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Re: What Made you Smile/What Ticked you off Today?

by marurun Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:08 am

Singing really spreads COVID well, so don’t invite anyone who has even a remote chance of having it. Maybe skip the singing this year, just in case. Happy Birthday!
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Re: What Made you Smile/What Ticked you off Today?

by Ziggy587 Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:27 am

For some reason, the Happy Birthday song really makes me cringe. And not just when it's being sung at me, but even if I'm just in the room. Maybe it's because people tend to give it this slow and drawn out tempo, like something more fitting for a funeral, rather than being upbeat and cheery. And the usual lack of harmonizing doesn't help either.

Once when I was younger, I made my family sing the birthday song from Futurama to me instead of the traditional copyrighted song. I knew I couldn't avoid getting out of having a cake with candles and people singing at me, but this made it tolerable.
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Re: What Made you Smile/What Ticked you off Today?

by marurun Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:58 am

Thanks to a copyright challenge by a documentarian (making a documentary about the song) the history of the “traditional” Happy Birthday is now more known, and the song is officially in the public domain in the US.
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Re: What Made you Smile/What Ticked you off Today?

by Ziggy587 Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:02 am

marurun wrote:Thanks to a copyright challenge by a documentarian (making a documentary about the song) the history of the “traditional” Happy Birthday is now more known, and the song is officially in the public domain in the US.


Wait, so they can sing it in restaurants now...

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But seriously... Is that documentary available anywhere? As much as that song irritates me, the documentary sounds interesting.
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Re: What Made you Smile/What Ticked you off Today?

by marurun Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:46 pm

Here's a short documentary about the legal battle with Warner Chapell.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5954904/

I was wrong, the suit didn't come out of the documentary. It came about as a result of some earlier work she did. Here's the WP article about the filer of the suit.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennifer_ ... (filmmaker)
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Re: What Made you Smile/What Ticked you off Today?

by Jagosaurus Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:35 pm

About to spend a pretty penny on my truck AC. It's a must in Texas, especially hauling kidsos & driving to client sites in dress clothes.

Better than a truck note (paid off)... but ouch. Adulting can be challenging.

On a funny note... the dealership loaner I think could fit in the bed of my truck :lol:. I feel like I'm in Italian job.

In all seriousness... my truck is ~5 inches longer than suburban & ~3 inches longer than an excursion. I felt like I was in a go kart 8)
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Re: What Made you Smile/What Ticked you off Today?

by Ziggy587 Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:55 pm

Jagosaurus wrote:I feel like I'm in Italian job.


LOL. That movie made me want to get a Mini Cooper. I love in the remake when you first see the classic Mini, and she pulls into a spot that a motorcycle pulled out of, then the camera cuts to a wide shot and it's in between two big SUVs.

https://youtu.be/wc0tNrxqcSo?t=20

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by SamuraiMegas Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:34 pm

I've been admitted into UNT! Also Got 3 songs currently being worked on and I'll have a 5 track EP ready to post at the end of summer when I move. Going to try to make the best of things.
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by prfsnl_gmr Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:54 pm

SamuraiMegas wrote:I've been admitted into UNT! Also Got 3 songs currently being worked on and I'll have a 5 track EP ready to post at the end of summer when I move. Going to try to make the best of things.


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Re: What Made you Smile/What Ticked you off Today?

by REPO Man Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:20 pm

:shock: Eighty hours between Food Lion and Duck Donuts!

:) But I'm off from Duck Donuts for the next two days.

:D and off from Food Lion the day after tomorrow.

:D That's also the day I'm supposed to get my new Crock-Pot and Magic Bullet. I had to throw out the bowl, S-blade and lid to my recently purchased food processor when I went too long without washing it.

:cry: Sink's still fucked up. I can still wash dishes but the pipes aren't secured right so I have to hope I can get the bucket under my sink dumped before it overflows. Really gotta get my dad to fix it, but he says there's a problem under the house that he has to fix first.
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