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A boy named sue
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ihavejeoprosy wrote:A boy named sue
... which was written by ... ?

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This Is Kirk! wrote:Shocked so many people knew what George RR Martin (and does he really need the RR?) looks like.
There's a Commander of the British Empire named George Martin. He was a producer for some music group called The Beatles.

I was surprised after watching Blade Runner to discover Daryl Hannah and Sean Young were actresses.
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silverscreentest wrote:
This Is Kirk! wrote:Shocked so many people knew what George RR Martin (and does he really need the RR?) looks like.
There's a Commander of the British Empire named George Martin. He was a producer for some music group called The Beatles.

I was surprised after watching Blade Runner to discover Daryl Hannah and Sean Young were actresses.
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alietr wrote:
ihavejeoprosy wrote:A boy named sue
... which was written by ... ?

Mind blown. Now that i think about it, maybe a boy named sue is an allegory of shel silversteins life
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ihavejeoprosy wrote:
alietr wrote:
ihavejeoprosy wrote:A boy named sue
... which was written by ... ?

Mind blown. Now that i think about it, maybe a boy named sue is an allegory of shel silversteins life
Let's hope not cause the second part of 'a boy named sue' is messed up like a late Hapsburg royal.
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dhkendall wrote:
silverscreentest wrote:
This Is Kirk! wrote:Shocked so many people knew what George RR Martin (and does he really need the RR?) looks like.
There's a Commander of the British Empire named George Martin. He was a producer for some music group called The Beatles.

I was surprised after watching Blade Runner to discover Daryl Hannah and Sean Young were actresses.
So is Michael Learned
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TomKBaltimoreBoy wrote:
dhkendall wrote:
silverscreentest wrote:
This Is Kirk! wrote:Shocked so many people knew what George RR Martin (and does he really need the RR?) looks like.
There's a Commander of the British Empire named George Martin. He was a producer for some music group called The Beatles.

I was surprised after watching Blade Runner to discover Daryl Hannah and Sean Young were actresses.
So is Michael Learned
I'm pretty sure Michael Learned has passed on; I doubt she is surprised by anything now.
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Ralph Waite died last year, perhaps that is who you are thinking about.

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alietr wrote:I was also thinking Einstein, but I didn't remember a rest area being named for him.
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I'm a baby llama! Just got my invite and registered today.

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Yesterday I learned that the White House was constructed 20+ years before the building it replaced was burned down.

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My best day of the American Places Mini-League comes against a fellow boardie.

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reddpen wrote:
alietr wrote:I was also thinking Einstein, but I didn't remember a rest area being named for him.
The Albert Einstein rest stop isn't visible till you hit 300,000 km/sec.
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I posted a similar query on the LL forum, but I'll repeat it here. How did so many people know the Portland question on the JI American Place ML yesterday? Since I live in the PNW it was a gimme, but I figured this one could be tough for those outside this corner of the country.

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This Is Kirk! wrote:I posted a similar query on the LL forum, but I'll repeat it here. How did so many people know the Portland question on the JI American Place ML yesterday? Since I live in the PNW it was a gimme, but I figured this one could be tough for those outside this corner of the country.
I've been to Portland so it helped, but Powell's is very well known nationally.
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This Is Kirk! wrote:I posted a similar query on the LL forum, but I'll repeat it here. How did so many people know the Portland question on the JI American Place ML yesterday? Since I live in the PNW it was a gimme, but I figured this one could be tough for those outside this corner of the country.
Admittedly, I'm not in the MiniLeague, but I've been playing along and I got that question right, so I'm just going to admit that I guessed. I have been to Portland, though briefly (not long enough to be familiar with any of those places), and I definitely know Portland's reputation as a city. The log-cutting images sent me to somewhere woodsy/rugged, and the bookstore and Feminist Community Center led me to a place that's known for being hip and progressive. I thought, "where else could it be?"

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This Is Kirk! wrote:I posted a similar query on the LL forum, but I'll repeat it here. How did so many people know the Portland question on the JI American Place ML yesterday? Since I live in the PNW it was a gimme, but I figured this one could be tough for those outside this corner of the country.
A lumberjack at a soccer match-->Portland Timbers (somewhat lucky; I don't know all of the MLS team names, but that one has stuck.)

I would've been completely clueless on the other two photos.
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This Is Kirk! wrote:I posted a similar query on the LL forum, but I'll repeat it here. How did so many people know the Portland question on the JI American Place ML yesterday? Since I live in the PNW it was a gimme, but I figured this one could be tough for those outside this corner of the country.
I get Powell's Daily Dose email, and I knew of the store before that because I love books.

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A lumberjack led me to Oregon and the other two pictures seemed to fit in with Portland's eclectic reputation.

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