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Rolig Loon last won the day on September 4 2019

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  1. Yeah, my parents got a color TV after I went to college. We had black and white through the early 60s. Big console set with a picture tube that took forever to warm up, and then you had to mess with the rabbit ears to get decent reception.
  2. We didn't have a TV till about 1957, but I remember going to a friend's house to watch Mickey Mouse Club before that. And some cartoon show with a cowboy (No, not Howdy Doody, but that was good too). Oh, and Shari Lewis, with Lambchop (who had the most amazing mouth movements). At home in the years before that, I remember listening to comedy programs on the radio on Sunday nights. My parents let us stay up even though it was a school night.
  3. Take the social science approach. Do a survey. "Pardon me. I'm in the next stall. Can you smell my pee?"
  4. And if you eat asparagus but can't smell the fragrance, you will never know how many other people can tell that you just peed your pants.
  5. Thank you for spotting the cleverly-hidden weasel word. 😇
  6. English doesn't share German and the Scandinavian languages' habit of making long words by gluing tons of shorter ones together, but we do love to jam (thankfully spaced) nouns together as if they were adjectives modifying some cleverly-buried root word. Many years ago, my uncle sent me a newspaper headline (probably fictitious) that reported on the Salt Lake City Opera House Architecture Headquarters Elevator Operators Pension Plan Administrators Board Election Eve Fracas Lawsuit Postponement
  7. I'm much smarter in SL than I am in RL. It's part of a clever disguise.
  8. Oh, if you're looking for long place names, there are several bodies of water you can choose from. My own favorite is in Massachusetts, Lake Char­gogg­a­gogg­man­chaugg­a­gogg­chau­bun­a­gung­a­maugg. The name comes from the Algonquian language where it means something like, "Fishing Place at the Boundaries—Neutral Meeting Grounds". Except to impress tourists, locals call it Lake Char.
  9. Mark Twain didn't actually say it, but it's still a good quote:
  10. I think it depends on context, but I agree in general. If there's much of a chance that I might actually be interrupting, in other words, I will almost always start with an apology for entering the person's space. So, if I am looking cheese in an unfamiliar grocery, I might stop a stranger to ask, "Excuse me, can you tell me where the cheese is?" If I am approaching a stranger at a social gathering, though, I'm more likely to just say something inane like, "Boy, are my feet tired!"
  11. Ask in the InWorld Employment or Wanted forums
  12. Quite flush http://www.pokercollectif.com/images/pokermoneysp.jpg
  13. I have thought for a long time that I am atypical in this forum, but I still can't decide what a typical forumite looks like. I can tell you for sure that I do not find drama addictive or engaging, though, so if that's "typical", I'm more of a misfit than I thought. I'm not easily riled and will not go out of my way to pick a fight. I won't usually waste my time trying to show a whacko the error of her ways or convince a troll to be nice. Not while there are plenty of interesting conversations to join and lots of good people to trade ideas with -- or just be silly around.
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