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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #120 on: January 09, 2019, 12:17:11 PM »
It's 'Where's Waldo' in America because of Ralph Waldo Emerson

How is he the same?

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #121 on: January 09, 2019, 01:48:53 PM »
I've just been reading a restaurant review and the discussion beneath has gone off on a bit of a tangent about restaurants getting arsey when customers try and avoid ordering mains by ordering two starters or a starter and a side etc., which is presumably why most places take your starter and main order at the same time in case you suddenly lose your appetite after your first course. And all this time I thought it was to help get the timings right.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #123 on: January 10, 2019, 01:15:59 PM »
LG Electronics' full name is Lucky Goldstar and they're the same company that made those crappy Goldstar CRT TVs and stereos back in the 80s/90s.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #124 on: January 10, 2019, 02:39:51 PM »
I hate Post-rock.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #125 on: January 10, 2019, 03:19:09 PM »
I rock post haste.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #126 on: January 10, 2019, 04:29:59 PM »
LG Electronics' full name is Lucky Goldstar and they're the same company that made those crappy Goldstar CRT TVs and stereos back in the 80s/90s.

I owned a Goldstar 486 PC

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #127 on: January 11, 2019, 07:06:11 PM »
“Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!” isn’t a Christmas song.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #128 on: January 11, 2019, 07:12:04 PM »
That what is called Corned Beef Hash here in the UK is actually completely different from what I’ve always thought it was - which is actually the US version of it, with just corned beef, onions and potatoes.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #129 on: January 11, 2019, 07:12:57 PM »
“Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!” isn’t a Christmas song.

I know - it’s a surfing classic.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #130 on: January 11, 2019, 07:14:56 PM »
I know - it’s a surfing classic.

News to me.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #131 on: January 13, 2019, 10:07:57 AM »
Before the invention of Cinescopes, all motion picture film was invented top to bottom and left to right, and this is why you can sometimes spot the wires holding the actors’ feet to the “floor” painted on the ceiling, and why they sometimes leave via the entrance before they’ve come in the exit. This is also where the word “Acme” comes from, as it’s one of those words that looks identical upside down and back to front.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #132 on: January 15, 2019, 08:26:07 PM »
When films were released on video, we rented them.
DVDs came in, and we bought them.
Now streaming is the thing, we've gone back to renting them.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #133 on: January 15, 2019, 08:28:01 PM »
The "O" is an "0".

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #134 on: January 15, 2019, 08:59:35 PM »
When films were released on video, we rented them.
DVDs came in, and we bought them.
Now streaming is the thing, we've gone back to renting them.

Nah, people rented DVDs (including myself).  The format came along in 1999/2000 and Blockbusters didn't close until 2013/2014.  The same applies to Blu-Rays, which were first released in 2006.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #135 on: January 15, 2019, 09:01:18 PM »
Before the invention of Cinescopes, all motion picture film was invented top to bottom and left to right, and this is why you can sometimes spot the wires holding the actors’ feet to the “floor” painted on the ceiling, and why they sometimes leave via the entrance before they’ve come in the exit. This is also where the word “Acme” comes from, as it’s one of those words that looks identical upside down and back to front.

That reminds me of that great audio commentary on one of the Blood Simple DVDs from a fake film historian

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #136 on: January 15, 2019, 09:04:17 PM »
That reminds me of that great audio commentary on one of the Blood Simple DVDs from a fake film historian

My Blood Simple DVD doesn't have this special feature.

In fact, my Blood Simple DVD has no special features at all.

*grumble*

Didn't want their stupid special features anyway...

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #137 on: January 15, 2019, 09:15:56 PM »
I've just double checked and my Blood Simple DVD actually does contain the following special feautres...

* Scene selection

* Previews

* Subtitles: Arabic & French

...Glory fucking be!

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #138 on: January 15, 2019, 09:22:30 PM »

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #139 on: January 15, 2019, 09:22:54 PM »
I love it when a DVD claims 'scene selection' as a special feature. A a DVD without it must be the cheapest shitty shit in the world.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #140 on: January 15, 2019, 09:25:31 PM »
Some DVDs of David Lynch films have no scene selection because he wants you to watch it all through in one go.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #141 on: January 15, 2019, 09:26:49 PM »
I love it when a DVD claims 'scene selection' as a special feature. A a DVD without it must be the cheapest shitty shit in the world.

My copy of Withnail and I is missing scene selection, because it was free with a Sunday paper. Consequently I have never, actually, watched it all the way through.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #142 on: January 15, 2019, 09:29:26 PM »
My copy of Withnail and I is missing scene selection, because it was free with a Sunday paper. Consequently I have never, actually, watched it all the way through.

You want working on, boy.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #143 on: January 15, 2019, 10:03:20 PM »
In court votes, the speaker doesn't say "Eyes" to the left, "Nose" to the right, the "Eyes" have it, etc.

It's "Ayes" and "Noes". I feel like bit of an idiot after just discovering this. But what I previously thought kind of made sense.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #144 on: January 15, 2019, 10:14:14 PM »
In court votes, the speaker doesn't say "Eyes" to the left, "Nose" to the right, the "Eyes" have it, etc.

It's "Ayes" and "Noes". I feel like bit of an idiot after just discovering this. But what I previously thought kind of made sense.

I had the opposite revelation of this. I knew it was "ayes" and "noes" and then very recently it clicked hearing "eyes to the left, nose to the right" and I thought hey that's pretty funny


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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #145 on: January 15, 2019, 10:17:57 PM »
In court votes, the speaker doesn't say "Eyes" to the left, "Nose" to the right, the "Eyes" have it, etc.

It's "Ayes" and "Noes".

Bet you thought "hear hear" was "ear ear" and all.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #146 on: January 15, 2019, 10:26:18 PM »
In court votes, the speaker doesn't say "Eyes" to the left, "Nose" to the right, the "Eyes" have it, etc.

It’s going to be a revelation when you realise that parliament isn’t a court.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #147 on: January 15, 2019, 10:33:33 PM »
Nah, people rented DVDs (including myself).  The format came along in 1999/2000 and Blockbusters didn't close until 2013/2014.  The same applies to Blu-Rays, which were first released in 2006.

People bought VHS videos, too. I don't know why anyone would buy a streaming video, though. Imagine if you'd bought a DVD, and the shop told you you had to log into their website to get permission every time you wanted to watch it. You'd tell them to stick it up their arse. That's what buying a streaming video is.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #148 on: January 15, 2019, 11:17:01 PM »
People bought VHS videos, too. I don't know why anyone would buy a streaming video, though. Imagine if you'd bought a DVD, and the shop told you you had to log into their website to get permission every time you wanted to watch it. You'd tell them to stick it up their arse. That's what buying a streaming video is.

I completely agree and it's why I haven't signed up to a streaming service.  If something's only available via streaming, then I download a pirate copy.  People can judge me for that if they'd like but those same people will all come a-running when their favoured streaming service goes down the crapper and unlike them, I've actually got digital copies of the shows and films they paid for and now want to rewatch.  I'm not paying to "own" a TV show or film unless I can actually own it.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #149 on: January 15, 2019, 11:18:59 PM »
People can judge if they'd like but those same people will all come a-running when their favoured streaming service goes down the crapper and unlike them, I've actually got digital copies of the shows and films they paid for and now want to rewatch.

At that point we could all just pirate them too though.