Archive for August, 2006

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E-QUIZ 25: Knights, Golden Fleece

For five points, who are the Knights of The Golden Fleece?


To those of you who follow the Educational quizzes: Last night while enjoying our gracious hospitality, Jek snooped through Quiz Central and uncovered the Big Book, the source for all quizzes. This gives Jek an unfair advantage and I’m asking what you think should be done. Hanging is too good. Tar and feathers come to […]


Recently, I received a warning regarding the use of the politically incorrect term “towel-heads”. We all need to be more sensitive in our choice of words. I was informed that the Islamic terrorists who hate our guts and want to kill us don’t like being called towel-heads, since the item they wear on their heads […]

Which way is North?…..

On maps and blueprints North is almost always toward the top of the page (in the U. S. of A. anyway)….. Notice I said “almost”….. Yesterday I started a cost estimation on a new building to be built at Edmond Memorial High School ( a suburb of OKC)….. I pulled up the Roof Plan page […]

Pluto’s not a Planet anymore?….

I was kinda fond of Pluto….. But, here’s the scoop from ABC News: Leading astronomers declared Thursday that Pluto is no longer a planet under historic new guidelines that downsize the solar system from nine planets to eight. After a tumultuous week of clashing over the essence of the cosmos, the International Astronomical Union stripped […]

E-QUIZ 24: Column of Antoninus?

What is on the Column of Antoninus?

Oklahoma Geography

Since the last “Educational Quiz” was geographically based, I saw a story on the news about this couple that visited every city, town, ville, ghost town, and hole-in-the-wall in the state of Oklahoma….. It took them six years and over 32,000 miles to do it….. Why?….. I don’t know…. They were retired, but, have since […]

E-QUIZ 23: Eight States

What are the names of the eight states which retain the Indian names of their chief rivers? One point for each state.

Hi Everyone

I have been away for a while as I have been running all over the country lots more than usual. I also have been spending a lot of time on SFN ( Stern fan Network) But I will still call MR Central home. Just wanted to say hi to all and I am thinking of […]

Leave It To O.G.& E…….

O.G.& E. is our local electric company….. Today they had a sub-station go down causing power outages in South OKC, Moore, and Norman (home of OU) resulting in 3,800 customers burning-up in the 105 degree temperature we had today (and yesterday, and tomorrow)….. Not one to call them liars as to the reason this happened […]

E-QUIZ 22: Heavenly Animals

One point each (big possible point total) for each animal you can name that was admitted to Heaven. Only special, specific animals were admitted (despite what your parents told you about that gold fish)…..that is, not whole species. *Special bonus points to the one that gets them all. This is a big one. *Minus points […]

A Little Help From My Friends……

My poor old Sony Vaio laptop has been having problems with the CD drive and the hard drive is too small….. My C-drive is so full I can’t De-frag it and I can’t find that many programs and data that I can move over to the D-drive which is also approaching full….. Jek found me […]


It’s getting close to that time of year again….. Baseball’s already into the season and football’s cranking up now….. I thought it might be interesting for everyone into sports (or not) to pick the winners – The World Series – College National Football Champions – Superbowl Champions….. A friend of mine who’s into sports picked […]