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ShadowQuest says:
(Thu Apr 24 22:19:42 2014 74.44.175.188) [Edit/Delete]
Zoom back through the other way

valMichael Oh, now, that's just cruel!

We did have a nice day this week. Well, two, actually - Easter was around 60, Monday was about 65. Thankfully the white stuff didn't hang around long.

Hobbit News Peter Jackson has changed the title of the final installment of the Hobbit trilogy.

Rather than There and Back Again (Which would've been a nice nod to Bilbo's book) the last part will be called Battle of the Five Armies.

And, of course, people are complaining.

Sigh. If you don't like them, don't watch them. It's that simple. And take the advice of Thumper's mother: "If you can't say nothin' nice, don't say nothin' at all." cc: Maverick

Well, I'm off to wage battle with the Dish Demon, then make some granola.

Christopher Marlowe Sent you an update to Chapter Eleven, "Broken Link," last night. Page six. No clear thoughts just yet on where to go next, but maybe the muse will get an idea or two while I'm doing dishes.

Zoom, zoom



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valMichael says:
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ShadowQuest Snowing? Well, I guess I won't tell you it's 82° and cloudy here in Baytown. :)



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Maverick says:
(Thu Apr 24 21:20:58 2014 69.245.64.78) [Edit/Delete]
Litany of Lies


Christopher Marlowe:: The Press has its marching orders and reports what and when. They receive this from Obama's White House. They don't even bother to change the adjectives.


Maverick


Jesse's Girl




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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Apr 24 20:51:29 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Chris Marlowe: That's pretty cool! I had no idea he was still performing.

Shadowquest: I like to find lyrics to songs I like, so I search those sites alot. And I notice too that many are wrong. I think it's because almost all of them are "wiki" type sites were users submit lyrics.

BTW, I like "Ridin' the Rails"



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Apr 24 20:47:34 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Cartoons
Question: What is the name of the kingdom the characters of Alley Oop live in?
Answer: Moo

Trivia Moo-vers: OldManFan, valMichael
Trivia Shakers: Agent Cooper, Maverick

Agent Cooper Did I mention I'll be seeing Rick Springfield in concert Saturday night? I'm just so excited over it!



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Maverick says:
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OldManFan: Right you are! Thanks for putting them in spoiler tag. I've got 5 more--later. If you haven't already, check out my Conspiracy Theory info linked to earlier on this page. It's intriguing, I believe.


Agent Cooper: As a R.C. Altar Boy, I used to love the smell of burning incense (although it was always very difficult to keep the charcoal lit.) Check with some Religious Bookstores and/or paraphernalia and you might find that scented oil, etc., which you can then use as an after shave.


Maverick


Did someone say "Layla?" cc: Ebdim9th




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ShadowQuest says:
(Thu Apr 24 19:39:12 2014 74.44.175.188) [Edit/Delete]
Zoom through

Agent Cooper Anointing oil (Not the Annoying One) is made from myrrh, which is an aromatic tree resin.

I've now quit both my jobs; my new one is permanent part-time, pays $8/hour, and I'll never work later than 6 at night. (Earliest is 8 AM; Saturdays are 8-5, Sundays 10 - 3.)

Mini Rant Last night I was looking for lyrics for a kd lang song. I went to 8 different sites, and every single one had the same incorrect lyrics! It was obvious that it was a cut & paste job.

I eventually did find the correct lyrics, but found it rather irritating that no one bothered to proofread before putting them out there. It wasn't just a single typo, it was two lines that were incorrect; one was a case of using the word "sink" instead of "sing," but the other was much more glaring - "on and all to slender thread." C'mon! That doesn't even make sense! The line is "on an all too slender thread." Basic grammar, people!

(The song in question is "Love Affair," from the Twister soundtrack. I was looking the lyrics up to share w/someone.)

Ah, Wisconsin. It's snowing again.

Zoom, zoom



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OldManFan says:
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Edited: Thu Apr 24 19:33:01 2014
Maverick - answers *

6 P _ _ _ _ _ F _ _ A T _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
6 Points For a Touchdown

9 P _ _ _ _ _ _ O _ A B _ _ _ _ _ _ _ T _ _ _
9 Players On A Baseball Team

221 _. B _ _ _ _ S _ _ _ _ _ H _ _ _ O _ S _ _ _ _ _ _ _ H _ _ _ _ _
221B Baker Street Home Of Sherlock Holmes

8 S _ _ _ _ O _ A S _ _ _ S _ _ _
8 Sides On a Stop Sign

7 B _ _ _ _ _ F _ _ S _ _ _ _ B _ _ _ _ _ _ _
7 Brides For Seven Brothers

9 P _ _ _ _ _ _ I _ T _ _ S _ _ _ _ S _ _ _ _ _
9 Planets In The Solar System

1001 A _ _ _ _ _ _ N _ _ _ _ _
Arabian Nights

3 B _ _ _ _ M _ _ _ S _ _ H _ _ T _ _ _ R _ _
Blind Mice See How They Run

4 Q _ _ _ _ _ I _ A G _ _ _ _ _
Quarts In A Gallon

1492 C _ _ _ _ _ _ _ D _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ A _ _ _ _ _ _
Columbus Discovered America (dont tell the Vikings)
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OMF



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Apr 24 18:09:16 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe: Funny you should ask. Yes actually. My son is being baptized this Sunday. Many of my wife's family are coming in from out of town for the event so there will be lots of visiting going on. Plus lots of local friends and family. So it'll be a busy weekend but fun.

You know what the best thing about having a child baptized is? At least in the Catholic faith, anyway? That Chrism stuff they put on the baby's head afterward. Scented oil. Whatever it is. I don't know what's in it, but MAN, that is the best smell in the world. I didn't want to wash my daughter's head ever again back when she got baptized.

Anyhoo, how about you? What's shaking in Chris Marlowe's neck of the woods weekend?



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Ebdim9th says:
(Thu Apr 24 17:31:33 2014 69.57.49.129) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Apr 24 17:34:10 2014
Greetinz OldManFan!

DaddyCatALSO I think it works :-|



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OldManFan says:
(Thu Apr 24 17:26:37 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - the kingdom of MOO.

OMF



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Ebdim9th says:
(Thu Apr 24 17:19:43 2014 69.57.49.129) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Apr 24 18:28:54 2014
valMichael DaddyCatALSO So, I don't remember, but timeline wise (comparing the Wicked Willow Trilogy to the TV canon), who was evil longer, Faith or Willow? (To me, the Wicked Willow Trilogy seemed to drag on too long... maybe Faith's journey did too, but she popped in and out, rather than being there being evil the whole time.) Btw someone should re-do Layla as Lilah .... which keeps popping into my head every time she appears during my current Angel rewatch...



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Maverick says:
(Thu Apr 24 16:51:57 2014 69.245.64.78) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Dog Poop Alley.


valMichael: Thanks for your explanation. I haven't seen the word "en space" since I had typesetting in 7th or 8th grade. (We actually set [stacked] type.) See below there's a link to my newest Conspiracy Theory (actually it's Richard Hoaglund's theories of what's on the moon [bolstered by some digitized pics from the Chinese Jade Rabbit landing] and what's on Mars.) You may reject it but it's interesting nevertheless.


Christopher Marlowe: Well, don't neglect your office work. I probably am publishing these unfairly, as, like just about any other puzzle, when you get the whole puzzle (20 items) some are easy to get and provide clues and templates for solving the others.


Here's 5 more:


9   P _ _ _ _ _ _   I _   T _ _   S _ _ _ _   S _ _ _ _ _   (Hint: this is an old puzzle.)


1001   A _ _ _ _ _ _   N _ _ _ _ _


3   B _ _ _ _   M _ _ _   S _ _   H _ _   T _ _ _   R _ _


4   Q _ _ _ _ _   I _   A   G _ _ _ _ _


1492   C _ _ _ _ _ _ _   D _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   A _ _ _ _ _ _



ShadowQuest: That's part of figuring it out. It's not supposed to be easy. Okay, haha, I took valMichael's suggestion and put some extra real spaces in it. I think it was in 8th Grade that I had a Civics Test where there were Matching Questions where there were 20 slots with a statement and three items to select from. There was also a statement in the instructions that you could only use an item once. When I pointed out to the teacher that this was impossible, she said, "That's the trick to it." Well, I dismissed her response and looked on her desk and found she had neglected to pass out the last page of the quiz.


Maverick


Magic




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 24 16:33:32 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper Got plans this weekend?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Apr 24 15:14:48 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Karteia



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valMichael says:
(Thu Apr 24 14:44:23 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl The Kingdom of MOO. (where Joyce reigns supreme?)



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Apr 24 14:25:34 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Cartoons
Question: What is the name of the kingdom the characters of Alley Oop live in?



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Thu Apr 24 14:22:06 2014 66.246.173.34) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael wolfguard Oh well, that's the "wiki" it goes, I guess:-|.

(I'm trying to use colon-hyphen-pipes as an emoticon for "Deadpan" but it probably won't work.)



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valMichael says:
(Thu Apr 24 13:59:40 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Apr 24 14:45:28 2014
Happy Birthday: Battle Kitten, Cian, Del, Jaxom, Trinity, and weebeasties!

YAY The Host!


wolfguard I am so sorry. I had not read the article in Wikipedia article on the "Wicked Willow" novels when I posted the link. I have now. :(

It's actually terrible, and does not convey an accurate picture of the books. The synopsis of each book is abysmal, inaccurate, and has almost no information that would allow you to get some feel for the story.

Maverick, ShadowQuest to keep multiple blank spaces from being compressed, you have to use the &nbsp; HTML tag for each space you want in the sentence.
Examples
4 en spaces with a normal space in the middle: A     B.
4 en spaces with with no spaces in the middle: A    B.
2 en spaces with a normal space in the middle: A   B.
2 en spaces with with no spaces in the middle: A  B.
1 regular space: A B.
Unfortunately, the tag [pre] for preformatted space preserving text is disabled here at the Bronze. :(
Note: nbsp means no-break space or non-breaking space.

The Church of Cheese says: Have you heard the Gouda news?

Question What can you do with a voice activated computer?


wait for it...


answer spoilered for delicate brains
] you can tell your computer "off". [



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KAM says:
(Thu Apr 24 12:51:33 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY THE HOST

KAM
Ty King Fan



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Thu Apr 24 11:51:13 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Thursday, April 24th 2014 C.E.

We have SIX (6) Birthdays!



Battle Kitten
Cian(I'm Irish)
Del
Jaxom
Trinity
weebeasties



Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Battle Kitten, Cian, Del, Jaxom, Trinity, weebeasties!



The whole earth may be sucked into Hell, and you want my help 'cause your girlfriend's a big ho?
Buffy, 'Becoming (2))'


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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 24 11:37:11 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Yay the host!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Thu Apr 24 11:26:11 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for the host!

yay the host!


Happy CD Thursday!



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Apr 24 03:58:16 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Andeeh!

Happy Birthday Bruce's Mom!




Deadguy Memorial Angel Wednesday Question[/b]

For those of you familiar with comic books, where would Buffy or Angel rate in the pantheon
of superheroes?


Can't participate on this one. *g*



Good Night to All

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 24 03:50:33 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Apr 24 03:52:47 2014
Maverick All I can get is part of the first one, 6 Pieces of something.



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ShadowQuest says:
(Thu Apr 24 03:50:23 2014 74.44.175.188) [Edit/Delete]
Zoom through

Maverick Those would be a lot easier to figure out if you spaced things a bit better & used lower-case letters. For example:

99 B_ _ _ _ _ s
_ _
B_ _ r
_ _
T_ _
_a _ _

See? BIG spaces between the words, and capitalize the beginning letter of each word.

ETA: Ok, that's more than annoying - no matter how many spaces I make, the damn board keeps putting everything close together. One more try...

ETA2: Apparently the only way to get it to work is to return after each word. Grr...

Off to look up some lyrics. I've got the Oldies "Still the One" in my head, rather than Shania's, even though that's the one that was sung on Idol tonight.

Zoom, zoom



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 24 03:34:15 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick Working on that second batch right now, got caught up in dealing with bills, bills and more bills.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Apr 24 02:47:21 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

According to Ballotpedia, there are a few. What is more interesting is that...

for the Georgia Senate ...

"...In 40 of the 56 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 14 Democrats and 26 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances..."


And for the Georgia House ...

"...In 147 of 180 seats up for election a total of 52 Democrats, 94 Republicans and 1 Independent are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances..."



WG



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Maverick says:
(Thu Apr 24 02:45:32 2014 69.245.64.78) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Apr 24 17:03:01 2014
Christopher Marlowe: I love how "Downton Abbey" starts by following the doggie (Isis?) Did you get the first five puzzles? Here's 5 more.


6   P _ _ _ _ _   F _ _   A   T _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


9  P _ _ _ _ _ _   O _   A   B _ _ _ _ _ _ _   T _ _ _


221   _.   B _ _ _ _   S _ _ _ _ _   H _ _ _   O _   S _ _ _ _ _ _ _   H _ _ _ _ _


8  S _ _ _ _   O _   A   S _ _ _   S _ _ _


7  B _ _ _ _ _   F _ _   S _ _ _ _   B _ _ _ _ _ _ _


OldManFan: Bingo! (BTW, a settled science) on the first 5.


My Latest Conspiracy Theory (try to read the "paper" linked to--I got lost during my first reading) cc: Beldin, Agent Cooper


Maverick


West End Girls




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Apr 24 01:34:00 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Are there any legislative races in your area?



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Apr 24 01:28:52 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael,

Thank you.

WG



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valMichael says:
(Thu Apr 24 00:38:35 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard It's one novel made into three books, actually. It takes up where Tara dies, and she kills Warren. Then it goes in a different direction than canon. Wicked Willow is the Wikipedia link. They explain it much better than I have time for here.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Apr 23 23:56:46 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael & DaddyCatALSO,

There's a canonical book where Willow is Wicked? How's that made possible?

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
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I'm around!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Apr 23 21:14:04 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: What group did Angel infiltrate towards the end of season five?
Answer: Circle of the Black Thorn

Trivia Ringleaders: OldManFan, notsoShyGirl
Trivia Ringers: AGent Cooper

Ebdim9th Still watching dvds of tv shows?



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Wed Apr 23 21:10:25 2014 66.246.173.34) [Edit/Delete]
valMichaeL,/b] I foudn the Wicked Willow trilogy too distressing, especially since I knew evne in a parallell dimension, and auhtorized book would have to have Tara dead (One reaosn I like Chaos Bleeds is because it didn't.) Then, whatw as doen to Riley, Buffy's contrinuing carelessness (at one point she admits she doesn't know if the woemn in Willow's coven are evil and a couple chapters later tells the golem to smash "evrything" in the room. Other little things - I only read them once) it just left me feelign poor, and not in an edifying way like say The Diary Of An.ne fRank would.



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valMichael says:
(Wed Apr 23 20:28:07 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I enjoyed the Wicked Willow trilogy.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Apr 23 18:33:27 2014 98.192.33.109) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Apr 23 18:36:18 2014
Drive-By


DaddyCatALSO,

The 'Lost Slayer' series struck me as a marketing gimmick. One big novel broken and sold as parts.

ETA Just checked file. I have 14 unread BtVS titles, not to mention the comics.



Maverick,

... I will re-read it and refine your analysis, if necessary...

LOL. When you've earned that right, which nothing you have written on science demonstrates that you have.The only smart thing you have done for your side is not to debate the substance with someone who knows the substance.

You're all bark and no bite, boy.


WG



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Ebdim9th says:
(Wed Apr 23 17:53:34 2014 69.57.49.129) [Edit/Delete]
SQ, that's the great thing about a series allowed to have a long run, it gets to cover a lot of ground... as far as shows that deserved a much longer run than they got, many fans of the Jossworld mention Firefly, but I would like to see Dollhouse get a second chance for a resurrection....



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OldManFan says:
(Wed Apr 23 17:21:00 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper - Puh-leaze, it was published by Harvard Lampoon. *g

Maverick - Answers (spoiler font)
20,000 L _ _ _ _ _ _ U _ _ _ _ T _ _ S _ _
Leagues Under The Sea

57 H _ _ _ _ V _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Heinz Varieties

18 H _ _ _ _ I _ A R _ _ _ _ OF G _ _ _
Holes In A Round Of Golf

26 L _ _ _ _ _ _ I _ T _ _ A _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Letters in The Alphabet

200 D _ _ _ _ _ _ F _ _ P _ _ _ _ _ _ G _ I _ M _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Dollars For Passing Go In Monopoly

*



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Apr 23 16:55:46 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: The H.I.V.E.


Bored of the Rings: So, is admitting to having read that book some kind of scarlet letter among the intelligentsia or something? :-)



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 23 16:53:55 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick that looks fun! I'll have to work on it when I get home.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Wed Apr 23 16:44:41 2014 66.246.173.34) [Edit/Delete]
Interesting stuff form browsing at Wikipedia
I had always assumed the phrase, rather common when I was small, "n**** in the woodpile" referred to the old "joke" about stealign chickens*, the woodpile beign where the fugitives hid after doing it. And so generalize d into meaning any bad guy whose presence is a bit hidden.
Then, I ran into fiction writers using it as referring to African ancestry, particularly for a trait showing up in someone who otherwise looked Euro or Amerind So, I looked it up.
Per Wiki, it derives from the Undergound Rialroad, since the runaw3yas they were helping often hid in woodpiles when hunters came by.

* It also said thta the expression "ain't Nobody here But us Chickens" [i.does[/i] derive from that old stereotype, that the chicken thieves are so stupid that thye think saying that will make the farmer think his hens are okay.



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Maverick says:
(Wed Apr 23 16:14:50 2014 69.245.64.78) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Apr 24 17:11:12 2014
Trivia Girl: The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (anyone else remember Barry Bremen?)


Wolfguard: I read most of those 23 when they first came out and, sorry, I can't keep up with a schedule right now (trying to get my yard in shape after our 94.8 inches of snow this year.) Read them or don't. If you summarize one, I will re-read it and refine your analysis, if necessary.


Christopher Marlowe: "Downton Abbey Season 4" was excellent, as usual.


Found an old fun test. It relates to Numbers and is like a wheel of fortune puzzle with phrases, book title, etc. I'll post 5 at a time.


20,000  L _ _ _ _ _ _   U _ _ _ _   T _ _   S _ _


57  H _ _ _ _   V _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


18  H _ _ _ _   I _   A   R _ _ _ _   O _   G _ _ _


26  L _ _ _ _ _ _   I _   T _ _   A _ _ _ _ _ _ _


200  D _ _ _ _ _ _   F _ _   P _ _ _ _ _ _   G _   I _   M _ _ _ _ _ _ _


DaddyCatALSO, valMichael: When I was a kid, one of my classmate's father was a barber. He smartly provided comic books (mostly Superman and Batman) as reading material for the younger boys and I used to go there once a month and catch up on any I had missed. No appointments--you just sat around till it was your turn and you could stay after your cut to finish any.


Maverick


White Wedding




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OldManFan says:
(Wed Apr 23 14:43:04 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - the Circle of the Black Thorn.

OMF



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Wed Apr 23 14:36:04 2014 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Circle of the Black Thorn



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Apr 23 14:34:03 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
An easy one today.

Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: What group did Angel infiltrate towards the end of season five?



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Wed Apr 23 14:27:03 2014 66.246.173.34) [Edit/Delete]
Unfortunate names: trying to find contact info for a woman named Lona Lowe.


valMichael I know roughly what our age difference is so it's interesting you got seriosuly into comics at that stage in life.

Agent Cooper Never tried it myself, thanks for the warning. On second thoughts, maybe King used that format for the Green Mile. Or both.

valMichael Agent Cooper OldManFan BOtR is one of those many books I used to own but never got around to.



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valMichael says:
(Wed Apr 23 14:06:11 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: *~*Anna*~*, ABG, Bruce's Mom, Cooks43, FelisFini, Lady Wolfsbane, lasahana, TheMayor, Verinthalia's son, and Violet!

YAY andeeh!

Trivia Girl


deadguy QOD Buffy can been a steel shotgun barrel and has the strength of 10 men, so she rates about equal to Spiderman there (except for the wall crawling :) but way behind The Hulk, She can't fly, she's not faster than a speeding bullet, no X-ray vision and can't crush coal into faceted diamond, so she's pretty far below Superman. She not a God, so she a lot lower in ranking than Thor. She's ahead of Batman, because he's a mere mortal, superbly gifted and trained of course. He might be as effective as she is fighting vampires, like Riley was.

Note: I collected comics seriously in the 70s and early 80s. My most prized possession was Journey into Mystery #83, the very first Thor. I had the complete Conan, both color and the non-Comic Code black and white large format comic. The B&W Conan faithfully retold all the Howard stories, and the art was superb and often risque (sometimes women were topless, rather mild by today's standards). I also had an X-men #1 and Spiderman #2. :) When I sold the collection, I had complete series of Thor, and X-Men and Conan, most in excellent or better condition.

OldManFan I have and have read "Bored of the Rings". :) It was funny.



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OldManFan says:
(Wed Apr 23 13:31:37 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper - finally, someone else who admits they read Bored of The Rings.

OMF



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 23 13:14:31 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Yay andeeh!

deadguy qod I would rate them rather low on the superhero scale. Buffy needs to fly!


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Apr 23 13:06:19 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Daddycatalso: I like Stephen King's early stuff, so I tried to read "Dark Tower" but I hated it. I couldn't even make it a third of the way into the first book.

What an incoherent mess! The book made me think of a beat poet who tries to make himself sound cool by speaking in obtuse and aloof pseudo prose terms all the time, but just ends up sounding dumb by being SO obtuse and aloof that the prose makes no sense whatever. The book was like that, a parody of itself.

In fact, just before I gave up and put it down I was thinking, "is he doing this on PURPOSE?" because it had started to remind me of "Bored of The Rings." Only BotR is much more enjoyable and readable, and gets extra credit because at least IT admits to being a parody.



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KAM says:
(Wed Apr 23 12:24:06 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAH ANDHEEH

Deadguy QOD
: I think that they would best fit into 70's era Horror Books from Marvel.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Wed Apr 23 12:06:44 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Wednesday, April 23 2014 C.E.

We have TEN (10 Birthdays!



*~*Anna*~*
ABG
Bruces Mom
Cooks43
FelisFini
Lady Wolfsbane
lasahana
TheMayor
Verinthalia's son
Violet



Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Anna, ABG, Bruce's Mom, Cooks43, FelisFini, Lady Wolfsbane, lasahana, TheMayor, Verinthalia's son, Violet!



I want to torture you. I used to love it, and it's been a long time. I mean, the last time I tortured someone, they didn't even have chainsaws. Angel, 'Becoming (2)'

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



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Wed Apr 23 11:43:41 2014 66.246.173.34) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard the Lost Slayer was not so much a trilogy as it was like what Stephen Ki.ng did with the dark Tower, a nseries of micro-novels released ove r a span of time, adding up to one standrad fat book, whihc is how I read it.



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Wed Apr 23 11:42:54 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for andeeh!

yay andeeh!

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

sunnydale comics - we could all use a bit of super heroics

for those of you familiar with comic books, where would buffy or angel rate in the pantheon of superheroes?


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Apr 23 05:33:05 2014 98.192.33.109) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Allyson!


Christopher Marlowe,

I had an unexpected visitor, so will do the periodicity exercise tomorrow. *g*



Deadguy Memorial Buffy Tuesday Question

Have you read any Buffy books? Which was the best (fiction or non-fiction)?

Oh yes. Still have half dozen unread titles sitting on the shelf. I only remember two of the fictions, both were trilogies. One was about a ~ Gatekeeper and the other was ~ The Lost Slayer ~. The BtVS books I've used the most are the three volumes of The Watcher's Guide.



Good Night to All

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 23 03:23:40 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Castle was new last night, SHIELD was new.

Spunky Girl is the hero, the Templar dude is the villain. Although I'm sure there is a Spunky Evildoer out there. *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Apr 23 02:04:56 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Apr 23 02:07:08 2014
Christopher Marlowe,

There was a new SHIELD tonight?! I'm so behind on shows. Now I have four new episodes to watch. Was last night's Castle new?


ETA Not to be a critic, but 'petting the dog' is having the villain do something that makes her a little bit less dark. *g*


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 23 01:59:17 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I look forward to it. *g*

Interesting episode of SHIELD tonight.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Apr 23 01:09:05 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Not only will I ponder on your grab bag of story elements, but I will work it into an established fictional verse and post it here, at the Beta Bronze, sometime tonight .... or during LOSERS. *g*


WG



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Wed Apr 23 00:56:08 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Our hero, Velma Thorpe, makes the misake of petting a dog whilst
strolling down a Paris street. Suddenly a Knight Templar appears, and the knight
attempt to kill the dog. Such a villain! Our plucky hero, stops him with a very well
placed kick with a stilletto heel. Our Knight templar breaks a fourth wall and speaks
to the audience. He explains to us he is on a redemption quest, but somestimes backslides.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 23 00:50:29 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I grabbed these elements at random.

Hero

PG plucky girl

Villain

Kt knight templar

Metatrope
the fourth wall

setting, law, plot

Rq Redemption quest

Plot device

Pet the Dog



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Apr 23 00:29:17 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Yes I did. Spent over an hour at the site.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 23 00:02:54 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Did you try that periodic table yet?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Apr 22 22:24:17 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
slow afternoon!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Apr 22 20:43:00 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit[/i]

Category: Buffy
Question: What was the demon trying to sell to Buffy and Faith in Enemies?
Answer: Book of Ascension

Trivia Masters: notsoShyGirl, OldMAnFan, valMichael
Trivia Newbies: Agent Cooper, Maverick (lol)



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ShadowQuest says:
(Tue Apr 22 19:18:56 2014 74.44.175.188) [Edit/Delete]
Zoom back through the other way

Ebdim9th Actually, they had a musical episode - "Catch a Falling Star." Sam was an understudy for an alcoholic lead in a "Man of la Mancha" production, and ended up having to go on at the end. The understudy for Dulcinea was his piano teacher when he was 16 - he had a huge crush on her, and now that they were the same age (and his host had had a relationship with her) he thought he was getting a second chance.

Although other episodes featured singing ("Glitter Rock," "Song for the Soul," etc) this one had the most - Nicole performed "What Does He Want of Me?", Sam sang "Man of la Mancha," "Dulcinea" and "Impossible Dream." (The latter three are on the soundtrack; the only song from "Glitter Rock" that's featured is "Fate's Wide Wheel.") There are also a few times Sam is playing piano ("Man of la Mancha") and John (the star, played by John Cullum) does a parody of "Man of la Mancha" while drunk.

It's not a musical in the sense that "Once More, With Feeling" was a musical, but it's an episode about a musical, with a lot of singing.

In "Glitter Rock" the only songs performed were "Hot Spot," "Rock the Redhead" and "Fate's Wide Wheel." Scott co-wrote "Somewhere in the Night" from the episode "Piano Man," but not "Fate's Wide Wheel." (Deborah Pratt, Donald Bellisario's ex-wife, wrote "The Alphabet Rap" performed by Al in "Shock Theater.")

Agent Cooper I'm not exactly giving them two weeks because I want to get on the new schedule as soon as possible. They've got me on for four days in the next two weeks (this one and next) so that's all the notice I'm giving them, rather than saying my last day will be sometime the week of the 4th of May.

Zoom, zoom



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OldManFan says:
(Tue Apr 22 19:06:12 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - Girl Scout cookies... made from real Girl Scouts. Or the Books Of Ascension.

OMF



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Apr 22 19:01:37 2014 98.192.33.109) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick,

...I can prove Global Warming is just a political theory."

Follows is your 'proof'?

"When Warmists see the Maunder Minimum Wikipedia entry they do not glom onto the scientific possibilities like flies on poop; rather, they ignore the science and defend their previous political position and call the others names like Deniers (which used to be reserved for those who claim to not believe in the Holocaust."


ROFLOL!!!


I need to repeat a portion of the above ...

"...they ignore the science and defend their previous political position and call the others names like Deniers..."

Kettle calling the pot black. More ROFLOL.


I've a challenge for you. We both go pick one of the articles in the '23' link. We each analyze both articles, but instead of posting them directly to the board we send them to a willing Bronzer who holds them until all four are completed, after which this Bronzer will post the four analyses, along with the links to the original articles, to the board.

Game for it?


WG



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Ebdim9th says:
(Tue Apr 22 18:52:21 2014 69.57.49.129) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael as was I... (SPEBSQSA/Barbershop Harmony Society) in the lead position of the four.... my uncle was responsible for getting me into that...



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Maverick says:
(Tue Apr 22 18:49:13 2014 69.245.64.78) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Avon.


ShadowQuest: Slick move. I just wanted you to know how much "repair" stuff is on the Internet in videos and etc.


KAM, Agent Cooper: Shameless Self-promotion. My fanfic is written as Buffy Scripts and has a beginning, middle, and ending, just like a book. I have read "The Gatekeeper Trilogy" AND "Pretty Maids" and humbly thought my stories better. Maverick's Home Page. "Unbecoming 1 and 2" and "Spike & Dru 1 and 2" are scripts. Read my Guestbook entries for laudatory blurbs on my fanfic. "Buffy and the Blood Suckers" is not a script and was written for an Algerina contest. BTW, Algerina said I kept her up one night reading my fanfic and she became a Maverick Fanfic Recommender.


Wolfguard: Well, I'm convinced your reading comprehension has been compromised, so why would I write something more for you to misread? Maybe it's just my writing that confounds you, I'll allow that possibility. So, since it's not likely you will on your own read any of those 23 articles, give one a try and we'll see whether you bungle the reading of it. BTW, I can prove Global Warming is just a political theory. When Warmists see the Maunder Minimum Wikipedia entry they do not glom onto the scientific possibilities like flies on poop; rather, they ignore the science and defend their previous political position and call the others names like Deniers (which used to be reserved for those who claim to not believe in the Holocaust.


Maverick


It Might Be You




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valMichael says:
(Tue Apr 22 18:37:34 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Apr 22 18:51:28 2014
ChristopherMarlowe Do you like Barbershop Quartet Singing? I was once in a quartet in SPEBQSA, Inc. (Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America which is now called the Barbershop Harmony Society. :) BSQ singing is great fun. I sang bass but basically I'm a deep baritone. True bass singer (basso profundos) are fairly rare, and excellent examples are Tim Foust of the acapella group Born Free, and Avi Kaplan of Pentatonix. Both these guys can sing with excellent power and tone well below the C below the bass clef. With head tones, Avi Kaplan has a four octave range. You can check out Avi and Pentatonix on YouTube. They are superb.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Apr 22 18:37:29 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin: Thanks for the Girl Genius link, I'll give it a try based on the rave reviews here.

Right now as far as web comics I'm only reading Order of the Stick and Knights of the Dinner Table on a regular basis.

There's a few others I peak in on but those two I follow faithfully.

I should vaguely disclaim that KODT isn't strictly speaking a web comic, it's a paper comic that's also posted on the web. If that makes sense.



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Ebdim9th says:
(Tue Apr 22 17:58:23 2014 69.57.49.129) [Edit/Delete]
CM, me too, although I remember Sam jumping into the body of a rock star in mid-performance...

btw I'm watching Dollhouse season one, (unfortunately looked three places, season two not in stock) and yesterday I watched the episode where Alan Tudyk, as Alpha, pretending to be the environmental systems designer for the dollhouse, starts telling Ballard, in his apartment, about Earth day, and Earth one day in the future having a Human Day in memoriam for the extinct human race. And of course today is Earth Day. No wonder my friend's daughter suddenly broke out a hackey-sack yesterday....



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Apr 22 17:50:37 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Ebdim9th I can see Sam and Al doing barbershop. *g*



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Ebdim9th says:
(Tue Apr 22 17:43:28 2014 69.57.49.129) [Edit/Delete]
SQ, Quantum Leap the Musical!

Deadguy memorial QOD, I think there's a couple I've missed, but I think I've read just about all the novelizations...

a belated YAY! Beldin!



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valMichael says:
(Tue Apr 22 15:38:23 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Apr 22 18:33:51 2014
Happy Birthday: Angel's Gift, Dayzee, ronia, randomx, and TheStage!

YAY allyson!

Trivia Girl
THe Books of Ascension

deadGUY QOD I've read all of the published novels and most of the non-fiction books. Most were decent, some were good. The best stories usually violated canon in some way. Faith's back story was one of the best, or least most interesting. The Watcher's Guides were the best non-fiction.


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