Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by StealthGnome, Dec 26, 2006.
Birds - Alfred Hitchc0ck
A conundrum...The Royal Dirkzwager Distillery in The Netherlands has produced Van Gogh vodka for 133 years; Van Gogh died in July 1890, less than 123 years ago. What gives???
I;d love to know if Mike has tried that vodka and what he thinks of it.
(vodka -> Mike)
I have never heard of Van Gogh vodka, but it can't be as good as Chopin vodka from Poland.
Why cheat on Stolichnaya?
Better to drink Van Gogh vodka with Marloes Horst on a beach than absinthe with Van Gogh in a condominium...
Van Gogh's Still Life with Absinthe
Marloes Horst on a beach
Ludwig van Beethoven
If you place beets in an oven to bake and the power is lost, what would you call the unfinished casserole???
In musical parlance, a 6/8 beat? The Unfinished Beetphony? Something to finish on a camp fire while listening to Camper Van Beethoven?
Schubert's half-baked Alaska ?
"Seward's Folly"..."half-baked Alaskan land grab!
It beats me why baked beans on toast is considered an adequate breakfast by some...
Full Metal Jacket
Fully Mental Jacket...
Mental visualization...dress like a champion, play like a champion!
This may explain Hrbaty's lack of success.
Though Anna dressed like a champion,
she didn't play like a champion.
"We are the Champions"
We are les champignons!
Crêpes aux champignons...
Filet mignon followed by crepes Suzette, all served on the Champs D'Elysses!
Drinking Champagne with a woman named Suzette on Rue Saint-Denis. Or was it drinking St-Rémy brandy with a woman named Denise and her minions that day in Paris? Maybe her name was Brandi, I forget...
Wine, women and the Seine...a lot to sing about, even in the rain. "What a glorious feeling..."
"I'm in heaven ...."
^ "what a glorious feeling".
Are you alludin' to somepn
Alludin' to the alluvial conditions whilst the talented Mr. Kelly showed us how happy you can be while "Singing in the (Seine) Rain"!
Sitting with a vain, possibly insane, woman named Olga in my Volga next to the Volga...
"V" for Victory...sitting in your Volvo, listening to Revolver and admiring the cover of the album by Voorman while driving home from your job with Visma at their Swedish office in Vaxjo. Your wife is a vocalist named Veronica from Verona and she loves cooking your favorite dish, Veal Milanese, often served with a fine Valpolicella!
Mats Wilander (from Växjö)...
German "w"'s are pronounced as "v"'s; is Mats really German???
The Museum of Danish Resistance (1940-1945)
The museum tells the story of Danish resistance during **** occupation 1940-1945. It springs from an exhibition called Fighting Denmark, arranged by the Freedom Council in the summer of 1945. In 1957 a permanent museum was opened on the present location. The exhibition you see today was inaugurated in 1995.
Resistance against Danish Pastries is futile.
and Viennese imports (wienerbrød)...
Shostakovich Symphonies 6 & 9 / Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker (1986)...
such magical musical numbers...Bryan Adams' "Summer of '69" and, of course, Woodstock! My favorite numbers there were Ten Years After's "I'm Going Home" and Santana's "Soul Sacrifice"!
The Who by Numbers
One is the loneliest number by Three Dog Night.
Of course, if you have three dogs, you'll never have a lonely night!
Five to one, baby, one in five
No one here gets out alive...
"when the music's over, turn out the lights..."
Kinda similar to Willie Nelson's "Turn out the lights, the party's over...", immortalized by the late Don Meredith so many times on Monday Night Football!
The face in the mirror won't stop
The girl in the window won't drop
A feast of friends
"Alive!" she cried
Waitin' for me
Before I sink
Into the big sleep
I want to hear
I want to hear
The scream of the butterfly
Come back, baby
Back into my arm
We're gettin' tired of hangin' around
Waitin' around with our heads to the ground
I hear a very gentle sound
Very near yet very far
Very soft, yeah, very clear
Come today, come today...
Moog synthesizer -- The Doors first used one on their "Strange Days" album...
A Clockwork Orange used it too.
Nineteen (Paul Hardcastle)
1984 (George Orwell)
careful...Big Brother is watching you!
Also, 19 to 84...Johnny Unitas to Jim Mutscheller!
Isaac Newton Testing Kepler's Laws
The Great Comet of 1680...
Also, 16 to 80...Joe Montana to Jerry Rice!
The Great UFO of Tunguska 1908
Mark Twain...born two weeks after the 1835 apparition of Halley's comet. He died one day after its next apparition.
He stated, "I came in with it and I'm sure I'll go out with it, too!"
"The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco." -- Mark Twain
St Francis of Assisi
Sissy Spacek, a Christmas baby and Oscar winner (Loretta Lynn in "Coal Miner's Daughter"). It seems like yesterday when she played in "Carrie" but it was nearly 40 friggin' years ago!
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