Happy New Year to everyone on TT

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4 minutes ago, jeremytwo said:

We received a whiffy smell from a flatulent Father Christmas to stuff the milk and leave wine next time. He has thousands of kids to deliver to.

 

 

How old are you?.. 

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11 minutes ago, SpiderPig said:

my appologies...   

Accepted.  We Americans are pretty good with time zones since we have several ourselves.  And before moving to Germany I used to fly from the Midwest to the East Coast to Moscow to Yerevan.  So I’ve got it down.  This time it was just Zurich to Athens (my first time ever in Greece) and Athens to Yerevan.  We were in Greece getting on the plane in Athens 2 nights ago and I have not felt such wind in a long time.  My glasses almost flew off my head.  
 

And of course just like in Armenia suddenly there were all these people with black hair.  And me, the strawberry blond ginger (Scottish/Irish/British American), stood out.

 

My granddaughter has the black hair like her mother.  The baby is blond right now and sometimes people in Yerevan think she’s his nanny.  😂

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Happy New  Year to everyone on TT. i   am spending the evening watching the Longest Day on More 4.

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I'm about to watch the second half of Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood giving Jerry a right pasting on Where Eagles Dare. 

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2 hours ago, BethAnnBitt said:

... I used to fly from the Midwest to the East Coast to Moscow to Yerevan.  

Learned something today., have never heard of Yerevan before.  I had a friend in college from Armenia, he never mentioned this place.

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38 minutes ago, Techsmex said:

Learned something today., have never heard of Yerevan before.  I had a friend in college from Armenia, he never mentioned this place.

 

What?!? These classic jokes originate there!!

 

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Now the year starts awesome! We have full sat signal again!

 

Busy watching Father Ted at 1am! 

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On a more serious note, I'd like to express a wish of a healthy life to all in the coming year and beyond. Be kind to your loved ones, enjoy every moment you have with your family and friends, help those in need if you can. At the end of the day, nothing else matters.  You can replace almost everything except your given time on this earth. Happy New Year.

 

 

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9 hours ago, Techsmex said:

Learned something today., have never heard of Yerevan before.  I had a friend in college from Armenia, he never mentioned this place.

Interesting. It’s the capital of the country and nearly half of the entire country’s population (close to 3 million) lives within its greater metropolitan area.  Armenians are very proud of Yerevan.

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The German spelling of the city used to be Eriwan.

The (in)famous Soviet Russian jokes subtly (or not so subtly) criticizing the system were based on a fictional talkshow on the equally fictional Radio Yerewan station, answering the seemingly naive or even ludicrous questions of, hm, provincial listeners. (Sorry, Beth!)
 

They were translated into German in the 1970s and 80s and were wildly popular here as "Radio Eriwan" jokes, frequently told in broad fake Russian accents!

 

Radio Yerevan was asked: "Is it true that the poet Mayakovsky committed suicide?"
Radio Yerevan answered: "Yes, it is true, and even the record of his very last words is preserved: Don't shoot, comrades!"

 

Radio Yerevan was asked: "Would it be possible to bring Socialism to the Sahara?"
"In principle yes," replied Radio Yerevan, "but after the first five year plan, we'll have to import sand."

 

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Thanks John. Just got back from relatives. On NY day one goes visiting.  And I have trouble scaling down pictures for here.  Anyway, it’s been 15 and sunny.  No complaints here.

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3 hours ago, Metall said:

The German spelling of the city used to be Eriwan.

The (in)famous Soviet Russian jokes subtly (or not so subtly) criticizing the system were based on a fictional talkshow on the equally fictional Radio Yerewan station, answering the seemingly naive or even ludicrous questions of, hm, provincial listeners. (Sorry, Beth!)

People here talk about Radio Yerevan and laugh about it, especially people of a certain generation.  

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