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Forum: Wild Kingdom 19 March 2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,824
Posted By thorny locust
When the now Old Cats were very small kittens,...

When the now Old Cats were very small kittens, they tried exploring the edge of the bathtub while I (and the water [ETA: but not yet any soap]) were in it.

Before too long, Kitten 1 fell into the...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 19 March 2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By thorny locust
Yes, I would not be putting any portion of me...

Yes, I would not be putting any portion of me anywhere near that beak!
Forum: SLC 19 March 2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 348
Posted By thorny locust
And Chinese lantern. And deadly nightshade. ...

And Chinese lantern. And deadly nightshade.

And I'm pretty sure I'm forgetting something. -- oh yes. Tobacco. And petunia. And some other stuff.

Solanacea family.

-- and yes, the problem...
Forum: Social Studies 19 March 2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 155
Posted By thorny locust
The possible connection to religion is...

The possible connection to religion is interesting; but the only actual case of it turning into such that I can offhand think of is the Heaven's Gate people who thought that the comet aliens were...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 19 March 2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 220,164
Posted By thorny locust
Dear Nelson, Good job puzzling your human!...

Dear Nelson,

Good job puzzling your human! Our human has never managed to figure out why each of the three of us will sleep on her bed consistently for weeks and weeks, then refuse to do so for...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 19 March 2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,824
Posted By thorny locust
I currently have two cats (siblings) who like to...

I currently have two cats (siblings) who like to splash their paws in the water for a while before they drink. The paw actully goes into the water, it doesn't just touch the surface. Sometimes...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 19 March 2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 26,425
Posted By thorny locust
4. What alkaloid is by far the world's most...

4. What alkaloid is by far the world's most consumed psychoactive drug?

Is caffeine an alkaloid? Because, between coffee and tea, I think it's got to be the most commonly used psychoactive; though...
Forum: Social Studies 19 March 2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,501
Posted By thorny locust
LeGuin is almost always worth reading. And...

LeGuin is almost always worth reading. And re-reading.
Forum: SLC 19 March 2019, 02:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 348
Posted By thorny locust
Late blight...

Late blight (http://vegetablemdonline.ppath.cornell.edu/factsheets/Potato_LateBlt.htm), early blight (http://vegetablemdonline.ppath.cornell.edu/factsheets/Potato_EarlyBlt.htm), and fusarium wilt...
Forum: SLC 18 March 2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 348
Posted By thorny locust
Quite a lot of tomatoes, including varieties not...

Quite a lot of tomatoes, including varieties not specifically for the purpose, will do well in containers, if the containers are large enough. I've grown indeterminate heirlooms in five gallon pots....
Forum: Social Studies 18 March 2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,501
Posted By thorny locust
Those with AIS and guevedoches were indeed among...

Those with AIS and guevedoches were indeed among those I was thinking of; I believe there's quite a few other variations.

-- It's interesting to posit a society in which all male children are...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 March 2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By thorny locust
Ideally, that would be at home, probably by the...

Ideally, that would be at home, probably by the age of six.

Because some people are very unfortunately learning the reverse at home, grade / primary schools may need to fill in. But it certainly...
Forum: Social Studies 16 March 2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,501
Posted By thorny locust
What on earth is "transgender with no diagnosis...

What on earth is "transgender with no diagnosis or history of gender dysphoria"?

Why would somebody with no gender dysphoria transition? Do they seriously think there are significant numbers of...
Forum: SLC 15 March 2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 131,961
Posted By thorny locust
Not quite sure this counts: but when I refreshed...

Not quite sure this counts: but when I refreshed new posts right now, the most recent poster in the thread "Are you threatening me?" was Alarm.
Forum: Social Studies 15 March 2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,501
Posted By thorny locust
I don't think it is a whole 'nother issue. I...

I don't think it is a whole 'nother issue. I think that the entire issue is that some people are trying to jam all humans into one of two boxes.

Whether you're looking at the outside of the...
Forum: Rantidote 15 March 2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 57,176
Posted By thorny locust
Human urine, however, is, for reasons ranging...

Human urine, however, is, for reasons ranging from modern ideas of ick factors to the genuine risk of contamination with pharmaceuticals, not allowed for use in modern organic farming.



thorny...
Forum: Rantidote 14 March 2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 57,176
Posted By thorny locust
I am now chortling and imagining that as a...

I am now chortling and imagining that as a dry-cleaner's ad.

"We put your shirt right in the cyclotron! It'll be radiantly clean!"
Forum: Rantidote 13 March 2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 57,176
Posted By thorny locust
That's particularly annoying to me, because I've...

That's particularly annoying to me, because I've spent so much time taking a deep breath, calling on my reserves of patience, and explaining that yes, organic farmers know perfectly well that some of...
Forum: SLC 13 March 2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 128,620
Posted By thorny locust
DawnStorm, I wonder whether somebody's living in...

DawnStorm, I wonder whether somebody's living in it.
Forum: Rantidote 13 March 2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 130,476
Posted By thorny locust
Around here there are signs posted in grocery...

Around here there are signs posted in grocery stores, etc., by people wanting to give rides to the Old-Order Mennonites. I expect it'd be the same for the Amish. [ETA: yes, they expect to be paid. I...
Forum: Fun House 13 March 2019, 04:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By thorny locust
Actually I think a thread that starts with "To be...

Actually I think a thread that starts with "To be or not to be" followed immediately by "This video does not exist" has something to be said for it.

It's not exactly a "thread proximity in new...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 March 2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By thorny locust
GenYus: except for Hillary! -- I don't see...

GenYus: except for Hillary!

-- I don't see any sense in trying to impeach Trump unless there's a reasonable chance the votes will be there in the Senate. Whether anything will come out that will...
Forum: Social Studies 12 March 2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,088
Posted By thorny locust
Nearly all the old houses I've lived in had nice...

Nearly all the old houses I've lived in had nice big eat-in kitchens. Most of the group life in the houses went on in those kitchens. Dining rooms were for the occasional big party (though my current...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 12 March 2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 26,425
Posted By thorny locust
GenYus, I looked it up after posting, and what I...

GenYus, I looked it up after posting, and what I found agrees with you.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 12 March 2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 26,425
Posted By thorny locust
2. How much money do you have in U.S. dollars if...

2. How much money do you have in U.S. dollars if you have "two bits"?

Twenty-five cents.

I think the "bit" was an obsolete coin worth 12 1/2 , dating back to the days when a half penny was...
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