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Sky is blue, if I recall correctly, do to Raleigh scattering of sunlight. Oxygen, a ground-state triplet, is polarize and is probably responsible form much of aforesaid upper-atmosphere interaction. There's also ozone.
Manhole covers are round to make them easy to (re)place as they don't have to have corners/sides aligned with the hole. Others believe they are so shaped to fool hobbits into thinking it's a doorway to someone's home.
The current shrinking size phenomenon is associated with the "less for for" style of profit. They give you less, and charge the same/more. They now get to charge even more for the "larger size" because it's a "larger size", irregardless of that fact that a few years ago, it was the standard size.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
Not only are you correct but it's done with great imagination. One I remember, in particular, is the "Charmin" commercials - "Please don't squeeze the Charmin".
It was based upon the now softer rolls which were puffed up because some realized the technology to minutely wrinkle the paper would make the sheets stay further apart: less paper in the same volume. This was actually continued to the point where a roll was something like 160 sheets (vs. the ever reliable Scotties rolls of 1000 sheets at the other end). It's no accident that, thanks to this technology, ordinary supermarkets sell wipes in packages of 20 rolls - for Charmin user's, about a weeks worth.
Now, of course, there's the new 'larger rolls' - fitting in exactly as you described.
My favorite TV ad was the one that held the wipes up to a candle and noted you could see through the competitor's sheets. A certain time of genius is involved and I admire it.
Sunday morning. All the time in the world to have sume fun with the computer. And let's see what's on TV. No Adam West today. Not even William Shatner. It's Airwolf. Ok, why not? The Bell Triple Two[^] always was a sight.
Just in time to see Airwolf saving a civilian Huey from another Vietnam style Huey. Boom, splash one bad Huey. But the good Huey went into a dive and both pilots were desperately pulling back the cyclic sticks and ignoring the collective control entirely.
Guys, you do know what kind of aircraft you are flying? Pulling back the stick may work with an airplane, with a whirlybird you are in for a stunt of which I'm not sure a huey would even survive.
So what would happen? The helicopter would do a backflip, Salto Mortale backwards, and I'm quite certain that a Huey's semirigid rotor head was not constructed to deal with the forces that come into play when flying upside down. What an impressive stunt, if they had really tried that and the stuntmen had survived it.
Writer: "So we want the heli to do a backflip."
Consultant: "Yeah, that's not going to work."
Writer: "But it looks hella cool though! We doing this!"
Fans: "Hell yeah, that helicopter was hella cool! "
I mean, I'm watching an action movie, not the news or a documentary.
Sure, but I don't just watch silly movies. It's too late to charge batteries and get out on the field, but I'm going to practice some backflips right now on the simulator. How hard can it be?
My first loops involuntarily became backflips because I pulled back the cyclic way too hard. How about doing half a backflip and then roll back to a normal position while flying forward? Timing is everything, but on the simulator I can crash as many helicopters as I like. Where is the USB cable?
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.
I'd agree - sort of, the themed version can be fun.
But ... the theme has to be thought out, "harry Potter spell names" just didn't work.
How about we go back to the original, but the first week of each month* (or first two weeks) we go themed?
* Starts on "first Monday of the month"
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Fine by me - the problem with the theme is, It prevents otherwise good cryptic solvers from answering if they don't know the theme. The Harry potter one was a prime example and in my opinion poorly constructed ( no offence intended chaps ).
"We can't stop here - this is bat country" - Hunter S Thompson - RIP
... on awakening, today, had a strange little internal psychodrama as I stumbled outside the house to make my am cuppa of soy-milk, palm tree sugar, coffee, coconut cream, butter, and infant formula for 3+ year-olds ... I was on-stage, playing the role of a pseudo-wise-man in a play which was a tragedy, directed, by mistake, as a comedy. I turned toward an audience of faces blurred out by the foot-lights, and intoned the following aside:
The cheapest profound thoughts are those we borrow from others.
The most expensive profound thoughts are those we refuse to think for ourselves.
The most profound thoughts, that cost us nothing, surround us, but we are too ...
And I "hung" there, a wide-eyed rabbit frozen in the glare of onrushing ontological headlights ... waiting for the last words to finish the soliloquy ...
... do you know what needed to be said to complete the last line ?
If you know, are you allowed to tell it to me ?
«One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.» Salvador Dali