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Forum: Crossing the Border Yesterday, 18:10
Replies: 44
Views: 1,448
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: 9
Views: 463
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: 5,135
Views: 301,179
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: 3,717
Views: 295,813
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: 2,325
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: 428
Views: 94,924
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: 428
Views: 94,924
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: 428
Views: 94,924
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: 3,717
Views: 295,813
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: 3,772
Views: 491,880
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: 3,772
Views: 491,880
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: 3,772
Views: 491,880
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: 191
Views: 11,720
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: 191
Views: 11,720
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: 191
Views: 11,720
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: 3,441
Views: 256,472
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: 304
Views: 28,282
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: 3,441
Views: 256,472
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: 2,174
Views: 109,083
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: 428
Views: 94,924
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: 11,239
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: 11,239
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...
Forum: Chai and Chat Feb 3rd, 2015, 00:18
Replies: 2,174
Views: 109,083
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
Indeed. They, and most others you could name,...

Indeed. They, and most others you could name, irritate me far less than Kravitz.

It's not really a rational hatred, there are obviously more obnoxious, less talented people out there. Just...
Forum: Chai and Chat Feb 2nd, 2015, 22:09
Replies: 2,174
Views: 109,083
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
I guess this is as good a place as any to reveal...

I guess this is as good a place as any to reveal that ever since I have been aware of Lenny Kravitz, I have despised him possibly more than any other celebrity of the last thirty years.
Forum: Crossing the Border Jan 23rd, 2015, 22:06
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By Shiver me Timbers
If you can make it work visa-wise, then it's a...

If you can make it work visa-wise, then it's a very worthwhile trip. Lahore is my favourite subcontinental city, although it's almost ten years since I was there I think about returning all the time.
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