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    My wife has been watching Steven Seagal movies all day. I've been hiding out in the office. At that, it's better than her usual melodramas on Lifetime.

    Also amusing: "Seagal" is what the local NFL team calls its cheerleaders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PetersCreek View Post
    I want its head on my wall.
    Why not visit the Bronx Zoo and buy one of his cousins at the gift shop instead?

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    Sometimes I have to think it might sound funny or makes sense in my head but it should stay there.
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    For Christmas, I received a Google Home. It is an impressive little piece of tech. However, I have a Mac from 1999 that can sort of do the exact same thing, but is far less capable but script-able. I am tempted to rename my Google Account "OK, Computer" and set up the Mac to say "Hey Google", then let them have a generational war. The funny part of this is, I could have the Mac speak in the voice of Auto from Wall-e.
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    People used to do that with furbies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiYeves View Post
    Why not visit the Bronx Zoo and buy one of his cousins at the gift shop instead?
    Miss Kai, you do know that real snow leopards have the distressing habit of periodically eating women and children when available?

    And after seeing your picture in the other thread I can tell you fall smack in the middle of the parameters of snow leopard chow.

    Just saying. ()
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    For Christmas, I received a Google Home. It is an impressive little piece of tech. However, I have a Mac from 1999 that can sort of do the exact same thing, but is far less capable but script-able. I am tempted to rename my Google Account "OK, Computer" and set up the Mac to say "Hey Google", then let them have a generational war. The funny part of this is, I could have the Mac speak in the voice of Auto from Wall-e.
    My youngest niece got a pad from amazon which has a certain service which has the same name as her.
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    Listening to podcast saying there might be shortage of donkeys in world because their hides are used to make a paste for Chinese traditional medicine, that is one thing I thought we would never run out of. (Think of the puns.)
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    Just found out Dr. Grant's Boon Companion isn't Mingo...

    (I'll just see my way out...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDon View Post
    Just found out Dr. Grant's Boon Companion isn't Mingo...

    (I'll just see my way out...)
    Um. Why would think she was Iroquois?

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    The dreamland thread made me think of a story.
    At one university we had undergrad physics society room and once and a while I would forget where I would left my key to my apartment or had to study late so I styed there on the couch. One night I got almost to my apartment and realized I didn't have my key. So I headed back and when I got to campus there was a going stumbling down the street drunk, "yelling I need a phone." Nobody would let in one of the buildings to use the phone to get a cab. I went over and said come with me and I will get to a phone. He goes. "your Dave from St. Stephen,"
    I say "yes" there are plenty of people from my hometown at this school.
    "your they guy who did all that walking"
    "yes"
    He got thrown out of out of concert because he was drunk.
    Then got into the building and to the pay phone and left him there to call a cab. I actually got some flack the next morning from one of the students because he thought this guy was going to a lot damage or something.
    Eta: I had a key to physics building because I did telescope tours and that door tended to locked early in the evening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    Um. Why would think she was Iroquois?
    Oh. I just sorted that one out.
    Another media triumph, to call Daniel Boone's Cherokee companion Mingo, which is an insulting name for a tribal grouping within Cherokee's enemies, the Iroquois.

    I'm thinking of setting up a charity to provide script-writers with reference books.

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    Ah, dorms.

    I fell asleep in the TV lounge of the dorms and my hat and pillow ended up next to me. Someone walking by thought the hat and pillow was a person and thought something was going on. I awoke to a bunch of students peering into the lounge loudly wondering: "Do you think they are done?"

    The only saving grace I could think of was to pretend to snore and then pretend to wake when the lights clicked on.
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    The society room had a big l shaped couch. One night a one guy who like 151 proof rum came stumbling in and went sleep feet to feet arrangement. I had a key to the building because I did telescope tours and the building tended to get locked up early, he did some research. I have a bad picture of a guy who runs a MRI lab at a major hospital in my region sleeping on the old couch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDon View Post
    Miss Kai, you do know that real snow leopards have the distressing habit of periodically eating women and children when available?

    And after seeing your picture in the other thread I can tell you fall smack in the middle of the parameters of snow leopard chow.

    Just saying. ()
    Aw, Makalu's just a cub and not violent in the least:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Around here, it's not gorse but the related "Scotch" broom. Horrible stuff.

    We've got a fairly long list (https://cipwg.uconn.edu/invasive_plant_list/), which includes leafy spurge and Norway maple.

    Of course, it also includes water hyacinth, which seems to be an invasive everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiYeves View Post
    Aw, Makalu's just a cub and not violent in the least:
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    Well first you need to see the stars to predict the future from the stars.
    (Do I have to say it SARCISM)
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    One of the ads for the new movie 'The Post', about the 1971
    publication of the "Pentagon papers", includes a snippet of a
    girl holding a plastic pitcher and asking "Want some lemonade?"
    I have a pitcher identical to it. I like it because of its extremely
    clean design. The lid looks just like the emergency airlock door
    handles (the ones grasped and turned by the manipulator arms
    on Dave's pod) in '2001: A Space Odyssey'. I'm almost certain
    the pitcher's design was influenced by the movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Root View Post
    One of the ads for the new movie 'The Post', about the 1971
    publication of the "Pentagon papers", includes a snippet of a
    girl holding a plastic pitcher and asking "Want some lemonade?"
    I have a pitcher identical to it. I like it because of its extremely
    clean design. The lid looks just like the emergency airlock door
    handles (the ones grasped and turned by the manipulator arms
    on Dave's pod) in '2001: A Space Odyssey'. I'm almost certain
    the pitcher's design was influenced by the movie.

    -- Jeff, in Minneapolis
    One trailer also had a snippet of dialog where Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) decries the U.S. Government as covering up aspects of the Vietnam War for "30 years", which would mean since 1941. I thought trouble for the French started in the 1950s and the US wasn't significantly involved until late 50s/early 60s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJSF View Post
    One trailer also had a snippet of dialog where Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) decries the U.S. Government as covering up aspects of the Vietnam War for "30 years", which would mean since 1941. I thought trouble for the French started in the 1950s and the US wasn't significantly involved until late 50s/early 60s?

    CJSF
    Maybe it was more like 20-something (early 50s) but he rounded up?

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    I think Kai is about right. I saw most of a special about Daniel
    Ellsberg and the Pentagon papers on MSNBC a couple of days
    ago, and was somewhat surprised to learn that US involvement
    goes back to the Truman administration, before I was born.
    Probably before I was conceived. I didn't hear an exact date.
    (I know the exact date I was conceived...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Root View Post
    (I know the exact date I was conceived...)
    Eeeeew.

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    Really trivial stuff that amuses you...

    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    Eeeeew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    Quick! Change that topic of conversation.

    “So, how about dem [local sports team]?”


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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiYeves View Post
    Maybe it was more like 20-something (early 50s) but he rounded up?
    The official title of the document:

    United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense.


    Then add 8 years until the evacuation in 1975. So, 30 years.


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    There looks like there was a confused deer in field last night made an interesting pattern something like the starfleet symbol.

    Also a jew, a muslim, an athiest and a catholic walk into a bar and they had a good conversion, (where did you think this going.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by schlaugh View Post
    The official title of the document:

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    Then add 8 years until the evacuation in 1975. So, 30 years.


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    Ok, fair enough, and I can see a loose interpretation working. I don't think any US related armed conflict was going on in 1945 in Vietnam, but that may be nitpicking.

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