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Author Topic: Fifty-Plus Club for SteamGeezers  (Read 27868 times)
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« Reply #325 on: September 21, 2014, 12:27:56 am »

The final scene with the last robot holding the battered old watering can caring for it all and Joan Baez singing.......I'm starting to well up now thinking about it Roll Eyes

This film is way before its time (global warming, save the planet, recycling etc etc)

So much for the ruffty-tuffty biker builder in me eh?

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I don't know.  Kind of goes hand in hand with the late 60s hippie movement IMHO.  Perhaps like so many bikers around here you're an old hippie treehugger at heart  Grin
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« Reply #326 on: September 21, 2014, 09:19:41 am »

I think the first sci-fi movie I watched in the cinema that moved me as a youngster was Silent Running (1972) with Bruce Dern, huey duey and louie.

Still a classic IMHO and even now can bring a tear to my eye 40 odd years on.

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Silent Running!
It's been years since I thought of that film.

I remember taking my father to see 2001 when I was in my first year at Uni.
He kept on and on about the peculiar odour of burning leaves in the cinema...

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« Reply #327 on: September 21, 2014, 11:57:28 am »

Leaves?? Those leaves!
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« Reply #328 on: September 22, 2014, 01:26:44 am »

ha, ha.

ermagerrd. took me a full day to get that.
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« Reply #329 on: September 22, 2014, 06:38:09 am »

ha, ha.

ermagerrd. took me a full day to get that.
Leaves?? Those leaves!

Yeah, you know?  The ones that smell like a cross between a skunk and a fart  Grin
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« Reply #330 on: September 25, 2014, 10:44:11 pm »

You know you're getting older when you go to a '40's weekend' and you're the only person there who can play period music or you chat to people about playing on the tanks and trucks in the forest between your farm and the village you went to school in (and see a car only 13 numbers before the one your dad had).
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« Reply #331 on: September 27, 2014, 02:25:06 am »

I maybe 50 but i don't consider myself a geezer.... yet. LOL
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« Reply #332 on: September 27, 2014, 07:09:07 am »

I maybe 50 but i don't consider myself a geezer.... yet. LOL
I think I see the problem:
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Geezer is a term for a man. It can carry either the connotation of age and eccentricity in the UK, or that of self-education such as craftiness or stylishness (not so much). In the US the term often refers to a cranky old man.

And then again, there's the 'diamond geezer':
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Diamond geezer. London slang. Cockney accent usually, I suppose - 'diamond geezer!' 'Geezer!' It's dialect pronunciation in London for a 'guiser' - that's G-U-I-S-E-R - in other words, somebody who puts on a guise, a kind of mummer, if you like, a kind of travelling player. So that's where the word comes from.

But the modern usage in London and further afield - a geezer is, well, it means 'he's one of us'. An older person tends to be a geezer. You wouldn't usually call a child or a young man a geezer. It tends to be an older person. A geezer is your mate. It's somebody reliable, solid, a trustworthy person. And 'diamond' in front of it is, well, diamonds of course are wonderful things, they're special things, they're valuable things, so a diamond something, is a very special something. So, a diamond geezer is a reliable person who's really a very special person. So you add all that up, and you get an equivalent in 'he's a good sort', 'he's an OK chap', 'he's a great bloke', 'he's a good feller', 'he's a hero' - these are the glosses for diamond geezer.

But because it appeared in a 2005 film staring David Jason, 'Diamond Geezer', there is a touch of the eccentric and the maverick about it. Here, we're talking about a thief who's charming and cheeky and everybody loves him really, he's got a heart of gold, he's a good sort, he's not really a bad guy - he's a diamond geezer.


And then there was my source of inspiration, the Ginger Geezer:
'Ginger Geezer' by Vivian Stanshall

I'll stick to the UK definition, cheers.
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« Reply #333 on: January 09, 2015, 02:31:50 pm »

Today I join the Sixty-Plus Club! Leaving the fifties behind and off I go.  They say 60 is the new forty.  I hope that is true.
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« Reply #334 on: January 09, 2015, 04:12:02 pm »

Many happy returns (in your time machine, obviously)!
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« Reply #335 on: January 10, 2015, 02:50:01 am »

Maets, I hope so too - recently hit 62!
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« Reply #336 on: July 04, 2015, 01:25:59 pm »

I can't believe it, but it's true, I'm now an official member of the Fifty-Plus SteamGeezers!

I don't feel a day over 29  Wink
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« Reply #337 on: July 04, 2015, 01:39:53 pm »

I can't believe it, but it's true, I'm now an official member of the Fifty-Plus SteamGeezers!

I don't feel a day over 29  Wink
Many happy returns and welcome to the Club where only the tried and tested may join.  Wink

And may you never have to suffer a comment like my daughter's yesterday: "I saw a picture of you ten years ago - you used to be skinny! Shocked"
"Yes dear, and here's a dictionary; see if you can find the word 'diplomatic'..."
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« Reply #338 on: July 04, 2015, 03:23:23 pm »

I can't believe it, but it's true, I'm now an official member of the Fifty-Plus SteamGeezers!

I don't feel a day over 29  Wink


I know how you feel, 51 in a few months, mentally still 20, if only my body could keep up with my mind........ ouch, that aches, should that be making that grinding noise? etc etc..... Roll Eyes

Fart jokes anyone? Childish I know but what the hey?
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« Reply #339 on: July 05, 2015, 12:21:45 pm »

I can't believe it, but it's true, I'm now an official member of the Fifty-Plus SteamGeezers!

I don't feel a day over 29  Wink
happy birthday and welcome to the club.
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« Reply #340 on: July 05, 2015, 12:29:44 pm »

I can't believe it, but it's true, I'm now an official member of the Fifty-Plus SteamGeezers!

I don't feel a day over 29  Wink


zzzzzzz....What...what's that...New member you say...round of drinks from the bar....welcome......mmm mmm...zzzzzzz (Snoring sounds).
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« Reply #341 on: July 06, 2015, 01:12:03 am »

Fifty? Oh to be seventy again. Will hit 74 in Dec. I still feel like I did in my fifties, except for stamina. I like to think it's my curiosity that keeps me young. "Wine, women, and song? It's not the first two that do ya in; it's all that blasted singing!"
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« Reply #342 on: July 19, 2015, 04:20:01 pm »

Thanks everyone for the gracious and often hilarious welcome!

Just so happens I'm going to see Billy Connolly in October. Can't wait!
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« Reply #343 on: July 19, 2015, 04:27:52 pm »

Joke I'm sure you'll appreciate.

I didn't feel old when I started thinking the policemen looked too young, it was when I started thinking that the judges did.
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« Reply #344 on: July 19, 2015, 04:29:45 pm »

My problem is that the Doctors look too young!! Trust my health to a kid?!! Huh
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« Reply #345 on: January 09, 2016, 03:46:25 pm »

Today I hit 61.  Time marches on.
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« Reply #346 on: January 09, 2016, 03:59:58 pm »

Happy Birthday Mr Maets! I'm only 10 years your junior, yep, time marches on, where does it go and so quickly it seems?

Many happy returns good sir.
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« Reply #347 on: January 09, 2016, 04:06:25 pm »

I watched the Wild Wild West tv series each week when it was first broadcast on CBS when I was a 10 yr old in 1965, so I'm definitely 50+ eligible.  Maybe 50++ depending on the numerical constant to be applied to the +. markf
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« Reply #348 on: January 11, 2016, 11:37:48 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
A very happy belated birthday to you, Maets!

61? Old enough to know better, young enough not to care!

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« Reply #349 on: January 11, 2016, 11:51:45 am »

I hit 63 the day before Christmas - don't feel a day over 40 (most days!)
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