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  1. Story Friday September 21, 2018

    I hate it when my inner elephant gets involved in my internal dialogue. It always blames everything on my inner donkey, and vice versa. And the "Don't Think Of..." object from when I was a kid was usually a Polar Bear.
  2. This Day In History

    21 September 1170 – The Kingdom of Dublin falls to Norman invaders. The Vikings keep declining rematch offers from the Fighting Irish. 1435 – The Congress of Arras causes Burgundy to switch sides in the Hundred Years' War. Wait a minute. Congress can just tell countries to switch sides in a war and they'll do it? We could legislate world peace and all it would take is for a majority of both houses to agree... OK, I see the problem. 1745 – A Hanoverian army is defeated, in ten minutes, by the Jacobite forces of Prince Charles Edward Stuart. A little appreciated aspect of German efficiency. If you're going to lose, you are better off losing quickly and getting on with the rest of your day. 1780 – American Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans to West Point. Giving the West Point plans to the British was Treason. But at least he didn't give the West Point plans to the Naval Academy. That would be Blasphemy. 1792 – French Revolution: The National Convention abolishes the monarchy and ends the Gregorian calendar. Neither decision lasts. 1937 – J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, is published. Although if Bilbo's Hobbit nature had been portrayed accurately, the novel would have been Here and Here Again Without Going There. 1964 – The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world's fastest bomber, makes its maiden flight from Palmdale, California. Nearly everyone in the military concedes that it was obsolete before it was built. The landing gear would not retract when it was flown from the manufacturer to the Air Force, so the Mach 3 fighter's maiden flight was under 400 mph. 1967 – Fred McFeely Rogers begins taping the first episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood at WQED, Pittsburgh. Throwing horse shoes had been a game for centuries. Who knew it could be fun to throw human shoes? 2003 – The Galileo spacecraft is terminated by sending it into Jupiter's atmosphere. Apparently NASA did not want to litter on any of Jupiter's moons. But Jupiter itself is big enough that no one will notice if we seep an old satellite under the Great Red Spot.
  3. Story Friday September 14, 2018

    In spite of her personal feelings for the man, Mrs Kitsune may still respect Adrian's ability as a educator. Remember, she is far more aware of Nanase's abilities and activities than she admits to her daughter. Perhaps putting Nanase in contact with people like Adrian and Sensei Greg is a deliberate choice? Just because Mrs Kitsune has some magical awareness and ability does not necessarily mean that she is a good magical teacher. And by stating objections, she had given Nanase a way out if her daughter wasn't serious about the esoteric. Noriko's plan was for Tedd to be her apprentice, but she was ready to leave her child when that wand failed to detect magical ability. Mrs Kitsune may have decided that she needed to be a mother to her children and let others be their teachers.
  4. This Day In History

    ARRR!!!! Avast and heave to ye scurvy dogs. It be the nineteenth of Septembarrrr. Talk Like A Pirate Day. Aye, and some otharrrr things happened on this here day in history. Here be a few... 1676 – Jamestown is burned to the ground by the forces of Nathaniel Bacon during Bacon's Rebellion. But Bacon is good. Bacon makes everything better. Bacon is our delicious friend... 1778 – The Continental Congress passes the first United States federal budget. Majority side, "We did the best we could with what we had". Minority side, "You squandered resources from your children's children". Repeat annually for the next 240 years. 1952 – The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England. Apparently Joseph McCarthy and/or J Edgar Hoover were not fans. 1982 – The Death of Language – Scott Fahlman posts the first documented emoticons :-) and :-( on the Carnegie Mellon University bulletin board system. 1985 – Tipper Gore and other political wives form the Parents Music Resource Center as Frank Zappa and other musicians testify at U.S. Congressional hearings on obscenity in rock music. This is why relatives of politicians need real jobs. Otherwise they try to do what their spouses, siblings, or parents were elected or appointed to do, and usually with less than desirable results. 1991 – Ötzi the Iceman is discovered in the Alps on the border between Italy and Austria. It doesn't matter if they seal you in a pyramid or a glacier. If you leave an well preserved corpse, someone is bound to think that you should be a scientific specimen.
  5. Wild Speculation version 3.14159265...

    Right Idea. But what song should be playing?
  6. Wild Speculation version 3.14159265...

    Crazy idea, but who knows? Adrian Raven walks into a rarely used room in his house and finds it unnaturally dark and silent. Then a sustained double low C is heard and a dim light forms in the shadow. The tone grows into the opening of Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss. At the first crescendo light fills the area revealing the regenerating Pandora in the form of the Space Baby from 2001.
  7. Wild Speculation version 3.14159265...

    For some reason, Illjwamh's recent comments about how he classifies characters in the counting thread got me thinking about the Opening Credits to EGS. I'm imagining it something like Happy Days Elliot would be first, like Ron Howard Even though Tedd no longer has the second most Canon appearances, the young Verres would probably be second out of tradition. The other under 30 characters with over 100 canon appearances would generally be listed in order of number of appearances as of the start of the current season. Adrian Raven would probably make the list after all the "kids". Pandora was a prominent character, in the "season" that ended in August 2018. She was probably in the credits that season, but not in the current season. This could change based on how much of a splash she wants to make with her reappearance. And Edward Verres would have the last character credit, like Tom Bosley as Howard Cunningham.
  8. Crossover with Kim Possible?!!!

    On the other hand... Given Grace's attitude towards casual nudity, could she possibly have some Naked Mole Rat in her genetic makeup?
  9. Crossover with Kim Possible?!!!

    It might have worked as a One Shot, Filler, Sketchbook, or stand alone NP comic back in the early days of EGS. The Mouse's legal team probably would have regarded it much like all the other KP fan art out there. But the Disney Lawyers can be very protective of their property if it is used commercially. And Dan has been making money off EGS for some time now. Maybe not much, but it doesn't take much blood to attract sharks. Setting aside the copyright issues. It would be difficult to work the KP & Co characters into one of the long EGS story arcs organically. That said, with a new live action Kim Possible movie scheduled to premier on the Disney Chanel next year, it will probably be quickly released to video. There are ways the EGS characters might talk about Kim Possible within the context of the comic. Susan and Elliot discussing the video on their review show comes to mind almost immediately. Or perhaps Justin and Grace playing that instead of Spaceballs during the card tournament. After all, Nanase and Ellen were more than ready to solve a mystery. Or rewrite history. Woo-oo.
  10. NP Friday Sep 7, 2018

    But can she transform a Gingham Dog into a Calico Cat?
  11. To the forum at large

    If you throw someone to the Alligators, the worst the gators can do is eat the victim. If you throw someone to the Senate? That can get very nasty...
  12. This Day In History

    18 September 1066 – Norwegian King Harald Hardrada (he also claimed the throne of Denmark and who knows what else) lands with Tostig Godwinson at the mouth of the Humber River and begins his invasion of England. English forces eventually kill Hardrada at the Battle of Stamford Bridge and England's King Harold Godwinson keeps his crown. Under most circumstances, repelling one foreign invader/usurper in a given year is more than enough. 1714 – George I arrives in Great Britain after becoming king on August 1st. It took him a while to find his way since he had never been there before. 1837 – Tiffany & Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City. The store is called a "stationery and fancy goods emporium". They still deal in "Fancy Goods". 1919 – The Netherlands gives women the right to vote. The Dutch Kingdom also gives women the right to pay their own way on a date. 1927 – The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air. Despite what the name may suggest this is an English language radio, and later television, network operating in the USA. 1928 – Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro crossing of the English Channel. Ok, the Autogyro may not be quite what Juan De La Cierva originally had in mind when he set out to design an aircraft that wouldn't stall at slow speeds. And it may be so rarely used that spellcheck doesn't recognize the name "autogyro" as a standard English word. But at least it still beats an Ornithopter. 1931 – The Mukden Incident gives Japan a pretext to invade and occupy Manchuria. Manchuria, don't blame your self for "Giving Japan an Excuse". If a country is looking for a pretext for military activity, they will usually find it. 1939 – World War II: The radio show Germany Calling begins transmitting Nazi propaganda. Even with an announcer named Lord Haw Haw, the show really isn't all that funny. 1943 – World War II: Adolf Hitler orders the deportation of Danish Jews. The orders didn't specify neutral Sweden as the destination. But somehow that is where most of them went. 1945 – General Douglas MacArthur moves his command headquarters to Tokyo. With the Japanese Emperor scheduled to renounce his divinity, MacArthur wanted to be in position to take up that mantle. 1948 – Operation Polo is terminated after the Indian Army accepts the surrender of the army of Hyderabad. When Britain gave up its control over India and Pakistan, the so-called Princely States that were not directly controlled by Britain technically had the right to remain independent, or seek unification with India or Pakistan on their own terms. Apparently India didn't agree with that part of the treaty. 2001 – The 2001 Anthrax attacks begin. The enduring lesson is that using the US Postal Service may be the least effective way to spread Anthrax.
  13. Crossover with Kim Possible?!!!

    I saw this a long time ago. Back when I was much more active in the Kimmunity and before I found EGS. I didn't realize what was up with the "Purple Haired" kid at the time. Ron getting turned into a girl is a frequent theme in KP fanfics and fan art.
  14. This Day In History

    17 September I can't believe you forgot the big one... 1859 – Joshua A. Norton contacts the newspapers of San Francisco, California, and declares himself "Norton I, Emperor of the United States." Mainstream historians would later try to revise history by portraying the Emperor as insane. But does declaring yourself a ruler without the support of the citizens, religion, military, or other politicians really mean that you are insane?
  15. To the forum at large

    If you're not feeling well, take all the time you need. Moderator is not a duty that should compromise your health or sanity. Your sanity needs to be compromised before you take the job. I don't see what the problem would be. Given a choice between Senators and Alligators? Well, I think you know which side I support.
  16. What Are You Ingesting?

    I don't know much about Grocery Store Knackwurst. But, if you go to the Delicatessen Store...
  17. Crazy Counting Guy

    Please, not another color argument. I still haven't recovered from "The Dress".
  18. This Day In History

    16 September 1620 – Pilgrims set sail from England on the Mayflower... Skip ahead a few years... So now a New York department store holds a parade to advertise Christmas shopping while the rest of America eats a turkey late in November. 1701 – James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the "Old Pretender", becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland. Guys, "what-if" games are a fine academic exercise. But by the Eighteenth Century, Britain was already more "Parliamentary" than "Monarchy". Parliament said that the crown would pass through Sophia of Hanover instead of any other descendant of that King they named after the Bible. Holding your breath until you're as blue as the Nile won't make the government drop what they're doing and put you in charge. 1810 – With the Grito de Dolores, the Cry of Dolores, Father Miguel Hidalgo begins Mexico's fight for independence from Spain. A few people in the Spanish government begin to question if perhaps they should have saved some of that gold they had been looting from the Americas rather than spend it on European wars as soon as they moved it over the Atlantic. 1893 – Settlers make a land run for prime land in the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma. This is the fourth and largest of the Oklahoma homesteading land runs. And once again "Sooners", or settlers entering the designated territory before the event officially began, claim much of the best land. A majority of the legitimate participants were unable to secure claims for themselves. 1908 – The General Motors Corporation is founded. "...what was good for our country was good for General Motors, and vice versa." Charles E. Wilson, GM CEO, 1952, in Confirmation hearings before the Senate Armed Services Committee. 1920 – The Wall Street bombing: A bomb in a horse wagon explodes in front of the J. P. Morgan building in New York City killing 38 people and injuring 40. The property damage, other than the horse and wagon, was mostly superficial. The human victims were mostly young messengers, clerks, and stenographers. It is suspected that the perpetrator was an anti-capitalist agitator. Possibly Communist or Anarchist. Unfortunately for the bomber, the most wealthy and powerful capitalists escaped injury. Unfortunately for justice, New York's zeal to clean up the mess and get back to work the next day wound up destroying most of the evidence so no particular culprit was ever identified or prosecuted. 1945 – World War II: The Japanese occupation of Hong Kong comes to an end. Is it possible they some how didn't get word that the rest of the Japanese Empire had already surrendered two weeks ago? 1955 – The military coup to unseat President Juan Perón of Argentina is launched at midnight. Don't cry for me, Argentina. And while you're at it, don't shoot or arrest me either. 1961 – The United States National Hurricane Research Project drops eight cylinders of silver iodide into the eyewall of Hurricane Esther. Wind speed happens to fall by 10%, giving rise to Project Stormfury. Fidel Castro and a generation of conspiracy theorists are convinced that the US Government is controlling hurricanes as weapons. The US Government, in actual reality, is forced to concede a point that the legitimate meteorologists claimed all along. Humans can't control hurricanes. A terrifying prospect. 1966 – The Metropolitan Opera House opens at Lincoln Center in New York City with the world premiere of Samuel Barber's opera Antony and Cleopatra. Why must so many Operas about Egypt revolve around that Ptolemaic Queen? Sneferu led quite the colorful life. And Imhotep more than deserves artistic recognition. Cleo just accelerated the end of both an independent Egypt and the Republic of Rome. 1976 – Armenian champion swimmer Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from a trolleybus that had fallen into a Yerevan reservoir. Injuries and infections from this event end his competitive career. The title "Hero" is used a lot in sports. So often that many people forget what it is actually supposed to mean. 1987 – The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion. This is good news indeed. Now can someone pass the SPF One Million Sunblock?
  19. This Day In History

    14 September 1656 – Birth of Thomas Baker, English historian and author. Official records state that he died in 1746. But we know that Tom Baker is just one alias for a historical expert with a unique perspective. 1741 – George Frideric Handel completes his oratorio Messiah. The work would not premier until the next April. Which means that the Christmas of 1741 was the last time no one demanded that the Hallelujah Chorus be included in the Christmas Concert. 1752 – In the last step of a process that had taken almost two years, the British Empire adopts the Gregorian calendar by skipping eleven days (the previous day was September 2). Of course, no where in the legislation is the Gregorian Calendar specifically mentioned. This was entirely an original idea on the part of the British Parliament that just happened to synchronize their dates to the calendar being used in the rest of Western Europe. 1812 – Napoleonic Wars: The French Grande Armée enters Moscow. The Fire of Moscow begins as soon as Russian troops leave the city. And if we are to believe Tchaikovsky, both the French and Russian army bands were forced to replace their regular percussion with artillery. 1954 – In a top secret nuclear test, a Soviet Tu-4 bomber drops a 40 kiloton atomic weapon just north of Totskoye village. Not to get too nitpicky, but, if we know about it, was it really "Top Secret"? 1956 – The IBM 305 RAMAC is introduced, the first commercial computer to use disk storage. Up until this point, the only disk concerns with computers would be the swollen disks between the vertebrae of the people trying to move those early computers. 1959 – According to the official records, the Soviet probe Luna 2 crashes onto the Moon, becoming the first man-made object to reach it. But how did Beethoven write the Moonlight Sonata without going there? 1975 – The first American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, is canonized by Pope Paul VI. Apparently, deceased American Catholics are not causing enough miraculous intercessions to get noticed by the Vatican. Even after you're dead, you can still help your country. 2007 – Financial crisis of 2007–2008: The Northern Rock bank experiences the first bank run in the United Kingdom in 150 years. But according to Mary Poppins, there was a run on a bank in London in 1910. Please don't make me chose between encyclopaedical or Disney history. 2015 – The first observation of gravitational waves was made. But the official announcement by the teams studying the LIGO and Virgo collaborations was not made until 11 February 2016. Deliberately checking data for months before making a significant announcement? What would happen if politicians and mainstream news sources got into that kind of habit?
  20. NP, Wednesday September 12, 2018

    You have offended someone. We won't say who you offended. We won't say what you did that was offensive to them. We won't say what you must change before we will change our judgement. Now stop doing the things so objectionable that we can't even say what they were. … Criticism at its most constructive.
  21. This Day In History

    13 September 509 BC – The Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus on Rome's Capitoline Hill is dedicated. It can also transform into a tractor-trailer or a large humanoid robot. 1437 – Battle of Tangier: a Portuguese expeditionary force initiates a failed attempt to seize the Moroccan citadel of Tangier. Next time, the Portuguese Navy should just buy a few tangerine trees. They will grow almost anywhere in greenhouses. 1541 – After three years of exile, John Calvin returns to Geneva to reform the church under a body of doctrine known as Calvinism. Almost as if he was predestined to lead this reformation... 1743 – Great Britain, Austria and the Kingdom of Sardinia sign the Treaty of Worms. This treaty was one of the worst diplomatic moves Britain ever made. But I will take any opportunity to mention the City of Worms. 1791 – King Louis XVI of France accepts the new constitution. A nice gesture. But probably too little, too late. 1814 – In a turning point in the War of 1812, the British fail to capture Baltimore. During the battle, Francis Scott Key composes his poem "Defence of Fort McHenry", which is later set to music and becomes the United States' national anthem. But there had to be better tunes that could fit the meter of the poem. Singing John Stafford Smith's Anacreontic Song is not as easy as entwining the myrtle of Venus with Bacchus's vine. 1848 – Vermont railroad worker Phineas Gage survives an iron rod 1 1⁄4 inches (3.2 cm) in diameter being driven through his brain; the reported effects on his behavior and personality stimulate thinking about the nature of the brain and its functions. One of the first assumptions to be challenged is that a human brain through which an iron rod has been driven can not function. 1899 – Henry Bliss is the first person in the United States to be killed in an automobile accident. He would not be the last. 1985 – Super Mario Bros. is released in Japan for the Famicom (NES), which starts the Super Mario series of platforming games. If human history somehow survives this, it has a chance of surviving anything. 1987 – Goiânia accident: A radioactive object is stolen from an abandoned hospital in Goiânia, Brazil, contaminating many people in the following weeks and causing some to die from radiation poisoning. Turns out that radioactive material does not stop being radioactive when you are done using it. Who knew?
  22. Story Wednesday September 12, 2018

    My Id, however, has made me into the most remarkable human being ever. Just ask it.
  23. This Day In History

    12 September 490 BC – Battle of Marathon: The conventionally accepted date for the Battle of Marathon. Some sources insist that the date was a month earlier based on excuses the Spartans gave for not participating in the fight. The Athenians and their Plataean allies defeat the first Persian invasion force of Greece. This proved two things to the Greeks. First, the Persians were not invincible. Second, the other Greek states could defend themselves without relying on or submitting to Sparta. 1213 – Albigensian Crusade: Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, defeats Peter II of Aragon at the Battle of Muret. This was A Crusade where French Nobles didn't need to leave their home country or learn a foreign language. Plus they could still kill people to claim their victim's property with the blessings of the Church. 1846 – Elizabeth Barrett elopes with Robert Browning. Someone should write a poem about this. 1847 – Mexican–American War: the Battle of Chapultepec begins. Despite heavy losses, US Marines are victorious in a battle near an old Aztec fortress. Someone should write a song about this. 1933 – Leó Szilárd, waiting for a red light on Southampton Row in Bloomsbury, conceives the idea of the nuclear chain reaction. Designing the atomic bomb because he was stuck in traffic. This is the ultimate case of road rage. 1940 – Old graffiti is discovered in caves near Lascaux, France. Some see it as a treasure of prehistoric art. Others see it as a lot of bull. 1953 – U.S. Senator and future President John Fitzgerald Kennedy marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier at St. Mary's Church in Newport, Rhode Island. 1958 – Jack Kilby demonstrates the first working integrated circuit while working at Texas Instruments. That circuit was integrated without a court order and without the protection of Federal Marshals. 1962 – On their ninth anniversary, President Kennedy is overheard paraphrasing Jackie Gleason's "To the Moon" line to his wife, Jackie, at Rice University. Improvising, he expands this comment into the "We choose to go to the Moon" speech. 1966 – Gemini 11, the penultimate mission of NASA's Gemini program. This flight reaches an altitude of 739 nautical miles, and remains the current human altitude record holder. Except, of course, for the Apollo missions that went to the Moon. This is less than the drive from Detroit to Winnipeg or Pensacola. Less than the distance from Copenhagen to Monaco. Closer than Alexandria to Baghdad. 1983 – A Wells Fargo depot in West Hartford, Connecticut, United States, is robbed of approximately US$7 million by Los Macheteros. People robbing Wells Fargo? This was 1983, not 1893. 1983 – The USSR vetoes a United Nations Security Council Resolution deploring the Soviet destruction of Korean Air Lines Flight 007. Apparently nothing you do is deplorable as long as you have a Veto on the UN Security council. 1992 – In a desperate bid to prove their inclusiveness, NASA launches Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-47 which marked the 50th shuttle mission. On board are Mae Carol Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, Mamoru Mohri, the first Japanese citizen to fly in a US spaceship, and Mark Lee and Jan Davis, the first married couple in space.
  24. Story Wednesday September 12, 2018

    I am having trouble keeping score in this blame game. And despite the EGS Standard Operating Procedure, I don't see how we will be able to blame this one on Tedd.