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Rhonwyyn

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Icon 1 posted January 20, 2006 00:09      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Filk????!!!! I only know one other person who knows filk!!!

/me sings "There were five (five) constipated men in the Bible..."

(Okay, not really filk, but sung by a filker, IIRC.)

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Not a word I have run across before

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quote:
Originally posted by Rhonwyyn:
Filk????!!!! I only know one other person who knows filk!!!

You've been going to the wrong sorts of conventions, then. Seriously, there's been filking at every sci-fi convention I've been to.

I can't tell you how many rousing renditions of "Way-hey, Join The Starfleet" (to the tune of "The Drunken Sailor") I've managed to avoid over the years! [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by Mander:
There's so much that can be done with history, math, science, art, music, drama, in my content area but No Child shall be Left Behind (thank you President Shady Texas Superintendents Misrepresenting and Falsifying Information!)

The elder Clublet was very cranky when she came home from the first day of school this year with an assignment from her 6th grade math teacher to write an essay about why she likes math. ("But Dad, it's math class!") I thought it was great, and I told him so at our parent/teacher conference.

The 6th grade History and "English Language Arts" teachers in our school actually have a folding wall and frequently combine their classes. Their teaching plans are very intertwined. Also a "Good Thing" IMHO.

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Icon 1 posted January 20, 2006 11:33      Profile for Scubbo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by supaboy:

I can't tell you how many rousing renditions of "Way-hey, Join The Starfleet" (to the tune of "The Drunken Sailor") I've managed to avoid over the years! [Smile]

In my experience the one you can't get away from is "B***iality's best" to the tune of "Tie me kangaroo down"; once you've heard the new-and-improved version, the original lyrics take on a whole new meaning...although maybe that's more of a rugby song than a filk!

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quote:
Originally posted by Scubbo:
Whoops, sorry about the avatar MoeMonkey.

Hey, no need to apologize or change your avatar -- there are supposedly thousands of people registered here, and definitely not that many avatars available (until you go for Superfandom, of course... I'm not there yet). The beard looks good, though. [Big Grin]
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quote:
Originally posted by Moe Monkey:
The beard looks good, though. [Big Grin]

Thanks, although I was more attracted to the quizzically-raised eyebrow.

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Icon 1 posted January 20, 2006 13:41      Profile for Mander     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Thank you for mentioning filk... I had a great time reading the Wikipedia article and will get to the links....soonish.

Chuckling over a song that glorifies cats.... it's a good thing!

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Icon 1 posted January 20, 2006 15:03      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Kathy Mar and Brobdingagian Bards are the two I listen to with any frequency. I don't know 'bout all the rest of 'em. (The Bards have free downloads on Amazon.)

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quote:
Originally posted by Mander:
Xanthine, well, are you having fun doing what you're doing in that netherworld between full employment status and unpaid wonk status? The toys are almost worth it, but I'm not sure you can eat crystalline structures (unless we're talking sugar, huh?)

I'm having fun so long as I don't look at my bank account... I do get a stipend. I get paid for a 20 hour week because grad students aren't supposed to work more than that (HUH???).

As far as eating crystalline structures goes, I really wouldn't want to eat my crystals. For one thing, they're microscopic. And for another, they grew in barium and arsenic. Not exactly nourishing. [Razz]

supa, the toys are cool in the metaphorical sense before the liquid nitrogen. After the liquid nitrogen (assuming liquid N2 and the toy are compatible) they're cool in every possible way. [Big Grin] What isn't cool, though, is a cryo-burn. Those really suck.

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Flik, eh? I trust you're talking about something different than Flik International? =P

Sorry, I CBA to click more links now - I currently have over 10 tabs open in Fx now.

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F-I-L-K dman. [Wink]
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Rhonwyyn

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From Filk 101 at www.filk.com :

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WHY IT'S CALLED FILK?
The word filk was coined many years ago. There are many Legends about where the word comes from, however, its name can be traced to a gentleman by the name of Lee Jacobs. He was writing an article for SAPS (Spectator Amateur Press Society) back in the 1950's. The article was entitled "The Influence of Science Fiction on Modern American Filk Music". He had made a mistake and typo the "I" instead of the letter "O" in the word FOLK. The article was never published, for other reasons, however Lee Jacobs showed the article and told all his friends about it. Why the typo caught on is not clear but the term soon enter into Science Fiction Fan's vocabulary and has continued to stick to this day.



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