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1/3, Mytho. That's Patrick O'Hearn and Terry Bozio. What a team. Had a Zappa review Friday. In New York is possibly the best thing he ever did... or any of them for that matter. Lightning struck twice.
 

Cochise

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I'll put this in here because its pub talk really. Felt strange yesterday early evening. Anxious for no particular reason and just like, disconnected from the world. Found out this morning my ex-business partner and good friend had passed away from multiple heart attacks yesterday at about that time. I'm not putting this forward as any sort of theory, but I've had the same feeling before at least three times just before people close to me unexpectedly died. My wife the evening before, a lady who was a close friend just before she went in for a minor operation which she didn't survive, and my Dad, also multiple heart attacks on the same day.

It'd be a damn sight more use if the feeling was a bit more specific.

Rubbish month all round, September.
 
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I'll put this in here because its pub talk really. Felt strange yesterday early evening. Anxious for no particular reason and just like, disconnected from the world. Found out this morning my ex-business partner and good friend had passed away from multiple heart attacks yesterday at about that time. I'm not putting this forward as any sort of theory, but I've had the same feeling before at least three times just before people close to me unexpectedly died. My wife the evening before, a lady who was a close friend just before she went in for a minor operation which she didn't survive, and my Dad, also multiple heart attacks on the same day.

It'd be a damn sight more use if the feeling was a bit more specific.

Rubbish month all round, September.
I hope October proves to be a better month for you.
 

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I'll put this in here because its pub talk really. Felt strange yesterday early evening. Anxious for no particular reason and just like, disconnected from the world. Found out this morning my ex-business partner and good friend had passed away from multiple heart attacks yesterday at about that time. I'm not putting this forward as any sort of theory, but I've had the same feeling before at least three times just before people close to me unexpectedly died. My wife the evening before, a lady who was a close friend just before she went in for a minor operation which she didn't survive, and my Dad, also multiple heart attacks on the same day.

It'd be a damn sight more use if the feeling was a bit more specific.

Rubbish month all round, September.
My condolences on the loss of your friend, Cochise.
 

Cochise

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My condolences on the loss of your friend, Cochise.
I've known him since 1987. I'd spoken to him on the Friday, normal cheerful conversation. And another friend, I suppose I should have expected, had a brain tumour removed a year ago, and it has now recurred , of course more agressively. Life is a bitch.

On the other hand:
One wheel on my wagon
And I'm still rolling along
Them Cherokees after me
I'm all in flames
At the reins
But I'm singing a happy song
I'm singing a higgity, haggity hoggety, high
Pioneers, they never say die
Right around that turn there's a hidden cave
And we can watch those Cherokees
Go galloping by
 

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And another friend, I suppose I should have expected, had a brain tumour removed a year ago, and it has now recurred , of course more agressively. Life is a bitch.
Yep, it is. Unfortunately I too am familiar with the problem of a brain tumour in a loved one. My late partner was diagnosed with an oligodendroglioma in 2009 and had two surgeries before it killed him in 2012. As with your friend, the tumour was more aggressive when it grew back after the first operation. I gather that's the norm. My partner asked his oncologist and his neurosurgeon why the tumour developed in the first place. Both specialists attributed it to the lottery of life: heredity and lifestyle weren't factors. Apparently in the case of 90 percent of primary brain tumours medical science can't explain why they appear.

Cochise, I hope your friend will be able to enjoy his remaining time as free of pain as is possible. No doubt your friendship will be a blessing to him. Take care of yourself, too. Accompanying a friend/loved one on the final stretch of life can take a toll on those who remain.

:group:
 

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Cancer is absolutely puzzling. Another friend, still alive and healthy at the moment, had jaw cancer which resulted in an operation to replace part of his lower jaw with some bone from his leg. This was 10-12 years ago. About five years later, the cancer recurred in exactly the same place - but in the bone that had been transferred from his leg. That to me is mind-boggling.

The friend mentioned in the previous post ( a female, btw) is amazingly philosophical and is hoping she'll get another year as good as the one she has just had. She is going to the same surgeon who dealt with the first one who is optimistic that he can get this one out, but she has been told it will almost certainly come back again.
 

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The irony about the Cherokee song is that several people over the years have been convinced I have Amerindian ancestry.
 

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I don't remember if there is a thread for Fortean websites, but I am enjoying this one:
https://esoterx.com/

The author has a knack for titles (and writing in general), such as "If It Weren’t for those Meddling Squids" for their article on giant squid.
 

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I'll put this in here because its pub talk really. Felt strange yesterday early evening. Anxious for no particular reason and just like, disconnected from the world. Found out this morning my ex-business partner and good friend had passed away from multiple heart attacks yesterday at about that time. I'm not putting this forward as any sort of theory, but I've had the same feeling before at least three times just before people close to me unexpectedly died. My wife the evening before, a lady who was a close friend just before she went in for a minor operation which she didn't survive, and my Dad, also multiple heart attacks on the same day.

It'd be a damn sight more use if the feeling was a bit more specific.

Rubbish month all round, September.
So sorry to hear of all of this, Cochise. Please accept my condolences.
 

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Saw an odd number plate on a 4 x 4 today. TVI ICON.
Dunno what 'TVI' is in this context.
It's the phrase "TV icon" spoken with that omnipresent faux Afro-Carribean accent now so beloved by MSM advertisers and broadcasters ('alriiight!?')

@Cochise my commiserations also. So hard to cope with...

We are, collectively, very-likely to empty the bar this upcoming All Hallows Eve. Do we party like it's 1999, and the Millennium Bug is actually going to bite, this time around?

An ultra-personal embodiment of so much of what we've thought and talked about, here, since 2001.

Our own oddessy.
2012 come late. End times.
Extinction:(rebirth?)
The circle of existence reaches the point of ultimate reboot.
Fingers will be crossed, as will eyes. And the Styx.
Previous advanced civilisations may have had previous message boards, also cruelly-smited by that inevitable incoming rock from above.

In a parallel universe of infinite probability, another FTMB continues, completely-unperturbed by any terminal prognosis. A user named Rynner dilligently-posts an early morning report on shipping movements near a different Cornwall, far away in anotherwhen.

Oh, beat the drum slowly and play the fife lowly
Sing the Death March as you carry me along
Take me to the valley, there lay the sod o'er me
But I'm a great forum and I must carry on
 
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I was banned from alienbabble.com and alienexpanse.com after alienhub.com stopped last year so I'm getting used to the total drama such an event causes and the total loss of contacts including real friends and the complete loss of data and links, but I must say, if I would lose FTMB, I will miss it very much and all of you people too, out here.. I just hope it will never really happen, you know the company running this will seriously recognise the emotional value this place has, if not the intellectual value or even the financial value, surely. hopefully they will reconsider? just because FTMB is a lively place, lots of fun, good luck, everybody involved! I'm off partying because it's my birthday, I'm getting old (46), my eyesight is getting a bit worse and I sleep more. october 19th is a really strange day, just like 23rd of march. it's something to do with some star out there, shifting orbit twice a year or something, I don't care, I think maybe it was the wolf-star..
 

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I was banned from alienbabble.com and alienexpanse.com after alienhub.com stopped last year so I'm getting used to the total drama such an event causes and the total loss of contacts including real friends and the complete loss of data and links, but I must say, if I would lose FTMB, I will miss it very much and all of you people too, out here.. I just hope it will never really happen, you know the company running this will seriously recognise the emotional value this place has, if not the intellectual value or even the financial value, surely. hopefully they will reconsider? just because FTMB is a lively place, lots of fun, good luck, everybody involved! I'm off partying because it's my birthday, I'm getting old (46), my eyesight is getting a bit worse and I sleep more. october 19th is a really strange day, just like 23rd of march. it's something to do with some star out there, shifting orbit twice a year or something, I don't care, I think maybe it was the wolf-star..
Happy birthday, Nils.

All is not lost, but it's a troubling time here.

Being online since 2001 makes FTMB a dinosaur. Who would let one of a few surviving dinosaurs die out?
 

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email added to the list!

Last night I had a dream about this turn of events. For some reason it happened on my dream-state version of The Plain. FTMB was somewhere up St Clements but I couldn't get to it. Then the dream morphed into me getting unwanted relationship advice and ended with me buying some violet eyeliner
 

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Oh yes! that'll do nicely!

My track record with Martinis of any stripe is dodgy: I'm convinced that I can handle them; the evidence says I can't...

For you Skinny a mad drink from a very louche Heaven, a drink that I admit I have to take under medical observation...


Granted that could be anything but it is in fact "Death in the Afternoon". Champagne and absinthe (cheers Hemmingway). I drank "one" (some) once and the next day thought my vital organs had evacuated during my "sleep" (coma). But my gosh is it tasty!
Enjoy! (responsibly!)
 
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