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Re: Pet Intellectual Peeves

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:31 pm
by MarkBarrett
Stephen King the author has the "ph" and is not Steven.

Re: Pet Intellectual Peeves

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:13 pm
by opusthepenguin
MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:31 pm
Stephen King the author has the "ph" and is not Steven.
Even Stephen Spielberg knows that.

Re: Pet Intellectual Peeves

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:19 pm
by seaborgium
opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:13 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:31 pm
Stephen King the author has the "ph" and is not Steven.
Even Stephen Spielberg knows that.
*Ephen

Re: Pet Intellectual Peeves

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:12 pm
by morbeedo
Saw the Michael Moore show on Broadway last night, The Terms of my Surrender. He does this quiz show bit where he brings up a self-avowed smart American and a dumb Canadian to prove that, well, the dumbest Canadian is smarter than the smartest American. Yeah. I was in the mezzanine so I didn't volunteer. Anyway, he asks the Canadian how many US states there are. 50. Then he asks the American how many Canadian provinces & territories. I don't think she even had a guess. Then Michael Moore says the answer is 14. So for the next few minutes I kept counting them off in my head and could only come up with 10 provinces and 3 territories. So what gives? Is Newfoundland & Labrador sometimes counted as 2? Or did I miscount?

Re: Pet Intellectual Peeves

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:45 pm
by Magna
morbeedo wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:12 pm
Saw the Michael Moore show on Broadway last night, The Terms of my Surrender. He does this quiz show bit where he brings up a self-avowed smart American and a dumb Canadian to prove that, well, the dumbest Canadian is smarter than the smartest American. Yeah. I was in the mezzanine so I didn't volunteer. Anyway, he asks the Canadian how many US states there are. 50. Then he asks the American how many Canadian provinces & territories. I don't think she even had a guess. Then Michael Moore says the answer is 14. So for the next few minutes I kept counting them off in my head and could only come up with 10 provinces and 3 territories. So what gives? Is Newfoundland & Labrador sometimes counted as 2? Or did I miscount?
No, you got it right. There may have been a dumb American onstage, but it wasn't necessarily the audience volunteer.

Re: Pet Intellectual Peeves

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 8:26 am
by alietr
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Re: Pet Intellectual Peeves

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:43 am
by GoodStrategy
With the NFL season starting I thought I'd mention a time some of my buddies were making predictions as to which two teams would be in the next Super Bowl. One of the predictions was for a Cowboys-Packers Super Bowl, while another one predicted Patriots-Steelers.

Re: Pet Intellectual Peeves

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:24 pm
by triviawayne
GoodStrategy wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:43 am
With the NFL season starting I thought I'd mention a time some of my buddies were making predictions as to which two teams would be in the next Super Bowl. One of the predictions was for a Cowboys-Packers Super Bowl, while another one predicted Patriots-Steelers.
Even I know better, and I haven’t watched a game in almost twenty years