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Overwatch Molly Fender in Hero Pools Update – June 8

2020.06.08 20:20 blue_trackerbot Overwatch Molly Fender in Hero Pools Update – June 8

General Discussion » Hero Pools Update – June 8

Molly Fender

Hello everyone,
We have a new update to share regarding Hero Pools. We’ve been listening to your feedback and constantly iterating on the feature behind the scenes. We initially implemented Hero Pools to address issues with stagnating metas and to keep match-ups exciting and fresh. However, we’ve found that the introduction of Experimental Card and increased hero balance updates has helped us work towards a healthy, changing meta in Competitive Play without needing to disable heroes.
Going forward, we’ve decided to make the following changes to Hero Pools starting immediately:
  • Hero Pools will be removed indefinitely from Competitive Play, with no tentative date for re-implementation.
  • Beginning June 13, the Overwatch League will utilize a single Hero Pool for the first two weeks of each tournament cycle, which consists of three weeks of qualifier matches and a tournament weekend featuring bracket play. Hero Pools will not be used for the week before each tournament or during tournament bracket play. Read more information here.
We appreciate your continued feedback and thank you all for your patience as we’ve iterated on Hero Pools.
https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/overwatch/t/hero-pools-update-%E2%80%93-june-8/512780/1
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2020.04.21 14:30 BLM4442 2021 rumour MEGATHREAD.

In theory, the 2021 lineup will be the same as the 2020 lineup, however, we don't know that yet. Here is a collection of artists that could be on the 2021 lineup.
(A-Z)
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A word from the festival.
This will be updated gradually. Stay safe everyone and see you all on the farm in 2021!!!
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2020.04.19 20:08 CozyGhosty It’s Always Snowy in Montreal — Episode 02: ‘Woolie Makes a Snuff Film’ (SCRIPT)

PREVIOUS EPISODE
4:51 PM
On a Friday
Somewhere in Montreal, QC
Fade in — Subway interior
[The zaibatsu are shown standing together, waiting for the metro to arrive. Matt and Pat are engaged in a heated argument while Woolie and Liam stand to the side pretending as if they don’t know them]
MATT: You can’t ACTUALLY believe that, right? You’re fucking with me, surely.
PAT: Believe what you want to believe, man. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you once shit goes down. First Beastars, and now Animal Crossing? In such a precise window of time? Nope, no way that’s a coincidence.
[Matt throws up his hands, exasperated]
MATT: Furries are NOT brainwashing the general population!
PAT: I NEVER SAID IT WAS BRAINWASHING. They’re just—They’re softening us up. Drip-feeding little bits of furry propaganda into pop culture, until all of a sudden, one day, WHAM — Justin Trudeau says it’s legal to fuck dalmatians.
MATT: People have been making furry cartoons and shit for decades and you’re only taking issue with it now?
PAT: That’s the thing, though! They’ve been playing the long con! It all started in the 80’s with Thundercats. Now, that was just them dipping their toes in the water, because those characters were mostly human… but then Redwall happens…TMNT…Space Jam…Zootopia…and now look at us with Beastars: Teenage girls worldwide want to bang that stupid sexy deer wearing the blazer.
MATT: I don’t—
PAT: I mean, you want hard, concrete evidence? Look no further than the Sonic fandom. Tens of thousands of hours have been spent drawing fan-art of Sonic getting impregnated and pissed on! That poor hedgehog has suffered all manner of buggery and cock and ball torture at the hands of his sexually confused, thirteen year old playerbase and did SEGA discourage that behaviour? No, THEY MADE AN OFFICIAL GAME WHERE YOU CREATE YOUR VERY OWN SONIC OC. They knew EXACTLY what they were doing.
MATT: THAT DOESN’T MAKE ANY FUCKING SENSE THOUGH. WHAT COULD THE GOVERNMENT POSSIBLY GAIN FROM TURNING THE WORLD INTO FURRIES?
PAT: Lizard-men.
MATT: …C’mon, man.
PAT: I’m serious. They’ve been biding their time, waiting in the shadows and slowly but surely warming us up to the prospect of living with animal-people. Y’know, some cute comics here, a game there. Then, when they finally integrate with society, we’re meant to welcome them with open arms!
PAT: Well, I’m not falling for it, Matt. Everyone thinks living with anthros would be fun and whimsical, like a Disney movie. Then one day you get in a fender bender and a fucking SHARK fucking WALKS out of the Volvo you just hit! There wouldn’t be enough free space in my pants to handle how much I’d shit myself. Besides, you really want to live in a world filled with sentient horse-men? None of us could ever get a girlfriend again! They have cocks the size of baseball bats! If they learn how to not think all stupid it’s game over for the rest of us. ‘Horseporn.com’ would go from a funny punchline to a harbinger of humanity’s fate.
[Woolie, sensing that the argument is about to devolve into an embarrassing slap-fight, intervenes and attempts to divert attention away from the ongoing discussion]
WOOLIE: SO — Uh, you mentioned Animal Crossing. How about that, huh? There’ve been so many big games coming out lately!
[Just as Woolie says this, three men arrive to stand beside the Zaibatsu on the train platform. Two of the men have hockey jerseys worn atop several layers of polos, each collar individually popped. The third man notably has pink dreads and all designer clothing]
[one of the polo boys smacks Woolie on his shoulder]
MAN #1: AHAHA! Yo, I heard you mention the ‘big game.’ You excited for tonight, bro?
WOOLIE: Uh, I don’t—
MAN #2: DAWG, it’s going to get crazy. McDougall’s been on fire this series, but you KNOW he’s gotta be feeling that tear in his ACL. And with the Scarborough Beavers having such a hella strong defence, that’ll really hurt the team tonight, ‘nam sayin’?
WOOLIE: I think there’s been a—
[the man with the pink dreads stumbles forward, holding a white styrofoam cup with suspicious purple liquid sloshing around inside]
PINK DREADS: Skrr skrrrrr skrrrrr, ayy yuh. Hunnid on my wrist. Brrr. Brrr. Skinny bitches. Hrrrnng.
[One of the other strangers gestures to his unintelligible companion]
MAN #1: That’s the homie, Lil BigPlanet. He said that ‘those four gents look to be an affable sort’ and that he’s ‘interested in hearing your predictions concerning tonight’s sporting event.’
WOOLIE: Yeah, I’m sorry, uh, what was your name?
MAN #1: The name’s Vance Chadrick. My friend here is Tevin — JUST Tevin. And you already met the homie Lil Bigplanet. His real name’s Demetrius but he don’t like to be called that on account of his tragic upbringing.
[Lil Bigplanet ‘Skr skrr skrrrs’ forlornly]
*WOOLIE: Right. Well, Vance, there’s been a misunderstanding. We were actually talking about ‘big games’ in general, not any one particular big game.
TEVIN: Hol’ up… you mean, like, Scrabble or some shit?
WOOLIE: No, like…like VIDEO games…haha.
[Vance and Tevin share a pointed look before bursting out laughing]
VANCE: VIDEO GAMES? ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS, BRO?
TEVIN: For a minute there, we thought you were some real ones. Turns out you’re just a bunch of man-children.
VANCE: One time, when I was eleven, my moms bought me a Burger King meal and it came with a free video game demo disc. I didn’t even eat the food, because I was afraid some DWEEB might’ve rubbed off on my fries.
[Tevin reaches out and grabs Woolie by his collar, pulling him closer so they’re face to face]
TEVIN: Just so you know, I’d be saying some real homophobic stuff to you right now if it weren’t for me having grown as a person in the past few years. The old me would have implied that liking video games was ‘gay,’ and in so doing would be implying that being gay made you lesser. BUT I’VE SINCE LEARNED THAT IS NOT THE CASE BECAUSE MY LITTLE BROTHER DAVE GOT MARRIED TO HIS LONGTERM PARTNER JUST LAST SUMMER AND IT WAS AN ENCHANTING EVENING.
VANCE: Yeah, talk your shit, Big Tev! We’re socially conscious bullies, that’s our gimmick!
TEVIN: But I don’t need to judge you by your race, sexual preference or economic status. My counsellor says that’d be a micro-aggression…but he didn’t say anything about MAJOR AGGRESSIONS.
[Tevin lunges forward and punches Woolie right in his solar plexus, doubling him over and bringing him to his knees, wheezing]
[Liam rushes forward to see if Woolie is alright]
LIAM: What the hell, guys?! How can you even hate video game so much when you’re hanging out with a guy named fucking ‘Lil Bigplanet’?
LILBIGPLANET: Ice in my cup, ice on my wrist. Ice on my neck, ice on my bitch…
TEVIN: The homie, Lil BP, says that the name was purely coincidental, and that his lawyers are currently in talks with Sony...He also called you a pussy, bruh.
[The three men step over Woolie’s body and board the metro that just arrived]
TEVIN: It’s been real, nerds. We have a big game to get to, not that you’d know the feeling.
VANCE: YEAH, LATER FAGS.
[Tevin punches Vance in the arm and says ‘We talked about that word, yo.’ as the doors close and the metro speeds away]
[Once the train has long since left earshot, Matt calls after it: “YEAH, YOU BETTER RUN.”]
[Pat goes over to help Liam hoist Woolie to his feet]
PAT: Sorry, man. I would have helped you…but then that would have put ME in danger and I…well, I just didn’t want that.
[Woolie angrily brushes the dirt off his pants and clutches his stomach]
WOOLIE: I’m just so sick of people thinking we aren’t real men because we aren’t into sports.
MATT: I go lawn bowling with my gram-gram sometimes, so don’t group me in with you guys…
WOOLIE: And it’s not like I’m completely clueless! I box a little, y’know? I used to play football! You remember?
PAT: Yeah, you killed that one guy.
LIAM: Killed that guy one time, yeah…
WOOLIE: It’s just—watching sports is so…boring! If they made a sport that was more exciting, maybe we wouldn’t—
[Woolie’s eyes shoot open and he looks at the other guys excitedly]
WOOLIE: What if we just made our own sport?!
PAT: No no no. C’mon. We’ve dabbled in theft and human trafficking but sports is where I draw the line, Woolie. I still have nightmares about gym class. My thighs would rub together and—
WOOLIE: We aren’t the ones that’ll be playing it, dipshit! We CREATE the most radical sport of all time! Then, not only will we have something dope to watch, but people also won’t be able to belittle us for not knowing anything about sports anymore!
PAT: I really don’t think—
WOOLIE: Plus, we’ll make a load of money from it!
PAT: I’ve decided to help you because you are my dear friend. But… we don’t know anything about sports. How’re we going to…make one?
WOOLIE: Sports are just games! Our JOB is literally just playing games! If your typical meathead can understand the intricacies of sports, how hard could it be for us to make one of our own?
TITLE CARD: ‘Woolie Makes a Snuff Film’
INTERIOR: HIGH SCHOOL GYM
[Woolie and Pat are alone in an empty gymnasium. Pat is dressed as he usually is, whereas Woolie is dressed in a weirdly formal tweed suit. Pat is sitting in a fold-up steel chair and Woolie has set up a projector along with several slides]
PAT: So, uh…what’re we doing here, man?
WOOLIE: I’ve spent the past several weeks creating and perfecting the ULTIMATE sports experience. I’ve prepared a small presentation to show you the finished product.
PAT: No, sure and I’m super excited and all but…what’s with the suit?
WOOLIE: Well…figured it’s a big moment, so I dressed up for it.
PAT: …but it’s just the two of us.
WOOLIE: So what? Just—Just don’t worry about the suit, it’s not important.
PAT: I feel like I have to worry about the suit, is the thing. Like, I can’t tell whether you’re trying to intimidate me or if you’re trying to fuck me or…
WOOLIE: That’s not—
PAT: Super weird, just two friends alone in a private meeting, and one of ‘em dresses up like it’s prom night or something. And you have a wife, man. Me and Paige are also doing really well, so…
WOOLIE: Stop—
PAT: And when you and Liam started getting weird I felt like it wasn’t my place to say anything. Like, it’s 2020 and the kids are all about polyamory, but I don’t want to be a part of it, myself.
WOOLIE: JUST LISTEN TO M—
PAT: And I don’t look good in a suit man, trust me. So if that’s like, your thing or whatever, look elsewhere. Last time I shaved my beard off, me and Paige went to dinner and I happened to wear a suit, right? An old lady in our apartment saw us holding hands and she assumed Paige was my mom and that she was bringing me to my bar mitzvah and—
WOOLIE: I’M NOT TRYING TO FUCK YOU. I’M NOT TRYING TO FUCK YOU, PAT. I JUST THOUGHT IT WOULD BE NICE TO WEAR A SUIT FOR ONCE. THIS JOB DOESN’T GIVE US MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO DRESS NICELY AND I JUST WANTED TO WEAR A FUCKING SUIT. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BUST MY BALLS OVER IT. JESUS CHRIST.
[Pat is visibly taken aback by Woolie’s outburst]
PAT: Geez, okay. I’m sorry.
WOOLIE: GODDAMNIT, PAT.
PAT: I’m sorry, do your presentation. I want to hear it. Go ahead. I’m sorry.
[Woolie takes a moment to loosen his tie and rein in his temper]
WOOLIE: Alright, fine, just let me dim the lights…
[Woolie jogs over to the entrance, but finds that the lights can only turn on or off]
WOOLIE: Are you fucking ser— they don’t have a dimmer switch!
PAT: Why would they need a dimmer switch in a highschool, Woolie? They use the gym to play dodgeball and run laps, not host orgies and listen to Sade. I don’t even want to know what you think the climbing ropes are for—
WOOLIE: Fine! I’ll do it in the dark. I’ll do my presentation in the dark wearing a suit like a stupid asshole! Dickhead!
[Woolie shows several slides of popular sports through human history]
WOOLIE: As mankind has progressed…so too has our taste in sports. Over the years, and especially in these modern times, we require more contact, more action, more style, more…stimuli. The goal of this project is to simply cut to the end — to take each ingredient that makes up sports as we know it, and push them as far as we possibly can. I call it…
[Woolie flips over to the next slide, revealing the title and what can only be described as softcore pornography]
WOOLIE: ULTIMA-BRAWL.
[Pat cocks an eyebrow and nods contemplatively, as if he’s saying ‘Alright, you have my attention, cutie’ with his accursed ginger eyes]
WOOLIE: Now, you’re probably wondering: Ultima-brawl? Don’t you mean Ultima-BALL? Wrong! Why? Because balls are for cowards! The only balls you need to concern yourself with are the big, hefty sacks swinging between the legs of our brave combatants, or ‘brawlers’ as they will officially be known.
[Pat sits in stunned silence as Woolie pulls out a strange object from underneath the desk. It is reminiscent of a giant tabletop die and has several brightly flashing coils wrapped all around it]
WOOLIE: We don’t use balls, we use THIS. Balls are too soft. People use balls to play catch with their kids. If you are comfortable throwing an object at your six year old son, chances are it has no place in a real man’s game—
[Woolie slams the object down onto the desk. It emits a solid THUNK sound on contact and releases several crackling sparks of raw electricity]
WOOLIE: No, THIS is the real deal. It is an icosahedron made from hard plastic and it is rigged to shock you if you hold on to it for more than six seconds. Why? No more ball hoggers, that’s why! It is the proverbial ‘hot potato’ brought to life. The Zeus-brawl (we’re calling it the zeus-brawl, by the way) encourages frequent passing and makes for much more smooth, entertaining play.
PAT: That’s—
[Woolie waves him off and wheels out a mannequin wearing a bunch of strange futuristic garments]
WOOLIE: On to uniforms! First things first, take note of the skintight, aerodynamic shorts. It’s really the only article of ‘clothing’ the brawlers will be wearing, apart from their backpacks and their helmets.
[Pat tactfully avoids drawing attention to the fact that the ‘uniform’ looks like a makeshift BDSM outfit, because he knows Woolie is still struggling with accepting that part of himself]
PAT: …Backpacks?
WOOLIE: I’ll get to that in a minute. For now, I want to draw your attention to the fact that there is no shirt — No jersey. That’s because, again, Ultima-brawl is all about cutting the bullshit and pushing all facets of sports-entertainment to their natural conclusions. So we don’t need shirts! We don’t need ‘teams!’ At least—not the teams you’re thinking of. You’ve heard of the term ‘shirts versus skins? Well, I’m proposing...
[Woolie pulls up a new slide, showing a shirtless black man and a shirtless white man wrestling one another]
WOOLIE: Skins versus skins.
PAT: Woolie! You can’t keep trying to incite race wars! This is getting ridiculous!
WOOLIE: But haven’t sports always been about race wars? About who’s ‘City’ is superior? Give me a break. I’m just the first one to be honest about it. The first one to embrace it! Fact is, humans need an outlet to vent their frustrations and I think Ultima-brawl can be that release. A safe place where THE WHOLE POINT is to fight someone else because they’re different than you! That way you get it all out of your system and stop yourself from carrying that hatred into your personal or professional life.
PAT: …Are you serious? Woolie, this is a slippery slope. This is like… how The Purge starts.
WOOLIE: And I’ve made my support for The Purge known in the past, but that’s neither here nor there. Look, am I saying that if I went back in time and made the Germans play the Jewish community in a nice, safe, controlled game of Ultima-brawl that MAYBE things might’ve turned out differently? Who knows? What I am saying is if we get a bunch of Israelis and Palestinians to play a quick match, they might work out their issues and I could have a Nobel Prize coming my way for bringing peace to the east. But enough of that—
[Woolie spins the mannequin around, showing off a high-tech backpack-like device with an LED display]
WOOLIE: This is the Rad-Counter. If there’s one thing that I think sports can take away from video games, it’s that style metres make everything better. Now, each brawler will have their own bike, skateboard, rollerblades etcetera, to ride around the Ultima-court. Said court will of course be littered with quarter-pipes, halfpipes, loops, pits and other obstacles—
WOOLIE: When the brawlers do some rad shit like tricks or combos, the judges will award that brawler and their team style points, as displayed on these backpacks. Cultivating style metre is CRUCIAL because the team leader spends those style points to open the opposing team’s hatch for a few seconds, which is where you throw the zeus-brawl to score. Not a HOOP, that’s what my auntie wears in her ears. Not a NET, that’s what my auntie wears under her wig. A fucking HATCH. A MAN hatch.
WOOLIE: In short, you HAVE to do cool shit in order to open the hatch and score points to win the game. Because every other sport has fuckers that lame it out and shoot layups all game. No, shut up though. You NEED to show off here. You NEED to do combo.
PAT: I—
WOOLIE: And the leader can also choose to spend the team’s rad-points on other perks like dropping weapons into the arena or—
PAT: Woolie.
WOOLIE: What?
PAT: I’ve gotta be honest here, man.
[Woolie looks down and fiddles with his thumbs]
WOOLIE: …Yeah?
PAT: This is…PERFECT.
[Woolie breathes a sigh of relief]
WOOLIE: Phew, okay. Haha, you had me worried there for a minute. And hey, best part is? I’ve already paid for ALL the equipment AND I’ve set up a practice match to show off to potential investors.
PAT: Holy shit! How’d you pay for all that?!
[Woolie’s face pales and he stares blankly into the distance]
SCENE CHANGE — FLASHBACK
[Woolie is shown nervously walking through a creaky old manor. The wallpaper is torn and mold can be seen spreading in a corner]
[Woolie gulps and nervously traverses a long, dark hallway. At the very end of the hall, he knocks on a battered oak door. Dust falls off its surface in small clouds as he raps his knuckles against it]
[the door seemingly opens on its own and Woolie enters the nearly pitch black room. The only thing visible is the silhouette of a bald man in an armchair as he watches a TV stuck on a static screen]
[Woolie opens his mouth to greet his host, but he’s interrupted before he can speak]
PLAGUE: Hello, Woolie.
WOOLIE: H-Hey pla—
[Woolie has to break off his sentence as a strange scent hits his nostrils, causing him to retch and gag on his words]
WOOLIE: What—What is that SMELL, Plague?
PLAGUE: …Man can find all sorts of things out in the woods.
[A stray breeze shuts the door behind Woolie, causing him to startle briefly]
WOOLIE: …Right. Anyway, I—
[A hand shoots out of the darkness and it’s cold, gnarled fingers lock themselves around Woolie’s wrist]
PLAGUE: Talkin’ of smells, you’re smelling awfully nice today, Woolie. Is that [sniff] vanilla body wash I’m detecting? You usually smell nice for me when you want something. Is that it, Woolie? Do you want something from me? Or did you just come to spend some time with your good friend, Plague? No…let me guess. You want some more of my money.
WOOLIE: I—I don’t, it’s— I was just—
PLAGUE: Have you ever choked someone before, Woolie? And I don’t mean choking like a stagnant young couple trying to spice up their private life. I mean, have you ever truly choked another human being before?
WOOLIE: …No.
[the hand moves up to gently hold onto Woolie’s throat, just under his adam’s apple]
PLAGUE: People are always so surprised at how malleable the human body is, in their last moments. We like to think of ourselves as concrete and unchanging, but under the right pair of thumbs we become as clay to a sculptor. If you ever really make an evening out of pressing your hands down on someone, it’s like you aren’t even holding a neck by the end of it. The flesh and the skin become so ruined that all you really have left to hold onto is the vertebrae and the windpipe. It almost feels as if you’re squeezing a sopping wet length of rope. Like you’re a fisherman standing at the edge of a pier, hauling in his morning catch…
WOOLIE: Please, Plague, I— I didn’t mean—
PLAGUE: Oh, you didn’t mean what, Woolie? You didn’t mean—I DON’T FUCKING CARE WHAT YOU MEANT. TAKE YOUR MONEY, WOOLIE. TAKE YOUR WHORE MONEY AND GET OUT OF MY SIGHT.
[The scene changes back to the gymnasium, as Pat snaps his fingers in front of Woolie’s face to break him out of his reverie. Woolie wipes sweat and a stray tear from his face and shrugs pat off]
WOOLIE: Never mind how I got the cash, just be at the rec centre this Friday for the practice match…
[Woolie quickly exits the gym, shaking, as Pat calls after him]
PAT: I’ll be there! And hey, feel better Woolz, alright?
[Once Woolie turns the corner, Pat immediately pulls out his cell, dials a number and holds it to his ear]
PAT: Hey stinky. I’m like 99% sure that Woolie just tried to seduce me…Yeah…What? No, I didn’t do it! It’s Woolie, he’s my friend!...I don’t CARE what you read in your doujins, Paige! That’s super weird. YOU’RE super weird…You’re lucky you’re really hot and you do that one thing with your thumb or I wouldn’t put up with you.
SCENE CHANGE – REC CENTRE — FRIDAY
[Woolie, Pat, Matt, Liam and Paige are all sitting in the bleachers in anticipation for the game]
WOOLIE: Oh man, I’m pumped guys! Like, I’m nervous, sure, but I’m feeling good about this. Is this how all sports fans feel? Maybe we really have been missing out.
PAT: Well, you should be excited man. You earned this. Hey, where did you find all these people anyway? The crew and the players and stuff?
WOOLIE: Oh, I uh, actually don’t know really. While we ironed out the mechanics, I asked Matt and Liam to find playe—sorry, BRAWLERS for us.
LIAM: Yeah, well, turns out a lot of professional athletes were’t interested for some reason…
MATT: Probably a bit cutting edge for most people. Ultima-brawl is too avant-garde of a concept for the common man to comprehend.
PAIGE: Don’t worry though, Woolie. You’ll find your niche. You’ll be like the David Lynch of sweaty man-touching.
WOOLIE: Well…if you couldn’t find any actual athletes, where’d you find the players?
MATT: After we got shut down by them, we asked ourselves: what group of people are the easiest to exploit for your own gain?
ALL AT ONCE: Homeless people.
MATT: Exactly. But again, that didn’t work out because apparently Pat is engaged in some sort of ‘blood feud’ with the entirety of Montreal’s homeless population and they were reluctant to approach us.
PAT: Ugh…I’d have been willing to compromise and not try to cull any of them during the game. Bums need to grow up and learn to put personal feelings aside for the sake of professionalism. It’s no wonder they can’t hold down a job.
LIAM: We’d all but given up on finding anybody, when I had an idea of my own! Prisoners! Yeah, so we just moseyed on down to the penitentiary and bailed a bunch of people out on the one condition that they’d play one game of Ultima-brawl for us, no questions asked.
WOOLIE: Oh…but they’re, like…cool, yeah? They won’t freak out on each other or anything?
MATT: Give us a little credit, man. We didn’t bail out murderers. Just people who got arrested for assault and stuff.
WOOLIE: Assault?!
MATT: Well, we needed to find athletic people, Woolie! Most fit people in jail are in for violent crimes. It isn’t like we could have drafted a bunch of buff pedophiles or something, because buff pedophiles don’t exist! If buff pedophiles did exist, there wouldn’t be any children left.
WOOLIE: But—
LIAM: It’ll be fine! They just got out of jail! You think they’re eager to immediately get thrown back in? Just relax, Woolie.
[the lights in the building go out. Smoke fills the arena and lasers flicker through the clouds]
WOOLIE: SHHH, It’s starting!
[the announcer’s voice echoes throughout the arena. It sounds eerily similar to the announcer from Unreal Tournament]
ANNOUNCER: GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE AND WELCOME TO THE INAUGURAL MATCH OF THE SOON TO BE GREATEST SPORT ON PLANET EARTH, IIIIIIIIT’S UUUUUULTIMA-BRAAAAAWL. BRAWL…Brawl…brawl
[Woolie whoops/shrieks at an uncomfortable volume, tenting visible in his jeans]
[from either end of the arena, the opposing teams emerge from their respective hatches]
ANNOUNCER: COMING IN FIRST, WE HAVE…We, uh…sorry, is this a typo? No? A-Alright. SORRY FOLKS, COMING IN FIRST WE HAVE THE Uh—THE WHITE? TEAM!
[The white team awkwardly shuffles in place, clearly uncomfortable and hoping this isn’t being streamed online because they don’t want to end up in a Huffington Post article or some shit]
ANNOUNCER: AND ON THE OTHER SIDE, WE HAVE…Christ. Seriously? Fine, fine. ON THE OTHER SIDE WE HAVE THE…BLACKS. God…
[The black players approach the centre of the arena on their bikes and skateboards, equally as uncomfortable as the white team]
[Both teams appear to take a moment to talk, shake hands and assure one another that they all think this is equally fucked up]
[Woolie throws popcorn at the brawlers, causing them to break apart]
WOOLIE: NONE OF THAT! BE PROGRESSIVE AND PEACEFUL AFTER THE GAME’S OVER. RIGHT NOW I NEED YOUR SCORN AND MALICE OR THIS WHOLE THING FALLS APART!
[Now that Woolie has caught the brawlers attention, one of the players heads perks up and he gestures at Woolie]
BRAWLER: YO! YOU’RE THAT DUDE FROM A MONTH BACK! C’MERE A MINUTE!
[Woolie, not recognizing the figure, looks to his friends uncertainly. When he’s only met with equally oblivious shrugs he makes his way down the bleachers to speak with the mystery man at the edge of the arena]
WOOLIE: Sorry, do we know each other?
[The man looks confused for a moment before understanding dawns in his eyes and he removes the helmet that had been obscuring most of his face]
[Woolie frowns when he recognizes the man as one of the three strangers that had humiliated him at the metro station several weeks prior]
TEVIN: Before you say anything, I know you’re mad, yo. And… and you should be.
WOOLIE: Yeah, I’m fucking mad, I—wait, what?
TEVIN: Yeah… that night, me and my boys, we…we had one too many to drink. It’s no excuse for our behaviour but…you mentioned video games and it just set me off man. I’m so sorry. Seriously, bruh.
WOOLIE: Even IF you were drunk, how could VIDEO GAMES possibly make you so furious at someone you don’t even know?
[Tevin sighs and gestures to a member of the black team. Woolie can see pink dreads peaking out of the bottom of the brawler’s helmet and he instantly connects the dots]
TEVIN: You remember the homie, Lil Bigplanet? You remember he talked…funny?
WOOLIE: I mean, I saw the lean in his cup so I just figured—
TEVIN: Nah, that wasn’t lean. That was Pepto Bismol. Homie had an upset tummy. No, the reason he talks funny is…Y’see, when he was a kid he was cleaning out his closet and… he dropped a PS3 on his head.
WOOLIE: Like…a PS3 slim or—?
[Tevin now has tears welling up in his eyes]
TEVIN: Nah, one of them original fat bitches they released back in ’06.
[Woolie cringes and hisses through his teeth, looking upon Lil Bigplanet with pity as he stumbles around the arena]
WOOLIE: God, I’m so sorry. I had no idea. At least it wasn’t an original Xbox or he might not be with us.
TEVIN: Nah, you couldn’t have known. It’s just—Me, Vance and Lil BP? We’re like brothers, man. So whenever someone mentions video games now it gets me so mad…and with us drinking that night…
WOOLIE: Hey, don’t even worry about—
TEVIN: No! Like I said, there ain’t no excuse for the way we acted! The next morning…we all felt so guilty we turned ourselves in to the police.
[Woolie is beginning to feel uncomfortable guilt-sweat pool in the bottom of his boxers]
[Tevin grins a great toothy smile at Woolie, warmth and gratitude clear in his eyes]
TEVIN: But then who turns out to make our bail but the guy we wronged in the first place! If that isn’t the lord showing me the way, then I don’t know what is! Bless you for this opportunity, bro! Maybe we all can hang out after the game’s over!
WOOLIE: Y’know, you don’t really HAVE to play, haha…
TEVIN: Please, it’s the LEAST I can do dawg. Wish me luck!
[Woolie walks back to his seat on unsteady feet. Once he sits back down, Pat eyes him warily]
PAT: You okay, man? You look like you’ve seen a ghost.
WOOLIE: Yeah…Hey, you think the game is safe, right? Like, the players won’t get hurt too bad?
PAT: …I mean…
WOOLIE: Oh god, oh fuck—
[Paige leans over and rests her hand on Woolie’s shoulder]
PAIGE: Don’t worry, Woolie. As the voice of reason in the group I took it upon myself to make sure things wouldn’t get out of hand.
WOOLIE: Thank fuck…God…Good. Good, good. What did you do? You talked to the players beforehand? Told them to take it easy?
PAIGE: Nope, I spiked their Gatorade with stuff to mellow them out so that they’ll play nicely.
[Woolie, growing concerned again, cocks his brow and faces Paige directly]
WOOLIE: You spiked—? What did—What did you spike their drinks with? Molly? Xanax?
PAIGE: No, that’s the stuff rappers take and rapper are scary so…
WOOLIE: What the fuck did you put in the Gatorade, Paige?!
PAIGE: Just some bath salts!
[Matt sprays cookie crumbs out of his mouth as Liam’s hand clenches and ruptures his Capri Sun]
[Pat shoves Woolie’s panic-stricken form aside to grip his girlfriend’s shoulders tightly]
PAT: YOU DOSED A BUNCH OF VIOLENT, HALF-NAKED CRIMINALS WITH BATH SALTS?
[Paige looks around at her friends nervously]
PAIGE: Is that…bad? It’s just—baths are so relaxing! So I thought drinking it would feel…relaxing? Like taking a bath!
PAT: PAIGE. FUCK. WHY.
PAIGE: WELL IF IT’S BAD FOR YOU THEY SHOULDN’T HAVE CALLED IT BATH SALTS! IT SOUNDS SO NICE, HOW WAS I SUPPOSED TO KNOW?!
[As the zaibatsu panic and argue amongst themselves, the siren sounds, signalling the beginning of the game]
[Extremely dated, horny european music blasts through the arena as the now-crazed brawlers charge each other on their bikes and skateboards]
[Woolie watches in abject horror as the players brutalize and maim one another, practically frothing at the mouths in their hysteria]
ANNOUNCER: WHITE TEAM HAS AMASSED 2500 RAD POINTS. SHRED-SCALIBUR HAS ENTERED THE ARENA.
[a massive greatsword is dropped in front of the white leader, who immediately picks it up and swipes at one of his own teammates]
LIAM: YOU PUT A FUCKING SWORD IN THE GAME, WOOLIE?!
WOOLIE: It’s—It’s blunt. You can’t really stab someone with it…I—I thought it would be cool, but…God, he’s really bludgeoning people with it. I think I’m gonna hurl, dude—
[Matt slaps Woolie across his face]
MATT: Snap out of it, man! We gotta cut our losses and cheese it before the 5-0 shows up!
[Woolie nods, dazed, and moves to run away with the group when he sees Tevin in the middle of the arena crying over Vance’s bloodied body]
WOOLIE: You guys go without me! I have to save them!
[Instead of protesting, the gang immediately leaves without Woolie because they are all assholes]
[In his haste to reach the arena as fast as possible, Woolie knocks over the remaining Gatorade onto the ultima-brawl, causing it to short-circuit and set a low-hanging banner aflame. The fire quickly spreads and in the time it takes Woolie to dodge the berzerking convicts and reach Tevin, the flames have almost completely engulfed the arena]
TEVIN: Yo, y-you came for us…
WOOLIE: Of course I did. Is he—?
[Woolie gestures down at Vance’s body]
TEVIN: He’s gone, yo. He’s really gone…He was one month away from finishing law school, man…What’re me and Lil Bigplanet going to do without—Wait, where’s the homie Lil Bigplanet?!He was with the Black Team last I saw him…! I gotta find him, yo! I can’t lose them both!
[Woolie looks up and spots Lil BP scoring on his own team and doing a victory dance, seemingly oblivious to the bloodshed around him]
ANNOUNCER: BOTH TEAMS HAVE COLLECTIVELY GAINED 8000 RAD POINTS. YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS, ULTIMA-FANS. RELEASING THE BEAST-QUALIZER.
[Woolie falls back in fear as an air-raid siren sounds and a plate-armoured cape buffalo charges into the arena]
WOOLIE: IS THAT—IS THAT A FUCKING BULL? I DIDN’T EVEN ORDER A BULL. WHO PUT A FUCKING BULL IN THE GAME?
[The buffalo makes short work of the drugged-out criminals, methodically stalking the arena and goring them one-by-one. Finally, it sets it’s eyes on Lil Bigplanet who merely tilts his head and lets out an inquisitive ‘Skrr skrr?’ in response to the buffalo’s attention]
[The buffalo stomps its hooves and charges at the unmoving Lil BP, who waits with open arms as if anticipating a friendly hug]
TEVIN: DEMETRIUS! NOOO!
[Tevin sprints forward and attempts to intercept the blow, but can’t stop the buffalo’s momentum. The buffalo’s horn pierces Tevin’s abdomen but continues rushing forward, impaling Lil BP as well. The two adults corpses throw the buffalo’s balance off and it careens into the arena barrier, snapping its own neck and dying instantly]
[A combination of terror, smoke inhalation and blood loss causes Woolie’s to drop to his knees, and then face flat to the ground, unconscious]
SCENE CHANGE — INTERIOR — HOSPITAL ROOM
[The shot remains out of focus as Woolie opens his eyes, after hearing a disembodied voice call for him]
VOICE: C’mon, buddy. Got someone here who has some questions for you…
WOOLIE: Rmmpgh…
VOICE: [sigh] Bayonetta.
[Woolie’s eyes shoot open and he snaps up to a sitting position as if someone had blasted him with smelling salts]
WOOLIE: What’s—Where am I?
[Woolie’s blurry vision focuses and he takes in his surroundings. He is in a hospital bed, with a nervous looking Pat sitting at his side and an imposing man with an officer’s badge looming over him]
PAT: Hey man, this uh, friendly police officer just has a few small questions for you. I already spoke to him about how WE DON’T KNOW ANYTHING, but he wanted to make sure that you DON’T KNOW ANYTHING, so—
DETECTIVE: Now, settle down, son. You aren’t in any trouble. You’re clearly a victim in all this. This is just procedure. Now, apparently there was some homoerotic cult engaging in blood sports. We ID’d most of the murder victims from the tapes these sickos were filming, but we couldn’t get a clear image of the leaders. Now, clearly, you two aren’t involved—
[Woolie holds up a hand to cut the detective off]
WOOLIE: Hold on. What’s that supposed to mean? We clearly weren’t involved? What’s that about?
DETECTIVE: Well, no offence fellas but you two don’t exactly seem like the sporting type to me.
WOOLIE: We’re sporting! We’re athletic! Where do you get off judging us? For all you know, I could have been the cause of all this!
DETECTIVE: Is that so…
[Pat steps between Woolie and the cop]
PAT: Sorry, officer! My friend is still clearly a little out of it, what with his condition and all. Let me just get a quick word with him—
[Pat roughly pulls Woolie over to the corner of the room and begins angrily whispering with him]
PAT: What the HELL do you think you’re doing? Are you trying to get us arrested?!
WOOLIE: He thinks we’re a bunch of wussies!
PAT: We are a bunch of fucking wussies! I pee sitting down! Who cares? He’s letting us go!
WOOLIE: I can’t, man. Not this time. We’ve fucked up before, but never this bad. So many people died, Pat! That’s on me! Don’t worry, I’ll leave you out of my confession.
PAT: Woolie…
WOOLIE: You know those guys that punched me? They felt so horrible about it they turned themselves in the next day! And now they’re dead because of me…It’s only fair that I follow their example and take responsibility for my actions. Goodbye, Pat…
[Woolie and Pat both approach the detective at once, both speaking over one another until the cop raises a hand to silence them]
DETECTIVE: Now, I was going to let you boys go, but you started acting real cagey just now. So unless you can give me a name to go off of here I’m afraid I’ll have to bring you in for further questioning.
WOOLIE: There’s no need for that, sir. I know who did it. It was m—
PAT: HEY, real quick, before we continue—how bad did you say the sentencing was going to be for those responsible, sir? Five? Ten years?
DETECTIVE: Oh, no no no. This is absolutely life in prison.
[Woolie blanches and sweat begins to drip down his temple]
WOOLIE: L-Life in—
DETECTIVE: Hooo, you betcha’. MULTIPLE life sentences even. No parole. No bail. Nothin.’ Just a cold, lonely cell for the rest of their days.
[Woolie audibly gulps]
DETECTIVE: But never mind that, son. You said you knew who was behind all this...?
[Woolie and Pat share a tense side-eye glance before Woolie turns to face the officer once more]
WOOLIE: So, there’s this guy called SuperBunnyHop—
CREDITS
DIRECTED BY Hidetaka Suehiro
GUEST-STARRING Finn Wolfhard AS Liam Allen-Miller
Peter dinklage AS Patrick Boivin
AND
Zac Effron AS Woolie Madden
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2020.04.12 17:39 HankEnviro Honda Odyssey: Consumer Report on Transmission Failure & Rust Issues (Oil Burn)

The Odyssey Minivan by Japanese Car Maker, Honda has been in the North American Markets as a solid family van since 1994! As of the date of this article, it has been in service for nearly 25 years! The Odyssey is now in its fifth generation / body style, and going strong.
This article will briefly discuss as a consumer report the issues that are common with the Honda Odyssey: Transmission, Rust, and Engine Oil Burn.
We will also discuss why it may be easier for you to simply sell us your Odyssey mini-van before you spend more on it than what its worth! We always pay TOP CASH with free towing & removal for all Junk, Scrap, Old, and Unwanted Cars, trucks, and Vans.

1st Gen: 1995-1998

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This generation was Honda's first minivan. It used many parts from the Honda Accord, like its inline 4 cylinder engine. It came in LX (base) and EX (fewer seats and more features).
Did you know that this car was re-branded as the Isuzu Oasis in 1996-1999?
Like the Honda Accord, all of the 2.2L four cylinder engines had reports of oil buring issues after about 150,000 KM in service. This issue related to valve seal issues or piston rings. Running these engines low on oil would result in engine seizure. There was no fix for this issue.
Because the engine was so small, it did not have enough power to cause many transmission issues during these generations.
Issues also reported related to rusting rear suspensions:
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2nd Gen: 1999-2004

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By far the most popular / well-know generation, this was the first to be assembled in Canada. This generation was considerably larger and heavier. Therefore, came with a 210-HP 3.5L V6. Same trim packages, EX and LX (more basic).
These vans, according to consumers, had serious rust and transmission issues, but fewer engine related issues.
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The sheer power of the engine with the weight of the van itself caused major transmission isues, as well.
These issues required a rebuilt of the transmission, costing up to $3,000!
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3rd Gen: 2005-2010

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Coming with a fresh face lift, more features, and even more power the third generation came with much of the same / similar styling as the 2nd Gen, but with some notable improvements.
Problem areas included body integrity, which includes paint wear and rusting, body hardware bumpers being loose, audio system, brakes and suspension according to the Consumer Reports issue of April 2006. According to the online edition of Consumer Reports in June 2016, transmission problems were better than average for 2006 models. Crash test ratings have been five star in every test but the 2005 had a safety concern. "During the side impact test, the driver door became unlatched and opened. A door opening during a side impact crash increases the likelihood of occupant ejection." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda\_Odyssey\_(North\_America)
These vans, still carried the common transmission failure issues as the generation before.

4th Gen: 2011-2017

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Compared to the generation before, this generation was again, faster, more powerul, and slightly larger. New options included a 12-speaker 650W system,GPC, XM sat radio, and HID headlight options (touring). As well, the van now came with all-new aluminum hood and fenders. During this generation, the IIHS found the following:
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found the Odyssey to have the lowest overall driver death rate in its class with 0 deaths per million registered years. Beginning with the 2013 model year, all Odysseys came equipped with a rear-view backup camera.For 2014, the front crash structure was upgraded.
All together, each generation improved but the most common issues were rust and transmissin related issues among almost each geneartion.
Do you own a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Generation Honda Odyseey?
Does your van need more than minor repairs? If so, read here to find out why it may be better for you to sell us your van for cash, today and save the costs and headaches to come!
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2020.04.05 03:41 BearLair64 Lacy: Beautiful Dreamer in the Moonlight

Part 1 of 2
Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me,
Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee.
Sounds of the rude world, heard in the day,
Lulled by the moonlight, will all pass away…
My latest rendition of the old standard tune ended abruptly as I heard a familiar rhuff! and low growl from just inside the trees. It was getting late and I’d decided that after a long afternoon of yard work, it would be nice to relax in the shadows of the forest. I’d also held out some hope that my best friend might make an appearance and… there she was! Preternaturally still, standing near the trunk of a large pine, she peeked around the bole in a playful manner, yet her eyes blazed red and her mouth gaped in an awful grin full of fangs and horror and were we standing closer to one another, I knew a foul stench.
I grinned back at her, “Hey sweet lady, I take it you are well?” Her menacing grin widened and she panted a little in pleasure at the greeting as she stepped from behind the big pine and walked toward me. As she drew near, she dropped to all fours and nuzzled my hand in doggie greeting. She gave out a little whine… dogs know how to play people, there was a hint in that sound as though she desperately needed just a scratch behind the ears and above the base of her tail to save her life… “Drama queen.” I said to the massive beast that had started life as a fluffy little puppy, my fluffy little pup, Lacy. Yet I relented as we knew I would and proffered the scratches.
She rose once more and gave me a quick dog kiss on the cheek, I had to choke back a gag at the odious wave of her breath. Then she stepped back and gave me her best goofy dog grin, mixed with the way her face had evolved into the more sinister features. “You want to have supper with me?” I knew she wouldn’t; months after her final transformation, she preferred her own fresh kills but it had become one of our games for me to ask. She surprised me though, by getting a twinkle in her otherwise baleful eyes and nodding.
“Well, I have a pot roast in the crock…” She turned and bounded back a little way into the tree line and dropped to all fours again. She raced around through a few trees and popped out again a little ways from me, a piece of wet, dripping dead critter in her maw… Ah, even as a Dogman, Lacy had a great sense of humor, one just had to speak and understand the, “Doggish” language… maybe Dogginese? I thought as we walked over to the back porch and the little patio set…
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It’s amazing what we can adapt to and perceive as normal when we love those involved. I ate roast with some grilled veggies and Lacy chomped her raw, red meat, still giving off a little steam… poor critter’s temperature must have been up after running from my pooch lady. “Miriam had to work late this evening or she’d have joined us. Somebody had an injured cow or bull or something.” Lacy stopped mid-chomp and looked at me askance.
“She said it may have been coyotes or feral dogs; you have a different theory?” I feared for a moment that she may have gone more feral than expected. Nah, not Lacy, she actually understands what would happen if she fed on livestock, I thought, all too willing to give her a pass.
She sat silently for a moment, clearly trying to think of a way to clearly communicate what she knew or believed she knew. Finally, she stretched her head down low and used her right foreclaw to point at her neck… the place where she had four pink scars from when the Lacy Elbert werewolf bit her and started this journey.
I leaned back in my patio chair. “So you think it was another werewolf?”
At that she gave a little shrug. I was often surprised at how much she’d picked up human gestures. Maybe so many millennia of human and canine interaction had led to some cross-species non-verbal communication gestures. I’d read something on dogs actually understanding humans better than we realized. Besides, Lacy had already been exceptional, at least in my perfectly unbiased view (eye roll).
“Not sure, just not coyotes or dogs.” She gave me a nod. “Well golly gee Lassie, did little Timmy get bitten by that other Lacy before he fell down the well and needed to be rescued?”
Her look was priceless: the sinister Dogman features contorted in deep and genuine confusion; she looked quite hideous, so naturally I laughed. “Sorry girl, there was no way for you to get that reference. I just meant that it seems we may have another monster on our hands.”
She resumed her normal, merely sinister grin, jaw gaping, gleaming fangs displayed, and a little drool escaping from one side where her tongue lolled. “Tell you what, I’ll get with Miriam and work on the, “who might be missing” angle and you… well, keep doing your thing. A few people know about you. I had to tell Sheriff Cloud so that if anyone sees you and freaks out, he can re-direct. I told that nice lead paramedic too, she needed to know about the toxic bites and scratches. So, maybe the High Sheriff will have some information for us.
Lacy had gulped down the remainder of her meal and clearly wanted to get back into the woods, so we rose and I hugged and patted my enormous rescue shelter pup and rubbed her back. She tilted her head up a little and gave a little howl of pleasure, parting, and sheer youthful exuberance; then in a flash, she swirled away and vanished into the darkness. We both had work to do…
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Valerie pulled out onto the highway from the parking lot of, “Pliny’s Delight Package Store: Fine Wines, Liquors, and Beer”. She was on route back to her dead-end little hometown and would need the booze to numb her mind to the utter boredom that would ensue for the duration of her stay. She’d come down for her brother’s memorial service about six months before and was now back to sell their, “ancestral estate”, she rolled her eyes, If you can call a three bedroom wood frame house on half an acre an estate. Still, it would sell eventually and she could use the income to pay off her townhome in the big city.
They’d cremated Philippe before she arrived and the local yokels had been short of answers as to what exactly had happened to him. She still had a few acquaintances, no real friends but a few who might talk under the right circumstances; in complete privacy and confidence or if there was something in it for them. So far, all she knew was that her brother’s trashy girlfriend had been responsible. Still, it didn’t make sense, she thought for the umpteenth time as she made the night-time drive toward the wide spot in the road that she’d called home until her eighteenth birthday.
Her father had disappeared when she was nine and in the intervening years, she’d lost her mother and now her baby brother, Phil. Phil had been pretty smitten with Lacy Elbert. The girl had been pretty but Valerie thought that there was something wild about her, not in the partying sense but rather… something gamey, she decided, a bit of the local wilderness infected the young woman. That’s probably what Phil had liked. He had enjoyed the great outdoors, of which there was plenty in this area, the trees went on for miles…
Merde!” she exclaimed as her headlights lit up a large animal in front of her speeding jeep. It ran across the road and scampered into some trees on the other side, if something so large could be said to have, “scampered”. She’d braked and swerved to avoid a collision and knew that it had cleared the roadway but a thump sounded on her passenger side rear fender and caused her to swerve, something large had struck her vehicle! Once she corrected the skid, she pressed her brakes and checked the mirrors. In the bright red of the brake lights, she saw an enormous hair covered figure that stood in the middle of the highway in a menacing posture, arms akimbo, claws on display and ferocious maw open and emitting a roar.
She had slowed significantly and as she stared, fixated at the horrific scene behind her, she nearly failed to note the return of the first figure that had darted in front of her. This one was slightly less bulging but had longer and wilder hair. It ran at her car from within the blackness of the nighttime forest, now on two legs. Instead of stopping, she smoothly pressed the accelerator to avoid the loping beast. It struck the driver side fender and she heard the ear-splitting shriek of razor talons as they scraped the metal of her vehicle in an attempt to seize and stop the machine. She continued to accelerate and saw in the mirror that both nightmares now chased her on all fours and were closing fast. She downshifted and pushed the engine to redline before gearing back up…
It was a near thing but eventually when she checked the mirrors, the duo had vanished into the gloom. She shook with fear and the effects of a massive adrenaline dump. She glanced around nervously, in fear that at any minute, one or both of the bipedal lupine horrors would pounce from the murky shadows. She slowly regained control of her breathing, in through the nose… three count, hold… three count, release… three count. After three sets, she felt slightly more calm. She desperately wanted to stop and look at the damage her jeep had surely sustained but she didn’t dare. Maybe it would be a good time to have a word with the local law enforcers. She’d need a police report for the insurance company and she might be able to coax some information from them if she properly played the part of demoiselle en détresse.
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Deputy Barnum met her at the house to take her report. Valerie wasn’t sure about how to describe the creatures that attacked her, so she went for the simplest explanation, of which she had tried to convince herself during the drive to her little hometown; people in outlandish costumes…
She could tell that Deputy Barnum was… skeptical? He worked very hard to project his disbelief. “So, ma’am, you say you saw these… people, maybe in costumes, maybe with large dogs, after you left the liquor store?”
She crossed her arms defensively and in frustration, “For the fourth time, yes; I haven’t had a drop and none of my containers are open, in fact, you can see that they fell from my front seat onto the floor, I haven’t even cleaned out the car nor gone inside the house. I don’t know who or what the beings were, but they were hairy and tall and hit my jeep hard enough to do that.” She pointed at the large dent in the passenger side rear fender and the deep gouges along the driver side.
Deputy Barnum nodded, “Yes ma’am, I just want to get it straight for the record. Did you see either of them holding any instruments that could do that damage? Maybe and iron rake or garden tool?”
Valerie chewed her lip, she really wanted to punch this backwoods Sherlock and deal with, “the hounds of the backwoods-ville” herself. “Maybe, but there were no long handles, they could have carried some sort of clawing instrument.” The interview went on for another fifteen minutes or so and Deputy Barnum gave her some unsatisfying and unlikely assurances that the Sheriff’s Department would look into the incident and that she could pick up a copy of the report day after tomorrow. While it was good to have the incident recorded, she had the feeling that Barnum knew something more but was hesitant to tell her. Well, she could at last mix that favorite drink…
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“Mr. Ahrens from the bank brought in his dog Fritz and said that he saw a notice of foreclosure about to be served on the Elbert place. I thought old Kenny would have left it to his nephew and niece; ‘Nancy and Drew’… Hah! I don’t think they could read, much less solve mysteries. They live even further out in the sticks though. Maybe they never found out about their inheritance.” Miriam speculated as we reclined on the sofa. She’d had yet another long day, mainly backed up appointments from after her, “moo-cow” emergency.
“Well, I wondered who was left of them after Sheriff Cloud and the JP told me about the murders. Any idea if the boyfriend had any family?” I didn’t want to press her with bigger questions, she was tired.
“Oh yes, he was a local boy but his daddy ran off when he was little and then his sister went off to college and work in the big city, then his mom died, sweet lady. His life was like a country song, ‘I was a teenager; my daddy run off and my mama died; I was smitten; then bitten; by my werewolf girlfriend…’ she sang the last in a silly, twangy voice and tune.
“How’s the cow?” I asked innocently. If she was too tired, she’d give a short answer, if she felt like talking, then we could discuss it.
“Certainly not coyotes or even a cougar. The bite radius was huge. If we had bears… maybe something like a large wolf or… dog…” She trailed off and I could hear the question and the implication that Lacy could be the culprit.
I knew that Miriam wouldn’t want to believe it but she, like me, had to know for sure. “Well, it wasn’t a certain, ‘dog-girl’. I asked her. She thinks there may be another werewolf. I must say I agree. One had to have infected the Elbert girl. I just don’t know that much about werewolves. She looked pretty similar to my… our Lacy and they both went on four legs as often as two but there was a different quality and some difference in shape. That ‘were-Lacy’ was tremendously spiteful to our Lacy; definitely held a grudge about that first night. I still think Lacy must’ve gotten in the way of her hunt for a meal. Maybe I’ll ask her.”
Miriam chuckled, “You are the only man I’ve ever heard of who can hold a conversation with his dog. Those rescue pups are remarkable. Oh, and so are you…” The rest of that evening is none of your business but I had noticed that since I recovered from the werewolf scratches, I’d been feeling… vigorous. My aches and pains all but forgotten.
**** * ****
I sat across from Sheriff Gene Cloud in his office and we each sipped a cup of very good coffee. Apparently over his years in law enforcement, ole Gene had become a connoisseur de café. We’d come to the end of pleasantries and small talk, he got around to the point, “Earl, I hate to ask but do you think that… er… dog of yours, um… do you think she may have had anything to do with the attack on that steer? Thing is, the bite and claw marks would be consistent with… well, you know, a creature of her size and configuration.”
Gene and I had become friends since the night we called, “The Howling Incident” after that old werewolf movie from the 80’s, so I could understand why he was hesitant to ask. I think that he really didn’t want it to be Lacy either, “Well, this would sound weird to anyone else, but you’ve seen some things. I asked her and…” it was my turn to be hesitant, “…she denies it. Thinks it may be another werewolf.”
Gene nodded, “Oddly, the fact that you talk to your transmogrified pooch is not what concerns me. However, I’ve worked with enough teens and young adults to know that they sometimes come up with convenient and usually imaginary culprits to redirect attention from their behaviors to other parties. It’s not that they’re being bad, it’s a pretty normal type of psychological avoidance; they don’t want to hurt or disappoint a respected figure in their lives, and they don’t want to process the guilt they feel.”
I shook my head, “Lacy started life as a dog, she doesn’t really know how to lie. I haven’t taught her, so now I believe her. I know how parents are about defending their kids, they’ll employ all sorts of mental gymnastics to avoid acknowledging the poor behavior of their brats; you know, Mr. Master of Science, ‘denial’.” I smiled at the last, to ensure he knew that I was teasing. I actually respected his formal education and he’d been right about the concept of avoidance. Lacy was pretty young still… Nah! I couldn’t start doubting her… she was a good girl.
We discussed the possibilities of other wildlife that could have been involved or even humans. In the end, the Lord High Sheriff of the county decided that it would remain a mystery. He’d put, ‘animal predation’ on the report so the owner could file an insurance claim for the loss. I think he may still have suspected Lacy but he let it go; mainly because there was no real evidence but also because he was a country sheriff and we were friends. Always easier to believe the reality we want Mr. Psych Major.
**** * ****
Benny Diaz had had a long day. This last service had been the worst. It had taken him two hours to find the, “manufactured home” on its quarter-acre plot. Why can’t they just call them trailers? Hiding the wheels and adding fake shutters doesn’t change anything, he thought with distaste. Doesn’t matter, I’ll soon be home and enjoying Donetta’s fine cooking. Now he needed to ensure that no feral animals or humans had taken up residence in or around the trailer or the little shed to one side before he risked an approach up to the raised porch and knocked on the front door. Per policy, he knocked on the door and called out his name and company and that he was there to serve process. No answer, no surprise.
He checked the windows and saw that the lights were out. He was pretty sure that the power had been cut off already. He posted the notice on the door that gave warning that the mortgage payments of one Kenneth Elbert were in arrears and that the foreclosure process would begin in sixty days. There was more to the initial notice and the bank had added the names of the co-beneficiaries of Kenneth Elbert’s last will and testament, his twin niece and nephew, Nancy and Drew Elbert. Done! Now for hom…he didn’t get to finish the thought, as he suddenly found himself airborne and flying from the raised porch at the front door.
The earth rose up to meet him and he felt some of the ribs on his left side snap. Some on the right may have been snapped as well but the shredded flesh above them stung, burned, and hurt too much for him to be sure. He attempted to choke in a breath, in genuine misery, when a set of jaws clamped onto the back of his neck and the beast that had been Drew Elbert shook him like a terrier shakes rats… his neck snapped just like a rodent. His final thought was of, Donetta’s fine cooking… now he’d be on the receiving end of supper…
**** * ****
Valerie drove up to the trailer where her erstwhile soon to be sister in law and her parents had lived. Where the parents and her brother had died. It wasn’t a terrible place, it was a fairly recent model of manufactured home. Phil had helped Kenny Elbert build that really nice, if very tall porch. The whole place sat on a slight slope that left the front entrance higher off the ground than the back-door entrance. She’d never been here as a child or teen. Lacy Elbert was younger than both she and her brother, so there was no need to go out of the way. The place looked empty though, despite the newer model car parked in the driveway, and had that quality of silence that speaks of lingering abandonment… even the air… smelled of…
Fffaaaugh! She exclaimed as she retched and the acid rose into her chest and burned uncomfortably. The smell out in the yard was foul: blood, opened bowels, and early stages of decay. Something had clearly expired in a violent manner nearby, something large… There it was, a mass of dried gore, lumps of flesh, and some scattered, broken bones; the rounded mound of a skull protruded from the middle… a human skull! She realized in consternation.
She scrambled for her phone, dialed the emergency number, and darted her gaze around to scan for danger. Likely long gone but she didn’t want to take chances. The nearest neighbors had property lines that ran up near the home but their houses and mobiles were far enough from this one that everyone had at least the illusion of privacy and there were screens of brush on the front and back property lines of the trailer. That meant there were likely no eyes on her. However, she walked back to her jeep and stood by the driver door. The signal was pretty weak, so she didn’t want to risk losing it by getting inside the metal box on wheels. Besides, she’d seen too many horror movies where people jumped into cars to be safe, then…Wham! The monster or whatever, got them…
The Dispatcher finally answered and asked for the nature of her emergency. She gave her location and said that she had found human remains. “… No, fresh remains, the blood looks dried but I didn’t want to go near the thing, it’s grotesque.” The operator assured her that deputies and ‘the ambalance’ were on the way and she should remain calm and stay on the line. Valerie rolled her eyes and thought uncharitably, If I have to keep conversing with you Cousin Ellie May, I will lose it. She pretended to have signal issues, then, “dropped” the call.
She looked around nervously, she knew that it would take time for help to arrive. She warily watched the wood line on the north side of the property. Any creepy crawlers would come from that direction. She was startled and adrenaline shock washed through her body when the double tap of a small car horn sounded sharply from behind her. Merde! I’m tired of these jump scares! She shouted internally as she turned to face the roadway. A small car that had seen better days… long ago… sat rattling and rumbling at the driveway entrance but still facing down the road… likely a neighbor.
“Howdy, you looking for the Elberts?” A youngish man in a ball cap asked as he leaned his elbow on the open window.
Valerie eyed him. She knew enough about the people in the area to understand that he was likely just trying to help and was only a little nosey. “Actually, I know what happened to them, my brother Philippe was dating Lacy. I just came to see because of… what happened.”
He nodded, “Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. I’m in the next house up the way with my folks. I met Phil, he sure was nice. I’m sorry about your loss… You just had that look about you that said you might need help.”
Valerie nodded, “Well actually, I just got off the phone with the sheriff’s department dispatch. There are human remains over there on the far side of the porch. A real mess. Would you mind staying here with me until they arrive? It should be only a few minutes.”
The young man hesitated just a moment, to process what he’d just heard, then nodded. He moved his car so that it would not block the driveway, then parked it and got out to approach Valerie. “Sean Mason” he said as he extended his hand for a shake.
“Val LeFevre.” She responded, I grew up around here but have been gone a few years.
“Yeah, I remember Phil said something about a big sister in the big city. So where…” at that point the breeze shifted and the smell registered and he blanched and stepped backwards and waved his hand frantically as though fending off an assault on his nostrils.
Despite her stress level, Valerie had to suppress a laugh at the look on his face. Yet Sean seemed to handle it well, he recovered his composure and walked a little closer to the pile that had once been a person. “I wouldn’t get too close.” Valerie warned. “He or… she, who can tell? Is beyond first aid and the cops will likely want to look for evidence. Wouldn’t want to mess up the crime scene.”
He nodded and halted his forward progress but stared. “I don’t know but I think it’s a guy. That’s a tie near the skull. Maybe just blood spatter but I think it’s an ugly tie…”
…Shortly the wail of sirens sounded in the distance and the cavalry arrived to save the day. It was late afternoon and getting on toward the end of the day before they released Valerie from the scene. They’d cut John loose within an hour… he had to get to work at the plant. Valerie, who was a relative stranger and who had filed a recent suspicious report, well, she had to remain on the foul-smelling scene. The deputies had finished speaking with her and asked her to wait, then had gotten busy. She hung out with the nice lead paramedic, Julie while the techs processed the scene and waited for he Sheriff and JP to arrive.
She and Julie could hear snippets of the conversation the others had: “…same as the steer the other day…” “…had to be big, just like that one…Brooks…” “…footprints…woods…” Valerie jumped a little when Julie spoke, “We had a scene like this a while back. Well, a little different but just as messy. Over at the Brooks’ house, used to be the Lee family’s place?” She looked at Val to see if there was a hint of recognition.
“Yes, I know where the Lees lived. I went to school with one of the daughters. Who are the Brooks’?”
Julie shrugged, “Just one, Mr. Brooks, an older man and his dog… well I guess they’d both be, ‘Brooks’” She laughed a little at that and it seemed to Val that only Julie knew why that was funny. He’d just had to shoot Lacy Elbert; you may have heard rumors about that or seen the one news report. He had a nasty scratch on his arm from some wild person or critter… something big…” She raised her chin toward the scene and Val followed her gaze, quickly lost in thought…
**** * ****
Within the hedge and brush property boundary squatted two unnaturally still figures, each with its large ears tuned toward what the humans said. They were pleased that it had not taken long to draw attention after they took out the human that was taking away the home that Uncle Kenny had meant for them.
They soon knew that the Valerie-human was related to Cousin Lacy’s boyfriend. Lacy had probably not intended to kill him. Drew listened carefully to what the females said and Nancy focused on the conversation of the humans who worked around what they called, “the scene”. They shortly had the information they’d sought for some time: an old man and his dog had attacked their cousin and killed her, now they knew where he lived… “Brooks”, the old, “Lee Place”…
**** * ****
Deputy Barnum made it to the scene at the Elbert residence, near the beginning of his shift, just in time to meet with the clean-up crew assigned to pick up the corpse. They worked by stand lights and the headlights of their car since it was past nightfall. He would only have to be on site for a short time. “Hey fellas, you need help with anything?”
“Nah, we got it Barnum, look out for the smell, still some left.” One of the techs advised him. “Nowhere near as bad as that Elbert chic but still pretty ripe.”
A deep throated angry growl arose from just within the wood line. It was quickly followed by a slightly higher pitched one and then some scuffling noises and the breaking of branches as large bodies moved more deeply into the forest. Barnum looked up startled and the two remaining techs whipped their heads towards the trees. There was no sign that anything was there and only the movement of a few small branches indicated that anyone or anything had been just out of sight… observing. “I’m going to the trunk to get my rifle… just in case.” Barnum informed the others.
As his trunk lid squealed open and he reached for his AR platform rifle, a deep octave roar arose from within the woods, quickly joined by a howl of anger, frustration, and grief. The reverberations sent cold shivers up Barnum’s spine and the two techs finished up quickly. He was very happy when they cleared the scene and didn’t envy the Sheriff Cloud and Justice Jenny Fiore, who still had to notify the widow. Despite the mess of the body, they had quickly identified the victim by his license plates, what was left of his face, and the driver license in his wallet. It was only on his way back to the more settled areas where he normally patrolled that Barnum thought about the report that Valerie LeFevre had made. It sounded like what she had described, giant wolves that could run on two legs or four…
**** * ****
I awakened at 04:44 exactly, according to my phone. I felt like I’d heard something. The air condition must have been running hard, it felt cold in the bedroom, even with Miriam’s warm body beside me. I lay there and listened and thought about getting up to adjust the thermostat but I really didn’t want to, I wanted to sleep. I’d just started to drift off to dreamland when I shot up at the sound of deep throated howls that emerged from the woods behind the house. That’s not Lacy! I thought. Sounds like two or more. Sounds more like that other Lacy…
Miriam, accustomed to arising quickly for emergencies stirred and asked why Lacy had come to visit so early and why she felt the need to make so much noise. She apparently hadn’t fully awakened. “It’s alright love, sleep on, I’ll take a look.”
I crept down the stairs, shotgun in one hand, handheld spotlight in the other. I was ready in case of another werewolf attack. Once you’ve experienced one, you will never feel completely safe. At least I hadn’t and when I reached the front door, I shuddered. The sounds I’d heard the night I had to kill Lacy Elbert had returned, the heavy treads on the front porch, the scratching and rattling at the door. I clicked off the safety and prepared to blast away through the front portal to my home once again… when I heard a different howl cut through the gloom of the night outside… Lacy’s howl!
Once more my girl and I would face the danger side by side; I knew she was there to help. Her sound had come from very close to the house, I couldn’t risk a blind shot through the door. I shifted over to one of the windows on either side of the door. I hung the handle of the big light on my thumb and used the rest of my fingers to grasp the curtain and pull it aside. My already pounding pulse skipped ahead several beats when I saw what the dim exterior lights displayed, The face was a close match for the one I’d seen in the woods after it attacked Lacy and then again when Lacy Elbert had burst through my front door in animal fury.
The beast snarled at me through the glass but quickly looked over its shoulder. Another, even larger creature stood beside it, facing full on into the front yard, lit by the gibbous moon. Both creatures spied something just out of my vision, a shadowy figure with glowing red eyes; Lacy was here to help, I had to back her. Both monsters leapt from the porch and moved incredibly swiftly towards my girl. I ran to the front door and flung it open, heedless of any threat they may pose. I’d taken down one werewolf with a 12 Gauge, I could handle two…
The situation evolved quickly out of my control as Lacy bounded away into the trees, the others in hot pursuit. The big one stopped and looked back at me when I stepped out on the porch and screamed, “Stop! You leave her alone, bastards!” It hesitated and was lost, I was able to hit it with at least a few pellets of .00 Buckshot. The blast set my ears to ringing and the impact set the beast to snarling after a startled yelp of pain and surprise. I used the recoil to pump in the next round, a slug but there was nothing ahead of me but darkness. I stepped back inside to retrieve the spotlight I’d dropped when I saw that ghastly face at my window. I shone it into the woods and could find nothing. I heard a hunting howl drift through the trunks and limbs, then some other sounds, almost like barks and snarls but they faded into the night. I had no way to track them or to help my Lacy…
**** * ****
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2020.04.04 21:24 Cucubert 4-4-20 - Comprehensive List of Free Services, Emergency Assistance, Ways we can Help, and Things to Do While We All Quarantine

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2020.04.02 22:55 Cucubert 4-2-20 - Comprehensive List of Free Services, Emergency Assistance, Ways we can Help, and Things to Do While We All Quarantine

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COLLEGE STUDENTS
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HOBBIES, LEARNING, TIME PASSERS, AND EXERCISE
VIRTUAL TOURS AND LIVE WEBCAMS
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LIST OF OTHER HELPFUL LISTS, DISCOUNTS (AND THINGS I COULDN'T CATEGORIZE)
3/24 Update: Added some more general links as well as a new category: Good News and Heroes. My post has reached a length where it doesn't want to let me add anything else. I will begin a new list tomorrow with a link to this one at the top.
3/25 Update: Added a few more resources for healthcare workers, and a few other items. I got a hold of quite a few additional entertainment sources so that will be the focus of tomorrow's update.
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03/27 Update: Added more important information. Please browse this section carefully as this is the most information about the CoVid-19 situation that you should know. I also added some additional links in most of the other categories.
03/28 Update: I am beginning a collaborative project with u/rbevans to create a searchable database of resources since it seems inevitable that I will eventually hit the character limit here on Reddit. I will continue updating daily on Reddit in the meantime, though.
04/01 Update: Sorry for my absence, I took a much needed break from the non-stop Corona-virus news, but am refreshed and ready to get back to work now!
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2020.04.01 16:46 Cucubert 4-1-20 - Comprehensive List of Free Services, Emergency Assistance, Ways we can Help, and Things to Do While We All Quarantine

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3/24 Update: Added some more general links as well as a new category: Good News and Heroes. My post has reached a length where it doesn't want to let me add anything else. I will begin a new list tomorrow with a link to this one at the top.
3/25 Update: Added a few more resources for healthcare workers, and a few other items. I got a hold of quite a few additional entertainment sources so that will be the focus of tomorrow's update.
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04/01 Update: Sorry for my absence, I took a much needed break from the non-stop Corona-virus news, but am refreshed and ready to get back to work now!
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2020.03.29 08:00 Cucubert 3-29-20 - Comprehensive List of Free Services, Emergency Assistance, Ways we can Help, and Things to Do While We All Quarantine

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3/24 Update: Added some more general links as well as a new category: Good News and Heroes. My post has reached a length where it doesn't want to let me add anything else. I will begin a new list tomorrow with a link to this one at the top.
3/25 Update: Added a few more resources for healthcare workers, and a few other items. I got a hold of quite a few additional entertainment sources so that will be the focus of tomorrow's update.
03/26 Update: Added quite a few user suggested items I hadn't gotten around to, and a special thanks to everyone who has contributed to this list.
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Official posts for 2020/03/03, updated at 17:15:13

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  • General Discussion » [News] Shadows Rising Now Available for Pre-purchase
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  • General Discussion » Whats your most losing streak?
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  • General Discussion » Patch 1.23.3 Notes

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  • API Discussion » World of Warcraft API Patch Notes - 2020/03/03
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2020.03.03 20:10 blue_trackerbot Overwatch Molly Fender in Triple Damage Experiment Finished

General Discussion » Triple Damage Experiment Finished

Molly Fender

Hey everyone, we’ve just concluded the Triple Damage test in Experimental mode and have turned off the card in-game.
Thank you for all your feedback about Triple Damage (1-3-2) in the Experimental mode over the past week. We’ve been reading through all of your thoughts, ideas, and feedback - its immensely helpful!
As Jeff mentioned previously, Experimental will come back at a later date for testing of other balance updates, rulesets, and game modes. For more information on the new Experimental mode, see our developer update or patch notes.
We appreciate everyone’s feedback and look forward to more Experimental tests in the future!
https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/overwatch/t/triple-damage-experiment-finished/467322/1
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2020.02.17 09:34 iminterestingplease Part 48.

Had to make a new part after 2 months. I guess the characters max out fast on Reddit.
7536.(Music Lyrics change.)"She prays to God most every night and though she swears he doesn't listen."/"She prays to God most every night and though she swears it doesn't listen."("There's still a hope in her he might."/"There's still a hope in her it might.")(What do you hear?)("I have no answers for you."/"I have no reasons for you.")(Was it the same lyrics through the whole song?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq1hxdGjesg
7537.(Bible change.)Do you remember Today and Forever and similar words never being written as To Day or For Ever?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SGW_IFA9Tt4
7538.(Music Lyrics change.)"Dust on the bottom."/"Dust on the bottle."("It keeps getting better as the years go by."/"It keeps getting better as the days go by.")(Did he never say "Well it's like a fine wine."?)(Do any of his logos look off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wlHJ-hnnJyA
7539.(History change.)Do you remember Holodomor not being a thing?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R8_0qGk1CWo
7540.(Phantom fictional character.)Do you remember Uncle Deadly from The Muppets not existing?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1IKpo5ykJYQ
7541.(Movie Quote change.)"Who are you?"-Criminal "I'm Batman."-Batman/"What are you?-Criminal "I'm Batman."-Batman(Was it always Who and never What?)(Was it "Who? What are you?" or "What? Who are you?")
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=adZc9GXTKgI
7542.(Rock Band name change.)Huey Lewis & The News/Huey Lewis And The News(Was it one or the other or both?)(Huey Lewis In The News?)(Any of their logos off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=l8e-kDR_xYU
7543.(Spelling change.)Levy/Levee
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QoXPc-RI4kQ
7544.(Music Lyrics change.)"All that noise and all that sound. All those spaces I got found."/"All that noise and all that sound. All those places I have found."(Was it something else?)("Birds come flying at the speed of sound to show you where it all began."/"Birds come flying at the speed of sound to show you how it all began.")(Was it something else?)(Any of their logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NKHmpMqXBNs
7545.(Famous Actor name change.)Noah Wiley/Noah Wyle(Other spellings?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7vreJOa3Wn8
7546.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Viruses have DNA, Tesla's age at death, C-3PO chest antennas, wolves and bears hunt together, how to throw a punch has changed, tigers losing shoulder stripes, canine rabies is different than other rabies, sharks pee through their skin, and other things.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xufCCwwL5co
Add-On: Do you remember John Kay & Steppenwolf not being a thing?(Were John Kay & Who's To Say not a thing?)(Were John Kay & Sparrow not a thing?)(Were Hall & Oates never known as Hall + Oates or anything else as well as the other names already mentioned?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tpzwKPkUO2c
7547.(Song name change.)If Only Tonight I Could Sleep/If Only Tonight We Could Sleep(Lyrics as well.)(Any of their logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tpzwKPkUO2c
7548.(Music Lyrics change.)"He said I'm gonna be like you dad."/"He'd say I'm gonna be like you dad."
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d_zVAH8PxKk
7549.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Elvis Presley singing Good Luck Charm alone instead of with a female backup singer?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0gx4kPDW0w
7550.(Real Life Quote change.)"Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face."/"Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth."(Was it something else?)(Did Mike Tyson say it first?)(Did he say it at all?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cecjQs8PHE8
7551.(Music Lyrics change.)"When the music's over, turn off the lights. Turn off the lights. Turn off the lights."/"When the music's over, turn out the lights. Turn out the lights. Turn out the lights."(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jHbEME81rMQ
Add-On: Do you remember these celebrities, newscasters, background people and t.v. show co-hosts I forgot to mention previously also not acting weird or freezing up?(Lots of newscasters, background people and co-hosts from what all the other videos show.)(There's an NBA player who doesn't remember hugging someone or being at a game I don't know the name of.)(Jim Carrey, Nicki Minaj, Keke Wyatt, Tiger Woods, Serena Williams, Winona Ryder, Kodak Black, James Holmes, Knowshon Moreno.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rlnMqBtmw5U
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ4mkhQzmm4
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HkPYQS8eCJw
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PW8IipJsR6c
Add-On: Do you remember these people not being the way they're depicted now?(Mother Teresa is less true to her Faith and who she was now, Che Guevara is now evil and selfish and no longer just fought for a revolution, Mahatma Gandhi is also more selfish and concerned with his own beliefs and now let his wife die from an illness by not allowing her to take a medicine that he took and slept with underage women, Saddam Hussein is overall less brutal and has been swayed more in to surrendering and being kinder in this reality, Dalai Lama has changed more and doesn't speak good English and is even more inconsistent in his interviews and is much slower and doesn't sound as bright.)(David Letterman is less risky with his humor and more mellow with his comedy and talk show and he has a big beard and sounds different.)
https://www.reddit.com/Retconned/comments/dpieoz/me_celebrity_personality_change/
7552.(Pop Band name change.)Escape Club/The Escape Club(Was it one or the other or both?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Naj50Su8Mkk
7553.(Movie name change.)Ford Vs. Ferrari/Ford V. Ferrari
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9Oy-j0FQmP0
7554.(History change.)Do you remember there not being mobile telephones as far back as the 1940's?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xDy2tHCPdk8
7555.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Allied jets of WW2, Nazis had wooden jets, bicornate uterus is "normal", Statue Of Liberty wears fellah slave clothes of Egypt, more Greenland changes, more British flag changes, more C3PO changes, Great WALLS Of China, and other things.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7fq8qymPY_8
7556.(Theme Song Lyrics change.)"When it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year."/"Well it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year."(Was it 3, 4, or 5 claps at the beginning of the song?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FHfXXj_of8E
7557.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the Antonov 225 not having such small and powerful engines?(Did they not have reverse thrust and were they not far forward?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=S8Cc7t3Ngic
7558.(Theme Song Lyrics change.)"We're gonna make our dreams come true."/"We're gonna make our dream come true."/"We're gonna make that dream come true."(Any other lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)("Houston we've got a problem." or "Houston we got a problem."?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PCMGM3sW914
7559.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember 10000 Steps being real and accurate science instead of just a marketing gimmick?
https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/science/10000-steps
Add-On: Do you remember the lines going up the street on Abbey Road being a zig-zag pattern?(Were the crosswalk lines always evenly spaced?)(Is the order of The Beatles inconsistent?)(Did Paul never wear shoes at all?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=coRsRn9seAQ
7560.(Product name change.)Scott's Porridge Oats/Scott's Porage Oats(Was it always spelled Porridge and never Porage?)(Is the history behind it off?)
https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/brands/scotts-porage-porridge
7561.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Ice fleas, Whitey Bulger was an MK Ultra victim, 1968 flu pandemic, 103 year old car phone, cornrows used as escape maps, Native Americans had cornrows, ectopic tissue, emerald boa has how many holes for heat sensing, Ponce de Leon was not looking for fountain of youth, Manchineel poison apple tree that rains poison is native to Florida, and other things.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_xJ8AyIg2bY
Add-On: Do you remember breakfast at McDonald's always ending at 11:00 instead of recently in the UK?(Was it like that everywhere?)(Was All-Day Breakfast never a thing in the US or anywhere?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X4WlIPo-aaM
Add-On: Do you remember Honika instead of Hanukkah?(Was it something else?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_YvgLxHzj4M
7562.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Five Eyes not being a thing?(Are the nations in it different?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3xyxFcF2dNw
7563.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the Fixed Term Act in the UK always being 4 years(Even after 2011?)(Was it something else?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A-yNj6qU8TU
7564.(Abbreviation change.)Present Work Directory/Print Work Directory
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PhUXkuUGidk
7565.(Instrument name change.)Chello/Cello(Was it never known as a Violoncello or anything else?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-LsUtcR06Hc
7566.(Fictional Character appearance change.)Umpa Lumpa/Oompa Loompa(Was it pronounced different?)(Is their hair color slightly different or off?)(Were there not eyebrows not white and what color were they?)(Is Willy Wonka's hat off in any way from the original movie?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t0aSwU8t1NI
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k6QPoMWz4mk
7567.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the ghost in Three Men And A Baby being a grown woman instead of a little boy?(Was it someone else?)(Was it a different scene?)(Was it real?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0mm0MWKztmo
Add-On: Do you remember Texico instead of Texaco?(Was it a mix of Texas and Mexico instead of just Texas?)(Anything else off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texaco
Add-On: Do you remember Pop-Tarts Cookies & Cream instead of Pop-Tarts Cookies & Créme
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pop-Tarts-Frosted-Cookies-and-Creme-16-Toaster-Pastries/10891757
7568.(Music Lyrics change.)"I'm your favorite son."/"I'm your native son."(Any other lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6XyRdJr4LSc
7569.(Theme Song Lyrics change.)"To buy candy bars."/"Fueled by candy bars."/"If you'll buy candy bars."(Do you hear 1 of the 2 latter ones?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nws6lKnLpCw
Add-On: Do you remember the E in Dumb And Dumber not being backwards?(Was it an & instead of And in all three movies?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0UEnwGy6sXY
Add-On: Do you remember Tom Petty being the first singer of Free Fallin' instead of Guns N' Roses?(Are they covering his song before he did?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2O1mE2nVMs
Add-On: Do you remember "I'm a paper kisser." not being an option to hear in Paper Chaser?(Was "I don't care." not an option to hear in Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mT9JPKl4cYU
Add-On: Do you remember Seals & Kroft instead of Seals & Croft?(Was it something else?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1rcIdsus-mA
7570.(Music Lyrics change.)"The hardest part this broken heart has ever yet been through."/"The hardest part this troubled heart has never yet been through."(Any other lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hAEcleJkj8o
7571.(Celebrity death that didn't happen.)Do you remember Bernie Madoff committing suicide in 2009 instead of still being alive?(Anything else surrounding him or his family history and family seem off?)
https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/people/bernie-madoff-died-in-2008
7572.(History change.)Do you remember Marilyn Monroe singing Santa Baby or at least covering it?(Anything else off?)
https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/music/did-marilyn-monroe-sing-santa-baby
7573.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Jesus never holding a cane or "magic wand"?(Were most paintings of him never based off Cesare Borgia?)(Ceaser or Ceasar Borgia?)(Did Cesare Borgia not exist?)(Was he not in a supposed relationship with Michelangelo?)
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ELO7Xr-WkAAoT80.jpg
7574.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the Intel jingle sounding more smooth and clear than it does now?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-ihRPi4wcBY
7575.(Spelling change.)OcculaOcular(Occulus/Oculus)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf1PICzUSHY
7576.(Spelling change.)Seratonin/Serotonin
https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/serotonin
7577.(Spelling change.)Bergamont/Bergamot
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bergamot_orange
7578.(Real Life Quote change.)"This is the fucking story."/"This is the shocking story."(Is it one or the other or both?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=G4LK0adh5Cc
7579.(Celebrity death that didn't happen.)Do you remember John Carpenter dying in 2018?(Anything else off?)
https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/people/john-carpenter
7580.(Music Lyrics change.)"Your dad's a cricket."/"You and I for Christmas."(Do you hear one or the other both?)(Does it sound like something else?)(Any of the other lyrics off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9CwOewuettE
7581.(Celebrity death that didn't happen.)Do you remember Henry Kissinger dying in 2016 or another year?
https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/people/did-henry-kissinger-die-in-2016
7582.(History change.)Do you remember there being 5 people in the car when Princess Diana crashed instead of 4?(Anything else surrounding her death, people who died around her, her, or other people off?)
https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/people/lady-di-how-many-people-in-the-car
7583.(Theme Song Lyrics change.)"If there's something strange in your neighborhood."/"If there's something strange in the neighborhood."(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Other lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m9We2XsVZfc
7584.(Music Lyrics change.)"You were lead to find my life."/"You electrify my life."(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Other lyrics off?)(Any of their logos look off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgum6OT_VH8
7585.(Music Lyrics change.)"At least you could polish the fenders."/"At least he can polish the fenders."(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7nfEYV7nWc0
7586.(Music Lyrics change.)"'Cause I'm fartless."/"'Cause I'm heartless."(Heartless through the whole song sounds like Fartless.)(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1DpH-icPpl0
7587(Music Lyrics change.)"I ain't going back. (She ain't going back.)"/"I ain't done bad. (She ain't done bad.)"(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zplc4Ienkws
7588.(Music Lyrics change.)"Until we're gifted Pikachu."/"Until we get there it's just you."(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Any of their logos look off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ygr2JsQcY8
7589.(Music Lyrics off.)"The bakers gonna bake bake bake bake bake bake."/"The haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate hate."(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nfWlot6h_JM
7590.(Commercial Quote change.)"I do exist."/"They do exist."(Do you hear one or the other or both?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iE8CJwXSPRs
7591.(Company name change.)New Holland Brewery Company/New Holland Brewing Company
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h482Pj_R7zg
7592.(Music Lyrics change.)"It's a free ride when you're already there."/"It's a free ride when you've already paid."(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Any of her logos look off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aJPMi6ccDQQ
7593.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(New Babirusa pig changes, chrome colored butterfly, amphiuma species, pega donkey, Telharmonium electronic instrument of 1897, 2009 Swine Flu infected 50 million Americans, Swine Flu gives you immunity to all other flus, Alagille Syndrome, Buck Rogers In The 21st Century/Buck Rogers In The 25th Century, and other things.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4xHBTK48G5Y
7594.(Can't think of a title.)Do you hear "Corona", "Killing Me", or both?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KrwjhPZIC-Q
7595.(Video Game Quote change.)"Welcome to Atlanta living Jodie."/"Welcome back to the land of the living Jodie."/"Welcome back to the land of living Jodie."(Do you hear one, or another, two of them, or all three?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u3auxC4oLrs
7596.(History change.)Do you remember Bela Lugosi(Bella Lugosi?)being in a regular outfit instead of his Dracula costume?
https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/science/was-bela-lugosi-buried-in-his-dracula-cape
7597.(Date change.)Do you remember The Beatles officially splitting up in the late 1960's instead of around the early to mid 1970's?(Anything else off?)
https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/music/when-did-the-beatles-split-up
7598.(Fictional Character appearance change.)Do you remember all of Inspector Gadget's gloves being white instead of the normal ones being brown and the other ones being yellow?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fsTK13I-uog
7599.(Music Lyrics change.)"Gone, gone with the wind."/"Gone, gone by the wind."(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Other lyrics?)(Any of their logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J4NQHaud-ZU
7600.(Music Lyrics change.)"Watching you sleep in the evening light."/"Watching you sleep in the evil light."/"Watching you sleep in the evil eye."(Do you hear one or another or two or all three?)(Other lyrics?)(Any of his logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OKlj19836_E
7601.(Music Lyrics change.)"The alleged assailant is my lover."/"The alleged is 5ft 1."(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Any of his logos off?)(Other lyrics?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L3Pua6D9DsE
7602.(Music Lyrics change.)"Do I need it? Mocha."/"Do I need it? No duh."/"Do I need it. Woke up."(Do you hear one or another or two or three?)(Other lyrics?)(Any of his logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=09bAUwzODfI
7603.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Viral interference, Neotrogla, snake musk attacks, barking water deer with retractable fangs, super fast earthworms, dogs have heat sensor pits in nose, dogs and cats can see UV light, refered itches, plague doctor changes, black sea hare, Dollar Tree tree has changed, Russia owned Alaska and more changes related to that, Gorbachev's port wine stain, and other things.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nURxh6tKaw0
7604.(Music Lyrics change.)"The heart does go on."/"The hot dogs go on."(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Other lyrics?)(Any of her logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Siz-xBfIqpg
7605.(History change.)Do you remember St. Patrick being officially canonized as a saint?
https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/religion/is-st-patrick-a-saint
7606.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Uranus smells like farts, viruses make you sick if your immune system overreacts, lactic acid does not cause muscle pain, airglow and extra bright nights, human piebaldism, Cruella de Vil hair color changed, and other things.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R5PgdC7TlZ0
7607.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the song mentioned below not existing?(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1U9tZf7X9_4
7608.(Phantom movie quote.)Do you remember "What does it do?" "That's the beauty of it. It doesn't do anything." being a quote from somewhere such as a movie, tv show, or video game?(Anything else off?)
https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/movies/movie-quote-from-no-movie
7609.(Phantom movie quote.)Do you remember Arnold Schwarzenegger saying "Come On! I'm right here! What are you waiting for? Kill me! Do it now!" instead of "Come on! Come on! Do it! Do it! Come on! Come on! Kill me! I'm here! Kill me! I'm here! Kill me! Come on! Kill me! I'm here! Come on! Do it now! Kill me!"?(Does he sound off?)(Is he positioned differently and his expression off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kWUgr5k7Wu8
7610.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Strawberry corn, Jose Delgado bullfighting mind control, Claude Monet could see UV light, golden blood type, jackknife clam, graupel, Australian Alps, kangaroos in snow, Kaspersky internet security name change, Greta Thurberg/Greta Thumberg/Greta Thunberg, and other things.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n9gtQlXxsH8
7611.(Music Lyrics change.)"All we need is a piece of lemon."/"All we need is a piece of heaven."(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Other lyrics off?)(Any of his logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iKKf_7C0MwQ
7612.(Music Lyrics change.)"My crawling eye."/"My darling I."(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Other lyrics off?)(Any of his logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oSeBZo361Oo
7613.(Music Lyrics change.)"Like Tarzan's boy."/"Like Tarzan boy."(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Other lyrics off?)(Any of their logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kuLOUufHdaU
7614.(Music Lyrics change.)"You finally get what you deserve."/"You're bound to get what you deserve."(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Other lyrics off?)(Any of their logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YUEAjS3urfA
7615.(Music Lyrics change.)"The rain has gone."/"The rain is gone."(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Other lyrics off?)(Any of his logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r1MjRp0ys5I
7616.(Music Lyrics change.)"Put me online."/"Work me all night."(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Other lyrics off?)(Any of their logos off?)(Everybody Dance Now/Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now))(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mXda46z9usA
7617.(History change.)Do you remember Christopher Columbus' nationality being confirmed as Italian instead of possibly Portuguese, something else, or unknown?
https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/people/was-christopher-columbus-italian-or-portuguese
7618.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Big Ben having clear, wide Roman numerals instead of cramped Roman numerals?
https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/art/the-face-of-big-ben
7619.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Horizontal lightning, TV colors influence dream colors, squirting milk in your eye is antibiotic, numerous tv stars forgetting making shows and movies or starring in them or being on talk shows and singers and rappers thinking someone ripped off their music when it was just them or forgetting they made certain songs or albums, Venus/Mars/Jupiter can be seen in daylight with the naked eye, Hawaii had 3 years of martial law after Pearl Harbor, C19 comet has coincidental name, blue star Kachina, the Spartans were not good fighters, more on cockroach milk, lots of new creepy old religious paintings, and other things.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WlpPQkX4_qw
7620.(Real Life Quote change.)"They are able."/"They are evil."(Do you hear one or the other or both?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0bsafPEGBPk
7621.(Fictional Character name change.)Sporky/Forky
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=D2iKFX9x-NQ
7622.(Spelling change.)Irresistable/Irresistible
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irresistible_(2020_film)
7623.(Agency name change.)National Institute Of Health/National Institutes Of Health
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Institutes_of_Health
7624.(T.V. Show name change.)Spencer: For Hire/Spenser: For Hire(Books too.)(Was Spenser never an acceptable spelling of Spencer?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spenser:_For_Hire
7625.(Fictional Character name change.)Geordi LaForge/Geordi La Forge
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geordi_La_Forge
7626.(Famous Journalist name change.)Mitsumi Takahashi/Mutsumi Takahashi
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutsumi_Takahashi
7627.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember there only ever being one version of the Dogs Playing Poker painting and were they are in a bar smoking cigars and were there green visors?(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LoK6uhhAlFc
Add-On: Do you remember Essentia water being Essential?(Are the white spots on the back of tigers' eyes off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=33N6VnnfD80
7628.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember guinea pigs having 4 digits on the front and back instead of 3 in the back?(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b4d7QHe34XU
7629.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember bees not being able to swim?(A weird new tendon in the neck?)(Is The Creation Of Adam scarf new?)(Was the guy in The Scream looking at you directly?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5GoHuj30ork
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n9mF_6nO9nw
7630.(Music Lyrics change.)"If had words to paint a day for you."/"If I had words to make a day for you."(Any other lyrics off?)(Any of any of their logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/music/if-i-had-words-to-paint-or-make-a-day-for-you
Add-On: Do you remember Darth Vader not having what looks like a utility belt?(Was there no green on him at all?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EspSejTWyLM
7631.(Music Lyrics change.)"Only the names have changed."/"Only the names've changed."/"Only the names will change."(Any other lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XDZlEj0fkt4
Add-On: Do you remember there not supposedly being a hidden song in The Last Supper?
https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/art/the-backward-soundtrack-of-the-last-supper
7632.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(More human sinus changes, more Land O' Lakes changes, vaccines making illnesses worse is now real science, specific allegations against Julian Assange, The Great Wave famous art, Malabar civet, Nilgai, black buck, cow head tufts, more on vampire moths, temperature sensitive coloration in cats, more weird rainbows, and other things.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lyIGzwA_QxE
7633.(Music Lyrics change.)"Better lock your door."/"Better lock the door."("Get your crucifix."/"Grab your crucifix.")("Better stay awake."/"Gonna stay up late.")(Any other lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QCIdfwHgVdU
Add-On: Do you remember "If you like making love at midnight." instead of "If you'd like making love at midnight."?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IC7Y6Q9wrnY
7634.(Music Lyrics change.)"Pardon me while I burst and rise above the flames."/"Pardon me while I burn and rise above the flame."(Any other lyrics off?)(Any of their logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=awwB6etJ02Y
7635.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember slave Princess Leia not wearing boots?(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h6ZZBJ1s7Es
7636.(Company name change.)LinkdIn/LinkedIn
https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/brands/linkedin-or-linkdin
Add-On: Do you remember Nikola Tesla dying in a car accident instead of from a heart attack?(Did he die at a younger age than he does now?)
https://www.biography.com/inventonikola-tesla
7637.(Product name change.)Little Smokies/Lil' Smokies/Lit'l Smokies
https://www.hillshirefarm.com/products/cocktail-links/litl-smokies-smoked-sausage/
7638.(Music Lyrics change.)"Of a man that Brandy loves."/"Of a man that Brandy loved."(Any other lyrics off?)(Any of their logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=39Z80oHUZOw
7639.(Music Lyrics change.)"This double vision."/"The double vision."("You got nobody to love."/"I got nobody to love.")(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Any other lyrics off?)(Any of their logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K53UEgCPDBc
7640.(Music Lyrics change.)"What my friends say."/"What I might say."(Was it the same through the whole song?)(Any other lyrics off?)(Any of his logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=S89AmJFP-j0
7641.(Music Lyrics change.)"Riding on the city of New Orleans."/"Riding on the city of New Orlean."(Any other lyrics sound like that?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YiuJFlhqaNI
7642.(Music Lyrics change.)"If you see a faded sign by the side of the road."/"If you see a faded sign at the side of the road."(Any other lyrics off?)(Any of their logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Tzo4NHFKu9Q
7643.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Eddie instead of Betty in You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon?(Any other lyrics off?)(Any of his logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IH8r91eiE0g
7644.(Song name change.)Red Hot Love/Radar Love(Any lyrics off?)(Any of their logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iMp_XDmvs4M
7645.(Music Lyrics change.)"Red hot thong."/"Radar phone."(Any other lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RaG8faaFUMM
7646.(Fictional Character appearance change.)Do you remember Alice having a blue headband instead of a black one?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_in_Wonderland_(1951_film)
7647.(T.V. Show name change.)Aqua Team Hunger Force/Aqua Teen Hunger Force(Aqua Team Hunger Force ForeveAqua Teen Hunger Force Forever)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aqua_Teen_Hunger_Force
7648.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Cow tails, more new cow breeds, anemone stinkhorn fungus, comet swan that followed Atlas/c19, Atlantic black sea hare, California sea hare, Spanish territories in Africa, Dr. Evil and Mini-Me have more obvious scars and huge pinky rings, and other things.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wIwIFYdb2nU
7649.(Music Lyrics change.)"There's always someone else I see."/"It's always someone else I see."(Any other lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=x4TJFiY_-Q0
7650.(Music Lyrics change.)"Your brain starts ticking."/"Your brain stops ticking."(Any other lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=njXrMdXf374
7651.(Music Lyrics change.)"Like a blister in the sun."/"Like I blister in the sun."(Any other lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PBV6addABXQ
7652.(Music Lyrics change.)"Go Rockin' Robin cause we're really gonna rock tonight."/"Blow Rockin' Robin cause we're really gonna rock tonight."(Any other lyrics off?)(Any of his logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rzmU9jVQC4Q
7653.(Music Lyrics change.)"Hold back these feelings."/"Hold back this feeling."(Any other lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2J3fCWnQPk
7654.(Music Lyrics change.)"There's no escaping the jaws of the aliens in time."/"There's no escaping the jaws of the alien this time."(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Any other lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xIx_HbmRnQY
7655.(Music Lyrics change.)"Pull this thread."/"Hold this thread."(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Any other lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9L9G36aevSE
7656.(Music Lyrics change.)"So I reach for my shorty."/"So I reach for my 40."(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Any other lyrics off?)(Any of his logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PVi8bJFIac8
7657.(Music Lyrics change.)"Her room was completely black."/"The room was completely black."(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Any other lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kh8fPUUJT9k
7658.(Music Lyrics change.)"Dancing in the dark."/"Dancing in the dart."/"Dancing in the dot."(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Any other lyrics off?)(Any of his logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yXmwpWuDmFM
7659.(Music Lyrics change.)"What do we know?"/"But we know."/"That we know."(Do you hear one or the other or 2 or all?)(Any other lyrics off?)(Any of their logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4fValudFZMs
7660.(Music Lyrics change.)"I wanna watch it come down. I wanna watch you come down."/"I wanna watch him come down."/"I wanna watch him go down."/"I wanna watch him come down.")(Do you hear one or the other or 2 or all?)(Any other lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W2NuttZjn14
7661.(Music Lyrics change.)"You can die."/"You can jive."(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Any other lyrics off?)(Any of their logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3ij_pUtJJrw
7662.(Music Lyrics change.)"Oh wanna die."/"Oh what a guy."/"Oh what a night."(Do you hear one or the other or 2 or all?)(Any other lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3Rqx14kkpK0
7663.(Music Lyrics change.)"Groove is in the heart. Groove is in the hall."/"Rumors in the hall. Rumors in the heart."(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Any other lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dTAReklsJnw
7664.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Star Wars Death Star blast turned green, Siamangs, black tufted marmoset, bornean orangutan, golden moon bears resemble lions, long wattled umbrella bird, cannibal horses in the snow covered Australian Alps, book 1984 is now titled Nineteen Eighty-Four, Margarita Dermatitis means lime juice and other juices plus sun on your skin yields third degree burns and skin discoloration that lasts for years, and other things.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aX85_892AVU
7665.(Music Lyrics change.)"I don't believe."/"I'd only leave you."(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Any other lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LDCPUxMMMUk
7666.(Theme Song Lyrics change.)"Shredder taught them to be ninja teens."/"Splinter taught them to be ninja teens."(Do you hear or the other or both?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iWb2AmuzGuI
7667.(Music Lyrics change.)"You got a friend in me."/"You've got a friend in me."(Title too.)(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Any of his logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EcXURC_nNhc
7668.(Fictional Character appearance change.)Do you remember Robin's always being green and not yellow?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_(character)
7669.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember all The Twilight Zone intros saying "You are now entering the twilight zone."?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rYXXMnhu1CQ
7670.(Music Lyrics change.)"God'll cut you down."/"Gotta cut you down."(Do you hear one or the other or both?)(Any other lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTCS6aWRSc
7671.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember people cheering on live TV on 9/11 when the towers collapsed?
https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/tv/thousands-cheering-on-tv-right-after-9-11
7672.(Music Lyrics change.)"Blowing like a breeze."/"Growing like a breeze."(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PpfzScTZxeU
7673.(Fictional Character name change.)Private Pile/Private Pyle(Jim Nabors too.)(Was he never called Gomer in Full Metal Jacket?)
https://villains.fandom.com/wiki/Private_Gomer_Pyle
7674.(Music Lyrics change.)"All these feelings."/"All the things."(Do you hear or the other or another or both?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Sugz1s9kOTU
Add-On: Do you remember the Tin Man not having bumps on his hands?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn141ZcgW9Y
7675.(Famous Basketball Player name change.)Larry Byrd/Larry Bird
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Bird
7676.(Famous Rapper name change.)Dave Byrd/Dave Burd
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lil_Dicky
7677.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember "Hear ye! Hear ye!" being what town criers and others would say to get attention for important news instead of "Oyez! Oyez!"?
https://www.reddit.com/Retconned/comments/gbja4v/oyez/
7678.(Music Lyrics change.)"Can't you hear can't you hear that thunder?"/"Can you hear can you hear the thunder?"("On a hippie trail head full of zombies."/"On a hippie head full of zombie.")("Where rivers flow."/"Where beer does flow.")(Do you certain lyrics or the other one or both?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AKXJkcgG-rA
7679.(Music Lyrics change.)"I've heard the accusations before."/"I've heard the accusation before."("Don't leave false illusions behind."/"Don't leave false illusion behind.")("I can read your mind."/"I can read their mind.")(Did it sound the same every time?)(Other lyrics off?)(Any of their logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PU2f3LJZUcM
7680.(Movie Quote change.)"What are you doing picking my apples?"/"What do you think you're doing?"(Did the tree say something else?)(Did the Scarecrow say "How do you like them apples?", or "What about those apples?"?)(Was the movie where the saying originated?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Jp3HVHkklRA
7681.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Bill Gates and the history of the first computer operating system, crows hunt rabbits, antibody dependent enhancement, Toyota TRD logo, Bridgette Bardot/Brigitte Bardot, horned screamer bird, eating lab grown human meat made of famous people, hagfish digest food through their skin better than their intestines, extreme heat causes ice formation and ice caps on Mercury, and other things.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4-IFNk74OqA
7682.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the agents from all The Matrix movies wearing suits that were black inside and out and not yellow on the inside?(Did Keanu Reeves not wear a suit that was yellow inside either?)(Did Morpheus not have a green tie?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=a-60l-5russ
7683.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Ariana Grande driving a pink Porsche in Thank U, Next instead of a black one?(Did Reese Witherspoon drive a pink Porsche in Legally Blonde and not a black one?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fRyRj2bJKvo
7684.(Music Lyrics change.)"Tight fitting jeans."/"Tight fitting jean."(Any other lyrics off?)(Any of his logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xs1kwVeKcRg
7685.(Music Lyrics change.)"Let's get this party started."/"Let's get the thing started."(Anything else with these lyrics off?)("Make everything nice."/"Make everything right.")(Any of his logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xIix0Ya71Oc
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2019.12.13 09:34 iminterestingplease Part 47.

It's starting to pick for the Christmas season but for how long?
7373.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Mandelaeffectresearch.com, red Phoenix bird, Skylab dates, Capital building shape changed again, Iridodonesis, St. Christopher now sometimes depicted with a mutant dog head because ancient people didn't know what a Caananite was, Schumann Resonances, Thinker is now eating his hand even more, Mandela Effect card game having answers inconsistent with present reality, meth invented in 1887 and common during WW2, big lakes showing on bottom of map of Australia and other big lakes, more geography changes, Area 51 wasn't near Roswell, Jingle Bell Rock new lyrics changes, Up On The Housetop new lyrics changes, European clown funerals, and other things.)(Video below.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKk8L2YWZB4
7374.(Music Lyrics change.)"Begging mercy for their sins."/"Begging mercies for their sins."("Satan laughs and spreads his wings."/"Satan laugh and spreads his wings.")(Any of the other lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njawjl4d8cE
7375.(History change.)Do you remember the last major plague being the Black Death in the 1300's instead of in China in 1850?
https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/science/plague-pandemic
7376.(Real Life Quote change.)"But what you can do for your country."/"Ask what you can do for your country."
https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/education/teachers/curricular-resources/elementary-school-curricular-resources/ask-not-what-your-country-can-do-for-you
7377.(Fictional Character appearance change.)Do you remember Indiana Jones' hat being shorter on the top than it is now?(Anything else off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Jones
7378.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Bermeja being located in the Gulf Of Mexico instead of not existing?
https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/geography/bermeja-island
7379.(Phantom t.v. show quote.)Do you remember Dr. McCoy from the original Star Trek saying something similar to "Dammit Jim! I'm a doctor, not a miracle worker."?
https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/dammit-jim-im-a-doctor-not-a-x
7380.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Spider tailed horned viper, Great Wall Of China not one wall, The Thinker is not actually named The Thinker, truffles grow in the desert, naked mole rats can move their teeth independently like chopsticks, American Nazis saluted the American flag for 50 years, and other things.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LIr62WSQImk
7381.(Town name change.)Gettysberg, Pennsylvania/Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gettysburg,_Pennsylvania
7382.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Ashton Kutcher starring in Friends With Benefits instead of Justin Timberlake?(Was Mila Kunis in No Strings Attached with Ashton Kutcher instead of Natalie Portman?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friends_with_Benefits_(film)
Add-On: Do you remember candy canes not having such a complex history?
https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/candycanes.shtml
7383.(History change.)Do you remember Marty Jannetty getting kicked out of the window instead of being thrown out?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QLiVGQP5ksc
7384.(History change.)Do you remember Ramesses II not having a passport given to him in 1974?
https://www.ripleys.com/weird-news/ramses-ii-the-mummy-who-had-a-passport/
7385.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Ebenezer Scrooge being based on a real person?(Anything else off?)
https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/books/ebeneezer-scrooge-was-a-british-mp
7386.(Movie Quote change.)"All I need are some tasty waves, cool buds and I'm fine."/"All I need are some waves, cool buzz and I'm fine."("Way to go Hamilton."/"Alright Hamilton.")
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hReFx1kjuIE
7387.(Music Lyrics change.)"They like to get you there and smile in your face."/"A real life Pikachu laughs while in your face."(Does it sound like the former or the latter?)(Anything else off?)(Any of the other lyrics off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HPyCtkZ9SeI
7388.(Real Life appearance change.)Do you remember Nancy Pelosi not having such big boobs?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=--VsefXs-f4
7389.(Spelling change.)Samarai/Samurai(Other spellings?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samurai
7390.(Music Lyrics change.)"When I'm stuck with a day that's gray and lonely."/"When I'm stuck with a day that's grave and lonely."(Do you hear the former or the latter?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BsMu5uM8juY
7391.(Music Lyrics change.)"Lightning and the thunder."/"Lightning then the thunder."(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr4RYPTJV6w
7392.(Music Lyrics change.)"Cause I don't wanna remember."/"Cause I won't remember."(Do you hear the former or the latter?)(Any of their logos off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h8MAHQhKe7Q
7393.(Music Lyrics change.)"And now it's when I kissed her."/"And that was when I kissed her."(Do you hear the former or the latter?)(Any of their logos off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H_pRyMShJ0k
7394.(Music Lyrics change.)"40000 million notches away."/"40000 million light years away."(Do you hear the former or the latter?)(Any of their logos off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UBnPedWPatI
7395.(Music Lyrics change.)"Since I met you."/"Since I left you."(Do you hear the former or the latter?)(Any of their logos off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P3YR-RKrL1g
7396.(Music Lyrics change.)"What happened to my cinnamon buns?"/"What happened to Miss Independent?"(Do you hear the former or the latter?)(Any of their logos off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oOpwA6rGUR4
7397.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the weird voice at the beginning of 1999 by Prince?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1999_(Prince_song)
7398.(Phantom movie.)Do you remember Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man not existing?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harley_Davidson_and_the_Marlboro_Man
7399.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember I Am Legend having zombies in it instead of vampires?(Is the news interview scene different?)(Anything else off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Legend_(film)
7400.(Music Lyrics change.)"Every moment gets better."/"Every moment red letter."(Anything else off?)
https://genius.com/Walt-disney-records-a-whole-new-world-lyrics
7401.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Ring of fire solar eclipses, legendary Aksum Empire, Hitler's talking dogs with poetry and religion, more population changes, Gombe Chimpanzee War, ground effect is enough to lift a vehicle, crocodiles can also climb trees, tigers have eye spots on back of ears, Tom Thumb was real, more moon landing changes, brown hyena, more orca changes, heavy and semi-heavy water, rough head grenadier, and other things.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=a1v9YQsnxk0
Add-On: Do you remember the Statue Of Liberty not standing on a platform or small tower?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pK0fMRd8Wcc
Add-On: Do you remember "Fly! Fly! Fly!" being the new The Wizard Of Oz quote instead of "Now fly! Fly! Bring me that girl and her slippers! Fly! Fly! Fly!"?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HRM_TfhgrZY
7402.(Music Lyrics change.)"Gonna fly high like a bird up in the sky."/"Will he fly high like a bird up in the sky?"(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A7-fWrugUkk
7403.(Phantom movie.)Do you remember The Wash not being a thing?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lMjYiYRWO1k
7404.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Pavlov using a bell on his dog in his famous experiment instead of a metronome?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fCikajujJ6c
Add-On: Do you remember The Mystery Machine just saying Mystery Machine on the car instead of The Mystery Machine?(Were Velma's shoes a different color or style?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J-XwqUY0ezU
7405.(Music Lyrics change.)"Pushing down on you."/"Pressing down on you."(Any of the other lyrics off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=It3TB4B8Fqw
7406.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember "See what you want to see" phenomena like the viral guy on the swing not being a thing?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_c8tr3tdXhg
7407.(Music Lyrics change.)"Voices of the angels."/"Voices of the angel."("Hear the angels' voices."/"Hear the angel voices.")("The angels did say."/"The angel did say.")(Was Angel always capitalized or not?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7UFGh-uuEa0
7408.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Inka-Dink not being a thing?(Was Potato Man not a thing either?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qWncwaMrC3Q
Add-On: Do you remember "I went for a walk" instead of "I've been for a walk" in California Dreamin'?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MUXUM4hocTs
Add-On: Do you remember Fomoco not being a thing?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hysocmnnzC4
7409.(Song name change.)I Looked At You/The End(Any of the lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)
https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/doors/ilookedatyou.html
7410.(Celebrity death change.)Do you remember Emma Thompson dying while skiing with Liam Neeson instead of Natasha Richardson?(Anything else off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natasha_Richardson
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Thompson
7411.(Fictional Character name change.)Marsha Brady/Marcia Brady
https://bradybunch.fandom.com/wiki/Marcia_Brady
7412.(Music Lyrics change.)"My world turns upside down."/"The world turns upside down."(Any of the lyrics off?)(Any of his logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A84FUZvlFUQ
7413.(Movie name change.)The Labyrinth/Labyrinth(Is the logo off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=70eBNIRuNgc
7414.(Music Lyrics change.)"Mad world."/"Enlarging your world."(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t_Lq3RFnKkM
7415.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Ribbon lightning, bead lightning, more new sprites, Rock Of Gibraltar proof, Line Of Blaschko(Humans are getting stripes.), Vitiligo, Greater Adria, more cat nostril changes, spiders have pet frogs, African wild ass, more New York changes, more Washington changes, and other things.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jTKVmiQe6Zg
7416.(Spelling change.)Stupify/Stupefy(Stupified/Stupefied)(Aggitate/Agitate)(Aggitation/Agitation)(Habenero/Habanero)(Other spellings?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vBW-BIml2pY
7417.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the Thin Red Line not existing?
https://www.patriotwood.com/blogs/news/83224135-what-does-the-thin-red-line-mean-for-firefighters
7418.(Music Lyrics change.)"Might sound crazy what I'm 'Bout to say."/"It might seem crazy what I'm 'Bout to say."("Sunshine's here so you can take a break."/"Sunshine she's here, you can take a break.")("Clap along."/"Clap alone.")(Do you hear the former or latter?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7ACkJwqOEWM
7419.(Music Lyrics change.)"Pick up the receiver."/"Lift up the receiver."(Do you hear the former or latter?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LsXlQW0kfCo
7420.(Music Lyrics change.)"Wasted days and wasted nights."/"Wasted days and wasted night."(Do you hear the former or latter?)(Freddie FendeFreddy Fender)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mBFph1jsl9A
7421.(Music Lyrics change.)"Make God as my objection."/"Regardless my objection."(Do you hear the former or latter?)(Do any of their logos look off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xQzS3JnZQZM
7422.(Music Lyrics change.)"He walked in."/"You walked in."(Do you hear the former or latter?)(Any of her logos look off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DpQcfzj-3gY
7423.(Music Lyrics change.)"You know they won't win."/"We know they won't win."(Do you hear the former or latter?)(Any of their logos look off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XjBwAYIxUso
7424.(Music Lyrics change.)"That's the night that they harmed an innocent man."/"That's the night that they hung an innocent man."(Do you hear the former or latter?)(Any of her logos look off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vpkE5Ee3AOo
7425.(Music Lyrics change.)"I'll pretend my shit's not stinking."/"I'll pretend my ship's not sinking."(Do you hear the former or latter?)(Any of their logos look off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XLdNb9FxTU0
7426.(Animal name change.)Morning Dove/Mourning Dove
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mourning_dove
7427.(Spelling change.)Femenist/Feminist(Anything else off?)
https://www.britannica.com/topic/feminism
7428.(Famous Actor name change.)Annette Benning/Annette Bening(Other spellings?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annette_Bening
7429.(Movie name change.)Blues Brothers/The Blues Brothers(Anything else off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blues_Brothers_(film)
7430.(Spelling change.)Astroid/Asteroid(Other spellings?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid
7431.(Island name change.)Catalina Island/Santa Catalina Island
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Catalina_Island_(California)
7432.(Company name change.)Bartles & James/Bartles & Jaymes(Anything else off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartles_%26_Jaymes
7433.(Famous Singer name change.)Sammy HageSammy Hagar
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sammy_Hagar
7434.(Famous Singer name change.)Johnny Lang/Jonny Lang
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonny_Lang
7435.(Band name change.)The Commodores/Commodores(Any of their logos look off?)(Anything else off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodores
7436.(Song name change.)Johnny B. Good/Johnny B. Goode(Other names?)(Anything else off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_B._Goode
7437.(Famous Actor name change.)Telly Savales/Telly Savalas(Other spellings?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telly_Savalas
7438.(T.V. Show Logo change.)Do you remember the E in Homeland being normal?(Were the Es in The Event normal?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeland_(TV_series)
7439.(Phantom t.v. show.)Do you remember The Fonz And The Happy Days Gang not being a thing?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fonz_and_the_Happy_Days_Gang
7440.(Phantom t.v. show.)Do you remember Gilligan's Planet not being a thing?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilligan's_Planet
7441.(T.V. Show Logo change.)Do you remember the letters in Hannibal not being connected?(Anything else off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannibal_(TV_series)
7442.(Movie Scene change.)Do you remember the woman in the famous painting in Pleasantville not being completely naked?(Anything else off?)
https://www.slideshare.net/mobile/MissGatBC/artworks-featured-in-pleasantville
7443.(Famous Singer name change.)Kenny Wayne Shepard/Kenny Wayne Shepherd
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Wayne_Shepherd
7444.(Movie name change.)Fifty Shades Of Gray/Fifty Shades Of Grey(Book too.)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifty_Shades_of_Grey_(film)
7445.(Movie name change.)The Story Of Robin Hood And His Merry Men/The Story Of Robin Hood And His Merrie Men(Anything else off surrounding the history?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Story_of_Robin_Hood_and_His_Merrie_Men
7446.(Denomination name change.)Jehovah's Witness/Jehovah's Witnesses
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jehovah's_Witnesses
7447.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember it always being Merry Christmas instead and never Merrie Christmas?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Merrie_Christmas_to_You
Add-On: Do you remember Unusual Suspects instead of The Usual Suspects?(Anything else off?)("The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn't exist."/"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.")
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Usual_Suspects
7448.(Phantom celebrity.)Do you remember Elinor Smith not existing?(Do you remember there not being women pilots who flew for Hitler as well?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elinor_Smith
7449.(Movie Scene change.)Do you remember the plane in The World According To Garp being red instead of blue?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World_According_to_Garp_(film)
7450.(Town name change.)Punxatawney, Pennsylvania/Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania(Other spellings?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punxsutawney,_Pennsylvania
7451.(Music Lyrics change.)"In the white room with black curtains at the station."/"In a white room with black curtains near the station."(Any of their logos off?)(Was it something else?)(Anything else off?)(The White Room/The Killing Room)(Book too.)
https://genius.com/Cream-white-room-lyrics
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Killing_Room
7452.(Music Lyrics change.)"Café, café, café."/"Yeah babe, yeah babe, yeah babe."(Do you hear the former or latter?)(Anything else off?)
https://genius.com/Justin-bieber-yummy-lyrics
7453.(Music Lyrics change.)"It's alright. It's okay."/"It's alright. That's okay."("You can look the other way."/"You may look the other way.")(Other lyrics?)(Anything else off?)
https://genius.com/Bee-gees-stayin-alive-lyrics
Add-On: Do you remember Smith & Western?(Remington/Reminton/Remington)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y6yEgarL5zA
7454.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(100 stars vanish, WW2 GPS, dragon lizards have separate wings, Allais Effect, 76% of ocean animals are bioluminesecent, wet haystacks catch fire, Magellan did not circumnavigate the globe, black knight in Monty Python was based on real person, The Secret Of NIMH story was based on real events, bone marrow transplants change huge amounts of your DNA and make you a Chimera, blood transfusions can do the same thing and so they are irradiated, mitochondria can separate and fuse together in huge chains and networks, and other things.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r2biiJglZbA
7455.(Famous Actress name change.)Diane Cannon/Dyan Cannon
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyan_Cannon
7456.(Movie name change.)My Cousin Vinnie/My Cousin Vinny
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Cousin_Vinny
Add-On: Do you remember Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots not having nametags on their backs?(Did the quote originally change to "My block was knocked off" instead of "My block is knocked off"?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_%27Em_Sock_%27Em_Robots
7457.(Phantom movie scene.)Do you remember there being a scene in Flight Of The Navigator where a UFO is flown through a McDonald's drive-thru?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_of_the_Navigator
7458.(Fictional Character appearance change.)Do you remember Scooby Doo wearing a headscarf and sunglasses instead of a hat and regular glasses in the iconic scene?
https://scoobydoo.fandom.com/wiki/Grandma_(2002_film)
Add-On: Do you remember "Now every gambler knows that the secret to survival." instead of "Every gambler knows that the secret to surviving."?
https://genius.com/Kenny-rogers-the-gambler-lyrics
7459.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Psychic Pokémon being strongest other Psychic Pokémon instead of Bug Pokémon being strongest against them?
https://www.serebii.net/pokemon/type/psychic/
Add-On: Do you remember Snow White not being 7 years old?(Were the dwarfs and other things in Snow White not supposedly based on real events?)
https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/books/how-old-was-snow-white
7460.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Iboga not being a thing?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabernanthe_iboga
7461.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Chester Cheetah having an all-black nose instead of white too?(Was his snout less yellow and more orange?)(Anything else off?)(Coke II was now a thing.)(Pepsi AM was now a thing.)(Cheetos Lip Balm was now a thing.)(Frito-Lay Lemonade was now a thing.)(Philadelphia Cream Cheese is actually from New York and not Philadelphia.)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester_Cheetah
7462.(Movie Scene change.)Do you remember E.T. pointing at Elliott's heart instead of his head in the iconic scene?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=75M1XXEZciU
7463.(Music Lyrics change.)"No one's ever gonna stop us tonight."/"No one's ever gonna stop us now."(Do you hear the former or latter?)(Fun/fun.)(Any of their logos look off?)(Any other lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)
https://www.metrolyrics.com/carry-on-lyrics-fun.html
7464.(Music Lyrics change.)"I get high."/"I can't hide."(Do you hear the former or latter?)(Anything else off?)
https://genius.com/The-beatles-i-want-to-hold-your-hand-lyrics
7465.(Music Lyrics change.)"Woke up to where time stands still."/"Welcome to where time stands still."(Do you hear the former or latter?)(Any other lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)
https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/metallica/welcomehomesanitarium.html
7466.(Music Lyrics change.)"So I set the world on fire."/"So let's set the world on fire."("We can go brighter than the sun."/"We can burn brighter than the sun.")(Do you hear the former or latter?)(Any other lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)
https://genius.com/Fun-we-are-young-lyrics
7467.(Music Lyrics change.)"Cause I'm being sassy."/"Cause I feel sassy."/"Cause I'm the assassin."(Do you hear the former or latter?)(Any other lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)
https://genius.com/Iron-maiden-the-assassin-lyrics
7468.(Music Lyrics change.)"Boy I've been watching you like a hawk in the sky that flies and you are my pray."/"Boy I've been watching you like the hawk in the sky that fly but(Does it sound like Boy?)were my pray."(Any of her logos look off?)(Any other lyrics off?)(Anything else off?)
https://genius.com/Aaliyah-are-you-that-somebody-lyrics
7469.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(What doesn't kill you makes you stronger quote, pride goeth before a fall, definition of Oceania has changed, ring shaped Atoll islands popping up all over, Jumping Frenchman Of Maine Syndrome, Irlen Syndrome, Mars sky is blue at sunrise and sunset, plants form memories, more weird volcano lightning, you can safely ride cows, most gummy worms have smiley faces, and other things.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XuuLWGEYaWI
7470.(Logo change.)Do you remember the Air Force Crest having more stars than it does?(Anything else off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Air_Force_Symbol
Add-On: Do you remember Tin Man not being rusty or dirty at all?(Tin Man/Tin Woodman)(Anything else off?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin_Woodman
7471.(Famous Singer name change.)Ace Freely/Ace Frehly(Did he never wear blue makeup?)(Did billboards in most places never say Regency on them?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEZ255a6nQA
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MEgqSpu3epA
Add-On: Do you remember Dorothy having ruffled socks?(Did she have a white apron?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Gale
7472.(New species.)Have you heard of the toadhead agama?(Have you heard of Nitinol?)(More weird aircrafts.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cz60xzHfPHM
7473.(New fungi.)Have you heard of the Lobster Mushroom?(Have you heard of the Chicken Of The Woods?)(Have you heard of the SweeTango(Sweet Tango?)Apple?)(Have you heard of the Cosmic Crisp Apple?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TCH7mkWpV5w
7474.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Vincent arriving at the apartment and placing his gun on the counter in Pulp Fiction?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rzVa1t2G2PY
7475.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Greek Fire not being a thing?(Have you heard of the Claw Of Archimedes?)(Morpheus from The Matrix is based off a Greek deity named Morpheus.)(Medusa is now sometimes depicted with wings and the pegasus having wings was apparently inspired by her having them.)(One of the earliest depictions of a yo-yo is on a Greek vase from 440 B.C..)(Greeks call their country Hellas or Hellada and not Greece.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iSRuLyIvisM
7476.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember there being numerous surgery types where surgeons have to temporarily pull out the eyes and rest them on patients' checks?(They apparently have never been on record despite all the people in the forum.)
https://forums.digitalspy.com/discussion/1835400/do-any-surgeries-require-the-eyeball-to-be-removed-from-socket-temporarily
Add-On: Do you remember beatboxing not going as far back as the 1930's?(Did groups like The Mills Brothers always use real instruments before?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=14QEoEIvUuk
Add-On: Do you remember Cruella De Vil wearing a white coat or white coat with black spots instead of a yellow coat?
https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/movies/what-color-coat-did-cruella-de-vil-wear
Add-On: Do you remember the Tin Man not having having a dot on his head?(Did the Tin Man not have a collar?)(Did he have a hatch for where his heart should be?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iOxcMdkYsWE
Add-On: Do you remember also not being able to jump cows?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KNFYS2XLZ30
Add-On: Do you remember Michael Jackson not having large hands?
https://www.lipstickalley.com/threads/yess-gawd-look-at-them-big-hands-michael-jackson-hands-and-finger-appreciation-thread.624872/
7477.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Sea foam invades a town, Columbus' crew never thought the world was flat and were not afraid of sailing off the edge, Williams Syndrome makes people look like elves and act extra friendly, Dyschromometria, Super 8 logo changes, Stater Bros. logo changes, European bison and 2 kinds of American bison now, raining diamonds on Saturn and Jupiter, Saturn's rings are raining "ring rain" onto Saturn, weird UFO sightings, and other things.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-SahtGZ34_Q
7478.(Music Lyrics change.)"So baby hold me closer."/"So baby pull me closer."
https://genius.com/The-chainsmokers-closer-lyrics
7479.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the Marriott World Trade Center not being a thing?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriott_World_Trade_Center
7480.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Dan Aykroyd not being in Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom?(Were George Lucas, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, and Steven Spielberg not in the movie either?)
https://www.slashfilm.com/trivia-dan-aykroyd-and-the-temple-of-doom/
7481.(History change.)Do you remember there being hundreds of suicides on Wall Street in the 1929 crash?
https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/general/how-many-suicides-on-wall-st-in-the-1929-crash
7482.(Company name change.)Rubbermade/Rubbermaid
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubbermaid
Add-On: Do you remember Tin Man not having blue eyeshadow or lipstick?(Do they squirt the oil on him differently now?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin_Woodman
7483.(New species.)Have you heard of the Australian feral camel?(Was there not an overpopulation of camels in Australia?)(Was Australia not the origin for most camels found in other places such as the Middle East?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_feral_camel
7484.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the traffic lights in RECALL VECTOR's intro not having white outlines?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xmkmm1Ah3so
7485.(History change.)Do you remember there not being a 1939 Pro-Nazi event in America?(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HX2lPyxDo10
7486.(Snack name change.)Brazil Bites/Brazi Bites(Airheads/Airhead/Airheads)
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/30/where-brazi-bites-is-today-after-its-feeding-frenzy-on-shark-tank.html
7487.(Real Life appearance change.)Do you remember Jackie Kennedy's blue collar on her dress also being pink?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Chanel_suit_of_Jacqueline_Bouvier_Kennedy
7488.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Winnie The Pooh always having a red balloon or red balloons and never any other color?
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/484911084851416162/
7489.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember herbivores never eating dead animal bones?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pMZZN3pkQjw
7490.(Can't think of a title.) Do you remember there being a sequel to Batteries Not Included called Batteries Still Not Included?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kbFq2sdZe7E
7491.(Phantom movie scene.)Do you remember Jennifer Love Hewitt wearing the tuxedo to help Jackie Chan in The Tuxedo?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wtCLfQ3jPCc
7492.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Little Caesars or Domino's making the Bigfoot pizza instead of Pizza Hut?(Did the Pizza By The Foot from Little Caesars not exist?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ho6mICY6dYY
7493.(Movie Quote change.)"Keep your friends close and your enemies closer."/"Keep your friends close but your enemies closer."
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ISOUsjycrEQ
7494.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Volcanic eruption turns brain to glass, Space Force logo looks like Star Trek logo, pet otters, gay Greek gods, more ice changes, aye-aye weird middle finger and 6th finger, invasion of crazy jumping worms, 30% of babies are born with hair and grow a mustache in the womb, women can store sperm for 10 days or more, Tartars/Tatars, Hogmoth larva, more human body temperature changes, and other things.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8e_VO1dGmNo
7495.(Music Lyrics change.)"Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dreams."/"Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dream."(Did he say "Coma" instead of "Karma"?)(Any other lyrics off?)(Any of their logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UpV28oe4dik
7496.(Video Game Quote change.)"Sorry but your princess is in another castle."/"Thank you but our princess is in another castle."(Was it something else?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9DkZBgafnwo
7497.(Spelling change.)Whoopie Cushion/Whoopee Cushion(Was it always the former?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xmC7FiuLd6o
Add-On: Do you remember Mickey Mouse always having eyebrows?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v7ZT9mPmeD0
7498.(Movie Quote change.)"They're coming to get you Barbra."/"They're coming to get you Barbara."(Just how he says her name that one time.)(Is it Barbara Cole or Barbra Cole?)("Look! Here comes one of them now."/"Look! There comes one of them now.")
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0dxeUGVch50
7499.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Stretching is bad for you, Tully monster, Kiev turned to Kyiv officially in 1995, list of Hitler's drug habits, Shermer's neck, lasers can give you alien eye colors, spiders can catch and eat snakes, brainy scalp disease, separation of church and state not in Constitution, T-Mobile logo changes again, Supercuts logo changes, Sulfur Hexafluoride makes your voice deep, coyotes and badgers hunt together, and other things.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H2L77Y9GcLg
7500.(New species.)Have you heard of all these "bird poop" and "stick-like" insects and spiders?(Have you heard of cliff honey?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ-5FtUwD2Q
7501.(Store name change.)Lane Bryan/Lane Bryant
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lane_Bryant
7502.(Famous Journalist name change.)Bryan Gumbel/Bryant Gumbel
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryant_Gumbel
7503.(Famous Basketball Player name change.)Kobe Bryan/Kobe Bryant
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobe_Bryant
7504.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the Chrysler Screw Amphibian not being a thing?
https://www.macsmotorcitygarage.com/video-the-1964-chrysler-marsh-screw-amphibian/
7505.(Music Lyrics change.)"Like fire! Hell fire! This burning in my skin."/"Like fire ! Hell fire! This fire in my skin."("It's not my fault it's in God's plan."/"It's not my fault if in God's plan.")
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9wWHL4g3SYs
7506.(Fictional Character appearance change.)Do you remember Esmeralda wearing 2 earrings instead of 1?(Did the explanation for why she only wears 1 not exist?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=57RE9eoV9kA
7507.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember this extended version of Pressure by Billy Joel not existing?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lw9eT7zLFsQ
7508.(Phantom movie scene.)Do you remember Harrison Ford not being in E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial?(Is the whole scene off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs8PxiYT8Z0
7509.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Muhammad Ali never having anything to do with saving hostages?
https://face2faceafrica.com/article/how-muhammad-ali-convinced-saddam-hussein-to-free-15-u-s-hostages-in-1990
7510.(Phantom t.v. show.)Do you remember Hawaiian Eye not existing?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v7u5pHsac1I
7511.(Fictional Character appearance change.)Do you remember Lois Griffin not having earrings?(Anything else about her head look off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ygauLwRe0Lk
7512.(Fictional Character appearance change.)Do you remember Lucy from The Lego Movie not having freckles?(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wO1YwD-wstY
7513.(Product name change.)Mamwich/Mannwich/Manwich
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PZw_m9CSfPs
7514.(Company name change.)Troybuilt/Troy-Bilt(Was it something else?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-417JBK2GnA
7515.(Rock Band name change.)Grand Funk/The Grand Funk/The Grand Funk Railroad/Grand Funk Railroad(Any of their logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EL3D0uuIZ6Q
7516.(Folk Duo name change.)Simon And Garfunkel/Simon & Garfunkel(Was it one or the other or both?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2-PGOzAoJpQ
7517.(Rock Band name change.)The Butthole Surfers/Butthole Surfers(Was it one or the other or both?)(Any of their logos off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KX0VFdKjwr4
7518.(Pop Duo name change.)Bellamy Brothers/The Bellamy Brothers?(Was it one or the other or both?)(Any of their logos off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8ODclRH-O8g
7519.(Rock Band name change.)Moody Blues/The Moody Blues(Was it one or something else?)(Any of their logos off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9_Lf9WnBQME
Add-On: Do you remember Boyz II Men not ever being known as Boy II Men or Boyz II Men?(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XfNu0GyDyuc
7520.(Movie Scene change.)Do you remember only the second R in Redrum in The Shining being backwards instead of the D too?(Were the letters dripping?) ("Little pig! Little pig! Let me in!"/"Little pigs! Little pigs! Let me come in!")(Is the full line off in any other way?)(Do you remember the axe being red instead of normal?)(Did Jack Torrance show his axe in the hole he created in the famous scene?)("Danny is not here Mrs. Torrance."/"Danny isn't here Mrs. Torrance."/"Danny's not here Mrs. Torrance.")(Was it something else?)(Is the bear scene off in any way?)("I'm not going to hurt you. I'm just gonna bash your fucking brains in."/"I'm not gonna hurt you. Wendy! Darling! Light of my life! I'm not gonna hurt you. You didn't let me finish my sentence. I said I'm not gonna hurt you. I'm just gonna bash your brains in. I'm gonna bash 'em right the fuck in. I'm not gonna hurt you.")(The Shining/Shining)(Was the latter never acceptable?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y25wtYp-nw
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CYYqlgvje20
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RL51fQ78k24
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MzOlJjDhT2Y
7521.(Phantom movie.)Do you remember The Big Bus not existing?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mtHDeWW-q-M
7522.(Music Lyrics change.)"Well they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles and they ran through the bushes where the rabbit wouldn't go."/"Yeah they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles and they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go."(Was it something else?)("Old Hickory said we took 'em by surprise if we didn't fire our muskets 'til we looked between their eyes."/"Old Hickory said we took 'em by surprise if we didn't fire our muskets 'til we looked 'em in the eye.")(Was it something else?)(Any of his logos off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=crns95LEhKw
7523.(Quartet name change.)The Four Tops/Four Tops(Was it one or the other or both?)(Any of their logos off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3WyqEPrdKvU
7524.(Phantom movie.)Do you remember Hercules In New York not existing?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CbVgbtaQhkw
7525.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Sabbath Mode on certain household appliances not being a thing and not going as far back as 1988?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i8mg8g67OdM
7526.(Movie name change.)Omen/The Omen(1976 and 2006 movie.)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n-tGipQn0jM
7527.(Song name change.)Children Of Korn/Children Of The Korn(Lyrics too.)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dWvXjK57rqg
7528.(Rock Band name change.)George Thorogood And The Destroyers/George & The Destroyers(Was it one or the other or both?)(Any of their logos off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YsDQvAxhEZg
7529.(Music Lyrics change.)"She thinks that happiness is a mat that sits on your doorway, but outside it starts raining."/"She thinks that happiness is a mat that sits on your doorway, but outside it stops raining."/"She thinks that happiness is a mat that sits on her doorway, but outside it stopped raining."(Was it something else?)(Any of their logos off?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GIizdFo1AxI
7530.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Chimp dances and claps on beat with music, whale poopnados, more Thinker changes, fish that can sand above water with its fins and breathe air 3 different ways, Ancient Puquois in Nazca uses wind to pull water up from deep aquifers, Jimmy Carter collapsed in a marathon when he was president, babies should eat solid food at 4-6 months instead of 1 year, Lamproderma Echunilatum, Fugitive Slave Law Of 1850, the broomstick challenge, and other things.)(Video below.)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hBQrIX3Ly_s
7531.(Song name change.)Be Cruel To Your School/Be Chrool To Your Scuel(Any of their logos off?)(Dee SnydeDee Snider)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xoPFCxHbtwM
7532.(Rock Band name change.)The Faces/Faces(Any of their logos off?)(Mamas And The Papas/The Mamas & The Papas)(Was it something else?)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faces_(band)
7533.(Music Lyrics change.)"I never was one of them money hungry fools."/"I never was one of them money hungry fool."
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GBICjEa_7KA
7534.(Rock Band name change.)Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers/Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers(Was it one or the other or both?)(Anything else off?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=COXniUD94oM
7535.(Rock Band name change.)Joan Jett(Jet?)And The Blackhearts/Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Otx6qMVpw-g
Add-On: Do you remember Gran Tourismo instead of Gran Turismo?(Was it something else?)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7YhTTtG3SVA
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By Charles Dickens THE SEVEN POOR TRAVELLERS. IN THREE CHAPTERS. —————— CHAPTER I. In The Old City of Rochester. STRICTLY speaking, there were only six Poor Travel- leres; but, being a Traveller myself, though an idle one, and being withal as poor as I hope to be, I brought the number up to seven. This word of explanation which is due at once, for what says the inscription over the quaint old door? RICHARD WATTS, Esq. by his Will, dated 22 Aug. 1579, founded this Charity for Six poor Travellers, who not being ROGUES, or PROCTORS, May receive gratis for one Night, Lodging, Entertainment, and Fourpence each. It was in the ancient little city of Rochester in Kent, of all the good days in the year upon a Christmas eve, that I stood reading the inscription over the quaint old door in question. I had been wandering about the neigh- boring Cathedral, and had seen the tomb of Richard Watts, with the effigy of worthy Master Richard starting out of it like a ship's figure-head; and I had felt that I could do no less, as I gave the Verger his fee, than inquire the way to Watts's Charity. The way being very short and very plain, I had come prosperously to the inscription and the quaint old door. "Now," said I to myself, as I looked at the knocker, "I know I am not a Proctor; I wonder whether I am a Rogue!" Upon the whole, though Conscience reproduced two or three pretty faces which might have had smaller at- traction for a moral Goliath than they had had for me, who am but a Tom Thumb in that way, I came to the conclusion that I was not a Rogue. So, beginning to regard the establishment as in some sort my property, bequeathed to me by divers co-legatees, share and share alike, by the Worshipful Master Richard Watts, I stepped backward into the road to survey my inheritance. I found it to be a clean white house, of a staid and venerable air, with the quaint old door already three times mentioned (an arched door), choice little long low lattice-windows, and a roof of three gables. The silent High Street of Rochester is full of gables, with old beams and timbers carved into strange faces. It is odd- ly garnished with a queer old clock that projects over the pavement out of a grave red-brick building, as if Time carried on business there, and hung out his sign. Sooth to say, he did an active stroke of work in Roches- ter in the old days of the Romans, and the Saxon, and the Normans; and down to the times of King John, when the rugged castle——I will not undertake to say how many hundreds of years old then——was abandoned to the cen- turies of weather which have so defaced the dark aper- tures in its walls, that the ruin looks as if the rooks and daws had picked its eyes out. I was very well pleased, both with my property and its situation. While I was yet surveying it with a grow ing content, I espied, at one of the upper lattices which stood open, a decent body, of a wholesome matronly ap- pearances, whose eyes I caught inquiringly addressed to mine. They said so plainly, "Do you wish to see the house?" that I answered aloud, "Yes, if you please." And within a minute the old door opened, and I bent my head, and went down two steps into the entry. "This," said the matronly presence, ushering me into a low room on the right," is where the travellers sit by the fire, and cook what bits of suppers they buy with their fourpences. "Oh! Then they have no Entertainment?" said I. For the inscription over the outer door was still running in my head, and I was mentally repeating, in a kind of tune, "Lodging, entertainment, and fourpence each. "They have a fire provided for 'em," returned the matron,——a mighty civil person, not, as I could make out, overpaid; "and these cooking utensils. And this what's painted on a board is the rules for their behaviour. They have their fourpences when they get their tickets from the steward over the way,——for I don't admit 'em myself, they must get their tickets first,——and sometimes one buys a rasher of bacon, and another a herring, and another a pound of potatoes, or what not. Sometimes two or three of 'em will club their fourpences together, and make a supper that way. But not much of anything is to be got for fourpence, at present, when provisions is so dear. "True indeed," I remarked. I had been looking about this room, admiring its snug fireside at the upper end, its glimpse of the street through the low mullioned window, and its beams overhead. "It is very comfort- able," said I. "Ill-conwenient," observed the matronly presence. I liked to hear her say so; for it showed a commend- able anxiety to execute in no niggardly spirit the inten- tions of Master Richard Watts. But the room was really so well adapted to its purpose that I protested, quite enthusiastically, against her disparagement. "Nay, ma'am," said I, "I am sure it is warm in winter and cool in summer. It has a remarkable cosey fireside, the very blink of which, gleaming out into the street upon a winter night, is enough to warm all Rochester's heart. And as to the convenience of the six Poor Travellers——" "I don't mean them," returned the presence. "I speak of its being an ill-conwenience to myself and my daugh- ter having no other room to sit in of a night." This was true enough, but there was another quaint room of corresponding dimensions on the opposite side of the entry: so I stepped across to it, through the open doors of both rooms, and asked what this chamber was for. "This," returned the presence, "is the Board Room. Where the gentlemen meet when they come here." Let me see. I had counted from the street six upper windows beside these on the ground-story. Making a perplexed calculation in my mind, I rejoined, "Then the six Poor Travellers sleep up-stairs?" My new friends shook her head. "They sleep," she answered, "in two little outer galleries at the back, where their beds has always been, ever since the Charity was founded. It being so very ill-conwenient to me as things is at present, the gentlemen are going to take off a bit of the back yard, and make a slip of a room for 'em there to sit in before they go to bed." "And then six Poor Travellers," said I, "will be en- tirely out of the house?" "Entirely out of the house," assented the presence, comfortably smoothing her hands. "Which is consid- ered much better for all parties, and much more con- wenient." I had been a little startled, in the Cathedral, by the emphasis with which the effigy of Master Richard Watts was bursting out of his tomb; but I began to think, now, that it might be expected to come across the High Street some stormy night, and make a disturbance here. Howbeit, I kept my thoughts to myself, and accom- panied the presence to the little galleries at the back. I found them on a tiny scale, like the galleries in old inn yards; and they were very clean. While I was looking at them, the matron gave me to understand that the prescribed number of Poor Travellers were forth- coming every night from year's end to year's end; and that the beds were always occupied. My questions upon this, and her replies, brought us back to the Board Room so essential to the dignity of "the gentlemen," where she showed me the printed accounts of the Char- ity hanging up by the window. From them I gathered that the greater part of the property bequeathed by the Worshipful Master Richard Watts for the maintenance of this foundation was, at the period of his death, mere marshland; but that, in course of time, it had been reclaim- ed and built upon, and was very considerably increased in value. I found, too, that about a thirtieth part of the annual revenue was now expended on the purposes com- memorated in the inscription over the door; the rest be- ing handsomely laid out in Chancery, law expenses, col- lectorship, receivership, poundage, and other appendages of management, highly complimentary to the importance of the six Travellers. In short, I made the not entirely new discover that it may be said of an establishment like this, in dear Old England, as of the fat oyster in the American story, that it takes a good many men to swal- low it whole. "And pray, ma'am," said I, sensible that the blank- bess of my face began to brighten as a thought occurred to me, "could one see the Travellers?" Well! she returned dubiously, no! "Not to-night, for instance?" said I. Well! she returned more posi- tively, no. Nobody ever asked to see them, and nobody ever did see them. As I am not easily balked in a design when I am set upon it, I urged to the good lady this was Christmas eve; that Christmas came but once a year,——which is unhap- pily too true, for when it begins to stay with us the whole year round we shall make this earth a very differ- ent place; that I was possessed by the desire to treat the Travellers to a supper and a temperate glass of hot Wassail; that the voice of Fame had been heard in that land, declaring my ability to make hot Wassail; that if I were permitted to hold the feast, I should be found comformable to reason, sobriety, and good hours; in a word, that I could be merry and wise myself, and had even been known at a pinch to keep others so, although I was decorated with no badge or medal, and was not a Brother, Orator, Apostle, Saint, or Prophet of any de- nomination whatever. In the end I prevailed to my joy. It was settled that at nine o'clock that night a Turkey and a piece of Roast Beef should smoke upon the board; and that I, faint and unworthy minister for once of Master Richard Watts, should preside as the Christmas-supper host of the six Poor Travellers. I went back to my inn to give he necessary directions for the Turkey and Roast Beef, and, during the remain- der of the day, could settle to nothing for thinking of the Poor Travellers. When the wind blew hard against the windows,——it was a cold day, with dark gusts of sleet alternating with periods of wild brightness, as if the year were dying fitfully,——I pictured them advancing towards their resting-place along various cold roads, and felt delighted to think how little they foresaw the sup- per that awaited them. I painted their portraits in y mind, and indulged in little heightening touches. I made them footsore; I made them weary; I made them carry packs and bundles; I made them stop by finger- posts and mile-stones, leaning on their bent sticks, and looking wisfully at what was written there; I made them lose their way, and filled their five wits with ap- prehensions of lying out all night, and being frozen to death. I took up my hat, and went out, climbed up to top of the Old Castle, and looked over the windy hills that slope down to the Medway, almost believing that I could descry some of my Travellers in the distance. After it fell dark, and the Cathedral bell was heard in the invisible steeple——quite a bower of frosty rime when I had last seen it——striking five, six, seven, I be- came so full of my Travellers that I could eat no dinner, and felt constrained to watch them still in the red coals of my fire. They were all arrived by this time, I thought, and got their tickets, and were gone in.——There my pleasure was dashed by the reflection that probably some Travellers had come too late and were shut out. After the Cathedral bell had struck eight, I could smell a delicious savour of Turkey an Roast Beef rising to the window of my adjoining bedroom, which looked down into the inn-yard just where the lights of the kit- chen reddened a massive fragment of the Castle Wall. It was high time to make the Wassail now; therefore I had up the materials (which, together with their propor- tions and combinations, I must decline to impart, as the only secret of my own I was ever known to keep), and made a glorious jorum. Not in a bowl; for a bowl any- where but on a shelf is a low superstition, fraught with cooling and slopping; but in a brown earthen-ware pitcher, tenderly suffocated, when full, with a coarse cloth. It being now upon the stroke of nine, I set out for Watt'sCharity, carrying my brown beauty in my arms. I would trust Ben, the waiter, with untold gold; but there are strings in the human heart which must never be sounded by another, and drinks that I make myself are those strings in mine. The Travellers were all assembled, the cloth was laid, and Ben had brought a great billet of wood, and had laid it artfully on the top of the fire, so that a touch or two of the poker after supper should make a roaring blaze. Having deposited my brown beauty in a red nook of the hearth, inside the fender, where she soon began to sing like an ethereal cricket, diffusing at the same time odours as of ripe vineyards, spice forests, and or- ange groves,——I say, having stationed my beauty in a place of security and improvement, I introduced myself to my guests by shaking hands all round, and giving them a hearty welcome. I found the party to be thus composed: Firstly, my- self. Secondly, a very decent man indeed, with his right arm in a sling, who had a certain clean agreeable smell of wood about him, from which I judged him to have something to do with ship-building. Thirdly, a little sailor-boy, a mere child, with a profusion of rich dark brown hair, and deep womanly-looking eyes. Fourthly a shabby-genteel personage in a threadbare black suit, and apparently in very bad circumstances, with a dry, suspicious look; the absent buttons on his waistcoat eked out with red tape; and a bundle of ex- traordinarily tattered papers sticking out of an inner breast-pocket. Fifthly, a foreigner by birth, but an Englishman in speech, who carried his pipe in the band of his hat, and lost no time in telling me, in an easy, simple, engaging way, that he was a watchmaker from Geneva, and travelled all about the continent, mostly on foot, working as a journeyman, and seeing new countries, ——possibly (I thought) also smuggling a watch or so, now and then. Sixthly, a little widow, who had been very pretty and was still very young, but whose beauty had been wrecked in some great misfortune, and whose man- ner was remarkably timid, scared, and solitary. Sev- enthly and lastly, a Traveller of a kind familiar to my boyhood, but now almost obsolete,——a Book-Pedler, who had a quantity of Pamphlets and Numbers with him, and who presently boasted that he could repeat more verses in an evening than he could sell in a twelve- month. All these I have mentioned in the order in which they sat at the table. I presided, and the matronly presence faced me. We were not long in taking our places, for the supper had arrived with me, in the following pro- cession: Myself with the pitcher. Ben with Beer. Inattentive Boy with hot Inattentive Boy with hot plates. plates. THE TURKEY. Female carrying sauces to be heated on the spot. THE BEEF. Man with Tray on his head, containing Vegetables and Sundries. Volunteer hostler from Hotel, grinning, And rendering no assistance. As we passed along the High Street, Comet-like, we left a long tail of fragrance behind us which caused the public to stop, sniffing in wonder. We had previously left at the corner of the inn-yard a wall-eyed young man connected with the Fly department, and well accustomed to the sound of a railway whistle which Ben always car- ries in his pocket, whose instructions were, as soon as he should hear the whistles blown, to dash into the kitchen, seize the hot plum-pudding and mince pies, an speed with them to Watt's Charity, where they would be re- ceived (he was further instructed) by the sauce-female, who would be provided with brandy in a blue state of combustion. All these arrangements were executed in the most ex- act and actual manner. I never saw a finer turkey, finer beef, or greater prodigality of sauce and gravy; and my Travellers did wonderful justice to everything set before them. It made my heart rejoice to observe how their wind and frost hardened faces softened in the clatter of plates and knives and forks, and mellowed in the fire and supper heat. While their hats and caps and wrap- pers, hanging up, a few small bundles on the ground in a corner, and in another corner three or four old walking- sticks, worn down at the end to mere fringe, linked this snug interior with the bleak outside in a golden chair. When supper was done, and my brown beauty had been elevated on the table, there was a general requisi- tion to me to "take the corner"; which suggested to me comfortably enough how much my friends here made of a fire,——for when had I ever thought so highly of the corner, since the days when I connected it with Jack Horner? However, as I declined, Ben, whose touch on all convivial instruments is perfect, drew the table apart, and instructed my Travellers to open right and left on either side of me, and form round the fire, closed up the centre with myself and my chair, and preserved the order we had kept at the table. He had already, in a tranquil manner, boxed the ears——of the inattentive boys until they had been by imperceptible degrees boxed out of the room; and he now rapidly skirmished the sauce-female into the High Street, disappeared, and softly closed the door. This was the time for bringing the poker to bear on the billet of wood. I tapped it three times, like an en- chanted talisman, and a brilliant host of merry-makers burst out of it, and sported off by the chimney,——rushing up the middle in a fiery country dance, and never coming down again. Meanwhile, by their sparkling light, which threw our lamp into the shade, I filled the glasses and gave my Travellers, CHRISTMAS!——CHRISTMAS EVE, my friends, when the shepherds, who were Poor Travellers too, in their way, heard the Angels sing, "On earth, peace. Good-will towards men!" I don't know who was the first among us to think that we ought to take hands as we sat, in deference to the toast, or whether any one of us anticipated the others, but at any rate we all did it. We then drank to the memory of the good Master Richard Watts. And I wish his Ghost may never have had worse usage under that roof than it had from us! It was the witching time for Story-telling. "Our whole life, Travellers," said I, "is a story more or less intelligible,——but generally less; but we shall read it by a clearer light when it is ended. I, for one, am so divided this night between fact and fiction, that I scarcely know which is which. Shall I beguile the time by telling you a story as we sit here?" They all answered, yes. I had little to tell them, but I was bound by my own proposal. Therefore, after look- ing for a while at the spiral column of smoke wreathing up from my brown beauty, through which I could have almost sworn I saw the effigy of Master Richard Watts less startled than usual, I fired away. 
from Collier's Unabridged Edition: The Works of Charles Dickens, Volume VI. P.F. Collier, Publisher, New York, old as heck. pp. 1046—1048.
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2019.10.04 07:51 ch00f Fixing Ad Astra: Pedantic Scientific Version

This is more of a rant than constructive criticism. If I had to provide criticism, it would be to make your movie more compelling so I don't have enough time to consider all these glaring issues. Or just don't make it a hard scifi movie and go the Star Wars route and I'm on board.
That's all I have because I walked out when they took off from Mars. If you're going to fuck up science this badly in your "hard" scifi movie, at least do it for good reasons or make the story compelling enough to distract me. So yeah don't do anything listed here and the movie will be fixed I guess.
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2019.10.04 05:31 Rocknocker Demolition Days, Part 27

That reminds me of a story.
Continuing…
Stunned, he looks at me, looks at the cooler, looks at his horse, looks at me again, and calmly says, “I prefer Olympia.”
You old fraud.
“You speak English? “ I ask idiotically.
“Yes. I do.” He replies.
“Then why…what the hell…what the fu…what?”
For once, I am stumped for words as I fish a frosty Oly out of the cooler and hand it to him.
“I was bored. I saw you and wanted to see what you were doing. I decided to play a joke and see if I could make you come back. It’s too quiet out here all alone.” He says.
“I’m only here for another month or so… You know you cost me a lot of time.”
“Who owns time?” he flatly says.
I just shake my head, pop a cold one, and sit on my truck’s tailgate.
He follows and I shove the cooler out of the way to make room.
“Have a seat. Care for a cigar?” I ask.
“Thank you.” As he takes the proffered smoke and it disappears into his tunic.
“OK, so what’s your story?” I ask.
“Yes. My name is Tsela; it means ‘stars lying down’ in the language. But now, most call me “Sani”, ‘the old one’. You will call me by that name.” He tells me.
“How you doing, Sani? My name is Rock. I’m from the North and doing my geology work…”
Another manly handshake.
“Sani knows who you are. They say you are ‘Tsé-łigaii’, ‘White Rock’; but Javen Spanner tells me more. Now they say you are ‘Kǫʼ dził-hastiin’ ‘Fire mountain man’.”
“You know Javen Spanner?” I ask.
“Yes. Javen Spanner, he’s my friend. Friend to many. Friend to you. You then are my friend.” He informs me.
“I like that. Thank you, Sani. Please, in my language, I’m just ‘Rock’” I say.
“Not just Rock. You order fire. Many before were worried you were maybe not a good man. Maybe work for government or worse. Maybe take much from our land. It has happened before. We were cautious. We watch you. But you help people. You move rocks, make ground shake. Make well stop burning. You order fire. Not ‘just Rock’, ‘Kǫʼ dził-hastiin’” He says.
“Thank you, Sani. Please, just call me Rock”, I say.
Sani and I spent the morning getting to know each other. He had many stories to tell, and I returned in kind with a few of mine. He was most affable when he wasn’t screaming and pitching rocks at you.
“Well, Sani. It’s been real, but I have much to do and a short time to do it. I must be going. Will I see you again?” I ask.
“If I am told, you will…” he replies.
I pondered that reply for weeks.
On the drive out, I see a Gila Monster sunning itself on the side of the road. Into the bucket went a cool, though angry, $100.
I drive back to camp and spend a few hours updating my maps and sections. Hot damn, the grim Mt. Badass came through! All my sections tie and now I can make some sense out of what went on out here all those millions of years ago.
I see I need gas and my beer supply was suffering, so I decide it’s time for a trip to town. I clean up a bit and walk over to my truck.
I see Beth out hanging laundry.
Yáʼátʼééh!” I cheerily call to her and wave.
She glacially ignores me.
I snickered all the way to Cuba.
I gas up at Devlin’s Shrill station and motor on down to Javen’s liquor store. They had actually been able to source so of my more usual potables. I buy a few cases of Blatz, Pabst, and Schlitz, along with a few bags of ice.
Manna from heaven.
Then I see there’s actually a public library here in Cuba. I take an hour or two to research just how one goes about dealing with cranky western rattlesnakes.
Over at the Cuba Café, I walk in and greeted by several patrons, whom I don’t recall ever meeting before. They greeted me by name. It’s was all quite surreal.
Mandy, a friendly waitress, comes over and says: “Diablo Sandwich, heavy on the salsa verde, and a Santa Fe Porter, right?”
Am I getting that predictable?
“Yep. Oh, is Sindy here?” I ask.
“Not today. She’ll be in later in the week. But we’re closed for the Fourth.” She tells me.
“The Fourth, when is it?” I’ve completely lost track of days.
“On the Fourth…?” she says warily.
“No, sorry. What day?”
“Saturday.”
And today’s Thursday.
Damn, I need to get to Albuquerque and replenish my blasting stocks. Cuba doesn’t have the specific items I need.
I decide against a third lunch pint and drive back to the pump station. John’s out loafing about as its late afternoon by now.
“Hey, John. What’s up?”
“Not much. Just thinking about the Fourth of July party. We have a real blowout every year. You’re invited, you know.” He says.
“Yeah. Cool and all. Damn, that means I have to get to Albuquerque tomorrow in case the Hardware Stores need to order in some of my supplies.” I muse.
“What? You need to go to Alb? So do I. When we going?” John asks.
“Hey, I have a more open schedule. You can ride with me, I guess, tomorrow?”
“Tomorrow’s fine, but I’m not ridin’ in that back-buster you call a truck. I’m drivin’, and you’re ridin’ shotgun.” He smiles.
“OK, I guess. When you want to head out?” I ask.
“It’s for some company business, so, 9:00 o’clock?” he says.
“Works for me,” I reply
Later that afternoon, I rope John and Ace into helping me corral some rattlesnakes. I need an infusion of cash and I figure if I can bag some, I’ll call Dr. Nax and he can wire me some interim funds.
Armed with a capture stick, a length of rebar, bent into a Shepard’s Crook, and a stouter version of my remote control lasso staff, we head out back to find us some slithery snappy serpents.
Ace is carrying a .38 caliber sidearm as he’s not too keen on snakes. Since I’m wearing my .454, he figures he can provide backup. John goes in unarmed.
“I’ll find ‘em, you grab ‘em.” he says.
We go out back and John grabs the piece of tin where we found the snakes before. He flips it over and I lunge.
But there was nothing there.
“What the hell…” I say.
“Oh, no worries. Sometimes when they get exposed, they move. Let’s try over there.” John suggests.
We find another likely looking piece of tin and John flips it over. There’s at least a half-dozen agitated rattlers underneath.
I smile, “Easy money”, and go in for the kill.
Suddenly a gunshot is heard. Ace stands there, white, ashen, and panting.
The snakes scatter.
“Ace, what the fuck?” John and I say together.
“I saw snakes. Snakes. I hate them damn things. I panicked.” He says.
“Look, Ace, I’ve got to collect them intact. If you’re that scared, go home. Otherwise, holster that hogleg and just stand back.” I say.
“OK, Rock. Sorry. I freaked.” Ace apologizes.
“Yah, OK. No sweat. Now, let’s try that again.” I say.
Between John’s uncanny method of locating them, Ace’s staying out of the way, but covering our backs; in just under an hour, I have 4 gunny sacks with over a dozen cranky rattlesnakes.
“Now what?” John asks.
“Now, we head back to camp and deposit these critters in the cold box,” I say.
“Oh, I get it. Chill them down, then administer the coup de gras”, John says.
The gas company has a large freezer chest in the odorant shed for storing all kinds of nasty, malodorous chemicals. Most need to be kept cold as they’re so highly concentrated and must be contained if they spill.
There’s lots of room for my four gunny sacks, and they slide right in.
I then go over to the shed next to John’s teepee and set out my ethanol, formalin, hypos, needles, a 5-gallon bucket with dilute formaldehyde, and animal capture tags. I start filling out each tag with the pertinent data as to date, time, species (if known), location, and curation number. All the same data is entered into a separate ‘animal capture book’ to fully document the critters captured.
After an hour, all good snakes have gone to sleep. I bring one bag over and wearing a pair of borrowed welder’s gloves, extract a snoozing serpent. I administer 10cc’s of intercardiac ethanol. Death is instantaneous and painless. All good snakes go to heaven.
Then I take another hypo full of formalin and inject the animal from nose to tail with the preservative.
Tie on a toe-tag, as it were, record the data, and into the pickle bucket we go.
Ka-ching! Money in the bank.
Jerry lets me use the company phone to call Dr. Nax. I tell him of the lizards and snakes and he’s well pleased. He tells me that he’ll wire my bank a cool $500 on account.
So, it’s road trip Friday to Albuquerque the next day with John piloting his ’66 Camaro down the highway.
John likes to show off his ride. I’m glad his Camaro didn’t have wings.
We make it to Albuquerque in record time. John makes this run monthly to drop off record charts at the gas company and pick up new ones for the next month’s compression and gas-passage records.
That takes all of an hour and John decides it’s a good idea for me to buy him lunch before we go explosives shopping.
I was flush with cash, for once, so I agree. We have an incredible feed at a local Mexican restaurant. It was cheap, authentic Mexican fare, not that Tex-Mex crap. In great quantities. I hoped afterward I’d still be able to stuff myself back into John’s Camaro.
We try several different hardware stores and gun shops, but none carry the types of items for which I was looking. After our fifth disappointment, we ask the clerk behind the counter if he knows where we might find such a place.
“Um, yeah. Try out by Kirtland AFB (Air Force Base). There are some gun shops in the area there that should have what you’re looking for.”
“Thanks.” We reply and take off, flying low, in John’s Camaro.
We find several shops, as we were told, around the AFB perimeter. Our second choice has everything I need and it’s all in stock.
Christmas in July.
John gets bored with all the paperwork we have to go through to make the purchase nice and legal, so he wanders around the gun shop taking in the scenery.
I have several boxes of ordinance and reloads for my sidearm and shotgun that needs to fit in John’s car. Neither of us is keen to schlep this stuff through the city’s busy streets. The store clerk calls us over and gives us the passcode for the back loading bay gate.
“Just drive back there, and we’ll help you load all this.” He says.
We thank him and head for John’s car.
We wheel in and load up. The Camaro’s trunk just fits all of my purchases. With a wave and squeal of tires, we’re back on the road to Lago de Estrella.
We’re about one-third of the way back to the pump station when John hits the shoulder and jams on the brakes. I thought he had swerved to miss an animal on the road or avoid a head-on collision. We slew to a dusty stop.
Nope.
There was a roadside fireworks stand he wanted to visit.
“Damn it, John. Next time, a little warning?” I asked.
John smiles broadly, walks over to the fireworks vendor’s and buys a good portion of the stand’s stock.
“Aren’t you buying anything?” John asks.
I just spent the better part of $400 on high and low explosives. I told him I had enough.
“OK, your call.”
“Well…maybe a few of those bigger skyrockets.” I finally cave and buy a few.
We are flying low back to camp and I ask John if there are ever cops out here watching traffic.
“Sometimes. But they’ll never even see this car.” As he pushes the accelerator further south.
“What if this one time they do and see we’re carrying enough explosives to outfit a third-world insurrection?” I query.
John eases up a bit on the gas. Prudence over pride wins again.
We did stop in Cuba so I could pick up some additional liquid refreshments
Fourth of July! A national holiday. A day off work for all. A day of rest, revelry, and blowing shit up.
For Country! For Patriotism! For Freedom! For The Hell of It!
I spent a good portion of the day drafting my maps in my tent. I knew the real festivities wouldn’t kick off until the late afternoon. Derek drops by my tent with a cold beer for me to wish me a happy Fourth and ask what my plans were for today.
“Just some map making, rock collating, and writing up my geological reports,” I replied.
“Oh, I thought with all your explosives and it being the Fourth of July…” he said.
“Well, the day is still young. Let’s see how it goes.” I reply.
Ace drops by with similar intent. As does John, Rufus, and Derek. They all tell me about the mid-afternoon pot-luck in the office and how I’m invited.
“Oh, I’ll be there. Make no mistake. But for now, I’ve got things that I need to do.” I beg off.
They all agree that it’s best to leave me to my own devices and wait until after the feed to break out the festivities.
I couldn’t cook in my tent, so my contribution to the pot-luck feed was a case of Blatz beer and a bottle of Wild Turkey Rye 101 whiskey.
Everyone there said they had expected nothing less.
It was a sumptuous repast, ranging from Indian fry bread to fried kingfish, hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, coleslaw, to a dozen different Jello molds to cake, pies, and cookies. My beer and whiskey was most appreciated, even by the wives of some of the crew.
Danny and Beth made certain to stay away from me as far as humanly possible.
But the rest of the camp saw me as just a regular Joe, one of the crew and someone just as weirdly normal as the next guy.
After eating, John drags me over to the machine shop.
“Here”, he says “Take this hand truck and drag that anvil over to the other side of the road. I’ll get the other.”
“Now what?” I ponder.
John sees my quizzical look and says: “It’s our 4th of July tradition. Anvil launching Every year, we see who can shoot an anvil highest and have it land closest to the launch pad.”
This sounds like actual fun.
“How do you work it?” I ask.
“Well, the big anvil, the one you’re toting goes on the bottom, its 350 pounds. In the center there’s a hole one and a half inches deep. We put black powder, gun powder or ‘special mixtures’ into the hole, tamp it down, lay down some cannon fuse, then set the smaller anvil, it’s 100 pounds, on top. We light the fuse and run like hell. Danny uses a theodolite to figure out the height it goes. Winner gets the prize.”
“And that is?”
“A free day off work!” John laughs.
“Cool. Guess I’ll just sit and spectate then.”
John smirks a snarky smile, “Yeah, sure you will.”
We set the anvils across the road from the gas plant, that way if anything goes haywire, nothing will get damaged.
A crowd gathers.
John goes first. He loads the hole, sloppily, with coarse gunpowder, flattens it with his hand, lays on a piece of fuse and two helpers set the projectile.
The fuse is lit and 10 seconds later, 100 pounds of iron is tumbling end over end. It impacts the dry desert floor with a considerable thud some 15 or so feet away.
John’s statistics are recorded.
I’m just standing there thinking about all the things they’re doing that could be done better.
But, not my pony, not my race. I pop another beer, slurp a bit, top it off with a little potato squeezing’s, and stand back.
Derek goes next, in much the same manner; but with a finer grade powder. Impressive height, but it lands over 30 feet distant.
I’m chewing a hole through my tongue trying not to say anything.
Jerry has his turn; as does Rufus, Ace, and Chance. All surprisingly similar results. 110 feet plus or minus five in height, nine to thirty feet from the pin on impact.
Each one tumbling end over end in flight.
Most egregiously inefficient.
I can’t take it any longer. Danny is on deck while everyone nips off for a cold beer or to return a body-temperature one. A 15-minute break is called.
I walk over and say to Danny. “Hey, want to win a day off?”
“What? Oh, it’s you.”
“Yeah, it’s me. I can give you some pointers and I can all but guarantee you will win. No cheating, just better design.”
“Yeah, yeah. Like you’re the pro…”
“Yeah, that’s right, Scooter. I’m the motherfucking pro from Dover. Now, want a free day off or what?”
He looks at me. I just smile goofily and shrug my shoulders.
Yelling at his wife was one thing; but a free day off, with pay?
“Yeah. OK. What do I need to do?” he asks.
“OK, here’s the deal, Sparky. Carefully grind your powder charge as fine as you can. Put it between two pieces of paper towel and roll it with a rolling pin. Then pour in your charge around the fuse, don’t just let the fuse sit on top like these others do. Jam it down in there. Then tamp the powder as tightly as you can, carefully. Use a wooden clothespin. Now, get some axle grease and make a ring around the shot hole. Not too much, you’re just trying to make a gasket. Then, get some card stock, or piece of thin rubber, and cut out a gasket. Make it as big as you can, but it has to cover the whole axle grease area. That’s going to give you uniform dispersion once the charge fires. With it being finely ground, there’s more surface area. More surface area means faster burn. Faster burn, more pressure. More pressure, more boom. Well, there you go. That’s it.”
I quickly resume my previous ‘stand and watch while slurping beer’ posture.
Danny runs home to grind his powder. I go and drag the captain’s chair out of my tent.
Like Grandad always said, “Why stand when you can sit?”
The crowd begins to filter back and they ask where Danny is.
“Dunno. He won’t talk to me”, I reply. “I think he ran home for a minute.”
People just mill around and basically ignore Danny when he returns and begins to ready his shot.
He starts doing what I had outlined for him and he looks at me at every juncture to see if I approve. I surreptitiously nod my head every time yes.
I put down my beer and wander over to help him set the flight anvil.
“Easy, but once its set, we really need to lean on it. Get all the air out from under that gasket. OK?” I whisper conspiratorially. “Carefully, give it a few wiggles. Really seat it good.”
I walk back over to my observation post and wouldn’t you know it, someone had left a cold beer in my chair. How nice.
“OK,” Danny says. “Time for my shot. John, can you do the theodolite duties?”
John affirms and focuses the instrument in, awaiting the ceremonial fuse lighting.
Danny lights the fuse and hauls ass away.
FWSSST! 10 seconds later, there’s this huge KA-BOOM and the anvil takes flight.
It flies straight and true, no tumbling. It reaches the top of its ballistic arc and falls back to earth; to impact, foot first, 5 feet from the launch site.
John looks at the theodolite and yells “Holy crap! 138 feet. A new record!”
Everyone looks over to me and I just continue to work on my beer. Which is hard to drink when you’re smiling as broadly as I was.
I had to say something, so I remark: “Pfft. Not too bad for a bunch of amateurs.”
“Oh, yeah. Like you could do better?” John asks, knowing I’d never back down from that kind of challenge.
“Well…” I say, “How attached are you to these anvils?”
“Oh, we need them for work,” Jerry says. “But you do your worst, if you bust one or both, I’ll get new ones.”
“I’m to be held harmless. No matter what?” I say.
“Hey. It’s the Fourth. It’s tradition. Go nuts.” Jerry says.
“I’ll be right back.” And I hotfoot it over to my truck.
10 minutes later I explain to everyone that they need to be inside some sort of stout shelter. I don’t know if either anvil can withstand what I dreamed up. If they shatter, it’d be like a large hand grenade going off. After some reflection, we move the anvils off further away, some 300 yards, or so.
Everyone can watch from the office, the walls there are concrete and the windows thick double-glazed thermopane. It should be adequate.
I hope.
I run the demo wires back to the office and make certain all animals, human and otherwise, are accounted for.
“Ready?” I ask.
“Green” Ace answers. I give him a solid thumbs-up.
“Clear north?”
“Clear north!”
South, east and west. All clear.
Danny and Derek make like my air horn, with three vocal loud blasts.
“FIRE IN THE HOLE”!
I look around the room and ask once again: “Clear?”
“Clear!”
I hand the detonator to Danny and tell him “HIT IT!”
With a mile-wide grin, he expertly mashes down the big red button.
“KA-BLAAMMMM!”
There’s huge cloud of smoke and dust where the two anvils previously stood.
John runs out to see if he can spy the smaller anvil. To no avail.
I walk outside, look at my watch, and say: “Shhhh! Wait for it.”
“FWOOSH!” As the flight anvil impacts heavily some 300 yards away, not too far from the launch site.
We run over and see both anvils had survived. The flying anvil we could rock back and forth to loosen and get it out of the ground.
The base anvil needed Ace with the backhoe to dig it out of the ground. The explosion of my ‘secret recipe’ punched it a full 14 inches into the desert floor.
“Damn.” John whistles, “Wish I could have seen how high that flew.”
“Given the flight time and my rough calculations, I’d say around 325 feet”, I reply.
The festivities continued until dark when the fireworks were broken out. Bottle and sky-rockets, firecrackers, whistlers, smokers, sparklers; all the traditional Fourth of July low tech pyrotechnics.
Boom! Bang! Pow! Ooh! Ahhh!
I wanted to conduct a little experiment, so I pull out one of the large skyrockets I had purchased with John on our road trip. I pried the plastic nosecone off and insert a ball of C-4 from the bar I had in my pocket.
Question: Would a commercial skyrocket’s detonation shockwave be sufficient to set off a small charge of C-4?
Answer: Yes. Yes, it would.
The rest of the evening was Bang! Pow! Blam! KER-FUCKING-BLOOEY!
A most enjoyable holiday.
I was out in the field solid the next four or five days, but my truck had begun to act hinkey.
Trouble starting, low voltage, lights seemed dim, unexplained stalling.
Great. Truck trouble.
John see me faffing around my truck, trying to diagnose the problem and wanders over.
“Trouble with your truck?” he asks.
“Yep.” And I gave him the rundown of various recent issues.
“Your alternators’ shot.” He tells me.
I do know what the alternator is and I’m not crazy about the cost of labor and parts.
“Limp it into Cuba and it’ll run you $100-150, parts and labor. Yank it out, and I’ll run it into town, get a refurbed replacement, and I’ll help you put it back in. Cost you 35 bucks.”
“You’d do that? Thanks.”
Danny sees me wrenching and swearing at the alternator and it's beastly hot out.
“Rock, if you want, come pull in front of my house under that big elm out front. It’ll be a lot cooler.” He says.
“You sure?” I ask.
“Yeah. No hard feelings.”
“OK, great. Thanks.” I limp my truck over to the tree’s welcome shade.
I wrestle the old alternator off, give it to John and takes off for Cuba. Nothing to do but wait.
I sit in the truck cab, drinking a beer, smoking a cigar, and reading up on the “Stratigraphy of the Four-Corner’s Region”.
Heavy stuff.
John returns about an hour later with my new alternator, not a refurbished one.
“When I told them it was for Mister Rock, they got you a new one for the price of the refurbed. It is Javen Spanner’s store, you know.” He laughs. “I’ve got to go get some lunch, I’ll be back shortly, and we’ll get you sorted out.”
“OK, I’ll see what I can do in the meantime” I reply.
The wrench slips for the thirtieth time that day. I swear a blue streak and kick the truck, as it was its fault, right on the bumper.
“God damned, motherfucking sorry piece of god damn Detroit shit! I swear, but not too loudly. I want my truck to know I’m just mad at the situation, not really with it…it has feelings, too.
A highly polished large luxury car wheels into the compound and two severely suited characters get out.
They look at the piece of paper they have, look at the number on Danny & Beth’s house, look at me, look at the paper, look at the house number, look at me…
John walks up behind them, out of their sight and waves his hands frantically to get my attention.
The two suited characters are oblivious to John’s presence; even though it looks like he’s going through the seven basic ballet moves to get my attention.
The two suits cautiously begin to walk toward me, very slowly.
John is miming to me, pointing at the suits: “MORMONS!” “ELDERS!” “HONCHOS!”
I think I understand…
I pick the beer can up off the fender, take an exaggerated swig, spark a new fire to my cigar, pick up the wrench and tell the truck it’s thee or me, motherfucker…
I’m under the hood and wrenching and swearing away when the suits walk up and stand there.
I ignore them.
“Ahem!”
“AHEM!”
“Yeah?”
“Um, Sir.”
“Yeah, what?”
“Could you come out of there for a minute?”
“Yeah. Just a fuckin’ minute. God damn alternator.” I say.
I ease out from under the hood of the truck; complete with Jack Daniels Field Tester ball cap, a sleeveless “Get Schist-faced” T-shirt, grubby cargo shorts, field boots, with a beard spilling down the front of my chest and hair like an unraveled Sikh; beer in one hand, cigar in the other.
“Yeah? Help you gents?” I ask.
They exchange very curious looks with each other, then look at me and back to each other.
“Are you…” reading from their paper, “Daniel Simpson Day?” they ask.
John’s flipping out silently behind them, pointing to them, and shaking his head ‘Yes” in a much-exaggerated manner.
The penny drops. I get it.
“Oh, fuck yeah. That’s me. How you guys doin’?” I take a pull on my beer and puff my cigar.
“Y’all wanna beer? They’re cold. Fuckin’ hot out here today.”
They look at me, look at each other, and wordlessly, turn 180 degrees and silently walk back to their car.
They didn’t even notice John literally rolling on the ground, laughing hysterically.
I run after them and trying not to laugh right in their faces say “Sorry, guys. I’m not Danny Day. Just a joke.”
“I should certainly hope not.” One of the old geezers says.
“That’s his house. He’s inside.” I tell them.
The brush past me like I’m some kind of new species of pond scum after giving my visage and demeanor a solid “Harrumph!”
“Offer still stands. Get you wigglers a cold one?”
Long John’s laughing so hard he’s crying.
I get the truck fixed and it was a bad alternator. Everything’s hitting on all eight cylinders now.
Everything was, for a change.
To be continued…
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2019.09.30 00:59 JustMeInBigD Things to Do - Week of September 30 - Oct 6

Other lists of things to do
Dallas News Events (Formerly GuideLive, pre-formerly Pegasus News, LOL) Editor’s Picks
Do214 Top Picks
Concerts Happening in Dallas from ConcertLane.com
This Week’s Beer Events from BeerInBigD.com

Ongoing Exhibits/Activities

State Fair of Texas at Fair Park from September 27 until October 20
FreePumpkin Patch at NorthPark Center until October 31
Autumn at the Arboretum at Dallas Arboretum until October 31
Dior: From Paris to the World at the Dallas Museum of Art until October 27
Sheila Hicks: Secret Structures, Looming Presence at the Dallas Museum of Art until 1/12/20
Away From the White House: Presidential Retreats at the George W. Bush Presidential Center
until October 6
Rainbow Vomit on Parry Ave, Dallas until October 13
El Greco, Goya, and a Taste for Spain at Meadows Museum SMU until January 2020
55 Years President Kennedy on Magazine Covers at Sixth Floor Museum until Oct 13
The Art of Sport by Chris Brown at Elm Street Studio in Kelleruntil October 4th
“Interchange” (between Texas & Nigerian artists) at South Dallas Cultural Center until October 27
Texas International Pop Festival: 50 Years Later - The Exhibit at MCL Grand in Lewisville until October 27
A Fortune in Oils: Sid Richardson’s Personal Collection at Sid Richardson Museum in Fort Worth until March 2020
Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory.at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum (ongoing special exhibit)
May You Survive in Interesting Times at UTD’s SP/N Gallery Until October 19
Snap 151 in Frisco until October 14th
Walking Tours of the Museum of the American Railroad in Frisco (Wed-Fri, Sat) until October 26
Hands and Earth: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics at Crow Museum of Asian Art until January 2020
Biennial: Origins in Geometry at The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art until October 20

Ongoing - Theatre

First Date at Stage West Theatre - Fort Worth until October 13
Red Chariot at Undermain Theatre until October 13 (Previews 9/18-20)
In The Heights - Dallas Theater Center at Wyly Theatre until October 20
Phantom of the Opera at Bass Hall until October 5
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at Theater Arlington until October 13
What We Were at Circle Theater Fort Worth until October19
The Shine Play Festival: Black Men Illuminated at South Dallas Cultural Center until October 6
The Fantasticks at Greater Lewisville Community Theater until October 20
Mamma Mia at Rockwall Community Playhouse until October 6
A Love Offering Trinity River Arts Center — presented by — Kitchen Dog Theater starting October 3 until October 27
Chicago,in Concert with the Dallas Symphony at Meyerson Symphony Center Oct 4-6
Two By Beckett: Footfalls and Not I at Bathhouse Cultural Center starting October 3 until October 19

Festivals & Multi-Day Events This Weekend

State Fair of Texas Sep 27-Oct 20 Adult Tickets $18, Many Discounts Available Fair Park, Dallas Downtown Dallas Food, Music, The Arts, Community, Rides, Kid Friendly
Tarrant County Pride Week Oct 3-13 Multiple Events, TBA Various Fort Worth Fort Worth Cultural, The Arts, Community
QCinema LGBT Film Festival Oct 3-5 Single Show $15, Festival Pass $100 Fort Worth Botanic Garden Fort Worth Cultural, The Arts, Community
Denton Folk Festival Oct 4-6 $10 per day, $20 3-day pass Backyard on Bell Denton County Music, Community
Dallas Porchfest Oct 4-5 FREE 4700-4800 Swiss Ave, Dallas Swiss Ave Historic District Music, The Arts, Community, Historic neighborhoods.
Oktoberfest Southlake Oct 4-6 FREE Southlake Town Square Northwest Suburbs Cultural, BeeWine, Food, Music, The Arts, Autumn, Kid Friendly, Dog Friendly
23rd Annual Lebanese Food Festival Oct 4-6 FREE Our Lady of Lebanon
Maronite Catholic Church, Lewisville Denton County Food, Culture, Community, Kid Friendly
Tarrant County Harambee Festival Oct 4-5 1050 Evans Ave, Ft Worth Historic Southside Fort Worth Parade, Music, Art, Food, Kid Friendly
Fall Festival and Farmers Market Oct 5 FREE Shades of Green Gardening Center, Frisco Far North Suburbs Fall, Nature, Kid Friendly
Aubrey Peanut Festival Oct 5 FREE Aubrey Festival Grounds Denton Area Food, Autumn, Main Street/Community, Kid Friendly, Dog Friendly
Turtle Creek Fine Arts Festival Oct 5-6 FREE Reverchon Park Dallas Uptown Arts, Community, Food, Music, Kid Friendly, Dog Friendly
IOOF Oddfest Oct 5 FREE Kid Friendly Singleton Plaza, Waxahachie Southern Suburbs The Arts, Music, Community
Texas Latino Gay Pride Oct 5 $ and Up Longhorn Ballroom, Dallas Downtown Dallas Cultural, Music, Food, Community
Frisco Arts Walk and Run Oct 5 $40 Race Registration Hall Park, Frisco Far North Suburbs Run/Walk, The Arts, Music, Food, Community, Kid Friendly
Tacolandia Oct 5 General Admission $35, VIP Available Dallas Farmers Market Downtown Dallas Food, BeeWine, Cultural, Adults (21) Only
Kessler Pumpkin Patch Oct 5 No ticket price found The Kessler School, Oak Cliff South Dallas Autumn, Kid Friendly, Music, Food, Community
Dog Days of Denton Oct 5 FREE North Texas State Fairgrounds, Denton Pets, Community, Kid Friendly, Dog Friendly Charity: Denton Animal Shelter
Cottonwood Art Festival Oct 5-6 FREE Kid Friendly, Dog Friendly Cottonwood Park Richardson Northern Suburbs Juried Art, The Arts, Music, Beer, Community
Garland’s Gone Camping Oct 5-6 $10, Advance Registration Required Kid Friendly Audubon Park, Garland Northeast Suburbs Outdoors, Autumn, Overnight, Community

Daily Things to Do

--Monday, September 30--
Rosh Hashanah
New Girl Trivia at Trinity Cider
Linny Nance's Hour of Power at The Balcony Club
Free Introduction To Coding: Html & CSS at Industrious Dallas, Uptownn
Meditation for Everyone at Unity Church, Lower Greenville
Songwriter in the Round with Justin Philip Brooks at Opening Bell Coffee
LGBT Game Night at Grauwyler Park Branch Library, Dallas
Couples Country Dance Classes at Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth
SYZYGY: All of It (SMU’s Contemporary Music Ensemble) at Caruth Auditorium
Arts & Letters Live: Kristin Hannah at First United Methodist Church - Dallas
Book Launch Party for Dear Sweet Pea! By Julie Murphy at South Irving Library
Monday Food Discount: $1 Oysters and 1/2 priced Rosé at Oak

--Tuesday, October 1--
Game Night Dallas Scaretober at Steam Theory Brewing
La La Land Jazz at Chelsea Corner
National Night Out (Locations all over Dallas at the link, most suburbs will host events too)
Arts and Letters LIve: Casey Gerald at Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art
Masked Intruder at Three Links
Mohamed Henedy at Arlington Improv
Frisco ISD Marching Band Showcase at The Star in Frisco
Nurse Blake - The Call Light Tour at House of Blues
Sunset Yoga at Sundance Square Fort Worth
Free Film Screening: Documenting Hate: Charlottesville at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff
Tuesday Food Discount: An early-starting four day celebration of National Taco Day starts today at all Blue Mesa Grill locations and runs through Friday October 4th. From 5 to 9PM, enjoy an endless taco buffet for $12.
Also, today’s a great day for food holidays. It’s National Pumpkin Spice Day, World Vegetarian Day, AND Homemade Cookie Day. Check your social media and news media for specials!

--Wednesday, October 2--
BeerMan (free show) at Lava Cantina, The Colony
Ty Herndon at Arlington Music Hall
Arthur Brooks: Love Your Enemies Book Discussion at Crum Auditorium, SMU
Chris Renzema the Boxer + The Bear Tour at Ruins
Rooftop Salsa Night with Instahap at Vidorra, Deep Ellum
Wine Wednesday (Live Music and 20% Bottles of Wine) at Chocolate Secrets, Dallas
Paul Varghese & Ana Buenrostro at Off the Cuff Dallas
Lindsey Kate Band at Wilhoite’s Grapevine
Friends 25th Anniversary Themed Trivia at Blackfriar Pub (Facebook Link)
New Comic Book Day (every Wednesday) at Doc’s Comics & Games, Frisco
Wednesday Food Discount: $8.99 Herb Roasted Chicken Blue Plate at AllGood Cafe

--Thursday, October 3--
Matt Golightly at Hyenas Plano - Free show! (w/ 2 item minimum)
Dial M For Murder (part of Hitchcocktober) opens at Angelika Film Center, Dallas
Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Book Presentation, From Being Things, To Equalities In All, at The Wild Detectives
College Night at the Dallas Museum of Art
Brad Thompson at Troys, Texas Live! In Arlington
Sam Fender at Club Dada
Voices from Foster Care (documentary short films) at Dallas CASA
DCH Gives Back Comedy Show benefiting Life in Deep Ellum at Dallas Comedy House
Escape: Evenings on Oak Street Concert Series in Downtown Roanoke
Thursday Food Discount: $8.95 Texican Thursday Special at State & Allen
Also, today is National Soft Taco Day check your social media and news media for specials!

Check the festivals list at the top for many more multi-day and weekend activities!

--Friday, October 4--
DanceAfrica presented by Dallas Black Dance Theatre at Moody Performance Hall (also 10/5)
Origins and Evolution of the Afro-Puerto Rican Music, Poetry and Dance at Latino Cultural Center (also 10/5)
National Vodka Day Crawl at Deep Ellum Distillery (National Vodka Day is tomorrow)
Live 80 - The Ultimate 80s Experience! At Lava Cantina, The Colony
KXT’s Local Music Showcase at Four Corners Brewery
Circus Espana in Little Elm (continues through Oct 13)
Steven Page Trio (Formerly of Barenaked Ladies) at Legacy Hall
Infinite Journey and Poo Live Crew at Sunset Live! At the Gardens in Grapevine
Gay Kickball World Series 2019 at Fair Oaks Park Dallas (continues through Sunday)
Music on the Plaza at Glade Parks Shopping Center in Euless (Facebook Link)
HIPster Ale Keep the Glass Night at Peticolas Brewery
Also, today is National Taco Day - check your social media and news media for specials!

--Saturday, October 5--
Free First Saturdays at the Nasher Sculpture Center
Charley Crockett - CD Release Show at Gas Monkey Live, Dallas
Best in Yard Dog Show at Truck Yard, Dallas (Faceboook link)
Deep Ellum Outdoor Market in Deep Ellum - 100-199 Crowdus
BOMLA Music and Arts Festival at Encore Park, Dallas
Hallam Family Concerts: French Impressions at the Dallas Museum of Art
North Dallas Toy Show at Dallas Events Center, Farmers Branch
Emo Nite at Lizard Lounge
RetroFest- RetroMadness Anniversary at Retro Plaza, Bedford (Facebook link)
Rise Against The Machine & Primal Concrete Cowboys at Hat Tricks, Lewisville
Korean Food Festival at 99 Ranch Market, Plano
Plano Food + Wine Festival at The Shops at Willow Bend
DFW DogFest at Baylor, Scott & White Health - Kinkeade Campus, Las Colinas
DFW Halal Foodfest at Valley Ranch Islamic Center, Irving
A Taste Of Nigeria Festival, Asia Times Square in Grand Prairie (Facebook Link)
Kid’s Fishing Day at Mike Lewis Park, Grand Prairie
Denton Hispanic Heritage Festival at the Denton Community Market
Also, today is National Vodka Day - check your social media and news media for specials!

--Sunday, October 6--
Cowboys vs Green Bay Packers - Home
LifeWalk 2019 Dallas AIDS Walk at Turtle Creek Park
Dokken at Gas Monkey Live!
Sunday Supper Concert Series at Cafe Momentum, Dallas
Drummathon 2019! At Klyde Warren Park
Ann Patchett: Arts & Letters Live at First United Methodist Church Dallas
GRAND Opening - Moto Liberty in Addison
Hispanic Heritage Fiesta with Havana NRG at Legacy Hall Plano
Family Funtoberfest 2019 at Frisco Fresh Market
6th Annual Coppell Car Show at Old Town Coppell
Amigo International Guitar Show 2019 at Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth
Grand Opening at Thrillvania Haunted House Park in Terrell
Sunday Food Discount: $39 3-Course Pork Chop Sunday Supper at Perry’s Steakhouse (Uptown, Grapevine, Frisco)
Also, today is National Noodle Day - check your social media and news media for specials!
And that’s all for this week!
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2019.09.02 02:39 JimMarch Boardtrack Bikes – history and notes on building a quasi-replica “homage” bike, and by the way Glenn Curtiss was a BOSS! (part 1)

I want to build a quasi-replica “boardtracker” for the street, but based on what they might have become if the lineage had continued. I also want to explore WHY the roadrace and dirtrack lineages of bikes starting in the 1920s diverged from the boardtrackers which to my surprise didn’t evolve much between 1903 (yeah, I know, surprising date) and 1929 that I can easily track (near the end of the boardtrack period).
Actual history:
Officially, the first boardtrack motorcycle race was in Los Angeles in 1910. The steeply banked wooden tracks were based on the European “velodrome” bicycle racetracks which are still in use today. By 1931 the entire concept was shut down basically by insurance companies who saw this as not just dangerous as hell to the riders, but spectators too.
The bikes were still using “total loss” oiling – they had an oil tank that would drain slowly down into the motor’s innards and then fall out the bottom onto the wooden track which would soak it up. This of course caused crashes and then the whole thing tended to burst into flames.
Ooops.
Once the boardtracks were torn down, American motorcycle racing went to dirt tracks. I have two theories on why: one, it’s hard to get dirt to burn even if you do soak oil on it and two American fans were used to being able to see the whole race or at least most of it, the way NASCAR is still popular today
In Europe the tradition of road racing took hold, and is even older than boardtracks. This for example was the winner of the 1907 Isle of Mann TT race:
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To our eyes that’s a boardtracker. Right? Except this guy bought that straight from Norton as a “street” bike so it’s got fenders - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-46033017 (article that includes that picture).
But let me show you another – this bike set the world speed record (for any land vehicle) of 64mph in 1903:
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That’s a 1000cc V-twin using a motor Curtis himself designed. It’s about 10hp, maybe a bit more. Tell me that doesn’t look like a boardtracker? As far as I can tell his engine was significantly hotter than anything in use in the 1907 Isle of Mann race four years later.
He didn’t stop there. By 1907 he took four of those V-twins, turned them sideways like a Guzzi or a CX500, stacked them end on end in one crankcase, gave it a SHAFT drive instead of chain, got 40hp out of the whole mess and in a bike weighing a fraction over 250lbs, hit 136mph:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtiss_V-8_motorcycle#/media/File:Glenn_Curtiss_on_his_V-8_motorcycle,_Ormond_Beach,_Florida_1907.jpg
That record wasn’t topped for 20 years!
And doing all this crazy shit, you know what he died of in the 1930s? Appendicitis. Swear to God. Dude was a BOSS.
But, he wasn’t a frame or suspension expert. He was a guy who built motors, intended from pretty much day one for aviation use (initially in dirigibles) but all kinds of other uses too.
I’m forced to confront the fact that he was just taking bicycle tech of the day, cramming an engine in it, bracing it some more to get the stability back (look at the extra fork bracing for starters!) and just “going for it”. He didn’t have the production numbers to get the tire and rim makers for example to make smaller-diameter stuff or convince anybody to make real suspension parts.
And I therefore think the guys making the early boardtrack bikes were in the same boat, and these bikes all look like this purely because of what was available, not necessarily what worked best.
BUT now let’s look forward – here’s a 1929 factory Harley board track racer:
https://stupiddope.com/2016/11/28/old-school-classics-1929-harley-davidson-peashoote
This one is a single because one thing that did change was engine power and at some point the V-twins got too dangerous and singles (nicknamed “peashooters”) became popular. But other than that this has all the hallmarks of a boardtracker (except the tires are bigtime wrong). Now here’s the most interesting comparison I found – the exact same year, same race engine Harley except in roadracing trim for European export:
https://ironageauctions.com/auctions/238886/
NOW we can see the divergence. The roadrace bike has a front suspension, bigger tank, fatter tires of smaller diameter. It’s still a hardtail (no rear suspension) so the fatter tires are likely “the suspension” of sorts. And because they’re fatter they’re heavier, so shrink the diameter to reduce weight. At a guesstimate this roadrace version of otherwise the same engine is heavier – ballpark 30 to 50 pounds I think?
And that’s the key.
The boardtrackers ran on big banks with little or no bumps, so they didn’t need the weight of a suspension system. They were closer to straight line speed machines like the 1903 and 1907 Curtis land speed bikes.
By the late board track period they DID have the option of running smaller-diameter fatter tires – options that weren’t available in 1910 and likely didn’t exist until...well, I’m not certain but somewhere in the 1920s I suspect. I haven’t dug into that because I don’t care – what matters to me is the boardtracker in close to it’s original form survived much later than I expected when I started this investigation. So as a high performance layout, the boardtrackers (possibly as an accident of their bicycle roots?!) had certain performance advantages.
In our timeline America’s main motorcycle sport switched from boardtrack to dirttrack by the early 1930s (and in transition in the 1920s). Watch the movie “On Any Sunday” (made in 1971 in America - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN7tuTNCBZE for the whole thing) and you’ll see roadracing referred to as this exotic European thing. Had America’s motorcycle interest gone to roadracing in the 1930s forward, we likely would have gone the Euro route as well rather than try and adapt boardtrack tech to roadracing.
But – what if suspension tech had happened a bit sooner and it became practical to make a STREET “boardtracker” by the early 1930s? Could that have worked? What would it have looked like?
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s chapter where I try and explore that some.
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2019.09.02 01:18 JimMarch Boardtrack Bikes – history and notes on building a quasi-replica “homage” bike, and by the way Glenn Curtiss was a BOSS! (part 1)

I want to build a quasi-replica “boardtracker” for the street, but based on what they might have become if the lineage had continued. I also want to explore WHY the roadrace and dirtrack lineages of bikes starting in the 1920s diverged from the boardtrackers which to my surprise didn’t evolve much between 1903 (yeah, I know, surprising date) and 1929 that I can easily track (near the end of the boardtrack period).
Actual history:
Officially, the first boardtrack motorcycle race was in Los Angeles in 1910. The steeply banked wooden tracks were based on the European “velodrome” bicycle racetracks which are still in use today. By 1931 the entire concept was shut down basically by insurance companies who saw this as not just dangerous as hell to the riders, but spectators too.
The bikes were still using “total loss” oiling – they had an oil tank that would drain slowly down into the motor’s innards and then fall out the bottom onto the wooden track which would soak it up. This of course caused crashes and then the whole thing tended to burst into flames.
Ooops.
Once the boardtracks were torn down, American motorcycle racing went to dirt tracks. I have two theories on why: one, it’s hard to get dirt to burn even if you do soak oil on it and two American fans were used to being able to see the whole race or at least most of it, the way NASCAR is still popular today
In Europe the tradition of road racing took hold, and is even older than boardtracks. This for example was the winner of the 1907 Isle of Mann TT race:
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/EBF0/production/_104100406_download-2.png
To our eyes that’s a boardtracker. Right? Except this guy bought that straight from Norton as a “street” bike so it’s got fenders - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-46033017 (article that includes that picture).
But let me show you another – this bike set the world speed record (for any land vehicle) of 64mph in 1903:
https://assets.newatlas.com/dims4/default/2ea3d75/2147483647/strip/true/crop/1474x900+0+0/resize/840x513!/quality/90/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.newatlas.com%2Farchive%2Fglen-curtis-pioneer-aviator-land-speed-record-holder-14.jpg
That’s a 1000cc V-twin using a motor Curtis himself designed. It’s about 10hp, maybe a bit more. Tell me that doesn’t look like a boardtracker? As far as I can tell his engine was significantly hotter than anything in use in the 1907 Isle of Mann race four years later.
He didn’t stop there. By 1907 he took four of those V-twins, turned them sideways like a Guzzi or a CX500, stacked them end on end in one crankcase, gave it a SHAFT drive instead of chain, got 40hp out of the whole mess and in a bike weighing a fraction over 250lbs, hit 136mph:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtiss_V-8_motorcycle#/media/File:Glenn_Curtiss_on_his_V-8_motorcycle,_Ormond_Beach,_Florida_1907.jpg
That record wasn’t topped for 20 years!
And doing all this crazy shit, you know what he died of in the 1930s? Appendicitis. Swear to God. Dude was a BOSS.
But, he wasn’t a frame or suspension expert. He was a guy who built motors, intended from pretty much day one for aviation use (initially in dirigibles) but all kinds of other uses too.
I’m forced to confront the fact that he was just taking bicycle tech of the day, cramming an engine in it, bracing it some more to get the stability back (look at the extra fork bracing for starters!) and just “going for it”. He didn’t have the production numbers to get the tire and rim makers for example to make smaller-diameter stuff or convince anybody to make real suspension parts.
And I therefore think the guys making the early boardtrack bikes were in the same boat, and these bikes all look like this purely because of what was available, not necessarily what worked best.
BUT now let’s look forward – here’s a 1929 factory Harley board track racer:
https://stupiddope.com/2016/11/28/old-school-classics-1929-harley-davidson-peashoote
This one is a single because one thing that did change was engine power and at some point the V-twins got too dangerous and singles (nicknamed “peashooters”) became popular. But other than that this has all the hallmarks of a boardtracker (except the tires are bigtime wrong). Now here’s the most interesting comparison I found – the exact same year, same race engine Harley except in roadracing trim for European export:
https://ironageauctions.com/auctions/238886/
NOW we can see the divergence. The roadrace bike has a front suspension, bigger tank, fatter tires of smaller diameter. It’s still a hardtail (no rear suspension) so the fatter tires are likely “the suspension” of sorts. And because they’re fatter they’re heavier, so shrink the diameter to reduce weight. At a guesstimate this roadrace version of otherwise the same engine is heavier – ballpark 30 to 50 pounds I think?
And that’s the key.
The boardtrackers ran on big banks with little or no bumps, so they didn’t need the weight of a suspension system. They were closer to straight line speed machines like the 1903 and 1907 Curtis land speed bikes.
By the late board track period they DID have the option of running smaller-diameter fatter tires – options that weren’t available in 1910 and likely didn’t exist until...well, I’m not certain but somewhere in the 1920s I suspect. I haven’t dug into that because I don’t care – what matters to me is the boardtracker in close to it’s original form survived much later than I expected when I started this investigation. So as a high performance layout, the boardtrackers (possibly as an accident of their bicycle roots?!) had certain performance advantages.
In our timeline America’s main motorcycle sport switched from boardtrack to dirttrack by the early 1930s (and in transition in the 1920s). Watch the movie “On Any Sunday” (made in 1971 in America - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN7tuTNCBZE for the whole thing) and you’ll see roadracing referred to as this exotic European thing. Had America’s motorcycle interest gone to roadracing in the 1930s forward, we likely would have gone the Euro route as well rather than try and adapt boardtrack tech to roadracing.
But – what if suspension tech had happened a bit sooner and it became practical to make a STREET “boardtracker” by the early 1930s? Could that have worked? What would it have looked like?
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s chapter where I try and explore that some.
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2019.09.02 01:17 JimMarch Boardtrack Bikes – history and notes on building a quasi-replica “homage” bike, and by the way Glenn Curtiss was a BOSS! (part 1)

I want to build a quasi-replica “boardtracker” for the street, but based on what they might have become if the lineage had continued. I also want to explore WHY the roadrace and dirtrack lineages of bikes starting in the 1920s diverged from the boardtrackers which to my surprise didn’t evolve much between 1903 (yeah, I know, surprising date) and 1929 that I can easily track (near the end of the boardtrack period).
Actual history:
Officially, the first boardtrack motorcycle race was in Los Angeles in 1910. The steeply banked wooden tracks were based on the European “velodrome” bicycle racetracks which are still in use today. By 1931 the entire concept was shut down basically by insurance companies who saw this as not just dangerous as hell to the riders, but spectators too.
The bikes were still using “total loss” oiling – they had an oil tank that would drain slowly down into the motor’s innards and then fall out the bottom onto the wooden track which would soak it up. This of course caused crashes and then the whole thing tended to burst into flames.
Ooops.
Once the boardtracks were torn down, American motorcycle racing went to dirt tracks. I have two theories on why: one, it’s hard to get dirt to burn even if you do soak oil on it and two American fans were used to being able to see the whole race or at least most of it, the way NASCAR is still popular today
In Europe the tradition of road racing took hold, and is even older than boardtracks. This for example was the winner of the 1907 Isle of Mann TT race:
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/EBF0/production/_104100406_download-2.png
To our eyes that’s a boardtracker. Right? Except this guy bought that straight from Norton as a “street” bike so it’s got fenders - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-46033017 (article that includes that picture).
But let me show you another – this bike set the world speed record (for any land vehicle) of 64mph in 1903:
https://assets.newatlas.com/dims4/default/2ea3d75/2147483647/strip/true/crop/1474x900+0+0/resize/840x513!/quality/90/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.newatlas.com%2Farchive%2Fglen-curtis-pioneer-aviator-land-speed-record-holder-14.jpg
That’s a 1000cc V-twin using a motor Curtis himself designed. It’s about 10hp, maybe a bit more. Tell me that doesn’t look like a boardtracker? As far as I can tell his engine was significantly hotter than anything in use in the 1907 Isle of Mann race four years later.
He didn’t stop there. By 1907 he took four of those V-twins, turned them sideways like a Guzzi or a CX500, stacked them end on end in one crankcase, gave it a SHAFT drive instead of chain, got 40hp out of the whole mess and in a bike weighing a fraction over 250lbs, hit 136mph:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtiss_V-8_motorcycle#/media/File:Glenn_Curtiss_on_his_V-8_motorcycle,_Ormond_Beach,_Florida_1907.jpg
That record wasn’t topped for 20 years!
And doing all this crazy shit, you know what he died of in the 1930s? Appendicitis. Swear to God. Dude was a BOSS.
But, he wasn’t a frame or suspension expert. He was a guy who built motors, intended from pretty much day one for aviation use (initially in dirigibles) but all kinds of other uses too.
I’m forced to confront the fact that he was just taking bicycle tech of the day, cramming an engine in it, bracing it some more to get the stability back (look at the extra fork bracing for starters!) and just “going for it”. He didn’t have the production numbers to get the tire and rim makers for example to make smaller-diameter stuff or convince anybody to make real suspension parts.
And I therefore think the guys making the early boardtrack bikes were in the same boat, and these bikes all look like this purely because of what was available, not necessarily what worked best.
BUT now let’s look forward – here’s a 1929 factory Harley board track racer:
https://stupiddope.com/2016/11/28/old-school-classics-1929-harley-davidson-peashoote
This one is a single because one thing that did change was engine power and at some point the V-twins got too dangerous and singles (nicknamed “peashooters”) became popular. But other than that this has all the hallmarks of a boardtracker (except the tires are bigtime wrong). Now here’s the most interesting comparison I found – the exact same year, same race engine Harley except in roadracing trim for European export:
https://ironageauctions.com/auctions/238886/
NOW we can see the divergence. The roadrace bike has a front suspension, bigger tank, fatter tires of smaller diameter. It’s still a hardtail (no rear suspension) so the fatter tires are likely “the suspension” of sorts. And because they’re fatter they’re heavier, so shrink the diameter to reduce weight. At a guesstimate this roadrace version of otherwise the same engine is heavier – ballpark 30 to 50 pounds I think?
And that’s the key.
The boardtrackers ran on big banks with little or no bumps, so they didn’t need the weight of a suspension system. They were closer to straight line speed machines like the 1903 and 1907 Curtis land speed bikes.
By the late board track period they DID have the option of running smaller-diameter fatter tires – options that weren’t available in 1910 and likely didn’t exist until...well, I’m not certain but somewhere in the 1920s I suspect. I haven’t dug into that because I don’t care – what matters to me is the boardtracker in close to it’s original form survived much later than I expected when I started this investigation. So as a high performance layout, the boardtrackers (possibly as an accident of their bicycle roots?!) had certain performance advantages.
In our timeline America’s main motorcycle sport switched from boardtrack to dirttrack by the early 1930s (and in transition in the 1920s). Watch the movie “On Any Sunday” (made in 1971 in America - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN7tuTNCBZE for the whole thing) and you’ll see roadracing referred to as this exotic European thing. Had America’s motorcycle interest gone to roadracing in the 1930s forward, we likely would have gone the Euro route as well rather than try and adapt boardtrack tech to roadracing.
But – what if suspension tech had happened a bit sooner and it became practical to make a STREET “boardtracker” by the early 1930s? Could that have worked? What would it have looked like?
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s chapter where I try and explore that some.
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2019.05.30 17:16 hapticglitch0812 My Uncle found Raymond Loewy’s ‘68 Firebird in a barn.

Loewy’s 1968 Firebird Album
I've got a pretty interesting story to share that any car nuts out there or people just fascinated by design might find interesting.
Over a decade ago, my uncle, a talented mechanic and avid vintage car restoration expert, came across a 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 HO for sale. The car was in pretty bad shape and was living in a barn in Clarkston,WA. While looking over the car, he noticed that a few modifications had been made. The previous owner also had collected all the original paperwork. In these documents was an original sales invoice from the Grand Garage De La Muette GM Dealership in Paris, France. The invoice was dated June 24th, 1968 and was made out to Monsieur Raymond Loewy.
If you don't recognize the name but grew up during the 20th century in America, you have probably been very familiar with Raymond Loewy's work and not even known it. Raymond Loewy was recognized globally and in the press as "the father of modern industrial design." He revolutionized the world of design, working as a consultant for more than 200 companies in his lifetime and created product designs for everything from Lucky Strike cigarette packs and Coldspot refrigerators, to Air Force One and NASA spacecraft. Raymond Loewy
Though there is no record of Loewy holding a contract with Pontiac, he was known for buying sports cars that he liked to modify to his personal taste. It appears that this particular Firebird was such a vehicle.
This is what we know so far:
-On March 14th, 1968, Raymond Loewy wrote a letter (photocopy atttached below) to automotive journalist, Dean Batchelor, mentioning that he had ordered a Firebird 400 for delivery in Paris, upon Mr. Batchelor's reccomendation.
-Upon request, we received several photographs (which I've attached below) from the Hagley Museum and Library, appears to show Loewy standing beside the Firebird on a street at the Port of Saint-Tropez, France in what we think is sometime in summer or fall of 1968.
-Also another photo of Loewy standing next to his Avanti a few years later, shows him holding a folder labeled XRL which likely corresponds to the XRL painted on the rear of the vehicle today. My research shows that Loewy designed a concept car for the soviet manufacturer Moskvich named the XRL.XRL Moskvich As to why he painted it on his personal Firebird, I wouldn't hazard a guess.
Beyond this, our understanding is that Loewy modified the car over time and used it for racing purposes. Though we have no hard documentation of that yet.
The modifications include:
-Chrome-trimmed hood stripe -What appear to be (unofficial) NASA logos on the doors -Alfa Romeo tail lamps -Slightly re-located and re-profiled fuel filler door -Scoops/extractors on the rear quarter panels. -Modification to the rear quarter panels and tail pan section's to raise the height of the back of the car. Which appear's the goal was to effectively cause more downward force on the back of the car. -Maserati side marker lights on the front fenders
Either way this seems to be a pretty interesting piece of history. A team of talented people have put their considerable talents to use while restoring this car carefully with attention to detail. A project that is about 50% complete. If anyone reading this post knows of any resources that might be able to provide additional information about this Firebird, especially regarding where to find any color photographs of the car from that era, it would greatly assist the restoration effort. Please message me directly.
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