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“guess who Lois?”

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Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#18867 Nov 17, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
Agree with that!
In U.S., pro baseball is "inching" along with instant replay. Finally, it was included for home run calls and foul ball calls. It REALLY should be used for close plays and bad calls at bases too. So far, that's not the case and that has cost teams important chances for wins.
There wouldn't be that much impact on game length considering these bad calls at bases provoke intense on-field disagreements that take time to subside -- that time can be used for play review instead.
But instant replay would not be efficient for balls and strikes calls for a batter, but everything else it should be done.
I agree on the time thing .. however, maybe the audience wants to see those dust ups with the manager and umpire? Me, I think they are silly and childish.

Even a disputed strike should be reviewable, for example if it is the third strike in the 9th inning of a tie game?

I used to pitch in softball, and I once had an umpire that must have personally disliked me or something .... in one inning he called two balls that were in fact strikes that hit the bull's eye, no way anyone could think for a second they were balls ... I actually called time and asked him to show me with his hands where his strike zone was ... naturaly of course he was insulted ... but he did show me and then I asked.. "then why were my last two pitches called balls, because they were dead centre in your strike zone?" .. then he threw me out f the game ....

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#18868 Nov 17, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
It varies across the land, speaking for myself we have tea at 4'ish
followed by dinner at precisely six o'clock and a light supper
between half past eight and nine o'clock.
In the U.S., times for the evening meal has not been so "set for all" either.

A 5:00 PM supper (or dinner, depending on the terms of the locality or specific family) would be traditional for folks who had a family member on early first shift in factories, or in the teaching profession for primary and seoondary grades, or otherwise observed "bankers hours" in their work.

So many folks had evening meals after close of shops, etc. meaning 7:30 - 9:30 PM. Of course, other work situations and professions would fit in either or "in-between" or entirely different.

Even in the days of yore -- well, after we became civilized, that is.:)

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#18869 Nov 17, 2012
franko wrote:
<quoted text>I agree on the time thing .. however, maybe the audience wants to see those dust ups with the manager and umpire? Me, I think they are silly and childish.
Even a disputed strike should be reviewable, for example if it is the third strike in the 9th inning of a tie game?
I used to pitch in softball, and I once had an umpire that must have personally disliked me or something .... in one inning he called two balls that were in fact strikes that hit the bull's eye, no way anyone could think for a second they were balls ... I actually called time and asked him to show me with his hands where his strike zone was ... naturaly of course he was insulted ... but he did show me and then I asked.. "then why were my last two pitches called balls, because they were dead centre in your strike zone?" .. then he threw me out f the game ....
OH, I loved playing softball. With workmates, we would have an almost daily game "in the backyard". Even fielded a team in a recreational league for awhile. I primarily played slow-pitch though, and did some pitching too.

Fast-pitch I only played a season or two with squadron mates in military. And, played slow-pitch softball overlapping with fast pitch softball for almost a month each year.
Adjusting for fast pitch sometimes was 'difficult' after a slow-pitch game.

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#18870 Nov 17, 2012
franko wrote:
<quoted text>that's north of the tree line .. no lumber ... lot;s of seals and poler bears though.
Reading the exchange between Quinny and you ... the Michael Palin lumberjack bit that you mentioned was constantly in my mind. lol

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#18871 Nov 17, 2012
Flower-Child wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Denny ... I just got back from the new Lincoln movie ...it was great .. Spielberg did a fine job and it had it's comedy moments as well ... overall a two thumbs up ... I will try to catch the James Bond movie next week, maybe ... better to see that kind of action/adventure on the big screen ...
Good evening, Dear FC ! Thanks for the info on Spielberg's LINCOLN. From the trailers on TV, I think I would enjoy that story and performances. Maybe I can bribe... er, persuade a daughter or two to go see it with me during the Thanksgiving Day long weekend.

<3 catch ya around later.

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#18872 Nov 17, 2012
tony1003 wrote:
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That is a widely believed myth Denny, but sadly for the story, it is not true. David Irving (who I will not grace with the title hostorian) began it in 1987.
Here's a link to an article by the renouned UK historian Sir Robert Rhodes James, debunking it:
http://www.winstonchurchill.org/learn/myths/m...
Thank you Tony for sourcing the refutation. Didn't seem a viable "truth" that Churchill was imitated for contemporaneous speeches besides acting roles in dramas or re-enactment stints.

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Since: Dec 10

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#18873 Nov 17, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>Good evening, Dear FC ! Thanks for the info on Spielberg's LINCOLN. From the trailers on TV, I think I would enjoy that story and performances. Maybe I can bribe... er, persuade a daughter or two to go see it with me during the Thanksgiving Day long weekend.

<3 catch ya around later.
A friend of mine told me he would like to see the Lincoln film.
Spoiler alert! Stop reading if you don't want to know the ending!!!

Here goes.

You have been warned...

... Lincoln is shot and killed. Close the curtain...

He didn't think it was funny either.
Enjoy the evening.

“guess who Lois?”

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Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#18874 Nov 17, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
OH, I loved playing softball. With workmates, we would have an almost daily game "in the backyard". Even fielded a team in a recreational league for awhile. I primarily played slow-pitch though, and did some pitching too.
Fast-pitch I only played a season or two with squadron mates in military. And, played slow-pitch softball overlapping with fast pitch softball for almost a month each year.
Adjusting for fast pitch sometimes was 'difficult' after a slow-pitch game.
do you still play slow pitch?

I played that with a league at work some years ago.

We were about to face the team with the most obnoxious guy ... so we prepared ... we painted a couple of grapefruits white so they looked like the softball. WHen he came up, always gunning for the homerun, we switched balls, and sho enuff he took a mighty swing!!! That grapefruit splattered on every infielder!!! We were all rolling on the ground laughing for a couple of minutes ...

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#18875 Nov 17, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
<quoted text>
A friend of mine told me he would like to see the Lincoln film.
Spoiler alert! Stop reading if you don't want to know the ending!!!
Here goes.
You have been warned...
... Lincoln is shot and killed. Close the curtain...
He didn't think it was funny either.
Enjoy the evening.
You have a enjoyable evening too, Boomer!

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#18876 Nov 17, 2012
franko wrote:
<quoted text>do you still play slow pitch?
I played that with a league at work some years ago.
We were about to face the team with the most obnoxious guy ... so we prepared ... we painted a couple of grapefruits white so they looked like the softball. WHen he came up, always gunning for the homerun, we switched balls, and sho enuff he took a mighty swing!!! That grapefruit splattered on every infielder!!! We were all rolling on the ground laughing for a couple of minutes ...
LOL re: the white grapefruit!!! Wish "we" would have thought of that with a couple of teams with arrogant bombers. Priceless!!!

Nah, don't play anymore.

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#18877 Nov 17, 2012
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>And then they kicked him out of office when he was no longer needed
I thought that was just the American way!
;-)

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#18878 Nov 17, 2012
Flower-Child wrote:
<quoted text>true dat! When Clay grab Gemma's face to kiss her I though she was going to throw up, LOL ... I know I would have, LOLOL ... j/k ... well, no not really j/k but you know what I mean ... he's so mean and conniving like you say ... he's out to ruin Jax and the club and that makes me mad ... but I get all riled up and my friends say, "FC ... it's just a show!" hahaaha ...{{{{{JAX!}}}} haha ...

enjoy your Saturday, Quinny! >>smiles<<
Had a lovely day out with my friend. Local arts& crafts fair -- huge! Some cheesy stuff but a lot if beautiful art glass and jewelry and hand hand woven rugs and some quilts. We didn't see the entire thing it was so big.

She has to have her third surgery for a brain tumor, scheduled immediately after Thanksgiving. I cherish all if our moments together.

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#18879 Nov 17, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
Winter sunshine but c-o-l-d! here.
brought Ali to dog run..
hands numb on return, could hardly drive...

El and other animal lovers here,
would like 'your' take on this>

every morning when Ali gets up, I put her out,
and before she goes out, she *insists* in
finding ANYTHING to hold in her mouth, when she sees me, be it an old sock-a ball- a morsel -
a piece of cardboard- broken toy
an old bit of chewed bone > ANYTHING..

I just wonder if it some kind of instinct
and if so, what might be behind it!-

kinda like when a cat brings in a mouse,
isn't it meant to be a trophy and they want to
present it to the master!

El,
Thanks re the poem,
glad you enjoyed it..

I saw you mention movies recently,
I went to see SKYFALL,
very good indeed,

007 hasn't lost his sheen.

Wishing all the regulars here a
pleasant restful wkend.
or their little way of trying to make the owner
feel appreciated!
Good day Grace...or in the case here evening. I have found that my dogs have their own quirks and personalities. I forget if Ali is a lab. If so they do tend to retrieve---anything. My beagle and mix have other patterns and quirks. Sometimes it's the breed and other times it's just the animal.

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#18880 Nov 17, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>In my fevered brain I knew it was on a Saturday! It's been a
weird week for getting it wrong...I can only improve!
Interesting about the horses, thanks.
Not to worry. Selective memory or senior (citizen) moments, take your pick!

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#18881 Nov 17, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>Afternoon Denny...you are so right there, I expect yours are
happier now the cooler weather has arrived.
Went mad baking during this past week...will you join me finishing off these cherry and sultana scones...:)
Did I hear something about scones??

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#18882 Nov 17, 2012
franko wrote:
<quoted text>I heard a joke about the policy of drinking in the British empire, wonder if you ever heard of this ... you can drink "when the sun is over the yardarm" .. but since the British Empire once spanned the globe, the sun was over the yardarm 24x7 .. so that meant you were allowed to drink anytime you felt like it!!!
Was it Jimmy Buffet who said its 5 o'clock somewhere?!

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#18883 Nov 17, 2012
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL re: the white grapefruit!!! Wish "we" would have thought of that with a couple of teams with arrogant bombers. Priceless!!!
Nah, don't play anymore.
AH, those days are behind me as well ...

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#18884 Nov 17, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Was it Jimmy Buffet who said its 5 o'clock somewhere?!
could be ....

There's always a loophole, right?

“Hey, Sarge!”

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Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#18885 Nov 17, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>Was it Jimmy Buffet who said its 5 o'clock somewhere?!
No, that was some country singer!
I agree, it is always 5 o'clock somewhere! Cheers!!!

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Barnet, UK

#18886 Nov 18, 2012
Krypteia wrote:
<quoted text>You know what tony i was just going to say we lost and we need to tighten up in certain parts just so i didn't seem like a bad loser,but god the points you made were spot on the same my mate and i were screaming at the tv.He seemed to spot every English forward pass but missed all the Aussies, as for diving over the ball and in at the side off their feet seemed to miss them as well,as for the scrum he got that wrong a couple of times as well..Still not bad performance for a young team..
The bar in which I watched the game (we don't have Sky) was the same - in uproar over some of the decisions. I know as rugby supporters we are supposed to accept the ref's calls, but some of them were virtually criminal negligence!

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