Yeah, look at that Jesus fellow: He had a beard and was a layabout, beatnik and rabble-rouser. They had to execute him to keep the peace.
Beards were banned in Albania altogether under Communism.
In 15th century England facial hair was considered effeminate; it was only introduced by Henry VIII who copied the beard worn by the King of France. His courtiers all copied the fashion, and he then promptly introduced a Beard Tax on anything over 2 days growth.
Another type of beard coming back into fashion:
That limit on entering events is probably a good idea, but I bet it would have very little effect overall. I doubt there are more than a handful of people, and probably only from larger countries, that it could apply to. But it also might mean limiting a country’s ability to win medals. So I dunno.
Of course it would only have a small effect, but it would give a chance to a few more people who have spent their entire young lives training for a moment that only comes every 4 years.
Is there anything currently showing new episodes on prime time? I thought that wouldn’t be happening for a month or so.
You could be right. I don’t watch the local networks’ prime time lineups. But I assumed that things were different this year because of the writers strike and also because I watch Monk and Psych on USA Network and they have been airing new episodes for over a month now.
To my knowledge, you can get banned from posting, but not from viewing…
Rather than banning people from PD, I suggest you lock them from viewing anything BUT PD, if they get out of line. Make the punishment fit the crime! :lol:
Boones is closest to any type of wine selection. :?
Though rediculously far away from the Portuguese 6 grapes port I drink.
You get good n ripped sipping at this delicious fortified wine… similar to wiskey and ice.
A sweet honey wine I make that tastes like Boones sweetness, with a extra level of kick. Is another option that can, possibly convert a few to the “Boones” vote
I was up at 3am then (guess why?), and saw Nightline bring a live report about the miners being saved. Actually, I came in the middle of it, and thought it was an old video of the PA rescue. A couple was standing there saying that they got a call and rushed over, but couldn’t see the individuals because they needed to be checked. Nothing specific was being said. I wondered: is this real? Could they be dead and they don’t want to break the horrible news? I was informed the next day that they only found 1 alive, in critical condition. What is his status?
I hardly think the situation is laughable. They were intending to give great news about a near disaster, that in actuality turned out to be false. I would shame them if they rushed HORRIBLE news, which seems to be the standard for most news these days.
Yea, I remember those days too.Â The best game out there was a text based Star Trek game called Space Wars because of possible copyright infringement.Â It took about one minute to make a single move or fire a torpeedo.Â If you warped into a sector with more than two Klingon ships, you’d better use phasers and knock them out in a single salvo or you may not get a second chance.
We had that game on our high school PDP-8 computer. The key was to do a scan of the entire universe so you knew where the klingon’s were. We had a grid made the represented that universive size, and could determine the number of units to warp to each occupied space. Also used photon torpedos to pick off individual klingon ships instead of phasers that used lots of power.
I believe we did clear the galaxy once, but it was a lot of work to do so!