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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by miss kermie, May 8, 2012.
Firefox has a "restore last session" feature, good for crashes or computer reboots.
Why am I starting to get a boatload of spam emails in my inbox recently?
We've had different discussions in the past about various different musical genres, and how they're classified and such, but I'm a little curious as to when the "cut-off-date" (for lack of a better word) is for music that's considered to be classified as "classical." The reason I ask is because much of the classical music we have is centuries old from composers like Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Handel, Schubert, and so forth - we're talking like 1600s, 1700s, and even 1800s. Then there's the work of Joplin, which many also consider to be classical music as well, yet it was considerably more recent - the early 1900s, to be exact, which was just over a hundred years ago. Are we so far ahead in terms of our time and music that anything that came before, say, the rock-n-roll era of the 1950s is now considered classical?
There are plenty of modern classical composers; the Russian school was active through the early 1900s, Bernstein and many other modernists ruled the middle of the last century, and in the latter decades of the 1980s-1990s you have the minimalist school (Philip Glass) and other postmodernists. "Classical" music does not equal "Baroque." A good NPR station will play plenty of newer as well as older stuff!
It's been a long time since I read the funny papers, when did OPUS go back to being called BLOOM COUNTY?
I believe Berkley Breathed re-started the strip fairly recently. It's sweet, but not nearly as witty as it was years ago.
Is the guy on the left in the first picture John Lithgow?
I seriously can't tell if it's him or not because I can't make out the face at the moment.
I know the girl in the last picture is America Ferrera though.
Yes, that is indeed John Lithgow.
Thank you. I couldn't tell if it was really him or not due to the face, and that's what I wanted to ask. Don't know why I couldn't figure it out myself for the first time though.
Is 'soi' pronounced "soy" or "swah"?
The world may never know...
Maybe. But according to Microsoft Sam, it's pronounced "swah", so it could go either way. Like I said, no one really knows which one is correct...
Okay, what is up with Katy Perry right now? I mean . . . just . . . what? Horrible haircut aside, these bizarre commercials she's putting out? These live streams of her meditating and sleeping? Interviews about her being in therapy? Is she okay?
She's probably fine, but her music career isn't doing too well right now. And I agree with you on that terrible haircut she has.
I recently got a copy of Rugrats: Season 1. Does anybody know why they put the opening and closing on every episode? The chapter stops list each half-episode together as originally aired, yet the opening precedes each episode, even the second-half episode, and the closing follows each episode, even the first half-episode.
And do other Nicktoons DVDs do this? I have the complete Hey Arnold and that doesn't do it, but is that done on other Nicktoons (maybe ones that came to DVD after Hey Arnold)?
My 'Angry Beavers: The Complete Series' DVDs do that, too. Before and after each episode, the theme song and credits play. I dunno why, though.
I caught this on [adult swim] last night and I'm just wondering:what the heck is this a parody of? I get the Indiana Jones part but the thing about the two girls, the talking box (?), and the pink squirrel is throwing me off. This has gotta be a reference to something:
Why am I getting the feeling that this is one of those skits that you have to know the source material to find it funny? I'm sure there are some hardcore Indiana Jones fans out there that don't fully understand this due to them crossing it over with the heck that is
The Magic Garden was a kids show from the early 70's. That's Carole and Paula, and the pink squirrel was Sherlock. If you were a kid in 1972, and were from New York, this was your Must-See TV.
45 years later, Carole and Paula still have a cult following, still perform live, and haven't aged at all. Channel 11 in New York still runs old episodes on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
A few years back I got to meet them, and confessed to Carole, that when I was four, she was my first crush.
Cars 3 came out in the UK yesterday I have just seen it. I think it is the best Cars film and one of the best Pixar films.
What are your thoughts on it?
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