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TomTB

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If someone could have invented something to put on your head to block the sun from your eyes....

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TomTB

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I've just been to the Icelandic Penis Museum. Fascinating place, never before have I seen such a vast collection of penis's (penii??) and penis related paraphernalia, in one place. You can even donate your own penis, if you so desire. Lots of interesting penis facts too.
 

ExTended

Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune
That’s creative! :cool: But he probably doesn’t have any spare time to read books...or hold a job for that matter.
Considering how 1 000 views in YouTube equals roughly 1$, he have made at least 67k from this video alone, and that's a rather conservative approach on making the math. It could easily be double or triple that amount. On top of that he is selling his tracks through bootcamp, so I'd say he's doing quite well for himself, job or no job. :)

And that's quite nice, of course - creative people being justly rewarded for their ideas. :)
 

Bierschneeman

Journeyed there and back again
And that's quite nice, of course - creative people being justly rewarded for their ideas. :)
and there was a lobby to try and stop youtube, then again to stop youtube from helping and compensating.

further proof, to me that major record companies at there current structure are antiquated dinosaurs that do little but hinder our cultural heritage and progress. because "(vhs, downloads, self producing, DVD burners, public domain, streaming websites like youtube, the internet, computers, copyright limits) is taking their profits away."

they still think they are relevant and are trying to stop shoe factories for sake of pegs and awl hand made shoes, because they make pegs and are unwilling to innovate to keep up with the changing market.
 

Bierschneeman

Journeyed there and back again
I dreamed entirely in French last night. this is weird since although I took a few years in high school but was never very competent. I do watch a lot of French films, and read a lot of books sprinkled with untranslated French to emboss the english text.

However yesterday I would say I would not be a speedy conversationalist and had proven myself an extremely slow translator, the conversations between me and a Frenchman looking to learn english from me, were very fluid and speedy. I woke knowing what was said, and it's english meanings. save two phrases I immediately looked up and verified.

it truly is amazing how well the brain works. that although I would say consiously I likely would not be able too repeat this, my brain is better at it than I am, subconsiously remembering a great deal I thought forgotten or never known.
 

Darth Tater

Journeyed there and back again
I dreamed entirely in French last night. this is weird since although I took a few years in high school but was never very competent. I do watch a lot of French films, and read a lot of books sprinkled with untranslated French to emboss the english text.

However yesterday I would say I would not be a speedy conversationalist and had proven myself an extremely slow translator, the conversations between me and a Frenchman looking to learn english from me, were very fluid and speedy. I woke knowing what was said, and it's english meanings. save two phrases I immediately looked up and verified.

it truly is amazing how well the brain works. that although I would say consiously I likely would not be able too repeat this, my brain is better at it than I am, subconsiously remembering a great deal I thought forgotten or never known.
I dream with music. Classical, rock, pop, tv show themes, songs I never paid attention to, songs i like, dont like, jazz, everything. I realized this 3 years ago wondering why every morning. 3 times when i dreamed of the obscure artist they died within a week, twice they died within 2 weeks before my dream but im sure i didnt know. I forgot who i dreamed of last time but they didn’t die happily. Then again, I stopped lookup after 2-3 days.

Do you believe in auras? What if I told you someone knew of a pregnancy when their color changed. They knew but were testing the person who hadn’t a clue. And told you they saw an ominous small black swirl jutting out and the person found out two weeks later of a tumor in that exact spot (but opposite side) and never suspected ? Saw two perfectly seeming happy Stranger kids, saw anger colors, and the kids exploded within 2 minutes. And I was witness to each one and others. You wouldn’t believe me would you?

That someone correctly predicted the sex of babes in the womb around 18 times without ONE miss. Ever. You wouldn’t believe me would you? Corrected a mother who had the person guess, they had trouble but predicted a girl than mom told them she already “knew” it was a boy. The person was very embarrassed until the baby stunned mom and popped out a girl!

That this person experienced something they never new existed and the experience matched everything in the book? You wouldn’t believe me would you?

This person was “dead” and brought back after getting paddled twice but had no recollection of any after “death” experiences unfortunately. THAT you would believe. Couldn’t read minds or see the future (other than the one aura thing). THAT you would also believe.

I could not believe it myself, (even though I knew the person wouldn’t intentionally lie) until I witnessed these things many times. And even then I doubted until each one was way beyond chance. Non believers became believers except the one guy with the tumor. He also knew this person and witnessed several, but still refused to budge...at least pretended he didn’t. Found out laterfrom his wife that she was certain that stuff scared his macho arse.

Well, it is all true. The person only noticed most of these things later in life. They told me they never thought about the nearly invisible auras, the dreaming music, etc. That it just seemed so normal they took it for granted everyone did. The person went through life with their head up their arse half the time so I believed it. They were always seeming to get lost.? Often heard “Earth to x” all the time. They said they realized the baby thing early on though. The person was very embarrassed by these things so only told a couple people but they blabbed apparently. Wasn’t me. I think I understood most of where they were coming from. Then people kept pressuring them to do stuff and they refused to share most of the time. Was afraid to miss and felt like they were crazy. People said it was a “gift” but the person said they were very embarrassed anyhow and they couldn’t believe nearly everyone believed them even before seeing it first hand.

I can tell you this because nobody here knows the person so I don’t feel like I’m betraying a confidence since nobody knows them. It sounds like a crock of shit and I myself feel stupid posting this.

I’ve said on here more than once “there are more things on heaven and earth, Horatio...”
and I truly believe that!
 

Nuomer1

Journeyed there and back again
I can tell you this because nobody here knows the person so I don’t feel like I’m betraying a confidence
And I'm not going to name names either - but in spite of being trained as a scientist, requiring clear evidence, experimentation with repeatable results etc, I also testify, from personal experience . . . . . there are more things in Heaven and Earth, etc
 

ExTended

Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune
I know of a person who've managed to cure a relative of mine from some kind of bile or stones hours or a day before my relative had to be operated for it. The doctors were baffled, finding nothing after they've scheduled the procedure before that. All of my relatives are confirming this information, and the woman who've cured my relative was also a distant relative if I am not mistaken.

I've heard some pretty convincing tales about vampirized spirits molesting childs in a village nearby some years back, and I am pretty sure something like this could've happened. We call vampires here a spirit of a person who've died with a cat in the room, and when the cat jumps over the over, it traps the spirit in the room and makes it vengeful.

My father was serving in a place haunted by something in his mandatory army service years as a teen, and pretty muich all of his squad had been shit scared by that something - it was somewhere at our border with Greece. Few people tried to desert, even. I am not sure if there were suicides or not, I cannot remember all the details as of now. My father said that he've seen it too, and I don't think he is lying - according to him, when this thing appears, you are literally freezing in place from fear. And we have this belief that you shouldn't speak to apparitions, or you'd die instantly, so I don't suppose he would've talked to it even if he could have done it.

There was a case some years back where a man got so drunk in a outdoors gathering with his company, that he decided to skin the sheep) they've had it ready for slaughtering and roasting on the feist) alive. Apparently he've got struck by a lighting out of a clear sky in the middle of his performance and got paralized for life.

I believe I've saw something semi-transparent at the roadside near my city two evenings in a row - I've used to do 5km. walks toward one ancient fortress near my city each day. Both times was just at dusk. I never went so late through that road again, and kept my visits during the early afternoons, when there are more people around.

I don't remember who it was, it was someone I know if I remember correctly, they were driving near one of our city cementaries late at night. The driver had his music playing very loud while driving through there, after 2 am. someone in the car asked him to turn it off, he refused and the car literally stopped in the middle of the graveyard, the electronics went off completely.

I am not a huge believer or something. But I do believe that the chance of such things existing is there indeed. There are too many accounts of such things happening, for at least something not to be true.

There was a very famous prophet in our country - Bulgaria, and she lived through the later socialism years. Pre-1990 I think. People from the whole goverment used to gather there, alongside the regular folk, to ask for answers. She was so famous, that many Russian citizens, including a smattering of politics and such came to our country to visit her and it's hardly a short trip. She is actually so famous in Russia, that they are still making TV series about her life - the Russian variant of Game of Thrones level of fame. And we are very different nations, not sharing a border, almost residing in different continents. I don't think such level of worship could be warranted by anything less than the real deal.

I feel a bit stupid sharing all those stuff too, but I don't think that all of this could be just imaginings, and I know of two or three places where even a million dollars won't swy me to spend the night there, so there's that too. :)