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Forum: Urban Legends Contest 25 September 2018, 12:28 PM
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1. What's the name for species of the woodpecker...

1. What's the name for species of the woodpecker family that primarily feed on the fluids of trees, not insects? sapsucker

2. "Anna O," "Wolf Man," "Dora," and "Little Hans" are the aliases of...
Forum: SLC 22 September 2018, 05:43 PM
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Views: 22,824
Posted By musicgeek
Basil Rathbone, the actor, Basil Poledouris, the...

Basil Rathbone, the actor, Basil Poledouris, the film composer... I feel like there are a few more real-life examples, but none I've met personally.

I only learned of the variation in British and...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 19 September 2018, 02:22 AM
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Posted By musicgeek
...and that's what I wasn't sure about. Although...

...and that's what I wasn't sure about. Although hold on - I remember writing a song parody of "Memory" (from "Cats") as part of an 8th grade project in which I referenced the Reagan "I can't...
Forum: NFBSK Gone Wild! 19 September 2018, 02:12 AM
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Views: 598
Posted By musicgeek
As mushrooms are noted for sprouting from old...

As mushrooms are noted for sprouting from old piles of turds, it seems fitting.

Beyond that, I really don't care. He could be hung with the most perfectly formed specimen of manhood to be found...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 18 September 2018, 08:58 PM
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Views: 175,824
Posted By musicgeek
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1990-02-...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1990-02-23-9001160085-story.html It was pretty prominently discussed at the time.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 18 September 2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 175,824
Posted By musicgeek
2. What was, for decades, the only acceptable...

2. What was, for decades, the only acceptable instrument for women to play in an orchestra, with the result that 95% of performers today are still female? flute?

4. As a result of his first major...
Forum: SLC 17 September 2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,743
Posted By musicgeek
I learned that there's an expression hard-boiled...

I learned that there's an expression hard-boiled police detectives use for blankly staring at someone when what they're saying doesn't make any sense: "Blinking limes." As in, "so this guy's feeding...
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 September 2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By musicgeek
That does sound like a similar scenario, erwins. ...

That does sound like a similar scenario, erwins. I wonder if that's what it will turn out to be. Yikes.
Forum: SLC 14 September 2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 22,824
Posted By musicgeek
Stupid question: Has anyone heard any noise on...

Stupid question: Has anyone heard any noise on the "new snopes message board platform" front? A few months ago it looked like we might be seeing something in the not-too-distant future, but I...
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 September 2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By musicgeek
I'm still trying to understand the mechanism by...

I'm still trying to understand the mechanism by which these explosions happened. I've heard "overpressurized gas lines" cited as a possible culprit, but I can't figure out how that would lead to...
Forum: Rantidote 14 September 2018, 01:57 AM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 116,362
Posted By musicgeek
Even within the world of Marvel comics different...

Even within the world of Marvel comics different continuities/different writers have taken different approaches to the god/sufficiently advanced alien issue. I agree that it's not worth debating.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 11 September 2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 175,824
Posted By musicgeek
1. Jessica Tandy, Julie Harris, Jessica Lange,...

1. Jessica Tandy, Julie Harris, Jessica Lange, Cherry Jones and Sally Field played Amanda Wingfield in the five most recent Broadway revivals of what play? The Glass Menagerie

2. What word do...
Forum: Police Blotter 09 September 2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,670
Posted By musicgeek
I'm not saying Avril is correct, but I'm...

I'm not saying Avril is correct, but I'm wondering how your anecdote about CERT contradicts her position. How were you evaluated on the training exercise given the way it played out? Was an...
Forum: SLC 05 September 2018, 02:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,409
Posted By musicgeek
:lol: Love me a good WZ reference.

:lol: Love me a good WZ reference.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 04 September 2018, 03:14 PM
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Views: 175,824
Posted By musicgeek
That's the one for #1, Seaboe! Should have...

That's the one for #1, Seaboe! Should have remembered.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 04 September 2018, 11:38 AM
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Views: 175,824
Posted By musicgeek
1. Plato's "Ring of Gyges" and the mythological...

1. Plato's "Ring of Gyges" and the mythological Cap of Hades both possessed what unusual power? I swear I used to know the Cap of Hades one...Raising the dead?

2. Influenced by William Lloyd...
Forum: SLC 02 September 2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,409
Posted By musicgeek
An Australian pirate ship? Queensland's Revenge....

An Australian pirate ship? Queensland's Revenge. (I know you're nowhere near Queensland, but it was the easiest Australian-themed rewrite of a famous pirate ship name I could think of.)

Or you...
Forum: Book Corner 02 September 2018, 03:19 AM
Replies: 890
Views: 521,176
Posted By musicgeek
Reading a Leonard Bernstein biography by Meryle...

Reading a Leonard Bernstein biography by Meryle Secrest. It's pretty good, but the author has the annoying habit of describing people by using quotations that are actually about totally different...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 29 August 2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 175,824
Posted By musicgeek
2. A recent promotion for what Cartoon Network TV...

2. A recent promotion for what Cartoon Network TV series will send two lucky fans to next month's "Pickle Day" on New York's Lower East Side? Must be Rick and Morty

3. What does the successful and...
Forum: Amusement Bark 29 August 2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,009
Posted By musicgeek
IIRC, Mark Mothersbaugh (of Devo) said of "Dare...

IIRC, Mark Mothersbaugh (of Devo) said of "Dare to Be Stupid" (deliberately written/performed in the style of Devo)" "It's beautiful. I hate him."

ETA: Found the full quote on Wikipedia:
Forum: Rantidote 28 August 2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 108,456
Posted By musicgeek
Would they happen to be a flamboyant pioneer of...

Would they happen to be a flamboyant pioneer of rock and roll and an impressionist? That's kind of cool, but I can see how it would get annoying quickly.

There was a guy in my college a cappella...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 26 August 2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,159
Posted By musicgeek
Multiple news outlets are now posting that Sen....

Multiple news outlets are now posting that Sen. McCain has passed.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 22 August 2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 175,824
Posted By musicgeek
1. What eventually traded hands due to the...

1. What eventually traded hands due to the Torrijos-Carter Treaties? WAG - The Panama Canal?

2. Which Greek goddess won the golden apple in the so-called "Judgment of Paris"? Aphrodite

3. Only...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 08 August 2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,331
Posted By musicgeek
I love our vacuum sealer - our first one remains...

I love our vacuum sealer - our first one remains the only thing I bought directly from a TV ad, before they were widely available in stores. I've been thinking about trying sous vide for a while,...
Forum: Rantidote 06 August 2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 116,362
Posted By musicgeek
Amen! My wife has an allergy to cinnamon...

Amen! My wife has an allergy to cinnamon fragrance, and hates the things.
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