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Forum: Rantidote 19 February 2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 12,590
Posted By Cervus
I'd asked the post office to hold my mail while I...

I'd asked the post office to hold my mail while I was gone on vacation. I received a confirmation email from them before I left.

I came home to a stuffed mailbox and a water-damaged package at my...
Forum: Rantidote 09 February 2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,090
Posted By Cervus
The package has now officially been declared...

The package has now officially been declared "delayed" with no current location or projected arrival date.

And I'm leaving for vacation tomorrow. I've now arranged to have my mail held so that if...
Forum: Rantidote 08 February 2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,090
Posted By Cervus
I've been waiting over a week for a package that...

I've been waiting over a week for a package that has so far taken the USPS route of Jersey City --> Chicago --> Pittsburgh.

I assume it was put on the wrong truck or plane but at some point it...
Forum: SLC 07 February 2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 26,866
Posted By Cervus
"Roger, Roger. What's our vector,...

"Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?"
Forum: Social Studies 07 February 2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,493
Posted By Cervus
If I want to carry snacks in my purse, I don't...

If I want to carry snacks in my purse, I don't look for smaller-sized food items. I bring a larger purse.
Forum: SLC 07 February 2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 896
Views: 204,750
Posted By Cervus
A new dental practice has opened next door to my...

A new dental practice has opened next door to my office, and the dentist came by to introduce himself today. He is very attractive. I think I need to switch dentists.
Forum: Social Studies 06 February 2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,493
Posted By Cervus
The thing is, if Doritos legitimately wanted to...

The thing is, if Doritos legitimately wanted to market a "quieter chip" they could do so without being sexist. A quieter chip could appeal to people who want to snack during a movie or at the office;...
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 February 2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By Cervus
I could get on board with this if it were an...

I could get on board with this if it were an original character. But I loathe prequels, regardless of the franchise or the story.

(Also, I never thought I'd say this but...I'm already getting Star...
Forum: SLC 05 February 2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 26,866
Posted By Cervus
The mail trucks I see are always set up for...

The mail trucks I see are always set up for right-hand drive.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 02 February 2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,666
Posted By Cervus
You'd think one of the private animal transport...

You'd think one of the private animal transport companies that zoos and conservation organizations use for large exotic animals would expand its market to pet owners as well.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 31 January 2018, 01:36 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,666
Posted By Cervus
A lot of Americans think the concept of...

A lot of Americans think the concept of "emotional support animals" is ridiculous, especially when it refers to any animal other than a dog or cat. Although I know firsthand how much emotional...
Forum: Rantidote 29 January 2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,090
Posted By Cervus
This evening my neighborhood smells like garbage...

This evening my neighborhood smells like garbage and vomit. I don't know why.
Forum: Rantidote 29 January 2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 12,590
Posted By Cervus
I'm leaving for vacation shortly, but my...

I'm leaving for vacation shortly, but my coworkers have been consistently sick and I keep having to come in on my days off to work their shifts. We work 10-hour shifts, so the extra pay is nice, but...
Forum: Rantidote 27 January 2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 12,590
Posted By Cervus
You can also change a friend to an "acquaintance"...

You can also change a friend to an "acquaintance" and you will remain friends on Facebook, but you won't see any of their posts.
Forum: Amusement Bark 23 January 2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By Cervus
I can also hear it to the tune of "Iris" by the...

I can also hear it to the tune of "Iris" by the Goo-Goo Dolls.
Forum: Rantidote 23 January 2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,090
Posted By Cervus
I just opened a large bag of chips, and the...

I just opened a large bag of chips, and the entire bag split down the side, spilling the contents everywhere. Fortunately I have a gallon-sized Ziploc to put it all in, because the bag is now useless.
Forum: SLC 20 January 2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 17,491
Posted By Cervus
I was mistaken. A Florida license is good for 8...

I was mistaken. A Florida license is good for 8 years, not 10.
Forum: SLC 20 January 2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 17,491
Posted By Cervus
Florida DLs only include height, which makes...

Florida DLs only include height, which makes sense as it's the only thing that isn't easy to change. Our licenses are good for 10 years.
Forum: SLC 19 January 2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,409
Posted By Cervus
The TV movie Miracle Landing...

The TV movie Miracle Landing (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100154/), about the explosive decompression of Aloha Airlines flight 243, terrified me for years, because it was based on a true event. It...
Forum: SLC 10 January 2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 243,579
Posted By Cervus
Do you guys remember that episode of Breaking Bad...

Do you guys remember that episode of Breaking Bad that took place on the 10th floor of a skyscraper in Bangkok? There was a shoot-out with the bad guys, and pedestrians in the street below were...
Forum: SLC 07 January 2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 26,866
Posted By Cervus
I think of them as second cousins, but I don't...

I think of them as second cousins, but I don't think that's technically correct. But it's easier than saying "My dad's brother-in-law's nieces and nephews."

We often refer to my uncle's family...
Forum: SLC 07 January 2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 26,866
Posted By Cervus
Some possibly stupid genealogy questions: 1....

Some possibly stupid genealogy questions:

1. My mother had a younger brother who died when he was a child, in the 1950's. Is it correct to refer to him as my uncle, even though he never lived long...
Forum: Technical Questions 05 January 2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,493
Posted By Cervus
There's a time limit after which "last edited...

There's a time limit after which "last edited by..." gets added in. I think it's about 5 minutes.
Forum: Rantidote 03 January 2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 12,590
Posted By Cervus
LTTAM: The Capitalization In This Thread Title.

LTTAM: The Capitalization In This Thread Title.
Forum: Amusement Bark 01 January 2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 983
Views: 245,462
Posted By Cervus
I just got back from seeing The Shape of Water...

I just got back from seeing The Shape of Water and it was disappointing. I'd been looking forward to it based on the trailer, the reviews, and being a fan of Guillermo del Toro. It wasn't a terrible...
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