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Old 11-03-2010, 12:36 AM   #166
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Yeah, you're in the black sheep/prodigal son club.
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:18 AM   #167
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American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served first class.

We need something like that today so we can jump start the economy during this recession, like they did back in the day. Or was the recession in 88? I don't know I was 0 or -1 then.
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:51 AM   #168
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Or was the recession in 88? I don't know I was 0 or -1 then.
Please... Don't write things like that... You make me feel old... I was 20 at that time...
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:43 PM   #169
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Daniel Inouye has represented Hawaii for it's entire existance as a state. (4 years as Representative, the rest as Senator).
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:06 PM   #170
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Just listened to a speaker who used the phrase "you know" 91 times in 15 minutes. That's six times a minute!

I didn't bother counting the "like"s.
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:26 AM   #171
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The sum of any two opposite sides of a dice equals seven.
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:24 PM   #172
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I'm not really big on pedantry but it's almost a fun fact on its own that the word 'dice', despite the way it is often used, is actually a plural. The sum of any two opposite sides of a die equals seven.
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:35 PM   #173
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Since we're pickin' on the capn - Some dice also have more than 6 sides.
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:27 PM   #174
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When throwing dice in a game of craps, you are always one facing side away from a seven.
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:20 PM   #175
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Interesting observation.
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:32 PM   #176
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But not exactly, now that I think about it: if you throw two sixes or two ones, a probability of 1 to 18, you are not one side away. In any other combination, you are one side away.

This is why the casinos let you throw the dice... although they don't let you roll the roulette ball.
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:23 PM   #177
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:11 AM   #178
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Both English and Latin have the phrase "the die is cast" ("Alea iacta est"). In both cases, they can refer either to a cube for gambling being thrown or the hardening of molten metal in a mold.

However, in both languages the phrase is most often used allegorically to refer to events which have passed a point of no return.
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:48 AM   #179
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"The sum of any two opposite sides of a die equals seven." [Rhiane]

Instead of die being the singular, I think it should be douse.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:22 PM   #180
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Brain storming @ Walt Disney. The best job on earth.

Walt Disney originally had different names in mind for Mickey Mouse and Goofy: Mortimer and Dippy Dawg, respectively



Dwarf names that didn't make the cut: Scrappy, Doleful, Crabby, Wistful, Dumpy, Soulful, Tearful, Snappy, Helpful, Gaspy, Gloomy, Busy, Dirty, Awful, Dizzy, Shifty, and Biggy-Wiggy.
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