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    Harper Lee herself did not want the book...

    Harper Lee herself did not want the book published.
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    NCIS Los Angels and Hawaii both ended with a...

    NCIS Los Angels and Hawaii both ended with a celebratory get-together. No cliff-hangers. Which leads me to believe the plug is being pulled on both shows. The original NCIS, which has been on the...
  3. Conan O'Brien is 100% Irish.............which...

    Conan O'Brien is 100% Irish.............which means there was some inbreeding among his ancestors. The biggest problem with DNA genealogy is everyone has 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 8...
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    Things definitely changed when David bought a...

    Things definitely changed when David bought a blow dryer. The change in sound was no doubt largely due to Jon rejoining Purple.
  5. ^^ I'm currently older than my paternal...

    ^^ I'm currently older than my paternal grandmother when she died of cancer.
  6. I went to high school with Billy Sheehan. Not...

    I went to high school with Billy Sheehan. Not the famous bass player...............a different Billy Sheehan.
  7. Thread: Whitesnake

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    It was one of the few remaining electronic...

    It was one of the few remaining electronic manufacturing companies in the US at the time. Most there were the long haired, metal head type. I myself was the on-staff technician, being recently...
  8. Thread: Birders

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    My parents have a pair of those woodpeckers in...

    My parents have a pair of those woodpeckers in one of their front yard date palms. One of them will often perch itself on one of the decorative block posts supporting their front porch, squawking...
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    A couple of days ago there was a Vangelis...

    A couple of days ago there was a Vangelis question on Jeopardy! Mayim even pronounced his name correctly, which the vast majority of people do not. The episode was recorded weeks or months before...
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    ^^ Maybe this will help.............. 16036

    ^^ Maybe this will help..............

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  11. You know you're old when you go to Hooters for...

    The brewery I go to has a group of fine young honeys as servers. I have to make myself not look too long.[/QUOTE]

    You know you're old when you go to Hooters for the wings.
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    In the late 80s, early 90s I wore that t-shirt to...

    In the late 80s, early 90s I wore that t-shirt to work. A co-worker pointed to it and said it was going to be his next tattoo.
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    Not to mention it was highly inappropriate.

    Not to mention it was highly inappropriate.
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    ^^ The Eddie Haskell character was pushing the...

    ^^ The Eddie Haskell character was pushing the envelope for late 50s, early 60s television.
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    After Rick's behavior during their RRHOF...

    After Rick's behavior during their RRHOF induction, Steve's distaste is perfectly understandable.
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    I'm reading Dickens' David Copperfield. Still...

    I'm reading Dickens' David Copperfield. Still waiting for the part where he makes the Statue of Liberty disappear.
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    The only reason anyone cared about that video was...

    The only reason anyone cared about that video was Kim is Robert's daughter. I'd defy you to find anyone who hasn't heard of the Hilton Hotel chain.
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    Viacom/Paramount pulled the plug on the entire...

    Viacom/Paramount pulled the plug on the entire Star Trek universe. The public began growing tire of it. And being the top rated show on UPN isn't saying much. That's like being the current #1 band...
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    Nobody would've heard of the Kardashians, but for...

    Nobody would've heard of the Kardashians, but for the OJ Simpson trial. Of which Robert was a participant.
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    Most of the shows starring Scott Bakula had the...

    Most of the shows starring Scott Bakula had the plug pulled early. Namely Star Trek Enterprise, and NCIS New Orleans. If he's in the Quantum Leap reboot, that won't bode well for the success of the...
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    Must be our desert heat melting athletes' brains....

    Must be our desert heat melting athletes' brains. It also happens all the time with the D-Backs and Cards.
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    My theory why both the Suns and Bucks were forced...

    My theory why both the Suns and Bucks were forced into an early vacation 2 days ago: last season had a delayed start and finish, while this season started on time. The Suns and Bucks had all of...
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    ^^ One of the pitfalls of physical media. I...

    ^^ One of the pitfalls of physical media. I can't remember the last time I bought a CD. My obsession has shifted to those giant CDs stuffed inside a picture, taking up far more room.
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    The Suns clearly didn't even bother showing up...

    The Suns clearly didn't even bother showing up for the game. Jason Kidd is no doubt dancing in the streets right now. He's still bent out of shape about half the crowd booing him...........after he...
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    Not only that, they want to hear Roundabout and...

    Not only that, they want to hear Roundabout and Owner note for note the way it is on the record. In the 70s and 80s, the band took far more liberty playing these songs.
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    Same with my old X1. But the wheel on my X3 Mk...

    Same with my old X1. But the wheel on my X3 Mk III isn't mechanical, thus eliminating the issue.
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    Bloody weather!

    Bloody weather!
  28. When people around my own age start dropping,...

    When people around my own age start dropping, that's when mortality starts hitting home.
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    With flash memory so inexpensive these days, I...

    With flash memory so inexpensive these days, I can carry several micro SD cards worth of Hi-Res music in my wallet. When my Fiio player runs out, I simply swap out cards.
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    Love 'em or hate 'em, KISS' Rock and Roll All...

    Love 'em or hate 'em, KISS' Rock and Roll All Nite belongs on any list.
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    It was before the first commercial break, during...

    It was before the first commercial break, during the monologue/closer look segment. I'd post a clip, but that would violate this site's no politics rule.
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    Last night in his monologue, Seth Meyers...

    Last night in his monologue, Seth Meyers referenced Genesis being better with Peter Gabriel.
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    Here in the Phoenix area where Alice/Vincent...

    Here in the Phoenix area where Alice/Vincent lives, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a snake.
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    I had a mechanical drive based MP3 player. I...

    I had a mechanical drive based MP3 player. I dropped it and crashed the drive, turning the thing into an expensive brick. The only reason mechanical drives were necessary back in the day was flash...
  35. Thread: Birders

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    My dad planted sunflowers in the front yard...

    My dad planted sunflowers in the front yard earlier this year, specifically to feed the birds.
  36. My parents had a Yorkie/Bashan mix. At around 8...

    My parents had a Yorkie/Bashan mix. At around 8 years old she developed heart and lung problems, requiring expensive medications. My aunt has a dog from the same breeder with the same problems. ...
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    The officiating in yesterday's Suns-Mavs game was...

    The officiating in yesterday's Suns-Mavs game was atrocious. Toward both teams. The refs need to stop being so nit-picky and let the players actually play.
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    Having not heard Drastic Measures, you're not...

    Having not heard Drastic Measures, you're not missing much. It was basically a John Elefante album of 80s drivel.
  39. Here we have Chinese restaurants whose kitchen...

    Here we have Chinese restaurants whose kitchen staff are almost entirely Latino.
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    The jockey was going with the Flo.

    The jockey was going with the Flo.
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    Yes, some devices are size limited as well.

    Yes, some devices are size limited as well.
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    In Europe and Asia, a half or full Gig of...

    In Europe and Asia, a half or full Gig of internet is only around $10 a month. The difference is there competition is required by law. Here monopolies are allowed to persist, permitting them to...
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    ^^ If I dump cable TV, I still need cable for the...

    ^^ If I dump cable TV, I still need cable for the internet. Still the only way to get anything resembling "broadband" here in the US. As I said previously, I refuse to board the train of streaming...
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    Most likely your device doesn't like the exFat...

    Most likely your device doesn't like the exFat partition, the default for 64GB and above cards. It can be fixed by reformatting it as Fat32. If you don't know how to do that, ask your geeky friend,...
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    How about that symbol Prince made his...

    How about that symbol Prince made his unpronounceable name?
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    I remember when Redd guested on the Captain and...

    I remember when Redd guested on the Captain and Tennille show. Daryl said "I'm the captain of the keyboard." Redd responded "Oh yea? I'm the general of the junk yard!"



    In the first episode...
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    Speaking of Rerun, What's Happening was a great...

    Speaking of Rerun, What's Happening was a great show. Not a "black" show. A show whose cast just happened to be black.
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    Then there's Rainbow's Down to Earth album, and...

    Then there's Rainbow's Down to Earth album, and its hit song Since You've Been Gone. Harshly criticized for being too Foreigner like in its sound. Not to mention Joe Lynn Turner who came after has...
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    Tom's organ solo in Foreplay/Longtime is still a...

    Tom's organ solo in Foreplay/Longtime is still a masterpiece.
  50. Thread: Birders

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    When my parents owned an acre in what used to be...

    When my parents owned an acre in what used to be the outskirts of town, one of their muscovys laid her eggs in a hole in the ground. Right out in the 115 degree sun. I set up a sandwich board sign...
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    There was a comedienne who joked she didn't have...

    There was a comedienne who joked she didn't have any children......that she knew of.
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    If one wants to be a purist, Yes isn't Yes...

    If one wants to be a purist, Yes isn't Yes without Peter Banks on guitar. And Deep Purple isn't Deep Purple without Rod Evans on vocals, and Nick Simper on bass.
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    Have you been watching local sportscasts? ...

    Have you been watching local sportscasts? They've been saying the same things.
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    No, Who's on first.

    No, Who's on first.
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    After everyone wrote the Sun's obituary after...

    After everyone wrote the Sun's obituary after game 2, and after doubt was raised by the Suns' abysmal performance in game 4, the Suns granted the Pelicans an early vacation last night.
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    Some of my clients at work have done well selling...

    Some of my clients at work have done well selling their visual art on Etsy. Can't speak to how well MP3s will do, as I have no experience in that regard.
  57. When I was in high school in the early 80s, many...

    When I was in high school in the early 80s, many of my fellow students were impressed Tony Iommi was able to play both rhythm and lead at the same time. They didn't understand the concept of...
  58. This sucks big time. He will be missed.

    This sucks big time. He will be missed.
  59. Thread: Birders

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    As I was saying, babies. Interestingly, I only...

    As I was saying, babies. Interestingly, I only see female ducks along the canal path. Never any drakes. There must be some drakes nearby, or where would the babies come from?

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    ^^ Or simply make sure all speaker wire...

    ^^ Or simply make sure all speaker wire connections are good and tight. That too can make a world of difference.
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