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GoneOffShore

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Name: Sam
Gender: Male
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Current location: Aix-en-Provence
Member since: 2002
Number of posts: 16,870

About Me

Moved to France in September of 2018 after buying our apartment in 2017 after the debacle of the election. We're glad to be here, but we continue to be involved with what's happening in the US.

Journal Archives

Four Strong Winds - Ian & Sylvia

Ian Tyson died this week. He was 89.

Amazing J&B Scotch commercial in Spanish.

You may tear up -

Origin of My Country Tis of Thee

Fascinating origin of the tune "God Save the King/Queen", which is also "My Country Tis of Thee"..... it was originally composed by Lully for Louis XIV, so it's French in origin!!!
Particularly weird that it was written to celebrate the king's recovery from surgery ....for an anal fistula.

England vs France - Live on TFI - at 20:30 hours CET - SPOILERS

Just started watching at 34 minutes in - France 1 - England 0

It was a near thing, but no sanctions on a BBC weather presenter.

https://newsthump.com/2016/01/16/no-sanction-for-bbcs-carol-kirkwood-over-cold-as-fck-weather-forecast/
Posted by GoneOffShore | Fri Dec 9, 2022, 01:25 PM (7 replies)

Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter, dies aged 79

Christine McVie, who played with Fleetwood Mac and wrote some of their most famous songs, has died aged 79, her family has said.

www.bbc.com

The British singer-songwriter was behind hits including Little Lies, Everywhere, Don't Stop, Say You Love Me, and Songbird.

She died peacefully at a hospital in the company of her family, a statement said.

McVie left Fleetwood Mac after 28 years in 1998 but returned in 2014.

What cities don't have songs written about them?

There are multiple songs about New York, San Francisco, Paris, London, Chicago, even Detroit.

But some cities get no love.

I mean, has anyone really written a song about how wonderful Philadelphia is? Or Baltimore? Or Seattle?


Not watching the opening of the World Cup, but someone described it thusly:

Trying to watch the World Cup opening ceremonies from Catarrh.
Question...are there ANY women in that country?
At all?
And the dance routines look like the siege of Gondor staged by Bob Fosse.


No women, no booze, and canít be gay. No wonder itís not a tourist hotspot.

Bands that don't exist, but should - add your own


Dinosaur Vagabonds

Sweating Urea

Three words for you - Sunk Cost Fallacy. Here's a little story about someone with 80K followers

Jeph Jacques does a fun webcomic entitled Questionable Content (Which I highly recommend) And he has been on Twitter - Here's what he posted last night:


November 6, 2022 8:14pm
Gosh, how long has it been since I wrote an actual newspost? Feels like...fifty years...

Anyway! Here's how I've been doing lately.

I stopped posting all the time on twitter a couple months back, but over this weekend I did a bunch of satirical tweets impersonating Elon Musk and they went fairly viral and he got so mad he (personally, I like to think) deleted my account. Nothing of value was lost, a good time was had by all, etc etc. If you google around I'm sure you can find screenshots.

I find myself in the privileged position of being able to walk away from a social media account with 80,000+ followers (it had ballooned to over 100k before it was suspended, lol) with no significant penalties to my life or income (as far as I can tell). I should probably, like, promote my work on other social media, but honestly I'm pretty burned out on the whole concept. I'm lucky to be able to draw my comics and put them on this website and have enough of you folks reading to pay my bills and buy food for my dog (Ollie's doing good, btw), and that's good enough for me.
Posted by GoneOffShore | Mon Nov 7, 2022, 02:41 AM (0 replies)
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