Historic/Fake/Improbable Scooter Tag anyone?
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Avio Gray GTV
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Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:35 am quote
This 19th century American showman, businessman, newspaperman, politician, author, entertainer, and all-around hoaxer has been called the first show business millionaire, and is tagged here because he figures into the background of a pretty interesting non-fiction book I'm currently reading: The Sun and the Moon: The Remarkable True Account of Hoaxers, Showmen, Dueling Journalists and Lunar Man-Bats in Nineteenth-Century New York.

After reading about the elaborate pranks his family would play, especially one pulled on him by his grandfather, it's no wonder he grew up to "fool some of the people all the time"...a quote that is often attributed to him.

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Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:54 am quote
That would be PT Barnum and General Tom Thumb and Barnum's last find Bret "Little Dick" Urick.

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Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:22 am quote
You know ya gotta love GIS

ok you called me this the other day when I misspelled porch.


(and yeah you'll need both words)

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Avio Gray GTV
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Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:17 pm quote
And here I was thinking that this was a reverse marsupial.

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Avio Gray GTV
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Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:52 pm quote
This moody author figured into the narrative of the previously mentioned the Sun and the Moon book, claiming that the "Moon Hoax" (as it was then known...though it was actually a satire) had been plagiarized from one of his short stories about a man who journeys to the moon via hot air balloon. (Ironically, this author stole all of his story's scientific bits from other sources, word for word.)

Here's the unsettling part...

I just read that one Mr. Say Anything himself is set to play him in a 2011 film, named after what is easily the author's most haunting and well-known poems. The fictional film will trace this writer's final days as he works with a young detective trying to capture a serial killer who has been drawing inspiration from the author's macabre work. Some are calling it (Guy Ritchie's) Sherlock Holmes meets Se7en.

Now if that doesn't sound cheesy as hell...

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Quoth the Cusack, "Nevermore."

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Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:45 am quote
That would be John Cusack as Edgar Allen Poe in the upcoming movie "The Raven"

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Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:52 am quote
Did you know,



A 2008 study found that Baby Boomers who grew up watching black & white TV and movies dream in black & white 25% of the time, even now. Additionally, participants who grew up after the popularization of color televisions in the 1960s dream in black & white only 5% - 7% of the time.


Well you should as it's one of your Random Facts.


Well this 1998 American fantasy/comedy-drama film relates.

It stared Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon and Don Knotts.

(note you'll need to add the year)

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Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:22 pm quote
so do you need another hint?


Or are you lost in the lAnd of Random Facts
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Avio Gray GTV
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Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:35 am quote
messycoloring wrote:
so do you need another hint?


Or are you lost in the lAnd of Random Facts
More like lost in the Land of a Quickbooks, Board Meetings, a "Slow down? What does this word 'slow' mean?" 20-Month-Old, Coaching Special Olympics softball, and about 20 other photoshop, web site, and misc. favors and projects that I've promised and/or committed to. And sadly, I don't make a dime on any of the above.

I knew my sizable espresso and coffee addiction would pay off eventually...y'know, with something other than heart arrhythmia.

I'll tag it. I swear!
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Avio Gray GTV
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Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:53 am quote
That would be one of the few movies starring Mr. Cardboard himself Tobey Maguire that I don't mind watching, Pleasantville.

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Wrong alternative reality, MessyTron.

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Avio Gray GTV
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Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:34 am quote
Yesterday's Facebook Random Fact was slightly erroneous...

I incorrectly stated that this show - starring (from what I can tell, having never seen a full episode) a notoriously assholey Ginger and his sunglasses, as well as a cast of other characters that aren't Caruso or his sunglassess - was the most watched television program in the world according to a recent survey. In actuality, this show was the #1 show in the world in 2006. This year's most popular show happens to be the original CBS series that started the whole franchise.

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I guess you could say that the real crime...[Ginger puts on his sunglasses]...was in Bret's fact-checking. [YYYYYEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!]

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Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:50 am quote
That would be CSI: Miami it is a spin-off of the veteran series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and stars David Caruso as Lieutenant Horatio Caine.

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Who you callin' a Ginger, BITCH

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Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:06 am quote
So for the last few years my office has dressed up for Halloween.

Well this year we doing a group project, and after much debate we are going as a deck of cards.

I was going as the Ace of Spades, but then decided that I would go as the title of this 1966 French film set in a small town in France near the end of World War I staring a very young Alan Bates.

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Duke: Long live the king on my word as a Duke.

Plumpick: Duke? Who made you a Duke?

Duke: Who made you a King?

Plumpick: Brother, yesterday you were in a nuthouse!

Duke: Jealous? And where were you yesterday?

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Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:13 am quote
so do we need another hint???
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Avio Gray GTV
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Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:16 am quote
Sorry about that! These past couple of months have kicked my butt!

King of Hearts.

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Flash with the shield.

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Avio Gray GTV
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Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:34 am quote
Taken from today's Facebook "Random Fact," this tag depicts a certain creepy-crawly organism that might be found feasting on the dead skin cells around the eyelash follicles of 98% of all humans.

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Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:23 pm quote
breturi7 wrote:
Taken from today's Facebook "Random Fact," this tag depicts a certain creepy-crawly organism that might be found feasting on the dead skin cells around the eyelash follicles of 98% of all humans.
you my friend are a very, very sick young man.


(and don't ever change, that's why we love ya)
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2005 GT 200L Grigio_Smoky a.k.a. "Il Grande Lebowski"
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Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:09 am quote
Ewww! The image is of "Eyelash mite tails protruding from a hair follicle." Think I would have been more comfortable with the mites themselves.

Please excuse the poor "photoshop" job. I recently "upgraded" my PC and now have a 64-bit system. I need to get my old graphics editing software set up in XP emulation mode and haven't gotten there yet.

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2005 GT 200L Grigio_Smoky a.k.a. "Il Grande Lebowski"
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Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:11 am quote
Not sure whether these guys are close or distant relatives of the critters in the last post.

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Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:21 pm quote
Dust mites, more specifically American house dustmites. Due to their nice tan I would classify them as Californian. Venice Beach?
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2005 GT 200L Grigio_Smoky a.k.a. "Il Grande Lebowski"
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Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:58 pm quote
Lovely! Thanks for redeeming this ancient thread!

And it only took what, almost 3 years?

Now go snag the original image (if it's still available after all this time) and then post your entry. The rules of the game are waaaaay back on the first screen.
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Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:12 pm quote
http://www.ehso.com/ehshome/dustmites.php

Like the Dust Mite Scooter Club?

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Vespa LX 150 "Zaporog"
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Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:49 pm quote
Tag: Chicago, 1980
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Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:47 am quote
Joliet,, Elwood and Al Bundy?

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Vespa LX 150 "Zaporog"
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Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:47 pm quote
I don't see a Vespa in the picture you posted.
Rules:
ritchj wrote:
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Similar guidelines/rules as reality scooter tag, but your image source is Google Image Search. Change the file name...

Must be your model scooter, doesn't have to be your scooter (erasing the background can be challenging for some - so the factory ones are OK. Perhaps one of our experts can post clean, bike only images?)

This could be our version of that stupid game show involving actors, a script, and a bunch of snotty little kid fifth grade actors..... Are You Smarter than....
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Not looking for classic artwork, or images that look exactly real, this is more for fun and boredom relief, rather than photohack training.
You have the original picture. All you need is to put your scoot into the picture. Don't have to be great. And then you get a acceptable pix with your scoot and we try to match.
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Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:31 am quote
I have tried to do so, but these road hogs ran over me. Nonetheless valid?

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