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Forum: Amusement Bark 13 November 2018, 03:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By Cervus
There's also a sequel: Atlantic Rim:...

There's also a sequel:
Atlantic Rim: Resurrection. (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7963218/)
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 November 2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,998
Posted By Cervus
In case anyone is wondering some Florida counties...

In case anyone is wondering some Florida counties can't get accurate results for days after an election:

https://www.facebook.com/terry.fleming.35912/posts/2130885050288649



I mean obviously...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 November 2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,998
Posted By Cervus
Scott's awfully mad for someone who is still in...

Scott's awfully mad for someone who is still in the lead and is going to win regardless.

Republicans control everything and always get their way, yet they're always so angry. I don't get it.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 November 2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,998
Posted By Cervus
Looks like Florida's going to be recounting its...

Looks like Florida's going to be recounting its governor, senator, and agricultural commissioner races. There are still votes being counted, which have already flipped our agricultural commissioner...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 November 2018, 02:23 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,998
Posted By Cervus
Looks like Florida's headed for a recount in our...

Looks like Florida's headed for a recount in our senator race. I voted by mail, and according to my county, my vote was received but is still being tabulated along with thousands of other...
Forum: SLC 05 November 2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 36,773
Posted By Cervus
I think it depends on the local zoning laws or...

I think it depends on the local zoning laws or even what the college decrees. Where I went to school, fraternity houses were on campus while sorority houses were off-campus, across the street from...
Forum: SLC 31 October 2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 111,328
Posted By Cervus
Adult accompaniment for little kids, yeah. By the...

Adult accompaniment for little kids, yeah. By the time I was in middle school, we were allowed to go without adults as long as there were at least three of us in a group. Age 12 was the best; I went...
Forum: SLC 30 October 2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 111,328
Posted By Cervus
I'm interested to know how trick-or-treating is...

I'm interested to know how trick-or-treating is done in other countries. Here, it's traditional in the suburbs for kids to just go house to house throughout all the neighborhoods within walking...
Forum: Rantidote 27 October 2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 19,252
Posted By Cervus
I have a smartphone on a pay-as-you-go plan (AT&T...

I have a smartphone on a pay-as-you-go plan (AT&T GoPhone). I pay for each phone call and text, but I use it so rarely that many days I don't even bother to turn the phone on. I don't have a data...
Forum: Social Studies 26 October 2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,969
Posted By Cervus
It's more one-and-a-half syllables: K'newt.

It's more one-and-a-half syllables: K'newt.
Forum: Social Studies 24 October 2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,969
Posted By Cervus
Bogey and boogie are pronounced differently...

Bogey and boogie are pronounced differently though. I grew up knowing about "the boogie man". When I see the term "bogey man" in print, I mentally pronounce it with the same vowel sound as the word...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 October 2018, 03:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By Cervus
Help with what, exactly?

Help with what, exactly?
Forum: Social Studies 21 October 2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,969
Posted By Cervus
Yeah, this is why if someone told me they were in...

Yeah, this is why if someone told me they were in a boat, I'd picture a small boat. In a canoe, in a kayak, in a raft, in a dinghy, etc. Yet no one would say I'm in a yacht or I'm in a cruise ship --...
Forum: Social Studies 20 October 2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,969
Posted By Cervus
My weird language question has to deal with...

My weird language question has to deal with transportation. In American English, we use "on" or "in" to describe our relationship to different methods of transportation, but there doesn't seem to be...
Forum: SLC 17 October 2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 111,328
Posted By Cervus
I just watched the rocket launch; it was awesome...

I just watched the rocket launch; it was awesome even with the street light blaring. I can't imagine how spectacular it would have been in the dark.
Forum: SLC 17 October 2018, 04:23 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 111,328
Posted By Cervus
They finally fixed the streetlight today. It's...

They finally fixed the streetlight today. It's been out since at least February or March. Damn, I'd forgotten how bright it is. Too much light pollution now. Can't see the lighthouse, nor any stars...
Forum: Rantidote 15 October 2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 19,252
Posted By Cervus
I was listening to FM radio and the DJ announced...

I was listening to FM radio and the DJ announced in a serious voice, she had "very sad news." I was prepared for another beloved musician or celebrity to have died. Or something related to the...
Forum: SLC 15 October 2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 111,328
Posted By Cervus
I took a weekend trip to the city where I went to...

I took a weekend trip to the city where I went to college, and decided to take a walk around campus. I've never felt older in my life. I swear guys did not look this young and baby-faced when I was...
Forum: SLC 11 October 2018, 02:11 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 36,773
Posted By Cervus
I've noticed that in major storms like hurricanes...

I've noticed that in major storms like hurricanes and tornadoes, gas stations always seem to sustain significant damage to the roof over the pumping stations. Is there a particular design flaw to...
Forum: SLC 11 October 2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,213
Posted By Cervus
Thanks for the concern, but I live 500 miles away...

Thanks for the concern, but I live 500 miles away on the opposite end of the state, and was never in any danger.

FYI, a long-time snopester named Spam-and-Cookies, who lives in the panhandle, is...
Forum: SLC 10 October 2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,213
Posted By Cervus
Hurricane Michael

I was surprised to see that no one had started a thread. This is the strongest storm on record to hit the Florida panhandle in over a century. I've been watching pictures on Twitter and Instagram all...
Forum: Rantidote 08 October 2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 19,252
Posted By Cervus
LTTAM: Having to re-bag my groceries because the...

LTTAM: Having to re-bag my groceries because the bagger put 10 lbs of canned/bottled goods in one bag and put 5 little yogurts in a bag by themselves.
Forum: Rantidote 07 October 2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,087
Posted By Cervus
Houseplants do not purify their air to any...

Houseplants do not purify their air to any significant extent (that 1980's NASA study was horribly misinterpreted by popular media) nor do they remove dust. It's physically impossible for a plant to...
Forum: Rantidote 07 October 2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 19,252
Posted By Cervus
Different, "caught" has a "caw" sound, whereas...

Different, "caught" has a "caw" sound, whereas cot has a completely different, short vowel sound, but I don't know how to accurately describe it.
Forum: Rantidote 07 October 2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 19,252
Posted By Cervus
In that video I can hear the difference he's...

In that video I can hear the difference he's enunciating on "married". So it's what I thought -- that mid-Atlantic 1930's film star dialect, how Katharine Hepburn would talk in a film. I've never...
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