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Day: November 2, 2016
What is the photo on your lock screen?
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, tuning up. From the best seats I’ve ever had in a concert: choir stalls. This was the performance of Mahler’s 6th during which my wife, somehow, fell asleep. Much to Victoria Weaver’s merriment. Answered 2016-11-02 [Originally posted on http://quora.com/What-is-the-photo-on-your-lock-screen/answer/Nick-Nicholas-5]
What is the meaning of your name? Does it have a story behind it? Why did your parents name you that? What do you like about it? Do you share it with a celebrity?
Nick. From Greek Nikolaos, Victory of the People. The name shows up in antiquity, in its Attic variant Nikoleōs, and got enshrined among Greeks via Saint Nicholas. Too vernacular for the late Byzantine historian Chalkokondyles, who flipped his first name around to Laonikos. Nicolaus in Latin, Nicolas in French and Middle English, as featured in […]
What are some upbeat songs with seriously sad or depressing lyrics?
Originally Answered: Can you mention an upbeat and happy-sounding song that has a sad/depressing meaning? Australian anthems: Cold Chisel – Khe Sanh Rollicking strophic, jolly country rock song—about a Vietnam Vet adrift and addicted back home. A song dear to the heart of all Australians my age and up. Answered 2016-11-02 [Originally posted on http://quora.com/What-are-some-upbeat-songs-with-seriously-sad-or-depressing-lyrics/answer/Nick-Nicholas-5]
Have you already had your “15 minutes of fame?” and if yes, would you tell us what was it?
Originally Answered: What was your “15 minutes of fame”? Oh, that’s easy. Hamlet – Klingon Language Wiki translators: Nick Nicholas and Andrew Strader Good to know someone read the footnotes: Klingon <i>Hamlet</i> Revisited Until I googled the pic, I had no idea about the 2015 German edition. Which looks way cooler: Hope it’s the Schlegel […]