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Forum: SLC 14 August 2018, 02:56 PM
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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: 1,364
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: 781
Views: 74,111
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: 1,364
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: 1,364
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: 271,172
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: 781
Views: 74,111
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: 423
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: 962
Views: 98,257
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: 186
Views: 8,845
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: 423
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: 135
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: 962
Views: 98,257
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: 150
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: 641
Views: 63,378
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: 959
Views: 87,195
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: 1,548
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: 962
Views: 98,257
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: 1,364
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...
Forum: Rantidote 07 August 2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 959
Views: 87,195
Posted By thorny locust
Among the most dreaded words in the modern...

Among the most dreaded words in the modern English Language: New And Improved!

-- otherwise known as "gaaah, what did they do to it this time?"
Forum: SLC 07 August 2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 74,111
Posted By thorny locust
Ah. That makes sense. -- GPS probably ought...

Ah. That makes sense.

-- GPS probably ought to come with a steep grade warning; and quite possibly also a narrow-street warning.

ETA: whoops, page header. Replying to Seaboe.
Forum: SLC 07 August 2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,713
Posted By thorny locust
So did I! (There's probably no way to do a joint...

So did I! (There's probably no way to do a joint post in the thing-I-learned-today thread.)

If I'd heard somebody refer to a ginger cat, I'd have figured out what they meant; but I've never heard...
Forum: SLC 07 August 2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 74,111
Posted By thorny locust
Given that it's a residential street, I'd expect...

Given that it's a residential street, I'd expect moving vans to have to get down it from time to time. Does Seattle expect nobody to ever move? or do they expect them to unload the moving van into...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 07 August 2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 789
Posted By thorny locust
Years ago, I had a dog who once succeeded in...

Years ago, I had a dog who once succeeded in catching a squirrel.

I opened the door for her in the morning, and she made a mad dash at full speed and caught the squirrel on the ground between the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 August 2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,364
Posted By thorny locust
I think that when there's half a dozen of them,...

I think that when there's half a dozen of them, ignoring them makes sense. When there's enough of them to make a show, ignoring them becomes dangerous. I don't know where exactly the line is; but I'm...
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