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Forum: Rantidote 19 May 2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 46,660
Posted By Skeptic
There's an internet company in Australia which...

There's an internet company in Australia which lambastes how bad Australia's internet speed is by comparing it to Slovakia. :fish:
Forum: Social Studies 07 May 2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,469
Posted By Skeptic
The kilt is a prime example. They're only been...

The kilt is a prime example. They're only been around about three or four hundred years, but the more common example of the tartan kilt representing a particular clan is only just over a century old.
Forum: Crash and Burn 07 May 2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By Skeptic
I was chased by a rhino there many years ago. ...

I was chased by a rhino there many years ago. (Actually in Nepal, but just over the border on the same lowlands). We weren't doing anything silly, just hiking and it got startled by another group...
Forum: Fauxtography 27 April 2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 922
Posted By Skeptic
Did Ernest Shackleton advertise for crew in The Times

https://i.imgur.com/o78f9us.jpg

Someone sent me this a few days ago, and my first thought was that it was dubious. But noting the American spelling of 'honor' made me seriously sceptical, as...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 20 April 2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,441
Posted By Skeptic
Or it was incorrectly diagnosed, and the kids...

Or it was incorrectly diagnosed, and the kids ended up on a mental or penal facility.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 April 2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,154
Posted By Skeptic
I get annoyed that the word holocaust is now only...

I get annoyed that the word holocaust is now only referring to Jewish deaths. The six million is considered historically accurate, but it ignores the other five million people who also died in the...
Forum: Rantidote 07 April 2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,346
Posted By Skeptic
It's silly to think that all shooters in the USA...

It's silly to think that all shooters in the USA are members of the NRA, as clearly they are not. But it is the NRA that is providing the means for the 'bad' shooters to own guns. This is the crux...
Forum: Social Studies 06 April 2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,015
Posted By Skeptic
Reminds me of a TV quiz show many years ago, and...

Reminds me of a TV quiz show many years ago, and the question was to identify the then prime minister of New Zealand, David Lange. The team replied and pronounced it correctly as Long-ee and were...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 April 2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By Skeptic
I have never worked out if Pauline Hansen is...

I have never worked out if Pauline Hansen is actually dumb or vile, or is she a combination of both. She does some really stupid thing to get attention, and seems to be against anyone who is not...
Forum: SLC 06 April 2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 33,859
Posted By Skeptic
Frying Pan These silly exercises bug me, although they can...

These silly exercises bug me, although they can weed out the dumbest people in the room. Reminds me of when my brother applied for the Federal Police and they had the scenario of being stranded...
Forum: Techno-Babble 03 April 2018, 03:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By Skeptic
Australia OMG, I live near that ocean too. We must be...

OMG, I live near that ocean too. We must be neighbours.
Forum: Rantidote 01 April 2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,346
Posted By Skeptic
Yes, because "We bullied our classmate for three...

Yes, because "We bullied our classmate for three years until he finally snapped and punched us in the nose" doesn't make it to the headlines.
Forum: Amusement Bark 09 March 2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,258
Posted By Skeptic
There was also a bunch of sci-fi like Time...

There was also a bunch of sci-fi like Time Tunnel, Dr Who, Lost in Space, and Land of the Giants. But all my life I never had any interest in sci-fi so I don't think I ever watch more than an...
Forum: SLC 09 March 2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 61,694
Posted By Skeptic
I have often heard the comment made to police...

I have often heard the comment made to police that they look like Batman as they have so much attached to their belt and vests these days.
Forum: History 09 March 2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 58,939
Posted By Skeptic
Airplane Is it just me, or does this sort of thing appear...

Is it just me, or does this sort of thing appear about every five years.
Forum: Amusement Bark 08 March 2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,258
Posted By Skeptic
I'm a 60s kid, so for us it was Green Acres,...

I'm a 60s kid, so for us it was Green Acres, Bewitched, The Munsters, Gilligan's Island, Beverly Hillbillies, Batman, Get Smart.
Forum: History 26 February 2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,256
Posted By Skeptic
Especially as "Only 100,000 will be made". That...

Especially as "Only 100,000 will be made". That is, until next month when the next item comes out.
Forum: History 26 February 2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,256
Posted By Skeptic
I saw a lady on one of those "Is it trash or...

I saw a lady on one of those "Is it trash or treasure" shows who had amassed a huge collection of small nick-nacks. She had several thousand of them displayed, and was talking about values of...
Forum: Rantidote 12 February 2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 61,871
Posted By Skeptic
Frying Pan Why did cucaracha music suddenly come in to my...

Why did cucaracha music suddenly come in to my head.
Forum: Rantidote 10 February 2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 61,871
Posted By Skeptic
Our office is across the road from a Marriott...

Our office is across the road from a Marriott hotel and Obamba was staying there. They took over the entire hotel, about 15 floors if I recall, and sealed it off with a huge fence. Staff on duty...
Forum: Police Blotter 10 February 2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,509
Posted By Skeptic
Isn't the death penalty typical (or mandatory??)...

Isn't the death penalty typical (or mandatory??) in contract killing cases.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 01 February 2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,420
Posted By Skeptic
And airlines are well able to handle live...

And airlines are well able to handle live animals. It's routine.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 01 February 2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,420
Posted By Skeptic
It is already possible to bring animals on...

It is already possible to bring animals on planes, as cargo where they belong.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 01 February 2018, 02:01 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,420
Posted By Skeptic
But that is my point. It does seem to be only in...

But that is my point. It does seem to be only in America, and yes, I think the rest of the world treats it as a joke. As they should.
Forum: Police Blotter 31 January 2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,722
Posted By Skeptic
Airplane This seems very odd. How does an airline confirm...

This seems very odd. How does an airline confirm that you have a valid passport and visas if required, without confirming that at the check-in desk. If the answer is "at the gate", then the gate...
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