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Forum: SLC 17 February 2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 54,678
Posted By WildaBeast
Walking home from the store I saw a 1969 Dodge...

Walking home from the store I saw a 1969 Dodge Charger. Or maybe it was a Super Bee? But it was definitely a 1969, because it helpfully had a vanity plate that said "1969".
Forum: Rantidote 15 February 2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 26,459
Posted By WildaBeast
Although using your turn signal is generally a...

Although using your turn signal is generally a good thing, activating your turn signal more than a block before you plan to turn is just confusing.
Forum: Rantidote 15 February 2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 45,019
Posted By WildaBeast
Where I used to work there were motion sensors on...

Where I used to work there were motion sensors on the lights in the conference rooms to turn off the lights if the room was unoccupied. Except if you were just sitting there talking and not moving...
Forum: Business Bytes 14 February 2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By WildaBeast
Amazon cancels plans to build New York headquarters

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/14/tech/amazon-hq2-nyc/index.html
Forum: Business Bytes 14 February 2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,941
Posted By WildaBeast
But in that case Airbus has the A330-NEO and A350...

But in that case Airbus has the A330-NEO and A350 which compete with the 787 and 777.
Forum: Language 14 February 2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By WildaBeast
Is my memory deceiving me, or was this thread...

Is my memory deceiving me, or was this thread originally posted in NFBSK Gone Wild? Did it get moved here? Do we still have moderators?
Forum: Business Bytes 14 February 2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,941
Posted By WildaBeast
Airplane I don't know; it's not as if the 747-8, the...

I don't know; it's not as if the 747-8, the closest thing Boeing has as a direct competitor to the A380, has sold any better. In fact quite the opposite.

I guess you could argue that without...
Forum: SLC 14 February 2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 54,678
Posted By WildaBeast
This is actually a truck I saw today. This...

This is actually a truck I saw today. This morning I saw a semi tanker delivering fuel to a gas station. The tractor had an unusual retro-1930s style grille that came to a point in the front, kind...
Forum: Business Bytes 14 February 2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,941
Posted By WildaBeast
And it's official: ...

And it's official:


https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/14/business/a380-airbus-news-emirates/index.html
Forum: Business Bytes 13 February 2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,941
Posted By WildaBeast
Airplane Airbus to give update on A380 shutdown plans

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbus-a380/airbus-to-give-update-on-a380-shutdown-plans-sources-idUSKCN1Q1259

Although it didn't get discussed in this thread, that Emirates order I mentioned...
Forum: SLC 11 February 2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 16,230
Posted By WildaBeast
I really don't mean to make light of this whole...

I really don't mean to make light of this whole situation, but am I the only one who immediately thought of Norman Bates upon reading this detail?
Forum: SLC 11 February 2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 50,926
Posted By WildaBeast
Bob Ross, the artist who used to appear on PBS...

Bob Ross, the artist who used to appear on PBS painting "happy little trees", used to be a Master Sargent in the Air Force before he took up painting. A Sargent yelling at new recruits to scrub the...
Forum: Rantidote 10 February 2019, 03:33 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 26,459
Posted By WildaBeast
If you're trying to reach me by phone for a...

If you're trying to reach me by phone for a legitimate reason (that is, you're not a telemarketer or a robocall) and I don't answer, leave me a voicemail and I'll call you back. I, like many people,...
Forum: Social Studies 08 February 2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 856
Posted By WildaBeast
Sort of a hijack, but that was probably my...

Sort of a hijack, but that was probably my biggest motivation for growing a beard -- I was too lazy to shave all that often, and with a beard at least it doesn't look like I'm being lazy. And I have...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 February 2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,312
Posted By WildaBeast
A meme that came across my Facebook news feed...

A meme that came across my Facebook news feed last night illustrates this misunderstanding pretty well. It went something like "Last year I got a tax refund of $X, but this year I owed $Y with no...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 06 February 2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By WildaBeast
We learned to make microwave caramel corn in a...

We learned to make microwave caramel corn in a paper bag using a technique similar to this in my middle school home ec class. I imagine my mom has the instructions filed away somewhere in her recipe...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 February 2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,312
Posted By WildaBeast
Yes, income tax brackets in the US works exactly...

Yes, income tax brackets in the US works exactly the same as they do in Germany. A lot of people here don't seem to understand how they work, though.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 February 2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By WildaBeast
Being on the West Coast, the SOTU ends up being...

Being on the West Coast, the SOTU ends up being during my evening commute, and I'm sure NPR is going to preempt All Things Considered to broadcast it. So I'm just annoyed that the SOTU is...
Forum: Rantidote 05 February 2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 37,914
Posted By WildaBeast
This was actually a bumper sticker, but bumper...

This was actually a bumper sticker, but bumper stickers are kind of like memes so I will post it here. Yesterday morning I saw an older Acura modified in the typical "tuner" fashion, with a sticker...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 05 February 2019, 01:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,670
Posted By WildaBeast
Nelson has decided lately that he wants to sleep...

Nelson has decided lately that he wants to sleep on top on my feet. That seems weird in and of itself because my feet seem like they'd be the least comfortable part of me to sleep on.

But...
Forum: Rantidote 04 February 2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 45,019
Posted By WildaBeast
It is over 10 years old now, as I bought it at...

It is over 10 years old now, as I bought it at the same time I bought the house in September 2008. I actually did replace it with a basic CO detector without the gas detection function because I was...
Forum: SLC 04 February 2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 29,801
Posted By WildaBeast
Driver The only times I ever have more than one...

The only times I ever have more than one passenger is when I volunteer to drive when going to lunch with coworkers, and when my family comes to visit at Christmas. But in the former case someone...
Forum: SLC 04 February 2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 29,801
Posted By WildaBeast
Driver You forgot to tell us whether you got the Mazda3...

You forgot to tell us whether you got the Mazda3 or the 6, but I'm assuming the 3 since you said it's a hatchback and I don't think they make a hatchback version of the 6.


Yeah, I've heard that...
Forum: Rantidote 04 February 2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 45,019
Posted By WildaBeast
I have a combination carbon monoxide / natural...

I have a combination carbon monoxide / natural gas alarm plugged into the outlet next to my bed. I bought that one rather than just a regular CO alarm when I first moved into my house because I'd...
Forum: Police Blotter 31 January 2019, 01:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By WildaBeast
I don't know, forcing the wench to pull a wagon...

I don't know, forcing the wench to pull a wagon like an animal sounds pretty demeaning.
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