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Arcadia last won the day on January 16

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    The Great Game
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    A Scandal In Belgravia
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    His Last Vow
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    The Lying Detective

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  1. "Threshold" is another favorite, yes. But I've often said I think "Children's Children" is the closest thing to a perfect album I've ever heard. I just recently discovered DCD too! Yet they've been around forever, I can't figure out how they slipped past me. I was supposed to see them in concert last spring but, you know .... coronavirus. Phoo. I am not familiar with Celtic Frost. Cool name (no pun intended ) -- I'll have to check them out.
  2. I assume you're being a bit facetious, because I've bought many bottles where they've solved the problem by making the label bigger (folded over itself) instead of making the bottle bigger. So I suspect your first assumption ... they want to take up more shelf space ... is closer to the truth! I hate excess packaging, but I'm not sure what to do about it. Sometimes I just need a thing, regardless of how it's packaged. And now I'm hearing that recycling is bad too (I haven't taken the time to find out why, yet). Good grief.
  3. I hate pink. Unfortunately, several of the bright shades look good on me. *sigh* I adore lavendar, but wearing it makes me look like I'm ill. *double sigh* Life is so unfair. Yep, as demonstrated above, "cool" black veers towards blue, "warm" black veers towards red (or yellow). As do all colors, actually. There are "cool" blues and "warm" blues, for example. I enjoy keeping my art students confused trying to figure out which is which....
  4. True ... but in Trump's case, his statements were being fact-checked by professionals whose job it is to verify the accuracy of what he said. Were a lot of them also in disagreement with Trump's goals? Probably, but if you read the fact check columns, they're also pretty good at their research; the lies are there to be seen, regardless of how one feels about them. Unless someone has been convinced that the press, as a whole, are actually the liars ...
  5. Oooh, right up my alley. In no particular order.... Moody Blues ... To Our Children's Children's Children Everything by U2 except Zooropa and Achtung Baby. Paul Simon ... Graceland R.E.M. ... Automatic for the People and Murmur Fairport Convention ... Liege and Lief Joaquin Rodrigo ... Concierto de Aranjuez Holst ... The Planets Salif Keita ... Moffou Suzanne Vega ... Songs in Red and Gray Jethro Tull ... Stand Up and Benefit The Verve ... Urban Hymns Dead Can Dance ... In Concert Garbage ... Strange Little Birds And that's just the tip of the iceberg......
  6. It's a site where you can store photographs, and link to them. But it's become an expensive service since that was posted, from what I understand. I'm still using Imgur, which is free. (Thanks Caya!)
  7. I hope that's true, but I wonder ... it seems awfully convenient. But then, I can't figure out how anyone ever believed in Trump to begin with. The Washington Post has kept track of every lie and misleading statement Trump made while he was president ... the total was over 30,000. Why do people think he would lie that much about some things, but not lie to them? *sigh* Thank you! I saw the one with the Edward Hopper painting and couldn't figure out what the joke was! I guess I didn't notice him at the inaugural. But that is pretty funny.
  8. He's not being mean, he's giving his beloved sibling a lovely head massage. The poor little thing has a headache after hearing too many puns.
  9. Oh, Artemis. So sorry. The most miserable times of my life have always been when my snugglebugs are seriously ill. Wish I could say something that would help, I know it must be a miserable time for you. Here's a virtual hug, though.
  10. Gawd no, white looks horrible on me. I look like the Pillsbury dough boy in white. Black suits me, though, as long as it's a cool black. I actually took one of those "what colors should you wear" courses many, many years ago, and I love it ... it makes shopping for clothes much easier, since I can skip over 3/4 of everything on the racks and go straight to something that has a chance of looking decent on me. I've always heard that turquoise is the universal color ... but of course, there are many different shades of turquoise. I know that sea-green turquoise looks awful on me, e.g., but dark turquoise is one of my go-to colors. Now if I could just find clothes that fit me properly...........
  11. I can't see it. The Capitol police wear black, is it one of them? Did anyone watch the inaugural? I expected to be bored, but I actually found it quite moving, instead. It was ... dignified. Something that's been sorely lacking for the last four years. My friend, who normally doesn't show any interest in politics, suddenly announced that she felt as if a great weight had been lifted from her shoulders. Aye to that. I hope the feeling lasts.
  12. I think you put it very well, VBS. I'm actually almost teary-eyed. For myself, I guess I have to admit that I don't believe certain beliefs ... white supremacy and male grievance, to name a couple ... deserve representation. Counseling, yes. But not an advocate. And I also believe that many -- too many -- in Trump's base are NOT careful, thoughtful people. There's a lot of anger, resentment and desire for revenge bubbling around in there. I say this, because I know some of them. They are not prone to dispassionate analysis of his words. And the words of a president carry more weight than those of John Doe down the street. I remember how often the right made fun of Obama's very careful manner of speaking ... and it could indeed take him a long time to say something ... but I think Obama was acutely conscious of the potential for inflaming passions with words. Trump is too, but in a different way ... he doesn't give a damn about the results of his rhetoric as long as it feeds his monstrous ego. Whatever happens to anyone else is of no concern to him. I could go on (indefinitely!) but basically I feel the leader of any country should be held to a higher standard of behavior than most people. And in that regard, Trump has failed miserably, over and over, since the moment he was elected. What I don't understand is why he wasn't impeached after his first month in office ... it was abundantly clear even then that he was neither suited to public service, nor capable of growing into his role. *sigh* I think the impeachment process is confusing to everyone, (even those in congress!) but as I understand it, the end game is to prevent Trump from ever running for office again. Which is nice, but frankly I'm far more terrified that he will start his own media empire and continue to foul the world with his lies and bombast. Oh well, I guess that will happen anyway, whether or not Trump is on the loose ... the genie's out of the bottle. Maybe it's useful to have a public face to tie it to. I don't know, I just know I wish he would cease to exist.
  13. Evidently! Although this one didn't get it quite right....
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