This or That, Old School Edition

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  1. Dr.Siouxs

    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

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    :eek: Bad, bad girl.
  2. Dr.Siouxs

    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

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    Have you ever posted a review on Yelp.com?
    yes
    no
  3. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    Not everyone experiences ASMR, that pleasant heaviness at the back of one's head which is neither a sign of :yawn: nor :grope:, and different things work for different people. Voices I find extremely pleasant to listen to will strike others as nasal, creepy, or saccharine. That said, here are a few that I like:

    - Haiying Yang makes tea. I've posted a link to one of her ink grinding videos in this thread before.

    - Goldmark Gallery videos often give me ASMR vibes. This one, about Danish potter Anne-Mette Hjortshøj, is especially relaxing for me. Don't worry about the beast; s/he doesn't take up very much screen time.


    - I've only skipped around this comedic ASMR video--it runs to nearly an hour--but skipping around has been fun: "It took me five years to master this tie's triggers." :rofl:

    - "Sounds of Rummaging Through Purse" - No talking; just the sounds suggested by the title.

    No, I've never posted a review on Yelp.com before.

    the feeling of writing with a pen
    or
    typing?

    Finally, teenage bullies shouldn't be drawn and quartered, only sent on a no-return trip though space as a Voyager Golden Record of earthling non-tolerance of predatory behavior.
  4. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Sorry, it's way too claustrophobic for me. I felt as if I were stuck in a lift with about twenty other people.

    Ah yes. The mellifluous talk of the ink grinders. Zola should have written a novel about their struggle.

    I'll take your word for it. ;) It reminded me rather of when, in days gone by, the hospital had enough money to allow the patients to do pottery. I made some nice things. :wuzrobbed: Hurries away and weeps bitterly.

    I'm content to do either. But over the last ten years or so, my handwriting has deteriorated badly because I type almost everything.

    In general, and of course being honest, would you describe your photographic skills as:

    Excellent
    Good
    Fair
    Poor
    Purple Box Brownie
  5. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    My photographic skills are even poorer than my judgment where suggesting ASMR videos is concerned.

    Have you ever caught yourself bickering with in anti-fan in a way which feels too uberish or petulant for your sense of online self-respect?

    - eys
    - non :)laughs at f_d, who has: )
    - purple what's supposed to differentiate online self-respect from the regular kind?
  6. Sparks

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    Purple #3

    Sparks love of berevity in writing comes from:
    Laziness,
    Learning to be the fastest note taker in the West (in the olden days with chisel and stone),
    Writing piles of clincal notes,
    Purple none of the above,
    Purple all of the above?
  7. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    Purple all of the above.

    Along with whipped cream, which is best in a mangelwurzel milkshake?

    sage
    rosemary
    thyme
    parsley
    a bay leaf
    cinnamon
    curry powder
  8. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Chopped Rosemary? Perhaps cinnamon. :) I shall try some in the morning and report back.

    Essential for a decent curry:

    Cinnamon
    Cardomom
    Chillies (fresh, dried or powdered (please state :))
    Turmeric
    Coriander (but you Rude 'Mericans call it something else, don't you?)
    Garlic
    Cumin
    Ghee
    Additions to the list welcome
    Purple Rottweiler masala
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  9. Sparks

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    Bay leaf, of course. :rolleyes:

    Rudolfo Anaya:

    Si
    no,
    who in the hell is that?
  10. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    Oh, no. A sprig.

    You're right about the bay leaf, Sparks.

    "never read Bless Me, Ultima" púrpura

    The rude 'Mericans call it...cilantro.

    Turmeric.

    Seals or otters?
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  11. Sparks

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    Bless Me Ultima is a wonderful book...with a bay leaf.

    Carry on.................................................................
  12. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Isn't he Peter Mandelson's boyfriend?

    Part of a nosegay, maybe? :)

    Well, to my way of thinking, and I realise that it's not everybody's, but as I say, if we were to take a straw poll with two choices, to my way of thinking, coriander would win, though I know some might disagree, but one thing I've learned is that those who disagree do so because they're disagreeable, and to my way of thinking, that's how it is. :p
  13. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    OMG, Matthew Parris is posting on FSU in the guise of a Green Party member. :eek:

    Yes. Presentation is very important.

    :rofl:

    Should a poll on the question accompany the next ToT thread?

    eys
    non
    cilaniander
    coriantro
  14. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Seals, mainly because I live half a mile away from someone who is famous for her efforts to halt the declining numbers of otters. But I hear you cry, "That's surely a good woman!", and I thought so too until one day I went into her house and found she had a number of otters living in a cage in the living room! :eek: And not really anywhere near their natural environment. So she went down in my estimation rather rapidly after that. Anyway, seals have sexy teats.

    Lettuce:

    Cos (Romaine if you must)
    Little Gem
    Sweet Gem
    Iceberg (what's that?)
    Frisee
    That curly type
    Soft English lettuce
    Another curly type
    Purple Gem (aka Amethyst lettuce)
  15. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    So I guess the savior complex went to her head?

    Cosmaine

    manatees or walruses?
  16. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Yes, and to everyone else's nose. I did feel sorry for them, but they didn't smell too good.

    It's a big animal, the walrus. Very bristly too. And aggressive. Whereas manatees, or mermaids as they're usually called, have long blonde hair and no legs, only a fishtail. I call it a draw.


    I'm pretty sure this is recycling:

    Would you rather be a dryad or a naiad? And which would you rather marry?
  17. Sparks

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    manatees.

    Will someone donate a Orientalplane/falling_dance to 'Merican English dictionary to Sparks?

    oui
    non
    purple stfu
  18. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    How about the OFD 'Merican English Dictionary instead? :slinkaway

    I think I'm more of a manatee. Marriage to a naiad would never work.

    royal baby names:

    Castle Cosmaine
    Queen Regina
    Noelliamina Victoria
    Royal Bebe
    Violet Orchid Fuchsia Lavender
  19. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Sparky, you know I love you and also I am tired because it's midnight here, but I cannot work out for the life of me what your question means.

    In any case I can't go to bed without knowing whether you live in a lagoon or up in the trees. It's important, you know. For the future.
  20. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Raises eyebrows to indicate a) I have had no botox injected and b) that I don't know whether f_d is joking. However, I assume she is.

    Baby Bebe! The Royal Baby Bebe!

    Some NZ names are very nice. Princess Raewyn. Princess Noelene. Princess Raylene. Lovely names, very, very pretty.

    OK, the first person to come up with the name, rather an odd one I remember thinking, of the NZ skater who appeared at Worlds a couple of times in the early 1990s wins a tenner.
  21. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    Alright, fine. I'll come out of the closet. I'm a dryad who's mainly attracted to other dryads. There. Are you happy now? :drama:

    ;)

    Vivat!

    New Zealand scares me.

    Alexandra Rout is the only New Zealander in skating whose name I remember and she competed during the last Olympic cycle. (Goodbye, tenner. I never knew ye. :()
  22. Sparks

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    I need translations for what orientalplane and falling_dance talk about (sorry for the poor grammar). I rarely understand y'all.

    :slinkaway:slinkaway:slinkaway
  23. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Sparky, we're not excluding you deliberately; it's just that you have to play on a regular basis to follow all the jokes. :)

    I've maybe remembered her name. I think it was Rosanna Blong. She was very tall. Do you remember her, Sparks?

    Here's a joke for you both, as I'm finally going to bed. If a forest nymph is called a dryad, what is a water nymph called? (And the answer is not a naiad.) The tenner is still waiting to be claimed.
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    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    A wetad? :slinkaway :slinkaway :slinkaway :slinkaway
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    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    You've won £10!!! No need to slinkaway. I'll send it with your birthday card; I seem to have a lot of loose change so I hope coins are all right. :)
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    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    :biggrinbo :biggrinbo :biggrinbo :biggrinbo
  27. Dr.Siouxs

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    According to my horoscope, this is a great year for sex. Should I renounce my celibacy?
    yes
    no

    (I'm going to make my decision based on the answer and I want none of that "do what makes you happy" middle of the road bullshit :rolleyes:)
  28. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    Once you've taken to regurgitating half-digested worms into strangers' mouths, it's time to consider finding intimacy by more conventional means.

    Ways in which to "get out there and shine":

    post a YouTube video in which I expound on the naming of celebrity babies with a flashlight under my chin
    or
    talk back to the part of my right hand that won't shut up?
  29. Dr.Siouxs

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    do the flashlight thing :watch:

    Ok fine. Should I post a dating ad in Off the Beaten path?
    yes
    no
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    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    Why not just start the OTBT equivalent of that thread in which people give short bios and share a few of their sociopolitical beliefs? :D

    Jupiter vs. the Moon

    :saint:
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  31. Dr.Siouxs

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    That just sounds like a thread you want for yourself. :mad: Selfish twit.

    Jupiter is way sexier. The moon is a warty, boogery, crusty old fart. :yikes:

    falling_dance is the ______ of the ToToToT thread.
    A) Nikolai Morozov(sp)
    B) Shizuka Arakawa
    C) Barbara Underhill
    D) Bebe Liang
    E) Shae Lynn Bourne
    E) Zamboni from 1981 Worlds
    or
    F) Other....
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    Shae Lynn Bourne



    80s chick flicks:

    Flashdance
    Pretty Woman
    Dirty Dancing
    Endless Love
    Working Girl
  33. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    According to my horoscope, "Metaphysical studies will bring you great joy this year". Which, and you may not even believe this :)lol:, as if you wouldn't!!!!!!), is EXACTLY what I thought when I awoke this morning!!!!!!!!!!! Same sentiment, same words, even the same punctuation, other than where I had to correct it. But you can't expect astrologers to be grammar Nazis too!!!!!!!!!! They have far more important things to think about!!!!!! And now I'm off to the bookshop to buy a copy of 'Metaphysical Studies for the Under-Fives', as I think it's wise not to be over-ambitious when beginning a new venture!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or should I say "adventure"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! D'you get the joke? Venture-Adventure!!!!!! D'you get it now? Who needs sex? Well, sex is nice, but only if it's the METAPHYSICAL kind!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'll have to go with Working Girl, partly because it's the only one of the five that I've ever seen, but also because Harrison Ford looks mighty fine without a shirt on. And so, for that matter, does Melanie Griffith. :grope: :)

    As I have mentioned before somewhere in this forum, up here in the lovely attic/spare bedroom/office, there is a large batik that portrays three differently-coloured ladies in various states of undress as they wash in a stream. And the golden lady has a particularly nice, erm, you know what I mean - one of those things; anyway I cannot think of the proper word for it, but she does have a particularly nice one. :grope:

    So, if you were in the same Sri Lankan market, and wanted one of these to gaze at lustfully, or just to brighten up the room, what colourway, as I believe the term is, would you like:

    Avocado/forest/lilac
    Seaside/sunshine/glowing embers
    Navy/raspberry/aquamarine
    Maroon/gold/silver
    Gold/silver/bronze
    Tangerine/scarlet/rose
    Salmon/beech leaves in May/eau-de-nil

    Sorry, I can't type out any more colours, as I'm getting a headache. And also, there seems to be a small group of people collecting outside the front door. Some of them look quite familiar; ah yes, I remember them now. OK, I'll go voluntarily this time, in order to prevent all that fuss. OK, I'm coming now. Don't be so impatient! Can't I even take a few items of clothing? :rolleyes:
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  34. Sparks

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    "Even the worst sex I've had is better than no sex at all"
    agree
    disagree
  35. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Disagree, but then I've had some terrible, almost unspeakable sex in my time, especially after I'd reached the big 6-0. Notice the skating reference!!!! As one of my best friends says, "Everything happens for a reason." And this is indeed a very wise maxim to get people through those hard times. Or at least it seemed so until I dropped a pan of spaghetti on my foot.


    Which image appeals more to your animal instincts:

    Evan Lysacek dressed in a daddy-long-legs costume
    or
    Evgeny Plushenko doing his 'Tribute to Barry Manilow's Nose' exhibition

    By the way, I heard on the Japanese news that one of Nobunari Oda's sons is now taller than Nobu!!! I expect they'll release a family photo soon. :)
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  36. falling_dance

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    1) Navy/raspberry/aquamarine
    2) The former, but only metaphysically.

    worst things about a rainstorm:

    thunder/lightning
    flooding
    six-legged vermin seeking shelter in your home
    falling tree limbs
    power outages
    wetads massed outside like Hitchcock's birds
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    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Thunder and lightning are fun, flooding is a serious problem but not for me, power cuts are deeply aggravating, falling tree limbs are not good, I've never met any six-legged vermin (unless you're harking back to the previous question and thinking of Evan Lysacek, or else some genetically mutated rabbits), wetads stay in their lagoons since they're already wet. So I don't speak for anyone else here, but for me on my steep hill in rural England, the worst thing is a lengthy power cut. And obviously I realise that others are in a far worse situation. :(

    Do you write poetry:

    Yes
    No, but I used to
    No
    :rolleyes:
    Purple They fcuck you up, your mum and dad;
    They may not mean to, but they do. :(


    Stop fcucking crying, you silly cow. :rolleyes:
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  38. Sparks

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    No.

    In my homeland tree limbs do not fall (at least in my yard, no flooding, rarely have power outages, wetads do not live here, and thunder and lightening are beautiful...but deadly. The bugs do come out to play and I get grossed out.

    Humpback whales
    Killer whales
    Blue whales?
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    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    1) Not counting bad song parodies, it's been half a lifetime since I've tried my hand at verse.
    2) Blue whales, siempre.

    ladybugs
    grasshoppers
    dragonflies
    lovebugs
    mantises
  40. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    IMO, you're about as far from being a silly cow as it's possible to be.