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This Is Kirk! wrote: ↑
it's common for Icelanders to check the database before getting into a serious relationship to ensure they aren't too closely related to the other person.
Insert ilhan Omar joke here
I realize you're only parroting a rumor--indeed not even doing so yourself but alluding to it to mask your scurrilousness--but that allegation remains unproven
and you should quit spreading it.
When ilhan's father died last year, it became undeniable that he was the father of the man that ilhan had married in a sham. There is no longer any doubt that he is her half-brother.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/16/politics ... index.html
Um... the linked article states only that her father died of COVID and makes no mention of a brother or a husband.
Snopes rates the story about her marrying her brother as "unproven" and states
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/ilhan ... y-brother/
We found no public records or credible sources contradicting Omar’s account of her past, nor any substantive evidence corroborating claims that Elmi is her brother or that their marriage was otherwise fraudulent. In addition, some of the claims offered in support of the rumor don’t seem to add up.
Seems quite deniable. Also seems it would be fairly straightforward to prove it is true, if it indeed is.
I'm not the defending Jeopardy! champion. But I have played one on TV.
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Any further discussion of this should be in the Reretaken Down thread. (Or, better yet, there should be no further discussion of this scurrilous topic.)
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Yeah...I side by TPH on the FJ! Great end-of-week show, though.
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AFRET CMS wrote: ↑
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How many people got Samuel Barber?
Same. Adagio for Strings
is a concert standard, and its use in the soundtrack to the movie Platoon
seemed to have put in more in the public eye. We often have our TV tuned to Comcast/Xfinity music channels for background noise, and its in regular rotation. I also hear it in restaurants, sometimes stores, once or twice a year.
However, I did not know about his relationship to Menotti. Maybe we can look for a Jeopardy mashup of "Adagio and the Night Visitors" or something.
I got it too.
I'm not sure about "concert standard". The only time I have heard it live was the Saturday after 9/11. We were not sure we were in the mood for a concert but went anyway. The Adagio was half of an unannounced concert prelude. For the other half, the conductor turned around, stood the audience up, and directed us through a rendition of God Bless America. It was quite cathartic and now unforgetable. I cannot remember what was on the main program.
I learned about the relationship from Barber's Wiki page some time back.
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