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Chorister

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Every time I click to change the page on SoF, the message 'Roll on Christmas' appears top right. And then quickly disappears again. What is the meaning of this subliminal message?

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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When graphics or photos are included on a web page, the code specifies a title that should display instead of the graphic, just in case the PC displaying the page is incapable of displaying graphics.

The "Gadgets for God" graphic at the top of the Ship thread page used to be a graphic for "Roll On Christmas." When the page was revised to show the Gadgets for God graphic instead of Roll On Christmas, whoever coded the page forgot to change the title.

So when the page is displayed, Gadgets for God is what you see, but Roll On Christmas is the title that briefly flashes while your PC is collecting its wits in order to display the graphic.

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Chorister

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Thanks Amanda. Perhaps I should have asked this in the Styx really, but wondered whether someone was having a bit of fun!

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lilBuddha
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Thought this thread would be about theme-scented deodorant.
Pine, eggnog, fruitcake...

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So goodnight moon, I want the sun
If it's not here soon, I might be done
No it won't be too soon 'til I say goodnight moon

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Golden Key
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....Charlie Brown, fudge, "Miracle On 34th St.", "A Christmas Carol", cinnamon...

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lilBuddha
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Something French from A Christmas Story?
Fragilé

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So goodnight moon, I want the sun
If it's not here soon, I might be done
No it won't be too soon 'til I say goodnight moon

- A. N. Parsley, D. Mcvinni

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Jane R
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Please, God, not Benjamin Britten's cantata about St Nicholas again...
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Chorister

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Better than Roll On Deodorant I suppose. Although there is always someone who decides that makes a good Christmas present...

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quote:
Originally posted by Chorister:
... What is the meaning of this subliminal message?

Time to put the sprouts on? [Devil]

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Hedgehog

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Possibly it is because I know Woody Guthrie's birthday is tomorrow, but every time I see the thread title I assume it is a sequel to Roll On Columbia. After all, those green Douglas firs have to be used for something!

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Golden Key
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Piglet--

...as long as you keep the Brussel sprouts on your side of the border, please! [Smile] Generally, we're not all that fond of them here.

But pumpkin pie is good!
[Yipee]

And *alfalfa* sprouts are good--maybe on a sandwich of leftover turkey, ham, tofu.

[ 13. July 2017, 21:06: Message edited by: Golden Key ]

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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I **love** Brussels sprouts! [Razz]

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Brenda Clough
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So do I. The trend here is to roast them in a cast-iron pan; the dish is sufficiently popular that there are restaurants who have a person whose sole duty it is to prep sprouts for roasting. All day, every day.

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Pigwidgeon

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Miss Amanda --

...as long as you keep the Brussel sprouts on your side of the Valley, please! [Smile]

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Baptist Trainfan
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Not the Sprouts. But the smell.

(Actually that's unfair, as we love sprouts and even eat them at ordinary meals. So does our son, which means we have clearly Failed as Parents).

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cattyish

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quote:
Originally posted by Baptist Trainfan:
Not the Sprouts. But the smell.

(Actually that's unfair, as we love sprouts and even eat them at ordinary meals. So does our son, which means we have clearly Failed as Parents).

It's genetic. Science says so.
Cattyish, contemplating fish.

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Nicolemr
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Brussel sprouts are the only thing that made me vomit while I was pregnant. They are [Projectile]

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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On that colorful note, and just to see how far away we can wander from the OP, let's consider some other vegetables that are truly sickening, like olives.

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Pigwidgeon

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Olives are proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. Green are best, but I also like black ones and kalamatas.
[Razz]

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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Yeah, like the fruit that grew on a certain tree in the Garden of Eden.

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Pigwidgeon

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If the snake had offered Eve a brussels sprout, just think of all the trouble it would have saved mankind. Eve would have told the snake where to shove it.

But you're right, the tempting fruit was more likely an olive (much more apt to grow in that area), and Eve couldn't resist.

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quote:
Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
If the snake had offered Eve a brussels sprout, just think of all the trouble it would have saved mankind. Eve would have told the snake where to shove it.

But you're right, the tempting fruit was more likely an olive (much more apt to grow in that area), and Eve couldn't resist.

Quotesfile!

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Lamb Chopped
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quote:
Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
If the snake had offered Eve a brussels sprout, just think of all the trouble it would have saved mankind. Eve would have told the snake where to shove it.

But you're right, the tempting fruit was more likely an olive (much more apt to grow in that area), and Eve couldn't resist.

Quotesfile!

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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God, Jewish mother that he is, would never have forbidden Adam and Eve to eat Brussels sprouts.

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Golden Key
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Why didn't God just spread out a buffet of bagels, bialys, toppings, lox, etc., to distract Eve and Adam from the apple?

And if apple is bad, does that mean God has a Windows PC?

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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quote:
Originally posted by Golden Key:
Why didn't God just spread out a buffet of bagels, bialys, toppings, lox, etc., to distract Eve and Adam from the apple?

He did. But she just had to have the treif.

quote:
And if apple is bad, does that mean God has a Windows PC?
Linux, most likely.

[ 18. July 2017, 12:18: Message edited by: Amanda B. Reckondwythe ]

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wild haggis
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Brussells sprouts: most folk overcook them. That's why they are horrible.
Lightly cook and toss in a wee bit of butter and crushed almonds. Yummy.

Apple in Eden. Don't think so. Bible just says fruit. Don't know where the apple comes from - must be English. Was probably one of these hard green things.

Roll on Christmas so I can cook my Portugese Christmas Eve dinner and then have roast vension for Christmas dinner - with proper N Uist Scttish smoked salmon as starters.

Ah, well just have to be patient.

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lilBuddha
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quote:
Originally posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe:

quote:
Originally posted by Golden Key:And if apple is bad, does that mean God has a Windows PC?
Linux, most likely.
A relatively solid undercarriage but:
  • Needs to have an interface to be usable.
  • Those interfaces are not universal
  • Anyone can add their own code and that code can be exclusionary
  • Difficulty with software integration
Spot on, ABR

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So goodnight moon, I want the sun
If it's not here soon, I might be done
No it won't be too soon 'til I say goodnight moon

- A. N. Parsley, D. Mcvinni

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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None of which is a problem for God. He's not almighty and omniscient for nothing, you know.

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