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Offline jfb

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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #210 on: November 08, 2021, 06:39:59 PM »
... comparing Kamala Harris and Dan Quayle....
"You say potato, I say potatoe"  ;D

Yep.

And the story about not learning Latin when talking about Latin America.

And the Murphy Brown story.

All three kids were laughing in disbelief.

Over time I have chosen to be charitable to Quayle.  As Republicans go, he was pretty harmless (as a friend of a friend pointed out at the time, he was the one Senator that Bush could afford to lose).  He could have been a genius on par with Newton, but should never have been allowed in front of a live mic without a script and a staffer to dive on it like a live grenade as soon as he started to wander. 


Offline Peter B

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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #211 on: November 09, 2021, 04:18:50 AM »
Today I got the kids to move fast, then stand still for an extended period of time.

I invited them to come outside (at around 4pm) to see Venus in a daytime sky.

They came outside, and they all stood around staring into the sky until they spotted it.

And frankly, I thought it was a pretty cool thing to see too.

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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #212 on: November 09, 2021, 10:25:42 PM »
Peter B, good to hear about you showing them Venus. I was doing the same at my local primary school (ages 5 to 13) at noon today.

Monday was even better with the moon close to Venus, but being on the coast we had sea fog roll in for about two hours on three occasions from morning to early evening, so didn't have many chances to see them in blue sky. The fog was mostly well above ground and quickly formed into very low cumulus clouds, which rose as they moved inland. However, the evening fog cleared away early so we got a spectacular sight with both the moon and bright Venus much closer still in dark sky, plus Saturn and Jupiter a little further along the ecliptic.   
Don't criticize what you can't understand. — Bob Dylan, “The Times They Are A-Changin'” (1963)
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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #213 on: November 15, 2021, 06:44:45 PM »
So at the weekend I went to my eldest grandsons soccer match, as I sponsored their new kit. It was also Remembrance Day in the UK and a two minute silence was held. It was very well respected by all, until, with 30 seconds to go my 2yo Grandson thought the silence was a great time to start singing nursery rhymes at the top of his voice. Trying to shhh him just made it worse, luckily everyone found it quite amusing and he did make everyone smile.

Team photo from the event..

 
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Offline Peter B

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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #214 on: November 18, 2021, 04:33:13 AM »
Can't beat the comeback

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While the kids were eating their chocolate cookie dessert I was telling them about the Spinlaunch company (after I watched the Scott Manley video).

Me: ...but because of the way it works you can't launch people that way.

8YOD: It sounds like fun!

11YOS: But you can't do it, you'd be squashed!

8YOD: You've got chocolate on your face.

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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #215 on: November 18, 2021, 10:13:46 AM »
Yesterday morning, Zane informed me that he was so happy to be getting his COVID shot that he didn't need his traditional Treat For Getting A Shot.  This did not stop him from accepting popsicles, of course.
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Offline Peter B

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Re: Kids say the darnedest things...
« Reply #216 on: November 27, 2021, 07:11:02 PM »
My name is Inigo Montoya...

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We had a family movie night last night, watching "The Princess Bride" (and if you haven't watched it yet, do yourself a favour!).

Me (before the movie): You may hear some strange things. Please don't comment on them at the time. Just watch the movie and go with the flow.

...

Vizzini: ...and Australia is entirely peopled with criminals!

11YOS: No it isn't!

Me: !!