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 Post subject: Lustre Losers
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 12:32 pm 
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What's something that you enjoyed when you were young but can't watch or listen to now? I'll start. I saw some episodes of The Goodies recently that I thought were hilarious when I was young, but now.....meh. Also, I found the Grand Funk album All The Girls In The World Beware and listened to it yesterday....it's okay, but I thought it was great at one time.

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 Post subject: Re: Luster losers
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 Post subject: Re: Luster losers
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 12:49 pm 
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:smurf: Not the Smurfs, actually, I still love those. Things of my childhood that survived are Donald Duck, De Efteling, Dik Trom, Fort Boyard, and Are You Being Served?.

But what didn't survive?

People call it EuroHouse over in the States. We just called it House and it was the prime chart music in my elementary school time. Basically it's the dance tunes, with a female singer and male rapper. Bands like 2 Unlimited (No Limits, Tribal Dance), Urban Cookie Collective (The Key), MaXX, A Capella, Corona... This was my favourite songs of the genre: Come Take My Hand - 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor. What strikes me about it now? It's so off-key, the singing!

80s German synth is what I grew up on: Nena's 99 Luftballons was #1 in the charts when I was born. Major Tom by Peter Schilling was in the charts. This was my fave at the time, and to be honest, it's fun for completely different reasons: Codo - Döf

80s cartoons... oddly nowadays my favourite of these is Nils Holgersson, which withstood the test of time. Once upon the time I was a fan of Dr Snuggles, which boasts a beloved voice actor Jules Croiset in the lead. In this vid stars the worst of worst children's choir.
Another voice acting favourite is Kas van Iersel, who voiced the Dutch Teddy Ruxpin. When I bought a VHS to remind me of it again, I didn't understand very much of it. Just like with Ducktales, Captain Planet and a whole bunch of other stuff I watched because my sister was watching.

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 Post subject: Re: Luster losers
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Reading the comments by "BBP" leads me to suspect a "Brony" amoung us...


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 Post subject: Re: Luster losers
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SCTV and Python, I'm sorry to day. They just don't crack me up very much anymore.

Also DEEP PURPLE.

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Guns n Roses, blargh!

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 Post subject: re: losers
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tv, starting in the late 60s

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 Post subject: Re: Luster losers
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I used to think that "Bill and Ben - Flowerpot Men" was a fascinating analysis of western civilization; I now realize it's not as revolutionary as I thought at the time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcF9JSxkUSE

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 Post subject: Re: Luster losers
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According to Robert McKee's Law of Diminishing Returns, EVERYTHING loses its attraction when repeated - apart from SEX.

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 Post subject: Re: Luster losers
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The lustre of English is lost in American spelling.

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 Post subject: Re: Luster losers
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polydigm wrote:
The lustre of English is lost in American spelling.


Nice one, Poly!

I find this phenomenon to be a bit cyclical. I got rid of a load of CDs etc some time ago cause they'd lost their appeal, only to have to re-buy it again when the need for nostalgia hit me. For context, when I discovered Zappa about 20 years ago it made much of my existing music collection seem somehow inadequate. March on 20 years and some of that pre-Zappa music is still great but you know what it's like when you get into something new and exciting and all-encompassing as Zappa seemed to be!


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 Post subject: Re: Luster losers
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polydigm wrote:
The lustre of English is lost in American spelling.


OOO - your 5000th post Poly - I can just picture the fireworks display in your garden! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Luster losers
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Aw... 5000 posts... They grow up so fast don't they?

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 Post subject: Re: Luster losers
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Aw... 5000 posts... They grow up so fast don't they?

And grow in lustre, too. Actually, I think Poly's right - "luster" sounds like someone running after women and going to Hell for it.

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 Post subject: Re: Luster losers
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Aw... 5000 posts... They grow up so fast don't they?

And grow in lustre, too. Actually, I think Poly's right - "luster" sounds like someone running after women and going to Hell for it.



And escorted to the exit by Dog the Bounty Hunter... :smoke:


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 Post subject: Re: Lustre Losers
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When I was three, I used to watch Romper Room and Captain Kangaroo.

Now that I'm fifty, I'm not so interested in them...

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I found it spelt luster on the internet on several american sites.

Just goes to show how much attention I pay, I had to come to this thread to be told I'd gone over 5,000

          ... a trumpet sounds and morphs into a cackle ...

Thinking about the theme of MTF's post above I would add Fire Engines to that list.

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 Post subject: Re: Luster losers
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BBP wrote:
Brony??

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Brony
Maybe Jeddy don't know you're female :smurf:
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 Post subject: Re: Lustre Losers
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 Post subject: Re: Lustre Losers
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"Spelt".

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 Post subject: Re: Lustre Losers
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Maybe we can make some hefinwiesen... :smoke:


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