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Forum: Urban Legends Contest 24 April 2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 115,482
Posted By musicgeek
2. What African kingdom changed its name to...

2. What African kingdom changed its name to eSwatini this week, making it the only nation on earth not to captalize its first letter? Swaziland

3. What French word for "origin" is used to describe...
Forum: SLC 23 April 2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 27,372
Posted By musicgeek
I recently came across "fell asleep in the Lord"...

I recently came across "fell asleep in the Lord" as a euphemism for dying, so it might have been a sermon on the subject of death. Doesn't make it less weird, and I don't particularly care for the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 April 2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By musicgeek
I don't know that the "Deep State" is necessarily...

I don't know that the "Deep State" is necessarily aimed at the Jews. From what I can tell, the idea is that the completely incompetent, unintelligent, and...
Forum: Amusement Bark 17 April 2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By musicgeek
Just heard this on our local NPR station. ...

Just heard this on our local NPR station. Another end-of-an-era passing.
Forum: Techno-Babble 17 April 2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By musicgeek
We haven't yet received confirmation of our...

We haven't yet received confirmation of our filing, sent via certified mail last week (we usually e-file, but couldn't this year due to the IRS's elimination of the e-filing PIN system in favor of an...
Forum: Amusement Bark 17 April 2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By musicgeek
Thanks for sharing that clip - great stuff.

Thanks for sharing that clip - great stuff.
Forum: Police Blotter 17 April 2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,570
Posted By musicgeek
Especially given that the other items stolen...

Especially given that the other items stolen (according to the article) were a golden Hindu statue and some gold coins.
Forum: Amusement Bark 17 April 2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By musicgeek
Aw, nuts. He was always entertaining, and had...

Aw, nuts. He was always entertaining, and had such a likable, goofy demeanor, whether playing Judge Stone, "Harry the Hat" on Cheers, or even as Dave Barry.
Forum: SLC 10 April 2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 27,372
Posted By musicgeek
I wonder whether they might be more practical in...

I wonder whether they might be more practical in freezing temperatures - easier to clear an exposed icicle than an ice dam that forms inside a traditional downspout.
Forum: Social Studies 10 April 2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,443
Posted By musicgeek
Look, kid, you tell your father... :lol: ...

Look, kid, you tell your father... :lol:

This is a terrific article. I haven't listened to any of Cosby's old routines (which used to be all-time favorites of mine) since the allegations broke. ...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 10 April 2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 115,482
Posted By musicgeek
1. What unusual effect is produced by...

1. What unusual effect is produced by photographing a scene with the selective focus technique called "tilt-shift"? Don't know if Mr. Jennings is looking for a specific term, but the general effect...
Forum: Rantidote 06 April 2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,748
Posted By musicgeek
The Violence Policy Center has an article...

The Violence Policy Center has an article detailing how many fatal shootings were committed by concealed carry permit holders, not counting those determined to be cases of self-defense. 3 were...
Forum: We've Got Mail 05 April 2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 155,371
Posted By musicgeek
I'll bite (possibly against my better judgment) -...

I'll bite (possibly against my better judgment) - what is your gyno's name?
Forum: Social Studies 04 April 2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,235
Posted By musicgeek
Huh. I'd have thought "Or-lay-ah(n)," with the...

Huh. I'd have thought "Or-lay-ah(n)," with the French nasal final syllable, and "Ah-tuh-wuh" (with the "uh" being a neutral schwa).
Forum: Weird News 04 April 2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,140
Posted By musicgeek
I also wondered at the time if tiger poop was...

I also wondered at the time if tiger poop was necessarily an effective deterrent for North American species. I imagine that there's a general "carnivorous" odor to it, but I would think that coyote,...
Forum: Amusement Bark 04 April 2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By musicgeek
I'm actually with you on this one - he grew on me...

I'm actually with you on this one - he grew on me as the show went on. I think some of this may have also come down to the camerawork; the show's producers seemed to be operating under the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 04 April 2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By musicgeek
I will admit to not knowing about the West End...

I will admit to not knowing about the West End gig. (According to Wikipedia, Cooper was brought in for the 1996 London cast album but didn't actually appear in the stage show - if he did a West End...
Forum: Weird News 04 April 2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,140
Posted By musicgeek
My high school biology teacher used to swear by...

My high school biology teacher used to swear by the merits of "zoo doo" obtained from the local zoo - in his case, he got buckets of predator feces to mix with water and spread around the perimeter...
Forum: Amusement Bark 03 April 2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By musicgeek
Oops - double posted somehow. (Is "waffles" still...

Oops - double posted somehow. (Is "waffles" still a thing?)
Forum: Amusement Bark 03 April 2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By musicgeek
I thought Legend was OK (he doesn't have the...

I thought Legend was OK (he doesn't have the natural range for the part, but made intelligent musical choices to get through) - I was a bit underwhelmed by the last part of Gethsemane, but he stuck...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 03 April 2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 115,482
Posted By musicgeek
1. What's the usual American name for the...

1. What's the usual American name for the children's game called "Chinese whispers" in Britain? Telephone?

2. What man's death in August 2014 was ruled a homicide, though the fatal bullet had been...
Forum: Amusement Bark 03 April 2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By musicgeek
NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar" Live

Just wondering if any other snopesters caught the show, and what opinions/observations were out there. I enjoyed it on the whole; there were some terrific vocal/acting performances (and a few less...
Forum: Fun House 01 April 2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,212
Posted By musicgeek
I can't find a perma-link at the moment, but...

I can't find a perma-link at the moment, but Dollar Shave Club has a Facebook post about their "One Wipe Charlie" toilet wipes now available in a "Ghost Pepper, Cinnamon, and Sea Salt" variety.
Forum: SLC 29 March 2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 942
Posted By musicgeek
:lol: SatansHobbit, you must be a professional...

:lol: SatansHobbit, you must be a professional copywriter.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 28 March 2018, 02:49 AM
Replies: 820
Views: 115,482
Posted By musicgeek
Well, I did say it was a WAG for #7 for me. And,...

Well, I did say it was a WAG for #7 for me. And, yes, Steve, those were the two.
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