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Post 10161

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - snork


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Post 10162

Gingersnapper+Keeper of the Cookie Jar and Stuff and Nonsense

I just read yesterday somewhere on the net that “Jingle Bells” is not a Christmas song, but written for Thanksgiving. So I GOOGLED and found that it was first published in 1857 under the title “One Horse Open Sleigh” by James Lord Pierpont(1822-1893) to be sung on Thanksgiving. In Boston, maybe.


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Post 10163

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

The snow in the film _The Wizard of Oz_ was pure asbestos, as was the witches brooms and the Scarecrow's clothes.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-slow-demise-of-asbestos-the-carcinogen-that-gave-the-wizard-of-oz-snow


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Post 10164

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

James Bond, the Sean Connery version we all love so well, was armed with...


A pellet gun!

Seriously, OK, not in the actual films but on some his most iconic movie posters like From Russia With Love. Specifically it was a Walther LP53, distinguishable by it's long, thin barrel. It's a breach action single shot air pistol.


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Post 10165

Dmitri Gheorgheni

All action heroes should have pellet guns.

Or nerf guns. smiley - rofl


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Post 10166

Caiman raptor elk - Infinity lies outside the box

Or supersoakers


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Post 10167

Dmitri Gheorgheni

Amen. smiley - ok


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Post 10168

Caiman raptor elk - Infinity lies outside the box

X-men


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Post 10169

ITIWBS

Atlantean Ox-men smiley - offtopic


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Post 10170

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

Leprosy isn't particularly contagious... And you don't lose bits of your body to it typically.

95% of the population is already immune to leprosy.

It's main effect is an inability to feel pain, therefore many sufferers injured themselves by excessive rubbing or scratching, or simply through accident.


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Post 10171

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

Geddy Lee's (Rush) parents met in Auschwitz, were then separated to Dachau and Bergen Belsen. Each survived to be liberated and they reunited after the war.

Bonus: Geddy Lee's real name is Gary, but his grandmother pronounced it "Geddy". smiley - laugh


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Post 10172

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

Jim lynn retweeted this wonderful bit of trivia.


The Vapors' song "Turning Japanese" does NOT contain the words "cyclone ranger".

Check out @jjudijjude’s Tweet: http://twitter.com/jjudijjude/status/1095021871752454145?s=09


According to The Vapors official twitter, the line is,
"Everyone around me is a total stranger,
Everyone avoids me like a PSYCHED LONE RANGER.
Everyone"


I guess that makes more sense.

Mondegreen
BG smiley - pirate


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Post 10173

Icy North

I’m still getting my head around that one. If the Lone Ranger was psyched (in some way to be determined), would it predispose him to avoid people?

And do I overthink these things?


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Post 10174

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

People are avoiding the "psyched lone ranger", he's not avoiding them.

But no, it doesn't make much more sense than a "cyclone ranger" being avoided.


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Post 10175

Cheerful Dragon

Your gut (small and large intestines) contain as many neurons as you'd find in a cat's brain.


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Post 10176

Cheerful Dragon

Regarding the misheard lyric, a friend thought it was "Everyone avoids me like a psycho ranger", which makes more sense than a cyclone ranger. It's probably a good idea to avoid a ranger if they're a psycho!


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Post 10177

ITIWBS

Cattle sweetbreads (major ganglia driving the legs) contain six times the neural matter of a human brain.


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Post 10178

Icy North

Is that why cows’s legs are so gangly?


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Post 10179

Caiman raptor elk - Infinity lies outside the box

Maybe size doesn't neural matter


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