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September 23[edit]

Kate McKinnon[edit]

Can you add a picture to Kate McKinnons page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:56, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Unfortunately it's not as simple as just adding any old photo. The vast majority of photos are copyrighted, and we can't use them. On the article's talk page there is already a request for a free image, so the people who look after the page are aware of the issue. A post on the talk page from a couple of months ago says there appear to be no free use images available. --Viennese Waltz 09:00, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
We can use copyrighted images, though they are discouraged. Wikipedia:Non-free content criteria explains it. Matt Deres (talk) 13:17, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
When you tell new people that, they tend to think "We can use copyrighted images whenever we want." The difference between "never using them" and "using them sparingly according to a strict set of guidelines" is subtle and nuanced, and when giving guidance to people who are unfamiliar with Wikipedia rules on the matter, it is best to just tell them "don't"; because they invariably mess it up. It is best to let them figure it out in a few months or years once they are more familiar with Wikipedia. --Jayron32 13:40, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
Note in the particularly case of Kate McKinnon, as a living individual who isn't in isolation or anything and in fact is likely regularly making public apparances the answer is we can't use copyrighted images at the top of the article or to show what she looks like in general anyway. There is a slight chance we can use one further down to show something other than simply what she looks like but that's about it. Nil Einne (talk) 19:31, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
I understand your point, but I'm generally not in favour of the "lie to children" method of pedagogy. Matt Deres (talk) 23:56, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
  • One could of course, simply ask Kate McKinnon if she would upload or release a picture. There's a procedure for that, although I am not versed in it. μηδείς (talk) 03:01, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Mother and Daughter video[edit]

I saw a video on Facebook and now I cannot find it. It is a music video sung by a woman. I have no idea of how old it is. It is a song from a mother to her daughter. The video is black and white. The girl starts out a baby and grows older throughout the video. A scene I distinctly remember is the mother pushing the girl on a swing. Can anyone guess what song or music video it was? (talk) 15:04, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

It sounds similar to Wonder (Natalie Merchant song). Is that it? --Jayron32 15:22, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
We can probably eliminate the versions of Mother and Child Reunion by male singers Paul Simon and Bono, but perhaps it was covered by a female singer ? StuRat (talk) 15:41, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
The song (though not the video) that comes to mind is an old standard called "Turn Around."[1]Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 17:50, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
One option is to try a Google video search and then scan along the left side to see if anything rings a bell. There are a couple of black and white videos in my link, but I didn't click through many of them. A YouTube user has created a relevant playlist here that might also prove useful. Again, some are B&W (and it seems quite a few songs show up on both lists, which is not surprising). Matt Deres (talk) 13:48, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. Turns out that it is "Slow Down." It is only half in black and white. (talk) 12:08, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
BTW, if you enjoy that theme, you might want to view the Quaker Oats "Off You Go" commercial: [2]. Very touching for a 30 second spot. There's also a 45 second version with some extra scenes (girl getting on the bus and slightly older girl receiving bowl of oats from Mom). StuRat (talk) 15:45, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Is Will Smith's rapping and music career done?[edit]

He hasn't released an album since 2005. Swancat (talk) 19:22, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

We can't predict the future, but, if he chooses to put out another rap song, his fame will ensure that it will get some exposure. StuRat (talk) 19:44, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

I'm trying look or remember this movie I saw in the 2000's[edit]

It was a comedy. A group of guys try to serve in Iraq but they end up in Mexico instead by accident. It came out around 2005 if I recall. Any help with the title would be great. Swancat (talk) 19:28, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Delta Farce? uhhlive (talk) 19:31, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Has a first class cricket game ever been won by inches?[edit]

"Baseball is a game of inches" is a common saying. Has many day cricket ever been a game of inches, too? Like a batsman dove forward to score the winning run and slid to a stop near the crease and the ball was only inches from giving him the last out? Sagittarian Milky Way (talk) 19:48, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

There have been two Tied Tests, and see List of Test cricket records for the closest margins of victory, but the scenario you describe is very unlikely. If the scores are level and the last man is in (see Vitaï Lampada), the batsmen should block everything and wait for a boundary or, at least, a stroke that's well into the outfield - being run out in that situation would get the player thrown out of a village Third XI, let alone a Test team. Tevildo (talk) 21:34, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
That would make cricket really fun to watch, though. If you're tied in the fourth innings with 9 outs and block or hit the ball you have to run like in baseball. Sagittarian Milky Way (talk) 22:26, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
"That would make cricket really fun to watch, though." You imply that it's not! ;-) Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 16:19, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
Indeed - hence the popularity of Twenty20. But first-class cricket is the limited-time (rather than limited-overs) form of the game. Tevildo (talk) 23:03, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
Won by inches, but not in quite the way Sagittarian suggested - India beat Bangladesh by inches. DuncanHill (talk) 21:45, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
Ahh, the limited-overs game is another matter. SA v AUS in the 1999 Cricket World Cup semi-final is a particularly notorious example. Tevildo (talk) 21:56, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
This test match does come to mind, where Australia were only one run short. This was a higher scoring game where Australia lost by two runs. Speaking more generally, a lot of important wickets fall where if the ball was to the left or right by a fraction of an inch a batsman would not have gotten out. Lankiveil (speak to me) 03:11, 25 September 2016 (UTC).

September 25[edit]

Red verses Blue[edit]

I was watching Red verses Blue and was curious why Tex can take over bodies if spirits don't exist and she isn't an AI like Church. I haven't finished the series yet so I may not have seen the answer yet but I think I have and just missed it. Even if it does get explained later on I want spoilers. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:15, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Presumably you're talking about Red vs. Blue. It being fictional, anything can happen. But maybe someone familiar with it will turn up here. If not, you should look for a fan forum, where these kinds of things are likely to be discussed in depth. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 00:41, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
Our List of Red vs. Blue characters article can give you a bit of background on Tex, and why she behaves as she does. Try here, or here for some additional information on Tex outside of Wikipedia. (talk) 11:44, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai[edit]

Salman & Aishwarya were Paired up in Hum Dil Chupke 1999, until Ajay "stole" Aishwarya.

In 2002, Aishwarya acted as a Guest Star Blind Woman in Hum Tumare.

After 2002, did Salman & Aishwarya ever Pair Up again with Happy Ending?( (talk) 00:45, 25 September 2016 (UTC)).

Australian Band ID from late 1980's[edit]

There was an (I believe) Australian band from the late 80's that had two videos play on MTv before it went reality show format. The lead singer was a blond woman. It was basically a New Wave sound, one of the videos may have had a song with a political message; in any case it had east asian children with face paint in it, IIRC. I have a sneaking suspicion I asked this question some years back, but can't find it in the archives. Help with an ID would be appreciated. Thanks. μηδείς (talk) 02:56, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Living at South Fork ranch[edit]

The 1980s TV series "Dallas" was centred around the wealthy Ewing family. What always struck me as odd, was that despite all their money, J.R. and Bobby were still living at home with their parents at South Fork ranch. One would have thought J.R. and Bobby would have wanted their own places when they got married etc, even if I think the mansion probably was pretty spacious. Is this common practice in Texas, living many generations under the same roof? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:57, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

I don't think it being in Texas is the important part, it being a working ranch is. That is, they might want to remain close to the ranch, to help manage it and show they were entitled to inherit it. The same would apply to ranch in Wyoming. And, it being large enough to afford them relative privacy, it's not the same as your average kids living at him into adulthood. StuRat (talk) 16:29, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

"True Faith" by New Order[edit]

In the video accompanying this track, towards the end there is someone dressed as a punchbag who appears to be using sign language. Is this sign language, and if so, what does it mean? --TammyMoet (talk) 16:24, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

According to the article's subsection on the video, she's signing the lyrics. I found this in other places on the internet too, for example: She is signing to the verse: "I used to think that the day would never come..." and also "When I was a very small boy....". ---Sluzzelin talk 16:38, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for this. Wonder why I never found anything like that? My google-fu must be crap these days! --TammyMoet (talk) 14:10, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Old math pc program[edit]

I am trying to remember the name of an old math pc program for middle school students. I remember that it featured a talking globe. I also distinctly remember the Sieve of Eratosthenes, Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally, and the history of zero being discussed in the program. I really wanted to order the program from, but I cannot remember the name of it. I have tried a number of Google searches, but very few of the results are even about pc programs. I bought this program in 2002. I figured it would be unlikely that anyone would know, but I thought it might be worth trying. (talk) 18:48, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Can you name this piece??[edit]

Start with a quarter note D that's just a pickup

  • Bar 1: half note G followed by quarter note D
  • Bar 2: half note low B followed by eighth note triplets B-C-D
  • Bar 3: quarter notes D-E-D
  • Bar 4: quarter notes D-C-E
  • Bar 5: half note A followed by quarter note G
  • Bar 6: F; this is as far as I have memorized

Georgia guy (talk) 19:37, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

That sounds like the "Pilgrims' Chorus" from Richard Wagner's Tannhäuser. The melody also features very prominently in the Overture to the opera. -- Jack of Oz [pleasantries] 19:50, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
Here it is in Liszt's transcription. (It was originally in E major.) I recommend Brendel's recording (it's on Youtube, but as a copyvio, so I won't link to it). Double sharp (talk) 07:59, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Bandy at the 2017 Asian Winter Games?[edit]

Does anyone know if there will be any bandy at the Sapporo games in 2017, like there was in 2011? Sources I can find are not clear on this and I'd like to add information about it, wether they will play bandy or not. Skogsvandraren (talk) 23:31, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

  • As the Bandi live primarily near Deneb IV, that doesn't seem likely. :-) StuRat (talk) 15:38, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

September 26[edit]

Sharukhan, Shilpa Shetty[edit]

Was Bazigar seriously the only Film between Sharukhan & Shilpa Shetty?( (talk) 05:59, 26 September 2016 (UTC)).