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After further research, it's really not clear in the canon whether she used "Amidala" as princess or not. She used "Amidala" while campaigning for Queen. If her family's anonymity was her goal, it wouldn't have made sense for her to be a public official under her birth surname.

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Robert K S wrote:
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After further research, it's really not clear in the canon whether she used "Amidala" as princess or not. She used "Amidala" while campaigning for Queen. If her family's anonymity was her goal, it wouldn't have made sense for her to be a public official under her birth surname.
Anybody know how we can write a letter to George Lucas to clarify this?
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Not watching the game (yet) and only checking the score, I saw it was 3-1, so looked at the box score to see how the runs were scored.

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Robert K S wrote:
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This thread quickly veered into being my favorite on JBoard.

Accepting whatever the source of "Princess of Theed" is as canon, if she only took the regnal name "Amidala" upon being elected Queen of Naboo, she was never "Princess Amidala". (She was born Padmé Naberrie.)
If she's elected, is it even a regnal name?

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Why wouldn't it be?

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econgator wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:29 pm
Robert K S wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:11 am
This thread quickly veered into being my favorite on JBoard.

Accepting whatever the source of "Princess of Theed" is as canon, if she only took the regnal name "Amidala" upon being elected Queen of Naboo, she was never "Princess Amidala". (She was born Padmé Naberrie.)
If she's elected, is it even a regnal name?
Popes are elected and they have regnal names.

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MattKnowles wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:49 pm
Robert K S wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:25 pm
After further research, it's really not clear in the canon whether she used "Amidala" as princess or not. She used "Amidala" while campaigning for Queen. If her family's anonymity was her goal, it wouldn't have made sense for her to be a public official under her birth surname.
Anybody know how we can write a letter to George Lucas to clarify this?
I think several board members know how to write a letter. Once you have pen, paper, envelope, stamp, and Lucas's address, they'd be happy to provide instructions. ;)
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AFRET CMS wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:20 pm
MattKnowles wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:49 pm
Robert K S wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:25 pm
After further research, it's really not clear in the canon whether she used "Amidala" as princess or not. She used "Amidala" while campaigning for Queen. If her family's anonymity was her goal, it wouldn't have made sense for her to be a public official under her birth surname.
Anybody know how we can write a letter to George Lucas to clarify this?
I think several board members know how to write a letter. Once you have pen, paper, envelope, stamp, and Lucas's address, they'd be happy to provide instructions. ;)
What's a stamp?
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Been getting commericals for the Avengers Campus...and I find the last frame just hilarious. (Should be keyed up if you play, then hit pause quick...the preview shot is close, but the frame I'm after actually comes a little after that, at the 25s mark)

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Dr Strange, Captain Marvel, Black Widow? All cut off at the neck. Only supers you can't see the face of get fully in frame. Gets me every time
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Volante wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:35 pm
hilarious
It's the same with the toys, frequently--all the characters who have masks wear them (even Starlord, who rarely wears his mask in the movies) and the others sometimes don't look anything like their movie counterparts. They don't want to have to pay a royalty and/or didn't want to have to hire the big-$$$ talent for their little commercial and/or didn't want to give guests the misimpression that they'd be hanging out with Scarlett and Benedict.

That big expensive Avengers video game flopped (by all accounts it was the biggest flop in the history of video games) and I think 99% of the reason is that they didn't invest in getting the name talent aboard. Who wants to play a game with unattractive dollar-store versions of Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo?

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Robert K S wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:26 pm
Volante wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:35 pm
hilarious
It's the same with the toys, frequently--all the characters who have masks wear them (even Starlord, who rarely wears his mask in the movies) and the others sometimes don't look anything like their movie counterparts. They don't want to have to pay a royalty and/or didn't want to have to hire the big-$$$ talent for their little commercial and/or didn't want to give guests the misimpression that they'd be hanging out with Scarlett and Benedict.

That big expensive Avengers video game flopped (by all accounts it was the biggest flop in the history of video games) and I think 99% of the reason is that they didn't invest in getting the name talent aboard. Who wants to play a game with unattractive dollar-store versions of Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo?
Oh, no...it didn't flop because of likenesses. It flopped because it was awful. "Anthem, but worse" is how I've been seeing it described. A counterpoint, Spider-Man on PS4 was a veritable smash and in game Parker looked nothing like Holland. (This was later changed for the PS5 version...)
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Here is a simple recipe for grilled peaches on the cooking website Food52. These are the only ingredients:
  • peaches
  • butter
  • brown sugar
  • honey
What else do these items have in common?


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This particular fact became true for half of the items within the last three months.
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Each of those ingredients is also the title of a Billboard #1 song:
  • "Peaches" by Justin Bieber (2021)
  • "Butter" by BTS (2021)
  • "Brown Sugar" by the Rolling Stones (1971)
  • "Honey" by Mariah Carey (1997) or Bobby Goldsboro (1968)

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cheezguyty wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:55 am
Here is a simple recipe for grilled peaches on the cooking website Food52. These are the only ingredients:
  • peaches
  • butter
  • brown sugar
  • honey
What else do these items have in common?


Hint:
Spoiler
This particular fact became true for half of the items within the last three months.
Answer:
Spoiler
Each of those ingredients is also the title of a Billboard #1 song:
  • "Peaches" by Justin Bieber (2021)
  • "Butter" by BTS (2021)
  • "Brown Sugar" by the Rolling Stones (1971)
  • "Honey" by Mariah Carey (1997) or Bobby Goldsboro (1968)
That is really good. I may just have to steal that.

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Do we have a 2032 Current Events thread yet? Brisbane (Australia, not California) may be next month named the host for the Summer Olympics eleven years from now.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:55 pm
Do we have a 2032 Current Events thread yet? Brisbane (Australia, not California) may be next month named the host for the Summer Olympics eleven years from now.
Assuming there's still an Olympics. And/or an Australia. And/or a 2032.
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Volante wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:22 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:55 pm
Do we have a 2032 Current Events thread yet? Brisbane (Australia, not California) may be next month named the host for the Summer Olympics eleven years from now.
Assuming there's still an Olympics. And/or an Australia. And/or a 2032.
... in order of unlikeliness.

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The 6/16 ep. of Press Your Luck: [so many of the board smilies are appropriate]

What happened:
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Dude has a bunch of spins and $2000. He passes ten spins to lady who already has 3 whammies and she works the mandatory spins off one by one building up her cash and prizes. She then passes the spins she earned with money + spin back to the guy.

He gets a whammy and has $0. He then asks if he wins if she gets a whammy. The answer is yes. He passes the remaining spins to her. She gets the 4th whammy which automatically ends her game and clears the large amount she had accumulated.

Guy wins with $0 but gets to go to solo bonus rounds. He builds up cash and prizes and gets a whammy to wipe it all out. He still gets to play last round and builds up cash & prizes over $130K. He has one spin left he has to take. Whammy! $0 and the show plays Daniel Powter's "Bad Day". He leaves with nothing.

Karma, poetic justice, rotten luck, revenge, just desserts... It was fine to watch with a lead foot on the forward button accelerator.

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