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Forum: Rantidote 18 January 2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 745
Posted By Richard W
Couldn't you get one of your staff to remove it,...

Couldn't you get one of your staff to remove it, or do they all have the day off?
Forum: Techno-Babble 18 January 2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By Richard W
When I was visiting my brother in Japan, there...

When I was visiting my brother in Japan, there was a small earthquake one day, and my brother called "earthquake!" from another room, but I didn't feel it at all - I was sitting on the loo...
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Forum: Urban Legends Contest 18 January 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 80,685
Posted By Richard W
If that is the answer to number 7, then we got...

If that is the answer to number 7, then we got there eventually! Teamwork!
Forum: SLC 18 January 2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 383
Posted By Richard W
I remember actually screaming in the cinema when...

I remember actually screaming in the cinema when I was very young, during The Swiss Family Robinson I think. There was a scene where the heroes were being chased down a beach by a horde of people and...
Forum: Police Blotter 18 January 2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By Richard W
Just as an excuse for a rant, it does annoy me...

Just as an excuse for a rant, it does annoy me the way airlines encouraged everybody for years to use carry-on bags only by starting to charge extra for hold luggage (so that the airline didn't have...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 January 2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 403
Posted By Richard W
Me too... that's why I tried a subtle correction...

Me too... that's why I tried a subtle correction by saying Kim in my post! But now I've blown it by not being subtle at all.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 January 2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 403
Posted By Richard W
What possible reason would they have had for...

What possible reason would they have had for randomly attacking Hawaii in the first place, anyway? That would be clearly suicidal, and Kim surely isn't completely mad. They built the bombs partly as...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 16 January 2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 80,685
Posted By Richard W
Another possibility - do they all flow into lakes...

Another possibility - do they all flow into lakes (or other inland bodies of water) rather than the sea? Then either they don't flow out at all (the Jordan) or the outflow is a different river (the...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 16 January 2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 80,685
Posted By Richard W
Well a couple of them (Ural, Jordan) also divide...

Well a couple of them (Ural, Jordan) also divide continents, or at least continental plates (Jordan) / arbitrary definitions of continents (Ural) but I don't know if the rest do. It would have to be...
Forum: SLC 16 January 2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 13,972
Posted By Richard W
Well, after reading this story about a woman /...

Well, after reading this story about a woman / family (in the USA) who was bankrupted after having premature twins, it wouldn't surprise me if they had to pay it themselves. And this was a couple...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 16 January 2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 80,685
Posted By Richard W
1. Stockholm syndrome. 2. No idea 3....

1. Stockholm syndrome.

2. No idea

3. Asperger, presumably.

4. Well it sounds like it has to be somewhere in the Netherlands... Utrecht?

5. Guy Fawkes.
Forum: SLC 15 January 2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 13,972
Posted By Richard W
How can I have caught a cold when I haven't been...

How can I have caught a cold when I haven't been out of the bloody house for two days?
Forum: Rantidote 15 January 2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,643
Posted By Richard W
The title of this new thread has every word...

The title of this new thread has every word capitalized (Title Case?). This is different from the old thread, and doesn't fit the unspoken board convention of only capitalizing the first word of the...
Forum: Rantidote 15 January 2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 745
Posted By Richard W
At least you don't mean you're out of tea bags!...

At least you don't mean you're out of tea bags! That would be worse. Although it's usually milk that I run out of, and so have to drink black coffee instead (as I don't like black tea). It's not the...
Forum: SLC 14 January 2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 13,972
Posted By Richard W
Not just websites - my copy of Les Miserables...

Not just websites - my copy of Les Miserables itself (Penguin Classics edition) actually moves two whole sections of the book into appendices at the back so that you can easily skip them! (Part 2...
Forum: Fun House 14 January 2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Richard W
It's even more horrific than I'd been imagining...

It's even more horrific than I'd been imagining when I heard the words "Trump teddy bear".
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 January 2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,286
Posted By Richard W
Australia Well to help you start, they call the kitchen...

Well to help you start, they call the kitchen surface or counter a "bench"...
Forum: SLC 14 January 2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,895
Posted By Richard W
I was walking back from the pub just now (shortly...

I was walking back from the pub just now (shortly after midnight GMT) and towards the end of my road, there were two cats, a black one and a white one, one sitting on the edge of the kerb and one...
Forum: Rantidote 11 January 2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1,012
Views: 154,455
Posted By Richard W
Although I'm flattered to be thought of as a...

Although I'm flattered to be thought of as a great mind, it was RichardM who said that, not me!
Forum: SLC 11 January 2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 185,193
Posted By Richard W
My copy of Fire and Fury has arrived....

My copy of Fire and Fury has arrived. Yessssss!!!! Off to the bookshop to collect it in a minute....
Forum: Book Corner 10 January 2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,204
Posted By Richard W
I actually mentioned that in the earlier thread,...

I actually mentioned that in the earlier thread, so I'm not going to send you hate mail! I've not read the original, only the revised version, but here's the relevant part of my post...
Forum: Police Blotter 10 January 2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,850
Posted By Richard W
Apparently he's up on a felony charge of "making...

Apparently he's up on a felony charge of "making a false alarm":

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/swatting-suspect-tyler-barriss-false-alarm-charge/

That feels a bit lenient but it's hard to see...
Forum: Police Blotter 10 January 2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,850
Posted By Richard W
That's not quite what it says (if Wikipedia is...

That's not quite what it says (if Wikipedia is accurate, but this seems to match the reports as well). The "background" section uses the gamer tags of the two guys who were arguing over the bet,...
Forum: SLC 10 January 2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,220
Posted By Richard W
Yes - she's in the UK for the funeral at the...

Yes - she's in the UK for the funeral at the moment and says they've been very kind.
Forum: SLC 10 January 2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 13,972
Posted By Richard W
I'm sure these days, they just hang the cans from...

I'm sure these days, they just hang the cans from the vine / plant and let the beans grow inside them so that they can harvest them ready-canned.
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