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(#5333220) Re: Bedside
Posted by hoof hearted on 19 Jan 2022 at 7:07PM
I keep a small handgun, a lamp and what ever book Iím currently reading
Posted by Angel Cat on 19 Jan 2022 at 5:58PM
On my bedside is usually my Bible, phone, books and a lamp. I wish my significant other was here but unfortunately we only really get to see each other two days a week.
(#5333151) Re: What ????
Posted by HeatherN on 19 Jan 2022 at 2:30PM
I suppose gun-ownership is common in the US. I hope it never happens here! (UK).
(#5333148) Re: Significant Other
Posted by Cinnamon on 19 Jan 2022 at 2:20PM
(#5333145) Re: What ????
Posted by laura lee on 19 Jan 2022 at 2:04PM
Same here, due to health issue I couldn't defend myself any other way if someone was to break in.
(#5333140) Re: What ????
Posted by mysticdragon on 19 Jan 2022 at 1:44PM
I have a 22 pistol on my bedside table..I am 64 and live alone..wouldn't be without my gun.It goes with me when I go fishing too
(#5333139) Re: Significant Other
Posted by marcmandy on 19 Jan 2022 at 1:40PM
I hadn't thought of it that way, but yeah!
(#5333123) What ????
Posted by Philippa on 19 Jan 2022 at 12:30PM
3% so far have a gun at their bedside??? A gun???? In what sad world are we living? Books would certainly offer them a better quality of life!!
(#5333111) Re: At my bedside
Posted by Totty on 19 Jan 2022 at 11:36AM
Always a book. Always a glass of water. My phone gets charged there too, but goes onto Do Not Disturb at around 9pm if it isn't already.
(#5333085) Re: At my bedside
Posted by Clem3610 on 19 Jan 2022 at 10:29AM
At my bedside is water, tissues, nose drops and most importantly my cat, Buttercup!
(#5333070) At my bedside
Posted by bobby b 71 on 19 Jan 2022 at 9:39AM
I have my Tac light, my baby Doberman, my two eyes and my wrists and my front two knuckles! And yes for reading a book by Atty.Dan Troyka titled Double obligatories and how to set them and carry them out!!
(#5333062) Re: Bedside
Posted by Y-Blockhead on 19 Jan 2022 at 8:45AM
One side my Wifey and dog, the other side my pacemaker/defibrillator monitor...
(#5333060) Significant Other
Posted by Jools on 19 Jan 2022 at 8:41AM
Seems rather mean having your Significant Other on the bedside rather than in the bed
(#5333034) Re: Bedside
Posted by rabbitoid on 19 Jan 2022 at 7:37AM
Just my Kindle, and my anti apnea machine
(#5333033) Re: Bedside
Posted by laura lee on 19 Jan 2022 at 7:37AM
momma kitty (on bed)
(#5333032) Re: Bedside
Posted by rabbitoid on 19 Jan 2022 at 7:37AM
Just my Kindle.
Posted by marcmandy on 19 Jan 2022 at 7:32AM
Alarm Clock (in phone!)
Books and E-Books
(#5332870) "20/20" vision
Posted by bobby b 71 on 18 Jan 2022 at 8:28PM
I wanted to clarify a couple of things to everyone. Those of you who have said it's all genetic or it's pilot's vision 20/10 or it's eagle or hawk's vision 20/4. Guess what? You are ALL correct! Us D.C.s and M.D.s use 20/20 as meaning RELATIVELY "perfect vision." As for me and the bottom line of a Snellen eye chart, go ahead and make those letters 1/2 the size they are! I'd still ace it because I'd have to use my eagle's eye! I never flown my own plane but on the job I have had a few wild car chases so I had to use pilot's vision. My point? When you elect to have done with your eyes what I had done to mine about 20 yrs. ago you'd have the same ability also.
(#5332850) I don't, but should
Posted by DoubleU on 18 Jan 2022 at 7:02PM
I was tested for vision problems while taking driver's ed, and got diagnosed with 20/40 vision. I don't need them if I don't drive, and I gave up on driving.
(#5332723) Re: Ready to celebrate birthday #75 with NO CONTACTS OR GLASSES
Posted by EZZ9 on 18 Jan 2022 at 12:18PM
Cute story, but it all comes down to genetics.
(#5332671) Re: Ready to celebrate birthday #75 with NO CONTACTS OR GLASSES
Posted by Totty on 18 Jan 2022 at 8:05AM
Interesting. I know most of my eye problems are hereditary, and I did a very small amount of damage to the optic nerve on my right eye when I was a heavy drinker, so environmental factors and good health definitely play their part. My brother (16 months younger than me) is closer in looks etc. to my mum and uncle. My mum didn't need glasses until she was nearly 60, and my uncle never wore them. My dad needed glasses his whole life, and I'm more like him. Shrug. Anyway, I'm glad you look after your eyes so well!!
(#5332279) Re: glasses yes
Posted by Jools on 17 Jan 2022 at 11:59AM
of course aliens read. I can read 87 alien languages but can't make head nor tail of Arabic
(#5332278) Re: 20,/20 vision
Posted by Jools on 17 Jan 2022 at 11:57AM
I wasn't talking about myself
(#5332210) Re: glasses yes
Posted by rabbitoid on 17 Jan 2022 at 7:04AM
Only those working in Saudi Arabia.
(#5332201) Glasses, heredity and getting old
Posted by Totty on 17 Jan 2022 at 6:42AM
When I turned 40 I started to get really bad headaches. I'd had these before, but had always attributed them to stress. I spent nearly 2 years under the wing of the fabulous local eye clinic, and it turns out I've inherited a problem my dad had. My eyes have a "vertical" offset. If I'm tired, or just relax my eye muscles I see two images one above the other.
So I do wear glasses for driving, general day-to-day life, sports etc., but even if I wore contacts I would have to wear glasses too! My right eye has a prism in it to correct the offset... and the headaches.
(#5332197) Re: glasses yes
Posted by Dragon Jr on 17 Jan 2022 at 6:35AM
(#5332180) Re: glasses yes
Posted by volvath on 17 Jan 2022 at 5:28AM
You want pilots vision twenty over twelve or better yet eagle's vision twenty over four now that's good vision
(#5332168) Re: glasses yes
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 17 Jan 2022 at 4:49AM
Do Alien 👽 s read ?
(#5332167) Re: glasses yes
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 17 Jan 2022 at 4:49AM
Do 👽 aliens read ?
(#5332164) Re: glasses yes
Posted by fatdaddy on 17 Jan 2022 at 4:32AM
I wear specs for myopia (nearsightedness). Instead of bifocals I slip a pair of reading glasses over my prescription lenses when viewing my computer screen.
(#5332163) Re: the outer limits
Posted by fatdaddy on 17 Jan 2022 at 4:29AM
By golly it was indeed!
(#5332160) Re: 20,/20 vision
Posted by Rabbits2 on 17 Jan 2022 at 3:53AM
Your lucky Jools I have double stigmatism so I need glasses to see with and read
(#5332148) Re: Ready to celebrate birthday #75 with NO CONTACTS OR GLASSES
Posted by HeartOnFire on 17 Jan 2022 at 2:42AM
Use glasses just for reading.
(#5332083) Ready to celebrate birthday #75 with NO CONTACTS OR GLASSES
Posted by bobby b 71 on 16 Jan 2022 at 8:29PM
YEP You read right! The lil old lady at the driver license exam station saw me read off the bottom line of the SNELLEN eye chart and had her perm and silver chain shaking! "How did you do that!" I told her that I drink a quart of carrot juice a day that I snatch from rabbits. She said "That's incredible!" I agreed!! NOW GANG!!! What I just told you is the truth about my 20/20 vision with not having glasses or no inserted contact lenses is the TRUTH so help me GOD! and also the previous chat about me doing a real joust in a castle is also the truth! On the holy book and my dear grandmas stone! SOOH If some of you want to know how I do this for once leave me some replies (for a change) and I will be DELIGHTED to share my secret with all of you! Bobby! Obviously the carrot juice is not all of it)! Stay SAFE! I do it! Bobby
(#5332079) Re: glasses yes
Posted by lwmc on 16 Jan 2022 at 8:11PM
I just use reading glasses the doctor prescribed for me.
(#5332078) 20,/20 vision
Posted by Jools on 16 Jan 2022 at 8:10PM
20/20 vision isn't perfect, it's simply "normal" and refers to which line on an eye chart you can read.
You can get better and also have 20/20 and still need glasses for close work or other reasons
(#5332076) Re: glasses yes
Posted by Jools on 16 Jan 2022 at 8:02PM
I wear them just for reading, surprised that wasn't an option in the poll
Posted by Stinger2 on 16 Jan 2022 at 7:28PM
I have worn glasses since I was 8. However, I started wearing contacts off and on for the last 30 years. I wear contacts so I can look cool in my sunglasses as I drive around for work, but once I get home, I switch to glasses...(I don't have to look cool for my woman). Lol
Posted by SandiaLove on 16 Jan 2022 at 7:16PM
I had cataract surgery, but have to wear readers to seeclose
(#5332046) Re: glasses yes
Posted by Byteme on 16 Jan 2022 at 6:04PM
just5 for reading.
(#5332039) Re: glasses yes
Posted by foster007 on 16 Jan 2022 at 5:19PM
and how do u see your dreams clearly then ?
(#5332037) Re: glasses yes
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 16 Jan 2022 at 5:18PM
Wear them all the time except when I am sleeping
(#5332032) glasses yes
Posted by foster007 on 16 Jan 2022 at 4:54PM
yes,, and the yellow in the salvo boards is so hard to see with the lines going through it compared ot all the other colours,, i vote to loose the yellow board and replace with a better colour contrasting board for all salvo games please. can i have a heck yes if anyone else finds that ?
(#5331912) Re: Watership Down
Posted by Jools on 16 Jan 2022 at 11:59AM
I think I saw it on BBC a couple of Christmases ago
(#5331911) Re: Watership Down
Posted by Totty on 16 Jan 2022 at 11:55AM
Oh cool. Thanks Jools. It looks excellent. I'm not a Netflix subscriber, but it's a good excuse to sign up for a month or so. Thanks again.
(#5331887) Re: Watership Down
Posted by Jools on 16 Jan 2022 at 11:18AM
It's very good but long, it's on Netflix.
I don't think Bright Eyes was in it, a very sad song
(#5331884) Re: Watership Down
Posted by Totty on 16 Jan 2022 at 11:06AM
No! Didn't know about it. Is it worth a look? Does it have Bright Eyes in it?
(#5331870) Re: Watership Down
Posted by Jools on 16 Jan 2022 at 10:27AM
did you see the remake released a few years ago?
(#5331868) Re: the outer limits
Posted by pepperbeach on 16 Jan 2022 at 10:20AM
yeah I loved all the Night Gallery series......they did get your blood pumping.
(#5331772) Re: Watership Down
Posted by Totty on 16 Jan 2022 at 3:40AM
It's a pretty brutal movie. Found it quite disturbing AND I used to cry at Bright Eyes, so it should probably be banned.
Posted by PattyMac on 15 Jan 2022 at 7:53PM
First movie I ever went to see at the movie theater. A Joan Crawford movie, scared me to death.
(#5331583) Re: the outer limits
Posted by jbdobie on 15 Jan 2022 at 5:55PM
Night Gallery was usually too scary for me. But I will never forget this one episode where a war criminal kept going to a museum and escaping into a peaceful fishing painting.
(#5331559) Re: the outer limits
Posted by steve111 on 15 Jan 2022 at 3:54PM
(#5331551) Re: the outer limits
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 15 Jan 2022 at 3:29PM
Wasent that an twilight zone episode
(#5331546) Re: the outer limits
Posted by fatdaddy on 15 Jan 2022 at 3:17PM
I remember an episode of "The Outer Limits" with Donna Douglas (Elly May Clampett) called "Eye of the Beholder". The "normal" faces scared me as a kid.
(#5331498) Re: the outer limits
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 15 Jan 2022 at 1:41PM
Seen all the old episodes of the outer limits
As well as
One step beyond
(#5331494) the outer limits
Posted by mutleybj on 15 Jan 2022 at 1:13PM
the outer limit series mucked me around too. especially the episode where a spectre sorts crawls through a screen to go nuts in the outside world. I think it was a tv station trying to boost its signal to improve transmission or something! even though I have the box set to that, I still have to watch some of those scenes through clenched fingers!
(#5331473) Watership Down
Posted by Ahhnanas on 15 Jan 2022 at 12:18PM
Watership Down was advertised as a kids movie back then.. there's some very graphic and brutal fighting scenes between the rabbits. I've never even re-watched it as an adult, because I've been too afraid to.
(#5331456) Re: the blob
Posted by golfnutrof on 15 Jan 2022 at 11:40AM
This was the first scary movie I remember seeing. It's still available on YouTube. I forgot that it starred a young Steve McQueen.
(#5331429) Re: the blob
Posted by Gracie P on 15 Jan 2022 at 9:39AM
I watched The Blob on the Late Movie at a friend's house as a kid, on a dare from her older brothers. Super scary at that age.
Posted by Angel Cat on 14 Jan 2022 at 4:28PM
Was never really allowed to watch any of these growing up. I think I've only seen two of the ones listed and I wouldn't say they were scary.
(#5331092) Re: Blakes 7
Posted by Big Giant Head on 14 Jan 2022 at 3:40PM
I was never into the fan scene for B7, and only ever on the fringes of other fandoms based around Star Trek, Dr Who and Hitch Hicers Guide to the Galaxy. This whole fan war had passed me by, but I will be readinf up on it. Thanks for the info.
(#5331086) Re: the blob
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 14 Jan 2022 at 3:13PM
That is pretty good and such a classic
(#5331077) the blob
Posted by mutleybj on 14 Jan 2022 at 3:02PM
I remember back in the day the very first time I saw the blob with steve McQueen, this was back in the 60's at some stage, inside the house was a bathroom and separate toilet all inside. I had to pay it a visit during a commercial break in the movie. so I went out, closed the door and continued on. now some one MUST have walked past the door because it caused a shadow to go across under the door, I thought it was the friggin "blob" attacking me! i'm still wary of shadows under the door to this day!!
(#5330996) Scary Movie...
Posted by Ziggy Zugzwang on 14 Jan 2022 at 10:06AM
Bill Gates giving a Ted Talk...
(#5330937) Re: Blakes 7
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 14 Jan 2022 at 7:36AM
The Blake's 7 Wars were a series of events taking place in the late 1980s in the Blake's 7 fandom community. They go by many names, including "The Fannish Controversies," "The Controversy," "The Feud," and "The Blake's 7 Slash Wars."
The events disrupted and divided the fandom community, leading to what some believe was the mass migration of fans away from Blake's 7 fandom. They also created ripple effects of fear and uncertainty in other fandoms.
(#5330924) Re: Blakes 7
Posted by Big Giant Head on 14 Jan 2022 at 6:21AM
I'm not aware of that.
(#5330923) Re: Dr Who
Posted by Big Giant Head on 14 Jan 2022 at 6:21AM
My earliest TV memory is from Planet of the Spiders with Jon Pertwee.
(#5330920) Re: Blakes 7
Posted by Big Giant Head on 14 Jan 2022 at 6:20AM
Everything on the BBC was low budget in the 70's.
(#5330919) Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
Posted by robertst on 14 Jan 2022 at 6:18AM
The original as opposed to the remake with Katie Holms
(#5330892) Poll list
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 14 Jan 2022 at 4:44AM
I have seen all of 30 horror films on the list
(#5330891) Re: The Tingler
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 14 Jan 2022 at 4:42AM
Seen the film with Vincent price
(#5330890) Re: Blakes 7
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 14 Jan 2022 at 4:42AM
How about the Blake 7 wars that happened to the fandom
(#5330868) Re: Blakes 7
Posted by Whafflet on 14 Jan 2022 at 3:52AM
thank you, explains why I missed it
(#5330867) Re: Blakes 7
Posted by Jools on 14 Jan 2022 at 3:51AM
Series 1 aired on BBC1, Mondays, mostly 7:15 p.m., 2 January 1978 to 27 March 1978
Series 2 aired on BBC1, Tuesdays, mostly 7:20 p.m., 9 January 1979 to 3 April 1979
Series 3 aired on BBC1, Mondays, mostly 7:15 p.m., 7 January 1980 to 31 March 1980
Series 4 aired on BBC1, Mondays, mostly 7:15 p.m., 28 September 1981 to 21 December 1981.
(#5330862) Re: A scary movie not on the list.
Posted by Lou Siffer on 14 Jan 2022 at 3:36AM
Count Yorga Vampire.
It seemed so plausible.A modern day Vampire.
(#5330860) Re: Blakes 7
Posted by Whafflet on 14 Jan 2022 at 3:34AM
What time was it shown if you can remember? think I was in bed by 7pm (strict parents) Will look it up though.
(#5330859) Re: Blakes 7
Posted by Totty on 14 Jan 2022 at 3:29AM
I loved Blakes 7. I was pretty young when the series was first shown, but rewatched the whole lot on UK Gold in the early 90s. There's a lot that sticks in my mind. Some of the plots were pretty twisted, especially towards the end. Great characters (Avon!), lots of selfishness and sneakiness, the inimitable ORAC and some fabulous acting in places.
(#5330858) Re: Blakes 7
Posted by Jools on 14 Jan 2022 at 3:18AM
Blakes 7 was a great show, although the low budget definitely showed through.
the initial plot was unusual as they were alleged criminals who captured a deserted alien spacecraft, with advanced technology
(#5330857) Re: Dr Who
Posted by Jools on 14 Jan 2022 at 3:15AM
being a few years older, I found the Jon Pertwee ones the scariest
(#5330795) Blakes 7
Posted by Big Giant Head on 14 Jan 2022 at 1:05AM
Just remembered this classic British series. I don't know how well known it is in America, but it was huge in Britain during it's initial run from 1978-1981. A science fiction series with much darker themes than Dr Who which it is usually compared with. I remember a few of the episodes terrifying me at the time. It is generally looked down on these days as an awful moment of British TV history, but although the effects are obviously dated, the stories and characterisations of the main cast are great. It's worth watching just to see Jacqueline Pearce as an out and out baddie.
(#5330794) Re: A scary movie not on the list.
Posted by Big Giant Head on 14 Jan 2022 at 1:02AM
I watched that last year, but under the name The Trollenberg Terror which was the name it was released under outside the US. Definitely not a horror by today's standards, but an entertaining way to spend some time.
(#5330793) Re: The Tingler
Posted by Big Giant Head on 14 Jan 2022 at 12:59AM
I love that film. Such a brilliant concept.
(#5330792) Re: Dr Who
Posted by Big Giant Head on 14 Jan 2022 at 12:59AM
I grwe up in the Tom Baker years, being just short of my fourth birthday when he took over. SO many stories had an effect on me over the coming years and I absolutely loved it. The only time I remember hiding from the tv was when I was at my grandmother's for an episode from 1979 when the epsiode ended on a monster rising up out of a pit, it was cutting edge special effects for the time. The following week when the episode started with the previous week's cliffhanger I forced myself to sit and watch it and remember feeling proud I'd done it. Rewatching the episode today, it looks so mild as the effects haven't aged well.
(#5330790) Re: Body snatchers!
Posted by Big Giant Head on 14 Jan 2022 at 12:54AM
The original from 1956 is a classic, and the end is brilliant. The end of the remake is brilliant too, to be fair. Both scenes are classics of cinema.
(#5330711) A scary movie not on the list.
Posted by Stinger2 on 13 Jan 2022 at 5:06PM
Although I chose Carrie off of this list, there was another old movie that freaked me out as a kid. A 1958 (not so) classic called "The Crawling Eye". Has anyone else seen this one?
(#5330710) Re: scary movie
Posted by Meeshamouse on 13 Jan 2022 at 4:55PM
I really wasn't a child when this first came out BUT it sure did frighten me! I heard noises i the house for months!
(#5330700) Re: scary movie
Posted by murrsquito on 13 Jan 2022 at 4:11PM
I was a really little kid & I was terrified by the movie ... Dumbo. It may have had something to do with flying elephants.
(#5330667) scary movie
Posted by harrymac on 13 Jan 2022 at 3:02PM
The movie that scared me was 'Five' about te end of the world Dad dropped us off at thewrong theater I was 19 sis was 7. Lotsa skeletons, radiation 'sores' on the remaining people
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 13 Jan 2022 at 11:49AM
None scared me as a kid. Unaffected by any of them.
(#5330598) Re: These movies premiered after I became an adult
Posted by rabbitoid on 13 Jan 2022 at 11:32AM
Nooo, that's a bit short. You're the expert here on the subject, we've all been waiting to hear from you. So which one scared YOU as a kid? If any?
(#5330586) Re: These movies premiered after I became an adult
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 13 Jan 2022 at 10:37AM
Seen all of them in order which I saw them
silence of the lambs
Nightmare on elm Street
Blair witch project
Cabin in the woods
(#5330506) These movies premiered after I became an adult
Posted by Pegasus on 13 Jan 2022 at 5:36AM
Nightmare on Elm Street
Cabin in the Woods
Silence of the Lambs
Blair Witch Project
I have never been traumatized by horror films and have even been known to fall asleep while watching some horror films even during my first watching of some.
Posted by Tuesday on 13 Jan 2022 at 5:04AM
The Haunting with Julie Harris. It's tame by today's standards, but after the scene where a lady thought she was holding hands with her roommate, but she wasn't near her. I was an adult before I could sleep with my hands or feet out of the covers.
(#5330411) I traumatized Jaws!
Posted by bobby b 71 on 12 Jan 2022 at 10:33PM
Well it was not Richard Kiel but a monster that looked just like him! The place? Med Evil times castle on the far west side of Chicago at the Elgin boarder! The castle is a city block long with a moat and fins going up and down it. (plastic fins.) I was suited up by a squire and a Vixen that was a bombshell to JOUST against this MAN. I had to sign a waiver and only got accepted because they saw I had been with Judo since age 15 and knew how to fall! Well it happened! My spear hit his breastplate just about 1/5th of a second before his hit mine. He went flying off the back of his horse and I suffered a LOW back sprain that had me playing Camelot with my board and pieces for the next month. I set an example for our dedicated Camelot players here! GOOD LUCK to all of you and stay SAFE!
(#5330407) Re: Are: What movie traumatized you as a kid
Posted by nana210 on 12 Jan 2022 at 9:50PM
When I was a kid my dad chose what we watched,westerns and cartoons,maybe carol Burnett or Red Skelton. It was in bed doors locked lights out at 10:00 pm no questions!
(#5330313) The Tingler
Posted by qetutor on 12 Jan 2022 at 3:40PM
Insanely scary as an 11 pm Friday night TV horror movie. And the parents out.
There was only only one way to make it worse, and some movie theaters did, and that was by electrifying some of the chairs to give a shock at the point where everyone was supposed to scream. Diabolic.
(#5330303) Re: Are: What movie traumatized you as a kid
Posted by squirly138 on 12 Jan 2022 at 3:07PM
The Hand, I had nightmares for years and sometimes I'd wake up with my sleeping hand around my neck!!
(#5330240) Re: Are: What movie traumatized you as a kid
Posted by Totty on 12 Jan 2022 at 12:03PM
Wow. That's horrendous. I remember watching a psychological horror in a big cinema (cert 15 or 18) near a woman with two kids around 8 or 9. At least she had the decency to leave once they started wailing with terror. But... yeah, that's not right.
(#5330239) The Birds
Posted by laura lee on 12 Jan 2022 at 12:02PM
I watched it through my fingers .. lol
Then there was "Baby Jane" , "Hush Hush sweet Charlotte"
(#5330238) Re: Are: What movie traumatized you as a kid
Posted by Mystic Dreamer on 12 Jan 2022 at 12:01PM
Saw that movie with my two cousins, they had nightmaresÖI slept like a baby.
(#5330237) Re: Are: What movie traumatized you as a kid
Posted by Byteme on 12 Jan 2022 at 11:53AM
My sister and I were 6 and 8 yrs. old when my father took us to see "Night of the Living Dead". we still have never been able to see it again. "great parenting"!
(#5330200) Are: What movie traumatized you as a kid
Posted by YB_Official on 12 Jan 2022 at 10:18AM
Mine was Cujo. After watching that movie it took me years to get over my fear of dogs
(#5330189) Re: Dr Who
Posted by Jools on 12 Jan 2022 at 9:43AM
I remember that one too.
Out of the films listed, I'm afraid it's Bambi. Although The Birds had me terrified for weeks
cried my eyes out when they shot his mum. I was too young to watch Jaws when it came out, but when I eventually saw it the head coming out the porthole got me.
I still think Alien has to be one of the best movies for scary suspense
(#5330188) Re: Not applicable
Posted by heyred72 on 12 Jan 2022 at 9:42AM
For me, it was Poltergeist. Maybe partly because I knew I was not supposed to be watching it, so there was extra tension and nerves about getting caught watching it.
(#5330185) Dr Who
Posted by Whafflet on 12 Jan 2022 at 9:34AM
There was 1 episode, think Tom Baker played the doctor? but it was like a huge green Slug like thing had me racing for the back of the sofa, Traumatised me for weeks, but film wise was "jaws" I actually remember screaming at bath time, thinking it would come up through the plug hole.
(#5330183) Body snatchers!
Posted by Totty on 12 Jan 2022 at 9:32AM
Although I loved the film Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, there were a couple of scenes that gave me nightmares. Clever horror.
(#5330175) Re: Not applicable
Posted by fatdaddy on 12 Jan 2022 at 9:14AM
"The Wizard of Oz" got my 4 year old heart racing.
My Ex had nightmares about Maleficent throughout her childhood.
(#5330155) Re: Not applicable
Posted by LittleTree on 12 Jan 2022 at 8:51AM
It wasn't a movie but Boris Karloff's "Thriller" series scared me but I couldn't stop watching it every week.
(#5330154) Re: Not applicable
Posted by rabbitoid on 12 Jan 2022 at 8:50AM
Sleeping beauty. The witch queen turning into a dragon... hey, I was a kid.
(#5330150) Re: Not applicable
Posted by HeartOnFire on 12 Jan 2022 at 8:43AM
Most of the movies weren't around when I was young either, although I watched most of them in my later years. But one that was around was The Wizard of Oz and different scenes in the movie scared me as a child and I didn't want to watch it after.
(#5330146) Not applicable
Posted by HeatherN on 12 Jan 2022 at 8:30AM
Most of these movies were not even made when I was a child. I watched some in the list like the Yearling, and was sad, but not traumatised. They wouldn't put movies like that on the TV when I was toung. I think Boris Karloff in Dracula would be about as scary as it got, and would get put on TV after bedtime.
I don't really like scary movies to be honest; although I did watch some on the list as an adult. One of the best scary movies I've seen, though, was "The Others" - really spooky, but again was not made when I wasa child.
(#5330141) horror movie salem lot
Posted by foster007 on 12 Jan 2022 at 8:18AM
salem lot was horrid
(#5329827) Re: Down with the decorations!!!
Posted by Jools on 11 Jan 2022 at 11:46AM
you need to ask the icon fairy to remove it for you
(#5329777) Re: Down with the decorations!!!
Posted by rabbitoid on 11 Jan 2022 at 9:43AM
As annex to this thread, when does Goldtoken get rid of the Christmas decorations? I've got this Waldo hat on my icon. Cute, but I get this urge to scratch my ears every time I see it
(#5329704) Re: New Years Resolutions
Posted by fatdaddy on 11 Jan 2022 at 4:50AM
I plan to lose more weight as well.
(#5329611) Re: Name
Posted by Totty on 10 Jan 2022 at 11:42PM
Totty is an ancient nickname, going back to when I was about 13. My real name starts with an "A", but for the most part I keep the Internet separate to my private and professional life.
(#5329525) Re: Name
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 10 Jan 2022 at 5:37PM
Well my moniker on here should give you a big hint
(#5329243) Re: New Years Resolutions
Posted by Clem3610 on 10 Jan 2022 at 12:52AM
I don't make New Years Resolutions, I call them Intentions. I intend to loose weight
Posted by Angel Cat on 9 Jan 2022 at 7:41PM
Everyone calls me Angel but that's like, my third name. Lol
(#5328228) Re: Resolutions
Posted by Whafflet on 7 Jan 2022 at 9:46AM
I'd make the gym last 2 weeks, no one lasts that long, lol
only the dedicated and they don't need the new year.
Posted by Totty on 7 Jan 2022 at 9:44AM
I'm opening a new business called Resolutions. For the first two months of the year it will be a gym. For the rest of the year it will be a wine bar.
(#5328223) Re: New Years Resolutions
Posted by amthevessel on 7 Jan 2022 at 9:31AM
NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS
Never again my composure to strain
Whenever a game goes down the drain Ė
No ! Dash it and bother it ! Never again !
I blooming well mean it, I vow !
No matter how flamingly hot is the fray
To answer all letters the very next day
Excepting those that have bills to pay !
Two years for those Iíll allow !
Never to emulate checker books
And to keep up my sleeve, my arm and not cooks,
Which (if I get any !) are sure to be flukes !
And really astounding Ė and how !
To try to keep in tenuous touch
With champs and scrubs and players and such,
Which, I maintain, is not asking too much.
Accept my best wishes just now.
Albert Profili, Stenhousemuir, a draughts player from years gone by.
(#5328007) Re: New Years Resolutions
Posted by GinnyB on 6 Jan 2022 at 10:54PM
Haven't made a resolution in 50 years.. Seems no one truly fulfills their resolutions and get disappointed.
Posted by Angel Cat on 5 Jan 2022 at 4:51PM
The goal for 2022 is to move out to the town where my boyfriend lives so we can spend more time together.
(#5327502) Life's too short
Posted by HeatherN on 5 Jan 2022 at 3:41PM
My resolution is that I'm not going let people trample all over me - if I don't like a situation, I will get out of it. I'm going to be a free spirit.
Posted by grummbunger on 5 Jan 2022 at 3:25PM
each day is a resolution, i set my bar a little higher.
(#5327268) Re: New Years Resolutions
Posted by HeartOnFire on 5 Jan 2022 at 8:13AM
Just to be a better person, there is always room for improvements.
(#5327251) Re: New Years Resolutions
Posted by Totty on 5 Jan 2022 at 7:26AM
Hah! I like it. I'm going with 5 minutes cleaning a day. For the past 6-7 months I've been working 6 day weeks, plus college and other stuff, and my house is now, errr, disgusting. But 5 minutes of cleaning and tidying makes such a difference.
(#5327249) Re: New Years Resolutions
Posted by Jools on 5 Jan 2022 at 7:23AM
I'm still sticking to the resolution I made 30 years ago, to make no more resolutions
(#5327233) New Years Resolutions
Posted by marcmandy on 5 Jan 2022 at 6:44AM
No new yearís resolutions this year. It's the circumstances turn to improve.
(#5327187) Re: Other
Posted by Dragon Jr on 5 Jan 2022 at 3:37AM
During the last week of December, I had my first cup of coffee in 30 years! I usually drink tea.
(#5327085) Re: Coffee creamer
Posted by GinnyB on 4 Jan 2022 at 11:41PM
I am addicted to coffee and have to have it every day otherwise I get bad migraines.. Have to have my French Vanilla creamer all the time..
(#5326856) Re: Other
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 4 Jan 2022 at 12:37PM
I drink coffee but I also drink hot tea
(#5326740) Re: Coffee creamer
Posted by cindygal on 4 Jan 2022 at 7:45AM
I don't drink coffee.
(#5326731) Re: Other
Posted by Trianda on 4 Jan 2022 at 7:15AM
same here, I only drink tea, so no answer for me
(#5326706) Re: Other
Posted by Rabbits2 on 4 Jan 2022 at 4:21AM
Posted by GeorgiasGrandad on 4 Jan 2022 at 1:10AM
I donít drink coffee
(#5326581) Re: Coffee creamer
Posted by Big Green Eyes on 3 Jan 2022 at 6:23PM
Almond Joy (chocolate and coconut)
(#5326566) Re: Coffee creamer
Posted by Bullets9mm on 3 Jan 2022 at 5:20PM
(#5326564) Re: Coffee creamer
Posted by Oartkickel of the Wolf Pack on 3 Jan 2022 at 5:13PM
I like my coffee like I like my women, hot, black and bitter.
and for the women.. I like my coffee like I like my men; tied in a burlap bag and dragged thru the mountains.
(#5326540) Re: Coffee creamer
Posted by fatdaddy on 3 Jan 2022 at 4:13PM
I never use coffee creamer. I don't eat non-dairy cheese nor any other imitation food either.
I do however use milk, half and half or heavy cream in my coffee.
(#5326531) Re: Coffee creamer
Posted by HeatherN on 3 Jan 2022 at 3:43PM
I don't know what a coffee creamer is. I'll have to look it up.
(#5326526) Re: Coffee creamer
Posted by lwmc on 3 Jan 2022 at 3:07PM
I donít drink coffee either.
The only time I did was in my senior year at school.
Then I had a little coffee in my sugar.
(#5326525) Re: Coffee creamer
Posted by **Lover of Darkness** on 3 Jan 2022 at 3:00PM
I drink it only with a little half&half, or with nothing
(#5326509) Re: Coffee creamer
Posted by Whafflet on 3 Jan 2022 at 2:11PM
I have to admit, a good cup of coffee doesn't need anything added.
(#5326508) Re: Coffee creamer
Posted by Philippa on 3 Jan 2022 at 2:09PM
True. But whisky for Irish coffre is lovely !!
(#5326433) Re: Coffee creamer
Posted by karynsong on 3 Jan 2022 at 10:00AM
I'm really surprised that 63% don't use creamers at all! Every time I go to a market to get some, there are so many flavors and people are buying a lot of it. They are always low or out of the ones I want. I've just recently become a coffee drinker and the creamers are the reason why. I like to try all the different flavors.
(#5326430) Re: Coffee creamer
Posted by Totty on 3 Jan 2022 at 9:48AM
I think coffee creamer is primarily a US product, but I'm not sure. I've seen Coffee Mate, but everyone I know (and I know a LOT of coffee drinkers!) either takes it black or with milk. For me coffee is something unsweetened with a little milk, although I'll have it black if it's a good mokka pot brew!
(#5326429) Re: Coffee creamer
Posted by Stinger2 on 3 Jan 2022 at 9:40AM
I agree! You can bet the first coffee drinkers didn't put any creamers in their coffee.
(#5326427) Re: Coffee creamer
Posted by Jools on 3 Jan 2022 at 9:34AM
Coffee should be strong, black and unsweetened
(#5326425) Coffee creamer
Posted by Evan54 on 3 Jan 2022 at 9:23AM
I can't drink coffee - the stuff makes me ill.
(#5326350) Re: Who says you HAVE to...
Posted by Jools on 3 Jan 2022 at 3:53AM
....the pollster does
(#5326109) Re: Who says you HAVE to...
Posted by jbdobie on 2 Jan 2022 at 4:37PM
A very poetic description.
(#5324772) Re: Down with the decorations!!!
Posted by HeartOnFire on 30 Dec 2021 at 2:30PM
We always strived for January 6th, the Feast of the Epiphany. If it went a little longer that was okay too. What saddens me to see is when Christmas trees are lying out in the gutter the day after Christmas.
(#5324763) Re: Down with the decorations!!!
Posted by karynsong on 30 Dec 2021 at 2:19PM
Mine stay up until February or March. Every room in the house is decorated top to bottom (including the ceilings) on November 1st. One year I left it up till a couple weeks before Easter so I could get the Easter bunnies, etc. put out.
tthey are so beautiful, I hate to see it all go.
(#5324615) Decorations down
Posted by Fian on 30 Dec 2021 at 9:00AM
I'm 85 and have seen a lot of decorations come down, always om January 6, the feast of the Epiphany.
(#5324457) Re: Who says you HAVE to...
Posted by Totty on 30 Dec 2021 at 1:46AM
I know from bitter experience that if I leave mine up beyond the first week in January, I'll start to detest them. I won't switch on the lights as the time for Christmas merriment has passed, but their presence will grow and grow like a Hadean hatred, the task of taking them down late now a nuisance, the thought of seeing them dark and pointless as the nights grow lighter eating into my soul.
(#5324442) Re: Who says you HAVE to...
Posted by Rabbits2 on 29 Dec 2021 at 11:27PM
I have a string of Christmas Lights that havenít been taken down for 30 + years
(#5324410) Re: Down with the decorations!!!
Posted by GinnyB on 29 Dec 2021 at 8:48PM
From when I was a young child it was always taken down the night of January 6th. After coming home from Church we would have our Dinner and then open our gifts. We used to call it Armenian Christmas aka Epiphany Christmas.
(#5324383) Who says you HAVE to...
Posted by Stinger2 on 29 Dec 2021 at 7:40PM
...take them down on a specific day??? Take them down when you bloody well feel like it. Sometimes it's not always convenient to do it when the "establishment" says it's time.
(#5324329) Re: Down with the decorations!!!
Posted by Jools on 29 Dec 2021 at 4:03PM
It is, 12th night is the 5th (day decs should be down by) 3 kings is 6th
(#5324309) Re: Down with the decorations!!!
Posted by Totty on 29 Dec 2021 at 3:21PM
I thought the Feast Of The Three Kings was the day after the 12th day of Christmas? I could well be wrong...
(#5324307) Re: Down with the decorations!!!
Posted by EZZ9 on 29 Dec 2021 at 3:17PM
On the twelfth day of Christmas, On The Feast Of The Three Kings.
(#5324171) Re: Down with the decorations!!!
Posted by Big Giant Head on 29 Dec 2021 at 7:29AM
I don't mind when they come down, as long as I don't have to do it. I do most of the housework for the rest of the year, so other people can do the Christmas stuff.
(#5324152) Down with the decorations!!!
Posted by Totty on 29 Dec 2021 at 6:34AM
The 12th day of Christmas is the 5th of January, and despite being brought up without any hint of superstition, I still think it's bad luck to leave the decorations up beyond the 6th. This year I'll leave them up until the 3rd. They're lovely, but my living room feels huuuge after I take my tree down!!
(#5323699) It has to be Dumbledore!
Posted by Totty on 28 Dec 2021 at 4:13AM
In the beginning, Dumbledore is so incredibly kind and understanding of everything affecting Harry, and it's a fabulous character portrayal.
(#5322934) ALL I WANT..,
Posted by Meeshamouse on 26 Dec 2021 at 12:15PM
is PEACE on Earth
(#5322344) All I want for XMAS I have already gotten!!
Posted by bobby b 71 on 25 Dec 2021 at 5:22AM
Yes I'm glad I got my XMAS presents! I simply wanted to be at the top of the 2 ladders in my two FAVORITE games - Camelot and Chivalry! And there I am! At first it is a tremendous feeling but the glitter and fame wear off quickly because when you are at the top there is only ONE way you can go!! Which brings me to my New Year's resolution which is to simply make the very best moves that I am capable of making! Both myself and Bobby Fischer were born in the same Chicago hospital! Michael Reese is now gone to Section 8 housing but Bobby's words still ring in my ears to this day! When he said to me at the Chicago Chess Club,"don't try to see how your opponent is staring at you. Just concentrate on making good moves!"
(#5322200) Re: All I want for Christmas....
Posted by kess&ellie on 24 Dec 2021 at 4:41PM
so do I!
(#5322164) Re: All I want for Christmas....
Posted by globalroamer on 24 Dec 2021 at 2:05PM
I see him in 2022, no meet though
(#5321933) My Boyfriend
Posted by Angel Cat on 23 Dec 2021 at 9:20PM
All I want for Christmas is my boyfriend but unfortunately he's on a holiday to visit his family.
(#5321733) All I want for Christmas....
Posted by kess&ellie on 23 Dec 2021 at 11:06AM
to one day meet Keith Urban
(#5321728) Re: All I Want for Christmas
Posted by cindy1970 on 23 Dec 2021 at 10:42AM
Peace on Earth, Real Love, Health for my Children, Happiness and Peace and Recover from Covid ti feel normal again.
(#5321727) Christmas gift
Posted by grummbunger on 23 Dec 2021 at 10:41AM
i would not turn down a house!
(#5321699) Re: All I Want for Christmas
Posted by SarahMills on 23 Dec 2021 at 8:14AM
(#5321561) Re: All I Want for Christmas
Posted by Big Giant Head on 23 Dec 2021 at 1:25AM
I've given my family a list of obscure soccer teams so they can buy me the replica kits, and a bunch of old out of print boardgames. I've provided links to the soccer club websites and the appropriate ebay shops where these are available.
So I'll probably get something entirely different, but I'll be happy anyway because people were thinking of me at the time they bought the gifts, so that's good.
(#5321557) Re: From teeth
Posted by Rabbits2 on 23 Dec 2021 at 12:21AM
Try having only 4 teeth left they are all on the bottom jaw in the front
(#5321544) Re: All I Want for Christmas
Posted by HeartOnFire on 22 Dec 2021 at 9:35PM
(#5321543) Re: All I Want for Christmas
Posted by GinnyB on 22 Dec 2021 at 9:22PM
My husband, parents and family I've lost for one day.. It will never happen till I cross over some day..
(#5321478) Re: All I Want for Christmas
Posted by *justme on 22 Dec 2021 at 5:32PM
Is for my Mother to be doing better than to need help 24/7
(#5321419) Re: All I Want For Christmas
Posted by Lil Red on 22 Dec 2021 at 2:15PM
I'll take Kayce please, from Yellowstone Please Please!! 😍
(#5321410) All I Want For Christmas
Posted by GreenEyedLady on 22 Dec 2021 at 1:59PM
I'll take RIP from Yellowstone. Pretty Please!
(#5321400) Re: All I Want for Christmas
Posted by karynsong on 22 Dec 2021 at 1:17PM
All I want is impossible...An end to the Covid and all it's cousins, and World Peace. NICE: Why can't everyone just be NICE? Then there would be no strife or wars. (and some money would be welcome)
(#5321380) From teeth
Posted by Mystic Dreamer on 22 Dec 2021 at 11:03AM
Not long ago my FRONT TEETH bridge broke off, thank goodness it didnít hurtÖjust looks ghastly! Waiting for new Kaiser heath plan to start after new yearÖit now comes with dental and vision
(#5321334) Re: All I Want for Christmas
Posted by SandiaLove on 22 Dec 2021 at 7:32AM
Is my husband out of the hospital and home with me
(#5321194) Re: What Sign are you?
Posted by GinnyB on 22 Dec 2021 at 12:28AM
Depends on how I get up in the morning..
Technically I'm an Arian and my hubby was a Pisces.. We weren't supposed to get along but marriage lasted 40 years. guess he gave up and passed away.. We would have been together for 49 year this past year..
(#5321018) Re: What Sign are you?
Posted by grummbunger on 21 Dec 2021 at 2:13PM
(#5321017) Re: Goat
Posted by grummbunger on 21 Dec 2021 at 2:13PM
I am skeptical about what you say here. I'm a Capricorn, this is a conundrum to say the least.
(#5320981) Re: Goat
Posted by HeartOnFire on 21 Dec 2021 at 12:32PM
Capricorn and proud.
(#5320975) Re: Goat
Posted by Mystic Dreamer on 21 Dec 2021 at 11:33AM
One of my sons is a Capricorn. When he was little, he couldnít say Capricorn, so he called himself Captain Corn.
Posted by Withacee on 21 Dec 2021 at 8:11AM
I don't believe in all of that nonsense because I'm a Capricorn and we are skeptics.
(#5320767) Re: What Sign are you?
Posted by oldog on 20 Dec 2021 at 5:01PM
Taurus the bull-headed.....yup.
(#5320750) Re: What Sign are you?
Posted by rabbitoid on 20 Dec 2021 at 3:38PM
I take the fifth... month.
(#5320715) Re: What Sign are you?
Posted by Mystic Dreamer on 20 Dec 2021 at 1:59PM
Virgo ♍️sun sign with Aquarius ♒️rising and a Sagittarius ♐️moon.
(#5320712) Re: What Sign are you?
Posted by Totty on 20 Dec 2021 at 1:48PM
Rabbitoid: With that stubbornness... you could be a Taurus. A carrot eating bull?
(#5320710) Re: What Sign are you?
Posted by **YANKEE ROSE*JR FRANK PAB on 20 Dec 2021 at 1:45PM
(#5320642) Re: What Sign are you?
Posted by gertess on 20 Dec 2021 at 10:02AM
(#5320632) Re: What Sign are you?
Posted by Mary on 20 Dec 2021 at 8:55AM
Same here I'm a Taurus through and through
(#5320576) Re: What Sign are you?
Posted by rabbitoid on 20 Dec 2021 at 4:03AM
I boycott western astrology since it didn't see fit to include a rabbit.
(#5320574) Re: What Sign are you?
Posted by Totty on 20 Dec 2021 at 3:51AM
A happy Taurean here. Always stubborn. Always reliable!
(#5320567) Re: What Sign are you?
Posted by Rabbits2 on 20 Dec 2021 at 3:26AM
Iím a Leo my hubby is Pisces
(#5320442) What Sign are you?
Posted by fatdaddy on 19 Dec 2021 at 7:20PM
"Great! Let's get tanked"
(#5320397) (no subject)
Posted by Meeshamouse on 19 Dec 2021 at 5:56PM
Who the heck can remember that FAR back! lol 🍞On second thought maybe it was toast. 😉
Posted by Ahhnanas on 19 Dec 2021 at 10:58AM
with sauce bolognese my mom taught me
(#5320194) Re: First thing I learned to cook....
Posted by brainiac2011 on 19 Dec 2021 at 6:32AM
marshmallows over campfire
(#5319979) Re: First thing I learned to cook
Posted by HeartOnFire on 18 Dec 2021 at 4:51PM
I remember it was spaghetti too, and I was so proud when it came out good and was edible! 😊
(#5319532) Re: First thing I learned to cook
Posted by Eriisa on 17 Dec 2021 at 2:10PM
yeah, I think theey had just discovered fire when I was young. Wheels weren't around yet.
(#5319307) Re: First thing I learned to cook
Posted by GinnyB on 16 Dec 2021 at 11:30PM
JEEZE.... really can't remember that far back.. LOL
(#5319189) Re: First thing I learned to cook....
Posted by fatdaddy on 16 Dec 2021 at 3:46PM
(#5319128) First thing I learned to cook....
Posted by antibs on 16 Dec 2021 at 12:47PM
was spaghetti because I felt smart being able to boil water!
(#5318996) Re: First thing I learned to cook
Posted by HeatherN on 16 Dec 2021 at 4:46AM
The first thing I learned to cook was toast - but under the grill as my parents didn't have a toaster, so I had to watch it. I soon progressed to cheese on toast! At primary school, I think fairy cakes (or buns as we called them was the first thing I cooked).
(#5318799) Re: Todays cooking
Posted by volvath on 15 Dec 2021 at 11:33AM
I remember cooking things like flapjacks in school amongst other stuff so cook for a long time so hard to remember what the first thing I cook was
(#5318760) Re: First thing I learned to cook
Posted by Jools on 15 Dec 2021 at 8:36AM
I can't remember exactly, but either chicken & bacon pasta or risotto. I think started experimenting with Indian dishes
(#5318757) green eyes
Posted by Trianda on 15 Dec 2021 at 8:34AM
still to the previous poll:
I read that my green eyes are only 2% in the world, but lot more here in Gold Token !
(#5318754) Re: First thing I learned to cook
Posted by Xandu on 15 Dec 2021 at 8:30AM
Water ! ArníI great ?
(#5318753) Re: First thing I learned to cook
Posted by Y-Blockhead on 15 Dec 2021 at 8:22AM
The first thing I learned to "cook" was a TV dinner. Second thing was how to boil water...
(#5318726) First thing I learned to cook
Posted by Totty on 15 Dec 2021 at 8:00AM
We always had rhubarb in the garden, so my first proper dish was rhubarb crumble. I was around 9. We visited family friends in London that summer, and I made it for dessert one night. Sticky, spicy and gorgeous, probably the best one I ever made with good vanilla ice cream on the side.
(#5318723) Todays cooking
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 15 Dec 2021 at 7:47AM
Sticky toffee fig rolls
Leftover turkey cassarole
Turkey mince pie
(#5318715) Re: Color of eyes
Posted by amthevessel on 15 Dec 2021 at 6:40AM
"Glorious Technicolor, Breathtaking CinemaScope."
(#5318609) Re: Color of eyes
Posted by GinnyB on 14 Dec 2021 at 11:21PM
Angelina how could that happen as you are not a jealous person!!
(#5318342) my eyes color
Posted by grummbunger on 14 Dec 2021 at 10:17AM
i have never seen my eyes.
(#5318293) Re: color of eyes
Posted by Jools on 14 Dec 2021 at 8:06AM
unless you're a squirrel (or other rodent)
(#5318250) Re: Color of eyes
Posted by Whafflet on 14 Dec 2021 at 6:07AM
I had a partner whose eyes were blue, but when he had been drinking they would turn green, so I can believe that.
(#5318249) Re: Color of eyes
Posted by Angelena on 14 Dec 2021 at 5:46AM
My eyes are green. My husband says that when I get jealous they get deeper green LOL I don't know how true that is!
(#5317709) Re: color of eyes
Posted by Whafflet on 12 Dec 2021 at 7:47PM
yes but dead easy to get black eyes
(#5317706) Re: color of eyes
Posted by **YANKEE ROSE*JR FRANK PAB on 12 Dec 2021 at 7:46PM
Mine are green and wear dark clothes looks good and make up dark purple looks good
(#5317694) Re: Love
Posted by cindy1970 on 12 Dec 2021 at 7:01PM
I've never been truly loved back. Yet i am a huge romancer. Hope one day I will experience true love.
(#5317693) Re: color of eyes
Posted by cindy1970 on 12 Dec 2021 at 6:58PM
Mostly green these days but can have a blue look and sometimes gray, sometimes all 3 depends on my color of clothing.
(#5317649) color of eyes
Posted by GoneFishin on 12 Dec 2021 at 4:47PM
its genetically impossible to have black iris'
(#5316866) Re: Red lights 'n' bikes
Posted by cindy1970 on 10 Dec 2021 at 10:41PM
LOL funny Totty
(#5316270) Re: Red lights 'n' bikes
Posted by Totty on 9 Dec 2021 at 2:27PM
I did mine in 1988. There was an off road element, basic control, wobbling through traffic cones etc. The on road part was the actual driving test, and the examiner gave instructions and then moved around on foot. The whole thing was within 2-3 blocks of the test centre!
(#5315885) Re: Red lights 'n' bikes
Posted by heyred72 on 8 Dec 2021 at 5:06PM
That's pretty cool!
(#5315878) there isn't one sugar free candy mentioned
Posted by safoocat on 8 Dec 2021 at 4:51PM
there isn't one sugar free candy mentioned
we eat sugar free candies in our household.
(#5315784) Re: Favourite Christmas Candy
Posted by HeartOnFire on 8 Dec 2021 at 2:29PM
Hershey's chocolate bar with almonds.
(#5315769) Re: Favourite Christmas Candy
Posted by amthevessel on 8 Dec 2021 at 1:37PM
(#5315743) Re: Favourite Christmas Candy
Posted by Cinnamon on 8 Dec 2021 at 12:17PM
That makes me sad for you guys. Maybe you could submit a poll with items from your country? Iím sure people arenít trying to exclude you on purpose, we just wouldnít know what those items are.
(#5315718) Re: Favourite Christmas Candy
Posted by HeatherN on 8 Dec 2021 at 10:58AM
Ditto - re Jools' comment
(#5315716) Re: Favourite Christmas Candy
Posted by Eriisa on 8 Dec 2021 at 10:56AM
Jools, what are some over there?
And is there candy called Reindeer food??
(#5315710) Re: Favourite Christmas Candy
Posted by cindy1970 on 8 Dec 2021 at 10:39AM
As a kid my Mom always had ribbon candy. I'm not a huge candy person, I like salty stuff. But a few Christmas treats are ok. Strawberry Pretzel Salad I added to recipes here last year is a favorite.
(#5315704) Gingerbread Men
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 8 Dec 2021 at 10:21AM
Anyone want some homemade ones ?
(#5315693) Favourite Christmas Candy
Posted by Jools on 8 Dec 2021 at 9:49AM
As per usual, very US orientated, don't recognise most of those listed
(#5315487) Re: Red light
Posted by GinnyB on 8 Dec 2021 at 1:09AM
Yeah camera's that take your picture and license plate number.. Although never got a mug shot done on me. LOLOL
(#5315483) Re: Red lights 'n' bikes
Posted by Big Giant Head on 8 Dec 2021 at 12:56AM
In the UK, motorbike tests are on the road. When I did mine, there's an orientation and basic skills session so you get used to the bike and to make sure you're ready to go on the roads, mine was done on a school playground. Then it's off out on the roads, I think there were four people taking the test and one instructor. We all had ear pieces so we could hear the instructor.
(#5315451) Re: Red light
Posted by fatdaddy on 7 Dec 2021 at 7:57PM
I ran one once with caution while transporting my roommate to the hospital.
(#5315380) Re: Red light
Posted by laura lee on 7 Dec 2021 at 4:22PM
Years ago I went thru a Red light , didn't see the cop till he pulled me over.
Talked my way out of any ticket by pointing to my gas gauge and tell him I'm on empty and was trying to
see if the gas station was open and didn't realize the light had changed.
That station was closed so He pointed me to the station up the street.
I had to stop and squeeze a couple bucks worth of gas in since I had a full tank and he was behind me going that way.
My gas gauge was broke and always showed empty.
My mom was in the van with me that day, she just kept shaking her head at me.... lol
that was back when a couple dollars worth of gas got you almost 4 gallons
(#5315364) Re: Red light
Posted by heyred72 on 7 Dec 2021 at 3:55PM
I ran one by accident. It was late at night and there was nobody else around, luckily. I've run a couple on purpose when there's been nobody around and the sensor hasn't tripped within several minutes.
(#5315363) Re: Red lights 'n' bikes
Posted by heyred72 on 7 Dec 2021 at 3:54PM
Your motorbike test was on the road?! How does the instructor observe - does he/she follow? Mine was in a parking lot, kind of like an obstacle course with several different tasks.
(#5314754) Re: Red lights 'n' bikes
Posted by Totty on 6 Dec 2021 at 1:42PM
That's so funny. I remember thinking I had failed because of the red light, so probably just relaxed a bit. When the instructor said "you've passed", I asked "are you sure?" LOL.
(#5314676) Re: Red light
Posted by Jools on 6 Dec 2021 at 7:06AM
nearly all the lights have cameras here and the fine is pretty hefty, so I try by best not to, however it's tempting sometimes as the the wait can be several minutes
(#5314662) Red light
Posted by Thom27 on 6 Dec 2021 at 6:08AM
With the bicycle: yes.
With the car it is "not on purpose" and also "I want to, but I'm too cautious".
(#5314627) Re: Red light
Posted by hoof hearted on 6 Dec 2021 at 4:06AM
How do you get along without driving?
(#5314622) Re: Red lights 'n' bikes
Posted by Big Giant Head on 6 Dec 2021 at 3:29AM
I came off the bike during my test and still passed. Apparently I had been iffy before, but great afterwards and the instructor said it would be a shame to fail me as I'd been so good after the fall.
(#5314621) Re: Red lights 'n' bikes
Posted by Totty on 6 Dec 2021 at 3:25AM
Oh, I accidentally ran a red light during my motorbike driving test!
The examiner didn't see it, so I passed!!
(#5314619) Red lights 'n' bikes
Posted by Totty on 6 Dec 2021 at 3:16AM
In the UK some traffic lights are triggered by sensors under the road. My motorbike has an alloy engine and frame, so sometimes doesn't trigger the sensor. There's a car park near me which is awful for this, and I've had to run the light to exit before as it will never, ever change! I remember seeing someone selling high power magnets on eBay that clip onto the frame of motorbikes for this problem!
I just avoid that car park!
(#5314557) Re: Have you ever run a red light when no cops were around?
Posted by Y-Blockhead on 5 Dec 2021 at 9:43PM
Have you ever run a red light when no cops are around??
NO, I usually wait until the cops are around to run a red light.
(#5314551) Red light
Posted by cmacker on 5 Dec 2021 at 8:59PM
I have never run a red light. I know some of you will be sceptical but I know I am correct as I have also never driven a car which is more surprising
(#5314546) Have you ever run a red light when no cops were around?
Posted by HeartOnFire on 5 Dec 2021 at 8:04PM
I think most of us that drive all tried it at one time or another. You're going at a decent speed and the light turns yellow, so rather than stopping you try to make it through before it turns red. Sometimes you make it through, and sometimes you're most of the way through when the light turns red. But you also know that it's a few seconds even more before the light turns green for the traffic going to be traveling across your path. And police usually never sit at lights where people are going to be stopping and pulling out at a slow speed. They'd rather be parked somewhere off the road where they can watch traffic going by non-stop to clock you to see if you're going the speed limit or they can catch you at speeding.
(#5314198) Similar in personality to a reindeer
Posted by Dragon Jr on 5 Dec 2021 at 7:20AM
A few years ago, I was at an office Christmas party, dressed as Santa Claus. My boss asked me how many reindeer are in my herd. I did a quick calculation, and got a total of 13. Of these, I am similar in personality to Thumper.
(#5313535) Re: No idea
Posted by Jools on 4 Dec 2021 at 3:34AM
Tell that to Kenny Everette
(#5313528) Re: No idea
Posted by Big Giant Head on 4 Dec 2021 at 2:53AM
Eros is the Greek god of love. Cupid is from Classical Mythology (romano-greek) and being the son of Venus and Mars is the god of passion, desire and erotic love. Both Cupid and Eros are male.
(#5313410) Re: No idea
Posted by Byteme on 3 Dec 2021 at 8:09PM
i've heard a cupid is the "job" but can be male or female. but, Eros is the God of erotic love. (not Goddess). so, I guess it depends on what you believe. lol sorry not very helpful!
(#5313409) Re: No idea
Posted by Buddha on 3 Dec 2021 at 8:01PM
Excuse me. Cupid is a boy's name, right?
Posted by kellymcinaz on 2 Dec 2021 at 9:49PM
because he is a natural born leader and isn't afraid to stand up to bullies. He is also humble and full of forgiveness. And he is cute.
Posted by Byteme on 2 Dec 2021 at 3:37PM
I started going to 8th grade dance, then high school dances then clubs 3 nights per week where they had live bands (rock music)! best times ever!
Posted by Twit-twoo on 2 Dec 2021 at 1:53PM
Because I am always rushing around either doing things for other people or myself.
(#5312676) Re: No idea
Posted by Jools on 2 Dec 2021 at 11:14AM
What makes you think only one is female? Surely both Cupid & Vixen are female names, the only male name is Rudolph.
Anyway in reality they must all be female, as male reindeer shed their antlers after mating season (early December) whilst the females keep theirs all winter
(#5312492) Re: No idea
Posted by Dragon Jr on 2 Dec 2021 at 2:55AM
As I see it, the community of reindeer is similar to the community of Smurfs, with only one female in the group.
(#5312417) Re: No idea
Posted by HeartOnFire on 1 Dec 2021 at 9:08PM
None of them, although they are cute.
(#5312412) Re: No idea
Posted by Jools on 1 Dec 2021 at 8:16PM
I have no idea what any of their personalities are, except perhaps Rudolph.
My wife would probably say I'm Donner and Blitzen
(#5312404) No idea
Posted by fatdaddy on 1 Dec 2021 at 7:43PM
I see that most of us have never met any of Santa's Reindeer.
(#5312117) Re: What is the best kind of gift to give?
Posted by Jools on 1 Dec 2021 at 7:29AM
They won't take my blood here coz I'm a Brit and might have mad-cow disease. I'm sure if I had I'd would have died about 20 years back
(#5311909) Re: Love
Posted by amthevessel on 30 Nov 2021 at 4:13PM
Yes, true love's a many splendored thing. (Matt Monro)
(#5311874) Re: What is the best kind of gift to give?
Posted by steve111 on 30 Nov 2021 at 3:53PM
In response to HeartOnFire, I do too. We give gift cards to mail person and 2 garbage drivers, plus snow plow drivers when they are around.
(#5311871) Re: What is the best kind of gift to give?
Posted by steve111 on 30 Nov 2021 at 3:46PM
(#5311869) Re: What is the best kind of gift to give?
Posted by steve111 on 30 Nov 2021 at 3:44PM
Posted by hoof hearted on 30 Nov 2021 at 3:09PM
Itís the best kind of gift
(#5311766) Re: What is the best kind of gift to give?
Posted by fatdaddy on 30 Nov 2021 at 2:15PM
I wish I could. I never quite made it to the gallon club before beginning blood thinner therapy with warfarin. I take Xarelto now and of course you don't want a blood recipient bleeding to death.
(#5311745) Re: What is the best kind of gift to give?
(#5311733) Re: What is the best kind of gift to give?
Posted by fatdaddy on 30 Nov 2021 at 1:43PM
(#5311688) Re: Best gifts - Other
Posted by amthevessel on 30 Nov 2021 at 11:10AM
Amygdaloid Almonds, Rindless Raisins.
(#5311684) Re: What is the best kind of gift to give?
Posted by HeartOnFire on 30 Nov 2021 at 11:04AM
Just wanted to ask, does anyone give xmas cards with money, lottery tickets or small gifts to any of the delivery people that served us throughout the year (ex. mailman, garbage guy, newspaper delivery person, etc)? I remember those too every year.
(#5311674) Re: What is the best kind of gift to give?
Posted by **YANKEE ROSE*JR FRANK PAB on 30 Nov 2021 at 10:06AM
Here 2 this year I started late and hurts bad me this year
(#5311396) Re: What is the best kind of gift to give?
Posted by hoof hearted on 29 Nov 2021 at 2:48PM
Thatís how I do it too. In fact I kind of keep an eye out on things the entire year for certain people. That way I have some thing for them and it doesnít drain my bank account all at once when it comes Christmas time.
(#5311177) Best gifts - Other
Posted by Stinger2 on 28 Nov 2021 at 10:32PM
Give something practical. Nothing worse than giving a gift that someone will never use. You may as well have just thrown whatever it cost into the street. I can think of a few gifts I have given (and received) in the past that just sit in their packaging, unused, for years. Drives me crazy.
(#5311165) What is the best kind of gift to give?
Posted by GinnyB on 28 Nov 2021 at 9:42PM
The way I buy a person a gift is thinking about the person themselves.. think about what they like, and then choose something with Love and know it would please them.. Out with ties. robes and gloves.. LOLOL
(#5310668) Re: Thanksgiving
Posted by Badger on 27 Nov 2021 at 7:45PM
I love it all. If itís served, I will eat it lol.
(#5310128) Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Food
Posted by Buddha on 26 Nov 2021 at 3:44PM
Right. You have to have a good source for good kimchee. Trader Joe's (in the US) has excellent Kimchee.
(#5310101) Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Food
Posted by Jools on 26 Nov 2021 at 1:35PM
a old colleague of mine had a Korean wife who made excellent kimchee
(#5310054) Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Food
Posted by Buddha on 26 Nov 2021 at 12:32PM
I like sauerkraut. I am beginning to LOVE kimchee. It is also fermented spiced cabbage. Like sauerkraut, it is good for your digestive tract.
(#5310007) Re: Much like athletes , there comes a day you realize you may have gone a year too long
Posted by Lil Moosie of the Wolf Pack on 26 Nov 2021 at 9:52AM
I remember that age, it's a rough intermediate window in which you get weird looks for going out Trick-or-Treating, but Halloween parties are considered a bit suspect because parents can be afraid of underage drinking and the like. Late teen Halloweens can be challenging.
(#5309711) Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Food
Posted by Catmane on 25 Nov 2021 at 2:25PM
Most popular Thanksgiving side dish, by state:
(#5309708) Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Food
Posted by gertess on 25 Nov 2021 at 2:16PM
I love tandoori chicken
(#5309686) Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Food
Posted by Jools on 25 Nov 2021 at 12:12PM
just pointing out it is unlikely to have had a Scottish or Irish origin, so they obviously picked the tradition from elsewhere.
I had lasagne for my meal today BTW, although I almost had tandoori chicken
(#5309680) Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Food
Posted by aprildawn on 25 Nov 2021 at 11:48AM
To me, everyday is a day for food, not just the holidays, and no matter where it came from. I just like food.
(#5309675) Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Food
Posted by Mystic Dreamer on 25 Nov 2021 at 11:23AM
Was reading about it on Wikipedia. (ďCurious GeorgiaĒ here). It said came from China (doesnít everything!) during the building of THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA.
This just an FYI, donít really care where it came fromÖI still like it. Good eating to all, and to all a good night.
(#5309670) Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Food
Posted by Y-Blockhead on 25 Nov 2021 at 10:49AM
I never said it originated in Britain?? Does it really matter? It certainly not worth getting your knickers in a twist over...
It is a tradition in MY family and when my ancestors arrived from Scotland and Ireland and settled in Missouri and then in California they passed on the tradition of having sauerkraut with turkey and gravy.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving...
(#5309667) Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Food
Posted by Jools on 25 Nov 2021 at 10:23AM
I'm quite aware of what the name means and where the name originates, also I know the food originates from the far east and was imported to Eastern Europe and travelled west towards Germany, but it certainly does not have a British origin.
It is however still a very popular dish in Germany served with pork or wurst and is the origin of the derogatory name for Germans
Also it's not an English name borrowed from German. it's a German word and probably only used in English speaking countries as the can't pronounce oe spell any of the other European names for it.
(#5309660) Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Food
Posted by Y-Blockhead on 25 Nov 2021 at 9:33AM
The word sauerkraut may be German but traditional fermented cabbage certainly is not nor did it originate in Germany.
The English name is borrowed from German where it means "sour cabbage".
(#5309615) Re: Thanksgiving
Posted by HeartOnFire on 25 Nov 2021 at 6:53AM
Turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, candied yams, deviled eggs, jellied cranberry sauce, corn, brussel sprouts, and any flavored pie! 👍
Posted by Cinnamon on 24 Nov 2021 at 10:08PM
My favorites are mashed potatoes and my broccoli cheese casserole and of course dessert
(#5309337) Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Food
Posted by Jools on 24 Nov 2021 at 12:42PM
sauerkraut is German
(#5309302) Favorite Thanksgiving Food
Posted by Y-Blockhead on 24 Nov 2021 at 10:19AM
I don't see Sauerkraut mentioned. Sauerkraut and Turkey gravy has long been a Thanksgiving family favorite. Since my ancestors are mainly Scotish and Irish I assume sauerkraut came over the "pond" with them.
(#5309188) Re: Much like athletes , there comes a day you realize you may have gone a year too long
Posted by fatdaddy on 24 Nov 2021 at 12:25AM
I went with my daughter when she was in grade school and I in my 30s. I loved dressing up in a costume. I carried a bag just to help my daughter with her loot but invariably someone would toss me some candy as well. My daughter got enough candy to kill an army of diabetics.
(#5308887) Re: Much like athletes , there comes a day you realize you may have gone a year too long
Posted by Scorpio666 on 22 Nov 2021 at 11:36PM
Yeah, I have a brother that is 5 years younger than me, I last went out at 17, with him, I was wearing a hockey helmet and football pads and soccer shinguard's, people were like "what are you supposed to be and I said an older brother!"
(#5308343) Much like athletes , there comes a day you realize you may have gone a year too long
Posted by Lou Siffer on 21 Nov 2021 at 9:06AM
We all know that year , funny looks and comments from the treat givers, few friends from school on the streets. Being surrounded by kids 2 feet shorter than you when you arrive at a door...
(#5307819) Re: 15, I think
Posted by fatdaddy on 20 Nov 2021 at 12:47AM
That is my guess as well.
(#5307501) 15, I think
Posted by Pegasus on 19 Nov 2021 at 3:53AM
I have a sister that is 12 years younger than myself and would take her around.
(#5307468) Re: At What Age Did You Stop Trick or Treating?
Posted by Jools on 19 Nov 2021 at 3:22AM
It wasn't a thing in the UK when I was a kid, so anyone who did it probably got nothing anyway
Posted by Xandu on 19 Nov 2021 at 2:26AM
FŲrst we tried without windows but it was to cold.
Then boards but it was to dark.
So now we are back to windows dirty ones.
Some calls them black yes why not try paint !
Posted by Mystic Dreamer on 18 Nov 2021 at 11:25PM
I donít know.
(#5307373) At What Age Did You Stop Trick or Treating?
Posted by HeartOnFire on 18 Nov 2021 at 10:25PM
I never went trick-or-treating, my parents would have a party for me and I would invite my friends over. We'd play games to win little prizes and then my parents would give evryone little bags of candy to go home with. 🎃 👻
(#5307038) Least fav chore.....
Posted by rUsureU_ want2doTHAT on 18 Nov 2021 at 12:17AM
ALL of the ABOVE!!
(#5306889) Re: Pet chores
Posted by Thom27 on 17 Nov 2021 at 10:53AM
wanted to write the same
(#5306604) Pet chores
Posted by fatdaddy on 16 Nov 2021 at 4:57PM
would be my least favorite chore. Ergo I have no indoor pets.
(#5306536) least fac task
Posted by teepee on 16 Nov 2021 at 1:11PM
paying the housekeeper
(#5306535) (no subject)
Posted by teepee on 16 Nov 2021 at 1:10PM
paying the housekeeper
Posted by Xandu on 16 Nov 2021 at 5:37AM
FŲrst we tried without windows but it was to cold.
Then boards but it was to dark.
So now we are back to windows dirty ones.
Some calls them black yes why not try paint !
(#5306420) Re: Windows
Posted by amthevessel on 16 Nov 2021 at 5:00AM
How much is that doggie in the window?
(#5306385) Re: Windows
Posted by bobby b 71 on 16 Nov 2021 at 3:39AM
I only fear that if I used a neeewspaper I might wind up black, white and READ ALL OVER!!
(#5306310) Re: Windows
Posted by Xandu on 15 Nov 2021 at 11:30PM
Itís hard for me because I read my newspaper on a IPad ,itís only leave marks on the Windows,,,,
(#5306301) Re: Windows
Posted by GinnyB on 15 Nov 2021 at 9:37PM
The trick in no streak windows is wiping them down with newspaper.. Now a days it's difficult to even find newspapers to use.. Also don't do them in direct sunlight.
Posted by HeartOnFire on 15 Nov 2021 at 3:37PM
I'm meticulous and can't get down to do the floors like I'd like to because of my knees getting bad. The mind and body are willing, but the knees just aren't as able...lol. No problem doing the other chores. 😉
(#5306250) Re: Windows
Posted by rabbitoid on 15 Nov 2021 at 3:35PM
And they crash and leave blue screens of death in their wake. Terrible.
(#5306249) Re: Windows
Posted by Jools on 15 Nov 2021 at 3:31PM
I'm never happy with them, there are always smears. Better to leave them dirty, at least you can't see the smears then
Posted by Xandu on 15 Nov 2021 at 1:51PM
I told my wife from the start that I donít do Windows !
I do everything else but I donít do Windows !!
(#5306037) Re: What Is Your Favorite Day Of The Week?
Posted by Diabeditor on 14 Nov 2021 at 8:27PM
Iím in assisted living, so every day is quite different due to the recreation activities. For example, Monday is bingo, Friday we eat ice cream, etc. Iím one of the few who voted for Tuesday because thatís when we have Happy Hour. 🍺
(#5305935) Re: What Is Your Favorite Day Of The Week?
Posted by GoldiLocks on 14 Nov 2021 at 12:08PM
(#5305755) Re: What Is Your Favorite Day Of The Week?
Posted by Jools on 14 Nov 2021 at 12:03AM
don't do today what you can get away with putting off until next week
(#5305750) Re: What Is Your Favorite Day Of The Week?
Posted by GinnyB on 13 Nov 2021 at 11:04PM
Don't put off for tomorrow what you can do today..
(#5305682) Re: What Is Your Favorite Day Of The Week?
Posted by amthevessel on 13 Nov 2021 at 4:30PM
Things will turn out fine tomorrow
All along the line tomorrow,
Yesterday's a mystery
Today will soon be history,
But what a day it's gonna be tomorrow.
(#5305663) Re: What Is Your Favorite Day Of The Week?
Posted by dickfrank on 13 Nov 2021 at 3:07PM
Tomorrow is the day I will get things done.
(#5305639) Re: What Is Your Favorite Day Of The Week?
Posted by HeartOnFire on 13 Nov 2021 at 12:59PM
Today is the first day of the rest of my life and a chance to be even better!
(#5305249) Re: What Is Your Favorite Day Of The Week?
Posted by Eriisa on 12 Nov 2021 at 11:57AM
I wwas going to say the same thing! I do ned to put up some sort of sign so Jim and I can know what day it is!
(#5304976) Re: What Is Your Favorite Day Of The Week?
Posted by Byteme on 11 Nov 2021 at 1:05PM
Today! a chance to do it all over again but, better!
(#5304960) Re: What Is Your Favorite Day Of The Week?
Posted by Jools on 11 Nov 2021 at 12:27PM
do you have a habit of dropping your nose?
(#5304894) Re: What Is Your Favorite Day Of The Week?
Posted by rabbitoid on 11 Nov 2021 at 9:25AM
...and my nose doesn't. Yes, I agree
(#5304893) Re: What Is Your Favorite Day Of The Week?
Posted by PattyMac on 11 Nov 2021 at 9:23AM
Any day that my feet hit the floor
(#5304887) Re: What Is Your Favorite Day Of The Week?
Posted by Jools on 11 Nov 2021 at 9:05AM
tomorrow, as it's a whole new adventure
(#5304815) Re: What Is Your Favorite Day Of The Week?
Posted by fatdaddy on 11 Nov 2021 at 2:59AM
Today is my favorite day of the week.
(#5304812) Re: What Is Your Favorite Day Of The Week?
Posted by rabbitoid on 11 Nov 2021 at 2:41AM
Interesting question. What's the next one? your favourite day of the month? Favourite face of the dice? Head of the deck of cards? Please wake me up when this is over.
(#5304756) Re: What Is Your Favorite Day Of The Week?
Posted by Totty on 11 Nov 2021 at 1:51AM
I don't really have a favourite. Wednesdays maybe? I work Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in my "real" job, but do voluntary work on a Wednesday and Saturday. On Wednesday I'm a group leader for adults with learning difficulties and mental health issues, so really fun and rewarding. But... Monday and Tuesday are Yoga night, Thursday is ballroom dancing night, on Saturday my voluntary work is fundraising for the same charity, and on Sunday I play tennis and have a chillout day.
So I just pretty much love every day!
(#5304747) Re: Just another day
Posted by Big Giant Head on 10 Nov 2021 at 11:43PM
Surely it's the other way round. Harvest Festival is considered Thanksgiving in some countries.
(#5304739) What Is Your Favorite Day Of The Week?
Posted by GinnyB on 10 Nov 2021 at 9:08PM
Since retirement every day is the same.. Used to love Fridays because that meant we had 2 days of being off. but in essence those 2 days were harder to deal with then working a full time job..
(#5304680) Black Friday
Posted by *Doc Holliday on 10 Nov 2021 at 3:33PM
According to some that is Racist
(#5304612) Re: Black Friday
Posted by HeatherN on 10 Nov 2021 at 12:26PM
d'accord, if you'll pardon my French
re Jools' comment
Black Friday is aptly named though - at least they didn't call it bright and shiny Friday.
(#5304577) Re: Black Friday Poll
Posted by volvath on 10 Nov 2021 at 11:25AM
It's the same every year same as cultures keep changing women were the forefront in agent Egypt as priest making for a better world then it's always changing between men and women but it should not as everybody should be treated as equal in the world as it's meant to be sooner that happens the better
(#5304564) Re: Black Friday Poll
Posted by Lil Moosie of the Wolf Pack on 10 Nov 2021 at 10:18AM
Couldn't agree more, it's completely inappropriate.
Black Friday deals are also a complete misrepresentation of the actual state of the prices. The reality is that most things go on better sale at completely different times of the year (just as an example, the lead-up to the Super Bowl in the US is a much better time to buy a TV than Black Friday, jewelry goes on sale after Valentine's Day, and so on and so forth). It's consumerist hype that drives people to buy things they don't need because there's a claimed deal. And the culture it promotes is toxic and hostile.
(#5304558) Re: Black Friday Poll
Posted by Kinoko zoku on 10 Nov 2021 at 9:44AM
I totally agree. I was about to post a similar comment, but you beat me to it. "It's an excuse for the women to shop" is a disgusting phrase and the post should be removed. I particularly don't like that it says "the women" as well.
The reason I hate Black Friday is because it encourages PEOPLE to buy utter tosh just because it's slightly cheaper than normal. It's not a healthy thing to do... consumerism, encouraging debt and don't get me started on the environmental impact. Black Friday is nasty, just nasty
(#5304529) Re: Black Friday
Posted by Byteme on 10 Nov 2021 at 8:19AM
But what do you REALLY think? lol
(#5304527) Re: Black Friday
Posted by Byteme on 10 Nov 2021 at 8:18AM
I shop online. Have no car.
(#5304524) Black Friday
Posted by Jools on 10 Nov 2021 at 7:48AM
Another US custom imported top the UK, although it really has no meaning in the UK and is just another excuse for a pseudo-sale, as there are any real bargains to be had.
(#5304523) Black Friday Poll
Posted by Zerbinetta on 10 Nov 2021 at 7:47AM
Who on earth, in this day and age, thinks it is appropriate or acceptable to use the phrase 'the women', relating to shopping and thinks they won't be judged for the misogyny?!?!
Misogyny definition: hatred or contempt for women. It is a form of sexism used to keep women at a lower social status than men, to maintain the societal roles of patriarchy.
"It's an excuse for the women to shop"
Is a wildly discriminatory and sexist statement, assuming that all women like to shop and that it's a job for women.
REMOVE from the poll or edit to "It's an excuse for PEOPLE to shop" please.
(#5303781) Re: Just another day
Posted by TaraRayne on 8 Nov 2021 at 9:22AM
Where is that stated? I'd l I keep to read it for myself.
(#5303763) Re: Just another day
Posted by Jools on 8 Nov 2021 at 8:30AM
what is Harvest Day?
(#5303544) "Leftover" Halloween Candy...???
Posted by GinnyB on 7 Nov 2021 at 8:58PM
I usually buy candy that the whole family enjoys just in case there is leftovers.. Not often but then we enjoy what little is left..
Stopped buying Halloween candy to give out to the Trick or Treaters because no one comes Trick or treating anymore..
(#5303476) Re: Just another day
Posted by GoldiLocks on 7 Nov 2021 at 5:49PM
I do understand what you're saying.....Thanksgiving is also considered Harvest Day by some countries....
(#5303414) Just another day
Posted by HeatherN on 7 Nov 2021 at 3:46PM
as I live in England.... thought the polls were supposed to apply to everyone!
(#5302620) Re: Halloween needs a cchange
Posted by TaraRayne on 5 Nov 2021 at 9:16AM
Wow. Where are all these people you mentioned? Bless your heart maybe you should move to a better part of the country.
Posted by Jools on 5 Nov 2021 at 2:24AM
Spending one day a year thanking mother nature for providing us with sustenance whilst spending the remaining 364 trying out best to prevent her from continuing to do so seems the height of hypocrisy to me
(#5302446) (no subject)
Posted by hoof hearted on 4 Nov 2021 at 7:48PM
Thanksgiving is all about thanks and gratitude for what we have.
(#5302109) Re: Halloween needs a cchange
Posted by Totty on 4 Nov 2021 at 3:24AM
Halloween parties have always been a thing in Scotland. I remember dookin' for apples, decorating pumpkins etc. before going out guising. A lot of the "trick or treat" stuff came later, I think as a more American thing. Guising was just going around in disguises, singing a song and getting some sweets (I was dressed up as Wee Willie Winkie, and sang the song with a big carboard stopwatch!)
What you're talking about is a tiny, tiny proportion of people fortunately. But those parties are just there to be had if you want to throw one! For a Covid-safe apple dooking, just give everyone a fork...
... preferably a blunt one.
(#5301941) Re: Halloween needs a cchange
Posted by brown-bread on 3 Nov 2021 at 2:49PM
Its the dope taker I worry about, like every thing else if no one buys no one produces, worse than drink driving
(#5301860) Re: Halloween needs a cchange
Posted by Jools on 3 Nov 2021 at 11:16AM
obviously a different part of earth to the part I live on, maybe all the perverts, food poisoners and dope takers like it around your area?
(#5301855) Re: Halloween needs a cchange
Posted by brainiac2011 on 3 Nov 2021 at 10:59AM
you must live on Mars, I live on Earth..
(#5301843) Those should all know
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 3 Nov 2021 at 9:45AM
The Answer to todays poll question. It was in my 1st Thanksgiving quiz I did
(#5301841) Re: Halloween needs a cchange
Posted by Jools on 3 Nov 2021 at 9:35AM
what a crazy world you must live in if it's full of perverts, food poisoners and dope takers, glad I live somewhere else
(#5301602) Re: Halloween needs a cchange
Posted by bobby b 71 on 2 Nov 2021 at 6:26PM
Yes! I do totally agree! Remember the days when we were kids? The world revolved around us and it was always the next guy or gal that was going to get it but not us! Well it is up to us who are hopefully wiser and more aware to protect our young "supermen" and "bionic women" from harm! Parties or get togethers are an excellent idea!
(#5301501) Re: Halloween needs a cchange
Posted by joenrondi on 2 Nov 2021 at 2:35PM
Sad but true
(#5301493) Halloween needs a cchange
Posted by wanda25 on 2 Nov 2021 at 2:05PM
Parties similar to birthdays should be adopted. With perverts, food poisoners and all the dope takers roaming our streets its the responsible way to have Halloween now.
(#5301345) Re: Zombies
Posted by amthevessel on 2 Nov 2021 at 3:27AM
"Tales Told of Shem and Shaun."
(#5301260) Re: Scary guy
Posted by thebodywall on 2 Nov 2021 at 1:37AM
Have you meet bomb #20 from Dark Star?
(#5301259) Re: Zombies
Posted by thebodywall on 2 Nov 2021 at 1:30AM
George A Romero's Land of the Dead is a good one too. The zombies have been around for a while and now one has evolved. It can learn and it also shows empathy towards other zombies (as by this time zombies are just killed for sport).
Or for a good laugh check out Shaun of the Dead, plays homage to zombie films of yesteryear.
And finally there is Shaun the Sheep. This isn't horror though it's a fun, clever claymation children's program.
(#5300927) Re: Nothing from me
Posted by laura lee on 1 Nov 2021 at 11:02AM
I live in a small town, quiet a few were out here.
(#5300923) Nothing from me
Posted by EZZ9 on 1 Nov 2021 at 10:52AM
I've not seen a trick or treader in a long time. It's sad, kids nowadays are missing out on some great fun.
(#5300766) Re: Nothing from me
Posted by Totty on 1 Nov 2021 at 4:48AM
Where I stay there are very few young families. I don't think I've had trick or treaters around for 10-15 years. Used to buy "lucky bag" things for the ones who did. Swizzlers, Parma Violets, Refreshers type of mini sweets.
One year I forgot to buy anything and got an egged window. Wow, that's hard to clean!! But my windows were pretty dirty, so thanks for the trick tiny people. I'm a hard one to upset.
(#5300648) Re: black and white movies make the best horrors
Posted by Big Giant Head on 1 Nov 2021 at 1:11AM
The Tingler is great. I also really liked Peeping Tom.
(#5300643) Re: black and white movies make the best horrors
Posted by Whafflet on 1 Nov 2021 at 12:30AM
Vincent price in "the house on haunted hill", is still 1 of my favourites, but the 1922 re mastered version of Nosferatu can be still seen on Youtube ( I believe they changed the music and maybe a couple of scenes?) if anyone would like to watch it.
The shadow going up the stairs is still super creepy.
(#5300629) Re: Nothing from me
Posted by GinnyB on 31 Oct 2021 at 9:53PM
Haven't had Trick or Treaters come to the door since I've moved... Seems kids are going to parties just to be safe.
(#5300552) Nothing from me
Posted by Mystic Dreamer on 31 Oct 2021 at 5:51PM
I donít, but my son and daughter-in-law do. I am retired and live with them.
(#5300457) Re: black and white movies make the best horrors
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 31 Oct 2021 at 12:11PM
Not Frankenstein Frankensteen
(#5300250) Re: black and white movies make the best horrors
Posted by Byteme on 30 Oct 2021 at 7:51PM
Remember BW movie 'Young Frankenstein'/ That wAS FUNNY. SCARIEST BW the original "Night of the Living Dead" MY sister was 7 and I was 5 and my father took us to the drive in to see it....scarred for life, and let's not forget Vincent Price in many movies but "the Tingler" still scares me.
(#5300049) Re: Farmer Vincent from Motel Hell
Posted by amthevessel on 30 Oct 2021 at 8:25AM
Vincent Price (Prince Prospero) The Masque of the Red Death.
(#5299998) Nick takes and the film counterparts
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 30 Oct 2021 at 6:18AM
Multiplisa-ty - Split
Intrusion of the pod-y switchers - invasion of the body snatchers
Geriatric Park - Jurassic park
(#5299974) black and white movies make the best horrors
Posted by Whafflet on 30 Oct 2021 at 5:17AM
My favourite Character was and has always been Nosferatu. There's something still creepy about that film.
(#5299972) Re: Zombies
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 30 Oct 2021 at 5:14AM
Not all zombies are the same.
28 days and weeks later there were rage infected that pass on the virus with saliva
(#5299971) Re: Farmer Vincent from Motel Hell
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 30 Oct 2021 at 5:12AM
Meat is meat
Man has got to eat
(#5299914) Re: Farmer Vincent from Motel Hell
Posted by pepperbeach on 29 Oct 2021 at 9:29PM
hehe Motel Hell now that movie was a fun movie. Seen it in the theater when I was nice and toasted....lol
(#5299789) Re: Whats the verdict.? craving or carving pumpkins
Posted by Byteme on 29 Oct 2021 at 2:38PM
Don't care much for Fian I see. I replied what I heard. but, I was actually asking about craving/carving pumpkins!
(#5299768) Re: Whats the verdict.? craving or carving pumpkins
Posted by Jools on 29 Oct 2021 at 1:05PM
appease who? Fian maybe
(#5299760) Re: Whats the verdict.? craving or carving pumpkins
Posted by Byteme on 29 Oct 2021 at 11:29AM
I also heard that candy was left out to appease him. Masks were worn to hide from him.
(#5299757) Re: Whats the verdict.? craving or carving pumpkins
Posted by Fian on 29 Oct 2021 at 11:22AM
Did you know that Halloween is an Irish tradition called Samhain (pronounced Sowin) and the carving of a scary turnip was required to keep the spirits from your home.
Posted by TaraRayne on 29 Oct 2021 at 11:01AM
The spirit from the original Japanese movie Ringu. Not the dumbed down American remake.
Posted by Jools on 29 Oct 2021 at 8:59AM
I tend to avoid zombie movies, just predictable violence normally.
But two of my favourite zombie themed movies are I am Legend and Warm Bodies
(#5299740) Re: I don't watch scarey movies anymore either but
Posted by Jools on 29 Oct 2021 at 8:56AM
I find all clowns kinda creepy
Depnds what you coun' as a "scary" movie too, I love suspense in any movie but wouldn't necessary class some of them listed as scary
(#5299738) Re: (no subject)
Posted by Jools on 29 Oct 2021 at 8:52AM
but it says Alien not aliens, so probably the same thing.
The poll also says Pennywise and clown-IT, so probably the same error
(#5299721) Farmer Vincent from Motel Hell
Posted by Lou Siffer on 29 Oct 2021 at 7:19AM
"It takes all kinds of critters to make Farmer Vincent's fritters"
(#5299606) Re: (no subject)
Posted by Big Giant Head on 29 Oct 2021 at 1:42AM
All the Xenomorphs were aliens, but not all aliens are xenomorphs.
(#5299597) (no subject)
Posted by Tolp on 28 Oct 2021 at 11:49PM
Xenomorph/Alien was to options in the poll, Aren't they the same thing?
(#5299533) I don't watch scarey movies anymore either but
Posted by Eriisa on 28 Oct 2021 at 5:31PM
Pennywise the Clown from IT was always my favorite
(#5299524) Scary guy
Posted by Yenta on 28 Oct 2021 at 4:58PM
For me it is HAL from "2001 A Space Oddysey"
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