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Re: Say What?
« Reply #140 on: December 01, 2011, 09:53:41 am »
Do you know, I don't think I've ever seen that film. I know its a bit of a classic though - I shold put it on my list.
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Re: Say What?
« Reply #141 on: December 16, 2012, 11:19:58 am »
Been over a year since I've added to this thread. A bit of levity if you'll allow.

"Any man who can drive carefully while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves."

-- Albert Einstein 1879 -1956
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Re: Say What?
« Reply #142 on: December 23, 2012, 06:31:35 am »
"Dreams are sometimes just a visit with old friends"

-- ? ? ? Me?
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Re: Say What?
« Reply #143 on: December 23, 2012, 12:06:26 pm »
"Dreams are sometimes just a visit with old friends"

-- ? ? ? Me?

So whats did you dream about Roland??
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Re: Say What?
« Reply #144 on: December 23, 2012, 11:03:28 pm »
Don't recall - really.

Only that phrase, or an unsatisfying version of it. Had to work on it this morning before posting it. Also googled it to see if anyone famous (or not so much) had ever said something like it.
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Re: Say What?
« Reply #145 on: February 07, 2013, 02:51:17 pm »
(William) Shatner (of Star Trek fame) first connected to (Canadian astronaught, Chris) Hadfield via Twitter on Jan. 3, asking, "Are you tweeting from space?"

Hadfield responded, "Yes, Standard Orbit, Captain. And we're detecting signs of life on the surface."
'

funny!  :laugh:

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Re: Say What?
« Reply #146 on: April 23, 2013, 07:39:50 am »
Graciously accepting her Hall of Fame honours from Nova Scotia songbird Anne Murray:

-- “Of course, this one had a huge impact on me,” said lang onstage, gesturing to Murray. “Phys-ed teacher, bare feet — I had the biggest crush on her and I still do."

“I think the fact that I’m standing here receiving this award says more about Canada than it does about me because only in Canada could as big a freak as k.d. lang be receiving this award … It is OK to be you. It is OK to let your freak flag fly and to embrace the quirkmeister that is in all of us.”

And later backstage she added:

 “Not many cultures would allow people like myself or Stompin’ Tom or Rita MacNeil to become national symbols. The fact that they passed gay marriage eons before a lot of other important countries have, Canada is a progressive, liberal country and it makes me very proud to be a part of it.”

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/2013/04/22/why_kd_langs_speech_stole_the_show_at_juno_awards.html

Rita McNeil, who died last week won her first of three Junos (for most promising artist) in the 80's at the age of 42
Stompin' Tom passed away last month.
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Re: Say What?
« Reply #147 on: July 28, 2013, 09:29:27 am »
A lyric from a French song Un ami caught me off guard this morning ...

"On perd tout quand on vit dans la peur"

(loosely translated: we lose everything when we live in fear)

 -- Nicola Ciccone

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wljlAHj43oY[/youtube]

This was a bit of a realisation: I've lost a lot of my life because of the closet. It's probably also why I've been so adamant in my condemnation of the reaction to the Boston bombing - why I feel that we've lost something cause fear had taken away freedoms.

On a brighter note, I went to see The Wizard of Oz with my sister (and brother-in-law) this week. (She's the one that really wanted to see it.) In addition to being the most spectacular theatrical production I've ever seen (I've not seen a lot of them - but it was sooo much better than last year's War Horse), it was choke full of surprizing tidbits - like when the lion blurts out 'I'm a friend of Dorothy'. The audience didn't react to this line (like they did for lines like 'The lion sleeps tonight' or "I'm a dandy lion!"). I explained to my sister the context of the line (I'm a friend of Dorothy), and she looked it up on Wikipedia. I've never had such an 'gay' converstion with members of my family before. I've yet to come out to any of them but I suspect that that cat's been out of the bag for a some time.
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Re: Say What?
« Reply #148 on: July 28, 2013, 09:54:47 am »
Roland, do one thing every week that scares you!  :)
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Re: Say What?
« Reply #149 on: August 20, 2013, 11:43:57 am »
 The final mystery -

                             is oneself.

-- Oscar Wilde
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