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The "Have You Ever Wondered..." Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by D'Snowth, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. miss kermie Well-Known Member

    Oh. hey, Spare Me, I get B-'s in Social Studies! LOL!
  2. heralde Well-Known Member

    Lol, well that's not too bad. I always hate it when people complain about getting ::gasp:: B's! ;)

    I'd recommend the movie 1776, it's pretty funny and educational. ;)
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  3. Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I would think it has to do more with your diaphragm and not being able to expel air because your muscles tense up. But then again, I'm a biology major who has no idea what she's talking about (that's not sarcasm...I learned nothing in biology :p)
  4. miss kermie Well-Known Member

    I refused to learn in biology! (Frog Disection, Duh!)
  5. newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Actually, no...that's the day it was first read aloud in public in Philly. It was signed on the 2nd. John Adams predicted our nation would forever celebrate the 2nd of July!

    And Halloween IS All Hallow's Eve. Same day/night.

    Don't even get me started on the dates for religious holidays and Saturnalia, people...
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  6. heralde Well-Known Member

    Ack, you're right, I stand corrected. :)

    Yeah that's a very long and complicated history, lol.
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  7. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Have you ever wondered if the term "timeless" is ever taken out of context when used to refer to something? Like when a movie or a television series uses the term "timeless" to describe it, in what sense of the word is it being used for? It seems like the most common "definition" of using the term "timeless" in such a manner is that it's something that is beloved by audiences from generation to generation, that people seem to never get tired of, or wants it to go away. However, there seems to be another way of using the term "timeless" by some filmmakers and such, like John Hughes regarding Home Alone, in saying he wanted the film to be "timeless" in that, no matter how many years from when it was made, it would never look "dated" and always feel like it takes place in the present day, no matter what year you watch it in, and I'm sure a number of other filmmakers have tried to take that approach.
  8. miss kermie Well-Known Member

    I suppose timeless means that no matter what time period it is watched in, all generations will like it, and it isn't from a specific time period, because of that reson. Like, it isn't classified as 80's or something.
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  9. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Here's something I've been wondering about: just about every house in the real world has blinds in the windows, but you hardly see any houses on TV or in movies with blinds in the windows, just strictly curtains... why is that?
  10. heralde Well-Known Member

    It's more difficult to go through the trouble of fitting the blinds to the windows?
  11. Beakerfan Active Member

    Not only is it more difficult, it's more expensive. Also, from a design aspect, just curtains looks better than blinds. Also also, there are actually many houses in the "real world" with just curtains ;).
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  12. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Whenever something animated wins an award and the animated characters are shown making their acceptance speeches, do the companies producing them know the winner in advance, or do all studios actually animate acceptance speeches or what? The only examples I know of are at least two of the times when Rugrats won the "Best animated show" category at the Kids Choice Awards (1997 and 1998, I believe... Maybe more), and I think the first winner of the "Best animated feature" category at the Oscars.

    Though now that I think about it, I think both times when Rugrats characters appeared to accept the award, I think the animation was all reused with new dialogue.
  13. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure a lot of them do it that way... Nick, Cartoon Network, and the like, they seemed to either have their own in-house stock animation or recycled animation from the actual shows for such things, like back in the day when CN had Cartoon Cartoon Fridays.
  14. HeyButtahfly Well-Known Member

    Haha, I still can hear Dexter's voice in my head saying, "Cartoon CarTOONS!"
  15. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Have you ever wondered how lightbulbs are able to completely cool off in like a couple of minutes, even after they've been burning all day?
  16. newsmanfan Well-Known Member

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    Heh...clearly you've never dealt with theatre lights... tungsten-halogens is HOT.

    Have you ever wondered why humanity in general LIKES being spoon-fed their social values through television?
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  17. heralde Well-Known Member

    I think humanity likes having their social values reinforced on television. ;)
  18. newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    That is even scarier. :eek:

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  19. Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Ok, so I was wondering this earlier. What was the fascination in elementary school of throwing pencils at the ceiling to get them to stick? It was like...a status symbol or something.

    Or did I go to the only elementary school that did this? :smirk:
  20. newsmanfan Well-Known Member

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    School? I've seen office workers do that. I think it rates highly in the Boredolympics.

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