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« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2007, 10:28:41 PM »
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Hi, Scott. thwap's brilliant.
Yes! I second that.  Chef recommends  :mrgreen:

It's amazing how much PB has expanded, even since I joined in 2005. I'm sure it's much more work to maintain than it was back then, too.


I'm having a hard enough time getting my webmaster to find time to put up those fine bilingual logos that Debra made... much less get moderators in to voting on applying blogs.

Thwap.. your application is now up for examination along with a few other blogs.. I'd expect a decision in a week or so... unless every moderator away shows up at once and shocks me with a quick vote.

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« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2007, 11:32:32 AM »
Ha.  "brillyunt" am i?

garsh.  gawrshh.  

I didn't see this until just now.

Thanks for checking it out.  

And thanks skdadl.  (garshh.)

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« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2007, 11:36:30 AM »
This Penney Kome looks like she has some good links.

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« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2010, 05:19:20 PM »
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I see the Beaver plans to change its' name.

Wonder if that will make any difference to the Galloping variety?

The Beaver magazine (see JJ's blogpost here) and TGB have different needs.  The former wants to use the internet in all its manifestations to reach a new readership.  Unfortunately the word "beaver" seems to be on the list that spam filters and other software have set to prevent emails about "penile enhancements" to dominate the WWW.

Oh, and anti-pron safeguards.  Also.

TGB has more modest aspirations, I believe.

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« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2010, 07:43:47 PM »
Stephen Colbert takes on The Beaver:
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...“Oh, come on The Beaver. You changed the name just because your search engine thinks it’s porn ... Now the magazine’s new name is Canada’s History. Evidently, Canadians don’t know that here in America, ‘Canada’s History’ is a euphemism for a sex act so depraved, I can’t describe it on TV. Let’s just say it involves moose antlers, a jug of maple syrup and the Stanley Cup.”...
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« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2010, 08:16:44 AM »
"Putting everything in there is the hardest part of performing Canada's History."   :rotfl:

I must go check out Urban Dictionary.

ETA: Among the many silly notes about Canada that I found on Urban Dictionary:

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12. Canada has the largest French population that never surrendered to
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13. We have the largest English population that never ever surrendered or withdrew during any war to anyone, anywhere.

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« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2010, 10:50:57 AM »
Ha, most of my ancestors who fought were on the losing side before they came to Canada: Culloden, the American Revolution.
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« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2010, 11:13:39 AM »
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Ha, most of my ancestors who fought were on the losing side before they came to Canada: Culloden, the American Revolution.

Interesting enough - our first military venture overseas was to rescue 'Chinese' Gordon from the Mahdi (pesky Mooslems)  at Khartoum. Close, but no cigar - the relief column got there two days late.
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Only 89 men actually helped the expedition in moving the boats up the Nile. A total of 16 Canadians lost their lives during this six-month, 19,000-kilometre expedition. The journey turned out to be in vain as the British troops were killed two days before the rescuers arrived. Upon learning of General Gordon's death, the column was forced to retrace its steps in March 1885.

Even if Ralph Richardson sent an army to rescue Charlton Heston from Laurence Olivier.
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« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2010, 01:16:13 PM »
Heh -- did you know that you can watch Khartoum (1966) on YouTube? Four Feathers (remake) is there too. Haven't looked for Zulu -- "Volley firing by ranks! First rank, fire! Second rank, fire!" etc. We have a video of Zulu, one of my favourite films ever.

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« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2010, 03:30:35 PM »
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Heh -- did you know that you can watch Khartoum (1966) on YouTube? Four Feathers (remake) is there too. Haven't looked for Zulu -- "Volley firing by ranks! First rank, fire! Second rank, fire!" etc. We have a video of Zulu, one of my favourite films ever.

I once worked with a bunch of Welshmen, many of whom claimed to be descendants of members of the 1st Royal Welch Fusiliers, who received more Victoria Crosses in one day than any other regiment. (I suspect they are related in the same way that croghan27 is a direct descent of that Rob Roy the MacGregor fellah.)

Their attitude toward the Imperialist designs of Britain was something of an amalgamation of the Irish and Scottish -  while not supportive, going to war entailed a lesser death rate than working in the coal mines! Repeating rifles and machine guns are a great '+' when dealing with spears.

I wonder how close the final scene in that film was to the initial attacks out of the trenches in WWI, or even of the mass attacks by the Iranians against the US supplied modern equipment for Saddam Hussein.  When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?
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« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2010, 03:59:13 PM »
Well, I take Zulu to be a powerful anti-war movie, although the aesthetics and therefore the appeal depend a lot on the drama of battle. That pile of heaving bodies towards the end is so shocking.

It is quite something to hear the Zulus and the Welsh singing at one another. Scary as hell, too.

ETA: Oh, you're descended from Rob Roy too!   :mrgreen:  I know so many people who are descended from Rob Roy.  :lol:

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« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2010, 06:15:25 PM »
Zulu is my absolute favourite movie! And reading about its production is really entertaining too!!

And if you watch the beginning battle of the movie 'Gladiator' with Russel Crowe you will hear the zulus chanting from the movie Zulu. They apparently re0used the sound footage
When you're on your own
When you're at a fork in the road
You don't know which way to go
There's too many signs and arrows
You haven't laughed in a while
When you can't even fake a smile
When you feel ashamed...
The uniform don't make you brave

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« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2010, 07:12:35 PM »
My initial introduction to Men of Harlech was through How Green Was My Valley.  (with Walter Pigeon from the north end of Saint John)). Any thought of glorifying imperialistic slaughter came much later. (Not only do they slaughter the Zulu, they out sing them, in English too.)

While I may yet be inspired by the Welsh tune, in the same way that I am so effected by La Marseillaise - yet late at night, alone, I still hear the haunting moan of all the Zulu about to die as they charge the impregnable (with their resources) British line. (Even if they lack a 'top tenor'.)

Apparently the Zulu 'extras' in the making of the film enjoyed the experience so much they had to be convinced to stop dying.
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« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2010, 06:51:27 PM »
And the women extras had to be convinced to wear underwear! :eek:
When you're on your own
When you're at a fork in the road
You don't know which way to go
There's too many signs and arrows
You haven't laughed in a while
When you can't even fake a smile
When you feel ashamed...
The uniform don't make you brave

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« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2010, 07:52:23 PM »
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And the women extras had to be convinced to wear underwear! :eek:

in the interests of historical accuracy and given the Monarch at the time .... could this be considered Victoria's Secret?  :whis:
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