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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #80 on: October 27, 2017, 06:51:29 AM »
Well, then.
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #81 on: November 02, 2017, 08:55:50 AM »
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #82 on: November 05, 2017, 02:38:57 PM »

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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #83 on: November 06, 2017, 04:47:27 AM »
I like herring, I just cannot stand them in a cream sauce.
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #84 on: November 06, 2017, 05:05:00 AM »
It's a while since I listened to Britten's recording of Albert Herring.
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #85 on: November 06, 2017, 07:16:34 AM »
It's a while since I listened to Britten's recording of Albert Herring.

I've never ever listened to it (recording and work, that is). What am I missing? Am I really missing anything?
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #86 on: November 06, 2017, 07:58:11 AM »
I've never ever listened to it (recording and work, that is). What am I missing? Am I really missing anything?
This is getting dangerously off-topic. ;) It's a couple of years since I heard it, so can't really say much about the piece. It's not my favourite Britten opera (Peter Grimes, Turn of the Screw, A Death in Venice are the ones I like most) - but I like all of them.
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #87 on: November 10, 2017, 04:17:54 AM »
6 workdays remaining until my Thanksgiving break.

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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #88 on: January 18, 2018, 06:07:32 AM »
Rhonda just asked me if I would mind holding for a minute.
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #89 on: January 22, 2018, 07:02:07 AM »
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #90 on: January 26, 2018, 06:40:24 AM »
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #91 on: January 30, 2018, 07:09:42 AM »
One of the queerest euphemisms in English, I think:  “strong language.”
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #92 on: February 02, 2018, 06:48:23 AM »
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #93 on: February 05, 2018, 08:09:07 AM »
I did not watch the game, and only learnt about this from a co-worker this morning:

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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #94 on: February 06, 2018, 09:24:05 AM »
Was Ghostbusters truly Rick Moranis's finest hour?
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #95 on: February 06, 2018, 01:33:53 PM »
Was Ghostbusters truly Rick Moranis's finest hour?

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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #96 on: February 07, 2018, 12:25:15 AM »
Contrary to what one may read here and there online, and in certain works by respected naval historians, USS Alaska and USS Guam were NOT WWII battlecruisers.

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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #97 on: February 07, 2018, 06:24:21 AM »
Was Ghostbusters truly Rick Moranis's finest hour?

Nope. He great as Dark Helmet in Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs. Also, as another member mentioned, he was equally great in SCTV.
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #98 on: February 12, 2018, 09:20:16 AM »
“Who does your taxes?”
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #99 on: February 13, 2018, 10:51:26 AM »
Overheard in the Valentine’s Day card queue:  “I struggle with the cheese factor.”
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