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Oh, wait, Scott, I seem to remember something about the term having to do with theaters, but I don't remember in what context. I think it's similar to saying, "Dressed to the nines." and that term had to do with a certain area in a theater in which you could be seen by the rest of the audience so people dressed up when they were in the nines.
I've got a vague memory of this, but I'm not sure if it's exactly what you are looking for.
This talk of theaters reminds me of the statement, "He stole my thunder." Can anyone guess where that statement originated?

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Do (did) people throw peanuts from their seats when displeased?

Is there also a salad bar where they throw veggies?

An egg row?
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On 2005-06-28 09:45, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
Do (did) people throw peanuts from their seats when displeased?

Is there also a salad bar where they throw veggies?

An egg row?


That's it! I can use that part of my brain now. It was something like the cheaper seats and people there ate peanuts and used them to throw at the bad acts. Hey, at least you got some food while on stage.

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That just leaves number 8, and I believe that actor who pretended to drown was W.C. Fields.
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Good one Vandy ! That was a tough one.
I believe he used to do it at Atlantic City when Atlantic City was THE place to be.
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REALLY??? I just made that up. LOL. I know WC was a juggler but I just made up the drowning thing. If it does turn out to be WC Fields, I'll eat my hat. LOL


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I just looked it up. I swear that I pulled the name WC Fields out of the air. Now I look and it appears that he really did that. I must have heard it somewhere. Trivia is really my strong suit so I guess it was filed away in my head somewhere. UNBELIEVEABLE!!!!

Now where is my hat?

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Yeah but you didn't phrase it in the form of a question.
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On 2005-06-28 12:21, Lambertmoon wrote:
Yeah but you didn't phrase it in the form of a question.


True that. I usually do answer in the form of a question just out of habit. I've watched a million episodes of jeopardy. I'm going to try for the show next time they come through on a talent search. I should have done it ten years ago when my mind was super sharp, but I still think I could hold my own.

Thanks for the questions Scott.
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Starting with #8, Vandy Grift got it - it was W.C. Fields.

Concerning #9, here's the full story. During the 1880s, in the heyday of vaudeville, the least expensive seats were known as the gallery (also the "nosebleed" seats, since they were up so high and so far away). The crowd who sat in these seats tended to be the most critical and vocal. Since the most popular theater snack in this section was roasted peanuts, their criticisms became known as "comments from the peanut gallery".

For this question, I guess we'll have to split the credit between Jonathan and Greg.

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On 2005-06-28 12:25, Vandy Grift wrote:
Thanks for the questions Scott.


You're welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed them!
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Hey! whattabout the last two flags? All I can think of are US, Mexico, the confederacy, Spain, and the short-lived independent republic of Texas itself. That's only five (assuming the fith one is correct)
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On 2005-06-30 03:42, The Mighty Fool wrote:
Hey! whattabout the last two flags? All I can think of are US, Mexico, the confederacy, Spain, and the short-lived independent republic of Texas itself. That's only five (assuming the fith one is correct)


Fannie & Randall... Smile

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If anybody is wondering my answer (post number 2) is the guy the played "Squints" in the Sandlot. He pretended to drown so that Wendy Prefercorn Would save him.
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On 2005-06-30 03:42, The Mighty Fool wrote:
Hey! whattabout the last two flags? All I can think of are US, Mexico, the confederacy, Spain, and the short-lived independent republic of Texas itself. That's only five (assuming the fith one is correct)


Peep this;

Texas Under Spain. 1519-1685; 1690-1821
Texas Under France. 1685-1690
Texas Under Mexico. 1821-1836
Texas as a Republic. 1836-1845
Texas in the Confederacy. 1861-1865
Texas in the US. 1845-1861; 1865-Present
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