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Dave the Necrobumper

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #14480 on: August 04, 2017, 05:25:28 PM »
There is a World Gold Panning competition (here), held in Scotland this year. People will make a competition from anything.

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #14481 on: August 06, 2017, 12:48:13 PM »
That Josh should be banned to vote in this poll:

http://forum.filmspotting.net/index.php?topic=4006.0
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #14482 on: August 15, 2017, 01:06:13 PM »
You and your big words.

"Right up until the end, the favored title was ''Anhedonia.'' But hardly anyone knew what the word meant, so it was jettisoned."
Old NY Times article about a little movie called Annie Hall.


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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #14483 on: August 15, 2017, 04:49:55 PM »
I didn't know the word but "hedonism" is pretty well-known so it's not too hard to figure out the general idea.
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #14484 on: August 22, 2017, 04:05:22 AM »
"Genericide" Losing your trademark because it becomes a generic term. For example Thermos which was a brand name, then in 1963 the courts declared it a generic term for a vacuum flask. Escalator, previously a trademark of the Otis Elevator company.

Xerox has spent a lot of money trying to stop it becoming a generic term.

PS. Heroin used to be a trademark of Fredrick Bayer & Co

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #14485 on: August 22, 2017, 04:37:26 AM »
You and your big words.

"Right up until the end, the favored title was ''Anhedonia.'' But hardly anyone knew what the word meant, so it was jettisoned."
Old NY Times article about a little movie called Annie Hall.

Should have kept the title for the Anomalisa double feature.
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #14486 on: September 06, 2017, 09:44:39 PM »
Andrei Konchalovsky and Nikita Mikhalkov are brothers.

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #14487 on: October 31, 2017, 11:25:51 PM »
The dad from Webster met with a Russian professor at a London hotel.
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #14488 on: November 01, 2017, 02:00:21 PM »
The dad from Webster met with a Russian professor at a London hotel.

I thought the same thing.  :)

But if George was there, where was Ma'am?
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #14489 on: November 08, 2017, 10:48:56 AM »
 :)
There's no deceit in the cauliflower.

 

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