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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Is it RTV (Retro Television) on a digital subchannel?
    yes, in fact, it is.

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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner View post
    I saw Beverly Hillbillies the other day on 20.3 (local TBN station). If I was a hillbilly, I would be offended by the episode. Cousin Pearl was tying to play Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs against each other and trying to steal them from thier wives.

    That has to break a few commandments right there!
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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    How about ""There are three tus in the English language." (two, too, and to.)?
    No. You're thinking of tutus, and there only are two tus in tutu in toto. There also are two tas in ta-ta, but that's a different matter.

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    You know how truffles are supposed to be considered a delicacy and one of the most expensive foods on earth? You ever see those things? Whatever possessed anyone to ever try eating one in the first place?


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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    You know how truffles are supposed to be considered a delicacy and one of the most expensive foods on earth? You ever see those things? Whatever possessed anyone to ever try eating one in the first place?
    I've been similarly curious about how people started eating things like artichokes - especially artichoke hearts, since you have cut all that prickly stuff off first (ever eat some of those by accident?! ... never mind). Who came up with the crazy idea of eating them? There are other foods that make you wonder...

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    Please explain why or are they that stupid ?

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    ....Whatever possessed anyone to ever try eating one in the first place?:
    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    ......There are other foods that make you wonder...
    Reminds me of the story of the first person who discovered cow's milk.

    "You see that big black and white animal over there with the things hanging down from its hindquarters? Well, I'm going to go over there and yank on those hangy down things, a white liquid is going to come out, and I'm going to drink that liquid."
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    Oysters are the biggest mystery to me. You open the shell and a grey-blue semi-liquid mass is staring at you. Everyone knows that blue food will make you sick. Who was the first person to say, "Mmmm, them's good eats!"

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    You know how truffles are supposed to be considered a delicacy and one of the most expensive foods on earth? You ever see those things? Whatever possessed anyone to ever try eating one in the first place?


    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...w=1276&bih=755
    They do kinda look like a cowpie. I've also thought the same thing. What on earth made primitive man stick that in his mouth. Some of it probably came from watching animals. I also think there was some de-facto human experimentation. Hey Ogg-look at that. Okk ate that and it didn't kill him. Let's try it ourselves.
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    The local progressive radio station seems to be making a huge deal out of the return of the deposed president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, to the capital city of Tegucigalpa. And, as is typical with such news coverage, the American correspondents, all with Anglo names, are pronouncing all the Spanish-based names and places in a very Spanish manner. I was reminded of similar news coverage of the Sahn-dah-NEE-stahs and DAHN-yell Ohrrrr-ah-they-GAH in Nee-CAHRRRRR-laaah-goo-WAH back in the day, and the growing trend over the past two decades of attempting to pronounce foreign words as the natives would pronounce them.

    I wonder if the phenomenon exists in countries outside of the Anglosphere. Do newscasters in Germany, France, Spain, China, or wherever try to pronounce American personal and place names as native Americans do? Do they pick out any particular languages for special hypercorrection treatment, as do a growing number of Americans with Spanish and Arabic?
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    Hmmm......

    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    Reminds me of the story of the first person who discovered cow's milk.

    "You see that big black and white animal over there with the things hanging down from its hindquarters? Well, I'm going to go over there and yank on those hangy down things, a white liquid is going to come out, and I'm going to drink that liquid."
    Not as good as the lesser known story, albeit a failure, immediately following the discovery of milk, where they try the same thing, only with a Bull
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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    I've been similarly curious about how people started eating things like artichokes - especially artichoke hearts, since you have cut all that prickly stuff off first (ever eat some of those by accident?! ... never mind). Who came up with the crazy idea of eating them? There are other foods that make you wonder...
    Plus, you know, they have the word "choke" in there.

    Artichokes aside, I suppose much of the answer to these food questions breaks down to ancient people lived on the verge of starvation a lot of the time. I imagine they tried everything, learned from the mistakes (buried the dead), and kept on keeping on. Let's be happy they experimented with various intoxicants, as well.
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    I like marinated artichoke wedges and olives in a salad prepared by a local deli downtown.

    Is liking ice cream bad ?
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    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Is liking ice cream bad ?
    No, as long as you don't like ice cream twice a day everyday.

    I watched "1/2 Ton Dad" last night. 1,033 lbs. He hadn't stood up in 4 years.

    Why wouldn't you stand up at least once everyday?
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink_Planner View post
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    I watched "1/2 Ton Dad" last night. 1,033 lbs. He hadn't stood up in 4 years.

    Why wouldn't you stand up at least once everyday?
    Who are the enablers bringing him food?

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    Why are peaches fuzzy?
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    Why are peaches fuzzy?
    What is wrong with my mind when I remember this ?
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    this ?
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    Thanks. That helped with my question
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    Thanks. That helped with my question
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    Where does the white go when the snow melts?

    How did the song Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin receive any radio airplay (remember the mores of the time?) when it came out in 1969?



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    Has anyone considered what impact our changing economy will have on country music? Think about it, what jobs/vocations are traditionally celebrated by country music - farmers, cowboys, blue collar jobs....the number of blue collar jobs has been shrinking for years. Either country is going to have to find a different fan base or idolize different jobs. In the year 2035 will brawny guys wearing cowboy hats, blue jeans and sleeveless shirts be twanging odes to all the graphics software programmers out there?

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Has anyone considered what impact our changing economy will have on country music?
    Ask Hank Williams, Jr. I am sure he can tell you...

    My question is at what point do untalented actors, musicians, etc. who really only gets jobs based on their parents start to have to actually work for what they are doing?
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    Ask Hank Williams, Jr. I am sure he can tell you...

    My question is at what point do untalented actors, musicians, etc. who really only gets jobs based on their parents start to have to actually work for what they are doing?
    Hank Senior was a habitual drunkard who could never hold a job in the biz (he was fired from the Grand Old Opry due to his constant drunkenness, for example) and died young in that state of condition. Hank Junior is, IMHO, the far better of the two.

    (And I am most decidedly not a country music nutcase.)

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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop View post
    Makes you wonder if you went to their office would there be orange shag carpet?

    Would the delivery guy show up in short pants - "How you gonna pay for the pizza?"
    otterpop's joke on RTDNTOTO brings to mind another Kinda Dumb Question TM.....

    It seems like the decade of the 1970's has somehow come to be considered as something of a 'golden age of pron' (or at any rate it seems every pron cliche that ever was has its origins there) Why is that?

    part 2: has anyone actually seen a movie where that exact plot device was used? (I confess I haven't and yet I got the reference immediately)
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    otterpop's joke on RTDNTOTO brings to mind another Kinda Dumb Question.....

    It seems like the decade of the 1970's has somehow come to be considered as something of a 'golden age of pron' (or at any rate it seems every pron cliche that ever was has its origins there) Why is that?
    I think it was a changing of the guard in terms of the sexual revolution. People were changing their view of sex in general. Why do we care about nudity so much here in the U.S.?
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