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Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
I mean that literally, whatever comes to your mind. If theres a topic ya dont feel like makin a new thread about, post it here. If ya just wanna vent or ramble or are havin a bad day at work and feel like lettin us know your boss sucks, do it here.
Heres my ramble, I send my daughter to a private school and pay a pretty penny for it. Every week they are doin some kind of fundraiser for the school that the parents are required to buy and sell stuff. We bought candies, pizza, hoagies, and clothing so far and were only a month into the school year and I have about 3 more sales sheets in front of me to buy stuff from and sell to people. Ya know, theres only so many times ya can ask the same people if they wanna buy something for my daughters school, especially with the economy and all. Alot of people I know are going broke and I am soon to be aswell if this keeps up, the stuff isnt cheep either. Well, I feel better now. I just hope none of the school staff posts here ! [Big Grin]
Please share anything you would like. Doesnt matter what it is.


PAUL EDIT: Stay within the board rules on this thread, people. Some posts and posters have not, and as a result I've had to step in.


[ 19. September 2012, 00:58: Message edited by: P_a_u_l ]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
No vents from me today, as I am relaxed and well rested after a nice long weekend at camp. My husband went fishing for a while on Friday while I watched movies. On Saturday we went to some wineries, and I bought 7 bottles of wine. I bought a spiced wine that I'm going to have for Thanksgiving. I prefer dry white wine, or semi-dry, and my husband likes the sweet stuff that tastes like Welch's grape juice, LOL!
Do any of you like wine and if so, what type do you prefer? I do not like red wine, except for Eco Domani Merlot is okay.
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
Not much of a wine person here, makes me sleepy [Smile] Then again, ive never had anything you would call good, just cheap stuff. 7 bottles though im sure will make for a good time on any occasion. cheers !
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
Well, let's see...I feel like the eighth dwarf--cough-y dwarf. I think I'll stay home tomorrow....

Johnny, my school system won't let any "unhealthful" foods such as pizza and candy be delivered to school, so we don't have so much of that going on. We do a lot of fundraisers but not as much as some places do. I know what it's like though, and I don't blame you--I'd be upset too.
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
Ya i mean i could see once in awhile, but if ya knew what i pay just to send her there and the amount of kids that go there, ya'd think they wouldnt need all this $$$ and sometimes i wonder where it goes. I know the admin just got back from a nice vacation. hmmmm
On another note i hate this cold weather.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
* Hear ya johnny about the fund raising stuff. My little fellas actually only three, but I have nine neices and nephews who know that good ol Uncle Kevin never says "NO" to all their fundraisers...most recent was the $4 pancake breakfast...also, they all still seem to sell chocolate bars...had to start buying them and tell them each to keep the bar...I'd be as big as a house!

* Pitts...just the opposite...I love red wine. Prefer a medium dry but am trying to work myself up to the "real stuff". Currently like a Nova Scotia wine from Jost called Terra Rosa. I love watching the movie "Sideways"...it makes me want to drink wine by the bucket full...asking my wife for a wine cooler fridge for Christmas!

* petty...lotsa colds and flu going around here as well...not fun.
 
Posted by Stitch Groover (Member # 2895) on :
 
I wanna know if anyone has been to see "Paranormal Activity" yet?
It's not opening here until December but I've been hearing so much about it. It's so incredible that a film costing $15000 has become a massive massive hit. Last week it made over $20 million!!
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
Its so funny you ask that. I just watched all the preview clips i could find, and read some of the yahoo forums on this movie. Its seem to be one or the other, either people were petrified and they loved it, or they said it was boring and hated it. I wont give any details as i wanna be the judge for myself. I love paranormal stuff for real so this seems to be right up my alley !

Kev, exactly right. Its at the point where we buy the chocolate bars and give em back to my daughter and her friends.lol. But even then, i only give em 1 apeice since i dont feel that these candies should even be pushed like this in these schools. By the end of the year, im gonna have a basement full of chocolate. Hopefully theres some gremlins down there that will eat them [Smile] I might aswell just make a general donation to the school.

Woke up stuffed up, hope nothins comin on.

[ 20. October 2009, 05:20: Message edited by: johnny76 ]
 
Posted by cindymancini (Member # 679) on :
 
I'm feeling pretty crappy today too! Woke up cold, stuffed up and with my throat feeling weird...oh man, I really don't want to be sick! Ugh!!! Anyone want to go to Florida and soak up some sun?

Other than that, I wish I had more friends who were into horror movies...oh well [Frown] ...
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
Seeing as how we live fairly close, I hope it wasnt you that got me sick ! [Smile]
Your hangin with the wrong people, horror movies are the best, especially this time of year.
I never did see that dolly dearest, is it good ?
Edit: i saw you didnt see it. Im wondering if my vid store has it.

[ 20. October 2009, 06:07: Message edited by: johnny76 ]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Oh, the fundraisers. I get stuck buying from the neighbor girl across the street for both her school and for Girl Scouts. Now one of the kids next door is in 1st grade and selling the chocolate bars too. It's going to get to the point where I'm going to have to barracade myself in the house at the beginning of every school year! What do I do? I hate to tell the kids "NO!".

Hey kevdug- I love in that movie Sideways when Paul Giamatti just picks up the vat of wine and drinks from it- you know, where people spill out the leftover wine that they don't like- eewwwww-yuck! LOL
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
my husband is always coming home with things he gets from people at work or their kids' school fundraisers. last week, he came home with a big book full of coupons for places to eat out. he paid $20.00 for it. can you imagine if everyone if his office bought one, how much money that kid made? haha. i don't mind buying from kids. when my daughter has fundraisers, it's kind of a rule that we all have to buy individually from her little catalog. my mom, dad, brother...etc. but she goes to a public school so we aren't in that situation like you guys are.
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
I was just gonna ask that, the schools you others are mentioning, are they public or private schools ? I went to a public school and the only times I ever had to sell anything was for our 5th grade trip and senior trip.
Ronnie- we had the restaurant sales sheet already and you would not beleive how tough it was to even ask family if they wanted to buy these gift certificates, the minimum purchase was $20.00 they went all the way up to $100.00. Needless to say, i bought, her grandparents and great grandparents bought. I didnt have the heart to ask many more people. Im startin to feel like a salesman for the school only not gettin paid, im payin them.
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
My school's public.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Public schools for me as well...seems they're getting just as bad. A few years back a little kid came to my house selling Christmas decorations, and I bought what looked like little wooden figures to hang on your Christmas tree. When they arrived, I laughed for about an hour...they were no bigger than a dime each...and a steal for $15! We actually had tiny stockings for our gold fish at the time (Elroy and Big Ethel)...and the decorations were small enough to fit in them.
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by kevdugp73:
Public schools for me as well...seems they're getting just as bad. A few years back a little kid came to my house selling Christmas decorations, and I bought what looked like little wooden figures to hang on your Christmas tree. When they arrived, I laughed for about an hour...they were no bigger than a dime each...and a steal for $15! We actually had tiny stockings for our gold fish at the time (Elroy and Big Ethel)...and the decorations were small enough to fit in them.

That is classic. Even goldfish need love during the holidays !!! [Smile]

I was attacked by ladybugs today. They came out of the woodwork with this warm day we had. I didnt know they bite til one bit my hand.
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
anyone else have picky eaters at home?
my daughter is way too picky with food. she takes after her dad though because he always ate like a bird. it's the strangest thing, she won't eat hamburgers but she will eat broccoli. she won't eat mashed potatoes but she will eat salmon. if i buy a different kind of bread, she doesn't like it. this morning, i made her pancakes and she didn't like the brand of syrup i had. ??? goodness gracious!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Hopefully your daughter will outgrow the pickiness Ron. My old college boyfriend was the pickiest eater too, and it drove me nuts. I will eat just about anything, but his diet consisted of hamburgers, hot dogs, or steak or tacos. I am so glad that my husband likes most everything I have made. The only thing he didn't like were my vegetarian stuffed cabbages lol.
 
Posted by jdocster McFly you Irish bug (Member # 5752) on :
 
My niece and nephew both went to catholic school. It's all about the fund raising!!!! Talk about a competition... I never would have made it through catholic school BTW... [Big Grin]

Now it's my coworkers... Constantly trying to get me to buy a bunch of crap for their kids... Of course I have to buy some of it. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
Thats the problem, when its for a kid, especially a young one, people feel compelled to buy something. So my thing is that I dont want people thinkin that i know they are gonna buy something and thats why I keep coming back and askin them to buy more. My daughter is 5 so I guess its easier to make a sale cause people are less likely to say no. But thats the problem, im runnin outta people to ask.
Hey, any of you guys or girls on here wanna buy some delicious chocolates ??? [Big Grin]

Ronnie, I know exactly what you mean, my daughter is as picky as they get. Meals can become a real hassle in my house.

[ 21. October 2009, 18:51: Message edited by: johnny76 ]
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
We're having some struggles getting our three year old son to eat...really really picky. We try not to make a big deal about it...sometimes the extra attention is incentive for them to keep refusing, and we've quickly learned...if he don't want ta eat it...he ain't gonna! When he doesn't eat properly...no treats for the day...sooner or later he gets hungry enough. He loves tons of fruit, but really struggling with meat and veggies....
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
No rain all week, now its friday night and its pouring. Typical Pa. weather. Ugh... But it does set the mood for some good horror flix [Smile]
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
yeah same here johnny76 we had a nice week no rain until last night and it didn't stop until early this morning! more showers today and sunday too
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Played Texas Hold 'Em last night- of course I did not win anything. Grrrrrrr. It's the same group of people that we play with every month, except my husband and I didn't play since June because his Mother was in the hospital and then passed away in August, so we have been too busy to play. But every time we do play, it seems like the same three or four people always win something. I have yet to place in our first game of the night, and then after that we play a short $5 game, which I won once last year- I won $40- enough to pay for my hubby's and my $20 first game, so I almost broke even.
Oh well, the weather is beautiful today here- a nice sunny October day.
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
we went to our friend's to watch the sabres game which we won in the shoot-out 3-2 and the new 19 year old rookie got the winning goal his first it was so exciting for him came home about midnight and watched aliens for a while and crashed!! today i did some things around the house with my one hand lol hubby helped though so that was good cleaned my turtle-fish aquarium and did some cooking now relaxing here have a great sunday everyone!!
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
Ya its actually a beautiful day here. Good day for a hike or a walk in the woods. Theres a lake I wanna go for walk around, I think its called Crystal Lake. Supposedly it was an old camp that was shut down a few years back due to some unfortunate events. Anybody wanna go ? [Big Grin]
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
pretty funny johnny76 !! it is cold here right now in buffalo only 38 but suppose to be sunny and 55 today ! yeah i get my cast off friday get a break at least until november 10th when i have the wrist fusion surgery! i will have to get all my stuff done in the house before that of course cause then the cast will be on again for another 6-8 weeks fun wow!!
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
* Pitts...I can't seem to win at poker either. Me and some buddies get together a few times a year, each willing to lose about $40...usually end up breaking even. Mostly about the company anyway...a few drinks and some good food...always a great time.

* We've been having a few nice sunny days in Nova Scotia, but the rain has been horrible and consistent...making me cranky! I used to love the rain...a good excuse to be lazy and watch movies...now I always worry about my basement taking in water...which only happened once a few years ago, and it was fixed...but still...worry about that.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
kevdug, I guess I shouldn't complain too much- the host of poker night makes something to eat and then everyone else brings either an appetizer or a dessert or something like that. Plus the host supplies the beer and soda, etc. When we have it at our house, I make meatballs in the crock pot, and I set out buns and mozzerella cheese to make meatball sandwiches. I also made some BBQ pulled pork too, and they made sandwiches with that too.
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
^ This post made me hungry. [Smile]
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
I just want to say I am SO FLIPPIN DISAPPOINTED with the Chicago Bears. [Frown] Is it really necessary to lose two (or is it three?) games in a row????
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
yesterday was gorgeous here 60 and sunny today the same but rain tonight and tomorrow so i am gonna enjoy today! we are gonna barbecue tonight too maybe one of the last days to do it here lol barbecued chicken and baked potatoes and veggies and of course applesauce! have a great day everyone!!
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
Petty- ya that sucks, not being sarcastic but I think the Bears left with the eighties.

On top of that, there has been lotsa food talk on this thread as of recent and it has been making me very hungry. I think as the thread starter, samples should be sent to my house. Next day air of course. [Smile]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
johnny- myfriend just emailed me the recipe for her smoked salmon dip that she served at poker on Sat. It was yummmy!
Today I picked up my ring which Ihad re-sized. Actually, it was my husband's sister's ring which was a gift from their parents for her sweet 16. She died when she was only 20 from cystic fibrosis. So after my M-I-L died two months ago, my hubby dug it up and said he wanted me to have it. It is beautiful. Don't know if anyone remembers them- they were popular in the 1970's- it is a pink star sapphire set in a beautiful yellow gold setting. I've never seen anything like it. It's a good thing I like pink. And it is cool- you can see the "star" in the middle of the stone in the light. It's just nice to know that I have it and it has sentimental value to me and my hubby.
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
yesterday i was turning the A/C on in my car because it was so warm outside. i woke up this morning and it was cold! the high today here is 64 degrees i think. that is cold for us hahaha. what can i say, i live in the desert.
 
Posted by mamamiasweetpeaches (Member # 1715) on :
 
It rained all day here yesterday and its gonna rain all day here today. AND its supposedly gonna rain Halloween so we're all really "looking foward" to that!

My daughter is having a Boy -Girl Party here from 12pm-2 pm, then Im taking everyone trick-or-treating and then when thats over the boys are going home and the girls are sleeping over and watching horror movies.

Well, that was The Plan at least. Now if 2 PM ends up being when it rains what the Hell do I do???? I guess I put a movie on and hope the rains passes
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
mamamia - you could put them all in rain slickers and they could all go as the guy from "I know what you did last summer". [Smile]

Its rainin and miserable here and my daughter is sick, she has a 102 fever right now so im nervous. Called the Dr's and they said to let it run its course. If the fever doesnt break in 3 or 4 days call back they said. Gunna be a bad couple days, especially with all this flu business goin around.
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
johnny i am sorry to hear about your daughter. i hope she gets well soon.
i hate to see kids sick. being that i have a 6 month old, i pretty much stay indoors unless i have to go out...thanks to the flu business. i am so paranoid about my son getting sick. and my daughter was sick a couple of weeks ago. and i definitely have to make sure i don't catch anything. good grief.

mamamia, i don't know how old your daughter and her friends are, but is there an indoor halloween place you can take them to? i know a couple of rec places here that are doing indoor halloween celebrations with games, booths, and of course they give out candies from every booth and game area. the malls give out candy too.
 
Posted by jdocster McFly you Irish bug (Member # 5752) on :
 
johnny76,

I hope your daughter is feeling better too. The flu is an awful thing this year...

Sounds like it's raining EVERYWHERE!!! Of course it's raining here in Kansas City again...

All of this food talk is making me hungry. I had this awesome chili dish. It's really very mild and very good....

Here is a great recipe for "Calico Chili"

CROCK POT 3 BEAN BAKED BEANS
1 lb. ground beef
3/4 lb. bacon (cut in sm. pieces)
1 c. chopped onion
2 (1 lb. 5 oz.) cans Pork and Beans
1 (1 lb.) can kidney beans, drained
1 (1 lb.) can butter beans, drained or lima beans
1/2 c. catsup
1/4 c. brown sugar
3 tbsp. white vinegar
add a couple tablespoons of mustard
1 tsp. salt
Dash pepper
Brown ground beef in skillet; drain off fat. Put beef in crock pot. Brown bacon and onions; drain off fat. Add bacon, onions, and all remaining ingredients to crock pot. Stir together well
Cover and cook on low 4-9 hours. If using the 2-quart crock pot, reduce this recipe by half.

Yum!
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
Thanks for the well wishes for my daughter guys ! Her fever keeps bouncin from 100-103.5 and now she has a freakin sore throat and a bad cough. We have an appt tomorrow to see if its H1N1 or what so im a bit nervous. Ill let yas know how it goes.

Thanks for postin the recipe, like I said a couple posts up. This thread is makin me hungry with all the food talk. Which is a good thing [Smile]

Still miserable weather here, I feel like I live in a dark rainy gotham city. Its gettin old.
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
hi johnny76 i hope your daughter gets better soon ? i know what you mean about the weather it has been raiing alot here lately too warmer temps. for buffalo this time of year but it is suppose to rain all weekend and be very windy again saturday which i hope they are wrong about for the trick or treaters at least?
 
Posted by 80'sRocked (Member # 6979) on :
 
Happy Halloween!!!

AND....Go Yankees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
oh geez, i hope the yankees LOSE.
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
Dr said my 5 yr old has HIN1 flu. He said she is healthy so there is nothing to worry about. No treatments or nothin, its just gotta run its course. Easy for him to say. And he did mention that the media is blowin this way outta proportion which I think most of us knew anyway.

Wow, I just realized that sum years back, id be out eggin cars tonight. Miss them days. [Smile]
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
hi johnny76 so glad your daughter is gonna be okay! and yes they have been blowing this flu out of proportion for a while now i have never gotten a flu shot and never will i am just staying away from people that are sick right now because i am having surgery nov. 10th. it is pouring here and windy today i hope it clears up for the kids later though Happy halloween everyone!! [Karate Kid] [Cool] [Wink]
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
Thanks b-g ! Miserable, rainy and windy as heck here. Its becoming a common thing. I just feel bad for the little ones whos trick or treatin will be spoiled tonight.

Happy Halloween all !!! Great day to be listening to helloween. [Cool]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Too bad they didn't have trick or treat on Friday here. It was sunny and warm- high of 73! It was so hot in the mall I went to. The weather was cold and damp on Sat. but at least it quit raining in time for the trick or treaters. We actually got a good no. this year- I'd say 30-35. But I still have leftover candy [Frown] I dont' know what do to with it all.
Buffalogirl- stay inside and at home until your surgery! I usually get a cold in Oct. then I'm good until January or February. I always manage to catch a nasty virus just from going out shopping for groceries. Why don't people just stay home when they are sick instead of infecting half the population with their illness?
Johnny76, I hope your daughter is doing well. I'm sure you're taking good care of her.
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
hi pittsburghgirl too late lol bill has been sick since saturday with the flu he has a fever of 101.5 and aches and chills and a brutal headache the dope went to his mom's last thursday to see her and everyone was sick there duh? i could just choke him the doc said it isn't the h1n1 flu just the regular one no matter i can't get any of them right now? i have been staying away from him but sooner or later i am sure i will get it i just hope it is after next tuesday? going for my medical release exam tomorrow afternoon then nowhere until tuesday morning lol how is your daughter doing johnny76? i hope she is better now/
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
Thanks for askin guys, shes about 95% better now, just some coughing spells for the most part. Some of the schools around here have half their students out cuzza this s**t.

I came to find out from the principal of her school that a certain kids parents sent their kid to school with H1N1 because they had nobody to watch the kid during the day. I was angry to say the least !!!

Is it summer yet ?????

[Mad]
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
that's great johnny76 glad she is better? bill doesn't get sick much but this flu he is is brutal his legs are killing him and head is pounding he is also freezing what is wrong with these parents? it is on the news everyday if you are sick stay home!! bill has not been to work yet this week and won't go until his fever breaks some people just don't think do they??
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I know when I was a teenager/college aged, if I called off of work from the stupid restaurant that I worked at, the stupid *** manager wanted a doctor's excuse! So I just got one from the nurse's office on campus (we didn't have a doctor on campus). I had bronchitis one time, and he chewed me out for calling off, so when I went to pick up my meds, I dropped off my excuse looking my worst. What a jerk, I guess he would rather I cough all over everyone's food, plus get all the co-workers sick, than let me have the weekend off to recuperate! I wonder where the rat is working now.
 
Posted by Faith No Motley (Member # 3598) on :
 
Steven Segal reality cop show starting in December on A&E. Seriously lmao........
 
Posted by 80'sRocked (Member # 6979) on :
 
[Big Grin] [Big Grin] Number 27!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Big Grin] [Big Grin]


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Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
wow the yankees won the world series and also happy ryan miller got his second shut-out of the season and we beat the islanders 3-0 !! off to the doc today for my medical release for the surgery next tuesday fun wow. hubby is still sick and has a fever so he will not be going to work at all this week i just hope the fever breaks soon it was 102 this morning he is taking aleve and robitussin dm for it but it is still feeling bad!! he told me yesterday this is the worse flu he ever had i believe it!! have a good day everyone!
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
i am back had to go back to the wrist surgeon yesterday my soft cast was too tight and had more pain so they rewrapped it a liitle looser for me fingers still pretty swollen and i miss my pain button lol they took the pump out friday morning but i am still on antibiotics and loritab for pain when i need them. monday i get my stitches out and a hard cast put on for 8 weeks gonna get a red and green one for christmas . missed the forum but i will be checking in once a day again now, have a great day everyone!
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
Speedy recovery on that wrist b-g ! [Smile]

The sun has actually been out here for a few days now, startin to feel a lil more like fall in Pennsylvania rather than Transylvania.

By the way, Transylvania 6-5000 is a great flick from the 80's. I need to watch that soon !

Goin back to the school fundraiser thing which is why I started this thread, we ordered 9 boxes of donuts for fam and friends a few weeks back. They gave us 7 boxes and said they lost the other 2. They did offer a refund but I just told them to keep it. In the end, we gave the boxes we got to everyone else and didnt keep any for us. Needless to say, no more fundraisers for us until my daughters class trip fundraiser at the end of the year. That was the last straw.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Buffalogirl, nice to see you back. Speedy recovery!
And as for the school fundraisers- last week I stepped out to get my mail in the late afternoon (we don't get it until 4:30 or 5:00pm). My neighbor across the street was standing outside with one of her grandsons, and I saw her talking to her daughter-in-law and the other grandson. Then the D-I-L starts to hoof it up the street with the kid in tow, carrying a box with a handle, probably filled with those darn candy bars the kids have been selling. I don't have a problem buying them from my neighbor kids. But those grandchildren don't live in our neighborhood- they live about 20 miles away in a different school district. So why are we expected to buy stuff from them now? I went into full lockdown mode- shut off the tv, lights, etc, and I retreated to the basement here in my office for about 1/2 an hour.
 
Posted by Stitch Groover (Member # 2895) on :
 
LOl @Pitts - "Red alert, we have fundraisers approaching, I repeat, fundraisers!" I have such a hard time saying no to fundraisers, particularly because I work for a couple of charities myself and I'm often the one rattling the tin or selling raffle tickets.

I've come up with a trick that seems to work for me.. coz I donate regularly to about 5 charities through direct debit from my bank account, when I'm approached by another charity I tell them I'd love to but I'd have to give away one of the other charities coz I can't afford to help another one. This way I don't have to say a flat out "no" and they don't have to do the whole spiel trying to cajole a few dollars a month out of me!
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
thanks everyone glad to be back but speedy recovery no lol i have to go to the surgeon again today for the pain and swelling in my fingers still and the therapist also what he is gonna do with this big *** cast on my wrist i have no clue lol . as far as the fund raising thing already started here too bill came home with a bunch of girl scout cookies and raffle tickets last week . i too give every so often each year to the spca and lung association and we also give to the stamp out hunger every year from 97 rock they have their van and truck set up already so we are dropping off food there this weekend.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I like to donate to the food bank here. And there is also a church that is collecting stuff to send to the soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, and I will have tons of stuff for them once I get to cleaning my M-I-L's house. She had tons of unopened shampoo, soap, etc. that they need.
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
spoke too soon had a 2 day set back with my fusion surgery! the therapist took off my packing thursday and i had bleeding from one of my many stitches lol he put a bandaid on it and a splint came home had alot of pain from the exercises so i took a loritab low and behold i developed a allergic reaction to it blew up like a balloon and red hives everywhere hubby ran and got benedryl then i took off my splint and another stitch was bleeding more after the exercises so i called the surgeon had to go in friday morning they cautarized the stitches that were bleeding and put me on prednisone for the allergic reaction for 6 days and a new pain pill fun wow now i go back to the therapist tomorrow and my doc is gonna determine if i should have the stitches out tomorrow or leave them in yet and if they are gonna put me in a cast or a splint for 8 weeks uggg!! i will be glad when this is all over but it will be a long healing process for sure!!
 
Posted by 80'sRocked (Member # 6979) on :
 
That sucks Dee....all my best to you with the recovery.
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
Dang b-g. I hope the best for you and your situation with the wrist problem. Heel up ok ?
And to all, have an awesome week as best ya's can.

Side note, hate using up so much heating oil this early. If it gets down below 65 outside, my wife makes me put the heat on. I tell her to toughen up, but it doesnt work, although its like 67 degrees inside.

Oh well, have a good week everyone ! I wish it were the 80's and was goin to see the lost boys in the theatres. Part 1 of course [Smile]
 
Posted by Devolution (Member # 1731) on :
 
Devolution here,

Here's something random.

The Cleveland Show is total garbage.

that is all.

We are DEVO
 
Posted by Stitch Groover (Member # 2895) on :
 
The Cleveland Show is starting on TV here on Wednesday night. I kind had the feeling it would be crap... thanks for confirming Devo!!!
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
thanks johnny76 i had a better day at the doc today went to therapy first did more exercises for my wrist then had heat and ice put on swelling is better now thanks partly to the prednisone too. had x rays and got to see the metal bar and screws in my wrist very long and wierd lol. took my stitches out and have a hard splint no cast for once yeah!! pain is better too and i have to do my exercises 4-5 times a day at home now go back to see the doc again dec. 21st. so i am doing much better now!! i wish it were 65 here johnny76 only 55 but sunny our heat is on 60 inside but we are gonna get colder here thursday and friday and snow!! and i agree i watched the cleveland show again last night and it is still sad!!! i dont think it will last long at all!
 
Posted by Stitch Groover (Member # 2895) on :
 
I spent last Saturday in hospital! I had been sick for a few days before and kept getting worse. When I woke up on Saturday morning, I had a panic attack which in my case is hyperventilating, so I took myself off to the A&E dept, and they found my potassium levels were dangerously low!

I'm find now, but I have to take potassium tablets for a while, and use "No Salt", which is made from potassium rather than sodium.
 
Posted by 80'sRocked (Member # 6979) on :
 
Wow Stitch....scary stuff there. Get well soon
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
Hope all is well stitch ! Gotta rest up for turkey day ! [Smile]
 
Posted by Stitch Groover (Member # 2895) on :
 
Thanks guys, feeling great now!

Johnny, turkey day isn't until Dec 25... we don't have Thanksgiving here in Oz - we just have 4 or 5 weeks of xmas parties every weekend where we get hammered and bbq sausages into charcoal! Good times....
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
hey stitch glad you are better now? freaky stuff for sure!!! i like your thanksgiving better too lol although i have to admit i won't be partying much for a while yet? happy thanksgiving everyone!!!
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Stitch Groover:
Thanks guys, feeling great now!

Johnny, turkey day isn't until Dec 25... we don't have Thanksgiving here in Oz - we just have 4 or 5 weeks of xmas parties every weekend where we get hammered and bbq sausages into charcoal! Good times....

I like the sounds of that Stitch ! Oz here I come ! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
okay sick of my wrist hurting now and the exercises and the hard splint i have to wear lol i guess i will have to just put up with it until i go back to the surgeon on dec. 21st. gonna go to our buddies house for a while to watch the sabres game hopefully they will win tonight too!! have a great weekend everyone!!
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
the bills are gonna be playing on national t.v. tonight i hope they can win again? as for my wrist it is still hurting alot but i think partly it is because of the weather too it has been raining since 5;00 last night and suppose to rain all day then turn cold tonight and snow all weekend i think winter is here to stay now we had warm temps. up until now so we can't complain ?
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
Hey b-g, you better get that wrist all healed up for opening those presents in a few weeks. [Smile]

As far as the weather goes, I thought the roof was goona blow off in the night. The wind was insane !

Everybody got their Christmas shopping done ? [Wink] Just P.M. me if anybodys wondering what I want !!! [Smile]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Omg, that wind scared the crap outta me. I woke up and heard all of that noise, and the first thing that came to mind was planes flying over head. Then all I could think of was we were getting attacked again. it just reminded me of 9-11. I only live about an hour's drive from Shanksville. All this while I have my air cleaner running to block out noise from the cars traveling up and down the street. So I was totally tired and confused. I am tired, hopefully I should sleep good tonight.
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
Here's a random thought after an experience I had today...there are some women, who, after having their first child, should immediately be fixed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
Yay, the forums back [Big Grin]
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
Pitts- ya that wind was crazy, I looked out the window at 3 in the morning thinkin a tornado was right outside the house. Thank god it calmed, then it got eerily warm.

Petty- how bout a lil more on that story, sounds a bit interesting.

Morning- ya couldnt get on at all yesterday, glad its back. Need my 80's fix. [Smile]
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
your too funny johnny76 !! wrist is slowly getting better this one is taking a long time hand is still swollen and still have pain now i have to get use to my wrist clicking every time i turn it as far as christmas shopping hubby is mot too happy he has to go with me this year lol but he has no choice !! he had to play 52 pick up this morning as i was making spagetti for tomorrow and dropped a whole box of angel hair pasta on the floor with my right hand yet lol!! have a great weekend everyone!! oh as far as the bills they fell apart as usual and lost to the jets thursday night go figure!!
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
Our guidance counselor and I had to make a home visit the other day...can't say much about it other than children should not have to live like that....
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
You need not say anymore petty, thats a sore subject there. And I totally agree, one chance and then it should be take the kids away from them for good and make them get fixed, no questions asked on their part either.

b-g- that wrist, whens the proposed healing date ? [Smile] Pickin up a box of fallen spaghetti is never fun ! Maybe for now you can get one of those hooks like Woody Harrelson wore in "Kingpin". Just dont go bowling with it ! [Smile]
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
hi johnny76 actually the spagetti was not cooked yet i was going to open the box tipped it over and it all fell on the floor that was at least easier then cooked spagetti to pick up lol!! and thank god my new shark vacuum picked up what bill couldn't !!! actually the healing should take 8-10 weeks 12 at the most but i am calling the doc tomorrow as i am having alot of pain and swelling still on the top of my hand also a clicking when i turn my wrist which may be normal but i want to be sure it is! your right i could use one of those hooks for my right hand now i haven't bowled in years so no problem there lol have a great day johnny76
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
Thanks b-g ! you too [Smile]

Yesterday I took my daughter for Christmas pictures at the local mall, boy did I pick a bad time. Even though I made an appointment, we still had to wait over an hour past the set time for us to get in there. It was a madhouse, I love kids but the place was like a zoo with no organization whatsoever. Took nearly 3 hours to get it all done.

Bone chilling cold here in Pa. today, there goes my precious oil [Frown]
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
oh i bet it was a nightmare at the mall johnny76. we went to the galleria here yesterday after my chiropractor's appt. i had to pick up some pull up boots since i can't tie the ones i bought last year and we are suppose to get alot of snow this week and it was nuts there too. we went to 2 stores and got the heck out of there lol!! cold here too 31 right now and flurries we are getting ready for the storm that is in the south right now suppose to get here wednesday night and thursday!
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
Don't send your kids to school when they're throwing up and have been for two days!!!!!!! BTW, same parent I was bitching about before....
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
Couldnt agree more on that petty, thats how my daughter got h1n1 last month. Because some parent sent their kid to school throwin up with a 103' fever. Stupidity ! But the worst part is they dont learn even after being told.

Bad snow to sleet storm goin on right now here in NEPA. My daughters school is canceled along with many more in the state. So everybody venturing out on the roads in this mess drive safe ! And no bumper skiing ! [Wink]
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
i never will understand why parents send their kids to school sick? all they do is just keep passing it back and forth! pretty ignorant i say!! our weather was just brutal yesterday a little better today but extremely cold and windy still only 15 right now! i had to call the highway dept. and blow the neighbor in across the street for parking his van in front of our house for 3 days noone is suppose to park on the street in the winter here so the plows can get thru and this guy was just too lazy to move his van so the plows had to stop before they got past our driveway so all the snow was piled in the street and driveway when bill came home to snow blow he had to do half the street so when he finally gets done about 7;30 last night the guy comes out and puts his van in the driveway so rude!!! they have a garage and a double wide driveway wth!! some people are just inconsiderate!!! thanks for the vent!lol
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
The reason those idiots sent their kids to school while they are sick: 1. Tired of taking care of a sick child, so let the teacher do it instead or 2. They don't want to miss out on work to stay home with a sick child.
On my M.I.L.'s street, they all have driveways and garages, yet no one parks in their driveways. Their driveways are empty! It's like playing some sort of zig-zag game trying to maneuver up her street between all of the cars. It's ridiculous, I don't know why they don't pass an ordinance there.
 
Posted by EJ Loves Takashi (Member # 7767) on :
 
Man who fart in church sit in own pew.

That's my say anything for today!
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
Thanks for those words of wisdom EJ ! [Smile]

Gettin ready for my daughters birthday party today, shes excited cuz shes in kindergarten and her new friends will be there. Ah, to be a kid again.

Its cold but nice and sunny today here so thats good. Now tomorrow, snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Ugh
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
hey pittsburghgirl they do have a ordinance here but it is not enforced they need to give all the idiots a ticket i bet they wouldn't park on the street anymore? nice here today for a change sunny and 28 my sis who lives in the boonies near arcade got 3 feet of snow yesterday we have about 9 inches now we have a freezing rain advisory for tomorrow fun wow!! have a great saturday everyone we are gonna chill at home and watch the sabres game and watch the new star trek movie we rented today!!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
The roads were a sheet of ice here in the Pittsburgh area. They shut down I79 and the Parkway this morning. I'm not going anywhere today. Today is a day to sit in and watch some movies.
 
Posted by Kowalski (Member # 8412) on :
 
Do any of use have any snow were you are
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Not much snow here but it´s freezing cold today, minus 25 degrees celsius.
Hrrrrrr...
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
we had about 8 inches by us kowalski but after the rain all dy yesterday probably only a few inches left but of course we are suppose to get more snow tuesday night and wednesday.
 
Posted by Stitch Groover (Member # 2895) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by pettyfan:
Here's a random thought after an experience I had today...there are some women, who, after having their first child, should immediately be fixed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The only nice thing I have to say about my sister in law (heretofore known as "bitchmonster") is that she is the perfect argument for compulsary sterilization!
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
as a woman who could not have kids unfortunately i wanted a boy and a girl i see this all the time and it really gets me upset i think those kids should be with me or she should not have those kids ? i have been saying it for years some people do not deserve their kids! but it was not meant to be i guess!
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
So I tell my wife to bring home a tree no more than 6 feet high. She brings home one nearly 7.7 feet tall. Had to cut the 3 bottom rows of branches off plus 6 inches of the stump and nearly a foot off the top. The thing weighs a ton and bent the tree stand like a pretzel. My living room now looks like "Sherwood forest". Im waiting for to be attacked by a family of squirrels. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
My neigbors once got a tree at one of those places where you go and cut it down yourself. It still had a bird's nest in it, but I think they had already flown the coop for the winter.

We got that tree that fell over in our yard all cut up. You should have seen the sparrows- they were all trying to take up residence in it before hubby took the chainsaw to it. It was so funny!
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
More random-ness...five more school days till Christmas break!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can ya tell I'm excited???? [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by johnny76:
So I tell my wife to bring home a tree no more than 6 feet high. She brings home one nearly 7.7 feet tall. Had to cut the 3 bottom rows of branches off plus 6 inches of the stump and nearly a foot off the top. The thing weighs a ton and bent the tree stand like a pretzel. My living room now looks like "Sherwood forest". Im waiting for to be attacked by a family of squirrels. [Big Grin]

As long as they aren't like Slappy the Squirrel with her handbag, johnny76, then you should be all right! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
No squirrel attacks yet so im good ! [Smile]

Company Christmas party tonight, I had the riot act read to me by my wife about the amount of alcoholic beverages I partake in. Its not fair I tell ya !!!

Im hoping this snow storm hittin the east coast holds off for the ride home,"not that ill be driving anyway". Anyone gettin hit with this storm yet ?
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
We've got 5 inches of snow so far. I'm loving it, but then I don't have to be anywhere today. I pity the people working in the malls- I'm sure it's slow there today. I'm going to go out and take some pictures later. Lovin' the snow! And the Christmas lights will look so nice tonight too!
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
hey johnny76 hope you had a good time at the party last night! we are not getting hit by the storm here but pretty cold and windy out only 25 we are suppose to get lake effect snow this week though! off to our buddie's house to watch the sabres game and the football game good thing she has 2 t.v.'s at the bar lol have a good night all!
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
Well, the snow held off til about mid-party and we live about a half hour away from where the party was at. Had a decent time ! Put the Jeep in 4wd and cruised home slowly.

My inlaws suck and gave us grief for pickin up our daughter 20 minutes late. They wreck the holidays for me !!!

Hope everyone is havin a good night !!! Stay safe Pitts and b-g and everyone !!! [Smile]
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
hey johnny76 sorry your in-laws gave you grief i agree some of mine are a pain too lol!! glad you made it home safely though! yes stay safe everyone with the storms i heard it is moving north today? we have sun and 29 here but we could get alot of lake effect snow especially christmas eve and christmas day!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Good game last night buffalogirl! Did you know that the Penguins and Sabres have the most tied games played against each other in the NHL? I think it is 41.
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
I know I wrote this on the other thread but R.I.P. Brittany Murphy. Sad night [Frown]
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
it was a good game pittsburghgirl!! i did know that but thank you ! i am so upset today i was suppsoe to see my wrist surgeon this morning at 9;10 they called me at quarter to 9 and told me my doctor had to leave for the day and they will call me back to reschedule in a day or two? hello this was my post-op appt. and still have alot of swelling and pain !! he is giving me a complex the last 2 times i was suppose to see him i saw his p.a. karen cause he had to leave wth?? only one good thing is i had not left to go see him yet i guess?
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
b.g. No more runaround for you from that doctor. Next time they call and try to re-schedule or have you see the P.A., demand to see the Doctor immediately! You were probably one of his last morning appts. and decided to blow you off.
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
Our electricity is back on!!! We had been without since Friday night. There are still some people in our county who are still without.

We had about a foot of snow...our county board of education didn't see any reason to call off school early on Friday (even though they knew the snow was coming) and we had several buses get stuck at one of our high schools, our third grade teacher wrecked her car...I'd just like, for once, our county school board to take weather warnings seriously. This is not the first time this has happened!!!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I ams till waiting to hear back from the Dr.'s office- I had an endoscopy done last Thurs. and they are supposed to call me late this afternoon. My stomach is in knots just waiting.

petty- I remember getting storms like that in my hometown when I was a kid. They rarely if ever called off school completely. Once, we had to go to school the day after a blizzard and we had gotten 14 inches of snow. Our school bus wrecked, but luckily no one was hurt. So the bus driver had one of the kids go to a house to call the school. They sent another bus and we had to go to school for the day- we were so disappointed! I remember that kid tromping through the yards, and the snow was about 2 feet high- he was soaked up to his thighs! Around where I live now, if they get 1/2 inch of snow, they call off school. What a bunch of wimps.
 
Posted by aceofspades70 (Member # 6247) on :
 
Well let's see here...

hey ya'll! I haven't been here in a long time and most of you don't even know me. I'm Lee.

Hello to those of you who might remember me by some vague chance, and Happy Holidays to all.

I have been busy. Yep, so busy in fact that I have made my own movie. www.guntownthemovie.com

Now while I'd love to pimp my movie out to all of you...I won't. lol

So, how has everyone been? Good? Bad? Both?

Holler back and let me know. I'm taking a holiday break-o-matic time out. Next year, it's time for the next project.

Good to be here!
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
Petty- Glad the electro is back on for you guys. Seems most districts have been getting more and more lax on closing during bad weather. Which is why everytime theres bad weather and school, were always seeing more accidents. They need to realize that not just students but all staff aswell is at risk in these storms.

B-G - Hows that wrist ? gunna be able to unwrap presents i hope ?

Pitts- Hope all goes well with you and the doc !

Ace- ill be sure to check your movie out later. Good seeing ya.

Well, Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all you guys no matter what you celebrate or even if you dont. Enjoy the days off at the very least !
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
hey pittsburghgirl hope all goes well with your test please let us know i will say a prayer for you, we had two scary weeks here bill woke up last wednesday with double vision spent 10 hours in the emergency room and since then all the tests he could possible have! found out tuesday he has a brain anoryism on the left side of his brain which is effecting his right eye and giving him severe headaches!the good news is that it is not ruptured and not too big so the nuerologist can take it out thru his leg (angiogram) he goes back to see him jan. 6th to schedule the surgery just glad it is not worse but in the meantime he will have to put up with the eye problem and headaches until then? hey pitts. i did find out when i went to the wrist doctor that he had the flu first time in 8 years he called in sick but i did see karen and i was put on antibiotics for a infection in my wrist which is one of the complications from the fusion surgery and have to have bloodwork done but i am sure i will be fine. hey johnny my right hand still works pretty good lol merry christmas everyone!!!
 
Posted by 80'sRocked (Member # 6979) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by buffalo-girl:
found out tuesday he has a brain anoryism on the left side of his brain

That is terrible Dee! All my best to you and your husband!
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
thank you 80'srocked!! i cannot wait until they take care of this for bill he is suffering with migraines every day and seeing well out of his right eye i am hoping when we go back to the surgeon next monday that they schedule it for next week hopefully? in the meantime i am making sure he does not do much of anything unfortunately he had to snowblow last night it was brutal here could not see anything blowing snow and bitterly cold same for today the temperature right now is 6 degrees don't even want to know the wind chill take care everyone!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Buffalo-girl- how much snow did you guys get in the past week? I saw on our news here in Pittsburgh today that last night the Penguins could not fly into Buffalo. They flew into Niagra Falls, and were brought in by bus. One of the buses got stuck on an icy road in Buffalo, so the coaches and staff pushed the bus to get it moving!
I will say a prayer for your Bill. He should pull through just fine! Take care of yourself too- good to see you got some antibiotics to take care of that infection.
And btw, I don't have an ulcer or anything like that. The Dr. said he didn't see anything. I don't know what is causing my problems with my stomach. It all started when my Mother-in-law was in the hospital this past summer, then she passed away- I was really stressed out then. I can say the Prilosec helps alot- I just really miss my hot and spicy foods,and tomato soup, stuff like that.
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
I hope ya get to feelin better, Pitt. BG, I'll say a prayer for your hubby. Hope he's okay!!
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
hey pittsburghgirl we had about 8-9 inches of snow by my house that day some areas had more of course but it was brutal white-outs and slick roads also thank you for the prayers everyone i really appreaciate it as far as your stomach problem i had testing done and a colonoscopy where they found out about the irritable bowel syndrome which is partly to blame by stress also so i take a pill every morning before i eat but still watch what i eat otherwise i suffer with stomach pain etc. hope you feel better soon too
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
okay for anyone that has little kids the comedy network channel has a cartoon marathon today with all the old cartoons of bugs bunny, yosemite sam, daffy duck etc. love these old cartoons the new ones have nothing on these oldies but goodies we are also watching the twilight zone marathon on syfy good stuff on new year's day Happy New Year everyone!!!
 
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
 
buffalo-girl what do you mean little kids? I love old cartoons, so count me in. I'm always on the lookout for Scooby Doo or Hong Kong Phooey marathons..

Happy New Year Everyone!

I mainly hang out in the 80's movie and music sections of The Rewind, but try to keep up with your postings when I get a chance.

Let's make 2010 fun
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
that's great valley i love those old cartoons it was great to watch them again the new cartoons **** i especially loved watching daffy duck and the martian ones yesterday and my all time favorite with the big dog and the little kitty on his back too cute lol
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
by the way it is a whole 10 degrees here today it was 6 when i got up this morning at 7;30 brrrr i do hate winter we have a winter advisory up until tomorrow again with slippery roads and blowing snow winds are gonna be 40 mph sunday i am staying home where it is nice and warm lol have a great night everyone!!
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
I like those cartoons too, LOL. And for Christmas I got my bestie the 70s cartoon collection. I don't like today's cartoons either, unless you count King of the Hill.
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
i agree pettyfan i like king of the hill and family guy and south park the only cartoon shows i watch from now lol!!!
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
bill and i went back to his nuerologist yesterday. they scheduled the surgery for next thursday. of course we are both really scared but i am confident in the surgeon he is one of the best here for anuerisms. they are gonna go thru bill's thigh which in itself is better then going thru the brain. they are gonna put a stint in and a coil around it. the anuerism is on the left side of bill's brain right behind his eye surgery should take about a hour and a half and he will be in intensive care overnight so they can monitor him and make sure everything is okay? another scary part is bill will have to be awake for it and he is worried he will feel it? the doc tried to explain that even though he will be awake he won't feel anything because they will totally numb the area in the leg they are going thru and he will have a iv in so he will be totally relaxed but they can't put him out for it. so of course i will not be here at all next thurs. or friday at all hopefully bill will come home friday i will keep you posted when i can!
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
I dreamt I was banned from here last night, how rude [Razz]
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
High today of 18'f here. I really need to move south for the winters !

Hope everybody is doin well !!! [Smile]
 
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by There'll be no morning for us:
I dreamt I was banned from here last night, how rude [Razz]

Gives new meaning to your name! Stop stirring up trouble in your nightmares..
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
it was a whole 9 degrees this morning and 2 windchill!! only got up to 12 today brrrrrr!!
 
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by buffalo-girl:
it was a whole 9 degrees this morning and 2 windchill!! only got up to 12 today brrrrrr!!

Perfect weather for watching the NFL playoffs then later an 80's beach movie like "Hot Pursuit" or "Aloha Summer"... ya think?
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Valley:
Gives new meaning to your name! Stop stirring up trouble in your nightmares..

 -
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
hey valley going up to 19 today with 1-3 more inches of snow! so what's new for buffalo lol? i feel so bad for all the people in florida and everywhere else it is usually warm especially the animals that are freezing so sad! on another note hubby is all set for his surgery thursday we went for his medical clearance yesterday and he went and got a buzz cut and shaved his beard off so he don't have to worry about anything after the surgery! so scary i am just glad he has one of the best nuerosurgeons in buffalo and i know he will feel better after i will be here tomorrow but not thursday or friday back saturday to fill you in .
 
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
 
buffalo-girl my thoughts will be with you and your husband the next few days. Let us know how everything went as soon as you know.
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
thank you valley!! i will be back here to let you all know how bill is doing as soon as i can maybe late friday if not saturday! i know both of will not get much sleep tonight for sure! going to the hospital at 8;30 a.m. and his surgery is at 11;00 a.m. the nuerologist said the surgery will take a hour and a half not too bad . take care everyone i will be back soon!!
 
Posted by kk (Member # 8546) on :
 
i just gotta say this about the movie dont tell her its me aka the boyfriend school. since i was pretty sure it was made in the nineties, i looked it up on wikipedia and then imdb to make sure and it was made in the 90s. september 21st 1990 to be exact. the book the boyfriend school was made in 1989. so whoever posted it as being made in 89 might wanna get that changed.
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
hi everyone bill's surgery went well! even though he didn't go to have it until 2 hours later then scheduled. the surgery took 2 hours and the anuerism was bigger then they thought when they went in so instead of a 2 inch stint they put a 4 inch stint in and had to put a bigger coil in and really pack it with the threads. he was very lucky as it was in his karated artery going up to his brain but he looked better when he came out of it then when he went in for surgery no more squinting of his eye and his color looked better too we brought him home yesterday and he is resting just have to watch the groin area where they went in to make sure it doesn't bleed or swell more and so far so good. he goes back to the surgeon for his post-op appt. feb. 17th, until then i will take good care of my best friend. thank you for all the kind words and prayers it helped alot!!!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
That is good news buffalogirl, and I am sure that you are relieved. Keep us posted on his and your progress too!
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
yes i am very relieved!!! bill is doing great no swelling or bleeding just sore and headaches but nothing like he had before the surgery and that is normal the doc said his appetite is very good too lol eating all the time but healthy food so i say let him eat!!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Hey buffalogirl, how is the weather up there? We got a lot of rain here, so most of our snow has melted. Wish I could get up to Erie soon.
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
hi pittsburghgirl we had rain overnight but now it is pretty nice actually it was 32 when i got up and now has dropped to 29 but still warm for us lol alot of our snow has melted too alot of fog yesterday and this morning if you plan on taking a trip here this week would be good suppose to be in the 30's all week not much snow this week either. bill is doing good still but we are not going anywhere until tomorrow and we may just take a walk to the store which is about 5 minutes or so away from our house so he can play the lotto and pick up a few things he is craving chocolate cake lol have a great monday everyone!!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Get him his chocolate cake pronto LOL! I don't normally eat too much sweets, but for some reason, when I am sick, I crave sweet stuff over my usual salty snacks like popcorn or pretzels. Isn't that strange. I'm sure you two will be glad to get out of the house just for a stroll. Have a good one!
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
It's gotten so it takes me five minutes just to read one kid's Myspace status. I feel like I need a translator! I know w/texting and stuff they're used to shortcuts but damn come on! No wonder they can't spell when we give them spelling tests...cat...kaaaTt or some crap like that. Ugh.
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
hey pittsburghgirl got the chocolate cake lol bill had popcorn yesterday too it was a nice morning for a stroll no wind and not too cold 29 here with light flurries bill is napping now the dogs woke us up at 5;00 a.m. spoiled brats wanted to eat go figure!! pettyfan i know what your talking about all my neices and nephews text constantly and of course have unlimited texting on their phone bill i can't be bothered if i want to talk to someone i will call them lol!!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I know what you mean petty. I can't decipher half of what is supposed to be said with allof that "shorthand". idk,wt up, ugh!
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
Snobby, self-centered, me, me, me people annoy me. Especially when that person is related to me. Ugh.
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
hubby is doing real good today not too sore anymore where they did the surgery and headaches are getting better his eyes are great again too so he is gonna drive me to the chiropractor today then we are going to my mom's for spagetti dinner pretty cold here but the sun is shining 25 and we got a inch or so of snow overnight not too bad!
 
Posted by EJ Loves Takashi (Member # 7767) on :
 
So, I have found my greatest challenge in life.

Is there an invention to help you peel an orange? I find starting the peeling of a good orange takes some thumb muscle, a little gritting of the teeth and some damage to your thumb nail!

I have seen the things that look like knitting needles, though they don't really help, you still have to jam your thumb into the flesh of the orange and thus running the risk of causing the skin of your finger to pull back from the nail....and of course, the better the orange the harder the peel!

yup...classified insane! I am going to go now....
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
we went from 45 degrees and rain yesterday to very windy and cold and snowy by yesterday afternoon today same thing wind is brutal and snow and cold only in the 20's and flurries went to the doc and had bloodwork done this morning now we are staying home where it is warm. EJ loves Takashi i always use a spoon and dig it into the skin of the orange to start the peeling works pretty good for me with my problems with my wrists and hands lol!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
We lost the Movieplex channel now. It was a free movie channel that played some of the same movies as the Starz channels. It seems like every few months, we lose a channel here and there. We have Comcast. Now if you want certain channels, you have to "upgrade" to a different program. Comcast recently bought Universal Studios, so a I guess someone has to pay for the buyout, meaning their customers. Eventually we'll proably end up with the basic 4 network channels, then they'll charge us $100 month just for that lol.
 
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
 
movieplex is gone?? what I have Comcast!!
 
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
 
Phew I still have it.......I have all the Encore channels so maybe it's included......they play some good 80's flicks.....sorry Pgirl
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
we still have time warner cable and we pay 61.00 a month just for basic cable no showtime no hbo no nothing we watch fox and syfy channel and ion channel the most anyways but i can remember when we paid 24.00 a month for cable and had showtime and hbo included ridiculous!! time to get the dish i think.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Yeah, bg, I pay $65 a month and do not get any of those channels like HBO or Showtime. I remember paying $35 a month, and we got more channels than what we have now.
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
another lovely day in buffalo blowing snow since yesterday we had 4 inches yesterday and another 4-5 on top of that overnight only 18 with winds of 30 mph so glad i don't have to go anywhere today we could get 6-12 inches up until 6;00 tonight and alot of closings cause the roads are bad! hopefully it will be better tomorrow when i have to go to the wrist surgeon again which i am waiting for as burning pain is still in my left wrist and had more bloodwork done so i will find out if it is infected? also have to have him check the right wrist now cause i am dropping everything with both hands again lol it never ends!!
 
Posted by mchught91 (Member # 8586) on :
 
So I don't know if anyone can answer me this but I'm trying to figure out the name of a movie I would really like to watch. I'm pretty sure it was produced in the 80s and all I really remember about it is that a girl goes to some school dressed like a boy so everyone thinks she is a boy. Well she becomes best friends with this guy and she later falls head over heals for but then she has to figure out how to tell him she's a girl...Does anyone know the name of that movie just from the basic plot I've given?
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Try "Just One Of The Guys"...
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
bill is doing great still he is a little upset because he gained 6 pounds since he has been home i told him in 2 weeks he will be back to work and lose it not to worry lol his nephew charlie is coming home from iraq today so he is going to the airport with his mom and nephew charlie has not seen his twin baby boys yet since he was not home so channel 2 news is gonna film it and it will be on at 6;00 p.m. on nbc channel 2 here very cool he has 2 weeks here then dawn and charlie and their 4 kids are moving to germany where he will be stationed there for 2 years better then iraq!!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I'm back after having now electricity this weekend. We got 24 inches of snow. The city is still digging out. Many homes were without power, or still have no power. We used a kerosene heater to stay warm. My neighbor had us over and I made sloppy joes on her stove. She has a gas stove- I was S.O.L. with my electric stove lol. We are getting another 6-12 inches tomorrow, yay. I just hope we don't lose our power again.
We did get out to a Super Bowl party at a club we belong to. I was one of only 4 people there rooting for Indy. Oh well, Manning really screwed up.
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
wow pittsburghgirl sounds like the october storm we had 3 years ago we were without power for 5 days it sucked lol!! we have no new snow here storm warning starting tonight into tomorrow but mostly for the souther tier we are just gonna get a inch or so here so they say? take care . and your right manning really did screw up that game besides that did anyone notice the play clock never stopped thru the whole game what was up with that?
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
i won't be here tomorrow have to go to the hospital for my facet injections in my discs i will be there a few hours and then come home but i have to rest for the rest of the day so i will be back friday take care everyone and stay warm lol!!
 
Posted by Stitch Groover (Member # 2895) on :
 
What is a sloppy joe?
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Stitch Groover:
What is a sloppy joe?

A sloppy joe is a an American dish of ground beef, onions, sweetened tomato sauce or ketchup and other seasonings served on a hamburger bun. They took their name from the Sloppy Joe's bar where they were first invented in Key West.
 
Posted by Stitch Groover (Member # 2895) on :
 
Sounds similar to one of my favorite leftovers - a meaty bolognaise sauce on toast!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
We are getting more snow tonight. I haven't seen this much snow since the blizzard of '93-'94. But this is even more snow than we had back then. I do remember the temperatures were way colder then too- minus 10 at night, and highs of 2 degrees during the day, lol. I am tired from shoveling. We went to my mother-in-law's house on Sat. and shoveled the driveway and sidewalk. It took about 2 hours. Then we got a great pizza from my favorite pizza place.
 
Posted by Stitch Groover (Member # 2895) on :
 
I wish I was over there with all the snow, it's just so opposite to what I've ever experienced!
 
Posted by EJ Loves Takashi (Member # 7767) on :
 
My driveway is a long dirt drive. It is just shy of a quarter of a mile. I never have it plowed, cost too much. So last night I parked the car at the end of the drive and walked in the snow to the house. Then this morning took the four wheeler up there and switched to my car. Today was one of those work days where there is no way I could call and say I was stuck!!
 
Posted by P a u l (Member # 1022) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by buffalo-girl:
dawn and charlie and their 4 kids are moving to germany where he will be stationed there for 2 years better then iraq!!

BG, you should PM or email Noms - he's stationed there as well. You never knoe, they might be close!
 
Posted by I'm Simon and I am a NOMS adddict (Member # 2688) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by P a u l:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by buffalo-girl:
dawn and charlie and their 4 kids are moving to germany where he will be stationed there for 2 years better then iraq!! </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">BG, you should PM or email Noms - he's stationed there as well. You never knoe, they might be close!

You never know!

Germany rocks and they will love their posting here.

I however am due to return to Blighty in the next few months as I have been promoted and there are no spaces in Germany for my new ranks. [Frown]

Ich bin Noms [Cool]
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
i am not sure what part of germany they will be in right now they are in texas for a month but i will find out and send dawn this website she is on the computer more then charlie though? by the way i went back on my diet last week so i will be in and out alot not good sitting on my pc all day lol lost 3 pounds already so that's a good thing going for 50 pound loss here i am sure i can do it done it before just have to stick to it this time forever lol
 
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
I however am due to return to Blighty in the next few months as I have been promoted and there are no spaces in Germany for my new ranks. [Frown]
"Chief Troublemaker"?
"Captain of Metal"?
"Corporal of 80's Movies"?

I thought we were leaving Germany for good? By "we" I mean the armed forces, of which I am not a member.
 
Posted by P a u l (Member # 1022) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by logan5:
I thought we were leaving Germany for good? By "we" I mean the armed forces, of which I am not a member.

Nope - not until our excuse for a Government gets kicked out come June, and the next administration starts taking some more sensible spending decisions.......
 
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
I don't know... I still feel like Hitler is a threat!

The worst thing bout the upcoming elections is I feel like we'll be replacing the bad with the equally bad. I know we need a change, but apart from the 'fringe' party's it seems to be the same old too-and-fro of middle ground. And will someone please create some banking regulations so this won't happen again?! It seems to me it should have been the first thing they did!

Still... at least Barclay's made more money than any other European bank. It's just a shame they don't share the wealth... what is the interest rate right now? A pfennig? A grote?
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
bill went back to work today first day since his surgery he had to get cleared from his nuerosurgeon his eye doctor and his primary doctor! doing well still has headaches but the doc said that will take a while for them to go away totally he has to go back for a angiogram in 3 months so the doc can check out the stint and coil and make sure all is well in there. i go back to the wrist doctor wednesday for my right wrist now dropping things with both hands now and alot of pain in the right wrist i broke when i fell pretty sad when you drop things with both hands argggg!!!!!!!!
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
Here's my thought of the day...you wanted kids...don't b!tch cause they're home with you on a snow day!!!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Good one, petty. I get tired of hearing people complaining about their kids.
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
I have never heard so many people complaining, as what they have these last few months, with all the snow days. One lady went as far as to say the kids needed to go back so the PARENTS could get a break! Damn...don't have them then!!
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
i agree pettyfan here we haven't had hardly any snow days this year but the kids just had a week off again for winter break? we don't have kids but it does seem like they get alot of days off but your right if you don't want your kids home with you why did you have them? lol
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
i wanted to post this in the computer question on here but couldn't find it again? which browser do you think is better? google chrome or mozilla firefox? just curious which everyone likes i have firefox but thinking of going to google chrome? on another note lousy weekend here cold and windy and rain and wet snow only 35 today brrrr!!
 
Posted by Stitch Groover (Member # 2895) on :
 
Dee, I'm still a Bill Gatesian, I love my Internet Explorer!
 
Posted by P a u l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Dee - whatever you go for, make sure you always keep a copy of Internet Explorer. It's the one browser that every web designer tests their site for - there's always the risk that sites won't work, or won't display properly, with other browsers.

One slight annoyance I'm currently having is that there's no release of Adobe Flash Player for 64-bit IE8. Good job that Windows 7 ships with both 32- and 64-bit versions installed, otherwise YouTube wouldn't work....... Come on, Adobe! Pull your finger out!
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
thank you for the advice paul an stitch actually i do have IE 8 on here now but i also have heard people complain alot about IE? i do like my firefox browser but heard that google chrome is faster? may just stay with what i have until i get my new laptop? have a great day everyone sunny and 40 today here wow a heat wave lol!!
 
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Dee, I'm still a Bill Gatesian, I love my Internet Explorer!
You're insane.

quote:
i also have heard people complain alot about IE?
A big buggy slug. Jabba the Hutt. Always behind other browsers in terms of development. I use Firefox and it does (mostly) fine for me. But as Paul says it is worth keeping IE around, just in case you want to crash your browser or something.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
i have IE, (was told to keep it on my comp, like paul said), ...i do not use mozilla firefox. horrible. i use google chrome and opera for my phone. [Wink]

happy st. patty's day PG and to everyone else. [Smile]
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
i think i will try google chrome just curious though can you still have your bookmarks on there? i would hate to lose them? hope everyone had a great st. patty's day yesterday we didn't do anything bill had to work today and neither of us like corn beef and cabbage not together anyways gonna be warmer here today sunny and 53 getting there!! i can't wait until it gets in the 60's at least!!
 
Posted by Stitch Groover (Member # 2895) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by logan5:
quote:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dee, I'm still a Bill Gatesian, I love my Internet Explorer!
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

You're insane.

I resemble that remark. I am tempted to try Google Chrome just to see what it's like. I've used Firefox a few times, hate Safari (I despise anything Mac, much to the consternation of my partner). I guess I'm just so used to IE, I know exactly where everything is, it's not slow for me on my computers.

I remember back in the day, the very first browser I ever used was Netscape. I'll never forget the icon of the swirling N around the globe as it waited to load, and waited and waited and waited...
 
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
I resemble that remark
I haven't heard that in yeeeeeears!!! Nice!

quote:
I am tempted to try Google Chrome just to see what it's like.
I have friend who swears by it, but I've heard they 'watch' what people are doing on it a bit too much.

quote:
I remember back in the day, the very first browser I ever used was Netscape. I'll never forget the icon of the swirling N around the globe as it waited to load, and waited and waited and waited...
Ah... the good old days! 5 minutes to load a single jpg image!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Wow, that seems like eons ago that I used Netscape!
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
wow i remember using netscape once didn't like it at all lol. now i am starting to wonder about the google chrome if they watch you? that is just too wierd for me what is the point of it?
 
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
The point would be that it's a good browser and better than IE. What they do is gather data on peoples browsing habits, but then Google always does that, so if you haven't got anything to hide it doesn't really make much difference. Some people don't like the idea.

I use Firefox, and although there are some problems that crop up from time to time I still like it enough to stick with it.
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
Hey rewinders, havent been here in awhile. Hope everybodys doin well ! Im glad i made this thread many months ago, I truly beleive we can solve most of the worlds problems here ! [Smile] Well maybe a couple of them.

Other than that, beautiful day here in Pa. and it looks like a warm sunny weekend to come. Time to break out the spandex and rock the mullets !!!

Anyone else have a Corey movie marathon since the loss of an 80's great ?
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
oh ya, i finally started a facebook. Im not addicted to it like some friends of mine are. I think some of the stuff people say like "im going to bed now" is really dumb, its like who cares. I guess its good for re-connectin though, but i have found that after re-connecting, i realize i never really wanted to re-connect. Anyone else feel like that ? And do you all have one ?
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
Yes, I have one and I'm addicted. There's a Rewind page over there, Johnny. You should check it out.
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
Thanks petty, just joined the group !
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I'm on FB too. I have reconnected with some people from High School and college. And then there are the friend requests that I get from people that I despise. I don't understand people's obsessions with "collecting" friends on Fb. If you are not someone I know and like, I am not going to be your "friend"! Or if you are someone who bullied me in H.S., or wouldn't have given me the time of day, why do you want to be my friend now?
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
hey johnny76 i am on facebook every day myself once a day but probably a good hour or two i don't do alot of chit chatting on it though mostly play mafia wars and egg games i do talk with people from the fixx forum there too. on another note i went back to the wrist surgeon yesterday which was a waste of time wrist and hand are still very painful and still not working well the doc doesn't think it will get better seeing as i had the surgery in november? he also stated there was nothing else he could do for the left wrist i basically have to suffer and not do much with it because it is painful and i drop everything i touch lol now i am waiting for a emg on the right wrist as i am having alot of pain and dropping things with it doc says i have carpal tunnel and arthritis starting in the right hand now but i already told him no more surgeries i will just wear a brace on it the rest of my life as all the surgery i had didn't do a thing anyways why bother. off to a wedding tonight hubby's neice christina have a good night everyone!
 
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Or if you are someone who bullied me in H.S., or wouldn't have given me the time of day, why do you want to be my friend now?
Money. They can see you're flush with cash and they want a slice of the pie.

quote:
i do talk with people from the fixx forum there too
I never thought I'd see the day. Do you know the Fixx never had any hits in the UK?

quote:
doc says i have carpal tunnel and arthritis starting in the right hand now but i already told him no more surgeries i will just wear a brace on it the rest of my life as all the surgery i had didn't do a thing anyways why bother.
Stay strong BG. Have you thought about dictation software to make using the net easier?
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
LOL logan- how did ya know I am flush with cash these days? They are all going to come beggin' soon.
 
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
It's all the diamonds and gold you've been wearing, and that fancy new set of wheels.

I might register on Facebook just so I can come beggin' for a slice o' the pie!
 
Posted by Secret Admirer (Member # 3574) on :
 
Are we talking about the Fixx? 'cause if we are then count me in. I love that they still tour - I've been able to catch them a few times. Always a good show and they still rock!
 
Posted by perriea (Member # 8758) on :
 
HELP ME,I've never used this site before and i'm trying to figure out the name of a movie but can only describe it. Where do i go from here?
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
Is it 80s? 90s? Go to the appropriate movie board, start a new topic and describe your movie. Chances are someone on here can help you.
 
Posted by EJ Loves Takashi (Member # 7767) on :
 
How is it, that my three year old knows how to start, shift and drive a 50cc dirt bike?

Talk about giving a mother a heart attack!!

Off to the store I go to buy helmet, gloves, chest protector, neck protector, boots, knee and elbow pads, and a 50 foot roll of bubble wrap to wrap her little body up in. What happened to my ballet dancer?!!
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
that is scary EJloves Takashi!!! and yes i was talking about the fixx secret admirer i love that band great music i am hoping they come back to buffalo this summer they haven't been here for 3 years now whenever they come here i go see them they also have a new cd coming out soon i believe in may on another note i went back to the wrist doctor last friday and found out that the left wrist fusion did not help much at all still swollen and may be like that for a year? still waiting for the emg on the right wrist in the meantime still dropping things with both hands everyone stays away from me when i am trying to do things go figure lol doc says he can't do anything else for the left wrist besides take out the hardware which would be worse at this point so i will just suffer and keep going lol not much else to do at this pointall i know is if i have to have surgery on the right wrist it is not gonna happen!
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
okay so we got a good offer from time warner cable here and decided to get our cable and road runner high speed combined with digital cable and free showtime and the movie channel for a year together for like 100.00 a month paying 70 for cable alone anyways so they come out yesterday hook everything up and then they couldn't get road runner on my computer? mike could get it on his laptop but not onto my computer he thinks because of the firewall ? so now another tech. is coming today if they can't get it running i will cancel the whole thing i am not buying a new computer as this one is only 2-3 years old pretty strange!!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
bg, that is a good deal for your cable. Hope everything turns out alright with the computer.
 
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
 
yeah all set now pittsburghgirl a tech. came out from time warner took him a hour but he found the problem and fixed it up and running now he had to replace a usb in their modem it was no good and change a couple things in my settings nice and fast love it and your right it is a good deal alot better then verizon fios and cheaper lol
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Pittsburghgirl, with regards to your Facebook profile.

If you receive friend requests from people whom you either despise or simply don't care for, then just delete them and refuse to reply and while you are about it, add a notice saying that friend requests from such people will not be accepted?

What is your response to that?
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
The friend requests that I have received from said people I automatically delete. Then I put a block on them, so their name doesn't pop up again. What is wrong with that?
There was one guy who sent me a friend request that I went to high school with, but wouldn't even speak to me or say hi to me. Yet he feels the need to add me to his stable of friends? I deleted him right away. Plus I posted a notice on my wall that said man tried to friend me, and I denied him because of his previous behavior. I don't understand why people on FB or the other social networking sites feel the need to rack up as many "friends" as possible.
 
Posted by Kash (Member # 297) on :
 
Facebook is a séance for the living, though I am friends with Ajay Nadu (Samir from Office Space) which is kind of cool. All I need now is Ron Livingstone and Dave Herman for the whole set.

And Lumberg, of course.
 -

“Yeeeeah, hi I’m gonna have to ask you to go ahead and ‘friend’ me after you’ve completed those TPS reports…did you get the memo?”
 
Posted by LoverswithCassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Pittsburghgirl:
The friend requests that I have received from said people I automatically delete. Then I put a block on them, so their name doesn't pop up again. What is wrong with that?
There was one guy who sent me a friend request that I went to high school with, but wouldn't even speak to me or say hi to me. Yet he feels the need to add me to his stable of friends? I deleted him right away. Plus I posted a notice on my wall that said man tried to friend me, and I denied him because of his previous behavior. I don't understand why people on FB or the other social networking sites feel the need to rack up as many "friends" as possible.

Nothing, Pittsburghgirl. If I were you, then I would do exactly the same, too. [Smile]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Kash, please tell Lumberg I didn't get the memo. LMFAO!
 
Posted by Secret Admirer (Member # 3574) on :
 
Can someone link the fast-rewind facebook please - I'm a dummy and can't find it.
 
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
i just found this thread and it fabulous - just finished reading through what everyone has to say and wish there was a chat room for all the rewind members.
seeing as this is a say anything thread i will say anything.. . . If i won a lot of money i always said id build a store called Nothing but 80s and devote my time energy and money to creating the biggest store devoted entirely to the music movies and fashion. The emplyees of each section would have to pass a knowledge test in order to gain employment and id have 80s guests in the store every month. Id build one in new york and another in london.
 
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Pittsburghgirl:
The friend requests that I have received from said people I automatically delete. Then I put a block on them, so their name doesn't pop up again. What is wrong with that?
There was one guy who sent me a friend request that I went to high school with, but wouldn't even speak to me or say hi to me. Yet he feels the need to add me to his stable of friends? I deleted him right away. Plus I posted a notice on my wall that said man tried to friend me, and I denied him because of his previous behavior. I don't understand why people on FB or the other social networking sites feel the need to rack up as many "friends" as possible.

i went on facebook when people first started using it...and now cannot stand the whole thing. I tried connecting with people that i once new to see what they were doing with themselves out of curiosity and then realised quickly that phone calls are really much more personal, not expensive if its only a one off call every blue moon. If the person is that important to you, youll spend the money hearing thier voice. I have not been on facebook for a few yrs now - i just have no desire to get involved with all the - whats my status today, look at me drinking, look at me on top of this mountain, look at me on holiday thing. Sorry but facebook has no place in my life. i found people on there i once knew to be rude and uninteresting and like you said, just want to clock up amounts of 'friends'. No one has 1254 close friends, its a joke.
 
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
The latest South Park addresses the issue of Facebook.

I love your 'Nothing But the 80's' store idea.
 
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
Logan - i love south park but havnt seen that episode, do you know what season it is from? As for the store - yeah its a dream of mine.
 
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
Season 14 (the one running on US TV now) episode 4, called 'You Have 0 Friends'.
 
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
my friend has it recorded on the sky box
Were you a hammer house of horroe fan?
 
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
I remember watching it (some of the TV series). Good stuff!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Just watching the NYR vs. PHI game on ESPN America and it´s a thriller!
Biting nails 80sRocked? [Smile] [Smile]
 
Posted by 80'sRocked (Member # 6979) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
Just watching the NYR vs. PHI game on ESPN America and it´s a thriller!
Biting nails 80sRocked? [Smile] [Smile]

Yeah I was aTomiK. The Rangers let me down again as usual though....
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
What was the score? I was away yesterday. Early prediction- Philly in the Stanley Cup.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Went to the River Casino in the Burgh on Sat. It is right along the Allegheny River along with Heinz Field and PNC Park (Pirates baseball park). It was nicer and bigger than I thought it would be. Didn't really win a lot- basically broke even, but it was worth it for a good time. Yesterday we went to a gun bash. We didn't win a thing. I bought probably 15 50/50 tickets along with our gun bash tickets. But it was fun to be with friends, plus the food was awesome! What more could you ask for -great food, beer and the company of hubby and our friends.
 
Posted by 80'sRocked (Member # 6979) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Pittsburghgirl:
What was the score? I was away yesterday. Early prediction- Philly in the Stanley Cup.

Philly won 2-1 in a shootout. Good game.... they deserved to win, outplayed the Rangers most of the game.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Hmmmm...I love seeing people this late in the season still rooting for teams with potential playoff spots....I'm an Oilers fan....WHOOOO....hoo... [Frown]
 
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
i love sport but i have no idea which sport you guys are talking about right now.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
NHL ice hockey is the name of the game..
 
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by cindymancini:
It's 5:33 a.m. on a rainy Sunday morning...can't believe I"m awake...taking my man to the airport for 7 a.m. flight [Frown] ...

Back to the couch asap and I think I'll throw on Making the Grade [Smile] !

Get some sleep!
 
Posted by cindymancini (Member # 679) on :
 
I got some sleep logan5, now I'm wired! Time to balance my checkbook and watch some vintage episodes of Moonlighting!
 
Posted by Devolution (Member # 1731) on :
 
Devolution here,

Cindy, I never got the whole Moonlighting Craze. Hey hooked up and the show ended, it's like a quicker version of Bones.

We are DEVO
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
Natural disasters, wars, oil spills, etc etc. That 2012 movie is startin to seem more of a prophetic reality everyday. Or is it just me ?

On another note, how is everybody ???
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Devolution and Cindy...I bought a couple seasons of Moonlighting, mainly becasue they were $7 each...I remember watching it, but don't remember it vividly...so, we'll see....

Hey johnny76....life is good...just turned 37 (April 30) and me and my wife just planned a last minute trip to CUBA, going on May 9. We're not worldly travellers, so this is a first for us...some friends were going and the price was really good so we took the plunge. Very limited travelling experience, so...any advice / tips from my travelling fellow Rewinders?

[ 02. May 2010, 09:57: Message edited by: kevdugp73 ]
 
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
sent you travel info you Kev.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Happy Belated Birthday kevdug! Have fun in Cuba. I heard the food is sensational. I have never been outside of the U.S. except to Candada once when I was 16 (Toronto). Tell us all about your trip when you return!
 
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
 
Kev that is awesome you two have alot of fun and do tell us about it later! and where did you find Moonlighting for $7.......??!!
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Thanks oneyedwilly....some good tips. And thanks Pitts and Muffy...like I said...a first for me and my wife both, so we're really looking forward to the break...our five year wedding anniversary is in June, so it's kind of a celebration of that as well. Our families live close to use, so my parents are taking our son for a few days, and my wife's parents are taking him for a few days, in addition to friends taking him for play dates to help our parents...we're really lucky to have this much support. We leave this Sunday...back the following monday morning...I'll fill yas in when I get back. Cheers!
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Oooops, forgot Muffy....we have a grocery store chain in Nova Scotia called the Superstore...they always have big bins of cheaper movies...they had a couple of seasons of Moonlighting in there so I scooped one! Once in a while I find some older 80's movies for a pretty good price.
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
My thought for today...I really, really thought people left all their drama and **** behind after high school. It's sad we have kids who are more mature than their parents.
 
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
Humans always carry drama with them.

What are you referring to?
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
CUBA bound today...see yas in a week or so!
 
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
have a great time kev
 
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by logan5:
Humans always carry drama with them.

What are you referring to?

oh yeah aint that the truth...ive seen coro!!
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Hey guys...back from CUBA! Highlights include:

* My first ever black eye...playing frisbee in the pool with a guy from England....maybe a little too much rum punch...saw three frisbees...went for the wrong one!

* Four wild dolphins swam by very close to shore on one of our beach days

* One of the crew brought their guitar and was playing in the main lobby...I played and sang one song and got a peso tip from a girl from Holland...her and her boyfriend joined our group and hung out for the next couple days...

* By honest mistake, we walked by a group of 300 German tourists to go to the beach, not realizing they were waiting for a beach tour...it was really funny at the time...I also initially thought they were french and was saying, "excuse'" as we walked through them....
using a horrible frinch accent...

* 30 degrees for 7 days without a drop of rain

* Lost a small portion of the trip due to the earlier mentioned rum punch...wow that stuff sneeks up on ya....barfing from 7 PM til 4 AM....not good....

* My wife tried to get a pic of me standing beside a giant cement frog (our son loves frogs), but it must have been close to a bird's nest...a black bird would dive bomb me every time I went close to the frog...made for some funny pictures as I was running back and forth to get the pic...

* Overall a great trip....
 
Posted by TKO (Member # 1471) on :
 
Welcome back Kev. Seems like you guys had a great time.

Take care of that shiner of yours.
 
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
sound like it all went well. Excellent. Dont really know who can catch or throw a frisbee right to be honest. As for the details about the bird and frog - reddditt! reddditt!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Glad to see you had fun kevdug! I wish I were somewhere with a beach right now. Can't complain about the weather as it is sunny and hot here in the Burgh!
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
dont you hate it when really drunk people call u
 
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by amaranth:
dont you hate it when really drunk people call u

YES!
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Unless ur drunk too after a nice pinot grigio and a little half vodka
 
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Unless ur drunk too after a nice pinot grigio and a little half vodka
Are you drunk posting?!

Banned!
 
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
dont drink and post - it costs lives!!
 
Posted by Simoneer (Member # 8941) on :
 
I want the Nintendo 3DS. And I want it now.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by amaranth:
dont you hate it when really drunk people call u

I've got a drunken nephew who keeps calling both our home phones and cell phones, yet he doesn't leave a message. He probably wants some money. Too bad, I'm not a loan shark buddy!
 
Posted by Simoneer (Member # 8941) on :
 
Damn. Opeth's Hessian Peel sure is beautiful.
 
Posted by Mike. (Member # 7179) on :
 
I don't know why but i felt like i had to write this down somewhere,over the weekend a relative of mine passed away.Now i had not seen her for a long time because she had altzeimers and could not remember or communicate with us in any way,and being selfish i didn't want to remember her that way.But now it has happened i just feel guilty that i should of done more or been there more,when we were kids my auntie put up with all of us hanging around and her house was almost an extension of our own.
If we got in trouble or had an argument at home we nearly always ended up there at some point.
Maybe it's the whole mortality thing i lost my mum 14 years ago when i was 22 all but one of my Grandparents are gone,suppose it is just part of growing older yourself.
Thanks for letting me write this and hope i don't put you on a downer.
 
Posted by TKO (Member # 1471) on :
 
My sincere condolences Mike.

I somehow understand that you're feeling guilty. I guess that's only normal. But then - sadly enough - she probably wouldn't have had any recollection of your visits.
There's absolutely no shame in what you did (or not did). This brave post alone shows how much you loved her and how special you think she was.
Not everyone deals with these situations the same way.
I probably would've done the same. Because I rather remember the good times of the persons you lose.

Take care..
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Sad to hear Mike.
I have two grandparents alive, both very old and i know that i should visit them more often.
 
Posted by Mike. (Member # 7179) on :
 
Thanks for the support guys,and i think what aTomik says is right.We should all maybe make more time for those around us,but of course with most peoples busy lives we keep putting things off till tomorrow when in the end we don't know how many tomorrows we have.
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
oh what beautiful weather were having up here in scotland for a change
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I'm sorry to hear about your Aunt, Mike.
I was never close to any of my aunts, but I do miss my Grandparents. I wish I could have spent more time with my father's Mother, but my Mother hated her, so our time together was limited. I'm sure she knows that I miss her and wish I could have spent more time with her.
Hope you feel better, Mike, getting things off your chest.
 
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
Condolences, Mike.

All you can do in life is try and love the people close to you, and let them know you care. There just isn't time in the modern world to do much else (unless you're rich). Alzheimer's robs people of their memories, which is what makes it so tragic. Aging is a part of life, but the hope that you have good memories to cling to is what makes it bearable. I'll bet if she'd known what was going to happen, she wouldn't have wanted people to see her that way. So the best you can do is remember her the way she was and smile.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
It turns out that my drunken nephew's wife if pregnant, which was why he was calling. They have been try IVF for a few years. Now I'm sure they will be sending me an invitation to a baby shower 1500 miles away, that I'm going to be obligated to send a gift for. Yay. More gifts to buy.
 
Posted by Mike. (Member # 7179) on :
 
At least he isn't after a loan though.
 
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
In other news...

I see that Australia has just elected, for the first time, a female Prime Minister.

News story:
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/06/23/australia.prime.minister/index.html?hpt=T2
 
Posted by Mike. (Member # 7179) on :
 
Australia hasn't elected a female Prime Minister the Labour party has elected her,will be interesting to see what the Aussie public make of it when they go to the polls.
 
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
I was under the impression that Aus policy was determined by certain female-lead agenda groups anyway.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Mike.:
At least he isn't after a loan though.

Mike, he was hinting around for the past year or so, complaining about not having a child and how expensive the in-vitro was. Blah, blah, blah. I can't have kids, yet I am just fine. He has already stated that he thinks we should leave him everything when we die. That is not gonna happen. We are thinking about leaving everything in a trust to the local Volunteer Fire Department. I would much rather my money go toward paying for equipement and necessities for the firemen and women than go to a bratty spoiled nephew.
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
schools out for the summer 7 wks of nagging from the kids arrrrrrhh
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
We have a female prime minister AND a president here in Finland
so welcome to the club Australia!!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Have a fun weekend everyone!!

Trale Lewous - Tasty Town
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2nAbvuvMY0
 
Posted by TKO (Member # 1471) on :
 
I just wanted to say "Hi" to our newest member: Acne Treatment???
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
LOL
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Ha, maybe he´ll give us some ACME Treatment [Wink]
 
Posted by Simoneer (Member # 8941) on :
 
Nay, we are but men - ROCK OOOOOOOOOOON!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
What do you all think of friends who don't return phone calls, or other friends who only call you when they need something? Ugh!
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
sounds familiar
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Or friends that come to your house eat all your food then complain days later about your children!!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I'm just irritated that these friends of mine can't return a simple phone call (actually I've called two friends numerous times to have them ignored). Yet I am expected to go to their functions at the drop of a hat. I'm skipping all functions this summer as a boycott. If it doesn't have to do with me and the hubby, I'm not in.
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Im feeling a little used i seem to be the only one that has these wee parties for the kids spend a fortune they all turn up then you dont hear from them again for ages then when you text to see how they are they dont reply for like days,well im doing the same no more doing anything for them im waiting to see how long it takes them to get in touch!
 
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
What do you all think of friends who don't return phone calls, or other friends who only call you when they need something? Ugh!
Hello.

quote:
Or friends that come to your house eat all your food then complain days later about your children!!
Hi.
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
IM BORED
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
If someone ignores my phone calls without valid reason, I delete their number. I don't care who it is!
 
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by JAY LEE:
If someone ignores my phone calls without valid reason, I delete their number. I don't care who it is!

Define "valid reason".

quote:
IM BORED
That is such a BORING thing to say. Let's play monopoly!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Well, I've got friends finally returning phone calls, but now I'm getting calls from numbers that I don't know. The one girl kept calling, and today she left a text message " I guess ur ignoring me". So I called her back and aske who she was, as she had just called and texted me (I hate texters btw). This was her reply: "Uh, uh, uh, duh, uh". I told her I was a woman and not her booty call and to not call my no. again!
 
Posted by There'll be no morning for us (Member # 5804) on :
 
I don't mind texts over little things. But when people use them for serious matters, I'm like geez pick up the phone and SPEAK for christ's sake.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
If it is a ruddy telemarketer, then I put the handset down and just walk away.

I soberly urge others to do the same.
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
In this world you have two sorts of friends normal friends you see in the flesh and txt friends lol
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by logan5:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by JAY LEE:
If someone ignores my phone calls without valid reason, I delete their number. I don't care who it is! </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">Define "valid reason".

If your sick, dead, in jail, family or domestic crisis [Smile]
 
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
If your sick, dead, in jail, family or domestic crisis [Smile]
Asleep?
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
I asked my husband for a kitten for my birthday, he went out to the shops and when he came back i asked him what was in the plastic bag and he replied your birthday present gawd i hope it aint a kitten lol!!!!
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Pittsburghgirl:
What do you all think of friends who don't return phone calls, or other friends who only call you when they need something? Ugh!

What about family who only call when they want something? My aunt only calls me when she wants me to look in my Dish Network TV Guide and tell her when certain movies are coming on Turner Classics.
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by logan5:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">If your sick, dead, in jail, family or domestic crisis [Smile] </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">Asleep?

No, you better wake your *** up [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
LOL @ newest member, Rid of Man Boobs Gynecomastia.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by pettyfan:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Pittsburghgirl:
What do you all think of friends who don't return phone calls, or other friends who only call you when they need something? Ugh! </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">What about family who only call when they want something? My aunt only calls me when she wants me to look in my Dish Network TV Guide and tell her when certain movies are coming on Turner Classics.

I've got a "friend" who only calls when she needs something, like her daughter's glasses need fixed, the daughter needs my hubby to order more contacts for her (I put a stop to it- I don't know when her last eye exam was!). And here's the real kicker- she actually had the nerve to call me because she wanted something from 7-11 that they were giving away that had to do with Farmville on Facebook! We don't have 7-11 where I live- we have Sheetz convenience stores. I told her to go online to find out whre the closest 7-11 was to her or her sister-in-law (she got her involved somehow, sucker). She outright lied and said they don't have a directory online. As soon as I got off the phone, I came online and found "store listings" for 7-11. I am through with her. The only reason I keep her on as a "friend" on FB is because even though she is a total **** up, her daughter is a nice kid and extremely intelligent and thoughtful.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
This has just tickled me haha http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrIp3k5pJQM
 
Posted by Mike. (Member # 7179) on :
 
Well back on here after a short break,i got knocked off my motorbike a couple of weeks ago.No real damage to me just lots of aches and pains and some cuts and bruises.But now i'm dealing with the pain that is insurance companies,lucky for me the other bloke was totally in the wrong and admitted liability to the Police at the scene and his insurance company.

On a totally different subject if anyone on here is from the states i am looking to order something on line and want to avoid inport tax if i can so am looking to arrange to have it sent to me marked as a gift and not from a shop if anyone feels like helping a fellow rewinder out.
 
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
Depending on who you buy it from, they will mark it as a gift. You're allowed up to £36 as a gift. Nice vendors will value it under that and label it 'gift'.
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
hi all just back from Greece had a good time a little bit darker and covered in mosi bites oh and a year older!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
You get a year older going to Greece? Not going there [Razz]
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Greece was for my big birthday 30!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I am looking for some advice here. I am seriously getting tired of the runaround from my "friends". I call them, ask them to do stuff, yet they never return calls. One friend who has done so much stuff with me and the hubby over the past 15 years, like going to concerts, parties, and our camp, blew me off. She got tickets to go to see Rob Zombie in our hometown, yet never even thought of inviting me and my hubby. She is going with some other people that I know, and it's not like we don't get along,because the one girl worked with me and bartended for my wedding reception and is a great person. I am seriously getting upset/depressed. I don't understand what I need to do to get people to communicate with me. Or what it is that I am doing wrong. I don't come off all needy either- I will call you once and wait for a return call. None of this calling 10 times over and over (I had friend do that to me when I was sick wiht the flu and I already told her I couldn't go to a party with her). I don't even know how to make any new friends where I live now. I tried with one girl who used to live about 2 blocks from me, but she turned out to be an anorexic/bulimic nutcase who was only concerned about herself or what I was eating! I don't have any children, so people with children shy away. I had another friend that I met through our business and we used to hang out with her and her husband once in a while, but ever since she had her baby, she never returns my calls, so I just gave up.
 
Posted by Kash (Member # 297) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Pittsburghgirl:
I am looking for some advice here. I am seriously getting tired of the runaround from my "friends". I call them, ask them to do stuff, yet they never return calls.

Were you saying something?... [Razz] [Smile]

But seriously, people are just pulled in so many different directions all at once these days. Its like spinning plates on a pole. I kind of know where you're coming from and sometimes find myself on both sides of that coin: The not communicating and not being communicated with.

e-mail protocol is still odd, when do you stop replying, should you ever leave a question unanswered? and so on.

Think of us as your friends, "I mean I consider you guys my friends...I'm not wrong am I?"
 
Posted by Stitch Groover (Member # 2895) on :
 
People have really busy lives now. Everyone is stressed out with their own problems, be it money, family, employment etc...
Speaking for myself, I like to spend my private time with people I like, who make me feel relaxed and loved. I don't have time anymore for "friends" who only want something from you, or who take advantage of you, or are only friends with you because of what you can do for them.
In the past few years, I've consiously made the decision to leave behind many people I thought were my friends, but who no longer meet my definition of the word. I now have a much smaller group of friends, but it's much more rewarding because I now have the chance to know them more intimately.
Friends have to have a mutual respect for each other, perhaps there was an imbalance in your old friendships?
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
I seem to have the similar problem everytime i meet a new friend they turn out to be complete loonys lol you wouldnt believe the bad luck ive had! it kinda puts me off trying so i just hang with the hubby and his pals you know where you are with them no pretence just straight up bikers havin a laugh havin galpals is too much bother lol!!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Amaranth, I'm pretty much the same way now too. I love hanging with my husband and his buddies. We have so much fun, poking fun at each other!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Oh, btw, I did confront my friend on why she would buy tickets to see Rob Zombie, but not even call me to see if me and the hubby wanted to go, after all of the shows that I had taken her to. And I am always the one who orders the tickets. I didn't even know about the show until I saw her post something about it on one of her other friends profile on Facebook. Anyhoo, she did not see why I was so bent out of shape. I said it was just the fact that she didn't even think about my hubby and I. She said I had no right to get bent out of shape. And that I had gone to all of these other shows without her. I told her to name them. Well, one was a show with Breaking Benjamin (I don't evn like them) and Godsmack. A friend had bought the tickets to take another one of her friends for her birthday, but that girl couldn't go, so she asked if I wanted to go. That was that. Ugh, I am still so mad. And I do feel as though I have the right to be mad, yet she says no. Why is it that any time I get mad about something that someone has done to me, they turn it around and blame me? And they never freaking apologize either! I always apologize if it is a good friend and I am wrong about something!
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Yeah i totally get it i do loades of things for other people so called friends , help them out with cash, feed them etc and no one ever returns the favour sometimes we can be too nice so ive adopted the dont care factor lol makes me sooo angry the time ive wasted with certain people!
 
Posted by Mike. (Member # 7179) on :
 
Off for my first job interview in 20 years this afternoon can't believe how nervous i am about it.
It's strange i have worked at the same place since i left school and cant get my head round what a big culture shock it will be if i get this job.
 
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Mike.:
Off for my first job interview in 20 years this afternoon can't believe how nervous i am about it.
It's strange i have worked at the same place since i left school and cant get my head round what a big culture shock it will be if i get this job.

Good luck with the interview! [Smile]
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
mike, i know that nervous feeling... but the best of luck to you. [Smile]
 
Posted by Bodhi Zephyr (Member # 9067) on :
 
What do you got in here, rocks?
 
Posted by Mike. (Member # 7179) on :
 
Cheers for the support guys,interview went fine now just have to wait and hear but can you believe it lasted 4 hours.
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Im all excited my hubby just bought a Honda goldwing aspencade 1200 in blue hes picking it up at weekend going to be a sweet bumpy free ride from now on woohoo!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I dreamt about being on here last night [Razz]
 
Posted by P a u l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Helen, I'm not sure there's an appropriate response to that.

Not one that I, as a non-psychiatrist, is qualified to give anyway......
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Oi!  -
 
Posted by Mike. (Member # 7179) on :
 
Well after a second interview i have been offered the job,so looks like big changes ahead for me.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Congrats Mike on the new job! I hate interviews- I always get so nervous I can barely talk.
 
Posted by Mike. (Member # 7179) on :
 
Thanks for that,now i start work at 8.30am on Monday the 11th so expect i will get more nervous the time.
The thing is i have worked for myself for 12 years so will be a bit of a culture shock.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
All the best Mike [Smile]
 
Posted by Faith No Motley (Member # 3598) on :
 
Who gives a **** about Lindsay Lohan? Sorry just another spoiled celebrity train wreck whose had every chance in the world to clean up yet keeps screwing up. It's funny how some people expect the justice system to show pity. I knew a friend's brother with a drug problem and he got prison time the first time. Sorry had to vent lol.
 
Posted by Mike. (Member # 7179) on :
 
Well i start my new job Monday so don't know when i will get a chance to come back on here again as i will not have internet access,so i will see you Rewinders when i see you.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Nice to have the place back [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
It is so weird with it getting dark at 5:30 p.m. now. We are on Daylight Savings time now in the Eastern part of the U.S. Who here does not do Daylight Savings Time in their part of the country? Just curious.
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Just back from Paris, it was ok dont think i would go back again though seen everything! too expensive aswell especially for drink. Liked the tower and the wax museum
 
Posted by cindymancini (Member # 679) on :
 
All I want to say is I can't wait for tomorrow night!!!! [Wink]
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
I want i want Rob Zombie tickets playing Glasgow 20th feb 11
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Pittsburghgirl:
It is so weird with it getting dark at 5:30 p.m. now. We are on Daylight Savings time now in the Eastern part of the U.S. Who here does not do Daylight Savings Time in their part of the country? Just curious.

we don't. it's weird because tv shows switch to an hour behind and i always forget about it.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Yeah, Ronnie, I didn't think AZ switched to Daylight Savings time.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
My brother just sent me the joke of the day
and i thought that i have to share it with you guys [Smile]

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Posted by Secret Admirer (Member # 3574) on :
 
I'm not sure if I should laugh or cry?

And if oneyedwilly has his way, we'd see The Wraith 2011! Say it isn't so, Willy! Say it isn't so! ( [Wink] )
 
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
I'm not sure if I should laugh or cry?
BOTH!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Red red wine, stay close to me  -
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
atomik, that was great!
 
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
 
That was great!!
 
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
Red red wine, stay close to me  -

Just when I think your smilies can't get any better... you pull out one for a 'happiness of sorrow' moment!
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
today, i was introduced to the pairing of applesauce with porkchops...yuuummmmm. [Razz] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Devolution (Member # 1731) on :
 
Devolution here,

Really? I've been doing that forever Ronnie.

We are DEVO
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
i know i am late on this one.. never tried it before...because i had never heard of it .just like some people never had cranberry with their turkey? lol

it was delish though. i didn't know it was somewhat of a tradition to eat both of them together... you learn something new, everyday, i guess. [Smile]
 
Posted by Secret Admirer (Member # 3574) on :
 
I'm guessing you didn't watch a lot of The Brady Bunch growing up, Ronnie? "Pork chops and applesauce" was one of Peter Brady's memorable quotes.

youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgqDpLyXsg0
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
haha, thanks for the link SA. i did watch the show, but not faithfully. perhaps porkchops and applesauce was something i heard of at some point, but just never gave it a second thought? [Smile]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Snow storm coming... I have coffee, corn dogs, vodka, and streaming NetFlix. I can hold out for a long time.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Ronnie....I'd always referenced Pork Chops and Applesauce as a kid, but somehow believed that no one ever really ate them together. Might just have to try that. Now to clarify...do you bake the chops WITH the apple sauce...or is it just a dipping sauce?

Crash....we've been having a crazy mild winter for Nova Scotia Canada, however, recently got wallupped with a storm. Now there's tons of snow, and, another big storm on the way tonight. Can't complain though...winter's been great so far. * On the downside, my super tough, super independent Dad had a small operation recently, and, since my parents have done so much for me over the years...that has me shoveling two driveways! FYI...their driveway is big enough to have 12 kids playing road hockey at the same time....hence, the hours and hours of my childhood spent bouncing muddy tennis balls off the garage!
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by kevdugp73:
Ronnie....I'd always referenced Pork Chops and Applesauce as a kid, but somehow believed that no one ever really ate them together. Might just have to try that. Now to clarify...do you bake the chops WITH the apple sauce...or is it just a dipping sauce?

kev, i'm not sure if there is a method to it, perhaps someone could chime in on that one. the food was made for me, and i just used the applesauce as a dipping sauce. [Smile]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Crash:
Snow storm coming... I have coffee, corn dogs, vodka, and streaming NetFlix. I can hold out for a long time.

Crash, that sound like my menu when I am hibernating, along with Totino's pizza rolls and club soda to mix with the vodka.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I love Totino's pizza rolls. That's some great comfort food. I'll drink the club soda straight up from the bottle. I drink vodka straight. :-)
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
OK...so I've commented recently about what a mild winter we were having in Nova Scotia....well....today it is -20, which, with the wind chill factor, bumps it up to -32! Now dats cold!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
WE´RE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Posted by P a u l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Phew!!
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
I had lots of things to add on here but ive forgot cos it was down so long!
 
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
 
That is exactly what I did too Amaranth! I keep going "oooooooo I should write that on the rewind....crap!!!!"
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
The first finnish elite league ice-hockey "Winter Classic" was played today at Helsinki olympic Stadium.
And what a great game it was!

Near 37 000 fans were there and it´s a new scandi record.
(Wasn´t there, i watched the telecast)

HIFK beat Jokerit 4-3 and two future NHL players Mikael Granlund (Minnesota Wild, 2010)
and Teemu Pulkkinen (Detroit Red Wings, 2010) both did two goals.

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Posted by EJ Loves Takashi (Member # 7767) on :
 
Atomik, that is such a great photo!!! Did you take that?
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Rob Zombie concert last nite-amazing!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
EJ, i didn´t take it. It´s a press photo.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by amaranth:
Rob Zombie concert last nite-amazing!

I bet.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by amaranth:
Rob Zombie concert last nite-amazing!

Hates you [Razz]
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by amaranth:
Rob Zombie concert last nite-amazing! </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">Hates you [Razz]

Think i need to remember im 30 now owww! my neck still hurts from headbanging and nobodys giving me sympathy lol self inflicted pain [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
LOL [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I wonder what new member 'deep wrinkle serum' is selling  -
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
I wonder what new member 'deep wrinkle serum' is selling  -

Don't diss the Wrinkler! S/he rocks!
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
IM DONE MOVING!!!! For ****s sake, what an absolute nightmare [Embarrassed]

I'd rather brush my teeth with wasabi, while being punched in the balls by a leprechaun, than ever having to go through that again!

Not moving ever again. Im gonna die in that place!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Lmao JayLee!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Poor Jay, but that did make me chuckle [Razz]
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Thanks to who ever rated me 5 stars thats so nice of you,made my day [Smile]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
It wasn't be but I just rated you 5 aswell, cos I think your comments are cool and you like Rob Zombie.
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Aww thats so nice, Rob Zombie rocks!!!!
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I agree. A true artist. Obscure and talented. A necessary mix.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
[Smile]  -
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Blacken the sun, what have I done, I feel so bad I feel so numb, blacken the sun, what have I done, I feel so good, I feel so numb  -
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Walls are good, use 'em haha
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
It's so busy here lately, I can't keep up haha [Smile]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Just let your emoticons do the talking  - I'm outta here.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Hope you all have a Happy St. Patrick's Day! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
to the return of the green man!
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Happy St Patricks day to you all!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Now we have a Ronnie and a Ronny, ooh er [Razz]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
You've been quite quiet lately amaranth, still recovering from Human Centipede? [Razz]
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Ahhh i'm poorly lol i have a throat infection and i've been sleeping most the week, on antibiotics so i cannay even have a drink or speak.Havent even watched a film this week very bizarre for me [Confused]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Aww [Frown] Hope you feel better soon.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
How you feeling now? I see you watched a film [Razz]
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Hey i'm ok throat is still agony though, spent the weekend watching disney channel with the kids lol couldnt be bothered with the fight over the remote. Think i'm lost for words or something lol
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Well, it seems as though I have p.o.'ed one of my friends. And on Facebook no less! Hmph! He put up a picture of a guy who owns a business in our hometown- he was featured in a monthly magazine this month. I said that I used to like to go to his shop, but that he was always a grump. Well my friend comes back and says that the man is a good friend (more likely a good friend of his parents at age 79!) and that he is not a grump but a very private man! I dunno, I took offense to what he said, because I remember going into his shop and he was downright rude to me and my friends. I never asked him about anything other than what he had in his shop- I didn't ask him about his personal life! We were nothing but friendly and polite to him. I don't know what the guy's problem is, because I remember asking around and other people said he treated them the same way. I stopped going in there after he was so rude to my friend and I and we were there to SPEND MONEY in his business! Okay, thanks just needed to vent!
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
PGHgirl, you'll have to tell me in a PM who this Pittsburgh Magazine-featured guy is so that I, too, can avoid his shop. [Smile]
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Pitts...sounds like an old fashioned egging is in order!
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
Or a $hitbomb.....

Human feces...?

No, man.... doggy doo!
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
pitt, sounds like that guy is from ohio
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Crash, the man who owns the store is featured in Country Living- lol. It doesn't sound like something you'd really be into reading, but they may have it in the magazine section at the grocery store- you could check it out while waiting in line.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
^^^ It was the March issue of Country Living- it's probably no longer available.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Sly has rescued his "Cobra-car" after 17 years apart!
Damn, i need to watch this fantastic movie again [Cool]

Sly Stallone -- I'm Getting My 'Cobra' Car Back!

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Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
That's good news atomik. I just hope he didn't have to spend alot of money on lawyers. Whether he is rich or not is not the point- the car was stolen, and somebody out there knew about it.
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
Whoa... the arrival of spring really cleared this place out [Eek!]

Myself included [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
It's depressing, it's too bright. Wake me up in Autumn.
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
It's depressing, it's too bright. Wake me up in Autumn.

IMPOSSIBLE to sleep during the day [Mad]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
No Back to the Future in China

Doc, tell it isn´t so!

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Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
Hangover from hell.... heartburn, heavy head, fatigue, heart pounding.....

I feel so old [Embarrassed]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
When I was 16 - 21 I could get completely hammered and be up all night. Then get about 3 hours sleep and wake up fresh as a daisy and be ready to go again. Now if I pull an allnighter on the booze I am in bed for 2 days (It's pathetic).
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
Sounds like me.... yeah, it's sad. But hey, we all get old!
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i havent had a beer in years. i used to be able to hammer through a case pretty good, i think i would be lucky to do a whole six pack by myself now.

at the height of my drinking i did 3/4 of a bottle of wild turkey in one setting. i couldnt even put my shoes on and ended up blacking out.

not good to do that on a consistant basis
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I don't drink at all anymore but I remember, me and an army buddy polishing off 3 litres of Wild Turkey over night and into the next day. Hangover=Extreme.


I just thought it was worth mentioning that a great
(hopefully) Australian movie is coming out called Snowtown. All based on the real life serial killings which occurred not that far from where I live between 1992 and 1999. Mind you these people are from the wrong side of the tracks.

Here is the official trailer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJY6X8utM8A

I think it comes out around mid May.

[ 04. May 2011, 19:54: Message edited by: Bernie_Lomax ]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Drunkest--and sickest--I ever got was on a bottle of Yukon Jack. There's a reason why they call it the black sheep of Canada...

500 posts!
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Ok Crash, the next 500 have to revolve around slandering The Facts of Life.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
crash, you did an entire bottle of yukon jack!

how did you get past the first sip? that is some of the wickedest stuff ever made next to old gran dad.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
1. I did drink a bottle of Yukon.
2. I got past the first sip because I am pretty sure that I was already half-loaded on something else.
3. The Facts of Life still sucks, whether I say it in one post or 500.

[Smile]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
2. Yes, that used to be my secret. Get loaded on something nice like Jack Daniels and coke and then after that you'll down just about anything. I am actually not familiar with Yukon Jack, but even the name doesn't sound terribly appealing.
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
I'm a wine oclock gal couldnt deal with my 3 brats if i didnt get my wee bottle of wine couple of times a week lol
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I got pretty hammered up last night, but not to the point where I'd be sick. And I never mix- I only stick to one type of drink.
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
And I never mix- I only stick to one type of drink.
Where were you when I was a teenager? Oceans of vomit...
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Lmao Logan, I didn't always follow my own advice as a teenager! I've learned my lesson though. After drinking too many shots of cinnamon schnapps and beer- yuck!
 
Posted by 80'sRocked (Member # 6979) on :
 
In my 20's I pretty much did it all, in regards to booze....never drugs. I got hammered quite often, slept it off, and did it again! I have a beer or two now in moderation. Never hard alcohol anymore at all. Yes, I am getting old, but wise!
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I used to puff on the magic dragon a fair bit but have not touched it in about 7 years.

I don't drink, smoke, or do drugs at all anymore. It's all bad news.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by 80'sRocked:
Yes, I am getting old, but wise!

This reminds me of the classic 1989 Gang Green album [Smile]

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Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i like peach schnapps pretty well
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I've lost 14 lbs. so far on my diet/exercise regimen. I am just doing exercise videos, because our weather has been so bad here (nonstop rain through all of April and most of May so far) that I can't go outside to walk. I have cut back on the booze, and when I do drink, I try to stick with vodka and club soda or diet cranberry and seltzer.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
After 16 long years we now have the cup again!

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And the whole nation goes crazy...

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Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
"When Cameron was in Egypt's land, let my Cameron go!"
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Bernie, you must understand that this is almost like winning the soccer world cup to us.
And it was the greatest rival, Sweden which we beat in the final.

Love the Ferris quote though [Cool]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I was just throwing in stuff. It wasn't anything to do with the victory. Very well done. By the looks of the photo people are going mental. Us Aussies don't know anything about hockey, but you're lucky I know about the world cup football which yes everyone here calls soccer. Most people here play some ridiculous football game called Aussie Rules which IMO totally sucks. I have always been big into the football / soccer though.

I still not 100% sure but I think my family name is Swedish. I have been told by people it is but then again I have been told it's German too. My family has been in Australia for a number of generations so it's hard to say.

I had just got out of bed so I thought the Ferris quote was fitting.
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Woohoo a week till we go on holiday yipee! talking about sports totally sick of Footie my boys team lost the league yesterday so it was misery all day bah!
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Where in Scotland are you from?
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bernie_Lomax:


I still not 100% sure but I think my family name is Swedish. I have been told by people it is but then again I have been told it's German too. My family has been in Australia for a number of generations so it's hard to say.

Have you tried to search the answer?
Usually it´s pretty easy to tell if a last name is swedish or german
but of course i don´t know this particular case.
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bernie_Lomax:
Where in Scotland are you from?

Hey i'm about 9 miles outside Glasgow
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
quote:
Originally posted by Bernie_Lomax:


I still not 100% sure but I think my family name is Swedish. I have been told by people it is but then again I have been told it's German too. My family has been in Australia for a number of generations so it's hard to say.

Have you tried to search the answer?
Usually it´s pretty easy to tell if a last name is swedish or german
but of course i don´t know this particular case.

Yeah I've tried but it doesn't yield a distinctive result. Thanks for getting back. I'll PM you my last name. I just thought considering you were from Finland you might be able to tell.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by amaranth:
quote:
Originally posted by Bernie_Lomax:
Where in Scotland are you from?

Hey i'm about 9 miles outside Glasgow
Cool. Just last year I was living in Edinburgh for a while. My mate lives there permanently now. Scotland's a beautiful place.
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bernie_Lomax:
quote:
Originally posted by amaranth:
quote:
Originally posted by Bernie_Lomax:
Where in Scotland are you from?

Hey i'm about 9 miles outside Glasgow
Cool. Just last year I was living in Edinburgh for a while. My mate lives there permanently now. Scotland's a beautiful place.
Some parts are lovely up north, some are not not too keen on where we are seems to be an increasing crime rate!
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Definitely a good place for adventure though. I didn't have a car when I was there but it would be cool to drive all over that place. Out in the country into the highlands and stuff.
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
My husband went up to Ullapool and Stornaway last summer on the motorbike i havent been up as far as that probably the furthest ive been is Oban cold up there but lovely
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
It'd be freakin freeezin on the motorbike.
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Lots of thermals lol there was still snow up there in June!
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
"God I'm bored. God I am bored. Travel Scrabble anyone?"
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
After 16 long years we now have the cup again!

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And the whole nation goes crazy...

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Well, the team Finland came home and you can see the Helsinki marketplace here.
100,000 people celebrating. Huge stuff.

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Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Wholly ****. That's a lot of people.

It's the stroke of midnight.

Happy 30th to Lomax. Nooooooooooooooooooooo.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
That's a beautiful sight!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Can anyone explain to me why people feel that it is their privelage to behave in the most absolutely rudest way at the grocery store? I was waiting in line patiently as the woman in front of me was getting rung up and then paying. The woman behind me, who had an infant and two small children with her, started to load up the conveyor belt with her groceries and each time she put more stuff on the belt, she shoved me. I finally told her "I can't move up any further- that woman is still getting rung up and paying." The woman behind me was also on welfare and also had those checks from WIC for free groceries. She had them lined up on the conveyor belt with each item. Anyhoo, then she says "I'm gonna flip the **** out!" right in front of her small children! All because I told her to quit shoving me and I could not move up any further until the woman in front of me left!
I am getting to the point where I just dread going to the grocery store because of all of the rude people I encounter there! People are always trying to skip the line. You know what- If I see someone has fewer items than me, I usually tell them to go in front of me. But I don't like when people assume that "I'm not in line". Last week I had a woman ask me if I was in line- YES-can't you see I'm standing behind the man who is being rung up and there is also a woman in line behind me! Don't be rude! Aaaahh! I just needed to vent.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I know how you feel. People are morons.

I'll quote Schulz here: "I love mankind, it's people I can't stand."
 
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
 
That quote is so true for me!
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I'm with you PGH-girl. There is NO courtesy anymore. Before I even got to the line in your story, I just knew that she was someone who was getting free groceries--and she was. I was in the grocery store on Saturday, and a couple of the check-out gals told me that earlier the store stank. You see, someone was trying to steal meat by taking the price tag off. Well, apparently they couldn't get the tag completely off and had punched holes in the plastic wrap, so they just stuck the container behind some canned goods to rot. So typical of our society here in the 21st Century...
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
you guys ever go into the restroom in any of those places and see anybody bathing themselves. it is quite a scene let me tell ya.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Yes. That would be in any restroom at a rest stop on the Ohio Turnpike. [Smile]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
it is a very strange world we got here
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Trapped in a world I didn't create...
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
But you'll go through it as if you did. Right?
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Yepper. [Smile] According to some folks here in the U.S. and billboards that I see, tomorrow, Saturday, May 21, 2011, is the end of the world. Since I don't expect to be Raptured, I plan to join friends and loot some stereo equipment and HiDef 3D TVs. [Smile]

Seriously, I don't want to denigrate anyone's religious beliefs, but it's already May 21 in some parts of the word, and I haven't seen any horsemen of the Apocalypse. Do these seers mean May 21, Eastern Daylight Savings Time? Greenwich Mean Time? If that's it, I need to get my crowbar and board with nails in it ready. ROFL
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Hey Crash, it's Saturday here in OZ, and I would hate to break it to ya but the four horseman are on my front lawn playing Travel Scrabble.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
ROFL!!! Travel Scrabble! That 65-inch Sony with Google TV will soon be mine!
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
crash, if its may 21 then the mayans were completly wrong and the movie 2012 would be absurd. ah, 2013 i will probably still think 2012 is absurd.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I remember when I was 9 absolutely freaking because armageddon was going to happen in 1990. I am a bit more optimistic/realistic about the whole end of the earth now.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i dont worry about it, its nothing i can control, so why fret?
 
Posted by The Pyromantic (Member # 7658) on :
 
we're still here.
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Pittsburghgirl:
Can anyone explain to me why people feel that it is their privelage to behave in the most absolutely rudest way at the grocery store? I was waiting in line patiently as the woman in front of me was getting rung up and then paying. The woman behind me, who had an infant and two small children with her, started to load up the conveyor belt with her groceries and each time she put more stuff on the belt, she shoved me. I finally told her "I can't move up any further- that woman is still getting rung up and paying." The woman behind me was also on welfare and also had those checks from WIC for free groceries. She had them lined up on the conveyor belt with each item. Anyhoo, then she says "I'm gonna flip the **** out!" right in front of her small children! All because I told her to quit shoving me and I could not move up any further until the woman in front of me left!
I am getting to the point where I just dread going to the grocery store because of all of the rude people I encounter there! People are always trying to skip the line. You know what- If I see someone has fewer items than me, I usually tell them to go in front of me. But I don't like when people assume that "I'm not in line". Last week I had a woman ask me if I was in line- YES-can't you see I'm standing behind the man who is being rung up and there is also a woman in line behind me! Don't be rude! Aaaahh! I just needed to vent.

Quoted for truth. I feel your pain. It's the "me" culture. I'M WITH YOU!
 
Posted by The Pyromantic (Member # 7658) on :
 
iim....saying....anything
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
You go dude!
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
ok here is something to say, why dont they make cars like they used to. the body style of those new challengers look very weak compared to the orginal. ah, those classics look really nice.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Yes, they are ugly Good Package. In other news, I'm down 19lbs. I've got a lonnnnng way to go though.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
hey good job on that, what are you doing to get those results
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
 -

Now it´s a stamp!
The famous Mikael Granlund lacrosse goal against Russia at IIHF World Championship 2011.

In case you haven´t seen it before, check it here:

Mikael Granlund - Amazing Goal against Russia (Finland at IIHF World Championship 2011)
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Nice stamp atomik.
Good Package- I cut back my portions sizes and carbs. Also cut back on the booze. I've been doing exercise videos on Exercise Tv, because we have had rain for almost two months here- every stinking day!
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Boohoo i'm going to be off for a while my little darling daughter has broke my laptop
[Frown] so i'm using the library computer hopefully i will be getting hubby to buy a new one for me fingers crossed
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Aww, hope you get a new one soon. Know how you feel. Was lost without the internet recently lol

Wonder where oneyedwilly's got to.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Perhaps he has come down with a case of Helenitis [Smile]
 
Posted by GattacaForever (Member # 8277) on :
 
Have I introduced myself propperly up until now? If not, then... I'm a 29 years-old kind of a momentary loser from Bucharest. :-P
Actually, I'm well versed into e-journalism on the social-educational niche, but... that's life; *my* life, for now. Anyway, I'm also foundable at YouTube and on Facebook! :-D


"StarryMan82" + "BertRaccoon82" + "DaNutcase8210" - YouTube

"Virgona Vilius82" - Facebook


Enjoy! ;-)
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bernie_Lomax:
Perhaps he has come down with a case of Helenitis [Smile]

 - How rude [Razz]
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
So hi kids..you're old pal Pyro has an incredible urge to go on an ultra-pessimistic rant a little bit about how crappy things are right now...

Yes, things are certainly pretty cruddy right now. No Job, yet again...have barely enough money to keep a roof over my head..and now I must once again turn to my parent, and any random strangers willing to lend a helping hand to help get through this seemingly endless realm of both financial and emotional despression.

I know all too well that this entire planet is doomed and on a downward spiral to almost inevitable mass destruction by our own hands. There is little to no faith left to be had for our government to get us out of this period of turmoil. So, yeah..you can call me a pessimistic fool for having a foreseen vision of literally millions of people becoming homeless here in the very near future, myself included.

I'm saying this now because the day is quickly approaching where I won't have internet access as freely as I do at this present moment. I'm damn close to losing a place to live and with virtually NO leads on a job of any sort, that could quickly become a reality here very soon.

So, just in case that happens I'd like you all to know now that I've enjoyed my time on the rewind very much. And I've really loved conversing with all of you. and I wish you all the best in life.


p.s.
..let's hope I'm just being a little premature about all this and things somehow DO actually work themselves out.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Pyro, best of luck in finding a job. Are you on your own PC, or do you go elsewhere? I know a friend of mine used to go use the library's computer for about 2 hours a day when she didn't have the money to buy a new one. It was good for her to catch up on emails, etc. Just a thought to help you out. Is there any way you could rent a place with a friend or anyone who needs a roommate?
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Good luck with everything Pyro. Someone once said that if you were in a circle with a number of people, and everyone threw their problems in the middle....you may be quite happy to walk away with your own. Certainly not to lessen how you are feeling...just to help put things in perspective....lots of rich guys out there dying from cancer, for example. Keep your head up dude...and I hope things get better for you soon.
 
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
 
pyro.. I felt just horrible reading your posting. I'm sad that you are going through such a rough patch and hope things turn around for you quickly.

You have become a big part of the Rewind.. so I hope you are able to still find a way to be here as much as possible.

The most important thing though is to take care of yourself currently in whatever way necessary to make ends meet.. but definitely know you have friends here.
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
wow, its been forever since my last post. i miss the rewind !!! im glad my thread is still going strong after such a long time. i hope all is well with all the rewinders !
this heat is crazy already ! cant wait to see the electric bill...
pyro, thats a rough post. im not sure where your from or anything, but im looking to hire two more people for my company. p.m. me for details. id love to help if i could.
hows everyones summer goin ? ready to get the kids back to school or what ? [Smile]
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
I tell you, it's blast from the past week.. isn't it always fun when you run into a couple of people from way back, like early teens and you wonder who's gonna be next? haha

It can be fun seeing someone after so long and all, but awkward at the same time. [Eek!]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
That sounds cool Ronnie. I never see anyone I know. There were so many people that went to college with me that were originally from where I live now, yet I have only seen one girl I was friends with, and that was over 10 years ago. I thought that we could get together and re-ignite our friendship, but it turned out her husband is one of those obsessive control freaks. He even told her she was "not allowed" to talk about her past or anything about her college years!
Ronnie, don't know what could be awkward about people meeting up with you after a few years- you are a bright, attractive woman!
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
what is so bad about talking about the past, her husband sounds like a moron. i dont know any of these people but i willing to bet real money she would have alot more fun with someone else.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Hope everyone is doing well. A few things to note for me:

* This is officially the worst weather for summer we've ever had...lots of rain and cooler than usual temps. Very depressing...winters can be harsh here and summer is always a nice treat...quite a let down.

* A couple weeks back attended my 20 year high school reunion (Grads of 91'). A great time and lots of people attended...a great night with old friends.

* My son turns five at the end of August, then starting school in September. Happy and a little sad at the same time. He's anxious to go so hopefully that's a good sign....he seems ready, so that makes it easier too.

* Last week got to see my all time favorite band...U2. Here in the maritimes we don't often get big bands. This was a lifelong dream and they did not disappoint!

* Last but not least....many of you know that me and my wife had a miscarriage in April....well....we certainly planned to wait a bit longer before trying again, however, due to a little mix up re times to conceive, very specifically on my birthday (April 30)(sorry if that's sharing too much) ....we are four months pregnant today, and as far as a recent ultrasound shows...with a healthy and active little boy or girl.

Hoping all my Rewind friends are doing well.....
 
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
 
Ronnie.. you're the best.. around!. ha .. now that is awkward. btw, who is gonna be next?

Pitts.. that bites about your friend from the past having a controlling husband with obviously no self-confidence to say such outlandish stuff. I feel bad for her.

Kev.. I'm not going to say too much at the moment, but congrats dude and totally keep us updated .. we are rooting hard for you in every way.

[ 06. August 2011, 09:17: Message edited by: Valley ]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
All the best to you and your family Kev [Smile]

Eek, I do sort of cringe when people mention school reunions. That's one of the last things I'd wanna do lol [Smile]
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
Kev - That's awesome, I sincerely hope everything goes well for you and your Bride. [Smile]

Thanks Pitts! I'm totally fine with running into people, but I found it funny that it happened twice in one week and the conversations were just very strange...call me shy haha.

As for school reunions.. no way, Jose.. not for me. I skipped my 10 year. Highschool was a blur anyway!

Oh and I think you just tried to compliment me, Val in an 'awkward' way, of course.. only you! [Razz]
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Thanks guys. A bit of an emotional roller coaster, as we're trying to be excited, but proceeding cautiously for obvious reasons.

Re high school reunions, we didn't have a 10 year reunion either. I didn't really fit in high school, but not for any reasons that "jump out at ya"...just kinda under the radar. I was nice to literally everyone, and could socialize with most, but never really great friends with any one group, with a few exceptions. * The reunion was actually quite important for me for that reason...I kinda grew into myself. I always felt that people had low expectations of me, and didn't expect much...for some reason I needed to show them they were wrong. I literally shook every person's hand very firmly and looked each and every one in the eye...a kind of "I done alright" moment. I know it shouldn't have mattered as much as it did, but it did for some reason.

Sorry for rambling, but wanting to put one more thing in perspective. I was never a great scholar and during the last two years of high school, I was working 30 + hours at a gas station while going to school full time. Never had plans to go to University, rather, take a trade of some sort. I so vividly remember driving past a University about an hour away from my town with a group of friends while in grade 12...they all started rambling about what college they were going to, what they would do, and someone laughed and stated that in the future, they would come to the gas station I worked at, and I could put gas in their nice car. That is very literally the exact moment I decided that I would go to University.....
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
kev, sounds like you went to school with a bunch jerks, who are those guys that you got to impress them with what you do or dont do.
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
At least it's Wednesday.. [Smile]

Kids are going back to school this week. I am so glad that we are getting closer towards the Fall because the heat and humidity here, is just too much. I love winter in Phoenix because it's not really that cold but it gets chilly and it's perfect.

Hope everyone is having a nice week!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
So what is everyone up to? I know alot of kids are going back to school this week and the next, as Ronnie mentioned. I hope this means quieter streets at night (they love to race up and down our street all night). I am debating on whether or not to take a mini-vacation at the end of October or just save my money and take a full week next year in the fall. I really want to go to Montauk and maybe we'll just wait for that next year. Has anyone been there before? I looked at a few places to rent- one was a condo, one was a trailer/mobile home and one was a cottage; all fairly reasonably priced for the Hamptons. I am not rich, but I want to see Long Island, always have wanted to see it. And the cost will be about the same as if I rented a place anywhere else near the shore. If any of you has been there or near Montauk, let me know what you think and what restaurants you would recommend.
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
All the best to you and your family Kev [Smile]

Eek, I do sort of cringe when people mention school reunions. That's one of the last things I'd wanna do lol [Smile]

I have to echo that.
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
I'll take a synthesizer over auto-tune, any day.

[Smile]
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Ronnie:
I'll take a synthesizer over auto-tune, any day.

[Smile]

For the love of god will people *stop* using autotune?! It's gonna reaaaaally date this era when it goes out of fashion! It doesn't even make songs sound better!
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i watched the movies stardust memories and the legacy both in the same day, and strangely enough both movies had a rolls royce car breakdown in them. in any other movie i had never seen a rolls royce breakdown, and then twice in the same day in two way different movies.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
As an owner/driver of British cars for years, I can assure you that they break down. in fact, my experience has been, the more expensive, the more likely to need a full-time mechanic in your garage. [Wink]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
whats the make and model crash?
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I've been through Land Rovers, MGs ("MG" stands for "mostly garage" because there is always something leaking from the crank case), and Triumphs myself. My brother can add Austins, Rover cars, and Range Rovers. I have had friends with Austin-Healeys, Jaguars, and Bentleys. They were all beautiful machines, a joy to drive when running, but the problems were always related to some sort of really poor design. For example, a friend had an Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III, the Sean Connery James Bond car. The master clutch cylinder was always failing. But, of course, in the Brit design paradigm of the 1960's, the clutch cylinder and brake cylinder were together, so that when the one cylinder failed, you also had no brakes. He drove it for three months like this--no clutch, no brakes. I was like, "My gosh, man, how the heck did you drive it?" He said that if you owned a British car, you learned the tricks. Push it into a coast out of your driveway, jump in, and start it. If you watch the tachometer, you can shift without the clutch. And if you downshift carefully, you never have to use the brakes at stop lights and stop signs, etc. You just creep up on them." Of course, my friend is completely nuts. (He still has the car in his garage. It hasn't moved in 25 years.)

The 12-cylinder Jags, while incredibly fast, were notorious for gumming up and running on less than the 12 cylinders. Old Bentleys, with all those hand-tooled, one-of-a-kind parts, were mechanical disasters too. And one more joke at the expense of the British car industry: Folks who've owned British cars know that a magic ingredient makes them work--smoke. When the smoke comes out, they stop running. [Smile] (There is some truth to that. The Lucas electrical system in British cars of that era was hideous--cloth-insulated wires with a positive ground and a negative hot wire, an unbelievably bad design.)

Despite all my carping, I still love them though and miss every one of them that I owned. They are just such cool cars. [Smile]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
what was the million dollar one rowan atkinson crashed?
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Just back from my very first driving lesson ever! thought it went quite well [Smile]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
amaranth what car are driving?
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Its a peugeot 209
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Watch Madeon - Pop Culture video and feel the Nathan Barnatt vibe.
 
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
 
Ever feel disheartened by people........then stupid that you even let them make you feel that way?
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Too much, sigh.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I completely understand, MT and HS. It's not life that ever disappoints me. It's the people in life who sometimes do. The best advice I ever heard, and yet the hardest to take myself on a daily basis is that "Only I can make myself unhappy. Other folks do not control the way that I feel." If I could only truly follow that daily affirmation... [Smile]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Whoo, I agree with ya. I'm going to have this put on my headstone: "Sorry, it's too late. I don't have time for you. You see, I'm gone forever now and you had no time for me while I was living."
 
Posted by cindymancini (Member # 679) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Muffy Tepperman:
Ever feel disheartened by people........then stupid that you even let them make you feel that way?

To quote Billy Hicks from St. Elmo's Fire..."I think I'm in touch with that emotion."

Keep your head up Muffy Girl! [Wink]
 
Posted by cindymancini (Member # 679) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Muffy Tepperman:

Ms Mancini just keep busy taking a bath, washing your hair and being out of the country [Wink]


Wish I could but when I hear that darn lawnmower in my yard, I can't resist!
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Muffy Tepperman:
Awesome advice Crash!

I learned that on my own, not from the thousands of dollars of therapy. [Smile]
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by The Good Package:
what was the million dollar one rowan atkinson crashed?

A McLaren F1. At the time, the fastest and most expensive road car ever made. It set the record of 240 miles an hour in 1998, and at the time, each one of them cost $970,000. Given that they were very rare even then (only 64 standard road cars were ever made, although if you included track-cars tuned versions and concepts, you reach the heady heights of 106 vehicles) they basically fetch double that today.

0-60 in 3.2 seconds, 0-100 in 6.3 seconds, and 0-150 in only 12.8.

 -

He turned it into this:

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[ 07. September 2011, 08:24: Message edited by: P_a_u_l ]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
not what i pictured in my head when i thought of a million dollar car.

hey thanks for posting paul.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i would also like to say, that i really like the song dance the night away by van halen
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Ever feel disheartened by people........then stupid that you even let them make you feel that way?

Hello.

quote:
Too much, sigh.
Hi.

quote:
"Only I can make myself unhappy. Other folks do not control the way that I feel." If I could only truly follow that daily affirmation...
Don't try - it's claptrap. There's a lot more to how a person feels than just a sunny disposition and perspective.

[British engineering: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EBfxjSFAxQ]

quote:
i would also like to say, that i really like the song dance the night away by van halen
Me too.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
So I have flood waters surrounding every way to and from my apartment in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It is like being on an island. But I do have streaming Netflix, two cans of tuna, some stale bread, and a half a bottle of single malt Scotch. I should be okay for the weekend.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Crash, i´m a little worried that half a bottle won´t last for the whole weekend [Smile]
Thank god it´s single malt though...
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
It wouldn't last the whole hour at my place [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by P_a_u_l:
quote:
Originally posted by The Good Package:
what was the million dollar one rowan atkinson crashed?

A McLaren F1. At the time, the fastest and most expensive road car ever made. It set the record of 240 miles an hour in 1998, and at the time, each one of them cost $970,000. Given that they were very rare even then (only 64 standard road cars were ever made, although if you included track-cars tuned versions and concepts, you reach the heady heights of 106 vehicles) they basically fetch double that today.

0-60 in 3.2 seconds, 0-100 in 6.3 seconds, and 0-150 in only 12.8.

 -

He turned it into this:

 -

Did he paint the car after he crashed it? [Razz]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Nike's 'Back to The Future' Shoes Climb Above $3,500 Apiece

Go get yours!

 -
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
its a cool shoe, but not for 3500
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
not worth 3500
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Crash:
So I have flood waters surrounding every way to and from my apartment in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It is like being on an island. But I do have streaming Netflix, two cans of tuna, some stale bread, and a half a bottle of single malt Scotch. I should be okay for the weekend.

I was just going to say that I hope everyone in Eastern PA and NY, NH, Vermont, NJ and anywhere else that is experiencing this horrible flooding is okay!
Crash, I don't know about only 1/2 bottle of scotch for the entire weekend. You should go out and knock on neighbors' doors and see what they have and maybe they would be willing to share, lol!
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
The flooding here N.E.P.A. is terrible. I work right in the flood zone and we were all evacuated yesteday afternoon after we got to move everything to higher ground. What a task that was ! Prayers go out to all those affected. Hoping for a fast dry-up and recovery.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I am in Tunkhannock. We are an island right now.
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
My coworker is stranded in the Tunk aswell. National gaurd is helpin them out last i talked to him. This is a major bummer for all.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Where is Jay? [Frown]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Don´t tell me he´s moving again [Wink]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
Where is Jay? [Frown]

I heard he made one too many wise cracks [Big Grin]
 
Posted by 80'sRocked (Member # 6979) on :
 
Sorry I've been away for so long....I've had alot going on in the last year or so. Just wanna say hi, miss you guys! [Smile]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Hi 80'sRocked! Hope you are still head banging away at some new concerts!
 
Posted by Dexter Motley Morgan (Member # 3598) on :
 
Charlie Day rocks!
 
Posted by 80'sRocked (Member # 6979) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Pittsburghgirl:
Hi 80'sRocked! Hope you are still head banging away at some new concerts!

Always! Yngwie Malmsteen next week!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Today it is really ugly outside- cool and rainy and gloomy. So I am going to vegetate on the couch and watch some movies and a little bit of Steelers football too. Then drink some beer tonight and watch The Walking Dead season 2 premiere!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The spam on here lately is crazy.
 
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
The spam on here lately is crazy.

Agreed!!

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Do they really think we have enough readers here on the Rewind to care about ugg boots and or click to spam about them? lame! [Smile]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I like Spam, the kind with cheese chunks. [Smile]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I used to like spam and tomato sauce butties  -
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
how about velveeta on fried spam?
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I am amazed at how many people say that they hate Spam, yet it's been on the market since 1937, so somebody's eating it because they sell millions of cans of it in so many countries.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Back to the problem with 'actual' spam, we do have a problem at the moment, which appears every now and then. Nick and I are looking to see if there's any way we can sort it out by changing the user registration process, but until we do that we're kinda having to put up with it.

It looks like a number of automated bots randomly sending out garbage, and they've identified exactly what then need to send to us to be able to pass straight through the registration and posting process.

Believe me, it's tougher on me than it is on you, because I have to get rid of the posts (with Devo and Nick's help) and then go delete the accounts, and we're getting up to 25 new accounts a day sometimes, all of which need killing. Fortunately, they are pretty easy to spot once you're looking at them.

What I will stress once again, is NEVER click on any links in a spam post. That may well have been the root cause of our problem (much like replying to a spam email tells them that your address is valid, clicking on a link sends a signal back telling them they have been successful). Report spam, don't reply to the post, and never click on any links.

Hopefully we can sort this out soon.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Good luck with taking out the trash.

Paul, my PM still doesn't work, by the way. If you could take a look at it, I'd appreciate it.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Same goes for me.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Crash:
I am amazed at how many people say that they hate Spam, yet it's been on the market since 1937, so somebody's eating it because they sell millions of cans of it in so many countries.

If I ever get to Hawaii, I am eating every type of Spam specialty that they make there- Spam omelettes, Spam with mashed potatoes and gravy, etc, etc.!
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Many of my posts have been called spam....but not of the same variety!!
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
best of luck gettin rid of these turd-bots Paul. At least they haven't figured out to post in any of the other forums outside of the 80's movie one.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
We get the odd post in the 70s forum, but not the others yet.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
I have been reporting spam when it turns up on the discussion forums.

I have no use for it just as much other Rewinders.

Thank you moderators for sorting it out. [Smile]

[ 10. December 2011, 11:52: Message edited by: Lovers with Cassie ]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Black pudding is life  -
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Hello all [Smile] Havent been on much lately laptop probs, Have I missed anything exciting [Razz]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
You missed Ronnie liking Never Been Kissed  -  -
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I've just been round my neighbours house to borrow a drill but he wasn't in, so I broke in and ate his fish tank and I wasn't even hungry......Ya won't catch me with me trousers.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I am seriously procrastinating writing out Christmas cards. Maybe I will wait until after dinner and have a few drinks while writing them out. Then I hope they get to the proper addresses! lol
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I hate those letters that folks include in their Christmas cards. They are usually about things that I don't care about, from folks I don't care about. And they usually go something like this (and if you've ever received at least one of these, then you know that I'm not really exaggerating that much):
"Well, 2011 was an interesting year. Little Joey lost his first baby tooth--he cried and cried and cried until I smacked him on the behind and told him to be a big boy. John lost his job--he cried and cried and cried until he finished that bottle of Jim Beam whiskey and smacked me on the head with a lamp. We laughed about it all the way back from the ER. Mom had part of her necrotic bowel removed and is not doing well, but she loves to watch "One Tree Hill" on cable while she waits for someone to change her colostomy bag... I hope that your family is doing as well as ours! Have a Happy Holiday!"
 
Posted by EJ Loves Takashi (Member # 7767) on :
 
Thanks Crash! Didn't need to put my Christmas letter out there word for word for everyone! Jeez!!

Hate to admit it.....I include those letters. Really!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
The eyes on me. I look like a friggin' panda  -
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Crash- I friggin' HATE those letters too. My friend used to put them in her cards every year until enough people (including me) complained and said they were stupid. She just wants to make it look like she and her husband and kids are soooo perfect in their perfect mini-mansion in their perfect neighborhood with stop signs and sidewalks and no strangers allowed. Grrrr. I hate those neighborhoods. Anyhoo, her letters could not be any farther from the truth- her kids are spoiled brats and the older one is like demon spawn. She and her husband are having money troubles (oh- boo-hoo- so you bought a house and three cars that you can't afford!) and they are up to their eyeballs in debt. Omg, I could go on and on.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
hey, just wanted to wish everyone a merry christmas
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Same to you [Smile]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
What's up with all the sheepskin boots lately ? [Confused]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Like you haven't got some of them [Razz]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I expect my ugg boots will be delivered here before christmas [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Hahaha [Big Grin]
 
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
been on a dating web site for 1 week and im sooooo depressed LOL
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Still looking forward to our date though ! [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless:
Still looking forward to our date though ! [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

LOL
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by oneyedwilly:
been on a dating web site for 1 week and im sooooo depressed LOL

Pretend you're a girl and put a female profile up. Trust me - you'll feel a lot better.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Just took the tree down. *Cries heart out* [Frown] [Razz]

Hey Ronnie if you see this, I couldn't reply cos my pm is still buggered. You could email me through here if ya like [Smile]
 
Posted by thenodfather (Member # 8732) on :
 
"The soul . . . is neither spirit nor matter but is the relation between them. The soul is the mediator between this duality; it is the middle principle, the link between God and His form. Therefore the soul is another name for the Christ aspect, whether in nature or in man . . . The soul is the form-builder aspect, and is that attractive factor in every form . . . which drives all God's creatures forward along the path of evolution, through one kingdom after another, towards an eventual goal and a glorious consummation."
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
December 30th, my cat was operated on because of cancer.. and currently climbs trees and chases
cars again ! [Smile]
 
Posted by thenodfather (Member # 8732) on :
 
Great news Johnny. Back to good health again yeah? [Smile]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Damn, it´s freezing!
-25 degrees celcius here and they say it´s gonna last the whole week!
I had four layers of clothes on me when i went to my workplace with my bike.

"Boss, how about a little vacation in Hawaii?"

"BACK TO WORK!"


- aTomiK the Marshmallow Man
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
atomik, I have no idea how you were able to move with all of that clothin on! It was -50 degrees Farenheit in Fairbanks, Alaska and further north it was -75 degrees F a few days ago. That is just crazy! I told my husband I'd have to have about 5 layers of clothing on just to go out for the mail! Here in Western PA it has been nothing but rain for the past week.
 
Posted by thenodfather (Member # 8732) on :
 
I haven't been on much in the past week as I have been off making recordings for a new radio show I will be hosting.
For those of you who like Hard Rock and Heavy Metal and beyond Thrash Death, Grindcore and more you can to it on http://www.wolfhoundmetalradio.org/ Wednesday's 3-5 p.m. C.E.T./8-10 G.M.T.

Thank you very much.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by thenodfather:
Great news Johnny. Back to good health again yeah? [Smile]

Hey.. sorry, i missed this post.

Yeah, he's doing better than anyone could have expected. They advised me to let him put to sleep..
instead i chose him to be operated on, and within little over 2 weeks he was out climbing trees
again, massacring mice, and attacking innocent human bystanders.. all the things little sweet
pussycats usually do ! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by thenodfather (Member # 8732) on :
 
Ahaaaa great to see he is back in good health again.
Good on him [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Good stuff Johnny [Smile]
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
I miss our movie nights..When we gonna do this again?
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I really wish my furnace would quit making noises- it always scares me a little bit while I'm down here in the basement!
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Pittsburghgirl, do you want me to send the dad from A Christmas Story over to take care of it? Haha
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
No gordon, please, lol!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
This just had me cracking up  - http://d.yimg.com/nl/ytv/cbs/player.html#vid=28260268&shareUrl=http%3A%2F%2Ftv.yahoo.com%2Flate-show-with-david-letterman%2Fshow%2F31647%2Fvideos%2F28260268&repe
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
This just had me cracking up  - http://d.yimg.com/nl/ytv/cbs/player.html#vid=28260268&shareUrl=http%3A%2F%2Ftv.yahoo.com%2Flate-show-with-david-letterman%2Fshow%2F31647%2Fvideos%2F28260268&repe

Thank god someone had the guts to say it.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Hey guys and ladies, how's it going? I haven't had much time lately to watch any movies. I feel as though I have been slacking. I am going to start Boardwalk Empire Season 1 here soon. What have you all been up to? I've actually been spending alot of time with my husband, lol. We are going antiquing tomorrow and probably just vegging out on Sunday. I'll be watching The Walking Dead and Comic book Men. Hope you all have a great weekend!
 
Posted by bandit (Member # 6296) on :
 
Started a new hobby 3 weeks ago.Went out metal detecting last weekend for an hour.Found my Grandfathers wedding ring in the middle of nowhere apparently lost for almost 70 years ago.Looking over my shoulder wondering if there might be a glitch in the matrix somehow [Eek!] [Eek!] [Eek!]

web page
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Still in the middle of a big renovation here.
Desperately trying to find some time to watch movies and listen some music.
Pretty nice weather here today, i feel spring coming!
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
that's great that you found that congrats!

what the heck is with all the salesman stuff on here lately
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by bandit:
Started a new hobby 3 weeks ago.Went out metal detecting last weekend for an hour.Found my Grandfathers wedding ring in the middle of nowhere apparently lost for almost 70 years ago.Looking over my shoulder wondering if there might be a glitch in the matrix somehow [Eek!] [Eek!] [Eek!]

web page

Bandit, I have always wanted to try metal detecting. I hope it pays off for you! Good to see you around the Rewind again.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Bandit, what do you intend to do with your grandfather's wedding ring now that you have found it?
 
Posted by bandit (Member # 6296) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Lovers with Cassie:
Bandit, what do you intend to do with your grandfather's wedding ring now that you have found it?

Well,i don't have any Delorean [Wink] so i went for the next best thing.I gave the ring to my fathers brother,my uncle.As he now is the closest relative to the ring alive.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
anybody else besides me out there that thinks twitter is stupid?
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
That would be me ! [Big Grin]

I never bothered to take a look or read a single word of any tweet.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Twitter, Facebook,,,all that garbage is a waste of time. So pretentious.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I don´t mind if someone else uses them but those are not for me.
My wife thinks Facebook is great, i´ve never visited Twitter.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
So, you guys mean that i'm not the only one who doesn't have a Facebook account ?

Does this mean i don't have to hide my non-existent social life in cyberspace any longer ??

[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Hold on.. that last one didn't really came through the way it was intented.

I meant : My non-existent life in social media.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Social life is so overrated [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
My non-existent social-media life !

That's what i meant to say.. [Embarrassed]
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
You can include me as well. I haven't got either a Facebook or Twitter account and I don't intend to get one for that matter.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
During a psychology lecture earlier this year the lecturer put up a funny slide about Facebook. Though you guys might enjoy it too:

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Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
dont have facebook either. i dont see the point of all this social network stuff. telling strangers what your doing, reading what strangers are doing, mundane stuff as in buying celery or what color you've decided to paint your toenails this weekend.

texting i think is foolish as well. i would much rather use the phone as it was intended
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I don't have facebook. I like to text if it's nothing important. I hate talking on the phone.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
with texting, you would spend long time typing out your message on tiny buttons, when instead you could speed dial your contact, or email them,

ah, maybe its nice to have mutliple forms of communication
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
It is supposed to snow here this evening! Ugh! And in the mountains about an hour away from where I live, they may get up to 8 inches of snow tonight! Where is the spring weather at?
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i remember it was close to 80 a week or two ago
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
It was close to 80 here on Thursday, lmao! I just wish the weather would stay at a steady temperature. I'm tired of diggin out a t-shirt one day, then sweatshirts or sweaters the next day.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bernie_Lomax:
During a psychology lecture earlier this year the lecturer put up a funny slide about Facebook. Thought you people might enjoy it too:

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Very comical. I think it is probable that there is much truth in that. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Yeah, it's certainly not far off the truth in many cases.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I miss all of our conversations here about whatever. Now that everyone is on either Facebook or Twitter, there isn't much to talk about anymore, maybe. I am on Facebook, but I keep my FB friends to real, actual friends. No people that I hate. I have had a few "friend requests" from guys that would not have given me the time of day back in high school. And I said "DE-NIED!" HA HA!
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Very good point! I bet that social networking sites have really slowed down message boards. This used to be the type of place where you would get things off your chest, or share what you are up to. Now I feel like most people do that on FB and Twitter. I love Twitter, so much less personal and it limits how long your message is! FB is really wearing me out as of late. I think I'm going to get rid of it soon.
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
I wanted to add to my twitter praise [Smile]

I think Twitter is great for a couple reasons, but you can't look at it like Facebook. It's not like that at all. I guess it could be but really it's a great way to get information as it happens. I follow many news and sports outlets, reporters, and just a few personalities and friends. I think only like 5-10 personal friends. You don't ever have to write anything or post any pictures. If you want you could just make up a name and nobody would ever find out who you are. So if you like news, or gossip, or sports, or any hobbies, there are people out there dropping knoweledge for you to drink up.

Like I said in the previous post, it's so much less personal and so not like facebook. I find it very enjoyable. First thing I do when I wake up is read twitter to see what's going on in the world.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Seems like my life without all that social media is a lot easier then. [Smile]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Considering this is the say anything thread. What do you think about that weed pass thing happening Johnny. I think it sucks personally. What are your thoughts?
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
As of may 1st it is forbidden for coffeeshops to sell any kind of soft-drug to foreigners, and
people from Holland need to be registered buyers / users.
The first coffeeshops who violated these new regulations were closed instantly the past 3 days.

Well, it isn't something new really. Over the past couple of years, new regulations already made
it more difficult for coffeeshops to keep selling soft-drugs. Coffeeshops weren't allowed
anymore near schoolbuildings was one of those, i believe. Basically it's something that's only
happening in the city.
It is true though that there is a lot of drug traffic going on, especially near the Belgian border.
(which is only 25km away from where i live)
There were thousands of people from Belgium and especially France coming to Holland every day.
But practically all coffeeshops near the border were already shut down years ago.
The one thing from these new rules that gets a lot of criticism is that people are afraid that
the whole drug-thing will go underground again and cause lots of trouble on the streets without
any way of controlling it.

The past couple of days there were also some protests going on in several places.
Here's a picture that was on the front-page of my local newspaper the day before yesterday.

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The leaflet on the left says 19357 deaths caused by cigarettes every year, but 0,0 caused by cannabis.
The one on the right says the same about alcohol compared to cannabis.

Well.. i personally don't really care much about what's happening. I live in a small town where
there are no coffeeshops at all, and the last time i've been to one was when i was still in school
over 20 years ago.

[ 04. May 2012, 08:38: Message edited by: Johnny Roarke is reckless ]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Apparently that picture wasn't really co-operative [Frown]

Oh, well.. [Big Grin]

[ 04. May 2012, 08:53: Message edited by: Johnny Roarke is reckless ]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I am glad I went to Amsterdam when I did a couple years back. What is the go with all the bikes? I couldn't believe it. I reckon your chances over there of being hit by a push bike are 20 times higher than being hit by a car. And they are all like 70's style bikes too. I guess maybe they ride dodgy bikes so if they get stolen they haven't lost out on much, either that or they really like the 70's bicycle nostalgia. I have always heard that the Dutch are heaps arrogant. But going by my experience almost every Dutch person I met was extremely nice and extremely helpful and most of the people their speak perfect English and don't have a problem with accommodating you unlike some other countries. I liked The Netherlands a lot. I was conceived there so perhaps that explains something... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
When I was there years ago, I thought that it was an absolutely beautiful country with friendly folk. (It's such a sad commentary on American education when I'm in countries like the Netherlands, Germany, or Austria and everyone speaks better English than most Americans--and it's a second or third language.)
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Dats not how it is aight!! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
The really strange thing about the coffeeshops for me, was that people could smoke dope inside whilst eating cake and drinking coffee, but if they wanted to smoke a regular tobacco cigarette, then needed to go outside because of EU anti-tobacco laws.

Johnny, I'd take the stats on deaths from all of these sources with a load of skepticism. Statistics can always be manipulated. I'm not a smoker and have never done any kind of drug, but it's probably fair to say that if a person smokes dope, they also would almost certainly smoke tobacco as well. Who is to say that a large proportion of the 'tobacco' deaths were not brought about, either directly or simply brought forward, by the additional effects of smoking cannabis? To claim that cannabis has no negative mental or health effects on the user is simply not true, and smacks of what the non-pc side of me would term 'hippy propoganda'.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Thanks for all the nice things you said about Holland, guys. [Smile]

As for the text from the leaflets.. well, it wasn't me who came up with those statistics.
I don't really know if there's any fact-based info in that.

Here's some more pics from the papers of the last few days, which are kinda funny.

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(no softdrugs for sale)
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Crash and Bernie said that most people here in Holland speak reasonably well English.
I thought about it for a moment, and maybe that's because non-Dutch tv-shows, series and movies
don't get dubbed here, unlike most other European countries. So when kids grow up here and
watch tv, they hear the English language on a daily basis, i guess.
In countries like Germany, France and Spain everything gets dubbed into their own language,
and that's probably all they hear for years. They never heard an actor or actress speak with
their own voice, and classic quotes from movies (,I love the smell of napalm in the morning') are
completely unfamiliar to many, unfortunately.
(untill the dvd format gave them the opportunity to finally watch movies in their original language,
but even then, most people got so used to watching dubbed movies, that they don't really care
much about the original audio tracks).
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Hey Johnny. When I was there I went into a cafe called The Doors, named after the band and the guy in there was probably in his mid 20's and chilled as. He looked like he was stoned to the bejesus belt. We smoked out the front of the cafe and then he brought our coffees out and when he came out I asked him if he smoked a fair bit of product and he goes "Oh Forget about it" exactly the way Johnny Depp says it in Donnie Brasco. It made me laugh as I certainly wasn't expecting it. I reckon you are right about the movies too because I actually thought to myself that when the Dutch people spoke English they sounded like they had American accents. I never could figure out why but I guess this explains it [Smile]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Interesting discussion guys!

If you don´t know (probably not [Smile] ) The 2012 Ice Hockey World Championships started here in Finland yesterday.
We take ice hockey pretty seriously here and have this 24/7 hockey channel.
I´ve been watching it.. a lot. Canada vs. USA next!
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Definitely not big into Ice Hockey here in OZ however I do think its a cool game.

Like I have said in a couple other threads though I used to love the bubble top Ice Hockey game featuring USA and Russia which appeared in Karate Kid. I would kill my first born for that game [Big Grin]

Are you perhaps staying up for the FA Cup final?
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
2 hours on the phone with my Mum  - My hand aches  -
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Those emoticons capture how I feel about talking with my mum too.

Chelsea 1 nil at present - Oh yeah
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Can´t watch the Chelsea - Pool game but i made some bet and Chelsea better win the match! [Cool]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
1 nil Chelsea at half time so hopefully they can hold off for another 45 minutes. Yes, they better win!
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
C'mon Liverpool.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
They're coming. Nice goal by Carroll. I kinda want them to equalise. I am always up for an interesting game [Smile]
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
Downing you plonker..lol
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I´m usually a Liverpool fan but a bet is a bet [Smile]
Drogba is the man.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Drogba is God!

It's nice to have Martin Tyler commentating too. He didn't seem to be doing much commentary work in the EPL this year. I thought he retired or something. Nice to have him for this match. Best football commentator ever.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
Drogba is immense...when he stays on his feet.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
So true [Cool]
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
Suarez..doh!
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Wow...did you just see that!
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by J2ME:
Drogba is immense...when he stays on his feet.

Most players are big divers...it's one of my pet hates within the game.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
Yeah, I agree. Some(most?)players have no shame.

Well done Chelsea.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Perhaps most is an over statement but it is so much more prevalent these days than it used to be.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
movies of the past have the best futuristic stuff. contemporary futuristic stuff lacks great design, maybe due to the lack of imagination
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
How good was the Man City / QPR game?
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Man, I am so honest when I say that I pretty much never drink anymore, but I am so wasted right now.

Thought I would send out my drunken love to all you rewinders.

All stuff aside, I think this is the best site on the net. My only grievance is that I didn't come up with this site.

Thanks Nick. BTW where are you? You don't seem to make an appearance anymore.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bernie_Lomax:
How good was the Man City / QPR game?

Just a shame we couldn't hold on. However, QPR surviving and Man Utd not winning the title was really a win win for me, even though we lost the game.....
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Oh Paul, I didn't realise you were a QPR supporter.

Dude if I had known you were into the Premier League we would have been talking long ago.

Although I have grown up in Australia and my parents are Australian I was actually born in Hammersmith so since a kid I have always gone for Chelsea although there were probably other West London teams I could have chosen from but I guess I made my choice and I stuck by it.

The only reason why I was so happy to see Man City win was because I have been so sick of Man Utd winning all these years.

They definitely made too much of the whole Barton/Tevez/Aguero/Kompany situation. While Barton did maybe give a slight shoulder nudge to Tevez I hardly think it was not merrited Tevez grabbing his face and going down, and I hardly think that what Barton did could be considered as a head but towards Kompany plus what Kompany did to Barton was harsher also. Perhaps the knee nudge Barton gave to Aguero was a bit harsh but i think they made a lot more out of the incident than it actually was.

All in all I was glad that Man City rather than Man U won and I was glad to see teams such as QPR and Wigan avoid relegation [Smile]
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Barton deserved the red card for his actions / rections, but Tevez should have gone for the kick and the punch to the head that he gave Barton and which triggered the whole thing.

The annoying thing about all this is that nobody has mentioned how well we were playing - we came within a few minutes of beating them.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I agree man. sorry I did not mention it but towards the end before Dzeko scored I thought the game was over and thought that QPR were going to have "a most ripping victory": It was so dramatic that Man City came back but it was almost a "Cinderella Story" for QPR to hold them off. They really did do a fantastic job.

Trust me as much as I go for Chelsea I will always go for QPR too. they are the peoples team of Hammersmith and Fulham. If I was a bit older and wiser when I chose who originally to support I most likely would have chose QPR. I am very glad they are still in the Premier League and wish them well fro seasons to come.

Interesting side note: I went back to London in 2010 the first time since 1983 when I was about 2. I asked some guys at a bus stop for directions to Hammersmith. They assumed I was from Australia and told me to **** off. I then told them I was originally from Hammersmith and there whole attitude changed and told me exactly how to get there. as much as I might have been offended I relished the whole situation.

I was insanely glad to finally see the Hammermisth Apollo/Hammersith Odeon/Hammersmith Apollo.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Given that they thought you were Autralian, they probably assumed you were looking for some bar work.... [Smile]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Typical Poms!

"Five minutes to go to the most important party of my life and half the house is wrecked by a gigantic sandwich" (The Young Ones).
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
what exactly is a yuppie?

would the characters on the show friends be considered yuppies?
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
They would just be considered as pretentious ******s with no talent.

Anyone watching the Euro Championship?
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Only missed one game so far. Interesting to see which team wins the cup.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
I've caught at least some of each game live, and watched the highlights of all games.

The first round of games were good but didn't really show us much. The form teams are beginning to show now (Spain and Germany especially) and some others have disappointed (The Irish were always going to struggle, but Holland have been poor).

Hoping that England can defy history tonight and beat Sweden in a competitive match for the first time in nearly 50 years, and if we do, we should be on course for a quarter final spot, having Ukraine in the last game next week.

Final will most likely be between Spain, Germany, with possibly Russia an outside bet.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
El Nino is back in form for Spain which is good to see. I have a soft spot for Torres cos I go for Chelsea.

I will be watching the England game for sure. Hmmm born in England and my family is Swedish. Who do I go for?

Holland never win anything unfortunately. Well apart from Euro '88 but besides that they always manage to screw things up. England always screws things too which really sucks. I was almost throwing stuff at the TV when England played Germany in the world cup.

aTomiK, who are you going for? I guess since Finland isn't in it you would be going for your Scandi neighbours - Sweden / Denmark?

Paul, let's hope we have an upset. I really don't want to see a Spain Germany final but it probably will shape up something like that. I do think that Germany has more chance of making the final than Spain though.

Yep. Ireland got pumped. They tried hard but I could have predicted that result any day of the week.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Denmark yes but i just can´t go for Sweden. We have this love/hate relationship with them (mostly hate [Wink] )

So, i hope that England wins the battle tonight.

I wish that Germany, Italy or Spain won´t win the tournament.
they´ve had their share already [Smile]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Hah, I thought there might be some animosity between the neighbouring countries.

I am going for England too. It is my birthplace. I have to. My family has been in Australia for countless generations anyway so I think I may have almost lost my Swedish bloodline.

I agree. They definitely had their fair share. I can't stand Italy but having Balotelli playing makes for interesting watching. You just never know when he is going to do something magnificent or tragic.

When Italy got booted out of the world cup I stood up in front of my TV yelling at it saying get the **** off the pitch [Big Grin]

It would definitely be good to have a surprise package for the final.

I am hoping for an England final but I can't get my hopes up.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I can't believe I am probably not going to be able to watch the games due to whether. Damn Ukraine/France game has already been suspended. England/Sweden probably get canned too.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
England 3 Sweden 2 - Oh Yeah
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Good game. We let a couple of soft goals in, but all in all we played well, did a great job in closing down the opposition, and when Walcott came on, he completely changed the game.

On to Game 3 now, and a draw would see us through, although we could do with winning the group so that we avoid Spain in the Quarter-finals. A game against Italy or Croatia would be an easier route to the semi final.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I hope we play Italy and annihilate them!

Yes it was a good game. I am sure you were the same as me getting worried when we were 2-1 down but hey we finished em off in style. Welbeck's goal was nice too. I think he was trying for that and just a bit of luck went our way too.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
That was a turn-up! Russia and Poland both getting eliminated, whooda thunk it?
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Yep Russia and Poland goneski!

I really hope England goes the distance.

Italy Vs Ireland - Let's hope there is an upset. I hope Robbie Keane powerhouses a couple of goals in and sends Italy packing.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I counted on the Czechs but what Greece did once again was unbelivable.

I hope that Denmark will do few goals tonight.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
One of the best album covers - ever!

 -

"THE ORDER – 1986 is the fourth and new studio album from Switzerland’s old school Hard & Heavy Rock band known as: THE ORDER.
1986 will be released on July 27th, 2012, via Massacre Records."
 
Posted by Zigyma7ik (Member # 12351) on :
 
Lizards do push-ups to comunicate or to bulk up...?
 
Posted by Zigyma7ik (Member # 12351) on :
 
Arthur Rackham was a genius.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
You can lead a cow upstairs but not down
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead....
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
this one is actually from my brother

if you kill somebody in the woods, and no one is around to hear it, is it still a murder?
 
Posted by Zigyma7ik (Member # 12351) on :
 
Usain Bolt!.. god forgot to put spots and a tail on this man.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Don't care how, I want it nowwwww
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by The Good Package:
this one is actually from my brother

if you kill somebody in the woods, and no one is around to hear it, is it still a murder?

It made me laugh that's for sure
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Premier League starts in half an hour!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Yeah i can´t wait, the summer break´s been too long!
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Agreed!
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i just watched one crazy summer and the great outdoors in the same day and i felt like i took a vacation in my recliner, strange but true and fun
 
Posted by Zigyma7ik (Member # 12351) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bernie_Lomax:
Premier League starts in half an hour!

Liverpool lost to West Brom 3 - 0 darn it.
 
Posted by Zigyma7ik (Member # 12351) on :
 
My niece lil friend is listening to Justin Biber in the other room.

... My 12 gauge shotgun is sitting in the corner.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Back in the game!
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
was it just my computer or did everybody loose access to the rewind yesterday?

also, i would really like to go bowling again
 
Posted by gotta go back (Member # 9818) on :
 
I tried 2 different times yesterday with no success. What was that all about. I had fears of the site being gone forever.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Yes I had the same problem with. Package what is your best bowling score?

I can't remember exactly what it was but one day I got about 240 something. I was just in a zone.

I had 8 strikes in one game. 5 of them being consecutive.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Connection problems at the web host company yesterday. Nothing we could do until they sorted it out...
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Yes, that's what they want you to believe..
This reeks of government conspiracy.. I just know it !
And don't say i'm being paranoid here.. you hear me !

Gotta go now.. I think my house is being watched. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Is it safe?
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
They're in the mall too. They're everywhere !

For all i know, you could be one of them !

But they're not gonna catch me, i tell you.
And you know why ? Because i'm on to them ! oh yeah !!
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i thought you guys might have shut it down to weed out those advertisement dudes once and for all

lomax, i think my highest score was a 248, i was in the zone, but i have had alot of days where i fell way short of that

yes it is safe, its so safe you wouldnt believe how safe it is. yeah, definitley safe.
 
Posted by Zigyma7ik (Member # 12351) on :
 
There has to be a gnome somewhere in this room.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Ok Top 5 conspiracies:

1. Landing on the moon
2. Elvis
3. Bigfoot
4. Roswell
5. Fast Rewind
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i would like to drive the EM-50 to germany and pick up girls, unfortunately i only have a ford tempo, not much sex appeal with a ford tempo.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Conspiracies:

JFK assassination
Moon landing
9/11
Roswell aliens
Vatican/Illuminati hiding stuff

Honorable mention--We did walk on the moon but found aliens there who told us never to come back.

A conspiracy theory for everyone!
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
what is the illuminati exactly? i remember somebody mentioning stanley kubrick working in refrences to the illuminati in the movie the shining

do you guys have any good conspiracy theories of your own?

i will throw out one, i think the nfl decides what team is going to win before the start of the season, much like pro wrestling. maybe im wrong on this one, but if i am right im thinking sometime in the next few seasons, expect tebow and the jets winning it big
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Add the David Lynch Foundation to the list too.

Or perhaps that might go under top 5 cults
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
what is the david lynch foundation?
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Some dodgy meditation cult that nobody can see through.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
oh yeah, i read about him being into meditation, dont really see how you could make meditation a group thing though
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
There is nothing wrong with meditation itself, there is just something that wreaks of cult when it comes to dodgy organisations trying to 'help' people.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
even the red cross?
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
When a naked man is chasing a woman down an alley with a butcher knife and a hard on I figure he isn't out collecting for the red cross.

I think the red cross is fine.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
nobody eats ketchup on a hot dog.
 
Posted by Zigyma7ik (Member # 12351) on :
 
The saggy buns is the problem.
 
Posted by Zigyma7ik (Member # 12351) on :
 
King Diamond on TMS in Saturday!
.. problem is that Creed will be second guest *barf*
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Nobody has yet mentioned the Marilyn Monroe conspiracy - was JFK involved to shut her up?
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Definitely
 
Posted by Zigyma7ik (Member # 12351) on :
 
Drama is a bitzch.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Lemme tell you, that loser is ALL about the drama. She called her mother non-stop at the cabin over the 4th because her ex-husband yelled at their kid and deserved to be punished. He is a little over 3 years old and still not potty trained and still sucking on a bottle, a pacifier and sometimes running with a "sippy cup" which I think is disugusting.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i just got off the sippy cup last week, it was the hardest thing i had to give up, next to my crack cocaine habit.

if i collect enough pop cans i could buy my way out of prostitution, and to think i was the valedictorian at my school, of course i was home schooled and i was a only child.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
My wife gave me a Hall Pass for the week.

Can you believe it?
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Pittsburghgirl - all I have to say is Karma is a B*&%! I feel like if you go down to her level, you will regret it. Don't let her suck you in to that trap. When things crumble around her after she's used up all her life lines you will have a clear conscience.....and maybe you can have a quick smile too [Wink]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Thank you gordongecko! Yeah, I just try to ignore her now when she comes around, rather than let her get on my nerves. And I am waiting for it to all come crumbling down on her soon. I just feel bad for her Mother- she even uses her too.
 
Posted by Zigyma7ik (Member # 12351) on :
 
There must be an enchanted forest somewhere.
 
Posted by johnny the cream puff (Member # 13275) on :
 
This is my first post on here people.
I had an accident in work a couple of months ago and i am sat at home bored because i can't do much.
I really can't get my head around going back either but i suppose i will have to.I mean why didn't i try harder at school or learn an instrument or something!....SIGH!!!!
Sorry Johnny76 you said anything lol
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Suffering only comes from resisting what it is.

Accepting what is will make things a lot easier. Not to say that accepting things the way they are is easy.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Bernie, you sound philosophical today.. [Razz]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I have had half a bottle of whiskey. What do you expect? [Big Grin]
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Big congrats to the new US Open Tennis Champion, Andy Murray!!
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
The US Open was on?
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
Well done, Andy!!
 
Posted by Zigyma7ik (Member # 12351) on :
 
I live where hens catch mice and cats lay eggs.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
How nice for you [Smile]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Jim Beam, ice, water
 
Posted by johnny the cream puff (Member # 13275) on :
 
Thanks Bernie, although it took a while to fathom out what you meant. I accept i'm suffering to come to terms with going back to work but i still don't wanna go back!!!
Any whiskey left?
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Now don't you go all Jim Morrison on me, mister ! [Razz]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I am passed the 27 year mark [Wink]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Ah, so your ballroom days are over ?

(how am i doing with the Morrison quotes here?) [Cool]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Night is drawing near [Smile]
 
Posted by Zigyma7ik (Member # 12351) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bernie_Lomax:
Jim Beam, ice, water

For health amigo!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
The Finnish premier ice hockey league starts today. Good times!
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
it is my life long dream to make leonard part 7 a reality
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
think of the most attractive woman in the world, and she is perfect in every way, except her voice which sounds like lee marvin's. could you still carry on with the relationship?
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I've lived with tinnitus for the last 2 years. If you can stand that constant ringing sound in
your ears, then Lee Marvin's voice doesn't sound that bad i'm sure..
even when it comes from a woman ! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
but would the pillow talk rattle you a bit?
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Only when it's actual Lee himself talking..
then i would run like hell ! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by The Good Package:
think of the most attractive woman in the world, and she is perfect in every way, except her voice which sounds like lee marvin's. could you still carry on with the relationship?

Sounds like the prostitute from The Man With Two Brains....
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
come on duke, we'll have some fun
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Okay one more time for me to be cranking, then I'm done. I forgot to mention that moron's one ex-boyfreind. My husband and I ran into him and asked why they weren't dating anymore. He has a good job and is paid well. He said he couldn't keep up with her spending- having to go out to eat every day for lunch and dinner and out to the bars 3-5 times a week was getting to be too much for him to keep up. I will never understand women who mooch off of men and never want to better themselves and the lives of their children.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Reminder to all: we have rules surrounding use of swearing on this board.

Misspelling words to get around the profanity filter will result in posts being deleted, and repeated offences could lead to bans.

I don't want to repeat this again.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I actually did it the other day without it being intentional but once I realised I fixed it up.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Maybe so.. but i was shocked beyond belief. I tell you that ! [Wink]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I brake for nobody! [Cool]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Hangover from hell  -
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
well paul this is the say anything thread, you gotta change it to the say almost anything as long as its in good taste thread

and stop sending me nude pictures of your self, you are making the children cry
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Guys, I know you're (pretty much) all joshing, but I'm sadly being serious.

Moderating this site is often a thankless task, for which none of us receive any recompense and around which we have to work in our real lives. We get bombarded at times by spam, and we do everything we can to clear it out immediately, so that you can all enjoy the site and chatting about movies and stuff. The last thing we need to do is to be editing and deleting posts by members who can't express themselves properly, and who ignore requests to follow the rules - rules that are there for the benefit of all.

Please don't make the job any harder than it needs to be.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
hey im just fooling around, i understand the responsiblities of the job and appreciate the fact that a website like this exists, where i can go and have some fun

so thanks

and please stop sending the photos.
 
Posted by CrashesParties n TheValley (Member # 2903) on :
 
I have a good idea for a Halloween III Season Of The Witch remake that just might work [Cool]
 
Posted by Zigyma7ik (Member # 12351) on :
 
If only Ronald McDonald put a smile on some people around here. Maybe they will appreciate some fun.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Some people need some enforced time out. Maybe that way they will learn to abide by the rules.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I am currently on day release from Christmas Island.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
how did the hall pass go?
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Well let's just day I'm no longer married [Big Grin]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
speaking of marriage, i dont get it, why is it so important to some people, it most often leads to legal and financial issues, who would want any of that, im in favor of a clean break, no headaches and you take with you what you brought, i dont see how the whole process changes anything in the relationship, afterwards you have a piece of paper that says your married, big deal, i totally buy into the russell-hawn method, thats the way to go
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I'm into the group thing [Cool]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i read that and the first thing that i thought of was arsenio hall in coming to america
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Yep, that's exactly what I was quoting [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
What happened to the post your photo thread?
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by The Good Package:
speaking of marriage, i dont get it, why is it so important to some people, it most often leads to legal and financial issues, who would want any of that, im in favor of a clean break, no headaches and you take with you what you brought, i dont see how the whole process changes anything in the relationship, afterwards you have a piece of paper that says your married, big deal, i totally buy into the russell-hawn method, thats the way to go

The Russell Hall situation is extremely rare - that it works, that is.

I have to say that I really can't understand the attitude towards marriage that you state above. Marriage is important if you go into the relationship with absolutely no concept of it ever ending, because it's a lifetime commitment, and to me there's no such thing as a lifetime commitment if you are able to walk away at any time and for any reason. That's why a legal agreement (as well as a spiritual agreement for those that are so inclined) is still an extremely common, and an extremely important, personal step and public statement.

If you're considering your exit strategy even before you start, there's little point in even bothering.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bernie_Lomax:
What happened to the post your photo thread?

Wasn't me, but if it got out of hand (which posting photographs can easily do) then it would have been pulled.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Repeated from my edit on the first post on this now renamed thread:


Stay within the board rules on this thread, people. Some posts and posters have not, and as a result I've had to step in.

Play nice, y'all hear?
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
say almost anything thread, you got me laughing with that one
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i do sound a bit negative about it in my opening statement, it wasnt my intention to say all marriages are doomed to fail, i was just talking about negative aspects of a failed marriage. if it is a spiritual thing for people, i respect that. but what is the deal with these big elaborate ceremonies with ice sculptures and napkin hats? and the women,what is the deal with this whole bridezilla thing? why would a ceremony performed by the justice of the peace, be frowned upon, the thing is accomplished, without all the frills
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Haha, I like the title change [Razz]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Perhaps next we can have "The say next to nothing thread." [Big Grin]
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Can't see you being a big contributor to that thread, Bernie....
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Haha...Classic! I got a good laugh out of that.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
late september heading into october, one of my favorite times of the year
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
A Dutch girl accidentally sent her 16th birthday party invitation publically on Facebook.
Soon, word was out that their was a Project X style party about to happen. The local mayor already
had police and ME squads called in and the area was sealed off early yesterday when things were
still quiet there.
Last night thousands of people showed up in Haren (which is in the north of Holland).
Around 9 o'clock in the evening things started to get out of control. Reports of fights, fires,
luting, local people defending their properties with violence, and tv-reporters being beaten-up
started to hit the news.

Latest reports say everything is quiet again. Damages are still unknown by this time, but shops
were being pillaged, cars were set on fire, dozens of people were arrested, and reportedly two people
were heavily injured. The area is still sealed off.

The girl and her family were already in hiding since early yesterday.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=heir4tIRBvo

[ 22. September 2012, 03:29: Message edited by: Johnny Roarke is reckless ]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Why do they sell condoms in the 'family planning' section of the chemist? I mean if a couple were planning to conceive would they be using condoms. I think something needs to be done about this [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
LMAO
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
You're little goat herder makes Darrel look like a welfare case.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
and that's when the big bucks start rolling in, one of my favorite lines, if not the favorite.

any nervous feelings in shopping at the family planning section of the store or are you all pretty comfortable buying these items, in broad daylight.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I can't believe it is almost October already. I guess I'll have to break down and get out the decorations for autumn/ Halloween. I do like the change in seasons and I love going to the farm stands along Lake Erie and picking up tons of fresh produce- apples, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, and some still have peppers and other good stuff.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
you guys getting any pretty leaf changes out the pittsburgh way yet?
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by The Good Package:
and that's when the big bucks start rolling in, one of my favorite lines, if not the favorite.

any nervous feelings in shopping at the family planning section of the store or are you all pretty comfortable buying these items, in broad daylight.

I just go bareback [Big Grin]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i heard talk about nervousness in renting adult films from the video store
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Me and a mate rented one once called Suzie Q from the video store. We were about 12 at the time. It was like 5 weekly movies for 8 bucks and we thought if we put that one in the middle the video store guy wouldn't notice. He looked at the video and then looked at my mate and asked, "Who's this one for?" My mate said, "It's for my dad." The guy said fair enough and let us hire the movies.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by The Good Package:
you guys getting any pretty leaf changes out the pittsburgh way yet?

Not yet Good package, but soon enough. Probably in the next week or two. I like to drive out to this little town about 45 minutes from my house. There is a state park close by too, and a big farm owned by some super rich peeps. It's a great place to take pictures.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
that clerk reminds me of me
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
just seen two music videos, one was genesis invisible touch part 2 and the other was phil collins sussido, phil collins is a snazzy dresser i must say. im in the market for that trenchcoat on invisible touch.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I think I'm in love with Tony Iommi!
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
If the ball goes in the water you may go in after it but only if it's been 45 minutes since you last ate.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
the critics at rotten tomato are so full of crap, i just watched quicksilver for the first time last night, and they had it ranked at a miniscule 8%, the soundtrack alone for the movie should at least merit a 30% rating. now im not going to say it was the greatest piece of film i have ever watched, but it was a really good story

it may sound crazy but i will say it anyway, it was like a booster shot, very few movies shoot me up with adrenaline like that, rocky would be another, i got really excited to get up this morning and seize the day, im adding the roger daltrey tune to my player and im taking up biking

and the rotten tomato people can kiss me between the back pockets
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
It's nearly Christmas!! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by The Good Package:
the critics at rotten tomato are so full of crap, i just watched quicksilver for the first time last night, and they had it ranked at a miniscule 8%, the soundtrack alone for the movie should at least merit a 30% rating. now im not going to say it was the greatest piece of film i have ever watched, but it was a really good story

it may sound crazy but i will say it anyway, it was like a booster shot, very few movies shoot me up with adrenaline like that, rocky would be another, i got really excited to get up this morning and seize the day, im adding the roger daltrey tune to my player and im taking up biking

and the rotten tomato people can kiss me between the back pockets

I love Quicksilver. The soundtrack was great too. I remember going to see it in the theater on my first official "date" with my college boyfriend. Then we had pizza after. Ah, memories.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Oh, yeah, Good Package, we are starting to see a little bit of change in the trees- mostly gold leaves here and there. I'd give it another 2 weeks for prime fall foliage.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i really do like this time of year

on a side note, i wanted to complain about this woman i used to work with, i seen her out at a bar one night, and we had been some what sociable at work, well i come to find out that on this particular night, it is her birthday, so i thought i would offer to buy her a beer, just on the fact it was her birthday, not that i was interested in her, but however she took it as me trying to pick up on her and acted weird ever since

totally not attracted to her and yet i fall into this situation by trying to be friendly, mainly i am complaining about the chain of events, but how do you go about saying, no your not sexy at all, not even in the least, while trying to be respectable and not attack her self confidence

i do work in a mental institution, maybe i should stop socializing with the patients
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
skyfall theme by adele sounds great, sounds like classic bond
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Good Package-lmfao- I guess you should just ignore her.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i thought the situation was funny too. i was orginally going to ask if anyone else was ever caught up in crazy scenarios as well
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I'm hoping the leaves are nice in Erie this weekend- I'm going to try to get some good pictures.
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Pittsburghgirl, are you going to post them on here so that we can all have a look at them?
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I am going to within 80 miles of Erie (128 km for you metric folk) this weekend, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, to see my son's college soccer team play. I was there last week, and the leaves were beautiful. Pennsylvania has lovely autumns.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
just seen a commercial where dominos pizza was personally attacking little ceasers

whats next?, "im papa john and i approve this pizza"
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Ooh, we're back
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Sorry all - the biggest issue we've been having is that of spam (as you all no doubt noticed) and we were trying some things to see if we can cut a lot of this out.

It remains to be seen whether the changes we have made will reduce this annoyance, but it's not an easy thing to do when the spammers work so hard to get their posts up on boards.

One thing I would reiterate - if you see a spam message, please do not respond to it, and please do not click on any links. Just leave it to us. responding to anything spam only confirms that our site is active and that the messages are appearing, and you're just calling down more unfriendly fire onto us.

Anyway - we're back!!
 
Posted by CrashesParties n TheValley (Member # 2903) on :
 
"We Be Back" [Smile] Thanks a mill Paul(and all others involved)at keeping The Rewind safe from idiots spammers [Mad] I cant imagine the hard work it must take to moderate a website im pretty sure its a job. Thanks for the hard work bro(freeze-frame high five)
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Sadly, there are still some getting through - I spoke with Nick earlier about getting a co-ordinated plan to rid us of these annoyances for good.

Honestly, the bulk of the work is keepign this place relatively spam free....
 
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
 
I checked on the Rewind a couple times over the week!!! I love reading about what horror and fall movies everybody is watching....the spam is making me visit less and less.....I seriously don't understand why they come here? the few of us that are on here could care less....I don't think they'd be reaching out to too many people??

Anyway good job Paul....yay!
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Sadly Muffy, the posts are all automated, and use such random names and stuff that its very hard to stop them.

All they want are confirmed hits, and the only way to deny them such hits is for Nick, Devo and myself to clear them out. As long as nobody clicks or replies, they don't get the feedback they want.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Does this mean i'm not allowed to order those nifty Louis Vuitton bags anymore ? [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Johnny Roarke is to blame for this mess. Man, he´s just too reckless [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Hey, i can see you're wearing your Ugg boots again, you know.
So don't blame this all on me ! [Big Grin] [Razz]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Ok, you got me, just getting ready for the winter season... [Smile]
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Thanks for getting us back up and running!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Lovers with Cassie:
Pittsburghgirl, are you going to post them on here so that we can all have a look at them?

I took some pictures that weekend. The leaves were just beginning to change in Erie. I will probably put them up on my Facebook page soon. I took alot while my husband was fishing. I wish I could have gotten better ones where there were more colorful leaves, but there is always next year.
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Erie, PA, worked on a search up there last year. My wife and I were up in MI last week (from OH) and the leaves were amazing the whole drive!
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Thanks. Let me know so that I can view the photographs.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
The 'What 80's Movie Did You Just Get' thread has mysteriously vanished without a trace.. [Confused]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Yeah, i asked about it but it´s still lost.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
And the Halloween viewing thread.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
We've been doing some fairly agressive spam-thread pruning, guys. Apologies if one or two other threads somehow get swept up by mistake.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I think the Halloween movie thread in the 80's messageboard is gone too.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
P_a_u_l,

are those threads lost forever ? I mean, in that case we can start a new, similar thread, right ?
The 'What 80's movies did you just get' thread was one of the more popular ones. It would be a shame
if we let it stay lost. [Smile]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
all right this is ridiculous, lets form a mob and track paul down

paul would you be so kind as to give us your address
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
In my opinion, it was just a normal question that i asked.. [Frown]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
its a joke

just saying paul's to blame for all this, let's all get together find him and beat the snot outta him

but im not serious about it, i wasnt saying anything you wrote was ridiclous, just the fact that all these threads are dissapering is ridiculous(which is not really, just having a bit of fun)

you guys arent going to form a mob and come after me now? are ya?
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
sorry for the mix up
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I've gathered together 23 persons so far... So beware, mister ! [Razz] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Oh noooo.. the 'Whole Bunch Of 80's Blu-Rays Coming' thread is gone too ! [Eek!]
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Gone for good. Feel free to start them up again.
 
Posted by CrashesParties n TheValley (Member # 2903) on :
 
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Are we back ?
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
It seems like we are but don´t know how long it will last this time.
Those damn spammers are attacking immediately [Mad]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Wow, I got a shock clicking on here then!
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I don't look that bad, now do i ? [Big Grin] [Wink]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Hahaha! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Wow it's back! I've been asking some Rewinders on Facebook if it was just my computer, but seems that the messageboards were down for some time. I really missed talking about movies and anything else, really. I truly value your opinions on movies, old and new. So, has anyone seen the Hobbit yet, and what did you think. I'd like to see it soon.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
The Lord Of The Rings movies didn't really do it for me. I never even bothered to watch the final entry of the trilogy.
So i don't think i'm going to see The hobbit.. at least not before it hits dvd or blu-ray.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
yeah, i seen the hobbit, it was good, the 3d wasnt anything to get excited about
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
Great to see the forums back up. The Internet isn't the same without them..  -
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
its 3:00 am, i got half a bottle of beefeater gin, and im watching the life and death of colonal blimp, because its on the tv and i dont feel like getting up and looking for the remote
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by The Good Package:
its 3:00 am, i got half a bottle of beefeater gin, and im watching the life and death of colonal blimp, because its on the tv and i dont feel like getting up and looking for the remote

No one watching a Powell and Pressburger movie should ever get up and look for the remote.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
All of a sudden we have snow here... and lots of it ! [Eek!]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Have fun [Cool]

-20 to -25 celsius here tomorrow so it´s going to feel like a real winter again [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
It's about -5 here during the daytime now. Weather reports say we're approaching -15 this weekend.

That's cold enough for me though. [Smile]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
any wind chill?
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Nope, these are the temperatures as they really are. Possibly the wind will make it even colder.

Glad i'm not in Finland though ! [Razz] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
lets hope spring gets here quick
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I hope so too. No wind chill but the temperature is chilling enough [Smile]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
how you guys been by the way, i havent heard from you in awhile
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i dont know what to say, i know i would like to say something, but i have nothing to talk about.
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
Oh man, I cant believe I started this thread in "09". Where does time go ??? Been away far too long !
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
ALMOST anything ? Peoples have been dis=obeying the rules I see. HAHA
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
The site seems to be under heavy attack again. [Mad]
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
maybe its a ploy to sell anti spam programs
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
It;s a pain in the ***, that's what it is...

Worth a reiteration - ignore any spam posts - don't click on any links and don't reply to the post. It only tells the spammers their messages are getting through. That makes it worse. Just leave them to us to clear up as and when we can.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i wonder witch president of the United States has been portrayed the most in the movies


im thinking FDR
 
Posted by Chris the CandyFanMan (Member # 3197) on :
 
Lincoln seems a good bet too.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
you know for a popular president, george washington hasnt appeared in movies that much
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Must be the wooden teeth...

I just saw a direct-to-video title called "FDR: American Bada**." Another one for FDR...
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
I've randomly been clicking on a few English Premiere League games. Pretty entertaining for an American Football, Basketball and Baseball fan. Might follow a little more.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
The "VHS Yet To Be Released On Dvd : The Ultimate List !!" thread has gone missing in action...

All those lovely artwork stills, VHS sleeves, and vintage movie posters are gone... [Frown]
 
Posted by Stitch Groover (Member # 2895) on :
 
It's 2nd April and it looks like this hot summer is finally over, thank Ferris! Now to look forward to a way to short winter, before summer arrives again in 5 months.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Oh boy, i´m waiting for the summer. The snow just won´t go away [Big Grin]
- 14 celsius this morning and + 3 at noon...
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless:
The "VHS Yet To Be Released On Dvd : The Ultimate List !!" thread has gone missing in action...

All those lovely artwork stills, VHS sleeves, and vintage movie posters are gone... [Frown]

Sorry - that'll be me. The spam issue is so great that often I will use an Admin tool to delete threads in bulk, and I try to be as careful as possible so as not to delete 'proper' threads. If I miss the odd one and they disappear, I apologise.

[ 02. April 2013, 05:17: Message edited by: P_a_u_l ]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Alright hunchbacks now listen up. The club recently purchased 50 Cushman electric Golf Master golf carts, which means that once they're delivered your services as caddys will no longer be required.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Here i was getting ready to watch Superman II.
I had bought the 3 disc SE dvd.

Disc 1 should have included the original Richard Lester Superman II movie.
Instead there was Superman IV.

Disc 2 should have included The Making of Superman II.
Instead there was the extra disc from Superman box.

Disc 3 should have included Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut.
Instead there was The Amazing Story of Superman feature.

Damn i was angry [Mad]

The labels on the discs look alright but every disc had wrong content.

I already ordered a new copy and hopefully it will be ok.
Is this hilarious or what [Smile]
Anyone had similiar surprises?
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
That must have been the super special limited collector's edition they sent you. [Big Grin] [Razz]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I have never had anything like that. The worst I have ever had is ordering a Van Damme movie called Wrong Bet. When I got it the title on the DVD said Lionheart and when the title came on during the playing of the movie it came up as Full Contact. It was laughable for sure.

I probably would have almost thrown that Superman thing at the wall though, if I got that stiffed. Superman 2 is the best one too so I understand your frustration.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Yeah, the problem is that i ordered the set about a year ago so i can´t get a new one. (And it´s now OOP anyway)

The set i ordered yesterday is a used copy and i still have to ask
if it REALLY is what it says on the cover [Smile]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
No, it's actually the box set of The Facts of Life [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
That would be an improvement because that´s something i don´t already have [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I was in tears after that comment [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
What's a widget?
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Did you guys know that the guy in Rain Man didn't actually have autism?
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
I think he was just acting
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Really Bernie, I am stunned!
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
He definitely wasn't acting cos in some deleted scenes I saw he actually threw a fit on that lady's porch because he thought he wasn't going to get to watch Wopner.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I just ordered Dominos online and in the box where it says 'Delivery Instructions', I wrote 'Dress up like Little Bo Peep'.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Lately, them 'Coming To Dvd Or Blu-Ray' threads don't seem to last very long, now do they ?! [Big Grin] [Razz]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Censored? [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I hope not.

Otherwise we need Clint to back us up once again ! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
 -
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
That'll shut them up, for sure ! hahaha...
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
"You tried to kill me."

"If I tried that your brains would be splattered all over this field, now where's the girl?"
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Can we imbed sound cloud or some audio onto the forum so then we can play something from a movie and people have to guess what it is?

Something to sort of liven things up?
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Summer came fast this year, + 25 celsius forecast for the weekend
and it´s my brother´s birthday so we are definitely going to have a good time tomorrow [Smile]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
My Birthday tomorrow - 18th!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Yeah, yeah [Smile]

Besides, i don´t think we can count your birthday´s anymore, youre dead! [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Oh, sorry. I though you ment youre going to be 18 tomorrow [Roll Eyes]

I see that you really have a birthday tomorrow so congrats man!!
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Yep, been dead since the 80's [Big Grin]

Yeah I wish I was 18 Again! (pun)

No, unfortunately it will be my 32nd.

I don't like this ageing thing.

Is your brother's the 17th or 18th?
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
17th, he will be 41.

Ageing isn´t really that bad, like they say: older budweiser [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Well hope you guys have a good one.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I would have come over if it wasn't for the musical highlight of the year : The Eurovision Song Contest ! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Yeah and our Krista is in the finals, wohoo [Big Grin]
Seriously, i always watched the contest when i was a kid but not anymore.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Same here.. but we didn't have cable tv back then. We only had two Dutch channels and two Belgian channels,
so there wasn't really that much to watch anyway. [Big Grin]

Over the years, that whole contest has become one big joke and the summit of kitsch...
unless we win of course ! [Big Grin] [Wink]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Which one of you is Chandler Young's son?
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Can't we start the most popular threads from the 70's and 80's section all over again, but this time in the 80's Culture
and the Social Club sections ?
I mean, the latter two sections seem to be spam-free.. so why not focus on those ?

Just a thought..
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I was thinking the same but the 80s section includes SO much fantastic information
that it would be a disaster to watch it go. A total disaster...

I wonder why the moderators are so quiet...
Are you working on something or did you just give up?
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I just came back from the dentist. The guy wanted to extract two teeth... [Eek!]

Don't you just love going to the dentist ?! [Frown]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Yeah, i hate it! They never have anything nice to say [Smile]

Let´s just say that i´ve certainly had my share of toothaches so
it´s a very important work they do but i still hate to sit down on that chair [Big Grin]
And i´m never going to watch the Dentist horror films [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Yeah, real horror happens in the dentist's chair !

After he said two teeth were damaged beyond repair and wanted to extract them, i said i'll get back on that..

and then i ran faster than i ever did ! [Big Grin]

For god's sake, the guy was already putting his plastic doctor's gloves on.. i was like : No way, man ! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
This reminds me that i need to check out Little Shop of Horrors again asap.
Steve Martin as the crazy dentist, now that i CAN watch [Cool]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Bill Murray sure was one tougher dude than i was today ! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
And i´m never going to watch the Dentist horror films [Big Grin]

First one is really good but eek some parts made me feel really queasy [Eek!]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Today, two of the upcoming Shout! Factory releases already came in. Both Cohen And Tate (blu-ray) as well as
the Sci-Fi Movie Marathon (which features America 3000, The Arena, Time Guardians, and Eliminators) were shipped early.
Release date for both was set for july 9th. I have to admit i was a little annoyed that Ninja III ; The Domination
wasn't part of this latest package. I have to wait a little longer for that one, i guess.

Now for the tricky part..
This is the first package from the US that came at the store after they had to close shop, permanently.
As i said before, they're still in business, but only as an online store.. so now they need to send those great, new releases
to my house, instead of me going over to pick them up myself..

Ah well, Bob Dylan already said it decades ago : The Times They Are A Changin'. [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Cohen and Tate blu ray I'll definitely be picking up at some point johnny and the sci- fi movie marathon is worth picking up for eliminators alone,a lot of fun,never seen the other 3 movies featured on it.

Be good when the site gets back to something resembling its old self,all this spam,I thought it was just a page or 2 but the site's been seriously blitzed,I went back about 10 pages or so and it's nothing but spam. [Frown]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
What is the point of the spam I wonder. I mean who is really gonna look at all that stuff and go hhmmmm, I'll click this link and buy some of those cheap Gucci handbags? Am I missing something?
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I hear that Windows 7 product keys are the new black.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Yeah, that's why i said we can better have our conversations in the sections of the site that haven't been bombarded
with spam. I think that's the best option for now, but i still hope the 70's and 80's sections get cleaned up at some point.
Like aTomiK already said, there's an incredible amount of information to be found there, and it would be a shame
to see it getting lost.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Yeah, they can't get rid of that stuff. It's gold. It's like all our years of contributions have been for nothing (sort of). I too hope they get cleaned up and not lost. If that happens I say we start a mutiny and make the mods walk the plank. Who's with me? Arghhhhhh!
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Bernie, are you wearing your eye-patch with skull print again ? [Big Grin] [Razz]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Hey, my psychiatrist said I'm getting better...but to answer your question...I guess the short answer is yes.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I hope you're not paying the man too much for your sessions.. unless you make him dress up like Jack Sparrow. [Razz]
 
Posted by American Ninja (Member # 18248) on :
 
I know im new here, and don't really know the ins and outs of the site. But I find it curious that nothing is being done to combat this insane spam flow, other than periodically cleaning up, only to be full of spam again the next day. And even losing precious threads full of valuable info in the process.

Also, like mentioned above, the mods or whoever is in charge are weirdly quiet, and even deleted the ideas to combat spam thread, curious.

The problem isn't gonna go away by ignoring it, or patching it up once in a while. What IS gonna go away are the members of the forum, once they get enough.

I don't mean any offense here, im just telling it like I see it.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
As one of the remaining members, i feel like being part of The Wild Bunch :

We're stuck in an environment that isn't ours anymore, and it's just a matter of time before we become obsolete..

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But damn, do we look cool or what ?! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Bernie you sure I can't interest you in a Gucci bag,we got loads of different colors and styles to choose from,something to suit eveyone actually.

as you know bernie Gucci is the best and the best i'm afraid my friend dosen't come cheap but I'm willing to let you have it at our special introductory price of just 4000 Australian dollars ,I'll even chuck in free postage.

If you can pay me by PayPal that will be fine I'll forward you my account details.

Kind regards the Gucci sales team [Big Grin]

[ 13. June 2013, 14:33: Message edited by: the young warrior ]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Well, I have chatted with several of the board members and they are still not happy with my $2 million embezzlement so....but then I thought the hell with it and I stole some money out of petty cash when the secretary went to lunch. I may have stole a few bucks out of her purse too. That plus the money from the insurance job I done on my Maserati and I should be sweet so yeah put me down for 5.

PayPal might be a problem. It sounds too legitimate. I am going to have to insist on an off-shore wire to the Canary Islands and I will filter it through Monte Carlo and The Cayman Islands. I just don't wanna get caught. The stigma of being dead is already bad enough.

Tag line: "It was Lomax versus the company and the company got defrauded. - Again."
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless:
I hope you're not paying the man too much for your sessions.. unless you make him dress up like Jack Sparrow. [Razz]

I make him dress up like Little Bo Peep.
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Agreed American Ninja. This is a creepy 80's ghost town. Until things get fixed, nobody will come back. I don't want this site to go away. Too much good stuff on here!

Shut the bad boy down for a few months and then reboot it up. We can then send out emails and get people back involved. Grass roots!
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by the young warrior:
Cohen and Tate blu ray I'll definitely be picking up at some point johnny and the sci- fi movie marathon is worth picking up for eliminators alone,a lot of fun,never seen the other 3 movies featured on it.

Well, i've just checked them out.. and there's good news and there's bad news..

Let's start with the Sci-Fi Movie Marathon : All 4 movies are interlaced, not progressively scanned.
America 3000, The Arena, and Eliminators are all fullframe, and look pretty much the same as they always did, i guess.
Quality-wise, this is definitely a step (or two) down compared to the Action-Packed Movie Marathon.
The one movie that elevates this set above 'mediocre' is The Time Guardian, which is presented in 2.35 widescreen
and looks quite attractive. There are no trailers, no commentary tracks, and no scene selections.
I don't mind the 4x3 framing (which may very well be their intented aspect ratios anyhow), but these transfers
are just not up to Shout Factory's usual standards, so i can't help feeling a bit dissapointed with this set.

Cohen And Tate : Now here's what i call an excellent release, and prime example of how it should be done !
Very, very interesting extra's, including a director's commentary, an excellent retrospective featurette,
20 minutes of deleted and alternate footage (including the uncut shootings) in nice quality, and the trailer.

In the same package, i also got Shout Factory's Lifeforce combopack, Motel Hell combopack from Arrow UK,
Over The Top on blu-ray, and Wonder Women (1973) which has been given the special edition treatment.
It's a fun exploitation movie shot on the Philippines, starring Nancy Kwan, Roberta Collins, Ross Hagen, Sid Haig and Vic Diaz.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Got to get my hands on the Cohen and Tate blu release,pity about the quality of the transfers on the Sci Fi movie marathon,if you get chance to check out the motel hell release johnny let us know if you can what the transfer quality is like,I already own it on DVD on a midnight classics mgm release where it's paired up with deranged(1974) and if it's of decent quality would be interested in upgrading to the arrow blu ray.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
We´ve been celebrating the Midsummer holidays here in Finland,
weather´s been nice and everything was having a good time.

And the best part of all this is the fact that the summer vacation is only one week away [Cool]

I can see that nothing´s changed here,
the site is very slow, spam is all over the first two sections
and still not a single word from the moderators.
Oh well...
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
No excuse not to answer my question Atomik [Razz]

http://www.fast-rewind.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/17/8.html#000018
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
****

Ok I this is a test to see if anyone will respond. Sorry in advance for the language, just want to see if anyone is still looking at this site.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Thanks for the reminder, Helen [Smile]
I´ve been watching V tv-series lately but i´ll try to watch The Exorcist III tonight.
Don´t know how i forgot it in the first place...
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Does anyone who's still around have one of the main guy's email or facebook or anything like that? That might be a great way to reach out to them.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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hey guys i think i've found our culprit!
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Last weekend, the site seemed to be back to an acceptable speed. I had no problems logging in..

unfortunately, now it's back to a frustating, sluggish pace once again.
Everything takes minutes to load.. so annoying !

Anyone else having the same problems ?

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Anway, what i wanted to say.. I accidentally found out the Timerider (1982) blu-ray released by Shout Factory last march
plays fine in region B locked players, which is remarkable because pretty much every other Shout Factory blu-ray
is region A locked.

So don't let yourself be fooled by the region A logo on the sleeve of this excellent release of a great 80's classic.

Timerider ; The Adventure Of Lyle Swann comes highly recommended !
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Yep, takes 3 years to click into a thread
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Most of the time lately when I've come on here to post something that by the time the actual thread loads I've forgotten what I was going to say [Big Grin]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Johnny as Kurt russell says in tango & cash ' i think this whole thing f#####g sucks'!

It's just crazy no one from the rewind has come out and said anything [Confused]

[ 11. July 2013, 06:20: Message edited by: the young warrior ]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
[Frown]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Hey dudes, i still visit the site almost everyday but the spam just keeps on coming.

Just watched Ghoulies 1-3.
1 & 2 were pretty lame but Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College rocked!
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
I still visit too, in hopes someone will speak up from the rewind team. COME ON, I know you are out there!!!!
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
I also check in a lot but haven't been posting that much. Maybe we should grab our fav topics and cut and paste it to here. It wouldn't show who originated the topic but it wouldn't be drowned out by the spam.
Any thoughts on this idea.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
You mentioning watching the ghoulies movies atomik I watched troll for the first time ever a couple of weeks back and really enjoyed it,my son who is 6 watched it over and over,he loved it.

Latest movies I've watched over the last 3/4 weeks
Or so

White men can't jump - blu ray
Parenthood - blu ray
China moon - DVD
The good son - DVD
Ill manors - blu ray
Off beat - DVD
The last stand - blu ray
Troll - dvd
That's my boy - blu ray
Before sunrise - DVD
Bullet - DVD
Route 666 - DVD

Also watched from my own collection

Benny & joon - DVD
The breakfast club - blu ray
Passenger 57 - vhs
Untamed heart - DVD
The running man - blu ray

Fingers crossed that the site get's back to some sort of normality sooner or later. [Smile]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
My latest rental to arrive is Jason statham's parker on blu ray,not watched it yet,also just been posted the stuntman comedy hot rod which I've never seen before.

Lastly I've pre ordered van damme's hard target and sudden death on blu ray from zavvi for 2 for 11 UK pounds which I think is a bit of a bargain.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Good idea terdnthepool,I'd say post anything on here,well not quite anything just in case the moderators come back from there extended (by about 3 months) summer break [Big Grin]

[ 12. July 2013, 05:16: Message edited by: the young warrior ]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by the young warrior:
Latest movies I've watched over the last 3/4 weeks
Or so

White men can't jump - blu ray
Parenthood - blu ray
China moon - DVD
The good son - DVD
Ill manors - blu ray
Off beat - DVD
The last stand - blu ray
Troll - dvd
That's my boy - blu ray
Before sunrise - DVD
Bullet - DVD
Route 666 - DVD


Off Beat.. now that's a movie i haven't seen in a long time. I vaguely remember renting it in the late 80's,
but that's about it really. I didn't even know it was released on dvd. I think i should try finding a copy. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Yeh I enjoyed off beat johnny,it's quite funny in parts and overall is a very likeable little movie,it's got a great cast - judge Reinhold,meg Tilly(I've always liked her from when I first ever watched her in psycho 2),Joe magtena,then there's Harvey kietel who pops up towards the end as a bank robber as does Fred Gwynne(Herman Munster) as the commissioner.

It came straight to home video here in the UK when it was released back in the mid 80s,you can get a DVD copy here in the uk for reasonably cheap http://www.amazon.co.uk/Off-Beat-DVD-Judge-Reinhold/dp/B0001MIQF8/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1373798841&sr=1-1&keywords=off+beat ,it's a no frills disc,no wide screen or trailer or anything but the price is not bad.

A fun movie.

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[ 14. July 2013, 04:13: Message edited by: the young warrior ]
 
Posted by goresnet (Member # 6592) on :
 
I have to say, the spam here is why I haven't been on in a long long time. Glad I found this part of the site. Christine is the last 80's movie I watched. Love that car!
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Ya good idea. Mind as well post anything you want in here.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Three Fugitives (1989)

After Pure Luck, i watched another Martin Short comedy.
It´s also a remake of a French film (Les Fugitifs, 1986) and was directed by Francis Veber who also directed the original.

The other stars are Nick Nolte, Sarah Rowland Doroff, James Earl Jones, Alan Ruck, Kenneth McMillan and Bruce McGill.

I liked this one much more.
The cast is fantastic (always nice to see Ruck and McMillan was hilarious in his last role)
plus the movie is both funny and touching. Recommended!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Now they're attacking the Karate Kid section. My 3 fave sections swallowed by spam [Frown]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Maybe the origin of the spam is Cobra Kai related.. who knows. [Razz]

Ooh, what a lame joke.. i know. [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Anyway..

i just received a package full of brand new US import dvd's and blu-rays today.. so i couldn't be happier.

Among my latest arrivals are Hands Of The Ripper (new Synapse combo-pack), The Kentucky Fried Movie on blu-ray,
The Howling (Shout Factory's new collector's edition blu-ray), The Fog (again, the new collector's edition blu),
The Incredible Melting Man (Shout Factory blu-ray), and finally my copy of Ninja III is here.. yay ! [Big Grin]

After recently finding out the Time Rider blu-ray was actually region-free, i did a quick test with
these latest Shout Factory releases, and it appears that both Ninja III as well as The Kentucky Fried Movie
are in fact region-free blu-rays despite the region A logo's printed on the sleeves.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Hands of the ripper, woohoo [Cool]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Stop... Hammer-time ! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by American Ninja (Member # 18248) on :
 
I think it's over, guys.... the spam has spread. And without mods, I think it's about done.

Too bad I didn't get here earlier. Well, anyway... it has been a pleasure reading all the old threads.

Take care
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Coming august 6th from Scorpion Releasing :

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Tomboy (1985)

Initially labeled as a 'High Octane Edition', independent US dvd label Scorpion Releasing brings
this beloved 80's b-movie to dvd and blu-ray (on seperate releases, not a combo-pack).

Here's an early review for the dvd version : www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/t-z/tomboy85.htm
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Last night, a 19yo guy armed with a handgun invaded the 8 o'clock evening news holding some people hostage
and demanding some screentime. The network went off air immediately, and later on they showed these clips of what happened :

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJB2O_nxcOc

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPcXfZlqHj0

Just look at how quick he dropped his gun as soon as he saw those cops closing in on him.. what a dumb-a$$ !

Oh well, just another nice and quiet evening on Dutch television. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
saw that on the news here in mid america Roarke. crazy
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
He went down pretty easy though. And later on that evening several police units raided his mother's house,
since he was still living at home. She must have been real happy with that. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
He dropped that gun mighty quick,I reckon the police approached him with a cardboard cut out of chuck Norris and he bricked it!

[ 30. January 2015, 10:59: Message edited by: the young warrior ]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
That must have done the trick !

Any terrorist would break down and start screaming for their mommies when being ambushed by Chuck ! [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I think that people should use the search engine if they want to discuss about certain movies.
Don´t get me wrong, it´s awesome to see some action here but we already have great threads at least for the most popular films.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I noticed many threads have vaporized, even though they're still being mentioned when you use the site's search engine.
 
Posted by amaranth (Member # 8882) on :
 
Nice to be back after a 3 yr absence! I think I may watch more movies now than I did 3 yrs ago thanks to netflix:)
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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as this is the say anything thread i'd like to say "what on earth is going on with randy quaid".

has anyone else seen the bizzare video of him on the web having a rant about rupert murdoch.

i always liked him in the vacation movies and thought he was great in midnight express but he seems to have gone of the rails a bit!

i hope he gets himself sorted out.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
The Valentine´s Day decoration on the front page looks great! Also it´s nice to see that the todays movie section keeps changing again.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Yeah I've noticed it's changing on a daily basis again,jogged my memory actually that I still hadn't got round to ever seeing - making Mr right so I've added it to my rental list.
 
Posted by Nick (Member # 404) on :
 
Thanks for your support guys... [Smile]

I'm sincerely spending nearly every spare waking hour in returning the Rewind to its rightful place...

There are actually hundreds of small updates taking place all over the site every single day. For example all the broken YouTube trailers and merchandising stuff is being actively worked on...

Its a gigantic task but got to be done. [Smile]

We even added our first new movie to the site last weekend.

If you have review submissions waiting that you have done that you want to see added then please point them out. To ensure really quick turnaround, you can mail me pictures including the covershots (96 x140pixels GIF) and Screenshots (minimum 4 of 200 x 128 pixels JPG with text descriptions seperately) -Just a thought [Smile]

I noticed that some of you are posting little min-reviews of those wicked obscure movies to the forums.. Please do consider using the site submissions engine to get them onto the proper site where more people will see them for all eternity [Smile] Just PM me or use the contact form at the site if you'd like more details. To ensure really quick turnaround, you can mail me pictures including the covershots for these too [Smile]

Thanks again for being here [Smile]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
i got given a banana to eat by one of my customers who i clean there windows for a while back.

anyhow i decided to put it in my rucksack and save it for later,i just found that same banana today 1 month later at the bottom of my rucksack.

do you know how bad a 1 month out of date banana smells.


lets just say pretty bad!


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Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
hahahahahahaha. sorry Warrior but thats hilarious
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
LOL!
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
That was Bobby McFerrin's new one, I'm worried need money.
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
In honor of the banana:

My dog has no nose.

How does he smell?

Wait for it...


Awful.

Sorry, couldn't resist!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Oh
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Given the essence of the pathetic joke told by Crash I thought I would give one a go.

What happened to the man who forgot to pay his exorcist?

He got repossessed [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
*Leaves thread forever* [Frown]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Ohh, that was my best one [Smile]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Crash:
In honor of the banana:

My dog has no nose.

How does he smell?

Wait for it...


Awful.

Sorry, couldn't resist!

dear oh dear [Big Grin]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bernie_Lomax:


What happened to the man who forgot to pay his exorcist?

He got repossessed [Big Grin]

dear oh dear again [Big Grin]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
*Leaves thread forever* [Frown]

lol [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Hey!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Is it safe to return [Razz]

So this is what I'm doing Sunday

http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/13458400.Holy_TV_nostalgia__Batmobile_returns_to_New_Brighton_next_week/

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Nice, HelenS!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Oh my god, I sat inside the Batmobile!!!!!! I thought they wouldn't even let us touch it nevermind that. I was in Batman's seat holding the steering wheel LOL. Life made!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
Oh my god, I sat inside the Batmobile!!!!!! I thought they wouldn't even let us touch it nevermind that. I was in Batman's seat holding the steering wheel LOL. Life made!!!!!!!!!!!

didn't the batmobile have an ejector seat,lucky for you helen you didn't press any buttons as you could have ended up going through the roof of the building or it was outside that you saw it you could have ended up in a tree .


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[ 27. July 2015, 19:21: Message edited by: the young warrior ]
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
HELEN. Did they start it up. I would like to hear that thing run. Was the interior leather or cloth
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
LOL Warrior [Big Grin]

Well I didn't hear it but it was afterwards when I was in a cafe around the corner that the Batmobile did a lap. It was more surreal than sitting in it. The guy who was driving it looked ever so smug hahaha. Leather.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
It is going to be hotter than Hades here in PA today. I wanted to go to our camp this weekend, but we don't have our air conditioner set up yet, and the trailer is like a hot metal tin can. Too hot for my cat- she travels everywhere with us. My niece says she is half dog, lol.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Oh, you have the heat. It´s been the coldest summer in the last 50 years here in Finland [Big Grin]
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Saw Adam Sandler in a McDowells t shirt. He is so 80's. He would dig this site.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Yesterday, in the Dutch city Alphen Aan Den Rijn, two construction cranes had to carry an extremely heavy piece
of a renovated bridge back to its place, while standing on some sort of plateau floating on the water.

How did this turn out ? Here's your answer : www.youtube.com/watch?v=j83Euldj75I
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
ruh ro as scooby would say. They needed more extras standing on the left side of the barge Johnny
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Well, they've 'only' demolished 14 houses, injured 20 people, and killed 1 dog.. and have lots of cleaning up to do !
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
That was in the news here. Real professionals [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Saw a guy wearing a RAD RACING shirt on TRUtv's Worlds Dumbest Motorheads 5
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
While on the Rad subject. The coolest ticket symbol on Wall Street has to be Rite Aid (RAD)
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Anyone have mole problems in their yards?
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
No, but I got a lip fungus that ain't been identified yet [Smile]
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Funny Bernie.

Scored a "Sponge Worthy" shirt today.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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[Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Have you guys seen Hell´s Club? This is movie magic!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QajyNRnyPMs
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
Have you guys seen Hell´s Club? This is movie magic!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QajyNRnyPMs

That was awesome,so cleverly done,the scene where travolta looks down at carlito and then flashes to him looking at the Pacino poster made me laugh.

That must have took ages to edit all together!
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
My place of employment has been doing theme days this year to celebrate their 70th anniversary and this Friday is 80's day. They will let us dress in 80s attire/costumes and they will be playing 80s tunes on the intercom all day.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by TerdNthePoolGGB:
My place of employment has been doing theme days this year to celebrate their 70th anniversary and this Friday is 80's day. They will let us dress in 80s attire/costumes and they will be playing 80s tunes on the intercom all day.

What you going to dress up as terdnthepoolggb?
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
I'm on vacation that day. Sloth would be awesome. What would you be Warrior
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
I'm on vacation that day. Sloth would be awesome. What would you be Warrior
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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I don't know terd,but there sure are some fun 80s fancy dress costumes out there!


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[ 24. September 2015, 09:00: Message edited by: the young warrior ]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Can i go to the party and maybe meet these 80s fans? [Wink]

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Hey,sucka! Don't make me mad,arrr!


As long as they haven't got an angry looking boyfriend at the same party who looks like this [Big Grin]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Those girls must have green eyes because look who else is at the same party,it's jack Burton and the dreaded lo pan [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by the young warrior:
I don't know terd,but there sure are some fun 80s fancy dress costumes out there!


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Don't need a costume. I already look like that.. well, sort of. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Annie Potts should have wore that in Ghostbusters.
The ET is hilarious.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
This thread has taken a disturbing turn!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
This thread has taken a disturbing turn!

[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Tomorrow I have a HS class reunion at a ski resort about an hour from my home. It should be fun, even though my bestie backed out because her son just has to be in a soccer tournament(when will parents just say no?!- but that's another thread). It is also Autumnfest at the resort, so I look forward to sampling some wine and food. I am just getting over the flu. I have been sick for a week and a half.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Tomorrow I have a HS class reunion at a ski resort about an hour from my home. It should be fun, even though my bestie backed out because her son just has to be in a soccer tournament(when will parents just say no?!- but that's another thread). It is also Autumnfest at the resort, so I look forward to sampling some wine and food. I am just getting over the flu. I have been sick for a week and a half.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Never had anything like a high school reunion to go to before pittsburghgirl unless there was one and I wasn't invited. [Big Grin]

Sounds like good fun to me and I hope you have a great time [Smile]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
^ Same here. There was a time i wasn´t interested but now it sounds like fun.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I don't do reunions ! [Cool]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I think I'd be in two minds whether I'd go or not,I don't keep in touch with anyone from school,haven't got a facebook account or anything,wondering if it would be just a load of your old High school buddies stood around talking a load of bs about what there doing with themselves nowadays.

Part of me thinks It could be pretty fun though,i don't think i'd tell them i'm a window cleaner,i think i'd probably tell them i'm undercover special ops or something [Big Grin]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
That´s exactly what i´d do, fight bs with bs [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yz42LUeT2w

Apparently the future has arrived ! [Cool]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I guess the best evidence against time travel or at least going back in time is that nobody has come back to our time (unless they are keeping it a secret).

Hey, I waited all this time. Where's my hoverboard?
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by the young warrior:
I think I'd be in two minds whether I'd go or not,I don't keep in touch with anyone from school,haven't got a facebook account or anything,wondering if it would be just a load of your old High school buddies stood around talking a load of bs about what there doing with themselves nowadays.

Part of me thinks It could be pretty fun though,i don't think i'd tell them i'm a window cleaner,i think i'd probably tell them i'm undercover special ops or something [Big Grin]

You could take the James Bond angle but you could have fun with it and make them guess what you do. One of the hints you could give them might be - "I look through other people's windows all day". [Big Grin]
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
I can't believe the run BTTF. Is getting today. I love it. The sports guy spent a lot of time throughout his show talking about it. Even Squawk Box mentionmentioned it.


You ever see anything good while cleaning windows Young Warrior?

Social events are at the bottomnof my list but it might be fun to go to a reunion to listen to the music and see the 80s stuff

[ 21. October 2015, 09:59: Message edited by: TerdNthePoolGGB ]
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by the young warrior:
Part of me thinks It could be pretty fun though,i don't think i'd tell them i'm a window cleaner,i think i'd probably tell them i'm undercover special ops or something [Big Grin]

No need to lie.. Just tell them you're a renowned movie critic. [Smile]
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
That he is johnny.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
World renowned.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by TerdNthePoolGGB:



You ever see anything good while cleaning windows Young Warrior?


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Well if I was to say it was anything like this I'd be lying- which is a pity [Big Grin]

Plus if I was at a school reunion and I told them all I was a film critic it would only take one of them to get me to fire of a list of my favourite films and I think I'd have a room full of faces looking at me like this - [Confused] [Confused] [Confused] [Confused] [Confused] [Confused]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Perhaps afterwards you could do a Siskel like review of the reunion. Then send it to the local paper:

It could go something like, "A reunion that I was looking forward to with high hopes was quickly dashed after being immediately disappointed with with the calibre of people that attended. What were once promising young enthusiasts had over the years transformed into a group of boring, money hungry and pretentious social climbers....etc.... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
The reunion was great fun and a success! I got there a bit late, but I have an excuse 😉 Anyhow, everyone introduced themselves to me and gave me a hug or handshake. We hung outside for awhile (they were all there sampling beer already). A girl who was basically the most popular girl in school asked me if I needed a drink. We walked to the bar to get beers. Came back and hung with everyone else. Then after we all had more drinks, we went to eat dinner. They had a really nice buffet. I didn't have the hubby with me. We sat at these large round tables that sat 8-9 people. I did end up sitting at the same table as a girl who lived the next street over from me and her husband, who was really hilarious. She and I have known each other since we were 4 years old! And I was beside a guy who was kinda quiet in HS, but very intelligent and extremely gifted in the arts area (drawing , painting, etc.). He now designs apps for graphic artists. Had a lot of laughs and great conversation, The. We all kinda scattered back to our rooms (I needed to brush and floss, lol) before we met up for more beers. Then later on, went to the downstairs nightclub, where they played a great mix of music, a lot of 80's tunes mixed in there for us old folks! Then when the club closed at 1:00 we went to one of the couple's room and partied until around 2:30.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
The reunion was great fun and a success! I got there a bit late, but I have an excuse 😉 Anyhow, everyone introduced themselves to me and gave me a hug or handshake. We hung outside for awhile (they were all there sampling beer already). A girl who was basically the most popular girl in school asked me if I needed a drink. We walked to the bar to get beers. Came back and hung with everyone else. Then after we all had more drinks, we went to eat dinner. They had a really nice buffet. I didn't have the hubby with me. We sat at these large round tables that sat 8-9 people. I did end up sitting at the same table as a girl who lived the next street over from me and her husband, who was really hilarious. She and I have known each other since we were 4 years old! And I was beside a guy who was kinda quiet in HS, but very intelligent and extremely gifted in the arts area (drawing , painting, etc.). He now designs apps for graphic artists. Had a lot of laughs and great conversation, The. We all kinda scattered back to our rooms (I needed to brush and floss, lol) before we met up for more beers. Then later on, went to the downstairs nightclub, where they played a great mix of music, a lot of 80's tunes mixed in there for us old folks! Then when the club closed at 1:00 we went to one of the couple's room and partied until around 2:30.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
And which reunion was this Pittsburghgirl?
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
We've just been handed a bulletin from our rock n rumour department; Michael Jackson the thriller himself is moonwalking his way right here to our very own Springfield.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Sounds like a superfun evening Pittsburghgirl!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Terdinthepool, it was my HS reunion. Thanks Atomic- I really had a blast. I'm hoping to get together with a few of my classmates who still live in my hometown, over Christmas.
 
Posted by johnny76 (Member # 8174) on :
 
Wow!! I havent been here in forever it seems and cant believe I started this thread in 2009 and its still going. That's so awesome!! I hope everybody is doing great!! Right now im watching "back in time" on netflix, it's basically about the making and history of back to the future which is still one of my top 10 flix ever!!! Pittsburgh, your HS reunion sounds like it was awesome!!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Yay! Welcome back! [Smile]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
HI johnny76! Welcome back! Let's keep this thread going!
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
There is a mouse running around my place at the moment. Later I am gonna catch it in my coat and then smack it with a hammer.
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
Holy $hit! How'd I get back here in California? Time travel is super crazy...what year is it???
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I have my final psychology exam on Tuesday.

It will be in a massive gymnasium with about 400 students.

Once the exams start it is usually dead quiet.

I was thinking about letting the silence linger for about 10 minutes and then I would yet out what Chainsaw says in Summer School -

"I don't know, I don't know anything, I don't know anything".
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Yeah Bernie or you could lose it like the kid in Real Genius did. He just stood up from his chair at the table with the other students and started screaming "AAAH AHHHH AHHHH". Then leaves.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Or when it all goes quiet you could stand up and do a Roddy piper in they live and say "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ***.... And I'm all out of bubblegum" and then start a big fight!
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
If somehow I don't get kicked out after my Chainsaw impersonation I could try to workshop all 3. Some good suggestions here.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Perhaps I will be alright If at least one of the questions is how do you spell cat?
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Another option is to suddenly stand up and quote Akeem in Coming to America, "I am very happy to be here."
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I have not got back my results yet but I had my final psychology exam today. If I pass my exams I have finished me degree. Fingers crossed.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
I'm rooting for you Bernie
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Thanks dude [Smile]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
The wonderful Pamela Anderson is Playboy´s cover star (her 14th) for the jan-feb 2016 issue.
Imagine, this is the last ever Playboy issue with nude pics. Where´s this world going to...

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Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Why is it the last Playboy with nude pics? Are they going with " I just read it for the articles"! 😋
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
Because when you can find Brazilian donkey porn and Japanese tentacle rape and everything in between for free on the net, who's gonna pay for airbrushed boobs on paper?
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
But those airbrushed boobs looked good! [Smile]
And no, i´m not a Playboy reader but the mag had somekind of style.
Like Peter said, you can´t find much style in net porn... Ok, let´s move on [Cool]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Even with Internet porn (porn is NOT my thing btw) I find it hard to believe that anyone would want to buy Playboy without the nude photos. Looks like it's going by the wayside. I would like to get a copy of that girl's book who lived with Hefner for a few years, her name is Holly.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
 - [Big Grin]

Don't want too sound morbid but I bet when the time does come (he's 89 and counting) that he'll go with a smile on his face!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Just want to say, I still really enjoy this website and forum/ message board. Even though I don't comment a whole lot, or watch as many movies as I used to, I enjoy reading all of your comments and reviews. It is an escape for me, in the evening, although today I'm on here during lunch. I hope you all have a great holiday season.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Thanx Pittsburghgirl! You do the same
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
That's hilarious Young Warrior
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Great one, warrior!

Thanks Pittsburghgirl and same to you.

We have some snow here at the moment but the forecast says that most of it will probably go away before christmas holidays.
I don´t know if it´s the global warming or something else but winter´s are not what they used to be.
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Because when you can find Brazilian donkey porn and Japanese tentacle rape and everything in between for free on the net, who's gonna pay for airbrushed boobs on paper?
It's more because some progressive minded people have taken over, and convinced others that people really did read it for the articles and that no-nudes is the future. The mag will duly die, and the same people will shrug and say; "Oh well, it was sexist anyway" and move on to find something else to kill (not that PB isn't dying anyway).

quote:
Just want to say, I still really enjoy this website and forum/ message board. Even though I don't comment a whole lot, or watch as many movies as I used to, I enjoy reading all of your comments and reviews. It is an escape for me, in the evening, although today I'm on here during lunch. I hope you all have a great holiday season.
Classy. [Cool]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Bushfires in Australia, gas leak in L.A. What else do we have?
Yesterday it was minus 30 celcius here (-40 up north) so it´s definitely winter time. I even gave my bicycle some rest and walked to work [Smile]
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
You gave your bicycle a rest or it was frozen to the side of the house? There is a difference you know. I heard that at minus 30 you can throw a hot coffee into the air and it will vaporize. Is that true?

I just finished my bachelor's degree in behavioural science (psychology) and have applied to do a masters degree in screen and media production (film). Fingers crossed if I get in. I am sure if I do I will ask you guys for ideas as I progress through the degree.

It will be great to write and produce films.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
Yesterday it was minus 30 celcius here (-40 up north) so it´s definitely winter time.

That's kinda chilly you know ! [Big Grin] [Razz]
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
How's everyone doing? Same as Pitts...I can't comment/post too often re: my schedule, but still love chiming in from time to time. My famous tag line was always buying 80's movies, but never any time to watch them. My two boys are getting older, so finally able to start watching a few...I have to challenge myself to explore a few I've never seen...when I get time to watch a movie, I don't want it to be wasted, so often go to the classics I know and love!

Also just getting rolling with our good old fashioned Canadian winter in Nova Scotia! Though, a bit of a slow start....even had a green Christmas which doesn't often happen...but the cold and snow is well on it's way now....we'll often see -30 as well. but used to it by now. I'm a walking heating pad, so wear t-shirts all winter...but do have a nice warm coat! Cheers all!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Finally some recognition!

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[ 12. January 2016, 04:35: Message edited by: aTomiK ]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bernie_Lomax:
You gave your bicycle a rest or it was frozen to the side of the house? There is a difference you know. I heard that at minus 30 you can throw a hot coffee into the air and it will vaporize. Is that true?

I just finished my bachelor's degree in behavioural science (psychology) and have applied to do a masters degree in screen and media production (film). Fingers crossed if I get in. I am sure if I do I will ask you guys for ideas as I progress through the degree.

It will be great to write and produce films.

Haha, Don´t know if it was frozen. I didn´t even touch the bike [Smile]
Don´t have a clue what will happen with the coffee but i ´ll definitely try it next time [Big Grin]

Besst of luck with your studies, Bernie!
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Bernie_Lomax:
I just finished my bachelor's degree in behavioural science (psychology) and have applied to do a masters degree in screen and media production (film). Fingers crossed if I get in. I am sure if I do I will ask you guys for ideas as I progress through the degree.

It will be great to write and produce films.

Awesome and good luck!!!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Yes, so true Atomk! Congrats to Stallone!
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Thanks guys for the encouragement. I appreciate it.

Yeah, try that coffee thing aTomiK and let us know how you go. I would do it but in Australia I ain't gonna have much luck.

Here is one such video of someone throwing hot coffee in the air and it vaporising. It was 13 degrees below in this video (I am assuming Fahrenheit).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iL4elCvOhw
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by kevdugp73:
How's everyone doing? Same as Pitts...I can't comment/post too often re: my schedule, but still love chiming in from time to time. My famous tag line was always buying 80's movies, but never any time to watch them. My two boys are getting older, so finally able to start watching a few...I have to challenge myself to explore a few I've never seen...when I get time to watch a movie, I don't want it to be wasted, so often go to the classics I know and love!

Also just getting rolling with our good old fashioned Canadian winter in Nova Scotia! Though, a bit of a slow start....even had a green Christmas which doesn't often happen...but the cold and snow is well on it's way now....we'll often see -30 as well. but used to it by now. I'm a walking heating pad, so wear t-shirts all winter...but do have a nice warm coat! Cheers all!

Kev, I noticed while watching Ghostbusters the other night that Rick Moranis says during his party in his apartment that he got the salmon from Nova Scotia.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Funny coincidence Bernie...I just watched Ghostbusters on Saturday night (while visiting my brother in Prince Edward Island!!) and we made note of that comment. Funny that many still think Canada, especially Provinces like Nova Scotia, are comprised of only fisherman, ice, and snow!! Dan A and Rick Moranis are both Canadians....with Dan writing the script, not surprising that they threw a line like that in there! Good luck with your studies!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Teasing us with a mod only section [Razz]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Yeah, I know, what's up with that?
 
Posted by Nick (Member # 404) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
Teasing us with a mod only section [Razz]

Hehe, in truth, it was only so that I could test out this new colour scheme.. and keep my blunders in private [Wink]
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Good job Nick. I especially like the added dates on the topic pages for each topic.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I'm having a bad day! Just borrowed my father's hedge trimmers and gone through the power cord.

I hope he doesn't want them back in a hurry!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I did the same last summer!

Broke my knee a little about a week ago while playing street hockey with my brothers and some friends.
It still hurts and i can´t walk like i used to plus now i have a fever too!
Maybe i should act my age...
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
We lived for street hockey aTomiK...but same thing....played a few years back with some of the old crew...and...I'm not joking...my knees were sore for ......TWO YEARS!!!! [Eek!] [Eek!] Fun times though...
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
You weren't making out you was Youngblood atomik were you? At least it gives you an excuse to put your feet up and watch even more movies now!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I am the original Youngblood! [Big Grin] Yeah, kev. Street hockey was one of the best things when we were kids.
Two years with sore knee sounds pretty bad...

That´s what i´ve been doing warrior, watching lots of films. But the fever takes your strength so i feel very tired [Frown]
More reviews coming up though!
 
Posted by Riptide (Member # 457) on :
 
Oh man, the ourdoor rinks are all dried up, might have to get some street hockey in to get my fix! Just an obscure question Atomik, were there are any European hockey movies back in the day that were highly regarded like Slapshot, Youngblood, Hockey night? Kev, who was your Racki back when you played?
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Don´t remember any, Riptide. But i know this obscure canadian film called The Last Season (1986) which was filmed in Canada and Finland.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0125342/

There´s few finnish actors among the cast and it was released here on vhs. I´m gonna pick it up if i see a copy.

Blurry finnish vhs cover art for The Last Season
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Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Never heard of this one atomik. Have you seen Goon? My husband and I thought it was really funny. It was written by
Jay Barushel, and he had a small part in it. Sean William Scott and Liev Shreiber starred.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Riptide:
Oh man, the ourdoor rinks are all dried up, might have to get some street hockey in to get my fix! Just an obscure question Atomik, were there are any European hockey movies back in the day that were highly regarded like Slapshot, Youngblood, Hockey night? Kev, who was your Racki back when you played?

Hey Rip. There was actually a TV series in the 80's called "He Shoots, He Scores"...I remember liking it as a kid, but can't remember any details...may not have aged well?

We didn't really have a Racki for street hockey...we'd generally have 10-12 kids in the neighborhood who were the regulars, and just even out the team based on skill...pretty low key with not much fighting! We were hardcore though. My parents driveway was paved and big enough to play in...my Dad played as well....even made a 3 sectioned back board for the end of the driveway so we wouldn't have to chase the ball as much (a garage on the other end). I have vivid memories of the garage with at least a thousand circles from the muddy tennis ball hitting it so many times (we didn't use the hard orange balls). One certainty in the game...if my older brother wound up for a slap shot...you'd pretty much cover your eyes and privates and hope for the best! [Eek!]

Speaking of Racki though, I'm a die hard Edmonton Oilers fan...and fondly remember the Dave Semenko days ...he was quite the enforcer...

[ 21. March 2016, 13:50: Message edited by: kevdugp73 ]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
The hockey movie that I remember quite well, which is relatively unknown in the US, is the Canadian Face Off a/k/a/ Winter Comes Early (1971). What I love about it is that I can't help but laugh thinking of the SCTV parody of it with John Candy done years later. Though it was billed as a "Canadian Love Story" in its day, it is now an incredible cheese-fest collection of the oldest, most moth-eaten movie cliches you can imagine:

1. Young Billy is from a podunk town in frigid Ontario. He loves hockey. There are scenes with a lot of snow... (The whole film has that 1970s Canadian film look like the prints were struck from the internegative or something, all white snow and washed out colors.)
2. Billy grows up to be a really good hockey player, so good that he gets a try-out with THE TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS IN MAPLE LEAF GARDENS. There is actually a scene where his mom kisses him goodbye and puts him on the train to T'ranna, the big city. And there's lots of snow...
3. Billy gets to THE BIG CITY and meets The Coach, played by the late, great Canadian character actor John Vernon--in a turtleneck. (We already know this because in the opening credits it says, "and John Vernon as The Coach." LOL) Added plus: There is great vintage footage of the Leafs and the Gardens from that era.
4. This is all mindboggling for Billy as he has trouble adjusting to life there and on the Maple Leafs. One day, he meets a pretty hippie folk singer. Of course her songs are terrible. They couldn't be more mismatched, but, of course, they fall in love...
5. Billy starts to adjust and be happy, both domestically and on the team, but--and you can see this cliche coming about a mile away--he learns that the young singer has a terminal disease...

Check out Face Off. I promise you that you'll enjoy it but perhaps not for the reasons the filmmakers intended. [Smile]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Pittsburghgirl:
Never heard of this one atomik. Have you seen Goon? My husband and I thought it was really funny. It was written by
Jay Barushel, and he had a small part in it. Sean William Scott and Liev Shreiber starred.

I thought Goon was hilarious Pittsburghgirl, I believe there doing a second one!

What is Slapshot like with Paul Newman is that a lot of fun?

Not seen Winter Comes Early or The Last Season but both sound good!
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Slapshot is even funnier than Goon which is hilarious. It's one of the funniest, best sports movies ever.
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
For those into podcasts, here are a few 80's movie related ones....

Diane Franklin & Amanda Wyss

http://nerdist.com/pop-my-culture-183-diane-franklin-amanda-wyss/

Lea Thompson

http://nerdist.com/nerdist-podcast-708-lea-thompson/

Plenty of other interesing ones, and many with 80's icons talking about their past glories.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I just listened to the Amanda Wyss and Diane Franklin podcast and they both spoke really highly of working with John Cusack and believe that he has mellowed in his opinion towards Better Off Dead now!

Cool links Peter,I'm going to check a few more out at a later time!


Crash I'll add Slapshot to my purchase list as it sounds really great,Is the sequel a classic as well? [Big Grin]


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Gotta admit I cracked up when I saw the cover of this with Stevie Baldwin and the Busey

[ 22. March 2016, 13:23: Message edited by: the young warrior ]
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
Here's a few more that I enjoyed...

Rob Lowe

http://nerdist.com/nerdist-podcast-rob-lowe/

John Cusack

http://nerdist.com/nerdist-podcast-john-cusack/

Kevin Bacon

http://nerdist.com/nerdist-podcast-kevin-bacon/

Curtis Armstrong

http://nerdist.com/nerdist-podcast-curtis-armstrong/

Crispin Glover

http://nerdist.com/nerdist-podcast-crispin-glover/
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Thanx lemonjello! Gonna have something fun to do at work tomorrow listening to that stuff
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
Y'all are welcome. I especially liked the Kevin Bacon one. It's some years old now, but his stories about living in NY in the 80's and early film work was a treat to listen to. The others are good too.... Crispin Glover is pure magic... weird, bizarre magic.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
I tried the Diane Franklin and Amanda wuss. I made it through about 25 minutes and couldn't take anymore. Waaaaaay too much political talk for me.

[ 23. March 2016, 09:11: Message edited by: TerdNthePoolGGB ]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Slapshot is the best! I have never seen Slapshot 2, and I have no desire to see it.
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by TerdNthePoolGGB:
I tried the Diane Franklin and Amanda wuss. I made it through about 25 minutes and couldn't take anymore. Waaaaaay too much political talk for me.

I don't even remember that, Terd. Usually turns me off too. Don't think the others are like that to the best of my recollection.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
AHH! Virgin Media......  -
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Crispin Glover is pure magic... weird, bizarre magic.
Just listened to that - it really was good! Crispin always comes across as smart. I liked what he had to say about the Bob's on BttF, he makes it sound like they've been lying about him.
 
Posted by Peter Lemonjello (Member # 37395) on :
 
Well, they were being shifty *******s to him as far as I know. So I think his bitterness is valid.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
The past week and a half were quite intense here. Work related circumstances eventually led up to
me quitting my job after 21 years, without any serious plans what to do next.

Brilliant or stupid ?

Only time will tell..
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Brave move but if you thought that it was necessary then it was the right move.

Enjoy few films and take it easy for a while.

How is it in Netherlands, can you get money from some union, welfare?
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Sorry to here that Johnny. Must have been a hard thing to do . Perhaps a tremendous weight has been lifted from your shoulders. Whatever the story, I Hope everything worx out for you.
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
Sorry to hear Johnny...hoping things will work out for you. When you look back, it's a shame we typically have to spend a gigantic portion of our lives working to make a living...often not stopping enough to smell the flowers. We've also learned that money can definitely not buy happiness.

Sending positive vibes that you can take a breather, and do some prioritizing. Though I'm not sure of the reasons or circumstances...make sure you tend to yourself, and consider a new plan eventually. You got this....
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
Thanks, guys !

Well, last week i was so angry with the way i was treated and disappointed with what they offered me.
But now i seem to have cooled down a bit, and being able to see things from a more objective point of view,
i'm still confident it was the right decision to make.

For now, it still leaves me with a lot of insecurities.. but that's just the way these things go, i guess.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
I hope everything works out for you buddy,I'm sure it will,my wife's job is on the line at the moment,she works at one of the big supermarket's over here called Sainsbury's and she works nights and they've now decided there doing away with night shifts to save on paying the night time premium and there either redeploying some staff to doing the day time shifts and the rest by the sounds of it will be made redundant!

Johnny remember what ol' Jack Burton would say at a time like this - https://youtu.be/KSswmeH_vyg

[ 17. April 2016, 17:04: Message edited by: the young warrior ]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Johnny Roarke, best of luck to you. My friend did the same thing about 4 years ago. She quit her job of 20 years, just stormed out. They had been partially bought by a man that was a jerk. She got a new job within 2 weeks, and loved her new job. Her bosses treat her great, and they also do a lot of extracurricular activities, such as sponsoring a 5K run, and she helps with passing out water and snacks. I hope you find something where you like both your bosses and co workers, Johnny Roarke!
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Perhaps it is a blessing in disguise Johnny. Similar to Pittsburghgirls friend.

Just last year my wife was wrongfully terminated after 20 years of dedicated service and outstanding work reviews. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise since they abused/took advantage of her and her coworker. Being left stressed out on a daily basis. She always went above and beyond doing things others should have been doing while being understaffed at her position. They never did hire any help for her and her coworker. But since the 2 were let go, that company has hired a total of 4 people to do what the 2 were doing before. Anyway, she got a job pretty quick and actually had a few offers within a couple weeks which was an amazing thing and she is much happier at her new job. She is not taken advantage of and the stress level is so much better and its even closer to home and I don't have to go to a company Christmas party anymore. Keep the head up and stay positive dude [Smile]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I really hate most office Christmas parties too!

Indeed, folks often say when one door closes, another opens. I say that when one door is blocked by a**h****, you just take the other door. Hang in there!

[ 25. May 2016, 17:29: Message edited by: Crash ]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
This video had me in tears [Big Grin]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHeCqUOTbRc
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
This video had me in tears [Big Grin]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHeCqUOTbRc

Helen... I didn't know you were an American... or that you were a Star Wars fan...
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Haha, not gonna lie I would totally react the same! [Razz]
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Today marks 30 years since Hands Across America. I still have the song in my head!
 
Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
Haha, not gonna lie I would totally react the same! [Razz]

What do you mean 'would'...
 
Posted by RetroDaze (Member # 37432) on :
 
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm not enjoying this year's reunion with the cicadas. They seemed a lot cooler the first time, when I was 8. At 25, I don't remember even noticing them. Now... they are loud and obnoxious. The old man in me is screaming "Get off my property!"
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
TURN THAT MUSIC DOWN! 25? Oh my, your not old by any means.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I will be in Ireland in a little over two weeks. I am going on a tour with my Father, in a tour group. We leave on June 15 and return to the U.S. on the 27th. I will post pictures on FB and Instagram when I return. If you want to send me a friend request, or vice versa, send me a private message here!
 
Posted by RetroDaze (Member # 37432) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by TerdNthePoolGGB:
TURN THAT MUSIC DOWN! 25? Oh my, your not old by any means.

25!?

I wish. I'm 42.

I just meant that the last time cicadas invaded us I was 25 (in 1999).

[ 01. June 2016, 17:57: Message edited by: RetroDaze ]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Check out The Beast Within and you want to destroy all of them (cicadas that is) [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Hilarious! The Beast Within is such a goofy thing. It's professionally made and acted, but it takes itself oh-so-seriously. C'mon now. A kid turns into a freaking cicada. How can anyone take that seriously? LOL
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
The 80s are alive and well. Today, at our local small town parade there was 5-6 floats that were 80s themed, it was great. A couple were Ghostbuster themed, a Back to the Future, Footloose and the best was 3 ladies on horses in 3 Amigos costumes.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Always nice to see the Valentine´s Day front page, so thanks again [Smile]
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
I just asked Siri "Surely it's not going to rain again today?"

She said "It will - and don't call me Shirley!"

Then I noticed I had forgotten to take my phone off Airplane mode...
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Paul I don't know if this is all a joke, or just the last part, but made me laugh hard! Did Siri really say that?
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by gordongecko:
Paul I don't know if this is all a joke, or just the last part, but made me laugh hard! Did Siri really say that?

HA HA HA HA HA HA nope... [Big Grin]
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
You know, warehouses are just normal houses that have been bitten by another warehouse...
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Been wanting to post a lot more frequent than I have but I've got quite serious illness in the family at the moment but as soon as things hopefully do come good I will be catching up big time!
 
Posted by Pghgurl (Member # 37514) on :
 
I’m sorry to hear that, young warrior. Hope things are going alright.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Yeah cheers Pghgurl I'll be honest it's not been a great time at all of late but everyone goes through these spells in there life and you just have to keep positive,keep going and while you're at it watch loads of movies!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I'm sorry to hear Warrior, hoping things get better for you and yours soon.
 
Posted by Pghgurl (Member # 37514) on :
 
You’re right, young warrior. 2016 & 2017 were terrible years for me, but things are looking up now. Take care yw!
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Sorry Warrior! You have a good mindset it seems, but that doesn't make it any easier. Wishing you the best and sending good vibes your way.
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
I'm sorry to hear that, Warrior. Hope things improve for you and your loved ones soon.

Chin up! [Smile]
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
SO the neighborgirl drops by selling raffle tickets for the local girls hi school basketball team. I buy 2 and put my wifes name on them. The raffle is for a 5 minute shopping spree at the local grocery store. A few weeks later she gets a call and is a finalist of 5. All 5 have to meet at the store at 730am to draw for the spree. The 4 who don't get picked still get a $100 gift card which is not a bad deal at all. Everybodys a winner. SHe gets picked and pulls $1000+ worth of groceries and Patrick Mahomes stuff. Yeah ,we're in Chiefs country. SUHHWEET!

Hope you are doing ok Warrior
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Terd, that is awesome!!! I hope you got lots of steaks!
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Pittsburghgirl:
Terd, that is awesome!!! I hope you got lots of steaks!

Thanx PG!. She got 1 minute in the meat section. Freezer is full.FortunATE [Smile]
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Saw Nicole Eggert on the TV show Botched. Man there are some real freaks on that show. Nicole seemed like a normal gal.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
She was just on an episode of The Profit. She and her business partner were total jerks to Marcus Lemonis. I thought she was normal, too, before watching that episode of The Profit. I guess she is a really good actress! [Wink] [Wink]
Also, congrats to you and Wifey on the grocery store haul!
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
I noticed some ego in her on Botched but she wasn't like Alot of the Complete loony weirdos you see on that show.lol
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Terd - just saw your post about the shopping spree. Awesome! I love she grabbed Chiefs stuff too. Speaking of them, nice win this weekend. I'm a Packers fan, so I hope we can see you in the Super Bowl!
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Cool gecko! I'll be rooting for the Packers bigly. Maybe dee Ford will do a brainfart like he did to the chiefs last year.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
GO CHIEFS!!!!
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I am not sure who my Husband is rooting for in the Super Bowl. I’m not big into football. We watched the Penguins vs. Capitals game. Penguins won! I am so happy!
I am making Stromboli and some sausage queso dip served with tortilla chips to snack on during the game.
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Terd - congrats!!! That was a very fun game to watch. I bet on the Chiefs too, so that made it even more enjoyable.

Pittsburgh - how'd the Stromboli and dip turn out? Sounds delicious.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Feels good. Now I know how you and pittsburghgirl feel. It wasn't looking too good when it was 20-10. They are so explosive with mahomes. If they hadn't lost Kareem hunt they would be even better. I assume you are going to buy 80s movies with your winnings. What the heck is stromboli?
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Well this sucks.
 
Posted by P_a_u_l (Member # 1022) on :
 
Hope everyone is looking after themselves - Spending the next few weeks working from home and catching up on TV and movies. It's a good thing I'm able to work remotely. I hope you're all in jobs that allow you to be flexible, sensible and safe.

There's a lot of information / misinformation being spread around, so remember - the best weapon you have to protect yourself is common sense.

If you think something would put you, your loved ones, or anyone else at risk of catching the virus, choose not to take the risk. Don't overly bulk buy and leave nothing for others that will need to eat and wash. Look after yourselves and your elderly neighbours and relatives. And if you read any advice that sounds at all scientific, make sure you trust who it is coming from before acting on it or panicking.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Now that my Husband and I will be spending the majority of our time at home for the next two weeks, I’m hoping to go through all of the VHS we have both accumulated over the years. I want to watch them and then donate them to the Salvation Army thrift store. If I have any good ones, I’ll put them on eBay. I also plan on doing a lot of spring cleaning. My Husband retired in December so we are lucky that we don’t have to worry about work. If he still had his office open, we would’ve closed up this past Friday. There was a huge crowd at the liquor stores in Western PA, as they are closing after tonight. I already have my stash of vodka, rum and beer ha ha! I went to the Costco last Wednesday, not even thinking there was going to be mass panic out there. It was crowded and they had no toilet paper or Chlorox wipes. We usually go on a Tuesday or Wednesday late morning, and it’s normally not very crowded. I just got what was on my list and what i wanted from the sale flyer, sans Chlorox wipes.
So anyhoo, Ihope to squeeze in some 80’s goodness over the next two weeks. Hope everyone is stocked up and feeling safe and healthy! I’ll post later in the week after I watch some movies.
 
Posted by Irwin Fletcher (Member # 37368) on :
 
Enjoy the 80's movie marathon! 👍👍
Wishing you and yours all the best!
Well wishes to everyone here!
This too shall pass.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
Thanks Irwin! [Wink]
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Well you will have to keep us posted on the marathon!

Paul thanks for the note, well said.

Wishing everyone the best on here as well. Just remember to stay calm and be smart and help people when you can. We will get through this.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
"I GOT A FEVER,,,,,,,AND THE ONLY PRESCRIPTION.........IS MORE TOILET PAPER"
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
What have you watched pittsburghgirl? Hope everyone is well.
 
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
 
I’m getting on that! Going to go through a bin today. Ha ha! Not much else to do today, while we are all quarantining! Iv’e been watching lots of tv- Hill St. Blues and The Shield on Hulu, some crazy stuff on Netflix. Most of the few network shows I watch weekly are done for the season. Going to start getting my yard looking presentable soon. The weather has been decent in the Pittsburgh area for the past week. And the Hubby and I have been walking on a very nice rail trail along the Youghigheny River.
What is everyone else up to?
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Im still working full-time and the wife is reduced to part-time for now. I do have some free time though as usually this time of year it is tons of baseball. My 14 year old is a baseball star but we are shutdown for now and he really misses it. Doing alot of overdue cleanup on our land also. I really wanna watch just one of the guys.
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
TerdNthePool - who is your baseball team? I'm really missing watching the Brewers right now. Hopefully at some point we have baseball this summer.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Lifelong KC Royals fan. Since the 70s. We just 20 minutes from the stadium. The greinke for Cain,Escobar and Oderezie( i doubt i spelled that correctly) trade with the Brewers was huge for the Royals.
I remember the Brewers from the 80s with Cooper, Ogilvie, Molitor, Yount, Thomas and so on. Tgey were fun to watch. Didn't they have a nickname for that team? Other than the Brewers of course.
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Awesome! Yes, Harvey's Wallbangers! I was born in 80 so I don't remember '82 when they were in the World Series. I do remember a little bit after that when several of them were still playing. Then some good years with Yount and Molitor, that was the prime of my youth.

Very cool on the Royals. I was hoping you weren't a Cardinals fan! Yes that was a good trade for you guys. It's been really fun having Cain back with the Brewers. He's getting to be an old man, but boy he can still play. Had some amazing home run robberies this year.

Always good to chat with another baseball fan! I hope we have some baseball to watch this year.
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
Just checkin in to see how you're all holding up.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
doing good Pyro, thanx for asking. and yourself?


YES! Harveys Wallbangers. You'd think I would remember that one. Im getting super old brain. One guy I wish we hadn't got was Yost. Not a fan of his. Around these parts, my boys team has started back up practicing baseball and restart tournament play the 1st weekend in June. Will be nice to get back to the fields.

If the MLB/players screws this up due to money I will be like totally ticked. Like totally!
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Yes if MLB screws this up, it would be a disaster. I think they'd lose a lot of fans and can't afford to do that.

Awesome to hear your son's team is back to playing. My oldest is only 7 so they decided to cancel the season for that age group. Older kids are still going to play.

Yost was a guy I didn't love when he was here, but did miss him after he was gone. Main reason was because the next manager was a disaster. Really like having Counsell as our manager. Milwaukee kid and gets the game and the players. He's great to have and hope he's here a long time.

Hey Pyro, hope all is well during these crazy times!
 


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