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« Reply #1185 on: May 22, 2017, 10:14:47 PM »

I'm not wearing any underwear; film at 11   Smile

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« Reply #1186 on: May 23, 2017, 11:16:28 AM »

Although people refer to money as "green paper", money (at least American dollars) isn't made out of a paper.  It's actually made out of cotton. (Well, technically 75% cotton and 25% linen.)
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« Reply #1187 on: May 28, 2017, 02:20:40 PM »

Here are probably the 10 best horror films featuring boy scouts.
(And in order by release date)

1968 Gamera vs. Viras
1980 He Knows You're Alone
1981 Omen III
1988 Lair of the White Worm
1994 Cemetery Man
2009 Hobgoblins 2
2012 Mockinbird Lane
2013 The Scout
2014 Cub
2015 Scouts' Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

An international as the boy scout movement,  as they come from . . .
the U.S. -- the U.K. -- Japan -- Italy --- Belgium.

Next time: Elizabeth II was not the youngest.

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« Reply #1188 on: May 28, 2017, 02:29:00 PM »

Mario and Donkey Kong were created beause Nintendo couldn't get the rights to Popeye at the time. 

The original Donkey Kong game idea would have used Popeye instead of Mario, Bluto instead of Donkey Kong, and Olive instead of Pauline.

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« Reply #1189 on: June 05, 2017, 03:24:23 PM »

In 1952, when Elizabeth II took the throne, she was only 25, but she was not the youngest monarch to sit on the throne, as here are 10 of her peers, who were even younger.

Charles II
18 years, 8 months
Victoria I
18 years, 1 month
Henry VIII
17 years, 10 months
Jane I
15 years, 8 months
Edward III
14 years, 2 months
Edward V
12 years, 5 months
Richard II
10 years, 5 months
Edward VI
9 years, 3 months
Henry III
9 years, 1 month
Henry VI
0 years, 9 months
Average age
12 years, 5 months

While this was not done deliberately, hindsight being 20/20, it was a bad idea to put someone so young on the throne, as half of these named--Jane I, Edward V, Richard II, Edward VI, Henry VI--either died violently sometime later and/or died while still in their teens.

Next time: is everybody happy?

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« Reply #1190 on: June 15, 2017, 01:20:34 PM »

Is Everybody Happy?

By a process I do not know and cannot comprehend, here are the 5 "happiest" songs from the House of Mouse. From 5th to 1st.

A Girl Worth Fighting For
from Mulan

Under the Sea
from The Little Mermaid

I've Got a Dream
from Tangled

I Can't Wait to be King
from The Lion King

Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride
from Lilo and Stitch

I would also add a 6th to the 5.

The Silly Song (The Dwarf's Yodel Song)
from Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs

The success of the film was due in part to the music, which is why the sheet music for all the individual songs sold very well, with one exception, and that is for the song listed, even if when you see the film, it is the most visual song in the film.

What I do know is that I owe my love for music to them, to Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshan), and my mother.

I also know that the House of Mouse has had a better understanding of the importance of music to film than most studios. One example being that they were the last of the major studios to retain a member on the staff to write music for the productions of the House of Mouse.

Next time: well, that's a change.
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« Reply #1191 on: June 15, 2017, 02:08:17 PM »

Looks like ScrubTheWeb sold their domain name; at the very least they took the link to the domain market place down.

EDIT: A quick search shows the name still listed as for sale.
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« Reply #1192 on: June 26, 2017, 07:24:14 AM »

According to my son, a "complimom" is when you say something nice about your mother.
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« Reply #1193 on: June 26, 2017, 09:11:42 AM »

My sister's chihuahua went blind due to his diabetes.  Bluesad
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« Reply #1194 on: June 27, 2017, 12:57:55 PM »

Well, that's a change.

There is a certain agreement now among some historians that the 5 greatest American presidents are . . . (from 5th to 1st)

Thomas Jefferson
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
Teddy Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Next time: merchandise. the gift that keeps on giving.
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« Reply #1195 on: July 03, 2017, 05:36:11 PM »


There have been instances of people getting shot in the heart and still running a hundred yards before finally collapsing.  (Hundred yards, BTW, is the length of a football field.)
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« Reply #1196 on: July 03, 2017, 06:17:46 PM »

Well, that's a change.

There is a certain agreement now among some historians that the 5 greatest American presidents are . . . (from 5th to 1st)

Thomas Jefferson
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
Teddy Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Next time: merchandise. the gift that keeps on giving.

Not according to this year's President's Day CNN Historians poll:

https://www.c-span.org/presidentsurvey2017/?page=overall

It lists the top 5, in order, as:

LINCOLN
WASHINGTON
F. ROOSEVELT
T. ROOSEVELT
D. EISENHOWER

But, in all fairness, there's been a lot of movement up and down the list in the last ten years.
It's interesting to see how their stars rise and fall.
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« Reply #1197 on: July 05, 2017, 05:30:02 PM »

Well, that's a change.

There is a certain agreement now among some historians that the 5 greatest American presidents are . . . (from 5th to 1st)

Thomas Jefferson
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
Teddy Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Next time: merchandise. the gift that keeps on giving.

Not according to this year's President's Day CNN Historians poll:

https://www.c-span.org/presidentsurvey2017/?page=overall

It lists the top 5, in order, as:

LINCOLN
WASHINGTON
F. ROOSEVELT
T. ROOSEVELT
D. EISENHOWER

But, in all fairness, there's been a lot of movement up and down the list in the last ten years.
It's interesting to see how their stars rise and fall.

They may be in a different order, but it seems historians agree that both Roosevelts, Washington, and Lincoln belong in the top 5. The only difference between the two lists is that Eisenhower replaces Jefferson in the Top 5.
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« Reply #1198 on: July 05, 2017, 05:43:53 PM »

Merchandise: a gift that keeps on giving.

Frozen may be one of the few films to earn over a billion $ at the box office, but that was nothing compared to the $3 billion in merchandise sales that came from the merchandise associated with the film.

A film is only a film, but merchandise is where the big money was in 2016. Where it earned $56.6 billion for the House of Mouse, or $178.99 for every second--approximately--in 2016 or $4 billion more than in 2015. The top 3 sellers being . . .

Star Wars
Finding Dory
Minnie Mouse

Which is why whether we see another Cars and/or Transformers depends upon as much as the merchandise sales the films generate as the box office.

Next time: the more things change. the more they stay the same--the teen years




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« Reply #1199 on: July 05, 2017, 08:08:35 PM »

Well, that's a change.

There is a certain agreement now among some historians that the 5 greatest American presidents are . . . (from 5th to 1st)

Thomas Jefferson
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
Teddy Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Next time: merchandise. the gift that keeps on giving.

Not according to this year's President's Day CNN Historians poll:

https://www.c-span.org/presidentsurvey2017/?page=overall

It lists the top 5, in order, as:

LINCOLN
WASHINGTON
F. ROOSEVELT
T. ROOSEVELT
D. EISENHOWER

But, in all fairness, there's been a lot of movement up and down the list in the last ten years.
It's interesting to see how their stars rise and fall.

They may be in a different order, but it seems historians agree that both Roosevelts, Washington, and Lincoln belong in the top 5. The only difference between the two lists is that Eisenhower replaces Jefferson in the Top 5.

If you care to read it, there is a great little book called STAR SPANGLED MEN: A LOOK AT AMERICA'S TEN WORST PRESIDENTS that Nathan Miller wrote back around 2000 or so.  It's largely his personal opinion, although most of the Presidents on his list are near the bottom of this poll.  But there is a bonus chapter at the end about the two most overrated Presidents.  In his opinion, they are JFK and Thomas Jefferson.  I agree with that judgment - JFK has always had this halo of ability about him that his actual accomplishments don't really match, and Jefferson's achievements as President never really earned him a spot with the "greats," although he was well above average.
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