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Post by Guest on 2017-05-09, 08:48

Steven Seagal is a national security threat.

Steven Seagal banned from Ukraine, deemed national security threat

....to the Ukraine.

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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-05-09, 08:53

You would have learned about Seagal last Saturday if you had read the official Seagal thread. tongue
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Post by Guest on 2017-05-09, 08:58

Floyd Robertson wrote:You would have learned about Seagal last Saturday if you had read the official Seagal thread. tongue

Dammit, I searched too, when I saw the title to that thread I thought it was about a video game not all things Seagal. sorry man.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-05-09, 09:04

LooseGoose wrote:
Floyd Robertson wrote:You would have learned about Seagal last Saturday if you had read the official Seagal thread. tongue

Dammit, I searched too, when I saw the title to that thread I thought it was about a video game not all things Seagal. sorry man.

It's not actually the "Official Seagal" thread, and yes, I'm just hassling you.
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Post by Guest on 2017-05-09, 09:35

Floyd Robertson wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:

Dammit, I searched too, when I saw the title to that thread I thought it was about a video game not all things Seagal. sorry man.

It's not actually the "Official Seagal" thread, and yes, I'm just hassling you.

I really thought we might have one of those based on certain regular posters here.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-05-24, 14:45

TIL Before making it big in comedy, Phil Hartman designed a few album covers, including one for Steely Dan. Shocked
https://www.fastcodesign.com/3044107/8-album-covers-designed-by-legendary-comedian-phil-hartman
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Post by The Pantry on 2017-05-24, 15:13

Aja was/is a great album.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-05-24, 15:25

The Pantry wrote:Aja was/is a great album.

Dead Phil Hartman says you're welcome.
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Post by Guest on 2017-05-24, 15:59

tGreenWay wrote:TIL Before making it big in comedy, Phil Hartman designed a few album covers, including one for Steely Dan. Shocked
https://www.fastcodesign.com/3044107/8-album-covers-designed-by-legendary-comedian-phil-hartman

I owned 2 of those albums.


WBH had to own this one:
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-05-31, 18:50

400 million years ago in the early Devonian period 83% of the world's land mass was in the southern hemisphere. Today it is 32%.

Distribution of landmasses of the Paleo-Earth
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Post by Guest on 2017-06-04, 16:07

Where the phrase "Cup of Joe" might have originated....

A Cup o' Joe

Yet another such link to Daniels persists in Navy lore. The popular American slang for coffee—“a cup of Joe”—is held to be an apt and direct association to the abstemious gentleman who unwittingly had a hand in ushering in a new and even greater drinking obsession. Regardless of that story’s veracity, there can be no denying that while coffee had long been an integral aspect of life in commissioned ships, the banishment of alcohol made it an essential ritual. Coffee replaced the daily rum tot (or the mealtime wine) with numerous caffeine tots—all the day long.

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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-06-05, 19:30

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Post by Guest on 2017-06-07, 13:34

...that Wags is in the shirt business.

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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-06-07, 14:25

I think if that were DWags, the grad cap would've been replaced by a baseball cap.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-06-09, 10:35

Today I learned that Zima was discontinued in 2008.

Zima Returning To Stores This Summer
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Post by Guest on 2017-06-09, 13:26

Floyd Robertson wrote:Today I learned that Zima was discontinued in 2008.

Zima Returning To Stores This Summer

Get your headband and porn 'stache ready for summer.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-06-09, 17:40

TIL hippos sweat blood. Okay, it's not really blood, and it's sometimes red and sometimes more of a pinkish hue. It's also not sweat. Hippo blood sweat is really an oily secretion which acts as an antibiotic and antibacterial as well as a sunscreen and skin conditioner, because hippo skin is prone to cracking.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3749351.stm
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-hippopotamuses-actuall/

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Post by goodbar on 2017-06-12, 09:56

tGreenWay wrote:TIL hippos sweat blood. Okay, it's not really blood, and it's sometimes red and sometimes more of a pinkish hue. It's also not sweat. Hippo blood sweat is really an oily secretion which acts as an antibiotic and antibacterial as well as a sunscreen and skin conditioner, because hippo skin is prone to cracking.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3749351.stm
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-hippopotamuses-actuall/


also good for an upset stomach.
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Post by Rocinante on 2017-06-12, 11:45

LooseGoose wrote:
Floyd Robertson wrote:Today I learned that Zima was discontinued in 2008.

Zima Returning To Stores This Summer

Get your headband and porn 'stache ready for summer.

Oh man. The ladies loved that shit. It smells like vomit right out of the bottle too, so it doesn't have far to go when it inevitably comes back up.
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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on 2017-06-12, 12:48

I'm gonna buy a bunch of it and mix it with some Clearly Canadian. That's how you get the ladies panties wet.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-06-12, 16:55

TIL Fatty Arbuckle really was innocent. I'd never read anything about his three murder trials, but damn, that SF prosecutor should've been jailed for ignoring so much exculpatory evidence.
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Post by The Pantry on 2017-06-12, 21:56

TIL I have until close COB Wednesday to quote a project directly to GM that, from the email trail, dates back to Sept of last year.

Going for a lineup in the morning to figure out what the project entails and ask why they need a number so quick after fucking the dog so long
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-06-14, 14:35

The Pantry wrote:TIL I have until close COB Wednesday to quote a project directly to GM that, from the email trail, dates back to Sept of last year.

Going for a lineup in the morning to figure out what the project entails and ask why they need a number so quick after fucking the dog so long

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Post by The Pantry on 2017-06-14, 23:37

tGreenWay wrote:
The Pantry wrote:TIL I have until close COB Wednesday to quote a project directly to GM that, from the email trail, dates back to Sept of last year.

Going for a lineup in the morning to figure out what the project entails and ask why they need a number so quick after fucking the dog so long

I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-06-15, 01:17

The Pantry wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:

I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you


Well, then, I don't want to know.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-07-11, 19:55

TIL Eric Esch, aka Butterbean, was born in Georgia but spent several years in St. Johns as a kid before his family moved to Alabama. All these years later, he still considers St. Johns his hometown.

http://on.lsj.com/2u92GSL
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Post by Death Roe on 2017-07-11, 19:57

"Is Butterbean okay?"

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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-08-04, 14:14


TIL: The Woman's Christian Temperance Union, those wacky activists who helped bring about Prohibition and work toward other social changes, was formed in late 1873/74 and remains active on an international scale to this very day.

"At its founding in 1874, the stated purpose of the WCTU was to create a "sober and pure world" by abstinence, purity, and evangelical Christianity. Annie Wittenmyer was its first president. The constitution of the WCTU called for "the entire prohibition of the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors as a beverage."

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woman%27s_Christian_Temperance_Union

https://www.wctu.org/


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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-08-04, 14:49

tGreenWay wrote:
TIL: The Woman's Christian Temperance Union, those wacky activists who helped bring about Prohibition and work toward other social changes, was formed in late 1873/74 and remains active on an international scale to this very day.

"At its founding in 1874, the stated purpose of the WCTU was to create a "sober and pure world" by abstinence, purity, and evangelical Christianity. Annie Wittenmyer was its first president. The constitution of the WCTU called for "the entire prohibition of the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors as a beverage."

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woman%27s_Christian_Temperance_Union

https://www.wctu.org/



Carrie Nation ran the WCTU branch in Medicine Lodge, KS.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-08-04, 15:16

Floyd Robertson wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:
TIL: The Woman's Christian Temperance Union, those wacky activists who helped bring about Prohibition and work toward other social changes, was formed in late 1873/74 and remains active on an international scale to this very day.

"At its founding in 1874, the stated purpose of the WCTU was to create a "sober and pure world" by abstinence, purity, and evangelical Christianity. Annie Wittenmyer was its first president. The constitution of the WCTU called for "the entire prohibition of the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors as a beverage."

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woman%27s_Christian_Temperance_Union

https://www.wctu.org/



Carrie Nation ran the WCTU branch in Medicine Lodge, KS.

What a scary, scary woman.

Edit: I just checked: Carrie Nation stood nearly 6' tall and weighed about 175 lbs. IOW, twice the size of Travis.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-08-16, 08:36

fvcking mathematicians have too much time on their hands.

Did you know we just witnessed Pythagorean Theorem Day?

Pythagorean Theorem Day or Pythagoras Theorem Day is celebrated when the sum of the squares of the first two digits in a date equals the square of the last digit in the date.

Yesterday was a Pythagorean Theorem Day - August 15, 2017 (8/15/17 or 15/8/17): 8² + 15² = 17²

The day  gets its name from Pythagoras' Theorem, which defines the relationship between the sides of a right triangle or a right-angled triangle – a triangle where one angle is at 90 degrees. According to the Theorem, in a right triangle, the square of the hypotenuse (the longest side of the triangle) is equal to the sum of the square of the other two sides. The Theorem is named after Greek mathematician and philosopher, Pythagoras, who is thought to have formulated the proof for it.

The next Pythagorean Theorem Day will be
December 16, 2020 (12/16/20 or 16/12/20): 12² + 16² = 20²
July 24, 2025 (7/24/25 or 24/7/25): 7² + 24² = 25²
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Post by Izzo Court on 2017-08-16, 10:15

Mayflies spend 99.9% of their life in a nymph stage eating stuff at the bottom of lakes and rivers. Then they pull themselves free of their nymphal shuck and rest to dry their newly exposed wings. They they fly away and hump and then die. Some cities need to use snow plows to remove the dead corpses.

Ironically, what is seen as a nuisance in America is seen as a gift in Africa. Locals around Lake Victoria gather adults of the mayfly Povilla adusta together with Chironomid midges to make a type of patty called ‘Kungu’. This protein rich food stuff is an important part of their diet.

https://freshwaterblog.net/2011/05/16/the-mayflys-lifecycle-a-fascinating-fleeting-story/
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-09-08, 16:23

Country music artist Montgomery Gentry was actually two dudes. I always figured it was one guy.

I say "was two dudes" because the Gentry guy died in a helo crash today.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-09-08, 17:30

Floyd Robertson wrote:Country music artist Montgomery Gentry was actually two dudes. I always figured it was one guy.

I say "was two dudes" because the Gentry guy died in a helo crash today.

Whoa, you really buried the lede with that one.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-09-09, 06:52

tGreenWay wrote:
Floyd Robertson wrote:Country music artist Montgomery Gentry was actually two dudes. I always figured it was one guy.

I say "was two dudes" because the Gentry guy died in a helo crash today.

Whoa, you really buried the lede with that one.

Maybe today I'll learn why lede isn't spelled lead in the news business.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-10-01, 23:38

TIL that Cortez Kennedy died earlier this year. Somehow I missed that story and only just heard it mentioned on SNF. Damn, he was always a favorite of mine, even when he was on the U team that came into SS and blew out the G&W. RIP.
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Post by Guest on 2017-10-07, 09:45

SalenaZito‏Verified account @SalenaZito 12m12 minutes ago
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60 yrs ago today Captain Kangaroo debuted Mr Green Jeans & Dancing Bear brought to life my love for books-how many of you remember watching?

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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-10-07, 10:26

I remember Goose. Along with Green Giant, that little minx Lambchop and Kimba the freak of nature white lion and Speed Racer. We had it pretty good back then.
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Post by DWags on 2017-10-07, 10:50

LooseGoose wrote:SalenaZito‏Verified account @SalenaZito 12m12 minutes ago
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60 yrs ago today Captain Kangaroo debuted Mr Green Jeans & Dancing Bear brought to life my love for books-how many of you remember watching?


It looks like Mr green jeans and the captain had some go rounds with the bottle and naked minors. Just saying.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-10-07, 18:28

LooseGoose wrote:SalenaZito‏Verified account @SalenaZito 12m12 minutes ago
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60 yrs ago today Captain Kangaroo debuted Mr Green Jeans & Dancing Bear brought to life my love for books-how many of you remember watching?


I remember the names of Dancing Bear and Mr. Green Jeans, but don't recall anything specific from the show, even though I watched it all the time.
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