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Forum: Amusement Bark 03 April 2018, 01:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,508
Posted By hoitoider
Been a fan of JCS since the movie in the 70's;...

Been a fan of JCS since the movie in the 70's; other than that I've only seen a British production on TV a while back. I thought this was very well done, esp. the audience interaction and energy...
Forum: Crash and Burn 23 March 2018, 02:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,434
Posted By hoitoider
Yes, if the tubes are hollow they're definitely...

Yes, if the tubes are hollow they're definitely not structural in any real sense. If so they would be full of cables. This is a series of pics from construction of the Ravenel Bridge in Charleston,...
Forum: Crash and Burn 22 March 2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,434
Posted By hoitoider
A popular photo of the Golden Gate bridge under...

A popular photo of the Golden Gate bridge under construction:

link (https://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/golden-gate-bridge-construction-06.jpg?quality=85)

I actually bought a copy &...
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 October 2017, 01:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,451
Posted By hoitoider
Also in Center, Row P. Seemed to work good with...

Also in Center, Row P. Seemed to work good with Apr 14 being Saturday. Will have to see if any others are going as it gets closer, perhaps have a meetup.
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 October 2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,451
Posted By hoitoider
Just got a pretty decent orchestra level seat at...

Just got a pretty decent orchestra level seat at the Miller Theater in Augusta, GA. Looks like an interesting venue; originally built in 1940, closed in 1984, being renovated and scheduled to...
Forum: SLC 27 September 2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 13,147
Posted By hoitoider
I remember the first walk on the moon very...

I remember the first walk on the moon very clearly; I was 7.
Forum: Crash and Burn 27 September 2017, 12:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 23,772
Posted By hoitoider
This is what I was thinking might've happened: ...

This is what I was thinking might've happened:



The doors should also have had weatherstripping or something to keep smoke out, even in an interior corridor. The replacement doors probably...
Forum: Amusement Bark 17 September 2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,126
Posted By hoitoider
I didn't think he was miscast as Paul in 'The...

I didn't think he was miscast as Paul in 'The Last Temptation of Christ' (per the Variety article). I thought he built on his earlier role as a 'crooked preacher' in John Huston’s “Wise Blood” (saw...
Forum: Amusement Bark 15 September 2017, 01:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,721
Posted By hoitoider
All of the heads of the Seven Families...

All of the heads of the Seven Families...
Forum: Amusement Bark 01 April 2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,898
Posted By hoitoider
Icon22 Buffalo Bills acquire quarterback Tom Brady in...

Buffalo Bills acquire quarterback Tom Brady in trade with New England

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/news/buffalo-bills-acquire-quarterback-tom-143027470.html
Forum: Weird News 25 February 2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 15,080
Posted By hoitoider
Cheer Portsmouth couple wins lottery for fourth time!

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A couple has won the lottery not once, but four times now!

http://wtkr.com/2017/02/24/portsmouth-couple-wins-lottery-for-fourth-time/
Forum: Soapbox Derby 03 February 2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,267
Posted By hoitoider
Reminds me of a local SE Va band popular in the...

Reminds me of a local SE Va band popular in the late 80's / early 90's that's still going:

http://www.leftwingfascists.com/

They do novelty songs about things like driving a Yugo and shopping...
Forum: Moot Court 21 August 2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 29,460
Posted By hoitoider
Icon605 Airlines have lost $35 billion...

Airlines have lost $35 billion (https://priceonomics.com/can-airlines-make-money/) since deregulation in 1978. Of course it's way cheaper to fly now then it was 40+ years ago, when accounting for...
Forum: Moot Court 30 June 2016, 12:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,493
Posted By hoitoider
Icon102 The Case of the Perjured Parrot The only...

The Case of the Perjured Parrot

The only witness to a rich man's murder is his parrot, who keeps repeating the suspect's name. But in court, everyone is surprised at what the bird says next. ...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 17 June 2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,491
Posted By hoitoider
A lot of the signs in South Carolina are like...

A lot of the signs in South Carolina are like this:

https://michaelswoodcraft.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/do-not-feed-the-alligator-sign-hilton-head-south-carolina.gif
Forum: Wild Kingdom 15 June 2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,491
Posted By hoitoider
I've learned that one has to be careful of the...

I've learned that one has to be careful of the shoreline, esp. at night. People here have lost dogs by walking them by the edge of the water. A golfer lost an arm just reaching into the water for...
Forum: Rantidote 13 May 2016, 01:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 57,713
Posted By hoitoider
Icon23 I saw where the Greek Festival is this weekend;...

I saw where the Greek Festival is this weekend; haven't been in years but remember the food being very good and a pretty big crowd.

http://norfolkgreekfestival.com/
Forum: Techno-Babble 14 April 2016, 01:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,881
Posted By hoitoider
Australia Scientist on Climate Change (from 1947)

I've seen links to a couple of stories that were in Australian newspapers about the same event at the end of May 1947:





Pretty amazing language; wasn't sure if this had been posted before...
Forum: Business Bytes 01 April 2016, 01:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,619
Posted By hoitoider
Zaha Hadid, Groundbreaking Architect, Dies at 65

Dame Zaha Hadid, the Iraqi-born British architect whose soaring structures left a mark on skylines and imaginations around the world and in the process reshaped architecture for the modern age, died...
Forum: SLC 24 March 2016, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,968
Posted By hoitoider
Baseball I remember stuff like during a pitcher warm-up or...

I remember stuff like during a pitcher warm-up or something on a Sat. afternoon game of the week Vin Scully would cue a picture of Joe as a young man and when shown Joe would longingly say "Look at...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 March 2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,325
Posted By hoitoider
Icon06 RIP Keith. Nice - Brandenburger Live 1969...

RIP Keith.

Nice - Brandenburger Live 1969 (https://youtu.be/msX_v0s79oU)
Forum: Social Studies 04 March 2016, 12:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,424
Posted By hoitoider
Read This! I was googling the subject and came across this...

I was googling the subject and came across this article from last fall:

How Pete Carroll's rugby-style tackle is changing college football



It's kind of interesting b/c as a young teen in...
Forum: Techno-Babble 26 February 2016, 01:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,570
Posted By hoitoider
Ponder Earth May Be a 1-in-700-Quintillion Kind of Place

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2016/02/22/earth-is-a-1-in-700-quintillion-kind-of-place/
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 January 2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,836
Posted By hoitoider
Huge fan; my favorite album of his is still "The...

Huge fan; my favorite album of his is still "The Man Who Sold the World", followed by "Low", which is definitely an acquired taste. I saw him in 1983 on the Serious Moonlight tour; he was very good,...
Forum: SLC 22 December 2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,532
Posted By hoitoider
I went to a Santa for several years in the 1960's...

I went to a Santa for several years in the 1960's at a popular department store in a near-by city from where I lived. Many years later I saw pictures of my nephews with the same Santa in the 2000's. ...
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