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Offline greg

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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5180 on: October 30, 2020, 06:48:03 AM »
This makes me think of the Flemish "Bond zonder naam"  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
This social-critical organisation (The nameless alliance) tries to inspire (since 1947) the masses with monthly free sayings and maxims.
https://www.bzn.be/nl/home

You should apply Greg!
Lol, well if that stuff helps some people then I guess it has some value.

Too bad my browser isn't translating that website...

I modeled it after some of the cheesy inspirational pictures you see often on Facebook...
Wagie wagie get back in the cagie

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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5181 on: October 30, 2020, 04:39:51 PM »
The universe is change; life is opinion. - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Everything dies - Alien Bounty Hunter, The X-Files

Everyone dies - William Barr, United States Attorney General

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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5182 on: October 31, 2020, 06:45:40 PM »
"I can't live without music, because music is life." - Yvonne Lefébure

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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5183 on: November 02, 2020, 04:43:02 AM »

Cute (and clever) George!  :D

Saw this jaw-dropping photo today.  I'll provide a link to the story here:  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54780430



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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5184 on: November 27, 2020, 09:25:06 AM »
The universe is change; life is opinion. - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5185 on: November 27, 2020, 01:07:30 PM »


Which conductor/orchestra had this special vocal soloist?

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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5186 on: November 27, 2020, 02:06:50 PM »
"I can't live without music, because music is life." - Yvonne Lefébure

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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5187 on: November 27, 2020, 02:12:15 PM »

Love it!  When a cat wants some loving, it doesn't matter where or when.  :D  Hopefully, though, it was before they had started playing?  :o

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p.s.  Thanks George (I just saw your posting whilst I was typing my reply)!  I see that it was a stray; maybe it was hoping that someone would feed it?  I hope that it managed to find a forever home due to this.

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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5188 on: November 27, 2020, 02:32:40 PM »


Irrefutable evidence that Rachmaninoff smiled at least once.

Indeed...



The reason he didn’t smile much, and this was to his own admittance, is because he was a shy person in general.
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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5189 on: November 29, 2020, 12:12:48 PM »
Here’s one I did of Arnie, Alban and Anton:
“Competitions are for horses, not artists.”


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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5190 on: November 29, 2020, 03:24:16 PM »


Glenn Gould
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« Reply #5191 on: November 29, 2020, 06:32:55 PM »
Via Charles Downey

The replies to the tweet that posted this included one that said "The Venn diagram of people who can understand this and the people who cringe at it must be a perfect circle."

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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5192 on: November 30, 2020, 03:15:52 AM »
Via Charles Downey

The replies to the tweet that posted this included one that said "The Venn diagram of people who can understand this and the people who cringe at it must be a perfect circle."

But the bottom one should also be a treble clef!
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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5193 on: November 30, 2020, 06:32:31 AM »
But the bottom one should also be a treble clef!

Hence the cringeworthiness.

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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5194 on: December 01, 2020, 02:22:52 PM »
The universe is change; life is opinion. - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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Everyone dies - William Barr, United States Attorney General

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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5195 on: December 01, 2020, 02:28:53 PM »

What is the photo of?  Certainly of something in disrepair.

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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5197 on: December 01, 2020, 04:20:06 PM »

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/1/21754959/arecibo-observatory-platform-collapse-dish-puerto-rico-telescope

Thank you André.  I ran across an article on the BBC website a short time ago.  I was sorry to read about it.  I don't understand why Todd liked it.  It's a loss to the world.

From a BBC article:

"What is the history of the telescope?
By Paul Rincon, Science editor, BBC News website
The telescope was built in the early 1960s, with the intention of studying the ionised upper part of Earth's atmosphere, the ionosphere. But it was soon being used as an all-purpose radio observatory.
Radio astronomy is a field within the larger discipline that observes objects in the Universe by studying them at radio frequencies. A number of cosmic phenomena such as pulsars - magnetised, rotating stars - show emission at radio wavelengths.
The observatory provided the first solid evidence for a type of object known as a neutron star. It was also used to identify the first example of a binary pulsar (two magnetised neutron stars orbiting around a common centre of mass), which earned its discoverers the Nobel Prize in Physics.
The telescope helped to make the first definitive detection of exoplanets, planetary bodies orbiting other stars, in 1992.
It has also been used to listen for signals from intelligent life elsewhere in the cosmos and to track near-Earth asteroids.
Over the years, the main dish appeared as a location in movies, including GoldenEye, Pierce Brosnan's first outing as James Bond in 1995, and the 1997 science fiction drama Contact, starring Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey."

I'm sorry that they weren't able to keep it up.   :(  Glad though that no one was injured when it collapsed.

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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5198 on: December 01, 2020, 10:43:39 PM »
And for the hundredth time Todd's "pictures I like" is of the misfortune of others.

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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5199 on: December 01, 2020, 11:15:57 PM »
And for the hundredth time Todd's "pictures I like" is of the misfortune of others.

He’s the only GMG member I have on ignore and with good reason.
“Competitions are for horses, not artists.”