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Post by Volante » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:20 pm

The Google has failed me so far with this...

Short backstory, at work, one of the employees had their cubicle decorated for their birthday a month and a half ago. The helium foil balloons are still up, though one has died, the other is still floating tall.

I also know that you can put tape on a balloon and puncture it with a needle and that balloon won't pop.

So, what I've been trying to determine is, could you use a small gauge hypodermic needle/syringe, tape, patience and a donor balloon and refill a dead/dying helium balloon? Or is there something stupid obvious I've been overlooking? I'm sure some helium would be lost, but I can't imagine it'd be anywhere near a deal breaker amount.

(Ignore, as well, the fact that balloons aren't goldfish: that they -could- be replaced with no one knowing the difference.)

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“I know Kershaw isn’t pitching,” Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. “Thank God.” Sympathies to alietr. That's a haunting tough one to lose.

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MarkBarrett wrote:Comment about baseball
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“I know Kershaw isn’t pitching,” Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. “Thank God.” Sympathies to alietr. That's a haunting tough one to lose.
I'm not sure this needs to be spoilered, but yeah, that was a tough, tough night. Especially how long it was. Way past my bedtime. And patience level with having to stand most of the game. Worst. Green light. Ever. I have no clue what Henley was thinking. And I really was questioning a lot of Dusty's moves. I've liked Dusty all year (especially compared to Matt Williams), but he had me scratching my head constantly after lifting Scherzer (which was premature in and of itself; the guy will keep fighting). He should have just kept throwing lefties at them and kept them in there. Damn sad way to end a good season.

Thanks for the sympathy, you have mine as well.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:52 pm

Joe Blanton needs to do two things:

1. Retire
2. Perform an impossible act

and as always Joe Buck can shut his biased yap

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Post by AleBelly » Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:47 am

This is vintage Cubs. Set us fans up by putting us on the brink of the World Series. Then?....

The heartbreak is more painful this way.

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Post by nightreign » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:05 pm

AleBelly wrote:This is vintage Cubs. Set us fans up by putting us on the brink of the World Series. Then?....

The heartbreak is more painful this way.
The Cubs just have to survive 1 more win and 2 more days of Bartman narratives

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Post by Volante » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:27 pm

nightreign wrote:
AleBelly wrote:This is vintage Cubs. Set us fans up by putting us on the brink of the World Series. Then?....

The heartbreak is more painful this way.
The Cubs just have to survive 1 more win and 2 more days of Bartman narratives
Only two days?...

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Post by econgator » Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:30 pm

Volante wrote:
nightreign wrote:
AleBelly wrote:This is vintage Cubs. Set us fans up by putting us on the brink of the World Series. Then?....

The heartbreak is more painful this way.
The Cubs just have to survive 1 more win and 2 more days of Bartman narratives
Only two days?...
Bartman was an NLCS thing, so two days is right.

Then we can hear about the Curse of the Billy Goat until they win a game at Wrigley. :)

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An article that talks about Alex's nerdcore diss has some interesting stats about typical J! viewers. (Some boxes I tick, some I don't)

https://today.yougov.com/news/2016/10/2 ... are-nerds/
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Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:59 am

A great way for me to get my second miss of the month on Sploofus:

Who preceded Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero as Prime Minister of Spain?

My 1/5 stab in the dark did not work to come up with Jose Maria Aznar. (My gift to anyone who gets this Q at some point)

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MarkBarrett wrote:A great way for me to get my second miss of the month on Sploofus:

Who preceded Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero as Prime Minister of Spain?

My 1/5 stab in the dark did not work to come up with Jose Maria Aznar. (My gift to anyone who gets this Q at some point)
Crud! That's a tough one. I've been rooting for you and Econ this month. I put myself in an early hole with three misses in the first week, but have clawing my way back. My goal at this point is to make the first page by months end.

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Post by econgator » Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:11 pm

Woof wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:A great way for me to get my second miss of the month on Sploofus:

Who preceded Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero as Prime Minister of Spain?

My 1/5 stab in the dark did not work to come up with Jose Maria Aznar. (My gift to anyone who gets this Q at some point)
Crud! That's a tough one. I've been rooting for you and Econ this month. I put myself in an early hole with three misses in the first week, but have clawing my way back. My goal at this point is to make the first page by months end.
Still hanging on to 1st, thanks to a couple of lucky guesses (Thursday's was, "Which of these Steely Dan albums came out in 1974?" Really?). Today's was a "which sentence is grammatically correct" type, so I had to take the time to read them all.

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Post by bpmod » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:20 pm

econgator wrote:(Thursday's was, "Which of these Steely Dan albums came out in 1974?" Really?)
Even though that is one of my strong suits, I doubt I'd have gotten it correct. Or, at the very least, wouldn't have been confident in my response. What were the choices?

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...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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Post by econgator » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:28 pm

bpmod wrote:. What were the choices?

Brian
They basically released 6 albums, 1 per year, from 72-77 and listed 5 of the below 6 (I forget which one wasn't listed):

Aja
Can't Buy a Thrill
Countdown to Ecstasy
Katy Lied
Pretzel Logic
The Royal Scam

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Post by bpmod » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:38 pm

econgator wrote:
bpmod wrote:. What were the choices?

Brian
They basically released 6 albums, 1 per year, from 72-77 and listed 5 of the below 6 (I forget which one wasn't listed):

Aja
Can't Buy a Thrill
Countdown to Ecstasy
Katy Lied
Pretzel Logic
The Royal Scam
If you had said "Quick! Name every Steely Dan album you can think of!", I would have been able to give you Can't Buy A Thrill and Aja immediately. Those were the two that I was trying to choose between when I made my earlier comment. Of course, seeing them listed, I recognize every title, but I don't think I am any closer to confidently proclaiming an answer. I think my guess would (still) be Can't Buy A Thrill. I am reasonably certain Aja is way too late.

EDIT: After looking it up, I realize that if I had been able to name the album upon which was Rikki Don't Lose That Number, I'da come up with it.

Brian
...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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Post by Woof » Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:32 am

econgator wrote:
bpmod wrote:. What were the choices?

Brian
They basically released 6 albums, 1 per year, from 72-77 and listed 5 of the below 6 (I forget which one wasn't listed):

Aja
Can't Buy a Thrill
Countdown to Ecstasy
Katy Lied
Pretzel Logic
The Royal Scam
Hmmm... I can easily eliminate Aja (that was released in '77 or '78) and Can't Buy a Thrill (first album, so '72). From there, it would be a guess for me. For no good reason, I'd probably have chosen The Royal Scam.

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Post by econgator » Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:59 pm

Woof wrote:
econgator wrote:
bpmod wrote:. What were the choices?

Brian
They basically released 6 albums, 1 per year, from 72-77 and listed 5 of the below 6 (I forget which one wasn't listed):

Aja
Can't Buy a Thrill
Countdown to Ecstasy
Katy Lied
Pretzel Logic
The Royal Scam
Hmmm... I can easily eliminate Aja (that was released in '77 or '78) and Can't Buy a Thrill (first album, so '72). From there, it would be a guess for me. For no good reason, I'd probably have chosen The Royal Scam.
And been wrong. ;)

I couldn't pin any of them, so I joking thought, "It'll take some sort of pretzel logic to figure it out, so .....".

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Post by bpmod » Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:40 pm

Note to self: Acquire the complete works of Steely Dan. The sooner, the better.

Brian
...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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Just. Can't. Escape.
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Post by econgator » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:48 am

alietr wrote:Just. Can't. Escape.
And it's even on a Subaru.

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