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ShadowQuest says:
(Wed Apr 16 19:10:54 2014 74.44.175.188) [Edit/Delete]
Zoom through on a miserable snowy day

valMichael, Christopher Marlowe

Also sough - suf or sou.

Not to mention sought - sawt.

He ought not to have sought, she thought.

Zoom, zoom



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valMichael says:
(Wed Apr 16 19:02:02 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
ChristopherMarlowe 3 more:
lough = lok
thorough = thuro
through = thru
That's 7 different pronunciations :)



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Maverick says:
(Wed Apr 16 18:59:14 2014 69.245.64.78) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Olive Oyl Doyle.


Wolfguard: I will forever consider myself a failure in not being able to explain to you why I would be talking about the Maunder Minimum if I wasn't talking about sunspots. The minimum in the term "Maunder Minimum" refers to a minimum number of sunspots. And talking about the Little Ice Age is talking about reduced temperatures (ice = lack of warming.) Are you thinking about "total solar output" again? Is that what's confusing you? I've been trying to explain something to you and you've been too busy trying to find me in a mistake to listen. Anyway, I'll console myself in that I have to believe you must be only reading half of things again or you are intentionally not understanding. Now, there--you've probably stopped reading again--but let me quote Wikipedia once again, "The Maunder Minimum coincides with the middle part, (Aside: I added the coldest part,) of the Little Ice Age." Now, come on, you can understand this! Take the lampshade off your head and let that light bulb glow.


"God's Not Dead" continues to do well at the Box Office. See it--it is much better than it needs to be.


"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." disappointed me by choosing Grant Ward as a Hydra mole; it seemed too much like a superimposed writing decision (they chose the absolutely least-likely person) that did not follow and flow from previously established exposition, kind of like when Joss forced Willow into the life of Lesbianism.


The BBS was not killed by Dru but by Dr. Drew (or was it Dr. Dré?)


Maverick


Relax




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Ebdim9th says:
(Wed Apr 16 18:14:18 2014 69.57.49.129) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Apr 16 18:26:30 2014
fly-by postage

valMichael Agent Cooper http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/04/08/curiosity_photo_light_seen_on_mars_is_a_camera_artifact_not_a_real_one.html (follow the link/ update in the story for other possibilities)



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 16 18:09:21 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael Hah! that's a good one!

valMichael It's a wonder how anyone learns to pronounce the english language, given all the exceptions to the rule.

pronounciations of 'ough'

cough=Kauf
though=tho
rough=ruff
bough=bau



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Apr 16 15:43:13 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Barbara Gordon



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valMichael says:
(Wed Apr 16 15:20:11 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
IceLord sent me the following:

DIVORCE VS. MURDER

A nice, calm and respectable lady went into the pharmacy, walked up to the pharmacist, looked straight into his eyes, and said, "I would like to buy some cyanide."

The pharmacist asked, "Why in the world do you need cyanide?"

The lady replied, "I need it to poison my husband."

The pharmacist's eyes got big and he explained, "Lord have mercy! I can't give you cyanide to kill your husband, that's against the law!! I'll lose my license!
They'll throw both of us in jail! All kinds of bad things will happen. Absolutely not! You CANNOT have any cyanide!"
The lady reached into her purse and pulled out a picture of her husband in bed with the pharmacist's wife.

The pharmacist looked at the picture and replied, "You didn't tell me you had a prescription."



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valMichael says:
(Wed Apr 16 15:09:45 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Apr 16 15:14:47 2014
Happy Birthday: ageless#2, buffygirl, Lil'Slayee, Scourge of Europe, and Seraphim!

YAY Sita the Night Goddess!

Trivia Girl
Harriet "Harry" Doyle. (echoing notsoShyGirl's answer :)

deadguy QOD Never.

wolfgaurd, OldManFan It is a small step from boogedy-boogedy-shop to boogedy-boogedy-shopkeeper. Someone here first use the abbreviation for the shopkeeper, but unless we find the page(s) just after that episode, we'll never know who used it first. "I took a small step and there the BBS was."

Ebdim9th, Octoquad Thanks, I love that "poem" too. It did help me with a couple of words I had been mispronouncing all these years.

Question How do you pronounce "ough" within a word? I know of at least 6 completely different pronunciations, and there may be more. :)
Also, isle is pronounced "I'll" instead of "is-lee" or "is-el". The Is-lee of Man. LOL

ETA
I did a review on Amazon for a stainless steel carafe I bought and I have a review ranking. It's 17,717,570. I've only done 2 reviews, so ...



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Wed Apr 16 14:26:47 2014 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Harriet "Harry" Doyle



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Apr 16 14:22:12 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: What was the name of Doyle's ex-wife?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 16 13:29:35 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Yay sita the night goddess!

deadguy qod

I would have donated to an Angel kickstarter movie, because the ending to Angel was not satisfying. But it would have to have been done not long after the show ended, not 10 years after like with Veronica Mars.

I would much prefer a kickstarter to bring Fray to the screen, that seems like a much more doable project.

Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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KAM says:
(Wed Apr 16 12:48:02 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY SITA THE NIGHT GODDESS

Deadguy QOD
:I can't imagine a reason why I would want to do that. This would be akin to me donating money to Bill Gates to work on a software project he's had brewing in his little head.
Donating to Kickstarter is 100% voluntary of course, and I've donated to quite a few over the last year or so. That being said, the whole thing is starting to look more and more like a fraud--that is as a platform to help people launch an endeavor. It is abused by many as nothing other than a pre-order system for products, and others who are well established in their fields for properties that are also well established. Veronica Mars Springs to mind.

I am actually a fan of systems of patrons--where people pay to back things they like, and if Kickstarter is a modern version of that...well, ok. Again, totally voluntary, so run with it. On the other hand when it comes to MY donating, no, I am not likely to want to pay for someone like Joss to produce something. He can risk his own money, and has the resources available to make whatever he wants at this point I suspect.

More broadly, I am beginning to really sour on Kickstarter in general--which is VERY abused by established entities. It's either a pre-order system or part of their marketing, rather than assistance to someone who has a great idea trying to get something off the ground, and I'm not eager to spend my money on that.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Wed Apr 16 12:12:12 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for sita the night goddess!

yay sita the night goddess!

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

the sunnydale fund, please donate - you wouldn't believe our re-location costs

would you donate to a kickstarter campaign for a buffy movie? a non-buffy slayerverse movie? some other joss project?


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Wed Apr 16 11:41:02 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Wednesday, April 16 2014 C.E.

We have FIVE (5) Birthdays!



ageless#2
buffygirl
LilSlayee
Scourge of Europe
Seraphim



Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
ageless#2, buffygirl, Lil'Slayee, Scourge of Europe, Seraphim!



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

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



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Apr 16 04:07:44 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Apr 16 04:08:16 2014
Yay Neonate!!

Happy Birthday Newfan!!



Beldin,

Thank you.


OldManFan,

Thank you on BBS and magic shoppe notes.


Rant - Tis was a clear Sunday night and tonight, but during the total lunar eclipse Monday overnight, all night storm in Atlanta. :(



Deadguy Memorial Buffy Tuesday Question

Which of the scoobies is the easiest to buy gifts for (birthdays, etc.)?

Dawn. Just take her shopping and she'd nick what she wanted. *g*



Good Night to All

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 16 03:50:24 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Apr 16 04:02:41 2014
Beldin {{vibes}} for your mom's continued well-being!



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Beldin says:
(Wed Apr 16 03:43:04 2014 64.92.34.103) [Edit/Delete]
Drive-by.

I'm beat so no postage from me tonight. Besides a bad day at work, Mom rolled her car on a gravel road. I got the call that they were bringing her into Emergency about four o'clock. Nothing broken but she's bruised and sore. Also, scan showed a small bit of blood on her brain. The Neurologist said he'd be very, very surprised if it grew or caused anything but they're keeping her in ICU for monitoring tonight because she takes a couple of medicines that thin the blood and the doc didn't want to take any chances.

wolfguard - I was going to answer your question when I got home but, in lieu of that, I'll just link to Diasporial. If you have more questions I'll try to answer tomorrow.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 16 03:31:52 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Apr 16 03:49:09 2014
wolfguard I note that the the stories about the NSA surveillance have won a Pulitzer Prize. Not entirely sure how I feel about that.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 16 02:28:00 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard We'll meet somewhere in the middle then. *g*

ShadowQuest Did you sacrifice some goat? That's a lot of opportunities there.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Apr 16 01:53:31 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Ha. I've been thinking I would have to just go ahead and watch one episode a night to get caught up.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 16 01:23:21 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Not worries, Firefly has more or less been put on the bottom of my watch list. *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Apr 16 01:19:48 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

You, timely. Me, tardy.

I believe last week you watched The Message. A week or two ago I watched Trash, but have not yet posted on it. :(


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Apr 16 00:45:35 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Where are we at with the Firefly marathon?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Apr 15 23:47:57 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
I iz home!



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ShadowQuest says:
(Tue Apr 15 22:48:06 2014 74.44.175.188) [Edit/Delete]
Zoom through

Ebdim9th Oh, I've considered having Sam Leap into Buffy, I just could never decide if it should be when she's w/Angel, or Spike. Either way would've been entertaining - have him Leap in while she's on patrol, just as a vampire attacks. Angel/Spike calls out a warning, Sam acts instinctively and flips the vamp over his shoulder, Angel/Spike stakes it, but has vamped out himself, which confuses Sam. Angel/Spike says "You're hurt" and gently wipes the blood off Sam's face...

Al, of course, would have a very hard time w/the whole thing, what will all the vampires and dead bodies around.

Christopher Marlowe So I went to town this afternoon, came home & checked my email to find: "Congratulations, you have met the initial eligibility requirements of the Job Opportunity Announcement for the Transportation Security Officer (TSO) position. The next step in the candidate assessment process is for you to take a computer Based Test (CBT) that lasts about two and one half (2) hours."

So now that's three jobs in the last week that could potentially hire me - the local plumbing & heating company (interview this Friday afternoon), TSA and a local feed store, which contacted me yesterday about a permanent position that starts @$8/hour; I'll be doing a job shadow next Wednesday from 1-3 for that position.

And since Kohl's only has me on for Tuesday of next week...

Off to get the pizza in the oven and load, hook up & run the dishwasher.

Agents of SHIELD is TWO episodes tonight - re-airing last week's episode, "Turn, Turn, Turn," followed by a new episode, "Providence."

Zoom, zoom



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Apr 15 21:06:40 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick,

If you want to talk about sunspot activity as a mechanism of global warming, that's fine; however, from the beginning you have been adamant in equating the Little Ice Age (LIA) with the Maunder Minimum (MM).

When you first posted on the MM and the LIA, I checked their dates, something you could have done when you first learned of the phenomena. Why did you not? I suspect it was because it confirmed your beliefs and you wanted to spread the word. Consequently you're credibility is diminished.

What you can say is you made a mistake in equating the MM with the LIA and then move onto to discuss sunspot activity and global warming. OTOH, you can argue people are being ~nit picky~ on it, which will only further diminish your credibility.

Which is more important to you? Your ego or the fight to discredit the ~ global warming whatnots~?


WG



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Tue Apr 15 21:03:47 2014 66.246.173.34) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Apr 15 21:04:40 2014
Trivia Girl As usual, Aaaaaaaaaaaaaa-

hem!




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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Apr 15 20:25:33 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: Who took the name of Nighthawk in the Buffy episode 'Anne'?
Answer: Xander

Trivia Night Hawks: OldManFan, valMichael, notsoShyGirl
Trivia Night Canaries: Maverick



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OldManFan says:
(Tue Apr 15 19:59:08 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Apr 15 20:06:20 2014
wolfguard - technically, I guess it was Angelus.

"I heard. You went shopping at the local boogedy-boogedy store."

ETA - The shop in The Real Me and Passion are defintely not the same location. The shop in Passion wasn't at street level - there were steps going down to the shop. Though the shop in Lovers Walk was at street level, it was much, much smaller than the place that became The Magic Box.

OMF



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Tue Apr 15 19:21:42 2014 66.246.173.34) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Agent cooper I wonder if anyone on the writing staf ever evne thought in terms of chain stores? The BBS almost certainly wasn't such, but the one Spike killed in "LW" veyr easily could have been. (Yes, there's a zing under the words in that sentence.)
In my main ficverse (which, again, remember I started putting it together January of '02) I imagine Anya eventually branching out and setting up a chain, 7 stores by 2026*g.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Apr 15 19:15:31 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe: Oh yeah, Falcon was good. As I watched the movie I kept wondering how they were going to work him in. He had some great lines. The last line in the movie was fantastic. "When do we start?" Heh.


Shadowquest: This is just for you, copied from our local TV weathercast. Keep in mind, after a very looong winter we've just been enjoying unseasonably high temps in the 60s and 70s for the last week or so:

Tonight: Turning sharply colder. Rain changing to a brief period of sleet and snow. 1" in most areas. 1-3" possible in the higher elevations. Windy. Wind: WNW 15-25 mph, gusts to 30 mph AM Low: Mid/upper 20s



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Maverick says:
(Tue Apr 15 19:07:06 2014 69.245.64.78) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Totie Fields.


Music to accompany announcement which is Metro Detroit Breaks Seasonal Snowfall Record. This year, here in the Detroit Area, we've had the most snow EVER, EVER, EVER. 94.8 inches (so far!) this year. That's 7.9 feet. The old record was 93.6 inches from the 1880-81 winter snow season. BTW, Flint, MI (Michael Moore's crybaby city) also set a new record this year. That Global Warming is a REAL Bee-atch. And we've set so many low temperature daily records this year; they're expecting another record low tonight. And guess what? The number of Sunspots are much lower than expected; we are supposed to be in the Maximum point of the normal 11-year sunspot cycle (the sun actually changes polarity every eleven years or so) right now but the spots are just not there (feels like a larger cycle.)


Wolfguard: What can I say? The Maunder Minimum was not like a switch turned instantaneously on and off. It was more like a door slowly swinging open and then slowly closing. The Minimum itself was a long period of virtually NO sunspots. (Some people believe there's recorded observations that the sun's rotation also slowed during this period.) But the period leading into it was a period of gradually decreasing sunspots and the period AFTER the Mimimum was a long period of gradualy increasing amounts of sunspots. It got colder, then it was really cold, then it got warmer.


ShadowQuest: You just have never learned what real Entertainment IS. And, no, I actually believe one of these days, that Wolfguard WILL report that a light has finally come on. BTW, some people holding HIS position actually believe it's okay to lie to advance their argument. No, I don't believe he lies, but I believe he believes some of THEIR lies. Did you know that Muslims are allowed to tell lies to "advance" Islam? They call it Taqqiya. Look it up (Google it.) Have you ever heard of a book called "The Hidden Persuaders" by Vance Packard? Here's a review of the book. The best thing about the TV Series "MadMen" is not the clothing styles or the recreated office environment, but it is the glimpses into the advertising campaigns and their tinkering with how they can make you believe something or associate something with something else. These techniques are constantly being used in political campaigns and you'll never realize it unless you know to expect you're being manipulated.


lostinamerica: I'm king of the world--got my add'l snowfall. Here's what's in Greenfield Village today. cc:valMichael: They have a steam locomotive.


Agent Cooper, KAM: Seeing "Avengers" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" in IMAX 3-D is a whole different experience than the 2-D version, especially if, as in "Avengers" Joss took the time to construct the end of certain scenes to shoot something or have something ricochet at the audience. I have a new IMAX theater around 15 minutes away, and, if I go at the right time of day, I can see it for $10.50 non-weekend, non prime-time (the Prime-time weekend rate may be well over $15.00 a ticket.) Try it once and you'll never go back.


Beldin: Oh, glad to see someone IS entertained. Enjoy this.


Maverick


Theme from "Taxi Driver" by Bernard Herrmann




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Ebdim9th says:
(Tue Apr 15 18:25:58 2014 69.57.49.129) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Apr 15 18:51:57 2014
valMichael my uncle and grandfather drove trains for the railroad (L&N), I got to ride on a steam train brought in for a historical event when I was a li'l bit.... (head still spinning from that language poem)

DaddyCatALSO Agent Cooper I think that's what the bio in the book was referring to, Dragon magazine and some others...

SQ, Quantum Sam covered everything from English vampires to UFOs... now if only he'd jumped into Buffy (in the fourth season, just in time to dislodge Faith, or share space with her), he could have crossed series...

Beldin, that Diaspora quote sounds like it was borrowed from a plot-line in Resident Evil: Extinction...

WG Maverick valMichael some of the most detailed debates on climate change and the effects on social, political and economic environments that I ever read anywhere.... just be a little less irritated with each other...



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Apr 15 18:20:11 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper I was pretty happy with Falcon too. I look forward to seeing more of him.



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Octoquad says:
(Tue Apr 15 17:48:15 2014 69.35.203.238) [Edit/Delete]
YAY! neonate

Happy Birthday to all Celebrants!

valMichael: Thank you for posting the English poem. Liked it.

Your "What? Me worry?" A classic.

84

I miss that neonate. He left and never came back. We used to talk about shared interests and the like. Cool cat.



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Apr 15 17:38:04 2014 98.192.33.109) [Edit/Delete]
Drive-By


Agent Cooper,

LOL!


Since Passion first aired I have believed the tale, which only shows Dru entering the store and speaking to the shopkeeper. Did she kill him or did she leave him be? Last night I revisited the shooting script to see if the writer left hints, but none. OTOH, the BBS is called the 'Juju Man' in the shooting script. In The Real Me the shopkeeper is Mr. Bogarty, similar but not the same as the BBS.1

Wonder who first coined, the 'BBS'?


1 Of course, the shop may not be the same shop as in Passion. There were a lot of churches in Sunnydale. Wonder if there were a lot of magick stores? Were they independent stores or part of chains? Did magick stores ever get into price wars or the like? How would that have played out? Would Willow have a favorite?


WG



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Tue Apr 15 16:47:01 2014 66.246.173.34) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Apr 15 16:50:21 2014
valMichael AS my German prof. said in class, English is, grammatically, a very simple language to learn. But then there's the spelling.

I had a neat trip-up on that when I was about 7. Se, I alreayd knew 1- the Moors had ruled Spain for centuries 2-the Moors came from africa 3-that the same letter could often have different sounds in different words.
So, one nioght when my mother was reading me an article about the MEditerranean Sea, I started naming the ocuntries on the map in the book. So, naturally, when I got to the appropriate part of the map, I said "Mooroocoo."

Steam trains; I beleive the Silverton Narrow-gauge is steam.

Radio call names: I think based on what my Dad told me about WWII, and soem conversations I had with some Vietnam vets in the 80s, those are probably assigned according to a rotating system of categories. So, Riley had the luck to draw the letter "L" when the callbook wa susing "flowerign vines." (Mine always had a relationship to the character, althought I won't explain the ones I used, right now, unless someone asks.



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valMichael says:
(Tue Apr 15 16:31:39 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Apr 15 17:22:44 2014
Steam Trains Did you ever ride the railroad with in a train pulled by a steam engine? I did, once when I was about 5.
One of the largest Steam Engines ever built is being refurbished and will be put in service on special excursion trains.
Click the link to read the article about it.



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valMichael says:
(Tue Apr 15 15:07:14 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Apr 15 15:15:54 2014
ENGLISH IS TOUGH STUFF

(Multi-national personnel at North Atlantic Treaty Organization headquarters near Paris found English to be an easy language ...until they tried to pronounce it.
To help them discard an array of accents, the verses below were devised.
After trying them, a Frenchman said he'd prefer six months at hard labor to reading six lines aloud. Try them yourself.)
My Notes: This must be read aloud
English spelling, not American. This was written for Europeans at NATO
Also if you are unsure how to pronounce a word, check an English English dictionary, not an American English dictionary :)

Dearest creature in creation,
Study English pronunciation.
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.

Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it's written.)
Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as plaque and ague.
But be careful how you speak:
Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;
Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.

Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,
Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,
Exiles, similes, and reviles;
Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
Solar, mica, war and far;
One, anemone, Balmoral,
Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;
Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
Scene, Melpomene, mankind.

Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.
Blood and flood are not like food,
Nor is mould like should and would.
Viscous, viscount, load and broad,
Toward, to forward, to reward.
And your pronunciation's OK
When you correctly say croquet,
Rounded, wounded, grieve and sleeve,
Friend and fiend, alive and live.

Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
And enamour rhyme with hammer.
River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb,
Doll and roll and some and home.
Stranger does not rhyme with anger,
Neither does devour with clangour.
Souls but foul, haunt but aunt,
Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant,
Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,
And then singer, ginger, linger,
Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge,
Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.

Query does not rhyme with very,
Nor does fury sound like bury.
Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth.
Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath.
Though the differences seem little,
We say actual but victual.
Refer does not rhyme with deafer.
Foeffer does, and zephyr, heifer.
Mint, pint, senate and sedate;
Dull, bull, and George ate late.
Scenic, Arabic, Pacific,
Science, conscience, scientific.

Liberty, library, heave and heaven,
Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven.
We say hallowed, but allowed,
People, leopard, towed, but vowed.
Mark the differences, moreover,
Between mover, cover, clover;
Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,
Chalice, but police and lice;
Camel, constable, unstable,
Principle, disciple, label.

Petal, panel, and canal,
Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal.
Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,
Senator, spectator, mayor.
Tour, but our and succour, four.
Gas, alas, and Arkansas.
Sea, idea, Korea, area,
Psalm, Maria, but malaria.
Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean.
Doctrine, turpentine, marine.

Compare alien with Italian,
Dandelion and battalion.
Sally with ally, yea, ye,
Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.
Say aver, but ever, fever,
Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.
Heron, granary, canary.
Crevice and device and aerie.

Face, but preface, not efface.
Phlegm, phlegmatic, ***, glass, bass.
Large, but target, gin, give, verging,
Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.
Ear, but earn and wear and tear
Do not rhyme with here but ere.
Seven is right, but so is even,
Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,
Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,
Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work.

Pronunciation -- think of Psyche!
Is a paling stout and spikey?
Won't it make you lose your wits,
Writing groats and saying grits?
It's a dark abyss or tunnel:
Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale,
Islington and Isle of Wight,
Housewife, verdict and indict.

Finally, which rhymes with enough --
Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?
Hiccough has the sound of cup.
My advice is to give up!!!



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valMichael says:
(Tue Apr 15 14:59:23 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Apr 15 15:00:37 2014
Happy Birthday: Kendra, newfan, Ozlady, Prospero, and Sentinel!

YAY neonate!

Trivia Girl[/b] Alex! akx Xander

deadguy QOD Person - gift.
Xander - comics, Manga
Cordelia - Jewelery, anything Prada
Willow - text books on quantum Physics, Quantum Field Theory, grimores, spell books, etc.
Joyce - household and kitchen items to replace those destroyed in fights :)

lostinamerica I have a brilliant poem called English is Tuff Stuff about pronunciation and spelling of English words. I'll post it for you in a bit. You must try reading it aloud to get the full effect.

wolfguard, Beldin Diaspora is a site I think Maverick would fit with perfectly, give the example post :)
( Maverick - that's a joke :)

DaddyCatALSO those are all better than Lilac! (for Riley :)



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Tue Apr 15 14:43:35 2014 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Xander



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Tue Apr 15 14:38:13 2014 66.246.173.34) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl Xander. My imagiantion has Willow 's call name being Rising Sun, Oz 's Red rover, and Cordelia maybe Lady BLue. (Those were the names I used in "A Midsummer Night's Activities With Picnic Supper." Dan was Eliza.beht Blackwell, Tara was 'Chantress, Angel was Shillelagh, Buffy was Small Jane Silver, anya was Golden eagle, etc.)



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The Birthday Gnome says:
(Tue Apr 15 14:33:02 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Tuesday, April 15, 2014,
The Birthday Gnome brings you through the auspices of the Birthday Gnomette:
FIVE (5) Birthdays!

Kendra
newfan
Ozlady
Prospero
Sentinel

Birthday Happies all,
Happy Birthday to you today,
Happy Birthday from the Bronze to:
¡ Kendra, newfan, Ozlady, Prospero, & Sentinel!
Happy Birthday to you all, all day!
Woo Hoo, and Hip-Hooray!!
For your Birthday!


"What? Me Worry?" A.E. Newman



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OldManFan says:
(Tue Apr 15 14:32:57 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - Xander.

OMF



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Tue Apr 15 14:32:11 2014 66.246.173.34) [Edit/Delete]
ShadowQuest wolfguard Well, without looking it up (probably a bunch of sites) I know Barbara MAndrell (the favorite coutnry singer for baboons - think about it) was also.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Apr 15 14:17:34 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Kam: Well, I'm going to give Cap A one another shot, maybe after Winter Soldier I'll have a better perspective.

Christopher Marlowe: Agree +1000. :-) I really like how they fleshed out Nick Fury in WS. Actually, my favorite scene of his is the end scene, as he's standing by his own grave and he talks about going to Europe to track down Hydra guys. The way he says it, so casually and matter-of-factly, as if he just said he's going to the grocery store for bread. That wouldn't work for alot of people, but when SLJ as Nick Fury says it that way, it's positively chilling. Because it IS that casual for him. He IS going to find these people, and he's GOING to kill them. And nobody is going to be able to stop him. And he knows it. He's THAT kind of scary dangerous guy, a very VERY bad enemy to have....and I liked how SLJ played him that way.

Wolfguard: This is really the second time I've been disappointed in you as a fan. We all know that the BBS wasn't killed by Dru. I'm going to assume you're just trying to drum up some dialogue at this point, and forget you said that.
:-P



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Apr 15 14:15:39 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: Who took the name of Nighthawk in the Buffy episode 'Anne'?



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lostinamerica says:
(Tue Apr 15 12:52:02 2014 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
Yay! neonate!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Apr 15 12:45:49 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
yay neonate!

deadguy qod - I think Xander would be the easiest, just any kind of tool. Dawn might be next easiest, a gift card to any shop.


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!


valMichael Could you do the birthday list for today? I couldn't access the beta this morning and I'm at work now.



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KAM says:
(Tue Apr 15 12:41:15 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY NEONATE

Deadguy QOD
: Xander--he has traditionally had little.

Maverick: I already saw it in non-3D.

Agent Cooper: Well, I would agree the pace was slower, but it didn't bother me, and in fact--it worked well for me giving it a sense of happening over time. Neither of the movies dragged, which is where the problem comes in (for me). That being said...I think Origin Stories are a bit pitfall. I think the Captain America one just happened to do it well.

I'm a comic fan and as I see it--the Cap movies (and Iron Man) did a good job at weaving a story with characters instead of cramming things in just to do it. They felt a lot more like a comic story to me.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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lostinamerica says:
(Tue Apr 15 12:35:35 2014 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael--Now don't start listing English words that don't follow the rules of pronunciation--you'll never stop!


Maverick--Oh yes, we visited Greenfield Village many times when I was a kid--not that I remember much about it :(

The last time I visited Michigan, it must have been at least 10 years ago, we just went to the Henry Ford Museum--impressive!

A couple weeks ago my uncle's niece came into Nashville with a friend just to see the city--she said downtown Detroit really isn't that bad, it's getting there that's bad :(



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Tue Apr 15 12:28:40 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for neonate

yay neonate!

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

sunnydale gifts and accessories - most of our items transform into weapons

which of the scoobies is the easiest to buy gifts for (birthdays, etc.)?


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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ShadowQuest says:
(Tue Apr 15 06:08:07 2014 74.44.175.188) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Apr 15 06:21:04 2014
Still waiting for something to happen to the moon zoom through

wolfguard Content? I don't need to contribute no content!

Ok, here's something that is not political, religious, theoretical or mathematical, but should create friendly conversation: Jimmy Buffett is a Christmas baby. What other famous people were born December 25th?

Octoquad Just after 1 in the morning here, and there's finally something noticeable happening with the moon! I'm going to get bundled up & go get some pictures. If they're quality, I'll post them to my blog.

I have a Canon PowerShot SX20IS digital camera - it has a night setting. I have a tripod that I use for moon shots; I left it set up outside on my back porch, so all I have to do is lock the camera in place and take the pictures.

Hmm...there was an episode of Quantum Leap called "Blood Moon," the song "Allegheny Moon" played in the background of the episode "A Leap for Lisa," and Sam sang Elvis's "Blue Moon of Kentucky" in "Memphis Melody." The project Sam & Al were involved with before they started PQL was the Star Bright Project; there was an episode titled "Star Light, Star Bright" which was about UFOs.

ETA: Just back in from taking beginning-of-eclipse pictures! This is so cool! The owls are calling, it's brisk (currently 14 degrees) and clear. I had to move into my driveway to get the shots, because of the moon's new position. Only problem is the security light came on! Oh well - I got some good shots, including a couple not zoomed in all the way; the moon looks like it's cradled in branches. I'll go back out shortly to get some more. According to the info my mother emailed me a couple days ago:
Partial eclipse begins: 12:58 a.m. - April 15 Total eclipse begins: 2:07 a.m.
Greatest eclipse: 2:46 a.m.
Total eclipse ends: 3:25 a.m.
Partial eclipse ends: 4:33 a.m.
Current time is 1:20 a.m. CST.

Zoom, zoom to get pictures



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Octoquad says:
(Tue Apr 15 05:44:40 2014 69.35.202.121) [Edit/Delete]
Shadow: Thanks for the reply. Yes, I agree those chap's back-and-forth can escalate into silliness, but that's the fun of it. Or, what Beldin said.

I hope you get some good pictures of the blood moon, and can share them with us. If I may ask, what type of camera do you have, and what film do you use for night photography?

Speaking of the moon: (a general trivia question) In the movie An American Werewolf in London the song Blue Moon is performed by three different artists. Who are they?

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wolfguard says:
(Tue Apr 15 05:39:21 2014 98.192.33.109) [Edit/Delete]
Parthian Glance

ShadowQuest,

It's more than calling names. If you want more content, contribute content.

WG



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ShadowQuest says:
(Tue Apr 15 04:43:12 2014 74.44.175.188) [Edit/Delete]
Pre-lunar eclipse zoom through

Octoquad The problem is that those posts are the majority of the content on the site these days, and it's always the same damn thing: "You're a moron." "No, you're a moron." "You're not listening to me: You're a moron. Here's a link and another one and yet one more to back me up." "Nope, you're the moron. Here's why."

Neither one ever says anything, except to point out why the other one's a big stupid-head. It's really annoying. There's a ton of other stuff that can be discussed, but they won't get off the dead equine's back. cc: wolfguard, Maverick

Plus which they're just being nasty, and that's not the purpose of this board. cc: Beldin

Now, I have to get bundled up, set up the tripod & get some "before" pictures before the eclipse starts. Since I can see the moon from my living room windows, I can check the progress periodically, and go out to get pictures. I'd take them from inside (It's 9 degrees out!) but I can't get good, clear shots through the windows & screens.

C'mon, blood moon eclipse!

Zoom, zoom



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Apr 15 04:20:18 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael I watched warehouse
13 tonight. I thought they wrapped up
Tony's arc a bit too quickly, but
they don't have many episodes left of
this final sason.



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Apr 15 03:46:39 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday Glow Boy!


Happy Birthday SMG!




Thanks to Christopher Marlowe, KAM, Lostinamerica, valMichael, Ebdim9th and Octoquad! for the yays. :)



Beldin,

What sort of site is 'Diaspora'?




Good Night to All
'
WG



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valMichael says:
(Tue Apr 15 03:46:24 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Tony Head is the main villain on the final episodes of Warehouse 13!!



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Beldin says:
(Tue Apr 15 03:31:49 2014 64.92.34.103) [Edit/Delete]
A part of a post seen on Diaspora...

""former military #bio #warfare soldier and she warned me not to take any prescription meds. She said they are being filled with nanotechnology. This nanotechnology multiplies in the body and is connected a supercomputer that is controlled by the military. When someone has these nanotechnology bots in their body, their frequency is being changed via the satalites beaming frequencies of hate and kill at the people. Therefore, they are being influenced by outside sources to kill and are not in their right mind. The military injects the troops with all sorts of vaccinations which contain tons of viruses and pathogens that may serve the purpose of delivering the nanobots around the body so that the soldiers can be controlled via satellite systems. People with different genetics will be effected differently and depending on what pathogens are in the body, people may be more susceptible to having the nanobots multiply in the body and get into the brain. That is why i believe there are so many instances where people go postal...."



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Apr 15 03:04:50 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper I think the only noticeable character problem for me in with Captain America is Bucky/winter soldier vs the Cap. I

I didn't feel much tension or angst in their relationship in the movie, maybe because Winter Soldier showed up too often and not enough Bucky?

I really liked Fury, which surprised me, as I didn't care too much about his character before. I think him being taken down a peg made him more down to Earth?



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Apr 15 02:08:48 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin & Agent Cooper,

The truth of the story is that the Drusilla did not engage the BBS at the shop in Passion. She spoke with the 'Juju Man'. It's true. *g*

As to the BBS ...

WILLOW
I'm fine. Just tripped over

HER POV - A DEAD BODY, though she doesn't see its face.

WILLOW
Mr. Bogarty.


From The Real Me



WG



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Apr 15 01:36:20 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

h'orsh'it.

*G*

'Thon' would make writing dialogue more difficult. *g*

Long ago in a country far away, I was taught words are not reality, and when people forget that, they can become enslaved to words. OTOH, Whorfians hypothesized a folks' language influences or determines how they perceive reality. We probably couldn't reach the truth of it all by talking about it. *g*


I believe Culpepper and Bafuraldi's final thoughts are wisdom on social change.



WG



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Apr 15 01:02:56 2014 100.4.189.247) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin: The reason nobody argues about the BBS anymore is because, as all reasonable Bronzers know, he is alive. Obviously.

THAT science was settled AGES ago..


heh.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Apr 15 00:50:50 2014 100.4.189.247) [Edit/Delete]
Kam: I can't really put my finger on it. Something about the pacing maybe, it seemed slow to me. And I felt like, even despite sitting through all the boring exposition, I STILL didn't care too much about the characters.

I guess I'm being nitpicky. I have the DVD, I think I'll watch it again.

I really DID enjoy winter soldier, it was very very good.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Apr 15 00:23:25 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin I see more and more websites put up an ad or clip before you can get to the actual webpage. I don't mind it too much, as long as it doesn't get as excessive as movie theater previews/commercials.



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Beldin says:
(Tue Apr 15 00:07:53 2014 64.92.34.103) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Apr 15 00:08:10 2014
Watching Galileo. I swear the last time I was on this site I didn't have to sit through these commercials. Guess that's what keeps it going, though.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Apr 15 00:00:51 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I ran across something new the other day...'pronoun envy'

Pronoun



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Beldin says:
(Mon Apr 14 23:46:56 2014 64.92.34.103) [Edit/Delete]
ShadowQuest - I like reading wolfguard's and Maverick's sparring. It's very entertaining. Of course, it doesn't hold a candle to topics like whether the BBS is alive or dead, Angel's true age or Sweick's "Oz == Evil" theory, but it's fun nevertheless.



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Beldin says:
(Mon Apr 14 23:41:53 2014 64.92.34.103) [Edit/Delete]
Here now.


A home-grown bozo today.



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valMichael says:
(Mon Apr 14 22:55:04 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick Please read Little Ice Age in Wikipedia. You may find it most illuminating.



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Octoquad says:
(Mon Apr 14 22:31:40 2014 69.35.200.126) [Edit/Delete]
YAY! wolfguard

Happy Birthday to all Celebrants!

Shadow: I like you as a fellow Bronzer, but you should not let other people's arguements upset you. They are actually having fun at each other's expense (and yours). What do you care?
Perhaps if you shovel more snow you could work off your animosities. Just kidding. Maybe.

You think you're special? You're not special.
You're extraordinary.

Namaste

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ShadowQuest says:
(Mon Apr 14 22:16:41 2014 74.44.175.188) [Edit/Delete]
Last-minute zoom through

Tonight's blood moon eclipse.

Zoom, zoom



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Apr 14 22:14:34 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
ShadowQuest OUr department has been offered overtime, which is very rare. So I'll be coming in early for work for the rest of the month.



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Apr 14 21:18:27 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
ShadowQuest,

If you want to join in, be honest and do so. If not, then do not read the posts.

WG



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Mon Apr 14 21:09:34 2014 66.246.173.34) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick Tin and lead was the classic formula for pewter. I'm figuring tin and antimony (anopther recipe often used) would be, too. Let alone the pure antimony jug foudn in a MEsopotamian site! Modern pewter is bronze in reverse; tin with copper added instead of copper with tin added.



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ShadowQuest says:
(Mon Apr 14 20:54:14 2014 74.44.175.188) [Edit/Delete]
Irritated zoom through

wolfguard, Maverick Would you two PLEASE grow up!?? My god - bicker, bicker, bicker, name-call, bicker, snipe. That's all you two EVER do! Enough already!

You are NEVER going to agree, so just do us all a favor AND SHUT UP ALREADY! Honestly, the last six months the majority of the posts have been you two going at each other. To what end? You're both stubborn and set in your ways, and you're not going to get the other one to "see the errors." All you are going to do is waste time and energy trying to prove you're the only one whose opinion is right.

Ya know what they say about opinions...

valMichael Blood moon eclipse tonight. And, as usual, we're going to have crappy weather. Just once I'd like to have clear skies so I can at least see something, if not necessarily be able to get pictures of it.

Ebdim9th The above not to be confused with "Blood Moon," the episode where Sam supposedly Leapt into an English vampire.

Christopher Marlowe Another late night - 6-10:30 tonight. Thankfully Castle is a repeat. Wednesday is 6:30-10:30, and Friday is a helluva long day - interview @2, work 5-11:30. I hope to come home between the interview & work, but it depends on weather - we're supposed to keep getting snow all week. YUCK!

Now that I finally dug out...

Zoom, zoom



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Apr 14 20:54:06 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick,

A cause does not follow an effect. The Little Ice Age (LIA) began three centuries before the Maunder Minimum (MM); therefore, the MM did not cause the LIA.

By your 'logic' Oswald could have assassinated Lincoln. :)


WG



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Apr 14 20:12:01 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Science
Question: What three materials make up the alloy known as Cupaloy?
Answer: Copper, chromium, silver

Trivia Metalheads: valMichael, notsoShyGirl, Maverick
Trivia headbangers: Agent Cooper



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Maverick says:
(Mon Apr 14 19:59:02 2014 69.245.64.78) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: It would be an alloy of metals suitable for a cup. Copper will tarnish, but add chromium (chrome) and silver and it will not. BTW, once when I visited Greenfield Village (in Dearborn, MI cc: lostinamerica) where they display old houses and their decorations (they have Edison's lab there AND the Wright Brothers bicycle shop,) they pointed out that people frequently ate on pewter plates and used pewter utensils. Pewter is an alloy of tin and lead, and lead is a poison, so not a good idea--like getting a tattoo.


lostinamerica: ShadowQuest is sending the Detroit-area some more snow tonight. I'm still hoping we get more than 1.9" and set a new record. I guess I am just a very competitive person.


valMichael, KAM: If and when you see "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," do so in IMAX 3-D; go at an off-time during the day and you will probably only pay $10.50. In China or in many oversea countries I don't believe they call him Captain America. He has some alternate names, in case they instinctively hate America. The main theme of the movie has also hit some American sensibilities about Obama's Regime. There are also two images in the movie that I think are extraordinary. See if you can figure out what I would think are extraordinary images. Soldier (maybe a French-inspired pronunciation?)


Wolfguard: Nit-picky, defensive global-warming cultist, anti-Maverick tortured thinking. "The Maunder Minimum coincides with the middle part, the coldest part, of the Little Ice Age." There was a lead-in period (when sunspots decreased) and an emergence period (when the number of sunspots ramped up again.) The over-all dip between the Medieval Maximum and the Modern Maximum included other Minimums (Wolf, Sporer, Dalton.) But, my emphasis has always been The Mechanism of cause. Many believe sunspots produce abnormal amounts of ultraviolet and x-rays which produce clouds which hold in the heat at night. Lack of sunspots do not produce as much cloud-cover which allows heat to escape at night. There ARE other ideas of how this all works (some involve magnetic effects, as sunspots are areas of magnetic flux); the scientific investigation of this kind of analysis is greatly reduced by the global warming cultists who insist only grant-proposals that are in agreement with CO2 Global Warming are funded by the U.S. Govt. This is anti-science.


Maverick


Dancing Queen




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valMichael says:
(Mon Apr 14 19:45:50 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin that's a cool link. I knew about the Monte Carlo method before hand using various things but I never thought of using a shotgun before. :) Still 200 shotgun shells might be harder to get in a post-apocalyptic world than grain seed. However, dry sand is extremely plentiful. :) If you build a square as in the link and completely cover it with sand 1 layer thick, then brush off the sand outside the arc into a tared container, and do the same for the remaining sand, the ratio weight of the sand in the 1/4 circle to the weight of the sand in the whole box should be a good approximation of π/4. Or you can count the grains of sand (tedious, much? :).
Checked calculation with medium pure quartz sand, it should work fine to an accuracy of 0.5% or better.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Mon Apr 14 19:27:50 2014 66.246.173.34) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin Ebdim9th Back in part of the 80s Phil Foglio did a comic strip for Dragon magazine (with his curvaceous co-host Dixie Null, who, I am guessing, was based on his romantic itnerest at the time.) Later he did covers for the mag and other illustrations - it wouldn't surprise me if he did illustrations for some of their books, as well.



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Ebdim9th says:
(Mon Apr 14 18:49:33 2014 69.57.49.129) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Mon Apr 14 18:52:17 2014
Beldin, he did the cover artwork too, wish I could remember the book's name off-hand, I think it was published around 1988? I remember the bio saying he was also an illustrator for some Dungeons and Dragons publications...



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Beldin says:
(Mon Apr 14 18:44:04 2014 173.219.167.82) [Edit/Delete]
Ebdim9th - I didn't know Phil Foglio had written anything previously.

Agent Cooper - What Ebdim9th said. It's smart writing, great graphics, and at times hilariously funny.



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Beldin says:
(Mon Apr 14 18:36:12 2014 173.219.167.82) [Edit/Delete]



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KAM says:
(Mon Apr 14 18:12:12 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Hello again,

Agent Cooper: What didn't you like about the first Captain America Movie?

KAM
Ty King Fan



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Ebdim9th says:
(Mon Apr 14 18:08:17 2014 69.57.49.129) [Edit/Delete]
SQ Sam "Bobo" Beckett lolol, I'm really starting to want to rewatch some Quantum Leap now....



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ShadowQuest says:
(Mon Apr 14 17:52:48 2014 74.44.175.188) [Edit/Delete]
Zoom back through the other way

I don't want to shovel! Wah.

Ebdim9th He was a "chimponaut". He Leapt into Bobo, one of the chimps in the early space program. Not one of my favorite episodes, although the caterpillar juice was rather humorous.

Well, the snow's not going to shovel itself. Sigh.

Zoom, zoom



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Ebdim9th says:
(Mon Apr 14 17:50:27 2014 69.57.49.129) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Mon Apr 14 17:51:32 2014
Agent Cooper it's a comic/graphic novel series: www.girlgeniusonline.com (steampunk style/genre)



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valMichael says:
(Mon Apr 14 17:48:26 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Woo Hoo! Taxes done and filed: 0 taxable income, 0 taxes. :)



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Agent Cooper says:
(Mon Apr 14 17:45:51 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
What is Girl Genius?

Christopher Marlowe: They do a blood drive a couple of times a year at my work. I never give though because my blood pressure is on the low side, and I'm afraid I'd pass out or something.



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Ebdim9th says:
(Mon Apr 14 17:33:59 2014 69.57.49.129) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Mon Apr 14 17:45:02 2014
Yay Wolfguard!!!

Beldin I have a novel that was co-written by Phil Foglio, can't put my hands on it right now (weird thing is I had the novel long before I ever heard of Girl Genius, I just never made the connection until much later).. I have a lot of catching up to do on Girl Genius (original thanks for turning me on to the series to valMichael)

SQ Maverick I thought I remembered something to do with Sam
and astronauts... heh, he was an astronaut monkey...



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ShadowQuest says:
(Mon Apr 14 16:45:22 2014 74.44.175.188) [Edit/Delete]
I'm snowed in! zoom through

I am very much not amused. Looks like 4" was dumped on us overnight. Good thing I don't work until 6 - gives me plenty of time to shovel.

Christopher Marlowe

Can You Donate Blood If You Have a Tattoo?

Yes, you can donate blood if you have a tattoo, given the conditions are acceptable. The donor must wait 12 months after a tattoo, if the tattoo was applied in a state that does not regulate tattoo facilities. This is due to concerns about hepatitis. Donations are acceptable if the tattoo was applied by a state-regulated entity using sterile needles and ink that is not reused.
Reference:
www.redcrossblood.org

valMichael Gonna tell you the same thing I told my friend out in Arizona - ah, sh'up.

Zoom, zoom



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Apr 14 16:35:36 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael ONe drawback of tattoos is that I don't think you can donate blood once you get one. However, the times i've donated blood before have been less than pleasant experiences.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Mon Apr 14 16:34:34 2014 66.246.173.34) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael Christopher Marlowe Interesting. I Followed them on Twitter but, as I've mentioned, there's no reason for me to go there anymore.



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valMichael says:
(Mon Apr 14 15:45:15 2014 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Mon Apr 14 15:48:53 2014
Happy Birthday: Angel_Bear, Dr_Faustus, Fangs, Glow Boy, Jessie, Lilangel, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sir Angelalex242, and Velocity!

YAY wolfguard!

Trivia Girl
copper 99.5%, chromium 0.4% and silver 0.1%.

KAM Captain America: The Winter Soldier premiered in China over the weekend. It sold 5.6 million tickets and made $39.2 million. It's even bigger than Iron Man 3. Plus at the main Chinese social site for film buffs - Douban.com, over 20,000 fans have given it a rating of 8.2! This surpasses the previous high of an acclaimed film by the Chinese director Wong Kar Wai "In The Mood for Love." The main theme of the movies seems to have hit a major chord in the Chinese populace.

ChristopherMarlowe Nice tattoo. I think we're going to see a lot more of the NOH8 logo in the future.

ShadowQuest You would hate me forever if I listed the weather forecast for Baytown TX for the next week! :)

Vocabulary Question How many words can you think of that have "uu" in them?
Answer Webster's International Dictionary lists 65 words starting with ahuula, and ending with zuurfeldt. Interesting words like muumuu, squush, continuum, Equus, residuum, and weltanschauung are included. Many of these as obviously from the Latin and taken directly into English.

Vocabulary Question why is soldier pronounced soljer instead of sold-e-er?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Mon Apr 14 14:43:35 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: The four elements, like man alone, are weak. But together they form the strong fifth element: Boron.
- Brother Silence


Kam: I saw Winter Soldier yesterday. Loved it! Great movie. And I almost didn't go see it because I really didn't like the 1st Captain American movie all that much.



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Mon Apr 14 14:40:56 2014 50.243.137.201) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Copper, chromium, and silver



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Apr 14 14:38:43 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Mon Apr 14 14:39:30 2014
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Science
Question: What three materials make up the alloy known as Cupaloy?



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Mon Apr 14 14:34:20 2014 66.246.173.34) [Edit/Delete]
lostinamerica While I appreciate receiving some focus, I don't watch that show and haven't seen that movie anyway so I'd've most likely missed the reference!



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lostinamerica says:
(Mon Apr 14 14:13:20 2014 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick--I caught that the other night and was amazed--The Dave Clark 5 was bigger than The Beatles and I'd never heard of them! It was a great show, but seriously, Dave, stop with the plastic surgery--your hiked-up eyebrows make you look like the scary Jack Nicholson in The Shining :(


DaddyCatALSO--On Amazing Race last night they were on the Spanish Steps in Rome, made famous in the movie Roman Holiday with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. They had two look-alikes at the top of the steps, sitting on a Vespa, what a movie, *sigh* :)

cc ChristopherMarlowe


1cham--Good to hear :) My husband's father has dementia and lost use of his left side off and on the last few days--we don't think it was a stroke, just the winding down of his body :(


Yay! wolfguard!


Happy Birthday Glow Boy!



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KAM says:
(Mon Apr 14 13:39:02 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY WOLFGUARD!

Captain America: Winter Soldier: Well, I finally saw this movie about, and I was EXTREMELY pleased. This may very well be my favorite super hero movie ever. Previously, 'The Incredibles' held that spot, and while that one is still great in my view...wow, the new Cap movie just had a lot going for it.

This is going to be spoiler free/minimal. A friend of mine who saw this last week commented that anyone who thinks this movie is better than 'The Avengers' is "smoking crack." I haven't had a chance to talk to him since seeing the movie, but that's a load of nonsense. To understand why, I think one really has to have a familiarity with comic books.

Why? Well, 'The Avengers' was a very enjoyable movie for me, because it did the primary thing it needed to--which was to bring all these various individual characters (most of which already had their own films) together effectively. And it did that.
What it was however was more like a Crossover event in comics, rather than an ongoing story. While 'The Avengers' is in fact a long term monthly comic, the movie didn't really follow that format as compared to the "Event" format. Comic companies (usually each summer) have some big crossover, which is meant to boost all the related books.

It is a lot of flash, and a lot of excitement...and usually, in the end, not that much depth. Team books are difficult to manage characters well let alone events, and the same holds true for the movie versions. Again--not saying they didn't have good interactions, but they only could go so far.

This was not true for Captain America: Winter Soldier. This was more like a solid story arc in a comic--something that goes for 6-8 issues (or more) and leaves you with the feeling that you've really read something. This movie had a ton of action (which I loved) and a lot of character interaction as well as a substantial suspense/intrigue story running throughout that was very well done. I felt like I had watched a TV mini-series or story arc for the content that was in this, and it didn't feel rushed at all for me. Somehow they put this all together in about 2 hours SO well that it left me bowled over.

I thought the first Captain America movie was great (had a similar pleasing pace and full story), but I like Winter Soldier even better. That's another thing...I didn't even mention the whole Winter Soldier storyline...which I was pleased to find wasn't rushed or played for a quick "HOLY CRAP!" moment either. Just well done.

Now, I have to admit--Captain America has been one of my favorite Super Heroes (Marvel) for...well, about 25 years, and even longer...maybe 35 years if I count childhood. However, there was a run that I hated so much that I stopped reading and haven't picked it back up, but I'm going to search out some things I've missed.

This movie (and the first) left me feeling as if this was "MY" Captain America--the one I remember over these many years of being a comic fan. Now, I'm sure this isn't the "Classic" vision of Cap, and is certainly influenced by modern portrayals, but the core of Captain America was well represented.

Characters like Captain America and Superman are dismissed by hipsters who love the "Gray" characters as "boy scouts" but I'll let them try and be "too cool" and enjoy a great character who has a lot more depth than they are given credit for. Captain America isn't a Saint--he's simply a good man, and it is refreshing these days to see that portrayed well.

So, my recommendation...if you haven't seen Captain America: Winter Soldier...go now.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Mon Apr 14 13:12:26 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Monday, April 14th 2014 C.E.

We have SIX (6) Birthdays!



Angel_Bear
Dr_Faustus
Fangs
Glow Boy
Jessie (kayley's neice)
Lilangel
Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Sir Angelalex242
Velocity Girl



Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Angel_Bear, Dr_Faustus, Fangs, Glow Boy, Jessie, Lilangel, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sir Angelalex242, Velocity!



Like any of that's enough to fight the Dark Master. Bator. Xander, 'Buffy vs Dracula'

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Apr 14 13:03:04 2014 209.159.255.81) [Edit/Delete]
Yay wolfguard!


Goodbye Blue Monday



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Mon Apr 14 12:26:12 2014 66.246.173.34) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick I was spending time on describing it in detail so I could get opinions for Beta'ers on the one section the southern lobe or, as the people living on the continent call it, the High South. (and I needed that as a strting picture because the protagonist is a pop-science writer going there to do a book about the animals and ecosytems. Because of public itnerest, he'll be spending most of his time on the critters of the High South*, even though he's personally more itneretsed in the other areas.
* I got that name by turnign around Austrlia's Deep North.

wolfguard Oh, there are plenty of mountainous areas, mostly between the lobes as I said, since they are on several different plates.

cc valMichael



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Mon Apr 14 11:56:06 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for wolfguard!

yay wolfguard!


Goodbye Blue Monday!



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ShadowQuest says:
(Mon Apr 14 06:29:19 2014 74.44.175.188) [Edit/Delete]
Ok, I am seriously not amused:

Tonight
Blustery. Rain and snow in the evening...then snow after midnight. Additional snow accumulation of 2 to 3 inches. Lows in the middle 20s. North wind 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Monday
Blustery. Colder. Mostly cloudy. A chance of light snow in the morning. Highs in the lower 30s. North wind 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent.

Monday Night
Colder. Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the middle teens. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday
Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 30s. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy in the evening...then mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of light snow after midnight. Lows around 20. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the east after midnight.

Wednesday and Wednesday Night
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of light rain and snow. Highs around 40. Lows in the upper 20s.

Thursday and Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of light rain and snow. Highs in the lower 40s. Lows in the upper 20s.

Friday
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of light rain and snow. Highs in the middle 40s.

Friday Night through Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of light rain and snow. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s.

Sunday
Partly sunny. Highs in the middle 50s.

Ebdim9th Sam only had to actually fly a plane twice - the first episode, "Genesis" (aka Pilot), and "Ghost Ship."

I'm suddenly reminded of the exchange between Henry Jones, Senior and Junior: "I didn't know you knew how to fly a plane!" "Fly - yes. Land? No."

It's really interesting revisiting this world - I remember a lot without having to look it up/watch the episode, and at the same time I'm noticing things I didn't pick up on back then. For instance - fat shaming. Al was the worst, but Sam made quite a few disparaging comments about people in his Leaps, as well - "I'm a 200-pound valet!"

There were some references to Dean's "retirement" from acting, when he got into selling real estate in New Mexico, an in-joke about his buddy Dennis Hopper's role in Hoosiers, and several comments on environmental issues, something Dean feels very strongly about. (I think I remember reading that he kind of lobbied to get those references into episodes.)

They kind of botched their continuity in Seasons Four and Five, however - in "Leap Back," Al says the date where he is is "September 18, 1999." However, in "Lee Harvey Oswald," which is the first episode of the next season, it's February 14th of that year. Al makes a comment to Sam regarding their simo-Leap, so it's not that we're seeing Al's time out of sequence.

Well, I'd best get some writing done and get to bed - looks like I've got some shoveling ahead of me tomorrow. Good thing I don't work until 6 tomorrow night.

Grumble, mumble, gripe, complain


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