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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:22 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Been there, done that!
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Postby Quatermass » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:21 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Digging up an old topic here.

Today I learned about the Wilhelm Scream.

This is a sound effect that was first used in the early 50s of a man screaming. It was used very often in lots of TV and movies productions and has now become a cinematic sound cliché, with some directors adding it because it is so famous. :D


Ah, yes. Even the makers of Dragonball Z Abridged have got in on the act.

You can blame George Lucas for that. :roll:


And there's another famous scream, sometimes mistaken for the Wilhelm Scream, but it is actually the Howie Long Scream.
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Postby meerkat » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:09 am

Not as good in MO as the Wilhelm.
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Postby Quatermass » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:00 am

meerkat wrote:Not as good in MO as the Wilhelm.


But useful if you want to take something from the sublime to the ridiculous. :)

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Postby meerkat » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:12 pm

I've just learnt about the New Madrid Fault in America. Read up on the comment by swreader and then hit the Web. I'd never heard of it until now!
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Postby raisindot » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:00 pm

meerkat wrote:I've just learnt about the New Madrid Fault in America. Read up on the comment by swreader and then hit the Web. I'd never heard of it until now!


I just learned what an earthquake feels like. Also see SWreader's "Washington Gets Shaken Up" topic.
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Postby meerkat » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:23 am

Are you ok Rainsdot?
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Postby raisindot » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:12 pm

meerkat wrote:Are you ok Rainsdot?


Shaken, but not stirred. It was kind of cool, actually, in the same way that getting drenched with rain spurred by a hurricane decimating the coast a thousand miles away is cool. If you're not in the "eye," it's more of an experience than a calamity.
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Postby meerkat » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:15 pm

I hope everyone who underwent the tremor is ok.
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Postby ChristianBecker » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:39 pm

raisindot wrote:
meerkat wrote:Are you ok Rainsdot?


Shaken, but not stirred. It was kind of cool, actually, in the same way that getting drenched with rain spurred by a hurricane decimating the coast a thousand miles away is cool. If you're not in the "eye," it's more of an experience than a calamity.


Did it arouse you? I'm asking because I read in this book (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aztec_(book)) that earthquakes do that (when they're not killing you, that is).
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Postby poohcarrot » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:45 pm

raisindot wrote:Shaken, but not stirred. It was kind of cool, actually, in the same way that getting drenched with rain spurred by a hurricane decimating the coast a thousand miles away is cool. If you're not in the "eye," it's more of an experience than a calamity.

For 15 years I thought it was kind of cool to be in an earthquake. You think, wow, I could have died, but I didn't. So now I realise my own mortality and I'm going to do the things I want to do and not be afraid because I've just experienced a near death moment. 8)

Then the biggie hit Japan in March, and that and the aftershocks screwed me up big time.
There were aftershocks most days, but a couple of weeks after March 11 there were big 4 big aftershocks on one day, all bigger than the Washington quake, all of them knocked things over in my house. There were times in March when I honestly thought if I went to sleep, I wouldn't wake up again because I'd be crushed to death in my bed. :(

Hence my 2 month sabbatical. I was a tad strung out.:D
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Postby Dotsie » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:28 pm

Well it's good to have you back :D (that's as mushy as I get - if I say anything sarky you just say "typical" and do the eye-rolly thing :roll: )
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Postby Tiffany » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:32 pm

raisindot wrote:
meerkat wrote:Are you ok Rainsdot?


Shaken, but not stirred. It was kind of cool, actually, in the same way that getting drenched with rain spurred by a hurricane decimating the coast a thousand miles away is cool. If you're not in the "eye," it's more of an experience than a calamity.


My pal, who lives in Boston was telling me all about the Earthquake last night on MSN. Until then I hadn't heard anything about it. :oops:
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Postby poohcarrot » Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:44 am

Dotsie wrote:Well it's good to have you back :D (that's as mushy as I get - if I say anything sarky you just say "typical" and do the eye-rolly thing :roll: )

Bless your little Dotsie socks! :P
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Postby Dotsie » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:52 am

Yeah, yeah. I'm feeling better now :P
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