R.I.P. Billy Graham
Kessie: I spent some time in 1968-69 in Ulm and Kaiserslautern and Grafenwoehr as part of the U.S. Army (expeditionary forces, we liked to call ourselves.) I loved it there. The exchange rate at the time was 4 Marks for 1 U.S. Dollar and a beer cost 1 Mark, so, believe me, many German beers were drunk. The people were polite and friendly. I have good memories.
white wings: Here is a link to an old Bronze page with your name on it. Either by going to the days of the week links at the top or just going to the bottom of each page and clicking on "Previous Posts," I think you can read a whole week's worth (including 4 times a day Board turnovers) of posts.
HiYa's to TB, Night Blooming Jasmin, Kessie, SitaTheNightGoddess, Dianne, VT, Dogmeat, Hollyn, Aurora, Dirty Socks, Slayed Soul, Tamz, Willow Worshipper, Kiba Rika, k8cre8, Denise, and Petrona.
Visiting Firemen: I may be as close as we have to a Bronze Archivist. As such I went to such places as the WayBack Machine and lists of Buffy Webpages and collected as much as possible in one spot on MY Website. If you go to Maverick's Home Page and scroll down the page till you run across the word Nostalgia and then take that link you will find yourself on a page with many links to old Bronze stuff, most exciting of which are around 2 complete weeks of postings on the original Bronze, a visit to the forerunner of the Bronze, TVJames's Ultimate TV Buffy Page, and other treasures such as "An Ode to Buffy's Breasts." I hope you guys take advantage of this collection.
SO's to: (alphabetized to be easy to read so to make our English speaking good) abt, Addict No. 1, Adina, Adreenis, Adri, AjO (#20), AKA BECKER, Alex, AleXander, Algerina (#52), Allicat/Nipsy, Alpy (#29), Ms. Alucard, Erika Amato, amystar (#57), ANG, Angela (#43), AngelLover24-7 (#40), Angelic Sweetie, Angle Man, Anne, Anya, Arctic Lurker, Asanti, Aurora, Austin154, Avarice, banana (#8), Lady Bathory, Mrs. Beasley, bec (#17), Beldin, President Blade-The Vampire Hunter, BlueBoy, blueronin (#23), Bri (#46), Bruces Mom, Buffyenta, Buttercup, Chris Beck, Big Al, Big Tony, Blackheart, Boo, Bossy The Cow, Brandi the Slayer, Lt. Colonel Briarcliff, brittany, buffyrat, BUFFYtvsfan (#48), cabin7dad, Candy Kane (#36), Carita, carlycat, CarpeDi, Catriona, Ce'Lisse, chalkdusty, CharlieX, Chelle, chi, Chosen One (#50), Chrissi, Chrissy, Claddagh (#44), clarrie (#54), Cleio, Closet Buffyholic, Comma, Corvus, cosmic, Cosmic Bob, Sophia Crawford, cymarin, DaddyCatALSO, Daphmax, Dark Ivory, Deadboy, DeAn, demonica1313, Denise, Destiny, devil (#12), DGH, Dianne, Dirty Socks, Django (#56), DoBoy, Dogmeat, Doppler99, DowntownApartments, drdan, DReddd, Drizzt, dualslayers, dudley, ebdim9th, Edward, Elly (#51), elusio, english, Evalie, EverDawn (#11), Mr. EverDawn, FASTEDDIE, A Faithful Gypsy, fenric, Figaro (#34), Foot Tapper, Forevrnite (#15), David Fury, GF, gazoo, Genevieve's Lucie, Gennifer, genrefan, Glow Boy, Godeater (#1), golden girl (#28), GothicJossMinion, Graceless Lady, Gray, greeneyes, Gregg, Griffin, Haven, Heaven, Hecate, Hollyn, horizon, HumVee, Isobel, Icelord (a spazzy #37), Pwiddy Widdle Ick, Impaler General, Intoit (#18), Irishrose, Jasmen, Jayne, Jenie TTF, Jennifer Lynn, Jocor, Jonathan H (#39), Jubilee, k8cre8, KAM, Kansas (#49), Kar (#30), Karin, kayti, Kendra, Kenickie, Kessie, Keywe, Kiba Rika, Kiera, kim!, Kramer, KrazyKat, Kristen, kronos, krypticon, kugelmass, *LB* (#3), Labrynth, Laurence, Luv Lux, Manx, Margot le Faye, Leather Jacket, Liberty, Liche, Lil'Tree (#19), lilmissmagik, Lisa, lisa1, littlexander, Little Willow, lostinamerica, Lovely Poet, Lurking Little Feet, Mabb, MaJoR WillowFan, Christopher Marlowe, Masquerade, Malista, Marissa, Matt the Bruins Fan, Artie McDonald, Todd McIntosh, Meg6 (#32), mélanie, Menkhare, Menomegirl, *~Kathryn Merteuil~*, Micaela, Miguel, Mircalla (#6), Missi (#16), Missy, Morella, mudpuppy, Myslayre, nails, Natalie, neonate, nephy, newt, Night Blooming Jasmin, Night Owl, Nirvana 1, Noodles, notsoShyGirl, Nouveau, numba1buffyfan, NuPhalanx (#25), nya, Nyte-eyes, Octoquad, Ojagwers, old dog (#5), Old One, Olivia, 1bufffyfan (#22), orangeade, paksenarrion (#55), Pam (#33), Patches J, PDR, pestilent god, Petrona, Phil PhuD, Pixie, Pnthr44, Poetry Angel (#9), Mrs. Pointy, Polgara, Pooka, princess daria, Princess of Darkness, Jeff Pruitt, ? (#13), Qui-gon Jenn, Jaan Quidam, RD, RJ (#14), Rebecca Lynn (#2), redhead, redruM, Reyna, ripley, ROANNA (#10), Robin TSH, RooCH, RyanH, Sachiel (#38). Safarigirl, StGermain (#21), Samantha (#45), Sanguineus, Sarah's carl, Sara the Brown (#31), SarahNicole (#7), Sarah UK, sassy, The Sci-Fi Bard, Scourge of Europe, Selenay (#53), seniorslayer, Sephiroth, Shade of Bronze, ShadowDancer, Shadowslayer (#27), Shalazar, Shelly, SherBear, shtein, SitaTheNightGoddess, Skittery, Slave2Faith (#47), slay_me (#26), Slayed Soul, slayerdaddy, SlayerNextDoor, sleepy head, SoAnya, Southern Girl (#24), Sparrow, Spiky, Spike, Spike_14, SpikeNip, spikes_luv, SpookyMagoo (#41), Stake, Sultress, SweePer, sweick, Tallulahdahling (#42), Tamz, Tana, TB, TheaterGirl, Thelma and Louise, Thirsty (#35), Thoin, 3 Standard Deviations from the Norm, thy Slayer, tiggy, TMorel, Kestra Troi, umbris, VT, VaBuffyFan, valMichael, Vampire the Buffy Slayer, vampchica, VampSlayer, Vlad the Impaler, WanderLost (#4), weeping willow, Wendy, werewolf123, Whisper2AScream, white wings, Mr. Whyt, Willow Worshipper, Witchy Woman, wolfguard, Xander's Girl, X-Lander, Zeeshan M, Zorander, and all others who will now show up making me feel guilty for overlooking them.
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You're only young once, but, cheer up, you can be immature forever.
Christopher Marlowe: Would you like history to end and herstory to begin?
Now as far as the USSR breakup around 1990--if we were talking about it, I would have linked to and brought up this Graph by Ross McKitrick, showing the loss of 6,000 temperature data reporting stations (the plotted line) in 1990 as a result of the breakup of the USSR, and yet at the same time a rise in the average global temperatures (the bars in the graph.) Maybe you threw up your hands before taking the link? That would explain your memory of the conversation. And my opinion of Obama's "lies and deceptions" comes from such things as "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, and if you like your plan, you can keep your plan, and the ACA will save each family $2,500 each year" and such things as THIS. BTW National Geographic also says Climate Change is Moving the (rotational) North Pole. Do I believe in Climate Change? Yes, but in the sense that it has always been changing, and very little of it involves CO2.
Christopher Marlowe: Billie Sutton? Any relation to Willie?
white wings: Your "fragrance" comments reminds me of a certain obsession I have. When I was a kid, I was an altar boy for the Roman Catholics and on Sunday afternoon we had "Vespers" ceremonies which I had to "serve" at. The most important thing I had to do for Vespers was to light the charcoal for the incense censer (correct spelling.) (Frequently it would not light but we blamed it on the cheap charcoal.) The incense used was the very same stuff used at requiem masses for the dead. I was enamored with this scent and for years searched it out, looking for a cologne redolent of Catholic religious-related incense. And I found it. Incense Avignon© by Comme des Garcons. Compared to the fragrances of my male youth, Brut©, Canoe©, and Jade East©, Avignon© makes me feel a tad transcendent, and a tad is all I really need. P.S. Expensive.
I'm watching the DVD's of Season Four of "The Vikings," (from The History Channel) and the whole series is an extraordinary achievement. It's exciting and yet thoughtful. I may have mentioned before that a guy named Travis Fimmel plays Ragnar Lothbrok in this series, and he was the same actor who played a barefoot Tarzan in the 2003 "Tarzan" series that Mere Smith got some writing credits for.
Wolfguard: Your big mistakes are BBC and CNN. BBC has Islamophobia (and rightly so) and cannot be trusted to report anything negative to Muslims. CNN is committed to try to remove Trump from office and therefore specializes in Fake News (I think they've been promised the Order of Lenin if they get it done.) Watch more Fox (which is the only chance you have to find out what's really going on) or listen to Rush Limbaugh (noon to 3.)