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Forum: Wild Kingdom 25 May 2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 168,369
Posted By thorny locust
People sometimes ask me, after watching me stand...

People sometimes ask me, after watching me stand up for the sixteenth time to let a cat through the door (no, there are not sixteen cats living here), why I don't get a cat door so they can just let...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 25 May 2018, 01:57 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 168,369
Posted By thorny locust
I have friends who at one point had a blacksnake...

I have friends who at one point had a blacksnake living in their basement. All their mice disappeared.

I wish I had a blacksnake living in my basement. (I do have three cats living in the house;...
Forum: SLC 24 May 2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 44,120
Posted By thorny locust
:lol::lol::lol: -- the gas line must have...

:lol::lol::lol:

-- the gas line must have stayed attached??

I think your family may qualify in the 'treating as invulnerable' category, yes. I gather that some of those old genuinely army...
Forum: Business Bytes 24 May 2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 411
Posted By thorny locust
From the article posted: Is he being...

From the article posted:



Is he being deliberately ironic? or just historically clueless?
Forum: Moot Court 23 May 2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 785
Posted By thorny locust
Quite possibly. That may well be...

Quite possibly.



That may well be illegal if they haven't gone through the court eviction procedure first.

Once somebody's established residency, New York State has quite strong legal...
Forum: Moot Court 23 May 2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 785
Posted By thorny locust
It's very common in some cultures, and a...

It's very common in some cultures, and a perfectly reasonable thing even in ours, for adult children to continue to live long term with their parents -- presuming that all parties are willing to do...
Forum: SLC 23 May 2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 44,120
Posted By thorny locust
I have heard a number of complaints (as well as...

I have heard a number of complaints (as well as praises) about old Jeeps, but I don't think it was common for the engines to fall out of them.

(It was pretty common for people to treat them as...
Forum: Moot Court 23 May 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 785
Posted By thorny locust
Whatever the history is with the parents, I'm...

Whatever the history is with the parents, I'm having trouble imagining one that requires them to either live with an adult descendent indefinitely, or, I suppose, move out themselves and abandon...
Forum: SLC 23 May 2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 44,120
Posted By thorny locust
Wow. I never knew that thing existed. And as...

Wow. I never knew that thing existed.

And as it's shown on a 1975, quite possibly it existed in '77, when I took that trip. Retroactive WANT!

-- of course, I doubt I could have afforded it; and...
Forum: SLC 22 May 2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 44,120
Posted By thorny locust
Hah! I used to do that with a SAAB 95! ...

Hah!

I used to do that with a SAAB 95!

I am short; and still had to sleep diagonally. I was a lot younger then, though, and didn't mind.

-- it does seem like an annoying piece of information...
Forum: Weird News 22 May 2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By thorny locust
Ah. In that case, GenYus, the sheriff may be...

Ah. In that case, GenYus, the sheriff may be hoping to convince whoever's found them that they're unusable. (And maybe hoping to catch somebody who starts trying to get an MK19.)
Forum: Weird News 22 May 2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By thorny locust
They have, however, obligingly told whoever did...

They have, however, obligingly told whoever did find the box that fell off a truck exactly what equipment they need to lay their hands on in order to fire the grenades.



-- admittedly, they may...
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 May 2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 509,022
Posted By thorny locust
IME a good deal of what it replaced was the sort...

IME a good deal of what it replaced was the sort of presentation that either didn't use such visuals at all, or used them only as part of the presentation and only for the sort of information that...
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 May 2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 509,022
Posted By thorny locust
I find it somewhat less annoying in that fashion,...

I find it somewhat less annoying in that fashion, in that I can go through it a lot faster that way; but still annoying, in that it stretches out a minimal amount of information to take up a whole...
Forum: Police Blotter 21 May 2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,879
Posted By thorny locust
Ah. I didn't realize that was the direction you...

Ah. I didn't realize that was the direction you were looking at it from; I was thinking in terms of distrust and levels of violence among our own citizenry.

I do think much of our current foreign...
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 May 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 509,022
Posted By thorny locust
Wrong gender, I think, crocoduck_hunter. (At any...

Wrong gender, I think, crocoduck_hunter. (At any rate, if we're being old-fashioned.)

Lainie, you have my sympathies. (Or else, possibly, your audience does :p )
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 May 2018, 03:01 AM
Replies: 957
Views: 509,022
Posted By thorny locust
crocoduck_hunter, please tell that to the person...

crocoduck_hunter, please tell that to the person who read a powerpoint to us at a presentation I was at two weeks ago.
Forum: Police Blotter 20 May 2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,879
Posted By thorny locust
I'm not sure what you mean about "reported" being...

I'm not sure what you mean about "reported" being a red herring. What I meant was that the people who were saying there were no red flags might not have known about the shooter's previous behavior to...
Forum: Police Blotter 20 May 2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,879
Posted By thorny locust
Yeah, I noticed that, crocoduck_hunter. ...

Yeah, I noticed that, crocoduck_hunter.

Harassing women isn't a red flag, apparently; it's just normal.

-- I hope they only mean that it hadn't been reported; although of course one reason such...
Forum: SLC 20 May 2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 44,120
Posted By thorny locust
UEL, how terrible. I'm glad at least everybody...

UEL, how terrible. I'm glad at least everybody got out alive.


-- there are a couple of villages around here that had their downtowns rebuilt entirely in brick (wood construction is far more...
Forum: Police Blotter 20 May 2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,879
Posted By thorny locust
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-texas-shooter-...

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-texas-shooter-20180519-story.html



Yet another example in which the problem may not be a diagnosable condition, but an inability to consider women as equal...
Forum: SLC 19 May 2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 44,120
Posted By thorny locust
I have taken cats to several veterinarians over...

I have taken cats to several veterinarians over the years and have never heard that recommendation, either. Not even when they had just given a topical; though it's certainly possible they...
Forum: SLC 19 May 2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 34,922
Posted By thorny locust
I bet I would need to tote a large magnifying...

I bet I would need to tote a large magnifying glass around with it in order to be able to use it.

Also a narrow tool of some sort, in order to be able to punch any individual number key instead of...
Forum: SLC 19 May 2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 44,120
Posted By thorny locust
Did they say why? Did they give her...

Did they say why?

Did they give her something as a topical that they don't want you to wash off? But why would you not be able to comb or brush her, especially if you avoided the area of...
Forum: Rantidote 18 May 2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 48,449
Posted By thorny locust
Ah. That makes lots of sense to me (not, of...

Ah. That makes lots of sense to me (not, of course, that it has to.) Paper straws never bothered me, but, while I'm better about it than I used to be, I still can't eat certain pastas, and when I was...
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