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Post by Amigoo » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:22 am

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/picture-galler ... 965048001/

"Rubber ducks are dropped into the Chicago River to start the 14th Annual Ducky Derby"
"The charity event helps to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois."

:scratch: The ducks were gathered after the race, but one ducky may have escaped! :bana: Who can tell?
Did they count the dopping (or plump or paddling or badling or flush or raft or sord or team or twack)? :roll:
https://www.quora.com/What-is-a-group-of-ducks-called

:cheers: Perfect setting for a children's book (sample title): "The Duck That Swam Over the Chicago River"
Make it a contest and vote for the best story! All books sales could go to the Special Olympics :!:

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:33 am

:cheers: Perfect setting for a children's book (sample title):
"The Duck That Swam Over the Chicago River"
:idea: Using the sample title for inspiration ...
that lucky ducky may have had an ET Moment,
rising into the air at the end of the race. :roll

8) I see the movie already ...

The special duck hears the geese beginning to fly south for the winter
and he knew that he could be the next Great Gander of the sky!
His moment of extreme inspiration arrives near the finish line -
he lifts into the air with duck wings stretched wide and proud.

:bounce: Final moments ...

He settles into position at the rear of the flock, already in V-formation.
Quickly they acknowledge his determination and great ability,
permitting him to advance forward to the lead position.

"Honk!" he shouts, then wonders with amazement:
"What happened to 'Quack!'" ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:57 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... perts.html

"Everyone from celebrities to royals are wearing white trainers for all occasions
"Once considered the most informal type of footwear, they are seen everywhere
"But etiquette experts gently warn they might not be welcome at every event"

:roll Perfect accessory to my one white glove (or vice versa) that I've been savin'.
(I haven't worn the glove yet because I haven't learned those dance steps) :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:03 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... oying.html

8) And this is documented in the Advanced Learner's Dictionary:
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dic ... en-you-die.

:idea: Another one: https://www.foxnews.com/us/maine-driver ... cross-road
The driver in back, honking their horn, wanting you to run over those ducks. :shock:

:scratch: But I thought peeves were invented so you'd know when life was perfect.
Always got a peeve? Not to worry! "Then you ... " (don't) ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:25 pm

:duh Another peeve: https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.ph ... -hong-kong

The best view of a military parade is not from the back of stopped traffic. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:00 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... d-PDA.html

:scratch: Who knows what "PDA" means (it's explained in a photo sub-title)?

(years ago I owned a Personal Digital Assistant ...
but see that Harry and Meghan are not texting each other) :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:48 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -risk.html

"Vegan pet owners who use meat-free food for their cats and dogs
are putting their animals' health at serious risk and starving them of nutrients"

:idea: For these pets, evolutionary nutrition cannot be denied ... apparently.
Give that faux meat to pigs (or alligators) and see how they respond. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:39 am

Re: https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-08-08/ ... eed-canada

"There will be no alcohol in these cannabis-infused beverages... Where there may be drinks that taste like beer,
like a dealcoholized beer. This will be a whole range of different beverages and cannabis will be the active ingredient"

:scratch: Who knew :?: :!: There's faux beer :!:
:scratch: How to keep children from drinking non-alcoholic beer (with weed)? :roll:

:idea: With marijuana not being a health food (non-THC hemp seeds are nutritious),
proliferation of marijuana seems destined to degrade civilizations (IMO), :shock:
considering the serious science studies of long-term use.

:scratch: Is the commercial value of marijuana causing promoters (including governments)
to "look the other way"? Behavior that parallels 5G cell phone promotion? ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:03 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... mates.html

"So how did Epstein succeed in hanging himself in a bare cell with paper-like sheets, no light fixture,
no bars and no other items transformable into an 'instrument of death'" :?: :!:

:idea: If he worked really fast, he might have rolled strips of the paper sheets into paper strings
that could be twisted into a paper rope. :o

Later, the paper rope was assumed to be part of a biodegradable mop and discarded
after he was taken from the cell. But with so few possibilities for his hanging,
a jail worker might be "found" who left an "instrument" in the cell. :roll:

:scratch: Considering circumstances and potential players, even a "1964 Warren Commission"
would not be sufficiently revealing of the short-term events in that tiny apartment. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:50 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2019/08/1 ... xp-vpx.hln

"A Georgia Southern quarterback was arrested, and subsequently released, after police
mistook bird poop for cocaine after saying they stopped the college athlete for speeding." :o

:idea: Having to clean bird poop off my car, parked under trees all year long,
requires the most creative of my imaginations to even suspect
that white bird poop might be cocaine :!:

Maybe the police needed a believable excuse for the arrest. ;)
(a bird poop demo at the police station is advised) :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:20 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/12/europe/b ... index.html

"Sex booths first appeared in the city of Utrecht in the Netherlands in the mid-1980s,
and the concept has subsequently spread to multiple European cities." :o

"The mayor of Berlin's central Mitte district has proposed installing 'Verichtungsboxen' --
booths where prostitutes can meet clients -- in the airport site, a bid to improve the safety
of the city's sex workers... include drive-in booths, where customers can meet sex workers."

:idea: Apparently, the drive-in booths do not permit walk-ins - arrival on wheels is necessary
(skates, skateboards, bicycles, and motorcycles are "wheels"). ;)

:scratch: Who can tell :?: :!: These booths might be a safe place to work on your laptop,
make business calls, watch a mid-day movie drive-in style, or snooze. 8)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:51 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/dunk ... 019-august

"Dunkin' bringing back pumpkin spice long before summer ends"

[comment] "So basically cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. NO pumpkin involved at all.
Sooo tired of the whole 'pumpkin spice' thing." :roll:

:idea: Fascinating observation! ... since the "pumpkin" is all in your mind
(association with the many pumpkin treats of the Fall season). ;)
Therefore, a Pumpkin Spice Cookie needs no pumpkin. :shock:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:33 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... ealed.html

"Meghan Markle's birthday cake was a layered carrot sponge
created at the bakery she handpicked to feature in Vogue"

:idea: Probably not THE recipe but looks very tasty with excellent instructions:
https://www.taniaskitchen.co.nz/carrot- ... -frosting/ :roll

Brandy is dandy if you're hosting your own "Frogmore" soirée. ;)
For less formality, rename the cake to "Layman's Carrot Sponge"
(alludes to "not of royalty") :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:11 am

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/par ... 985793001/

:idea: Easy gender comprehension chart but missing some categories: :roll:
"Previous Gender Expression ------- >"
"Financially Attracted to -------- >"
"None of the Above --------- >"
"All of the Above -------- >"

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:48 pm

Re: https://nypost.com/2019/08/12/jeffrey-e ... et-source/

While the object seems to be identified, how (and who) it was used is still controversial.
But the bottom line is obvious: It was not important that Epstein remain alive. :roll:

Case closed!

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:03 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/12/health/d ... index.html

"The man was having surgery to remove a harmless lump in his abdominal wall,
but the operating team neglected to take out his dentures before the operation."

So ... even the anesthesiologist didn't notice the dentures :!: Unbelievable :!:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:13 pm

Re: https://www.ajc.com/business/grannies-r ... XI6CfD9kL/

"The elderly are actually signing up for Eats couriers"

The 80 (or whatever) on their Nikes is their age :?: :!:
Number 99 probably gets the most business (and tips!)
... since retirement is forced at 100. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:47 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... -door.html

"Chef slams people who hang towels on the oven door handle
and dishcloths over the kitchen tap instead of keeping them under the sink" :shock:

:idea: If those cloths are so germ-laden they should be laundered after one day's use
(or at least allowed to dry somewhere before goin' to the laundry bin). ;)

:scratch: How do those hidden towels arrive once your hands are wet?
Isn't this why paper towels were invented (discarded after use)?
What :?: :!: You use them again before discarding them? :roll:

Not to worry - you're the chef of your own kitchen :!:
When Chef Slam pays you, things would be different.

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:05 pm

Re: https://nationalpost.com/health/orthore ... ean-eating

"'Orthorexia' vying for classification as mental disorder as more people become obsessed with 'clean eating'"

"At its extreme, adherents shun all sugar, all carbs, all dairy, all meat and animal products,
gluten, starch, pesticides, herbicides — anything that isn’t natural, organic or 'clean.'" :o

:idea: Of course! Eliminate critical nutrients and a real disorder occurs (with mental repercussions) :!:

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:36 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/health/californ ... eball-game

:idea: With choking always a possibility in these contests, it's reckless to keep doing this. :roll:
What's the "contest"? Seeing who can survive this body self-punishment :?: :!:

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:12 pm

Re: https://news.yahoo.com/playing-god-japa ... 40106.html

"The android Kannon, based on the Buddhist deity of mercy, preaches sermons at Kodaiji temple in Kyoto,
and its human colleagues predict that with artificial intelligence it could one day acquire unlimited wisdom." :roll:

:idea: Is it possible? Humans are losing the ability to know what it means to be human?
That acquired robotic "wisdom" can never be experiential human wisdom! :roll:

:scratch: Who knew :?: :!: AI could become the Great Oz of the 21st Century!
(never let AI Toto pull open the curtain): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZR64EF3OpA

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:11 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/arti ... d-you.html

"Researchers from the University of Leeds analysed 25 fans of the city's soccer team over three Championship games.
"They found the supporters' heart rates increased by around 64 per cent, with some peaking at 130 beats per minute (bpm).
"This 'workout' is equivalent to going on a brisk walk for an hour-and-a-half, the scientists claimed."

:scratch: Somehow, a fast-beating heart with a stationary butt (enlarging with game snacks) doesn't translate as "exercise".
Otherwise, just consider all of the TV/movies/video games that can be watched in the name of "exercise" :!:
(you'll need a doctor's prescription to convince your partner or parents) :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:51 am

Re: https://www.studyfinds.org/study-live-l ... every-day/

"It’s important to consume a variety of different flavonoid compounds found in different plant based food and drink.
This is easily achievable through the diet: one cup of tea, one apple, one orange, 100g of blueberries, and 100g of broccoli
would provide a wide range of flavonoid compounds and over 500mg of total flavonoids"

"As for why these foods may be so beneficial, Dr. Bondonno says that flavonoids have anti-inflammatory effects
and can improve blood vessel function."

:idea: Not necessarily one meal, but if you have a blender ... :roll:
steam the broccoli but blend the rest (with green tea). ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:42 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/oliv ... -instantly

"Gratuity is not included – but is always appreciated. A gratuity may be left with cash or credit card when using a Pasta Pass.
"Beverages are also not included in the Pass benefits. One redemption per restaurant visit. Each meal is for one person (may not be shared).
"Pass is not a gift card and is not reloadable; is non-transferable without permission, holds no value amount paid ... is non-refundable.

:idea: Both Nine Weeks and Lifetime Passes look like good deals! ... despite the restrictions.
Maybe some of the pasta can be taken home if you're diabetic and need to count carbs. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:58 am

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/15/tech/vir ... index.html

"Virgin Galactic named the downstairs lounge area 'Gaia', the Greek word for Earth."

:idea: Well ... except for the shapes, the lounge looks similar to a modern airport lounge. :roll:
What would really identify this lounge as a "spaceport" is real or illusory absence of gravity.
... and more wall space with outer space scenes (permanent or projected). :roll

A glass floor around the bar with special lighting, etc., underneath could create no-gravity illusion.

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