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chillas
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quote:
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We live Strongsville Ohio
Population: tire.
Motto: Gateway to Parma

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Comment: well where do i start, my dad did 22 years in the service. he
worked for a construction company untill the fall of 2003 when he got
orders to go to iraq. he went to work the next day to give his supervisor
a copy of his orders. not an hour later he was fired because hes missed to
much work. is there any way u can get a word out on this company and
possibly get an explination from them. im now in the army and we deploy in
may. i dont like the idea of my family loosing their jobs because of their
duties to thier country. if any thing they should be proud and advertise
the fact that they have a service member working for them. if u could get
back to me on this i would greatly appreciate it. thank u for taking the
time to read this.

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Comment: Who holds the record for the most albums ever released?
This includes all genres.
Thanks.....I can't find the answer anywhere.

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Who holds the record for the most albums ever released?
The record for the most albums ever released... [lol]

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(*That'd be one loooooong playing record...!)

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Oh that brings up an old argument. I say a record is a black vinyl disc and an album is a collection of songs. My friend says they're the other way around.

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Originally posted by NZUL:
Oh that brings up an old argument. I say a record is a black vinyl disc and an album is a collection of songs. My friend says they're the other way around.

In my not so expert opinion, I would say that you are right. When I was a teenager we used to be able to buy 45s which had two songs on them, the A side and the B side. They were called records but certainly were never considered to be albums.

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Comment: Thomas' English Muffins advertise that you must open the muffin
with a fork not a knife in order to get the pockets in the muffin that
enhance flavor. Is this true or just a Marketing ploy?

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: Thomas' English Muffins advertise that you must open the muffin with a fork not a knife in order to get the pockets in the muffin that enhance flavor. Is this true or just a Marketing ploy?

Also, what if you just rip the sucker in half with your bare hands, like I do?

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It proves you're just an ignorant Yankee. Your relatives probably lived on whiskey and raw squirrel during the Revolutionary War, too! Barbarians!

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Oh that brings up an old argument. I say a record is a black vinyl disc and an album is a collection of songs. My friend says they're the other way around.
Technically, an "album" was a collection of black vinyl discs, a term originating back in the days when 78s were the norm, and any piece of music longer than several minutes (e.g., symphony, opera) had to be spread across several discs (because the playing time of 78s was quite limited). Even after 33 RPM discs (i.e., "LPs") supplanted 78s, however, the term "album" stuck and was generally applied to any 12" record.

The common usage of the word "record" applied to any sound recordings encoded on vinyl discs, regardless of playing speed or contents.

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: Who holds the record for the most albums ever released?
This includes all genres.
Thanks.....I can't find the answer anywhere.

This has piqued my curiosity. Would it include compilations, re-releases, and best of/greatest hits collections?

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If we're including all genres, then likely some orchestra conductors have hundreds of albums credited to their names.

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Comment: is it true that bleach should be used with cold water and not hot
water?

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Neither. Bleach should be used directly on the dry clothing. Lots and lots of it. Splash it around, get it all good and clean...

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Comment: should a caterer received gratuity for catering services provided
at another facility that's not own by them.

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Comment: I recently heard that the Hall of Justice from the Super Friends
was modeled after Union Terminal in Cincinnati. Do you know if this is
true?

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: I recently heard that the Hall of Justice from the Super Friends
was modeled after Union Terminal in Cincinnati. Do you know if this is
true?

Link to a picture of the Super Friend's Hall of Justice.

Link to a picture of Cincinnati's Union Terminal

*shrug* Could be.

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There is a very nice museum in the Union Terminal now. It has both historical and natural science exhibits. I saw a lovely display on the Romanovs, including toys belonging to and clothing worn by ill-fated Grand Duke Alexis. They have a Titanic exhibition going on now that I'd love to see.

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Comment: Could you please tell me what the ladies name is that is on the
Jay Leno show. She is known as the Fruitcake Lady.
Is she still living?

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She died.
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We're saddened to announce the passing of Marie Rudisill, our beloved "Fruitcake Lady." She died Saturday, November 3rd in Hudson, Florida. Born Edna Marie Faulk in Monroeville, Alabama, she was aunt to Truman Capote, and helped to raise him in Alabama and New York City when he was still young.
It must have been all that fruitcake. Or the fact that she was 95 years old.

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