Dragonpol's "Strange and Bizarre" Mysterious World Thread

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  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    QBranch wrote: »
    I'm sure the painting smirked at me, like Vigo the Carpathian.

    The eyes are a bit creepy, but also out of proportion a little, which might add to the strangeness.
    Are you talking about hers or mine? :)

    No no, your eyes are warm and welcoming. They told me to say that.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited August 2023 Posts: 17,782
    QBranch wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    QBranch wrote: »
    I'm sure the painting smirked at me, like Vigo the Carpathian.

    The eyes are a bit creepy, but also out of proportion a little, which might add to the strangeness.
    Are you talking about hers or mine? :)

    No no, your eyes are warm and welcoming. They told me to say that.

    Aww, I'm touched to hear that. My avatar does love a nice friendly chat with members.

  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    So yesterday at work I was briefly wondering in an idle moment how much longer my watch battery would last as the replacement battery was bought in 2021. This morning I awoke to find that the hands on my watch had stopped at 11.46 pm last night. Spooky.
  • VenutiusVenutius Yorkshire
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    Excellent, love it. The only one I've got that approaches that is from about five years back. I got off a train at Sheffield station, saw this woman coming towards me and thought 'wow, she looks really like Helen', a girl who I used to work with in the 00s and hadn't seen for several years. I left the station and started to cross the road when, crossing the road coming towards me was...yep, the actual Helen who I used to work with. Funny old world...
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    You should get a watch that automatically recharges its battery through the movement of your arms. My watch is 12 or 13 years old, has a quartz drive (radio-controlled) and therefore a battery, but I haven't had to replace the latter ever so far.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    I don't usually wear a watch, but when I do it's an automatic.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    Venutius wrote: »
    Excellent, love it. The only one I've got that approaches that is from about five years back. I got off a train at Sheffield station, saw this woman coming towards me and thought 'wow, she looks really like Helen', a girl who I used to work with in the 00s and hadn't seen for several years. I left the station and started to cross the road when, crossing the road coming towards me was...yep, the actual Helen who I used to work with. Funny old world...

    Oh, I've met people I knew in places all over the world not knowing that they would be there. Like German classmates of my then-girlfriend at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, in 1985, only because they had suddenly decided to do a stopover there while conveying a rented car from the east to the west coast. Another acquaintance from Hamburg in the middle of Paris - actually, twice, I think. And someone from the Hamburg office of the firm I worked for at the time on the shore of Mono Lake in California in 1997.

    While these are doubtless coincidences, I don't think they qualify as "strange and bizarre".

  • VenutiusVenutius Yorkshire
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    True enough - like a mate of mine who came back to Sheffield for the first time in years, went on the dry ski slope and when someone ski'd into his wife, it turned out to be the guitarist from our old band from the '80s. Amusing in a 'what're-the-odds?' way. But when you see someone who reminds you of a specific person that you haven't seen in years and then you see that actual person not thirty seconds later? That's strange even by Sheffield standards, man. ;)
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited November 2023 Posts: 17,782
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    link deleted here

    It started out interesting, but I quit after a minute after all.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited November 2023 Posts: 17,782
    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    link deleted here

    It started out interesting, but I quit after a minute after all.

    You did well at a minute. It's clearly cursed. To some here, Sam Mendes is the Devil himself.
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    I found this thread the most appropriate place to insert the following video. It will mean a lot more to anyone who has seen VeggieTales than those who haven't. All I can say is I love the internet.

  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    A little known fact about me I feel it's time I should share:

    I eat frogs for breakfast. 🐸

    They put a spring in my step.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited December 2023 Posts: 17,782
    I do love me a broadcast signal interruption. I'm working on my own one promoting Never Send Flowers:



  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Paul Harvey - "If I Were the Devil" (1965):

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    Are you a Fortean Times subscriber Dragonpol? (I am)
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited December 2023 Posts: 17,782
    Are you a Fortean Times subscriber Dragonpol? (I am)

    I'm not a subscriber, @ColonelAdamski, but I do buy the Fortean Times magazine every month from my local newsagent and have done so since first discovering it for sale in Easons back in 2013. It was the animal trials (as in court cases) issue that first caught my attention as a lover of the strange and bizarre. My favourite section of the magazine is "It Happened to Me" and there have been been spin off booklets made from that section alone. I've bought a few of these from eBay. I am also a member over on the Forteana Forums since 2018 though I've not posted very much there to date. I also bought the Fortean TV DVD earlier in the year, presented by Rev. Lionel Fanthorpe and it's been a good watch. When I saw you were named after George Adamski I knew you would be a kindred spirit! Good to have you here. :)
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    I haven't seen the Fortean TV DVDs, though it rings a bell. I'm a massive fan of the Arthur C Clarke 70's TV series, (Mysterious World), and that usually my 'go to' Fortean TV after a few beers.
    I'm into vintage Ufology, (Adamski/Shuttlewood), Earth Mysteries (Deveraux, John Mitchel), and obviously hauntings and stuff, but it's got to be Fortean rather than horoscopes and sooth-saying. I think a true Fortean accepts science and enjoys strangeness, but wouldn't be seen dead at a 'Psychic Fair' in the back room of a pub with women reading tea-leaves. I've dowsed a few crop circles in my time, but I'm not into dogma.

    Here's Adamski's three classic works, with added DB5 just to show they're mine.

    Essential works, and truly barmy as f*ck.

    adamski.jpg
  • VenutiusVenutius Yorkshire
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    Are you a Fortean Times subscriber Dragonpol? (I am)

    Me too.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited January 1 Posts: 17,782
    Nostradamus's extremely worrying predictions for 2024:

    https://www.ladbible.com/news/world-news/nostradamus-astrologer-predictions-2024-838567-20231231

    Happy New Year! :-O
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »

    We'll be 30 seconds to Apocalypse if Turner isn't cast as Bond. Some here would suffer a meltdown. ;-)

    Yes, no doubt they'll split off to www.AidanTurnerShouldBeBond.com (ATSBB). ;)
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Nostradamus's extremely worrying predictions for 2024:

    https://www.ladbible.com/news/world-news/nostradamus-astrologer-predictions-2024-838567-20231231

    Happy New Year! :-O

    Oh yes, psychic predictions. Many centuries of "any day now". 😄
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    DarthDimi wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »

    We'll be 30 seconds to Apocalypse if Turner isn't cast as Bond. Some here would suffer a meltdown. ;-)

    Yes, no doubt they'll split off to www.AidanTurnerShouldBeBond.com (ATSBB). ;)
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Nostradamus's extremely worrying predictions for 2024:

    https://www.ladbible.com/news/world-news/nostradamus-astrologer-predictions-2024-838567-20231231

    Happy New Year! :-O

    Oh yes, psychic predictions. Many centuries of "any day now". 😄
    And this is why "we shall be relieved". Happy new year!

  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    DarthDimi wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »

    We'll be 30 seconds to Apocalypse if Turner isn't cast as Bond. Some here would suffer a meltdown. ;-)

    Yes, no doubt they'll split off to www.AidanTurnerShouldBeBond.com (ATSBB). ;)
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Nostradamus's extremely worrying predictions for 2024:

    https://www.ladbible.com/news/world-news/nostradamus-astrologer-predictions-2024-838567-20231231

    Happy New Year! :-O

    Oh yes, psychic predictions. Many centuries of "any day now". 😄
    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »

    We'll be 30 seconds to Apocalypse if Turner isn't cast as Bond. Some here would suffer a meltdown. ;-)

    Yes, no doubt they'll split off to www.AidanTurnerShouldBeBond.com (ATSBB). ;)
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Nostradamus's extremely worrying predictions for 2024:

    https://www.ladbible.com/news/world-news/nostradamus-astrologer-predictions-2024-838567-20231231

    Happy New Year! :-O

    Oh yes, psychic predictions. Many centuries of "any day now". 😄
    And this is why "we shall be relieved". Happy new year!

    It's all completely true (probably). ;)
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  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Was he waiting for Bond 26? Poor chap.
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