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Forum: Politics 13 July 2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,970
Posted By VeebleFetzer
Ponder I think it's interesting that this is the moral...

I think it's interesting that this is the moral of the story. Why not "Vice President compromises US security by using top secret super-spy tech to chit-chat with Hollywood cronies"? Or "Miracle...
Forum: SLC 27 April 2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 24,392
Posted By VeebleFetzer
Glasses I believe the suggestion is that finding yourself...

I believe the suggestion is that finding yourself surrounded by alligators might cause a loss of bladder control – which would be slightly counterproductive to draining the swamp.
Forum: Entertainment 20 April 2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,670
Posted By VeebleFetzer
Glasses Oh, yes – The Adventures of Black Beauty...

Oh, yes – The Adventures of Black Beauty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Flvxbw8YYM8) and Follyfoot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVgyxhe849k). For some reason there were two children's shows about...
Forum: Entertainment 19 April 2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,670
Posted By VeebleFetzer
TV I was thinking maybe Champion the Wonder...

I was thinking maybe Champion the Wonder Horse/The Adventures of Champion.
Forum: Critter Country 10 April 2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 23,481
Posted By VeebleFetzer
Mouse I agree: giant weasels sound epic. Plus, the...

I agree: giant weasels sound epic.

Plus, the Mail missed a perfectly good opportunity to point out that the two animals are "stoatally different" and can be "weaselly distinguished".

Amateurs.
Forum: Social Studies 14 March 2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 37,051
Posted By VeebleFetzer
Silkenray, that's very nice. Big Brother's...

Silkenray, that's very nice.

Big Brother's from Holland, though.
Forum: Fauxtography 17 February 2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,174
Posted By VeebleFetzer
Jefe, would you say I have a surfeit of lampreys?

Jefe, would you say I have a surfeit of lampreys?
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 September 2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,309
Posted By VeebleFetzer
Glasses Well, you know, that didn't bother me. The...

Well, you know, that didn't bother me.

The whole Riddell/Nefertiti situation had all the ear-marks of a romantic comedy "meet cute" (He's a chauvinistic Edwardian big-game hunter. She's a queen...
Forum: We've Got Mail 11 September 2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 115,336
Posted By VeebleFetzer
Glasses The real name of Calendar Man, a villain from...

The real name of Calendar Man, a villain from Batman comics, is Julian Gregory Day.

I can only hope this information is of more use to you than it has been to me, so far.
Forum: Amusement Bark 10 September 2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,309
Posted By VeebleFetzer
Icon102 Also, Mark Williams was in the first series of...

Also, Mark Williams was in the first series of Red Dwarf.

I'd completely forgotten that, but I watched the first episode last night, and there he was, as Lister's mate Olaf Petersen.
Forum: Amusement Bark 30 July 2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 250,309
Posted By VeebleFetzer
Icon102 I hope you pointed out that it was a trick...

I hope you pointed out that it was a trick question: the original theme wasn't played on any instrument.
Forum: We've Got Mail 19 July 2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 197,019
Posted By VeebleFetzer
Icon102 That seems about right. I've read that forensic...

That seems about right. I've read that forensic expert Sir Sidney Smith, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Smith_(forensic_expert)) in a text book on forensic science, said that there was enough...
Forum: Sightings 26 May 2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 14,921
Posted By VeebleFetzer
Glasses [Cinema Snob]Please. If I were to watch a movie...

[Cinema Snob]Please. If I were to watch a movie with giant rodents, I would obviously choose 1972's classic Night of the Lepus, thank you very much.[/Cinema Snob]
Forum: Food 08 November 2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 19,241
Posted By VeebleFetzer
Glasses Fine then: 1,440 fluid ounces. I converted it to...

Fine then: 1,440 fluid ounces. I converted it to pints, since that seemed to be an easier unit to visualize, at that volume.

Look again at what he wrote, and think about it this way: what is the...
Forum: Food 08 November 2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 19,241
Posted By VeebleFetzer
Spit Take Yes, that's much more reasonable (if not actually...

Yes, that's much more reasonable (if not actually medically necessary) and I'm sure that's what the writer meant. It's just not what he actually wrote. :D
Forum: Food 08 November 2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 19,241
Posted By VeebleFetzer
Glasses More a linguistic point than a nutritional one...

More a linguistic point than a nutritional one (though I suppose it's both), but I'm sure he doesn't really mean what he says in this sentence from the first article:

Well, I suppose he could try....
Forum: Spook Central 21 February 2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 28,090
Posted By VeebleFetzer
Icon102 In fairness, I'm pretty sure that what they're...

In fairness, I'm pretty sure that what they're showing above the article is a blown-up section of the original image. Even the best photos will look ropey if you enlarge them enough.

And you know...
Forum: We've Got Mail 04 January 2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 84,060
Posted By VeebleFetzer
Glasses Dear commenter, By your choice of words, you...

Dear commenter,

By your choice of words, you appear to be implying that under-age visitors may be ejaculating over the webpage. If that was your intention, I think you ought to know that we can do...
Forum: Food 22 July 2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 31,103
Posted By VeebleFetzer
Chef I think this is it, yes. I believe most battery...

I think this is it, yes. I believe most battery hens in the UK are Rhode Island Reds, or a hybrid thereof.

Amusingly, there was a sudden increase in demand for white eggs a few years ago. Can...
Forum: Military 22 July 2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,529
Posted By VeebleFetzer
TV This is a technique that planners use (though...

This is a technique that planners use (though perhaps not to that extent). They call the tracks that people make showing where they prefer to walk "desire lines" (in the UK at least). You can see...
Forum: Trivia 11 March 2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 42,575
Posted By VeebleFetzer
Glasses You already have a New Mexico. How many do you...

You already have a New Mexico. How many do you want?
Forum: Entertainment 29 July 2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 25,276
Posted By VeebleFetzer
Glasses Thanks. I'm beginning to feel it's a bit more...

Thanks. I'm beginning to feel it's a bit more than sad, though: it almost feels cruel. I can't help but imagine Tierney, coping with a severely handicapped daughter, and going through all the regret,...
Forum: Entertainment 28 July 2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 25,276
Posted By VeebleFetzer
Glasses The trouble with those references, though, is...

The trouble with those references, though, is that none of them predates Tierney's autobiography, which was first published 15 years after the Christie novel.

What we really want is something that...
Forum: Entertainment 28 July 2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 25,276
Posted By VeebleFetzer
Glasses I've found this press article from 1946,...

I've found this press article from 1946, (http://themave.com/Tierney/articles/leave1.htm) which is typical of the Hollywood press puffery of the time, and portrays Tierney's (presumably entirely...
Forum: Entertainment 22 February 2008, 09:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 40,718
Posted By VeebleFetzer
Reading This is true, but at the time it was strictly...

This is true, but at the time it was strictly between Rowling and the writer/director/producer or whoever she spoke to to correct the line in the script. No-one else knew until Rowling revealed it in...
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