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Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 03, 2006, 08:49:18 AM
QOTD

What is one thing you are looking forward to in 2006?



I'm looking forward to my trip to England in April.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on January 03, 2006, 09:23:33 AM
I'm looking forward to my tax refund.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on January 03, 2006, 09:26:36 AM
Our tax refund and our trip to Boston in a couple months.
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Post by: Juliana on January 03, 2006, 09:36:16 AM
Vegas
A year of no car problems *knocks on wood*
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Post by: Jonathan on January 03, 2006, 09:55:01 AM
Oh, I don't know, how about....The World Cup?

 :lol
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Post by: scurvygirl on January 03, 2006, 10:02:26 AM
Yeah looking forward to the tax refund here, too.
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Post by: Nate on January 03, 2006, 10:13:11 AM
Getting high on life.
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Post by: Megs79 on January 03, 2006, 10:49:41 AM
tax refund.  I haven't gotten one for the past few years, and last year I had to pay A LOT.

My brother is getting married in June, I am looking forward to that.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 03, 2006, 11:12:26 AM
Finally having foot surgery to fix the problems caused by the witch doctor who misdiagnosed and hacked up my foot (twice) back in 2003 and 2004. I am definitely looking forward to that!

Tax refund is also high on the list, as is an upcoming vacation in Nashville, an annual reunion with friends this summer, and returning to grad school to finally get it over and done with.

Oh, and hopefully a FatGreg tour! :smoker:
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Post by: Buzzstein on January 03, 2006, 11:17:39 AM
The Winter Olympics, NIN concert in February, and traveling to Cincinnati this year.
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Post by: clemsonfan on January 03, 2006, 11:29:59 AM
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
traveling to Cincinnati this year.


Woo Hoo!  =D>
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Post by: vizzah on January 03, 2006, 12:07:59 PM
lurve.
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Post by: kcneon on January 03, 2006, 12:51:11 PM
Quote from: "vizzah"
lurve.


same here!

...that and a Cult show or two.  ;)  But mostly the former!
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Post by: Rafe on January 03, 2006, 02:20:03 PM
Quote from: "kcneon"
Quote from: "vizzah"
lurve.


same here!

...that and a Cult show or two.  ;)  But mostly the former!

Nice one! That's great news, you two.

I'm looking forward to a healthy year, some well-deserved and timely good fortune to hit friends and family, the improbable possibility of Hannover 96 reaching the Uefa Cup, Being in the Niedersachsenstadion to catch a game at the World Cup finals with my buddies, March Madness, seriously following the Reds and maybe getting a chance to see Griffey swing the bat in the flesh, Reading a bit more (50 books this year, no problem), hopefully getting the chance to spend some time with good friends throughout the year, and shaving my fucking beard off on Saturday (don't ask).
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Post by: Detta on January 03, 2006, 02:22:50 PM
Making up for lost time.

My sister's wedding.

Lots of salsa dancing.

Rebuilding my local Jaycee chapter.

Sitting on my new porch swing.
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Post by: Atzend on January 03, 2006, 02:28:10 PM
Tax Refund that may allow me to take a trip out west to Seattle, Wyoming, and/or Denver.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on January 03, 2006, 02:30:31 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
Oh, and hopefully a FatGreg tour! :smoker:

When he spoke at MPMF he mentioned a Whigs comp coming out this year and he did say something about a Whigs tour.  I don't know if he was joking or not, but he didn't seem to be.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 03, 2006, 04:04:16 PM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
Oh, and hopefully a FatGreg tour! :smoker:

When he spoke at MPMF he mentioned a Whigs comp coming out this year and he did say something about a Whigs tour.  I don't know if he was joking or not, but he didn't seem to be.


When was MPMF? The reason I'm asking is that he posted this on the Web in October. I'd give Trixi's left teet for a Whigs tour!

Question Submitted by Paul
I've seen you at the 9:30 with the Whigs, and I must say it changed my life. After seeing the twilight singers and seeing you belt out some whigs material, I was wondering. Would you play with John and Rick again?  Or is it just not in the cards for awhile?

Response
Paul-
I've played with both John and Rick in the last few years, so that is not an issue in the least. What I believe you're asking is, will we play together as The Afghan Whigs and I don't see that happening, honestly. What we did together is something I will cherish forever, but we stopped because we had taken it as far as it could go and that is something I would hate to fuck with.
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Post by: Mr Pink on January 03, 2006, 05:17:05 PM
Quote from: "Rafe"
and shaving my fucking beard off on Saturday (don't ask).


I have to ask...

Why shave it off?

At least share a photo with us before it is gone.

I think you'd look smashing with a beard!



This year, I'm looking forward to nothing. No expectations, no letdowns. I'm just going to go with the flow and let things fall where they may.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 03, 2006, 05:55:05 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
When was MPMF? The reason I'm asking is that he posted this on the Web in October. I'd give Trixi's left teet for a Whigs tour!

It was the latter part of September.  Like I said, I couldn't tell if he was serious or not.  He seems like the misinformation loving type.  I guess we'll see but that statement you just posted seems a whole lot more earnest than what he said at MPMF.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Lisa on January 03, 2006, 06:13:11 PM
this year lets see....

hanging with the coolest kid i know
staying at my best friends beach house and the end of this month
our trip to the great barrier reef in march
spending time with good friends and long lost friends
and ..... love
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Post by: redbobsled on January 03, 2006, 07:40:14 PM
Hmmm..

Starting grad school...AGAIN (particularly taking my YA resources class this semester - and getting/having to read 50+ YA books for this class alone)

Getting to spend a weekend in San Diego with Brian for one of my classes (ok, so i'll be in class all day, but we'll have Saturday night free!)

hopefully not having to pay a shitload of taxes, and perhaps even getting a little back (but i'd be happy with not having to pay anything)

Spending time with Brian and the kitties!
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Post by: trixi on January 03, 2006, 10:01:41 PM
Looking forward to:

as good a concert year as last year
vacations with friends throughout the year
getting in shape
sex!  8-[
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 04, 2006, 09:08:03 AM
QOTD

What video game system did you have growing up (or first get as an adult)?



We had an Atari 800 which doubled as a home computer and video game system.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Megs79 on January 04, 2006, 09:49:55 AM
My brothers and I had a hand-me down Pong set from some second cousins, then an Atari 5200, then a Nintendo, then a Super Nintendo, then I stopped thinking video games were interesting.  

In college my roommates and I had a Playstation, now I have the computer and the BF's playstation 2.
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Post by: clemsonfan on January 04, 2006, 10:10:28 AM
We had an Atari, a Tandy Computer (complete with a tape deck instead of a disk drive), a Coleco, and then finally a Nintendo.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on January 04, 2006, 10:34:40 AM
My first was an Atari 400. The one without a keyboard, per se, just a touchpad. Then we stepped up in class and got an Atari 800. My guess is that my dad was sick of the touchpad.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on January 04, 2006, 11:13:14 AM
We had an Atari 2600.  I also was jealous of my friend, who had InTellivision.  For some reason, 6 year-old me loved playing casino games on it.  

As an adult, the first gaming system we acquired was a Sega Dreamcast.  Now we also have an XBox and a GameCube.  My sister inherited the Atari, which still works perfectly.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on January 04, 2006, 11:42:31 AM
A coleco and a commodore 64.
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Post by: Action Jim on January 04, 2006, 11:49:40 AM
Early on, we had a Tandy computer.  It was a very early IBM compatible, but had no hard drive.  Just a 3.5" floppy and a 5.25".  It was supposed to be for school, but we discoverd Sierra text-based adventure games!  

Later on, we had a Sega Genesis, which we thought was just about the greatest thing in the world.  If someone ever had to play Sonic the Hedgehog for my life, I'd pick by brother.
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Post by: whigsgeek on January 04, 2006, 11:55:50 AM
When I was a kid I had an Atari system that came with Pong and Super Breakout.

Now I have a $20 game set thingee from Target that plugs into the television and allows me to play my beloved Galaga until my eyes bleed! Damn you, flying space scorpions!
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Post by: Buzzstein on January 04, 2006, 12:10:52 PM
8-bit Nintendo
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Post by: scurvygirl on January 04, 2006, 01:11:23 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What video game system did you have growing up (or first get as an adult)?


I know we had an Atari but I dunno what kind.  Then we had an Enteract which ran off cassette tapes.  Mazes and Monsters!  Oooooh!  Then when I was seven we got the Apple IIe.  And then we had the original Nintendo.  And so on.
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Post by: Detta on January 04, 2006, 02:05:51 PM
Intelevision

My uncle had the colecovision.
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Post by: Atzend on January 04, 2006, 02:17:13 PM
The first I remember that we owned was an Apple computer that used DOS that we played Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Oregan Trail on.  I've personally, never owned an actually gaming system besides a computer, but my sisters had a Nintendo and I've had numerous roommates with Playstations.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on January 04, 2006, 02:38:21 PM
First was an Atari 2600 then I got a Commodore 64.  I eventually got a nintendo which was all I had until I was an adult.
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Post by: Juliana on January 04, 2006, 02:55:24 PM
Nintendo
Nintendo 64
Gamecube
Gameboy, that I play 3 times/year or so
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 04, 2006, 05:11:40 PM
Never owned one.

Borrowed a friend's Spectrum ZX for a couple of weeks in the 80's, but that's pretty much it for me and game systems.

After having fun playing a version of Grand Theft Auto in Copenhagen a couple of christmasses ago in the flat we we renting, I toyed with getting a playstation... then realised I already had way too much to distract me
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Mr Pink on January 04, 2006, 07:27:03 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What video game system did you have growing up (or first get as an adult)?


Atari 2600
Nintendo Entertainment System (8-bit)
Nintendo 64
Playstation 2
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 05, 2006, 09:06:33 AM
QOTD

Which side of the bed do you sleep on?



Growing up, I slept on the right (as you're in bed). Now I sleep on the left. Interesting, it's always been the south side of the bed.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on January 05, 2006, 09:18:30 AM
Right
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Post by: clemsonfan on January 05, 2006, 09:28:46 AM
I sleep on the left usually. When we visit my Mom's house I sleep on the right. It's pretty much the side that's closest to the light switch.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on January 05, 2006, 09:42:51 AM
Used to be the left, now it's the right.
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Post by: Action Jim on January 05, 2006, 09:44:05 AM
I like to mix it up.
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Post by: Megs79 on January 05, 2006, 10:17:27 AM
I change it up too.  Sometimes I wake my boyfriend up in the middle of the night and make him switch sides with me.  My sinuses bother me a lot and sometimes I can't breathe out my nose if I'm laying on one side or the other.
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Post by: trixi on January 05, 2006, 12:01:21 PM
Yesterday's question:  An Atari 2600 and then an IBM XT

Today's question:  The left side of the bed (unless certain people claim that side and then I'm relegated to the right side)  :-s
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: kcneon on January 05, 2006, 12:22:17 PM
Generally the left side...but not always.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 05, 2006, 12:39:56 PM
Quote from: "trixi"
Today's question:  The left side of the bed (unless certain people claim that side and then I'm relegated to the right side)  :-s


Aren't those people sonsofbitches?

I've got to be on the left -- it's like not being able to sit with my back to a door. I do sometimes end up sleeping diagonally depending on where my Golden Retriever has settled. The boy is unmovable once he's asleep.
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Post by: Jonathan on January 05, 2006, 01:35:18 PM
On the left-hand side, or straight down the middle if I'm alone.
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Post by: Buzzstein on January 05, 2006, 01:44:39 PM
sleep on the left side
keep the sword hand free
whatever's gonna be
is gonna be
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Post by: Butter on January 05, 2006, 01:56:30 PM
Can I just mention how much I enjoy the new title of this thread?
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Post by: Jonathan on January 05, 2006, 03:11:14 PM
Mention it all you want.
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Post by: c-lando on January 05, 2006, 03:24:30 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
Can I just mention how much I enjoy the new title of this thread?


I looooooooooooooooooooooooove it!!!

(http://www.lemta.com/shared/twiggy2.jpg)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: c-lando on January 05, 2006, 03:26:55 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Which side of the bed do you sleep on?


This is of constant debate in my household. Most of the time, I sleep on the right-hand side of the bed. But, I used to sleep on the left. When Greg came back from Kuwait, he forgot what side of the bed was his and just claimed my side. Grrrr. Sometimes, if I need to get up earlier than him, I am assigned the left side (closest to the alarm clock). Also, during our stay at my brother's house, I somehow ended up on the left-hand side.

Hmmmm.
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Post by: Detta on January 05, 2006, 04:25:03 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
Can I just mention how much I enjoy the new title of this thread?

Yeah, it makes me chuckle every time I see it too.
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Post by: Sonic Boom on January 05, 2006, 04:46:00 PM
In just a year or two, I'm sure it'll be the new razor from Schick, too.   :P
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Post by: Lisa on January 05, 2006, 06:36:32 PM
I sleep on the right
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Post by: redbobsled on January 05, 2006, 06:46:15 PM
if you're in bed, I MUST sleep on the right side.  When Brian and I were dating, our sides of the bed were fluid.  Actually, he insists that *I* used to insist on having the left side.  But I think that was only because I once got food poisoning and projectile vomited in the middle of the night while sleeping on the right side of the bed.  Being superstitious, I refused to sleep on that side of the bed for about a year.

Damn.  I really AM long-winded.
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Post by: Mr Pink on January 05, 2006, 06:50:31 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Which side of the bed do you sleep on?



Wherever I fall.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on January 06, 2006, 05:00:22 AM
QOTD #1:
I'm looking forward to warmer weather and gardening.

QOTD #2:
Our first gaming system was Atari 2600, although I think we had Pong before we got the Atari.

QOTD #3:
Lying in bed, I sleep on the left side, or the right if you are looking at the bed from the foot.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on January 06, 2006, 08:59:14 AM
I have to adjust my answer to...

The right side.  Until my person gets up, then I take his side.  That may only be at his place though, since the left side is closer to the door at his place.  At my place, I probably stay on the right.
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Post by: Butter on January 06, 2006, 09:10:23 AM
I sleep on the side closest to the wall.

How about a new Question of the Day:

What's the biggest goof-off thing you've ever done on company time?  I'm sure we've all wasted some part of our work day at one time or another if you work in an office or at a store or something.  But what was the one you thought "oh, if they catch me doing this, I'm getting canned".

I'll answer shortly.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on January 06, 2006, 09:18:14 AM
I would say drink, but after noon or one on fridays it's pretty much okay here. At the old job, it was helping my boss find another job.
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Post by: Detta on January 06, 2006, 09:24:42 AM
Back when I was dating tedneedles, I'd be on the YIM with him all day every day at work.  Then I'd bitch that I had too much work to do.

Hmmm, I wonder why I got such a small raise this year.

I also did and still do most of my website at work.
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Post by: purple_octopus on January 06, 2006, 09:25:27 AM
What is one thing you are looking forward to in 2006?
Spending each and every night with Shlep.  This traveling shit is not for me.

What video game system did you have growing up (or first get as an adult)?
We got an Atari as a gift when I was a kid, but it never came out of the box because my mom was a nazi like that.  We did have a Commodore 64, however.  We were allowed to play on that, because computers are "educational" and such.

Which side of the bed do you sleep on?
The side closest to the bathroom.  My bladder simply cannot make it through the night.
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Post by: Butter on January 06, 2006, 09:36:47 AM
For me, I would have to say it's a tie....

I imagine they probably wouldn't like the MP3's I have on this machine.

Also, one time at my last job, when I was sent to Salt Lake City for software training, I skipped out on an entire day of training to catch that Tom Hanks stranded on an island movie, and have lunch and dinner at a couple of super nice restaurants (all by myself)... all of which I expensed back to the company.
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Post by: kcneon on January 06, 2006, 09:39:51 AM
That's a hard question.  Working in a field where most of the lines were so blurred, I'm not sure what I'd say...for instance, listening to WOXY or having tons of .mp3s wasn't a big deal.

Maybe using business contacts to hookup with a drummer wasn't so professional.   :-
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Post by: Buzzstein on January 06, 2006, 11:22:55 AM
yesterday: I need the whole damn bed to myself.  I drool and stuff.

Today: Work???????????
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Post by: Jonathan on January 06, 2006, 11:22:57 AM
I would have to say...the one day where I spent the entire day, from when I got to the office in the morning at 9:00, to when I left at 6:00, surfing the internet. Usually, I'd spend a fair bit of time on the web when I was bored and didn't have stuff to do. But I'd at least get some work done.

That particular day, no work done whatsoever. 8 solid hours of internet surfing, plus a good long lunch. It was like a vacation day where I went into the office. Even I had to feel just the slightest bit guilty when I left the office that day and realised how I spent my time. But honestly, at that point, I hated my job.

I guess if I cared enough I could have marked it down as a vacation day, but they never tracked those things properly so it wouldn't have made a difference. Which brings me to answer number two...
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Post by: Dan on January 06, 2006, 11:23:40 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
What is one thing you are looking forward to in 2006?

Right now I'm looking forward to graduating, among many many others.
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
What video game system did you have growing up (or first get as an adult)?

We had a Nintendo as my first system.  In fact, I still have it and it's sitting right next to me.  I purchased with my own money the Super Nintendo.  I always liked that better but I assume it's because it was more 'mine' than the family's NES.  My best friend had an Intellivision.  I played that a bit, too, as well as his Commodore 128.  Since the SNES I've had Playstation, PS2, and a computer to varying levels of specs.

The NES I still have, the SNES I still have, the Playstation I gave away, and the PS2 I have as well.
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
Which side of the bed do you sleep on?

I have a twin bed.  I sleep in the middle.
Quote from: "Butter"
What's the biggest goof-off thing you've ever done on company time?  I'm sure we've all wasted some part of our work day at one time or another if you work in an office or at a store or something.  But what was the one you thought "oh, if they catch me doing this, I'm getting canned".

I really can't think of it at the moment.  I'm sad to say that it might only have been something as simple as spending too much time on the web.  That's about all I can think of....The music on my machine was encouraged by the IT dept. b/c it meant less strain on the servers from streaming, so I know that wasn't a big deal...I suck.  I'm sure there was something, but it's been deleted from my memory.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Juliana on January 06, 2006, 12:00:22 PM
The first time I worked at National City, this one lady made my life hell, she yelled at me every day, gave me bullshit work to do....  It got so bad that I'd take longer and longer and longer lunches, because nobody noticed.  By the end I was taking at least 2, sometimes 2.5 hours, plus breaks, plus leaving early, out one of the doors on the opposite side of the building.  I'd also go on extended walks around the building in the pretense of looking for boxes to put files in.  I still faithfully put that I worked 8 hours every day on my timesheet though.  

The best part is that one Friday, the supervisor signed my timesheet in the morning, and of course it said 8 hours for the day, 40 for the week, but they tricked me into getting let go at noon...  The jerk lady told me Manpower called for me, and that they asked me to drop by at noon on my lunch, and when I got there, Manpower said they didn't want me back, knowing full well that it was because of the lady who hated me, but even Manpower was like "yeah, you're just going to get paid for the full day anyway."
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 06, 2006, 12:47:33 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
How about a new Question of the Day:

What's the biggest goof-off thing you've ever done on company time?  I'm sure we've all wasted some part of our work day at one time or another if you work in an office or at a store or something.  But what was the one you thought "oh, if they catch me doing this, I'm getting canned".



Fourteen years ago, getting hot 'n heavy with my then-boyfriend in our department's darkroom during the workday. (He was one of the staff photographers and I was a writer/editor.) I can neither confirm nor deny whether this was a one-time occurrence. :angel5:
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Atzend on January 06, 2006, 01:00:18 PM
Yesterday's question:  Left, right, center...It doesn't matter.  When my head hits the pillow, couch, folding chair I'm usually out.

Biggest goof-off on company time?  The more memorable times took place when I worked retail or food service.  When I worked at Suncoast I used to take naps in the back office, sitting on the floor behind the counter, and once standing leaning up against the counter.  A waitressing job I worked the bartenders would give us free drinks while on the job, those made for some fun shifts.  If they ever did alcohol or drug testing for restaurants or retail we would be screwed as a society.

At my current job I would say the internet is probably the most common and time consuming goof off.
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Post by: MissKitty on January 06, 2006, 01:36:19 PM
When I worked at the record shop, we goofed off ALL THE TIME. So that was a good 12 years of goofing off on company time. :)

We concocted this elaborate game in which the goal was to knock as many country music cassettes off the shelving as possible with a hacky sack. It was kinda like "around the world" with a hacky sack. Points were given for the difficulty levels (which shelf the cassette was knocked from) and also extra points were given for artists we especially hated, like Garth Brooks. We got favorite customers involved in the game, and kept a score sheet hidden beneath the turntable. One winter we even held a tournament.

I miss those days.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on January 06, 2006, 01:50:53 PM
When I worked at Builders Square we used to take turns napping on the job on Sunday mornings.  One morning I helped a coworker build an elaborate hidden bed out of bails of insulation out by the loading dock, at the end of his shift I got him up and he went home.

Another Sunday I had the same coworker lift me up into the uppermost racks with a forklift where I slept for a good few hours then climbed down on my own.

No one was ever the wiser.

Of course this was the coworker that, when he heard I was going off to college, asked me "You're going to college?  How big is the building?" and "Do they have lockers?".
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: c-lando on January 06, 2006, 04:26:33 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
How about a new Question of the Day:

What's the biggest goof-off thing you've ever done on company time?


I'd say the biggest waste of time (aside from Internet use) would be the time that I photocopied a Post-It note loaded with quotable quotes from a Simpson episode and then faxed it to Butter. :) Used at least 3 different pieces of office equipment to accomplish this task.

:)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on January 06, 2006, 04:27:10 PM
When I worked at the downtown Cincinnati AAA in the summers during college, I worked second shift one summer (because I was taking a class during the day).  I would come in at 4 with the other 5 or 6 other people on second shift, we'd work for the hour that the office was still open (I'd usually camp out out front in a very visible location and make Triptiks at the counter so that we could get rid of the lines and the day people could go home.  Well, that hour constituted about 80% of the work I would do in a given day.  

Once the office closed, we would work on Triptiks for another hour or so, but mostly we'd talk and goof off at the same time.  Then, someone would go out for dinner, and we'd eat at like 7.  After that, we might work for a little while longer.  Then, 8:00 would come.  This was in the summer of 1996, so the Olympics were on.  Every day of the Olympics, we would pull a TV out of the member services department, and put it by the couches in the waiting area.  Then, we'd all sit down on the couches and watch the Olympics for the 3 hours of primetime coverage.  At 11, we'd pack up our stuff and then leave early at 11:30, writing on our timecards that we had stayed until midnight.  

I never got caught, perse, but I was questioned about my drop in productivity (in number of Triptiks completed) in my night shift vs. day shift work earlier that summer.  I knew if we ever got found out, we would ALL be fired.  But the next summer, they eliminated the night shift, so they must have known SOMETHING was up.  

That job sucked so hard that I still don't feel guilty.  I was sexually harassed on that job as well as being bullied by a sullen supervisor.  So, yay, I'm glad I got away with it.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: The Hegemo on January 08, 2006, 06:13:32 PM
When I worked in the meat department at Kroger's, one of my co-workers taught me how to program the labels into the scale so it would print out the price labels when you entered the PLU number. So I used to amuse myself in the evenings when I was the only person in the department by making fake labels ("Spider Loin Chops," "Human Flesh," etc) and printing them out.

My co-worker actually used to take the ones he made (that said things like "rotten meat") to the Corryville Kroger's and stick them over the real price tags on meat there.

The two of us were the only ones who knew how to program the scale, so no one ever realized what we  were doing.

I also used to go in the cutting room and play paper towel hockey with the push-broom when I was really bored. And the guy in seafood and I used to 'prank call' each other over the PA.

We always had to look like we were busy with something, even when there was literally nothing to do. So I got in trouble a couple times for reading magazines or books on the job, but the fake labels and stuff looked like work, so I could get away with that.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 09, 2006, 01:12:12 PM
QOTD

What are your favorite pizza toppings?



These days, I'm partial to pineapple and ham.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: trixi on January 09, 2006, 01:21:46 PM
pepperoni and mushroom
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Atzend on January 09, 2006, 01:24:25 PM
Funny you should ask.  L.Diddy and I made an awesome Buffalo Chicken pizza last night with some Red Hot BBQ sauce, mushrooms, red onions, tomatoes and extra pizza cheese blend.  It was delicious!  Only other topping that's a favorite that wasn't on there were green peppers.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on January 09, 2006, 01:24:37 PM
I like pineapple and pepperoni.  No one else ever does, but I can usually find someone who'll eat a Hawaiian Pizza (like Ella), so I often switch to the ham.  It's close enough.

In NYC they usually charge between $1.50 and $2.00 for a slice, which is reasonable.  But then it's usually $1.00 per topping, which is not reasonable.  So I find myself getting cheese an awful lot, too.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: scurvygirl on January 09, 2006, 01:36:05 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD
What are your favorite pizza toppings?

 
Banana peppers and mushrooms are my all-time favorites.

Mmm I can eat banana peppers straight out of the jar.  Gosh that sounds good!

Also, Dan I think pepperoni and pineapple sound kinda good together.  But keep in mind that's coming from the gal who likes maple syrup on Donatos pepperoni pizzas.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on January 09, 2006, 01:40:17 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What are your favorite pizza toppings?


Pineapple, green olive, chopped tomato, onion and garlic.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on January 09, 2006, 01:49:02 PM
Sausage

If I'm in New York, I like meatballs.  But they just don't know how to do meatball pizza here.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 09, 2006, 01:54:23 PM
Mmmmmm ... pizza.

The world's greatest pizza (imho) is the white pizza at Brutico's in Old Forge, Pennsylvania, about 30 minutes from where I grew up. It's not the poseur white pizza served elsewhere -- which is essentially a traditional pizza shell with no red sauce. True white pizza is ... well, you can read about it here:

http://www.stephencooks.com/2005/10/old_forge_white.html

Since I don't live near Old Forge anymore, my favorite pizza now is from a local mom 'n pop place and is topped with chicken, sundried tomatoes, red onions, and feta cheese, in addition to mozzarella (no red sauce). Yum-yum!

When sharing a pizza with friends, I'm not picky -- as long as it doesn't have mushrooms and anchovies, any other toppings are golden.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on January 09, 2006, 02:08:28 PM
My all time favorite pizza is the sausage, minced garlic, and basil from Lou Malnati's in Chicago (which is like a non-pretentious Uno's).  

I also enjoy green olives, pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, and anchovies (in that order, though not necessarily all together).

You know what I don't enjoy?  Cheddar cheese on pizza.  Putting any yellow cheese on pizza is sacrilege.  


Quote from: "Sarcastica"
Mmm I can eat banana peppers straight out of the jar.  Gosh that sounds good!


Yum!  I less than three banana peppers.  Nay, I more than three them.  That's how good they are.  You're making me long for a hot off the grill hot Italian sausage, with a couple of hot banana peppers insulating it from the bun. They're kind of hit or miss for me as a pizza topping, though.  


P.S.  Daytonians:  Marion's Pizza is nasty.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on January 09, 2006, 02:16:50 PM
My favorite, favorite, favorite pizza is sausage pizza from Millilo's.

I guess that means sausage is my favorite pizza topping.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Nate on January 09, 2006, 02:37:20 PM
Pepperoni.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 09, 2006, 02:45:36 PM
Pretty much anything as long as it's not anchovies or mushrooms. Usual choices can involve any of the following: pepperoni, sausage, green peppers, ground beef, spinach, diced tomatoes, ham, pineapple. The montgomery inn topper pizza's from la rosa's were my addiction when I was pregnant even though the heartburn would be severe after I was finished.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Juliana on January 09, 2006, 03:11:28 PM
I can go on and on about pizza.  I'll make it short though.

LDiddy is a fool.  Marion's is awesome.  Ron's, the other thin crust Dayton area favorite is even better.  Fool.

Toppings wise- I like pepperoni the best.  I like Bacon too once in a while, but not all the time.  LaRosa's Roma or Florentine (I forget which) is good too.  Very little sauce, cappacola ham, Italian sausage and Pepperoni.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on January 09, 2006, 03:32:24 PM
Pepperoni, bacon, italian sausage, mushrooms, roma tomatoes, onions, black olives, green peppers, garlic, and tons of mozzarella cheese. I love Chicago style pizza the best.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: scurvygirl on January 09, 2006, 03:34:00 PM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
P.S.  Daytonians:  Marion's Pizza is nasty.


Soooooo nasty!

Hey if you want a good pizza with banana peppers on, the Primo Capicollo  pizza from Sarpino's OWNS.  I drool just thinking about its awesomeness.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 09, 2006, 03:45:58 PM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
P.S.  Daytonians:  Marion's Pizza is nasty.

Shut yer mouth.

Quote from: "Sarcastica"
Also, Dan I think pepperoni and pineapple sound kinda good together. But keep in mind that's coming from the gal who likes maple syrup on Donatos pepperoni pizzas.

And how, pray tell, did you come to the conclusion that you wouldn't throw up if you consumed such a concoction?  Because I sure as hell would.

I'm down with just about any meat, pineapple, jalepenos, onions, and olives.  Green or black?  Yes, please.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on January 09, 2006, 04:10:34 PM
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
Also, Dan I think pepperoni and pineapple sound kinda good together.

That's it - next time I'm in Dayton we have a pizza date.  There's no buts about it.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on January 09, 2006, 04:19:24 PM
Uh oh.  Looks like I've angered Mr. and Mrs. Juliana.  But what, pray tell, makes Marion's pizza good?  Is is the utterly flavorless crust that is indistinguishible from the circle of cardboard that comes under a frozen pizza?  Is it the suspiciously orange-hued sauce that tastes like it came out of a ketchup packet that was left in your glove compartment all summer?  Is it the dearth of cheese?  Or is it the sausage that is indistinguishable in appearance, aroma, and taste from rat feces?  

I'd just like to know, for the record.  Maybe it's not the pizza, it's the atmosphere?  I do so enjoy their friendly service, and the clientele are fabulous as well.  Every time (okay, all three times) I've been to Marion's I've noticed several prime candidates for forty-second trimester abortion.  

So, yeah, I'm sticking to my guns on this one.  You guys can have all the Marion's you want.  SarS and I will stick to appetizing, non-emetic pizza that's made with ingredients that are relatively fresh (i.e., from the 21st Century).

Anyway, I will agree that Cassano's is halfway decent for "Dayton-style" pizza.  At least they put proper slices of pepperoni on their pies, unlike Marion's, with their tiny rectangular chunks of pepperoni.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Rafe on January 09, 2006, 04:27:22 PM
I'll have anything on my pizza - I have my favourites, but i'm really not fussy. Sometimes, simple is great. When we were in NY last year, Foolsgold introduced me to this little hole-in-the-wall pizza place, and we had a couple of slices of tomato and garlic pizza. So simple, but tasty as hell.

I made a veggie one for Karen recently, and it had jalapenos, sweetcorn, green and red pepper, red onion, pineapple, black olives, sliced tomato, cheese, mushroom and asparagus tips on it (added at the end). That was a bloody handsome meal.

The best pizza I've ever had was in Livorno, Italy. it was a local seafood speciality, and just about knocked my socks off. I love Italians.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Atzend on January 09, 2006, 05:28:19 PM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
Or is it the sausage that is indistinguishable in appearance, aroma, and taste from rat feces?


The rat feces and thin cardboard crust is what makes the pizza for me.  I like Marions, but then again I also liked the sausage pizza in school which is what it tastes like.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: scurvygirl on January 09, 2006, 06:13:23 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
Also, Dan I think pepperoni and pineapple sound kinda good together.

That's it - next time I'm in Dayton we have a pizza date.  There's no buts about it.


Sweet!  You're on!  It really does sound good.  I'll refrain from syrup, though.

Also, l.diddy, for that anti-Marion's post, you are my hero of the day.   \:D/
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Wocket on January 09, 2006, 08:51:31 PM
mushroom, but...
mash potato pizza is very good as is the mexican kind my boss whips up.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on January 10, 2006, 01:55:58 AM
If we're talking about LaRosa's (which is the pizza by which all other pizza is judged and is found sorely lacking), I always have green pepper, onion, and extra sauce.

Sometimes I mix it up by adding spinach, tomatoes, or mushrooms to the above.  But all of my LaRosa's eating is generally squeezed into the one week per year I'm in Cincinnati.  Over Christmas, I managed to eat it three times in one week.  Still not enough.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Juliana on January 10, 2006, 08:16:28 AM
Ldiddy- They have regular pepperoni.  The Proudly displayed Hormel I believe.
Anyway, I think it's good.
Cassano's is good, if you can find a clean enough location, quite the feat.  We calculated 1 year of "safe" eats when the Carlisle one opened.  It was a good year.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 10, 2006, 08:47:25 AM
QOTD

Which do you prefer: gloves or mittens?



I primarily wear gloves, except when it's really, really cold. Which isn't too often around here.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Megs79 on January 10, 2006, 09:10:46 AM
I prefer mittens so my fingers can share body heat, but gloves are more practical, so I wear those most of the times.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 10, 2006, 09:51:06 AM
I prefer gloves.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on January 10, 2006, 09:56:19 AM
I'm not the most manly man in the world, but for cripe's sake, mittens?  Mittens!?  Gloves for me.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: trixi on January 10, 2006, 10:11:55 AM
Mittens for me...but I don't have to worry about being a manly man   :fadein:
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: berzerker on January 10, 2006, 10:16:10 AM
Gloves. Can't operate car keys with mittens... and I need gloves to tighten my ski boots, if necessary.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 10, 2006, 10:40:01 AM
Gloves ... but not leather gloves. They have to be cuddly gloves.

(Coincidentally, "Cuddly Gloves" is also my porn name.)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on January 10, 2006, 10:45:02 AM
I gotta say, I feel pretty cute when I wear mittens.

But I do usually wear gloves.  Cause hell, I'm cute anyway.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on January 10, 2006, 10:46:59 AM
Gloves. I haven't worn mittens since I was about seven years old.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Atzend on January 10, 2006, 12:36:25 PM
I usually wear gloves, but I do wear mittens on the rare occassions I play in the snow.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on January 10, 2006, 12:52:32 PM
http://shop.com.edgesuite.net/ccimg.catalogcity.com/220000/223400/223438/products/10199823.jpg
This is one of those topics that the g/f hates because I'm definitely all about the gloves.  A few years ago I found the receiver gloves that we used on my intramural football team in college (someone found them on clearance and bought them for the team), and realized how practical yet warm they were for everyday usage.  The stick'um had already worn off, so they have turned out to be an everyday item.  The g/f hates them and continually mocks me.  But I don't care - they're perfect for dexterity, usefullness, and warmth all tied together.

They're well-worn and gross now, so little does the g/f know that just the other day I purchased a new set - due to arrive this week.  Woo!
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on January 10, 2006, 01:06:40 PM
How are you going to wear the stick'um off of the new pair?

To the extent that I wear any "handwear" in the winter, it's gloves. But I have no clue where my gloves are right now.

That's why god invented pockets, as far as I'm concerned.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 10, 2006, 02:00:37 PM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
Anyway, I will agree that Cassano's is halfway decent for "Dayton-style" pizza.  At least they put proper slices of pepperoni on their pies, unlike Marion's, with their tiny rectangular chunks of pepperoni.

Shows what you know, Marion's has regular pepperoni.  I'm not going to bother addressing the rest of your screed.

I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed individual.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on January 10, 2006, 02:11:49 PM
All right, so they have regular pepperoni.  I was wrong.  But that still leaves:

(1) Crappy crust.

(2) Crappy sauce.

(3) Suspicious-looking sausage.

(4) Not enough cheese.  

Oh, and it's cut into squares.  When we cut our pizza into squares, the terrorists win.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 10, 2006, 02:20:08 PM
Suck it.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on January 10, 2006, 02:25:33 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
How are you going to wear the stick'um off of the new pair?

Good question.  That's something I haven't quite figured out yet...but maybe I'll just play catch with someone for about 6 minutes and then I should be good to go.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: scurvygirl on January 10, 2006, 03:01:02 PM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
When we cut our pizza into squares, the terrorists win.


Coming soon to the quotes corner.


And as for today's QOTD, gloves.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: snakelady on January 10, 2006, 09:31:01 PM
Gloves...in black leather please.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Buzzstein on January 10, 2006, 09:52:42 PM
leather eh??

I don't wear either.  If it's cold I just don't go outside.

Yesterday: Pepperoni, but I'll pretty much eat anything that's put on a pizza.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Mr Pink on January 10, 2006, 11:19:10 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What are your favorite pizza toppings?


I usually keep it simple and just get cheese on my pizza.

If I'm splurging and eating my favoritest pizza in the world (http://giordanos.com/), I'll get pepperoni, green peppers, spinach and fresh tomatos.


Now I'm hungry.


Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Which do you prefer: gloves or mittens?


Quote from: "Dan"
http://shop.com.edgesuite.net/ccimg.catalogcity.com/220000/223400/223438/products/10199823.jpg
I'm definitely all about the gloves...the receiver gloves...and realized how practical yet warm they were for everyday usage...But I don't care - they're perfect for dexterity, usefullness, and warmth all tied together.


I have the same love of the receiver's gloves. I have 2 pairs of the Neumann's brand and a pair of Nike brand. I've been mocked as well, but they are perfect for me.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 11, 2006, 08:56:40 AM
QOTD

Do you watch award shows on TV?



I watch what I consider to be the major ones - the Golden Globes (coming up on Monday), Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, Independent Spirit Awards, and the BAFTAs.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on January 11, 2006, 09:05:24 AM
I look forward to the Latin Grammys every year.  That's about it.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on January 11, 2006, 09:06:21 AM
I never watched them until I met Butter. I'll watch whatever award shows he wants.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 11, 2006, 09:22:48 AM
The only ones I make a point of watching are the Golden Globes, Academy Awards, and Emmys.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on January 11, 2006, 09:26:08 AM
I like watching the Golden Globes, Oscars, Emmys, and Independent Spirit Awards.  But I can't watch the music ones any more, since I don't like most of the music featured.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Megs79 on January 11, 2006, 09:48:37 AM
I don't like awards shows.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on January 11, 2006, 09:51:23 AM
Yeah, I'm with Megs on this one.  I don't like them.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 11, 2006, 10:34:37 AM
As a general rule, we avoid award shows. It's much easier to read about who won what in the paper the next morning.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: trixi on January 11, 2006, 11:27:23 AM
I don't tend to watch them but I'm usually invited to an Oscar party, so that is the one most often watched.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on January 11, 2006, 11:29:24 AM
Up until CR and I began cohabitating, I could never be bothered to watch an award show. He, however, is a big fan of them, so I have to watch them by default.

In fact, we used to have an Oscar Party each year with ballots sent with the invitations. It'd be more fun if they didn't run so bloody late.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 11, 2006, 11:35:10 AM
Quote from: "MissKitty"
In fact, we used to have an Oscar Party each year with ballots sent with the invitations.


That's always fun. I coordinate annual Oscar and Emmy contests for my office and print up ballots for anyone interested. Grand prize is a $10 gift card (or certificate) to the store or eatery of the winner's choice. (Ten bucks ain't much, I know, but I'm funding it myself so I need to keep it manageable.)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on January 11, 2006, 12:01:50 PM
What, nobody watches the ESPYs? Of course not - they're a turgid pile of crap.

Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Do you watch award shows on TV?


No.

Let me rephrase that. Fuck no.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on January 11, 2006, 12:02:54 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
I like watching the Golden Globes, Oscars, Emmys, and Independent Spirit Awards.  But I can't watch the music ones any more, since I don't like most of the music featured.


Same here.  But oftentimes I can't make it through the entire shows.  I find I have to be doing something else while watching them, or else I get bored.  But I don't want to turn it off, because I don't want to miss that rare moment where someone says/does something really inappropriate.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: scurvygirl on January 11, 2006, 12:07:40 PM
I used to like awards shows, but now I'm all, "Meh, boring, you've seen one you've seen them all."
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on January 11, 2006, 12:33:15 PM
Quote from: "redbobsled"
I find I have to be doing something else while watching them, or else I get bored.  But I don't want to turn it off, because I don't want to miss that rare moment where someone says/does something really inappropriate.


A lot of shows do have that 20-30 minute lull where you want to just nod right off... but yeah, I like watching for that occasional moment of spontaneity that you just can't reproduce anywhere else.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on January 11, 2006, 12:37:09 PM
Quote from: "Mr Pink"
I have the same love of the receiver's gloves. I have 2 pairs of the Neumann's brand and a pair of Nike brand. I've been mocked as well, but they are perfect for me.

Awesome. I have a soul mate.  I actually have another pair of the Neumann's that I actually use to play football with, but they aren't the warm kind so they do me little good in the cold.  I'm glad to know I'm not alone in the world anymore.  :headbang:

For today's  QOTD, I generally despise awards shows.  If I'm going to take interest in one, it'd be the Oscars.  But even then I'd rather not...
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Buzzstein on January 11, 2006, 12:53:25 PM
In general I HATE award shows.  I make an exception for the Oscars though.  I like watching that one.  All the other award shows can go away.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: berzerker on January 11, 2006, 04:09:37 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
I never watched them until I met Butter. I'll watch whatever award shows he wants.


Aw, that's cute...

The only one I watch is the Oscars, because the past few years I've been at Oscar parties. Other ones I just don't care enough about, and wait to see the results the next day. Takes less time.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Atzend on January 11, 2006, 05:32:11 PM
I don't go out of my way to watch them, but if I'm watching another show I'll flip over during commercials to check them out.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Mr Pink on January 11, 2006, 08:10:08 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Do you watch award shows on TV?


I usually just watch the Academy Awards and that's mostly because I'm in some kind of Oscars Pool with a nice payout.

Otherwise, I try to avoid them.

I did watch the end of the most recent MTV Music Awards so I could see Kelly Clarkson sing "Since U Been Gone". It was one of the best performances I've ever seen on an awards show.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: snakelady on January 11, 2006, 10:04:53 PM
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
"Meh, boring, you've seen one you've seen them all."


I'm with you on this.  If I did watch one it would be because I had insomnia and was channel-flipping.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Lisa on January 11, 2006, 10:29:09 PM
i chanel surf through all award shows..it's a love/hate thing for me
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 12, 2006, 06:00:51 AM
Quote from: "MissKitty"
Up until CR and I began cohabitating, I could never be bothered to watch an award show. He, however, is a big fan of them, so I have to watch them by default.

In fact, we used to have an Oscar Party each year with ballots sent with the invitations. It'd be more fun if they didn't run so bloody late.


I am CR (I cohabitate with my wife) and I used to be into award shows.

I still enjoy the oscars - even if the last two years' ceremonies have been utter pants. The parties were fun, but MK's right the fucking thing just goes on too damned motherfucking long.

The music awards are just shite now: have a band play live and "quelle surprise", the next minute they're accepting their award - Feh!

The only award show I still enjoy immensely is the UK Comedy Awards each December. I have last years sitting on a tape waiting to be watched
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 12, 2006, 07:58:57 AM
QOTD

When do you wake up on a normal weekday?


I don't have to be at work until 9 AM, so I don't get up until 8 AM. Except today, because I have to be at work early.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on January 12, 2006, 08:12:58 AM
6:30
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on January 12, 2006, 08:26:47 AM
same here, 6:30
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on January 12, 2006, 08:50:32 AM
11:00

What the hell am I doing up now?
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on January 12, 2006, 09:09:15 AM
I'm supposed to get up at 7, but it's usually more like 7:30.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Juliana on January 12, 2006, 09:12:47 AM
Alarm is set for 6:50.  I usually get up around 7, but this week I've been pretty tired, so it's been about 7:15.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 12, 2006, 09:17:23 AM
6:15 am
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on January 12, 2006, 09:37:39 AM
Quote from: "Detta"
I'm supposed to get up at 7, but it's usually more like 7:30.


Yeah that.  

Darn you, snooze button!
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on January 12, 2006, 10:02:42 AM
Alarm set for 5:55 a.m., but I usually wake up before it sounds.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: berzerker on January 12, 2006, 10:04:07 AM
Well, the alarm is set for 7:00, but the clock is about 15 minutes fast.

And I hit the snooze button twice, at least. so, another 18-27 minutes...

So, I don't really know.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Megs79 on January 12, 2006, 10:28:43 AM
7:10.  Me and the bf take switch off on who has to get up first to shower.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: trixi on January 12, 2006, 10:36:52 AM
6:25 but then I typically snooze for 20 minutes.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on January 12, 2006, 12:54:40 PM
Who in world decided that the standardized snooze button timing should be 9 minutes?  


Anyway, I don't have a 'regular' weekday.  Currently I'm on winter break until Tuesday, so I get up whenever the hell I wake up.  Then, when school starts, I'll get up at different times based on when my first class of that day is.  It's one of the few perks of being a student, countering lack of income, evenings, weekends, etc.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 12, 2006, 12:54:51 PM
Alarm goes off at 6:30, but I hit snooze and listen to Bob & Tom for a while after that. A long while.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on January 12, 2006, 01:12:50 PM
Quote from: "MissKitty"
Alarm set for 5:55 a.m., but I usually wake up before it sounds.


Based on your sig, I thought you got up not because of you woke up, but because Sir Nick decided it was time for him to be fed.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: The Hegemo on January 12, 2006, 02:09:58 PM
I try to get into work around 8:30-8:45. I try to get up around 7, but with the sun coming up so blasted late, I've been sleeping 'til 7:30 most days.

I've never used an alarm clock. I just keep the radio on all night. I guess that's weird.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: scurvygirl on January 12, 2006, 03:33:06 PM
Alarm is set for something weird like 6:37 am, but I typically get up much later than that.  Because I'm lazy.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: c-lando on January 12, 2006, 03:36:01 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
My favorite, favorite, favorite pizza is sausage pizza from Millilo's.

I guess that means sausage is my favorite pizza topping.


Dude! You know Milillo's? That place has the best pizza. Mmmmmmm. And their sausage is so good. It's such a finely ground sausage. Mmmmm.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Atzend on January 12, 2006, 03:50:03 PM
11:00am at the latest
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 12, 2006, 04:06:38 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
Who in world decided that the standardized snooze button timing should be 9 minutes?

Mine is 7.

I get up when I get sick of Juliana telling me to and decide to stop putting her through the hassle of yelling for me every few minutes.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on January 12, 2006, 04:19:35 PM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
Mine is 7.


Seven!?  That's outrageous.  I think the minimum should be ten, and fifteen would be optimal.  Come to think of it, shouldn't the snooze button be customizable?  We can put a man on the fucking moon, and we can split the atom, but we can't make an alarm clock that will snooze for a variable amount of time?
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Mr Pink on January 12, 2006, 07:04:22 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

When do you wake up on a normal weekday?


I don't need to be up until 2pm most days, so my alarm is set for 1pm so I can hit the snooze a few times.

However, for the last few months, it doesn't seem to matter what time I go to bed - I'll wake up at 10am. Then I'll just lay around wondering why the hell I'm awake.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: snakelady on January 12, 2006, 10:29:34 PM
Alarm goes off at 5:20 - if I'm walking the dog I get up by 5:30.  Thanks to the smashed up ankle I've been sleeping in until about 5:50.


Yes, that's a.m.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Lisa on January 12, 2006, 11:57:37 PM
normally around 7 ..but because it's summer holidays whenever we want..this morning it was 8.45am..that's a huge sleep in for me... i don't want school to go back
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: eyeball on January 13, 2006, 07:53:13 AM
I call all the "sleep" right after the baby, naps.  hehe.

anyway...when I went back to work after 6 weeks after having jordan I had switched shifts back to first...ugh.  I had to set the alarm for 4 so I could pump for jordan, feed him, shower and all that shit to be at work by 6.  once we decided david could stay home instead of working...I said fuck that and now am back to a  much more loved 10 am -6pm shift.  so I get up bu nine...no alarm usually needed. :)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 13, 2006, 08:56:57 AM
QOTD

When fixing a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, what type of peanut butter and jelly do you use?



I'm a fan of smooth peanut butter and grape jelly.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on January 13, 2006, 08:59:44 AM
My favorite is chunky but we never buy it.

I also like grape jelly.

Here's a fun fact: I never had pb&j as a child. The 1st time I had it was when I was in college. We always had pb & honey or pb & banana when I was growing up.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on January 13, 2006, 09:03:14 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
I'm a fan of smooth peanut butter and grape jelly.


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Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 13, 2006, 09:27:35 AM
Creamy Jif peanut butter and almost any kind of berry jelly.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on January 13, 2006, 09:40:30 AM
Crunchy PB and grape J.

I have both in the fridge here at work right now, in addition to two slices of bread.  Maybe I'll have that for lunch today.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on January 13, 2006, 10:07:46 AM
I haven't had a pb&j sammich in a long time, but this QOTD has me jonsin' for a crunchy peanut butter (Jif) and grape jelly sammich.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Megs79 on January 13, 2006, 10:17:45 AM
I like pb & banana or pb & fluff.  I don't care for pb&j anymore, ever since it was the last thing I ate before I came down with a brutal stomach flu when I was a camp counselor 7 years ago.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on January 13, 2006, 10:28:35 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
I'm a fan of smooth peanut butter and grape jelly.

It's been years since I had one, but this is what I'd usually eat when I did eat them.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 13, 2006, 11:03:06 AM
Smooth peanut butter and grape jelly, if I have potato chips within reach those get tossed on too.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: trixi on January 13, 2006, 11:56:06 AM
Jif Creamy PB and grape Jam (not jelly)  

I might have to have one for dinner now.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on January 13, 2006, 12:13:06 PM
Yesterday:  now that I'm working 7:30-4, I get up at 6.  When I was working 9:30-6, I got up at 8.

PB&J: I like reduced fat smooth PB with strawberry or cherry jelly.  I HATE grape jelly.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Juliana on January 13, 2006, 12:14:04 PM
Jif Smooth
Welch's Grape Jelly (Raspberry on occasion if available)
Wheat bread (white isn't bad though)

I *HAVE* to have chips to eat it with.  Not on the sandwich, but with it.  i like chips with most sandwiches though.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: scurvygirl on January 13, 2006, 12:14:45 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD
When fixing a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, what type of peanut butter and jelly do you use?


Smooth PB (Peter Pan > Jif or anything else) and I HATE all things grape (except sometimes actual grapes) so I go with blackberry (or sometimes raspberry or black raspberry).
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on January 13, 2006, 12:33:35 PM
I prefer the crunchy PB with a strawberry spread.  Make sure you line both slices of bread with the PB to prevent the one side from becoming soggy later on.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: kcneon on January 13, 2006, 12:58:50 PM
Smooth PB with strawberry or grape jam...mmmm, mmmm.

And once in awhile a toasted PBJ is good with an extra amount of PB so it gets all gooey!
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Juliana on January 13, 2006, 02:04:00 PM
Peanut Butter on wheat toast is the BEST.
Seriously.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: trixi on January 13, 2006, 02:07:21 PM
Quote from: "kcneon"

And once in awhile a toasted PBJ is good with an extra amount of PB so it gets all gooey!


Here Here!
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on January 13, 2006, 02:45:08 PM
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
Smooth PB (Peter Pan > Jif or anything else) and I HATE all things grape (except sometimes actual grapes) so I go with blackberry (or sometimes raspberry or black raspberry).


I was expecting your answer to have mustard in it somewhere.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: scurvygirl on January 13, 2006, 04:27:09 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
Smooth PB (Peter Pan > Jif or anything else) and I HATE all things grape (except sometimes actual grapes) so I go with blackberry (or sometimes raspberry or black raspberry).


I was expecting your answer to have mustard in it somewhere.


Definitely not.  Even I'm grossed out by that.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Buzzstein on January 13, 2006, 04:33:18 PM
doesn't matter to me
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Mr Pink on January 13, 2006, 10:44:32 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

When fixing a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, what type of peanut butter and jelly do you use?


I usually forego the jelly and just have peanut butter.

Creamy peanut butter, not the chunky stuff.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 16, 2006, 11:12:44 AM
QOTD

Would you rather cook a meal or clean up afterwards?



I'd gladly do the dishes if there was someone else who cooked.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: scurvygirl on January 16, 2006, 11:15:04 AM
Cook.  I HATE cleaning with a fiery passion.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on January 16, 2006, 11:21:20 AM
Definitely cook.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 16, 2006, 11:26:14 AM
Clean up fer sure!
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Atzend on January 16, 2006, 11:40:29 AM
Cleaning
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on January 16, 2006, 12:03:45 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
Definitely cook.


Cook.  What a bad match we make at times.   ;)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on January 16, 2006, 12:09:01 PM
Cook.

I don't cook all that often because I hate cleaning up.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 16, 2006, 12:20:44 PM
I'd much rather do the dishes and clean up than cook.  Cooking is too tedious and I tend to fuck it up.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on January 16, 2006, 12:23:08 PM
Cook.

I usually clean up as I go, so there isn't much to clean up afterwards except our dinnerware, which goes into the dishwasher.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Juliana on January 16, 2006, 12:35:01 PM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
I'd much rather do the dishes and clean up than cook.  Cooking is too tedious and I tend to fuck it up.


I'd rather cook any day.  I hate doing dishes.

Hooray!!
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on January 16, 2006, 12:42:59 PM
I'd rather have a dishwasher, but since I don't...

If I have something in mind that I particularly want to make, then I'd rather cook.  If I don't have any bright ideas, then I'd rather clean up.  It's a toss up, I suppose.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on January 16, 2006, 12:44:15 PM
Cook.

I've been cooking alot for my new person.  In passing one day, I mentioned that when I was a kid, mom cooked and we did the dishes.  But if we cooked, then mom did the dishes.  Whoever cooked, didn't have to do dishes.

Ever since I said that, he does the dishes.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 16, 2006, 12:49:27 PM
Cook, but I have to clean up after too because it's a battle getting the hubby to do the dishes (he gets the diapers instead heh heh).
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: berzerker on January 16, 2006, 02:04:54 PM
I'd rather have a cook, and a dishwasher...

But having neither, I'd prefer to cook.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on January 16, 2006, 02:33:29 PM
I like to cook.

I hate to clean.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Rafe on January 16, 2006, 02:56:47 PM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
I like to cook.

I hate to clean.

That's exactly how I feel. In reality, when I cook I tend to clean as I go, just like Miss Kitty. It makes the post-meal chores that bit easier and quicker.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 16, 2006, 03:27:30 PM
Quote from: "Juliana"
I hate doing dishes.

You don't say?
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: kcneon on January 16, 2006, 03:54:27 PM
Would much rather cook!
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Mr Pink on January 16, 2006, 04:06:47 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Would you rather cook a meal or clean up afterwards?


Total coin flip for me.

I cook poorly, but have no problem doing it.

I don't like cleaning up, but can do so quickly.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on January 16, 2006, 08:08:49 PM
Cook.  As per our arrangement, I do ALL cooking, and Brian does ALL kitchen cleaning.  Sometimes I will load or unload the dishwasher, but that's IT as far as cleaning and I are concerned.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: snakelady on January 16, 2006, 08:09:11 PM
Quote from: "Detta"

I've been cooking alot for my new person.  In passing one day, I mentioned that when I was a kid, mom cooked and we did the dishes.  But if we cooked, then mom did the dishes.  Whoever cooked, didn't have to do dishes.

Ever since I said that, he does the dishes.


Sounds like a keeper.


I'd rather cook.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: trixi on January 16, 2006, 10:47:27 PM
I'd much prefer to cook.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 17, 2006, 08:57:04 AM
QOTD

What's your favorite genre of book to read?



I'm all about the fiction - especially mysteries and those set in NC.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on January 17, 2006, 09:19:54 AM
Non-fiction, especially history and biographies.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 17, 2006, 09:28:23 AM
Science fiction, fantasy, mysteries, and some non-fiction.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 17, 2006, 10:08:29 AM
Biographies (political, arts-related)
Mysteries (e.g., James Ellroy, James Lee Burke, John Sanford, Elizabeth George)
Pop Culture (e.g., England's Dreaming and Easy Riders, Raging Bulls)
"Quirky" Fiction (e.g., John Fante, John O'Hara, Nick Hornby, Andrew McGahan, Dave Eggers)
Classics (e.g., Wilkie Collins, James Baldwin, Eudora Welty, Flannery O'Connor)
Historical Nonfiction (especially Lincoln and anything I can get my hands on regarding the I.R.A./Troubles)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on January 17, 2006, 10:08:44 AM
Non-fiction, especially history.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on January 17, 2006, 10:13:18 AM
Non-fiction (history, health books, and parenting books), fantasy, and short stories (like David Sedaris books).
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on January 17, 2006, 10:14:02 AM
Say it with me now, everybody...

SPORTS!

(especially books that put their subject in a historical context)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on January 17, 2006, 10:20:42 AM
I like reading scientific handbooks, poring over each column inch of scientific data in a careful yet loving manner.

Also, I like reading historical fiction that re-creates a time in our history using a different set of facts, as long as that time in our history happened within the past 3 months.  It's a very niche genre.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on January 17, 2006, 10:31:12 AM
I don't really choose based on genre, but I tend to gravitate toward Sci-Fi when in the bookstore.  I then usually end up picking something out of the "Literature" section.  

As a rule, I try to read things that I feel like I should read.  If I see something elsewhere the references a particular book with the context that I should know that book, I try to read the next time I get a chance.  As such, I "should have read" that book already.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on January 17, 2006, 10:47:22 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
Also, I like reading historical fiction that re-creates a time in our history using a different set of facts, as long as that time in our history happened within the past 3 months.  It's a very niche genre.

But at least there's always new books coming out fairly quickly.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on January 17, 2006, 11:24:04 AM
I can't read.  :-(
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: trixi on January 17, 2006, 11:58:46 AM
Fiction (adult and teen)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 17, 2006, 12:05:55 PM
Quote from: "Detta"
I can't read.  :-(

Your writing is outstanding for someone who cannot read.

Oh, and my favorite genre hands down is mystery.  I enjoy a scientific thriller as well, in the vein of Crichton's stuff (except these last few books, blech).
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on January 17, 2006, 12:26:06 PM
YA fiction
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Megs79 on January 17, 2006, 12:38:23 PM
I like fiction.  If it's funny, bonus.

Yesterday: I'd rather cook.  We have a good division of labor at my house- I cook, the bf does the dishes.  Now if I could only get him to wipe the counters and stove top when he's finished....
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 17, 2006, 12:52:39 PM
Quote from: "trixi"
Fiction (adult and teen)


And porn cookbooks   [-X
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: scurvygirl on January 17, 2006, 05:07:22 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD
What's your favorite genre of book to read?


I really don't know.  I'm primarily a fiction reader.  I don't know that I stick to any specific genre.  I'll read a mystery here, a sci-fi/fantasy book there.  Sometimes I go for the popular book list ones, just to see what the hype is about.  But I'm not really stuck on any one type of book.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Mr Pink on January 17, 2006, 05:43:17 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What's your favorite genre of book to read?


Usually fiction. (Crime fiction, science fiction, historical fiction)

I read a lot of music biographies/autobiographies as well.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 18, 2006, 08:47:11 AM
QOTD

Do you wear glasses, contacts, or have no need for vision correction?



I've been a glasses wearer since I was 10 and made the switch to contacts at 13. I wear my contacts about 95% of the time.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Megs79 on January 18, 2006, 09:08:27 AM
No, I have 20/20 vision.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: The Hegemo on January 18, 2006, 09:12:42 AM
Glasses since I was 19. I'm too squeamish about anything touching my eyes to wear contacts.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on January 18, 2006, 09:23:28 AM
Quote from: "The Hegemo"
Glasses since I was 8. I'm too squeamish about anything touching my eyes to wear contacts or have Lasik surgery, plus it's too expensive.


Fixed that for me.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on January 18, 2006, 09:25:57 AM
I got glasses at age 10. I wore contacts in high school and most of college but had to stop because I was getting scratches on my retina because of them. I would love Lasik but it's too expensive.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 18, 2006, 09:31:54 AM
I need glasses, I'll be getting them when the refund comes in. My husband had glasses most of his life, then he had lasik done--it was one of the best things he's ever done for himself (especially given his profession).
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: berzerker on January 18, 2006, 09:53:49 AM
Yesterday: Fiction, whether it be sci-fi, mystery, crime, what have you. I also think of a book that "I should have read" (most recently - High Fidelity) Seeing the trailer for "A Scanner Darkly" reminded me that I need to probably read that, too.

Today: I wear contacts, and glasses when I don't have contacts in. Which is rarely. AHd contacts since I was about 18, and glasses for a couple years before that.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on January 18, 2006, 10:06:36 AM
I've worn glasses since I was 5.  I guess that's when they figured out I couldn't see anything.  I have 20/200 in one eye and 20/280 in the other.  I wear contacts when I go out, but glasses on regular work days.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on January 18, 2006, 10:08:56 AM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
Quote from: "Detta"
I can't read.  :-(

Your writing is outstanding for someone who cannot read.


I wish I knew what that said.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: scurvygirl on January 18, 2006, 10:25:06 AM
I've had glasses since I was 13.  I got contacts back in 2004.  I like 'em.  I need to get more though because I ran out months ago.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on January 18, 2006, 10:30:17 AM
I wear glasses.  I used to wear contacts all the time, but then my astigmatism got so bad that I could no longer wear soft contacts.  I tried hard contacts, but if you've never put hard contacts in and want to know what it feels like, take a handful of sand, and rub it in your eyes.  So I pretty much wear glasses all the time.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on January 18, 2006, 10:41:20 AM
Yeah, my first contacts were the hard ones.  Holy crap they hurt.  What's the point of that?
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on January 18, 2006, 10:52:41 AM
I'm a contacts person.  I got glasses in 8th grade, contacts in 9th.  There was about 3 or 4 years there where I didn't even have glasses....I was taking the risk that if I lost a contact and wasn't near my supply then I would just be blind.  I now have my backup glasses, but I wear the contacts about 98% of the time.

Soft contacts are the bestest.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 18, 2006, 11:14:00 AM
Glasses. After a particularly disasterous attempt by my eye doctor to do a glaucoma test, he rendered me a horrible candidate for contact lenses.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on January 18, 2006, 11:38:48 AM
Contacts.  My vision is currently worse than 20/200 in both eyes.  I wore glasses from the time I was 7 until I was 13, and since then it's been contacts - gas permeable, to pe precise.  I only wear my glasses right before bed.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on January 18, 2006, 11:46:06 AM
I usually wear glasses, although I am trying to get back into the habit of wearing contacts again.

I have only needed glasses for the past few years--I guess my eyesight is deteriorating with age.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on January 18, 2006, 12:09:09 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
Glasses since I was 7. Contacts since I was 13. I'm too squeamish about lasers touching my eyes to have Lasik surgery, plus it's too expensive.


Fixed that for me.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: trixi on January 18, 2006, 01:59:08 PM
Got glasses when I was 19 for seeing in class.  Then needed to get contacts when I was 23-24.  Wear them most of time...glasses when I'm really tired or lazy
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Buzzstein on January 18, 2006, 02:14:33 PM
yesterday: science-fiction
today: glasses
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Atzend on January 18, 2006, 02:57:05 PM
I've had glasses since I was 9.   Used to wear contacts almost always from 15-20, but after having some bad experiences with Blepharitis and Chalazions, I've stuck to glasses ever since.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 18, 2006, 03:37:40 PM
Glasses since fourth grade.  I've had a contacts on a couple of occassions, I would call neither of these a good experience.

I'm a little scared of the laser surgery which works out just fine because I can't afford it anyway.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 19, 2006, 08:54:40 AM
QOTD

Do you have a television guilty pleasure?



I admit that I watch One Tree Hill. I claim it's because it's filmed in Wilmington, but that's just an excuse.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on January 19, 2006, 09:00:43 AM
Dream Team...a wonderfully trashy "soccer soap opera" of sorts with lots of scantily clad women. It's originally screened on Sky in the UK, so there you go. You can catch it on Fox Soccer Channel here in the States.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 19, 2006, 09:10:29 AM
Maury Povich, but only the paternity- and lie-detector test shows. I have my standards.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on January 19, 2006, 09:18:00 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Do you have a television guilty pleasure?


I'm going to go with Awards shows.  I can't think of anything else I typically watch that is more scorned than that.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 19, 2006, 09:33:37 AM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
Maury Povich, but only the paternity- and lie-detector test shows. I have my standards.


But those kinds of shows are all he ever does anymore.

For me, cops is my guilty pleasure, oh and maximum exposure.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on January 19, 2006, 09:46:02 AM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
For me, cops is my guilty pleasure, oh and maximum exposure.

You and my dad would get along famously.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on January 19, 2006, 09:47:05 AM
I'm going with Oprah. I rarely watch her show but I do seek out her parenting advice shows.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on January 19, 2006, 09:56:10 AM
I rarely watch TV.  Pretty much just nascar when it's on, and college basketball.  But I don't feel guilty about either one.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 19, 2006, 10:03:39 AM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
Maury Povich, but only the paternity- and lie-detector test shows. I have my standards.


But those kinds of shows are all he ever does anymore.


Nah, he also does the "Is It a Man or a Woman," "Outrageous Acts Caught on Tape," "Amazing Animals," and "America's Most Talented Kids" episodes. I'm old school paternity/infidelity, though.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on January 19, 2006, 10:07:17 AM
Well.....American Idol is back on, so I guess that would be mine.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: jspaceman on January 19, 2006, 10:10:04 AM
Um... I've had tons of them.  Most recently America's Next Top Model.

Before that- Melrose Place, 90210, Felicity, Roswell, Popular, Gilmore Girls, and uh... Regis and Kelly.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: c-lando on January 19, 2006, 10:19:32 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Dream Team...a wonderfully trashy "soccer soap opera" of sorts with lots of scantily clad women. It's originally screened on Sky in the UK, so there you go. You can catch it on Fox Soccer Channel here in the States.


I would have to agree with you here. It's especially guilty for a dude, I think, because it is SOOOOOOOOO TRASHY and SOAP-ISH. But, Damn...it's so good. Plus, the T & A is beyond amazing...so, dudes can get away with watching it. :)

Jonathan, I have a friend who looks JUST LIKE Monday. It drives me crazy. And how trashy is Tash? Man, I hate her and her uber-lined lips. Gah! :)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on January 19, 2006, 10:37:02 AM
Quote from: "Detta"
I rarely watch TV.


I'm surprised, I would think an illiterate would be in front of the TV 24/7.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: jspaceman on January 19, 2006, 10:38:21 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
Quote from: "Detta"
I rarely watch TV.


I'm surprised, I would think an illiterate would be in front of the TV 24/7.

Uh... why's she illiterate again?  :-k

(ooops, nvrmnd- I just caught that earlier post.  Thought at first maybe you were knocking on the Detta one.  #-o
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on January 19, 2006, 10:46:14 AM
Quote from: "c-lando"
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Dream Team...a wonderfully trashy "soccer soap opera" of sorts with lots of scantily clad women. It's originally screened on Sky in the UK, so there you go. You can catch it on Fox Soccer Channel here in the States.


I would have to agree with you here. It's especially guilty for a dude, I think, because it is SOOOOOOOOO TRASHY and SOAP-ISH. But, Damn...it's so good. Plus, the T & A is beyond amazing...so, dudes can get away with watching it. :)

Jonathan, I have a friend who looks JUST LIKE Monday. It drives me crazy. And how trashy is Tash? Man, I hate her and her uber-lined lips. Gah! :)


It's scary that Tash is almost becoming the moral center of the show, isn't it?

I kinda feel sorry for her. Her husband is about as dim as they come, and her father is a complete scumbag (then again, he is a sports agent).
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Atzend on January 19, 2006, 11:11:57 AM
MTV's Next.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Buzzstein on January 19, 2006, 11:35:39 AM
Quote from: "jspaceman"
Um... I've had tons of them.  Most recently America's Next Top Model.

Before that- Melrose Place, 90210, Felicity, Roswell, Popular, Gilmore Girls, and uh... Regis and Kelly.


No comment.  Just quoting for emphasis.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on January 19, 2006, 12:04:09 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
Quote from: "Detta"
I rarely watch TV.


I'm surprised, I would think an illiterate would be in front of the TV 24/7.

Nah, I spend my free down time staring at pretty pictures on the internet and losing at online poker.  I would be alot better at it if I knew how to count.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: scurvygirl on January 19, 2006, 12:07:44 PM
Um, several of JSpace's are on my list of stuff I watch(ed) and I don't think they're guilty pleasures.  Least of all Felicity and Roswell, although Roswell sucked ass after they killed Alex off.  Bastids!  He was my favorite.  Oh, and I like Gilmore Girls, too.  They lost me during last year's season, but now I'm watching again and it's all right.

I'm a Buffy/Angel junkie from way back, but I don't feel guilty about that.  The Whedonverse frickin' OWNS.

Okay, I guess this one works: back when I had cable I used to like to watch those Road Rules/ Real World Challenges and marvel at the downright stupidity of those people.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Juliana on January 19, 2006, 12:11:37 PM
I can't think of any.  
I don't feel guilty about watching any of it.  Even Gillmore Girls.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: kcneon on January 19, 2006, 12:24:19 PM
I seem to watch less TV each year, but AI is still a guilty pleasure.  Not that I have to tape the show if I'm not around, but I'm still curious to see who's going to make an *** out of themselves.   ;)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on January 19, 2006, 12:35:23 PM
Yeah, you know, I don't feel guilty about watching TV at all.  I enjoy it, and Tivo rocks.  What really annoys me are people who say, "Ohhh, I don't even HAVE a TV.  I NEVER watch TV."  Congratulations on your moral superiority.

But if I had to name one kind of throwaway show I watch, it would probably be Project Runway.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on January 19, 2006, 12:46:39 PM
MTV's Next, UPN's Cheaters, and TLC's What Not to Wear.

Oh, and the occasional Dukes of Hazzard rerun.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 19, 2006, 01:07:02 PM
Quote from: "redbobsled"
But if I had to name one kind of throwaway show I watch, it would probably be Project Runway.


Ooooo, I loooooves me some Project Runway! And I'm not the least built guilt-ridden about it b/c the contestants are actually doing something. I'm convinced they're only keeping Santino on the show because (from a network perspective) he's "good TV." Personally, I want to beat the living snot out of him. You just KNOW the man stinks to high heaven, too.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 19, 2006, 01:11:28 PM
I'm a sucker for those clips shows of outrageous sporting accidents.  Also those police chase caught on tape type shows.  But I only watch them if I happen to be flipping through and catch one.

Oh and Surreal Life, man is that a train wreck... I can't believe we watched any of that.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on January 19, 2006, 01:11:30 PM
Quote from: "c-lando"
Jonathan, I have a friend who looks JUST LIKE Monday. It drives me crazy.

Does he have a fake Nigerian accent, too? ;)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: trixi on January 19, 2006, 01:20:01 PM
My only guilty pleasure was My Fair Brady...which I was forced to watch and then got sucked into it.  So much so that I was almost late to a concert!!!   ](*,)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 19, 2006, 01:36:02 PM
Quote from: "trixi"
My only guilty pleasure was My Fair Brady...which I was forced to watch and then got sucked into it.  So much so that I was almost late to a concert!!!   ](*,)


Yeah, that gun was really pointed at your head, wasn't it. Lies make the Baby Jesus cry.  [-X
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on January 19, 2006, 02:16:05 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
Quote from: "redbobsled"
But if I had to name one kind of throwaway show I watch, it would probably be Project Runway.


Ooooo, I loooooves me some Project Runway! And I'm not the least built guilt-ridden about it b/c the contestants are actually doing something. I'm convinced they're only keeping Santino on the show because (from a network perspective) he's "good TV." Personally, I want to beat the living snot out of him. You just KNOW the man stinks to high heaven, too.


Oh my god, yes.  I KNEW he wasn't going to get kicked off last night because Heidi came right out and said she was ready to say goodbye to him.  They NEVER edit a reality show where you know the outcome before it happens - but of course, because it's so obvious, you actually DO know the outcome because it's the opposite of what has been portrayed, but ANYWAY.

I HATE Santino.  His decision to wear stiletto heels was just so EW.  Not that I have a problem with men wearing heels if they want - just HIM wearing heels.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 19, 2006, 02:29:01 PM
Quote from: "redbobsled"
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
Ooooo, I loooooves me some Project Runway! [...] I'm convinced they're only keeping Santino on the show because (from a network perspective) he's "good TV." Personally, I want to beat the living snot out of him. You just KNOW the man stinks to high heaven, too.


[...] I KNEW he wasn't going to get kicked off last night because Heidi came right out and said she was ready to say goodbye to him.


Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!

Quote from: "redbobsled"
I HATE Santino. His decision to wear stiletto heels was just so EW. Not that I have a problem with men wearing heels if they want - just HIM wearing heels.


Give me androgyny and men any day of the week; unfortunately, Santino falls into neither category.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: The Hegemo on January 19, 2006, 02:42:12 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Dream Team...a wonderfully trashy "soccer soap opera" of sorts with lots of scantily clad women. It's originally screened on Sky in the UK, so there you go. You can catch it on Fox Soccer Channel here in the States.


I loves me some Dream Team, but it hardly rates as my guilty pleasure...at least not next to Wife Swap, Trading Spouses, and Nanny 911  8-[
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on January 19, 2006, 03:06:43 PM
Quote from: "Detta"
I rarely watch TV.  Pretty much just sports when they're on, and the Simpsons and Family Guy.  But I don't feel guilty about any of those.

Fixed for my response.  I've watched a few episodes of Law and Order recently (b/c TNT airs it 24/7), so if pressed for an answer I guess that's it.

But RBS...I don't 'not watch TV' for moral supriority.  I just have other things that occupy my time that I find more interesting.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Atzend on January 19, 2006, 03:28:05 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
But RBS...I don't 'not watch TV' for moral supriority.  I just have other things that occupy my time that I find more interesting.


Elitist!  :P

What if you watch TV for moral superiority?  That's why I watch Next, Cheaters, and Springer.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on January 19, 2006, 03:59:14 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
Quote from: "Detta"
I rarely watch TV.  Pretty much just sports when they're on, and the Simpsons and Family Guy.  But I don't feel guilty about any of those.

Fixed for my response.

Actually, you're absolutely right for me too.  Thanks for fixing that for me.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on January 19, 2006, 04:00:28 PM
Other than the NASCAR, I'd say we're soul mates.
;)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on January 19, 2006, 06:56:16 PM
Quote from: "Dan"


But RBS...I don't 'not watch TV' for moral supriority.  I just have other things that occupy my time that I find more interesting.


My problem is with people who make a big deal out of not owning a TV, or feel the need to tell everyone they don't have cable/satellite or enjoy loudly proclaiming a total lack of pop cultural/tv-related knowledge.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on January 19, 2006, 09:13:51 PM
Quote from: "redbobsled"
My problem is with people who make a big deal out of not owning a TV, or feel the need to tell everyone they don't have cable/satellite or enjoy loudly proclaiming a total lack of pop cultural/tv-related knowledge.

I know someone like that. She's as annoying as fuck.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: vizzah on January 19, 2006, 10:55:33 PM
i'm currently not guilty of watching any trashy teevee.  however, the fella is paying for us to get digital cable soon, so all that will change.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Mr Pink on January 19, 2006, 11:30:19 PM
Yesterday:

Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Do you wear glasses, contacts, or have no need for vision correction?


I've needed vision correction since I was 9 years old.

I've worn glasses for the better part of that time, but I wore contacts for 6-8 years in high school and college.

I haven't worn contacts for about 7 years. Not because I didn't want to, but because I didn't have a vision plan in my health care coverage until last year. I might get some contacts this year.

Today:


Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Do you have a television guilty pleasure?



Pro wrestling. Although, I never really feel guilty about watching it  ;)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on January 20, 2006, 12:05:02 AM
Quote from: "redbobsled"
My problem is with people who make a big deal out of not owning a TV, or feel the need to tell everyone they don't have cable/satellite or enjoy loudly proclaiming a total lack of pop cultural/tv-related knowledge.

Sounds good.  I guess it's a sensitive subject with me b/c my g/f says that I instantly say to people that I don't watch TV when they start a sentence with "did you see the commercial that..." or "have you seen X show?"

I don't try to be obvious about it unless someone asks me a direct question.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Juliana on January 20, 2006, 08:26:46 AM
I lied about guilty pleasures.
I do watch Days of Our Lives once in a while.  For some reason, I've watched it, in part, a couple of nights this week.  It's amazing how fast you can catch up after MONTHS of not watching at all.  I'd probably watch General Hospital once every few months too if it were on at a better time on Soap Net.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 20, 2006, 08:38:47 AM
QOTD

What toothpaste do you use?



I'm always a Crest user. Currently it's the Tarter control gel variety.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on January 20, 2006, 08:49:03 AM
I get whatever Walgreens is giving away.

Right now I have Colgate, Luminous, Paradise Fresh.  I like it.  I've been told it tastes very good...even the morning after!
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on January 20, 2006, 09:04:25 AM
The Mrs. and I used to be faithful coupon clippers (well, she did all that, I just drove).  So, when Meijer had super double coupons, we'd take our $1 off Colgate coupon and turn it into $2, so we'd come home with 4 tubes of toothpaste that each cost something like 19 cents.  Right now, we still have 4 tubes of random toothpaste and are currently working our way through some orange concoction from Aquafresh that tastes like a sprig of mint was set on fire.

Normally, The Mrs. likes Close-Up though, and I prefer some kind of mint gel, brand is unimportant.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on January 20, 2006, 09:05:09 AM
Quote from: "Detta"
I've been told it tastes very good...even the morning after!


Where's that out of context thread when you need it....
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Megs79 on January 20, 2006, 09:05:37 AM
Quote from: "Juliana"
I can't think of any.  
I don't feel guilty about watching any of it.  Even One Tree Hill.


Fixed that for me.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Megs79 on January 20, 2006, 09:07:13 AM
I use crest too.  I used to use Tom's of Maine, but then it got too hard to find anything but the ass tasting peppermint flavor, so I gave in to the bf's complaints.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on January 20, 2006, 09:49:28 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
Right now, we still have 4 tubes of random toothpaste and are currently working our way through some orange concoction from Aquafresh that tastes like a sprig of mint was set on fire.


That would be Aquafresh EXTREME[/b] Clean.   I actually like it.  It has a hint of Listerine-iness to it.  It makes my teeth feel extra clean.  

I also enjoy the occasional tube of Close Up, because it's cinnamon, and you can't go wrong there.  But not every place sells it, hence my current Aquafresh usage.  

And speaking of hard to find yet awesome toothpastes, Gleem is pretty good, too.  It tastes like a spearmint plant and a peppermint plant are making love in your mouth.  Sweet, sweet love.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 20, 2006, 10:26:32 AM
Right now it's whatever kind of Crest they were selling at Sam's the last time we bought toothpaste. We're also trying the crest vivid white night in moonlight mint, it's tastes good and makes my mouth feel clean--and I don't have that fuzzy feeling on my teeth in the morning.

Gleem reminds me of the times we'd spend the night at grandmas' (she always used gleem).
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on January 20, 2006, 10:44:48 AM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
Gleem reminds me of the times we'd spend the night at grandmas' (she always used gleem).


Speaking of Granny toothpastes, can I get a shout-out for Pepsodent?

Myself, I use that vanilla mint Crest stuff. I bought it on a whim about a year ago because I'm a sucker for anything vanilla and have been buying it ever since. Cincinnatians are only supposed to buy Crest, right? ;)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Atzend on January 20, 2006, 10:48:08 AM
Colgate sensitive or any other sensitive toothpastes.  I have to have my toothpaste mint flavored and prefer it in paste rather than gel form.  I also liked the Arm and Hammer baking soda and peroxide toothpaste.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: berzerker on January 20, 2006, 10:51:21 AM
I use what I have a coupon for. But, I lean towards Crest or Aquafresh, for whatever reason.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: berzerker on January 20, 2006, 10:53:14 AM
Quote from: "redbobsled"
Quote from: "Dan"


But RBS...I don't 'not watch TV' for moral supriority.  I just have other things that occupy my time that I find more interesting.


My problem is with people who make a big deal out of not owning a TV, or feel the need to tell everyone they don't have cable/satellite or enjoy loudly proclaiming a total lack of pop cultural/tv-related knowledge.

I really get irritated by people who say stuff like:
[elitist superiority] "I've never watched 'Road House.' I never will."[/elitist superiority]
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 20, 2006, 10:55:52 AM
Quote from: "Megs79"
I used to use Tom's of Maine, but then it got too hard to find anything but the ass tasting peppermint flavor, so I gave in to the bf's complaints.


Many years ago I ran out of toothpaste one morning and had to use some of my former roommate's fennel-flavored Tom's of Maine. FENNEL FLAVORED! Jesus, that was shit on a stick.

My toothpaste of choice is Sensodyne. It's just the way I roll.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on January 20, 2006, 11:06:46 AM
Colgate Sensitive for me. It's the only sensitive type toothpaste that seems to help me.

And I'm right there with the Butter's in the coupon clipping/super double coupon days. I have an arsenal of Colgate Sensitive under the sink that cost pennies. PENNIES!
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on January 20, 2006, 11:11:19 AM
Crest - and always the kind in the liquid-y squeeze bottles.  We vary the flavor.  Right now we have whitening with Scope, but I really like the cinnamon.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: kcneon on January 20, 2006, 11:15:18 AM
I was part of a bzz campaign for Mentadent this fall.  Since trying it I have converted over to their cool dispenser & favor the Replenishing White - feels like I've had my teeth cleaned by the dentist everyday...good stuff!
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Megs79 on January 20, 2006, 11:42:31 AM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"

Many years ago I ran out of toothpaste one morning and had to use some of my former roommate's fennel-flavored Tom's of Maine. FENNEL FLAVORED! Jesus, that was shit on a stick.


Yeah, that's just nasty.  They also make an unflouridated toothpaste, which I bought once by mistake.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on January 20, 2006, 11:50:09 AM
I have yet to hear a single positive comment about Tom's of Maine. Even the people who use the stuff seem to hate it.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on January 20, 2006, 11:55:45 AM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"


Many years ago I ran out of toothpaste one morning and had to use some of my former roommate's fennel-flavored Tom's of Maine. FENNEL FLAVORED! Jesus, that was shit on a stick.



Wow.  I've often thought, while brushing my teeth "You know what would make this better?  If the toothpaste tasted more like sausage."
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: c-lando on January 20, 2006, 12:20:33 PM
I'm using some kind of Sensitive Teeth toothpaste. I forget who makes it. Not Sensodyne. But, I LOVE the way it tastes. The most subtle hint of cinnamon. Mmmmmmmmm.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on January 20, 2006, 01:49:48 PM
*glances over shoulder to check*
Apparently, I use Crest.  I don't know the specifics, but its a gel of some sort.

I impulse buy when I'm shopping for toothpaste.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 20, 2006, 02:11:17 PM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
Quote from: "Butter"
Right now, we still have 4 tubes of random toothpaste and are currently working our way through some orange concoction from Aquafresh that tastes like a sprig of mint was set on fire.


That would be Aquafresh EXTREME[/b] Clean.   I actually like it.  It has a hint of Listerine-iness to it.  It makes my teeth feel extra clean.

That would be the Empowermint[/b] flavor.  I use the regular orange-y flavor and I like it a lot.  It's also very foamy.  I used the missus's Pepsodent the other day and it was like brushing with water in comparison.

I think I'll try the Empowermint next time I need toothpaste.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on January 20, 2006, 02:20:37 PM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
I use the regular orange-y flavor and I like it a lot.


We got the orange flavor one time, and it put me and The Mrs. off so much, we just chucked it after one use.  Hell, we got it for free anyway, so t'aint like it cost us nothin'.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Mr Pink on January 20, 2006, 06:03:07 PM
I've been using Crest Vivid White lately.

It's not too bad.

(http://www.crest.com/products/images/shotsH/VWI.jpg)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: snakelady on January 20, 2006, 08:06:40 PM
Minty sensitive paste -any kind.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: trixi on January 20, 2006, 08:27:59 PM
Crest Cool Mint Gel  (which is different than Fresh Mint Gel).
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 23, 2006, 09:04:30 AM
QOTD

Do you prefer waffles or pancakes and what kind other than plain?



I'll go with pancakes. They're particularly good with bananas, chocolate chips, and marshmallows - an invention from my camp counselor days.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on January 23, 2006, 09:14:07 AM
Chocolate chip pancakes are tasty.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on January 23, 2006, 09:17:08 AM
I like plain pancakes topped with 100% maple syrup.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 23, 2006, 09:25:13 AM
There's a very popular locally owned chain of breakfast/lunch restaurants here called The Waffle Shop. During event weekends like home football games, commencement, and the Arts Fest, you can't get near any of the four locations; other weekends, you may only have to wait an hour for a table. It's soooo worth it, though. Oddly enough, I never order waffles there, only pancakes (and the greek omelette). Their corn pancakes rock my world!

Yum yum!  :love10:
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 23, 2006, 09:44:17 AM
It depends on where we are eating, if it's ihop, the I get the chocolate chip pancakes (with the chocolate batter b/c I'm a chocoholic). But if it's waffle house, I'll get waffles. We don't hit waffle house that much anymore, so I'll have to go with pancakes.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on January 23, 2006, 09:51:35 AM
chocolate chip pancakes
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on January 23, 2006, 09:56:44 AM
Regular waffles.  With butter and syrup.


This question reminds me of a (true) story that I will convey to you using MS Paint.

(http://www.miniwaankerbot.com/images/drawings/mydrawings/ihop.jpg)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on January 23, 2006, 10:03:59 AM
If I'm making them myself, I always prefer waffles - topped with fake maple syrup (I hate real maple syrup - it tastes too tree-y) and honey.  In restaurants, I'll always go with pancakes.  One of my current favorite breakfast places makes pumpkin pancakes topped with whatever fruit is in season, which are AMAZING.  But, now that I'm doing the whole diet thing - no waffles or pancakes for me.  :(
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on January 23, 2006, 10:08:51 AM
Quote from: "Detta"
Regular waffles.  With butter and syrup.

This question reminds me of a (true) story that I will convey to you using MS Paint.


Ha!  Reminds me of the story of The Mrs.' stepfather, who once slathered his fries at a seafood house in cocktail sauce believing it to be ketchup.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on January 23, 2006, 10:29:49 AM
I haven't had a waffle in years that wasn't from some fancy buffet, so the answer must be pancakes.  I like blueberry, but am also attuned to getting the fancy-schmancy flavors as well.  Some butter, some syrup, but not too much of either.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on January 23, 2006, 10:35:16 AM
You all like the butter, don't you?

Oh yeah, you like it.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on January 23, 2006, 11:11:10 AM
I like waffles over pancakes. With syrup in every waffle hole.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: c-lando on January 23, 2006, 11:39:40 AM
either, just as long as they are dripping in a tart cherry sauce and whipped cream! mmmmmmm.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Atzend on January 23, 2006, 11:48:19 AM
I'd rather have waffles than pancakes, even though neither sounds very good usually.  I'd take french toast over the the other two any day.  Like yesterday.

Ate at The Breakfast Club Cafe in Dayton on Main Street Sunday morning.  It was very good.  The service was excellent and the extremely large omelets and other breakfast foods were delicious.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on January 23, 2006, 12:00:16 PM
Well yeah, if I knew that french toast was on the table...
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Megs79 on January 23, 2006, 12:47:03 PM
I don't like french toast.  I prefer waffles.  Belgian or malted, like the ones from my college dining hall.  Ice cream and chocolate syrup for a sundae are even better.  Pancakes are okay, but when it comes to breakfast food, I'm really more of a fried eggs and toast kind of girl.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: trixi on January 23, 2006, 09:21:22 PM
Pancakes...with butter.
Special pancakes would have to be chocolate chip
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 24, 2006, 09:00:14 AM
QOTD

You wish someone would invent something that did what?



I'd like something that puts away clean clothes.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: SFG on January 24, 2006, 09:17:27 AM
I want a teleporter.  Not The Fly kind, the Star Trek kind.

someone should invent that.  i'd give them a hug.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on January 24, 2006, 09:18:57 AM
A straw that's weighted on one end so that I can drink my soder without the damn thing floating up and falling out.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on January 24, 2006, 10:32:03 AM
Quote from: "sfg"
I want a teleporter.  Not The Fly kind, the Star Trek kind.

someone should invent that.  i'd give them a hug.

That's the answer I always give to the question: "If you could have one super power, what would it be?"   Hmmm...sounds like a QOTD question....


As for today, I'd sure like something that could transfer pain to someone else so that way I wouldn't have to describe it.  It'd be one of those things where when you go to the doctor you just hook them up and say, "It feels like this" and then doctor says, "oh, yes, I know that feeling."  It would make doctor visits so much easier.  

Plus, when I'm sore and whiny and want sympathy then I could just transfer the pain to whoever I'm whining to and they'd suddenly have so much more sympathy for me.  :)

I can totally see this invention being abused, which is both fun and terrible.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Megs79 on January 24, 2006, 10:36:41 AM
know exactly what I want to eat, and cook it for me.  Then clean up.  And put away the clean dishes when they're dry.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Sonic Boom on January 24, 2006, 11:07:19 AM
Quote from: "Dan"
and then doctor says, "oh, yes, I've had that burning sensation when I pee."  It would make doctor visits so much easier.  

Fixed that for ya.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 24, 2006, 11:10:06 AM
Something to organize and catalog our movie collection, then retrieve/replace any movie we request from the stacks.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on January 24, 2006, 11:11:53 AM
Cleaned.  I need one o' them robot maids like the Jetsons had.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on January 24, 2006, 11:36:17 AM
Quote from: "Dan"
Quote from: "sfg"
I want a teleporter.  Not The Fly kind, the Star Trek kind.

someone should invent that.  i'd give them a hug.

That's the answer I always give to the question: "If you could have one super power, what would it be?"   Hmmm...sounds like a QOTD question....

Jeez, and here I thought I was going to be original, and it's the first answer out of the box.

But yeah, I hate travelling. I love to go to different places, I just hate the process. So that's always been the invention for me.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Rafe on January 24, 2006, 01:16:17 PM
If someone could invent world peace, a "cancellation of third world debt" machine, and a set of revolutionary tactics which would enable Hannover 96 to win the Bundesliga, i'd be delighted.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: trixi on January 24, 2006, 01:30:48 PM
I want a bullhorn/sign thing that is attached to my car.  Then when I'm yelling at idiots on the road, I can broadcast it with the bullhorn and flash things up on my sign  :bad-words:
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on January 24, 2006, 02:52:42 PM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
Something to organize and catalog our movie collection, then retrieve/replace any movie we request from the stacks.

I think that's already been invented.  It's in place at the Library of Congress.

Now all you have to do is move in there and you're all set.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 24, 2006, 05:38:25 PM
I'm with Ella -- something that folds and puts away clean clothes. No matter how many to-do lists I leave for my dog and cats every day, nothing's ever done when I get home from work.   :banghead:
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Mr Pink on January 24, 2006, 06:09:49 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Do you prefer waffles or pancakes and what kind other than plain?



Waffles. Topped with syrup. Nothing fancy.


Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

You wish someone would invent something that did what?


Did my job for me and allowed me to sleep all day and earn a paycheck.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 25, 2006, 08:47:37 AM
QOTD

What is your preferred weekly news magazine?



My family (parents, grandparents, sisters, me) have always been Time subscribers.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: SFG on January 25, 2006, 09:20:11 AM
I like the economist.  because i'm a douchebag.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on January 25, 2006, 09:21:47 AM
Quote from: "sfg"
I like the economist.  because i'm a douchebag.


I knew there was a reason I like you! The Economist is my favorite.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on January 25, 2006, 09:43:14 AM
I like The Nation.  Because I'm a god-hating, left wing, queer-hugging baby killer.  Oh, and I want the terrorists to win.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2006, 09:47:04 AM
I subscribe to Sports Illustrated.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on January 25, 2006, 09:51:09 AM
I'm impatient. Therefore, weekly news magazines don't help me any.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on January 25, 2006, 09:58:28 AM
I used to get Newsweek long, long ago.  But I don't read any weekly news mag on a regular basis.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Bronzetree on January 25, 2006, 11:40:55 AM
The internet.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 25, 2006, 11:59:27 AM
The mighty & incomparable BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/default.stm)

Plus "The Week" magazine.

Oh, and I feel somewhat obliged to read the "Cincinnati Enquirer".
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 25, 2006, 12:47:58 PM
The interweb, the US Patent & Trademark Office's gazette (every Tuesday), and the cincinnait enquirer every so often (the other company i work for was on the front page of the business section not long ago so we're mildly obligated to read it once a week-ish).
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on January 25, 2006, 12:50:47 PM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
I like The Nation.  Because I'm a god-hating, left wing, queer-hugging baby killer.  Oh, and I want the terrorists to win.


Heh, I have a subscription to The Nation.....because I am also a god-hating, left wing, queer-hugging baby killer. Go terrorists!
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: rva on January 25, 2006, 01:24:35 PM
Probably The Economist, but I let my subscription lapse.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Rafe on January 25, 2006, 01:42:54 PM
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
The mighty & incomparable BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/default.stm)

That, plus "Private Eye" and the Monthly edition of "Viz".
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on January 25, 2006, 01:45:07 PM
Quote from: "MissKitty"


Heh, I have a subscription to The Nation.....because I am also a god-hating, left wing, queer-hugging baby killer. Go terrorists!


And with that, MK and I are now on the list of people whose conversations the NSA listens in on.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 25, 2006, 02:01:05 PM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
Quote from: "MissKitty"


Heh, I have a subscription to The Nation...


And with that, MK and I are now on the list of people whose conversations the NSA listens in on.


Count me in. I'm also a Nation reader.   :usa
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 26, 2006, 08:04:54 AM
QOTD (from Dan)

If you could have one super power, what would it be?



The ability to instantly go from one location to another, regardless of distance.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on January 26, 2006, 08:06:34 AM
Mind reader.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on January 26, 2006, 09:02:11 AM
Shape-shifter.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 26, 2006, 10:06:35 AM
How about the power to kill a yak? From 200 yards away... with mind bullets!
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on January 26, 2006, 10:09:37 AM
What do you mean "If"?

My super powers are my smile and sense of humor.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Sonic Boom on January 26, 2006, 10:34:02 AM
Quote from: "Detta"

My super powers are my smile and sense of humor.

I can attest to that.  :lol
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on January 26, 2006, 11:08:06 AM
My super power would be the ability to deal with everything calmly and never lose my temper.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: SFG on January 26, 2006, 11:56:02 AM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
How about the power to kill a yak? From 200 yards away... with mind bullets!


that's telekinesis kyle.


well, that's my real superpower, which is my ability to make mind numbingly obvious comments.

that said, teleportation would be nice.  omnipotence wouldn't be bad either.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 26, 2006, 11:58:16 AM
Ability to fly
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on January 26, 2006, 12:46:30 PM
I guess I have to say the teleportation thing.  Except that I've thought about it a bit much, and there'd have to be rules on it.  Like, if it became obvious that I had this ability then everyone would be demanding my time no matter how far away they are.  My parents might want me over for dinner all the time, or the g/f might never come over to my place b/c the travel is so much easier for me.  So I suppose I'd have to keep it on the downlow.  And...how do I know I'm not going to teleport into a wall or in the middle of a canyon.  I figure there has to be some sort of qualifier like I have to have travelled to my destination using 'normal' terms first.  Thus, I can't teleport into the inside of every bank vault in the US.  And then...okay, I'll stop now.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 26, 2006, 12:59:15 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
I guess I have to say the teleportation thing.  Except that I've thought about it a bit much, and there'd have to be rules on it.  Like, if it became obvious that I had this ability then everyone would be demanding my time no matter how far away they are.  My parents might want me over for dinner all the time, or the g/f might never come over to my place b/c the travel is so much easier for me.  So I suppose I'd have to keep it on the downlow.  And...how do I know I'm not going to teleport into a wall or in the middle of a canyon.  I figure there has to be some sort of qualifier like I have to have travelled to my destination using 'normal' terms first.  Thus, I can't teleport into the inside of every bank vault in the US.  And then...okay, I'll stop now.


Telepathy, I'd stop people from overthinking things. Wait, I just have to become a 7th level thetan in scientology to do that...hrmmm...

I'll go with shape shifting.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on January 26, 2006, 01:28:12 PM
What Dan said. Except only the first sentence.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 26, 2006, 01:56:03 PM
Quote from: "sfg"
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
How about the power to kill a yak? From 200 yards away... with mind bullets!


that's telekinesis kyle.

How about the power... to move you?
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Buzzstein on January 26, 2006, 01:58:52 PM
Damn, I was going to complete the Tenacious D line... beat me to it!

Anyway, speaking of telekinesis, that's what I would want.  That would make things so much easier.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 27, 2006, 08:44:22 AM
QOTD

If you were in a cover band, whose music would you be covering?



(I'll have to get back to you on this one.)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on January 27, 2006, 09:01:10 AM
With the way I sing?

Yoko Ono.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on January 27, 2006, 09:35:41 AM
Hmm...let's see...

Blur, maybe? ;)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: SFG on January 27, 2006, 10:14:43 AM
This is hard.  i think i'd want to be an 80's movie montage music tribute band.  because i can't pick just one.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on January 27, 2006, 10:22:40 AM
I would totally cover 70's pop songs. I'm cheesy like that.  :lol
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: kcneon on January 27, 2006, 10:45:24 AM
I've dreamt of trapsing around the UK playing Jesus & Mary Chain-style music, but I don't think I'd want to cover them...so I would probably choose to cover The Charlatans.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on January 27, 2006, 11:12:34 AM
If musical ability were my super power (which now I have zero of it), I'd cover Tool.  But it would take a super power level of musical ability to do that acceptably.  If we couldn't do it very very well, I wouldn't do it at all.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 27, 2006, 11:31:29 AM
I dunno.  I always used to think if I had a bad I'd cover Badfinger's No Matter What and George Harrison's What is Love (saw Built to Spill do that once, it was awesome).

However what I really love is when people do completely out of context covers like Travis or Foutains of Wayne doing Hit me Baby One More Time.  We saw some guy recently do an acoustic cover of Whitney Houston's I Wanna Dance with Somebody and it was unreal how amazing it was.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on January 27, 2006, 11:37:28 AM
Good point!  I love Travis' version of Britney.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on January 27, 2006, 12:42:20 PM
Wow, that is a tough question.  Maybe Garbage so I could sing "Stupid Girl" or maybe No Doubt for "I'm Just A Girl."
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Atzend on January 27, 2006, 02:10:42 PM
Tom Jones and Barry Manilow's Copacabana
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 27, 2006, 02:12:37 PM
Cool question!

If I could only pick one band, I'd have to go with The Replacements. I have serious duet fantasies, though. Maybe this should be its own QOTD, but I would someday love to sing with the following duet partners:

1. Stumblin' In -- w/ Paul Westerberg
2. Don't Go Breakin' My Heart -- w/ Trent Reznor
3. Jackson -- w/ Greg Dulli
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Rafe on January 27, 2006, 03:23:07 PM
My old, rubbish band used to soundcheck with all kinds of hideous renditions of otherwise good songs. If I were in a band now, I think my voice would just about cope with Tom Waits, or that monotonal twat out of Swans.

My favourite existing cover is "Love is in The Air", by The Frank & Walters.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Mr Pink on January 27, 2006, 04:18:56 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

If you were in a cover band, whose music would you be covering?




Fugazi
Minor Threat
Beastie Boys
Kelly Clarkson
Soundgarden
Cypress Hill
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on January 27, 2006, 04:27:50 PM
Yesterday:  How about omniscience?  If I can't have that, then how about the ability to be a parselmouth, like Harry Potter, only with the ability to communicate with animals other than just snakes?  I'd be the most kick-ass veterinarian ever (it bothers me when animals are sick and we can't find out why because they can't tell us what's wrong).

Today:  Jackyl.  They have a fucking chainsaw in the band, man.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Lisa on January 27, 2006, 06:29:24 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

If you were in a cover band, whose music would you be covering?






Blondie
Siouxsie and the Banshees
The Pretenders
The Go Go's
The Runaways
Lush
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Buzzstein on January 28, 2006, 03:48:35 PM
Quote from: "Detta"
If musical ability were my super power (which now I have zero of it), I'd cover Tool.  But it would take a super power level of musical ability to do that acceptably.  If we couldn't do it very very well, I wouldn't do it at all.


yeah, same here.  Although, I know I could never do the song's justice.

So, I think I will go with The Clash...  Or Cake.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 30, 2006, 08:55:12 AM
QOTD

How often do you go to the library?



Growing up, we went every week. I go very rarely now, but that's because I'm at the book store once a week, which tempts me so successfully.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on January 30, 2006, 09:03:18 AM
I go 2-3 times a week. I'm always getting DVDs, picture books, beginning readers, and adult books. Some of the staff know me by name.

And we are faithfully there every Wednesday afternoon listening to the children's librarian read us stories. She's very good at it.

I rarely had time to go before I started babysitting.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 30, 2006, 09:20:59 AM
Usually only when traveling and someone draaaaags me into one.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on January 30, 2006, 09:26:05 AM
Never

I'm persona non grata at the Wake County library
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 30, 2006, 09:34:48 AM
Once or twice a week.  Depends on how many of the CDs I have on reserve come in in any given week.  I don't usually stick around for any length of time though.  I get in, get my stuff and get out.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 30, 2006, 10:11:53 AM
Not very often right now, but we'll probably begin frequenting storytime at the library once Elise is old enough. Otherwise, the only time I set foot in a library is when I visit my sis.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Megs79 on January 30, 2006, 10:25:15 AM
once or twice a week.  Or whenever I go to the gym (they're right next to each other).
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on January 30, 2006, 10:48:30 AM
Not often.  When I was travelling alot to West Virginia, I'd go by the library to pick up some books on tape/CD.  Inevitably, whatever format I got, my rental car would have the opposite equipment.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on January 30, 2006, 11:33:42 AM
Every single day.  Well, 5 days a week.  And then usually once on the weekend I go to the public library.  So, 6 days a week I guess.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Rafe on January 30, 2006, 01:32:50 PM
Nowadays, never. The British library system is fucking shit, thanks to some indecent under-funding from the government over a period of many, many years.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on January 30, 2006, 01:37:31 PM
Several times a month.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Buzzstein on January 30, 2006, 02:02:57 PM
never.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on January 30, 2006, 02:05:20 PM
Occasionally.  I have a library card, I just don't usually go unless I'm looking for something very specific.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on January 30, 2006, 02:44:25 PM
I've been to the library a bit recently, but that's just because I have the books/readings already and want a good place to read them.  I'm in and out, but I try not to go too often.

Prior to coming back to school, it was almost never. I just went to the book store.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Juliana on January 30, 2006, 03:03:53 PM
I go about every other week.
It depends though.

In fact, I'll either go tomorrow or Wednesday because I have some stuff to pick up and some stuff to take back.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 30, 2006, 03:23:48 PM
Quote from: "Rafe"
Nowadays, never. The British library system is fucking shit, thanks to some indecent under-funding from the government over a period of many, many years.


Word.

That pus-brained Thatcher cunt didn't make it any easier either. Fucking bitch.

I REALLY get depressed whenever I visit a library in England during my visits over. I actually feel guilty that the American set-up is so fucking awesome.

Here I feel like a kid in a candy store. There it feels like the underprivileged kid has chewed the fucking sweets for years than spat the results into the corner.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: SFG on January 30, 2006, 06:13:50 PM
Not that often.  I own most of the books that i use regularly for reference, so there's really no point in going to the university library.  And since it's shortly after Christmas and my birthday, i've got lots of stuff to read.

Come summer time, i'll be hitting Athens Public Library about every other week.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: scurvygirl on January 30, 2006, 07:24:16 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD
How often do you go to the library?


A lot.  At least once a week.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: trixi on January 30, 2006, 10:29:37 PM
Ummm....every day.  Comes with the job 8-)
Sometimes, I even go to more than 1 library on a single day.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 31, 2006, 09:07:33 AM
QOTD

Are you planning on watching the State of the Union address tonight?



I try each year to avoid it, regardless of the president. I'll get the highlights tomorrow from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on January 31, 2006, 09:08:17 AM
Nope. I avoid it like the plague.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on January 31, 2006, 09:10:32 AM
Eric's into that stuff, so I think I have to at least be in the same room where it's on the TV.  I'll probably be doing something else though.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on January 31, 2006, 09:18:10 AM
No, I'll get the bits I need from Jon Stewart later in the evening.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on January 31, 2006, 09:20:22 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
Are you planning on watching the State of the Union address tonight?


No.

But I will watch it in years where the President doesn't bug the ever-living shit out of me.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: SFG on January 31, 2006, 09:27:52 AM
Yeah, i'll be watching it.  And the pre and post game.   I have a problem.  That's the first step, right?
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Megs79 on January 31, 2006, 09:31:59 AM
nope.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on January 31, 2006, 09:39:49 AM
I'll watch.  It'll be good to arouse some righteous anger, then top off the evening by silently weeping into a pint glass of scotch.  

Oh, and he may have new Justice Samuel Alito by his side this evening!  Yay.  On second thought, I may not watch.  I can't afford to keep kicking in TV's every time I hear Bush speak.  

Oh, and reposted for reposting's sake:

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c192/jimdog58/pressphotooftheyear.jpg)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 31, 2006, 09:51:49 AM
Why do I need to watch it? It'll be recapped pretty much all day tomorrow...
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on January 31, 2006, 10:00:18 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Are you planning on watching the State of the Union address tonight?


Hell no.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Juliana on January 31, 2006, 10:18:37 AM
I don't know.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 31, 2006, 10:28:20 AM
Christ, I hope not.  I can't stand the thought of watching all of those people applaud for him every two minutes.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: berzerker on January 31, 2006, 10:30:51 AM
Yesterday - What's a library?

Today - no, no and no. I'll watch my Lost DVD's instead.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on January 31, 2006, 11:05:20 AM
Not just no. Not just hell no. Fuck no!

And I'm a poli sci geek, but he just wears me out. I've seen enough SOTU speeches to know exactly how this one is going to go.

I think I've finally figured out why I hate Bush so much. He and his cronies have sapped my enthuiasm for politics, and that pisses me off.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: trixi on January 31, 2006, 11:44:51 AM
Nope.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: rva on January 31, 2006, 11:46:23 AM
No.  But at this point, I probably wouldn't watch it if John F. Kennedy rose from the dead and made it.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on January 31, 2006, 12:02:32 PM
Quote from: "rva"
No.  But at this point, I probably wouldn't watch it if John F. Kennedy rose from the dead and made it.


I bet you would.  Just to see what his voice sounds like after 43 years.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: rva on January 31, 2006, 12:11:30 PM
You can't see a voice, smartass.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on January 31, 2006, 12:32:50 PM
No.  That's what NPR's morning edition is for tomorrow morning.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: kcneon on January 31, 2006, 01:12:44 PM
Nope - other plans.  (Thankfully)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on January 31, 2006, 01:20:28 PM
Quote from: "redbobsled"
No.  That's what NPR's morning edition is for tomorrow morning.


Exactly.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2006, 01:42:02 PM
I have in years past, but like Butter, I suppose it depends on the president and what I think of him.  I'm definitely not planning on it tonight.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on January 31, 2006, 01:50:22 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
Quote from: "rva"
No.  But at this point, I probably wouldn't watch it if John F. Kennedy rose from the dead and made it.


I bet you would.  Just to see what his voice sounds like after 43 years.


I'm going to go one further and try to recreate what a JFK-Zombie State of the Union would sound like.

*ahem*

*AHEM*

Here we go.



"BRAAAAAINNNNNS.    BRAAAAINNNNS!!!!"

Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Try the veal.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 31, 2006, 02:13:13 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
I'm going to go one further and try to recreate what a JFK-Zombie State of the Union would sound like.

*ahem*

*AHEM*

Here we go.


"I yuuuhhh would like to uhhhh profess my fondness for ahhhhh Duff Bee-uh."

Fix'd
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on January 31, 2006, 02:26:58 PM
See, I thought I might go for some brain chowdah joke, but I couldn't work one out.  Then you had to go and one-up me.  Well done.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on January 31, 2006, 02:41:01 PM
I may have to amend my answer to today's question.  Since Adam Felber (http://www.felbers.net/fa/) of NPR's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" is coming up with a SOTU drinking game.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 31, 2006, 02:47:53 PM
Actually a Zombie Kennedy vs. Zombie Nixon debate could be kind of fun.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on January 31, 2006, 03:45:28 PM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
I may have to amend my answer to today's question.  Since Adam Felber (http://www.felbers.net/fa/) of NPR's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" is coming up with a SOTU drinking game.


Holy crap! I'm going to have to watch too, just so I can play the game.

Guess I ought to call in to work sick right now....
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Mr Pink on January 31, 2006, 04:37:48 PM
Library - Rarely. Unless my computer dies and need access to email or something, I don't usually go.


Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Are you planning on watching the State of the Union address tonight?


Unfortunately, I have to - my station will be airing the State of the Union.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: scurvygirl on January 31, 2006, 04:52:12 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD
Are you planning on watching the State of the Union address tonight?


Hells no.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on February 01, 2006, 08:56:49 AM
Guess what I got sucked into watching last night?  ](*,)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Juliana on February 01, 2006, 08:58:28 AM
We didn't watch.  Kwyj distracted me with Lego Star Wars.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 01, 2006, 09:04:34 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite drinking game? (I didn't try the SOTU one last night, but it looked like fun.)



I'll go with the classic Asshole.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: mik on February 01, 2006, 09:16:49 AM
7-14-21
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on February 01, 2006, 09:38:48 AM
I can't remember the name of it (that's how good it was  :drunken: ), but we played it in college. Everyone sat in a circle "Indian style" and clapped their hands against their thighs twice and then clapped their hands once, and it became a "We Will Rock You" type rhythm. A category would be picked (e.g., musical artists or actors/actresses) and the first person would name someone (e.g., Burt Reynolds). The second person would then have to think of an actor whose first name started with the first letter of the previous actor's last name (e.g., in this case you might go with Raquel Welch). There was a certain amount of time in which you had to answer -- if you didn't, you had to drink. And if you repeated a name that was already used, you had to drink. It was quite hilarious (in a drunken sort of way) the more you drank and tried to keep track of what letter you were supposed to use, etc.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: SFG on February 01, 2006, 09:49:51 AM
Solitaire.   Man, that's kind of pathetic.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 01, 2006, 10:11:33 AM
Trivial Pursuit is a good drinking game.

"Steve, for the brown cheese, tell me the name of the 32nd President of the USA"

<stupor> Howinthefuck....*hic*....am I shuposhed to know that?" </stupor>

I think Twister would prove to be a bad drinking game?

Depending of course on who you're playing it with, how much drinking is going on and whether nudity is involved
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Megs79 on February 01, 2006, 10:16:42 AM
Flip-cup or Beirut (beer pong to you midwesterners).  I have played neither in almost 5 years because I have become a giant lamer.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on February 01, 2006, 10:23:43 AM
Haven't played one in a long time, but in college we had one similar to the SOTU game, but based on the movie Blue Velvet. Basically you drank a shot everytime Frank said "fuck."

There were other rules, but I can't remember them anymore.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on February 01, 2006, 10:48:30 AM
Asshole.



Heh, that reminds me of once we were playing in college and my ex showed up after a long time of being apart because he was still friends with the whole gang.  I said, "Do you want to play, asshole?"  I don't know if he heard the comma or not.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: berzerker on February 01, 2006, 11:37:37 AM
One Up, One Down.

Quarters - regular, Speed, or Chandeliers.

This gams we called Kings with a card deck from 9 to Ace. 9 was the person to your left drinks, 10 was "make up a rule," Jack was you get to pick someone to drink, Queen was the person to your right drinks, King was pour beer into the cup (4th king drinks it all) Ace was social. Or something.

My roomate came up with an amazingly effective one. Point at someone and say "chug." That person then chugs. A simple way to get the desired result.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Rafe on February 01, 2006, 12:20:22 PM
My favourite is the classic drinking game, "Ducky Fuzz".

Aside from that, when I was at college, my friends and I had two fun games that we played. The "Scooby Doo", and the "FA Cup". The Scooby Doo entailed us sitting down and watching 4 episodes of the cartoon show back-to-back. Basically, every time Shaggy said "zoinks!", we had to drink two fingers of our pint straight down the hatch (About 4 mouthfulls). If Scooby snacks were featured, another two fingers. Every time Scoob laughed - two fingers. "Jinkies!" - two fingers, and so forth. If Scooby's cousin featured in an episode, you had the bonus of drinking a whole pint down in one.

The FA Cup was simple. Every year, the lads and I would watch the cup final together. The names of each player were put into a hat, and we each had to draw a player at random from each team. Every time the commentator mentioned the players name that you had pulled, you had to drink two fingers of your pint. My mate AJ had two sublime picks one year, Paul Ince (Man U) and Paul Rideout (Everton). By the end of the first half, he had consumed 8 pints of lager. Poor lad.

Edited to add:

I don't know if you play the game in the US, so my little jest probably doesn't work, as usual. Ducky Fuzz is known by the name Fuzzy Duck. It's a quickfire wordgame, and Ducky Fuzz is a common incorrect response, punishable by a two-finger shot of your drink.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on February 01, 2006, 12:22:46 PM
Quote from: "Rafe"
If Scooby's cousin featured in an episode, you had the bonus of drinking a whole pint down in one.

Another reason to hate that fucking Scrappy Doo...
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Juliana on February 01, 2006, 12:24:38 PM
Scrappy was a nephew.
I forget his cousin's name, but he was the hokey hillbilly cousin.  He was sort of grayish colored.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Rafe on February 01, 2006, 12:27:09 PM
Quote from: "Juliana"
I forget his cousin's name, but he was the hokey hillbilly cousin.  He was sort of grayish colored.

That's the fellow! He had a red hat, and his rare appearances made him worthy of the whole pint. Scrappy Doo was excluded from the game.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on February 01, 2006, 12:30:41 PM
Scrappy Doo should be excluded from the universe. If he was Scooby's nephew then it's too bad that Scooby's siblings weren't fixed.

I vaguely remember the hillbilly cousin now that you mention it.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on February 01, 2006, 12:31:47 PM
Silent Football.  But I was always so drunk when I played it that I have no idea what the rules are now.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on February 01, 2006, 12:32:01 PM
I've always been a big fan of Flip-Cup.  Maybe that's because I discovered two or three years ago that I'm unexpectedly good at it.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Buzzstein on February 01, 2006, 12:34:13 PM
my favorite drinking game is the "sit at the computer and chat while drinking Bourbon and coke and ignoring everything else" game.  I play it every night.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Sonic Boom on February 01, 2006, 12:36:54 PM
Quote from: "Detta"
Asshole.

God I hate that one.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on February 01, 2006, 12:48:51 PM
We used to play "quarters" in college.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 01, 2006, 01:50:56 PM
Quote from: "Juliana"
Scrappy was a nephew.
I forget his cousin's name, but he was the hokey hillbilly cousin.  He was sort of grayish colored.

That would be Scooby Dumb.  And don't forget about Scooby Dee who was either another cousin or a coincidentally named love interest.

As for Scrappy I'm not sure which was worse for the Doo empire him, or that 13 Ghost spinoff.

Loved "A Pup Named Scooby Doo".

Jinkies, when I go off topic, I go off topic.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Rafe on February 01, 2006, 01:56:19 PM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
That would be Scooby Dumb.


(http://www.scoobydooweloveyou.com/dumb.jpg)

That's him. He was partially responsible for ruining my liver.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 01, 2006, 03:20:48 PM
If only we could find a picture of him hunkering down to a gigantic sausage.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Rafe on February 01, 2006, 03:59:54 PM
Ah, Sausages. Are two-dimensional hillbilly cartoon dogs also keen fans of the wonderful Wall's breakfast banger?

And yes, I tried to google an image of him with a wurst.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on February 01, 2006, 04:05:27 PM
I doubt he could even spell "sausage".

Or "banger" for that matter.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on February 01, 2006, 04:13:32 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Or "banger" for that matter.


Let's not question Rafe's sexuality here.  That was completely uncalled for.  We all know which woolen mammal he holds fondness for.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Rafe on February 01, 2006, 05:00:06 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
Let's not question Rafe's sexuality here.  That was completely uncalled for.  We all know which woolen mammal he holds fondness for.

Thanks for getting my back, mate. You're a good man. Hey, wait a minute......
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: trixi on February 01, 2006, 10:31:28 PM
I seem to remember some kind of football game...you know, with paper folded into a triangle.  Since I don't care for beer, I didn't partake in many drinking games.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on February 01, 2006, 11:55:55 PM
We didn't really play many drinking games in college.  Oh, sure, I've played asshole, as well as the occasional game of quarters, but our game of choice was always "stay up all night playing euchre whilst getting as drunk as possible."  I think it's an Indiana thing, or something.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Mr Pink on February 02, 2006, 02:06:48 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What is your favorite drinking game?



I refrain from all "drinking games". Too many bad experiences.

However, drinking whilst playing games is always fun.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 02, 2006, 09:15:13 AM
QOTD

What's your favorite early spring flower?


This balmy January has caused my flowers to start blooming. My favorite is the hyacinth.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 02, 2006, 09:17:45 AM
Tulips
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on February 02, 2006, 09:19:46 AM
Daffodils
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 02, 2006, 09:20:32 AM
You know, the ones with the petals and the stems and stuff.  Those are pretty.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on February 02, 2006, 09:38:37 AM
I'm going to go with crocus.

(http://www.flower-gardening-made-easy.com/images/snowcrocus.jpg)

That's if the flowering dogwoods don't count.

(http://classes.hortla.wsu.edu/hort231/List03/CoflRubForm.JPG)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on February 02, 2006, 09:51:17 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What's your favorite early spring flower?


I'm gonna have to go with the Blooming Kressley ...

(http://bravotv.com/images/Queer_Eye_for_the_Straight_Guy/photo_carson_pic.jpg)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on February 02, 2006, 10:04:33 AM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What's your favorite early spring flower?


I'm gonna have to go with the Blooming Kressley ...

(http://bravotv.com/images/Queer_Eye_for_the_Straight_Guy/photo_carson_pic.jpg)


Yeah, I like that one too!  =D>
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: rva on February 02, 2006, 10:21:44 AM
Iris Reticulata
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on February 02, 2006, 11:19:12 AM
Quote from: "Detta"
That's if the flowering dogwoods don't count.

(http://classes.hortla.wsu.edu/hort231/List03/CoflRubForm.JPG)

Well, since the dogwood is the official State Flower of North Carolina, I'm going to say yes, they count.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on February 02, 2006, 11:21:16 AM
Crocus and daffodils for me.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Megs79 on February 02, 2006, 11:47:17 AM
tulips
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on February 02, 2006, 11:50:54 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Quote from: "Detta"
That's if the flowering dogwoods don't count.

(http://classes.hortla.wsu.edu/hort231/List03/CoflRubForm.JPG)

Well, since the dogwood is the official State Flower of North Carolina, I'm going to say yes, they count.

Oh really? W00T!   It's the official tree of Virginia.

At least that's what the annoying Geico commercials tell me.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on February 02, 2006, 11:59:32 AM
North Carolina's official dog is the Plott Hound.

Thanks, GEICO!
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: berzerker on February 02, 2006, 12:03:40 PM
Quote from: "Rafe"
My favourite is the classic drinking game, "Ducky Fuzz".
Edited to add:

I don't know if you play the game in the US, so my little jest probably doesn't work, as usual. Ducky Fuzz is known by the name Fuzzy Duck. It's a quickfire wordgame, and Ducky Fuzz is a common incorrect response, punishable by a two-finger shot of your drink.


Yeah, I played that... don't forget the other common incorrect responses - doeszy fuck and fucky does...
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: c-lando on February 02, 2006, 12:11:59 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
My favorite is the hyacinth.


Yay for the hyacinth. Also my fave...
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on February 02, 2006, 12:21:19 PM
The trillium, or maybe the jack in the pulpit or mayapple.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on February 02, 2006, 12:52:33 PM
I like flowers.  But I don't know much about them.  Tulips are nice.  The cherry blossoms in DC are nice, too.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Buzzstein on February 02, 2006, 01:10:41 PM
I don't like flowers.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: trixi on February 02, 2006, 02:45:59 PM
Crocus
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: rva on February 02, 2006, 03:55:25 PM
Quote from: "Detta"
Oh really? W00T!   It's the official tree of Virginia.

At least that's what the annoying Geico commercials tell me.


It's the state tree AND the state flower.  We're creative and original like that.  What about a bird?  I know?!?  The cardinal!  No one's thought of that one. :rolleyes:
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on February 02, 2006, 04:02:35 PM
But according to Tim Kaine, we do everything the right way.  You know...better than the rest of the country.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 03, 2006, 09:14:22 AM
QOTD

Will you watch the Superbowl on Sunday?



Of course. Go Steelers!!!
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on February 03, 2006, 09:18:14 AM
Yes.  Go Seahawks.  I guess.  Bring back the Bud Bowl.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: berzerker on February 03, 2006, 09:26:47 AM
I'm watchin. Hell, I have to, I'm hosting a party... ;)

Probably root for the Steelers...
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on February 03, 2006, 09:28:37 AM
Yup, I'm going to a party.  I'm bringing pudding pie.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 03, 2006, 09:39:36 AM
Quote from: "rva"
Quote from: "Detta"
Oh really? W00T!   It's the official tree of Virginia.

At least that's what the annoying Geico commercials tell me.


It's the state tree AND the state flower.  We're creative and original like that.  What about a bird?  I know?!?  The cardinal!  No one's thought of that one. :rolleyes:

We have the pine tree.

And the cardinal.  #-o

(Side note: I've lived in three different states in my life. All three have had the cardinal as the state bird)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on February 03, 2006, 09:47:58 AM
No, I have to work on Sunday.  But I look forward to a slow day at work as a result of the Super Bowl - then I can get a lot of homework finished.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on February 03, 2006, 09:56:20 AM
I'll probably play KOL or something.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Megs79 on February 03, 2006, 10:10:57 AM
Go Seahawks!
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Post by: Jonathan on February 03, 2006, 10:14:45 AM
I guess I could have answered the question.

Yes, I will be watching the Super Bowl. Probably at TAG's. It's worked well for the Steelers so far this year. She's 4-0 whilst watching, including the Broncos game when she and her roommate watched it even though I was at work because I explained to her that she was obviously a good luck charm. She's the bestest.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Juliana on February 03, 2006, 10:20:41 AM
Yeah, I doubt it.
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 03, 2006, 10:48:38 AM
Always hafta watch the Superbowl, no matter who's playing. Everybody's wearing their damn black and gold here today -- I'm a woman without a country in my blue and green. Go 'Hawks!
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 03, 2006, 11:01:21 AM
The super what now?
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on February 03, 2006, 11:01:43 AM
Oh, there's a superbowl this weekend?

;)

We are still waffling on whether or not to watch.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on February 03, 2006, 01:05:31 PM
I'm going to hang out with a friend and all of her friends.  I've met a few of them here and there, but generally speaking don't really know anyone that will be there.  Should be good times!
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Buzzstein on February 03, 2006, 01:41:40 PM
I'll probably have it on in the background, but I won't pay much attention to it.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: scurvygirl on February 03, 2006, 04:46:29 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Will you watch the Superbowl on Sunday?


No.

Like Cfan, I'll probably be KoLing.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: trixi on February 03, 2006, 05:01:53 PM
maybe part of it, but I teach a class and then have a meeting to go to, so it'll be later on.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on February 03, 2006, 08:10:46 PM
Almost forgot! Don't forget to watch Puppy Bowl II (http://animal.discovery.com/convergence/puppybowl/about/about.html), everybody! I was so glued to the first Puppy Bowl last year (http://animal.discovery.com/convergence/puppybowl/video_gallery/videogallery.html) that I missed a huge chunk of the Super Bowl. Comes complete with a kitty half-time show!
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on February 03, 2006, 10:42:22 PM
Yesterday:  Um, despite my raging metrosexuality, I don't know spit about flowers.  So I'm going to have to go with dandelions.  You can make wine out of them.  

Today:  Hell yeah.  I'm going to conjure up some snacks and head down to 'zerker's place.  I'm going to have to say "Go Steelers!" not because I care about either team, but because Matt Hasselbeck is an enormous twat who somehow doesn't think anyone knows he's bald, and thus wears a backwards baseball cap anytime he's on television.  A hat woven from Snicker's bars would fool as many people, with the added bonus of not making him look like a sophomore year frat boy who's late for class.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: snakelady on February 04, 2006, 12:30:23 PM
I second the trillium and also like Solomon's seal.  Spring wild flowers are the best.

I'll be watching the SuperBowl and hoping the commercials are better this year.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 06, 2006, 08:14:38 AM
QOTD (being asked at water coolers all over America this morning)
 
What was your favorite commerical during the super bowl?



I'll have to go with the streaking sheep.
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Post by: Butter on February 06, 2006, 08:21:34 AM
The "magic fridge" I guess, but overall they were mostly crap.

I did enjoy the Puppy Bowl II, and so did the boys.  They were actually rooting... Alex for the cats to come back on after the kitty halftime show, and Ethan for the dogs.  Just generally rooting for them, I guess.
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Post by: Juliana on February 06, 2006, 08:30:32 AM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
Almost forgot! Don't forget to watch Puppy Bowl II (http://animal.discovery.com/convergence/puppybowl/about/about.html), everybody! I was so glued to the first Puppy Bowl last year (http://animal.discovery.com/convergence/puppybowl/video_gallery/videogallery.html) that I missed a huge chunk of the Super Bowl. Comes complete with a kitty half-time show!


Dammit.
We watched a good bit of it last year.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 06, 2006, 09:38:11 AM
The streaking sheep and magic fridge were pretty funny. I missed the fabio one but caught the teaser on Saturday night--it looked pretty funny. We didn't watch much of the game, fox was playing 90 minutes of the simpsons followed by 90 minutes of family guy.

Steve listened to the puppy bowl on the radio (god bless sirius, it's cable for radio) and my sister called to run it in my face that I was missing it.
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 06, 2006, 09:44:43 AM
I didn't catch many of the commercials b/c I was tuned into Puppy Bowl II every break. (And every time I got pissed watching the game.)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 06, 2006, 10:12:40 AM
I'm adding the fedex commercial to my list (the one with the cavemen).
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Post by: Atzend on February 06, 2006, 11:33:27 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
The "magic fridge" I guess, but overall they were mostly crap.


That was the only one that stood out to me.  It was an extremely disappointing set of commercials this year.
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Post by: Butter on February 06, 2006, 11:43:50 AM
2 more I liked that I remember... the football one where the guy bodyslams the woman and says "you were open, but now you're CLOSED!"

And the Sprint ad where the couch was on fire and they start running around to the "Benny Hill" theme song.  Any Benny Hill references get the big thumbs up from me.
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Post by: Megs79 on February 06, 2006, 11:52:02 AM
I liked the ameriquest one with the 2 doctors and the defibrillators standing over a patient.  The one doctor uses the paddle to kill a fly, then is like "well that killed him" when the patient's family comes in. Hilarious.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on February 06, 2006, 12:14:38 PM
That was the best of what I saw also Megs.

It's funny, we TiVo'ed the bowl and I think it may be the first time that we recorded it so that we could fast forward through the program and watch the commercials.
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Post by: trixi on February 06, 2006, 12:14:52 PM
I was not around until the 2nd half of the game, but I absolutely loved some mortgage co commercial, where the lady was trying to get by sleeping people on a plane, she got caught on the little hook that keeps the trays up, the plane hit turbulence or something, and she ended up in a compromising position on top of a man (just as the lights came on), whose wife was across the aisle from him
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Post by: MissKitty on February 06, 2006, 12:55:36 PM
"Magic Fridge."

I agree that the ads this year were a letdown and disappointing overall.
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Post by: Buzzstein on February 06, 2006, 03:32:42 PM
Well I did end up watching the Super Bowl.  It was only because we went over to someone's house for a Super Bowl party. There was nothing else to do.  The food was damn good though.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 06, 2006, 04:13:07 PM
My favorite commercial was the Sprint one where the guy tells his buddy that his new phone comes with a "crime deterrent" feature. When his friend doubts this, he tells his buddy to try and take his wallet. Then he throws his phone at the guy's head. Twice.

You can't put a price on physical comedy.
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Post by: snakelady on February 06, 2006, 07:41:07 PM
I like most of those already mentioned - but also the Sierra Mist one where a comedianne (name escaping me at the moment) won't let the guy through airport security because his drink is setting off the alarm.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 07, 2006, 08:41:46 AM
QOTD

What "identifying marks" does your vehicle have?



I sport a Carolina Hurricanes license plate on the front, a Blue Ridge Parkway specialized license plate, an inspection sticker, a Miami Alumni Association static cling in the back window, and, since December, a giant ding in the front passenger door left by a teal colored car.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on February 07, 2006, 08:47:33 AM
My truck has a 97X window cling and a caved-in left-side rear bumper.
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Post by: Butter on February 07, 2006, 08:50:59 AM
The van has a Clemson alumni licenese plate holder on the back, and a small dent and ground up paint on the bumper from a hit and run accident about 2-3 years ago.

The Toyota Corolla has a Clemson alumni and 97X cling in the rear window, along with a partially caved in front right quarter panel from a run-in I had with a guardrail several years back on a very icy day.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on February 07, 2006, 09:11:05 AM
Mine has an old school black 97X bumper sticker in the middle of the back bumper, just under the license plate.
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Post by: Detta on February 07, 2006, 09:14:49 AM
Ever hear of that show on MTV, "Pimp my Ride"? Well, the Country Music Channel has something similar called "Redneck my Ride". I was the first one they did. I had a regular Toyota pickup. They added a 4" lift and mismatched 33" tires. They installed KC lights on top of the roll bar, but didn't actually hook them up. They took the regular bumper off and replaced it with a custom old-rusty bumper complete with "Have a nice beer" and Rusty Wallace bumper stickers. They threw a couple of empty Budweiser cans in the back. Oh, and the custom anti-theft device is sweeeeeeet. They took a wire hanger and stretched it across the two back windows so that you can't open them. Man, they really did a grade A, redneck job on this thing. I think you guys have seen a picture already.  Let me know if you haven't but would like to.
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Post by: berzerker on February 07, 2006, 09:15:57 AM
B & W 97X sticker on the back
97X cling in the front window (couldn't see it thru the tint on the back)
Yakima roof rack
Yakima wind deflector with B & W & yellow WOXY.com and Gary Fisher stickers
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Post by: kcneon on February 07, 2006, 09:35:49 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"


What "identifying marks" does your vehicle have?


Besides being just a slick-looking Prelude, I have a Scottish flag for my front license plate.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on February 07, 2006, 09:54:44 AM
-- Rockin' off-road light bar across the top
-- Faculty/Staff parking transponder attached to windshield so I can access parking garages on campus
-- NIN air freshener around rear-view mirror
-- Happy Bunny sticker that reads "Not that bad ... not that good, either" centered at the top of the back window
-- Devil-head sticker in the lower left back window next to a decal that reads "It's a Jeep thing ... you wouldn't understand"
-- Barack Obama sticker in the lower right back window
-- Black magnetic ribbon on the rear cargo door that says "Support Individuality" in yellow letters

... and I'm in the process of trying to find my "Walk your golden retriever naked" decal so I can put it on the left rear side window.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on February 07, 2006, 10:00:25 AM
Yeah, I'm not into those doggie sweaters either.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 07, 2006, 10:03:16 AM
Quote from: "Detta"
Ever hear of that show on MTV, "Pimp my Ride"? Well, the Country Music Channel has something similar called "Redneck my Ride". I was the first one they did. I had a regular Toyota pickup. They added a 4" lift and mismatched 33" tires. They installed KC lights on top of the roll bar, but didn't actually hook them up. They took the regular bumper off and replaced it with a custom old-rusty bumper complete with "Have a nice beer" and Rusty Wallace bumper stickers. They threw a couple of empty Budweiser cans in the back. Oh, and the custom anti-theft device is sweeeeeeet. They took a wire hanger and stretched it across the two back windows so that you can't open them. Man, they really did a grade A, redneck job on this thing. I think you guys have seen a picture already.  Let me know if you haven't but would like to.


Please oh please show us a picture...
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Post by: Action Jim on February 07, 2006, 10:16:59 AM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"

-- Barack Obama sticker in the lower right back window


 =D>
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Post by: Detta on February 07, 2006, 10:39:53 AM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
Please oh please show us a picture...


(http://www.miniwaankerbot.com/images/detta/Jerry.jpg)

I actually had weeds growing in the back last year.  This is no way to represent Long Island.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 07, 2006, 10:46:06 AM
You need a smokestack exhaust! I'm surprised they didn't install one or two.
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Post by: Action Jim on February 07, 2006, 11:14:04 AM
Quote from: "Detta"

(http://www.miniwaankerbot.com/images/detta/Jerry.jpg)

I actually had weeds growing in the back last year.  This is no way to represent Long Island.


No proper redneck would drive a Toyota.  Ask this guy.  He's a Ford truck man.

(http://forum.belmont.edu/cornwall/toby%20keith.jpg)
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Post by: Butter on February 07, 2006, 11:17:27 AM
Quote from: "Detta"
I actually had weeds growing in the back last year.  This is no way to represent Long Island.


That is one quality ride right there.  The weeds would just add that special redneck touch.
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Post by: Detta on February 07, 2006, 11:34:51 AM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
No proper redneck would drive a Toyota.

That's a good point.  I'm not a very good redneck.  And I'm fine with that.  My license plate sports my very Italian last name.


Quote from: "Butter"
That is one quality ride right there.  The weeds would just add that special redneck touch.

LOL.  I don't have a real bedliner.  Just a thick rubber mat, and dirt gets under there pretty easy.  I don't clean it out very often because it's hard for little old me to get the liner back up into the truck.  But when shit started growing back there??...yeah it was time for a cleaning.
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 07, 2006, 11:52:45 AM
Quote from: "Detta"
I actually had weeds growing in the back last year.  This is no way to represent Long Island.


If you only focus on the part of Long Island that spawned Joey Buttafucco, I think it's actually a fabulous way to reprazent.    ;)
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Post by: redbobsled on February 07, 2006, 12:11:49 PM
I have a WOXY/97X black and white bumper sticker, a Palomar bumper sticker (very tiny) both on the left side of the rear bumper, and then, of course, my license plate reads 97X BAM, which is perhaps the most identifying mark of them all!  I also have a parking hangtag for work, and a mount for my GPS, which I cannot use yet because they shipped it to me missing a mounting piece!
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Post by: trixi on February 07, 2006, 01:22:44 PM
-My personalized license plate  
-97X sticker on right side of bumper
-NIN Broken sticker next to license plate
-Root Beer Stand license plate frame
-NIN air freshener and Route 66 cushy thing both hanging from rearview mirror

-soon to come, a Green M&M dashboard decoration.
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Post by: Bluelupis on February 07, 2006, 01:40:43 PM
WOXY sticker in back window (Thanks Doug!) and Ohio State Trooper booster sticker on the upper left of my back window and some goofy little white Hawaiin Tiki sticker some hot chick threw on there.  That's about it really.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on February 07, 2006, 01:48:29 PM
I have three stickers on the back window of my truck.

- black 97X
- M & E (Messerly and Ewing)
- Readymaid (RIP)
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Post by: SFG on February 07, 2006, 02:40:39 PM
-one of those clear woxy stickers, a couple of alumni stickers that i need to get around to removing
-a dent on the passenger side near the headlight
-a catandgirl.com bumpersticker.
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Post by: Atzend on February 07, 2006, 02:54:50 PM
-a university parking permit hanging from the rear view mirror
-a woxy cling in the back window above the brake light
-toilet paper and plastic bags littering the backseat
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 07, 2006, 03:34:00 PM
Quote from: "Atzend"
-toilet paper

You're supposed to flush that after you use it you know.
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Post by: Bluelupis on February 07, 2006, 03:42:01 PM
Is that for when you shit yourself when Helga brakes for all Wal Marts?
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Post by: Dan on February 07, 2006, 05:22:30 PM
[Buzzstein]
I don't have a car.
[/Buzzstein]

:(
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Post by: Mr Pink on February 07, 2006, 07:11:01 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD (being asked at water coolers all over America this morning)
 
What was your favorite commerical during the super bowl?


Sprint "Anti-Theft" phone and the Sharpie pirate were my favorites.

Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What "identifying marks" does your vehicle have?


I have a 97X window cling on the upper passenger side of the rear window and a Miami Redhawks window cling on the upper driver's side of the rear window. I have a parking sticker from my employer on the lower corner on the driver's side of the front window.

I have an assortment of scrapes on my front bumper from jackasses in parking lots. I have a scratch on the driver's side front door thanks to one of the neighbor kids wrecking his bike into my car. I'm also missing the reflective glass and a portion of the internal controls on my side view mirror on the driver's side thanks to narrow streets and a drunk asshole on New Year's.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 08, 2006, 09:12:44 AM
QOTD

In honor of yesterday's DVD release of Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, what is your favorite type of cheese?



I like a sharp cheddar.
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Post by: Butter on February 08, 2006, 09:18:58 AM
Some grated parmesan is quite tasty... but yeah, some extra sharp cheddar sure hits the spot.
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Post by: MissKitty on February 08, 2006, 09:19:07 AM
Emmenthal
Cheddar
Danish Havarti
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Post by: Detta on February 08, 2006, 09:27:59 AM
Mozzarella
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Post by: clemsonfan on February 08, 2006, 09:29:09 AM
Extra sharp cheddar

runners up: blue cheese, feta, and provolone.
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Post by: SFG on February 08, 2006, 09:40:15 AM
Brie-mmmm

honorable mentions-mozzerella(especially in fried stick form.  also in on pizza form.  and on tomatoes with basil and olive oil form), havarti, extra sharp cheddar, slightly dulled cheddar.

this is hard.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 08, 2006, 09:43:23 AM
black diamond canadien cheddar

runners up: goat cheese, feta, colby, brie, and gouda (smoked or regular)
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 08, 2006, 09:43:45 AM
There's no way I can pick only one. I loves my cheese!    \:D/

Havarti with dill
Feta
Provolone
Muenster
Monterey Jack
White American
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Post by: Sonic Boom on February 08, 2006, 10:38:49 AM
Cottage
Gouda
Feta
Brie
Pepperjack

I love cheese- anything but smegma.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 08, 2006, 10:39:11 AM
Parmesan and/or provolone
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 08, 2006, 11:44:28 AM
Quote from: "Sonic Boom"
anything but smegma.


I was wondering when the "knob cheese" ...erm... gag would emerge
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Post by: trixi on February 08, 2006, 11:51:18 AM
Fresh Mozzarella
Feta
Gouda
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Post by: Buzzstein on February 08, 2006, 12:18:08 PM
Quote from: "Sonic Boom"
Cottage


blue cheese
cheddar

it's good to see some love for the cottage!
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Post by: Action Jim on February 08, 2006, 12:40:01 PM
Provolone
Fresh Mozzarella
Brie
L'Edel de Cleron
Camembert
Sharp cheddar
Roquefort
Chevre

And, really, all other cheeses.  I love cheese.
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Post by: kcneon on February 08, 2006, 01:49:19 PM
Cheese is goood.

Monterey Jack
Provolone
Pepper Jack
Brie
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Post by: Dan on February 08, 2006, 02:23:35 PM
I love cheese, but I'm not a connoisseur.  I know the basic cheeses available in the States, but the ones that I really like are always the expensive kind of which I can never remember their names and usually come from abroad.
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Post by: Rafe on February 08, 2006, 02:33:34 PM
Quote from: "MissKitty"
Emmenthal

That would have to be my favourite.

I also love Stilton, Chevre, Camembert, German smoked cheese, Parmesan, Brie, Feta and Mature cheddar.
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Post by: berzerker on February 08, 2006, 03:03:02 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
I love cheese, but I'm not a connoisseur.  I know the basic cheeses available in the States, but the ones that I really like are always the expensive kind of which I can never remember their names and usually come from a broad.


I love it when a broad brings me cheese.

Especially if it's:
sharp cheddar
stilton
smoked gouda
muenster
provalone
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Post by: Atzend on February 08, 2006, 03:43:59 PM
Swiss
Gouda
Sharp Cheddar
American Cheese (on burgers and eggs)
and many other varieties of cheese excluding blue cheese
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on February 08, 2006, 03:45:26 PM
I'm with MK and the Emmenthaler.

Also,
smoked cheddar
smoked gouda
chevre
havarti
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Post by: snakelady on February 08, 2006, 09:21:29 PM
smoked gouda
gruyere
gorgonzola
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 09, 2006, 09:02:06 AM
QOTD

In honor of its Best Of release on DVD Tuesday (yes, there's a bit of a repeat here), what was you favorite character(s) from The Electric Company?



I liked  Fargo North, Decoder, Julia Grownup, and Spiderman (not original to the show I know, but it was the closest I got to cartoons as a kid).
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 09, 2006, 09:26:41 AM
David (a.k.a. Morgan Freeman)
Letterman
Victor Borge reading stories and accentuating the punctuation marks
The two faces speaking parts of words to each other and then saying the word together

Gum--
--Bo
Gumbo!

 \:D/

(Just thinking about having those DVDs makes me do a happy dance!)
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Post by: MissKitty on February 09, 2006, 09:29:38 AM
Winnie.
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Post by: redbobsled on February 09, 2006, 11:43:44 AM
The author of the book Brian illustrated was one of the head writers on the Electric Company (along with Joss Whedon's father).  We're going to see him on Saturday.  He has some good stories about Morgan Freeman on the show.
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Post by: trixi on February 09, 2006, 11:47:41 AM
I love Letterman.  We'd watch this in class sometimes and I remember always being disappointed when Letterman wasn't on the show.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: rva on February 09, 2006, 12:12:41 PM
I never really liked Electric Company, I was always a Sesame Street man.

I did like Easy Reader and Otto the Director, though.
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Post by: clemsonfan on February 09, 2006, 12:57:54 PM
I barely remember the Electric Company. But I do remember The New Zoo Revue quite clearly.

(http://www.hollywoodinvestigator.com/New%20Zoo%20Revue%20animals.jpg)
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Post by: Butter on February 09, 2006, 01:05:44 PM
I'm going to say Rita Moreno yelling "Hey you guys!"  Because that's about all I remember of it.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on February 09, 2006, 04:15:55 PM
The only thing I remember is being disappointed if Spiderman wasn't on the show.
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Post by: Buzzstein on February 09, 2006, 05:48:34 PM
I don't remember that show.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 10, 2006, 08:03:06 AM
QOTD

Which part of the Olympics are you most excited about? (Remember, we can discuss them here (http://www.randomville.com/Daily/viewtopic.php?t=3049).)



I love all of it. The opening ceremony, the events, Bob Costas's commentary, etc. The possibility of American medals in skiing is a highlight for this year.
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Post by: clemsonfan on February 10, 2006, 08:06:30 AM
I'm most excited about speed skating. I love races.
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Post by: SFG on February 10, 2006, 09:13:10 AM
Getting to actually see some hockey,  all that crazy shit like downhill skiing and luge,  the sublime grace of curling...
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 10, 2006, 09:36:52 AM
It'll all depend on when I can sneak viewing it past my husband (he hates the olympics and refuses to watch them), so probably whatever is on during the day on Saturday.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on February 10, 2006, 10:09:50 AM
Curling.  I remember seeing it when I was a kid when it was still an exhibition event and thinking it was pretty weird.  I've loved watching it ever since.
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Post by: redbobsled on February 10, 2006, 10:27:01 AM
all of it.  It's Olympics-related, I'll watch it.  (Except for biathlon maybe - shooting and cross-country skiing are kind of dull).
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Post by: Jonathan on February 10, 2006, 10:32:13 AM
Hockey!

It's the closest to a "hockey world cup" as exists. And much better than any NHL All-star game.

I also like curling. And short-track speedskating, because that always leads to disaster.
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 10, 2006, 10:34:36 AM
Luge, bobsled, skeleton, speed skating, skiing (downhill, slalom, jumping), hockey, women's figure skating. I'll watch just about anything other than cross-country skiing and shooting.

I loves me some winter Olympics!   :olympic:
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Post by: Kwyjibo on February 10, 2006, 10:38:26 AM
Oh yeah, I forgot all about speed skating Jonathan... that's some good stuff, all of it, not just the short track.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 10, 2006, 10:47:03 AM
Yeah, the potential for disaster is always present in any discipline where people are going as fast as they can on ice. I guess I like short-track better because the contestants are competiting against each other and not the clock.

Plus, Apolo Anton Ohno is every bit the arrogant American athlete. And every Olympics needs at least one arrogant American athlete for the rest of the world to hate.
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Post by: trixi on February 10, 2006, 12:44:39 PM
I'll watch most things as long as I'm around the TV set.
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Post by: Buzzstein on February 10, 2006, 12:55:20 PM
I FUCKING LOVE the olympics!!!  It's the only time I really watch sports.  I'm looking forward to snowboarding and ice hockey!  I'm excited!  WOOOHOOOO!!
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Post by: Dan on February 10, 2006, 02:03:21 PM
I like them in principal, but I don't know how much I like watching them.  Strangely, I usually end up doing so anyhow.  I hope to avoid figure skating.  Anything else that's a competition is usually interesting at some level.
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Post by: Juliana on February 10, 2006, 03:01:12 PM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
Curling.  I remember seeing it when I was a kid when it was still an exhibition event and thinking it was pretty weird.  I've loved watching it ever since.


Yeah.  Curling.

My pals and I wanted to start an intramural curling team at Miami. We never got more than 4 or so people interested.

Really, I'm excited about all of it.
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Post by: MissKitty on February 10, 2006, 03:13:15 PM
My favorites are luge, bobsledding, and figure skating, although I'm not sure how much of the Olympics we will watch.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on February 10, 2006, 03:20:56 PM
Quote from: "Juliana"
Really, I'm excited about all of it.

Which is odd because we're completely apathetic to sports in general.  We always get sucked into the olympics though.
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Post by: Mr Pink on February 10, 2006, 04:24:33 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Which part of the Olympics are you most excited about? (Remember, we can discuss them here (http://www.randomville.com/Daily/viewtopic.php?t=3049).)


Hockey
Curling
Snowboarding
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Post by: berzerker on February 10, 2006, 04:34:19 PM
I particularly like the skiing - downhill, GS, slalom, moguls, jumping - snowboard, figure skating, speedskating, hockey, bobsled, luge...

not as much the biathalon, XC skiing, and hell, there's probably a half dozen others i can't think of. The opening and closing ceremonies aren't all that thrilling for me, but fortunately there's always a recap of the highlights.

I do enjoy the bios they do for some athletes. And I like it when it's not a fluff job of the top American contender, that we already know more than enough about.
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Post by: Atzend on February 11, 2006, 05:30:07 AM
Quote from: "Dan"
I like them in principal, but I don't know how much I like watching them.  Strangely, I usually end up doing so anyhow.


Pretty much the same here.  I by no means dislike it, love the concept, but don't go out of my to watch it.   I'll catch bits and pieces here and there, but nothing really stands out enough that I can state as a favorite.
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Post by: snakelady on February 11, 2006, 05:50:30 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"

Plus, Apolo Anton Ohno is every bit the arrogant American athlete. And every Olympics needs at least one arrogant American athlete for the rest of the world to hate.


Gee, I thought Bode Miller had that wrapped up.
Miller - gold
Ohno - silver
Kwan - bronze
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Post by: Jonathan on February 11, 2006, 08:18:44 PM
Ohno gets the edge because, to the best of my knowledge, Miller didn't have entire countries protesting against him in 2002 like Ohno did.
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Post by: Rocketman on February 11, 2006, 08:55:33 PM
Not an olympics fan. Then again, I'm not a sports fan period.  So that counts me out then.
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Post by: Dan on February 12, 2006, 02:50:31 PM
Quote from: "Rocketman"
Not an olympics fan. Then again, I'm not a sports fan period.  So that counts me out then.

So, uh, did you enjoy the opening ceremony?

I've often wondered how the opening ceremonies have anything to do with sports.  I've yet to be convinced that the two are related.
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Post by: Rocketman on February 12, 2006, 03:06:21 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
Quote from: "Rocketman"
Not an olympics fan. Then again, I'm not a sports fan period.  So that counts me out then.

So, uh, did you enjoy the opening ceremony?

I've often wondered how the opening ceremonies have anything to do with sports.  I've yet to be convinced that the two are related.


That would be negative sir. I was enjoying the company of the Bluth family for one last time.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 13, 2006, 08:45:51 AM
QOTD

What's the most snow you've ever seen fall in one storm?


Raleigh had a 20" storm a few years ago. It shut everything down for days.
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Post by: Butter on February 13, 2006, 08:56:46 AM
I forget how much we had here right around Christmas '04... but it was 15-18 inches or something like that.
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Post by: Megs79 on February 13, 2006, 09:11:12 AM
I remember one time when I was in grade school, we got a Nor'easter where we got a couple feet of snow, lost power, and were out of school for like 3 days.  This was in NH, so it was definitely a lot of snow.
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Post by: SFG on February 13, 2006, 09:13:06 AM
When i lived near Cleveland, i've seen a few 24" snowfalls.  Got about 30" or so once when i was in Lake George, NY.  

Oh, and a blizzard in Denver CO about 14 years ago, saw about 25 to 30 inches.
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Post by: kcneon on February 13, 2006, 09:37:58 AM
I know we had at least 20", but I think it may have been 2 feet.  At that point, you can't tell much difference!!
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Post by: Jonathan on February 13, 2006, 09:38:31 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What's the most snow you've ever seen fall in one storm?


Raleigh had a 20" storm a few years ago. It shut everything down for days.

What she said.

Except I think it was more like a week.
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 13, 2006, 10:56:17 AM
I remember getting some serious snowstorms when I was a kid (grew up in the Poconos), but don't remember the actual inchage. I'll have to go with the 26" we got here back in March of 1992. Shut the University down for two or three days, which is unheard of; of course, that was under the previous president. We'd probably still be expected to truck in to campus under the current administration.
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Post by: trixi on February 13, 2006, 11:25:12 AM
Jan 7-8 (24hr period), 1996--Cincinnati.  We got 13 inches in that time period.  And believe it or not, I had to go to work.  Crazy people came in and yelled that the parking lot wasn't clear yet, though all the roads they used to get to the library weren't cleared either.  Anything for a video!  Sheesh.

I escaped the snow of 2004.  

I also remember having a lot of snow back in 78, but evidently we just got a lot that never melted, not a lot at one time.  We dug igloos out of the piles next to driveways.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 13, 2006, 11:49:36 AM
Back when I was in high school in upstate new york, we got around 2 feet of snow (might've been more) in maybe three hours. They closed school (after 11) and we all went home, I think we were back in school the next day or the day after. Later that year, the ice storm hit us really hard and we were out of school for five days--that was the longest school was ever closed while we were in the district. Our school year was extended that year to make up for it.
 
It took me two and half hours to drive home (from downtown dirton to just off I-71) when the big snow in '04 hit. I managed to be able to go 50-60 mph, I got funny looks from just about everyone--but they were going 30 and the lane I was in was pretty clear.
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Post by: redbobsled on February 13, 2006, 12:10:36 PM
Yeah, Christmas '04 in Cincinnati was a lot.  I think when I was a first-year at Kenyon, we had about 20+ inches from one storm up there.  I remember going sled RIDING down a big hill, and having the sleds just stop and sink into the snow because it was so deep.  We had to go to the farm and fleet store and buy tractor tire innertubes to use as sleds because they were the only things that could stay on the surface of the snow.
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Post by: Detta on February 13, 2006, 01:48:38 PM
Eh, I don't want to know.  I went to school at Cortland in New York (about 30 miles south of Syracuse).  I've seen too much snow.  That's why I moved to Richmond, VA.  Much less snow.

Incidentally, I got stuck in that shit yesterday.  We drove up to Parsippany on Friday and to Albany from there on Saturday morning.  Sunday, we drove back (in a Mini Cooper) to Parsippany and it was fine.  But our ride was VERY reluctant to drive us back from there to Richmond.  I finally convinced him around 8 or 9.  So we got home at 3:30.
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Post by: Dan on February 13, 2006, 01:59:31 PM
Well, we got 27.5 inches here this weekend.  But I didn't feel like it was the most I'd ever seen but that's probably because I generally stayed indoors and don't have to deal with the roads.  I dont know what was the most I've been in - December '04 in Cleveland was pretty rough, as was February '98 in Cincy.  I remember it being pretty bad in February '03 in DC...we even had a day off of work for that one.  Woo.
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Post by: SFG on February 13, 2006, 03:22:27 PM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
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It took me two and half hours to drive home (from downtown dirton to just off I-71) when the big snow in '04 hit. I managed to be able to go 50-60 mph, I got funny looks from just about everyone--but they were going 30 and the lane I was in was pretty clear.


I had to drive from oberlin to Cincinnati during the snow of 04, it took us about 7 and a half hours.  The first several hours involved driving over about an inch thick layer of ice on top of the asphalt.  I remember driving into Cinci, which got about half the snow we did up north, and wondering what the hell got into these people, the roads were better than anywhere else in the state.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 13, 2006, 03:39:59 PM
Quote from: "sfg"
I remember driving into Cinci, which got about half the snow we did up north, and wondering what the hell got into these people, the roads were better than anywhere else in the state.


They drive the same way if it's raining or if the sun is shining too brightly.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 14, 2006, 09:15:55 AM
QOTD

In honor of the day, what is the most romantic thing you've done or was done for you?



Back in high school, a guy wrote me a song and recorded it. That spoiled me for years.
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 14, 2006, 09:58:36 AM
It wasn't for Valentine's Day (which made it that much more special to me), but an old college boyfriend called me in the middle of the night when we were dating and sang "Digging Your Scene" by the Blow Monkeys to me. I still get all squishy inside whenever I hear that song.

Second to that would probably be the poem my former husband wrote for and then dedicated to me when it was published.
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Post by: clemsonfan on February 14, 2006, 10:03:25 AM
Years ago I made up a romantic scavenger hunt for Butter then took him to his choice of restaurant.

I guess I need to be more romantic.
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Post by: Butter on February 14, 2006, 10:05:23 AM
Either the surprise trip to a B&B in Gatlinburg for our first anniversary or the 2nd anniversary where we went to a fairly nice restaurant and I surprised her with diamond earrings.  It's gone downhill a bit the last few years, but I do try to keep up.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 14, 2006, 10:13:19 AM
While Steve was still driving over the road, I printed up little notes on nice paper and hid them throughout his old apartment and the stuff he took with him in the truck so he'd find them off and on throughout the week. It went over way better than when I sent  the vermont teddy bear to him at his terminal in Columbus.
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Post by: rva on February 14, 2006, 12:59:46 PM
I just spent five minutes trying to think of something romantic I've done for someone else or they did for me.  Here's what I came up with:  NOTHING.
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Post by: rva on February 14, 2006, 01:43:47 PM
Wait, I thought of something.  Remember in elementary school when everyone would decorate paper bags and then you had to buy a bunch of cards and put them in everyone's bag?  

I did that one year.
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Post by: kcneon on February 14, 2006, 04:57:28 PM
Quote from: "rva"
Wait, I thought of something.  Remember in elementary school when everyone would decorate paper bags and then you had to buy a bunch of cards and put them in everyone's bag?  

I did that one year.


THIS deserves one of C-Lando's Gold Star post of the day awards!!
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 15, 2006, 09:02:30 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite Girl Scout Cookie?


I had been a Samoa fan for years, but Thin Mints have edged back into the top spot. Tagalongs fill out the top three.
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Post by: SFG on February 15, 2006, 09:05:04 AM
Thin Mints.  the ones with the peanut butter aren't bad either, but thin mints own.
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Post by: clemsonfan on February 15, 2006, 09:06:04 AM
Peanut butter patties with Samoas and thin mints as runners up.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 15, 2006, 09:20:34 AM
The chocolate-covered peanut butter-filled ones, whatever the hell they're callingthem these days.
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Post by: Butter on February 15, 2006, 09:22:12 AM
Favorite Girl Scout Cookie:

Either the Jailbait Delites or the Lonely Den Mother Cremes.
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Post by: Megs79 on February 15, 2006, 09:26:02 AM
I agree Jonathan.  Are they tagalongs or something?  I could live on those.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 15, 2006, 09:38:17 AM
Thin mints, hands down.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on February 15, 2006, 09:50:31 AM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
Peanut butter patties with Samoas and thin mints on top.

That's more like it.
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Post by: Detta on February 15, 2006, 10:44:01 AM
Samoas
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Post by: redbobsled on February 15, 2006, 11:39:52 AM
Thin mints and samoas tie.  But, alas, I don't think I'll be having any this year.
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Post by: Dan on February 15, 2006, 11:57:50 AM
If a girl were to come to my door, I'd order 7 boxes of Samoas and 3 boxes of Tagalongs.  Man, some of the best $30 ever spent, that is.

Why are you asking this?  Are they for sale?  Are they already being delivered?  Did I miss Girl Scout Cookie Season again?  DAMMIT!
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Post by: clemsonfan on February 15, 2006, 12:01:35 PM
Well, they are being sold around here. Sadly I won't be able to eat any of the 3 boxes we ordered.
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Post by: Dan on February 15, 2006, 12:04:08 PM
Anyone want to order me my ten boxes and then ship them to me when they arrive?  I'll pay for shipping!!!  Mmmmm.....
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Post by: MissKitty on February 15, 2006, 12:28:26 PM
I think the ordering time might already have passed. I ordered *mumble mumble* boxes of Thin Mints and Tagalongs from various sources here at work.
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 15, 2006, 12:29:13 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What is your favorite Girl Scout Cookie? [...] I had been a Samoa fan for years [...] .


I'm beyond pissed that they've changed the name of Samoas to Caramel Delights (or whatever the hell it is). Fuckers.
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Post by: Atzend on February 15, 2006, 01:06:36 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
The chocolate-covered peanut butter-filled ones, whatever the hell they're callingthem these days.


By far my favorites too.

I haven't seen anyone around selling them this year.  Missed it last year too.  The world needs more girl scouts so I can have some cookies.
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Post by: trixi on February 15, 2006, 01:09:13 PM
Thin Mints
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Post by: Juliana on February 15, 2006, 01:32:25 PM
Think of it this way- You can always buy from the lazy girls (or the kids of the lazy moms) at Wal-Mart.
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Post by: berzerker on February 15, 2006, 03:22:38 PM
Samoas (thing is, I fuckin' hate coconut...) and PB Sammiches.
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Post by: Juliana on February 15, 2006, 03:23:21 PM
Samoas here are still called Samoas, btw
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Post by: Kwyjibo on February 15, 2006, 03:57:09 PM
It depends in some cases they all have different names, it must be regional.
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Post by: redbobsled on February 15, 2006, 04:04:26 PM
Remember when the peanut butter patties were called "hoedowns"?  I still think of them as hoedowns.
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Post by: rva on February 15, 2006, 04:32:51 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
Either the Jailbait Delites or the Lonely Den Mother Cremes.


The lustful man picks Jenny Lewis.
The lawful man picks Shelley Long.
The thinking man picks Kellie Martin.  And Thin Mints and Tagalongs.
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 15, 2006, 05:00:32 PM
Quote from: "Juliana"
Samoas here are still called Samoas, btw


WHAT? This is an outrage.  :redhotevil:
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Post by: Dan on February 15, 2006, 06:17:22 PM
Quote from: "Juliana"
Think of it this way- You can always buy from the lazy girls (or the kids of the lazy moms) at Wal-Mart.

Dammit...no Wal-Marts in NYC yet.  And come to think of it, I haven't seen too many girl scouts, either.  Grrrr...
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 15, 2006, 09:49:03 PM
Yep, I got my Girl Scout cookies Monday. Thin Mints are headed to the freezer, the Tagalongs (the peanut butter covered in chocolate) have been opened, and the Samoas are up next. Not that I need any of them, but I'm rationing them.

There are two different bakers for Girl Scout Cookies. The Little Brownie Bakers (http://www.littlebrowniebakers.com/) bake Thin Mints, Trefoils, Samoas®, Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs®, All Abouts, Lemon Coolers®, and Café Cookies. Those registered names are registered to Little Brownie Bakers and not the Girl Scouts. The second company, with 40% of the sales is ABC Bakers (http://www.girlscoutcookiesabc.com/), who bake Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Shortbread, Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Reduced Fat Lemon Pastry Cremes, Cartwheels, and Thanks-A-Lot. Each regional Girl Scout council decides which baker to use. The Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee, which is where I sold all my cookies growing up, and the Pines of Carolina council here in the Triangle have both gone with Little Brownie Bakers. Girl Scouts of Coastal Carolina, who I bought from a few years ago, had ABC Bakers. It wasn't until then that I learned there were two different bakers.

The outside sales are starting up. I've had success in the past buying outside of Eckerd's, so Dan, just keep you eyes open. Or if you're serious about having them shipped to you, I have my sources. The price has gone up to $3.50 a box, though.
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Post by: Dan on February 15, 2006, 10:37:08 PM
Yes, I'm serious about having them shipped.  And I can handle the extra $5 increase in price for such sugar-ed goodness.  Let me know what your sources have to say. This isn't about supporting girl scouts - it's about supporting my addiction.
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 15, 2006, 10:41:30 PM
Dan, I ordered Samoas and Thin Mints (and maybe Shortbreads, I can't remember), but I can't eat them now. If you want, I'll ship them to you when I get them. I think the delivery date is the end of February, but I'll check with my coworker tomorrow. Her daughter was selling them.
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Post by: scurvygirl on February 15, 2006, 10:46:54 PM
Quote from: "Juliana"
Think of it this way- You can always buy from the lazy girls (or the kids of the lazy moms) at Wal-Mart.


Ghetto scouts!!!


I like the thin mints and Samoas.
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Post by: trixi on February 15, 2006, 10:47:46 PM
Dan, let me know as well.  I have a friend who's a troop leader and they always have extras
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Post by: snakelady on February 15, 2006, 10:55:46 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
. The price has gone up to $3.50 a box, though.


Wow!  My daughter is selling and they are $3.00 this year.  

BTW, they use ABC Bakers and even after going door-to-door my little badge-earner is going to sell at Ace Hardware too.
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Post by: snakelady on February 15, 2006, 10:57:05 PM
And cast my vote for Thin Mints too.  =P~
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Post by: Dan on February 15, 2006, 11:32:13 PM
Aha!  I knew I could count on randomville for something.  I'll help out whigs first because I can pretend that I'm saving those little buggers from an unappreciative death...let me know when they arrive and then we'll figure it out.  Trixi, if hers aren't enough then i'll be in contact with you.  Thanks for the offer.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 16, 2006, 08:11:08 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
Yep, I got my Girl Scout cookies Monday. Thin Mints are headed to the freezer, the Tagalongs (the peanut butter covered in chocolate) have been opened, and the Samoas are up next. Not that I need any of them, but I'm rationing them.

There are two different bakers for Girl Scout Cookies. The Little Brownie Bakers (http://www.littlebrowniebakers.com/) bake Thin Mints, Trefoils, Samoas®, Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs®, All Abouts, Lemon Coolers®, and Café Cookies. Those registered names are registered to Little Brownie Bakers and not the Girl Scouts. The second company, with 40% of the sales is ABC Bakers (http://www.girlscoutcookiesabc.com/), who bake Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Shortbread, Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Reduced Fat Lemon Pastry Cremes, Cartwheels, and Thanks-A-Lot. Each regional Girl Scout council decides which baker to use. The Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee, which is where I sold all my cookies growing up, and the Pines of Carolina council here in the Triangle have both gone with Little Brownie Bakers. Girl Scouts of Coastal Carolina, who I bought from a few years ago, had ABC Bakers. It wasn't until then that I learned there were two different bakers.

The outside sales are starting up. I've had success in the past buying outside of Eckerd's, so Dan, just keep you eyes open. Or if you're serious about having them shipped to you, I have my sources. The price has gone up to $3.50 a box, though.


Well, that explains why the Peanut Butter cookies "changed" a few years ago - they didn't, but the baker did.

For the record, ABC Bakers has the best Peanut Butter patties, I guess. I used to like them more than I did, so Pines of Carolina must have switched to Little Brownie a few years ago. I did notice that switch to "Tagalogs" but I guess I thought it was a Girl Scout thing.

Boo Little Brownie! Yay ABC!
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 16, 2006, 08:52:47 AM
QOTD

What language(s) other than English do you speak/did you study?



I took French in high school, but due to my terrible pronunciation, my high school French teacher suggested I take German in college. So I did. I wouldn't say I could speak it, either.
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Post by: berzerker on February 16, 2006, 08:58:59 AM
Took French for 2 years in middle school, and 2 years in HS. Came in handy when I went to France right after HS. Can't speak it that well, and can't hardly understand people who actually are French, but i can make my way around a menu, and not be a "stupid lazy American" if I go back.
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Post by: Juliana on February 16, 2006, 09:10:14 AM
I took 3 years of Spanish.  Sadly though, I can't speak it.  It's a shame, you know, with the being half Mexican and all...
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Post by: Butter on February 16, 2006, 09:13:55 AM
I studied Canadian for several years, but I could never get the inflection of "toque" right.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 16, 2006, 09:21:51 AM
Studied Spanish for four years. Also know some Dutch. And I can understand what CR and Rafe are saying, as well.
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Post by: Detta on February 16, 2006, 09:30:05 AM
I also took French in HS/College and I also have terrible prounounciation.  Yeah, speaking French with a thick Long Island accent is not so graceful.

I wish I took Spanish now.  60% of the music I listen to is in Spanish.  I think they're singing about germs.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 16, 2006, 09:33:01 AM
I took spanish in middle school and high school, can still speak a little. I know a little italian from my vocal studies in high school and college but not enough to do me any good.
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Post by: kcneon on February 16, 2006, 09:34:44 AM
I attempted Spanish.  I seem to have a mental block learning languages.  Would like to now, but haven't made time for it.
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Post by: clemsonfan on February 16, 2006, 10:04:36 AM
I studied French and German in high school. I also took French in college (because I had to to graduate). I can't speak any language, including English, very well.
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Post by: Action Jim on February 16, 2006, 10:28:41 AM
Spanish and Latin in high school.  Just spanish in college.  I also know a few swear words in Italian.

Quote from: "Jonathan"
I can understand what CR and Rafe are saying, as well.


Could you help me out with that?  The fact that they replace all pronouns and adjectives with swearing gets me confused sometimes.  I find myself  thinking "which cunt are we talking about again?"  It's like that South Park episode with the aliens from the planet Marklar, where all people, places, and things are called Marklar.
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Post by: MissKitty on February 16, 2006, 10:37:10 AM
1 year of French in middle school
2 years of Spanish in high school
1 year of Spanish in college
1 year of Russian in college
2 years of Japanese in college

I can't speak more than a smattering of any of them now.

I suck.
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 16, 2006, 10:45:35 AM
2 years of Spanish in high school
3 semesters of German in college

I can read German better than I can speak it, but I'll never forget our conversational exercises:

"Fussbal, nein! Limonade, ya."

At some point, I will learn to speak Greek.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 16, 2006, 10:59:19 AM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
Quote from: "Jonathan"
I can understand what CR and Rafe are saying, as well.


Could you help me out with that?  The fact that they replace all pronouns and adjectives with swearing gets me confused sometimes.

Bob's your uncle, you cunting cunt.
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Post by: SFG on February 16, 2006, 11:04:09 AM
I took 3 years of Latin in highschool and 1 year in college.
2 years of spanish in Highschool
2 quarters worth of French so far, i need 4 more quarters worth to graduate
and a smattering of klingon.
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Post by: Megs79 on February 16, 2006, 11:11:18 AM
I took french starting in 7th grade and minored in it in college.  I also took one year of intermediate self-paced spanish in college.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on February 16, 2006, 11:18:34 AM
I took Latin in high school.  Now that I've taken all the standardized tests I will be taking in life, it is proving to be useless....oh, except I guess it helps me to be able to understand some Italian.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on February 16, 2006, 12:17:20 PM
I took seven consecutive years of Spanish (8th grade through sophomore year of college) and I still suck at it.  I know that the only way I'd really pick it up is to go to a Spanish speaking country and live there (a year minimum, I've decided).  I'm not exactly well on my way to acheiving that, though.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: trixi on February 16, 2006, 01:37:06 PM
I can read and write Spanish better than I can speak it, but can get by if one talks slowly.
I also am semi-fluent in ASL
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on February 16, 2006, 01:40:22 PM
The only thing I know how to say in sign language is "I know sign language".

So basically every sign that comes out of my hands is a bold faced lie.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Atzend on February 16, 2006, 02:56:06 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
And I can understand what CR and Rafe are saying, as well.


I've never had that much of a difficulty understanding british dialect either.  I get lost on a bit of the slang, but it doesn't sound that much like  strange moon man language to me.

I took a year of Spanish and a year of French in high school.  Didn't do well in either.  I do have a fondness for some german words, but don't know any actually sentences other than "I am a donut" and I am an outsider".
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 16, 2006, 03:05:11 PM
• Danish

"skol!"

• American

Fr'instance..... "Aluminum"
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on February 16, 2006, 03:29:44 PM
Quote from: "trixi"
I can [...] get by if one talks slowly.


And this would differ from your English how?   :physassult:
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: rva on February 16, 2006, 03:42:03 PM
I actually have extreme difficulty understanding a lot of people from the UK.  BBC newscasts are fine, but some of the local commentary for soccer matches throws me.  

Nearly all of the regional, more blue collar dialect confuses the crap out of me.  I can get it, but I have to ask people to repeat themselves a lot.  For that matter, there's people from Virginia that can confuse me with their accents.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on February 16, 2006, 04:17:19 PM
I forgot I can understand extreme mumbling and I am fluent in southern.

You may think southern isn't a foreign language but just go to some remote sections of the south and you'll change your mind.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Rafe on February 16, 2006, 04:23:42 PM
I used to speak French pretty well, but am now rusty. Give me a month or two in Belgium or France again, though, and I'd be up to snuff pretty quickly I think. I also know the very basics in a couple of other European languages, gleaned from my time living on the mainland and working with several different nationalities where our only common tongue is foreign - or lwyrnd due to my bastard gene pool. I'm proudest of my German - I speak it pretty well, and am entirely self-taught. A personal achievement that always surprised me, really.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: scurvygirl on February 16, 2006, 05:52:45 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What language(s) other than English do you speak/did you study?


I took like 8 years of french.  Can't speak it for merde.  Can read some of it and can maybe pick out a word or two hearing it spoken.

English english is interesting.  From watching certain British shows like Shameless, I'm pretty good with the dialog and the slang.  The northern accent is a helluva thing to get used to.

I am also fluent in drunk chat.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on February 16, 2006, 05:56:21 PM
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
English english is interesting.  From watching certain British shows like Shameless, I'm pretty good with the dialog and the slang.  The northern accent is a helluva thing to get used to.

Speaking of which (because it seems like the farther north you go the more the accent gets muddled), I'm always amused when I watch a movie set in Scotland with actual Scots and they have freakin' subtitles! Which pisses me off, because I don't need 'em and they just distract me.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 17, 2006, 09:11:43 AM
QOTD

When you write, do you print or use cursive? Or have you given up writing by hand entirely in favor of the computer?



I didn't like being told how to write in elementary school, so when we were allowed to choose, I went back to printing in sixth grade. When I've had job applications that required copying a paragraph in cursive, I had the hardest time doing it.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 17, 2006, 09:14:57 AM
I usually print but if I'm in a hurry I'll use cursive. I only use the computer if I don't have the time to write out a rough draft or am without a legal pad.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Juliana on February 17, 2006, 09:20:19 AM
my writing is sort of a combo of cursive and printing.  I like the way it looks.
Oddly enough, its close to the way my mom and sisters all write too.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on February 17, 2006, 09:22:08 AM
I write in all caps. Obviously, it's printing, not cursive.

If I wrote in cursive you wouldn't be able to read it.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on February 17, 2006, 09:22:27 AM
Print.  I don't get cursive.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on February 17, 2006, 09:24:57 AM
My cursive never advanced beyond 4th grade, so unless I want to look like I am mentally deficient, I stick with printing.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 17, 2006, 09:25:21 AM
I print almost everything.  My friends called me typewriter in highschool because my printing is very even and straight.  I have to think about writing in cursive.

Why do they even teach kids cursive anymore?  Nobody uses it and those that do shouldn't.  My mother writes in cursive and you might as well be looking at a bunch of preschool' scribblings.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on February 17, 2006, 09:29:36 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
I write in all caps. Obviously, it's printing, not cursive.

If I wrote in cursive you wouldn't be able to read it.


I'M JUST GLAD THAT DOESN'T CARRY OVER TO THE INTERNET.  BECAUSE THAT WOULD TOTALLY BE ANNOYING, YOU KNOW?  

BY THE WAY, I'M A PRINTER, TOO.  I HATE CURSIVE.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on February 17, 2006, 09:31:31 AM
I use cursive for things that I write for myself or other adults. Since I watch kids all the time, I print a good bit too. I print out the words that they want to know how to spell. So I use both cursive and print equally.

I used to have a handwriting analysis book in college. I'm not sure what happened to it but I made Butter write me a page in cursive when we started dating so I could analyze his handwriting.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 17, 2006, 11:03:11 AM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
I made Butter write me a page in cursive when we started dating so I could analyze his handwriting.


It confirmed he was a douchebag, right?

I do cursive, but only across the top of a ruler or straight edge, a very bad habit culled from my technical drawing education.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on February 17, 2006, 11:38:36 AM
I'd say 90% printing and 10% cursive. My signature is very unconventional cursive; most other cursive I do tends to occur when scribbing things down in a hurry.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on February 17, 2006, 11:46:08 AM
I'm a strange mix.  My notes are mostly print...with mix...cursive.  Ahhh, I don't know.  I just write.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Atzend on February 17, 2006, 12:03:08 PM
A blend of both.  My handwriting shifts depending on what I'm writing.  Notes are a sharp cursive, applications mostly printing, and for whatever else a blend of both.  My signature on the other hand is scribble.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on February 17, 2006, 12:09:51 PM
a combo, but it's mostly printing with the occasional loop.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on February 17, 2006, 12:23:10 PM
I almost always write in cursive.

When I worked titles at ADESA I was required to print everything, so I took CR's trick of using a ruler and it worked great. If I don't use a ruler, my printing is awful.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: rva on February 17, 2006, 12:28:32 PM
The only time I use cursive is for my signature, and my signature sucks.

It's weird.  My printing isn't going to win any style points but at least it's neat.  

My cursive is not just completely illegible, it's actually so aesthetically ugly it's offensive.  It will anger you that such an abomination exists.  It's so bad that were I to hone my mutant cursive skills it might actually warp reality and allow me to fly or control the minds of my enemies.  The problem is, I'm not a bad guy.  So if tried to hone my skills I'd have to read my own writing and the inherent evilness of it would drive me mad.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: berzerker on February 17, 2006, 03:15:07 PM
Printing, usually a combo of all caps and lowercase. I'm sure that's leftover from my technical drafting days.

Some of my lowercase is tricky to read, since my "f"s look like really long "(lowercase L)"s. Some of the other letters blend together, and become something else.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Buzzstein on February 17, 2006, 03:34:12 PM
Yesterday:
I took two years of Spanish in high school.  Did OK in Spanish one but I barely  passed Spanish two.

Today:
I don't write at all anymore, but I had great hand writing.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Juliana on February 17, 2006, 03:36:17 PM
I love to write.  I can sit and write my name over and over and over again.  There's just something about the feel of a pen.  And, again, this is something my mom and my sisters do as well.  I think we're just weird girls.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: trixi on February 17, 2006, 05:04:03 PM
I print almost all the time.  2 exceptions: my signature and when I fill out evals for things (classes, teachers, etc).  Since I never write in cursive, the teacher would be unable to recognize my writing, thus attempting that anonymous eval.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on February 17, 2006, 05:28:56 PM
Have you ever thought about changing your name from Trixi to Trixter?  ;-)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: trixi on February 17, 2006, 05:40:49 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
Have you ever thought about changing your name from Trixi to Trixter?  ;-)


I was thinking of writing some love notes the same way but I still have to work out the postmark issues  :-
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on February 17, 2006, 06:24:18 PM
Heh-heh-heh.  :twisted:
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: scurvygirl on February 17, 2006, 08:37:21 PM
Cursive sucks.  I like printing.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on February 20, 2006, 09:27:10 AM
QOTD:

What would you like to learn more about?



Here's 5 things that I want to know more about:
1) The Korean War
2) The Bosnian genocide
3) Asian History
4) South American History
5) Vikings

Can you tell that I'm a history buff?
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on February 20, 2006, 09:31:30 AM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
5) Vikings


Here you go: (http://www.minnesotavikings.com)

(http://www.kitbag.com/product_images/large/vikings-mini-nfl.jpg)

I would like to learn more about home improvement... I almost think I could be handy if I weren't so darned clumsy.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on February 20, 2006, 09:36:38 AM
I don't usually set out as wanting to learn more about any specific area or focus. I just read stuff that seems interesting to me at the time.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on February 20, 2006, 10:12:04 AM
1.  Auto repair.  I took an intro to auto repair class about 5 years ago but it didn't teach me what I wanted to learn.  You know...basic oil change (well, I could do that already anyway), tune-up, brakes etc.  We learned way too much about wheel alignment.  As if any of us can do that at home.

2.  Civil War.  I also took a civil war class, maybe 4 years ago.  Again, I don't feel like I learned that much from it.

3.  Salsa dancing.  I can salsa dance well.  But I'd like to learn some new moves.



Butter, you should try out Home Improvement for Dummies.  I have that one.  It's actually pretty good.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: SFG on February 20, 2006, 10:20:38 AM
I'd like to learn about auto repair as well.  I know a little bit that i've inferred from knowing a thing or two about fixing tractors.

other stuff i want to learn about-
-string theory
-historical uses of control technologies- I'm obsessed after reading James Beniger's The Control Revolution
-globalization
-more postmodernism
-i know a bit about furniture making, i'd like to know more
-relatedly, i'd like to know how to use a lathe
-i need to get more into the Frankfurt School

i'm such a nerd.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Juliana on February 20, 2006, 10:45:26 AM
-I'd like to take another framing class.
-I'd like to learn to sew for this upcoming project Kwyj and I have in the works (or are talking about getting in the works)
-I'd really like to take some art classes.  Drawing or pottery or painting or something.  
-I'd like to learn to knit or crochet.

Um, so yeah, basically I want a hobby
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: berzerker on February 20, 2006, 10:51:10 AM
Painting, like, acrylics and oils and stuff.
I'd love to have a woodshop at my disposal, so I could build some of the furniture in my head.
There's such a wide variety of history that I'd like to know more about, such as Asian history.
Ballroom dancing.
Maybe learn to play guitar...
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Atzend on February 20, 2006, 11:14:41 AM
-Learn more about knitting, crocheting and sewing
-Take some more psychology, sociology, and pop culture classes
-Be able to learn and put into practice more home improvement and decorating type stuff.  
-Learn about operating a small business
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on February 20, 2006, 03:42:37 PM
Here's two that I picked up from my "Urban History" class:

1) This history of Constantinople/Istanbul
2) Not so much the history of Venice, but the reasons and technical jibberjabber behind Venice

Unrelated, but also related:
3) The recent history of Dubai
4) Carpentry
5) Auto repair (wait, only if I have a car...which hopefully will be never)
6) Home repair
7) Fashion
8) Making Money
9) Computery stuff, like why the hell my xp machine used to be able to see my WIN2K machine, but can't now.  

There's so much.  I could keep this going all day.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: scurvygirl on February 20, 2006, 05:28:24 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
QOTD: What would you like to learn more about?


crafty stuff: knitting, polymer clay, sewing
academics: psychology
bonus: how not to flunk at life.  that would be really swell, ya know?
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on February 20, 2006, 05:43:59 PM
Quote from: "Sarcastica"

bonus: how not to flunk at life.  that would be really swell, ya know?


Yeah.  If you figure that one out, shoot me an e-mail or something.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: purple_octopus on February 20, 2006, 09:24:55 PM
I would like to learn how to weld.  I also want to learn how to build an airplane.  And then I want to build one.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: rva on February 20, 2006, 11:21:56 PM
I'd like to learn how to sing.  I also badly need lessons in social skills.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on February 20, 2006, 11:36:18 PM
Quote from: "purple_octopus"
I would like to learn how to weld.  I also want to learn how to build an airplane.  And then I want to build one.

 =D> for all of those.  Well said.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 20, 2006, 11:47:02 PM
Nothing is really clamouring for my attention these days. If I was to go back to school, I'd pick up my Public Health Certification, but that probably would just be documenting what I've picked up on the job the past 10 years.

Oh, there's always learning how not to be so independent.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 21, 2006, 08:48:49 AM
QOTD

Since yesterday was Presidents' Day, who is your favorite president?



I always liked Andrew Jackson - proabably since his home was only a few miles away from where I grew up. Thomas Jefferson is a close second.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on February 21, 2006, 08:59:05 AM
William Henry Harrison

Stubborn.  My kinda guy.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 21, 2006, 09:04:46 AM
Yesterday: I'd like to learn how to weld, don't really know why.  I'd like to learn a job skill that might actually be marketable to an employer.  Like my wife, I need a hobby... I already know how to crochet though.

Today: I really don't know.  My politics have done a complete 180 since 2000, I wonder how the hell that happened?  I guess I'd have to say Carter... such a cute old man with so many good things to teach the world, and by example too... not just by running his mouth.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Juliana on February 21, 2006, 09:07:04 AM
Jefferson
Jackson
Johnson (felt kinda bad for the guy)
Wilson
Both Roosevelts
Carter
Clinton

I think I'm legally obligated to like Benjamin Harrison too, just because he's a fellow Miamian

Also, being the history nerd, it's hard for me to narrow the list (obviously)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on February 21, 2006, 09:20:52 AM
Thomas Jefferson was HOT.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on February 21, 2006, 09:52:36 AM
Quote from: "Detta"
Thomas Jefferson was HOT.


I totally agree! I'm glad I'm not the only one...

Even though he was never president, I also think Alexander Hamilton  is HOT.

As for favorite presidents:
Thomas Jefferson
Abe Lincoln
Woodrow Wilson
John Kennedy
both Roosevelt's
Jimmy Carter
Bill Clinton
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 21, 2006, 10:19:19 AM
Yesterday: I'd like to learn how to use the lathe that's in Elise's room here at the office. I'd also like to learn how to make pasteries, cheese, and artisan breads. Taking up spanish and either japanese or mandarin would be cool too (might still do this, barnes & noble has pilseur (sp?) language tapes for $19.95 each (or $39.95 for the more expanded coursework)) and would probably help me in my job (the mandarin anyway). Oh, and getting a degree in paralegal studies. I think that's it.

Today:
John Adams
Bill Clinton
The Roosevelts
JFK
Abe Lincoln
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on February 21, 2006, 10:27:52 AM
JFK
FDR
T. Roosevelt
Carter
Clinton

And my favorite vice president is: John C. Calhoun
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on February 21, 2006, 10:33:19 AM
Rutherford B. Hayes

Sure, he probably never should have been president, as he entered the White House in about as dubious circumstances as G.W. Bush. But he lived in Fremont, the town where my dad grew up, and his home, Spiegel Grove (http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/spiegelgrove/), is now a park/museum. When I was a kid visiting my grandparents, I used to ride my bike all around there as it was about two blocks from their house.

Plus, when he left the White House, he took the gates with them and had them installed at Spiegel Grove. He took the fucking gates to the White House! How hard core is that?
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on February 21, 2006, 10:34:01 AM
Woodrow Wilson.  Sure, he was hard-headed about things at the end of the Great War, but he was so far ahead of his time in thinking about how nations had to interact with one another in the modern world that most people just couldn't get it.  

Honorable mentions:  Bill Clinton (a Democrat who runs a surplus!?), and Millard Fillmore (new motto:  "Since 2000, no longer the most incompetent president ever!").
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on February 21, 2006, 10:38:48 AM
Quote from: "MissKitty"
I also think Alexander Hamilton is HOT.

FUCK YEAH!!!  Everyone thinks I'm weird for that!

(http://www.acclaimimages.com/_gallery/_SM/0019-0405-0418-4733_SM.jpg)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on February 21, 2006, 10:44:02 AM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
And my favorite vice president is: John C. Calhoun


My favorite vice-president is now Dick Cheney, because he had the balls to have a beer, shoot a 78 year old man in the face, and then blame it on him.  Dick Cheney hauls his balls around in a wheelbarrow.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: trixi on February 21, 2006, 11:27:50 AM
Yesterday:  I'd like to learn some basic auto and home repair stuff, how to crochet, tennis, and some studies on the Civil War and the Holocaust.

Today:  Abe Lincoln  (a very distant relative in the family tree)  and FDR who put the first swimming pool in at the White House
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on February 21, 2006, 11:39:56 AM
Lincoln rocks!

(http://www.magixl.com/caric./globe/lincoln.gif)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on February 21, 2006, 02:23:58 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Rutherford B. Hayes

Sure, he probably never should have been president, as he entered the White House in about as dubious circumstances as G.W. Bush. But he lived in Fremont, the town where my dad grew up, and his home, Spiegel Grove (http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/spiegelgrove/), is now a park/museum. When I was a kid visiting my grandparents, I used to ride my bike all around there as it was about two blocks from their house.

Plus, when he left the White House, he took the gates with them and had them installed at Spiegel Grove. He took the fucking gates to the White House! How hard core is that?


I like him too.  He's a fellow Kenyon alum.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on February 21, 2006, 02:32:48 PM
The reason John C. Calhoun is my favorite vice president is because Clemson University is on his former estate. In fact, his house is still standing on the campus and they give free tours. He willed his estate to his son-in-law, Thomas Greene Clemson. Thomas Greene Clemson then left the estate to the state of South Carolina.

So without John C. Calhoun there would be no Clemson University.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Juliana on February 21, 2006, 02:45:12 PM
I also like Taft.  Yeah, Taft.  Just because I think it's cool that he was Chief Justice after he was President.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on February 21, 2006, 02:57:41 PM
No one's mentioned so many good ones.  Polk - the expansionist president.  What about Gover Cleveland, the man with a kickin' last name and the balls to lose the presidency and then decide he wanted it back and run again.  Man...what a guy.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on February 21, 2006, 03:04:15 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
What about Grover Cleveland, the man with a kickin' last name and the balls to lose the presidency and then decide he wanted it back and run again.  Man...what a guy.

Not to mention the illegitimate child that he fathered. Can't quite see anyone doing that today. At least, not while running for president.

Polk went to Carolina. Whoop-dee-doo. He's still a douche.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Megs79 on February 21, 2006, 03:12:33 PM
Franklin Pierce.  He was a poor to mediocre prez, but he's from NH, so he's my homeboy.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Atzend on February 21, 2006, 05:36:32 PM
Thomas Jefferson
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 22, 2006, 08:51:04 AM
QOTD

What items do you put in a salad?



I like a mixture of lettuce and spinach with tomatoes, cucumbers, a little bit of shredded carrot, egg, bacon, mushrooms, and dressing. I'll add croutons or some type of nut on occasion.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on February 22, 2006, 09:22:32 AM
I'm against tomatoes and cucumbers, which stinks b/c that's usually what you get on a salas at a resteraunt.

I like cheese, croutons, sliced almonds, broccoli, cauliflower, and sometimes some hard boiled egg is good.  Bacon bits too, but I feel like that's pushing my luck.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on February 22, 2006, 09:35:31 AM
romaine lettuce, spinach, mushrooms, olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, hard boiled egg, parmesan cheese, sunflower seeds, and alfalfa sprouts.

The type of dressing I use depends on my mood.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on February 22, 2006, 10:05:50 AM
I love any type of lettuce. My favorite toppings are:
cherry tomatoes, shredded carrot, snow peas, garbanzo beans, sprouts, broccoli, califlower, spinach, diced celery, raisins, and shredded cabbage, topped with a sprinkling of shredded swiss.

If I'm going the dressing route (because a lot of the time I eat salads without dressing) I usually choose a light or fat-free Italian. If I make my own dressing, it's an oil/vinegar/spices/mustard combo that is the total chippity.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Atzend on February 22, 2006, 10:58:49 AM
My ideal salad would consist of romaine lettuce, spinach, cottage cheese, a blend of shredded cheese, croutons, peas, red onions, a few green peppers, beets, mushrooms, sunflower seeds, hard boiled egg and thousand island dressing.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Buzzstein on February 22, 2006, 11:01:47 AM
sunflower seeds and cottage cheese? bleh
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on February 22, 2006, 11:47:10 AM
Applesauce.

I don't eat salads.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 22, 2006, 11:53:52 AM
My perfect salad would have: mixed greens (radicchio, frizze, etc.), spinach, carrots, cucumbers, bells peppers, grape tomatoes, alfalfa sprouts, sunflower seeds, shredded cheese, croutons, and then dressing. The choice of dressing would depend on what all was available, I prefer ranch but have been on a vinagrette kick lately.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on February 22, 2006, 11:55:56 AM
Pretty much every night now for dinner I have a big Romaine salad with shredded carrots and radicchio, low-fat feta cheese, diced chicken breast, roasted almonds, and Newman's Own light balsamic vinaigrette.

YUM!   \:D/
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Post by: trixi on February 22, 2006, 01:16:41 PM
As with most other food things, I'm pretty plain.  Lettuce, tomato, egg and some chicken breast.  With Newman's light Balsamic Vinaigrette.  If I have no chicken, I'll toss on some bacos

If I'd order a salad, I love cheese and croutons, but I try not to keep that stuff around at home 8-)
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Post by: c-lando on February 22, 2006, 03:54:35 PM
It's not a GREAT salad to me unless there are some chick peas involved. Otherwise, it's just a dull lettuce party.
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Post by: SFG on February 22, 2006, 04:10:35 PM
i like a good caesar salad, so whatever comes on that.

oh, and oranges.  the little ones.  that shit is genius.
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Post by: scurvygirl on February 22, 2006, 04:54:30 PM
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
sunflower seeds and cottage cheese? bleh


Mmm but it's SO good!

That's what I like on my salads.  Also grape tomatoes and banana peppers.
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Post by: redbobsled on February 22, 2006, 05:47:09 PM
It must have CORN (and tomatoes and carrots and onions and green peppers), but mostly CORN.
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Post by: snakelady on February 22, 2006, 08:30:54 PM
Almonds, dried cranberries, gorgonzola and balsamic vinegar on assorted baby leafies.
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Post by: Dan on February 22, 2006, 11:13:41 PM
I like lots of stuff.  It's nothing usually consistent.  

Copying everyone else's suggestions, I've enjoyed:
-spinach with tomatoes, cucumbers, a little bit of shredded carrot, egg, bacon, mushrooms
-cheese, croutons, sliced almonds, broccoli
-romaine lettuce, spinach, mushrooms, olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, hard boiled egg, parmesan cheese, sunflower seeds
-cherry tomatoes, shredded carrot, snow peas, broccoli, spinach, raisins, and  topped with a sprinkling of shredded swiss.

Okay, I'm bored with cut-and-paste.  You get the idea.  I like the oranges comment, sfg.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 23, 2006, 08:23:20 AM
QOTD

How do you protect yourself from the rain?



I'm an umbrella user, but when it's coming down really hard, I add a raincoat.
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Post by: clemsonfan on February 23, 2006, 08:28:01 AM
I like using umbrellas but I rarely have one handy when its raining. So usually I have no protection.
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Post by: Butter on February 23, 2006, 08:43:23 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
How do you protect yourself from the rain?


If I'm wearing a coat, then a hood.  Otherwise, nothing.
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Post by: Detta on February 23, 2006, 09:27:18 AM
I have a rain slicker and rain hat ala The Gordon Fisherman.  But mine is black with pink plaid lining.
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 23, 2006, 09:52:01 AM
Umbrella and blue wellies
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Post by: redbobsled on February 23, 2006, 10:00:48 AM
I have pink rain boots and an awesome Orla Kiely umbrella.  It doesn't rain enough to use them enough.  :(
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Post by: Bluelupis on February 23, 2006, 10:51:52 AM
I try my darnest not to go out in it.  Great excuse to call off work and kill monsters and save the universe all day.  If I really gotta usually a baseball hat is my only protection from the rain.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 23, 2006, 11:14:54 AM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
I like using umbrellas but I rarely have one handy when its raining. So usually I have no protection.

What she said.
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Post by: Atzend on February 23, 2006, 11:16:29 AM
I love the rain when it's about 60 degrees or above and prefer no protection.  A cold rain I usually pull my scarf up over my head.  I don't think I even own an umbrella anymore, not that I would really use it if I did.
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Post by: Dan on February 23, 2006, 11:40:59 AM
I have an umbrella and some shoes that I purposefully bought for their water-resistance.  And a couple of my coats are decent at repelling water.
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Post by: c-lando on February 23, 2006, 11:53:40 AM
I have several umbrellas that I never use and a poncho that I rarely use. On a good day, I'm wearing a hoodie and I can wear the hood. But, for the most part, I protect myself by running and swearing.
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Post by: MissKitty on February 23, 2006, 12:23:09 PM
I'm a real raincoat dweeb.  I have a British wax jacket (http://www.britishwaxjackets.com/bwjeng/pages/proddetails.asp?id=1400) for heavy duty winter rainfall, a light slicker for summer, and a lovely Mac for spring and fall.

Plus a multitude of umbrellas: a tiny pocket-sized one, a regular sized one with music notes all over it, and two f*ckoff HUGE brollies designed for golfers.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 23, 2006, 12:34:02 PM
An umbrella if it's handy otherwise, I just run and swear (except if it's a warm summer rain, then I walk and enjoy)
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Post by: Mr Pink on February 23, 2006, 12:41:59 PM
Seems I've been slacking on the QOTDs lately...

Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What language(s) other than English do you speak/did you study?


Spanish & Italian.

My espanol is a little weak these days, though.

Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

When you write, do you print or use cursive? Or have you given up writing by hand entirely in favor of the computer?


I print. Pretty much all caps.

Quote from: "clemsonfan"
QOTD:

What would you like to learn more about?


Nothing. I'm lazy like that.

Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Since yesterday was Presidents' Day, who is your favorite president?


Andrew Jackson. He was bat-shit crazy.

Last 2 questions:

I don't eat salads.
I don't protect myself from the rain.
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Post by: SFG on February 23, 2006, 01:21:06 PM
I usually run.  or i'm wearing a hoody, hopefully.

i don't own an umbrella.  i should though.
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Post by: Buzzstein on February 23, 2006, 01:23:48 PM
I can't go out in the rain.  I melt.
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Post by: scurvygirl on February 23, 2006, 05:02:47 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

How do you protect yourself from the rain?


I have a Batz Maru umbrella that my mommy bought me because she thinks I'm still 5, which sometimes I totally act like.

But it's really more an issue of do I WANT to protect myself from the rain.  Lots of times that's a no.  <3 the rain!
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 23, 2006, 05:11:49 PM
I must learn to read slower. I read the following and thought WTF?!!

Quote from: "Dan"
....a couple of my cats are decent at repelling water.


I'm English. We love the rain. You pussies with your coats and your umbrellas and your fancy-dandy water-repelling shoes...

How are you going to turn into a damp squib like me if you don't go out and get drenched every so often?

It's not as if anybody walks very far in this country anyway

Sorry. Need sleep.
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Post by: Dan on February 23, 2006, 05:31:07 PM
Hahah.  Cats as umbrellas.  That's a good use for them.

Yeah, CR, I sort of agree.  Rain took on a new meaning to me once I got to NYC and had to walk in it for more than two minutes.  Suddenly I was out getting rain gear all the time.  I think it rained for two weeks straight at least twice during my tenure here.  Not fun.
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Post by: snakelady on February 23, 2006, 09:47:02 PM
I'm compulsive about having umbrellas everywhere.  One lives in my briefcase, one in my car, three or four in the front coat closet.  Not only can I protect myself, but I can usually offer one up to a friend.

But I also agree that a summer rain deserves nothing except for kicking off the shoes.
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Post by: trixi on February 23, 2006, 09:54:35 PM
Umbrella if I'm going to/from work or any other major distance.  Otherwise, I just deal with it...take things at a quicker pace.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 24, 2006, 09:36:14 AM
QOTD

Where's your favorite place to read?



I like to read stretched out on my couch.
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Post by: Chespo on February 24, 2006, 09:40:50 AM
Don't own an umbrella; I used to like the compact, one-button-both-opens-and-closes models, but kept loaning them to spouse and mother, who never gave them back or lost them. Now I just don't bother. And being bald, I don't stress about getting my hair wet; when I get rained on, I just wipe it off.
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Post by: Atzend on February 24, 2006, 10:01:15 AM
Depends on what I'm reading.  If it's a book I'm reading for my own enjoyment I like to curl up in bed.  If it's for a class a coffeeshop or perkins.
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Post by: clemsonfan on February 24, 2006, 10:09:18 AM
I like to read on my couch.
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Post by: Detta on February 24, 2006, 10:15:17 AM
At the beach.

(You can see why I don't bother learning how to read.  The beach is 2 hours away.)
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 24, 2006, 10:50:09 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Where's your favorite place to read?


Fiji
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Post by: Jonathan on February 24, 2006, 11:32:57 AM
On the crapper.

It's quality "me" time. :lol:
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Post by: redbobsled on February 24, 2006, 11:33:30 AM
If it's for fun, or for my YA class, I'll read anywhere - on the couch, in the tub, in bed, at the dining room table, at my desk at work, while waiting in lines.

If it's for non-fun, then I have to read at a desk okr at the dining room table, or I will fall asleep.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 24, 2006, 11:34:52 AM
Either the couch or one of the chairs in our front room. Nowadays, if I read in bed, I get sleepy.
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Post by: Action Jim on February 24, 2006, 11:50:26 AM
I like to read outdoors, in the spring or fall. Give me a lawnchair or hammock, a good book and a nice, sunny day.
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Post by: Wocket on February 24, 2006, 12:02:17 PM
in bed, at work, or on the bus
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Post by: MissKitty on February 24, 2006, 12:32:13 PM
In bed, on the sofa, at work.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on February 24, 2006, 01:44:56 PM
Bed mostly though I'm getting so I can't stay awake long enough.  I hate our couch so I can't even begin to read there, though that's where I would prefer to read if I could stand it.
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Post by: Juliana on February 24, 2006, 02:17:12 PM
Bed, couch, chair, car (long trips on straight interstates only).
Basically wherever I can be comfortable and relaxed.
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Post by: Action Jim on February 24, 2006, 02:20:58 PM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
I hate our couch.


I thought you just hated people.  I had no idea your curmudgeonry extended to pieces of furniture.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on February 24, 2006, 02:24:48 PM
I don't hate people in general, just stupid ones, which just happens to be most of them.
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Post by: trixi on February 24, 2006, 02:29:12 PM
I'm like RBS, I'll read anywhere.  My favorite place is on a beach or at the pool.
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Post by: Butter on February 24, 2006, 04:13:24 PM
I read the TV listings from my bed or couch.  Is that anything?
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Post by: kcneon on February 24, 2006, 04:24:02 PM
In winter, I like to read on the couch.  In summer, give me a lounge chair on the deck or a hammock to relax in while I'm reading!
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Post by: scurvygirl on February 24, 2006, 04:27:27 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
I read the TV listings from my bed or couch.  Is that anything?


Yes that's anything!




As for me, I like to read in bed or laying on the floor.  And my papasan chair is nice for reading except I tend to pass out in it too easily.
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Post by: Rafe on February 24, 2006, 04:37:01 PM
I like to read on long flights - whenever I fly to the US, for example, I'll read a book on each flight, there and back. I also love reading on the train, and I sometimes like to visit a pub in the daytime and read for a couple of hours while quietly supping on a pint.
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Post by: Dan on February 24, 2006, 09:58:07 PM
As strange as it is, I enjoy reading on the subway.  I feel that I get so much more reading done...if I'm in a challenging book then I'll purposely go out of my way to take a longer trip (assuming I have the time) just so I can plow through that sucker.
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Post by: Chespo on February 24, 2006, 11:07:19 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
On the crapper.

It's quality "me" time. :lol:

You may or may not be joking, but that's my serious answer; it's the only place I read. I used to be a voracious reader but my habits have changed drastically in the last 10 years. It takes me a year to finish a book because I only read on the toilet, and I'm not one of those 'lingerers'. Needless to say, I have to buy any books I want to read because I can't keep them from the library that long; nor would that be too sanitary, I suppose.
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Post by: snakelady on February 25, 2006, 07:31:25 PM
Quote from: "Rafe"
I like to read on long flights


Only "me" reading I do is on airplanes.  Otherwise it's reading to the kids on the sofa or their beds and reading journals at work.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 25, 2006, 09:49:07 PM
Quote from: "Chespo"
Quote from: "Jonathan"
On the crapper.

It's quality "me" time. :lol:

You may or may not be joking, but that's my serious answer; it's the only place I read. I used to be a voracious reader but my habits have changed drastically in the last 10 years. It takes me a year to finish a book because I only read on the toilet, and I'm not one of those 'lingerers'. Needless to say, I have to buy any books I want to read because I can't keep them from the library that long; nor would that be too sanitary, I suppose.

Oh no, I'm not joking. It's a great place to read.
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Post by: SFG on February 25, 2006, 11:29:22 PM
pretty much anywhere, except the car.  I love reading on the plane, it's one of the few times i give my self license to read fluff.

oh, and i got this chairback thing for my bed (the only piece of furniture other than a crappy desk chair) that has a reading lamp, and a heating massager.  Best thing ever.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 27, 2006, 08:51:32 AM
QOTD

Now that they're over, what was your favorite Olympic moment/athlete.



I was really impressed by Joey Cheek - plus he's from North Carolina!
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Post by: Juliana on February 27, 2006, 09:14:37 AM
Joey Cheek & Apolo Anton Ohno
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Post by: clemsonfan on February 27, 2006, 09:22:26 AM
Pete Fenson all the way. By the way they are showing curling tonight on ESPN2 at 9:30 (The Men's World Championship).
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Post by: Kwyjibo on February 27, 2006, 10:01:19 AM
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
Quote from: "Butter"
I read the TV listings from my bed or couch.  Is that anything?


Yes that's anything!

It's also something.

Today's Question: Irina Slutskaya, Joey Cheek and Apolo

Least favorite?  Bode
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 27, 2006, 10:19:44 AM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
Least favorite?  Bode


Aw, but it was kinda fun watching him not live up to the hype.

The whole "Flying Tomato" has a crush on Sasha Cohen thing was an entertaining sidenote to the games. Bob Costas seemed like he was trying so hard to play matchmaker when he interviewed Cohen after she won the silver medal. You could see her working hard to come up with a tactful way of saying "He's got no chance in hell." it was kinda sad.
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Post by: Dan on February 27, 2006, 10:20:53 AM
The US snowboarders.  They're all like 19 and so totally different than the rest of the athletes.  They make me chuckle.
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Post by: Jonathan on February 27, 2006, 10:24:26 AM
Cassie Johnson

Just kidding!
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Post by: Buzzstein on February 27, 2006, 03:41:25 PM
Apolo

Yesterday: I only read at the computer...  E-books
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 27, 2006, 04:21:25 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD
Now that they're over, what was your favorite Olympic moment/athlete.


Favorite event was the snowboard cross and favorite moment was when U.S. snowboard crosser Lindsey Jacobellis showed off right before the finish line and ended up eating it (and losing the gold).

Gotta watch that karma, kids!
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Post by: Rafe on February 27, 2006, 04:44:21 PM
I unfortunately didn't see any of the Winter Olympics, but it's a good question on a broader scale, So I'll answer with:

Boxing - Teofilo Stevenson, Cassius Clay, Joel Casamayor, Mario Kindelan, Floyd Patterson and Nino Benvenuti.
Track and Field - Jesse Owens.
Winter Olympics - Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards.
Other stuff - Sean Kerly (Hockey Legend from the beautiful city of Canterbury).
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Post by: Action Jim on February 27, 2006, 04:53:50 PM
The only bit of the Winter Olympics I saw was some sort of ice skating that happened to be on while I was eating a Reuben at a bar.  So I guess that would have to be my favorite, although I think I only enjoyed it because I was simultaneously eating my favorite sandwich.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 28, 2006, 08:18:31 AM
QOTD

What's your favorite "Sunday afternoon" movie - the one that shows on TV all the time (often on TBS), and you can't change the channel, even though you've seen it a dozen times?



I must watch Overboard whenever I happen to come across it.
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Post by: clemsonfan on February 28, 2006, 08:24:57 AM
The Breakfast Club.
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Post by: Action Jim on February 28, 2006, 09:13:18 AM
The Shawshank Redemption always seems to be on some cable channel, somewhere.
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Post by: MissKitty on February 28, 2006, 09:27:21 AM
I have been known to watch Valley Girl on the dreaded USA Network, even though it has been hacked to pieces and commercialed to death.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on February 28, 2006, 09:31:30 AM
Any of the conan movies or red sonia--why? it's better than watching golf.
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Post by: kcneon on February 28, 2006, 10:03:33 AM
Usually Wesley Snipes movies...they air Blade I & II alot.  I always seem to get sucked into watching them...  ;)
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Post by: Jonathan on February 28, 2006, 12:05:55 PM
I'm very disappointed that the number of times Roadhouse is on TV seems to be declining.
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Post by: redbobsled on February 28, 2006, 02:48:56 PM
That Lifetime Switched at Birth movie.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on February 28, 2006, 02:53:03 PM
The Back to the Future movies.
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Post by: Dan on February 28, 2006, 02:58:51 PM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
The Back to the Future movies.

Indeed.  Same here.
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Post by: Action Jim on February 28, 2006, 02:58:52 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
I'm very disappointed that the number of times Roadhouse is on TV seems to be declining.


All the more reason to purchase the DVD, methinks.  

[sam elliott]Well, the Double Douche![/sam elliott]
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Post by: trixi on February 28, 2006, 03:10:33 PM
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 28, 2006, 04:20:12 PM
TV movies I can watch ad nauseum:

1. In a Child's Name -- Valerie Bertinelli and Michael Ontkean
2. A Woman Scorned/Her Final Fury: The Betty Broderick Story -- Meredith Baxter
3. Nightmare in the Daylight -- Jaclyn Smith and Christopher Reeve
4. Rage of Angels -- Jaclyn Smith, Ken Howard, Armand Assante
5. Love, Honor, and Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage -- Nancy McKeon and Eric Roberts
6. Anything starring Powers Boothe, especially The Guyana Tragedy: Story of Jim Jones
7. Pretty much anything starring Robert Urich

Theatrical movies I can watch ad nauseum when they're on TV:

1. Anything starring Paul Newman
2. Pretty much anything starring Steve Martin
3. L.A. Confidential
4. The Godfather series
5. Good Fellas
6. As Good as It Gets
7. When Harry Met Sally
8. The Kings of Comedy
9. The Shining
10. Ordinary People
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Post by: SFG on February 28, 2006, 06:46:22 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
I'm very disappointed that the number of times Roadhouse is on TV seems to be declining.

I'll third this.  love it.

it's why i ended up buying Fire Down Below.  I'll watch Shawshank if it's on.  

oh, and Red Dawn should be on every sunday.
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Post by: Atzend on February 28, 2006, 07:01:25 PM
Willy Wonka and When Harry Met Sally
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Post by: Rafe on February 28, 2006, 07:13:24 PM
Carry On Up The Khyber and True Grit.
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Post by: Docta on February 28, 2006, 07:16:45 PM
uncle buck
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Post by: redbobsled on February 28, 2006, 07:18:35 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
TV movies I can watch ad nauseum:

1. In a Child's Name -- Valerie Bertinelli and Michael Ontkean
2. A Woman Scorned/Her Final Fury: The Betty Broderick Story -- Meredith Baxter


5. Love, Honor, and Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage -- Nancy McKeon and Eric Roberts
6. Anything starring Powers Boothe, especially The Guyana Tragedy: Story of Jim Jones




Oh my God!  Those are 4 of my favorite TV movies, as well.  Particularly the betty broderick story.  I LOVE that movie.  It inspired me to go out and read the true crime story - "until the twelfth of never" which puts a slightly less anti-Betty spin on the whole thing.  But Meredith Baxter is so over the top in that one, it's GREAT!  My dad even loves watching that movie.
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Post by: rva on February 28, 2006, 07:51:45 PM
Beastmaster, Bloodsport, anything Bond
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Post by: whigsgeek on February 28, 2006, 08:16:17 PM
Quote from: "redbobsled"
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
TV movies I can watch ad nauseum:

1. In a Child's Name -- Valerie Bertinelli and Michael Ontkean
2. A Woman Scorned/Her Final Fury: The Betty Broderick Story -- Meredith Baxter [...]
5. Love, Honor, and Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage -- Nancy McKeon and Eric Roberts
6. Anything starring Powers Boothe, especially The Guyana Tragedy: Story of Jim Jones


Oh my God!  Those are 4 of my favorite TV movies, as well.


<lol> Shut. Up. For real???

Quote from: "redbobsled"
Particularly the betty broderick story. I LOVE that movie.


I've always had a bit of a soft spot for Betty. Not excusing what she did by any means -- and I've never bought that she went over there that night to shoot herself in front of Dan. I've seen a bio of her on A&E, though; they interviewed one of her sons and others who back up a lot of what Betty said happened re: being harassed by Dan and the second wife. Betty's got issues for sure, but Dan did everything he could to push her buttons and control her via money and the kids.

My favorite scene is where she drives the Suburban right into the front of his house.    =D>
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 01, 2006, 09:18:23 AM
QOTD

If you were to run away and join the circus, what would you do (regardless of your actual abilities)?



I'd be a horseback rider who does the various tricks.
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Post by: MissKitty on March 01, 2006, 09:28:07 AM
I'd care for the animals.
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Post by: Butter on March 01, 2006, 09:31:19 AM
I would be....

A LION TAMER!
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 01, 2006, 09:31:46 AM
I'd be an acrobat a la Cirque du soleil.
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 01, 2006, 09:44:09 AM
I despise circuses, so I'd have to say my joining would actually be a covert mission to free all of the animals into a safer and more humane environment.
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Post by: Action Jim on March 01, 2006, 10:16:02 AM
Hey, I actually know someone who ran away to join the circus.  But that's not responsive to the question, is it?    

I'd be a sweaty, oily, creepy alcoholic clown.  Like a genuinely frightening version of Bobcat Goldthwait's Shakes.  I'd instill a permanent fear of clowns in children.  And I'd conspire with whigsgeek to bust the animals up outta the joint.  Except for the seals.  Seals are cunts.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on March 01, 2006, 10:22:25 AM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
I despise circuses, so I'd have to say my joining would actually be a covert mission to free all of the animals into a safer and more humane environment.

I despise circuses, but not for any overarching moral reason such as cruelty to animals. I just don't like 'em.

I think it's because I hate clowns. Check that, I know it's because I hate clowns.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Atzend on March 01, 2006, 10:31:59 AM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
Hey, I actually know someone who ran away to join the circus.  But that's not responsive to the question, is it?


No, but it's still a great euphemism for a break up.  So what's going on with you and _____?  They ran off to join the circus.  

Clown car mechanic and I would have a grease monkey as my assistant.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/yvette7ica/greasemonkey.jpg)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Juliana on March 01, 2006, 11:08:41 AM
That picture is seriously fucking creepy.  Look at the hands *shudder*
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Buzzstein on March 01, 2006, 11:59:34 AM
Damn dirty clowns!
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: SFG on March 01, 2006, 12:49:24 PM
I'd lurk in the shadows, learning the clowns' secrets.

Then i'd beat the hell out of them with a tire iron.  Fucking clown bastards.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on March 01, 2006, 01:43:51 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
I despise circuses, so I'd have to say my joining would actually be a covert mission to free all of the animals into a safer and more humane environment.


Me too.  Circuses=animal slavery.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on March 01, 2006, 02:33:01 PM
Quote from: "MarkShieldsismycopilot"
I'd lurk in the shadows, learning the clowns' secrets.

Then i'd beat the hell out of them with a tire iron.  Fucking clown bastards.


Okay, I just had to do a bit of looking an your past posts, and I figured out who you are.  I'm afraid I'm going to have to hit you with a tire iron, though.  Not because of the name changing, but because of your new location. Through some odd bit of synchronicity, I seem to have been bombarded with that damned Christopher Cross song this month.  It's...slowly...driving...me...insane...
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on March 01, 2006, 03:12:16 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
I despise circuses, so I'd have to say my joining would actually be a covert mission to free all of the animals into a safer and more humane environment.

I despise circuses, but not for any overarching moral reason such as cruelty to animals.


Hey, I never said that's the ONLY reason I despise circuses. I also hate clowns. And stilt walkers. FABO clowns and stilt walkers.

Now, the Jim Rose Circus. That's a whole other thing altogether. Mr. Lifto picking up cinder blocks with his pierced nipples? I eat that shit right up.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: SFG on March 01, 2006, 03:22:06 PM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
Quote from: "MarkShieldsismycopilot"
I'd lurk in the shadows, learning the clowns' secrets.

Then i'd beat the hell out of them with a tire iron.  Fucking clown bastards.


Okay, I just had to do a bit of looking an your past posts, and I figured out who you are.  I'm afraid I'm going to have to hit you with a tire iron, though.  Not because of the name changing, but because of your new location. Through some odd bit of synchronicity, I seem to have been bombarded with that damned Christopher Cross song this month.  It's...slowly...driving...me...insane...


that's been my location since i started posting here.  Just showing a little solidarity with another fat, ugly guy whose life has been ruined by MTV. :)
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Post by: Action Jim on March 01, 2006, 03:34:28 PM
Hmm...totally missed it before.  I guess I never really pay much attention to those things, but I looked more closely when you changed your name.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on March 01, 2006, 06:37:39 PM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
Seals are cunts.


Awwww, now they didn't deserve that.  :-(

(http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/ap/nyet18805111418.hmedium.jpg)
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Post by: Dan on March 01, 2006, 10:03:27 PM
Regardless of ability?  I think it'd be fun to be in the freakshow.  I don't know why.  Maybe because I'm sick and twisted on the inside, and thus being sick and twisted on the outside would make me feel more complete?
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 01, 2006, 10:23:20 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
(http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/ap/nyet18805111418.hmedium.jpg)


"So, tell me Heidi, what first attracted you to multi-millionaire Seal?"
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 02, 2006, 08:18:27 AM
QOTD

What pet(s) did you have as a child?


I had a cat, which when I was about 4 I named Frisky after the cat food, and a goldfish that seemed to live for years. Later on we had neon tetras. We had other cats, but I always considered them my sisters' cats.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 02, 2006, 08:26:19 AM
I had two cats (although not at the same time) and three dogs. The most we ever had at one time was two dogs and a cat. My brother had a carnival goldfish that lives for more than five years.
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Post by: MissKitty on March 02, 2006, 08:47:46 AM
We had farm cats from the time I was about 4 years old--none were house cats--and there are too many throughout the years for me to list. My favorites were Patches (she was my first), Bright Eyes (a very handsome tuxedo cat), and Lionel (who looked like a lion, and had blue eyes).

We had a Pekingese named Sneakers (because of his little white feet) and a Chihuahua named Hobo.

There were various fish as well.

And of course now we have the very handsome and debonair kittyboy.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 02, 2006, 09:03:00 AM
Quote from: "MissKitty"
Bright Eyes (a very handsome tuxedo cat)

Is there any other kind? ;)
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Post by: Megs79 on March 02, 2006, 09:04:41 AM
we had a black cocker spaniel named Candee and a buff one named Frank.  When I was in second grade, we got a cat that we named Josephine after one of our friend's dogs.  But we just called her Kitty.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 02, 2006, 09:07:11 AM
We had two cats, sassy and cinnamon. We also had a fish named Lucy.
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Post by: Chespo on March 02, 2006, 09:31:27 AM
A long-haired black and white cat named Herbie. His favorite game was to hunch down, take a fast run and swipe at me as I was laying on the floor reading, drawing, etc. Apparently I was nothing more than very large prey to him.
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Post by: Action Jim on March 02, 2006, 09:35:53 AM
A Cairn Terrier, named Rusty (due to his reddish brown coloration).  When my mom got remarried, we moved, and we inherited an aged Dalmation named Cooter that came with the house and surrounding property.  They got along okay, although

After them, there were three Australian Shepherds, in order of age:  Rattler (named by my stepdad, who is a bad dog namer), who was a very large black and white male; Sheba (who also answered to the name "Best dog in the world," and was deserving of the title), a small black, tan and white merle female; and Paesan (Italian for "friend."  He also earned the accolade), a lanky, almost all black male.  Sheba and Paesan got along famously, playing often.  Rattler was a bit more of a loner, a surly dog.  Paesan was a knucklehead, the sort of dog who always wanted to play, and who was disobedient not because he was bad, but because he just didn't know any better.  Sheba, the female, was the true alpha of the group, keeping both males in check if need be.

Those three are now all gone (and sorely missed), and my parents have another Australian, named Walker (named by my douche stepdad, and yes, after Walker, Texas Ranger :rolleyes: ).  I'm counting him here because I'm not "grown up" yet.  Walker is a mostly tan and white merle male.  Despite his god-awful name, Walker is a swell dog, and exhibits strong Aussie tendencies.  Or one, at least--his herding instinct is incredibly strong.  If you go for a run with him, he refuses to let you get out of line.  Try to break away from him or run ahead of him, and he will catch you (he's fast) and nip at your heels to bring you back in line.  

No pets of my own now, but I have an 80 pound Canaan dog named Hammurabi as one of my roommates.  Plus Boo Boo Kitty, one of Atzend's cats, loves me.  

Sorry, I know that's way more info than the question asked for.  But I less than three animals.  They're soooo much better than people.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 02, 2006, 09:45:16 AM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
Despite his god-awful name, Walker is a swell dog, and exhibits strong Aussie tendencies.

So he drinks a lot of beer and watches cricket, rugby and footy? ;)
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Post by: Dan on March 02, 2006, 09:54:47 AM
We had a family dog that lived for 15 years...got her when I was probably 5 or so, which means that she lasted my whole childhood.  I also had some goldfish that wouldn't die - I took care of them, but in reality I probably was tormenting them to death with my lack of cleaning.  They were simple ones - 20 cents at the local fish store or whatever, but they grew and grew and just never went away.  I was impressed with their longevity.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on March 02, 2006, 10:00:37 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Quote from: "l.diddy"
Despite his god-awful name, Walker is a swell dog, and exhibits strong Aussie tendencies.

So he drinks a lot of beer and watches cricket, rugby and footy? ;)


Yes, and whenever my parents have dinner he comes into the kitchen and says "That's not a knife...That's a knife."
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Post by: redbobsled on March 02, 2006, 10:01:42 AM
I had 5 goldfish when I was in preschool.  Let's see if I can remember them.  They were all named after Sesame Street characters except for my favorite one, which I named Stevie.  The others were Oscar, Maria, Susan, and Olivia.  I think.  At one point I also had a beta - or Siamese Fighting Fish named Blue Sky, and he lived for close to three years.  Fish were sad, because as much as I love animals,  I would always do something neglectful, like forget to put the chlorine removal tablet in their water or overfeed or underfeed and they would die.  I still feel guilty about those times.
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Post by: Butter on March 02, 2006, 10:29:04 AM
I had a cat and a dog, then for a while both at the same time... then they both died and that was it.

I get real broken up about it, as you can tell.  This sort of compassion is what makes me a winning parent.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on March 02, 2006, 10:38:54 AM
I had a few mutts as a kid.  The first was when I was really young, his name was Snuffy (Snuffleupugus).  For whatever reason I never paid any attention to the dog whatsoever and being that they never really wanted it to begin with and I didn't seem to be interested my parents took it to the SPCA while I was at school one day.  I didn't notice he was gone for a couple of weeks... which should tell you how much I cared about it.

The other two were a couple of mutts named Sam I and Sam II.  We picked up Sam I first, he was the pup of one of the neighbors dogs and they just roamed the neighborhood.  The second was from the same litter that actually belonged to another neighbor but they didn't pay any attention to it so it spent all it's time begging for food and hanging around our dog.  We finally just put it in the back yard with the other one.  They looked identical except one had a snub nose and the other didn't and we couldn't think of a name so we just called him Sam II and naturally that was a big joke.  Unfortunately they tore up the yard and the neighbors complained about them so they also were taken to the SPCA.

We didn't have any more pets until I was in high school and my parents who were rabid cat haters brought a cat home and they've been google-eyed for cats ever since.  We have Patches, a calico who we all just call Puss.  And we now have Rufus, a tabby and Kizzie who is a brindle color.  We also had Nermal who was a bermese or some such, or at least a blend thereof, he died a couple of years ago... I loved that cat.
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 02, 2006, 11:00:17 AM
We had a husky, a poodle mix, a lab, and a couple of pekingneses. We also had gerbils, chickens, ducks, fish, and a goat (when I was real little).
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Post by: Atzend on March 02, 2006, 11:05:55 AM
We had plenty of pets growing up.  When I was really little we had a black cat that I don't remember the name of and a dog named Flip that ran away or was put to sleep (still confused on this because my parents never told me the story straight.)  Then we had a german shepard named Shep.  He was a gorgeous and intelligent dog.  Looked so mean because he had a broader ribcage than most german shepards, but was extremely friendly after you got past his bark.  Around that time we had another dog named Lucy (named after Lucille Ball due to her bright red fur).  Sweetest dog ever.  Not extremely bright though.  She adopted us after someone threw her out of their car after years of abuse.  She was very skittish, but not snippy.  She would stand several feet away from you when you fed her.  I suppose it was because someone would beat the crap out of her when serving her food.  

We had quite a few cats.  All of which were indoor.  Larry Bird (dead on looks and behavior like boo boo kitty), Gracie Allen rotund ball of gray fur, Tip(py) O'Neil who was only with us for a few years after he had liver failure, and Pheobe Snow who stumbled to our place from the trailer park down the street.  Pheobe disproved my step-mothers theory that if you feed a cat it will gain back it's strength and go away.   She died in the basement of our new home about 8 years later.  My brother had a big fat black cat named DeLo that died a year or so ago from diabetes.  My sister had two cats at my mom's house George and Amy.  If George were a person he would be the most flaming gay man ever.  Prissiest cat I've seen.

Since being out of the house all of the pets mentioned have died, but my parents still keep getting more cats even though when one dies they swear they aren't getting another.  Currently they have Oscar, Male Female (pronounced Molly Femolly), I can't remember the newest cats name.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on March 02, 2006, 11:08:47 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
I had a cat and a dog, then for a while both at the same time... then they both died and that was it.

I get real broken up about it, as you can tell.  This sort of compassion is what makes me a winning parent.

And your Positive Menstruation Attitude is what makes you an ideal husband.

You're quite a catch. Shame about the douchebaggery.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on March 02, 2006, 11:15:24 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
You're quite a catch. Shame about the douchebaggery.


At least I'm not a Chelsea fan.  Talk about douchebags.

 \:D/
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on March 02, 2006, 11:24:05 AM
You seem to be confusing the Chelsea fans with the Chelsea players again...  :-k
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Post by: Butter on March 02, 2006, 11:28:40 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
You seem to be confusing the Chelsea fans with the Chelsea players again...  


Or the coach.  But certainly not the refs in the Barcelona game!   #-o
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Post by: Jonathan on March 02, 2006, 11:32:46 AM
Don't bag on Mourinho. I love that guy. He is The Special One, after all.

I can't believe Del Horno got his ban reduced to one match. I'm not even going to attempt to argue that he didn't serve to see red for that awful "challenge". Ah well, thanks to him, Chelsea's Champions League adventure is only going to last one more match, so it's a moot point.

As for more Champions League goodness, check the FABO thread....
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on March 02, 2006, 11:49:01 AM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
We had a husky, a poodle mix, a lab, and a couple of pekingneses. We also had gerbils, chickens, ducks, fish, and a goat (when I was real little).


I forgot. We also had a couple of rabbits at one point in time.
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Post by: SFG on March 02, 2006, 11:53:40 AM
Ok.  Here goes.  This is a running list, so we did not have all of these animals at once.  And since my dog is immortal, she's on the list too.

4 golden retrievers- Leia (yeah, that's right), Megan, Brandon (my sisters copped from Punky Brewster), Nina (who passed away just this past Christmas.

1 sheltie named Tessa who is the best dog ever.

2 rabbits, peanut and something i can't remember right now

3 Quarter horses-Monte (who lived to be 33), Sassy, and Dancer

2 Cats named Muffin and Mandy (later renamed Ghostface killah)

And since we were at my grandparents house all the time, i'm counting those too, since my sisters and I felt like those pets were ours too:
A three legged dog named friendly

A donkey named Krissy

A german shepard and a poodle whose names i can't recall

a slew of ponies.


Christ i'm a hick.
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Post by: trixi on March 02, 2006, 12:27:25 PM
I had a long-haired cat named Brandy from age 3-18.  At various times we had goldfish that never lasted very long and a couple of hamsters.
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Post by: berzerker on March 02, 2006, 12:53:58 PM
Lots O' pets in my past...

Cats:
We had Terrible, a calico. She wasn't the best cat in the world, hence the name. She was a horrible mom, having 3 litters that she pretty much didn't care for. She fed them occasionally, and that's about it.
From her first litter, we kept Dark, a long haired dark cat. Hence the name. He took car of the other kittens, and rescued them from trees, etc. He had the strangest habit of walking into a room, and falling over onto his side. No endless circling to find the right spot...

Dogs:
Jenny, a black Lab. She was always hungry, and pretty lazy too.
Christa, a white German Shepard. Smart, beautiful, and a great dog. She loved to swin, and she would pull us thru the lake if we grabbed her tail. Loved to hide in the snow.
Kaiser, my brother's Doberman. Not too bright. But he could run as fast as any dog i've seen, and he was all muscle. Couldn't win a wrestling match with him.
Maya, my (almost) 3 year old Boxer. Sweetest girl in the world. Also loves to run, and play in the snow. Still thinks she a lapdog, and I let her.

Fish:
Lots and lots. From tetras, to black molloes, to gouramis, to various Cichlids. Still have a few of those.

Various:
A painted turtle.
Reese, a Guinea pig. He was black and brown. If I knew better, I would have called him Guinness.
A Tokay Gecko, who was a mean little shit.
A salamander that I found at our cottage.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Atzend on March 02, 2006, 02:26:39 PM
Quote from: "MarkShieldsismycopilot"

A three legged dog named friendly


I always wanted a three legged dog so I could name it Tripod.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on March 02, 2006, 02:33:58 PM
Quote from: "Atzend"

I always wanted a three legged dog so I could name it Tripod.


You must not have wanted it that bad.  All you need is a dog and an axe.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on March 02, 2006, 03:21:43 PM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
You must not have wanted it that bad.  All you need is a dog and an axe.

Go to your room, mister.  That's not funny.

*Snicker* A dog and an axe *Snort*
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 02, 2006, 04:47:52 PM
2 gerbils -- Algernine and JR

3 miniature Schnauzers (didn't have them at the same time) -- Johann, Sebastian, and Willie

1 Norwegian Elkhound -- Elke (one of the greatest dogs who ever lived; she was 15 when she died in 1990 -- I cried for a week and still have her collar and tags)

1 gray female tiger cat (when I was in college) -- Taylor (named after Roger Taylor of Queen)

Currently my brood comprises:

1 male Golden Retriever -- Luca Brazzi (age 5); my sweet baby boy

1 male Maine Coon/Orange Tabby mix -- Atticus Finch (age 2-1/2); my cuddly boy who likes to be spooned

1 mouthy male all-black cat -- John R. Cash (age nine months); the devil incarnate
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Action Jim on March 02, 2006, 05:02:15 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
2 gerbils -- Algernine ...


Was he named for Algernon, by any chance?  I love that book.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on March 02, 2006, 05:40:23 PM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
2 gerbils -- Algernine ...


Was he named for Algernon, by any chance?  I love that book.


Y'know, I have no idea.  :-k  They had to have been named by one of my five older siblings because I was only about 3 or so at the time and the sibs are all waaaaaaaay older than I.

And it's quite possible that, because of only being 3 at the time, I've been misremembering the name for the last 35 years. I'll have to ask my brother when I call him later. You've got me curious now!
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Post by: Action Jim on March 02, 2006, 06:00:02 PM
It's just that having a small, mouse-like animal named that makes me think there might be a connection.  Well, that and the fact that I've had that book on my mind since several of my NDHLTTLOK* are retarded.  Perhaps it was a feminzed version of the name Algernon?  


*Noun deleted, having learned the lessons of Kwyjibo.  It certainly wasn't "co-workers," though.  I can assure you of that.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on March 03, 2006, 09:21:24 AM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
*Noun deleted, having learned the lessons of Kwyjibo.  It certainly wasn't "co-workers," though.  I can assure you of that.

I have no idea what you're talking about.

The more I say it, the more I believe it.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 03, 2006, 09:33:36 AM
QOTD

Will you be watching either the Independent Spirit Awards or the Academy Awards this week?


I'm going out of town, so I will be recording the ISA show. I'll be glued to the TV Sunday night.
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Post by: SFG on March 03, 2006, 09:40:46 AM
Totally watching the Academy Awards.  I'm currently busting my ass trying to get schoolwork done so that i can take sunday evening off from studying.
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Post by: Juliana on March 03, 2006, 09:42:46 AM
Might tune in just for Jon Stewart, but we probably won't.
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Post by: Butter on March 03, 2006, 09:45:32 AM
Probably both.
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Post by: Action Jim on March 03, 2006, 09:51:40 AM
Nope.  I hate awards shows.  I do think Job Stewart is hilarious, but I doubt they'll just cut him loose.  I can catch any funny highlights online the next day, rather than suffering through the show.
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 03, 2006, 09:55:46 AM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
Nope.  I hate awards shows.  I do think Job Stewart is hilarious, but I doubt they'll just cut him loose.  I can catch any funny highlights online the next day, rather than suffering through the show.


My thoughts exactly. I'll probably be snoozing through the Oscars. I always do.
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Post by: kcneon on March 03, 2006, 09:58:44 AM
I will probably watch a little, but not all that crazy about who wins this year.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 03, 2006, 10:06:51 AM
No, and no.

There's too much college basketball on right now. It's March, in case you haven't noticed. ;)

Besides, I've never even heard of the Independent Spirit Awards and wouldn't know where to find it.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on March 03, 2006, 10:08:24 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
No, and no.

There's too much college basketball on right now. It's March, in case you haven't noticed. ;)


Yeah, I hate to miss that exciting NEC or SoCon final, but I think I'll just have to.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on March 03, 2006, 10:18:24 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
No, and no.

There's too much college basketball on right now. It's March, in case you haven't noticed. ;)

Besides, I've never even heard of the Independent Spirit Awards and wouldn't know where to find it.


I think it's on Bravo. It's an awards show for Independent films and I think it's more interesting than the Oscars. That said, I'll probably only watch a little of it.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 03, 2006, 10:25:58 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
No, and no.

There's too much college basketball on right now. It's March, in case you haven't noticed. ;)

Besides, I've never even heard of the Independent Spirit Awards and wouldn't know where to find it.

Basketball? Really? Oh, is that why my friends are having a party next Friday night where there could be the possibility of those wearing red ending up not talking to those wearing blue (or black and gold)? ;)

And the Independent Spirit Awards are on IFC on Saturday afternoon. Last year Zach Braff won best first feature for Garden State.
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Post by: berzerker on March 03, 2006, 10:41:00 AM
I'll catch some of it, I'm sure... since I haven't seen too many of the nominees, I'll have to root based on past performances.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on March 03, 2006, 10:43:18 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
Quote from: "Jonathan"
No, and no.

There's too much college basketball on right now. It's March, in case you haven't noticed. ;)


Yeah, I hate to miss that exciting NEC or SoCon final, but I think I'll just have to.

You laugh, but I try to catch every conference final. Because, you know, I'm a completist.

Plus, scouting the teams gives me that competitive edge in my NCAA Tournament pools. Which, seeing as how I have never, ever, EVER won one in close to twenty years of NCAA pooling, really doesn't do me a whole lot of good.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on March 03, 2006, 10:44:21 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
Basketball? Really? Oh, is that why my friends are having a party next Friday night where there could be the possibility of those wearing red ending up not talking to those wearing blue (or black and gold)? ;)

Wake Forest? Did they ever bother fielding a basketball team this year?  :lol
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 03, 2006, 11:14:55 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Wake Forest? Did they ever bother fielding a basketball team this year?  :lol

They might have one for the tournament. Anything is possible in the ACC.
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Post by: Dan on March 03, 2006, 07:33:07 PM
I don't plan to watch.  If there is one awards show that I might catch some of it, it's the Acadamy Awards, but I don't plan to.  I'll either be at the computer lab working on school stuff or in my room playing video games.  Two options that sound more appealing than awards.
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 03, 2006, 10:56:15 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Will you be watching either the Independent Spirit Awards or the Academy Awards this week?


I've already warned Trix that I'll be glued to the Oscars Sunday night in Nashville.  ;)
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 06, 2006, 08:53:27 AM
QOTD

Simple one today - are you left-handed or right-handed?



I'm right-handed.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 06, 2006, 08:55:30 AM
Left-handed.

An damn proud of it. Step off, righties.
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Post by: Butter on March 06, 2006, 08:59:16 AM
I'm bi-curious.

Oh, I mean righty.
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Post by: SFG on March 06, 2006, 09:13:12 AM
Left-handed.  I guess.  I'm ambiuncoordinated.  I had to go to "special" gym in grade school.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 06, 2006, 09:18:24 AM
I'm a righty.

(But I used to date a lefty back in the 80's, and she discovered THIS SHOP (http://www.anythingleft-handed.co.uk/us_visitors.html), which I always thought was quite a cool "specialist" idea)
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 06, 2006, 09:40:07 AM
I'm a righty.
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Post by: Action Jim on March 06, 2006, 09:58:08 AM
I'm a righty.  And, as Butter and Kwyjibo can testify (after seeing me attempt to bowl left-handed), I'm not at all ambidextrous.
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 06, 2006, 10:03:15 AM
Right handed here
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Post by: Dan on March 06, 2006, 10:35:44 AM
I'm a problem child.  I write, eat, and bat left-handed, but I throw, kick, and golf right-handed.  I use a right handed mouse with no problem.

This is NOT ambidextrous, because I can't really do any of the above with the opposite side.  This is just known as "confused."  Although, for the record, I'm probably better at going opposite-handed than the normal person, but I still suck.
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Post by: Buzzstein on March 06, 2006, 10:39:05 AM
Whoa...that's wild man!

Oh and right.
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Post by: Juliana on March 06, 2006, 11:28:48 AM
Right
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Post by: kcneon on March 06, 2006, 11:37:58 AM
Right.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on March 06, 2006, 12:07:01 PM
Quote from: "Action Jim"
I'm a righty.  And, as Butter and Kwyjibo can testify (after seeing me attempt to bowl left-handed), I'm not at all ambidextrous.

Well, if you were trying to throw the ball directly into the gutter and look awkward doing it, then I'd say you did fine.  If not then, yeah, you suck as a southpaw.

I'm a righty.
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Post by: berzerker on March 06, 2006, 12:10:15 PM
Righty. Although i was told around age 7 that I should have been left handed. Still can't do much of anything with that hand, however.
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Post by: scurvygirl on March 06, 2006, 12:17:16 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD
Simple one today - are you left-handed or right-handed?


Righty with slight ambidexterity. It's actually really weird.
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Post by: Atzend on March 06, 2006, 12:22:14 PM
Right handed
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Post by: Jonathan on March 06, 2006, 12:29:37 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
I'm a problem child.  I write, eat, and bat left-handed, but I throw, kick, and golf right-handed.  I use a right handed mouse with no problem.

This is NOT ambidextrous, because I can't really do any of the above with the opposite side.  This is just known as "confused."  Although, for the record, I'm probably better at going opposite-handed than the normal person, but I still suck.

I play golf and bat right-handed. But that's because my right-handed dad taught me how to do those things.
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Post by: Wocket on March 06, 2006, 12:31:18 PM
Quote from: "Action Jim"
I'm a righty.  And, as Butter and Kwyjibo can testify (after seeing me attempt to bowl left-handed), I'm not at all ambidextrous.

righty, but have bowled left handed. when my average was about 180-190, i probably only managed 150 at best with the wrong hand.
i shoot pool left handed also, with much better effect than bowling.
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Post by: Detta on March 06, 2006, 12:37:17 PM
Right
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Post by: Rafe on March 06, 2006, 01:09:10 PM
I'm a Southpaw.
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Post by: trixi on March 06, 2006, 02:15:20 PM
right handed
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Post by: Dan on March 06, 2006, 02:19:27 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
I play golf and bat right-handed. But that's because my right-handed dad taught me how to do those things.

Yeah there's a little bit of that in my history, too.  My dad didn't know which hand was dominant when it was time to buy me a mitt, so he just figured that righties can play all of the positions on a baseball field while lefties can only play 4, so he went with righty.  That might have some influence/factor/etc in my confusion, but I don't completely attribute it.

I also remember going to the batting cages for the first time of the year one spring, about 3rd or 4th grade, and going into the cage. I batted righty the whole token, only to have my dad say after it was over, "good...now why don't you do it lefty."  
I didn't even know I was batting on the wrong side. That's how normal it felt...
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 06, 2006, 02:44:31 PM
Right handed. I used to be able to bat left handed, but I haven't played baseball in so long that I have no clue if I can still do it.
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Post by: MissKitty on March 06, 2006, 09:23:58 PM
Righty.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 07, 2006, 08:50:36 AM
QOTD

Growing up, did you take your lunch to school or eat what the cafeteria served?



In elementary school I switched from year to year, but once I got to junior high, I always took my lunch.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on March 07, 2006, 08:53:51 AM
I always ate in what the cafeteria had.  Even the gray corn that came with the pizza.
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Post by: Butter on March 07, 2006, 08:54:09 AM
Cafeteria mostly, but later on I just started buying garbage like Sno-Balls and Suzy Q's out of the vending machine and waiting until I got home to really eat.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 07, 2006, 09:06:35 AM
it depended on what the cafeteria was serving.
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Post by: MissKitty on March 07, 2006, 09:12:48 AM
I bought my lunch in the cafeteria until I got into high school. I switched to a packed lunch then, and only rarely bought something from the cafeteria.
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Post by: Action Jim on March 07, 2006, 09:22:57 AM
I brought my lunch in elementary school, but gradually switched over to eating in the cafeteria.
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 07, 2006, 09:42:04 AM
I ate the cafeteria lunch in school. Ethan and Alex however, will be bringing lunch boxes.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 07, 2006, 09:43:05 AM
For the most part, I brown-bagged it. Especially in middle school, when the cafeteria wasn't really set up to handle the number of students so that by the time you went through the line, lunch period was almost over.
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Post by: scurvygirl on March 07, 2006, 09:50:54 AM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
it depended on what the cafeteria was serving.


Yeah same here.  Except during high school when I skipped lunch completely, until senior year when I only had 3 classes in the morning and then classes at MUM.  Then I went home for lunch.
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Post by: Megs79 on March 07, 2006, 10:32:20 AM
my dad packed my lunch for me until I was a senior in high school. Then I bought my lunch (not by choice!).  I usually got junk, like the ice cream sandwiches, pizza, or food from the vending machines.
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Post by: Atzend on March 07, 2006, 10:44:42 AM
Grade school I ate the cafeteria food, Elementary school I packed my lunch, and by high school when I did eat lunch it would be sausage pizza, onion peels, taco bell, or crackers from the cafeteria or a la carte line.
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Post by: Detta on March 07, 2006, 11:11:25 AM
In elementary school, I had to bring my lunch...in one of those stupid tuperware lunchboxes that doubles as a half gallon ice cream container.  What a pain in the ass!

I think we got to buy lunch on Fridays.


Edit:  Ah, here we go...

(http://i3.ebayimg.com/04/i/05/5b/3c/35_1_b.JPG)
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Post by: redbobsled on March 07, 2006, 11:37:50 AM
We never had hot lunches at either my elementary school (the first year they stopped serving hot lunch was my first grade year) or my high school, so I always brought lunch.
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Post by: Juliana on March 07, 2006, 11:53:30 AM
brown bagged until Jr. high.  In Jr. high it was a mix.  sometimes I'd eat from home, sometimes I'd have their lunch.  In high school, it was mostly school lunch, but unless it was something seriously rocking, i'd just get fries, or something like that.  

Oh, and the cookies, good lord they had amazing chocolate chip cookies.

Good days for school lunch:
-Pizza
-Taco Salad
-Turkey

Can't think of any others off the top of my head.
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Post by: SFG on March 07, 2006, 12:36:15 PM
i ate cafeteria food.  and i eat dorm food now.  i have come full circle.
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Post by: Dan on March 07, 2006, 01:48:31 PM
My parents always packed my lunch for me until sometime in ... high school probably? ... and then I packed my own.  Eating the cafeteria food was considered an excitement because I never got to do it.  By the time I was packing my own lunches I was smart enough to know that cafeteria food was crap.  We did have Pizza Hut sometimes and I would get that from time to time, but never regularly.
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 07, 2006, 03:28:22 PM
As usual, there's no simple answer from my childhood.  :)  In first grade my school was right behind my house, so I went home. In second and third grades, my school was four doors down from my house, so I went home. In fourth grade, my school was a few blocks away, so I brought my lunch. In fifth and sixth grades, I returned to the school that was four doors down from my house and (for whatever reason) I brought my lunch instead of going home. (Though my school locations changed, I lived in the same house the entire time!)

From seventh to twelfth grades, I ate in the cafeteria.
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Post by: Mr Pink on March 07, 2006, 03:43:18 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

If you were to run away and join the circus, what would you do (regardless of your actual abilities)?


I'd work for an old-timey circus and be the tiny pro wrestler that gets chased by the giant pro wrestler

Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What pet(s) did you have as a child?


We had one dog - Rocky - a black lab

Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Will you be watching either the Independent Spirit Awards or the Academy Awards this week?


Caught a little of both. Didn't care too much about them.


Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Simple one today - are you left-handed or right-handed?


For the most part, I'm a righty. I do some things lefty style, though


Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Growing up, did you take your lunch to school or eat what the cafeteria served?


Mom almost always packed a lunch for me.
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Post by: berzerker on March 07, 2006, 04:07:30 PM
Ele & Mid - I ate the school lunch.
HS - sometimes school lunch, sometimes I went home (my house was across the street) and after I could drive, we often went out for lunch. Which was crazy, since we had 40 min for lunch, and basically the only decent stuff was maybe 5 minutes away, driving FAST. Probably too fast...
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Post by: Wocket on March 07, 2006, 09:39:43 PM
elementary, i remember both. that's when i started putting potato chips on my cheeseburgers.
middle and hs, i didn't eat lunch, unless i had someone's scraps or a twix bar. i saved most of whatever lunch money i got for cds, usually the cure.
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Post by: trixi on March 08, 2006, 01:41:35 AM
It was a mix of packing or buying through 5th grade.  Then it was packing all the way until graduation
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 08, 2006, 08:21:57 AM
QOTD

What upcoming movie are you looking forward to?



Its release has been delayed since at least last fall (if not longer), and the reviews haven't been great, but I'm looking forward to The Libertine.
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Post by: Wocket on March 08, 2006, 08:41:57 AM
i want to see how bad they screw up a couple of my favorite marvel characters, venom and juggernaut, in the new spiderman and xmen movies.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 08, 2006, 08:45:42 AM
Um, I don't know...what's coming out soon?
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Post by: Butter on March 08, 2006, 08:51:50 AM
I'm with Jonathan... ever since I stopped reading Entertainment Weekly and going to the movie theaters on a regular basis, I don't know WTF is coming out.

I guess I would have to say the Pirates of the Caribbean 2, because I think I can take the kids to see it.  They liked the first one pretty well, but did get a bit impatient towards the end.  Anything with ghosts and skeletons and shootin' is OK by them though.
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Post by: Detta on March 08, 2006, 09:30:41 AM
I'm still waiting for the Strangers with Candy movie to come out.  I think the new release date is in June.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 08, 2006, 09:37:09 AM
V for vendetta but that's all I know that's coming out this year, I'm sure there are others but dammit if I can't remember them...must head over to imdb and find out.
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Post by: vizzah on March 08, 2006, 12:04:51 PM
X3
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Post by: Juliana on March 08, 2006, 12:12:43 PM
XMen is the only thing I can think of.  In the all-too distant future, the new Harry Potter.
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Post by: redbobsled on March 08, 2006, 12:14:28 PM
Art School Confidential, because Brian's art is in it, and Brian is probably in it himself as well!
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Post by: berzerker on March 08, 2006, 03:27:48 PM
V for Vendetta
X3

I know there something else, but I can't think of it...

Waiting to see if they look decent before i get my hopes up:
Clerks 2
Spidey 3
Lady in the Water
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 08, 2006, 04:05:28 PM
Quote from: "berzerker"
Spidey 3
Lady in the Water


You can go ahead and add these to my list too. I'll be dragged to spiderman 3 more than once I'm sure.
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Post by: scurvygirl on March 08, 2006, 05:11:16 PM
Quote from: "Detta"
I'm still waiting for the Strangers with Candy movie to come out.  I think the new release date is in June.


OMG YAY!  Been waiting far too long for this.  I hope it doesn't suck, but given they keep pushing back the release, c'mon straight to DVD!  :D

Quote from: "redbobsled"
Art School Confidential, because Brian's art is in it, and Brian is probably in it himself as well!


Oh cool!  I just watched the trailer for this the other day.  It looks like something I'd rent from the library once they get around to getting it.


I'm really looking forward to.... oooh wait a second, I just found my list that I made earlier this year: A Scanner Darkly, V for Vendetta, Slither, Art School Confidential, X-Men 3, Confetti, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Lady in the Water, The Children of Men, Marie-Antoinette.
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Post by: Detta on March 08, 2006, 05:27:09 PM
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
Quote from: "Detta"
I'm still waiting for the Strangers with Candy movie to come out.  I think the new release date is in June.


OMG YAY!  Been waiting far too long for this.  I hope it doesn't suck, but given they keep pushing back the release, c'mon straight to DVD!  :D

Oh I think it will.  I've heard it's all the same jokes as on the show.

But I never get sick of those so, I'm good to go!!

All right, anyone who doesn't not want to avoid passing the midterm exam, raise your hand now. Okay. Those of you who raised your hands will fail, AS YOU REQUESTED.
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 08, 2006, 05:41:20 PM
Ask the Dust. One of my most favorite books by one of my most favorite authors, John Fante.
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Post by: scurvygirl on March 08, 2006, 07:37:19 PM
Quote from: "Detta"

All right, anyone who doesn't not want to avoid passing the midterm exam, raise your hand now. Okay. Those of you who raised your hands will fail, AS YOU REQUESTED.


Bwahahahahha!  That show was the best.  I need to have a Strangers With Candy marathon sometime soon.  Probably do it this weekend if I'm still sick.  Stupid cold.
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Post by: Dan on March 08, 2006, 07:54:02 PM
Quote from: "berzerker"
V for Vendetta
X3
Waiting to see if they look decent before i get my hopes up:
Clerks 2
Lady in the Water

Yeah, that pretty much sums it up for me.  I thought Spiderman 2 looked dumb in the trailers, and thought Spiderman 1 wasn't good anyway, so I don't think I'm going to be going out for #3.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 09, 2006, 08:38:50 AM
QOTD

What was your favorite Spring Break?



My trip to Italy during my Junior year of college is hard to beat.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 09, 2006, 08:44:00 AM
Toss up between my senior year of high school (Arizona) and my senior year of college (France).

Each was exactly what I needed at that point in my life.
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Post by: berzerker on March 09, 2006, 08:59:39 AM
LA, senior year of HS.
My brother lived there, so Bill and Keith and I flew out, stayed with him, and tagged along with his company's ski trip to Mammoth mtn. On the bus ride, they had a wine bottle raffle thingy, and our condo won 3 bottles. Keith won one, and they didn't want to give it to him, since he was 17. But he just handed it to my brother Todd.
We spent time on the beach, wandered around the Venice freakshow, faked our IDs to get into a strip club, and drank so much the night before our flight home (7:30 AM departure) that we were sick as dogs on the way home. Good times... :)
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 09, 2006, 09:26:05 AM
New Orleans my senior year of college.
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 09, 2006, 09:49:18 AM
Savannah during my freshman year of college. I went there with a group of other nerds for a model U.N. conference. We were representatives from Djibouti, by the way.
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Post by: Action Jim on March 09, 2006, 10:00:53 AM
Cruise to the Bahamas, sophomore year of college.  It was a cheap package deal.  We all had a good time, despite the fact there were a ton of us staying in one tiny little cabin.  And I learned something on that trip--sitting around for an hour drinking "punch" that's been made with so much 151 that you can set it on fire, and then saying, "Hey, let's swim out to that sand bar" is a bad idea.  It's even worse if you actually do it.
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Post by: Dan on March 09, 2006, 10:26:24 AM
I suck.  I've never really gone on a spring break.  Wait...last year I was in Australia for Spring Break, but that was also for school.  Does that count?  Goin' to Vegas on Wednesday, so that should be fun.
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Post by: redbobsled on March 09, 2006, 10:50:02 AM
Never went anywhere on Spring Break, I don't think.  Oh, wait.  I think I did go to visit my sister in Boston when I was still living in Cincinnati and going to grad school at Xavier (I HATE Xavier, BTW.)
But that wasn't very vacation-y.   My senior year in college for spring break I stayed on campus to work on my honors thesis in relative isolation.  THAT was fun.
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Post by: MissKitty on March 09, 2006, 11:27:50 AM
I never went anywhere on Spring Break either.

One year in college I had a "F*ck Florida, I'm Stayin' Here" party though.
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Post by: vizzah on March 09, 2006, 12:07:26 PM
i never went anywhere for spring break.  
the closest i got was an outing with my dudes after two of them got their divorces finalized and we just went out drinking, spraying beer and yelling "SPRING BREAK!!!!" everywhere we went.  
it was december.
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Post by: Butter on March 09, 2006, 12:40:27 PM
My favorite Spring Break was that one where I didn't do anything.

Oh, wait, that was all of them.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on March 09, 2006, 03:03:59 PM
Spring break was never anything but a week off of school to me.
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Post by: c-lando on March 09, 2006, 03:44:52 PM
My favorite Spring Break was in Oaxaca, Mexico in 1995. Stayed in a couple of super-swanky hotels, caught the worst food poisoning of my life, broke the funk in time to take a bus to Puerto Escondido and enjoyed the best day of my life to date. Woke up, got off the bus, watched some surfers at dusk, played in the ocean all day, ate some amazing food, drank some great drinks, smoked a cigar with some buddies on the side of a cliff and went swimming under the moon at midnight. We got back to Oaxaca at 4AM in the morning during The Holy Week, knocked on about 15 hotel doors until we found a room, ate grasshopper tacos, SLEPT, and watched AIRPLANE! before taking a puddle-jumper back to Mexico City.
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Post by: SFG on March 09, 2006, 05:22:29 PM
I never really do anything for spring break, but i'm going to visit my parents next week, which i'm pretty stoked about.  So a few days in Napa, then a quick trip to Los Angeles to visit my little sister.

so that might end up being my favorite.
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Post by: Atzend on March 09, 2006, 05:25:26 PM
Movies I'm looking forward to Slither, Snakes on a Plane, Why We Fight and V for Vendetta.

Today's question:

My favorite and one of few spring breaks (never did a party spring break in high school or college) was the second vacation I ever went on to Williamsburg, VA with my parents when I was in Junior High.  Just exciting to get out of Ohio and see something different.
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Post by: trixi on March 09, 2006, 09:32:33 PM
I didn't go on many spring breaks...I think my total was 2.  My favorite was going to Spain, during my senior yr in high school.
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 09, 2006, 11:03:39 PM
I put myself through college and could never afford a spring break trip. Since I'm on vacation this week and it's spring break back at good ol' State (even though I'm now a shill and not a student), I'll count this week in Nashville as my favorite spring break trip. It's been a blast!
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 10, 2006, 08:53:48 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite fruit juice?



I love cranberry juice.
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Post by: SFG on March 10, 2006, 09:05:03 AM
apple juice.  followed closely by apple cider.
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Post by: Megs79 on March 10, 2006, 09:10:59 AM
grape juice.  it has to be 100% juice though.
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 10, 2006, 09:42:12 AM
Apple juice
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Post by: MissKitty on March 10, 2006, 10:00:10 AM
As Megs said, they have to be 100% juice: orange, cranberry, apple, grape.
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Post by: c-lando on March 10, 2006, 10:42:11 AM
Apple juice. But, I do like that peach-white cranberry mixture that Ocean Spray offers. Sweet & Tart at the same time. :) Like me...
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Post by: Action Jim on March 10, 2006, 10:43:01 AM
Yeah, none of that "Juice Cocktail" bullshit for this guy, either.  100% Juice, baby!

In the juice hierarchy, apple ranks above orange.  I also really dig cherry juice, and the miscellaneous combinations of berry (black, rasp, etc.) juice with other juices that you sometimes find in the juice aisle.  

Oh, and pomegranate juice is the bomb.  If only a pint of it didn't cost as much as five gallons of O.J.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 10, 2006, 11:04:39 AM
cranberry juice and grape juice.
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Post by: berzerker on March 10, 2006, 11:30:13 AM
Orange, then apple, then cranberry (or some cran-combo thing)
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Post by: redbobsled on March 10, 2006, 11:56:12 AM
I would also say cranberry juice, but I'm not drinking fruit juice anymore because of the sugar/calories.   I miss cranberry juice and tangerine juice.
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 10, 2006, 12:06:16 PM
Quote from: "redbobsled"
I would also say cranberry juice, but I'm not drinking fruit juice anymore because of the sugar/calories.   I miss cranberry juice and tangerine juice.


Yeah, I can't drink juice anymore either. I wish it wasn't so high in calories.
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Post by: Atzend on March 10, 2006, 12:06:26 PM
Dole Grapefruit juice, any assortment of cranberry juice, orange juice and pinapple juice when it's mixed with coconut rum.
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Post by: Buzzstein on March 10, 2006, 04:06:03 PM
orange-pineapple

or mango
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Post by: Dan on March 10, 2006, 08:11:30 PM
I'm not a juice snob.  It doesn't have to be 100% juice so long as it's 100% delicious.  :)

I'm enjoying Orange-Peach-Mango right now, but I vary it up.  I love the $3.00 12 oz juice bottles that are all healthy and shizzle, but I can't afford to drink too many of those.
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Post by: scurvygirl on March 10, 2006, 08:20:18 PM
Cranberry juice.  Apple juice is a close second.

And ditto redbobsled and clemsonfan.  Stupid high sugar/calories in juice.  Grrr.
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Post by: Rafe on March 10, 2006, 09:27:47 PM
Gin and juice ( it makes me feel laid back, with my mind on my monkey, my monkey on my mind).
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Post by: Jonathan on March 10, 2006, 09:30:22 PM
Does fruit punch count? If not, apple juice.
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Post by: Buzzstein on March 10, 2006, 09:37:33 PM
word
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Post by: trixi on March 10, 2006, 10:01:18 PM
Fresh-squeezed orange juice
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 10, 2006, 10:25:01 PM
I'm another one off of fruit juice due to the calories, unfortunately. When I drank it, though, I loved me some Ocean Spray 100% Cran-Grape Juice!
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 13, 2006, 08:39:19 AM
QOTD

Halfway into the season, what's your favorite new show(s)?


I've really enjoyed How I Met Your Mother and My Name is Earl. If I can remember the first half, I'm looking forward to the return of Prison Break.
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Post by: Megs79 on March 13, 2006, 10:00:53 AM
my name is earl is the only new one I'm watching.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on March 13, 2006, 10:02:55 AM
Quote from: "Megs79"
my name is earl is the only new one I'm watching.

How are we defining "new"?  Earl is in it's second season.

We've also started watching Earl this season, it took a few episode but I think the wife is on board as well.

We were digging on a show called Injustice as well but it seems to have bit the big one as we've not been able to find it in weeks.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 13, 2006, 10:03:43 AM
Ella, they're doing an encore presentation of prison break tonight before 24 I think. I'm looking forward to fox restarting it again.

We're loving "How I met your mother", the new year's episode and the episode on how barney became barney were hysterical. We like my name is earl too, but we already have several shows we're taping on thursdays so we catch it only when we can.

Kwyj, they're still showing Injustice, maybe they just moved it around on the line-up? I've seen ads for it, I think I caught it on Friday or Saturday...
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Post by: Jonathan on March 13, 2006, 10:06:33 AM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
Quote from: "Megs79"
my name is earl is the only new one I'm watching.

How are we defining "new"?  Earl is in it's second season.

No, Earl is in its first season. The Office is in its second.

There aren't really any new shows this year that I'd miss if they disappeared tomorrow.
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Post by: Butter on March 13, 2006, 10:28:30 AM
I have very little time to invest in new TV shows, even with the DVR I don't have time to watch them.  I like Earl, but couldn't get into How I Met Your Mother or Out of Practice... and it's doubtful I'll try and watch anything new from the networks in the near future aside from a sitcom.
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 13, 2006, 11:16:41 AM
Earl and The Office
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Post by: redbobsled on March 13, 2006, 11:42:52 AM
I really like Supernatural - but I don't LOVE it.  I also liked Sleeper Cell a lot - does that count?  It was a miniseries.  But I think my favorite new show is Invasion.  Too bad they cancelled Night Stalker and Threshold - we watched those too.
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 13, 2006, 11:44:47 AM
I think Free Ride (http://www.fox.com/freeride/) is hilarious. It just premiered about two weeks ago on Fox after Family Guy on Sunday nights. The episode last night was a riot.
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Post by: MissKitty on March 13, 2006, 12:29:56 PM
I liked LoveMonkey (http://www.cbs.com/primetime/love_monkey/), but it appears to have been cancelled after just a few episodes.
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Post by: Dan on March 13, 2006, 04:00:36 PM
The only show that I'm watching is my re-discovery of The Family Guy.  Woo, just got seasons 1 and 2 on dvd.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 14, 2006, 07:36:48 AM
[math geek]In honor of Pi Day (3.14), what is your favorite mathematical constant?



I've always liked Avogadro's number.[/math geek]
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 14, 2006, 07:42:36 AM
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm Pi
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Post by: Action Jim on March 14, 2006, 07:47:44 AM
Yeah, I'm going with good old Avogadro's number, too.  6.02 X 10^23, baby!   And I'm not just trying to be cool and jump on the Avogadro's number bandwagon with you, Ella.  Check out my answer to question 6 on this old I'm with Stupid (http://www.woxy.com/boards/showthread.php?t=9917&page=1&pp=20&highlight=molarity) thread on WOXY.  I was down with a mole before it was cool.

Edited b/c I meant to say "good old Avagadro's number," but instead said "good Avagadro's number."  Math = me the goodness.  English = me very badly.  
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Post by: Butter on March 14, 2006, 08:24:21 AM
9.8 m/s/s
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Post by: Detta on March 14, 2006, 09:09:06 AM
I don't think I have a favorite math constant.  I do, however, have a favorite formula.  The slope formula.

That gets me pretty hot.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 14, 2006, 09:35:05 AM
Quote from: "Action Jim"
Yeah, I'm going with good old Avogadro's number, too.  6.02 X 10^23, baby!   And I'm not just trying to be cool and jump on the Avogadro's number bandwagon with you, Ella.  Check out my answer to question 6 on this old I'm with Stupid (http://www.woxy.com/boards/showthread.php?t=9917&page=1&pp=20&highlight=molarity) thread on WOXY.  I was down with a mole before it was cool.

Edited b/c I meant to say "good old Avagadro's number," but instead said "good Avagadro's number."  Math = me the goodness.  English = me very badly.  


I just wanted to quote this before Jimbo caught on and fixed his post again...  :twisted:
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Post by: Jonathan on March 14, 2006, 09:45:06 AM
Oh, and my answer to this question is the Golden Ratio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio). It makes everything in life so pretty. How can you not like something called the Golden Ratio?

Remember, (a+b) is to a as a is to b...
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on March 14, 2006, 09:47:53 AM
I hate math.
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Post by: Action Jim on March 14, 2006, 09:49:21 AM
Yeah, so I misspelled Avogadro.  Twice.  Wanna make something of it?
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Post by: Jonathan on March 14, 2006, 09:51:19 AM
Clearly I do.

Feel free to call me out next time I screw up some math. Which will probably be later on today.
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Post by: Action Jim on March 14, 2006, 09:55:57 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Feel free to call me out next time I screw up some math. Which will probably be later on today.


All right.  Looks like it's time to start a "Differentiate a function of the day" thread.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 14, 2006, 09:57:43 AM
Are those the things with the symbol that looks like a big S? I hate those.
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Post by: Action Jim on March 14, 2006, 10:17:00 AM
No, those are integrals.  They do suck.  Say, how about we stop highjacking the thread, before Ella kicks us in the nuts?  What's everyone's favorite number!?
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Post by: Dan on March 14, 2006, 10:45:48 AM
Quote from: "Action Jim"
....this old I'm with Stupid (http://www.woxy.com/boards/showthread.php?t=9917&page=1&pp=20&highlight=molarity) thread on WOXY.....

Man, what a fun group of people participating over there back then.  No wonder I got into posting on messageboards.  

My favorite number is 13.  As for being more mathimatically nerdy, I don't remember most of those fun constants.  I guess I liked the speed of light.  But I forgot what it is...
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Post by: Jonathan on March 14, 2006, 11:38:22 AM
Well, it takes about 8 minutes for light from the sun to reach the earth, and the sun is about 93 million miles away, so that should give you a rough idea.

A rough idea for a constant. Funny.
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 14, 2006, 11:48:40 AM
1 is the loneliest number that I'll ever do.
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Post by: redbobsled on March 14, 2006, 12:23:47 PM
e is my favorite.
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Post by: rva on March 14, 2006, 12:40:05 PM
whoo!  high five.  I'm an e man myself.

2.718281828459045
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Post by: berzerker on March 14, 2006, 01:26:51 PM
I'm down with Fibonacci's Golden Section, too.
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Post by: Buzzstein on March 14, 2006, 01:46:26 PM
I don't know about mathematical constants, but I think my favorite number is 42....  The meaning of life, the universe, and everything.
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Post by: Rafe on March 14, 2006, 04:04:01 PM
I've always liked the number 10 for football reasons.

"And it's Lineker on the far post, and.....LINEKER!!!!!"
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Post by: Jonathan on March 14, 2006, 04:17:17 PM
Well, if we're just talking favorite numbers, then my answer is 8. Big shock, huh?

I thought we were talking constants?
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Post by: Rafe on March 14, 2006, 04:22:36 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Well, if we're just talking favorite numbers, then my answer is 8. Big shock, huh?

I thought we were talking constants?

Are we? I'll confess, I haven't had too much time to read for long in recent times, so I just did the usual. Pop in, do a quick scan and post some complete and utter bollocks.
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Post by: Action Jim on March 14, 2006, 05:54:09 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Well, if we're just talking favorite numbers, then my answer is 8. Big shock, huh?

I thought we were talking constants?


Eight isn't constant?  

*Counts to eight*

*Counts to eight again*

*Counts to eight again*

Hmm...well, eventually it's got to be different.  I'll keep trying.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 14, 2006, 06:11:52 PM
What the hell do I know about numbers? I'm just going by how the question is worded...
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 14, 2006, 09:20:56 PM
Quote from: "Action Jim"
No, those are integrals.  They do suck.  Say, how about we stop highjacking the thread, before Ella kicks us in the nuts?  What's everyone's favorite number!?

I am much too meek to be kicking anyone anywhere.

I was looking for a mathematical constant, not number. Although ones from physics are also acceptable. Some other favorites not mentioned include

Pythagoras' constant - the square root of 2
gravitational constant (G) = 6.67300 × 10-11 m3 kg-1 s-2
Planck's constant (h) = 6.626068 × 10-34 m2 kg / s

And then there's the ever popular i. Not so much a constant, but I love that there are imaginary numbers.

And if we had a "Differentiate a function of the day" thread, I'd be all over it. I LOVE Calculus. Or at least I did 15 years ago when I took it.

I'll stop hijacking my own QOTD now.  :lol
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Post by: Dan on March 14, 2006, 10:03:49 PM
Oh I forgot:  I was always a big fan of the square root of -2.
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Post by: rva on March 15, 2006, 12:32:23 AM
No love for c?
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 15, 2006, 08:49:14 AM
c is great, too.

In honor of the Ides of March (and to balance out yesterday's question), what is your favorite Shakespeare play?


My favorite is Much Ado About Nothing.
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 15, 2006, 08:51:18 AM
Othello
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Post by: MissKitty on March 15, 2006, 09:02:54 AM
Taming of the Shrew
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Post by: Butter on March 15, 2006, 09:21:27 AM
That one where the main character is killed and/or double-crossed towards the end.
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Post by: SFG on March 15, 2006, 09:29:25 AM
I like Richard III.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 15, 2006, 10:20:54 AM
The Prince Hal trilogy (Henry IV Part I, Henry IV Part II, Henry V)
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Post by: Action Jim on March 15, 2006, 10:28:37 AM
Henry V
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Post by: Juliana on March 15, 2006, 10:29:54 AM
Much Ado about Nothing
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Post by: redbobsled on March 15, 2006, 10:50:15 AM
King Lear
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Post by: Kwyjibo on March 15, 2006, 11:26:43 AM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
1 is the loneliest number that I'll ever do.


 =D>

As for my favorite Shakespeare play, it's the one with Leo DiCaprio and Claire Danes.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 15, 2006, 11:50:45 AM
a midsummer nights dream or the tempest.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 15, 2006, 12:00:46 PM
'Amlitt mate, 'Amlitt
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Post by: rva on March 15, 2006, 12:14:57 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
That one where the main character is killed and/or double-crossed towards the end.


That one was good, but not as good as the one where everyone speaks funny.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 15, 2006, 12:18:58 PM
Quote from: "rva"
Quote from: "Butter"
That one where the main character is killed and/or double-crossed towards the end.


That one was good, but not as good as the one where everyone speaks funny.


Forsooth!
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Post by: Butter on March 15, 2006, 12:37:35 PM
Quote from: "rva"
That one was good, but not as good as the one where everyone speaks funny.


I enjoyed that one, but not as much as the one where one or more of the characters seem to go insane.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on March 15, 2006, 12:39:06 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
Quote from: "rva"
That one was good, but not as good as the one where everyone speaks funny.


I enjoyed that one, but not as much as the one where one or more of the characters seem to go insane.

Yep, those are good.  The ones with comedic or tragic themes are good too.
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Post by: berzerker on March 15, 2006, 01:41:55 PM
I like the one where the one person sleeps with someone that they really shouldn't. And it aggrivates one of the other characters.

Aside from that, I like Merchant of Venice, Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, and Hamlet.
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Post by: trixi on March 15, 2006, 01:52:02 PM
I like MacBeth and Taming of the Shrew
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Post by: scurvygirl on March 15, 2006, 03:11:07 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
In honor of the Ides of March (and to balance out yesterday's question), what is your favorite Shakespeare play?


I like the one where everyone dies bloody.
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Post by: rva on March 15, 2006, 03:35:46 PM
Yeah, that was a good one.  That's the one with the soliloquy, right?

Love's Labour's Won.
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 15, 2006, 05:15:20 PM
Antony and Cleopatra, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, and Taming of the Shrew. (I looooves me some Billy Shakes!)

I may be one of the only people who likes the film version of Much Ado about Nothing, starring Denzel Washington.  :-# Loved the Kenneth Branagh film version of Hamlet, too.
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Post by: Buzzstein on March 15, 2006, 07:28:02 PM
MacBeth and Othello(it's also one of my favorite games...and I'll kick your ass!)
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Post by: sg7 on March 16, 2006, 02:39:53 AM
ditto on the branagh version of hamlet!

hamlet's probably my favorite (which i know is a bit cliche, but i don't care), followed by taming of the shrew and midsummer.

sg7 trivia: i used to work for the cincinnati shakespeare festival. one of the best parts of that job was being able to watch fight calls. nothing better than watching fights with rapiers and daggers in 1/2 time and then sped up again. FUN. if i could find a class for novices, i would totally want to learn stage combat. not that i'm the most agile person, but it looks SO fun.

come on. DAGGERS.

(this post brought to you by finals procrastination and general crazypants.)
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Post by: Jonathan on March 16, 2006, 07:45:08 AM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
I may be one of the only people who likes the film version of Much Ado about Nothing, starring Denzel Washington and ruined by Keanu Reeves.  :-#


And that's why everyone hates it. Never underestimate the ability of one mis-cast role to bring down an entire movie.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 16, 2006, 08:50:23 AM
QOTD

How much of the NCAA tournament will you be watching?


I probably won't see a single game, although if a Carolina team makes the final I might watch that game.
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Post by: Butter on March 16, 2006, 08:54:42 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

How much of the NCAA tournament will you be watching?


I'm taking extra long lunches the next 2 days so I can watch a couple hours on the conference room TV.  I'll be watching as much as humanly possible... especially any games involving Ohio State.
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Post by: Detta on March 16, 2006, 09:09:41 AM
I'll be watching the Kentucky games.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 16, 2006, 09:11:57 AM
I'm bringing my other TV into the living room, if that answers your question.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 16, 2006, 09:13:30 AM
None of it, we've got movies and tv to catch up on. Oh, and sleep, catching up on my sleep would be lovely.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 16, 2006, 09:16:13 AM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
None of it, we've got movies and tv to catch up on. Oh, and sleep, catching up on my sleep would be lovely.

That's okay, I'll be watching three games at once so I'll be taking up the slack for you...
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 16, 2006, 09:29:49 AM
I'll probably watch a little. I'll mostly be sleeping or something when it's on in the living room.
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Post by: Butter on March 16, 2006, 09:38:41 AM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
I'll probably watch a little.


YES!!!!!!!

Mark it down, after 8 years I've gotten her to go from "God, why do you have to watch that BULLSHIT!" To, "I'll probably watch a little"!  She's actually going to watch a little and pay attention!

Woo-hoo!

 \:D/  =D>  :scatter:  :thumbright:
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Post by: Kwyjibo on March 16, 2006, 09:41:25 AM
The NC whatnow?
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 16, 2006, 09:44:21 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
None of it, we've got movies and tv to catch up on. Oh, and sleep, catching up on my sleep would be lovely.

That's okay, I'll be watching three games at once so I'll be taking up the slack for you...


That's very kind of you Jonathan.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 16, 2006, 09:44:31 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
I'll probably watch a little.


YES!!!!!!!

Mark it down, after 8 years I've gotten her to go from "God, why do you have to watch that BULLSHIT!" To, "I'll probably watch a little"!  She's actually going to watch a little and pay attention!

Woo-hoo!

 \:D/  =D>  :scatter:  :thumbright:


Probably because in the eight years you've been together, Clemson hasn't made the tournament.

ZING!
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Post by: Detta on March 16, 2006, 09:45:30 AM
Quote from: "Butter"

YES!!!!!!!

Mark it down, after 8 years I've gotten her to go from "God, why do you have to watch that BULLSHIT!" To, "I'll probably watch a little"!  She's actually going to watch a little and pay attention!

Woo-hoo!

 \:D/  =D>  :scatter:  :thumbright:

She didn't say anything about paying attention.
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Post by: Butter on March 16, 2006, 09:48:25 AM
Quote from: "Detta"
She didn't say anything about paying attention.


SHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

 :-#  :2gunfire:
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Post by: Jonathan on March 16, 2006, 09:53:54 AM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
None of it, we've got movies and tv to catch up on. Oh, and sleep, catching up on my sleep would be lovely.

That's okay, I'll be watching three games at once so I'll be taking up the slack for you...


That's very kind of you Jonathan.

No problem. That's what I'm here for.

I've still got one more spot open - I'll watch the games so you don't have to. It's kinda like the "Adapt-a-Listener"* campaign on the WOXY boards - except spelled correctly.



* Before you get your knickers in a bunch, making fun of the "Adapt-a-Listener" campaign was in no way intended to make fun of the WOXY boards. Just the person who made the misspelling. I think my dislike of her is fairly common knowledge by now.
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Post by: MissKitty on March 16, 2006, 09:57:53 AM
Probably a little bit.

We have tv's here at work (in every department, and including a massive plasma in the middle of the room) so I won't be able to avoid it--there is a tv right over my cubicle!
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Post by: kcneon on March 16, 2006, 10:08:53 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

How much of the NCAA tournament will you be watching?


AS MUCH AS I CAN FIT IN!!!  Tournament time RAWKS.  This weekend is going to be rough because I'll be in Chitown - hoping to catch the Texas A & M game tonight, though.  But I did upgrade my phone so I can get the scores & maybe watch a bit while I'm out of town.  How's that for being prepared???   ;)
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Post by: SFG on March 16, 2006, 10:41:45 AM
I'll be at my parents for the first and second weekends, so i'll probably watching it a lot.   My mom is batshit crazy for college basketball.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 16, 2006, 11:03:11 AM
Quote from: "MarkShieldsismycopilot"
My mom is batshit crazy for college basketball.

So is mine. My grandmother was, too. So atleast I come by it honestly.
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Post by: rva on March 16, 2006, 11:15:31 AM
I'll definitely have my TV tuned in, and if a game looks interesting I'll watch it.  But I haven't like, set aside time for it and won't be glued to the monitor or anything.
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Post by: Buzzstein on March 16, 2006, 11:48:03 AM
None.  Because I don't give a shit.
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Post by: Sonic Boom on March 16, 2006, 12:41:45 PM
Absolutely none if I have my choice.
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Post by: Sonic Boom on March 16, 2006, 12:47:26 PM
Hey Buzz- wanna not watch all the games together?
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Post by: berzerker on March 16, 2006, 01:32:14 PM
I'll watch some of it, but I'm not all crazy for it, like usual.
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Post by: trixi on March 16, 2006, 03:32:23 PM
I'm currently sitting in front of my TV watching a game.  I'll watch them if I'm around.
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Post by: Atzend on March 16, 2006, 03:33:14 PM
If I'm someplace where it's on I may watch it, but not something I'll go out of my way to see.
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Post by: scurvygirl on March 16, 2006, 05:49:21 PM
I've been "watching" it at work,  meaning that it's on the TV and I'm too lazy to change the channel.  So basically, I just listen to shoes squeak and pay no attention to what's going on.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 17, 2006, 09:29:37 AM
QOTD

What is (are) you favorite thing(s) from Ireland?



I like U2 and Bailey's Irish Creme.
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Post by: Megs79 on March 17, 2006, 09:31:10 AM
guinness and belleek
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Post by: Butter on March 17, 2006, 09:31:31 AM
Religious violence.  Wait, that's Northern Ireland.

Ummmm..... Jackie Stewart.
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 17, 2006, 09:39:58 AM
Bailey's Irish Cream
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 17, 2006, 09:46:52 AM
guinness, whiskey, the chieftans, and potato bread
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Post by: Jonathan on March 17, 2006, 10:15:37 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
Religious violence.  Wait, that's Northern Ireland.

Ummmm..... Jackie Stewart.

The race car driver?
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Post by: Butter on March 17, 2006, 10:19:24 AM
Yes.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 17, 2006, 10:26:35 AM
The Scottish race car driver?
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Post by: Butter on March 17, 2006, 10:28:05 AM
Yes.
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Post by: MissKitty on March 17, 2006, 10:38:19 AM
Potatoes.
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Post by: Juliana on March 17, 2006, 10:43:21 AM
The color green.
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Post by: Atzend on March 17, 2006, 12:49:15 PM
Jameson Whiskey and my ancestors.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 17, 2006, 12:56:18 PM
Yeah, same here. I'm going to have to go with my family.
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Post by: Action Jim on March 17, 2006, 01:25:49 PM
Keeping with Butter's definition of Ireland, I'm going with Scotch Whiskey.
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Post by: Atzend on March 17, 2006, 01:27:11 PM
I forgot  the idea of an Irish wake is another favorite.  I hope to be propped up in the corner with a glass of whiskey and a good card hand while the living laugh and make merry with my unanimated corpse just sitting there quietly.   It's my funeral so I would like to be there and join in the fun.  Don't think of it as a dead body sitting in the corner, but that I'm preoccupied with being dead.
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Post by: Buzzstein on March 17, 2006, 01:31:17 PM
My ancestors, Celtic Folk music, Celtic Rock, Uillean pipes, Dave King, Ian Byrne, U2, Ash, the movíe Waking Ned Devine
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Post by: rva on March 17, 2006, 02:13:42 PM
coffee
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 17, 2006, 05:45:02 PM
U2, Gavin Friday, Jim Sheridan, Neil Jordan, Michael Collins, Veronica Guerin, Liam Neeson, Stephen Rea, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Patrick McCabe, shepherd's pie, bangers and mash, boxties, corned beef and cabbage, potato bread
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Post by: Detta on March 17, 2006, 09:33:25 PM
Half of my boyfriend.





(The half that's Irish...in case you didn't follow.)
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Post by: Atzend on March 17, 2006, 11:25:18 PM
That 's a really sweet answer.  I'll have to remember to forget that on the next Italian holiday.
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Post by: Buzzstein on March 18, 2006, 05:34:01 PM
Quote from: "Sonic Boom"
Hey Buzz- wanna not watch all the games together?


Oh and yes.  That sounds like a good time.
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Post by: Dan on March 19, 2006, 07:19:10 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
In honor of the Ides of March (and to balance out yesterday's question), what is your favorite Shakespeare play?

I don't know which is my favorite anymore (I forgot...for shame), but I enjoyed Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, Othello, MacBeth, A Midsummers Night's Dream, and, oh, probably a bunch of others.  
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
How much of the NCAA tournament will you be watching?

Well, I went to Vegas to watch the games, so let's just say:  A Lot.
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
What is (are) you favorite thing(s) from Ireland?

U2, Guiness, and Across The Line (http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/atl/) with Donna and Rigsy.  Those two crack me up.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 20, 2006, 08:28:20 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite part of spring?



I love all the colors in nature. I just try to ignore what it does to my respiratory system.
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Post by: MissKitty on March 20, 2006, 09:12:26 AM
I love seeing all the trees and flowers blooming, I love working in the yard before it gets too hot to enjoy, and of course Opening Day.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 20, 2006, 09:39:23 AM
How everyting is noticably greener after it rains. Oh and tulips.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 20, 2006, 09:40:25 AM
The fact that it's not winter anymore. And because of that, how everything seems that much brighter, even if it's still cold.
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 20, 2006, 10:09:38 AM
I'm looking forward to working in the yard.
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Post by: Atzend on March 20, 2006, 10:30:52 AM
Thunderstorms, the warmer weather, and everything starting to bloom.
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Post by: Buzzstein on March 20, 2006, 10:39:58 AM
warm weather
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Post by: Detta on March 20, 2006, 10:40:56 AM
Ahhhh.  This is my favorite time of year for so many reasons.  The day the time changes is my favorite day of the year.  I love how everything is so much brighter so much longer.  I love the warmer weather, the flowers blooming, warm rain, less clothing, baseball, drinking beer outside.  Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 20, 2006, 11:25:54 AM
There's a certain smell in the air when it's spring -- like everything is fresh and new. I love that. It really snaps me out of my winter funk. I also like being able to open all of the windows and let fresh air into the condo. The warmer temps and longer daylight hours are huge plusses, too.

:B-fly:
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Post by: Butter on March 20, 2006, 11:37:34 AM
Stepping on helpless kittens and smashing robin's eggs beneath my fingers.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on March 20, 2006, 12:28:19 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
Stepping on helpless kittens and smashing robin's eggs beneath my fingers.

Well, Cap'n Goodtimes, thanks for that lovely contribution.

My favorite part of spring is that first day that it's warm enough to drive with the windows down in the car and not wear a coat.

Of course that happened in like January this year, but still.  (global warming?  Pffft)
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Post by: Dan on March 20, 2006, 01:07:37 PM
Pretty much what Jonathan, Detta, and whigsgeek said.  

I love it when it smells like spring.
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Post by: berzerker on March 20, 2006, 02:23:36 PM
Open windows in the house, driving with the sunroof open, rain, wearing shorts, mini-golf, riding my bike before it gets godawfulhot in summer, maybe camping?
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Post by: trixi on March 20, 2006, 09:31:52 PM
Wearing shorts, longer days, open windows
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 21, 2006, 08:52:38 AM
QOTD

What's on your refrigerator?


I have a bunch of magnets including copies of works of art (Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh, etc.), a set of fish, places I've been, and a book with rum drink recipes, as well as my oven mitt. And the ticket stub from my first ever Carolina Hurricanes game from 1999. Has it really been 7 years?!
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Post by: Detta on March 21, 2006, 08:57:07 AM
This picture that my dad made me.



(http://www.miniwaankerbot.com/images/detta/iloveyou.jpg)


Plus a bunch of crappy magnets and last month's calendar of events.
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Post by: Content Chick on March 21, 2006, 09:08:23 AM
Rust and free magnets that I've picked up at various fairs and festivals to cover said rust.
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Post by: MissKitty on March 21, 2006, 09:10:24 AM
Lots of 97X magnets
A vast array of music/band related magnets
cat magnets
photos of our neice, nephew and a friend's kid
A Cartman magnet
A newspaper clipping about how politics and religion shouldn't mix
A Mutts cartoon
A magnet that reads "I'm Not Old, Your Music Really Does Suck"
A magnet that reads "Originally I Wanted Children, But Then Cat food Seemed So Much Cheaper Than College"
A Viz calendar
A Bizarro cartoon called "When Cats Inherit The Earth"
grocery list
A magnet that reads "Wrinkled!? That Isn't One of The Things I Wanted To Be When I Grew Up!"
A magnet that reads "I've Found Jesus! He Was Behind the Sofa the Whole Time"

And a whole lot of other nonsense.
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 21, 2006, 09:23:27 AM
kid artwork
lots of photos
the bi-weekly menu
lots and lots of magnets

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v633/agprice98/fridge.jpg)
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Post by: Jonathan on March 21, 2006, 10:32:36 AM
Two menus. Both are for pizza places. Although one of them sells really good chicken wings, too.
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Post by: berzerker on March 21, 2006, 01:04:04 PM
There's a few magnets, a magnetic bin that's currently holding some junk, a couple of those chip clips with magnets on them holding up a couple of paper plates that my friend's daughter drew pictures of my dog on, a couple pics of my dog, a couple of reminders for things I've forgotten about.
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Post by: trixi on March 21, 2006, 02:00:20 PM
Various 97X magnets, Coke magnets, a couple of cat magnets including one that holds paper and pen, Root Beer Stand magnetic calendar, postcards, pictures of my nieces and some of my friends kids, and a receipt from my hot water heater purchase.
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Post by: Action Jim on March 21, 2006, 02:15:57 PM
On the front, nothing.  On the top, there are various things stacked, like a thing of wasabi peas, a container of sugar, and other miscellany.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 21, 2006, 02:55:22 PM
Pictures
Random magnets (LOTR, mini Monet, La Rosas)
Semi-important paperwork (license renewal, forms for the doctor, etc.)
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Post by: seldon on March 21, 2006, 03:04:25 PM
nothing except a magnet that says "Video Games: why waste good technology on science or medicine?"
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Post by: Rafe on March 21, 2006, 04:42:24 PM
Two small portraits of my wife and I, sketched by the gifted and slightly sticky hand of foolsgold.
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 21, 2006, 04:46:40 PM
Quote from: "Action Jim"
wasabi peas


YUM-YUM!   \:D/
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Post by: Dan on March 21, 2006, 07:02:04 PM
Nothing on the front.  The side has a magnet for Health Services and the necessary phone numbers that I always forget to look at when I need to.  I think there's also a magnet of me and some family from a Bar Matzvah.  On top there are three rolls of paper towels.

That's it.  The inside is almost as empty.
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 21, 2006, 08:07:27 PM
After taking an inventory of all of the things on my fridge, I think I may have a serious problem.

Magnets
Chef from South Park; "Christ Died for Our Dunkin Donuts"; "Please, No Singing, Dancing, Swearing, This Is a Respectable House"; "I Get by with a Little Help from My Friends"; Beatles "Yellow Submarine"; 5 Winnie-the-Pooh magnets; "The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful" Margaritaville; "If You're Going through Hell, Keep Going" (Winston Churchill); James Taylor; Happy Bunny, "Is Ass Your Real Name?"; Conan O'Brien; What You Looking at Sucka?; "Life Can Be Full of Frustration, but Eventually You Find a Hairstylist You Like"; "'Look, look,' said Sally. 'Look where I'm pierced.'" (Dick & Jane); "Pimpin' ... Ho' Sale Since 1869"; Newbury Comics face; 2 Golden Retriever magnets; House of Blues "Be Nice or Leave"; Schoolhouse Rock; SuperGrover; "I Am Not in My Happy Place"; 6 National Park Site magnets; "I Exist as I Am, That Is Enough" (Walt Whitman); "No Chains! Dogs Deserve Better"; various medical, veterinary, and restaurant magnets (including Root Beer Stand)

Stickers
National AIDS Quilt; "Keep Your Laws Off My Body"; "Ink-Pierce-Pain"; "Eftecheezmaenos o Kaenooryos hronos" (Greek for "Happy New Year"); Krispy Kreme

Pins
"I Loves Me Some Waffles"; George Bush "Like a Rock ... Only Dumber"; "Cheese Is Good"; "Save the Drama for Your Mama"; Stewie "I'm a Dirty, Foul Little Boy"; Beeker from The Muppets; Rick Santorum in a circle with a line through it

Pictures
Sopranos mini-poster from season 5; Patrick Rafter; Trent Reznor; Afghan Whigs

Other
Peanuts® cartoon; various business cards clipped together; plastic bike license plates from Florida, Nevada, Colorado, Ohio, and Tennessee with my dog's name (Luke) on them
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Post by: Lisa on March 21, 2006, 10:11:48 PM
2006 calender with artwork by alex
Mothers Day artwork from alex and various other drawings
Our weekly menu
some photographs

Magnets:
Dressing Elvis various outfits include the black leather number, hawaiian shirt and the gold outfit
baby Penguins from tasmania
rock n roll gal gone wild
a bat
the big Pinneapple
crocodile hunter.. australia zoo ... crickey
a franginpani

Postcards:
Hunter Valley vineyards
Mexico
Marrakesch
Tuscany

newsletter from alex's school
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 22, 2006, 09:12:31 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite series of books?


I'm all about Harry Potter.
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Post by: MissKitty on March 22, 2006, 09:17:45 AM
I'll second the Harry Potter books.

I also enjoyed the Lemony Snicket series, and Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series.
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Post by: scurvygirl on March 22, 2006, 09:32:29 AM
I like Harry Potter, although like is probably just about the weakest word I could have picked there -more like obsessed.  I loooooved Anne of Green Gables back in the day.  And I like His Dark Materials... which reminds me, I need to get my set back from a certain fan of teh Clemson.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 22, 2006, 09:34:30 AM
The Left Behind series, of course.

Nothing gets me revved up more than good ol' apocalypic fiction.


Just kidding...I don't have a favorite series of books, so I went with the snarky answer, of course.
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 22, 2006, 10:06:28 AM
Harry Potter!!!
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 22, 2006, 10:34:52 AM
Spike Milligan's war diaries starting with "Adolph Hitler, My Part in his Downfall"
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Post by: Buzzstein on March 22, 2006, 10:37:24 AM
HARRY POTTER! I love it!!
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Post by: berzerker on March 22, 2006, 11:07:21 AM
the Dark Tower Series - Steve King
the Ender Series - Orson Scott Card
the Chronic-what?-cles of Narnia - CS Lewis
the Martian Chronicles - Ed Burroughs


sadly, I haven't read any of the Harry Potter books. I should.
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 22, 2006, 11:27:57 AM
Some favorite series (serieses, seriesi) I collect are ...

Nick Bantock's Griffin & Sabine
James Lee Burke's "Dave Robicheaux" series
Tim Pat Coogan's Irish Troubles series
James Ellroy's "L.A. Quartet" series
John Fante's "Bandini" series
Elizabeth George's "Inspector Linley" series
Laura Lee Hope's Bobbsey Twins
John Sandford's "Lucas Davenport" series
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Post by: Atzend on March 22, 2006, 11:32:30 AM
Douglas Adam's - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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Post by: berzerker on March 22, 2006, 11:47:09 AM
Quote from: "Atzend"
Douglas Adam's - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


Oops. I knew I forgot something....  ](*,)
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Post by: SFG on March 22, 2006, 12:21:10 PM
Don't really read many series.  although i have read all the left behind books.

for real.
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Post by: Megs79 on March 22, 2006, 12:54:48 PM
patricia cornwell's kay scarpetta novels (though lately they've not been as good)

and anne of green gables
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Post by: Rafe on March 22, 2006, 01:00:27 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
James Lee Burke's "Dave Robicheaux" series

My absolute favourite living American novelist, bar none.

I'll also go for:

Herge's adventures of Tintin
The Harlem Cycle - Chester Himes
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Post by: rva on March 22, 2006, 01:18:47 PM
George R. R. Martin-- A Song of Ice and Fire.
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Post by: seldon on March 22, 2006, 04:51:03 PM
I love alot of current fiction.

but if we're picking one...

"the dark is rising" by Susan Cooper

lets see if I can still say it...

when the dark comes rising six will turn it back
three from the circle and three from the track.
wood bronze iron water fire stone
five will go forth, and one goes alone..


theres more but it escapes me atm
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 23, 2006, 08:23:08 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite restaurant?


My favorite local resturant is 518 West Italian Cafe. I used to be able to walk there from my office and went a couple of times a month.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 23, 2006, 08:42:45 AM
Wow. I guess, if I'm being completely honest, I'd have to say Skyline. Even though it's not fancy or anything like 518 is.
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Post by: redbobsled on March 23, 2006, 11:26:18 AM
Din tai fung dumpling house in Arcadia, CA.

www.dintaifungusa.com


yum!
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Post by: Butter on March 23, 2006, 11:27:04 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Wow. I guess, if I'm being completely honest, I'd have to say Skyline. Even though it's not fancy or anything like 518 is.


.
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 23, 2006, 11:51:10 AM
Fatz Cafe (http://www.fatzcafe.com/index2.php). It's a chain in South Carolina.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 23, 2006, 12:08:29 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
Fatz Cafe (http://www.fatzcafe.com/index2.php). It's a chain in South Carolina.

And North Carolina! At least, there's one in Hendersonville. Good stuff.
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Post by: Buzzstein on March 23, 2006, 12:15:56 PM
Garozzo's in Overland Park, Kansas...  Its Italian.
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Post by: Action Jim on March 23, 2006, 12:58:32 PM
Wow.  I can't pick just one.  I love food like a fat kid loves cake.  

Chains

Chain fast food restaurant:  Chipotle
Chain "Casual Dining" Restaurant (e.g. the "T.G.I. O'Chilibee's" category):   Chili's
Steakhouse Chain:  Outback

But I'd much rather not eat at a chain restaurant--not because I'm too indie and want to support independent businesses, but because I'd rather go somewhere unique and interesting.  

Non-Chains

Sushi:  Thai 9 - Dayton, OH (Beluga in the 'Nati is good, but just a tad too pretentious).  

Eye-tal-ian:  Puccini's La Dolce Vita - Bloomington, IN

Chinese:  Uncle Yip's - Fairfield, OH (zero atmosphere, but who gives a damn with food like this?)

Indian:  Tie b/w Ambar India and Cumin, Cincinnati, OH (this is a tough one, as I love basically all Indian food)

Burgers:  Arthur's Cafe - Cincinnati, OH (specifically, the Boursin Burger, which is not for the faint of aorta)

Pizza:  Lou Malnati's  - Chicago, IL (all right, technically you could say it's a chain, but it's strictly local, and not hoi polloi.  For something really local, I'd go with Dayton's Pizza Factory, but only on two-for-one day.  Also honorable mention to Mad Mushroom in Bloomington, IN, which is like a cheaper Papa John's--yeah, that's right, a cheaper Papa John's)

Steak:  Alamo Steakhouse - Gatlinburg, TN  (was La Normandie, but that place was too pricey, and is now defunct anyway)

Coffee shop: Coffee Emporium - Cincinnati, OH.

"Date" Restaurant:  Vineyard Cafe - Cincinnati, OH, in spring or fall, at an outdoor table.

Ribs:  BBQ Revue - Cincinnati, OH

Mexican:  Rio Grande - Fort Thomas, KY.  Little Mexico - Crawfordsville, IN.

All Time Favorite Restaurant of All Time:   Siam House - Bloomington, IN.  It's a tiny restaurant in an old Victorian.  The owner is Thai, and the cooks are Thai, and the food is therefore reasonably authentic (and, more important, delightful).   I haven't been there in years, so I may be remembering it a bit too romantically, but I ate at that place all the time when I was at IU, and it was good.  Damn good.
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Post by: Dan on March 23, 2006, 01:28:26 PM
Quote from: "Action Jim"
Steakhouse Chain:  Outback

Word, baby.  Love the Outback.
Quote from: "Action Jim"
But I'd much rather not eat at a chain restaurant--not because I'm too indie and want to support independent businesses, but because I'd rather go somewhere unique and interesting.  

Well, I'd rather eat at a non-chain restaurant because I'm too indie and would rather support independant businesses.  And because I'd rather go someplace interesting.  And because this is freaking Manhattan and there are eight gadzillion non-chains for me to eat at.
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Post by: berzerker on March 23, 2006, 01:37:41 PM
Here's a few chains:
Chipotle
Donatos
Penn Station

and non-chains:
Thai 9
Pizzapapalis
Elsa's
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Post by: Action Jim on March 23, 2006, 01:50:41 PM
Quote from: "berzerker"

Elsa's


I had some margaritas there once.  I don't remember anything about the food, or if I even had any.  They're not stingy with the tequila, though, I can tell you that.
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Post by: emerald on March 23, 2006, 01:58:44 PM
mmmm foood....

Riverside Korean is always a good time. My restaurant of choice for celebration is J Alexanders. Price Hill Chili can't be beat for hang over food.
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Post by: seldon on March 23, 2006, 02:03:20 PM
bob's subs and sandwiches in slippery rock, PA.  grew up down the street, and they make the best sammiches evar.

its run by a bunch of surly old ladies and stoned college kids. they make their own mayo and toast the buns with the seasame seeds......mmmmmm
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Post by: Jonathan on March 23, 2006, 02:51:57 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
Well, I'd rather eat at a non-chain restaurant because I'm too indie and would rather support independant businesses.  And because I'd rather go someplace interesting.  And because this is freaking Manhattan and there are eight gadzillion non-chains for me to eat at.

Oh, no kidding. It's got to be fun to be spoiled for choice like that. You could eat at a different place for every meal if you wanted. Too bad that would be expensive.
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Post by: Megs79 on March 23, 2006, 03:03:55 PM
Chains:

Fast food: Chipotle
Real fast food: taco bell
Casual Dining: This is tough since most have a super blandy-bland vegetarian entree.  So I don't have one.


Non Chain:

Italian: pompilios
Chinese: Oriental Wok on Buttermilk Pk
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 23, 2006, 03:10:07 PM
Depends on where I am. Locally I'd say Spat's and Otto's. Back home I'd say the Carwanna Diner, a hole in the wall where my dad used to take me for Texas wieners. In Ohio, I'd have to go with Schlepp's, where arteries go to die, a few miles over the OH/WV border. In New Orleans, it would be Delmonico, Pappy's, and Lucy's. In Nashville, it would be the Loveless Cafe. In Chicago, the Parthenon, Ed's, and Heaven on Seven.

Any Greek restaurant anywhere!

Favorite chains? Quaker Steak and Lube; House of Blues; Waffle House; Weber Grill
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Post by: MissKitty on March 23, 2006, 03:13:38 PM
Too difficult!

Ok.
Fast food: Taco Hell.

Casual Dining:
Christopher's Restaurant

Non chain:
Chinese: I will second Megs' Oriental Wok, but I also loves me some Shanghai Mama's because they make their tofu daily and it is the squishity-chippity. Plus their wrinkle beans rock.
Italian: Pompilios, Shaivone's
Indian: Cumin
Mongolian: BD's Mongolian BBQ
Vegetarian: Manna

I really want to try Slim's in Northside, but I'm afraid there won't be veggie options for me.
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Post by: emerald on March 23, 2006, 05:13:25 PM
Quote from: "MissKitty"
Too difficult!

Casual Dining:
Christopher's Restaurant


Is this in Kettering? I use to *love* that place when I lived in Dayton!!
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 24, 2006, 08:37:34 AM
QOTD

Have you ever been in a school play?


I was the narrator for my third grade class's production of Tom Sawyer.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on March 24, 2006, 08:40:10 AM
I was Little Red Riding Hood in our kindergarten play. In 9th grade I was in a play (I forget the title) about animals and I was the bird of paradise. It was a play we were doing for the elementary school kids.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 24, 2006, 08:44:18 AM
I was the Lord Mayor in "The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew"
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: emerald on March 24, 2006, 08:50:33 AM
In Kindergarten I was the lead snowflake in the winter play. However I got an ear infection and missed the dress rehearsal the number 2 snowflake took my place. It was a sad day and also the end of my stage career.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on March 24, 2006, 08:52:07 AM
I was in drama in 9th and 10th grade, and was also Peter Rabbit in some elementary school thing.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Megs79 on March 24, 2006, 08:55:50 AM
I was one of the kids in the Pied Piper in 5th grade, i was a cratchit kid in A Christmas Carol in 9th grade, and I starred in Seeds of Suspicion as a murderous wife in 11th grade.

I was in the drama club all of high school- I was in a few plays but I mostly did backstage stuff. I did tech work for All's Well that Ends Well my sophomore year in college, which incidentally starred the guy that plays Charlie's brother on Lost (Neil Hopkins).
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on March 24, 2006, 09:18:04 AM
In the 3rd grade, I was a knight in the production of some play that I forget the name of. In fact, I was the head knight - all of the other knights were non-speaking roles, but I had a line of dialogue.

I, of course, nailed it perfectly.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on March 24, 2006, 09:21:07 AM
Quote from: "emerald"
Quote from: "MissKitty"
Too difficult!

Casual Dining:
Christopher's Restaurant


Is this in Kettering? I use to *love* that place when I lived in Dayton!!


That's the place!

As for today's question...I vaguely remember being an "extra" in a 4th grade play about farmers. I only had one line, and I got it wrong.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 24, 2006, 09:51:40 AM
Was one of t he peanuts gang in an elementary school play. Had some small roles in the school musicals, if they count.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Bronzetree on March 24, 2006, 10:11:13 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Have you ever been in a school play?


I was the narrator for my third grade class's production of Tom Sawyer.


The only time I was in school play was as a result of a tragedy.

It was fifth grade and I'd just moved to Sayler Park. The class I'd joined was putting on a Christmas play and the teacher scrambled to find me some way to be involved. I don't recall how he had me involved, but I think it was a behind-the-scenes kinda thing.

About a week or two after arriving at the school, tragedy struck a classmate by the name of Billy Judd. After school one day, he stepped off the bus and was starting to cross the street in front of his house. He didn't make it. Another bus came from out of nowhere and killed him instantly. Needless to say, he was the star of the play, and the show had to go on. The teacher gave me his part, since I was the only male in the class without a part. I played the King in a play called Long Live Christmas, wherein a hard and cruel king learns the meaning of giving.

It felt very weird to me as an eleven-year-old kid, and as the new kid at that, to have to step into the shoes of a kid everyone liked.

There's a LOT more to the story, but I'll leave that for my memoirs.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on March 24, 2006, 10:27:59 AM
I was in lots of school plays from 1st-12th grade.  I guess I was a bit of a drama nerd.  In the 8th grade, or maybe it was the 7th, my teacher let my friend and I cast and direct a play that we performed at the PTA meeting and in church.  I made sure there was some yelling in various people's line deliveries so that I could direct people to yell in church.   In high school, one of the plays I was in had minimalist set design, and I had to play one whole scene where I was dangling off the edge of a cliff, scared to death, but reforming my horrible bitch ways.  (I liked playing bitchy, mean characters.)  When I got to college, I even auditioned, but apparently they only liked to cast drama majors.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Buzzstein on March 24, 2006, 11:00:31 AM
no
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on March 24, 2006, 11:10:48 AM
I was Maria in our sixth-grade production of the Sound of Music. I like to think it was because I looked hot in lederhosen. Still do ... for the right price. :twisted:

Our fourth-grade class did some sort of variety show instead of a play. I was picked to be the em-cee and also to do a "Whistle While You Work" number dressed in a sailor's outfit.

Also have very clear memories of a church Christmas play when I was about 3 or 4. My line was: "When Jesus was a little boy in far-off Palestine, I wonder if he had a pet to love as I love mine."  :angel5:
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Atzend on March 24, 2006, 11:11:59 AM
We didn't get a drama club until I was a sophomore in high school and I was very involved with a small role, set design, costumes, etc when we worked on our first school musical.  The choir/drama teacher we had at the time was really into getting students interested in any aspect they wanted to help.  She made it fun.   By my junior year of high school we got a new choir/drama teacher who was a controlling self-serving bitch who made working on even the smallest show a nightmare.  Due to her and there wasn't that much going on with the drama club I joined the local community theater and that's what I focused on most in high school working on a number of plays on and off stage.    My senior year I was Marian the Librarian in the school play of The Music Man until I confronted the choir teacher about how she would stop rehearsal to yell at the kids that were there about the students that weren't, lowering morale and taking away rehearsal time.  She was a great choir teacher, but a horrible director.  I wound up getting suspended from school for disrespecting a teacher and a week before the show I was replaced by another girl to do the part.   I still worked with the community theater after high school for a short bit until I moved to Cincinnati and just lost interest.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: trixi on March 24, 2006, 11:14:06 AM
I was in the Little Dutch Girl in 1st Grade.
In the HMS Pinafore in 4th grade.
And in 3 musicals in High School....Annie, Brigadoon, and Bye Bye Birdie.  

I also was in something in Kindergarten, but can't remember what it was.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on March 24, 2006, 12:09:34 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"


Also have very clear memories of a church Christmas play when I was about 3 or 4. My line was: "When Jesus was a little boy in far-off Palestine, I wonder if he had a pet to love as I love mine."  :angel5:


Apparently I was in a Church Christmas play when I was an infant. I was baby Jesus.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on March 24, 2006, 01:14:50 PM
I played the Mouse King in the Nutcracker in third grade or so.

Otherwise I can only remember high school and doing plays for my youth group, so it wasn't necessarily a "school" play.
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Post by: Rafe on March 24, 2006, 02:04:01 PM
I was in several plays at school and college. My favourite was taking the role of lead villain in a play that my Headmaster wrote. The character was named Rory Fortesque Bollingham-Ferretpole, and he was upper class, a chancer and a cad. Perfect. All the parents cracked up hearing this skinny fucking working class kid speaking in a posh, "Kenneth Williams" type of accent.

At College, me and my mate Tony used to do a chaotic and quite frankly filthy comedy stand up routine which was a blast to do, but frequently got us in trouble with the college Principal, to the extent that after one particular routine, we were banned from performing again.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 24, 2006, 02:10:07 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
I was a knight .... In fact, I was the head knight - all of the other knights were non-speaking roles, but I had a line of dialogue.

I, of course, nailed it perfectly.


Don't tell me, let me guess.....

"Ni !!"

Quote from: "Rafe"
a play that my Headmaster wrote


[obscure brit humour] shouldn't that read "a play what my headmaster wrote"? [/obh]
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: rva on March 24, 2006, 03:42:10 PM
Up to third grade, we had those school plays where everyone had to be in them and every kid got one line.

Every year, it'd be like five or six kids who were all into it and wanted the leads and then everyone else pretty much hated it and just hoped they'd be in one scene and where they could deliver their one line.  
I was in the latter group.  However I always ended up with minor characters anyway.  Not because I wanted them, but because they knew I was smart enough to memorize 20-25 lines and they knew my parents would make me do it.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: berzerker on March 24, 2006, 05:14:23 PM
In (catholic) middle school, maybe 7th or 8th grade, there was one musical I was in. Actually, I was probably in most of the plays and stuff, since they wanted the whole school involved to whatever extent.
But anyway, this one was Godspell. They held auditions for the singing parts, and I sang as badly as possible. Which isn't hard. For my efforts I was awarded a solo... which I did my best to sing well, during the actual performances. I suppose it wasn't all bad. I just don't think my voice sounds that great.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: snakelady on March 24, 2006, 08:23:35 PM
Quote from: "rva"
Up to third grade, we had those school plays where everyone had to be in them and every kid got one line.

 However I always ended up with minor characters anyway.  Not because I wanted them, but because they knew I was smart enough to memorize 20-25 lines and they knew my parents would make me do it.



Me too!  Nothing memorable, but always got a part because I could read well and memorize.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 27, 2006, 08:48:59 AM
QOTD

Have you ever won a trophy?


In high school band senior year, I won one of the outstanding student awards, which brought me a three foot trophy. I would have much preferred cash.

Most recently, the trophies I've won have all been at KoL.  :)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on March 27, 2006, 09:17:42 AM
I have several trophies from my Ballerina days.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on March 27, 2006, 09:49:56 AM
I was part of a team that won our Little League division 2 years in a row.  I was a huge help on that team, too.  I have some Citizen Bee plaques and some other assorted stuff at my parents' house... but I guess I'll never see those again.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on March 27, 2006, 09:54:46 AM
Yes, a lot of bowling and basketball trophies (maybe 20-30 total?).  And one softball trophy, too, I think.  But I really hated softball.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on March 27, 2006, 10:28:50 AM
Yes, tons of them.

I played a lot of sports when I was a kid. Shocking, I know.
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Post by: Atzend on March 27, 2006, 10:50:31 AM
One or two for cheerleading when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade.  One for outstanding drama student my junior year of high school.  And one for being on the winning A-Team for the randomville scavenger hunt.
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 27, 2006, 11:01:54 AM
One for winning a junior tennis tournament
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on March 27, 2006, 11:08:15 AM
I had a couple of basketball trophies
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Buzzstein on March 27, 2006, 12:39:18 PM
yeah, some.  I haven't gotten any that I actually really did anything for though.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on March 27, 2006, 03:47:44 PM
I won the "Fire Prevention Week" trophy in fifth grade.  I know I won a pinewood derby trophy in, approximately, fourth grade.  There's one more, but I can't remember what it was.  I have a bunch of plaques (4th grade baseball team, high school track, cross-country, etc) but those aren't as good as trophies.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 27, 2006, 04:11:17 PM
I have several Pine Car Derby trophies in a box at my parents.  Also several Technology Students Association plaques from high school.  A couple for a knowledge bowl type competion I was in where the questions were things like: How many sheets in a ream of paper? or Name three common manufacturing techniques.  There was also a computer assembly competition and a computer aided drafting competition and I was part of a robotics team on year.

God I'm a nerd.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Rafe on March 27, 2006, 04:17:44 PM
I won quite few when I played football, mostly team trophies (County cups, schools, etc.), but I'm very proud of my player of the year award from my childhood team, many moons ago.  It was a tough year for my family, and for once I buttoned my lip on the field, didn't get a red card all season and made my family happy and I think a little bit proud at the same time.

I also won a couple of things playing rugby, but no personal trophies, other than earning County colours, which was really nice - I enjoyed playing the game in a classy squad, It really made me a far better player.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: scurvygirl on March 27, 2006, 05:35:15 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD
Have you ever won a trophy?


Yep.  From nerdy school stuff and from soccer.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: berzerker on March 27, 2006, 05:37:34 PM
A couple little league ones, and i think I got some sort of plaque from a science fair.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: scurvygirl on March 27, 2006, 06:53:46 PM
Quote from: "berzerker"
A couple little league ones, and i think I got some sort of plaque from a science fair.


Heheheh I totally read "plaque" as "plague."  Unclean!!!  Unclean!!!
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on March 27, 2006, 10:30:09 PM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
How many sheets in a ream of paper?

I've always wondered that. What's the answer?
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: scurvygirl on March 27, 2006, 10:40:42 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
How many sheets in a ream of paper?

I've always wondered that. What's the answer?


Heehee.. having worked at a glue factory, I totally know the answer to that.  But I'll let Kwyj answer it.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: trixi on March 27, 2006, 10:48:45 PM
Trophies from swimming, soccer and spelling bees.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on March 28, 2006, 12:13:28 AM
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
How many sheets in a ream of paper?

I've always wondered that. What's the answer?


Heehee.. having worked at a glue factory, I totally know the answer to that.  But I'll let Kwyj answer it.


Tease. :)
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Post by: Butter on March 28, 2006, 08:12:26 AM
500 sheets in a ream.  Do any of you not work in an office, or what?
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Post by: Kwyjibo on March 28, 2006, 08:53:35 AM
Yeah, it's 500, unless it's 3 part carbonless, then it's 501 (167 of each color).  Certain paper manufacturers market larger sheets as 250 per ream but they're bastards and they're wrong.

Why, you might ask, do I remember all this shit?  Because I work for a paper company and it's the only one of those questions I ever ended up using in life.

Still trying to work out when I'm going to be needing all that Greek mythology we studied in 11th grade that our teachers assured us would be helpful in later life.  But I guess it does keep me from attempting to fly to close to the sun on wings made of feathers and wax.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Butter on March 28, 2006, 08:59:30 AM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
Yeah, it's 500, unless it's 3 part carbonless, then it's...


ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Quote
...sun on wings made of feathers and wax.


Yeah, wax.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 28, 2006, 09:33:23 AM
QOTD

What was your favorite online site that is now defunct?


The original garden.com was really cool. When it went kaput, it was purchased by Burpee, but it's not the same.
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Post by: Action Jim on March 28, 2006, 11:07:26 AM
Audiogalaxy.  I miss Audiogalaxy.  And so does Cat (http://catandgirl.com/view.php?loc=324).
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Post by: Jonathan on March 28, 2006, 11:10:24 AM
Spinfrenzy. I could fill my hard drive at work with songs and not have to download and install Napster, thus avoiding the watchful eyes of the IT department.
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Post by: Dan on March 28, 2006, 02:44:01 PM
Quote from: "Action Jim"
Audiogalaxy.  I miss Audiogalaxy.  And so does Cat (http://catandgirl.com/view.php?loc=324).

Nice.  I'll buy that...

Otherwise, there aren't any sites that immediately come to mind, although I'm sure they are out there.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on March 28, 2006, 03:36:37 PM
I liked upcomingmovies.com before it got taken over by Yahoo.
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Post by: Buzzstein on March 28, 2006, 05:08:07 PM
Quote from: "Action Jim"
Audiogalaxy.  I miss Audiogalaxy.


yeah, that one.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 29, 2006, 08:51:07 AM
QOTD

Where did your grandparents grow up?


Mom's parents: Her dad in Chillicothe, Ohio and her mom in Marion, Ohio
Dad's parents: His mom in Lenoir, NC and Chattanooga, TN and his dad in Mount Juliet, TN on the same farm where I grew up
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Post by: Juliana on March 29, 2006, 08:54:23 AM
Mom's- Michigan (Devil's Lake area)
Dad's- Mexico
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Post by: SFG on March 29, 2006, 09:09:40 AM
Grandfather (father's side)-New York City
Grandmother (father's side)-County Mayo, Ireland

Grandmother and Grandfather on Mother's Side-Camden NJ.
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Post by: Megs79 on March 29, 2006, 09:32:05 AM
Concord, NH (all 4 of them).
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 29, 2006, 09:36:11 AM
Mom's side:
Grandma: rural Louisiana
Grandpa: Scotland

Dad's side:
Grandma: Jamestown, NY
Grandpa: Fredonia, NY
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Post by: Docta on March 29, 2006, 09:39:52 AM
Dad's Parents - New England (Maine mostly)
Mom's Parents - Coolville, OH (yup I'm half appalacian hillbilly)
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Post by: MissKitty on March 29, 2006, 09:47:12 AM
Mom's side: Estill County, Ky.
Dad's side: East Tennessee
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Post by: Butter on March 29, 2006, 09:52:10 AM
Don't know for either my maternal or paternal grandparents.  All but 1 of them died on or before 1987, and I never really asked after them.... and my father's biological mother is a huge bitch who I avoid at all costs, so there you go.
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 29, 2006, 10:00:06 AM
Mom's parents: Northern Georgia (near the border of SC)

Dad's parents: Greenville, SC
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Post by: Buzzstein on March 29, 2006, 10:12:38 AM
Mom's side-
Grandma...St. Louis, Missouri
Grandpa...Farmington, Missouri

Dad's side-
Grandma...Kansas City, Missouri I think
Grandpa...Kansas City area
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Post by: Kwyjibo on March 29, 2006, 10:29:03 AM
I know my Maternal Grandfather was from Harlan County Kentucky, I assume my Maternal Grandmother was as well.

My Paternal Grandfather was from Grant County Kentucky, not sure about my Grandmother, I think she was probably from Independence (Kenton Co.).
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Post by: rva on March 29, 2006, 10:31:48 AM
Hubei, China  
?????, China
?????, China
?????, China
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 29, 2006, 11:15:41 AM
Maternal Grandparents: Pennsylvania

Paternal Grandfather: Thesaloniki, Greece
Paternal Grandmother: Pennsylvania
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Post by: Atzend on March 29, 2006, 11:21:59 AM
Mom's side: Cincinnati, Ohio
Dad's side: Nelsonville, Ohio
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Post by: redbobsled on March 29, 2006, 12:39:20 PM
Mom's side: Cincinnati (Mt. Adams and Mt. Lookout)
Dad's side: Cincinnati (Sedamsville)
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Post by: Jonathan on March 29, 2006, 01:08:20 PM
Mom's side: New York City
Dad's side: Monessen, Pa.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 29, 2006, 01:16:20 PM
Mum's Parents: Skibby/Roskilde & Copenhagen, Denmark
Dad's Parents: Derby & Horton Heath, England
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Post by: berzerker on March 29, 2006, 02:00:00 PM
mom's side - Saginaw, MI area
dad's side - Coldwater, MI area
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Post by: Dan on March 29, 2006, 10:51:20 PM
Mom's Side:
Grandma - Cleveland Heights, OH
Grandpa - New York somewhere...the city, I think?

Dad's Side:
Grandpa - I have no idea
Grandma - I suspect somewhere in Ohio, either Cleveland, Akron, or rural eastern OH.

Man, I need to go find this stuff out.  I should know this.
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Post by: trixi on March 29, 2006, 10:57:58 PM
Mom's Side
Grandmother--Cincinnati (Hyde Park) and then Indianapolis
Grandfather--somewhere in Indiana

Dad's Side
Both--Kefalonia, Greece
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 30, 2006, 08:26:45 AM
QOTD

What's your favorite April Fool's Day prank (so you'll have time to prepare)?



Take a screenshot of the computer desktop, replace the background picture with it, and then remove the desktop icons and hide (and move) the task bar. Laugh as your unsuspecting friend clicks on the non responsive icons.
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Post by: Butter on March 30, 2006, 08:31:57 AM
I like to take the kids to a fire and tell them that Disneyland burned down.  Then, later on when they've stopped crying, I'll come clean and tell them it was just an old barn.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 30, 2006, 08:40:12 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
I like to take the kids to a fire and tell them that Disneyland burned down.  Then, later on when they've stopped crying, I'll come clean and tell them it was just an old barn.

Plus it gets rid of the bodies of your hobo victims.  Two birds with one stone, eh Buttman?
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Post by: emerald on March 30, 2006, 09:04:24 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What's your favorite April Fool's Day prank (so you'll have time to prepare)?


american cheese singles look so much like orange plastic that i never had a clue when my mom would make me sandwich (this should have been a hint) and stick an actual piece of fake american cheese in the sandwhich.
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Post by: Butter on March 30, 2006, 09:08:03 AM
The bodies are far too important as compost to burn.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on March 30, 2006, 09:43:39 AM
Quote from: "emerald"
an actual piece of fake american cheese

So... a Kraft Single then?  If that doesn't define fake american cheese, I don't know what does.
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 30, 2006, 09:50:14 AM
I used to call my Mom up when I was in college and tell her I was pregnant.

She never fell for it.


There was a radio station that told the listeners that a new system called H.A.T.S. (horn activated traffic system) had been put in place. All you have to do is honk your horn if you're first in line at a red light and it would turn green sooner. And yes, some people fell for it.

Last year Mix 107.7 was giving away $20 worth of free gas to the first 500 people that showed up at Meijer. I woke up super early and got my free gas.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 30, 2006, 09:55:11 AM
My sister and I played on a co-worker's paranoia that we would talk about him using our telepathy ('cuz we're twins y'know). We had him convinced that we were annoying each other by signing or whistling in our head. He totally bought it and freaked out (complete with the hyperventilating and panicky shriek).
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 30, 2006, 10:43:38 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What's your favorite April Fool's Day prank (so you'll have time to prepare)?


Showing up for work on time.
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Post by: trixi on March 30, 2006, 10:18:06 PM
Breaking my ankle after a 2 week vacation so I didn't have to go back to work
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Post by: Jonathan on March 31, 2006, 12:08:24 AM
I'm no good at April Fools jokes. For example, I'm thinking this year of telling my friend Dan (a huge UNC fan) that Tyler Hansbrough changed his mind and is going to the NBA after all.

Hilarious, huh? See, I suck.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 31, 2006, 09:35:59 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite kind of apple?

I like Golden Delicious.


Also, I'll be on vacation the next few weeks, so I need to pass the QOTD baton on to someone else.
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 31, 2006, 09:40:33 AM
Golden Delicious for me too.
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Post by: Megs79 on March 31, 2006, 09:57:13 AM
Granny Smith or MacIntosh, as long as it's relatively fresh
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Post by: MissKitty on March 31, 2006, 10:15:00 AM
I like Fuji's and Gala's best, but I will eat any type apple.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 31, 2006, 10:18:01 AM
Any kind of apples are my favorite.
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Post by: Jonathan on March 31, 2006, 10:26:37 AM
Red delicious or golden delicious. It has the word "delicious" in the name...and it's truth in advertising.

What did you think I was going to say?
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Post by: whigsgeek on March 31, 2006, 11:07:16 AM
Granny Smith
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Post by: redbobsled on March 31, 2006, 11:31:59 AM
I am partial to Fuji and Pink Ladies.
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Post by: Buzzstein on March 31, 2006, 12:40:28 PM
I'd rather eat a pear.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on March 31, 2006, 12:52:32 PM
Cameo for me, they're yummy.
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Post by: Butter on March 31, 2006, 12:58:06 PM
Whatever kind you'd like to put in a pie.
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Post by: Atzend on March 31, 2006, 01:00:21 PM
Granny Smith
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Post by: Action Jim on March 31, 2006, 01:05:17 PM
Gala.
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Post by: Jonathan on April 02, 2006, 09:33:44 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
Also, I'll be on vacation the next few weeks, so I need to pass the QOTD baton on to someone else.

I'll volunteer. I think I can handle it for a short period of time.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 02, 2006, 09:34:56 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
Also, I'll be on vacation the next few weeks, so I need to pass the QOTD baton on to someone else.


Helping Ella out with the QOTD while she's away. Because of my crazy meeting schedule at work, I'll be posting the Q's the night before so that you actually get them at a reasonable time the next day!

QOTD (Monday)

If your life had a theme song, what would your theme song be?


"I Go to Extremes (http://www.billyjoel.com/discography/extremes.html)" ~ Billy Joel
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 02, 2006, 10:09:51 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
Also, I'll be on vacation the next few weeks, so I need to pass the QOTD baton on to someone else.

I'll volunteer. I think I can handle it for a short period of time.

whigsgeek beat you to it. Thanks, though!
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Post by: Dan on April 02, 2006, 10:28:07 PM
Theme song?  Hah...how about Las Cruces Jail (http://www.twogallants.com/lyrics.html#lcj)?  Heh...yeah, that's totally me.   :lol
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 03, 2006, 11:00:49 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
Also, I'll be on vacation the next few weeks, so I need to pass the QOTD baton on to someone else.

I'll volunteer. I think I can handle it for a short period of time.

whigsgeek beat you to it. Thanks, though!


Jonathan, if you'd like to do it, I'll step back since you've been around here longer.
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Post by: Buzzstein on April 03, 2006, 11:12:41 AM
Tool - Parabol/Parabola
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Post by: Megs79 on April 03, 2006, 01:45:36 PM
i'm only sleeping by the beatles
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Post by: Kwyjibo on April 03, 2006, 01:57:36 PM
Buck Owens - Act Naturally
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Post by: MissKitty on April 03, 2006, 03:25:03 PM
"Life is Grand" by Camper Van Beethoven
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Post by: Rafe on April 03, 2006, 05:05:12 PM
Eddie and the Hot Rods - Do Anything You Wanna Do
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Post by: Jonathan on April 03, 2006, 06:36:50 PM
I don't know for sure, it'd probably be some grand, flowing, uplifting instrumental composed by Jerry Goldsmith.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 03, 2006, 10:12:40 PM
QOTD (Tuesday)

If you were to select a food that best describes your character, what food would it be?



Chocolate. I can be very sweet, yet I have my dark, bitter moments; I have a tendency to be pretty nutty; it can be a real treat when I'm filled with liquor; I melt with just the right amount of heat; and too much of me can be a very bad thing.   :lol
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Post by: MissKitty on April 04, 2006, 10:37:18 AM
Hmmm...probably the tomato.

I am quite versatile--I am good by myself but really come to life with others. I'm best if taken with a bit of salt. I can be quite saucy, quite juicy, am good hot or cold, and can be great fun when vodka is added. Beware when I'm rotten, however!
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Post by: Dan on April 04, 2006, 10:39:21 AM
Chocolate Milk Shake.

Because, you know...my milkshake brings all the boys to the yard.
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Post by: Butter on April 04, 2006, 10:39:43 AM
I am a can of Spam.

I am a mystery inside... and I am always coated with some weird gelatinous varnish.
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Post by: scurvygirl on April 04, 2006, 04:44:41 PM
I am crack cocaine.
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Post by: berzerker on April 04, 2006, 04:52:41 PM
Tabasco sauce.

On my own, pretty much painful and unsatisfying.
But add me to something, and I enhance the flavour, adding spice and enjoyment.



whatever... that sounded pretty lame.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 04, 2006, 05:00:17 PM
Quote from: "berzerker"
Tabasco sauce.

On my own, pretty much painful and unsatisfying.
But add me to something, and I enhance the flavour, adding spice and enjoyment.



whatever... that sounded pretty lame.


Actually, I think I'm a bit turned on!  :jerk:

(Okay, I can't tell if the emoticon is jerking off or giving the finger. Hope I haven't just inadvertently offended you, berzerker.  8-[)
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Post by: Rafe on April 04, 2006, 06:13:45 PM
I am a Cockle.
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Post by: snakelady on April 04, 2006, 08:34:52 PM
Quote from: "Rafe"
I am a Cockle.


Those are food?  I always just think of the empty shell - and I'm sure that doesn't describe you.

I'm a casserole - just throw whatever you got at me and I'll make something of it - maybe not great, but at least substantive.
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Post by: seldon on April 04, 2006, 08:54:03 PM
a food?


Im a bear claw.  Im big and warm and nutty inside :D
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Post by: Buzzstein on April 04, 2006, 09:11:41 PM
Quote from: "snakelady"
I'm a casserole - just throw whatever you got at me and I'll make something of it - maybe not great, but at least substantive.


hmmm...I'm not sure I want to know what exactly that means.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 04, 2006, 10:01:12 PM
QOTD (Wednesday)

April 5 is national "Thank You, School Librarian" Day!  =D>

In honor of this festive occasion, what was your favorite book when you were a kid?


Childhood: One Morning in Maine ~ Robert McCloskey
Pre-teen: Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret ~ Judy Blume
Teen: To Kill a Mockingbird ~ Harper Lee
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Post by: trixi on April 04, 2006, 11:43:42 PM
Tuesday's Question:

As someone suggested, I could be a marshmallow peep.  I come in lots of different colors (and a few flavors), super sweet, I can be soft and squishy, or have a hard outer shell, but I last forever.

Wednesday's question:
First off, thank your regular librarians as well   =D>

So many to choose from but a few I'm thinking of now:
Childhood:  Little House by Virginia Burton
Grade school:  Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Pre-teen:  Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
Teen:  Separate Peace by John Knowles
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Post by: redbobsled on April 05, 2006, 01:46:01 AM
I loved all the Dorrie the witch books by Patricia Coombs when I was very young
When I was a bit older, I devoured all of Ruth Chew (more witch books!) and Judy Blume, but my favorite book around the time I was 10-11 was Prisoners at the Kitchen Table by Barbara Holland
I also loved the Cam Jansen mysteries by David Adler around the same time.

As a teen, I loved all things Lois Duncan and Joan Lowery Nixon.  

Oddly enough, as an adult, I HATE to read mysteries....   Guess I burned myself out between the ages of 3-17.
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Post by: rva on April 05, 2006, 02:37:38 AM
It just depends on the age.  I was huge into WWII battle stories, dinosaurs, or sports biography/history at various points.

Fiction:

D. Manus Pinkwater (side note:  Snarkout Queen is about the greatest KOL name ever)
Edward Eager (Half Magic, etc.)
John Christopher (White Mountains Trilogy)
Norton Juster (Phantom Tollbooth)
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Post by: Butter on April 05, 2006, 08:21:17 AM
When I was in grade school, I read the hell out of The Hardy Boys.  Yes, I was the one checking them all out of the library.

I also read most of the Judy Blume books (why, God, why?).  I also read a lot of Choose Your Own Adventure books (but I would "cheat").  But I loved any non-fiction I could get my hands on about space, especially ones with LOTS of pictures.

As a teen, I stopped enjoying reading once it became mandatory for school.
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Post by: watusi on April 05, 2006, 08:36:49 AM
My Side of The Mountain.
i was telling my daughter about it recently and she bought it for me along with the sequel The Other Side of the Mountain.

does Mad Magazine count? i read that religously and i'm sure it completely skewed my view of the world from that point on.
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Post by: Jonathan on April 05, 2006, 09:13:29 AM
When I was a kid, I loved reading the Paddington Bear series of books.

Apparently, I was a pommie bastard even back then.
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Post by: trixi on April 05, 2006, 09:36:37 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
When I was a kid, I loved reading the Paddington Bear series of books.

Apparently, I was a pommie bastard even back then.


I forgot all about those.  I love Paddington!
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Post by: Buzzstein on April 05, 2006, 09:54:05 AM
I didn't really learn to enjoy reading until high school.
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Post by: MissKitty on April 05, 2006, 10:17:45 AM
When I was first learning to read, I LOVED the Dr. Seuss books. Within a few years I was devouring the Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, and the Boxcar Children books.

I really loved Beverly Cleary's "The Mouse & the Motorcycle" too, it was my favorite book in 3rd grade.

By the time I was in 7th grade my favorite was Stephen King's "The Stand."

I got seriously into Shakespeare & Chaucer in high school, and then Robert Anton Wilson in college. His "Cosmic Trigger" is still one of my favorite books.
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Post by: Dan on April 05, 2006, 01:49:21 PM
I can remember reading/enjoying, at various times:
The Black Stallion Series
My Side of the Mountain
The Lord of the Rings
The Motorcycle Cowboys series
Some series about three friends/baseball players, and their careers
Many Waters by Madeleine L'Engle
Where the Red Fern Grows
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Post by: berzerker on April 05, 2006, 04:18:04 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
Quote from: "berzerker"
Tabasco sauce.

On my own, pretty much painful and unsatisfying.
But add me to something, and I enhance the flavour, adding spice and enjoyment.



whatever... that sounded pretty lame.


Actually, I think I'm a bit turned on!  :jerk:

(Okay, I can't tell if the emoticon is jerking off or giving the finger. Hope I haven't just inadvertently offended you, berzerker.  8-[)

You'd offend me if that emoticon was doing anything other than jerking off or giving me the finger.
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Post by: berzerker on April 05, 2006, 04:24:18 PM
oh, for today's query:

still pooping in my pants: Dr. Seuss
youngster - Black Stallion series
preteen - Chronicles of Narnia series, A Wrinkle In Time series (M L'Engle), Martian Tales (E.R. Burroughs)
teen - anything written by Steve King.
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Post by: seldon on April 05, 2006, 09:18:55 PM
castle in the attic by elizabeth winthrop.   good gateway drug fantasy.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 05, 2006, 09:21:26 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
I also read a lot of Choose Your Own Adventure books (but I would "cheat").


Oh my God, I forgot all about those. I loved those!
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 05, 2006, 10:38:56 PM
QOTD (Thursday)

April 6 is Marilu Henner's and John Ratzenberger's birthdays! Awwww, yeah! In honor of their famous TV characters, Elaine Nardo from "Taxi" and Cliff Clavin from "Cheers," respectively, who is/are your favorite TV character(s) of all time?



Archie and Edith Bunker (All in the Family)
Basil Fawlty (Fawlty Towers)
Maude Findlay (Maude), Dorothy Zbornak (Golden Girls), and anyone else played by Bea Arthur
Robert Barone (Everybody Loves Raymond)
Ted Baxter (Mary Tyler Moore Show)
Burt Campbell (Soap)
Tony Soprano and Adriana La Cerva (Sopranos)
Peter and Stewie Griffin (Family Guy)
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Post by: scurvygirl on April 05, 2006, 11:04:51 PM
Wednesday's question... fave literature growing up was definitely something girly like Anne of Green Gables.  I read a lot of that Fear Street crap as well.  And the Babysitter's Club.

Hey Butter, remember that hilarious (to me anyway) banter we had about Choose Your Own Adventures?


Thursday's question:
Jeri Blank (Strangers With Candy)
Xander and Anya (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

hmm.... I'll think of more later.
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Post by: Dan on April 05, 2006, 11:59:51 PM
Stewie, Brian, and Peter Griffin.
Homer Simpson
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Post by: MissKitty on April 06, 2006, 09:13:17 AM
Hmmmm....this is a difficult one for me, because I can rarely remember the names of characters or the actors/actresses who played the role.

Gilligan (Bob Denver) from Gilligan's Island
Alice Kramden (Audrey Meadows) from The Honeymooners
Ethel Mertz (Vivian Vance) from I Love Lucy
Basil Fawlty (John Cleese) from Fawlty Towers
Hawkeye & Trapper John (Alan Alda & Wayne Rogers) from M*A*S*H
Eddy, Patsy and Saffi (Jennifer Saunders, Joanne Lumley, Julia Sawalha) from Ab Fab
Rick (Rik Mayall) from The Young Ones
Father Dougal McGuire (Ardal O'Hanlon) from Father Ted
Bernard Black (Dylan Moran) from Black Books
James "Sawyer" Ford (Josh Holloway) from Lost
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Post by: Butter on April 06, 2006, 09:26:36 AM
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
Hey Butter, remember that hilarious (to me anyway) banter we had about Choose Your Own Adventures?


Yeah, but not in detail.... my memory has gone ever since I got over 25.

JD & Turk (Zach Braff & Donald Faison) from Scrubs.
David Brent (Ricky Gervais) from the British version of The Office.
David Fisher (Michael C. Hall) from Six Feet Under.
Cliff Clavin and Norm from Cheers.
Bobby Hill from King of the Hill.
The parents from Family Ties.

That's all I got for now.
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Post by: clemsonfan on April 06, 2006, 10:44:34 AM
Quote from: "Butter"


JD & Turk (Zach Braff & Donald Faison) from Scrubs.
David Brent (Ricky Gervais) from the British version of The Office.
Cliff Clavin and Norm from Cheers.
Bobby Hill from King of the Hill.
The parents from Family Ties.


I'll add:

Cliff Huxtable (Bill Cosby) from the Cosby show
Ren & Stimpy (from the old version)
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Post by: Kwyjibo on April 06, 2006, 12:00:58 PM
Colonel Potter - M*A*S*H
Bob Hartley - The Bob Newhart Show
Barney Fife - The Andy Griffith Show
Mentok the Mindtaker - Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
Gonzo - The Muppet Show

Any part ever played by Tom Poston or Jonathan Winters.
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Post by: Buzzstein on April 06, 2006, 12:19:58 PM
Hawkeye (Alan Alda) - M*A*S*H
Barney Fife (Don Knotts) - The Andy Griffith Show
Homer Simpson - The Simpsons
Cartman - South Park
JD & Turk (Zach Braff and Donald Faison) - Scrubs.
Detective Lennie Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) - Law & Order
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Post by: Jonathan on April 06, 2006, 12:23:12 PM
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
Detective Lennie Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) - Law & Order


I really don't have an answer for this question, but I just wanted to say that Lennie was pretty damn cool.

Oh wait...I just thought of an answer: Frank Pembleton, Homicide: Life on the Street
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Post by: Megs79 on April 06, 2006, 12:29:46 PM
Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis)- The Shield
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Post by: Atzend on April 06, 2006, 02:17:30 PM
Groundskeeper Willie (The Simpsons)
Major Frank Burns (M*A*S*H*)
Patsy (Absolutely Fabulous)
Crow T. Robot (MST3K)
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Post by: Buzzstein on April 06, 2006, 04:42:38 PM
Quote from: "Atzend"
Groundskeeper Willie (The Simpsons)
Major Frank Burns (M*A*S*H*)
Patsy (Absolutely Fabulous)
Crow T. Robot (MST3K)


What, no Barney Fife??
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Post by: Atzend on April 06, 2006, 05:59:58 PM
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
What, no Barney Fife??


Suprisingly, Ernest T. Bass was my favorite Andy Griffith character.  With the fun girls from the neighboring town that were in a few episodes that would refer to Barney as Burney!, a close second.
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Post by: Dan on April 06, 2006, 07:30:48 PM
Heh...I forgot about Potze from Happy Days.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 06, 2006, 08:02:47 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
Heh...I forgot about Potze from Happy Days.


Ooo -- and Leather Tuscadero!

(http://www.pizzazzmagazine.com/img/suzi-quatro.jpg)

Remember when Joanie had a crush on Potsie and referred to him as "Dren," the opposite of nerd? Ahhhhh, the salad years.
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Post by: scurvygirl on April 06, 2006, 09:23:42 PM
Quote from: "MissKitty"
Eddy, Patsy and Saffi (Jennifer Saunders, Joanne Lumley, Julia Sawalha) from Ab Fab


Totally.

Add to that Tubbs and Edward from The League of Gentlemen.
Harris from Freaks and Geeks
Spike from Buffy and Angel
Jayne from Firefly
Chiana and Rygel from Farscape... oooh and "Harvey"
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 06, 2006, 10:07:57 PM
QOTD (Friday)

April 7 is National Hospital Admitting Clerks Day!  =D>

So, Friday's week-ending question is ... have you ever had any surgeries and/or broken bones that you're comfortable talking about?



Broke my left wrist roller skating in sixth grade
Had outpatient surgery in 1996 to remove a cyst from my right wrist
Had outpatient surgery in 2002 on my nose (deviated septum on both sides and sinus polyps)
Had outpatient surgery in 2003 on my left foot
Had outpatient surgery in 2004 on my left foot
Am awaiting more surgery on my left foot to fix what the witch doctor did in the first two surgeries
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Post by: scurvygirl on April 06, 2006, 10:41:08 PM
Hospital Admitting Clerks Day?  What?  No love for Hospital Employee Health Office Secretaries?  *pout*


As for the question, I broke my right wrist roller skating in fifth grade.
I had my tonsils out in 2nd grade.
I had my wisdom teeth out when I was in my early twenties.
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Post by: redbobsled on April 06, 2006, 11:16:17 PM
No broken bones, and the only surgeries I've had have been oral surgeries.  Got my wisdom teeth out (they were impacted under bone - ow!) when I was 17, and I had two other oral surgeries under general anesthesia to remove permanent teeth when I was 10 and 12?  I have a narrow jaw and small mouth, and I don't have enough room in there for all of my adult teeth.  I have the same number of teeth as a small child - 22!
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Post by: clemsonfan on April 07, 2006, 08:12:39 AM
I broke my arm when I was in 4th grade.
I had 4 teeth removed when I was in 5th grade (my mouth was overcrowded and I needed to make room for braces)
I had orthoscopic knee surgery in the summer before 10th grade. (I dislocated my knee during basketball camp.)
I had my wisdom teeth removed in 1998.
I had a c-section in 2002. (Alex)
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Post by: Butter on April 07, 2006, 08:43:54 AM
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
Harris from Freaks and Geeks


No no no, not that guy.  Bill was way better.

Quote from: "whigsgeek"
have you ever had any surgeries and/or broken bones


NO!
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Post by: Megs79 on April 07, 2006, 09:46:07 AM
Quote from: "redbobsled"
No broken bones, and the only surgeries I've had have been oral surgeries.  Got my wisdom teeth out (they were impacted under bone - ow!) when I was 17, and I had two other oral surgeries under general anesthesia to remove permanent teeth when I was 10 and 12?  I have a narrow jaw and small mouth, and I don't have enough room in there for all of my adult teeth.  I have the same number of teeth as a small child - 22!


Hey, this sounds like me too- I have had tons of oral surgery- I had 2 sets of baby teeth removed and a set of adult teeth plus wisdom teeth a couple years ago (they were only partially impacted) out.  I only have 24 teeth in my little mouth.

I had my tonsils and adenoids out in 5th grade.

A few weeks ago I had an upper endoscopy (esophagus + stomach) to rule out an ulcer.

I have never broken a bone (knock on wood- field hockey starts up again this week).
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Post by: MissKitty on April 07, 2006, 10:15:48 AM
I've had a couple of oral surgeries too--four molars when I was around 12, and four wisdom teeth when I was 21.

I've never broken a bone in my body, and am quite proud of that--especially as I was quite the tomboy.

I've had a couple of outpatient exploratory surgeries, and then one big surgery two years ago to rid myself of cancerous growths and the ability to reproduce.
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Post by: Dan on April 07, 2006, 10:56:41 AM
uhh, I broke my thumb in 7th grade.
Wisdom teeth in college.
I had an ugly spot removed from my head in 2002.
Cyst - last month.
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Post by: snakelady on April 07, 2006, 11:02:23 AM
Broken bones:
3 of them in the ankle/lower leg
Nose
Various fingers & toes

Surgeries:
Ankle: this one makes three
Removals: tonsils, wisdom teeth, gallbladder
Repair: broken nose
And two "female" issues

It is hell getting old!
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Post by: Buzzstein on April 07, 2006, 11:07:59 AM
No broken bones, but plenty of surgery.  I would list them all but it would take all day.
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Post by: trixi on April 07, 2006, 11:32:54 AM
Broken Ankle, and arthroscopic surgery on my right knee.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 07, 2006, 01:21:13 PM
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
Hospital Admitting Clerks Day?  What?  No love for Hospital Employee Health Office Secretaries?  *pout*


I'll see what I can find!  :)

According to one of my coworkers, it's also National Biscotti Day.
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Post by: scurvygirl on April 07, 2006, 01:35:12 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
Hospital Admitting Clerks Day?  What?  No love for Hospital Employee Health Office Secretaries?  *pout*


I'll see what I can find!  :)

According to one of my coworkers, it's also National Biscotti Day.


Mmmm biscotti!

And thanks!
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 07, 2006, 01:38:02 PM
No problem. For what it's worth, there's no love (believe me) for associate directors of enrollment management, either.  :-(

:)
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Post by: kcneon on April 07, 2006, 04:37:57 PM
Yesterday - favorite TV charaters...Mason from Santa Barbara (hands down the most well-written soap EVA!)

Today - no broken bones, but I did have an outpatient surgery on my hand for a broken blood vessel that bothered me sort of the same way carpel tunnel feels.
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Post by: berzerker on April 07, 2006, 04:44:02 PM
broken nose - no hospital.

hospital
- cut the webby part between thumb and forefinger - 3 stitches
- headwould playing floor hockey - 6 stitches
- pilonoidal cyst - (er and outpatient) not much fun.
- osgood schlatter's, left knee - outpatient exam, nothing done.
- sprained MCL, left knee - put some ice on it.
- bursitis, left knee - cortizone shot
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 09, 2006, 10:11:52 PM
QOTD (Monday)

April 10 is Commodore Perry Day!  :salute:

In honor of the man who (among other things) supervised the construction of the first naval steamship, the Fulton, the QOTD asks ... if you had your own yacht (or your personal boat of choice), what would you name it?



kali zoi (good life)
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Post by: Buzzstein on April 09, 2006, 10:32:30 PM
Man Overboard
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Post by: MissKitty on April 10, 2006, 12:50:45 PM
The Sea Sickness
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Post by: Action Jim on April 10, 2006, 12:55:28 PM
Perhaps "Seafood" (as an homage to Rodney Dangerfield), but I'd probably just name it "Steve," or something like that (because naming boats always seemed pretentious to me).
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 10, 2006, 01:00:50 PM
The surly mermaid.
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Post by: Dan on April 10, 2006, 01:20:33 PM
BOYD.
(Boat of Youthful Debauchery)
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Post by: Kwyjibo on April 10, 2006, 01:38:17 PM
The Minnow

Then I'd go for a short tour, maybe three hours or so.
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Post by: Juliana on April 10, 2006, 01:39:20 PM
Quote from: "kcneon"
Yesterday - favorite TV charaters...Mason from Santa Barbara (hands down the most well-written soap EVA!)


We used to watch that when we were kids, and we LOVED it!
I think my grandparents mostly watched it because of Cruz Castillo.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on April 10, 2006, 01:49:05 PM
Quote from: "Juliana"
We used to watch (Santa Barbara) when we were kids, and we LOVED it!
I think my grandparents mostly watched it because of Cruz Castillo.

And I'm a gay old man because I watched Taxi and Barney Miller as a kid?  Have you been introduced to the pot and the kettle?  Boy, do they ever have a metaphor for you.
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Post by: Butter on April 10, 2006, 01:58:39 PM
The I Can't Believe I Own a Boat
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Post by: clemsonfan on April 10, 2006, 02:15:18 PM
The Golden Ethan (in honor of Ethan's imaginary sports team).
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Post by: Kwyjibo on April 10, 2006, 02:17:29 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
The I Can't Believe I Own a Boat

Spray.
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Post by: berzerker on April 10, 2006, 04:34:56 PM
British Sea Power.
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Post by: kcneon on April 10, 2006, 05:00:16 PM
Quote from: "Juliana"
We used to watch that when we were kids, and we LOVED it!
I think my grandparents mostly watched it because of Cruz Castillo.


That's awesome, J!  One of my friends was crazy about Cruz.


I'm not much of a water person...if I had a yaht I'd certainly consider naming it after a Cult song, so maybe Electric Oceanliner?  (Man, this is a tough Q.)
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 10, 2006, 05:11:28 PM
Quote from: "kcneon"
I'm not much of a water person...if I had a yaht I'd certainly consider naming it after a Cult song, so maybe Electric Oceanliner?  (Man, this is a tough Q.)


I'm nowhere near the Cult fan you are, but I do loves me some Cult. How about ...

Phoenix
Water Woman
Big Floating Glitter
Sludge Removal Machine
Wild Chartered Son

:)
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Post by: kcneon on April 10, 2006, 05:14:10 PM
love it, whigsgeek!!   :lol
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 10, 2006, 10:10:23 PM
QOTD (Tuesday)

Happy Explore Your Career Options Week!  :read:

If you could have any career/job in the entire world, what would it be?



Novelist
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Post by: redbobsled on April 10, 2006, 10:43:13 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
QOTD (Tuesday)

Happy Explore Your Career Options Week!  :read:

If you could have any career/job in the entire world, what would it be?



Novelist


God, too much library on the brain.  I read that and thought, "why does she want to be a database that recommends books?"

If I didn't have to go to yet more grad school, I would want to be a clinical neuropsychologist.   Which is what I've wanted to be since college - it's just that I don't want to go in debt to get a PsyD, and I don't want to do the research involved with a PhD, so....

library school for me!   It's the natural compromise, don't you think?
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Post by: seldon on April 10, 2006, 11:38:34 PM
I would be a serial columnist.

gad I wanna write...
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Post by: Dan on April 11, 2006, 12:42:09 AM
If I could have any career/job in the entire world...I'd be a baseball player.  Duh.
Then...failing that (or perhaps in addition), I'd be a radio DJ.  

Problems with job #1: not good enough.
Problems with job #2: not paid enough.

I'm assuming this question ignores both of those requisites, so I'm set...
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Post by: MissKitty on April 11, 2006, 08:47:01 AM
Novelist.
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Post by: Megs79 on April 11, 2006, 09:16:41 AM
I would be a socialite...fancy dresses, supporting causes, martini lunches, I am so there.

I think I would love to be a photographer.  I don't think I have the skill though.  I still haven't mastered my SLR.
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Post by: SFG on April 11, 2006, 09:27:26 AM
I wanna be an academic.
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Post by: Buzzstein on April 11, 2006, 10:18:45 AM
professional ass kicker
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Post by: SFG on April 11, 2006, 11:47:05 AM
i thought that was your job already?
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Post by: kcneon on April 11, 2006, 04:42:35 PM
Quote from: "MarkShieldsismycopilot"
i thought that was your job already?


I think Buzz is qualified, but just hasn't gone 'professional' yet.   :-


Another good Q. today.  1st choice would be Robbie Williams' personal assistant - I think it would be a blast.

2nd choice would be to consult corporations on things like how to deal with Gen X, Y and Next...and tell them what they're doing wrong!  :)
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Post by: trixi on April 11, 2006, 10:20:32 PM
I actually really like my job (without the politics), but my dream job would be to be a
lifeguard at some condo/apt complex.  All the sun without the hassles.
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Post by: scurvygirl on April 11, 2006, 11:32:50 PM
Yeah I'll go with novelist as well.  I got a novel under my belt now... so it could happen someday.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 12, 2006, 10:16:24 AM
QOTD (Wednesday)

Today is National Licorice Day!  :bday:

So, what is your favorite Twizzlers flavor?

red (strawberry), black, brown (chocolate), one of those funky flavors they do for the Peel 'n Twist Twizzlers (or whatever they're called), or none at all?


My favorite is the chocolate.
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Post by: Buzzstein on April 12, 2006, 10:18:26 AM
red
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Post by: Butter on April 12, 2006, 10:20:44 AM
Strawberry... but I accidentally bought some cherry ones once, and those were awful, despite also being red.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 12, 2006, 10:21:06 AM
Chocolate, if it's not available I'll go for red. Black licorice is nasty.
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Post by: Dan on April 12, 2006, 11:18:25 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
Strawberry... but I accidentally bought some cherry ones once, and those were awful, despite also being red.

Yeah...whatever the "regular" flavor is.  :)
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Post by: trixi on April 12, 2006, 11:43:48 AM
As licorice strands go, I prefer cherry.  But for jelly beans...black licorice all the way!  

OPA!
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Post by: redbobsled on April 12, 2006, 11:53:01 AM
Living in California has shown me the light - Twizzlers are disgusting.  Red Vines are a gazillion times better.  Twizzlers all taste like wax.
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Post by: clemsonfan on April 12, 2006, 11:59:24 AM
Strawberry
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Post by: trixi on April 12, 2006, 12:00:42 PM
Quote from: "redbobsled"
Living in California has shown me the light - Twizzlers are disgusting.  Red Vines are a gazillion times better.  Twizzlers all taste like wax.


You never had Red Vines out here?  That's one of our departments favorite snack foods.
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Post by: MissKitty on April 12, 2006, 12:13:30 PM
I love all licorice, as long as it is black.
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Post by: MissKitty on April 12, 2006, 12:14:46 PM
Quote from: "trixi"
Quote from: "redbobsled"
Living in California has shown me the light - Twizzlers are disgusting.  Red Vines are a gazillion times better.  Twizzlers all taste like wax.


You never had Red Vines out here?  That's one of our departments favorite snack foods.


Yeah, when I worked in Franklin one of the girls in the office brought in a gigantic tub of Red Vines every week.  I miss that.
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Post by: redbobsled on April 12, 2006, 12:53:34 PM
I guess it was more that in California, Twizzlers are quite scarce, so when looking for Twizzlers, I had to eat Red Vines instead.  It was then that I was made aware of their superiority.
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Post by: clemsonfan on April 12, 2006, 01:06:19 PM
As for yesterday's job question, I thought about it and much to Butter's chagrin I would love to be an organic farmer.
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Post by: Megs79 on April 12, 2006, 01:08:47 PM
Twizzlers- I like those sour bite sized ones.  Regular flavor wised, I prefer red vines.  I just bought some yesterday at Target on my junk food binge.

I also like licorice allsorts, which are hard to find.
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Post by: seldon on April 12, 2006, 01:12:44 PM
mmm black twizzlers.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 12, 2006, 01:13:50 PM
Yeah, we have Red Vines here in PA, too.
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Post by: Butter on April 12, 2006, 01:56:36 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
As for yesterday's job question, I thought about it and much to Butter's chagrin I would love to be an organic farmer.


So, being poor's in your blood.  I felt bad for a while that I was holding you into it.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on April 12, 2006, 02:18:27 PM
I prefer strawberry twizzlers but only if they're really fresh and soft.  If they're all hard and shit I'll pass.

I've never had red vines but now I'll be on the lookout.  If they're better than twizzlers they've got to be good.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 12, 2006, 09:36:14 PM
QOTD (Thursday)

Did you know that April is Holy Humor Month?  

So, "holy humor, Batman!" Who is/are your favorite Batman villain(s)?   :batmaan:



Black Widow, Penguin, King Tut, and the Siren
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Post by: Dan on April 12, 2006, 10:40:32 PM
With a picture like this, how can he not be awesome?

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-9/396532/riddler.JPG)
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Post by: MissKitty on April 13, 2006, 09:05:20 AM
Catwoman, of course!

Yeah, sometimes she is more good than evil, but she's my fave.
 :batmaan:
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 13, 2006, 09:29:50 AM
Gotta go with catwoman, but the Eartha Kitt catwoman--not the other lady.
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Post by: Buzzstein on April 13, 2006, 12:17:50 PM
Cat Woman
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Post by: snakelady on April 13, 2006, 02:48:07 PM
Riddle me this
Riddle me that
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Post by: Kwyjibo on April 13, 2006, 03:06:52 PM
Riddler I guess, or maybe Joker.
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Post by: Butter on April 13, 2006, 03:09:20 PM
Guano Guy
Sonar Man
Blindeethia
Val Kilmer
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Post by: seldon on April 13, 2006, 04:11:13 PM
holiday ;)
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 14, 2006, 09:56:02 AM
QOTD (Friday)

I've been trying to come up with an interesting question related to Good Friday or Easter, but (other than asking you to pick a favorite disciple) I'm uninspired. So, instead, I'm going with commemorating International Moment of Laughter Day. What (or who) makes you laugh?

(I need to think about my answer, so have at it and I'll post mine later.)
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Post by: clemsonfan on April 14, 2006, 09:59:50 AM
The Kids in the Hall and Butter.
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Post by: Butter on April 14, 2006, 10:07:35 AM
Definitely my wife and kids most of all.  But in addition, I think Jack Black is probably the most reliable source of laughs I know of lately.  His mannerisms and style just crack me up.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 14, 2006, 10:11:08 AM
My family (pretty much all of them), you folks here, and my cats.
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Post by: MissKitty on April 14, 2006, 10:49:27 AM
Mitch Hedberg, Lewis Black, Jon Stewart, Cartman, Hubby, my friend Reynolds.
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Post by: Action Jim on April 14, 2006, 10:52:37 AM
David Cross
The 1-2 punch of Jon Stewart & Steven Colbert
You lot
Pretty much anyone I've ever been friends with
Dave Chappelle
Bill Hicks
Larry David
Big, goofy, happy dogs
The failure, humiliation, and/or dismemberment of those whom I disdain (i.e., schadenfreude)
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Post by: MissKitty on April 14, 2006, 11:07:00 AM
Ooo! I forgot Savage Chickens!
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Post by: Kwyjibo on April 14, 2006, 11:32:33 AM
My wife and my dad.  As far as pros go I'm a big fan of Heywood Banks and Dane Cook.
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Post by: Dan on April 14, 2006, 01:05:41 PM
A few friends of mine when we all get together to go drinking...
L.Diddy, CR, Rafe, any Butter/Kwyjibo psuedo-spat, etc.  
The Family Guy
Eddie Izzard
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 14, 2006, 01:54:44 PM
Clueless administrators (cross-reference with "What/Who makes you cry?")
My dog and cats (and pretty much any dog I meet)
My closest friends
A handful of coworkers
Several of the fine folks here
Bea Arthur
John Cleese
Steve Martin
Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Lewis Black
The Bob & Tom Show (and many of their guest comedians, like Birbigs and Drew Hastings)
Family Guy
Everybody Loves Raymond
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Post by: redbobsled on April 14, 2006, 02:01:37 PM
really, really inappropriate workplace humor
Patton Oswalt
Curb your Enthusiasm
David Cross
my cats - all 4 of them.
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Post by: scurvygirl on April 14, 2006, 02:26:45 PM
Quote from: "redbobsled"
Patton Oswalt


Oh yeah?  Someone was telling me good things about him... and I guess I'm getting dragged to a show.


I likes:
Eddie Izzard
my brother Kevin (whose "skulldiggity" story still leaves me in stitches)
loads of English folks, CR and Rafe included
my parents (soooo fricking funny- they had an excellent banter on farts the other day- I thought I was going to die laughing)
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Post by: Kwyjibo on April 14, 2006, 02:37:41 PM
Patton Oswalt is very funny, I can vouch for that.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 16, 2006, 08:07:47 PM
QotD (Monday)

Welcome to National Park Week! Preserving America's history and culture on a shoestring budget.

What is your favorite National Park (http://www.nps.gov/parks.html) site? For R'villers living abroad, what are your favorite historical/natural sites where you live?



My favorites (so far) are Rocky Mountain National Park (http://www.nps.gov/romo/index.htm) and the Dry Tortugas (http://www.nps.gov/drto/index.htm) (70 miles by boat off of Key West), though the boat ride to the Tortugas is a real bitch.
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Post by: Buzzstein on April 16, 2006, 09:31:32 PM
Yellowstone
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Post by: Jonathan on April 16, 2006, 10:16:45 PM
Quote
If you could have any career/job in the entire world, what would it be?

Ironic that this was the Tuesday question, as that day I was doing exactly what I wanted to be doing:

Sports Executive
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Post by: Jonathan on April 16, 2006, 10:18:41 PM
Quote
So, what is your favorite Twizzlers flavor?

Cherry. Those cherry Nibs are awesome. Cherry licorice kicks strawberry licorice's ass six ways to sunday. And I miss Switzer's...ten times better that feckin Twizzlers.

I take my licorice very seriously.
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Post by: MissKitty on April 17, 2006, 08:31:12 AM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
QotD (Monday)

Welcome to National Park Week! Preserving America's history and culture on a shoestring budget.

What is your favorite National Park (http://www.nps.gov/parks.html) site? For R'villers living abroad, what are your favorite historical/natural sites where you live?


Probably Bryce Canyon National Park (http://www.nps.gov/brca/index.htm), Canyonland National Park (http://www.nps.gov/cany/home.htm) and Arches National Park (http://www.nps.gov/arch/index.htm).

Which just goes to show that Utah is good for something!

My favorite historical/natural site in England is Corfe Castle (http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-corfecastle/), which is a beautiful ruin with a very colorful and interesting history. It is the reason CR and I joined the National Trust.

He also proposed to me there. :)
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Post by: Jonathan on April 17, 2006, 08:41:46 AM
Quote from: "MissKitty"
Arches National Park (http://www.nps.gov/arch/index.htm)

I know someone else who would agree with you on Arches.
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Post by: redbobsled on April 17, 2006, 12:19:46 PM
I really enjoyed both Yellowstone and Lassen national parks.  Lassen is one of those lesser-known ones - located in extreme northern California - it's volcanic.  We went there in May or June one year and there was still lots of snow around at the higher elevations, which was fun.  We tied up our 6 pack of coke with a rope and let it hang in a freezing cold, snowmelt mountain stream to cool it off.  There were some cool hikes there, too - but it wasn't so big that you felt overwhelmed with tons to see.
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Post by: Dan on April 17, 2006, 01:26:05 PM
I've always wanted to go to Dry Tortugas, but then I've also always wanted to go to the Keys in general.
Of the ones I've been to, I enjoyed Grand Canyon, but I can't remember how many others I've been to.  I suck.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 17, 2006, 08:20:58 PM
Quote from: "MissKitty"
My favorite historical/natural site in England is Corfe Castle (http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-corfecastle/), which is a beautiful ruin with a very colorful and interesting history.


That looks so beautiful. *sigh* Someday I'll realize my dream of seeing England and sites like this. If we're all still around when that happens, MK, I'll PM you for a list of things I shouldn't miss. I just want to walk the moors and explore the ruins. And eat a few Chip Buddies.  :)
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 17, 2006, 09:03:51 PM
QotD (Tuesday)

If you could choose to live during any other time in history, what would you choose?




I would choose the Civil War.
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Post by: trixi on April 17, 2006, 10:08:30 PM
Monday's question:

Dry Tortugas (despite getting seasick  :pale: ) and Bandelier National Monument (New Mexico)
Mesa Verde and Rocky Mountain are next.

Tuesday's question:
Civil War or WW II (Europe)
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Post by: Jonathan on April 17, 2006, 11:36:04 PM
The 60s. Basically, I'd want to have gone to college when my parents did. I may have been born one generation too late.
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Post by: Dan on April 17, 2006, 11:39:42 PM
Yeah, the free-sex thing of the '60s and '70s sure sounds fun.

But I think my answer is:  
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
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Post by: MissKitty on April 18, 2006, 08:43:44 AM
Chicago in the Roaring 20's.
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Post by: scurvygirl on April 18, 2006, 03:22:19 PM
Quote from: "MissKitty"
Chicago in the Roaring 20's.


Yep.  Totally.

I'd also be interested in carny life during the great depression, but Carnivale already covered that for me.
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Post by: clemsonfan on April 18, 2006, 03:59:08 PM
Definitely the 70's. If I was born about 15 years earlier (1961) that would have been grand. Especially if I had gone to Clemson in 1981.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 19, 2006, 10:02:13 AM
QotD (Wednesday)

It's National Egg Salad Week, people!  =D>

So, in keeping with the basic theme ... how do you prefer your eggs cooked?



My favorites are scrambled eggs (dry) or a Greek omelette w/ spinach and feta cheese.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 19, 2006, 10:15:58 AM
In some kind of baked good, hamburger, meatball, or meatloaf. Otherwise, I won't eat 'em (eggs are icky).
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Post by: MissKitty on April 19, 2006, 10:18:13 AM
Don't eat them very often, but when I do I like them either scrambled or fried and topped with tomatoes and swiss cheese.
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Post by: clemsonfan on April 19, 2006, 10:26:03 AM
I like them scrambled with some Texas Pete hot sauce on them.
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Post by: Jonathan on April 19, 2006, 10:26:15 AM
In cake. Or French Toast.
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Post by: Butter on April 19, 2006, 10:36:57 AM
Cheesy omelet.
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Post by: redbobsled on April 19, 2006, 12:14:21 PM
I don't really eat them.  I have tested as allergic to them, which I never totally believed - until the mayo from a tuna salad sandwich gave me hives a few weeks ago.  Now I think I believe.  

Before becoming a vegetarian who avoids eggs, I used to only eat them scrambled.
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Post by: Megs79 on April 19, 2006, 01:22:51 PM
fried (over easy)
hard boiled
deviled
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Post by: Dan on April 19, 2006, 01:31:59 PM
Quote from: "Megs79"
fried (over easy)
hard boiled
deviled

ditto for me.  : - )
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Post by: purple_octopus on April 19, 2006, 02:41:06 PM
I like eggs in an omelet or frittata.  That way, it can be vehicle for cheese and other yummy stuff.  Eggs benedict is good, too.  Of course, anything slathered in hollandaise is good.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 19, 2006, 03:43:13 PM
Quote from: "Megs79"
deviled


Ooo! I looooooves me some deviled eggs! Especially the cajun variety they serve at a local BBQ joint. Yum-yum!
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Post by: Buzzstein on April 19, 2006, 03:53:41 PM
deviled
scrambled/fried
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Post by: scurvygirl on April 19, 2006, 09:12:40 PM
Mmmm yeah deviled.  Tasty!
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Post by: trixi on April 20, 2006, 12:02:09 AM
Not raw, but will eat in almost any other form
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 20, 2006, 09:54:12 AM
QotD (Thursday)

Welcome to National Cowboy Poetry Week!  :whipitgood:

What is your favorite movie Western?



Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid and Young Guns
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Post by: MissKitty on April 20, 2006, 10:38:57 AM
I can honestly say I have no idea. I don't even think I've seen one in 20+ years. I guess I don't have a favorite.
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Post by: Dan on April 20, 2006, 11:02:27 AM
Tombstone is probably my fave.  But some other good 'uns that I can think of, off the top of my head, are Pale Rider, Maverick (does that count as a western?), Unforgiven (actually, I hated this when I saw it, but I think I'd like it now that I'm older), and...wait for it....wait for it....City Slickers.  hah!
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Post by: berzerker on April 20, 2006, 11:03:24 AM
wow, there's a lot - depends on my mood, I guess.

Outlaw Josey Wales
Unforgiven
Tombstone, almost for Val Kilmer alone...
Young Guns for pure fun...
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Post by: clemsonfan on April 20, 2006, 11:04:03 AM
City Slickers!
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Post by: kcneon on April 20, 2006, 11:08:05 AM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
QotD (Thursday)

Welcome to National Cowboy Poetry Week!  :whipitgood:


Sean Bean played 'Cowboy' in The Big Empty...does that count?    ;)
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Post by: Megs79 on April 20, 2006, 11:15:50 AM
the apple dumpling gang?
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 20, 2006, 11:25:56 AM
Unforgiven and the outlaw josey wales. Tombstone too, if I'm in the mood for it.
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Post by: rva on April 20, 2006, 11:43:02 AM
1) The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
2) Duel in the Sun
3) The Searchers
4) The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence
5) Unforgiven
6) Shane
7) High Noon
8) A Fistful of Dollars
9) Magnificent Seven
10) Treasure of the Sierra Madre
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Post by: Dan on April 20, 2006, 01:30:33 PM
Quote from: "rva"
1) The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
9) Magnificent Seven
10) Treasure of the Sierra Madre

I wanted to list these three b/c they are supposedly badass, but alas, I haven't seen them.  One of these days...
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Post by: Jonathan on April 20, 2006, 02:33:28 PM
Tombstone

I wonder what my dad's answer to this question would be. Not surprisingly, he grew up on westerns, and always gets a little nostalgic whenever he flips by one of his faves on Turner Classic Movies...
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 20, 2006, 05:37:00 PM
Silverado - the only one I own on DVD
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 20, 2006, 06:52:29 PM
Quote from: "Megs79"
the apple dumpling gang?


Excellent choice, Megs! I've got to add that to my list.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 20, 2006, 09:16:23 PM
QotD (Friday)

Happy birthday, Robert Smith!  :new-bday: (http://62.193.236.115/blogs/blogz_images/cure_robert_smith_2005.jpg)

In honor of Robert's 17,167th day on Earth, what is/are your favorite Cure song(s)?



"Lovecats," "A Night Like This," and "Lullaby"
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Post by: Butter on April 21, 2006, 08:03:51 AM
Three that I've been enjoying more lately because I wasn't inundated with them during the alterna-boom of the 90's are "Fascination Street", "The Walk", and "Charlotte Sometimes".
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 21, 2006, 08:14:03 AM
Mine are "Pictures of You", "Love Song", Just Like Heaven", "Killing an Arab", "Let's Go to Bed", "The Love Cats", and "Close to Me". Yes, I'm all about the 80s period of The Cure.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Megs79 on April 21, 2006, 08:46:45 AM
boys don't cry, pictures of you, just like heaven
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Post by: MissKitty on April 21, 2006, 08:51:31 AM
"Love Cats," ""The Walk," "Jumping Someone Else's Train," "Close To Me," "In Between Days" and "Killing An Arab."
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 21, 2006, 09:17:10 AM
"fascination street", "killing an arab", "just like heaven", "letter to elise", just heard "love cats" on the radio for the first time in ages the other day--forgot how much I like that song.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Supra-Genius on April 21, 2006, 09:30:40 AM
personal fav would have to be "catch"
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 21, 2006, 10:04:11 AM
Almost the entire debut (Three Imaginary Boys) album .... 10:15 Saturday Night, Accuracy, Meat Hook, Fire in Cairo especially. Plus Love Cats.

Most everything else washes over me as if my back was that of a ducks
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Post by: Dan on April 21, 2006, 01:36:51 PM
I'm all about Disintegration both the song and the album.  I think the song is my favorite off the album, but I love just about all of those tracks.
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Post by: trixi on April 21, 2006, 01:55:20 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
Mine are "Pictures of You", "Love Song", Just Like Heaven", "Killing an Arab", "Let's Go to Bed", "The Love Cats", and "Close to Me". Yes, I'm all about the 80s period of The Cure.


All of the above and Letter to Elise.  

We'd get along famously LMNOP!
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Post by: kcneon on April 21, 2006, 02:05:04 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
Happy birthday, Robert Smith!  :new-bday: (http://62.193.236.115/blogs/blogz_images/cure_robert_smith_2005.jpg)

In honor of Robert's 17,167th day on Earth, what is/are your favorite Cure song(s)?


I don't know what my fav Cure song would be, but Just Like Heaven has my favorite lyric:  "Show me how you do that trick The one that makes me scream" she said.

On a related note, I think we should make today a holiday.  If I could choose 1 person to represent my generation...it would be without a doubt ROBERT SMITH.  

carry on.
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Post by: Butter on April 21, 2006, 02:10:08 PM
Quote from: "kcneon"
I don't know what my fav Cure song would be, but Just Like Heaven has my favorite lyric:  "Show me how you do that trick The one that makes me scream 'Seasick!'"


Fix'd.
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Post by: kcneon on April 21, 2006, 02:19:05 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
Quote from: "kcneon"
I don't know what my fav Cure song would be, but Just Like Heaven has my favorite lyric:  "Show me how you do that trick The one that makes me scream 'Seasick!'"


Fix'd.


Oh, Butter! #-o
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Atzend on April 21, 2006, 05:02:46 PM
Boys Don't Cry, Letter to Elise, Why Can't I Be You, In Between Days and Hot Hot Hot
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Post by: berzerker on April 21, 2006, 05:16:57 PM
Depends on mood...


Good mood = Hot Hot Hot, Close to You, Why Can't I Be You?
Bad  Mood = Disintegration, Fascination Street
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Post by: Mr Pink on April 21, 2006, 05:18:16 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
QotD (Thursday)

Welcome to National Cowboy Poetry Week!  :whipitgood:

What is your favorite movie Western?



Young Guns
Open Range
Per un pugno di dollari (A Fistful of Dollars)
Giù la testa (Duck, You Sucker)
Stagecoach
The Magnificent Seven
Django



Quote from: "whigsgeek"
QotD (Friday)

Happy birthday, Robert Smith!  :new-bday: (http://62.193.236.115/blogs/blogz_images/cure_robert_smith_2005.jpg)

In honor of Robert's 17,167th day on Earth, what is/are your favorite Cure song(s)?


"Just Like Heaven" and "Pictures of You"
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Buzzstein on April 21, 2006, 05:23:35 PM
yesterday: magnificent seven, blazing saddles

today: In between Days and Close to Me
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Post by: Rafe on April 23, 2006, 07:21:18 PM
Quote from: "Supra-Genius"
personal fav would have to be "catch"

Nice choice. That tune has a really pretty refrain. My favourite as of this minute would be "Charlotte Sometimes".

Favourite western: Magnificent Seven. Possibly one of the greatest films ever made. Whenever I watch it, I still well up when Robert Vaughn and James Coburn meet their maker.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 23, 2006, 09:43:53 PM
QotD (Monday)

(http://www.kvak.com/slike/270106d.jpg)

We're kicking off National Karaoke Week with the classic footage of Inside the Actor's Studio host James Lipton performing Kevin Federline's (K-Fed's) "PopoZao" on Conan O'Brien (http://www.thesuperficial.com/archives/2006/01/27/james_lipton_recites_kevin_fed.html). (If this link doesn't work for you, try this one (http://www.milkandcookies.com/article/3243/).)

To honor this bit of genius, I've borrowed one of Mr. Lipton's (J-Lip's) trademark Actor's Studio interview wrap-up questions (also known as the "Pivot Questionnaire") for today's QotD.

What's your least favorite word?



No.
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Post by: Dan on April 23, 2006, 11:39:02 PM
Panties.

(except when someone says "get their panties in a bunch" or something of that sort...then I laugh.)
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Post by: Butter on April 24, 2006, 08:12:20 AM
Guesstimate.
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Post by: scurvygirl on April 24, 2006, 09:26:05 AM
I kinda hate anything in the "shizzle" family of words.
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Post by: snakelady on April 24, 2006, 09:40:57 AM
Tax
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 24, 2006, 10:11:04 AM
burden

Dan, what about when someone says "moist panties"?
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Post by: Jonathan on April 24, 2006, 10:47:30 AM
Anyhoo.

It's not even a word, it's a mispronounciation.
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Post by: Dan on April 24, 2006, 11:34:12 AM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
Dan, what about when someone says "moist panties"?

Yeah, that makes me laugh too, but for entirely different reasons.  In 1998ish I knew someone that actually had a favorite word and a most hated word - both foreign concepts to me at the time.  Her most hated was "moist," presumably for the sexual connotations that it came with. Thus, I always tried say stuff like "moist brownies" or "moist cake" just to push her buttons.  I would imagine "moist panties" would be just as fun, but also taking it to another level.

SOooooo...more information than you ever needed to know.
What's wrong with "burden?"  
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Anyhoo.

Good call.  That always irritates me as well.
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
I kinda hate anything in the "shizzle" family of words.

  [-X Killjoy.  It's like I don't even know you anymore.
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Post by: rva on April 24, 2006, 11:56:00 AM
Boobies.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 24, 2006, 12:03:21 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
QotD (Monday)

What's your least favorite word?

No.


I'm changing mine to paradigm. The next person who uses this God-forsaken word in a meeting I'm at is getting a wet finger shoved in his/her ear.
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Post by: emerald on April 24, 2006, 12:17:17 PM
I have many... but today's most hated word is synergy.
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Post by: Megs79 on April 24, 2006, 12:19:59 PM
I hate when people use "dialogue" as a verb and use "utilize" when they mean "use."

"Let's utilize the meeting to dialogue about the upcoming project."
 :bad-words:
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Post by: redbobsled on April 24, 2006, 12:31:19 PM
I hate vis-a-vis.

It's bad enough in writing, but people who actually SAY it in conversation need to be shot.
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Post by: MissKitty on April 24, 2006, 03:31:17 PM
Y'know?

It is not a comma, it is not a period, it is not a pause between words. It's not even a real word, but I hear it WAAAAAY too much.
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Post by: Rafe on April 24, 2006, 03:39:08 PM
Two words that make my blood boil are "nigger" and "kike". Fucking awful, hateful words.

I also dislike the word "safe" when used thus:

"How are you today, Rafe?"

"Safe, mate. Safe."
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Post by: kcneon on April 24, 2006, 03:42:26 PM
Quote from: "Megs79"
"Let's utilize the meeting to dialogue about the upcoming project."
 :bad-words:


You just reminded me of mine...component.  Had a sales person in our NY office who couldn't get out of a meeting without saying that word a hundred times!  Needless to say it lost its effect quickly.
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Post by: Atzend on April 24, 2006, 03:50:14 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
Panties.

(except when someone says "get their panties in a bunch" or something of that sort...then I laugh.)


It doesn't matter what context, it bothers me.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 24, 2006, 03:58:13 PM
When our division's previous vice president (Ted Kelly**) was here and there would be a mass staff gathering at which he would be speaking (for example, a retreat or a conference), a group of us would play "Ted Kelly Bingo." There were certain words and phrases ol' Ted would use ad nauseum at these things, and it was a way to survive the experience. Just a few examples from the list ...

"Can you feel the energy?"
"Is this not the best looking group of professionals you've ever seen?"
"pedagogy," "paradigm," "synergy," "CQI," "stakeholders"

Fortunately, he has retired and we have a great new veep who's much more "real" and less used-car salesman.

** Names have been changed to protect my ass.
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Post by: Butter on April 24, 2006, 04:03:36 PM
Quote from: "Rafe"
Two words that make my blood boil are "nigger" and "kike". Fucking awful, hateful words.


Well, that just makes my "guesstimate" look like shite, doesn't it?

Oh, that reminds me of another one: Shite.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 24, 2006, 07:38:09 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
QotD (Monday)

What's your least favorite word?

No.


I'm changing mine to paradigm.


Changing mine again, this time to TomKitten. (http://www.t-shirthumor.com/Merchant2/graphics/fullsize/tcbc_lg.gif)
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 24, 2006, 09:42:15 PM
QotD (Tuesday)

Hey, everybody! It's National Playground Safety Week!  =D>

What was your favorite recess activity?



Kickball!   (http://www.jedmorfit.com/a_redside/red_images/Sunset/kickball.gif)
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Post by: redbobsled on April 25, 2006, 01:31:35 AM
Throwing grapes through the chain link fence at cars on Glenway Avenue.
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Post by: clemsonfan on April 25, 2006, 09:54:31 AM
the swings
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 25, 2006, 10:01:29 AM
monkey bars
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Post by: MissKitty on April 25, 2006, 10:08:31 AM
Kickball for me too, unless I was wearing sandals. Then it was the monkey bars.
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Post by: Jonathan on April 25, 2006, 10:28:09 AM
What are you all talking about? I still play kickball.

Have a game tonight, in fact.
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Post by: snakelady on April 25, 2006, 10:46:52 AM
Kickball or Tag
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Post by: Rafe on April 25, 2006, 01:23:02 PM
Breakdancing in the corridors during lunch hour.
Playing headers & volleys/tunnel of death most break-times.
Fighting gangs of kids from neighbouring schools at our local shopping centre.
Smoking and gambling behind the bike sheds.
Footy.
Kissing girls.
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Post by: Dan on April 25, 2006, 01:36:10 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
What are you all talking about? I still play kickball.

Heh.  Me too.  In fact, here's a picture from 2004....
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v672/mistergugi/kickball2004-05-17.jpg)

Anyway, I enjoyed the sports and the torturing girls elements of recess.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 25, 2006, 01:47:53 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
Quote from: "Jonathan"
What are you all talking about? I still play kickball.

Heh.  Me too.  In fact, here's a picture from 2004....
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v672/mistergugi/kickball2004-05-17.jpg)


*hmpf* You don't look anything like Billy Dee Williams.

;)
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Post by: Kwyjibo on April 25, 2006, 03:49:08 PM
I hate the term "resource" when it is used in place of the word person, or a person's name.  It's my company's favorite and it drives me bonkers.  I'm sitting right here!  I'm a person!  I have a name!

We have a project to do, I'll put a resource on it.

We're taking care of that problem, I have my best resource working on it.

We need your input, I have two resource here waiting for something to do.
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Post by: snakelady on April 25, 2006, 04:12:01 PM
Quote from: "snakelady"
Kickball or Tag


How did I forget hopscotch?
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Post by: Jonathan on April 25, 2006, 04:15:17 PM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
I hate the term "resource" when it is used in place of the word person, or a person's name.  It's my company's favorite and it drives me bonkers.  I'm sitting right here!  I'm a person!  I have a name!

We have a project to do, I'll put a resource on it.

We're taking care of that problem, I have my best resource working on it.

We need your input, I have two resource here waiting for something to do.

Don't you mean "We need your input, I have two resources here waiting to be tasked?" ;)

Task is a noun. It is not a verb. I feel very strongly about this.

Yes, "resource" as a synonym for person drives me batty, too. It's so impersonal, which I guess is the point. Still makes it wrong.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 25, 2006, 04:23:30 PM
British Bulldog (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Bulldogs_(game))

Sadly, banned in schools across the UK

However, the concept of running like headless chickens from one end of a football pitch to the other is still adopted to this day by the likes of Sunderland and Millwall.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on April 25, 2006, 04:23:55 PM
It being impersonal is what pisses me off about it so much.  I've actually been called a resource instead of by my name in person, which is really shitty in my book.

Task as a verb is also very bad.  I've never heard that one.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 25, 2006, 04:35:42 PM
Yep, that's a big one here. "We've been tasked with developing a new blah-ba-dee-blah-blah."

Maybe we could all use a set of these (http://www.knockknock.biz/commerce/product_info.php?cPath=99&products_id=461).
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Post by: Rafe on April 25, 2006, 05:03:08 PM
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
British Bulldog (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Bulldogs_(game))

Great game.

Which style did your peers and yourself employ to tag the runners? For us it was to knock the runners off their feet by whichever means. Tackle, trip, kick, shove, punch, it really didn't matter as long as they landed on their arse. I've thought i'd like to use it as a recreational excercise at work during our lunch break, once or twice. I don't think the boss would go for it, though.
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Post by: Buzzstein on April 25, 2006, 06:25:54 PM
I usually played wander-around-the-playground-by-myself
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Post by: snakelady on April 25, 2006, 07:17:33 PM
:-({|=
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 25, 2006, 07:42:33 PM
Quote from: "Rafe"
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
British Bulldog (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Bulldogs_(game))

Great game.

Which style did your peers and yourself employ to tag the runners? For us it was to knock the runners off their feet by whichever means. Tackle, trip, kick, shove, punch, it really didn't matter as long as they landed on their arse. I've thought i'd like to use it as a recreational excercise at work during our lunch break, once or twice. I don't think the boss would go for it, though.


I never knew a non-violent version of it. It's the kind of thing I could imagine turning up on a USA sports cable network, and REALLY taking off.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 25, 2006, 09:53:28 PM
QotD (Wednesday)

Welcome to Hug an Australian Day!  :hello1:

Today's question doesn't exactly relate to that, but who cares? Give a shout to Marlowe, Lisa, and any other R'villers from or living in Oz.

What song lyrics best describe your mood today?


(And a big happy 45th birthday to Chris Mars from the Replacements!) (http://image.com.com/mp3/images/processed/thumb/d1/6c/14836.jpg)
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Post by: trixi on April 25, 2006, 11:35:27 PM
kickball, tetherball, and soccer
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Post by: Jonathan on April 26, 2006, 09:52:53 AM
I plan on hugging an Australian.
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Post by: Buzzstein on April 26, 2006, 10:54:01 AM
Quote from: "snakelady"
:-({|=


You played the violin at recess?  Wow, you were even nerdier than I thought! ;)




...smartass
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Post by: Dan on April 26, 2006, 12:39:47 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
I plan on hugging an Australian.

Sounds good to me.  Is Natalie Imbruglia around?

(http://ambikabikini.com/PRESS/images/Thumbnails/natalie%20top%20thumb.jpg)
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 26, 2006, 09:26:24 PM
QotD (Thursday)

Happy Birthday, Jack Klugman!  :bday:  (http://fannieflagg.tripod.com/sm_jack3.jpg)

Would you say your housekeeping style is more like Felix Unger or Oscar Madison?



Oy, definitely Oscar Madison. (Plus, I always thought Oscar was kinda hot.)
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Post by: Jonathan on April 26, 2006, 11:48:37 PM
Who's who again? I can never keep them straight.
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Post by: trixi on April 27, 2006, 12:20:50 AM
oscar
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Post by: Kwyjibo on April 27, 2006, 08:39:27 AM
My house keeping style is more like Fibber McGee's closet.
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Post by: Butter on April 27, 2006, 08:56:07 AM
The messy one.
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Post by: kcneon on April 27, 2006, 09:10:00 AM
Definitely Oscar.


Yesterday's QoTD:  Lately the lyrics to Joe Strummer's "All In A Day" sum things up pretty well.
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Post by: berzerker on April 27, 2006, 09:33:02 AM
More Oscar than Felix, but, I do like things clean. So, I periodically go nuts with the cleaning. I actually enjoy cleaning my bathroom...
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Post by: MissKitty on April 27, 2006, 09:55:08 AM
Felix.
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Post by: scurvygirl on April 27, 2006, 06:56:07 PM
The messy one.  And how.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 27, 2006, 10:45:19 PM
Which ever one was the messy one. My apartment is scaring me again.
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Post by: seldon on April 27, 2006, 10:56:09 PM
oscar all the way
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Post by: snakelady on April 28, 2006, 10:52:51 AM
I guess I'll pinch-hit since there was no QOTD posted today.

Today is Jay Leno's birthday, so in honor of the comedian turned show host -

Who is your favorite comedian?


Hard to choose, but maybe Dave Chappelle.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 28, 2006, 11:21:34 AM
Thanks for subbing, snakelady. I couldn't get to it last night and was in meetings all morning until a short while ago.

I'm not sure I can pick a favorite. Drew Hastings, Brad Garrett, Mitch Hedberg, Nick Swardson, Mike Birbiglia, Sean Cullen, Dave Chappelle, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Judy Tenuta, Ellen DeGeneres, Sam Kinison, 1980's Richard Lewis, 1980's Billy Crystal, 1980's Robin Williams, and probably a dozen others. Way too many to pick one.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on April 28, 2006, 11:22:37 AM
It's sure as hell not Jay Leno.

I'd have to say that my all time favorite is Heywood Banks.  We're seeing him on Sunday for the first time, and I can't wait.  I've heard him on Bob and Tom at least a thousand times and he never fails to crack me up.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 28, 2006, 11:25:46 AM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
It's sure as hell not Jay Leno.


Amen to that, brother.

Have a great time at Heywood's show! He was on B&T yesterday. Let us know how it is, okay?
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Post by: MissKitty on April 28, 2006, 01:49:56 PM
So hard to choose a favorite!! I'll go simply on their stand-up: I love Lewis Black, Mitch Hedberg, Lisa Lampanelli, Eddie Izzard, Jack Dee, Dane Cook, Dylan Moran, John Pinette, Al Murray, Rich Hall, Sean Hughes...

I guess pretty much anyone who has ever won (or been nominated for) the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe (EdFringe).
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Post by: Jonathan on April 28, 2006, 02:30:57 PM
I guess Lewis Black is probably at the top of my list right now. I used to be a lot more into the whole comedian/watching stand-up/know who people were thing than I am now. Looking back, at lot of that was during my junior year of high school which wasn't the happiest time in my life. I guess I needed the release, and subconsciously switched the channel to Comedy Central a lot.

Sorry to be such a QOTD downer. And with a comedy question, no less!
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Post by: seldon on April 28, 2006, 07:27:56 PM
eddie izzard and patton oswalt tie.
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Post by: Dan on April 28, 2006, 09:21:04 PM
I'm an Izzard fan as well (as I'm sure you've noticed).  But anyone who makes me chuckle is alright in my book.
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Post by: MissKitty on April 28, 2006, 10:34:22 PM
I totally forgot to add Jay London. So I'm adding him now.
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Post by: Lisa on April 30, 2006, 08:45:34 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
QotD (Wednesday)

Welcome to Hug an Australian Day!  :hello1:

Today's question doesn't exactly relate to that, but who cares? Give a shout to Marlowe, Lisa, and any other R'villers from or living in Oz.



thanks Whigs... I can't believe I missed hug an australian day, I coulda used a few of those last wednesday.
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Post by: whigsgeek on April 30, 2006, 09:04:07 PM
QotD (Monday)

Welcome to May! It's National Hamburger Month!  :wav:

Who is your favorite McDonald's character? Ronald McDonald, Hamburglar, Grimace, Mayor McCheese, Birdie, Captain Hook, Chief of Police Big Mac, Fry Guys, or another one?


Chief Big Mac (http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~fk4a-myst/aus/1993/au9301-1.JPG)
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Post by: Butter on May 01, 2006, 09:12:26 AM
Clogger McArtery
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 01, 2006, 09:35:44 AM
Philippe O'Fish

(http://www.asmallvictory.net/archives/mcdgun-thumb.jpg)
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Post by: Jonathan on May 01, 2006, 10:24:15 AM
Lumpen McProletariat

(http://bezz.homelinux.com/thisorthat/pics/mcdonalds.jpg)
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Post by: Juliana on May 01, 2006, 12:03:28 PM
Nothing can kill the Grimace
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Post by: Rafe on May 01, 2006, 12:50:11 PM
Farmer McSpongiform-Encephalopathy
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Post by: watusi on May 01, 2006, 12:58:35 PM
(http://techhouse.brown.edu/~mjm/tiqitpics/mcdonalds.jpg)

Filletio Fish
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Post by: Rafe on May 01, 2006, 01:02:01 PM
Brilliant.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on May 01, 2006, 03:10:24 PM
Unfortunately my wife beat me to the best possible joke I could manage to muster for this question.
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Post by: MissKitty on May 01, 2006, 03:47:14 PM
I'm all about the Hamburgler.

(http://www.thesu.com/files/hamburgler.png)
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 01, 2006, 08:02:39 PM
Did anyone have one of these?
(http://www.thisoldtoy.com/fisher-price/IY.jpg)
Hamburglar gets my vote, too.
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Post by: snakelady on May 01, 2006, 08:22:52 PM
Quote from: "Rafe"
Farmer McSpongiform-Encephalopathy


If the brain-wasting doesn't get you the artery-clogging will  ;)
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 01, 2006, 09:29:53 PM
QotD (Tuesday)

It's National "Eat Dessert First" Week! :icescream:

What is your all-time favorite dessert?



I've gotta go with the Tahitian vanilla creme brulee at Delmonico in New Orleans. :drool:
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Post by: seldon on May 01, 2006, 10:42:15 PM
grimace ftw.
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Post by: MissKitty on May 02, 2006, 02:45:32 PM
lemon pie. But it has to be my Mom's lemon pie with the homemade crust. Each bite is a little bit of heaven.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on May 02, 2006, 02:52:00 PM
It's a tie between the creme brulee at the palace restaurant and my mint chocolate truffle pie.
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Post by: clemsonfan on May 02, 2006, 02:55:32 PM
Butter's hot fudge pudding cake.
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Post by: Jonathan on May 02, 2006, 03:13:20 PM
Sonoran Desert

The Roadrunner lives there.
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Post by: Buzzstein on May 02, 2006, 04:06:03 PM
snicker bar pie
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Post by: Dan on May 02, 2006, 04:50:12 PM
Oreos?  Chocolate Chip Cookies?  Cookies N Cream Ice Cream?  Man, there are so many...and yet they are so basic.
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 02, 2006, 06:47:13 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
Butter's hot fudge pudding cake.


Butter! I'll be out in August. Have that waiting for me when I get there.  ;)  :lol
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 02, 2006, 08:50:31 PM
QotD (Wednesday)

From The Book of If ...

If you could eliminate any one type of insect permanently from the earth, what would you get rid of?



The earwig
~shudder~
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Post by: trixi on May 02, 2006, 10:29:05 PM
Tuesday:

chocolate mousse or angel food cake

Wednesday:

junebug...a run in with one has forever freaked me out!
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Post by: Butter on May 03, 2006, 08:17:55 AM
Mosquito.
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Post by: Jonathan on May 03, 2006, 09:15:54 AM
All insects are God's Creatures and none deserve to be wiped out permanently.

That said, I agree with Butter on the mosquitos. What the hell purpose do those fucking little bloodsuckers serve, despite spreading disease. Obliterate them.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on May 03, 2006, 09:26:06 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
Mosquito.


But then what would be Florida's state bird?

Kidding aside, those little fuckers need to go
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Post by: Jonathan on May 03, 2006, 09:32:19 AM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
Quote from: "Butter"
Mosquito.


But then what would be Florida's state bird?


The plastic pink flamingo would like to know where to fill out an application for that job.
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Post by: redbobsled on May 03, 2006, 11:42:58 AM
ants.  Kill all of those little fuckers.
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Post by: MissKitty on May 03, 2006, 01:24:15 PM
Mosquitos, with cockroaches running a close second.
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 03, 2006, 09:17:40 PM
I have to attend an out-of-town workshop tomorrow and Friday, so here are the remaining QotDs for this week!

QotD (Thursday)

Today is Martin Z. Mollusk Day (http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060428/ENT/604280303/1044)! =D> In honor of "crustacean prognostication," do you prefer to vacation at the beach, in the mountains, in the country, or in a city?


Most definitely the beach. :hotsun:

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QotD (Friday)

Happy birthday, Ann B. Davis!  :new-bday: (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7f/Ann_B._Davis.gif)

Who is your favorite member of the Brady Bunch?  


Tiger (http://tvphotogalleries.com/data/557/1brady14-thumb.jpg)
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Post by: scurvygirl on May 03, 2006, 11:48:53 PM
Where to vacation? I'm not really sure where I prefer as I haven't taken many vacations... but I hope to visit a big city and the beach later this year.  Oh, and go camping.  I look forward to the beach most of all, which seems weird to me because me + sunshine = burning.  Stupid fair skin.
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Post by: Jonathan on May 04, 2006, 01:20:35 AM
Where do I prefer to vacation? Europe.

You Europeans are lucky sods.
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Post by: Dan on May 04, 2006, 03:49:03 AM
I'd vacation on some warm remote island. So, I guess it's a beach.  But I notice that most of my trips do not actually go to warm remote islands but instead I end up in cities.
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Post by: Butter on May 04, 2006, 08:20:43 AM
Let's knock these out...

My favorite place to vacation is the beach.

My favorite Brady is James, he of the anti-gun law.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on May 04, 2006, 09:17:22 AM
I miss the beach a lot, but like Sarcastica me + sunny beach = burning.  My mother-in-law lives in the country so we get to visit the country all the time, so for a big vacation it'd probably be a big city or maybe a beach (I'll take one for the team, esp. since Elise hasn't seen a lake or ocean yet).
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Post by: Jonathan on May 04, 2006, 10:31:03 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
Let's knock these out...

My favorite place to vacation is the beach.

My favorite Brady is James, he of the anti-gun law.


My favorite Brady is Wayne, he of choking a bitch.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 04, 2006, 10:31:28 AM
Am I allowed to say "a city by the beach"?..... such as Brighton.

*Sigh* CR REALLY misses the sea, and sea air.
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Post by: MissKitty on May 04, 2006, 12:00:27 PM
I vote for Brighton too! Yay!

Also, for Friday's question, my favorite Brady is Peter.
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Post by: rva on May 04, 2006, 12:28:28 PM
I'm not a beach guy at all.  I think I prefer city over mountain but it's real close.

My favorite Brady is Matthew, he of the daguerreotype and alcohol.
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Post by: kcneon on May 04, 2006, 12:37:05 PM
In a perfect world...beach with a nearby city!   :)
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Post by: Buzzstein on May 04, 2006, 03:02:09 PM
Cíty...I suppose it helps if it's a coastal city.
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Post by: Rafe on May 04, 2006, 03:13:33 PM
I love staying in cities. A city by the sea is great, like Barcelona, Hamburg, Canterbury (well, the sea is a 10-15 minute drive away), New York, etc. I've been to Monaco many times, which is a pretty nice place once you get to know it well.

As to the Brady Bunch, I haven't a clue as I've never seen it before. Considering the woman in the photo looks like Mrs. Cunningham from 'Happy Days' if you squint your eyes half closed, I'll obviously have to say the Fonz, although Big Al was a great character as well. Scott "Bugsy Motherfucking Malone" Baio's character routinely pissed me off, so he'd be my least favourite. And the ginger one.
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 07, 2006, 09:16:22 PM
QotD (Monday)

Welcome to National Family Week!  :bigsmurf:  :smurf:  :smurfin:  :brilsmurf:

How many siblings do you have, if any, and where do you fall in the order? Do you have any nieces or nephews?


I'm the youngest of six -- three boys and three girls. Oldest is Pam, who's 17 years older than I am; closest in age to me is Chris, who's 11 years older. Sixteen nieces/nephews, seven great-nieces/nephews, and one more "great" one on the way.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 07, 2006, 10:08:20 PM
No bru'us, No sistas...

A classic spoiled only child

Gimme back my pushbike NOW, fucker!
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Post by: Dan on May 07, 2006, 11:26:01 PM
I've two sisters, one older and one younger.  I don't have any nieces/nephews yet...but only one of us is married so perhaps those are still to come.
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Post by: trixi on May 07, 2006, 11:49:54 PM
I have a younger brother.  And 2 adorable nieces who are 15 months apart.
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Post by: Jonathan on May 08, 2006, 08:16:00 AM
I have one brother.

What are nieces and nephews?
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Post by: cuddlyevil on May 08, 2006, 10:11:26 AM
I have one sister, I'm older by a minute.
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 08, 2006, 10:32:59 AM
** QotDs for Tuesday and Wednesday **

I have to make a quickie business trip to Seattle this afternoon through Wednesday, so here are your QotDs for those days! :)

QotD (Tuesday)

May 9 is National Teacher Day!  =D>

Who was/were your favorite teacher(s) during elementary and/or high schools?

Miss Jacynski (1st grade), Mr. Nervegna (11th-grade physics), Mr. Brzychalski (12th-grade English)

Mr. Nervegna recognized quickly that I sucked at physics but excelled at writing. Instead of making me take the final, which he knew I would tank, he told me to hand in a script I had written for an episode of "St. Elsewhere."  \:D/

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QotD (Wednesday)

Happy birthday, Bono!  :new-bday:  (http://ameblo.jp/user_images/e9/45/10000129138_s.jpg)

What is/are your favorite U2 song(s) and/or album?

Favorite album: Unforgettable Fire

Favorite songs off the top of my head (other than those on UF): Refugee, 40, An Cat Dubh, Where the Streets Have No Name, Running to Stand Still, Zoo Station, One, God Part II, Wild Honey, Lemon
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Post by: Megs79 on May 08, 2006, 10:41:26 AM
Today- I have 2 brothers, one older and one younger.  There is 18 months between me and the older one and 15 months between me and the younger one.
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Post by: Buzzstein on May 08, 2006, 03:52:35 PM
1 brother.  I am older by almost 3 years
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Post by: scurvygirl on May 08, 2006, 06:38:12 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
QotD (Monday)
How many siblings do you have, if any, and where do you fall in the order? Do you have any nieces or nephews?


Ohhhhh man.... here goes.

Chris (9 years older than me)
Furry McYiffypants (2 years older than me)
*me*
Ryan (2 years younger then me)
Kevin (3.5 years younger than me)
Adam (7.5 years younger than me)

No nieces or nephews.
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Post by: Rafe on May 08, 2006, 08:35:02 PM
Je suis un fils unique. The world cheers.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 08, 2006, 08:42:03 PM
I'm the oldest of 3 girls.
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Post by: MissKitty on May 09, 2006, 11:54:45 AM
Monday:
One older (adopted) sister
one younger brother

Tuesday:
Mr. (Wendell) Noe - fifth grade. He made learning fun (he was something of a failed comedian) and I laughed more that year than I did the rest of my school years. Surprisingly, he went bonkers a few years later and apparently attacked a student or something.
Mrs. (Sue) Walker - I had her for English in junior high, and then my Freshman year of high school she transferred to teach World History and World Geography and I took those courses too. She rocked.
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Post by: Juliana on May 09, 2006, 12:05:36 PM
Was he related to Mrs. Noe at the Jr High MK?
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Post by: cuddlyevil on May 09, 2006, 12:10:45 PM
Ms. Autumn Finlan: My senior year english teacher, she was awesome. Kids in my class made fun of her because she said damn near every poem we read was about sex. But she was one of the most flexible teachers ever (my friend had a learning disability and I helped him with each vocab quiz (they were read aloud)). She was old and a bit shaky but she always seemed so vital.

Mr. Meyers (aka: The General): My homeroom teacher through all of high school. He was also the girl's softball coach. Our homeroom was always one of the more orderly, he wasn't strict but you knew not to screw off.
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Post by: Buzzstein on May 09, 2006, 01:54:08 PM
Mr. (Leo) Long was my 6th grade teacher. He was known as a disciplinarian.  He was big on order in the classroom and the kids knew not to mess with him.  Usually a few times a year he would make a student cry (hey, they usually deserved it).  However, underneath that strict exterior Mr. Long was a big softy.  It was funny watching him when he found something amusing.  He would try his best not to smile...but a little would always come through.  When he was in the right mood he would tell us humorous stories about his time in Vietnam or his life in general.  The man had an interesting sense of humor.  Sometimes on Fridays he would publish what he would call "Friday Umor."  Basically he would write these crazy diatribes on a piece of paper and make doodles.  Sometimes he would incorporate actual photographs.  He would then make photocopies of it.  

The man was a great teacher who offered a unique perspective on the world.  He really made an impression on me.  Best teacher I EVER had...
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Post by: redbobsled on May 09, 2006, 03:04:42 PM
Monday: I'm the older of two girls.  My sister is 5 years younger than I am.

Today: in grade school, my favorite teacher was my 6th grade teacher, Mrs. Bennett.  She's still there, teaching 6th grade at Our Lady of Lourdes.  In high school, my favorite teacher of all time was Mrs. Pfetzing.  After graduation, she picked 10 seniors from her AP class to go to England with her, and it was so much fun.  Not class-trippy at all.  Unfortunately, she died suddenly about 8 or 9 years ago.  That was extremely sad.
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Post by: scurvygirl on May 09, 2006, 05:09:54 PM
Fave teacher.... hmm... can't really recall from elementary or junior high, but my fave teacher in high school was actually for a college class I took across the street at MUM my senior year, so yeah... Dr. John Tassoni.  Cool guy.  Great teacher.
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Post by: kcneon on May 09, 2006, 05:22:59 PM
Tuesday Q:

Grade school - 5th grade, Mrs. Campbell
HS - Math & Computer Sci, Mr. Campbell (yep, they were husband and wife - our class thought so much of them we got them to be our sponsors for our Sr. year and trip!)
College - Com/Broadcasting - Leo K. was my advisor & he was awesome!
Post Grad...well "Hot Teacher" of course, but probably not for the same reasons I liked my other teachers.   ;)


...I am shuttering just thinking about Wednesday's Q.
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Post by: Rafe on May 09, 2006, 05:31:07 PM
I swindled school and sixth-form college completely. I hated it those days I attended, but at the same time did just enough to cruise through. However, there were a couple of teachers and tutors I had a huge amount of time and respect for along the way, for different reasons. The one I'm safe to mention is Dave Rawlinson, my Sociology tutor for my A levels. When I wasn't at the pub or in band practice, I could be found in his lessons, debating points vehemently with my liberal/conservative classmates, entirely supported by Dave's similar views on life. He allowed me to be myself in a thoroughly structured environment, and for that I remain grateful - he was the only reason I wasn't expelled before I got to sit my final exams, and he encouraged me in those last few weeks to do enough to get the qualifications I wanted (not only in Sociology, but across the board). A great and wise bloke.
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Post by: SFG on May 09, 2006, 10:03:25 PM
Grade School-Mrs. Wolfe was my gifted/talented/nerd teacher.  
High School-Mr. Cooksey- Jr. History Teacher-taught american history out of Zinn's People's History.  And was nice to me when i got hives from nerves before i had to do a class presentation.

Honorable Mention for College Professors-Dr. White has been my advisor since 1995 (i've dropped out a couple times) but has never given me shit for it.
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Post by: seldon on May 09, 2006, 10:46:20 PM
jack warner, AP English.

amazing.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 09, 2006, 10:53:09 PM
Quote
Who was/were your favorite teacher(s) during elementary and/or high schools?

Believe it or not, I was a bit of a nerd in school. (What, you thought I gained this attribute as an adult?) So I liked almost all of my teachers.  I can tell a great thing about each of my elementary ones, so I'll go along with MarkShieldsismycopilot and say Mrs. Z, my GT teacher. Junior high would be my 9th grade English teacher, who, in addition to improving my English skills, taught us about the "real" world including such things as sex change operations. High school would have to be my chemistry teacher, who I liked so much I majored in chemistry in college even though I didn't really like chemistry. He would drop sodium into water, place various things into liquid nitrogen - including a frog that would have been used for dissection in biology class - and then throw them against the wall, and told us about dropping cherry bombs in the sewer system as a teenager.
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Post by: berzerker on May 10, 2006, 09:10:04 AM
Monday - 3 brothers, 3 sisters-in-law, 4 nieces (2 each from the eldest 2 brothers.)

Tuesday - Elementary School - Mrs. Hay, my 3rd grade teacher. She had a big ceramic tub thing built into the corner of her room, which she used as a goldfish pond. And, this has nothing to do with her, but that's where I met my best friend, Bill.
Middle School - My art teacher (can't remember her name at the moment...) She pretty much opened my eyes to the fact that there's many ways to "see" the same thing, and that there are many types and styles of art that all exist for a reason.
High School - Jack (O) Summers, Photography. Didn't get to take it til senior year, but it was worth it. He showed me how to see a photo before you take it, before you even get the camera out. He really fostered my artistic side, and told me when I was doing good work or bad.
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Post by: rva on May 10, 2006, 07:12:42 PM
I had two teachers I admire.  And one of them was actually maybe the worst teacher I ever had.

I should mention that teaching me was probably not much fun.  I wasn't a problem in the classroom, but I just didn't care.  If an assignment interested me, I did good work.  If it didn't I probably didn't even bother to turn it in.  Attendance was sporadic at best.  So most teachers just pretty much ignored me aside from a few sarcastic remarks.  

The good teacher was Mrs. Smith who I had for English in 9th grade.  I went to a sci-tech nerd school, so the there weren't a whole lot of creative writer-types in the first place.  She was sort of the classically trained small liberal art college intellectual.  Funny, irreverent, snarky, and maybe a bit arch, but smart as crap.  Kind of an Algonquin Roundtable type.

But of all the teachers I ever had, Mrs. Smith was the only one who actually sat me aside one day, explained to me she had to give me a C (which at our school was basically an F---), and actually tried to help me.  And by "help" I don't mean she tried to get me enthusiastic about English or help me straighten out my priorities.  

In fact, she kind of told me not to worry about the academics at all.  She was more concerned by the fact that I seemed to be rather unhappy and lost.  It was a very adult conversation.  And it helped.  Because before that I'd been kinda trained that school was what I was supposed to concentrate on, and after that I went out and started getting more into music and tennis and stuff and I was much happier.  Of course I continued to suck at high school and still didn't attend much.  But I remember one day she caught me at my locker and told me how glad she was that I was looking much happier and plugged-in these days even if it was outside the classroom.

The other one was Dr. Jones (no I'm not making these names up).   She was sort of the typical magnet school teacher.  She got the job because she was a real good chemist, not because of her teaching skills.  Looking back I think she probably took the job because she was going through some personal/career crisis and wanted to try teaching.  And I guess she really wasn't any worse than some other teachers in terms of being totally frustrated at some of her students.  She was just a lot less professional about it and would visibly get upset and start yelling at us.  I hated her.

So anyway, after I had her she took a "sabbatical" which I think may have been more like a suspension or at least a mental health break.  And when she came back, I heard she was completely different.  Apparently her tests were still too hard but everyone really liked her, at least as a person.  Of course I didn't care at all and by this point I was going to class maybe twice a week.  

So one day, I'm back from college to pick up one of my old transcripts and she stops me.  I'm shocked she remembers my name.   And I look at her and the grumpy person I remember has been completely replaced by a someone very happy.  She actually apologizes to me for being a bad teacher and asks how I am doing.   I told her I really wasn't much for science or chemistry and was studying philosophy, and she was like, "That's great!  I wish I had learned some of that."  And then she told me some books she'd read (mostly existentialism) and asked me what I thought.  She actually ended up dragging me to the library and having me point out some passages to her and we had this whole philosophical discussion and she was totally enthusiastic about it-- and was trying to learn from me.  That was kind of a mind-blower.

I still think about that to this day.  I guess when she taught me she was probably late-thirties, early forties but she managed to completely turn her life around.  I don't think I've ever seen such a radical transformation, and it gives me hope that at some point things will fall into place for me as well.

I dunno.  I guess I had some pretty good teachers in terms of technique and mastery of their subject but it never really made much impression on me.  If I was into it, I was good enough to get A's and apply the skills later on in life.  If I wasn't then there wasn't a whole lot you could do with me.
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Post by: snakelady on May 10, 2006, 09:21:10 PM
Sister Christine Julie - an Irish Catholic nun from Boston - high school honors biology and anatomy/physiology

She was a real pill, but she got me hooked on science.
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Post by: trixi on May 11, 2006, 12:23:55 AM
Tuesday:
Ms. Schaiper--3rd, Miss LeGates--4th, Mr.  Darling--7th grade sciene  (I loved science...he was hard but knew how to get us motivated), Mrs. Reynolds (hs home ec teacher and my savior--I got out of my study hall, which I hated, and was able to just hang out with her in the classroom), Mr. Hartigan--hs choir--I can't sing but he was one of those teachers that just drew students to him, and Mr. Portman--hs chemistry and physics--he had a dry sense of humor, but made physics phun and clear as a bell!

Weds:
U2 favs in honor of Bono's birthday:
Bad, City of Blinding Lights, Who's Going to Ride Your Wild Horse, Running to Stand Still, With or Without You, Where the Streets Have No Name
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Post by: kcneon on May 11, 2006, 01:15:33 AM
Wednesday's Q:  Bono.  I probably should know the name, but it's just not ringing any bells.... :-k
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 11, 2006, 01:26:16 AM
Favorite U2 album - Joshua Tree

Favorite songs (just a dozen or so): One, Mysterious Ways, I Will Follow, Where the Streets Have No Name, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, With or Without You, Bad, Mlk, Sunday Bloody Sunday, New Year's Day, Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of, 40, Two Hearts Beat As One, Numb, and Lemon.
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Post by: Rafe on May 11, 2006, 02:39:48 PM
Favourite U2 album: It's always been the "Live Under A Blood Red Sky" mini LP.

Favourite U2 song: The version of "11 o'clock Tick Tock" from the album above.
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Post by: Buzzstein on May 11, 2006, 06:47:19 PM
U2's cover of "Beat On The Brat"
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 11, 2006, 07:06:53 PM
Sorry about no QotD for today, folks. :-( I didn't get back from Seattle until after 1:00 a.m. (almost four hours late) and spent the entire day today sleeping. Woke up at 11:00 a.m. to walk the dog, then slept until 2:00 p.m., called my boss, then slept until 5:00 p.m. That was a hell of cross-country trip.  :sleeping:
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 11, 2006, 08:53:44 PM
QotD (Friday)

And so comes to a close National Postcard Week. (http://alienattraxtion.com/images/cards/roswellnewmexicopostcard.jpg)

Who sent your most recently received postcard and from where did they send it? Or, if you'd prefer, who did you send a postcard to most recently and from where did you send it?


The last postcard I sent was from Nashville to a friend's two little girls. The last postcard I received was a funny photo of a cat from a friend in Philadelphia.
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Post by: trixi on May 11, 2006, 11:34:02 PM
Last postcard I sent was from a National Park in Nashville to a friend.  And the last postcard I received was from a friend who went to Hawaii  (as I think to myself, some friend for not inviting me!)
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Post by: MissKitty on May 12, 2006, 11:15:34 AM
I think the last post card I received was from CR's mates Liz & Marty in France.

I can't remember the last one I sent--but it was probably from Copenhagen.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on May 12, 2006, 11:31:03 AM
Last postcard we received was one from the vet telling us that the dog we no longer own is overdue for his shots.

Can't remember the last one I sent, maybe from baltimore.
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Post by: berzerker on May 12, 2006, 02:41:16 PM
I got one from my dentist, about 3 weeks ago.

I have no Idea about the last one I sent. Maybe when I was in Paris? Crap, like 14 years ago. I think that might be one of my NY resolutions next year. Send more postcards.
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Post by: redbobsled on May 12, 2006, 02:45:59 PM
The last one I received was from my friend Howard, who sent me a sort of collaged postcard from Portland, OR, last summer prominently featuring letters spelling out C-U-N-T.  

It's still on the fridge.  Which reminds me, I should take it down before my mom comes to visit....

The last one I sent was probably one to Brian's grandmother the last time we went to Napa - which was last summer also.
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Post by: Jonathan on May 12, 2006, 03:05:20 PM
Last postcard I got was from TAG, a few weeks ago when she was in Australia. It came in a box. She was already back here by the time I got it.
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 14, 2006, 10:10:54 PM
QotD (Monday)

Happy 53rd birthday, Mike Oldfield!  :new-bday:  (http://muzyka.onet.pl/_i/osoby/m/mike_oldfield/d.jpg)

In honor of the man who gave us "Tubular Bells," the classic theme song from the Exorcist, what is/are your favorite scary movie(s)?


No matter how many times I watch them, The Shining and Cape Fear (the remake w/ Robert DeNiro) both scare the living hell out of me.
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Post by: Jonathan on May 15, 2006, 07:48:39 AM
I have no favorite scary movies. Don't like 'em, never will.
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Post by: MissKitty on May 15, 2006, 10:42:33 AM
The Birds and The Ring.

I remember John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness really scared me when I first saw it, but I haven't seen it in eons, so I'm not sure if it would still have the same effect or not.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on May 15, 2006, 10:45:13 AM
Dead and buried (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082242/). It was written by the guys who did alien, it's a total b movie but it has some seriously icky moments that make me cringe just thinking about them. Was one of our go-to movies for sleep overs (usually was a double feature, dead and buried then cat's eye).
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Post by: redbobsled on May 15, 2006, 11:43:41 AM
It's not traditionally scary, but it is chilling, and it is my favorite movie of all time - Heavenly Creatures.
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Post by: Rafe on May 15, 2006, 03:56:30 PM
I'd say that Schindler's List is one film that I find terrifying on many levels. A fantastic, yet hugely discomforting and moving film. The original "Psycho" is also an incredibly nerve-jangling film. Hitchcock movies are really all that in my book. As to scary, I'd have to say the firsr time Bobcat Goldthwait appeared in a Police Academy sequal. Scary in a "I'm frightened by exactly how shit that man really is" sort of way.
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Post by: Jonathan on May 15, 2006, 05:05:36 PM
Quote from: "Rafe"
As to scary, I'd have to say the firsr time Bobcat Goldthwait appeared in a Police Academy sequal. Scary in a "I'm frightened by exactly how shit that man really is" sort of way.

Well, if you put it that way...

But honestly, I don't like to watch movies to be scared, or chilled, or suspensed (is that a word? You get what I mean). I know a lot of people do, and that's cool, but it's not my cup o' tea.

Kinda like roller coasters. Personally, I'm not a fan of feeling like my stomach violently relocated itself to my feet. But a lot of people are, and that's cool by me. I'll just stick to the bumper cars.
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 15, 2006, 10:46:59 PM
QotD (Tuesday)

Welcome to National Biographer's Day!  =D>

If you could hang out with anyone from history (living or dead) for the purposes of writing their biography, who would you choose?


Hmmm ... I'm going to have to think about this one. My brain is overly fried right now from having spent the last two hours arguing with myself over which Police song is the greatest.  :crazy:
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 15, 2006, 11:04:05 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
If you could hang out with anyone from history (living or dead) for the purposes of writing their biography, who would you choose?


Immediate answers:
Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart)
Mitch Hedburg
Ian Dury
Spike Milligan
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Post by: MissKitty on May 16, 2006, 01:07:34 PM
Samuel Hannaford (architect)
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Post by: Jonathan on May 16, 2006, 01:12:05 PM
Brian Clough. If he hadn't already written his autobiography eight times, that is.
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Post by: Rafe on May 16, 2006, 03:10:51 PM
This is difficult. Off the top of my head:

Kool Herc
Stan Bowles
Tony Benn
James Coburn
Richard Pryor
Syd Barrett
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 16, 2006, 07:07:01 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Brian Clough. If he hadn't already written his autobiography eight times, that is.


I heard a great quote from him today on BBC R4's "Quote Unquote" show...

"I wouldn't say I am the best football manager ever, but I am certainly in the Top 1 of football managers"

Quote from: "Rafe"
Tony Benn

Oooh, GOOD call!
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 16, 2006, 08:00:05 PM
This was harder to answer than I expected it to be!

Wilkie Collins
Sam Giancana
Harper Lee
Mary Todd Lincoln
Orson Welles
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 16, 2006, 10:38:08 PM
There's something for everyone in our Wednesday QotD!

:new-bday: Happy birthday, Michael Trent Reznor (http://mirrorimageorigin.collegepublisher.com:80/media/paper638/stills/zwqcyt8i.jpg) and Dennis Hopper! (http://www.thequarter.org/issue12/DennisHopper.jpg)  :new-bday:

What's your favorite NIN song? If you don't like NIN, what's your favorite Dennis Hopper movie? If you don't like either guy, better luck with tomorrow's QotD!  ;)



Fave NIN songs: Sin, Ruiner, March of the Pigs, March of the Fuckheads, Complication, Gave Up, Get Down Make Love, Into the Void, Head Like a Hole, With-a Teeth-a, Ringfinger, Closer to God

Fave Hopper movies: River's Edge and Blue Velvet
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Post by: Jonathan on May 17, 2006, 08:16:19 AM
Favorite Dennis Hopper movie? That's easy.

Hoosiers
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Post by: MissKitty on May 17, 2006, 08:54:57 AM
Blue Velvet!!!
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Post by: scurvygirl on May 17, 2006, 09:13:13 AM
Well I guess I'll just wait patiently for tomorrow's QOTD.
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Post by: Buzzstein on May 17, 2006, 03:14:56 PM
oooooo tough question...

Right Where It Belongs
The Fragile
The Perfect Drug
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 17, 2006, 10:07:29 PM
QotD (Thursday)

If Hollywood were to make a movie about your life (whether it's rated G or NC-17 is entirely up to you :twisted:), who would be cast to portray you?



Ally Sheedy circa the Breakfast Club (http://picnic.ciao.com/uk/88279.jpg)
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 17, 2006, 10:30:33 PM
Head Like a Hole & Giant
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 17, 2006, 10:42:21 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
If Hollywood were to make a movie about your life (whether it's rated G or NC-17 is entirely up to you :twisted:), who would be cast to portray you?


Bluelupis
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Post by: MissKitty on May 18, 2006, 12:25:57 PM
I'm not sure who would play me, but the film character that pretty much nailed me as a teenager was Marissa Ribisi's portrayal of Cynthia Dunne in Dazed & Confused.

I was that girl.

Skee-bee-deep
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Post by: Dan on May 18, 2006, 01:31:49 PM
The Rock?
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Post by: Jonathan on May 18, 2006, 05:53:33 PM
Well, for it to be an accurate portrayal of me, it would have to be an actor who is suave, debonair, charming, devilishly handsome, and hails from the Greater Cincinnati area.

George Clooney it is, then.
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Post by: Rafe on May 18, 2006, 06:34:01 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
George Clooney it is, then.

I'll give you all a good laugh now, as you probably won't see any likeness at all, particularly in my even more "svelte" guise of the last 18 months or so. Since he was in ER, members of my family, friends and random strangers think I look like that guy, and still comment upon it to this day. I know, I know.

As to someone to portray me, that's an odd question. i've never thought about it. Probably a bastard hybrid of the following:

Howard Moon (The Mighty Boosh)
Vince (The Mighty Boosh)
Mike Reid (plays Frank Butcher in Eastenders)
Paul Simenon (ugly teeth included)
Ron Dobermann (Harry Enfield character)
Tony Slattery
Anyone who uses the word "cunt" as a term of endearement
A random idiot taken from the nearest pub
Dave "Boy" Green (shit English boxer from the 70's/80's who I liked as a kid)
Kid Congo Powers
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 18, 2006, 09:55:51 PM
QotD (Friday)

Today's Q is in honor of this weekend's Preakness race. (http://www.dallasnews.com/s/dws/img/05-04/0501smarty2.jpg)

If you owned a race horse that was in the running for the Triple Crown, what would its name be?



I've always loved names that truly reflect the awesome beauty and majesty of a horse's physique, like Man o' War (versus, say, "Mrs. Filbert's Krumpet") ... so I'd have to go with something like Antietam.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 18, 2006, 10:09:01 PM
Norfolk'n'Way
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Post by: MissKitty on May 19, 2006, 09:44:51 AM
Kitty Biscuits
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Post by: Jonathan on May 19, 2006, 10:28:03 AM
About To Be Glue
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Post by: Dan on May 19, 2006, 01:51:07 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
About To Be Glue

Dogfood
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Post by: scurvygirl on May 19, 2006, 02:07:04 PM
Blumpkin
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 21, 2006, 10:25:33 PM
QotD (Monday)

It's National New Friends, Old Friends Week! :occasion5:

Who is the friend you have known the longest, with whom you are still friends?



My oldest friend is Eric. We've been friends for more than 20 years. (Scary!)
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Post by: Dan on May 21, 2006, 11:13:56 PM
Dave and Scott...childhood friends with whom I still consider my closest.  They have been friends practically as long as I have been alive.


(side note: for New Friends, Old Friends week, are we going to discuss our favorite Girl Scout song?) :p
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Post by: trixi on May 21, 2006, 11:28:01 PM
Melissa, whom I have known for 28 years.
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Post by: Jonathan on May 22, 2006, 08:11:52 AM
My oldest friend is a guy named J.L. I've known him for 30 years. I'm thirty years old. In other words, my entire life (he's a month older than me and we grew up two houses apart).
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 22, 2006, 08:26:01 AM
My mate Paul.

37 years a good friend and counting.
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Post by: Butter on May 22, 2006, 08:41:14 AM
Haven't really kept in touch with anybody from my past, so I would have to say The Mrs.  Going on 9 years this August that we'll have known each other.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on May 22, 2006, 09:37:31 AM
Dawn, we've known her since kindergarten so it's been nearly 25 years.
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Post by: Juliana on May 22, 2006, 09:45:26 AM
Keep in touch with on a regular basis?  My sisters.
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Post by: berzerker on May 22, 2006, 09:49:37 AM
My best friend is Bill, we've been friends since 3rd grade.
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Post by: clemsonfan on May 22, 2006, 01:01:09 PM
Brooke. I've known her for 17 years or so.
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 22, 2006, 10:09:01 PM
QotD (Tuesday)

It's National Taffy Day! (http://images.calorieking.com/branding/ck/runtime/updates/470.jpg)

What candy would you have the hardest time giving up completely for the rest of your life?



I'm currently off candy, but I can't imagine never having Mallo Cups, M&M's, or Swedish fish ever again for the rest of my life!
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 22, 2006, 11:17:21 PM
Today: I count my sisters as friends (they can't escape, you know), so that's almost 31 and 28 years for them. Non related would be Melissa, while we only keep in touch a couple times a year I still consider a friend, for 22 years. For ones I actually see regularly would be Dianne and Kathleen and we're reaching 10 years.

Tuesday: I'd hate to miss out on Reece's Cups and Kit Kats.
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Post by: trixi on May 23, 2006, 12:44:52 AM
Dark chocolate M&Ms, Hershey's special dark, 100 Grand, Curly Wurlys, Bottlecaps, Spree and Gobstoppers
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Post by: Jonathan on May 23, 2006, 09:51:21 AM
I don't think there's any candy that it would upset me if I was told I couldn't have it again. I'm such an excessive personality that I basically eat a lot of something over a short period of time and then get sick of it.

For example, white chocolate Kit-Kats. A couple of months ago, I'd eat them every day. Now, I don't care if I ever have another one again. I've reached my lifetime allotment.

Right now, there's no candy I'm currently obsessing over.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on May 23, 2006, 09:57:40 AM
Inside our reeces, mint kit kats, and dark chocolate.
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Post by: Dan on May 23, 2006, 10:14:02 AM
Ice Cream.  

Oh wait, that's not a candy.  Well, I don't care.
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Post by: c-lando on May 23, 2006, 10:21:02 AM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
QotD (Tuesday)

What candy would you have the hardest time giving up completely for the rest of your life?


I would have to say Sweetarts and/or Chewy Sprees.
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Post by: kcneon on May 23, 2006, 10:49:37 AM
I don't think there are one or two candies that I couldn't live without.  I'm not addicted, so I'd just find something else I like to take its place.
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Post by: Jonathan on May 23, 2006, 11:47:32 AM
Quote from: "Dan"
Ice Cream.  

Oh wait, that's not a candy.  Well, I don't care.

How about that Snickers, Milky Way and Twix ice creams, big guy?
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 23, 2006, 11:49:49 AM
The only sweetie I'd hate to give up is my wife
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Post by: Dan on May 23, 2006, 12:35:21 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Quote from: "Dan"
Ice Cream.  
Oh wait, that's not a candy.  Well, I don't care.

How about that Snickers, Milky Way and Twix ice creams, big guy?

Ooh, a gray area.  Hmmm...well, I was thinking of Cookies n Cream or something, but yeah, those are good.  I guess I could handle never eating those, however, so...yeah.

Quote from: "Cockney 'Scoring Huge Points w/ the Wife' Rebel"
The only sweetie I'd hate to give up is my wife

Awww...  :wub:  :love8:  oh wait...I meant  :vomits:
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Post by: Jonathan on May 23, 2006, 01:30:43 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
Quote from: "Cockney 'Scoring Huge Points w/ the Wife' Rebel"
The only sweetie I'd hate to give up is my wife

Awww...  :wub:  :love8:  oh wait...I meant  :vomits:

Yeah, that was about what I was thinking. Actually, I was just thinking :vomits:
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 23, 2006, 01:37:12 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Quote from: "Dan"
Quote from: "Cockney 'Scoring Huge Points w/ the Wife' Rebel"
The only sweetie I'd hate to give up is my wife

Awww...  :wub:  :love8:  oh wait...I meant  :vomits:

Yeah, that was about what I was thinking. Actually, I was just thinking :vomits:


Heh-heh. And I was thinking, oh boy, CR must really be trying to get out of the dog house.  ;)    :lol
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Post by: berzerker on May 23, 2006, 01:48:16 PM
Swedish Fish, Jujyfruits, Reese's cups, Heath bars.
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Post by: Juliana on May 23, 2006, 02:07:26 PM
I could lose a particular brand/type of candy as long as I could still have chocolate.
I'm nto a giant chocoholic or anything, but I do enjoy it.
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Post by: Megs79 on May 23, 2006, 02:17:09 PM
licorice (fruity and black), reese's peanut butter cups, smarties, nerds.... I love candy.
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Post by: MissKitty on May 23, 2006, 03:04:55 PM
Yesterday's question:

Leigh Ann. We have been best friends for 28 years.
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Post by: MissKitty on May 23, 2006, 03:05:56 PM
Today's question:

Black licorice.
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Post by: scurvygirl on May 23, 2006, 05:49:01 PM
Quote from: "MissKitty"
Today's question:

Black licorice.


Totally.

Especially in the form of Good 'n Plenty.  Yum.  Also Twizzlers and Junior Mints fall in my can't live without it candy category.
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Post by: scurvygirl on May 23, 2006, 05:50:46 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
Heh-heh. And I was thinking, oh boy, CR must really be trying to get out of the dog house.  ;)    :lol


Ha!  That's what I was thinking, too!
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 23, 2006, 09:50:09 PM
QotD (Wednesday)

You're 63 today, Gary Burghoff!  :new-bday:  (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/ca/Radaroreilly.gif/150px-Radaroreilly.gif)

In honor of Radar O'Reilly's big day, today's QotD asks: If you had to be trapped in a TV show (past or current) for a month, which show would you choose?


The Munsters
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Post by: MissKitty on May 24, 2006, 09:18:19 AM
The Young Ones
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Post by: Jonathan on May 24, 2006, 10:11:54 AM
Sports Night
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Post by: Buzzstein on May 24, 2006, 11:19:41 AM
the day before: if I count siblings as friends then my brother, Brian.... 24 years.  If I don't...  Jason Gallagher...  Probably not quite 20 years.  I didn't really get to know him well until high school though.
yesterday: I can live without candy
today: Cheers
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Post by: Dan on May 24, 2006, 11:40:46 AM
Hmmm...some possibilities:
Highlander - Only if I get to be Duncun McLeod, of course.
SuperFriends/Captain America/Any Superhero cartoon. You know, so I can get to see people fly and stuff.
I wouldn't mind being stuck in GI Joe if it means I get to score with Scarlett.  HoTT!
Ooooh, can I pilot one of the Voltron lions?  How cool would that be?
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.  I figure after a month I would probably have built up enough $$ to live comfortably.
What was that sketch comedy show with Drew Carey and his friends where they just acted out silly imaginary things?  That would be entertaining for a month.  Or maybe it'd get redundant.
24.  Because, you know, the world would almost end every day.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on May 24, 2006, 11:59:16 AM
A couple of mine:
How I met your mother: would hang out in the bar
Supernatural: for no other reason than i could rub up against the guy who plays Dean :-
Mario Batalli's cooking shows, any of them. mmm...yummy italian food.
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 24, 2006, 12:39:37 PM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"

Mario Batalli's cooking shows, any of them. mmm...yummy italian food.


Ooooo, good one, cuddly. You just know that stuff he's cooking has gotta be an orgasm on a fork.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on May 24, 2006, 12:46:58 PM
Indeed whigs. I would've said David Rosengarten's show "taste" but they don't even re-run it anymore :(
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Post by: Jonathan on May 24, 2006, 01:00:18 PM
That didn't stop me from saying Sports Night.
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Post by: Butter on May 24, 2006, 04:25:43 PM
The Price is Right
Big Love (only with less of the old creepy guy part, and more of the hot wives part)
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Post by: berzerker on May 24, 2006, 04:37:31 PM
I could go totally for the sex angle, like The L Word, or Cathouse, or G-String Divas, or something.

Or the money angle, like Price is Right, Millionaire, or Deal or no Deal. You're bound to win enough money over the course of a month to be set for life, a few times over.

Or i could pick one of my favourite shows, like X-Files, Homicide, or (as Jon said,) Sports Night.
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Post by: clemsonfan on May 24, 2006, 04:39:41 PM
Quote from: "Butter"

Big Love (only with less of the old creepy guy part, and more of the hot wives part)


Oh, yeah?

Well, I'd be on Tyler's Ultimate. Tyler Florence and I would be cooking in more ways than one.  :twisted:
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 24, 2006, 05:13:31 PM
3-2-1 Contact
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 24, 2006, 10:06:05 PM
QotD (Thursday)

It's National Tap Dance Day! (http://www.artistdirect.com/Images/Sources/AMGPORTRAITS/music/portrait200/drp000/p076/p07612fb3w0.jpg) \:D/

Do you like to dance? Have you ever taken a formal dance class?



I love to dance to the "right" music, which means the music that feels "right" in my soul. There's no special genre -- when the song is right, my body just starts moving. I took a ballroom dance class about 16 years ago for fun, but I've forgotten everything b/c I haven't done it since then.  :)
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Post by: Dan on May 24, 2006, 11:25:22 PM
I can't dance.  I hate to dance.  I'm embarrassed to dance.  I suck at dancing.  It's as simple as that.

I do like to nod my head and knees and such at concerts, but that's the extent of it.
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 25, 2006, 09:03:34 AM
Quote from: "Dan"
I can't dance.  I hate to dance.  I'm embarrassed to dance.  I suck at dancing.  It's as simple as that.


But how do you feel about dancing?
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Post by: cuddlyevil on May 25, 2006, 09:16:13 AM
I like to dance not super good at it but I like it.

I took ballroom dance in college, you have never seen a group of people more paranoid about bad breath and body odor in your life. It was hysterica (breath mints were like crack to us)l. One of the guys in the class was one of my residents (when I was an RA) and he would rush home, shower, shave, and put on fresh deodorant/cologne before class. He was damn adorable and the girls fought over him.
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Post by: c-lando on May 25, 2006, 09:24:56 AM
I took Tap and Jazz as a kid. I was OK, but I was never on the top performance team. However, I always ended up dancing for talent shows and stuff in elementary school. DORK.

As an adult, I took Salsa lessons for about a year. That was a lot of fun, but my instructor was a little too flighty and annoying. Plus, there were never enough guys in class for partnering up. BOO!
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Post by: cuddlyevil on May 25, 2006, 09:32:23 AM
I'll admit to waltzing around the living room with my daughter during one of the exhibition dances in between competitions on the american ballroom challenge. She loved it. It was a good thing Steve was asleep because he would've laughed at me.
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Post by: MissKitty on May 25, 2006, 09:36:18 AM
I took Tap, Jazz and Ballet as a kid. I loved tap dancing best, but only won awards for ballet, which I really didn't care for.

I love to move to the music, but I suspect I dance like Dan.
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Post by: Jonathan on May 25, 2006, 10:00:39 AM
When I'm at a club, I dance despite the better angels of my nature telling me it's not a good idea.

Just don't get me near any hula hoops.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 25, 2006, 10:18:31 AM
I took about 6 lessons at Arthur Murray. The instructor said I wasn't bad, but I think that was just to get me to pay the big bucks to continue, which I didn't. We covered foxtrot, waltz, cha-cha, and swing.

In high school gym we had about 4 weeks of dance, which included the two-step and the electric slide.
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Post by: trixi on May 25, 2006, 11:02:07 AM
I'll dance as long as the music is up to my standards   \:D/
I've never taken any classes, but have always wanted to.  Am expanding my dancing skills next week with a pole dancing class!   :bootyshake:
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Post by: Megs79 on May 25, 2006, 11:07:45 AM
I enjoy dancing, but I am not good at it.  I get better and/or less inhibited when I have had a few drinks.

As for formal dancing, I took a few years of ballet and jazz when I was between 9 and 13.  I was very uncoordinated (still am somewhat awkward), so I didn't stick with it once I got to high school.  I gave up soccer for dance and gave up dance for field hockey.
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Post by: Buzzstein on May 25, 2006, 11:13:33 AM
even if I could dance I really wouldn't.  I do like to move to music but I wouldn't call it dancing.
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Post by: scurvygirl on May 25, 2006, 07:00:34 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
When I'm at a club, I dance despite the better angels of my nature telling me it's not a good idea.

Just don't get me near any hula hoops.


Ha!

Yeah, I'm pretty much in the same camp.  I generally don't care how retarded I look while dancing- if people wanna make fun, let 'em.  I'm having fun!
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Post by: seldon on May 25, 2006, 07:46:25 PM
yes  6 years of tap, four years of jazz.

then my ankles fell apart and I cant dance  but I still love to.
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Post by: snakelady on May 25, 2006, 09:36:30 PM
Don't
Can't
Won't
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 25, 2006, 09:40:52 PM
QotD (Friday)

Happy birthday, Stevie Nicks!  :new-bday: (http://www.eldoradoreno.com/entertainment/images/city-stevie-nicks.jpg)

What is your favorite: (1) Buckingham/Nicks song (pre-Fleetwood Mac); (2) Fleetwood Mac song (pre-Buckingham/Nicks or otherwise); and/or (3) Stevie Nicks solo song? (Or, if there aren't any songs you like, I guess an appropriate substitute QotD would be, What is your favorite scarf color? ;))


Buckingham/Nicks = "Races Are Run"
Fleetwood Mac = "You Make Loving Fun"; "Gypsy"; "Tusk"
Stevie Nicks = "If Anyone Falls"; "Rooms on Fire"
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Post by: MissKitty on May 26, 2006, 09:43:25 AM
I love it all.

Well, I kinda went off her stuff around the time of Other Side of the Mirror, but I loved LOVED LOVED her until then.

The only artists I've seen live more than her (solo and w/ Mac) are Camper Van Beethoven and Robyn Hitchcock.
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Post by: Jonathan on May 26, 2006, 10:07:00 AM
Mauve.

Not really, but I just wanted to say "mauve".
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 26, 2006, 10:13:20 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Mauve.

Not really, but I just wanted to say "mauve".


Oh, I think you really do love mauve scarves.
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Post by: Jonathan on May 26, 2006, 10:18:35 AM
I don't even know what color mauve is.
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 26, 2006, 10:41:39 AM
[singing]Jonathan loves mauve scarves![/singing]
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Post by: Kwyjibo on May 26, 2006, 10:59:34 AM
What about our favorite Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty collaboration?

It's a narrow field I know but still, it's an option.
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Post by: MissKitty on May 26, 2006, 11:07:26 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
I don't even know what color mauve is.


Very similar to Aston Villa's claret.
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Post by: Jonathan on May 26, 2006, 11:28:10 AM
Quote from: "MissKitty"
Quote from: "Jonathan"
I don't even know what color mauve is.


Very similar to Aston Villa's claret.

Thank you for putting it in terms I can understand. :)
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Post by: trixi on May 26, 2006, 11:56:26 AM
Tusk
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Post by: MissKitty on May 26, 2006, 01:41:44 PM
Quote from: "trixi"
Tusk


That album is still in my Top 10. :) I especially loved the packaging of the LP.  Can you believe they chopped Sara down to nothing when it was first released on CD!?

I'm glad it got rectified, but geez didn't it take forever.  :-s
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 26, 2006, 01:59:02 PM
MK, Fleetwood Mac is at the top of my "Bands I Wish I Had Been Able to See Live" list. I'm still kicking myself for not doing whatever was necessary to see their last tour with Christine McVie. When I was a little girl, I used to play my brother's vinyl copy of Rumours over and over until he finally bought me my own copy for my 10th birthday in 1978. I also inherited his vinyl copies of Bare Trees, Mystery to Me, Fleetwood Mac, and Tusk.

Do you think they'll EVER release Buckingham/Nicks on CD? You can get it for about $50 on Amazon, but it's not a "real" issue of the disc. I have it on vinyl, but I haven't been able to figure out how to hook my turntable up in the Jeep.  ;)
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Post by: MissKitty on May 26, 2006, 02:16:11 PM
W'geek, I'm so sorry you never got to see them live. They really put on a good show, and I never failed to get weepy whenever Christine performed "Songbird" during the encores.

Bare Trees is very underrated too. Danny Kirwan had such a monumental job of trying to fill Peter Green's shoes, and I think he did an admirable job--all things considered.  I used to have one of his solo albums, but it wasn't very good and I ended up selling it.

Was not a fan of Bob Welch's solo stuff either (Sentimental Lady :vomits: ), but I think his "Hypnotised" is one of the most beautiful songs FMac ever did.

I have Buckingham/Nicks too on LP, and would buy it on CD in a heartbeat. No idea why it hasn't been released on CD, although I heard rumors from other Mac fans that the original tapes were accidentally destroyed. I find that hard to believe, since Lindsay was such a studio geek, AND "Long Distance Winner" appeared on Stevie's box set.  Obviously SOME of the tapes still exist.

And maybe it's just that the pair of them can't agree to release it because they're big babies.
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 26, 2006, 02:28:25 PM
Quote from: "MissKitty"
Was not a fan of Bob Welch's solo stuff either (Sentimental Lady :vomits: ), but I think his "Hypnotised" is one of the most beautiful songs FMac ever did.


Looooooove, "Hyponotised."  :wub:

Quote from: "MissKitty"
I have Buckingham/Nicks too on LP, and would buy it on CD in a heartbeat. No idea why it hasn't been released on CD [... .] [M]aybe it's just that the pair of them can't agree to release it because they're big babies.


I can't imagine what would ever give you reason to believe that those two have the capacity to be big babies.  :lol   ;)
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 30, 2006, 10:27:06 AM
Sorry, I wasn't able to get the QotD out last night -- also, since I'll be out of town tonight and tomorrow morning for the Twilight Singers show in Philadelphia, I'm doing Wednesday's QotD now, too.

QotD (Tuesday)

Welcome to National Backyard Games Week! (http://www.twinkies.com/images/avp_kidsgroup.jpg)

What were/are your favorite backyard games?


As a Kid: Kick the Can; Capture the Flag
As an "Adult": bocce; Wiffle ball; horseshoes

********************

QotD (Wednesday)

It's Great American Grump Out Day 2006!  (http://blog.urbanomic.com/sphaleotas/archives/grumpy.jpg)

What are your pet peeves?

(I need to think about this one, so I'll answer it when I get back online on Wednesday.)
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Post by: Jonathan on May 30, 2006, 10:42:01 AM
Kickball. Duh.
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Post by: watusi on May 30, 2006, 11:13:27 AM
as a kid it was Jarts (god, how i miss 'em...) and the most politically incorrect Smear the Queer

now i mostly play "Drink till you fall over"
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Post by: cuddlyevil on May 30, 2006, 11:21:01 AM
as a kid: capture the flag, ghost in the graveyard, jarts, bocce.
as an adult: bocce, jarts, sitting in a lawn chair with some molson or labbat's
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Post by: Jonathan on May 30, 2006, 11:51:06 AM
Quote from: "watusi"
as a kid it was Jarts (god, how i miss 'em...) and the most politically incorrect Smear the Queer

True story...my mom wouldn't let us play "Smear the Queer" because of the name, so my brother asked "Can we play if we just call it 'Smear the Unusual'?"
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Post by: Megs79 on May 30, 2006, 11:52:04 AM
then: freeze tag
now: cornhole
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Post by: Buzzstein on May 30, 2006, 12:20:08 PM
Friday: "Secondhand News"
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Post by: Kwyjibo on May 30, 2006, 01:12:46 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
True story...my mom wouldn't let us play "Smear the Queer" because of the name, so my brother asked "Can we play if we just call it 'Smear the Unusual'?"

Well, did she let you?

Loved Jarts as a kid.  Wish I had a set nowadays, and not those crappy plastic ones.  Although, I did almost kill my neighbor with one of them.
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Post by: Jonathan on May 30, 2006, 01:24:32 PM
Like we were going to let her stop us.

It wasn't so much the game (although it always seemed to end with somebody hurt) as the name, I think. So long as we didn't let her know what were were doing, we could play it with impugnity.

I thought it was a pretty astute suggestion from an eight-year-old boy, myself.
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Post by: MissKitty on May 30, 2006, 02:41:29 PM
kickball, badminton, jarts, horseshoes, whiffleball.

Hey Watusi, we still have an old school set of Jarts in the basement--sharp metal ends and all. :) You and the missus should come over sometime for a game!
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Post by: berzerker on May 30, 2006, 02:58:54 PM
Then: Jarts, badminton, tag
Now: drinking, burning stuff.
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Post by: watusi on May 30, 2006, 03:10:58 PM
Quote from: "MissKitty"
kickball, badminton, jarts, horseshoes, whiffleball.

Hey Watusi, we still have an old school set of Jarts in the basement--sharp metal ends and all. :) You and the missus should come over sometime for a game!


sweet! there's nothing better than alcohol and sharp metal projectiles!
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Post by: scurvygirl on May 30, 2006, 05:22:52 PM
then and now: croquet, badminton
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Post by: rva on May 30, 2006, 07:05:22 PM
badminton, kickball, tag
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Buzzstein on May 31, 2006, 11:24:19 AM
friends who don't give you definite yes or no answers to important questions
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Post by: cuddlyevil on May 31, 2006, 12:04:15 PM
QoTD (Wednesday):  People who won't use their turn signals, people who put the hammer down to try and pass a line of cars getting ready to merge into their lane, kids whose parents don't teach to cover their mouths when they cough, parents who expect others to do their parenting for them when they're out in public.
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Post by: Dan on May 31, 2006, 01:24:04 PM
When people stand me up.  God I hate that.
Another lesser one is seeing the toilet seat up.  I don't know why...I just think it makes a bathroom more attractive if I don't have to look into a toilet.
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Post by: rva on May 31, 2006, 02:53:57 PM
Yeah, and then you don't drop your purse in the bowl when sit down to douche.   Do you also put down the lid so everyone can see how well the fuzzy rug toilet lid/toilet cover set matches your Care Bears rug and pastel Hers and Hers towels?

What kind of man are you?  If you're going to put the seat down, at least pee on it.  You're crying out for an upper decker.
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Post by: berzerker on May 31, 2006, 03:02:17 PM
Static.
Most other drivers - especially the ones who seem to have no idea what they're doing, or are even aware that there may in fact be other cars in existance.
Wearing shoes.
Politicians.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: rva on May 31, 2006, 03:08:36 PM
Pet peeves:

People who question my "manhood" for no reason at all.
Hypocrites.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on May 31, 2006, 03:30:43 PM
Quote from: "rva"
Pet peeves:

People who question my "manhood" for no reason at all.

What are you?  Some kind of pussy?

Inarticulate people drive me crazy.  People that mumble and trip over words, can't spell or can't employ even the most basic grammatical concepts because they have no confidence in themselves or are just trying to talk/type too fast drive me up the wall.
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Post by: Jonathan on May 31, 2006, 03:41:06 PM
Hypocrites piss me off, too. There's few things in this world I can't stand less than hypocrisy.

Bad drivers would be one of them.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: kcneon on May 31, 2006, 04:19:00 PM
pet peeves:

people who complain constantly
drivers who follow waaay too close - losers!
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 31, 2006, 08:27:13 PM
Pet peeves:

-- driving on the SureKill (Schuylkill) Expressway and driving in Boston and in Washington, D.C.
-- hypocrisy and dishonesty
-- people who (1) behave as if they have no control over their lives, (2) take no responsibility for their actions (especially when they've hurt someone), (3) are rude to front-line service personnel simply because they are front-line service personnel (e.g., wait staff; hotel maintenance workers), (4) are drunk and/or fucked-up in public to the point of interfering in the good time of those around them
-- children without boundaries (not to be confused with Doctors without Borders) and the parents who created them
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Post by: whigsgeek on May 31, 2006, 10:41:50 PM
QotD (Thursday)

Welcome to June -- and National Artists of America Day!  :usa

Who is your favorite American artist? (The definition of "artist" is completely up to you.)


My favorite American artist is Jackson Pollock. Favorite Pollock painting is "Guardians of the Secret." (http://www.jackson-pollock.com/guardiansofthesecret-1943.jpg)

Other faves include Romare Bearden, Edward Gorey, Edward Hopper, the Wyeths, and my sister Susan.
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Post by: Buzzstein on June 01, 2006, 11:13:10 AM
Me
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Post by: trixi on June 01, 2006, 11:53:07 AM
George Rodrigue
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Post by: watusi on June 01, 2006, 12:07:40 PM
my wife
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Post by: Jonathan on June 01, 2006, 12:27:08 PM
That cat from the Staples commercial.
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Post by: rva on June 01, 2006, 12:49:06 PM
Richard Estes.  More in concept than for aesthetic pleasure.

His stuff is cool, but somehow really, really annoying.  It's like I can't take my eyes away, and I stare and stare at it and then I want to punch someone.  

There's a restaurant here that has an Estes print and everytime I go there, I have to request a table away from it.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on June 01, 2006, 01:12:11 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
That cat from the Staples commercial.


I love that commercial.  :lol
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on June 01, 2006, 01:13:15 PM
My mate Rodney (http://www.rodneyland.com).
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Post by: clemsonfan on June 01, 2006, 01:21:36 PM
My favorites are:

Salvador Dali

(http://www.storybytes.com/images/a-dali/fullsize/persistence.jpg)

Georges Seurat

(http://www.great-communicator.com/sub/park.jpg)


All through high school and most of college I had posters of these pieces hanging in my room. I really wish I had never taken them down.


I really want to go to the art museum in Chicago.
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Post by: doves on June 01, 2006, 02:14:44 PM
George Yepes (http://www.georgeyepes.com/)

You MUST check this out if you've never heard of him. Did the amazing painting on the cover of Los Lobos La Pistola y el Corazón

(http://pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL536/2390051/5337409/151877929.jpg)

Check out Cheech stylin' with his art collection on this site as well.
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Post by: Jonathan on June 01, 2006, 02:22:43 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
Quote from: "Jonathan"
That cat from the Staples commercial.


I love that commercial.  :lol

Yep. It's a good one.
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Post by: kcneon on June 01, 2006, 04:04:11 PM
My cousin, Jeff Peters (http://xca.xanga.com/d01a11535503444997476/b30408869.jpg).  

(Btw, he didn't paint the actual mural - it was blown up from his original.)
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Post by: Rafe on June 01, 2006, 04:14:42 PM
Quote from: "Bride of Watusi"
George Yepes (http://www.georgeyepes.com/)

You MUST check this out if you've never heard of him. Did the amazing painting on the cover of Los Lobos La Pistola y el Corazón

(http://pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL536/2390051/5337409/151877929.jpg)

Check out Cheech stylin' with his art collection on this site as well.

I'm a fan, too! Great stuff.

I'm also incredibly fond of Pollock's work, and although he's not american, I love the body of work that David Hockney produced from when he touched down stateside. My all time fave would have to be Lyonel Feininger, though. His work while he was at the Bauhaus was brilliant. Actually, there have been a lot of pretty good american artists over the years.
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Post by: foolsgold on June 01, 2006, 05:33:00 PM
Although he barely qualifies as American, John Singer Sargent is easily my favorite US born artist.
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Post by: clemsonfan on June 01, 2006, 06:39:42 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
My favorites are:

Salvador Dali

(http://www.storybytes.com/images/a-dali/fullsize/persistence.jpg)

Georges Seurat

(http://www.great-communicator.com/sub/park.jpg)


All through high school and most of college I had posters of these pieces hanging in my room. I really wish I had never taken them down.


I really want to go to the art museum in Chicago.


Oops neither of mine are American.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 01, 2006, 06:39:43 PM
There are several, but off the top of my head is Alexander Calder.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/78/Calder-flamingo.jpg/250px-Calder-flamingo.jpg)

Favorite American graphic designer is Dard Hunter.


(http://www.dardhunter.com/shop/images/439_th.jpg)

Honorable mentions go to Thomas Hart Benton, Mark Rothko, Roy Lichtenstein, Red Grooms, and Keith Haring.
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Post by: rva on June 01, 2006, 06:52:29 PM
My all-time favorite music/art connection is Seurat's Une Baignade, Asnières and Morrisey's Lazy Sunbathers.
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Post by: whigsgeek on June 01, 2006, 10:54:45 PM
QotD (Friday)

In your opinion, if you could pick only one, is it more important to have book smarts or street smarts?


This is a tough question, but (if I had to pick between the two) I would have to go with street smarts. Having worked in higher ed for so long, I've seen countless people with degrees out the ying-yang who have no basic common sense, no ability to take a theory and apply it in practice. Many of them have an answer for everything, but really know nothing in the greater scheme of things. My father was one of the smartest people I ever knew, yet he never finished high school. I'm grateful for my education, but if I could only have one of the two I'd want street smarts.
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Post by: Dan on June 01, 2006, 11:13:18 PM
That's not even a fair question. I've known way too many people with too much of one and none of the other...
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Post by: whigsgeek on June 02, 2006, 10:08:09 AM
Quote from: "Dan"
That's not even a fair question.


It's fair. It's just not easy to answer.
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Post by: kcneon on June 02, 2006, 10:24:08 AM
There are poor examples of each, but I would have to choose street smarts.  It will help you to be more successful in whatever you do - how it's applied, well that's clearly left up to the individual.  Like anything else, it's in the way that you use it!
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Post by: Jonathan on June 02, 2006, 10:44:30 AM
Well, if you go by The Apprentice, the Street Smarts team did better.
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Post by: berzerker on June 02, 2006, 02:35:29 PM
Yesterday:
Edward Weston and Ansel Adams.
Roy Lichtenstein.
Frank Lloyd Wright.
Romare Bearden.
Andy Warhol.

Today:
I consider myself to be somewhat (not much) more street smart. And I think I do fine.
You can fake book smart, mostly.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: doves on June 02, 2006, 03:42:56 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
My favorites are:

Salvador Dali

(http://www.storybytes.com/images/a-dali/fullsize/persistence.jpg)

Georges Seurat

(http://www.great-communicator.com/sub/park.jpg)


All through high school and most of college I had posters of these pieces hanging in my room. I really wish I had never taken them down.


I really want to go to the art museum in Chicago.


Oops neither of mine are American.


(hint- cool people luv Yepes!   \:D/ )

Seems like if you were really booksmart, you could stay off the streets.
Too much street, and you're just another hustler.
Or Tommy Lee.

I'm off to hustle books on the street.
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Post by: rva on June 02, 2006, 04:01:28 PM
It's more important to have street smarts.  Or street stupids, really.

Who cares how smart you are?  You're smarter than your pet but who runs the show?
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Post by: whigsgeek on June 04, 2006, 09:44:17 PM
QotD (Monday)

Who are/were your favorite Saturday morning cartoon characters?


My very favorite is Uncle Pecos from Tom & Jerry. Others are Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse, Foghorn Leghorn, Dudley Do-Right, Mr. Peabody, Aquaman, Underdog, and Tennessee Tuxedo and Chumley.
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Post by: Detta on June 05, 2006, 09:43:58 AM
I loved Top Cat.  And Brainy Smurf.
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Post by: Buzzstein on June 05, 2006, 09:52:15 AM
Bugs, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn
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Post by: mik on June 05, 2006, 10:01:45 AM
Johnny Quest
Space Ghost
Fred Flintstone
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Post by: cuddlyevil on June 05, 2006, 11:20:31 AM
Bugs Bunny, the little kitten who loved brutus the dog, Underdogg, and marvin the martian.
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Post by: Jonathan on June 05, 2006, 01:10:32 PM
Anybody remember Sport Billy? Yeah, me neither.
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Post by: Dan on June 05, 2006, 01:59:54 PM
I looked forward to the Gummi Bears.  And when they used their Gummi Bear Juice.  It's what gave me dreams to take Ecstasy.  :)

I also liked Scrooge McDuck, but he was a weekday afternoon character.  I just liked the idea of swimming in gold.  Although as a kid I never thought about how much that would hurt.

AND, I had a crush on Scarlett from G.I.Joe for as long as I can remember.
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Post by: snakelady on June 05, 2006, 07:11:05 PM
Trixi, Spritle and Chim-chim from Speed Racer
Haji from Johnny Quest

Guess I always liked the side-kicks. :)
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Post by: chico on June 05, 2006, 08:32:57 PM
Space ghost, Captain Caveman, and Hong Kong Phuey
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Post by: whigsgeek on June 05, 2006, 11:16:13 PM
QotD (Tuesday)

If you could visit any city or town in the world that you haven't yet had the chance to visit, where would you go?


Sydney and Adelaide
Athens and Thessaloniki
Tuscany
London (yes, I'm a loser)
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Post by: Detta on June 06, 2006, 08:28:31 AM
Casali, Italy
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Post by: Dan on June 06, 2006, 08:33:50 AM
There are so many, but at the top of my list these days:

Hawaii (pick any city)
Prague
Tahiti
Venice
Hong Kong
Singapore
Belfast
Vienna
Glasgow
Edinburgh
Marseille
Boston (wow...definite loser)
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Post by: Megs79 on June 06, 2006, 08:47:32 AM
Prague
Barcelona
Venice
Edinburgh
Bangkok
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Post by: kcneon on June 06, 2006, 09:22:11 AM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
QotD (Tuesday)
London (yes, I'm a loser)


You're SO not a loser - you just haven't made it there yet!   ;)

Glasgow
Helsinki
Oslo
somewhere in the Provance area - I'm not sure where exactly
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Post by: cuddlyevil on June 06, 2006, 10:35:47 AM
London
Dublin
Highlands of Scotland
Venice
Florence
Lake Como
Nice
Adelaide
Rio
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Post by: Jonathan on June 06, 2006, 10:57:23 AM
I'd like to go to Italy. I've never been to Italy, and I'd like to go. I'm not picky on the city, but Venice has always intrigued me because of the whole "city of canals" thing. But then again, I'm well familiar with Amsterdam, which is another canal city, so the novelty has been lost somewhat. So maybe Florence? Yeah, Florence.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 06, 2006, 11:46:30 AM
New York City
Barcelona
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Post by: MissKitty on June 06, 2006, 03:10:38 PM
Prague
Moscow
Riga
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Post by: berzerker on June 06, 2006, 03:14:10 PM
Cities, huh? Alright, though I tend to prefer "regions," instead...

Cancun, Mexico
Luxor, Egypt
Melbourne, or Sydney, Australia
Glasgow, Scotland
County Cavan, Ireland (apparently, I can trace my ancestry back to there.)
Oia, Isle of Santorini, Greece
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Post by: Rafe on June 06, 2006, 03:47:19 PM
Havana
St. Petersberg
Atlanta
Recife
Addis Ababa
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Post by: whigsgeek on June 06, 2006, 04:14:44 PM
Quote from: "berzerker"
Oia, Isle of Santorini, Greece


Me, too, me, too, me, too, me ,too! My dream is to visit Santorini for my 40th birthday, but #40 isn't that far away and I'm not sure I'll have the $$ to get there.  ::(
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Post by: snakelady on June 06, 2006, 08:30:04 PM
Atlantis
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Post by: whigsgeek on June 06, 2006, 09:42:45 PM
QotD (Wednesday)

Happy 48th Birthday, Oh Wee Purple One!  :new-bday: (http://www.peoples.ru/art/music/pop/prince/prince_31.jpg)

What is/are your favorite Prince song(s)?


I Would Die 4 U; Paisley Park; Pop Life; Controversy; When Doves Cry; Sign of the Times; 1999; Purple Rain
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Post by: kcneon on June 07, 2006, 07:54:47 AM
Let's Go Crazy and Diamonds and Pearls.


Happy Birthday, Prince!  ('cause I'm sure he reads this board  ;) )
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Post by: Jonathan on June 07, 2006, 09:36:54 AM
To be honest with you, I don't have a favorite Prince song.

I mean, he's an incredible musician and all (there's no denying that) but I don't have any particular affection for any one or two songs.

And before you ask, no, this isn't an Office Space situation where I celebrate the guy's entire catalog.
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Post by: Buzzstein on June 07, 2006, 10:46:27 AM
yesterday:

Dublin
Sydney
Tokyo
Paris

today:

I'm with Jonathan.  I'm not that wild about Prince.
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Post by: MissKitty on June 07, 2006, 04:26:45 PM
Delirious
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Post by: chico on June 07, 2006, 08:19:49 PM
kiss, when doves cry, pop life, dmsr, seven
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Post by: whigsgeek on June 07, 2006, 09:53:02 PM
QotD (Thursday)

When you're at home, do you wear shoes, socks, slippers, or go barefoot? (http://www.absenteeshirts.com/images/barefeet.gif)


Socks
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Post by: Dan on June 07, 2006, 09:54:19 PM
Shoes.  Except when it's super hot, and then I wear flip-flops.  Actually, they are "slides" but whatever.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on June 08, 2006, 09:10:14 AM
barefoot, unless it's winter and then I wear socks.
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Post by: Detta on June 08, 2006, 09:40:10 AM
It depends on what I had on my feet.  I take my shoes off.  If I had socks on, they stay on.  If I didn't, I'm barefoot.

I also take my shoes off in the truck.  Most times, I just leave my shoes in there.  That's gotten me into trouble when I thought my shoes were in my truck and then arrived at work with no shoes.  I had my slippers at work though.  

I have my slippers at school now, but I don't have my own classroom and I don't want to walk the halls and outside in them so I usually keep my shoes on.
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Post by: Buzzstein on June 08, 2006, 12:51:58 PM
shoes
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Post by: MissKitty on June 08, 2006, 01:04:56 PM
summer = slippers or Crocs
winter = socks
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Post by: kcneon on June 08, 2006, 01:09:02 PM
Barefoot as much as possible or slides in the summer.
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Post by: Jonathan on June 08, 2006, 02:16:15 PM
Socks or socks and shoes in the winter, but in the summer, I take my shoes off when I get home.

I need to get some new sandals
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Post by: rva on June 08, 2006, 03:03:13 PM
Generally socks, sometimes barefoot.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 08, 2006, 03:46:32 PM
As soon as I walk in the door at home, off come the shoes. Depending on what shoes I was wearing indicates the presence of socks or not. However, the socks normally come off at some point, too, except in the coldest parts of winter.

I also take my shoes off while sitting at my desk at work and don't necessarily put them back on to walk to the printer.

Yet, I love shoes and have dozens of pairs.  :-k
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Post by: snakelady on June 08, 2006, 05:26:07 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
Yet, I love shoes and have dozens of pairs.  :-k


Barefoot
I hate shoes and have dozens of pairs.  :-s
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Post by: whigsgeek on June 08, 2006, 10:49:12 PM
QotD (Friday)

Happy birthday, Johnny Depp!  :new-bday: (http://www.livefastdieyoungbook.com/index_files/rebel_johnny_depp.jpg)

What is/are your favorite Johnny Depp role(s)?


Tom Hanson, "21 Jump Street"
Ed Wood
Edward Scissorhands
Willy Wonka
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Post by: Dan on June 08, 2006, 11:11:31 PM
Captain Jack Sparrow is a good one.
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Post by: Jonathan on June 09, 2006, 08:17:14 AM
Donnie Brasco/Joe Pistone

I love gangster movies.
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Post by: kcneon on June 09, 2006, 08:30:12 AM
Well, there are plenty to pick from!  I'd say Ichabod Crane and Jack Sparrow.   :)
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Post by: MissKitty on June 09, 2006, 09:42:52 AM
Edward Scissorhands
Gilbert Grape
Roux (Chocolat)

He's quite delicious....
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Post by: cuddlyevil on June 09, 2006, 09:45:12 AM
Edward Scissorhands
Jack Sparrow
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Post by: Detta on June 09, 2006, 01:53:40 PM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
Edward Scissorhands
Jack Sparrow


Yup, me too.
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Post by: scurvygirl on June 09, 2006, 05:04:44 PM
Jack Sparrow is hands down the best Johnny Depp role ever.  I cannot WAIT for the new movie to come out.  I was bouncing up and down in my seat when Seldon and I went to see X3 and they showed a preview for it!  Squee!
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Post by: Dan on June 09, 2006, 06:11:01 PM
Man, everyone got good previews at X3.  I got "The Descent" and "Ghost Rider".  No Snakes on a Plane.  No Pirates 2.  The best looking preview I saw was a tie between My Superhero Ex-Girlfriend and Superman Returns, neither of which got me excited.  Ghost Rider isn't even out until NEXT FEBRUARY.  And it stars Nicolas Cage.  WTF?
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Post by: Buzzstein on June 11, 2006, 03:30:08 PM
Quote from: "kcneon"
Well, there are plenty to pick from!  I'd say Ichabod Crane and Jack Sparrow.   :)


That's my answer
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Post by: snakelady on June 11, 2006, 08:40:46 PM
Quote from: "Detta"
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
Edward Scissorhands
Jack Sparrow


Yup, me too.


Make it 3
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 11, 2006, 09:27:49 PM
Edward Scissorhands
Ed Wood
Willy Wonka
and best of all, Jack Sparrow
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 12, 2006, 08:32:10 AM
QOTD

What movie sequal(s) coming out this summer are/have you looked forward to the most?



Mine include X3, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Clerks 2.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on June 12, 2006, 09:07:58 AM
X3
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Post by: Jonathan on June 12, 2006, 09:34:19 AM
Clerks 2
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Post by: whigsgeek on June 12, 2006, 10:18:57 AM
I'm not a big fan of sequels, but I'll probably give Pirates a shot. :)
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Post by: Buzzstein on June 12, 2006, 11:33:14 AM
x3
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 13, 2006, 08:44:24 AM
QOTD

What's your favorite type of cheesecake?



I like mine with chocolate. The Cheesecake Factory has a Godiva Chocolate one that's particularly good.
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Post by: MissKitty on June 13, 2006, 08:47:24 AM
I'm not a big fan of cheesecake, but if I was going to have a slice, make it strawberry!
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Post by: cuddlyevil on June 13, 2006, 09:12:35 AM
Chocolate cheesecake, the godiva one at cheesecake factory = awesome. But I'll also eat plain cheesecake (with or without fruit topping).
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Post by: Jonathan on June 13, 2006, 09:25:27 AM
Cheesecake, not so much.

Key Lime pie, on the other hand...
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Post by: Dan on June 13, 2006, 01:36:22 PM
Yesterday: I don't usually look forward to movies.  I also usually loathe sequels.  Yet I find myself looking forward to Pirates 2...especially after they hung a 5 story sign for it in Times Square this week.  Now that I walk by it twice a day (and get to gawk at my Kiera) I'm quite looking forward to it.  

Today:
Any cheesecake is good cheesecake.  If I have to pick a preference, I'd go with the basic with a topping of strawberries/blackberries/raspberries/etc.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on June 13, 2006, 04:14:15 PM
My mother's cheesecake.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on June 13, 2006, 04:24:45 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Cheesecake, not so much.

Key Lime pie, on the other hand...


Not even key lime cheesecake from the cheesecake factory? (http://www.thecheesecakefactory.com/menu.htm)
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Post by: Jonathan on June 13, 2006, 04:40:25 PM
Nope. Me no likey cheesecake.
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Post by: snakelady on June 13, 2006, 06:53:39 PM
My sister makes an awesome pumpkin cheesecake for the holidays.
Other than that, make mine plain with any fruit on top.
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Post by: redbobsled on June 13, 2006, 07:03:17 PM
I really love the Cheesecake Factory's vanilla bean cheesecake.  I also like that one - Adam's peanut butter cup fudge ripple.    The cookie dough is good, as is the heathbar one.

But, alas, cheesecake has WAY too many points for my weight watchers plan.
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Post by: rva on June 13, 2006, 07:44:19 PM
I think the Cheesecake Factory is overrated.  The flavors are interesting and the portions are huge, but a lot of times you just get a bum cake.  It's all dry and tasteless other than the topping.

I'm a fan of all cheesecake, but I think the best ones have a little tang to 'em.  Strawberry's probably my favorite, then key lime.  Boisonberry, huckleberry, and blueberry are up there if you can get it.  Then like anything with Oreo or crumbs to give that give it texture.  Then peanut butter and chocolate because anything tastes good with PB and C.  Sweet sauces come last, because I don't really like 'em-- butterscotch, fudge, etc.  Also, the cheesecake has to be a la mode and it has to be Vanilla.
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Post by: rva on June 13, 2006, 07:46:03 PM
oh, I forgot.  If it's fruit, the cheesecake must have lots of REAL fruit chunks.  Not like, fruit sauce.  Fruit sauce sucks.
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Post by: whigsgeek on June 13, 2006, 08:24:36 PM
I'm partial to vanilla bean cheesecake; also likes me some pumpkin cheesecake. The other day I found a frozen creme brulee cheesecake at the grocery store, so I'm looking forward to giving a piece of that a try on my monthly "eat anything you want" day.  \:D/
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Post by: berzerker on June 13, 2006, 08:53:52 PM
Caramel, toffee or vanilla bean.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 14, 2006, 08:23:03 AM
QOTD

Have you ever ordered anything from an infomercial?



The closest I've come was ordering Dance Mix USA in the early 1990s from its 60 second commercial. Then I discovered they were available at Wal-Mart and I didn't need to pay for shipping.
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Post by: Jonathan on June 14, 2006, 09:47:58 AM
I ordered a game that used baseball cards, dice and little plastic board game pieces off of Home Shopping Network when I was about 12. Used my mom's credit card and everything.

I've often time thought about ordering something on an informercial, but that feeling is always fleeting.
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Post by: MissKitty on June 14, 2006, 11:25:01 AM
I haven't.

There's a booth at Trader's World that only sells "As Seen on TV" stuff.  Ron Popiel would be pleased.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on June 14, 2006, 12:15:43 PM
Nope, but I used to work with someone who bought something from damn near every infomercial she'd see.
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Post by: whigsgeek on June 14, 2006, 12:52:47 PM
No, but as soon as I have the dispendable income, you better believe I'll be ordering the DVD series of Dean Martin's Celebrity Roasts.
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Post by: redbobsled on June 14, 2006, 03:00:22 PM
Once, about 5 years ago, I ordered "tap lights" from TV.  I never received them.  But, since I was never billed either, I figured the universe was watching out for me or something.
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Post by: berzerker on June 14, 2006, 04:44:49 PM
nope, never did...
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Post by: snakelady on June 14, 2006, 08:23:28 PM
Nope.  Don't need two of anything -

          even if one is a FREE GIFT for ordering in the next 10 minutes.      :flasingsmile:
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Post by: Buzzstein on June 14, 2006, 10:12:46 PM
Yesterday:
Any kind of cheesecake that doesn't have fruit in or on it.  Get that damn fruit off my cheesecake!

Today:
No, I've never even come close.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 15, 2006, 08:20:04 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite word mashup?



I've always been partial to ginormous.
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Post by: Butter on June 15, 2006, 08:46:13 AM
guesstimation
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Post by: Jonathan on June 15, 2006, 09:12:53 AM
fucktard
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Post by: MissKitty on June 15, 2006, 09:37:45 AM
Snacktabulous
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Post by: cuddlyevil on June 15, 2006, 09:40:45 AM
I'm going with ginormous.
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Post by: Dan on June 15, 2006, 01:33:12 PM
buttmunch
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Post by: Juliana on June 15, 2006, 02:17:58 PM
Infomercials-

My grandma got us a Snackmaster once.  Not a Ronco product, but it owned.  The pizzas/calzones you could make with bread as the crust were insanely good.  You could also make a damn fine chicken quesadilla, but mostly we made pizzas.  

I've never personally ordered anything, but I've wanted to.  You see, Ron Popeil is, in my estimation, the very embodiment of the American Dream.  I love him.  I LOVE HIM!  He's a freaking genius.  He's like the Ben Franklin of our era, without the political stuff, or even the Thomas Eddison (without the assholery).  

I might explore this as an article.  I've been meaning to since I first saw the GT Express 101 infomercial (like a year ago?).
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Post by: scurvygirl on June 15, 2006, 07:33:49 PM
I'm partial to squeepers right now, which is a mashup of squee and diapers.

In a sentence: Someone get me some Squeepers, I'm so filled with joy, I'm about to have an accident!
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Post by: snakelady on June 16, 2006, 08:20:24 PM
Squirt

It's my youngest daughter's mispronunciation of "skort" - shorts / skirt

and when she says it - it is damn cute.
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Post by: whigsgeek on June 18, 2006, 07:58:34 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What is your favorite word mashup?


cafegymitorium
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 19, 2006, 07:58:02 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite Beatles song?



For some reason, I'm partial to Eleanor Rigby. ;)
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Post by: Megs79 on June 19, 2006, 09:04:06 AM
i have so many, it's hard to say, so I'm going with Happiness is a Warm Gun
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Post by: Jonathan on June 19, 2006, 09:05:29 AM
A Day in the Life
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Post by: whigsgeek on June 19, 2006, 12:23:56 PM
It's a toss-up between In My Life and Taxman.
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Post by: watusi on June 19, 2006, 12:43:17 PM
dang, so much depends on my mood at any given time i can't really say.... lately i've been re-discovering the melodic beauty that George possessed.
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Post by: Rafe on June 19, 2006, 01:16:28 PM
Not sure. Blackbird is a pretty song. It reminds me of my early childhood. Other than that, i also like George's material, and many others. Norwegian Wood (fnar, fnar), Across The Universe, Fool On The Hill and I Am The Walrus immediately spring to mind as other cracking Beatles tracks. That said, i've always prefered The Kinks.
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Post by: MissKitty on June 19, 2006, 04:02:54 PM
George's beautiful "It's All Too Much."
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 20, 2006, 09:01:34 AM
QOTD

Where's the last place you went out to eat?


Last Tuesday I went to Kanki, a Japanese steakhouse. It was very good.
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Post by: Jonathan on June 20, 2006, 09:11:58 AM
Kanki is very good.

On Friday I went out to Dakota Grill, a nice little restaurant that serves burgers and stuff (the pizza burger is delicious) and, oh yeah, bison meat.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on June 20, 2006, 09:36:49 AM
Applebee's on Memorial Day weekend.
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Post by: Megs79 on June 20, 2006, 09:58:35 AM
i had panera yesterday for lunch.  but I ate it at my desk.

Friday, for both lunch and dinner, I went to Chipotle.  The lunch was by choice, dinner was because that's what the BF wanted.  I changed it up though and had the bowl instead of the burrito.
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Post by: mik on June 20, 2006, 10:00:57 AM
Yesterday: I met my wife for lunch at Solazteca on RT 4 in Fairfield - it used to be Pedro's. Not bad.............
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Post by: kcneon on June 20, 2006, 10:02:21 AM
Saturday had Jack Stack BBQ with friends in the Crossroads art district.  Considering we're such a BBQ town, I don't indulge all that often.  Good stuff!
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Post by: MissKitty on June 20, 2006, 10:38:29 AM
CR and I had a lovely Sunday brunch buffet at Baba India.

CHIPPITY!!
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Post by: Megs79 on June 20, 2006, 10:43:47 AM
Quote from: "MissKitty"
CR and I had a lovely Sunday brunch buffet at Baba India.

CHIPPITY!!


by the way, Northern Kentucky finally has an Indian restaurant- Taj India on Mall Road in Florence.  Probably not that convenient for you, but convenient for me since it's pretty close to where I work.

Anyway, it's pretty good.  I went there for lunch a few weeks ago and the buffet had different options than the standard buffet (it's "northern indian" cuisine), but it was still delicious.  They also have a menu that carries the standard choices.
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Post by: Buzzstein on June 20, 2006, 12:37:53 PM
Yesterday: A Day in the Life or Tomorrow Never Knows or Don't Pass Me By

Today: some pizza place down in Westport.  We actually ate the pizza in a bar a couple doors down the though.  It was mediocre pizza, but I was hungry.
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Post by: trixi on June 20, 2006, 12:40:50 PM
Gino's East--chicago
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Post by: whigsgeek on June 20, 2006, 01:29:18 PM
I think it was the salad bar at Ruby Tuesday's last week.
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Post by: Rafe on June 20, 2006, 01:32:05 PM
A full english breakfast at the restaurant in our local hospital last week. It was unbelievably disgusting. The hash browns looked like small nuggets of shit.

Before that, we ate a couple of weeks ago at a really choice little spanish place in the city. Lovely atmosphere, a fantastic, large and varied tapas menu, and they fix a pretty mean g&t.
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Post by: Dan on June 20, 2006, 01:50:34 PM
Man, I think I eat out like...everyday.  Today I had a grilled chicken sandwich from the bodega on my office's corner.  Yesterday I had a slice of pizza near the bar I was at.  Lunch yesterday was a Burrito from Burritoville.  Dinner Sunday was Applebees....

I'm a model of health.
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Post by: redbobsled on June 20, 2006, 01:57:13 PM
On Friday night, we went to an organic Vietnamese restaurant in Eagle Rock called The Blue Hen.  It was 103 that day, so WAY too hot to cook.
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Post by: MissKitty on June 21, 2006, 09:04:53 AM
Quote from: "Megs79"
by the way, Northern Kentucky finally has an Indian restaurant- Taj India on Mall Road in Florence.  Probably not that convenient for you, but convenient for me since it's pretty close to where I work.

Anyway, it's pretty good.  I went there for lunch a few weeks ago and the buffet had different options than the standard buffet (it's "northern indian" cuisine), but it was still delicious.  They also have a menu that carries the standard choices.


Thanks for letting me know, Megs. We were just on Mall Road over the weekend--where exactly is the restaurant? Is it in that strip mall across from the Mall (where Homegoods is),  or farther down toward the Antique Mall?
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 21, 2006, 09:07:14 AM
QOTD

Do you use craigslist?



Other than checking the site once or twice, I've never used it.
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Post by: Megs79 on June 21, 2006, 09:31:44 AM
Quote from: "MissKitty"

Thanks for letting me know, Megs. We were just on Mall Road over the weekend--where exactly is the restaurant? Is it in that strip mall across from the Mall (where Homegoods is),  or farther down toward the Antique Mall?


It's in the Barnes and Noble area of the strip mall.  It's where one of the Chinese restaurants used to be, next to Jack's Pet Store.  

The NKY suburbs are starting to get a more diverse selection of restaurants: There are a couple of Thai places that are pretty good:  Sweet Basil in Crescent Springs (off buttermilk pike in the same strip mall as the Outback) is good, as is Mai Thai on 42 in Florence (in the old Long John Silver's near the intersection with Ewing Dr).  A bunch of Japanese places have opened (due to the Toyota offices in Erlanger), and there is an African place called Fouta on Dixie Hwy near the intersection with Weaver/Richardson Rd.
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Post by: Megs79 on June 21, 2006, 09:32:58 AM
Craigslist:

yes, we bought our washer and dryer from someone posting on there.  I check it once in a while to see if there's anything else I might want.
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Post by: whigsgeek on June 21, 2006, 09:56:22 AM
Nope. I've heard of it, but I've never used it.
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Post by: Juliana on June 21, 2006, 10:06:13 AM
Eating Out- We got a pizza from Donato's last night.  They have surprisingly good breadsticks.  

Craigslist-  Who is Craig, and what is this list you speak of?  I've heard of it of course, but I've never been to it or anything.
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Post by: Jonathan on June 21, 2006, 10:10:33 AM
I used Craigslist when I was looking for apartments in Cincinnati, but not when I was looking for one down here. Which is kinda strange.
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Post by: kcneon on June 21, 2006, 10:50:47 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
Do you use craigslist?


Yes.  While I was out of work I got a PA gig for a reality show audition and I also got a couple interviews with Sprint from a headhunter's posting - and those interviews are pretty difficult to get.  Not bad.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on June 21, 2006, 11:02:02 AM
Not yet. Might use it depending on how the job search works out.
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Post by: MissKitty on June 21, 2006, 11:51:58 AM
Yes, CR and I have purchased several bits of furniture from other Craigslisters. We got two GORGEOUS Pottery Barn bookcases for a fraction of what they would have cost new, and most recently we got a groovy-mod old metal cabinet that used to be an industrial (hospital use) baby changing table.

The couple that had the groovy-mod metal cabinet were going to turn it into a bathroom sink cabinet, but never got around to it. We contacted them via Craigslist and went to view it....and the seller was none other than WOXY's very own Bryan Jay.  What a small world!
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on June 21, 2006, 12:32:03 PM
I sold 2 couches on Craigslist when we first moved into our new house.   It worked really well.   Speaking of which, i have an Ikea poang chair I need to unload.   Maybe I'll be using craigslist again in the very near future.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on June 21, 2006, 01:14:45 PM
I've used the list quite a bit.  For housing, it was VERY successful for me while in DC.  Not only did I find the phat pad where I lived for two years off of Craigslist, but when one roommate moved out we used it again to find another roommate.  That roommate was kickass and we all had a great time.

In NYC it's not so good for housing b/c of all the brokers.  But I did just use it to sell some CDs and my computer.  We intend to purchase some used furniture at some point from it as well.  

As a wise man once said about Craigslist, "That site is great.  It's where you can find a home, a bed to put in your home, and a girl to put in your bed all in one place!"
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 22, 2006, 08:39:53 AM
QOTD

Where do you do your computing at home?


I have a desktop in my spare bedroom/office, but ever since I got my laptop, I mostly use it while sitting in my living room - either sitting on the couch or the comfy chair.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on June 22, 2006, 09:08:31 AM
We have a computer in the upstairs office, but since we also have a wireless network, I tend to surf whereever--sofa, bedroom, dining room, even outside on the porch.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 22, 2006, 09:10:44 AM
Elise's nursery, for now.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Megs79 on June 22, 2006, 09:18:13 AM
we've got a desk in the "dining room" where the laptop is stationed (we have a wireless network, so we could do it anywhere).  but you can still see the tv from there, so it works.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Juliana on June 22, 2006, 09:18:39 AM
We don't really get on the internet when we're home, but our computer desk is across from the kitchen, by the living room.  That way, we can watch tv with the other person if we're on.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on June 22, 2006, 12:23:11 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Where do you do your computing at home?


I have a desktop in my spare bedroom/office, but ever since I got my laptop, I mostly use it while sitting in my living room - either sitting on the couch or the comfy chair.

What you said, minus the desktop park.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: kcneon on June 22, 2006, 01:00:07 PM
My set up is located in my spare bedroom that I've converted into an office/library/Cult shrine.   ;)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on June 22, 2006, 01:36:27 PM
I have one room...and my bedroom.  Since my bedroom is so small that it can't fit much besides my bed, you can imagine where my desktop is set up.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: trixi on June 22, 2006, 06:13:25 PM
I've got a spare bedroom with my desktop in there, but as others, I've got wireless and typically sit in my cozy recliner with my laptop.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Buzzstein on June 22, 2006, 07:01:02 PM
I'm either at my desktop in the living room, or on my laptop outside on the deck (that's where I am as I type this).  It's very nice out here right now.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on June 22, 2006, 07:40:18 PM
Sitting cross-legged, on the edges of my big-ass red chair and big-ass red ottoman, with laptop on ottoman, cat on arm of chair, and dog at my side. TV remote at the ready.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 23, 2006, 08:31:29 AM
QOTD

Growing up, did your family have a regular summer vacation?



From the time I was 4 until I graduated from highschool, we would go to the beach in Florida - first Destin, then Seagrove Beach - for a week.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on June 23, 2006, 09:11:15 AM
We had a condo in Emerald Isle, NC that we made liberal use of during the summer and three-day weekends.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Detta on June 23, 2006, 09:36:05 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What is your favorite Beatles song?


Michelle

My mom used to sing it to me when I was a kid.  People still do.  I'm pretty sure I was named after that song.


Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Where's the last place you went out to eat?


Molly's on the Dartmouth campus.  Was good.


Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Do you use craigslist?


Yes.  I'm always looking for a new roommate.


Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Where do you do your computing at home?


I have my computer desk in my room.  But my pirated windows exploded and my boyfriend won't let me get new ones.  He's got something called morals.  I don't know what those are, but it sounds painful.  So since I can't afford new windows, I'm using my school laptop, from my bed.

So yeah, "my room" is the answer to your question.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 23, 2006, 09:54:52 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Growing up, did your family have a regular summer vacation?


We'd usually spend a week-ish in Toronto every summer once we were old enough (10 or 11).
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Juliana on June 23, 2006, 10:06:37 AM
We went to Cedar Point every year for 4th of July.  We haven't in a few years though.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Megs79 on June 23, 2006, 10:20:14 AM
my parents hate to travel.  for a few summers when I was around 8-10, we rented this cottage on a lake and went fishing, boating, etc for a week.  now they live on a lake.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on June 23, 2006, 11:34:59 AM
mostly in Brian's studio, which has the G5 set up in it.  When he's busy, I use my office alcove setup in our guest room with my laptop (gotta love the wireless) or sometimes in the living room.... but my legs don't like getting laptop burn.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on June 23, 2006, 02:09:12 PM
We never went anywhere during the summer because my Dad was the owner of a landscaping business, and he was always slammed with Homerama work from March to June, and then slammed with commitments to builders and the occassional home owner until the end of October.

Plus my Mom hated to travel, so the only time we went anywhere together was weekend trips to Tennessee to see family.

I've been trying to make up for my childhood travel deficiency ever since.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Buzzstein on June 23, 2006, 03:32:03 PM
Yep, every year since I was about 9 up until I was about 18.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on June 24, 2006, 10:19:21 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Growing up, did your family have a regular summer vacation?


I was lucky to have parents who liked to travel, so we went places a few times a year. There was always a week or long weekend at Assateague Island (usually in late-spring b/c the horseflies and mosquitos were murderous in the summer). When I was in junior high school, we started going to Cape Cod every summer (including side trips to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket).

My siblings were scattered all over the country, too, when I was a kid, so we usually blended a vacation with a visit to see them wherever they were (e.g., Phoenix, Charleston, Mississippi, Connecticut, Rhode Island).
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: trixi on June 24, 2006, 11:29:03 PM
We went nowhere after I was 6...I blame this all on my brother  :-(   Before that, we would spend a week up at Walloon Lake in Michigan.  The only 2 vacations I remember after that  was one in Boston and Cape Cod (with a drive thru Niagara Falls) because my mother had a conference in Cape Cod, and one in DC and Assateague Island, because I had a soccer tournament in Reston, VA.

This explains why I now live to travel!
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on June 25, 2006, 05:01:42 PM
Regularly....we used to drive from Cleveland to Long Island to visit the grandparents.  I don't remember when this stopped, but I'll guess it was around 14 or so.  After that there have been various trips where the whole family gets together, but nothing consistent.  The most common locale has been Manhattan, but that's not really an official declaration or anything.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on June 26, 2006, 08:20:14 AM
We regularly went to Disney World, Myrtle Beach, and Hilton Head Island.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 26, 2006, 08:45:40 AM
QOTD

Did you have an item as a small child that had to be with you all the time?


My best friend had a blankie, so I identified one of my baby blankets as mine. But I was able to go places without it, unlike her.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Megs79 on June 26, 2006, 09:25:19 AM
I guess when I was under 4, I had a blankie that I could not be without.  My mom actually cut it in half so that one half could be in the wash while I dirtied up the other half.  I still have it in a drawer somewhere.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on June 26, 2006, 09:45:56 AM
I don't think I had anything like that.  :-k
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 26, 2006, 10:01:45 AM
Our parents gave us clean, cotton diapers to play with while on the changing table. We never gave them back, we could leave the house without them though. I think mine is still in my old room.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on June 26, 2006, 10:32:31 AM
My laptop.

See, you can make the case that I'm still a child...  :-s
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 26, 2006, 10:40:44 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
My laptop.

See, you can make the case that I'm still a child...  :-s

Please note that I said small child.

Otherwise, I could easily be convinced of your statement. (Not that I'm any better.)
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on June 26, 2006, 10:45:26 AM
Apparently, I was less in need of a "security blanket" when I was small.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 27, 2006, 09:12:34 AM
QOTD

If you were to get a $100 gift card to a specific store, what store would it be?



I could easily spend one at Best Buy.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 27, 2006, 09:16:13 AM
Best buy for sure, but lately it'd be target or ann taylor loft.
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Post by: Jonathan on June 27, 2006, 10:38:40 AM
Yeah, Best Buy. Or Barnes and Noble.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Megs79 on June 27, 2006, 11:22:53 AM
anywhere but walmart. or the big and tall men's store.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Buzzstein on June 27, 2006, 12:21:29 PM
Amazon.com...They have everything!

Online stores count right?
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on June 27, 2006, 02:04:18 PM
I'd probably do something practical like a furniture store or a grocery store.  

Man...growing up sucks.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: berzerker on June 27, 2006, 03:14:42 PM
Yesterday - I had a Snoopy that pretty much went everywhere with me. And there was a teddy bear that was handed down from each of my 3 older brothers. Until my dog shredded it...

Today - Gem City Records. I'd rather support a local shoppe, but Best Buy would do in a pinch.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on June 27, 2006, 03:17:06 PM
Yesterday's question: No, but my brother was quite attached to a blanket and a stuffed toy dog (both of which he STILL HAS at the age of 37).

Today: Target
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: redbobsled on June 27, 2006, 05:23:26 PM
Hmmm.  If I was being practical, I'd say Whole Foods or Trader Joe's.  If I wanted to have fun spending it, I'd say Crate and Barrel.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: scurvygirl on June 27, 2006, 08:32:22 PM
Oh yeah, definitely Target.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on June 27, 2006, 08:52:28 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
I'd probably do something practical like a furniture store or a grocery store.  

Man...growing up sucks.

You don't have to. That's part of the fun.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on June 27, 2006, 10:59:31 PM
Heh..yeah, I know.  But I'm sitting here thinking of the rug I'd really like for my apartment.  D'oh!   #-o
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 28, 2006, 08:37:03 AM
QOTD

Do you own any CD box sets? If you have multiple ones, which one did you get first or is your favorite?



The first box set, and only single artist one I own, is The Police.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: mik on June 28, 2006, 08:46:06 AM
My favorite is The Fall "Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004"
Johnny Cash "Unearthed" is great as well.
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Post by: Jonathan on June 28, 2006, 10:35:10 AM
I only have a couple. The first one I got was the Led Zeppelin box set (for my 16th birthday). Probably my favorite is the Bob Dylan Bootleg box set.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: rva on June 28, 2006, 11:00:56 AM
I actually dislike box sets.  They don't fit with the rest of your cd's because you got this giant ass box.

My favorite is the Stax Volt singles.
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Post by: c-lando on June 28, 2006, 11:36:22 AM
I only own three. I'm just not a big box set person.

The first one I ever purchased was Prince's "The Crystal Ball" the MINUTE it was released.
The second one, Parliament's "Tear the Roof Off 1974-1980" was gifted to me in 2001.
The third is the Elvis Costello/Steve Nieve boxset of live performances (each disc is a show from a different city) of most of the tracks from "All This Useless Beauty". After months of searching (it is out of print), I found it in Chicago in 2004.
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Post by: Dan on June 28, 2006, 01:02:57 PM
The only one I own is Massive Attack's singles collection with the kickass box that changes color when you touch it.  

But I agree with rva - they don't fit in with the rest of my stuff, so I don't usually go for them.  The Massive Attack one isn't even loaded into my cd player b/c it messes up the "random shuffle" feature.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on June 28, 2006, 04:23:29 PM
I've got too many.

I think my favorite one is probably the Stiff Records Box Set.
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Post by: Buzzstein on June 28, 2006, 06:46:14 PM
no
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Post by: trixi on June 28, 2006, 10:05:04 PM
I've got a bunch too.  Can't tell you my favorite...too hard to decide.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 29, 2006, 08:02:59 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite Snapple flavor?



While Kiwi Strawberry is always good, I think I'd say Lemonade Iced Tea.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on June 29, 2006, 09:21:05 AM
Mint iced tea. It still pisses me off that you can't buy it around here, I'd buy it by the case if I could.
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Post by: Megs79 on June 29, 2006, 09:27:00 AM
peach iced tea.
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Post by: Jonathan on June 29, 2006, 10:15:38 AM
The lemonade is decent enough. I don't really drink that much Snapple.
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Post by: MissKitty on June 29, 2006, 11:56:44 AM
I don't drink Snapple either, because they were early sponsors of the Rush Limbaugh Show. Ick.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: watusi on June 29, 2006, 12:06:22 PM
Quote from: "MissKitty"
I don't drink Snapple either, because they were early sponsors of the Rush Limbaugh Show. Ick.


funny,that's the first thing i think of too.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: berzerker on June 29, 2006, 01:30:49 PM
Haven't had much Snapple since it came out, many moons ago. I liked the straight up Iced Tea, usually, or the Rasberry Iced Tea.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 30, 2006, 08:45:25 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite type of fireworks (of the ones you can purchase - although it might require a trip over state lines)?


Growing up in Tennessee, we had access to more varieties of fireworks than the surrounding states. (Have you seen our year round fireworks stands at the state lines?) I liked Roman Candles; Dad had a semi permanent launch site set up in our yard.
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Post by: Jonathan on June 30, 2006, 09:52:18 AM
The ones that explode. Preferably in the air.
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Post by: berzerker on June 30, 2006, 10:05:39 AM
A few years ago, my friend  Austin found these things that looked like Roman Candles, except the flaming death balls didn't fly straight up: they went in random directions. The only safe place to stand was directly underneath the thing. It was funny to see him light them, and everyone would look around them, in a wide stance, staring straight at the thing, ready to duck at a moment's notice...
And when anybody new came to the party, they'd look up. We'd have to warn them that they don't go up - they go straight for your face.
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Post by: kcneon on June 30, 2006, 10:21:30 AM
I don't remember the name of them, but about 2 or 3 years ago I bought these rockets that shot up, set off really nice fireworks & then a parachute dropped down.  Verry cool.  We had a ton of them to pick up the next day, but I love everything about fireworks so I didn't mind!

(The rest of my family thinks I'm crazy, but I'm my Grandpa's girl - he used to spend tons of cash on fireworks every year & I'm just as bad.  It's TRADITION!)
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Post by: cuddlyevil on June 30, 2006, 10:26:48 AM
Anything that's not a smoke bomb (my nephews LOVE smoke bombs and set a dozen of them off every fourth of July). Two years ago, we damn near made a road trip to Tennessee to pick up more of something called "u.f.o." it's a small firework that spins as it flies up in the air, doesn't do much but it scares the dogs and parental-type folks. The best part was, we didn't have to scrub the end of the driveway off--our nephews did :-
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Post by: redbobsled on June 30, 2006, 10:59:38 AM
Before we owned a house, I liked pretty much everything (except firecrackers....people who buy those in bulk and set them off on days OTHER than July 4 - and even the ones who do set them off on July 4 and are over the age of 12 - are total and complete douchebags).  But now I'm super paranoid about my house going up in flames, so I'm dreading July 4.

But one year, when Brian and I were dating, we were driving cross-country, and we stopped at the biggest, most amazing fireworks superstore in South Dakota.  They had the biggest rockets I had ever seen.   We had to sign paperwork saying we pledged to take them over state lines to light them.   We ended up setting them off in a school parking lot in Santa Cruz.
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Post by: MissKitty on June 30, 2006, 11:33:36 AM
When I was a kid, my Dad used to take my brother and me to the fireworks factory over on Union Road to pick out our 4th of July arsenal.  He'd set a cost limit for each of us (and since the trip coincided with my brother's birthday,  he always got the larger amount to spend) and then simply set us free inside the warehouse.

Few things in life are better to a kid than $100 to spend in a wholesale fireworks factory. Holy jesus, it's a wonder we survived our childhood!*

*the reason we survived is that my Dad was the only person allowed to light the fireworks. We got to choose them, he got to fire them off. Win-win all around.
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Post by: watusi on June 30, 2006, 12:10:13 PM
i like all kinds but my faves are rockets. last year when we went to Garden City,SC we bought some of the REALLY big ones and had a blast launching from the beach.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 05, 2006, 08:06:43 AM
QOTD

What's your favorite thing to do at a cookout/outside gathering?



I like building the bonfire.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on July 05, 2006, 08:22:38 AM
I like mingling.
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Post by: Jonathan on July 05, 2006, 09:49:07 AM
I enjoy drinking beer.

Or participating in the athletic/pseudo-athletic activities (like horseshoes and bocce)
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Post by: Megs79 on July 05, 2006, 10:06:18 AM
I like mingling too.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on July 05, 2006, 11:24:42 AM
I like mingling. My hubby learned the joys of bocce this past weekend, so he'd probably say beer and bocce :)
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Post by: MissKitty on July 05, 2006, 12:19:28 PM
Mingling and drinking beer.
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Post by: trixi on July 05, 2006, 12:41:43 PM
Hanging out by the pool and mingling
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Post by: watusi on July 05, 2006, 12:53:19 PM
Quote from: "trixi"
Hanging out by the pool and mingling


hey,nobody said anything about a pool!
 put me down for that,too. oh,and drankin'
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Post by: Dan on July 05, 2006, 01:07:09 PM
i'll go with the 'eating bbq' and 'participating in psuedo-sports activities' options.
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Post by: Buzzstein on July 05, 2006, 02:05:35 PM
An outside gathering you say?  

Drinking
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Post by: kcneon on July 05, 2006, 02:06:13 PM
Add me to the mingling gang!
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Post by: redbobsled on July 05, 2006, 02:32:40 PM
Going inside and enjoying the AC.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 06, 2006, 09:00:54 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite Pixar movie?


I'll have to go with The Incredibles.
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Post by: Jonathan on July 06, 2006, 09:56:32 AM
Cars

By default, it's the only one I've ever seen straight through. But it was pretty damn good.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on July 06, 2006, 10:36:32 AM
Either The Incredibles or Finding Nemo, but I haven't seen Cars yet.
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Post by: Dan on July 06, 2006, 01:33:41 PM
Were the Shrek movies Pixar?
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Post by: Jonathan on July 06, 2006, 01:36:21 PM
Nope, Dreamworks.
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Post by: clemsonfan on July 06, 2006, 01:38:05 PM
Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo

Both make me laugh and laugh.
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Post by: Dan on July 06, 2006, 01:39:35 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Nope, Dreamworks.

oh well.  
I enjoyed the Incredibles, too, but upon my second viewing i think I had enough.  Since I can't seem to remember Pixar's catalogue, I'll leave it at that.
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Post by: MissKitty on July 06, 2006, 03:05:03 PM
The Incredibles.
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Post by: Buzzstein on July 06, 2006, 07:59:09 PM
The Incredibles.  But I haven't seen Cars yet.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 07, 2006, 08:45:24 AM
QOTD

Predicition time - who do you think will win the World Cup?


I'm going to say France.
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Post by: clemsonfan on July 07, 2006, 09:07:54 AM
Viva La France.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 07, 2006, 09:26:41 AM
France

(see my sig for further proof!)
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Post by: MissKitty on July 07, 2006, 09:52:26 AM
I don't care who wins, as long as it's not Italy.

;)
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Post by: Jonathan on July 07, 2006, 10:09:58 AM
Allez les Blues! (who will actually be wearing blanc on Sunday)
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Post by: rva on July 07, 2006, 12:05:09 PM
The "Blues."
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Post by: berzerker on July 07, 2006, 01:47:06 PM
whichever team scores more points.
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Post by: Dan on July 07, 2006, 01:57:00 PM
I actually said to someone earlier today that I think Italy will win.  But I want France to win.
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Post by: Jonathan on July 07, 2006, 02:07:29 PM
Quote from: "berzerker"
whichever team scores more points.

That unpossible!
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Post by: Butter on July 07, 2006, 03:03:38 PM
Italy.
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Post by: Buzzstein on July 08, 2006, 04:17:06 PM
I don't care.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 10, 2006, 08:47:06 AM
QOTD

What was the first television show you watched regularly?


I was in front of the TV every afternoon for Sesame Street.
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Post by: berzerker on July 10, 2006, 09:04:15 AM
Sesame Street, Electric Company... and then later on, Looney Tunes.
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Post by: Jonathan on July 10, 2006, 10:04:32 AM
For a long time, I didn't know there were any other channels besides 48:

4:00 - Sesame Street
5:00 - Mr. Roger's Neighborhood
5:30 - The Eletric Company (unless it was Fridays, in which case it was 3-2-1 Contact)
6:00 - The MacNeil-Lehrer Report

You think I'm joking on that last one. But my dad was home by 6:00 and I remember watching it with him every day before sitting down to dinner at 6:30.
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Post by: clemsonfan on July 10, 2006, 10:10:10 AM
I would say it was either Sesame Street or The Price is Right.
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Post by: kcneon on July 10, 2006, 01:28:41 PM
Batman - same Bat Time, same Bat Channel!  Mom said I would go crazy when the theme song would come on.   :)
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Post by: MissKitty on July 10, 2006, 01:52:01 PM
Uncle Al
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Post by: redbobsled on July 10, 2006, 03:21:26 PM
Oh, yeah!  Uncle Al!   I loved watching and being on that show.

Also, same as everyone else mentioned:

Sesame Street
Electric Company
3-2-1 Contact (I know one of the Electric Company writers, and one time, at his house, I said, "oh my god, I LOVED the Bloodhound Gang!"  As soon as it was out of my mouth, I noticed his sour expression and I added.  "oh, that was on 3-2-1 contact, wasn't it?")
Mr. Rogers
The Price is Right! (I used to track the pattern of wins and losses on each episode every day and try to determine a pattern for the next day's show.  I was a big math nerd, even at age 5 or 6).
240 Robert
The Love Boat
WKRP in Cincinnati
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 11, 2006, 09:43:53 AM
QOTD

Have you named something other than a person or pet?




I have a schefflera (a house plant) that has been named Sheffy.
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Post by: berzerker on July 11, 2006, 04:23:45 PM
My Jeep is named Eugene. (after the "jeep" alien-critter from the Popeye cartoons.)
I named a plant "Leon" after the Professional.
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Post by: vizzah on July 11, 2006, 05:15:17 PM
we have a cactus named frank, two stuffed monkeys - hank and merle, and a stuffed duck called chicken.  my car's name is esther.
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Post by: Dan on July 11, 2006, 07:17:20 PM
I named Atzend's car once.  But I already forgot the name.

Otherwise...no.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 12, 2006, 08:54:13 AM
QOTD

Camping - fun activity for the whole family or to be avoid by staying inside with the a/c?



While my family never went camping while I was growing up due to some bad experience my mom had had while growing up, I went to camp, and even worked at a camp in the mountains for 3 summers in college. So I'll go with fun activity for the whole family.
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Post by: clemsonfan on July 12, 2006, 09:23:55 AM
Fun for the whole family!
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Post by: Megs79 on July 12, 2006, 09:56:32 AM
fun for the whole family, as long as it's not raining or eleventy billion degrees outside.
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Post by: Jonathan on July 12, 2006, 11:56:15 AM
I reached my lifetime allotment of camping while I was in the Scouts.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on July 12, 2006, 12:01:38 PM
Fun for the whole family.
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Post by: watusi on July 12, 2006, 12:04:32 PM
rain or shine, fun fun fun!
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Post by: redbobsled on July 12, 2006, 12:19:41 PM
Horrible.  I will never camp.  Ever.  That is not my idea of fun or a vacation or anything remotely good.  I need a/c, a soft actual bed, indoor private plumbing, and electricity.
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Post by: Dan on July 12, 2006, 01:58:30 PM
Heh. I figured RBS would be all about the camping.

Me...I'm not much of a camper, but I do enjoy it when I go once in a blue moon.  I've always been a city person, so the wild is a little far from my home turf.  But camping can be fun fo' sho'.
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Post by: MissKitty on July 12, 2006, 02:53:27 PM
I never got to go camping as a kid (except school trips) so I made up for it when I was in college.

I'd still love to go camping again, but CR feels the same as RBS about camping.
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Post by: berzerker on July 12, 2006, 03:48:30 PM
Fun, for sure. Bring the beer, friends and bug spray.
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Post by: doves on July 12, 2006, 03:50:24 PM
Quote from: "Miss Kitty"
I'd still love to go camping again, but CR feels the same as RBS about camping


That's cuz he hasn't gone with the right people.  ;)

We'd love to go camping, but we always end up sitting around in the backyard getting drunk by the fire and talking about it instead.  :lol
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 13, 2006, 08:06:57 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite clear soft drink?
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Post by: Megs79 on July 13, 2006, 09:32:40 AM
crystal pepsi.  I probably couldn't tell the difference between 7up, sprite, and sierra mist in a blind taste test, so I have no favorite.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on July 13, 2006, 09:40:47 AM
I honestly did love Crystal Pepsi.  Of course, I liked new Coke, 7-up Gold and grape Mountain Dew (the first time, the second time it was nasty) too.  So that just proves that if I like something it's just going to be discontinued.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 13, 2006, 09:45:09 AM
Quote from: "Bride of Watusi"
Quote from: "Miss Kitty"
I'd still love to go camping again, but CR feels the same as RBS about camping


That's cuz he hasn't gone with the right people.  ;)


Actually, it's because I've gone camping.
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Post by: MissKitty on July 13, 2006, 09:50:45 AM
7Up.
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Post by: Jonathan on July 13, 2006, 10:37:53 AM
The surprise winner...Sierra Mist. It's actually quite good.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on July 13, 2006, 10:40:03 AM
Jones soda's Root beer.
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Post by: Jonathan on July 13, 2006, 10:51:33 AM
That's clear?

I guess it could be. I don't know why I would expect any different from the folks who think that mashed potato soda and green bean soda is a good idea...
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Post by: cuddlyevil on July 13, 2006, 10:55:52 AM
Crap, I meant their cream soda. Sorry.
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Post by: Jonathan on July 13, 2006, 11:51:43 AM
That makes more sense. But I still don't like Jones Soda.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on July 13, 2006, 12:00:49 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
That makes more sense. But I still don't like Jones Soda.

Somebody on here was raving about the Black Cherry soda once and how awesome it was and how cheap it was at Target.  Yeah, it's somewhere in the same league as drinking that liquid sweetener in the little squirt bottles they make for iced tea drinkers.  Plus it was like $3.50 a 12 pack... which wouldn't seem quite so bad now, but this was three or four years ago.
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Post by: whigsgeek on July 13, 2006, 12:49:12 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Have you named something other than a person or pet?


I've named a few of my cars. First one (Chevy Monza) was Margaret; a Geo Storm I had was Blue; and my current Jeep is Hoss.

I also have a dragon sculpture that I named Barnabus, and a stuffed goose my mother made for me named Genevieve. There are probably others, but I can't remember them off the top of my head.
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Post by: whigsgeek on July 13, 2006, 12:51:54 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

Camping - fun activity for the whole family or to be avoid by staying inside with the a/c?


I can be a brave little soldier in a tent for an overnight; otherwise, if there isn't a Radisson somewhere in those woods, count me out. (Though I could probably live with camping in one of the $100,000 motor home things.)
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Post by: Jonathan on July 13, 2006, 03:47:11 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
I also have a dragon sculpture that I named Barnabus

That reminds me - I once called a wooden coyote that my dad carved Herman. When he made a similar coyote for me for Christmas, he was of course named Herman II.
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Post by: whigsgeek on July 13, 2006, 04:14:52 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

What is your favorite clear soft drink?


Does ginger ale count? If it does, then I loves me some Schweppes ginger ale. If it doesn't count, then I don't like any of them very much.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 17, 2006, 09:01:59 AM
QOTD

Do you have a favorite tissue brand?


It's either Kleenex or Puffs for me. I'll spend a little more to pamper my nose.
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Post by: whigsgeek on July 17, 2006, 10:13:55 AM
This is one item for which I am brand loyal and will pay top price!

Puffs with Aloe
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Post by: Dan on July 17, 2006, 10:46:31 AM
I tend to buy the cheap ones.  Toilet paper, though...that's another matter.
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Post by: redbobsled on July 17, 2006, 11:19:31 AM
As long as they are unscented and undyed and relatively soft, they work for me.
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Post by: Jonathan on July 17, 2006, 12:10:39 PM
I guess Kleenex. It's usually what I buy.

I get the kind with lotion.
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Post by: MissKitty on July 17, 2006, 12:45:43 PM
Kleenex usually, although I'll buy Puffs if they are onsale.
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Post by: berzerker on July 17, 2006, 01:26:04 PM
Whatever i have a coupon for... as long as it's white, unscented and in as plain a box as i can get.
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Post by: clemsonfan on July 17, 2006, 02:09:45 PM
I'm a tightwad. The cheapest for me!
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Post by: Poncho on July 17, 2006, 02:24:31 PM
I don't mess with anything less than the best for either my bum OR my nose.

Kleenex or Puffs... cheap tissues are "TEH Suxz0r!"

Charmin Ultra for my butt-tox... and it doubles nicely for tissue.
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Post by: snakelady on July 17, 2006, 07:43:02 PM
Catching up on a question from a few days ago...
Yes to camping - with the kids every weekend that we aren't working from April to October.


Today
What ever is white, no lotion, no fragrance and on sale.
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Post by: trixi on July 17, 2006, 10:18:45 PM
Puffs first, then Kleenex.  Those are the only 2 options for me
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 18, 2006, 08:21:12 AM
QOTD

When did you last back up your hard drive?


About 4 months ago, although most of the music files are on external hard drives.

(This public service announcement brought to you by the owner of one failed hard drive.)
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Post by: Kwyjibo on July 18, 2006, 09:57:18 AM
My hard drive backs itself up automatically every night at 2am.
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Post by: Poncho on July 18, 2006, 10:15:52 AM
On a serious note... how does one backup a 200GB drive and a 300GB drive?
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Post by: Buzzstein on July 18, 2006, 10:26:36 AM
last night (happens every night)
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Post by: Dan on July 18, 2006, 01:10:16 PM
Uhhhh???  I don't think I've ever backed up a harddrive.  How does one go about doing this?
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Post by: SFG on July 18, 2006, 01:18:42 PM
what's a hard drive?


i've been moving around on campus quite a bit lately, so i get a new "old" computer every ten weeks or so.  so i keep some files on my data stick thingie and go about my business.
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Post by: Jonathan on July 18, 2006, 01:27:49 PM
Never! (Because it's a new computer)
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Post by: c-lando on July 18, 2006, 02:00:24 PM
Never.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on July 18, 2006, 02:07:33 PM
Bill Gates hasn't come up with a way to do it automatically? Really? The no.
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Post by: rva on July 18, 2006, 03:04:10 PM
Last month.
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Post by: kcneon on July 18, 2006, 03:11:13 PM
I can't remember - is that bad?
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Post by: Buzzstein on July 18, 2006, 05:14:15 PM
could be
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 19, 2006, 08:48:13 AM
QOTD

Since Raleigh now has a Chipolte, what is your favorite chain Mexican Restuarant?



I like Moe's Southwestern Grill best.
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Post by: clemsonfan on July 19, 2006, 09:38:47 AM
Yeah, I think I like Moe's or Qdoba the best. They both have just as good burritos as Chipotle but a much larger menu.
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Post by: MissKitty on July 19, 2006, 09:51:27 AM
I guess Moe's, because I've never tried Qdoba or Chipotle.

I'd take Javier's on Court Street over them all, but it's not a chain.
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Post by: c-lando on July 19, 2006, 11:40:54 AM
MOE'S BLOWS!

The local rumor around town is that the man who started up Moe's (Martin Sprock) wanted to buy a local established chain called Willy's. When Willy's wouldn't sell, the guy said he would start his own chain and put Willy's out of business. Not sure how much truth there is to this (plus Willy's put the hurt on Tortilla's which was the first burrito joint in town), but it's enough to make me hate Moe's. Plus, I really do hate the "Welcome to Moe's" greeting. Grrr.

Plus, look what they did to Jerry.

http://www.usfranchisenews.com/News/Food_and_Restaurant_Franchises/Jerry_Garcia_estate_sues_Moes_Southwest_Burritos_over_use_of_his_image_20050119161/

Locally, I loved Burrito Art, but it is now gone. So, I haven't had a big ass burrito in about 3 years.
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Post by: Dan on July 19, 2006, 11:44:36 AM
What?  No one's voted for Taco Hell yet?
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Post by: whigsgeek on July 19, 2006, 12:16:52 PM
My favorite Mexican place is a local one called Mad Mex, but it isn't a chain. I used to like ... what the hell was that chain called ... the tagline was, "Burritos as big as your head!" And they weren't kidding, either. I've always wanted to try Don Pablo's b/c I heard they have good sangria, but I can't ever get anyone to go with me.  :-({|=
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Post by: redbobsled on July 19, 2006, 12:32:37 PM
I miss El Palomar in Santa Cruz.  Here in LA, my favorite is probably La Serenata de Garibaldi.

When you can have the real thing, it makes that midwestern chain mexican food seem really really disgusting.
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Post by: Poncho on July 19, 2006, 01:56:51 PM
There is this little joint in Greensboro, NC (an Ohio boy in Florida writing about a Mexican joint in NC... nice!) called Monterrey that is really good and has margarita's as big as your head.

Chain? I choose Taco Bell.  I'm also a sucker for Amer-Mex food.  I love Chipotle, Moe's, Don Pablo's, Qdoba, Taco Bueno, Taco Mayo, Taco John's and Tijiuana Flats.
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Post by: Dan on July 19, 2006, 03:48:21 PM
I actually enjoyed Del Taco whenst in So Cal, but i wouldn't call it good.  It was just...another option.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on July 19, 2006, 04:21:27 PM
I like don pablo's and taco casa. From back home, I LOVED hot rosita's growing up but it's now out of business.
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Post by: Jonathan on July 20, 2006, 01:13:02 AM
There's a local chain here called Los Tres Magayues. They just opened another restaurant about five minutes from my place, which is pretty good news for me.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 20, 2006, 08:45:11 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite Water Park?


I really liked Whitewater in Atlanta.
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Post by: clemsonfan on July 20, 2006, 09:08:51 AM
I'll go with Boomerang Bay at King's Island (Mason, OH).
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Post by: Butter on July 20, 2006, 09:09:38 AM
I've been to approximately 3 water parks in my life, so I'll go with the most recent (see above).
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Post by: Poncho on July 20, 2006, 09:57:50 AM
Typhoon Lagoon @ WDW
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Post by: Jonathan on July 20, 2006, 10:17:42 AM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
I'll go with Boomerang Bay at King's Island (Mason, OH).

Is that what it's called now? See, I almost called it The Beach.

I'm old.
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Post by: clemsonfan on July 20, 2006, 10:36:41 AM
Well, there's a separate place called The Beach in Mason but it's not affiliated with King's Island.
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Post by: berzerker on July 20, 2006, 05:38:13 PM
I'll say Four Bears, outside Detroit, because I used to go there with my best friends. We even kidnapped a friend out of summer school once, to go.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 21, 2006, 08:35:19 AM
QOTD

How would you describe your most recent photo ID picture(s)?


My most recent one was for work, and I'm not smiling, so I'd say it's not very good. My driver's license is better; my passport is absolutely horrendous.
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Post by: Megs79 on July 21, 2006, 09:50:42 AM
My driver's license picture is pretty good.  Almost too good, I'm always afraid that bouncers are going to think it's not me.
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Post by: whigsgeek on July 21, 2006, 10:05:48 AM
My driver's license photo is horrible.  :2gunfire:  I hate having to show it to anyone.
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Post by: Jonathan on July 21, 2006, 10:35:57 AM
I look like my dad in my drivers licence picture (taken last year). Scary and kinda depressing.

My passport photo is from when I was in college, so I have a lot more dark curly hair and a beard. Frankly, I'm surprised that at the airport, they don't pull me aside for "special security checks" based on that passport photo.
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Post by: Dan on July 21, 2006, 01:05:27 PM
My drivers license is blah and nothing to write home about - either good or bad - but I do think my latest passport photo is actually pretty good.  Weird, huh?
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Post by: Jonathan on July 21, 2006, 01:11:05 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
Well, there's a separate place called The Beach in Mason but it's not affiliated with King's Island.

But it's at the same exit off of 71, right? I didn't realise KI had started their own water park on the grounds.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 24, 2006, 08:40:47 AM
QOTD

What TV shows, if any, do you own in their entirety on DVD?


I have Angel and Coupling. When the third season is released, I'll also have Arrested Development.
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Post by: Poncho on July 24, 2006, 08:52:11 AM
Friends and Lost.
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Post by: SFG on July 24, 2006, 09:03:08 AM
Firefly, Buffy the vampire slayer, and sports night.  Oh, and i have all the family guy seasons released so far.

currently i'm working on getting all of the West Wing seasons.  i have 1-3
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Post by: Butter on July 24, 2006, 09:21:02 AM
I will eventually own all Kids in the Hall and Mr. Show.  I would also one day like to have The Simpsons... but only maybe through about Season 12-13 or so.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 24, 2006, 09:51:38 AM
Black Books
Captain Scarlet
Coupling
Dinnerladies
Futurama
Joe 90
The New Statesman
Peep Show
The Royle Family
The Secret Service
Shameless
Starved
Stingray
The Young Ones
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Post by: kcneon on July 24, 2006, 09:55:25 AM
My favorite is just too expensive, Le Femme Nikita, so I've been going through the available seasons slowly via Netflix!  

Futurama
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Post by: Jonathan on July 24, 2006, 10:13:31 AM
Sports Night
The Young Ones
Fawlty Towers
Monty Python's Flying Circus
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Post by: whigsgeek on July 24, 2006, 11:29:13 AM
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse
Dame Edna
Davey and Goliath
Family Guy
Land of the Lost
Sopranos
The Young Ones
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Post by: cuddlyevil on July 24, 2006, 11:33:14 AM
Fawlty Towers
Monty Python
Futurama
Robotech
Keen Eddie

I'm sure there are more but I can't remember right now.
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Post by: redbobsled on July 24, 2006, 12:58:48 PM
Buffy and Lost, and I think Brian owns a bunch of Adult Swim stuff in its entirety.  But I hate hate HATE adult swim, so I have no idea which shows.  

I'm full of hate.  I think it had something to do with the 111 degree weather of the weekend.
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Post by: Buzzstein on July 24, 2006, 02:04:55 PM
none
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Post by: whigsgeek on July 24, 2006, 03:39:22 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse
Dame Edna
Davey and Goliath
Family Guy
Land of the Lost
Sopranos
The Young Ones


Oops! Forgot to include the original Office series. I have both seasons and the special of that one.
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Post by: Jonathan on July 24, 2006, 03:46:48 PM
Um, yeah, I forgot about The Office too. I knew there was one I was missing...
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 25, 2006, 07:44:29 AM
QOTD

What is your favorite bread, roll, etc. for sandwiches?



I love a croissant.
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Post by: clemsonfan on July 25, 2006, 08:09:24 AM
rye
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Post by: Jonathan on July 25, 2006, 10:11:57 AM
Ordinarily, a kasier roll. But there seems to be this trend among the fancier sandwich shops to offer rolls with asiago cheese baked on top of them. I like asiago cheese. Ergo, I purchase these sandwiches.
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Post by: MissKitty on July 25, 2006, 10:12:36 AM
Pumpernickel bagels, and those lovely poppyseed kaiser rolls from Dorothy Lane Market.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on July 25, 2006, 12:21:47 PM
It totally depends on the sandwich. If it's a reuben, then marble rye. If it's a sub, italian. If it's pbj, white or wheat. Anything else it'll be a kaiser.
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Post by: Megs79 on July 25, 2006, 12:33:17 PM
the bread at jimmy johns
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Post by: redbobsled on July 25, 2006, 12:45:06 PM
It really depends on the type of sandwich.  I like wheat or honey wheat for PB & J, but I like corn rye for almost everything else.  I don't eat a whole lot of sandwiches, but I sure do love bread!
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Post by: whigsgeek on July 25, 2006, 12:57:08 PM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
It totally depends on the sandwich.


Ditto. I'm pretty much off of bread right now, but back in the day (waaay back in January 2006) if it was bologna and cheese w/ French's mustard, it had to be on white bread. A reuben had to be on rye. Other than that, my favorite sammich bread was Honey Cracked Wheat from (I think) Stroehmann's. (I agree w/ Megs that Jimmy John's bread rocks, too.)

One of my brothers is a chef, and he makes an absolutely orgasmic potato bread. His stuffed breads (sausage, spinach, or cheese) also are to die for. Oh, and his sunflower bread ...
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Post by: Dan on July 25, 2006, 02:40:12 PM
Depends on the sandwich, but I do love a sesame bun.  I think it makes all the difference on burgers especially.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 25, 2006, 02:43:20 PM
You bloody Americans can't do any bread that's worth a damn...

Let alone $3.19
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Post by: foolsgold on July 25, 2006, 03:21:46 PM
Mrs.Foolsgold and I were drooling over Pho Paris' (http://www.phoparis.com) bread.  Just a French baguette, but brushed with honey butter, cilantro, basil and mint.  God damn that was good.

Otherwise, Frida's in Madeira does a great raisin peasant bread.  Makes for a yummy French toast.
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Post by: Rafe on July 25, 2006, 03:38:25 PM
I really like the "country bread" that I used to buy fresh on a daily basis when I lived in Belgium. It was just a delicious, crusty, round white loaf, best eaten warm. There are an Italian couple who bake bread at our local farmer's market, and that's also delicious, again eaten warm. A white, ciabatta style loaf that one. Good old german breakfast broetchen are superb little rolls, and I'm a fan of the old fashioned cottage loaf over here.
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Post by: trixi on July 25, 2006, 04:32:20 PM
When I can get them, kaiser roll with poppy seed, and for everyday eatings, white bread.  However,
I'll eat most any bread (no nuts, or rye or assorted other things).
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 26, 2006, 08:47:43 AM
QOTD

If you hosted a talk show with a format like Politically Incorrect, who would your four guests be?
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Poncho on July 26, 2006, 08:56:08 AM
I hate politics... but an issues show...

Jenna Jameson
Mark Cuban
Tori Amos
Jesse Jackson

I don't know that I agree with ANY of their views... but that would certainly be a fun show.  I think you could probably get 3 against 1 on virtually any topic.  Which everyone knows are the funnest. The pr0n star, the young money loudmouth, the hippy, the self-righteous religious guy.

Not a shy one in the bunch though.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 26, 2006, 10:31:16 AM
-Jimmy Carter because he's the most awesome president whose administration anybody of my generation will ever live under.

-Orin Hatch only because he's impressed me with his public disagreement with Bush on the stem cell thing.

-Juliana's grandmother because she can argue politics all day long and she still calls a couch a davenport.

-My Mother because she's a crazy, super conservative, evangelical Christian that doesn't know the first thing about politics and it'd be funny to watch her frustrate the hell out of somebody else for a change.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 27, 2006, 07:22:57 AM
QOTD

Jem (http://www.jem-music.net/) or Dido (http://www.didomusic.com/)?


I'll go with Jem.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on July 27, 2006, 07:28:59 AM
Dido
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: mik on July 27, 2006, 08:32:18 AM
Music - Dido
Looks - Jem
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on July 27, 2006, 09:15:33 AM
Jem, because she's truly outrageous. Truly, truly, truly outrageous.



Don't look at me like that. Somebody was bound to say it.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 27, 2006, 09:20:11 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

If you hosted a talk show with a format like Politically Incorrect, who would your four guests be?


1) Margaret Thatcher
2) Someone with a gun
3) Someone with a gun
4) Someone with a gun
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: whigsgeek on July 27, 2006, 11:18:47 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

If you hosted a talk show with a format like Politically Incorrect, who would your four guests be?


Somehow I completely missed this question yesterday. I was originally going to take the high road and select a "fair and balanced" panel comprising (who I consider to be) the best political thinkers of our time. Then I decided I'd rather sit back and watch this verbal 3-on-1 bitch-slap in sadistic glee:

Bill O'Reilly
Keith Olbermann
Al Franken
Katrina vanden Heuvel

:twisted:
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Buzzstein on July 27, 2006, 12:36:15 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
QOTD

If you hosted a talk show with a format like Politically Incorrect, who would your four guests be?


Ralph Nader
Maynard James Keenan
John McCain
Michael Badnarik
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 28, 2006, 08:50:11 AM
QOTD

Besides Butter (of course), who else do you consider to be a douchebag?
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: clemsonfan on July 28, 2006, 10:49:40 AM
Gwyneth Paltrow
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: MissKitty on July 28, 2006, 10:52:10 AM
George W. Bush
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 28, 2006, 12:06:41 PM
Precident Bush
Margaret Thatcher
The 3 guys with guns in the "Politically Incorrect" studio who didn't use them on her.
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Dan on July 28, 2006, 01:53:21 PM
WileE
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 28, 2006, 02:01:41 PM
Tom Cruise
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Jonathan on July 28, 2006, 02:44:04 PM
I agree with all of the above posted response, plus:

Arsene Wenger
Barry Bonds
Tom DeLay
Dick Pound (head of the World Anti-Doping Agency, and a complete cunt)
Pat Robertson
Pete Doherty
Colin Farrell

and last, but by no means least, Butter O'Sixty-nine
Title: QOTD VIII: The Ocho
Post by: Rafe on July 28, 2006, 02:50:46 PM
Thatcher
Norman Tebitt
Eugene Terreblanche