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Hedgehog

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It doesn't look like we currently have a functioning thread for making random observations or comments that are unworthy of their own thread, or of any further discussion. But I have a bit of randomness that needs such a thread.

So, last night, the Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 17-3. You don't often see 17 runs scored in a baseball game. But while I was watching the TV just now they showed a shot of the scoreboard. The Phillies were the home team, so they were listed second. That meant the score was listed like this on the scoreboard:

3
17

And that made me think that it looked liked a Biblical citation (3:17). And that made me curious as to what the associated Gospel verse would be for each Gospel.

Matthew 3:17: And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

Mark 3:17: James son of Zebedee and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means “sons of thunder”),...

Luke 3:17: His winnowing fork is in his hand to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

John 3:17: For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

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cattyish

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Here's one. I've been listening to little else but Verdi's LaTraviata for about 2 months due to being in it at Haddo House. Today I've left the PC playing my random music and so far it's been Kirsty McColl, Lady Antebellum, the Levellers and Lady Gaga.

Cattyish, opera come-down.

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Jay-Emm
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quote:
Originally posted by Hedgehog:
John 3:17: For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

It looked wrong for a second as I think of that whole section being 3:16 (I sometimes start 3:15 but not later).
3:15/16 does seem to hit a lot of the interesting passages. I don't know if that's an illusion.

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Hedgehog

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According to the BBC:

Fox News drops 'fair and balanced' slogan

It's always nice when the Truth-in-Advertising laws finally kick in.

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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Yeah, but their new slogan, "Most watched, most trusted" is equally frightening. I wouldn't trust Faux News even if they were reporting on how many American kitchens have cockroaches.

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churchgeek

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quote:
Originally posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe:
Yeah, but their new slogan, "Most watched, most trusted" is equally frightening. I wouldn't trust Faux News even if they were reporting on how many American kitchens have cockroaches.

That's awfully Trumpian - prioritizing ratings over anything else. "Most watched" - so what? "Most trusted" - by whom?

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Fits right in with the so-called "movie reviews" in my local paper, which disclose little or nothing about plots, directing, acting, stars, etc., but instead reveal how much the film grossed at the box office on opening weekend. Such "reviews" belong on the finance page, IMO.

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quote:
Originally posted by churchgeek:
quote:
Originally posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe:
Yeah, but their new slogan, "Most watched, most trusted" is equally frightening. I wouldn't trust Faux News even if they were reporting on how many American kitchens have cockroaches.

That's awfully Trumpian - prioritizing ratings over anything else. "Most watched" - so what? "Most trusted" - by whom?
Like those adverts where they tell us that they have been voted* "Product of the year".

*by 66 respondents on an online survey.

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Galloping Granny
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There's an ad in which a healthy-looking man says how much lower his cholesterol is since he changed to *product*.
Changed from what? Butter? Olive oil spread? margarine?
(Come to think of it, I don't think margarine is sold these days.)
I should make a note of his product and see how it's labelled in the store.

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I don't know the ad because I don't watch TV, but butter substitutes usually come under the category of table spreads in the supermarket, which always seems weird because they are in the dairy aisle, rather than with the peanut butter, honey, jam, and,vegemite which are labelled just as spreads.

I have been told that in the 1950s customers in NZ needed some kind of special medical dispensation to buy margarine - because everyone knows NZ butter is good for you and the best in the world [Roll Eyes] (and the farmers needed trade protection).

Huia

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Jane R
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cattyish:
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I've been listening to little else but Verdi's LaTraviata for about 2 months due to being in it at Haddo House.
*high-five* I've just been in a different production of Traviata down here in Jorvik. Now faced with the challenge of forgetting all the Traviata words so I have enough memory for the songs I've been learning for my Grade 6 singing exam... (I know all the words, I just can't be relied on to sing them in the right order) Maybe after that I will get to the random musical selections.

[ 27. June 2017, 11:39: Message edited by: Jane R ]

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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quote:
Originally posted by Jane R:
I've just been in a different production of Traviata down here in Jorvik. Now faced with the challenge of forgetting all the Traviata words.

You will -- but every now and then they'll come streaming back at unlikely moments. The brain is interesting that way.

I've decided to audition for a musical at a local amateur theater company. They're doing Frankenstein and Christmas Carol among others. I really don't expect to get a part, but I think I'd make a good Scrooge.

I have to prepare one song and one dramatic monolog. I've chosen "Send In The Clowns" from A Little Night Music and one of the Marquis de Sade's monologues from Peter Weiss' Marat/Sade. Talk about strange bedfellows!

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Welease Woderwick

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quote:
Originally posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe:
I have to prepare one song and one dramatic monolog. I've chosen "Send In The Clowns" from A Little Night Music and one of the Marquis de Sade's monologues from Peter Weiss' Marat/Sade. Talk about strange bedfellows!

Do you have to bring your own bathtub for the Marat/Sade?

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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No. Marat is in the bathtub. I'm reading a Sade monologue.

I always wanted to play the role. When I was at college, I was active in the Theater Guild and on the committee that selected plays. I suggested Marat/Sade but was poo-pooed: too difficult, involves musicians, etc. Wouldn't you know, the very year after I graduated, they did it! [Mad]

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Pigwidgeon

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quote:
Originally posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe:

I've decided to audition for a musical at a local amateur theater company. They're doing Frankenstein and Christmas Carol among others. I really don't expect to get a part, but I think I'd make a good Scrooge.

You know your fellow Arizona Shipmates will want to hear more about this!

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I just stumbled across this and thought you all might enjoy it.

Moo

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Pigwidgeon

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Originally posted by Moo:
I just stumbled across this and thought you all might enjoy it.

Moo

[Overused]

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cattyish

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quote:
Originally posted by Jane R:
cattyish:
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I've been listening to little else but Verdi's LaTraviata for about 2 months due to being in it at Haddo House.
*high-five* I've just been in a different production of Traviata down here in Jorvik. Now faced with the challenge of forgetting all the Traviata words so I have enough memory for the songs I've been learning for my Grade 6 singing exam... (I know all the words, I just can't be relied on to sing them in the right order) Maybe after that I will get to the random musical selections.
Ooh! How did it go?

Cattyish, sans singing teacher for the past fortnight.

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Hedgehog

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I just want to post in praise of AAA (I believe it stands for American Automobile Association--but everybody just calls it "Triple A"). I have been a member for years. It provides (among other things) "roadside" assistance for vehicles in emergencies.

Today, my car was struggling to start with a number of symptoms that convinced me that there was either (a) a major malfunction of the electrical system or (b) a dying battery. The battery sounded cheaper, so I was hoping that was it. I made it in to work (because the car did start eventually) but I was worried because I am going on a trip tomorrow and I had no desire to have a dead battery while away from home.

Solution? I called AAA. They have a battery service where they can drive out to where your car is, test your current battery (if you want) and then (if needed) replace it right then and there. So I called. At first, the AAA rep estimated that the truck would be with me in "no more than 61 minutes" (which struck me as ludicrously precise). Only 5 or 10 minutes later, the guy in the truck called to state that he would arrive in about 15 minutes. He came, tested my battery (it came back "bad cell") and replaced it with a new battery, checking with his technical equipment to make sure he had a proper battery for my make/model of car.

Everything went so smoothly (including the member discount on the battery) and quickly. I told him (and I absolutely believe it) that if I had driven to a dealership to have this taken care of I would still be cooling my heels in the waiting room by the time AAA had everything done.

Excellent service. Very satisfied.

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Pigwidgeon

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AAA membership is one thing I buy every year in the hope that I will never use it. On the occasions that I've needed them, they've been wonderful -- and I literally don't know what I would have done without them.

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mousethief

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Swear by AAA. I joined because we were going to be taking a long road trip, and then a few weeks later couldn't start the car to go to the store. AAA to the rescue! We are of course still members.

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The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant.

The Runes of the Earth.

Chapter 'I am content' p. 126

The COMMUNITY of RETRIBUTION

You are worthless. Broken. Empty of faith. Without value to God or man or Satan. Unworthy even of damnation.

Spellbinding, compelling horror just repeating it.

Lord Foul to Linden Avery.

Enthroned just now I got to the end of the chapter 'The Will of the Ranyhyn', p. 485. Just remembering my eyes are hot. Upstairs I burst in to tears.

Enlightenment: 'Then she surged upright and began to run with the Ranyhyn, run and run frantically, flinging herself like ecstasy or abjection around the dell as if she had gone out of her mind.'.

Dark.

And light.

Then back to cleaning the toilet.

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anoesis
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So - yesterday afternoon, when the kids were (as per usual) driving me bonkers with endless requests for food and equally endless refusals to eat apples, bananas, or toast, I sent the following text to my absent other half:

"Help! Am being assaulted by angry, entitled, children who think snacks are a fundamental human right."

I had typed in, "Help! Am being assaulted by-" and looked down at the three suggested words underneath the message. In centre space, I kid you not, was the word "priests". [Ultra confused] My phone sure didn't learn that from any previous messaging of mine...

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Watching a very fat wood pigeon, through the window, trying to get onto a thin branch beside my wee bird-feeder, and it keeps falling off. But keeps trying. Hilarious.

He'll have to go hungry but it has given me amusement on a blowy, cold, cloudy day. We have somehow lost summer in Britain. Has anyone found it? Can you return it to us please?

Maybe the pigeon has flown off with summer and we now have autumn!

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Courtesy of a friend, we now have a new family saying when something goes wrong and it's NOTHING TO DO WITH US- "Not my circus, not my monkeys". Sums things up pretty well.

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anoesis
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I promise I won't turn this thread into 'Kids Say the Darnedest Things' - but there's a couple of doozys from this week.

Had my daughter with me when out shopping, and I tried on a jumper and pair of jeans. She came into the changing room with me, and looked on. As I was turning this way and that, she said, "Mummy, I really like that jumper, you should buy it. But I don't think you should get those jeans." "Oh, why not?" say I. "Well, they're a bit tight already, aren't they - so they probably won't fit you for very long." "Do you think I might be getting fatter, then?" "Oh, definitely." Great, just great...

Then this one. A bit of background. There's not heaps I like about the way I look, but I do like my eyes. I have green eyes, and green is my favourite colour. They're not really brilliant green, like redheads have, more grey-green, wet river rocks, sort of thing. But I like them. So, I'm towelling off my son, after a bath, crouching down - so my eyes are about level with his. "Mummy", he says, "you know what?" 'What, then?" I ask. "Your eyes are the colour of snot, Mummy..."

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