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General Discussion => The Pub => Topic started by: deBeauxOs on July 28, 2007, 02:12:55 PM

Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: deBeauxOs on July 28, 2007, 02:12:55 PM
Hello. My  name is Boom Boom and I'm an incorrigible drifter.

Hello. My  name is Croghan and I'm an incorrigible drifter.

Bonjour.  My name is deBeauxOs and I've been known to drift but I also know when to stop.   :annoyed:

I'm starting this thread for Boom Boom and Croghan.  Consider this intervention to be gentle and considerate.  Don't make me hurt you. (http://www.lafilleduperenoel.net/smilies/cat/diables/diables-lfdpn-060.gif)(http://www.lafilleduperenoel.net/smilies/cat/diables/diables-lfdpn-020.gif)

Just so they'll find it comfy and welcoming, I will furnish it with their most recent transgressions, err .... diversionary posts.

Quote from: Croghan27
... brebis - Don't know about shaving, but I have had mine burned off in several industrial accidents .... twice by heat and once by chemicals. They did come back, but in a different colour. Out with the red, in with the white.

Quote from: Boom Boom
I had my eyebrows burned off in a household accident (something to do with lighting a gast stove...) and they mercifully did grow back.

Quote from: Croghan27
Same colour? A doctor I spoke to said that the colour change is ...... 'not unheard of' - espceially with people past 'a certain age."

Quote from: Boom Boom
... deBeauxOs (hi, doll!) wants us to continue in the pub, but very quickly I'll reply that they grew back same colour - a reddish hue. My hair colour looks reddish brown in bright light. My eye colour is hazel. I'm not Irish, rather my ancestors are Scots Presbyterian/French Protestant (Huguenot). This combination leads to:  :wigout:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Boom Boom on July 28, 2007, 02:30:02 PM
I love the Drifters!

(http://www.procolharum.com/99/p/drifters1.jpg)
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: fern hill on July 28, 2007, 02:33:52 PM
deBeauxOs, this is unfair. Croghan and Boom Boom are no worse than others here. Drift is what BnRers do.

Are you setting non-drift standards higher for these two coz they are gyus? Isn't that a tad sexist? Hmmmmmm?
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: deBeauxOs on July 28, 2007, 02:34:22 PM
Quote from: Boom Boom
Quote from: deBeauxOs
Boom Boom, next time you feel the urge to drift, you'll know where to go. Here.
In my defence, I stayed out of the pub because last time I was in one, a barroom brawl ensued. Wasn't my fault. I've been on the wagon for quite a while now. :whis:


That's no defense.

Boom Boom, are you being provocative?  :evil:

Bad, Bad Boom Boom.   :wink:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Boom Boom on July 28, 2007, 02:38:49 PM
Quote from: deBeauxOs
Boom Boom, are you being provocative?  :evil:


Me? Never. :whis:  (http://forum.ship-of-fools.com/UBB-non-cgi/graemlins/killingme.gif)
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: fern hill on July 28, 2007, 02:42:08 PM
Furthermore, dBO is guilty of thread proliferation. There is a perfectly good drift thread (http://www.breadnroses.ca/forums/viewtopic.php?t=20813) already.
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: deBeauxOs on July 28, 2007, 02:44:46 PM
Yabbut fern hill, that one was started by Mandos and the subtext is ...., well you know, about mating aliens.

This one is dedicated to our worst, ummm, best drifters on the board.
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: fern hill on July 28, 2007, 02:50:29 PM
Yabbut, dBO, I still contend that putting it in The Pub is sexist.
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: deBeauxOs on July 28, 2007, 02:58:19 PM
Why?  Are Boom Boom and Croghan not MEN?  and proud of it too.  That quality of gyuhood transpires, err .... sweats from every one of their drifts.
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: skdadl on July 28, 2007, 03:02:54 PM
Ooh, look. deBeauxOs and fyrnova are pulling each other's hair on this thread too.   :popcorn
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Croghan27 on July 28, 2007, 03:11:04 PM
well, deBeauxOs, There Goes Us, Baby (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noFS4_oEakI). I can see in This Magic Moment (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvHSSxGrTtw), it is fern hill that will Stand By Me. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9Y6ARjIL-E).

But that's okay ... somewhere, no doubt just outside Spanish Harlem (http://www.tubecodes.com/details.php?video_id=lvRr2fhawvE), Boom Boom and I will crawl out from Under The Boardwalk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV6WgRAN9FU), make it to Up On The Roof, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tqu0MrlPTro&mode=related&search=) and then On Broadway (http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ke6SDKNbnxA), You'll be wishin you let us be Drifters (http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ke6SDKNbnxA) around your thread .....

I'm off to the Legion in a couple of minutes, but you'll be eatin yer heart out that we didn't all spend Saturday Night At The Movies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO3_rYa3azI&mode=related&search=)
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: fern hill on July 28, 2007, 03:15:51 PM
Ben E King rox!
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Boom Boom on July 28, 2007, 04:48:01 PM
Gene Vincent rocks and the Blue Caps roll!
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Boom Boom on July 28, 2007, 05:10:09 PM
I've been to the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Croghan27 on July 28, 2007, 06:31:01 PM
Quote from: Boom Boom
Gene Vincent rocks and the Blue Caps roll!

Speaking of Genes .... I always like Gene Pitney.

His Town Without Pity was sort of blah .. but "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mQMDWfKaW8) is a terrific piece of music - well written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, (who else  :shock: ) and the best thing out of movies since High Noon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n86WXkd1ns). (Here done by Frankie Lane, but in the film by 'Tex' Rritter'.)

* from corporate games, the song never appeared in the film.
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Boom Boom on July 28, 2007, 07:34:08 PM
I never saw Dion when he was a slicked-down rocker, but I heard him several times in his incarnation as a folk singer at Ottawa's old Le Hibou coffeehouse on Sussex.
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: on July 29, 2007, 09:29:35 AM
Fuckity fuck fuck. The one morning that I can spend online reading threads and I even have the time to post this morning, my stupid touch pad goes berserk on me. It clicks everything, and I've spent nearly 20 minutes trying to figure out how to make it stop, and I can't figure it out.   :smash:  Gonna try the old reboot.
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: on July 29, 2007, 09:32:06 AM
FAAACCCCKKKK!!!

URGH!
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: deBeauxOs on July 30, 2007, 10:23:31 AM
Quote from: Boom Boom
Quote from: deBeauxOs
Unfortunately, I suspect that Boom Boom and Croghan actually like the negative attention they get when they continue to post information irrelevant to the topic of this thread.  At this point, I don't care anymore.

I apologise for causing offence. I can be a bit of a smarty pants sometimes. :oops:


Brat!  Give yourself 10, no make that 20, lashes with a wet noodle.   :twisted:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Boom Boom on July 30, 2007, 10:29:32 AM
Quote from: deBeauxOs
Brat!  Give yourself 10, no make that 20, lashes with a wet noodle.   :twisted:


Does it matter whether it's a spaghetti or lasagna noodle?  :panic
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: on July 30, 2007, 10:32:28 AM
It has to be fettucine. Lasagna has too many crests and troughs and therefore will make a poor whip. Spaghetti is too thin. Fettucine is just right.
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: deBeauxOs on July 30, 2007, 10:38:22 AM
eph ...  :highfive
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Boom Boom on July 30, 2007, 11:17:46 AM
Speaking of fettucini, is the version by Chef Boyardee still available?  :P
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: lagatta on July 30, 2007, 11:28:17 AM
I most certainly hope not!

Whips must be al dente!  :twisted:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: deBeauxOs on July 30, 2007, 11:31:06 AM
Am I allowed to answer that question or must I drift, too ?  :mrgreen:

Check out this old Chef Boy-Ar-Dee commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSFIdYcClrs).
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Boom Boom on July 30, 2007, 11:37:47 AM
Ah, the 1950s - those were the days!  I actually remember these spaghetti kits. I grew up on Chef Boyardee pizza mixes, by the way - every Saturday night I'd make one.

(remember the expression: "Cooking used to be an art, now it's a Kraft" ?)  :roll:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: lagatta on July 30, 2007, 11:48:45 AM
Well, if you like pushing women back into the kitchen and persecuting anyone who is at all "different", yeah, then the 1950s were just great.  :roll:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Boom Boom on July 30, 2007, 11:51:43 AM
Yes, I know the 50s were an awful decade in so many ways, no argument there. It's just that I didn't realize precisely how bad they were until later - I was quite young in the 50s, after all.
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: belva on July 30, 2007, 12:28:13 PM
Wow! I'm getting dizzy trying to follow all the drifts here--right [er NO--can't do that here--this is BnR :roll: ]--sharp left, up, down, easy left, sideways, hard left, skyward, no--a short left! GOSH--it' not even Friday--I'm goin' to need a drink--no, too early--anyone have smelling salts? I'm going to f--a--
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Caissa on July 30, 2007, 01:57:58 PM
Is this the thread about driftwood art?
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Boom Boom on July 30, 2007, 02:04:35 PM
Art Vandelay? The architect? He did art?  :shock:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Caissa on July 30, 2007, 02:12:57 PM
Art Garfunkel covered Drifter's songs?
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: belva on July 30, 2007, 03:07:02 PM
Artie Shaw recorded that, didn't he? :mrgreen:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Boom Boom on July 30, 2007, 03:34:53 PM
I once fell alseep at the Shaw Festival.
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: deBeauxOs on July 30, 2007, 04:00:41 PM
Quote from: Boom Boom
I once fell alseep at the Shaw Festival.

Not festive enuff for you, party Hardy Boy?
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: skdadl on July 30, 2007, 04:16:33 PM
The Hardy Boys? Someone here remembers the Hardy Boys?

I always preferred the Bobbsey Twins.
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Holly Stick on July 30, 2007, 04:17:49 PM
Bert 'n Nan 'n Freddie 'n Floozie! :P
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Boom Boom on July 30, 2007, 04:30:19 PM
Arrrgh... I got nothin'. :oops: :age:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: skdadl on July 30, 2007, 04:42:15 PM
You mean you don't remember Nancy Drew?
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Boom Boom on July 30, 2007, 04:57:58 PM
I'se Drawing a blank. :wink:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Caissa on July 31, 2007, 07:27:40 AM
You'se shooting blanks :whis:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Boom Boom on July 31, 2007, 10:43:39 AM
:annoyed:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Caissa on July 31, 2007, 10:47:29 AM
It's the mosquioes. Aren't you trying to shoot them with a .22? Helps if you use live ammo. :D
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Boom Boom on July 31, 2007, 11:06:52 AM
No mosquitoes here, or at least I just haven't seen any. It's blackflies, all the friggin' time. Haven't tried the baby oil yet (don't have any). I have quite a huge supply of Off! and it works, although it's icky. More rain coming, more cold weather. Our summer lasted I think ten days, and it never went over 24C. It's like April or October here. I think my garden is dead. What a crappy year we've had. At least 2008 can't be any worse.  :age:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: belva on August 03, 2007, 04:16:00 PM
my how time flies! :shock:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Boom Boom on August 03, 2007, 04:21:11 PM
One of my neighbours came over to offer advice - I need to water the crops more often. We've had rain every week since April. :roll:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: deBeauxOs on August 04, 2007, 02:26:08 PM
Quote from: skdadl
... the host of that program was Pete Seeger, the fellow sitting with his back to the camera. A couple of months ago I came across this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q53PGmI8F0) of the Beers family singing "Dumbarton's Drums" on that same show. Funny: I don't remember that show from 50s/60s TV, although I'm sure I should.
Was it produced by a US network?  Back then, in the 50's and 60's, programs of that caliber were not syndicated to the CBC.  Stuff like Ed Sullivan was acceptable, probably because Wayne and Schuster made frequent appearances.  Even now, many excellent PBS productions are never shown in Canada.

BTW, I looked up Pete Seeger on IMDb and I can't find under his name (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0781517/) the name of this program.  It would be listed in the "self" category since he was the host, no?
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: skdadl on August 04, 2007, 02:34:28 PM
deBeauxOs, which thread are we on now?   :shock:

In any event ...  I think that we were watching USian TV on the major networks from early on, yes/no? In those days, there were only three USian networks, ABC, CBS, and NBC, but I'm pretty sure we got them, even pre-cable, and even in benighted Calgary.

I don't know when PBS started up, but it has to have been late sixties, at least, after I'd left home and stopped watching TV for some years. It took me many years to find PBS.
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Holly Stick on August 04, 2007, 02:39:35 PM
Didn't we just have one or two TV stations for a while?  We were on the farm, I wonder if that made a difference.  I remember Ed Sullivan, Peyton Place, The Honeymooners, Jack Benny...
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: skdadl on August 04, 2007, 02:45:55 PM
Yes, but I think we were watching those on CBS etc. Now, I could be wrong, but I thought that we were.

NB: I didn't see TV at all until 1956, the year we moved to Calgary. At that point Medicine Hat still did not have reception, although people were buying TVs and throwing parties where everyone would sit and watch the snow.  

I'm not making this up.

The night we moved to Calgary, we stayed in a motel because it was too late to move into the house. There was a TV set in my parents' room, so all of us (that's five kids, my parents, and the dog and the cat) sat on my parents' bed together and just stared at that machine for hours. I can still remember two of the shows we watched -- Fury, which was a series about a horse, and the Joseph Cotten Theatre, which was brilliant. I even remember the plot of that one -- I always loved Joseph Cotten.
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: deBeauxOs on August 04, 2007, 02:53:11 PM
skdadl, I replied here to your post because I did not want to instigate a major drift in the Memorials thread, given the sub-topic - TV programs of the 50s and 60s.   :wink:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: skdadl on August 04, 2007, 02:57:24 PM
Gotcha.   :wink:

I just sent off a note to the brothers, who will remember the details better, I think ... although one of them is always wrong.
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: fern hill on August 04, 2007, 03:03:38 PM
Oh, so now just anybody can use BoomBoom and Croghan's driftspace?

Youse gyus is drifting. :drift_police:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: skdadl on August 04, 2007, 03:06:09 PM
Oh. I see.

So now I am "just anybody."    :twisted:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: deBeauxOs on August 04, 2007, 03:06:13 PM
fern hill

These posts would have been drift bait in the Memorials thread for Boom Boom.  I wanted to reply to skdadl's point and I thought that he would surely have something to add, given the topic.  

 :annoyed:  Humph!!!
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: fern hill on August 04, 2007, 03:14:16 PM
That's double-drifting, dBO, or serial drifting, or duplicitous drifiting. Serious crimes, missy.
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Croghan27 on August 04, 2007, 03:22:34 PM
Quote from: skdadl
Oh. I see.

So now I am "just anybody."    :twisted:


Just anybody?  Just anybody????

Say that with pride ... you have been acknowledged as one of the common mass of humanity ..... the genesis of all knowledge and creativity , wealth and goodness.

Conrad Black could never make it as 'just anybody' KC Irving was never 'just anybody', Dick C., George W.B. and Libby could not make it; Stevie Harper pretends he is one, but we all know he just could not cut it.

The little guy from Shawinigan made a living with his faux-just anybody.

What a great thing to say about someone, what a fine thing to have said about you.   :hug:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Boom Boom on August 04, 2007, 03:34:18 PM
I remember well in the early 50s watching the Honeymooners, Milton Berle, and other stuff, through the railings of our Ottawa house, on CBC - the only station we had. Then a few years later, some really awful children's programming - Howdy Doody, Mickey Mouse Club (Annette and the Louseketeers  singing "M-i-c-k-e-y  M-o-u-s-e") was the worse earworm I had for a long time. Then in the early 60s, CTV started with CJOH on Merivale Road in City View (Nepean) and television really got with it, and more US stations came online.
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Post by: Croghan27 on August 04, 2007, 03:54:18 PM
If my mind is not too foggy, I remember Oscar Brand (http://www.oscarbrand.com/) has a CBC show for a while.

And Dylan's first TV appearance was on the CBC - a half hour. I recall seeing it ... strange, very strange but oddly attracting. The only thing I could find about it on the net was:
Quote
1/2/64 - Quest - CBC-TV, Toronto****6 songs (30m)
The Times They are a-Changin'/World War 3 Blues/Hattie Carroll/Girl from the North Country/A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall/Restless Farewell
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Holly Stick on August 04, 2007, 03:58:45 PM
M I C... See you next week!
K E Y... Why? Because we like you!
M O U S E

Curse you, Boom Boom! :lalala:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: skdadl on August 04, 2007, 04:14:03 PM
Boom Boom! Holly Stick! Stop! Stopppppp!

Gaaaaah!
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Post by: sparqui on August 04, 2007, 04:57:22 PM
Peyton Place -- Holly mentioned Peyton Place. I used to be sent to bed when it came on but I was allowed to watch the opening credits. There was a gazebo in the shot and that so lovely but melancholic music.

Check this out! The score is there but the dialogue, "thoroughly modern housewife" is priceless:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHhguvzhXyI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHhguvzhXyI)
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Post by: Boom Boom on August 04, 2007, 07:26:45 PM
Quote from: Holly Stick
M I C... See you next week!
K E Y... Why? Because we like you!
M O U S E

Curse you, Boom Boom! :lalala:


 :spit:  :rotfl:  :age:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: skdadl on August 04, 2007, 07:32:46 PM
Purging TAT ... and considering demanding that both Boom Boom and Holly Stick be banned for writing out that infernal song.   :twisted:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Boom Boom on August 04, 2007, 07:34:46 PM
Hi Mousketeers!

(http://www.fiftiesweb.com/allwall/annette.jpg)

And, the ending...

(Softly)

Now's the time to say goodbye
To all our company
Through the years we'll all be friends
Wherever we may be
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E
Mickey Mouse, Mickey Mouse
Forever let us hold our banner high
M-I-C - See ya real soon!
K-E-Y - Why? Because we like you!
M-O-U-S-E!!
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: skdadl on August 04, 2007, 07:52:20 PM
Puging TAT again.

Somebody stop Boom Boom!   :shock:
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Post by: Boom Boom on August 04, 2007, 07:58:29 PM
Another awful earworm was by the Beach Boys - remember this?

Went to a dance, lookin for romance
Saw barbara ann, so I thought Id take a chance
With barbara ann, barbara ann
Take my hand
You got me rockin and a-rollin
(oh! oh!)
Rockin and a-reelin
Barbara ann ba ba
Ba ba ba ba black sheep

 :panic
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: fern hill on August 04, 2007, 08:02:16 PM
He's evul, innee?
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Post by: skdadl on August 04, 2007, 08:10:16 PM
Good night, sweethearts,
Well, it's time to go

*ba da da da dum*

etc

Good night, sweethearts,
Good night.   :hug:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Boom Boom on August 04, 2007, 10:02:01 PM
Irene, goodnight, Irene, goodnight,
 Goodnight, Irene, goodnight, Irene,
 I'll see you in my dreams.  :hug:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: deBeauxOs on August 04, 2007, 11:03:14 PM
Quote from: Boom Boom
I remember well in the early 50s watching the Honeymooners, Milton Berle, and other stuff, through the railings of our Ottawa house ...

 :shock:  Boom Boom, why did your parents keep you inside a railed enclosure?
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Post by: Boom Boom on August 04, 2007, 11:24:40 PM
:rotfl:  Actually, I meant to say I watched through the stairway railings at the top floor of our Ottawa house - my parents thought I was asleep, but I snuck out of bed to watch the TV. The beginning of my life of crime. :spy:  :whis:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: deBeauxOs on August 04, 2007, 11:29:10 PM
De-railed?   :twisted:
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Post by: Boom Boom on August 04, 2007, 11:31:47 PM
Actually my "life of crime" was a railing against the oppressors.  :evil:
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Post by: Croghan27 on August 05, 2007, 07:55:57 AM
Quote from: Boom Boom
Irene, goodnight, Irene, goodnight,
 Goodnight, Irene, goodnight, Irene,
 I'll see you in my dreams.  :hug:


Onna my most fav tunes of all time there, Boom Boom ..... "last Saturday night I got married, me and the wife settled down, Now me and the wife are parted, Guess I'll take another walk downtown ..... " so simple, so sad  :(

and burned into my consciousness is Maggy Muggins (http://www.igs.net/cyberads/1/p8038.html) signing off saying: "I don't know what will happen tomorrow." (after sayin bub bye to Mr. MacGarrity.)
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Post by: anne cameron on August 05, 2007, 08:17:42 AM
Trixie Beldon can whip Nancy Drew's butt any old time.
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Post by: suzette on August 05, 2007, 08:23:15 AM
I'm with you, Anne.  Trixie gal all the way.
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Post by: deBeauxOs on August 05, 2007, 10:36:51 AM
Trixie (http://barbln.org/trixie/main.htm) rules!
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Post by: Toedancer on August 13, 2007, 10:32:12 AM
Has anyone been following Weeds (http://www.alternet.org/movies/59501/?page=1) it looks just like my kind of show. It's in 3rd season and I never heard of it before, waah!
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Post by: deBeauxOs on August 13, 2007, 10:46:58 AM
It's terrific, from the intro that revives the 'ticky-tack houses' ballad to Mary-Louise Parker's faux-naive character.  'Weeds (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0439100/)' is to this decade what the sitcom Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074021/maindetails)was to the 1970's.  Toe, the first two seasons are available for rental.
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Post by: Toedancer on August 13, 2007, 10:48:01 AM
Oh goody. But tonight is premiere of 3rd season right? So I gotta catch up fast.
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Post by: deBeauxOs on August 13, 2007, 11:22:11 AM
You could read the episodes synopsis, at the link that I provided.
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Post by: Boom Boom on August 13, 2007, 11:52:10 AM
Quote from: Toedancer
Has anyone been following Weeds (http://www.alternet.org/movies/59501/?page=1) it looks just like my kind of show. It's in 3rd season and I never heard of it before, waah!


Never heard of it. I think I'll look into seeing what a subscription to HBO costs - I've seen some of their shows on TMN, and they've all been good.
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Post by: justme on August 13, 2007, 12:05:12 PM
Weeds can also be found on showcase . . . at least it could awhile ago.

I watched it a couple of times (my SO enjoys it), but I found it somehow grated on my nerves.  Perhaps I am expecting realism where I should just be looking for entertainment.

Selling dope is nothing like the show portrays, maybe that's it.  Seems like such a "lark" on TV, so different from any type of reality.

I think I am getting crankier by the day - soon I won't even be able to stand myself :annoyed:
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Post by: Toedancer on August 13, 2007, 12:14:44 PM
Quote from: justme

I think I am getting crankier by the day - soon I won't even be able to stand myself :annoyed:


Yeah I get that, but my reality sucks most of the time, so I love this kind of shit, the more ridiculous it is, the more I'll be LMAO!
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: deBeauxOs on August 13, 2007, 12:21:03 PM
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... Selling dope is nothing like the show portrays, maybe that's it.  ...
It's a send-up of those US 'upper-middle-class' suburban communities in the South-West.  The dope-peddling is a metaphor for barely-legal get-rich-quick pyramid schemes, I think.
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: on August 13, 2007, 01:35:16 PM
Quote from: justme
I think I am getting crankier by the day - soon I won't even be able to stand myself :annoyed:


The only time I am unable to stand myself is when I reek.
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: chester on August 13, 2007, 01:36:55 PM
Quote from: deBeauxOs
Quote from: justme
... Selling dope is nothing like the show portrays, maybe that's it.  ...
It's a send-up of those US 'upper-middle-class' suburban communities in the South-West.  The dope-peddling is a metaphor for barely-legal get-rich-quick pyramid schemes, I think.


I really like the show although i haven't watched that many episodes.  But i'm not so sure its a metaphor for anything, i think selling pot can be just like that.  I think its catch is just how normal selling pot can be and the juxtaposition of this woman maintaining her suburban lifestyle in such a non-traditional way.
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Caissa on August 13, 2007, 01:46:10 PM
You're back Chester. Don't we have some unfinished business in the boxing thred? :D
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: deBeauxOs on August 13, 2007, 03:55:41 PM
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Fifty years ago I took swimming lessons at the old Ottawa YMCA, and nude swimming was the rule -  never understood why, but that may have turned me off the idea of skinny dipping completely. I very much doubt that rule is in effect today.
There's no YMCA in Ottawa now.  The YM/YWCA pool facilities do not allow nude swimming.
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Post by: Toedancer on August 13, 2007, 04:04:50 PM
I HATE the dental hygienist at my new dentist. She works a farm and does this stuff part-time. She was rough, she was a hackster. While talking about burying her dead dog (a german shepherd she gave refuge to) she said the ground was hard and dry, so she had to use an ICEPICK! I was scared and actually wondered if I was in a Stephen King paragraph for a sec. I looked at her more carefully. This isn't kind, but her hair has been so overly-processed it's pure fizz now, and she could throw Hoss across a room. I don't think I'm ever going back.
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Post by: k'in on August 13, 2007, 05:04:30 PM
Wow-Toe.  Wonder if it's the same one.  I have always been fortunate because the dentist I see has always been full service, does all the cleaning stuff himself.  He took leave, figured he was gone for good but came back (yay) but the substitute threw me over to a hygienist.  She had manly-man hands and flossed & scaled with hacksaw sensitivity.  She's a rover so who knows, could be the same one.  You have a right to be skeart....
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Boom Boom on August 13, 2007, 06:59:46 PM
Speaking of teeth, I found this (http://www.thestar.com/News/article/245885) story earlier.
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Boom Boom on August 13, 2007, 07:02:05 PM
Since we're on the subject, did you know that  Flossing could save your life (http://50plus.com/display.cfm?libraryID=106&cabinetID=323&documentID=16796)?
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Post by: deBeauxOs on August 13, 2007, 07:30:08 PM
Since we're not on the subject, did you know that Flogging could perk up your life (http://floggingmolly.shop.musictoday.com/)?
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Boom Boom on August 13, 2007, 08:09:14 PM
They look cool.  :D
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: deBeauxOs on August 14, 2007, 12:52:20 PM
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I was looking for a disability forum on BnR, didn't find one.  :(
Well if you think that a large number of threads would be generated by the creation of a disability forum, why not be direct and ask Debra?  She may be a benevolent dictatrix and Fearless Leader, but she is usually amenable to such requests.  :?
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Boom Boom on August 14, 2007, 01:11:46 PM
Hey Debra, dearest Fearless Leader, could we, pretty please, have a thread or forum devoted to issues of disability?  :hug:  :hug:  :hug:  :hug:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Boom Boom on August 14, 2007, 04:10:56 PM
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Quote from: Toedancer
Has anyone been following Weeds (http://www.alternet.org/movies/59501/?page=1) it looks just like my kind of show. It's in 3rd season and I never heard of it before, waah!

Never heard of it. I think I'll look into seeing what a subscription to HBO costs - I've seen some of their shows on TMN, and they've all been good.


Our satellite provider Bell ExpressVu responds: "Please be advised that we do not offer HBO."

 :(
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: deBeauxOs on August 14, 2007, 09:40:52 PM
Quote from: Boom Boom
I got sprayed by a skunk once. I had a very long hot shower, and lathered up with a scented shampoo. Worked for me. :age:
 :rotfl:  Are you a critter or a pet, Boom Boom?  :wink:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Boom Boom on August 15, 2007, 12:11:50 AM
Oh, definitely a critter.  :whis:  :spy:
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Croghan27 on August 15, 2007, 07:14:20 AM
Spoke to an old gf last night. She has two doggies, a chocolate lab and what she calls a barking mop head. Yesterday the smell of skunk was all over, and as the lab frequently has 'encounters' with skunks, she kept her in their (rather large) shed while she went to work. The mop got the regular run of the house.

(Bet ya know what happened  :wink: ) It was mop head that tangled with the skunk,  and now she has to go about her house with her mixture of baking soda and peroxide to 'de-odour' it.
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Post by: anne cameron on August 15, 2007, 10:41:31 AM
When my daughter lived in the shitty her Schipperke tangled with a skunk on several different occasions.  Same skunk.  Peuw would come down to check out the dish of cat food the upstairs neighbour left out for their not-house cat and the Schipperke would try to defend "his" house...it was awful.  One night Peuw sprayed the entire door because daughter had kept the dog inside in an attempt to stop the war but Schipperke was barking and Peuw...city refused to "do" anything about it, said all the live-hold traps were in use trying to catch racoons...the upstairs neighbours, the next door neighbours, the across the alley neighbours were all having hell's own time and then one night there was a loud BANG which they all decided was probably a backfire from a truck (or something) and...no more Peuw.

And nobody mourned.

Supposedly, they're what happens when the flavour-of-the-month pet stock escapes.  Great-grandparents might well have been deodorized but the feral offspring sure aren't.  And Possums..we didn't have them, either, but for a while they were trendy pets.  My youngest was driving home from work at night and a car ahead of him hit something.  My son stopped because he could see the animal dying on the road.  Obviously no use trying to take it to a vet , it was finished but the horror was it had several thumb-sized naked babies clinging to it.  He nearly freaked out.

The horror here was the young male bear who panicked and ran under the back wheels of the in-coming freight truck.  Truck couldn't stop on the 15 % grade, but a pickup truck of loggers managed to stop.  Bear's spine was crushed, they said it was crying.  No gun.  They had to finish it with an axe through the skull.

Heading out to G.R. three weeks ago, to take Ms Irene Beazely to the woman who clips her we stopped for a doe and her still-wet newborn fawn.  Momma was walking slowly up the road, baby wobbling along behind, cord dangling.  I had Emily and Lilli with me, we just sat, with our warning flashers going, and watched the parade.
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: Toedancer on August 24, 2007, 10:35:57 PM
No Plucking For You! Tehran.

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Police say they have inspected more than 700 shops during a two-week crackdown in the city.

The move is part of an annual campaign against what is known locally as bad hijab, or un-Islamic clothing, that this year is also targeting men.

Hundreds of women and men have already been cautioned.

Police say that as well as avoiding Western hairstyles and make up, barbers should not pluck customers' eyebrows.

Very bad juju, but hey wanna get your nose sculpted, no problem.

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Noses, eyelids, facelifts

He has performed so many of these operations - more than 30,000 in his career so far - that he can literally do it with his eyes shut.

Compare this number with the Association of Plastic Surgeons in Britain. All their members together did only seven thousand nose jobs last year.

It's become a fashion - a competition because a boy wants to compete with another over a girl

Dr Navab says he only does three operations - noses, eyelids and face lifts - and his schedule is completely full the year round. And increasingly his patients are Iranian men.

snip

Dr Navab explains that some of his patients are indeed congenitally ugly and need surgery to cope psychologically with their lives and he thinks he has operated on the odd cleric too, though they come to see him in plain clothes.


congenitally ugly -  :rotfl:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5391910.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5391910.stm)

Time to hit the porch, the thunder/lightening be here.
Title: The Drifters' Very Own Thread
Post by: deBeauxOs on August 25, 2007, 12:46:07 AM
Speaking of plucking, someone here at B'n'R, I won't say who to protect the guilty, sometimes forwards me glurge.  Okay, it's sometimes very funny glurge.  The topic was George Carlin's New Rules.  I won't copy & paste them all here; only one is remotely relevant to the previous post.
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Ladies, leave your eyebrows alone. Here's how much men care about your eyebrows: Do you have two of them? Okay, we're done.