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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 10:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You know, when you can put a statement under your picture?

I graduated in 1983 (yikes!) and I quoted, from Long Away, 'Did we leave our way behind us - such a long, long way behind us...' that whole refrain/stanza.

Anyone else?

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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 11:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would not dare admit I was a Queen fan in Hs...Besides wearing 1 queen shirt once, lol


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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 12:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yep - 1983. I'm OLD!!!!

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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 12:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Best part of being a teacher is you can play as many queen songs you want in your lesson.

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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 14:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Miss Bea Haven wrote:

Yep - 1983. I'm OLD!!!!


Hey Hey... I am one year younger than you.. I graduated in 84... Oh wait.. that makes you 40.. MY GOD YOU ARE OLD!!!!! ;-)


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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 15:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I quoted the Kurgan.

"Nuns. No sense of humour".


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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 15:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah - officially 'middle aged.' But I don't look or act it!!!

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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 15:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I didn't quote Queen, but what I did attempt to put got nixed.
"If a tree falls on a mime in the woods, and no one is there to hear it, does anyone actually care?"


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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 16:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I went to high school in the south, where country music was king, 95% of the area are chruch go'ers and republicans.
well the last 2 years of high school, I kept my music prefs to myself.


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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 17:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wstüssyb wrote:

I went to high school in the south, where country music was king, 95% of the area are chruch go'ers and republicans.
well the last 2 years of high school, I kept my music prefs to myself.


Bein' in the South didn't stop me from wearing my Queen t-shirts with pride in high school.;-) Although, I did get the occasional strange look.. I can see how this would be different for a guy, though!

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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 18:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ha! I attempted one better, but sadly, I failed in my bid to make it appear that the guys in Queen were actually members of our senior class by including individual photos of each of them in the senior portrait section of my high school year book.

I oops! I mean someone and an accomplice created two sets of pages for the entire senior section, one with the real students and one with our four regal friends added in. The one with the real students was the one available for our faculty advisor and the rest of the yearbook staff to review, while the secret duplicate section was carefully maintained to ensure all updates and changes were consistent with the real version, The secret version was kept, like the vice president, in a secure location (either at home in my room or in my locker at school) to be exchanged for the approved pages after the final press check, but before the print run.

This was quite an undertaking because John Deacon's name appears quite early in the alphabet. This was all old-school graphic arts and publishing work, meaning actual images were pasted/waxed onto typeset pages that would later be photographed, printed, and bound. No computers were involved and no image editing software was used. Just a drafting board, an X-acto knife, actual photographs, a waxer to paste up the images onto the pages, and a lot of secrecy. We, I mean someone had to create an entire duplicate section of all the pages with the individual senior photos starting in the Ds with Deacon, and adding in May, Mercury, and Taylor, each addition, bumping the REAL students to the right, some of them as many as four places after we got to Taylor. Someone also had to create headshot photos of each of the guys wearing suits and ties, cutting and pasting actual photos of Freddie, Brian, Roger, and John onto posed, studio portraits of actual students wearing coats and ties to make them appear to be dressed like all the other guys in our class. Again, this was before image-editing software such as PhotoShop was available, and involved weeks and weeks of searching magazines, publicity shots, etc., to get four separate shots that would work. I, I mean, whomever, ended up using individual images from publicity stills because the lighting used was stable and they were usually looking into the lens in those shots. We cut up and ruined some GREAT publicity stills to do this.

It turned out that our faculty advisor/art teacher had always suspected me of including a photograph of Rod Stewart as a student in the sophomore section of the yearbook two years earlier. I can neither confirm nor deny. So, he actually went to the printer AFTER our final press check to check the pages a final time himself before it went to press, and discovered new students named Deacon, May, Mercury, and Taylor. He actually said we (I mean whomever) did a great job of it, and that the images looked seamless, but even though he was tempted to let it go, he said he had to pull it or else he wouldn't be doing his job as a faculty advisor. He even suggested how I might have succeeded in my diabolical plan, but he insisted that I give him the actual pages and those are the ones that ran in the yearbook. I should never have told him about the REAL pages and the boys would have been members of my senior class, at least in the book anyway.

I think what bothered him most was this: He thought our work was brilliant, and the work and attention to detail was a good reflection on him and the skills he taught us, but he was disappointed that we thought he was so uncool that he wouldn't recognize the names and faces of the guys in Queen. Ha!

He was a nice guy, a great art/graphic arts teacher/faculty advisor, and had a great sense of humor. Thanks Mr. W, wherever you are!



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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 19:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes - we didn't have a high school yearbook like Americans do but we did have a 'magazine'. All the seniors who were leaving got to choose a quote to go in between their first and last name, and I hadn't really intended to have Queen as mine but it was rather sprung on us because the girl in charge had been disorganised and it meant we had about a minute to choose one. I happened to have Killer Queen in my head at the time so henceforth I was known as 'Gunpowder & gelatine.' *sigh* they didn't even manage to properly read what I'd written - or maybe they just thought I'd forgotten to put an 'and' in.


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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 20:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No I did not. But I have lots of Freddie pics around now. and also many Queen quotes.
But then again, I graduated from H.S. during the Ice Age.

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Posted: 27 Jun 05, 20:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*looks at previous posts*
I JUST graduated high school this year.
Am I still allowed here? :P


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