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Kim
2007-02-05 20:36:40 UTC
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1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
One holiday or observance (if any).

2. Do you still have your tonsils?

3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?

4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?

5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?

6. Do you consider yourself well organized?

7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?

8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?

9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?

10. Do you burn or tan?
--
Kim
http://thedarwinexception.wordpress.com
*It's encouraging to know the makers of Soylent Green would be forced by
today's FDA guidelines to include the phrase "Ingredients: People" in the
nutritional disclosure. However, I sense most shoppers would just see "Now
with no trans fats!" splashed on the front and drop a few cans in their
carts anyway. (Brad Simanek)*
Paul L. Madarasz
2007-02-05 20:55:29 UTC
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On Mon, 5 Feb 2007 15:36:40 -0500, "Kim"
Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
One holiday or observance (if any).
1582 - Due to the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day
does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

1793 - French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.

1966 - Near Detroit, Michigan, there is a partial core meltdown at the
Enrico Fermi demonstration nuclear breeder reactor.

1713 - Denis Diderot, French philosopher and encylopedist (d. 1784)

1882 - Robert Goddard, American rocket scientist (d. 1945)

2004 - Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian (b. 1921)

Roman festivals - mundus patet: one of the three days that the mundus
was opened for public.
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2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Not since I was four.
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3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Piano player in a whorehouse.
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4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
None
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5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
Sometimes I like to think so, but sadly, no.
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7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
Only saw one movie at the theater, "A Scanner Darkly." Best movie
seen: "Wisconsin Death Trip."
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8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Bourbon.
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9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
After two divorces, it is for me, but generally, no
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10. Do you burn or tan?
Tan
--
"How 'bout cuttin' that rebop?"
-- S. Kowalski
Lesmond
2007-02-06 18:45:02 UTC
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On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 13:55:29 -0700, Paul L. Madarasz wrote:

Best movie
Post by Paul L. Madarasz
seen: "Wisconsin Death Trip."
Yes, I loved this. And thank you again for the recommendation.
--
Things fell apart with the alacrity of a cheetah.
Paul L. Madarasz
2007-02-06 19:31:06 UTC
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Best movie
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seen: "Wisconsin Death Trip."
Yes, I loved this. And thank you again for the recommendation.
You're again welcome! "Ah, the good old days..."
--
"How 'bout cuttin' that rebop?"
-- S. Kowalski
Nick Spalding
2007-02-05 21:19:29 UTC
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Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
One holiday or observance (if any).
Events:
1599 - British East India Company is chartered.
1923 - The chimes of Big Ben are broadcast on radio for the first time by
the BBC.
1960 - The farthing coin ceases to be legal tender in the United Kingdom.

Birthdays:
1869 - Henri Matisse, French painter (d. 1954)
1931 - Nick Spalding (not dead yet)

Death:
1719 - John Flamsteed, English astronomer (b. 1646)

Holiday:
Hogmanay in Scotland
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2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes
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3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Same as I do now, nothing
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4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
None
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5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
It's a double act, John Bird & John Fortune
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6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
No
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7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
I haven't been to the movies since 1993
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8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Red wine
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9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
No
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10. Do you burn or tan?
Burn
--
Nick Spalding
Boron Elgar
2007-02-05 21:24:07 UTC
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On Mon, 5 Feb 2007 15:36:40 -0500, "Kim"
Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
One holiday or observance (if any).
I can do most of this from my own memory...so I will not go looking.
It isn't much of an auspicious day.

The Brooklyn Bridge opened on May 24th, 1883. I know because I went to
the Centennial Celebration.

Bob Dylan and Patti LaBelle were born on my birthday.

Duke Ellington died on my birthday
(note that they all have musical connections, which is why I recall
them)

I doubt too much else interesting happened and I don't have a holiday.
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2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes.
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3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Philanthropy
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4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
Nada
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5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
The Hub
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6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
Not a chance.
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7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
The Departed.
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8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
It hasn't been invented yet.
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9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
No.
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10. Do you burn or tan?
Burn.
landotter
2007-02-05 21:36:16 UTC
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Post by Paul L. Madarasz
On Mon, 5 Feb 2007 15:36:40 -0500, "Kim"
Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
One holiday or observance (if any).
I can do most of this from my own memory...so I will not go looking.
It isn't much of an auspicious day.
The Brooklyn Bridge opened on May 24th, 1883. I know because I went to
the Centennial Celebration.
Bob Dylan and Patti LaBelle were born on my birthday.
Duke Ellington died on my birthday
(note that they all have musical connections, which is why I recall
them)
I doubt too much else interesting happened and I don't have a holiday.
Same day as me, saves the trouble of looking it up. Excellent!
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Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
yes
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3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Mango taster!
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4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
Three. One is a hot dog in a bun. With mustard AND relish!
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5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
The Hub
Bill Hicks. Shame he's dead.
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6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
Not close.
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Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
Didn't see too many, but Borat was the best comedy by far. The
wrasslin' scene was deserving of an Oscar. Walk the Line was
fantastic. Released in 2005, but I just saw it last year.
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8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Ice cold aquavit.
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9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
No, but I think the government should get out of the business of
marriage, and into the business of secular partnership contracts.
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10. Do you burn or tan?
Bronze.
The AnsaMan
2007-02-06 03:50:26 UTC
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Post by landotter
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
Three. One is a hot dog in a bun. With mustard AND relish!
Does it go "la la la la la" (Perfect Hair Forever)
...and I just have to hear why a hotdog on a bun.
--
The AnsaMan
"The urge to save humanity is almost
always a false front for the
urge to rule." - H.L. Mencken
landotter
2007-02-06 15:57:35 UTC
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Post by landotter
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
Three. One is a hot dog in a bun. With mustard AND relish!
Does it go "la la la la la" (Perfect Hair Forever)
...and I just have to hear why a hotdog on a bun.
My friend Mark worked at a tat shop around the corner from the lunch
joint I worked at. He'd gimme a call late afternoon, and I'd drop by
with some chow for the boys after work. One day he say, "you know,
there's only two pieces of flash I haven't done." Flash being all the
drawings hung on the wall. He grinned and said, "Want a free tattoo?"
What's the choices? "Bic pen or a hot dog." The choice was obvious.
"I'll take the dog, but not without any relish". And so it happened.
In retrospect, the Bic pen would have been great as well. :-D

Still, when I'm out cycling, wearing those emasculating little socks,
I still get a compliment on my hot dog from time to time when I'm at
stop lights. It's seriously more cool than some stupid dragon or
something.

Best food tattoo I ever saw was a guy I worked with that had flaming
macaroni and cheese on a crucifix. That's the Mt. Everest of tattoos.
N Jill Marsh
2007-02-06 18:55:26 UTC
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Post by landotter
Still, when I'm out cycling, wearing those emasculating little socks,
I still get a compliment on my hot dog from time to time when I'm at
stop lights. It's seriously more cool than some stupid dragon or
something.
Best food tattoo I ever saw was a guy I worked with that had flaming
macaroni and cheese on a crucifix. That's the Mt. Everest of tattoos.
That is a most excellent tattoo story. And siggable.

nj"because it's there"m
--
A bas Euclide! Mort aux triangles!
John Hatpin
2007-02-06 01:19:07 UTC
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Post by Boron Elgar
Duke Ellington died on my birthday
My hero's death, your birthday. What a conflict of emotions!
--
John Hatpin
Boron Elgar
2007-02-06 01:27:39 UTC
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On Tue, 06 Feb 2007 01:19:07 +0000, John Hatpin
Post by John Hatpin
Post by Boron Elgar
Duke Ellington died on my birthday
My hero's death, your birthday. What a conflict of emotions!
IIRC, it was my 25th birthday, and we all stood on a subway platform
and took different parts in singing "Take the A Train."

Boron
darkon
2007-02-05 21:32:46 UTC
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Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
One holiday or observance (if any).
This day didn't happen in 1582 in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and
Poland.

Winnie the Pooh published in 1926.

Battle of Hastings in 1066.

Dwight Eisehhower (1890) and E. E. Cummings (1894) born, Leonard
Bernstein died (1990).

World Standards Day.
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2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes.
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3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Professional student, as long as I get to pick the classes (and
don't necessarily have to pass). I'd like to take more art, math,
physics, music, and history, then branch out from there.
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4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
None. I don't know of any symbol or symbols I like well enough to
have permanently etched into my skin.
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5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
There's no one person who *never* fails to make me laugh. The
closest is probably darkette's youngest, because she's had me
wrapped around her finger since she was a little kid.
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6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
No. I scatter stuff everywhere.
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7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the
Best Movie you saw last year?
I haven't seen a great many movies recently, and none really stand
out. I saw "Deva Vu" a few weeks ago. It was pretty good, but not
great.
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8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Mixed drink? If it's done the way I like, a whiskey sour. The
whiskey and mix should be balanced so that neither overpowers the
other. Mostly I have beer when I drink.
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9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
Not necessarily. It's good to have some sort of ritual to mark
special events, to fix them in memory, or to mark a commitment. I
do think weddings have become far too commericalized and overblown.
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10. Do you burn or tan?
Both. When I'm at the beach I slather on lotion because my main
goal is not to burn. I know I'll tan eventually.
Bob Ward
2007-02-05 23:55:06 UTC
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Post by darkon
I haven't seen a great many movies recently, and none really stand
out. I saw "Deva Vu" a few weeks ago. It was pretty good, but not
great.
I had a feeling you were going to say that.
N Jill Marsh
2007-02-05 21:33:42 UTC
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On Mon, 5 Feb 2007 15:36:40 -0500, "Kim"
Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
Whiskey Rebellion.
Bombing of Hiroshima announced.
Founding of deviantArt.
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List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
Mata Hari.
Stan Freberg.

Jack the Ripper's first victim.
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One holiday or observance (if any).
Feast day of St Faustus.
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2. Do you still have your tonsils?
No, I gave them to a small child I used to teach swimming.
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3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Be a contortionist.
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4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
One. It's very very large, with wide expanses of negative space.
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5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
Cary Kittrell, except when he makes me bugfuck.
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6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
Only sporadically.
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7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
None of them.
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8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Champagne. Good Wine. Then proper margaritas.
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9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
It's way past it's best before date, but I suspect that's a local
phenomena.
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10. Do you burn or tan?
Neither. The sun is not my friend.

nj"see #4"m
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A bas Euclide! Mort aux triangles!
Mike
2007-02-06 06:07:40 UTC
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Post by N Jill Marsh
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
Cary Kittrell, except when he makes me bugfuck.
New year's resolution #62: I will never, ever ask what that means.

-- Mike --
Kim
2007-02-06 06:42:36 UTC
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Post by N Jill Marsh
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5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
Cary Kittrell, except when he makes me bugfuck.
New year's resolution #62: I will never, ever ask what that means.
But then you wouldn't know what you're missing! To bugfuck means to fuck
until your eyes bug out of your head.
--
Kim
http://thedarwinexception.wordpress.com
*It's encouraging to know the makers of Soylent Green would be forced by
today's FDA guidelines to include the phrase "Ingredients: People" in the
nutritional disclosure. However, I sense most shoppers would just see "Now
with no trans fats!" splashed on the front and drop a few cans in their
carts anyway. (Brad Simanek)*
darkon
2007-02-06 14:45:00 UTC
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Post by Kim
Post by Mike
Post by N Jill Marsh
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
Cary Kittrell, except when he makes me bugfuck.
New year's resolution #62: I will never, ever ask what that
means.
But then you wouldn't know what you're missing! To bugfuck means
to fuck until your eyes bug out of your head.
Damn, now what am I gonna do with all this duct tape?
Mitch
2007-02-05 21:50:02 UTC
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Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
1. 680 - Battle of Karbala: Shia Imam Husayn bin Ali, the grandson of
the Prophet Muhammad, was decapitated by forces under Caliph Yazid I.
2. 1582 - Due to the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day
does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
3. 1938 - World War II: The Munich Agreement cedes the Sudetenland to
Germany.
1731 - Henry Cavendish, British scientist (b)
1953 - David Lee Roth, American singer (b)
19 - Germanicus, Roman general (d)
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One holiday or observance (if any).
Hard to choose between:
Japan - Tom Cruise Day
World Mental Health Day
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2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yep.
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3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Gentleman, in the old sense.
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4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
One, a small blue dot on (a very hard to see part of) my elbow where
Scott Stokke stabbed me with a pencil in 4th grade. Didn't know it was
there until one of my kids asked what it was and I remembered getting
poked. I didn't realize it broke the skin until 25 years later...
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5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
Robin Williams
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6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
Better than some, need improvement
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7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
Didn't see any that made an impression, went to 3-4, DVD'd a bunch.
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Vodka gimlet
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9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
Yes, in the sense that most rituals are outdated. "Marriage" the legal
contract/obligation/commitment should be separate from the ceremonial
and superstition-based vows. This will allow people who want to get
married to do so without witchdoctors and their ilk interfering.
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10. Do you burn or tan?
Tan.

-Mitch (when I'm allowed outside)
Kim
2007-02-05 22:03:10 UTC
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Post by Kim
One holiday or observance (if any).
Japan - Tom Cruise Day
World Mental Health Day
I find it totally hysterically funny that those two observances are on the
same day.
--
Kim
http://thedarwinexception.wordpress.com
*It's encouraging to know the makers of Soylent Green would be forced by
today's FDA guidelines to include the phrase "Ingredients: People" in the
nutritional disclosure. However, I sense most shoppers would just see "Now
with no trans fats!" splashed on the front and drop a few cans in their
carts anyway. (Brad Simanek)*
darkon
2007-02-05 22:12:17 UTC
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Post by Mitch
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
Robin Williams
If I had interpreted the question to include people I don't know, I
think Robin Williams would be a good choice, too. Terry Gross
interviewed him a few years ago. He was funny a few times, but she
was amazed that he would calm down enough to talk sensibly to her.
I'm not sure why she thought he couldn't turn it off.
Opus the Penguin
2007-02-06 04:08:45 UTC
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Post by darkon
If I had interpreted the question to include people I don't know, I
think Robin Williams would be a good choice, too. Terry Gross
interviewed him a few years ago. He was funny a few times, but she
was amazed that he would calm down enough to talk sensibly to her.
I'm not sure why she thought he couldn't turn it off.
Well, in other interviews he hasn't been able (or perhaps willing) to
turn it off. I expect she knew that.
--
Opus the Penguin
I'd change it but I can't think of anything I like better just now.
darkon
2007-02-06 14:43:07 UTC
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Post by darkon
If I had interpreted the question to include people I don't
know, I think Robin Williams would be a good choice, too.
Terry Gross interviewed him a few years ago. He was funny a
few times, but she was amazed that he would calm down enough to
talk sensibly to her. I'm not sure why she thought he couldn't
turn it off.
Well, in other interviews he hasn't been able (or perhaps
willing) to turn it off. I expect she knew that.
Interviews, or just television appearances? In most of the TV
appearances I've seen he's been "on". I don't think appearing on the
Daily Show or some other talk show counts as an interview. People
are usually there to promote a book, a movie, or something.
Opus the Penguin
2007-02-06 16:50:24 UTC
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Post by darkon
If I had interpreted the question to include people I don't
know, I think Robin Williams would be a good choice, too.
Terry Gross interviewed him a few years ago. He was funny a
few times, but she was amazed that he would calm down enough to
talk sensibly to her. I'm not sure why she thought he couldn't
turn it off.
Well, in other interviews he hasn't been able (or perhaps
willing) to turn it off. I expect she knew that.
Interviews, or just television appearances? In most of the TV
appearances I've seen he's been "on". I don't think appearing on
the Daily Show or some other talk show counts as an interview.
People are usually there to promote a book, a movie, or something.
I read an article years and years ago that said Williams was very
difficult to interview because he had trouble staying seated and
focused. I've only seen it happen on Letterman. But if he couldn't or
wouldn't turn that kind of thing off, it would play quite poorly on
radio.
--
Opus the Penguin
I'd change it but I can't think of anything I like better just now.
HVS
2007-02-06 16:59:35 UTC
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Post by Opus the Penguin
I read an article years and years ago that said Williams was
very difficult to interview because he had trouble staying
seated and focused. I've only seen it happen on Letterman. But
if he couldn't or wouldn't turn that kind of thing off, it would
play quite poorly on radio.
I've always assumed it's "couldn't" rather than "wouldn't" -- I don't
think he actively intends to wreak havoc, but he seems to find it
impossible to stop himself from performing in front of a camera.

Strangely enough, I found watching Peter Ustinov on talk shows quite
similar. He was particularly good at telling anecdotes and using
accents, and unless the interviewer kept a short rein on things --
which seldom seemed to happen, as the hosts were always in awe of him
-- it was a case of "wind him up, set him off, and let him run".

I don't think either Williams or Ustinov could really control the
desire to do their schtick unless somebody was willing to hold them
back.
--
Cheers,
Harvey
bill van
2007-02-06 21:36:34 UTC
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Post by Opus the Penguin
I read an article years and years ago that said Williams was
very difficult to interview because he had trouble staying
seated and focused. I've only seen it happen on Letterman. But
if he couldn't or wouldn't turn that kind of thing off, it would
play quite poorly on radio.
I've always assumed it's "couldn't" rather than "wouldn't" -- I don't
think he actively intends to wreak havoc, but he seems to find it
impossible to stop himself from performing in front of a camera.
Strangely enough, I found watching Peter Ustinov on talk shows quite
similar. He was particularly good at telling anecdotes and using
accents, and unless the interviewer kept a short rein on things --
which seldom seemed to happen, as the hosts were always in awe of him
-- it was a case of "wind him up, set him off, and let him run".
I don't think either Williams or Ustinov could really control the
desire to do their schtick unless somebody was willing to hold them
back.
Jonathan Winters was another of those, and I recall seeing (or hearing,
it could have been radio) a documentary in which Williams paid homage to
Winters. Incidentally, they were both able to wind down and talk
normally about their craft, thought not for long periods, without
soaring off on two or three tangents at once.

bill
HVS
2007-02-06 23:38:19 UTC
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Post by HVS
I don't think either Williams or Ustinov could really control
the desire to do their schtick unless somebody was willing to
hold them back.
Jonathan Winters was another of those,
Definitely; I'd forgotten about him, but he falls into exactly the
same group.
Post by bill van
and I recall seeing (or
hearing, it could have been radio) a documentary in which
Williams paid homage to Winters. Incidentally, they were both
able to wind down and talk normally about their craft, thought
not for long periods, without soaring off on two or three
tangents at once.
It's absolutely fascinating to hear these guys talking straight
about/analysing what they do; the problem usually lies with the
interviewers, who are seldom strong enough or focussed enough to keep
them off of their performing perch long enough to talk to them.
--
Cheers,
Harvey
Bill Turlock
2007-02-07 01:13:52 UTC
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Post by darkon
If I had interpreted the question to include people I don't
know, I think Robin Williams would be a good choice, too.
Terry Gross interviewed him a few years ago. He was funny a
few times, but she was amazed that he would calm down enough to
talk sensibly to her. I'm not sure why she thought he couldn't
turn it off.
Well, in other interviews he hasn't been able (or perhaps
willing) to turn it off. I expect she knew that.
Interviews, or just television appearances? In most of the TV
appearances I've seen he's been "on". I don't think appearing on
the Daily Show or some other talk show counts as an interview.
People are usually there to promote a book, a movie, or something.
I read an article years and years ago that said Williams was very
difficult to interview because he had trouble staying seated and
focused. I've only seen it happen on Letterman. But if he couldn't or
wouldn't turn that kind of thing off, it would play quite poorly on
radio.
Zackly, and how'd he manage to do all those dramatic movies,
then?
Opus the Penguin
2007-02-07 01:27:43 UTC
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Post by darkon
If I had interpreted the question to include people I don't
know, I think Robin Williams would be a good choice, too.
Terry Gross interviewed him a few years ago. He was funny a
few times, but she was amazed that he would calm down enough
to talk sensibly to her. I'm not sure why she thought he
couldn't turn it off.
Well, in other interviews he hasn't been able (or perhaps
willing) to turn it off. I expect she knew that.
Interviews, or just television appearances? In most of the TV
appearances I've seen he's been "on". I don't think appearing
on the Daily Show or some other talk show counts as an
interview. People are usually there to promote a book, a movie,
or something.
I read an article years and years ago that said Williams was very
difficult to interview because he had trouble staying seated and
focused. I've only seen it happen on Letterman. But if he
couldn't or wouldn't turn that kind of thing off, it would play
quite poorly on radio.
Zackly, and how'd he manage to do all those dramatic movies,
then?
Eventually he calmed down/went off the drugs a bit. Plus a director
gets to try for multiple takes and keep the best ones.
--
Opus the Penguin
I'd change it but I can't think of anything I like better just now.
mflem
2007-02-05 21:52:35 UTC
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"Kim" wrote:

1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
One holiday or observance (if any).

EVENTS
1455 - Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the
first Western book printed from movable type.
1836 - The Siege of the Alamo begins in San Antonio, Texas.
2006 - The 1 Billionth song was downloaded from the iTunes Music Store.

BIRTHDAYS
1685 - Georg Friedrich Handel, German/British Baroque composer (d. 1759)
1944 - Johnny Winter, American musician
AND! As an ADDED BONUS! A 3rd birthday;
1994 - Dakota Fanning, American child actress

DEATH
1965 - Stan Laurel, British born actor and comedian (b. 1890)

HOLIDAY
Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus

2. Do you still have your tonsils?

Of course I still have my toenails! What kind of question is tha ... oh ...
wait... scratch that. No, I have been "tonsil free" for 44 years now! AND
during that time I have also lost almost _4_ pounds!

3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?

Musician

4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?

Ugh... I think Tatoos are repulsively ugly. I have none.

5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?

George Honea (drummer I went to college with). As for someone more famous
than George; assuming that he is not playing a serious role like in
Insomnia, Robin Williams. Peter Cook was another and John Cleese is another.

6. Do you consider yourself well organized?

I am only well organized with things that are important to me. All other
things - not by any stretch of the imagination.

7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?

I know I went to a movie last year but I can't remember what it would have
been. Was there a Harry Potter movie last year?

8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?

Italian wines IN Italy (meaning not Italian wines imported to America
because they are loaded with sulfides and those gives me headaches). I also
found a French beer - Fischer's - that was good but I only had the one and
that was enough for me for a while. I just don't drink alcoholic drinks too
often (unless I am in Italy) for no other reason than I don't. I have one
when I want one but it might be a year or so between times that I want one
(unless I am in Italy).

9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?

No. Granted, mine haven't worked out all that great but I still believe in
it and I am always on the look out for the next ex wife.

10. Do you burn or tan?

Tan. _Only_ tan ... except for the top of my bald little head now ... recent
development.

Mike in Yewstun
Snidely
2007-02-05 22:02:21 UTC
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Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
Little Tommy from Virginia got his letter to George published.
Post by Kim
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
If I actually looked, the thread would be 936 posts before I got back
-- I'm trying to sneak in at about 8.
Post by Kim
One holiday or observance (if any).
Yes, there is one (US and dependencies, only)
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes. Any crumb tickles them, causing paroxysms.
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Give lessons in deportment.
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
Hold on a sec ...
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
The closest anyone comes is myself*, but AFCA as a composite comes
pretty close.

(*my slipups can be pretty entertaining)
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
he he he
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
There was a movie last year?
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
hard to say, since I haven't tried very many. I seem to remember a
screwdriver as being good, and I might retry a martini.
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
Yes. But fun.
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
Both.

/dps
Snidely
2007-02-06 04:29:31 UTC
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Snidely wrote:
[...]
Post by Snidely
If I actually looked, the thread would be 936 posts before I got back
-- I'm trying to sneak in at about 8.
I think I actually made it at about 10 -- definitely not later than 15
(per GG's accounting).

/dps
Paul L. Madarasz
2007-02-06 12:40:57 UTC
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Post by Snidely
[...]
Post by Snidely
If I actually looked, the thread would be 936 posts before I got back
-- I'm trying to sneak in at about 8.
I think I actually made it at about 10 -- definitely not later than 15
(per GG's accounting).
/dps
It's just a question of showing up at the right place at the right
time, sez I.
--
"How 'bout cuttin' that rebop?"
-- S. Kowalski
Snidely
2007-02-06 21:17:29 UTC
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Mitch Miller, Joe Barbera, and my mother -- 1911 was a banner year!
And all in New York State!

(mom knew Joe during his Wall Street days; I don't know if she met
Mitch)

/dps
Snidely
2007-02-06 21:18:05 UTC
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Mitch Miller, Joe Barbera, and my mother -- 1911 was a banner year!
And all in New York State!

(mom knew Joe during his Wall Street days; I don't know if she met
Mitch)

/dps
Peter Ward
2007-02-05 22:06:29 UTC
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On Mon, 5 Feb 2007 15:36:40 -0500, "Kim"
Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
One holiday or observance (if any).
That's just a trick to find out people's birthdays and I'm not
playing.
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
No.
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Musician in a blues and rock group.
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
I hate tattoos. I see them as mutilation, as I do piercings.
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
Me.

If you want one other person, I can't name one. There are programmes
that never fail though - I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again and I'm Sorry
I Haven't A Clue, to name two.
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
No.
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
Didn't see one.
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Depends on occasion and mood.
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
Burn.
--
Peter

I'm an alien

email: groups at asylum dot nildram dot co dot uk
Hactar
2007-02-05 22:07:48 UTC
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Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
1846 - Elizabeth Barrett elopes with Robert Browning.
1890 - Salisbury, Rhodesia, is founded.
1953 - Nikita Khrushchev is elected first secretary of the Communist
Party of the Soviet Union.
Post by Kim
List two important birthdays
1966 - Ben Folds, American musician
1969 - James Frey, American writer
Post by Kim
and one interesting death.
2003 - Johnny Cash, American singer and guitarist (b. 1932)

That sucks. I rather liked his stuff.
Post by Kim
One holiday or observance (if any).
Maryland (United States) - Defenders Day.
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes, appendix too. No smallpox vaccination scar.
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Jeez. Um, I think being a motorbike racer would be neat, except for the
"you could get killed" and "you'll lose your hearing" aspects. I'd like
to be a success story, but you don't usually get paid for that.
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
None. No piercings, either.
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
My friends Sean and Bill, but I guess I laugh easily. That's two. (If I
have to pick one, Sean; he's 15m vs 5 hrs away.) Cartoons crack me up
when others find them merely humorous.
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
Heck no.
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
Did I see a movie last year...? Well odds are that I did all my movie
viewing from DVD.
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Something cheap and potent.
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
If the two people most involved think it's significant, it is
significant.
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
Burn. I'm a healthy shade of pale.
--
-eben ***@vTerYizUonI.nOetP royalty.no-ip.org:81
Answer: two spoonfuls in my cup, please.
Question: how much should I use? (why top-posting is bad)
http://www.fscked.co.uk/writing/top-posting-cuss.html
HVS
2007-02-05 22:20:50 UTC
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Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
- They found the Rosetta Stone in 1799.
- Napoleon surrendered in 1815.
- Jack Nicklaus played his last hole of competitive golf during The
Open Championship at Hole 18 at St Andrews, in 2005.
Post by Kim
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
- Rembrandt, 1606
- Jacques Derrida, 1930
- John Reginald Christie, British serial killer, executed 1953
Post by Kim
One holiday or observance (if any).
St Swithin's Day.
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yup.
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
My current job, researching histories of buildings and places.
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
None.
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
The late, great, wunnerful wunnerful Richard Pryor, doing stand-up;
almost always wet myself, even when I'd heard it before.
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
Yes.
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the
Best Movie you saw last year?
You're assuming everyone's seen at least one of them. Bad
assumption.
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Red wine; French; ddry.
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
Nope.
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
Neither, really; minor burn sometimes.
--
Cheers,
Harvey
Glenn Dowdy
2007-02-05 23:03:51 UTC
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Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
One holiday or observance (if any).
a. Harry Houdini's last performance, 1926; Black Thursday stock market
crash, 1929; Concorde makes its last commercial flight, 2003
b. births: Bill Wyman (this I already knew), the Big Bopper, Y.A. Tittle
(okay, that's three); death. Tycho Brahe
c. United Nations Day
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes.
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Rock newborns in the maternity ward at Poudre Valley Hospital.
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
Zero.
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
Amy Sedaris
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
Nope.
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
Actually watched last year: "Snatch".
Release last year, but watched this year: "Little Miss Sunshine".
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Laphroaig.
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
No.
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
Neither in a long time - I'm religious about sunscreen here at 5k feet above
sea level.

Glenn D.
darkon
2007-02-06 14:47:15 UTC
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Post by Glenn Dowdy
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What
Would It Be?
Rock newborns in the maternity ward at Poudre Valley Hospital.
They'll let you take an electric guitar in there?
Glenn Dowdy
2007-02-06 16:02:57 UTC
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Post by darkon
Post by Glenn Dowdy
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What
Would It Be?
Rock newborns in the maternity ward at Poudre Valley Hospital.
They'll let you take an electric guitar in there?
I have no response to this.

Glenn D.
Dover Beach
2007-02-05 23:36:17 UTC
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Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
1836 - U.S. Congress passes an act creating the Wisconsin Territory.

1918 - Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th
and 80th victims marking his final victories before his death the
following day.

1972 - Apollo 16 lands on the Moon.
Post by Kim
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
1889 - Adolf Hitler, Austrian-born German dictator (d. 1945)
1940 - George Takei, American actor

1314 - Pope Clement V (b. 1264)
Post by Kim
One holiday or observance (if any).
Unofficial "marijuana day" (see 420 (cannabis culture))
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yep, and they're big suckers. They scare medical students. It's fun.
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
I'd be a sociologist, but only if I could pick all my research projects
and never have to get grant money. Or teach.
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
None.
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
"never fails"? Hm. Thurber, maybe.
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
In a few areas. Not in most.
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best
Movie you saw last year?
I'm not sure I saw any movies that were released last year.
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Bourbon.
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
Nope.
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
Tan, baby. I get tan standing in front of a 60 watt bulb. I am the
queen of tan. I could outtan anyone in my high school. Stupid skin
cancer.
--
Dover
Charlie Pearce
2007-02-05 23:41:21 UTC
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On Mon, 5 Feb 2007 15:36:40 -0500, "Kim"
Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
1634 - Samuel Cole opens the first tavern in Boston, Massachusetts.
1924 - The song 'Happy Birthday To You' is published by Clayton Summy.
1952 - Ernest Hemingway completes his short novel The Old Man and the
Sea.
Post by Kim
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
1678 - Antonio Vivaldi, Italian composer (d. 1741)
1923 - Sir Patrick Moore, British astronomer

1994 - John Candy, Canadian comedian (b. 1950)
Post by Kim
One holiday or observance (if any).
Wales - Feast day of Rhiannon, Celtic Moon Goddess.
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes.
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
For a comfortable salary I would roam the planet eradicating
unnecessary capitalisations.
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
None.
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
Many have tried. Many have failed.
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
I don't know.
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation
of Kazakhstan.
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Depends on my mood.
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
Depends on the ritual.
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
I leave that kind of thing to professional torturers.

Charlie
--
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Please send no unsolicited email or foodstuffs
Bob Ward
2007-02-05 23:51:56 UTC
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On Mon, 5 Feb 2007 15:36:40 -0500, "Kim"
Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
One holiday or observance (if any).
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
I'm doing it - shooting Virtual Tours is very fulfilling, and allows
me to earn a full time income with part time participation. I get to
visit homes I'd otherwise see only in the magazines or on TV.
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
None
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
Shawn Wilson
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
Not exactly
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
The Devil Wore Prada
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Non-drinker
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
No
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
I try to avoid both.
Rick B.
2007-02-06 00:14:34 UTC
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Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
Kent State
Haymarket Square Riot
Pope Alexander VI divides the New World between Spain and Portugal
Post by Kim
List two important birthdays
Audrey Hepburn
El Cordobes
Post by Kim
and one interesting death.
Hokusai
Post by Kim
One holiday or observance (if any).
Feast Day of St. Monica of Hippo
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Posting to Usenet
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
0
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
Joanne R. from the offfice.
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
Hell no!
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best
Movie you saw last year?
n/a
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Dark beer
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
No
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
Used to tan but now seem to burn.
Lisa Ann
2007-02-06 00:49:41 UTC
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Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
321 - Constantine declares that dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the official
day of rest for the Roman Empire
1876 - Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for the telephone.
1968 - The First Battle of Saigon began (Interesting since 28 days before
this, my uncle died during the Tet Offensive, just outside of Saigon.)
Post by Kim
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
Births: Townes Van Zandt, Wanda Sykes
Death: - Alice B. Toklas (hmm...explains why I like brownies for my
birthday, doesn't it?)
Post by Kim
One holiday or observance (if any).
Oooh! It's Teachers Day in Albania!
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yep.
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Full-time handweaver
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
None. I have a cute birthmark near my belly button that looks like Alaska
and the Aleutian Islands, but no tats.
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
My mom.
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
Oh hell no.
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire? Did I see that last year?
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Red Wine.
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
No, although I don't anticipate doing it again in this lifetime.
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
Usually tan, unless I do something stupid like stay outside between 10am and
4pm with no sunscreen, by the water.

Lisa Ann
Dover Beach
2007-02-06 01:10:35 UTC
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Post by Lisa Ann
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
No, although I don't anticipate doing it again in this lifetime.
Really? Even if you fall in love again? Don't you think that after
several months you'd be all, We should take this to the next level, we
should be legally committed (har) to each other?
--
Dover
Dana Carpender
2007-02-06 01:58:42 UTC
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Post by Dover Beach
Post by Lisa Ann
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
No, although I don't anticipate doing it again in this lifetime.
Really? Even if you fall in love again? Don't you think that after
several months you'd be all, We should take this to the next level, we
should be legally committed (har) to each other?
After several months? It took Rick and me 5 1/2 years to get married.
Several months strikes me as rushing it.

Dana
Neal Eckhardt
2007-02-06 14:56:08 UTC
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On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 20:58:42 -0500, Dana Carpender
Post by Dana Carpender
After several months? It took Rick and me 5 1/2 years to get married.
Several months strikes me as rushing it.
I knew after a few months that my wife and I were destined to get
married.

Neal
Glenn Dowdy
2007-02-06 15:57:33 UTC
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Post by Neal Eckhardt
On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 20:58:42 -0500, Dana Carpender
Post by Dana Carpender
After several months? It took Rick and me 5 1/2 years to get married.
Several months strikes me as rushing it.
I knew after a few months that my wife and I were destined to get
married.
Likewise.

Glenn D.
Boron Elgar
2007-02-06 15:26:12 UTC
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On Tue, 06 Feb 2007 15:57:33 GMT, "Glenn Dowdy"
Post by Glenn Dowdy
Post by Neal Eckhardt
On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 20:58:42 -0500, Dana Carpender
Post by Dana Carpender
After several months? It took Rick and me 5 1/2 years to get married.
Several months strikes me as rushing it.
I knew after a few months that my wife and I were destined to get
married.
Likewise.
Glenn D.
I knew it before I met my husband.

Boron
Neal Eckhardt
2007-02-06 16:43:18 UTC
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On Tue, 06 Feb 2007 10:26:12 -0500, Boron Elgar
Post by Boron Elgar
I knew it before I met my husband.
Actually, I think I may have been in the same boat.

Long long ago, in a place far, far away (OK Rochester, 70 miles) I was
shopping at BLs Wholesale club. Well let's fast forward a year or so.
After I met my wife and we had dated awhile, she recounted a story
that one day she was "leaving" BJs and spotted a guy (me) at the
checkout line, and she couldn't take her eyes off of him (me).

Now go back to the long long ago reference and after she told me that
story, I remembered the incident too. At that time, my wife had
figured she was not likely to ever get married, and her hairdresser
wanted to try something wild. She gave her a "Butch" haircut.

She still had it when we started dating, anyway, I remember this woman
with the butch haircut staring at me at BJs. it made me VERY
uncomfortable. Then, suddenly, something went through my head.
Something like "You are going to marry that woman".
I shook it off as I never saw nyself going out with what looked like a
lesbian and could not figure where that stray thought came from.

Anyway, we got set up on a blind date by mutual friends.... and the
rest, as they say, is history.

Neal
Bill Turlock
2007-02-07 01:16:47 UTC
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Post by Neal Eckhardt
On Tue, 06 Feb 2007 10:26:12 -0500, Boron Elgar
Post by Boron Elgar
I knew it before I met my husband.
Actually, I think I may have been in the same boat.
Long long ago, in a place far, far away (OK Rochester, 70 miles) I was
shopping at BLs Wholesale club. Well let's fast forward a year or so.
After I met my wife and we had dated awhile, she recounted a story
that one day she was "leaving" BJs and spotted a guy (me) at the
checkout line, and she couldn't take her eyes off of him (me).
Now go back to the long long ago reference and after she told me that
story, I remembered the incident too. At that time, my wife had
figured she was not likely to ever get married, and her hairdresser
wanted to try something wild. She gave her a "Butch" haircut.
She still had it when we started dating, anyway, I remember this woman
with the butch haircut staring at me at BJs. it made me VERY
uncomfortable. Then, suddenly, something went through my head.
Something like "You are going to marry that woman".
I shook it off as I never saw nyself going out with what looked like a
lesbian and could not figure where that stray thought came from.
Anyway, we got set up on a blind date by mutual friends.... and the
rest, as they say, is history.
OK, now I'm hearing scary music...
Lesmond
2007-02-07 05:31:08 UTC
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Post by Neal Eckhardt
On Tue, 06 Feb 2007 10:26:12 -0500, Boron Elgar
Post by Boron Elgar
I knew it before I met my husband.
Actually, I think I may have been in the same boat.
Long long ago, in a place far, far away (OK Rochester, 70 miles) I was
shopping at BLs Wholesale club. Well let's fast forward a year or so.
After I met my wife and we had dated awhile, she recounted a story
that one day she was "leaving" BJs and spotted a guy (me) at the
checkout line, and she couldn't take her eyes off of him (me).
Now go back to the long long ago reference and after she told me that
story, I remembered the incident too. At that time, my wife had
figured she was not likely to ever get married, and her hairdresser
wanted to try something wild. She gave her a "Butch" haircut.
She still had it when we started dating, anyway, I remember this woman
with the butch haircut staring at me at BJs. it made me VERY
uncomfortable. Then, suddenly, something went through my head.
Something like "You are going to marry that woman".
I shook it off as I never saw nyself going out with what looked like a
lesbian and could not figure where that stray thought came from.
Anyway, we got set up on a blind date by mutual friends.... and the
rest, as they say, is history.
I love this story. Here's mine, although I'm sure I've told it before:

My husband and I have known each other since we were 11. I recall at my
eighth grade graduation my mother spotting my now husband. She said, "Oh,
he's really cute." I said "Ewwwwwwwwww. Yuck!"

He dated my best friend Sandy through most of high school and for ten years
total. For ten years I dated someone I met at college, name of Chris. Some
years later, when we were all 30, Sandy was a bridesmaid at our wedding (and
we all go to the June race at Pocono every year) and we go to Chris' mom's
house every year at Christmas. Well, Sandy doesn't. You know what I mean.

It's kinda weird, I guess, but there was so little animosity involved in
either breakup that it works.
--
Things fell apart with the alacrity of a cheetah.
N Jill Marsh
2007-02-06 18:55:26 UTC
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Post by Glenn Dowdy
Post by Neal Eckhardt
On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 20:58:42 -0500, Dana Carpender
Post by Dana Carpender
After several months? It took Rick and me 5 1/2 years to get married.
Several months strikes me as rushing it.
I knew after a few months that my wife and I were destined to get
married.
Likewise.
I don't think it makes much difference. I know people who took years
to decide, a couple who took hours, and there seems to be relatively
little correlation between that and the success of the marriage. There
were successful and unsuccessful pairing on both sides and everything
in between.

I wish my parents had been quicker to marry. They took nine years to
decide, and that's nine years of extra disgusting love affair to end
all love affairs they could have had. Dammit, I could have been a
rich and privileged boomer had the Honourable Mother got her thumb
out!

nj"yeah, well, no"m
--
"Like getting a tattoo or becoming a morris dancer,
I sensed that once I began this journey there would
be no turning back."
mike muth
2007-02-06 18:06:04 UTC
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Post by Dana Carpender
Post by Dover Beach
Post by Lisa Ann
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
No, although I don't anticipate doing it again in this lifetime.
Really? Even if you fall in love again? Don't you think that after
several months you'd be all, We should take this to the next level, we
should be legally committed (har) to each other?
After several months? It took Rick and me 5 1/2 years to get married.
Several months strikes me as rushing it.
I knew in less than a month that I wanted to get married. She took a
bit longer to persuade and the paperwork took forever. 31 years of
marriage and counting.

Mike
Nick Spalding
2007-02-06 18:36:41 UTC
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Post by mike muth
I knew in less than a month that I wanted to get married. She took a
bit longer to persuade and the paperwork took forever. 31 years of
marriage and counting.
Much the same for me. We met on 8th November 1958 and were engaged before
Christmas, married 18th July 1959. My wife died on 8th December 2003, 35
years and one month after we met.
--
Nick Spalding
mike muth
2007-02-06 21:21:48 UTC
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Post by Nick Spalding
Post by mike muth
I knew in less than a month that I wanted to get married. She took a
bit longer to persuade and the paperwork took forever. 31 years of
marriage and counting.
Much the same for me. We met on 8th November 1958 and were engaged before
Christmas, married 18th July 1959. My wife died on 8th December 2003, 35
years and one month after we met.
I met mine on December 8, 1974 and we were married October 23, 1975.

Mike
Lisa Ann
2007-02-07 02:32:59 UTC
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Post by Dover Beach
Post by Lisa Ann
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
No, although I don't anticipate doing it again in this lifetime.
Really? Even if you fall in love again? Don't you think that after
several months you'd be all, We should take this to the next level, we
should be legally committed (har) to each other?
Honey, when I hear people saying "legally committed" around me, I assume
there's a psych ward involved.

In the past 6 years, I've had several relationships, two that lasted over a
year each. With both of them, there were times when I wished they had some
sort of all-consuming hobbies that would take them elsewhere occasionally -
fishing, hunting, golf, live-action role-playing games...anything. Okay, in
those 2 relationships, one liked to hunt and fish, the other was into LARP,
but I didn't feel they were truly dedicated to their hobbies because they
didn't do it nearly often enough, and they both seemed to think that I would
resent any time they spent pursuing their hobbies. It wasn't because *I*
gave them the impression that I would be unhappy if they fished, hunted or
gamed...but their previous girlfriends had been extremely unhappy about
their fishing, hunting or gaming...and they'd "learned their lesson". So
while they thought they were doing the loving, generous thing by staying
close to home (and making sure I knew that they were staying close to home
because they loved me soooo much), I thought if they didn't get out to the
woods/out to the lake/over to the game soon I was going to teach them
another lesson. I might have *told* them it was erotic asphyxia, but I
suspect there would have been very little eroticism involved.

Where was I? Oh yeah, falling in love again and getting married. Yeah,
I'll probably fall in love again....but jeez, have some pity for the poor
guy because I'm a real pain in the ass who seems to require a great deal of
"alone" time. He'd have to be a saint to put up with me, and then I'd just
end up turning him into a martyred saint...

Lisa Ann
Bill Turlock
2007-02-07 02:56:47 UTC
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Post by Lisa Ann
Post by Dover Beach
Post by Lisa Ann
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
No, although I don't anticipate doing it again in this lifetime.
Really? Even if you fall in love again? Don't you think that after
several months you'd be all, We should take this to the next level, we
should be legally committed (har) to each other?
Honey, when I hear people saying "legally committed" around me, I assume
there's a psych ward involved.
In the past 6 years, I've had several relationships, two that lasted over a
year each. With both of them, there were times when I wished they had some
sort of all-consuming hobbies that would take them elsewhere occasionally -
fishing, hunting, golf, live-action role-playing games...anything. Okay, in
those 2 relationships, one liked to hunt and fish, the other was into LARP,
but I didn't feel they were truly dedicated to their hobbies because they
didn't do it nearly often enough, and they both seemed to think that I would
resent any time they spent pursuing their hobbies. It wasn't because *I*
gave them the impression that I would be unhappy if they fished, hunted or
gamed...but their previous girlfriends had been extremely unhappy about
their fishing, hunting or gaming...and they'd "learned their lesson". So
while they thought they were doing the loving, generous thing by staying
close to home (and making sure I knew that they were staying close to home
because they loved me soooo much), I thought if they didn't get out to the
woods/out to the lake/over to the game soon I was going to teach them
another lesson. I might have *told* them it was erotic asphyxia, but I
suspect there would have been very little eroticism involved.
Where was I? Oh yeah, falling in love again and getting married. Yeah,
I'll probably fall in love again....but jeez, have some pity for the poor
guy because I'm a real pain in the ass who seems to require a great deal of
"alone" time. He'd have to be a saint to put up with me, and then I'd just
end up turning him into a martyred saint...
Lisa Ann
I have read your post and would like to subscribe to your
newsletter. Please send your telephone number as well.

Bill
Dover Beach
2007-02-07 03:14:01 UTC
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Post by Lisa Ann
Where was I? Oh yeah, falling in love again and getting married.
Yeah, I'll probably fall in love again....but jeez, have some pity for
the poor guy because I'm a real pain in the ass who seems to require a
great deal of "alone" time. He'd have to be a saint to put up with
me, and then I'd just end up turning him into a martyred saint...
Oh, yeah, I need a lot of alone time too. These things can be worked
out. Marry somebody with a busy career. Or rent a second apartment and
don't provide your cell phone number. Or get him another girlfriend on
the side. It's all about creativity. And looove.
--
Dover
Tim Wright
2007-02-07 03:17:56 UTC
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Post by Lisa Ann
Where was I? Oh yeah, falling in love again and getting married. Yeah,
I'll probably fall in love again....but jeez, have some pity for the poor
guy because I'm a real pain in the ass who seems to require a great deal of
"alone" time. He'd have to be a saint to put up with me, and then I'd just
end up turning him into a martyred saint...
Lisa Ann
Ok, so you need alot of alone time. No problem. Find a guy you love.
Marry him. Buy him a set of golf clubs, a fishing boat, and a
motorcycle. You'll have all the alone time you want.
--
Tim W
Dana Carpender
2007-02-07 03:22:57 UTC
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Post by Tim Wright
Post by Lisa Ann
Where was I? Oh yeah, falling in love again and getting married.
Yeah, I'll probably fall in love again....but jeez, have some pity for
the poor guy because I'm a real pain in the ass who seems to require a
great deal of "alone" time. He'd have to be a saint to put up with
me, and then I'd just end up turning him into a martyred saint...
Lisa Ann
Ok, so you need alot of alone time. No problem. Find a guy you love.
Marry him. Buy him a set of golf clubs, a fishing boat, and a
motorcycle. You'll have all the alone time you want.
Or find a guy who needs alone time, too.

And live in a biggish house. Rick and I are both home right now, but
we're at different ends of the house.

Dana
Tim Wright
2007-02-07 03:26:10 UTC
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Post by Dana Carpender
Post by Tim Wright
Post by Lisa Ann
Where was I? Oh yeah, falling in love again and getting married.
Yeah, I'll probably fall in love again....but jeez, have some pity for
the poor guy because I'm a real pain in the ass who seems to require a
great deal of "alone" time. He'd have to be a saint to put up with
me, and then I'd just end up turning him into a martyred saint...
Lisa Ann
Ok, so you need alot of alone time. No problem. Find a guy you love.
Marry him. Buy him a set of golf clubs, a fishing boat, and a
motorcycle. You'll have all the alone time you want.
Or find a guy who needs alone time, too.
And live in a biggish house. Rick and I are both home right now, but
we're at different ends of the house.
Dana
Oh, oh, I know, I know. Move to Malone, NY and open an employment
agency. Alone time out the wazoo.
--
Tim W
Opus the Penguin
2007-02-06 04:29:14 UTC
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Post by Lisa Ann
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire?
I just could not stand the new Dumbledore. Gambon seemed to get the
character just totally, completely, absolutely, 100% wrong.
--
Opus the Penguin
I'd change it but I can't think of anything I like better just now.
darkon
2007-02-06 15:08:57 UTC
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Post by Opus the Penguin
Post by Lisa Ann
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire?
I just could not stand the new Dumbledore. Gambon seemed to get
the character just totally, completely, absolutely, 100% wrong.
Yeah, he's far too serious most of the time. Dumbledore's sense of
humor is never very far in the background. "Nitwit! Blubber!
Oddment! Tweak!" And what's with this "Eternal Glory!" he shouts in
GoF? That's not Dumbledore.

It's a shame Richard Harris died. He was always fun on Carson,
telling his outrageous tales of what he and (usually) Peter O'Toole
did while drinking. I want a copy of "Wrestling Earnest Hemingway".
That's an underrated little movie. Harris, Duvall, Maclaine, and the
first time I ever noticed Sandra Bullock.

I would have preferred Ian McKellan. He made a good Gandalf; I think
he'd be a good Dumbledore, too. There's talk of a live-action Hobbit
movie. McKellan wants to play Gandalf in it, too.
Lisa Ann
2007-02-07 02:48:14 UTC
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Post by darkon
Post by Opus the Penguin
Post by Lisa Ann
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire?
I just could not stand the new Dumbledore. Gambon seemed to get
the character just totally, completely, absolutely, 100% wrong.
Yeah, he's far too serious most of the time. Dumbledore's sense of
humor is never very far in the background. "Nitwit! Blubber!
Oddment! Tweak!" And what's with this "Eternal Glory!" he shouts in
GoF? That's not Dumbledore.
It's a shame Richard Harris died. He was always fun on Carson,
telling his outrageous tales of what he and (usually) Peter O'Toole
did while drinking. I want a copy of "Wrestling Earnest Hemingway".
That's an underrated little movie. Harris, Duvall, Maclaine, and the
first time I ever noticed Sandra Bullock.
I would have preferred Ian McKellan. He made a good Gandalf; I think
he'd be a good Dumbledore, too. There's talk of a live-action Hobbit
movie. McKellan wants to play Gandalf in it, too.
Well, I posted the same comment....12 hours later! LOL.

Lisa Ann
Lisa Ann
2007-02-07 02:47:28 UTC
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Post by Opus the Penguin
Post by Lisa Ann
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire?
I just could not stand the new Dumbledore. Gambon seemed to get the
character just totally, completely, absolutely, 100% wrong.
Well, to be honest, I never thought either actor "got" Dumbledore. I
thought Ian MacKellen (sp?) would have been perfect - the right combination
of whimsy and sternness. But nooo...MacKellen had to be Gandalf instead of
Dumbledore!

Ah well...

Lisa Ann
Dana Carpender
2007-02-07 03:11:13 UTC
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Post by Lisa Ann
Post by Opus the Penguin
Post by Lisa Ann
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire?
I just could not stand the new Dumbledore. Gambon seemed to get the
character just totally, completely, absolutely, 100% wrong.
Well, to be honest, I never thought either actor "got" Dumbledore. I
thought Ian MacKellen (sp?) would have been perfect - the right combination
of whimsy and sternness. But nooo...MacKellen had to be Gandalf instead of
Dumbledore!
I would have loved MacKellen in the role; thought of him myself -- but
then, I'd pay to watch Ian MacKellen read the Yellow Pages.

A far less known actor who occurred to me for the role of Dumbledore was
Edward Petherbridge: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0677489/

Hmm. Let me look for a picture or two...

No picture at Wikipedia, but here's his writeup:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Petherbridge

Okay, here's a fairly recent photo:
Loading Image...

Here he is as Lord Peter Wimsey in the late 1980s:
Loading Image...

Turns out he's a pal and colleague of MacKellen.

Dana
Veronique
2007-02-06 01:33:07 UTC
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Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
Events

1643 - Abel Tasman discovers Tonga.
1924 - Vladimir Lenin dies and Joseph Stalin begins to purge his
rivals to clear way for his leadership.
1977 - President Jimmy Carter pardons nearly all American Vietnam War
draft evaders, some of whom had emigrated to Canada.
Post by Kim
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
Births:

1824 - Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, American Confederate Army general
(d. 1863)
1922 - Telly Savalas, American actor (d. 1994)

Death:

2006 - Wally The Thames Whale (b. 1999)
Post by Kim
One holiday or observance (if any).
Squirrel Appreciation Day
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes.
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
I think I kinda do it. People ask for my advice and I give it to them.
And I make them feel not stupid and then we laugh about the stupidity
in the world.
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
Nada.
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
Prolly Pushmi-Pullyu. Or my sister.
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
I am but organized north-north-west; when the wind is in the east,
it's a little chaotic 'round here.
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
Paid no attention to the Oscar nominations; uh,... um....okay, this
confirms I'm terrible at remembering movies I've seen.
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Gin gimlet.
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
Dunno. I'd like to be married, but I can't imagine who I'd be married
to.
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
Yes, but try to avoid both these days.


V.
--
Veronique Chez Sheep
a***@yahoo.com
2007-02-06 03:58:36 UTC
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Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
One holiday or observance (if any).
Bill Wilder died 2002
Three Mile Island meltdown (I was 90 miles away that day)
The Battle of Waireka begins in the first Taranaki war (Who will be
the first to tell me where and what year happened without looking it
up?)
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Write Science Fiction
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
None
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
?
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
No
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Beer
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
No
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
Burn
Bob E.
2007-02-06 03:58:56 UTC
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Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
1605 - Gunpowder Plot: A plot led by Robert Catesby to blow up the
English Houses of Parliament is thwarted when Sir Thomas Knyvet, a
justice of the peace, finds Guy Fawkes in a cellar below the
Parliament building.

1951 - I Love Lucy airs for the first time.

2006 - Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein sentenced to death by
hanging for crimes against humanity.
Post by Kim
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
1911 - Roy Rogers, American actor (b)
1947 - Peter Noone, English musician (Herman's Hermits) (b)
1960 - Johnny Horton, country music singer (d)
Post by Kim
One holiday or observance (if any).
Guy Fawkes night (see first entry above)
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
They were ungracious tenants and had to be evicted.
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Beachcomber/jukebox & pinball repairman
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
No way.
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
Most any happy three-year-old.
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
In some regards, but don't dare look at my desk (or junk room)
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
Last went to a movie theater in 2002, so pass.
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
The Mai-Tai served at Tao Tao restaurant in Sunnyvale, California.
I've since learned how to make them, but come, let me buy you one.
One is transcendant, two is "we're having fun", three is dangerous,
four is trouble.
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
Not an authority, never been. That said, I think it is too important
to mess up.
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
Burn unless extremely careful. Tans are a lot of work.


--Bob
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Bob Ellingson ***@halted.com
Halted Specialties Co., Inc. http://www.halted.com
3500 Ryder St. (408) 732-1573
Santa Clara, Calif. 95051 USA (408) 732-6428 (FAX)
Opus the Penguin
2007-02-06 04:03:34 UTC
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Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
1664 - The Netherlands surrenders New Amsterdam to England.
1841 - The Sultan of Brunei cedes Sarawak to Britain.
1973 - Guinea-Bissau declares its independence from Portugal.
Post by Kim
List two important birthdays
1896 - F. Scott Fitzgerald, American novelist
1936 - Jim Henson, American puppeteer
Post by Kim
and one interesting death.
366 - Pope Liberius
Post by Kim
One holiday or observance (if any).
In ancient Latvia, the third day of Mikeli, and the only day of the
year during which men proposed to their prospective wives.
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes. They're still in my throat, even.
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Pastor.
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
Zip.
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
There is no such person. Jerry Bauer's got a pretty high average
though.
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
Can I get back to you on that?
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the
Best Movie you saw last year?
A Christmas Story.
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Bailey's Irish Cream.
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
No.
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
Yes.
--
Opus the Penguin
I'd change it but I can't think of anything I like better just now.
Tim Wright
2007-02-06 04:23:53 UTC
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Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
One holiday or observance (if any).
1865 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is shot in Ford's Theatre by John
Wilkes Booth.
1912 - The British ocean liner RMS Titanic strikes an iceberg in the
North Atlantic on its maiden voyage, plunging beneath the waves and
taking with it over 1,500 lives at about 2:20 a.m. the following morning.
1970 - One of Apollo 13's oxygen tanks explodes, causing a cancelled
moon mission. The explosion occurrs on April 13th in several time zones.
1907 - François Duvalier, Haitian politician (d. 1971)
1941 - Pete Rose, American baseball player
N'Ko Alphabet Day - the anniversary of the day the N'Ko alphabet was
completed in 1949.
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Public speaking. Weird, huh?
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
Zero. zip, nada.
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
Victor Borge
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
Oh hell no.
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
Didn't see any.
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Scotch
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
no
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
Tan
--
Tim W
Greg Johnson
2007-02-06 04:25:44 UTC
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Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
55BC - Julius Caesar invades Britain
1883 - Krakatoa erupts
1920 - The 19th amendment gives US women the right to vote
Post by Kim
List two important birthdays
1743 - Antoine Lavoisier
1906 - Albert Sabin
Post by Kim
and one interesting death.
1944 - Adam von Trott du Solz, a member of the Kriesau Circle, was
hanged for his part in a plot to assassinate Hitler.
Post by Kim
One holiday or observance (if any).
St Ninian's day. I find it interesting that St Ninian apparently
didn't exist, being the result of a scribe's spelling error when
referring to St Finnian.
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
"Anything In The World" sounds nice, giving me plenty of scope to
change as I feel like it.
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
None
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
I am when I can be bothered, which is not as often as it ought to be,
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
Burn
Jon M
2007-02-06 05:02:52 UTC
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Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
One holiday or observance (if any).
Margaret Sanger and the guy who played Chekov (but not Anton
Chekov)were both born on my birthday. Nobody interesting died on my
birthday, but I've got some requests and I'm making a list.
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
No
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
I'd be a cook. No, I'd own a printing shop.
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
Maybe I have tattoos on my tonsils.
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
Rodney Dangerfield used to. Now it's Gilbert Gottfried.
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
No.
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
I don't get out much, so Children of Men was probably the best out of
a small pool.
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Rum and coke is always good. If I weren't too lazy and cheap, I'd
like bloody maries and mojitos.
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
I've certainly moved beyond it. My son and his fiance disagree.
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
I don't even walk by the window in the summer.


Jon M






They call them fingers, but nobody ever sees them fing.
Rick B.
2007-02-06 12:52:24 UTC
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Post by Jon M
Margaret Sanger and the guy who played Chekov (but not Anton
Chekov)were both born on my birthday. Nobody interesting died on my
birthday, but I've got some requests and I'm making a list.
Aaron Burr and Isadora Duncan weren't interesting? You have high standards.
Ulo Melton
2007-02-06 05:12:48 UTC
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Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
1876 - Wyatt Earp starts work in Dodge City, Kansas under Marshal Larry
Deger.

1910 - The Earth passes through the tail of Comet Halley.

1980 - 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption: Mount St. Helens erupts in
Washington, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage.
Post by Kim
List two important birthdays
1868 - Nikolai Aleksandrovich Romanov, Nicholas II, Last Emperor of
Russia.

1872 - Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, English mathematician and
philosopher, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Post by Kim
and one interesting death.
2002 - Davey Boy Smith, Wrestler.
Post by Kim
One holiday or observance (if any).
Festival of the god Pan in Ancient Greece.
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Nope. Yanking them was very much in vogue when I was a child.
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Remittance man.
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
None.
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
Never? There's no such person.
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
Yes, but I also consider myself handsome and intelligent, so you can't
go by that.
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
Can't remember the title. It was that one with actors, where they did
stuff.
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
In my drinking days, it was cognac.
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
It seems to still be going strong.
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
Tan if I do it in smallish increments. Burn if I try to rush it.

How come you never answer these questions yourself? Come on, spill your
guts.
--
Ulo Melton
http://www.sewergator.com - Your Pipeline To Adventure
"Show me a man who is not afraid of being eaten by an alligator
in a sewer, and I'll show you a fool." -Roger Ebert
Kim
2007-02-06 06:03:27 UTC
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Post by Kim
Post by Ulo Melton
How come you never answer these questions yourself? Come on, spill
your guts.
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
1307 - Hundreds of Knights Templar in France are simultaneously arrested by
agents of Phillip the Fair, to be later tortured into "admitting" heresy.

1775 - The United States Continental Congress orders the establishment of
the Continental Navy (later renamed the United States Navy).

1965 - The British rock band The Who first records their hit, My Generation.

No events for my actual year of birth. I guess no one informed them I
debuted that year.
Post by Kim
List two important birthdays
1925 - Lenny Bruce, American comedian (d. 1966)

1947 - Sammy Hagar, American singer (since someone else listed David Lee
Roth, I thought this one was appropriate)
Post by Kim
and one interesting death.
1974 - Ed Sullivan, American television personality (b. 1901)
Post by Kim
One holiday or observance (if any).
Roman lvals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
As far as I know
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Lawyer - probably an appeals lawyer, because then you get to combine
research with actual pleading.
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
One
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
My youngest son. He's funny mostly because he doesn't mean to be - he just
has a very sharp, logical mind coupled with a complete and total lack of
common sense and the results are hilarious.
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
I used to. And I still mean to be and would like to be, but the surroundings
make that difficult.
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?

I don't think I saw any of the nominated movies, but the best movie I saw
last year would probably be "A History of Violence" or "Requiem for a Dream"
or "Hostel".
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Rum & Eggnog - White Russians if eggnog is not available.
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
Probably - but I'm stuck now.
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
Tan, for sure. I don't think I've ever had a sunburn.
--
Kim
http://thedarwinexception.wordpress.com
*It's encouraging to know the makers of Soylent Green would be forced by
today's FDA guidelines to include the phrase "Ingredients: People" in the
nutritional disclosure. However, I sense most shoppers would just see "Now
with no trans fats!" splashed on the front and drop a few cans in their
carts anyway. (Brad Simanek)*
Mike
2007-02-06 06:00:56 UTC
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"Kim" <***@twcny.rr.com> wrote in message news:***@corp.supernews.com...

If your internet service ever goes out again, I'm going to come out there
and kill someone.
Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
One holiday or observance (if any).
The Persians were busy this day:

480 BC - Greco-Persian Wars: Battle of Thermopylae - Persians under Xerxes
defeat Spartans under King Leonidas. The Spartans fought to the last man.
480 BC - Greco-Persian Wars: Battle of Artemisium - The Persian and Greek
fleets also fight the indecisive . (Note: that is not a misprint).

1858 - First ascent of the Eiger. Led by Clint Eastwood. He didn't mean to
climb the mountain, but took a wrong turn while trying to kill George
Kennedy.
1934 - Federal prison opened at Alcatraz Island. Clint Eastwood escapes
several years later.

1966 - John Lennon holds a press conference in Chicago apologizing for
stating that the Beatles were "more popular than Jesus". Jesus attends, says
he is the Beatle's "biggest fan."
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes.
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
A novelist.
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
None.
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
Kim. Yes, that Kim.
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
Absolutely not.
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
The Fog of War.
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
A very good red wine. Pichon LaLande, Grange Hermitage, Unico...
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
No.
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
Yes.

Sorry. I tan pretty well.

-- Mike --
Jeannie
2007-02-06 06:15:11 UTC
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Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
A. Abercrombie & Mitch: Capture of the entire Dutch fleet by British
forces under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby and Admiral Sir
Charles Mitchell during the Second Coalition of the French
Revolutionary Wars.

B. Did They Talk To Him?: Burgess Shale fossils discovered by
Charles Doolittle Walcott.

C. You Ain't Just Whistlin' Dixie: Union forces are defeated in the
second Battle of Bull Run.
Post by Kim
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
A. Tug McGraw (and the son ain't bad neither)
B. Molly Ivins (we will miss you)
C. Shimazu Yoshihiro--from his bio, he apparently didn't die
violently, for a wonder
Post by Kim
One holiday or observance (if any).
International Day of the Disappeared
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes.
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Animal husbandry.
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
None.
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
My daughter.
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
Yes, but only when I want to be.
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
I didn't see any of the nominated movies, so my vote is for "Cars."
Amazing animation of dust, neon reflections, western vistas, and
racetracks even down to the rubber "marbles" shed by the cars' tires.
Good music, too.
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Drambuie
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
No.
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
Burn.
Jerry Bauer
2007-02-06 07:42:47 UTC
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On Mon, 5 Feb 2007 12:36:40 -0800, Kim wrote
(in article <***@corp.supernews.com>):


Well, all right -- but you could just ask what day is my birthday.
Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
1975 - Randall Thompson debuts his opera, "War and Peace"

1623 - The Battle of Winefred's Sheep

1891 - Gold discovered in the Alps
Post by Kim
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
856 - Thurwald Koenigsgeiger

1986 - Lisette Handiside

1378 - Anne of Arles
Post by Kim
One holiday or observance (if any).
Krisp Kohlrabi
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Church Organist
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
None
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
No one never fails to make me laugh.
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
No
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
I did not see any movie in a theater, and I don't remember any that I
saw on television.
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
I don't have one -- I don't drink alcohol.
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
What ritual isn't?
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
No
Random832
2007-02-06 12:23:40 UTC
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Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
1919 - The Boston Molasses Disaster kills 21 people.
1936 - The first building to be completely covered in glass is completed
in Toledo, Ohio (the building was for the Owens-Illinois Glass
Company).
2001 - Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.
Post by Kim
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
1906 - Aristotle Onassis, Greek businessman (d. 1975)
1929 - Martin Luther King Jr, American civil rights leader, Nobel
laureate (d. 1968)

I've never heard of any of the deaths, but this guy died on his
birthday:
2002 - Steve Gromek, baseball player (b. 1920)
Post by Kim
One holiday or observance (if any).
I suppose Martin Luther King Jr day doesn't count since it's a floating
monday... hmm, then... Korean Alphabet day.
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
yes
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Internet stuff. Like, sit around on usenet and wikipedia all day.
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
None
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
No.
Neal Eckhardt
2007-02-06 14:38:52 UTC
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On Mon, 5 Feb 2007 15:36:40 -0500, "Kim"
Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
One holiday or observance (if any).
1778 - In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first
European to visit Maui

1842 - The University of Notre Dame is founded.

1941 - World War II: Attack on Pearl Harbor - A fleet of six aircraft
carriers commanded by Japanese Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo leaves
Hitokapu Bay for Pearl Harbor under strict radio silence

My birthday

1922 - Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist (d. 2000)

1939 - Tina Turner, American singer and actress

Death: 1956 - Tommy Dorsey, American bandleader (b. 1905)
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Nope
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
A job testing new electronic gadgets.
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
zero
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
Two people, my kids. If I have to narrow it down... Gee, this is
hard.... my son.
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
Yes, messy, but I know where to find everything (until my wife cleans
up).
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
not sure
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
I don't like the taste of alcohol. I am doomed to be a perpetual
designated driver.
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
Nope
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
Burn

Neal
Heather
2007-02-06 15:19:40 UTC
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On Mon, 5 Feb 2007 15:36:40 -0500, "Kim"
Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
939 - Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England.

1810 - United States annexes the former Spanish colony of West
Florida.

1995 - Latvia applies for membership in the European Union.
Post by Kim
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
1728 - James Cook, British naval captain and explorer (d. 1779)

1914 - Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet (d. 1953)

1553 - Michael Servetus, Spanish theologian and doctor (burned at the
stake) (b. 1511)
Post by Kim
One holiday or observance (if any).
Turkmenistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Whatever I happened to feel like doing on that particular day
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
None
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
P.G. Wodehouse
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
Definitely not
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
Have they made any movies worth seeing lately?
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
A nice Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, although a good single malt
scotch is very enjoyable too
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
Marriage itself is probably not outdated but the ridiculously
extravagant ceremonies frequently accompanying it certainly should be.
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
Burn
Jeannie
2007-02-06 17:06:53 UTC
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I'm amazed at how many of us still have our tonsils. Aren't lots of
us in our 40's and 50's, the generation that seemed to have its
tonsils out with any childhood sore throat?

Jeannie
would rather not have them, actually, but couldn't convince the dr. to
take 'em last time I had tonsillitis twice in one year
Dover Beach
2007-02-06 17:52:50 UTC
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Post by Jeannie
I'm amazed at how many of us still have our tonsils. Aren't lots of
us in our 40's and 50's, the generation that seemed to have its
tonsils out with any childhood sore throat?
Jeannie
would rather not have them, actually, but couldn't convince the dr. to
take 'em last time I had tonsillitis twice in one year
I think it's actually the generation now in their 60s and 70s who got
tonsils removed. My sister, born in 1954, was already past the
"Tonsils! Get 'em!" phase of medical science. My mom, born in 1922,
doesn't have hers, though. She must've had them out around 1929 or
1930.
--
Dover
Nick Spalding
2007-02-06 18:17:37 UTC
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Post by Dover Beach
Post by Jeannie
I'm amazed at how many of us still have our tonsils. Aren't lots of
us in our 40's and 50's, the generation that seemed to have its
tonsils out with any childhood sore throat?
Jeannie
would rather not have them, actually, but couldn't convince the dr. to
take 'em last time I had tonsillitis twice in one year
I think it's actually the generation now in their 60s and 70s who got
tonsils removed. My sister, born in 1954, was already past the
"Tonsils! Get 'em!" phase of medical science. My mom, born in 1922,
doesn't have hers, though. She must've had them out around 1929 or
1930.
I think you are right. It was all the rage when I was growing up in the
30s and 40s, though I escaped intact, but virtually unknown in my kids'
generation growing up in the 60s and 70s and has remained so. Some people
had their adenoids (whatever they are) out too.
--
Nick Spalding
Blinky the Shark
2007-02-06 20:29:37 UTC
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Dover Beach wrote, in
Post by Dover Beach
Post by Jeannie
I'm amazed at how many of us still have our tonsils. Aren't
lots of us in our 40's and 50's, the generation that seemed
to have its tonsils out with any childhood sore throat?
Jeannie
would rather not have them, actually, but couldn't convince
the dr. to take 'em last time I had tonsillitis twice in one
year
I think it's actually the generation now in their 60s and 70s
who got tonsils removed. My sister, born in 1954, was already
past the "Tonsils! Get 'em!" phase of medical science. My mom,
born in 1922, doesn't have hers, though. She must've had them
out around 1929 or 1930.
I think you are right. It was all the rage when I was growing
up in the 30s and 40s, though I escaped intact, but virtually
unknown in my kids' generation growing up in the 60s and 70s and
has remained so. Some people had their adenoids (whatever they
are) out too.
And my experience is that that all probably came to an end in the
'50s. I remember plenty of friends having their tonsils out when
I was a kid in that decade. Adenoids I'm less sure of, but I
remember my parents talking about that procedure in a way that I
seems in retrospect to make it sound like a not uncommon surgery
as well. I never had either operation.
--
Blinky
Killfiling all posts from Google Groups
Details: http://blinkynet.net/comp/uip5.html
Bill Turlock
2007-02-07 01:23:53 UTC
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Post by Nick Spalding
Post by Dover Beach
Post by Jeannie
I'm amazed at how many of us still have our tonsils. Aren't lots of
us in our 40's and 50's, the generation that seemed to have its
tonsils out with any childhood sore throat?
Jeannie
would rather not have them, actually, but couldn't convince the dr. to
take 'em last time I had tonsillitis twice in one year
I think it's actually the generation now in their 60s and 70s who got
tonsils removed. My sister, born in 1954, was already past the
"Tonsils! Get 'em!" phase of medical science. My mom, born in 1922,
doesn't have hers, though. She must've had them out around 1929 or
1930.
I think you are right. It was all the rage when I was growing up in the
30s and 40s, though I escaped intact, but virtually unknown in my kids'
generation growing up in the 60s and 70s and has remained so. Some people
had their adenoids (whatever they are) out too.
artificial aden?
Lisa Ann
2007-02-07 03:05:42 UTC
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Post by Jeannie
I'm amazed at how many of us still have our tonsils. Aren't lots of
us in our 40's and 50's, the generation that seemed to have its
tonsils out with any childhood sore throat?
I think the only reason I still have mine is that it was considered a Bad
Thing to take tonsils out of cleft-affected kids, for fear we'd get even
*more* ear infections. Since I seemed to have ear infections every single
day between birth and 13, I don't see how I could have gotten more ear
infections, but there you go. On the other hand, I had so many surgeries as
a kid I don't regret not losing my tonsils. After all, there are much, much
easier ways of getting free jello.

Lisa Ann
mike muth
2007-02-06 17:43:00 UTC
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Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
I can do that without Wikipedia.

Battle of Bunker (Breed's) Hill
Battle of the Rosebud
Worker's uprising in the DDR
(bonus)
Watergate break-in
Battle of Aldie
Post by Kim
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
Two births of people I don't care for:
Newt Gingrich
Barry Manilow

Interesting death:
Eugène Weidmann - last man to be publicly executed in France
Post by Kim
One holiday or observance (if any).
Bunker Hill Day in Boston
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Nope
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Retired gentleman.
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
None
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
Victor Borge
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
Organized, but not overly so. More than most people.
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
Didn't see a first run movie last year. Or the 10 years before that.

Hey, I finally saw the first House episode last week...
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Sangria. Not the ersatz stuff, but the Spanish drink.
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
Nope.
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
Yes. When I do burn, it normally changes to a tan in a couple of
days. After that, no burns for the rest of the season.

Mike
h***@gmail.com
2007-02-06 18:13:38 UTC
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Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
List three events that happened on your birthday.
1929 - In New York City, the Museum of Modern Art opens to the public.
1932 - Buck Rogers in the 25th Century airs on radio for the first time.
1940 - In Tacoma, Washington, the middle section of the Tacoma Narrows
Bridge ("Galloping Gertie") collapses in a windstorm, a mere four
months after the bridge's completion.
Post by Kim
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
1879 - Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary (d. 1940)
1913 - Albert Camus, French writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1960)
1910 (O.S.) - Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (b. 1828)
Post by Kim
One holiday or observance (if any).
Russia - day of the October Revolution (1917) in the Gregorian Calendar,
unofficially commemorated
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes.
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
idle rich
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
None.
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
George W. Bush. I think he's got a real future in comedy.
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
Not enough, no.
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best
Movie you saw last year?
Snakes on a Plane
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Gin & tonic
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
Nope. And one of these times, maybe I'll manage to get it right.
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
Ya.
--
Huey
Lesmond
2007-02-07 05:10:06 UTC
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Post by h***@gmail.com
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
Nope. And one of these times, maybe I'll manage to get it right.
One of these times?
--
Things fell apart with the alacrity of a cheetah.
groo
2007-02-06 18:26:44 UTC
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Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
One holiday or observance (if any).
This looks too much like it would require effort to me. If someone
wants to do my homework for me, my birthday is Nov. 5.

The British are wonderful people...every year, they set off fireworks
on my birthday. I'm hopeful that in the future they will also send me
free beer and hookers. But fireworks are a good start.
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yep. Every few years I wish I didn't, when I get a bad sore throat or
they get infected. But we are mostly on good enough terms.

Ice Cream!
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Roughly in decreasing order of desirability:

Independently Wealthy.
Superhero.
Rock star.
Porn star.
Supreme Emperor of Earth.
Exalted beer taster.
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
None. I think they are trendy. I am not trendy. I pretty much disdain
things that are trendy. I am a fashion trendsetter! Now I just need
some followers.
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
Kim on afca.
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
If I want to be. I rarely want to be. I'm typically only moderately
organized, and I get by with that.
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
I'm really bad at this type of question, because my brain doesn't
remember what was "last year" very well. Plus, I tend to wait for
stuff to come out on DVD, so I'm a bit behind. I just looked at a list
of the top 150 grossing movies of 2006, and none of the ones I've seen
really impressed me that much. "Superman Returns" had really good
sound, though. It scared the cat. Maybe someone else will mention
something that I liked, but I haven't read anyone else's response yet.
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Hooray beer!
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
I differentiate between the marriage ceremony ritual and the actuality
of being married.
I think all rituals are archaic, at best. But the institution of
marriage is OK for some people. It's not for everyone.
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
Tan, then burn.
Basil Drake
2007-02-06 21:55:39 UTC
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Once upon a Mon, 5 Feb 2007 15:36:40 -0500 dreary...over many a quaint and
curious alt.fan.cecil-adams of forgotten lore... quoth "Kim"
Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
No,

I do not believe truth nor knowledge is a matter of consensus. I do not use
Wiki-wacky-woo.
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
No.
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Have sex with gorgeous women.
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
None.
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
Me.
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
I had the answer to that on a slip of paper. Wait a moment, I'll go find
it....

[10 minutes pass]

Sorry, can't seem to find it.
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
I don't go to theaters. Too ****ing expensive to sit there and hear
loud-mouth kids, drunks, and yuppies talking on their cell phones.
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
One that's free. ;-)
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
Yes.

But then, that might be the point.
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
Yes.
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Peter Boulding
2007-02-06 22:04:55 UTC
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Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
OK.
Post by Kim
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
1869 - Edison patents his electric voting machine. (Hah!)
1967 - Sgt. Pepper released.
2005 - The Dutch set years of planning by European politicians and
bureaucrats at naught by rejecting the proposed EU Constitution in a
referendum.
Post by Kim
List two important birthdays
Marilyn Monroe (1926)
Ron Wood (1947)
Post by Kim
and one interesting death.
Sonny Boy Williamson (1948)
Post by Kim
One holiday or observance (if any).
National Accordion Awareness Month begins (US only).
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes.
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Composer.
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
None.
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
No-one *never* fails, but the Johns (Bird and Fortune) come close,
especially in the "George Parr" interviews.
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
NO.
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
I don't recall having seen anything made after 2002. Nothing I saw for the
first time last year is worth mentioning.
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Dry champagne (although I haven't had much in ages).
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
Yes and no. Right now it's a dying institution - at least in much of the
West - and separation of church and state is urgently needed. But in
principle it's a necessary institution and will remain so for the
foreseeable future.
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
*Can* tan, but burn easily (Irish and Nordic genes).
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Nostradamus
2007-02-06 23:05:50 UTC
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On Mon, 5 Feb 2007 15:36:40 -0500, "Kim"
Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
One holiday or observance (if any).
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Gigolo.
Bill Turlock
2007-02-07 01:28:58 UTC
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Post by Paul L. Madarasz
On Mon, 5 Feb 2007 15:36:40 -0500, "Kim"
Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
One holiday or observance (if any).
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Gigolo.
Is there much call for them nowadays?
John Hatpin
2007-02-06 23:59:17 UTC
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Post by Kim
1. Go to Wikipedia.
In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
List three events that happened on your birthday.
List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
One holiday or observance (if any).
Interesting death? Shia Imam Husayn bin Ali, the grandson of the
Prophet Muhammad, was decapitated by forces under Caliph Yazid I.
Post by Kim
2. Do you still have your tonsils?
Depends on your definition. My pharyngeal tonsils (aka "adenoids")
got removed when I was still knee-high to a horse, but the regular
ones remain, and a fine job they're doing, too. It's nice - not
essential, but nice - to know that you've still got some tonsilly
stuff going down in there.
Post by Kim
3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?
Owner and captain of a submarine, sailing in warm climes, diving reefs
and shipwrecks, taking decent passengers on board and getting to chat
with them while we explored the hidden depths. Strange, colourful
fish swim past while my cook prepares the meal.

That, or a professional jazz pianist role.
Post by Kim
4. How many tattoos do you have, if any?
None. If I wanted to display a picture or something to the world to
announce something, I'd write it on a piece of paper and put it on top
of a hat. That way, when I'd changed my mind, I could take the piece
of paper out of my hat without expensive and painful surgery.
Post by Kim
5. Who is the one person that never fails to make you laugh?
Even the greatest funny people sometimes fall flat. So "never fails"
doesn't work for me. There are a number of people who make me laugh
more than others, but they're British comedians, and you wouldn't have
heard of them. Jeremy Hardy is about the best.

Or are you asking about people I've actually met?
Post by Kim
6. Do you consider yourself well organized?
No. I'm shit at organising, and I'm ashamed, depressed and extremely
fed-up about it. It's a continuous struggle: Hatpin vs. Pieces of A4
That Came Through The Post That Demand Immediate Attention.

Six months ago, I bought a metal filing cabinet. It cost good money,
too. It even has wheels on the bottom! It's empty, but my desk is
piled high.
Post by Kim
7. The Oscar nominations were recently announced - what was the Best Movie
you saw last year?
I don't tend to watch films. It's difficult for me to spend that
amount of time passively in front of a screen; I get bored. Give me
the Interweb any time, so I can take part.
Post by Kim
8. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Beer. I like wine too, but I mostly drink beer. And too much of it.
Post by Kim
9. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?
It is for me. Generally, though, I'm in favour, especially where kids
are involved. They need the stability of consistent parenthood, but
it's sadly rare for that to happen in real life.

If you can't commit to a lifetime of mutual and undivided devotion,
it's not working, and marriage is the best method we have of
encouraging couples to work together through the tough patches.

Thus spake divorcee-with-two-kids.
Post by Kim
10. Do you burn or tan?
Tan. I go a lovely shade of bronze, but I live in the UK, so it's
rarely seen.
--
John Hatpin
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