Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

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Post by shemp » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:14 pm

That cover is creepy in so many ways.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:41 pm

I remember the tune, but I never knew it was a dance. :lmao:
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:45 pm

A dance song should have lyrics telling how to do it. :)



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Post by sparks » Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:58 pm

What nonsense. Popcorn was a shit piece of music and the 'dance' was totally unnecessary. But, what the hell. Humans do lots of shit that is totally unnecessary. Makes 'em think their special.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:09 pm

IIRC "Popcorn" was used as background music for many a commercial.
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:10 pm

sparks wrote:
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What nonsense. Popcorn was a shit piece of music and the 'dance' was totally unnecessary. But, what the hell. Humans do lots of shit that is totally unnecessary. Makes 'em think their special.
Being cool is necessary.

The Mouse was cool. :coolspecs:
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Post by ceptimus » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:35 pm

What I thought was particularly redolent of the past in the Popcorn video (besides the black-and-white) and I don't think any director would want (or dare) do it like that nowadays, is the repeated rapid cutting between a wide shot of the dancers and boob close ups.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:50 pm

Nevertheless, next time I hear someone say "let's dance", I will do the Freddy. 8)
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Post by ed » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:20 pm

ceptimus wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:35 pm
What I thought was particularly redolent of the past in the Popcorn video (besides the black-and-white) and I don't think any director would want (or dare) do it like that nowadays, is the repeated rapid cutting between a wide shot of the dancers and boob close ups.

"redolent" is it"

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:24 pm

Oooh!

I can't just come up with a good one line crusher with both "redolent" and "modulo" so I'll have to lay it on you later. To make up for the delay, I'll try to work in something nice about the metric system. :)
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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Witness » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:33 pm

These "musical" morsels from the past are really terrible. (I suppose it's the same for the present.)



Humanity must be plagued by permanent boredom to consider this acceptable entertainment. :evil:

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Post by sparks » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:53 pm

Fuck. That redefines "bad".
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:56 pm

Witness wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:33 pm
...
I don't have any specific memory of that one, but it's still very familiar.

Perfectly captures the period. 8)
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Post by ed » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:41 am

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From the DeSoto County News December 1916

Read this every time you are inclined yo complain about your entertainment choices.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:57 am

What's the point about Raeburn? :?
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Post by ed » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:13 pm

Oh ... Long story. I have been transfixed ... wrong word obsessed .. too strong... connected to ... too woo-woo

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Post by Witness » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:06 pm

Reich, Abdul's hero:

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Re: Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:56 pm

Not my hero, but my parents had a few Reichians among their acquaintances.
One of them was also a Velikovskian. Really. :lmao:
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Post by sparks » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:36 pm

Interesting. But the article did specify they had to be 'recharged'. :)
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