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revbob wrote:
12 Dec 2019, 11:35pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Dec 2019, 4:08pm
… Orson Bean, who I only know from 1970s game shows, is still alive, plus he's originally from revbobmont.
And Burlington no less. Also from Wikipedia:
...His father was a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a fund-raiser for the Scottsboro Boys' defense, and a 20-year member of the campus police of Harvard College.[1] Among his other relatives is Calvin Coolidge...
An admirer of Laurel and Hardy, Bean, in 1964, served as a founding member of The Sons of the Desert, the international organization devoted to sharing information about the lives of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy and studying and enjoying their films...
Does Burlington have a statue of him?
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 8:59am
revbob wrote:
12 Dec 2019, 11:35pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Dec 2019, 4:08pm
… Orson Bean, who I only know from 1970s game shows, is still alive, plus he's originally from revbobmont.
And Burlington no less. Also from Wikipedia:
...His father was a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a fund-raiser for the Scottsboro Boys' defense, and a 20-year member of the campus police of Harvard College.[1] Among his other relatives is Calvin Coolidge...
An admirer of Laurel and Hardy, Bean, in 1964, served as a founding member of The Sons of the Desert, the international organization devoted to sharing information about the lives of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy and studying and enjoying their films...
Does Burlington have a statue of him?
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revbob wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 10:08am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 8:59am
revbob wrote:
12 Dec 2019, 11:35pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Dec 2019, 4:08pm
… Orson Bean, who I only know from 1970s game shows, is still alive, plus he's originally from revbobmont.
And Burlington no less. Also from Wikipedia:
...His father was a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a fund-raiser for the Scottsboro Boys' defense, and a 20-year member of the campus police of Harvard College.[1] Among his other relatives is Calvin Coolidge...
An admirer of Laurel and Hardy, Bean, in 1964, served as a founding member of The Sons of the Desert, the international organization devoted to sharing information about the lives of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy and studying and enjoying their films...
Does Burlington have a statue of him?
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That is not the man who capably assessed how dumb Dumb Dora was!
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 10:26am
revbob wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 10:08am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 8:59am
revbob wrote:
12 Dec 2019, 11:35pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Dec 2019, 4:08pm
… Orson Bean, who I only know from 1970s game shows, is still alive, plus he's originally from revbobmont.
And Burlington no less. Also from Wikipedia:
...His father was a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a fund-raiser for the Scottsboro Boys' defense, and a 20-year member of the campus police of Harvard College.[1] Among his other relatives is Calvin Coolidge...
An admirer of Laurel and Hardy, Bean, in 1964, served as a founding member of The Sons of the Desert, the international organization devoted to sharing information about the lives of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy and studying and enjoying their films...
Does Burlington have a statue of him?
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That is not the man who capably assessed how dumb Dumb Dora was!
No it isn't :disshame:

But years ago friends of mine draped him in a rainbow cape and had him waving a banner flag that said "I fought for Women's Rights " or something along those lines.

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revbob wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 4:49pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 10:26am
revbob wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 10:08am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 8:59am
revbob wrote:
12 Dec 2019, 11:35pm


And Burlington no less. Also from Wikipedia:
Does Burlington have a statue of him?
Image
That is not the man who capably assessed how dumb Dumb Dora was!
No it isn't :disshame:

But years ago friends of mine draped him in a rainbow cape and had him waving a banner flag that said "I fought for Women's Rights " or something along those lines.
So, Googling tells me it's some Civil War general I've never heard of. Do better, Vermont!
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 6:46pm
revbob wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 4:49pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 10:26am
revbob wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 10:08am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 8:59am


Does Burlington have a statue of him?
Image
That is not the man who capably assessed how dumb Dumb Dora was!
No it isn't :disshame:

But years ago friends of mine draped him in a rainbow cape and had him waving a banner flag that said "I fought for Women's Rights " or something along those lines.
So, Googling tells me it's some Civil War general I've never heard of. Do better, Vermont!

There's this too, but not in Burlington.
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revbob wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 7:35pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 6:46pm
revbob wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 4:49pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 10:26am
revbob wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 10:08am


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That is not the man who capably assessed how dumb Dumb Dora was!
No it isn't :disshame:

But years ago friends of mine draped him in a rainbow cape and had him waving a banner flag that said "I fought for Women's Rights " or something along those lines.
So, Googling tells me it's some Civil War general I've never heard of. Do better, Vermont!

There's this too, but not in Burlington.
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Civil War or AmRev?
Back off, or I'll blow the roof off—with sound!

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 7:42pm
revbob wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 7:35pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 6:46pm
revbob wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 4:49pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 10:26am


That is not the man who capably assessed how dumb Dumb Dora was!
No it isn't :disshame:

But years ago friends of mine draped him in a rainbow cape and had him waving a banner flag that said "I fought for Women's Rights " or something along those lines.
So, Googling tells me it's some Civil War general I've never heard of. Do better, Vermont!

There's this too, but not in Burlington.
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Civil War or AmRev?
Neither, Mormon. Joseph Smith was born in VT.

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revbob wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 7:47pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 7:42pm
revbob wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 7:35pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 6:46pm
revbob wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 4:49pm


No it isn't :disshame:

But years ago friends of mine draped him in a rainbow cape and had him waving a banner flag that said "I fought for Women's Rights " or something along those lines.
So, Googling tells me it's some Civil War general I've never heard of. Do better, Vermont!

There's this too, but not in Burlington.
Image
Civil War or AmRev?
Neither, Mormon. Joseph Smith was born in VT.
Cool—you have a big ol' obelisk for a con artist. I kinda dig that.
Back off, or I'll blow the roof off—with sound!

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 7:52pm
revbob wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 7:47pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 7:42pm
revbob wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 7:35pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 6:46pm


So, Googling tells me it's some Civil War general I've never heard of. Do better, Vermont!

There's this too, but not in Burlington.
Image
Civil War or AmRev?
Neither, Mormon. Joseph Smith was born in VT.
Cool—you have a big ol' obelisk for a con artist. I kinda dig that.
There's another cock off in Bennington, Vermont.

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BostonBeaneater wrote:
17 Dec 2019, 12:11am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 7:52pm
revbob wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 7:47pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 7:42pm
revbob wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 7:35pm



There's this too, but not in Burlington.
Image
Civil War or AmRev?
Neither, Mormon. Joseph Smith was born in VT.
Cool—you have a big ol' obelisk for a con artist. I kinda dig that.
There's another cock off in Bennington, Vermont.

Image
Bennington Battle Monument. Ive never actually seen it (nor been to Bennington). I also know nothing about the battle except that state workers get the day off.

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revbob wrote:
17 Dec 2019, 7:25am
BostonBeaneater wrote:
17 Dec 2019, 12:11am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 7:52pm
revbob wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 7:47pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 7:42pm


Civil War or AmRev?
Neither, Mormon. Joseph Smith was born in VT.
Cool—you have a big ol' obelisk for a con artist. I kinda dig that.
There's another cock off in Bennington, Vermont.

Image
Bennington Battle Monument. Ive never actually seen it (nor been to Bennington). I also know nothing about the battle except that state workers get the day off.
Is that the tallest structure in Vermont? I seem to recall reading that the state has serious building restrictions.
Back off, or I'll blow the roof off—with sound!

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
17 Dec 2019, 7:45am
revbob wrote:
17 Dec 2019, 7:25am
BostonBeaneater wrote:
17 Dec 2019, 12:11am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 7:52pm
revbob wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 7:47pm


Neither, Mormon. Joseph Smith was born in VT.
Cool—you have a big ol' obelisk for a con artist. I kinda dig that.
There's another cock off in Bennington, Vermont.

Image
Bennington Battle Monument. Ive never actually seen it (nor been to Bennington). I also know nothing about the battle except that state workers get the day off.
Is that the tallest structure in Vermont? I seem to recall reading that the state has serious building restrictions.
The tallest thing that isn't a windmill or radio tower.

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revbob wrote:
17 Dec 2019, 7:47am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
17 Dec 2019, 7:45am
revbob wrote:
17 Dec 2019, 7:25am
BostonBeaneater wrote:
17 Dec 2019, 12:11am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 7:52pm


Cool—you have a big ol' obelisk for a con artist. I kinda dig that.
There's another cock off in Bennington, Vermont.

Image
Bennington Battle Monument. Ive never actually seen it (nor been to Bennington). I also know nothing about the battle except that state workers get the day off.
Is that the tallest structure in Vermont? I seem to recall reading that the state has serious building restrictions.
The tallest thing that isn't a windmill or radio tower.
The good old days...when we'd build stone towers to commemorate stuff like battles. I thought it was a little funny when we visited Bunker Hill and one of the signs told about how the foundation that built the tower had to sell off most of the actual battlefield in order to build it.
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… a huge archive of 1970s Match Game episodes are on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3kppD ... ytIZlPUhUw

I found this out because I was telling the Boss about an episode I recently saw where this woman is either really nervous or has ingested something.

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