Sounds good :)|
Reply #5421. Mar 12 13, 5:03 PM
The original format (well after September 1999 anyway) were the trivia archive and forums, which haven't changed a great deal since. But there was I think a daily quiz at least although being on dialup didn't hang about to do any extras at the time. The archive (still on the wayback machine) was literally personal trivia entries on a huge list of subjects, and (not that surprising) one of the most popular was toilets as we are all pretty similar when it comes down to it.|
I thought of one I added, and the following year I spent ages trying only to discover although the form popped up it was closed to new entries by then. Quizzyland arrived on March the 7th 2000 from memory and has expanded ever since.
Reply #5422. Mar 12 13, 5:27 PM
Sounds a nice plan, Lesley. What's on the programme?
A male friend of mine considers - "there's only a week between a good cut and a bad cut".
Which Definitely doesn't apply to 'us girls'......
Reply #5423. Mar 12 13, 5:40 PM
|Thanks for the history, David. Was FT created much before September 1999? |
He's going to show me round where he works. He's been there for 18 months and saying he'd like to show me round since he started. He can do it now! We want to go to Docklands to see an exhibition called "Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men" at the Museum of London.
"A major exhibition exploring the relationship between 19th century bodysnatchers and the surgeons they supplied." Promises to be grisly. We have also been talking about going to see the Picasso exhibition on at the Courtauld Gallery.
I reckon that'll be enough for one day. Home and sleep for a week.
Reply #5424. Mar 12 13, 6:47 PM
Sounds fascinating :)|
Reply #5425. Mar 12 13, 7:15 PM
Ooh Lesley! The tour sounds wonderful, especially the 'grisly' part! I am facinated by that kind of thing, and never bothered by it. |
Good job, if Jonathan enjoys it. Have fun!
Reply #5427. Mar 12 13, 9:06 PM
Yes, I wish I was going to the Picasso exhibition!
Reply #5428. Mar 12 13, 9:28 PM
Someone asked a while back, I think it was 1995 or 6, the bulletin board was added before the forums as an experiment not long before them, but the archives don't have it before 1999 so have seen the bulletin board but nothing from before.|
Reply #5429. Mar 12 13, 10:10 PM
Ray, did you know that the site was born as a university scripting project, and was just forums for quite a while before the quizzes started appearing? For me, the quizzes were bait, but I stayed for the people and the words. Nobody is forcing you to join in the human side. I see the blogs as mostly entertaining, but nobody can be entertaining all the time. Life gets in the way of that. If all you see, when you read the boards, is a large agony column, it might be better for your peace of mind if you simply stopped reading them.
Fair enough - Bye
Reply #5430. Mar 13 13, 1:39 AM
Enjoy the trip Lesley and the exhibition will be good for you to get away,|
Well put C30 could not done beter myself.
Reply #5431. Mar 13 13, 2:48 AM
|Thanks, all! |
Ray, you could try reading without getting upset!
I shall think of you all affectionately as I look at dismembered bodies at the Museum, and disjointed ones if we get to the Picasso.
Reply #5432. Mar 13 13, 9:11 AM
In 2006, Museum of London archaeologists excavated a burial ground at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. What they found was both extraordinary and unexpected.|
The excavation revealed some 262 burials. In the confusing mix of bones was extensive evidence of dissection, autopsy and amputation, bones wired for teaching, and animals dissected for comparative anatomy. Dating from a key period – that of the Anatomy Act of 1832 – the discovery is one of the most significant in the UK, offering fresh insight into early 19th century dissection and the trade in dead bodies.
Now, 180 years later, you can uncover this intriguing story in Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men, a major exhibition at the Museum of London. Bringing together human and animal remains, exquisite anatomical models and drawings, documents and original artefacts, the exhibition reveals the intimate relationship between surgeons pushing forward anatomical study and the bodysnatchers who supplied them; and the shadowy practices prompted by a growing demand for corpses.
Reply #5433. Mar 13 13, 2:24 PM
Happy Birthday Lesley. :)|
Reply #5434. Mar 14 13, 5:33 PM
Happy birthday, Lesley. :)|
Reply #5435. Mar 14 13, 6:59 PM
Happy birthday Lesley, and enjoy your trip.|
Reply #5436. Mar 14 13, 10:40 PM
May your birthday be most memorable :)|
Reply #5437. Mar 15 13, 8:54 AM
|Thank you all! Home now, and - er - two days older. :) |
Concert Wednesday evening was actually very good. Some members have left and been replaced by shiny new auditioned players, and Jonathan reckoned it was an improvement.
Back to the flat for the night. In the morning, we went out for brunch, and he showed me round where he works. He's been talking about doing that since he started working there a year and a half ago.
Then we went on the Light Docklands Railway ("you can sit at the front and pretend you're driving the train") to Canada Wharf for the Museum. That's the one, Bob, and doesn't it look fascinating? Had a look round some posh (men's) shops, got hungry, sat in Canada Square eating sushi amd freezing.
Trundled into the museum, to be told we were in the wrong place. "Museum of London, Docklands" isn't the address - it's a different place! Receptionist looked at the website and said he could see how it could be misleading. Didn't have time to get back to the exhibition we wanted to see, so had a little wander round anyway. Two floors of pictures, artefacts, scenes, models, relating to the docks, their history, Customs and Excise. We were very polite and tried not to yawn.
It's on for another month. May try to see it again if we get the chance - have time - remember. Picasso ditto. I did say I'd be happy with two out of three. One and a half out of three, and some very nice food, is good enough.
Selected and booked a restaurant, and his girlfriend joined us for a celebratory meal. Lots of good food, good service, no stress.
Had intended to go back to the flat to retrieve my overnight bag and claim my presents, then come home. Got back at ten, which really isn't late, but we were exhausted. I think walking round London for eight hours is probably why. So I stayed over again, and came back at my leisure this afternoon.
Caught up with a few friends and phone messages. Leaving facebook till last! Expect to sleep for England tonight.
Reply #5438. Mar 15 13, 1:49 PM
Glad you had a good time. Not quite what yu planned - but, isn't that life?|
Sleep well, my friend :)
Reply #5439. Mar 15 13, 8:35 PM
|Thanks, Jazmee, and you're right - I don't think any of my life is what I would have planned. Except still being here. That's good. I would have planned that! |
Slept like a log! Feel almost human again. Think I'm meeting a friend for a birthday lunch today.
Reply #5440. Mar 16 13, 5:36 AM
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