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Offline chopey

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Re: The random thoughts thread
« Reply #12250 on: Friday 7 February 2020, 12:22:22 AM »
Football at the Olympics should be 7 a side.

Did the all steroid Olympics never catch on ? 800 meters in 10 seconds, shot putting Hippos, first person to javelin the moon.
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Offline Super Duper Branko Strupar

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« Reply #12251 on: Friday 7 February 2020, 12:23:09 AM »
I bet you think Olympic Wrestling should be a Son and Daddy kinda affair too, right?
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« Reply #12252 on: Saturday 8 February 2020, 08:48:44 PM »
He grew up thinking it was.

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« Reply #12253 on: Sunday 9 February 2020, 04:07:42 AM »
Brings new meaning to 'Big Daddy'.
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Offline TBG

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Re: The random thoughts thread
« Reply #12254 on: Sunday 9 February 2020, 03:04:28 PM »
Has anyone actually used Gate 1 at an airport.

Offline neesy111

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Re: The random thoughts thread
« Reply #12255 on: Sunday 9 February 2020, 03:06:03 PM »
Has anyone actually used Gate 1 at an airport.

Yes, just the other month. 

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« Reply #12256 on: Sunday 9 February 2020, 03:06:53 PM »
Has anyone actually used Gate 1 at an airport.

Yes, just the other month. 

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Offline B-more Mag

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Re: The random thoughts thread
« Reply #12257 on: Wednesday 19 February 2020, 01:42:48 PM »
Dentists are an odd lot.

Offline leffe186

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Re: The random thoughts thread
« Reply #12258 on: Wednesday 26 February 2020, 03:43:20 PM »
I think this was inspired by that Beatles movie, but I was idly wondering the other day if they had only made one song, which one would I want it to be? Then I thought the same about other bands. Here's a few:

Beatles - Day In The Life
Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Oasis - Acquiesce (genuinely a tough one, tempted by Slide Away and Columbia)
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit (wanted to put Lithium, but no)
REM - It's The End Of The World
Fleetwood Mac - The Chain
Bowie - Heroes
Aretha - Do Right Man, Do Right Woman (the world still gets "Natural Woman" because of Carole King)
Radiohead - Karma Police (really diificult choice)
Oasis - Acquiesce
Blur - Girls & Boys
Prince - Raspberry Beret
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Led Zep - When The Levee Breaks
Madonna - Borderline
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Elton John - Rocket Man
Elvis - Heartbreak Hotel
Dylan - Tangled Up In Blue
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb (another tough choice)
Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas

I figured it had to be somebody who had a lot of songs, and also somebody who most people might have an opinion on. Like, the Ian Dury song I would keep might be What A Waste, but most other people on here (or indeed anywhere) wouldn't give a s***. I managed to include the Top 10 best selling artists on here (https://www.therichest.com/entertainment/the-top-10-best-selling-artists-of-all-time/) apart from one.

Sometimes I went for the obvious because it's legitimately the one I would want to hear most often (Smells Like Teen Spirit, Bohemian Rhapsody), sometimes it's something that means a lot to me and that's why I went for it despite having to give up some amazing songs (You Can't Always Get What You Want, The Chain), sometimes it feels like it captures that band at their best and makes giving up the rest of the songs as tolerable as possible (It's The End Of The World, When The Levee Breaks).

Thoughts? Anyone you'd add?
Obviously, I'm speaking of a hypothetical world in which there is a greater club than Tottenham.

Offline SEMTEX

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Re: The random thoughts thread
« Reply #12259 on: Wednesday 26 February 2020, 03:44:29 PM »
Why'd you skip Celine?

Offline leffe186

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Re: The random thoughts thread
« Reply #12260 on: Wednesday 26 February 2020, 03:45:42 PM »
Why'd you skip Celine?

If there's a Celine song you cannot live without, be my guest :lol:.
Obviously, I'm speaking of a hypothetical world in which there is a greater club than Tottenham.

Offline joeyt

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« Reply #12261 on: Wednesday 26 February 2020, 03:53:18 PM »
Good list that.

Don't agree with the Michael Jackson one, would probably be Billie Jean for me but I think I could name at least 5 songs by him I'd rather than Thriller

Offline leffe186

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« Reply #12262 on: Wednesday 26 February 2020, 03:57:03 PM »
Good list that.

Don't agree with the Michael Jackson one, would probably be Billie Jean for me but I think I could name at least 5 songs by him I'd rather than Thriller

Used to think the same tbh, but it's matured on me beautifully. It's almost perfect I think. I have a soft spot for Man In The Mirror and Don't Stop Til You Get Enough but Thriller has great hooks all over and the Vincent Price build is majestic.
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Offline joeyt

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« Reply #12263 on: Wednesday 26 February 2020, 04:06:09 PM »
I think I just find Thriller really cheesy, a lot more cheesy than his other songs.

Off the top of my head I prefer Billie Jean, Beat It, Wanna be Starting Something, Smooth Criminal, Don't Stop til you get Enough and Human Nature. I think Human Nature is incredible

Offline joeyt

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« Reply #12264 on: Wednesday 26 February 2020, 04:07:10 PM »
Should add Springsteen to the list :thup:

Offline leffe186

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« Reply #12265 on: Wednesday 26 February 2020, 04:13:31 PM »
I think I just find Thriller really cheesy, a lot more cheesy than his other songs.

Off the top of my head I prefer Billie Jean, Beat It, Wanna be Starting Something, Smooth Criminal, Don't Stop til you get Enough and Human Nature. I think Human Nature is incredible

I guess I just gradually came to realize what an unbelievable groove underwrites Thriller. Like, the bass is perfect, the little horn blasts are perfect, the funk guitar riff is perfect. I like when a song finds a great riff and just rides it into the ground.
Obviously, I'm speaking of a hypothetical world in which there is a greater club than Tottenham.

Offline leffe186

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« Reply #12266 on: Wednesday 26 February 2020, 04:13:51 PM »
Should add Springsteen to the list :thup:

Oh s*** yeah, hang on
Obviously, I'm speaking of a hypothetical world in which there is a greater club than Tottenham.

Offline leffe186

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Re: The random thoughts thread
« Reply #12267 on: Wednesday 26 February 2020, 04:14:56 PM »
I think this was inspired by that Beatles movie, but I was idly wondering the other day if they had only made one song, which one would I want it to be? Then I thought the same about other bands. Here's a few:

Beatles - Day In The Life
Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Oasis - Acquiesce (genuinely a tough one, tempted by Slide Away and Columbia)
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit (wanted to put Lithium, but no)
REM - It's The End Of The World
Fleetwood Mac - The Chain
Bowie - Heroes
Aretha - Do Right Man, Do Right Woman (the world still gets "Natural Woman" because of Carole King)
Radiohead - Karma Police (really diificult choice)
Oasis - Acquiesce
Blur - Girls & Boys
Prince - Raspberry Beret
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Led Zep - When The Levee Breaks
Madonna - Borderline
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Elton John - Rocket Man
Elvis - Heartbreak Hotel
Dylan - Tangled Up In Blue
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb (another tough choice)
Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas
Springsteen - Jungleland

I figured it had to be somebody who had a lot of songs, and also somebody who most people might have an opinion on. Like, the Ian Dury song I would keep might be What A Waste, but most other people on here (or indeed anywhere) wouldn't give a s***. I managed to include the Top 10 best selling artists on here (https://www.therichest.com/entertainment/the-top-10-best-selling-artists-of-all-time/) apart from one.

Sometimes I went for the obvious because it's legitimately the one I would want to hear most often (Smells Like Teen Spirit, Bohemian Rhapsody), sometimes it's something that means a lot to me and that's why I went for it despite having to give up some amazing songs (You Can't Always Get What You Want, The Chain), sometimes it feels like it captures that band at their best and makes giving up the rest of the songs as tolerable as possible (It's The End Of The World, When The Levee Breaks).

Thoughts? Anyone you'd add?
Obviously, I'm speaking of a hypothetical world in which there is a greater club than Tottenham.

Offline leffe186

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Re: The random thoughts thread
« Reply #12268 on: Wednesday 26 February 2020, 04:15:43 PM »
Should probably be Born To Run, but Jungleland has a particular memory for me.
Obviously, I'm speaking of a hypothetical world in which there is a greater club than Tottenham.

Offline Mike

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« Reply #12269 on: Wednesday 26 February 2020, 05:03:35 PM »
If its like, song that sums them up, then Heroes is solid as f***.

Sons of the silent age is my go to off that album, mind.

If had to live with just one Bowie song for the rest of my life...i think it's Diamond Dogs. s*** is a jam in the right mindset.

Playing the last 30 seconds of soul love and then blasting off into Moonage Daydream is my s***, though.

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Offline leffe186

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« Reply #12270 on: Wednesday 26 February 2020, 05:40:39 PM »
I love Letter to Hermione :lol:. Bowie would have been impossibly difficult if he hadn't made Heroes tbh.
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Offline Troll

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Re: The random thoughts thread
« Reply #12271 on: Wednesday 26 February 2020, 05:43:45 PM »
Should probably be Born To Run, but Jungleland has a particular memory for me.

Racing in the Street for me.

Offline leffe186

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« Reply #12272 on: Wednesday 26 February 2020, 06:57:41 PM »
Should probably be Born To Run, but Jungleland has a particular memory for me.

Racing in the Street for me.

Jungleland is like a Rock Opera version of Racing in the Street :lol:. I just have a very specific memory of a summer day as a kid lying in my room with all the windows open and Jungleland on the record player. Takes me back to a specific place and time.
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Offline B-more Mag

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« Reply #12273 on: Wednesday 26 February 2020, 07:41:25 PM »
I wouldn't be able to get away with It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) for R.E.M. Not entirely sure what it would be, but not that. Probably something like 7 Chinese Bros. or Driver 8

Five Years for Bowie, probably.

I'm bad at picking only ones of things, though.

Offline leffe186

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« Reply #12274 on: Wednesday 26 February 2020, 07:48:12 PM »
I wouldn't be able to get away with It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) for R.E.M. Not entirely sure what it would be, but not that. Probably something like 7 Chinese Bros. or Driver 8

Five Years for Bowie, probably.

I'm bad at picking only ones of things, though.

Yeah, that's what made me think. I also realized while I was going through it that I don't care as much as I thought about, say, REM songs, whereas there were dozens of Bowie tracks I didn't want to Infinity Stone out of existence.
Obviously, I'm speaking of a hypothetical world in which there is a greater club than Tottenham.