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Forum: Rantidote 12 February 2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 27,382
Posted By Skeptic
Frying Pan Why did cucaracha music suddenly come in to my...

Why did cucaracha music suddenly come in to my head.
Forum: Rantidote 10 February 2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 27,382
Posted By Skeptic
Our office is across the road from a Marriott...

Our office is across the road from a Marriott hotel and Obamba was staying there. They took over the entire hotel, about 15 floors if I recall, and sealed it off with a huge fence. Staff on duty...
Forum: Police Blotter 10 February 2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By Skeptic
Isn't the death penalty typical (or mandatory??)...

Isn't the death penalty typical (or mandatory??) in contract killing cases.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 01 February 2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,671
Posted By Skeptic
And airlines are well able to handle live...

And airlines are well able to handle live animals. It's routine.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 01 February 2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,671
Posted By Skeptic
It is already possible to bring animals on...

It is already possible to bring animals on planes, as cargo where they belong.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 01 February 2018, 03:01 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,671
Posted By Skeptic
But that is my point. It does seem to be only in...

But that is my point. It does seem to be only in America, and yes, I think the rest of the world treats it as a joke. As they should.
Forum: Police Blotter 31 January 2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,788
Posted By Skeptic
Airplane This seems very odd. How does an airline confirm...

This seems very odd. How does an airline confirm that you have a valid passport and visas if required, without confirming that at the check-in desk. If the answer is "at the gate", then the gate...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 31 January 2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,671
Posted By Skeptic
Moose Is America the only place where "emotional...

Is America the only place where "emotional support animals" are allowed. I believe Canada does not. Ironically, just yesterday at work (travel industry) we were laughing at the concept and that it...
Forum: Rantidote 18 January 2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 27,382
Posted By Skeptic
Even worse, neither is the office canteen a...

Even worse, neither is the office canteen a suitable place for an office meeting or employee review. Nothing worse than trying to enjoy a snack and someone's getting a verbal warning off to the...
Forum: Rantidote 18 January 2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 27,382
Posted By Skeptic
Yes, and it is often said in such cases, "We're...

Yes, and it is often said in such cases, "We're getting more like America every day".
Forum: Fun House 30 December 2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,030
Posted By Skeptic
There was a place near us that had a big sign on...

There was a place near us that had a big sign on two lines saying UNISEX / HAIR SALON. But if you were further up the street, another sign blocked part of it and it looked like it said SEX SALON.
Forum: SLC 30 December 2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,030
Posted By Skeptic
Theme Icon My resolution is to start buying presents for...

My resolution is to start buying presents for Christmas starting in about July. It's always a last-minute panic without any budgeting done for it. Same with non-perishable food, which we will do in...
Forum: Amusement Bark 15 December 2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,874
Posted By Skeptic
I often use the Blues Brothers line, "We're...

I often use the Blues Brothers line, "We're getting the band back together", especially if I happen to meet a few friends unexpectedly.
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 December 2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,874
Posted By Skeptic
I believe that in the Spanish edition of the...

I believe that in the Spanish edition of the show, he's Mexican.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 11 December 2017, 02:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By Skeptic
One of the biggest problems with foxes in the UK...

One of the biggest problems with foxes in the UK is caused by people thinking they are cute little harmless creatures, when in reality, they are wild vermin perfecly able and willing to kill native...
Forum: SLC 07 December 2017, 02:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,389
Posted By Skeptic
I can’t stand things pointing at me, such as a...

I can’t stand things pointing at me, such as a pen on a desk or the TV remote beside me on a couch. It’s something I only developed in the last 20 years or so, and don’t really recall what started...
Forum: Amusement Bark 01 December 2017, 10:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,555
Posted By Skeptic
That annoys me. Not me personally, but if...

That annoys me. Not me personally, but if someone has become known for not liking hugs, then no-one has a right to impose one on them.
Forum: Police Blotter 30 November 2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By Skeptic
San Francisco police detective ranks.

I hope it’s OK if I ask a non-UL question here. I write for a hobby, and am working on a crime novel, and need some help with San Francisco police ranks.

The main character is a male 20 year...
Forum: Social Studies 20 November 2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,443
Posted By Skeptic
I heard a similar argument many years ago, where...

I heard a similar argument many years ago, where someone was trying to blame society for a criminal’s action. Another person then pointed out that their grandparents had survived the Nazi...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 November 2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,816
Posted By Skeptic
As much as I like shooting and hunting (here in...

As much as I like shooting and hunting (here in Australia), I have never been convinced that the hunting of elephants is a benefit to the species or the local population. I thought I would throw out...
Forum: SLC 17 November 2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 20,206
Posted By Skeptic
We found this is common in the medical sphere...

We found this is common in the medical sphere also.
Forum: Science 12 November 2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,204
Posted By Skeptic
Isn’t that what the call ‘population collapse’....

Isn’t that what the call ‘population collapse’. We have 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 8 great-grandparents, ad nauseum. About 20 generations back and you’re talking about 1,000,000 people you are...
Forum: Social Studies 29 September 2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,788
Posted By Skeptic
Criticism helps charity raise thousands more than expected.

A school fund raiser hoping to make 900 dollars for girls’ education in Africa had an unexpected surprise when they were criticised by conservative Australian senator Cory Bernardi.

The senator,...
Forum: SLC 27 September 2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,926
Posted By Skeptic
Mine is the disappearance of Australian prime...

Mine is the disappearance of Australian prime minister Harold Holt, who went missing and was presumed drowned 17 December 1967. I was about six and a half. Didn't really understand what was...
Forum: SLC 23 September 2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 163,213
Posted By Skeptic
A cousin of mine is allergic to pectin, the...

A cousin of mine is allergic to pectin, the chemical in fruit skin. He has to peel every bit of fruit he eats, including grapes.
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