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Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 November 2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,446
Posted By DrRocket
United States The outcome for Minnesota went as well as the DFL...

The outcome for Minnesota went as well as the DFL party could have hoped for. The entire executive branch is firmly in the hands of the Democrats. The state legislature, which had been under...
Forum: SLC 01 November 2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 37,448
Posted By DrRocket
Followed a blue first gen Pontiac Firebird for a...

Followed a blue first gen Pontiac Firebird for a bit on my way in to work. It looked to be bone stock, skinny tires, hubcaps and all. It was in really nice condition. I gave the drive a thumbs up as...
Forum: SLC 01 November 2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,086
Posted By DrRocket
DW reported a bigger than usual turnout tonight. ...

DW reported a bigger than usual turnout tonight.

Oldest son reported a HUGE turnout in his area (NE Mpls) that forced him to make a candy run.

I was told DGD made a really good haul.
Forum: SLC 01 November 2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 37,448
Posted By DrRocket
Will do Richard! :)

Will do Richard! :)
Forum: Techno-Babble 01 November 2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,017
Posted By DrRocket
Icon07 Kepler telescope dead after finding thousands of worlds

Officials announced the Kepler Space Telescope's demise Tuesday.

Already well past its expected lifetime, the 9 1/2-year-old Kepler had been running low on fuel for months. Its ability to point at...
Forum: SLC 31 October 2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 37,448
Posted By DrRocket
Driver Spotted a Saab 9-3 convertible on the way to work...

Spotted a Saab 9-3 convertible on the way to work today. Since production pretty much ended in 2013, and they weren’t making that many of them before that, they’ve become a fairly rare sight, at...
Forum: Rantidote 31 October 2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 18,153
Posted By DrRocket
Icon18 I've never been big on Halloween, so all the...

I've never been big on Halloween, so all the Halloween themed movies, shows, ads and such are getting on my nerves.

Glad it'll all be over after tonight, and we can get on with the business of...
Forum: Police Blotter 25 October 2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,411
Posted By DrRocket
So the best defense against a bad guy with an...

So the best defense against a bad guy with an explosive device is a "good guy" with an explosive device?
Forum: Rantidote 24 October 2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 166,350
Posted By DrRocket
D'oh! UP: We finally sold the extra car that's been...

UP: We finally sold the extra car that's been clogging up our driveway for a couple of months.

DOWN: I broke my "iron clad" rule to never hand over the keys to the buyer until I witness him/her...
Forum: SLC 23 October 2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 110,396
Posted By DrRocket
If they would simply label it "Our piece of the...

If they would simply label it "Our piece of the pie fee" I could almost accept it.

Begrudgingly.
Forum: Rantidote 22 October 2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 18,153
Posted By DrRocket
Raises red flags for me as well. Good probability...

Raises red flags for me as well. Good probability if she gets involved with an insurance claim, she'll lose her policy and go onto a high risk plan due to prior accident record.
Forum: SLC 18 October 2018, 01:38 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 37,448
Posted By DrRocket
Driver Spotted a Tesla Model S today on my way to work....

Spotted a Tesla Model S today on my way to work. They're still rare enough up here for me to notice them.
Forum: Social Studies 15 October 2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By DrRocket
Computer Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dead at 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died Monday of complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, according to his company, Vulcan Inc.


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Forum: SLC 11 October 2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 37,448
Posted By DrRocket
Driver My BIL owns one of those. He inherited it from...

My BIL owns one of those. He inherited it from his late Dad. It's in relatively good shape, and runs well.
Forum: SLC 11 October 2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 36,052
Posted By DrRocket
Heavt breathing They're nothing but inexpensive sheet metal over...

They're nothing but inexpensive sheet metal over a structural support frame. It would not surprise me to learn that they're actually designed to do that, to protect the support structure itself.
Forum: SLC 11 October 2018, 03:17 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 37,448
Posted By DrRocket
Driver The Dodge Charger, with the right options, could...

The Dodge Charger, with the right options, could be considered a big muscle car. For a time, Chevy made the SS, a high performance sedan based on a platform originally done by Holden in Australia,...
Forum: SLC 10 October 2018, 01:52 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 37,448
Posted By DrRocket
Driver They've also become popular for use in demolition...

They've also become popular for use in demolition derbies.

Today, I pulled into the Superamerica station I normally use, and saw someone fueling a Bently. Seemed a bit incongruous to me, but hey,...
Forum: Rantidote 08 October 2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 18,153
Posted By DrRocket
At seven stories, it's a decent size building. I...

At seven stories, it's a decent size building. I could see an occasional area here or there that's lit up for night shift, but no, the entire building has every single light on. It's an insurance...
Forum: Rantidote 04 October 2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 18,153
Posted By DrRocket
LTTAM: Commercial light usage. I drive by the...

LTTAM: Commercial light usage. I drive by the large building of an insurance company on my way home from work. At one am in the morning, every single light in that building is blazing away.

Why? ...
Forum: Amusement Bark 26 September 2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 99,499
Posted By DrRocket
Judge Cosby in cuffs: TV star gets 3 to 10 years for sex assault

And, he did not get his $200 dollars!


http://www.startribune.com/cosby-s-day-of-reckoning-comes-after-3-year-sex-assault-case/494209821/
Forum: Rantidote 21 September 2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 166,350
Posted By DrRocket
That was my meaning. :)

That was my meaning. :)
Forum: Rantidote 20 September 2018, 02:11 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 166,350
Posted By DrRocket
Driver DOWN: Experienced a catastrophic tire blowout at...

DOWN: Experienced a catastrophic tire blowout at 65mph last Sunday evening. The tire pressure monitor quickly came on after I heard the "POW" and showed the pressure level descending very quickly. I...
Forum: Rantidote 20 September 2018, 01:57 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 18,153
Posted By DrRocket
LTTAM: Compressed air at gas stations you have to...

LTTAM: Compressed air at gas stations you have to pay for.

The first to do this in our area were the Super America stations. It started out as a quarter, then quickly went up to 50 cents. After...
Forum: SLC 11 September 2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 37,448
Posted By DrRocket
Visited the Pontiac/Oakland museum while in...

Visited the Pontiac/Oakland museum while in Pontiac, Illinois last Friday. If you're ever in the area, it's worth a visit. A very nice museum. Your typical county seat, with a county courthouse in...
Forum: Rantidote 11 September 2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 121,097
Posted By DrRocket
Tantrum Hotels that have their "temperature guard" shower...

Hotels that have their "temperature guard" shower faucets (The ones that are supposed to protect you from being scalded by hot water.) turned down so low, that at best, you get a lukewarm shower.
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