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Ellie wrote:
12 Oct 2019, 10:35
Inspired by the Well-Dressed Man thread, while trying to find out if Thomas Jefferson could have worn wingtips (answer: no, they only date to the early 1900s), I discovered there is a type of shoe called the Pampootie. "They are formed of a single piece of untanned hide folded around the foot and stitched with twine or a leather strap. Hide from the buttocks was most often used."

So the pampootie is made from the booty.
The pampootie is a bootie made from booty.
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*high five*
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Ellie wrote:
12 Oct 2019, 10:35
Inspired by the Well-Dressed Man thread, while trying to find out if Thomas Jefferson could have worn wingtips (answer: no, they only date to the early 1900s), I discovered there is a type of shoe called the Pampootie. "They are formed of a single piece of untanned hide folded around the foot and stitched with twine or a leather strap. Hide from the buttocks was most often used."

So the pampootie is made from the booty.
Doubtlessly also where the phrase "kick some ass" came from.

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The trooper in Spaceballs who ain't found shit when combing the desert was Tim Russ, aka Tuvok on VOY.
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Hugh Akston wrote:
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The trooper in Spaceballs who ain't found shit when combing the desert was Tim Russ, aka Tuvok on VOY.
Ah yes, that would have been sometime during his rebellious period prior to undergoing the tal'oth ritual.
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If you're of the age that I think most of us here are, i.e. not a kid, you probably remember when the Soviet Union shot down Korean Air Lines flight 007.

But a very similar incident had happened only five years earlier, when the Soviet shot down KAL 902. As in KAL 007, a KAL flight strayed into Soviet airspace, this time near the Kola peninsula in northern Russia. Even though the fighter pilot on the scene reported that he thought it was a civilian airliner and not a threat, he was ordered to shoot it down. The airliner made an emergency landing in Russia, and the crew and most of the passengers survived. The USSR refused to cooperate with international experts or turn over any information from the black box, something which probably only heightened tensions when the later shootdown occurred.
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Ransomware actually dates back to 1989, when biologist Joseph Popp mailed out about 20,000 floppy disks purporting to be from an AIDS research effort. But if you ran the program on the disk, it infected you with a trojan that eventually encrypted the filenames of everything on your system and demanded that you send money to a PO box in Panama, whereupon you would be mailed back the decryption software. It was not very successful, and Popp was quickly arrested, but he was found mentally unfit to stand trial.
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There is actually a sunken submarine just off Coney Island, in waters so shallow the conning tower sticks up above the surface. It was built by one man in 1967, and he planned to salvage from the Andrea Doria with it, but it sank when being first placed in the water.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quester_I
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JD wrote:
06 Nov 2019, 11:37
There is actually a sunken submarine just off Coney Island, in waters so shallow the conning tower sticks up above the surface. It was built by one man in 1967, and he planned to salvage from the Andrea Doria with it, but it sank when being first placed in the water.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quester_I
That is fascinating!
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The New Red Green Show.
The what now? Awwww damnit millennials. Why you ruin my boomer fun?
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Okay, so, I would SWEAR that EVERY EPISODE I watched began with Harold saying, "It's The New Red Green Show!" But looking on Wikipedia, it was only called that for a season, and all the DVDs and season sets call it The Red Green Show? I don't know if this is LSNED or full-on Mandela Effect.

Regardless, the show whereof I speak is the same one you're thinking of, fear not.
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Okay, so, I would SWEAR that EVERY EPISODE I watched began with Harold saying, "It's The New Red Green Show!" But looking on Wikipedia, it was only called that for a season, and all the DVDs and season sets call it The Red Green Show? I don't know if this is LSNED or full-on Mandela Effect.

Regardless, the show whereof I speak is the same one you're thinking of, fear not.
Yeah at some point they got a little higher budget and could light their sets and do computer graphics that didn't look like they were the result of waving a magnet at your CRT, and I think for a while they kind of talked about it as the 'new' red green show, but it wasn't like it was discontinued and resurrected. As far as I can tell, it was just the next season but now they could afford more than two sets and more than four actors.

ETA: and it kinda lost some of the magic. Half the joy was from the amount of humor they could eke out of a slightly-above-cable-access production.
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Ellie wrote:
06 Nov 2019, 15:42
Okay, so, I would SWEAR that EVERY EPISODE I watched began with Harold saying, "It's The New Red Green Show!" But looking on Wikipedia, it was only called that for a season, and all the DVDs and season sets call it The Red Green Show? I don't know if this is LSNED or full-on Mandela Effect.

Regardless, the show whereof I speak is the same one you're thinking of, fear not.
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Jammed in between Poland, Lithuania, and the Baltic Sea, is Kaliningrad, which is a province of Russia.
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Hey, kids, remember this one?



Well, guess what:

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Hey, kids, remember this one?



Well, guess what:

See also:



(Drum track and slide whistle bits.)

And those are the big, obvious ones.
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I mean it's not that surprising considering the members of Deee-lite. You had Bootsy Collins and Jungle D.J. Towa Towa, so there's some deep music knowledge in the group.
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Europeans will often say they dislike American breads because they're too sweet. (This complaint LONG predates any concerns over the "obesity epidemic" or increased sugar consumption here.) It's true that American breads tend to be sweeter, and there's a legit historical reason for that: during what Americans call the colonial and pioneer eras, many Americans were living on isolated farmsteads while most Europeans were in cities, or at least towns large enough to have a dedicated baker. So Europeans would buy fresh bread every day or every other day when most Americans were still baking their own. And bread-baking is too labor-intensive to do this every day (unless that's your full-time job), so American women would generally have one dedicated "baking day" per week -- and sugar was added to the bread to prevent it going stale too quickly.
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JD wrote:
06 Nov 2019, 11:37
There is actually a sunken submarine just off Coney Island, in waters so shallow the conning tower sticks up above the surface. It was built by one man in 1967, and he planned to salvage from the Andrea Doria with it, but it sank when being first placed in the water.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quester_I
A bit of google mapping shows that there are a number of foundered ships in that little creek.
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Nigerians dominate the top ranks of Scrabble globally. But my racial realism...


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From bean at Naval Gazing...https://www.navalgazing.net/Early-Guided-Weapons-Part-2
The standard airframe was also considered for by far the oddest guidance system of the war: pigeons. The unimaginatively-named Project Pigeon was the brainchild of behaviorist B.F. Skinner. Pigeons were trained to peck at the image of a ship, and then placed into the guidance section of the bomb. The image was projected onto a screen, and so long as the bomb was on course, the target would appear at the center of the screen. If it drifted off course, the pigeon would continue to peck, tilting the screen and commanding the bomb’s controls to deflect and correct the weapon’s trajectory. Even weirder than the concept is the fact that it apparently worked reasonably well, with the pigeons being trained to do their job perfectly despite Skinner’s best attempts to distract them with centrifuges, gunshots, and the effects of high altitude. Unfortunately for lovers of military absurdity, but fortunately for the pigeons, the Navy cancelled the project in 1944 before the system was tested in flight. For some reason, the concept was revived four years later, and the second version, named OrCon from ORganic CONtrol, spent five years verifying that pigeons could indeed be used to guide a weapon, although it was cancelled in the face of improvements in electronic guidance systems without, so far as I know, actually dropping pigeons in a live test

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Could this technology be adapted to have the pigeons tap pictures of deer? That seems like it would solve multiple problems.
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Jane Leeves, aka Daphne from the sitcom Fraiser, played a saucy bisexual dancer, who had a threesome with Willem Dafoe, in the great film To Live and Die in LA.
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dbcooper wrote:
26 Nov 2019, 12:46
Jane Leeves, aka Daphne from the sitcom Fraiser, played a saucy bisexual dancer, who had a threesome with Willem Dafoe, in the great film To Live and Die in LA.
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