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  1. On 6/4/2023 at 8:12 AM, J.P. said:

    Rewatching Robin of Sherwood. Geeez, that's soooooo 80ties!! The same vibes as Mad Max and Highlander, lol.

    I also found two Sherlock cast members: Dr. Frankland from Baskerville was Big John and Cabbie was King John in one episode. :D

    I loved the Michael Praed version of that show. Never worked as well after he left, imo.

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  2. On 6/11/2023 at 12:44 AM, Carol the Dabbler said:

    Yes, in that respect it's like the first Star Trek pilot.  Each was a proposal that was rejected as such, but in each case the show was approved after some major changes were made.

    If either of those non-episodes had been acceptable without major changes, however, they would surely have been aired as episodes.  Why expend the time, effort, and money to re-make an episode that has already been approved by the powers-that-be?

     

    And in fact, the first Star Trek pilot rather famously ended up being an episode as well (two, actually) in spite of very major changes. Waste not, want not.... 😄

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  3. On 6/12/2023 at 11:05 PM, besleybean said:

    I famously love a variety of music.

    But not just noise!

    Ditto. Although we may vary on the definition of "noise"..... 😄

    I think it's interesting ... I've noticed the vast majority of my friends will only listen to the music they learned to love as teenagers/20-somethings. They won't even try to listen to something new. Me, I love every decade ... but not every style of music. Have never learned to appreciate either country or hip hop, for example. But at least I give new music a listen, and sometimes I hear a gem. Just discovered Avi Kaplan for example; beautiful deep voice.

    Still nobody better than U2, though. 😋

     

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  4. On 6/12/2023 at 12:25 AM, Carol the Dabbler said:

    Just came across this online:

    I've read that autopsies have shown distinct differences in the brains of introverts and extroverts. Introverts possess a thicker cerebral cortex, which can strengthen their perception, awareness, consciousness. Everything is louder , brighter , busier , and the need for their brains to process all these overstimulated feelings is physically draining.

    I remember reading (or being told, I forget) that the broad majority of Americans are extroverts. I wonder if that's true ... maybe that would explain why everything is being MADE louder, brighter, busier ... because it doesn't look busy to the extroverts that are making them? If introverts ruled the world would it be a quieter, calmer place? Hmm.

    On 6/12/2023 at 12:25 AM, Carol the Dabbler said:

    It reminds me of another recent discovery:  Some people actually have far more taste buds than average, while other people have far fewer.  People in the first group (e.g., me) prefer their food plain or very lightly seasoned, while those in the second group (e.g., hubby) consider lightly seasoned food to be bland and nearly tasteless.

    Makes me wonder if the great majority of people in India are short on tastebuds.  I really enjoy Indian food when the seasoning is light enough (mild or medium at Indian restaurants in the US) that I can taste the actual ingredients, but Indian or Pakistani home cooking is way beyond my capability.

    Hmmm, maybe, but my guess is that it's more to do with what you get used to. I avoided pepper as a kid, for example, but the older I get the more likely I am to use it ... starting to appreciate the flavor! I also used to use tons of salt, but when they started saying salt was bad for you, I cut back ... and now a lot of prepared foods taste too salty to me. I barely use salt at all when I'm cooking anymore.

    Alas, in spite of my best efforts, my sweet tooth has not abated.....

  5. Same here.

    I've had something similar happen with my website; company suddenly announced they were closing it down unless I paid them beaucoup bucks. Guess I'll do without one for awhile. After all the problems (and expenses) connected with getting a smartphone, and after Amazon signed me up for Prime without my permission, I have decided that tech companies are simply evil.

  6. 8 hours ago, besleybean said:

    An aside to this:

    the very noted Sophie hater on Twitter, was denying the event ever happened, because of course she knew HER Benedict's every movement.

    I think maybe that belongs in the WTF thread too. 🙄

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  7. I don't know what it is, but there's a fence very similar to that not far from here. It doesn't enclose anything, it just runs alongside the road, and on the other side is a golf course. It's to keep stray golf balls from hitting cars. Could there be anything like that inside that fence? Putting range, maybe?

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  8. 11 hours ago, Carol the Dabbler said:

    Amazon has a vast selection (7 pages) of kitchen curtains, and they've got a much more varied color range than that -- white, off-white, cream, pale gray, taupe, and sometimes black.   :P

    Aren't kitchen curtains supposed to be cheerful???

     

    Remember when there used to be all different color cars on the road? Now there's like 5. Black, white, gray, red, dark blue. The occasional yellow beetle (which, frankly, I could do without. :D ) I miss my beautiful teal Mustang, and the family's metallic sea green Buick....

  9. On 7/6/2022 at 12:36 PM, Carol the Dabbler said:

    Thanks for the info, but the link takes me only to a sign-up page.

     

    Yeah, I figured that might be the case, since it's a subscription service. And they seem to have removed it anyway now. 😞 

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