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Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 October 2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By thorny locust
Eight students at the same school? Are...

Eight students at the same school?

Are people routinely lying in order to get their kids into kindergarten early? And if so, why? Problems with daycare availability/affordability? An attempt to...
Forum: Social Studies 20 October 2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By thorny locust
Now put/putt and foot/strut I do pronounce...

Now put/putt and foot/strut I do pronounce differently. (though put and foot rhyme for me, as do putt and strut.) I thought at first that I also pronounce trap/bath differently, but now I'm not so...
Forum: Techno-Babble 20 October 2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 99
Posted By thorny locust
I'd be more concerned (as the article to some...

I'd be more concerned (as the article to some extent mentions) with the effect on all sorts of organisms that need it dark some of the time to function properly.

(Including some humans. Grumble...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 October 2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By thorny locust
Yes, I'm also getting a subscription-only site. ...

Yes, I'm also getting a subscription-only site.

There's routinely a minimum age for starting school, at least around here, so I don't see why it's even a story if a school's rejecting a child for...
Forum: Rantidote 19 October 2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 20,603
Posted By thorny locust
Did they, though? Saying 'wow, we had a...

Did they, though?

Saying 'wow, we had a Cherokee ancestor, isn't that great!' is certainly better than saying 'shhh, of course we're not related to any of them' (presuming that you actually did...
Forum: Rantidote 19 October 2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 20,603
Posted By thorny locust
She's been claiming a specific named...

She's been claiming a specific named great-great-great- grandmother was either Native American, or had enough Native American genetics to be generally identified as such at the time. Which is a)...
Forum: SLC 19 October 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 15,526
Posted By thorny locust
Bill Gates is at my house, doing something that I...

Bill Gates is at my house, doing something that I can't now remember. He has brought with him a mouse that has a very large and overly bright light on it. I realize that if I complain to him about...
Forum: Rantidote 18 October 2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,875
Posted By thorny locust
Whether Morning's scooter was blocking the aisle,...

Whether Morning's scooter was blocking the aisle, or the other shopper's cart was blocking the aisle, or the store's display was narrowing the aisle so that anyone with either cart or scooter...
Forum: Social Studies 18 October 2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 799
Posted By thorny locust
I've no idea what happened in that specific case,...

I've no idea what happened in that specific case, but, as a member of a planning board that often hears applications for permits for something that people weren't supposed to start doing unless they...
Forum: SLC 18 October 2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 15,526
Posted By thorny locust
Maybe the horse was a kelpie?

Maybe the horse was a kelpie?
Forum: Social Studies 18 October 2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 799
Posted By thorny locust
RichardM, I've seen an occasional house/garage...

RichardM, I've seen an occasional house/garage that looked a whole lot like it had close to that sort of proportion.
Forum: Rantidote 18 October 2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 20,603
Posted By thorny locust
As I remember the photo, GenYus, the person did...

As I remember the photo, GenYus, the person did indeed have "can't miss me looks"; but so do some women who aren't drag queens.
Forum: Rantidote 18 October 2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 20,603
Posted By thorny locust
My memory of exactly what the meme looked like is...

My memory of exactly what the meme looked like is blurry. Maybe it was a photo.

And I wouldn't put it past myself to not recognize a drag queen as a drag queen, at least in some contexts; though...
Forum: Rantidote 17 October 2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 20,603
Posted By thorny locust
Kind of reminds me of that cartoon showing a...

Kind of reminds me of that cartoon showing a woman wearing a miniskirt and multicolor dyed hair on the subway sitting next to a woman wearing a chador; with a caption 'this is the world that liberals...
Forum: SLC 17 October 2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 958
Views: 102,798
Posted By thorny locust
Yes. I can directly see some lights from my...

Yes. I can directly see some lights from my place, but most of them are miles away on the other side of the lake; between the trees and the hills, there's nothing directly visible in three...
Forum: SLC 17 October 2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 958
Views: 102,798
Posted By thorny locust
Does it, though? -- I was going to ask...

Does it, though?

-- I was going to ask whether anybody had done studies about this, but then thought that I'd better look, and sure enough, a number of people have. The results overall seem to be...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 16 October 2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,146
Posted By thorny locust
1. What 1888 poem is set in the town of...

1. What 1888 poem is set in the town of Mudville?

Casey At the Bat.

2. In some Islamic traditions, what can a man do by repeating the word "talaq" three times?

Divorce his wife.


4. ...
Forum: SLC 16 October 2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 15,526
Posted By thorny locust
You know, I wouldn't be entirely surprised if...

You know, I wouldn't be entirely surprised if that first part is true.

Even if so, however, I doubt it can be fixed with a hug.
Forum: SLC 15 October 2018, 02:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 864
Posted By thorny locust
Whew. At least the people are OK. Thanks for...

Whew. At least the people are OK.

Thanks for updating!
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 October 2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By thorny locust
My impression agreed with crocoduck_hunter's. ...

My impression agreed with crocoduck_hunter's.

There's quite a difference between 'all borders should be entirely open' and either 'we should let in people in danger of their lives' or 'we want to...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 October 2018, 02:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By thorny locust
Protesters Throng Berlin In Massive Rally To Support 'Open And Free Society'

Protesters Throng Berlin In Massive Rally To Support 'Open And Free Society' (https://www.npr.org/2018/10/13/657186450/protesters-throng-berlin-in-massive-rally-to-support-open-and-free-society)

...
Forum: Social Studies 14 October 2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By thorny locust
Yes. Interesting, and odd in ways that I wasn't...

Yes. Interesting, and odd in ways that I wasn't expecting.

I always found those ads kind of disturbing, when I was a kid. I was pretty sure that whatever they were selling wasn't actually much...
Forum: SLC 14 October 2018, 02:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 864
Posted By thorny locust
That must be kind of unnerving, though, RichardM....

That must be kind of unnerving, though, RichardM. Are you usually in much contact with them? Do you have a way to reach them that's probably functional and not too disruptive?
Forum: SLC 13 October 2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 864
Posted By thorny locust
Third possibility, WildaBeast, though somehat...

Third possibility, WildaBeast, though somehat related to your second: maybe they're beginning to think that there are going to be a whole lot of disastrous storms, and they don't want to keep doing...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 13 October 2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 117,658
Posted By thorny locust
Neat, GM! I bet all that noise while you...

Neat, GM!

I bet all that noise while you were carrying it was meant for the parents.
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