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Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 June 2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,430
Posted By ChasFink
Mexico Well, one is bullshit:"...protestors who share...

Well, one is bullshit:"...protestors who share her concern with our current immigration laws that have created a crisis on our southern border." I don't think they share her concerns or necessarily...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 June 2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,430
Posted By ChasFink
Mexico Protesters shout 'shame' at Kirstjen Nielsen as she dines at Mexican restaurant

Protesters shout 'shame' at Kirstjen Nielsen as she dines at Mexican restaurant (https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/20/politics/kirstjen-nielsen-mexican-restaurant-protest/index.html)

That headline is...
Forum: Rantidote 20 June 2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,746
Posted By ChasFink
Soapbox There are many who would scold you for saying...

There are many who would scold you for saying that: "That could never happen here!" And I generally agree - short of a genuine nuclear-level national crisis, no US president would simply declare the...
Forum: Rantidote 20 June 2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,746
Posted By ChasFink
Ponder You have my pledge, Don Enrico, but unfortunately...

You have my pledge, Don Enrico, but unfortunately the folks you have to speak to are not likely reading anything here. After all, being interested in snopes.com implies you are a fan of critical...
Forum: Rantidote 20 June 2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 59,216
Posted By ChasFink
Icon401 That's the opposite of what I do. I refuse to...

That's the opposite of what I do. I refuse to wear pins, badges, or wrist bands to indicate support, especially those "wear-this-to-show-you-are-against-(fill in cause here)" ones that are so...
Forum: Business Bytes 20 June 2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,345
Posted By ChasFink
Unfortunately, when I search for A&W near me...

Unfortunately, when I search for A&W near me (central Long Island) I get:

Ronkonkoma, NY
Fishkill, NY
Greenport, NY (The one in Columbia County, not the one on Long Island)
Smithfield, RI
...
Forum: Business Bytes 19 June 2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,345
Posted By ChasFink
A&W in Canada is a separate company that's doing...

A&W in Canada is a separate company that's doing much better than the US counterpart. The're fewer and farther between these days, although they may be on the brink of the same kind of turnaround as...
Forum: Techno-Babble 19 June 2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 576
Posted By ChasFink
Military Yeah, I'm pretty sure the Space Force right now...

Yeah, I'm pretty sure the Space Force right now would be mostly satellites, which are already in military use, and space drones, which may be. But it does sort of open the door to normalizing the...
Forum: Business Bytes 19 June 2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,345
Posted By ChasFink
United States I'm reminded of the time I went to a restaurant...

I'm reminded of the time I went to a restaurant IN Switzerland that was the equivalent of, say, Applebee's or TGI Friday's, but not a chain as far as I could tell. I ordered the "rosti burger", which...
Forum: Business Bytes 19 June 2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,345
Posted By ChasFink
Canada I'm amused by the fact that Swiss Chalet and New...

I'm amused by the fact that Swiss Chalet and New York Fries are Canadian. (And I assume East Side Mario's isn't named after the east side of anything in Canada.) I guess it's like the Arizona tea...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 June 2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 254,998
Posted By ChasFink
United States So... do they talk about waiving flagpoles or the...

So... do they talk about waiving flagpoles or the like?
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 June 2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 254,998
Posted By ChasFink
TV The spot for thredUP, the online second-hand...

The spot for thredUP, the online second-hand store, where one of the satisfied customers says she would never buy these Michael Kors shoes "in real life". So buying things online is just a video...
Forum: Rantidote 18 June 2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 59,216
Posted By ChasFink
No Maybe I'm just a curmudgeon, but I am really...

Maybe I'm just a curmudgeon, but I am really against stuff like this. If a particular mode of dress (or, God help us, a particular color) is appropriate at work, then it's appropriate. I will not pay...
Forum: SLC 15 June 2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,620
Posted By ChasFink
This morning I saw a Can-Am Spyder 3-wheeler....

This morning I saw a Can-Am Spyder 3-wheeler. What is it with these not-quite-car motorcycles?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 June 2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By ChasFink
I parsed it more as "when you manage to become...

I parsed it more as "when you manage to become the President", but on the level of a typical Trump supporter - like "fire bad" or "Hulk smash".
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 14 June 2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By ChasFink
Flame Not really. I just use the very hot ones in...

Not really. I just use the very hot ones in moderation.
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 14 June 2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By ChasFink
Flame I have to admit I've outgrown Tabasco. While it...

I have to admit I've outgrown Tabasco. While it is great for adding hot-pepper heat, I prefer to use something stronger for that - Tropical Pepper Co's ghost pepper and scorpion pepper are great for...
Forum: Business Bytes 13 June 2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,345
Posted By ChasFink
Icon23 I felt the same way about Trader Vic's, which...

I felt the same way about Trader Vic's, which apparently has only two US locations these days. The totally fake "Polynesian" atmosphere always appealed to me as a child, but I couldn't convince my...
Forum: Business Bytes 13 June 2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,345
Posted By ChasFink
Chef The appeal of Olive Garden in competitive markets...

The appeal of Olive Garden in competitive markets is that it's reasonably good food at good prices. For people who can't afford to eat out at higher-quality places, it's worth the wait. And if they...
Forum: Business Bytes 13 June 2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 962
Posted By ChasFink
Military Also, that's war we're talking about. You know,...

Also, that's war we're talking about. You know, that thing where killing people and taking potentially fatal risks is considered normal. (Actually less so these days, but you get my drift.)
Forum: Business Bytes 12 June 2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 962
Posted By ChasFink
Agreed on your assessment of this company, but my...

Agreed on your assessment of this company, but my initial reaction was to the fact that least five states now allow self-driving cars to be on the road without a safety driver if they have a remote...
Forum: Business Bytes 12 June 2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 962
Posted By ChasFink
Yow! I think "self-driving cars will often be safer...

I think "self-driving cars will often be safer than humans, but will still need to ask humans for help" is something most of us will agree with. But it's not the same as "self-driving cars are much...
Forum: SLC 11 June 2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,620
Posted By ChasFink
Driver A motorcycle dealership near me sells Polaris...

A motorcycle dealership near me sells Polaris Slingshots...
Forum: Business Bytes 11 June 2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 962
Posted By ChasFink
Driver Oh yes! Thank you.

Oh yes! Thank you.
Forum: Business Bytes 11 June 2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 962
Posted By ChasFink
Driver Oh, good $*#@$#! This is clearly another...

Oh, good $*#@$#!

This is clearly another example of how this whole self driving car thing is being rushed into normalcy without appropriate testing. How about we go through say, five or ten years...
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