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wolfguard says:
(Wed Oct 22 03:01:59 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Oct 22 03:05:50 2014
Beldin,

I've no idea. Does the same editor choose the stories from each region? Does he or she have explicit guidelines for choosing between stories? I shrug my shoulders. *g*

That said, CNN has a story about a woman's reaction to Toys R Us carrying "Breaking Bad" action figures. I believe the story says one of the accessories is a bag of meth. *g* Toys R Us responded, in part, by saying the action figures are recommended for those 15 or above. :)

ETA In fairness, as a kid I got an action set of the Roman Collesium. I actually remember the following items from the set ...

Gladiators in three or four poses.
Slaves (or people in chains)
Chariots
A seating area of the collesium which included an actual working barred gate to let the lions out.

Seriously, this existed. It probably came out around the time of Ben Hur or Spartacus.




WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Oct 22 02:46:14 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin I'm going to go with
the vagaries of web design.



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Beldin says:
(Wed Oct 22 02:07:57 2014 72.26.0.146) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Oct 22 02:08:29 2014
wolfguard, Christopher Marlowe - As you can tell, I found that on the CNN website. If you If you go there and click on "Justice" you'll see lists of headlines divided under the headlines of East, Central and West. The first headline under "East" is "Man Attacks Woman at ATM." The first headline under "Central" is "Woman Shot Dead in Strip Club." The first headline under "West" is "$100K of iPads, iPhones Stolen." There are other headlines but these are first.

Any conclusions to be drawn or is it the vagaries of web design?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Oct 22 02:02:31 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin, wolfguard I agree with
wolfguard's analysis. *g*



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Beldin says:
(Wed Oct 22 01:53:34 2014 72.26.0.146) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard - Probably. What's the saying? In for a penny, in for a pound?



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Oct 22 01:51:23 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin,

I believe the Bozo knew it'd be a while before he'd get another chance to indulge. *g*

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Oct 22 01:38:14 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard, valMichael I should
be able to watch all three by Friday!



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Beldin says:
(Wed Oct 22 01:36:49 2014 72.26.0.146) [Edit/Delete]
Here now.



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valMichael says:
(Wed Oct 22 01:14:56 2014 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
b]ChristopherMarlowe[/b] I finished "To Shanshu in LA"



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Oct 22 01:04:57 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Only three episodes after Sanctuary ...

War Zone, Blind Date, To Shanshu in LA



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Oct 22 00:37:53 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael, wolfguard I finished Sanctuary/Five by Five, but have not gone farther. I need to catch up. *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Oct 22 00:10:44 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

I believe valMichael is at or near the first season finale. I jumped ahead to watch Five by Five - and have not yet. My goddaughter, who rated AtS ahead of BtVS, is somewhere in third season. *g*



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Oct 22 00:08:09 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Where are we on the Angel watching?



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Oct 21 23:42:55 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Hereabouts


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Oct 21 23:29:50 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Just learned they have been filming scenes for the tv show 'The Batchelor' around Deadwood and the Hills. We probably won't see the footage until next year, though.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Oct 21 23:00:48 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
ShadowQuest I wish the best of news on the results.

One side of the apartment lost power and about 10 minutes later the other half lost power and it looked like the entire complex lost power.

Of course, after I go to bed, all the lights come back, jolting me awake.

A weird day all around yesterday.



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ShadowQuest says:
(Tue Oct 21 22:18:02 2014 74.33.112.183) [Edit/Delete]
Zoom through

Never took the SATs. Not smart enough for that. Took the ACT way back when, but I don't remember what my score was. Insanely high in reading & English, average in science, low in math, that much I know.

Christopher Marlowe Sorry about last night - the internet went kaplooey. (I had to spell that for the internet guy when I called to report the outage.)

Mom's home & fine. She'll get her results tomorrow. I'm home from the assessment. I have more steps to go through before I know anything.

SHIELD tonight! "A Hen in the Wolf House."

Zoom, zoom



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Maverick says:
(Tue Oct 21 22:08:37 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
The Centers for Everything But Disease Control Motorcycle Helmets, Playground Equipment, cc: abt Sorry about that $22.7 million of CFS research money that lost its way. They're much more concerned that Americans are not controlled enough. Disgusting Progressive-ism.


Maverick


Buffy Theme




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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Oct 21 20:45:22 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: What was Buffy's SAT score? (hint: lover's walk)
Answer: 1430

Trivia Smarties: OldManfan, Maverick, valMichael!



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Maverick says:
(Tue Oct 21 19:46:19 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: 1430. Awfully good scores. I took the tests in 1963, and my scores were much lower, but they have since made the tests much easier over the years and so to statistically "normalize" them, we are advised to add 100 points each to 1963 English and Math scores.


Christopher Marlowe: Methinks the reason that fewer blacks strive for a career in the major leagues is 1). More single-parent families (lack of guidance and discipline,) and 2). The jacking up of the minimum wage (fewer chances to have the early experience of a responsible position,) and 3). The same reason there are so few black accordion players in Polka Bands (they don't aspire to those, or any, jobs.)


Paralyzed man walks again due to nerve regeneration


Robot performs brain surgery through the patient's cheek.


Maverick


The Long and Winding Road




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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Oct 21 18:54:13 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
OMF - Okay, yeah. Makes sense if that's how it works.

I was too dumb to take the SATS. I don't even know what that test looks like.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Oct 21 16:59:41 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
valMIchael That's interesting about the demographics. I don't recall too many african-american pitchers or catchers. I wonder if the reason behind it is similar to the lack of african-american quarterbacks and kickers?



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OldManFan says:
(Tue Oct 21 15:19:44 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper - It is possible that Buffy did better on the Verbal than the Math, 700 or less on the Math as opposed to 730 or more on the Verbal. It was implied that those who pulled Willow and Oz aside represented a Tech giant, so they may have only been interested in those that aced the Math section.

OMF



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valMichael says:
(Tue Oct 21 15:13:52 2014 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Oct 21 15:19:03 2014
wolfguard, ChristopherMarlowe I got interested in the ethnic distribution of players in Major League Baseball today reading the comic Cleats. I found an excellent article Baseball Demographics at SABR covering from 1947 (the year Jackie Robinson joined the big leagues) through 2012. Not only has the participation of black players dropped to less than 8% which is less than half of what was their maximum participation of 18% in the 70s and 80s, Hispanic representation has risen to over 26% since 1999, Asian players make up about 2%, and white players making up the remaining 64% (rounded to nearest %). Interestingly, the distribution of players looked at by position (outfield, corner infielders, middle infielders, pitchers, and catchers) shows distinctive trends. Look at the graphs of the percentage of players by position.

Question what do you call a machine that measures personality?


wait for it ...


answer spoilered for delicate brains
] It's a mettle detector! [



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Oct 21 14:59:52 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
ValMichael: And yet, Buffy wasn't taken aside like Oz and Willow were due to exceptional scores.

That doesn't seem right. I remember her score being mediocre.

I also remember her aptitude test recommended that she go into law enforcement.

You have to be smart to be a good cop, but not THAT smart.



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valMichael says:
(Tue Oct 21 14:49:44 2014 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: Antoinette, BuffyBuff, David Fan, dawn, and THE JACKAL or Sita!

YAY Sweeper!

Trivia Girl
1430, which was quite high. When the SAT was correlated with IQ, that would give Buffy an IQ in the 135-145 range, which is quite high, definitely in the top 2%. As we saw in Psych 101, when she applied herself, she did excellent work, even surpassing Willow on the one paper we have reference to.

deadguy QOD Probably Graduation Day, part 2. The senior class (~95 students), their parents(150-175 counting single parents), school officials and the mayor(~7), vampires attacking(~25), and Angel's group(~25) yielding a total of a bit more than 250 people.

Mrs.Beasley LOL!! Thank you for the updated Abbot and Costello routine based on Rock bands. That's really clever!

DaddyCatALSO uh, to which list are you referring?



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OldManFan says:
(Tue Oct 21 14:44:16 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - 1430.

OMF



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Oct 21 14:33:52 2014 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: What was Buffy's SAT score? (hint: lover's walk)



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lostinamerica says:
(Tue Oct 21 13:10:34 2014 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
Yay! sweeper!


Belated Yay! buffyrat!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Tue Oct 21 13:06:24 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Tuesday, October 21st 2014 C.E.

We have FIVE (5) Birthdays!



Antoinette
BuffyBuff
David Fan
dawn
THE JACKAL or Sita


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Antoinette, BuffyBuff, David Fan, dawn, THE JACKAL or Sita!



Hmm. It's sounds like the finest party I can imagine getting paid to go to.Mal, 'Shindig'

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Oct 21 12:55:33 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Yay sweeper!

deadguy qod

I think graduation day would have to be tops with a large number of stationery people, otherwise the mall or any school ep would qualify.

Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Oct 21 12:49:28 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe: O-ho! Of COURSE there's no money invloved. Nod Nod, Wink Wink! Tell 'em that down at the docks.

I bet the underground dice game is a nice tie in to your shylocking business.



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KAM says:
(Tue Oct 21 12:28:25 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY SWEEPER

Deadguy QOD
: The season 3 finale had quite a lot of people.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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OldManFan says:
(Tue Oct 21 12:15:22 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe - a Farkle is a red-haired, freckled beast, a number of whom appeared on the tv show "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In".

OMF



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Tue Oct 21 12:09:20 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for sweeper

yay sweeper!

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

extras - the cannon fodder of tv and movies

what was the most highly populated episode (not counting the cgi army of turok-han in chosen)?


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Oct 21 05:24:56 2014 70.198.37.120) [Edit/Delete]
This sucks. I have lost power to
just my living room and kitchen.
Thank goodness for this tablet! Some
thing is faulty with the wiring.



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Oct 21 05:23:05 2014 98.192.33.109) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Thank you.


ShadowQuest,

Would she post about it? Absolutely! It would be like stealing wheel barrows from a construction site. *g*


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Oct 21 04:20:23 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Oct 21 04:22:38 2014
wolfguard Not a confidence game. Bunco is a dice game, where teams of four players roll a set of three dice. They play for six rounds, corresponding to the six sides of the dice. For each round, the players get point for each die that rolls to match the current round: ie in the first round, they get a point for each die that rolls up a 'one'. Second round, points for rolling for 'twos' and so forth.

Points are accumulated by pairs of teams. At the end of three sets of six round each, the points scored are added up and the most points wins the tournament.

The word bunco in this game is referring to getting three die rolling to the same number as the current round.

So if someone is rolling for ones and all three dice roll up ones, that is a bunco and is worth 21 points.

It's entirely luck based with no betting.

ETA

ShadowQuest What's farkle?



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ShadowQuest says:
(Tue Oct 21 04:19:35 2014 74.44.173.253) [Edit/Delete]
Zoom through

wolfguard For your information:

Modern Bunco (also Bunko or Bonko) is a parlour game played in teams with three dice.

Rules

Standards widely recognized are: There are six rounds, progressing in order from one to six, where the number of the round serves as the target for that round's rolls. Within a round, players alternate turns rolling three dice, aiming to obtain the target number. Players gain one point for each die matching the target. If the player gets three-of-a-kind of the target number (a Bunco), they get 21 points. The round stops when a player at a head table obtains 21 points. Whoever wins the most rounds is the overall winner.

History

Bunco was originally a confidence game similar to three card monte. It originated from 19th-century England where it was known as "eight dice cloth". It was imported to San Francisco as a gambling activity in 1855, where it gave its name to gambling parlors, or "Bunco parlors", and more generally to any swindle. After the Civil War the game evolved to a popular parlor game. During the 1920s and Prohibition, Bunco was re-popularized as a gambling game, often associated with a speakeasy. Law-enforcement groups raiding these parlors came to be known as "Bunco squads". Bunco as a family game saw a resurgence in popularity in the 1980s.

Now, do you honestly think if Christopher Marlowe were involved in an illegal gambling operation she'd post about it?

Or were you attempting to be funny?

Personally, I prefer farkle, although it's been years since I've played.

Zoom, zoom



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Oct 21 03:57:07 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

"Bunco" as in a confidence game?

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Oct 21 02:57:55 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard While I did enjoy organizing the tournament, I do not think I want to get into the Bunco business. *g*



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Oct 21 02:40:54 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
finally

*collapses on the floor of the bronze..*



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Tue Oct 21 00:54:20 2014 72.78.162.13) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael Thzt list was in ascending order, right?



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Oct 21 00:06:49 2014 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Starting a business is taking a risk. *g*

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Oct 20 21:43:25 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
I'm on my way to set up and run a Bunco game tonight, so I will be gone at least until 8 pm. I will have my tablet with me and should be able to check in now and then.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Oct 20 21:23:49 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Science
Question: What is billed as the most slippery substance in the world?
Answer: PTFE/Teflon

Trivia Feet Firmly on the Ground: valMichael, OldManFan
Trivia Slippery suckers: Agent Cooper, Maverick



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Maverick says:
(Mon Oct 20 20:13:13 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Palm fronds. Remember when Jesus entered Jerusalem prior to The Last Supper. The people threw palm fronds onto the ground and it became known as the Slipperiest Day in Jerusalem when Jesus came in on his @ss. [an old joke]


What Obama is hiding from you until after this November's election (he's holding off on these plans because he knows he would hurt Democrats chances of winning in November if you realized what he is planning [with Democrat's help]:


The deserter Bo Bergdahl, whom Obama traded 5 repeat Five, FIVE, terrorist leaders for, has been investigated and the results of the investigation are available, but Obama is hold it until after the election. He doesn't want to reveal he's endangered your life (but he HAS) to ransom a traitor.


Obama Administration Quietly Prepares for "surge" of Illegal Immigrant ID's. There is a solicitation in the Federal Immigration Service (Oct. 6) for between 4 million and 9 million ID cards to be furnished in one year with a total possible amount of 34,000,000. This may not be covered in the MSM (which Obama controls) but here is the same story in the British Press covers Obama's Executive Amnesty Plans for after the election. A lot of these people are dangerous and disease-ridden. They will also suck up welfare money and in some cases take jobs.


The next stage of Obamacare, what's called the Employer Mandate, had been delayed till after the November election. The reason it's been delayed is because it will raise employer group health insurance premiums and throw a monkey wrench into the whole process. This will cost your employer more money and he/she will have a harder time staying profitable, and may lay some people off. They may even cancel coverage and elect to pay the penalty. Release of New Rates being delayed till AFTER the election. And the coverage will include much that you do not need.


The reason Obama continues to keep the Southern Border wide open is that he's importing the perfect voter for his future communist plans. The reason he won't issue a travel ban against Ebola is because he does not want to close any of our borders.


He's also got plans for ways to spend more money (that will go into his cohort's pockets) on non-existent Global Warming.


Don't help Obama with his continuing plans to weaken America and subvert the Constitution.


Maverick


I Want To Know What Love Is




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Oct 20 20:10:01 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I have no doubt that you no longer need to work at a corporation to create games, however, I think it's still a risk and challenge to try to put out and sell a game without corporate backing.

the time of the trivia answer will be a bit slippery today. *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Oct 20 18:25:45 2014 98.192.33.109) [Edit/Delete]
Drive-By

Mrs. Beasley,

He usually posts sometime each day.



Christopher Marlowe,

Today I heard an interview on MSNBC with Zoe Quinn, the woman at the center of ~gamergate. What I caught ...

~ Someone(s) claimed she was having sex with a writer or reviewer or editor of some gaming magazine or site, so to promote her games or career.

~ She said this person and others were reacting against how the gaming industry and market is progressing to include more people.

~ The interviewer said the men between ~15-25 only comprise 15% of game players (he didn't cite his source)

~ She said 'game tools' are now available making it easy for anyone to create games. She works with 1-2-3 person teams. A person no longer has to work for a corporation to create games.



WG



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Mrs.Beasley says:
(Mon Oct 20 18:06:29 2014 76.188.243.77) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Mon Oct 20 18:10:13 2014
Does valMichael still visit? I saw this and I thought of him. ;D

Really bad puns



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Oct 20 16:53:11 2014 70.198.38.164) [Edit/Delete]
Valmichael you know the trivia girl
so well!*g*



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Agent Cooper says:
(Mon Oct 20 16:49:01 2014 167.166.23.242) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: That stuff that Slip N Slides are made of.

I was going to give the exact same answer ValMichael did, with all that science stuff. I was comparing the the coefficient whatsis thingy of different materials in my head when he beat me to it.*


*No. No I was not.



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valMichael says:
(Mon Oct 20 15:46:18 2014 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: Lizzer and Prophecy girl 86!

YAY dogmeat!

Trivia Girl
I suspect the answer you are looking for is Teflon (polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE) with a coefficient of sliding friction of the dry surface of 0.04. PTFE on PFTE with PTFE based lubricants can have a coefficient of friction less than that. However, the ceramic called BAM - AlMgB14 - reaches a coefficient of sliding friction less than 0.04 and is the slipperiest dry substance known. Also, a mixture of BAM and 70% TiB is the third hardest substance known after diamond and cubic Boron nitride. Teflon on Teflon or BAM on BAM with appropriate lubricants can reach the coefficient of sliding friction of wet ice on wet ice. I learned this in Physics, years ago. :)

The closest item to a frictionless surface is a air track, where the car on the track is separated from the track by a thin layer of air. This is the same principle used in Air Hockey. If you have an air hockey puck motionless on an air table, it takes only the minutest of forces to cause the puck to move.

Note: the coefficient of sliding friction must be less than or equal to that of the coefficient of static friction.



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OldManFan says:
(Mon Oct 20 15:06:09 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - Teflon.

OMF



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Oct 20 14:29:37 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Science
Question: What is billed as the most slippery substance in the world?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Oct 20 14:03:31 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
yay buffyrat!


Goodbye Blue Monday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Mon Oct 20 13:59:55 2014 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for buffyrat!

yay buffyrat!


Goodbye Blue Monday!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Mon Oct 20 13:00:02 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Monday, October 20th 2014 C.E.

We have TWO (2) Birthdays!



Lizzer
ProphecyGirl86


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Lizzer, Prophecy girl 86!



Xander: Look who's got a bad case of Dark Prince envy. Dracula: Leave us. Xander: No, we're not going to "Leabbb you." And where'd you get that accent, Sesame Street? "One, Two, Three - three victims! Maw ha ha!" 'Buffy vs Dracula'

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



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KAM says:
(Mon Oct 20 12:40:14 2014 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY...

KAM
Ty King Fan



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Oct 20 04:00:08 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
ShadowQuest I saw someone
suggesting getting a garden
statue/gnome and doing it up as a
zombie.



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ShadowQuest says:
(Mon Oct 20 00:13:00 2014 74.44.173.253) [Edit/Delete]
Spooky zoom through

Christopher Marlowe After that decisive win against Carolina, and the fantastic last-second win of Buffalo over Minnesota, I decided it was time to get stuff out for next week.

Got the scarecrow out and Siobhan hung. (Yes, I named my banshee.) I didn't work on James - it was getting dark by the time I got the other two out. I need to rework the shoulder of his upraised arm, and then figure out how to get him to his post - my wheelbarrow's still at my folks'. (I have no idea why I named my headless horseman James. It just seems to fit.) I didn't put in any glow sticks or strobe lights - I'll wait until next week for that. I did replace the front porch light bulb with the green one, though. That looks so cool in front of the banshee.

I was thinking of whipping up a Dementor - I have another Styrofoam head, and I'm sure plenty of black material. I just don't know where to hang it, or how to make the hands, unless I can find some skeleton gloves at Goodwill.

Think I'll go look for some pictures, see if anything sparks.

Zoom, zoom



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Maverick says:
(Sun Oct 19 20:40:25 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
abt: Have been watching the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes episodes and can very much enjoy them based on the fact that they were very closely based on the Arthur Conan Doyle stories. I see what you mean about Brett getting sick (or something;) I thought at first it was just a bad haircut, but there was something definitely "off" about him. This series reminds me muchly of the "Rumpole of the Bailey" series starring Leo McKern and based on the John Mortimer stories. Have you seen those? I highly recommend them also.


Ebola outbreak blamed by Democrats on Budget cuts by Republicans. Here a NIH Doctor disagrees. You must also remember that the NIH funds all those horsemanure studies of things we already know about, like, Why Lesbians drink so much booze? and Why Lesbians are fat? (sounds like one answers the other) and Why male fruit flies, etc. Silly studies that do nothing but redistribute income. They could have used that money to work on communicable diseases and worked on a vaccine. Not only, in fact, did Republicans vote all the money the CDC asked for, but in one instance actually provided more than they asked for.


Susan Rice is Obama's designated Liar and here she is again, this time denying that military commanders advised Obama to put boots on the ground vs. ISIS and stomp it out. Of course she COULD be telling the truth--it could be that Obama has just signaled that he didn't want to hear such recommendations, as he is quick to punish those who oppose his knee-jerk reactions to everything.


Global Warming Myth: It is always said by the Alarmists that it is Warm (it's not, really) because of the CO2 in the atmosphere. Well, the science says that warm water releases CO2 and cold water causes CO2 to be absorbed out of the atmosphere. So the Alarmist have it exactly backwards. A warmer atmosphere causes CO2 concentrations to increase and a colder atmosphere causes them to reduce. In other words the higher CO2 concentrations that are being reported are as a result of the past warming (as emerging from the Little Ice Age) and as it has not been warming in 17+ years, CO2 levels should stabilize and/or fall. Regardless, CO2 is a "trace gas" in our atmosphere being 0.04% (0.0004) To show you how minor this is, imagine you were going to die unless you could come up with $1,000,000.00 and you only had $400.00 you would be SOL. Further, only around 3% of the CO2 is Man-made (Anthropogenic,) so, in my example, imagine you only have $12.00. Too small to be significant. Also, remember that CO2 is not a poison, is exhaled by people and inhaled by plants to grow, and that in experiments higher concentrations of CO2 only cause plants to grow better.


Maverick


Baker Street




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Oct 19 19:06:09 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
I'm CM the Wasp Killer, five wasps in one blow.

abt I'll have to see how the ep is when it airs. I haven't enjoyed this season as much as I hoped, but I'm still happy with Capaldi as the Doctor.



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abt says:
(Sun Oct 19 17:56:26 2014 84.9.158.52) [Edit/Delete]
ChristopherMarlowe - don't know how you feel about writing credit information but next week's Doctor Who is written by the writer of the opening ceremony of the British Olympics 2012....



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abt says:
(Sun Oct 19 17:50:44 2014 84.9.158.52) [Edit/Delete]
ChristopherMarlowe - wasn't it a great episode of Doctor Who? It was the same writer as last week's. This is a good season.



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valMichael says:
(Sun Oct 19 14:54:50 2014 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Today the stars of the AoS will appear on Paleyfest at 4:45 pm ET.
This can be watched live on Yahoo!Live if you are a member of Yahoo Prime.
Appearing will be Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennett, and Jeph Leob, and there may be others from the show too. :)



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valMichael says:
(Sun Oct 19 14:29:56 2014 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: accountable, Kit, Misgabi, and shadowbound6!

Happy Birthday for yesterday's birthday people: Catronia, Leitch, Mighty Mo, and Pixie!



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lostinamerica says:
(Sun Oct 19 13:36:59 2014 69.247.134.78) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard, Shan--Huh, I
didn't know that about
AtS, that Joss forced WB's
hand. But really, what he did
made sense, business-wise.


Comma--Really, a Dr.
Who
convention in
Clarksville? It seems like too
small a city to hold one, though
it does seem like there are Cons
everywhere now :)



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sun Oct 19 12:39:19 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Sunday, October 19th 2014 C.E.

We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!



accountable
Kit
Misgabi
shadowbound6 aka sb6


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
accountable, Kit, Misgabi, shadowbound6!



No, no, no, sir. No more chick pit for you. Come on. Riley, 'Buffy vs Dracula'

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



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wolfguard says:
(Sun Oct 19 07:42:31 2014 98.192.33.109) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Trinity!


Belated Yay Claris!


Belated Yay Jann Quidam!



Belated Happy Birthday mudpuppy!


Belated Happy Birthday David Greenwalt!




Belated Deadguy Memorial Angel Wednesday Question


Assuming the slayers are getting financial assistance from the new Watchers Council, how are Willow and Xander paying the bills?

They hold staff positions with the Inspector-General's office of the New Watcher's Council.


Into the Abyss



Good Night to All

WG



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wolfguard says:
(Sun Oct 19 06:33:55 2014 98.192.33.109) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO,

If a writer doesn't believe that magick is real, then that writer by necessity has to imagine how magick will work in her fictional verse. It can be as coherent or incoherent as the writer believes it needs to be to tell the story.

I have promoted the idea that the monks' spell worked similarly to how a contagious disease spreads, because such a process works in real life. It wouldn't have demanded a lot energy. It wouldn't have demanded the monks' have a wide and deep knowledge of who would have had known Dawn or of a Dawn over the 14 odds years of created history. It respects how memories are more reconstructions than replications. In two words, - it's magic. *g*


Having said this, I do not believe Joss gave much thought towards creating a 'theory of magic in the buffyverse'. I believe Joss mined magick for story ideas and plot devices and whatever worked for a particular story was used. OTOH, I do believe in later seasons some of the writers made an effort to weave some logic into buffyverse magick. For example ...


WILLOW
That's what I'm saying. I don't even know.

DAWN
OK, but if another witch was to do it, where would she start?

WILLOW
Uh, physics, principles, basic laws...

DAWN
Such as?

WILLOW
Uh, conservation of energies. You can't really create or destroy anything, only transfer.

Anya scoffs.

DAWN
I'm sorry, are you helping?

ANYA
No, but at least I'm not galloping off in the wrong direction.

WILLOW
Magic works off physics.


From the transcript of Get It Done, courtesy of Buffyworld.com




Of possible interest, Issac Bonewits Laws of Magic (www.neopagan.net)



WG



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wolfguard says:
(Sun Oct 19 06:01:42 2014 98.192.33.109) [Edit/Delete]
Shan,

I think your analysis of the situation facing David with respect to Bones and a possible 6th season AtS are spot on.

On the cancellation, I did not read the article as saying Joss 'forced' the WB to cancel it. I do believe it's possible the WB executive felt Joss was forcing an early decision on renewal. I don't know anything about the executive's personality or then mood or how he or she viewed the situation before them. Certainly David Fury knew more than I, *g*, and as I recall from the article, he believes the show would have been renewed had Joss not pressed for an early decision.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Oct 19 04:13:23 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Comma Just saw that. I don't know whether to laugh or cry about it.

abt Just got done watching Flatline, to me, the best written episode so far this season. They need to get the writer to write more.



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Comma says:
(Sun Oct 19 01:11:55 2014 75.129.170.85) [Edit/Delete]
News/ Nicholas Brendon Arrested In Idaho: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Accused of Damaging PropertySee His Mug Shot
by Corinne Heller and Holly Passalaqua Today 2:18 PM PDT

Nicholas Brendon
Ada County Sheriff's Office

Nicholas Brendon, who starred on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, was detained in Boise, Idaho on Friday night on suspicion of damaging property and resisting arrest and spent several hours in jail.

The 43-year-old actor's manager had no immediate comment. Brendon was in town for an appearance at Tree City Comic Con.

Boise police said they received a call around 9:30 p.m. on Friday about a disturbance in a hotel lobby involving Brendon and staff members. When officers arrived, they found the actor showing "signs of intoxication" and said he "repeatedly refused officers' commands to stay seated while officers tried to speak with witnesses."

Police said Brendon tried to walk away, after which officers arrested him for resisting and obstructing. Authorities also said hotel staff reported that he had broken a decorative dish and that they wished to press charges.

Brendon was then booked into a local jail on charges of malicious injury to property and resisting or obstructing officers, which are both misdemeanors.

He was later released on a $600 bond after 6 a.m. on Saturday.

Brendon was last arrested in March 2010, also on suspicion of damaging property, as well as for disorderly conduct. Police said he tried to flee and him before detaining him. He spent several hours in jail and was charged with misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, battery against a police officer and vandalism for the March 17. He given a 1-year suspended sentence and 36 months of probation and was ordered to perform state highway work for 10 days.

His latest arrest comes more than two weeks after he got married. The actor wed Moonda Tee in Las Vegas, a week after he proposed to her in Colorado. This marks his second marriage. Brendon was married to actress and writer Tressa DiFiglia for more than four years before they divorced in 2006.

On Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which aired between 1997 and 2003, Brendon played Xander, the goofy friend-zoned pal of Buffy, portrayed by Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Brendon and several other members of the cast, including actress Emma Caufield, who played Xander's love interest, reunited in September at a fan convention in Australia.

After Buffy the Vampire Slayer ended its run, Brendon went on to appear on shows such as Private Practice, playing Lee McHenry, and Criminal Minds, in which he still plays the recurring role of Kevin Lynch.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Oct 19 00:20:41 2014 70.198.38.176) [Edit/Delete]
So many events tonight, but I think
I'll stay home and watch game of
thrones.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Oct 18 21:44:17 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin I'm sorry too, but at least I know I'll get over it eventually!



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ShadowQuest says:
(Sat Oct 18 21:43:46 2014 74.44.173.253) [Edit/Delete]
Zoom through

DaddyCatALSO You do have that tendency.

But I lo....uh....appreciate you muchly anyway.

My theory on the "Buffy has a sister now" thing is that the monks' spell only affected people when they entered the city limits. Because that's where the Key was secreted, and everyone there would have to know she was with Joyce & Buffy when they moved to Sunnydale, or some ordinary citizen might've said something about "that strange girl who just showed up one day and everyone's acting like they've known her forever" within earshot of the wrong demon.

I might have to rewatch a couple of eps to see if that theory holds - I don't really remember if Faith knew about Dawn while she was in LA with Angel, or not until Willow took her back.

(In one of my fics, Oz asks, "So Giles said something about...Buffy having a sister?" and Faith replies "Yeah. None of us are quite clear on just how that happened." Once Faith entered the city limits, the spell took affect, and she had memories of Dawn from when she first came to Sunnydale and met Buffy & the gang.)

"Ya know...I've been in Sunnydale a couple years now. You know what I never noticed before?"

"A castle?"

"A huge honking castle."

So even Riley & Giles realized something was odd about a castle suddenly appearing when Dracula showed up. And just where was it, anyway? What part of town? Was it some sort of mind-control on Dracula's part, making everyone think a regular rundown mansion was actually a castle?

Things to think about....and then go "Ow."

Zoom, zoom



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Maverick says:
(Sat Oct 18 21:13:36 2014 50.133.76.168) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sat Oct 18 21:16:14 2014
DaddyCatALSO: Is that the test? That Dracula was real? Many illusions are real; we just interpret them as having a mystical cause, etc. Is Dawn real? She's made of the same stuff as Dracula. And as far as what Joss says, I contend he really doesn't understand the question. What's telling is that Dracula's Castle in Sunnydale did not exist before or after the Dracula episode. The other, obvious, thing is that "he" kicked Buffy's @ss so totally that she should have perished in the episode.


Christopher Marlowe: The Roman Catholic clergy who give comfort and refuge to the illegal aliens (most Hispanics are Roman Catholics) are actually suborning sin. The clerics are complicit in the sin of theft; they are not supposed to do this and it is a sin on them (also it's illegal to aid and abet a crime.) The Hispanics are here illegally to acquire things that are not theirs to acquire. Suborning is a term usually employed in terms of perjury, convincing a person to lie under oath. It means: To bribe or induce (someone) unlawfully or secretly to perform some misdeed or to commit a crime. The Catholic priests think they are heroes helping the illegal, but they actually provide the enticement and the platform for them to be able to steal. As a Roman Catholic I wish they would cut this out, as once the person is in this country and is set-up with fake ID, etc., he/she/they are dumped on the welfare rolls and therefore the taxpayers get the bill. Either that or they take some citizen's job and they will do it cheaper so wages fall all over. Unfortunately there is no money in the treasury for welfare payments to them so it gets borrowed from the Chinese among others and/or creates inflationary pressures and may lead to the collapse of our dollar. Do you understand this give-away program and how Democrats buy votes with dollars from the general treasury? Do you understand inflation?


Comma: Around here that's been going on for years, candidates trying to vague-up their party affiliation. Up here, also, often the newspapers give them a hand and will not print their affiliation.


Maverick


White Wedding




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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Sat Oct 18 19:16:24 2014 204.186.244.234) [Edit/Delete]
ShadowQuest Sorry, based on the pseudo-context of previous comments of yours, I read your joke with Agent Cooper and, as Archie Bunker would say, I "misconscrewed" it.

Shan wolfguard Well, actors ahev moved right from one series ending itn oa nother one the very enxt season, and not always spinoffs, so it's possible . . . .

Agent Cooper Shan wolfguard Agent Cooper Maverick Free associating on several discussions at once.
Considering Hank Summers was a well-off businessman, yes, he should've been more visible alter on. Maybe off -camera, but *in* the girls' fictional lives.
Sorry, but I think all these theories about "how far" knowledge of Dawn extended have a basic problem.
I believe magick, if it really existed, would have an internal logic, but it would be very different from that associated with physical processes.
So, the monks' spell simply changed the world. In terms f ordinary matter and energy, an impossible task, but in magical terms, simply a change of definitions.
It seems logical that Willow could have been , off-camera, the Scoobie Wesley got along the best with. Seriously, they were similar in many ways.
If you take canon to be what joss says the 'verse is, Dracula s real in the Bufyfverse and remembers the Sunnydale episode, as shown in the comics.
Another thing.
A second other thing.



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valMichael says:
(Sat Oct 18 18:38:29 2014 76.31.40.150) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: Catronia, Leitch, Mighty Mo, and Pixie!

Comma
Yes, I've seen that. :)
I can barely wait till the re-election season is over.



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Comma says:
(Sat Oct 18 17:39:40 2014 75.129.170.85) [Edit/Delete]
I am noticing something this year, that I have never notice before, in political advertising. Candidates, depending on if they are advertising in an area in favor of their party or in an area that is not in favor of their party, are leaving their party affiliation off their ads. This includes all type ads. I am only taking about the ads from the candidates themselves, not other groups.

Anyone else seeing this trend also?

Comma



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Beldin says:
(Sat Oct 18 16:50:49 2014 72.26.0.146) [Edit/Delete]
Here now.

wolfguard, Christopher Marlowe - Sorry, guys. I got busy and actually forgot to come back after that first post.


Christopher Marlowe2 - Sorry you're feeling poorly.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Oct 18 16:36:43 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
I think I'm well enough to actually venture outside. Sleep only gets you so far when you have a cold.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sat Oct 18 14:14:21 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Saturday, October 18th 2014 C.E.

We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!



Catriona
Leitch
Mighty Mo
Pixie


Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Catronia, Leitch, Mighty Mo, Pixie!



That's insane troll logic! Xander, 'Triangle'

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Oct 18 14:03:39 2014 209.159.255.107) [Edit/Delete]
Day two or three of this cold and the sore throat is stubbornly sticking around.



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Shan says:
(Sat Oct 18 13:15:17 2014 120.146.156.130) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard

I've heard that story about the infamous phone call that supposedly got Angel cancelled a long time ago and to this day, I still can't wrap my head around it.

I can't see Joss being attributed with that much power by the WB. He rings up with what seems (at least given what we're privy to) to be a reasonable query about whether they could learn about renewal earlier. Levin was the president in charge presumably. What was stopping him from just saying we can't tell you any sooner than previous years? Still can't see how Joss forced him (or had the power to force him) to cancel the show just by his asking if he can make a decision sooner. Once again he could just say wait. Or even he could have said if you want to know now, it's definitely cancelled or if you wait there's a chance of pick up for Season 6 (just as it was for Season 5 before they decided). Admittedly that would have been a bit weird but still less so than what's described as the actual chain of events.

Obviously I doubt we'll never know for sure but I can't help but feel that it was being used as an excuse for something that may well have been on the drawing board anyway.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, even with its reduced budget from Season 4, it was still expensive from what I hear. Also, am I correct in writing that the WB didn't own it, at least not completely like the replacements they'd hope to take over.

As it is, they all ended up tanking, didn't they? I guess the ideal solution I had in my head was that they renewed and cancelled Angel. A twelve episode mid season replacement because you had to figure at least one of their new shows weren't going to work and it would have given the creative team both a definite end point as well as enough time to create a final arc that didn't have to be rushed (I figure a 12 episode run with no stand alone episodes is probably close to most 22 episode runs when you remove those episodes).

Oh well, opportunity missed, especially given that I've heard the WB regretted the cancellation in the end anyway. Pity, because some of the ideas I heard they had for Season 6 were really good. Also, I would have loved to have seen some more of Illyria.



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Shan says:
(Sat Oct 18 12:35:52 2014 120.146.156.130) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard

I think David Boreanaz wasn't taking that much of a risk and it was a sensible decision. Of course nothing is guaranteed but in his favour, Bones is connected to a very successful series of books. Also, Angel was coming to an end one way or another. Realistically, one to two years tops. Bones had a good chance of at least one year and if it took off, many more to follow. At the very least, he'd have been getting about the same amount of work either way but by going to Bones, there was a better chance for longer term work given Angel was at the tail end of its run regardless (as I said 1, maybe 2 years tops).

In addition to being related to a popular book series, shows like Bones which are more anchored to reality often tend to do better than genre shows (detective shows and the like Castle etc), obviously no guarantee of success but if they take off, it can really take off.

In David's case, it probably really worked out for him. Since he wasn't in a show at the time, it was a much easier decision (needs a new job as opposed to trading one for another) to choose to go for the role. If he was in Angel Season 6, it might have been like you say a more complicated decision and there's always a chance he might have missed out (unless it was definite that Season 6 was going to be the last before the role in Bones came up).

Anyway, all things up, things really seemed to have worked out for David with things this way. Especially with Bones' 10 year run so far. It's a better show for residuals and repeats (not as heavily serialised, you can dive in anywhere much more easily) because unfortunately once again the genre shows we like tend to be a bit more niche. Also, I wouldn't be surprised if he gets a percentage of the show or at least some sort of bonus in some fashion on top the usual by now in the show's run. I'd say he's set for life financially by now regardless of where his career goes next.


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