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Learn Something New Everyday Thread

Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by D'Snowth, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I just learned this about John Larroquette.

    Larroquette was born in New Orleans and grew up in the Ninth Ward not far from the French Quarter. He played clarinet and saxophone through childhood and into high school, where he and some friends organized a band they called The N.U.D.E.L.E.S (The New Universal Demonstration for Love, Ecstasy and Sound).
     
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  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Animated series that have an A-B format are meant to be like how double features were played in theaters: the stronger or more significant of the two is used as the 'A' segment of the episode, while the weaker of the two is usually saved as the 'B' segment (like B-movies, get it?) This is particularly true of educational shows like ARTHUR, where the segment with the main educational goal is used as the 'A' segment (and then discussed in "A Word From Us Kids"), while the segment that's more filler than anything is the 'B' segment.
     
  3. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Errr... Twee has been a term in the LGBT community for years.
     
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, well, "hack" has been a term in the computer world for years, but it apparently now is a completely positive term for everyday life for whatever reason.
     
  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Apparently Billy the Exterminator has relocated to Canada and has a new show up there now.
     
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    It turns out that Abigail Breslin had been raped, and I guess that may be why you never see her in anything anymore. :( :cry:

    As horrible as that is, I wonder whatever happened to her brother Spencer - I remember he was in a few movies there for a while, then just disappeared just as Abigail's career was really growing.
     
  7. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Oh wow. That's just very horrifying now.
     
  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    And to make matters ever worse, she had posted on the internet a lenghty explanation for the various reasons why she never reported her rape after some idiot had the audacity to post something to the extent that rape is only legit if it's reported.
     
  9. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    So the song YMCA is about gay people then?
     
  10. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    She should've done that right away in the first place.
     
  11. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    As of 2017, it has been 20 years since:
    -Brittany Spears's first album
    -The time Mike Tyson nearly bit off a man's ear
    -The debut of South Park and Teletubbies
    -The release of the first Harry Potter book
    -The premiere of the Adam Sandler film, Billy Madison and the Disney movie Hercules.
     
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  12. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    Abraham Lincoln got assassinated on the day that was this year's Easter. Does that mean that Abraham Lincoln got shot the same day that Judas betrayed Jesus and Pilate killed Him on the cross? I'm not sure because the date of Easter changes every year and we also have no historical record (that I'm aware of) of the exact date Jesus was crucified. But if so:that would mean that two extremely sad well known historical moments happened on the SAME day, :cry:.
     
  13. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    Here's a shocking historical fact:Napoleon wasn't short! He was actually an average height guy (people have found historical records which confirm this) but we often interpret him as being short in pictures for some reason.
     
  14. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    Time to answer the age old question:how does CatDog go to the bathroom? It comes out the cat's mouth instead of a urethra. Just kidding! Unless Nickelodeon finally tells us, we'll never know, LOL!
     
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  15. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Dearheart. Pretty much every song ever the Village People sang is about Pride. Yes.
     
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  16. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Not necessarily. Coping with violence is often too much. Victims may rather avoid discussing their awful experiences at all, ever, rather than remember them...especially publicly.
     
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  17. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Huh. Now that's an interesting fact.
     
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  18. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Really? Didn't know because I just thought it was the right thing to do.
     
  19. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Reporting a crime usually is the right thing...but imagine feeling dirty and ashamed, violated and wronged...and having to then describe to a total stranger all that happened to you, for instance, a cop taking down your statement. Many people would rather not be put through that. There is still a segment of society that treats assault victims as though the attack was their fault: "You were dressed scantily, what did you think would happen?" etc. That mentality can make a victim feel that the attack was somehow their own fault.

    Too many reasons why these things aren't reported more often.
     
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  20. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    So apparently Brian Henson is married to Mia Sara (A.K.A. The girl from Ferris Bueller) and he performed Jack in Return to Oz.
     

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