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Forum: Urban Legends Contest 09 October 2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 925
Posted By Steve
Yeah, I think you got number 7, musicgeek.

Yeah, I think you got number 7, musicgeek.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 09 October 2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 925
Posted By Steve
Maine U.S. Hmmm. I know most of these but I...

Maine
U.S.
Hmmm. I know most of these but I can't think of anything.
Forum: Social Studies 08 October 2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,695
Posted By Steve
Yeah, I think it was a comparison of that wedding...

Yeah, I think it was a comparison of that wedding and the other one, and that wedding came out on top.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 October 2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,307
Posted By Steve
Because Canada never colonized India. Good...

Because Canada never colonized India.
Good lord, when will this annoying "Are you saying" stuff end? No, obviously I'm not saying that. You know that.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 October 2018, 02:52 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,307
Posted By Steve
From the article: But it doesn't just mean...

From the article:
But it doesn't just mean that. The discussions of cultural appropriation on this board have been more along the lines of "American woman wore a Chinese dress" or "Canadian yoga...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 October 2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,307
Posted By Steve
But that's not what's meant by cultural...

But that's not what's meant by cultural appropriation. I'd think it would generally be considered about as bad for an Briton to do that as it would be for a American to do that. Pretending to be a...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 02 October 2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 184,391
Posted By Steve
Don Enrico and Richard, I think you're thinking...

Don Enrico and Richard, I think you're thinking of John McCain, but he was never VP. Cheney was Bush's VP.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 23 September 2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,572
Posted By Steve
No, they were just stupid. This isn't hard.Yes,...

No, they were just stupid. This isn't hard.Yes, Stalin.

And the Russian Revolution helped ordinary farmers out of poverty? Come on.
None of this has anything to to do with the Russian...
Forum: SLC 23 September 2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By Steve
Yeah but why not use the clear title of the...

Yeah but why not use the clear title of the article. And a clear sentence or two from the article as well. I don’t want to pick on him, but every one of his posts seems to be going out of its way to...
Forum: SLC 23 September 2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By Steve
I agree Cervus. I especially like the part that...

I agree Cervus. I especially like the part that says he edited the OP. For clarity?

It’s not hard to start a thread, Jnp. I find it really weird that you haven’t figured out how to do so by now.
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 September 2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By Steve
I don’t think I’m the only one who has no idea...

I don’t think I’m the only one who has no idea what you’re talking about most of the time. There’s a basic format to starting threads, where you link to an article and quote from it. Obviously you’ve...
Forum: Rantidote 20 September 2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,346
Posted By Steve
I don’t conclude otherwise since I don’t conclude...

I don’t conclude otherwise since I don’t conclude anything. I have no idea what happened. But the defense that only two of her children a cussed her of horrible abuse makes me wonder if you’re even...
Forum: SLC 20 September 2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 29,077
Posted By Steve
Ah, so sounds like The Breakfast Club adder the...

Ah, so sounds like The Breakfast Club adder the Canadian twist to “distant girlfriend”. Thanks
Forum: SLC 19 September 2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 29,077
Posted By Steve
Did the “I have a girlfriend in Canada” thing...

Did the “I have a girlfriend in Canada” thing start with The Breakfast Club or were they using a joke that had been around?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 September 2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,572
Posted By Steve
No need. But we should be honest about him. The...

No need. But we should be honest about him. The same way we should be honest about Keller. Her left wing views weren’t limited to aiding the he ACLU.
Forum: Rantidote 18 September 2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,346
Posted By Steve
No, she’s spoken out before saying that Mia...

No, she’s spoken out before saying that Mia Farrow was an abusive mother. Some children in the family agree with her and some don’t. But God forbid someone claim they were abused if you find the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 September 2018, 03:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,572
Posted By Steve
Another fun fact. She was a cheerleader for a...

Another fun fact. She was a cheerleader for a genocidal regime. Downplaying her stupid politics is doing her a favor. The woman praised Lenin for God’s sake. Over coming her disabilities is...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 September 2018, 01:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,869
Posted By Steve
I do. Why wouldn't the next anonymous source...

I do. Why wouldn't the next anonymous source wonder "If the person who wrote that article got outed, then I might." And why wouldn't the person writing the article not want to be outed?

But yes, I...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 September 2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,869
Posted By Steve
Ok, does the paper want future anonymous sources?...

Ok, does the paper want future anonymous sources? They're less likely to get them if everyone know who wrote this one.

Did this paper make an agreement beforehand with this source to protect them...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 September 2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,869
Posted By Steve
Do they? I can see that they shouldn't alter the...

Do they? I can see that they shouldn't alter the meaning, but if it turns out that Anonymous asked the editorial board to break up the longer sentences, or to alter some of the rhetorical flourishes,...
Forum: NFBSK 07 September 2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,768
Posted By Steve
Victorian-Era Orgasms and the Crisis of Peer Review

It’s among the most delectably scandalous stories in the history of medicine: At the height of the Victorian era, doctors regularly treated their female patients by stimulating them to orgasm. This...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 September 2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,869
Posted By Steve
Sure, but it says "helped crack the case". It was...

Sure, but it says "helped crack the case". It was the linguistic analysts who convinced a judge to issue a search warrant after the Unabomber's brother and sister-in-law came forward. So the family...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 September 2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,869
Posted By Steve
This Linguist Helped Investigate the Unabomber. Here’s His Take on the New York Times

Amateur sleuths are hard at work trying to unmask the author of that anonymous Trump-bashing op-ed in The New York Times, but even professional linguists say that identifying the “senior official”...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 September 2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,869
Posted By Steve
I don't know of any software that can reliably...

I don't know of any software that can reliably point to who wrote what. And they way the BBC writes about this makes me assume whatever software they chose isn't very reliable. Yeah, it could be...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 September 2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,869
Posted By Steve
Are you going with the lodestar theory?...

Are you going with the lodestar theory? (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45431300) It could be right, but it could be that the author tried to make people suspect Pence with that word.

I...
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