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Forum: SLC 15 August 2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 74,721
Posted By Cervus
Today at work I got a telemarketing call from a...

Today at work I got a telemarketing call from a woman with a British accent and her voice was so charming I almost didn't mind the sales pitch.
Forum: SLC 10 August 2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,170
Posted By Cervus
Turns out the planet I've been seeing that I...

Turns out the planet I've been seeing that I thought was Mars is actually Saturn. Now I really wish I had a telescope.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 09 August 2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By Cervus
I've had scrub jays land on my head, attracted to...

I've had scrub jays land on my head, attracted to the shiny metal grommets on my hat. But the pics I have of that are selfies, so it doesn't show me as the photographer, just a girl with a bird on...
Forum: Business Bytes 08 August 2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By Cervus
How about juvenile and unfunny? I don't find...

How about juvenile and unfunny?

I don't find anything offensive about it, but really it's trying too hard and seems like a rejected SNL bit.
Forum: SLC 06 August 2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 63,737
Posted By Cervus
A piano moving company truck. I haven't seen a...

A piano moving company truck. I haven't seen a piano in a home in 25 years.

Yes, of course people still own pianos, but they are much rarer than they were a few decades ago -- possibly due to...
Forum: SLC 06 August 2018, 04:07 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 74,721
Posted By Cervus
Fun fact: Possums are one of the only mammals who...

Fun fact: Possums are one of the only mammals who are extremely unlikely to contract or carry rabies. It's thought that their body temperature is too low for the virus to survive in them. I only...
Forum: Rantidote 05 August 2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 962
Views: 87,597
Posted By Cervus
LTTAM: I keep a throwaway AOL address for spam...

LTTAM: I keep a throwaway AOL address for spam and signups, etc. I check it every couple months, but today I needed to access an email that was sent to that address. AOL refused to recognize any...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 04 August 2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By Cervus
Has she ever been boarded before? She may be...

Has she ever been boarded before? She may be readjusting to stress or depression about having been left there. (That doesn't mean the boarding facility is bad or erred in any way, but some pets just...
Forum: SLC 04 August 2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 74,721
Posted By Cervus
Why not just call it a bean bag toss?

Why not just call it a bean bag toss?
Forum: SLC 03 August 2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 74,721
Posted By Cervus
I think there are probably two different answers...

I think there are probably two different answers depending on the maturity of the audience.
Forum: SLC 30 July 2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,622
Posted By Cervus
So stop posting. Indeed.

So stop posting.



Indeed.
Forum: SLC 30 July 2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 74,721
Posted By Cervus
Thanks for that link, because I wouldn't have had...

Thanks for that link, because I wouldn't have had the faintest idea how it would be pronounced instead of "doon". And even then I had to listen to it thrice because it's a subtle difference.
Forum: SLC 29 July 2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,267
Posted By Cervus
I've used one like that in Florida (So, I can't...

I've used one like that in Florida (So, I can't tell you if it's good in cold temperatures) and they're fine for casual use. I wouldn't use it in rough weather conditions like heavy rains. It's more...
Forum: SLC 24 July 2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 63,737
Posted By Cervus
Last Friday we found a juvenile rat snake in the...

Last Friday we found a juvenile rat snake in the hallway at work. Yesterday a different, slightly smaller rat snake -- with a broken jaw -- was slithering around the floor of the surgery room. So,...
Forum: SLC 22 July 2018, 03:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,170
Posted By Cervus
LTTMMH: seeing new growth on a dehydrated orchid...

LTTMMH: seeing new growth on a dehydrated orchid I rescued from the Clearance Rack of Death at the big box garden center.


I guess I never posted about this but: Earlier this year I saw Weird Al...
Forum: Rantidote 19 July 2018, 02:11 AM
Replies: 962
Views: 87,597
Posted By Cervus
I am really starting to despise the terms...

I am really starting to despise the terms "pupper" and "doggo".
Forum: Rantidote 17 July 2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 87,597
Posted By Cervus
I'm home from work now and there's no trace of...

I'm home from work now and there's no trace of the tree left. Now the main road is visible and it's noisier here.

I ought to be used to it, living in Florida, where 50 acres of woods can be...
Forum: Rantidote 17 July 2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 87,597
Posted By Cervus
I came home on my lunch break to find my...

I came home on my lunch break to find my neighbor's large oak tree is being chopped down. We don't have many shade trees in this neighborhood, so this really hurts me to see. I suspect the tree is...
Forum: SLC 16 July 2018, 04:30 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,267
Posted By Cervus
My dad told me to buy a white car because it...

My dad told me to buy a white car because it reflects heat.

(I bought a red car because I like color.)
Forum: Rantidote 11 July 2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 87,597
Posted By Cervus
When I'm looking online for help with a problem,...

When I'm looking online for help with a problem, I'd rather get no info at all than articles that open with: "The best way to solve this problem is to not allow it to happen in the first place."
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Forum: Fun House 11 July 2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By Cervus
Everyone I know who calls it "the Devil's...

Everyone I know who calls it "the Devil's lettuce" or another ancient term does so sarcastically. Or maybe ironically. At any rate, they're not being serious.
Forum: Rantidote 06 July 2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 62,853
Posted By Cervus
Can't you just Google them?

Can't you just Google them?
Forum: Rantidote 05 July 2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 62,853
Posted By Cervus
The microwave broke at work and now the break...

The microwave broke at work and now the break room smells of burnt plastic.
Forum: Rantidote 02 July 2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 87,597
Posted By Cervus
July 4 falls on a Wednesday this year. Wednesdays...

July 4 falls on a Wednesday this year. Wednesdays are my regular day off work, so I won't get an extra holiday or holiday pay. (I only get a paid holiday if it falls on a day that I'd normally work.)
Forum: Moot Court 27 June 2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,809
Posted By Cervus
I haven't been this sick with fear for the future...

I haven't been this sick with fear for the future of this country since the night of the 2016 election.
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