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8trackdisco Offline
#101 Posted:
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Bugs Bunny has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
frankj1 Offline
#102 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
Bugs Bunny has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

I just acquired some new knowledge
8trackdisco Offline
#103 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
I just acquired some new knowledge


Well, I guess based on your post, so did I.
Dg west deptford Offline
#104 Posted:
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I go on this sales call for a bathroom remodel from a lead from a dude I'm in class with and immediately realize this old man is clever.
I sub-out his bathroom (it's done & beautiful)
He takes me on another sales call and sells the the job for a third more than what I charge.

He made a commission sale that more than paid for his little Haddonfield bathroom pimp

Who can have more fun than people?
I think he did it to show me that money is free
rfenst Offline
#105 Posted:
Joined: 06-23-2007
Posts: 37,174
Dg west deptford wrote:
I go on this sales call for a bathroom remodel from a lead from a dude I'm in class with and immediately realize this old man is clever.
I sub-out his bathroom (it's done & beautiful)
He takes me on another sales call and sells the the job for a third more than what I charge.

He made a commission sale that more than paid for his little Haddonfield bathroom pimp

Who can have more fun than people?
I think he did it to show me that money is free

Hire him now!!!
Dg west deptford Offline
#106 Posted:
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The old man is mystical super power salesman


I'm scared
Speyside2 Offline
#107 Posted:
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Watch, listen, and learn grasshopper. When you are good enough you really are only selling against yourself.
Speyside2 Offline
#108 Posted:
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Read up on the pledge of allegiance because of a RayR post. I learned a lot. And it was all contrary to what I believe in. Thanks RayR.
Thunder.Gerbil Offline
#109 Posted:
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Never take sleeping pills and laxatives together.

Just sayin'
8trackdisco Offline
#110 Posted:
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Lions are called King of Jungle, but they are neither king or in the jungle.

Tigers bigger, stronger, and more lethal than lions.

The live on the savanna. Not the jungle.
8trackdisco Offline
#111 Posted:
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Incas sent virgins to their deaths on the tops of mountains. Knew that.

In their language, there is no word for Sacrifice. The virgins were not Sacrificed. They were Offerings to the sun god.
rfenst Offline
#112 Posted:
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Why they were heathens, heathens I tell you!
8trackdisco Offline
#113 Posted:
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rfenst wrote:
Why they were heathens, heathens I tell you!


Well, it certainly didn’t end particularly well for them. That is a fact.
BuckyB93 Offline
#114 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
Incas sent virgins to their deaths on the tops of mountains. Knew that.

In their language, there is no word for Sacrifice. The virgins were not Sacrificed. They were Offerings to the sun god.


What a waste of a good virgin. Unless they were ugly and bitchy... then go ahead and toss them.
rfenst Offline
#115 Posted:
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Anyone else ever see the action movie involving the man who was supposed to be sacrificed at the very top of the Inca/Mayan/ Aztec temple, but who escaped into the jungle where his people were from?

It is the one where they stupidly chased him deep into the jungle where he and his people lived before they captured him. He was "at home" in the jungle and therefore was able to kick their @sses. Also, ancient characters are supposedly speaking in their native tongue (mumbling) and so it also has subtitles.
HockeyDad Offline
#116 Posted:
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Posts: 44,242
rfenst wrote:
Anyone else ever see the action movie involving the man who was supposed to be sacrificed at the very top of the Inca/Mayan/ Aztec temple, but who escaped into the jungle where his people were from?

It is the one where they stupidly chased him deep into the jungle where he and his people lived before they captured him. He was "at home" in the jungle and therefore was able to kick their @sses. Also, ancient characters are supposedly speaking in their native tongue (mumbling) and so it also has subtitles.


kinda sounds like “First Blood” a little.
Dg west deptford Offline
#117 Posted:
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Apocolypto?

Great movie!
rfenst Offline
#118 Posted:
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Dg west deptford wrote:
Apocolypto?

Great movie!

Yes!
That's it!!!
RMAN4443 Offline
#119 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
kinda sounds like “First Blood” a little.

most Sly Stallone movies would be easier to follow with subtitles...
BuckyB93 Offline
#120 Posted:
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rfenst wrote:
Anyone else ever see the action movie involving the man who was supposed to be sacrificed at the very top of the Inca/Mayan/ Aztec temple, but who escaped into the jungle where his people were from?

It is the one where they stupidly chased him deep into the jungle where he and his people lived before they captured him. He was "at home" in the jungle and therefore was able to kick their @sses. Also, ancient characters are supposedly speaking in their native tongue (mumbling) and so it also has subtitles.


Nope, missed that movie your description brings up memories.

True story, me and the Ex did our honeymoon in Playa Del Carmen. All inclusive resort.

We did a tour of the Mayan ruins in the area, Chichen Itza if my memory serves me correctly. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Castillo,_Chichen_Itza)

I walked up the stairs of the temple just fine... then when at the top, I turned around to picture the view. Vertigo set in.

After wandering around the temple and with the tour guide explaining the history and all that, I had to walk down the same stairs... they were totally open with no guard rails.. Just a rope down the center. The steps where like 10" deep on the landing (apparently they had little feet back then). One miss step or stumble, and gravity would take over as you you bounced on down the rock stairs.

I went down on my ass, one step at a time as if I was a 3 yr old. Yeah, when it comes to heights, I'm kind of a pu$$y. I'll admit it.

It's not Knowledge Recently Acquired, but it was about 20 yrs ago.
8trackdisco Offline
#121 Posted:
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The 57 in Heinz 57 tomato catsup had no significance other than the owner liked the way it looked on the labor.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#122 Posted:
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Sounds like dehumanization of the work force. Turning people into numbers
bgz Offline
#123 Posted:
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But equal at the same time, and 57 is such a modest number.
BuckyB93 Offline
#124 Posted:
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I applied there but they didn't want a 58. Applied again with my split personality but was rejected. The didn't want a Heinz Fiddy NINE!
BuckyB93 Offline
#125 Posted:
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Not recently Recently Acquired Knowledge but kinda related to the Heinz thing but not really at all

If you visit the Velcro plant in NH, they frown on you using the word Velcro to refer to their product. It's hook and loop technology. Velcro is a trade name, its not a product.

{shrug} whatever... lets get going on the plant tour and some stupid project plans.
plinytheelder Offline
#126 Posted:
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Is there a test for this recently acquired knowledge?

8trackdisco Offline
#127 Posted:
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Learned a new approach watching a documentary. Something I need to see if I can regularly apply in my life.

Instead of Why is this happening to me? Alter it to Why is this happening for me? There is a lesson in the moment you are in. Need to take the time to figure out what it is.

The change of perspective is a nice reset.
BuckyB93 Offline
#128 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
Learned a new approach watching a documentary. Something I need to see if I can regularly apply in my life.

Instead of Why is this happening to me? Alter it to Why is this happening for me? There is a lesson in the moment you are in. Need to take the time to figure out what it is.

The change of perspective is a nice reset.


^ Agree. Change in perspective is a good way to look at things.

Why is this happening for me?

I like to take it one bit further, "What did I learn and how can I apply it going forward?" Past couple years I had to do a deep look at where I was going and some decisions I've made in the past. I've made some changes, took a step back that hopefully will give positive results and lead to two steps forward.

With hormone therapy and a few medical procedures I might be able to pass as an ugly chick and work the street corners for used lottery tickets and a pack of butts.

(OK the first part is true, the last part is trying to add levity)
8trackdisco Offline
#129 Posted:
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BuckyB93 wrote:
^ Agree. Change in perspective is a good way to look at things.

Why is this happening for me?

I like to take it one bit further, "What did I learn and how can I apply it going forward?" Past couple years I had to do a deep look at where I was going and some decisions I've made in the past. I've made some changes, took a step back that hopefully will give positive results and lead to two steps forward.

With hormone therapy and a few medical procedures I might be able to pass as an ugly chick and work the street corners for used lottery tickets and a pack of butts.

(OK the first part is true, the last part is trying to add levity)


I’ve got your back, Buckminster. I can say with full confidence, you would absolutely pass for an ugly chick.

You’re never alone when you have friends.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#130 Posted:
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And with the right attitude, you can get any butt you want. Even a whole pack of them
BuckyB93 Offline
#131 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
I’ve got your back, Buckminster. I can say with full confidence, you would absolutely pass for an ugly chick.

You’re never alone when you have friends.


I just signed up a Grinder account with the screen name of 8Track - actually "Starfish track where the Starfish is an " * " as in (shift-8) track.

(it's code.... Jonesy can figure it out, he'll be texting you soon)
Burner02 Offline
#132 Posted:
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Women are from Venus and men are from Mars.

And all the other genders you make up are from Uranus!
deadeyedick Offline
#133 Posted:
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Burner02 wrote:
Women are from Venus and men are from Mars.

And all the other genders you make up are from Uranus!


Applause
Gene363 Offline
#134 Posted:
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Burner02 wrote:
Women are from Venus and men are from Mars.

And all the other genders you make up are from Uranus!


Excellent!
8trackdisco Offline
#135 Posted:
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The Monopoly game man had a name. He was named in 1946 as Rich Uncle Pennybags.

Former Vice President of Parker Brothers, Phil Orbanes, claimed in an interview that it was J.P Morgan who inspired the iconic top hat and mustache look of Mr. Monopoly. The real J. P. Morgan, who was born in 1837, amassed a fortune of $80 million during his lifetime through investments, including in property.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#136 Posted:
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Related: Pennybags has never been shown with a monocle
RMAN4443 Offline
#137 Posted:
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Related: Pennybags has never been shown with a monocle

or French Fries Anxious
8trackdisco Offline
#138 Posted:
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An arroyo, also called a wash, is a dry creek, stream bed or gulch that temporarily or seasonally fills and flows after sufficient rain. Flash floods are common in arroyos following thunderstorms. In Spain and Latin America any small river is called an arroyo, flowing continually all year and never drying. The Spanish term for the subject of this article is rambla, while wadi is used in North Africa, and Western Asia. Arroyos provide a water source to desert animals. The desert dry wash biome is restricted to the arroyos of the southwestern United States.


Definition of calico
1a : cotton cloth imported from India
b British : a plain white cotton fabric that is heavier than muslin
c : any of various cheap cotton fabrics with figured patterns
deadeyedick Offline
#139 Posted:
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Many of us in the desert live in former arroyos.
bgz Offline
#140 Posted:
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I learned how to spin a sphere around in my head pretty good trying to wrap my head around quaternions.
8trackdisco Offline
#141 Posted:
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deadeyedick wrote:
Many of us in the desert live in former arroyos.


Heard the term, never looked it up. Same when in Empire of the Summer Moon, when Calico was mentioned as something which was traded in the SW.

Was hard to believe there was that much money in cat herding.
delta1 Offline
#142 Posted:
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Burner02 wrote:
Women are from Venus and men are from Mars.

And all the other genders you make up are from Uranus!


BigGrin
delta1 Offline
#143 Posted:
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are hook and loop related to hookers and blow?
8trackdisco Offline
#144 Posted:
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Tasmanian Devils.

When a female is in heat, the Male TDs have to have their A game. Males only get their chance for 10 days, once a year.

So how is it different than guys after 10 years after marriage?
8trackdisco Offline
#145 Posted:
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The Llano Estacado (Spanish: [ˈʝano estaˈkaðo]), sometimes translated into English as the Staked Plains,[2] is a region in the Southwestern United States that encompasses parts of eastern New Mexico and northwestern Texas. One of the largest mesas or tablelands on the North American continent,[2] the elevation rises from 3,000 feet (900 m) in the southeast to over 5,000 feet (1,500 m) in the northwest, sloping almost uniformly at about 10 feet per mile (1.9 m/km).[3]

Part of where Quanah Parker and the Comanche’s ran their business. Supposedly something to see.
bgz Offline
#146 Posted:
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Today I have learned that it is possible for a banana to own a dog.

If you are interested in how this possible, I can only explain it on the vherf with a pipe in my hand, but I assure you, the statement is true.
delta1 Offline
#147 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
Tasmanian Devils.

When a female is in heat, the Male TDs have to have their A game. Males only get their chance for 10 days, once a year.

So how is it different than guys after 10 years after marriage?


male TD's have 10x the chance for sex each year, compared to a married man...
RMAN4443 Offline
#148 Posted:
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Loons(the waterfowl) spend the warm weather months in fresh water, and move to the ocean for the winter months...who woulda thunk
8trackdisco Offline
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Iceland is one of the world’s few mosquito-free environments. No matter what time of year you visit, you won’t have to worry about these pests.
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#150 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
Bugs Bunny has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Point being?
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