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January 27, 2017

Eggzactly Correct Results

Because I'm really a good egg.

You Are Easygoing

You're not one to make waves or even assert yourself unless it's important. You prefer to let things take their course.

You tend to follow the path of least resistance, as long as it won't make you unhappy. You don't have the energy for stress or drama.

You are a true friend, and you are always there for those around you. You are good company.

You are a bit old fashioned and very well mannered. You don't need to spill your guts to everyone you meet. 


January 26, 2017

January 20, 2017

Hail to the Chief

Hail to the Chief we have chosen for the nation,
Hail to the Chief! We salute him, one and all.
Hail to the Chief, as we pledge cooperation
In proud fulfillment of a great, noble call.

Yours is the aim to make this grand country grander,
This you will do, that's our strong, firm belief.
Hail to the one we selected as commander,
Hail to the President! Hail to the Chief!

January 10, 2017


From the site:

How To Play:
Think about a movie
Answer about 30 questions
Filmillion will guess the movie.

While you're there, read the About Game section where it explains how the website came into being, based upon an actual machine that was put into a cinema but was not a commercial success.

I had been looking for the movie The Genius Club (see post directly below this one) and tried it with the site. I actually stumped it...but the movie was "unknown" to them (and unknown to millions of theater goers, too, apparently). I then tried Dr. Strangelove and it guessed it within 30 questions!

What Is My Movie?


From the site:

Describe a movie

Use your own words, or search with titles, actors, directors, genres etc. We find movies for you to watch.

Search tips

Describe any aspect of the movie content you are looking for, and we will find the best movies for you.
Search for example:

find all Harry Potter movies
find me James Bond movies with Sean Connery
show me parody films scifi movie about space battles and laser guns
eastwood protecting the president
romantic scifi movie comedy in hawaii
ridley scott columbus expedition

Search by typing exact movie quotes using quotations marks:
"may the force be with you"

Best way to find actors is to use full name with quotation marks.

I stumbled across this site while trying to think of the movie The Genius Club (which I had reviewed a few yrs. back, but since I couldn't remember the title, couldn't find it using the Blogger search feature). I plugged in "Geniuses hostages printer ink" and the name popped up right away!

January 7, 2017

Politics, Religion and Food

I just got through reading an article linked to on Facebook - I won't link to it in this post because that's not the gist of this rant - but it was how we (people) should have a more plant-based diet.  I wouldn't disagree with that, but articles like that always start off some vicious arguments and there were plenty under the piece.  I've found that often the comments are more entertaining than the article.

That's something I've noticed since I've been online for these last 17+ years;  of course, politics and religion have always sparked some contentious debate, a long time before there were forums and message boards, but I'd say the next most hotly discussed topic is food. (and movies, TV shows and music would be close behind)

In fact, one of the first times I was ever savaged online was in a chat room and someone mentioned they were making a pineapple upside-down cake.  I mentioned that I don't care for pineapple and I was attacked before they let me explain that I have an allergy to pineapple, that it makes my throat itch. (as do several other tropical fruits, such as kiwi fruit, papaya, and sometimes oranges)

The next time I saw a "food fight" break out was over whether to put chili in beans.  The recipe said "real Texans" would never dream of it.  Personally, I don't care for beans in my chili, but I'm also a "real Texan" and enough of one to not stick my nose into someone's business - if they want to put beans in their chili, then that's fine with me.  If they invited me to dinner and their chili had beans in it, I am also enough of a Texan to not criticize my host.  No, I'd eat it and probably would ask for seconds.

(funny - I don't really like beans in my chili, but I put a can of chili - Texas Wolf Brand - when I make beans)

I recently saw a dispute over goulash, of all things.  The recipe wasn't even titled "Hungarian" but the comments got heated over just what was "authentic".    Call it what you like, call me ignorant for calling it that, but just don't call me late for supper!

I can semi-understand arguing about politics and religion, esp. if someone insults your candidate/party or your faith, but to argue about food?  Ridiculous.  I wish I could draw - I'd make a graphic of God wearing an Obama t-shirt while eating a cheeseburger as He was kicking Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi down to Hell along with the Muslims.

That way I could piss off the Republicans, the vegans, the gays, the Democrats, and the radical Islamists in one fell swoop.

I might even draw Him with a pistol stuck in His belt, just to piss off the gun-grabbers.

The Other Side of the World

Find out where the other side of the world is from your location at antipodr
According to the website, the other side of the world from here is in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

other side of the world

Which means that, even if I dug a really deep hole, I wouldn't wind up in China.