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Forum: Urban Legends Contest 15 May 2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 872
Views: 125,134
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1. What video game brand takes its name from the...

1. What video game brand takes its name from the fact that it was originally a shoe-leather company founded in Hartford in 1932? Must be Coleco, which is presumably short for Connecticut Leather...
Forum: Techno-Babble 09 May 2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,664
Posted By musicgeek
Am the only one annoyed by the AI's uptalking...

Am the only one annoyed by the AI's uptalking (https://www.npr.org/2015/07/23/425608745/from-upspeak-to-vocal-fry-are-we-policing-young-womens-voices)?

(Wikipedia's more scholarly definition here....
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 08 May 2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 872
Views: 125,134
Posted By musicgeek
First off, a correction to Mr. Jennings: Peter is...

First off, a correction to Mr. Jennings: Peter is portrayed by the strings; the flute is the bird.

1. What action might be accompanied by a Mexican saying "bueno," a Spaniard saying "diga," or an...
Forum: Techno-Babble 07 May 2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By musicgeek
Most forum code (most HTML code, in fact)...

Most forum code (most HTML code, in fact) automatically eliminates duplicate spaces and sometimes return blots - I swear I'm typing the following with:

One return and one space between words,

...
Forum: Police Blotter 26 April 2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By musicgeek
There's some background/breakdown of the "incel"...

There's some background/breakdown of the "incel" thing here: https://twitter.com/arshymann/status/988818797086871558?s=21
Forum: Police Blotter 25 April 2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,310
Posted By musicgeek
UEL, should there be a link there? I see blue...

UEL, should there be a link there? I see blue text, but can't click.
Forum: Police Blotter 25 April 2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,524
Posted By musicgeek
I always think of the Canadian animated short "To...

I always think of the Canadian animated short "To Be" when this topic comes up: https://www.nfb.ca/film/to_be/
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 24 April 2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 872
Views: 125,134
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: 452
Views: 34,178
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: 22
Views: 1,808
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: 483
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: 522
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: 843
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: 51
Views: 2,524
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: 843
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: 452
Views: 34,178
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: 29
Views: 2,249
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: 872
Views: 125,134
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: 2,374
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: 157,660
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: 3,042
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: 1,784
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: 1,134
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: 1,134
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: 1,784
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...
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