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Old Nov 6th, 2015, 12:01 AM
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ann we are one on this

Just think how Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon are doing their bit without too much complaining.
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Old Nov 6th, 2015, 03:15 AM
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<i><font color=#555555>"The Julian Fellowes thing was upsetting enough."</font></i>

So sorry to hear you're traumatized by a failed writing career, dear. I hope Twitter serves you well as a learned source for celebrity news and information.

I know it must be tough to accept that Julian got a few lucky breaks that never came your way. But at least you've been prolific here on Fodor's. I'm sure you keep your tourist fan base mesmerized with every word you write. There are so many.

And a cursory search shows your five-star status in the Lounge, you know, that prestigious coven for failed writers. Good work.

From NewbE:
<i>"I think the problem is grudges. I have been guilty of harboring them, I no longer do, but I do find myself reacting to the same people, and I need to learn to stop that, too. When one has a grudge, the slightest off comment can throw one into a fit of anger"</i>

Darling, perhaps some outside therapy is in order. Wishing you much luck.
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Old Nov 6th, 2015, 03:35 AM
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When the Huguenots had their exodus from France to other countries which promised religious freedom like Prussia,<<

Central Europe was a checkerboard of religious freedom, neighboring villages had very different ideas of what that freedom was. After the first wave of Huguenots arrived, Europe devolved in a major war, the most devastating in European history. 35% of Central Europe perished. Central Europe was so depopulated, that the 2nd wave of Huguenots were offered 10 years of no taxes to emigrate.

Nice and rosey huh Bilbo?

and your comparison to Jordan was just as foolish. I was just there & Jordanians are still complaining about the Palestinians they took in 40 years ago. But so far they are doing better than Syria. Remember Syria took in most Iraqi refugees, they didn't realize all the troublemakers they would receive for their good deed
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Old Nov 6th, 2015, 03:53 AM
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Oh for those who don't know

Huguenots struggled for power in France and lost. Those that fled carried that struggle with them to Central Europe
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Old Nov 6th, 2015, 03:54 AM
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"... in the Lounge, you know, that prestigious coven for failed writers"

That is an extremely narrow view of what we have failed at.
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Old Nov 6th, 2015, 04:14 AM
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"I was just there & Jordanians are still complaining about the Palestinians they took in 40 years ago"

I know they are still complaining.

Not sure where I've been foolish but thank you for sharing your view. Perhaps a little anger management
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Old Nov 6th, 2015, 04:25 AM
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Anger management? I find UK foolishness very amusing
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Old Nov 6th, 2015, 06:37 AM
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<i><font color=#555555>"That is an extremely narrow view of what we have failed at."</i>

LOL!
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Old Nov 6th, 2015, 07:21 AM
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Oh, I am devastated to be critiqued by a person who calls Julian Fellowes a genius! Downton Abbey is just your level, enjoy in good health, Snobbie!
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Old Nov 6th, 2015, 07:54 AM
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IMO, genius comes in many forms among gifted artists. My brain isn't narrow enough to compare Julian's talent to (pick your three favorite writers).

One would have to be blind or extremely jealous to not recognize the huge success of "Downton Abbey." Have you created the equivalent, NewbE? Are you being modest by not sharing that info with us? I doubt it. You extrude so many useless words on this board, how could you possibly find time to write elsewhere?

On this board, it's so easy to laugh at someone's accomplishments, someone's success. I see several people laughing and mocking, but I don't see any of them doing, creating.

So go ahead and laugh and belittle my taste in genius, NewbE. I think your ubiquitous opinions on this board are shallow and silly, which means I'm laughing right back at you.
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Old Nov 6th, 2015, 08:05 AM
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And your mother wears combat boots.
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Old Nov 6th, 2015, 10:02 AM
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Well, first of all, success doesn't equal genius--surely it's the narrower mind that sees Downtown Abbey as "genius" because it's popular and has made a lot of money. As a self-proclaimed snob, you need the approbation of others to confirm your taste (and I use that term loosely)--no shame in that, but no virtue, either.

Secondly, my humble status doesn't preclude my holding opinions, surely. Everyone has one, as they say...

Thirdly, this is an anonymous board. Just because you don't see anyone "doing, creating" doesn't mean they aren't.

And lastly, your mother wears combat boots.
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Old Nov 6th, 2015, 10:10 AM
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<i><font color=#555555>"success doesn't equal genius"</font></i>

Clearly spoken by someone who has never achieved it.

"Downton Abbey" is no ordinary success. It's a HUGE success. And I can tell you from personal work experience, a HUGE success in the performing arts requires a lot of genius on many levels, something you know nothing about.
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Old Nov 6th, 2015, 10:12 AM
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Btw, my mother is dead, but thanks for illustrating your utter smallness by making a childish joke at her expense.
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Old Nov 6th, 2015, 10:17 AM
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Oh wow, Snobbie--trolling may be YOUR genius!

Not everyone can be Julian Fellowes, after all.
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Also, I am Julian Fellowes, and I can tell you, you don't know the first thing about me!
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Old Nov 6th, 2015, 10:39 AM
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Ehm.
Downtown Abbey.
What is it ?
I guess it is series but have not seen it nor heard of it.

I promise I'll google it before I am called a moron for missing THE genial piece of art of the century.

Ps : I like Julie Lescaut. Does it count ?
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Old Nov 6th, 2015, 11:17 AM
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Downtown Abbey.

Just another church.

Europe is full of churches.....
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Old Nov 6th, 2015, 12:36 PM
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There is the Jewish version, Downtown Abie.
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Old Nov 6th, 2015, 01:06 PM
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Oh please please please don't open the door to another endless Bible study! The Julian Fellowes thing was upsetting enough.

As the great G.B. Shaw said, "I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it."

I know, NewBe, but it's like picking a scab, I just can't resist.

In fact this thread has done us all a favour in that FrankS has found a soul-mate in Snobby - two gifts that keep on giving for the price of one.
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