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Posted: 5 Days 12 Hours ago by: Keith F. LynchThere's a place aptly named "Seven Corners" here in Virginia. It's the corner of Route 7 (Leesburg Pike), East Broad Street, Route 50 (Arlington Boulevard), Sleepy Hollow Road, Hillwood Avenue, and Wilson Boulevard. It's easily found by
Posted: 5 Days 14 Hours ago by: Joy BeesonWould a five-point intersection be stronger or weaker? Does it matter whether it's five separate roads, or some of the roads continue through the intersection? (Every time I leave home, I have to deal with the intersection of Winona Av
Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: Keith F. LynchThat would indeed be mystifying. Especially since lowercase wasn't invented until several centuries later.
Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: Someone ElseIn Message-ID:<email@example.com>, Gary McGath <garym@REMOVEmcgathREMOVE.com> wrote: Imagine you were a vampire nowhere near the Middle East and don't know who Jesus is but the day after he dies you gotta figure out why lower
Posted: 5 Days 20 Hours ago by: Gary McGathAnother possibility: When a vampire victim dies, the soul goes to the Christian Heaven or Hell. The vampire spirit that takes over the body witnesses this happening and learns empirically that Christianity is true. The vampire, regardl
Posted: 5 Days 21 Hours ago by: Tim MerriganThat would depend on why the cross is significant. If it's as a representation of Christianity, then yeah, it shouldn't have any effect on non Christians, but if, for instance, it significance is as a representation of a Cross road (whe
Posted: 5 Days 23 Hours ago by: Gary McGathThe standard joke about Jewish vampires is that holding up a cross fails to ward them off. Does it do that?
Posted: 5 Days 23 Hours ago by: Gary McGathThe code of conduct for Pemmi-Con, the 2023 NASFiC, is at https://main.pemmi-con.ca/policies/code-of-conduct/ I'll give it a passing grade. It specifies that "harassment is any behaviour that _intentionally_ annoys, threatens, or ala
Posted: 5 Days 23 Hours ago by: Gary McGathA lot of people are fleeing to Mastodon, though they may not understand its distributed model. I can be found at https://liberdon.com/@gmcgath
Posted: 6 Days ago by: firstname.lastname@example.orgTHE MT VOID 11/18/22 -- Vol. 41, No. 21, Whole Number 2250 Co-Editor: Mark Leeper, email@example.com Co-Editor: Evelyn Leeper, firstname.lastname@example.org Sending Address: email@example.com All material is the opinion of the au
Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: Alan Woodford---snip--- I wonder how many of the Twitterati have even heard of Usenet, let alone want a Twitter "alternative" whare you can't post pictures or video... And no, I don't have a Twitter account! Alan Woodford The Greying Lensman
Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: Keith F. LynchNot dead. By my count, there have been 920 rasff posts by 53 people so far in 2022. And that doesn't count people in my killfile. Things have been relatively quiet for the past couple years due to fewer cons, which in turn is due to co
Posted: 6 Days 12 Hours ago by: Joy BeesonTLDNR Wednesday, 3 August 2022 Owing to a mysterious disaster and inept use of backups, I lost my "sent" file and all of rec.arts.sf.fandom, and didn't notice either until it was far too late to retrieve them. I moped around for a few
Posted: 6 Days 12 Hours ago by: PentobarbitalComprar Nembutal Sodium Pentobarbital para la eutanasia Orden/Correo electrónico de contacto: nembinfo (@)duck(.)com La búsqueda para comprar Nembutal en línea aumenta diariamente. Muchas razones explican este aumento en la demanda de N
Posted: 10 Days 8 Hours ago by: KevrobAdditional: Link from the File 770 comments: https://www.dailypress.com/news/crime/dp-nw-fatal-hit-and-run-york-county-20221113-tkja5zmyavc4zik2ldruralthi-story.html
Posted: 11 Days 11 Hours ago by: KevrobBastard H&R drivers! It gets dark early this time of year. Wear a high-visibility vest if you are out for a stroll, especially at twilight or in the dark. I like to hold a flashlight. I was out walking and riding the bus this aftern
Posted: 12 Days 12 Hours ago by: Keith F. LynchMartin Morse Wooster, big-name Maryland fan, winner of fannish trivia contests, co-founder of PRSFS, was killed at age 64, while walking in Williamsburg, by a hit-and-run driver last night. https://file770.com/martin-morse-wooster-1957-202
Posted: 12 Days 18 Hours ago by: KevrobIn 1992's "Batman Returns," the character played by Christopher Walken is named "Max Shreck," with only the one "c." https://batman.fandom.com/wiki/ A wink from Tim Burton?
Posted: 12 Days 20 Hours ago by: Gary McGathOn October 28, I provided live accompaniment for Nosferatu at the Plaistow, NH public library. The version the library used replaced the characters' names with the names of Stoker's characters. Count Orlok became Count Dracula, Hutter
Posted: 13 Days ago by: firstname.lastname@example.orgTHE MT VOID 11/11/22 -- Vol. 41, No. 20, Whole Number 2249 Co-Editor: Mark Leeper, email@example.com Co-Editor: Evelyn Leeper, firstname.lastname@example.org Sending Address: email@example.com All material is the opinion of the au
Posted: 18 Days 7 Hours ago by: Charles PackerBy Feb. 1923 the ladies' columns of newspapers were almost demanding that women get aboard the Egyptian fashion bandwagon.
Posted: 18 Days 17 Hours ago by: Andrew LoveAnd inspiring a song by Steve Martin as well.
Posted: 19 Days 18 Hours ago by: Charles PackerFor what it's worth, newspaper archives show that the Tomb Raiders game was first advertised in British papers starting Oct 31, 1996 (Halloween!). It didn't hit the American papers until Nov 23, with accelerating advertising (and rave
Posted: 20 Days 1 Hour ago by: firstname.lastname@example.orgTHE MT VOID 11/04/22 -- Vol. 41, No. 19, Whole Number 2248 Co-Editor: Mark Leeper, email@example.com Co-Editor: Evelyn Leeper, firstname.lastname@example.org Sending Address: email@example.com All material is the opinion of the au
Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, JohnSaw a TV programme (Channel 4 UK) last night; a British Archeologist (of Yemeni origin) went through the "Curse" and biographies of some of those involved. One chap was still looking for Imenhotep's grave - they're still at it. As a gi
Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: Kerr-Mudd, Johnhttps://www.channel4.com/programmes/tutankhamun-secrets-of-the-tomb The presenter seems to have been inspired by Lara Croft's Tombraider.
Posted: 20 Days 15 Hours ago by: Joy BeesonWe are headed there in a handbasket.
Posted: 20 Days 22 Hours ago by: Keith F. LynchKing Tut's tomb was discovered a century ago yesterday, inspiring everything from monster movies featuring mummies to action movies featuring Harrison Ford. It was 32 centuries old when found, 33 centuries old now. But it was part of Egyp
Posted: 24 Days 15 Hours ago by: Keith F. LynchSigh. By "first" I meant the first of the two movies mentioned. (The title character of the second movie mentioned was played by Elsa Lanchester.) But then I realized some might misinterpret it as you did, so I put the release year i
Posted: 24 Days 17 Hours ago by: Gary McGathIt wasn't the first. There was a short silent movie in 1910 called Frankenstein, very loosely based on the novel. Augustus Phillips played the title role and Charles Ogle was the monster. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ-OrfJHHro
Posted: 24 Days 20 Hours ago by: Keith F. LynchMore challenging is the trick question about the first (1931) movie, "Who played the title character?" Most people say "Boris Karloff" if they say anything. The correct answer is Colin Clive.
Posted: 24 Days 21 Hours ago by: John HallIn message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, David Langford <email@example.com> writes LOL! He certainly has the hair for it.
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Posted: 25 Days 9 Hours ago by: The DoctorGroup : rec.arts.sf.fandom Statistics : from 10/1/2022 to 10/31/2022 ***** Users with most messages ***** num| Name | Nb Msg | size | or. | % ----|-----------------------------------|--------|--------|-----|
Posted: 27 Days 2 Hours ago by: firstname.lastname@example.orgTHE MT VOID 10/28/22 -- Vol. 41, No. 18, Whole Number 2247 Co-Editor: Mark Leeper, email@example.com Co-Editor: Evelyn Leeper, firstname.lastname@example.org Sending Address: email@example.com All material is the opinion of the au
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