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Forum: Trivia 12 August 2016, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 34,193
Posted By ParaDiddle
Yes. During my 28 years in the Fire Service...

Yes.

During my 28 years in the Fire Service (currently retired), I have been called to multiple locations where a cat was allegedly in a tree. My time on scene was usually (not always) spent...
Forum: Urban Legends 30 August 2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 40,744
Posted By ParaDiddle
"La-A" The kid is all grown up now

This is technically a "Friend-Of-A-Friend" story with at least one extra degree of FOAF attached.

DW and I work near each other and met for lunch yesterday. She told me something that her hiring...
Forum: Fun House 16 September 2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,809
Posted By ParaDiddle
I'm not being in any way sarcastic, but that's...

I'm not being in any way sarcastic, but that's the best book I've read all year. Thanks Avril, for bringing it to my attention.

- P
Forum: Fun House 16 September 2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,534
Posted By ParaDiddle
The next big coffee press has arrived

We're trying to revolutionize the way we think about pressing coffee.


http://i.imgur.com/8d6suIB.jpg
Forum: Soapbox Derby 02 September 2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,511
Posted By ParaDiddle
This just in, Osama and Obama join in denial of...

This just in, Osama and Obama join in denial of keying the alleged car.

- P
Forum: Soapbox Derby 01 September 2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,511
Posted By ParaDiddle
Obama Attacked US on 9/11 - NBC's Jim Miklazsewski

A blooper, but funny enough to me. I was still half-asleep at 7:00am when DW flipped the TV to NBC. Lester Holt was tossing back and forth with White House Correspondent Jim Miklezsewski when I...
Forum: Medical 01 September 2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,623
Posted By ParaDiddle
After performing 1000% more research than the...

After performing 1000% more research than the combined efforts of my brother and your sister, I'm willing to say that this is a scientifically proven fact.

- P
Forum: Medical 31 August 2013, 01:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,623
Posted By ParaDiddle
I spent the first 50 years of my life in...

I spent the first 50 years of my life in Milwaukee, so . . . I guess that since I was born at County General Hospital, that makes me a Wauwatosa native.

Anyway, your sister sounds like she has...
Forum: SLC 23 August 2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,099
Posted By ParaDiddle
As far as my new hometown, all of our seasons can...

As far as my new hometown, all of our seasons can be described as "hot and."

While May/June/July/August is "Hot and I can't believe it's this freakin' hot at midnight," June/July/August/September...
Forum: SLC 22 August 2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,796
Posted By ParaDiddle
I'm right there with you and guess I always have...

I'm right there with you and guess I always have been. I've never understood that logo.

- P
Forum: Social Studies 06 August 2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 23,214
Posted By ParaDiddle
The site is temporarily closed, but I can view...

The site is temporarily closed, but I can view the post linked in the OP. I have to say though, I saw at least three full and one partial BS-alert during my first reading of the blog post. I guess...
Forum: Inboxer Rebellion 12 July 2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,041
Posted By ParaDiddle
A common fallacy has the general public calling...

A common fallacy has the general public calling emergency services to tell them what they need as if they're ordering a pizza. It's the dispatcher's job to determine what has happened and to then...
Forum: Business Bytes 30 June 2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 114,772
Posted By ParaDiddle
I keep seeing the ad for some cheesy new movie...

I keep seeing the ad for some cheesy new movie about supernatural happenings. I can't help but wonder if they understand what 1971 + 30-years adds up to. The benefit of the doubt holds that I'm sure...
Forum: Social Studies 21 June 2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,275
Posted By ParaDiddle
I also beg to differ that it's necessary to parse...

I also beg to differ that it's necessary to parse "metaphorically" into the writer's sentences. The metaphoric sense is implied. A reasonable reader would know that the writer is not accusing the...
Forum: Social Studies 21 June 2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,275
Posted By ParaDiddle
I beg to differ. He called the "DEMOCRAT PARTY"...

I beg to differ. He called the "DEMOCRAT PARTY" (sic) pimps which by extension is calling her a street walker. I for one am not willing to grant free access to a semantic escape hatch.

- P
Forum: Social Studies 20 June 2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,275
Posted By ParaDiddle
Former Miss America Called 'Street Walker' by Local GOP Leader

In the past several days I've seen more than one bogus anti-conservative article posted on FaceBook. One had Pat Robertson saying husbands should spank their misbehaving wives and another said Ann...
Forum: Social Studies 18 June 2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,984
Posted By ParaDiddle
Because the nature of humor is that some jokes...

Because the nature of humor is that some jokes are funny and some are not. Some humorists are good at recognizing the location of the line and also when/how to cross it. . . or to not. They are...
Forum: Business Bytes 08 June 2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 114,772
Posted By ParaDiddle
My most cringeworthy commercial moments usually...

My most cringeworthy commercial moments usually have to do with anthropomorphic food. It usually takes the form of talking food who's commercial message seems to be "Eat Me!" Even since I was in...
Forum: Police Blotter 27 May 2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,955
Posted By ParaDiddle
Fingers definitely count. . . as do tongues. ...

Fingers definitely count. . . as do tongues.

- P
Forum: Business Bytes 21 May 2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,601
Posted By ParaDiddle
If the business entity has a physical address in...

If the business entity has a physical address in the customer's state, that state's tax is added to the transaction. If you purchase an product from my employer's online store (whether you're an...
Forum: Techno-Babble 09 April 2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,434
Posted By ParaDiddle
Annd, if ULMB had a "Like" button. . . ...

Annd, if ULMB had a "Like" button. . .

#twitterbookinfluence

- P
Forum: Techno-Babble 08 April 2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,434
Posted By ParaDiddle
First of all, don't watch a movie about your...

First of all, don't watch a movie about your chosen profession and expect it to look like a training film. For instance "Don't get me started" on Backdraft

- P
Forum: SLC 05 April 2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,298
Posted By ParaDiddle
I'm receiving a military discount for my storage unit

Let me preface this by saying, I never told them I was a veteran, but I didn't correct them, either.

This is all about my storage locker. I've rented at this facility for almost three years. ...
Forum: Social Studies 22 March 2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 27,386
Posted By ParaDiddle
Adding fuel to the anecdotal fire, comes this. ...

Adding fuel to the anecdotal fire, comes this. When I was new on the job Richie, a fellow firefighter said he'd have never picked up the habit if it were not for his time on a military base. NCOs...
Forum: Social Studies 22 March 2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 27,386
Posted By ParaDiddle
I was under the impression that the answer was...

I was under the impression that the answer was yes. It came up in a conversation after I started with my current employer. I thought it might be best to Google it before responding with an...
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