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Things I Did Not Know

murasaki_1966 and I are in the car after an abortive trip out to Reverse Garbage. We did not know that there was an organic market on that would consume all the parking in the area.

murasaki_1966 wondered how the Human League got their name. I thought it was a 2000AD reference so I checked my portable Wikipedia interface to check.

No - the name came from an even geekier source.

And I quote:

With a new line-up, sound and vocalist, Ware decided that the band needed a new name. It would also allow them to approach record companies again from a different angle. Ware suggested a quote derived from the game Starforce: Alpha Centauri, a science fiction wargame which both Marsh and Ware enjoyed playing. In the game, 'The Human League' arose in 2415 A.D, and were a frontier-oriented society that desired more independence from Earth. Ware suggested that The Future rename themselves after the game and in early 1978 The Future became The Human League.

I just thought everyone needed to know that.

(and I'm little bit thrilled that somewhere out there, someone's probably got old si-move notes from the band that they could put on Ebay)

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Ah yes, the Marrickville markets are on every Sunday, and they do consume all the nearby parking. They are worth a visit though... good food and produce.

The market runs until about 3pm so it would be better to visit Reverse Garbage then, if they're still open.

RG shut at four.

Thanks for the info. We will try to get to Reverse Garbage on Saturdays. Actually, I needed a small plank of timber to mount my new (drill press) vice on, and I thought that a recycled piece would be the go. I ended up buying something at Bunnings. I still need to check RG out.

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