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Re: File under Miscellaneous: Topics That Don't Deserve A Whole Thread
« Reply #375 on: June 18, 2013, 01:02:07 AM »
^^
Oh that made me laugh Minmom3, thank-you.
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Re: File under Miscellaneous: Topics That Don't Deserve A Whole Thread
« Reply #376 on: June 18, 2013, 03:11:11 PM »
For the longest time, anytime I saw the Hunger Games trailers I thought Effie Trinket was played by Bette Midler.  It was just the way she looked, talked and dressed.  Yeah, I know, the actress looks younger than Ms. Midler but like I said, she just reminded me so much of her.

I saw the movie and frankly she still reminds me of her.

The other day we saw the trailer for Catching Fire and there's a moment where I had to remind myself, again, that it is not Bette Midler but rather Elizabeth Banks.  I think it's the hair, makeup and clothing, in addition to just the way she talks and her mannerisms.
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Re: File under Miscellaneous: Topics That Don't Deserve A Whole Thread
« Reply #377 on: June 21, 2013, 09:07:23 AM »
Not sure where this would go, but billboard misspellings.

The local doc in a box had one expressing their sympathy to the "family's" in Oklahoma.

Last night on my way home, the mall was inventing me in to update my "wardbrode"

And one more, which was obviously intentional and probably part of an ad campaign that was paid for.  I don't remember if it was a technical school, or community college, but the billboard urged passers-by to consider ("hire")* education.   Well, at least o. That one they did catch my Attention....

*in my memory at least, they had hire in quotes on the billboard.

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Re: File under Miscellaneous: Topics That Don't Deserve A Whole Thread
« Reply #378 on: June 21, 2013, 01:28:36 PM »
Major pet peeve - people who use an "'s" to pluralize EVERYTHING. Did they not pay attention in grade school? Do they not proofread?

It's like nails on a chalkboard for me.
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Re: File under Miscellaneous: Topics That Don't Deserve A Whole Thread
« Reply #379 on: June 22, 2013, 12:16:24 AM »
For the longest time, anytime I saw the Hunger Games trailers I thought Effie Trinket was played by Bette Midler.  It was just the way she looked, talked and dressed.  Yeah, I know, the actress looks younger than Ms. Midler but like I said, she just reminded me so much of her.

I saw the movie and frankly she still reminds me of her.

The other day we saw the trailer for Catching Fire and there's a moment where I had to remind myself, again, that it is not Bette Midler but rather Elizabeth Banks.  I think it's the hair, makeup and clothing, in addition to just the way she talks and her mannerisms.

Effie Trinket looks a LOT like the character Bette Midler played in the Witches of Eastwick (if I'm remembering correctly).
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Re: File under Miscellaneous: Topics That Don't Deserve A Whole Thread
« Reply #380 on: June 22, 2013, 08:54:39 PM »
For the longest time, anytime I saw the Hunger Games trailers I thought Effie Trinket was played by Bette Midler.  It was just the way she looked, talked and dressed.  Yeah, I know, the actress looks younger than Ms. Midler but like I said, she just reminded me so much of her.

I saw the movie and frankly she still reminds me of her.

The other day we saw the trailer for Catching Fire and there's a moment where I had to remind myself, again, that it is not Bette Midler but rather Elizabeth Banks.  I think it's the hair, makeup and clothing, in addition to just the way she talks and her mannerisms.

Effie Trinket looks a LOT like the character Bette Midler played in the Witches of Eastwick (if I'm remembering correctly).

You may be thinking of Hocus Pocus.  I don't think Bette was in Witches of Eastwick. 

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Re: File under Miscellaneous: Topics That Don't Deserve A Whole Thread
« Reply #381 on: June 23, 2013, 12:57:26 AM »
Entirely possible.  I just remember some movie or other where Midler's makeup looked very much like Effie Trinket's makeup.
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Re: File under Miscellaneous: Topics That Don't Deserve A Whole Thread
« Reply #383 on: June 25, 2013, 05:22:03 PM »
Mom21's thread about her neighbors got me thinking about something.

How often should you update your wireless password?  Or do you just set it for one thing and just leave it?




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Re: File under Miscellaneous: Topics That Don't Deserve A Whole Thread
« Reply #384 on: June 25, 2013, 05:34:59 PM »
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Re: File under Miscellaneous: Topics That Don't Deserve A Whole Thread
« Reply #385 on: July 03, 2013, 03:58:51 PM »
Some neighbor children have reached the shrieky "I'm being kidnapped or have broken a bone" stage.  Unfortunately it's for just running around and playing normally.

It's sad, but if they were being kidnapped or were seriously injured, I wouldn't be able to tell.  They sound like that from the time they go outside til the time they go inside.


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Re: File under Miscellaneous: Topics That Don't Deserve A Whole Thread
« Reply #386 on: July 03, 2013, 04:10:17 PM »
Presumably they fall into the "worry if they're silent" category of children.

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Re: File under Miscellaneous: Topics That Don't Deserve A Whole Thread
« Reply #387 on: July 03, 2013, 04:17:08 PM »
I hope so.  It doesn't help that one of the shriekers sounds like my youngest sister at that age and she only shrieked if she was hurt.  I'll tell you, my heart did a flip flop when I heard it the first time.

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Re: File under Miscellaneous: Topics That Don't Deserve A Whole Thread
« Reply #388 on: July 03, 2013, 07:17:41 PM »
  What we have is double insurance costs,

I've had jobs at which my insurance premiums were $0 for a single person and quite a bit higher for a married person or family.

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Re: File under Miscellaneous: Topics That Don't Deserve A Whole Thread
« Reply #389 on: July 03, 2013, 10:20:09 PM »
I was at a store today - little girl of uncertain age following around her mother & grandmother (based on what she screamed out when they were out of her sight).  Nothing stopped her from turning right when they turned left - but the moment she realized that they were out of HER sight - she did that high pitched thing that very young kids do....the one that has your ears wanting to bleed....

At the register, she was screeching again - Mom & Grandma were MEAN and didn't let her wander around any more and only bought her ONE toy and.....

I'm wondering if I need to start shopping with ear plugs in my purse in case of small children......

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