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by Madame
Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What ever happened to men's hats?
Replies: 15
Views: 3161

Re: What ever happened to men's hats?

As a fan of old movies, (TCM) it occured to me that in street scenes of the 30s, 40s and 50s every man wore a hat. In films of the 70s, 80s and 90s no one wears a hat. What caused this to happen? Down here in Florida baseball caps are almost universal. In a word, John Kennedy. When he took the oath...
by Madame
Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Peter Graves, Dead at 83
Replies: 6
Views: 1588

Re: Peter Graves, Dead at 83

Corlyss_D wrote:I challenge anyone to quote that series of exchanges between the two black guys. :D
Shirley you jest! :)
by Madame
Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Women WWII Fliers Honored!
Replies: 8
Views: 1367

Re: Women WWII Fliers Honored!

http://www.anacortesnow.com/images/stories/2010-0311_lois_auchterlonie2.jpg http://www.anacortesnow.com/images/stories/2009-0319_lois_auchterlonie2.gif Former long-time Anacortes resident Lois Auchterlonie was one of the former Women Airforce Service Pilots honored with a Congressional Gold Medal f...
by Madame
Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Merlin Olsen Dies at Age 69
Replies: 0
Views: 411

Merlin Olsen Dies at Age 69

http://mi-cache.legacy.com/usercontent/ns/photos/140611158.jpg SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Pro Football Hall of Famer and former television actor Merlin Olsen has died. He was 69. Utah State University assistant athletic media relations director Zach Fisher says Olsen died Wednesday night at a Los Angele...
by Madame
Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Aggressive diabetes treatment doesn’t work
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Aggressive diabetes treatment doesn’t work

Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — It seemed like a good idea at the time. Diabetics are at an unusually high risk of heart disease, heart attacks and strokes, so treating them intensively to sharply reduce blood pressure, cholesterol levels and sugar levels should be highly beneficial. But a decade o...
by Madame
Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Now I've Seen Everything
Replies: 1
Views: 448

Now I've Seen Everything

"Spritz the Bowl Before you Go and No One Else Will Ever Know"

http://poopourri.com/PooPourri-Original ... roducts/9/
by Madame
Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Farewell to the City
Replies: 11
Views: 1190

Re: Farewell to the City

Lots of times, both parents are working, and there's not much at home for them. Still, for the ambitious, enterprising, and right minded, there's always the public library. Both of my parents worked while I was growing up, as did many of my other friends' folks -- it's not that easily explained awa...
by Madame
Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Homeschooling & Creationism v Evolution
Replies: 39
Views: 4794

Re: Homeschooling & Creationism v Evolution

DavidRoss wrote:
Madame wrote:Strange Quark comic strip
Very nice, Madame. Very nice. :wink:
Thank you ... I knew you'd be there ... :)
by Madame
Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Are unions useful or harmful to society?
Replies: 34
Views: 3382

Re: Are unions useful or harmful to society?

Another memory ... My dad was re-roofing his house in his spare time, and a neighbor was helping him. When we had a few days of hard rain, they covered it up until it cleared. I was home alone one day when a man came to the door and demanded to know who was doing the roofing. I told him my dad was. ...
by Madame
Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Are unions useful or harmful to society?
Replies: 34
Views: 3382

Re: Are unions useful or harmful to society?

I've seen both sides, and the thing they had in common was total lack of concern for the long-term health of the organization, it was all about abuse of personal power. Employees are assets, and to destroy the good ones is the same as driving a forklift into the side of one of its products. On the o...
by Madame
Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Homeschooling & Creationism v Evolution
Replies: 39
Views: 4794

Re: Homeschooling & Creationism v Evolution

I'm really not that interested in the article since I'm not a "Creationist" anyway but being against home schooling because some over protective parents won't teach their children "evolution" is like not going to Baskin Robbins because you don't like pistachio ice cream and they happen to sell it. ...
by Madame
Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Do we have VOCAL music lovers on CMG?
Replies: 38
Views: 3758

Re: Do we have VOCAL music lovers on CMG?

i.e. "Leider ohne Worte," which means "Pains Without Words." Must be Florence Foster Jenkins' die-hard fans looking for bootleg tapes of her recitals. Whaddaya mean.......she sounds pretty darn good to me! :) qtf2Q4yyuJ0 PoDA Mark. I lost it completely with the "somebody change da channel" shot. Th...
by Madame
Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: My Prayer For The Oscar:
Replies: 26
Views: 5603

Re: My Prayer For The Oscar:

that the Oscar people may not repeat their frequent mistake of judging movies by their looks, instead of by their dramatic content. GHEEGHEE, MY FAIR STREETWALKER, CHAYOTES OF MISFIRE, GOONDHI, OUT-OF-mAFRICAn-mind-with-boredom and SHAKESPEARE IN LUST all looked very pretty: they had beautiful phot...
by Madame
Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: How many books do you read at once?
Replies: 32
Views: 9423

Re: How many books do you read at once?

absinthe wrote:I've tried reading two books at once. Trouble is my left eye is slightly longer-sighted than the right so I have to hold the books at different distances.

;)
:P :P :P
by Madame
Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Principal Forced Out by Low Test Scores
Replies: 5
Views: 975

Re: Principal Forced Out by Low Test Scores

Federal funds come with a high price tag ... a lesson that should have been learned a long time ago. Again and again, our schools are being asked to solve our social problems, which drains resources from their mission of educating. You know the definition of insanity ... My vote goes to the home-sch...
by Madame
Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Charity Towards Others is Charity Towards Yourself
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: Charity Towards Others is Charity Towards Yourself

dulcinea wrote:The title to this thread is a compression of this quote:
Charity towards yourself is mere self-indulgence; only when you show charity towards others do you truly show charity towards yourself.
As long as it's what they need instead of what you need for them to have.
by Madame
Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: World Atheism Conference Starts in Melbourne
Replies: 51
Views: 9118

Re: World Atheism Conference Starts in Melbourne

IcedNote wrote:
DavidRoss wrote:but the real underlying cause of contemporary moral decay is nothing less than the designated hitter rule!
That really is one of the worst rules in all of sports.

-G
Not so ... I offer my beloved Edgar Martinez to refute that. :wink:
by Madame
Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: World Atheism Conference Starts in Melbourne
Replies: 51
Views: 9118

Re: World Atheism Conference Starts in Melbourne

Donald Isler wrote:I wonder who will give the invocation?!
:lol: :lol: :lol: My best laugh of the day! Thanks.
by Madame
Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is there even a single Muslim here? If not, why not?
Replies: 31
Views: 3891

Re: Is there even a single Muslim here? If not, why not?

IcedNote wrote:It just occurred to me that I have not once come across a pro-Muslim/Islam post on here. Why is that?

-G
Wouldn't be prudent. Not gonna do it. :)
by Madame
Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Principal Forced Out by Low Test Scores
Replies: 5
Views: 975

Re: Principal Forced Out by Low Test Scores

We're experiencing the same situation with the older high school in town. Without going into all the issues, let's just say the situation wasn't improved when a new high school was built a few years ago in the newest part of town, siphoning off significant resources from the already struggling olde...
by Madame
Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Principal Forced Out by Low Test Scores
Replies: 5
Views: 975

Principal Forced Out by Low Test Scores

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2011127963_apwaprincipalforcedout.html LONGVIEW, Wash. — New federal rules for low-performing schools have pushed Principal Bill Marshall out at Monticello Middle School, causing outrage among his co-workers, students, parents and former students. Mars...
by Madame
Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: UW students to skip class in protest
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Re: UW students to skip class in protest

As a firm believer (and participant) in intelligent peaceful public protest, I can say that this particular protest makes no sense whatever (with the possible exception that they managed to get some press). Students protesting tuition hikes presumably value their education and time in class. To ski...
by Madame
Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: UW students to skip class in protest
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Re: UW students to skip class in protest

Out of curiosity, I googled the name of the grad student ... veddy interesting. Here's her biography. I'm a 2nd-year graduate student in Atmospheric Sciences at University of Washington. I grew up in northeastern Washington and central New Mexico, though I have lived in the Puget Sound region for 10...
by Madame
Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Your mind--Open, Semipermeable, Closed, Hermetically Sealed?
Replies: 22
Views: 1772

Re: Your mind--Open, Semipermeable, Closed, Hermetically Sealed?

“Believe nothing, entertain possibilities” ... Caroline Casey
by Madame
Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Can you stump the Great Akinator?
Replies: 19
Views: 1768

Re: Can you stump the Great Akinator?

Spooky ... if you aren't sure of an answer, it has fuzzier info to work with. I didn't give any personal info, but I also had a pop-up blocker that probably protected me. It guessed Michael Collins, Dr. Zhivago, Dr. Strangelove, Mary Poppins ... but was stumped on Leo Szilard and Davy Crockett (the ...
by Madame
Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Your mind--Open, Semipermeable, Closed, Hermetically Sealed?
Replies: 22
Views: 1772

Re: Your mind--Open, Semipermeable, Closed, Hermetically Sealed?

MarkC wrote:
Madame wrote:.....as to which choice, it depends on the subject. And my discernment quotient of the moment!
Sounds like that's either "semi-permeable" or "closed but not locked."

Pick one. :)
I ... I .... I'll think about it tomorrow ...
by Madame
Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How do you know if you've misspelled a word?
Replies: 20
Views: 1261

Re: How do you know if you've misspelled a word?

Many times I've been keystroking away and genuinely misspell a word, as opposed to making a typo. IE doens't have a spell-check like Firefox does, so I have to trust my instincts. Sometime it's obvious, but other times I look at it and I can't tell. I have a dictionary by my computer and will event...
by Madame
Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Your mind--Open, Semipermeable, Closed, Hermetically Sealed?
Replies: 22
Views: 1772

Re: Your mind--Open, Semipermeable, Closed, Hermetically Sealed?

Very good topic ... but as to which choice, it depends on the subject. And my discernment quotient of the moment!
by Madame
Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Antarctic Ice Melt Causes Geographic Malfunction
Replies: 52
Views: 9266

Re: Antarctic Ice Melt Causes Geographic Malfunction

I see Texas, Alaska, and more from this NASA satellite-derived map on Antarctic ice loss: Are you saying that the USGS rep was also incorrect about the size of the lost ice? :D I left a comment at the NPR site to the effect that for a USGS representative not to know how much 20,000 km2 is relative ...
by Madame
Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ban on teaching Creationism.
Replies: 100
Views: 6207

Re: Ban on teaching Creationism.

Corlyss_D wrote:
Madame wrote:Just say no. :)
To what?
When your 24 hours is used up. Shoulda pruned down the quote, sorry.
by Madame
Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Judge grants asylum to German home schoolers
Replies: 10
Views: 1687

Re: Judge grants asylum to German home schoolers

There are more and more home-schooled kids in this area, and there is a great support network for them, which includes certified teachers. They are not isolated by any means. I ran into a large group of them at a restaurant one evening, and they were delightful. Loud, laughing, clearly having a good...
by Madame
Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Antarctic Ice Melt Causes Geographic Malfunction
Replies: 52
Views: 9266

Re: Antarctic Ice Melt Causes Geographic Malfunction

piston wrote:I see Texas, Alaska, and more from this NASA satellite-derived map on Antarctic ice loss:
Really stupid post deleted.
by Madame
Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ban on teaching Creationism.
Replies: 100
Views: 6207

Re: Ban on teaching Creationism.

Corlyss_D wrote:Thanks, David. I'll look into that. I haven't read the entire thread, so this will have to wait till I get some breakfast. :D

Meanwhile, would someone do something to get more hours in the day? This 24 hour day is simply inadequate.
Just say no. :)
by Madame
Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ban on teaching Creationism.
Replies: 100
Views: 6207

Re: Ban on teaching Creationism.

I'm not embarrassed by what I wrote. That's as fine as it goes, but doesn't really demonstrate much. Think of the things being written, whose writers feel no embarrassment, either. (Gosh, I hope you were sitting down!) Cheers, ~Karl :? :? :? Me too. That was so diplomatic I didn't understand what h...
by Madame
Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ban on teaching Creationism.
Replies: 100
Views: 6207

Re: Ban on teaching Creationism.

karlhenning wrote:
Madame wrote:I'm not embarrassed by what I wrote.
That's as fine as it goes, but doesn't really demonstrate much. Think of the things being written, whose writers feel no embarrassment, either.

(Gosh, I hope you were sitting down!)

Cheers,
~Karl
:? :? :?
by Madame
Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: UW students to skip class in protest
Replies: 5
Views: 905

UW students to skip class in protest

Am I losing my cognitive skills? This does not make a lick of sense. http://www.mynorthwest.com/?nid=11&sid=292004 A group of students at the University of Washington are organizing a strike Thursday. Students are planning to skip classes to attend a protest at 1p.m. against tuition increases and s...
by Madame
Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ban on teaching Creationism.
Replies: 100
Views: 6207

Re: Ban on teaching Creationism.

I'm not embarrassed by what I wrote.
by Madame
Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Who here writes poetry?
Replies: 12
Views: 1106

Re: Who here writes poetry?

Surely someone must, no? I do. I used to a lot...and then I rediscovered it over the summer while traveling. I'm currently setting a sonnet I wrote to music (piano, soprano), and let me just say that composing is much more enjoyably using my own words! Anyone else? -G The right half of my brain is ...
by Madame
Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ban on teaching Creationism.
Replies: 100
Views: 6207

Re: Ban on teaching Creationism.

That this brilliant artist and musician is trapped in a dark mindset that Hitler was enacting God's justice should evoke huge compassion in all of us, not a piling on of more scorn.
by Madame
Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'Hurt Locker' producer barred from Oscars
Replies: 1
Views: 439

'Hurt Locker' producer barred from Oscars

Looking for a wider viewing, I'm putting this up in the Pub. Something about it felt scripted (being Hollywood and all.) My initial reaction was, so how much did the producer get paid for throwing the fight (blatantly breaking the rules). Then I remembered the adage - Never attribute to malice that...
by Madame
Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: More Obama BS on Healthcare
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: More Obama BS on Healthcare

Jack, there are a couple of reports from the John Batchelor show in an earlier thread: http://www.classicalmusicguide.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=34151 Here are a couple of responses from listeners: Within the next few weeks we all should know: the direction this current American administration will ta...
by Madame
Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Heroes and Villains
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: Heroes and Villains

Now the best. The story of the fighting at South Philadelphia High School was a major one here about a month or two back. But this side-story from the incident just emerged in the local media today. This woman embodies the word "heroism." For those who don't know the larger story (and I don't know ...
by Madame
Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Liberalism, atheism, male sexual exclusivity linked to IQ
Replies: 37
Views: 2437

Re: Liberalism, atheism, male sexual exclusivity linked to IQ

Even Lyndon Baines Johnson, hardly as gifted in most dimensions as Mr. Jefferson, yet second to none in the ways of Congress, was smart enough to caution that "You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it woul...
by Madame
Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Census does everything possible to avoid confusion
Replies: 25
Views: 6358

Re: Census does everything possible to avoid confusion

If it's really a worry, just mail in the form late. No big deal. If you put it off too long, a census taker will come to your door and take down your information. http://2010.census.gov/2010census/how/census-taker.php You got your form early, as the Census Bureau's site says to look for our census ...
by Madame
Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Heroes and Villains
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: Heroes and Villains

Now the best. The story of the fighting at South Philadelphia High School was a major one here about a month or two back. But this side-story from the incident just emerged in the local media today. This woman embodies the word "heroism." For those who don't know the larger story (and I don't know ...
by Madame
Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Leno Is Back On 'Tonight'..........Do You Care?
Replies: 18
Views: 1253

Re: Leno Is Back On 'Tonight'..........Do You Care?

They're both tiring ... I'll wait up for Craig Ferguson, thank you very much. :) Madame, Ferguson is the funniest late night talk show host of them all. I tape him, also. 8) All he has to do is walk up and look closely in the camera with his s***-eating grin and I'm dissolved. Actually I hope he st...
by Madame
Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Liberalism, atheism, male sexual exclusivity linked to IQ
Replies: 37
Views: 2437

Re: Liberalism, atheism, male sexual exclusivity linked to IQ

Frederich Hayek was once asked why so many intelligent people were socialists. He replied, "intelligent people will tend to overvalue intelligence". The left has always offered a rational constructivist model of society that treats social problems like scientific problems that can be solved through...
by Madame
Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: THE EARTH HAD SHIFTED ON ITS AXIS.
Replies: 25
Views: 6600

Re: THE EARTH HAD SHIFTED ON ITS AXIS.

Agnes Selby wrote:Well, its all down hill from now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hang on, Agnes!

:)