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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #585 on: August 26, 2019, 12:39:27 AM »
So, she buys this, which made me laugh out loud:
 
OK. My main question/concern is:  the box says "not actual size"...so what is the actual size????!!!!! Are we talking Tylenol or Twinkie here?
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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #586 on: September 07, 2019, 04:26:09 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfaOf70M4xs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfaOf70M4xs</a>

I've got to ask... has Ozzy done a reaction video?

Because... after Bradley's video... _Changes_ belongs to Ozzy, as much as _Hurt_ belongs to Trent after Cash covered it.
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« Reply #587 on: September 08, 2019, 06:06:20 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfaOf70M4xs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfaOf70M4xs</a>

I've got to ask... has Ozzy done a reaction video?

Because... after Bradley's video... _Changes_ belongs to Ozzy, as much as _Hurt_ belongs to Trent after Cash covered it.
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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #588 on: September 09, 2019, 07:24:14 AM »
The thought struck me today that the fashion world are just throwing clothes at the wall, and seeing what sticks.

Can't think of any other reason (beyond the "avante garde" copout) for some of the fashion monstrosities one sees.
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« Reply #589 on: September 10, 2019, 04:30:29 AM »
The thought struck me today that the fashion world are just throwing clothes at the wall, and seeing what sticks.

Can't think of any other reason (beyond the "avante garde" copout) for some of the fashion monstrosities one sees.

Well, you try and predict what will become popular? If you could I bet you wouldn't have time to post on the internet about, you'd be too busy cashing in. Which is perfectly fine I might add. I'd do it too.

That being said I do think some things can be predicted up to a point, just by the simple axiom of that which goes up, must come down again. If tight fitting clothes are all the rage at some point there will come a counter reaction and people will move on to baggy clothes. At some point bright garish clothes will fall out of grace again in favor of more subdued classy clothes. The trick is in being able to predict where you are in the trend. And that is why they pay trendwatchers who overall have a record of being more right then wrong the big $$$. And by right and wrong I mean like 60/40 or 55/45. And not everything they will try for next fashion season will work out. Just like in movies some films will suck (these days more then others), in movies some albums will flop from even the best of artists, or how on the stock market some stocks will fail as others will win. You try a lot of things and hope that what will stick will cover for the losses you'll make on the stuff that doesn't stick. And still make you a profit.

As for the catwalk stuff, that's a bizarro fest and separate universe all onto itself. 99% of it doesn't even translate into what you will see in retail.

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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #590 on: September 10, 2019, 05:42:13 PM »
My son and his friends at school have taken to tying their hair up in a pony tail on the very top of their heads, so it stays out of their eyes while playing soccer. He was walking round our house like that when we had the families over for a party. A few days later my sister sends a photo of her son wearing his hair the same way.
I mean, it looks ridiculous, but that's kids these days.

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« Reply #591 on: September 10, 2019, 05:50:01 PM »
Sounds a bit like a Japanese topknot, but without shaving the front of the head.
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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #592 on: September 10, 2019, 06:33:45 PM »
My son and his friends at school have taken to tying their hair up in a pony tail on the very top of their heads, so it stays out of their eyes while playing soccer. He was walking round our house like that when we had the families over for a party. A few days later my sister sends a photo of her son wearing his hair the same way.
I mean, it looks ridiculous, but that's kids these days.

Good thing other generations didn't do things, wear things that were deemed ridiculous by their parents.
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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #593 on: September 10, 2019, 06:46:22 PM »
My son and his friends at school have taken to tying their hair up in a pony tail on the very top of their heads, so it stays out of their eyes while playing soccer. He was walking round our house like that when we had the families over for a party. A few days later my sister sends a photo of her son wearing his hair the same way.
I mean, it looks ridiculous, but that's kids these days.

Good thing other generations didn't do things, wear things that were deemed ridiculous by their parents.
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« Reply #594 on: September 11, 2019, 09:07:03 AM »
The entire Internet has turned into a collection of blurry shapes and crying kittens.
Thanks Photobucket!
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« Reply #595 on: September 11, 2019, 09:15:47 AM »
The entire Internet has turned into a collection of blurry shapes and crying kittens.
Thanks Photobucket!
Use the blurry shapes and crying kittens as pedal graphics.  It would make a wonderful statement.  A while back, I was going to use this image on a pedal, but as I am terrible at finishing things, it never came to be:

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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #596 on: September 11, 2019, 04:26:03 PM »
Can't speak for anyone else, but Photobucket's new management are synonymous with money-grubbing assholes, to my mind.
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« Reply #597 on: September 11, 2019, 07:08:42 PM »
You know what the least majestic instrument is to play Whiter Shade of Pale on?

Banjo. Banjo is not majestic.

Sounds cool though.

(Both of my acoustics are in the shop. There is no majestic in chez Jon right now.)
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« Reply #599 on: September 13, 2019, 10:25:47 AM »
When you hear any song by Daft Punk, you realise their true superpower.

The true superpower of Daft Punk is that you don't realise just how damn repetitive their songs are until a decade later.
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