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Post by Beyond » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:23 pm

Now the Drug smugglers are assaulting the US's southern border with a drug cannon!
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http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Ca ... 96441.html
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Post by Ann » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:25 am

:shock:

Cause of death: Was struck by a can of marijuana which had been "canonballed" across the border between the U.S. and Mexico! :shock:

This reminds me of a little something from another thread here, about how you could really get a tie vote in Florida - it seemed to involve a falling bale of cocaine hitting an elector at a critical moment... :lol2:

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Post by Beyond » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:32 am

STRANGE world, isn't it :?:
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Post by Beyond » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:42 pm

Here's someone showing off their "secret" door. Well, it's not a secret anymore. As if that wasn't bad enough... showing the hidden keypad combination means it's not really much of a door now, either :!:
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Post by Ann » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:08 am

Beyond wrote:Here's someone showing off their "secret" door. Well, it's not a secret anymore. As if that wasn't bad enough... showing the hidden keypad combination means it's not really much of a door now, either :!:
http://www.wimp.com/secretdoor/
Showing the hidden keypad combination...! :shock: :shock: :shock:

But I liked the door, otherwise. Too bad they showed its secrets!

I was out cycling around Malmö last Saturday and came across this strange "door". It clearly is no door anymore, but it looks like it was a door before. And not only was it a door, but the door had windows, too. Now all of it has been filled with bricks in such a way that you can neither open the door nor the windows. It is rather elegantly done, and it looks strange, because this artfully "closed door" is set in such a boring, ordinary green wall.

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Post by rstevenson » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:25 am

Here's someone showing off their "secret" door.
It's an interesting concept, and appears very well done. My guess is that the owner of the house partitioned off an apartment without planning permission, so the entrance has to be hidden. (Not to worry about the combination -- it can be changed.)

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Post by Beyond » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:04 am

Ann, your 'strange door' looks neat :!: :yes: It just needs a better building to be in. :lol2:
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Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:32 pm

Ann wrote:I was out cycling around Malmö last Saturday and came across this strange "door". It clearly is no door anymore, but it looks like it was a door before. And not only was it a door, but the door had windows, too. Now all of it has been filled with bricks in such a way that you can neither open the door nor the windows. It is rather elegantly done, and it looks strange, because this artfully "closed door" is set in such a boring, ordinary green wall.
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This is a view of our deck. That "door" is actually a photograph of a door taken in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and printed to fit inside the frame of an actual door that used to be there. I removed the door in order to put a wood stove inside the house in that corner. Replacing the interior wall was easy, but there was no way to completely cover up that spot on the outside without re-siding the house. So instead, I turned it into a bit of art.
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Post by Ann » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:37 pm

I like it, Chris! :thumb_up: :thumb_up: :thumb_up:

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Post by geckzilla » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:45 pm

Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

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Post by Beyond » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:55 pm

The Abominable Snowman strikes again :!: :yes: :lol2: I take it that you have some kind of coating over your a-door-able picture :?:
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Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:16 pm

Beyond wrote:The Abominable Snowman strikes again :!: :yes: :lol2: I take it that you have some kind of coating over your a-door-able picture :?:
Quite a few coats of clear lacquer. But it's starting to peel away (the picture is a few years old). This summer I think I'm going to print a different door image and redo it.
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Post by Beyond » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:27 pm

I almost can't wait for the Grand non-opening. Hope you find a really good one. Say... how about one of those 2-part doors where you can open the top half inward, so it looks like you're seeing into your house?
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Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:38 pm

Beyond wrote:I almost can't wait for the Grand non-opening. Hope you find a really good one. Say... how about one of those 2-part doors where you can open the top half inward, so it looks like you're seeing into your house?
That sounds fun. Or maybe just a view into the house, seeing the back of the stove and the living room beyond that. From the outside, it would look like there was no door!
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Post by geckzilla » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:51 pm

Aw, you haven't considered a surreal theme like a door leading to outer space? Hehe... Trompe-l'œil would be quite a bit more challenging.
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Post by BMAONE23 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:13 pm

How about the Dutch Door idea with Bigfoot looking out

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Post by geckzilla » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:42 pm

You could write a literal poem about how there used to be a door here but now it is just a wall in a frame and then paint it in some nice typography in the panel.
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Post by Beyond » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:45 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
Beyond wrote:I almost can't wait for the Grand non-opening. Hope you find a really good one. Say... how about one of those 2-part doors where you can open the top half inward, so it looks like you're seeing into your house?
That sounds fun. Or maybe just a view into the house, seeing the back of the stove and the living room beyond that. From the outside, it would look like there was no door!
Do you have enough room behind the stove to take a picture of it from the back??
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Post by Chris Peterson » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:41 am

Beyond wrote:Do you have enough room behind the stove to take a picture of it from the back??
No, but I know how to fake it by constructing a mosaic.

Lots of good ideas. My simple project might be more complicated than I planned...
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Post by Beyond » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:54 am

I wonder why "fakeing it" seems to work so well with a lot of things :?: :lol2:
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Post by Beyond » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:05 pm

Here's something a bit different that's a little hard to believe. I'm not going to give it away by telling you. You'll have to read the article.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-21287000
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Post by Moonlady » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:59 pm

The Eurovision song contest starts again this spring.

This is the song from Germany for this year's contest, which reminds me to last year's winner. When you listen to the end, Cascada sings even the "o o o ohs" like Loreen did :roll:
This is so obviously plagiarism.
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Last year Loreen won:
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Post by Ann » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:28 pm

Beyond wrote:Here's something a bit different that's a little hard to believe. I'm not going to give it away by telling you. You'll have to read the article.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-21287000
Oh my goodness me, I hope they have defibrillators at that café!!!! :chomp: :shock: :chomp: :shock: :chomp: Image

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Post by Ann » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:30 pm

Moonlady wrote:The Eurovision song contest starts again this spring.

This is the song from Germany for this year's contest, which reminds me to last year's winner. When you listen to the end, Cascada sings even the "o o o ohs" like Loreen did :roll:
This is so obviously plagiarism.
Got to agree that there is a bit of plagiarism in the German song. When I had listened to it, I found myself humming "Eupho-ri-aaa"...

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