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    Notre Dame de Paris is in flames



    Such a beautiful building; I was lucky to see it. First time as a young traveller - oh, yeah, another famous church. Last time as an adult with my wife, without the kids. It was enchanting and made all the more so by a group near us, maybe 25 people. We thought they were just another tourist group until they gathered in a circle and started to sing. A choir! They sang gently, in harmony and it filled the space beautifully. After all, that is what it was built for. One of the nicest experiences of my life.
    Sad, it is no more. The interior and roof were all wooden. Probably very little will survive, if anything.

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    What a shame. I just looked at some video of it, when it was whole, and wow. It will hopefully be rebuilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misrule View Post
    We thought they were just another tourist group until they gathered in a circle and started to sing. A choir!
    if we tracked down a member of that choir I wonder if they woud recount how,
    on that day, a stranger with the voice of an angel joined in with their singing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BondJmsBond View Post
    come on now - be honest - how many of you sat there through the entire video waiting for the angle to change?

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp88 View Post
    come on now - be honest - how many of you sat there through the entire video waiting for the angle to change?

    Damn you

    I did. Well, almost sat thru entire video, I was looking in settings to see what was wrong then saw how to do it....I'd say 10 sec before the vid ended.

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    not up-to-date with the show, but I was flicking through an episode
    of game of thrones and it had people riding dragons. I'm sure it was
    meant to be epic, but something about it - the proportions or the
    weight of the bodies - put me in mind of a circus monkey riding a dog.

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    in the wake of the notre-dame, several moneyed individuals have already come forward to pledge donations for restoration after the fire that gutted the architectural structure

    these include françois-henri pinault, who has offered 100m euros, the bettencourt meyer family, who have pledged 200m euros, bernard arnault, who has also promised 200m euros (there have already been a host of calls for the notre-dame donations to be counted as tax deductible, by the way)

    as i walk to work today, i will doubtless pass by the handful of rough-sleeping homeless that can regularly be found in the small town i live in - in the shop where i will stop off to buy my lunch, i will walk past the corner where food donations can be left for those who cannot afford to feed themselves properly - i can't imagine that paris and other french towns and cities are immune from the problems of homelessness and poverty

    it's nice that billionaires are able (almost casually quickly) to find the money to pledge for the restoration of a single structure, albeit 1 that is historically iconic - i feel sure that the cold lumps of stone and artworks within will be very grateful - how pleasant it will be for all those people, struggling to find the money to actually survive day to day, to see the swift return to glory of such a building, thanks to the willingness of some rich individuals to put up the cash for a church
    "i know enough to know what's instantly forgettable"

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    There's no accounting for taste and attractivity - if that's a word. spellcheck says no but you know what I mean anyway.

    The only single characteristic I've noticed being attracted to is women with large noses, and I traced that back to a babysitter when I was 9. and no she didn't molest me or anything, I was just smitten with her.
    Otherwise it's an overall whole package thing, with no particular breasts legs or asses, ethnicity or anything, I either am attracted or not. While many are hot to me, I don't understand the hype many models/actresses get, and believe many of them ugly. For instance:

    (what touched this off) I think Sarah Hyland is ugly. ugg-lee.
    Kaley Cuoco strikes me as average.
    Heidi Klum, blecch.
    Selena Gomez, meh.
    George Clooney's wife/ex-wife Alma or something, ugh.
    Tyra Banks, yuk
    Bar Refaeli, umm no
    Megan Fox, noup
    Adriana Lima, urk

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    Quote Originally Posted by BondJmsBond View Post
    The only single characteristic I've noticed being attracted to is women with large noses, and I traced that back to a babysitter when I was 9. and no she didn't molest me or anything, I was just smitten with her.
    I always meant to ask you what the Barbra Streisand restraining order was for.
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