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Forum: SLC 20 February 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 13,668
Posted By Lainie
I bet you're right. The street I'm crossing at...

I bet you're right. The street I'm crossing at that point doesn't get much traffic (well, that part of the street doesn't).
Forum: SLC 20 February 2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 13,668
Posted By Lainie
Oh, the mental image. :lol: I noticed it...

Oh, the mental image. :lol:

I noticed it months ago, not just today, but there's a pedestrian signal near my office that has a very weird cycle. It has a countdown at the end of the walk signal,...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 20 February 2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 95,072
Posted By Lainie
#2 is William F. Buckley

#2 is William F. Buckley
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 February 2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,168
Posted By Lainie
In laws, rhetoric and acts of violence, Europe is...

In laws, rhetoric and acts of violence, Europe is rewriting dark chapters of its past...
Forum: Police Blotter 19 February 2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,232
Posted By Lainie
Of course they are. We don't have a cure for the...

Of course they are. We don't have a cure for the underlying issues.

ETA: Also, people here use cars to kill people, too. See: Charlottesville last year.
Forum: Social Studies 15 February 2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Posted By Lainie
Considering how hot the lights on TV sets are,...

Considering how hot the lights on TV sets are, it's probably plenty warm enough for a sleeveless dress.

I don't think sleeveless dresses are demeaning, or even that they're necessarily "casual."...
Forum: SLC 15 February 2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 17,338
Posted By Lainie
My daughter has decided it's best for her to move...

My daughter has decided it's best for her to move back to Ohio, at least until she finishes school (college, online). She'll be here the 28th. We're going to turn the tiny (but fortunately separate)...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 14 February 2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 518
Views: 103,105
Posted By Lainie
If they stay blue. All kittens are born with blue...

If they stay blue. All kittens are born with blue eyes (or eyes that look blue because of their developmental stage, technically). ...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 14 February 2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By Lainie
Seems like an obvious occupational hazard.

Seems like an obvious occupational hazard.
Forum: SLC 13 February 2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 26,702
Posted By Lainie
I don't tip at places like that. Years ago,...

I don't tip at places like that.

Years ago, I was picking up takeout at the local Chinese place. I was very happy with the food and service, so on the last couple occasions I'd added a small tip...
Forum: Business Bytes 12 February 2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By Lainie
And I don't know how easy or reasonably priced it...

And I don't know how easy or reasonably priced it is to rent just one table.
Forum: Rantidote 12 February 2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 27,174
Posted By Lainie
I mean don't surprise people with the gift of a...

I mean don't surprise people with the gift of a pet.

This case turns out to have been not so much a surprise as poor communication, misunderstandings, etc. It could have been handled better....
Forum: SLC 12 February 2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 26,702
Posted By Lainie
I learned "button down" to mean a shirt with a...

I learned "button down" to mean a shirt with a collar that buttons down.
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 February 2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,323
Posted By Lainie
I never read it as a child, tried to as an adult...

I never read it as a child, tried to as an adult and didn't get more than a few pages in for some reason.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 February 2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By Lainie
Refusing to admit error or mistake is a weak...

Refusing to admit error or mistake is a weak person's idea of strength.
Forum: SLC 11 February 2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 26,702
Posted By Lainie
I see. I hadn't taken Ganzfeld's comment that...

I see. I hadn't taken Ganzfeld's comment that way. I figured he just had parents who were like me. :lol:
Forum: SLC 11 February 2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 204,440
Posted By Lainie
With Iris, in particular, there has never been...

With Iris, in particular, there has never been any question.
Forum: Business Bytes 11 February 2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By Lainie
I still have, and occasionally wear, a pair of...

I still have, and occasionally wear, a pair of hiking boots I bought from them at least 25 years ago.
Forum: Rantidote 11 February 2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 27,174
Posted By Lainie
Don't surprise people with pets. :mad:

Don't surprise people with pets. :mad:
Forum: Business Bytes 10 February 2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By Lainie
Years ago, a co-worker accidentally ran over one...

Years ago, a co-worker accidentally ran over one of his LL Bean hiking boots and broke the metal shank in the sole. LL Bean exchanged them for a brand new pair.
Forum: SLC 10 February 2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 26,702
Posted By Lainie
IME, not everybody walks. People who want to...

IME, not everybody walks. People who want to ride, ride. People who want to walk, walk.



No, I don't think it is. I think escalators are built for convenience. Some people use that convenience...
Forum: Social Studies 10 February 2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,476
Posted By Lainie
Cheeseless Cheetos? Sounds like an abomination to...

Cheeseless Cheetos? Sounds like an abomination to me.

ETA: On second thought, I think it must be like the "hull-less popcorn" we have here. I'm not a fan, but it's not quite an abomination.
Forum: Police Blotter 10 February 2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By Lainie
MMV, I see no reason to assume that. Or to assume...

MMV, I see no reason to assume that. Or to assume that no one else will ever (literally) ask him for it, especially if they know he's done it once.

FTR, I'm not advocating for the death penalty,...
Forum: Police Blotter 10 February 2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By Lainie
I don't see any reason to sentence him less...

I don't see any reason to sentence him less severely.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 February 2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,168
Posted By Lainie
It's also sort of like tone policing on steroids:...

It's also sort of like tone policing on steroids: When discussing the slaughter of your family, be careful which words you use, lest people mistakenly think you're blaming their family.
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