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« Reply #1275 on: July 02, 2018, 09:06:08 AM »

What do these 10 people have in common?

01. Dolly Parton
02. Dr. Roberto Ortiz Brenes
03. Jamie Duque Geri Sala
04. John F. Kennedy
05. John Paulet
06. Maksim Gorky
07. Walter Elias Disney
08. Walter Knott
09. William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody
10. and Donald J. Trump

Next time: the answer and "And then there was Alpha"

They are all bipeds.
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« Reply #1276 on: July 02, 2018, 09:59:54 AM »

It is such a boring day at work I am doing almost anything to kill time and distract myself from a doctor's appointment at lunchtime. It's also lethally hot and muggy outside. 
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« Reply #1277 on: July 03, 2018, 11:08:46 AM »

What do these 10 people have in common?

01. Dolly Parton
02. Dr. Roberto Ortiz Brenes
03. Jamie Duque Geri Sala
04. John F. Kennedy
05. John Paulet
06. Maksim Gorky
07. Walter Elias Disney
08. Walter Knott
09. William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody
10. and Donald J. Trump

Next time: the answer and "And then there was Alpha"

They are all bipeds.

True, but what I was looking for is that they have all had an amusement park named after that.

And then there was Alpha.
The film about a boy and his wolf. Well, that is original. Though, that the lack of originality is not what makes me hesitant to see it. It is that the filmmakers, for some reason, needed several bison killed for one scene. Though, they were killed humanely, and afterwards turned into buffalo jerky, the film is not going to get the Canadian equivalent of the ASPCA seal of approval. Still, I have plans to see it. If for no other reason, I had nothing scheduled for August, when the film is suppose to be released, after being delayed after an year.

As for the wolf in the film it is actually a hybrid breed called the wolf dog, that combines the dog with the wolf.

Next time: these are your librarians
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« Reply #1278 on: July 09, 2018, 02:29:41 PM »

These are your librarians.

Normally, a librarian refers to someone who has one or more advanced degrees, such as a MLS or Masters in Library Science. Here we have a looser definition or anyone who worked in a library being a librarian.

Casanova. Who ended up in Bohemia, at the end of his life, worked as a librarian for Count von Waldstein.
J. Edgar Hoover. Ere he became head of the FBI, worked in the Library of Congress.
Pope Pius IX. Ere he became Pope, worked as a librarian.

Eratosthenos, the 1st man to accurately measure the circumference of the earth, was a librarian.

Poetry and libraries seem to go together. Poets . . .
Callimachus of Cyrene
Philip Larkin
Archibald MacLeish
were all librarians.

The Italian humanist Platina and the German neo-humanist and philologist Christian Gottlob Heyne were librarians.

As does writing and libraries. Writers . . .
Jose Luis Borges
A. N. L. "Tim" Mumby
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
were all librarians.

The German philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and the German folklorists and brothers Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm were librarians.

But, the strangest librarian seems to have been the son of the Secretary of State for War under Louis XIV, the son, at the age of 9, in 1684, becoming the head librarian of the French National Library. Eight years later, he was still there, but his most notable achievement that year, was that for the 1st time in history, he opened up the Library to the public for 2 days a week.

Next time: we know that Rome was built on 7 hills, but can we name all 7? Next time.
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« Reply #1279 on: July 14, 2018, 05:04:18 PM »

These are the 7 Hills of Rome in alphabetical order.

1. the Aventine
2. the Capitoline
3. the Celian
4. the Esquiline
5. the Palatine
6. the Quirinal
7. the Viminal

Next time: Not many surprises here.
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« Reply #1280 on: July 15, 2018, 08:52:47 PM »

The defeated harbor anger long after the victorious have forgotten. This is as true in petty matters as it is in the death struggles of nations. No German rage born of defeat-shame, no Hitler. This makes leaving enemies alive risky---the dead trouble no one, as Stalin famously opined---and is why the Romans with their scorched earth policies lasted seven centuries, yet the Mongols conquered the largest land empire in history, only to see so much of it retaken so soon. It is why Mao and Stalin, brutal men, died in their beds, and Lincoln, benevolent, perished to a foe's bullet. Caesar likewise fell to blades of enemies he could readily have destroyed. And yet Jesus commanded forgiveness of enemies. King, Gandhi, Jean, Sadat, Christ, bloodied  have been the peacemakers, and there's my fact. And now my question: in the end, who is better off, I wonder, those who turn the other cheek with the hope of forthcoming blessing, or those who delight in their detractors' lamentations in the here and now?  I try to live by ideals the younger me, companion to partakers in blood sport, would have  scoffed at, but I really don't know the answer to the gamble. But I'll repeat the lesson again and name it fact: bloodied are the peacemakers.
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« Reply #1281 on: July 16, 2018, 10:04:13 AM »

Survival at any cost is just living. 
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« Reply #1282 on: July 16, 2018, 10:08:38 AM »

To quote Tyrion Lannister, "I like living."  BounceGiggle
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« Reply #1283 on: July 16, 2018, 03:15:49 PM »

Angry, pessimistic people are more prone to cancer. Be happy!
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« Reply #1284 on: July 16, 2018, 03:37:34 PM »

Angry, pessimistic people are more prone to cancer. Be happy!

Damn, I am screwed then.
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« Reply #1285 on: July 17, 2018, 09:45:51 AM »

The return into the United States of diseases once considered eradicated in the First World has coincided with the influx of illegal immigration from the Third World.
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