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Forum: Book Corner 15 February 2019, 01:37 PM
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Enjoy! This book got me through an incredibly...

Enjoy! This book got me through an incredibly difficult time at the place I was working then. Yes, it's time-travel fantasy satire, but (as usual for Pratchett), there are some pretty deep things...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 12 February 2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 18,939
Posted By musicgeek
7. What unusual distinction is shared by these...

7. What unusual distinction is shared by these children's authors? Margaret Wise Brown, Meg Cabot, Lewis Carroll, Louise Fitzhugh, Ezra Jack Keats, Edward Lear, Beatrix Potter, Maurice Sendak, Dr....
Forum: Amusement Bark 10 February 2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,134
Posted By musicgeek
Wasn't that the series that was tied in with toys...

Wasn't that the series that was tied in with toys you were supposed to point at the screen, and if you took a hit (I believe there was some sort of optical sensor) your pilot would eject?
Forum: Amusement Bark 09 February 2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,134
Posted By musicgeek
That is great.

That is great.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 February 2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,529
Posted By musicgeek
That is freakin' great. (Love Borowitz.) I like...

That is freakin' great. (Love Borowitz.) I like the Howard Sdhultz dig at the end, too.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 05 February 2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 18,939
Posted By musicgeek
1. Over the weekend, LeBron James and Kevin...

1. Over the weekend, LeBron James and Kevin Durant wore jerseys numbered "7" to honor what player from a different sport--who hasn't worn that jersey number in over two years? Must be Colin...
Forum: Police Blotter 04 February 2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By musicgeek
Right. Which is what makes the insinuations so...

Right. Which is what makes the insinuations so maddening. I believe that I read that two people were wanted for questioning (don't know if they got a hold of them or not), so hopefully they're...
Forum: Police Blotter 04 February 2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By musicgeek
Thank you for putting into words what I've been...

Thank you for putting into words what I've been thinking. I don't want to say that I doubt the story - worse things can and do happen, sadly, all the time. But as you say, there's been a lot of...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 01 February 2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,529
Posted By musicgeek
I can't say what the artist's specific intent...

I can't say what the artist's specific intent was, but I read "in fairness... better..." as a means of explaining people's affection for religious belief - i.e., belief sounds more appealing than...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 01 February 2019, 02:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,529
Posted By musicgeek
My friends (who are pastors, have their...

My friends (who are pastors, have their doctorates in theology, and have taught at Yale Divinity School) thought it was a pretty good summation of the concepts (and "pretty impressive for a...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 31 January 2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,529
Posted By musicgeek
I got nothin'. I think that, as erwins...

I got nothin'.

I think that, as erwins points out, people tie themselves in knots trying to account for bad things happening if they believe in an all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-good God. ...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 31 January 2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,529
Posted By musicgeek
I don't think that most mainline denomination...

I don't think that most mainline denomination Christians actually believe this, but now you have me wondering what the official doctrine of my church is, beliefs/actions of individual members,...
Forum: Spook Central 26 January 2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 896
Posted By musicgeek
Trapped in a hoax: survivors of conspiracy theories speak out

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/23/conspiracy-theories-internet-survivors-truth

Good article looking at some real-life impact of conspiracy theories.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 25 January 2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By musicgeek
There's always been some discussion about the...

There's always been some discussion about the actual viability of a third party, but typically, the third party efforts have grown from what might be considered the fringe elements, working to...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 22 January 2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 18,939
Posted By musicgeek
1. What 1756-1763 conflict has been called "World...

1. What 1756-1763 conflict has been called "World War Zero" because it involved every major European power and took place on five continents? The French and Indian War? If so, I'll have to do some...
Forum: Social Studies 22 January 2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,403
Posted By musicgeek
The best test I know of for eye dominance is to...

The best test I know of for eye dominance is to hold up a finger, pen, etc. at arms length and align it with an object in the distance. Cover one eye at a time and note the position of the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 January 2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By musicgeek
Yep. And they also continued to modernize the...

Yep. And they also continued to modernize the character in subsequent series - I remember the Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys "Casefiles" team-up being quite different in tone from the original books.
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 21 January 2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,522
Posted By musicgeek
If a biscuit or pancake recipe uses baking powder...

If a biscuit or pancake recipe uses baking powder (which contains both the acid and base) for leavening, you probably won't notice much of a difference. If there's a mixture of baking powder and a...
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 January 2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By musicgeek
[QUOTE=Jusenkyo no Pikachu;1994964]Oh dear....

[QUOTE=Jusenkyo no Pikachu;1994964]Oh dear. (https://youtu.be/2HWOb4skqTI)

IMDB page for movie (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8323104/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm)

1) Bess is played by...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 21 January 2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,522
Posted By musicgeek
Ganzfeld, out of curiosity, are you adding an...

Ganzfeld, out of curiosity, are you adding an acid to your buttermilk recipes when not using buttermilk? (I'm assuming that's part of your "adjustment.")

I had a friend in college who was so...
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 January 2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 43,619
Posted By musicgeek
Saw the 2018 version of A Wrinkle In Time last...

Saw the 2018 version of A Wrinkle In Time last night (my 10 year old was assigned to watch it to go along with the in-class study of the book). It wasn't a horrible movie, but it wasn't a great...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 January 2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By musicgeek
I'll agree that the TV show, movies, etc., didn't...

I'll agree that the TV show, movies, etc., didn't catch the tone of the original one-panel cartoons, but in fairness, I probably wouldn't have taken an interest in the original cartoons if I hadn't...
Forum: Amusement Bark 18 January 2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By musicgeek
The "Gru"-looking character is pretty close to...

The "Gru"-looking character is pretty close to Chas Addams' original designs for the character that would come to be known as Uncle Fester.
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Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 16 January 2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By musicgeek
If you don't mind a garlicky-oniony flavor, I...

If you don't mind a garlicky-oniony flavor, I guess you could.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 15 January 2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 18,939
Posted By musicgeek
1. In addition to their day jobs as peasants,...

1. In addition to their day jobs as peasants, what did hoplites do in ancient Greece?

2. Who's the only Shakespearean character to die by drowning? Ophelia

3. Lignite is the "brown" type of...
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