Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by rockgor, Aug 19, 2013.
we can sing happy birthday to each of them today
No we can't sing happy birthday to all of them, check Roy Rogers and the later few, what we have including the adittions done along the way of those who DO fit in the list so far is this:
And the birthday was a misleading one I think Since from the first five posted, one did NOT have the same birthday. I have to get some rest now myself so will be curious to find if the suggestions I made are right... Will check back next thing in the morning, bet I'm gonna dream about it LOL
Hi Kids JWU (Just woke up.) My back is acting up. Took me 20 min to get outta bed.
Let me see if I can keep this straight. I know you'll understand if I don't.
Yes, Sunflower, when I started, the crux of the thread was that they all had the same birthday; today:
August 19. At least the sites I looked at said they did.
And later I noticed they all had at least one "O" in their name. And then I added more "O" guys
who had different birthdays. On accounta my feeble brain forgot about the birthday part. So
yes, Soul, Ralph Waldo Emerson fit, and so did Orville, but not Wilbur. Right?
Jam, I don't know about Dems. I did read that Woody was an active Dem; don't know about
Mikie, don't know about Bacon degrees, but I'm sure it's there. It takes so many people to make
a movie there are almost sure to be connections with the extras, grips, musicians, editors,
etc. even if not with the stars.
BTW, I read a few years ago that the original 6 degrees of separation experiment was flawed.
I'm not gonna research it now. But some gal went to work at the university where the professor
had done his experiment a long time ago. He gave people envelopes and asked them to send them
to people in New York. Most, maybe all, were able to do it by relying on personal connections.
The flaw was that he did not use a random sample. All the people had stockbrokers in NY.
I didn't know anything about Kyra, Diane. Looked her up; discovered she was an actress. I
wonder if she pronounces her name like Julie's granddaughter Keira. Maybe the first one is
"Ky" and the second one is "Ker". Which reminds me of Deborah Kerr and John Carr pronunciation
confusion. Many years ago there were in some movie together. I forgot the name. It
should have been titled The Curse of something or other.
Oh, yeah. Other similarities. All men as previously noted. All Americans. All carbon-based
life forms. (Dave Barry uses that one a lot.) All winners: of races, prizes, trophies, awards, etc.
All have biographies on line or in book form or both.
And all have at least one "O". And some have the same birthday. And I'd say there's a good chance
you appreciate at least on the list.
As to the winner, you get ten points for each similarity you pointed out. And ten points for
playing. And you need five points to win. So you are all winners. But then you are all winners
in my book before the game even started.
YAY, congrats all winners And thanks winner Rock for hosting this wonderful game! The birthday thing made it even more fun and puzzling
I used to have a tee shirt which read: Does anal retentive have a hyphen?
The answer is that sometimes, yes, and sometimes, no.
Example: He is very anal retentive.
He is a very anal-retentive person.
I got a lot of laughs when I wore it to the gym.
Hehe, I guess I was the one being to anal retentive (learning new words here) then I thought the birthday thing was a clever way to mislead us into thinking that was the common factor.
Hi Gang, Mikie, I'm sorry you lost your post. Drives me crazy when that happens. Somehow one
can never recapture that spontaneous exuberance and sparkling rhythm that ennobled the first attempt.
I liked the anal retentive t shirt. It was appropriately correct and met my high standards. Did you know
the T shirt got its name because it is shaped like a T? Well, at least I read that decades ago. I find it
hard to believe though. I never thought it looked like a T, and I still don't think so.
Now tell me. Does a sweatshirt look like sweat? Does a polo shirt look like a polo?And what
about a sleeveless shirt? There. I rest my quesadilla.
Soul, great to have you onboard. Good advice regarding the enjoyable. There was a novelty song
when I was a Kid. "Enjoy yourself."
Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think
Enjoy yourself, while you're still in the pink
The years go by, as quickly as a wink
Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself, it's later than you think.
Lots of versions on Youtube.
The theory is that everyone is within six degrees of Kevin Bacon. That was a game which players were rabid about a few years ago. It's amazing how we are all connected through mutual relatives, friends, coworkers, schools, career choices, experiences, etc. Yes, Kyra and Kiera are pronounced the same.
"It's Later Than You Think" was always on the radio when I was a kid. It had such a good message and tune that I loved it.
Thanks for the fun game.
Separate names with a comma.