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Started by Rix Gins, July 16, 2020, 02:36:36 PM

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Quote from: b_dubb on September 06, 2010, 12:06:13 AMwatch the movie "Flubber" and ignore the Disney cheese.  instead, note how the Professor character putters around town in his old Ford Model A hunk o' crap at the first part of the movie and then at the end he get's intercepted by a couple of Super Saber fighter jets.  so ... within the span of 50 years we went from primitive internal combustion engines, mass produced automobiles, and then super sonic flight.  that's a HELL of a leap in such a short time.  and possibly the only reason to watch that movie.  a funny coincidence that the Professor is seen as a UFO on the radar at the end when they scramble fighters after his flying jalopy

From the Your Supernatural Experiences thread. ("Flubber" AKA The Absent-Minded Professor.)

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Quote from: Camazotz Automat on November 28, 2008, 12:51:12 PMJust as interesting to me, JD Salinger had but TWO novels published, the second being Franny and Zooey

I've sent numerous letters to JD suggesting he team up with Harper Lee and write a joint novel.  He only replied once: 

I received an envelope filled with sawdust and four dead flies.

I interpreted this as a reference to the Four Horsemen (horseflies) of the Apocalypse referenced in the Book of Revelation.  On the exterior of the envelope, where the return address should have appeared, a purple ticket stub from Coney Island was glued. 

Line one of the stub reads: THE HO
Line two of the stub reads: OF MIR

(Obviously, this is not a reference to some Russian slut orbiting the planet, though I can't be completely sure, given the sender's disposition.)

Curiously, as revealed by the printed monogram on the flap, the envelope itself was part of a stationary set as issued by the legendary New York City Horn & Hardart automat. 

JD is such a kidder.  He knew that fact would ~lodge~ in my mind.  It haunts me to this day, obviously.  I'm obsessed with automats.

Lee is 82.  Salinger is 89. 

And I ...

I am growing more mysterious by the yoctosecond.

(I saved the envelope and its contents.)
From The "I'm watching/just watched *movie title* thread....

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Quote from: Caruthers612 on July 11, 2008, 06:11:20 PMWhile I could be devoting the little gray cells to learning chess, mastering Japanese or opening a portal between my septic tank and Azeroth, I seem unable to focus on anything other than this one question. And why would I? I mean, is there anything else that matters? Let's get real.
      So far, since I possess neither gobs of money, fame, nor a member the size of...er, I mean, great industry contacts, I have come up with a big fat nothing. I am open to suggestions. Let's put our heads together, fellas, if you'll pardon the expression; this is in our mutual interest. What does it take? How can it be done? How do you go from loser working at Paddy's Cabbage Emporium to Gianna Michael's official mattress tester (do the visual)?

From the How do you get your favorite porn star to fall for you and move in with you? thread.

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Quote from: aldousburbank on April 18, 2015, 03:01:25 PMI'll take my happy lysergic acid pancakes with bacon and eggs over easy please.
Quote from: chefist on April 18, 2015, 03:12:06 PMGreat new reality show: Breakfast with Timothy Leary!
From the Art Bell thread.

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Quote from: coaster on September 21, 2011, 04:56:34 PMMel's hole was good, and not paranormal at first. You could tell Mel was making up the story as the interview went along.
From the Favorite "Non-Paranormal" Interviews thread.

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Quote from: DanTSX on November 13, 2013, 01:39:55 PMRadio Free Roswell
From the what would be a good name for arts future streaming show? thread.

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Quote from: Dr. MD MD on December 29, 2015, 12:07:03 AMThose other nuts are all great but nothing beats the pistachio! Grown in the lands of the terrorists they are also one of the hardest nuts to crack...but SO worth it!  :P
Quote from: trostol on December 29, 2015, 12:07:28 AMCalifornia?
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on December 29, 2015, 12:10:18 AMNot a fan of the californian pistachios. They aren't roasted enough and have too much salt. The more dangerous the place they come from the better  ;)
From the Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade thread.

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Quote from: Eddie Coyle on April 25, 2011, 10:06:36 AM"White privilege" is one of the most digusting,hateful terms in today's jargon. It's the babble of race hustlers and their aging guilty white liberal benefactors. Because ALL WHITES have the same life experience,right? We're some wealthy fucking monolith living off the sweat of dark-complected people.

    So many Caucasians view self-loathing as the highest paragon of virtue. Big yellow streak up their backs...they can't expire soon enough.

From the Racism - Remnant of the Past or Alive Today? thread.

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Quote from: coaster on April 19, 2013, 06:13:57 PMCop was mentioning the internet stream. Will probably go down shortly.
Quote from: eddie dean on April 19, 2013, 06:17:20 PMI heard that too, I'm expecting to loose my feed soon..
IDK maybe I shouldn't be reporting what I'm hearing from the PD scanner
it would make me sick if I found out that I was somehow helping this fuck in the boat
Quote from: coaster on April 19, 2013, 06:20:52 PMI don't think we are doing any harm. Its more the idiots on twitter.
From the Explosions at Boston Marathon thread.

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Quote from: El Chorro on April 25, 2018, 10:25:19 PMDamn if we did a drinking game every time this Mad Man guy says "basically" I'd already be getting my stomach pumped.
From the Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade thread.

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Quote from: expat on February 21, 2012, 09:58:55 AMHoagland got worse last night, repeating that other lie about NASA astronauts. He said that Neil Armstrong, on the occasion of the Apollo 11 20th anniversary, likened astronauts to parrots, saying only what they'd been told to say. Here's what Armstrong actually said:

  "Wilbur Wright once noted that the only bird that could talk was the parrot, and he didn't fly very well. So I'll be brief."

        Armstrong, of course, is possibly the greatest pilot the world has ever known but is also well known for being a poor and nervous public speaker. Is he likening himself to a bird whose talents are the exact opposite? No, of course not. He's apologizing for not being eloquent and saying that therefore he won't speak for long. He's the exact opposite of a parrot.

        Hoagland, you "vile, lying asswipe," as somebody once said.
From the George Noory Sucks! -- The Definitive Compendium thread.

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Quote from: Falkie2013 on January 15, 2013, 03:15:13 PMI'm an old time board and rpg gamer & a fan of military science fiction including the books by David Drake, Gordon Dickson and Jerry Pournelle. My handle is short for Falkenberg and comes from John Christian Falkenberg, Pournelle's mercenary commander of an alternate US future history.
From the Explain Your User Name thread.

Quote from: Rix Gins on April 09, 2023, 01:10:44 AMFrom the Explain Your User Name thread.

Important part of Bellgab history. Put it on a plaque and stick it in the Smithsonian.

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Quote from: TheMan WhoFell ToEarth on April 09, 2023, 05:14:04 AMImportant part of Bellgab history. Put it on a plaque and stick it in the Smithsonian.
Ha, yes indeed. A fairly interesting thread in itself, with a number of other classic BellGabbers revealing why they chose their particular user names.

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Quote from: Faustina on September 24, 2014, 01:11:01 AMISIS needs to be contained and dismantled before they get over here and try to do something similar to that dismal 9/11 stunt and Al Qaeda pulled off.  Because they might just be successful.  I am very pleased about the air strikes, and hope they keep ISIS on the run, on the defense, and unable to do very much at all coz they're too busy running for U.S. Coalition bombs.  (I look forward to the UK joining that coalition).

I agree with the person who commented along the lines that this is the most dangerous group to come along since the Nazis.  Let us just hope they do not precipitate WW III.  By nipping them in the bud now, maybe that can be avoided.
From the ISIS thread.

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Quote from: FallenSeraph on October 22, 2013, 07:54:54 AMWhat's Art's nickname here?
Quote from: Cynnie on October 22, 2013, 07:56:12 AMMr bell
Quote from: Falkie2013 on October 22, 2013, 11:49:09 AMYour highness and majesty.
He is after all the King of Nye.
Amazing how so many of his subjects have forgotten.
From the Roger Leir thread.

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Quote from: Gabor Sweden751110 on May 05, 2010, 03:28:01 PMABBA
I met an elderly woman the day before Easter! 2010
She walked up to me to start talking about ABBA!
I was visiting the hospital,
I sat in the library but for the hospital to read the newspaper!

Do not ask me was that she would start talking about ABBA

She began to talk about Easter in Sweden. about old times!

Today, it is not so many who celebrate in Sweden,
Swedish traditions.
Usa cand have a better stronger deep tradition of having several people in the same city (along with others)
Than in Sweden, so it is no longer in Sweden.
Sweden is a very corrupt country social mental ability.

She said at the time, she did not know that these young people would become known.
She adolescents from ABBA when they were young. who sing at the Easter bonfire.

What I remember about abba the 70 century
I remember the old ABBA cover from my mother,
She was once a time old LPs. The car dies, the car was a brown woman legs coming out of a car door. I was about 3 years old 4 years old.

In Sweden, it is rare that people walk up to a stranger to begin
From the 2012 - Mayans - The Calendar - End of the World thread.

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Quote from: gabrielle on June 05, 2015, 07:21:19 PMDid you guys ever have a moment in your life when it just went still, and you thought...wow...this is serenity, this is awesome?  I am not making this up...one night a long time ago Art was talking to someone....can't even remember who, and I was reading really good book at the same time...and I had this ...time stand still moment....all was as it should be....

Don't mean to get deep or anything....just curious.
From the Art Bell thread.

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