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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Mr. Lumbergh, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 18, 2017
    The Heartland
    Oh, no! I lied! I swear I didn't do it on purpose!

    Howard Morris provided the voice of Mr Peebles, the pet shop owner. Magilla Gorilla was voiced by Allan Melvin, who is best know (to me) as either Sam the Butcher from Brady Bunch, or Archie Bunker's drinking buddy Barney.

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  2. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    D'Oh!

    Didn't put it together. Saw the team name and school for deaf.
     
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  3. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    London Calling!

    London, England holds the Guinness World Record for most Trekkies gathered in one place, with over 1,100 Trekkies in attendance.

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  4. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Fort Jefferson, on the Dry Tortugas is the largest brick structure in the world.

    When I was there (spring of 2000) I saw Athens County Block bricks.

    In the early 1800's when it was built ACB (and nearby Nelsonville's Hocking Valley Block) were the best bricks made available.

    I can only assume the contracts for bricks was spread out among many makers (as no one company had the capacity to produce enough). The ones from ACB (and Hocking) would have been floated down the rivers to the Gulf of Mexico them across to the fort.
     
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  5. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    There never was fog in London. It was the haze from all the coal fires.
     
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  6. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Bricks have frogs. The indentation in the surface of a brick is called a frog, and debate rages over whether the bricks should be laid frog-up or frog-down.

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  7. rolandson

    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

    i never knew that.

    in fact, most of the stuff in this thread i didn't know.
    i blame public education.
     
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  8. rolandson

    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

    I got flipped off today for yielding right-of-way. By the driver I was yielding to.

    Having arrived at a four way at nearly the same moment, I waited for the person on my right to proceed. When she didn't I used my hands to suggest that she do so...sort of the non verbal 'after you'...

    whereupon she flips me off and proceeds. go figure?

    i think that the written portion of the licensing exam should have but one question...

    describe in your own words "what does right - of - way mean?"

    mess that up, even a little , no license for you...ever.
     
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  9. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    The US Army adopted a new standard battle rifle, the .30 caliber Springfield in 1903. It replaced the outdated Krag-Jorgensen, also in .30 cal.

    The early 1903 Springfields were chambered for round nose bullets like those fired by the Krag.

    The performance of this round was not much better than the previous Krag.

    In 1906 a modern Spitzer style bullet was formally adopted, in .30 caliber, resulting in the 30 cal Gov't 1906. Or 30'06.

    There were already 3 years' worth of production (approximately 200,000) of the new 1903 rifle, which were rechambered for this new more powerful cartridge.

    Unfortunately the metal used in these early rifles wasn't strong enough to handle the higher pressures of the more powerful Spitzer cartridge. Leading to many failures, ie. blowing up in the shooter's face.
     
  10. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    On this date in 1922 archeologist Charles Carter found the undisturbed tomb of Phaoro Tutenkaman.
     
  11. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jimi Hendrix (born today as James Alan Hendricks) in 1961 joined the Army. He served in the 101st Airborne Division.

    He injured his ankle training and was honorably discharged after a year.
     
  12. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

    Jun 10, 2013
    Hillsboro, OR, USA
    The ocean has dozens of water in it.
     
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  13. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Before deciding on Grammy the recording industry considered calling them Eddies after the inventor.
     
  14. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    Are you sure it isn't scores?
     
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  15. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

    Jun 10, 2013
    Hillsboro, OR, USA
    I think you're right.
     
  16. roger@pennyflic

    roger@pennyflic Senior Stratmaster

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    Jul 4, 2013
    melbourne
    Actually, I thinks it's called a "ship" load of water. :whistling:
     
  17. Ronnie12460

    Ronnie12460 Strat-Talker

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    Mar 19, 2014
    Abilene, Texas
    That's a whole lot better than what I had. I thought it was poking fun because of the big air horn on the side of scoreboard!!!
    Who would hear it?
     
  18. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 18, 2017
    The Heartland
    Haha!
     
  19. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Bruce Lee was also born today.
     
  20. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    The average human passes gas 14 times a day.

    And the amount of saliva secreted in a lifetime would fill 3 olympic sized swimming pools.

    The total amount of gold in the world would fill 2 olympic sized pools.

    So when you spit you're wasting a substance better than gold. Especially when you need saliva to live.

    A human sneeze leaves the nose at 90 MPH.