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Forum: Amusement Bark 20 November 2018, 07:22 AM
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Aquaman: Final Trailer

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Forum: Techno-Babble 18 November 2018, 03:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Gotta admit my knowledge of the Byzantine period...

Gotta admit my knowledge of the Byzantine period is sketchy to nonexistent.
Forum: Techno-Babble 18 November 2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By E. Q. Taft
No Why 536 was ‘the worst year to be alive’

Ask medieval historian Michael McCormick what year was the worst to be alive, and he's got an answer: "536." Not 1349, when the Black Death wiped out half of Europe. Not 1918, when the flu killed 50...
Forum: Book Corner 16 November 2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,700
Posted By E. Q. Taft
"Knock Plastic!" -- an essay by Isaac Asimov...

"Knock Plastic!" -- an essay by Isaac Asimov examining what he called "Security Beliefs" and why we always need to be skeptical of them.

(My belief that this would do any good probably falls...
Forum: Amusement Bark 16 November 2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I enjoyed that too. When they show him picking...

I enjoyed that too. When they show him picking up the trumpet, I just went, "Oh, come on...." :D
Forum: Book Corner 16 November 2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Isaac Asimov's memoir I, Asimov has a lot to say...

Isaac Asimov's memoir I, Asimov has a lot to say about Judy-Lynn del Rey, all of it extremely positive. In the history of science fiction, he considered her influence as an editor second only to that...
Forum: Book Corner 16 November 2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Reading William Goldman, Writer Behind 'Butch Cassidy,' 'Princess Bride,' Dies At 87

Novelist and screenwriter William Goldman, who wrote the beloved cult classic The Princess Bride and won Oscars for writing All the President's Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, has died at...
Forum: Amusement Bark 15 November 2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I'd wondered if Mark Evanier would have anything...

I'd wondered if Mark Evanier would have anything to say. (He's putting off talking much about Stan Lee until he has more time.)



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Forum: Amusement Bark 15 November 2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By E. Q. Taft
A random memory of Roy Clark: He was a guest on...

A random memory of Roy Clark: He was a guest on Johnny Carson, sometime in the late seventies I would think. He had just had a hair transplant -- this was I believe when such operations were a...
Forum: Amusement Bark 15 November 2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Cowboy Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, dies at 85

According to his publicist, Country Music Hall of Fame member and versatile entertainer Roy Clark died Thursday at his Tulsa, Oklahoma home due to complications from pneumonia. He was 85 years old. ...
Forum: Police Blotter 15 November 2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I always like the response of Richard Nixon's...

I always like the response of Richard Nixon's head in Futurama: "Am I under oath when I take the oath?"
Forum: Amusement Bark 15 November 2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By E. Q. Taft
It's those pesky Thetans.

It's those pesky Thetans.
Forum: Police Blotter 14 November 2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Me too. Hopefully it won't be anything like...

Me too. Hopefully it won't be anything like this.

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Forum: Police Blotter 14 November 2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By E. Q. Taft
When I get home tonight, I think I will ask mine:...

When I get home tonight, I think I will ask mine: "Alexa! Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?"
Forum: Techno-Babble 14 November 2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By E. Q. Taft
A massive crater hides beneath Greenland’s ice

There’s something big lurking beneath Greenland’s ice. Using airborne ice-penetrating radar, scientists have discovered a 31-kilometer-wide crater — larger than the city of Paris — buried under as...
Forum: Police Blotter 14 November 2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Police think Alexa may have witnessed a New Hampshire double homicide

Alexa may have been listening, as she almost always is, when Christine Sullivan was stabbed to death on Jan. 27, 2017, in the kitchen of the home in Farmington, N.H., where she lived with her...
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 November 2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 961
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Mister Ed Horse found "shivering uncontrollably" after...

Horse found "shivering uncontrollably" after hiding in pool to survive California wildfires...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 November 2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By E. Q. Taft
And of course, although Siri's voice is...

And of course, although Siri's voice is "comptuer-generated" in the sense that the machine decides what to say and puts the words and sentences together, it started out as a human voice, with an...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 November 2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Turkey Day, of course -- November 22.

Turkey Day, of course -- November 22.
Forum: Techno-Babble 13 November 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Royalty Metric system overhaul will dethrone the one, true kilogram

Like an aging monarch, Le Grand K is about to bow to modernity. For 130 years, this gleaming cylinder of platinum-iridium alloy has served as the world’s standard for mass. Kept in a bell jar and...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 November 2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I couldn't find Atlantic Rim on IMDB, only the...

I couldn't find Atlantic Rim on IMDB, only the sequel, but that led to the correct entry; it's apparently been renamed From the Sea. I don't know if that was the result of legal action, or if...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 November 2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Yow! MST3K: The Gauntlet

To lighten the mood a bit....

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Forum: Amusement Bark 12 November 2018, 03:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Canada Douglas Rain, voice of HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey, dies at 90

Douglas Rain passed away Sunday morning at the age of 90.

The actor, one of the pioneers of the Stratford Festival, is best known for his role in Stanley Kubrick’s iconic 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 November 2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By E. Q. Taft
This was a particular shock to me as only a few...

This was a particular shock to me as only a few weeks ago, I lost a very close friend (someone who was also closely involved with Comic-Con for many years -- no, I don't think there's any medical...
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 November 2018, 01:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Icon06 President of San Diego Comic-Con International Dies from Cancer

The president of San Diego Comic-Con International died Saturday morning of complications from cancer, organizers of the annual event announced.

John Rogers had been battling glioblastoma, an...
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