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    Admiral Maestoso marval's Avatar
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    Only if the picture is so bad you need a telescope to watch it.


    Margaret

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    WOW!!! An excellent retort by Ms. Margaret - YAY!!!
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Thank you CD.


    Margaret

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    LOL @ Marget

    You're a most cunning linguist madame!

    Lost in Space is my current blip on the horizon, I'll soon get bored with it and be off on another adventure. Especially considering free to air T.V. in Australia is so woeful as to be unwatchable. I mean, there's Big Brother (which just doesn't die, go figure), then there are those repetitively tedious American CSI shows (seen one and you've seen 'em all), shall I continue?

    Back to the thread - there's been a planetoid named makemake, which according to my research was a fertility god from Easter Island. Ironic, considering makemake's surface is basically frozen methane and other noxious gases. Hardly fertile, eh?

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    Not a very apt name then for the planetoid.

    Yes I know about stupid TV, we have CSI over here, my husband likes it I don't. And as for big brother, my eyes and ears were created for better things.

    Lost in Space, I must admit I have only seen bits of it, so I can't really comment.


    Margaret

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    Lost in Space is hilarious ... but it's quite whacky. I grew up on it, Christ, I'm showing my age, I actually lived in a household that had a Black and White T.V. and I remember clearly the excitment when we got our first Colour T.V. (jaysus I'm old).

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    You think your old, CT64?

    Got you beat ...
    We had 11" B/W TV - Only watched the Ed Sullivan Show on Sunday nights, which was filmed in New York. Hollywood studios were the first ones to convert to color, so the entire Ed Sullivan show came to Hollywood for about 9 weeks while the network "tinted" the New York studios. We didn't have a color set until ... ut oh ... now this is really going to antiquate me here ... oh, what the heck ... we got a color set around 1960, a Magnavox - 13 inch screen - we were the envy of the neighborhood having the only color set .

    So, CT, you're not old at all ...
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    Hi CT64,

    I also remember the Ed Sullivan Show, Red Skelton[Freddie the Freeloader and Clem Kadiddlehopper], Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, The Honeymooners...

    Cheers,

    CD
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    Krummiest and Sweet Corn ... I bow (on arthritikie knees) to your supreme and advanced age.

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    Advanced age? Moi? I'm only 46 springs young...
    Perish the thought if thou thinkest I'm a senescent anglophile...
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    When I was very young, we didn't even have a television. I am not saying I am so old televisions hadn't been invented, in case you were wondering. But when we did get one it was black and white, and the picture quality was awful. Every now and then you had to get up and give it a thump, just to stop the dreadful lines whizzing up and down on the screen. But it was a novelty, we would watch it on a Saturday night.


    Margaret

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    You think your old, CT64?

    Got you beat ...
    We had 11" B/W TV - Only watched the Ed Sullivan Show on Sunday nights, which was filmed in New York. Hollywood studios were the first ones to convert to color, so the entire Ed Sullivan show came to Hollywood for about 9 weeks while the network "tinted" the New York studios. We didn't have a color set until ... ut oh ... now this is really going to antiquate me here ... oh, what the heck ... we got a color set around 1960, a Magnavox - 13 inch screen - we were the envy of the neighborhood having the only color set .

    So, CT, you're not old at all ...
    That was the year I was born!
    The year 1960 not to tell my age. I didn't watch a colored tv until I was
    nine years old. My dad bought it so I could watch Neil Armstrong and
    crew land on the moon. I was introduced to cable in 1978. Man how
    time has changed everything in the last thirty years. Now I watch television
    on my computer.
    judy tooley

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    There was only one family on our block that had a color television set. I remember going over to their house to watch the moon landing (@ Judy). Back then just having a TV was a luxury and to think nowadays most households have several. The technological age is truly magnificent.

    And by the way, I love astronomy. As stated in another thread I wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid. I was always in my back yard with my telescope.

    Stephen

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    Here is some news from the US space agency. I like to here new details of things far away.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7784902.stm

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    Thanks Margaret for the information and newspaper.
    judy tooley

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