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Old 5th February 2020, 01:56 AM   #41
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"Let's face it, this place is kind of lame" doesn't tend to go over well with voters (unless you're dogwhistling).
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Old 5th February 2020, 08:20 AM   #42
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Old 5th February 2020, 08:34 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
Texas is as straight as America's armed forces.
Steers and Queers.

To the OP - it's a meaningless, reflexive tic of sorts.
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Old 5th February 2020, 08:47 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by Brainster View Post
Great Britain: 93,628 sq. mi.
Arizona: 113,988 sq. mi.
Not sure if there is a point here but I will play along anyway.

British Columbia: 364,764 sq mi.

Who's turn next?
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Old 5th February 2020, 08:49 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Not sure if there is a point here but I will play along anyway.

British Columbia: 364,764 sq mi.

Who's turn next?

Me!

The Vatican: 0.170313 sq mi.
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Old 5th February 2020, 09:11 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by Cabbage View Post
Me!

The Vatican: 0.170313 sq mi.
Oooh! Good choice. Anyone else want to try?
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Old 5th February 2020, 09:19 AM   #47
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Oooh! Good choice. Anyone else want to try?
My bed: 36 square feet. Checkmate, geographers!
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Old 5th February 2020, 09:21 AM   #48
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Originally Posted by Lurch View Post
Everywhere one turns in US media, when some personage is introduced they're almost invariably from "the Great state of Kentucky", or "the Great state of Vermont", etc. Or when pols are yakking about folk somewhere; it's always the "Great" state they live in.

If they're *all* Great, then none are. Why this odd affectation? What other self-confident nation does this? Up here, we don't have peeps being hailed in this smarmy fashion as from "the Great province of Saskatchewan." If they are, it's seldom enough to maybe mean something.
Not here.
We are a commonwealth.
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Old 5th February 2020, 02:09 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by alfaniner View Post
It's also something he heard often from an entertainment colleague, who is "A great... entertainer... A great... humanitarian... and my deepest, closest friend for (umpty-ump) years!"
"In other news, someone famous has died.
Friends and colleagues from the world of entertainment are queuing up to pay tribute to this person for whom they didn't have a good word while they were alive."

Probably misremembered Spitting Image sketch.
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Old 5th February 2020, 02:18 PM   #50
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Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
"The audaciously fey and supremely fabulous state of Texas"
It is about time we are recognized as such. Thank you.
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Old 5th February 2020, 02:20 PM   #51
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Just be glad Trump hasn’t started trash-talking States he doesn’t like. The **** Hole State of California, perhaps?
So, did you notice the change in the tax code that capped deductions for property taxes? That was Trump's way of trash talking California and New York. And rich Texans just have to suck it up, apparently.
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Old 5th February 2020, 03:06 PM   #52
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Originally Posted by P.J. Denyer View Post
"In other news, someone famous has died.
Friends and colleagues from the world of entertainment are queuing up to pay tribute to this person for whom they didn't have a good word while they were alive."

Probably misremembered Spitting Image sketch.
My own reference was the Bob Fosse character in All That Jazz, pre-repeating a famous MC's intros when he'd see them on TV.
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Old 5th February 2020, 08:19 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Do you think some states are “greater” than others?
Do you think "God" saved the queen?
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Old 5th February 2020, 08:37 PM   #54
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Originally Posted by Baylor View Post
Do you think "God" saved the queen?
No. Your turn.
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Old 5th February 2020, 09:25 PM   #55
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Originally Posted by Steve View Post
No. Your turn.
I don't think God saved the queen. Must be some weird delusion people living in the commonwealth share.
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Old 5th February 2020, 09:48 PM   #56
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Originally Posted by Baylor View Post
I don't think God saved the queen. Must be some weird delusion people living in the commonwealth share.
Clever.
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Old 5th February 2020, 11:35 PM   #57
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Originally Posted by P.J. Denyer View Post
"In other news, someone famous has died.
Friends and colleagues from the world of entertainment are queuing up to pay tribute to this person for whom they didn't have a good word while they were alive."

Probably misremembered Spitting Image sketch.
Reminds me of all the Trumpers like Graham and Cruz who couldn't say a good word about him before he was elected.
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