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    Quote Originally Posted by defrabbit View Post
    I am hard-pressed to think of a single novel I have read, which I
    would buy for such a price.
    Me too but as with all things, it depends on how rare it is and how bad someone wants it.

    I remember watching a video once of Whovians from back in the day that would buy bootleg copies of episodes because of course once they were shown that was it.
    I can't find the video for the life of me so I don't know if it's youtube, dailymotion or something I've got stashed somewhere,
    but you would get people paying sometimes big money for them and you know how a copy of a copy of a copy..etc starts to look.

    I found a blog article that has a few of the videos posted. (BBC has killed some of them off for copyright but a few still work. )

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    http://www.from-the-archive.co.uk/2012/11/the-tape-traders-those-were-days.html


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    looking up some old benignly-worded garfield bumper stickers and
    seeing modern day bumper stickers it is hard not to notice that they
    seem heavily skewed towards people who are complete arseholes.

    (lots of middle fingers and internet toughguy type language)

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    Quote Originally Posted by defrabbit View Post
    (lots of middle fingers and internet toughguy type language)
    Every time I see one of those, I hope they turn into Stephen one day.

    *Forgive the foul language, it's a 4Chan type of meme.

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    I've worked too hard for my illusions just to throw them all away...

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    Today in the newspaper i read that a cinema here in the city will showing Star Treck II:The Wrath Of Khan
    in March next year and William Shatner will be there too.
    The lowermost price for a ticket is €80/$88 !

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    Well, I got the small brush and the can of compressed air out and cleaned the dust out of the computer, and it still works.
    That's 3 times in a row now that I haven't fried my chipset.

    Quote Originally Posted by Toto View Post
    Today in the newspaper i read that a cinema here in the city will showing Star Treck II:The Wrath Of Khan
    in March next year and William Shatner will be there too.
    The lowermost price for a ticket is €80/$88 !

    I wouldn't mind meeting him because I hear he's not as much of a pompous ass as he used to be, but not at that price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toto View Post
    March next year [.....] William Shatner will be there
    seems like a gamble ...... he's 88, you know

    "i know enough to know what's instantly forgettable"

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    it has been announced that robert mugabe, the zimbabwean politician, famous for myriad abuses of human rights and widespread corruption, has died at the age of 95

    mugabe passed away in singapore, where he had been hospitalized since april - a hospital representative said "his current condition is satisfactory"
    "i know enough to know what's instantly forgettable"

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    Unfortunately, too many despots die of old age.
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    I didn't talk about this earlier because it's a bit of a downer but with at least a small bit of a silver lining.

    Two of the younger pre-teen girls from down the street knocked on the door early this morning to let us know one of our Mama cats had been hit by a car and killed.
    After walking down there with them, it wasn't one of ours but it was a Mama cat with a big belly and very, very dead.

    I walked back up to the house to get a couple of trash bags to pick up the body with (she was dead but wasn't squished or anything.),
    and while I was doing that, one of the girls said she could hear mewing, and after about 15 minutes of searching, we found 2 almost white teeny tiny kitties in two different places.
    One was cleaned up and the umbilical cord had been bitten off and the other was not clean at all and still had the whole umbilical/afterbirth sack attached to her.

    The only thing we can figure is that maybe she was abandoning them by giving birth to each in a separate spot when she got hit in the process,
    so after parents permission the girls and I ran them out to the Pima Animal Care place and surrender the two of them and they disposed of Mama's body.
    They said the kitties appeared to be unharmed and in good health for now and they were calling a foster person to pick them up.

    So it was a sad morning but at least (hopefully) two little cute kitties can eventually find their forever homes.
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    I've worked too hard for my illusions just to throw them all away...

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    these 2 kids were spotted at a recent turkish football match - major international outrage was caused by the sight of 1 of them puffing away on a crafty cigaroo



    however, all is not as it seems - turns out the diminuitive young cherub on the right is actually 36 and is the dad of the kid on the left

    no word yet on whether he picked up a fine for smoking in the stadium

    "i know enough to know what's instantly forgettable"

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