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« Reply #1785 on: November 05, 2020, 06:26:18 PM »

If I remember right Chaplin did that on a lark; he saw a contest & decided to enter. He lost to someone in a costume.

A handful of 60ís/70ís movies were shot on high-res video tape: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronovision
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« Reply #1786 on: November 06, 2020, 06:25:46 PM »

Victims of the virus continued . . .

New York Times (Saturday, August 1, 2020)
a baseball player
a home health aide
a professional poker player
a professor
a teacher

. . . to be continued
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« Reply #1787 on: November 07, 2020, 05:34:31 PM »

And then there were 5.

According to wiki, the founding dates for these 5 major film studios are . . .

04/30/12 Universal
05/08/12 Paramounr
04/04/23 Warners
10/16/23 Disney
01/10/24 Columbia
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« Reply #1788 on: November 07, 2020, 09:40:36 PM »

Japan developed an analog HDTV system called Hi-Vision. It was used till the early 2000ís.
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« Reply #1789 on: November 08, 2020, 08:44:35 PM »

In The Lord of the Rings series, Aragorn's clothes have a nice worn out lived in look to them. 

This is because Viggo Mortensen decided to live in them. 

In order to get his clothes as realistically tattered as possible, he worn his costume in his time off and went hiking, horseback riding, and fish in full gear.  When there was a tear in his clothes, he'd sew it back together himself. 
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« Reply #1790 on: November 13, 2020, 05:13:59 PM »

Victims of the virus continued . . .

New York Times (Wednesday, September 9, 2020)
a neighbor who cared
a music lover
an Indian TV journalist
a teacjer
South Africa's chief social worker

. . . to be  continued
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« Reply #1791 on: November 17, 2020, 04:29:02 PM »

While the dates may be somewhat off.

pre-1920s America
an agricultural society

1920s America
an industrial society
with the 4 biggest American corporations being . . .
(in alphabetical order)

General Electric (GE)
General Motors (GM)
International Business Machines (IBM)
U.S. Steel

2020 in the 34d quarter of the year
an informational society
the 4  biggest American corporations by market capitalization
(in alphabetical order)

alphabet
amazon
apple
microsoft

And who knows what type of society America will be a century from now.
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« Reply #1792 on: November 17, 2020, 06:09:30 PM »

TRUMP LOST.
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« Reply #1793 on: November 17, 2020, 11:43:01 PM »

63   days
1512   hours
90739   minutes
5444347   seconds
until Wednesday, January 20, 2021 (Washington DC, District of Columbia time)

(It is 63 days, 0 hours, 19 minutes, 7 seconds.)

I'll be working from home that day too.   There *would* be a crowd for the inauguration, but Joe will wave it off as a matter of public safety.
Still, wish I could be there, to yell and wave for Biden and for Senator Harris.   Madam VP!
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« Reply #1794 on: November 18, 2020, 03:42:05 PM »

Victims of the virus continued . . .

New York Times (Saturday, September 19, 2020)
a rheumatoid arthritis sufferer
a Mexican actress
a gospel music prodigy
a decorated veteran

. . . to be continued
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« Reply #1795 on: November 23, 2020, 12:58:09 PM »

"Din" stands for "Dinner" apparently. Another internet slang term mystery solved.
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« Reply #1796 on: November 28, 2020, 04:59:46 PM »

What do Walt Disney and Gene Roddenberry have in common? Besides the obvious. It is said that both were members of the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae  Crucis (AMORC) or Rosicrucian Order. It is more doubtful that both believed that the Lost Land of Lemur and the Lemurians could be found in the area around Mount Shasta (California.)  Certainly, the founder of the Order Harvey Spencer Lewis believed it, as have many people, members and non-members, since then.
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« Reply #1797 on: November 30, 2020, 07:31:07 AM »

In 2009, Irish Police went on the search for 'Prawo Jazdy', a serial driving offender wanted for 50 driving infractions. He not only gave police a different address each time, he also gave them a different alias. It turned out 'Prawo Jazdy' was Polish for 'driving license' and officers had taken this down during traffic stops instead of actual names.
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« Reply #1798 on: December 01, 2020, 10:46:55 PM »

The Elizabethan version of "Jack-of all-trades" was "Johannes factotum" which basically translates as "Johnny do-it-all". 

Johnny Do-it-all really needs to make a comeback as a phrase. 
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« Reply #1799 on: December 03, 2020, 06:12:46 PM »

Victims of the Virus continued . . .

New York Times (Tuesday, October 27, 2020)
a nurse
a city mayor
a baseball coach
a college football star
a minister

To be continued . . .

Next time: favorites from the world of graphic novels
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