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Forum: Social Studies 20 April 2018, 10:11 PM
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Posted By Steve
Yeah, if he was smart he'd announce that laws...

Yeah, if he was smart he'd announce that laws would be decided using blockchain. I don't really know what blockchain is but I'd invest heavily in their bonds.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 17 April 2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 114,783
Posted By Steve
1) Madagascar? 2) Owl 3) Got to be the...

1) Madagascar?

2) Owl

3) Got to be the Australian Open, I assume

4) Harvey Milk

6) Prostitutes
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 27 March 2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 114,783
Posted By Steve
musicgeek, are the two you've seen Miracle on...

musicgeek, are the two you've seen Miracle on 34th Street and Castaway? Because those fit. It's been a while since I've seen Sunset Boulevard so I don't remember if that does as well.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 27 March 2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 114,783
Posted By Steve
1. In what city might you see a "second line"...

1. In what city might you see a "second line" funeral?New Orleans

2. What name did geographer Ferdinand von Richtofen--the Red Baron's uncle--coin in 1877 for a historical trade route between...
Forum: Moot Court 23 March 2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,267
Posted By Steve
I get that we all have different interests, but I...

I get that we all have different interests, but I have the opposite reaction.

My interest in whether he's a decent person compared to him being found guilty of saying something grossly offensive,...
Forum: Moot Court 20 March 2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,267
Posted By Steve
I was wondering how it was decided if something...

I was wondering how it was decided if something said was "grossly offensive", which apparently is enough to send someone to jail, and I found this...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 20 March 2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 114,783
Posted By Steve
No, that didn't start till a few years later.

No, that didn't start till a few years later.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 20 March 2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 114,783
Posted By Steve
Yeah, I probably got that one wrong. I just...

Yeah, I probably got that one wrong. I just remembered that the company I named started around then and they (obviously) made a different product than they make today. But I couldn't remember what...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 20 March 2018, 12:27 PM
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Views: 114,783
Posted By Steve
I think 1 is Nintendo

I think 1 is Nintendo
Forum: Weird News 14 March 2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,910
Posted By Steve
I suppose even Paula wouldn't know for sure. It...

I suppose even Paula wouldn't know for sure. It could be that Stan was able to manipulate Ruth because she was paranoid about her ex's real ties to organized crime, or (what seems a lot more likely...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 13 March 2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 114,783
Posted By Steve
For number 7 I'm going to go with they all have...

For number 7 I'm going to go with they all have fruit on the cover. It works for the Velvet Underground, which just shows a banana, and Pet Sounds shows the Beach Boys feeding animals (goats?). I'm...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 03 March 2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,053
Posted By Steve
So the steel tariff would obviously be bad for US...

So the steel tariff would obviously be bad for US car manufacturers, but, uh, good news for them? <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If the E.U. wants to further...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 03 March 2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,053
Posted By Steve
'Trade wars are good,' Trump says

U.S. President Donald Trump struck a defiant tone on Friday, saying trade wars were good and easy to win, after his plan to put tariffs on steel and aluminum imports triggered threats of retaliation...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 27 February 2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 114,783
Posted By Steve
Yeah, the only one I got this week was 5, and...

Yeah, the only one I got this week was 5, and that was sheer coincidence. This morning I read an article about architecture in France and it mentioned that I.M. Pei designed the pyramid outside the...
Forum: Weird News 25 February 2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,910
Posted By Steve
'The story of a weird world I was warned never to tell'

Pauline Dakin's childhood in Canada in the 1970s was full of secrets, disruption and unpleasant surprises. She wasn't allowed to talk about her family life with anyone - and it wasn't until she was...
Forum: Social Studies 24 February 2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 24,797
Posted By Steve
Revision: Female-named hurricanes are most likely not deadlier than male hurricanes

Three years ago, a scientific study claimed that storms named Debby are predisposed to kill more people than storms named Don. The study alleged that people donít take female-named storms as...
Forum: SLC 21 February 2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 839
Views: 49,765
Posted By Steve
Same way the US media discusses Dick Cheney. By...

Same way the US media discusses Dick Cheney. By accusing it of being the one really in charge during the Bush administration. And, also, by using it's nickname without worrying about the vulgarity....
Forum: History 20 February 2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,870
Posted By Steve
Another article on the topic:...

Another article on the topic:...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 13 February 2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 114,783
Posted By Steve
Not true, kitap. In Winnie-the-Pooh the tube is...

Not true, kitap. In Winnie-the-Pooh the tube is wooden.

Actually, I think the answer to 7 is that they all have maps.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 06 February 2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 114,783
Posted By Steve
But Poland has been divided I think 4 times. And...

But Poland has been divided I think 4 times. And if it's referring to some specific type of division and reunification, then was Japan ever divided and reunited?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 02 February 2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,168
Posted By Steve
I don't think its true that most countries are...

I don't think its true that most countries are created by vanquishing opponents, but Israel certainly would count as one of the countries that was formed that way. Saying that Britain just gave them...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 02 February 2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,168
Posted By Steve
Thanks for the article. This bit has me...

Thanks for the article. This bit has me wondering: Is this new law really so new? It sounds like they have something similar already on the books.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 02 February 2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,168
Posted By Steve
I don't think that's true. I'm not defending the...

I don't think that's true. I'm not defending the bill, but some places I've seen are reporting that it makes it illegal to blame Poles for crimes during the Holocaust. Here's the legislation...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 30 January 2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 114,783
Posted By Steve
Dr. Winston O'Boogie, Clemente played for the...

Dr. Winston O'Boogie, Clemente played for the Pirates.
I think Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax is the youngest inductee into the baseball HOF, but as far as I know that's just because he retired young...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 30 January 2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 114,783
Posted By Steve
5) the swan 6) There was a discussion about...

5) the swan

6) There was a discussion about this when a question 7 somewhere above included the name William Morris
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