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Forum: Amusement Bark 20 June 2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 112
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There was exactly one funny Garfield strip, it...

There was exactly one funny Garfield strip, it was a Sunday comic, and I cut it out and laminated it as proof; it is taped to my filing cabinet next to my computer. Here it is, on teh intarweebs,...
Forum: SLC 20 June 2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,920
Posted By Crius of CoH
There is a very popular sitcom on TV, reminiscent...

There is a very popular sitcom on TV, reminiscent of late-70's/early 80's fare like Charles In Charge, that has as it's premise that the main character has his right big toe stuck in a door. Not in a...
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 June 2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 173,777
Posted By Crius of CoH
I actually know the correct lyrics here, but...

I actually know the correct lyrics here, but every time I hear ABBA's "Take A Chance On Me", I hear, "I will do my very best to end your life", instead of "gonna do my best and it ain't no lie".
...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 18 June 2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Crius of CoH
Future post elsewhere in the forums: "Hey,...

Future post elsewhere in the forums: "Hey, remember that really good post about peas, it was super informative? Why can't I find it?" :lol:
Forum: Wild Kingdom 17 June 2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Crius of CoH
Deer are cunning predators that way. Be wary.

Deer are cunning predators that way. Be wary.
Forum: Rantidote 17 June 2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 42,607
Posted By Crius of CoH
In a residential setting, hardwired smoke alarms...

In a residential setting, hardwired smoke alarms are done that way so as to ensure a base constant AC power supply, with a battery back-up in each alarm. This should also mean they are...
Forum: SLC 16 June 2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,920
Posted By Crius of CoH
While doing some kind of vague, possibly...

While doing some kind of vague, possibly construction-related work in a residential skyscraper (we were informed to NOT TOUCH the residents' personal belongings on pain of pain, while we were...
Forum: Rantidote 15 June 2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 59,216
Posted By Crius of CoH
...this is starting to border on subjective...

...this is starting to border on subjective idealism or Berkeleyism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subjective_idealism). Greg Bear should write a novel about this. :lol:
Forum: SLC 12 June 2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 951
Views: 72,364
Posted By Crius of CoH
It's always been OK for anyone to cry for Evita,...

It's always been OK for anyone to cry for Evita, except for Argentina, and I'm pretty sure that rule still holds.

https://latinaish.wordpress.com/files/2009/11/argentina.gif

However, I think...
Forum: Amusement Bark 10 June 2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,015
Posted By Crius of CoH
Saw Deadpool 2 Friday night. More of the same -...

Saw Deadpool 2 Friday night. More of the same - which means more goodness. Couldn't find Stan Lee, so obviously I have to get the Blu-Ray to search for him. And to figure out who was playing the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 09 June 2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Crius of CoH
Only in relation to existing Transformers media. ...

Only in relation to existing Transformers media. :p
Forum: Techno-Babble 08 June 2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By Crius of CoH
Reminds me of the original Viking lander results,...

Reminds me of the original Viking lander results, immortalized (sort of) by a poem that appeared in the May 1977 issue of Analog magazine (http://scarydevil.com/~peter/io/whats-in-store.png).

For...
Forum: Rantidote 07 June 2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 59,216
Posted By Crius of CoH
It is possible the CO detector has gone bad -...

It is possible the CO detector has gone bad - they do have a limited lifespan, moreso than a smoke alarm, as CO detectors essentially use up a chemical reaction to detect the CO (photoelectric smoke...
Forum: SLC 05 June 2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,994
Posted By Crius of CoH
My wife is in a similar situation - she injured...

My wife is in a similar situation - she injured her knee in a fall at the end of April, tearing the quad tendon in her left knee. A week later, she had surgery, and was pretty unhappy for a couple of...
Forum: SLC 05 June 2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,920
Posted By Crius of CoH
There is a kind of LARP-or escape room-style...

There is a kind of LARP-or escape room-style "adventure" - possibly at a major theme park, or not, it wasn't clear - where attendees get to be teams of superheroes. It is run by a retired actual...
Forum: SLC 29 May 2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,920
Posted By Crius of CoH
Had a dream last night where there was someone...

Had a dream last night where there was someone who had a very clear and definite name - but upon awakening, I could not pronounce it. I'm guessing it was some kind of pre-language "identity marker"...
Forum: Rantidote 28 May 2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 59,216
Posted By Crius of CoH
Obviously, your Green Thumb™ powers draw from the...

Obviously, your Green Thumb™ powers draw from the life force of spider plants (which, being unholy chimeras of arachnids and plants, need to be eradicated and thus can serve no higher purpose than...
Forum: Rantidote 26 May 2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 140,242
Posted By Crius of CoH
UP: About a year and a half ago, my wife and I...

UP: About a year and a half ago, my wife and I finally decided to book that cruise we've always wanted to take.
DOWN: Three weeks before the cruise, she fell down the stairs and tore the quad tendon...
Forum: SLC 16 May 2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 43,425
Posted By Crius of CoH
Love that movie. Came out right when I'd...

Love that movie. Came out right when I'd discovered the series, so possibly didn't have a choice in the matter :lol: hashtag imprinting
Forum: SLC 16 May 2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,443
Posted By Crius of CoH
Just noting here that there are lots of times...

Just noting here that there are lots of times family cannot be relied upon to support an abuse victim. Between my wife and I, over the last thirty or so years, we knew/know perhaps a dozen people who...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 May 2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 283,293
Posted By Crius of CoH
I'm giving up the entire slate of CW superhero...

I'm giving up the entire slate of CW superhero shows when this season ends. It was a fair amount of goofy fun, but I'm getting tired of it. Even Black Lightning, which I think started off a cut above...
Forum: SLC 11 May 2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,920
Posted By Crius of CoH
Things You Learned In Your Dreams

The old thread closed out, so starting a new one.

Steven Spielberg was filming a mostly CGI movie in a warehouse a couple of miles from my house. By the time I heard about it, however, he hand his...
Forum: Amusement Bark 10 May 2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 957
Views: 513,982
Posted By Crius of CoH
I think I've said before that I would never go to...

I think I've said before that I would never go to Progressive for insurance, but I do love pretty much all of their ads. The new, partially animated one with "Big Jim" is another gem...
Forum: Business 09 May 2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,313
Posted By Crius of CoH
That's an odd name. I'd have called them...

That's an odd name. I'd have called them chazzwazzers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sSp-t2fXXg).
Forum: SLC 08 May 2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 247,717
Posted By Crius of CoH
Around here, it has seemingly made people even...

Around here, it has seemingly made people even worse drivers than usual. Over the last two days, I have seen five accidents on the road - one involving trucks towing horse trailers (with horses -...
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