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skinny

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^ Imagine the looks you'd get rolling in out of the grey like that. There'd be legends told of your heroism, brutality and holiness for a t'ousand years, so there would.
 

cycleboy2

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Marilyn Monroe reading James Joyce - surely that's old-school cool and then some?!

(And she's managed far more of it than I ever did. Ulysses is one of the very few books I've started but couldn't finish. Life's too short...). And in a Fortean/urban legend kind of thing, there's no extra digit on her left foot!
 

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^ Fake. She found that book at the playground. Doesn't even know where a book begins (but then, neither did Joyce). Tut
Now, about that dress then...
 

Ogdred Weary

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^ Fake. She found that book at the playground. Doesn't even know where a book begins (but then, neither did Joyce). Tut
Nonsense, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man open with "Once upon a time" like all good stories should.

Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo....
His father told him that story: his father looked at him through a glass: he had a hairy face.
He was baby tuckoo. The moocow came down the road where Betty Byrne lived: she sold lemon platt.
O, the wild rose blossoms
On the little green place.
He sang that song. That was his song.
O, the green wothe botheth.
When you wet the bed, first it is warm then it gets cold. His mother put on the oilsheet. That had the queer smell.
His mother had a nicer smell than his father. She played on the piano the sailor’s hornpipe for him to dance. He danced:
Tralala lala,
Tralala tralaladdy,
Tralala lala,
Tralala lala.
See? It's all fine.
 

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Does this count?
I've owned two of these gorgeous, if primitive-looking cars over the years.
Was lovely while it lasted. When I just needed a car big enough for a rucksack and maybe a guitar.
Can picture it now, rolling that canvas roof back and heading to the south coast.
But then responsibilities - kids and stuff came along and it was more practical but far less fun cars thereafter.

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maximus otter

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Does this count?
I've owned two of these gorgeous, if primitive-looking cars over the years.
Was lovely while it lasted. When I just needed a car big enough for a rucksack and maybe a guitar.
Can picture it now, rolling that canvas roof back and heading to the south coast.
But then responsibilities - kids and stuff came along and it was more practical but far less fun cars thereafter.

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Do they still come out of the factory with those poxy “Nuclear Power, No Thanks!” stickers on the back?

maximus otter
 

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Vivien Leigh as Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Old Vic (1937):
She was SOOO beautiful, which made her work hard to be taken seriously as an actor.
There was also the bipolar disorder. David Niven wrote about taking care of her during an incident of mania which lasted a few days and nights while her husband was away. He gallantly didn't name her at the time.
 

Yithian

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She was SOOO beautiful, which made her work hard to be taken seriously as an actor.
There was also the bipolar disorder. David Niven wrote about taking care of her during an incident of mania which lasted a few days and nights while her husband was away. He gallantly didn't name her at the time.
Not too shoddy, was she?

Fag break during filming of Gone With The Wind (1939):

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GNC

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It's a pity Gone With the Wind has been repurposed as that old racist movie these days, because Vivien Leigh was brilliant in it. She was great elsewhere too, but nothing that would overshadow GWTW.
 

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It's a pity Gone With the Wind has been repurposed as that old racist movie these days, because Vivien Leigh was brilliant in it. She was great elsewhere too, but nothing that would overshadow GWTW.

Her next film, Waterloo Bridge, was one of her own favourites. Saw it once, too depressing for words.
 

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Further to the above, apparently, this is the only existing photo of Concorde flying at Mach 2. Allegedly taken by an RAF Tornado pilot, who struggled to keep up for long enough to take the picture:
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My wife and I visited the U.S.S Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York back in May of last year. They have a Concorde there that you can take a tour of, usually just walking through the front door, down the aisle and exiting the rear door. This comes at an extra cost to the museum admission. We chose to take the Concorde tour and were surprised that despite it being Fleet Week, we were the only two on the tour. Hence, we spent a few minutes outside with the guide being told about the aircraft before boarding her. We then got to sit in Her Majesty's preferred seat and Mick Jagger's chosen chair before getting to spend 15 minutes in the cockpit, a part not usually available on the regular tour. Here's a few pics of the cockpit, pay special attention to the 3rd image. Oh, and by the way, Concorde is as cool as fuck!
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