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Forum: SLC 18 March 2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By thorny locust
Quite a lot of tomatoes, including varieties not...

Quite a lot of tomatoes, including varieties not specifically for the purpose, will do well in containers, if the containers are large enough. I've grown indeterminate heirlooms in five gallon pots....
Forum: Social Studies 18 March 2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,128
Posted By thorny locust
Those with AIS and guevedoches were indeed among...

Those with AIS and guevedoches were indeed among those I was thinking of; I believe there's quite a few other variations.

-- It's interesting to posit a society in which all male children are...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 March 2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By thorny locust
Ideally, that would be at home, probably by the...

Ideally, that would be at home, probably by the age of six.

Because some people are very unfortunately learning the reverse at home, grade / primary schools may need to fill in. But it certainly...
Forum: Social Studies 16 March 2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,128
Posted By thorny locust
What on earth is "transgender with no diagnosis...

What on earth is "transgender with no diagnosis or history of gender dysphoria"?

Why would somebody with no gender dysphoria transition? Do they seriously think there are significant numbers of...
Forum: SLC 15 March 2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 131,873
Posted By thorny locust
Not quite sure this counts: but when I refreshed...

Not quite sure this counts: but when I refreshed new posts right now, the most recent poster in the thread "Are you threatening me?" was Alarm.
Forum: Social Studies 15 March 2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,128
Posted By thorny locust
I don't think it is a whole 'nother issue. I...

I don't think it is a whole 'nother issue. I think that the entire issue is that some people are trying to jam all humans into one of two boxes.

Whether you're looking at the outside of the...
Forum: Rantidote 15 March 2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 56,993
Posted By thorny locust
Human urine, however, is, for reasons ranging...

Human urine, however, is, for reasons ranging from modern ideas of ick factors to the genuine risk of contamination with pharmaceuticals, not allowed for use in modern organic farming.



thorny...
Forum: Rantidote 14 March 2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 56,993
Posted By thorny locust
I am now chortling and imagining that as a...

I am now chortling and imagining that as a dry-cleaner's ad.

"We put your shirt right in the cyclotron! It'll be radiantly clean!"
Forum: Rantidote 13 March 2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 56,993
Posted By thorny locust
That's particularly annoying to me, because I've...

That's particularly annoying to me, because I've spent so much time taking a deep breath, calling on my reserves of patience, and explaining that yes, organic farmers know perfectly well that some of...
Forum: SLC 13 March 2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 881
Views: 128,242
Posted By thorny locust
DawnStorm, I wonder whether somebody's living in...

DawnStorm, I wonder whether somebody's living in it.
Forum: Rantidote 13 March 2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 130,109
Posted By thorny locust
Around here there are signs posted in grocery...

Around here there are signs posted in grocery stores, etc., by people wanting to give rides to the Old-Order Mennonites. I expect it'd be the same for the Amish. [ETA: yes, they expect to be paid. I...
Forum: Fun House 13 March 2019, 04:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By thorny locust
Actually I think a thread that starts with "To be...

Actually I think a thread that starts with "To be or not to be" followed immediately by "This video does not exist" has something to be said for it.

It's not exactly a "thread proximity in new...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 March 2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By thorny locust
GenYus: except for Hillary! -- I don't see...

GenYus: except for Hillary!

-- I don't see any sense in trying to impeach Trump unless there's a reasonable chance the votes will be there in the Senate. Whether anything will come out that will...
Forum: Social Studies 12 March 2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 991
Posted By thorny locust
Nearly all the old houses I've lived in had nice...

Nearly all the old houses I've lived in had nice big eat-in kitchens. Most of the group life in the houses went on in those kitchens. Dining rooms were for the occasional big party (though my current...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 12 March 2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 26,064
Posted By thorny locust
GenYus, I looked it up after posting, and what I...

GenYus, I looked it up after posting, and what I found agrees with you.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 12 March 2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 26,064
Posted By thorny locust
2. How much money do you have in U.S. dollars if...

2. How much money do you have in U.S. dollars if you have "two bits"?

Twenty-five cents.

I think the "bit" was an obsolete coin worth 12 1/2 , dating back to the days when a half penny was...
Forum: Social Studies 12 March 2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 991
Posted By thorny locust
I grew up in a house built before central...

I grew up in a house built before central heating, am living in one now, and have lived in several others. All of them had multiple separate rooms with walls, and doors separating most of the rooms....
Forum: Announcements 12 March 2019, 02:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By thorny locust
I certainly hope new members. We need some new...

I certainly hope new members. We need some new voices.
Forum: Announcements 12 March 2019, 02:48 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,891
Posted By thorny locust
I'm sorry for your losses. Both of them in a...

I'm sorry for your losses. Both of them in a fairly short time, that must have been hard.

Hugs for the new white floof and the continued happy marriage, though.



-- to be totally trivial, I...
Forum: SLC 11 March 2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 21,990
Posted By thorny locust
UEL, I am sorry.

UEL, I am sorry.
Forum: Announcements 11 March 2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,891
Posted By thorny locust
Enchanting_eyes! Good to see from you! Also...

Enchanting_eyes! Good to see from you!

Also other people popping in here who I haven't seen much from lately -- hope there will be more when we get over to the new boards.
Forum: Rantidote 11 March 2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 34,361
Posted By thorny locust
And the poor cat was so happy to have finally...

And the poor cat was so happy to have finally found someone at the zoo willing to give cuddles!

-- not kind, to accustom creatures to love things you won't be able to provide for them when they're...
Forum: Rantidote 11 March 2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 34,361
Posted By thorny locust
Combination of YIKES!!! and awwwwwwww --- ...

Combination of YIKES!!! and awwwwwwww ---




One way or another . . .

(nom nom nom purrrrrr -- what do you mean I wasn't supposed to be fed that?)
Forum: Rantidote 10 March 2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 34,361
Posted By thorny locust
Apparently we're not the only ones who wanted to...

Apparently we're not the only ones who wanted to know. The BBC article (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-47516340) has, right under the first picture (file picture of cat, not of attack),...
Forum: Fun House 09 March 2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By thorny locust
If the trick to whatever the video's about is...

If the trick to whatever the video's about is recognizing people, I'm right out of that!
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