Trivia You'll Try Hard to Forget

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June 4th, 2016 at 11:06:29 AM permalink
odiousgambit
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How about a thread on inane trivia?

I can sometimes be in the mood for that

Did you know Jimmy Crack Corn actually has a meaning? Talking about the old American minstrel song's chorus of course. According to Wikipedia, "The chorus can be mystifying to modern listeners, but its straight-forward meaning is that someone is roughly milling ("cracking") the old master's corn in preparation for turning it into hominy or liquor"

What the inner meaning is can be debated, and several paragraphs throw out theories. I like this one: " Pete Seeger, for instance, is said to have maintained that the original lyrics were "gimme cracked corn" and referred to a punishment in which a slave's bacon rations were curtailed" [and (he) don't care]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Crack_Corn

now try hard to forget all this
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June 4th, 2016 at 12:12:17 PM permalink
petroglyph
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Just past noon and already, 108* and rising steadily.
Everyone gets thrown from the plane to maintain altitude
June 4th, 2016 at 12:25:00 PM permalink
rxwine
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What has, glans, a foreskin, erectile tissue and a shaft.

A clitoris.

I suppose the alpha males should think of it as making love to a tiny penis next time they do it.

Hope that helps in the lovemaking department.

: )
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June 4th, 2016 at 1:00:17 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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I thought it referred to the practice of blacks consuming what poor whites did not eat and thus obtaining sufficient b vitamins to stave off mental deterioration then thought to be contagious.
June 4th, 2016 at 1:22:58 PM permalink
petroglyph
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Quote: petroglyph
Just past noon and already, 108* and rising steadily.
1;20 p.m. 111*
Everyone gets thrown from the plane to maintain altitude
June 4th, 2016 at 1:47:57 PM permalink
rxwine
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Only 107 in Death Valley. Where are you Petro, sitting inside an oven?
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June 4th, 2016 at 2:08:05 PM permalink
petroglyph
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Quote: petroglyph
1;20 p.m. 111*
Just breached 112 in the shade, here in Lake Havasu Az. The locals euphemistically say, "this isn't Hell, but...you can see it from here", or "it's a dry heat". But so is an oven.
Everyone gets thrown from the plane to maintain altitude
June 4th, 2016 at 2:36:09 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: petroglyph
Just breached 112 in the shade, here in Lake Havasu Az. The locals euphemistically say, "this isn't Hell, but...you can see it from here", or "it's a dry heat". But so is an oven.


It's where docs would send TB patients
in the early 20th, no humidity so it was
easier to breath. No air in those days, must
have been torture.
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June 4th, 2016 at 4:05:13 PM permalink
DRich
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Only 108 at my house. Just spent 3 hours sitting in the sun reading with a quick dip in the pool every 30 minutes or so. I am one of the few that really don't mind this weather.
June 4th, 2016 at 4:54:30 PM permalink
petroglyph
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Quote: Evenbob
It's where docs would send TB patients
in the early 20th, no humidity so it was
easier to breath. No air in those days, must
have been torture.
My aunt died of TB, in Portland Ore., that was the treatment for her was staying out on the porch in a bed. It gets cold and wet there.

It's 114 and steady.

We have a small pool, this morning the temp in it was 87*. I am trying to acclimate, as more of this weather will be coming later on. The forecasts had said possibly 120, but it doesn't appear like that will happen,,,,,,,,yet.

The record high is often divvy'd up between Havasu, Yuma or Death Valley. We are usually 5* or so hotter than Bullhead city, but not always.

Our pool has been over 92, and it just isn't refreshing to get in it when it's that temp.
Everyone gets thrown from the plane to maintain altitude
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