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WildaBeast 28 October 2017 05:52 PM

Odd thing you saw today
 
Yesterday evening I saw a car with a fake foot, like from a mannequin or something, tied below the rear bumper. It was just low enough that the toes would drag along the pavement as the car was driving.

WildaBeast 28 October 2017 11:04 PM

My total at Target came out to exactly $18.00.

thorny locust 29 October 2017 12:10 AM

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Originally Posted by WildaBeast (Post 1962718)
My total at Target came out to exactly $18.00.

L'chaim!

and characters

Richard W 29 October 2017 02:20 PM

I've been playing South Park: Stick of Truth, in which the children are playing a fantasy game and are all dressed up as warriors and elves and things.

I was in the pub on Friday, when towards the end of the evening a group of people suddenly appeared from the back (they must have been out in the garden all the time). They were all quite short and on the round side, and the women were dressed in pseudo-medieval corsets and Disney princess type stuff, while the only guy was wearing a slightly tatty green Robin Hood style costume.

They looked exactly like characters from the game... they could even have been cosplaying that, for all I know. It was odd enough suddenly seeing random cosplayers in the pub anyway, but even stranger that they looked like characters from South Park dressed up.

crocoduck_hunter 29 October 2017 04:02 PM

I was out late last night and as I was driving home around midnight, I saw someone doing yard work: looked like they were raking leaves.

Seaboe Muffinchucker 30 October 2017 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by WildaBeast (Post 1962718)
My total at Target came out to exactly $18.00.

Mine at Safeway (on the 25, IIRC) came out to exactly $30.00

Seaboe

kitap 02 November 2017 09:15 AM

I was having dinner with my dad at McDonald's tonight-it is right off a busy residential and commercial street. I looked up from my food and saw.... three women on horseback in the parking lot. We think they were in line for the drive-through.

We suspect they rode along the Rillito (the Rillito is a dry stream bed most of the year-about 50 or 75 feet across. Gets full after a rainstorm. It has a very nice walking/riding/jogging/bicycle path alongside most of it.) path to the street then the block or so to the McDonald's.

DawnStorm 02 November 2017 12:27 PM

Saw one of these yesterday; haven't seen that dust devil in decades!

Seaboe Muffinchucker 02 November 2017 03:40 PM

Last night on my way home I saw an Alfa-Romeo Gulia. This time, in my neighborhood instead of on the freeway (as in, on the arterial just before I turned onto my street).

Seaboe

freethinker 02 November 2017 05:24 PM

A car with a vanity plate that said "rocky tp".
So there is something worse than 1 ply tp?😂

Seaboe Muffinchucker 03 November 2017 02:57 PM

Snow.

I saw in the paper last night that it was supposed to snow, but the elevation given was 3500 feet (I'm less than 500 feet), so imagine my surprise when I got up and it was not only snowing, but there was snow was on the ground as well.

Seabow.

Richard W 03 November 2017 04:28 PM

I'd forgotten, I saw my first snow of the year in the mountains in Romania a few weeks ago, on our trip to Transylvania. First we saw a snow-covered mountain in the distance, which felt odd since it was the beginning of October. Then a bit later we drove through a snowstorm, and there was quite a bit of snow by the road. Probably less odd there than it would be to get snow here in October, though!

If we're on nice cars again, I saw a Lamborghini Aventador 750-4 SuperVeloce (I think it was that spec - one of the new ones, and nicer-looking than even the average Aventador) parked outside an ice cream parlour on my way back from town a week or two ago. This is on a fairly grotty road which has all the takeaway pizza places in town. It looked very out of place.

One of my friends has an Alfa Romeo Giulietta - pretty nice, as long as you don't have to sit in the back! Those and Giulias aren't that uncommon round here.

Gutter Monkey 05 November 2017 04:01 PM

Two fairly tall yucca plants poking over the top of a tall fence in my neighbourhood .... and both were wearing sunglasses :cool::cool:

https://i.imgur.com/msHxLAd.jpg

dfresh 06 November 2017 01:15 PM

I use GoogleMaps to figure out directions, but never log into it. I don't even have a Google account. I opened googlemaps at work to figure out the best route to a site, and before I typed anything Googlemaps suggested two locations, a restaurant about a half hour from here and a theater in Philly. I have never been to either, never looked at either, but my wife used the Googlemaps on her phone for directions to both places last week. SO, Google now has realized my wife's phone and my work are related. I don't really like that.

Seaboe Muffinchucker 06 November 2017 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Richard W (Post 1963238)
I'd forgotten, I saw my first snow of the year in the mountains in Romania a few weeks ago, on our trip to Transylvania.

I saw my first snow on October 12, when I was driving over Snoqualmie Pass on I-90. I also had to drive through a rain/snow mix the next day, between Spokane and Pullman. However, that didn't strike me as odd because a) Snoqualmie is a mountain pass (albeit a low one--3,000 feet) and 2) snow tends to come early to eastern Washington.

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If we're on nice cars again,
Aren't we always on nice cars? :D

Seaboe

Die Capacitrix 06 November 2017 07:40 PM

I saw a Starbucks sign on the way to work.

I grew up in Seattle, but moved to the East Coast in the early 1990s. By the time Starbucks was strengthening its position in the East Coast, I moved to Switzerland. I've never worked or lived within a short walking distance to Starbucks. Most of them are still few and far between, unless you're in Zürich.

Errata 08 November 2017 06:49 AM

Walking home, all the trees in a certain part of town had legal notices posted to them. I read one and it was pseudolegalistic sovereign citizen nonsense about notifying the authorities that someone isn't a freemason. I thought it was odd that there weren't any on lamp posts or walls or mailboxes, only trees, perhaps due to part of their legal theories.

Seaboe Muffinchucker 08 November 2017 03:23 PM

In Seattle, if you post a notice on a lamp post or telephone pole, it generally gets ignored by the authorities (unless there are so many notices they're a hazard of one kind or another). But if you post one on a tree, it gets taken down fairly rapidly (I saw this in action once, with a yard sale notice). Perhaps your poster expected something like that.

Seaboe

smittykins 08 November 2017 09:28 PM

At the grocery store today, I saw "French Toast Bread" made by Freihofer's(thicker slices). I never knew such a thing existed.

ChasFink 09 November 2017 03:35 PM

A car with the license plate "BMW 1". It was a Mercedes.

and

A grocery store circular with a first page that advertised several meat items at 19 cents a pound, limit one item, with a $100 purchase. On the next page, many of the same items at 99 cents a pound, limit one item, with a $100 purchase.

DawnStorm 09 November 2017 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by ChasFink (Post 1963818)

A grocery store circular with a first page that advertised several meat items at 19 cents a pound, limit one item, with a $100 purchase. On the next page, many of the same items at 99 cents a pound, limit one item, with a $100 purchase.

Someone needs to hire a proofreader! I'm sure the store will post notices at the meat counter that say Oops! We goofed! Big time! :-o

Alarm 09 November 2017 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by ChasFink (Post 1963818)
A car with the license plate "BMW 1". It was a Mercedes.

and

A grocery store circular with a first page that advertised several meat items at 19 cents a pound, limit one item, with a $100 purchase. On the next page, many of the same items at 99 cents a pound, limit one item, with a $100 purchase.

Is it you have to buy $100 worth of it at the special price to get the price, or you only get the price if you buy other stuff worth $100?

Because $100 worth of $0.19/LB meat is a looooooooooootttt of meat.

WildaBeast 09 November 2017 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by ChasFink (Post 1963818)
A car with the license plate "BMW 1". It was a Mercedes.

I'm guessing either: 1) The owner used to drive a BMW and kept the same plate when they switched to a Mercedes. B) The owner has an odd sense of humor. Perhaps they're making fun of BMW owners who want to advertise to the world that they have a BMW through personalized plates.

The fact that it's got that 1 on the end of it reminds me of a guy I knew in high school. He had a Ford F250 with the license plate "TRUCK2". That was his third choice. TRUCK and TRUCK1 were already taken.

Richard W 09 November 2017 07:36 PM

Presumably once he got that plate, he was annoyed at having to buy a second truck to put it on!

Errata 09 November 2017 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Alarm (Post 1963850)
Is it you have to buy $100 worth of it at the special price to get the price, or you only get the price if you buy other stuff worth $100?

Because $100 worth of $0.19/LB meat is a looooooooooootttt of meat.

With a $100 purchase would indicate that your entire grocery bill is at least $100, which is not an uncommonly large total amount to spend on grocery shopping for a household.

The "limit one item" bit is hard to parse for something that you can buy a variable amount of and pay by the pound. If it's already parceled out into discrete packages maybe it would make sense, but if it's just normal meat that you'd ask for as much as you want from the meat section, I'm not sure where you draw the line at one item of X pounds of meat (limit one cow?)

20 cents for a pound of meat is way below the normal market price even for a deep discount. However, if you're buying $100 worth of stuff, and there is some interpretation of "limit one item" that makes sense in the intended context, then they could afford a promotion to give you some limited amount of meat basically for free, in the same way that they could afford to give away a free thing in a buy two get one free type discount.

Don Enrico 10 November 2017 06:16 AM

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Originally Posted by WildaBeast (Post 1963853)
1) The owner used to drive a BMW and kept the same plate when they switched to a Mercedes. B) The owner has an odd sense of humor.

III) The owner's name is Bernhard Michael Wetherspoon.

ChasFink 10 November 2017 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Errata (Post 1963860)
The "limit one item" bit is hard to parse for something that you can buy a variable amount of and pay by the pound. If it's already parceled out into discrete packages maybe it would make sense...

These were packaged things: turkeys, hams, whole pork shoulders, etc.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Don Enrico (Post 1963899)
III) The owner's name is Bernhard Michael Wetherspoon.

Bernhard Michael Wetherspoon the first!

Alarm 10 November 2017 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Don Enrico (Post 1963899)
III) The owner's name is Bernhard Michael Wetherspoon.

It was an acronym for "Better Make Way" #1
Because someone who drives a car like a battering ram, surely needs more than 1...

freethinker 10 November 2017 06:22 PM

I saw a car with a vanity plate that said "fatpat7". The person driving wasn't what I would call a fat person. But the driver could have been just borrowing the car though.

WildaBeast 12 November 2017 12:58 AM

While out walking today I saw a pile of what I'm pretty sure was horse manure on the sidewalk. It was way too much to have come from a dog, and it had bits of grass/hay in it. Just to be clear, it had obviously been deposited there by the animal directly; it's wasn't like someone had spilled some organic fertilizer or something. This is a typical suburban neighborhood; there aren't any horse farms nearby and this isn't the sort of area where people would typically ride horses.

Gutter Monkey 12 November 2017 07:42 AM

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Originally Posted by WildaBeast (Post 1964058)
While out walking today I saw a pile of what I'm pretty sure was horse manure on the sidewalk. It was way too much to have come from a dog, and it had bits of grass/hay in it. Just to be clear, it had obviously been deposited there by the animal directly; it's wasn't like someone had spilled some organic fertilizer or something. This is a typical suburban neighborhood; there aren't any horse farms nearby and this isn't the sort of area where people would typically ride horses.

Maybe someone hired a pony for a kid's party?

ChasFink 13 November 2017 03:04 PM

Yesterday I saw a professionally printed sign on a telephone pole that simply said "Cash for diabetic test strips" and a phone number. I don't understand.

Lainie 13 November 2017 03:11 PM

Sometimes, because a diabetic has passed away or for other reasons, people have extra, unused test strips. There's a market for them, I'm guessing because people who don't need them anymore sell them for less than retail.

ChasFink 13 November 2017 06:37 PM

I just did a little research. What Lainie says is true, but apparently diabetics with good insurance buy extra, then sell them to companies like this for a profit. The companies then sell them to uninsured folks for an additional profit, but for less than regular retail.

One more reason to hate US health insurance.

Lainie 13 November 2017 06:55 PM

I did say, ". . . or for other reasons. . ." :)

ChasFink 13 November 2017 09:26 PM

I stand corrected. :)

DawnStorm 14 November 2017 01:07 PM

At midnight last Saturday-Sunday, I was awakened by someone pounding and saying 'open the door!' :confused: Who's knocking on my door at midnight? Must be an accident. I look out the window and see 2-3 police cruisers at the corner; they'd pulled someone over and presumably proceeded to give the driver a sobriety test. I got tired of waiting for the driver to walk the straight line, so I went back to bed. In other words: a normal weekend at Dawn's Corner.

WildaBeast 25 November 2017 03:28 AM

While I was driving earlier there was a car in one of the two left turn lanes at an intersection where was turning left with its four-way flashers on, apparently with some sort of mechanical problem. So I went around it in the other left turn lane. While I was sitting there waiting for the light to change I saw another car coming from the other direction, in the the corresponding left turn lane, also with its four-way flashers on.

DawnStorm 26 November 2017 04:37 PM

Just got back from a vacation in Orlando, and during the vacation and the drive down, I saw the following:
1. Many people either walking or jogging down either a US Route or an Interstate (biggest WTF ever--someone jogging southbound along I95 North)
2. A Hindu Temple in Cary, North Carolina:eek:
3. A Venus Fly Trap sculpture in Fayetteville, North Carolina (guess who clean forgot to take a photo of it? :mad:)
4. A Hindu temple in Fayetteville North Carolina:eek:
5. A Christian motorcycle gang and their bad-ass Harleys.

Those are the ones I remember.

UrbanLegends101 26 November 2017 10:05 PM

"Bumper" sticker on a pick-up with side tool boxes:

God bless America and the Farmer who feeds your fat ass


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