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The "Things You've Noticed" Thread
« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2007, 11:03:34 PM »

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Kids are more keen to sit indoors these days. Would you blame the parents, Val, or the other influences in modern society?

Thanks, that is actually a VERY good point, in fact the best one I've heard against my common rant.

I'd say to an extent both, as well as the changing face of society.

1) It's the parents that do less with their children ( I know MANY children whose parents never have time for them except for that 3-week Egypt holiday to make up for their guilty conscience). My father still took me and a few friends on trips to nearby towns and countrysides every odd weekend for a "day in the green", less and less parents do that now.

2) It's the TV and the computer that grow in influence. The first time I played with a computer was when I was 6, this was a semi-educational game together with my grandfather where you had two monkeys who had to shoot each others with bananas and you had to enter the angle and the power of the throw. At home we never had a computer until I was 9 years old, and I was the first (!) one in my class to have one ... less than ten years on, you have plenty of kids who spend a lot of time playing games. Likewise, the TV. The first children's channels only started up when I was about 7 or 8 years of age, and before that it was only in the mornings - where we were all at kindergarten or school, so we had little choice but to go play football on the playground instead.

3) The changing face of society: Less and less children are born, as a consequence that "oh the 10 of us, let's go play football on the lawn" is slowly disappearing. At the same time you have a growing number of immigrants who also have a higher number of children (in Germany, apparently people with a migrational background have 44% more children than the original population). Often enough, these groups tend to be secluded, and often the mothers don't know how to speak German/Dutch/English etc. and teach their children let's say, Turkish. So obviously, Turkish kids will as a consequence only hang out with Turkish kids, as they are going to be afraid to be left out of other groups when they cannot make themselves understood (and let's face it - kids are bluntly honest and they notice differences we try to negate when we are older - they'll pick on a kid whose got a funny accent) . And, as I have observed, the traditional activities there differ from hours, they are often more family-orientated than in Western society at the current time, you rarely see much of them around TBH.

So, really, a variety of factors. But it just is - it's changing.
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The "Things You've Noticed" Thread
« Reply #41 on: May 06, 2007, 11:18:44 AM »

What I noticed is that the first time you are a witness to a reanimation procedure and see someone come back alive after a good hectic 30 to 45 minutes with blood on the floor and everywhere, it leaves an imprint on you that signals a change in your thinking.
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The "Things You've Noticed" Thread
« Reply #42 on: May 06, 2007, 11:25:08 AM »

Z sneaks in, critting his move silently and hide checks as he drops into monologue mode.

"Stage 1 : Plan Devious, Commence."


I notice some serious thread bumping going on.
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Re: The "Things You've Noticed" Thread
« Reply #43 on: October 30, 2008, 07:26:28 PM »

I've noticed that this thread, like many fell into disuse, despite being a rather good through. Thus, I bring it back, for your viewing and posting pleasure. Yes, yes.

That, and there are far too few threads to post in, I've noticed. And I don't fancy creating a new one, at the present time. So...*breaths life back into topic*
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Re: The "Things You've Noticed" Thread
« Reply #44 on: November 01, 2008, 04:17:22 AM »

I noticed at dinner tonight that all the girls -- well, not all of them, but a lot -- looked a lot like they'd bought their costumes off some online store that has the subtitle "BUY SEXY HALLOWEEN COSTUMES!"

I haven't seen so many ultra short skirts in a while. There was one girl whose "leather Indian dress" was slit up the sides up to her waist.. good opportunity for her to show off her pants. And she took it. Hm, black lace. >.<
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Re: The "Things You've Noticed" Thread
« Reply #45 on: November 01, 2008, 11:57:16 PM »

noticed today that it isn't fun to work the whole day when you hadn't much sleep the night before
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Re: The "Things You've Noticed" Thread
« Reply #46 on: November 02, 2008, 01:55:02 AM »

I've noticed that today has been surprisingly 'quiet' around the dormitory halls.... I wonder why...
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Re: The "Things You've Noticed" Thread
« Reply #47 on: November 04, 2008, 04:22:36 PM »

i've noticed that most songs that have the word "California" in the title are good songs. just to name:
Phantom Planet - California
Atherton - California
Frank Black - California Bound
Rogue Wave - California
Sugar Cult - Back to California
The Eagles - Hotel California
Sloan - Losing California

and today i discovered this very good country song by a dutch singer songwriter

Dennis Kolen - Hey California
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Re: The "Things You've Noticed" Thread
« Reply #48 on: November 04, 2008, 06:40:43 PM »

Lets not forget Led Zeppelin's "Going to California"   :smile:
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« Reply #49 on: November 04, 2008, 08:10:03 PM »

never been that much a fan of the zep
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Re: The "Things You've Noticed" Thread
« Reply #50 on: November 05, 2008, 02:22:09 AM »

Man, these are cali songs - "California Love" by Tupac or "Going back to Cali" by Biggie - "If I gotta choose a coast, I gots to choose the east - i live out there, so don't go there. But that doesnt mean you cant rest in the west, got some nice breast in the west."

And what about the ol Danny California from Californiaction
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Re: The "Things You've Noticed" Thread
« Reply #51 on: November 05, 2008, 03:06:26 AM »

Things I've noticed? Friends are hard to get rid of, when you don't want them to be there. When you want them to be there, they usually go home early.
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Re: The "Things You've Noticed" Thread
« Reply #52 on: November 05, 2008, 08:30:27 AM »

My entire playlist contains a whole 3 'Californian' songs: 'Stillwater, California' by Bad Astronaut, 'California's Burning' by Smoke or Fire, and 'California Sun' most famously by The Ramones.
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Re: The "Things You've Noticed" Thread
« Reply #53 on: November 05, 2008, 09:47:06 PM »

californication (red hot chili peppers)

I've noticed that there some kind of elections going on in America...???
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Re: The "Things You've Noticed" Thread
« Reply #54 on: November 06, 2008, 02:04:12 PM »

i wonder what's so great about california that everyone's writing good songs about it then. i refuse to include dani california in it though. mostly because i dislike the RHCP, but also because they've probably written pretty much the same song a dozen of times since californiacation. it's getting old. californiacation was a good song though, i'll have to admit to that
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« Reply #55 on: November 06, 2008, 06:16:42 PM »

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i wonder what's so great about california that everyone's writing good songs about it then.

California is huge in area, and like any place its got its good and bad areas to be, but having traveled quite a bit and lived there for some 8 years (South of the SF bay area) I can say the good areas deserve every bit of praise. Mild weather, beautiful scenery, the ocean, good food, good local wine/beer... I could go on. Its a nice place to live overall.
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Re: The "Things You've Noticed" Thread
« Reply #56 on: November 06, 2008, 07:49:54 PM »

Okay, it's pretty.... but I want snow, dammit. "Rivendell" is nice, but I wouldn't choose to live here personally.... (ignoring the fact that I already did choose to live here, I've changed my mind.. >.<)


Also, I've noticed that the Wicked soundtrack is great fun to listen to. Anyone agree?
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« Reply #57 on: November 06, 2008, 09:05:34 PM »

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Okay, it's pretty.... but I want snow, dammit.

There are lots of areas in California where it snows.... As a matter of fact, that's another one of the nice things about California. You can be swimming in the ocean in the morning, drive 3 hours and be skiing in that afternoon. And it occurs to me as i write this maybe thats not what you meant... Sorry if I just responded to something you weren't saying. :elf_gloop:
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« Reply #58 on: November 06, 2008, 09:38:42 PM »

basically I meant "I'm homesick and want to go back to Colorado". :elfgloop:
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« Reply #59 on: November 10, 2008, 05:58:59 AM »

I've noticed that Old black music, such as Blues and Negro spirituals, were about the struggles and hardships of Life, where as Old white music was happy-go-lucky and whimsical.

It seems that trend has reversed. Black Music is now about money and, excuse my language, b!tches, while white music is depressing and sad and mostly about lost love and broken dreams.

I could be wrong.
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