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  1. That part was cool. But remember, when travelling back, you have to hand in your: Cell phone Computer Internet Access 99% of TV stations HD 3D and about 1000 other conveniences.. :) But you gain imagination and wonder..... :codger: And you gain people actually being able to hold a conversation instead of being immersed in their cell phones, iPads or whatever other technology they might have at hand.
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  2. 27 May 2014 Tuesday Sun Bear The reclusive sun bear, smallest member of the bear family, lives an insular life in the dense lowland forests of Southeast Asia. Found from southern China to eastern India and as far south as Indonesia, sun bears, also called Malayan sun bears, take their name from the bib-shaped golden or white patch on their chest, which legend says represents the rising sun. They have a stocky, muscular build, small ears, and a short muzzle, which has earned them the nickname “dog bear.” Their sleek, black coat is short to avoid overheating in the tropical weather but thick and coarse to provide protection from twigs, branches, and rain. Sun bears grow to only about half the size of an American black bear. Males, slightly larger than females, are about 5 feet (1.5 meters) in length and weigh up to 150 pounds (70 kilograms), a stature which suits their arboreal lifestyle and allows them to move easily through the trees. They have even been observed making sleeping platforms high above the ground out of branches and leaves. Ironically, sun bears are nocturnal. They lumber through the forests by night, snacking on fruits, berries, roots, insects, small birds, lizards, and rodents. They have an excellent sense of smell and extremely long claws, exceeding four inches (ten centimeters) in length, which they use to rip open trees and termite nests. Because of their remote habitat and shy personality, there is currently not enough data to determine if sun bears are in danger of extinction. Their homelands are being lost rapidly to deforestation, poachers hunt them mercilessly for body parts and fur, and some farmers kill them on site because they often eat crops such as oil palm, coconuts, and bananas. Adult females are also frequently killed so their cubs can be taken and raised as pets. http://i.imgur.com/Xvdox3b.jpg http://i.imgur.com/w0JWDiJ.jpg http://i.imgur.com/kKmw4WE.jpg http://i.imgur.com/X0uQmRJ.jpg http://i.imgur.com/eZh5Xqo.png http://i.imgur.com/hXmyEFW.jpg
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  3. Here's my list as of today, it tends to change a lot. 1. Hemispheres 2. Permanent Waves 3. Moving Pictures 4. A Farewell To Kings 5. Grace Under Pressure #1 through #4 are basically set in stone for the most part, it's a toss up between about five or six albums to for #5.
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  4. 26 May 2014 Monday Thylacine The thylacine is one of the most fabled animals in the world. Yet, despite its fame, it is one of the least understood of Tasmania's native animals. European settlers were puzzled by it, feared it, and killed it when they could. After only a century of white settlement the animal had been pushed to the brink of extinction. The thylacine looked like a large, long dog, with stripes, a heavy stiff tail and a big head. Fully grown it measured about 180 cm (6 ft) from nose to tail tip, stood about 58 cm (2 ft) high at the shoulder and weighed up to 30 kg. The short, soft fur was brown except for 13 - 20 dark brown-black stripes that extended from the base of the tail to almost the shoulders. The stiff tail became thicker towards the base and appeared to merge with the body. Thylacines were usually mute, but when anxious or excited made a series of husky, coughing barks. When hunting, they gave a distinctive terrier-like, double yap, repeated every few seconds. Unfortunately there are no recordings. The thylacine was shy and secretive and always avoided contact with humans. Despite its common name, 'tiger' it had a quiet, nervous temperament compared to its little cousin, the Tasmanian devil. Captured animals generally gave up without a struggle, and many died suddenly, apparently from shock. When hunting, the thylacine relied on a good sense of smell and stamina. It was said to pursue its prey relentlessly until the prey was exhausted. The thylacine was rarely seen to move fast, but when it did it appeared awkward. It trotted stiffly, and when pursued broke into a kind of shambling canter. The arrival of European settlers marked the start of a tragic period of conflict that led to the thylacine's extinction. The introduction of sheep in 1824 led to conflict between the settlers and thylacines. "When the comparatively small island of Tasmania becomes more densely populated, and its primitive forests are intersected with roads from the eastern to the western coast, the numbers of this singular animal will speedily diminish, extermination will have its full sway, and it will then, like the Wolf in England and Scotland, be recorded as an animal of the past." -John Gould, 1863 The last known thylacine died in Hobart Zoo on 7th September, 1936. Since 1936, no conclusive evidence of a thylacine has been found. However, the incidence of reported thylacine sightings has continued. Most sightings occur at night, in the north of the State, in or near areas where suitable habitat is still available. Although the species is now considered to be 'probably extinct', these sightings provide some hope that the thylacine may still exist. http://i.imgur.com/7SPyhko.jpg http://i.imgur.com/l3TNHAK.jpg http://i.imgur.com/wcDEz3Y.jpg http://i.imgur.com/0GD884J.jpg http://i.imgur.com/fc94F5t.jpg http://i.imgur.com/kK7Awn8.jpg
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  5. kRUSH has been chosen to play RatCon 2014! What is RatCon? RatCon is a gathering of die hard Rush fans for a weekend of fun and celebration of the band Rush. This event will be held in Marlboro, NJ. Why a rat? Credit needs to be given where credit is due. The entire Rat theme was formulated by Mr. Oddtimessarcasm back in an April of 2008 thread right as Rush was settling down in Puerto Rico. He said as he saw it, that there were three underlying themes in the world of Rush right now. "We are fat on Rush right now and we aren't used to it. We are used to six year layoffs and tidbits of news every 15 months or so. Now we have been stuffing ourselves silly on new albums and Geddy, Alex or Neil on the cover of pretty much every music magazine you have and have not heard of. This is not our usual feeding pattern and we are confused little animals. Like the Rats we are, we just keep pulling the treat handle and hoping the pellets never stop coming. Some day the echo of pellets will no longer ring in our rodent brains and then what the hell are we going to talk about?" These are the coolest people in the world and have embraced our band, kRUSH. We are absolutely thrilled to be playing in front of the most rabid, die hard Rush fans you have ever seen. I can't wait!!
    2 points
  6. A must watch! Inspirational vids are the best!
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  7. Its the only thing I know how to do but I couldn't explain it..... :D
    2 points
  8. Its Segue's fault..... :) Yes, that's right. It is all his fault. I thought of him this morning when I saw some delicious looking cupcakes on sale at the bakery. But I thought to myself that they wouldn't be as good as his home-made cupcakes.
    2 points
  9. Its Segue's fault..... :)
    2 points
  10. Have a great trip. I, personally, hated Disney as an adult. As a kid it was fun and I definitely tried to make it fun for my kids but I NEVER want to go back. To me, it's a marathon hike on concrete past 500 vendors trying to sell you an $8 pretzel or a $9 ice cream cone. My idea of a vacation is total relaxation with a cold beer and a chair. On the beach or a cruise ship is nice but at a happening bar will do as well.
    2 points
  11. http://posterwire.com/wp-content/uploads/alien.jpg
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  12. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VziSYmfG5RA
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  13. Here's my list of obvious tracks: Working Man 2112 O/T/F Closer To The Heart (a stretch) La Villa Strangiato The Spirit Of Radio Freewill Tom Sawyer Limelight YYZ Subdivisions Dreamline Far Cry Headlong Flight Okay, onto the real list: Rush: None. Please none. Fly By Night: By-Tor and the Snowdog Caress of Steel: None. Don't kill yourself Geddy. 2112: A Passage To Bangkok. I would pick Something For Nothing if Geddy was 10 years younger. A Farewell To Kings: XANADU EVERY TIME :D :D :D Hemispheres: The Trees Permanent Waves: Natural Science Moving Pictures: Vital Signs Signals: Countdown Grace Under Pressure: Distant Early Warning Power Windows: Mystic Rhythms Hold Your Fire: Either Prime Mover or Lock and Key Presto: The Pass Roll The Bones: Roll The Bones Counterparts: CUT TO THE CHASEEEEEE. Or Nobody's Hero. Test For Echo: Test For Echo Vapor Trails: Secret Touch Snakes And Arrows: Armor And Sword Clockwork Angels: The Anarchist
    2 points
  14. Rush: Here Again Fly By Night: Rivendell Caress of Steel: The Necromancer/FoL (I guess the only possible way would be in a medley, which would be awesome!) 2112: Lessons A Farewell to Kings: Cinderella Man Hemispheres: Any part of Cygnus X-1 Book II Permanent Waves: Jacob's Ladder (or Natural Science, but that might be too obvious) Moving Pictures: Vital Signs Signals: Countdown Grace Under Pressure: Kid Gloves Power Windows: Emotion Detector Hold Your Fire: Turn the Page or Lock and Key Presto: Available Light Roll the Bones: Face Up Counterparts: Nobody's Hero Test for Echo: Totem or The Color of Right Vapor Trails: Vapor Trail Snakes and Arrows: We Hold On Clockwork Angels: The Wreckers
    2 points
  15. Music and lyrics. Great and quite funny. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fb/MusicandLyricssoundtrack.jpg
    2 points
  16. I love that show, saw it in the cinema even...here's a couple of faves from it: http://youtu.be/1wvIU4EmRJI
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  18. The camel one? http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff508/blackcc/GIFs/bazinga.gif
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  19. There are others celebrating anniversaries today but as far as regulars it looks like mainly rush goober, HPL and yours truly. True rush fans know what day to join. Let's watch the fireworks!
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  20. Beneath, Between, Behind? With the overpasses and buildings?
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  21. I would consider By-Tor, A Passage to Bangkok, Xanadu, The Trees, Natural Science, Distant Early Warning, The Pass, Roll the Bones, and Secret Touch all obvious choices... Either because they are singles, well loved, or often played live.
    1 point
  22. Never thought I'd see that title here.
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  23. wow that girl is hot !!!! does she go fast ? knowwhatImean? wink wink nudge nudge?knowwhatImean?
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  25. I've just realized that I have over 50(!) Rush shirts. F**k I'm a real freak. :o Good idea with the website. If you need some pics I'm willing to post them here. :cheers:
    1 point
  26. Did someone mention A Farewell To Kings??? Did I ever mention that I happen to like that song Xanadu? :)
    1 point
  27. Happy anniversary HPL ♪♪♪♪
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  28. :dweez: :dweez: :dweez: :7up: :7up: :7up: :ebert: :ebert: :cheers: :cheers: :cheerleader: :cheerleader: :banana: :banana:
    1 point
  29. http://images.moviepostershop.com/gilda-movie-poster-1946-1020142589.jpg
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  30. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-DTNRoL95o http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WellcnLE4Pc http://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/christopherleemetalknight.jpg :blaze: :haz: :haz: :haz: :haz: :haz: :haz: :blaze:
    1 point
  31. Happy Anni friends and neighbours. :cheers:
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  32. I'd rather hear a recording of Alex just messing around on his guitar on his porch myself.....
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  34. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5apEctKwiD8
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  35. :ebert: :ebert: Happy Anniversary to: H. P. L. , rushgoober and Ancient Ways! :ebert: :ebert:
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  36. CONGRATS!! :haz: :7up: :rush: :cheers:
    1 point
  37. By all means Happy Anniversary to all of you. Great day to join. Everyone would gather indeed.... :cheers:
    1 point
  38. :cheers: Happy Anniversaries to you all :cheers:
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  39. This calls for a massive TRF celebration for three of its most unique members. :) Happy Anniversary to all!!! :ebert: :ebert: :ebert: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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  40. HAPPY ANNIVERSARIES TO ANCIENT WAYS, RUSHGOOBER AND H.P.L!!!! :dweez: :D-13: :banana: :hi: :cheerleader: :yay: :cheers: :ebert: :7up: :rush: :haz: :hail: :sundog: :kisshug:
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  42. I believe that would be from "My Favourite Headache" Broon's Bane
    1 point
  43. :goodone: Christopher Lee is the shit. That is all.
    1 point
  44. Bruce has enough good songs for a best of?.....
    1 point
  45. I love documentaries. But I don't care for the ones that have an agenda they're trying to push. I did like Black Fish despite the fact that it seemed one sided.
    1 point
  46. Blackfish, about the Killer Whales at SeaWorld..very eye opening..Ive always known that shit wasnt healthy for them, but not to that extent..I will never go to one of those shows
    1 point
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  48. I have the weirdest boner right now...
    1 point
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