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  • Deckard1 4 Mar 2013 16:20:09 25,330 posts
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    I think I peaked with the boy from the Flight of the Navigator question to be honest. Everything else is going to feel like a step down. I may just retire on top.

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  • Alastair 4 Mar 2013 16:25:48 14,947 posts
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    Your Karate Kid one from the other week put the tune of "You're The Best Around" in my head, such that when it turned out I had an Amazon credit for a free MP3 I downloaded the song and proceeded to sing it to myself non-stop this weekend!
    :)

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  • LeoliansBro 4 Mar 2013 16:28:20 41,831 posts
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    Nobody got an answer to my or Khani's question?

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Deckard1 4 Mar 2013 16:30:38 25,330 posts
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    No idea with yours - I think khans got something to do with mental hospitals always being on a corner or something like that.

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  • Alastair 4 Mar 2013 16:32:00 14,947 posts
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    Not seen Hunt for Red October, so no idea.

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  • Khanivor 4 Mar 2013 16:36:26 39,862 posts
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    Gay dogs is on the right path but I'm after somewhere specific
  • Alastair 4 Mar 2013 16:37:25 14,947 posts
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    Bedlam (Bethlehem) hospital..?

    Possibly it was round a bend in the river Thames...

    Edited by Alastair at 16:37:56 04-03-2013

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  • Deleted user 4 March 2013 16:38:50
    Round a bend in a river? Mississippi?
  • cubbymoore 4 Mar 2013 16:50:14 36,439 posts
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    Bet is was a place called Bend.
  • mrpon 4 Mar 2013 16:50:52 27,635 posts
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    U-bender?

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • AcidSnake 4 Mar 2013 16:52:03 7,136 posts
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    @LB:
    You can't have a sonar pod too close to the rudder as it would be useless...That's why the Dallas hides behind the October's rudder as they're deaf to that general area...

    Though it does have that caterpillar thing that could give a use to the sonar thing...

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  • LeoliansBro 4 Mar 2013 16:55:13 41,831 posts
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    I'll give it to you Acid.

    I was specifically referring to the Crazy Ivan move the Red October pulls - you wouldn't need to clear your baffles if you have a towed sonar array. The other time in the film is when Ryan is discussing the caterpillar drive with the sub expert and asks if it could be a towed sonar array (answer: 'no, too close to the screws') which is an odd question when you can already see the sub has one elsewhere.

    Your turn.

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  • Deckard1 4 Mar 2013 16:56:38 25,330 posts
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    I still don't know what the answer was even after reading that.

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  • AcidSnake 4 Mar 2013 16:59:22 7,136 posts
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    Right, errr...I don't have a question :)

    Also, I'm going home now so I wouldn't be able to check to see who's right...Some other time...

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  • Khanivor 4 Mar 2013 17:04:49 39,862 posts
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    Gremmi is real close. Ill give another hint. I took a picture of it from where I'm working today.
  • Deleted user 4 March 2013 17:10:48
    Where are you again? Tennessee? Tennessee river then?
  • Khanivor 4 Mar 2013 17:13:51 39,862 posts
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    Good enough. It's the Moccasin Bend nut house here in Chattanooga.
  • Deleted user 4 March 2013 17:15:32
    I'll go, then.

    What year was the first recorded use of the acronym "OMG"?
  • LeoliansBro 4 Mar 2013 17:18:36 41,831 posts
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    1970s, when they released their first album.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Deleted user 4 March 2013 17:23:02
    Earlier.
  • Alastair 4 Mar 2013 17:33:36 14,947 posts
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    Khanivor wrote:
    Good enough. It's the Moccasin Bend nut house here in Chattanooga.
    Erm, have you got a source for this?
    I've done a google search for 'round the bend origin' and none of the first few results suggest it has anything to do with Chattanooga.
    If anything, I'm inclined to believe that no one really knows the origin...!

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  • Deckard1 4 Mar 2013 17:39:01 25,330 posts
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    This was on QI the other day - did Winston Churchill first use it? In the 1920's?

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  • Deleted user 4 March 2013 17:40:54
    Earlier.
  • mal 4 Mar 2013 17:45:24 21,928 posts
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    It was some letter they've found from the 20s, wasn't it?

    Edit: Misinformed as Deckard

    Edited by mal at 17:45:52 04-03-2013

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  • Deckard1 4 Mar 2013 17:49:17 25,330 posts
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    !

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  • Deleted user 4 March 2013 17:51:19
    Not that early.

    1920s was reasonably close.
  • cubbymoore 4 Mar 2013 17:53:25 36,439 posts
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    1908 I seem to remember.
  • Deleted user 4 March 2013 17:54:12
    Later.
  • EMarkM 4 Mar 2013 17:55:01 3,133 posts
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    Was it just before WW I when Archduke Franz Ferdinand was shot and heard to declare, "OMG, they 've fucking done for me, Charlie"?
  • Deleted user 4 March 2013 18:53:29
    I guess we're close enough. It was 1917, in a letter from Admiral John Fisher.

    I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapis—O.M.G. (Oh! My God!)—Shower it on the Admiralty!
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