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Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson for January 21, 2021

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    Da'Dad  6 months ago

    What small town is that near?

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    Tyge Premium Member 6 months ago

    Easy there big fella! 8^ O

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    thomas_matkey  6 months ago

    I remember having to learn the state capitals in grade school….why?

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    Robin Harwood  6 months ago

    Memory works in strange ways.In early 1953, when I was six, my family travelled from Tilbury docks to Adelaide on the ship Otranto. I have memories of being on the ship, and memories of some of the places the ship stopped and we went ashore. I have no memory of seeing the whole ship from a distance, though I must have.

    Fast forward 55 years or so. I went to the Brisbane Maritime Museum, and stopped dead as soon as I walked in. There was a large model of a ship, and I recognised it instantly as the Otranto. (I did not see the name on the ship.) Somewhere in my mind I have a memory of what the ship looked like, though I cannot consciously recall it.

    What did we have for dinner yesterday?

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    js  6 months ago

    The Capital of Maine is M

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    nosirrom  6 months ago

    “The angles of a triangle add up to 180 degrees”

    That’s flat-earther thinking for you.

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    allenmichael1941  6 months ago

    Don’t bet Janis, he is right.

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    j_e_richards  6 months ago

    I just spent 45 minutes trying to remember the name of the Ohio Governor in the 60’s and 70’s..(By the way, it was James Rhodes)

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    wilhemenacooker  6 months ago

    Arlo needs to calm down.

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    gawaintheknight  6 months ago

    Bangor? I never even met her!

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    joedon2007  6 months ago

    Is Arlo trying out for Jepardy?

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    rob mccallum Premium Member 6 months ago

    Good thing i never needed to know the state capitals. I thought Bangor was the capital of Maine, and the only Augusta I’ve ever heard of was a city in Georgia. My Canadian education does not make me an expert on everything.

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    comdoc1  6 months ago

    And some 50 odd years later, I still know them all.

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    jarvisloop Premium Member 6 months ago

    As I speed toward decrepitude, I find myself substituting words more and more frequently.

    This is not a memory problem, but it seems to be age related, at least for me.

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    Moonkey Premium Member 6 months ago

    It’s not a problem if you forget a word. It’s a problem if someone gives you the correct word and you don’t recognize it. We all forget words sometimes.

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    TheMightyGorga  6 months ago

    Bangor? I barely know her…

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    ChessPirate  6 months ago

    My memory isn’t as good as it used to be, but I am still doing pretty well with the Jeopardy answers…

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    KEA  6 months ago

    Bet ya can’t name the tallest mountain in Europe (without looking)

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    trainnut1956  6 months ago

    The capital of Maine is “M”

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    dv1093  6 months ago

    Portland – you’re both wrong!

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    prabbit237  6 months ago

    It’s funny how small(er) towns are so often the capital of states. Augusta, ME has a population of just under 20,000 (10th most populated in Maine.) But then again, even the most populated city in Maine is Portland with only about 66,000.

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    DCBakerEsq  6 months ago

    I’m happy when I remember to wear pants.

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    MontanaPhil50  6 months ago

    When I was a freshman, we had to write out the Constitution by hand in Civics. Is Civics even taught anymore?

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    cuteswan Premium Member 6 months ago

    Careful, Arlo! Janice also could have caught you with a short explanation of non-Euclidean geometry.

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    billwog  6 months ago

    I miss the Shrimp, her chickens and parents.

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    George Alexander  6 months ago

    gduncan 58: It’s “principal’s office,” not “principals’ office.” /s/ geoiskander

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    Scott Sallstrom  6 months ago

    Ulaanbaatar is the capital of Mongolia.

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    JudiFriedmanBabcock  6 months ago

    My son was a top student in most subjects, but I’ll never forget the test he took in which he had to list all the states. He listed West Virginia, East Virginia….among other errors.

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    Night-Gaunt49  6 months ago

    If you think you are losing it you haven’t. Agnosia the ordinary temporary forgetfulness.

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    betsypoe  6 months ago

    It’s Augusta. Just came from there. Needed groceries. ;-)

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    maureenmck Premium Member 6 months ago

    “Cultural Literacy” – look it up – One of my favorite non-fiction books.

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    darthnul  6 months ago

    I’d be Arlo (if I had better hair).

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    ralphyork666  6 months ago

    Bangor she said, bang her I did and I can’t go there anymore.

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    Brian G Premium Member 6 months ago

    Bangor is far too nice of a city to be dirtied up by state government

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    oakie817  6 months ago

    i was going to say “M”

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    sid w  6 months ago

    An advantage of living in the smallest state… We get to challenge ourselves by remembering the 39 cities and towns (there are lots of “places” that aren’t cities or towns, so that confuses things a bit.

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    awesomesteeler  6 months ago

    Augusta is Correct!

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    bevgreyjones  6 months ago

    My father would get out the atlas after dinner and test us on the state capitals. It was fun.

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    mafastore  6 months ago

    When I run through the states and capitals in my head it is easy to remember Maine’s capital is Augusta – just remember it is the same name as one of the big golf tournaments.

    (I am not a golfer, but it works.)

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