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« on: July 15, 2019, 02:44:44 AM »

Odd that there hasn't been one of these on Smiley for the past 143 years. (That typo is staying put! LOL) Just to keep things simple, these can be quotes relating to any section of the forum. I suppose I better start. Grin

"At the Albert Hall last year, Beefheart was standing at the back of the floor while the band worked towards a balance. 'How's that, Don,' asked Zoot Horn Rollo. 'Like a custard with two feathers sticking in it,' replied Don and the band went 'Aha' and adjusted their instruments accordingly."

(John Peel, "The New Captain Beefheart Album Clear Spot", Creem, 1 February 1973)
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2019, 09:00:59 AM »

Khrushchev was talking to some collective farmers. "How's life?" he joked. "It's great!" they joked back.

(Soviet humour)
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2019, 04:47:01 AM »

"When Holst completed The Planets in 1917, little was known about the worlds he represented musically, and he didn't care. His inspiration was astrological and his focus terrestrial; War, Peace, Jollity, Old Age, Messenger, Magic and Mystic.
 
"Today we have visited all the planets, and at first sight this new knowledge might appear to jar with Holst's work, but this would be a superficial conclusion. Set against what we now know, the work catalyses new ideas that enrich and inform debates in progress today, as art with depth must do.
 
"Mars was once Earth-like. Life may have begun on the red planet and may exist today. The discovery of a second genesis in our Solar System would have profound cultural consequences: it would mean that we are not alone in the Universe.
 
"Venus was also once Earth-like, but a runaway greenhouse effect has turned a potential paradise into a vision of hell. Listen to Holst's Venus with this in mind, and the piece becomes a requiem for a failed planet, a reminder that planets--just as human beings--were once born and will one day die. It is this fragility that makes them precious."     

(Professor Brian Cox, in this year's BBC Proms book)
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2019, 03:51:08 AM »

"It was ironic that by trying to keep the summer alive, they were hastening autumn, if not winter."

(the captain at PSF, on The Beach Boys and advancing age)
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2019, 12:37:11 PM »

"Oooh. That's a BINGO!"

(Colonel Hans Landa, in Inglourious Basterds)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yGBwCgA4pg
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