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Postby meow » Fri May 11, 2018 3:07 pm

Founded in Grafton, West Virginia by Anna Jarvis.
I've been to her house.
Do the carpets match the drapes?

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Postby Silentom » Fri May 11, 2018 3:20 pm

Roll tide.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Fri May 11, 2018 4:04 pm

Grafton is ground zero for towns which used to be big but is now completely empty.

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Postby iamjs » Fri May 11, 2018 4:36 pm

I learned at the Mob Museum that Abercrombie and Fitch got their start making outdoors gear and sporting goods and eventually evolved into selling flasks during the Prohibition era.

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Postby Shyster » Mon May 14, 2018 8:46 pm

I learned at the Mob Museum that Abercrombie and Fitch got their start making outdoors gear and sporting goods and eventually evolved into selling flasks during the Prohibition era.
Abercrombie and Fitch back in the day was *the* place to go for high-end firearms and hunting equipment—and in New York City no less. People like Teddy Roosevelt and Ernest Hemingway did their safari shopping there, and it was famous as a US rep for high-end firearms manufacturers like the British companies Purdey and Holland & Holland. IIRC, the name and trademarks were purchased out of bankruptcy in the 80s, so the current clothing company isn't the same company as the original sporting-goods store.

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Postby iamjs » Mon May 14, 2018 9:43 pm

Mostly yes.

The original A&F went bankrupt in 1977. The name and mailing list was sold to Oshman's Sporting Goods in 1978. Oshman's used the A&F name as a mail order service before selling it off to The Limited in 1988.

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Postby count2infinity » Tue May 15, 2018 11:28 am

I looked up at my calendar today and saw "National Sorry Day (AU)" on May 26th. Was curious as to what that was...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Sorry_Day

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Postby shafnutz05 » Tue May 15, 2018 12:06 pm

I looked up at my calendar today and saw "National Sorry Day (AU)" on May 26th. Was curious as to what that was...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Sorry_Day

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Tue May 15, 2018 1:17 pm

...that France still has territory in North America - St. Pierre and Miquelon!

https://www.thedailybeast.com/frances-m ... d-miquelon

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Postby tifosi77 » Tue May 15, 2018 3:30 pm

Did you see that on the most recent episode of Parts Unknown? Bourdain goes there with Fred Morin, Dave McMillan (two of the most awesome people in the food world), and Newfie chef Jeremy Charles. It's full on actual France; the currency is Euros and everything. I had no idea those Froggie fcks were still here.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Tue May 15, 2018 3:46 pm

Yeah, that's where I saw it. Forgot you were a Joe Beef guy...I would've tagged you. :lol:

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Postby tifosi77 » Tue May 15, 2018 3:51 pm

Their cookbook is wonderful. Last summer we went couch shopping at Living Spaces, and they had the book for room staging. While the salesperson was working with Mrs Tif on upholstery and all that, I jumped on Amazon and bought the book.

One of these days I want to go to Montreal for the F1 race, and it would be criminal if we can't work in a meal there.

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Postby Tomas » Thu May 17, 2018 7:45 pm

TIL what the No. 1 best-seller product of Volkswagen is! Part number 199 398 500 A!!

(6.8 mil units sold in 2017!!! :scared: )

https://translate.google.com/translate? ... edit-text=

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Postby blackjack68 » Fri May 18, 2018 12:19 am

TIL that comedian Phil Hartman also designed album cover artwork for America, Steely Dan, Poco and Crosby, Stills and Nash to name a few.

https://news.avclub.com/you-may-know-ph ... 1798287083

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Postby llipgh2 » Wed May 23, 2018 3:23 pm

TIL that comedian Phil Hartman also designed album cover artwork for America, Steely Dan, Poco and Crosby, Stills and Nash to name a few.

https://news.avclub.com/you-may-know-ph ... 1798287083
I did know this. Pretty cool.

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Postby llipgh2 » Wed May 23, 2018 3:37 pm

TIL - 20 'Nilla Wafers cookies are only 140 calories.

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Postby Gaucho » Wed May 23, 2018 3:43 pm

A trillion dollars in $1000 bills would be 63 miles high.

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Postby dodint » Wed May 23, 2018 3:48 pm

TIL - 20 'Nilla Wafers cookies are only 140 calories.
How many in a box? I mean, that's how it usually ends up going for me...

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Postby llipgh2 » Wed May 23, 2018 3:50 pm

TIL - 20 'Nilla Wafers cookies are only 140 calories.
How many in a box? I mean, that's how it usually ends up going for me...
Doh, I misread the box. 20 servings, 8 cookies per serving, 160 cookies in a box.

I knew it was too good to be true.

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Postby dodint » Wed May 23, 2018 3:53 pm

I bought my first box of them in years the other day. The boxes are smaller than they used to be but I still felt bad for killing like 90% of it.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Wed May 23, 2018 4:03 pm

Oh man, I had somehow completely forgotten about Nilla wafers...I used to crush them. Just added them to tonight's shopping list :face:

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Postby mikey » Wed May 23, 2018 5:09 pm

Ugh...same exact thoughts as dodint...as usual...



I'll just start looking at law schools in, uh, the middle of nowhere was it? And I just bought this: https://www.delorean.com/1983-dmc-delorean-c-5622.htm

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Postby dodint » Wed May 23, 2018 6:17 pm

That car has a gorgeous frame.

Wouldn't it be easier for me to just buy some sandals?

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Postby mikey » Wed May 23, 2018 6:29 pm

Oh absolutely...I wear Mick Fannings...you throw those bad boys on and your wife will fall in love with you...(again?)

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Postby Kaiser » Wed May 23, 2018 6:31 pm

Where's your wife, sandal man?

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