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Forum: Urban Legends Contest 20 February 2019, 04:22 PM
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Posted By thorny locust
Huh. That actually appears to be so. ...

Huh. That actually appears to be so.

Interesting. I was thinking of it as a specific plant, or at least one of a few specific plants within the genus. But apparently just about everything within...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 20 February 2019, 04:14 PM
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Views: 185,018
Posted By thorny locust
Oh good! that makes me happy too.

Oh good! that makes me happy too.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 20 February 2019, 02:44 PM
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Views: 185,018
Posted By thorny locust
Tiny little kittens! Mew mew mew! -- judging...

Tiny little kittens! Mew mew mew!

-- judging by the comments, at least, Teacup and Tempest are still together. Anybody know whether the Academy's said anything about this?
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 20 February 2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 19,487
Posted By thorny locust
Apparently "ragweed" was not only the plant he...

Apparently "ragweed" was not only the plant he was after, but the answer he was after.

Ragweed's not the genus, though. It's the common name. The genus (which I had to look up) is Ambrosia. So why...
Forum: Rantidote 19 February 2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 45,826
Posted By thorny locust
Possibly the same people who think that the...

Possibly the same people who think that the substance which can perfectly reasonably be referred to as shit, feces, dung or manure should be called, in serious news reports, "poop"; as if we were all...
Forum: Amusement Bark 18 February 2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By thorny locust
Yow. Glad that he's OK.

Yow. Glad that he's OK.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 February 2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By thorny locust
Which of these things do you think is more likely...

Which of these things do you think is more likely to make a child (either the one addressed, or anyone else in the classroom) think well of the USA?


'OK, it's your legal right in the USA to sit...
Forum: Rantidote 17 February 2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 45,826
Posted By thorny locust
Tell him you're pretty sure it's got mechanic's...

Tell him you're pretty sure it's got mechanic's syndrome: it only works when in the presence of the mechanic/repairperson.

I've run into quite a few car mechanics, electricians, etc. who seemed to...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 February 2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By thorny locust
The emergency power is supposed to be for cases...

The emergency power is supposed to be for cases in which there isn't time for Congress to act.

Congress has had plenty of time to act. And Congress did act. They said no.

I have some faint hope...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 February 2019, 01:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By thorny locust
He did run for POTUS several times. While he...

He did run for POTUS several times. While he never looked likely to get elected, he did get himself mentioned in standard news reports; so it wasn't necessary to have followed conspiracy theorists to...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 February 2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By thorny locust
It is indeed a pretty strange version of...

It is indeed a pretty strange version of Holocaust denial.

But then, LaRouche was a pretty strange character.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 February 2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By thorny locust
Conspiracy Theorist And Frequent Presidential Candidate Lyndon LaRouche Dies At 96

Conspiracy Theorist And Frequent Presidential Candidate Lyndon LaRouche Dies At 96...
Forum: Techno-Babble 14 February 2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By thorny locust
I keep thinking of this one: ...

I keep thinking of this one:

https://xkcd.com/695/
Forum: Wild Kingdom 13 February 2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 185,018
Posted By thorny locust
Kittens! if not quite so many kittens. As...

Kittens! if not quite so many kittens.

As the two new cats are friends, will they both be able to stay at the Academy together until adoption even though the one's not pregnant?
Forum: SLC 13 February 2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 16,470
Posted By thorny locust
To be fair, it's not as if I've been to a large...

To be fair, it's not as if I've been to a large sampling of these things from all over the USA. I'm going in large part on what I read in the news.

ETA: but I don't think I've ever either seen, or...
Forum: SLC 13 February 2019, 01:22 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 16,470
Posted By thorny locust
Except that it often seems to be a way of...

Except that it often seems to be a way of claiming that the horrific mistakes of the past were heroic; and therefore increases the chance of repeating them.

I don't know what the individual person...
Forum: Rantidote 13 February 2019, 01:12 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 45,826
Posted By thorny locust
Something was definitely wrong by the time you...

Something was definitely wrong by the time you got through the kneading process, and probably before you started it. As you say, it's supposed to be stretchy. It certainly shouldn't feel or break up...
Forum: Rantidote 12 February 2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 45,826
Posted By thorny locust
mbravo, the proper ratio of flour to liquid is...

mbravo, the proper ratio of flour to liquid is affected by the exact flour used (different batches of even the same general type, say different batches of whole wheat, may vary somewhat) and even by...
Forum: SLC 12 February 2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 16,470
Posted By thorny locust
Agreeing with this. It read to me in that first...

Agreeing with this. It read to me in that first post that Dr. Rocket and his brothers are not initiating contact (except for the one brother) because they're afraid that doing so would be perceived...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 12 February 2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 19,487
Posted By thorny locust
2. The classic novel Little Women is set during...

2. The classic novel Little Women is set during what war?

Civil War

3. What genus of plant, named for its tattered leaves, causes about half of all the hay fever cases in North America?
...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 February 2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,988
Posted By thorny locust
Thanks, Sultana.

Thanks, Sultana.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 February 2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,988
Posted By thorny locust
Did they eventually manage to get the other two...

Did they eventually manage to get the other two bills through?
Forum: Social Studies 10 February 2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,749
Posted By thorny locust
I don't know whether it's an accurate assessment;...

I don't know whether it's an accurate assessment; I didn't have time to research enough articles to tell whether my first sampling was a good one, or even to read all the ones I found in great...
Forum: Rantidote 10 February 2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 45,826
Posted By thorny locust
Cervus, if you're having that drastic a reaction...

Cervus, if you're having that drastic a reaction to a single bee sting, you might want to see a doctor and check into getting an allergy kit. A second sting at some other time might produce a worse...
Forum: SLC 10 February 2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 16,470
Posted By thorny locust
I'm not ASL and should be taken as speaking only...

I'm not ASL and should be taken as speaking only for myself: but the problem may be with this:



ASL may well not think it's majestic, beautiful, sweet, and fitting to 'die for one's country';...
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