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  • Things that make you think of B5 unexpectedly

    With this crowd, I'm pretty sure (at least I'm really hoping!) that I won't be the only one who sees something that reminds them of B5 - often by mistake. Just ran across this item on Ebay:

    Oregon Scientific Gaiam Zone Trainer Heart Rate Monitor Touch Watch - Purple
    Emphasis mine. I automatically read that as 'Gaim' and the 'purple' part was just a bonus.

    Anybody else have this happen?

    Jan
    "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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    A street near one of the St. Charles County, Missouri libraries is named Shadow Lane. I always think of Babylon 5 when driving near that library.

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    • #3
      I used to pass by a bar called The White Star.
      Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dan Dassow View Post
        A street near one of the St. Charles County, Missouri libraries is named Shadow Lane. I always think of Babylon 5 when driving near that library.
        I just looked at the Google map for the subdivision. Not only is there a Shadow Lane, but Shadowcreek Drive and Shadowridge Court.
        Last edited by Dan Dassow; 07-04-2012, 05:34 PM.

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        • #5
          I dispute that it is ever a mistake to think about B5.

          The Optimist: The glass is half full
          The Pessimist: The glass is half empty
          The Engineer: The glass is twice as big as it needs to be

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dan Dassow View Post
            I just looked at the Google map for the subdivision. Not only is there a Shadow Lane, but Shadowcreek Drive and Shadowridge Court.
            I think I will be staying out of that part of Missouri.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Garibaldi's Hair View Post
              I dispute that it is ever a mistake to think about B5.

              I concur.

              Also, I made Breen for dinner.
              "And what kind of head of Security would I be if I let people like me know things that I'm not supposed to know? I mean, I know what I know because I have to know it. And if I don't have to know it, I don't tell me, and I don't let anyone else tell me either. " And I can give you reasonable assurances that the head of Security will not report you for doing so."
              "Because you won't tell yourself about it?"

              "I try never to get involved in my own life, too much trouble."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Garibaldi's Hair View Post
                I dispute that it is ever a mistake to think about B5.

                +1

                Jan, this is eerie, because I had basically checked in to get ComicCon updates (thanks!) and to (maybe) start a similar thread, after having one of these pleasant experiences.



                A few days ago, I spotted a new Iowa "specialty" license plate...



                That's "Ducks Unlimited" for you birding muggles.
                It was important, Dumbledore said, to fight, and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then could evil be kept at bay, though never quite eradicated...
                - Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

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                • #9
                  I signed up for the Monterey Bay Aquarium newsletter when I visited there in June 2011. When I received their latest newsletter they had the abbreviation MBARI, which I initially read as Minbari. MBARI actually stands for Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

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                  • #10
                    That's just what they want you to believe.
                    "Jan Schroeder is insane" - J. Michael Straczynski, March 2008

                    The Station: A Babylon 5 Podcast

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                    • #11
                      Humor is...

                      Every now and then I hear someone say in general that "Humor is such a subjective thing..."



                      SB
                      Perception is reality...
                      Until the audit goes public.

                      SB

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                      • #12
                        I never need a reason or a prompt to think about B5. It always seems to be at the back of my mind.

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                        • #13
                          Yesterday, I spoke to a Mr. Spoo. And I am not making that up.
                          "And what kind of head of Security would I be if I let people like me know things that I'm not supposed to know? I mean, I know what I know because I have to know it. And if I don't have to know it, I don't tell me, and I don't let anyone else tell me either. " And I can give you reasonable assurances that the head of Security will not report you for doing so."
                          "Because you won't tell yourself about it?"

                          "I try never to get involved in my own life, too much trouble."

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                          • #14
                            This one isn't exactly a 'mistake', just kind of cool.

                            I've got a B5 micro-machine hanging from my rear view mirror. While waiting for a light on the way home this afternoon, the man in the car next to me pointed to it and let me know he was a big fan, too. We exchanged smiles and the light changed.

                            It was a fun moment.

                            Jan
                            "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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                            • #15
                              I dont think it's a mistake to think about Babylon 5, but...

                              There are several songs that make me think of B5, most especially Rocket Man by Elton John. That song makes me think of Garabaldi going to Mars stating how he swore he would never go back. Plus the overall tone of the lyrics about how something that seems really futuristic and exciting can become boring and tediuos when you're doing it.

                              I think that's something B5 captured so well.



                              Flaming Telepaths and Veteran of the Psychic Wars by Blue Oyster Cult do, too, for somewhat obvious reasons.
                              "And what kind of head of Security would I be if I let people like me know things that I'm not supposed to know? I mean, I know what I know because I have to know it. And if I don't have to know it, I don't tell me, and I don't let anyone else tell me either. " And I can give you reasonable assurances that the head of Security will not report you for doing so."
                              "Because you won't tell yourself about it?"

                              "I try never to get involved in my own life, too much trouble."

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