Wednesday WIN (2018-Jan-17)

1. Take the photo
2. Send it to your friend(s)
3. Your friend(s) smiles. The world is a better place. 👍

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Tuesday Tunes‬ #260 – The Cranberries

The Cranberries
The Cranberries are an Irish rock band formed in Limerick in 1989 by lead singer Niall Quinn, guitarist Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan, and drummer Fergal Lawler. Quinn was replaced as lead singer by Dolores O’Riordan in 1990. Although widely associated with alternative rock, the band’s sound also incorporates indie pop, post-punk, Irish folk, and pop rock elements.
The Cranberries rose to international fame in the 1990s with their debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, which became a commercial success. The Cranberries sold over 40 million records worldwide. The band achieved four top 20 albums on the Billboard 200 chart (Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?; No Need to Argue, To the Faithful Departed and Bury the Hatchet) and eight top 20 singles on the Modern Rock Tracks chart (“Linger”, “Dreams”, “Zombie”, “Ode to My Family”, “Ridiculous Thoughts”, “Salvation”, “Free to Decide”, and “Promises”).

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This weeks links (2018-01-15)

Two Bays Trailrun 2018

In brief:

* Underworld Speculation (DDIA-XGE) written by Chris Lindsay as the Introductory Adventure for Xanathar’s Guide to Everything. It is a two-hour adventure for level 1-4 characters and a D&D Adventurers League legal adventure. Now available from DMs Guild.


* Ash Bennet’s last K to the finish line at 2018 two bays trail ultra marathon



Some reading/listening:

* Critical Role Campaign 2

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Wednesday WIN (2018-Jan-10)

Annapurna III – Unclimbed
“Annapurna III – Unclimbed” is an award-winning 12-min documentary featuring the 2016 expedition to the Himalayas of Nepal led by David Lama together with Austrian alpinists Hansjörg Auer and Alex Blümel. Join the team in their feelings of fatigue, anxiety, exposure and ordeal during their 5 weeks attempting one of the world’s greatest, unsolved puzzles of alpinism: The unclimbed south-east ridge of Annapurna III.

Never stop wandering. | Best of Adventure 2017
Answering the call to go higher, further, faster, first
Red Bull Adventure playlist

Mammut Alpine Festival Summer 2017
This looks awesome!

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Think Before You Trek

Think Before You Trek
Think Before You Trek is a bush safety initiative between the NSW Police Force and the National Parks and Wildlife Service. It encourages bushwalkers to TREK:

T – Take adequate supplies of food, water, navigation and first aid equipment.
R – Register your planned route and tell friends and family when you expect to return.
E – Emergency beacons (PLB’s) are available free of charge from the NSW Police Force and NPWS.
K – Keep to your planned route and follow the map and walking trails.

As part of this programme it can provide bushwalkers and adventurers in the Blue Mountains with a free loaned Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). These PLBs are available from Springwood and Katoomba Police Stations and Blackheath NPWS office.

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2018-Jan-09 Scout Adventure Racing – Westerfolds

Event: Scout Adventure Racing – Westerfolds
Date: Tuesday the 9th January
Location: Westerfolds Park
Distance: Rogaine
Organised by: Scout Adventure Racing
Scout Adventure Racing is based on the popular sport of orienteering and provides walking, running and navigational training to Scouts, their parents and any other members of the public that want to come along and join in. Events are held in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne – on Tuesday evenings – during the daylight savings period (October to March).

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Pratchat 04 Wyrd Sisters

According to LSpace’s Discworld reading order guide (v2.21), Wyrd Sisters is the second book in the Witches Novels thread of Discworld books.

Wyrd Sisters
Terry Pratchett – Wyrd Sisters (1989)
( Witches, #02; Discworld, #06 ) 🎧
Witches are not by nature gregarious, and they certainly don’t have leaders. Granny Weatherwax was the most highly-regarded of the leaders they didn’t have. But even she found that meddling in royal politics was a lot more difficult than certain playwrights would have you believe…
In Wyrd Sisters, the enchanting world of Discworld is turned upside down by 3 meddling witches: Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat Garlick. Their interference in royal politics causes kingdoms to wobble, crowns to topple, knives to flash, and citizens to shudder in fear. Terry Pratchett’s vividly imaginative story takes you on a journey with hunchbacked monarchs, lost crowns, disguised heirs, refueling broomsticks, and frightening thunderstorms, as the three sisters battle the odds to restore the rightful king to the throne. This is the sixth book in the Discworld series.

Note 1: 🎧 The audiobook for Wyrd Sisters is narrated by Celia Imrie, who approaches things very differently to Nigel Planer. The original recording was for books on tape and the recording and mastering style feels quite dated.
Note 2: 🎙 The BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Wyrd Sisters (1995) is 4 x 30min episodes (Jungle Vibe)

Macbeth: Act 1, Scene 1? Not quite;

❝As the cauldron bubbled an eldritch voice shrieked: ‘When shall we three meet again?’ There was a pause. Finally another voice said, in far more ordinary tones: ‘Well, I can do next Tuesday.’❞

Dare we say it, Prachett’s witches have far more depth and character than Shakespeare’s, although there is possibly less hurlyburly.

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