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Good Will Hunting (1997) was written by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon as a class writing assignment when Damon was at Harvard. Damon wrote his then-girlfriend, medical student Skylar Satenstein, into his script. In the film, Damon’s character’s girlfriend is named Skylar. Damon said the only scene from that script that survived — "it survived verbatim" — was when Will Hunting (Damon) meets his therapist, Dr. Maguire played by Robin Williams.


ETA here it is. Excuse the Romanian subtitles. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LPy2DW-H3-I

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I just watched it. I love that movie.
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"Sky King" was an after-school radio and TV drama, featuring Schuyler King, who fought crime and evil from the pulot's seat of a cessna aircraft over the Arizona desert. Today, Sky King Airport serves Terre Haute, Indiana.
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French Lick is a small town in southern Indiana; it was originally the site of a French trading post, the location of which placed it near both a sulfur spring and a salt lick (from which the town's name comes).

While the town was known in the 19th and early 20th centuries for the resorts and spas which sprung up around the springs, it is likely best known for being the hometown of basketball star Larry Bird, who was nicknamed "The Hick From French Lick."
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NBA player Kyle Macy, NFL player Rod Woodson, and extreme and well-accomplished mountaineer Ed Viesturs all hail from Fort Wayne IN.
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Two well-accomplished people hail; from Keytesville. Missouri, pop. 471. Cal Hubbard is the only enshrinee in the Halls of Fame for both baseball and NFL football. And Maxwell Taylor was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs under Kennedy and Johnson. They were born a year apart.
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Both Missouri and Tennessee are bordered by eight other states, the most in the country.
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No, Missouri and Tennessee are EACH bordered by 8 other states; They are BOTH bordered by only Kentucky and Arkansas.
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While "Kentucky Rain" was written by Eddie Rabbitt and Dick Heard and a hit for Elvis Presley in 1970, Rabbitt did not release his own version of the song until 1978.
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A section of Ohio highway was recently named for former Gov. Richard "Dick" Celeste, near but not in Lakewood, of which he is also a former mayor. Celeste is a Democrat who served as director of the Peace Corps during the Carter Administration before entering Ohio politics.
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No, Missouri and Tennessee are EACH bordered by 8 other states; They are BOTH bordered by only Kentucky and Arkansas.
That too!
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Celestial Seasonings founders Mo Siegel, John Hay, Peggy Clute and others started gathering herbs and flowers in the mountains around Boulder, Colorado and selling them to local health-food stores in 1969. The company name was derived from co-founder Lucinda Ziesings' nickname.
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The longest interstate highway is I-90. It is 3,085.3 miles, from Seattle to Boston.
The shortest interstate highway is I-97. It is 17.6 miles, from Annapolis to Baltimore.
The longest interstate highway in any state is I-80 across Texas.
Texas, with 3,232 miles, has the most interstate highway miles of any state.
The highest interstate highway is 11,158 feet — I-70, in the Eisenhower Tunnel in the Colorado Rocky Mountains west of Denver.
The lowest interstate highway is −103 feet — I-95, in the Fort McHenry Tunnel under the Baltimore Inner Harbor.
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The longest interstate highway in any state is I-80 across Texas.
Probably a typo. I-80 does not run through Texas. I-10 across Texas is 877 miles.

In play: Kansas opened the first section of Interstate in the nation on I-70 just west of Topeka on November 14, 1956. When the entire 424-mile stretch of I-70 in Kansas was finished in June 1970, it was the longest continuous segment of Interstate highway to be completed by any state.
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The "I-70 Series" was a nickname given to the 1985 World Series, as it was a matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals -- two Missouri-based teams, whose home cities are connected by Interstate 70.

When MLB began regular-season interleague play in 1997, the term was used again, to describe the annual interleague Cardinals-Royals matchups.
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In 1988, the Perfect Master wrote about how Hawaii, an island chain 'way out in the Pacific Ocean, can have interstate highways.

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Probably a typo. I-80 does not run through Texas. I-10 across Texas is 877 miles.
Yes, a typo!

The longest day in my life was driving across Texas on I-10, back in the days of the 55 MPH national speed limit. All 877 miles of it!

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The Texas Rangers are not called a Dallas team, because they play in Arlington, and there is a rule in the four major league sports that a team may not use a city designation unless the home playing field is geographically inside that city. The most recent application of this is the Vegas Golden Knights, who do not play in Las Vegas, but in Vegas, an amorphous holiday zone which has no legal definition..

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The Texas Rangers are not called a Dallas team, because they play in Arlington, and there is a rule in the four major league sports that a team may not use a city designation unless the home playing field is geographically inside that city.
(An unwritten rule, perhaps; there are a number of examples of teams in those leagues which don't currently follow it, including the New York Giants, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, and Atlanta Braves. Though, all of those teams did, in the past, play in their "home cities," and moved to suburban stadiums without changing their names.)

In play: the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights were only the second true expansion team in the four major North American professional sports leagues to win their division in their first season of play (2017-18). The other team to have done so was the 1967-68 St. Louis Blues, though they were in an NHL division which was made up entirely of first-year expansion teams.
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Another group of Golden Knights is the U.S. Army's Parachute Team, first organized in 1959, during the Eisenhower Administration.

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Coach Mike Krzyzewski of Duke men’s basketball has won more NCAA Championships than every other coach except UCLA’s John Wooden. He has more than Bobby Knight, and Krzyzewski used to play for him.
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Bobby Knight was one of the few Knights to serve as a Knight. Early in his career, he was assistant coach of the Army Black Knights, the NCAA team of the US Military Academy.
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The United States Military Academy, also known as West Point, is a four-year federal service academy in West Point NY. West Point is the oldest continuously occupied military post in the USA. The defenses of West Point were designed by Polish military engineer Tadeusz Kościuszko, who served as a brigadier general in the Continental Army.

Naval officer and historian Alfred Thayer Mahan was born in West Point on 27 September 1840,
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The character Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth, first appeared in Batman #16 (April 1943), by writer Don Cameron and artist Bob Kane. In this first appearance, he was overweight and clean-shaven; however, when the 1943 Batman serial was released, William Austin, the actor who played Alfred, was trim and sported a thin moustache. DC editors wanted the comic Alfred to resemble his cinematic counterpart, so in Detective Comics #83 (January 1944), Alfred vacationed at a health resort, where he slimmed down and grew a mustache. This look has remained with the character.
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US Navy Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan, who was born in West Point NY on 27 September 1840, in his book “The Influence of Sea Power Upon the French Revolution and Empire”, wrote,

“Historically, good men with poor ships are better than poor men with good ships; over and over the French Revolution taught this lesson, which our own age, with its rage for the last new thing in material development, has largely dropped out of memory.”
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David Farragut (1801-1870) was the first rear admiral, vice admiral, and admiral in the United States Navy.

Farragut is best remembered for for his order at the Battle of Mobile Bay, which is usually paraphrased as "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead".

His actual order was "Damn the torpedoes! Four bells. Captain Drayton, go ahead! Jouett, full speed!".
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The U.S. Navy has had five warships named after the legendary admiral over the years; the current one is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer commissioned in 2006: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Farragut_(DDG-99)
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Television host Brooke Burke initally gained fame as host of Wild On!, a series on E! about the nightlife/club scene at various tourist destinations. Burke later won the seventh season of Dancing With the Stars (along with Derek Hough), and then served as a co-host of that series for eight seasons.
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The #1 tourist destination in the world by International Tourist arrivals is France.
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The tomb of Jules Verne (1828-1905) in the Cimetière de la Madeleine in Amiens, France, features a statue depicting Jules Verne breaking through his own tombstone and emerging from the grave.
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Captain Nemo (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) anf Pileas Fogg (Around the World in Eighty Days) are probably the two most well-known non-title protagonists of two different books by the same author, endowing Jules Verne with a special distinction..

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The tomb of Jules Verne (1828-1905) in the Cimetière de la Madeleine in Amiens, France, features a statue depicting Jules Verne breaking through his own tombstone and emerging from the grave.
Wow, I didn't know that! Good trivia.

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British actor James Mason played Capt. Nemo in the 1954 Disney production of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Among his many other roles, Mason played a man fixated on a teenage girl (Lolita), a Roman senator (Julius Caesar) an angel (Heaven Can Wait) and a vampire's familiar ('Salem's Lot).
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The 1978 film Heaven Can Wait was a remake of Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941). Heaven Can Wait was produced, and co-directed, by Warren Beatty.

Beatty originally planned a more direct remake of the older film, which dealt with a boxer who comes back to life -- to that end, Beatty wanted to cast Muhammad Ali in the starring role. However, as Ali was still dedicated to his boxing career, Beatty was unable to persuade him to take the role. Beatty then decided to cast himself, and changed the story to make his character (Joe Pendleton) a pro football quarterback with the Los Angeles Rams.
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I loved that movie. Imagine back then — the LA Rams go to the Super Bowl!! And they win it!!! In the movie, the Rams beat the Pittsburgh Steelers,

And of course, the beautiful Julie Christie (image, https://is.gd/T8N9Tj). I was in love! ��

Okay, in play — the following year, 1979, the year after Heaven Can Wait was released, the Rams and the Steelers did in fact get to the Super Bowl!! The same two teams in the movie. That was Super Bowl XIV, and at halftime the heavy underdog Rams actually had the lead, 13-10! Going into the 4th quarter the Rams (still!!) led, 19-17. Alas, in the 4th quarter the Steelers scored two touchdowns to take the lead and put the game away. They won, 31-19.
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I loved that movie. Imagine back then — the LA Rams go to the Super Bowl!! And they win it!!! In the movie, the Rams beat the Pittsburgh Steelers,

And of course, the beautiful Julie Christie (image, https://is.gd/T8N9Tj). I was in love! 🥰

Okay, in play — the following year, 1979, the year after Heaven Can Wait was released, the Rams and the Steelers did in fact get to the Super Bowl!! The same two teams in the movie. That was Super Bowl XIV, and at halftime the heavy underdog Rams actually had the lead, 13-10! Going into the 4th quarter the Rams (still!!) led, 19-17. Alas, in the 4th quarter the Steelers scored two touchdowns to take the lead and put the game away. They won, 31-19.
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Darn those errors!
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Folks, I’m asking the mods to close this thread game. It will be continued in a new thread, Trivia Dominoes II.



https://is.gd/EafAAW >> here is the new thread. Full URL here >> https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...6#post22099596



Why, you may ask? Here’s why...

+ https://is.gd/hugUIg >> The ATMB discussion thread of server errors. Full URL here >> https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...9#post22013759.

+ https://is.gd/gq5k48 >> The last Trivia Dominoes post was actually a double-post caused by the server errors. There have been others. Full URL here >> https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...3#post22099513.

+ https://is.gd/jSYEXV >> The Bakers Dozen discussion and decision to create a continuation thread, Bakers Dozen II. Full URL here >> https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...1#post22098421.

+ https://is.gd/rlV5nI >> The continuation thread, Bakers Dozen II. Full URL here >> https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...0#post22099330.


Yeah, that’s why.

See y’all over on the new thread!

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