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« Reply #1830 on: July 08, 2021, 04:02:54 AM »

According to a recent study, since 9/11, four times as many members of the military have died from suicide as were killed during actual operations.

 Bluesad That's incredibly sad.
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« Reply #1831 on: July 08, 2021, 07:45:39 AM »

Netflix was originally a DVD by mail service (anyone else remember that?) and the first EVER DVD they sent out was Beetlejuice. 

Why wouldn't I remember it? I still get DVDs in the mail from Netflix.
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« Reply #1832 on: July 08, 2021, 11:48:30 AM »

It's been raining so much around here ants are coming into my house.
We're getting a LOT of rain.
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« Reply #1833 on: July 08, 2021, 09:02:52 PM »

Netflix was originally a DVD by mail service (anyone else remember that?) and the first EVER DVD they sent out was Beetlejuice. 

Why wouldn't I remember it? I still get DVDs in the mail from Netflix.
Honestly, I didn't know they still did that.
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« Reply #1834 on: August 26, 2021, 10:48:12 AM »

Mc (or Mac) in a last name means "son of".  So McDonald was "Son of Donald."  

However they were also suffixes for "Daughter of".  Daughter of Doandl would be NcDonald.  

There was even a "grandson of".  This was Vc and it was used in addition to the Mc Last name.  So Joe, son of Donald and grandson of Mike would be Joe McDonald VcMike.





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« Reply #1835 on: September 06, 2021, 10:09:44 AM »

If I would order one 14.5 oz bag of imported Tostitos Scoops! Tortilla Chips from amazon.de it would cost me €15.79, which is $18.73.
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« Reply #1836 on: September 06, 2021, 10:19:11 AM »

^ Holy Moly!  Buggedout

I got it! Order nachos at a fast food joint- and tell them to hold everything- so you just get chips!
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« Reply #1837 on: September 06, 2021, 10:46:46 AM »

We have nacho chips here in Germany, but no tostitos chips. I used to buy tostitos at the commissary at U.S. Army Installations here when I used to have access to go on base. I was craving tostitos chips the other day because I haven't had any in over ten years  Bluesad but I won't pay that much for a bag of chips. No sir.
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« Reply #1838 on: September 06, 2021, 10:56:49 AM »

Well, dam! Send me your address, and I'll send you a bag of chips! Unless, of course, postage is gonna cost me over $18!  Buggedout
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« Reply #1839 on: September 06, 2021, 08:47:05 PM »

Netflix was originally a DVD by mail service (anyone else remember that?) and the first EVER DVD they sent out was Beetlejuice. 

I remember my parents getting a lot of DVDs that way during my first college go around
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« Reply #1840 on: September 06, 2021, 09:43:59 PM »

Well, dam! Send me your address, and I'll send you a bag of chips! Unless, of course, postage is gonna cost me over $18!  Buggedout

Thanks but there are other places online that sell them cheaper. I might try one of those.
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« Reply #1841 on: September 08, 2021, 05:24:16 PM »

The American book that has been translated into more languages than any other from the US is 'The Way to Happiness' by L.Ron Hubbard.
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« Reply #1842 on: September 14, 2021, 06:30:56 PM »

In 2004, a publishing company called PublishAmerica was trying to dispel rumors that they were a vanity press.  People pointed out that they would publish anything and they denied it. 

Then they decided to insult fantasy and si-fi writers, claiming the “quality bar” for both genres was “a lot lower than for all other fiction,” and that sci-fi and fantasy writers were “literary parasites and plagiarists.”

So a group of writers got together and decided to design the WORST book EVER!!! to see whether the company would publish it.

The book was called Atlanta Nights. 

It was full of grammar errors, had missing chapters, included one chapter twice, and had two separate chapter 12s.  Characters in the story would die and come back to life with no explanation.  One chapter was entirely computer generated and contained lines like "I know I was hungry, and impelling him lying naked. She slowly made for a man could join you I know what I ought to take you probably should have. He wants it worriedly. About think what to wear?”

The company accepted it and was ready to publish it right up until the authors revealed what they were doing, then suddenly the company explained that it didn't meet their standards after all. 
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« Reply #1843 on: September 29, 2021, 02:54:52 AM »

I was reading about "old" Hollywood recently. Back in the day almost every studio had a 4-7 year contract for actors, but that system phased out during the 1980s.
For example you had to sign a contract if you were an actor Interested in a part of a Universal production. This came with benefits,

rent free housing in Universal City.
extra income $350 weekly for 4-7 years (depending on contract) whether the actor was working or not. That would translate to $1,580 per week in 2021.
Guaranteed to appear in at least two Universal movies per year.
First dips on parts in Universal movies, TV movies or TV series if the head of talent at Universal liked the actor.
Salary for appearing in Universal movies or TV.
Actors were allowed to be in other movies outside of Universal during their contract, if the director or casting agent from another studio insisted.
It was possible but not easy to get out of the contract.

Not a really bad deal I reckon. The biggest problem was if the head of talent didn't like the actor for whatever reason. She (forgot her name but she could be a real biatch from what I read) would go out of her way so the actor wouldn't get work even though under contract.
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« Reply #1844 on: October 15, 2021, 12:48:06 PM »

Dr. Ernst Trier Morch saved thousands of Jews in Denmark by performing surgeries to transplant fake foreskins onto men so they could pass for gentile. He also invented a mixture of rabbit's blood and cocaine that would render bloodhounds unable to track fleeing Jews.
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