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 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: If It’s Classical Post It

Posted: Yesterday, 1:43 pm 

Replies: 645
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Polonaise in F Minor by Maria Szymanowska. She was a famous Polish pianist-composer from the generation before Chopin.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Post a blatant lie

 Post subject: Re: Post a blatant lie
Posted: 12 May 2024, 3:45 pm 

Replies: 18,848
Views: 717,291


The new line of Phosphorus Decree action figures is out now! Porcupine Armour me, Ninja Pirate me and Mutant Stockbroker me, all with removable heads and limbs just like the real thing!

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: If It’s Classical Post It

Posted: 28 Apr 2024, 3:16 pm 

Replies: 645
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A CD I got from a charity shop yesterday includes this piece - a "concerto" without orchestra for 5 flutes by a composer I'd never heard of called Joseph Bodin de Boismortier.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Rants

 Post subject: Re: Rants
Posted: 23 Apr 2024, 11:02 am 

Replies: 9,266
Views: 649,073


I continue to not understand why normal people listen to music like - WHUD WHUD WHUD WHUD WHUD WHUD WHUD WHUD WHUD WHUD WHUD WHUD WHUD WHUD WHUD WHUD it is especially hard to deal with when I am panicking about something, and I can't regain control beacuse WHUD WHUD WHUD WHUD WHUD WHUD WHUD WHUD WH...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Post a blatant lie

 Post subject: Re: Post a blatant lie
Posted: 13 Apr 2024, 6:00 pm 

Replies: 18,848
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All the kid are playing "Fork Night", "Mimecraft" and "FIFA at Freddie's".

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Name a villain who falls to their death

Posted: 12 Apr 2024, 5:58 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 2,042


So many Disney villains have met their demise by falling that TV Tropes calls it the Disney Villain Death: The Wicked Witch-Queen in Snow White Gaston in Beauty and the Beast Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame Scar, although the fall itself didn't kill him, he was just weakened enough for the hy...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: If It’s Classical Post It

Posted: 11 Apr 2024, 10:33 am 

Replies: 645
Views: 34,134


^ I heard Rebecca Clarke's piano trio played live once. Astonishing piece! (My recorder is progressing slowly, but I'm enjoying it.) Sonata in B Major by John Field. An obscure Irish pianist-composer who was a pupil of Clementi and a major influence on Chopin. I've had the sheet music for this sonat...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: What are the advantages of dictatorships

Posted: 09 Apr 2024, 6:17 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 958


The word "Dictator" comes from the Roman Republic. There, dictators were granted temporary authority over the other state officials. They were appointed to lead the state during times of acute crisis such as plagues, civil strife and any war that threatened the city itself. They stood down...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Gorillas Are Monkeys, and So Are You!

Posted: 06 Apr 2024, 5:33 pm 

Replies: 26
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I love Clint's Reptiles' phylogeny videos. IRRC, this is the one where go goes off on one about an old-fashioned professor who basically delayed his doctorate for a year over the "monkey question". Other interesting implications of monophyly: You can't have a clade of "lizards" t...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: If It’s Classical Post It

Posted: 05 Apr 2024, 6:57 pm 

Replies: 645
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^ I love the Ysaye Sonatas!

Wearing my recorder-nerd hat - I found one of Vivaldi's concertos for the incredibly high-pitched sopranino recorder. The slow movement is quite something.

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: That's a band name

 Post subject: Re: That's a band name
Posted: 05 Apr 2024, 5:26 am 

Replies: 2,392
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Iron Snowmen

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: If It’s Classical Post It

Posted: 04 Apr 2024, 6:59 am 

Replies: 645
Views: 34,134


Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto no. 4 in C minor. I didn't realise he'd written any until fairly recently.

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: A-Z of Animals

 Post subject: Re: A-Z of Animals
Posted: 29 Mar 2024, 5:01 pm 

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Tuatara

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: That's a band name

 Post subject: Re: That's a band name
Posted: 29 Mar 2024, 3:19 pm 

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The Spotify Bots

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Babylon Bee Jokes About Inbred Racists, Fans Meltdown

Posted: 28 Mar 2024, 7:49 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 3,635


Alt-right types always insist (sometimes at great length) that they're NOT racists. So, why do they feel personally attacked by a satirical article VERY specifically mocking extreme rascists? Sus.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Funny, corny joke thread

Posted: 28 Mar 2024, 6:56 pm 

Replies: 295
Views: 121,305


How do the Welsh make cheese?

Caerphilly.
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