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Forum: SLC 27 May 2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 459
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I saw a relatively new GMC Terrain with an old...

I saw a relatively new GMC Terrain with an old blue California license plate which hasn't been issued since some time in the 1980s. As we discussed a while back, in California the plate stays with...
Forum: SLC 25 May 2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 35,529
Posted By WildaBeast
Someone left a cart in the aisle near my cubicle...

Someone left a cart in the aisle near my cubicle that was labeled "ANT LAB" in big letters. I was momentarily wondering if we were doing research on subterranean insects that I was unaware of. Then...
Forum: SLC 25 May 2018, 06:30 PM
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Views: 45,014
Posted By WildaBeast
Unhijackably, on another site someone posted a...

Unhijackably, on another site someone posted a link to a 1986 Ford Taurus ad (https://youtu.be/PBnxooQNi9I) on YouTube. Ford's slogans at the time were "Quality is job one" and "Have you driven a...
Forum: Rantidote 25 May 2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,346
Posted By WildaBeast
There's a TV in the break room at work. Many...

There's a TV in the break room at work. Many times I will go in there for a cup of coffee or something and the TV will just be on even though there was literally no one in the room when I got there....
Forum: SLC 25 May 2018, 02:38 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 45,014
Posted By WildaBeast
Even if it didn't it would have run for a little...

Even if it didn't it would have run for a little while while there was still gas* in the carburetor. When I was in high school we had a riding lawnmower that had a cutoff valve on the fuel line. ...
Forum: Business Bytes 24 May 2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By WildaBeast
That's exactly what a former coworker who does...

That's exactly what a former coworker who does ride motorcycles said -- that Harleys are based on very dated technology (what Richard calls "traditional"), and that they're more about image than...
Forum: Business Bytes 24 May 2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 606
Posted By WildaBeast
I heard some of that call on NPR a few weeks ago....

I heard some of that call on NPR a few weeks ago. After that I was already thinking he sounded just like Trump even without criticizing the media.
Forum: SLC 23 May 2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 45,014
Posted By WildaBeast
Well it was called the Econoline, but it was...

Well it was called the Econoline, but it was based on the Falcon chassis. In the 1960s it seemed like Detroit was trying to copy Volkswagen's idea of taking a compact car chassis and building a van...
Forum: Rantidote 23 May 2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 35,481
Posted By WildaBeast
Engrish.com seems to be blocked at work now. ...

Engrish.com seems to be blocked at work now. That and Cake Wrecks have been my regular lunch time reading for as long as I've been working here. At least Cake Wrecks is still available.
Forum: Rantidote 23 May 2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,346
Posted By WildaBeast
The Fosters we get in the US is brewed in Canada...

The Fosters we get in the US is brewed in Canada by Molson. I always kind of wondered if they brewed it in Canada so they can still legally call it "imported" and fool Americans into thinking it...
Forum: Rantidote 22 May 2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By WildaBeast
A certain fact checking website says it's false. ...

A certain fact checking website says it's false.
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/sergeant-gregory-hayes/
Forum: SLC 22 May 2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 45,014
Posted By WildaBeast
Technically, AWD and 4WD are not the same thing. ...

Technically, AWD and 4WD are not the same thing. 4WD is like what you'd find on a Jeep or pickup truck, where you have to pull a lever or press a button to switch from 2WD to 4WD. This sort of...
Forum: SLC 22 May 2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 45,014
Posted By WildaBeast
I didn't see anything as nice as an old Aston...

I didn't see anything as nice as an old Aston Martin or even a Karmann Ghia, but two days ago I saw an early Plymouth Reliant, also known at the K Car, parked on the curb. Wikipedia actually has...
Forum: Rantidote 21 May 2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 35,481
Posted By WildaBeast
My city uses a website/app called See Click Fix...

My city uses a website/app called See Click Fix (https://seeclickfix.com/) as a way for citizens to report issues to the city, like potholes, broken streetlights, graffiti, and the like. I've used...
Forum: SLC 21 May 2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 45,014
Posted By WildaBeast
Recently the custodians replaced the urinal mats...

Recently the custodians replaced the urinal mats in some of the men's rooms in my office building. The old ones were blue, or something like that (it's not like I pay that much attention to the...
Forum: Rantidote 21 May 2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 136,016
Posted By WildaBeast
I washed my sheets today. Up: Yay, clean...

I washed my sheets today.
Up: Yay, clean sheets tonight!
Down: I have to put them on my bed before I can go to bed tonight.
Forum: Rantidote 18 May 2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 136,016
Posted By WildaBeast
Down: The pest control guy had to reschedule the...

Down: The pest control guy had to reschedule the warranty inspection I had scheduled for today because he was having problems with his truck.
Up: I no longer have to be at home from 11:00 to 1:00...
Forum: SLC 18 May 2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 744
Posted By WildaBeast
I won some sort of contest in which Weird Al will...

I won some sort of contest in which Weird Al will come to the winner's house and fill the front yard with foam.
Forum: SLC 18 May 2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 35,529
Posted By WildaBeast
Domino's recently introduced a new feature...

Domino's recently introduced a new feature (https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/dominos-hotspots-review) where you can have pizza delivered to "hotspots" that aren't actual address, like parks,...
Forum: Science 17 May 2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By WildaBeast
Doesn't much of the stuff that erodes into the...

Doesn't much of the stuff that erodes into the sea later get deposited on the shore elsewhere anyway? Isn't that how beaches form?
Forum: SLC 17 May 2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 63,378
Posted By WildaBeast
Stupid question: If I take two standard tea bags...

Stupid question: If I take two standard tea bags and put one in 8 ounces of water and the other in 12 ounces of water, assuming all other variables are equal (water temperature, steeping time,...
Forum: SLC 17 May 2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 35,529
Posted By WildaBeast
This evening I saw a guy walking across the...

This evening I saw a guy walking across the street carrying a bicycle frame with no wheels or chain. I'm guessing he probably stole it.
Forum: SLC 16 May 2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 35,529
Posted By WildaBeast
I can attest that standing on the running board...

I can attest that standing on the running board of a San Francisco cable car is a lot more fun than sitting on the inside. Sadly they've put limits on the number of people allowed to stand there now.
Forum: SLC 16 May 2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 35,529
Posted By WildaBeast
I left out this detail, but IIRC it had a roof...

I left out this detail, but IIRC it had a roof rack that he was holding onto as well. At least I'm picturing a roof rack. If it didn't have one he was holding onto the window frame or something. ...
Forum: SLC 16 May 2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 35,529
Posted By WildaBeast
...And when I came out of the restaurant he told...

...And when I came out of the restaurant he told me all about him, too. Something about how he “broke every record.”
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