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Forum: Rantidote 21 August 2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 91,200
Posted By thorny locust
That is very much not good for what's left of...

That is very much not good for what's left of your hearing.

Is there an equivalent of OSHA enforcing decibel limit workplace regulations?

(It's also probably driving some of the customers off.)...
Forum: SLC 20 August 2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By thorny locust
Not true. (Though I didn't catch the thread title...

Not true. (Though I didn't catch the thread title until the second time I saw it.)

-- it's possible you're the only one likely to read this particular checklist who will notice it, though.
Forum: SLC 20 August 2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By thorny locust
I would ditch it. I'd probably also ditch...

I would ditch it.

I'd probably also ditch the s, and just call it Activity Area Checklist. While there may be multiple activity areas to be checked, even if so they're going to be done one at a...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 August 2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By thorny locust
Dear Traditional GOP, if* indeed you still exist:...

Dear Traditional GOP, if* indeed you still exist:

I would like to give you the same advice I'm currently giving re white nationalist demonstrators: This is far past the point at which trying to...
Forum: Moot Court 20 August 2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,258
Posted By thorny locust
ASL for the win. -- Heraclitus ("OK you...

ASL for the win.


-- Heraclitus ("OK you led Horus to the river, and you got him to drink out of it, but can you get him to do it again?")
Forum: SLC 19 August 2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 115,223
Posted By thorny locust
Watch a herd of cattle help police corral a...

Watch a herd of cattle help police corral a fleeing Florida woman

Police in Germany rescue man being chased by baby squirrel


-- the uprising of the other mammals! it's starting!

(though...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 August 2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By thorny locust
Interesting. In my very-red-area upstate New...

Interesting.

In my very-red-area upstate New York county, the party offices are usually only open for a few weeks or months during campaign years; they rent whatever otherwise-empty storefront...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 August 2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By thorny locust
Nah. I call it that Democrats will at least take...

Nah. I call it that Democrats will at least take the House this fall. And possibly even take all three in 2020; though if so, the Republicans will take either the House or the Senate again in 2022.
...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 August 2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By thorny locust
I hope somebody does. Not because I want to...

I hope somebody does.

Not because I want to look at him (I don't want to look at him clothed, either; and it's got nothing to do with what he looks like.) But because his presidency might actually...
Forum: Moot Court 16 August 2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,258
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: 1,201
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: 41
Views: 8,258
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: 220
Views: 11,157
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: 220
Views: 11,157
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: 9
Views: 503
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: 787
Views: 78,424
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: 1,614
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: 787
Views: 78,424
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: 1,614
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: 1,614
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: 273,346
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: 787
Views: 78,424
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: 665
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: 969
Views: 101,632
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: 220
Views: 11,157
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.
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