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Forum: Social Studies 20 October 2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 938
Posted By BrianB
Ponder erwins, thanks for starting this thread since I...

erwins, thanks for starting this thread since I also find these discussions fascinating.

Ditto. The difference is subtle but I can hear the difference when I say those words.

However, according...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 October 2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By BrianB
No From the OP article: I agree 100%. And it's...

From the OP article:

I agree 100%. And it's not just the QANON folks. Fathom Events (https://www.fathomevents.com) (!) recently distributed the docudrama The Trump Prophecy...
Forum: Rantidote 20 October 2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 21,036
Posted By BrianB
Computer More on The Future Liberals Want Meme

Me too! :D


There may have been other versions of the meme but this one from March 2017 is the one I'm familiar with:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en"...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 30 September 2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By BrianB
Frying Pan Why Did An Octopus-Wielding Sea Lion Slap A Kayaker In The Face?

"Why Did An Octopus-Wielding Sea Lion Slap A Kayaker In The Face?" NPR 28 September 2018...
Forum: Amusement Bark 27 September 2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By BrianB
Disney Great trailer! :D I also have to give...

Great trailer! :D

I also have to give Disney/Marvel's marketing team a lot of credit. It's obvious they knew that fanboys/fangirls would love the Skrull reference in that scene whereas most...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 27 September 2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By BrianB
New Zealand Seal slaps man with octopus in NZ

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-45660839/seal-slaps-man-with-octopus-in-nz



<iframe width="400" height="500" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Fauxtography 12 September 2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,554
Posted By BrianB
Royalty The Argonath in Australia (aka "Slot Canyons")

I saw the following on Twitter yesterday:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Slot Canyons in Australia <a...
Forum: Politics 12 September 2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,182
Posted By BrianB
Read This! "No, Donald Trump, we are not giving Iran $150...

"No, Donald Trump, we are not giving Iran $150 billion for 'nothing'" Politifact 17 March 2016...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 August 2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,128
Posted By BrianB
Glasses I can't speak for Silas, but I have a Harlan...

I can't speak for Silas, but I have a Harlan Ellison story. Back in the '70s Ellison had a book signing at the Change of Hobbit bookstore in Westwood. That was quite a drive for me at the time so I...
Forum: Book Corner 14 August 2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By BrianB
Reading A Survey of Some of the Best Science Fiction Ever Published

Full title: "A Survey of Some of the Best Science Fiction Ever Published (Thanks to Judy-Lynn Del Rey)"...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 August 2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 25,248
Posted By BrianB
Throw Tomato I saw Sorry to Bother You...

I saw Sorry to Bother You (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5688932/) and after two weeks I'm still not sure what to think of it. The first two two-thirds is really great, comedic, near-future science...
Forum: SLC 05 August 2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 33,036
Posted By BrianB
United Kingdom On Wednesday I had dinner with some current and...

On Wednesday I had dinner with some current and former coworkers. Afterwards, when I went out to my car (a 2013 Mini Cooper Clubman) I saw an original Mini Cooper Clubman parked next to it.

<a...
Forum: Techno-Babble 25 June 2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,458
Posted By BrianB
Teacher Gemini, Blue Gemini, Gemini B, and Big Gemini. Oh my! (Hijack and long post warning.)

I don't post as much as I used to but this thread encouraged me since it it touches and space program and local history. :) First, I need to clarify some terms.


NASA's Project Gemini...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 03 June 2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,167
Posted By BrianB
Icon81 Poor people die younger in the U.S. That skews American politics.

Washington Post 31 May 2018 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/05/31/because-poor-people-die-younger-in-the-u-s-our-politics-are-more-unequal-than-elsewhere/)

Brian
Forum: Police Blotter 21 May 2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,672
Posted By BrianB
United States The following tweet is in regards to Cynthia...

The following tweet is in regards to Cynthia Tisdale, who was one of the victims.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is such an American story.<br>1)...
Forum: Amusement Bark 16 April 2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 25,248
Posted By BrianB
Throw Tomato I saw A Quiet Place...

I saw A Quiet Place (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6644200/) last week and really enjoyed it. It was a really neat mixture of science fiction and horror with a great story and performances. Also, I'm...
Forum: Amusement Bark 16 April 2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,732
Posted By BrianB
TV I've seen five episodes so far and and I...

I've seen five episodes so far and and I definitely have mixed feelings. On the plus side,



So far, I'm enjoying the whole subplot with the robot and how it's an AI and not part of the original...
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 March 2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,732
Posted By BrianB
I wasn't expecting much but I was really...

I wasn't expecting much but I was really impressed by the trailer. Really looking forward to the series now. Also, I found Entertainment Weekly...
Forum: SLC 12 February 2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,538
Posted By BrianB
Fright While writing my post I realized hadn't noticed...

While writing my post I realized hadn't noticed before. Two of my top scariest scenes involve actor Laurence Harvey (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002131/). Here are mine in chronological order.

1. ...
Forum: SLC 12 February 2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 274,131
Posted By BrianB
Icon605 I was at Target last Friday buying a bottle of...

I was at Target last Friday buying a bottle of juice when the woman behind me said to the cashier "let me scan that for him." She then passed her smartphone to the cashier who scanned some app and I...
Forum: SLC 04 January 2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 274,131
Posted By BrianB
Hello Kitty First state or province, perhaps? West Hollywood,...

First state or province, perhaps? West Hollywood, California (http://msgboard.snopes.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=74;t=000625;p=0), banned the practice in 2003...
Forum: SLC 12 November 2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 148,735
Posted By BrianB
Australia Heh. This is my favorite comment in the comments...

Heh. This is my favorite comment in the comments section for the video:

I've been listening to his other songs and I totally understand this feeling. :) I also like the following from the...
Forum: Science 12 November 2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,574
Posted By BrianB
Icon97 Neat article. Thanks for sharing it. That's...

Neat article. Thanks for sharing it.

That's awesome. :D

The LDS (Mormon) church has very extensive genealogical records due to their belief in baptism of the dead...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 November 2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,814
Posted By BrianB
Japan Trump said 'samurai' Japan should have shot down overflying North Korean missiles

The Japan Times 5 November 2017 (https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/11/05/national/politics-diplomacy/trump-said-japan-shot-overflying-north-korea-missiles/)


Brian
Forum: SLC 05 November 2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 148,735
Posted By BrianB
Australia Everybody, this town, this world, are you big enough?

This has been repeating in my brain the last week or so, especially the second and third parts.
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rvrZJ5C_Nwg" frameborder="0"...
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