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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby wicked woman » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:14 pm

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wicked woman wrote:@ Dug :clap: Spend it on something sensible. Pub? Bookshop? Difficult to choose.


Bookshop with a pub in it?

That's a good idea! Sort of an alcoholic version of Waterstones. :D

Edit - mis-spelled alcoholic and the spell check gave me chocoholic, even better. :D :D :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby janet » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:39 pm

On a similar theme, I'm still smiling because I'm going on an adventure next Friday to see a new play and the theatre recommended a place for eating before the performance. So, I rang the hotel/pub just now to ask if they could recommend anywhere for B and B and they do that too. Sorted :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby wicked woman » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:12 pm

janet wrote:On a similar theme, I'm still smiling because I'm going on an adventure next Friday to see a new play and the theatre recommended a place for eating before the performance. So, I rang the hotel/pub just now to ask if they could recommend anywhere for B and B and they do that too. Sorted :D

Have a nice time.
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Penfold » Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:09 am

Have fun. :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Catch-up » Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:00 pm

Sounds fun Janet, hope you have a good time!

I should have two reasons to smile today. I'm going to Ghoultide Gatherings, a Halloween art show here in town. They had this for the first time last year but I was too sick to go. Have no idea what prices will be but I love Halloween stuff! And, I'll be having dinner with a friend tonight. :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:21 pm

Been in one SF&F in Prague when I was at an Europeancon one year. :mrgreen:
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Mycroft Vimes » Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:33 pm

wicked woman wrote:Edit - mis-spelled alcoholic and the spell check gave me chocoholic, even better. :D :D :D

You also know my favourite chocolatier...?
http://www.chocoholic.nl//https://www.facebook.com/Chocoholic.nl :D
That reminds me to pay him a visit soon! :mrgreen:
Amongst other things,reading about how Jeb Corliss made it through "The flying dagger"(http://www.today.com/news/daredevil-attempt-flying-dagger-jump-through-crack-mountain-8C11273380),made me smile today.
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby janet » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:27 pm

Trip to Cumbria is all booked now :D
Hats off to Laurel and Hardy by Lucky Dog Theatre Productions at the Heron Theatre, Beetham on Friday 4th Oct, following its World Premiere last night!
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:35 am

That's another fine mess..... They still make me laugh have a good time. :lol:
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Catch-up » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:20 pm

Had such a great day yesterday! :D The Halloween art show was awesome. Came home with a weird little monster sculpture. He's clutching a lollipop. Then had dinner with one of my closest friends. My face hurts from laughing so much. He's possibly the only person in the world who knows exactly what's going on in my head at any given time.
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:13 pm

Sitting in the pub using their free WI FI. :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Penfold » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:33 pm

Listening to Sir terry, Rob, and Rod Brown bantering amongst themselves and almost 'forgetting' they had an audience in front of them. :lol:
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Ghost » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:41 pm

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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby chuckie » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:57 pm

Spent the day at Pistons and Props at Sywell airport. Good fun watching the aircraft, better fun looking at all the classic cars. Saw a make i'd never heard of before, Gordon Keeble. (the turtle moves!)
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Re: What made you smile today? 8

Postby Quatermass » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:16 am

I've been on a Freeman's Mind marathon. For those of you not in the know, Freeman's Mind is a video series that has a modified playthrough of Half-Life, but with commentary in the form of Ross Scott, the video series' creator, playing the neurotic and sociopathic mind of physicist protagonist Gordon Freeman.

One of the funniest bits is when Gordon Freeman, while fighting against a squad of soldiers, decides to start singing Modern Major General. Partway through, he decides to create new lyrics...



For those who can't understand him, here are the lyrics...

"I am the very model of a modern Major-General"
"I've information vegetable, animal and mineral"
"I know the kings of England and I quote the fights historical"
"From Marathon to Waterloo and categorical."

"I am very well acquainted, too, with matters mathematical"
"I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical"
"About binomial theorem I'm teeming with a lot of news"
"With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse"

"I'm very good at integral and differential calculus"
"I know the scientific names of beings animalculous"
"In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral"
"I am the very model of a modern Major-General"

"I know our mythic history King Arthur and Sir Caradoc's"
"I answer hard-acrostics, I've a pretty taste for paradox"
"I quote in elegiacs all the crimes of Heliogabalus"
"In conics I can floor peculiarities parabolous"


(Spoken: You know, this song is kinda dated. It's supposed to be modern major-general. I'm gonna add a new verse.)

"I can fire at a target and hit it at least half the time"
"or graph out an electron path while using only numbers prime"
"I calculate the fall rate of a bullet shot a thousand yards"
"I perforate the thick heads of a hundred military guards."

"I can make a simulation of an atom bomb and build one too"
"Or flank a dozen men and ambush ten of them right out of the blue"
"From SMGs to RPGs, I carry quite an arsenal"
"And skip around a war zone like a sub-atomic particle."

"Every soldier out here wants to kill me for my curiosity"
"I wage war on the whole damn world because of my tenacity"
"In matters combat tactical and physics theoretical"
"I am the very model of a modern Major-General."
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