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Forum: Chai and Chat May 23rd, 2015, 18:58
Replies: 3,082
Views: 159,724
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Party time in Dublin Julia, how's the atmosphere...

Party time in Dublin Julia, how's the atmosphere down your way?
Forum: Worldwide Travel Photologues May 21st, 2015, 01:26
Replies: 311
Views: 29,927
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Reports coming through today that ISIS have...

Reports coming through today that ISIS have captured Palmyra from Syrian government forces. Let's hope they're not there long enough to wreak the kind of destruction they've been doing to northern...
Forum: Worldwide Travel Photologues May 11th, 2015, 03:11
Replies: 311
Views: 29,927
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém...

Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/263) (Portugal)

The Monastery:

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Forum: Crossing the Border Apr 25th, 2015, 18:10
Replies: 81
Views: 5,100
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
One thing somebody told me at the time of the...

One thing somebody told me at the time of the 2005 Kashmir quake was that high-altitude areas tend to be less affected by earthquakes than lower-lying areas, as mountains absorb some of the shock. No...
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 4th, 2015, 03:35
Replies: 39
Views: 1,441
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
I recall a similar recent case where some...

I recall a similar recent case where some American tourists were shocked to find themselves in trouble for writing their names on the Colosseum in Rome.
Forum: Chai and Chat Apr 3rd, 2015, 00:33
Replies: 5,196
Views: 306,976
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Thanks for the reminder ...

Thanks for the reminder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sQv04CFSdE
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Mar 28th, 2015, 03:22
Replies: 3,724
Views: 298,689
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Currently half-way though Alaister Horne's...

Currently half-way though Alaister Horne's account of the Algerian War of Independence, A Savage War of Peace. The kind of contemporary/journalistic history writing I love the most, sheds light on a...
Forum: Chai and Chat Mar 25th, 2015, 05:25
Replies: 72
Views: 2,500
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
This rings a bell with me, one of the things I...

This rings a bell with me, one of the things I remember most from my visits to NYC is the genuine warmth and friendliness of the people. Given the city's reputation for rudeness, I was quite...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Mar 11th, 2015, 15:24
Replies: 429
Views: 95,650
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
One other criticism - the show seems a little...

One other criticism - the show seems a little claustrophobic to me, for those of us familiar with the grand scale of life in India it's a bit strange to have all these events essentially confined to...
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Mar 11th, 2015, 05:19
Replies: 429
Views: 95,650
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Yeah, the show needs more politics.

Yeah, the show needs more politics.
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Mar 11th, 2015, 03:46
Replies: 429
Views: 95,650
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
It's filmed in Penang in Malaysia as far as I...

It's filmed in Penang in Malaysia as far as I know. Interesting series so far.
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Mar 11th, 2015, 02:08
Replies: 3,724
Views: 298,689
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
One of my most enjoyable recent reading...

One of my most enjoyable recent reading experiences. Think I might go at it again this year.
Forum: Humour - It Only Happens in India Mar 4th, 2015, 23:08
Replies: 3,773
Views: 496,901
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Terrible joke, sorry about that!

Terrible joke, sorry about that!
Forum: Humour - It Only Happens in India Mar 3rd, 2015, 23:57
Replies: 3,773
Views: 496,901
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Irish tend to pronounce 'th' as 'd' - try it...

Irish tend to pronounce 'th' as 'd' - try it again (on the other hand, it could just be that it's a crap joke!)
Forum: Humour - It Only Happens in India Mar 3rd, 2015, 18:52
Replies: 3,773
Views: 496,901
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
2 irish fellas turn up to a fancy dress party,...

2 irish fellas turn up to a fancy dress party, one has his penis in a bowl of custard while other has his penis in a pear.
"what the hell have you two come as?" asks the party host. one of the...
Forum: Chai and Chat Feb 28th, 2015, 07:34
Replies: 199
Views: 12,470
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iek02NtfH_4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iek02NtfH_4
Forum: Chai and Chat Feb 26th, 2015, 01:01
Replies: 199
Views: 12,470
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
God that's awful to hear Suzi, I'm lost for...

God that's awful to hear Suzi, I'm lost for words, I'm so sorry for your loss!
Forum: Chai and Chat Feb 16th, 2015, 04:33
Replies: 199
Views: 12,470
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
What's making you feel sad now?

Cystic fibrosis, took a young family member from us this week. Cruel, cruel disease.
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Feb 16th, 2015, 04:31
Replies: 3,470
Views: 260,915
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
And this... ...

And this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYSVMgRr6pw
Forum: Worldwide Travel Photologues Feb 16th, 2015, 01:23
Replies: 311
Views: 29,927
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
White City of Tel Aviv...

White City of Tel Aviv (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1096) (Israel)

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Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Feb 15th, 2015, 21:35
Replies: 3,470
Views: 260,915
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M9muYyYxhI ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M9muYyYxhI

Massive Attack - Hymn of the Big Wheel

The big wheel keeps on turning
On a simple line day by day
The earth spins on its axis
One man struggle...
Forum: Chai and Chat Feb 12th, 2015, 00:41
Replies: 2,223
Views: 112,175
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
:confused: Does it? The latter story has been top...

:confused: Does it? The latter story has been top of all my news feeds all day. Haven't heard anything about Thurman for years.
Forum: Books, Music, and Movies Feb 8th, 2015, 03:51
Replies: 429
Views: 95,650
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
New Channel 4 drama: Indian Summers...

New Channel 4 drama: Indian Summers (http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/features/indian-summers-on-set-in-malaysia-for-channel-4s-new-epic-story-of-the-british-raj-10029206.html)
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Forum: Chai and Chat Feb 8th, 2015, 00:06
Replies: 337
Views: 11,563
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Yeah IM favors US English for me, despite my...

Yeah IM favors US English for me, despite my laptop being set to UK.
Forum: Chai and Chat Feb 5th, 2015, 19:34
Replies: 337
Views: 11,563
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
This "rich north" theory can only be applied to...

This "rich north" theory can only be applied to very recent history. For the great majority of human history, the great civilizations were based in the so-called "south". And they ALL got rich off...
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