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"There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around" - The Man from Snowy River, A.B. Paterson

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“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”
 Alexander Pope

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“You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.”
 John Lennon

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Some quotes from my favourite author, Haruki Murakami, that could probably be applied more to Demonland than the MFC:

I'd be smiling and chatting away, and my mind would be floating around somewhere else, like a balloon with a broken string.
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

I wonder what ants do on rainy days?
Norwegian Wood

I probably still haven't completely adapted to the world," I said after giving it some thought. "I don't know, I feel like this isn't the real world. The people, the scene: they just don't seem real to me."
Midori rested an elbow on the bar and looked at me. "There was something like that in a Jim Morrison song, I'm pretty sure."
People are strange when you're a stranger.

Norwegian Wood

Everything is there but there are no parts. Since there are no parts there's no need to replace one thing with another. No need to remove anything or add anything. You don't have to think about difficult things just let yourself soak it all in. For Nakata nothing could be better.
Kafka on the Shore

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“Got up today, what a day, thanks a million.

I spent too much time wondering why I got an opinion, yeah.

I know you wanna try and get away,

But it’s the hardest thing you’ll ever know.”

Richard III - Supergrass

 

 

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4 hours ago, ManDee said:

And you may find yourself 
Living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself 
In another part of the world
And you may find yourself 
Behind the wheel of a large automobile
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house
With a beautiful wife
And you may ask yourself, well
How did I get here?..  

How did I become a Melbourne supporter?

Brian Eno Talking Heads 

 

David Byrne

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Oh, a storm is threat'ning
My very life today
If I don't get some shelter
Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away

War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away

Ooh, see the fire is sweepin'
Our very street today
Burns like a red coal carpet
Mad bull lost its way
 

Mick and Keith 

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Who was the nerd who deleted my post, and why?

Would people honestly take offence to that, when others can joke in every thread about wanking themselves stupid?

Double standards dude.

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7 hours ago, joeboy said:

Shakespeare;

’as flies to wanton boys are we to the Gods, they kill us for their sport’

Shakespeare?? I thought that was pure Eric Cantona! 

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2 hours ago, faultydet said:

Who was the nerd who deleted my post, and why?

Would people honestly take offence to that, when others can joke in every thread about wanking themselves stupid?

Double standards dude.

Yeah, sorry about that. But there are standards to uphold. Not just on this web site, but in society.

We can stand repeated egregious spelling, grammar & above all, apostrophe errors. We can stand threads getting derailed within 2 posts (like this one). We can stand the massive carbon footprint from continual litigation of the "it was injuries/no it wasn't" post-mortem of 2019.

But there are some things that simply cannot be permitted to stand. Perhaps you will bear that in mind next time you post.

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MFCSS by Joseph Conrad...

"I raised my head. The offing was barred by a black bank of clouds, and the tranquil waterway leading to the uttermost ends of the earth flowed somber under an overcast sky--seemed to lead into the heart of an immense darkness."

Heart of Darkness

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Not a first line, but a last line: “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby 

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Sums up my relationship with the dees

'You're my only friend.....and you don't even like me

God

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"Well I'm living in a foreign country but I'm bound to cross the line"

Bob Dylan. 'Shelter from the Storm'.

From 'Blood on the Tracks'.

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Applies more to Demonland, but:

"I was bored as [censored], sitting around and thinking all this morbid stuff"
- Morbid Stuff, PUP

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“And I got all your good advice

Never stops me from going through these things twice,

I see the knives out, I turn my back,

I hear the train coming, I stay right on that track”

Paul Kelly, Dumb Things - could have written it for Simon Goodman at the end of 2019 season.

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15 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

MFCSS by Joseph Conrad...

"I raised my head. The offing was barred by a black bank of clouds, and the tranquil waterway leading to the uttermost ends of the earth flowed somber under an overcast sky--seemed to lead into the heart of an immense darkness."

Heart of Darkness

My goodness. That's wonderful writing.

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"We were somewhere around 1965 on the edge of a premiership drought when the drugs began to take hold."

~~ Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a Demon fan in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a flag."

~~ Pride and Premiership

"In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since: don't follow Melbourne."

~~ The Great Gatsby

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Hope.

Just when I had made my today secure,

With safe yesterdays,

I see tomorrow coming with it’s pale glass star called hope.

It shatters on impact, and falls like splinters of cruel rain.

And I’ve seen the red and blue oil of life running from my wrists onto tomorrows headlines.

 

Spike Milligan

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On 12/3/2019 at 6:11 PM, Diamond_Jim said:

MFCSS by Joseph Conrad...

"I raised my head. The offing was barred by a black bank of clouds, and the tranquil waterway leading to the uttermost ends of the earth flowed somber under an overcast sky--seemed to lead into the heart of an immense darkness."

Heart of Darkness

'The horror! The horror!'

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Abandon all hope ye who enter here. 
 

American Psycho aka my bible. 

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