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  1. Antarctican

    Please welcome back....Antarctican (after a long absence)

    Hello all! Your favourite Penguin Queen here. I've been gone for a while, but have found my way back. Lots of familiar names and faces/avatars still hanging around the joint, I see. And lots of new and talented members as well. It's lovely to be back. See you around the forum! (*rushes off to...
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    ***Fight Club*** Organizer has Birthday today!

    Hey all you Fight Club people, didja know that the organizer of the Fight Club competitions, clarinetjoe, has his birthday today? Please join me in wishing him a Happy Birthday!
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    Free tickets to Toronto/Mississauga Photographic, Video & Digital Imaging Show

    The Annual Photographic, Video and Digital Imaging Show, hosted by Henry's Cameras, is coming up from May 14-16, 2010 at the International Centre out in Mississauga. Details on location, show hours, and the seminars etc that are being presented can be found here, together with a free ticket to...
  4. Antarctican

    Happy Birthday Chiller!!!

    Hey Chiller! Here's wishing you a gruesomely good "101st" birthday. Get out of your crypt and enjoy the day
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    Big Bully's Birthday thread!

    Join me in giving birthday greetings to Big Bully! I hope you have a wonderful day. Save me a piece of cake, will ya? (Umm, a little bigger than that. Yeah, that'll be good. And ice cream? Only because you insist. Thanks so much)
  6. Antarctican

    Happy Birthday Hertz van Rental!!

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    Happy Birthday, Big Mike!!!

    I hope the year ahead is full of good things for you. And have a great day today
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    Pirate Hunting Cruises??!!

    One of Canada's national newspapers carried a story today about rich Russians with lots of money signing up for pirate-hunting cruises on armed private yachts off the Somali coast. They pay $6,620/day to patrol those waters (known for having pirates) in the hope they will be attacked by raiders...
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    One-Millionth English Word due next week

    The one millionth word will officially enter the English language sometime next week. Finalists for which word will be the actual one millionth one include: * Noob From the gamer community; a neophyte in playing a particular game; used as a disparaging term. * Phelpsian The...
  10. Antarctican

    New here -- Come see!

    Hi there, and welcome to TPF!!
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    Free Admission to Henry's Photo/Video/Digital Imaging Show in Mississauga May 22-24!

    May 22 – 24, 2009 is the Annual Henry’s Photographic, Video and Digital Imaging Show at the International Centre in Mississauga. The hours are 10-7 Friday and Saturday, and 11-5 on Sunday. Click here for a coupon good for free admission. I understand they let you try out lenses, there’s a...
  12. Antarctican

    TPF's Daily Trivia Game

    Did you know that there's a site where TPF members can play a trivia game against each other each day? It's here. The game is timed, so speed counts as well as accuracy. Join the core group of diehards who play it each day. :sexywink:
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    Did Caravaggio use 'photography' to create dramatic masterpieces?

    I came across this article that quotes an Italian researcher as suggesting that Caravaggio (a 16th century artist) treated his canvas with light-sensitive substances, including a luminescent powder made from crushed fireflies, in order to "fix" the image as 19th century photographers later...
  14. Antarctican

    A healthy snack?

    Spotted this guy having a healthy snack of sunflower seeds.
  15. Antarctican

    It's Alex_B's Birthday!

    (I don't think he wants us to know, so you didn't hear it from me, okay? :sexywink: )
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    Your vote is needed!

    Voting ends at 3:00 pm EST on Tuesday (which is GMT -5 hours, or 17 1/2 hours from now) Fight Club Week 14 (vote here) Boxer Turtle Week 2 (vote here)
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    Iceberg, dead ahead!

    Taken in the Arctic...
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    Rocky shore of Georgian Bay

  19. Antarctican

    This is why you're fat. Dot com.

    Check it out, the heart-attack specials are all here! Revel at the sight of a -Deep Fried Peanut Butter-Covered Brownie Wrapped In Cookie Dough -corn dog pizza -French Fry-Encased Hot Dog On A Stick -A seven pound breakfast burrito -Deep-fried Twinky On A Stick Dipped In Chocolate Syrup -a 60...
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    Vote Now!! Just 17 minutes left!

    Fight Club voting is here (round 13) Boxer Turtle voting is here (round 1) With a forum the size of this one, we should be able to get more than 10-22 people voting!