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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:40 am 
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<Nice!

Today I've wiped the slate clean removing all five members I had on ignore from the foe list...

Next forum visit and one is already back.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:40 pm 
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Getting used to living in town again, after having moved from our house to a flat. Less rooms, but they are so high (over 4 metres), that it doesn't feel cramped at all. One son has already flown the nest with his girlfriend he's studying at university and now has a pad with his girlfriend. The other son is also moving into a flat on January 21st and has been interviewing possible flatmates via Skype. One of them was a self-proclaimed nudist, who appeared topless on their video call. My son didn't reject her out of hand (he also has a girlfriend who is studying in another town), but she didn't make it to the top of the list.

Question: now I no longer live in Caputh, should I still be Caputh?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:58 am 
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Hope you choose well. Is Caputh the name of a place?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:02 am 
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Yep - it's just outside Potsdam.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:49 am 
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Nothing to do with "200 years have gone Caputh" or "And my voice is Caputh"?! :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:26 am 
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Kinda funny Zappa used the German word for broken twice - not sure if kaputt was a fashionable expression in the 70s or if he just found ka-poot funny to say. Or maybe it's a leftover from when he considered moving to The Netherlands. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:27 am 
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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
Nothing to do with "200 years have gone Caputh" or "And my voice is Caputh"?! :mrgreen:

Yes, that too. :)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:39 am 
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Caputh wrote:
Question: now I no longer live in Caputh, should I still be Caputh?

answer: HELL to the NO.

now's your chance to shine via brand spankin' new username.
what follows are a few username options. i grew them myself!
please feel free to choose a new and improved identity at your leisure.

- Dr. BaNaNas
- long pig
- intricate gag factor
- the human hemorrhoid
- Backdoor Al

many your welcomes,
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BBP wrote:
Kinda funny Zappa used the German word for broken twice - not sure if kaputt was a fashionable expression in the 70s or if he just found ka-poot funny to say. Or maybe it's a leftover from when he considered moving to The Netherlands. :mrgreen:



Actual kaput was commonly used in the US during the 60's and the 70's, maybe due to World War II it was part of the vernacular. It was often used in American war movies, was often said on American TV usually as comical punch line and appeared in many cartoons in the 60s and 70's.

We used it to mean something didn't work anymore (this pen is kaput) or was broken (when my engine went out my car was kaput).


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Plook wrote:
BBP wrote:
Kinda funny Zappa used the German word for broken twice - not sure if kaputt was a fashionable expression in the 70s or if he just found ka-poot funny to say. Or maybe it's a leftover from when he considered moving to The Netherlands. :mrgreen:



Actual kaput was commonly used in the US during the 60's and the 70's, maybe due to World War II it was part of the vernacular. It was often used in American war movies, was often said on American TV usually as comical punch line and appeared in many cartoons in the 60s and 70's.

We used it to mean something didn't work anymore (this pen is kaput) or was broken (when my engine went out my car was kaput).


"on the fritz" was another one for a thing not working, my father was big on that one.....

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Plook wrote:
We used it to mean something didn't work anymore (this pen is kaput) or was broken (when my engine went out my car was kaput).

or
my ability to distinguish between a real pic and a photoshopped pic is undoubtedly kaput.

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Gray_Ghost wrote:
Plook wrote:
BBP wrote:
Kinda funny Zappa used the German word for broken twice - not sure if kaputt was a fashionable expression in the 70s or if he just found ka-poot funny to say. Or maybe it's a leftover from when he considered moving to The Netherlands. :mrgreen:



Actual kaput was commonly used in the US during the 60's and the 70's, maybe due to World War II it was part of the vernacular. It was often used in American war movies, was often said on American TV usually as comical punch line and appeared in many cartoons in the 60s and 70's.

We used it to mean something didn't work anymore (this pen is kaput) or was broken (when my engine went out my car was kaput).


"on the fritz" was another one for a thing not working, my father was big on that one.....



Yes on the "fritz" was a biggy also... 8)


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woke up
checked the news
read a bunch
had some din
read a bunch more
wrote a couple emails
went downtown
nice day, dropped a book off at the library
got home
read a bunch more
interviews: Lawrence Ferlenghetti in 2019, Aldous Huxley in 1960, finished a kind of travelougue by Malcolm Lowry called "Through the Panama". Picture the world of 1947,
on a freighter, off Curacao

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:05 pm 
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BBP wrote:
Kinda funny Zappa used the German word for broken twice - not sure if kaputt was a fashionable expression in the 70s or if he just found ka-poot funny to say. Or maybe it's a leftover from when he considered moving to The Netherlands. :mrgreen:

How many places did Zappa consider moving too?

He also considered Australia but was put off when explained to of the state of union control in the Country at the time

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I think that could be just his way to practice politics in foreign countries. "I would have moved here but". :D

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punknaynowned wrote:
woke up
checked the news
read a bunch
had some din
read a bunch more
wrote a couple emails
went downtown
nice day, dropped a book off at the library
got home
read a bunch more
interviews: Lawrence Ferlenghetti in 2019, Aldous Huxley in 1960, finished a kind of travelougue by Malcolm Lowry called "Through the Panama". Picture the world of 1947,
on a freighter, off Curacao


On my way downstairs
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Lost my digicam somewhere on todays fatbike tour. It was a relative cheap canon ixus but the memory card contains all images i took throughout the last months. In that term it is quite a heavy loss :P
This is the last one that i saved on my pc to refurbish it a little bit (from yesterdays bike trip that included lots of mud and fog):
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BBP wrote:
I think that could be just his way to practice politics in foreign countries. "I would have moved here but". :D


Your Probably right, its a good line must remember that one. :mrgreen:

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BBP wrote:
I think that could be just his way to practice politics in foreign countries. "I would have moved here but". :D


Hey BBP, heard about the riot in your town [!*@?!#!] this morning on our national news.
Checked at your site to see if you're ok, saw your post -phew- but couldn't log in...
Not sweating that, maybe it's a cookie thing or something like that -
but that's why my name pops up as having visited but no post: it just wouldn't take me to the page(?)

just wanted to make sure about you. I know you're sensible and will do what's smart for you.
Say hey to Ed and the boys :smurf:

It's cool and rainy here this morning, sun's still not up at 7am.
Somehow that feels weird. But,
Glowing halos around streetlights,
shimmery puddles along street shallows,
inside the radio has a piece reminiscing on
the 25th anniversary of RENT...
a real concern here.
Today is Virginia Woolf's birthday,
KC Chiefs won their game yesterday and so go to the SuperBowl,
while KC is deadlast in national rankings for vaccine reception.

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On my way downstairs
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Looking up
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Hey Calvin, you ever see/listen to Dereck Higgins who has a youtube channel dereckvon? To me it's fascinating. He has such an amazing record collection and really knows his stuff and lives up by your bend in the river. I put him on and hear him like ppl used to keep TV on in the background. I like him because he's just a humble guy talking about what he loves, how he sees things. Yes his father was a jazz musician, his cousin is Buddy Miles, he's had a number of bands and released records in all kinds of genres, but every damn day for years and years, showing records I'd never heard of. Always showing something that can be learned, exploring different avenues.

Good to see your fonts as well 8)

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Of course nice to see plook, lapsed maps, ursinator, Gray_Ghost, Caputh, MrGreenGenes!

today I'll probably read a 1953 interview with Graham Greene,
and maybe this cool new collection of short stories by Machado de Assis

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BBP wrote:
I think that could be just his way to practice politics in foreign countries. "I would have moved here but". :D


Hey BBP, heard about the riot in your town [!*@?!#!] this morning on our national news.
Checked at your site to see if you're ok, saw your post -phew- but couldn't log in...
Not sweating that, maybe it's a cookie thing or something like that -
but that's why my name pops up as having visited but no post: it just wouldn't take me to the page(?)

just wanted to make sure about you. I know you're sensible and will do what's smart for you.
Say hey to Ed and the boys :smurf:

It's cool and rainy here this morning, sun's still not up at 7am.
Somehow that feels weird. But,
Glowing halos around streetlights,
shimmery puddles along street shallows,
inside the radio has a piece reminiscing on
the 25th anniversary of RENT...
a real concern here.
Today is Virginia Woolf's birthday,
KC Chiefs won their game yesterday and so go to the SuperBowl,
while KC is deadlast in national rankings for vaccine reception.


The site's been having router issues that may have been the cause.

It's so appalling what happened to my little town - it's making me feel angry and sick. But make no mistake - the miscreants were rioters rather than demonstrators - young males in black hoodies aged 14-25.

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We had 12 inches of snow. After dealing with it waited a day. I was going to run two errands. Backed into a pile of snow. Just barely got up the driveway in 1 gear. Mission aborted. Try tomorrow, 10 degrees warmer then.


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We had 12 inches of snow. After dealing with it waited a day. I was going to run two errands. Backed into a pile of snow. Just barely got up the driveway in 1 gear. Mission aborted. Try tomorrow, 10 degrees warmer then.

We got our first snow of the year here in the valley yesterday afternoon. The world pretty much stopped over less than 2 inches of snow.... :roll:

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