@Barney As far as I know, his health is fine (still recovering and all) but there was a misunderstanding in a thread and a staff member's comment was taken too seriously and he may or may not have flounced. Hopefully, it's a very short-lived break as he will be missed otherwise. ETA: The flouncing was due to some not-cool emails, by the way. I forgot about that part.
@jjohns71 The thread was locked and I'm really not comfortable linking to it and potentially bringing the discussion here instead. If you really want to find it, you can do a site:meh.com/forum +search term google search.
@Barney sorry @Barney I did not receive a notification of your msg. I think you now have an understanding of what went on. I am hoping that time is what is required and that he will eventually come back to us. #miss@Pavlov
@jqubed Nope, I wouldn't do that. My Mom fell and broke her hip and because she has a bad heart it kind of complicated doing surgery on her. However, that's all over and she made it through surgery just fine. She is now in re-hab for a couple of months.
@Barney Oh no! My grandmother went through something like that; the hip surgery was complicated by needing to get her off her Coumadin before they could go into surgery. May she have a smooth and speedy recovery!
@Barney sure. We can put together the "Meh Color Europe Purple Tour" . See some sites as long as we're there for the concert kind of thing. I'm thinking the Louvre has a lot of purple things in it. Plus other colors that I like:) and there's all those lavender fields in the south of France to see growing along side the wineries w/ their purple grapes. What other sites should we throw in ?
@ceagee Their last couple albums have been really quite good. Check out “Now What” and “Infinite”.
If you don’t catch Purple, Whitesnake is out on “The Purple Tour” doing primarily songs from lead singer David Coverdale’s time fronting Deep Purple!
@Barney You are welcome! ;-} It was stuck in my brain (and will be for the next week or so), and I thought I'd share. I first heard this (several years ago) in the credits of the excellent film, "Everything is Illuminated" (and one of the roles is played by the lead singer of Gogol Bordello, Eugene Hutz).
@Barney heheh this made me laugh..not at you..the other day, I swear it was newbie day everywhere I went. I had to have an x-ray, and after much fussing of the newbie, the real tech determined I was all set. They went into the protected room and instructed me to breathe out, breathe in, hold. The tech went on to explain something to the newbie, and I didn't hear the x-ray click. So I stood there holding my breath, waiting, until the tech realized what was wrong and yelled abruptly, in the middle of her explanation, "Breathe!". What a strange week it has been!
@mikibell This is so funny. A couple of weeks ago, I had to have a renal ultrasound. And yep, they told me to hold my breath and forgot to tell me to breathe. It's true, I really can turn purple. Hey, maybe we go to the same medical places?
The lilac chaser is a visual illusion, also known as the Pac-Man illusion. It consists of 12 lilac (or pink, rose or magenta), blurred discs arranged in a circle (like the numbers on a clock), around a small black, central cross on a grey background. One of the discs disappears briefly (for about 0.1 seconds), then the next (about 0.125 seconds later), and the next, and so on, in a clockwise direction. When one stares at the cross for about 20 seconds or so, one sees three different things:
A gap running around the circle of lilac discs;
A green disc running around the circle of lilac discs in place of the gap;
The green disc running around on the grey background, with the lilac discs having disappeared in sequence.
The chaser effect results from the phi phenomenon illusion, combined with an afterimage effect in which an opposite, complementary, colour—green—appears when each lilac spot disappears (if the discs were blue, one would see yellow), and Troxler's fading of the lilac discs.
@Barney A lot of times you can do it from your web browser just by right-clicking on the picture and clicking a menu item that says something like “Set as desktop background” or something similar. It’s safer, though, to actually download the picture to your computer; that way if you change your desktop at any time you’ll still have the picture and can change back in the future. Again, right-click on the picture and click a menu item that will say something like “Save Image As…” or something similar. Then go to the folder where you save the picture and usually if you right-click on it there’s usually an item that says “Set as desktop background”. If you need more specific instructions, tell me if you’re using Windows (7, 8, 10?) or Mac OS and what web browser you use.
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