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Forum: Rantidote 18 January 2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 32,184
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: 614
Views: 207,994
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.
Forum: Rantidote 18 January 2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 32,184
Posted By thorny locust
The thing I really don't understand is that it...

The thing I really don't understand is that it seems to me that 'go play with Timmy so you'll get the measles now instead of later' is really a sort of vaccination in itself. People understood that...
Forum: Crash and Burn 17 January 2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By thorny locust
Yes, GenYus, I was kind of surprised that with...

Yes, GenYus, I was kind of surprised that with all that emphasis on how much he knew what he was doing there wasn't any mention of that.

It's possible that he knew about lying down on the ice but...
Forum: SLC 17 January 2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 50,613
Posted By thorny locust
It's a relative amount, though, isn't it? I...

It's a relative amount, though, isn't it? I presume that it would take a whole lot less alcohol to get a toddler to 2.03 than it would to get an adult to the same blood level.

Not, of course, that...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 17 January 2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By thorny locust
I was going to say 'wait a minute, what are they...

I was going to say 'wait a minute, what are they doing with the kittens when they turn into cats?' but the article says the same people also run a couple of adult cat cafés, so I suppose anybody who...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 17 January 2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 207,994
Posted By thorny locust
DawnStorm, I'm sorry!

DawnStorm, I'm sorry!
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 January 2019, 02:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By thorny locust
Oy vey. Lima-Taub, that is embarrassingly...

Oy vey.

Lima-Taub, that is embarrassingly bad.

From the article posted:



I'm trying to imagine that they're both unreachable by reporters because they've both gone out for coffee together...
Forum: Rantidote 17 January 2019, 01:53 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 110,221
Posted By thorny locust
I gave up on that one [ETA: Grrl Power] a while...

I gave up on that one [ETA: Grrl Power] a while ago. There was some kind of complicated plot line involving politics and extraterrestrial vampires, and I lost track of what was going on and decided I...
Forum: SLC 16 January 2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 50,613
Posted By thorny locust
Esprise Me, I wonder whether this has turned...

Esprise Me, I wonder whether this has turned inside your mother's head into not a thing she does on her own, but a neat thing that she does with you, which she enjoys in large part because she does...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 January 2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,211
Posted By thorny locust
Anybody else reminded of the mess around Trent...

Anybody else reminded of the mess around Trent Lott's praising Strom Thurmond?

Not as if they hadn't known all along what Lott was like, or what Thurmond was like. But Lott made the mistake of...
Forum: SLC 15 January 2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 24,405
Posted By thorny locust
I am also happy about the littleness of the...

I am also happy about the littleness of the thyroid pills.

I currently have two cats (littermates) to get them into twice a day, and neither of them is happy about it; though they tolerate it, by...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 15 January 2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 13,401
Posted By thorny locust
And here I went all of these years -- including...

And here I went all of these years -- including the years in which I sometimes wore one -- thinking that a miniskirt was called a miniskirt just because there isn't very much of it.

I had no idea...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 15 January 2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,129
Posted By thorny locust
It's tea! Leaf-and-bug infusion! I've...

It's tea! Leaf-and-bug infusion!



I've got several of those water glasses that are made like canning jars and take canning jar lids (here's...
Forum: Rantidote 15 January 2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 110,221
Posted By thorny locust
I actually kind of like it that way.

I actually kind of like it that way.
Forum: Book Corner 15 January 2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By thorny locust
Is the problem that people are assuming they did...

Is the problem that people are assuming they did so in the presence of others?

People used to, after all, in many places. Plus which, 'wherever they stood' doesn't seem to me to automatically...
Forum: SLC 15 January 2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 24,405
Posted By thorny locust
A somewhat-less-little thing that makes me happy:...

A somewhat-less-little thing that makes me happy: the cat who had been persistently losing weight is now gaining weight instead.

The problem may, after all, have been incorrect dose of her thyroid...
Forum: Business Bytes 14 January 2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By thorny locust
In New York you can get a 20C exemption for quite...

In New York you can get a 20C exemption for quite a lot of home kitchens (does depend some on the kitchen) to sell a number of things, including many sorts of baked goods; but cheesecake is very...
Forum: Book Corner 14 January 2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By thorny locust
I actually don't understand the fuss about this....

I actually don't understand the fuss about this. Why is it less sanitary to magic the stuff away than it is to flush it away? It might be more so, because the magic might remove all of it, while...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 14 January 2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,129
Posted By thorny locust
The cat who demands fresh non-muddy water in the...

The cat who demands fresh non-muddy water in the water dish in the house (which gets muddy because the cat in my previous post, and his sister, like to paddle in it) also loves to drink out of mud...
Forum: Business Bytes 14 January 2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By thorny locust
I wonder whether DC has any of the same food...

I wonder whether DC has any of the same food selling rules that NYState has.

And I wonder whether they can get a 20C or equivalent certification for their kitchen. Cheesecake's pretty perishable...
Forum: SLC 14 January 2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 50,613
Posted By thorny locust
[ETA: replying to Seaboe] Men's slacks/pants in...

[ETA: replying to Seaboe] Men's slacks/pants in the same price range as women's very often allow a choice of inseams in any given size. Some moderately priced ones even allow free hemming in the...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 14 January 2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,129
Posted By thorny locust
TGG: Cat needs to go to vet. in early afternoon....

TGG: Cat needs to go to vet. in early afternoon. I shut cat into house midmorning. Cat hangs around downstairs, intermittently wailing at door. I stop for lunch. Cat hangs around kitchen, wondering...
Forum: SLC 13 January 2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,217
Posted By thorny locust
Admittedly, mbravo, if one holds a garage sale...

Admittedly, mbravo, if one holds a garage sale there will often be people making jokes about buying the garage.

They're joking, however. Plus which, the signs most likely said 'garage sale', not...
Forum: Rantidote 13 January 2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 32,184
Posted By thorny locust
They have done so because they're not anywhere...

They have done so because they're not anywhere near as interested in dealing with any actual immigration situation as they are in getting people worked up about The Other trying to break in to Our...
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