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BS: A lava lamp and my True-love

Joybell 26 Jan 13 - 06:25 PM
bobad 26 Jan 13 - 06:32 PM
gnu 26 Jan 13 - 06:37 PM
katlaughing 26 Jan 13 - 06:44 PM
Janie 26 Jan 13 - 06:51 PM
Bill D 26 Jan 13 - 07:06 PM
Bobert 26 Jan 13 - 07:29 PM
Joybell 26 Jan 13 - 08:19 PM
Wolfhound person 27 Jan 13 - 05:52 AM
John MacKenzie 27 Jan 13 - 06:01 AM
fat B****rd 27 Jan 13 - 07:52 AM
John MacKenzie 27 Jan 13 - 08:34 AM
SINSULL 27 Jan 13 - 10:09 AM
Stilly River Sage 27 Jan 13 - 11:16 AM
GUEST,Eliza 27 Jan 13 - 11:28 AM
John MacKenzie 27 Jan 13 - 11:35 AM
TheSnail 27 Jan 13 - 11:53 AM
GUEST,999 27 Jan 13 - 12:18 PM
JennieG 27 Jan 13 - 05:00 PM
GUEST,999 27 Jan 13 - 05:43 PM
Joybell 27 Jan 13 - 06:15 PM
Stilly River Sage 27 Jan 13 - 07:08 PM
Don Firth 28 Jan 13 - 06:34 PM
Joybell 28 Jan 13 - 07:35 PM
Ross Campbell 29 Jan 13 - 01:39 PM
Joybell 29 Jan 13 - 05:39 PM
Stilly River Sage 30 Jan 13 - 01:32 PM
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Subject: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: Joybell
Date: 26 Jan 13 - 06:25 PM

I always wanted a lava lamp. The cost put them way out of reach in the 60s. I used to stare at the one in a shop window and dream myself into its organic-looking depths. I never knew anyone who could afford one for their very own.
Well!! That's all changed. I just found me one for $10 in the cheap shop. Can you imagine?!!
I actually had a choice of 5 colours. I nearly bought several but I made myself take home the green one.
True-love and I placed it before us and waited eagerly for it to warm up. Then we held hands and watched the blobs perform.
So wonderful. We didn't need sounds or perfumes or food or mushrooms or anything.
I'm in heaven. My True-love and my lava lamp.
Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: bobad
Date: 26 Jan 13 - 06:32 PM

Trip out!


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Subject: RE: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: gnu
Date: 26 Jan 13 - 06:37 PM

Cool! I can feel the simple "love and joy" in that post. Thanks for sharing.


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Subject: RE: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Jan 13 - 06:44 PM

Such simple yet profound pleasures.Wonderful!


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Subject: RE: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: Janie
Date: 26 Jan 13 - 06:51 PM

*smile*


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Subject: RE: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: Bill D
Date: 26 Jan 13 - 07:06 PM

For those who don't have one.... put some on your computer

Nice...............


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Subject: RE: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: Bobert
Date: 26 Jan 13 - 07:29 PM

Far out, j-bell... I mean, dyno...

...mite and outta sight...

B;~)


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Subject: RE: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: Joybell
Date: 26 Jan 13 - 08:19 PM

I knew you'd be drawn here, Bobert.
Thanks for the link, Bill.
Ours is much more laid back than most of those. Must be the pace of cyberlife. Our blobs take a long time to form and then glide to the top and jostle for the highest spot before fainting and drifting down.
Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: Wolfhound person
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 05:52 AM

Joybell - I bought myself one for Christmas this year for much the same reasons, and mine is also green.

I love watching the way it starts off from cold too, forming structures a bit like the "black smokers" you see in deep water natural history programmes.

My OH just goes on about surface tension and immiscibility (sp?) and things like that but I find its shapes soothing.

I think the ones in the link above have been speeded up. Mine takes an hour to get going, and then gradually speeds up, with the wax risers getting smaller as the temp goes up.

It came with instructions not to run it for more than 6 hours at a time.

Paws


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Subject: RE: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 06:01 AM

Lava come back to me.


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Subject: RE: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: fat B****rd
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 07:52 AM

You've started it now ,hopefully, John Mac.
"I used to lava but it's all lava now"


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Subject: RE: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 08:34 AM

As long as it doesn't descend into lava-tory humour.


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Subject: RE: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 10:09 AM

Joybell,
I spent four years commuting to college and spent fifteen minutes every day in front of a store window with a red lava light. I barely had bus fare so I could never buy the lamp. Or the rings displayed across the street in a pawn shop window on the trip home.
Enjoy your find.
Rock on.
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 11:16 AM

I also loved the lava lamps in a store window when I was in high school. I found one many years ago that was small but sufficient. I looked at the colors and opted for the clear liquid and the red wax, with a blood-corpuscle look. It's a great meditation piece if I'm working on something, to look away from the monitor and gaze at the moving blobs.

Rock on!

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 11:28 AM

I loved them when they first appeared. I just wonder why they fell out of favour, as they're super things to have and we need calming even more in today's mad world! I also remember when dancing at private parties there was often a psychedelic, ever-changing design projected onto the (inevitably white) wall. A bit like a marbling effect. Does anyone remember those?


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Subject: RE: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 11:35 AM

Oil wheel projectors they were called


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Subject: RE: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: TheSnail
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 11:53 AM

Matmos


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Subject: RE: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: GUEST,999
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 12:18 PM

Website and history for oozing goo fans.

http://www.oozinggoo.com/


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Subject: RE: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: JennieG
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 05:00 PM

Anyone else remember those fibre optic lights? They looked like a clump of opaque white plastic grass, then when they were turned on pretty colours sparkled at the tips of the plastic strips. Nowadays the technology seems to be used on Christmas trees, but those lamps came first.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: GUEST,999
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 05:43 PM

Is THAT what they were? Heck, I thought it was alien visitation and I threw them out. Seventeen floors to the ground. Poof!


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Subject: RE: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: Joybell
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 06:15 PM

So I wasn't alone all those years back. On the other side of the world SINS and SRS were gazing at lava lamps in shop windows.
Those fibre-optic lamps are still around too. Alien is right 999. Pretty but without that organic, slightly obscene quality. Like watching the birth of the first amoeba.
Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 27 Jan 13 - 07:08 PM

I am a quirky lamp junkie. I have some interesting LED lamps that look interesting. They used to be so expensive - I don't know if anyone makes many of them still. One of these. Here are some other models to look at. I don't see my clear acrylic light tower any more. I guess when LED became more bright and functional than art they stopped making the art. But I love it - it is a striking vivid color, seven to choose from depending on the buttons you push.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: Don Firth
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 06:34 PM

". . . blobs take a long time to form and then glide to the top and jostle for the highest spot before fainting and drifting down."

Hmm! That kinda describes my whole day every day. . . .

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: Joybell
Date: 28 Jan 13 - 07:35 PM

Come to think of it, Don, our energy levels are like that too.
Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 01:39 PM

Matmos? Coincidence? Mathmos were the original producers of lava lamps, and still going strong -

http://www.mathmos.com/lava-lamps-uk-6494-0.html?gclid=CN_F94aWjrUCFW_KtAodKGEA2Q

(and still expensive!)

The St Annes Cinema (long since gone) had an oil-wheel projector which they used to fill in the time before the inevitable adverts. Musical accompaniment was usually "Popcorn" by Hot Butter -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjxNnqTcHhg

If you arrived too early, you might have to endure 10-15 minutes of that before Pearl & Dean kicked in -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxU6LT6DonE

Ross


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Subject: RE: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: Joybell
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 05:39 PM

Wonderful lamps. A giant one made to order! You could probably get right inside one of those.
Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: A lava lamp and my True-love
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 01:32 PM

I should have mentioned earlier - we called those "Oobleck" lamps. After Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss. The earliest Dr. Seuss books we had were Oobleck and The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.

SRS


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