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« Reply #1215 on: September 18, 2017, 05:31:47 PM »

What does the post office know that many of us don't?
The value of the villain to a film, as recently they came out with a set of stamps honoring the Disney animated villain. Among the villains depicted on the stamps are . . .

The Wicked Queen from Snow White and the 7 Dwarves
J. Worthington Foul fellow from Pinocchio
Lady Tremaine from Cinderella
The Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland
Captain Hook from Peter Pan
Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty
Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians
Ursula from the Little Mermaid
Gaston from Beauty and the Beast
and Scar from the Lion King

And if one wants to read more about the backstory of the Disney animated villain, Serena Valentino has come out with a trilogy of books featuring the Wicked Queen from Snow White and the 7 Dwarves, Ursula from the Little Mermaid, and the Beast from Beauty and the Beast. And next month on October 3, we get her take on Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty. And next year in 2018, we get a 5th book on a villain yet to be named.
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« Reply #1216 on: September 22, 2017, 08:17:24 AM »

Ever think about the process of walking, or just...do it?

It's believed by many medical historians that stepping so that your heel is the part of your foot that first touches the ground is a modern development, dating only into the industrial age, and that across most of history (and in the non-developed world even now) people walked with the ball of the foot touching before any other part.

In fact walking heel first is unnatural, something primates and other mammals do not do. Even in humans it is an acquired trait, as evidenced by how toddling children walk ball of the foot down, heel next, and only after wearing shoes does the practice change.

It even makes sense to stride heel last, since it makes less stress on the body, and also---important in shoeless societies---puts down less weight at the start of a step (and distributes it more evenly later) so that if one were to encounter, say, a thorn or stinging insect, less weight would be exerted and the foot could be jerked back faster. It also develops the calf muscles to be almost as strong as the thigh, an advantage in running and climbing and other things humans were called on to do over 99.9% of our history, and it gives a sort of efficient speed-walking momentum to each step a person takes.

There are living history interpreters who are consciously trying to add a more authentic motion to their stride by re-training their bodies to walk in ways more in keeping with the past, heel-last. Some chiropractors are prescribing it to treat back pain.

All that said, how do I walk? Still heel first!
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« Reply #1217 on: September 23, 2017, 03:28:16 AM »

Ifre a uently walk on the balls of my feet.
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« Reply #1218 on: September 25, 2017, 07:33:32 PM »

In a lot of cereal commercials what you're seeing in the bowl is usually NOT milk.  Think about it, commercials can take awhile to film and it doesn't take but a few minutes for cereal to get soggy and gross looking.  So, what do you use?  Often it's glue.  Another neat fact, all the flakes/chips/pieces you see in the bowl are usually hand picked beforehand.
Other than glue, paint is often used.
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« Reply #1219 on: September 30, 2017, 04:29:49 PM »

Shakespeare's Kings

Chronologically, King John, regarded by some historians as being Britain's worst monarch, is the 1st British monarch covered in Shakespeare's historical plays.  Followed by his son Henry III. Then for some odd reason, skipping Edward I, II, and III, Shakespeare takes up the order of British monarchs with Richard II. Then he follows with Henry IV, V, and VI; Edward IV and V; Richard III, and concludes his historical plays with Henry VIII.
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« Reply #1220 on: October 01, 2017, 04:28:48 PM »

The Hank McCune Show which aired in 1949 was the first TV show to use canned laughter. 
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« Reply #1221 on: October 08, 2017, 03:26:32 PM »

(IMHO) a hero's best opponent is a mirror image of the hero, just in reverse, and what can be true in fiction, is also true in fact. While I no longer remember the title or the writer, there have been comparisons of Hitler and Stalin, finding similarities between them. This is not from the same time, but from 4 centuries earlier, but similar.

Richard III of the House of York and its last reigning monarch.
John Dudley, the Duke of Northumberland of the House of Tudor, which was made up of the remnants of the House of Lancaster.
Both Houses being opponents in the War of the Roses. The only reason the 2 men did not personally oppose each other was that the 2nd was born after the 1st one died.

1. Both were competent rulers, which is often forgotten.

2. Both fought for their lives for both knew if they lost they were dead.

3. Both were hated then and now.

4. Both somewhat unjustly.

5. Both were good fathers and loved their children.

6. Both had their daughters educated alongside their sons.

7. Both had multiple sons.
Richard: 1 legitimate + 1 not legitimate
John: 6 legitimate

8. Both were seen to weep openly at the death of a son or the thought of a son's death.

9. Both came to a bad end.
Richard: killed in battle
John: executed

10. Both had fathers who came to a bad end.
Richard: his father was killed after a battle.
John: his father was executed.

11. London backed the wrong person both times.
Richard: who was the winner.
John: who was the loser.

12. Both were gamblers, which is why both probably lost their lives.

13. Both have been reevaluated--favorably--since their times.

14. Win or lose
Richard: the better man won
John: the worst woman won

15. Both were associated with the Tower of London.

16. Both men were rash to the point of foolhardiness.

Next time: do not shun the pun

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« Reply #1222 on: October 10, 2017, 11:31:59 PM »

More cereal trivia!

When the "Monster" cereals (Count Chocula and Frankenberry, Booberry didn't come along till later) were first introduced, they had to recall the Frankenberry because they found that the dye in the cereal was turning kids stools pink, and this, naturally was rather concerning to parents.  It's unknown if Count Chocula had a similar effect because, hey, who'd notice?
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« Reply #1223 on: October 10, 2017, 11:48:35 PM »

On October 5/6th, I experienced being drunk off my ass. I even tweeted about being drunk by mashing random letters/numbers into the tweets.
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« Reply #1224 on: October 16, 2017, 06:20:41 PM »

Do not shun the pun.
He loves a good or a "bad" pun, and some of the best or "worst" are found at Walt Disney World. Here are a sample.
The Pun (what it puns) what it is.

AbracadaBar (abracadabra bar) drinking
Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies (anti-gravity galactic goodies) dining
Avalunch (avalanche) dining

B Active (be active) fitness center
B Indulged (be indulged) spa
Beaches and Cream Soda Shop (peaches and cream soda shop) dining
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (bibbidi bobbidi boo) spa
Boathouse Boatique (boathouse boutique) shopping
BouTiki (boutique) shopping

Contemporary Grounds (temporary grounds) drinking

Di-Vine (divine) performer
Dinosaur Gertie's Ice Cream of Extinction (dinosaur gertie's ice cream of distinction) dining

Frosty the Joe Man Coffee Shack (frosty the snowman coffee shack) drinking

Good's Food to Go (good food to go) dining
Grand I (grand one) boat

Hundred Acres Goods (hundred acres woods) shopping

Innoventions (innovations) attraction

Ketchakiddee Creek (catch a kiddie creek) splash zone

Let's Go Slurpin' (let's go surfin') drinking
Lottawatta Lodge (lot of water lodge) dining
Lunching Pad (launching pad) dining

To be continued . . .


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« Reply #1225 on: October 16, 2017, 07:47:29 PM »

More cereal trivia!

When the "Monster" cereals (Count Chocula and Frankenberry, Booberry didn't come along till later) were first introduced, they had to recall the Frankenberry because they found that the dye in the cereal was turning kids stools pink, and this, naturally was rather concerning to parents.  It's unknown if Count Chocula had a similar effect because, hey, who'd notice?
In addition to Frankenberry, Boo Berry, Count Chocula, Yummy Mummy, and Fruit Brute, there were plans to introduce one more monster cereal mascot. 

While artwork was made and ideas were pitched, nothing ever came of it.  The ideas included,
Cleopatraberry
Bride of Frankenberry
Phantom Berry
and a Jekyll and Hyde berry guy who's name I can't remember
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« Reply #1226 on: October 17, 2017, 06:45:48 AM »

According to a fact on my Snapple cap, in Texas it is legal to shoot bigfoot.
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