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Forum: Amusement Bark 26 March 2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 50,362
Posted By Crius of CoH
Finally saw Captain Marvel today. It was OK....

Finally saw Captain Marvel today. It was OK. Don't think it lived up to the trailer hype (and for the record, none of the other MCU movies for which I saw prior trailers had that issue). If I were to...
Forum: Rantidote 23 March 2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 36,513
Posted By Crius of CoH
Virtually everyone I know - relatives, friends...

Virtually everyone I know - relatives, friends and co-workers - have been summoned to jury duty (whether or not they went or managed to wriggle out of it is another thing entirely). I have never...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 22 March 2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 529
Posted By Crius of CoH
My MIL (upstate NY, Finger Lakes region, but...

My MIL (upstate NY, Finger Lakes region, but trained by her mother who hailed from Oklahoma) once buttered some sandwiches for my wife and I for our mid-trip meal when we were leaving for home. This...
Forum: Rantidote 21 March 2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 36,513
Posted By Crius of CoH
I'm in Rhode Island. Natives and long-term...

I'm in Rhode Island. Natives and long-term residents feel that any in-state trip of 20 minutes' duration is a day trip; anything longer is either too far or requires planning for stops. That changes...
Forum: Rantidote 21 March 2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 938
Views: 334,167
Posted By Crius of CoH
Having read a metric butt-load of milSF on my...

Having read a metric butt-load of milSF on my Kindle over the last 15 months, I can say that massive missile salvos are pretty much de rigueur in the genre. It's not just him. Oh, and some of it goes...
Forum: Rantidote 21 March 2019, 02:08 AM
Replies: 946
Views: 132,240
Posted By Crius of CoH
Are you the Airbnb we just stayed at? :lol: We...

Are you the Airbnb we just stayed at? :lol: We had a note to the effect that we were free to raid the fridge in the garage, which was full of beer and other beverages left behind by previous Airbnb...
Forum: SLC 14 March 2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 35,101
Posted By Crius of CoH
LTTMMH: Tang makes a water flavor additive...

LTTMMH: Tang makes a water flavor additive similar to the Mio.

I love Tang. :)
Forum: Rantidote 13 March 2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 58,706
Posted By Crius of CoH
My boss at one of my immediate post-college jobs...

My boss at one of my immediate post-college jobs was all on and on about chemicals. Around that time, there was a series of ads about... I don't remember what.... anyways, one of the ads was a...
Forum: Social Studies 13 March 2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,170
Posted By Crius of CoH
In fact, I did that; I was a science-y geek, well...

In fact, I did that; I was a science-y geek, well ahead of my peers in that respect, so during 3rd grade science, I was told to go around the blackboard to the 4th grade class on the other side and...
Forum: Social Studies 12 March 2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,170
Posted By Crius of CoH
I went to an open-plan school for 3rd and 4th...

I went to an open-plan school for 3rd and 4th grade. "Rooms" were made by walls of portable bulletin boards, portable chalk boards, book cases and filing cabinets. One might imagine that a large,...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 08 March 2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By Crius of CoH
See you at the next Iron Chef, where we get to...

See you at the next Iron Chef, where we get to use tuna, beet juice and avocados to make filet mignon. :lol:
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 08 March 2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By Crius of CoH
There are a couple of restaurants that I eat at...

There are a couple of restaurants that I eat at with some degree of regularity, one where I order the same dinner entree every time because it is delicious and exactly fills me up, and the other...
Forum: Announcements 07 March 2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 907
Posted By Crius of CoH
I got the email within 10 seconds of signing up,...

I got the email within 10 seconds of signing up, and I expect I'd be among the first batch of culls, so probably not. server issues, I expect.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 05 March 2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 682
Posted By Crius of CoH
It would be awesome if any appearance of the...

It would be awesome if any appearance of the red-tailed hawk was accompanied by the sound of... any other hawk or eagle, basically...
Forum: Crash and Burn 05 March 2019, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By Crius of CoH
I am somehow reminded of the old Calvin and...

I am somehow reminded of the old Calvin and Hobbes strip where Calvin's dad explains that the weight limit on a bridge is determined by driving heavier and heavier trucks over it until it collapses,...
Forum: SLC 03 March 2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 30,955
Posted By Crius of CoH
I am a masked crime-fighter working with a small...

I am a masked crime-fighter working with a small group of fellow newbie crime fighters (no powers, but we have some gadgetry, including a propane-powered hover-cycle the size of a child's tricycle;...
Forum: Amusement Bark 27 February 2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 348,670
Posted By Crius of CoH
Season 2 of the Netflix show The OA drops on...

Season 2 of the Netflix show The OA drops on March 22.

I really cannot describe the show to people who want to know what it's about, except to say that watching it drew me in and made me feel...
Forum: SLC 27 February 2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 35,101
Posted By Crius of CoH
Rain storm, snow storm, hail storm, wind storm,...

Rain storm, snow storm, hail storm, wind storm, lightning storm. Storm = atmospheric event, in American English, at least, with a qualifier added to categorize it. I'd call the same stuff you're...
Forum: Rantidote 26 February 2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 186,916
Posted By Crius of CoH
UP: My wife and I were invited to an anniversary...

UP: My wife and I were invited to an anniversary dinner for some friends at the Brazilian Grill in Dartmouth, MA (https://braziliangrillrestaurants.com/) (excellent food and they BRING A DOZEN...
Forum: Rantidote 24 February 2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 132,240
Posted By Crius of CoH
Thanks to those who posted about the webcomics...

Thanks to those who posted about the webcomics Miss Melee and Grrl Power on the previous page of this thread; I have now caught up on both and added them to my bookmarks. And they were/are great!...
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 February 2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 348,670
Posted By Crius of CoH
Which, alas, I do not have an account with. :(

Which, alas, I do not have an account with. :(
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 February 2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 50,362
Posted By Crius of CoH
News item popped up on my phone this morning that...

News item popped up on my phone this morning that Netflix has grabbed it, so it will be available to a somewhat wider audience now. Never heard of it until I saw that bit, and now I'm pretty excited...
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 February 2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 348,670
Posted By Crius of CoH
So far all I can access are clips on YouTube, but...

So far all I can access are clips on YouTube, but what I've seen over the last year or so has been hilarious. I like the lady "doctor" who was touting the health benefits of tumeric. Wish I could...
Forum: SLC 21 February 2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 71,899
Posted By Crius of CoH
Ah, after the initial confusion, this is finally...

Ah, after the initial confusion, this is finally beginning to gel. Definitions firmly set! The various aspics of the case properly molded.
Forum: Rantidote 19 February 2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 36,513
Posted By Crius of CoH
Well, we can't do ALL the heavy lifting. ...

Well, we can't do ALL the heavy lifting.

Does... does that count in the pun rankings?
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