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floridagator wrote:
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I got Pantheon right away.

Something is weird with the sound mix. The music was drowning out Alex's words.

The Statue of Liberty has nothing to do with immigration. It was a gift to the United States from France on the occasion of our hundredth anniversary.

Frankie's story was ridiculously boring.
Maybe take a break from your spewing of garbage and learn something. Saying the Statue of Liberty has nothing to do with immigration is just laughably ignorant. Here's a place to start.

http://www.cityreliquary.org/lady-liber ... migration/

Thank you for adding to the collegiality of j-board. I would not trust any recent source on that point. You can look at the coverage from the siting and construction and dedication of the Statue of Liberty and from basically the first fifty years it existed and find no reference to immigration. Those who favor massive immigration have co-opted it as a symbol in the past 75 or 80 years.
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1) Don't you pretty much make the point and legitimize the symbolism by mentioning EIGHTY years?
2) If original use and political purpose is the only valid symbolism, then all those Confederate monuments built after Reconstruction and during Jim Crow are still expressly racists statements, and not some icon of an idealistic Southern culture that is not defined by slavery?
3) If sensible immigration policy advocates can't use the Statue of Liberty, isn't this an example of Cancel Culture? Sorry I don't know how to phrase or parse that ridiculous idea, but white privilege has not changed in my lifetime, Christmas is not under attack, and if you don't want to bake wedding cakes for gay people, then don't open your doors to the public that you approve of.
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More on river borders, but this time the world:

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Ross Trudeau has come up with a clever crossword puzzle titled, "Movie Lines for $200, Alex". You can have at it here:
"Movie Lines for $200, Alex"

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One of the oddities this MLB season: The San Diego Padres (making up for a game postponed earlier this season in San Diego and made up as part of the series this weekend in San Francisco) hit a walk-off homer in the second game of the 7-inning double header. It was bad enough for the Giants to see their 5-3 lead disappear but getting walked-off in their own park is salt on the wound.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
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One of the oddities this MLB season: The San Diego Padres (making up for a game postponed earlier this season in San Diego and made up as part of the series this weekend in San Francisco) hit a walk-off homer in the second game of the 7-inning double header. It was bad enough for the Giants to see their 5-3 lead disappear but getting walked-off in their own park is salt on the wound.
And another MLB oddity: The Cincinnati Reds made the playoffs! :D :D :D

So did the Marlins, for the first time since 2003. The Marlins have never lost a postseason series, winning the World Series both times they've reached the playoffs.

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The Broncoes filled their stadium with cutouts of South Park characters wearing masks.
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What's impressing me is these 1,800 standees are cut out to the edge of the artwork from the waist up, even around hair and hat detail, to leave no trace of blank cardboard. This was crazy planned in advance.
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Despite playing 100 fewer games, the Dodgers won three more games than the 1962 Mets.

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Not trusting that it really is the actual title, I'll put it here instead of Current Events or FJ! Clues:

Borat 2 title:

Borat: Gift of Pornographic Monkey to Vice Premiere Mikhael Pence to Make Benefit Recently Diminished Nation of Kazakhstan

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If someone wants to construct a FJ! clue or make a Current Events post then Jimmy Carter is 96, he's been married to Rosalynn for 74 years and Carter's running mate, Walter Mondale, is still alive at age 92.

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Every solo question wrong, playing like a comparison to Charlie Brown's trick-or-treat bag and then...
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She signs the contract on NBC's The Wall to let her and hubby get out with 55K and change when if she had torn it up (like so many do) they would have left with zero. Terrible episode with happy ending.

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Jimmy Carter has been the longest-lived president since a few months after George H.W. Bush's death, but the two longest-lived vice presidents were John Nance Garner, who died about two weeks before turning 99, and Levi P. Morton, who died on his 96th birthday. So now, among presidents and VPs, Carter is #2 for longevity.

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seaborgium wrote:
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Jimmy Carter has been the longest-lived president since a few months after George H.W. Bush's death, but the two longest-lived vice presidents were John Nance Garner, who died about two weeks before turning 99, and Levi P. Morton, who died on his 96th birthday. So now, among presidents and VPs, Carter is #2 for longevity.
Would Mondale be the third oldest VP?

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Bamaman wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:53 am
seaborgium wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:12 am
Jimmy Carter has been the longest-lived president since a few months after George H.W. Bush's death, but the two longest-lived vice presidents were John Nance Garner, who died about two weeks before turning 99, and Levi P. Morton, who died on his 96th birthday. So now, among presidents and VPs, Carter is #2 for longevity.
Would Mondale be the third oldest VP?
And are Carter+Mondale already the oldest combined P+VP?

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Alf Landon was likely the longest-lived major-party presidential election loser, but (A) I don't feel like checking, and (B) "major party" seems too imprecise for trivia. I guess one could say "presidential runner-up", but I don't see that catching on.
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Bamaman wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:53 am
seaborgium wrote:
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Jimmy Carter has been the longest-lived president since a few months after George H.W. Bush's death, but the two longest-lived vice presidents were John Nance Garner, who died about two weeks before turning 99, and Levi P. Morton, who died on his 96th birthday. So now, among presidents and VPs, Carter is #2 for longevity.
Would Mondale be the third oldest VP?
Bush and Ford are still ahead.
opusthepenguin wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:55 am
And are Carter+Mondale already the oldest combined P+VP?
It looks like that is the case; they fairly recently surpassed Reagan+Bush.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:06 am
Every solo question wrong, playing like a comparison to Charlie Brown's trick-or-treat bag and then...
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She signs the contract on NBC's The Wall to let her and hubby get out with 55K and change when if she had torn it up (like so many do) they would have left with zero. Terrible episode with happy ending.
6/6 for me. Sort of guessed for "The Real World". NY made the most sense. The other five were gimmes.

It isn't a shame she got 0/6, but what is a shame is that she didn't know the "Gone with the Wind" quote. These things are something that everyone should know.
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The archive is 305 clues away from 405,000. Too bad the Oct. 5 week is not the QF round of a tourney.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
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The archive is 305 clues away from 405,000. Too bad the Oct. 5 week is not the QF round of a tourney.
Took me a sec to figure out your angle here. :lol:

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And for the second day in the row, I see the unread posts and go, "What do I have to look forward to tomorrow?" :lol:

Not really FJ material, cause I didn't want to rephrase it and make it more clue-like: On the radio today, DJ teased a piece with "And coming up after these messages, some heavy metal from opera."
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So, normally I'm not much of a personal life disclosure person, but right now four major streets over has been a mandatory evac order due to the Silverado Fire.
Large residential and commercial areas still between me and it, but the Santa Anas aren't expected to die down until mid tomorrow and they're gusting 35mph+

Fire's grown from 50 acres to 500* in three hours. Looks like CalFire updated the acreage downward a lot.
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Volante wrote:
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And for the second day in the row, I see the unread posts and go, "What do I have to look forward to tomorrow?" :lol:

Not really FJ material, cause I didn't want to rephrase it and make it more clue-like: On the radio today, DJ teased a piece with "And coming up after these messages, some heavy metal from opera."
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The Anvil Chorus
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with Anvil having 18 albums, they should be more specific on which Anvil chorus :lol: :lol: :lol:
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