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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Tue Sep 12 16:54:43 2017 199.127.148.10)
wolfguard "
Which Buffy/Angel actress said it to another?

ELIZABETH ANNE ALLEN
My god, you're wasting way.

CLEA DUVALL
I'm not wasting away.

ELIZABETH ANNE ALLEN
You have no sass, you're sass is gone (not sass)" Huh? Did they ever do a film together or something?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Sep 12 15:57:50 2017 165.225.38.68)
So lets go over what the NY Giants Professional Football team ownership expects me as a fan to believe:

There is not ONE football player right now, anywhere, on ANY college team, ANY practice squad, ANY waivers, ANY walk on tryout ANYWHERE thats better at O line than the losers we have now. NOT ONE PLAYER. In ALL OF THE FOOTBALL PLAYING WORLD you cant find ONE GUY better at blocking than what you have.
Even after your professional scouts have had THE ENTIRE OFF SEASON to search for them.
You pay MILLIONS of dollars to football players, and in turn MAKE millions of dollars yourselves to find them, and all of the above is STILL true.

Hey! Lets make an outline for this thought process!

1.2016 we did okay but our O-line is shaky and that cost us the playoffs.
2.Yup. Need to fix that. Yes sirree.
3.(whole off season goes by)
4.?????????
5.Field exact same O line in 2017

Nice work Mr. Mara!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Sep 12 15:23:45 2017 165.225.38.68)
Trivia Girl: Oh! Oh! I KNOW that one!

Miss Kitty Fantastico!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Sep 12 14:57:28 2017 205.141.67.16)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: What was the name of Willow and Tara's cat?



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Tue Sep 12 11:21:06 2017 24.3.106.169)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for the partyman

yay the partyman!

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

the sunnydale travel agency - our specialty is one-way trips

at this point in their lives, which scooby has been to the most national parks and which has visited the most world capitals?


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Tue Sep 12 11:16:20 2017 64.179.155.24)
Today is Tuesday, September 12th 2017 C.E.

We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!


andyourlittledogtoo
Annointed 1
Chrystal_Durnby
fire&ice
Kameko
Leila
Rose
Slayer_Spike
Spacey

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to andyourlittledogtoo, Annointed 1, Chrystal_Durnby, fire&ice, Kameko, Leila, Rose, Slayer_Spike, Spacey!



Handsome brooding vampire guy has to swoop in all sensitive mouth and overhanging forehead. How 'bout leaving some scraps for the homely-looking fellows who don't turn evil when they get some? Doyle, 'Rm w/a Vu''

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



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white wings says:
(Tue Sep 12 07:44:03 2017 70.112.135.184)
ChristopherMarlowe - :D



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Sep 12 06:13:08 2017 71.56.125.67)
Yay Darklady!


Happy Birthday Harry!




Christopher Marlowe,

Touche Bingo!


Belated Deadguy Memorial Angel Wednesday Question

If there wasn't a "no humans" rule for slaying, who would have been the first to go?

The Mayor


Belated Deadguy Memorial Buffy Tuesday Question

Which Buffy/Angel actress said it to another?

ELIZABETH ANNE ALLEN
My god, you're wasting way.

CLEA DUVALL
I'm not wasting away.

ELIZABETH ANNE ALLEN
You have no sass, you're sass is gone (not sass)


Belated Deadguy Memorial Angel Wednesday Question

What is Anne, Kate, Oz, or Riley up to these days?

Riley runs a private military company that specializes in combating vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness.


Belated Deadguy Memorial Buffy Tuesday Question

If Buffy were going to a comic con, who or what would she cosplay?

Little Red Riding Hood



Night All

WG



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Christopher Marlowe's Robot says:
(Tue Sep 12 04:01:47 2017 64.179.155.24)
Sunnydale's Robotic Pursuits

Category: Geography
Question: What is the longest river in the world?
Answer: A long river.

wolfguard, white wings Put that in your pie plate, bingo!



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white wings says:
(Tue Sep 12 03:01:11 2017 70.112.135.184)
wolfguard - An excellent explanation for Bond's facial changes. But
where's the sonic screwdriver? Do we have an origin story for all the fancy
gadgets?

I'm not certain I'd take Glory's word for just everything. *g* Just wait until
ChristopherMarlowe gets back and finds she's been robotified!

Maverick - When we were children, everyone seemed to smoke. It
was glamorous, sexy, virile, whatever. For years I thought I was the only one
who thought it was nasty, even as second hand smoke. Had it been associated
with reduced lung function in the '50s?

I heard that Spence has also checked in. No wonder Icelord is
terse, if she's relying on battery power, but I'm glad her damage was no worse.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Sep 12 02:54:44 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard I think the whole organization is full of Time Lords, given how long Bond has been around himself!

Apologies for the lack of postage today, I worked an extra hour at work and then had to directly to a meeting, which lasted two hours.

I only now just got home.



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Sep 12 02:28:47 2017 4.28.180.2)
I've just read that some folks have an explanation for why the character of
James Bond periodically changes faces: Bond's a Time Lord.

WG



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cmarlowe says:
(Tue Sep 12 01:10:40 2017 107.167.126.100)
i hope to be home soon!



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Sep 12 01:03:19 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe is a slayer.
The slayer is a robot! 1
Therefore Christopher Marlowe is a robot?!

*g*

1 So said Glory.


WG



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Maverick says:
(Tue Sep 12 00:50:33 2017 68.51.139.52)
Okay, finally got a call from Icelord (she has no power but has charged batteries for her iTablets which can hook into some local area WIFI, so she CAN get on the Internet; her phone service [which is not always 100% dependable, but which is dirt cheap] is Magic Jack which piggybacks on the Internet. Anyway, her house is brick and block (she said she made certain of that, living in Florida); thankfully she had moved her car closer to her house and so when her fence got pushed over by the wind it missed her car. She and her neighbors were helping each other clear debris. She drove into Sarasota and found a Hungry Howie's open and brought back some food for the volunteer workers. Funny to hear about this versus the devastation we watched on Network coverage and the havoc still being wreaked. (On local Detroit news they featured a convoy of Detroit Edison workers headed for Florida to help get electricity working again. They cannot work when the winds exceed 35 mph, though.)


white wings: Good to know the Bronze Community (so far as we know) prevailed over Irma. Yes, Christopher Marlowe, is ever-vigilant.


Funny, I was watching a DVD the other night of a TV Series I eagerly watched as a youngster and discovered a terrible contradiction that I never realized as a child. Lloyd Bridges in "Sea Hunt" was a skindiver who seemed always interested in his lung capacity, BUT he smoked (usually a pipe.) I probably never thought this was odd at the time.


Maverick


True




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Comma says:
(Tue Sep 12 00:08:27 2017 75.143.154.113)
ChristopherMarlowe: I have an M1 Grand that, if you can shoot, will remove the plumbing, of a male fly, at 1500 yards. Want to borrow it?

Comma



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white wings says:
(Mon Sep 11 21:28:05 2017 70.112.135.184)
Yay DarkLady!

Happy Birthday Bronzon, LavenderMagik, Rianes, and Shaniah!

Maverick - Good news about Icelord . I have it second or third-
hand that Phoenix, Night Blooming Jasmine, and the poster no
longer known as drdan have all checked in elsewhere, probably on the Book of
Face, where I do not go.

psst! Pass it on Christopher Marlowe is a Slayer.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Mon Sep 11 19:28:40 2017 199.127.148.10)
Weird. I got a lot less sleep than my usual inadequate amount last night, and here it is 3:30 and I haven't had even one of my usual at-work blackouts.



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Maverick says:
(Mon Sep 11 18:48:27 2017 68.51.139.52)
Edited: Mon Sep 11 18:54:52 2017
Trivia Girl: Old Man River


In celebration of Icelord's deliverance from the belly of the beast, I dug out some other Noella Choi sequenced Chris Beck's Buffy themes.

Close Your Eyes (Buffy/Angel Love Theme)


Buffy/Riley Love Theme


Remembering Jenny


Waking Willow


Maverick


Also, as a Bonus, Noella Choi's sequence of Darling Violetta's "Angel Theme"


"Remembering Jenny" was when Giles found Jenny's body in her apartment, "Waking Willow" was when Willow was in the hospital and awoke and was then able to resoul Angel (and so Buffy was able to send Angel and Acathla to hell.)




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Maverick says:
(Mon Sep 11 18:15:56 2017 68.51.139.52)
lostinamerica, white wings: Thanks for your prayers. Icelord reports in her terse way, "No power, lost part of the fence but all good." Luckily, even though she was directly in the path of IRMA, its winds weakened (from resistance?) in traveling over southern Florida and went from a Category 5 to a Category 1 by the time it reached her.


Maverick


Chris Beck's theme from "Sacrifice" and "The Gift" as sequenced by Noella Choi




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wolfguard says:
(Mon Sep 11 16:28:21 2017 71.56.125.67)
Drive-By

Trivia Girl,

The Nile.


WG



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Sep 11 14:56:33 2017 205.141.67.16)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Geography
Question: What is the longest river in the world?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Mon Sep 11 13:19:38 2017 64.179.155.24)
Today is Monday, September 11 2017 C.E.
Never Forget

We have FIVE (5) Birthdays!


Bronson
Harry Groener as Mayor Richard Wilkins III
LavenderMagik
Rianes
Shaniah

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Bronzon, LavenderMagik, Rianes, Shaniah!



Angel: Will you just shut up for once?! Illyria: What? Angel: My God, the speechifying. Has it ever occurred to you that now might not be the best time for when-we-were-muck stories?'Time Bomb' '

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Sep 11 13:01:37 2017 64.179.155.24)
yay darklady!


Goodbye Blue Monday!

wolfguard Marlowe the Fly Slayer!



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lostinamerica says:
(Mon Sep 11 11:40:44 2017 73.58.128.92)
All right Irma, go ahead and come on in a little early, could be a windy night
tonight!


Icelord--Hope all went well :)


Yay! DarkLady!


Belated Happy Birthday wiccachick, Carpe Di and Trinity!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Mon Sep 11 11:03:46 2017 24.3.106.169)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for darklady!

yay darklady!


Goodbye Blue Monday!



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Sep 11 07:40:06 2017 71.56.125.67)
pssst! Pass it on - Christopher Marlowe would slay a fly.



WG



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white wings says:
(Mon Sep 11 06:47:03 2017 70.112.135.184)
pssst! Pass it on - Christopher Marlowe would kill a fly.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Sep 11 02:01:59 2017 64.179.155.24)
Your days are number fly...I have a SWATTER!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Sep 10 20:09:52 2017 64.179.155.24)
ah...a nice morning, but a somewhat busy afternoon!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sun Sep 10 12:55:55 2017 64.179.155.24)
Today is Sunday, September 10th 2017 C.E.

We have FIVE (5) Birthdays!


bitter_sweet
hollygurl
Other Kitty
thewitchgirl
wiccachick

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to bitterMarie, hollygurl, Other kitty, thewitchgirl, wiccachick!



I wanna hurt you, but I can't resist the sinister attraction of your cold and muscular body! Buffybot, 'Intervention''

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



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wolfguard says:
(Sun Sep 10 07:28:01 2017 71.56.125.67)
Lostinamerica,

Thank you.

WG



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white wings says:
(Sun Sep 10 03:28:39 2017 70.112.135.184)
{{{prayers for Icelord and family}}}

Maverick - Thanks for alerting us.

Happy Birthday ACaBuffyFan, bohemiangel, brb14, CarpeDi, Occido, and TrinityMarie!

lostinamerica - Hurricanes are sssssneaky, and the predictions are hardly an exact science, although they are getting better.



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Maverick says:
(Sun Sep 10 02:52:49 2017 68.51.139.52)
Icelord lives in Sarasota (which is on the west coast of Florida) and she cannot leave at this point and therefore she is going to have to ride it out in her house with her son and father. At least she's somewhat inland and not close to the Gulf, but she's right in the path as it heads towards Tampa. Perhaps its winds will slow as it travels northward over southern Florida (away from the water.) We can hope. Please pray for her safety and the safety of her family.


Maverick


Schubert's Ave Maria




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Sep 9 23:33:27 2017 64.179.155.24)
going out again to see Bonnie Raitt in concert!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Sep 9 20:14:07 2017 64.179.155.24)
home for noodling around town..



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sat Sep 9 14:40:23 2017 64.179.155.24)
Today is Saturday, Septermber 9th 2017 C.E.

We have SIX (6Birthdays!


ACaBuffyFan
bohemiangel
brb14
CarpeDi
Occido
Trinity

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to ACaBuffyFan, bohemiangel, brb14
CarpeDi, Occido, TrinityMarie!



River: They weren't cows inside. They were waiting to be, but they forgot. Now they see the sky and they remember what they are. Mal: Is it bad that what she said made perfect sense to me?'Safe'

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



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lostinamerica says:
(Sat Sep 9 12:46:04 2017 73.58.128.92)
wolfguard, white wings,
DaddyCatALSO
-Darn hurricanes,
not going where they're supposed
to! Just heard a new area was put
under mandatory evacuation, how do
you do that NOW, with the storm a
day away at best?

wolfguard, hope all goes
well in Atlanta--my oldest son was
there yesterday and saw many South
Carolina and Florida license
plates, you have many visitors ;)



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Sep 9 03:42:56 2017 64.179.155.24)
Comma MY mom got to see Don Williams perform a couple years back. A musician and gentlemen.



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Comma says:
(Sat Sep 9 03:10:19 2017 75.143.154.113)
R.I.P. actor Blake Heron and country music stars Troy Gentry and Don Williams.

Charles



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Sep 9 03:08:33 2017 64.179.155.24)
finally home!



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Comma says:
(Sat Sep 9 00:50:22 2017 75.143.154.113)
YAY lostinamerica!

Comma



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Sep 9 00:33:41 2017 208.117.104.238)
Insane day at work, and barely
enough time to eat before a board
meeting



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Sep 8 20:26:31 2017 165.225.38.68)
"simple fact is, at any moment, everyone is living locally to where they are right then."

That is truly profound, Daddycat.

Deep stuff.

:-P



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Fri Sep 8 19:21:53 2017 199.127.148.10)
wolfguard Yes, the simple fact is, at any moment, everyone is living locally to where they are right then. So local and next-level-up geographies are what have the most immediate impact.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Sep 8 18:19:46 2017 71.56.125.67)
DaddyCatALSO,


When envisioning the relative positions of the US to the Atlantic Ocean, we picture ocean to the east and land to the west, so it's reasonable to imagine going inland takes you further from the water. This is true at a macro-scale, but less true as one narrows the focus.

The southern east coast has a long convex curve from North Carolina through Florida. Some call it the Georgia Bight.

The lower half of North Carolina's east coast has a Southwest-Northeast exposure to the ocean...

NC Map (scroll down a bit)


When storms or hurricanes move north up the east coast, that northerly direction brings it into the Carolina's. Some of the family live near the northeast end of this line. The hurricane in question made landfall west of them and continued north into Raleigh.


WG



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white wings says:
(Fri Sep 8 17:35:47 2017 70.112.135.184)
Yay lostinamerica!!!

Happy Birthday Aeryn, Lilana, Niall, The Wonder Dog, and Ty King!

DaddyCatALSO -Indeed! And Irma is beginning to be a bit tricksy. The
projections have been drifting further west, but there's no law that says it has
to follow any of them.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Fri Sep 8 16:51:53 2017 199.127.148.10)
wolfguard white wings not that I'm taking this lightly or as funny (have gone through too many 'canes myself up north here) but "and the hurricane skipped their part of the coast
and roared through Raleigh leaving flooding and power loss through city" reminds me of the words of SM Stirling : "God is an ironist."



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri Sep 8 13:22:49 2017 64.179.155.24)
Today is Friday, September 8th 2017 C.E.

We have FIVE (5) Birthdays!


Aeryn
Lilana
Niall
The Wonder Dog
Ty King

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Dhark, justLURKin, Keylime, Sonja Marie!



Mal: You want to tell me how come there's a statue of you here looking at me like I owe him something? Jayne: Wishing I could, Captain. 'Jaynestown''

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Sep 8 13:07:39 2017 64.179.155.24)
yay lostinamerica!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday!



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lostinamerica says:
(Fri Sep 8 12:45:44 2017 73.58.128.92)
Yay! me!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Fri Sep 8 11:07:33 2017 24.3.106.169)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for lostinamerica!

yay lostinamerica!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday!



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white wings says:
(Fri Sep 8 03:20:43 2017 70.112.135.184)
wolfguard - Check again. The projected path shifted west, putting it going up through the center of Florida. Or it could go up as you suggested, or turn out to sea, or escape into the Gulf, where it is very much not wanted.

The effect to you might be much the same, bouts of heavy rain, some higher winds, gas shortages. Possibly some tornadoes. Probably some sound and fury. Good luck to your family on the NC coast. Given their experiences, wisdom be damned, they need luck more. *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Sep 8 02:56:51 2017 4.28.180.2)
Edited: Fri Sep 8 03:03:20 2017
Christopher Marlowe,

Often hear people say this writer or character has a particular voice, but
I believe many listeners would not be able to connect a 'voice' with a
character or writer without story or verse context. Many years ago, I
posted one or two dozen lines of dialogue from BtVS and AtS and challenged
Bronzers to match the dialogue with the character. I do not remember many
who played doing particularly well.

Oh!

CHARACTER A
Huh?

CHARACTER B
What?

CHARACTER A
I don't know.


Real dialogue, though not from BtVS. From an episode titled, Let the
Games Begin!
.



ETA White Wings,

The latest forecast I saw was over eight hours ago. At that time it looked
like Irma would hit the South Carolina coast and move inland. In causal
conversation some locals are saying a lot of Floridians have temporarily
settled in the Atlanta area. Could be true. What we usually experience is
bouts of heavy rain and varying degrees of gas shortages rooted in impacts
to refineries and pipelines.

I do have family on the NC coast. They may and may not move inland, but
sister-in-law's family have been residents for 3-4 generations. They'll
probably make a wise decision. OTOH, they once fled to Raleigh, NC, which
is couple hours inland and the hurricane skipped their part of the coast
and roared through Raleigh leaving flooding and power loss through city.

WG



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white wings says:
(Fri Sep 8 02:50:24 2017 70.112.135.184)
wolfguard - I no longer have a feel for where everyone is, but Irma looks as though it could head straight up through Florida and keep going through Atlanta. It's one possibility, anyway. Are you preparing, or at least very alert?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Sep 8 01:41:30 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard I think any famous' writers influence depends on the style of writing? Joss has a particular voice, King has a particular voice. How Joe Writer from the Midwest responds from either of them would be interesting to know.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Sep 8 00:24:59 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard I'm not entirely sure. This particular creator didn't give a specific reason, but if he liked the show, then he may have felt the writing was a big part of that.

T



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Sep 7 22:59:10 2017 4.28.180.2)
Edited: Thu Sep 7 23:04:21 2017
Christopher Marlowe,

How might a writer influence a new writer? Themes, characters, dialogue, etc.?


ETA As soon as I posted the above ... just read an online article about the
Psych episode, Mr Yin Presents. It's homage to Alfred
Hitchcock's works. The article noted over two dozen references to Hitchcock
movies in the episode.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Sep 7 22:35:49 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard I discovered local comic creator who cites Joss Whedon as a strong influence in his writing. Naturally he is a Buffy fan!



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Maverick says:
(Thu Sep 7 19:00:20 2017 68.51.139.52)
Agent Cooper1: Richard Anderson played Oscar Goldman in "The Six Million Dollar Man" and "The Bionic Woman."


Agent Cooper2: I watched the entire "Twin Peaks: The Return" now and it's a little confused and unfocused but it has its moments of pleasure and, further, it leaves the door open for another sequel. It may be, though, that the only people who really like it are those old timers who watched the original series. Lynch (and Frost) has created his own sci-fi/supernatural connection and constructs stories taking place in this internally-consistent universe. He's kind of like George Romero was with his Zombie universe.


Maverick


Peace Train




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wolfguard says:
(Thu Sep 7 17:08:32 2017 71.56.125.67)
Going through an 'odds & ends' file. Some of the items ...


(1) Micronesia is spread over an expanse of water = Atlantic, but has a land area = Long Island.


(2) What holds religious ecumene together? Pilgrimage to holy sites and adherence to catalog of duties.


(3) In 1916 William Bateson observed, The supposition that particles of chromatin indistinguishable from each other and indeed almost homogeneous under any known test can by their material nature confer all the properties of life surpasses the range of even the most convinced materialist.

(Comment: As we now know, Bateson was wrong. Lacked 'faith' in human intelligence.)


(4) On writing fiction

- Interesting character with uncertain future.

- If you have one plot presented three ways then you have three plots.

(Related)

An idea takes hold in the public conscious if ...

- It has something to catch the eye and then offers opportunities for speculation.


(5) One writer and/or analyst's list of reasons the world is doomed:

1) current account defit
2) government debt
3) condition of local and state goverments
4) financial derivatives
5) "Peak" oil
6) Populism
7) Medicare
8) Medicaid
9) Social Security
10) The US dollar as a foreign reserve currency
11) cheap money
12) commercial real estate
13) corporate pensions
14) consumer debt
15) cost of homeland security
16) lobbyists


BUFFY!


Alyssa Rosenberg was suggesting one way to reboot (again) the Star Trek franchise. Her advice ...

...And I think with Star Trek, its easy enough to solve: have each season revolve around a long-arc mission and all of the things that happen along the way, some of which will be serious, some of which will be goofy, all of which will offer opportunities for different tones and different points in other words, make the show like Buffy...



Posting content since November 1998




WG



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Sep 7 17:01:14 2017 205.141.67.16)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Cartoons
Question: Alice the Goon was a recurring character in what long-time syndicated comic strip?

apologies for the lateness, suffered through a webinar.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Thu Sep 7 16:50:40 2017 199.127.148.10)
Agent Cooper Bionic Woman, Kolchak: the Night Strangler, Forbidden Planet


Comma Great news.

Comma wolfguard If I shave right after my shower, but don't use shaving cream, is that considered dry shaving?



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lostinamerica says:
(Thu Sep 7 12:16:46 2017 73.58.128.92)
Comma--5000 pages? Good
Lord!


Happy Birthday Menomegirl!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Thu Sep 7 11:43:59 2017 64.179.155.24)
Today is Thursday, September 7th 2017 C.E.

We have TWO (2) Birthdays!


Demonette(Katie)
Menomegirl

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Demonette and Menomegirl!



I'll nurse you back to health. I'll wear the nurse outfit!"BuffyBot", 'Intervention''

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YayOfTheDay says:
(Thu Sep 7 11:23:44 2017 24.3.106.169)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for lazy girl!

yay lazy girl!


Happy CD Thursday!



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Comma says:
(Thu Sep 7 01:57:34 2017 75.143.154.113)
One of the military units, that I am one of the military historians of, was formed in 1918, deactivated in 1920, reactivated in 1941, and has been acted, in one form or another, since then. In 1995. members who served in Vietnam, formed an regimental associated. In 2001, just by accident, I found the association and joined them. Almost from the start, working with our first historian, I started looking for pictures of the KIAs from Vietnam and WWII. We only knew of 42 killed in Vietnam and 1 killed in WWII. We found, between us, 41 photos of our Vietnam KIAs, and the photo of our known WWII death. We always knew, because we had two WWII members in the Association, that there were more WWII KIAs. Every attempt to find their names failed. We could never find the records, of the unit, from WWII. We found the records, from 1918-1920, of those who died at Camp Funston Kansas. The unit never went to WWI. Those records were in the archives of the Kansas Historical Society. Still no trace of the WWII records.
last June, in what was a 'hail Mary, we sent letters to every library and museum, in every State and every country, that our WWII members served. Yesterday, from the President Eisenhower Library in Abilene, KS, we received the records from WWII. I have over 5000 pages to get through, but, I now know the names, and the hometowns, of 106 soldiers who were killed in WWII. Now the search for living family members, classmates, church members, or others who may have a photo of them.

Comma



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Sep 7 01:09:50 2017 64.179.155.24)
Agent Cooper HA! I've worked here 20+ and have never received a promotion. There are one or two co-workers who I think might be elevated before the year is out.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Sep 7 00:21:09 2017 100.4.183.212)
I don't know who Richard Anderson is. Or more precisely, I don't know WHICH Richard Anderson. There's scads of them.

Chris Marlowe: They give the most work to the one who does the best job. Hey, they expect great things from you! That's a good sign.

Maybe a promotion is coming!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Sep 6 23:09:13 2017 64.179.155.24)
DaddyCatALSO For a second there, I thought it was Richard Dean Anderson you were talking about. I do remember Richard Anderson and I've always liked him.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Sep 6 19:36:50 2017 205.141.67.16)
Drive by...geez, another special project I have to do on top of the other special projects I have to do. Upper management does not know we are only human!



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Wed Sep 6 18:02:06 2017 199.127.148.10)
Belated RIP Richard Anderson



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Sep 6 16:48:28 2017 165.225.38.68)
Heh.

You guys said Fanwanking.


Fanwanking.

Fan Wan King.

F
A
N
W
A
N
K
I
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Fanwanking



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OldManFan says:
(Wed Sep 6 15:46:59 2017 24.3.106.169)
Trivia Girl - Kalderash.

OMF



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Sep 6 14:36:20 2017 205.141.67.16)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: What was the name of the gypsy clan that cursed Angel?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Wed Sep 6 13:11:42 2017 64.179.155.24)
Today is Wednesday, September 6th 2017 C.E.

We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!


Lady Buff
Little Willow
nitvid
NuPhalanx

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Lady Buff, Little Willow, nitvid, NuPhalanxMarie!



Fire bad. Tree pretty. Buffy, 'Graduation Day (2)' '

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Sep 6 13:04:27 2017 64.179.155.24)
yay occido!


deadguy qod

I would assume that Principal Snyder would have been one of the first to go!


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Wed Sep 6 11:25:53 2017 24.3.106.169)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for occido!

yay occido!

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

the sunnydale rulebook - suburban life in socal

if there wasn't a "no humans" rule for slaying, who would have been the first to go?


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Sep 6 03:41:26 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

Before the night is over I hope to have one run at the list. *g*

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Sep 6 03:01:26 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard I'd had more fun with the first exercise. *g* But fanwanking is a worthy challenge to take on!



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Sep 6 02:43:45 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

Hard Is Fun!

*g*

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Sep 6 00:53:54 2017 64.179.155.24)
Edited: Wed Sep 6 02:06:20 2017
wolfguard Presuming the basic premise is the same (once in Every Generation), Fanwank exercise 2.

What's My Line, 1

Buffy runs into a new slayer and fights off the bounty hunters Spike sends.

Enemies
Slayer Faith, who has turned evil, partners with the Mayor to go after Angel In doing so, they unwittingly attract Glory, a god, to Sunnydale.

Beer Bad
Xander lands a job at a bar, Buffy gets drunk with college guys and bad things happen. In the background we see Riley make an appearance, appearing to be following Buffy

Shadow
Giles is now operating the Magic Box, Buffy's mom is sick and Riley tries to help, but Buffy dies in the process.

Bargaining, 2
The rest of the gang deals wih a resurrected Buffy, who finally comes to herself.

Get It Done
Buffy introduces Principal Wood, after she takes a job at the school and meets the Shadow Men.

Killed by Death
Buffy tries to patrol, but becomes sick and winds up in the hospital, fighting a monster as well as Angelus

Faith, Hope, and Trick
Faith returns, Anya leaves.

Primeval
Buffy, the gang and Riley battle Adam, who Riley reveals was secretly created by the Initiative

Buffy vs. Dracula
Self-explanatory

Entropy
Anya returns, Nerd Trio appears

Potential
Willow discovers Dawn might be a new potential

This was exceptionally hard to do, trying to tie in these together in a logical manner.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Sep 6 00:52:16 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher,

That was - neat. *g*

I was thinking how does one take the actual stories and tie them together in a
way that would make sense of the whole. Your interpretation looks like more
fun.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Sep 6 00:35:50 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard Presuming the basic premise is the same (once in Every Generation), but we are free to develop our own plots based on the title as Fanwank exercise 1.

What's My Line, 1

Buffy and Cordy go up against each other in debate class and come together to fight a gang of vampires who have invaded the school.

Enemies
Rival cheerleader Faith comes into town and starts taking over Buffy's duties with a battle between them at the end.

Beer Bad

A kegger turns deadly as a special brew turns everyone into neatherdals.

Shadow
Buffy fights a monster than only lurks in the shadows and discovers her mom has cancer.

Bargaining, 2
Buffy's mom passes away and Buffy tries to bring her back

Get It Done
Watcher's council arrives and lambasts Buffy and Giles for their unorthodox procedure, until a super-vampire arrives into town.

Killed by Death
Buffy dies for the first time, but is rescued by a Vampire with a soul

Faith, Hope, and Trick
Faith returns and Buffy discovers Faith has the same powers as her.

Primeval
Buffy and Faith battle the first slayer

Buffy vs. Dracula
Self-explanatory

Entropy
Chaoes ensues when a portal opens from another dimension and demons start pouring in.

Potential
Buffy shelters a young woman who does not want to become a slayer

Fanwank exercise #2 coming up next.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Sep 6 00:05:33 2017 4.28.180.2)
What if we did not have a complete canon of BtVS episodes and weren't sure
the sequence of the episodes we did have? I randomly picked two episodes
from each of the seasons, 2nd through 7th. And here they are ...

What's My Line, 1

Enemies

Beer Bad

Shadow

Bargaining, 2

Get It Done

Killed by Death

Faith, Hope, and Trick

Primeval

Buffy vs. Dracula

Entropy

Potential



Now as an exercise in Fanwank, how might we tie them together in this
order?



WG



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lostinamerica says:
(Wed Sep 6 00:02:52 2017 73.58.128.92)
Trivia Girl--Frat boys
worship the porcelain god, not
Machida. . .and pretty much every
season this happens ;)



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Sep 6 00:02:43 2017 64.179.155.24)
home!



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Sep 5 23:09:34 2017 4.28.180.2)
Trivia Girl,

Buffy Question: What season 1 demon ...

There was no season one demon worshiped by frat boys. Machida appeared in
season two episode, Reptile Boy. This is important. Seriously. Imagine
how the BtVS canon might appear if people were to approach the timeline in a
cavalier manner. *g*

WG



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Sep 5 21:29:28 2017 205.141.67.16)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: What season 1 demon did the fraternity Delta-Zeta-Kappa worship?
Answer: Machida

Trivia Oh So Close: Agent Cooper, wolfguard!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Sep 5 18:59:32 2017 165.225.38.68)
Wolfguard: "worshiping the demon" eh? Is that what the young people are calling it nowadays? :-P


Chris Marlowe: OK. New Guy just started today, so training him. Or attempting to.



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Sep 5 18:11:41 2017 71.56.125.67)
Trivia Girl,

It was a second season demon.

Reptile Boy

Though to be fair, the frat boys were worshiping the demon in first season and the many years before Buffy settled into Sunnydale. *g*


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Sep 5 17:42:19 2017 205.141.67.16)
Agent Cooper How'a work starting off for you?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Sep 5 16:41:09 2017 165.225.38.68)
Trivia Girl: They worshiped a dreaded entity from the lower planes named Budmolson-Coorsmiller, demon lord of fermented hops.

His sigil is a freshman doing a kegstand the night before finals.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Sep 5 14:39:09 2017 205.141.67.16)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: What season 1 demon did the fraternity Delta-Zeta-Kappa worship?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Tue Sep 5 12:30:40 2017 64.179.155.24)
Today is Tuesday, September 5th 2017 C.E.

We have SIX (6) Birthdays!


Dear Mr. Fantasy
Mayven
Miss Dainty
Riley x 3
Roadrunner_94
Wagner

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Dear Mr. Fantasy, Mayven, Miss Dainty, Riley x 3, Roadrunner_94, Wagner!



Oh, smacked in the noggin with a 2x4 wrapped in velvet. Yeah, that's what it felt like.
Lorne, 'Release''


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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Sep 5 12:21:29 2017 64.179.155.24)
yay princess of darkness!


deadguy quod. I'm going to say Eliza Dushku to Clare Kramer!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Tue Sep 5 11:58:37 2017 64.134.190.204)
Edited: Tue Sep 5 12:00:19 2017
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for princess of darkness

yay princess of darkness!

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

conventions - you find out the most interesting things

overheard at dragoncon:
my god, you're wasting way
i'm not wasting away
you have no sass, you're sass is gone (not sass)
which buffy/angel actress said it to another?

Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Sep 5 04:02:50 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

Reverse the question. What could Kim Jong-un learn from Imperial Germany's
fate?

He appears to have learned from the fates of Saddam Hussein and Muammar
Gaddafi that if a foe of the US doesn't have nuclear weapons, then they may be
invaded (Iraq) or overthrown (Libya). The irony is his quest for nuclear
weapons is what may lead the US to attack him.

What has been staying the US hand is North Korea's conventional military
threat against South Korea, especially Seoul. I believe if he did not have the
ability to bombard Seoul, then the US might have long ago attacked his or his
father's nuclear infrastructure.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Sep 5 03:47:38 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard Anything we can learn from the experience of Germany that can be applied to North Korea?



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Sep 5 03:27:48 2017 4.28.180.2)
Follows an excerpt from Edward Luttawk's The Rise of China Vs. The Logic
of Strategy
.

"...the grammar of combat requires sharp choices, whereas the grammar of
grand strategy requires compromise...

...As the strength of a rising Great Power continues to increase, friendly
neighbors become watchful, allies edge toward neutrality, former neutrals
become adversaries, and committed adversaries old and new are compelled to
overcome their differences to combine against the Great Power rising to
quickly..." pp. 66-67

Luttwak is talking about Imperial Germany.

"...it is worth recalling that by 1890 Germany had overtaken Britain in
industrial innovation, thereby winning global markets, accumulating
capital, and funding more innovation ... British entrepreneurs and managers
were too uneducated to make much use of science and technology ... With the
world's first old-age and disability pensions, as well as health and
accident insurance, and with the persistence of widespread industrial
paternalism, German workers were much more secure and far more willing to
embrace innovation.

The German advantage was therefore systemic ... by 1900 even in British
universities it was impossible to study subjects as varied as chemistry or
Greek poetry without knowing German first, while English was only essential
for ... English literature ...

... Starting in 1890, under any realistic thirty-year, as the beneficiary
of the world's most advanced industries, best universities, richest banks,
and most harmonious society thanks to its welfare state, by 1920 Germany
should have been altogether superior in every way to an increasingly
antiquated Britain ... "


What happened?

Imperial Germany decided, as a Great Power, it need a world-class navy and
proceeded to build one, scaring Britain. What did Britain do? Made amends
with its centuries-old foe, France. Improved relations with Russia. Did a
deal with Japan. All in part possible by the fear Germany's rise created in
France and Russia. Germany's fears of encirclement came much from its own
actions. Germany's grand strategy was counterproductive.



WG



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Sep 5 02:12:51 2017 4.28.180.2)
Buffy ---] Willow (small)It's the Rabbit from Barcelona(small.

Willow ran through Dawn to see.

"Gee, Willow!"
"Sorry Dawnie. But four Hugos!"

*g*


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Sep 5 01:55:15 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard Both were fantasy books.. Legend by David Gemmell and Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge. The Vinge book is the one I had the most trouble with, I got it partly because it was a Hugo Award winner.



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Sep 5 01:10:05 2017 4.28.180.2)
Edited: Tue Sep 5 02:19:23 2017
Follows an excerpt from Edward Luttawk's The Rise of China Vs. The Logic
of Strategy
.

Note: Han = Chinese

"...What emerges very clearly from this extremely fragmentary review of
China's political history - much of which is indeed not Han history but
rather Jurchen, Mongolic, or Turkic - is that the continuing superiority of
the Han in all forms of civilian achievement was not matched by their
strategic abilities. The Han could produce more and better food with earth
and water than any other nation on earth, they could build the most
sophisticated cultural and technological superstructures on that material
base, but more often than not (twice more often, at least) they could not
assess the external environment realistically to identify threats and
opportunities, nor could they develop effective grand strategies to muster
their relatively abundant resources, to ensure the safety of their lands,
populations, and themselves...

... while Han generals in charge of large armies were busy quoting Sunzi to
each other, relatively small numbers of mounted warriors schooled in the
rudely effective strategy and tactics of the steppe outmaneuvered and
defeated their forces, Moreover, Han intrigues and subterfuges proved
vastly inferior to the long-range and large-scale diplomacy that came
naturally to steppe rulers ... In the past, the evil consequences of these
shortcomings could only be amplified by persisting delusions over the
merits of Han strategic culture. Unfortunately, judging by the frequency of
Warring states quotations in the discourse of Chinese officials, it seems
the delusions persist..."

pp.92-93


Recent "Chinese" Dynasties

1271-1368 Yuan (Mongols ruled)

1368-1644 Ming (Han, aka Chinese, ruled)

1644-1912 Qing, aka Manchu (Jurgen ruled)

1912-1949, The Republic of China (Country fragmented with different regions
under different warlords. Japan controlled parts of China from 1931-1945)

It's been a convention to say the various 'barbarian' conquerors were
eventually assimilated. Some scholars now believe this is an inaccurate
analysis.

"The Warring States" era lasted from ~ 475-221 BC.


WG



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Sep 5 00:47:41 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

What were the titles?

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Sep 5 00:35:23 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard I did very little labor today. I started reading two books. I finished one, which was okay, but not great. The second book pretty much lost me in the first couple of pages. When I don't understand what's going on, there is little incentive more me to continue.



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Sep 4 23:20:13 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

Getting younger everyday. Yourself?

WG



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lostinamerica says:
(Mon Sep 4 23:02:54 2017 73.58.128.92)
Happy Labor Day!

We'll be eating hamburgers made from
the meat of local cows, who lived a
happy life on the farm--thanks,
guys!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Sep 4 22:36:24 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfgaurd Hey! How are you today?



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Sep 4 22:28:00 2017 4.28.180.2)
"You're not bald, you're just taller than your hair."

- Abigail, Psych

*g*

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Sep 4 19:24:20 2017 64.179.155.24)
I hope everyone is having a good day off!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Sep 4 14:29:48 2017 64.179.155.24)
Here are nine fun things about the day.
1. Oregon was the first state to make the day a holiday in 1887.
2. In the late 1800s, average Americans worked for 12 hours a day and seven days a week to earn a basic living. Children as young as five to six years old also worked in factories and mines.
3. In the late Victorian era, people did not wear white or seersucker clothes after Labor Day as it unofficially marked summer end. However, this tradition isn't really followed anymore, according to National Constitution Center.
4. It'son or around the Labor Day when the football season starts and many teams play their first game of the year during the Labor Day weekend, Forbes reported.
5. Labor Day is also the unofficial end of Hot Dog season. Hot Dogs are consumed the most often between Memorial Day and Labor Day, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.
6. Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest weekends to travel. Last year, more than 35.5 million people took a road trip, according to AAA.
7. The first week of September was chosen for Labor Day as it is between the 4th of July and Thanksgiving.
8. Labor Day is also seen as the unofficial last day of vacation before the beginning of a new session.
9.The number of people aged 16 and above in the nations labor force as of May 2017 is159.8 million, according to United States Census Bureau



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Mon Sep 4 13:55:44 2017 64.179.155.24)
Today is Monday, September 4th 2017 C.E.

We have SIX (6) Birthdays!


Buffy13
Dragonlady
LadyInBlack
Rather Poetic
Teen AK
ZedsDead

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Buffy13, DragonLady, LadyinBlack, Rather Poetic, Teen AK, ZedsDead!



Mal: Gotta say, doctor, your talent for alienatin' folk is near miraculous. Simon: Yes, I'm very proud.'Safe''

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Sep 4 13:50:30 2017 64.179.155.24)
yay matt the bruins fan!

Goodbye Blue Monday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Mon Sep 4 12:07:50 2017 174.218.144.141)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for
matt the bruins fan!

yay matt the bruins fan!

Goodbye Blue Monday!



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Sep 4 03:34:40 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

I don't know much about football, but I do know something about physics and
physiology. Big men, moving fast and deliberately colliding into one another
will produce injuries. Some of those injuries will be to men's brains.

Philosophically, it's each man's decision. I imagine it could also be said of
the parents of kids wanting to play football. That said, society does set down
some laws on how parents treat their kids.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Sep 4 02:13:19 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard I know the TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) is particularly difficult, especially for contact sports. I think the concern is more focused on youth than adults, and with good reason. I doubt football will ever go away, but the talent pool might be considerably diminished if far fewer kids do football, unless there is a reliable way to reduce TBI considerably.

There is a limit on how safe you can make a sport, and still have it be challenging and competitive.



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Sep 4 01:08:01 2017 4.28.180.2)
Earlier today listened to a BBC interview with Heath Evans, retired NFL
player. I know very little about football and picked-up the interview
around the halfway point, but a few items ...

- Tom Brady can play as long as he wants so long as he can grip and throw
the ball. In fact, he becomes more valuable with each game, because game
adds to his knowledge base of the game (my phrase, knowledge base).

- College players who graduate to professional football experience an
intellectual shock. The average playbook is ~ three inches thick. I believe
Evans said, perhaps of a particular team, 120 passing plays and 30-40
running plays (again my phrases). A player who may be average in his
physical skill sets can add value through knowing well the playbook.

- When asked about head injuries he had a more nuanced response. First off,
there's no Hollywood evil owners, doctors, etc. The league and owners want
to do good by their players and are trying to understand the situation and
find good ways to deal with it.

- Off that the interviewer asked about parents' fears of such injuries
leading to less kids taking up the sport. He thought that was valid, but
noted a boy who takes up football at 14 is at a sincere disadvantage, in
part because he has not been able to gradually develop his ability to deal
with the forces (again my phrase). Evans said a 7 old player can only run ~
a mile an hour (and not weighing alot) doesn't hit hard. By ~10 he's
running ~3 miles an hour, etc. A person who begins in his teen years will
be eaten by those kids who started earlier.



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Sep 3 23:21:38 2017 64.179.155.24)
Comma yeah, fires all over the west, flooding in the south. The Midwest is rather quiet weather wise.



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Comma says:
(Sun Sep 3 23:05:32 2017 75.143.154.113)
Edited: Sun Sep 3 23:08:13 2017
lostinamerica: I am in DC. Since I went home for the eclipse, I am on call this weekend, so most everyone else can enjoy the long weekend.

Christophermarlowe: Is the air bad because of the Montana fires?

Last night I went to watch the Alabama game at the residence of a Alabama Congressman. He was having a small bar-b-q. Because of being on call I was restricted to having one adult beverage, but I ate a lot of pork.

If Tennessee wins over Georgia Tech tomorrow night, it will be the SEC 3 and the ACC 0 in head to head games for this weekend.

Comma



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Sep 3 20:10:39 2017 70.198.47.96)
The air quality around
Here sucks. Smoke and haze have
settled down over the city.



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lostinamerica says:
(Sun Sep 3 13:15:59 2017 73.58.128.92)
Happy Belated Birthday
Ebdim9th
and Petrona!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sun Sep 3 12:52:24 2017 64.179.155.24)
Today is Sunday, September 3rd 2017 C.E.

We have SEVEN (7) Birthdays!


Amezri
Clare Kramer as the Hell God Glory (Glorificus)
Enchanted
Lady of the Lake
Lavaelf
FreckledFacedAngel
Varney the Vampyre


Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Amezri Marie, Clare Kramer, Enchanted, Lady of the Lake, Lavaelf, FreckledFacedAngel, Varney the Vampire!



Out. For. A. Walk. ... *****. Spike, 'No Place Like Home' '

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



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wolfguard says:
(Sun Sep 3 03:23:04 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

I believe Ralph Peter was saying people around the world are drawn to the
'culture' of the Irish Pub, but the European Union has no cultural draw. It's
a big bureaucracy.

WG



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wolfguard says:
(Sun Sep 3 03:09:44 2017 4.28.180.2)
Obligatory Buffy1

The following excerpt is from the preface of Cognitive Neuroscience
A Very Short Introduction by Richard Passingham

"... I am aware that the account I give is greatly oversimplified. The reader
may forgive me, but my professional colleagues will probably 1slay
me..."


*g*


WG



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wolfguard says:
(Sun Sep 3 01:28:26 2017 4.28.180.2)
Agent Cooper,

What do you thing about that?


Christopher Marlowe,

Wahhabi is Islam in Saudi Arabia. "Is", because they probably don't view as
a form or variety of Islam, but as the pure, therefore true expression of
Islam.

President Trump is suspicious about trade between countries. He appears to
believe if a country doesn't manage its trade, then it will more than
likely lose out to its trading partners. Consequently, he cannot accept
free markets across international borders, because the more government
management - the less a market is free.

Is this an ignorant belief? It's shared by many people, both domestically
and foreign. It's certainly been practiced by other countries and some have
done well by it - for a time.1

That said, the Great Depression really started accelerating after the US
passed the Smoot-Hartley tariff and most every other country reciprocated
in kind. Before Hoover signed the bill, a petition signed by over a 1,000
economists begged him not do it. Henry Ford went to the White House to
argue against the bill.

Trade can also have geopolitical implications. Shortly after becoming
president, Trump pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. One of the
reasons behind the treaty was to improve American ties with Asian countries
with respect to China. By pulling out, we've played into China's hands. A
very short-sighted action. A uber-blunder.


1 It's not shared by most economists, but we're now living in a
world were many disdain experts.



WG



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Agent Cooper says:
(Sun Sep 3 00:48:11 2017 100.4.183.212)
Wolfguard - "What if Saudi Arabia launched an information campaign to persuade Americans that Wahhhabi Islam is the best way (for one) to live?"

They did, in the 1990s. There are now several closely connected organizations doing this work in the US right now, the most publicly visible one is called CAIR.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Sep 2 23:30:53 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard I would think Irish pubs focus more on beer. It would be wine at cafe's everywhere else?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Sep 2 23:23:04 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard Trump appears to want to withdraw out of the trade agreement with South Korea. I don't think Trump really understands trade.

Isn't Wahhabism a pretty conservative strain of Islam, even in comparison to others? I know Sunni, Sufi and Shi'ite are the others.



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Sep 2 23:08:00 2017 4.28.180.2)
"... Yet during the first 25 years of its existence under the freewheeling
influence of the many WWII Office of Strategic Services (OSS) veterans who
formed its original cadre, it certainly seems to have been an interesting
place to work. Indeed its halls were apparently filled with interesting and
colorful characters who may or may not have been very good intelligence
officers, but who were never boring...
(CIA)

Excerpted from "Retired Reader" review of David C. Martin's Wilderness of
Mirrors
(Amazon)


WG



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Sep 2 22:07:21 2017 4.28.180.2)
Edited: Sat Sep 2 22:22:08 2017
~ Clashing is what civilizations do.


What if Saudi Arabia launched an information campaign to persuade Americans
that Wahhhabi Islam is the best way (for one) to live?

- Offered up by Ralph Peters, author and retired Army colonel.

ETA Another observation by Peters ...

~ Irish pubs conquered the world, but there are no European Union watering
holes.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Sep 2 18:56:21 2017 64.179.155.24)
hit up a literary festival this morning, so I'm settling in for reading this afternoon!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sat Sep 2 16:10:33 2017 64.179.155.24)
Today is Saturday, September 2nd 2017 C.E.

We have NINE (9) Birthdays!


abre
clarrie
CarpeDi's Mom
Ebdim9th
IceLord
Jake
Maylia57
pfeifferpack
Petrona

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to abre, clarrie, CarpeDi's Mom, Ebdim9th, IceLord, Jake, Maylia57, pfeifferpack, PetronaMarie!



Right, there comes a point where you have to either move on, or just buy yourself a Klingon costume and go with it. Xander, 'The Replacement' '

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



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lostinamerica says:
(Sat Sep 2 12:08:56 2017 73.58.128.92)
Comma--Aren't you in
Clarksville, or in DC? Harvey
followed the typical storm pattern
for the area, hitting north of
Nashville hard, Portland,
Hendersonville, though Whites
Creek was hit this time too. We
got almost 6 inches at my house
but we live on a hill and the
water just runs down--today I'll
retrieve the bunches of pine straw
that went down with the water :(
Some major flooding around town,
but mostly minor, and roof leaks
everywhere--thanks Harvey :(


ChristopherMarlowe, wolfguard,
Agent Cooper
--I haven't been
called for jury duty for 20 years
but two of my children have been
called this year so I guess my
number will soon be up :(



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Sep 2 02:35:02 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguarrd Good to know!



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Sep 2 02:08:21 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

I've been called for jury duty three or four times, but only served on one
jury. It was a murder trial that lasted four days. We found the defendant
guilty.

In the Georgia counties where I served, they have a one-day or one-trial rule.
You come in and they sit you in a large room. Over the course of the day they
draw people to sit on juries. If you're not called and sat during that day,
then you've completed your service. Except for the one case above, they sent
us home before noon.

WG



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Agent Cooper says:
(Sat Sep 2 01:56:11 2017 100.4.183.212)
My mom told me that back in the day it was easier
to avoid jury duty because you could just tell the
court you couldnt be impartial for some reason. IE
you could say didnt like black people, or jews or
whomever --any obnoxious prejudice thing
depending on who the defendant was and theyd
have to let you off. She told me so many people
were pulling this the court people eventually got
wise to it and stopped letting people get away with
it so easily.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Sat Sep 2 01:26:40 2017 100.4.183.212)
Chris Marlowe - I got a notice to serve last year,
but my number never came up, so i never had to
go in.

Here in NY you are put into a pool of potential
jurors and you get a number. Every morning you
call this automated service that says which numbers
have to report that day. You do this for a week.

A friend at work had to report yesterday, but they
let her go after a while. She said they actually do a
drawing like lottery to see who actually gets stuck
sitting on the jury.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Sep 1 23:36:27 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard Did you ever hve to serve jury duty?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Sep 1 23:15:34 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard I think I'll have to do that as well. I still have three weeks to go!



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Sep 1 23:01:17 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

Such news makes me ecstatic. *g* In Atlanta you call the night before your
jury date to see if you're needed.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Sep 1 22:49:16 2017 64.179.155.24)
Agent Cooper I just got notification that I don't have to report for jury duty next week!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Sep 1 18:22:33 2017 165.225.38.68)
The good news is we are busy and money is coming in. The bad news we are busy and money is coming in and I'm SWAMPED. And Whup is sucking my will to live.



Comma - Randomly firing missiles that may or may not be accurate and may or may not have enough range to hit at an enemy that has missiles that can CERTAINLY reach AND hit YOU.... is dumb.

This won't end well.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Sep 1 17:33:59 2017 205.141.67.16)
Lunchtime! Salad, rice and vegetables!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri Sep 1 12:56:49 2017 64.179.155.24)
Today is Friday, September 1st 2017 C.E.

We have FIVE (5) Birthdays!


elover
Marilee
RikkrP
Vanessa
Vviolet

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to elover, Marilee, RikkrP, Vanessa, Vviolet!



Also, I can kill you with my brain. River, 'Trash''

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Sep 1 12:46:55 2017 64.179.155.24)
yay vabuffyfan!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Fri Sep 1 11:32:02 2017 64.134.190.204)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for vabuffyfan!

yay vabuffyfan!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday!



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Comma says:
(Fri Sep 1 10:37:44 2017 75.143.154.113)
lostinamerica: I am looking at News Channel 5 live-feed on my phone. I hope that all are ok down there.

The two dumbest thing that I have heard this week:

"Why don't we launch a missile over North Korea since they are launching over Japan?" (Have they ever looked at a map?)

I do have a great fear is one of North Korea's missiles is going to fail and hit the wrong country. The US, firing from White Sands, launched a Pershing missile, back in the early eighties, that was supposed to fly 400 miles. It splashed down over 1500 miles away. Any weapons system, at the perfect time, will malfunction. That isn't part of Murphy's Laws. It is a know fact.

On a brighter, "BAMA FOOTBALL is back tomorrow night!"

Comma



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Maverick says:
(Fri Sep 1 07:27:25 2017 68.51.139.52)




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wolfguard says:
(Fri Sep 1 03:35:32 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

Tom Butler-Bowden's 50 Economic C;assics is a great book for its
purpose - which is not teaching economic principles. What makes for a good
economics text depends a lot on the student's needs and abilities.

The university I attended used the quarter-system. The introductory
economics sequence consisted of three quarters: Micro / Macro / ~ Current
Issues. I took only the first quarter, Micro, because that's all they
required to take upper level international and development economics. In
context, Macro is a better prerequisite for these areas than Micro;
however, economic departments almost always begin with economic decision-
making which is the province of Micro.

I quickly realized this and studied the relevant chapters/sections of
Macro, but the book that best prepared me was a short book titled ~ What Is
Economics? Later I read the first edition of ~ The DOW-Jones Guide to Using
the Wall Street Journal ~ which did a superb job explaining how the US
economy behaves (Macro is about economies).

Some titles ...

The Instant Economist
The Rough Guide to Economics

The Little Book of Economics (Macro)
Invitation to Economics (Micro, mostly)
A Concise Guide to Macroeconomic
101 Things Everyone Should Know About Economics
(Macro, mostly)

The International Money Game (International Monetary Economics)
The Next Convergence (Development Economics)
Economies and Cultures (Economic Anthropology)
Economics and World History (What does history actually show?)


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Sep 1 01:43:54 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard I should check in more often than that.

I was following a facebook conversation, someone was looking for recommendations on books on economics, I think in a teaching context. I should cite the book you've quoted in the past.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Sep 1 01:20:33 2017 4.28.180.2)
Drive-By

Checking

In ...

And Out

This is a paraphrase of Oz's line in the final scene of Graduation
Day 2
*g*




WG



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Sep 1 00:08:21 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

I check in every half hour or hour.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Sep 1 00:05:48 2017 64.179.155.24)
Anyone hereabouts tonight?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Aug 31 21:24:59 2017 64.179.155.24)
Dogmeat! What have you been up to?



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Aug 31 20:44:37 2017 4.28.180.2)
DaddyCatALSO,

Good point on the Doc seeing resurrection as a way to throw Buffy off her
game. OTOH, he wouldn't have been assisting the "Key". He would have been
using Dawn as a means to strike at Buffy. If Doc had known Dawn was the
Key, he would have taken her captive.

Which leads to speculation on breaking the season/episode. When did the
writers create the character of Doc? Was it during the sketching out of
sixth season or was he a plot device that arose during the fine-tuning for
the latter half of the season or perhaps even in breaking Forever?

Seriously. The idea for Forever would have been reflexive off The
Body
(magickal verse, "The Monkey Paw", etc). Doesn't mean the writers
had to do it and it certainly could have taken other forms. And so return
to the character of "Doc" as introduced in the episode.

I suspect he was worked into the story, because it developing the season's
finale, The Gift, they needed a way to take down Spike and wanted it
to be dramatic. So follows the structure ...

It's a RESCUE plot.1

DAWN is There and WE are Here. In between the obstacles. Off we go. There
has to be at least one obstacle for each character to engage - Willow,
Tara, Xander, Anya Giles, Spike and Buffy. While Buffy will engage more
than one obstacle she will definitely engage the last.

The surprise is the last obstacle is not Glory. Buffy does battle Glory.
2, but it's Giles who ends Glory's threat - by killing Ben.
Buffy's final obstacle is the puzzle and Dawn and the decision she makes on
the Tower as the portal opens around them.

Spike's final obstacle is the Doc and the Doc takes Spike down with ease.
So that's why we have the Doc character. Spike fails. Buffy's too late.
Dawn bleeds. The end of the world arrives.

1 Much had been made within the story that Buffy's mission was
to save the world and she may only be able to do that by letting Dawn die
(maybe even killing Dawn herself). That was the argument between Buffy and
Giles. The traditional dramatic decision here was save the world or save
the one you love (Joss said Buffy's love interest in 5th season was Dawn).
Though controversial, Joss wrote Buffy an out. She could substitute herself
for her sister. She could sacrifice her life for Dawn's).

2 Or does she? GLORY ~ Hey! The Slayer's a robot!


WG



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Thu Aug 31 19:57:40 2017 199.127.148.10)
Agent Cooper wolfguard Christopher Marlowe, Why wouldn't Doc help the Key? More to the point, though, people come back "wrong" from that particular resurrection (powerful as it is) "all the time" according to Tara. (Nice Tara called buffy directly, but how? Buffy didn't have a cell phone as far as we know and got home after Dawn.) So, dealing with someone who looks and talks like her mother but isn't quite right could easily be a strategy to weaken Buffy and make Dawn more vulnerable.,



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Aug 31 18:03:05 2017 71.56.125.67)
Edited: Thu Aug 31 18:08:48 2017
Drive-By

Hello Dogmeat


Trivia Girl,

The trivia about statues is possibly an urban myth. It is certainly not completely true as evidenced by some of the images of Stonewall Jackson.

Images


Jackson was accidentally shot by one or more of his own men during the battle of Chancellorsville.1 He died about a week later from his wounds.

1 To be fair, some people might argue the battle had ended. Jackson and his staff were returning from surveying this or that part of the field when they were mistaken for Yankees (twilight time). To be fair-fair *g*, battles usually don't have clear cut endings.


(ETA I just searched for images of statutes of George Washington on horseback.

Washington

Several show the horse with one leg raised. Washington did not die as a result of war wounds. He died of illness many years later.

Also, Canada really means ~ 'We Who Embrace the Snow' or a short form, "Wildlings" ... Really. *g*


WG



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Dogmeat says:
(Thu Aug 31 16:17:42 2017 72.226.63.219)
Hello



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Aug 31 14:51:32 2017 205.141.67.16)
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.

Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down hence the expression to get fired.

Canada is an Indian word meaning Big Village.



Advertisements



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lostinamerica says:
(Thu Aug 31 13:26:44 2017 73.58.128.92)
Yay! slayerdaddy!


Happy Belated Birthday Lady
Samantha!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Aug 31 11:31:34 2017 64.179.155.24)
yay slayerdaddy!


Happy CD Thursday!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Thu Aug 31 11:19:03 2017 64.179.155.24)
Today is Thursday, August 31st 2017 C.E.

We have EIGHT (8) Birthdays!


AimlessMind
Confessor Tee
FYI
Melaka
Risa
Rose
Whateva
Witchmum

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to AimlessMind, Confessor Tee, FYI, Melaka, Risa, Rose, Whateva, Witchmum!



River: They weren't cows inside. They were waiting to be, but they forgot. Now they see the sky and they remember what they are. Mal: Is it bad that what she said made perfect sense to me?'Safe'

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



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Thu Aug 31 09:58:58 2017 24.3.106.169)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for slayerdaddy!

yay slayerdaddy!


Happy CD Thursday!



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Aug 31 03:40:52 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

If Joss and the writers had not introduced Doc in Forever, then we all
would have been puzzled by the character who appeared on the Tower and
prevented Spike from saving Dawn. This appears his only purpose in the story.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Aug 31 01:19:28 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard They never did explain Doc very well. I don't think there was even any acknowledgement by either Glory or her minions.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Aug 30 23:33:59 2017 4.28.180.2)
Agent Cooper,

Correct, though my addition opened up possible topics for discussion. *g*

For instance, Doc helped Dawn and Spike? Why? What was his motive? If he knew
Dawn was the Key, then he would not have helped her or he did, the 'help'
would have lead her into Glory's mitts.

So we have to assume he viewed Dawn as 'just' a girl who had lost her mom. Did
he sincerely want to help her or ... ? The world wonders.

WG



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Aug 30 23:28:58 2017 64.179.155.24)
Sunnydale's double trivial pursuit


Category: Buffy
Question: What kind of egg did Dawn need when she attempted to resurrected Joyce?
Answer: Ghora

Category: Angel
Question: Who was Dennis the Ghost's mom?
Answer: Maude Pearson

Points for Agent Cooper[/I] for answering, but no cigar. *g*



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Aug 30 23:16:08 2017 64.179.155.24)
After being tossed to the wolves today, I'm not sure I'm up for any deep conversations!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Aug 30 20:44:54 2017 165.225.38.68)
Wolfguard: So your basic point is that my trivia answer is technically correct.

CC Trivia Girl



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Aug 30 18:30:09 2017 71.56.125.67)
Trivia Girl,

The Doc told Dawn to use a Ghora's egg, but he was not being completely open. A Bezoar's egg would also have worked, but this would have put Glory's plan to return home at risk. Follow ...

- If Dawn had successfully acquired a Bezoar's egg, then the egg might have hatched before Dawn used it. If so, Dawn might have become possessed. If Dawn became possessed, then her blood may have been ritually contaminated ....

Oops, the Doc didn't know Dawn was the Key at that time in the season. Disregard the above. My bad. *g*


WG



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Wed Aug 30 16:51:38 2017 199.127.148.10)
wo;lfgaurd Christopher Marlowe BLue *&* violet, just there's a lot more blue to start with

Deadguy Memorial Quod Kate is likely a private detective or something, or gotten into a police dept.. in a smaller town. Oz should be working a s a record producer in LA, but not according to His Jossness. Riley is probably still in the military or he might have taken retirement by now, d epnds on how long he'd been in when we met him. Anne, well, her work goes on.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Aug 30 16:06:56 2017 165.225.38.68)
Trivia Girl:

These are actually pretty tough. But I'm a mega super fanboy, so....

Buffy Trivia: A Bezoar Egg.

Angel Trivial: Jasmine!

Didn't even have to google. :-)



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Idiosyncratic Routine says:
(Wed Aug 30 16:01:14 2017 165.225.38.68)
I think Krod Mandoon's idea is perfect!

Now, need to think of a good puppet name. Something edgy, but hip. Hmm.....



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Aug 30 14:38:23 2017 205.141.67.16)
sunnydale's double trivial pursuit


Category: Buffy
Question: What kind of egg did Dawn need when she attempted to resurrected Joyce?

Category: Angel
Question: Who was Dennis the Ghost's mom?



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OldManFan says:
(Wed Aug 30 14:29:09 2017 24.3.106.169)
Edited: Wed Aug 30 14:29:35 2017
Krod Mandoon

Puppet



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Krod Mandoon says:
(Wed Aug 30 13:54:09 2017 165.225.38.68)
We need some promotion on this site.

Hey. I have an idea. Let's make this official Sock Puppet Week!

Now through Labor Day!



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Fake Shemp Trivia Stand In says:
(Wed Aug 30 12:32:42 2017 165.225.38.68)
The Answer to yesterday's Fake Shemp Trivia yesterday was: 111 !

We know this because our best and only friend, Agent Cooper, actually counted during a radio contest that required the contestants to call in after the song with the correct count of Na Nas, which he won.

And for which he received a cassette tape (remember those kids?) of Heart's classic album "Bad Animals."



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Wed Aug 30 11:23:32 2017 24.3.106.169)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for lizza slayer!

yay lizza slayer!

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

sunnydale career counseling - we recommend starting over, frequently

what is anne, kate, oz, or riley up to these days?


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Wed Aug 30 11:19:19 2017 64.179.155.24)
Today is Wednesday,
August 30th 2017 C.E.

We have THREE (3) Birthdays!


jenpro
Samuri Cat
Xanderphile

Happy Birthday from the Bronze,
to jenpro, Samuri Cat,
Xanderphile!



ravers: Perhaps you'll favor
us with a demonstration while
we're here. Buffy: You mean,
like, right now? 'Cause, already
had my recommended daily dose of
fights tonight.
'Checkpoint''


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



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Aug 30 08:10:01 2017 71.56.125.67)
Christopher Marlowe,

It's been much cooler the past couple days, but I do not know if it's associated with Harvey,

The sky is blue, because the "blue" portion of incoming sunlight is more readily scattered by gas molecules than are the other colors.1

Off your original question, I read a journalist who had covered the war in Afghanistan. He or she said it's hard to explain or understand Afghan humor, but through experience she discovered if you said to a gathering of Afghan men, ~ For the sky is blue and the sea is green ~ they would laugh loud and hard. Put that in your tool-box. *g*

1 I'm using 'colors' because it better fits the question and our perception. What's actually being scattered differently are the different wavelengths of sunlight. Sunlight appears white/whitish-yellow, but passing sunlight through a prism shows the component colors (wavelengths).


WG



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white wings says:
(Wed Aug 30 04:32:51 2017 70.112.135.184)
lostinamerica - Heh! Those were the arguments my brother used to strong-arm my nephew into coming back to Austin with them. He has a third-floor apartment and was having thoughts of riding it out. To be fair, hurricanes aren't supposed to be behaving like this, so there shouldn't have been so much to ride out. However, he listened to his father and has been high and dry, with electricity, septic systems, and food. Also TV.

As for my brother's house, reports from the neighborhood are that water didn't get up to the house, and they never lost power, and the local grocery store opened up. My brother does understand that when a river has crested at many feet above bank full at three different places along the highway home, and the pictures show all of the highways in Houston that aren't elevated are under water, well, then maybe one should stay out. Nevertheless, I fear that the urge to check on their house is getting stronger.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Aug 30 02:24:17 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard Are you guys too far way to feel the effects of Harvey?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Aug 30 01:59:13 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard That leaves one question left, why is the sky blue? *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Aug 30 01:12:08 2017 4.28.180.2)
Edited: Wed Aug 30 01:14:44 2017
Christopher Marlowe,

Perhaps someone should research the production history of Sherlock Holmes or
the franchises - Star Trek, Star Wars, James Bond - might suggest ways to
bring Buffy back. *g*

ETA That explanation works for me.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Aug 30 01:02:03 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard I ran across aquestion "Why isn't the rain from Hurricanes salty"?

Because salt is left behind when water evaporates, which seems obvious.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Aug 29 23:57:55 2017 64.179.155.24)
Agent Cooper I has been quite while since Buffy premiered. I think the only thing that could revive the forums would be a new spinoff of Buffy and/or Angel.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Aug 29 23:14:29 2017 64.179.155.24)
Agent Cooper Sorry I wasn't being as posty as usual. Work has been slamming me hard and we have some special CEO' visiting us, so there is extra stress on top of the regular stress!



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Tue Aug 29 20:26:13 2017 199.127.148.10)
Edited: Tue Aug 29 20:27:04 2017
Interesting. In August, TCM devotes 24 hours to the films of one specific actor. Yesterday w as Slim Pickens


Well, I did mention us in the Wehdoensque signoff thread



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Aug 29 19:53:20 2017 165.225.38.68)
I think we need to advertise.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Aug 29 19:04:20 2017 165.225.38.68)
You know guys, this is a normal duty day here at the Bronze. I know labor day is coming up but you can't start phoning it in yet.

I want to see some interesting, friendly banter, and I want to see it NOW!



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Fake Shemp Trivia Stand In says:
(Tue Aug 29 17:05:18 2017 165.225.38.68)
Fake Shemp Trivia Question:

In the classic hit song by Journey, "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin" how many times does Steve Perry say the word "na" ?



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Aug 29 15:57:21 2017 205.141.67.16)
Trivia will be delayed, I have bosses looking over my shoulder today.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Tue Aug 29 13:10:37 2017 64.179.155.24)
Today is Tuesday, August 29th 2017 C.E.

We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!


Fantasma
Horizon
Lady Samantha
singsinthecar

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Fantasma, horiizon, Lady Samantha, singsinthecar!



The whole earth may be sucked into Hell, and you want my help 'cause your girlfriend's a big ho? Buffy, 'Becoming'

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



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Aug 29 12:59:08 2017 165.225.38.68)
Wolfguard: That's a great list, thanks.

It's funny you mention "Phases", because what got my daughter interested in Buffy was that she walked in on me one night while I was watching that very ep.

In fact, she was in the room for some time (I don't know how long) before I knew she was there, and she kind of startled me. At that point I asked her how long she'd been watching, worried she might have been frightened by the werewolf bits.

She wasn't scared at all and wanted to watch more of that "cool show!"



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Aug 29 12:50:46 2017 64.179.155.24)
yay achilles!

deadguy qod

I think Buffy would definitely go as Wonder Woman!


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Tue Aug 29 11:48:37 2017 24.3.106.169)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for achilles

yay achilles!

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

ethan's costume shoppe - redefining authentic

if buffy were going to a comic con, who or what would she cosplay?


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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lostinamerica says:
(Tue Aug 29 11:28:25 2017 73.58.128.92)
white wings--Force them to
watch the Weather Channel, all day
coverage of the terrible things
happening in their town, maybe
that will change their minds!
Even if they could get to their
neighborhood, there's probably no
electricity. They may not even be
able to drink the water without
boiling it, the toilets may not
work, and nearby stores not open.
So, if they're up for a week-long
camping trip in their house, or,
if the house is flooded, a
shelter, go for it ;)



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white wings says:
(Tue Aug 29 04:01:36 2017 70.112.135.184)
wolfguard - Thank you. *sniff* Good times.

lostinamerica - Thanks! Now I just hope that the family remains sensible about staying until the roads are confirmed clear. They think their house survived without flooding.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Aug 29 03:36:15 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard I wonder if an animated Buffy tv show would be successful now.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Aug 28 23:51:18 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard Good suggestions!



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Aug 28 23:40:27 2017 4.28.180.2)
Edited: Mon Aug 28 23:41:19 2017
Agent Cooper,

Phases
Bewitched, Bothered, & Bewildered
Go Fish
The Puppet Show
I Robot You Jane
Faith, Hope, and Trick
Never Kill a Boy on the First Date


I'm vetting episodes using three criteria:

1 - No small kids, e.g. Killed by Death

2 - Clear villains, not one where some 'normal' character morphed into a
villain, e.g. Beauty and the Beasts (may have ignored this one for
Go Fish, but the villain of that was the coach)

3 - No sex, which tossed out The Zeppo


WG



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Aug 28 23:32:53 2017 64.179.155.24)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Cartoons
Question: What was the name of Gumby's pet pony?
Answer: Pokey

Trivia Master: Agent Cooper!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Aug 28 23:23:19 2017 64.179.155.24)
finally home!


Agent Cooper Well, I would avoid the entirety of season six at least! How about some Dawn eps?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Mon Aug 28 20:54:04 2017 165.225.38.68)
So my 10 year old daughter has been asking me about watching Buffy. She's been asking me for a while now, but I didn't think she was really old enough to really appreciate the show and/or handle the scary parts.

So yesterday, I pulled my DVDs off the shelf and tried to think of an ep that wasn't too intense or scary. I decided "The Witch" would be okay, and it was. She was fine with it, and in fact really enjoyed it and wants to watch more.

Which is great, Daddy Cooper is more than happy to watch Buffy with Daughter Cooper. I've been waiting a long time for this. :-)

BUT....(You saw that I had but face) I still have to be careful to find some eps that aren't too disturbing or have themes she won't be able to grasp.

Any suggestions?



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Aug 28 18:04:44 2017 71.56.125.67)
When the snows fall and the white winds blow the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives.

SPOILER "The Dragon and the Wolf", The Game of Thrones, season finale


The Scene

((You're still very strange and annoying. *g*))



WG



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Agent Cooper says:
(Mon Aug 28 18:01:33 2017 165.225.38.68)
Chris Marlowe - Heh. Yeah.

"Your unce, tice, fee times a mady!"



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Aug 28 16:57:40 2017 205.141.67.16)
Agent Cooper Yeah, I remember Eddie's Gumby parodies. I also remember his Buckwheat character too, I can still hear those songs after all this time.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Mon Aug 28 15:56:10 2017 165.225.38.68)
Trivia Girl: I think it was Pokey.

I only know that because of Eddie Murphy.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Aug 28 14:52:07 2017 205.141.67.16)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Cartoons
Question: What was the name of Gumby's pet pony?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Mon Aug 28 13:06:36 2017 64.179.155.24)
Today is Monday, August 28th 2017 C.E.

We have NINE (9) Birthdays!


CJ
Faris
FIREHAWK
J August Richards as Charles Gunn
Kresnik
spikelover
Toni
Unadopted Angie
Zorander

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to CJ, Faris, FIREHAWK, J August Richards, Kresnik, spikelover, Toni, Unadopted Angie, Zorander!



Zoe: Is there any way I'm gonna get out of this with honor and dignity? Wash: You're pretty much down to ritual suicide, lambie-toes.'War Stories''

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lostinamerica says:
(Mon Aug 28 12:50:43 2017 73.58.128.92)
white wings--Good to hear you and yours are safe and sound :)


Maverick--Thanks for the update on Beldin!


Yay! Genevieve's Lucie!


Happy Belated Birthday HumVee!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Aug 28 12:45:17 2017 64.179.155.24)
yay genevieve's lucie!


Goodbye Blue Monday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Mon Aug 28 10:55:06 2017 24.3.106.169)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for genevieve's lucie!

yay genevieve's lucie!


Goodbye Blue Monday!



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Aug 28 04:12:41 2017 71.56.125.67)

B/A 4EVER!



Well, for the duration. *g*



WG



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Comma says:
(Mon Aug 28 01:41:54 2017 75.143.154.113)
One of the units, that I am a historian of, has always only had one official KIA for WWII. Since WWII records were never part of the modern military records system, where all records are in ST Louis or in the records in DC, we had to search hard and long, in several different states, to find what we needed. Friday we received records from the Eisenhower Library in Kansas. We now have 106 names, of KIAs, added to our records. Now to try and find their families, friends, or school mates, to try and find a photo of them for our Regimental Room, Snow Hall, Fort Sill.

"NO ONE FORGOTTEN
NO ONE LEFT BEHIND"

Comma



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Maverick says:
(Sun Aug 27 23:38:10 2017 68.51.139.52)
Christopher Marlowe: Why Wasn't Houston Evacuated?


You also might find a link at the top of Drudge Drudge Report that you won't find elsewhere.


Maverick


Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying




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white wings says:
(Sun Aug 27 23:37:36 2017 70.112.135.184)
Somebody said my name three times? *g*

Thanks for the good wishes. I am fine, over on the west side of Austin. We had some higher than usual winds, and 3-5" of rain. My brother, SIL, and nephew live in Houston, but they are camping out over at my parent's old house 5 minutes away from me. My brother and SIL were up visiting and went home on Wednesday, listened to the weather, grabbed their son, and came back last Thursday. Their house has never flooded, not even during Allison, but there don't appear to be any precedents for this system, so they don't know. After Ike, my brother wanted no more of this "sheltering in place", not when there was anywhere to go. We hosted cousins from Corpus Christi over landfall, but they chose to go home on Saturday, and made it safely. The roads got ugly after that.

I thought Beldin was in Tyler, but if he's working in downtown Houston, he may indeed be trapped for a while. However, the latest guestimates I've seen for the hurricane track show it heading back down to the coast and then wandering up to the east side of Houston. That might reduce the rain in a few days. This isn't Houston's first flood, but this hurricane seems to have affected a lot of south and east Texas.

I guess it's good that where the eye went was over smaller towns and lots of ranch country. Rockport was a charming seaside tourist and upscale vacation home spot. But the upscale houses were not built on stilts the way the older houses were. I feel for them.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Aug 27 23:11:36 2017 64.179.155.24)
Maverick I'm pretty much glued to the news coverage of the flooding down there.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Aug 27 21:25:00 2017 64.179.155.24)
finally waking up from a nap...Sunday naps rule!



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Maverick says:
(Sun Aug 27 20:37:10 2017 68.51.139.52)
Edited: Sun Aug 27 21:13:16 2017
On Beldin's Facebook page, he posted, without comment, about an hour ago, (3:30 E.T.) a picture of Downtown Houston that is a flooded-out mess, although some of the streets are visible and the freeway can be seen in the distance but not many cars are evident. The picture was taken from way up high [(probably out the window (raindrops on the window)] of the hospital he works at. Maybe I can link to it. He may be temporarily trapped at work. But he's evidently okay.


Maverick


Human Nature


Galveston




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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sun Aug 27 12:52:19 2017 64.179.155.24)
Today is Sunday, August 27th 2017 C.E.

We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!


Blade the Vampire Hunter
Freddy
HumVee
Jules the Elder

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Blade the Vampire Hunter, Freddy, HumVee, Jules the Elder!



I don't know about you guys, but I've had it with super-strong little women who aren't me. Buffy, 'I Was Made To Love You'

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lostinamerica says:
(Sun Aug 27 02:39:03 2017 73.58.128.92)
Oh that's right, where's Beldin,
Houston?



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wolfguard says:
(Sun Aug 27 01:51:51 2017 4.28.180.2)
In the course of giving his "TED" talk, the speaker told of putting weather
stripping about his windows and doors. His 5-year old daughter was 'helping'
him. After awhile she looked at him and asked, ~Are you sure this will keep
out the giraffes?~

*g*


WG



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wolfguard says:
(Sun Aug 27 01:28:07 2017 4.28.180.2)
Lostinamerica,

Last night, I was remembering all White Wing's comments on the drought
conditions in her part of Texas.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Aug 27 01:07:27 2017 70.198.49.135)
Lostinamerica

I think both white wings and beldin
are safe from what I gather on
Facebook.

Wolfguard

I may have to watch the movie now..
*g*



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lostinamerica says:
(Sun Aug 27 00:59:37 2017 73.58.128.92)
Yes, let's send people like
white wings prayers and
good thoughts, she's in Austin :(



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wolfguard says:
(Sun Aug 27 00:36:17 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

He referenced a A River Runs Through It. How did the line go? ~Lay in
thrift ~?


"Something that's seldom appreciated about me," he declares, "is that I am in
sympathy with a great deal of what Marx wrote, except that I'm on the side of
the bourgeoisie." - journalist reporting on historian, Niall Ferguson.

*g*


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Aug 27 00:14:22 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard You are right that is a good article. His advice to write long, but cut down makes a lot of sense.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Aug 26 22:35:20 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard I'm reading Bret's piece now.



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Aug 26 17:45:58 2017 71.56.125.67)
Edited: Sat Aug 26 17:47:11 2017
Christopher Marlowe,

I've also been listening to CNN and The Weather Channel's coverage of Hurricane Harvey. One man who chose to ~ride it out~ said it was the last time he'd do it. He said the winds sounded like a ~ freight train with square wheels~ (emphasis added).

Jumping completely away from Harvey, this morning read Bret Stephens' piece, "Tips for Aspiring Op-Ed Writers". He began passing on a 'wise editor's' observation, ~ the easiest thing for a reader to do is stop reading.

Stephens also noted the difference between an op-ed, a news analysis, and a column. All together great piece. Anyone considering writing an op-ed should read it.


"E" is for Ethan, also for "establishing shot". BtVS had some pretty boring estb shots for Sunnydale. Essentially night shots of buildings, often in Spanish colonial style, like Santa Barbara. As they budget got better1, around third season, they should have created or found some exteriors with more personality (like the clock tower in Hush).

1 I believe it was in third seasons, Dead Man's Party (3.2), that we first saw the shopping area with the Expresso Pump. When I first saw it, thought, ~ bigger budget now. Still, Sunnydale never got a distinctive skyline of any sort - and even small towns have something.

Sunnydale needs a "Something"!

that is all. *g*

WG



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sat Aug 26 17:32:20 2017 64.179.155.24)
Today is Saturday, August 26th 2017 C.E.

We have THREE (3) Birthdays!


e-may aka Cabin7Baby
Prowler
RafterBitten1 (Brynna)

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Cabin7Baby, Prowler, RafterBitten1!



Mal: Does.. um.. does this seem kind of tight? Kaylee: Shows off your backside.
'Shindig' '


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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Aug 26 17:27:08 2017 64.179.155.24)
and a belated good morning! 11:30 and I hope the folks are staying safe in Texas!

Birthdays up in the next post.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Aug 26 03:55:01 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard I'm following the coverage of Hurricane Harvey..nasty out there. But I see the typical weathermen tilting at the winds.



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Aug 26 03:00:17 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

In most any bad situation, people look for whose behind it. Stuff doesn't just
happen, someone made it happen. Hollywood is cursed or blessed by that human
inclination.

For fifty odd years, the Soviet Union served well. Then the Cold War ended at
Hollywood was at a lost for awhile. Now we have the terrorists!

Consider natural disaster movies. Some character is going to be up to no good.
It's hard crossing swords with a tornado or flood.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Aug 26 02:04:04 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard That When asked why evil exists in the world, the Indian saint Ramakrishna
answered, 'To thicken the plot'' .

Interesting answer, implies that the 'author' wrote evil into the world.



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Aug 26 01:41:27 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

In the last episode of last season, one major character said to another major
character ~ Winter is here.

Yes, Winter has returned to Westeros (the imaginary island continent)


When asked why evil exists in the world, the Indian saint Ramakrishna
answered, 'To thicken the plot'.



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Aug 26 01:16:00 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard Arya sounds like quite the character! I know the catchphrase for GoT is 'Winter is Coming', but it has arrived?



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Aug 26 00:24:34 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

Spoiler on current season The Game of Thrones

((As a child, Ayra Stark watched her father wrongly executed. She
escaped and headed north towards home ... stuff happens ... Ayra's mother
and brother are betrayed and killed by House Frey ... Arya turns south and
trains as an assassin in Bravos ...

Mentor ~ You are now a faceless man (an assassin, something Ayra had longed
worked towards, but ... stuff had happened )

Ayra ~ I am Arya Stark of Winterfell. And I'm going home.


And so she does, but stops along the way to first kill the head of House
Frey. An episode or so later the head of House Frey leads his large
family, the male side, in a toast (must be a flashback?), and after all
have drank he continues on with a sharp rebuke to them for having betrayed
the Starks. They all appear puzzled, but only for a sort time, because the
froth appears at their lips as the poison works and all fall down.

The women servants looked about stunned. And then the Head of House Frey
pulls off his face to reveal Arya (recall the phrase, 'faceless man").

Arya turns and looks at one woman servant, double stunned now.

AYRA
(to servant)
When people ask, tell them, the North remembers. Tell them, Winter came to
House Frey.

And then Arya walks down the long hall, dead Frey men's bodies flanking her
way.
))

Spoiler on current The Game of Thrones



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Aug 25 23:51:18 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard I wont' remember, because I've never seen the show. *g*



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Aug 25 23:04:58 2017 64.179.155.24)
Home!



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Aug 25 20:18:36 2017 4.28.180.2)
House Stark

Tell them, the North remembers.


*g*


WG



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Aug 25 18:35:44 2017 165.225.38.83)
Chris Marlowe: Lunch is a beautiful tuna sub, which is sitting in the fridge cuz my stomach has been bad all day. :-(

Maybe I'll be able to eat it for dinner.

Wolfguard: Well, so far I've heard alot of people in the book telling other people in the book that (* SWITCH TO CRYPTIC, MYSTERIOUS VOICE): Winter is Coming

Whatever THAT means.

So there's that.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Aug 25 18:17:08 2017 71.56.125.67)
Edited: Sat Aug 26 17:53:56 2017
Agent Cooper,

The Game of Thrones, no spoiler here *g* ...

One important character said to another important character, ~ if you want to be successful, then you have to at least understand how you foe sees things. So if one believes CNN is their foe, it would be well to monitor what they report. *g*

Truth in posting: I do not see CNN as a foe of mine.


Off your climate scientist's comment ...

Yellowstone is not the only 'super-volcano' threat. They have happened before and they will happen again. The question is when - tonight, in the next decade, century, millennia? Don't know.1 Similarly with a big asteroid strike, one day it will happen.

Chelyabinsk Asteroid, 2013

This one was ~ 20 meters (~60 feet) in diameter. What if it had been a mile in diameter?

Near Earth Objects (NASA)


More than once I've posted the three well-established, fundamental scientific principles that underlie my analysis of 'global warming'. I'll do it again.

1) The Greenhouse Effect (discovered long before the current silliness)

2) One of the by-products of the combustion of coal, oil, and natural gas is carbon dioxide (CO2).

3) "The Law of the Conservation of Matter", i.e. matter cannot be created or destroyed.

Now a historical observation: Since the industrial revolution, especially fossil-fueled transportation systems and electrical power generation, there has been a massive increase in the amounts of CO2 released into the environment.



The additional CO2 created by the combustion of fossil fuels is released into the atmosphere. If and until the CO2 is decomposed1 it will go somewhere. Some washes out to the land and sea (which increases the acidity3 with its own consequences), some remains in the atmosphere. Does the amount matter? Well, small amounts can matter (e.g. poison doses, insulin, the difference between normal body temperature and high fever).

The details are incredibly important, especially non-linear relationships. But, folks believing 'global warming' is simply a politically conspired hoax are ignorant of the basic science.

[1 Decomposed would mean CO2 would break down into carbon and oxygen. I do not know enough about the conditions under which this would happen to note how easy or hard it would be.

2 Coincidentally, in the past few days I read an article looking at a possible engineering solution for defusing the Yellowstone threat. It falls into the domain of geo-engineering which brings its own risks.

3 The ocean is not becoming an acid, rather the ocean waters are becoming more acidic.

pH scale (scroll down to graphic)


NOTE: Edited organization and added another footnote.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Aug 25 17:42:05 2017 205.141.67.16)
Lunch is something called 'brown gravy'. which appears to be cheese, tater tots, corn and gravy.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Aug 25 13:29:29 2017 165.225.38.83)
Wolfguard: I just started reading the first Game of Thrones Book. ...So I have to walk around in my office building with my fingers in my ears half the time to avoid being spoiled. I think just about everybody here watches the TV show. The day after a new ep they're always chatting excitedly about what happened and who died and etc. :-)

Chris Marlowe/Wolfguard: I just recently read an article that quoted a climate scientist who complained that too many of his colleagues were worrying about things like asteroids and global warming when the real, present threat right now is the super volcano simmering under Yellowstone.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri Aug 25 13:17:23 2017 64.179.155.24)
Today is Friday, August 25th 2017 C.E.

We have NINE (9) Birthdays!


Angle Man
Divyne
klskin
macpro75
Marti Noxon
Molly
Polgara
Slayergirl99uk
Watcher's Pet

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to
Today is Friday, August 25th 2017 C.E.

We have NINE (9) Birthdays!


Angle Man
Divyne
klskin
macpro75
Marti Noxon
Molly
Polgara
Slayergirl99uk
Watcher's Pet

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Dhark, justLURKin, Keylime, Sonja Marie!



Angle Man, Divyne, klskin, macpro75, Marti Noxon, Molly, Polgara, Slayergirl99uk
Watcher's Pet(1)''


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



Old trusty soda machine. I push you for root beer, you give me Coke.Willow, 'Graduation Day (1)''

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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri Aug 25 12:57:22 2017 64.179.155.24)
yay nuphalanx!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Fri Aug 25 11:49:15 2017 73.79.230.129)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for nuphalanx!

yay nuphalanx!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Aug 25 04:36:25 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard 1972! That was the year of the flood in Rapid City.

There are no forest fires in Rapid City. There are several in the western edge of Montana. My sister was threated by the 'Sunrise' fire around the town of Superior MT.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Aug 25 03:09:07 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

19972?!?!

The are forest fires near Rapid City?

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Aug 25 01:53:40 2017 67.158.25.23)
Wolfguard

My sister lives near on of the
forest fires in Montana. It is
beautiful country up there, but
lots of fuel too.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri Aug 25 00:53:39 2017 67.158.25.23)
Wolfguard

We get forest fires and blizzards
as our main dangers. There was
major flood in 19972, so that is
always a possibility. Tornados are
mostly for the central part of the
state.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Aug 25 00:14:57 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

Atlanta faces less risk of natural disasters than most states. A tornado now
and then. Snow and ice can hurt us, but only because there're so infrequent
that we don't really prepare for them.

We have experienced drought in the past. Economic and population growth has
rubbed up against water constraints. Georgia has long been in legal disputes
with the states of Florida and Alabama over water rights.

We also experience electric grid problems, again because of growth and the
increasing heat load.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Aug 24 23:55:23 2017 64.179.155.24)
wolfguard wherever you live, you face some sort of natural disaster!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Aug 24 23:02:51 2017 64.179.155.24)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Music
Question: What animal is mentioned in the song 'Mack the Knife'?
Answer: Shark!

Trivia JAWS: Agent Cooper and OldManfan!!



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Aug 24 22:21:58 2017 4.28.180.2)
"Come for the tornadoes,
Stay for the earthquakes!"

- Oklahoma



WG


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