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Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by Leesburg Chankenstank III, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. Leesburg Chankenstank III

    Leesburg Chankenstank III All-American

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    I saw a post by Jollay that said he's trying to discuss anything but Mason Basketball right now because its so depressing. I agree.

    So creating a NON-POLITICAL thread wiht a couple of topics. Please feel free to add any other distractive topics you may wish to discuss.

    Topic 1: Do modern Cheetos taste different than the ones from 20 years ago? The ratio of cheese to crunch seems out of balance these days.
    Topic 2: Aliens with multiple buttholes. Can they be trusted?
    Topic 3: Rhode Island is not an island, but it does have beaches. Mind blown?
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  2. Patriotsince81

    Patriotsince81 All-American

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    Topic 4: Can you imagine a world without hypothetical questions?
  3. Patriotsince81

    Patriotsince81 All-American

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    Topic 5: Toilet paper, over or under?
  4. gmutom

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  5. Leesburg Chankenstank III

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    Under definitely!
  6. mkaufman1

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    Why do we drive on a parkway but park on a driveway?
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  7. Pablo

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    http://www.hawaiianswers.com/why-are-there-interstate-highways-in-hawaii/:

    "Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?

    This question is a classic, a staple of joke lists, and most recently the ponderable punch line of a national Volkswagen television ad. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t nearly as funny as the question.

    There are three major interstate highways in Hawaii, creatively named H-1, H-2, and H-3, and a little-known fourth, H-201. They are called “interstates” because they are all part of the national network of interstate highways — technically the The Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and National Defense Highways — and were built with the same funds and built to generally the same specifications.

    • H-1 is 27.1 miles long and runs from Makakilo at Farrington Highway (Hawaii State Route 93) to Kahala at Kalanianaole Highway (Hawaii State Route 72).
    • H-2 is 8.3 miles long and runs from Pearl City to Wahiawa at Wilikina Drive (Hawaii State Route 99) — near Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield.
    • H-3 is 15.3 miles long and runs from Pearl Harbor to the main gate for Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe.
    • H-201 is 4.1 miles long and runs from H-1 near Aiea to H-1 entering urban Honolulu. Often described as Hawaii’s “secret interstate,” a great deal of information on this loop can be found here at road geek site Kurumi.com.
    As you might have inferred from the official name of this highway network, the prevalence of military facilities located at the ends is no coincidence. While these roads are used primarily by civilians, the idea was to have a uniform, efficient network of high-speed roads to connect military bases… just in case. So, for example, hills and dips along most interstate highways aren’t supposed to get too steep, curves aren’t supposed to get too sharp, on ramps and off ramps are usually above or below the highway (allowing easier control of access), and so on.

    It bears noting that H-3 is the most expensive interstate highway ever built, at a cost of over $1.5 billion ($100 million per mile). It had many critics, and quite of few of them pointed out how little it was needed by island residents. Of course, it wasn’t being built for them: as noted above, it was built to connect the Marine Corps base to the U.S. Navy port at Pearl Harbor.

    There is a great deal of trivia associated with the interstate highway system, and not surprisingly, Hawaii’s entries are oddities. Interstate H-201, the “secret interstate,” broke all sorts of rules. Other examples? In the national freeway system, even numbers (I-4 in Florida) are for highways which are primarily east-west routes, and odd numbers (I-97 in Maryland) are for highways which are primarily north-south. All Hawaii interstates run counter to this “rule.” Other exceptions include the fact that H-1 has many at-grade (not raised or lowered) on ramps and off ramps, has ramps that do interfere with the flow of through traffic, and has ramps closer than one mile apart, all much to the chagrin of daily commuters."
  8. Leesburg Chankenstank III

    Leesburg Chankenstank III All-American

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    Interesting. Also 66 is only in Virginia but it is also an interstate highway.
  9. MasonSAE4

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    A great question to determine who on these boards deserves rights.
  10. phoenix-arizona

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    Topic 2: Aliens with multiple buttholes. Can they be trusted?

    In Total Recall, the lady with three breasts--was she an alien or a human?
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    Topic - If Virginia was named after a virgin. Why isn't there a New Trampsterdam?
  12. Patriotsince81

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    Well played! LOL.
  13. Patriotsince81

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    It is with the saddest heart that I must pass on the following news:

    Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community.

    The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and complications from repeated pokes in the belly.

    He was 71.

    Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin.

    Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies and Captain Crunch.

    The grave site was piled high with flours.

    Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded.

    Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes.

    Despite being a little flaky at times, he still, as a crusty old man, was considered a roll model for millions.

    Doughboy is survived by his wife, Play Dough; two children John Dough and Jane Dough; plus they had one in the oven.

    He is also survived by his elderly father Pop Tart.

    The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.
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    Additional news:

    Sad news in the entertainment world. Larry LaPrise, who wrote the song and dance classic 'The Hokey Pokey' is dead at 93. His funeral went off with only one hitch, while transferring Larry to his coffin, they put his left leg in, and that's when the trouble began.
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    In other food news, General Mills has announced a sister product to Lucky Charms called Luckier Charms. It consists only of pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, blue diamonds, red balloons, and green clover. It's crispy "marshmallows" only—no annoyingly nutricious toasted oat clumps to pick out of your cereal bowl. Sweet, delicious, tooth-rotting, diabetes-inducing sugar with the goodness of whole milk for a modern day well-balanced breakfast.
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    mutant.
  17. Leesburg Chankenstank III

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    In somewhat related news, Captain Crunch's military career has recently come into question. A congessional hearing is set for February 1st. Naval records show the highest rank he reached was Lieutenant Commander. Lieutenant Crunch could not be reached for comment.
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    Whew, you scared me. I thought you were going to say he went on a shooting spree and became a cereal killer.
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  20. mason lawyer

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    I will write the check to buyout this clown. But i better have say on who we bring in and direction of program.

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