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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 11 Sep 2017, 18:35

Are those John Elton's boots?
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Postby sloopjohnc » 12 Sep 2017, 21:30

About character actor, Strother Martin.

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At 17, he won the National Junior Springboard Diving Championship. He served as a swimming instructor in the United States Navy during World War II and was a member of the diving team at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He entered the adult National Springboard Diving competition in hopes of gaining a berth on the U.S. Olympic team but finished third in the competition.

After the war, Martin moved to Los Angeles, California and worked as a swimming instructor and as a swimming extra in water scenes in films. He earned bit roles in a number of pictures and soon gained frequent character roles in films and television through the 1950s,
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Postby The Great Defector » 13 Sep 2017, 18:40

The stereotypical "Ski" at the end of polish names is to make them masculine, or "ska" is feminine.
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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 13 Sep 2017, 18:55

The Great Defector wrote:"ska" is feminine.


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Postby Charlie O. » 15 Sep 2017, 04:01

First pressings of The Doors' "Hello, I Love You" 45 gave the title as "Hello, I Love You, Won't You Tell Me Your Name?"
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Postby Six String » 17 Sep 2017, 23:45

The largest batch of hummus ever made weighed 4,532 pounds created by the Association Of Lebanese Industrialists, the Kafaat Catering School and Chef Ramzi Choueiry in Beirut, Lebanon October 24,2009. :shock:

That's a lot of garbanzos. :)

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 18 Sep 2017, 00:19

Six String wrote:The largest batch of hummus ever made weighed 4,532 pounds created by the Association Of Lebanese Industrialists, the Kafaat Catering School and Chef Ramzi Choueiry in Beirut, Lebanon October 24,2009. :shock:

That's a lot of garbanzos. :)


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Postby The Great Defector » 18 Sep 2017, 17:13

The difference between a platform server and a web server.
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Postby Jimbo » 23 Sep 2017, 16:27

Because of the new Vietnam documentary I'm reading reviews and chat about the subject and one thing I just learned was that US involvement in Vietnam goes way back before even the 1950s.


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“U.S. involvement in Vietnam did not begin in the 1960’s or even the 1940’s, but in 1845. That’s right — 1845. In that year the people of Da Nang arrested a French missionary bishop for breaking local laws. The U.S. commander of “Old Ironsides” (the U.S.S. Constitution) landed U.S. Navy and Marines in support of French efforts to reclaim their missionary. Mad Jack Percival, the ship’s captain, fired into the city of Da Nang, killing 3 dozen Vietnamese, wounding more, and taking the local mandarins hostage. He then demanded that the Catholic Bishop be freed in exchange for his hostages. The Vietnamese were unimpressed. They refused his demand and waited. “Mad Jack” got tired of waiting, released his hostages, and sailed away leaving the Bishop behind. One hundred and thirty years later, Americans would again become tired of their involvement and leave Vietnam. Unfortunately we would leave behind far more than 3 dozen dead.”
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Postby sloopjohnc » 23 Sep 2017, 16:40

Glow worms are really maggots and fireflies are really beetles.
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Postby Hugh » 29 Sep 2017, 08:20

Actually I've always known this but I've just had it reinforced. It is impossible to sing along with the "Don't you know that sometimes" line in Sound And Vision without doing it in your most ridiculous David Bowie voice.







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Postby Diamond Dog » 16 Oct 2017, 20:20

It's funny, apparently.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 01 Nov 2017, 18:48

Colposinquanonia : Estimating a woman's beauty based on her chest.
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Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 01 Nov 2017, 21:16

Christopher Lasch's The Culture of Narcissism tells us, in its opening chapter, about many things that are so dreadfully wrong anno 2017.

The book is 38 years old, and I read it first in about 1987.

I read this chapter just this evening, and I was moved to tears.

It's not really about any trivial fact that came to my attention today. But it's relevant, and that's what counts.
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Postby Count Machuki » 02 Nov 2017, 16:42

Harvey K-Tel wrote:
The Great Defector wrote:"ska" is feminine.


Machuki's not going to like this one bit...


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Postby Diamond Dog » 10 Nov 2017, 16:13

No matter how long he's away,
Still a twat on his return day.....
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Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 10 Nov 2017, 16:42

The Great Defector wrote:The stereotypical "Ski" at the end of polish names is to make them masculine, or "ska" is feminine.


Like "-son" or "-dottir" in Icelandic names?
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Bride Of Sea Of Tunes wrote:
The Great Defector wrote:The stereotypical "Ski" at the end of polish names is to make them masculine, or "ska" is feminine.


Like "-son" or "-dottir" in Icelandic names?


I think the use of "son" in Icelandic names, Johnson for example, means "son of john". In Iceland I think your surname is made up of your da's first name and then firing a "son" on the end. In Poland, I think it just makes it masculine or feminine. It doesn't mean "son of...". I could be wrong though.
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Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 10 Nov 2017, 17:54

The Great Defector wrote:
Bride Of Sea Of Tunes wrote:
The Great Defector wrote:The stereotypical "Ski" at the end of polish names is to make them masculine, or "ska" is feminine.


Like "-son" or "-dottir" in Icelandic names?


I think the use of "son" in Icelandic names, Johnson for example, means "son of john". In Iceland I think your surname is made up of your da's first name and then firing a "son" on the end. In Poland, I think it just makes it masculine or feminine. It doesn't mean "son of...". I could be wrong though.


A, I see. It's more like Mikhail Gorbachev and Raisa Gorbacheva?
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Postby Diamond Dog » 10 Nov 2017, 18:04

What about Mr Lubba Lubba then?
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