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Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by LFEpooh124, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. LFEpooh124

    LFEpooh124 BoltTalker

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    ...is this off-season so slow?

    That was a rhetorical question. But feel free to vent fellow Bolt Talkers.
     
  2. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    It's especially bad when there's no actual off-season
     
  3. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    No CBA = No offseason.
     
  4. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    BLUUUURRRGGGHHHAAAAA!
     
  5. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Why is the sky blue?......... Why did you feel the need to start a new thread for this? ;)
     
  6. Nomadic Bolt Fan

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    The blue color of the sky is due to Rayleigh scattering. As light moves through the atmosphere, most of the longer wavelengths pass straight through. Little of the red, orange and yellow light is affected by the air.

    However, much of the shorter wavelength light is absorbed by the gas molecules. The absorbed blue light is then radiated in different directions. It gets scattered all around the sky. Whichever direction you look, some of this scattered blue light reaches you. Since you see the blue light from everywhere overhead, the sky looks blue.

    As you look closer to the horizon, the sky appears much paler in color. To reach you, the scattered blue light must pass through more air. Some of it gets scattered away again in other directions. Less blue light reaches your eyes. The color of the sky near the horizon appears paler or white.:)
     
  7. CoronaDoug

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    Why is feces brown?
     
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  8. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Actually, that was meant as a rhetorical question. ;)
     
  9. in_a_days

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    Because.
     
  10. JohnnyX

    JohnnyX 2017 Chargers Head Coach

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    Because there's no first round exit for us to complain about. That and the looming lockout.
     
  11. Nomadic Bolt Fan

    Nomadic Bolt Fan Well-Known Member

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    Of course....the offseason makes us say starnge things. :)
     
  12. Nomadic Bolt Fan

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    Feces will be a medium brown color if normal. The brown color comes mostly from Bilirubin, a byproduct of hemoglobin breakdown. This occurs regularly as red blood cells die. Bilirubin is then transported to the liver, where it is secreted into bile. The bilirubin in bile makes its way through the intestine, where bacteria modify it to a brownish compound (called stercobilin). Other things have a slight contribution to the brown color such as iron, undigested and digested food particles and fiber but not as much as the stercobilin.
     
  13. LV Bolt Fan

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    Why do we park on a driveway and drive on a parkway? ;)
     
  14. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Why is a blackboard green?
     
  15. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    In the song "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini," which is yellow-the bikini or the polka dots?
     
  16. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Why do we say "heads up" when we actually duck?
     
  17. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    If mars had earthquakes would they be called marsquakes?
     
  18. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Why is "abbreviated" such a long word?
     
  19. Concudan

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    Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor,
    and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?
     
  20. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Why is the third hand on the watch called a second hand?
     
  21. Concudan

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    Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
     
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    Why is it that to stop Windows, you have to click on "Start"?
     
  23. Concudan

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    Why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?
     
  24. Concudan

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    Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?
     
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    There are many states of being in Hawaii.
     
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    The LBC I'm a Real Prick

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    I normally hate using this expression but... #winning
     
  27. Nomadic Bolt Fan

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    Driveways were initially much longer, leading from the road back to the main house on the property. So initially people really did drive on them. The word parkway was used to describe a well developed thoroughfare, complete with trees, grassy divided medians and other landscaping, thus the "park" in the name.
     
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  28. Nomadic Bolt Fan

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    In the 1960s, blackboards were replaced with steel boards, coated with green porcelain enamel. This was a good thing because the chalk dust after erasing was not as noticeable. But, the real reason is researchers found that humans are sensitive to the green color, so a green board has a calming effect on the eyes, and keeps the eyes from getting as tired as they might have with a blackboard. Also, the contrast between the chalk and the green is easier on the eyes.

    Some people started calling them chalkboards, but old habits are hard to break, and you can still find people calling them blackboards today.
     
  29. Nomadic Bolt Fan

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    Ahh, well this one is harder to answer and much debate about. I say the dots are yellow and the bikini is an unknown color.
     
  30. Nomadic Bolt Fan

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    When I hear 'heads up' I do not duck but look around to determine the threat. Then perhaps ducking becomes appropriate...
     

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