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white wings says:
(Mon Jan 21 20:46:24 2019 70.112.135.184)
Yay Eiddileg!

Happy Birthday EvilWillow_kitten, Girl Capital, KiND, and Lillith!

Agent Cooper - I'm very glad that Mrs. Cooper is safe and well. I've never seen a seizure either, and it must be terrifying. But it's a lot better than a stroke. I'll bet she's mad as a wet hen about not being able to drive. Were they able to find a cause, or does she just have to wait for a period to convince everyone that it was a one-time event? That's a birthday party your son and his friends won't soon forget!

wolfguard - I don't have a clear memory of watching a lunar eclipse. It does seem odd at my age, especially since I make time for meteor showers, at least when I'm out of the city. Maybe it was cloudy, or I was preoccupied, or I glanced at it and went inside to watch TV. I don't remember seeing the red coloration.

You had to be tough to have gotten your view. It was in the 40's here, not the teens, and I wouldn't have thought about lying on the ground (with any kind of insulation or for any amount of time) to watch it. But you were rewarded with the owls and the beauty. I saw the moon rising in a gorgeous sunset, and I saw the eclipse partway through, but the totality gave me the red coloration that everyone spoke of, and that I'd never seen before. I looked again when it started to wane, but went to bed.

I had an odd experience with perception. When I went out to the front of my house, where I have automatic lights that I can't turn off, I could see the moon hanging high over the roof, and it looked huge. When I went out the back, where there are very few lights, even from the neighbors, it looked smaller and much more distant. Tricks my eyes play on me, I guess.

Rats. I think it's as warm out as it's going to get, and I have to nerve myself up to go snake an outside drain. The last time was a very dampening experience.



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Jan 21 19:40:59 2019 71.56.125.67)
Edited: Mon Jan 21 19:42:40 2019
A few days ago, I first became aware of a "new"genre, "CLI-FI", "climate
fiction". This is does not refer to some folks' believes about global climate
warning, but fiction set or shaped by climate changes. I've used "new", since
science and speculative fiction have frequently used climate change for
stories. But, now it's worth its own label.

Google search results ...

https://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&type=E211US714G0&p=climate+fiction



WG



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Jan 21 19:28:06 2019 71.56.125.67)
Agent Cooper,

Thoughts and prayers with you for the future.


White Wings,

I watched the lunar eclipse last night. The full eclipse lasted around an
hour, but I found it more beautiful in the waxing and waning phases.
Temperatures in Atlanta were in the teen's so went out four or five times.
During the first watch laid on my back (using binoculars) and a parliament of
owls were debating somewhere behind the house.

I'm surprised you've never seen such an eclipse. There've been a few.


WG



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Mon Jan 21 15:37:19 2019 206.124.19.175)
Trivia Girl
Daytime



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Agent Cooper says:
(Mon Jan 21 14:57:53 2019 165.225.38.64)
Lostinamerica: The storm itself, actually, wasn't too bad. Yes, it was a pretty good storm and we got a good amount of snow. But it happened over a holiday weekend so most people didn't have to go out anyway, so traffic was no problem. The plows had the roads all to themselves. It's been really cold so the snow was powdery, so it wasn't too tough to plow or shovel, and it didn't build up on the wires and knock out any power lines.

So all in all not bad as storms go, and we've been lucky this year so far. This is the first big storm we've had.

Unfortunately I had to be in the thick of the storm Sat night. Mrs. Cooper had a seizure Sat afternoon, right in the middle of my son's birthday party. Most frightening day of my life. I had never seen one before and I thought she was having a stroke and I was losing her in front of my eyes. And it took forever for the EMTs to get there because they were having mechanical problems with the ambulance so it was a pretty scary moment. So we get to hospital and she's fine by the time we get there and yada yada yada, 7 hours, a CAT scan and two neurologists later the long story short is she's going to be fine, but is pretty mad about not being able to drive for a while.

But anyway there we were in the hospital ER till almost midnight with the snow piling up outside and no car since I rode in the ambulance, wondering how the heck we were getting home. Then my best bud shows up in his four wheel drive X-terra and zips us right home no prob. :-)

Right now though it's brutally cold and we have -20 and below wind chills, which is more worrisome than the snow. And my company is hosting a job fair today. So we're hoping that we still get a good turn out regardless.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Jan 21 14:31:58 2019 209.159.255.231)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Gods
Question: Hemera was the greek goddess of what?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Mon Jan 21 14:25:46 2019 209.159.255.231)
Today Monday, January 21st 2019 C.E.
Martin Luther King Day!

We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!


EvilWillow_Kitten
Girl Capital
KiND
Lillith

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to EvilWillow_kitten Girl Capital, KiND, Lillith



I have decided to stick with love, hate is too great a burden to bear, Martin Luther King''

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



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Mon Jan 21 14:13:18 2019 209.159.255.231)
yay eiddileg!


Happy Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Mon Jan 21 12:42:01 2019 100.6.180.182)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for eiddileg!

yay eiddileg!


Happy Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!



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lostinamerica says:
(Mon Jan 21 12:01:23 2019 73.58.128.92)
Happy Belated Birthday LenS!



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white wings says:
(Mon Jan 21 05:04:27 2019 70.112.135.184)
Anyone watching the lunar eclipse? I think this is the first one I've actually
watched (by running out in the cold and running back in). It really does glow
red, even to my eyes.



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white wings says:
(Mon Jan 21 02:59:52 2019 70.112.135.184)
Happy Birthday barbara, Buffy123, Captain Zot, Heavenly, LenS, Melusine, Soph, Stonefloat, and The Sci-Fi Bard!

Christopher Marlowe - Good evening!

lostinamerica - Yes, the room looks kind of empty, even though I've put the furniture back in the usual places. I'll get used to it, eventually.

One can get most of the glitter out of upholstery. Eventually. Mostly. It requires a vacuum, and a Swiffer duster, and another vacuum. Perhaps a few people to sit in it and carry the glitter away. *g* But it's a whole lot easier with leather, as I've found this year.

Cordy was a lot of things, real, shallow, occasionally brave, sometimes understanding, often funny, but the Cordy we knew would never have worn that outfit that evil pregnant Cordy did when the evil was revealed.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sun Jan 20 23:51:04 2019 209.159.255.231)
Today Sunday, January 20th 2019 C.E.

We have NINE (9) Birthdays!


barbara
Buffy123
Captain Zot
Heavenly
LenS
Melusine
Soph
Stonefloat
The Sci-Fi Bard

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to barbara, Buffy123, Captain Zot, Heavenly. LenS. Melusine. Soph. Stonefloat, The Sci-Fi Bardt



Wash: I mean, I'm the one she swore to love, honor and obey. Mal: Listen... She swore to obey? Wash: Well, no, not... 'War Stories''

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jan 20 14:01:37 2019 209.159.255.231)
Good morning beta!



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lostinamerica says:
(Sun Jan 20 12:45:33 2019 73.58.128.92)
white wings--It looks sad, doesn't it :(

Yes, avoid the glitter bomb on upholstered furniture, you CANNOT get that stuff
up ;)


Christopher Marlowe, white wings--Yes, here I am, thinking Spike's story
arc is done, and lo and behold he appears on ATS, blah :(

I wasn't a fan of the evil Cordy either--Cordy was many things, but she wasn't
evil to that degree, it just wasn't Cordy :(


Agent Cooper--So, what's the damage in upstate New York from Winter
Storm Harper?


Shade of Bronze--Here's hoping 2019 is a better one!


Belated Yay! Ergo Sum!


Belated Happy Birthday Dru in LA!



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white wings says:
(Sun Jan 20 00:38:53 2019 70.112.135.184)
Edited: Sun Jan 20 04:16:41 2019
Happy Birthday Buffy Anne Summers, Feena, Gia, Lass, Rachel, Spikepunksgirl,
and SlayGal!


Christopher Marlowe - It looks as though things are pretty frozen in your
area. *shiver*

Hah! I was watching a Firefly marathon a little while ago and noted the line
about black-market beagles, and thought "the Mark of Tim". *g*

lostinamerica - My tree is finally undecorated, and half of it is on the
floor ready to bag. The other half has to have its branches set for better
bagging. I hope my energy lasts long enough to clear the ornaments out of the
various chairs.

ETA: Bagged, boxed, swept, and swiffered. Fortunately this time I put the
glittery things in the leather chair instead of the upholstered one. If one can't
think ahead, at least one can think back to past mistakes. *g*



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sun Jan 20 00:24:54 2019 209.159.255.231)
Today Saturday, Janury 19th C.E.

We have SEVEN (7) Birthdays!


Buffy Anne Summers - The Slayer
Feena
Gia
Lass
Rachel
Spikepunksgirl
SlayGal

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Buffy Anne Summers, Feena, Gia, Lass, Rachel Spikepunksgirl, SlayGal



Zoe: Next time we smuggle stock, let's make it something smaller. Wash: Yeah, we should start dealing in those black-market beagles. 'Safe'

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



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white wings says:
(Sat Jan 19 23:47:36 2019 70.112.135.184)
Shade of Bronze - I'm glad you checked in as well. I'm sorry to hear that 2018 was a bad year for you, but it's gone away now. I hope that 2019 is full of health, wealth, and happiness for you - or at least one of them. *g*



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Shade of Bronze says:
(Sat Jan 19 23:42:22 2019 47.146.133.251)
white wings: Hi! Doing okay, had a bad year, hoping this year is better. Was enjoying the conversation about age appropriate episodes so was glad I checked in here yesterday.

Thinking about dusting off my archived notebooks of Poetry Corner poems and trying to post here more often. Gotta have some fun this year!



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white wings says:
(Sat Jan 19 21:20:09 2019 70.112.135.184)

Happy Birthday Buffy!


Christopher Marlowe - I hate weird tax years. They usually involve extra thinking and calculations, and the usual sweaty palms involved in dealing with the IRS, even in the most remote, innocent, and benign way or is that just me? But it's probably best to wait a little while before filing in any case. The IRS may be suffering from some distraction just at the moment.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jan 19 15:25:25 2019 209.159.255.231)
Good morning beta!

white wings 2018 is going to be a weird tax year for me. Normally I would be filing right now, but I think I'll be waiting until April to file.



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white wings says:
(Sat Jan 19 03:50:45 2019 70.112.135.184)
Christopher Marlowe - I freely admit that the arrival of the peroxide pest made AtS less enjoyable than it could have been for me. *g* For others in general, I was thinking that the Dark Cordy arc was fairly useless, and parts of it were just nasty and depressing. I'm thinking Connor/Cordy and that outfit they made her wear when she first publicly displayed her evilness. Poor Charisma. That outfit was wrong.

Speaking of irritants, is anyone else getting really tired of the freefreefreefree ad for Turbotax? I want to reach through the screen and gag people.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jan 18 23:32:54 2019 209.159.255.231)
white wings I agree, AtS before the appearance of Spike. *g*



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Jan 18 21:30:59 2019 4.28.180.2)
Lostinamerica,

Ah, a challenge! I recognized a few on first watch, perhaps a bit more
viewing?

WG



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white wings says:
(Fri Jan 18 20:18:15 2019 70.112.135.184)
Yay ergo sum!

Happy Birthday Arsineo, CJ, Dru in LA, Daisy, JustLiza, and Misty13!


Shade of Bronze !!! Shade of Bronze !!! - I mean, it's nice to see you. How are you?

ergo sum - Should you drop by, are you still able to enjoy two step Angelfood cake mixes? I can only find them in the HEB stores these days. But it looks as though they can be ordered online.



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Shade of Bronze says:
(Fri Jan 18 19:29:38 2019 47.146.133.251)
yay ergo sum!



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Fri Jan 18 19:25:17 2019 199.127.148.4)
Well, looks like Charisma is the only one who has blocked me on Twitter, SMG, both the Denisofs, ED, Julie, Charisma's exboyfriend Mike Rossi, all s till following them



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri Jan 18 15:17:26 2019 209.159.255.231)
Today Friday, January 18th 2019 C.E.

We have SIX (6) Birthdays!


Arsineo
C J
Dru in LA
Daisy
JustLiza
Misty13

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Arsineo, CJ, Dru in LA, Daisy, JustLiza, Misty13



Riley: Oh, yeah. Sorry 'bout last time. Heard I missed out on some fun. Xander: Oh yeah, fun was had. Also frolic, merriment and near-death hijinks. 'Listening to Fear''

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



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Trivia Girl says:
(Fri Jan 18 15:00:59 2019 209.159.255.231)
yay ergo sum!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Fri Jan 18 12:37:11 2019 100.6.180.182)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for ergo sum!

yay ergo sum!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday!



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lostinamerica says:
(Fri Jan 18 11:38:05 2019 73.58.128.92)
Fun video, wolfguard--now who
can identify all the episodes the
BTVS scenes are from ;)



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white wings says:
(Fri Jan 18 04:37:38 2019 70.112.135.184)
Yay Narnian!

Happy Birthday Baby Chill, Cynster, DragonLady, Kim!, Lyndsay, VT, and godsunderling !


I'm traditional. WTTH/The Harvest worked as an introduction for me, and I still think they work pretty well in general.

Christopher Marlowe - I'd recommend watching early AtS over the last two, perhaps three seasons of BtVS. I don't have a good feel for age-appropriate showings. I'd say that if a kid were allowed to watch Law and Order or Criminal Minds, s/he would find no trauma in either series, except for the whole yanking still beating hearts out and stomping on them thing that Joss liked to do to the audience. Apparently the Daughter of Cooper made it through stage one of that intact.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jan 18 04:18:07 2019 209.159.255.231)
wolfguard I vaguely remember the Orange County bankruptcy. It had to have been pretty remarkable, to even remember it now.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Jan 18 01:20:17 2019 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

Last night I watched two episodes from "Crashes and Crises: ~ lessons from
the history of financial disasters~. One was the Dot.com crash and the other
was on Orange County California's bankruptcy in ~1994.


Agent Cooper,

A few years ago, I was re-watching a 4th season Gilmore girls episode
where Rory and Paris went on their first spring break. After dining on pizza
and vending machine items, Paris becomes excited hearing an announcement for
the banana eating contest. She rushes off ignoring Rory's attempts to warn
her. One of my goddaughters literally does the ROFLOL!!! She'd seen the
episode on its original airing, but was too young to recognize what a banana
eating contest meant in a college setting. *g*



WG



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ChristpherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jan 18 00:17:51 2019 209.159.255.231)
wolfguard What Great Course are you doing at the moment?



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Jan 17 23:29:27 2019 209.159.255.231)
Sunnydale's Higher Pursuits

Category: Laws
Question: Which state was the first to legalize medicinal marijuana?
Answer: California

Trivia High on Life: notsoShyGirl, Agent Cooper!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jan 17 21:04:10 2019 165.225.38.64)
Wolfguard: Yes. As all real diehard Buffy fans know, Teacher's Pet is THE lynch pin episode that really holds the whole series together. Without it, nothing makes sense. :-)

You mention Hush and yes, that's one of the ones I'm thinking of. She's pretty mature and can handle alot of what we've seen so far, but that one in particular is a bit dark.

In those later seasons there's issues of sex and relationships that may be over her head. Although, as a dad, I want her to see them because there are actually some very good lessons in those eps.

After watching Reptile Boy I was like, "see, THAT is why mom and I tell you not to go to strange parties, and if you ever did NEVER EVER drink anything out of an open cup or container somebody you don't know hands you!" And she's like "Yeah, yeah I know Dad. They taught us all that at DARE. Sheesh!"



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jan 17 20:59:07 2019 209.159.255.231)
wolfguard You know, I'm not sure I could recommend younger folks to watch Angel like I would Buffy.



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jan 17 19:44:36 2019 71.56.125.67)
Agent Cooper,

I mean ... once a person has seem Teacher's Pet all the questions are
answered. Everything else makes sense. *g*

WG



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jan 17 19:38:02 2019 71.56.125.67)
Agent Cooper,

I had a friend who didn't let his kids watch Hush when it first aired.
They were around nine and ten.

I discovered BtVS early in its first season airing beginning with Never
Kill a Boy on the First Date
. As I remember, they re-aired the episodes
that summer, 1997, so I got to see all but one of the episodes I missed. The
one I missed was Teacher's Pet and it was years before I saw it. *g*

The horror!

*g*


WG



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jan 17 17:03:17 2019 165.225.38.64)
Trivia Girl: The Peoples Republik of California



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Thu Jan 17 15:46:11 2019 206.124.19.175)
Trivia Girl
California, in 1996



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Jan 17 15:31:32 2019 209.159.255.231)
Sunnydale's Higher Pursuits

Category: Laws
Question: Which state was the first to legalize medicinal marijuana?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Thu Jan 17 15:16:16 2019 209.159.255.231)
Today Thursday, January 17th 2019 C.E.

We have SEVEN (7) Birthdays!


Baby Chill
Cynster
Dragonlady
Kim!
Lyndsay
VT
godsunderling

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Baby Chill, Cynster, DragonLady, Kim!, Lyndsay, VT, godsunderling



I got stabbed, you know, right here. Mal, 'Shindig'''

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



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Jan 17 14:58:27 2019 209.159.255.231)
yay narnian!


Happy CD Thursday!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jan 17 14:33:28 2019 165.225.38.64)
Wolfguard: I started my daughter off on Buffy with watching a few of my favorite eps. I picked some of the (relatively) lighter, fun, ones to start. We watched "Halloween", "Phases" and "Pangs." Then "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered." That was enough to get her very interested and now we're watching the series straight through.

We're actually up to BB&B again next. I asked Daughter Cooper if she wanted to skip over the ones we already saw but she said it was better to watch them again "now that I know the background" IE she wanted to see them again in context. :-)

We're about half way through season 2 now. Getting through the series faster than I expected. My concern is she is still only a 6th grader and there's some darker, more complicated stuff coming up in the later seasons and I want to make sure she can process it before she watches. I've even considered waiting a bit to continue with it till she's a bit older, but on the other hand she's rabidly hooked and it would be hard to do that now.

She's at an age where it gets tricky to gauge what's appropriate and what may be too much right now.



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Thu Jan 17 13:18:08 2019 100.6.180.182)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for narnian!

yay narnian!


Happy CD Thursday!



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jan 17 07:13:16 2019 71.56.125.67)
Belated Yay Buffyrat!

Belated Yay Holy Water!


Deadguy Memorial Angel Wednesday Question

if you were re-watching all of BtVS or Angel, are there any episodes you
would skip?


No.


Deadguy Memorial Buffy Tuesday Question

When someone you know sits down to watch BtVS for the first time, how
much explaining do you do?


One of my goddaughters believes newbies are more likely to become fans by
beginning with second season rather than first. Say this is so, what do I
think they would need to know? Since second season episodes began with the
opening, ~ In each generation ...~ the premise doesn't need to be explained.
OTOH, why Sunnydale? The Hellmouth. Who is the English guy? Giles, Buffy's
Watcher. Willow and Xander are her friends who are in on her secret. So to
Cordelia, a fremeny. Finally, Angel would need some explaining.

What's a hellmouth?



Good Night to All

WG



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jan 17 06:44:16 2019 71.56.125.67)
You're most welcome buffyrat. *g*


Christopher Marlowe,

Faith has no patience for anything or anyone - or at least this was true of
her first season in Sunnydale.

Your 'topic', "I wonder how the fighting styles of changed over the
years.With the first slayer, I imagine her techniques were different than
what Buffy used.
"

First I have to explain away why slayers even fight vampires and demons
rather than just hunt them. Seriously , why shouldn't a slayer's first
choice be a weapon - crossbow, bow, spear, or even sword? Here's my
rationale ...

1) Even with their slayer-sense they might not want to risk mis-identifying
a human as a vampire. Consequently, lure them into exposing their true
nature and then take them down.

2) Carrying an open weapon would work against luring them out.

3) In some societies carry an open weapon draws unwarranted attention.

4) Some demons might need be dealt with as a pack of hounds or wolves deal
with a larger prey - harass until they are weak enough to be taken down.


That out of the way ...

Certainly fighting techniques, strategies and 'coaching' methods have
improved over the centuries, but I wouldn't call them "styles" as most
people envision that word.1 I believe a watcher would draw from
the repertoire of martial techniques those that best fit a particular
slayer's physique, strengths, weaknesses, and personality. Strategies would
be developed and taught to deal with different types of demons. Beyond this,
teaching methods and philosophies have evolved and this might well be seen
in how watchers teach. For instance, Kendra might well has learned to use
the quarter-staff using forms and drills, but Buffy did better when
presented with a Giles in protective gear. *g*

Anyway, watchers would document training and field experience and forward it
to the Council which in turned would archive it for future watchers' use. I
would expect field-work would have a Darwinian effect on how the Slaying Art
evolved.

1 e.g. Judo, Savate, Western Boxing, or the various percussion
styles from China, Korea, Japan, etc.


WG



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white wings says:
(Thu Jan 17 04:17:06 2019 70.112.135.184)
Yay buffyrat!

Happy Birthday BuffySummers, Friday, Library GRRRL, Mayor Wilkins, Mogwai, OzLady's Mommy, $l@ye, and Swingchickee!

buffyrat - Everyone that I know who retires always seems to wear a relaxed smile.

Congratulations on the new grandson. I'm glad you made it in for your Yay Day.



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buffyrat says:
(Thu Jan 17 03:52:33 2019 67.164.46.144)
just about to start my 6th year of
retirement (I have to say I don't
miss work). My daughter and family
are coming for a visit to San Jose
from Whidbey island Washington so
I'll get to see my new grandson for
the first time!

And I just saw the Buffy vs Edward you tube that wolfguard posted the link to,
thanks wolfguard!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jan 17 03:16:33 2019 209.159.255.231)
what are you up to these days, buffyrat?



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buffyrat says:
(Thu Jan 17 02:51:09 2019 67.164.46.144)
Wow! Thanks for the "Yay"! I do
occasionally lurk. Happy new year
everybody!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jan 17 02:31:31 2019 209.159.255.231)
wolfguard I think Faith might have less patience with Edward than Buffy.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jan 17 01:52:53 2019 209.159.255.231)
wolfguard That is a beautiful video. *g*



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Jan 17 00:39:14 2019 209.159.255.231)
Category: Buffy
Question: Where did Buffy live before arriving in Sunnydale?
Answer: Los Angeles

Category: Angel
Question: When did Angel first become Angelus?
Answer: 1764

Trivia Master: wolfguard!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Jan 16 21:27:59 2019 165.225.38.64)
I have a real Christmas tree every year. ....a real fake tree. :-)

My sister buys a fresh real one every year. She loves the way real trees smell and feel, and refuses to get a fake one.

Real trees are nice that way but I can't hang around them too long or my allergies act up.



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Jan 16 19:39:43 2019 71.56.125.67)
Bella,

Watch and learn.

Yours in Sisterhood,

Buffy

aka The Vampire Slayer


*g*

WG



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Jan 16 19:05:42 2019 71.56.125.67)
Trivia Girl,

Los Angeles

WG



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Wed Jan 16 16:54:04 2019 209.159.255.231)
Today Tuesday, January 16th 2019 C.E.

We have EIGHT (8) Birthdays!


BuffySummers
friday
Library GRRRL
Mayor Wilkins
Mogwai
OzLady's Mommy
$l@ye
Swingchickee

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to BuffySummers, friday. Library GRRRL
Mayor Wilkins. Mogwai. OzLady's Mommy. $l@ye. Swingchickee



You turned evil a lot faster than I thought you would. Angel, 'Just Rewards''

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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Jan 16 16:37:02 2019 209.159.255.231)
yay buffyrat!

deadguy qod

I don't think I would skip any episodes. I would simply start with ep 1 and go through all of them. I think the only episode I might skip is 'The Body' that would be just too painful.


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Jan 16 16:18:23 2019 165.225.38.64)
Trivia Buffy: Los Angeles

Trivia Angel: Back in the old-timey days. 1800-something. I know it was after horses were invented, but probably before toilet paper. People wore lots of funny hats on purpose.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Jan 16 15:37:07 2019 209.159.255.231)
Sunnydale and City of Angels Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: Where did Buffy live before arriving in Sunnydale?

Category: Angel
Answer: When did Angel first become Angelus



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white wings says:
(Wed Jan 16 15:14:54 2019 70.112.135.184)
lostinamerica - I dont water my fake fiber optic tree with paper needles either. *g*. The
question is whether your aluminum needles are shed more than my paper ones.

I am seeing more aluminum trees for sale these days, but the construction might be different. They
might have hinged or bendable branches rather than detachable ones.

Maybe I should see if I can find a small one next year to evaluate the different merits ...



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lostinamerica says:
(Wed Jan 16 14:37:11 2019 73.58.128.92)
white wings--Well, it's
vintage, so they're not easy to
find. But no watering, like your
tree :)


Yay! buffyrat!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Wed Jan 16 13:16:34 2019 100.6.180.182)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for buffyrat!

yay buffyrat!

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

binge watch, inc. - we supply the snacks, pillows and blankets, coffee or red bull, everything you need

if you were re-watching all of btvs or angel, are there any episodes you would skip?


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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wolfguard says:
(Wed Jan 16 03:43:09 2019 4.28.180.2)
Edited: Wed Jan 16 03:43:40 2019
Christopher Marlowe,

Googling "median salary bachelor degree" ...

The Average Salary With a Bachelor's Degree. Americans with a bachelor's
degree earn a weekly average of $1,137. That's higher than the median weekly
earnings for workers at all education levels, $860. Average earnings for
workers with bachelor's degrees work out to $59,124 per year.May 15, 2018

The Average Salary by Education Level - SmartAsset
https://smartasset.com/retirement/the-average-salary-by-education-level

....

A "median" average divides a data set into two equal halves. In this case 50%
of the population would be making less than $59,124 and 50% would be making
more.


WG



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white wings says:
(Wed Jan 16 03:28:22 2019 70.112.135.184)
Yay Holy Water !

Happy Birthday ergo sum, Faust's Accountant, Greetings Girl, and Jeff Pruitt!

I'm sorry to hear about Carol Channing.

lostinamerica - Aluminum? Are those better than the trees with paper needles with regard to dropping "needles"? I've been very fond of my current tree because it is fiber optic, to which I add extra LED light strings, but it does seem to shed needles. Not as many as a real tree would, but a fair number. Last year I had to have it up for quite a while I glued loose stuff back onto the wire "branches".



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lostinamerica says:
(Wed Jan 16 03:16:18 2019 73.58.128.92)
ChristopherMarlowe--I
remember your looking for your
current job--you don't like it, it's
not working out?


Yay! Holy Water!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jan 16 02:56:02 2019 209.159.255.231)
I wonder what the median salary is for someone with a batchelor's degree?



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Jan 15 23:46:30 2019 209.159.255.231)
unnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Broadway
Question: What role did Carol Channing have in the broadway musical 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'?

Answer: Lorelei Lee

Trivia Directors: notsoShyGirl

Comma Channings big smile will always be the thing I remember most about her.



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Comma says:
(Tue Jan 15 22:36:22 2019 75.143.154.113)
I just got back from taking my wife out. We ate at Noodle and Company, her favorite restaurant, and I we went and saw the movie 'On The Basics of Sex', about Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Very good movie, even for a Republican like me. Next week, 'Mary Queen of Scots'.

Comma



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Tue Jan 15 21:31:00 2019 199.127.148.10)
Agent Cooper I know. The Babylonians did too. I was engaging in my own form of sarcastic wit, even though my hair is pencil-straight (that's a BC comics reference:-).)



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Jan 15 19:02:15 2019 71.56.125.67)
Drive-By

~ Economists use decimal points to show they have a sense of humor.~

*g*

WG



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Comma says:
(Tue Jan 15 16:04:17 2019 75.143.154.113)
For those whom do not know, and unless it is the greatest twist ever seen on this board on trivia, Carol Channing is gone. May she rest in peace.

Comma



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Tue Jan 15 15:15:10 2019 206.124.19.175)
Trivia Girl
Loralei Lee



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Jan 15 15:08:38 2019 209.159.255.231)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Broadway
Question: What role did Carol Channing have in the broadway musical 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Tue Jan 15 14:47:56 2019 209.159.255.231)
Today Tuesday, January 15th 2019 C.E.

We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!


ergo sum
Faust's Accountant
Greetings Girl
Jeff Pruitt - Stunt Coordinator - S2-4

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to ergo sum, Faust's Accountant, Greetings Girl, Jeff Pruitt



Mal: Go on. Get in there. Give your brother a thrashing for messing up your plan. River: He takes so much looking after. 'Objects In Space'

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



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Jan 15 14:15:17 2019 209.159.255.231)
yay holy water!

deadguy qod

You know, I might start
explaining every single scene,
character or plot element. I'm
not sure I could just sit down
and let someone watch Buffy
without me giving a running
commentary.


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!

lostinamerica Not much,
searched for jobs online and
arrange to get some free training
on Quickbooks.



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Tue Jan 15 13:01:17 2019 100.6.180.182)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for holy water

yay holy water!

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

the reviewer - seen it, reviewed it

when someone you know sits down to watch btvs for the first time, how much explaining do you do?


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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lostinamerica says:
(Tue Jan 15 12:35:34 2019 73.58.128.92)
white wings--Which is why I was thrilled to find a 6-foot aluminum tree a
few years ago--stick in a few branches, hang a few ornaments, simple to put up
and take down :) I think the kids would like to return to a real tree filled
with their homemade ornaments, but then they always leave before it's time to
take it down, convenient, that :(


Belated Yay! ChristopherMarlowe! What did you do on your Yay! Day?



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Jan 15 06:21:12 2019 71.56.125.67)
Christopher Marlowe,

Neat question. I will have to ponder on it. *g*

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jan 15 05:26:17 2019 209.159.255.231)
[b[]wolfguard[/b] I wonder how the fighting styles of changed over the years. With the first slayer, I imagine her techniques were different than what Buffy used.



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white wings says:
(Tue Jan 15 01:35:13 2019 70.112.135.184)

Yay Christopher Marlowe !


Happy Birthday Angeloudi, ittybittyslayette, Mr. Emil, Roman Around, and Theyoung1!

Christopher Marlowe - The blunderbuss was an early sawed-off shotgun in function, but as described by wolfguard. From curiosity, I went a'googling. Apparently "blunderbuss" was a derivation of the Dutch "donderbus", where "donder" meant thunder and "bus" meant pipe.

lostinamerica - I brought boxes up to take down the Christmas tree. They are still empty. *g*



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Jan 15 01:04:49 2019 209.159.255.231)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Weapons
Question: What would you do with a blunderbuss?
Answer: Shoot something

Trivia Sharpshooters: wolfguard, AGent Cooper!



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Jan 14 23:50:32 2019 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

As I know them, they were black-powder muzzle loaders. The muzzle was flared t
make it easy to load whatever projectiles were at hand (nails, pebbles, etc).

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jan 14 22:39:14 2019 209.159.255.231)
wolfguard A blunderbuss is such an odd name for anything. I had heard of the term, but never precisely knew what it meant.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Mon Jan 14 21:56:47 2019 165.225.38.64)
Daddycatalso: Except the Carthaginians really did it. There were always rumors of this in the historic record, but no hard proof till recently.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Mon Jan 14 19:23:30 2019 199.127.148.10)
Edited: Mon Jan 14 21:31:52 2019
Agent Cooper You're beign un-PC. Accusations of human sacrifice towards other cultures came from the Greeks, Judeans, and Romans. As those ar e the three ancestral cultures which gave t rise to western civilization, accusations of human sacrifice are now viewed as imperialist propaganda.



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Jan 14 19:05:25 2019 71.56.125.67)
Trivia Girl,

A few cops have been known to use their modern version of the blunderbuss as
an ashtray.1 A blunderbuss was used to stop people from doing
something or persuade people do do something.

1 Back when shotguns rode where computers ride today in cruisers.


WG



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Agent Cooper says:
(Mon Jan 14 18:15:22 2019 165.225.38.64)
Trivia Girl: You shoot thanksgiving turkeys with it. And possibly grumpy natives who aren't too happy with you just popping up and squatting on their shore one day.

You know, the Carthaginians practiced human sacrifice. That's one of the reasons the Romans didn't like them. They were also dangerous economic and territorial rivals. But the human sacrifice thing really bugged them.

Which is ironic considering all the gladiators and christians they dumped into their arenas to fight to death. But in the Roman mind, that was different. And to be fair actual, ritual religious human sacrifice was very, very rare in Roman culture, and generally viewed as abhorrent.

Interestingly enough, the Romans didn't like the Greeks all that much either. The Greeks thought the Romans were unmanly, because the Romans watered their wine.

The Romans, for their part, thought the Greeks were unmanly because they were enthusiastic practitioners of pederasty.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Mon Jan 14 15:27:00 2019 209.159.255.231)
Today Monday, January 14th 2019 C.E.

We have FIVE (5) Birthdays!


Angeloudi
ittybittyslayette (Sara)
Mr. Emil
Roman Around
Theyoung1

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Angeloudi, ittybittyslayette, Mr. Emil, Roman Around, Theyoung1



Fred: The size and depth of the wound indicate a female vampire. Harmony: Or gay! Fred: Umit doesn't really work like that. 'Harm's Way'''

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



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Jan 14 15:01:49 2019 209.159.255.231)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Weapons
Question: What would you do with a blunderbuss?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jan 14 13:56:00 2019 209.159.255.231)
yay ME!!!


Goodbye Blue Monday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Mon Jan 14 13:05:02 2019 100.6.180.182)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for christopher marlowe!

yay christopher marlowe!


Goodbye Blue Monday!



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white wings says:
(Mon Jan 14 04:50:46 2019 70.112.135.184)
Christopher Marlowe - Foam balls sound safer, but the whole dodging things on ice sounds like a slippery slope to a broken tailbone to me. Still, I don't actually like games where things will fly in my direction, so that might be coloring my perception. *g*

lostinamerica - I know. Fortunately I had family in town this weekend at the other house, and there was help. In fact my SIL, bless her heart, swept up the fake needles, and did a much better job than I would have done. At that house there are only a few outside lights unplugged, but hanging from a railing, awaiting my mood and a warmer day. At my house, there's just the big living room tree. I had to leave it until Epiphany, and then I decided to do it last, after the other house was done, and then I couldn't do it because I didn't want the room cluttered with boxes while family was here. But they are leaving tomorrow. So I have the tree on and twinkling at me, and the fake fire "roaring", while I can.



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Comma says:
(Mon Jan 14 03:47:20 2019 75.143.154.113)
Edited: Mon Jan 14 03:49:49 2019
There are a few 'unwritten rules' in hockey in regards to fights:

1. Do not use the skates.
2. No low blows.
3. Leave the stick out of it. Not always followed.
4. Front takedown is ok. No body slams or back breakers. Backbreakers: Catching one around the neck and swinging the persons body, back down, onto your back, the grabbing between the legs, and trying to join your hands together while stretching the person into a pretzel. Back hurt, person chocked, and male parts really hurt!
5. No choking or lifting one by the neck. Front face lock is still ok.
6. Do not hit the refs or your own teammates!
7. Leave the eyeballs alone. Except for causing black eyes.
8. When your opponent wants to quit, quit. When your opponent is knocked out, quit.
9. End the person's night, not their career or their life.

Comma



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ChristopherMarlowe;marrior says:
(Mon Jan 14 02:44:02 2019 209.159.255.231)
white wings The dodgeballs themselves appear to be made of light stuff, I'm guessing foam, they weren't hard rubber, that's for sure. I could tell by the way they were throwing them that they were light and wouldn't hurt. I'm not entirely sure of the particular rules, but the final winner appears to be a young woman.



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lostinamerica says:
(Mon Jan 14 02:28:34 2019 73.58.128.92)
ChristopherMarlowe--Now you
need to go watch the peewee hockey
league games--my aunt said she
never laughed so hard in her life
as when she was watching my cousin
play when he was a young boy :D


white wings--We just
finished putting the last of the
Xmas decorations away :(



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white wings says:
(Sun Jan 13 22:26:06 2019 70.112.135.184)
Christopher Marlowe - Flu season here runs October-March, though I think
it peaks December-February. I usually start looking for a flu shot late
September. You people up there must be more healthy. It may be
that since our allergy season runs all year long, our respiratory systems are
more susceptible to attack. *g* I think you are probably correct that not
being sick is an asset in a job hunt.

Ice hockey may be different from baseball in terms of fan fanaticism. The
action and violence, you know. The other entertainments might be fare for
the family. Although I'm not sure about dodgeball on ice. That seems like it
would be dangerous with or without skates.

Tired now. Major undecorating push earlier. Still more to go, but a lot of
Christmas at two houses is disassembled.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jan 13 16:22:58 2019 209.159.255.231)
white wings Flu season
seems to be most active from
December to February, so maybe
later. I figured since I'm in an
active job search, that not being
sick would be handy. *g*

I agree that perhaps the game
itself is not the sole
attraction, although it seems
like the ice arena itself was 1/3
full.



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wolfguard says:
(Sun Jan 13 07:46:37 2019 71.56.125.67)
White Wings,

Absolutely agree. *g*

Watching Grave now.


WG



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white wings says:
(Sun Jan 13 05:30:13 2019 70.112.135.184)
Christopher Marlowe - Flu shots? Isn't this a bit late in the season? Or does it start later in SD? Better have them than not, either way.

I would say that the board meeting did not sound like a fun Saturday, but since I spent part of mine taking down more Christmas decorations and redoing weather stripping in a sliding door, perhaps I shouldn't say anything. *g*

Thanks for the thorough report on ice hockey. I'm glad it did not disappoint. Hometown games can be cute. My SIL and nephew have become devotees of a local baseball club. I'm not certain that the baseball is the attraction, especially for my SIL, but they seem to enjoy attending.

wolfguard - Industrial societies practice human sacrifice as a political ritual (which has become an alternate religion), although the arrows are (usually) metaphorical or financial. ;-)



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sun Jan 13 05:28:44 2019 209.159.255.231)
Today Saturday, January 12th 2019 C.E.

We have ONE (1) Birthdays!


Sarafarinephew

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Safarinephew



Fire bad. Tree pretty. Buffy, 'Graduation Day (2)''

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



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wolfguard says:
(Sun Jan 13 05:19:04 2019 71.56.125.67)
Lostinamerica,

~People are people~ was my point ...

... though different cultures may have significant differences in how the
perceive and value the world. I do not know how universal is the practice of
human sacrifice, though I do not believe any industrial societies practice it
as a religious ritual.


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jan 13 04:39:29 2019 209.159.255.231)
Edited: Sun Jan 13 04:39:46 2019
better get birthdays out before the night is over

white wings, lostinamerica Got back from the hockey game. Not the most inspiring game for our team: 4-0. Even a neophyte like me saw that the other team was playing better.

It was cute night though, they had 18 minute interludes in between periods. One was a dodgeball game played on the rink, the other was some sort of game where fans threw hockey pucks onto the ice, trying to aim at various bullseyes on the rink, with little kids picking up the pucks. Other cute things were the 'bad momma dance' where two women were shown on screen dancing badly, with the 'winner' getting some swag.

There were two fights, one where the refs appeared to allow the guys to go at each other for a minute before breaking things up.

So for two hours of free entertainment, it wasn't a bad night.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jan 13 00:24:27 2019 209.159.255.231)
got shot with the flu, but I survived. Board meeting the rest of the day and now a hockey game tonight!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jan 12 15:21:57 2019 209.159.255.231)
Flu shots and strategic planning is the order of the day today!



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lostinamerica says:
(Sat Jan 12 13:24:43 2019 73.58.128.92)
Agent Cooper--Yes, white wings is right--I've been part of the
"sandwich" generation for many years now and I can't tell you how many friends
have parents who have had issues simply due to undereating or overmedicating :(
Get your parents to ONE doctor and coordinate the recommendations of any other
specialists they may have.



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white wings says:
(Sat Jan 12 07:57:56 2019 70.112.135.184)
Yay Irishrose!

Happy Birthday 944, DrucillaFan, Eclipse, Fizzgig, Iro, and Vickio !


Maverick - I took a tiny step and there extrapolations lay Your thoughts would be private if you didn't admit to them. Besides, new-fallen snow is just one breast. Different sentiment. *g*

Agent Cooper - Get a copy of The Thirty Six Hour Day. Read it a bit at a time. Seriously. In the end, no matter what causes dementia or the temporary appearance of it, the behaviors are very similar. Stress, lack of sleep, anxiety, depression, or physical illness, especially UTIs, can all cause behaviors that mimic dementia. They can exacerbate it. Having a geriatric psychiatrist lined up is very helpful. I'll try to stop harping on this, but it hurts to see someone else starting cold.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jan 12 03:44:14 2019 209.159.255.231)
Maverick Ah, ok.



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Comma says:
(Sat Jan 12 00:50:43 2019 75.143.154.113)
Maverick: Not counting on them. I receive updates, on the credit union one, every year. The VFW one, I have no idea where the paper work is.

Comma



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lostinamerica says:
(Fri Jan 11 22:03:56 2019 73.58.128.92)
Agent Cooper--Did Subnautica come before or after Interstellar?
Can you say "copyright infringement" ;)



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Fri Jan 11 19:22:39 2019 199.127.148.10)
Maverick The soruce material Matt 13: 55-56 James, Joses (or Joseph), Jude and Simon were the brothers of Jesus, the son of Mary. The same verses also mention unnamed sisters



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Maverick says:
(Fri Jan 11 17:20:19 2019 68.51.139.52)
Trivia Girl: Donald Glover is not Danny Glover's son. Childish Gambino is not the son of Donald but is his alter ego; they are one and the same person. Donald Glover, Sr. was a retired postal worker and not an actor.


Comma: Many places (like banks and credit unions) used to give out AD&D Insurance (Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance) and call it Life Insurance, and it was cheap because it only paid off if you die due to an accident or lose a body part due to an accident. Usually these policies have short effective dates and terminate quickly, and you have to select an automatic payment procedure to keep them going indefinitely. Check on the status of these policies if you are somehow counting on them.


white wings:: Who told you I was thinking about breasts again? I can't have private thoughts anymore? I just decided to celebrate Christmas in an extended fashion. I WAS just thinking, though, if you believe Jesus is God (as I do) even HE must have been impressed being the sole recipient of a mother's love.


Agent Cooper1: Have you explained to Kid Cooper what the expression "What's My Line?" referred to? I'm talking about the old TV show. When are you going to show her "Twin Peaks"?


Agent Cooper2: Seeing drones circling your house? That's kind of how Ray Liotta's character started out in "Goodfellas", but HE was seeing helicopters.


Agent Cooper3: The only way I know to track back through financial transactions is to go back through bank statements and cancelled checks. Money from Social Security must go somewhere.


Maverick


Send Her My Love




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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri Jan 11 16:40:31 2019 209.159.255.231)
Today Friday, January 11th 2019 C.E.

We have SEVEN (7) Birthdays!


944
DrucillaFan
Eclipse
Fizzgig
Iro
Marc Blucas as Riley Finn
Vickio

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to 944, DrucillaFan, Eclipse, Fizzgig, Iro, Marc Blucas, Vickio



You never know if a girl's gonna say 'yes', or if she's gonna laugh in your face and pull out your still-beating heart and crush it into the ground with her heel. Xander, 'Inca Mummy Girl'''

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



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Jan 11 16:34:59 2019 165.225.38.64)
Speaking of life on the ocean, I just picked up this PS4 game called "Subnautica".

The premise is that you are a crew member on a space ship which is on a mission to colonize another planet.

However, en route the ship crash lands on an earth like planet that is completely covered by ocean. You escape in a pod and land in the water and then have to survive on your own. You also must try and find any other survivors that made it from the crash, and then presumably eventually find a way to send a signal for rescue.

You have a computer that helps you along, and with it you constantly ID new species and plants to find what you can and can't eat, what is dangerous, etc. You also craft new useful items from the wreckage of the main ship that you can scavenge from the ocean floor to help you survive. It's a really pretty game, visually and really an interesting concept.

Daughter and Son Cooper and I are having alot of fun with it.

Subnautica



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jan 11 16:31:38 2019 209.159.255.231)
yay irishrose!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday!



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Fri Jan 11 15:11:24 2019 199.127.148.10)
wolfguard lostinamerica Christopher Marlowe Yeah, Pawnee, captured girls from any neighboring tribe, really



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lostinamerica says:
(Fri Jan 11 13:46:26 2019 73.58.128.92)
Yay! Irishrose!



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lostinamerica says:
(Fri Jan 11 13:40:59 2019 73.58.128.92)
ChristopherMarlowe, white wings--OMG, bacon AND maple syrup, salty, fatty
AND sweet? Golden :)


wolfguard--Ah yes, so much for noble savages ;) Still, how different
was that ritual from anything Europeans have done through the ages, at home and
in the New World? People are people, just with better weapons and fancier
clothes ;)


Agent Cooper--Oh, probably just Boris kids messing around
with their new Christmas toys, you know how THAT goes :)



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Fri Jan 11 13:39:11 2019 100.6.180.182)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for irishrose!

yay irishrose!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday!



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Jan 11 06:06:31 2019 71.56.125.67)
Christopher Marlowe,

I rarely watched a course straight through. A few nights ago I was watching
the Thai kickboxing lectures from the ~Martial Arts course followed by one
the lectures on the Mississippian culture from the "Ancient Civilizations of
North America" course. Last night I watched "Site Design" from the Everyday
Engineering Course and the first lecture from the "Life in the Ocean"
course. I like comparing lectures on the same subject both from within the
Great Courses library and with outside lectures.

For instance, "Life in the Ocean" lecture 1 is on the physics and chemistry
of seawater. I compared it to two lectures on the same topic in the
"Oceanography" course. Both the "Ancient Civilizations of North America" and
another course on Native Americans each have a lecture on Great Plains'
cultures and I've watched both to compare them.1 Tonight I
watched a lecture on the Periodic Table (chemistry) and look to compare it
with one or more lectures on the Internet.

1 One of these discussed a annual ceremony where the tribe would
select one male member to kidnap a young woman from another tribe (different
culture) and bring her back. She would then be stripped and tortured
followed by everyone in the tribe shooting arrows into her. The last
(first?) recorded case happened ~ 1830s. The white Europeans were horrified
and put a stop to it (I'm not sure how it they could make this so). I
believe the girl was Souix (Lakota) and the tribe performing the ritual was
Pawnee.

WG



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white wings says:
(Fri Jan 11 02:54:30 2019 70.112.135.184)
Yay gazoo!

Happy Birthday bec, Carolyn Grace, Catmint, Isis Osiris, Kitty, and Starlette!

Christopher Marlowe - Bacon wrapped maple anything sounds pretty darn good. I wonder about sweet 'taters

Agent Cooper - There was a lot of horror for those three months. For Sunnydale and some of the audience. *g* While it is true that Angel knew what was inside of himself, he reasonably thought he had it under control, since the Romani were too busy trying to make him suffer and kept the secret of how Angelus could be released. Don't forget that Angel also helped when the Mayor was making his final play, even if Buffy was the major player in stopping the various apocalypses.

I hate to think what Daughter Cooper will think during the dreary years with *spit* the peroxide pest in the ascendant. Talk about needing to fit in an ashtray *g*

Drones? Probably part of the seekrit club.

On a more serious note, the family discussion you plan to have can be a pretty rough one. It's hard on anyone, let alone someone fragile and proud and desperately trying to comfort himself with the illusion of control. Perhaps if you can frame the discussion as a safety fallback to take care of your mother, since it's better to have things in place before an emergency, it will go down better than if you allow thoughts of Lear to occur.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jan 11 02:41:28 2019 209.159.255.231)
wolfguard What Great Course are you on now?



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Jan 10 23:52:18 2019 209.159.255.231)
unnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Celebrities
Question: Childish Gambino I
s the son of what famous actor?
Answer: Donald Glover

Trivia master: Comma
Trivia Comedian: Comma

Ha!



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Comma says:
(Thu Jan 10 23:07:47 2019 75.143.154.113)
Since Childish Gambino acts under the name, Donald Glover Jr., he must be actor Donald Glover Sr's son.


Comma



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Comma says:
(Thu Jan 10 23:01:24 2019 75.143.154.113)
Agent Cooper: Have you done something that 'WE' would have a drone on you? DO NOT ANSWER THAT!

Comma



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jan 10 20:56:22 2019 165.225.38.64)
Lostinamerica: Thanks. Much appreciated. You're probably right. Things like this always look worse at first blush.

The weird thing is dad is actually feeling better, so we've arranged to have power of attorney meeting set up for me and maybe my sister so we can help out mom and dad with the financial situation, but now he's kind of balking at that. Not sure if he'll allow it now. He's always been proud, but this situation is not the time for pride. He needs help. Makes me want to throw my hands up at the sky and...

...say, speaking of sky what's with these drones I keep seeing up there? If I didn't know better I'd swear they follow me to work and back almost every day. Hmmm...

White Whings: Heh. Maybe that but it's also she just really thinks Buffy is THE COOLNESS and always takes her side, even if she's wrong.

Seriously, if you look at it objectively Kendra really SHOULD have killed Angel. Cruel, but it would have saved many lives and a ton of suffering for Buffy and others. I believe that if Angel was shown what the near future held at that point, he would have fallen on the nearest fence post himself. I actually think that's why he was trying to get Spike to dust him in WML II. He himself knows he's always a liability. Like an evil time bomb waiting to go off.

Chris Marlowe: Roasted Carrots...Mmmmmm..... *homer simpson drool*



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Comma says:
(Thu Jan 10 16:59:09 2019 75.143.154.113)
Trivia Girl: Adultish Gambino

Comma



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Jan 10 15:48:38 2019 209.159.255.231)
sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Celebrities
Question: Childish Gambino is the son of what famous actor?



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Jan 10 15:36:53 2019 209.159.255.231)
Today Thursday January 10th 2019 C.E.

We have SIX (6) Birthdays!


bec
Carolyn Grace (Holly Frog's Childe)
Catmint
Isis Osiris
Kitty
Starlette

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to bec, Carolyn Grace, Catmint, Isis Osiris, Kitty, Starlette



Anya: Are you stupid or something? Giles: Allow me to answer that question with a firing. 'Shadow''

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jan 10 14:53:30 2019 209.159.255.231)
yay gazoo!


Happy CD Thursday!

white wings They turned out pretty good, but were missing something 'extra'. I saw a receipe for bacon wrapped maple carrots, so I think I'll try that.



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lostinamerica says:
(Thu Jan 10 12:29:22 2019 73.58.128.92)
Agent Cooper--Wishing you
the best--I bet once you and your
siblings get a handle on the
situation it will be better than
you thought :)


ChristopherMarlowe--Yum,
roasted carrots :)


Yay! gazoo!


Belated Yay! Aussiebulldog!



Belated Happy Birthday
ShadowQuest!
Where are you,
come back for a visit :)



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Thu Jan 10 12:10:29 2019 100.6.180.182)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for gazoo!

yay gazoo!


Happy CD Thursday!



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white wings says:
(Thu Jan 10 04:21:23 2019 70.112.135.184)
Yay aussiebulldog!

Happy Birthday Angelicious, Crybuffy, Jillian, and ShadowQuest!

Christopher Marlowe - How did the carrot roasting go?

Agent Cooper - You mean Kendra was right when she said that Angel was pretty cute? *g* Daughter Cooper is watching the donut, not the hole. ;-)



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jan 10 02:33:05 2019 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

"Fast Radio Bursts"?


https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46811618


Source: BBC Online


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jan 10 02:25:22 2019 209.159.255.231)
wolfguard I was noticing some headline about hearing stuff from space that is thought to be from aliens!



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jan 10 02:02:23 2019 4.28.180.2)
Put aliens in the middle of all this stuff (and) you get all the answers.

- attributed to Bill Cooper


*g*


WG



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ChristiopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jan 10 01:50:10 2019 209.159.255.231)
Roasting carrots tonight, I'll be the next Martha Stewart soon!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Jan 9 23:52:21 2019 209.159.255.231)
Edited: Wed Jan 9 23:52:42 2019
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: Max Perlich played what character on Angel?
Answer: Whistler!

Trivia master: Comma
Trivia newbie: Agent Cooper!



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Comma says:
(Wed Jan 9 18:39:10 2019 75.143.154.113)
Trivia Girl: Whistler: 'Put your lips together and blow!'

Comma



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Jan 9 16:42:24 2019 165.225.38.64)
Trivia Girl: Holland Manners?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Wed Jan 9 15:59:07 2019 209.159.255.231)
Today Wednesday, January 8th 2019 C.E.

We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!


Angelicious
Crybuffy
Jillian
ShadowQuest

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Angelicious, Crybuffy, Jillian, ShadowQuest



Zoe: Is there any way I'm gonna get out of this with honor and dignity? Wash: You're pretty much down to ritual suicide, lambie-toes. 'War Stories'

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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Jan 9 15:30:20 2019 209.159.255.231)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Angel
Question: Max Perlich played what character on Angel?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jan 9 15:07:46 2019 209.159.255.231)
ay aussiebulldog!

deadguy qod

I would imagine none of them! I can't see them wanting to go back. I can see them doing the equivalent of a PBP or other kind of reunion just among themselves.


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Jan 9 14:03:35 2019 165.225.38.64)
Thanks folks. Yes, me and my siblings are going to look in to all that. I think I might need a lawyer to help with all this. But don't know if we can afford one. We'll get through it.


Watched What's My Line Part Deux last night with Daughter Cooper. She did not like Kendra. Even when I pointed out to her that Kendra was actually right several times in her arguments with Buffy. Daughter Cooper wouldn't budge though. I could not, of course, point out to DC that Kendra was VERY right about Angel because that would spoil a whole story arc. So I'll just sit back and wait to say "I told you so." :-)



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Wed Jan 9 13:16:18 2019 100.6.180.182)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for aussiebulldog!

yay aussiebulldog!

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

reunion, inc. - we can get anyone back together (for one night)

which of the scoobies is planning on attending their 20th high school reunion (this year)?


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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Comma says:
(Wed Jan 9 07:23:33 2019 75.143.154.113)
Agent Cooper: I have two insurance polices, for $1000 each, that were given to me. One is from my credit union and the other is through the VFW. They also, without a response on my part. tried to sell me more units. Check any organizations, that he was a member of, and with his bank.

Comma



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jan 9 02:53:30 2019 209.159.255.231)
Agent Cooper I would assume they have no life insurance? I would definitely take white wings suggestions.



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lostinamerica says:
(Wed Jan 9 02:28:07 2019 73.58.128.92)
Agent Cooper--Yes, I'm sure
there are agencies in your area that
can help you sort this out. Any
nearby relatives who can also help?


Happy Birthday Thoin!



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white wings says:
(Wed Jan 9 01:40:33 2019 70.112.135.184)
Yay Amarra!

Happy Birthday Angel lover, Bite me, Goddess@Home, Pippin, Spikmeister's Mum, and last but never least, Thoin !


Maverick - Colored lights on the breast of the new-fallen snow? It does sound rather magical, even without the sleigh and eight tiny reindeer.

Agent Cooper - Congratulations and profoundest sympathy. This will be a rather hard time for you. If you haven't already, look into the property tax rules for seniors. In Texas, under certain conditions, seniors can defer paying property taxes until they leave the house. Of course I don't know about your state. There's also the possibility of reverse mortgages.



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Jan 9 00:36:41 2019 209.159.255.231)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: What was the name of the sports team for Sunnydale High?
Answer: Sunnydale Razorbacks

Trivia coaches: Agent Cooper and notsoShyGirl!



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Agent Cooper says:
(Tue Jan 8 21:44:46 2019 165.225.38.64)
Trivia Girl: The Razorbacks! And yes, I DID know that myself without copying Notsoshygirl. Thankya!

So I got a promotion and a raise at work. Yey me! Go me! So that's good.

But at the same time, my dad is very sick, basically dying, and as an added fun bonus I just found out he hasn't been paying too many bills since god knows when. Important bills. Like say, property taxes. And the medical bills he's had may have wiped out his savings. At least it looks that way. It's hard to tell because he's not really all there mentally and can't seem to remember where his accounts are. Which makes it more of an exciting challenge to figure out. So have to sort out THAT mess. Mom and dad may lose their house. So that's not so good.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jan 8 20:58:47 2019 209.159.255.231)
Mid-afternoon stop.

I kinda hope this week flies by!



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Tue Jan 8 17:50:36 2019 206.124.19.175)
Trivia
The Razorbacks



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Jan 8 15:56:40 2019 209.159.255.231)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: What was the name of the sports team for Sunnydale High?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Tue Jan 8 15:46:55 2019 209.159.255.231)
Today Tuesday, January 8th 2019 C.E.

We have SEVEN (7) Birthdays!


Amber Benson as Tara MacLay
Angel lover
Bite Me
Goddess@Home
Pippin
Spikmeister's Mum
Thoin

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Amber Benson, Angel lover, Bite me, Goddess@Home, Pippin, Spikmeister's Mum, Thoin



So that's my dream. That and some stuff about cigars and a tunnel. Faith, 'This Year's Girl'''

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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Jan 8 15:10:30 2019 209.159.255.231)
yay amarra!

deadguy qod

Principal Snyder!


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Tue Jan 8 13:06:49 2019 100.6.180.182)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for amarra

yay amarra!

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

fight club, sunnydale - of course you haven't heard of it

is there a character on the show you wanted buffy to beat the crap out of but she never did?


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!



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lostinamerica says:
(Tue Jan 8 11:55:34 2019 73.58.128.92)
Maverick--Fun! Though
weren't the Hansons based on real-
life hockey-playing brothers?


Comma--Sorry, that was a
shocker--someone is going to have to
figure out how to tame Lawrence and
his 6'4" receivers ;)



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Maverick says:
(Tue Jan 8 04:06:04 2019 68.51.139.52)
white wings: I just put up my Christmas lights yesterday. I'm running a tad behind. But I LOVE to see colored lights (I string them between the two large evergreens in my front yard) with the snow. It's really special.


lostinamerica: You said the magic words, "Slapshot." The movie was filmed in my hometown of Johnstown, PA. Here (outside Detroit) I had a friend (he since died) who was a sportswriter and covered the Red Wings. Way back when Betamax first came out, he had one and I had one, but he only could record what was on network TV, and I had one of the first hookups to HBO in Detroit. TMALSS, I recorded an uncut version of "Slapshot" and he threw a small party and invited Dave Hanson (who is actually a nice-looking blond guy who does not wear glasses and was playing for the Red Wings at the time) and he described what it was like to film back in Johnstown with Paul Newman AND Michael Ontkean (who later became Agent Cooper) AND Lindsay Crouse (who later became Professor Maggie Walsh.) Interesting how lines intersect. He described Paul Newman when he first encountered him in Johnstown as "a skinny guy wearing a T-shirt."


Agent Cooper: When Kid Cooper watches "Becoming parts 1 and 2" you can then let her READ my fanfics "Unbecoming 1 and 2" written as scripts of the show. Many liked my version of happenings that took place after "Becoming" better than "Anne."


Birthday Happies to: Creep Crawley, Arctic Lurker, and Mrs. Beasley.


Maverick


Full of Grace




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white wings says:
(Tue Jan 8 03:43:01 2019 70.112.135.184)
Yay Helygen!

Happy Birthday Little Anias, RockAngel, and Shiobhan!


Christopher Marlowe - Zzzzzzzznork! Um, yes, in a manner of speaking. I was snug in my recliner after staying up too late last night watching recordings to clear space on my DVR, and more undecorating. I should forage for food. Any moment now. ;-)



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jan 8 03:11:31 2019 209.159.255.231)
anyone hereabouts besides me?



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Jan 8 00:18:19 2019 209.159.255.231)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Inventions
Question: What musical instrument was invented by Benjamin Franklin?
Answer: Harmonium/harmonia

Trivia Master: DaddyCatAlSO!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Mon Jan 7 15:30:26 2019 209.159.255.231)
Today Monday, January 7th 2019 C.E.

We have THREE (3) Birthdays!


Little Anias
RockAngel
Shiobhan

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Little Anias, RockAngel, Shiobhan



Mal: Well said. Wasn't that well said, Zoe? Zoe: Had a kind poetry to it, sir.
'Out Of Gas'''


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



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Mon Jan 7 15:07:43 2019 199.127.148.10)
Trivia Girl Harmonium or water glass harmonica



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lostinamerica says:
(Mon Jan 7 13:11:57 2019 73.58.128.92)
Comma--And did he say "Great--you look exactly like the kind of guy we
need!" ;)


Yay! Helygen!


Belated Happy Birthday Mrs.Beasley!



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Jan 7 13:04:03 2019 209.159.255.231)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Inventions
Question: What musical instrument was invented by Benjamin Franklin?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Mon Jan 7 12:58:33 2019 209.159.255.231)
yay helygen!


Goodbye Blue Monday!



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YayOfTheDat says:
(Mon Jan 7 11:41:31 2019 100.6.180.182)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for helygen!

yay helygen!


Goodbye Blue Monday!



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white wings says:
(Mon Jan 7 03:08:57 2019 70.112.135.184)
Happy Birthday Arctic Lurker, beppie, Christine, Lester "Creep" Crawley, D of B, Kath60, Mrs.Beasley, TERA, and the cordy!

lostinamerica - My living room tree stays up until Epiphany and as long after that as I have an excuse to do other things than take it down. But the rest comes down earlier, especially the stuff visible from the outside.

Agent Cooper - That's some coincidence. I feel for daughter Cooper! That week of waiting really hurt! All except the time in S6 that Seeing Red was broadcast a week early on the wildfeed, so everyone kind of knew some of what was going to happen before it happened, because very upset people were all over every public board. But for some of us, S6 wasn't quite as harrowing as the happenings of the early seasons. *g*



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Agent Cooper says:
(Mon Jan 7 02:34:35 2019 100.4.225.36)
Coincedentally I just watched Whats my line part
with daughter cooper. The end scene really
freaked her out. And we just picked up new skates
for her yesterday. So double coincidence.

Its a school night so we couldnt stay up for part
two, although she begged me to watch it. She
desperately wants to see what happens. SoImaybe
tomorrow or nex day. She is so anxious and I was
like yeah kid, back then we had to wait a week. :-)



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jan 7 01:46:41 2019 209.159.255.231)
wolfguard How goes it tonight?



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wolfguard says:
(Sun Jan 6 23:29:13 2019 71.56.125.67)
Forecasting is but a species of fraud: common sense tells you that.

- Amol Rajan, Media Editor, BBC


Belated Yay Claris!

Belated Yay Red Crayon!


Belated Deadguy Memorial Angel Wednesday Question


Who is more in need of making resolutions, Buffy or Angel?

Angel


Belated Deadguy Memorial Buffy Tuesday Question

Which of the scoobies is hung over today?

Willow & Dawn, those rascals.



WG



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sun Jan 6 23:25:23 2019 209.159.255.231)
Today Sunday, January 6th 2019 C.E.

We have NINE (9) Birthdays!


Arctic Lurker
beppie
Christine
Creep Crawley
D of B
Kath60
Mrs.Beasley
TERA
the cordy

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Arctic Lurker, beppie, Christine, Creep Crawley, D of B, Kath60, Mrs.Beasley, TERA, the cordy



Buffy: How was school today? Dawn: The usual. A big square building filled with boredom and despair. Buffy: Just how I remember it. 'Blood Ties'''

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Comma says:
(Sun Jan 6 14:19:26 2019 75.143.154.113)
lostinamerica: When I came back to Fort Campbell, in 1984, I checked out the hockey scene in Nashville. Taking to the coach of the then Nashville Knights, he asked to see my teeth. I took out the two bridges and smiled at him. I had lost one tooth, playing basketball, in the ninth grade, two more playing football, and another from a good left hook. I cannot remember the number that I lost playing hockey verses the number removed to put the bridges in.

Comma



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jan 6 14:00:07 2019 209.159.255.231)
Good morning Beta!



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lostinamerica says:
(Sun Jan 6 13:33:48 2019 73.58.128.92)
Comma--Oh, you were the enforcer, you played old-time hockey
like the Hanson brothers ;)

Did you keep all your teeth? That's one of the fun parts of watching the game,
trying to figure our how many and which teeth the players are missing :)

cc white wings, ChristopherMarlowe


ChristopherMarlowe--Before you go, watch the movie Slap Shot,
that'll get you ready :)


white wings--I'll be undecorating tomorrow, so sad :(


Belated Happy Birthday Kessie!



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white wings says:
(Sun Jan 6 05:49:57 2019 70.112.135.184)
Christopher Marlowe - Thats a scary story. But of course we know about skates, having
watched Buffy do in the assassin from the Order of Taraka with a skate.

I thought football would be lost after all the head injury stories, same for boxing. But the stories go
away and the sports continue.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jan 6 03:55:22 2019 209.159.255.231)
Comma Just a few minutes ago I was reading an article about Malachuk? Hockey player who had this neck slit by a skate during a game. I wonder if at some point, injuries will essentially kill some sports altogether.



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white wings says:
(Sun Jan 6 03:29:45 2019 70.112.135.184)
Happy Birthday Dudley, kessie, midglet, and TheTigGa!

Christopher Marlowe - Much resting followed by undecorating, a touch of home repair, and then more resting. It wasn't exciting, but it wasn't bad either. It was nice to have sun out.

How about you?



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Comma says:
(Sun Jan 6 03:28:59 2019 75.143.154.113)
I do not know what was going on with Charter today. AOL, MSN, YAHOO, OUTLOOK and FACEBOOK was impossible to log into. Then, about 1 PM, everything came back.


Having played hockey in Europe, I was never there to whack the puck. I was there to whack the opposing players. Maybe it was my position to keep the penalty box warm. I was very good at both. That is until the US Army got tired of taking the stitches out and ordered me to quit.

Comma



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jan 6 00:13:00 2019 209.159.255.231)
I trust everyone had a good day?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sat Jan 5 21:25:11 2019 209.159.255.231)
Today Saturday, Janury 5th 2019 C.E.

We have SIX (6) Birthdays!


Dudley
kessie
midglet
TheTigGA


Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Dudley, kessie, midglet, TheTigGa



That's insane troll logic! Xander, 'Triangle'''

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white wings says:
(Sat Jan 5 20:11:59 2019 70.112.135.184)
lostinamerica - So, a whacking good time is enjoyed by the winners and supporters, a cathartic experience is experienced by the losers, and the manufacturers of painkillers smile all the way to the bank? *g*

Christopher Marlowe - We will wait with bated breath to see if you return to us an avid fan of hockey.



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lostinamerica says:
(Sat Jan 5 18:38:07 2019 73.58.128.92)
ChristopherMarlowe--No,
that's pretty much it, players try
to whack the puck into the net and
any players that interfere in that
effort ;)



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jan 5 18:31:13 2019 209.159.255.231)
lostinamerica, white wings Thanks! Glad to know I have good seats, now to learn how to understand the game works beyond just whacking the puck in the net. *g*



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jan 5 16:08:44 2019 209.159.255.231)
Good morning beta!



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lostinamerica says:
(Sat Jan 5 12:04:14 2019 73.58.128.92)
ChristopherMarlowe--Congrats, those sound like great seats! They're very
desirable, but I prefer the next level up--better to see play develop, as
white wings said :)



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Comma says:
(Sat Jan 5 11:52:42 2019 168.244.4.59)
Working fine on post. Must be Charter?

Comma



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Comma says:
(Sat Jan 5 10:42:49 2019 75.143.154.113)
Edited: Sat Jan 5 11:27:46 2019
Strange morning. AOL. Yahoo, and MSN, for some reason, I cannot connect to. Anyone else having problems? FACEBOOK also?

Comma

P.S.: For those whom inquired, while I do work on a contract, my pay, when I signed the contract, was all approved for 'not more than five years'. I still get paid. CC



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white wings says:
(Sat Jan 5 04:45:41 2019 70.112.135.184)
Christopher Marlowe - In this brave new world, one can google for best seats in a hockey arena. This I have done. You know how it is, everyone has an opinion. I have learned that there are "glass" seats, which I gather from context are seats right at the edge of the rink, which apparently has a plexiglass wall (can I say "wall" these days? *g*) or shield. Presumably this protects the spectators. Center ring seats, 10 rows up, are supposed to be awesomest for observing the general action all over the rink. However, goal-end seats close to the glass allow one to see the goals in great detail and get a great feel for all the action. The downside is that you can't see all the details around the other goal. I saw a reference to those seats as being good to treat oneself to for an intense one-time experience. Indeed, one blogger described them as being the top value seats.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jan 5 03:02:55 2019 209.159.255.231)
white wings, Agent Cooper The game is next Saturday, but still! I'm not sure what counts as a good seat in hockey, but the seats are close to ringside, goal-end.



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white wings says:
(Sat Jan 5 01:58:37 2019 70.112.135.184)
lostinamerica - You haven't heard of chat lice? They are very annoying and hard to get rid of. They suck the fun out of posting around them. *g* You must have lived in more civilized circles. Maybe Boris can enlighten you.

Christopher Marlowe - Free is nice. We'll expect a report on any satisfying violence. I loathe hockey, but that's from playing field hockey in the 8th grade in a convent school. I was a rotten player. I have to say that the nuns could play a pretty mean game in full habit, and if I could have just watched them it would have been more fun. I still have my old hockey stick. I came across it in the garage after the last move. The rubber grips had rotted off, but I figured it might be handy to beat someone with. Or maybe it was that any memory of being young was better than no memory. *g*

We had a lovely day as well. I used it to take down the outside decorations, since they were finally dry.



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lostinamerica says:
(Sat Jan 5 01:33:25 2019 73.58.128.92)
Agent Cooper--What was your old screen name on the Bronze?
And I don't veto her, I blackball her, there's a difference!



ChristopherMarlowe--Enjoy the game, hope your seats are good :)


DaddyCatALSO--Huh, never heard that term, "chat lice"--I am so unhip :(



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jan 5 01:17:15 2019 209.159.255.231)
hard to believe it is a Friday!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jan 4 23:36:54 2019 209.159.255.231)
Just got free hockey tickets! I don't like hockey, but hey, free!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jan 4 21:30:21 2019 209.159.255.231)
after a blizzard Monday, we have super nice sunny Friday!



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white wings says:
(Fri Jan 4 20:41:23 2019 70.112.135.184)
Yay dust'em!

Happy Birthday amorphia, biobabel, CHettler, elizabethdarcy, I_have_places_to_be, KINETIC, Nyx, sage, Shepster, and Soul Rebel!



Agent Cooper - Would that be the clique that just coincidentally gets earwormed with various songs? ;-)



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Jan 4 19:59:24 2019 165.225.38.64)
The wayback site has screen caps of THIS site, the Bronze Beta, going back to 2001. Those pages were interesting to look at.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Fri Jan 4 19:21:32 2019 199.127.148.6|199.127.148.4)
I know I started here in Septmeber of '02, right after UPN's Threaded Bronze (after being unusable all summer due to spammers filling the screens)changed over to a different format and was immediately overrun by chat lice (or is that term now considered doffensve?.)



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Agent Cooper says:
(Fri Jan 4 17:47:35 2019 165.225.38.64)
White Wings keeps trying to break into our clique. But Lostinamerica vetoes her all the time at the secret meetings.

CC Hollyn



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri Jan 4 14:54:17 2019 209.159.255.231)
Today Friday, January 4th 2019 C.E.

We have TEN (10) Birthdays!


amorphia
biobabel
CHettler
elizabethdarcy
I_have_places_to_be
KINETIC
Nyx
sage
Shepster
Soul Rebel

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to amorphia, biobabel, CHettler, elizabethdarcy
I_have_places_to_be, KINETIC, Nyx, sage, Shepster, Soul Rebel



I know, world in peril and we have to work together. This is my last office romance, I'll tell you that. Buffy, 'Graduation Day (1)''

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



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri Jan 4 14:44:31 2019 209.159.255.231)
yay dust'em!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Fri Jan 4 13:08:33 2019 100.6.180.182)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for dust'em!

yay dust'em!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday!



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Fri Jan 4 04:19:10 2019 98.245.68.20)
Thanks for the yays!



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white wings says:
(Fri Jan 4 03:11:35 2019 70.112.135.184)
Hollyn - It is nice. I've dropped in and out, but I'm trying to be a
little more "in".

Whatcha doing these days?



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Hollyn says:
(Fri Jan 4 03:06:31 2019 45.23.242.189)
Hey Christopher Marlowe!

white wings: Regardless of the crickets and occasional tumbleweed passing by, it is nice to see that there are some familiar faces still plugging away here. :)

Maverick: Thanks! I have bookmarked the page so when I have more free time, I can sit down and meander. :)

~Hollyn



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white wings says:
(Fri Jan 4 02:52:18 2019 70.112.135.184)
Happy Birthday BrownEyedGirl, Isis, Little drdan, Kasimir86, and SunnyD!

DaddyCatALSO - That sounds like an excellent reason for spacing out the various drops.

Agent Cooper - You evidently had a misspent youth in posting. *g* Sita the Night Goddess was the first poster to greet me as well.

There was some clique-ishness, but it always looked to me more as groups that were very familiar with each other, as happens IRL. Some newbies came in and fit immediately in one or more of them. Some didn't. I tended to be on the outskirts, but not due to rejection, just my own personality. Actually everyone was pretty nice to me. There seemed to be enough conversation to go around.

Remember that the old Bronze had no monitors and no automated safeguards. Few people were actually physically banned. There were some genuinely nasty characters around that needed to be handled roughly. There might have been a tendency to snap a little quickly at others, but it's not hard for people to turn up that will destroy a community. It's worse now with all the bots roaming around, but the only thing that stops them is coding in the board.

The old board also didn't have controls on how fast you could post. This one does.

Hollyn - Good to see you! The crickets do get a little loud, but the place keeps going. *g*



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jan 4 02:40:33 2019 209.159.255.231)
MAverick Funny that you should mention Ventura, I was reading about the passing of Mean Gene.



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Maverick says:
(Fri Jan 4 01:44:17 2019 68.51.139.52)
Edited: Fri Jan 4 02:32:28 2019
Trivia Girl: Jesse the Body Ventura


Trivia Question: What famous actress's biography was called "Born With Teeth"? Hint: she was a star of a Sci-Fi series. Interestingly I bought the book for $1 at the Dollar Store (Dollar Tree.)


Wolfguard, Christopher Marlowe: My local library has a listing of Great Courses. If you Search the Library Catalog, first, you go past the listing of Golf Courses, then you get the Great Course and there are 49 pages of listings of 12 on a page. Quite an education available for your free library card.


Hollyn: Good to see you again. You might be interested in what I have saved and collected. I have gone to the Internet Archive (the WayBack Machine) and found pages and pages of the old WB Bronze (in some cases two continuous weeks of posts) and pages of the Bronze Beta. There are pages of the final days of the WB Bronze and there are some links to Buffy-related Webpages (such as "Ode to Buffy's Breasts.") Here's the Link to my Webpage. Just scroll down to the "Nostalgia" links. It's exciting, I believe, even to see once again the LOGO on the pages of the original Bronze. BTW, while you are on my Webpage, you may also like to visit my FanFics which, mostly, are written as Scripts of the Buffy Show.


Maverick


I Wonder As I Wander




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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Jan 3 23:53:51 2019 209.159.255.231)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: Who's body did Faith take over in 'Who Are You'?
Answer: Buffy

Everyone wins a no-prize.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jan 3 22:06:10 2019 209.159.255.231)
Hollyn!!!! Good to 'see' you!



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Hollyn says:
(Thu Jan 3 19:10:47 2019 98.220.104.237)
Agent Cooper: I remember those days as well. I had no idea what I was doing, but I somehow managed to figure it out. There were cliques I never broke into, but overall, I think I managed to find and maintain enough friends over 20 years that it doesn't really matter now. :D Also, I think bandwidth isn't quite the concern here anymore. *she types while hearing crickets* LOL

It was either Candy Kane or Kit Kat who first responded to me...I know there were lots of "K" sounds involved. LOL And I frequented L.O.S.E.R.s because that's when I could access the shared computer in the room.

~Hollyn



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jan 3 18:52:12 2019 165.225.38.64)
Oh, and I remember people being very touchy about "bandwidth." Everybody would yell at you if you posted too many times in a row. "It's not a chat room!" "Wait for responses before answering!" etc. Because there was some limit on the server or something and also it would just generally make people angry if you spammed the board with too many posts in a row without waiting for people to answer.

Like I'm doing right now, and I'd be getting yelled at like nobody's business back then. :-)



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jan 3 18:38:19 2019 165.225.38.64)
Popular! That was the name of that stupid show. God that was bugging me. Thank you interwebs!

Hollyn: I believe I remember seeing your posts back then, though I don't think we interacted. But who knows?

The names that I remember most from that time when I first started posting were Sita the Night Goddess, who was nice to new people and whom I think was on the Bronze Welcome Committee or some such, and Allyson, who was also very nice to me when most people were not nice to newbies here.

I remember the board community could be very clique-ish and had kind of an inner circle of regulars that was hard to break into. They could be very hard on newbies.

But looking back, there were some really obnoxious folks popping in and out on the board and Bronze regulars became defensive and choosy as to who they "let in" as a result of that. They were just trying to keep the ruffians out, although they went a bit overboard with that sometimes.

It also didn't help that I was brand new at posting boards, and didn't quite understand the dynamic and wasn't very good at fitting in socially back then in any scenario. I got into some dumb arguments and said some stupid things and ended up being labeled a Bezoar at one point. Which I probably deserved. Heh. :-)



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Hollyn says:
(Thu Jan 3 17:39:28 2019 98.220.104.237)
I know my parents gave me an article that listed a bunch of Buffy-related websites over the holiday break from school, I know what day I returned to campus to start the new semester, I don't think I wasted any time in looking them up when I got to school, and I spent no time lurking. I found a conversation and away I went. LOL

~Hollyn



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jan 3 17:18:47 2019 165.225.38.64)
Let's see, I can deduce a few things and get a general time frame for my first post.

I know the Bronze had been in existence for some time when I found it. I remember sitting in my apartment and lurking on the Bronze while watching my tiny old TV, and let's see, I remember Charmed being on and it being a relatively new show. There was also this new show on WB about high school kids, it didn't last long, it was very campy. But I got interested in it and watched it anyway, inexplicably and to my shame.

I know this was after I saw Inca Mummy Girl, as a rerun in the summer. So after season 2, maybe during or just before season 3.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Thu Jan 3 17:11:12 2019 165.225.38.64)
I can't remember my postiversary. :-(

I was using another handle and I was somebody else back then. Both on the Bronze and in RL.



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Thu Jan 3 16:06:50 2019 209.159.255.231)
Today Thursday, January 3rd 2019 C.E.

We have FIVE (5) Birthdays!


BrownEyedGirl
Isis
Little drdan
Kasimir86
SunnyD

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to BrownEyedGirl, Isis, Little drdan, Kasimir86, SunnyD



I swear, one of these times, you're gonna wake up in a coma, Cordelia, 'Gingerbread'''

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



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Trivia Girl says:
(Thu Jan 3 15:36:42 2019 209.159.255.231)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Buffy
Question: Who's body did Faith take over in 'Who Are You'?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jan 3 15:11:11 2019 209.159.255.231)
yay notsoshygirl!


Happy CD Thursday!



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white wings says:
(Thu Jan 3 14:59:54 2019 70.112.135.184)
Yay notsoShyGirl!

lostinamerica - 1/1/2000 was an easy date to remember. ;-)

Sigh. Hi ho, hi ho, off to whup I go ... it is going to be hard.



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Hollyn says:
(Thu Jan 3 14:22:30 2019 98.220.104.237)
lostinamerica: I suppose it was just a memorable event, and it lined up with the beginning of a semester for me. *shrug*

~Hollyn



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lostinamerica says:
(Thu Jan 3 13:36:36 2019 73.58.128.92)
white wings, Hollyn--Wow,
how can you even remember
your postiversary after so many
years?


Yay! notsoShyGirl!


Belated Yay! k8cre8 and
RedCrayon!


Belated Happy Birthday Aramina!



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Hollyn says:
(Thu Jan 3 13:19:58 2019 98.220.104.237)
ROOMIE FORMER!!! YAY ShyGirl!

It's my 20th Postiversary! :) (Even though I really haven't been around the last 10. XD) So I thought I would come wave hello to everyone and hope I don't drop any tags.

SOs to Acid Cross, Adina, Adri, Aethelaf, Agslayer, Aiglos, AjO, AKA Becker, Alaric, AleXander, Algerina, Alicat, Allison, Allyson, Alpy, Erika Amato, Amethyst, Amish Boy, anais, andyourlittledogtoo, Angela, Angelphyre, AngelRachel, Angel Rain, Angle Man, Anne, Antipodean, Anya, A Polite Bronzer, Aramina, Araa the Arachnid, Arcadia, Arielle, Asanti, AuroraStar, AussieBullDog, AussieGirl, Balf, banana, Batra, Bawston, bhd, Christophe Beck, Beldin, belmont, Amber Benson, Bentley, biohaz, Blackheart, BlackMagickBitsy, Blade the Vampire Hunter, Marc Blucas, BlueBoy, Blueronin, bluestocking, Boo a mouse, Brandi the Slayer, Nicholas Brendon, Bri, Bruces Mom, BuffyRileySlayTA, Buffy Sheridan, Candy, Candy Kane, Carita, CarpeDi, Cashmere, Cate, Catriona, Celine, ~ceridwen~, Charity aka Taygeta, CharlieX, Cherie, chi, Christopher Marlowe, Chrysanthemum, cian, Circe, Cirrus, Claddagh, Claris, Clattering, Cleio, Corpelia, Corvus, Cosmic Bob, Cricket, Crimson, curiousg, Cyrano, Dachelle, DaddyCatALSO, Dao Jones, darcie, Darla the Vampire, David's Chick, deadboy, deadguy, Steve DeKnight, Del, delf, DELiver, Dellraven, DeMoriel, Alexis Denisof, Destiny, Destructo girl, devil, devilish angel, Dianne, Dirty Socks, DoBoy, Dogmeat, Doppler99, DreamingHawk, DreamLurker, drdan, Dr Lectre, ducky, dudley, Dunlin, Eliza Dushku, Dustem, Dutch, DV Jymm, Echo, Eiddileg, eirefaerie, elusio, Erie, ektagraph, elreyn24, Jane Espenson, esther, Evalie, EverDawn, Faithsbro, Falco, Fantasma, FASTEDDIE, Fatima, Fax1, fenric, 4paws, Frodo R.I.P., FSM CDMan, FYG, gazoo, Genevieves Lucie, genrefan, Glow Boy, Drew Goddard, Godeater, Chris Golden, gray R.I.P., greendude, greeneyes, Gryphon, Harlequin, Harry Haller, Andy Hallett, Alyson Hannigan, Haven, helygen, Hitomi Terwilliger, horizon, Holly Frog, hollygurl, Holy Water, Huntress, Icelord, idream, IMMORTAL, intoit, Irene Adler, Irishgirl, Irishrose, Ivy, Jaan Quidam, Jamie, Jasmen, jennejenn, Jennifer Lynn, Jimbo, jinx, joey emma, J.S.K., judas, Juggernaut, jvs, Kaoru, KaraBear, KateHolly, Kestra Troi, kathypg, Keywe, Kiba Rika, Kiera, Kimberly, KitCat, Robert Kral, KrazyKat, Kristen, kugelmass, Vladimir Kulich, Labrynth, Lady Bathory, Lady Ireland, Robia LaMorte, Lady Jupiter, Lady Wolfsbane, La Timide, *LB*, Leather Jacket, Lee, the Chicken Slayer, Len S, Lil' Tree, Lissie, Little Sister, Little Willow, Lmo, Lookingglass, loop, Lord Mysty Mage, lost boy, Lovely Poet, LunaMoon, lunec, lurkingb, LurkingGirl, Luv_Lux, Mabb, Macheath, Maki Maus, Malista, Malum_Forma, Manx, Mar, Margot le Faye, Masquerade, MeeB, Megdalen, Menkhare, Mh, Miguel, Tim Minear, Mircalla, ~~ m i r e m b a ~~, Miss Dark Kiss, Missi - my royal momlet, Miss Scarlett, Moirae, Monique, Morella, Moriah, MozzarellaDemon, Mr EverDawn, Mr. Gordo, Mr. Holtz, Mrs. Beasley, Mr. Whyt, mudpuppy, Myslayre, Narrator, NecroSocial, newfan, newt, Niblet, Night Owl, nil8r, Marti Noxon, ntmt, numba1buffyfan, NumfarGirl, NuPhalanx, nya, Ojagwers, OldManFan, Old One, 1cham, Ouroborus, OzLady, Ozman, paksenarrion, Paris_Angel, pdx, Peace Fire, Petrona, Phil PhuD, Phoenix, Pixie, Polgara, Prophet 6, Jeff Pruitt, puckles, Psyche, Q, Raelynn, RD, RedCrayon, RedThunder, redwitch, Reisita, Rendarii, Reyna, Rikki, Rile, Robyn The Snowshoe Hare, roja, rojo, RoseBud, Rosencranz, RTBS, rtyrrell, Rum Spike, ruyen, Sachiel, Safarigirl, Sapphire, SarahNicole, Sarah's carl, Sasheer, Scourge, scram, seniorslayer, Shadowslayer, ShadowQuest, shehawken, ShyGirl, Sidhe, singsinthecar, Sita the Night Goddess, slay_me, Slayed Soul, SLaYeR, Slayer chick, slayerdaddy, slayerfiction, SlayerSteph the Roving Reporter, Some Psycho Named Sam, Sonja Marie, Spacebabie, SpikeNip, SpookyMagoo, Starr, StGermain, 'stina, Stitch, strangestgirl, Strawberries, Danny Strong, Suekib, SusieQ, Sufi, sunlit5, superrmk, Surfstalker, SweePer, Syrdarya, Tamz, taraAnyaKate4eva, Tasters Choice, TB, TheaterGirl, the red hood, thy Slayer, tiggy3323, Toni, toscem, TV James, umbris, unmixything, VaBuffyFan, Vaedus, valMichael, vampire in the basement, violet, VoxMaille, wanttoknow, weeping willow, Werewolf, Where, wolf?, Joss Whedon, Whim, white wings, willa, Willowhead, willow worshipper, Witchy Woman, wolfguard, Xanderella, XANDmasterlurkER, X-Lander, xxM, Yooper, Y_slaybelle, Yummy, Zedsdead, Zeus, zOmb, the UK Bronzers - Angelus, BritSlayer, Calen, Catherine/Narnia/Undecided, Cobby, Cushy, DeAn:), DingoBaby, Dru, Elly, GrimReaper, Jennie, Jipsy Girl, Kenickie, lexdra, Lioness, MedusA, Miss Tartie, Motorcycle au pair Boy, PDR, Pooka, Prince of Lunacy, Rachie, redruM, RomanAround, Sanguineus, Shadowbound6, Shiraz-Petra, TicklebunnyMorel, Zonino, the Chicago-ish Bronzers Angel Love, BATS396, Bubonic Plague, cabin7dad, Closet Buffyholic, dynagirl, Goldspike, greengirl, hollywood_girl, KAM, Kameko, Kansas, KarenT, Lilly Rosenburg, Liza, LJC, Macho Macho Man, Marissa, maryloye, Mesuvius who is M.I.A., Mia, millers angel, Morbius, Occido, Queen of Shemahka - M.O.M., Shaun, Stakeme@420, Thoin, Tina, tralfamadore2001, twilight, Vanessa, Wolfen Moondaughter, Xanders Girl, Xfiler, and everyone else at the Bronze

~Hollyn

"The Cheerleader" ~ Bronze & Bowl
Academically Talented Butt Monkey ~ Queen of Shemahka
"International Bondage Girl" ~ Jennie
"The Drive-by Queen" ~ Claddagh
Hottie without a License to Hottness ~ Kiba Rika
sislet to thySlayer, tralfamadore2001, Mia
twinlet to Holly Frog
daughterlet to Missi
auntlet to Caroline Grace
cousinlet to Kiba Rika
Lil Sis to Slayed Soul


#1 A/C shipper
#1 DEMON
#1 WHL
#2 NBA Vice-President
#3 OCC
#3 Merely Amazing
#4 PWCJC
#4 QUIET COMMANDO
#4 Eliza/Faith Temple
#5 A.N.A.L.
#7 BANIC
#7 BWCGG
Temple of Sarahism ~ archbishop
#10 MOBB
#15 Seth Brigade
#20 Loves Bitca
#20 Denisof Devotee
#24 RFSHQ
#24 Minearketeer
#28 NCC
#28 U.B.M.S.
#30 S.O.Y.S.
#30 CDT
#48 SWC
#50 AMC
#77 S.C.R.E.W. the ********
#89 Bronze Bezoar Big Hunting Lodge
#89 MNWL
#119 UFB
#407 PBA
PAH Cordelia/Charisma Floor Rm 513
Watchers Guild
Buffkins
L.O.S.E.R.s
Look Ma, Ive Been Impersonated
Watchers Council
Bronze Menagerie Guardian Angel
Keeper/Guardian of:
Angels failed attempt to deteriorate at sunrise (Amends)
Angels busy days spent reading
Ozs forgiveness
Cordelias heroic ability to save the day
Wesleys statement they are all right back where they started



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Thu Jan 3 11:45:46 2019 100.6.180.182)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for notsoshygirl!

yay notsoshygirl!


Happy CD Thursday!



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jan 3 06:28:54 2019 71.56.125.67)
Christopher Marlowe,

Here's the link to ...

http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=185554

take on Professor Bucholtz.


WG



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jan 3 06:18:49 2019 71.56.125.67)
Edited: Thu Jan 3 06:20:14 2019
Christopher Marlowe,



"Understanding the Brain", Professor Jeanette Norden, PhD

"The History of Hitler's Empire", Professor Thomas Childers

"Foundations of Western Civilization II", Professor Robert Bucholtz, D.Phil.



"Emergency Medicine", Professor Roy Benaroch, MD


"The Power of Mathematical Visualization", Professor James S. Tanton


These were great, because the professors were great. The "Great Courses"
were originally "The Teaching Company". For a long time, the lectures were
filmed in a sound studio outfitted to look like a small class-room, some
courses even had a small group of people serving as audience. Often there
would be a fake-window looking out on a ivy-covered brick wall. Hokey.

"Great Courses" now use high tech and theme-influenced sound stages and yet
the first the courses on my list were done during the hokey period. They
work because the professors are animated and appear to be fascinated with
their fields (Childers is a more subdued, but it fits his topic).

Often students are told if they have the option, then choose the professor
and not the subject. For instance, given the choice between "Big History"
and "Western Civilization", I would choose the former. Professor David
Christian is one of the leaders in the field of "Big History" and wrote a
book on it titled, The Maps of Time. I've read and enjoyed the book,
but as a lecturer he seems s-o s-l-o-w and hem's and ha's. Grr Argh.
Bucholtz is great. If I were in college and having choose between the two,
I'd buy Christian's book, but take Bucholtz's class.


ETA The Great Courses also offer "The Foundations of Western Civilization
I". I tried it, but the professor didn't hold my attention. Same subject,
different professors, different reaction.


WG



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wolfguard says:
(Thu Jan 3 04:42:00 2019 4.28.180.2)
Christopher Marlowe,

I've watched a lot of lectures and would have to think about the question. I
will do so and report back. *g*

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jan 3 03:57:49 2019 209.159.255.231)
Comma 2019 is not starting
off well....



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Comma says:
(Thu Jan 3 03:28:46 2019 75.143.154.113)
Edited: Thu Jan 3 03:29:41 2019
New Year: The Guitar Drop, in Nashville, has been called the second best in the country by the New York Times.

R.I.P. Daryl Dragon, the Captain in 'The Captain and Tennille.

Comma



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Thu Jan 3 02:29:40 2019 209.159.255.231)
wolfguard What great course was your favorite?



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Jan 2 23:57:38 2019 209.159.255.231)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Advertising
Question: Thurl Ravenscroft voiced what cereal mascot?
Answer: Tony the Tiger

Trivia master: NotsoShyGirl
Trivia Comedian: Agent Cooper


Agent Cooper I agree, cereal is an all-hours treat. *g*



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Wed Jan 2 20:21:57 2019 199.127.148.10)
white wings I've never made a point of studying the various local versions of Dropping the Ball (cheese wheels in Wisconsin, potatoes in Idaho) but I have a feeling they don't want to compete with either the Times Square broadcast or the various parties:-).



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white wings says:
(Wed Jan 2 19:47:58 2019 70.112.135.184)
Yay Claris!

Happy Birthday Gregg, Mesuvius, Tracy Elizabeth, Willowwood Witch, and Yooper!

Agent Cooper - I will be in your "Moanday" shape tomorrow. Since it's 37 and pouring rain outside today, I virtuously decided to log in to work from my recliner beside a cozy electric radiator. Alas, the connection is flaky, so I thought it best to retreat and watch TV. Maybe I should roast some chestnuts. They won't roast themselves. I could turn on the electric fireplace that no longer puts out heat, but has nice flames, so I can have an open fire illusion. *g*

DaddyCatALSO - I read about the Peep. I'm not sure why it was scheduled to drop at 5:15, but I suppose that anyone who wants to construct a 400lb peep can decide when it falls. *g* I'm glad you preferred your health to the sight.



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Jan 2 19:11:01 2019 165.225.38.64)
Trivia Girl: The Grinch had a breakfast cereal?

And why is it called breakfast cereal? You're allowed to eat it whenever you want. I have it for dinner sometimes.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Wed Jan 2 15:09:43 2019 199.127.148.10)
Well despite the rain (not that I was dumb enough to go see it,) the 400 pound Peep dropped promptly at 5:15 on Monday evening.



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notsoShyGirl says:
(Wed Jan 2 15:08:44 2019 206.124.19.175)
Trivia Girl
Tony the Tiger



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Trivia Girl says:
(Wed Jan 2 14:53:23 2019 209.159.255.231)
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuit

Category: Advertising
Question: Thurl Ravenscroft voiced what cereal mascot?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Wed Jan 2 14:37:08 2019 209.159.255.231)
Today Wednesday, January 2nd 2019 C.E.

We have FIVE (5) Birthdays!


Gregg
Mesuvius
Tracy Elizabeth
Willowwood Witch
Yooper

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Gregg, Mesuvius, Tracy Elizabeth, Willowwood Witch, Yooper



River: I didn't think you'd come for me. Simon: Well, you're a dummy. 'Serenity'

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



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Agent Cooper says:
(Wed Jan 2 14:19:27 2019 165.225.38.64)
Happy Monday....er...Wednesday Bronze. I had a nice long Christmas vacation. Which was nice. Now back at whup. Bummer!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jan 2 14:16:16 2019 209.159.255.231)
yay claris!

I think Angel is in more need of resolutions. I think in part because he still has a ways to go as a vampire.

Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Wed Jan 2 13:20:30 2019 100.6.180.182)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for claris!

yay claris!

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

resolutions, inc. - everyone hates them, everyone makes them

who is more in need of making resolutions, buffy or angel?


Happy Non-Angel Wednesday!



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white wings says:
(Wed Jan 2 02:34:06 2019 70.112.135.184)

Happy New Year!


Yay Red Crayon!

Happy Birthday Aramina. banshee, LilBufBuf, Lillie, Sabuto, and Talbot!

It's my 19h postiversary. Way back at the turn of the century I wouldn't have envisioned reaching this day. Posting about it, I mean.

wolfguard - I was going to say that it was odd that the sun-lamps weren't used year around, but then I remembered that Mayor Wilkins would not have liked having too many new recruits fried.

Christopher Marlowe - That was the only NY resolution that I was ever able to keep. *g*
Not exactly about. Watching the OB football game. The last one until September. So far not a disaster. Oooh, can they keep that up for three more quarters? Also, Serenity will be re-airing soon.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Wed Jan 2 01:50:10 2019 209.159.255.231)
Anyone hereabouts?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jan 1 20:02:51 2019 209.159.255.231)
My New Year's Resolution is to not
make NYE resolutions!



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Tue Jan 1 15:57:57 2019 209.159.255.231)
Today Tuesday, January 1st 2019 C.E.

We have SIX (6) Birthdays!


Aramina
banshee
LilBufBuf
Lillie
Sabuto
Talbot

Happy Birthday from the Bronze, to Aramina. banshee, LilBufBuf, Lillie, Sabuto, Talbot



Anya: Are you stupid or something? Giles: Allow me to answer that question with a firing. 'Shadow''

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



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jan 1 14:55:32 2019 209.159.255.231)
yay red crayon!

EVERYONE is hung over today. It would be just like that ep about the First Slayer.

Happy New Year!



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Tue Jan 1 13:59:47 2019 100.6.180.182)
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for red crayon

yay red crayon!

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

willie's bar - all brands and types

which of the scoobies is hung over today?


Happy New Year!



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Jan 1 06:16:35 2019 71.56.125.67)
Edited: Tue Jan 1 06:17:25 2019
White Wings,

City Hall calls them flood-lights so as not to frighten folks. They are
actually sun-lamps. During Mayor Wilkin's years word was passed along to the
vampire community to lay low - like Halloween. *g*


SUNNYDALE Questions:

1. Sunnydale EMS, if called after dark, do they respond?

Absolutely.


2. How are morgues secured at night? Dead things are known to rise again.

There's no city-wide policy. Some morgues follow the rule of thumb: If there
are puncture marks in the neck, then immediate cremation.


3. Are all dead bodies left in the sun, for a few minutes, just to make
sure?

Dead bodies lying around do not become a town. There is one morgue that
sprays down incoming bodies with holy water.


WG



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Trivia Girl says:
(Tue Jan 1 05:34:54 2019 209.159.255.231)
wolfguard is right. *g*



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white wings says:
(Tue Jan 1 04:59:21 2019 70.112.135.184)

Happy New Year's Eve


Yay k8cre8!

Happy Birthday Anna, atter, Hugs, Little E, and Rudeangel

Christopher Marlowe - If sallying forth to two gatherings is a slow day for you, I'd hate to think of an active day! I think I'm becoming something of a hermit. Or perhaps I always was. *g*

wolfguard - Would those be full-spectrum floodlights in Sunnydale?

Comma's Sunnydale Questions:
1. Probably they do, but the cost of training new hires must be a hideous drain on the city budget.

2. I'd guess enough locks to keep out most of the living. The risen dead might do a lot of damage to the facilities if they try to keep them in and the staff wouldn't want to meet them in darkened rooms in the morning.

3. I'm pretty sure the sun doesn't work on the undead until after they have risen. Cutting off the heads, on the other hand, might be fairly effective. Cremation would be high on my list.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jan 1 02:59:33 2019 209.159.255.231)
1. I think they still do, although I don't remember actually seeing any EMS on Buffy other than the 'The Body'.

2. Can the dead pick locks?

3. I think the smell might get to folks!



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Comma says:
(Tue Jan 1 02:53:09 2019 75.143.154.113)
SUNNYDALE Questions:

1. Sunnydale EMS, if called after dark, do they respond?

2. How are morgues secured at night? Dead things are known to rise again.

3. Are all dead bodies left in the sun, for a few minutes, just to make sure?

Comma