You Know you are a Cure fan when... ?

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JaySam

...when you watch the new Dora the Explorer: Lost City of Gold movie [2019] just to hear 1 minute of Inbetween Days by The Cure 😄👍

dsanchez

When you reach the Crawley council so that they inaugurate a 'The Cure route' in honor to your heroes.
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dsanchez

When you think on putting an earing because Robert had one in 'In Orange'
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When you start the new year with a Cure song
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SueC

When my husband, who is responsible for all of this because he lent me his iPod back in 2014 and it had Bloodflowers on it, makes formal citations of Cure lyrics in response to various random situations that crop up in life, much as he cites Shakespeare and fundamentalists cite the Bible...and I laugh, and sometimes cite more Cure lyrics back in response...
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And speaking of, this is really naughty, but also very funny, although I don't know how I can possibly relate this without making both of us sound like the men in the white coats should come to collect us... 🤪

Brett likes cartoons and plays and all sorts of drama, and is given to spontaneous invention of outrageous stuff.  Some years ago, he came up with something called "The Robert & Mary Show" in which he ad-libs the cartoon life of a cartoon Robert-and-Mary, and when he's speaking in a creaky voice, you know he's continuing this show.  You'll hear things like (creaky voice), "Robert, the soap is the wrong way around!"  This is funny in our context because we use Dove soap which is curved, so if you put it top-down into the curved shower soap holder, you end up with mushy soap and with soap paste all over the soap holder; as opposed to if you place it top-up, which means it then has only two contact points with the soap holder and the underside of the soap can drain and dry, which saves soap and cleaning.  Brett for some reason (which may or may not be related to Y-chromosomes :angel) has trouble remembering this, and I remind him, hence that particular line... :lol:

Or you'll hear (creaky voice), "Robert, there are too many guitars in this house, I can't walk around without falling over the things!  Please build a shed for them!"

Or sometimes, we'll be listening to a song, say, The Kiss, and it finishes, and Brett says (creaky voice), "Robert, go take the rubbish out!" and then (morose voice, muttering), "Not again! I have to do all the work around here.  I'm going to go write a song."  (...thus explaining the lyrics to The Kiss, etc.)

"The Robert & Mary Show" has a lot of similarities with an earlier game of ours, for long drives.  We often switch to ABC Classic-FM, which sometimes has opera on it, of which neither of us are huge fans; but it is really entertaining to provide "running translations" to opera as it plays along.  You'll have the lead male and female taking turns screeching away in German or Italian at the climax of a particular opera, and then I'll "translate" the female part, and Brett the male part, and it will go like this:

(Male:) "Not potatoes again for dinner!"
(Female:) "They are very nice potatoes!"
(Male:) "I hate bloody potatoes!"
(Female:) "There are children starving in Ethiopia.  Be grateful."
(Male:) "I'll put them in a parcel and send them to Ethiopia!  Can't a man have a steak every now and then? Is that too much to ask?"
(Female:) "You don't love me anymore!"

...and so on, and so forth.  Try it sometime.  :angel
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SueC

...when you have a batch of annoying guests between lots of very nice ones, and you're discussing your dinner-making playlist with your husband (you can't not feed people just because they are annoying, tragically).  "Tool!" he says, but then we hit upon starting with One Hundred Years (and that whole album) and finishing with The Kiss, just like on Trilogy:evil:  And then when they come in and ask, "What's this?" you can put on your poker face and reply, "Pornography!"  Bwahahahaha.   :beaming-face

What we actually settled for was Plainsong from Hyde Park, and a few other selections off that.  Instant sanity restorer. ♥
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SueC

When there's been impressive thunderstorms overnight, and next morning as you exit the front door you can hear water dripping down the downpipe, and your husband turns to you with a comedic expression on his face going, "Drip, drip, drip, drip..."
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SueC

Your mention you like your husband's clavicle (he has two, like most people, but I happened to be looking at one of them) and he says, "That sounds like a musical instrument!" Which it does. "I play the recorder, he plays the clavicle!"  -  "And now, here's Bach's Toccata & Fugue for Clavicle," etc. This leads to him wondering how you'd play the clavicle. He moots about hollowing it out and putting holes in it and using it as woodwind (bone-wind?). I say, "But it's so much simpler to just get a drum and hit it with the clavicle. There you go.  You're playing the clavicle." He says, "No, then you're playing the drum with a clavicle. When you play a drum, you're not playing the drumsticks." I say, "But if you don't use drumsticks, or your hands, or a clavicle, or other object for hitting the drum, you're not playing the drum either. Just like you can't play an electric guitar without electricity."

And then he says to me, "I wonder what Robert Smith does when there's a power failure. Oh, that's right, he's got an acoustic guitar."

And I say to him, "Please, Brett. He also has a wife. Plenty of things to do when there's a power failure."

He replies, "I am envisaging Mary on an exercise bike, with the electric guitar plugged into it. Faster, Mary! And remember, this song's eleven minutes long!"



(Brett is now hooting like an owl* and saying, "Where is my female?" so I will have to leave it there and get back to him... :lol:   But he started it!)
*The hooting thing started because a few years ago we were listening to a boobook owl calling at night, and we were talking about how it means things like, "This territory is taken!" and "Where is my female?"  ...so now that's shorthand for, "Where's my female?" / "Here's your female!" and used to express pining for one another.  Just one of many animal sounds we have adopted for efficient communication.

PS:  For the sceptics:  Using bicycles to power electrical appliances:  https://www.motherearthnews.com/renewable-energy/pedal-powered-generators-zmaz08onzgoe

QuoteOne hour of pedaling produces about 100 watt-hours. That's about enough energy to power:

• A clock radio for 10 hours
• A 15-watt compact fluorescent light bulb for 6 hours, 40 minutes
• A laptop computer for 2 hours
• A 19-inch LCD TV for 1 hour, 40 minutes
• A toaster for 7 1/2 minutes
• An iron for 3 1/2 to 6 minutes

...and something that may or may not work, but looks awkward:



from https://uptownalmanac.com/2012/04/playable-electric-guitar-bicycle-and-other-functional-nonsense-cyclecide

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Ulrich

Quote from: SueC on January 30, 2021, 10:00:52...and something that may or may not work, but looks awkward:

Looks like it's out of a Mad Max film!  :lol:
It's never enough...

SueC

Quote from: Ulrich on January 30, 2021, 13:37:32Looks like it's out of a Mad Max film!  :lol:

If Edison knew what he had started... :1f631:

You never have this trouble with acoustic instruments.

Oh yeah, and another way you know you're a Cure fan is when you're running hard drive backups and your husband says, "It's still copying Lodz."
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SueC

When just as you're parking in front of the grocery store, a car pulls past you with the windows open and "boom-boom-boom" non-music blaring out, and you feel a wave of nausea and say to your husband, "I need an antidote, I wish I'd brought my iPod!"

And he says to you, with a wink, "Guess what?  I've got Pornography on my phone."  :lol:  On the way home he plugs it in, and says, "Let me Cure what ails you, I know exactly what you need," and soon that marvellous bass line from a live version of Plainsong is soothing your accumulated internal irritations like a warm sunbeam after a long dark Arctic winter...like breathing fresh air in the middle of a forest after being stuck in the air pollution haze of a traffic jam...like some proper dark Lindt chocolate when all around you people are scoffing those nasty chocolate Easter eggs...
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Ulrich

Quote from: SueC on February 14, 2021, 00:39:12...says to you, with a wink, "Guess what?  I've got Pornography on my phone." 

Any non-Cure-fan might misunderstand such a line.  :beaming-face
It's never enough...

SueC

Quote from: Ulrich on February 15, 2021, 17:58:31Any non-Cure-fan might misunderstand such a line.  :beaming-face

Precisely.  :angel  Endless fun and games.  Us Cure fans can perpetually enjoy the double entendre.  :lol:
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When you buy a game called "Poetry For Neanderthals", take it home, have a go at it, and thirty minutes later, you're starting to translate Cure lyrics into Neanderthal-speak:rofl
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