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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jun 15 18:30:40 2017 165.225.38.83)
Chris Marlowe: I just recently bought some earbuds to plug into my computer. I cue up Pandora, which is this really great free radio site that tailors songs to your taste and now I listen to tunes all day. I keep one bud in so I can hear my phone, etc.

It's really changed my work life for the better.

The hell of it is I could have done this a long time ago but honestly, I didn't know I was allowed. Then we hired some new folks and they all started doing it. I waited for mgmt to tell them to stop, but they never did. So hey, I thought, earbuds must be okay.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jun 15 18:26:34 2017 71.56.125.67)
Drive-By

'Cause I can. :)

WG



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jun 15 17:56:22 2017 165.225.38.83)
Trivia Girl: Umm..Philadelphia Cream Cheese?

I've only ever passed through Philly on a train. I've never been there.

Being a Rangers/Giants fan, that's a good thing. I'm told the wrong colors can get you in trouble there. :-)



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jun 15 15:57:27 2017 205.141.67.16)
yay wiccachick!


Happy CD Thursday!

OldManFan I somehow knew folks would be passionate about the Cheesesteak. *g*



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OldManFan says:
(Thu Jun 15 15:38:00 2017 24.3.106.169)
Trivia Girl - that's an argument starter. I know Philadelphians who could come to blows should one consider putting anything but Cheez Whiz on cheesesteaks. Other inhabitants of the City Of Brotherly Love would hate seeing anything but melted Provolone on their sandwich.

OMF



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Thu Jun 15 15:32:04 2017 24.3.106.169)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for wiccachick!

yay wiccachick!


Happy CD Thursday!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Jun 15 15:01:00 2017 205.141.67.16)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Food
Question: What is the proper cheese to put on a Philly Cheesesteak?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Thu Jun 15 13:06:16 2017 209.159.254.195)
Today is Thursday, June 15th 2017 C.E.

We have FIVE (5) Birthdays!


Aurora
Aiglos
caryn
english
satanslittlehelper

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Aurora Aiglos, caryn, english, satanslittlehelper!



Zoe: I thought you wanted to spend more time off-ship this visit. Wash: Out there is seems like it's all fancy parties. I like our party better. The dress code is easier and I know all the steps. 'Shindig'

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



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lostinamerica says:
(Thu Jun 15 12:04:18 2017 73.58.128.92)
Agent Cooper--Yeah, that
would be cool, the box the Gentleman
kept the voices in!



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jun 15 03:11:32 2017 4.28.180.2)
Edited: Thu Jun 15 03:12:32 2017
Christopher Marlowe,

Need to ask abt. Local government in the UK is complicated. I've
read Grenfell Towers was managed by a private organization. I've read an
article that I believe said the recent renovations/refurbishment was funded by
the Borough (honorary title for a political district). So I don't know if the
building was owned public or privately owned.

What I first heard as a cause, was people telling reporters about the
external cladding. However, the BBC article, ~ What we know now ~, listed five
theories as to what caused the fire (and they may not be mutually exclusive
and they could all be wrong). Professional investigators will protect the site
and proceed to gather information before forming hypotheses as to a possible
cause.

I strongly suspect people can sue in the UK, but right now I believe there
is not enough known to instigate a lawsuit or its equivalence.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jun 15 02:24:36 2017 209.159.254.195)
wolfguard I was talking with a friend of mine about the outcomes in that London Fire. Liability and lawsuits and such. I'm not familiar with English law, so I'm not sure to what extent businesses or other entities can be sued there. Not as much as in the US, I bet.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jun 15 02:11:59 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

Yes, it has been.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jun 14 23:54:55 2017 209.159.254.195)
wolfguard It seems to be an especially busy newsweek so far!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Jun 14 23:24:43 2017 209.159.254.195)
Sunnydales Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: What was Freds home state?
Answer: Texas

Trivia Master: notsoShyGirl
Trivia LOL! Agent Cooper (clever boy)



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Wed Jun 14 20:43:39 2017 199.127.148.10)
Just realized Sunlit15 is a poster on the Buffy sub at Reddit



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jun 14 19:31:53 2017 205.141.67.16)
abt I've been reading up on the news about Grenfell Towers. Sounds like it will be quite the job to sort through who was responsible or not responsible with folks pointing fingers at everyone else. Sadly, it all sounds so very familiar: substandard improvements, lack of action by councils, etc.



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abt says:
(Wed Jun 14 17:34:17 2017 84.9.78.190)
ChristopherMarlowe - tower fire warnings ignored. link.

The new Labour MP has been in the job less than a week. She has a majority of 20 and is apparently an architect. The head of the council is a Tory called Nick Paget Brown.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Jun 14 15:57:25 2017 165.225.38.83)
Trivia Girl: Shy and bufuddled.



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Wed Jun 14 15:41:50 2017 76.120.26.241)
Trivia Girl
Texas



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Jun 14 14:39:28 2017 205.141.67.16)
Sunnydales Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: What was Freds home state?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Wed Jun 14 13:14:31 2017 209.159.254.195)
Today is Wednesday, June
14th 2017 C.E.

We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!


anya eliz@
Luv2Bbit
Manatree
MAPGirl

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to
anya eliz@, Luv2Bbit, Manatree,
MAPGirl!



We'll be in our bunk. Wash,
'War Stories''


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



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Jun 14 13:05:46 2017 165.225.38.83)
Chris Marlowe: Not sure I'd vote for Anya, but I'd definitely vote for Emma!

Nah, who am I kidding? I'd crawl over hot coals to vote for Anya.



Wednesday deadguy question: It would be great to have any souvenir from the shows, but I can't think anything particular I'd want especially.

Maybe the sword Buffy stabbed Angel with? Or the box the Gentlemen kept the voices in? Mr. Pointy?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jun 14 12:51:37 2017 209.159.254.195)
yay allyson!

deadguy qod


Spike's coat!


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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lostinamerica says:
(Wed Jun 14 12:15:19 2017 73.58.128.92)
ChristopherMarlowe--I saw
that, crazy! I'm shocked it didn't
fall down--all I could think about
were the twin towers :(



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Wed Jun 14 11:27:42 2017 24.3.106.169)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for allyson!

yay allyson!

todays deadguy memorial angel wednesday question is brought to you by:

the sunnydale center - we hit all the fashion extremes

is there a garment or accessory from btvs/angel that, even after all these years, you would still like to have?


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Jun 14 06:33:27 2017 71.56.125.67)
Yay Sentinel!



Christopher Marlowe,

I've been reading that on BBC's site.



Deadguy Memorial Buffy Tuesday Question

There has been slash fiction written about every possible pairing of BtVS characters... which one would make you the most squeamish?

Giles and Dawn

During the first season, Joss told the writers and directors to be sure proper distance was kept between Buffy and Giles. He knew some people, given their inclinations, would see things that were not really there and he wanted to minimize such perceptions.


Night All

WG



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Maverick says:
(Wed Jun 14 04:12:31 2017 69.244.158.94)




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jun 14 03:33:04 2017 209.159.254.195)
A rather large fire engulfing a High-Rise building in West London.



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ResearchBoy says:
(Wed Jun 14 03:09:51 2017 100.4.120.101)
Wow, this is still a thing. Happy
memories of Buffyverse roleplaying
games and Slain's song challenges.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jun 14 02:37:16 2017 209.159.254.195)
wolfguard Oh, I never thought
of that!



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Jun 14 00:59:31 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

None of the scoobies strike me as having the desire to become president. I
don't think Buffy, Xander, or Willow have the personalities to be a successful
president. If Giles could find an extroverted VP, then Giles might have the
makings of a successful president. Dawn was young enough during the show that
she had the - yes, potential - for being a successful president.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jun 14 00:31:55 2017 209.159.254.195)
wolfguard If anyone could be President, I wonder which of the scoobies could be president? I would vote Anya and her Bunny Party!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jun 14 00:22:17 2017 209.159.254.195)
OldManFan You asked, I answered!



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OldManFan says:
(Tue Jun 13 23:52:15 2017 24.3.106.169)
Christopher Marlowe - QOD, that is a mental image I could have done without. *g

OMF



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Jun 13 23:24:50 2017 209.159.254.195)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: What was the name of the tribe Buffy and the gang battled in the episode 'Pangs'?
Answer: Chumash

Trivia Masters: DaddyCatALSO, notsoShyGirl



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Tue Jun 13 20:42:11 2017 199.127.148.10)
Christopher Marlowe Stopped awhile back, e except for polishing g up some existing fd=drafts for Majik's World of Fanfic. I have some real-world thigns going on plus I really think when I get back t o w ritign I should first do "Trayvers" and see if I can get a pro sale for it.



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Jun 13 20:16:10 2017 4.28.180.2)
DaddyCatALSO,

An excerpt from my post to Dogmeat...

To be fair, what I recall of his face looked a bit different from what I
recall of the face of the storekeeper who spoke with Dru. There are several
explanations ...

1 - Natural aging (1998-2000)

2 - Accelerated aging from the adrenaline dump Dru sparked in him.

3 - He'd been dead much longer than suspected, perhaps since Dru's visit
two and half years earlier. However, if this were true why did on notice?
Well, it is a magic shop and mummified corpses may have been part of the
decor. OTOH, there's Tara's identification, ~ It's Mr. Bogarty and not,
"Someone knocked over the Mummy!"

...


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jun 13 20:04:22 2017 205.141.67.16)
DaddyCatALSO Sorry about that, I blame a lack of coffee for the inattention. How is the fic-writing going?



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Tue Jun 13 17:13:06 2017 199.127.148.10)
Edited: Tue Jun 13 19:26:34 2017
Trivia Girl Chumash. And I didn't participate yesterday so hashtagWhat?



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Tue Jun 13 15:26:10 2017 76.120.26.241)
Trivia Girl
Chumash



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Jun 13 14:59:13 2017 205.141.67.16)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: What was the name of the tribe Buffy and the gang battled in the episode 'Pangs'?



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Tue Jun 13 14:26:56 2017 199.127.148.10)
wolfguard well, for one, they looked different.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Tue Jun 13 13:07:48 2017 209.159.254.195)
Today is Tuesday, June 13th 2017 C.E.

We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!


cabin7man
Hanna
Mr.Morella
Shaun

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to cabin7man, Hanna, Mr. Morella, Shaun!



A year and a half ago, I could have eviscerated him with my thoughts. Now I can barely hurt his feelings. Things used to be so much simpler. Anya, 'Where The Wild Things Are'

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jun 13 12:54:18 2017 209.159.254.195)
yay sentinel!

deadguy qod

Not much would make me squeamish, Maybe Principal Snyder with anyone.




Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Tue Jun 13 11:00:55 2017 24.3.106.169)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for sentinel

yay sentinel!

todays deadguy memorial buffy tuesday question is brought to you by:

fan fiction - often too imaginative

there has been slash fiction written about every possible pairing of btvs characters... which one would make you the most squeamish?


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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Maverick says:
(Tue Jun 13 05:48:30 2017 69.244.158.94)
Trivia Girl: Who was, once upon a time, the Controller of Machus Enterprises, Inc., the owner of the Machus Red Fox Restaurant? Spoilered Answer: Maverick - my only claim to fame


Maverick


Psycho




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jun 13 02:26:28 2017 209.159.254.195)
back home from a working dinner that was really good, but the drive home through a thunderstorm is not the most fun thing to do.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jun 12 23:25:30 2017 209.159.254.195)
I will be offline for a bit tonight, planning meeting tonight, but it includes free pizza!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Jun 12 22:57:18 2017 209.159.254.195)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: History
Question: Jimmy Hoffa was last seen outside of what restaurant in 1975?
Answer: Machus red Fox

Trivia Foodies: notsoShyGirl
Trivia Gobblers: Agent Cooper, DaddyCatALSO



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Jun 12 22:43:37 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

From the article ...

"...She is weakened, but at the moment it seems that there is little
appetite among Conservative MPs for either another general election - given
Jeremy Corbyn's rise during the one just finished - or a leadership contest to
replace Mrs May. There is also, at the moment, little sign of agreement on who
could be parachuted in to replace her in a "coronation"...
"

WG



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Agent Cooper says:
(Mon Jun 12 18:44:37 2017 165.225.38.83)
Notsoshygirl: Oh, there you are!

Ummmm, no more like Harry.

Trivia Girl: There used to a very persistent belief that when Hoffa was offed by the mob, he was buried in an oil drum under the old Giants Stadium. Usually it was said he was under one of the end-zones, but some people insisted he was actually nearer the 10 yard line. (Which one varied, depending on who you asked.)

As a young Giants fan I used to go down there to see games pretty regularly, and the story would get mentioned quite a bit. I mean, people truly believed Hoffa was buried under there. It had become part of the team's lore.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jun 12 18:33:39 2017 205.141.67.16)
wolfguard I really wonder how long May will be able to survive as PM?



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Jun 12 18:30:15 2017 71.56.125.67)
UK voting results mapped (BBC Online)

Article is ~ What you need to know about the recent UK election. The map appears at the top, but may take a few seconds to load.


WG



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Jun 12 18:05:53 2017 71.56.125.67)
Drive-By


DaddyCatALSO,

How do you know the Mr. Bogarty of The Real Me was not the infamous BBS?

WG



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Mon Jun 12 16:30:09 2017 76.120.26.241)
Edited: Mon Jun 12 16:32:33 2017
Trivia Girl
Machus Red Fox, a suburban Detroit restaurant

Agent Cooper
Do you suppose he ran into Sue?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Mon Jun 12 15:15:06 2017 165.225.38.83)
Trivia Girl: McAnally's Pub in Chicago.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Jun 12 14:54:23 2017 205.141.67.16)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: History
Question: Jimmy Hoffa was last seen outside of what restaurant in 1975?



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Mon Jun 12 14:32:16 2017 199.127.148.10)
Comma Well if they gave Philly and NYC to New Jersey, that would be a net gain of safe Republican seats in the Senate

wolfguard Dogmeat Bogarty wasn't the BBS. Neither was the woman running the Magic Shop in S-3. But keep in mind, he ran the Magic shop and, apparently unlike the woman and very likely MR Bogarty, the BBS was aware of the weird stuff in town, so like any other person who knows about it, I'm sure he had countermeasures behind his counter.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Mon Jun 12 13:18:46 2017 209.159.254.195)
Today is Monday, June 12th 2017 C.E.

We have EIGHT (8) Birthdays!


DAISY
Delyn
Digger
faithfulness
leelee
lilyana
Petitechou
RuthieSW

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to DAISY, Delyn, Digger, faithfulness, leelee, lilyana, Petitechou, RuthieSW!



Get up...get up, you stupid piece of... What did you do that for? What's wrong with you? Didn't you hear a word he said? All of you! You think there's someone just going to drop money on you?! Money they could use?! Well, there ain't people like that. There's just people like me. Jayne, 'Jaynestown''

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jun 12 12:51:52 2017 209.159.254.195)
yay malista!


Goodbye Blue Monday!

lostinamerica Yeah, I clicked the 'make a donation' button just below the comment box.



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Mon Jun 12 12:01:24 2017 24.3.106.169)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for malista!

yay malista!


Goodbye Blue Monday!



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lostinamerica says:
(Mon Jun 12 11:58:24 2017 73.58.128.92)
ChristopherMarlowe--Oh, I can
help with that--make a donation like
Maverick did below?



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Jun 12 03:09:45 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

Yes. Luttwak refers to great powers, but includes some countries, like
Russia, which are no longer great.1 For most he's talking about
the US and China, continent-size countries with large populations and
economies. Around one-in-seven of people in the world are Chinese citizens.
2 They are their own verse. When Xi wakes up in the morning his
first concerns are inward. Similarly the US. It wasn't till after WWII that
we gave much attention to the rest of the world. We engaged in some
international trade and intervened in the Caribbean and Central America,
but we had so much to attend to domestically.

There's only so much time and resources to put to work, so unless
particular foreign countries or issues are endemic to a country's concerns,
the foreign realm gets short thrift. When a problem comes up, decision-
makers and staff often default to what they already know.3


1 Russia's economy is relatively small. It's population is
declining. What is has is natural resources, nuclear weapons, many common
borders, and a strong sense of cultural identity (some would say a sense of
historical destiny).

2 To be Chinese is to be Han, but not everyone who is a citizen
is Han.

3 Henry Kissinger once said do your deep thinking before
entering policy-making because you'll have no time for it once the game
begins.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jun 12 02:33:19 2017 209.159.254.195)
wolfguard I'm not entirely sure I understood that excerpt, but that states/countries foreign affairs are secondary in importance to domestic affairs, and then are dealt with in a too simplified manner?



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Jun 12 01:02:14 2017 4.28.180.2)
Edward Luttwak on Great-State Autism...

"In all great states there is so much internal activity that leaders and
opinion-makers cannot focus seriously on foreign affairs as well, except in
particular times of crisis ... leaders face internal urgencies if not
emergencies each day somewhere or the other ... The result is not mere
inattention. On the contrary, it is not only possible but common for great-
state leaders and even entire ruling elites to make much of foreign affairs
if only as welcome diversion from the harder choices of domestic politics,
in which almost any decision that pleases some must displease others - and
not mere foreigners whose political support will not be missed.

Great-state autism is worse than inattention because in the absence of
serious and earnest study that domestic urgencies make impossible,
decision-makers cannot absorb in-depth information with all its
complexities and subtleties ... Instead, decisions on foreign affairs are
almost always made on the basis of highly simplified, schematic
representations of unmanageably complex realities, which are distorted to
fit within internally generated categories, expectations, and perspectives.

Only thus can a Massachusetts or Michigan politicians who would never
consider himself qualified to pronounce on the local politics of, say
Mississippi ("too different, do not know the local pols...") unhesitatingly
state his view of what will work best in Afghanistan, Iraq, or Libya..."


The Rise of China vs. the Logic of Strategy, pp.13-14, copyright
2012



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jun 11 22:44:26 2017 209.159.254.195)
Home from seeing Wonder Woman! Best DC superhero movie I've seen.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jun 11 18:21:51 2017 209.159.254.195)
lostinamerica About $110-$150 I think a year in webhosting and other costs I think.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sun Jun 11 14:53:38 2017 209.159.254.195)
Today is Sunday, June 11th 2017 C.E.

We have THREE (3) Birthdays!


Ama
BiteMeGirl
Mally B


Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Ama, BiteMeGirl, Mally B!



It's called a blaster, Will, a word that tends to discourage experimentation. Now, if it were called the Orgasmater, I'd be the first to try your basic button press approach.
Xander, 'This Year's Girl' '''


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



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lostinamerica says:
(Sun Jun 11 12:25:09 2017 73.58.128.92)
wolfguard,
ChristopherMarlowe
--How much
does Phoenix have to pay?


Maverick--Thanks for pointing
that out, have totally stopped
looking at everything but the posts!



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lostinamerica says:
(Sun Jun 11 12:13:52 2017 73.58.128.92)
abt, wolfguard--Apparently
there were a lot of young people in
the US who felt the same way after
our election ;)


Belated Yay! IMMORTAL!



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abt says:
(Sun Jun 11 09:02:46 2017 84.9.78.190)
wolfguard I am just reading about the Scottish vote now
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/10/alex-salmond-nicola-sturgeon-snp-conservatives-scottish-independence



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abt says:
(Sun Jun 11 08:05:38 2017 84.9.78.190)
wolfguard - I think some UKIP voters went to the Tories, but some went back to Labour.
Freedom of movement was a factor, mass immigration undermining wages. If Cameron had gone to the EU with that argument before the referendum he may have got a more sympathetic hearing and more concessions, but it is a leftwing argument, not one he was likely to make.
Yes I think the youth vote was a big deal.
The Lib Dems got burned from their coalition with the Tories. People keep blaming the Lib Dems for going back on tuition fees, but they were in coalition, not in power, so it is unfair to blame them for not being able to do all they wanted.



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wolfguard says:
(Sun Jun 11 03:07:19 2017 4.28.180.2)
Edited: Sun Jun 11 03:07:42 2017
Dogmeat,

Since we did not see Dru kill the BBS, one can only infer she did based on
her nature. What we do know is Mr Bogarty was found dead in his store in
fifth season's The Real Me (Tara identified him). To be fair, what I
recall of his face looked a bit different from what I recall of the face of
the storekeeper who spoke with Dru. There are several explanations ...

1 - Natural aging (1998-2000)

2 - Accelerated aging from the adrenaline dump Dru sparked in him.

3 - He'd been dead much longer than suspected, perhaps since Dru's visit
two and half years earlier. However, if this were true why did on notice?
Well, it is a magic shop and mummified corpses may have been part of the
decor. OTOH, there's Tara's identification, ~ It's Mr. Bogarty and not,
"Someone knocked over the Mummy!"

4 - The Mr. Bogarty of The Real Me was a relative of the BBS we all
fondly remember - if not always correctly.

5. - Coincidence. Bogarty is a common name in the commercial magick
business.

6. - Tara lied. And you know that's true. Going back to when she blew the
magick dust under the bed. She's a Liar!

I'll stop there. *g*


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jun 11 01:27:28 2017 209.159.254.195)
home!



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Jun 10 23:34:14 2017 4.28.180.2)
I have only seen one or two of the Batman movies, but it seems most of the
actors who have don the cape do not wish to wear it long. Adam West wore it
with gusto and pride. To the Batmobile!!!


abt,

The New York Times did a story on the role of the youth vote in the
UK election. One named person said after the Brexit vote she woke up ~
screaming in her pillow, how could people be so stupid?! She had not voted,
regretted it, and made sure this time she cast a vote. It was the youth
vote that appears to account for Labour picking up the seats.

Believe in the article I referenced last night that UKIP's "implosion"
resulted from its supporters defecting to the Tories.

I'm unschooled in the complexities of the recent Scottish voting behavior
and I thought the Irish were angry with how Brexit would affect their
relatively recent open border (Northern Ireland/Ireland).

One observation from the election results is that the two-party system is
actually strong in the UK. Voters not showing much interest in small
parties such as the Liberal-Democrats or UKIP (DUP would mean little if it
were not for their ability to offer a majority).


WG



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Dogmeat says:
(Sat Jun 10 23:29:08 2017 72.226.63.219)
wolfguard Are you as mad as Dru? Of
course Dru would kill the BBS. ;)



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Comma says:
(Sat Jun 10 20:30:16 2017 75.143.154.113)
Edited: Sat Jun 10 20:31:24 2017
So without much fanfare, at least none that I have seen, bankrupt Puerto Rico votes on statehood tomorrow. While the vote is not binding, congress would still have to approve statehood for Puerto Rico, it will have, if the vote is yes, a long term affect on the US. The Democrats want both Puerto Rico and Washington DC to receive statehood. Both would be blue states. That would give the Democrats four new senators. Most, if not all, of the House members picked up would come from the mostly Democratic states of New York and California. Both older states would also lose Electoral College votes to the two new states. And just how do we add two new stars to our flag? Since everyone would need a newer flag, it would give the textile industry, mainly flag producers, a shot in the arm.

Comma



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abt says:
(Sat Jun 10 20:29:17 2017 84.9.78.190)
wolfguard - it's all going mad with Brexit, Northern Ireland and the DUP.



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cmarlowe says:
(Sat Jun 10 19:32:38 2017 107.167.127.100)
long day already and will stay long

rip adam west



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Comma says:
(Sat Jun 10 18:00:33 2017 75.143.154.113)
R.I.P Adam West. While he may have been the worst actor at playing a comic book character ever, he is the one that I recall when someone says 'BATMAN'. Data, data, data, data, data, data, BATMAN!

Comma



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Jun 10 17:46:57 2017 71.56.125.67)
Drive-By

Pruning files and found this ...

"I only discovered Buffy last year, in my mid-twenties. All this time I was turned off by the hype, I didn't find SMG pretty, the movie was pathetic, the special effects of the nineties would be too dated and how silly does "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" sound? And then I started watching it and couldn't stop. Best. TV. Show. Ever."

- Anon



WG



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sat Jun 10 13:16:04 2017 69.9.208.65)
Today is Saturday, June 10th 2017 C.E.

We have FIVE (5) Birthdays!


Antipodean
FaithGirl
Flip
Ouroborus
Susie

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Antipodian, FaithGirl, Flip, Ouroborus, Susie!



Hey! What a surprise! Hostile 17! Can I get you a drink, Hostile 17? Xander, 'Where The Wild Things Are'



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



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Jun 10 09:01:05 2017 71.56.125.67)
Edited: Sat Jun 10 09:02:02 2017
Late Night Drive-By

Excerpt from John Curtice's BBC article on UK elections.1

BEGINS

Almost everybody lost

This is a result that brought disappointment to all parties.

- The Conservatives lost their majority.

- Labour suffered its third defeat in a row.

- The Liberal Democrats found themselves treading water.

- The SNP's independence bandwagon came to a juddering halt.

- And UKIP imploded.2

It is not only Conservatives who will be asking why Mrs May changed her mind about holding a snap election.

- The only winners are perhaps the DUP - to whom she seems to have awarded the role of kingmakers.3

ENDS

Article (BBC Online)


Footnotes are mine...

1 Professor of politics at Strathclyde University

2 This is the party that lived and breathed exiting the EU.

3 Democratic Unionist Party. This is the largest political party in North Ireland. Socially conservative. Pro Brexit.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jun 10 02:59:09 2017 70.198.32.138)
Ah. Late nite cartoons this the
life



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jun 10 01:33:48 2017 70.198.32.138)
Maverick..hah. I totally forgot
about the donation button!



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Maverick says:
(Sat Jun 10 01:06:00 2017 69.244.158.94)
Christopher Marlowe: Top of this page. Below "Submit Post", it says "Make a Donation" via Paypal. How much is it? I just sent Phoenix $50.00.


Maverick


Where Do You Go?




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wolfguard says:
(Sat Jun 10 00:33:15 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

I have so far avoided contact with Facebook. It's good tradecraft to do so.
*g*

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jun 9 23:54:41 2017 209.159.254.195)
wolfguard I don't know. There are many bronzes who have moved on to facebook, and there is a bronze facebook group. In fact, OldManfan is posting about an fan get together next February in Los Angeles.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Jun 9 23:29:00 2017 4.28.180.2)
Dogmeat,

So there was someone else in the magick shop with the BBS! *g*

WG



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Dogmeat says:
(Fri Jun 9 23:26:15 2017 72.226.63.219)
hey long time lurker , willing to
pony up some moola to keep this
place ALIVE , unlike the shopkeeper
Dru ate.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Jun 9 23:10:44 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

A potential problem is are there enough of us to chip in and cover the costs?


DaddyCatALSO,

Yes, we are the Last of the Bronzicans. When we go, the memories will disperse
on the winds. :(


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jun 9 22:44:26 2017 209.159.254.195)
wolfguard I'll ask if Phoenix has paypal.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Fri Jun 9 20:39:18 2017 199.127.148.10)
wolfguard Seriously, even a new show in the 'verse wouldn't bring folks back here, I don't think.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Fri Jun 9 18:23:37 2017 199.127.148.10)
Edited: Fri Jun 9 19:16:29 2017
RIP Glenne Headley



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Jun 9 18:09:43 2017 71.56.125.67)
Edited: Fri Jun 9 18:14:41 2017
Drive-By

It's not dead. It's hibernating or perhaps some are reeling in shock over the UK elections.

What we need is a memorial summer fanfic contest. *g*

Still working on your villain request.


ETA Wow, just missed that post. I'll chip in money towards renewal. One final year for people to post final thoughts. Of course, the show will be rebooted before the year's over. It's true. *g*

ETA 2: 14 years since the show ended.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jun 9 18:09:42 2017 205.141.67.16)
wolfguard Phoenix indicated that the site was up for renewal, but I can't see having her pay to continue the beta, especially since there is so few these days! I hate to see the beta go, but it has lasted 20+ years past the show.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jun 9 17:56:06 2017 205.141.67.16)
It's dead jim!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Fri Jun 9 14:52:59 2017 205.141.67.16)
Trivia of the day for Friday!!

Oak trees are struck more by lightning.

Astronauts on the moon only weigh one-sixth of what they do on earth.

Garlic will preserve unrefrigerated ground camel meat.

Noahs ark was constructed out of cypress wood.

Dirty snow melts faster than white snow because it is darker and absorbs more heat.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri Jun 9 13:19:29 2017 209.159.254.195)
Today is Friday, March 9th 2017 C.E.

We have EIGHT (8) Birthdays!


Bullseye
HiddenSky
Mirella
Ouroborus
Prophet 6
Sarah's Carl
SpookyMagoo
umbris

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Bullseye, HiddenSky, Mirella, Ouroborus, Prophet 6, Sarah's Carl, SpookyMagoo, umbristurtle!



Just call me the computer whisperer.Willow, 'Buffy vs Dracula'

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jun 9 12:48:35 2017 209.159.254.195)
yay immortal!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Fri Jun 9 11:01:28 2017 24.3.106.169)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for immortal!

yay immortal!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday!



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Jun 9 08:47:15 2017 71.56.125.67)
Parthian Glance

abt,

The UK news is more vital and interesting. Cameron's political wiles were questioned after the EU referendum. Now Mays' on calling for the early election.

Oddly (?) enough, I've read the Conservatives got more votes than before, just not as much as needed and expected.

Also, from the map results SNP appears to have lost territory, but they're claiming to have done well (because they got more votes than everyone else combined - did I get that correct??

What of Labour? A month ago the walking dead. What a plot twist. *g*

Liberal-Democrats, in my mind the most realistic folks, a wisp in the wind.

And who is this ~ Lord Buckethead?



WG



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abt says:
(Fri Jun 9 06:31:05 2017 84.9.78.190)
UK election results very interesting over here, but I understand yesterday was a very busy day over there in the USA too.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jun 9 03:29:05 2017 209.159.254.195)
wolfguard I was being rather flippant there. If the democrats want an adversary to better their own position, Trump needs to remain their target. Pence might actually get things passed that the Dems don't like because Pence knows his way around better.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Jun 9 03:23:58 2017 4.28.180.2)
Lostinamerica,

He-He-He-He

*g*


Christopher Marlowe,

~ And with all that ~ ?

I did not hear it all nor was I paying close attention. Given that, what I
took away ...

1. Comey was uncomfortable being alone with President Trump. Comey was
surprised by the President's request, i.e. ~ Can you just let it go
(referencing investigation into Flynn).

Yesterday I heard an attorney, experienced in criminal law, he'd seen
nothing yet that constituted obstruction of justice. His tone suggested he
did not hold a position, for or against Trump (People who hold a position
speak with emotion). I'd like to learn his name and see what he thinks
about today's testimony.


2. Comey believed Attorney-General Lynch was ~compromised~ on the
investigation of Clinton's emails (isn't it neat how one can now say
Clinton without noting, not Bill? ).


3. Comey disputed the accuracy of The New York Times article on
relations between Trump campaign/administration people and Russian
intelligence people.


From election day there have been people who simply refuse to accept Donald
Trump is POTUS. It's denial, similar to those folks who deny that human-
induced global climate warming is happening. Doesn't fit their conception
of the way the world should work.

One of (?) CNN's guest noted it was unclear or unsettled whether any US
president can be indicted while in office. If a president cannot be
indicted, then there's only the 25th Amendment and impeachment. We've
discussed both. My current assessment is neither one can happened without
being initiated by senior Republicans and they are unlikely to do it unless
they see threats to themselves or perhaps their preferred policies.

There are only two legal things Democrats/Liberals can do at this time. One
is to take advantage of Trump's incompetence to prevent undesired laws from
being passed and implemented. Second is to work towards winning additional
seats in the mid-terms (though this probably will not allow impeachment
since the House makes that decision and Democrats are unlikely to win it).

The long game is to win in 2020. This is likely possible, because the Trump
administration has not shown any particular ability to govern well.
Nevertheless, his supporters may stay true red, because Democrats/Liberals
appear completely unable to walk in those folks' shoes.

For instance, Trump has tried to keep his campaign promises to them. It's
unlikely most of them will blame him if he fails, because the swamp's been
doing in outsiders for decades. *g*

Final side note. I heard one say Donald Trump is the president, but he's
not presidential. Listening to CNN's commentators, they seem to get baffled
or annoyed or self-righteous because Trump isn't being presidential in the
way they expect a president to be. I fell that leads them and like-minded
folks from seeing Trump's supporters don't care if he doesn't act the way
the main-stream expects president's to act. They just want him to make all
his promises happen. Make America Great and to devil with the liberals,
mainstream media, etc.

And as always, I did not vote for Trump and disagree with most all of his
policies. :)


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jun 9 02:29:51 2017 209.159.254.195)
lostinamerica Well, diets do suggest small meals throughout the day. So I can have in-between snacks all day long!

wolfguard And with all of that, I'm not sure it will amount to much.

interesting times, interesting times.



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lostinamerica says:
(Fri Jun 9 02:20:56 2017 73.58.128.92)
ChristopherMarlowe--I didn't
watch, but let me guess: the
Democrats said it was obstruction of
justice, the Republicans said it
wasn't and the American people are
left in the dark to decide, as usual ;)

No-spin zone, hah!

cc wolfguard



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Jun 9 02:18:51 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

Not live. Listened to folks discuss it on CNN, FOX, and POTUS.

WG



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lostinamerica says:
(Fri Jun 9 02:14:03 2017 73.58.128.92)
ChristopherMarlowe--Good
point--you should call it a diet,
write a book and make a million
dollars off it :)


Yay! DaddyCatALSO!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jun 9 01:10:29 2017 70.198.57.186)
Wolfguard did you follow the Comey
testimony today?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jun 9 00:50:58 2017 209.159.254.195)
I'm taking a new med...the instructions are thusly

slowly dissolve lonzenge in mouth five times daily for 10-14 days. Nothing by mouth for 30 minutes afterwards.

Doesn't leave me much time to eat, does it?



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Trivia Girl says:
(Fri Jun 9 00:03:37 2017 209.159.254.195)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Flags
Question: What constellation is on the Alaskan State Flag?
Answer: Big Dipper and North Star

Trivia Stars: Maverick, OldManFan
Trivia Stripes: Agent Cooper



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Maverick says:
(Thu Jun 8 22:43:08 2017 69.244.158.94)
Trivia Girl: Right, the big dipper is also know as the Big Bear, Ursa meaning bear, Major meaning higher than a Captain, lower than a Lieutenant Colonel.


Agent Cooper1: They've threatened to execute me the next time I show up. I've been accused of loving Alice Aforethought.


Agent Cooper2: Since you are not keeping up with "Twin Peaks," perhaps you could take "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" the movie on DVD, out of the library (or it IS available somewhere online, cause that's where I originally watched it.) And/or just find someone who will record "Twin Peaks, The Return."


Maverick


Crazy




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OldManFan says:
(Thu Jun 8 21:16:50 2017 24.3.106.169)
Edited: Thu Jun 8 21:38:22 2017
Trivia Girl - Ursa Major aka the Big Dipper.

BTW - the answer to yesterday's question is Skip.

OMF



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jun 8 20:47:08 2017 165.225.38.83)
Daddycatalso: That actually makes a lot of sense. Like big street signs in the sky. Very cool and practical too.

Chris Marlowe: But which one appears first? :-)

Maverick: Please turn yourself in to the Ministry of Love for thoughtcrimes. :-P



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Maverick says:
(Thu Jun 8 20:30:47 2017 69.244.158.94)
Trivia Girl: Alaska? Well, that would be the much-vaunted Eskimo Pie Constellation. Geez, I'm hungry. There must be something around here to eat.


"Global Warming is a Myth" say 58 peer-reviewed Scientific Papers published in 2017. Well, that's a start (that would never have been allowed while Obama was in there.)


Maverick


Send Her My Love




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jun 8 19:10:27 2017 205.141.67.16)
Agent Cooper The Chicken and the Egg~! Great name for a constellation!

This afternoon is really draaaaaaaaaaagging.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Thu Jun 8 17:30:37 2017 199.127.148.10)
Interesting; one of the doctors we are calling at work has the last name "Malladi."



Agent Cooper Christopher Marlowe I tend to t hink the stories already existed and were eventually used a name sources once observers became "aware" of the constellations.
I once read an essay by Ivan Sandersson theorizing the Zodiac originated as a system of directions; the creatures in the signs symbolized something about the country that following this constellation would take merchants to.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jun 8 17:19:35 2017 165.225.38.83)
Chris Marlowe: I dunno. But I suppose that back when knowing where you were, both geographically and seasonally, depended on knowing where the sun and stars were in the sky it was handy to name those stars and create pictures from them so you could more easily find and remember them.

People being people I'm sure the stories weren't far behind.

Then again, it's probably a chicken and egg question. Are the stories named after the stars or vice versa? I guess probably a mix of both.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jun 8 17:00:52 2017 205.141.67.16)
Agent Cooper I'm curious as to why folks created stories out of constellations? What was the first one, how did they come up with it?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jun 8 16:54:16 2017 165.225.38.83)
You know I never got the whole constellation thing.

Yeah you can look up at the sky and see a bear or a dipper or whatever. But when I look I can connect those little star dots to make a picture of just about anything anwywhere in the sky. Yeah there's a dipper THERE where they say it is, but I can see another one there and there and over THERE too.

It's like watching clouds to me.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jun 8 16:46:50 2017 165.225.38.83)
Trivia Girl: The Constellation of Pancakes



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Jun 8 14:26:55 2017 205.141.67.16)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Flags
Question: What constellation is on the Alaskan State Flag?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jun 8 14:06:20 2017 165.225.38.83)
Chris Marlowe: No big summer plans really. Just day stuff.

Excited about going to the local Renaissance fair this weekend. And my daughter dance recital this Sunday. That will be fun.

And we took our first trip of the year to the local six flags park last weekend. That was fun. The weather was perfect, cool but not cold, it felt like a beautiful Autumn day, not like June at all. It wasn't cold, but it was definitely NOT warm enough to go on the Raging River Ride, which is awesome fun but you get really wet on it. But it was open and there was almost no line, so my daughter and I went on anyway. We were soaked to the bone and freezing when we got off.

So of course we went on a second time. :-)



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Thu Jun 8 12:50:47 2017 24.3.106.169)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for daddycatalso!

yay daddycatalso!


Happy CD Thursday!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jun 8 11:43:54 2017 209.159.254.195)
Today is Thursday, June 8th 2017 C.E.

We have THREE (3) Birthdays!


demonica1313
Kara
Knowitall

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to elreyn24, GrimReaper, Polgarita, turtle!



In every generation there is a Chosen One. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the Slayer

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jun 8 11:33:53 2017 209.159.254.195)
wolfguard Sorry, I wound up going to bed early last night.

Yes, a RFP. *g*

I need a villain, a demon might be easier. One that can counteract the abilities of a zombie.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jun 8 03:15:40 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

Is this a RFP? *g*

What are your needs?

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jun 8 02:24:16 2017 209.159.254.195)
wolfguard Do you think you can design a villain for me for my new izombie fic?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jun 8 01:19:33 2017 209.159.254.195)
wolfguard Only the shadows know, eh? *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jun 8 00:54:27 2017 4.28.180.2)
I like the night. *g*

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jun 8 00:08:29 2017 209.159.254.195)
Agent Cooper Any big summer plans?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jun 7 23:36:39 2017 209.159.254.195)
Agent Cooper It may also be because of summertime, folks might have more fun things to do than post in the deep, dark bronze. *g8



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Jun 7 20:53:04 2017 165.225.38.83)
Maybe we should move Wolfguard back to days.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Jun 7 20:39:20 2017 165.225.38.83)
Thinking about this some more, and I believe you should be required to hire a qualified substitute Bronzer to post for you if you're going to call out.

Thoin could work off her bar tab this way.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Jun 7 19:32:45 2017 165.225.38.83)
Christopher Marlowe: Well, I'm docking her eleventy billion Bronze credits for unauthorized absence.


And fifty points from Gryffindor!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jun 7 18:55:32 2017 205.141.67.16)
slower day than usual!!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jun 7 17:16:42 2017 205.141.67.16)
Agent Cooper Not sure. On vacation, on the job hunt? I'm not 100% certain of her facebook name, but I'll check there.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Jun 7 16:45:13 2017 165.225.38.83)
Trivia Girl: Demogorgon.

Hey, where's notsoshygirl?



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Jun 7 14:45:10 2017 205.141.67.16)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: What was the name of the demon who made Cordelia part-demon herself?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Jun 7 14:26:39 2017 165.225.38.83)
Where does Buffy vacation?

Cleveland, Ohio.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Wed Jun 7 14:20:26 2017 199.127.148.10)
Well, Buffy might want to go to Texas and check out the Llano Estacado #deadpan.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Wed Jun 7 13:04:30 2017 209.159.254.195)
Today is Wednesday, June 7th 2017 C.E.

We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!


Poetry Angel
Raithen
Red Rose
slayUslayMe

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Poetry Angel, Raithen, Red Rose, slayuslayme!



Home schooling? You know, it's not just for scary religious people anymore.
Buffy, 'Dead Man's Party''


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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jun 7 12:50:23 2017 209.159.254.195)
yay bhd!

deadguy qod


Buffy already went on vacation in Italy. I can totally see her in some tropical paradise.


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Wed Jun 7 12:22:38 2017 24.3.106.169)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for bhd!

yay bhd!

today's deadguy memorial angel wednesday question is brought to you by:

the sunnydale travel agency - we specialize in one-way trips

where does buffy go on vacation?


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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lostinamerica says:
(Wed Jun 7 11:21:06 2017 73.58.128.92)
Belated Yay! Bossy the Cow!



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Jun 7 07:53:35 2017 71.56.125.67)
Yay Bossy the Cow!


Christopher Marlowe,

LOL!



Deadguy Memorial Buffy Tuesday Question

There seems to be a trend to turn movies and/or tv shows into stage plays... would BtVS work as a stage play?

Let's see ...



IMPERFECT REMEMBRANCE

_____________________


A VERY SPECIAL ONE-ACT PLAY 

by Randy Howard


Cast of Characters

Buffy: A slayer of vampires
Angel: Her forever boyfriend
Caretaker: Takes care of cemetery
Joyce: Buffy's Mom
Dawn: Buffy's little sister
Willow: Buffy's best friend
Xander: Buffy's other bestest friend
Giles: Buffy's Watcher and school librarian
Steve: A high school student
Sharon: A high school student
Brett: A high school student
Paige: A high school student
Ghost: A ghost
Ms Shadow: A teacher
Phillip Henry: A vampire - a creature of the night
Girl: A very special cameo

Note #1: The Ghost could be portrayed by either an actor or through special effects. Director's discretion.

Note #2: There will be pageant practice in the auditorium scene which suggest a number of people, aka extras, going through the motions of practice. Invite the kids! Director's discretion.

Sets

Cemetery (a few tombstones, nothing elaborate)
Kitchen in Buffy's home
Facade of an entrance to Sunnydale High School (SHS)
SHS Library
SHS Science Lab
SHS Auditorium / Backstage of Auditorium

Note: The library is the main set. Action goes to and from it through out the play. The other sets can be minimal and may even be suggested by spotlighting one area of the stage while dimming the light around the library. But this is probably not my bailiwick.


SCENE 1, A CEMETERY

Buffy is sitting alone beside a new grave reading a magazine by flashlight. It's very quiet.

BUFFY
Those two are married again?

She senses something near by.

ANGEL
Hey.

BUFFY
We so need to get you bells.

ANGEL
Expecting?

BUFFY
(puzzled)

No.

ANGEL
(pointing towards gravestone)
Mr. Henry.

BUFFY
He's late.

ANGEL
It's not an exact science.

BUFFY
Maybe I should say something to Willow?

The traditional branch snaps behind them. Both turn, arms raised to fight, but the caretaker doesn't notice.

CARETAKER
Didn't mean to startle you, but there are better places to socialize.

BUFFY
Oh, no. We were here to pay our respects to...

ANGEL
Mr. Henry

CARETAKER
He's not there.

BUFFY
He's not there? He's already ris left?

CARETAKER
He wasn't buried.

BUFFY
The gravestone?

CARETAKER
The family changed their minds. Decided to cremate him.

BUFFY
Oh. Well I guess there's no reason to be here.

ANGEL
We'll be going.

Buffy waves and she and Angel walk away.

CARETAKER
(to self)
Teenagers. They all think there're immortal.




Good Night to All

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jun 7 04:16:48 2017 209.159.254.195)
wolfguard Teaser for new izombie fic.

Liv zoned out on her couch, idly stirring the chili-flavored brains wobbling in her bowl with a couple of chopsticks.

She glanced over at the tv, and was greeted by the sight of a tall, somewhat nicely built young man in a speedo. Focusing a bit more, she straightened up and saw the young man disappear to be replaced by some blonde man faffing about in a trenchcoat.

The young man and blonde man triggered something in her.

Buffy! Liv thought! The Vampire Slayer!

She remembered watching reruns of this show a long time ago. She took a bite and chewed, trying to remember their names.

Young man was Gander? No...Xander.
Blondie was Spik? Spack? Spike!

She never really noticed how good they looked, but it seems like they were all wrong. Maybe swapping out their outfits.

Liv finished up her brains and laid back on the couch...imagining a very different episode of 'Go Fish'....



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jun 7 03:25:26 2017 209.159.254.195)
wolfguard And the results are
in. I lost some and I won some.
*g*



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Jun 7 02:17:43 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

It's a conspiracy. *g*

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jun 7 01:49:54 2017 209.159.254.195)
wolfguard That or they are indifferent to whoever is in office. Whoever wins, will probably have earned it, it's about who makes the most effort to get people to vote.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Jun 7 01:43:18 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

People have more choices in tea than in parties and we often respond in the
expected manner. *g*

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jun 7 01:41:04 2017 209.159.254.195)
wolfguard My sentiments exactly! *g*

Well, the ballot box is closed. Looks to be another low turnout election. Based on absentee ballot numbers, only 9K out of a potential72K citizens voted today.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Jun 7 01:19:24 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

((

Grr Argh!

))



*g*


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jun 7 01:00:24 2017 209.159.254.195)
Home...and I'm not in a much better mood....



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Jun 7 00:45:09 2017 4.28.180.2)
Comma,

I don't need no stinkin' "Shark Tank". *g*

MRE = MooRoo&Egg

Pollo y Vaca

Stake Kabob!


WG



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Comma says:
(Tue Jun 6 23:39:13 2017 75.143.154.113)
Agent Cooper/Wolfguard: Shark Tank?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jun 6 23:35:27 2017 70.198.33.131)
I'm tired sore and stuck in an
interminable meeting



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Comma says:
(Tue Jun 6 23:27:16 2017 75.143.154.113)
Edited: Tue Jun 6 23:34:58 2017
Agent Cooper and Wolguard: What are all naming the 'Chicken Fried Steak' sandwich?

The RosterBurger slider should be the 'Bitty-Calf'.

The breakfast sandwich=The Mooorning/Clucker.




Comma



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Tue Jun 6 20:01:59 2017 199.127.148.10)
Agent Cooper wolfguard Well, again, back w hen t he ep. first aired or first re-ran, BurgerKing was offering a Chicken Whopper. So I went to my local branch and ordered a DoubleMeat Whopper with one chicken one beef. I was less than impressed, but then the point wasn't about enjoying the meal, it was about doing it for the sake of doing it.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Jun 6 19:39:25 2017 165.225.38.83)
Wolfguard: Yes! See, that works. That's good stuff.

"Welcome to RoosterBurger, may I take your order?"

"We'll have one Cowbird Meal, one Bull-Chick Platter, and one kids Moo-Crow meal please, thanks."

We could DO this. We just need some lawyers and a few million bucks in starting capital and we're off!

And yes, my life IS boring.



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Jun 6 18:47:47 2017 71.56.125.67)
Drive-By

Or Cowbyrds or Cowchicks (Cowchic?)

Bullchick

Beak & Hoof?

Moo-Crow


I could go on. *g*



Who said -

~You're very creative. Good job. Your lives must be boring.



WG



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Jun 6 18:29:50 2017 165.225.38.83)
Chris Marlowe - We need to trade states. You'd like NY. It's got mountains and stuff. :-)

You know, I'm surprised nobody has tried that in real life, the doublemeat thing with the Chicken and Beef. I wonder if it would catch on.

Maybe it could be called "RoosterBurgers" or something like that. And you could actually get a RoosterBurger. Or a Bicken Sandwich. Heh.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jun 6 18:07:04 2017 205.141.67.16)
Agent Cooper I don't know!!

Local elections are today. I made my choice by absentee ballot a week ago. I only had one race to vote in, for city council. I took my chances and made my vote on a candidate I believe was less conservative than the other candidate.

I always right to vote for the most left-leaning candidate, even if he/she is barely more than a centimeter from the center. *g*



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Jun 6 16:20:53 2017 165.225.38.83)
Trivia Girl: Doublemeat Palace!

It's Beef AND Chicken TM!!
How do they DO it????



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Jun 6 14:35:06 2017 205.141.67.16)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuits

Category: Buffy
Question: What was the name of the fast food restaurant Buffy worked at?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jun 6 13:11:16 2017 205.141.67.16)
yay bossy the cow!

deadguy qod

Buffy as a Stage play? Yeah, I think so. I've seen staged versions of Once More With Feeling. There might be a few eps that would work in theater, like 'The Body'.


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Tue Jun 6 12:08:37 2017 24.3.106.169)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for bossy the cow

yay bossy the cow!

todays deadguy memorial buffy tuesday question is brought to you by:

the sunnydale public theater - keeping the dream alive in the suburbs

there seems to be a trend to turn movies and/or tv shows into stage plays... would btvs work as a stage play?


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Tue Jun 6 11:23:22 2017 209.159.254.195)
Today is Tuesday, June 6th 2017 C.E.

We have SIX (6) Birthdays!


Buffy_the_vamp_slayer
Buffy's Little Boy
Danny Strong as Jonathan Levinson
DreamSmith
fiver
marie101

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Buffy the vamp slayer, Buffy's little bowy, Danny Strong, DreamSmith, fiver, marie101!



Well, my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle.
Mal, 'Our Mrs. Reynolds''


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



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abt says:
(Tue Jun 6 11:15:26 2017 84.9.78.190)
Maverick, spikmeister - I know about Islam.
But from what I know of him Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is OK.



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Comma says:
(Tue Jun 6 10:28:24 2017 75.143.154.113)
R.I.P. Roger Smith, husband/manager of Ann-Margret and actor. He was the detective in '77 Sunset Strip', 57-63 and acted in several films.

Those of us that watched the show, who can forget the jingle of '77 (you know what to do now) Sunset Strip'.

Comma



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Jun 6 05:47:10 2017 71.56.125.67)
Yay Prince of Lunacy!

Belated Yay DeAn!

Belated Yay Polgara!


Happy Birthday Slave2Faith!



Belated Deadguy Memorial Buffy Tuesday Question


If I were to say 'picture Snnydale in your mind', what would you see?

Depends on the season.

Seasons 1-3: A small town, compact enough for Buffy to get around by foot or Citroen. Nights. Black pole street lights leading down streets and by-ways, cemeteries, clouds crossing the full moon, owl hoot.

Season 4: UCS - five miles down the road.

Season 5-6: Town expanding in size - can take a half hour to drive across. Where once woods, desert.

Season 7: Sunnier with chance for craters.


Good Night to All

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jun 6 03:54:34 2017 209.159.254.195)
wolfguard You know, I can have Liv fantasize about a Xander/Spike switcheroo....



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jun 6 02:17:55 2017 209.159.254.195)
wolfguard Thank you for that reminder! *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Jun 6 02:01:33 2017 4.28.180.2)
Edited: Tue Jun 6 02:05:54 2017
Comma,

Perhaps the general public doesn't speculate on such attacks, but the IC and
LE communities do.


ETA I imagine terrorists could injure a significant number of people even
without recourse to weapons. Power failure + fireworks + someones yelling
"FIRE!!!" + smoke + bullhorns/PA spreading garbled or contradictory orders ...
Panic and stampede.

WG



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Comma says:
(Tue Jun 6 01:48:50 2017 75.143.154.113)
Edited: Tue Jun 6 01:49:57 2017
There is something that no one wants to talk about. That is, 'not if, but when will an American sporting event be attacked?' I shiver at the affect that a terror attack would have on a sporting event that was being aired live. Just think how many live sports events are shown on TV during any given week. What if they hit the student section at a NCAA football game? How many people will want to go to a game the next week? The American people are normally not shown the real pictures of an attack. If it is live on TV, until the feed is cut, millions of Americans will see what real war looks like, and most will not be able to take it.

Comma



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Jun 5 23:50:45 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

It was just a hop, skip, and a jump from the duster to the speedo. *g*

You might work a cameo into your next iZombie/BtVS fanfic.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jun 5 23:27:23 2017 209.159.254.195)
Agent Cooper An Underdog fic! That brought a tear to my eye....*sniff*. I hope those crazy doggies make it!

wolfguard Xander in a duster and Spike in a speedo! Now that is an excellent writing prompt!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Jun 5 23:13:57 2017 209.159.254.195)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Cartoons
Question: Shoeshine Boy was the alter ego of what cartoon superhero?
Answer: Underdog!

Trivia Purebreds:: Agent Cooper
Trivia Trivia Mutts: Maverick



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Jun 5 22:26:22 2017 4.28.180.2)
Agent Cooper,

Well, I do have a few black watch caps like Buffy's. *g*

WG



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Maverick says:
(Mon Jun 5 21:13:51 2017 69.244.158.94)
Trivia Girl: Buffy Shinola.


Spikemeister, abt: Your country is being taken over by Muslims (who want to kill you.) The elected Mayor of London is a Muslim. This is the result of uneducated people voting (dumbly) and/or not voting. The Islamization of the UK. If you do not vote, you simply need to learn more about Islam. Islam is a misogynistic, violent, threatening conquest ideology masquerading as a religion. Hello! Wake up call.


Maverick


Let's Stay Together




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Agent Cooper says:
(Mon Jun 5 19:20:41 2017 165.225.38.83)
Wolfguard: C'mon, you've never thought about dressing up as Buffy? Not even once? :-P

Christopher Marlowe: I think Underdog wants nothing more than to lay down his public burden and settle down to a normal, happy life with Polly. But he knows it can never happen because of his personal moral obligation to continue his super hero work, and the dangers that would pose to anybody close to him.

Deep down, although she loves Underdog and wants the same things, Polly is wise enough understand this. She knows, as does Underdog, that with great power comes great responsibility.

*CUE SCENE* Polly and Underdog embrace, and he kisses her deeply. Their eyes lock, both wishing the moment wouldn't have to end. Then, a booming sound in the distance as the evil giant robot terrorizing the city crushes another building.

Underdog pauses, draws away toward the sound...then looks back. Polly, with tears staining her cheeks, gives him one more kiss, holding his face in her hands.

"Go." she whispers, half smiling.

Underdog nods, his face a combination of resolve and deep sadness. He takes a half step back from Polly, still holding her hand. He looks at the ground with his eyes closed, steeling himself.

He looks up and back at Polly one last time, straight in into her eyes. He nods slightly, and then suddenly flies off toward danger.

Polly looks down, silently weeping, unable to watch him fly off.



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Jun 5 18:06:17 2017 71.56.125.67)
Drive-By

Belated Deadguy Memorial Angel Wednesday Question

Do you ever wish BtVS/Angel were easier to cosplay?

Never thought about it before.

"... or do you like dressing like Buffy or Giles and having no one notice?

Never tried before. :/


Belated Deadguy Memorial Buffy Tuesday Question

Create a mental image of Buffy - what is she wearing? Do the same for another character.

This is tough, for Buffy at least. Choose one from the photo at the top left...

Series of Photos

(Try to match each image with its original source!)

Second part, another character. Xander in a duster and Spike in a speedo (think bizarro-Go Fish). *g*



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jun 5 17:51:10 2017 205.141.67.16)
Edited: Mon Jun 5 17:51:23 2017
Agent Cooper No thoughts on Sweet Polly Pureheart? ;)



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Agent Cooper says:
(Mon Jun 5 15:18:59 2017 165.225.38.83)
Trivia Girl: Underdog!

Man, he had the best Superhero Theme Song. Hands down.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Jun 5 14:41:41 2017 205.141.67.16)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Cartoons
Question: Shoeshine Boy was the alter ego of what cartoon superhero?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Mon Jun 5 13:16:49 2017 209.159.254.195)
Today is Monday, June 5th 2017 C.E.

We have EIGHT (8) Birthdays!


Angel'sKT
Angus
Athena
Chrissy
Kez
Shazzy
Slave2Faith
Sweet J

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Angel'sKT, Angus, Athena, Chrissy, Kez, Shazzy, Slave2Faith, Sweet J!



Anya: It's lovely! I wish it was mine! Oh like you weren't all thinking the same thing. Giles: I'm fairly certain I wasn't. 'Blood Ties'

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



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YayoftheDay says:
(Mon Jun 5 13:04:59 2017 209.159.254.195)
lets hear a great big bronze cheer for prince of lunacy!

yay prince of lunacy!

Goodbye Blue Monday!



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lostinamerica says:
(Mon Jun 5 11:53:23 2017 73.58.128.92)
Spikmeister, abt--Yes, vote! For us it's a commonplace thing, but I work
with people who are working very hard at becoming citizens so they can do just
that!

You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone. . .

cc wolfguard, ChristopherMarlowe



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Dogmeat says:
(Mon Jun 5 09:00:50 2017 72.226.63.219)
hi



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Jun 5 08:19:54 2017 71.56.125.67)
Shannnn.......

Life Serial

A well-structured story it is. Follow ...

Recently resurrected after sacrificing her life to save the world, Buffy finds dealing with the day-to-day obstacles of life to be almost overwhelming.

Teaser

Buffy returns to Sunnydale from seeing Angel (It was intense). Giles ask her about her plans and Buffy riffs about juggling bills. Giles (interrupting) No, your plans for your life.

Act 1 Return to School

After a taste of post-modern sociology Buffy experiences a series of time distortions. She doesn't know why it's happening, but she takes action to protect herself by crawling under a concrete table. Shortly thereafter she discovers the device (Warren destroys it remotely before Buffy can take it home for examination).


Act 2 Gets a job as a construction worker

Demons attack. She slays them all. Not wanting to admit a girl protected them her coworkers deny seeing 'demons' and say she's a whacko. Buffy gets fired. But, she notices the nerd troika's van.


Act 3 Gets a job as a store clerk at the Magic Box.

Uber-High Camp Humor!!!! Seriously. Buffy ~ I'm going to marry Bob Dole and raise penguins in Guam. Moreover, Buffy figures out how to escape the loop, because she's Buffy smart.


Act 4 Seeks Spike solace

Three Words: Crypt Drinking Scene - Why is it important? Spike's going to try to woo her to the dark side. Buffy talks about her problems going back to school and getting a job and Spike Pffts it off. ~ You're a creature of the darkness like me. Embrace it love. When Buffy says Giles is looking for who's messing with her life, Spike counters with let's go out on the street and find out.

Three Words: Kitty Stakes Poker (SPIKE ~ Who's going to stake me a tiny Tabby? BUFFY ~ I will (off Spike) You think I was going to let that by?

The humor ends after Buffy stalks off and Spike follows. BUFFY ~ You were going to help me. You were going to fix it. Stupid Buffy can't do school. Freak Buffy is too strong to be a construction worker. And the only person I can stand to be around is a neutered vampire.

Outside Buffy recognizes the van. Heads to it and encounters Jonathan in Demon disguise. Fortunately for Jonathan, Buffy is to drunk for her kick to kill him and he's able to hobble away.


FINAL SCENE

Buffy's not feeling good about herself or her situation. Giles gifts her with a check. She's ecstatic. Going to show it to Dawn, because Dawn like's it when things are easy. To Giles, ~ I feel safe knowing you're always going to be here (but he won't be three episodes later).


The story starts with Buffy's problem - life. She tries school and two jobs, but the nerd troika sabotages them. She turns to a night of drink with the vampire, but that doesn't satisfy. Just angers her. But she does pin down the nerds enough that they stop their shenanigans, for the moment. In the end, she still has not found a path and is depending on Giles.

Within the arc, Buffy comes back from the dead (6.1-6.3). Her new problems are presented (Flooded). She starts looking for solutions (Life Serial) - All the Way, Dawn's story plus the beginning of the end for Willow and Tara, Once More With Music Secrets out - Tabula Rasa Giles and Tara leave. Buffy and Willow are now walking their personal tightropes without nets.



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jun 5 02:21:13 2017 209.159.254.195)
Home sweet home!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jun 4 23:16:31 2017 209.159.254.195)
offline for a couple hours, I've been invited for dinner!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jun 4 23:11:08 2017 209.159.254.195)
wolfguard, Spikmeister Voting does count, in a way, even if feels like it doesn't!



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wolfguard says:
(Sun Jun 4 20:55:46 2017 4.28.180.2)
Spikemeister,

Welcome back. :)

Even if you vote does not elect your candidate it can still have influence.
Political parties look for trends. For instance, Texas is often considered
a safe state for conservatives; however, changing demographics suggest it
may not always be that way. The state of North Carolina voted for Democrats
from ~1870s to 1964 then switched in 1968 to Republicans. The state voted
Obama in 2008, Romney in 2012, and Trump in 2016.

During the American presidential election, CNN and/or BBC asked Americans
with Hispanic roots who was their preference for president? No one answer
since they vary over age and origin, e.g. Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, etc.

Vote

*g*


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jun 4 19:20:47 2017 209.159.254.195)
abt I am fine, very very busy this month with many things. It will be hard, but good.

I feel for you and Spikmeister on the vote thing!



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Spikmeister says:
(Sun Jun 4 19:01:02 2017 90.255.12.135)
abt: I was also singing
Angels...



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abt says:
(Sun Jun 4 18:25:58 2017 84.9.78.190)
concert lineup https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DBfxgHFVYAA-wA2.jpg

Spikmeister - I'll not blame anyone for miming today.

Robbie hardly needs to sing Angels, everyone knows the words.



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Spikmeister says:
(Sun Jun 4 18:23:12 2017 90.255.12.135)
abt: It might have just
swapped as that was the start of
Season 6 (there were still two more
PBPs, cause I went to both of
them). I think Robbie Williams used
up his voice doing that little
acappella bit at the beginning...
the ones I think might mime are
those more famous for miming on
their actually tours!



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abt says:
(Sun Jun 4 18:17:44 2017 84.9.78.190)
Spikmeister - 9/11 - I remember that day, I was here too - or was that the original bronze then? I wonder if anyone saved those pages.

Take That are doing fine so far, good to see the crowd waving their arms. Gary is doing well at keeping the weight off.
I hope it helps the young people there somewhat.



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Spikmeister says:
(Sun Jun 4 18:05:31 2017 90.255.12.135)
Edited: Sun Jun 4 18:08:36 2017
abt: I'd love to think that my vote will matter but when you live in
the seat of IDS then it feels like it doesn't matter... BTW how many of the
people at the concert do you think are going to mime??? The seasoned
performers won't but I'm wondering about the younger generation.

Edited to add: I think Gary Barlow's hair has gone full circle and is almost
what he had when they first started!



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abt says:
(Sun Jun 4 18:02:50 2017 84.9.78.190)
I believe voting makes a difference, even if it does not affect the results. Increase/decrease in support for minor parties like the Greens or UKIP affects policymaking by the major parties.



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Spikmeister says:
(Sun Jun 4 17:58:32 2017 90.255.12.135)
abt: Not been on in a long
time - just thought I'd pop on
and see what was happening on
here... tbh I was having weird
flashbacks to 2001 and remember
finding out all the details of
9/11 on here as they happened and
what with all the stuff here in
the last few months I just
thought I'd see who was still
around! This is like my fall back
place.



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abt says:
(Sun Jun 4 17:55:31 2017 84.9.76.45)
Spikmeister! I have not seen you in a long time!



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Spikmeister says:
(Sun Jun 4 17:53:22 2017 90.255.12.135)
Just scrolling through the
previous posts and it seems to be
lots of politics... (is this not
a dirty word?)

I'm a proud Londoner and on
Thursday I will go and vote in
our general election (even though
I live in a "safe seat" and my
vote won't make a blind bit of
difference due to our voting
system)...



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abt says:
(Sun Jun 4 17:50:30 2017 84.9.76.45)
ChristopherMarlowe - I've had a rough time recently but I'll be OK. How are you?

I expect the Tories to win the election but it will be interesting to see what exactly happens now we have voted for Brexit, how that has changed things, if at all.

I wonder what the world would be like if the Saudis had never had oil.

The Manchester concert is about to start.



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Spikmeister says:
(Sun Jun 4 17:47:37 2017 90.255.12.135)
Howdy...



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jun 4 17:06:17 2017 209.159.254.195)
abt Hey back. Are you ok?



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abt says:
(Sun Jun 4 16:23:36 2017 84.9.76.45)
Hey everyone.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sun Jun 4 10:14:07 2017 209.159.254.195)
Today is Sunday, June 4th 2017 C.E.

We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!


Black Aria
DingoBaby
greeneyes
Sushi
WillowLover101

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Black Aria, DingoBaby, greeneyes, Sushi, WillowLover101!



Never send a minion to do a god's work. Glory, 'Blood Ties'

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



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Maverick says:
(Sun Jun 4 01:31:19 2017 69.244.158.94)
London Bridge Incident. Coming soon to an American neighborhood near you courtesy of Obama and Liberal Activist Judges. Trump is trying to stop this HERE but his Temporary Travel Ban is tied up in the courts. Enjoy his being thwarted? You're nuts.


Maverick


Relax




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Maverick says:
(Sun Jun 4 01:16:56 2017 69.244.158.94)

Birthday Happies to banana


banana is Maverick Fanfic Recommender #8 (in good standing)


Birthday Happies to amystar


amystar is Maverick Fanfic Recommender #57 (in good standing)


Agent Cooper: Don't feel too bad. I've watched Lynch's movie "Inland Empire" twice and still have no idea of what's it about. As a matter of fact, I fell asleep each time I watched it. Which just goes to illustrate that it's no fair to yourself or the filmmaker to watch a movie when you are tired. I just went to see "Alien: Covenant" and, again fell asleep during the first 15 minutes but then I got a good scare and was able to stay awake the rest of the movie. The "Inland Empire" DVD includes a cooking class by David Lynch about how to prepare quinoa, which i really liked. BTW, I thought, like me, you had a one-month free trial to Showtime (mine is through ROKU.)


Maverick


Beginnings




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wolfguard says:
(Sun Jun 4 00:44:27 2017 4.28.180.2)
Edited: Sun Jun 4 00:47:04 2017
Below cut and paste from BBC Online (image of tweet from Harry Yorke
@HarryYorke1)

20:35
Daily Telegraph reporter says he
heard several explosions near
Borough Market.


20:35 = 8:35PM


ETA Below another cut and paste ....

The Metropolitan Police tweeted: "At 0025hrs 4/6/17 the incidents at
#LondonBridge & #BoroughMarket were declared as terrorist incidents."


(0025 = 25 minutes after midnight, local time. Date is 4 June 2017)


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jun 4 00:41:44 2017 209.159.254.195)
Edited: Sun Jun 4 00:42:38 2017
wolfguard It's rather violent over in the UK lately.

ETA

Comma The upcoming elections might be spiking people's emotions.



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wolfguard says:
(Sun Jun 4 00:27:23 2017 4.28.180.2)
~Latest updates on attacks in London~ (Source: BBC Online)

1. 10:08 PM British Time

A van pulled onto the pavement of London Bridge and struck 5-6 people. One
witness said the van was going 50 mph. Metro Police report person(s) killed.

2. Stabbings in Borough Market (south of London Bridge).

3. SAID NOT TO BE RELATED - A stabbing in Vauxhall area.


Several of the tube stations have been closed as police investigate.


WG



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Comma says:
(Sat Jun 3 22:45:43 2017 75.143.154.113)
Seems like England may have gone hot again. I'm not sure what is going on.

Comma



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Jun 3 22:44:11 2017 4.28.180.2)
Drive-By

'Cause I can.

*g*

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jun 3 22:23:43 2017 209.159.254.195)
what a long strange day...



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jun 3 19:04:10 2017 70.198.36.11)
Happy wonder woman day!!!



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lostinamerica says:
(Sat Jun 3 13:14:56 2017 73.58.129.225)
Happy Birthday amystar!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sat Jun 3 12:54:08 2017 209.159.254.195)
Today is Saturday, June 3rd 2017 C.E.

We have SEVEN (7) Birthdays!


amystar
banana
Bloody Little Raver(Sluffy Bummers' Grandma)
Mercy
PilotGrl
Simon
ThePlayer

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to amystar, banana, Bloody Little Raver, Mercy, PilotGrl, Simon, ThePlayer, turtle!



It's called a blaster, Will, a word that tends to discourage experimentation. Now, if it were called the Orgasmater, I'd be the first to try your basic button press approach. Xander, 'This Year's Girl'

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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jun 3 12:47:38 2017 209.159.254.195)
Good morning beta!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jun 3 04:27:30 2017 209.159.254.195)
wolfguard With regard to health care, I'm honestly not sure what will happen. I get my insurance coverage through my workplace and I have no clue what, If anything will be in place next year and I consider myself fortunate to have insurance in the first place!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jun 3 02:21:40 2017 209.159.254.195)
wolfguard I agree with you comments about the Accords. I think most people support the idea of climate change and believe something should be done about it, but I don't think many know precisely how it affects them or what withdrawing of the accords means.



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Jun 3 02:14:16 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

Oops...

I forgot the Trump administration's domestic policies, e.g. health care and
taxes. I do not think the proposed policies will achieve the stated desired
ends.

Finding a way to make quality health care available to everyone may be an
impossible task - given the current way of doings involves millions of folks
bread and butter, i.e those who make a living in health care fields.

I do not think cutting taxes, at this time, will significantly increase
productive investment. There's plenty of money floating around the world and
most of it is going to buy existing assets. I suspect most businesses, in
general, don't see enough demand to warrant investments in R&D or expanding
operations (unless its to buy existing businesses).


WG



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wolfguard says:
(Sat Jun 3 01:33:21 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

President Trump campaigned on making ~America Great Again. He appears to
see this in economic and commercial terms. He believes that the Paris
Climate Accord hurt the US economy. Consequently, one step towards making
America Great (again) was to withdraw from the Accord.1

One may disagree with one or more of the above premises, but the reasoning
appears valid.2 Further, if one believes a "World Leader" needs
a world-class economy, then actions directed towards building and
maintaining a world-class economy are in keeping with the goal of being a
world leader.

Having said this, I disagree with the Trump administration's policies
towards immigration, climate, and international trade. I've no problem with
the idea of destroying the Islamic State, though there may be specifics I
disagree with. I believe his approach towards both Europe and Russia is
risky and towards China, contradictory.

Finally, while I've no doubts on the scientific principles behind global
warming or the general evidence supporting that it's happening and people
are likely the primary cause, I have no educated opinion on the Paris
Accords. Why? I have not read the Accord much less reflected upon it. I
doubt many people who have strong feelings for or against the Accord have
read it. They are just marching to the tune of their betters. :)

1 On the Press Pool today it was reported members of both
parties did not like it that the US government had enacted the Accord
without it being first voted on by Congress. The Constitution requires the
Senate to vote on international treaties.

2 Technical Note: A valid argument is one that follows logical
form, but it be wrong if one or more of the premises upon which it is
constructed are false. Uber-Technical Note: Just because a given argument
proves wrong towards proving this or that doesn't necessarily mean this or
that is not true - just that the given argument doesn't make the case. Need
a better argument.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jun 3 00:06:10 2017 209.159.254.195)
wolfguard I'm puzzling a little over why Trump chose to withdraw from the Paris climate thing. If Trump wants America to be a world leader, he seems to be going about it the wrong way.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jun 2 22:31:56 2017 205.141.67.16)
Agent Cooper Works for me! Now we just need to figure out his cb handle. Rubber Saint?



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Jun 2 18:52:35 2017 165.225.38.83)
So Chip Davis is the Patron Saint of Truckers?



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Trivia Girl says:
(Fri Jun 2 16:55:55 2017 205.141.67.16)
Telephone trivia

Sometimes, early telephone operators would get to know their customers so well, the customers would ask for a reminder call when it was time to remove a cake from the oven, leave the phone off the hook near their sleeping child when they left the house, hoping the operator would hear any cries of distress, request a wake up call before taking a long nap.

Telephone is derived from two Greek words, tele + phone, meaning far off voice or sound.(Tele, far off + phone, voice or sound).

In Milan, Italy, when an operator dialed a wrong number, the phone company fined the operator.

Just like todays computers, early telephones were very confusing to new users. Some became so frustrated with the new technology, they attacked the phone with an ax or ripped it out of the wall.

In the late 30s, a man named Abe Pickens of Cleveland, Ohio, attempted to promote world peace by placing personal calls to various country leaders. He managed to contact Mussolini, Hirohito, Franco and Hitler (Hitler, who didnt understand English, transferred him to an aide). He spent$10,000 to give
peace a chance.

In the Catholic church, St. Gabriel, an archangel, is the patron saint of telecommunications.

Bonus Trivia

Chip Davis wrote the trucker son 'Convoy', founded American Gramaphone and Manheim Steamroller.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Jun 2 16:00:13 2017 165.225.38.83)
Having Moe's for lunch. Chicken Quesadilla. Mmmm!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri Jun 2 13:04:10 2017 209.159.254.195)
Today is Friday, June 2nd 2017 C.E.

We have SEVEN (7) Birthdays!


amystar
banana
Bloody Little Raver(Sluffy Bummers' Grandma)
Mercy
PilotGrl
Simon
ThePlayer

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to amystar, banana, Bloody Little Raver, Mercy
PilotGrl, Simon, ThePlayer!



You can't open the book of my life and jump in the middle. Like woman, I'm a mystery.
Mal, 'Our Mrs. Reynolds''


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YayoftheDay says:
(Fri Jun 2 12:45:22 2017 209.159.254.195)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for 'stina!



yay 'stina!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday!



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lostinamerica says:
(Fri Jun 2 11:54:14 2017 96.87.203.246)
Comma--While on the trip we
were sad there were no more lighted
Holiday Inn signs--iconic :(



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jun 2 00:59:22 2017 209.159.254.195)
Comma Have you made any great road trips yourself?



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Comma says:
(Fri Jun 2 00:44:24 2017 75.143.154.113)
Edited: Fri Jun 2 01:00:30 2017
lostinamerica: I can remember some town in New Mexico had Route 66 crossing Route 66 downtown. I would have been lost if it had not been for my parents having a Gulf Gas Courtesy Card, now called credit cards. Gulf had a vacation plan where one could, for free, send in a request for a free vacation guide. I wish that I had saved that one. It routed me from Ebro, Florida, to Chicago, to California, and back to Florida. It also showed the addresses to all Gulf stations along the route and all Holiday Inns. In that day one could use the Gulf card at Holiday Inn. I had Gulf send my parents card info to my address in Ebro all that summer. I paid the bill and Mom and Dad never knew anything. If I remember right, the whole trip cost me less than $100 on the card. Somewhere blew a front tire, and that was on the card also. I spent another $30 or so on food.

I have a friend that has a 1960 Corvette and a 1964 1/2 Mustang. He .lives near Nashville. I wonder if he would let me make the trip on it? (I know better.)

I can remember stopping at restaurant somewhere north of St. Louis. I can recall a school building nearby and talking to several young ladies, from that school, who where sitting in the drive thru. Several years back, on a trip to a Native American site in middle Illinois, I saw that area again. The school building is now a flea market, and the drive thru is a empty shell. I have to look up where that area was.

Comma

P.S.: The State of Illinois has more miles of Interstate highway that any other state. A lot of those interstate miles wiped out the old US 66. CC

P.S.S.: Not Route 66, but years ago, on a trip through South Dakota, add motorcycle here and you will understand, we stopped at the famous Wall Drug Store. I would say that 60% of the visitors were from Europe. Wall also hires teens from Europe to work during the summer. Not enough local persons. CC



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jun 2 00:29:33 2017 209.159.254.195)
Agent Cooper I did stock up on those proetein drinks. One benefit to this is that I hope I lose weight!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Jun 1 23:17:05 2017 209.159.254.195)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Music
Question: What song talks about this woman? "She's got electric boots, a mohair suit, you know I read it in a magazine."
Answer: Bennie and the Jets

Trivia Eltons: Agent Cooper and notsoShyGirl!



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jun 1 18:42:00 2017 71.56.125.67)



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jun 1 18:36:22 2017 165.225.38.83)
Chris Marlowe: Back when I had three wisdom teeth pulled my mouth hurt so bad all I could eat was tepid Carnation Instant Breakfast for almost a week.

It was not fun. I lost 10 pounds.

So today, when I really NEED to lose 10 pounds, I'm wondering if maybe this is the way to go.

The Carnation Instant Breakfast diet. Hmmmm.......... :-)



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jun 1 18:27:11 2017 165.225.38.83)
Wow. If you are Andrew Therriault, do not go anywhere alone after today.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jun 1 18:26:46 2017 205.141.67.16)
Given my recent dental procedure, lunch today was yogurt, applesauce and bananas. Not the most filling, but soft foods is all I can eat at the moment.



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Thu Jun 1 17:02:20 2017 76.120.26.241)
Trivia Girl
What Agent Cooper said



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jun 1 16:10:11 2017 165.225.38.83)
Trivia Girl- Buh-Buh-Buh-Benny and Jets!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Jun 1 15:02:34 2017 205.141.67.16)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Music
Question: What song talks about this woman? "She's got electric boots, a mohair suit, you know I read it in a magazine."



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Thu Jun 1 13:15:32 2017 209.159.254.195)
Today is Thursday, June 1st 2017 C.E.

We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!


Absinthe
Cowdoc
houses
Melody

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Absinthe, Cowdoc, houses, Melody!



Cordelia: I get it now. You're all spies. Probably all Russian. And you've brainwashed me, and want me to believe we're friends so I'll spill the beans about some nano-technology thingy that you want. Gunn: So I look Russian to you? Cordelia: Black Russian. Angel: That's a drink. 'Slouching Toward Bethlehem''

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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jun 1 13:01:31 2017 209.159.254.195)
yay xanderella!


Happy CD Thursday!

Agent Cooper ROFLMAO!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jun 1 12:44:12 2017 165.225.38.83)
Chris Marlowe: Well, with dental surgery the pain is short term but the benefits outweigh the discomfort. With voting the pain is more long term, with uncertain results. :-)

Maverick: I actually saw Blue Velvet, and I didn't really like that one either. Outside of Twin Peaks, Lynch just confuses me. But I do really enjoy Twin Peaks. (Obviously.) I've only seen the first two eps of the reboot but I really liked them. Unfortunately I don't subscribe to Showtime so I'll have to find some other way to watch the rest of the series.

Lostinamerica: Is it like sunset on Tatooine? :-P



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lostinamerica says:
(Thu Jun 1 12:20:52 2017 96.87.203.246)
ChristopherMarlowe--I'm a sucker for a sunset at the base of
the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque :)

Dental surgery, ugh!


Comma--I'm jealous--I would have loved to have made the trip back in the
day, only ruins left in many spots now :( Tucumcari, NM and Williams, AZ are
bright spots left on the route :) You absolutely need to do it again, and
with friends!


Maverick--We were looking for a vintage car to do it in but, alas,
couldn't find one my husband thought could make the trip for a price we could
afford :( After doing it I think it's a trip every American should take--I was
shocked at the number of German and French tourists we saw. Much of it parallels
or has become I-40, at least in Texas and New Mexico.



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Thu Jun 1 11:01:04 2017 24.3.106.169)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for xanderella!

yay xanderella!


Happy CD Thursday!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jun 1 03:28:05 2017 209.159.254.195)
wolfguard Yes. it's hard for me to make sense of what is going on because of the way it is written. I remember not enjoying the book 'lord of the rings' until I saw the movie adaptation of it. It made re-reading the trilogy a lot more fun.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jun 1 02:55:50 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

Possibly. Usually directors prefer dialogue to thought. For instance ...

Dear Father crying. That was hard to see. And no matter how I patted &
kissed & made to console, it did no ...


There are four traditional options:

1. The actor/character speaks his thoughts directly to the audience. Not
usually done these days.

2. Voice over

3. The actor has to convey the thoughts non-verbally...

Father is crying
Son (?) is kissing, patting him, talking words of consolation to him.

SON
Don't cry. I'm okay now.


There's also the tendency to write shorter lines or use pauses between
those long, long lines. *g*

SON
It is secret.

(smirk)

A bit of secret weakness, that shores me up;

(eyes widen / winks)

in shoring me up, it makes it more likely that I shall do my duty in other
matters;

(Index finger up, smile on the lips)

it hastens the end of this period of weakness;

(Jabbing finger at audience)

it harms no one;

(arms spread, both palms up)

therefore, it is not wrong.

(palms together in prayer)



I have, of course, taken liberties with the mood. *g*



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jun 1 02:15:19 2017 209.159.254.195)
Excerpt from Lincoln in the Bardo

Mouth at the worm's ear, Father said:

We have loved each other well, dear Willie, but now, for reasons we cannot understand, that bond has been broken. But our bond can never be broken. As long as I live, you will always be with me, child.

Then let out a sob

Dear Father cryingThat was hard to seeAnd no matter how I patted & kissed & made to console, it did no

You were a joy, he said. Please know that. Know that you were a joy. To us. Every minute, every season, you were ayou did a good job. A good job of being a pleasure to know.

Saying all this to the worm!How I wished him to say it to meAnd to feel his eyes on meSo I thought, all right, by Jim, I will get him to see meAnd in I wentIt was no bother at allSay, it felt all rightLike I somewhat belonged in

In there, held so tight, I was now partly also in Father

And could know exactly what he was

Could feel the way his long legs layHow it is to have a beardTaste coffee in the mouth and, though not thinking in words exactly, knew that the feel of him in my arms has done me good. It has. Is this wrong? Unholy? No, no, he is mine, he is ours, and therefore I must be, in that sense, a god in this; where he is concerned I may decide what is best. And I believe this has done me good. I remember him. Again. Who he was. I had forgotten somewhat already. But here: his exact proportions, his suit smelling of him still, his forelock between my fingers, the heft of him familiar from when he would fall asleep in the parlor and I would carry him up to

It has done me good.

I believe it has.

It is secret. A bit of secret weakness, that shores me up; in shoring me up, it makes it more likely that I shall do my duty in other matters; it hastens the end of this period of weakness; it harms no one; therefore, it is not wrong, and I shall take away from here this resolve: I may return as often as I like, telling no one, accepting whatever help it may bring me, until it helps me no more.

Then Father touched his head to mine.

Dear boy, he said, I will come again. That is a promise.
willie Lincoln



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jun 1 01:14:16 2017 209.159.254.195)
wolfguard I'm reading 'Lincoln in the Bardo', and I would like to see it adapted to screen, because I think I would be able to make better sense of it. It is written rather oddly.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jun 1 00:53:55 2017 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

Replying to your question from last night.

The Mote in God's Eye by Niven and Pournelle. This would have a chance
at getting a green-light.

A non-fiction book I'd want to see - because I haven't yet read the book *g* -
is The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors by James Hornfischer.

If cast right, The Monster Wheel Affair or The Rainbow Affair,
both by David McDaniel.


Yourself? Any books needing to be made into movies?


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed May 31 23:58:11 2017 209.159.254.195)
I am hereabouts!


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