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    For the second year in a row I wished my sister happy birthday a day early.
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    I've been hearing a lot about Harry and Meghan moving to Canada for a while, but not paying any attention, so I didn't know what part of Canada. They'll be just 50 or 60 miles from me!
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    I generally don't pay attention to news of the royals. It doesn't interest me.

    My sisters and I exchange well-wishes at Christmas by email. In the last exchange, the youngest commented "...and getting ready for our paddle either this afternoon or tonight. Found out we have new neighbours for the holidays; Harry, Meghan and wee Archie have moved in down the street so security might be tight at our canoe beach."

    I wondered which of her friends these people could be. I didn't recall her ever mentioning them, and was embarrassed that I may have forgotten who they were. I thought "But good, they have friends living down at the beach so they can serve as extra sets of eyes while they're doing their Christmas paddle thing." And because of that embarrassment, I didn't respond to that comment. Neither did my other two sisters. The email exchange continued, until the youngest responded again "Wow, guys! No comment on our royal neighbours?!" It still took me a while to understand, but when I did, my main thought was "I hope your street doesn't turn into a circus." It didn't, and the neighbours either feigned ignorance or really were.
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    I was checking out at the supermarket a few minutes ago and realized my order consisted of one steak, one potato, one pear, a bag of chips, and Chinese lunch for one. They probably thought I was a bachelor. In reality, my wife and I will split the steak and spud but the rest is indeed for me.
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    Yahoo Finance has an “article” with the title, “Here’s what’s REALLY behind this epic stock rally.”

    Meanwhile, their charts all show “red” at the moment, with the Russell 2000 (allegedly indicative of the overall market) down about 2%.

    Much rally!





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    Which reminds me of the old saw about a reporter, after a year-long rise in stock prices, who asks a famous Wall Street mogul:

    Reporter: "So what do you think the market is going to do long term?"

    Mogul: "Fluctuate."

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Backroad Astronomer View Post
    For the second year in a row I wished my sister happy birthday a day early.
    For years I forgot my mother's birthday, under the belief it was on the 13th of March. The actual date: 12th of March. While working abroad I determined to get it right this time and duly sent a telegram on the appointed day. (This was decades ago when telegrams were the creme de la creme of communication.) A few days later an airmail letter arrived from mother. "Thank you so much for your telegram. It was a lovely surprise, especially as this is February."

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    Tonight I actually heard Rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock when two bidders bid at the same time tonight.
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    All the pre-SuperBowl "festivities". Goes on for around a whole week. Does anyone watch any of that stuff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    All the pre-SuperBowl "festivities". Goes on for around a whole week. Does anyone watch any of that stuff?
    Wasn't aware of it, but my wife and I watch YouTube almost all the time. I get news from the internet.
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    I mean, I don't even watch the Super Bowl, so . . . .

    Irene is insistent that her cake will have a candle, but we won't eat it. But we'll use fire to make it hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    I mean, I don't even watch the Super Bowl, so . . . .

    Irene is insistent that her cake will have a candle, but we won't eat it. But we'll use fire to make it hot.
    Yeah, well with my cake the whole room gets hot.

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    Don’t forget the queso and corn chips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    All the pre-SuperBowl "festivities". Goes on for around a whole week. Does anyone watch any of that stuff?
    Well nuts. Now I'm annoyed that I put this in the wrong thread; it was supposed to be in "Stuff you don't get".
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    Well the game is on groundhog day so will they play the game over and over.
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    My dog woke me up early for reasons. Since I was already up, I turned on the television and discovered that the BBC channel runs Monty Phython's Flying Circus on Sunday mornings.

    The episode originally aired in 1970, but is still funny.
    It was titled "The Buzz Aldrin Show", but I couldn't figure out why - until the last 30 seconds or so of the episode.
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    The Superb Owl opened with a video of a kid running with a football through various cities, with cameos by lots of famous people.
    At least I assume they were famous. The only one I recognized for sure was Joe Montana.
    And maybe Peyton Manning.
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    Famous people I don't recognize appears to be the theme of this year's ads. I did manage to recognize Akex Rodriguez but not his girlfriend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Famous people I don't recognize appears to be the theme of this year's ads. I did manage to recognize Akex Rodriguez but not his girlfriend.
    I recognized Nicole Stott in the L’Oreal commercial!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Backroad Astronomer View Post
    Well the game is on groundhog day so will they play the game over and over.
    I thought that it meant the halftime show would go forever. darn near did, as I recall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiYeves View Post
    I recognized Nicole Stott in the L’Oreal commercial!
    Who?
    Remember, I'm the guy who didn't recognize Jennifer Lopez.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonM435 View Post
    I thought that it meant the halftime show would go forever. darn near did, as I recall.
    I cooked and ate dinner during the halftime show so saw not a moment of it.
    But you've reminded me there was a groundhog day commercial with Bill Murray.
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    That halftime show. We were tempted to have the younger kids leave the room during it. No way to have a wardrobe malfunction when there's practically no wardrobe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Who?
    Remember, I'm the guy who didn't recognize Jennifer Lopez.
    Astronaut Nicole Stott, one of the crewmembers on Discovery’s last flight?
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    Thanks. I do recall seeing one that said someone was an astronaut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schlaugh View Post
    Yeah, well with my cake the whole room gets hot.
    We got her a single candle in the shape of the number three. She kept interrupting the birthday song to say she had to blow out the fire.
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    From a CNN story on coronavirus infections on a Japanese cruise ship:
    The Diamond Princess is anchored off the coast of Yokohama, near Tokyo, with 1,045 crew and 2,666 passengers — including 428 Americans — on board.
    Ah, yes. No American news report on doings in a foreign location is complete without mention of Americans being affected by it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    Ah, yes. No American news report on doings in a foreign location is complete without mention of Americans being affected by it.
    I think that's universal. My local newspaper reputedly covered the Titanic sinking under the headline "Kirriemuir Man Drowned In Shipping Disaster".

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    I think that's universal. My local newspaper reputedly covered the Titanic sinking under the headline "Kirriemuir Man Drowned In Shipping Disaster".

    Grant Hutchison
    Dates back at least to the tales of the 300 Spartans* at Thermopylae.

    *(and several other Greeks)
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