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   GO3 posted on Pet Peeves  My tech related peeve: The bouncing web page. It seems no matter how long I wait for the page to load, or even if it indicates it has completed loading, many web pages still bounce up, down, whatever when I move to read something or click on a link. I feel like a bobble-head doll trying to focus on something and when I click on a link it invariably ends up being the one just below or above taking me to a page I don't want. I know, it's trivial given all the troubles in the world, but it's really irritating.
May 11 at 03:29 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  And here's a favorite of mine (screen shot below ). Quotes:

Marine: Let's just keep it quiet, ma'am. You speak English?
Nun: Yes.
Marine: Are there any Japanese around?
Nun: You're... You're an American.

Name the actors and the movie which only had these two characters for the majority of the film.

   May 9 at 23:30 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Deborah Kerr and Robert Mitchum in "Heaven knows Mr. Allison.
May 10 at 04:40 EST .

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   GO3  Yes; well done.
May 10 at 04:56 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  May 9 in military history:

1846 - Mexican-American War: Battle of Resaca de la Palma. Resaca de la Palma, in present day Brownsville, TX, was one of the early engagements of the Mexican-American War. US General Zachary Taylor engaged the retreating forces of the Mexican Army of the North under General Mariano Arista. United States troops were victorious and forced the Mexicans out of Texas. The Mexican Army left behind a number of artillery pieces, Arista's writing desk and silver service, the colors of Mexico's lauded Tampico Battalion, and other baggage. Among the several captured Mexican artillery pieces were two 8-pounder bronze guns, two 6-pounder bronze guns, and four 4-pounder bronze guns. Painting: Captain Charles May's 2d Dragoons (later re-designated the 2d Cavalry ) charge Mexican artillery and capture General Romulo Diaz de la Vega.

1862 - Confederates abandon positions near Ft Pickens, Pensacola
1911 - Mexican revolutionaries invest Ciudad Juarez (to May 11 )
1912 - First airplane takes off from a ship: Lt. Charles R. Sampson, RN, flies a Short Pusher off HMS Hibernia in Weymouth Bay, England
1936 - Italian troops occupy Addis Abeba, securing Ethiopia
1942 - USS Wasp (CV-7 ) launches 47 RAF Spitfires to reinforce Malta
1945 - Czechoslovakia liberated from Nazi occupation
1955 - German Federal Republic joins NATO

   May 8 at 23:15 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  May 7 in military history:

878 - Battle of Ethandune: Alfred the Great defeats the Danes
1429 - Joan of Arc breaks the English siege of Orleans
1763 - Pontiac's Rebellion: Pontiac attacks the British in Ft. Detroit
1779 - US Sloop-of-War Providence captures HM Brig Diligent
1862 - Battle of West Point/Eltham's Landing/Barnhamsville, VA
1898 - Skirmish at Havana: US ships & Spanish batteries exchange fire
1915 - German sub U-20 torpedoes the liner 'Lusitania', 1198 die
1920 - Russo-Polish War: The Poles capture Kiev
1939 - Hitler and Mussolini proclaim the Rome-Berlin Axis
1940 - Winston S. Churchill becomes Prime Minister of the UK
1942 - Battle of the Coral Sea, Day 1: US sinks Japanese carrier Shoho, USN loses an oiler and destroyer
1943 - British troops capture Tunis, the US 1st Armored Div captures Ferryville and the 9th Infantry Div takes Bizerte
1944 - Heavy Allied air raids on Japanese shipping lanes to Rangoon and Bangkok
1945 - Germany signs a preliminary surrender agreement
1945 - The SS opens fire on crowd in Amsterdam, killing 22
1945 - The Dutch "Princess Irene Bde" liberates The Hague

1954 - Dien Bien Phu: Vietminh overrun the French after a 55-day siege. Hell in a very small place came to an end when the Vietminh overran French Forces despite courageous fighting on the part of French paratroopers and Foreign Legionnaires. The initial French intent was to initiate a set piece battle to draw out the Vietnamese and destroy them with superior firepower. However, the Viet Minh under General Võ Nguyên Giáp, surrounded and besieged the French with vast amounts of heavy artillery, including antiaircraft guns. The placement of Vietminh artillery in tunnels overlooking the French encampment made it nearly impervious to French counter-battery fire. Photo: French infantry supported by an M-24 Chaffee light tank counter-attack to retake a battle position at Dien Bien Phu.

1957 - USAF F-104 Starfighter reaches 90,000 feet
1985 - Ticker tape parade on Broadway to honor Vietnam Veterans

   May 6 at 23:42 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Which of these actors has played the part of a Navy Seal?

a. Charlie Sheen
b. Bill Paxton
c. Tom Selleck
d. All of the above
   May 4 at 10:30 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Sheen
May 5 at 03:29 EST .

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   GO3  Sorry, Iacta, incorrect.
May 5 at 04:57 EST .

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   StormCnter  My uninformed guess is d.
May 5 at 05:54 EST .

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   GO3  It's pretty informed to me because you are correct. Paxton and Sheen were on the same team in the appropriately named movie Navy Seals. Selleck, as Thomas Magnum, was a former Navy Seal who, in several flashback episodes, was in action in Vietnam as a Seal.
May 5 at 06:13 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Speaking of cult classics, the subject of an earlier quiz, The Hidden (1987 ), was the first feature film of the actress pictured below. She is a California native and speaks French, Italian and German. Her role as a stripper inhabited by an alien parasite set the stage for her breakout gig in the most popular sci-fi series of the mid to late 90s. She also writes music and is a singer, and has released four albums. She has written a series of children's books called "The Misadventures of Miss Emma Bradford." Who is she?
   May 1 at 23:25 EST .

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   StormCnter  And she is (or was ) the "voice of Jaguar" on radio and television. Good one, GO3.
May 2 at 09:06 EST .

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   GO3  Yup, forgot about the voice of Jaguar.
May 2 at 10:20 EST .

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   GO3  This hint should do it: Babylon 5.
May 3 at 00:35 EST .

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   GO3  Time's up. She's Claudia Christian.
May 3 at 09:49 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  April 30 in military history:

0 - Armed Forces Day in the Republic of Georgia
1349 - Massacre of the Jews of Radolszell, Germany
1789 - George Washington is inaugurated as the First President of the United States, at Federal Hall, NY
1860 - Navaho Indians attack Fort Defiance

1863 - Battle of Cameron: Heroic French Foreign Legion defense against an overwhelming Mexican force. The battle between the French Foreign Legion and the Mexican army, is regarded as a defining moment in the Foreign Legion's history. A small infantry patrol, led by Captain Jean Danjou and Lieutenants Clément Maudet and Jean Vilain, numbering just 65 men was attacked and besieged by a force that may have eventually reached 3,000 Mexican infantry and cavalry, and was forced to make a defensive stand at the nearby Hacienda Camarón, Veracruz, Mexico. The conduct of the Legion, who refused to surrender, led to a certain mystique — and the battle of Camarón became synonymous with bravery and a fight-to-the-death attitude. Painting: Legionnaires at the Battle of Camaron.

1942 - British troops evacuate Mandalay in Burma
1942 - Luzon: Japanese bombardment of Corregidor and harbor forts continues.
1943 - Chinese halt Japanese in Hupeh, ending threat to Chungking.
1944 - U.S. carrier aircraft begin two day raid on Truk to finish off Japanese aircraft after the first massive raid in February.
1945 - Okinawa: Kamikaze attacks continue on the U.S. fleet.
1945 - The Red Banner is raised over the Reichstag Building in Berlin
1980 - Terrorists seize the Iranian Embassy in London

   April 30 at 00:46 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Everyone probably best knows Kyle MacLachlan as FBI Agent Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks. Actually, Kyle played an FBI agent about three years earlier helping an LA cop track down several hyper-violent criminals. What was the name of this 1987 movie, and what was the FBI agent's amazing secret? Screen shot: FBI Agent Lloyd Gallagher (MacLachlan ) and LA Detective Tom Beck (Michael Nouri )
   April 25 at 02:50 EST .

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   StormCnter  I've always enjoyed Michael Nouri's work, way back to the Bay City Blues days on television.
April 25 at 07:54 EST .

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   GO3  Hint: Look in Agent Gallagher's left hand. That is his service "pistol."
April 25 at 22:56 EST .

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   StormCnter  I haven't a clue, GO3. I'm sure someone else has the answer.
April 26 at 05:30 EST .

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   GO3  The movie is a sci-fi thriller called The Hidden. The plot line would be considered stale today, but in the 80s it was pretty unique. MacLachlan is the host for a "good" alien chasing down a criminal alien who moves from one human host to another committing heinous crimes. I agree that Nouri is a good actor. He does a great job in this movie playing a tough, but befuddled LAPD detective working with an FBI agent who is not what he seems.
April 26 at 08:56 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  April 25 in military history:

0 - ANZAC Day - Commemorating the Gallipoli Landings
1607 - Battle of Gibraltar Bay: the Dutch fleet defeats the Spanish & Portuguese
1862 - Farragut occupies New Orleans, La
1898 - US declares war on Spain
1914 - First USN air combat mission: Lt. Patrick Bellinger conducts a reconnaissance mission over Veracruz, receiving some damage from machine gun fire.
1915 - Gallipoli Campaign: 78,000 British & ANZAC troops undertake an amphibious landing
1942 - Doolittle Mission: CVs Hornet & Enterprise return to Pearl Harbor
1945 - Last Boeing B-17 attack against Nazi Germany
1945 - The Red Army completely surrounds Berlin

1945 - US & Soviet forces meet at Torgau on the Elbe River. The first contact between American and Soviet patrols occurred near Strehla, after First Lieutenant Albert Kotzebue, an American soldier, crossed the River Elbe in a boat with three men of an intelligence and reconnaissance platoon. On the east bank they met forward elements of a Soviet Guards rifle regiment of the First Ukrainian Front, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Gardiev. The same day, another patrol under Second Lieutenant William Robertson with Frank Huff, James McDonnell and Paul Staub met a Soviet patrol commanded by Lieutenant Alexander Silvashko on the destroyed Elbe bridge of Torgau. On April 26, the commanders of the 69th Infantry Division of the First Army and the Soviet 58th Guards Rifle Division of the 5th Guards Army met at Torgau. Photo: Russian and US First Army soldiers, carrying their respective flags, advance together following their historic link-up at the Elbe River, east of Torgau, Germany.

1951 - Korean War: After an heroic four day defense of Hill 235, 39 survivors of the Gloucestershire Regiment reach safety
1982 - Israel completes Sinai withdrawal, in accordance with Camp David accords

   April 24 at 23:16 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  April 23 in military history:

0 - Feast of St. George, Patron of England and of mounted warriors.
1154 - Damascus surrenders to Sultan Nur ad-Din of Aleppo.
1861 - Robert E Lee named major general and commander of Virginia state forces
1861 - Arkansas troops seize Ft Smith
1861 - Texas forces capture U.S. Army post at San Antonio
1918 - The Royal Navy & Royal Marines raid Zeebrugge, Belgium, which yields eight Victoria Crosses, but no real success
1945 - Allies in Italy reach the Po River

1945 - Balikpapan, Borneo: USN uses guided missiles for the first time, 2 BATS, 2 hits on Japanese shipping. A U.S. Navy PBY4Y-2 Privateer patrol bomber of VPB-109 employed “Bat” missiles against Japanese shipping off Balikpapan, Borneo in the effective first combat use of the only automatic homing missile to be used in World War II. The BAT was developed by the US Navy as a standoff anti-shipping weapon, with a secondary role of attacking coastal targets with good radar contrast, such as moored shipping, fuel storage tanks or warehouses. Photo: A VPB-109 PB4Y-2 Privateer (USN patrol version of a B-24 Liberator ) in flight with a Mark 9 BAT under each wing.

1980 - Soviet sub catches fire off Japan, 9 die

   April 22 at 23:29 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Movie quotes from an 80s comedy classic:

Diane: Actually, I'd like to join you, but I have class tonight.
Thornton Melon: Oh. How 'bout tomorrow night?
Diane: I have class then, too.
Thornton Melon: I'll tell you what, then. Why don't you call me some time when you have no class?

Who played Diane and Thornton and what was the movie?
   April 21 at 07:14 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Back to School....Sally Kellerman and Rodney D.
April 21 at 13:35 EST .

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   GO3  Correct!
April 21 at 21:55 EST .

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