Author Topic: You Want to Talk Grasping at Straws?  (Read 10936 times)

Offline ka9q

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Re: You Want to Talk Grasping at Straws?
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2015, 08:49:56 PM »
Oh, I thought maybe you were talking about Dick Shawn, the late American comedian and actor who played Lorenzo St. DuBois and Adolf Hitler in Mel Brooks' The Producers.

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Re: You Want to Talk Grasping at Straws?
« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2015, 08:58:03 PM »
One of the grand dames of Houston was named Ima Hogg.
I know I've heard that name, even though I'm not from Houston. Are you sure Bart Simpson didn't use it in one of his prank calls to Moe's Tavern?

I do recall one of his calls backfiring. He asked for a Hugh Jass, and there actually was one in the bar.

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Re: You Want to Talk Grasping at Straws?
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2015, 06:06:47 PM »
I do recall one of his calls backfiring. He asked for a Hugh Jass, and there actually was one in the bar.

http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Hugh_Jass

My favourite was Amanda Lovingkiss
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former - Albert Einstein.

I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people – Sir Isaac Newton.

A polar orbit would also bypass the SAA - Tim Finch

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Re: You Want to Talk Grasping at Straws?
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2015, 08:51:20 PM »
My favourite was Amanda Lovingkiss

Amanda Hugginkiss (Wiki: Episode New Kid on the Block)


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Re: You Want to Talk Grasping at Straws?
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2015, 03:00:27 AM »
Amanda Hugginkiss (Wiki: Episode New Kid on the Block)

Clearly such a favourite that I remember it well.  ;)
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former - Albert Einstein.

I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people – Sir Isaac Newton.

A polar orbit would also bypass the SAA - Tim Finch

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Re: You Want to Talk Grasping at Straws?
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2015, 05:08:21 AM »
Shaun Dick the famous Brazilian? (shaun is pronounced the same way as "shorn")

Depending on your accent.  I didn't get it, either, because it's pronounced more like "shawn" here.

Still don't get it.  Perhaps just as well....