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Svengoolie 3
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« Reply #1350 on: August 30, 2018, 03:28:03 PM »

Obviously you're using a time machine to post my jokes before I do.
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« Reply #1351 on: August 30, 2018, 03:29:26 PM »

Obviously you're using a time machine to post my jokes before I do.

Funny!
Also your R&S pic is deepening my psychoses.
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« Reply #1352 on: August 30, 2018, 03:31:58 PM »

Some facts to think on.


According to Consumer Reports they are generally slower than a cashier too.
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« Reply #1353 on: August 30, 2018, 03:34:41 PM »

Obviously you're using a time machine to post my jokes before I do.

Funny!
Also your R&S pic is deepening my psychoses.
 

It's working!
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« Reply #1354 on: September 05, 2018, 03:15:04 PM »

Continuing . . .
It's an one way avenue, people.

Not all is gloom and doom. Some of the aforementioned have been able to become a success in the U.S. These are, of course, (IMHO.)

Doctor Who
Harry Potter
Hello Kitty
Legos
Peppa the Pig

Peppa is the latest one to try to make a success in the U.S. So, it is included, and we'll see if it has better luck than the others.
There is some controversy as to whether Hello Kitty is a girl or a cat. Apparently, it was meant to be a girl with whiskers, but most people take it to be a cat.
And it is no surprise that most of these are from the U.K. For no matter how careful, one always loses something, when one translates something foreign into English. And the reverse is often true as well. Translate something from English into a foreign language, and you lose something as well.

Next time: from the pages of USA Today.

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« Reply #1355 on: September 05, 2018, 03:30:15 PM »

Funnily enough a lot of British programs when remade for the American market are an absolute disaster, like 'Red Dwarf'. I don't know how 'The Office' or 'Shameless' remakes went down though.
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« Reply #1356 on: September 05, 2018, 03:34:45 PM »

Funnily enough a lot of British programs when remade for the American market are an absolute disaster, like 'Red Dwarf'. I don't know how 'The Office' or 'Shameless' remakes went down though.

That's a good point. I think when it comes to TV comedies, there is just something unique about the British sense of humor, which we Americans cannot just recapture.
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« Reply #1357 on: September 06, 2018, 03:52:15 PM »

Data from skeletons unearthed shows that Britons were taller on average in the 10th century than in the 19th.
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« Reply #1358 on: September 06, 2018, 06:28:51 PM »

At 66+ ft below the surface,  it is almost impossible for a diver to fart due to water pressure.  There,  that's a thing you know now.
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« Reply #1359 on: September 11, 2018, 11:11:30 AM »

From the pages of USA Today (August 15, 2018)

How quickly things change. What I am going to post is less relevant now, since the award is not going to be offered next year, then it was last week. Still, I am going to post it, as it is an indication of what might have been. So here are the suggestions from USA Today for winner of the Most Popular Oscar over the previous decade.

2008 The Dark Knight
2009 Avatar
2010 Toy Story 3
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 2
2012 The Avengers
2013 Gravity
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy
2015 Star Wars : the Force Awakens
2016 Dead pool
2017 Wonder Woman

I am deeply disappointed in the Academy's decision not to offer the award, if for only this reason.

Most Popular
2008-2017
Seen 4 Like 4

Best Picture
2008-2017
Seen 0 Like 0

Next time: and from the pages of the Atlantic Monthly
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« Reply #1360 on: September 11, 2018, 11:19:20 AM »

Interesting. The Academy has always been out of step with the public.
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« Reply #1361 on: September 18, 2018, 03:08:16 PM »

And from the pages of The Atlantic Monthly (September, 2018 issue)

Each month The Atlantic Monthly asks the experts and its readers one question. This month's question.
Q: Whose untimely death would you most like to reverse?

One surprise, which we'll get to later. The bigger surprise is now much I agree with the answers. As for my choice, that is at the end of this post.

A: Abraham Lincoln
Amadeus Mozart
Anton Yelchin
Buddy Holly
Felix Mendelsohn
Franz Schubert
James Garfield
Jim Henson
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Robert F. Kennedy
Robert Johns
Walt Disney
Yitzhak Rabin

As for the surprise, not for who is included, but for who is not included.
John F. Kennedy and William McKinley
I don't think I need to say how different things would have been, if neither one had been assassinated.

As for my choice
Lady Jane Grey

Q: Would England have been wracked by another century and a half of religious conflict?
A: Maybe not. While he was an ardent Protestant to the end, her husband does not come as being anti-Catholic as his wife and future governments, and maybe he could have arranged a compromise on religious worship.
Q: Would England have seen better government?
A: Maybe. Even as a teenager, he was interested enough in good government to chair the Queen's council, when his wife still had a council. At least, the government would not have been any worst than it was under the overrated Elizabeth and the 2nd and 3rd raters that followed her.
Q: Would there have been a new and different dynasty?
A: Yes. The Grey-Dudley dynasty. Unlike Mary, who was too old to have children, they were young enough to have children, and unlike Elizabeth, who did not like the idea of being married, they enjoyed being married, or, at least one aspect of being married, as it is said that every night they could, they spent it sleeping in the same bed, except neither one was getting much sleep at night.

Next time: we'll think of something
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« Reply #1362 on: September 18, 2018, 04:17:42 PM »

And from the pages of The Atlantic Monthly (September, 2018 issue)

Each month The Atlantic Monthly asks the experts and its readers one question. This month's question.
Q: Whose untimely death would you most like to reverse?

One surprise, which we'll get to later. The bigger surprise is now much I agree with the answers. As for my choice, that is at the end of this post.

A: Abraham Lincoln
Amadeus Mozart
Anton Yelchin
Buddy Holly
Felix Mendelsohn
Franz Schubert
James Garfield
Jim Henson
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Robert F. Kennedy
Robert Johns
Walt Disney
Yitzhak Rabin

As for the surprise, not for who is included, but for who is not included.
John F. Kennedy and William McKinley
I don't think I need to say how different things would have been, if neither one had been assassinated.

As for my choice
Lady Jane Grey

Q: Would England have been wracked by another century and a half of religious conflict?
A: Maybe not. While he was an ardent Protestant to the end, her husband does not come as being anti-Catholic as his wife and future governments, and maybe he could have arranged a compromise on religious worship.
Q: Would England have seen better government?
A: Maybe. Even as a teenager, he was interested enough in good government to chair the Queen's council, when his wife still had a council. At least, the government would not have been any worst than it was under the overrated Elizabeth and the 2nd and 3rd raters that followed her.
Q: Would there have been a new and different dynasty?
A: Yes. The Grey-Dudley dynasty. Unlike Mary, who was too old to have children, they were young enough to have children, and unlike Elizabeth, who did not like the idea of being married, they enjoyed being married, or, at least one aspect of being married, as it is said that every night they could, they spent it sleeping in the same bed, except neither one was getting much sleep at night.

Next time: we'll think of something
I once wrote a counterfactual essay on how things might have been different had Kennedy not been murdered that day. Wanna read it?
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