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What Made you Think Today?

Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by CaseytheMuppet, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, since we don't have the frown thread anymore, I guess this could go here, but they finally have in custody the ones who are responsible for the wildfires that spread into Gatlinburg last week, and as is turns out, it's a couple of kids (or, more accurately, juvenile delinquents). See, this just furthers my lack of hope and faith in the future of our society when you see that much of today's youth does stuff like this. Considering the sheer magnitude of the wildfires that have been burning for months, as well as the fire spreading into Gatlinburg destroying homes and businesses, as well as claiming the lives of fourteen people, I believe these kids should be tried as adults, and that murder should be a charge.
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  2. MUPPETFAN1976

    MUPPETFAN1976 Well-Known Member

    Well, there are many things that have made me think recently, but at the same time they also made me very sad.
    On September 28th, I lost my great uncle due to sickness. I got my Junior Ring on the 9th of November and it just made me think how proud he would be if he were still here to see not only that, but my graduation.
    The same goes for my grandfather who I lost 5 years ago in his sleep. He would also be proud of my accomplishments. Incidentally, the day of his death, May 5, 2011, was also the very first time I performed on stage as I performed Iago in Aladdin Kids at my elementary school. Oh, how he would've been proud.
    I love you both! I miss you!!
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  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    So many people keep talking about how the 90s was the last "truly great" decade, and I've pretty much just chalked it up to how 90s is just pretty much everybody's object of nostalgia right now since nostalgia seems to run in twenty-year cycles (ten years ago we were nostalgic for the 80s, ten years from now we'll be nostalgic about the 2000s), and how a number of Gen Y'ers would say that simply because they grew up in the 90s, yadda-yadda-yadda. But I recently read an interesting YouTube comments that actually puts some interesting perspective on just why the 90s really was the last "truly great" decade: because it was the last decade before 9-11 happened. Prior to 9-11 (including the 90s), much everybody was more relaxed, laid back, and carefree; since 9-11, however, everybody is more on edge, cautious, walking on eggshells, we feel less free, we feel less safe, we feel less secure . . . that, and the usual complaint of P.C. gone mad.

    But, I guess when you think about it, and put into that perspective, then I guess most things considered, then yes, the 90s really was the last "truly great" decade.

    Then again, I personally would know, but the 90s was the first decade I've lived through . . . I could agree that it was more relaxed, laid back, and carefree, but that's because I was a kid in the 90s, so what cares did I have in the world then? The 2000s were a pretty good decade as well that I can recall, save for a couple of bad years (2004 and 20016), but I will say that the New Tens have been a rocky decade for sure. At least for me anyway.
  4. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    I'm actually already feeling nostalgic for the early 2010s (specificially 2010 and 2011) when I was a tween, but I'm 17, so what do I know? The 2010s have been a good decade for me (the only really bad years being 2014 and 2012).
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  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    There's a number of buildings throughout my city that have really elaborate and abstract murals painted on the side by graffiti artists, and it got me to think of how if it wasn't for the side window and awning that Hooper's Store has had since Season 30, David Gallo's retro redesign as of Season 46 would probably feel more complete if it too had some sort of an abstract mural painted on the side wall like it used to:
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I can't believe I didn't figure this out before. . . .

    Every year around this time, I go through a spell where when I get up in the morning, the first thing I feel like doing is crawling underneath something and taking a nap: I always wake up feeling tired and groggy like I haven't gotten enough sleep (even though, most things considered, I have).

    But now, it's finally donned on me why this happens: the time change! It takes a long time to adjust to the stupid time change! I can't believe I couldn't figure this out before!
  7. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    Isn't Knoxville close to the borderline between Eastern and Central time?
    A few years back I drove through to see my sister in Nashville and we gained an hour. (lost it on the way back East).

    What if you lived right on the border? And dealing with daylight savings time? Might as well be a bear and hibernate.
  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, basically just a couple of counties to the west of us and the rest of the state is Central.
  9. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    So I think I might know why my iPod Touch takes such a long time to download apps.

    1. It's old (A few years actually)

    2. I've erased it so many times (Almost 10 times now)
  10. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I went to visit my teacher this morning at school and she gave me very wise advice and information about my brand new iPhone 7.
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I really can't help but wonder if my rosacea is actually starting to get worse. I mean, I'm sure it's partly to do with the weather warming up considerably (mid-80s for the rest of the month, basically), but my face will remain red and flushed even when I'm not doing anything to trigger it . . . matter of fact, my face actually hasn't not been red for a number of days now.
  12. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    It's an autoimmune syndrome, right? Will it commonly increase as you age, like other autoimmune diseases (arthritis, for instance)?
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    No, it's both a skin and neurological condition that's very common of people of Celtic roots (yours truly), but I don't believe it has anything to do with autoimmunity or anything. Basically, my face involuntarily flushes when triggered by something (most commonly heat, but things like stress and over exersion can also trigger it), and I basically look and feel like I've been sunburned when I really haven't. It normally comes and goes throughout the day, usually only lasting for a brief period of time, but it hasn't gone away in days, which is really odd.
  14. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Gotcha. Granted, I know you've had hotter days than usual (Wakko voice: HellOOOOO climate change!), and I'd be willing to bet you've been feeling stressed of late by the world in general.
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  15. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Dude.... How did I not see this thread?

    I'm definitely bumping it up.

    Honestly..... Just everything right now.

    I have a habit of thinking alot, and it's frustrating. There are days I wish I could just let go of my thoughts.
  16. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Today is my little sister's 16th birthday. The first time we spent her birthday at the house we're currently living in, she was 6 years old! I can't believe it's been over a decade. It doesn't feel that long.
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  17. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    As rocky as this decade was, at least you can look forward to 2020.
    Nabisco will commemorate the decade with a limited edition of a popular cookie.

    "Fig New Tens". 8)

    If that don't cheer you up, nothing will.
  18. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    2010s have definitely been rocky. So far the only crummy years I've had were 2011, 2014, 2016 and 2017 in regards to this decade.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2018
  19. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    Ever stop to think, some of the members who started these threads, sometimes years ago...

    where are they now?

    Some threads that have thousands of posts on them, did they ever imagine what they started, how far it would run?
  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Puppeteers have enough trouble just trying to stay out of frame when shooting in a traditional format . . . can you just imagine the complications and challenges that would be presented if you tried shooting puppetry in VR/360 video format?

    I can imagine Jim Henson being like a giddy school kid trying to figure something like that out, while his associates probably think he's lost his mind.
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