Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by forzainter, Oct 17, 2007.
Poems and dreams alike make me think of mystery and candlelight.
My favorite mysteries are set in Scotland and written by Ian Rankin, a native of Cardenden in Fife. They feature a crusty murder detective named Inspector Rebus.
Pick up the first in his long series (Knots & Crosses), read it and you will be hooked!
Morrison read both. The band name was inspired by Huxley and his exploration of mushrooms and other psychedelics, but he also took lines from Blake, as well as taking lines, leading to an untimely demise in Paris.
The Book of the Dun Cow, which Morrison read, had a story about a crystal ship.
The Book of the Dun Cow, or Leabhar na hUidre in Irish, is named after this relic. It is an ancient manuscript dating from the twelfth century. It was written in Irish at Clonmacnoise.
The Book of the Dun Cow is the oldest surviving manuscript written in Irish. It contains the oldest versions of a number of famous Irish legends, such as the Táin Bó Cuailgne, or Cattle Raid of Cooley, and the Voyage of Bran.
@Sentinel , what a debilitating end instead of a fairy style ending for both Bolt and Farah!
What happened about Farah ?
The London event is happening at 2pm my time
Where are you getting the results. ... Some of the URLS that google gives me are blocked !!! and others are hanging.
I am still searching and trying to figure out about Bolt.
Okay, great news about the 5000m. I am a huge Ethiopian supporter since the days of Haile (90s), so an Ethiopian winning is great news.
Can't find a single YT of the 5000m race.
So much of content blocking !!!
5000m last lap. Seems a USA guy also almost overtook Mo, but the Ethiopians opened the inside track so Mo could come in second, otherwise he would not have got a place at all.
Oops, next one is old...
Austin, Texas has a slogan which reads "Keep Austin Weird."
Men's 1500m final.
London 2017 3000m Steeplechase final
800m Men's final
Amazing how the guys in the last two positions ....
Impressive Muguruza into [TRS] Cincinnati third round!
Back in the day when tar was used to pave the streets, the smell was powerful.
The sense of smell is very evocative of memories. When I was a kid, my father had a cover job at an embassy in Asia, and the thought of fresh tar evokes visual memories. My mom and I were once in the back of an embassy car with no air conditioning; it was very hot, so the windows were down. Road work was being done, and I can still remember being hot and miserable with the fumes of tar wafting in. Cow dung fertilizer permeating the air is another memory.
Did you stay in San Poobiego during Big_Wonderful's tenure? I hear the cow dung aroma is strong!
The limbic system evokes the strongest memories.
When i was 18 or 19, I would go for long runs on the highway leading to Mathura/Agra. There was a sewer on one side which stank to high heaven. It would be dark and cold on the highway. I would be accompanied by this stink for miles.
To this day, the smell reminds me of those long runs and somehow I do not detest the smell.
Former champ Maria Sharapova given US Open wild card.
On the hills of San Francisco, stick shift autos must require extra-special attention at red lights.
Not sure which, if either, car was stick but this chase scene was bawss:
This is my usual commute. Stick is a major nuisance on steep hills. Hybrids with auto transmissions serve me well.
When vive likes my post that means something huge is happening at TT.
"I don't always like guanzishou's poasts but when I do they're beauties!"... @vive le beau jeu ! , the moast interesting poaster on TTW!
the lalo schifrin music wasn't bad either...
can i use it as a megalomaniac desktop wallpaper ?
In Rodge's absence, Nadal is still a no show at Cincy, TRS.
"Montana Fire" is a still-popular desktop wallpaper.
I sold my belt to a customer tonight...his shorts were falling down and he had given a plumber's butt show to his group outing.
Case Study of a woman plumber: Petra’s Story
Women plumbers represent between 0.4 and 1% of all plumbers in UK. A statistic that hasn’t significantly changed in over 25 years. This means that every female plumber in UK is extraordinary, just by her very existence and persistence.
So we’re not going to pretend that Petra is a ‘typical’ woman plumber. There is no such thing, but here’s her story.
Petra came from Croatia with her family as a young girl. As she became adult she tried many jobs and nothing really suited her. She’s bright, but school wasn’t a great experience for her. She drifted, doing this and that. She had two children. Everything changed for them all when her oldest was diagnosed with a childhood cancer.
Petra is totally devoted to her family and especially her children; they really are her reason for living, so she was determined that she would nurse her son and that he’d survive this ordeal. She also realised that she’ll be the person nursing her dad when he gets older.
She took a look at her life and in the middle of a crisis that would crush many people, she decided she’d give herself the gift of a career that she loved and that would work for her.
While she nursed her son to health, she also studied at college one day a week to become a plumber. She says it was her therapy.
I'm buying anyone a trip to Orlando for a TTW Open tournament when I win the $650million Powerball drawing on Wednesday night.
I need some suggestions for numbers...1 to 69 regular and 1 to 26 for the PB. That way I can blame y'all when I loose!
Either he is probably too skinny or he needs to adopt Die Sewretchs Diät Methode.
He was phatter than Big_Wonderful!
I loved Petra's story, and it reminded me of a fantastic book which I've read many times - Autobiography of a Face. The author had a Ewing's sarcoma as a child and her experience of it was so interesting, it really was. She overcame this oft-fatal cancer but removal of most of her jaw on one side was part of the treatment, as well as chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Most of the book is about her own perception of how she looked throughout her teens and young adulthood. The author's name is Lucy Grealy.
"The Faces" by Tove Ditlevsen is an interesting Danish novel.
"Angola," the Louisiana State Penitentiary, is the largest maximum-security prison in the United States. It also is sometimes called "The Alcatraz of the South."
Can we play in Orlando ??
How can I travel with me shotgun ??
Beethoven was so deaf thus he wrote heavy metal music.
Wagner was influential enough to be featured in movies from the strong era of cinema like Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" and Coppola's "Apocalypse Now."the
From Wagner to Suzie Q to The Doors...great soundtrack!
Steve McQueen was an actor I really enjoyed.
I got electrocuted once. It was horrible.
I found Jaggy's post about getting electrocuted interesting and "Liked" it. This is not meant to say that I like that he was electrocuted.
Steve McQueen use to ride his motorcycle late at night in a residential neighborhood, shoot fireworks from his roof, and eat at the American Officer's Club when his family lived in Taipei during the shooting of "The Sand Pebbles."
“He’s rude, arrogant, intimidating and lazy. He’s the angriest man you’ll ever meet. He’s like a man with a fork in a world of soup.” -- Noel Gallagher on his younger brother Liam.
America Runs On Dunkin' - DD
I have only been to Dunkin' Donuts in Beijing, years ago. There was one right next to where I was staying, and I would pick-up coffee on my way out for the day.
Cher had some very long and very pretty black hair.
Sonny sang all the high notes!
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