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remember when we all talked about moving to butte? good times, or times, at least.
Talk about Main Stream Media crap…
I’ve got a new work computer with Windows 10 (yech) and every time I open a tab it throws a bunch of clickbait pseudo news stories at me. I’m a sucker for history, so I check out “on this date” from MSN “news” and read “1862: Siege of Yorktown begins” a weird conflation of the revolution and the civil war: “The Battle of Yorktown begins as union forces under Gen. George McCellan arrive to take command in Virginia. The culmination of the Yorktown campaign after the siege proved to be the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War. The surrender by Cornwallis, and the capture of both him and his army, prompted the British government to negotiate an end to the conflict.” Then I learn that Howard Hughes died in a plane crash, which he didn’t; he almost did earlier in his life, and he was probably on a plane when he died, but it wasn’t from a crash. How do they come up with this stuff, millennial bots going through Wikipedia backwards? And these are just obvious ones I happen to know; how much bullshit goes undetected? (Wonder if they will make corrections.)
Rammer house resto
poor dude hung himself yesterday. would hear him now and again on podcasts. this is a snippet of his sort of anti-comedy. beloved by his fellow comedians. his name was brody stevens.
hells angels leaving, sidewalk cafe closing and a marshalls opened up next to katz's. tough week for the east village.
You know you're getting old when find yourself thinking about this:
There was a harbor seal loafing on the old submarine today at Calvert Vaux Park. First time I've seen one out of the water in Brooklyn.
RIP Super Dave
https://books.google.com/books/about/_.html?id=anNsDwAAQBAJ Serra / Foster
The David Randolf Singers perform Sing We Noel Once More
Song of the Nightingale; may be confused with an angel’s
As a fan from the ‘60’s, when Marvel was the underdog upstart, I’ve taken some satisfaction from the way they’ve become a dominant force in pop culture, though at this point things may have gone too far. Still, Marvel was a big part of my youth, and Stan was the guy who really made it happen. He’s taken a lot of criticism for hogging credit from his artistic collaborators, particularly Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, but Stan was the one who coordinated the whole thing, maintained continuity, scripted a prodigious number of books each month, and set the overall tone; no one else did more to give Marvel its particular personality. Quite a legacy for a guy who was pushing 40 when the ball got rolling with the Fantastic Four in 1961, and who was still active into his 90’s. Face Front!
Look what I found!!!! xoMichelle
when was a word first used in print?
20 of 25 at trivia last night and we came in fourth! ive already forgotten the missed questions.
two were jeff goldblum related. what movie does he kick a three legged dog? and what 2002 movie did he play somebody's godfather? might have been a little more to go on for the second but nothing really helpful. i guessed the answer to the second as the answer for the first.
what michael jackson video was partially shot in the hoyt-schermerhorn subway station? a bonus question (bonus questions are for a free round of shots) asked what young director made the madonna vogue video?
one question named a character from human centipede which was the answer. just figure no one has seen that. maybe theres a horror buff out there.
final missed question -- what was the 2002 kevin bacon movie inspired by an hg wells property in which he plays the part of sebastian caine. the category was mad scientists?
i got us a free round of shots on the bonus question -- who wrote dr. faustus?
question from trivia night for LOTR nerds - who cut the ring off sauron's hand?
bonus question for guitar nerds - what band did bassist and lead sing phil lynott front?