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Message 600227 - Posted: 8 Jul 2007, 12:48:59 UTC

Welcome to the Home of the Funsters! This is a club for the fun loving and independent minded.


There are only two rules here: No Flaming, No Stretching!


Beethoven's XIII is dedicated to Rodney King's immortal words, "Can't we all just get along?".











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Message 600229 - Posted: 8 Jul 2007, 12:52:08 UTC

Sidewalk art in front of the Cafe, done by hand using chalk only. Chalk artist Julian Beever.





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Message 600233 - Posted: 8 Jul 2007, 12:54:05 UTC

And these two are by chalk artist Kurt Wenner. :)





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Message 600235 - Posted: 8 Jul 2007, 12:56:53 UTC

I noticed one from New York where someone had painted a cup of coffee over a man-hole cover, cleverly incorporating real steam into the picture!
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Message 600236 - Posted: 8 Jul 2007, 13:00:13 UTC

It's amazing what someone can do with a bit of chalk, isn't it?

Hot Steaming Coffee, you say?

Nice!


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Message 600237 - Posted: 8 Jul 2007, 13:06:17 UTC

The first breakfast to be served at Beethoven's XIII will be English Breakfast: a Fried Egg, with Fried Bread, Bacon, Fried Tomato and Beans and Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice.

There's Frank Coopers Original Oxford Marmalade too, of course. ;)



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Message 600251 - Posted: 8 Jul 2007, 14:28:00 UTC


Nice pub there Beetz.

Looks really nice to me.



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Message 600264 - Posted: 8 Jul 2007, 15:05:52 UTC

Thanks Mike!

Come on in, anytime!
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Message 600270 - Posted: 8 Jul 2007, 15:19:49 UTC

Nice new joint you have here, Beets.

Have you been out spending your money?


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Message 600304 - Posted: 8 Jul 2007, 15:58:39 UTC - in response to Message 600270.  

Nice new joint you have here, Beets.

Have you been out spending your money?



Thanks, Fuzzy!

No, I was out tinkering with my boat. ;)


What are you doing this weekend?

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Message 600317 - Posted: 8 Jul 2007, 16:57:33 UTC

Very nice, Beets.

Bright and shiny. Gotta love it.
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Message 600318 - Posted: 8 Jul 2007, 17:00:38 UTC

Thanks Knighmare!

I'm glad you like the place. That means you'll come back often, I hope. :)

Notice we've added an outdoor patio for people watching and partying!
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Thanks Knighmare!

I'm glad you like the place. That means you'll come back often, I hope. :)

Notice we've added an outdoor patio for people watching and partying!


I'll come back as often as I am able to. Keep in mind that Death has a tendancy to chase away business though....lol

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Message 600324 - Posted: 8 Jul 2007, 17:11:29 UTC - in response to Message 600320.  

Thanks Knighmare!

I'm glad you like the place. That means you'll come back often, I hope. :)

Notice we've added an outdoor patio for people watching and partying!


I'll come back as often as I am able to. Keep in mind that Death has a tendancy to chase away business though....lol


Death will behave himself, ...or I'll kill him! LOL

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Message 600407 - Posted: 8 Jul 2007, 21:14:48 UTC

It is about dinner time. I think I am gong to see if I can find a beer to go with the chicken I see on the rotisserie.


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Message 600417 - Posted: 8 Jul 2007, 21:48:17 UTC - in response to Message 600304.  
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Nice new joint you have here, Beets.

Have you been out spending your money?



Thanks, Fuzzy!

No, I was out tinkering with my boat. ;)


What are you doing this weekend?


I thought you were out spending your money.

I have watched the Wimbledon finals. Venus Williams won yesterday and Roger Federer won today.


And I found this article, very interesting indeed:



Gossip Study by Leicester Academic

Study on Recall of Gossip about Potential Mates and Sexual Rivals

A University of Leicester researcher has proved that men are as interested in gossip as women-and that women are more interested in gossip about other women.

The postgraduate research project by Dr. Charlotte De Backer, of the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Leicester, also found:

in gossip about girls, it was whether someone was pretty or not that was the most important feature – for boys and girls alike in gossip about boys it was his wealth status that was the cue most picked up upon –by both men and women

people already in relationships were just as keen as single people to hear gossip about potential romantic partners

The study, published online, demonstrates that gossip is a key resource used by boys and girls to find and assess potential partners.

Dr De Backer said: “Although gossip dominates a great deal of everyone’s daily life, it is a topic that does not get the same attention in the scientific field. Studies on gossip are not very common, studies on sex differences in gossip are scarce and so far no one has investigated the use of and sex differences in gossip concerning potential romantic partners and potential rivals.

“It is not because we might consider ‘gossip’ as a trivial habit that it should not be studied scientifically. Gossip is present in everyone’s life, almost everyone gossips –some more than others of course-, and we all become subject of gossip at some point.

“Gossip is no idle chatter: it has clear functions, as previous researchers have shown -and this is an extra study that reveals the function of gossip in every day life.”

Dr De Backer said the study yielded some unexpected results:

“We had expected that respondents who reported being in a relationship would not be as interested in gossip about potential future romantic partners, but our results show that they are as interested as the respondents who reported being single.

“We also expected that girls overall might show a greater interest in gossip, and remember more gossip, but our study shows that boys are as interested when it concerns gossip about potential romantic partners. This does imply that girls are more likely to be gossiped about than boys.”

In the context of this study, gossip was used to determine who would be a good potential mate- and who would not. Dr De Backer added: “This research allowed us to learn more about the gossip behaviour of both girls and boys in the context of romantic relationships. It shows that both sexes have an interest in learning about potential mates, regardless of their relationship status. It also showed us that girls might be more interested in gossip about other girls than boys are interested in gossip about other boys.

“Our results also clearly suggest that relationship status has a negligible effect. In light of research on infidelity and mate poaching, which remain threats to individuals who are involved in long-term relationships, this lack of an effect is to be expected. Moreover, studies on jealousy have shown that both men and women are aware of the existence of infidelity and mate poaching, and thus they actively maintain their relationships.

“The current study provides additional evidence in support of the idea that people in relationships are aware, to some degree, of extradyadic individuals who may serve as potential mates and as threats. This awareness may direct one’s attention to the forms of gossip that can function as critical sources of relevant, mating-related, information.”

Dr De Backer’s study is now looking at the impact of celebrity gossip on society. She said: “I believe celebrity gossip replaces interpersonal gossip for a great deal. Celebrity gossip is becoming the new social cement of our societies. We might not have mutual acquaintances to gossip about, but we all ‘know’ Paris, Britney, Madonna and The Beckhams to gossip about.”

The study was part of a doctoral dissertation on interpersonal and mass media gossip which can be found at: http://www.ethesis.net/gossip/gossip_contence.htm

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

1. Please note this research was self funded
2. The experiment involved 84 Belgian undergraduate students, who volunteered to participate.

Every participant received a four-page booklet with 14 mating reputation gossip stories about 22 characters. All imaginary gossip stories were presented as though they were about ‘soon to be colleagues’. That is, the instructions asked the participants to imagine that they would soon be employed at an office where they would have to cooperate with several new colleagues. They were further instructed to imagine that an office co-worker took them to an informal party where most of the new colleagues were present. This co-worker then told them some reputation information about each new colleague, and the stories were presented as a conversation. The booklets were given to participants to read, and they were allowed between 10 and 15 min, depending upon how quickly they read all the stories. Next, the participants were distracted with a survey that contained questions about their personal and social life. This distracter task took participants approximately 25 min to complete. They were then asked to write down what they could recall from the stories they had read.



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