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Tonto
2019-12-28 20:02:33 UTC
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Mister Rodgers Neighborhood?
Ken Blake
2019-12-28 20:18:53 UTC
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Mister Rodgers Neighborhood
You're not supposed to think that adults shouldn't watch children's
television.
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Ken
HVS
2019-12-29 17:50:05 UTC
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Mister Rodgers Neighborhood
You're not supposed to think that adults shouldn't watch children's
television.
He could at least have spelled Mr R's name correctly.
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Athel Cornish-Bowden
2019-12-29 17:53:54 UTC
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Mister Rodgers Neighborhood
You're not supposed to think that adults shouldn't watch children's
television.
He could at least have spelled Mr R's name correctly.
Come on, this is the bozo, what do you expect?
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athel
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2019-12-30 21:32:59 UTC
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I don't rely on a spellchecker and I betcha you do.
Jenny Telia
2019-12-31 11:41:07 UTC
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I don't rely on a spellchecker and I betcha you do.
Spellcheckers don't correct proper names Bozo. "Mr. Roger rogers Mrs.
Roger on Fridays. Roger and out."

P.S. I did not know the meaning of 'Tonto' in Portuguese, Spanish or
Italian until yesterday. "From the frying pan into the fire..." comes
to mind, bozo.
Athel Cornish-Bowden
2019-12-31 13:50:20 UTC
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I don't rely on a spellchecker and I betcha you do.
Spellcheckers don't correct proper names Bozo. "Mr. Roger rogers Mrs.
Roger on Fridays. Roger and out."
P.S. I did not know the meaning of 'Tonto' in Portuguese, Spanish or
Italian until yesterday.
You'd better tell that to snidely. He thinks that everyone knows.
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"From the frying pan into the fire..." comes
to mind, bozo.
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athel
Peter Moylan
2019-12-31 14:03:41 UTC
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I don't rely on a spellchecker and I betcha you do.
Spellcheckers don't correct proper names Bozo. "Mr. Roger rogers
Mrs. Roger on Fridays. Roger and out."
P.S. I did not know the meaning of 'Tonto' in Portuguese, Spanish
or Italian until yesterday.
You'd better tell that to snidely. He thinks that everyone knows.
Actually, I was the one who asserted that everyone knows. (And I don't
speak any of those three languages.) My assertion was based on the
belief that everyone has heard those jokes about the Lone Ranger.
Apparently I was wrong.

By the way, how can a "lone" ranger have a companion?
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Newcastle, NSW, Australia
RH Draney
2019-12-31 18:51:11 UTC
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By the way, how can a "lone" ranger have a companion?
From Wikipedia:

"A posse of six members of the Texas Ranger Division, led by Captain Dan
Reid, pursued a band of outlaws led by Bartholomew "Butch" Cavendish,
but are betrayed by a civilian guide named Collins, who was secretly
working with Cavendish, and led the unsuspecting rangers into an ambush
at the canyon known as Bryant's Gap.[12] Later, a Native American named
Tonto stumbles onto the grisly scene. He discovers one of the rangers,
Captain Reid's younger brother, John, barely alive, and he nurses the
man to health."

John Reid was the only ranger to survive the ambush, thus the "lone
ranger"....r
Peter T. Daniels
2019-12-31 19:13:57 UTC
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Post by Peter Moylan
By the way, how can a "lone" ranger have a companion?
"A posse of six members of the Texas Ranger Division, led by Captain Dan
Reid, pursued a band of outlaws led by Bartholomew "Butch" Cavendish,
but are betrayed by a civilian guide named Collins, who was secretly
working with Cavendish, and led the unsuspecting rangers into an ambush
at the canyon known as Bryant's Gap.[12] Later, a Native American named
Tonto stumbles onto the grisly scene. He discovers one of the rangers,
Captain Reid's younger brother, John, barely alive, and he nurses the
man to health."
John Reid was the only ranger to survive the ambush, thus the "lone
ranger"....r
And went on to be portrayed by both Clayton Moore and Warren Beatty?
Quinn C
2019-12-31 20:08:00 UTC
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Post by Peter Moylan
By the way, how can a "lone" ranger have a companion?
"[...] Later, a Native American named
Tonto stumbles onto the grisly scene. He discovers one of the rangers,
Captain Reid's younger brother, John, barely alive, and he nurses the
man to health."
John Reid was the only ranger to survive the ambush, thus the "lone
ranger"....r
- "No, *lone* shark, as he's the only one of his family to survive!"
- "I think we should use another fish for this stupid movie."

(From the early draft days of "Finding Nemo")
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Tonto
2019-12-31 20:56:35 UTC
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Post by Peter Moylan
By the way, how can a "lone" ranger have a companion?
"[...] Later, a Native American named
Tonto stumbles onto the grisly scene. He discovers one of the rangers,
Captain Reid's younger brother, John, barely alive, and he nurses the
man to health."
John Reid was the only ranger to survive the ambush, thus the "lone
ranger"....r
- "No, *lone* shark, as he's the only one of his family to survive!"
- "I think we should use another fish for this stupid movie."
(From the early draft days of "Finding Nemo")
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Bozo,Tonto, Carl Sagan, whats the Difference
2019-12-31 21:10:50 UTC
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Post by Quinn C
Post by Peter Moylan
By the way, how can a "lone" ranger have a companion?
"[...] Later, a Native American named
Tonto stumbles onto the grisly scene. He discovers one of the rangers,
Captain Reid's younger brother, John, barely alive, and he nurses the
man to health."
John Reid was the only ranger to survive the ambush, thus the "lone
ranger"....r
- "No, *lone* shark, as he's the only one of his family to survive!"
- "I think we should use another fish for this stupid movie."
(From the early draft days of "Finding Nemo")
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

AND TO AND FROM THE REST OF US

PLEASE HAVE A SAFE & HAPPY DECEMBER 32nd.
Bozo,Tonto, Carl Sagan, whats the Difference
2019-12-31 21:14:35 UTC
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Post by Quinn C
Post by Peter Moylan
By the way, how can a "lone" ranger have a companion?
"[...] Later, a Native American named
Tonto stumbles onto the grisly scene. He discovers one of the rangers,
Captain Reid's younger brother, John, barely alive, and he nurses the
man to health."
John Reid was the only ranger to survive the ambush, thus the "lone
ranger"....r
- "No, *lone* shark, as he's the only one of his family to survive!"
- "I think we should use another fish for this stupid movie."
(From the early draft days of "Finding Nemo")
--
(\_/)
(='.'=) This is Bunny. Copy and paste Bunny into your
(")_(") signature to help him gain world domination.
Why thank you, I did know that. ——Carl Sagan——
Ooops, why thank you, I did NOT know that.

——Carl Sagan——
Bozo,Tonto, Carl Sagan, whats the Difference
2019-12-31 21:16:45 UTC
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Post by Peter Moylan
By the way, how can a "lone" ranger have a companion?
"[...] Later, a Native American named
Tonto stumbles onto the grisly scene. He discovers one of the rangers,
Captain Reid's younger brother, John, barely alive, and he nurses the
man to health."
John Reid was the only ranger to survive the ambush, thus the "lone
ranger"....r
- "No, *lone* shark, as he's the only one of his family to survive!"
- "I think we should use another fish for this stupid movie."
(From the early draft days of "Finding Nemo")
--
(\_/)
(='.'=) This is Bunny. Copy and paste Bunny into your
(")_(") signature to help him gain world domination.
Why thank you, I did know that. ——Carl Sagan——
Ooops, why thank you, I did NOT know that.
——Carl Sagan——
PS: and neither did my spellchecker.
Mack A. Damia
2019-12-31 22:37:23 UTC
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Post by Peter Moylan
By the way, how can a "lone" ranger have a companion?
"A posse of six members of the Texas Ranger Division, led by Captain Dan
Reid, pursued a band of outlaws led by Bartholomew "Butch" Cavendish,
but are betrayed by a civilian guide named Collins, who was secretly
working with Cavendish, and led the unsuspecting rangers into an ambush
at the canyon known as Bryant's Gap.[12] Later, a Native American named
Tonto stumbles onto the grisly scene. He discovers one of the rangers,
Captain Reid's younger brother, John, barely alive, and he nurses the
man to health."
John Reid was the only ranger to survive the ambush, thus the "lone
ranger"....r
Hands on buzzers:

Homonymously, what is the unique similarity between the Russian
Revolution and the Lone Ranger?
Snidely
2020-01-01 07:56:31 UTC
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Post by RH Draney
Post by Peter Moylan
By the way, how can a "lone" ranger have a companion?
"A posse of six members of the Texas Ranger Division, led by Captain Dan
Reid, pursued a band of outlaws led by Bartholomew "Butch" Cavendish,
but are betrayed by a civilian guide named Collins, who was secretly
working with Cavendish, and led the unsuspecting rangers into an ambush
at the canyon known as Bryant's Gap.[12] Later, a Native American named
Tonto stumbles onto the grisly scene. He discovers one of the rangers,
Captain Reid's younger brother, John, barely alive, and he nurses the
man to health."
John Reid was the only ranger to survive the ambush, thus the "lone
ranger"....r
Homonymously, what is the unique similarity between the Russian
Revolution and the Lone Ranger?
Not the person my college was named after. The one you're thinking of
was played by Warren Beatty, no?

/dps
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Mack A. Damia
2020-01-01 17:04:50 UTC
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Post by Mack A. Damia
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By the way, how can a "lone" ranger have a companion?
"A posse of six members of the Texas Ranger Division, led by Captain Dan
Reid, pursued a band of outlaws led by Bartholomew "Butch" Cavendish,
but are betrayed by a civilian guide named Collins, who was secretly
working with Cavendish, and led the unsuspecting rangers into an ambush
at the canyon known as Bryant's Gap.[12] Later, a Native American named
Tonto stumbles onto the grisly scene. He discovers one of the rangers,
Captain Reid's younger brother, John, barely alive, and he nurses the
man to health."
John Reid was the only ranger to survive the ambush, thus the "lone
ranger"....r
Homonymously, what is the unique similarity between the Russian
Revolution and the Lone Ranger?
Not the person my college was named after. The one you're thinking of
was played by Warren Beatty, no?
John Reed and John Reid.
Snidely
2020-01-01 22:12:07 UTC
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Post by Mack A. Damia
Post by RH Draney
Post by Peter Moylan
By the way, how can a "lone" ranger have a companion?
"A posse of six members of the Texas Ranger Division, led by Captain Dan
Reid, pursued a band of outlaws led by Bartholomew "Butch" Cavendish,
but are betrayed by a civilian guide named Collins, who was secretly
working with Cavendish, and led the unsuspecting rangers into an ambush
at the canyon known as Bryant's Gap.[12] Later, a Native American named
Tonto stumbles onto the grisly scene. He discovers one of the rangers,
Captain Reid's younger brother, John, barely alive, and he nurses the
man to health."
John Reid was the only ranger to survive the ambush, thus the "lone
ranger"....r
Homonymously, what is the unique similarity between the Russian
Revolution and the Lone Ranger?
Not the person my college was named after. The one you're thinking of
was played by Warren Beatty, no?
John Reed and John Reid.
Mine was Solomon, IIRC. And maybe a minor lumber baron.

/dps
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2020-01-05 07:54:48 UTC
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On Tue, 31 Dec 2019 23:56:31 -0800, Snidely scribbled precisely
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Post by Mack A. Damia
Homonymously, what is the unique similarity between the Russian
Revolution and the Lone Ranger?
Not the person my college was named after. The one you're thinking of
was played by Warren Beatty, no?
John Reed and John Reid.
Mine was Solomon, IIRC. And maybe a minor lumber baron.
Arggh. Simeon.

/dps
Ken Blake
2020-01-01 17:35:43 UTC
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By the way, how can a "lone" ranger have a companion?
As far as I'm concerned, he was the "Lone" Ranger because he was the
only ranger there. He had a companion but the companion wasn't a ranger.
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Ken
occam
2020-01-05 09:06:01 UTC
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Post by Peter Moylan
By the way, how can a "lone" ranger have a companion?
As far as I'm concerned, he was the "Lone" Ranger because he was the
only ranger there. He had a companion but the companion wasn't a ranger.
Lone but not alone? Some dictionaries disagree:

defn 1: Lacking companions or companionship
defn 2: Being the only one; single and isolated from others

I hope you are not the lone holder of this opinion.
RH Draney
2020-01-05 11:36:26 UTC
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Post by Ken Blake
Post by Peter Moylan
By the way, how can a "lone" ranger have a companion?
As far as I'm concerned, he was the "Lone" Ranger because he was the
only ranger there. He had a companion but the companion wasn't a ranger.
defn 1: Lacking companions or companionship
defn 2: Being the only one; single and isolated from others
I hope you are not the lone holder of this opinion.
Okay, here's Jerry Van Dyke, on Liza Minnelli's variety show, using
actual audio from the Lone Ranger's origin story on radio as the basis
for a comedy routine...pay special attention starting about 6:09 as
Tonto reveals the fate of the other rangers and what that means for John
Reid:



....r
Peter T. Daniels
2020-01-05 15:03:07 UTC
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Post by occam
Post by Ken Blake
Post by Peter Moylan
By the way, how can a "lone" ranger have a companion?
As far as I'm concerned, he was the "Lone" Ranger because he was the
only ranger there. He had a companion but the companion wasn't a ranger.
defn 1: Lacking companions or companionship
defn 2: Being the only one; single and isolated from others
I hope you are not the lone holder of this opinion.
Okay, here's Jerry Van Dyke, on Liza Minnelli's variety show, using
actual audio from the Lone Ranger's origin story on radio as the basis
for a comedy routine...pay special attention starting about 6:09 as
Tonto reveals the fate of the other rangers and what that means for John
http://youtu.be/Kcu7yLd_h1E
Ah, those were the days! When a routine could go for 7 1/2 minutes
without interruption (and in a single take), and it shows why Dick
Van Dyke said that Jerry was the _funny_ one in the family. How many hundreds of times must he have done it for audiences to hone it so
perfectly!

I've been watching *The Dick Van Dyke Show* on Decades recently, and
it's remarkable how much like him he sounds (even as early as *My Mother
the Car*, he didn't really). Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be
a date on the clip -- Liza looks impossibly young (and slender).

Neither Wikip https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liza_Minnelli#Television

nor a TV Guide page on her or *The Complete Guide to Prime-Time ...*
knows of a Liza Minnelli Show (it would have been a summer replacement?).

It may have been an episode of *The Judy Garland Show* (1963-64), on
which he was a regular

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Van_Dyke#Television_career

so Liza would have been 17 or 18.
RH Draney
2020-01-05 20:28:37 UTC
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Post by RH Draney
Okay, here's Jerry Van Dyke, on Liza Minnelli's variety show, using
actual audio from the Lone Ranger's origin story on radio as the basis
for a comedy routine...pay special attention starting about 6:09 as
Tonto reveals the fate of the other rangers and what that means for John
http://youtu.be/Kcu7yLd_h1E
Ah, those were the days! When a routine could go for 7 1/2 minutes
without interruption (and in a single take), and it shows why Dick
Van Dyke said that Jerry was the _funny_ one in the family. How many hundreds of times must he have done it for audiences to hone it so
perfectly!
I've been watching *The Dick Van Dyke Show* on Decades recently, and
it's remarkable how much like him he sounds (even as early as *My Mother
the Car*, he didn't really). Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be
a date on the clip -- Liza looks impossibly young (and slender).
Neither Wikip https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liza_Minnelli#Television
nor a TV Guide page on her or *The Complete Guide to Prime-Time ...*
knows of a Liza Minnelli Show (it would have been a summer replacement?).
It may have been an episode of *The Judy Garland Show* (1963-64), on
which he was a regular
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Van_Dyke#Television_career
so Liza would have been 17 or 18.
Jerry was a semi-regular on Judy's show but only once when Liza was a
guest (daughter's only other appearance was the Christmas show a month
later), and IMDb seems to think it was episode #1.8, airing less than a
week before the JFK assassination...another guest on the same show was
Soupy Sales....r

Snidely
2020-01-01 07:54:42 UTC
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I don't rely on a spellchecker and I betcha you do.
Spellcheckers don't correct proper names Bozo. "Mr. Roger rogers
Mrs. Roger on Fridays. Roger and out."
P.S. I did not know the meaning of 'Tonto' in Portuguese, Spanish
or Italian until yesterday.
You'd better tell that to snidely. He thinks that everyone knows.
Actually, I was the one who asserted that everyone knows. (And I don't
speak any of those three languages.) My assertion was based on the
belief that everyone has heard those jokes about the Lone Ranger.
Apparently I was wrong.
To be honest, *I* didn't know that Tonto had a Spanish meaning.
Perhaps I was hung up by the use of music by the Italian horse opera
set in Switzerland.
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By the way, how can a "lone" ranger have a companion?
The loneliest place is in a crowd. Like a few hours ago in Times
Square.

/dps
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" Very much so, and I'd recommend the haggis wontons."
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Athel Cornish-Bowden
2020-01-01 08:19:57 UTC
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I don't rely on a spellchecker and I betcha you do.
Spellcheckers don't correct proper names Bozo. "Mr. Roger rogers
Mrs. Roger on Fridays. Roger and out."
P.S. I did not know the meaning of 'Tonto' in Portuguese, Spanish
or Italian until yesterday.
You'd better tell that to snidely. He thinks that everyone knows.
Actually, I was the one who asserted that everyone knows. (And I don't
speak any of those three languages.) My assertion was based on the
belief that everyone has heard those jokes about the Lone Ranger.
Apparently I was wrong.
To be honest, *I* didn't know that Tonto had a Spanish meaning.
Perhaps I was hung up by the use of music by the Italian horse opera
set in Switzerland.
OK. My apologies to you and Peter (I don't usually have any difficulty
telling you apart.)
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Post by Peter Moylan
By the way, how can a "lone" ranger have a companion?
The loneliest place is in a crowd. Like a few hours ago in Times Square.
/dps
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