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Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 December 2017, 04:24 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,367
Posted By DrRocket
I'm guessing there are some moderate Republicans...

I'm guessing there are some moderate Republicans in DC who are actually probably breathing a sigh of relief.
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 December 2017, 01:42 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 178,360
Posted By DrRocket
Saw an ad on late nightTV about a week ago for a...

Saw an ad on late nightTV about a week ago for a "Trumpy Bear." At first, I honestly thought it was some sort of satire.

To my utter horror, I learned it's real. (http://gettrumpybear.com/)
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 December 2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,717
Posted By DrRocket
Gov. Dayton, on Wednesday, will appoint a person...

Gov. Dayton, on Wednesday, will appoint a person to fill the chair when Franken resigns. According to Minnesota state law, AIUI, that appointee will be considered a caretaker until the next general...
Forum: Social Studies 06 December 2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,322
Posted By DrRocket
That makes two of us. In high school, there...

That makes two of us.

In high school, there were a small group of guys who decided their mission in life was to make my time in high school a living hell.

They succeeded. :mad:

When I...
Forum: Amusement Bark 01 December 2017, 01:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By DrRocket
Icon106 I was at the 97th running in 2013. That was the...

I was at the 97th running in 2013. That was the next to last time he sang "Back Home Again." I remember that although his health wasn't the best, he still sounded pretty good.

RIP Jim. :(
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 November 2017, 11:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,717
Posted By DrRocket
I voted for him twice, and am spectacularly...

I voted for him twice, and am spectacularly disappointed in him. :mad:

He should have known better. :(
Forum: SLC 15 November 2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 131,616
Posted By DrRocket
I'd forgotten about those. You are right. They...

I'd forgotten about those. You are right. They were marketed as minivans, and were AWD IIRC, with a traditional engine/drivetrain layout.

I test drove one before I bought the Olds, and yes, they...
Forum: SLC 15 November 2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 131,616
Posted By DrRocket
The first generation of GM minivans (Chevrolet...

The first generation of GM minivans (Chevrolet Lumina APV, Oldsmobile Silhouette and Pontiac Trans Sport) were front wheel drive composite plastic bodied vans that had quite a bit of space. Trust me...
Forum: SLC 10 November 2017, 12:37 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,926
Posted By DrRocket
Used to shop at a Cub Foods store near my house...

Used to shop at a Cub Foods store near my house up until a HyVee store opened up down the street from us. I've shopped at the Hyvee since. I stopped at the Cub store while on my way home from work...
Forum: SLC 10 November 2017, 12:22 AM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 134,107
Posted By DrRocket
Hello Kitty My dearly departed parents used to walk their...

My dearly departed parents used to walk their Siamese cats using harnesses and leashes.
Forum: Police Blotter 08 November 2017, 02:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,862
Posted By DrRocket
On the way to work today, I heard the CGIC in a...

On the way to work today, I heard the CGIC in a press conference answer a question about increased vetting for gun sales and gun permits answer with something along the lines of "If there'd been...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 November 2017, 02:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By DrRocket
Cheer Democrats sweep Virginia, New Jersey governor's races

Voters in Virginia and New Jersey gave Democratic gubernatorial candidates large victories Tuesday and sent a clear message of rebuke to President Donald Trump.

...
Forum: Rantidote 08 November 2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 966
Views: 67,731
Posted By DrRocket
Tantrum About 6 months ago, DW took the truck in for an...

About 6 months ago, DW took the truck in for an oil change, and used a shop we normally don't use since she was in a different area of town. Just discovered that even though there's a (Rather garish)...
Forum: Rantidote 08 November 2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 932
Views: 132,104
Posted By DrRocket
Tantrum When we moved into our house in 1998, one of the...

When we moved into our house in 1998, one of the nice things I discovered was that the paper carrier always made sure the paper landed on my front door step. All I had to do was open the front door,...
Forum: Business Bytes 02 November 2017, 12:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,036
Posted By DrRocket
Driver I find it interesting that many people still...

I find it interesting that many people still think of bus drivers as losers who can't find a "real" job. Even more so for school bus drivers. :confused:
Forum: Amusement Bark 31 October 2017, 12:46 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 178,360
Posted By DrRocket
And here I thought I was the only one who binged...

And here I thought I was the only one who binged on How It's Made.

I've even got some favorites stored on my DVR.

I really, really tried to give the new Mythbusters a chance.

Hope, ain't...
Forum: Rantidote 31 October 2017, 12:23 AM
Replies: 966
Views: 67,731
Posted By DrRocket
When the local Daily Blab shut down the forums...

When the local Daily Blab shut down the forums they had, and opened up the articles themselves for comment, they were "SHOCKED, SHOCKED!!" I tell you that racist, bigoted people were making racist...
Forum: Rantidote 27 October 2017, 02:18 AM
Replies: 966
Views: 67,731
Posted By DrRocket
D'oh! There's a new type of click bait ad I've been...

There's a new type of click bait ad I've been seeing lately on various websites.

They feature "Shocking!!" headlines, obviously in the hope that you'll click on it just to see if it's really true....
Forum: Amusement Bark 27 October 2017, 01:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,202
Posted By DrRocket
Read This! On my way to work this morning, the local radio...

On my way to work this morning, the local radio talk station aired an interview of a now retired federal judge from the area who was on a review commission in 1992. While he didn't see everything...
Forum: Rantidote 26 October 2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 966
Views: 67,731
Posted By DrRocket
TV All of the flat screens here at work, and my unit...

All of the flat screens here at work, and my unit at home, all various makes and models, all have a power off button on the TV itself, and they're all on the right hand side of the TV, usually on the...
Forum: Rantidote 24 October 2017, 01:07 AM
Replies: 966
Views: 67,731
Posted By DrRocket
I must have had my cloaking device on and not...

I must have had my cloaking device on and not realized it.
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Forum: Techno-Babble 21 October 2017, 01:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,690
Posted By DrRocket
Borg Why, Uranus, of course.

Why, Uranus, of course.
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 October 2017, 01:31 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 62,591
Posted By DrRocket
I hadn't seen that one before. Pretty good! :lol:

I hadn't seen that one before. Pretty good! :lol:
Forum: Rantidote 21 October 2017, 01:23 AM
Replies: 966
Views: 67,731
Posted By DrRocket
D'oh! What the.... I was in the only other car on...

What the....

I was in the only other car on the road last night, and you STILL managed to sideswipe my car. The damage is reasonably minimal, but still.

:mad:
Forum: SLC 18 October 2017, 03:01 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 131,616
Posted By DrRocket
A lot of companies (including the one I work for)...

A lot of companies (including the one I work for) are still on Windows 7. Much to Micro Squish's distress.
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