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Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 21 January 2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,665
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: 329
Views: 38,947
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: 555
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: 555
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: 340
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: 244
Views: 14,022
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...
Forum: Amusement Bark 15 January 2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By musicgeek
Another obit from Playbill here:...

Another obit from Playbill here: http://www.playbill.com/article/carol-channing-broadways-beloved-dolly-dies-at-97
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 January 2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By musicgeek
A former colleague (himself a successful composer...

A former colleague (himself a successful composer who has written a textbook on film scoring) told a story several years ago about going to a meeting at a director's house and seeing a stack of...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 08 January 2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 14,022
Posted By musicgeek
[QUOTE=Dr. Winston O'Boogie;1994169]I actually...

[QUOTE=Dr. Winston O'Boogie;1994169]I actually know a Question 7 (I think)

Good one!

"All About Soul" by Billy Joel
"All I Want is You" by U2

Got thrown by a couple titles that apply to...
Forum: SLC 08 January 2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 52,567
Posted By musicgeek
My parents, now retired, have a timeshare that...

My parents, now retired, have a timeshare that allows them to swap for other locations in the network. So although they have a reliable New Hampshire resort location to use for two weeks a year...
Forum: SLC 04 January 2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By musicgeek
It was a joke in response to the "Alphabet...

It was a joke in response to the "Alphabet Agencies" of the New Deal, and it hung around for 70 years. We're now just the "BHS International," which is boring, but I guess easier to fit on...
Forum: SLC 04 January 2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By musicgeek
Well, we got an answer, and a video...

Well, we got an answer, and a video demonstration! We were on the right track with "phone cradle," and it turns out it is musical:



link to Facebook video of music box playing "The Old Songs"...
Forum: SLC 03 January 2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By musicgeek
Help identifying mystery object

I thought about posting this in either "Stupid Questions," or "Odd Things You've Seen Today," but figured a new thread would be the most fruitful approach.

Anyone recognize what this odd plastic...
Forum: Book Corner 03 January 2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 548,416
Posted By musicgeek
Just finished Christopher Moore's Fool, and just...

Just finished Christopher Moore's Fool, and just started the same author's A Dirty Job. Enjoyed the first, and enjoying the second so far. There's some truly brilliant stuff, and some that seems to...
Forum: Amusement Bark 02 January 2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 38,947
Posted By musicgeek
Saw Mary Poppins Returns with the family - liked...

Saw Mary Poppins Returns with the family - liked it a lot. I think it was incredibly ballsy to make this particular sequel, and for the most part they pulled it off well. While the songs were fine,...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 25 December 2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 14,022
Posted By musicgeek
1. What Renaissance master painted the "Adoration...

1. What Renaissance master painted the "Adoration of the Magi" seven different times, though he's better known for two canvases depicting springtime? Botticelli

2. Scientists have noted that, in...
Forum: Fun House 21 December 2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Posted By musicgeek
Back when Jon Stewart managed to (essentially)...

Back when Jon Stewart managed to (essentially) get "CrossFire" cancelled just by giving one interview in which he called Carlson out on his hypocrisy and basic awfulness in front of his own audience,...
Forum: Amusement Bark 18 December 2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By musicgeek
She had terrific comic timing, both as an actress...

She had terrific comic timing, both as an actress and director. (I just realized how weird it is that we use feminized "actress," but not "directress." Probably because by the time women were...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 18 December 2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 14,022
Posted By musicgeek
Mine was partly a guess as well, so assuming that...

Mine was partly a guess as well, so assuming that our partial knowledge isn't a complete overlap, I think we'll take it as mutual confirmation. :D
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 18 December 2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 14,022
Posted By musicgeek
1. In England, "skittles" is not a candy but an...

1. In England, "skittles" is not a candy but an early form of what popular modern sport? bowling

2. The first oil rush in U.S. history began in 1859 in what northeastern state? Pennsylvania

3....
Forum: Rantidote 17 December 2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 20,256
Posted By musicgeek
TYSHTTP: An outdoor Christmas Caroling event at...

TYSHTTP: An outdoor Christmas Caroling event at night, on a beach, in December, in New England is a really dumb idea. Making it a "rain or shine" event doubly so.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 December 2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,540
Posted By musicgeek
According to police, the Sandy Hook threat (which...

According to police, the Sandy Hook threat (which was phoned in) was apparently not related to the wave of emailed threats (of which Newtown also received 2), but was an independent hoax. Don't know...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 December 2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,540
Posted By musicgeek
Nevertheless, the school system (wisely, IMO)...

Nevertheless, the school system (wisely, IMO) sent everyone home while police investigated. No need to pile on to the traumatic associations for the SH faculty and staff, or the families.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 December 2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,540
Posted By musicgeek
Sandy Hook Elementary evacuated after threat

https://patch.com/connecticut/newtown/sandy-hook-school-evacuated-after-threat?utm_content=connecticut&utm_campaign=blasts&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&fbclid=IwAR2e0bwbzfokr_5jEZ-hXwUNvv...
Forum: Fun House 14 December 2018, 02:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,922
Posted By musicgeek
The way things are going.... ...

The way things are going....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgtQj8O92eI
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