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Reversed!!!

Postby Harvey Winters » Thu Oct 28, 2004 8:10 am

I'm hoping Albert Pujols is hanging his head in disgust somewhere....

Now that Boston is no longer "cursed", I'm guessing the new unluckiest team, by seniority, is The White Sox...
But no one really cares, since their curse was a result of them being dirty cheaters...
Shame on you...

'06
'06
'06

The last time the Red Sox won the World series:

Woodrow Wilson signed the Daylight Savings Act.
Kaiser Wilhelm Abdicated.
WWI ended 11/11 at 11am...
Gasoline was 0.25/gallon

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Re: Reversed!!!

Postby the new girl » Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:10 pm

Harvey Winters wrote:The last time the Red Sox won the World series:

Woodrow Wilson signed the Daylight Savings Act.
Kaiser Wilhelm Abdicated.
WWI ended 11/11 at 11am...
Gasoline was 0.25/gallon


And, most importantly, women couldn't vote. I heard that one last night and that kind of drove it home how long ago it really was...

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Postby meg » Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:55 pm

I blame women too.

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Postby grant » Fri Oct 29, 2004 6:59 am

Most people could still remember when slavery was legal (53 years previous), Dr. John Gorrie's "air conditioning" was still a medical tool, and refrigeration for food largely consisted of getting a regular delivery of sawdust-covered ice. It's the year the Kelvinator was invented -- the first refrigerator with a thermostat, essentially. It was made out of wood, and only the wealthiest of urban families had one.

1918 was also the year Welch's first jam, Grapelade, was available commercially, and the year the French Dip sandwich was invented.

Here is Fannie Farmer's popular cookbook from 1918. Like the Red Sox, it too is from Boston. In her menus, cereal is served with cream.

Although the radio is a well-known invention, there is still no such thing as a radio station, except for an experimental facility at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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Postby aj » Fri Oct 29, 2004 7:26 am

grant, you kick serious ass where trivial pursuit is involved, don't you?

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Postby anthropomorphizing_kitty » Fri Oct 29, 2004 7:28 am

grant wrote:1918 was also the year Welch's first jam, Grapelade, was available commercially

What a great name. I wish there was still Grapelade. Didn't I hear once that Cool-Aid was originally Coolade but had to change the name because the "ade" suffix was only for medicinal products?
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Postby Harvey Winters » Fri Oct 29, 2004 10:08 am

Also, it was the 1st year for "Air Mail"

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Postby grant » Fri Oct 29, 2004 11:46 am

aj wrote:grant, you kick serious ass where trivial pursuit is involved, don't you?


I'm not so good with the sports trivia questions.


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