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  1. mctiger

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    Getting drunk doesn't make you forget, but it does interfere with your brain's ability to form short term memories.
     
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    mctiger RIP, and thanks for the music Staff Member

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    Glad we dropped the bomb so we didn't have to invade Japan with troops, stink bombs would have killed us.
     
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    Charles King was a DEMOCRAT for sure.
     
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    The Watuga Settlement located at the North Carolina Tennessee border was first to declare independence from England before the American colonies did in 1776. See below.

    The Watauga Settlement was the first community established in North Carolina's western frontier and holds the distinction of being perhaps the first American settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains. In the mid-1700s a mixture of English, Highland Scot, and Scotch-Irish pioneers came to the Watauga River Valley, bringing with them a strong sense of self-reliance and a fierce desire for self-government. In fact, these hardy settlers temporarily established one of the first self-governing political bodies to emerge in the American colonies. The settlers' energetic ability to defend their territory helped maintain the integrity of North Carolina's western border during the revolutionary period and advanced the cause of European settlement in the mountainous regions.
     
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    Kiki, I've said many times I didn't vote for Biden and I'm not a Democrat. But every time I say something you don't like you go back to assuming I'm a flaming lib out to distroy America.
     
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    Destroy. Can't blame me for thinking that because of what you post. OK you are not flaming
     
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    Dolly Parton once lost a "Dolly look alike" contest to a drag queen
     
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    You homophobe!
     
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    Today is the anniversary of the premiere of the '60's TV series, Batman. Some Batman LKF:
    Batman and Robin, of course, never used lethal force in apprehending the bad guys. A total of 3 villains died in the series, one by falling into the atomic reactor in the Batcave, and 2 mobster-types who attempted to shoot Batman and accidentally shot each other. Catwoman appeared to fall to her death twice, and Joker simply disappeared and was presumed dead at the conclusion of multiple episodes, but each came back as if nothing had happened.

    There were a total of 88 different comic-book style cards, with words like Pow! and Bam!, that appeared on screen during fight scenes. The word "Kapow!" appeared most frequently; 54 time, followed by "Pow!!" and "Boff!" at 53 each.

    Batman creator Bob Kane was close to killing off the comic book series due to poor sales when the TV show debuted. Despite its different tone (campy and colorful as opposed to the dark and serious comic books), the TV show revived interest in the comic books, and Kane continued the series.

    Burgess Meredith developed his distinctive Penquin squawk to avoid coughing from his cigarettes; he had quit smoking decades earlier.

    The Batcave entrance set was on the exact spot where the gates of Skull Island were constructed for the classic movie, King Kong, more than 30 years before.

    Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin), Frank Gorshin (The Riddler), and Burgess Meredith (Penguin) all recorded songs based on their characters during the series run.

    Of the main 3 crime fighters (Batman, Robin and Batgirl) and the four main arch criminals (Penquin, Joker, Riddler and Catwoman) the only character that did not have a distinctive musical theme for their on-screen entrances was Robin.

    Most story lines were written for 2 episodes with a "deathtrap cliffhanger" in which one or more of the heroes would be trapped in some deadly device by the villain at the end of episode 1, and escape early in episode 2. The only story line that did not involve a deathtrap was a single episode story in the final season, although Bruce and Dick are kidnapped.
     
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