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Forum topic by Bearcontrare posted 03-18-2021 01:41 PM 562 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bearcontrare

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03-18-2021 01:41 PM

We all know that Zoom meetings are a necessary evil in today’s pandemic stricken world. Young “techies” LOVE this stuff. I am more a creature of the last century than this one, so I am not very patient with all the techical dicficulties inherent with Zoom meetings, i.e. losing sound and/or picture at intervals while the “meeting” is in progress. And the way the cameras have participants arranged.
Does anyone else just want to blurt out “I’LL TAKE PAUL LYNDE FOR THE BLOCK!!!.......???

-- Barry, in Maryland


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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 03-18-2021 03:19 PM

When I log on to a virtual meeting with video, I see The Brady Bunch, but Hollywood Squares makes sense too. I dislike the virtual meeting platforms in general, but I like the ones with video better than audio-only. I miss seeing my people in person!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#2 posted 03-18-2021 06:10 PM

One of my ministers likes to sing The Brady Bunch theme at the start of Zoom meetings. With the faces he makes while doing it, it’s hilarious.

-- Barry, in Maryland

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#3 posted 03-19-2021 12:42 AM

The Hollywood Squares comparison would be a lot funnier if I wasn’t the guy who looks like Charlie Weaver…....

-- Barry, in Maryland

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#4 posted 05-06-2021 06:37 PM

Who is Charlie Weaver?

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#5 posted 05-06-2021 06:43 PM

I did it for court against my ex wife. I’m sure if you did it alot it would be easier. 1stvand only time for me. I found it difficult to keep up with people interrupting each other.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 05-06-2021 06:45 PM

I’m a college professor, and I’m retiring in 3 short weeks. I’m sooo sick of Zoom and all the impersonal screens. Can’t wait to get away from it, I spend way too much time on it.

And “young techies” don’t love it. My students (engineers) hate it as much as I do.

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#7 posted 05-10-2021 06:21 PM

yeah come on, do tell who Charlie Weaver is???

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#8 posted 05-10-2021 10:13 PM

yeah come on, do tell who Charlie Weaver is??? – felixw
His real name was Cliff Arquette: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Arquette

If you never watched Hollywood Squares during the 60’s to 80’s, the reference to antique sitcom makes no sense. :-(0)

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, Doom, despair, agony on me… - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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Bearcontrare

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#9 posted 05-11-2021 12:42 AM

Cliff Arquette, who portrayed the character of Charlie Weaver is also the the grandfather of David Arquette, who married Courtney Cox, of “Friends”.

-- Barry, in Maryland

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#10 posted 05-16-2021 10:03 PM

I’m with you, Barry. I too am from the last century and an analog person. I use flip phone only when I’m away from home. I still have a land line.
All 3 of my guilds are on Zoom so I dropped out of 2 of them that wanted dues during this period while I got nothing out of it. I tried it once and that was with just the board of about 9 people and every little square was so small. I could just imagine with 80 people on line at a meeting!!!!!!!! It took so long to introduce each new person that the meeting was half way over before we talked about anything of any importance…plus the connection difficulty that came on too.

I go to these guild meetings to personally meet with my fellow woodworkers in the area. I get a lot more out of Lumberjocks with the projects , forums and blogs that are not on line interactive. I try to visit LJ buddies as I travel but I guess I’m not a fan of the digital world. I’m glad I lived when I did.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 05-17-2021 07:23 AM

I’m 86 and know what shuffle dancing is, but I don’t know what zoom is.

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#12 posted 05-17-2021 12:12 PM


Who is Charlie Weaver?

- cssjim

if you have to ask ~ you weren’t there

-- there is no educational alternative to having a front row seat in the School of Hard Knocks. --

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#13 posted 05-17-2021 02:35 PM

If you are “of a certain age” like myself, you may remember people saying “Television adds twenty pounds” to the way a person looks. To me, at least, it sure seems like Zoom adds twenty YEARS to the way a person looks. I sure as Hell don’t look THAT bad in mirrors, but Zoom makes me look like Death chewin’ on a cracker!

-- Barry, in Maryland

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#14 posted 05-27-2021 12:45 AM

I liked Paul Linde on Hollywood Squares. They sure got away with a lot of suggestive comments on that show!! Watching them is kind of like a Zoom meeting only they are big enough to see who is each square on TV!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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