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by Zwak
Thu Apr 09 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's get to know each other...
Replies: 369
Views: 7385

Re: Let's get to know each other...

Hyacinths
by Zwak
Thu Apr 09 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Thursday, April 9 Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow's email. 1. What novelist coined the term "Beat Generation" in 1948? 2. What evergreen herb gets its name from a Latin phrase meaning “dew of the sea,” as one of the stars of White Christmas could tell you? 3. Is the boilin...
by Zwak
Thu Apr 09 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Answers to Wednesday, April 8 1. Happy Passover! Val Kilmer voiced Moses and Ralph Fiennes voiced his brother Ramses in what 1998 Dreamworks retelling of the Passover story? PRINCE OF EGYPT 2. What does a pluviometer - also know as an udometer -measure? PRECIPITATION (OR RAIN) 3. Medical technology ...
by Zwak
Wed Apr 08 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's get to know each other...
Replies: 369
Views: 7385

Re: Let's get to know each other...

This might get me banned but I really like the Michigan blue & yellow (maize)
by Zwak
Wed Apr 08 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

3. Horseshoe crab
by Zwak
Wed Apr 08 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Wednesday, April 8 Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow's email. 1. Happy Passover! Val Kilmer voiced Moses, and Ralph Fiennes voiced his brother Ramses, in what 1998 Dreamworks retelling of the Passover story? 2. What does a pluviometer - also called an udometer - measure? 3. ...
by Zwak
Wed Apr 08 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Answers to Tuesday, April 7: 1. Nearly all of Botswana is located in what desert, whose name comes from the Tswana language for “the Great Thirst”? KALAHARI 2. The most populous city in the Western Hemisphere has a name that, when translated to English, is the name of a U.S. city with about 2.5% the...
by Zwak
Tue Apr 07 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movies
Replies: 7522
Views: 442285

Re: Movies

Watched a documentary on ZZ Top on Netflix last night. While not a huge fan of their music I really enjoyed this documentary and the three guys came across as immensely likable.
by Zwak
Tue Apr 07 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Tuesday, April 7 Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow's email. 1. Nearly all of Botswana is located in what desert, whose name comes from the Tswana language for “the Great Thirst”? 2. The most populous city in the Western Hemisphere has a name that, when translated to English,...
by Zwak
Tue Apr 07 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Answers to Monday, April 6 1. Pull Out Before You Blow It: Actor Steve Buscemi appeared in five Coen Brothers movies in a row during the 1990s. Name as many of those movies as you can for 1 point each. Zero points total if you get any wrong. MILLER’S CROSSING, BARTON FINK, THE HUDSUCKER PROXY, FARGO...
by Zwak
Tue Apr 07 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Here are this week’s questions: 1. The French coined the word "Boche" to refer to their enemies in which war? 2. What Hall of Fame forward won two of the first seven NBA Slam Dunk Contests--and was surprised to lose a third to his 5'7" teammate Spud Webb, whom he'd never seen dunk before? 3. The TV ...
by Zwak
Tue Apr 07 3:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Here are the answers to last week’s Ken Jennings Tuesday Trivia Quiz: 1. What was the native country of two of opera's famed Three Tenors? They're all Italian, right? Pavarotti was Italian! Well, guess what, buddy. The other two--Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras--were both from Spain. 2. Having jus...
by Zwak
Mon Apr 06 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's get to know each other...
Replies: 369
Views: 7385

Re: Let's get to know each other...

The Day of the Jackal. Fantastic book And movie! I believe the detective in the movie is the villain from Moonraker, the best Bond film. While I don't think it is the best Bond film, it does have one of my favorite scenes of the classic (pre-Brosnan and Craig). I love the boat chase on the river th...
by Zwak
Mon Apr 06 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Monday, April 6 Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow's email. Answers to Friday's questions below. 1. Pull Out Before You Blow It: Actor Steve Buscemi appeared in five Coen Brothers movies in a row during the 1990s. Name as many of those movies as you can for 1 point each. Zero...
by Zwak
Mon Apr 06 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Answers to Friday, April 3 1. The Singer Building, the Petronas Towers, and Taipei 101 are some of the lesser-known historical holders of what record? WORLD’S TALLEST BUILDING 2. What invention was patented on November 26, 1935, by Vladimir Zworykin, who described it as a, “method of, and apparatus ...
by Zwak
Sun Apr 05 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's get to know each other...
Replies: 369
Views: 7385

Re: Let's get to know each other...

davescharf wrote:
Sun Apr 05 12:03 pm
Cowgirl wrote:
Sun Apr 05 11:55 am
Ice cream.
This could be its own question for another day
Best ice cream I’ve ever had is banana macadamia nut from Izzy’s. Unfortunately it’s availability is rare.
by Zwak
Sun Apr 05 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's get to know each other...
Replies: 369
Views: 7385

Re: Let's get to know each other...

Kelly Red wrote:
Sun Apr 05 11:25 am
What’s your favorite snack?

If I’m being healthy it’s apple slices with almond butter. If I’m not, it’s Cheetos :dup:
Chips and salsa. LOVE the lime tinged Tostitos
by Zwak
Sat Apr 04 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's get to know each other...
Replies: 369
Views: 7385

Re: Let's get to know each other...

Anything by Carl Hiassen or Clive Cussler.
by Zwak
Sat Apr 04 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

This drove me nuts because I've seen this map before, but it finally clicked. They have never been visited by a POTUS. I had the "Never been invaded by Britain" answer stuck in my head. But I knew that wasn't correct because way too much of Africa is red, Belize is red, and Sweden isn't red, just t...
by Zwak
Sat Apr 04 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus discussion
Replies: 831
Views: 20655

Re: Coronavirus discussion

If you have a Kindle or the Kindle app, Amazon has a book by Dr. Osterholm on killer germs on sale for $2.99 today. https://www.amazon.com/Deadliest-Enemy-Against-Killer-Germs-ebook/dp/B01HZFB5EW/ref=sr_1_1?crid=DDOQSFU32DID&dchild=1&keywords=osterholm&qid=1586003294&smid=A1GIOTVGZB41OC&sprefix=Oste...
by Zwak
Sat Apr 04 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

What do the countries in red have in common?

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by Zwak
Fri Apr 03 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's get to know each other...
Replies: 369
Views: 7385

Re: Let's get to know each other...

Definitely snakes...but I’ve always been so fascinated by them that instead of avoiding them I usually watch documentaries about them before I travel somewhere. The black mamba is one incredible animal. Oh god, don’t watch the YouTube clip of the Galapagos snakes and the baby iguana! Animal Planet ...
by Zwak
Fri Apr 03 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Friday, April 3 Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow's email. 1. The Singer Building, the Petronas Towers, and Taipei 101 are some of the lesser-known historical holders of what record? 2. What invention was patented on November 26, 1935, by Vladimir Zworykin, who described it ...
by Zwak
Fri Apr 03 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Answers to Thursday, April 2 1. April 2 marks the anniversary of the RMS Titanic’s ill-fated voyage. The ship shoved off from Southampton, England. What city was supposed to be its destination? NEW YORK 2. The most common way to earn a “Triple-Double” in basketball is by achieving double-digit point...
by Zwak
Thu Apr 02 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This might be a dumb question, but...
Replies: 14742
Views: 795500

Re: This might be a dumb question, but...

Bertogliat wrote:
Wed Apr 01 9:37 pm
After going months with virtually no spam call on my cell I now seem to get 5-6 per day and most within a short window.

f*** off. I am not answering you, twat waffle.....er tot waffle.
I miss those days when a call on my cell phone was 100% legitimate and I would answer them all.
by Zwak
Thu Apr 02 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Thursday, April 2 Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow's email. 1. April 2 marks the anniversary of the RMS Titanic’s ill-fated voyage. The ship shoved off from Southampton, England. What city was supposed to be its destination? 2. The most common way to earn a “Triple-Double” ...
by Zwak
Thu Apr 02 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Answers to Wednesday, April 1 1. “Platinum” used to be the highest certification that a record could achieve in the U.S. In 1999, a new certification equaling “ten-times platinum” was created. Name that album-sales certification. DIAMOND 2. What breath mint contains copper gluconate, which gives the...
by Zwak
Wed Apr 01 3:49 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Vikings 2020 season
Replies: 67
Views: 2710

Re: Vikings 2020 season

frozen4champs wrote:
Wed Apr 01 3:40 pm
That’s a fake Twitter account
by Zwak
Wed Apr 01 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This might be a dumb question, but...
Replies: 14742
Views: 795500

Re: This might be a dumb question, but...

Has anyone else seen an uptick in spam emails getting through? I’ve been getting one daily from a fake PayPal address with an attachment. I’ve seen several fake Apple and amazon emails lately too. Usually my email is good about filtering the spam but I guess they are getting sneakier. I get an insa...
by Zwak
Wed Apr 01 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Wednesday, April 1 Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow's email. Answers to yesterday's questions below. 1. “Platinum” used to be the highest certification that a record could achieve in the U.S. In 1999, a new certification equaling “ten-times platinum” was created. Name that ...
by Zwak
Wed Apr 01 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Answers to Tuesday, March 31 1. Prior to President Obama, who was the last U.S. president with a law degree? BILL CLINTON 2. In hopes of undercutting imports of Chinese teas in the 19th century, some British tea companies added bergamot to their black teas. These bergamot-infused teas were named aft...
by Zwak
Tue Mar 31 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus discussion
Replies: 831
Views: 20655

Re: Coronavirus discussion

I saw a picture on Twitter yesterday showing three gas stations in Lakeville where gas was $1.05/gallon. In our neck of the woods it’s around $1.78.

by Zwak
Tue Mar 31 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus discussion
Replies: 831
Views: 20655

Re: Coronavirus discussion

Just curious, when this is all over with and we are back to "normal", what, if anything, are you going to do differently? Personally, 1. Not going to hoard by any means but will make sure we have a least one multipack of TP on hand 2. Again, not going to hoard, but there are some pretty common cann...
by Zwak
Tue Mar 31 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus discussion
Replies: 831
Views: 20655

Re: Coronavirus discussion

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by Zwak
Tue Mar 31 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Tuesday, March 31 Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow's email. Answers to yesterday's questions below. 1. Prior to President Obama, who was the last U.S. president with a law degree? 2. In hopes of undercutting imports of Chinese teas in the 19th century, some British tea comp...
by Zwak
Tue Mar 31 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Answers to Monday, March 30 1. Around 4,000 miles: that’s the furthest distance between two cities that are capitals of neighboring countries. Name one of those two capital cities. MOSCOW, PYONGYANG 2. The TV show “Mindfreak” ran from 2005-2010, and was the first weekly magic show to air on U.S. tel...
by Zwak
Tue Mar 31 3:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Here are this week’s questions: 1. What was the native country of two of opera's famed Three Tenors? 2. Having just produced its millionth car, Tesla is the most successful new American automaker (independent, not a subsidiary) of the past sixty years. What company is in second place, with about 9,0...
by Zwak
Tue Mar 31 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Here are the answers to last week’s Ken Jennings Tuesday Trivia Quiz: 1. Future Oscar winner Lee J. Cobb was only 37 years old in 1949 when he created the role of what 63-year-old character on Broadway? He was the stage's original Willy Loman, in a considerable amount of age makeup. 2. Who published...
by Zwak
Mon Mar 30 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

1)Moscow (and Washington DC?) 3)Highlights 1. The question says 'neighboring'. I wonder if they mean bordering? Since it said neighboring instead of bordering, I thought that might work. Note--Googling, everything I found says the International dateline is the border between Russia and Alaska. They...
by Zwak
Mon Mar 30 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Composer wrote:
Mon Mar 30 7:06 am
1)Moscow (and Washington DC?)
3)Highlights
1. The question says 'neighboring'. I wonder if they mean bordering?
by Zwak
Mon Mar 30 6:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Monday, March 30 Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow's email. Answers to yesterday's questions below. 1. Around 4,000 miles: that’s the furthest distance between two cities that are capitals of neighboring countries. Name one of those two capital cities. 2. The TV show “Mindfr...
by Zwak
Mon Mar 30 6:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Answers to Friday, March 27 1. The words “Seoul” and “Kyoto” both mean the same thing in their respective languages. What do they mean? CAPITAL, OR CAPITAL CITY (Kyoto used to be the capital of Japan) 2. What five-word phrase originated from an Emerson poem about the battles of Lexington and Concord...
by Zwak
Sun Mar 29 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Consumer Research
Replies: 3933
Views: 240883

Re: Consumer Research

Anyone own a Sleep Number bed? Thoughts?

Anyone own a Casper, Purple, or Tuft & Needle?

We’re in the market for a new mattress and are exploring options.

Thanks for any input!
by Zwak
Fri Mar 27 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's get to know each other...
Replies: 369
Views: 7385

Re: Let's get to know each other...

1. I was born in Newport, RI where my dad was stationed. When he was discharged, the family moved back to Minnesota. They were driving back and didn't really want to deal with NYC, so they decided to bypass it by going a little bit north of the city. So, in mid-August 1969, we drove through the are...
by Zwak
Fri Mar 27 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

1. The words “Seoul” and “Kyoto” both mean the same thing in their respective languages. What do they mean? 2. What five-word phrase originated from an Emerson poem about the battles of Lexington and Concord, and today also refers to several moments in sports history, including Bobby Thomson’s famou...
by Zwak
Fri Mar 27 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Answers to Thursday, March 26 1. What is the largest city by population that is located on the shore of a Great Lake? TORONTO 2. Harold Faltermeyer had a number-one hit song in 1985 called “Axel F.” It is better known as the theme song to what movie? "BEVERLY HILLS COP" 3. Gayle King hosts CBS This ...
by Zwak
Thu Mar 26 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's get to know each other...
Replies: 369
Views: 7385

Re: Let's get to know each other...

Fr. Julich wrote:
Thu Mar 26 3:23 pm
I had MNHCKY7 plates in Illinois for awhile. One time a guy at work walked by after I parked and asked “man hickey?”. 😀
You need to change your user name to Man Hickey. :D
by Zwak
Thu Mar 26 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Thursday, March 26 1. What is the largest city by population that is located on the shore of a Great Lake? 2. Harold Faltermeyer had a number-one hit song in 1985 called “Axel F.” It is better known as the theme song to what movie? 3. Gayle King hosts CBS This Morning, but is possibly better known a...
by Zwak
Thu Mar 26 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Answers to Wednesday, March 25 1. "The Emperor of the land where Sun rises sends a letter to the Emperor of the land where Sun sets. Are you healthy?" This 7th-century message was the first formal communication between what two countries? CHINA, JAPAN 2. Jacques Cousteau named his ship after the myt...
by Zwak
Thu Mar 26 6:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus discussion
Replies: 831
Views: 20655

Re: Coronavirus discussion

Cowgirl wrote:
Wed Mar 25 10:26 pm
I think the fact alcohol stores are allowed to stay open just shows what’s important to Americans. Weed stores too. 😬
If liquor stores were closed for a month i would imagine there would be lots of black market sales.
by Zwak
Wed Mar 25 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Grant is correct. Here are today's questions. If people are interested I can try to post their 5 questions every day. Wednesday, March 25 1. "The Emperor of the land where Sun rises sends a letter to the Emperor of the land where Sun sets. Are you healthy?" This 7th-century message was the first for...
by Zwak
Wed Mar 25 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Trivia Mafia is a local bar trivia hosting company. I subscribe to their newsletter. While they have been shut down they have been sending out a small daily quiz. I recommend signing up for it. Anyway, this question was on yesterday’s quiz and I like it: Of the people pictured on currently circulati...
by Zwak
Tue Mar 24 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Maize wrote:
Tue Mar 24 8:56 am
5. Simone Biles(?)
5. My guess would be Nadia Comaneci.
by Zwak
Tue Mar 24 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus discussion
Replies: 831
Views: 20655

Re: Coronavirus discussion

Just curious - do the grocery stores in the US use floor stickers as a visual cue? We've had these for over a week now, I've never seen anyone not use them in our local grocery stores and/or bakeries... https://i.postimg.cc/L5WHRWQq/IMG-3098.jpg I was at Costco yesterday and they had yellow taped l...
by Zwak
Tue Mar 24 4:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Here are this week’s questions: 1. Future Oscar winner Lee J. Cobb was only 37 years old in 1949 when he created the role of what 63-year-old character on Broadway? 2. Who published four revolutionary articles on four different topics during his 1905 "year of miracles," or Wunderjahr? 3. What countr...
by Zwak
Tue Mar 24 4:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Here are the answers to last week’s Ken Jennings Tuesday Trivia Quiz: 1. Between its 1478 founding and 1691, what organization over one hundred thousand autos-da-fe? Oops, missing word here. Should have read "what organization HELD over..." Autos-da-fe were the public penances (up to and including b...
by Zwak
Mon Mar 23 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movies
Replies: 7522
Views: 442285

Re: Movies

The long suffering Mrs GE and I got through two-thirds of Lawrence of Arabia last night. Interesting but slow story and beautifully shot. Last hour on tap for this evening. Always a favorite among critics....but you're right, it's a slow burn. I cannot for the life of me get into 2001: A Space Odys...
by Zwak
Mon Mar 23 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movies
Replies: 7522
Views: 442285

Re: Movies

If you are bored and looking for some mindless movies to watch, here are some recommendations of some of my favoritesL 1. Shoot Em Up: Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, and Monica Belucci in a comically violent movie and one of my favorites of the last 20 years 2. The Hidden: Michael Nouri and Kyle MacLahc...
by Zwak
Mon Mar 23 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus discussion
Replies: 831
Views: 20655

Re: Coronavirus discussion

What makes this one a bugger is that it's a "novel" virus, the likes of which has not been seen. As I understand it, the end game is everyone is infected and recovers (or dies), and those who had it will have immunity next time to it or to similar viruses. If a vaccine is created, the folks who don...
by Zwak
Sat Mar 21 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus discussion
Replies: 831
Views: 20655

Re: Coronavirus discussion

Starting to think this going to reshape our society, maybe in a good way. I’m spending real time with my family, listening to music and watching movies and TV shows. The sports world is gonna suffer for this because we are gonna slowly realize that competition isn’t important. Devotion to sporting ...
by Zwak
Sat Mar 21 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's get to know each other...
Replies: 369
Views: 7385

Let's get to know each other...

Hi all. In this crazy time of ours I thought it might be fun to get to know a little bit about each other. I started this thread so we can share things about each other that we think others might find interesting. I'll start: 1. I'm adopted. I met my birth mom several years ago but we don't have a s...
by Zwak
Sat Mar 21 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simple Pleasures...
Replies: 21567
Views: 1081391

Re: Simple Pleasures...

Fox Sports 1 is showing Aussie rules football. It’s live. I don’t understand it, but it’s live sports. Watch enough, you'll get the gist of it. Cricket is the one sport I really don't understand. I was in India last summer during the Cricket World Cup. I'm very well versed in it now since I had (li...
by Zwak
Fri Mar 20 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus discussion
Replies: 831
Views: 20655

Re: Coronavirus discussion

But it’s not like they won’t eventually use it.....Hopefully these people would consider donating it. We have a small relatively independent grocery store in our town that we use when we need one or two things. A while back they posted a sign at each register stating that they would no longer accep...
by Zwak
Fri Mar 20 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simple Pleasures...
Replies: 21567
Views: 1081391

Re: Simple Pleasures...

I was a kid at that time and had a strict 9PM bedtime. On Monday’s my Mon would let me stay up long enough to watch the MNF open before she put me to bed. That theme music for MNF is available on iTunes. It’s titled “Heavy Action” The opening theme music for This Week in Baseball is also available ...
by Zwak
Thu Mar 19 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

7. They're all located in more than one hemisphere?

I know Kiribati is the only country in the world located in all four hemispheres.
by Zwak
Thu Mar 19 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Regarding #6, Alan Smithee is a pseudonym a director will use when they are not happy with the finished product and don't want their name associated with a film.
by Zwak
Thu Mar 19 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus discussion
Replies: 831
Views: 20655

Re: Coronavirus discussion

While I am glad we live in a time where information is plentiful with many sources, I also find there to be information overload. So easy to find articles about every possible aspect of this virus, its spread, treatment, vaccines, etc. Again, access to information is definitely a good thing but ther...
by Zwak
Thu Mar 19 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus discussion
Replies: 831
Views: 20655

Re: Coronavirus discussion

I went to Target this morning to get a few things (not hoard). I picked up a 12 pack of TP. They actually have the TP aisle roped off with an employee inside the roped off area and a security person just outside of it. You walk up, tell the employee what brand and package you want and he/she grabs i...
by Zwak
Tue Mar 17 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus discussion
Replies: 831
Views: 20655

Re: Coronavirus discussion

Norm wrote:
Tue Mar 17 11:18 am
What's going to happen to homeless people that go to soup kitchens for meals?
Soup kitchens, shelters, etc are exempt.
by Zwak
Tue Mar 17 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

I copied the text verbatim from his email but I think there was a word/phrase omitted in #1. I think it should read:

1. Between its 1478 founding and 1691, what organization carried out over one hundred thousand autos-da-fe?
by Zwak
Tue Mar 17 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

3. (I cheated and had to look it up)
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Thymus (Thyme)
by Zwak
Tue Mar 17 5:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

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Here are this week’s questions: 1. Between its 1478 founding and 1691, what organization over one hundred thousand autos-da-fe? 2. Sheindlin is the last name of what woman, whose $47 million salary has made her TV's highest paid star? 3. Which gland of the human body shares its name with a genus of ...
by Zwak
Tue Mar 17 5:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 6397
Views: 392191

Re: Totally Random Trivia

Here are the answers to last week’s Ken Jennings Tuesday Trivia Quiz: 1. Stanislav and Bronislava Nijinsky, like their more famous brother Vaslav, were professionals in what field? All three were dancers--and Vaslav was the most famous male ballet dancer of his era. 2. In what city would you find Pr...
by Zwak
Mon Mar 16 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus discussion
Replies: 831
Views: 20655

Re: Coronavirus discussion

Obviously I feel for all affected by the virus. It stinks all the way around. Does anyone know of anyone who has an upcoming wedding planned and what they are thinking about doing? I have a cousin getting married the first weekend in June. It's just outside of the 8 week window that the CDC is recom...