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Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 May 2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,896
Posted By violetbon
United States Would God even have any constitutional rights,...

Would God even have any constitutional rights, since He (I assume) isn't a citizen?
Forum: Rantidote 11 December 2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,110
Posted By violetbon
Tasteless and horrifying memes

I dislike political memes in general, though I suppose they have their place. But one I got on my Facebook newsfeed yesterday just disgusts me. It's one of those "Stop Hillary Clinton" ones. The...
Forum: College 01 February 2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 125,366
Posted By violetbon
I don't see why it should matter if it is a...

I don't see why it should matter if it is a college student, grad assist
ant, or PHD instructor. Telling time is taught in 2nd grade. There are consequences for being late. If you are a student,...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 23 May 2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,770
Posted By violetbon
It might end up being a bad thing if the employer...

It might end up being a bad thing if the employer changed from full coverage to mini coverage.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 23 May 2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,770
Posted By violetbon
I am fortunate to have excellent coverage through...

I am fortunate to have excellent coverage through my work. But if I were forced to choose mini coverage, I'd rather pay for the preventive out of pocket, and have the catastrophic covered under...
Forum: Social Studies 21 May 2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,463
Posted By violetbon
IIR, Gacy had a girlfriend or two while he was...

IIR, Gacy had a girlfriend or two while he was jailed. I believe one of them even married him. And he was far from physically attractive.
Forum: Amusement Bark 09 May 2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,514
Posted By violetbon
Wentworth, Prisoner Cell Block H

Any other Wentworth/PCBH fans out there? I'm kind of thrilled right now that I have been able to see the first two episodes of Wentworth via some rogue you tube postings. Not a lot of opportunity...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 May 2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,781
Posted By violetbon
I was bullied in grade school, and developed a...

I was bullied in grade school, and developed a pretty biting sense of humor, including self-depreciating. I found that if I made the fat joke before they did, it kind of took the wind out of their...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 11 April 2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,932
Posted By violetbon
My husband just got out of the hospital last...

My husband just got out of the hospital last week. He was in 10 days for congestive heart failure, along with persistent A-Fib. He was on a heart monitor in the telemetry unit. About 1/3 of the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 February 2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,441
Posted By violetbon
I haved lived in Chicago all of my life, and I...

I haved lived in Chicago all of my life, and I didn't even know of the connection until reading it here. In my experience, that spot is not a particular source of pride for Chicagoans, nor even for...
Forum: Entertainment 22 November 2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 28,974
Posted By violetbon
I remember seeing that show on TV. Not only was...

I remember seeing that show on TV. Not only was there a screen crawl at the bottom, but there were also announcements at commercial time and publicity beforehand that the disclaimers would be run. ...
Forum: Inboxer Rebellion 27 September 2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 23,872
Posted By violetbon
I ate at a Chili's in Chicago a few days ago, and...

I ate at a Chili's in Chicago a few days ago, and they just started a new thing where there is a little machine at the table. It has various advertisements on it, and at the end of the meal you can...
Forum: Inboxer Rebellion 13 May 2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 27,008
Posted By violetbon
It is a legitimate thing. My parochial school...

It is a legitimate thing. My parochial school uses it. We receive money each time someone searches using our school link. Not much, just a penny or so. But it adds up.
Forum: Food 27 February 2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 70,100
Posted By violetbon
Yes, Yes! I do wash the pot. It contains oil...

Yes, Yes! I do wash the pot. It contains oil residue, which will get rancid if not washed. Probably no need to wash it every day though. There was a thread about something similar a while back in...
Forum: Old Wives' Tales 11 August 2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 44,486
Posted By violetbon
Without proper washing, wouldn't the residual...

Without proper washing, wouldn't the residual coffee oils become rancid? I always wash my coffee pot with soap. My tea pots too, for that matter. However, I do put hot water in before the brew. I...
Forum: Politics 11 June 2008, 04:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 54,202
Posted By violetbon
Moonlight, were you born in Chicago? My birth...

Moonlight, were you born in Chicago? My birth certificate, from Cook County (Chicago), 1963, lists my mother's and father's races as "white". My dad's birth certificate, from Ohio, 1931, also lists...
Forum: Language 03 June 2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 45,321
Posted By violetbon
I have heard the phrase used to imply that one is...

I have heard the phrase used to imply that one is extremely self-centered.
Forum: Computers 03 June 2008, 01:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 39,803
Posted By violetbon
Having worked on many school yearbooks, I can...

Having worked on many school yearbooks, I can tell you that every one I have ever done requires someone from the school to proof a copy and sign that it's correct before printing. I don't know if...
Forum: Old Wives' Tales 20 May 2008, 01:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 49,072
Posted By violetbon
I just put $2,000.00 of new sod in my backyard,...

I just put $2,000.00 of new sod in my backyard, (Rather, I had it put!) and the only time it burned was when I didn't water it at all! Seriously, in my zeal to discover the best time to water my...
Forum: Sports 09 May 2008, 12:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 31,395
Posted By violetbon
Here's a blog entry...

Here's a blog entry (http://www.awfulplasticsurgery.com/archives/000255.html) dated 2003 with the bad Bruce photos. Since the fire supposedly happened in 2005, the surgery would have happened...
Forum: Business 19 April 2008, 12:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 38,807
Posted By violetbon
I'm not sure exactly how it works. But I have a...

I'm not sure exactly how it works. But I have a couple of friends who are MK salespeople. Even after I bought some product from them, there was intense pressure to attend what they called a...
Forum: Medical 13 April 2008, 02:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,535
Posted By violetbon
I agree. While the drug itself may be equally as...

I agree. While the drug itself may be equally as effective, the fillers can affect the absorption rate. For many drugs, and many patients, a small difference in absorption would be inconsequetial. ...
Forum: Business 11 April 2008, 03:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 33,363
Posted By violetbon
Actually, they did this to a house across the...

Actually, they did this to a house across the street from the school where I taught a few years ago in Indiana. We brought the kids outside to watch, and it was really interesting. They only moved...
Forum: Trivia 09 April 2008, 03:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 48,134
Posted By violetbon
I always thought "basket case" came from a...

I always thought "basket case" came from a reference to basket weaving, either in an asylum of some sort, or when bored. So if one is a "basket case", one would be either insane or bored to the...
Forum: Horrors 01 April 2008, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 19,825
Posted By violetbon
I immediately thought of Wayne Brady's party...

I immediately thought of Wayne Brady's party quirk on Whose Line is it Anyway where he is "a series of celebrities getting steamrolled".
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