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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jan 30 04:25:02 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
I'm a little teapot, short and stout!

Everybody sing with me!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jan 30 02:16:07 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Jan 30 02:24:40 2015
Anyone else around?

How legit was that science in Happy Anniversary? cc valMichael



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jan 30 02:02:06 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
One of the best minor characters in the Whedonverse, Anne.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jan 30 01:22:00 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Nothing on tonight, so a few eps of Angel should do nicely.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jan 30 00:39:49 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Home!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Jan 29 21:26:45 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydales Trivial Pursuit

Category: Comics
Question: Britt Reid was the alter ego of what superhero?
Answer: Green Hornet

Trivia Superheroes: OldManFan, notsoShyGirl
Trivia Villains: Maverick!



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Maverick says:
(Thu Jan 29 20:56:45 2015 98.209.65.236) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Jan 29 23:31:49 2015
Trivia Girl: The Yellow Smoking Jacket. BTW, speaking of Brits (not our neighbors across the pond,) do you know Brit Marling or Lake Bell - I constantly mix up those two. Anyone else with the same problem? Could they be the same person?


Agent Cooper: Robin Lord Taylor who plays Oswald Cobblepot is ordinarily blonde but dies his hair for the role. He says he bases his performances on Danny DeVito's original interpretation of "The Penguin" (although I must confess a love of Burgess Meredith's wry turn.) But, methinks, Tayor's original blonde look would be a "separated at birth" twin of Rep. Trey Gowdy (currently head of the House's Benghazi Select Committee.)


How to Stop "Love Jihad". Fascinating article.


Okay, Taylor Swift. Kind of cute; writes her own songs; makes all kinds of money. Would it be asking too much for her to have at least one song I could sing in the shower (my test of real musical talent.)


Really looking forward to a new TV series called "Battle Creek," coming around the first week of March. Stars Dean Winters.


Shade of Bronze: Admirer of Lady Algerina? I'm very proud to say that she read my Buffy fanfic and deigned to become one of my "Recommenders." I mention this in the spirit of shameless self-promotion and invite you once again to give it a try.


Maverick


Theme from Gene Roddenberry's (other) TV Series "Earth - Final Conflict"




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jan 29 17:50:26 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
I think I used that trivia question before! I need to find another trivia source!



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OldManFan says:
(Thu Jan 29 16:55:28 2015 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - the Green Hornet.

OMF



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Thu Jan 29 15:45:00 2015 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Green Hornet



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Jan 29 15:35:21 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydales Trivial Pursuit

Category: Comics
Question: Britt Reid was the alter ego of what superhero?



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valMichael says:
(Thu Jan 29 14:16:22 2015 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: Grifter, and HoneyNut!

Serious New NFL Scandal This Article outlines a new scandal involving New England that's been ongoing since 2006.
Enjoy!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jan 29 14:12:43 2015 209.51.184.48) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe/WolfGuard: Not to eavesdrop, but if there had been Vamps in Stars Hollow, they definitely would have SHINY and way over-chatty for normal vampires. Ugh!!

Anyway, I'm pretty sure that busker fellow with the guitar was some kind of demon. Something shifty about him.


Yeah that's right, I said NORMAL vampires.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Thu Jan 29 14:08:27 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Thursday, January 29th 2015 C.E.

We have TWO (2) Birthdays!



Grifter
HoneyNut


Happy Birthday from the Bronze to Grifter, HoneyNut!



I'm sorry. You were going to ask me to choose, right? Did you want to finish? Zoe, 'War Stories'

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jan 29 14:03:15 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Yay wiccachick!


Happy CD Thursday!



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lostinamerica says:
(Thu Jan 29 13:52:11 2015 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
ChristopherMarlowe--That's
not the Nantucket limerick I
remember ;)


Yay! wiccachick!



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KAM says:
(Thu Jan 29 13:30:06 2015 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY WICCACHICK

KAM
Ty King Fan



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valMichael says:
(Thu Jan 29 13:17:44 2015 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
YAY wiccachick!

wolfguard I have a copy of "The Devil's Dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce. :) I also have a Chess book from 1824 where the newest opening innovation was "Captain Evan's Gambit"!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Thu Jan 29 12:23:14 2015 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for wiccachick!

yay wiccachick!


Happy CD Thursday!



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jan 29 04:40:49 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Depends on the dictionary and the mechanics of the search engine. *g*

Before posting the answer, I checked the definitons. First definition of 'quirky' said ~ strange, unusual, 'but cool'

For 'quaint' ...

"having an old-fashioned or unusual quality or appearance that is usually attractive or appealing."


After you asked, I went to get definitions to post. Merriam-Webster gave the same definition for both; however, when I used 'define' instead of 'definition', then there were differences, again, between 'quirky' and 'quaint'. Schrodinger's Dictionary, the 21st century's answer to The Devil's Dictionary. *g*

For the record, I'm going with 'quaint' having allusions to 'old-fashion', because in Star Trek IV when Scotty was handed a mouse to communicate with the computer he said ~ "how quaint'. *g*



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jan 29 04:31:10 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I have a Livejournal account that I havent' been using much. I could use that to host a fanfic contest, should there be some more general interest in it.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jan 29 03:45:06 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfgaurd Is there a
difference? *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jan 29 03:44:24 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Quirky or quaint.

*g*

WG



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Irishrose says:
(Thu Jan 29 03:34:38 2015 50.26.35.199) [Edit/Delete]
Deadguy memorial QOD:

Offscreen, I would have to say the reported multi-hour fight between Angel and Boone that only ended because the sun came up.

Onscreen, I'd go with Buffy and Faith in Season 3.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jan 29 02:45:32 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard If there were
vampires in Stars Hollow, what would
they have been like?



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jan 29 02:23:54 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Hereabouts

WG



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Thu Jan 29 02:21:20 2015 72.94.222.165) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael I can't go in the bathroom in bare or stocking feet without suffering extreme discomfort form the hard floor. Slippers or shoes only. Afetr I shower, I stand on a folded up rug runner to dry off.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jan 29 02:11:59 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Jan 29 02:13:42 2015
Maybe it is limerick night tonight!

ETA

There was an Old Man of Nantucket
Who kept all his cash in a bucket.
His daughter, called Nan,
Ran away with a man,
And as for the bucket, Nantucket.
- Anonymous



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jan 29 01:21:23 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Are you hereabouts?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jan 29 00:58:41 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
OldManFan The slap fight! Funniest fight I've ever seen on Buffy!



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OldManFan says:
(Thu Jan 29 00:50:33 2015 74.111.112.120) [Edit/Delete]
deadguy QOD - I can't believe
no one mentioned Xander/Harmony. *g

OMF



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jan 29 00:35:48 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael How's the temp down there? It has been hitting the 70s here.



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valMichael says:
(Wed Jan 28 23:29:51 2015 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: Jezebel, Luna, Roanna!

YAY 'stina!

[.b Trivia Girl:
. again, a glove (different type :)

deadguy QOD several already mentioned, plus several others.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Jan 28 21:48:17 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Jan 28 21:49:27 2015
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: What weapon does Angel take with him to defeat the Senior Partners in Reprise?
Answer: Glove

Trivia Master and Commander:

notSoShyGirl

, OldManFan
Trivia Comedian: Agent Cooper, Maverick



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OldManFan says:
(Wed Jan 28 20:49:37 2015 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - Angel used the one-of-a-kind glove to kill the Klaynach demon that the Senior Partner manifested as - but he was going to use 'The band of Blacknil' (a ring) to travel to the Home Office and attempt to kill the Senior Partners.

OMF



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Maverick says:
(Wed Jan 28 20:14:26 2015 69.245.77.80) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: A Nancy-Boy Vaporizing Vampire Disruptive Discombobulator.


Agent Cooper: "Gotham" has its own atmosphere. I especially like the brief cityscapes between scenes that are either complex cardboard or plastic models or computer-generated scenes. The showrunner Bruno Heller is just now leaving "The Mentalist" which was always fun. But I remember way back when he was the showrunner for "Rome" which was a joy by itself. Our -mere- got credit for writing the first two episodes of Season Two of "Rome" and the whole series was spectacular. The best thing, though, was Ciaran Hinds as Julius Caesar. This was right before he matured and put on weight and got that hang-dog look. His Caesar may be the best Caesar ever. But my main point is that Bruno Heller has a really deft touch and knows how to milk drama. "Gotham" is in good hands. BTW, did you catch the link I left you for the "Twin Peaks" Fest?


Birthday Happies to: ROANNA


Maverick


Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?




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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Jan 28 17:35:56 2015 209.51.184.48) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: A +5 Holy Avenger



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Jan 28 17:28:29 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
notsoSubtleGirl ROFLMAO!

My apologies and I sure notice you now. *g*



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Wed Jan 28 15:44:51 2015 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Jan 28 15:46:48 2015

Trivia Girl


A one-of-a-kind magic glove


Thought if I got your attention, you wouldn't forget me when you post the answer. *g*



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Jan 28 15:38:39 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: What weapon does Angel take with him to defeat the Senior Partners in Reprise?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Wed Jan 28 14:16:35 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Wednesday, January 28th 2015 C.E.

We have THREE (3) Birthdays!



Jezebel
Luna
Roanna


Happy Birthday from the Bronze to Jezebel, Luna, Roanna!



Now you can luxuriate in a nice jail cell, but if your hand touches metal, I swear by my pretty flowered bonnet, I will end you. Mal, 'Our Mrs. Reynolds'

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jan 28 14:03:47 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Yay 'stina!

deadguy qod

I thought Angel's fights in 'the Ring' were pretty evenly matched.

The most obvious would be Buffy vs Faith. I don't think you can get more evenly matched than that.

Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Wed Jan 28 12:53:04 2015 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for 'stina!

yay 'stina!

today's deadguy memorial angel wednesday question is brought to you by:

fight club, sunnydale - there are no rematches

what was the most evenly matched fight on either show?


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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lostinamerica says:
(Wed Jan 28 12:35:06 2015 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
ChristopherMarlowe--How I
Spent my Spring Apocalypse
,
LOL!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jan 28 04:39:30 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard How I spent My Spring Apocalypse?



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Jan 28 04:35:54 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Summer is traditional, but August is a long ways off. May is the traditional month for an apopcalypse. *g*

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jan 28 04:28:54 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard, lostinamerica Do I sense the prospect of a summer fanfic contest? *g*

How I Spent My Sunnydale Vacation?



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Jan 28 03:24:49 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Lostinamerica,

"A new challenge must be designed!"

Seconded!

*g*


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jan 28 03:05:42 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Finally home!



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lostinamerica says:
(Wed Jan 28 03:04:24 2015 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
Ah, the limerick:

There once was a woman online
In whose contests we hoped to shine
How I miss those days
We can all turn a phrase
A new challenge must be designed!



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Jan 28 02:20:25 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Shade of Bronze,

Applause :)

WG



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Agent Cooped says:
(Wed Jan 28 02:17:31 2015 108.4.147.40) [Edit/Delete]
I lOVE Gotham!!!

So much...



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Shade of Bronze says:
(Wed Jan 28 00:52:16 2015 71.95.234.55) [Edit/Delete]
There once was a shade who loved to write.
In the poetry corner both day and night.
Real life struggles drew her away.
But passion remained to save the day.
Algerina my friend, inspiration and light.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jan 28 00:49:24 2015 70.198.43.34) [Edit/Delete]
I will be offline forabout two
hours!



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Shade of Bronze says:
(Wed Jan 28 00:17:27 2015 71.95.234.55) [Edit/Delete]
Irishrose: I've been going through all my books and watching specific episodes. It was a nice distraction!

dead guy qod: I love ChristopherMarlowe's answer but I also think the scoobies would throw a pretty good party. I'm reminded of the Thanksgiving episode where Buffy wanted to have that celebration no matter what because it was tradition.

lostinamerica: Thank you! And I wasn't posting the poetry challenge. It was just a nostalgic reposting of Lady Algerina's daily poetry corner. She seemed to prefer limericks. But she challenged us in fanfic too.

valMichael, Agent Cooper: Love those poems!! I don't think I've written any poetry since Algerina left us.



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Shade of Bronze says:
(Tue Jan 27 23:58:10 2015 71.95.234.55) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick: Thank you for those links! Gonna check them out. I have a few pages from the old days of the bronze printed out, mostly poetry corner stuff. I also had tickets for a PBP but was unable to make it. Really bummed about that to this day.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jan 27 23:53:19 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Shade of Bronze Pretty much everything you said with the exception of Gotham, which is a bit too dark for my tastes, although Arrow isn't exactly light fare this season!



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Shade of Bronze says:
(Tue Jan 27 23:48:25 2015 71.95.234.55) [Edit/Delete]
ChristopherMarlowe: These days I watch stuff like Arrow, The Flash, Gotham and Grimm. I watch some detective shows like Sherlock Holmes. Not a big fan of sitcoms but I do enjoy Big Bang Theory. What are you watching these days?



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Jan 27 21:34:23 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: Mr. Trick liked Marmaduke, the Mayor liked FAmily Circle. what (cartoon) did Deputy Mayor Allan Finch like?
Answer: Cathy

Trivia Cartoonists: valMichael, OldManFan
Trivia Doodlers: MAverick



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Maverick says:
(Tue Jan 27 20:05:22 2015 68.42.102.113) [Edit/Delete]




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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Jan 27 19:32:15 2015 209.51.184.48) [Edit/Delete]
Poetry!

An office worker's hell, I fear-
Is waiting for me after Here.
In my flaming cube I'll sit-
And fill out forms in triplicate.

You're welcome. I wrote that myself.

And what a weird storm. I went to bed last night expecting Snowmageddon. Woke up with not a flake on the ground. Weatherpeople said it was going to miss us now, only a dusting would we get. It's now 2:30pm here and it's snowing like crazy! About 6 inches on the ground so far.

What's that old saw about weatherman being the only job where you can be wrong most of the time and not get fired?



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Maverick says:
(Tue Jan 27 19:22:21 2015 68.42.102.113) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Jan 27 22:41:44 2015
Trivia Girl: Notary Sojac.


Irish Rose, OldManFan: Have a look! These are all the links I gave Shade of Bronze. And 5 Pages of "Buffy" and "Angel" and "Charmed" locations sightseeing. Also Here's a search for 1630 Revello Drive. I don't know. The trunks look like palms trees of some sort but the tops look like evergreens. I'm not much of a naturalist as I grew up in a steel mill town with a lot of smokestacks. I even used to get mad at early Dean R. Koontz for over-describing flora. Of course I also am partially color-blind so that doesn't help either.


Maverick


Academy Award-winning Theme from "Tootsie"




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valMichael says:
(Tue Jan 27 19:05:19 2015 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Jan 27 19:05:44 2015
lostinamerica Simple, host a short poem competition. No poem can be more than 4 lines long. this excludes limericks :)

Old Man's Lament
In my bare feet
On the toilet seat,
I can only fart,
My pee won't start.



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lostinamerica says:
(Tue Jan 27 18:57:15 2015 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
Shade of Bronze--Sorry for
your troubles, sending good
thoughts your way :)

About the poetry contest--I might
be able to come up with
something, as long as it was
short--I don't have the patience
to write anything too long ;)


Yay! Kiba Rika!



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OldManFan says:
(Tue Jan 27 18:53:47 2015 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe - buried? Not quite. Tired of shovelling? Yes. The worst of the storm is east of us.

Trivia Girl - Cathy... and it was Trick who liked Marmaduke, The Mayor liked Family Circle.

OMF



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valMichael says:
(Tue Jan 27 18:33:29 2015 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: Bubble's Dad, BuffyFan87, Nouveaux, ShadowSlayer, and VeryVampyGirly!

YAY Kiba Rika!

Trivia Girl
Cathy.
It's amazing how easily it is to remember such mundane minutia.

deadguy QOD I agree with Christopher Marlowe, although it's quite possible that Buffy and the scoobies could hold a Superbowl party, with more emphasis on the party and less on the Superbowl. :)

Australian Open Tennis For te past 8 days, I've watched some great tennis being played. Watched Federer and Nadal lose in 3 sets, saw some great upsets, and some matches that were supposed to be close be trounces. :) Bedrych, who had previously lost 17 straight matches to Nadal, beat him handily in three sets 6-2, 6-0, 7-6. Plus young American players advanced much farther in this tournament than ever before. On both the men and women's side, we have a lot of really good and rapidly improving young players.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jan 27 17:44:03 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
notsoShyGirl I never thought I would have something in common with Deputy Mayor Finch!

OldManFan Buried in snow yet?



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KAM says:
(Tue Jan 27 15:58:17 2015 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY KIBA RIKA

Deadguy QOD
: I think Team Buffy. They seem more susceptible to "hype" and events that everyone is supposed to care about.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Tue Jan 27 15:39:38 2015 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Cathy



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Jan 27 15:34:59 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: The Mayor liked Marmaduke, what did Deputy Mayor Allan Finch like?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Tue Jan 27 14:25:31 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Tuesday, January 27th 2015 C.E.

We have FIVE (5) Birthdays!



Bubble's Dad
BuffyFan87
Nouveaux
ShadowSlayer
VeRyVaMpYGiRLy


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Bubble's Dad, BuffyFan87, Nouveaux, ShadowSlayer, VeryVampyGirly!



Come on. You drop by for a cup of coffee, and the world's not ending? Please. Connor, 'Not Fade Away'

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jan 27 14:05:12 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Yay kiba rika!

deadguy qod

I would definitely think team angel would be more likely to watch the Superbowl. Gunn would be interested and Cordy no doubt could make catty comments on cheerleaders and how she dated a quarterback or something. Wesley would talk about how rugby is better and Fred would go on about physics.



Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Tue Jan 27 12:18:59 2015 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for kiba rika

yay kiba rika!

today's deadguy memorial buffy tuesday question is brought to you by:

al's tire service - free pressure check for fans of the patriots

who is most likely to watch the super bowl - team angel or the scoobies?


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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ChrisotpherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jan 27 05:19:07 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I appreciate the
advice. *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Jan 27 03:51:09 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Why one should never growl at a tiger. (Youtube)

*g*


"A critic is someone who never actually goes to the battle, yet afterwards comes out shooting the wounded." - Tyne Daly



WG



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Irishrose says:
(Tue Jan 27 02:47:28 2015 50.26.35.199) [Edit/Delete]
OldManFan Fabulous! Thank you. I had considered they might be some sort of juniper. The bark doesn't seem to fit with cyprus of the area. I was essentially down to either some sort of juniper or possibly spruce.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jan 27 02:39:39 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard See anything
interesting before or after your
drive by? *g*



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OldManFan says:
(Tue Jan 27 02:16:01 2015 74.111.112.120) [Edit/Delete]
Irishrose - I have a picture
of some Bronzers in front of the
house - they are very short needle
conifers... maybe some sort of
juniper or cypress?

OMF



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Tue Jan 27 01:59:25 2015 72.94.222.165) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper, Christopher Marlowe, Maverick I saw The Road Warrior before I saw Mad Max and I wa s bugged. In Mad Max, his wife is clearly still alive and recovering in the hospital, but she's dead in Road Warrior; also civilization sis till functioning in first film. (I wrote the a movie magazine -forget the title but it was published in Reading PA and Jim Steranko was involved in it- about it but they gave me a blow-off answer.)
My theory is that between the two films, there was a limited nuclear war which sent everything into a final crash and took out the town where the hospital was while she was still a patient.



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Irishrose says:
(Tue Jan 27 00:49:58 2015 50.26.35.199) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick So, having seen the house, what kind of trees are they? Did the trees have needles or leaves?

Shade of Bronze We get lots of angles in lots of different episodes. Many times, we just see the trees closest to the house. For instance when Spike was there, or when Dru had Xander during the love spell. Occasionally we see palm trees, which I am thinking are most likely Canary Island Date Palms. But I can't tell what the two trees closest to the house are.



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Maverick says:
(Tue Jan 27 00:39:38 2015 69.245.73.47) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Jan 27 00:45:57 2015
Shade of Bronze: You're welcome. Interesting among the Summer's residence pics are not only pics of it prior to some rather extensive landscaping but also some pics from someone's sightseeing tour that also showed Angelus's Mansion and the "Charmed" house and other spots. There also on Page 3, pics of Angel's Hyperion and Page 2 and 3 show Wolfram & Hart, etc. When I went out to a PBP one year, we actually went to Torrence H.S. AND the Summer's residence and were outside the Fox Studio where the Bronze and the Cemetery were located. I remember, though, walking past the Summer's house with Little Willow and SpookyMagoo, a big thrill to meet them. BTW, I DO have a lot (a couple weeks worth) of old, archived Bronze Pages on my Website at Maverick's Home Page. Just go down to the "Nostalgia" link. For the most part I got them off the WayBack Machine (internet archive.) You can also read my fanfic which is written like Buffy Scripts (There's an "Unbecoming" 1 and 2 AND "Spike & Dru, A Love Story" 1 and 2.) Lots of stuff to take your mind off of your current difficulties. ETA 1630 Revello Drive


Maverick


Don't Dream It's Over




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jan 27 00:17:39 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Shade of Bronze Are there any other shows you are into these days?



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Shade of Bronze says:
(Mon Jan 26 22:19:09 2015 71.95.234.55) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick, hi and thank you!



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Maverick says:
(Mon Jan 26 22:12:09 2015 69.245.73.47) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper; That was one occasion where the Hollywood studio system actually operated to create a franchise where the original "Mad Max" movie only suggested a theme and was a rather amateurish attempt. "We Don't Need Another Hero" was ALSO a pretty good song and the video had scenes from the "Thunderdome" movie. BTW, I remember at the time the movie came out I used to use the "Beyond Thunderdome" designation for myself to add a little dramatic emphasis to my life. Like "Maverick (real name) is having eggs for breakfast, Beyond Thunderdome."


Christopher Marlowe: Well, I refuse to force you at gunpoint to watch "My So-called Life" but I think you will find it reminiscent of Buffy AND very amusing. Also, it was ground-breaking in terms of LGBT&sometimesY.


Obama brags that the economy is finally doing well and he takes the credit, whereas the Private Property Frackers deserve the credit for lowering the cost of oil. So, what does Obama do? He tries to take more land out of the inventory of drillable land BEFORE visiting the Saudis so he can tell them they will once again be able to control the market. Also, Obama wastes airplane fuel taking films from Air Force One to be used in Anti-drilling Propaganda


Maverick


Beginnings




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Shade of Bronze says:
(Mon Jan 26 21:53:40 2015 71.95.234.55) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl, Thank you!



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Shade of Bronze says:
(Mon Jan 26 21:46:57 2015 71.95.234.55) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard, hi. Algerian's June poetry challenge was ... There are no small actors only small parts.

Her challenge was ... immortalize the guest character or supporting role. Those that never get a notice of their own. Give them their moment in the sun with their own poem.

Then she gave a detailed list of characters for that month, IOHEFY to Zippo.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Jan 26 21:44:04 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Advertising
Question: What was the name of the camel for Camel Cigarettes?
Answer: Joe

Trivia Joe Cools: valMichael, OldManFan
Trivia Joe Six-Pack: Maverick

Shade of Bronze Welcome back and sorry for your current troubles. If focusing on happy little trees (even in the Buffyverse) helps, then go for it!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Mon Jan 26 20:58:10 2015 209.51.184.48) [Edit/Delete]
Chris Marlowe: Here is the odd yet cool thing about the Road Warrior franchise. Sequels in general usually suck. But all the Road Warrior movies really hold up. In fact, it's just the opposite with RW.

Of the three movies, the second one is my favorite and is probably the most popular in general among fans. The first movie, "Mad Max", is the one I like the least, and again, I'm willing to bet it's the same sentiment among the general audience.

I think it's because the sequels have good stories and great acting, direction, etc. It's very apparent that they weren't churned out of the Hollywood script mill just to make an extra few bucks riding the first movie(s), like so many sequels are.

I personally loved Thunderdome. It is a solid story that dovetailed really well into the previous movies. And Tina Turner was great in it. She was perfect for her role. It wasn't just a case of "hey let's wedge some big star into the story somehow to sell tickets."

Of course, I was an impressionable, starry eyed kid when I first saw these movies. A starry eyed kid who played ALOT of Gamma World...



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Maverick says:
(Mon Jan 26 20:41:13 2015 69.245.73.47) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Mon Jan 26 22:31:24 2015
Trivia Girl: Muhammed.


Shade of Bronze: This is the Internet. See Here. Maybe this will help.. Sorry to hear about your adversities. We all get them; sometimes they spread themselves out and sometimes they bunch themselves up and come crashing down. Pray for strength.


Maverick


Grazin' In The Grass




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wolfguard says:
(Mon Jan 26 20:04:10 2015 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Drive-By


Shade of Bronze,

While I cannot write poetry, I would like to see Algerina's challenge. Also, the trees' identity question is interesting, but I do not see any image or description.


WG



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Shade of Bronze says:
(Mon Jan 26 19:39:14 2015 71.95.234.55) [Edit/Delete]
I just found a printed page from Lady Algerina in my first Watchers Guide, regarding a June topic for poetry corner. May I post this to the board? Maybe the poets among us can rise to her challenge.



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Shade of Bronze says:
(Mon Jan 26 19:23:38 2015 71.95.234.55) [Edit/Delete]
What episode showed these 4 trees? I'm already looking at my watcher's guides and putting my DVD's in.



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Shade of Bronze says:
(Mon Jan 26 19:18:14 2015 71.95.234.55) [Edit/Delete]
So, instead of focusing on the fact that my son is in jail, or that my daughter is way too skinny (cancer related), I'm going to look up trees in Buffy's yard. Because if I don't distract myself with this, I'll go nuts.



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Shade of Bronze says:
(Mon Jan 26 19:04:08 2015 71.95.234.55) [Edit/Delete]
Why do I come to the bronze when my life is in turmoil? Because the bronze is a community. A good community. And I thank the powers that be that I can still come here.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jan 26 17:42:09 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Irishrose I've never really looked! I can tell a pine tree from a weeping willow, but that's about it.



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OldManFan says:
(Mon Jan 26 16:27:40 2015 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - Joe Camel.

OMF



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valMichael says:
(Mon Jan 26 16:12:30 2015 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: Amber, EssJay, lil'Wise, and No1Buffyfan!

YAY bossy the cow!

Trivia Girl
Joe Camel. (how mundane.)



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Jan 26 15:42:27 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Advertising
Question: What was the name of the camel for Camel Cigarettes?



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Irishrose says:
(Mon Jan 26 15:18:30 2015 50.26.35.199) [Edit/Delete]
Question: From the front of Buffy's house, there are four trees. Two very tall palms near the street, and two large trees closer to the porch. I've looked at a variety of pictures, from various angles, and can't quite make up my mind of these are coniferous trees or deciduous. They look like some sort of pine or cedar to me. Does anyone have a better idea what trees those are?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Mon Jan 26 14:12:10 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Monday, January 26th 2015 C.E.

We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!



Amber
EssJay
lil' Wise (Wise_ones' son)
No1Buffyfan


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Amber, EssJay, lil'Wise, No1Buffyfan!



Sir? I think you have a problem with your brain being missing. Zoe, 'The Train Job'

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jan 26 14:03:45 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
yay bossy the cow!


Goodbye Blue Monday!



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KAM says:
(Mon Jan 26 13:43:41 2015 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY BOSSY THE COW

Christopher Marlowe
: Would I watch BtVS if it were launched as a new show today? Good question. I suppose that I might give it a try, but I'm not sure what a show like that would be today, and if it would appeal to me.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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lostinamerica says:
(Mon Jan 26 13:17:38 2015 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
Well, now I've seen The
Imitation Game, American
Sniper
and The Theory of
Everything
--I still think
The Imitation Game is the
best of the three, but Eddie
Redmayne as Stephen Hawking may
give Benedict Cumberbatch a run
for his money :)


valMichael--Sorry about
your brother-in-law's loss :(

About the coffee--Kroger makes
its own brand of #6 Melitta
filters, they were out of those
too?


Agent Cooper--So, how much
snow are you supposed to get in
this coming blizzard?


Yay! Bossy the Cow!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Mon Jan 26 12:25:46 2015 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for bossy the cow!

yay bossy the cow!


Goodbye Blue Monday!



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Jan 26 04:41:07 2015 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
"Massive change cannot be known in advance, but only as it is happening. Widespread knowledge of change is part of the change itself. People sense that something big is occurring and their responses help shape the event ... If we want to change the world ... then we are marching boldly toward a situation of confusion. All that remains is to pursue the goal for its own sake, because we consider it the right thing to do. That is what Khomeini did. Whether or not we agree with his goals, we can learn from the pursuit of them."

Charles Kurzman, The Unthinkable Revolution in Iran

Kurzman was a high school student when the Shah was overthrown. After the Americans, from the US embassy, were taken hostage, he protested outside a local mosque. His sign read, "Honk If You Hate The Ayatollah". He wrote there were many honks.

He added that he did not know that the mosque was not affiliated with Iran, but with Saudi Arabia. He did not know most Iranians were Shias, while most Saudis were Sunni. He did not know the Iranians and Saudis were hostile towards each other. And he did not know Khomeini was not called Ayatollah by Iranians, but 'Iman'. In time, he cured his ignorance.




WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jan 26 03:26:30 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
[b[]Maverick[/b] I've definitely heard of the show, although I don't think I've ever just sat down and watched the series.



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Maverick says:
(Mon Jan 26 02:31:24 2015 69.245.73.47) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe: Yes, it has not snowed any more here but I guess they're getting slammed on the East Coast. As far as it being the worst storm EVER, though, that's just Global Warming hype. BTW, we're now over 1/3rd done with Winter. Have you ever seen "My So-called Life"? I provided the link to the Pilot (free on HULU) in a prior post.


Storytelling Affects Biology, Attitudes, and Behavior per DARPA


Maverick


Reflections of My Life




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jan 26 00:54:56 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick So far, we haven't see a flake fall here. I'm pretty amazed.



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Maverick says:
(Sun Jan 25 19:34:38 2015 69.245.73.47) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sun Jan 25 19:37:21 2015
Anyone live close to a Big Lots store? Today's the last day of their 20% off sale, everything in the store. I buy a lot of cans of soup and vegetables, mostly groceries which are cheap in the first place and with 20% off even cheaper. It hasn't snowed yet today, so I think I'll make the trek.


valMichael: That's really a finely tuned palate. I think I ruined my discrimination abilities for coffee by spending 2 years in the army. BTW, Researchers slow the speed of light as it travels through a vacuum. BTW, watch yourself. Wine is mostly sugar.


Climate Change Over-estimation errors exposed per peer-reviewed article.


Maverick


Superfreak




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valMichael says:
(Sun Jan 25 18:18:31 2015 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sun Jan 25 18:18:59 2015
Sad News My brother-in-law's mother passed last night peacefully in her sleep. Jack and his sister where with her. She had over fifteen years more than was expected when she first was diagnosed with cancer. After the treatment, the cancer went into remission for a few year, and then came back. When they discovered it had returned, again treatment force it into remission. This sequence of events happened four or fine times over the last 15 years, and allowed her to be with her husband until he died late last year (of old age). Both she and her husband Jack Sr. lived a very long and reasonably happy life. They got to celebrate their 70 year wedding anniversary before he died.

The family was and is devout Southern Baptists (except Jack :), so next weekend he'll come over and we'll drink a couple of bottles of fine wine to his mother.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jan 25 17:52:02 2015 69.9.208.65) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael I hope you get the right filters soon! It's amazing how little things can make such a difference in coffee or tea.



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valMichael says:
(Sun Jan 25 16:24:16 2015 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: AliGator, Charity aka Taygeta, and CharlesS!

Major Calamity! I was running low on #6 Melitta Cone Filters for making coffee, so put that on the list of groceries when my brother-in-law buys them every other week. Kroger's didn't have them! Ack! And he didn't look anywhere else. :( SO, I'm having to use my coffee maker (Betty Crocker) and #4 filters (I have 4 boxes of 100 of those). The problem is that ALL coffee makers only heat the water to 190°F. Coffee should be brewed with water between 200-205°F. I can taste the difference. What's worse is going to someplace like Colorado Springs or Denver or Aspen, where water boils at 170-175°F since they are over a mile high in altitude. Always get weak coffee there. The coffee from the maker is not bad, mind you, it's just not as good as possible. :)



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lostinamerica says:
(Sun Jan 25 14:29:43 2015 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO--This is what
happens when you dash off a post :(



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sun Jan 25 13:44:40 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Sunday, January 25th 2015 C.E.

We have THREE (3) Birthdays!



AliGator
Charity aka Taygeta
CharlesS


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
AliGator, Charity aka Taygeta, CharlesS!



Mal: Zoe, why do I have a wife? Jayne: You got a wife? All I got is that dumbass stick sounds like its raining. How come you got a wife? 'Our Mrs. Reynolds'

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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wolfguard says:
(Sun Jan 25 06:45:24 2015 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

I could probably learn some useful lessons from analyzing the story ideas behind some of those series. Imagine what might be learned from studying the stories from one of the real long running soap operas.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jan 25 04:46:10 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Boy, Saturday night is not alright fo
r tv watching!



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Sun Jan 25 00:43:16 2015 72.94.222.165) [Edit/Delete]
lostinamerica As King Of the Khyber Typos, I shouldn't make jokes like this but I can't resist. Lightening is already sold in bottles. SMG's hairdresser applies some regularly.



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Maverick says:
(Sat Jan 24 20:14:04 2015 69.245.73.47) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper: Having been to a Buffy PBP, I also always wanted to attend THIS.


God Bless Them. They DO have videos on the Net of how to give a B-12 shot to a kittycat. Wish me luck! I have a feeling I might sneak the first in but once she figures it out, one a week will be dangerous.


I'm watching "My So-called Life" once again, which came on TV in 1994. I'm watching the DVD's and am enjoying the Special Feature Commentaries. Certainly "Buffy," which came on in 1997, owed much to it and Joss borrowed from it heavily, intentionally or not. The writing certainly was on a par with "Buffy" and, actually, I might have to give "My So-called Life" the edge, as it mostly depicted non-supernatural everyday events and still made you hang with anticipation. Give it a viewing at some point; there ARE only 19 episodes. One of the great losses. It's online for free on HULU for instance. Here's the Pilot.


Maverick


Eternal Flame




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jan 24 20:05:33 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard, valMichael I would think that non-serialized shows like CSI, et al, tend to last a long longer than serialized shows, but may not generate the intensity of fandom serialized shows do.



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Jan 24 17:55:38 2015 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Drive-By

valMichael,

People love serials. But, you need them in the beginning to develop characters and establish an audience.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jan 24 17:40:07 2015 70.198.35.13) [Edit/Delete]
ValMichael


Buffy seemed to handle the season
long arcs better than Angel.



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valMichael says:
(Sat Jan 24 17:26:52 2015 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: Brookelberry, Esther, Stephanie Romanov, Morgan, Mouse, and Will!

wolfguard While the stand-alone episodes were usually fun, I always liked the season arc episodes or the stand-alone plus season arc episodes better.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sat Jan 24 15:16:25 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Saturday, January 24th 2015 C.E.

We have FIVE (5) Birthdays!



Brookelberry
Esther
Stephanie Romanov as Lilah Morgan
Mouse (Lil Starr2)
Will


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Brookelberry, Esther, Stephanie Romanov, Morgan, Mouse, Will!



Well, then, this is a day I'll feel good to be me.Mal, 'Trash'

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jan 24 15:04:16 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Good morning beta!



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Jan 24 07:34:42 2015 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

I recall Joss once saying writing stand-alone episodes was hard. I think that was in part because there were only so many classic monsters and demons to build stories off of and the writers went through most of them in the first three seasons...

The Witch, Teachers Pet, The Pack, I Robot You Jane, The Puppet Show, Out of Mind Out of Sight, Some Assembly Required, Inca Mummy Girl, Ted, Bad Eggs, Phases, Go Fish, Dead Mans Party, Beauty and the Beasts, Gingerbread

And for each one these they had to pair it with a 'high school is hell' idea. It must have been tough.

Serials give you more maneuvering room. Endings can become "continued". And Joss has those deep comic roots.

So, would AtS have worked better with less arcs? Probably not. Better arcs? I can't say, since I can only remember some of them.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jan 24 05:04:53 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard We both mentioned
how we weren't as interested in Angel
in the later season. Think they
would have done better not to have an
arc, like with Connor or with W&H
later one.



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Jan 24 04:41:15 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

It's true. *g*


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jan 24 04:26:53 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard We seem like ships
passing each other in the night. *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Jan 24 02:53:44 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Hereabouts

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jan 24 02:35:28 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Decided to type 'joss whedon buffy' in the google search box today and the fourth or fifth story is a review of 'Doppelgangland'.

Doppelgangland

Nice to know Buffy is still being reviewed after all these years.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jan 24 02:08:14 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
I am still roundabouts!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jan 24 01:13:45 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper What are your thoughts on Mad Max 2 and Beyond Thunderdome?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jan 24 00:48:39 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
lostinamerica Nostalgia has a sheen to it that is comforting. I'm ambivalent about any new seasons/shows/movies that seek to capitalize on it.



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lostinamerica says:
(Sat Jan 24 00:04:14 2015 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
ChristopherMarlowe, Agent
Cooper
--I'm leery about
redoing Mad Max, X-Files
and Twin Peaks--you can't
catch lightening in a bottle
twice :(


valMichael--Ah, finding a
way to insert math into
deflategate, good show :)


Happy Birthday VampSlayer!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jan 23 23:49:14 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
home sweet home!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Fri Jan 23 22:14:51 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Television
Question: Who was known as Mr. Television?
Answer: Milton Berle

Trivia Uncle Milties: notsoShyGirl, valMichael, OldMAnFan
Trivia What a drag: Agent Cooper



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Jan 23 19:53:12 2015 209.51.184.48) [Edit/Delete]
Chris Marlowe: Do we need spoiler warnings two decades later? No? Okay. ;-) Yes, the last thing you see in Twin Peaks is Evil Twin Dale Cooper smashing his face into a mirror. At which point you realize Good Dale Cooper never made it out of the Black Lodge.

The series was never intended to end with that. There was a third season planned out when the show was killed, probably by some deeply depraved and sadistic studio suit who has a nice warm place in hell waiting for them.


As for Fury Road, no, Mel isn't involved from what I can tell. But George Miller is, who wrote and directed the previous films. He's really the heart and soul anyway. I saw the trailer and I can't wait to see this movie. I'm almost as geeked out about seeing this as I am about Avengers II.

Almost.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jan 23 17:43:55 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper From what I understand, it will be set 25? years from the original. The last I think I remember from the show was BOB possessing Agent Cooper. I'm not sure what other cast members they could get.

I vaguely heard of a new Road Warrior movie, but haven't searched for news on it. Is Mel involved?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Jan 23 17:24:09 2015 209.51.184.48) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe: Hear! Hear! Let's focus on what's REALLY important. I just heard that Kyle MacLachlan is reprising his role in the new reboot. Not sure how that's gonna work, but I say good deal!

Let's also not forget about the new Road Warrior coming this summer, Fury Road. This will be an important film, studied and debated by cinema scholars for decades to come.

Trivia Girl: Barack Obama



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Dogmeat says:
(Fri Jan 23 16:53:21 2015 72.226.63.228) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday
Rutger Hauer



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OldManFan says:
(Fri Jan 23 16:19:44 2015 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - Milton Berle.

OMF



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valMichael says:
(Fri Jan 23 16:00:15 2015 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl Uncle Miltie!



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Fri Jan 23 15:42:56 2015 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Uncle Miltie - Milton Berle



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Trivia Girl says:
(Fri Jan 23 15:40:25 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Television
Question: Who was known as Mr. Television?



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valMichael says:
(Fri Jan 23 14:56:09 2015 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Jan 23 16:58:14 2015
Happy Birthday: Andy, Colette, binkyboo, devilbabe, Psychochica23, Rutger Hauer, steph, and VampSlayer!

YAY tralfamadore2001!


DeflatulenceGate Interestingly enough, the current (game time) atmospheric pressure isn't included in the rule book. At sea level, normal atmospheric pressure is 14.7 psia.1 1 mile up (Denver Broncos anyone?) the pressure is about 85% of that at 12.5 psia. The absolute pressure (psia) inside a football is the sum of the atmospheric pressure (psia) plus the inflated pressure (psig). Thus, a football inflated to 13.5 psig at sea level has an absolute pressure of 28.2 psia, and a football in Denver (Broncos) has an absolute pressure of 26.0 psia. Since the volume of a ball is physically constrained (constant), and the balls are allowed to come to playing conditions temperature before the game, there is more air in the ball at sea level than the one in Denver.2 The less air in the ball in Denver should make ball softer than one at sea level in a similar amount as what is charged to the Patriots, thus giving Manning an edge, and causing the feel of the ball to be different for quarterbacks and receivers who normally work a much lower elevations (most of them).

The upshot of this is that balls should be inflated based on the altitude of the stadium and the atmospheric pressure before game time so they always contain the same number of molecules of air. :)

1 psia - Pounds per square inch absolute - measured from 0 pressure (pure vacuum).
psig - pounds per square inch gauge - measured from current atmoshperic pressure referenced as 0.
When working with pressures in Ideal Gas Law calculations, absolute pressures are necessary as are absolute temperatures.
2 Remember the Ideal Gas Law from high school chemistry? PV=nRT?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jan 23 14:33:38 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
KAM Do you think you would watch Buffy, if it was a new show that launched today?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri Jan 23 14:19:46 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Friday, January 23rd 2015 C.E.

We have EIGHT (8) Birthdays!



Andy
Colette
binkyboo
devilbabe
Psychochica23
Rutger Hauer
steph
VampSlayer


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Andy, Colette, binkyboo, devilbabe, Psychochica23, Rutger Hauer, steph, VampSlayer!



Shh! I kinda wanna hear me talking right now! Glory, 'Blood Ties'

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jan 23 14:06:33 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
yay tralfamadore2001!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday Day!

Agent Cooper, lostinamerica I wish the nation would tear itself away from deflation and focus on the prospect of new Twin Peaks and X-Files! So much to discuss!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Jan 23 13:47:43 2015 209.51.184.48) [Edit/Delete]
Yeah! What Lostinamerica said! We don't have time for all that high brow intellectual dreck during the day here.

We talk about deflated footballs and David Boreanz hair and stuff!

:-P



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lostinamerica says:
(Fri Jan 23 13:28:23 2015 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
ChristopherMarlowe,
wolfguard
--What are you guys
talking about? Don't you know the
real issue we're facing
today as a nation is improperly-
inflated footballs? Jeez ;)



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Fri Jan 23 12:26:01 2015 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for tralfamadore2001!

yay tralfamadore2001!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday Day!



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Jan 23 04:45:51 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Jan 23 04:59:53 2015
Christopher Marlowe,

By 'open' economists mean a type of economic activity is free to cross political borders. The traditional categories of such economic activity include ....

1. Trade

2. Money & Finance

3. People

4. Technology

5. Ownership, e.g. you owning stocks or a business in another country or someone from another country owning the same in your country.

Each of the above can be further divided. Often the degree of freedom can be moved along a scale of complete freedom to complete restriction, depending on the desires of a government.

Sovereign governments usually prefer to stay in power which usually means maintaining some degree of political independence from the world, domestic political stability, and social and economic well-being for citizens and residents. So the question is how does economic acitivity with the outside world help or hinder? South Korea decided a lot and North Korea decided not much.

Economic domination ... I don't want to be glib, so will reflect a bit. *g*

ETA Just remembered the question was whether a government could be open to the world and still socially responsive to its citizens. If citizens want material goods and services, then usually the larger the area of resources they can drawn from the better they chances they have of succeeding. The wider your stage, the greater the potential opportunites. So a country's first choice is whether to stay confined to their territory or interact beyond their borders. If the choice is cross the border, then they have to decide between using force, commerce, or persuasion to get foreigners to deal with them.

Here we choose commerce. The country has to products and create investment opportunites it can offer in exchange for foreign products and investment opportunites. The better a country can organize itself to learn and adapt to such possibilities, the more successful it will be. The catch is this sort of life is dynamic and this can be demanding on people who cannot or do no want to keep up.



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jan 23 04:15:05 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Phrasing the question correctly is a bit of a challenge.

The excerpt talks about how economies work best when they are open to the world, but` some critics say that this globalization of the economy wouldn't work with socially responsive government.

Can this globization of the economy be under the direct influence of one government or sector of the economy.

I guess a kind of economic dicatorship on a global scale.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Jan 23 03:48:17 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Are you asking if there is any sort of economic system that could dominate the entire world?

Off that, 'globalization' isn't so much an economic system as it is a description of economic activity with respect to the world as a whole. If there existed a global empire, then likely all or some economic activities could be described as global. OTOH, if the world's polities consisted of mega-city islands surrounded by ungoverned land and yet there were economic activities between all the mega-cities1 and/or the cities and the ungovern areas, then that situation could be desscribed as globalized.

At its core, globalization describes human behaviors acting across the surface of the world. Usually people mean economic, but it could be cultural, political, technological, etc. For instance, American movies, Jihadist Islam, the Internet.

So, are you speaking of a specific economic system possessing an inclination to dominate people and polities?

1 This assumes the mega-cities are more or less distributed across the globe. If the mega-citiies were concentrated in one or a few places, then the economic activity might be described as regionalized.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jan 23 03:07:59 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Thank you for that excerpt. What springs to my mind is if oprn globilization is possible as described, is there a possibility of world domination of a different economic system?



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Jan 23 02:48:08 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Jan 23 02:55:59 2015
Excerpt

"...The history of global capitalism from its earlier zenith, through its fall after 1914, to its gradual rise since 1970, illustrates the crucial tests that will determine the future of international economic integration. Before 1914 globalizers shunned social protection and reform, and that contributed to the system's ultimate collapse. Interwar governments spurned the world economy, and that lead to their eventual downfall. Post-1945 Western nations chose a little bit of integration and a little bit of special reform, and that proved to be a temporary solution.

The history of the modern world economy illustrates two points. First, economies work best when they are open to the world. Second, open economies work best when their governments address the sources of dissatisfaction with global capitalism.

The challenge of global capitalism in the twenty-first century is to combine international integration with politically responsive, socially responsibble government. Contemporary ideologues of many stripes ... argue that this combination is impossible or undesirable1. But theory and history indicate that it is possible for globalization to coexist with policies committed to social advance. It remains for government and people to put the possible into practice.

From the last page, 476, of Jeffrey Frieden's Global Capitalism: Its fall and rise in the twentieth century


Note: Copyright is 2006, a couple years before the financial markets froze in Septemeber of 2008.

1 See The Globalization Paradox by Dani Rodrik

ETA From a long reader's review of Rodrik's book ...

"... Dani Rodrik offers his own, more ambitious version of the impossibility triangle. The political trilemma of the world economy, as he names it, is that we cannot have deep economic integration ("hyperglobalization"), national sovereignty, and democratic politics at the same time. We have to sacrifice one of the corners of the triangle. And for Rodrik, the objective that has to be abandoned is clear and straightforward. We cannot compromise on democracy, and global governance is nothing but a distant dream. We therefore have to jettison hyperglobalization in favor of a more shallow form of global economic integration, a new version of the compromise that was embodied in the postwar system laid out at Bretton Woods. In particular, unrestricted capital mobility and indiscriminate trade openness will have to go. This will make the world a safer and better place for democracy..." (Amazon)

ETA 2 By 'impossibility triangle', the writer is referring to the Triffin Dilemma (Wikipedia)


Obligatory Buffy: Dawn studied international affairs in college. It's true!



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jan 23 01:47:33 2015 70.198.43.229) [Edit/Delete]
WG

Yes.

Not a lot of hot air around. *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Jan 23 01:26:48 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
A friend just text me ...

[expletive]! CBS, NBC, ABC all lead with deflategate. Forget Yemen, euro, AQ, anything else. USA is finished.


For a few seconds I studied 'deflategate' and then texted back ...

Deflation?


Reply ...

As in under inflated footballs!


*g*


WG



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Jan 23 01:09:51 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Second season?

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jan 23 00:39:42 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I might just to a marathon run of the rest of the season of Angel over the weekend.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jan 23 00:14:09 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
notsoShyGirl Just when I think things have slowed down, they ramp up again. Still involved with a number of non-profits and wind up doing a lot of events with them, on top of a full time job!



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Thu Jan 22 22:46:02 2015 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe
Things are good. My daughter was here last week for a belated Christmas visit.
Between grad school, internship and a full-time job she's pretty busy.

Now that she's gone, we're getting all of the Christmas crap stuff put
away.

How's life with you?



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lostinamerica says:
(Thu Jan 22 22:18:30 2015 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
Yay! Paks!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Jan 22 21:45:52 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: History
Question: What industry was located in the area called Tin Pan Alley?
Answer: Music industry/publishers

Trivia Producers: notsoShyGirl, valMichael, OldManFan
Trivia Spinners: Agent Cooper



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jan 22 20:49:36 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael It would be doable, but take a long time for sure!



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valMichael says:
(Thu Jan 22 20:33:11 2015 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: Frobly, Jennifer Lynn, Juliette016, JenMuse, Noni, RafterBitten2, and peanut!

YAY PAKS aka Paksenarrion!

Trivia Girl
Popular song writing primarily in the first half of the 20th century, but other portions of the music industry was also there. Jazz musicians and writers used to congregate in Billy Crystal's father's music shop The Commodore Music Store and studio Commodore Records where he produce a large number of original jazz records in the 30s through the early 50s.

Deflate-gate Much Ado About Nothing. :)

ChristopherMarlowe Re: Above. Consider what conversation would be like if we could only talk in movie, TV, song and book titles?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jan 22 20:29:37 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
So far the most exciting thing at work today is the boss bringing in chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting.

How is everyone else's day going?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jan 22 17:51:47 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
NotsoShyGirl

What's been going on with you?



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Thu Jan 22 17:31:45 2015 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Paks!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jan 22 16:59:16 2015 209.51.184.48) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Paksenarrion!

I remember Paks. IIRC he or she used to live in the same neck of the woods as I do, or close.

Trivia Girl: The BB gun industry.



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OldManFan says:
(Thu Jan 22 16:29:59 2015 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - the popular music industry.

OMF


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