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Forum: SLC 24 January 2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 684
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Posted By thorny locust
I don't really keep track, but I'd say power goes...

I don't really keep track, but I'd say power goes out here maybe two or three times a year; sometimes only for a few minutes, sometimes for several hours. The longest power outage we've had since I...
Forum: SLC 23 January 2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 53,672
Posted By thorny locust
Die Capacitrix, I don't know how Switzerland...

Die Capacitrix, I don't know how Switzerland avoids them. Do you bury all of your lines?

That would be extraordinarily expensive to do in the USA; the population's scattered over a very wide area....
Forum: SLC 23 January 2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 53,672
Posted By thorny locust
And then there's the radio cheerfully telling me...

And then there's the radio cheerfully telling me 'for information about the power outage, check online . . . '

I can't get online when my power's out!

(Yes, I know many people can get online...
Forum: SLC 23 January 2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 10,343
Posted By thorny locust
Wishing luck to the cat, a quick end to Seaboe's...

Wishing luck to the cat, a quick end to Seaboe's migraine, and that there will not soon be an end to Gutter Monkey.

(Well, aside from the ends that GM's already got, anyway.)
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 22 January 2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,239
Posted By thorny locust
I think it is very unfortunate that you live so...

I think it is very unfortunate that you live so far away from me.


(I am, however, going to take a wild guess, based on a lot of impromptu taste tests of strawberries, tomatoes, etc.: while it's...
Forum: Social Studies 22 January 2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 732
Posted By thorny locust
If I draw them in the air, they both look...

If I draw them in the air, they both look circular to me; but I draw them in opposite directions.

However, when I drew them on paper with a pen, they both felt circular to me; but one of them was...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 January 2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,012
Posted By thorny locust
If she's ignorant enough (and some people are),...

If she's ignorant enough (and some people are), she might not know what the Star of David means.

ETA: but if you have no idea what religion people are, assuming that they're members of a...
Forum: Social Studies 22 January 2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 732
Posted By thorny locust
I haven't -- but I'm highly dubious about the...

I haven't -- but I'm highly dubious about the circle one, because my right hand has had so much more training in holding writing/drawing tools than my left.

Except that I just tried it, and the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 January 2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By thorny locust
OK, it's not a new problem. Doesn't mean it's not...

OK, it's not a new problem. Doesn't mean it's not a problem.

Thanks for the info, though; I hadn't seen any of the non-book versions.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 January 2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,018
Posted By thorny locust
Not to mention that he'd do it again next time a...

Not to mention that he'd do it again next time a funding bill was needed and Trump wanted something, anything, that Congress didn't want to give him.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 January 2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,012
Posted By thorny locust
One of the very few clear things about this...

One of the very few clear things about this confusing situation is that there was no group of Muslims involved. (Whether an individual or two happened to be in the area I have no idea.)
Forum: Social Studies 22 January 2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 732
Posted By thorny locust
I'm going to shift back into my usual oddity and...

I'm going to shift back into my usual oddity and say that the answer to that question is uncertain. My mother insisted that I was left handed as a small child but trained myself to be right handed...
Forum: Social Studies 22 January 2019, 02:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 732
Posted By thorny locust
Pretty sure I do 7. -- which apparently...

Pretty sure I do 7.

-- which apparently means that I'm in one of the most common groups. Odd place for me to be.
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 January 2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By thorny locust
Oh, and let me throw in here that I think that's...

Oh, and let me throw in here that I think that's an obnoxious change.

It's an improvement that not everybody has to be white. It is very much not an improvement if everybody has to be thin.
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 January 2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By thorny locust
Her roadster was pretty much a main character in...

Her roadster was pretty much a main character in the books.

At least, in the books I read.


(And I don't think a felony stops being a felony if it's committed by a minor. The person may not be...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 January 2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,018
Posted By thorny locust
Which is a problem, at this point, with just...

Which is a problem, at this point, with just about anything that Trump proposes.

The Senate needs to do its job and pass re-opening bills. There's no way of telling what Trump will or won't sign...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 January 2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,018
Posted By thorny locust
More wall is a terrible idea in itself; it will...

More wall is a terrible idea in itself; it will do actual damage. I wish the Democrats would stress that more. A lot of people have the idea that the problem is only that it would be a waste of...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 January 2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 974
Posted By thorny locust
And Trump can pay for it, and then it will be...

And Trump can pay for it, and then it will be Trump's Wall! I'll let him put his name on it and everything!

(citizens of the UK, who would actually have to look at it, might have a different...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 20 January 2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,239
Posted By thorny locust
Beachlife!, that sounds like an excellent project...

Beachlife!, that sounds like an excellent project for a cold winter weekend.
Forum: Police Blotter 20 January 2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By thorny locust
I think the default in a restaurant is that...

I think the default in a restaurant is that somebody in a group of people who requested to be seated together has to pay for the meal.

People eating at separate tables are assumed to not be...
Forum: Police Blotter 20 January 2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By thorny locust
Huh. I agree that inviting somebody to dinner and...

Huh. I agree that inviting somebody to dinner and then sticking them with the bill is obnoxious; but I had no idea that it was illegal.

How do they go about proving that he promised to be the one...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 January 2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,018
Posted By thorny locust
ASL, I am entirely in agreement with you on this....

ASL, I am entirely in agreement with you on this.

Republicans in Congress are refusing to do their job. (Well, at least most of them are. Whether a handful of the Republican Senators are leaning...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 19 January 2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,239
Posted By thorny locust
Here's a differing opinion: Is The Power Of...

Here's a differing opinion:

Is The Power Of The Flour Really The Secret To Baking The Perfect Biscuit?...
Forum: Rantidote 18 January 2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 34,405
Posted By thorny locust
That's really pretty much the only thing I can...

That's really pretty much the only thing I can think of: the people making this are Bad*, and therefore the thing itself must also be Bad.

That, or a terror of needles; but I don't think all...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 18 January 2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 209,120
Posted By thorny locust
DawnStorm, is it possible that Sasha got into...

DawnStorm, is it possible that Sasha got into something poisonous?

-- I ask mostly because, if so, making sure that whatever it was isn't accessible to other creatures would be a good idea.
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