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Old 08-01-2012, 09:27 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Happy Thursday, CDers!

Fire up your time machines for today's QotD and tell us:



Today's Question:
If you could visit for up to a month in any *one* decade of the 1900s (whether you've lived in it or not):
Which one would you choose and why?

What are some of the things you would do?

Anyone you would you want to see or avoid seeing?




Bonus Question:
Inspired by Alaskan Mutt's answer to part of Friday's QotD:
//www.city-data.com/forum/25361178-post20.html
Where is the strangest place you've ever gotten a haircut?




Foodie Question:
Since it's that State Fair time of year with many experimental fried foods:
What unusual fried foods have you tried or heard of?

Any you'd like to try, but haven't had the chance?




Just for fun:
Check out this site at the Smithsonian Channel:
It's for a show called Aerial America along with a similar British show called Sky View.
http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/site/sn/show.do?series=701
Has your favorite state been featured yet?

Is it just me or is this cool?



Today in History:
1610 Henry Hudson entered the bay in northern Canada that was later named for him
1865 Trans Atlantic Cable laid by the British ship SS Great Eastern snapped and was lost. The ship successfully laid a new cable the following year.
1865 Author Lewis Carroll published "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
1875 World's 1st roller skating rink opened in London
1909 Army Air Corps formed as Army took 1st delivery from the Wright Brothers six years after first flight
1945 Potsdam Conference ended in Germany with Stalin, Truman and Churchill
1961 Beatles 1st gig as house band at Liverpool's Cavern Club
2009 Two previously unknown works by Mozart - a concerto movement and a prelude, performed in Salzburg, Austria
2010 The Census of Marine Life 10-year study reported that 230,000 species of animals live in the world's oceans
2010 The US government estimated that the Deepwater Horizon rig had dumped nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico


Today’s Word:
sub·lime [suh-blahym] adjective
supreme or outstanding: ex. a sublime ocean view, (Without oil, we hope. )


Today Is:
Ice Cream Sandwich Day
---Only one holiday? You know what that means.

Chart Toppers for the 2nd of August:
1945 Sentimental Journey - The Les Brown Orchestra and Doris Day
1953 Rub-A-Dub-Dub - Hank Thompson
1961 Heartbreak U.S.A. - Kitty Wells
1969 Crystal Blue Persuasion - Tommy James & The Shondells
1977 It was Almost like a Song - Ronnie Milsap
1985 Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young


A Picture for Today:
Today's picture is contributed by PawleysDude. In his words this was taken in Key West "of a street
performer during the daily sunset celebration on Mallory Square. It's a longstanding tradition in KW,
where visitors and locals gather each evening on a pier to be entertained, have a drink, and celebrate
the end of another day (and usually the start of another nite of partying) in paradise. Life is good in KW..."


Thanks for sharing, PawleysDude.

Have a good day, everyone.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:34 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Wheeeeeeeee!

Today's Question:
If you could visit for up to a month in any *one* decade of the 1900s (whether you've lived in it or not):
Which one would you choose and why? I dunno ... The 1970's was a good decade for me although I only lived through 7 years but I had a good childhood and shielded from a lot of things. The 1980's had lot of trials I had to endure ... The 1990's was a decade I'm grateful that is long behind me as too many tragedies occurred. The 2000's far surpassed them all

What are some of the things you would do? Just enjoy my mother and the closeness I had with my nephews and niece (we practically grew up together - Yeah .. I was an auntie at age 3)

Anyone you would you want to see or avoid seeing? My mom ... I miss her so ...




Bonus Question:
Inspired by Alaskan Mutt's answer to part of Friday's QotD:
//www.city-data.com/forum/25361178-post20.html
Where is the strangest place you've ever gotten a haircut? Hmmm ... I usually just get my haircuts in a salon ... Maybe the time my sister cut it at home when I was around 11 years old (she had her cosmetology license at the time)


Foodie Question:
Since it's that State Fair time of year with many experimental fried foods:
What unusual fried foods have you tried or heard of? Chocolate covered bacon, fried Snickers - both of which I've tried. Also heard of fried Twinkles ... fried Koolaid (I heard about this from someone ... Still trying to figure this one out )

Any you'd like to try, but haven't had the chance? The fried Koolaid LOL!




Just for fun:
Check out this site at the Smithsonian Channel:
It's for a show called Aerial America along with a similar British show called Sky View.
http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/site/sn/show.do?series=701
Has your favorite state been featured yet?

Is it just me or is this cool?

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Old 08-01-2012, 09:34 PM
 
Location: SC Foothills
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Today's Question:
If you could visit for up to a month in any *one* decade of the 1900s (whether you've lived in it or not):
Which one would you choose and why?
Oh I don't know, maybe the roaring 20's, I loved the clothes

What are some of the things you would do?
I have no idea but I would like to be someone else and not myself, preferably rich And maybe learn the "Charleston"

Anyone you would you want to see or avoid seeing?
Well if I were someone else I wouldn't have to worry about that too much




Bonus Question:
Inspired by Alaskan Mutt's answer to part of Friday's QotD:
//www.city-data.com/forum/25361178-post20.html
Where is the strangest place you've ever gotten a haircut?
No strange places, just the usual hair salons




Foodie Question:
Since it's that State Fair time of year with many experimental fried foods:
What unusual fried foods have you tried or heard of?
I'm not real adventurous when it comes to food so nothing out of the ordinary

Any you'd like to try, but haven't had the chance?
nope




Just for fun:
Check out this site at the Smithsonian Channel:
It's for a show called Aerial America along with a similar British show called Sky View.
http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/site/sn/show.do?series=701
Has your favorite state been featured yet?
Hey that's weird, I clicked on my state and they happened to be talking about Charleston, where the "Charleston" originated from!

Is it just me or is this cool?
Yes, very cool!


Today Is:
Ice Cream Sandwich Day..........love 'em
---Only one holiday? You know what that means.

Chart Toppers for the 2nd of August:
1945 Sentimental Journey - The Les Brown Orchestra and Doris Day
1953 Rub-A-Dub-Dub - Hank Thompson
1961 Heartbreak U.S.A. - Kitty Wells
1969 Crystal Blue Persuasion - Tommy James & The Shondells
1977 It was Almost like a Song - Ronnie Milsap
1985 Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young


A Picture for Today:
Today's picture is contributed by PawleysDude. In his words this was taken in Key West "of a street
performer during the daily sunset celebration on Mallory Square. It's a longstanding tradition in KW,
where visitors and locals gather each evening on a pier to be entertained, have a drink, and celebrate
the end of another day (and usually the start of another nite of partying) in paradise. Life is good in KW..."


Thanks for sharing, PawleysDude.

Have a good day, everyone.

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Old 08-01-2012, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Today's Question:
If you could visit for up to a month in any *one* decade of the 1900s (whether you've lived in it or not):
Which one would you choose and why?

Nov 22,1963 in Dallas Texas at Dealey Plaza

What are some of the things you would do?
Anyone you would you want to see or avoid seeing?
I would want to be located at the best advantage point before the motorcade made that final turn and warn the President and security that there were gunmen in the area. Can you image the change in our history?

Bonus Question:
Inspired by Alaskan Mutt's answer to part of Friday's QotD:
//www.city-data.com/forum/25361178-post20.html
Where is the strangest place you've ever gotten a haircut?

Fort Leonard Wood MO Basic Training getting a haircut




Foodie Question:
Since it's that State Fair time of year with many experimental fried foods:
What unusual fried foods have you tried or heard of?
none

Any you'd like to try, but haven't had the chance? none




Just for fun:
Check out this site at the Smithsonian Channel:
It's for a show called Aerial America along with a similar British show called Sky View.
Aerial America - Smithsonian Channel
Has your favorite state been featured yet?
Don't know yet

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Old 08-01-2012, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Australia
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Today's Question:
If you could visit for up to a month in any *one* decade of the 1900s (whether you've lived in it or not):
Which one would you choose and why?
Like Ilene Wright, I might choose the 1920's, for the clothes and the dancing and the overall joie de vivre of that era before the Great Depression. My grandmother was in her early twenties and single at that time, and her family was very wealthy - she had many stories of what she used to get up to!
What are some of the things you would do?
I'd hang out with Granny!
Anyone you would you want to see or avoid seeing?
Not that I can think of, other than seeing Granny of course.



Bonus Question:
Inspired by Alaskan Mutt's answer to part of Friday's QotD:
//www.city-data.com/forum/25361178-post20.html
Where is the strangest place you've ever gotten a haircut?
No strange places... on a cruise ship while emigrating to Australia is probably the most unusual place I can think of.



Foodie Question:
Since it's that State Fair time of year with many experimental fried foods:
What unusual fried foods have you tried or heard of?
I've heard of all manner of icky-sounding fried things at US State Fairs - including what Chatteress mentioned above. None that I've ever tried.
Any you'd like to try, but haven't had the chance? No thanks!




Just for fun:
Check out this site at the Smithsonian Channel:
It's for a show called Aerial America along with a similar British show called Sky View.
http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/site/sn/show.do?series=701
Has your favorite state been featured yet?
I'll investigate this later when I have more time.
Is it just me or is this cool?
It looks to be VERY cool!

Thanks bjh.

Have a great Thursday.

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Old 08-01-2012, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Funky Town
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Happy Thursday, CDers!




Today's Question:
If you could visit for up to a month in any *one* decade of the 1900s (whether you've lived in it or not):
Which one would you choose and why?
!910 - 1920

What are some of the things you would do?
I'd like to hang out and see what it was like where my parent's were born.

Anyone you would you want to see or avoid seeing?
Both of my parent's and their families.




Bonus Question:
Inspired by Alaskan Mutt's answer to part of Friday's QotD:
//www.city-data.com/forum/25361178-post20.html
Where is the strangest place you've ever gotten a haircut?
Besides peoples houses, and at a motel in Port A, Tx. not much of strange places.




Foodie Question:
Since it's that State Fair time of year with many experimental fried foods:
What unusual fried foods have you tried or heard of?


Any you'd like to try, but haven't had the chance?
Ice cream, twinkies, oreos!




Just for fun:
Check out this site at the Smithsonian Channel:
It's for a show called Aerial America along with a similar British show called Sky View.
http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/site/sn/show.do?series=701
Has your favorite state been featured yet?

Is it just me or is this cool?
To me? It's just you!



Today’s Word:
sub·lime [suh-blahym] adjective
supreme or outstanding: ex. a sublime ocean view, (Without oil, we hope. )


Today Is:
Ice Cream Sandwich Day
---Only one holiday? You know what that means.


Chart Toppers for the 2nd of August:
1945 Sentimental Journey - The Les Brown Orchestra and Doris Day
1953 Rub-A-Dub-Dub - Hank Thompson
1961 Heartbreak U.S.A. - Kitty Wells
1969 Crystal Blue Persuasion - Tommy James & The Shondells
1977 It was Almost like a Song - Ronnie Milsap
1985 Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young


A Picture for Today:
Today's picture is contributed by PawleysDude. In his words this was taken in Key West "of a street
performer during the daily sunset celebration on Mallory Square. It's a longstanding tradition in KW,
where visitors and locals gather each evening on a pier to be entertained, have a drink, and celebrate
the end of another day (and usually the start of another nite of partying) in paradise. Life is good in KW..."


Thanks for sharing, PawleysDude.
Cool pick!

Have a good day, everyone.

You too, BJH & thanks for the QOTD!

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Old 08-01-2012, 10:34 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Today's Question:
If you could visit for up to a month in any *one* decade of the 1900s (whether you've lived in it or not):
Which one would you choose and why?
70's ...maybe 60's or 50's ...Real hard to say..
What are some of the things you would do?
Name it.
Anyone you would you want to see or avoid seeing?
Maybe ...probably both ways..



Bonus Question:
Inspired by Alaskan Mutt's answer to part of Friday's QotD:
//www.city-data.com/forum/25361178-post20.html
Where is the strangest place you've ever gotten a haircut?




Foodie Question:
Since it's that State Fair time of year with many experimental fried foods:
What unusual fried foods have you tried or heard of?
Fried Chicken and flied lice....
Any you'd like to try, but haven't had the chance?
We had the Chance!



Just for fun:
Check out this site at the Smithsonian Channel:
It's for a show called Aerial America along with a similar British show called Sky View.
http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/site/sn/show.do?series=701
Has your favorite state been featured yet?

Is it just me or is this cool?
Cool


Today in History:
1610 Henry Hudson entered the bay in northern Canada that was later named for him
1865 Trans Atlantic Cable laid by the British ship SS Great Eastern snapped and was lost. The ship successfully laid a new cable the following year.
1865 Author Lewis Carroll published "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
1875 World's 1st roller skating rink opened in London
1909 Army Air Corps formed as Army took 1st delivery from the Wright Brothers six years after first flight
1945 Potsdam Conference ended in Germany with Stalin, Truman and Churchill
1961 Beatles 1st gig as house band at Liverpool's Cavern Club
2009 Two previously unknown works by Mozart - a concerto movement and a prelude, performed in Salzburg, Austria
2010 The Census of Marine Life 10-year study reported that 230,000 species of animals live in the world's oceans
2010 The US government estimated that the Deepwater Horizon rig had dumped nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico


Today’s Word:
sub·lime [suh-blahym] adjective
supreme or outstanding: ex. a sublime ocean view, (Without oil, we hope. )


Today Is:
Ice Cream Sandwich Day
---Only one holiday? You know what that means.

Chart Toppers for the 2nd of August:
1945 Sentimental Journey - The Les Brown Orchestra and Doris Day
1953 Rub-A-Dub-Dub - Hank Thompson
1961 Heartbreak U.S.A. - Kitty Wells
1969 Crystal Blue Persuasion - Tommy James & The Shondells
1977 It was Almost like a Song - Ronnie Milsap
1985 Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young


A Picture for Today:
Today's picture is contributed by PawleysDude. In his words this was taken in Key West "of a street
performer during the daily sunset celebration on Mallory Square. It's a longstanding tradition in KW,
where visitors and locals gather each evening on a pier to be entertained, have a drink, and celebrate
the end of another day (and usually the start of another nite of partying) in paradise. Life is good in KW..."


Thanks for sharing, PawleysDude.

Have a good day, everyone.
Thanks BJH!
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Today's Question:
If you could visit for up to a month in any *one* decade of the 1900s (whether you've lived in it or not):
Which one would you choose and why? 50's, that's where the fun began.

What are some of the things you would do? Rock around the Clock with Bill Haley & the Comets.

Anyone you would you want to see or avoid seeing? See Mary Jane, avoid Mary Jane's father.



Bonus Question:
Inspired by Alaskan Mutt's answer to part of Friday's QotD:
//www.city-data.com/forum/25361178-post20.html
Where is the strangest place you've ever gotten a haircut? In the Army in a quonset hut in Korea.



Foodie Question:
Since it's that State Fair time of year with many experimental fried foods:
What unusual fried foods have you tried or heard of? Heard of many unusual foods, like candied spiders.
Any you'd like to try, but haven't had the chance? I don't try experimental or unusual foods.



Just for fun:
Check out this site at the Smithsonian Channel:
It's for a show called Aerial America along with a similar British show called Sky View.
Aerial America - Smithsonian Channel
Has your favorite state been featured yet? Not yet.

Is it just me or is this cool? It would be if it featured my State.

Thursday have a great one, enjoy...
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:51 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Today's Question:
If you could visit for up to a month in any *one* decade of the 1900s (whether you've lived in it or not):
Which one would you choose and why?

I would like to live in the decade 1945-1955 because it was an optimistic time. America was at its peak, there were lots of jobs, and it seemed that things could only get better and better. Also I would like to drive one of those great vintage cars!

What are some of the things you would do?
Anyone you would you want to see or avoid seeing?
Aside from driving vintage cars, I would enjoy some of the things that wouldn't exist in a few decades: Drugstore soda fountains, night clubs with entertainment and dancing, drive-in movies, milkmen who deliver to your doorstep, Life Magazine and the Saturday Evening Post, Jack Benny on the radio, flying when airplanes were comfortable and roomy and you got a hot meal with real cutlery, and so forth.

I can't think of anyone I would want to avoid seeing, but I'd like to see my grandparents again and I'd also like to thank some of my teachers and some other kind and caring adults who had a positive influence on me when I was a child.

Bonus Question:
Inspired by Alaskan Mutt's answer to part of Friday's QotD:
//www.city-data.com/forum/25361178-post20.html
Where is the strangest place you've ever gotten a haircut?

My kitchen, when I was a little girl. Dad's father was a barber, so he thought he could cut hair. Well, it's not hereditary. I have the bad "soup bowl haircut" class photos to prove it!

Foodie Question:
Since it's that State Fair time of year with many experimental fried foods:
What unusual fried foods have you tried or heard of?

Nothing more unusual than tempura.
Any you'd like to try, but haven't had the chance?
If I didn't love my arteries too much, I'd try a deep-fried Snickers bar.


Just for fun:
Check out this site at the Smithsonian Channel:
It's for a show called Aerial America along with a similar British show called Sky View.
Aerial America - Smithsonian Channel
Has your favorite state been featured yet?

Yes.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Airports all over the world
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Today's Question:
If you could visit for up to a month in any *one* decade of the 1900s (whether you've lived in it or not):
Which one would you choose and why?
It would be the early 80's. Those were my truly broke years. Would be nice to go back and do some of the things I couldn't afford to do back then.

What are some of the things you would do?
Number one on my list would to drive from Washington to Alaska like I did in 1983. Only this time it would be in a car that had all of the gears in the transmission working. Also, I would not have everything I owned crammed inside the car.

Anyone you would you want to see or avoid seeing?
The only person that I would not want to see that comes to mind is the cop that pulled me over just after entering Canada. Did not get a ticket as I was not doing anything wrong. But, just the same I had better things to do beside sit alongside the highway while the cop looked for something to get me on.



Bonus Question:
Inspired by Alaskan Mutt's answer to part of Friday's QotD:
//www.city-data.com/forum/25361178-post20.html
Where is the strangest place you've ever gotten a haircut?
The strangest place I ever got a haircut was in the rain in the parking lot of a strip club. I had stopped in for a beer and one of the dancers asked me to buy her a drink. In an attempt to get out of buying her a drink I told her I only had ten dollars left and that was needed for a haircut. She called my bluff by offering to cut my hair for the ten dollars I had. The owner did not want us getting hair everywhere so she made us go out in the parking lot for the haircut. About half way thru the haircut it started raining. I will say it was a better haircut than what I normally got.



Foodie Question:
Since it's that State Fair time of year with many experimental fried foods:
What unusual fried foods have you tried or heard of?
I never had curly fries before trying them at the state fair. Have heard of fried twinkies but have no desire to try them.

Any you'd like to try, but haven't had the chance?
Nothing comes to mind



Just for fun:
Check out this site at the Smithsonian Channel:
It's for a show called Aerial America along with a similar British show called Sky View.
http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/site/sn/show.do?series=701
Has your favorite state been featured yet?
Looks like Alaska is currently being filmed.

Is it just me or is this cool?



Today in History:
1610 Henry Hudson entered the bay in northern Canada that was later named for him
1865 Trans Atlantic Cable laid by the British ship SS Great Eastern snapped and was lost. The ship successfully laid a new cable the following year.
1865 Author Lewis Carroll published "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
1875 World's 1st roller skating rink opened in London
1909 Army Air Corps formed as Army took 1st delivery from the Wright Brothers six years after first flight
1945 Potsdam Conference ended in Germany with Stalin, Truman and Churchill
1961 Beatles 1st gig as house band at Liverpool's Cavern Club
2009 Two previously unknown works by Mozart - a concerto movement and a prelude, performed in Salzburg, Austria
2010 The Census of Marine Life 10-year study reported that 230,000 species of animals live in the world's oceans
2010 The US government estimated that the Deepwater Horizon rig had dumped nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico


Today’s Word:
sub·lime [suh-blahym] adjective
supreme or outstanding: ex. a sublime ocean view, (Without oil, we hope. )


Today Is:
Ice Cream Sandwich Day
---Only one holiday? You know what that means.

Chart Toppers for the 2nd of August:
1945 Sentimental Journey - The Les Brown Orchestra and Doris Day
1953 Rub-A-Dub-Dub - Hank Thompson
1961 Heartbreak U.S.A. - Kitty Wells
1969 Crystal Blue Persuasion - Tommy James & The Shondells
1977 It was Almost like a Song - Ronnie Milsap
1985 Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young
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