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  1. Re: What songs make you happy??.... Or make you Cry?

    I don't know if it was ever aired in the UK but one of the happy songs for me was the theme song of a sitcom called "What's Happening!" which ran from 1976 to 1979.

    https://youtu.be/22tfSmhqwkQ
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    Re: Films again and again . . .

    Tombstone
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    Re: The Good Old Days

    Fun Fact: Tessie O'Shea was one of the other guests on the famous episode of the Ed Sullivan Show where the Beatles made their first appearance in the US.
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    Re: Antiques and collectibles

    What I find laughable about American Pickers is how many times they just walk by real antiques to grab that 1960s Texaco sign. The show inspired an Italian version called, naturally, Italian...
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    RIP Neil Innes (1944-2019)

    Comedian and musician Neil Innes who often collaborated with Monty Python has died at age 75.
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    Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

    Growing up I was never that close with my uncles, aunts and cousins. But now I have a large sort of surrogate family whom I spend holidays with and their family gathetings are quite lively.
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    Re: Ice Cream Vans

    After the popularity of the movie "The Sting," the ice cream vans used to play Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer."
  8. Re: The most beautiful place you have visited

    Many of the miners who worked the silver mines in and around Tombstone were from Cornwall and one of the attractions in Tombstone is the world's largest rose tree which was planted in 1887 from a...
  9. Re: The most beautiful place you have visited

    I wouldn't mind moving to Arizona, particularly to Benson or Tombstone.
  10. Re: Stupid things you were scared of when you were little.

    Sometime back I posted about how I found the General Electric logo scary. During the holiday season the Rankin Bass Christmas specials were also a bit scary to me, perhaps because they were...
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    Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

    In terms of blood relatives I have a very small family. The only Christmas card I receive is from the son of one of my cousins whom I've never met. 😛
  12. Re: films your embarrassed to admit you like.

    Somewhere in Time (1980)
    Most musicals
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    RIP Ric Ocasek (1949-2019)

    Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars was found dead in his New York apartment, apparently of natural causes. He was found by his estranged wife model Paulina Porizkova.
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    Re: Toy story 4

    I know exactly where that is. I was at Walt Disney World a few months ago.
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    Re: Adverts that terrified you as a kid

    What makes the "Manhattan" advert particularly eerie now is seeing the World Trade Center looming over the rooftops.
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    Re: Name Your Top 5 Classic Films

    -- Smokey and the Bandit (1978)
    -- Used Cars (1980)
    -- Fast Times at Ridgmont High (1982)
    -- The King of Comedy (1982)
    -- Tombstone (1993)
  17. Re: Fashionable names of people mostly in the 1970s and 1980s

    It seems that Fanny was also a fairly common name among Jewish women. Sadly I know this from my reading about the Holocaust. The name crops up quite a bit.
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    Re: Toy story 4

    With Disney this has been the Summer of the Spork. There's the flood of Sporky merchandise from "Toy Story 4" and out here the new Star Wars land opened at Disneyland. As part of the theming one of...
  19. Thread: Im off

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    Re: Im off

    I think it's par for the course with most forums. One of the forums I frequent has more than 10,000 members but there's only a few dozen or so active members who are the core group. Social media is...
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    Re: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

    I remember Benny Hill used to do a similar sketch.
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    Re: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

    The German soldier character was played by Arte Johnson. Here he is with Peter Sellers.


    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x36rw5p
  22. Re: places in th UK you would love to visit and why

    Beccabear, the only ship I know of that makes transatlantic crossings from New York to Southampton is the Queen Mary 2. It costs about US$1299/C$1745/1000 per person.
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    Re: Things that dont happen anymore

    I was landline until 2013 when I finally got my first mobile phone. Fun Fact: The very first mobile phone call in the UK was made by Ernie Wise in 1985.
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    Re: Things that dont happen anymore

    http://i.imgur.com/Wut6CpZ.jpg
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    Re: Show Us Your Photography

    I was there now on a couple of weeks ago. It was humid on a couple of days there including our first day when it also rained -- it was like a mini hurricane! Then it was hot and muggy for the rest...
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