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    Curious Connections

    Ever notice how you almost never see classic Danish design depicted in photos without a white background?




    Ever notice on the radio how they almost never play the The Cars ‘Bye Bye My Love’ without following up with ‘Moving in Stereo’?

    Why is it that ‘clothing of the future’ is almost always shown in illustrations or film as some variant of the unitard?




    Can you think of any other examples of things/phenomenon you almost always see connected for no obvious reason?
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Can you think of any other examples of things/phenomenon you almost always see connected for no obvious reason?
    Your topics...
    ...so often connected with polls!

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Can you think of any other examples of things/phenomenon you almost always see connected for no obvious reason?
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    Your topics...
    ...so often connected with polls!
    Now that is good.

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    Silly man. EVERYONE knows that the Danish are a cold, emotionless people who like everything as colorless as possible. This is common knowledge.
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    Quote Originally posted by Seana View post
    Your topics...
    ...so often connected with polls!
    LOL!
    Curious to all...but ME. Many out there are satisfied with the prosaic explanation that all those polls are simply intended a means to engage people......but the real nut job conspiracy theorists know that I'm logging all your responses and am taking careful notes. Yes indeed, your answers all go into your permanent record.





    * Note to self: this is the third time Seana has questioned me. Elevate her status code to 1-N2a.
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    Quote Originally posted by Rygor View post
    Silly man. EVERYONE knows that the Danish are a cold, emotionless people who like everything as colorless as possible. This is common knowledge.
    As a Dane, I'm not quite sure what to make of this.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Yes indeed, your answers all go into your permanent record.
    Finally some positive entries in my permanent record! Thanks, Maister!
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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post
    Off-topic:
    As a Dane, I'm not quite sure what to make of this.
    I'm pretty sure that was meant to be sarcasm, but your response actually helps build the case against you!
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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post
    Off-topic:


    As a Dane, I'm not quite sure what to make of this.
    As a fellow Dane, I don't either.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Why is it that ‘clothing of the future’ is almost always shown in illustrations or film as some variant of the unitard?

    On a related note, in science fiction, extraterrestrial civilizations share one common culture and mindset, one style of dress, one style of food and drink, one religion, and one political and economic orientation, with no variation or subcultures.



    Same thing with planets, too - habitable planets only have one type of ecosystem. There's the forest planet, the jungle planet, the ice planet, the desert planet, and so on.

    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post
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    As a Dane, I'm not quite sure what to make of this.
    Through grad school, there were always Danish exchange students that spent a semester in the arcitecture department at UB. They were ALWAYS supermodel gorgeous. Always.
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    Quote Originally posted by Rygor View post
    As a fellow Dane, I don't either.
    Du lille lort, why didn't you tell me?

    I have to say, the white backgrounds are intended to make others think it snows a lot in Danmark (which, of course, we know is not true). But having them think it does keeps them the hell out of our little piece of heaven!
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post

    Through grad school, there were always Danish exchange students that spent a semester in the arcitecture department at UB. They were ALWAYS supermodel gorgeous. Always.

    PICS!!!! ........

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    On a related note, in science fiction, extraterrestrial civilizations share one common culture and mindset, one style of dress, one style of food and drink, one religion, and one political and economic orientation, with no variation or subcultures.

    Same thing with planets, too - habitable planets only have one type of ecosystem. There's the forest planet, the jungle planet, the ice planet, the desert planet, and so on.
    Sorry to disagree with our Fearless Leader, but often in science fiction these variations will pop up as a way to explain apparent continuity errors. Later on in the continuity, aliens or planets will look different from their first appearance, usually due to better special effects, a larger makeup and costume budget, or simply a writer and/or editor error. Then, suddenly, the alien species or location is not as homogenous as previously dipicted.
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    Response Is Not A Joke

    This Bear's response is not meant to be a joke.....

    Breasts in Playboy Magazine. I have been a regular subscriber (for the articles) since the mid-1960s. Hardly ever is there a small-breasted woman. Perhaps there is an "obvious" reason.....most Playboy readers probably appreciate the wonders of the female human body, as long as it has large breasts attached.

    Didn't mean for this response to be akin to something you would see in the infamous Penthouse Forum. Just stating the obvious.

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    Me thinks.....

    Ever notice on the radio how they almost never play the The Cars ‘Bye Bye My Love’ without following up with ‘Moving in Stereo’?

    If I remember correctly.....the original LP has moving in stereo starting at the end of Bye Bye My Love with no pause at all in the music, as though they are one song, just in two parts..... I'll listen to this album the next time I visit Mr. The One aka my dad
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    Quote Originally posted by The One View post
    Ever notice on the radio how they almost never play the The Cars ‘Bye Bye My Love’ without following up with ‘Moving in Stereo’?
    Segues. Very much a musical trend of the 1970s and early 1980s; you never hear them now.

    Journey: Feeling That Way, Anytime
    The Cars: Bye Bye Love, Moving in Stereo (also occasionally included is All Mexed Up)
    Queen: We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions
    Led Zeppelin: Heartbreaker, Living Loving Maid
    Led Zeppelin: Black Mountain Slide, Communications Breakdown
    Elton John: Funeral For a Friend, Love Lies Bleeding
    INXS: Need You Tonight, Meditate
    Yes: Your Move, All Good People
    Yes: Long Distance Turnaround, The Fish
    Van Halen: Eruption, You Really Got Me
    ZZ Top: Waitin' For The Bus, Jesus Just Left Chicago
    Alan Parsons Project: A Dream Within A Dream, The Raven
    Jackson Browne: Load Out, Stay
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Segues. Very much a musical trend of the 1970s and early 1980s; you never hear them now.

    Journey: Feeling That Way, Anytime
    The Cars: Bye Bye Love, Moving in Stereo (also occasionally included is All Mexed Up)
    Queen: We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions
    Led Zeppelin: Heartbreaker, Living Loving Maid
    Led Zeppelin: Black Mountain Slide, Communications Breakdown
    Elton John: Funeral For a Friend, Love Lies Bleeding
    INXS: Need You Tonight, Meditate
    Yes: Your Move, All Good People
    Yes: Long Distance Turnaround, The Fish
    Van Halen: Eruption, You Really Got Me
    ZZ Top: Waitin' For The Bus, Jesus Just Left Chicago
    Alan Parsons Project: A Dream Within A Dream, The Raven



    Jackson Browne: Load Out, Stay
    You left out Boston: Foreplay/Longtime
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    Quote Originally posted by Whose Yur Planner View post
    You left out Boston: Foreplay/Longtime
    ...and many Pink Floyd albums.
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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North View post
    Breasts in Playboy Magazine. I have been a regular subscriber (for the articles) since the mid-1960s. Hardly ever is there a small-breasted woman. Perhaps there is an "obvious" reason.....most Playboy readers probably appreciate the wonders of the female human body, as long as it has large breasts attached.
    its a shame too. small breasts are great!

    i wonder if i can find all the old articles somewhere. i do love the articles they have in playboy. the girls are nice too

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    Quote Originally posted by Whose Yur Planner View post
    You left out Boston: Foreplay/Longtime
    Also: Beatles - Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts' Club Band/A Little Help From My Friends

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    Quote Originally posted by mgk920 View post
    Also: Beatles - Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts' Club Band/A Little Help From My Friends

    Mike
    I'm pretty sure the whole album is one play. Well of course us old folks had to stop half-way through and turn the record over!
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    curious connections

    Sounds like a dating service for "confused" people.

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    Why is survival/adventurer/explorer show host always a super-enthusiastic white guy from western europe or a former colony of it, and never a female, non-white, or American?

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    5Th Dimension - Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine

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