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Forum: Wild Kingdom 25 March 2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 192,956
Posted By thorny locust
That is absolutely lovely. Those two had...

That is absolutely lovely.

Those two had better get adopted together.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 24 March 2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By thorny locust
I can't seem to find the quote, but I think it...

I can't seem to find the quote, but I think it was Wendell Berry who said something along the lines of: I deplore the wrongs committed by other nations, but I am responsible for those committed by...
Forum: Amusement Bark 24 March 2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By thorny locust
OK. I know I'm way out of the loop and have not...

OK. I know I'm way out of the loop and have not been watching Dora at any age but --

would she really say she was transferring from "the jungle", as if that were a specific place instead of a...
Forum: Announcements 23 March 2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,913
Posted By thorny locust
Hi Andrew of Moving! nice to see from you. I hope...

Hi Andrew of Moving! nice to see from you. I hope some others who haven't posted much or at all lately are at least lurking enough to hear about the change (ATNM, are you out there? I miss arguing...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 23 March 2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By thorny locust
What does seem pretty clear is that although this...

What does seem pretty clear is that although this report is done, indictments already under process by Mueller's office will continue through their process. So will further investigations in...
Forum: Rantidote 23 March 2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 36,109
Posted By thorny locust
If I ever do wind up on a jury, I really hope...

If I ever do wind up on a jury, I really hope we'll be allowed to take notes. I retain information much better if I see it written, and better yet if I write it down myself. -- even if I can't read...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 23 March 2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 192,956
Posted By thorny locust
I think we could take a pretty good guess as to...

I think we could take a pretty good guess as to what color Daddy was. Especially with that ginger girl.

(good grief, now I'm calling them gingers instead of yellow cats --

Expanded vocabularies...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 23 March 2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By thorny locust
Robert Mueller Submits Report On Russia Investigation To Attorney General Barr

Robert Mueller Submits Report On Russia Investigation To Attorney General Barr...
Forum: Rantidote 23 March 2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 946
Views: 131,874
Posted By thorny locust
WildaBeast, can you figure out in advance where...

WildaBeast, can you figure out in advance where there's a good pullover/stopping point shortly before the point at which you're going to start needing directions, and just plan on stopping there to...
Forum: Rantidote 22 March 2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 36,109
Posted By thorny locust
I've gotten several notices. The ones that arrive...

I've gotten several notices. The ones that arrive in the busy season, I've responded to by saying that I'm the sole proprietor and sole workforce of the farm, and could they please call me November...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 22 March 2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 367
Posted By thorny locust
Die Capacitrix, I just started a batch of bread....

Die Capacitrix, I just started a batch of bread. It is, unfortunately, rather too far for you to drop over in a few hours and get a slice of it just out of the oven.

With or without butter on it;...
Forum: Rantidote 22 March 2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 36,109
Posted By thorny locust
Indeed. Thanks, Photo Bob. I don't know what...

Indeed. Thanks, Photo Bob.

I don't know what the people are thinking who say nobody intelligent should be on a jury. Are they utterly convinced that they, and everybody they care about, will never...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 22 March 2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 192,956
Posted By thorny locust
-- You OK, Tempest? Everybody OK here? --...

-- You OK, Tempest? Everybody OK here?

-- Everybody needs a wash.

-- OK, good. I can go lie down now.

Also, Mama's tired!
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 March 2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By thorny locust
I don't watch cable news. I rarely watch...

I don't watch cable news. I rarely watch television of any sort.
I don't do Twitter, though I occasionally read something there when it's referenced elsewhere. I check NPR, and a local news site,...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 22 March 2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 192,956
Posted By thorny locust
Oh good! they let her back in. -- in barn...

Oh good! they let her back in.

-- in barn cat colonies multiple female cats (usually related to each other) will often help raise the kittens as a joint enterprise.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 22 March 2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 192,956
Posted By thorny locust
On the live stream right now there is a very...

On the live stream right now there is a very hungry cat eating.

And a tiny kitten trying to eat, and complaining that Mama's eating means the nipple's not in easy reach --

Looks like the feline...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 22 March 2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 367
Posted By thorny locust
Me. I butter toast -- that's the only way I...

Me.

I butter toast -- that's the only way I butter bread. Depending on the filling of the sandwich, I might put on the bread nothing, or mustard, or salad dressing (by which I mean ranch dressing...
Forum: SLC 21 March 2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 56,684
Posted By thorny locust
Actually, I kind of like the sound of a...

Actually, I kind of like the sound of a free-range funeral.

I'm imagining everybody walking out and scattering themselves, and my ashes, over a large expanse of open field.

-- or, I suppose,...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 March 2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By thorny locust
First of all, I took you to be linking to a video...

First of all, I took you to be linking to a video put out by somebody connected to Sommers. On re-reading I misunderstood that sentence.

Second, I don't have all the video channels on the planet...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 March 2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By thorny locust
I suspect that's a video that I don't want to...

I suspect that's a video that I don't want to give any clicks to.

And I suspect that Sommers is a feminist in the same sense that a person I once accidentally wound up listening to part of a talk...
Forum: Announcements 21 March 2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,913
Posted By thorny locust
Whoops, thanks for reminding me, SatansHobbit! ...

Whoops, thanks for reminding me, SatansHobbit!

There wasn't much in my PM box, but once you reminded me I had the same idea as TGG, and have done so.
Forum: Social Studies 20 March 2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 19,012
Posted By thorny locust
Bah, that's not in my library system. I may...

Bah, that's not in my library system.

I may have to buy it somewhere.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 19 March 2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,115
Posted By thorny locust
When the now Old Cats were very small kittens,...

When the now Old Cats were very small kittens, they tried exploring the edge of the bathtub while I (and the water [ETA: but not yet any soap]) were in it.

Before too long, Kitten 1 fell into the...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 19 March 2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By thorny locust
Yes, I would not be putting any portion of me...

Yes, I would not be putting any portion of me anywhere near that beak!
Forum: SLC 19 March 2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By thorny locust
And Chinese lantern. And deadly nightshade. ...

And Chinese lantern. And deadly nightshade.

And I'm pretty sure I'm forgetting something. -- oh yes. Tobacco. And petunia. And some other stuff.

Solanacea family.

-- and yes, the problem...
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