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Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 December 2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,018
Posted By thorny locust
Hey! Moore! That's just exactly what we're trying...

Hey! Moore! That's just exactly what we're trying to do!

And -- see 'Alabama election results' -- having some success at.
Forum: Rantidote 14 December 2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 66,349
Posted By thorny locust
Did they maybe suspect clear ice on the roads? ...

Did they maybe suspect clear ice on the roads?

I was once in traffic moving much more slowly in a light snow than I thought they needed to. I found out why when I had to hit the brakes: glare ice....
Forum: Wild Kingdom 14 December 2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 75,021
Posted By thorny locust
-- was that a double pun? Nice one!

-- was that a double pun?

Nice one!
Forum: SLC 14 December 2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 12,286
Posted By thorny locust
ASL, reminds me of my doing what I call "getting...

ASL, reminds me of my doing what I call "getting blocked" on something.

There's something on the list; I don't really feel like doing it, or I don't get to doing it.

So it's still on the list...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 December 2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,018
Posted By thorny locust
I don't see the quote in the article, can't find...

I don't see the quote in the article, can't find it elsewhere on a fast search, and don't want to watch the video; but there are a lot of different versions of the bible. Could he just be quoting a...
Forum: Crash and Burn 13 December 2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By thorny locust
Yeah, basically I was trying to figure out...

Yeah, basically I was trying to figure out whether the problem is likely to be that our maintenance is horribly sloppy.

I had assumed that pieces don't just fall off well-maintained aircraft; but...
Forum: Rantidote 13 December 2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,455
Posted By thorny locust
That would incline me to stay as far away from...

That would incline me to stay as far away from Yahoo as possible. (Staying away from them entirely ain't easy.) And also from whatever level of company made that agreement with them. (Though whether...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 December 2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,018
Posted By thorny locust
Which is why down-ballot races matter. ...

Which is why down-ballot races matter.

Gerrymandering is done at the state level. Some other decisions -- re voting machine types and locations etc. -- may be made at more local levels than that.
Forum: SLC 13 December 2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,726
Posted By thorny locust
It certainly wasn't what I meant by it. I meant,...

It certainly wasn't what I meant by it. I meant, tires optimized for general driving in a wide variety of above-freezing conditions, and sold to the general public as such.
Forum: Rantidote 13 December 2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,484
Posted By thorny locust
I'll have to quit doing that, then. That's never...

I'll have to quit doing that, then. That's never how I mean it, and it hadn't occured to me that others might interpret it that way.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 December 2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,018
Posted By thorny locust
Only most liberal people. Or, what GenYus...

Only most liberal people.

Or, what GenYus said.
Forum: SLC 13 December 2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,726
Posted By thorny locust
Summer tires AIUI have the best traction on wet...

Summer tires AIUI have the best traction on wet roads. Winter tires have the best traction on snowy and/or icy roads. All-season tires are better on wet roads than winter tires, and better on...
Forum: Crash and Burn 13 December 2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By thorny locust
U.S. Marine Helicopter In Okinawa Loses Windshield Over School

Story here (https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/13/570395912/u-s-marine-helicopter-in-okinawa-loses-windshield-over-school).

Posting this here in the hope that somebody who knows more...
Forum: Rantidote 13 December 2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,484
Posted By thorny locust
Interesting. I would have taken the "um" as an...

Interesting. I would have taken the "um" as an attempt to soften the contradiction; the reverse of bullying behavior.

Interpretations, obviously, vary. And the rest of the post could also of...
Forum: Techno-Babble 13 December 2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 629
Posted By thorny locust
Long before there were car navigation devices,...

Long before there were car navigation devices, people were personifying their cars. I think some people have been naming cars, patting them on the hood, etc. since, probably, about 20 minutes after...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 December 2017, 03:57 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,018
Posted By thorny locust
Cheer They've called the race for Jones.

They've called the race for Jones.
Forum: Rantidote 13 December 2017, 12:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,455
Posted By thorny locust
I wasn't even in Word; though hearing reports of...

I wasn't even in Word; though hearing reports of that sort all the time is part of what makes me reluctant to pay for it. I was in Textedit, which doesn't usually do that sort of thing to me; but it...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 December 2017, 12:12 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,018
Posted By thorny locust
Lainie, or anybody who understands the term, do...

Lainie, or anybody who understands the term, do you know what she might have meant by it?

I wouldn't have taken it to mean formal worship, necessarily; but I thought that the phrasing meant 'do...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 December 2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,018
Posted By thorny locust
She pretty much literally said that, too...

She pretty much literally said that, too (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/us/kayla-moore-alabama.html).



(Does "fellowship with" not mean what I think it does? Or does she think Jews are...
Forum: Rantidote 12 December 2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 923
Views: 130,678
Posted By thorny locust
I always thought that was the sort of grin used...

I always thought that was the sort of grin used when, say, you'd just put something over on somebody. :D

But it's possible I've just never understood the usage right.

-- just looked it up....
Forum: Rantidote 12 December 2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,455
Posted By thorny locust
I'm referring to clauses in a contract. Stop...

I'm referring to clauses in a contract. Stop turning (c) into !

(I figured out what I needed to turn off to get it to stop doing that, eventually.)
Forum: Fun House 12 December 2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 789
Posted By thorny locust
Esprise Me, was the chimney in frequent use? If...

Esprise Me, was the chimney in frequent use? If not, then it might not have been sooty; especially if the previous owners had had it cleaned just before selling, or your parents had had it cleaned...
Forum: Rantidote 12 December 2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 923
Views: 130,678
Posted By thorny locust
Presuming they're capable of doing it, I wonder...

Presuming they're capable of doing it, I wonder whether you could get away with telling them that this year, for your present from them, you'd like to not have to do the extra shopping.

They're...
Forum: SLC 12 December 2017, 02:46 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,726
Posted By thorny locust
Agreeing with GM: I think that makes it OK, and...

Agreeing with GM: I think that makes it OK, and that that's what makes it OK. You're allowed to have the hots for your friends, as long as you can comfortably continue not to act on that if they're...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 11 December 2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By thorny locust
Ah. Around here they're quite wild, and very...

Ah.

Around here they're quite wild, and very shy of people.

I did once see a fox curled up on a lawn, in the open, near a road, in broad daylight. I stopped the car and backed up (it's not a...
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