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white wings says:
(Sat May 26 05:37:05 2018 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Comma, Comma, Comma, you seem to be the very definition of political incorrectness. *sigh* I hope it works. ;-)

Christopher Marlowe - Howdy yourself! Any plans?



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Comma says:
(Sat May 26 04:48:54 2018 75.143.154.113) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sat May 26 04:56:17 2018
I have a congressman whom is not too happy with me. A few days ago I had to provide a verbal presentation to a congressman and his staff. The congressman did not like some of my conclusions as it flew in the face of what he had stated publicly. After the congressman had tried to destroy my facts, we had a sit down working meal. During the meal, one of the congressman's staffers was talking about a report that she had read. It stated, that by 2100, the average person's IQ would only be 81. Before I could control my mouth, I blurted out, "We don't need that many congressmen!'. I do believe that I may never be asked to address anyone from congress again.

Comma



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Comma says:
(Sat May 26 04:19:38 2018 75.143.154.113) [Edit/Delete]
lostinamerica: When you made your trip to Germany did you eat the German style potato salad?

Comma



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri May 25 23:28:18 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Howdy Doody everyone this fine Memorial Weekend!



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white wings says:
(Fri May 25 22:51:51 2018 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Yay helygen!

Happy Birthday Genesis, kawaii_marc, Phred, and TabbyKat!


Ebdim9th - Greetinz back atcha! It's hot out there where I am. Not as hot as it will be in a few days, but hot enough. How are you holding up?



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Ebdim9th says:
(Fri May 25 21:40:43 2018 64.28.52.183) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri May 25 21:41:40 2018
Greetinz lostinamerica white wings notsoShyGirl ChristopherMarlowe!! And Comma ... been awhile ...



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri May 25 13:53:41 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Friday, May 25th 2018 C.E.

We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!


Genesis
kawaii_marc
Phred
TabbyKat

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Genesis, kawaii_marc, Phred, TabbyKat!



I couldn't believe it the first twenty times you told us, but it's starting to sink in now.
Riley, 'Buffy vs Dracula'''


to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri May 25 13:14:10 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
yay helygen!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Fri May 25 11:36:56 2018 24.3.106.169) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for helygen!

yay helygen!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday!



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white wings says:
(Fri May 25 02:26:27 2018 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe - I don't know how everyone else is, but I'm limp. After working industriously (in my recliner) for some hours, and then resting, I walked in the sunset. It was lovely, but my lungs need more time. I may fall asleep early. If you see a cold coming, duck!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri May 25 01:14:57 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
How is everyone this evening?



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu May 24 23:05:19 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Sports
Question: Where would you find the
actual 'Field of Dreams' tourist
attraction?
Answer: Dyersville, IA

Trivia Coaches: notsoShyGirl!



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white wings says:
(Thu May 24 17:08:36 2018 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Yay quaint little shop girl!

Happy Birthday Dinky, Fnerk, HellaC, Marissa, Satine, SlayerMom, and Venefica!

Ebdim9th - Morning!

lostinamerica - Yay verily! This thing has acted like a slow-motion cold with the duration of a flu. I started coughing Tuesday last week and the next day I decided to skip the "Is it allergies or a cold?" dithering because I felt too lousy for the pollens available and went to bed. I felt progressively worse Thursday and Friday, had the uncontrollable sneezing phase over the weekend, and then it started gradually backing off. Yesterday I got dressed and made a supply run (I was out of tissues and ice cream, and running low on actual food), but any activity required a long nap afterwards. Today I'm "working from home". Well, I will be, except I fell asleep under an ice pack this morning, so that's off the menu. *g* It's not just me, either. The office mate who gave it to me had a similar duration, except that she bravely came in to work while it was coming on...

Heigh ho, heigh ho, it's off to work(GoToMyPc) I go!



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Thu May 24 14:34:59 2018 206.124.19.175) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
28995 Lansing Road, Dyersville, IA.
52040



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu May 24 14:04:53 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Sports
Question: Where would you find the
actual 'Field of Dreams' tourist
attraction?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Thu May 24 13:33:41 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Thursday, May 24th 2018 C.E.

We have SEVEN (7) Birthdays!


Dinky
Fnerk
HellaC
Marissa
GothicJossMinion aka Satine the Shadowdancer
SlayerMom
Venefica

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Dinky, Fnerk, HellaC, Marissa, Satine, SlayerMom, Venefica!



Two by two, hands of blue. Two by two, hands of blue. River, 'Ariel'''

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu May 24 13:11:06 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
yay quaint little shop girl!


Happy CD Thursday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Thu May 24 12:05:50 2018 24.3.106.169) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for quaint little shop girl!

yay quaint little shop girl!


Happy CD Thursday!



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lostinamerica says:
(Thu May 24 11:45:46 2018 73.58.128.92) [Edit/Delete]
white wings--Gosh, how long
have you been sick now? Seems like
a long time!


Ebdim9th--Heya back!


Comma--I don't know, potato
salad is pretty good. . .



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Thu May 24 04:55:34 2018 98.245.68.20) [Edit/Delete]
Thanks for the yays!!



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Ebdim9th says:
(Thu May 24 04:27:38 2018 174.235.143.135) [Edit/Delete]
Nitey nite white wings ...and you all everybody!



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white wings says:
(Thu May 24 03:43:32 2018 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Yay notsoShyGirl!

Happy Birthday 4paws, Adorable Hellspawn, Closet Buffyholic, Jeanie the Tortoise Fly, mar, minimike, willowkitten!

*waves to all*

I think I'm almost not infectious any more, but I'm going to retire, just in case.

*slinkflit*



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Ebdim9th says:
(Thu May 24 03:40:18 2018 174.235.143.135) [Edit/Delete]
Ah yes... a "knight fight" and "mangling Nandy".....



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Ebdim9th says:
(Thu May 24 03:06:26 2018 174.235.143.135) [Edit/Delete]
Watching the introduction of Caritas right now ...good ol Merl....



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu May 24 02:57:14 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Comma

HA!!! Very true!



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Comma says:
(Thu May 24 00:56:27 2018 75.143.154.113) [Edit/Delete]
ChristopherMarlowe and OldManFan: The Russians figured up the best use for the potato over a thousand years ago.

Comma



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed May 23 22:45:01 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: Who played the role of
Amanda in the episode Time Bomb?
Answer: Jamie Bergman or Mrs. David B.

Trivia Master: notsoShyGirl

Points to Agent Cooper for at least getting the right gender.



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Ebdim9th says:
(Wed May 23 22:32:53 2018 174.235.143.135) [Edit/Delete]
Heya lostinamerica!



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lostinamerica says:
(Wed May 23 22:18:11 2018 73.58.128.92) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday 4paws and
Closet Buffyholic!


Yay! notsoShyGirl!


Belated Yay! Menomegirl!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed May 23 20:43:54 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Agent cooper I seem to have
misplaced those points. sorry! *g*



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Ebdim9th says:
(Wed May 23 20:12:23 2018 174.235.143.135) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed May 23 20:18:52 2018
Yodles Agent Cooper, I have arrived from the nearest pan-dimensional karaoke bar to bring the key, F# Major maybe, to fun at the Bronze for you and alla everybody ... :D I see DaddyCatALSO has already started song portion of the party...



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Wed May 23 19:22:07 2018 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
Hi-yooki-yay, hi-yooki-yigh,
Loud sing the birds in the blue, blue sky,
Hi-yooki-yay, hi-yooki-yigh,
Do you think freedom is apple pie?

(which explains why I never finished those lyrics.)



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed May 23 19:15:50 2018 165.225.38.71) [Edit/Delete]
C'mon guys, just because we're getting close to a holiday weekend doesn't mean you guys can take the whole week before off!

I wanna see some posts. Right now! Or I'm docking everybody a million Bronze Points.

The only person I'm excusing today is Wolfguard, because he's on a double secret mission to Alaska. And anyway, he's the night guy.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed May 23 15:40:43 2018 165.225.38.71) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - Amanda Hugenkiss

And I'm still owed bonus points from yesterday's brilliant solution.

I'm going to write a strongly worded email to the Trivia panel.



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Wed May 23 14:38:05 2018 206.124.19.175) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed May 23 15:56:26 2018
Trivia Girl
Jaime Bergman, aka Mrs. David
Boreanaz



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed May 23 13:58:35 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit,
Original Edition. *g*


Category: Angel
Question: Who played the role of
Amanda in the episode Time
Bomb
?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Wed May 23 13:16:22 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Wednesday, May 23rd 2018 C.E.

We have SEVEN (7) Birthdays!


4paws
Adorable Hellspawn
Closet Buffyholic
Jeanie the Tortoise Fly
Mar
minimike
willowkitten

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to 4paws, Adorable Hellspawn, Closet Buffyholic, Jeanie the Tortoise Fly, mar, minimike, willowkitten!



I battle evil. But I don't really win. The bad keeps coming back and getting stronger. Like that kid in the story, the boy that stuck his finger in the duck. Buffy, 'Gingerbread'''

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed May 23 13:01:51 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
yay notsoshygirl!

deadguy qod I would want James Marsters, he seems to be pretty dang smart.

Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Wed May 23 11:30:55 2018 24.3.106.169) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for notsoshygirl!

yay notsoshygirl!

today's deadguy memorial angel wednesday question is brought to you by:

trivial pursuit, sunnydale edition

if you were playing buffy/angel trivia, which buffyverse actor do you want on your team?


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed May 23 03:57:13 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
It's gonna be a long week without wolfguard..



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed May 23 00:54:48 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Wishing I was in Alaska at the moment!



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Ebdim9th says:
(Wed May 23 00:19:54 2018 174.235.143.135) [Edit/Delete]
AG you say AI I say Admin I'd say we could both be spot on... just glad Phoenix appeared....



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Ebdim9th says:
(Wed May 23 00:10:24 2018 174.235.143.135) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed May 23 00:12:31 2018
Looking at the Angel quote, a friend of mine walked into work the other day w an M.C. Escher shirt on amd that made me think of that episode....



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue May 22 22:12:23 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
OldManFan LOL! Maybe I am. *g*



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OldManFan says:
(Tue May 22 20:15:03 2018 24.3.106.169) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe - are you insulting potatoes?

*g

OMF



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Tue May 22 18:59:14 2018 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
They're switching to their summer schedule next w eek but for the past couple months months METV was quite the CBS fest starting late afternoon. Wild Wild West a t 5 Eastern, Hawaii 5-O at six, MASSH at 7, Andy Griffith at 8, Gomer Pyle USMC t 9, WKRP at 9:30, Hogan's Heroes at ten, Carol Burnett and Friends at 11, Perry Mason at 1130, Twilight Zone at 12:30, Alfred Hitchcock at 1, Mannix at 2, and I think Cannon at 3.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue May 22 18:33:22 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
***puts Agent Cooper back in box***



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue May 22 18:07:26 2018 165.225.38.71) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - I believe this is a trick question, because in the credits I'm pretty sure he's listed as "Assistant Mayor". So I'm going with that.

And I expect bonus points for "thinking out of the box."



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Tue May 22 14:59:51 2018 206.124.19.175) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue May 22 15:00:54 2018
Agent Cooper
Hermione? As in really smart or
really annoying? Answer carefully. *weg*



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Tue May 22 14:41:15 2018 206.124.19.175) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue May 22 14:42:14 2018
Trivia Girl
Allan Finch



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue May 22 14:19:06 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: What was the name of the assistant mayor Faith killed?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Tue May 22 13:18:22 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Tuesday, May 22nd 2018 C.E.

We have EIGHT (8) Birthdays!


ashes
Buffyholic21
Cordelia Chase - the character
jade
Keem
DellRaven
MonsterBasher
Sanguineus

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to ashes, Buffyholic21, Cordelia Chase, jade, Keem, DellRaven, MonsterBasher, Sanguineus!



What you did to me was unbelievable, Connor. But then I got stuck in a hell dimension by my girlfriend one time for a hundred years, so three months under the ocean actually gave me perspective. Kind of a M.C. Escher perspective, but I did get time to think.
Angel, 'Deep Down''


to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue May 22 12:49:32 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
yay menomegirl!

deadguy qod

The vampires in my town are bored out of their skulls. Midwest people are like potatoes, filling but not exciting.


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Tue May 22 11:48:13 2018 24.3.106.169) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for menomegirl

yay menomegirl!

today's deadguy memorial buffy tuesday question is brought to you by:

slayer squads - does your city need one?

in the buffyverse version of your town/city, how are the vampires faring?


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue May 22 00:11:24 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
I am hereabouts!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon May 21 22:25:44 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Costumes
Question: What iconic uniform was the first service uniform to be registered for a US Patent?
Answer: The Playboy Bunny suit

Trivia naughtygirl: notsoShyGirl
Trivia naughtyboy: Agent Cooper



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon May 21 20:33:28 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper I'm pretty sure she is real or a very good Facebook bot!



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Mon May 21 20:16:08 2018 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
Yeah, I think a boat neck gown like Meghan's would look better on Buffy than strapless. Olivia used to w ear a lot of those when I was buying her albums and I kind of liked them



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Agent Cooper says:
(Mon May 21 18:30:33 2018 165.225.38.71) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: I was gonna guess one of those redcap outfits the old ritzy hotels down in New York used to have the bellhops wear. But Hermione Notsoshygirl has it covered, I think. ;-)


Does anybody really know who Phoenix is? Has it occurred to anyone else that maybe he or she isn't even a real person. Phoenix could be a sentient AI running this part of the interwebs.



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Mon May 21 14:45:14 2018 206.124.19.186) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl
In 1964 the Playboy company filed a trademark (Registration No. 0762884) for their iconic Playboy bunny outfits.

The outfits, known as bunny suits, were the work uniform of waitresses at the Playboy Clubs (run between 1960 to 1988 and then briefly in Las Vegas during the 2000s). Unlike your typical wait staff job where your boss might tell you to pick out a small, medium, or large shirt from a bin in the storage room, the bunny suits were an elaborate affair. Each uniform was a custom made rayon-satin strapless merry widow corset teddy created at the club the waitress was employed at by the clubs full-time seamstress and fitted exactly to the waitress. (It isnt coincidental that every bunny suit appears to be perfectly molded to the wearer.)

Each costume was returned to Playboy at the end of the period of employment and was put into permanent storage. Over the years costumes of historical significance (either by place or by wearer) have been auctioned off by Playboy Enterprises and, more rarely, an authentic but unreturned uniform makes an appearance on eBay. The only two official bunny suit uniforms on public display are located in collections of the Smithsonian and Chicago History Museum.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon May 21 14:02:33 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Costumes
Question: What iconic uniform was the first service uniform to be registered for a US Patent?
hint: Hugh Hefner



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Mon May 21 13:16:53 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Monday, May 21st 2018 C.E.

We have TWO (2) Birthdays!


Extra Flamey
Wanda Zavala

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Extra Flamey, Wanda Zavala!



Zoe: Captain will come up with a plan. Kaylee: That's good. Right? Zoe: Possibly you're not recalling some of his previous plans. 'Safe'''

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon May 21 13:02:28 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Good morning beta!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun May 20 18:30:45 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Ebdim9th, white wings As I think all of the adult members of the current royal family are married, it might be a very long time before we see another Royal Wedding.



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Ebdim9th says:
(Sun May 20 13:13:43 2018 174.235.133.138) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sun May 20 13:18:21 2018
CM white wings The royals prolly wouldn't have a 2 am marriage either if they could help it! :P although I'm betting there are prople who do, either for the novelty of it, or even, somehow, I can't quite imagine how, out of necessity. Maybe this conversation will even inspire somebody to try it. Tibetan monastary, nuptials, 2 am.....



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sun May 20 12:32:25 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Sunday May 20th 2018 C.E.

We have FIVE (5) Birthdays!


Dean Butler as Hank Summers
Jasmen
QTWillow
Vaal
Velvet Slayer

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Dean Butler, Jasmen, QTWillow, Vaal, Velvet!



That's the thrill of living in the Hellmouth! There's a veritable cornucopia of fiends and devils and ghouls to engage ... Pardon me for finding the glass half-full. Giles, 'Witch'''

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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lostinamerica says:
(Sun May 20 12:06:30 2018 73.58.128.92) [Edit/Delete]
Another school shooting. . .I'm
pretty sure that when I was a
child plenty of people had access
to guns. And plenty of people in
that group felt marginalized. So
what's changed, why weren't they
shooting up the schools then and
they are now?


wolfguard--Have fun, and
tell us all about it when you get
back--I've always wanted to go to
Alaska and see the fjords and
northern lights :)


ChristopherMarlowe--How was
Wonder Woman, I have yet to
see it!



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white wings says:
(Sun May 20 00:28:00 2018 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe - It's not a good idea. I know because I did it too.
Only I fell asleep so much I had to review the recording this morning. *g*

Nice pageantry! They do that kind of thing so well over there. But they've had
a few years to practice it.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat May 19 23:42:53 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Can we talk Royal Wedding? I saw the whole thing at 3 am in the morning. Not sure I will ever do that again.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat May 19 21:31:38 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Yo..I hope everyone had a good morning and afternoon!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sat May 19 15:46:11 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Saturday, May 19th 2018 C.E.

We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!


buffy_girl85
Cailet
Sophia Crawford - Sarah's stunt double
wanttoknow


Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to buffy_girl85, Cailet, Sophia Crawford, wanttoknow!



Lydia: Its removal from Burma is a felony and when triggered it has the power to melt human eyeballs. Giles: In that case I've severely underpriced it. 'Checkpoint''

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat May 19 14:45:47 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Ebdim9th I was up at 2 pm
just to watch the wedding. I
wouldn't be up that that early for
my OWN wedding. Still, it was a
beautiful ceremony.



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Ebdim9th says:
(Sat May 19 13:14:22 2018 174.235.145.233) [Edit/Delete]
Hiya you all everybody! Gooood Mooornning Bronze!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri May 18 22:37:43 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
headed out to see a free screening of Wonder Woman...should be fun!



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Ebdim9th says:
(Fri May 18 21:50:35 2018 174.235.145.233) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri May 18 21:51:21 2018
And extra thanks to ChristopherMarlowe for tracking Phoenix down...



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Ebdim9th says:
(Fri May 18 21:22:49 2018 174.235.145.233) [Edit/Delete]
CM WG I think Charmed would be the longest running series (eight seasons) to get rebooted. Why not a continuation instead? It has at least worked in the X Files last season.....



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Fri May 18 20:31:42 2018 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard You've got me channeling Johnny Horton: "Way up north, Way up north,"
Actually I watched my DVD of *North To Alaska* the first (not sure if I ever watched it again) time not just because I liked the movie but specifically as a mental palate cleanser after suffering through *Date Movie*, which I got only for Aly. I'd learned my lesson from a n earlier evening in those early months of my watching DVDs; I made the mistake of watching SMG's Simply Irresistible first, and then Harvard Man.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri May 18 19:32:28 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper I do understand it's tough to get an agent. A local, more well established author of short stories is taking a hiatus from writing because he was having creative issues as well as hitting rejections.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri May 18 19:31:13 2018 165.225.38.71) [Edit/Delete]
Wolfguard: What are you up to in Alaska? Are you working for Lostinamerica now?

And is there a dental plan? Asking for a friend...



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wolfguard says:
(Fri May 18 14:52:02 2018 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Drive-By

Belated Yay Zeus!


Belated Deadguy Memorial Angel Wednesday Question


How is Angel making a living these days?

He's a brand. He gets royalties from this Joss Whedon guy's series about
him. It's nice, but now and then Angel gets annoyed about the casting. That
guy doesn't look like me.


Belated Deadguy Memorial Buffy Tuesday Question

Has a test been developed to display the extra abilities a slayer has or
are slayers dominating female sports?


No, the world doesn't know yet. Many slayers believe it would be unethical
to participate. Some think Willow should wave the wand. It's a controversial
topic.



I am heading off to Alaska for ten days. Do not know if there'll be internet
connection. If not, see Bronzers on 27th.


Play Nice

WG



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wolfguard says:
(Fri May 18 14:29:09 2018 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick,

Thank you for Bond link.


Christopher Marlowe,

I did not. Don't know if the reboot will work for me. I'm very attached to
the original series.


Lostinamerica,

Editors buy material they think will sell. So, how do editors figure out
what people want to read or can be persuaded to read?1 Successful
publications know their market, who they are writing for. What have they
read in the past, what interests and excites them, what they are reading
now, what media sources they frequent, etc. Hollywood keeps doing sequels,
reboots, spin-offs, and the like, because so much money is on the line that
it seems to lessen the risk to adapt known material. Publishers face a
similar problem.

If you want to increase the odds of getting published, then you have to
learn the markets and the publishers' stated needs. They'll tell you, you
can find the references. It's fruitless to write or pitch an idea on
financial derivatives to a publisher of modern romance stories. People do
it. It gets rejected.

The reality is there are more people wanting their manuscripts read than
there are editors/readers who can sort through it all. As an example, I just
checked fanfiction.net to see how may fics had been written for BtVS - there
are over 52,000. Supernatural has over 122,000. Imagine that coming
into a publishing house. How do you find the good stuff? Agents (Love
Bites
has only 6 fics. Readers could get through 6, but that number
tells you few are interested in the topic)

That said, I imagine every editor wants to be the one to discover the next
great thing, so some of them will be scouting about, risking a little time
checking something that catches their eye. Around 2000, two publishers came
out with books about the 1916 Jersey Shore shark attacks. Why then?

Close to Shore andTwelve Days of Terror


1 Some markets are driven by the buyer and some by the
seller/maker. I recall Steve Jobs saying Apple did not do market research,
because their market did not know what they wanted till Apple told them.

.


WG



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri May 18 13:33:07 2018 165.225.38.71) [Edit/Delete]
My nephew is a pretty prolific writer. He's written a bunch of short stories. They're very good, not amateur stuff, I mean they are pretty polished and well done. He's had a few published on Amazon I think, now he's talking to some publishers and agents and trying to get his stories out there in the mainstream. I haven't asked him about the nuts and bolts, except to hear him say it's not easy to get yourself out there. It's hard to know who to reach out to or how to get their attention.

On a side note about the bronze, usually when I queue up the Bronze, it take a moment or two to load. Today it came up instantly. Maybe they did some maintenance while it was down?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri May 18 13:30:53 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Did you know that
there will be a 'reboot' of
Charmed?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri May 18 12:48:26 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Today is Friday, May 18th 2018 C.E.

We have SEVEN (7) Birthdays!


Amy
carlycat
Darkwind
Devastating Charm
Janni
Lord Chaos
tatybogle

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Amy, carlycat, Darkwind, Devastating Charm, Janni, Lord Chaos, tatybogle!



Dreg: Glory, Your Most Fresh-And-Cleanness. It's only a matter of time-- Glory: Ugh, everything always takes time! What about my time? Does anyone appreciate I'm on a schedule here?! Tick tock, Dreg! Tick freakin' tock! 'Shadow''

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri May 18 12:33:24 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
Good morning beta!



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lostinamerica says:
(Fri May 18 10:39:57 2018 73.58.128.92) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard--I might have mentioned this before, but I know two people who
are writers trying to get books published. One is interested in topics that
don't really appeal to a large audience, no luck getting a deal. Another
came up with one that would and was signed rather quickly. I haven't read
anything from either one and so have no idea about the quality of their writing,
but that's why I said the topic is key to getting published.

It's all about the sales ;) Which makes me wonder--would great writers from the
past get a deal today? Did they only get their deals because their subject
matter hit a nerve with the public at that time?



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Maverick says:
(Fri May 18 07:39:55 2018 68.51.139.52) [Edit/Delete]
Wolfguard: "Casino Royale" was an episode of the anthology series "Climax." Here is a link to a video of the episode. It's an Americanized version of the Ian Fleming story and took place 8 years before Sean Connery played Bond in "Dr. No." Barry Nelson was best known, by me, as a panelist on TV game shows (like maybe "What's My Line?") but he was evidently, at one time, big on Broadway. This version of C R also stars Peter Lorre. Run time 51 minutes.


Maverick


White Wedding




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Ebdim9th says:
(Fri May 18 04:17:41 2018 174.235.146.143) [Edit/Delete]
Thanks to Phoenix!! The Bronze rises from the ashes as always. .....greetinz and also good night you all everybody!



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wolfguard says:
(Fri May 18 00:28:50 2018 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick,

I've read about the television Casino Royale, but never saw it. I
also never saw the pilot of The Girl From UNCLE starring Mary Ann
Mobley in the title role. Stephanie Powers got cast in the series.


Lostinamerica,

I am a student of good writing, but to be a good storyteller is a very
special thing. Maybe it's like the choice of being talented or lucky? Off
that, I came across an article today that argued luck had more to do with
success than talent. Here's my understanding of it ...

The assumption is success, as measured through wealth or income, can be
attributed to talent.1 However, any particular talent when
measured across a population of people usually produces a bell-shaped curve.
For instance, a few people can run really fast, a few really slow and most
everyone else are around the middle of the road in running ability.

OTOH, the amount of wealth distributed across the population of a developed
economy is accumulates towards one end. If wealth actually correlated with
talent, then the wealth distribution should also produce a bell-shaped
curve.

So what accounts for wealth clumping at the end? A lucky hand dealt. Of
course a good hand can be played poorly and a bad hand well, but one
probably should bet the odds.

1 I don't recall if the study took into account the amount of
effort, aka "hard work".



May be off for a few hours.



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white wings says:
(Thu May 17 23:49:30 2018 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
A long, long, long pole slowly and shakily pokes through the doors. A sign is attached:

Thank you, Phoenix!

The pole slowly (and still shakily) withdraws.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu May 17 23:31:20 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
and we're back!



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Maverick says:
(Thu May 17 23:11:07 2018 68.51.139.52) [Edit/Delete]
Agent Cooper: I'll be your comfort animal. "Don't worry about a thing. Meow!"


Wolfguard: You certainly remember more than I do of the old Bond series. I DO, however, remember the first Bond film, the black and white TV "movie" "Casino Royale" with Barry Nelson as Bond. Probably a good trivia factoid.


Phoenix: Thanks muchly for having our "club" back. What can we do to help you pay the bill?


Maverick


On Her Majesty's Secret Service




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lostinamerica says:
(Thu May 17 21:38:26 2018 73.58.128.92) [Edit/Delete]
And we're back, thanks Phoenix!



wolfguard--Because I can't
help them, they're stuck in the
middle, and since they may be able
to hurt me I'm going to steer
clear.

And about the quality of writing
by popular writers--apparently the
masses are moved more by the story
than the writing, which is too
bad. A well-written, interesting
story is a thing of beauty, and I
can't tell you how often I've been
disappointed by books on the New
York Times Best Sellers list :(


white wings--Blech, a
summer cold :(


Belated Happy Birthday
Austin154!



Belated Yay! corvus!



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Thu May 17 19:34:35 2018 199.127.148.10) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Thu May 17 19:35:02 2018
Saw an ep. of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine a day or so back on H&I. Mi.ke Ansara, Bill Campbell, and Jo.hn Colicos recreating their Klingon characters from the original series. I know they all lived a long time after making this ep. (offhand, I think they w ere maybe younger then than I am now,) but it still did my heart good to see three old gamecocks joining up for an action-packed tribute to roles form their younger years. Reminds me a little of Paul Newman in *The Color Of Money*, and a whole huge lot of Kirk Do.uglas and Burt Lancaster in Tough Guys.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu May 17 17:19:53 2018 71.56.125.67) [Edit/Delete]
THE BRONZE BETA

Extra-Strong

That's homage to a book on
James Bond. *g*


Thanks Phoenix!


WG



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu May 17 16:31:44 2018 165.225.38.71) [Edit/Delete]
Every time the Bronze crashes I panic. I am psychologically co-dependent on a group of virtual strangers!

Don't leave me!~!!!



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white wings says:
(Thu May 17 15:32:03 2018 70.112.135.184) [Edit/Delete]
Beta come back!

Retiring to bed before exposing the place to my cold. I haven't touched anything.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu May 17 13:23:34 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
and we are back...too late for me to post anything more, as it is almost time to go to work!



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wolfguard says:
(Tue May 15 03:12:55 2018 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

The Broccoli family owns the production company, Eon? Their business model has
worked for ~50 years. Why tinker with success? A historical note - Fleming
wrote a television adaption of Casino Royale than aired in the early
50's, though it was not a series. As I vaguely remember, there may have been a
couple TV Bond specials that were essentially hour-trailers for the movies.
For some reason, You Only Live Twice comes to mind and possibly On
Her Majesty's Secret Service
. But, my memory could be playing tricks on
me.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue May 15 02:06:44 2018 209.159.255.231) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Random thought: Bond the Tv Series?


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