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by trackstar
Yesterday, 12:14 pm
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Topic: trackstar's Needle Exchange
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Either term is fine; "Snitch" has a stronger flavor.

Here is the Hollywood Blacklist (1946-1960) - not one of the best inventions of the 20th century.

Particularly tragic for the "Hollywood Ten" and many others, but look at that list of "Red Channels" - many interesting names there too.
by trackstar
Yesterday, 11:52 am
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Topic: trackstar's Needle Exchange
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" in·form·ant /inˈfôrmənt/ Learn to pronounce noun a person who gives information to another. another term for  informer . a person from whom a linguist or anthropologist obtains information about language, dialect, or culture. Katherine Hepburn Orson Welles ... Hollywood had its own Blacklist, but...
by trackstar
Yesterday, 1:51 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Gender codes for progressive software
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Gender codes for progressive software

Actually, I think there is something intrinsically wrong with the missionary position, but that may be a discussion for another day. A discussion like that would certainly liven things up around here! And it's always good to listen to experts! Maybe I should have said "theoretically" rather than "i...
by trackstar
Yesterday, 12:23 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Gender codes for progressive software
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Gender codes for progressive software

It's a nice list and mind boggling diversity these days. I would add: Genders: Male Female Pronouns: We, Us, Ours You, You, Yours and I realize you are talking about gender only, but arguably for an extended list concerning gender and preferences: Bisexual Heterosexual  Homosexual from a simpler tim...
by trackstar
August 13th, 2020, 3:30 am
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Topic: trackstar's Needle Exchange
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Please, no snide remarks.
How is the Free Speech Union coming along these days?

First you tell us George Orwell was an informant and now we can’t make snide remarks...?

Who was the most memorable character in Animal Farm?
by trackstar
August 12th, 2020, 8:07 pm
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Topic: trackstar's Needle Exchange
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On a mountain and meteor adventure and would you believe, there is a town called Wilmot up here.

Somehow it lost a “t” along the way, but here’s proof.

The question is, given the existence of the Wilmot Flat Hunt Club, is there a Wilmot Curved Hunt Club? And what would it look like/do?
by trackstar
August 12th, 2020, 3:38 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3606
Views: 193689

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

very exciting race, yawn. www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgBzy9MoL0Q I was going to answer that the way it deserved to be answered, but decided to self-censor. Here is a song for both of you - perfect for the mean streets of W Forum. : D Born Under a Bad Sign - Albert King You can find it for yourselves o...
by trackstar
August 11th, 2020, 1:54 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3606
Views: 193689

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

That sounds like half of a perfectly good bet (and a festive occasion!), but what is my obligation if something goes pear shaped along the way?
I guess we would stock up on the Cristal and make some high end Molotov Cocktails then. : D

Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
by trackstar
August 11th, 2020, 1:02 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3606
Views: 193689

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

OK - so the seemingly brain dead shenanigans about the payroll taxes may simply be Stephen Moore’s plan to abolish social security. One might think that a president being entirely dependent on the votes from uneducated white old men would shy away from such policies, but it would fit into the incre...
by trackstar
August 4th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Call of the Wild - for Creatures of All Kinds
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Call of the Wild - for Creatures of All Kinds

“What happens if it rains in the dark?”
— Cuchulainn

“When it rains look for rainbows, when it's dark look for stars”
― Oscar Wilde
by trackstar
August 3rd, 2020, 9:51 pm
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Topic: Call of the Wild - for Creatures of All Kinds
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Call of the Wild - for Creatures of All Kinds

“Skinny legs! ... I got skinny legs!” Haha.  Well, there's that and also I realize that Rascal would probably "like" these frogs.  Crunch, crunch. : Q But I think developing hunting skills can wait a bit, especially for an omnivore. Lots of foraging options on the menu and we'll spare the little fr...
by trackstar
August 3rd, 2020, 8:06 pm
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Topic: Call of the Wild - for Creatures of All Kinds
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Call of the Wild - for Creatures of All Kinds

After heavy rain last week, six small frogs showed up in the cellar here.  I am moving them out to a local marsh/pond today.
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Might be Northern Leopard Frogs
by trackstar
August 3rd, 2020, 7:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Call of the Wild - for Creatures of All Kinds
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Call of the Wild - for Creatures of All Kinds

To move a discussion of wildlife and wildlife rehabilitation from the x? thread in Brainteasers to a more appropriate habitat.
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Wildlife Conservation, Environmental Activism, and discussions of any and all Species are also welcome here.
by trackstar
August 3rd, 2020, 7:49 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: x?
Replies: 36
Views: 1271

Re: x?

Go to a certified rehabber, of course! Haha! Well, naturally I would provide the most luxurious terrarium, daily menus for fine insect dining, and plenty of room for exercise and relaxation under shady ferns and so forth. But once the creature adjusts and grows strong, it would be released back int...
by trackstar
August 3rd, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: x?
Replies: 36
Views: 1271

Re: x?

Caution is advised when flipping cats and witches, even with your best gloves.

The good (bad) witch -> bad (good) witch might decide to flip you in return!
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Then what would you do? : D
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