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Forum: SLC 18 November 2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 18,728
Posted By WildaBeast
If the elementary school across the street is on...

If the elementary school across the street is on fire, I'm required by law to allow about a dozen or so students and their teacher to take shelter in my house, and the other people on the block are...
Forum: SLC 18 November 2018, 04:26 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 38,937
Posted By WildaBeast
IMO the 1953 Studebaker Starliner Coupe was one...

IMO the 1953 Studebaker Starliner Coupe was one of the most beautiful American cars of that era. Unfortunately for Studebaker's sales, however, it was a rather radical design for the time, almost...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 18 November 2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 783
Views: 288,012
Posted By WildaBeast
Nelson loaf! ...

Nelson loaf!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4869/30991858827_5c35524547_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PdDnTz)IMG_1401 (https://flic.kr/p/PdDnTz) by mtwilda...
Forum: SLC 18 November 2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 38,937
Posted By WildaBeast
One of the trucks I see when I go to the farmers...

One of the trucks I see when I go to the farmers market is this 1970s era Ford F350 flatbed. It's also in the Ranger trim. But this one doesn't have the Explorer package.
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Forum: Rantidote 18 November 2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 93,169
Posted By WildaBeast
Anthony Bourdain's roasted chicken recipe...

Anthony Bourdain's roasted chicken recipe specifically says to stuff the cavity with fresh bay leaves and thyme, not dried. Since I already knew Trader Joe's doesn't carry fresh bay leaves, I went...
Forum: SLC 16 November 2018, 03:58 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 38,937
Posted By WildaBeast
Too late to edit, but here's what Wikipedia says...

Too late to edit, but here's what Wikipedia says about the Ford F-Series trim levels for the 1973-79 generation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_F-Series_(sixth_generation)#Trim):



So...
Forum: SLC 15 November 2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 38,937
Posted By WildaBeast
As I understand it, in the 1970s Ranger and...

As I understand it, in the 1970s Ranger and Explorer were trim options on the F-Series trucks, not separate models like they are today. I'm slightly surprised that you saw both badges on the same...
Forum: SLC 15 November 2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 92,544
Posted By WildaBeast
Those are rival universities, I take it?

Those are rival universities, I take it?
Forum: Business Bytes 15 November 2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By WildaBeast
I'm sure you're right, but that was just what...

I'm sure you're right, but that was just what first popped into my head when I saw the toy.
Forum: Business Bytes 15 November 2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By WildaBeast
As someone who loved to play with Legos as a kid,...

As someone who loved to play with Legos as a kid, a wall sounds like just about the least fun thing you could build with them.
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 November 2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 862
Posted By WildaBeast
This time lapse satellite image...

This time lapse satellite image (https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3AHot_spots_and_a_large_plume_of_smoke_from_the_so-called_Camp_Fire_in_Northern....webm#file) illustrates the...
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 November 2018, 02:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 862
Posted By WildaBeast
If I remember correctly they were implicated in...

If I remember correctly they were implicated in the Napa fires last year.
Forum: SLC 15 November 2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 38,937
Posted By WildaBeast
The one I saw looked very similar to this 1970-72...

The one I saw looked very similar to this 1970-72 model (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Chevy_II_/_Nova#/media/File:San_Francisco,_California_-_USA_(9073500055).jpg) from Wikipedia. Same...
Forum: SLC 15 November 2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,872
Posted By WildaBeast
That was how I got my artificial Christmas tree...

That was how I got my artificial Christmas tree -- I bought it around New Years for half the original price. And I've come to call the day after Valentine's Day "Half Price Chocolate Day".
Forum: Police Blotter 14 November 2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By WildaBeast
I am quite curious as to how Alexa responds.

I am quite curious as to how Alexa responds.
Forum: Police Blotter 14 November 2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By WildaBeast
I know this isn't what the police intend, but I'm...

I know this isn't what the police intend, but I'm totally picturing an Echo device sitting on the witness stand being sworn in.
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 November 2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 862
Posted By WildaBeast
And now a package I ordered from Amazon last...

And now a package I ordered from Amazon last weekend, which was supposed to be delivered yesterday, is delayed due to conditions from the fires. I don't know if that means it was supposed to ship...
Forum: SLC 14 November 2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 38,937
Posted By WildaBeast
This morning I saw an old Chevy Nova, probably...

This morning I saw an old Chevy Nova, probably from the early 1970s, parked outside city hall. The thing I found interesting about this one is that most Nova's from that era that are still on the...
Forum: SLC 13 November 2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 92,544
Posted By WildaBeast
That reminds me, I vaguely remember some...

That reminds me, I vaguely remember some snopester complaining many years ago, like when I was still relatively new here in the early to mid 2000s, that Amazon's recommendation algorithm at the time...
Forum: SLC 13 November 2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 92,544
Posted By WildaBeast
Amazon sent me one of those emails with...

Amazon sent me one of those emails with recommendations based on my past purchases. Among the items they recommend is a potty training book for toddlers. I haven't bought anything from them that...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 November 2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By WildaBeast
From the description of Atlantic Rim:...

From the description of Atlantic Rim: Resurrection:



Huh? :confused:
Forum: Crash and Burn 13 November 2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 862
Posted By WildaBeast
And it's not like we're not already doing that...

And it's not like we're not already doing that here (ok, probably not *all* the trees). I regularly see log trucks on the road during my morning commute. I assume they're most likely coming from...
Forum: Crash and Burn 12 November 2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 862
Posted By WildaBeast
Except he's been blaming California for not...

Except he's been blaming California for not managing the forests properly. If the fires are on federal lands then it was the federal government's responsibility to manage them, not California's.
Forum: SLC 11 November 2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,462
Posted By WildaBeast
I recently realized, Futurama premiered on March...

I recently realized, Futurama premiered on March 28, 1999. That means next year Futurama will be 20 years old. That doesn't seem right to me. In my mind it's still current, until I realize the...
Forum: Crash and Burn 09 November 2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 862
Posted By WildaBeast
Yesterday PG&E was warning that they might...

Yesterday PG&E was warning that they might preemptively cut off power to certain areas due to the risk of their power lines sparking wildfires in the dry, windy conditions. Their equipment got...
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