Page 430 of 442 FirstFirst ... 330380420427428429430431432433440 ... LastLast
Results 6,436 to 6,450 of 6620

Thread: The Cosmic Emporium

  1. #6436
    Administrator Aragorn's Avatar
    Join Date
    17th March 2015
    Location
    Middle-Earth
    Posts
    20,164
    Thanks
    88,021
    Thanked 80,768 Times in 20,179 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Gio View Post
    Continuing ...


    Visiting Whitby…The Real Home of Dracula
    You know who else lives in Whitby? Count Combover™, also known as "My daddy made me do it".
    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

  2. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Aragorn For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (28th November 2023), Chuckie (27th November 2023), Gio (26th November 2023), Wind (25th November 2023)

  3. #6437
    Senior Monk Gio's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th September 2016
    Posts
    7,217
    Thanks
    7,849
    Thanked 36,759 Times in 7,232 Posts

    Returning Topic

    Yes indeedy ...

    Count Simon




    Quote Originally posted by Gio View Post

    Visiting Whitby…The Real Home of Dracula

    The Grimm Life Collective


    Nov 25, 2023
    Join us as we visit Whitby, England...the REAL home of Bram Stoker's Dracula.
    41:10 min.

    Last edited by Gio, 26th November 2023 at 02:27. Reason: Photo
    Presenting an alternative to the alternative community.

  4. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Gio For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (28th November 2023), Aragorn (26th November 2023), Wind (26th November 2023)

  5. #6438
    Senior Monk Gio's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th September 2016
    Posts
    7,217
    Thanks
    7,849
    Thanked 36,759 Times in 7,232 Posts

    Returning Topic

    With only one carry-on allowed ...



    "The rest of them are migrating remotely."
    Presenting an alternative to the alternative community.

  6. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Gio For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (28th November 2023), Aragorn (26th November 2023), Chuckie (27th November 2023), Lord Sidious (26th November 2023), Wind (27th November 2023)

  7. #6439
    Senior Monk Gio's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th September 2016
    Posts
    7,217
    Thanks
    7,849
    Thanked 36,759 Times in 7,232 Posts

    Returning Topic

    Remember when ...

    ♪ We were so in phase
    In our dance hall days
    We were cool on craze
    When I, you and everyone we knew
    Could believe, do and share in what was true ♪


    Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days

    Orchestral Version 2019



    4:34 min.



    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUWPctuaXzA




    Oh, yeah ...


    ♪ That's just the way it goes
    (That's life!) ♪

    C'est La Vie

    Robbie Nevil


    3:28 min.

    Last edited by Gio, 26th November 2023 at 04:55. Reason: That's Life!
    Presenting an alternative to the alternative community.

  8. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Gio For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (28th November 2023), Aragorn (26th November 2023), Chuckie (27th November 2023), Wind (27th November 2023)

  9. #6440
    Senior Monk Gio's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th September 2016
    Posts
    7,217
    Thanks
    7,849
    Thanked 36,759 Times in 7,232 Posts

    Returning Topic

    Timely ...

    Full Comedy Special: Country Boy Will Survive

    Jim Breuer


    2 days ago

    1:19:53 min.


    Presenting an alternative to the alternative community.

  10. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Gio For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (28th November 2023), Aragorn (27th November 2023), Wind (27th November 2023)

  11. #6441
    Senior Member Chuckie's Avatar
    Join Date
    3rd April 2017
    Location
    Earth I
    Posts
    12,044
    Thanks
    36,375
    Thanked 42,835 Times in 11,792 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Gio View Post
    Yes indeedy ...

    Count Simon


    Quiz question for the day: Who did Bram Stoker model his Dracula character after?
    “I am a social justice...advocate and I say, "Stop the Hate!"

  12. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Chuckie For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (3rd December 2023), Aragorn (27th November 2023), Gio (27th November 2023), Wind (27th November 2023)

  13. #6442
    Senior Monk Gio's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th September 2016
    Posts
    7,217
    Thanks
    7,849
    Thanked 36,759 Times in 7,232 Posts

    Question

    #musicnews ...


    Daryl Hall Suing John Oates in Mysterious Lawsuit

    TMZ Live


    Nov 27, 2023
    Hall & Oates, one of the most successful and iconic duos in musical history, are not just on the outs ... they're in litigation.

    Daryl Hall has filed a lawsuit against his former musical compadre John Oates, claiming some form of breach of contract. What's more, Hall got a restraining order against Oates this past Friday.

    4:36 min.


    Presenting an alternative to the alternative community.

  14. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Gio For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (3rd December 2023), Aragorn (27th November 2023), Chuckie (27th November 2023), Wind (28th November 2023)

  15. #6443
    Administrator Aragorn's Avatar
    Join Date
    17th March 2015
    Location
    Middle-Earth
    Posts
    20,164
    Thanks
    88,021
    Thanked 80,768 Times in 20,179 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Chuckie View Post
    Quiz question for the day: Who did Bram Stoker model his Dracula character after?
    Vlad the Impaler, a Romanian prince — or count, I'm not sue — who was notorious for impaling his enemies and putting them on display around his castle.

    But that said, the legend of vampires is much older than Dracula, and initially vampires also didn't look pale. They looked puffed, and they behaved rather like zombies.

    My favorite of the legend is that you can shake off a vampire by dropping a bag of rice in front of him, because then he compulsively has to count each and every grain.
    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

  16. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Aragorn For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (3rd December 2023), Chuckie (27th November 2023), Gio (28th November 2023), Wind (28th November 2023)

  17. #6444
    Senior Member Chuckie's Avatar
    Join Date
    3rd April 2017
    Location
    Earth I
    Posts
    12,044
    Thanks
    36,375
    Thanked 42,835 Times in 11,792 Posts
    Those are some interesting legends. Vlad the Impaler was the source of many such myths and was likely the source from which came Dracula. But the character itself was modeled on the author Walt Whitman. One of Walt Whitman's claims to fame was that he stole Oscar Wilde's girlfriend when they were in college.
    “I am a social justice...advocate and I say, "Stop the Hate!"

  18. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Chuckie For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (3rd December 2023), Aragorn (27th November 2023), Gio (28th November 2023), Wind (28th November 2023)

  19. #6445
    Senior Member Lord Sidious's Avatar
    Join Date
    18th March 2014
    Posts
    1,672
    Thanks
    3,351
    Thanked 9,412 Times in 1,672 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    Vlad the Impaler, a Romanian prince — or count, I'm not sue — who was notorious for impaling his enemies and putting them on display around his castle.

    But that said, the legend of vampires is much older than Dracula, and initially vampires also didn't look pale. They looked puffed, and they behaved rather like zombies.

    My favorite of the legend is that you can shake off a vampire by dropping a bag of rice in front of him, because then he compulsively has to count each and every grain.
    Vlad Tepes was the Voivoda of Wallachia............
    Ní siocháin go saoirse

  20. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Lord Sidious For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (3rd December 2023), Aragorn (27th November 2023), Chuckie (27th November 2023), Gio (28th November 2023), Wind (28th November 2023)

  21. #6446
    Super Moderator Wind's Avatar
    Join Date
    16th January 2015
    Location
    Just here
    Posts
    7,115
    Thanks
    33,336
    Thanked 27,061 Times in 7,129 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Chuckie View Post
    Those are some interesting legends. Vlad the Impaler was the source of many such myths and was likely the source from which came Dracula. But the character itself was modeled on the author Walt Whitman. One of Walt Whitman's claims to fame was that he stole Oscar Wilde's girlfriend when they were in college.
    I would have thought about Vlad too, but Wikipedia says this; "Shakespearean actor and friend of Stoker's Sir Henry Irving is widely considered to be a real-life inspiration for the character of Dracula. Stoker came across the name Dracula in his reading on Romanian history, and chose this to replace the name (Count Wampyr) that he had originally intended to use for his villain."
    "The more I see, the less I know for sure." ~ John Lennon

  22. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Wind For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (3rd December 2023), Aragorn (28th November 2023), Chuckie (28th November 2023), Gio (28th November 2023)

  23. #6447
    Senior Monk Gio's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th September 2016
    Posts
    7,217
    Thanks
    7,849
    Thanked 36,759 Times in 7,232 Posts

    Returning Topic

    "Perchance he for whom this bell tolls ...
    knows not it tolls for him" ...



    Death and the Lady: When the Grim Reaper Knocks

    The New Yorker Screening Room


    In an animated film by Geoff Bailey, an elderly woman’s dog attempts to ward off an unexpected visitor.
    2022

    8:11 min.


    Presenting an alternative to the alternative community.

  24. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Gio For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (3rd December 2023), Aragorn (28th November 2023), Chuckie (29th November 2023), Wind (28th November 2023)

  25. #6448
    Senior Member Chuckie's Avatar
    Join Date
    3rd April 2017
    Location
    Earth I
    Posts
    12,044
    Thanks
    36,375
    Thanked 42,835 Times in 11,792 Posts
    Quote Originally posted by Wind View Post
    I would have thought about Vlad too, but Wikipedia says this; "Shakespearean actor and friend of Stoker's Sir Henry Irving is widely considered to be a real-life inspiration for the character of Dracula. Stoker came across the name Dracula in his reading on Romanian history, and chose this to replace the name (Count Wampyr) that he had originally intended to use for his villain."
    oh oh, controversy...interesting thing about it being Wikipedia...or NPR...time for a shootout! I skimmed over it but didn't see the reference to Sir Irving. Frankenstein has been my favorite since childhood and the book I consider the very best book I ever read. It was just beyond normal human creativity...literally!
    Last edited by Chuckie, 28th November 2023 at 10:42.
    “I am a social justice...advocate and I say, "Stop the Hate!"

  26. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Chuckie For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (3rd December 2023), Aragorn (28th November 2023), Gio (29th November 2023), Wind (28th November 2023)

  27. #6449
    Senior Monk Gio's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th September 2016
    Posts
    7,217
    Thanks
    7,849
    Thanked 36,759 Times in 7,232 Posts
    Presenting an alternative to the alternative community.

  28. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Gio For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (3rd December 2023), Aragorn (30th November 2023), Chuckie (29th November 2023), Wind (30th November 2023)

  29. #6450
    Senior Monk Gio's Avatar
    Join Date
    27th September 2016
    Posts
    7,217
    Thanks
    7,849
    Thanked 36,759 Times in 7,232 Posts

    Returning Topic

    A quickie ...

    Pissed Off Postman Pat Does A Clockwork Orange



    Nov 30, 2023

    Pissed Off Postman Pat Does a parody of A Clockwork Orange, originally written by Anthony Burgess and brought to the screen by Stanley Kubrick. Also worth noting the music score by Wendy Carlos.

    This short production of A ClockPat Orange is purposefully sinister. Enjoy
    2:44 min.

    Presenting an alternative to the alternative community.

  30. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Gio For This Useful Post:

    Aianawa (3rd December 2023), Aragorn (3rd December 2023), Wind (3rd December 2023)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •