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Re: Pet Intellectual Peeves

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:31 pm

Stephen King the author has the "ph" and is not Steven.

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Re: Pet Intellectual Peeves

Post by opusthepenguin » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:13 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:31 pm
Stephen King the author has the "ph" and is not Steven.
Even Stephen Spielberg knows that.

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Re: Pet Intellectual Peeves

Post by seaborgium » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:19 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:13 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:31 pm
Stephen King the author has the "ph" and is not Steven.
Even Stephen Spielberg knows that.
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Re: Pet Intellectual Peeves

Post by morbeedo » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:12 pm

Saw the Michael Moore show on Broadway last night, The Terms of my Surrender. He does this quiz show bit where he brings up a self-avowed smart American and a dumb Canadian to prove that, well, the dumbest Canadian is smarter than the smartest American. Yeah. I was in the mezzanine so I didn't volunteer. Anyway, he asks the Canadian how many US states there are. 50. Then he asks the American how many Canadian provinces & territories. I don't think she even had a guess. Then Michael Moore says the answer is 14. So for the next few minutes I kept counting them off in my head and could only come up with 10 provinces and 3 territories. So what gives? Is Newfoundland & Labrador sometimes counted as 2? Or did I miscount?

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Re: Pet Intellectual Peeves

Post by Magna » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:45 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:12 pm
Saw the Michael Moore show on Broadway last night, The Terms of my Surrender. He does this quiz show bit where he brings up a self-avowed smart American and a dumb Canadian to prove that, well, the dumbest Canadian is smarter than the smartest American. Yeah. I was in the mezzanine so I didn't volunteer. Anyway, he asks the Canadian how many US states there are. 50. Then he asks the American how many Canadian provinces & territories. I don't think she even had a guess. Then Michael Moore says the answer is 14. So for the next few minutes I kept counting them off in my head and could only come up with 10 provinces and 3 territories. So what gives? Is Newfoundland & Labrador sometimes counted as 2? Or did I miscount?
No, you got it right. There may have been a dumb American onstage, but it wasn't necessarily the audience volunteer.

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Re: Pet Intellectual Peeves

Post by GoodStrategy » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:43 am

With the NFL season starting I thought I'd mention a time some of my buddies were making predictions as to which two teams would be in the next Super Bowl. One of the predictions was for a Cowboys-Packers Super Bowl, while another one predicted Patriots-Steelers.

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Re: Pet Intellectual Peeves

Post by triviawayne » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:24 pm

GoodStrategy wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:43 am
With the NFL season starting I thought I'd mention a time some of my buddies were making predictions as to which two teams would be in the next Super Bowl. One of the predictions was for a Cowboys-Packers Super Bowl, while another one predicted Patriots-Steelers.
Even I know better, and I haven’t watched a game in almost twenty years
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