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Forum: Miscellaneous 11-10-2023, 04:15 AM
Replies: 191
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Posted By Nate the Great
Ron Dante is still alive!...

Ron Dante is still alive! (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Dante)

Who's Ron Dante? He's the songwriter and lead singer for The Archies!

YouTube playlist
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Forum: Miscellaneous 10-07-2023, 09:46 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 376,392
Posted By Nate the Great
TOS costume designer William Ware Theiss invented...

TOS costume designer William Ware Theiss invented the "Cochrane Delta" Starfleet emblem!
...
Forum: Miscellaneous 10-06-2023, 05:14 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 376,392
Posted By Nate the Great
Glynis Johns is not only alive but she turned 100...

Glynis Johns is not only alive but she turned 100 yesterday!

You will of course remember her as Mrs. Banks in Mary Poppins.
Forum: Miscellaneous 12-27-2022, 01:17 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 376,392
Posted By Nate the Great
As a Rankin-Bass fan I was shocked to learn that...

As a Rankin-Bass fan I was shocked to learn that Bass only died this year! (Rankin died in 2014).
Forum: Miscellaneous 10-24-2022, 01:35 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 376,392
Posted By Nate the Great
I didn't know that Year Without A Santa Claus was...

I didn't know that Year Without A Santa Claus was originally a poem. Well, it was, and one time Boris Karloff narrated it (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPQImLIl6XI).


It's also amazing how...
Forum: Miscellaneous 10-01-2022, 03:09 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 376,392
Posted By Nate the Great
Kai Winn was only in 14 episodes!...

Kai Winn was only in 14 episodes! (https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Winn_Adami)


That was a shock to me. Furthermore, she wasn't in a single Season 4 episode.
Forum: Miscellaneous 09-21-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 376,392
Posted By Nate the Great
Weird Al picked Daniel Radcliffe to play him in...

Weird Al picked Daniel Radcliffe to play him in the biopic (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXePG4PAUlA) because of Radcliffe's performance of "The Elements Song....
Forum: Miscellaneous 09-06-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 376,392
Posted By Nate the Great
Frank Drake of The Drake Equation only died a few...

Frank Drake of The Drake Equation only died a few days ago!


The Drake Equation calculates the number of interstellar civilizations in the galaxy. The real version is

...
Forum: Miscellaneous 08-21-2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 376,392
Posted By Nate the Great
The Blackberry range of cellphones was named...

The Blackberry range of cellphones was named because the keys looked like the drupelets of a blackberry.



And the second amazing thing that I learned today is the word "drupelet", meaning a...
Forum: Miscellaneous 08-10-2022, 12:45 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 376,392
Posted By Nate the Great
Characters from the Land of Make Believe (Mister...

Characters from the Land of Make Believe (Mister Rogers) cameoed on Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7pKiKzWQo0)


So if Mister Rogers coexist with Carmen...
Forum: Miscellaneous 07-14-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 376,392
Posted By Nate the Great
For TV Tropes reasons I was wandering around...

For TV Tropes reasons I was wandering around Memory Alpha looking at guest stars who portrayed both human and alien characters. What did I discover? Phil Morris...
Forum: Miscellaneous 03-30-2022, 04:06 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 376,392
Posted By Nate the Great
There's been a vaccine for chicken pox for over...

There's been a vaccine for chicken pox for over twenty years!


As someone who suffered through it, this is a shock to me.
Forum: Miscellaneous 03-29-2022, 02:15 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 376,392
Posted By Nate the Great
They actually made a movie...

They actually made a movie (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marry_Me_(2022_film)#cite_note-4) out of the webcomic Marry Me...
Forum: Miscellaneous 02-05-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 376,392
Posted By Nate the Great
How Pokeballs work....

How Pokeballs work. (https://www.cracked.com/article_32567_pokemon-legends-arceus-finally-reveals-how-pokeballs-work.html)


Like many others, I always assume that the things simply held Pokemon...
Forum: Miscellaneous 01-25-2022, 02:43 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 376,392
Posted By Nate the Great
Why is the hook on the end of a tape measure...

Why is the hook on the end of a tape measure always loose?


Today I found out. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9kMAM7nIKs) Consider my mind blown.
Forum: Miscellaneous 12-24-2021, 02:16 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 376,392
Posted By Nate the Great
Brad Jones AKA The Cinema Snob turned 40 on the...

Brad Jones AKA The Cinema Snob turned 40 on the 20th!


I thought he was years older than me, not mere months.
Forum: Miscellaneous 12-24-2021, 02:01 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 376,392
Posted By Nate the Great
So I've seen those little gnomes with their hats...

So I've seen those little gnomes with their hats covering their eyes before, but today I learned that the holiday variety have been deemed "Gonks."



I'm not a fan of them, at least in a...
Forum: Miscellaneous 11-26-2021, 03:38 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 376,392
Posted By Nate the Great
So I'm watching the CinemaSins review of The...

So I'm watching the CinemaSins review of The Fugitive (one of the few R-rated movies that I've seen, mainly because I didn't know it was R-rated at the time), and this "Sykes" character looked...
Forum: Miscellaneous 11-21-2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 376,392
Posted By Nate the Great
So I'm a big fan of turn-of-the century alt rock,...

So I'm a big fan of turn-of-the century alt rock, but today I learned that there's actually a distinct term for this: minivan rock. YouTube playlist...
Forum: Miscellaneous 11-08-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 376,392
Posted By Nate the Great
For some reason Picard has two versions of a...

For some reason Picard has two versions of a Shakespeare omnibus in his ready room. (https://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/database/shakespeare_books.htm#other)



And he gave one of them to Data...
Forum: Miscellaneous 10-10-2021, 03:52 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 376,392
Posted By Nate the Great
My parents were big fans of MASH, so of course I...

My parents were big fans of MASH, so of course I knew about the spinoff AfterMASH. The amazing thing that I learned today is that Rosalind Chao was one of the stars of it, and she married Klinger!
Forum: Miscellaneous 09-27-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 376,392
Posted By Nate the Great
You can only survive in a Bag of Holding for ten...

You can only survive in a Bag of Holding for ten minutes before you suffocate!


So the D&D nerds have actually discussed what happens if you put living objects in a BOH, or pull one over your...
Forum: Miscellaneous 08-03-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 376,392
Posted By Nate the Great
Steven Spielberg is making a new version of West...

Steven Spielberg is making a new version of West Side Story! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZhAdfMCb9s)


I don't know how to feel about this. Was the original movie so good that it can't be...
Forum: Miscellaneous 08-02-2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 376,392
Posted By Nate the Great
I thought I knew about all the mainline Mario...

I thought I knew about all the mainline Mario games and their ports, but today I learned about Super Mario Bros. Special (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txcEMPakkPg).


It's sort of a port of...
Forum: Miscellaneous 08-01-2021, 02:56 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 376,392
Posted By Nate the Great
One of my favorite DS9 episodes is "The Sound of...

One of my favorite DS9 episodes is "The Sound of Her Voice", and the amazing thing that I learned today is that the Olympia has never been assigned a starship class, even in the expanded universe. ...
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