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Old 05-05-2017, 05:24 AM   #126
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That's a "newsboy cap," not a beret. Berets don't have bills. This is a beret:
Thank you for the clarification (and you too, John Wayne). I actually own - and occasionally wear - a beret, so I suspected this was a different sort of hat, but didn't know what to call it. Now, thanks to you, I can speak of newsboy caps with aplomb. Actually, I recall owning a couple of these 3-4 years ago when I went through my hat phase... one was limestone suede and the other was red, green, and blue plaid. They're either long gone or in the bottom of my miscellaneous-out-of-season-clothes drawer.
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And top it off with a hat of course!
That's so funny. I showed that photo to my husband a while back (it's one of my favorites) and he asked me when Dirk joined the cast of Newsies.

And now this conversation. LOL
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That's so funny. I showed that photo to my husband a while back (it's one of my favorites) and he asked me when Dirk joined the cast of Newsies.

And now this conversation. LOL
LOL that is what I like about this forum ... The strange twists threads take
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LOL that is what I like about this forum ... The strange twists threads take
Not our threads. Nope. Straight and narrow all the way!
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Oh fer...chrrr.. oh never mind. Where's my wine?
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Not our threads. Nope. Straight and narrow all the way!
Guess we learned from the best
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Oh fer...chrrr.. oh never mind. Where's my wine?
Shouldn't you be having tea my dear
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Guess we learned from the best
And what does that mean? The best at what?

I have mayhem to go plan....while drinking. It's finally the weekend

Or was that players to go talk (I mean flirt) with.

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And what does that mean? The best at what?

I have mayhem to go plan....while drinking. It's finally the weekend

Or was that players to go talk (I mean flirt) with.
She meant we learned to get the most milage out of each thread from the guy who wrote the book on tangent-taking... literally and figuratively.

Well, who am I to argue when the writing's on the wall in German? Just ze facts, plees, Fräulein.
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She meant we learned to get the most milage out of each thread from the guy who wrote the book on tangent-taking... literally and figuratively.

Well, who am I to argue when the writing's on the wall in German? Just ze facts, plees, Fräulein.
Oh, in that case. Schrieben Sie weiter. Entweder Deutsch oder Englisch oder Nederlandisch oder Belgian. Ich kann alle verstehen (or I can fake it).
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She meant we learned to get the most milage out of each thread from the guy who wrote the book on tangent-taking... literally and figuratively.
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Oh, in that case. Schrieben Sie weiter. Entweder Deutsch oder Englisch oder Nederlandisch oder Belgian. Ich kann alle verstehen (or I can fake it).
Vlaams ook
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My German teacher just shared this on FB.
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My German teacher just shared this on FB.
That's a good one
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SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING!



FACTS NECESSARY FOR A FULL LIFE





A dime has118 ridges around the edge.







A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.







A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.







A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.







A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.







A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.







A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.







A snail can sleep for three years.







Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.







All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.







Almonds are a member of the peach family.







An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.







Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.







Butterflies taste with their feet.







Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.







"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".







February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.







In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.







If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.







If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.







It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.







Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.







Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.







No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.







Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.







Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.







Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.







"Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and "lollipop" with your right.







The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.







The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel fuel that it burns.







The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.







The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.







The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.







The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).







There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.







There are more chickens than people in the world.







There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.







There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious."







There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.







Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.







TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.







Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.







Women blink nearly twice as much as men.







Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.







There, now you know everything!



Now you can sleep well at night knowing all of these very important facts that have been bothering you for years.



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SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING!



FACTS NECESSARY FOR A FULL LIFE


A dime has118 ridges around the edge.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

A snail can sleep for three years.

Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.

It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

"Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and "lollipop" with your right.

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel fuel that it burns.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious."


There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.



There, now you know everything!



Now you can sleep well at night knowing all of these very important facts that have been bothering you for years.



Awesome.

I need more than a jiffy's worth of sleep.....

and this was a lot less studying than my masters program.....

.and now I know .....

almost....

everything.


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Stuff you didn't know that you didn't know


Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

Coca-Cola was originally green.

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:
Alaska


The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%
(now get this...)


The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $ 16,400

The average number of people airborne over the U.S.
in any given hour: 61,000

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair..

The first novel ever written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.

The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.


Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades - King David

Hearts - Charlemagne

Clubs -Alexander, the Great

Diamonds - Julius Caesar


111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.
If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died because of wounds received in battle.
If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes

Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, John Hancock and Charles Thomson.
Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.


Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?


A. Their birthplace


Q. Most boat owners name their boats.
What is the most popular boat name requested?

A. Obsession


Q.. If you were to spell out numbers,
how far would you have to go until you would find the letter 'A'?

A. One thousand


Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in common?

A. All were invented by women.


Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?


A. Honey



In Shakespeare's time,
mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase...'Goodnight , sleep tight'

It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink.
Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey
month,
which we know today as the honeymoon.


In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them 'Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down.' . . .

It's where we get the phrase 'mind your P's and Q's'



Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle bakedinto the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups.

When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. 'Wet your whistle' is the phrase inspired by this practice.
-
At least 75% of
people who read this will try

to lick their elbow!


YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2017 when...

1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbersto reach your family of three.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries...

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't even have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it

10. You get up in the morning and go on line
before getting your coffee

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12 You're reading this and nodding and laughing

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list .


~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~ ~~~~~~~

NOW you're LAUGHING at yourself!
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused!" (Unknown Author)


Go on, try to lick your elbow again.


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This was awesome.

I have to add one to "You Know You're Living in 2017".

When you say "LOL" out loud instead of laughing. I've actually done this before.
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It is impossible to lick your elbow...
Yet most people still try to do it after you say this ...

Now there is steam coming out of my ears ...
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Wim, have you tried the other elbow?


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This was awesome.

I have to add one to "You Know You're Living in 2017".

When you say "LOL" out loud instead of laughing. I've actually done this before.
Me, too. We use anagrams instead of words.

And, no, I didn't try to lick my elbow, did you?

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Me, too. We use anagrams instead of words.

And, no, I didn't try to kick my elbow, did you?
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Taped at an animal rescue facility in Colorado.


The scenery is as awesome as the man and his music.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qjqysU36tw


It seems they can’t do anything at YT these days without throwing in a bunch of ads. Everything you’ve even thought about during the last year will find it’s way as an ad to remind you to buy it. Not so awesome.
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Since this is Dirk's website, pretty much all the acting we ever talk about on here is good acting. But there are actors out there who come up a little short on the talent. And then, there some actors who are terribly, inexcusably bad, like one Brent Spiner (Cmdr. Data) had to work with on Star Trek:TNG...

https://youtu.be/_pEiLpxzuCY

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