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Forum: Rantidote 21 June 2018, 01:29 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,893
Posted By thorny locust
UEL: Of course it's America. And...

UEL:

Of course it's America.

And Germany, and England, and Japan, and China, and Rwanda, and yes Canada. And everyplace else in the world. Every place there are humans.

If you think only the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 June 2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 236
Posted By thorny locust
Maybe people should be. One of the chronic...

Maybe people should be.

One of the chronic long-running "jokes" in the strip is that Garfield beats up Odie; who has no choice other than to share the household with him.

He also beats up...
Forum: Social Studies 20 June 2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 578
Posted By thorny locust
And a knee-jerk reaction that it's "significantly...

And a knee-jerk reaction that it's "significantly safer" may encourage a lot of people who were previously not addicted to nicotine to become so.

Again, vaping as an alternative to smoking, for...
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 June 2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 236
Posted By thorny locust
Because Snoopy doesn't always behave like a dog?...

Because Snoopy doesn't always behave like a dog? Occasionally; but I always thought that in the fantasy streams that was part of the point. And when he's interacting with humans, he often does behave...
Forum: Rantidote 20 June 2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,893
Posted By thorny locust
And now when I think of babies I think of wailing...

And now when I think of babies I think of wailing babies being pulled away from their parents.

Everybody, you have got to show up and vote. Every time. It won't help right this instant; but it's...
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 June 2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 236
Posted By thorny locust
Garfield is in more papers than any other strip?...

Garfield is in more papers than any other strip? Good grief (to steal a phrase.) Garfield's got about three jokes and does them all over and over and over, and none of them were funny the first time....
Forum: Rantidote 19 June 2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 59,360
Posted By thorny locust
Is there a "not" missing in that...

Is there a "not" missing in that sentence?
Forum: Social Studies 19 June 2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 578
Posted By thorny locust
It's my impression that there's also insufficient...

It's my impression that there's also insufficient data on the stuff one is inhaling when vaping; and that one does inhale things in addition to the nicotine, those things varying depending on what's...
Forum: Social Studies 19 June 2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 578
Posted By thorny locust
I smoked three cigarettes in high school, when I...

I smoked three cigarettes in high school, when I was sixteen; mostly because I wasn't supposed to (did I say I was sixteen?). There was something about that third one that made me suspect that if I...
Forum: Rantidote 19 June 2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 42,674
Posted By thorny locust
She's very likely been in the vicinity of some,...

She's very likely been in the vicinity of some, however; though I don't know for sure.
Forum: Social Studies 19 June 2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 578
Posted By thorny locust
My parents never smoked, and were vehemently...

My parents never smoked, and were vehemently against it for health reasons.

Whenever we had visitors who might want to smoke, however, they got out the ashtrays. It was just what you did. Telling...
Forum: Techno-Babble 19 June 2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 668
Posted By thorny locust
https://www.npr.org/2018/06/18/621127192/when-it-c...

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/18/621127192/when-it-comes-to-a-new-space-force-only-congress-has-the-power-to-create-it



So a) Trump may not be able to do anything of the sort and b) even if he...
Forum: Rantidote 19 June 2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 42,674
Posted By thorny locust
Humans are animals . . .

Humans are animals . . .
Forum: Techno-Babble 19 June 2018, 01:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 668
Posted By thorny locust
There are, crocoduck_hunter ...

There are, crocoduck_hunter

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_Space_Treaty

https://www.state.gov/t/isn/5181.htm

Whether there are significant holes may be another question -- I haven't...
Forum: Rantidote 18 June 2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 59,360
Posted By thorny locust
Old-order Mennonites around here wear suits (the...

Old-order Mennonites around here wear suits (the males, that is) when they're going somewhere they don't think farm field clothes are appropriate.

I do also occasionally see suits on other people;...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 18 June 2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By thorny locust
:lol: Peas, pythons, what's the dif? They...

:lol:

Peas, pythons, what's the dif? They both swell up in the middle under some circumstances . . .

Instructions for picking 20+ foot long pythons may indeed be different, however. I suppose...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 18 June 2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By thorny locust
First question, Beachlife: are they snow, snap,...

First question, Beachlife: are they snow, snap, or shell peas?

If you don't know that, do you know the name of the variety?
Forum: Rantidote 18 June 2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 59,360
Posted By thorny locust
I don't think I'm doing that, though; or that...

I don't think I'm doing that, though; or that others here who are dubious about some of the color-wearing are doing that.

We're not -- or at least I'm not -- going up to people wearing the Color...
Forum: Rantidote 18 June 2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 59,360
Posted By thorny locust
Does it, though? Or does it make them feel 'OK,...

Does it, though? Or does it make them feel 'OK, I've Done Something; now I don't need to do anything else'?

That's a serious question. Is there any evidence, one way or the other, whether...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 18 June 2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By thorny locust
They're usually sold in the pod around here also;...

They're usually sold in the pod around here also; but harvest is also time consuming.

I generally have shell peas, snow peas, and snap peas. I have to charge nearly as much for the shelly peas...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 17 June 2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By thorny locust
Sylvanz, that might be because picking them is...

Sylvanz, that might be because picking them is time-consuming, if done by hand.

Peas in the store were generally machine-picked; but you need a sizeable quantity to make it worth having the...
Forum: Rantidote 17 June 2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 42,674
Posted By thorny locust
I didn't mean so much that they're mounted high...

I didn't mean so much that they're mounted high to prevent people silencing them -- I understand that for better detection they need to be near the ceiling. (Most places I'm in don't have 12'...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 17 June 2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By thorny locust
I'll try to think more kindly of the deer who...

I'll try to think more kindly of the deer who have been eating my peas. At least they're not likely to swallow me for dessert.
Forum: SLC 17 June 2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 43,587
Posted By thorny locust
Maybe it's aimed at all those people who think...

Maybe it's aimed at all those people who think they need to cleanse their colons?
Forum: Rantidote 17 June 2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 42,674
Posted By thorny locust
I think the whole idea of wiring smoke detectors...

I think the whole idea of wiring smoke detectors into the ceiling is so that you can't take the batteries out, because they're afraid you'll forget to put them back in, or decide not to bother to put...
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