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  1. Yeah--Demolition Man. Not one of Sylvester Stallone's best movies, but not one of his worst, either. The three seashells in that movie were what replaced toilet paper in the future. (Don't ask me how--they didn't explain it in the movie.)
  2. Stairs, eh? I always figured the only way to get from deck to deck besides the turbolifts were the Jeffries tubes. Three seashells in the head, eh? So is Taco Bell the only food you can get aboard the Enterprise?
  3. Sounds like the plot of a kids' comedy movie.
  4. The only one that comes to mind are dice. If you're playing HERO or any other game that requires only six-siders, those are available just about anywhere playing cards are sold, including liquor and convenience stores, and of course Wal-Mart and Target stores. Not sure I'd get dice from any of the only-a-dollar stores--those are usually made of wood and have the pips painted on. Not to my liking. The only-a-dollar stores are great for snacks--cookies, chips, candy, bargain brand soda pop, etc. Hope that helps.
  5. Not from Florida, but still pretty stupid
  6. Saw this linked on Facebook and thought I'd pass it along--an interesting little piece, and relevant since Ross Perot died today. He was 89. Condolences to his friends and family. The Ross Perot Myth
  7. "You need to change your pants more often, then."
  8. I'm not sure who I should pity more--you or your wife. (No offense meant, sir.)
  9. You could say that about a lot of science fiction movies and television--especially anything that has either faster-than-light (FTL) travel, or artificial gravity, or both. Right now we only have the barest inkling of an inkling as to how FTL might work--and we don't even have that when it comes to artificial gravity, by which I mean a sort of energy field that allows people to walk around inside a spaceship as easily as they do in planetary gravity. Yes, you can have centrifugal force stand in for gravity--but when did you ever see that in Star Wars? Or Star Trek? Or Battlestar Galactica? Or any of the Stargate series? No, they just flip a switch (assuming the system isn't automated) and carry on as usual. Neat trick, that--anyone in real-life who figures out how to generate and manipulate gravity the way we can now generate and manipulate light will be richer than Gates and Zuckerberg combined. This is why I think Star Trek is most consistent with its technology--any society whose understanding of the laws of science and the universe is so thorough and profound that they can build FTL and artificial gravity systems, should also be able to build matter transmitters, replicators, disintegrator weapons, holodecks, universal translators, and all the other tech we've seen on the shows and movies. That's why I raise an eyebrow to anyone who says they prefer "low-tech" science fiction, with gunpowder weapons and wheeled transport and other such items--anything with FTL and artificial gravity is definitely not "low-tech." Just my thoughts on the subject--take them as you will.
  10. Did the flock of seagulls Ran? Did they Ran So Far Away? Could they Get Away?
  11. One of my favorite songs--almost as old as the nation itself--to celebrate, on this day, the 243rd anniversary of the Unanimous Declaration of the American Colonies that they were now--and of Right To Be--Free and Independent States! Hail Columbia, happy land! Hail, ye heroes, heav'n-born band, Who fought and bled in freedom's cause, Who fought and bled in freedom's cause, And when the storm of war was gone Enjoy'd the peace your valor won. Let independence be our boast, Ever mindful what it cost; Ever grateful for the prize, Let its altar reach the skies. Chorus Firm, united let us be, Rallying round our liberty, As a band of brothers joined, Peace and safety we shall find. Immortal patriots, rise once more, Defend your rights, defend your shore! Let no rude foe, with impious hand, Let no rude foe, with impious hand, Invade the shrine where sacred lies Of toil and blood, the well-earned prize, While off'ring peace, sincere and just, In Heaven's we place a manly trust, That truth and justice will prevail, And every scheme of bondage fail. Chorus Firm, united let us be, Rallying round our liberty, As a band of brothers joined, Peace and safety we shall find. Behold the chief who now commands, Once more to serve his country stands. The rock on which the storm will break, The rock on which the storm will break, But armed in virtue, firm, and true, His hopes are fixed on Heav'n and you. When hope was sinking in dismay, When glooms obscured Columbia's day, His steady mind, from changes free, Resolved on death or liberty. Chorus Firm, united let us be, Rallying round our liberty, As a band of brothers joined, Peace and safety we shall find. Sound, sound the trump of fame, Let Washington's great fame Ring through the world with loud applause, Ring through the world with loud applause, Let ev'ry clime to freedom dear, Listen with a joyful ear, With equal skill, with God-like pow'r He governs in the fearful hour Of horrid war, or guides with ease The happier time of honest peace. Chorus Firm, united let us be, Rallying round our liberty, As a band of brothers joined, Peace and safety we shall find.
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