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    No, not at all. People-watching can be fun, in train stations, airport departure lounges, malls and elsewhere.

    TNP has a favorite U.S. President. Or even a Top Five.

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    So many. Harding, Fillmore, Buchanan, Wilson, Hoover.....I feel like someone's missing from that group....but, no, just can't think of anyone worse. Quincy Adams? He wasn't that great, but he did have an influential father, president or not. Nope, no one worse is coming to mind. I'll just stick with those for now.

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    Naturally! Washington, of course, then Lincoln behind him just by a (beard) hair, then TR, Truman and JFK. FDR, Obama, Cleveland, Wilson, Jackson and Clinton would be in my next tier. I'm not saying they're all the best Presidents, but they're my favorites.

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    Yeah. I'll take Ironside, Truman, Obama, JFK for the win. And add Ike in for the bonus. Wilson? Really? The French loved him, but I question that teetotalling sonofabitch.

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    I knew about Mardi Gras but am not really into penance.

    Woodrow Wilson's racism was and is unforgivable, and he was too slow in coming around to support women's suffrage, but he was a smart, honest, capable progressive and many of his policies (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ne...n_and_programs) laid the groundwork for the New Deal. He also was an effective CINC during WWI and was correct about the need for the League of Nations, or something like it, even though he failed in that effort.

    TNP likes Wilson a teensy bit more now.

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    Nope. Warmongering, abstinence-loving motherfucker. He was smart and capable, but another way to say that would be (i) shrewd and (ii) satanic. OK, fine, Germany was a problem, like it is today and always, and maybe Wilson didn't personally like those priggish teetotallers nor their crude methods. And, I like the letter "W": it's one of the fancier letters in several European and Brittanic alphabets.

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    Oh, that was a bit dark. Just a ..... hobby .... interest. Not very relatable.

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    Used to. Since the pandemic, can’t even focus that much.

    TNP has had the futility of their work brought home twice in the same day. Like, say, yesterday.

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    Yes. Twice in one day I observed two of my teammates at work brought low(er) by petty retributive managerial acts. It was "like" yesterday, in that it was two weeks ago, but in a single day.

    TNP likes wearing finger-tight gloves while outside, but rarely takes the effort to put them on.

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    No, I like gloves which fit well but are not finger-tight.

    Wilson was many things, but he was not "warmongering." He was very reluctant to bring the US into WWI, and TR, among others, thought he was a wussy because of it. There were many American politicos of the period who were far more keen on the war than he was.

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    No, I own none. They are nice, remembering back when I was a teenager, but I'm into "tactical" black made of synthetic materials. Fit the hand well, not many gaps between the tips of the fingers and the fabric.

    No, I'd suggest not interpreting that too closely.

    TNP has a favorite letter, between "v" and "w" in several alphabets.

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    I like both, but if I had to choose I'd go for V.

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    Not really. I'm sure that's a defect on my own part, but I don't find something of interest to me there. (Perhaps I'm just a "wussy!" )

    TNP will name one natural language that he or she abandoned learning, and, for bonus points, can say why.

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    I took four years of high school Spanish and always struggled with it. I don't speak it often these days, but I've retained a bit; if you parachuted me into the outskirts of Madrid, I could probably make my way to the US Embassy.

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    Consulates, yes. Embassies, no, I don't recall.

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    As someone who read and loved Pat Conroy's novel The Lords of Discipline, in which chocolate-flavored Ex-Lax plays an absolutely crucial role, hell, yes, I'm troubled!

    TNP is also a fan of the book (but, like me, not so much of the movie).

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    Never heard of either.

    TNP doesn't have to answer for reasons of privacy, but TNP thinks Ex-Lax is a pretty good product. Right up there with Mucinex.

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    Never used either, so I guess not.

    For more on the Conroy book - highly recommended: https://www.amazon.com/Lords-Discipl...4911191&sr=1-1

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