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bluedragonwings

I just showed that to someone the other day for the first time. A lot of it is on Hulu. Not all though. Glad I have dvds.

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BrownEyedKitty

I think I've found my people! ❤️

 

There's Norway and Sweden and Iceland and Finland and Germany now in one piece

 

Switzerland Austria Czechoslovakia Italy Turkey and Greece

 

Poland Romania Scotland Albania Cyprus and Russia, Oman...

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Lusnaofer

Bulgaria Saudi Arabia Hungary

Cyprus Iraq and Iran

 

There's Syria Lebanon Israel Jordan

Both Yemens Kuwait and Bahrain

The Netherlands Luxembourg Belgium and Portugal

France England Denmark and Spain

 

 

(You can tell how dated this song is by needing to point out Germany is one country but there are two Yemens, as well as Czechoslovakia. I'm sure Yugoslavia must be listed in it as well, but I can't remember where)

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BrownEyedKitty
21 hours ago, Lusnaofer said:

(You can tell how dated this song is by needing to point out Germany is one country but there are two Yemens, as well as Czechoslovakia. I'm sure Yugoslavia must be listed in it as well, but I can't remember where)

I seem to remember seeing a while back that someone (maybe Rob Paulsen himself?) did an updated one, but I may be wrong.

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Lusnaofer
39 minutes ago, BrownEyedKitty said:

I seem to remember seeing a while back that someone (maybe Rob Paulsen himself?) did an updated one, but I may be wrong.

My brother mentioned that, but I haven't bothered to look for it. The original version is like a moment frozen in time, like the US flag with 47 stars on it.

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DesertWells

Anyone else find going to the hairdressers awkward? I thought I’d grow out of it. I’d rather go to the dentist.

 

Just sitting in a chair, while someone stands ominously behind you, messing with your head, attacking you with scissors and asking you personal questions. I feel like I’m being interrogated.

 

And why when you go into the hairdressers do they look at you like they’re surprised you’re there? Do I seriously need to say “hey, I’d like my hair cut”? Isn’t that the whole purpose of a hairdressers...when I walk in and someone takes me to a seat, without being prompted, that person just made my day.

 

Oh, but then! They ask “how do you want it cut?” - this question is the bane of my existence. I have no idea! A bit shorter please, but not too short, just cut my hair nicely. Then at the end they show the back of my head which is like having an outer body experience, when else do I get to see the back of my head? Thanks for that slightly creepy experience.

 

And why is it I can hold up a regular conversation, but talking to a hairdresser is like doing mental algebra? I have no idea how some people manage to talk for the whole time, what on Earth do they talk about? It’s not like I can ask what the hairdresser does for a living, and I really don’t want to resort to talking about the weather.

 

But! I need to go soon, my hair is getting out of control. Wish me luck.

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Lucinda

Perhaps barbers are better for you?

 

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Raire

@DesertWellsI never found the hairdressers difficult myself - that is to say the process of going in, waiting (an inordinate amount of time), sitting, small-talk and backwards mirror judging. 

 

What did put me off (back in 2000 or thereabouts) was finding a hairdresser that I could travel to where I wouldn't spend more on train travel / buses than the cut itself! 

 

So I saved up as I became a hairy monster, and got myself a hair trimmer. The best £40 I spent. 

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Lusnaofer

I also hate going to the hairdresser, which is why I try to avoid it. I don't like the chitchat and I hate what I look like with that smock around my neck, because it makes my face look so fat! I also have a lot of weird hangups about hair. I hate having it commented on and I hate having suggestions about what to do with it. I do not have the patience to put any time into it, and with the kind of hair I have I can't just leave it out to dry. In a bad mood I will get very offended at any comments about my hair, even from a professional.

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DesertWells
1 hour ago, Lucinda said:

Perhaps barbers are better for you?

You may be right, but whenever I go to a barber I come out looking like a 12 year old (or so I’ve been told). Of course, I do appreciate having my hair cut nicely too. I also enjoy when they wash my hair while I sit quietly in the fancy massage chair, that’s nice.

 

Maybe I had some bad experience at a barber/hairdressers when I was a kid that I can’t remember, I have no idea why it throws me off kilter.

 

I will admit, I’m slightly exaggerating my offence toward hairdressers for dramatic/comedic effect, but I meant everything I said 😁 Especially the back-of-the-head mirror judging, seeing the back of my head is a very odd experience. Next time you go, and they show you the back of your head, just think “that’s the back of MY head, and this is the only time I get to see it”. You may come back here and be like “DesertWells, you were right!” 😋

 

@Raire I see I should count myself lucky, my hairdresser is quite near. The waiting doesn’t bother me though, it’s just the fact when you walk in they wait for you to say something to the effect of “haircut please”.

 

@Lusnaofer yay, I’m not alone. I also avoid going, every time I go back there they say “how long has it been?” I say a few months, but they always check on the machine! “6 months! Come sooner next time” I say I will, I don’t. The cycle repeats.

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bluedragonwings

I have found if you close your eyes while they work, they are less likely to try and talk to you. Although the initial questions of what you want are still there. Which I hate answering. I am like, "My hair is an unforgivable eldritch horror, so just try and make it as presentable as possible without shortening it much"

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Lusnaofer
27 minutes ago, bluedragonwings said:

My hair is an unforgivable eldritch horror

High five for being tortured by the cursed genes of unreasonable curls!

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bluedragonwings

I think I have a vague way of dealing with it. However it involves some product and long periods of air drying with my head tilted forward.

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Lusnaofer

Mine is hair elastics.

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FictoCannibal.

 I just put red through my hair to try to get rid of the last remnants of the green. I never go to hairdressers though.. I don't trust them! I already have enough hang-ups about my hair and my appearance without a bloody hairdresser messing things up 😕

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Lusnaofer

I think I just exist in a different world from hairdressers. They understand things I don't, and they've based their trade around it. This also makes me think I'm failing at femininity (as does my seeming inability to relate to many people in my majority-women workplace). But maybe that's a topic for the Gender forum.

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Skycaptain

Hairdressers/barbers are bearable if they just ask what do you want and get on with it. The most uncomfortable experience I had was being given an unsolicited scalp massage - a seriously unsettling experience who's only achievement was that I've not been back to that establishment since 

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Spotastic

I think my time in the Marine Corps having someone roughly run a shaver over my head in boot camp before moving on to the next in line skewed my view of barbers. I generally just want my hair cut short anyway, but there is little a barber can do to really upset me. Plus, my wife usually cuts my hair these days.

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Lusnaofer
10 hours ago, Skycaptain said:

Hairdressers/barbers are bearable if they just ask what do you want and get on with it. The most uncomfortable experience I had was being given an unsolicited scalp massage - a seriously unsettling experience who's only achievement was that I've not been back to that establishment since 

The scalp massage is the only part I like. 

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DesertWells
39 minutes ago, Spotastic said:

I think my time in the Marine Corps having someone roughly run a shaver over my head in boot camp before moving on to the next in line skewed my view of barbers. I generally just want my hair cut short anyway, but there is little a barber can do to really upset me. Plus, my wife usually cuts my hair these days.

I really need to get myself a wife, where do I find one?

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BrownEyedKitty

I just cut my own hair.  I've been to a hairdresser exactly once, but most of the time it seems like too much trouble/too expensive.  She did a great job, though. 😁

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Spotastic
1 hour ago, DesertWells said:

I really need to get myself a wife, where do I find one?

I found mine in a game that we both played online and now we've been married for 11 years (as of the 12th). ^_^

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LVG

All this discussion about hairdressers reminds me that I should get a haircut at some point in the future. 

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DesertWells
On 10/16/2018 at 8:01 PM, Spotastic said:

I found mine in a game that we both played online and now we've been married for 11 years (as of the 12th). ^_^

That’s awesome. Very happy for you 🙏

I love to hear stories like that, they’re the real fairytales.

 

...

 

Someone mentioned Charlie & the Chocolate Factory today...

Did anyone else’s parents say something along the lines of “You’ll end up like Veruca Salt!” when you were ‘naughty’?

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