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OT nostalgia thread - what do you remember growing up that's not common anymore? - Methuselah
Some I can think of: - Sets of Encyclopedia Britanica or World Book in peoples houses. - Banana seats on bicycles. - Playing tackle games like British Bulldog and tackle football at recess at school. - Getting tests and assignments at at school with purple ink from a mimeograph machin...


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Rant nostalgia thread - what do you remember from your early days as a Tiger fan - Methuselah
I remember before the days of widespread t.v. coverage, listening on the radio on Saturday nights. Wherever we were, the radio was on - riding in the old station wagon with my parents on the way back from a Saturday afternoon/evening weddings,or visiting friends, on camping trips, at home. And the...


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Official Disney/Marvel synopsis of the plot of Avengers, Age of Ultron - Methuselah
Not a whole lot of new info (if any), but they seem to have gathered it up in one place: [link=(http://comicbook.com/2014/09/16/first-avengers-age-of-ultron-official-plot-synopsis-released/)]LINK[/link]...


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Seems to be a wee bit of looting going on in Cabos in the wake of the hurricane - Methuselah
SIAP. Didn't see any threads on it. [link=(http://www.weather.com/news/hurricane-odile-slams-baja-california-photos-20140914)]Damage and looting in Cabos[/link] One or two in there that might rival the famous Lootie pic that spawned a thousand memes. (#27 is one I think)....


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Why do entities that have well designed web sites feel the need to change? - Methuselah
Talking specifically WWLTV here. They had a well designed, easy to navigate site. In particular their I always found that their weather radar section was excellent and it was my go to place to check for rain anywhere in the state and nearby states. Now the overall site just seems to be a hot me...


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McConaughey on talk show - on changing the types of roles he took - Methuselah
Walked into the kitchen for lunch and turned on the kitchen counter tv. It was on a talk show of Queen Latifah and she is interviewing MM. I thought it was interesting when she asked him about changing the types of roles he took. He said he wanted to do different roles and talked to his wife an...


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What's your favorite board (or similar) game you've ever played? - Methuselah
Board games are kinda becoming a thing of the past with all the electronic stuff. But the other night my kids each had some friends over and decided to break out the old Taboo game. That was actually a fun evening. So I guess that would be mine among the somewhat more recent games. For an o...


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Caught one of my favorite guilty pleasures this a.m. - Eddie and the Cruisers - Methuselah
Admittedly it's mostly the tunes that I like. But I've found the story itself is a nice tight little plot and the acting good (though not exceptional of course). ...


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Some questions about Randall Flagg for Stephen King fans - Methuselah
I've never been huge reader of King's stuff but I loved [i]The Stand[/i] (both the book and the mini series). My questions are - what exactly is the character? In [i]The Stand[/i] he appears to be some type of lower or mid level demon. But Wikipedia says he's a sorcerer. So, what is the dude...


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Did "The Matrix" franchise really start going down at the end of the first movie - Methuselah
Just watched the first one again. And I think they kind of started sliding at the very end of #1. I mean, revived with a kiss is pretty cliche'. And Neo diving into Agent Smith really didn't seem to make much sense or be a significant development. Now, the Superman type flight at the very end ...


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What professions are the most "Lions on the Serengeti" young overcome old? - Methuselah
I got to thinking about this - Which human professions are the most like those wildlife shows where the older male kicks the arse of younger ones until finally one (or two) get the best of him and take over? You see it with lions, with chimps, pretty much any social animals. I know there are obvi...


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Describe your total home viewing set up - "hardware" and sources of programing - Methuselah
I am admittedly a fossil and have a very basic set up - non HD tv's (though both the kids have HD at their colleges), intermediate cable package (basic, sports channels and HBO (at least during GoT season). I don't use internet much to watch shows. Use OnDemand some. Use redbox a little but not ...


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Anthony Jennings = Tony Ice or just The Iceman? - Methuselah
The man seems to be making a habit of QB-ing impressive comebacks, first against Arky and now against Wisconsin. Of course you could say for this game at least he was in there when they got behind. But he seems to thrive under pressure....


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Let's talk drinking age - Methuselah
It's been awhile now since the drinking age has changed from 18 to 21. From what ya'll have seen - has it really resulted in a decrease in drinking in college age kids? Has it decreased drinking problems or drunk driving? For what I can see it doesn't seem to be much different between kids to...


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Hello, my name is Methuselah and I'm an LSU-aholic - Methuselah
I haven't watch a live Tiger football game for about 8 months now. But tomorrow I think I'm gonna fall off the wagon big time. I can't help it. I just love to watch them play....


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Saturday Down South has LSU going to the "TaxSlayer" Bowl? WTH is that? - Methuselah
I'm guessing it is a bowl that picked up a name change. But it just sounds strange. Then again, they also have "#1 Alabama v. #3 Oregon in one of the semi=finals of the playoffs. I think #1 matches up with #4 so I'm not sure how well researched that article is. [link=(http://www.saturdaydo...


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The 2011 version of the Three Musketeers - what the hell am I watching? - Methuselah
This has to the be the most bizarre version of this tale anyone has thought up. - A blimp? - A 17th century femme fatale doing ninja cat burglar shite in golden underwear? - Modern looking invisible security maze revealed by blowing powder into the air. - Oh and horrible acting pretty muc...


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Why didn't Molly Ringwald just say it was her birthday in 16 candles? - Methuselah
I can understand at first not wanting to point it out. But after it became clear that no one was going to mention it she could have come up with some way to get the point across....


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Anybody here ever watched the movie Mickey with Harry Connick, Jr. - Methuselah
I guess the Little League World Series being on reminded me of this movie. It's not the best received movie but I thought it had some high parts. The part about drafting teams really is pretty close to what goes on in youth baseball drafts. And I thought Connick did a decent acting job. It'...


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Words and phrases for the same thing that are different in different places? - Methuselah
Thought about this when I walked outside this morning and saw a "mosquito hawk" and realized how in many (most?) places it is called a "dragon fly". And of course the old "soft drink" "cold drink" "pop" thing is pretty well known. What are some of your favorite phrases or words that are differ...


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