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Forum: Amusement Bark 15 November 2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
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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: 9
Views: 150
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: 9
Views: 150
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: 251
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: 18
Views: 309
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: 251
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: 251
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: 1
Views: 120
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: 251
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: 31
Views: 755
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: 18
Views: 309
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: 197
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: 130
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: 197
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: 197
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: 18
Views: 309
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: 183
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: 183
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...
Forum: Police Blotter 09 November 2018, 02:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By E. Q. Taft
4 Laws That Could Stem the Rising Threat of Mass Shootings

The right gun laws do prevent shootings, research strongly indicates. And these laws do not mean confiscating everybody’s guns. Scientific American spoke with Garen Wintemute, director of the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 November 2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,002
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Certainly most of the chatter I was hearing...

Certainly most of the chatter I was hearing before the election was that it was the suburban districts that were turning blue. They may align with the Republicans on many issues, but a lot of them...
Forum: Police Blotter 08 November 2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By E. Q. Taft
United States The other problem, of course, is that the NRA...

The other problem, of course, is that the NRA these days is really representing the gun industry, not gun owners. They're certainly going to be dead set against anything that might result in lower...
Forum: Police Blotter 08 November 2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By E. Q. Taft
So, here's something I've been pondering lately. ...

So, here's something I've been pondering lately. The Supreme Court has said that the right to bear arms is an individual right. However, would it be an unreasonable infringement to limit how many...
Forum: Police Blotter 08 November 2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Group that survived Las Vegas massacre was at California bar shooting

For one large group of people at a Southern California bar where a gunman killed 12 people Wednesday night, it was their second narrow escape from a mass shooting. One man said he and others inside...
Forum: Rantidote 08 November 2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I have attempted to use the argument that one...

I have attempted to use the argument that one reason that insurance (including government insurance) should cover abortion, and birth control for that matter, is that people who can't afford them on...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 November 2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,002
Posted By E. Q. Taft
For me, the conflict was on Prop 8. While I...

For me, the conflict was on Prop 8. While I think it addressed legitimate issues -- problems with the quality and availability of dialysis care -- I was not at all convinced that it was the right...
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