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Trivia Girl says:
(Fri Sep 21 00:27:39 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: Who played Numfar?
answer: Joss whedon

Trivia Dancing the Dance of Victory! Agent Cooper and notsoShyGirl!



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lostinamerica says:
(Thu Sep 20 20:56:10 2018 73.58.128.92) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper--That's good,
much better song. . .

"WTH Boris, he LIKES it!"



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Thu Sep 20 19:26:08 2018 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
Just found out Wikipedia there was a Nero Wolfe series planned in the late 50s starring Kurt Kasznar with William Shatner as Archie Goodwin, sigh. It didn't sell because the pilot was too good for a half-hour show but there was no available hour slot on cBS for it.

More to t eh point of our presence here, I'm wondering on whom I should include if I e ver fic any of the events around Buffy & Angel 's wedding in my main ficverse, who should be there. I first visualized this before I had actually seen S-7 or S4/5 of *angel*.
The wedding party accounts for Willow & Wesley, Giles & Jenny, Dawn & Connor, Tara & Gunn, Anya and Lorne, Xander and Cordelia, and Oz and Fred. Faith sir d definitely attending; her boyfriend Doug is bsuy working ona case he's prosecuting so she brings Xander's cousin Lee, whose wife is attending a family function at which her human husband isn't very welcome.
I'm not sure about Harmony and Jonathan, who a re already an item by then.
Andrew of course sings a song at the wedding and Spike s hwos up at the reception. But who really ought to be there that I'm missing?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Sep 20 16:55:02 2018 66.152.102.250) [Edit/Delete]
And now it's not Year of the Cat playing on my youtube list...it's MANDY!

Ohhhh Mannndddyyy!!!!!!!!!!

Heh.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Sep 20 16:38:04 2018 66.152.102.250) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Joss!

Hey, I actually KNEW that one. Seriously! For reals!



Notsoshygirl stop looking at me like that...



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Thu Sep 20 15:07:51 2018 206.124.19.175) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Joss Whedon



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Sep 20 12:46:03 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: Who played Numfar?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Sep 20 12:45:30 2018 66.152.102.250) [Edit/Delete]
Chris Marlowe: You need to decide what's more important. Real life activities and relationships that affect actual people and further your personal and professional goals, OR a loosely affiliated group of semi-imaginary strangers on a posting board focusing on a TV show that stopped airing 20 years ago.

Personally, I think the choice is pretty clear.

So when can you get back to posting regularly?

:-)

CC- White Wings



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Thu Sep 20 12:40:27 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today Thursday, September 20th 2018 C.E.

We have THIRETEEN(13) Birthdays!


AngelUK
B'naa
cymru_lover
devil
faithdust
jessanne
Jocor
Krow
Lexie
samantha
SpikeMe
The Angel E
Tralfamadore2001

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to AngelUK, B'naa, cymru_lover, devil
faithdust, jessanne, Jocor, Krow, Lexie, samantha, SpikeMe, The Angel E
Tralfamadore2001!



Wash: Were I unwed, I would take you in a manly fashion. Kaylee: 'Cause I'm pretty? Wash: 'Cause you're pretty. 'Heart Of Gold'

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Sep 20 12:29:31 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper Yes I know! No help for it at the moment thought, but things should be better posting-wise, next week!



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Sep 20 06:17:10 2018 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Leather Jacket!!


Lostinamerica,

I don't remember making such a comparison, so will have to go back and look
through my posts.


White Wings,

I think he has a small-generator or two. Tuesday power was restored to his
business. He texted he was going to buy an uber-generator for the business and
home.


Good Night to All

WG



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Sep 20 03:53:48 2018 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Lostinamerica & White Wings,

Replies in an hour or so. :(


Ersatz Trivia Girl,

DaddyCatASLSO

Question 1: Full credit

Question 2: Half credit (90+% of the Chinese population live to the east of
the Hu line on about 36% of the land)

Question 3: 1/40th of a point (and I'm being nice *g*)

Sasaetsurikomiashi is a specific Judo throw. Once upon a time, Judo had 40
throws organized into five series of 8 throws.1 There are now
more throws, but I do not know how many or how they are now organized.

1 Judo's repertoire also consist of groundwork: pins, chokes, and
joint-locks.



WG



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Ebdim9th says:
(Thu Sep 20 03:39:53 2018 174.235.153.215) [Edit/Delete]

Yayy Leather Jacket yayy!



and greetings to the rest of you all everybody! Im up to season four of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and catching up, watched Captain America: Winter Soldier before that....



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white wings says:
(Thu Sep 20 03:37:48 2018 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Leather Jacket!

Happy Birthday amberlynne, Angelicsoul, Carebear, CharlieX, chiquens, Falco, Gryphon, and SlayerGirl!

Dianne - *waves*

lostinamerica - We can certainly agree that wolfguard's brother shouldn't do it again. Next time there might be a 20' storm surge, which I understand will not only sweep raised houses off their stilts, but also wash away the foundations they stand on. When I watch the house hunter shows, I think I've only seen one where the people were deeply concerned about their proposed house being hurricane-proof, but they wanted to be sure that it would be standing when they came back. But I suspect that harassing wolfguard about it won't cut much ice with his brother. *g*

wolfguard - A question? With power going off and on, and mostly off, how did your brother keep his cell phone powered? How do people in general manage? Rationing use, battery chargers, solar chargers, all of the before? I've never had to deal with it, and I'm curious.

Agent Cooper - Christopher Marlowe's workaholic tendencies do seem to be getting worse. *g*



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Dianne says:
(Thu Sep 20 01:51:57 2018 98.66.210.156) [Edit/Delete]
Yay! Leather Jacket!



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lostinamerica says:
(Thu Sep 20 01:12:57 2018 73.58.128.92) [Edit/Delete]
wolguard--What was your
intention in your post comparing
deaths from Florence to those on a
single day on a particular beach?
Because whether you're the only
one, or one of many, when you're
dead, you're dead.

I'm glad to hear your brother came
out OK. Now tell him not to do it
again.

cc white wings


Comma--I wish Shaker
Village wasn't so far away :(


Yay! Leather Jacket!


Happy Belated Birthday
DeMoriel
and Jaan Quidam!



Belated Yay! Foot Tapper
and Closet Buffyholic!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Sep 19 20:33:01 2018 66.152.102.250) [Edit/Delete]
Chris Marlowe - This whole having a real life is starting to have a negative effect on your responsibilities here at the Bronze. I think you need to take a step back and prioritize.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Wed Sep 19 19:18:06 2018 199.127.148.4) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard
1-Plato.

2- A demo-geographic line in china separating the larger sparsely inhabited area West from the thickly populated East.

3- The "forty throws" of Judo schools.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Sep 19 18:25:15 2018 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Ersatz Trivia Girl

Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit


Category 1: Authorship

Question 1: Who first wrote on "Atlantis"?


Category 2: Geography

Question 2: What is the "Hu Line"?


Category 3: Martial Arts

Question 3: What is 'Sasae-tsuri-komi-ashi"

Research hint: I used hyphens to make it easier to read. If you
google, you may have to remove the hyphens.




WG



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Sep 19 14:24:35 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
No trivia today because I'll be offline from now until probably 10 pm tonight!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Wed Sep 19 13:46:22 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today Wednesday, September 19th 2018 C.E.

We have EIGHT (8) Birthdays!


amberlynne
Angelicsoul
Carebear
CharlieX
chiquens
Falco
Gryphon
SlayerGirl

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to amberlynne, Angelicsoul, Carebear
CharlieX, chiquens, Falco, Gryphon, SlayerGirl!



Bye, now. Have good sex., Kaylee, 'Jaynestown'

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



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YayOftheDay says:
(Wed Sep 19 13:34:59 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for leather jacket!

yay leather jacket!

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

The Sunnydale Glee Club - We accept Sad and Bad people too!

What would be a good cheer for the Sunnydale Sports Teams?


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Sep 19 06:08:25 2018 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

You'll miss so much here. *g*

Watched Bring on the Night and watching Showtime. Anya wears
glasses! *g*

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Sep 19 03:53:14 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Sep 19 03:55:21 2018
wolfguard Thank you! I get paid ten cents a word, so I want to choose my words carefully. *g* I'm supposed to do a piece on the Black Hills Astronomy Society and a local observatory.

Just a heads up that I won't be around tomorrow night, an out of town trip to run a focus group at a university and dinner with a friend afterwards.



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white wings says:
(Wed Sep 19 03:36:32 2018 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Closet Buffyholic!

Happy Birthday GlassesNanny, Jaan Quidam, and SMGfan!

Christopher Marlowe - Have fun (and success) with the 800 words!

I'm unusually sleepy tonight. I think I'll have to go deal with that.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Sep 19 01:23:07 2018 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Using 12-point font, double-spaced, one will average 250 words per page.
Single-space, 500 words. So depending on the spacing an 800 word piece will
run just under two to four pages.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Sep 19 01:14:52 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
800 words, that's the number of words I need to write for my first paid gig as a writer.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Sep 18 23:24:47 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: What was Anya's name
before she became a Vengeance
Demon?
Answer: Aud

Trivia Oddities: notSoShyGirl, wolfguard, Agent Cooper!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Sep 18 23:18:18 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
home!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Sep 18 20:40:11 2018 66.152.102.250) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - Aud!



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Sep 18 18:19:13 2018 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl,

Aud Lang Syne, yes?

*g*



DaddyCatALSO,

Joss forgot?!

I think it's ridiculous.

LOL


WG



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Tue Sep 18 14:51:09 2018 206.124.19.175) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Aud



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Sep 18 12:42:53 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: What was Anya's name
before she became a Vengeance
Demon?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Tue Sep 18 12:16:48 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today Tuesday, September 18th 2018 C.E.

We have THREE (3) Birthdays!


GlassesNanny
Jaan Quidam
SMGfan

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to GlassesNanny, Jaan Quidam, SMGfan!



The girl's not playing with a full deck, Giles. She has almost no deck. She has a three.
Buffy, 'Faith, Hope & Trick''


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



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YayofTheDay says:
(Tue Sep 18 12:08:53 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for closet buffyholic

yay closet buffyholic!

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

the sunnydale high alumni association

which of the sunnydale alums we have met are most likely to show up at a reunion?


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Tue Sep 18 11:55:45 2018 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I figured you would be, why is your being "hereabouts" an issue?

Joss first said he forgot the First had been Warren, then claimed Warren's heart had stopped before Amy r escued him.
I think it's ridiculous. To my mind, Warren was in a hell-dimension and, as can happen in things like D&D, he was sent back to do mischief.



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Sep 18 08:12:37 2018 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Sep 18 08:14:35 2018
White Wing,

It's true. I've been texting with my brother. His cell reception is on and
off, but it's his only source of outside information. There's no power and
no idea when power will be restored.

....

Just finished rewatching 7th season's Never Leave Me. Questions. The
First appears as Warren. The First could only appear in the form of a dead
person. Since Willow killed Warren in 6th season, there was nothing wrong
with having The First appear as Warren. But as I understand it in the comics
Warren survived. How then was the First able to appear as Warren?

Also in the episode Principal Woods buries Jonathan. I don't recall it
having been said what lead Woods to do it. Since the episode shows Spike
under the thrall of the First, perhaps the writers felt why not Woods? I
believe the writers might have needed to add a couple scenes and thought
having Woods bury Johnathan was cool and spooky so they wrote
it.



WG



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Sep 18 03:32:35 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Apologies for the lateness...I worked a 10 hour shift and then attended a four hour council meeting.


Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: History
Question: Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to do what?
Answer: Swim the English Channel



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white wings says:
(Tue Sep 18 02:57:51 2018 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Foot Tapper!

Happy Birthday LB and Ana!

Cosmic Bob - Good to see you! I add my congratulations to Eliza.

wolfguard - I could never say that the Carolinas got "lucky", but at least the coastal areas did not also have to deal with Cat 5 winds and a 20+ foot storm surge, as was feared for a while. What has happened and will be happening has been horrible enough. The surge of volunteers, such as the Cajun Navy, has been heartwarming. It's never enough, but it's something.

NuPhalanx - The place is still here, and some of us wander in and out. It's comforting.



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Sep 18 01:25:35 2018 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
NuPhalanx,

Thanks to Phoenix and a few diehards. *g* It's now more like one of
early 90's bulletin boards.

WG



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NuPhalanx says:
(Tue Sep 18 00:22:01 2018 99.34.138.39) [Edit/Delete]
This place still exists? Neat.



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Sep 17 23:44:41 2018 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO,

I am still hereabouts. *g*

WG



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Mon Sep 17 19:22:14 2018 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
Found out somebody as stilla round I didn't expect Forrest Compton (GOmer Pyle USMC, The Edge of Night) turned 89 yesterday.



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Sep 17 18:24:38 2018 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
White Wings,

Thank you.


News items on "Florence" and its effects on North Carolina ...

Yesterday, Sunday, NC's Department of Transportation was telling drivers to
detour around North Carolina.

Today, NC authorities are telling North Carolinians not to be on the roads.
1

Authorities are warning people not to use GPS devices, because these devices
are not or cannot adjust quickly enough to reflect ground truth. Follow
detour signs and Highway Patrol directives.

It is not possible to get to towns and cities on the coast by road.
2

Some towns that are already flooded have more water coming later in the week
as rain flows into rivers and rivers flow to the coast.

The hurricane season is not over.


1 As of this afternoon 20 people are confirmed dead from the
effects of 'Florence'. One was a 1-yr old child who drown after his mother's
car was swept from the road by flood waters.


2 The interstate running north-south near the coast is I-95. In
places in NC I-95 is not really that near, because NC has a lot of inlets,
bays, sounds, and estuaries indenting the coast.




WG



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Mon Sep 17 14:24:49 2018 206.124.19.175) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Swim across the English Channel



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Cosmic Bob says:
(Mon Sep 17 12:47:00 2018 104.129.196.80) [Edit/Delete]
Congratulations to Eliza.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Sep 17 12:42:13 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: History
Question: Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to do what?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Mon Sep 17 12:26:40 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today Monday, September 17th 2018 C.E.

We have TWO (2) Birthdays!


LB
Ana

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to LB, Ana!



Harmony: Somebody remembered to pick me up the sweetest unicorn. Guess someone was feeling guilty for standing me up in tenth grade. Brad: What? Had to get her something. She sired me. Peaches: Sire-whipped. 'Real Me''

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



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Mon Sep 17 12:14:07 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for foot tapper!

yay foot tapper!
Goodbye Blue Monday!



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white wings says:
(Mon Sep 17 02:02:50 2018 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday DeMoriel, minifan, and typical het boy!

wolfguard - The Boll Weevil statue is hilarious! I'm glad to have it
confirmed that your brother is OK to date. With luck the river flooding will
flow to the sea and find egress other ways than by going over barrier islands.

Comma - There are the Hutto hippos. Hutto has become a bedroom
community for Austin, but it has older roots. I have seen for myself that
there is a concrete hippo statue in almost every yard. I thought it was
because it was the high school mascot and shrugged it off. High school
football is big down here. But after you asked, I googled. There are three
origin stories, and any or all of them could be true. One is that in 1915 a
circus train stopped at the station in Hutto and a hippopotamus got loose and
went walkabout to a local creek for a while. Another is that some opposing
team saw the rather large Swedish and German farm boys they'd have to play and
was aghast and and wondered how they could play against such hippos. The
third is that the team had no uniforms in the early years so they wore flour
sack tops and the opposing coach said that they looked like hippos. Be that
as it may, the article said that there are 3000 hippo statues in Hutto, and
it's been going on since the 1920s, which I find quite impressive. Some are
painted and some are au naturelle.



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Sep 17 00:33:51 2018 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
COMMA,

I only know about the Weevil. Came across it in an American economic history
book. As I recall, the Bo Weevil so destroyed the cotton crop that Enterprise
looked to diversifying their local economy. They were successful, but figured
they never would have tried had they not been forced to by the Bo Weevil.

WG



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Agent Cooper says:
(Mon Sep 17 00:01:06 2018 100.4.179.172) [Edit/Delete]
Happy tonight cuz just registered for the local game con, and Daughter Cooper is coming with me for the first time. Should be fun!



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Comma says:
(Sun Sep 16 22:25:38 2018 75.143.154.113) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard: I know about Enterprise. I once stole that statue before we3, as in Dothan High School. played them. I am referring to statues, all over town, with a certain theme.

Comma



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sun Sep 16 20:43:45 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today Sunday, September 16th 2018 C.E.

We have THREE (3) Birthdays!


DeMoriel
minifan (alyssa)
typical het boy


Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to DeMoriel, minifan, typical het boy!



Zoe: Uh huh. River, honey? He's putting the hair away now. River: It'll still be there... waiting. 'Jaynestown'

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



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wolfguard says:
(Sun Sep 16 16:20:14 2018 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Comma,

Google "Statue Boweevil". It's in Enterprise, Alabama.

WG



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Comma says:
(Sun Sep 16 12:57:41 2018 75.143.154.113) [Edit/Delete]
I just saw where Bern, NC, has bear statues and some have wondered away in the flooding. I know that Dothan, AL has peanut statues, OK City has buffalo statues, and Cherokee, NC has real looking bear statues painted in different Native American themes, while advertising the owners. Do any of all know of any other towns/cities that have unique painted statues that show off the theme of the area?

Comma



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Sep 16 12:57:41 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Good morning beta! Birthdays at
noon!



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wolfguard says:
(Sun Sep 16 07:21:23 2018 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
White Wings,

He's weathered the surge, there's still heavy rain. The hurricane covered so
much area with heavy rain that it may be some places inland will receive
more damage than the coastal areas.



ANYA
I'd kill for him!

WILLOW
You'd kill for chocolate

...

ANYA
What are you going to do? Change him into a woman? (off Willow's YES!) Damn!

Him



WEBSTER
I'm here to kill you, not to judge you.

Conversations with Dead People



WG



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white wings says:
(Sun Sep 16 04:41:36 2018 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday Beth M, Calypso, E0win, Gothworld, Jennejenn, Loup-Garou, MrGellar, and shamelessly!


wolfguard - I would classify staying home to tend to home and business as "keeping the home fires burning", even if it's not the little woman doing it. But you could call it careful judgement or necessity if it pleases you, and I can't say you would be wrong. ;-) I gather that your brother has weathered the storm, since you've not said otherwise, and I see that people are being allowed back to the outer banks. That may depend on people's ability to get past the trees, sand, and sinkholes on the roads, of course.

Many years ago some hurricane was aiming for the Gulf Coast, maybe around Corpus Christi. It made it, for that matter. Anyway, a lot of people flew their private planes up to the airport in Austin to keep them safe. Austin didn't get the heavy rains or hurricane winds, but the hurricane spawned several tornadoes that hit in pretty much one place - the Austin private airport.

Dogmeat - *Flo* who? ;-)

Christopher Marlowe - We had rain off and on all day. Even after an unusually wet September, it hasn't lost its charms. Also, the Longhorns won a game, and it seemed as though they deserved it by being good. I feel hope that I haven't felt for a long time. There are several generations (in University terms) of students who have no idea what it feels like!



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Comma says:
(Sun Sep 16 00:02:05 2018 75.143.154.113) [Edit/Delete]
lostinamerica: The Shaker Village is one of our favorite day trips. They have a farm weekend, once a year, that is great. Kids and adults learn a lot from it. The last time, that we were up there, there were four Shakers left alive. I think that all were living in Pennsylvania. I really hope that someone has taken the time to interview the remaining Shakers.

I took Monica on vacation last week. Davenport, IA, Harpers Ferry, IA where there is a Federal Park of effigy mounds, into Wisconsin and Minnesota, spent the night in Decorah, IA, where I got to see the grounds of the Decorah Eagles, on to visit our daughter in Perrysburg, OH, then back home. I got a glimpse of two of the Eagle juveniles, that I saw hatched this year, while at the fish hatchery in Decorah. Great trip. Back to D.C. next week.


I went out to Fort Campbell today and looked at the full airfields. There are military aircraft from northern Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and southern Virginia. I also talked to some troops from Fort Bragg. It seems that Bragg has been mostly evacuated. The bad thing is, there are more storms out there!


I have seen convoys. of electric trucks, already heading east. I have not knowledge of how far east that they are allow to go now. Hats off to anyone heading into the area to help in anyway.


All have a good one.

Comma



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Sep 15 22:37:05 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
I hope everyone had a good day!



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Dogmeat says:
(Sat Sep 15 21:59:26 2018 68.129.190.148) [Edit/Delete]
white wing
*Flo*



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sat Sep 15 14:17:34 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today Saturday, September 15th 2018 C.E.

We have EIGHT (8)) Birthdays!


Beth M
Calypso
E0win
Gothworld
Jennejenn
Loup-Garou
MrGellar
shamelessly

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Beth M, Calypso, E0win, Gothworld, Jennejenn
Loup-Garou, MrGellar, shamelessly!



Hands! Hands in new places! Willow, 'Doppelgangland'

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



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Sep 15 07:03:38 2018 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Seniorslayer!


Belated Deadguy Memorial Angel Wednesday Question


If Giles were at a convention, who would he fanboy over meeting?

We would not recognize the name.


Belated Deadguy memorial Buffy Tuesday Question

Which of the Sunnydale alums we have met are most likely to show up at a
reunion?


The two girls who won Homecoming Queen in the scoobies senior year
(seeHomecoming) (5.3)



Good Night to All

WG



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Sep 15 06:47:02 2018 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe & White Wings

I just watched BtVS episode Help (7.4)

WILLOW
(to Buffy)
You could google her,

XANDER
Willow, she's a 17-year old girl!

WILLOW
It's a search engine.


(2002, 2002 *g*)



White Wings,

I don't think my brother staid as an act of bravado or to ~keep the fires
burning. I think he staid so when it's over he can immediately go assess the
damage to their business. If he had gone inland, then it may have been days,
if not weeks, before he'd been let back on the island. OTOH, twenty-odd
years ago, when facing his first hurricane near the coast, my father decided
to sit it out. Afterwards he said next time he'd go further inland. OTO-OH,
I recall one hurricane where some folks left the coast for Raleigh, about
100 miles inland. The hurricane hooked around the coastal towns and went
directly across Raleigh (you may have use a map to appreciate how this could
happen). *g*


WG



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white wings says:
(Sat Sep 15 05:21:02 2018 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Yay seniorslayer!

Happy Birthday Diablo, grabodddream, Karisma, Joey Emma, Diablo, grabodddream, Karisma, Joey Emma, SlvrStar, St George, and Texaswook!


Christopher Marlowe - I'm glad you escaped from work.

The young whippersnappers of the current generation might have difficulty imagining a world without cell phones, but it seems to me that they could relate to Buffy in most other ways. Possibly I am too far away from them to judge accurately, but they are still people (however unlikely that might seem) and have the same emotions that made us relate. And I see that wolfguard beat me to that. *g*

wolfguard - Some of the men who evacuated their families and stayed behind to keep the home fires burning were contacted by the news. One said that it was the stupidest thing he'd ever done. He was a little worried that his wife would learn he had admitted it, as she had apparently not been in favor of his staying. His house was by a river, and he spent the night watching the water come up and wondering what would happen if it got up to the second story. Fortunately for him, the water went back down. Another sounded a little shaken as he described all the trees in his yard falling down, but he was buoyed up by having all the neighbors join together to help each other, even going out at the height of the storm. I hope he rethinks the wisdom of the activities, if not the community bonding. Fortunately no one was killed by flying debris.

During Ike, there were people on Galveston Island who were not fortunate. There's a fine line between careful judgement and necessity, being lucky and bravado. I tend to think it's better to run away and live another day, but it's very individual.



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Sep 15 02:11:37 2018 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sat Sep 15 02:23:47 2018
Christopher Marlowe,

I believe so. Some of the pop culture will be missed, but the teen-age rites
of passage will probably remain true. Some writer or critic said the only
thing about a story that has to right is the emotional truth(s).


Lostinamerica,

The island lost its last pier - of part of it. The city of New Bern, around
45 minutes drive north from the island, has experienced major flooding. The
last news report on deaths attributed to "Florence" were five:

1) Mother and child killed in their home by a falling tree.

2) A person had a heart attack and died before first responders could arrive
with the delay being given as road conditions.

4) A person operating or trying to operate a generator.

5) A person went out to check on the dogs and was killed by something
related to the high wind.


For comparison, sometime last week three people drowned in a rip tide on a
single day at a single beach.

ETA I got the riptide story wrong. Just googled. The story was
reported by ABC on July 22nd (Sunday). It said on Saturday three people had
drown due to riptides. A 20-yr old man at Sunset Beach, a 40-yr old man at
Holden Beach, and a "swimmer" at Wrightsville Beach. The 40-yr old man was
trying to help another person having trouble (in the riptide?). The person
having trouble was saved.

Note: rip "tides" are caused by seawater draining back down the beach into
the sea. Sometimes seawater will get funneled into underwater mini-ravine or
channel which creates a relatively strong current flowing out to sea. This
current is the "riptide". People who get caught in it find themselves being
taken away from shore so they start trying to swim back, often against the
current. They usually find it doesn't work, they panic, try harder, wear
out, sometimes drown. What to do?

The riptide current is usually not that wide and often loses strength not
too far from shore. So the recommended action is to swim at right angles to
the current till you're out of it.




WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Sep 14 23:42:34 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
white wings Here I am!!!

wolfguard Can Buffy still resonate with young people these days?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Sep 14 22:08:19 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
I have been called back to work!



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white wings says:
(Fri Sep 14 20:38:59 2018 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Who's there?



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Dogmeat says:
(Fri Sep 14 16:25:39 2018 68.129.190.148) [Edit/Delete]
*knock knock*



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lostinamerica says:
(Fri Sep 14 12:32:11 2018 73.58.128.92) [Edit/Delete]
Yay! seniorslayer!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri Sep 14 12:24:07 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today Friday, September 14th 2018 C.E.

We have SEVEN (7) Birthdays!


Diablo
grabodddream
Karisma
Joey Emma
SlvrStar
st george
Texaswook

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Diablo, grabodddream, Karisma,Joey Emma
SlvrStar, st george, Texaswook!



Pretty cool except for the part where I was really terrified and now my knees are all dizzy. Willow, 'Listening to Fear''''

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YayofTheDay says:
(Fri Sep 14 12:03:21 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for seniorslayer!

yay seniorslayer! Happy Thank Joss It's Friday!



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lostinamerica says:
(Fri Sep 14 10:39:44 2018 73.58.128.92) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard--I understand where he's coming from, but your life trumps home
or business. Even if you've successfully ridden out other hurricanes, this is a
completely different hurricane and you don't know what it will do.

Odds are he will be able to successfully ride out this one too. But somebody has
to be the one in a million, and I wouldn't want to be that somebody.

cc white wings, DaddyCatALSO



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white wings says:
(Fri Sep 14 03:30:35 2018 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard - The phenomenon of receding oceans in advance of tsunamis was well described in James Michener's Hawaii, as well.

Your brother isn't wrong about not being allowed back in. I hope his house is high and strong. Florence appears to have weakened somewhat (according to my wishes), but it also appears to be trying to emulate Harvey, which isn't nice. Fingers crossed and prayers, whichever works. Always good to have an anchor out to leeward.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Sep 14 02:19:35 2018 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

A hurricane always brings surge, rain, and high winds. There will usually be
tornadoes. What is not certain are the heights, amounts, speeds and duration.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Sep 14 01:12:40 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I had heard those stories about the tsunamis too. It's good when information like that really saves lives. I can't see a similar thing happening for hurricanes, as each one is very different.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Fri Sep 14 00:03:13 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
unnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Sports
Question: What sportsman was known as the 'Golden Bear'?
Answer: Jack Nicklaus

Trivia Holes in One: notsoShyGirl!



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Maverick says:
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wolfguard says:
(Thu Sep 13 23:21:05 2018 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Reading an article on housing prices across the world.

"More than a third of London's population was born abroad. For Toronto, the
share is more than half..."

The Economist, "Housing Correction", August 11th 2018, p.61


WG



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Sep 13 20:51:47 2018 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Welcome back Agent Cooper


White Wings,

Thank you.


Lostinamerica,

I remember two similar stories on the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The first
was about a coastal community whose folklore included the warning ~ if the
ocean recedes, then run to high ground. When the ocean receded, they ran. I
believe only a handful of them died. The second story was of a young girl
who had recently learned about tsunamis in school. Her family was
vacationing in the area when the ocean receded. She yelled, ~ 'We have to
run up'. Her family heeded her.

Hurricanes don't have this 'signal'. OTOH, rising winds and waters can be
their own warning. Yesterday I caught part of the story about a group that
looks after wild horses native to the islands. The spokesperson said the
horses will gather in the maritime forests1 for shelter. She said
the wild horses are familial and territorial, but during such storms they
make a truce and tolerate each others' company.

My brother's business and home are on the island. I believe he and others
with similar ties are worried if they leave they may not be allowed back for
weeks. The counter-argument is if you're dead it won't matter. Another
explanation is personal history. Many of these folks have staid and survived
past storms and hurricanes, often after being warned to leave or risk death.
They look at their and the authorities' track records and trust the dice
will roll their way again.


1 As DaddyCatALSO noted, some of the barrier islands are
really narrow, but this is not true of all of them. Some will have a series
or dunes with meadows and even stunted forests in between and a marsh on the
landward side. That said, their widths are small compared to the waters
available to swamp them.


WG



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Thu Sep 13 17:00:58 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today Thursday, September 13th, 2018 C.E.

We have TWO (2) Birthdays!


FOSman
Mintaka

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to FOSman, Mintaka!



Zoe: She shot you. Mal: Well, yeah, she did a bit... still --'Serenity'

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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Sep 13 16:47:53 2018 66.152.102.250) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Spike!



Are their "inner banks?"



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Sep 13 15:00:24 2018 66.152.102.250) [Edit/Delete]
Geez, what a rough week! Things looking up now I think. Hopefully.



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Thu Sep 13 14:32:50 2018 206.124.19.175) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
Jack Nicklaus



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Thu Sep 13 14:23:24 2018 199.127.148.4) [Edit/Delete]
LostinamericaYes, I've been to the Outer Banks. As I recall, basically it's a two lane blacktop, then buildigns on either side, then each building has a "back yard" of beach, then that's it.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Sep 13 13:56:18 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Sports
Question: What sportsman was known as the 'Golden Bear'?



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lostinamerica says:
(Thu Sep 13 12:48:58 2018 73.58.128.92) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard--OK, I just saw a
news report that area wildlife
officials have reported animals
moving to higher ground. I
distinctly remember this also
happening before the tsunami that
hit Thailand in the early 2000s.

All right, he's made his point,
now LEAVE!



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lostinamerica says:
(Thu Sep 13 12:35:46 2018 73.58.128.92) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO--This
particular community lasted over
100 years, so there's that. But
you're really asking people to
give up a lot to remain celibate
while there--basically it was a
group of nuns and monks living and
working together.


wolfguard--Tell your
brother to LEAVE NOW. He lives on
a barrier island--what does he
think that means? It means his
island is the first line of
defense for the mainland and the
first to be hit by the force of
the hurricane!

cc white wings


Belated Yay! Closet
Buffyholic!



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white wings says:
(Thu Sep 13 07:35:54 2018 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard - I hope your brother has changed his mind, but Im also hoping that the whole
system weakens, which might lessen the storm surge. I hope he suffers no harm.

The wildfires encroach on wilderness and civilization alike. ;-)



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Sep 13 06:16:34 2018 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Well yours is a creative solution. *g*


White Wings,

Civilization has been encroaching on the wilderness. *g*

One of my brothers and his wife have a business on one of NC's barrier
islands. She and the kids headed inland a few days ago, but my brother was
going to stay on the island. Storm surge forecast 9 feet. I hoped he's changed
his mind. The surge kills more than the wind.


WG



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white wings says:
(Thu Sep 13 04:34:47 2018 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Closet Buffyholic!

Happy Birthday andyourlittledogtoo, Annointed 1, Chrystal_Durnby, fire&ice, Kameko, Leila, Rose, Slayer_Spike, and Spacey!

wolfguard - It looks as though you are about to get a bit of rain.

It's true, a hurricane would not be a good analogue for a terrorist event. At least I certainly hope not. However, a fire should work. A number of the more recent fires have had human origin, possibly with malicious intent. Those are wildfires rather than city fires, which get squelched relatively quickly, but we are seeing more wildfires that encroach uncontrollably on civilization.

lostinamerica - I did not know that about the Shakers. Two left? Ah well, another piece of Americana going fast.

Christopher Marlowe - Gee, you are being unmolested by the weather at present. I hope you are able to enjoy the peace.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Sep 13 02:25:03 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
wofguard We can create one! Plrtz Glrb doesn't have any vowels...lets start there.

Pluritz Galrab, the first person to have opened a portal to other worlds! When folks attempted to pronounce his name, it came ut Plrtz Glrb.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Sep 13 01:57:41 2018 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

I demand the backstory! *g*

WG


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