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Icelord says:
(Fri Mar 6 21:22:36 2015 71.251.112.62) [Edit/Delete]
Ebdim9th: Dude!!!! You still got my email?
Hit me up yo! I'll show you a crazy pic of the
clash: my silver vw bug against a 4door
F150 epic !! It's A miracle I survived actually
the VW kicked azz



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Ebdim9th says:
(Fri Mar 6 20:45:20 2015 98.90.90.158) [Edit/Delete]
Thanks for the link Icelord, hope you're doing better yourself....



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Icelord says:
(Fri Mar 6 20:35:41 2015 71.251.112.62) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Mar 6 20:40:25 2015
I saw this today and it is share worthy::
Notable Today is recognizing
Michael Mclellan (aka valMichael)
with
inclusion in the prestigious Notables List.
Mclellan of Baytown, Texas is among a
number of individuals to have demonstrated
or achieved notability, as determined by the
editors of Notable Today.
Recognition on a Notables List highlights
individuals who have become worthy of
attention or notice in their local communities
though either through career success,
demonstration of a high level of personal
integrity, worthwhile volunteer contributions
or other considerations.
While more relevant than ever, the heritage of Notable Lists remains unchanged, celebrating the
noble virtues of generosity, courage, service, good manners and helping others.




http://notable1946.com/news/15109100110467/Michael-Mclellan-Baytown-Texas.html
Could not link, it's not easy being a spaz ;)



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loki says:
(Fri Mar 6 20:02:56 2015 166.77.6.7) [Edit/Delete]
It's been years since I've regularly posted here, but I heard the sad news and wanted to come by to give my
condolences to valMichael's friends and family.

Just reading the name "valMichael" brings this sense of warmth of remembrance of kindness. It's almost
impossible for each of us to know how many people we've touched -- I hope that he knew just how much
we Bronzers were so very fond of him.

Rest well, sir.



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Maverick says:
(Fri Mar 6 19:14:59 2015 98.209.65.236) [Edit/Delete]




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Ebdim9th says:
(Fri Mar 6 18:14:26 2015 98.90.90.158) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Mar 6 20:01:09 2015
I had meant to post earlier this week when I read that valMichael was in the hospital but I didn't get the chance. This is terrible news... thanks to Jack Burkhead and Beldin for letting us know... maybe he didn't know, but I considered him one of the friends that I made on-line when, late to the internet I had come (2003) the idea of having friends made in such a way was a new idea to me... I think I only first came to the Bronze in 2006 though... I'm glad I knew him at least as well as I got to...



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Mar 6 18:01:53 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Good to see so many familiar 'faces' even under such sad tidings.



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Cosmic Bob says:
(Fri Mar 6 16:28:27 2015 205.235.218.10) [Edit/Delete]
I'm sorry to hear about valMichael.

Condolences to his family and all his friends, here in the Beta and elsewhere.

Cosmic Bob
I Now Have Titles



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Charity aka Taygeta says:
(Fri Mar 6 16:14:47 2015 162.202.98.153) [Edit/Delete]
Hi everyone! It sure has been awhile, but heard
about valMichael from Bronzers on FB
so I knew I had to stop on in.

I am sad to hear of his passing. So much of my
memory of my time here includes him and his
presence. It's that crazy thing about time and
memory - I don't have an exact reference in my
mind of a specific conversation (though I know
there has to have been many and many GREAT
ones). I didn't know him as closely as others
did, and yet, I can't pull memory apart -
valMichael was this ubiquitous
presence that I will always associate with the
Bronze and Bronzers. And for that, I know he
will always be here, even if he is gone.

RIP valMichael.

-Charity aka Taygeta



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Fri Mar 6 15:44:05 2015 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl

π




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Trivia Girl says:
(Fri Mar 6 15:38:56 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael's memorial math trivia

Category: Math
Question: What is the most well known transcendental number?



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Maverick says:
(Fri Mar 6 15:23:28 2015 98.209.65.236) [Edit/Delete]
Rest In Peace, valMichael, O Mighty Mainstay of the Bronze, Coffee Drinker Extraordinaire, Mathematics Promulgator of the Board, Far and Away the Punniest Bronzer, and All-Around Intelligent Conversationalist, we will miss your constant, friendly, gentle, guiding presence.


valMichael was a voracious reader of cosmological theories and was always a great one to bounce ideas off of. He was one, and appreciated other, seekers of knowledge. (I met and spent some time with him at the PBP [the one that Marc Blucas attended.]) I think the biggest argument we would have was wherein he claimed to be an atheist, and I kept telling him there is no such thing. You can be an agnostic but not an atheist. My reasoning: If you acknowledge the Universe and can't account for its spontaneous generation otherwise, you must concede to the concept of God. Now he knows the truth and that I was right. ;-) Told you so! (Haha, he would "love" that.) Sad way to win an argument. Well, onto your next adventure, Big Guy.


Maverick


Eternal Flame




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SweePer says:
(Fri Mar 6 14:52:27 2015 73.198.8.106) [Edit/Delete]
...and of course I spelled Michael wrong because I couldn't see while I was posting. *sigh*
At least I didn't make the whole board blink or bold. Done that before. *g*

HUGS to everyone here!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Mar 6 14:35:08 2015 209.51.184.15) [Edit/Delete]
I bet ValMichael would want us to carry on with things here. And I'll get there, but not today.

I didn't know VM that well or for that long, but it FEELS like I did because he was always such a big, friendly presence here. I'm going to miss him.



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SweePer says:
(Fri Mar 6 14:21:05 2015 73.198.8.106) [Edit/Delete]
This just sucks. *sigh*

valMichael was ALWAYS here, he was always supposed to be here. He's not here now.

And it just sucks. *sigh*

RIP valMicheal



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri Mar 6 14:08:35 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Friday, March 6th 2015 C.E.
valMichael Day

We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!



elreyn24
GrimReaper
Polgarita
turtle


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
elreyn24, GrimReaper, Polgarita, turtle!



It's possible that he's in the land of perpetual Wednesday, or the crazy melty land, or you know, the world without shrimp. Anya, 'Triangle'

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Mar 6 14:01:17 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Mar 6 14:08:10 2015
OldManFan I had wondered about the val in valMichael. I might do some math on the board sometime today in his honor.



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KAM says:
(Fri Mar 6 13:45:22 2015 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Hello Again,

valMichael Day

It is nice to see folks who've been away for a while coming here to pay their respects to a pillar of the Bronze community.

I have to say, this is feeling really strange. We've lost other Bronzers, and naturally that's sad as well, but valMichael always seemed to be nearby (here), and now he won't be, and that really feels like there's a void here.

KAM



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lostinamerica says:
(Fri Mar 6 13:26:42 2015 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
2 + 2 = :(

*$#@! *$#@! *$#@! Growing up sucks :(

valMichael, you were the best, and we'll all miss you terribly. RIP

Thanks for letting us know, Jack Burkhead.



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Fri Mar 6 12:30:48 2015 74.111.112.120) [Edit/Delete]
I am officially declaring it
valMichael Day on the Bronze
Beta - there will be no 'Yay'
today...


Rest In Peace, Michael

Michael chose the board name
valMichael from the main
character in Stranger In A Strange
Land - Valentine Michael Smith.

-



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Mar 6 06:56:35 2015 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
*SIGH*

valMichael was an Elder of the Bronze when I first started posting, almost 17 years ago. Though all the changes, valMichael continued, creating a sense of community ... He mattered and I will deeply miss him.


WG



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Beldin says:
(Fri Mar 6 06:17:00 2015 135.26.20.118) [Edit/Delete]
Xanderella - " ...when
something happens that makes my heart
swell with community, I still assume that it
originated at the Bronze
"

Amen.



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FSM CDMan says:
(Fri Mar 6 06:11:54 2015 75.92.99.89) [Edit/Delete]
I rarely make it to the Beta these days. I've
been getting Birthday greetings every year for
the past 15 or so years by valMichael.
Sometimes I saw them and sometimes I
didn't..

I was sadden to hear about valMichael's
passing and realized that I won't be getting
any more birthday wishes from him. A
simple act of kindness which will affects
every Bronzer on the planet, even 12 years
after Buffy slayed her last vampire.

I never got to meet the man, why am I
tearing up so badly?

~Ron



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white wings says:
(Fri Mar 6 06:07:17 2015 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Xanderella - Likewise. I miss you.



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Jaan Quidam says:
(Fri Mar 6 06:00:55 2015 108.61.76.4) [Edit/Delete]
I'm very sorry to hear the sad news about valMichael. My condolences to valMichael's friends and family. It's a sad day for Bronzers; he made The Bronze what it was, and what it is, and we'll miss him.

Beldin, thanks for being the bearer of bad news. Thanks also, and my condolences, to Jack Burkhead, and SweePer and FASTEDDIE.

And to everyone here this night: take good care, my friends.



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Carpedi7 says:
(Fri Mar 6 05:52:24 2015 75.132.228.28) [Edit/Delete]
RIP valMichael

I was honored to be one of your Birthday
minions.



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Xanderella says:
(Fri Mar 6 05:47:08 2015 24.147.184.196) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Mar 6 05:48:53 2015
white wings: I feel that same lurky
everywhere thing. I don't like it and don't
know how to break through it. Still, I can't
express how glad I am to see your pixels.



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white wings says:
(Fri Mar 6 05:40:50 2015 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Mar 6 05:46:26 2015
Xanderella - I'm fine. I hope you are. I've been kind of lurky everywhere, and couldn't "face" the other environment. I saw that you had a heavy loss recently in a different forum. I'm sorry.

ETA: The birthday wishes could have come from the Bronze originally. I just dug up an old file with that date. Belated Happy Birthday, by the way. *g*



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Xanderella says:
(Fri Mar 6 05:37:31 2015 24.147.184.196) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Mar 6 05:49:44 2015
Fun fact: Yesterday, an erstwhile Bronzer
wished me a happy birthday. I was on
Facebook for years, but haven't been on it for
months. Still I assumed that BRONZER got my
BD info from valMichael.

Scrolling back, it seems that's not the case.
That's okay. I have a dim memory of asking
Mike to remove my BD from the list. (i.e. I
don't think I was overlooked; I think I was
respectfully ignored upon my own request).

The thing is, here is the thing: when
something happens that makes my heart
swell with community, I still assume that it
originated at the Bronze, because this is my
real home town.

Love you all. I'm so sorry about Michael.



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Xanderella says:
(Fri Mar 6 05:32:11 2015 24.147.184.196) [Edit/Delete]
white wings: Yes, it does. Love you
so much, girl. I kept waiting for you to join us
at the other place, but I should have been
here. I hope you are well.



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white wings says:
(Fri Mar 6 05:25:10 2015 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Xanderella - {{{hugs}}} This hurts.

I'm glad to see you and all the others.



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Menomegirl says:
(Fri Mar 6 05:22:26 2015 68.201.116.96) [Edit/Delete]
RIP valMichael. I will miss
you greatly.



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Xanderella says:
(Fri Mar 6 05:20:30 2015 24.147.184.196) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Mar 6 05:21:06 2015
white wings, I love you and am so
glad to see you here. &hearts&



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white wings says:
(Fri Mar 6 05:18:00 2015 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Good bye valMichael. Thank you for being one of the foundations of the Bronze. Rest in Peace.

Jack Burkhead - Thank you for telling us. It is terribly difficult to bring this kind of news about one you love. I'm so very sorry for your loss, and I'm crying now for ours. He wasn't just an internet presence. A number of us have met him in person. We cared for him very much.

Beldin - Thank you, and thanks to SweePer and FASTEDDIE.



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ShadowQuest says:
(Fri Mar 6 05:02:53 2015 74.33.115.222) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Mar 6 05:03:13 2015
I tried to come up with something mathy.
I tried to come up with something punny.
I tried to come up with something witty.
I tried to come up with something World-of-Warcrafty.
But every time words failed.
So I'll just say this: "Of all the souls I've encountered on my travels, his was the most...human.

Rest in Peace, valMichael You will be missed.

"There's a hole in the world."



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Xanderella says:
(Fri Mar 6 04:49:22 2015 24.147.184.196) [Edit/Delete]
Jack Burkhead, thank you so much, for
coming here, in your hour of pain, to let us
know of our (and your) brother's passing. I'm
so sorry for your loss. Our condolences, best
thoughts, wishes, and prayers, for your
family's pain. Peace.



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Cashmere says:
(Fri Mar 6 04:46:54 2015 97.87.8.163) [Edit/Delete]
That is a kick in the gut. RIP
valMichael



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Xanderella says:
(Fri Mar 6 04:42:05 2015 24.147.184.196) [Edit/Delete]
I'm so sorry to learn of valMichael's passing.
There have been too many of us. Thank you,
dear Birthday Gnome. :(



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Mar 6 04:19:16 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael..math will never be the
same without you. RIP



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Keywe says:
(Fri Mar 6 03:58:46 2015 107.10.11.180) [Edit/Delete]
So sad at this moment. Feel very honored
to not only have met valMichael online but
in person, also. A wonderful, kind man. He
welcomed everyone to the Bronze. This
community will never again be as "mathy"
as it was when he was in residence. You
will be missed......



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agent cooper says:
(Fri Mar 6 03:49:08 2015 108.44.45.237) [Edit/Delete]
this is awful news. so sad.



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Monique says:
(Fri Mar 6 03:48:56 2015 75.162.20.76) [Edit/Delete]
RIP valMichael. Thank you for all you did to keep us a community.

--signed, a long-ago Bronzer



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Irishrose says:
(Fri Mar 6 03:41:02 2015 50.26.35.199) [Edit/Delete]
Ambles in, heads straight to the bar for her pint. Raises it skyward in honor of valMichael.

May he rest in the company of the saints.



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Fri Mar 6 03:36:57 2015 76.120.26.241) [Edit/Delete]
My heart is deeply saddened. valMichael, I will miss you. RIP



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Carita says:
(Fri Mar 6 03:15:47 2015 24.114.68.223) [Edit/Delete]
R.I.P. valMichael uncontrollably
crying right now. Really going to
miss you.



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Dogmeat says:
(Fri Mar 6 02:50:34 2015 72.226.63.228) [Edit/Delete]
In Memorium valMichael



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Adri says:
(Fri Mar 6 02:49:37 2015 174.47.78.89) [Edit/Delete]
Jack Burkhead: Is there
anywhere that valMichael might have
liked us to make a donation to in
his memory?



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Austin154 says:
(Fri Mar 6 02:49:18 2015 74.195.167.25) [Edit/Delete]
::Raises a glass::
RIP valMichael



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KAM says:
(Fri Mar 6 02:32:43 2015 99.140.191.147) [Edit/Delete]
Hello Again,

I am deeply saddened to hear about
valMichael's passing. He was a tried and
true Bronzer and a reasonable man. I can't
overstate how much I value that.

He brought the birthday greetings and...he
always brought the math. He will be
missed.

Rest in peace,
KAM



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newt says:
(Fri Mar 6 02:29:11 2015 71.58.66.212) [Edit/Delete]
RIP valMichael



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LadyJack says:
(Fri Mar 6 02:05:16 2015 67.246.35.29) [Edit/Delete]
I was hoping to discover that the passing of
ValMichael was a horrible rumor on
Facebook. I can't believe he is gone. So
many years of celebrating bithdays. RIP
birthday gnome. You will be missed.



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RTBS says:
(Fri Mar 6 02:03:52 2015 216.114.215.109) [Edit/Delete]
Just wanted to pay my respects to valMichael. This seemed like the
best place to do so.

- RTBS



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Dianne says:
(Fri Mar 6 01:58:25 2015 98.66.216.184) [Edit/Delete]
RIP ValMichael. :*(



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Slayed_Soul says:
(Fri Mar 6 01:39:44 2015 173.177.98.88) [Edit/Delete]
I am very sadden to find out about the
passing of a staple figure here at the
Bronze. valMichael left a giant footprint in
the history of the Bronze and helped make
it what is was/is. A sad day for the
community. May he rest in peace.



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Skittery says:
(Fri Mar 6 01:35:21 2015 73.218.23.116) [Edit/Delete]
For valMichael
:o(

SweePer {{{{{HUGS}}}}}



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Adri says:
(Fri Mar 6 01:35:11 2015 174.47.78.89) [Edit/Delete]
Jack: Thank you for letting
us know. valMichael was one
of the mainstays of the Bronze. It
is a very sad day indeed.



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OldManFan says:
(Fri Mar 6 01:29:16 2015 74.111.112.120) [Edit/Delete]
Forty-two years ago I scored 750
(out of 800) on the SAT math
section. I received a certificate
from the Governor and acceptance
letters from MIT, Virginia Tech and
scores of other schools. Yet I
wasn't on the same page as
valMichael from a
mathematical standpoint.


Rest In Peace valMichael

OMF



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Icelord says:
(Fri Mar 6 01:20:23 2015 71.251.112.62) [Edit/Delete]
Thank you Jack for keeping us informed.

valMichael
Until we meet again my friend 💔



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4paws says:
(Fri Mar 6 01:17:28 2015 97.93.214.69) [Edit/Delete]
Such sad news.... RIP, valMichael-
thank you for your friendship,and
beginning "The Birthday Gnome"..
you are missed..
4paws



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Mar 6 00:59:34 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Mar 6 01:00:54 2015
Beldin, Jack Burkhead Thank you for letting us know. Awful, awful news. valMichael had been a good friend, poster and Birthday Gnome for as long as I've been part of the bronze. I was hopeful he would be back to his old posting self soon.

I wonder if the World of Warcraft group he played with knows?



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Jack Burkhead says:
(Fri Mar 6 00:53:22 2015 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Re: valMichael/Michael Mclellan


I have only been able to contact a few of his friends directly so I will put up a general posting to this board's users.

Long time poster on this board, Michael Mclellan ( valMichael ) was hospitalized last month.
There are informational postings starting on February 28th.

He had begun to improve and it appeared he would recover from this latest problem. Unfortunately
this hope was premature.

Mike passed away this AM. His ending seemed peaceful and without pain.

If any one wants more information, I will put my email at the end of this.

He really loved this board and the people on it. My thanks to all of you for providing him with such enjoyment during the last part of his life.

Jack Burkhead

jackburkhead68@gmail.com



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Beldin says:
(Fri Mar 6 00:49:53 2015 135.26.20.118) [Edit/Delete]
I am very sad to report that valMichael passed away this morning. SweePer got an email from his brother-in-law Jack to call him. FASTEDDIE called and learned the news.

Sadness.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Mar 6 00:42:17 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
home!



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Maverick says:
(Thu Mar 5 21:40:51 2015 98.209.65.236) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Yahoo is a chocolate milk-like drink. BTW, I was watching the movie "Jobs" last night about Steve Jobs (with Ashton Kutcher.) The movie said they did not steal the name Apple from The Beatles and said that Jobs did not even like The Beatles but preferred Bob Dylan. Jobs was not homosexual, like Alan Turing, but his attitude towards others (including girlfriends and employees) reminds one of the kind of Asperger's Syndrome problems of Turing. The most fascinating thing in the movie (which perhaps they overdo) is the hunched-over loping walk of Jobs, which makes him seem almost handicapped in some physical way.


Sarah Michelle Gellar joins the voice cast of the cartoon series "Star Wars Rebels." I confess I have no interest in "Star Wars" anymore, much less cartoons. Freddie Prinze, Jr., is also in the voice cast.


So, the Ferguson Report finally was written by the Federal DOJ and the police officer who shot Michael Brown was completely cleared and exonerated. The Report further admitteed the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" scenario NEVER HAPPENED. Unfortunately Eric Holder and Obama at the time said again and again that they understood the antagonism of the crowds of protestors. They understood nothing. They encouraged it. They should have said Wait For The Investigation. Obama is clearly trying to divide this country.


Maverick


Taxi Driver




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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Mar 5 21:37:07 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Internet
Question: What do the letters in Yahoo! stand for?

Trivia TOPS Totally Obviously Perfectly Smartypants!

notsoShyGirl



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Mar 5 21:03:49 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper I always thought it was from Gulliver's Travels, I think during one of Gulliver's trips, he ran into a group of humans that were called yahoos by an intelligent horse clan.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Mar 5 18:24:46 2015 209.51.184.15) [Edit/Delete]
I honestly never knew YAHOO stood for anything. I just thought it was a catchy name.

I DO know that the guys that started the company picked the name as kind of a joke, and when they started going out to pitch the idea to investors they made sure to tell them that they were fine with changing it. They worried that the money people wouldn't take them seriously otherwise.

Oddly enough, when they did secure an investor, that investor said he'd give them the money as long as they promised NOT to change the name.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Mar 5 17:36:29 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
lostinamerica I assume that killer fatigue will start hitting folks and generate some drama among the couples.

I also never understood people going on this race to 'test' a relationship.



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Thu Mar 5 15:48:29 2015 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle

The word was invented by Jonathan Swift and used in his book Gulliver's Travels.
It represents a person who is repulsive in appearance and action and is barely
human.

Yahoo! founders Jerry Yang and David Filo selected the name because they
considered themselves yahoos.

The name Yahoo! is an acronym for "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle," but
Filo and Yang insist they selected the name because they liked the general
definition of a yahoo: "rude, unsophisticated, uncouth."



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not says:
(Thu Mar 5 15:43:12 2015 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Mar 5 15:41:20 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Internet
Question: What do the letters in Yahoo! stand for?



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lostinamerica says:
(Thu Mar 5 14:18:07 2015 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
ChristopherMarlowe--I don't know why the producers are thinking romance, I'm sure the racers are exhausted when they reach the pit stop and want to do no more than eat and sleep ;)


Agent Cooper--LOL, that's exactly what we need, a Milo :) I wish there was a way you could keep them focused on chipmunks and squirrels instead of birds and bunnies, I like to have the latter hanging around the yard!

I miss Kitty :( That's what we used to call him, because for the longest time we didn't know who he belonged to.

cc KAM



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Thu Mar 5 14:06:03 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Thursday, March 5th 2015 C.E.

We have THREE (3) Birthdays!



gana
David Fury - Writer for BtVS
krypticon


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
'gana, David Fury, krypticon!



Come on out, River. The nice man wants to kidnap you. Simon, 'Objects In Space'

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Mar 5 14:00:51 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Yay elreyn24!


Happy CD Thursday!

KAM LOL! I do too!



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KAM says:
(Thu Mar 5 13:42:40 2015 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY ELREYN24

Agent Cooper: That's one tough cat.

Christopher Marlowe: I much prefer dead animal parts--specifically, well prepared meaty ones.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Thu Mar 5 12:31:23 2015 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for elreyn24!

yay elreyn24!


Happy CD Thursday!



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ChrisotpherMarlowe says:
(Thu Mar 5 05:41:58 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Mar 5 05:43:07 2015
wolfgaurd No, but a quick google indicates about 230,000 words. I'm not sure how many of that is to a page.

ETA

I'm also seeing a quote of anywhere from 2,000 to 2,700 pages.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Mar 5 04:33:03 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Do you know the length of the ACA?

WG



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ChrisotpherMarlowe says:
(Thu Mar 5 03:40:45 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard An not only that,
poison pills, riders and all sorts of
stuff can be inserted to such bills
to ensure or kill passage.

It's ridiculous sometimes.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Mar 5 03:03:05 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

And yet each bill represents
someone's reasoning on how the
world works and how it works can be
manipulated through binding rules.

WG



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Comma says:
(Thu Mar 5 02:57:17 2015 75.129.170.85) [Edit/Delete]
As much as I believe that The Affordable Care Act is the biggest mistake ever made by a vote of Congress, I also believe that the old system is dead. There is no way that I want ACA to be destroyed until a real health care program is in place to replace it.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Mar 5 02:52:35 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I fear that happens more often that not with Congress. Bills are so large that no one knows what they will do anymore.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Mar 5 02:05:08 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
I am hereabouts in case anyone
notices!

From what I understand, valMichael
has his laptop and wifi access,
although it seems to be spotty at the
hospital he is in.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Mar 5 01:58:30 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Mar 5 02:00:10 2015
Christopher Marlowe,

I did not. I did read George
Will's op-ed on it last Sunday
and listened to a discussion
about it on POTUS (XM channel for
political news junkies).

As I recall the op-ed, the ACA
says if a person cannot afford
health care then the state will
provide a subsidy. This created a
problem if a person resided in a
state which chose not to create a
health care exchange. OTOH, if
one reads 'state' to mean the
federal government, then there is
no problem.

The crux of the case appears to
be what did Congress intend by
'state'? Was Congress speaking of
state as one of the 50 states or
was Congress using 'state' as a
short-hand for the federal
government?

I've not read the relevant
passage, much less the entire
ACA, so do not now have an
opinion. I believe it's another
example of sloppy legislating
created by the rush to get it
out.

How did Speaker Pelosi put it at
the time? ~ We'll find out what's
in the bill after we pass it.



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Mar 5 00:43:05 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Home!

wolfgaurd Did you follow the ACA arguements that went before the Supreme Court today?



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ShadowQuest says:
(Wed Mar 4 23:58:58 2015 74.33.115.222) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Mar 5 00:08:04 2015
Zoom back through the other
way


Agent Cooper That end shot? Sweet!

Plus, there's this.

Shadow meanders away, singing "I have no strings" in a very creepy voice...



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Mar 4 23:31:07 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Heading on my way home, but making a stop at a local craft shop for a frame!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Mar 4 21:35:20 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: The Prince of Lies was played by what recurring Buffy/Angel actor?
Answer: Camden Toy

Trivia Horror Mavens: OldManFan, notsoShyGirl
Trivia Horror Victims: Maverick!



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OldManFan says:
(Wed Mar 4 20:48:24 2015 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - Camden Toy.

ShadowQuest - I had forgotten that story.

OMF



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Mar 4 20:16:46 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
ShadowQuest Super cool fact!

Agent Cooper I can't view videos from work, but I take you are happy with what you saw? *g*



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Maverick says:
(Wed Mar 4 19:56:21 2015 98.209.65.236) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Perth Amboy Tool


Agent Cooper1: I'm afraid I, myself, may have been a Cobblepot at one time or another. Oh, well! Independent thinking, comes with the territory.


Agent Cooper2: I grew up in a neighborhood where our houses were so close together that a barking dog would have driven the whole neighborhood crazy, so there were a lot of cats. We had a funny all-grey cat name Lightning (not named after the "Amos 'n Andy" character) who was treated uniquely. I could bore you with stories about him, but he definitely was a family member and distinctly low maintenance.


Agent Cooper3: See the original 1978 movie "Dawn of the Dead" and if you like it, "The Walking Dead" is a worthy successor (in terms of the genre.) It's exciting stuff but gruesome, and I know you have young kids. I've taken earlier seasons of the DVD's out of the library and look forward to a new season.


Maverick


Superfreak




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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Mar 4 19:46:07 2015 209.51.184.15) [Edit/Delete]



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Mar 4 18:18:10 2015 209.51.184.15) [Edit/Delete]
Lostinamerica - Kam - Chris Marlowe: My familiy had a cat when I was a kid, a big old tom cat and his name was Milo. He was the coolest cat ever, he had so much personality and was so much fun and we really loved him.

But he was an outdoor cat and was very tough. In the summer he didn't even eat much cat food. He basically hunted birds and mice. But his food of choice was squirrel. The creepy thing was, he'd leave piles of squirrel bones and tails exactly at the four corners of our house. I'm not making this up. It was like he was part of some feline squirrel death cult.

Milo really was very tough, he'd fight any animal that wandered into his territory and won most of the time. One day I stepped on his foot accidentally, and hurt his paw. So my sister and I had to take him to the vet. After a 30 minute chase and struggle to wrestle him into a cardboard box, we drove him over. (I had scratches all up both arms from him fighting, and this is with one lame paw.)

We get to the vet late in the afternoon and we're the only ones in the waiting room. So we check in and let Milo out of the box to wander around a bit. There's a big bay window in the waiting room looking out into the parking lot. While we are waiting, this older lady with a great big mean looking dog pulls up and heads in. Milo sees this, and immediately jumps up onto a sofa next to the door. His tail and hair goes up and he's ready to pounce. My sister and I realize he's going to ambush this poor dog! I grab Milo just as the dog and lady open the door. Milo is hissing and scratching and fighting to get away from me to get to the dog (again, lame paw and all) and it's all I can do to hold him back. The lady, who is up at the counter checking in, sees this and looks at me and says sweetly, "Oh, your cat doesn't have to be afraid, Lexy won't hurt him."
:-)



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ShadowQuest says:
(Wed Mar 4 17:44:02 2015 74.33.115.222) [Edit/Delete]
Zoom through

deadguy QOD Lorne.

According to Andy Hallett, he was on an episode of "Buffy" - in "Hush,"
he's in the pit class during Buffy's dream. He was chatting in the hall with some other crewmembers, and someone said "Hey, we need some extra bodies for this
scene," so he volunteered. He said you can see his elbow at one point.

Zoom, zoom



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Mar 4 17:38:58 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
KAM, lostinamerica I wonder if it is better to get dead animal parts or a live animal?



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Wed Mar 4 15:47:00 2015 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Camden Toy



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Mar 4 15:38:36 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: The Prince of Lies was played by what recurring Buffy/Angel actor?



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KAM says:
(Wed Mar 4 14:57:25 2015 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY Darklady

Deadguy QOD
: Fred.

lostinamerica: There was a cat that sometimes left various parts (usually bird) around, but not lately.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Wed Mar 4 14:24:12 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Friday, March 4th 2015 C.E.

We have SIX (6) Birthdays!



chi
Happy
jayde
KT
Shannah
Siobhan


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
chi, happy, jayde, KT, Shannah, Siobhan!



The girl's not playing with a full deck, Giles. She has almost no deck. She has a three. Buffy, 'Faith, Hope & Trick

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Mar 4 14:06:54 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Yay darklady!

deadguy qod - David Nabbit!

Happy non-Angel Wednesday!



lostinamerica I am still not thrilled with the premise, but so far, it hasn't been as bad as I was expecting. I was more ore less envisioning nothing but bickering couples and kind of funny the blind dating couples are better.

I think the producers were hoping for a bigger show of romance, when most folks seem to be just interested in racing. Go figure. *g*



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lostinamerica says:
(Wed Mar 4 13:50:37 2015 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
KAM--I forgot about the owls--them too ;)

What we both need is a good, old-fashioned outdoor cat--we had one at our old house, he belonged to a neighbor a couple of streets over. We frequently saw him at our house and kind of provided a second home to him, we'd let him in if he got caught in the rain or was out too late one night, and were properly rewarded with little chipmunk heads and other body parts occasionally strewn around the yard ;)


Maverick--I like the spray bottle method the best. I can't believe most people like the damp towel method--I might as well get out the ironing board and iron, it's pretty much the same thing. And I would only be able to do it after showering, when I would have damp towels.


ChristopherMarlowe--What do you think of the current Amazing Race? It's better than I thought, and interesting that the couples doing the best are the dating couples!


Yay! DarkLady!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Mar 4 13:36:12 2015 209.51.184.15) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick: Yes, I DO have a Cobblepot. And I ran into him by accident on Linked In a couple of months ago! Deleted my account seconds after. True story.

Irishrose - Chris Marlowe: The funny thing is, literally MOMENTS after I posted with Chris yesterday about Walking Dead, my boss was chatting with me in the hallway and mentioned it and told me it was a good show as well. My boss is the last person I could even imagine watching a show about zombies. I guess resistance is futile. I will be assimilated....



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Wed Mar 4 13:01:33 2015 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for darklady!

yay darklady!

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

whedon central casting - with or without makeup

who was the best character to only appear on angel (not btvs)?


Happy non-Angel Wednesday!



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Mar 4 06:11:48 2015 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Off last night's China question. Setting aside defining 'superpower' here are some comparative economic statistics ...

Gross Domestic Production

A Wikipedia article listing the nominal GDP's of countries shows ...

1. USA, 2. China, 3. Japan, 4. Germany1


Per Capita GDP

This measure GDP by population. The US is listed as #13 at $53,143 per person. China is listed as #82 with $6,959 per person.


Income Equality (Inequality)

The classic metric is the Gini Index where 1 = complete inequality and 0 = complete equality. This is a more difficult metric and I find some variation in the values given to China.2 Overall, the US and China have similar values for income inequality.



1 The rankings provided by the IMF, World Bank, and CIA all list the European Union as having a higher GDP than the USA, but the EU is not a country.

2 One Chinese source gave China's Gini index as .75 which is a high value of inequality.


WG



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Mar 4 05:56:23 2015 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Great choice. Wonder what we would think of the Titanic sinking if the passengers had smartphones.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Mar 4 05:25:06 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard If we could go back
to the Revolution, I would love
photos of the Continetal Congress.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Mar 4 04:41:39 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Mar 4 04:42:06 2015
Christopher Marlowe,

I do not know. I tend to think
the evidence points to Oswald,
but there were several parties
with motives to kill JFK.

I just believe such a picture
would be uber valuable. *g*

WG



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ChrisotpherMarlowe says:
(Wed Mar 4 04:27:58 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard That would be a very
interesting photo indeed! Who would
the true shooter be then?



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Mar 4 03:45:35 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Correct. So, if the photo showed
Oswald anywhere but on the 6th
floor of the Texas School Book
Depository building, then Oswald
did not shoot JFK (at least from
where the official record says he
did).


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Mar 4 03:36:24 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard The JFK assassin?
According to wikipedia, that is the
time that Oswald shot him.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Mar 4 03:04:37 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

If I could be specific on the
time of the photo, then I'd like
a time-stamped photo of Lee
Harvey Oswald at 12:30 PM CST on
22 November 1963.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Mar 4 02:01:24 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Mar 4 02:49:05 2015
wolfguard Probably not media
savvy Presidents. *g*

Perhaps George Bush Sr or Condoleezza Rice?



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Irishrose says:
(Wed Mar 4 01:55:10 2015 50.26.35.199) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper Don't feel too bad, I haven't watched Walking Dead either.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Mar 4 01:12:51 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

If the question is any historical
person in history, then I would
choose Jesus. If it's any
historical person alive today,
then I would have to ponder on it
a bit. Whose photo would be most
valuable? *g*


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Mar 4 00:58:42 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I got to thinking about Leonard Nimoy. I took a chance to see him in person or ask him a question. So I'm thinking of what I could have asked him. I think maybe if you had the opportunity to photograph a historical figure who would it have been?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Mar 4 00:03:41 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Dogmeat Getting more than your fair share of the white stuff? My Sympathies!



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Dogmeat says:
(Tue Mar 3 22:07:11 2015 72.226.63.228) [Edit/Delete]
more snow please *heavy sarcasm*



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Mar 3 21:32:49 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: What did Buffy use to kill the Judge?
Answer: Rocket Launcher

Trivia Generals: notsoShyGirl
Trivia Privates: Agent Cooper, Maverick!



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Maverick says:
(Tue Mar 3 20:08:25 2015 98.209.65.236) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper: Do you have a Cobblepot? Does everyone have their own Cobblepot? I sure do.


I found Agent Carter so lifeless that I kept falling asleep during episodes. Especially when that tall, thin guy who was supposed to be someone's butler was onscreen. I DID however, just recently watch Season One on DVD's (which I took out of my local library.) The TV Series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., dragged in spots and just let a commercial come on and I'm sawing z-z-z-z's. It WAS actually pretty good watching the DVD's.


Speaking of DVD's, Season Five of "Downton Abbey" is another fabulous drama. They certainly know how to do it right.


Maverick


Theme from "Twin Peaks"




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Mar 3 20:05:08 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper Watching Agent Carter is acceptable geek cred. I do watch Walking Dead, but it is a rather frustrating show to watch. They never seem to manage to find the right balance, even on it's fifth season.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Mar 3 18:22:51 2015 209.51.184.15) [Edit/Delete]
Chris Marlowe, Notsoshygirl: You see what I did there, huh? :-)

Chris Marlowe: To my great shame, I haven't even watched one ep of AOS. There. I said it on a public forum. And everybody keeps telling me to watch it.

I HAVE caught a couple of Agent Carter Eps though, and I liked them okay. Does that buy me some of my geek cred back?

Another show I don't watch that everybody I know keeps telling me to watch is Walking Dead. Have you seen that? It's supposedly nothing short of teh awesome!!11!!



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Maverick says:
(Tue Mar 3 17:29:15 2015 98.209.65.236) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Poison. "Women who kill frequently use poison." The Judge said "Order in the court." And the Judge, himself, ordered a cheese sandwich and so Buffy snuck some poison into it.


lostinamerica: Wrinkles. Watch this video.


Yay, NuPhalanx, Yay!


NuPhalanx is Maverick Fanfic Recommender #25. See my Fanfic at Maverick's Home Page


Maverick


Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Mar 3 17:28:41 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper Hee Hee. Are you excited about the return of SHIELD?



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Tue Mar 3 17:22:26 2015 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper
~snerk~



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Mar 3 16:07:12 2015 209.51.184.15) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: She killed him with her song. Softly.



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Tue Mar 3 15:50:05 2015 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
A rocket launcher



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Mar 3 15:34:55 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: What did Buffy use to kill the Judge?



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KAM says:
(Tue Mar 3 15:03:01 2015 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY NUPHALANX

Deadguy QOD
: I would bet yes--at least Dawn and Willow.

I saw some people wishing valMichael well...I missed what that is about, but my best wishes are with him.

lostinamerica: No kidding--we've got Hawks all over the place, and the Owls who "sing" to each other every night are apparently the laziest owls of all time.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Tue Mar 3 14:14:25 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Tuesday, March 3rd 2015 C.E.

We have SIX (6) Birthdays!



a cowboy
Charmaine
fenric
silla
Trinity aka SlayerQueen
Vicki Jermanowski


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
a cowboy, Charmaine, fenric, silla, Trinity aka SlayerQueen, Vicki Jermanowski!



I think what my daughter's trying to say is: nyah nyah nyah nyah. Joyce, 'Faith, Hope & Trick'

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



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Mar 3 14:09:03 2015 209.51.184.15) [Edit/Delete]
Chris Marlowe: That's a good guess, because in the comic continuation of the series, that's exactly what Buffy, Xander and Willow do. They manage a sort of worldwide op center and training school for slayers.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Mar 3 14:05:10 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Nnuphalanx!

Feh, so much for the winter 'storm'. Winter dusting is more like it.

did buffy, willow, or dawn finish college? did any pursue even higher educational goals?

I don't think anyone other than Dawn finished college. I think Buffy and Willow would be too busy managing magic and other slayers. I could see them starting a kind of school themselves, though, for budding magic users and slayers.


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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lostinamerica says:
(Tue Mar 3 13:39:53 2015 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
Well, that's certainly disappointing a portrait artist has decided to insert his own feelings into a portrait of Bill Clinton. I hope they never use this guy again and Clinton gets another one painted--while I don't agree with what he did it's inappropriate to memorialize his error in a formal portrait. Are we going to put mistakes every president made in their portraits now?


KAM--Grrr, chipmunks :( I continue to be disappointed that the many hawks I see flying around make no dent in our chipmunk population :(


Icelord--Get well soon! Thanks for the heads up, Maverick!


Maverick--I don't know about putting ice chips in the dryer, seems like a recipe for disaster to me. How many ice chips? At the beginning of the cycle, the middle or near the end?


Yay! Nuphalanx!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Tue Mar 3 12:16:51 2015 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for nuphalanx

yay nuphalanx!

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

uc, sunnydale - our graduation rate is almost as high as our survival rate

did buffy, willow, or dawn finish college? did any pursue even higher educational goals?


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Mar 3 06:38:46 2015 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
My thoughts are with you valMichael




Yay Lazy Girl!


Belated Yay Ireme Adler!!




Christopher Marlowe,

China will probably never become as powerful as the US was at its prime. It's possible parts of China might become as powerful, economically, as the US; however, doing so might lead to a civil war in China. *g*

More tomorrow


Good Night to All

WG



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ChrisotpherMarlowe says:
(Tue Mar 3 05:27:46 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Mar 3 05:30:30 2015
wolfgaurd Sometimes I watch him on and off too. I think he had some
security advisor on the show fairly recently and she was talking about China and
how it might surpass the US and other countries as a superpower.

ETA

In checking the website, it was National Security Advisor Susan Rice that was on
the show.



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Mar 3 04:28:45 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

On and off, almost always because
it happened to be on when I
turned on the television. Whether
or not I would continue watching
depended on the guest(s). Love
the theme music. *g*

Why the question?

WG



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Matt says:
(Tue Mar 3 04:14:29 2015 66.249.82.211) [Edit/Delete]
I miss Buffy so bloody much :(



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Mar 3 03:50:23 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Do you watch Charlie Rose much?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Mar 3 03:07:36 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Back from the board meeting. Not a great meeting, but at least drama free this time.



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Maverick says:
(Tue Mar 3 00:31:32 2015 98.209.65.236) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe: Yes, a WASTE. He wants to go to South Carolina JUST SO he can say he's visited all 57 states (he's going to Utah, too) (evidently he only visited South Dakota as a candidate) AS PRESIDENT, not for any business (well, maybe monkey business) reason. That is NOT a reason to spend the taxpayer's money (actually, since it will just ADD TO THE DEFICIT, he'll have to borrow this money from China and your grandchildren will have to try to pay it back.)


Maverick


That's Just The Way It Should Be




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Mar 2 23:55:09 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
I am home! but only for a little while as there is a board meeting tonight!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Mar 2 22:18:57 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Mon Mar 2 22:22:32 2015
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Television
Question: Zelda the Great and Olga, Queen of the Cossacks were villains in what superhero tv show?
Answer: Batman!

Trivia Dark Knights: notsoShyGirl, OldManFan, Agent Cooper
Triva Robins: Maverick

Maverick Obama coming here? Coool, he was here once before and me and my sister got to see him in person.

ETA

I see he will be traveling to South Carolina. I assume you will say that is a waste as well?



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Maverick says:
(Mon Mar 2 18:58:54 2015 98.209.65.236) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Mon Mar 2 19:37:38 2015
Trivia Girl: The Amazing Rapacious Rasputin, the Mad Monk of Moscow.


Get Well Soon, valMichael


In other Bronzer health news, some guy in a truck ran a red light and Icelord, in her nifty Volkswagen Bug Convertible, T-Boned him and flipped the truck with 3 inside. She is now on crutches, although nothing broken (except her heart about her cute car.)


Christopher Marlowe: Obama's coming to South Dakota. Why? To waste money--he wants to visit all (57?) states.


I saw a video that was trying to show how to eliminate wrinkles from clothes in the dryer. You're supposed to throw in ice chips which will then steam them.


Maverick


Vehicle




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Mar 2 17:47:27 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper Jonathan of Buffy? Neat!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Mon Mar 2 17:39:51 2015 209.51.184.15) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: BATMAN!


OK, have to share this. I'm taking a mandatory online security course for work. And the picture of the "evil hacker guy" looks exactly like Johnathon! Heh.



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OldManFan says:
(Mon Mar 2 15:44:32 2015 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Mon Mar 2 15:45:26 2015
Trivia Girl - Batman... although both roles were played by the same actress, Anne Baxter.

OMF



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Mon Mar 2 15:42:45 2015 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Batman



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Mar 2 15:32:46 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Television
Question: Zelda the Great and Olga, Queen of the Cossacks were villains in what superhero tv show?



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KAM says:
(Mon Mar 2 14:54:12 2015 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY LAZY GIRL

Christopher Marlowe
: Well, I have some outside projects that need attention right away. 1) Replace 3 sidewalk squares, 2) replace drain line that chipmunks have destroyed.
Both of these things are going to require me to get contractors to do. There is far too much labor involved for me to do alone, and without mechanical assistance, but by the time I got that, I might as well just pay for someone else to do it.

I have in mind a "refresh" plan for the house--that is, starting with the interior, and touching up areas that have gotten some wear and tear. Hard to believe that I've lived in this house almost 10 years. Most things are in pretty good shape, but some areas need painting, and a bit of maintenance. Plus, the place is getting too disorganized, so I would really like to get a reset on all those things.

Then, I have all sorts of other outside maintenance to do. My "wild" area in back needs to be burned (can't actually do that) and dead trees removed/chipped up. I really need to review the border of the house in terms of landscaping as well, and get things refreshed there too.
My back deck is not well made, so I want to strip that down to the frame, reinforce where necessary, and put in new railings and decking. That's a job I think I can do myself (with some help), but it is lower priority.

So...tons of work, as usual.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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OldManFan says:
(Mon Mar 2 14:23:12 2015 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday Theodor Geisel!

"The more that you read,
The more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
The more places youll go."

Dr. Suess

OMF



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Mon Mar 2 14:11:45 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Monday, March 2nd 2015 C.E.

We have FIVE (5) Birthdays!



Angelique
Buffinator
gordy
mandarb
The Mayoress


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Angelique, Buffinator, gordy, mandarb, The Mayoress!



Man, you just get darker and darker, and the weird thing is, your aura? Beige. Host, 'Happy Anniversary

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Mar 2 14:04:07 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Yay lazy girl!


KAM Are spring projects in the works?

Goodbye Blue Monday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Mon Mar 2 12:29:37 2015 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for lazy girl!

yay lazy girl!


Goodbye Blue Monday!



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white wings says:
(Mon Mar 2 02:17:20 2015 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
In a limp sorta way.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Mar 2 02:04:48 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
anyone hearabouts?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Mar 2 00:43:24 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Okay, not so much rabble rousing as standing around listening to speeches.



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white wings says:
(Mon Mar 2 00:06:37 2015 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
There are rabbles in South Dakota?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Mar 1 20:46:26 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Offline for a couple hours to do some downtown rabble rousing!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Mar 1 17:45:04 2015 69.9.208.65) [Edit/Delete]
lostinamerica Yean, even some of those ideas persist today.

DAddyCatALSO I have been meaning to check out Nimoy's Mission Impossible stuff.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Sun Mar 1 17:37:08 2015 72.94.222.165) [Edit/Delete]
If anyone here gets ME TV in their area, they are (most stations) showing a marathon of Mr. Nimoy's non-Star trek appearances tonight, sunday, starting 8 Eastern. Mission Impossible and many guest shots (Twilight Zone, Get Smart etc.)



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lostinamerica says:
(Sun Mar 1 16:20:00 2015 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
ChristopherMarlowe--It's hard to watch movies sometimes and see what ideas were accepted back in the day. I felt that way when I watched The Imitation Game :(


Jack Burkhead--Thanks so much for the update! Please pass along our good wishes for a speedy recovery and I hope you're smuggling in some decent coffee for him to drink during his hospital stay, that will certainly speed things along :)



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sun Mar 1 13:41:25 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Sunday, March 1st 2015 C.E.

We have SIX (6) Birthdays!



Deadboy
Delf
Dream Diva
Jeff_the_Buffy_Fan
Krystal
Phoenix1081
piasalady
sami


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Deadboy, Delf, Dream Diva, Jeff the Buffy Fan, Krystal, Phoenix1081, piasalady, sami!



The girl's not playing with a full deck, Giles. She has almost no deck. She has a three. Buffy, 'Faith, Hope & Trick

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Mar 1 03:21:07 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin Thanks for passing
along the update! I'm glad that they
believe valMichael is in recovery.



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white wings says:
(Sun Mar 1 03:12:23 2015 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin - Congratulation! That's the way to do snow. You get to watch the pretty, and then it
goes away.

Back when I was in college, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, my parents lived up North, in
Pittsburgh. I could go home for a white Christmas and then escape, at least until that one year when
I woke up to about six inches of the stuff right in Austin.



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Beldin says:
(Sun Mar 1 03:03:30 2015 135.26.52.121) [Edit/Delete]
white wings - We had real snow on Wednesday. Huge, thick flakes. It snowed half the day but there was a lot of water on the ground and it didn't accumulate. At least not around here. A bit farther north they got an inch or two.



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white wings says:
(Sun Mar 1 02:57:20 2015 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sun Mar 1 02:58:39 2015
Beldin - I'm doing well, thank you. It's been cold - there was real ice this morning, for a
while. I can't say that I've done anything exciting recently.

No, wait, I did! I replaced two ceiling light fixtures! I am afraid of all things electrical, so I read
instructions and consulted my brother, and had to stop mid-task to get up my courage, but when the
dust settled, the lights came on. The burning smell went away when I remembered that the bulbs
had been in an open box for a long time and wiped them off. *g*

How has East Texas been?



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Beldin says:
(Sun Mar 1 01:59:00 2015 135.26.52.121) [Edit/Delete]
white wings - Hi there. Long time no talkee. How are you? How are things in South Central Texas?



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white wings says:
(Sun Mar 1 01:51:55 2015 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Jack Burkhead - Thank you so much for notifying us of our friend's condition.

Beldin - Thank you for bringing the additional information. I hope that valMichael Is
able to pursue his posting and warlike adventures in WOW unimpeded.



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Beldin says:
(Sun Mar 1 01:39:28 2015 135.26.52.121) [Edit/Delete]
via email from Jack Burkhead....


On Friday ( 20th) he was admitted through the ER into a hospital here in Texas. He had a lung infection and was not processing air well. He was placed on Oxygen and given IV anti biotics. He spent several days in the ICU, but the worst of this crisis appears to be behind him at this point. He is still hospitalized for further treatment and breathing therapy. He will likely remain in the facility for at least the next week or more.

His physicians seem confident he will achieve some level of recovery. How much will not be clear until he has completed several more tests and had a chance to respond to treatment. There seems to be no mental deficit, but he may need an Oxygen system for some time. At this point, we just do not know.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Mar 1 00:00:30 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Jack Burkhead Thank you for letting us know!



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Beldin says:
(Sat Feb 28 23:47:44 2015 135.26.52.121) [Edit/Delete]
Thank you, Jack Burkhead for letting us know.

I will spread the news to the Bronzers on Facebook.



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Jack Burkhead says:
(Sat Feb 28 23:14:27 2015 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Re: VAL MICHAEL

A regular poster to this board for many years has asked that I place a general advisement that he is hospitalized and will remain in the facility for the immediate future.

If any of his friends wish more information, kindly contact me directly:

Jack Burkhead

jackburkhead68@gmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Feb 28 22:39:37 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin It is a rather annoying feature, as editing the post can only do so much. I like to be wide. *g*

I wound up doing a bit of pre-spring cleaning. Tossing out stuff and taking some stuff to Goodwill. Still a lot left to get rid of though, I have boxes of magazines I'm never sure what do to with.



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Beldin says:
(Sat Feb 28 20:40:04 2015 135.26.52.121) [Edit/Delete]
Here now.


Christopher Marlowe - Chrome inserts a hard wrap at the end of the textarea. That means it inserts a line break character. It used to be, on the original Bronze, that it meant the person was using IE on a Mac.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Sat Feb 28 19:25:46 2015 72.94.222.165) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe I think a smoke bomb come sunder the same reg.s as other explosives, so it's a risky thing to carry, legally, but I always figured garlic smoke bombs might make a good anti-vamp weapon.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Feb 28 19:10:13 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO Spices as a weapon? That's kind neat. Spices do have positive as well as negative effects.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Sat Feb 28 18:53:21 2015 72.94.222.165) [Edit/Delete]
This is a filthy s ituation. I'm trying to spell-check a chapter of "Snapshots." But Hotmail doesn't have spell check and yahoo has one that shuts off after I fix 2-3 words and I have to go back in.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Sat Feb 28 17:29:07 2015 72.94.222.165) [Edit/Delete]
Irishrose Agent Cooper Christopher Marlowe Ebdim9th One hang-up in my story idea "Trayvers" is what spices to make them allergic to. One spice combo causes home to caught and spasm uncontrollably. The other has a catalytic effect which dissolves their skin and muscle. But a human throwing a smoke bomb laced with the spices in a small room ahs to be able to get to the door before being overcome himself. And, like garlic, they need to be healthy spices.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Feb 28 16:40:55 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
It looks to be a beautiful morning today.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sat Feb 28 15:13:01 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Saturday, February 28th 2015 C.E.

We have SEVEN (7) Birthdays!



BlackSwann
Dr. Magic
Kate
Kheldar
Labrynth
Seanyboo
Verdun


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
BlackSwann, Dr. Magic, Kate, Kheldar, Labrynth, Seanyboo, Verdun!



Willow: Happy hunting. Buffy: Wish me monsters. 'Living Conditions'

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Feb 28 15:07:20 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sat Feb 28 15:11:36 2015
lostinamerica I did watch Philomeman. A nice little film. Get it just to watch Judi Dench, she was quite charming in it.

I felt quite a bit of quite a bit of outrage, thought, over the church over what happened to Philomena and her son.



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lostinamerica says:
(Sat Feb 28 13:15:54 2015 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
ChristopherMarlowe--No, no trips on the horizon :(

Did you watch Philomena, how was it? That's one of the movies on our list to watch.


Yes, RIP Leonard Nimoy :(



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Feb 28 05:22:09 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
I would really like to know why my Chrome always makes my posts narrow, but Mozilla firefox and IE does not.

Is Scooby Doo still around?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Feb 28 02:27:32 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
There is more fun to be had downtown
tonight, but I'm feeling a bit like a
hermit tonight. I'll watch my dvd of
Philomena instead.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Feb 28 02:15:56 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Ebdim9th I'm doing the sittign
at home thing. I had forgotten he
directed that film. I loved his
stint on Fringe a couple years ago.
I also was looking for a TV movie he
did way back in 1973 called
Baffled!, it wasn't very good,
but I enjoyed it.



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Ebdim9th says:
(Sat Feb 28 01:35:03 2015 64.28.52.183) [Edit/Delete]
BTW I didn't know Nimoy directed
Three Men and a Baby! (mind blown)



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Ebdim9th says:
(Sat Feb 28 01:28:38 2015 64.28.52.183) [Edit/Delete]
CM doin' the work thing...
howaya your own self?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Feb 28 00:41:48 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Ebdim9th! How are you doing?



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Ebdim9th says:
(Fri Feb 27 23:44:31 2015 64.28.52.183) [Edit/Delete]
Irishrose CM AC
DaddyCatALSO
all good
theories about vampires and
water... I had a book of vampire
stories, most from the thirties
and forties, one of which dealt
with the vampire's inability to
cross a stream of running water,
but I haven't been able to find
that book in several years.... my
whole apartment may be a portal
to Narnia, or Peter Griffin's
house, I'm not sure...



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Trivia Girl says:
(Fri Feb 27 21:38:18 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Nursery Rhymes
Question: Who accompanied the Pussycat in a pea-green boat?
Answer: Owl

Trivia Mother Geese: notsoShyGirl
Trivia Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee: Maverick and Agent Cooper!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Feb 27 20:30:37 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper I haven't read anything recently, but I noticed that a co-worker has a book on Marvel comics that I might look for later.



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Fri Feb 27 20:21:37 2015 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper
I recently read Koontz's "Your Heart Belongs To Me" and felt the same way.

I'm reading the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. It's set in the town I
was born and grew up in.



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Maverick says:
(Fri Feb 27 19:36:01 2015 98.209.65.236) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper: I've recently read "Innocence" by Dean Koontz (he phoned this one in--not recommended) and I'm currently reading "The Quest" by Nelson DeMille. I recommend, by DeMille, the John Corey novels starting with "Plum Island." Corey is a class A number one smart @ss but operates as a detective and later in the FBI's terrorist task force in NYC; those novels are written in first person and catch all his sarcastic asides. The other DeMille novels are also excellent (except maybe for "The General's Daughter," the only one filmed.)


Maverick


Young Hearts, Run Free




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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Feb 27 18:48:44 2015 209.51.184.10) [Edit/Delete]
I just heard about Leonard Nimoy too, elsehwere on the net.

It made me sad.

Here is his last Twitter message, which is very thoughtful:

"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory."



Isn't it Book Friday?
Or does anybody read anymore. :-)

I'm reading RA Salvatore's Legend of Drizzt books. I'm in the middle of "Passage to Dawn", it that matters to anybody.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Feb 27 18:43:59 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
RIP Leonard Nimoy, you lived long and prospered!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Feb 27 18:43:41 2015 209.51.184.10) [Edit/Delete]
I won't dance,
Don't ask me!

I won't dance,
Don't ask me!

I won't dance,
Madame with you..

My heart won't let my feet do things they shouldn't doooo....


..With apologies to Fred Astaire.



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KAM says:
(Fri Feb 27 18:35:56 2015 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Hello Again,

YAY IRENE ADLER:

Leonard Nimoy has died. Sad to hear of his passing. A great in the world of Sci-Fi film and TV.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Fri Feb 27 18:11:52 2015 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy



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ShadowQuest says:
(Fri Feb 27 17:51:38 2015 74.33.115.222) [Edit/Delete]
Ah, jeez. That's not what I want to see first thing.

RIP Leonard Nimoy What a loss.

First Bones, then Scotty, now Spock. Exploring strange new worlds.



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white wings says:
(Fri Feb 27 17:45:31 2015 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
RIP Leonard Nimoy

He tweeted last Sunday: "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP."



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Maverick says:
(Fri Feb 27 17:42:23 2015 98.209.65.236) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Feb 27 17:52:03 2015




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Feb 27 17:36:01 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper I'm looking forward to seeing that dance! Do you dance yourself? *g*

notsoShyGirl You outdo yourself!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Feb 27 16:46:46 2015 209.51.184.10) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: James Bond.



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Fri Feb 27 15:47:50 2015 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Feb 27 15:49:12 2015
Trivia Girl

The Owl and the Pu$sy-Cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat:
They took some honey,
and plenty of money
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.

The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
"O lovely Pu$sy, O Pu$sy, my love,
What a beautiful Pu$sy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pu$sy you are!"

Pu$sy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl,
How charmingly sweet you sing!
Oh! let us be married;
too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?"

They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the bong-tree grows;
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood,
With a ring at the end of his nose,
His nose,
His nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.

"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?" Said the Piggy, "I will."
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;

And hand in hand on the edge of the sand
They danced by the light of the moon,
The moon,
The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.

The Owl and the PuSsycat - 1871 - by Edward Lear



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Trivia Girl says:
(Fri Feb 27 15:36:51 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Nursery Rhymes
Question: Who accompanied the Pussycat in a pea-green boat?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Feb 27 15:17:18 2015 209.51.184.10) [Edit/Delete]
Chris Marlowe: "NUMFAR! DO THE DANCE OF JOY!!"



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri Feb 27 14:14:47 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Friday, February 27th 2015 C.E.

We have THREE (3) Birthdays!


Triana
Platinumbaby
WILLIAM THE BLOODY II


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Triana, Platinumbaby, WILLIAM THE BLOODY II!



Can we maybe vote on the whole murdering people issue? Wash, 'Serenity'

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Feb 27 14:03:12 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
yay irene adler!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday Day!

lostinamerica Any trips coming up soon?



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lostinamerica says:
(Fri Feb 27 13:42:24 2015 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
Yay! Irene Adler!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Fri Feb 27 12:25:32 2015 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for irene adler!

yay irene adler!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday Day!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Feb 27 05:11:53 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard, valMichael Just got done with Belonging, the last ep before the trip to Lorne's universe, which will have to be a separate run.



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Irishrose says:
(Fri Feb 27 03:46:34 2015 50.26.35.199) [Edit/Delete]
ChristopherMarlowe Who knows how it originally started. Rituals using water to ward off a variety of so called evil entities are quite old. It would make sense that the practice would apply to vampires in their various forms in the various cultures around the world. Certainly water doesn't really factor into all, or even most, of the myths. But one would presume that the purification and life sustaining properties are primary properties that would pertain to banishing evil beasties. Of course, that wouldn't explain the whole Greek thing about not being able to cross salt water.



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ChrisotpherMarlowe says:
(Fri Feb 27 03:37:09 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I'm not sure I agree
100% with the writer, but I do agree
that how you view a show at the time
you originally watched it may be a
difference experience when you
rewatch it much much later.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Feb 27 02:24:05 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Thank you for the link. :)

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Feb 27 02:18:02 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Irishrose That is great stuff to know! wonder how it all originated?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Feb 27 01:42:11 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Feb 27 01:45:21 2015
From Reprise...

Holland: "Well - *no*. Of course we aren't. We have no intention of doing
anything so prosaic as 'winning.'"

Holland laughs and for the first time Angel turns his head to glance in
Holland's general direction.

Angel: "Then why?"
Holland: "Hmm? I'm sorry? Why what?"
Angel: "Why fight?"

Holland: "That's really the question you should be asking yourself, isn't it?
See, for us, there is no fight. Which is why winning doesn't enter into it. We
- go on - no matter what. Our firm has always been here. In one form or
another. The Inquisition. The Khmer Rouge. We were there when the very first
cave man clubbed his neighbor. See, we're in the hearts and minds of every
single living being. And *that* - friend - is what's making things so difficult
for you. - See, the world doesn't work in spite of evil, Angel. - It works with
us. - It works because of us."


That bit reminds me of what Angel said later. "If there's no great glorious end to all this, if nothing we do matters then all that matters is what we do. Cause
that's all there is."



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Irishrose says:
(Fri Feb 27 01:31:18 2015 50.26.35.199) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO According to my large and dusty tome on Vampires, Van Helsing specified that vampires can only cross running water at high or low tide. A Chinese vampire type also can't cross running water, but most of the eastern European vampire myths had no such problem, but that could be explained by their largely land-locked status.

The entry also specifies that in some areas, suspected vampires or those who might become vampires were thrown in water as it was believed the earth wouldn't take them. Germany and Prussia also had a practice of pouring water between the suspected vampire's grave and their home as this would prevent them from returning to the home when they rose. Greece had a vampire myth in which vampires were banished to an island because they couldn't cross salt water. cc: Agent Cooper, Ebdim9th



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Feb 27 01:10:39 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Even today, there are still others around the net who will talk about Buffy,.

Season 6 Review



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Feb 27 00:59:37 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
It is Thursday and it must be Angel. Right now, It is 'Reprise'



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Feb 27 00:34:05 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
I Iz hereabouts!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Feb 26 22:11:40 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Bible
Question: How many Psalms are there in the Book of Psalms?
Answer: 150, but anywhere from 135-195 is ok

Trivia Saints: Maverick and notsoShyGirl!
Trivia Sinners: Agent Cooper



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Maverick says:
(Thu Feb 26 21:34:35 2015 98.209.65.236) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Two times pseventy-five.


lostinamerica: Before the Oscars, there WAS some talk that a lot of Academy members were actually allowing their housekeepers and domestic servants to vote FOR them. As they are probably Mexican and Alejandro Inarritu is Mexican, well. (not to be confused with Alfonso Cuaron Orozco [director of "Gravity" and another Mexican.]) Best Movie? I would have said "The Imitation Game" from which, I believe, I learned the most in terms of being able to visualize the actual machinery, although "American Sniper" was excellent as drama. Redmayne, though, contorted himself into Hawking so well, and got the toothiness just right, he was kind of overwhelming in the best Actor category.


Driving in Snow: I grew up in western Pennsylvania, which is all hills and valleys, with lots of ice and snow. So, I had lots of practice on driving and stopping. Start down a hill and start sliding and you find out what fear really is. We learned to pump our brakes to stop because if you just hold the brake pedal down it might lock the brake on, the wheel will not turn, and the car will just slide like it's on skis. But with the anti-lock brake systems (often called ABS Brakes) you no longer should pump the brake pedal to stop on snow in the winter, as the "system" itself will pump them for you; you just hold the break pedal down. You must know if you DO or DO NOT have an ABS system or not; surprisingly before 2012 (they became mandatory in 2012) many cars, especially smaller cars and compacts, did not have them. If you do not have ABS brakes, driving and stopping in snow is a completely different proposition. If you start to skid and your wheels are sideways (and not turning) to the direction you car is headed, you will get far better traction if you turn your wheels in the direction of the skid so that they are turning again and are more in touch with the road surface this will give you more traction.


Maverick


Eternal Flame




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Feb 26 21:10:27 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Slow afternoon!

valMichael I noticed that at one point, South Dakota had warmer temperatures than Texas. I wonder how often that happens?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Feb 26 17:44:43 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
notSoShyGirl[/b[ 4 wheel slide..ROFL! I'm stealing that too!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Feb 26 17:38:38 2015 209.51.184.10) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Alot. Like, a whole bunch. Just scads of the them, really.

Notsoshygirl: Heh. I'm totally stealing that!



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Thu Feb 26 17:16:46 2015 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper
Here in Denver 4WD is also known as 4 Wheel Slide.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Feb 26 17:06:11 2015 209.51.184.10) [Edit/Delete]
Lostinamerica: Well, at least I'M honest and open about it. That is, if I AM some kind of spy. Which I'm not. As far a you know.

Chris Marlowe et al: I live in a climate with snowy winters and it's amazing how people somehow forget how to drive in snow over the summer. The first real snowfall is like Amateur Day. Also, we see lots of 4WD bravado syndrome. Here's how this condition progresses: You buy yourself a big ol' four wheel drive vehicle. Which is fine. They are very useful here in the winter and sensibly driven can get you through the snow very well. But for some people this causes a false sense of security. They figure, hey, I have this honkin' 4WD truck, so I CAN GO AS FAST AS I WANT IN THE SNOW AND ICE!! GET OUT OF THE WAY SLOWPOKES!! WHHEEEE!!!

And you know what? You CAN go pretty fast in the snow with a nice 4wd vehicle. But you still shouldn't. Because you can't STOP ANY FASTER. This is the part of the equation the syndrome blocks out of the sufferer's mind. We see lots of these fools sliding off the road and flipped over on the highway shoulder here every winter.



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Thu Feb 26 15:46:12 2015 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
150



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Feb 26 15:42:51 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Bible
Question: How many Psalms are there in the Book of Psalms?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Thu Feb 26 14:04:51 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Thursday, February 26th 2015 C.E.

We have NINEE (9) Birthdays!



3Cats
Amy (Ames)
Angel Jenson
Dan-gelus
Destructo Girl
Drew Goddard - The Ultimate
Echo
Fly-by-Night
Pandora78


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
3Cats, Amy, Angel Jenson, Dan-gelous, Destructo Girl, Drew Goddard, Echo, Fly-by-Night, Pandora78!



The girl's not playing with a full deck, Giles. She has almost no deck. She has a three. Buffy, 'Faith, Hope & Trick

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Feb 26 13:57:39 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Cosmic Bob!!!



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lostinamerica says:
(Thu Feb 26 13:21:47 2015 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
Sorry, real life got in the way--though I will say scraping ice off your driveway with a shovel is very aerobic ;)

And I missed a Yay! Day, darn!


Maverick--I can't believe Birdman won for Best Picture--I got it, but then came the ending. Did you understand the ending? I did like how it was shot, though.

We really tried to see as many Oscar-nominated movies as possible and of the ones we saw, Birdman, The Theory of Everything, The Imitation Game and American Sniper, I think I'll have to go with The Theory of Everything as the best, with The Imitation Game a close second. I really wanted to see Boyhood, but a friend just told us it was the most boring movie ever, so now I don't know. Whiplash looks too disturbing so I don't think I'll see that.


ChristopherMarlowe--Love me some Antiques Roadshow :) I really like the original, British version--some one always seems to pick up some medieval trinket for nothing at a boot sale that is now worth thousands of pounds. Really?

I think the latest Amazing Race began last night, I'll have to see if I can watch it today.


Agent Cooper--And with a posting name like yours you're going to say I'm a nefarious spy, really ;)


white wings--Sorry to hear about your cousin :(


Yay! Cosmic Bob!


Belated Yay! Adri, Mr. Whyt and TMorel!


Happy Belated Birthday Holy Water!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Thu Feb 26 12:27:11 2015 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for cosmic bob!

yay cosmic bob!


Happy CD Thursday!



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Feb 26 04:52:18 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Greeneyes!


Happy Birthday Alexis Denisof!




Deadguy Memorial Angel Wednesday Question


True/false/discuss. Although cold does not affect vampires, they seem to prefer warmer climates, even though warmer climates have more hours of sun?

Are they really unaffected? Perhaps they are exotherms and need to sun themselves ... wait, that can't be right. Okay, maybe like snakes like to lie on warm rocks, vampires being both cold-blooded and sun-challenged need a hot climate that warms the environment during the day and then the vampires soak up the absorbed heat during the night. No, that doesn't work to well, since deserts radiate the heat relatively quickly and become cool at night...

I always wondered how Buffy could snuggle up to a cold, creature of the night. Forget her blood, Angel or Spike would suck up all her body heat. She'd become hypothermic in a short time. Except for the slayer strength and whatnot.

This is a difficult DGMQ.

Oh, I know. Vampires are more likely to find humans out and about on nights in warm weather than in nights in cold weather (and there's the overcoat thing, makes it difficult to bite the neck).



Good Night to All

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Feb 26 04:24:49 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Feb 26 04:25:23 2015
wolfguard Not a fan of SUVs, they seem too dangerous in a lot of ways.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Feb 26 04:09:50 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
A couple years ago, I was traveling from Flagstaff to Scottsdale, Arizona. It was early March and there was a late winter snow storm. Over the course of 3 or 4 miles saw two SUV's rolled over onto their backs, like turtles.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Feb 26 03:32:52 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Icy roads and Ice
storms are no joke, no matter what
the state. When I got off work, I
saw a car that apparently slid off
the road near our building, first
time I've seen a car stuck like that.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Feb 26 02:51:38 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Atlanta and north Georgia are under a 'Winter Storm Warning'. Moisture from the Gulf of Mexico moving north and cold area from the north moving south, where they collide there is snow, sleet, ice.

Much of northern Georgia has snow. Atlanta has experience a lot of rain and some snow, none sticking. The real concern is always the water freezing on roads, trees, and power lines. Most all of the schools were closed today, yet the rain didn't hit till around 1PM.

WG



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ChrisotpherMarlowe says:
(Thu Feb 26 02:35:52 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Sixteen degrees and
falling here in South Dakota. I trust
you guys are doing better. *g*



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Thu Feb 26 02:21:12 2015 72.94.222.165) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard My thoughts exactly on the BC poem!

Irishrose Agent Cooper Ebdim9th interesting to compare the vairosu fictional treatments of vmapires. Palldium games (Beyond the Sueprnautral, Rifts) keep the running water thing (ene a firehose destroys vmaps in that 'verse, not just holy water) but don't have the have-to-be-invited thing.
I see the necessity n a TV show, but I like the diea that rutly destroying a vmp permanently takes more than a stake. Separtae body and head, stuff motuh with garlic or holy wafers, burn head and bury ahses with sprinkle of holy water (preferably loose int he gorund,) burn body and scatter ahse away formw ehre head wa sburried



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Irishrose says:
(Thu Feb 26 02:03:12 2015 50.26.35.199) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu Feb 26 02:06:43 2015
Ebdim9th IIRC - it has to do with water purifying. Still water does so, but moving water even more so. Water cleanses. Vampires are "dirty". Water washes away the dirt.

eta:
Agent Cooper I don't know if "Spike and Dru" is considered canon, but Spike and Lawson swimming ~20(?) miles after getting kicked off the submarine in the 1940's is absolutely canon.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Feb 26 01:54:15 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Hereabouts


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Feb 26 01:39:03 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
If it wasnt' obvious, I am
aroundabouts. *g*



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Feb 26 00:26:10 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Ebdim9th Running water? I know there were some myths about Vampires and bodies of water (asside from holy water). I wonder what the basis of it is?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Feb 25 23:27:06 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
on my way hoooome!

Ebdim9th See you on the flip side!



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Ebdim9th says:
(Wed Feb 25 22:39:58 2015 64.28.52.183) [Edit/Delete]
AC CM Dean Koontz recently
used the 'vampires hate running
water' theme in a short story
included at the end of 77 Shadow
Street...



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Feb 25 21:25:26 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: Who is the Destroyer on Angel?
Answer: Connor

Trivia Master and Commander: notsoShyGirl



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Feb 25 18:54:37 2015 209.51.184.10) [Edit/Delete]
Chris Marlowe: Hmmm. I think it depends on if vamps like water, or if it bothers them.

Hammer vamps, no way. Running water especially harmed them as in the traditional myths. They wouldn't even cross a river.

I think Rice vamps might be okay with a hot tub, because they like the warmth. Rice vamps can't drink or eat normal food but they like the feel and smell of a hot cup of coffee or tea in their hands when they are cold. So I suppose they might like a warm sauna. On the other hand, I can't remember any mention of Rice vampires swimming or immersing themselves in water in any of the books. In fact, sometimes vamps are described as being literally "dusty" because they just plain forget to clean themselves or brush off their hair or clothes. So maybe they don't like being in water?

Whedonverse vamps, from what I can tell, don't seem to be bothered by water. I think we see Harmony having taken a shower at Cordy's apartment. And Spike waded into the ocean once on an Angel ep. Of course, he had the Ring of Amara on at the time, so maybe that doesn't prove anything. But I remember reading a novel about Spike and Dru, they were trapped in a submarine and later escaped and swam away in the ocean, so water doesn't seem to have any adverse effects. But is that canon?

On a side note, Whedon vamps also seem to be able to eat normal food when the mood strikes them.

Joss could clear up alot of these questions if he popped in here once in a while. I wonder if he even knows this place still exists.
:-)



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Feb 25 17:35:20 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday Alexis Denisof.

Agent Cooper I wonder if vamps like saunas?



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Dogmeat says:
(Wed Feb 25 16:55:05 2015 72.226.63.228) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday Alexis Denisof



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Wed Feb 25 15:46:34 2015 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Feb 25 15:47:06 2015
Trivia Girl
Connor, also known as Connor Angel, Steven Franklin Thomas Holtz, The Destroyer,
and Connor Reilly


Yay greeneyes!




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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Feb 25 15:42:00 2015 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: Who is the Destroyer on Angel?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Feb 25 15:37:14 2015 209.51.184.10) [Edit/Delete]
Whedonverse vamps never seem to talk about weather and its affects on them. Since they spend almost all their time in Southern CA, that's not surprising.

So I'm going with the Rice vampire model, where we have some first hand accounts. (Yeah, I know. Shush!) Anne Rice's vampires say that although they don't like the sensation of being cold, low temperatures really don't affect them much otherwise.



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KAM says:
(Wed Feb 25 15:23:02 2015 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY GREENEYES

Deadguy QOD
Are we sure cold doesn't affect them? Are they immune to freezing?

Christopher Marlowe: Well, my hopes for a calm week blew up in my face.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Wed Feb 25 14:11:49 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Wednesday, February 25th 2015 C.E.

We have SEVEN (7) Birthdays!



Alexis Denisof - Wesley Wyndham-Pryce
barenaked
Daps
kingofbab
Devil_D
Rae
Snowflake


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Alexis Denisof, barenaked, Daps, kingofbab, Devil D, Rae, snowflake!



Buffy. When I saw you stop the world from, you know, ending, I just assumed that was a big week for you. Turns out I suddenly find myself needing to know the plural of 'apocalypse.' Riley, 'A New Man

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Feb 25 14:00:12 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Yay greeneyes!

deadguy qod

I would think that even though the sun harm vampires, they prefer warmer climes because more people are out, especially at night. I also suspect that cold would slow down vampires physically, 30 Days of Night, nonwithstanding.


Happy non-Angel Wednesday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Wed Feb 25 12:15:05 2015 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for greeneyes!

yay greeneyes!

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

sunnydale - the valley of the sun

true/false/discuss. although cold does not affect vampires, they seem to prefer warmer climates, even though warmer climates have more hours of sun?


Happy non-Angel Wednesday!



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Feb 25 04:54:12 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Dust-em!



Christopher Marlowe,

The 'challenge' would be figuring out beforehand what you wanted to see and do.



Deadguy Memorial Buffy Tuesday Question

The zombies of Walking Dead reach Sunnydale, who would be their first victim?

Andrew



Good Night to All

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Feb 25 04:47:54 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfgaurd That is one issue
I've never really dealt with,
traffic. I am trying to remember the
biggest city I drove in, other than
Sioux Falls, which has a population
of a little over 150K.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Feb 25 04:11:27 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

LOL

We do not handle snow or ice very well, so January and February are not good months to visit. The two 'challenges' are traffic and possibly navigation.

The city of Atlanta proper has around half a million people. The Atlanta metro area has around five and a half million people.

I-285 is what the British call a ring road of around 50 miles. We call it 'The Perimeter' and often locations are given with references to being inside or outside the perimeter. I-285 is around 8-10 lanes and accepting, possibly, the wee hours of the morning, heavy in traffic.

From the north, I-75 enters Georgia from Tennessee and heads southeast towards Atlanta. I-85 enters from South Carolina and heads southwest towards Atlanta.

Both cross 285 and as the approach north of downtown Atlanta - an area we call 'Midtown' - they merge into one interstate 75/85 and turn south.

I-20 is the east-west interstate and it bisects 285 and cuts through downtown. Downtown Atlanta is close to the nexus of I-20 and I-75/85.

Around 7-8 miles south of downtown, I-75/85 resume their separate identities with I-75 heading south-southeast towards Macon and points south and I-85 heading into the southwest corners of the state.

All of these interstates see very heavy traffic throughout most of each 24 hour day. The same is true for most major arteries though they will lighten up late night and very early mornings.

While downtown Atlanta has major corporations with their skyscrapers, downtown may be more centered on government, education, and convention business. Over the past few decades many businesses have moved north up Peachtree Street and along and between I-75 and I-85 north of the perimeter. There are many towns and even small cities in the Atlanta metro area. Very few people know the entire metro area, maybe none. People know their home turf, work area, and major interstates and roads.

More in a bit


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Feb 25 03:34:07 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard. Heavens, no! I was
hypothetically speaking.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Feb 25 02:46:15 2015 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

You would be driving from South Dakota all the way to Georgia?

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Feb 25 02:12:21 2015 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Lets say I were to
do a road trip to Georgia and the
Atlanta area. What would be my
challenges there, driving wise?


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