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Old 01-14-2013, 06:35 AM   #121
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I wonder what's the Northern most point to which a person could drive in North America?
Looks to be either Inuvik, Northwest territories or Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:08 AM   #122
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Most boring BBT thread tangent EVER!

I don't think Stewart is gay. Even when he admitted that Thor was good looking, he did it in the "sigh, I know I'm not supposed to think that way, but I have to admit he does look great". Exactly how a heterosexual man would say it.

I did love Stewart's line about owning a comic book store!
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:09 AM   #123
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Slow reading Penny was really funny, "I've got street smarts" and I liked the answer to the question when the girls asked Stuart, "Can you tell us anything about comic books?"

"Don't open a comic book store."

Anubys beats me by 10 seconds!
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:12 AM   #124
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There are four:
Dover, Delaware
Pierre, South Dakota
Jefferson City, Missouri
Juneau, Alaska

The fifth, Carson City, Nevada, is now served by I-580, which now terminates in the eastern half of the city.
What's funny is that the official website of the US Dept of Transportation still says there are 5. :-)

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/programadmin/interstate.cfm

Other Interstate Trivia

State Capitals -- All but five State capitals are directly served by the Interstate System. Those not directly served are:

Juneau, AK
Dover, DE
Jefferson City, MO
Carson City, NV
Pierre, SD

Oldest Segments -- The oldest Interstate segments actually predate the establishment of the Interstate system. Early examples include a portion of the Grand Central Parkway in Queens, New York, which was opened to traffic in July 1936 and later was incorporated into the Interstate System as I-278. The Pennsylvania Turnpike between Irwin (southeast of Pittsburgh) and Carlisle (west of Harrisburg) was officially opened in October 1940 and is now designated as I-76 and I-70. Other freeways and toll roads were incorporated into the System rather than build new competing Interstate routes.

Rest Areas -- An exact count of rest areas on the Interstate System is not available. However, a count in 1972 reported 1,214 rest areas in existence. The number still operational today is not expected to differ dramatically from the 1972 figure.

Interchanges -- An exact count of the number of interchanges on the Interstate System is not available. However, a 1978 count found 14,231 interchanges. This number has likely increased somewhat over the intervening years.

====================

A favorite interstate trivia of mine is what is the largest city *not* served by an interstate highway?

Fresno, CA 509,000.
Bakersfield, CA 347,000

I5 runs through Fresno County but it's about 20 miles from Fresno city. Bakersfield is a bit closer to I5 at around 8-9 miles.

A *really* tough one, and one that I don't know the absolutely correct answer to, is what city in the lower 48 lies the most distance from an interstate?

First, you have to decide on a "city" size. Otherwise, you end up with some miner's shack in the Montana outback. I go with a minimum population of 1,000. I also use crow fly distance, rather than road distance. That gives me:

Tonopah, NV 150 crow miles, 203 driving miles
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:41 AM   #125
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Most boring BBT thread tangent EVER!
Still, we DO have 5 pages of discussion for this single episode.

Was Howard supposed to be Locutis, Hugh, or just a generic Borg?
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:13 AM   #126
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Still, we DO have 5 pages of discussion for this single episode.

Was Howard supposed to be Locutis, Hugh, or just a generic Borg?
Definitely not Locutus. Probably not Hugh. More likely, just a generic Borg.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:06 PM   #127
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Still, we DO have 5 pages of discussion for this single episode.

Was Howard supposed to be Locutis, Hugh, or just a generic Borg?
Yeah, but it's less fun than a Revolvolution thread. If I wanted inane interstate chitchat, I could just talk to Spouse over dinner!

I posit that the enjoyability of a TCF tv show thread is inversely proportional to the enjoyability of the show that is the thread's subject.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:09 PM   #128
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The thread becomes what the thread becomes. No use whining about it.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:26 PM   #129
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Yes, rather than complaining about the direction of a BBT thread, just try to spin it off in a different direction. It shouldn't be that difficult to do. It's actually much easier than trying to keep things on topic.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:35 PM   #130
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:36 PM   #131
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In all of my life, I have never heard even one of my female friends mention they were going to or had been in a comic book store.
I've got good female friend who've I've known for over 30 years (she's a bit geeky herself) and she goes to comic stores and cons all the time.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:44 PM   #132
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I am amused that Wisconsin isn't even on the map. Which is no doubt because it only shows intersections...but they left off the part of I-94 that goes from Minneapolis to Milwaukee and intersects with 90 in Wisconsin (but not at a city, and then it splits again at Madison).

Well, they'll always have the Wild Card...

Is 90-94 the only interstate interchange that isn't in or near a city?
New Jersey is missing also. Since Trenton is not shown it can't all be capitols.
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so when the girls said they were going to go get the boxes of comic books, was anybody else worried that they were going to open up protected comics that the guys were keeping unopened, and that they would "destroy" the books' value? i was TOTALLY expecting that to be part of the storyline, especially since the guys have shown to be anal about keeping things in mint unopened condition. So i was surprised it didn't play in at all.

yes! I started worrying about it as soon as they first mentioned comic books.




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Old 01-14-2013, 01:19 PM   #134
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so when the girls said they were going to go get the boxes of comic books, was anybody else worried that they were going to open up protected comics that the guys were keeping unopened, and that they would "destroy" the books' value? i was TOTALLY expecting that to be part of the storyline, especially since the guys have shown to be anal about keeping things in mint unopened condition. So i was surprised it didn't play in at all.
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yes! I started worrying about it as soon as they first mentioned comic books.

I was also worried. I was thinking the guys were going to show up and ream them out for touching the comics. I like this ending better.
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$300 worth.
Which is not actually that much makeup, either stage or good-quality retail.
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I was worried about them opening previously unopened comic books as well, but I would also not be at all surprised if even Penny was aware that there are some you just do NOT open. I'd be VERY surprised if they had opened any that were sealed.
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I was also worried. I was thinking the guys were going to show up and ream them out for touching the comics. I like this ending better.
If I were Leonard or Howard (Sheldon I think would first have that negative reaction), I would be tickled and touched that the girls would actually be making the effort to understand the comic book love, rather than ridicule it and chide them about it, as many would. Even if they did debag some valuable comics.
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If I were Leonard or Howard (Sheldon I think would first have that negative reaction), I would be tickled and touched that the girls would actually be making the effort to understand the comic book love, rather than ridicule it and chide them about it, as many would. Even if they did debag some valuable comics.
Heh heh heh. You said "debag".
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A favorite interstate trivia of mine is what is the largest city *not* served by an interstate highway?

Fresno, CA 509,000.
Bakersfield, CA 347,000

I5 runs through Fresno County but it's about 20 miles from Fresno city. Bakersfield is a bit closer to I5 at around 8-9 miles.
They aren't on an Interstate because they are on California State Route 99. There is talk of finishing the upgrade to Interstate standards and dubbing it either I7 or I9.

Since they've been working on that for decades, it might be a while before your trivia expires.
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Which is not actually that much makeup, either stage or good-quality retail.
It's a lot for a Cheesecake factory employed, alcoholic felon.
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It's a lot for a Cheesecake factory employed, alcoholic felon.
Not one with credit card debt
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SO- anyone hoping for a Big Bang/Priceline tie in?
Even if not in an official capacity maybe hinted at?
Penny got a commercial with Shatner- it's the storyline we have always wished for!
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The would be a PR disaster. Not even related. Different show "universes." That would be the worst "product placement" ever. Nope, sorry -- the t-mobile product placement on Shark Tank was the worst. This would be the second worst.
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The would be a PR disaster. Not even related. Different show "universes." That would be the worst "product placement" ever. Nope, sorry -- the t-mobile product placement on Shark Tank was the worst. This would be the second worst.
Why? Penny is an actress waiting for her big break, right? so maybe she made a commercial with Shatner.
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The would be a PR disaster. Not even related. Different show "universes." That would be the worst "product placement" ever. Nope, sorry -- the t-mobile product placement on Shark Tank was the worst. This would be the second worst.
The Ancestry.com thing on CSI was pretty bad.
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Why? Penny is an actress waiting for her big break, right? so maybe she made a commercial with Shatner.
Because it would be so cheezy for Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady to stoop to that level for product placement. It would be a disaster for BBT fans and the show to do that (have a plot tie-in with a real Priceline commercial).

If she got some *fictional* commercial with Shatner, that would work, but not a real life commercial.
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Because it would be so cheezy for Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady to stoop to that level for product placement. It would be a disaster for BBT fans and the show to do that (have a plot tie-in with a real Priceline commercial).

If she got some *fictional* commercial with Shatner, that would work, but not a real life commercial.
Ah. I misunderstood your post. My fault.
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How about where she continues to puzzle over who Shatner is, even as Sheldon prattles on and on...

Perhaps a comment later about how James T. Kirk reminds her of an actor she saw just recently, but can't remember where.

Especially if they are trying to arrange an inexpensive vacation somewhere...

Nothing overt. Just a wink and a nod to us, the group who is the online-TV fan equivalent of comic book fanatics.
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Nothing overt. Just a wink and a nod to us, the group who is the online-TV fan equivalent of comic book fanatics.
That's what I had in mind- like an inside joke.
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