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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #120 on: 17 January 2014, 01:53:47 »
Dang, but no matter what the poor kid is going to get flak for the name.

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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #121 on: 17 January 2014, 02:47:17 »
Whichever name you go for, my advice would be to do him a favor and use the traditional spelling used in your area. My name's not too uncommon, but I can probably count the number of people on this continent who can consistently spell it correctly on one hand, and that's including the folks who gave it to me. (It's Térence)
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #122 on: 17 January 2014, 02:59:13 »
Congratulations Matt!


A few ideas from me (some of which are repetitions) - Arthur, Charles, Felix, Scott, Bruce, George


You could just go through the "real" names of comic book characters (hence Bruce comes from Batman) but choose wisely so he feels a kinship to the right hero!
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« Reply #123 on: 17 January 2014, 13:59:49 »
I am partical to Andrew. Shortens to Andy well  and A.J. also gose well. Or go with Lewis in honor of a certen L.B. Puller  :D
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« Reply #124 on: 17 January 2014, 14:00:33 »
Térence eh? that is a rather uncommon spelling of Zug.
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« Reply #125 on: 17 January 2014, 15:50:14 »
Térence eh? that is a rather uncommon spelling of Zug.
As I was related this thread to my wife she came up with the Weirdo Rule:  no punctuation allowed within the name.  So D'Brickashaw is off the table.

Dan, the wife thought you were going to start naming off Royals.  The super hero idea isn't a bad method for inspiration.

I nominated Cameron or Phillip to the wife the other day.  She responded that we already have a Mitchell so what is it with me and Modern Family characters.

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« Reply #126 on: 17 January 2014, 17:45:51 »
Some great news guys, after nearly 3 weeks I am moving on to the final interview on saturday for the ATT position I tested for. Crossing fingers.  O0

And on a hilarious note, I awoke at 2:30 am this morning to my fiancee hysterically laughing/screaming. Our pregnant cat Milo decided on our bed was the safest place to deliver her kittens...right on my fiancee's legs.  ;D

So we now need to purchase a new comforter set but whatever, lol. Strangest thing too, the cat seems to have pegged my fiancee as her mid-wife because when we tried to move the mom and baby to the box in our closet we made up for her she kept meowing and trying to carry the baby back to the bed. After 3 unsuccesful attempts Sasha gave in and ended up just moving the box next to the bed.

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« Reply #127 on: 17 January 2014, 20:02:51 »
Gunz, good for you on the interview.  For what does ATT stand?

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« Reply #128 on: 18 January 2014, 13:35:54 »
American Telephone and Telegraph?
"Lord Kurita is merciful.  You will be spared the humiliation of a trial.  Instead, you are invited to dine with your sainted ancestors.  You don't follow?  Let me rephrase.  I am about to run you through with my sword.  Now you get the picture?  Good."

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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #129 on: 18 January 2014, 23:18:48 »
A question, anglos and anglophiles!  Henry I of England's mother, first wife, and four of his daughters (one legitimate, three otherwise) were named Matilda.  What's up with that?
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« Reply #130 on: 18 January 2014, 23:43:06 »
he liked to waltz??? :D
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #131 on: 18 January 2014, 23:53:17 »
A question, anglos and anglophiles!  Henry I of England's mother, first wife, and four of his daughters (one legitimate, three otherwise) were named Matilda.  What's up with that?

Well, assuming he wasn't actually present at the birth and naming of his illegitimate ones and thus didn't have any say in the matter, my guess is that either the name was very popular at that time, or he had the odd luck to spend a lot of time around women who really like the name Matilda.
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #132 on: 19 January 2014, 05:43:06 »
A question, anglos and anglophiles!  Henry I of England's mother, first wife, and four of his daughters (one legitimate, three otherwise) were named Matilda.  What's up with that?


It could be worse, the Romans had about 4 male first names total!
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #133 on: 19 January 2014, 14:58:12 »
Ask George Foreman, or his sons, George, George, George, George and George.

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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #134 on: 19 January 2014, 20:31:50 »
Watch out for that third Matilda.  She take me money and run Venezuela.
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« Reply #135 on: 19 January 2014, 23:20:16 »
I love my Matilda...oh wait, your talking about people's names and not the WWII tank.... :D
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« Reply #136 on: 20 January 2014, 17:22:36 »
Gunz, good for you on the interview.  For what does ATT stand?
American Telephone and Telegraph?

Thats the one.  O0



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« Reply #137 on: 20 January 2014, 18:55:21 »
Congratulations, Gunz!  This economy has been rough and good jobs rarefied.  Take the money and run!  ;D

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« Reply #138 on: 20 January 2014, 20:41:48 »
You joined Comstar? :D
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« Reply #139 on: 20 January 2014, 20:46:00 »
Ah, I was thrown by the absence of the '&'.  Congratulations and good luck.

So we decided to tell the family we were having a boy again.  We ordered a t-shirt with a sonogram picture and the phrase "Say hello to my lil bro" underneath for our first kid to wear to see his grandparents.  My MiL saw the picture and said, "oh you went to see Bao Bao," because she thought the sonogram was a picture of panda cub at the National Zoo.

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« Reply #140 on: 21 January 2014, 22:41:45 »
You joined Comstar? :D

It's not like he joined the company that helped cancel many a fine television program like I did.  So good news everyone! Starting next week, I am analyst at Nielson.

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« Reply #141 on: 21 January 2014, 23:28:36 »
okay. good. first thing we need you to do is find a way to cancel the Kardashians. Then, Honey BooBoo, from there we move down the line until reality television contains actual reality
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« Reply #142 on: 21 January 2014, 23:40:46 »
And the History Channel contains actual history.  Or is forced to change its name to the "aliens, cryptids, and conspiracies channel".
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #143 on: 22 January 2014, 01:58:33 »
Wishful thinking there, AW, wishful thinking.
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« Reply #144 on: 22 January 2014, 09:13:37 »
People occasionally wonder why I do not have a TV, and then I run off a wee litany of various
horrors like those mentioned above.

Netflix and DVD boxed sets serve me well though, allowing me to not miss the real good stuff.
I cannot imagine how poorer my life would be without some of them, especially The Wire. 
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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #145 on: 22 January 2014, 09:40:01 »
It's not like he joined the company that helped cancel many a fine television program like I did.  So good news everyone! Starting next week, I am analyst at Nielson.

Congratulations on the new job! As long as you don't pull a Michael Grade, I'm sure you'll do well!

EDIT: And speaking of work, technically I'm working from home today (thank you, snowstorm). Although, since I was never issued a laptop, today basically consists of sitting by my computer and cell phone to answer general questions. Which is doubly ironic, since my job is considered "essential support" to my department...
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« Reply #146 on: 22 January 2014, 14:20:23 »
okay. good. first thing we need you to do is find a way to cancel the Kardashians. Then, Honey BooBoo, from there we move down the line until reality television contains actual reality
And the History Channel contains actual history.  Or is forced to change its name to the "aliens, cryptids, and conspiracies channel".

As much as I liked to think that I'd have that kind of power, I really don't think that I'd have that kind of influence. The sad truth is that both the Kardashians and . . . that show about that horrific child who needs help desperately are cheap to make. Even if I somehow manipulated the numbers, I'd have to take them to such low shares that it'd be near impossible to achieve it with my job.

Plus, I kind of want to keep my job, so I won't be manipulating the numbers.

As for History channel, I'd like to see the network go back to what it was back in 1998 when it was basically the Hitler Channel. There was no Pawn Stars, Ax-men, or other macho reality shows. For people like me who can't resist Leonard Nimoy's In Search of, there was History's Mysteries that covered unusual things better than Ancient Aliens where everything is aliens. And don't ever get me started on the epic failure that History's Bible Secret Revealed which features "experts" who couldn't probably make it on Ancient Aliens: A&E once had a great series called Mysteries of the Bible that had actually Biblical scholarship that had a more even hand.

However, I don't think unless I get on the executive board of TLC or History Channel that I could make a change for the better. All I can do is make that my numbers are correct.

 
Congratulations on the new job! As long as you don't pull a Michael Grade, I'm sure you'll do well!

EDIT: And speaking of work, technically I'm working from home today (thank you, snowstorm). Although, since I was never issued a laptop, today basically consists of sitting by my computer and cell phone to answer general questions. Which is doubly ironic, since my job is considered "essential support" to my department...

Again, I'd actually have to be hired by a network and have some control over programming. At the moment, all I'm doing is making sure the gathered data is accurate. Though honestly if I got hired by a network for programming with free reign, I'd either be God's Gift to that network or Satan. It'd be science-fiction, smart dry comedy, and animated programing galore with little to no reality shows or cheap sitcoms, and unless audiences tune in large numbers, I'd probably be gone by the end of first sweeps. The sad truth is that everything that I'd want to do is expensive, and networks hate spending money unless there are guarantees of absolute success. Most reality shows are made because they are cheap to produce, so it doesn't matter the shares since the network makes money even if the only viewer is actually asleep. Besides the only channel that would try my strategies would have been UPN during one of their many makeovers, and let's face it, I'd alienate the previous audience in the first night of new programming.

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Re: AFFS High Command, Suns Transcendent!
« Reply #147 on: 24 January 2014, 10:56:50 »
Meh if I ran a TV channel I'd cancel all of the game shows, I despise the very idea of them.

TV on Demand, that is true 21st century progress.  Never being at the mercy of sports events
ever again, one of my fondest wishes as a child.  Because skipping 2-3 weeks of something for
bloody cricket or athletics back in the 80s, still annoys me now.

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« Reply #148 on: 24 January 2014, 14:17:29 »
Well least you did not have Saturday Morning Cartoons interruped by Ollie North and Congress.  [soapbox]
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« Reply #149 on: 24 January 2014, 15:19:44 »
That's the problem of running a network in any country even the state owned ones. Your objective will always be to get the highest ratings possible along with an obligations placed on the network by regulation or sponsors. Thus you have situations like the famous Heidi game because the NBC Home Office insisted that  the overtime Jets-Raiders game had to be bumped for Heidi because commercial revenue rode on Heidi back in 1968. Thus, the head office pulled the telecast away as the Raiders won the game with two touchdowns in the last minute.

The phone lines to NBC lit up like World War III, and the rest is history. Rules were changed ever since on showing NFL games.


 

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