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  1. #141  
    Quote Originally Posted by KStewart
    <Going to bed>
    <p whipped>

  2. #142  
    i hate mosquitos/.
  3. #143  
    Quote Originally Posted by berdinkerdickle
    Will the Real Pumkin Head Please Stand Up!
    http://discuss.treocentral.com/showp...7&postcount=17
    I am standing!
    "Yeah, he can talk. It's gettin' him to shut up that's the trick!"
    -Shrek
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    MaxiMunK.com The Forum That Asks, "Are You Not Entertained?"

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  5. #145  
    Quote Originally Posted by Insertion
    Munk bait? Is Emma here???
    Is that still Joe in the sig or is that Emma after the gained the 312 pounds eating Cheetos and Butterfingers?
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    <moved ON topic and restored dstrausses 2,102 lost post count>
  7. #147  
    The other problem with "thread crapping" is that if and when the mods DO move a crapped thread into off topic, the tiny bits of information that the tread held is now unsearchable.
    ONE can be spelled as NEO.
    There is no spoon.
  8. #148  
    Thread Crapping, as in starting a thread for absolutely no reason other then to fill up space on TC, would not be a problem if the TC old timers,bullies, whatever you call yourselves, did a little spring cleaning. Put fear in the hearts of these people and it will be back to the good ol' days...which for me is about 7 days ago
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  9. #149  
    crackers? cheese? the whine is good?
  10. #150  
    Who you calling cracker?!?
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  11. #151  
    you Jack
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    A German immigrant named Frederick William Rueckheim invented Cracker Jack. Rueckheim came to Chicago in 1872 to help clean up after the famous Chicago fire. He also worked selling popcorn from a cart. Together with brother Louis, Rueckheim experimented and came up with a delightful popcorn candy, which the brothers decided to mass market. Cracker Jack was first mass-produced and sold at the first Chicago World's Fair in 1893.

    The More You Eat, The More You Want
    Well behaved women rarely make history
  13. #153  
    World's Fair
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    A World's Fair is any of various large expositions held since the mid-19th century. The official sanctioning body is the Bureau of International Expositions (usually abbreviated BIE, from the organization's name in French, Bureau International des Expositions).

    BIE-approved fairs are divided into a number of types: universal, and international or specialized. They usually last for between 3 and 6 months. In addition, countries can hold their own 'fair', 'exposition', or 'exhibition', without BIE endorsement.

    See also List of world's fairs.


    Unisphere From The 1964 World's Fair in NYC a few years after the fair had ended.Contents [hide]
    1 Universal expositions
    2 International or specialized expositions
    3 After the fair
    4 See also
    5 External links



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    Universal expositions
    Universal Expositions encompass universal themes that affect the full gamut of human experience, usually at a unique period of time for humankind. These Universal Expos usually have themes based on which pavilions are made to represent the country's opinion on that theme. The theme for the Expo at Lisbon (1998) was "water" and the theme for the 2005 Expo in Japan was "nature's wisdom". Universal expositions are usually held less frequently than specialized or international expositions because they are more expensive. To distinguish them from lesser fairs, they require total design of pavilion buildings from the ground up. As a result, nations compete for the most outstanding or memorable structure—recent examples include Japan, France, Morocco & Spain at Expo '92. Recent Universal Expositions include Brussels Expo '58, Seattle Expo '62, known as the Century 21 Exposition, Montreal Expo '67, San Antonio HemisFair '68, Osaka Expo '70,Spokane Expo '74, Knoxville, Tennessee Expo '82, New Orleans Expo '84, Vancouver, British Columbia Expo '86, Brisbane Expo '88, Seville Expo '92, Lisbon Expo '98, and Hanover Expo 2000. The Expo 2005 was held at Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Sometimes pre-fabricated structures are also used to minimize costs for developing countries or for countries from a geographical block to share space (i.e. Plaza of the Americas at Seville '92).

    BIE has moved to sanction expos only every five years, starting with the 21st century; with the 1980s and 1990s overflowing with expos back to back, some see this as a means to cut down potential expenditure by participating nations.

    The rule may apply to all expos, or it may end up that Universal expositions will be restricted to every five years or so, with International or Specialized expositions in the in-between years for countries wishing to celebrate a special event.

    List of hitherto official world expositions according to the BIE:

    1851 London
    1855 Paris
    1862 London
    1867 Paris
    1873 Vienna
    1876 Philadelphia
    1878 Paris
    1880 Melbourne (Royal Exhibition Building)
    1888 Barcelona
    1889 Paris
    1893 Chicago
    1897 Brussels and Stockholm Sweden
    1900 Paris
    1904 St. Louis
    1905 Liège
    1906 Milan
    1910 Brussels
    1913 Ghent
    1915 San Francisco
    1933 Chicago
    1937 Paris
    1939 New York
    1958 Brussels (with a Congolese village)
    1962 Seattle
    1967 Montreal
    1970 Osaka
    1974 Spokane
    1982 Knoxville
    1984 New Orleans
    1986 Vancouver
    1992 Seville
    1998 Lisbon
    2000 Hanover
    2005 Nagoya

    The only Universal exposition to be held without BIE approval was the 1964/1965 New York World's Fair. Because that Fair did not comply with BIE rules in place at the time, the sanctioning organization denied the Fair an "official" status. The Fair proceeded without BIE approval and turned to tourism and trade organizations to host national pavilions in lieu of official government sponsorship.

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    International or specialized expositions
    International expositions are usually united by a common theme—such as Transportation (Vancouver Expo '86) or 'Leisure in the Age of Technology' (Brisbane Expo '88). Such themes are narrower than the worldwide scope of Universal expositions.

    Specialized expositions have a narrow theme, such as the International Garden Expositions, held in Osaka, Japan (1990) and Kunming, China (1999).

    Specialized and international expositions are usually smaller in scale and cheaper to run for the host committee and participating nations because the architectural fees are lower and they only have to rent the space from the host committee, usually with the pre-fabricated structure already completed. Some say this leads to better creative content as more money can be spent in this area.

    Specialized and international are similar in that the host organization provides the rental space to participating countries, as well as the building itself, which is usually pre-fabricated. Countries then have the option of 'adding' their own colours, design etc. to the outside of the pre-fabricated structure and filling in the inside with their own content. One example of this is China, which invariably has chosen to add a Chinese archway in the front of its pre-fabricated pavilions to symbolize the nation (Expo '88, Expo '92, Expo '93).

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    After the fair
    The majority of the structures are temporary, and are dismantled at the end of the expo. Towers from several of these fairs are notable exceptions. By far the most famous of these is the Eiffel Tower, built for the Exposition Universelle (1889), which is now a symbol of host city Paris. Ironically, some contemporary critics wanted the tower dismantled after the fair's conclusion.

    Other major structures that were held over from these fairs:

    The Crystal Palace, from the first World's Fair in London in 1851, chosen because it could be recycled to recoup losses, was such a success that it was moved and intended to be permanent, only to be destroyed by a fire (of its contents) in 1936.
    The 1876 Centennial Exposition's main building is now the Smithsonian Institution's Arts and Industries Building in Washington, DC.
    The main buildings of Expo '98, in Lisbon, were completely integrated in the city itself.
    Other outstanding exceptions:

    The remains of Expo '29 in Seville where the 'Plaza de España' forms part of a large park and forecourt, and many of the pavilions have become offices for Consulate-Generals.
    The Aquarium of Milano Expo '06 where built for the fair and after 100 years is still open and was recently renovated.
    The ICOH (International Commission on Occupational Health), was settled in Milan during the Expo '06 and had the first congress in the Expo pavillions. In the next June 2006 the ICOH will celebrate the first century of life in Milan.
    The pavilions of Expo '92 in Seville had been reconverted into a technological square and a theme park.
    The M. H. de Young Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park was a survivor of the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition until it was replaced for a larger building.
    The Palace of Fine Arts is all that remains from the 1915 San Francisco Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
    In Brussels, the Atomium still stands at the site of the 1958 exposition.
    The Space Needle in Seattle was the symbol of the 1962 World's Fair, and the US pavilion from that fair became the Pacific Science Center.
    San Antonio kept intact the Tower of the Americas, the Institute of Texan Cultures and the Convention Center from HemisFair '68.
    Among the structures still standing from Expo '67 in Montreal are Moshe Safdie's Habitat 67, Buckminster Fuller's American pavilion (now the Biosphère), and the French pavilion (now the Casino de Montréal).
    The Sunsphere remains extant from the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville.
    The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is housed in the last remaining building of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, which had been the Palace of Fine Arts. The intent or hope was to make all Columbian structures permanent, but most of the structures burned, possibly the result of arson during the Pullman Strike. The fair's only other known remaining building is the Norway pavilion, a small house located at a museum in Wisconsin.
    The World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne was constructed for the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition, and is another example.
    A particular case is the EUR quarter in Rome, built for a World's Fair planned for 1942, was never used for its intended purpose, because of World War II, and today hosts various offices, governmental or private, and some museums.
    Some World's Fair sites became (or reverted to) parks incorporating some of the expo elements, such as:

    Jackson Park, Chicago, Illinois: Site of the 1893 Columbian Exposition
    Nashville: Tennessee Centennial Expo
    Saint Louis: Louisiana Purchase Exposition
    San Diego: Panama-California Exposition (1915) & California Pacific International Exposition (1935)
    Seattle: Century 21 Exposition
    Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, New York City: Site of both the 1939/1940 and 1964/1965 New York World's Fairs
    Montreal: Expo '67
    San Antonio: HemisFair '68
    Osaka: Expo '70
    Spokane: Expo '74
    Vancouver: Expo '86
    Brisbane: Expo '88
    Seville: Expo '92
    Daejeon (Taejŏn): Expo '93
    Lisbon: Expo '98
    Some pavilions have been moved overseas intact:

    The USSR Pavilion from Expo '67 is now in Moscow.
    The Japan Pavilion from Expo '70 is the Asian Centre at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC.
    The Belgium Pavilion from the 1939 New York World's Fair was relocated to Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia.

    Many exhibitions and rides created by Walt Disney and his WED Enterprises company for the 1964 New York World's Fair (which was held over into 1965) were moved to the world-famous Disneyland after the closing of the Fair. Many of the rides are still operating today like "it's a small world" and "The Carousel of Progress".

    Disney had originally contributed so many exhibits to the New York fair in part because the corporation had envisioned a "permanent World's Fair" at the Flushing site. That concept instead came to fruition with the Disney theme park EPCOT, an extension of Walt Disney World, near Orlando, Florida. EPCOT has many of the characteristics of a typical Universal Exposition: national pavilions, as well as exhibits concerning technology and/or the future, along with more typical amusement-park rides. Meanwhile, several of the 1964 attractions, relocated to Disneyland, had been duplicated at Disney World.
  14. #154  
    What was this thread about anyway?
  15. #155  
    Quote Originally Posted by oddlou
    What was this thread about anyway?
    Near as I can tell, about some little baby named Joe, who went to a fair, and wanted Cracker Jacks, but instead his Ma bought him a burrito.
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  16. #156  
    Well behaved women rarely make history
  17. #157  
    Quote Originally Posted by justbrown522
    Thread Crapping, as in starting a thread for absolutely no reason other then to fill up space on TC, would not be a problem if the TC old timers,bullies, whatever you call yourselves, did a little spring cleaning. Put fear in the hearts of these people and it will be back to the good ol' days...which for me is about 7 days ago
    There are only a few of us who use want to use TC as intended, not a place to increase post count to get a stupid treo icon on your avatar......the old timers, monkeys, etc., need a life plain and simple!!!
  18. #158  
    Quote Originally Posted by ttrundle
    There are only a few of us who use want to use TC as intended, not a place to increase post count to get a stupid treo icon on your avatar......the old timers, monkeys, etc., need a life plain and simple!!!
    america hater
  19. #159  
    Considering this thread is in the Off Topic section, and as such, posts don't count, your logic is flawed.
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  20. #160  
    Quote Originally Posted by Insertion
    Considering this thread is in the Off Topic section, and as such, posts don't count, your logic is flawed.
    america hater
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