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TenPoundHammer wrote:
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You're pretty wrong about this. Did/do you feel the same way about Malala Yousafzai?
Had to look her up. I still think they wouldn't even have given her the time of day if she weren't a kid. That's the impression I get literally every single time a kid does something noteworthy. They just get 15 minutes of fame for doing something lots of other people have done BUT IT'S SO MUCH MORE AWESOME BECAUSE THEY'RE JUST A KID AMIRITE?
If she weren't a kid, she wouldn't have been going to school, and wouldn't have been shot in the head while going to school.

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TenPoundHammer wrote:
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Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:31 pm
You're pretty wrong about this. Did/do you feel the same way about Malala Yousafzai?
Had to look her up. I still think they wouldn't even have given her the time of day if she weren't a kid. That's the impression I get literally every single time a kid does something noteworthy. They just get 15 minutes of fame for doing something lots of other people have done BUT IT'S SO MUCH MORE AWESOME BECAUSE THEY'RE JUST A KID AMIRITE?
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Still doesn't keep me from being absolutely consumed with jealousy for literally any kid who gets famous.
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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:30 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:31 pm
You're pretty wrong about this. Did/do you feel the same way about Malala Yousafzai?
Had to look her up. I still think they wouldn't even have given her the time of day if she weren't a kid. That's the impression I get literally every single time a kid does something noteworthy. They just get 15 minutes of fame for doing something lots of other people have done BUT IT'S SO MUCH MORE AWESOME BECAUSE THEY'RE JUST A KID AMIRITE?
more than 15 minutes of fame...she won a nobel prize...she will be relevant forever...well...or to when nobody gives a crap about nobel prizes anymore

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TenPoundHammer wrote:
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Still doesn't keep me from being absolutely consumed with jealousy for literally any kid who gets famous.
put on your furry suit and do something "important"...maybe you will be recognized since you would stand out being a furry

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Clue: "Largest planet."

Me: "..."

Clue: "19th century President who isn't Abe Lincoln."

Me: "..."

Why does the information always evaporate from my brain as if I were a goldfish with Alzheimer's?
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1stlvlthinker wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:15 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:55 pm
1stlvlthinker wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:42 am
Do you notice anything in common between say, WHH and JFK with regards to these Presidents?
No.

I can't even remember out of eight planets which is the largest.
Literally look at that list. Is there anything that sticks out about commonalities between any of them?
Jefferson 1801-1809 (3rd President)
Monroe 1817-1825 (5th President)
William Henry Harrison 1841 (9th President)
Lincoln 1861-1865 (16th President)
Garfield 1881 (20th President)
McKinley 1897-1901 (25th President)
Harding 1921-1923 (29th President)
FDR 1933-1945 (32nd President)
JFK 1961-1963 (35th President)
Reagan 1981-1989 (40th President)
GW Bush 2001-2009 (43rd President)
I have seen the name "William Henry Harrison" ten billion times, but it utterly refuses to stick. He has literally one of the most generic names I've ever heard in my life.

Also, I still can't remember for the life of me what differentiates Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune and I've looked each one of them up many times. Every single one just blends into the other. And that's only four things to remember.
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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:26 pm
1stlvlthinker wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:15 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:55 pm
1stlvlthinker wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:42 am
Do you notice anything in common between say, WHH and JFK with regards to these Presidents?
No.

I can't even remember out of eight planets which is the largest.
Literally look at that list. Is there anything that sticks out about commonalities between any of them?
Jefferson 1801-1809 (3rd President)
Monroe 1817-1825 (5th President)
William Henry Harrison 1841 (9th President)
Lincoln 1861-1865 (16th President)
Garfield 1881 (20th President)
McKinley 1897-1901 (25th President)
Harding 1921-1923 (29th President)
FDR 1933-1945 (32nd President)
JFK 1961-1963 (35th President)
Reagan 1981-1989 (40th President)
GW Bush 2001-2009 (43rd President)
I have seen the name "William Henry Harrison" ten billion times, but it utterly refuses to stick. He has literally one of the most generic names I've ever heard in my life.

Also, I still can't remember for the life of me what differentiates Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune and I've looked each one of them up many times. Every single one just blends into the other. And that's only four things to remember.
3 word name is generic? is pretty serial killeresque

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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:26 pm
1stlvlthinker wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:15 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:55 pm
1stlvlthinker wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:42 am
Do you notice anything in common between say, WHH and JFK with regards to these Presidents?
No.

I can't even remember out of eight planets which is the largest.
Literally look at that list. Is there anything that sticks out about commonalities between any of them?
Jefferson 1801-1809 (3rd President)
Monroe 1817-1825 (5th President)
William Henry Harrison 1841 (9th President)
Lincoln 1861-1865 (16th President)
Garfield 1881 (20th President)
McKinley 1897-1901 (25th President)
Harding 1921-1923 (29th President)
FDR 1933-1945 (32nd President)
JFK 1961-1963 (35th President)
Reagan 1981-1989 (40th President)
GW Bush 2001-2009 (43rd President)
I have seen the name "William Henry Harrison" ten billion times, but it utterly refuses to stick. He has literally one of the most generic names I've ever heard in my life.

Also, I still can't remember for the life of me what differentiates Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune and I've looked each one of them up many times. Every single one just blends into the other. And that's only four things to remember.
Do you not know anything about any of them? Not the names, but maybe what their famous for? Hint, look at the years.
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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:26 pm
1stlvlthinker wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:15 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:55 pm
1stlvlthinker wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:42 am
Do you notice anything in common between say, WHH and JFK with regards to these Presidents?
No.

I can't even remember out of eight planets which is the largest.
Literally look at that list. Is there anything that sticks out about commonalities between any of them?
Jefferson 1801-1809 (3rd President)
Monroe 1817-1825 (5th President)
William Henry Harrison 1841 (9th President)
Lincoln 1861-1865 (16th President)
Garfield 1881 (20th President)
McKinley 1897-1901 (25th President)
Harding 1921-1923 (29th President)
FDR 1933-1945 (32nd President)
JFK 1961-1963 (35th President)
Reagan 1981-1989 (40th President)
GW Bush 2001-2009 (43rd President)
I have seen the name "William Henry Harrison" ten billion times, but it utterly refuses to stick. He has literally one of the most generic names I've ever heard in my life.

Also, I still can't remember for the life of me what differentiates Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune and I've looked each one of them up many times. Every single one just blends into the other. And that's only four things to remember.

have you ever seen the movie "the hills have eyes"? the father of the family of killers is named jupiter...jupiter in roman mythology is the equivalent of zeus in greek mythology...the father and leader...which would carry over to the planets as jupiter being the biggest of them all

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also refer to the expression "jumpin' jupiter" from the jetsons...the expression wouldn't use anything but the largest planet as the expression is used with great excitement toward something

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1stlvlthinker wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:51 pm
Do you not know anything about any of them? Not the names, but maybe what their famous for? Hint, look at the years.
Jefferson 1801-1809 (3rd President)
Monroe 1817-1825 (5th President)
William Henry Harrison 1841 (9th President)
Lincoln 1861-1865 (16th President)
Garfield 1881 (20th President)
McKinley 1897-1901 (25th President)
Harding 1921-1923 (29th President)
FDR 1933-1945 (32nd President)
JFK 1961-1963 (35th President)
Reagan 1981-1989 (40th President)
GW Bush 2001-2009 (43rd President)
JFK was assassinated. WHH died in office.

But McKinley was also assassinated despite having a 4-year term. So that renders that utterly null and void.
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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:33 pm
1stlvlthinker wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:51 pm
Do you not know anything about any of them? Not the names, but maybe what their famous for? Hint, look at the years.
Jefferson 1801-1809 (3rd President)
Monroe 1817-1825 (5th President)
William Henry Harrison 1841 (9th President)
Lincoln 1861-1865 (16th President)
Garfield 1881 (20th President)
McKinley 1897-1901 (25th President)
Harding 1921-1923 (29th President)
FDR 1933-1945 (32nd President)
JFK 1961-1963 (35th President)
Reagan 1981-1989 (40th President)
GW Bush 2001-2009 (43rd President)
JFK was assassinated. WHH died in office.

But McKinley was also assassinated despite having a 4-year term. So that renders that utterly null and void.
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i don't see the years correlation either

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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:33 pm
1stlvlthinker wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:51 pm
Do you not know anything about any of them? Not the names, but maybe what their famous for? Hint, look at the years.
Jefferson 1801-1809 (3rd President)
Monroe 1817-1825 (5th President)
William Henry Harrison 1841 (9th President)
Lincoln 1861-1865 (16th President)
Garfield 1881 (20th President)
McKinley 1897-1901 (25th President)
Harding 1921-1923 (29th President)
FDR 1933-1945 (32nd President)
JFK 1961-1963 (35th President)
Reagan 1981-1989 (40th President)
GW Bush 2001-2009 (43rd President)
JFK was assassinated. WHH died in office.

But McKinley was also assassinated despite having a 4-year term. So that renders that utterly null and void.
Not totally null and void, but you've basically got it.

William Henry Harrison 1841 - DIED IN OFFICE
Lincoln 1861-1865 - ASSASSINATED
Garfield 1881 -ASSASSINATED
McKinley 1897-1901 - ASSASSINATED
FDR 1933-1945 - DIED IN OFFICE
JFK 1961-1963 - ASSASSINATED

Half of the folks elected in a year ending in 0 didn't live past the Presidency. Reagan's wounds would also have killed him had he lived in an earlier time with less medical knowledge.

Ultimately, take this knowledge to HELP you fill in the gaps. If you can start to remember these presidents at least, you have a good head start. And really, the game asks about Lincoln and FDR all the time. I need to improve my Presidential knowledge. This is where I'm going to start from.
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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:33 pm
1stlvlthinker wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:51 pm
Do you not know anything about any of them? Not the names, but maybe what their famous for? Hint, look at the years.
Jefferson 1801-1809 (3rd President)
Monroe 1817-1825 (5th President)
William Henry Harrison 1841 (9th President)
Lincoln 1861-1865 (16th President)
Garfield 1881 (20th President)
McKinley 1897-1901 (25th President)
Harding 1921-1923 (29th President)
FDR 1933-1945 (32nd President)
JFK 1961-1963 (35th President)
Reagan 1981-1989 (40th President)
GW Bush 2001-2009 (43rd President)
JFK was assassinated. WHH died in office.

But McKinley was also assassinated despite having a 4-year term. So that renders that utterly null and void.
I'm not going to memorize lists, but my thought processes and waypoints are:

Washington - 1st, sometime in late 1700's. When, I dunno, maybe 1788?
Jefferson - 3rd, did the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, max ending in 1808
Jackson - 7th, don't know the year, but must be max of 24 years (3 administrations) after Jefferson, therefore by 1832.
Lincoln - 16th, died 1864
McKinley assassination 1900, so Teddy. I no longer know the POTUS number.
FDR - 1932 - 1944. Still don't know POTUS number.

I can count up from FDR with just Jimmy C and Poppy Bush (#41, I know another number!) as one termers, and sticking Ford in front of JC's win in 1976.

I know which names are 20th century, but not the order to interpolate between Teddy and FDR. I can't place the other names on either side of Lincoln with better than 80% accuracy. Oh, Fillmore is #13 (from some obscure memory), and Van Buren is #8 (from the Seinfeld ep).

If the clue had actually been about Veeps, I think we only are supposed to know Seward, Nixon, and the dude that said the job was a warm bucket of spit.

BTW, Nixon was a Veep, so the clue said "sitting" Vice President? Were there any other former Veeps but not consecutive to their term?
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twelvefootboy wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:22 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:33 pm
1stlvlthinker wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:51 pm
Do you not know anything about any of them? Not the names, but maybe what their famous for? Hint, look at the years.
Jefferson 1801-1809 (3rd President)
Monroe 1817-1825 (5th President)
William Henry Harrison 1841 (9th President)
Lincoln 1861-1865 (16th President)
Garfield 1881 (20th President)
McKinley 1897-1901 (25th President)
Harding 1921-1923 (29th President)
FDR 1933-1945 (32nd President)
JFK 1961-1963 (35th President)
Reagan 1981-1989 (40th President)
GW Bush 2001-2009 (43rd President)
JFK was assassinated. WHH died in office.

But McKinley was also assassinated despite having a 4-year term. So that renders that utterly null and void.
I'm not going to memorize lists, but my thought processes and waypoints are:

Washington - 1st, sometime in late 1700's. When, I dunno, maybe 1788?
Jefferson - 3rd, did the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, max ending in 1808
Jackson - 7th, don't know the year, but must be max of 24 years (3 administrations) after Jefferson, therefore by 1832.
Lincoln - 16th, died 1864
McKinley assassination 1900, so Teddy. I no longer know the POTUS number.
FDR - 1932 - 1944. Still don't know POTUS number.

I can count up from FDR with just Jimmy C and Poppy Bush (#41, I know another number!) as one termers, and sticking Ford in front of JC's win in 1976.

I know which names are 20th century, but not the order to interpolate between Teddy and FDR. I can't place the other names on either side of Lincoln with better than 80% accuracy. Oh, Fillmore is #13 (from some obscure memory), and Van Buren is #8 (from the Seinfeld ep).

If the clue had actually been about Veeps, I think we only are supposed to know Seward, Nixon, and the dude that said the job was a warm bucket of spit.

BTW, Nixon was a Veep, so the clue said "sitting" Vice President? Were there any other former Veeps but not consecutive to their term?
Pretty sure Adams, Jefferson, Van Buren, and Bush 41 is the exhaustive list of sitting VPs elected. All the other VPs to become president (other than Nixon returning later) did so via the president dying or resigning.

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I've tried to memorize William Henry Harrison a billion times. But it's always "I know there was a president who only reigned for a month. I think it was a month. Maybe two months? A day? A year and a half? 47 days?" and my thought process just completely unravels from there before I can even get halfway to the name.

Which planet is the biggest, again?
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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:06 pm
I've tried to memorize William Henry Harrison a billion times. But it's always "I know there was a president who only reigned for a month. I think it was a month. Maybe two months? A day? A year and a half? 47 days?" and my thought process just completely unravels from there before I can even get halfway to the name.

Which planet is the biggest, again?
I'm guessing you don't watch The Simpsons, or you'd be very aware of Harrison's term. https://youtu.be/r8N7BSsU5oo

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mungar wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:46 pm
I'm guessing you don't watch The Simpsons, or you'd be very aware of Harrison's term. https://youtu.be/r8N7BSsU5oo
Well, that was only slightly less painful than getting a colonoscopy from Wolverine...
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