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Re: Today I learned …

Post by revbob » 18 Feb 2018, 10:20am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
17 Feb 2018, 6:07pm
… Patty Smyth of shitty early 80s hit "The Warrior" fame was once married to Richard Hell and is now married to John McEnroe.
If im being completely one dimensional here I do recall her being quite attractive.

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Re: Today I learned …

Post by Dr. Medulla » 18 Feb 2018, 10:32am

revbob wrote:
18 Feb 2018, 10:20am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
17 Feb 2018, 6:07pm
… Patty Smyth of shitty early 80s hit "The Warrior" fame was once married to Richard Hell and is now married to John McEnroe.
If im being completely one dimensional here I do recall her being quite attractive.
Definitely the cuter side of the marriage with Richard Hell.
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Re: Today I learned …

Post by tepista » 18 Feb 2018, 5:28pm


When sweeping, pressure and speed of the brush head are key in slightly increasing the layer of moisture that builds up under the stone. One of the basic technical aspects of curling is knowing when to sweep. When the ice in front of the stone is swept, a stone will usually travel both farther and straighter.


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Post by Dr. Medulla » 18 Feb 2018, 6:00pm

tepista wrote:
18 Feb 2018, 5:28pm

When sweeping, pressure and speed of the brush head are key in slightly increasing the layer of moisture that builds up under the stone. One of the basic technical aspects of curling is knowing when to sweep. When the ice in front of the stone is swept, a stone will usually travel both farther and straighter.


like, duh, right?
Those are the lyrics to “The Warrior”? Maybe I should have been listening more closely.
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Post by WestwayKid » 20 Feb 2018, 7:28am

I remember Scandal being on that somewhat depressing Bands Reunited program. I believe they were on of the bands that did reunite. The nadir of that program was when they tried to reunite The Smiths by attempting to corner Morrissey before a concert. I read an interview with the producers afterwards and they at least claimed (and it might have been BS) that they actually had hopes of pulling it off. Really?

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Re: Today I learned …

Post by Dr. Medulla » 09 Mar 2018, 10:32am

… Idaho's governor is named Butch Otter. Which is undeniably a gay porn name.
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Post by matedog » 09 Mar 2018, 11:42am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Feb 2018, 10:32am
revbob wrote:
18 Feb 2018, 10:20am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
17 Feb 2018, 6:07pm
… Patty Smyth of shitty early 80s hit "The Warrior" fame was once married to Richard Hell and is now married to John McEnroe.
If im being completely one dimensional here I do recall her being quite attractive.
Definitely the cuter side of the marriage with Richard Hell.
The only thing I know about Patty Smyth was seeing this video incessantly in 1992

Apparently she didn't do much else except turn down being David Lee Roth's replacement in VH.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Today I learned …

Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 Mar 2018, 7:06am

Started watching the series From the Earth to the Moon this morning—somehow I'd never watched it before—and in the first episode the characters keep pronouncing Gemini jem-in-ee. I was getting irritated and blaming dumb-ass Texans—the Houston flight centre—but then looked it up and found out that both the long i and e pronunciations are correct.
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Re: Today I learned …

Post by Rat Patrol » 26 Mar 2018, 8:40am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Mar 2018, 7:06am
Started watching the series From the Earth to the Moon this morning—somehow I'd never watched it before—and in the first episode the characters keep pronouncing Gemini jem-in-ee. I was getting irritated and blaming dumb-ass Texans—the Houston flight centre—but then looked it up and found out that both the long i and e pronunciations are correct.
And you know some NASA egghead with a slide rule calculated that pronouncing it "ee" would save one picohertz of radio bandwidth, which was precisely the amount needed to save the crew in the event both the main and auxiliary batteries failed. :naughty:



Also: the Gus Grissom Memorial Museum has a 'replica' corned beef sandwich cast in acrylic celebrating the time on Gemini 3 he and John Young shared a corned beef sandwich smuggled in Young's space suit from a roadside deli shack an hour before liftoff. Which then prompted both of them upon return to get investigated by Congress for wasting a million dollars in specially prepared space food, and reprimanded by NASA for getting rye crumbs all stuck in the spacecraft controls during zero-G.

Young later recalled, in his autobiography, that the sandwich was still pretty good in spite of it all.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 Mar 2018, 9:28am

Rat Patrol wrote:
26 Mar 2018, 8:40am
Also: the Gus Grissom Memorial Museum has a 'replica' corned beef sandwich cast in acrylic celebrating the time on Gemini 3 he and John Young shared a corned beef sandwich smuggled in Young's space suit from a roadside deli shack an hour before liftoff. Which then prompted both of them upon return to get investigated by Congress for wasting a million dollars in specially prepared space food, and reprimanded by NASA for getting rye crumbs all stuck in the spacecraft controls during zero-G.

Young later recalled, in his autobiography, that the sandwich was still pretty good in spite of it all.

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I learned about the sandwich story not too long ago when Young died. That's fantastic that there's something about it in Grissom's museum. There's something quite satisfying about knowing that these immensely brave guys, riding on the tip of a missile, were also bozos pulling stupid stunts.
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Re: Today I learned …

Post by 101Walterton » 26 Mar 2018, 3:06pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Mar 2018, 9:28am
Rat Patrol wrote:
26 Mar 2018, 8:40am
Also: the Gus Grissom Memorial Museum has a 'replica' corned beef sandwich cast in acrylic celebrating the time on Gemini 3 he and John Young shared a corned beef sandwich smuggled in Young's space suit from a roadside deli shack an hour before liftoff. Which then prompted both of them upon return to get investigated by Congress for wasting a million dollars in specially prepared space food, and reprimanded by NASA for getting rye crumbs all stuck in the spacecraft controls during zero-G.

Young later recalled, in his autobiography, that the sandwich was still pretty good in spite of it all.

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I learned about the sandwich story not too long ago when Young died. That's fantastic that there's something about it in Grissom's museum. There's something quite satisfying about knowing that these immensely brave guys, riding on the tip of a missile, were also bozos pulling stupid stunts.
Never heard that story but love it 😊

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Re: Today I learned …

Post by Dr. Medulla » 27 Mar 2018, 5:38pm

… that historians still debate who won the Cold War (according to a student paper). Glad to know that my Bulgarian victors hypothesis is getting some acknowledgement.
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Re: Today I learned …

Post by Wolter » 27 Mar 2018, 5:41pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
27 Mar 2018, 5:38pm
… that historians still debate who won the Cold War (according to a student paper). Glad to know that my Bulgarian victors hypothesis is getting some acknowledgement.
No one really won the Cola Wars, though.
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Re: Today I learned …

Post by Dr. Medulla » 27 Mar 2018, 5:50pm

Wolter wrote:
27 Mar 2018, 5:41pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
27 Mar 2018, 5:38pm
… that historians still debate who won the Cold War (according to a student paper). Glad to know that my Bulgarian victors hypothesis is getting some acknowledgement.
No one really won the Cola Wars, though.
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Re: Today I learned …

Post by Rat Patrol » 27 Mar 2018, 6:23pm

Wolter wrote:
27 Mar 2018, 5:41pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
27 Mar 2018, 5:38pm
… that historians still debate who won the Cold War (according to a student paper). Glad to know that my Bulgarian victors hypothesis is getting some acknowledgement.
No one really won the Cola Wars, though.
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...but it's adorable that Pepsi still thinks it's got this within reach, seeing as how they're now hemorrhaging market share to the third-place Dr. Pepper/7Up conglomeration.
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