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Forum: Social Studies 21 October 2018, 04:51 AM
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I think it's not so much the size as whether it's...

I think it's not so much the size as whether it's a public conveyance such that you could be "on board." Which does tend to imply a larger thing, but that's not the determinative thing.
ETA: D'oh!...
Forum: NFBSK Gone Wild! 20 October 2018, 02:09 AM
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Views: 122
Posted By Esprise Me
That's not how any of this works.

That's not how any of this works.
Forum: Social Studies 19 October 2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 793
Posted By Esprise Me
That's adorable. I'm sure if I could just wedge...

That's adorable. I'm sure if I could just wedge in a tiny garage across the street I could make it work.
Forum: Rantidote 18 October 2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 20,595
Posted By Esprise Me
I share your skepticism as expressed in your...

I share your skepticism as expressed in your second point, and I also agree with the annoyed members of the Cherokee tribe that they alone determine membership. But did Warren ever claim to have more...
Forum: SLC 18 October 2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 85,499
Posted By Esprise Me
Maybe he wanted to witness for the Supreme...

Maybe he wanted to witness for the Supreme Pincher.
Forum: Social Studies 17 October 2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 793
Posted By Esprise Me
A tiny house as a guest house or vacation cottage...

A tiny house as a guest house or vacation cottage would be great. An alternate reality in which I could actually live like that full-time would be even better. Except for the cat thing. I don't want...
Forum: Social Studies 17 October 2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 793
Posted By Esprise Me
I'm sure there are ways to make tiny homes...

I'm sure there are ways to make tiny homes practical, but I think what makes them appealing, at least to me, is the impractical fantasy the fake ones subtly portray.

The tiny house aesthetic...
Forum: SLC 15 October 2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 958
Views: 102,777
Posted By Esprise Me
I often feel that way too when I visit my old...

I often feel that way too when I visit my old schools. I can't decide which is more unsettling: when the boys of an age I used to date look like children, or when they look like men I might still...
Forum: Social Studies 15 October 2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 793
Posted By Esprise Me
Yeah, I have a hard time being rational around...

Yeah, I have a hard time being rational around the subject of tiny homes. I know they're impractical, but they're just so cute! And this one runs on coffee, just like me!
Forum: Social Studies 13 October 2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 793
Posted By Esprise Me
Dunkin’ Donuts unveils a tiny home powered by recycled coffee grounds

https://inhabitat.com/dunkin-donuts-unveils-a-tiny-home-powered-by-recycled-coffee-grounds/


Another for rent outside Boston: ...
Forum: Crash and Burn 13 October 2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,071
Posted By Esprise Me
Meth is indeed a helluva drug, but I don't think...

Meth is indeed a helluva drug, but I don't think that's how gas pumps work.
Forum: Rantidote 12 October 2018, 01:11 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 11,316
Posted By Esprise Me
It's my understanding that traditional gasoline...

It's my understanding that traditional gasoline engines in cars also generate enough heat that it can be recycled into the passenger compartment in cold weather, but with hybrid and electric...
Forum: Social Studies 11 October 2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 854
Posted By Esprise Me
Under the Air Carrier Access Act, airlines are...

Under the Air Carrier Access Act, airlines are permitted, but not mandated, to require 48 hours notice if a passenger intends to bring an emotional support animal on board. This could allow them to...
Forum: Social Studies 11 October 2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,813
Posted By Esprise Me
I grew up with a water heater and stove that both...

I grew up with a water heater and stove that both relied on pilot lights, and encountered a gas stove that required electricity to ignite for the first time in college when I moved in to my first...
Forum: Social Studies 09 October 2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,813
Posted By Esprise Me
I suppose anything is possible, but an ice storm...

I suppose anything is possible, but an ice storm hitting Los Angeles is not among my top worries. And if a tornado hits, I'm just going to hope it drops us all safely in Oz, because no one around...
Forum: Social Studies 09 October 2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,813
Posted By Esprise Me
There's at least a scintilla of evidence that tea...

There's at least a scintilla of evidence that tea tree oil may help with dandruff, (https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-113/tea-tree-oil)and it does feel really nice and cool on the...
Forum: Rantidote 08 October 2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 11,316
Posted By Esprise Me
Supposedly Comic Sans is one of the easier fonts...

Supposedly Comic Sans is one of the easier fonts for people with dyslexia. I don't know if that has anything to do with your trainer's choice, but I feel a little guilty for hating on it now.
Forum: Social Studies 08 October 2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,813
Posted By Esprise Me
I guess I haven't bothered to prepare for a...

I guess I haven't bothered to prepare for a disaster because I've never lost power even long enough for the food to go bad. The handful of power outages I experienced growing up weren't even related...
Forum: Social Studies 08 October 2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By Esprise Me
I'd be interested if you can find the link to the...

I'd be interested if you can find the link to the site that talked about whether the speaker thinks they pronounce two similar words differently and whether other people actually hear the difference.
Forum: Social Studies 07 October 2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,813
Posted By Esprise Me
My brother- and sister-in-law have a little bit...

My brother- and sister-in-law have a little bit of a homestead setup; they have a large property up in northern California, where they grow a bunch of produce and raise a variety of animals, but...
Forum: Rantidote 07 October 2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 11,316
Posted By Esprise Me
That makes sense. To me, the "e" in Erin, error,...

That makes sense. To me, the "e" in Erin, error, and effort (and merry) are all the same, and different from the initial vowel in Aaron. But then I was a little thrown off when Lainie likened Aaron...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 October 2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,265
Posted By Esprise Me
Kavanaugh Is Sworn In After Close Confirmation Vote in Senate

Kavanaugh Is Sworn In After Close Confirmation Vote in Senate (https://nyti.ms/2IIPeKH)



I know the usual convention is to post the first paragraph or so, to give a brief and clear synopsis of...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 October 2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,509
Posted By Esprise Me
I also thought ASL's analogy was solid, and I...

I also thought ASL's analogy was solid, and I think it's distinguishable from stolen valor in that the appropriator in his example wasn't trying to claim military honors; rather, he was so ignorant...
Forum: Rantidote 07 October 2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 11,316
Posted By Esprise Me
Thorny, how do you say "error"? Is it like the...

Thorny, how do you say "error"? Is it like the "e" in "effort," or more like "air"?
Forum: Rantidote 06 October 2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 11,316
Posted By Esprise Me
I had nothing to contribute but was finding it...

I had nothing to contribute but was finding it fascinating. I learn so much here.
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