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Sir W. Raleigh
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the one, and I'd not heard of it either. Learned about it in this article, which is a good read for anyone interested in Sid Meier and his background, and includes interviews with Meier and some of the others involved in his projects.

https://kotaku.com/the-father-of-civilization-584568276

Your turn, Salty.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which recording artist had 7 French albums before the first English one?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pavarotti? (sp)
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no, think French
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah well, hate to admit it but I can't think of a single French recording artist, past or present. I'd be hard pressed to name current American ones, even.

(Too much caffejuanahol in my youth, maybe).
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julio Iglesias?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's her name ... Charday? Sharday?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go ahead and use a search engine. The performer is well known. French Canadian.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe Celine Dion?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Celine Dion it is! Your turn.....
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Heidi Game or Heidi Bowl was an American Football League (AFL) game played on November 17, 1968, between the Oakland Raiders and the visiting New York Jets. Does anybody know how this game got it's name.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The television network (I can't remember which one) decided to stop broadcasting the football game before it ended, and instead show a made-for-TV film version of the 1880 novel "Heidi".

I can't remember who ended up winning the football game, but (if I remember correctly) after the network stopped broadcasting it, the team that had been behind made a comeback and won the game.

There was quite a stink about it. The TV networks changed policy and now carry games to completion.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job Fleet. Your turn.

The game was notable for its exciting finish, in which Oakland scored two touchdowns in the final minute to win the game 4332, but got its name for a decision by the game's television broadcaster, NBC, to break away from its coverage of the game on the east coast to broadcast the television film Heidi, causing many viewers to miss the Raiders' comeback.

In the aftermath of the incident, NBC installed special "Heidi phones", with a connection to a different telephone exchange from other network phones, to ensure that network personnel could communicate under similar circumstances. The game also had an influence on sports broadcasting practices; the future National Football League would contractually stipulate that all game telecasts be shown to their conclusion in the markets of the visiting team, while other major leagues and events adopted similar mandates. In 1997, the Heidi Game was voted the most memorable regular season game in pro football history.

I can't help but wonder if the fans on the east coast wouldn't have been pissed off anyway watching the New York Jets lose a game that they already had in the bag but on the other hand those Oakland west coast fans probably had already thrown a beer bottle through their screen so a good number of those might have missed it too.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What was Richard Nixon's middle name? Wait 24 hours before doing a search.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fleetp wrote:
What was Richard Nixon's middle name? Wait 24 hours before doing a search.


Search? Please ... who could forget Richard Millhouse Nixon? Not sure I got the spelling right ...
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