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Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 July 2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By ASL
Reading You may be right. It honestly never occurred to...

You may be right. It honestly never occurred to me that there was this popular image of a "white working class ... angry, backward monolith" consisting of almost uniformly "male, Caucasian,...
Forum: Crash and Burn 22 July 2018, 02:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 500
Posted By ASL
Computer Eh, I’m not really arguing against life jackets,...

Eh, I’m not really arguing against life jackets, more like operating poor substitutes for boats outside of their safety parameters (which I posit may be exceeded more rapidly under a wider set of...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 July 2018, 02:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By ASL
Soapbox You think? I think itís more arguing with people...

You think? I think itís more arguing with people who arenít here and claiming to know what other people are thinking better than they do. With its emphasis on White Men Upper Case, it verges on a...
Forum: Crash and Burn 22 July 2018, 02:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 500
Posted By ASL
If we had an :oops: emote I’d use it, but please...

If we had an :oops: emote I’d use it, but please see my ETA. I’m sure it would vary based on the device and the conditions, but it’s been a factor before.
Forum: Crash and Burn 22 July 2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 500
Posted By ASL
Ponder The previous comments about exiting from...

The previous comments about exiting from underneath a canopy with a PFD are valid, though. It’s very possible that the combination of a canopy plus a low freeboard and a lack of reserve buoyancy made...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 July 2018, 01:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By ASL
Icon05 I read it expecting she’d eventually explain why...

I read it expecting she’d eventually explain why people like her dad are voting for Trump against their interests. Instead, it seems like she’s saying "don’t blame people like my dad, plenty of Trmup...
Forum: Crash and Burn 21 July 2018, 01:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 500
Posted By ASL
Ponder I am seeing one article...

I am seeing one article (https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/20/us/missouri-boat-incident/index.html) with an account that says the boat did a 'nose-dive.' I suppose this is one of those instances where a...
Forum: Crash and Burn 21 July 2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 500
Posted By ASL
No I could imagine some thrashing and kicking as a...

I could imagine some thrashing and kicking as a tightly packed mass of people try to deal with something like this wouldn’t help. Also, everything I’ve seen has said the thing capsized. So maybe it...
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 July 2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 263,898
Posted By ASL
Ambulance Has anyone mentioned the Mutual of Omaha...

Has anyone mentioned the Mutual of Omaha commercial yet? Maybe itís just because the amount of time I spend watching broadcast television and the target demographic is older, but holy NFBSK there...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 July 2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,029
Posted By ASL
Read This! Because I essentially began my post with, "Iím...

Because I essentially began my post with, "Iím not a Putin support, but..."

Referencing a current topic of discussion starting here (http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?p=1983201#post1983201).
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 July 2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,029
Posted By ASL
Throw Tomato Not that I like Putin, but (oh goody! the part...

Not that I like Putin, but (oh goody! the part where I get labelled a Putin supporter!) an executive order from one President is only as good as succeeding presidents allow it to be.

With that...
Forum: Rantidote 20 July 2018, 03:38 AM
Replies: 895
Views: 74,488
Posted By ASL
Teacher I agree. It's a perfectly cromulent word, but I...

I agree. It's a perfectly cromulent word, but I think it’s overused, like "proactive" and "paradigm". Some people just need to embiggen their vocabulary I guess...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 July 2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,029
Posted By ASL
Icon05 Is it that unusual?

Is it that unusual?
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 July 2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 263,898
Posted By ASL
TV Agreed, especially about the skittles-pox...

Agreed, especially about the skittles-pox commercial. Who dresses like that anymore?
Forum: Crash and Burn 18 July 2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 622
Posted By ASL
Driver What are the odds she has full coverage? I only...

What are the odds she has full coverage? I only have the mandatory liability insurance myself. Wouldnít do much good if I drove off a cliff. Unless I landed on someone. Which I really wouldnít want...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 July 2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,029
Posted By ASL
Vanishing There, fixed it for you.

There, fixed it for you.
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 17 July 2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 773
Posted By ASL
Chef It doesn’t go into proportions, but this wiki...

It doesn’t go into proportions, but this wiki article discusses why some portions of the beef are cut off prior to serving dry-aged beef:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beef_aging
Forum: SLC 17 July 2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,481
Posted By ASL
Chef I enjoyed many a beef-pepperoni pizza in Bahrain....

I enjoyed many a beef-pepperoni pizza in Bahrain. With mushrooms, of course.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 979
Posted By ASL
Skull What crocoduck_hunter said, especially that last...

What crocoduck_hunter said, especially that last paragraph.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 979
Posted By ASL
Flame Didnít we have a thread about a Tesla that...

Didnít we have a thread about a Tesla that exploded on impact?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,446
Posted By ASL
France I’ll always remember the mud-covered flag I saw...

I’ll always remember the mud-covered flag I saw flying from the back of a classmate's pickup truck after 9/11. Nothing says "patriot" like going off-roading with Old Glory flapping above the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,446
Posted By ASL
Ponder Well, I am eagerly awaiting the return of Vikings...

Well, I am eagerly awaiting the return of Vikings Season Five to the History Channel...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 10,915
Posted By ASL
Canada Did anyone ever just say, "It was wrong then and...

Did anyone ever just say, "It was wrong then and it's wrong now"?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 03:06 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,160
Posted By ASL
In what sense do you consider the British...

In what sense do you consider the British monarch, who holds her largely ceremonial position by virtue of having been born, is more important?

I donít buy the replacability argument. Not that I...
Forum: SLC 16 July 2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,481
Posted By ASL
Seems legit: ...

Seems legit:

https://people.cs.umass.edu/~immerman/stanford/universe.html

But you’ll probably want to talk with an astrophysicist or something.
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