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Forum: Moot Court 16 August 2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,225
Posted By thorny locust
A Jewish person would get the cake, but said cake...

A Jewish person would get the cake, but said cake would turn out to have Christian symbology on it, because 'Judeo-Christian values and all that' usually translates into 'we think Jews believe the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 August 2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 915
Posted By thorny locust
One week? What's that supposed to accomplish? ...

One week? What's that supposed to accomplish?

I can see a one-week suspension for a miscellaneous user who's been out of line a couple of times, and might wise up if slapped in that fashion. But...
Forum: Moot Court 16 August 2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,225
Posted By thorny locust
For that matter, there are people who are born...

For that matter, there are people who are born with visible characteristics that aren't neatly either male or female.

Not to mention lots of other species, which he presumably thinks were also...
Forum: SLC 15 August 2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,462
Posted By thorny locust
Possible, I suppose, for the manufacturers. For...

Possible, I suppose, for the manufacturers. For the groceries, that might have worked for the first few to take them; but that was a long time ago, and now that race for market share has resulted in...
Forum: SLC 14 August 2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,462
Posted By thorny locust
From that article: But my beef with...

From that article:



But my beef with coupons is exactly that they pass a hidden and often unwanted cost along to consumers.

It costs to design the coupons. It costs to print the coupons. It...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 August 2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By thorny locust
No, indeed. Aretha Franklin is in home...

No, indeed.

Aretha Franklin is in home hospice care, source says (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/aretha-franklin-at-home-in-hospice-care-source-says/)

Although I'm glad she's apparently got home...
Forum: SLC 14 August 2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 75,348
Posted By thorny locust
We had 4.75 inches of rain last night; on already...

We had 4.75 inches of rain last night; on already wet ground. (And I don't seem to be in the area that got hit worst.)

I'm a significant way up a hill; my fields are soggy, but I'm fine. There's a...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 August 2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,459
Posted By thorny locust
Interesting. I wonder what happened to the ones...

Interesting. I wonder what happened to the ones who showed up with Kessler at the subway station but didn't make it to the demo? Did they skate off when they saw how few others were there to back...
Forum: SLC 12 August 2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 75,348
Posted By thorny locust
UEL, I really like the way you put that.

UEL, I really like the way you put that.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 August 2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,459
Posted By thorny locust
Sue, I think there's a streak of that in the...

Sue, I think there's a streak of that in the species too: an admiration for, and a desire to follow and be part of the pack of, the Big Guy who's standing up there blowing out his (yes, specifically...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 August 2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,459
Posted By thorny locust
Oh, we have made some progress. This isn't the...

Oh, we have made some progress. This isn't the 1920's, or even the 1960's; or, especially for those who happen to be gay, even the 1980's.

It's just that we have to keep fighting, if we want to...
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 August 2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 851
Views: 271,793
Posted By thorny locust
I really hate the common propaganda that all...

I really hate the common propaganda that all children naturally hate vegetables.

It is just plain not true. If they haven't had it drummed into their heads that vegetables are awful, lots of kids...
Forum: SLC 10 August 2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 75,348
Posted By thorny locust
Just saw that on the news; nothing clear yet...

Just saw that on the news; nothing clear yet about what happened, except for there being fatalities and the shooter being in custody.

Glad you are OK, UEL.
Forum: Social Studies 10 August 2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By thorny locust
That would have made a difference, to the extent...

That would have made a difference, to the extent that the straight roads made places easy to get to that would have been difficult to reach via pre-Roman trade routes that were routed by the...
Forum: Rantidote 09 August 2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 99,558
Posted By thorny locust
On the other hand, erwins, I've noticed quite...

On the other hand, erwins, I've noticed quite recently -- seems to me mostly since January 2016 -- a far greater tendency for news stories to note in the headline or in the first line or two that a...
Forum: SLC 09 August 2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,462
Posted By thorny locust
ChasFink, I'm very tempted to adopt that as my...

ChasFink, I'm very tempted to adopt that as my new term for him.
Forum: Social Studies 09 August 2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By thorny locust
Interesting; thanks for posting it. My first...

Interesting; thanks for posting it.

My first thought was that the places people build roads to are likely to be places that are prosperous for other reasons, such as access to good water,...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 09 August 2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By thorny locust
I don't think that's his hat, I think that's the...

I don't think that's his hat, I think that's the cat's hat --


They do have each other to socialize with; but, if they've been raised with no adult lions, I wonder whether that will cause them...
Forum: Rantidote 09 August 2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 99,558
Posted By thorny locust
I am not a millennial. I am a baby boomer. An...

I am not a millennial. I am a baby boomer. An early boomer at that.

We dropped a lot of F bombs in the late 1960's and the 1970's. We tried not to drop them around our parents, or on the record;...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 09 August 2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By thorny locust
Neat pictures. #2: Hold your fire!

Neat pictures.

#2: Hold your fire!
Forum: SLC 09 August 2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 64,243
Posted By thorny locust
The fact that you could hear the screams from...

The fact that you could hear the screams from inside your (apparently closed) house might be useful witness information, though.
Forum: Rantidote 08 August 2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 88,513
Posted By thorny locust
Interesting. I can understand seeing that...

Interesting.

I can understand seeing that implication; but what I tend to think to myself is 'they've figured out a way to make it that doesn't cost them as much, and are trying to convince...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 August 2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,605
Posted By thorny locust
More frequent fires is likely to mean smaller...

More frequent fires is likely to mean smaller fires; because, indeed, the fuel availability for each individual fire is reduced.

I don't know what people used to do in what's now California. But...
Forum: Rantidote 07 August 2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 99,558
Posted By thorny locust
They're using a very specific definition of the...

They're using a very specific definition of the word "we".


Which does not include us.




Ah. I'm living in an area in which for any given town it may well be "the" supermarket, or at any...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 August 2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,459
Posted By thorny locust
Agreeing that I think that at this stage ChasFink...

Agreeing that I think that at this stage ChasFink has the right technique. Make it clear they're not welcome, but don't start any confrontations. (Judging by Charlottesville, of course, they may...
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