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Forum: SLC 23 April 2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 32,839
Posted By thorny locust
Lainie, I don't know your area; but around here...

Lainie, I don't know your area; but around here many villages and small cities still have downtown independent furniture stores. And at least some of them can order in a piece in a different...
Forum: SLC 22 April 2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 50,489
Posted By thorny locust
Whoops, yes; I didn't take you to be saying that...

Whoops, yes; I didn't take you to be saying that it was your attitude. Sorry if my post read that way.
Forum: SLC 22 April 2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 50,489
Posted By thorny locust
Cigarette butts are horrible litter. If they've...

Cigarette butts are horrible litter. If they've got filters, they don't break down. And they're often not entirely out, and in dry conditions can pose a fire hazard.
Forum: Police Blotter 22 April 2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,365
Posted By thorny locust
Glad it's been found. My French is pretty bad,...

Glad it's been found. My French is pretty bad, but the story sounds like it's still intact.
Forum: SLC 21 April 2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 230,177
Posted By thorny locust
Sorry, GM, don't get the reference. But, FWIW,...

Sorry, GM, don't get the reference. But, FWIW, the only reason we managed to get it off the truck was with the aid of a neighbor named James.

Having good neighbors also makes me happy; but that's...
Forum: SLC 21 April 2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 27,143
Posted By thorny locust
RichardM, that sounds like a source of joy for...

RichardM, that sounds like a source of joy for companies selling tools.
Forum: Rantidote 21 April 2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 51,097
Posted By thorny locust
By having whatever page is showing the email link...

By having whatever page is showing the email link instead show a statement "We are no longer responding to email; please call this support number x-xxx-xxx-xxxx"?

Admittedly, if people are...
Forum: SLC 21 April 2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 27,143
Posted By thorny locust
Federal police will break into our houses and...

Federal police will break into our houses and take away all of our rulers and tapemeasures!

-- They'll also take all of our SAE wrenches, sockets, and bolts, and all our old cars and tractors, and...
Forum: SLC 21 April 2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 230,177
Posted By thorny locust
My spader (piece of farm equipment) is here, and...

My spader (piece of farm equipment) is here, and is off the delivery truck, and the delivery truck has gone away again. This makes me happy.

(Don't ask about the process of accomplishing that,...
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 April 2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 87,650
Posted By thorny locust
One advantage of wearing a watch is that it's...

One advantage of wearing a watch is that it's much easier to discreetly check the time.

(At least, unless it's a pocketwatch.)
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 April 2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 87,650
Posted By thorny locust
From the article just posted: -- can...

From the article just posted:



-- can anybody explain to me how that makes any sense at all? Wouldn't it be far more obvious to the jury that they were turning all the way around to look at the...
Forum: Social Studies 20 April 2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By thorny locust
Not unless there's something seriously wrong with...

Not unless there's something seriously wrong with the septic system. Was the outlet to the leach field plugged up?

(Yes, I know, filling a railroad car is a different sort of issue. -- but...
Forum: SLC 20 April 2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,010
Posted By thorny locust
That is, I expect, what some people mean by...

That is, I expect, what some people mean by homesickness; and is likely a component of it for most or all who have it.

But for some, there's an additional thing going on, and it actually is the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 April 2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By thorny locust
Part of my mind is having an unpleasant little...

Part of my mind is having an unpleasant little chortle over the fact that here's somebody else who is Not Doing What Trump Wants.

And Trump can't do anything about it.

The reason the Supremes...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 19 April 2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By thorny locust
From the story Ryda posted: It's not...

From the story Ryda posted:



It's not clear to me whether that means that Toby's original family told the shelter he was FIV positive, or whether the shelter ran tests and discovered it.

If...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 19 April 2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By thorny locust
I would add to Darth's list that if they were too...

I would add to Darth's list that if they were too broke to buy cat food, or their lives had changed so that due to circumstances not reasonably within their control nobody ever had time to pat or...
Forum: SLC 19 April 2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,010
Posted By thorny locust
I'm a bit puzzled by this. If you,...

I'm a bit puzzled by this.

If you, personally, don't get homesick much: some people don't, nothing wrong with that. But do you mean that you think that makes it an unnecessary emotion for those...
Forum: Rantidote 19 April 2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 51,097
Posted By thorny locust
Beachlife!, that works well if you're prepared to...

Beachlife!, that works well if you're prepared to either cover the plants if the weather turns cold, or to replant them if they die or get severely damaged, or to wind up without any tomatoes.

--...
Forum: Moot Court 19 April 2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By thorny locust
That would reduce, but not remove, the problem of...

That would reduce, but not remove, the problem of unfair competition with brick and mortar stores; and it wouldn't solve the problem of reduced funding to municipalities, at least unless the states...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 19 April 2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By thorny locust
It's possible the story's wrong. But the story...

It's possible the story's wrong. But the story doesn't say they took the cat to the shelter and asked them to find another home that he wouldn't get away from. It says they took the cat to a shelter...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 April 2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 817
Posted By thorny locust
Parents Of Children Who Were Killed In Sandy Hook Are Suing Alex Jones

The whole title won't fit, here it is again with link:

Parents Of Children Who Were Killed In Sandy Hook Are Suing Alex Jones Over His Conspiracy Theories...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 April 2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By thorny locust
Justice Gorsuch Joins Supreme Courtís Liberals to Strike Down Deportation Law

Story here (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/us/politics/supreme-court-deportations-trump.html).
Forum: Wild Kingdom 18 April 2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By thorny locust
They could have taken him to a no-kill shelter,...

They could have taken him to a no-kill shelter, at least.

Since that's apparently where he wound up, that must have been a possibility.

And, yes, I am sad for the cat who loved people who would...
Forum: Social Studies 18 April 2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By thorny locust
It's not only an issue of possible pathogens;...

It's not only an issue of possible pathogens; it's also an issue that people put all sorts of stuff down the toilet that shouldn't wind up being spread on fields -- sewage waste can be contaminated...
Forum: SLC 18 April 2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 24,727
Posted By thorny locust
Actually a thing I learned yesterday: Carl...

Actually a thing I learned yesterday: Carl Kasell. Not Carl Castle; which is what I thought I was hearing all these years.

:-o
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