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And, thanks to the drought, thar be gold for pickin' in the dried-out stream-beds of southern California: [^].
“The best hope is that one of these days the Ground will get disgusted enough just to walk away ~ leaving people with nothing more to stand ON than what they have so bloody well stood FOR up to now.” Kenneth Patchen, Poet
In the UK, any treasure must be legally declared and once the value has been assessed the finder and landowner split it 50/50. The temptation to keep what's found must be high. Teams of metal detectors operate at night so they can work unseen and thus vanish into the night if they find anything.
Still $10m is good pay-dirt if you can keep the money without paying tax on it.
Lucky buggers all the same.
If there is one thing more dangerous than getting between a bear and her cubs it's getting between my wife and her chocolate.
Between the state and the feds the taxmen will take close to half of it since the haul will put them in the top tax bracket. There's no explicit finders fee charged here though.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason? Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful? --Zachris Topelius
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies. -- Sarah Hoyt
I had been under the assumption that over the years guidance rating had actually become lax. By that I mean lower ratings had been allowing more vulgar, violence, and sexual innuendo.
I was mistaken.
Last night I was sitting with my (young) children and they were wanting to watch something. My daughter was struggling to find something on Netflix. I will often find an older movie or show I recall from my younger years and they do tend to enjoy it. In this case with the recent passing of Harold Ramis my mind zeroed in on Ghostbusters. I had recalled the "dogs" (gate keeper and key holder) and figured that was what may be questionable (my kids use to get scared easy). So I double checked the rating.
Ok, that should be fine. If I see my kids getting sqeemish with the evil dogs I can ease the worries etc.
Not too long into the movie I began to realize the lack of rating on vulgar. I am pretty sure every swear word is used in the movie except the F bomb. Forgot entirely about the scene towards the end -
Stantz to the Mayor: "This man is %@%#-less" EPA Guy: "These men something something or nother" Mayor: "Is this true?" Venkmen: "Its true. This man has no @#@#"
Well that was actually not so bad. My kids often miss quick words. Recently we did watch Planes Trains and Automobiles and the scene where Martin says "First, you will wipe that elephanting smile off your elephanting face because I am not in the elephanting moood as I went out to your elphanting lot, and there was no elephanting car. I then had to elephaniting walk through the elephanting lot and cross the elephanting highway to your elephanting desk to ask you..." and on and on. My wife and I looked at each other with the Oh oh look. Yep there it was. My youngest said "Hahaha he keeps saying elephanting", having no idea what she just said. Had our little talk all was well.
Anyway, none of those scenes in Ghostbusters (where vulgar is used excessively) so the words breezed by the children. However, the ghost trying to give Stantz a BJ got was noticed and got them asking "What is she doing?"
Computers have been intelligent for a long time now. It just so happens that the program writers are about as effective as a room full of monkeys trying to crank out a copy of Hamlet.
The interesting thing about software is it can not reproduce, until it can.
My kid (12) watched Ghostbusters for the first time a few weeks ago. And he watched Airplane! recently too. Last night (with the wife out) I considered watching Stripes with him, but he decided to watch Goonies. Oh, and I kinda tricked him into watching Spaceballs a few days ago too!
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. --- George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952) Those who fail to clear history are doomed to explain it. --- OriginalGriff (February 24, 1959 – ∞)