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Forum: SLC 23 May 2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 42,932
Posted By thorny locust
Wow. I never knew that thing existed. And as...

Wow. I never knew that thing existed.

And as it's shown on a 1975, quite possibly it existed in '77, when I took that trip. Retroactive WANT!

-- of course, I doubt I could have afforded it; and...
Forum: SLC 22 May 2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 42,932
Posted By thorny locust
Hah! I used to do that with a SAAB 95! ...

Hah!

I used to do that with a SAAB 95!

I am short; and still had to sleep diagonally. I was a lot younger then, though, and didn't mind.

-- it does seem like an annoying piece of information...
Forum: Weird News 22 May 2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By thorny locust
Ah. In that case, GenYus, the sheriff may be...

Ah. In that case, GenYus, the sheriff may be hoping to convince whoever's found them that they're unusable. (And maybe hoping to catch somebody who starts trying to get an MK19.)
Forum: Weird News 22 May 2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By thorny locust
They have, however, obligingly told whoever did...

They have, however, obligingly told whoever did find the box that fell off a truck exactly what equipment they need to lay their hands on in order to fire the grenades.



-- admittedly, they may...
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 May 2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 508,490
Posted By thorny locust
IME a good deal of what it replaced was the sort...

IME a good deal of what it replaced was the sort of presentation that either didn't use such visuals at all, or used them only as part of the presentation and only for the sort of information that...
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 May 2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 508,490
Posted By thorny locust
I find it somewhat less annoying in that fashion,...

I find it somewhat less annoying in that fashion, in that I can go through it a lot faster that way; but still annoying, in that it stretches out a minimal amount of information to take up a whole...
Forum: Police Blotter 21 May 2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,639
Posted By thorny locust
Ah. I didn't realize that was the direction you...

Ah. I didn't realize that was the direction you were looking at it from; I was thinking in terms of distrust and levels of violence among our own citizenry.

I do think much of our current foreign...
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 May 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 508,490
Posted By thorny locust
Wrong gender, I think, crocoduck_hunter. (At any...

Wrong gender, I think, crocoduck_hunter. (At any rate, if we're being old-fashioned.)

Lainie, you have my sympathies. (Or else, possibly, your audience does :p )
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 May 2018, 03:01 AM
Replies: 957
Views: 508,490
Posted By thorny locust
crocoduck_hunter, please tell that to the person...

crocoduck_hunter, please tell that to the person who read a powerpoint to us at a presentation I was at two weeks ago.
Forum: Police Blotter 20 May 2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,639
Posted By thorny locust
I'm not sure what you mean about "reported" being...

I'm not sure what you mean about "reported" being a red herring. What I meant was that the people who were saying there were no red flags might not have known about the shooter's previous behavior to...
Forum: Police Blotter 20 May 2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,639
Posted By thorny locust
Yeah, I noticed that, crocoduck_hunter. ...

Yeah, I noticed that, crocoduck_hunter.

Harassing women isn't a red flag, apparently; it's just normal.

-- I hope they only mean that it hadn't been reported; although of course one reason such...
Forum: SLC 20 May 2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 42,932
Posted By thorny locust
UEL, how terrible. I'm glad at least everybody...

UEL, how terrible. I'm glad at least everybody got out alive.


-- there are a couple of villages around here that had their downtowns rebuilt entirely in brick (wood construction is far more...
Forum: Police Blotter 20 May 2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,639
Posted By thorny locust
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-texas-shooter-...

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-texas-shooter-20180519-story.html



Yet another example in which the problem may not be a diagnosable condition, but an inability to consider women as equal...
Forum: SLC 19 May 2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 42,932
Posted By thorny locust
I have taken cats to several veterinarians over...

I have taken cats to several veterinarians over the years and have never heard that recommendation, either. Not even when they had just given a topical; though it's certainly possible they...
Forum: SLC 19 May 2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 34,275
Posted By thorny locust
I bet I would need to tote a large magnifying...

I bet I would need to tote a large magnifying glass around with it in order to be able to use it.

Also a narrow tool of some sort, in order to be able to punch any individual number key instead of...
Forum: SLC 19 May 2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 42,932
Posted By thorny locust
Did they say why? Did they give her...

Did they say why?

Did they give her something as a topical that they don't want you to wash off? But why would you not be able to comb or brush her, especially if you avoided the area of...
Forum: Rantidote 18 May 2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 47,202
Posted By thorny locust
Ah. That makes lots of sense to me (not, of...

Ah. That makes lots of sense to me (not, of course, that it has to.) Paper straws never bothered me, but, while I'm better about it than I used to be, I still can't eat certain pastas, and when I was...
Forum: SLC 18 May 2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By thorny locust
It gets tricky, though, LPP, because the fact...

It gets tricky, though, LPP, because the fact that somebody is saying they're sorry doesn't necessarily mean that they really are sorry.

And then there are the people who really are always sorry...
Forum: Rantidote 18 May 2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 47,202
Posted By thorny locust
It's interesting what does and doesn't bother...

It's interesting what does and doesn't bother different people. I remember paper straws being standard, and I don't remember either being bothered by them, or hearing others complaining. I wonder...
Forum: SLC 18 May 2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By thorny locust
I think for me it probably has to do with whether...

I think for me it probably has to do with whether the person is routinely acting either with malice or with reckless disregard for others, or whether they're trying to behave well and sometimes...
Forum: Weird News 18 May 2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By thorny locust
Oh. Causing outage. I read the thread title as...

Oh. Causing outage. I read the thread title as "causing outrage".

Which may also be true, of course.

ETA: Whoops, spanked. erwins, that's about what I thought too.

But why are helicopters...
Forum: Police Blotter 18 May 2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,639
Posted By thorny locust
And then there's the person who apparently,...

And then there's the person who apparently, according to that second story, called to have the first one arrested, and is quoted as saying



It's entirely correct that we don't need that crap....
Forum: Police Blotter 18 May 2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,639
Posted By thorny locust
From the story posted: -- did he think...

From the story posted:



-- did he think he was going to go in and Save the Day? with the police already there, and after taking the time to pick up his flag? (he may always carry the pistol,...
Forum: Science 18 May 2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By thorny locust
Ah. Ice in an above-freezing ocean doesn't melt....

Ah. Ice in an above-freezing ocean doesn't melt. Gotcha.
Forum: Science 18 May 2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By thorny locust
Let's see. Rocks from cliffs can fall into the...

Let's see. Rocks from cliffs can fall into the sea, but ice from glaciers can't.

I'm having a certain degree of trouble wrapping my head around that "logic".
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