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Post by alietr » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:13 pm

Not sure what to make of this, but there is a J! reference ...


https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/delaw ... D=ref_fark

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Post by Saturnalia » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:56 pm

alietr wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:13 pm
Not sure what to make of this, but there is a J! reference ...


https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/delaw ... D=ref_fark
A touching and unusual obit.

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Post by Volante » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:38 pm

alietr wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:13 pm
Not sure what to make of this, but there is a J! reference ...


https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/delaw ... D=ref_fark
What, no destroyed sinking battleship? Gotta give the edge here to Royal Tenenbaum.

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Post by Volante » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:46 pm

Got my mail in ballot today, reading the instructions and I got to this part...
If mailing apply proper first class postage (50¢).
I then spent the next five minutes Googling USPS rates to confirm that, yes, one Forever stamp is now 50¢.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:49 pm

Last week I took a trip down to Cincinnati. Somewhere around Toledo, I heard this anti-abortion ad that used this audio from a speech given by some nobody in 2010:



Can you say "manipulative", "false equivalency", and "dear god why is this playing on a radio station"?
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Post by alietr » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:41 pm

John Updike's 1959 New Yorker column about the quiz show scandals:

The Great American Quiz-Show Scandal

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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:10 pm

The Archive shows the clue count at 359,970 for 30 away from a nice milestone of 360,000 clues.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:03 pm

Another J! alum with a NYT crossword puzzle published this month: http://www.j-archive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=2561

It's the Thursday 10/25 one.

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:17 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:03 pm
Another J! alum with a NYT crossword puzzle published this month: http://www.j-archive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=2561

It's the Thursday 10/25 one.
Here is Part 1/3 of his episode on Merv Griffin's Crosswords.

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:18 pm

Bamaman wrote:
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It was posted on the LL board today that Ed Toutant has died from brain cancer.
Oh no! This is so sad. :cry:

We will all miss him very much. *Hugs the entire community*
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Post by 9021amyers » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:34 pm

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:17 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:03 pm
Another J! alum with a NYT crossword puzzle published this month: http://www.j-archive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=2561

It's the Thursday 10/25 one.
Here is Part 1/3 of his episode on Merv Griffin's Crosswords.

God, that was an awful show.

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Post by Robert K S » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:47 pm

In other news, the states will not get their first 5-time champion governor this election.

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Post by georgespelvin » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:21 am

Yes, but former three time Jeopardy champion Erin Zwiener won in a state representative race in Texas! https://www.statesman.com/news/20181106 ... in-suburbs

Love her campaign website. https://www.erinforyall.com/
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Post by MarkBarrett » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:20 am

HBO's Room 104: S2E2 "Mr. Mulvahill" with Rainn Wilson. :o

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:06 pm

On a positive note Morbeedo, if you get to $5,000 on WWTBAM Wednesday, you would have won more money than more than half the contestants on Jeopardy! :D

I hope I didn't jinx anything. :?
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Post by Volante » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:07 pm

Lets move this to the proper thread...
econgator wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:46 pm
Volante wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:31 pm

At least tell me you don't consider RBIs and pitching wins useful?
Wins are utterly useless (Jacob de Grom should be a unanimous Cy Young winner, record be damned) and RBIs only slightly less so.
So close...
https://deadspin.com/goddamnit-cy-young ... 1830473650
Maffei was the only one of 30 voters not to give his first-place vote to Mets start Jacob deGrom
Maffei wrote:DeGrom had a fantastic season and the Mets did a great job sending out his facts and figures. Obviously, a 1.70 ERA over 217 innings is a fabulous accomplishment. But he had 10 wins and nine losses.
Baseball's own Armond White... :roll:

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Post by Lefty » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:18 pm

Is this the thread for Alex Trebek stuff? I just saw in my facebook feed.
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Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:22 pm

Lefty wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:18 pm
Is this the thread for Alex Trebek stuff? I just saw in my facebook feed.
I read some of the other posts:


Address please? :lol:

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Post by econgator » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:01 pm

Volante wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:07 pm
Lets move this to the proper thread...
econgator wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:46 pm
Volante wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:31 pm

At least tell me you don't consider RBIs and pitching wins useful?
Wins are utterly useless (Jacob de Grom should be a unanimous Cy Young winner, record be damned) and RBIs only slightly less so.
So close...
https://deadspin.com/goddamnit-cy-young ... 1830473650
Maffei was the only one of 30 voters not to give his first-place vote to Mets start Jacob deGrom
Maffei wrote:DeGrom had a fantastic season and the Mets did a great job sending out his facts and figures. Obviously, a 1.70 ERA over 217 innings is a fabulous accomplishment. But he had 10 wins and nine losses.
Baseball's own Armond White... :roll:
Yep.

And as is mentioned in the article (and possibly one of my favorite stats ever): if deGrom had received a run support of just 4.0, he would have been 30-0. That's a record that would have stood for eternity.

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Re: Reretaken Down

Post by Saturnalia » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:19 am

Volante wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:07 pm
Baseball's own Armond White... :roll:
That's one name I haven't heard in years. Looking at his Twitter, I see he's still the same old Armond, though. I wonder how many fights he's picked / names he's misspelled this month...

Y'know, though -- as someone who despises the groupthink that's so prevalent in art criticism in particular -- when I was watching movies more regularly, I really admired the guy. I guess I still do.

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