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Forum: Urban Legends Contest 20 February 2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 19,695
Posted By Don Enrico
1. What 15th-century Dutch painter was heavily...

1. What 15th-century Dutch painter was heavily influenced by the Irish knight Tundale and his visions of heaven and hell?

I'm not even sure I'm in the right century: Breugel

3. In 1935, a...
Forum: We've Got Mail 19 February 2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 207,975
Posted By Don Enrico
Why is it always the second term? Obama was...

Why is it always the second term? Obama was supposed to take away all the guns in his second term, now it's Trum exposing all demons in his second term. Why not do it the first time around?
Forum: Rantidote 18 February 2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 46,095
Posted By Don Enrico
That's truely terrible. I can't imagine why any...

That's truely terrible. I can't imagine why any stonemason would do the work. Etching the back of a headstone must be uncommon enough to properly check whether the person asking for it to be done has...
Forum: Techno-Babble 14 February 2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By Don Enrico
We could always try to help Opportunity fulfill...

We could always try to help Opportunity fulfill it's aim of finding water on mars: https://what-if.xkcd.com/54/
Forum: Techno-Babble 14 February 2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By Don Enrico
Good bye, Opportunity! We'll come and pick you up...

Good bye, Opportunity! We'll come and pick you up some day, promised!
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 13 February 2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 19,695
Posted By Don Enrico
6. What holiday does the word "paschal" refer to?...

6. What holiday does the word "paschal" refer to?

That should be Easter.
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 February 2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By Don Enrico
Judge The story and the movie are known in Germany...

The story and the movie are known in Germany mainly since the Johnny Depp movie. Roald Dahls books are not as well known as they should be, and I certainly wouldn't consider them "childhood staples",...
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 February 2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By Don Enrico
TV Jusenkyo no Pikachu, you did it again. What is...

Jusenkyo no Pikachu, you did it again. What is "this subject" you want to discuss? I can't watch the video (I'm at work). I might be inclined to try and open the video at another time if the topic...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 February 2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,344
Posted By Don Enrico
A question of understanding: In Germany,...

A question of understanding:

In Germany, income tax has several rates for several brackets, the higher the bracket, the higher the rate. However, you pay the higher rate only on the part of your...
Forum: Social Studies 05 February 2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,483
Posted By Don Enrico
"Zar" of course. As long as you are German, that...

"Zar" of course. As long as you are German, that is.
Forum: SLC 30 January 2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 16,561
Posted By Don Enrico
Gutter Monkey, that is very sad! Wishing all the...

Gutter Monkey, that is very sad! Wishing all the best to you and your family!
Forum: Rantidote 30 January 2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 46,095
Posted By Don Enrico
United Kingdom Richard ordering the glasses in the end of March...

Richard ordering the glasses in the end of March would have put the delivery date into the time after Brexit on 29th of March. I was playing on the prospect of a "hard Brexit" without any treaty...
Forum: SLC 30 January 2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 30,044
Posted By Don Enrico
It's not that we don't have our own museum ...

It's not that we don't have our own museum (https://speyer.technik-museum.de/en/)dedicated to - among others - air and space.
Forum: Rantidote 29 January 2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 46,095
Posted By Don Enrico
United Kingdom Good thing you ordered them now and not in the...

Good thing you ordered them now and not in the end of March...

:fish:

Ouch! What was that for?
Forum: SLC 29 January 2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 30,044
Posted By Don Enrico
Pun aside, she is a registered "flying monument",...

Pun aside, she is a registered "flying monument", so even if she won't be flying anymore, she will most likely be kept as a museum piece. Hamburg doesn't have an aviation museum, though, so she might...
Forum: SLC 28 January 2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 30,044
Posted By Don Enrico
Hijacking the "happy" thread to lament the fact...

Hijacking the "happy" thread to lament the fact that this plane (seen here while flying over Hamburg, as she did until last year) will probably have to stay grounded from now one unless a new sponsor...
Forum: SLC 28 January 2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 711
Views: 60,421
Posted By Don Enrico
Vatican City (TLD .va) has a population of just...

Vatican City (TLD .va) has a population of just 1.000 (2017 estimate according to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vatican_City)) or even just 800 (according to the states own website...
Forum: Rantidote 24 January 2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 46,095
Posted By Don Enrico
Royalty I'm far from nitpicking :):p, but there is this...

I'm far from nitpicking :):p, but there is this thing about the Kingdom of Prussia annexing Hanover in 1866, and the German revolution of 1918-19 abolishing all privileges based on birth, social...
Forum: Rantidote 24 January 2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 46,095
Posted By Don Enrico
I would think that .gb should be reserved for...

I would think that .gb should be reserved for what remains of the UK once Northern Irland votes to be united with the Republic of Ireland.
Forum: SLC 24 January 2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 30,044
Posted By Don Enrico
That's really cool!

That's really cool!
Forum: Social Studies 22 January 2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,483
Posted By Don Enrico
That's just typical of 7ers! We are different!...

That's just typical of 7ers! We are different! 8ers R no h8ers! Why can't we just agree to disagree and live peacefully together? Ebony and Ivory...

:)

Those starting with an upstroke, on the...
Forum: SLC 21 January 2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 30,044
Posted By Don Enrico
Maybe we should take this over to the other...

Maybe we should take this over to the other "Litte Things..." thread? I had to find the modell number to download the firmware update, because while the TV asked me to update the firmware to be able...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 January 2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,740
Posted By Don Enrico
Germany Hijack: What exactly is the meaning of calling...

Hijack: What exactly is the meaning of calling somebody "Herr ..." in such a context? I understand that it means linking the person or his behaviour to Germans, and specifically to Germans in WW II....
Forum: SLC 21 January 2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 30,044
Posted By Don Enrico
I know, right? It's been annoying me since we...

I know, right? It's been annoying me since we have a flat screen TV. I mean, they are meant to be hung on the wall, they are presented like that in ads and in the shops - would it be to much for the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 January 2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,360
Posted By Don Enrico
You see the problem? I can't find the quote...

You see the problem?

I can't find the quote now, but over the weekend, UK trade secretary Fox said something to the effect that you can't rule out a no-deal-Brexit because that would mean giving...
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