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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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Ohher
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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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The Midge
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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.

GG

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Huia
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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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