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    Love the pig letter Mike. In a way, it's an expanded form of a joke I've always liked ...

    Man in restaurant: Can I have a coffee without cream, please?
    Waitress: I'm sorry we're out of cream. Would you mind having one without milk instead?

    I once heard that there are only six jokes (or was it seven) in the universe, and every other joke is a variation on one of the six. But what are those six "core" jokes?

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    I am not sure which six they are John. There seem to be so many that are alike.


    A little pig humour.

    'Twas the Pig Fair last September.
    The day I well remember
    I was walking up and down in drunken pride..
    When my knees began to flutter,
    So I sat down in the gutter..
    When a Pig came up and lay down by my side.
    As I was sitting in the gutter,
    Thinking thoughts I could not utter..
    I thought I heard a passing lady say:
    "You can tell a man who boozes By the company he chooses."
    And with that the pig got up and walked away.



    I went to a restaurant that was so expensive that they didn't have prices on the menu, just little faces with varying expressions of horror.

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    And now for something completely different ...

    Here are a couple of poignant short films about adolescent sexuality ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9QwIWsZmjw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mEn09oLKCQ

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    Yes, those were definitely different, and very poignant as well. lol

    I thought they were well done.
    ''Music, I feel, should be emotional first and intellectual second.'' - Maurice Ravel
    ''The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.'' - Michael Jackson


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    Total change of subject John. Two very poignant films.

    The author David Elkind said this about adolescence.

    "Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance, whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice."

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    Quote Originally Posted by marval View Post
    The author David Elkind said this about adolescence.

    "Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance, whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice."
    That certainly makes sense, as in the earliest stages children will tend to be friends with the children of neighbours or of friends of their parents. The starting of secondary school is a big turning point, because the child is thrown into a larger group drawn from a wider area, and has the opportunity to be more selective about choosing their own friends.

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    Here is another short film I have watched a few times, but I like it mostly for the wonderful sound track of JS Back keyboard music. I can't make a lot of sense of the plot, to be honest. Any suggestions?

    (However, I can identify with the feelings of musical inadequacy which are portrayed! )

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1e...ife_shortfilms

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    JS Back John? where has he been lol?

    I liked it for the music too, I can only suggest that he was suppose to play in a concert and just couldn't seem to get it right. He got a bit close to the train for my liking.


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    He'd been to visit his son, CPE Back!

    Yes I can't quite piece together a narrative out of this short film. It looks like he's going to use the train to chop his own fingers off after his disastrous concert, but it isn't clear exactly why he changes his mind, and then when he gets home he switches off the music centre and starts to play his keyboard instead, so does that mean when he appeared to be playing it at the start, that was also a CD and he was only pretending to play? I'm afraid the director may have over-estimated our intelligence!

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    I hadn't thought of the fact a CD was on at the begining, that is a possibility. I think I will have to watch it again just to see if I can find out.

    I am glad he didn't get his fingers chopped off. I still enjoyed it though.


    Margaret

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    Here are some things not mentioned yet that I find strange in this film: 1. the music we hear at the beginning while he's at the kb is not what he's playing, 2. the teacher is downright nasty to throw him out like that; no teacher i know would do such a thing, 3. why does the teacher show him an excerpt with his right hand, and then expect him to repeat it with his left? 4. at the lesson, it seems he can't play at all, yet he suddenly appears in a concert? Who would have enlisted a person that can't play yet to perform in a concert? And he's playing an entirely different piece...

    *shrug*

    I guess we're supposed to leave the filmmaker some creative liberty? It was actually interesting. I liked the superimposed kb/parking lot lines/train track images. I'm afraid I didn't get any of the deeper nuances and meanings here either.

    I wish my room and kb would light up like at the end when I play; that's one special candle.
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    Some interesting thoughts there Rojo, it was definately strange. I could do with a candle like that.


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    This one's more of a traditional love story - with a twist ..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy0HNWto0UY

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhnbrbr View Post
    A man goes for a horse ride on Sunday. He rides due east for twenty four hours, then he gets off, stretches his legs and waters his horse. Then he mounts up again and rides due west for another twenty four hours. When he arrives back on his horse, at exactly the same place he started from, it's still the same Sunday. Explain.
    Nobody's offered an explanation yet! I'll give the answer at the weekend.

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    I liked that love story John, I am glad they got to meet.

    Sorry I forgot your question, I will have a think about it.


    Margaret

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