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Comma says:
(Sat May 27 22:50:17 2017 75.143.154.113) [Edit/Delete]
I have hinted about working personal security in, and around, Nashville. While I never have named names, and I never will, I did make a few lasting friendships among certain ones. While I would not call them close friendships, they were friendships. Invitations to cookouts with '500 of my closes friends', or special hunting of fishing trips. Most, like friends of mine in Germany, if I called them, or they called me, we would come.

Comma



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat May 27 20:29:54 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Comma Far too young for him to go.



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Comma says:
(Sat May 27 20:01:07 2017 75.143.154.113) [Edit/Delete]
Goodbye old friend. Gregg R.I.P.! See you on the other side.

Gregg Allman gone at 69.

Charles



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wolfguard says:
(Sat May 27 18:45:40 2017 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Drive-In, Hover, Drive-Off

Probably back tonight. Have a DGQ to do. :)


WG



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sat May 27 15:04:08 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Saturday, May 27th th 2017 C.E.

We have THREE (3) Birthdays!


Jamie S.
JustAnotherAngelLover
L'heautontimoroumenos

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Jamie S., JustAnotherAngelLover
L'heautontimoroumenos!



Angel: I can stay in town as long as you want me. Buffy: How's forever? Does forever work for you?'Forever''

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



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bonbftor says:
(Sat May 27 04:57:38 2017 172.3.15.154) [Edit/Delete]
hello



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Comma says:
(Sat May 27 02:55:27 2017 75.143.154.113) [Edit/Delete]
ChristopherMarlowe: Mr. Owens, after withholding comments of a negative nature for years, in his final years talked about why he went so fast. He stated, when racing white runners, if black runners were not well ahead, that black runners had a bad habit of somehow losing. That was also the first time that he talked about the actions of the American Olympic committee pulling Jewish runners from events in Berlin. Even then he would not call it the name that it deserved.

Comma



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat May 27 01:22:45 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Comma Thank you for that piece about Owens.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri May 26 23:21:05 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
I z Home and I will have a three day weekend! Not that I'm going anywhere, mind you. Hunkering down with books and dvds.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri May 26 19:53:00 2017 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper Will there be BBQ at this cookout?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri May 26 19:06:00 2017 165.225.38.83) [Edit/Delete]
Hey Willie? You back there? Asleep again? You should really get a day man to watch the bar. Somebody could just rob you blind.

Anyway, look I'm gonna need you to spot me another 10 bucks. I'll just grab it from the till here. *ka-ching* I'll pay you back next payday. I'm gonna snag a six of this black frost two. We're having a cookout this weekend. I'll get you back for these too, no worries. Just put them on Thoin's tab for now, she says it's okay.

Alright, catch you later Willie. You're all aces! Thanks bye.



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Comma says:
(Fri May 26 17:09:00 2017 168.244.7.58) [Edit/Delete]
MAY 25

On this day in 1935, a 21-year-old man set about his assigned tasks.

And, while even back in 1935, some old fogies thought the nations youth was lazy, this guy would make the world stand up and take notice before he had finished his day's work.

In fact, the world would spend most of the day taking notice.

Ironically, this guy was working out-of-town when he did so well.

He normally worked in Alabama, but today his tasks took him to the late spring chill of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Apparently that crisp spring chill agreed with him.

His name was Jesse Owens, and he (along with his team) had come north for a major inter-collegiate track meet.

Owens began by matching the world record in the 100-yard run.

He then shattered the existing world records for 220-yard hurdles, the long jump, and the 220-yard sprint.

(In the meantime, he broke the world record for the 200-meter (Heat #1), then broke his own new record (Heat #2).

Sum total for the afternoon: five new world records and one "tied" world record.

That's some accomplishment for a lifetime, let alone one afternoon.

Owens probably would have appreciated a whole afternoon to run and jump.

But there were all those javelins to be thrown, all those shots to be put, and discuses, er... discoria, er... disci, er... oh, hell... those metal frisbees to be flung.

So, when the poobahs who were running the meet, tried to cram in enough time for the field events, that left just 53 minutes for all of the events in which Owens would participate.

Owens did not have an agent, negotiator, nor even a PR spokesman, so no one told him to complain. He just ran, jumped, and leaped.

Not realizing that complaining would eventually become more prevalent than winning Owens went out and blew all those records away in under 53 minutes.

To mark the day, do not tell this story to the boss as a lead-in to why your project is taking longer than expected.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Fri May 26 16:39:52 2017 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper De Camp had an enormous career before he had even read a Conan story, and kept working in his own worlds even once he got involved with Conan. (In my opinion, the Conan stories he wrote from scratch, alone or with Carter, don't hold up well; his natural style is just too different and he can't quite keep it hidden.) He wrote fantasy a nd sciece fiction shorts and novels, alone and with Fletcher Pratt, straight historical novels, and lots of non-fiction as well.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Fri May 26 15:00:32 2017 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia of the Day for Friday!


One cord of wood can make 7.5 million toothpicks.

It takes 8 minutes for light to travel from the sun to the earth.

A bride in China wears the color red.

A cow can produce 25 gallons of milk per week.

It took 20 years for Noah Webster to compile his first dictionary.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri May 26 13:06:11 2017 165.225.38.83) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick: I tried to watch Mullholland Drive but I gave up after half an hour or so. It is just too slow, isn't very interesting and makes no sense.

Daddycatalso: I read ALOT of Conan books when I was in high school. I had no idea de Camp ever wrote anything else. :-)



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri May 26 12:56:31 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
yay jennifer lynn!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday!



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Fri May 26 11:54:39 2017 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick Oh, I do plan to watch it again at some point.
I read the first couple chapters of L. Sprague de Camp's *The Great Monkey Trial* and have never seen more than snippets of *Inherit the Wind*, and have read SJ Gould's articles on it, so I'm aware the movie is just that, fictional, like *JFK* or almost every movie about the OK Corral. I did not like Coulter's bad-mouthing of a judge who was found fully qualified by both the Bush2 Admisntration and the Senate.



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Fri May 26 11:53:59 2017 24.3.106.169) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for jennifer lynn!

yay jennifer lynn!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri May 26 04:33:02 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard We'll have to pic a topic tomorrow night. For a change, Montana takes up the news!



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wolfguard says:
(Fri May 26 03:32:51 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Hereabouts

WG



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Maverick says:
(Fri May 26 01:19:55 2017 69.244.158.94) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO: Yes, the "Mulholland Drive" storyline DOES get a little murky at times, but that's not to say it doesn't resolve itself at the end. I will avoid spoilers here. The thing is, it reminded me of real life where you never seem to get the whole story and you forget to stop people to clear things up, and some things seem related but may not be, and some things only make sense after some time has gone by. BTW, I should half-way apologize for my comments to you regarding Ann Coulter's book "Godless." She did only spend less than 1/4th of the book on the "theory" of evolution BUT then in another chapter she went into a description of how Intelligent Design was persecuted and she described the real story of the circumstances of the movie "Inherit the Wind," quite different from the movie version. I was quite impressed with the original movie which I saw as a kid and angry with the yokels who couldn't see their way to allowing Scopes to teach evolution. But, as I previously revealed I was taught evolution by relying upon the discredited Haeckel drawings, which are only one of the hoaxes used to "prove" evolution over the years. I always DID sympathize with the Frederick March character Matthew Brady (representing William Jennings Bryan.) Could the world be only 11,000 years old? Of course, if you believe God IS God, his making things look older (even billions of years older) would be but a simple design trick (kind of like how those brand new jeans the girls wear that are shredded at the knees are meant to look older.)


Maverick


White Wedding




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri May 26 01:09:25 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Are you hereabouts?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri May 26 00:09:59 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
HOME! and I don't think I'm going anywhere tonight!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu May 25 22:15:40 2017 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Stars
Question: What constellation is sometimes known as 'The Seven Sisters'?
Answer: Pleiades

Trivia Star Struck: notsoShyGirl
Trivia Falling Star: Agent Cooper, Maverick



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Comma says:
(Thu May 25 21:44:27 2017 75.143.154.113) [Edit/Delete]
Watching 'Forged In Fire' and the blacksmiths have to make a Hunga Munga for the final round. When the weapon was introduced, along with the history of it in Africa, the announcer sated, 'It was also used by Buffy Summers in the TV show, 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer.'

Comma



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Thu May 25 20:40:30 2017 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick Agent Cooper I had a vague dislike for *Mulholland Drive*, but Lynch's storytelling style got so weird there I can't put my issue into words. Going to be a while until I start rewatching *anything* I've seen before; I have so many DVDs I haven't watched (Argo, Lucy, Watchmen, Samson a dn dEilah, original Evil Dead, Godzilla 2014, Carol, Expendables, Veronika Decides To Die, etc) and now that my cable has TCM, well I'm distracted :-).



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Maverick says:
(Thu May 25 19:48:22 2017 69.244.158.94) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: The U.S. 7th District Court of Appeal.


Agent Cooper1: I kind of liked an old pirate movie called "Swashbuckler" with Robert Shaw and James Earl Jones. And I loved Robert Newton as Long John Silver in "Treasure Island." Sometimes a pirate movie hits the spot but I've never been able to get with "Pirates of the Caribbean." P.S. Bailey Chase (Graham from "Buffy") is in the new "Twin Peaks."


Agent Cooper2: You'll sometime have to watch "Mulholland Drive," kind of the definitive David Lynch movie. It was originally slated to be a TV Movie and released as such but it was then expanded and released as a theatrical movie. Despite its humble beginnings, it was nominated for an Oscar (didn't win but won many other awards.) BTW, if you've never seen Michael Anderson (the dancing dwarf "Man from Another Place") in anything else, see the TV Series "Carnivale." He's practically the star.


Maverick


Crazy




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werewolf123 says:
(Thu May 25 18:43:56 2017 68.12.72.107) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl The Pleiades,
A person who wanted to be an archer in the summerian army would be taken out into the desert and asked how many stars did they see in the Pleiades, if they saw all seven they could be an archer.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu May 25 16:47:08 2017 165.225.38.83) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: The House of Pancakes



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu May 25 15:38:16 2017 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Stars
Question: What constellation is sometimes known as 'The Seven Sisters'?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu May 25 15:35:00 2017 165.225.38.83) [Edit/Delete]
You know, I actually liked "Cutthroat Island." Alot of people don't like that movie, but I do.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu May 25 14:28:39 2017 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia will be late this morning



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Thu May 25 13:04:30 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Thursday, May 25th 2017 C.E.

We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!


Genesis
kawaii_marc
Phred
TabbyKat

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Genesis, kawaii_marc, Phred, TabbyKat!



Every planet has its own weird customs. About a year before we met, I spent six weeks on a moon where the principal form of recreation was juggling geese. My hand to God. Baby geese. Goslings. They were juggled. Wash, 'Our Mrs. Reynolds'

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu May 25 12:59:29 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
yay polgara!


Happy CD Thursday



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu May 25 12:40:58 2017 165.225.38.83) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick: Yes, I saw the Twin Peaks premiere Sunday night. I liked it.

At first I was worried it wasn't going to tie things together coherently after a 25 year gap.

Then I realized I actually applied the word "coherently" to a Twin Peaks experience -- and laughed at myself.



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Thu May 25 11:54:40 2017 24.3.106.169) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for polgara!

yay polgara!


Happy CD Thursday!



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woldguard says:
(Thu May 25 07:30:32 2017 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Yay yay janni!


Belated Deadguy Memorial Buffy Tuesday Question


What percentage of BtVS episodes did you watch when they originally aired?

All but ...

"Welcome to the Hellmouth"

"The Harvest"

"The Witch"

"Teacher's Pet"

"Anne"

and

"Same Time, Same Place"


So I saw 138 of 144 episodes on their original airing or around 96%.



Night All

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu May 25 03:51:43 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard My mind was blown, when I saw that...and couldn't believe it! I need to rewatch it!



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wolfguard says:
(Thu May 25 03:42:01 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu May 25 03:50:37 2017
Christopher Marlowe,

Very likely.

ETA There exist Inara/Rivers ~Femslashfic. Of course, there may be no need for
words.



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu May 25 02:49:46 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Saw this question posted somewhere else. Had Inara every spoke to River directly?



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wolfguard says:
(Thu May 25 02:00:24 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

So they say.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu May 25 00:53:23 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Back home from a lovely dinner.

wolfguard Looks like there are quite a few more people involved in that Manchester bombing.



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Maverick says:
(Wed May 24 23:02:35 2017 69.244.158.94) [Edit/Delete]
Does anyone know what a Fidget Toy is? Typical of this time in history--it has no purpose other than to muddle and coddle. It would be much better to give young people models and books on gyroscopes. We went to the moon using gyroscopes and the Segway (self-balancing scooter) uses gyroscopes for stability.


Agent Cooper: See "Twin Peaks" yet? It reminded me of something and I couldn't quite put my finger on it. Then I remembered the program called "Fringe." Anyway, I am happy to be looking at images imagined by David Lynch once again. I laughed and laughed at some of the facial expressions of Kyle MacLachlan in the Black Lodge.


Maverick


Laura Palmer's theme




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed May 24 22:26:11 2017 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
will be heading out soon for a dinner with another friend...I'm suddenly very popular these days.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed May 24 21:57:04 2017 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Secretive Pursuits

Category: Unknown
Question: What area would you find Area 51?
Answer: Nevada

Trivia Mulders: Maverick, wolfguard
Trivia Scullys: Agent Cooper, notsoShyGirl

Agent Cooper Sounds like a nice neighborhood, but what about the alien abductions?



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Maverick says:
(Wed May 24 21:03:32 2017 69.244.158.94) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO: Isaiah 17: The Destruction of Damascus. If I were living in Damascus, I think I would move.


Maverick


You Don't Own Me




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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed May 24 19:33:05 2017 165.225.38.83) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Nestled comfortably between Area 50 and Area 52, Area 51 offers pleasant walk-able neighborhoods, award winning schools and easy access to major highways.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Wed May 24 19:25:49 2017 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick Christian Futurists regard the Book of Daniel's abomination of desolation as referring to a future event, but some passages in Joel could be cited as well.



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Maverick says:
(Wed May 24 18:55:52 2017 69.244.158.94) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed May 24 23:31:10 2017
Trivia Girl: The Nevada area near the Extraterrestrial Highway.


The Muslim Brotherhood was formed after WWI when the Ottoman Empire fell. Its purpose was to re-establish non-secular governments (following Sharia law) and forming a new Caliphate. Obama (and Valerie Jarrett) populated the U.S. Government with Muslim Brotherhood people. I remember when Michele Bachmann pointed this out, she was vilified by Democrats and the Press.


DaddyCatALSO, abt: What do many consider the greatest unfulfilled prophecy in the Old Testament of the Bible (which means it hasn't happened YET)? BTW, Obama really liked calling ISIS ISIL because he could thumb his nose at Israel (the Levant INCLUDES Israel.)


Maverick


Send Her My Love




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wolfguard says:
(Wed May 24 18:39:29 2017 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO,

Thank you


Trivia Girl,

37 14′ 6″ N, 115 48′ 40″ W

Groom Lake



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed May 24 18:08:54 2017 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Noon time post! The day isn't going so great. 'Detailed-oriented' is a phrase I loath with a passion.



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werewolf123 says:
(Wed May 24 17:56:55 2017 68.12.72.107) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: never land



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed May 24 14:52:00 2017 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Secretive Pursuits

Category: Unknown
Question: What area would you find Area 51?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Wed May 24 12:55:06 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Wednesday, May 24th 2017 C.E.

We have SEVEN (7) Birthdays!


Dinky
Fnerk
HellaC
Marissa
GothicJossMinion aka Satine the Shadowdancer
SlayerMom
Venefica
Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Dinky, Fnerk, hellaC, Marissa, GothicJossMinion, Slayermom, Venefica!



I'm thinking about buying something very expensive. Maybe an antelope.
Anya, 'I Was Made To Love You'


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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed May 24 12:34:54 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
yay angela!

todays deadguy memorial angel wednesday question

Actually, all I can imagine is Buffy and the gang, standing next to the bus, with a cratered Sunnydale.

Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Wed May 24 11:54:25 2017 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard abt Ummayads in Damascus, then maintained their existence in Cordoba for a while until internal disunity and imperialism form /northwest Africa destroyed them. Abbasids in Baghdad and lasted a long time, including through periods when they had no kingdom to rule except a small city of exile; finally disappeared when the Mongols came in.
Other Muslim states have used the title "caliph" but it hasn't mean much; even the Ottomans tried to sell the point, but not very successfully.
When the Ottoman Empire collapsed Britain got territories in South Arabia, Iraq, Transjordan, and Palestine (they had taken Kuwait & Cyprus before the war) and France got Syria, Lebanon, and the Hatay district of Turkey, Yemen (North Yemen) became basically independent, and the Saudis took Hejaz and Asir. France, Britain and Italy had taken North Africa long before, and the Saudis had taken al-Hasa on the Gulf. Turkey actually expanded a little in the northeast, taking much of Russian Armenia.



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Wed May 24 11:28:24 2017 24.3.106.169) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for angela!

yay angela!

todays deadguy memorial angel wednesday question is brought to you by:

mental television - we project the shows into your brain

if I were to say 'picture sunnydale in your mind', what would you see?


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed May 24 03:55:23 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I'm not sure, neither I think. Divisions in religion (sunni, sufi, shia etc), ethnically (Kurds).



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wolfguard says:
(Wed May 24 03:30:12 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Like the US or the European Union?

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed May 24 02:19:18 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Given the divisions that exist between muslim-majority countries, any kind of unity would seem completely impossible.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed May 24 01:14:45 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Home!



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wolfguard says:
(Wed May 24 00:52:27 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
abt,

The goal is in the name, "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria", aka Islamic
State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The leaders want(ed) to establish an
Islamic State that would the nucleus of the Caliphate. In theory and
dreams, the Caliphate would rule all Arabs1, there would be no
other states ruling over Arabs. This is why so many Arab governments view
ISIS as a threat.

Unlike Christianity, Islam originated and evolved in and through politics.
State was not separate from religion.2 Mohamed conquered the ~
core area of the Arabian peninsula before he died. His successors carried
the conquest into what's now the Middle East, North Africa and parts of
Spain.3 I know both the Abbasid and Ummayid were considered
Caliphates I believe one was based in Damascus and one in Baghdad, I cannot
remember which). The Ottoman Turks controlled most of the Middle East from
around 1400-1918. I do not know if Arab Muslims consider the Ottomans a
Caliphate since they were not Arabs. A tangent ...

Here one might see potential cause of division. What comes first, identity
as a Muslim or identity as a Arab or Turk or Indonesia, etc.? I imagine God
would say, Islam comes first. You are a Muslim first. In practice, that
doesn't seem to be the case. Just this weekend on some news program a
participant spoke of an Pakistani citizen who said he was a Pashtu first,
because they had been around ~10,000 years; a Muslim second, because Islam
had been around 1,400 years; Pakistani last, because they had been around
60-odd years (since the partition following the British departure from
India).

Back to the mainline. After the Ottoman Empire collapsed following WWI, its
territories went, mostly, to Britain and France. After WWII, these
territories (protectorates) became states based on the European model.

During the 50's and 60's, many Arabs dreamed of unifying the states into
one. For a few years, Syria and Egypt had some sort of political union, but
it fell apart. But some people continue to dream of the Golden Age.


1 Islam began in the Arab world, but spread beyond. Currently
the largest Muslim country is Indonesia. Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, and
Pakistan are all majority Muslim countries, but the populations are non-
Arab.

2 I recall one Saudi King saying Saudi Arabia did not need a
constitution, because it had the Koran.

3 Islam was spread across the rest of Africa and Asia by
merchants and scholars.



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue May 23 23:28:59 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
having dinner with acquaintance! be back in an hour or two!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue May 23 23:01:37 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: Who was Buffy dating in 'Never Kill a Boy on the First Date'
Answer: Owen

Trivia First Boy: Comma
Trivia Second boy: Agent Cooper (no points for you!)

abt I thought ISIS wants a caliphate. Although I don't know if that is them or another group.



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abt says:
(Tue May 23 21:39:23 2017 84.9.76.45) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe, wolfguard - do ISIS have political ends?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue May 23 18:51:01 2017 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard, Agent Cooper Roger Moore was my first Bond, I will miss him.



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wolfguard says:
(Tue May 23 18:09:49 2017 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Belated Deadguy Memorial Angel Wednesday Question1

Do any of the scoobies still visit the ruins of Sunnydale?

Yes

1 I missed this on the first reading ...

is brought to you by:
the bestseller - modern pompei, the sunnydale story by dawn summers

Yes!

*g*



Belated Deadguy Memorial Buffy Tuesday Question

What is your favorite Buffy quote (the character, not the show)?

One of my favorites ...

We can make this work Giles!



WG



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue May 23 17:38:06 2017 165.225.38.83) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Not Xander.

And really, I should get points for that. Because it's technically correct.

:-P



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wolfguard says:
(Tue May 23 17:06:00 2017 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]



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Comma says:
(Tue May 23 16:55:13 2017 75.143.154.113) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue May 23 17:00:02 2017
R.I.P. Roger Moore, forever, in my mind, 'The Saint'.

@
o
/|\
/ \
Comma



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Comma says:
(Tue May 23 16:49:39 2017 75.143.154.113) [Edit/Delete]
Trivial Girl: Owen (I hope that the last name is not required?)

Comma



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue May 23 14:43:04 2017 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: Who was Buffy dating in 'Never Kill a Boy on the First Date'



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Tue May 23 13:18:32 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 C.E.

We have SEVEN (7) Birthdays!


4paws
Adorable Hellspawn
Closet Buffyholic
Jeanie the Tortoise Fly
Mar
minimike
willowkitten

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to 4paws, Adorable Hellspawn, Closet Buffyholic, Jeanie the Tortoise Fly, Mar, miminike, willowkitten!



Gwen: Demon, OK? The whole ninecloven feet and horns and teeth. He wasn't wearing lam though. Lorne: Yeah, the evil ones can't pull it off. It gets camp.
'Long Day's Journey'


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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue May 23 13:00:34 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
yay janni!

deadguy memorial qod

I would say 60%, as I started midway through season two, I think


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Tue May 23 12:02:25 2017 24.3.106.169) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for janni

yay janni!

todays deadguy memorial buffy tuesday question is brought to you by:

the sunnydale broadcasting system - gardening, crafts, and high school sports

what percentage of btvs episodes did you watch when they originally aired?


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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Comma says:
(Tue May 23 10:18:23 2017 75.143.154.113) [Edit/Delete]
Longggggggggggg night!

Comma



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wolfguard says:
(Tue May 23 03:48:04 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

When used wisely it can achieve political ends. Terrorism helped Zionist and
Michael Collins to drive the British out of Palestine and Ireland
respectively. Note though, it tends to work better against democratic states
than authoritarian ones. For instance, terrorism did not work against the USSR
or now Russia. It would not have worked against the Nazis. It probably
wouldn't work against China.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue May 23 03:27:51 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard How effective is terrorism?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue May 23 01:36:22 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I hope we get more details about how this happened in the days to follow.



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wolfguard says:
(Tue May 23 00:15:33 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue May 23 00:24:11 2017
UK Police: nine-teen killed, around 50
injuried at Ariana Grande concert


WG



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wolfguard says:
(Tue May 23 00:07:06 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

From BBC online ....

- Ariana Grande concert

there were bodies everywhere

possible terrorist incident

bear with us - ambulance service



WG



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Comma says:
(Tue May 23 00:04:53 2017 75.143.154.113) [Edit/Delete]
ChristopherMarlowe: I cannot say much, but I did get off early, was heading to the apartment and got a phone call to come back in.

CC



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon May 22 23:28:54 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
sounds like something went boom over in a Manchester Arena....



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon May 22 22:16:32 2017 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Music
Question: What lake is mentioned in 'Smoke on the Water'?
Answer: Lake Geneva

Trivia Songmasters: OldManFan, notsoShyGirl, Agent Cooper
Trivia Out of Tune: Agent Cooper



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wolfguard says:
(Mon May 22 18:47:03 2017 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Mon May 22 18:59:21 2017
Agent Cooper,

Did you read the DNI report?

ETA If you have not read the report, a suggestion. Before doing so, ponder the ways any government might intervene in another government's elections. Since I've not yet read the report, I will do and post the same. My reason is we set our criteria before looking at the report.


WG



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Agent Cooper says:
(Mon May 22 17:41:14 2017 165.225.38.83) [Edit/Delete]
Ah, Lake Geneva! The birthplace of Dungeons and Dragons. That is holy ground.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon May 22 17:37:17 2017 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
folks know their music around here!



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OldManFan says:
(Mon May 22 15:40:42 2017 24.3.106.169) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - Lake Geneva.

OMF



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Mon May 22 15:30:29 2017 76.120.26.241) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Lake Geneva



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Agent Cooper says:
(Mon May 22 15:28:30 2017 165.225.38.83) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Lake Titicaca.

Giggity!!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon May 22 14:39:31 2017 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Music
Question: What lake is mentioned in 'Smoke on the Water'



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Mon May 22 13:17:32 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Monday, May 22nd 2017 C.E.

We have EIGHT (8) Birthdays!


ashes
Buffyholic21
Cordelia Chase - the character
jade
Keem
DellRaven
MonsterBasher
Sanguineus

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to ashes, Buffyholic21, Cordelia Chase, jade, Keem, DellRaven, MonsterBasher, Sanguineus



Mal: Well, look at this! Appears we got here just in the nick of time. What does that make us? Zoe: Big damn heroes, sir. 'Safe''

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



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Agent Cooper says:
(Mon May 22 12:57:52 2017 165.225.38.83) [Edit/Delete]
Wolfguard: Wow. That's ALOT of typing.

So how exactly did the Russians interfere with the election again? :-)



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon May 22 12:56:04 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
yay belmont!


Goodbye Blue Monday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Mon May 22 11:24:08 2017 24.3.106.169) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for beldin!

yay belmont!


Goodbye Blue Monday!



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wolfguard says:
(Mon May 22 04:04:53 2017 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper,

For reference ...

Background to Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections: The Analytic Process and Cyber Incident Attribution

This is the declassified report from the office of the Director of National Intelligence.


WG



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wolfguard says:
(Mon May 22 03:53:59 2017 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper,

Just saw your post on Trump, Russia, and the election. The question of impeachment is not dependent on the Russian question. In the past week or so, I posted several excerpts from an article that explored ways President Trump might be removed from office.1 The article looked at both impeachment and the 25th Amendment.

Based on what I read and remember now, "all" that's required to impeach a president is a simple majority vote in the House. At least 218 House members would have to decide there was a good reason to impeach. What constitutes "good reason"? I would wager there might be several reasons, some said for the record and some not. Essentially, the decision to impeach a president is a question of trust in the president. If enough House members lose trust, they can vote to impeach.2

It is unlikely at this time that President Trump will be impeached, because even if all the House Democrats were to vote to impeach, they would still need 30 Republicans to vote to impeach. However, matters could change. For one, the Democrats could increase their numbers in the 2018 midterms. Whether they will depends, on part, on the President's behavior and his administration's successes and failures between now and then. It's also possible some Republicans might change their minds, especially if they see their futures' threatened by the Trump administration (and this could happen before the 2018 elections).



I'm presently looking into the Russian affair, purely to separate the rhetoric coming from both left and right. There are at least two separate questions. First, did the Russians interfere in the US elections? Second, did candidate Trump or anyone involved in his campaign collude with Russia towards winning the election?


There are at least four possible answers:

1. The Russians did not interfere or try to interfere with the election.

2. The Russians did interfere with the election.

3. The Trump campaign approached the Russians for help and the Russians refused.

4. The Trump campaign and the Russians worked together to affect the election.

I used the word "affect", because I've come across different theories as to what the Russians wanted to see or achieve. And here they are ...

A) Hillary Clinton defeated. This is predicated on Putin wanting revenge on Clinton. The Russians didn't care which 16 odd Republican candidates had won, the Russians would still have interfered seeking to defeat Clinton.

B) Donald Trump victory (He wanted better relations with Russia and some of his foreign policy stances, e.g. NATO, worked for Russia).

C) Hillary Clinton victory, but a pyrrhic one. The thinking here was while the Russians might like want Trump said, they also viewed him as too unpredictable to risk. Clinton was viewed as predictable, so just work to see her weakened by the election fight.

More later.

1 Endgame(s) in The New Yorker

2 If a president is impeached by the House, then the Senate hears the case and decides whether to dismiss or confirm the charge with a 2/3rds majority required for the latter.


WG



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Comma says:
(Mon May 22 00:27:23 2017 75.143.154.113) [Edit/Delete]
I can remember a Marine and his working dog sitting in an airport. The Marine had a MP-3 player with two sets of ear plugs. The Marine was using one set, and the dog had the other set in it's ears. Three Dog Night maybe?

Comma



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Agent Cooper says:
(Sun May 21 23:45:38 2017 100.4.183.212) [Edit/Delete]
Comma/Chris Marlowe - In the air force I saw alot
of working dogs, almost all of them were the "sniffer
" dogs, the ones that sniffed out drugs or
explosives in luggage and air cargo.

One day I saw a couple of airmen in the terminal
who had these big tough looking dogs. They were
like german shepherds but bigger. I dont know
muchabout dogs, but they loked like big shepherds
crossex with rottweilers. One of mybcomrades went
to petone ( you couldpet thedogs when they
werent working) but the dog sprang right up and
bared its teeth. The dog airmen warned him off
and explained thses werent sniffing dogs, but war
dogs and were not friendly. We talked tothem for a
bit and they told us how re more these welike
police dogs but more dangerous, that policedogs
were trained todetain, but these dogs could be
ordersdbto really attack and possibly kill a target.

We stayed away from those dogs from then on. ;-)



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Agent Cooper says:
(Sun May 21 23:32:04 2017 100.4.183.212) [Edit/Delete]
Wolfguard - Still waiting to hear exactly how Russia
interfered with the election. Nobody seems to be
able to explain this. So far all I hear is some vague,
mysterious accusations with no specifics. Friday I
listened to several prominent DC law officials on
the radio explain that there was simply nothing
there. In fact, last week I heard at least three
democratic senators say the same thing. "There
will be no impeacment. There's nothing to bring
impeachment for."

Maverick - Showtime is doing TP marathkn right no
leading up tothe reboot. I dont normal have
showtime but am getting a free preview this
weekend. Which with my luck will probablybend at
exactly 9 pm, when the TPstarts. :-)



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Comma says:
(Sun May 21 23:29:22 2017 75.143.154.113) [Edit/Delete]
ChristopherMarlowe: The dogs were one part of the Army that I was never involved with. I do know, just like a lot of civilian working dogs, some of the military dogs are trained commands in German. I do see, while I am in the Fort Campbell area, retired military working and their families. The dogs seem to be great family pets after their jobs are over.

Comma



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun May 21 23:27:01 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Sounds like Trump is not screwing up in Saudi Arabia. Hypocritical, but he hasn't started any new scandals.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun May 21 20:07:49 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Comma

I was just watching a program on Working Military Dogs. Pretty interesting stuff.



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Cian (i'm irish) says:
(Sun May 21 20:06:25 2017 51.37.186.60) [Edit/Delete]
Hey all, just a fly by, hope
everyone one is well. Extremely hard
to believe it was 15 years ago since
I first posted. Recognise a few
names here and hope all is well with
ye.



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Comma says:
(Sun May 21 19:33:13 2017 75.143.154.113) [Edit/Delete]
'Human Terrain Systems': My Army strikes again!

Comma



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Maverick says:
(Sun May 21 18:13:15 2017 69.244.158.94) [Edit/Delete]
"Twin Peaks" is back on Tonight, on Showtime. I don't have Cable but I took advantage of a 30-day Free Trial on my Roku stick. Tonight there are two introductory episodes. Last night, I watched the last episode from the old series, the one where Laura Palmer (the dead Laura Palmer) said she'd be back in 25 years. One might also prepare by watching "Fire Walk With Me" the movie that followed the series. It WAS available online for Free, but I don't know if it still is. What do I particularly like about "Twin Peaks"? It's kind of a controlled lunacy with some mysticism thrown in. David Lynch (written with Mark Frost) has his own world-view. What he thinks is ART is not always what I would think is art. But he's consistently convinced he is onto something. I find the ride fun. "Elephant Man" was just so interesting (just to see Anthony Hopkins cry in an early scene.) "Mulholland Drive" is like an exquisite puzzle (Naomi Watts is incredible in it AND there's a fabulous Lesbian scene [with Laura Harring.]) I have watched "Inland Empire" twice and still have not understood what Lynch was getting at (the DVD includes a Special Feature of Lynch cooking quinoa which is fascinating [because HE's doing it.]) I haven't yet seen "Lost Highway." Lynch DOES occasionally "act" in his own productions (for instance he plays a hard-of-hearing FBI agent in "Twin Peaks" and "Fire Walk With Me." He's hilarious with all his yelling. "Blue Velvet" is also worth seeing (it's bizarre in its own way--BTW, Lynch was married to Isabella Rossalini for a while.) Lynch had his own Website for a while (it may still be there) and it was full of his eclectic thoughts (often expressed in strange art.)


Maverick


"Twin Peaks" theme




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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sun May 21 12:43:13 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Sunday, March 21st 2017 C.E.

We have THREE (3) Birthdays!


Extra Flamey
Stora (Powergirl's childe)
Wanda Zavala

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Extra Flamey, Stora, Wanda Zavala!



Angel: Is that what you think you are--a hero? Spike: Saved the world didn't I? Angel: Once. Talk to me after you've done it a couple more times. 'Destiny'

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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun May 21 00:37:23 2017 70.198.48.145) [Edit/Delete]
Wolfguard

Human terrain systems?



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wolfguard says:
(Sat May 20 23:07:00 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

I know of many international business folks who are uninterested,
insensitive, or unaware of foreign cultures and societies.1 As I
recall, the author of a book on international jobs/careers warned people
considering master's programs in international affairs that business people
didn't always see a need for people trained or educated in country or area
studies. When such business folks were asked, ~ Don't you need someone who
knows about (fill in the country)? They'd reply, "Nah, we'll get an
interpreter".

OTOH, that was thirty odd years ago. More recently Foreign Policy
magazine surveying foreign affairs scholars and practitioners on what they
needed and thought about graduate programs in international affairs. The
most common reply was country/area expertise including foreign language
fluency. The most cited functional expertise demanded was economics. When
asked if there were model or theories from academia that they found useful,
practitioners answered work on nuclear war and human terrain systems.

As another job recruiter noted, if you're interest in working overseas,
what you need is expertise in a functional area needed overseas. (I knew a
woman who worked in China for several years and adopted two Chinese
children. She got the job in China, because she was an experienced
accountant.

1 Though one publisher/author of travel books that based on
sales, more Americans are interested in catering to foreign visitors' ways
and behaving appropriate when traveling than the other way around. This
despite the common perception of the "Ugly American" (though they exist)



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat May 20 22:05:44 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sat May 20 22:06:51 2017
wolfguard Your analysis is spot on. I think it's very difficult for Trump to be self-aware, in the sense that he considers the consequences of what he does.

Lets talk about the current 'scandal du jour', Trumps refusal to take transportation up to Masada. He doesn't appear to have understood that asking to take a helicopter rather than do what is traditionally done would come across as insensitive.

He may have had legitimate reasons (in his own mind), but does he recognize that others could see that behavior as insensitive. Would he be capable of understanding beforehand that his actions would be perceived that way?

Does he even care? If he doesn't then that is a serious serious flaw on his part, despite his claims of being an international businessman.



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wolfguard says:
(Sat May 20 21:51:55 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Before one can come up with an excuse they have to know there's something
needing an explanation, i.e. an excuse. If that something is not widely
known, then the person might think it better not to let it be known.
Consequently, that person is vulnerable to blackmail.

Consider President Trump. You believe he would explain away something
others would see as faults or failures. If this were always true, then he's
unlikely been "colluding" with the Russians, because he would not see it as
colluding, he'd be able to explain it away. As he said, ~ I could shoot
someone on 5th Ave and (my) people would still be behind me. You cannot
blackmail someone who doesn't believe they've done something wrong. So if
you're right about Trump being shameless - because he can rationalize away
shameful behavior - then Trump's not done anything with the Russians that
he sees as wrong.

OTOH, if you believe Trump is trying to hide something he did which
involves the Russians, then he is capable of shame.

Of course, one might argue it's not shame, but fear of punishment that
might be behind actions some see as immoral, unethical, or illegal. But
here again, if you believe he could rationalize away such behaviors, then
he's probably not done anything.

Okay, above I've been arguing black and white positions. One might argue
Trump does not believe he's done anything wrong, but he can appreciate that
others might see it as wrong and react in ways that hamper or hurt him.
Consequently, while he might believe it's okay to do X, he knows others
think not and will give him grief - and therefore he might try to hide it.

If this is true thought, then it could also apply to his perceptions of
himself. For instance, I am a winner - not a loser. If Hillary Clinton were
to win the election I'd be seen as a loser. Since I'm not a loser, then
Hillary could only have won by cheating. As the election approaches and
polls are predicting a Clinton win, in the back of my mind and have a ready
explanation. But I'd rather not have to use it.

Hypothetical: I did not do anything wrong, but what the Russians have on me
would be seen by some stupid people as being wrong. Rather than have to
mess with these losers I'll just go along with the Russians. Besides, I can
turn that game against them. But I won't be able to if they tell the world.

So there we are. *g*

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat May 20 20:14:30 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Wow...how time flies..the day is almost over already!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sat May 20 14:16:21 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Saturday, May 20th 2017 C.E.

We have FIVE (5) Birthdays!


Dean Butler as Hank Summers
Jasmen
QTWillow
Vaal
Velvet Slayer

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Dean Buter, jasmen, QTWillow, Vaal, Velvet slayer!



It's called a blaster, Will, a word that tends to discourage experimentation. Now, if it were called the Orgasmater, I'd be the first to try your basic button press approach.
Xander, 'This Year's Girl'


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WillowFromBuffy says:
(Sat May 20 10:01:00 2017 92.220.20.206) [Edit/Delete]
Hey, slayerettes! Would anyone like
to check out my Buffy tribute
videos?

https://youtu.be/mE1xE2qgWtA
https://youtu.be/2jvN4ERr-tE



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat May 20 03:52:07 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I'm not sure he
would be capable of recognizing
personal failure. He would blame it
on anything other than himself.



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wolfguard says:
(Sat May 20 02:21:22 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Do you think Trump would be ashamed to be seen as a loser?

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat May 20 01:35:32 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Trump has a pretty
large ego, but I also think he is
pretty shameless. If Trump can get
away with the '*****' comment, I'm
not sure anything sexual would work.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri May 19 23:57:13 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Thirty-odd House Republicans would have to conclude President Trump had lost
their trust and/or had committed an impeachable offense. After listening to
his supporters declare there's no proof of collusion or the like with the
Russians, I've been taking a look.

As of now, I'd wager a small amount of money that the Russians have evidence
of something he's done that he's ashamed of. I suspect it's not money, because
he could probably explain money away as 'that's business' ... though if it
could be shown he was played for a fool, that might work. It'd be one
explanation for not showing his tax returns (another would be he's not as
wealthy as he claims). It could be he has sexual tastes he'd not like known,
e.g. being a closet submissive. OTOH, the old KGB once tried to blackmail
Sukarno, Indonesia's first president. They recorded him with another of women
and then threaten to release the films. Sukarno was thrilled. The films will
show my people I am a virile man! Darn. Have to look for something else.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri May 19 23:21:50 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I doubt Trump will be impeached, as much as some are frothing at the mouth, I don't think what Trump has done so far warrants it.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri May 19 22:47:51 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO,

"Adverse/aversion"

Good catch. My bad.

WG



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wolfguard says:
(Fri May 19 21:32:44 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper,

The power of the Congress to impeach is part of the Constitution. It has
been applied to two US Presidents, Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson, and had
not Richard Nixon resigned, impeachment would have been applied to him.
Both Clinton and Nixon's elections expressed "the will of the people"
(Nixon had won 49 of 50 states in 1972).1

In both cases, after hearing the arguments, the Senate dismissed charges
against both presidents and they continued in office. Had the Senate
confirmed the charge, then Clinton and/or Johnson would have left office.

As I remember, the Democrats believed similarly to you, the will of the
people was being subverted by a few people who did not want Clinton as
president. Ho-hum.

As I now understand the history and political thought on impeachment, the
potential charges are not limited to alleged crimes. If the House does not
have faith in a president, they can impeach him. Once impeached, a
president's supporters can argue the opposite.2

If all the Democrats in the House were to vote for an impeachment, it would
still take ~30 Republicans to reach a simple majority.3
Essentially, President Trump is protected from impeachment so long as he
holds the trust of the Republican party. So, how might that trust be
eroded?

Beyond trust, there's political success and survival. If enough Republicans
were to believe the President was harming their opportunity to pass desired
legislation or to win re-election, then they might decide to impeach.

And then there's the 25th Amendment, another post.


1 Andrew Johnson was Lincon's vice-president.

2 It takes a simple majority in the House to impeach, but a
2/3rds majority in the Senate to confirm the charges.

3 I'm not sure the steps needed to bring an impeachment charge
to vote. I assume it has to come through the Speaker or one of the
committees, and of course the House is controlled by the Republicans.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri May 19 20:25:01 2017 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper I have about an hour and a half left! I can't wait to get out of here!

I didn't realize there was a new Deadpool trailer, kewl!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri May 19 18:40:54 2017 165.225.38.83) [Edit/Delete]
Only 2.5 hours left. Can't wait till this week is over!

Anybody see the new Deadpool trailer. It's hilarious!



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Fri May 19 14:30:57 2017 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper wolfguard Christopher Marlowe Actually, it's a couple different large minorities with opposing intentions who feel and act that way.
And the word you want to describe the mood of those who would seek Administration office is "averse." "Adverse" describes things like weather, terrain etc.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri May 19 13:14:24 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Friday, May 19th 2017 C.E.

We have THREE (3) Birthdays!


Cailet
Sophia Crawford - Sarah's stunt double S2-4
wanttoknow

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Cailet, Sophia Crawford, wanttoknow!



Funny thing about black and white. You mix it together and you get gray. And it doesn't matter how much white you try and put back in, you're never gonna get anything but gray.
Lilah, 'Habeas Corpses''


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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri May 19 12:51:05 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
yay demoriel!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri May 19 12:46:37 2017 165.225.38.83) [Edit/Delete]
Wolfguard/Chris Marlowe.

"Once you've formally announced to the public that their decisions simply do not matter, and that a niche subculture of the country gets to exercise an extra-constitutional veto on any decision they don't approve of -- once you've made it plain that America is a government with a nation, not a nation with a government -- what exactly is it that binds the people to a government that cannot in any way be described as "their" government?

The old bromide was that we have to respect the will of the people when we lose, if for no other reason that we count on others respecting the will of the people when they lose.

But now that that social contract has been entirely disavowed by a large minority of the country -- now that they've made it plain that they will have no government except one they control at the expense of their enemies -- what possible reason could they suggest to citizens why they must respect the next president, or the one after that?" -AosHQ



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri May 19 12:34:59 2017 165.225.38.83) [Edit/Delete]
Comma - Not far at all. My niece lives up there. I joke with her all them time that she should move back down to "civilization." :-)



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Fri May 19 12:06:06 2017 24.3.106.169) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for demoriel!

yay demoriel!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday!



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wolfguard says:
(Fri May 19 03:30:08 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri May 19 03:32:25 2017
Christopher Marlowe,

Big league, big bucks.


ETA Off that last word, during the 60's Moon race NASA would tell Congress,
"No bucks, no Buck Rogers." *g*


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri May 19 03:13:40 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I had no idea that the Clintons owed that much.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri May 19 03:05:38 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Until 7-10 days ago, I thought it was a liberal fantasy that President Trump
would not finish his term. Now I think it's a possibility Trump will not
finish his term.

WG



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wolfguard says:
(Fri May 19 02:51:21 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

"not risk-adverse."

Have to read the fine print. *g*

Last night on CNN they were discussing legal bills some White House staff
might face. They talked about past White House staff in both the Bush and
Clinton administrations who had to go in hock for legal services after
becoming involved in investigations.1 I believe David Gergen said
he hired a lawyer even though he had not been part of the staff at the time of
the matters being investigated. Another said a staffer might have to pay
$20,000 to a good attorney to do the first round.

1 Apparently the Clintons left the White House owing $5 million in
legal expenses.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri May 19 02:09:50 2017 70.198.43.238) [Edit/Delete]
Wolfguard

Risk adverse? That would seem to
mean choosing to do the job or do
what Trump wants, a kind of no win
scenario.



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Maverick says:
(Fri May 19 02:06:47 2017 69.244.158.94) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe: Yes, the place to get a job nowadays is for fiction writers with the Mainstream Media. Anything alleged is pushed as fact by all other "journalists." They still write daily about Trump and his alleged collusion with the Rooskies (no proof,) whereas Obama shipped in a cargo plane $400,000,000 in cash on a pallet (probably shrink-wrapped) to Iran (as a downpayment on $1.3 Billion as negotiated reparations for our relationship with the Shah, meanwhile they occupied our embassy and held our personnel hostage for over a year and we got nothing) to release hostages (we are not supposed to negotiate with terrorists) and then Obama lied about the whole thing (and was found out to have lied) and the press said, "hohum."


Maverick


I Will Follow Him




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wolfguard says:
(Fri May 19 01:58:11 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri May 19 02:00:29 2017
Christopher Marlowe,

Selfless, patriotic Republicans who are not risk-adverse.


ETA You'd be like the Coast Guard trying to rescue a near sinking ship in
rough seas whose captain doesn't realize or accept his decisions caused the
problem.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri May 19 01:51:09 2017 70.198.43.238) [Edit/Delete]
Wolfguard

I wonder who would take a job in
Trump's aministration now?



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wolfguard says:
(Fri May 19 01:49:27 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Buffy was born on the cusp between Gen-X and Millennials. She could be them.
*g*

It's been said that Joss originally aimed BtVS at teen-age boys. So, teen-age
boys in 1997 would have been born between 1978 and 1984. If BtVS 3.0 were to
premiere in 2018, then a teenage audience would have been born between 1999-
2005 - Not Millennials. Something else. Naughters? *g*

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri May 19 01:02:50 2017 70.198.43.238) [Edit/Delete]
Wolfguard

Even millennials? *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Fri May 19 00:43:08 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Absolutely.

WG



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Comma says:
(Fri May 19 00:18:59 2017 75.143.154.113) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri May 19 00:28:50 2017
Agent Cooper: The Comma is going to be in Glens Falls, for a military reunion, in June. Didn't know how close you are to there?

Just 100 days until the college football season starts. There are a lot o unanswered questions this year.

Comma



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri May 19 00:17:48 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Do you think kids could relate to Buffy if the show was made today?



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu May 18 22:09:55 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Phobic Pursuits

Category: Phobias
Question: What does a vampire fear if he has Alliumphobia?
Answer: Garlic

Trivia Chefs: notsoShyGirl
Trivia Cooks: Agent Cooper



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Thu May 18 21:15:03 2017 76.120.26.241) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper
I'm using the same placement agency that got me the last job. There are a couple of jobs that I'm interested in. We'll see....



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu May 18 18:36:24 2017 165.225.38.83) [Edit/Delete]
That song by the Calling, "wherever you will go" is playing on the radio right now. Every time I hear it I think of Sunnydale. Can't remember to save my life what ep it was used in though.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu May 18 17:50:56 2017 165.225.38.83) [Edit/Delete]
Notsoshygirl: How is the job search going? Any hot prospects?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu May 18 17:33:37 2017 165.225.38.83) [Edit/Delete]
Chris Marlowe: Heh, that's funny cuz we're having a record hot day here. Gonna be 90 degrees here in old Upstate NY. It was 91 yesterday and that broke a temp record.

Going back to normal for the time of year tomorrow, which is around 70-ish.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu May 18 16:56:48 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
It's a cold day out there and it messed up what little plans I had for today!



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Thu May 18 16:43:45 2017 76.120.26.241) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Garlic



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu May 18 16:22:17 2017 165.225.38.83) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: The fear that he may be biting Muhammad Ali in disguise, and get his butt kicked.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu May 18 13:24:42 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Phobic Pursuits

Category: Phobias
Question: What does a vampire fear if he has Alliumphobia?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu May 18 13:18:25 2017 165.225.38.83) [Edit/Delete]
Wolfguard: And that's exactly right. Advertising rates have traditionally been based on how many people you can reach.

For print products like magazines and newspapers that has always been based on readership and circulation. A paper that has a larger readership can command higher ad rates than a paper with a lower readership. More readers means higher ad rates.

TV works the same way - more viewers equals higher ad rates.

But it's not so simple anymore.

Now, in the age of the internet and media hyper saturation, it's a lot more complicated than that.

It's no longer like the old days when the aim was to throw as many marketing dollars in as many channels as possible, with the aim of blasting out your message to as many people you can to maximize the chance of hitting the right audience.

Advertisers today want to see tangible ROI and expect specific, measurable results. It's not just about guaranteeing a big general audience anymore, but about guaranteeing the right audience at the right time with the right message.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Thu May 18 13:17:30 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Thursday, May 18th 2017 C.E.

We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!


Amy
carlycat
Darkwind
Devastating Charm
Janni
Lord Chaos
tatybogle

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Amy, carlycat, Darkwind, Devastating Charm, Janni, Lord Chaos, tatybogle!



Actually, I was thinking it would be sort of like a pet. You know, we could...we could name her Trixie, or Miss Kitty Fantastico, or something. Tara, 'New Moon Rising'

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu May 18 13:09:36 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
yay mia!


Happy CD Thursday!



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Thu May 18 11:55:35 2017 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe Agent Cooper My only theory is that, given the collapse was driven by mystic forces, it was limited sort t of exactly to the city limits. And the docks and beach are a maybe a little over two miles out of town, along with some factories, the zoo, the private college and graveyard from "Lizard Boy," etc. While the mall was included in the town, though.



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Thu May 18 11:16:46 2017 24.3.106.169) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for mia!

yay mia!


Happy CD Thursday!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu May 18 03:53:39 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
just learned my niece has a new baby girl...Jubilee.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu May 18 02:28:36 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Two works that I never really like...special prosecutor



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu May 18 00:48:37 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: What persona does Lindsay Macdonald assume on in 'Soul Purpose'?
Answer: Doyle

Trivia Originals: notsoShyGirl
Trivia Clones: Maverick, Agent Cooper



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wolfguard says:
(Thu May 18 00:08:53 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper,

Read and pondering. For now, what about advertising rates on television?
Networks' "product" were specific, 'captive' audiences for advertisers. Rates
were based on 'eyeballs'. Better ratings, better rates.

Similarly, magazines' rates are strongly tied to circulation. Since most
magazines make more revenue from ads than subscriptions, they will often take
a subscription loss to boost their subscriber numbers.

More later, after I ponder. *g*

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed May 17 23:24:52 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
home!



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Wed May 17 21:46:20 2017 76.120.26.241) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Doyle



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed May 17 17:41:19 2017 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper That was a pretty big crater, and where was the wharf?



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Maverick says:
(Wed May 17 15:59:14 2017 69.244.158.94) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Ernst Stavro Blofeld.


Maverick


Eternal Flame




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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed May 17 15:39:02 2017 165.225.38.83) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Boris Alphonso Felton

Wednesday Deadguy Question: Probably none of them. The place had such bad memories for them all, I wouldn't be surprised if none of them visited the Sunnydale crater unless it was necessary.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed May 17 14:48:15 2017 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: What persona does Lindsay Macdonald assume on in 'Soul Purpose'?



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Wed May 17 14:29:21 2017 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
deadguy Memorial Quod : Well, since Willow's parents bought their new house in the tract overlooking the crater, Willow sees it every time she visits them.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Wed May 17 13:14:02 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Wednesday, March 17th 2017 C.E.

We have THREE (3) Birthdays!



Old One's Youngest
Watcher X
Yefa

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Old One's Youngest, Watcher X, yefa!



She growls?! You made her so she growls?! Buffy, 'I Was Made To Love You'

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



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed May 17 12:56:00 2017 165.225.38.83) [Edit/Delete]
Wolfguard: Sales are great, but they really only work well for companies that sell tangible things like food or merchandise. They can backfire in other industries.

Like *ahem* advertising. :-)

Take something tangible, like shoes. If you sell a popular brand of shoes from China that everybody wants, and say, there's big fire at the largest Chinese port that export shoes are shipped from, then the rate for shoes goes up because the shoe supply has stopped and they are now harder for retailers to get. Your shoes are in demand, but scarce, so the price goes up.

Once the port is up and running again all those backed up shoe shipments hit the market and there is a glut, so all the shoe retailers offer discount sales so they can get rid of the all their extra shoe inventory sitting in the warehouse. Prices go down.

This is easy economics that everybody who buys shoes or clothes or food understands.

When you're selling a non-tangible product like advertising, there's no similar simple way to explain why your price would ever go up or down. There ARE reasons but they are more complex and much harder to explain and justify to your average consumer, especially those who aren't familiar with the industry and don't understand the inside baseball of advertising.

So sales are very tricky. Once you give a customer a special low price or a sale on advertising, those customers almost invariably will expect and sometimes demand that lower rate ever after. And why not, since there is no easy to understand supply and demand explanation for changing your rates, as there would be with shoes or food.

So if you're in advertising and you're going to offer a discount price, you have to be careful how you put it out there.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed May 17 12:47:22 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
yay blade the vampire hunter!

deadguy memorial angel Wednesday


I don't think any of the scoobies do that. From what we saw, there isn't much to look at!


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Wed May 17 11:28:43 2017 24.3.106.169) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for blade the vampire hunter!

yay blade the vampire hunter!

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

the bestseller - modern pompei, the sunnydale story by dawn summers

do any of the scoobies still visit the ruins of sunnydale?


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed May 17 03:32:42 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Essentially yes. *g* There is a open lot on a particular corner in my neighborhood. The intersection gets a lot of heavy traffic, so often around election time you see signs sprout up for this candidate or that candidate.

However, the lot is owned by an individual who only lets certain candidates (conservatives) put a sign there.

So by virtue of the other candidates sign being on that lot, I'm casting my vote for the other guy.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed May 17 03:21:09 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Because the candidate is the lessor of two evils? *g*

There are different pricing philosophies. One is to price the product based
on its value to the customers. How does the customer see the product
satisfying their needs and wants? For instance, a professional chef may
value the attributes of a particular knife at $150. The chefs needs and
experience convince them $150 for the knife is a good value.1

Imagine there are 100,000 such chefs in the country and 5% of them buy a
new $150 Chef Knife each year. So each year on average, 5,000 chefs buy the
knife generating $750,000 in revenue. You'd like to sell more, but the
knives just last too long and there are only so many professional chefs. :(

Well, maybe there are some lesser chefs, or chef interns or amateur chefs
or wannabe chefs who would like such a knife, but can't see forking out the
$150. They might buy a Chef Knife if the price is lower.2 So you
lower the price and some of them buy. They knew the value of the knife at
$150, but they didn't value it at that price. You got them to buy the knife
by, in effect, giving them the difference in dollars between the original
price and the lower price.

1 I made up the numbers

2 And you might make up for the lower price by increased sales.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed May 17 02:43:44 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I ducked out to attend a city council forum, just to see the candidates I have to choose from. I know who I'm going to vote for, but I'm not sure I like it.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed May 17 01:23:21 2017 70.198.1.141) [Edit/Delete]
Wolfguard


Sales are common with businesses.
Attracting new customers is easy,
keeping them is more challenging.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed May 17 00:58:56 2017 70.198.1.141) [Edit/Delete]
Wolfguard

I am not sure how that tracks?



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wolfguard says:
(Wed May 17 00:17:03 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
~ If you must lower prices to attract new customers, then you are buying
customers.


WG



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue May 16 23:57:29 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuits

Category: Buffy
Question: What kind of dance did Xander do in the episode 'The Replacement'?
Answer: Snoopy Dance

Trivia Dancers: notsoShyGirl, wolfguard
Trivia two Left feet: Agent Cooper



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wolfguard says:
(Tue May 16 23:20:48 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Does a pale imitation of Snoopy's dance. For one thing, no flappy ears. For
another, no tail. *g*

WG



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue May 16 23:05:04 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
**Does the Snoopy Dance**



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue May 16 20:29:15 2017 165.225.38.83) [Edit/Delete]
Now the fuzzy stare from not being there on a confusing morning week;
Impaired my tribal lunar speak.
And of course you can't become;
if you only say what you would have done.
So I missed a million miles of fun.



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wolfguard says:
(Tue May 16 20:12:22 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Just heard this said of either the US Senate or Congress ...

~ Everything has been said, but not everyone has said it. ~

*g*

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue May 16 18:28:09 2017 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
So bored at work....



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue May 16 18:12:10 2017 165.225.38.83) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: The Deathwok Clan Dance of Awkwardness.



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wolfguard says:
(Tue May 16 17:35:18 2017 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Drive-By

Trivia Girl,

A human interpretation of Snoopy's dance.

WG



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Tue May 16 15:15:43 2017 76.120.26.241) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
The Snoopy Dance



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue May 16 15:07:51 2017 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuits

Category: Buffy
Question: What kind of dance did Xander do in the episode 'The Replacement'?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Tue May 16 12:38:59 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Tuesday, May 16th 2017 C.E.

We have SEVEN (7) Birthdays!


stina
AKA Becker
Dalia
David Boreanaz as Angel/Angelus
James Tyler - MenomeGirl's grandson
Leira
mapleleaf

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to stina, AKA Becker, Dalia, David Boreanaz, James Tyler, Leira, mapleleaf!



Mal: He calls back, you keep them occupied. Wash: What do I do, shadow puppets?
'The Message''


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



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OldManFan says:
(Tue May 16 12:34:23 2017 24.3.106.169) [Edit/Delete]
Thanks so much to Christopher Marlowe for filling in for the Yay Of The Day. My computer was having issues posting here.

OMF



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue May 16 12:33:58 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Hello Cutie!

deadguy qod - I think the 'Dead. Still Pretty' is a classic line.



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Tue May 16 11:37:43 2017 24.3.106.169) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for hello cutie

yay hello cutie!

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

quotes 'r us - if we dont have one we'll make one up

what is your favorite buffy quote (the character, not the show)?


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue May 16 03:05:23 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
[b[]wolfguard[/b]I don't think the ads generate much revenue. I haven't clicked through them to buy anything.

Maverick Sigh..another great actor lost.



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Maverick says:
(Tue May 16 01:47:52 2017 69.244.158.94) [Edit/Delete]
R.I.P. Powers Boothe



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wolfguard says:
(Tue May 16 01:15:16 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

You don't "like" the ads or "think" the ads generate much revenue?

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue May 16 00:52:44 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
wolfgaurd I'm not sure she spends that much time per day. The board doesn't get a lot of traffic.

However, the hosting fees are monthly. $7. One domain is up in July the other is November.

Taking up a collection of sorts to pay for the cost of the beta would be warranted, but only a handful of us post on a consistent basis.

I don't the ads that are part of the beta generate that much revenue.



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wolfguard says:
(Mon May 15 23:48:39 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Just under $12/month. Then there's her time she loses to other pursuits.
Imagine she devotes 30 minutes a day to keeping the board running, a little
more than 180 hours a year. For an attorney billing $300/hr that's a potential
opportunity cost of $54,000/year.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon May 15 23:22:13 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper Classic Rock or 80s pop music. I woke up this morning with 'Pop Muzik' by M running through my head. It's been years since I've listened to that song, so I'm puzzled why it suddenly popped in my head.

wolfguard I was curious, and asked Phoenix about what it costs to run the Beta, $115 a year.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon May 15 23:17:10 2017 209.159.254.195) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Music
Question: What Beatles song includes the line "El Dorado....take this brother, may it serve you well"?
Answer: Revolution 9

Trivia Revolutionaries: OldManFan
Trivia proletariat: Agent Cooper



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wolfguard says:
(Mon May 15 23:06:58 2017 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Popping in and out like an exotic particle.

WG



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Agent Cooper says:
(Mon May 15 17:08:44 2017 165.225.38.83) [Edit/Delete]
Chris Marlowe: I definitely like some of their songs, and some of the solo things they did individually but I'm not really a devoted Beatles fan or anything, if that makes sense.

How about you?

What kind of music do you like?


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