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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby datsunaholic » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:42 am

Lord Jim wrote:How do you get an ear worm for a song you haven't heard in years?

A few days ago, for no apparent reason, the silly 60s novelty song Guitarzan popped into my head, and I can't get it out... :?

(Well I can, but it keeps coming back...)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3_1KN5c4BU

You can always try to force it out with Ahab the Arab.
Well, at least he gets 24 hours notice. That's more than most of us get. All most of us get is, "Mind that bus!" "What bus?" _splat_
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Big RR » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:24 pm

Or Alley Oop.
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Postby RayThom » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:37 pm

Earworms slowly wiggle away when you're totally unaware. Go to bed screaming that you want it to stop, and by morning it's gone. Almost never to return.

A few years ago I couldn't get the "Think Music" from Final Jeopardy out of my head. Over and over it played whenever my mind wandered, and as you all know it wanders a lot. It seemed that the music lasted for months. Then one day -- POOF! -- it was gone.

I still watch Jeopardy almost daily and the worm refuses to crawl back into my auditory meatus.

To paraphrase Kurt Vonnegut, “Here is the earworm, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.”

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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Crackpot » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:46 am

Why do news obits use the word “dies”? At the time of the news the event has already past. Surely “died” would make more sense.
Okay... There's all kinds of things wrong with what you just said.
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby MajGenl.Meade » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:55 pm

Sounds a bit too active, don't it just? How about "dead"?
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Lord Jim » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:02 pm

Present tense is used in the news to describe events that have already happened all the time...

The headline always reads, "X Wins The Super bowl", not "X Won The Super Bowl"...

"Dow Plunges 500 Points", not "Dow Plunged 500 Points"...
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Long Run » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:13 pm

news = current event
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Joe Guy » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:45 am

Currently, I'm getting very tired of hearing people on TV and radio using the word, "Surreal". It seems to be the latest word gone viral (which is another word I'm sick of hearing). Pardon me, I've got to go pepper spray a kid that I see walking on my front lawn...
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Long Run » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:57 pm

It's literally making me sick.
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Postby RayThom » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:48 pm

At the end of the day... It is what it is.
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Joe Guy » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:22 pm

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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby MajGenl.Meade » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:34 am

I can't wait for the next illuminating post
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby ex-khobar Andy » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:53 pm

Here you go, Major. Let me know if it's what you need. I think it's a nice one.

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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby BoSoxGal » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:56 pm

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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby BoSoxGal » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:59 pm

Ha ha! Cross-posted with another great mind! :lol:
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby MajGenl.Meade » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:06 pm

Both of a higher standard than expected! :lol:
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Lord Jim » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:07 pm

If I'm not around later, I'd like to let you know why...

I'm expecting a knock at the door from the Publisher's Clearinghouse folks...

(Well, at least I'm hoping to get that knock today, since it's a key part of my retirement strategy...)
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby Lord Jim » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:04 pm

I've been watching so much British and Aussie television lately that last night I had a dream where I was driving a car with the steering wheel on the wrong side... :?
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby BoSoxGal » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:45 pm

:lol:
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Re: Home for Random Thoughts

Postby MajGenl.Meade » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:58 am

Lord Jim wrote:I've been watching so much British and Aussie television lately that last night I had a dream where I was driving a car with the steering wheel on the wrong side... :?


You are....
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