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Forum: SLC 23 October 2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 465
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Posted By ChasFink
Cell Phone I've seen it in cars, on the bus, and elsewhere....

I've seen it in cars, on the bus, and elsewhere. I'm not sure, but I think I've seen it on the street and in semi-public areas of large buildings. And while I wouldn't doubt it has to do with...
Forum: NFBSK Gone Wild! 23 October 2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By ChasFink
Borg True. I should have said "physically, mentally,...

True. I should have said "physically, mentally, and/or sexually abused in the same sense that we would apply those terms to humans".
Forum: NFBSK Gone Wild! 23 October 2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By ChasFink
Borg I've said this in other threads, but there is a...

I've said this in other threads, but there is a real danger in assuming that the current state of commercially available artificial intelligence is anywhere near creating a being that has near-human...
Forum: SLC 23 October 2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 29,905
Posted By ChasFink
Cell Phone Why do so many people talk into a smartphone by...

Why do so many people talk into a smartphone by holding it horizontally on the tips of their fingers, as if they're about to eat a piping hot Pop-Tart? I realize most modern phones don't look much...
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 October 2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 866
Views: 292,487
Posted By ChasFink
United States I'm fed up with the ads for the New Jersey Senate...

I'm fed up with the ads for the New Jersey Senate race. The Democratic incumbent, Bob Menendez, has a tainted past due to corruption charges that resulted in a hung jury, admonishment by the Senate...
Forum: Social Studies 20 October 2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 959
Posted By ChasFink
United States An aspect of this that fascinates me is how...

An aspect of this that fascinates me is how easily we adapt to other accents. For example, I would never think put/putt or foot/strut were the same vowel, but if I heard someone naturally speaking...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 16 October 2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,326
Posted By ChasFink
Icon05 1. What 1888 poem is set in the town of...

1. What 1888 poem is set in the town of Mudville?
Casey at the Bat

2. In some Islamic traditions, what can a man do by repeating the word "talaq" three times?
Divorce

3. Because of Michael...
Forum: SLC 14 October 2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 29,905
Posted By ChasFink
United States Not only do they not have to be elected to the...

Not only do they not have to be elected to the Senate or H of R, they shouldn't be. I believe it's against the law, but in any case it would be very wrong to be in Congress and be a Cabinet member at...
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 October 2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,185
Posted By ChasFink
Canada The name is not coming to me right now, but there...

The name is not coming to me right now, but there is (or was) a popular artist whose works were (are?) actually produced by a stable of unknown workers following his broad directions on how to...
Forum: Moot Court 05 October 2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By ChasFink
Icon103 So he has a "new identity" with not only the same...

So he has a "new identity" with not only the same name, but also enough identifying characteristics that his daughter could readily identify a portrayal of his former life on a TV show? I think he...
Forum: SLC 05 October 2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 29,905
Posted By ChasFink
Reading Exactly why do you need to know, other than idle...

Exactly why do you need to know, other than idle curiosity? ;)

Merriam-Webster doesn't seem to have a verb. In fact, "fellate" is of fairly recent vintage (1941) compared to "fellatio" (1891), so...
Forum: Rantidote 03 October 2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 12,011
Posted By ChasFink
Icon02 This conversation reminds me of something I've...

This conversation reminds me of something I've posted about before in a previous incarnation of this thread (http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?p=1909711#post1909711) - "phonetic" spellings...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 02 October 2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 185,743
Posted By ChasFink
Icon05 I think I can make educated guesses about most of...

I think I can make educated guesses about most of these.

1. The Indian city of Meerut is famous for producing what piece of sporting equipment, out of local Kashmir willow?
Cricket bats

2....
Forum: Amusement Bark 01 October 2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 244
Posted By ChasFink
Vanishing Charles Aznavour, "France's Frank Sinatra," Dies at 94

Charles Aznavour, "France's Frank Sinatra," Dies at 94 (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/charles-aznavour-dead-frances-frank-sinatra-was-94-1148204)

Aznavour may no longer be a household...
Forum: SLC 28 September 2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 29,905
Posted By ChasFink
Icon05 :eek:...

:eek: http://message.snopes.com/images/icons/icon216.gif[/QUOTE]

If there are 10 different cycles of measurement going on concurrently, I think it strains the definition of the word "week" to...
Forum: Police Blotter 25 September 2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,296
Posted By ChasFink
Police Here is a quote from the story as updated right...

Here is a quote from the story as updated right now, emphasis mine:

So I think the first sentence is just bad grammar. The implication here is that the cause of her arrest constituted adverse...
Forum: Business Bytes 21 September 2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By ChasFink
Neener, Neener I think the closes you can come is "closes"....

I think the closes you can come is "closes". :p
Forum: Business Bytes 21 September 2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By ChasFink
Teacher A flooring store near where I used to live had a...

A flooring store near where I used to live had a sign out front that advertised "Inlaid Viny". It took me years to notice.

While looking through Christmas ornaments at Target a few years ago, I...
Forum: Crash and Burn 19 September 2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By ChasFink
Theme Icon Lets be honest here. Are they assuming (no pun...

Lets be honest here. Are they assuming (no pun intended) he may have rubbed the entire produce section on his butt? And not to be gross, but unless he's a very unhygienic person (and he doesn't seem...
Forum: Crash and Burn 19 September 2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By ChasFink
Throw Tomato I know he says it was a joke and no big dill, but...

I know he says it was a joke and no big dill, but letís not beet around the bush. There isn't mushroom for humor in the complicated maize of the legal system. Further charges may turnip: I heard he...
Forum: Trivia 17 September 2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 192,706
Posted By ChasFink
Interesting. A friend of mine bought a house that...

Interesting. A friend of mine bought a house that belonged to a Grace Jones who died at an advanced age. I'll try to find out just how old she was.
Forum: Rantidote 14 September 2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 12,011
Posted By ChasFink
Icon05 A fair point. I guess it depends on how much...

A fair point. I guess it depends on how much weight you put on the argument that dictionaries should reflect proper usage rather than dictate it. I think most experts would agree at this point that...
Forum: Rantidote 14 September 2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 12,011
Posted By ChasFink
Germany Well, at least they're not trying to sell...

Well, at least they're not trying to sell Liederhosen, a common English speaker's mispronunciation. I'm not sure why I'd want songpants.

I have no great desire for Lederhosen either, but I'm...
Forum: Fauxtography 14 September 2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,557
Posted By ChasFink
Australia Of course the motivation for Jason to promote...

Of course the motivation for Jason to promote Australian tourism was to counteract the bad press they got when some of their Australian wool quilts were found to be infested with a very rare one of...
Forum: Rantidote 13 September 2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 123,872
Posted By ChasFink
Teacher If I may speculate, I think the person...

If I may speculate, I think the person crocoduck_hunter is addressing is making the argument:

There is no God but JHVH.
Thor is not JHVH.
Therefore Thor is not a god.

The fallacy is in...
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