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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 94
Views: 3920

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

People are just going nuts everywhere. Maybe we need that drug from the book "1984". - Soma Soma is from Brave New World. Senior moment - maybe I need some. Or maybe prior use in my youth is why I can't remember now! I'd take Soma to control the population, over the measures used in 1984!

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 94
Views: 3920

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

MohawkWeekend wrote:
People are just going nuts everywhere. Maybe we need that drug from the book "1984". - Soma


Soma is from Brave New World.

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are the Stones Done? Cotton Bowl Dallas Performance
Replies: 28
Views: 1294

Re: Are the Stones Done? Cotton Bowl Dallas Performance

I saw Fleetwood Mac about 5 or so years ago, they definitely still had it. Belting out the hits like their heyday.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Windows 11
Replies: 16
Views: 1169

Re: Windows 11

I feel like my laptop runs better on 11 than 10. And importantly, MSFS runs better and at higher settings than before.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Oct 31, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vitamin D shots ?
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: Vitamin D shots ?

At the hospital where I work, we commonly dispense 20k units three times a week for 5 weeks.

Granted that's the oral dose

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: turning a 747 100 into a 747 SP?
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: turning a 747 100 into a 747 SP?

I think it'll take a lot of work, considering it's not just fuselage length that's different, there's also that "hump" at the base of the SP tail and the fact that the forward upper deck hump ends in a different position in regards to the wing box. Plus the vertical stabiliser itself is di...

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 26
Views: 807

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

Stephen King is brought up a lot with movie adaptations. For me, Misery is the clear winner. An amazing film that captured the tense atmosphere of the book. How about a movie that far surpasses the book? I'm going to say Forrest Gump. Although there's so many differences that it's sometimes a stretc...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite junk food
Replies: 53
Views: 2277

Re: Your favorite junk food

So. Bounty is UK-speak for Mounds? I've just looked up Mounds. It is very similar, except a blue wrapper Bounty is covered in milk chocolate, not dark chocolate like Mounds. (Although there is a dark chocolate Bounty found in most shops in red wrappers.) I imagine Bounty is a lot sweeter than Mound...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite junk food
Replies: 53
Views: 2277

Re: Your favorite junk food

Tugger wrote:
Junk food? I got JUNK food, may I introduce the terrible, awful, tasty as hell (to me) KFC Double Down


I'm not really a KFC fan, but YES. THIS.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite junk food
Replies: 53
Views: 2277

Re: Your favorite junk food

I'm all about the breakfast. Since McD's in the UK stopped the amazing breakfast wrap (a crime against humanity), it has to be the humble sausage McMuffin meal. (Cappuccino as my drink choice) https://imagesvc.meredithcorp.io/v3/mm/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic.onecms.io%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2Fsi...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights News, Discussion and Questions Thread - 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 2836

Re: Idea for an Observation Tower in Fort Worth

I've missed these threads of fantasy, it's been a while. Without looking it up (I can't be bothered right now), is the London Eye really the most visited attraction/landmark in Britain? I mean, we have so many better things to go look at and experience just in London alone before you start looking a...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?
Replies: 39
Views: 1954

Re: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?

John Williams is a living legend, he gets my vote. My favourite is the Close Encounters score. I'd say Hans Zimmer get a decent mention, I play the Interstellar score quite often. While not the best in the World, Ludovico Einaudi has produced some good work. If we move away from orchestral/classical...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Aug 21, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The appeal of raising children
Replies: 50
Views: 2665

Re: The appeal of raising children

I was never planning on having kids. I had no idea how to interact with them, and I just plain didn't like the idea of being a parent... until we adopted a one year old girl. I wouldn't change it for the World now.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Most Overdone Songs
Replies: 47
Views: 2796

Re: Your Most Overdone Songs

I'm sure any other British forum member will agree with me (especially the English)... I'm sick to the back teeth of "Three Lions".

It's always been awful, and is everywhere during any international match for the English football team.

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fast food Fish
Replies: 24
Views: 2289

Re: Fast food Fish

I usually avoid fast food fish at all costs after an unfortunate McFillet-o-fish I had once. HOWEVER, every rule has an exception, and that exception is Banny's Indian fish and chips from a local chain around here. Pricey, but whenever I'm sent for a shift in our other hospital I swing by their driv...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Most Overdone Songs
Replies: 47
Views: 2796

Re: Your Most Overdone Songs

Mortyman wrote:
The last decade of good music was the 80's.


There is still tons of good stuff from recent years, you just need to know where to look. (I.e. not most commercial radio stations and top 20 charts). As well of listening to it, half the fun is listening and it leading on to new discoveries.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Most Overdone Songs
Replies: 47
Views: 2796

Re: Your Most Overdone Songs

Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

Cannot. Stand. That. Song. Never have done, it's crap, and yet I feel like the only person on Earth with that opinion. And it's used everywhere.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air New Livery
Replies: 79
Views: 14053

Re: Kalitta Air New Livery

I like it. It looks fresh and they're managing to keep it cheap and at least it's not completely white so ground controllers can still identify it by the tail.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cable Car Collapses in Italy
Replies: 28
Views: 3268

Re: Cable Car Collapses in Italy

I regret watching that. That's unspeakably horrendous, they were so close to disembarking.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs
Replies: 47
Views: 7970

Re: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs

Ziyulu wrote:
What type of joke is this? First, you have United announcing plans to purchase supersonic aircraft, then you have American announcing electric aircraft. What is Delta up to next?


An announcement of suborbital long haul. (One can dream)

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?
Replies: 24
Views: 2120

Re: If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?

Aesma wrote:
That's why I would personally only consider Teslas at this point : they're ahead, and they provide upgrades to their cars.


From what I've read, the Polestar 2 is getting up there too. With some reviewers preferring it to the Tesla.

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: T Rexes Found to be 2.5 Billion and Appear to Have Hunted in Packs
Replies: 12
Views: 896

Re: T Rexes Found to be 2.5 Billion and Appear to Have Hunted in Packs

But how do you define when a t-rex is a t-rex? I mean, it would have evolved from an earlier ancestor, but where is the boundary?

Humans obviously evolved from earlier apes, but it's not like one day humans turned up. It would have been a slow gradual evolution.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon May 31, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 12126

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

The US has recorded 233 mass shootings this year and we are only on month 5. https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/ Oh, seems that the US is on the way to a new all time record or just a record of last years? Also numbers of last years (2018/2019/2020) were....excellent.... It truly is a circus over t...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue May 25, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 12126

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

Well, I don't really know what to say about this.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-57239610

I don't see the logic at all.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri May 14, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 12126

Re: Shooting in Colorado Springs at Birthday Party

Unless this is another shooting, it's already been discussed in the United States Mass Shooting thread.

ArchGuy1 wrote:
Seems like America has a problem with shootings.


That's putting it, err... mildly.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue May 04, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baby born on SLC-HNL by mother who didn't know she was pregnant
Replies: 53
Views: 7747

Re: Baby born on SLC-HNL by mother who didn't know she was pregnant

IIRC she was 28 weeks, 7 months along I’m amazed the baby was able to survive for 3 more hours after being born in an airplane. Fantastic work and amazing job by the doctor and nurses. Why? There was a time before hospitals existed and somehow the species was able to make it. But in days of yore, h...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue May 04, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Deadly Mexico City Metro collapse
Replies: 7
Views: 1364

Deadly Mexico City Metro collapse

Surprised this isn't being discussed yet. Awful news from Mexico City of a metro overpass collapsing onto a busy road, taking a train with it. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-56977129 An interesting point from the article was that local residents reported cracks in the structure after...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 107
Views: 5743

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

I regularly have a go on Grand Theft Auto, I'm a big fan of the series. However, I've never even had a slight inclination to go stealing cars, shooting up prostitutes, going on a police chase, etc etc.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?
Replies: 34
Views: 2681

Re: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?

So you've had the vaccine, you are fit and healthy yet you want to carry on wearing a mask? I will be the guy across the aisle who is pointing and laughing at you. Are you sure you would not be safer just staying in your house with the doors and windows shut? Are you not terrified of being in a roa...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 12126

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

Where do you come up with this crap? It's illegal for people adjudged mentally ill or convicted felons to purchase firearms. That's what's so frustrating for us responsible gun owners (99.99%). We're trying to debate with people who get their gun news from Hollywood movies. You don't even know what...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 12126

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

not even checks on felons and the mentally ill Where do you come up with this crap? It's illegal for people adjudged mentally ill or convicted felons to purchase firearms. That's what's so frustrating for us responsible gun owners (99.99%). We're trying to debate with people who get their gun news ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 12126

Re: United States Mass Shooting Thread

We get it, even the mass slaughter in one incident of young children just made all you the gun nuts not give a crap as no one's lives are important than their cradling their precious guns It's sickening, isn't it. In an normal person's mind Sandy Hook should have been America's Dunblane moment. I w...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Mass Shooting Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 12126

United States Mass Shooting Thread

So, seeing as we're now hearing of another mass shooting (this time in Indianapolis), maybe it's time for a merge of all American mass shooting threads into one, to save the forum being peppered with them. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-56770200 This one took place at a FedEx facility. I...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former NFL player kills five in latest US mass shooting
Replies: 85
Views: 4746

Re: That Didn't Take Long

Just another day in the United States.

Where's the outrage at the two young kids? I couldn't imagine much else being more horrific.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 63
Views: 4183

Re: Tea or Coffee?

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: North Atlantic Ocean Current Weakening
Replies: 17
Views: 1974

Re: North Atlantic Ocean Current Weakening

It's ok, just get Dennis Quaid on the case.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is everyone’s home internet speed?
Replies: 43
Views: 3441

Re: What is everyone’s home internet speed?

I have the 500mbs broadband from Virgin Media, but I'm still to actually see those speeds.

But I'm not complaining, we stream data to a LOT of devices in our home and we never have any lag or problems.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine
Replies: 97
Views: 20074

Re: RR begins building worlds largest jet engine

PM wrote:
What kind of undercarriage would be required on any plane with these beasts under the wing?


A long one!

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?
Replies: 61
Views: 5152

Re: Will there be a new UK Royal yacht?

I very much doubt it. Spending all that money on a yacht in this economic climate would not go down well with the UK population, not well at all. And is a yacht needed? I mean yes the previous one was used as a venue to entertain foreign heads of state but the Royal residences could be used for that...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fast food you avoid
Replies: 68
Views: 4494

Re: Fast food you avoid

UK- I have a kind of hierarchy. If I'm on a long drive home to see family or whatever and fast food is my only option then I always look for McD's or Subway then if not then BK (best tasting burgers, although they seem to be getting quite expensive), failing that then grab something in Gregg's or St...

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 707 in 1994 movie "Speed"
Replies: 52
Views: 8267

Re: 707 in 1994 movie "Speed"

This is slightly off-topic but I don't know if it's really needed to put up a spoiler warning for a movie that premiered over 25 years ago and where multiple sources have discussed said scene without warnings (I remember watching a documentary as a kid that mentioned said scene and never out up a s...

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Why did you fall in love with aviation?
Replies: 34
Views: 8063

Re: Why did you fall in love with aviation?

Strangely it all started roundabout I went to my friends house who had just got a new (at the time) PS1 game called Air Combat, a precursor to the Ace Combat series. That ignited a little spark, but it was when I went to another friends house who had just got the newly released FS98 that I was hooke...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 366
Views: 45513

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

Colliding with and sinking the Andrea Doria, the last SAL liner in existence, the only SAL liner built in Sweden, and the second oldest seagoing passenger ship in service right before COVID-19. Trouble is, not enough average folk are aware of SAL or looking to specifically book a stay on a ship tha...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 366
Views: 45513

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

What reason do you have for thinking that this won't end up going to the breakers like the Marco Polo. Colliding with and sinking the Andrea Doria, the last SAL liner in existence, the only SAL liner built in Sweden, and the second oldest seagoing passenger ship in service right before COVID-19. Tr...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Snow Across Britain
Replies: 20
Views: 1614

Re: Snow Across Britain

astuteman wrote:
I don't think most people realise just how visible the north-south divide is until they move up here .....
Rgds


True. I grew up in Kent and since moving to Lancashire I can see such a huge divide.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Archer Aviation's $1 Billion order from United Airlines!
Replies: 29
Views: 5391

Re: Archer Aviation's $1 Billion order from United Airlines!

From the photos, it appears that the A/C has seating for only 2. One pilot and one pax. Not sure how much luggage volume/weight will be permitted but it's going to take a LOT of round trips to pay for this machine. ATC-wise, having a near-constant stream of these crafts arriving and departing from ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Snow Across Britain
Replies: 20
Views: 1614

Re: Snow Across Britain

Of course Brits please feel free to correct me on this if I'm wrong, but from what I've seen private residences in the UK, whether individual buildings or apartments/flats, tend to be heated by radiators rather than by forced air ventilation systems. For the most part that is correct. Most houses h...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs
Replies: 87
Views: 28845

Re: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs

dragon-wings wrote:
Two movie soundtracks


If we're talking soundtracks, the soundtrack/score to Interstellar has some phenomenal pieces.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs
Replies: 87
Views: 28845

Re: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs

hoons90 wrote:
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Hell of a long list, you must be in constant state of goosebumps! Good list though.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs
Replies: 87
Views: 28845

Re: Why so many politics related threads?

Hello, guys. I understand that politics is the hot topic that everybody are talking about...but not every thread in this forum! Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs? When I listen to Andrea Bocelli - Con Te Partirò I get goosebumps everytime at the last chorus. Although I mostly like indie/ro...

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