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Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by SeverinR, May 14, 2013.

  1. Guru Coyote

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    Next you will tell us Santa was invented by Coca Cola. Right.
     
  2. Addison

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    Coco Cola was better when they had the polar bear mascot.
     
  3. Guru Coyote

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    Ess, the warrior, was also a prince.
    He very much disliked that folk tended to slur his title and name into one.
    "Prince Ess!" became a common set of last words.
     
  4. Sam Evren

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    In the vein of being told what not to do:

    It's fair to say that I was a very good lighting designer. In theatrical lighting design, getting a positive review on your lighting in the reviewing newspaper is considered "the grail," and every professional design I did got the requisite praise in print, even if the show, itself, did not.

    One of the things I found in my career was that the "best designers" came from New York. I wasn't from New York.

    I finally had the chance to see several New York designers work in opera. Their designs lacked all color. Not just for a single piece or scene, but each and every design I saw them do.

    So I asked one, "Why?" To me, color is such an integral part of the visual spectrum, and there's rarely a better way for light to affect your emotion. It's visceral, primal, and it can affect an audience without their awareness.

    He told me using color (in lights) just wasn't done. He was taught in school that using color was, essentially, gauche.

    I always used color, and still offer my advice on it to designers that ask my opinion. I don't recommend slathering it around until you've turned the stage into a cartoon, but knowing how things (like color) work and what affects an audience is a tool I'd never throw away.

    I converted some I met along the way. Others I didn't. What I realized most of all was that when people were saying that a thing shouldn't be done, it was because they didn't understand how to do it properly.
     
  5. Chilari

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    To right he isn't real. Ever seen a real archaeologist who doesn't own a trowel and repeatedly utterly fails to record contexts through notes, diagrams, drawings and photos? No, they'd get sacked if they messed with artefacts and sites the way Indy does. Sacked and blacklisted. Possibly protecuted.
     
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  6. GeekDavid

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    Just another in a very long line of movie falsehoods. Mythbusters regularly explains how physics just doesn't work the way it does in the movies.
     
  7. SeverinR

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    Hey! Indiana Jones steals artifacts from the naitve people, so the people of the United States can have something in their museums, much better then the bandits looting graves for profit or to provide rich people something for their private museums.
    Primitave people can't expect to keep their "priceless peices of art."
     
  8. Devor

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    The more I plan my day, the more likely it begins with child vomit.

    Two of 'em sick today, plans shot, cleaning is ongoing.
     
  9. SeverinR

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    Best laid plans of mice and men, didn't have kids to alter them.
     
  10. GeekDavid

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    Didn't some general somewhere in time say "no battle plan survives first contact with the enemy"?
     
  11. Addison

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    I don't know, but I do remember-sort of mostly-the saying about picking your battles. Choose the ones that mean the most.
     
  12. Ireth

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    I can't tell whether I'm hungry or nauseated right now. ._. Do I dare eat something when I might just throw it back up?
     
  13. Scribble

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    Start with simple, non-staining foods.
     
  14. Addison

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    Hungry or nauseated.....I get that a lot. Usually what helps is taking a walk and/or drinking sprite or sierra mist.
     
  15. SeverinR

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    "My mind can't relate to how old this body is."
    Last Vegas quote.
     
  16. Svrtnsse

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    I made an unhealthy. It's sort of like a smoothie, except for fruits and berries I put in Bailey's and After Eights.
     
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  17. Addison

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    Bailey's and After Eights, never heard of those. They sound interesting by themselves but, as you've made clear, do not go together.
     
  18. GeekDavid

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    I've discovered a good rule of thumb for Mexican restaurants... if the music inside is from a radio tuned to the nearest Spanish language stations, and the cook speaks with a heavy Mexican accent, you're probably going to get some really authentic Mexican food. :D
     
  19. Addison

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    Si, Si Geek David. Chevy's sort of follows that rule. But of the two Mexican restaurants in my small town, there's only one that sells the best Mexican. From the Enchilada and Chile Relleno to the Tostadas, even the rice and beans are better.

    The same rule can be said for Chinese food. Happy Garden Chinese restaurant is the best.
     
  20. Ireth

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    Jobhunting these days is really getting me down. Applying over and over to the same places who haven't yet hired me just feels like looking in the same near-empty fridge every five minutes to see if there's food. I keep hoping I'll be lucky and discover that somebody went shopping, but mostly I just find myself staring at condiments.
     
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