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Citius, Altius, Fortius - Communis to go with the English extension on the Olympics motto
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davey wrote: Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:00 pm
Bamaman wrote: Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:40 pm
Ironhorse wrote: Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:39 am
morbeedo wrote: Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:37 am No hits for Biz Markie in the J-Archive. Do we expect that to change?
That's genuinely surprising. I've even used him in a TD before.
I first learned he existed when I read he no longer exists.
I learned that his name was not pronounced like Markie Post, but like a movie sign.
Really? That's news to me. Huh.
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Bamaman wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:17 am The Cleveland Indians will change their name to the Cleveland Guardians in 2022.
The name comes from the bridge right across from the stadium or, more specifically, the status on the bridge

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope_Memorial_Bridge
Pairs of statues designed by sculptor Henry Hering and architect Frank Walker – officially named the "Guardians of Traffic" – stand on pylons at each end of the viaduct, symbolizing progress in transportation.
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Some great pictures of the Guardians of Traffic being sculpted, circa 1931:

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I was in Cleveland last week and drove past the stadium but didn’t notice (or take notice of) the statues. My wife and I did have a delightful time strolling along Lake Erie. Visiting James Garfield was a little creepy.
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I find these images of enormous warriors holding loy-sized human vehicles between their meaty hands a bit menacing...
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Volante wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:24 am
Bamaman wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:17 am The Cleveland Indians will change their name to the Cleveland Guardians in 2022.
The name comes from the bridge right across from the stadium or, more specifically, the status on the bridge

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope_Memorial_Bridge
Pairs of statues designed by sculptor Henry Hering and architect Frank Walker – officially named the "Guardians of Traffic" – stand on pylons at each end of the viaduct, symbolizing progress in transportation.
I was hoping they had adopted "Guardians" from Space Force, and that Steve Carell would be their new spokesperson.
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AFRET CMS wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:54 pm
Volante wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:24 am
Bamaman wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:17 am The Cleveland Indians will change their name to the Cleveland Guardians in 2022.
The name comes from the bridge right across from the stadium or, more specifically, the status on the bridge

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope_Memorial_Bridge
Pairs of statues designed by sculptor Henry Hering and architect Frank Walker – officially named the "Guardians of Traffic" – stand on pylons at each end of the viaduct, symbolizing progress in transportation.
I was hoping they had adopted "Guardians" from Space Force, and that Steve Carell would be their new spokesperson.
I mean...sure, Steve Carell's fine and all but this is who they did get:
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Spiders would have been so much better.
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MattKnowles wrote: Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:02 pm DC comics movie The Suicide Squad (2021) is released and has Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, Pete Davidson, and John Cena.

Not to be confused with DC comics movie Suicide Squad (2016) which has Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, and Will Smith.
Why must they do that to us????
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mas3cf wrote: Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:23 pm
MattKnowles wrote: Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:02 pm DC comics movie The Suicide Squad (2021) is released and has Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, Pete Davidson, and John Cena.

Not to be confused with DC comics movie Suicide Squad (2016) which has Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, and Will Smith.
Why must they do that to us????
because Hollywood can't get an original thought, and the public is fine with it as long as there are more sequels, reboots, reimaginings, sequels to reboots, etc.
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DBear wrote: Mon Aug 09, 2021 12:54 pm San Marino is the smallest country in population to medal. Their five athletes came away with a silver & two bronze.
That's a pretty impressive medals to athletes ratio. (Also, as far as actual hardware, 2 silvers, 2 bronzes. The silver was in mixed trap
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Marin ... r_Olympics )
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Volante wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:00 pm Posthumous album release: Prince's Welcome 2 America (tracks recorded in 2010)
Very glad I perused the Study Guide thread on Sunday.
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Fill in the blank in the name of the following album, recorded in 2010 and posthumously released in July 2021: Welcome ____ America. (Precise answer required.)
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squarekara wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 12:33 pm Cuomo's out:
CNBC: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns over sexual harassment scandal, will leave office in 2 weeks.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/10/cuomo-r ... andal.html
Present Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will serve as NY's first female governor.
The leader of the free world, a man with the codes to the nuclear football in his pocket, quits without even a 24 hour notice.

Cuomo: Give me a couple weeks, will you?
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Bamaman wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 3:40 pm
squarekara wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 12:33 pm Cuomo's out:
CNBC: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns over sexual harassment scandal, will leave office in 2 weeks.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/10/cuomo-r ... andal.html
Present Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will serve as NY's first female governor.
The leader of the free world, a man with the codes to the nuclear football in his pocket, quits without even a 24 hour notice.

Cuomo: Give me a couple weeks, will you?
Well...two and a half months notice. The changeover starts when the election's done.
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Volante wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 3:48 pm
Bamaman wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 3:40 pm
squarekara wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 12:33 pm Cuomo's out:
CNBC: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns over sexual harassment scandal, will leave office in 2 weeks.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/10/cuomo-r ... andal.html
Present Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will serve as NY's first female governor.
The leader of the free world, a man with the codes to the nuclear football in his pocket, quits without even a 24 hour notice.

Cuomo: Give me a couple weeks, will you?
Well...two and a half months notice. The changeover starts when the election's done.
I was referring to Nixon.
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Bamaman wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 3:40 pm
squarekara wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 12:33 pm Cuomo's out:
CNBC: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns over sexual harassment scandal, will leave office in 2 weeks.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/10/cuomo-r ... andal.html
Present Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will serve as NY's first female governor.
The leader of the free world, a man with the codes to the nuclear football in his pocket, quits without even a 24 hour notice.

Cuomo: Give me a couple weeks, will you?
Didja see how he says that his resignation is the "best way to help"? Now that's a dedicated public servant!
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squarekara wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:53 pm
Bamaman wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 3:40 pm
squarekara wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 12:33 pm Cuomo's out:
CNBC: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns over sexual harassment scandal, will leave office in 2 weeks.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/10/cuomo-r ... andal.html
Present Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will serve as NY's first female governor.
The leader of the free world, a man with the codes to the nuclear football in his pocket, quits without even a 24 hour notice.

Cuomo: Give me a couple weeks, will you?
Didja see how he says that his resignation is the "best way to help"? Now that's a dedicated public servant!
He's just a giving kinda guy...
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This Is Kirk! wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 6:48 pm
squarekara wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:53 pm
Bamaman wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 3:40 pm
squarekara wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 12:33 pm Cuomo's out:
CNBC: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns over sexual harassment scandal, will leave office in 2 weeks.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/10/cuomo-r ... andal.html
Present Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will serve as NY's first female governor.
The leader of the free world, a man with the codes to the nuclear football in his pocket, quits without even a 24 hour notice.

Cuomo: Give me a couple weeks, will you?
Didja see how he says that his resignation is the "best way to help"? Now that's a dedicated public servant!
He's just a giving kinda guy...
Very hands-on.
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Former Jeopardy guest host Anderson Cooper’s show ran an extra hour tonight because Chris Cuomo “had the night off”.
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