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Old 08-08-2013, 03:33 PM
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Star Wars: A New Hope: after the first proton torpedo exploded at the mouth of the exhaust shaft, why wasn't the mouth a tangle of twisted wreckage when it was Luke's turn?
The proton torpedoes were using timed fuses, not impact warheads.[/fanwank]
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The proton torpedoes were using timed fuses, not impact warheads.[/fanwank]
Unless I'm mis-remembering, they show a concussion rocking the interior of the station. They did say the emergency exhaust port was ray-shielded, meaning a surface explosion would do little damage, so I'll go with that.
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Exactly, it's no different than the myriad of nightclubs (on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line) that hired Black entertainers without allow them in as guests.
It was common, even in the South, for black entertainers to be hired as entertainment for all-white events. The Cotton Club (which refused to serve black patrons) is the most infamous case of this. In one extreme case, soul legend Soloman Burke even recalled playing a KKK function.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:41 PM
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Would a Bizarro-Hulk be intelligent and eloquent?
Yes, and Bruce Banner would be a stupid oaf who transformed into the big green guy whenever he got too happy.


More of a comic book question than a movie, but since there has been a FF movie -- Why does Doctor Reed Richards use the 'code name Mister Fantastic?
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:44 PM
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Because Dr. Doom vs Doctor Fantastic sounds like a WWF card, not a comic book battle.
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Unless I'm mis-remembering, they show a concussion rocking the interior of the station. They did say the emergency exhaust port was ray-shielded, meaning a surface explosion would do little damage, so I'll go with that.
I found the scene on YouTube, and you're right, there's a big interior reaction to the near miss. So that's my idea gone. However, check it out - go to exactly 11:34 in this video. Right when Luke's torpedoes go in, look to the left of the ventilation shaft, and you can see the scorch mark left by the previous attack run. Seems rather superficial damage, given the reaction of the people inside the Death Star when it hit, but it's kind of cool that they remembered to put something there.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:06 PM
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They did say the emergency exhaust port was ray-shielded, meaning a surface explosion would do little damage.
There's a big difference (I would assume) between a "ray" and a torpedo.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:21 PM
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There's a big difference (I would assume) between a "ray" and a torpedo.
I was presuming that "ray" shielding would block explosions, just not an intact torpedo.
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Would a Bizarro-Hulk be intelligent and eloquent?
Depends on which incarnation of the Hulk. If it was created by bizarroing the "professor" version, certainly not!
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. . . Why does Doctor Reed Richards use the 'code name Mister Fantastic?
He's a surgeon?

(A recent FF gave an origin for the phrase: Sue Storm, dating Reed Richards, was so impressed by him that she gave him that nickname in her mind. Years later, she bestowed it upon him as his superhero name.)
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You can spend hours trying to figure out how the Beverly Hillbillies, Petticoat Junction, and Green Acres intersect.
--On GA, Hooterville is just a hamlet. It's far more substantial on PJ, with its own high school and movie theaters. So which is it?
--With Granny's love of the Confederacy (she still uses Confederate money) and other factors, the Hillbillies are clearly from the South. Yet the accents and scenery on the other two shows are clearly Midwestern. What gives?
--The Hillbillies' home area is so backward that possum is a major part of the diet and the movie theater still shows silent films. Yet both GA and PJ are far more modern. Are the Clampetts and their neighbors lazy or do they have mental issues?
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Would a Bizarro-Hulk be intelligent and eloquent?
He would, of course, turn into The Credible Hulk.
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What happens when you turn on an anti-gravity lift... in a rotating space station, where there's no actual gravity? Or does General Relativity acceleration=gravity come into play?
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In the "George Reeves Superman", was the janitor ever in the storeroom when Clark Kent changed clothes?

Was there any criminal that Commissioner Gordon and Chief O'Hara could catch on Batman? Speaking of Batman, in one episode they know the Green Hornet and Kato are crime fighters, in a later one they don't. Would Kato demolishing Robin have been more satisfying than spacing Wesley Crusher?

On Hogan's Heroes, I figure that in de nazification, Major Hocksetter's head rolls, General Burkhalter gets life imprisonment, Sgt Schultz returns to owning the Schatzi Toy Company and Klink marries Burkhalter's sister after being awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, Victoria Cross and Order of Lenin to go with his promotion to Field Marshall.

On "F Troop" how much did Wrangler Jane know about O'Rourke Enterprises?
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:26 AM
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On Hogan's Heroes, I figure that in de nazification, Major Hocksetter's head rolls, General Burkhalter gets life imprisonment, Sgt Schultz returns to owning the Schatzi Toy Company and Klink marries Burkhalter's sister after being awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, Victoria Cross and Order of Lenin to go with his promotion to Field Marshall.
Oh, no! After brief periods of incarceration, Hochstetter would be recruited by the OSS (and later the BND); Burkhalter would become a leading Heer figure in NATO; and Klink would go to work as Schultz's gofer at the Schatzi Toy Company.

Finally, after being raped over and over again by Russian troops, Gertrude Burkhalter would either commit suicide or follow Eleanor Roosevelt's example and take a lesbian lover.
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In the "George Reeves Superman", was the janitor ever in the storeroom when Clark Kent changed clothes?
Of course not. Clark has x-ray vision. He scans the storeroom before he runs in. If the janitor's inside, he goes into another one.

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On Hogan's Heroes, I figure that in de nazification, Major Hocksetter's head rolls, General Burkhalter gets life imprisonment, Sgt Schultz returns to owning the Schatzi Toy Company and Klink marries Burkhalter's sister after being awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, Victoria Cross and Order of Lenin to go with his promotion to Field Marshall.
I've always thought that Klink was an Allied agent. Consciously and deliberately, that is, with higher clearance than Hogan; he knew about the Heroes' activities. Hogan suspected this but wasn't sure, and on the theory that secrets are best kept by keeping one's damn mouth shut, did not voice his thoughts to his men.

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--With Granny's love of the Confederacy (she still uses Confederate money) and other factors, the Hillbillies are clearly from the South. Yet the accents and scenery on the other two shows are clearly Midwestern. What gives?
It looks like at least part of the inspiration for Hooterville (at least, as originally depicted in Petticoat Junction) was a town in rural Missouri, where the shows' creator's wife grew up. However, inconsistent references throughout the three shows suggest it might have been in Illinois or Kentucky (which would be more likely to support the Clampetts' Confederate roots), among other places.

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It looks like at least part of the inspiration for Hooterville (at least, as originally depicted in Petticoat Junction) was a town in rural Missouri, where the shows' creator's wife grew up. However, inconsistent references throughout the three shows suggest it might have been in Illinois or Kentucky (which would be more likely to support the Clampetts' Confederate roots), among other places.
With the Clampetts, Granny said that she was originally from Tennessee, though the location where Jed found his oil was said to be in the Ozarks, probably southwestern Missouri. They said they were from the town of Bugtussle. There's a real Bugtussle in Oklahoma, but they also frequently mentioned Taney County, Springfield, Joplin, Branson and Silver Dollar City which are all in SW Missouri and Eureka Springs, right over the border in NW Arkansas.
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In the first episode Person of Interest, we learned that the Machine warns Mr. Finch of impending violent crimes without being detected by sending the smallest piece of useful information possible: the Social Security number of one of the people involved.

First question: If the Machine can send a nine-digit number (4 bytes) without being detected, can't it use just one bit to flag whether the person is the victim or the perpetrator?

Second question: In the opening episode of the second season, we learn that the Machine doesn't just send Finch a 4-byte number, it contacts him by pay phone and gives him the encoded number using a speech synthesizer. If it can send that much data without creating a noticeable blip, why can't it just e-mail him the POI's whole resume? It would take a lot less bandwidth.

Third question: In the third season opener, the Machine has freed itself from government control, but is still sending Finch numbers. Since nobody is monitoring it anymore, and it's supposed to be intelligent and self-aware, can't it start sending him more useful data?

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Old 10-08-2013, 08:29 PM
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It looks like at least part of the inspiration for Hooterville (at least, as originally depicted in Petticoat Junction) was a town in rural Missouri, where the shows' creator's wife grew up. However, inconsistent references throughout the three shows suggest it might have been in Illinois or Kentucky (which would be more likely to support the Clampetts' Confederate roots), among other places.
Probably the most famous to come from Missouri was Harry Truman. His mother Martha Ellen Young Truman was a child during the Civil War with relatives in Confederate Army. She saw her family farm destroyed by Union Jayhawks in 1861 and later forced to move by General Order 11. She resented the Union army for the rest of her long life, with the rumour being she refused to sleep in the Lincoln bedroom,
So Granny being a Confederate from Missouri is quite plausible


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With the Clampetts, Granny said that she was originally from Tennessee, though the location where Jed found his oil was said to be in the Ozarks, probably southwestern Missouri. They said they were from the town of Bugtussle. There's a real Bugtussle in Oklahoma, but they also frequently mentioned Taney County, Springfield, Joplin, Branson and Silver Dollar City which are all in SW Missouri and Eureka Springs, right over the border in NW Arkansas.
In at least one episode (I think it was the one where they believed California was being invaded by "the Smelts"), Jethro was wearing the Confederate uniform of the Tennessee Volunteers.
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In the movie WALL-E, successive generations of humans aboard the Axiom grew fatter and fatter until they became dependent on mobility couches...

... so why didn't they turn down the artificial gravity?

(yeah, I know, IRL the writers were making a point about couch-potato consumerism; but in-story?)
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The Librarian from Discworld's Unseen University: we know he can read, can't he write out messages instead of having to say "Ook" for everything?
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The Librarian from Discworld's Unseen University: we know he can read, can't he write out messages instead of having to say "Ook" for everything?
Given what we know of the Librarian, I think it's likely that he prefers to communicate just by saying "Ook". He usually manages to get his point across.
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Would Spider-man apologists please explain to me how he is able to propel a thread of thin webbing hundreds of yards through swirling skyscraper air currents? And how said webbing sticks to the side of dirty buildings? Also, how is it that his wall climbing ability is not compromised by the wearing of gloves and boots? These are important questions.
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Would Spider-man apologists please explain to me how he is able to propel a thread of thin webbing hundreds of yards through swirling skyscraper air currents? And how said webbing sticks to the side of dirty buildings? Also, how is it that his wall climbing ability is not compromised by the wearing of gloves and boots? These are important questions.
And how would he do in places like rural Kansas or Oklahoma with no tall building's to swing from?
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Whose job is it to clean the spider gunk off the sides of buildings once Spider-man passes by?

Once it's cleaned off, how much does a jar of it go for on e-bay?
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The comics do depict that if Peter Parker has to do some wall climbing while in his civilian clothes, he has to take off his shoes. Other than that I don't know how the clinging works. As for being stuck in a flat area: I believe there was one story where Spidey found himself out in the suburbs somewhere and had to walk, in full daylight, in plain view and in costume, until he could get back into the city. As for leftover webbing, it's canon that it's self-dissolving after a short time.
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Is Dennis Finch of Just Shoot Me the son of Jeremy "Jem" Finich, making him the grandson of Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird?

Are Arthur Spooner of King of Queens and Frank Constanza of Seinfeld the same person, juggling two families with the alibi that he is a travelling salesman (and wouldn't that make a great TV series? Lead played of course by Ben Stiller)?
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Once it's cleaned off, how much does a jar of it go for on e-bay?
It's biodegradable. It lasts for about an hour and then disappears.

No, seriously. It's canon. Look it up.

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In the film Ted, Ted is a teddy bear magically brought to life by a child's wish. The main premise is that Ted is the same mental age as his human buddy, and that by the time they are adults nobody (except the creepy kid and his dad) gives a shit that this guy has a magically sentient teddy bear companion. A few questions arise:

-Wouldn't Ted need a valid SSN to get a job at the grocery store? If they were going to just hire him to work 'under the table' why interview him?

-How exactly does Ted drink, snort cocaine, and have sex? The sex I assume is just dry humping and that trashy women find his personality irresistable. But what about Ted getting drunk and coked out? His insides are still stuffing when he's "alive" so it doesn't appear he has organs.
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It's biodegradable. It lasts for about an hour and then disappears.

No, seriously. It's canon. Look it up.
I recall an early Spider-Man comic in which Peter decided to cash in on his web-fluid discovery by selling it to a glue manufacturer. The executives were impressed by the adhesive's strength, but when they found out that it dissolves after an hour, they declared it useless and kicked him out.

Personally, I can think of several useful applications for a super-strong adhesive that completely disappears after an hour.
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In the film Ted, Ted is a teddy bear magically brought to life by a child's wish. The main premise is that Ted is the same mental age as his human buddy, and that by the time they are adults nobody (except the creepy kid and his dad) gives a shit that this guy has a magically sentient teddy bear companion. A few questions arise:

-Wouldn't Ted need a valid SSN to get a job at the grocery store? If they were going to just hire him to work 'under the table' why interview him?

-How exactly does Ted drink, snort cocaine, and have sex? The sex I assume is just dry humping and that trashy women find his personality irresistable. But what about Ted getting drunk and coked out? His insides are still stuffing when he's "alive" so it doesn't appear he has organs.
Hint.
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Here’s a few:
  1. Die Hard - Who was the inside man/woman who gavce Hans and his crew the information on what was in the vault? They had some exceptionally detailed information about the building and its layout also about the contents of the vault. Who told them?
  2. Where are all of the Black people in Mayberry? - The ANdy Griffith Show is set in a Southern town in North Carolina which apaprently ahs NO African Americans. Was there some ethnic cleansing going on before the start of the series?
  3. Miami Vice - How weren’t the crooks that Crockett and Tubbs arrested able to spread the word that they were cops? After all, they worked in their office in their undercover clothes, they drove around in louad and obvious cars and everybody who dealt with them either got shot or got busted. How were they able to maintain their covers?
  4. Why did an architect with enough money to have a maid (Mike Brady) buy a house with apparently only two bathrooms for six kids? Also, if they had six kids and Carol didn't have a job, why did they even NEED a maid? For that matter Mike wasn't shown to be an owner or even a partner in his architectural firm. How could he afford a maid?
  5. Why was Darren Stephens so opposed to Sam using her magic on Bewitched? - After all, she seemingly had enough power to make them wealthy and able to live to old age with few, if any, health problems. What was his deal?
  6. Why wouldn’t Major Nelson let Jeanie do things for Roger Healy on I Dream of Jeanie? - If he wasn't going to use her powers for himself why didn't he let her occasionally hook up his pal?
  7. Why did the Stargate Program have to form the IOC ( International Oversight Committee) in Season 3? - The Stargate ensured US military dominance over teh planet FOREVER. What possible reason would the US have any interest in sharing any aspect of the program?

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Jerry's girlfriend, why....:

-did she have man hands?
The designation of "man hands" leaves one with sort of notion that maybe the hands are the tell, or at least they can't shake that idea, but the more likely reason is just genetics.

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They were a bunch of Americans in German vehicles, so even if they succeeded in evading the Germans for their return trip they would have been shot or blown up by the Americans as soon as they saw them coming.
Surely they could have kept their eyes peeled and had white surrender flags handy, or otherwise signaled their intentions.


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Third question: In the third season opener, the Machine has freed itself from government control, but is still sending Finch numbers. Since nobody is monitoring it anymore, and it's supposed to be intelligent and self-aware, can't it start sending him more useful data?
Already answered on screen. Root stated that Finch spent years training the Machine on how to treat him, so the Machine "respects his wishes", but takes a more active connection with Root.

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Here’s a few:
  1. Why was Darren Stephens so opposed to Sam using her magic on Bewitched? - After all, she seemingly had enough power to make them wealthy and able to live to old age with few, if any, health problems. What was his deal?
  2. Why wouldn’t Major Nelson let Jeanie do things for Roger Healy on I Dream of Jeanie? - If he wasn't going to use her powers for himself why didn't he let her occasionally hook up his pal?
The principle of the thing. Both Darren and Major Nelson are overly concerned with fitting in and seeming normal, and just don't want those kinds of things occurring to draw attention. "No, we're normal, we don't do that kind of thing."
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In the first episode Person of Interest, we learned that the Machine warns Mr. Finch of impending violent crimes without being detected by sending the smallest piece of useful information possible: the Social Security number of one of the people involved.

First question: If the Machine can send a nine-digit number (4 bytes) without being detected, can't it use just one bit to flag whether the person is the victim or the perpetrator?

Second question: In the opening episode of the second season, we learn that the Machine doesn't just send Finch a 4-byte number, it contacts him by pay phone and gives him the encoded number using a speech synthesizer. If it can send that much data without creating a noticeable blip, why can't it just e-mail him the POI's whole resume? It would take a lot less bandwidth.

Third question: In the third season opener, the Machine has freed itself from government control, but is still sending Finch numbers. Since nobody is monitoring it anymore, and it's supposed to be intelligent and self-aware, can't it start sending him more useful data?
In one episode Root taunts Finch by saying he's jealous of her relationship with the Machine, but I'm pretty sure in another episode Finch explains to Reese that he designed the system that way for a reason. It'd be kind of neat if they did an episode where Finch says "Hey look I know your self aware I think it's time we had a long talk." Unfortunately the Rules of Dramatic TV preclude such an intelligent thing ever happening.

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Here’s a few:
  1. Die Hard - Who was the inside man/woman who gavce Hans and his crew the information on what was in the vault? They had some exceptionally detailed information about the building and its layout also about the contents of the vault. Who told them?
Somebody who was smart enough not to come that evening.
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Where are all of the Black people in Mayberry? - The ANdy Griffith Show is set in a Southern town in North Carolina which apaprently ahs NO African Americans. Was there some ethnic cleansing going on before the start of the series?
National Lampoon did a hilarious/bitterly ironic parody where the good people of Mayberry took a moment from their idyllic life to lynch a black person who unwisely stopped there to get gas.
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So Liz Lemon lands, Jon Hamm, Matt Damon, James Marsden and a one-night stand with James Franco as himself?
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First question: If the Machine can send a nine-digit number (4 bytes) without being detected, can't it use just one bit to flag whether the person is the victim or the perpetrator?

Second question: In the opening episode of the second season, we learn that the Machine doesn't just send Finch a 4-byte number, it contacts him by pay phone and gives him the encoded number using a speech synthesizer. If it can send that much data without creating a noticeable blip, why can't it just e-mail him the POI's whole resume? It would take a lot less bandwidth.

Third question: In the third season opener, the Machine has freed itself from government control, but is still sending Finch numbers. Since nobody is monitoring it anymore, and it's supposed to be intelligent and self-aware, can't it start sending him more useful data?
It may be intelligent and self-aware, but it's not capable of programming a new interface for itself, only of using those it was given. Sadly, the interface it has was written by Finch while running through his workstation's shutdown on what would be his last day on the job so he didn't have time to go chasing for field names and so forth.

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[*]Where are all of the Black people in Mayberry? - The ANdy Griffith Show is set in a Southern town in North Carolina which apaprently ahs NO African Americans. Was there some ethnic cleansing going on before the start of the series?
Here's a thread on that subject.
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National Lampoon did a hilarious/bitterly ironic parody where the good people of Mayberry took a moment from their idyllic life to lynch a black person who unwisely stopped there to get gas.
That was the Friedman brothers. Here's a screen shot of one of the pages.
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Klink marries Burkhalter's sister after being awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, Victoria Cross and Order of Lenin to go with his promotion to Field Marshall.
You forgot the Croix de Guerre. You know, just to round out all the Allied powers.
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1. It wasn't deep in occupied France. The Chateau was outside Rennes, in Brittany. The assault took place in early June, 1944. That should give you a hint as to how they got back to Allied lines.
IIRC, Major Riceman even says something like, "Let's hope D-Day isn't a complete failure!"

So, I figure they probably hid somewhere near the Normandy beachhead and waited until the Allies overran the area.
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Frasier. I can't believe a guy with a radio call-in show that isn't syndicated could pull in serious money.

Everybody Lover Raymond. I can't believe a guy with a sports column that isn't syndicated could pull in serious money.

And speaking of Everybody Loves Raymond: Was Robert an NYPD cop, or a Lynbrook cop? They show him both ways. And he was perpetually poor, even when he was a lieutenant, which had to be a notch above minimum wage. If he had a drug or gambling problem it would have been good plot fuel, but he was portrayed as having no life at all.
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Here are a couple of more:
  1. Where did all of the Partridge Family's money go? - They are apparently successful enough to travel to concerts around the US and for Shirley not have a job. But they are so poverty-stricken that they drive to concerts in a school bus and live in a normal suburban home? Where did the money go? Was Reuben ( their manager) embezzling from them?
  2. The Brady Bunch - If Mike and Carol got married, why did the kids act as if they had never seen or met one another during teh first episode? Did Mike and Carol elope and then surprise the kids with the marriage? Did they wake up hungover and married in Las Vegas?
  3. Was Schneider trying to rape Ms. Romano in One Day At A Time? - He constantly kept entering their apartment without knocking and he was always making crude and suggestive comments around her. Was he trying to catch her alone so that he could assault her?
  4. The Love Boat - Didn’t the Princess Cruise line have some sort of regulations forbidding the crew from fraternizing with the guests? In almost every episode, Doc was banging a female passenger, and even Gopher and Julie got in on some of that action later in the series.
  5. Columbo - Doesn't the fact that Columbo was assigned to a case mean that the police department thinks that it was a murder and not an accident? Even cases where it would seemed to have been an accidental death, they assign Columbo and he uncovers the "truth." Were they stating that they didn't believe that the person met their death from a mishap but from foul play?
  6. If one Cosby parent was an attorney and the other was a OB/GYN in New York City, why didn't they have more money? - Seriously…Cliff Huxtable practiced out of his basement and had no staff. he should have been rolling in the dough. Claire was an attorney (and later partner) with a prestigious firm. And yet they complained about buying Theo a $70 shirt and they bought their daughter a used beater car for her birthday. WTF?
  7. Why couldn’t Henry Spencer (Shawn’s dad on Psych) get laid? - I can't judge men but I have a hard time believing that a man who looks like Corbin Bernson and who is a ex-cop would have any trouble finding female companionship. Yet throughout the series he has a grand total of three "dates" and one was with his ex-wife who left him and his son. WTF?
  8. Why was Fred G. Sanford poor? - Recycling (e.g. junk collecting) has always been a lucrative business. Since either him or Lamont drove around LA all day looking for scrap, why were they barely able to make ends meet?

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The comics do depict that if Peter Parker has to do some wall climbing while in his civilian clothes, he has to take off his shoes. Other than that I don't know how the clinging works. As for being stuck in a flat area: I believe there was one story where Spidey found himself out in the suburbs somewhere and had to walk, in full daylight, in plain view and in costume, until he could get back into the city. As for leftover webbing, it's canon that it's self-dissolving after a short time.
As I understand it, the tips of his gloved fingers and possibly hands, and his feet are made of especially thin cloth so that his clinging power can work more effectively. Thankfully it's a power he has control over, otherwise his life would be much more difficult.....
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Here are a couple of more:
  1. If one Cosby parent was an attorney and the other was a OB/GYN in New York City, why didn't they have more money? - Seriously…Cliff Huxtable practiced out of his basement and had no staff. he should have been rolling in the dough. Claire was an attorney (and later partner) with a prestigious firm. And yet they complained about buying Theo a $70 shirt and they bought their daughter a used beater car for her birthday. WTF?
This one is easy - they had money, but didn't buy their kids everything they wanted. Teaching them the value of a buck, not spoiling them, etc. Hell, with the shirt episode, Cliff spent way more on 'cheap' shirt than just getting it for Theo in the first place (and had actually purchased it because he knew that Lisa likely wouldn't be able to pull it off).
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Where did all of the Partridge Family's money go?
You're confusing the real-life group that called themselves "The Partridge Family" who were quite successful with the fictional Partridge Family depicted on television, who eked out a living on the bar-band level.

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Was Schneider trying to rape Ms. Romano in One Day At A Time?
No, he was just a horndog Casanova who apparently did quite well in the booty department, who apparently considered Ms. Romano a challenge.

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The Love Boat - Didn’t the Princess Cruise line have some sort of regulations forbidding the crew from fraternizing with the guests? In almost every episode, Doc was banging a female passenger, and even Gopher and Julie got in on some of that action later in the series.
And you don't think those regulations get flouted?

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Columbo - Doesn't the fact that Columbo was assigned to a case mean that the police department thinks that it was a murder and not an accident?
Apparently Columbo had the seniority (and the successful track record) to declare a death "suspicious" and investigate it on his own authority.

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Why was Fred G. Sanford poor?
He was more interested in taking it easy than making money.
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And you don't think those regulations get flouted?
Sure, but with all those cameras around?
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