Random Thoughts...or...What's on Your Mind?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Scribble, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. KimMH

    KimMH It me Premium Member

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    Yes, it can be difficult to keep your eye on ALL the balls in the air at once! I often re-read books for that reason, too.
     
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  2. Mrs. Silvercrest

    Mrs. Silvercrest Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Me Too!
     
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  3. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

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    Not me. I have that, but rather in reverse. I can remember movies, tv shows, lines from my favorite novels, songs from 30 years ago....but I can't remember what day it is.

    I guess that says a lot about my priorities. ;)
     
  4. Velocity

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    One fun thing about being my age, is that I can remember that I enjoyed a book, but can't remember the plot or much about it. So, I can enjoy it as if reading it for the first time again,
     
  5. zhe Färängisieve

    zhe Färängisieve Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I don't like modern action movies: usually the plot is sacrificed to the action - not my cup of tea

    that would be great for me, I could read Mark Twain and others for the first time again
     
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  6. Spot261

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    Seems he has a distinct modus operandi.
     
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  7. Scribble

    Scribble Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    This is me. I lose most of the details of even some of my favorite books and I almost always have the order of my favorite movies wrong in my mind and it's almost like a new experience every time I read or see them.
     
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  8. Jim Klag

    Jim Klag Commodore Premium Member

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    A buddy texted me this morning saying "TGIF." I replied that in retirement I have no weekends and that this is my calendar - the only way I know what day it is:
    [​IMG]
     
  9. oberth

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    mine start with montag and has no braille dots on it (the letters are mostly gone on all of them)
     
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  10. Jim Klag

    Jim Klag Commodore Premium Member

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    Yeah - the letters on mine are pretty much worn away (though they are embossed in the plastic so you can still read them) and the braille dots have no paint - they're the same color plastic as the rest of the tray.
     
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  11. Discofan

    Discofan Vice Admiral Commodore

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    One thing that I can't stand is incomplete
     
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  12. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Did you ever wonder what the world would be like without hypothetical situations?
     
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  13. Discofan

    Discofan Vice Admiral Commodore

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    Q: How do you call an omelet mixed with alphabet noodles?

    A: Scrabbled eggs.
     
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  14. Jim Klag

    Jim Klag Commodore Premium Member

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    Hypothetically, no. :devil:
     
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  15. Discofan

    Discofan Vice Admiral Commodore

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    Q: Why can't we hear a dog whistle?

    A: Dogs don't whistle.
     
  16. Jim Klag

    Jim Klag Commodore Premium Member

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    There is a pair of cardinals nesting in my lilac bush in the back corner of the yard. They are not afraid of me, but Gus pisses them of. Their songs are beautiful. Tomorrow I will go out with the camera to see if I can get a photo. The lilac is huge and the nest is tucked away pretty well, but I should be able to get a pic. I never knew they nested so close to the ground - the nest is about waist high.
     
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  17. oberth

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    you are going to name that flieder (german name for lilac) the kremlin? [​IMG]
     
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  18. Jim Klag

    Jim Klag Commodore Premium Member

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    Very good - Cardinal In The Kremlin [​IMG]
     
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  19. Discofan

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    We now know where hypervelocity stars come from. Binary stars systems are very common and as a matter of fact, there is a good chance that our solar system started that way. Our Sun had a twin that was pushed away at some point in the remote past. So, once in a while, one of these binary systems comes too close to the central black hole of our galaxy, one of the stars (the unlucky one) goes beyond the event horizon of the BH and consequently it is captured by it, never to be seen ever again!! the other, on the other hand, gets released (kinda like in a hammer throw) and pushed away from the BH at a very high speed. So high in fact, that in a mere thirty million years, a short time at the scale of a solar system, the star moves beyond the borders of the galaxy and finds itself in the intergalactic void, literally in the middle of nowhere. Imagine a totally starless sky!! It's estimated that there are about ten to the eighteenth power such stars in the entire universe, one billion of billions!!!
     
  20. rhubarbodendron

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    what happened to our sun's twin and how do we know there ever was one? (Just curious)
    I once read a pretty good SciFi where a counter-Earth shared our orbit and always kept at the other side of the sun so that it could only be discovered when mankind started space travel. I always found that an intriguing idea with great possibilities, plot-wise.
     
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