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Forum: Moot Court 16 November 2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By ChasFink
No Outrage after girl's thong used as evidence of consent in Irish rape trial

Outrage after girl's thong used as evidence of consent in Irish rape trial

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ireland-thong-rape-trial-consent-thisisnotconsent-protests/

I honestly can't believe this...
Forum: Amusement Bark 16 November 2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By ChasFink
Icon06 I, too, am not a big country fan, but always...

I, too, am not a big country fan, but always enjoyed Roy Clark's work. When I was a kid I thought his performance of "Thank God and Greyhound (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJmzTlKwe9I)" was a work...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 November 2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By ChasFink
Icon06 A true giant passes from this Earth. :( Nuff...

A true giant passes from this Earth. :(

Nuff said.
Forum: Social Studies 12 November 2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,001
Posted By ChasFink
Icon05 While - as I said - I'm no expert, I also think...

While - as I said - I'm no expert, I also think the generation has a lot to do with it, but it does not look like the "f" pronunciation was ever universal in the UK. Wikipedia, citing the OED, says...
Forum: Social Studies 12 November 2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,001
Posted By ChasFink
No, but since there hadn't been a reply by...

No, but since there hadn't been a reply by someone who genuinely knows the answer, we were just passing the time with some fun.

Speaking of which...

Sad news. As an American, I naturally assume...
Forum: Social Studies 12 November 2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,001
Posted By ChasFink
United Kingdom Oh, these are dark times - times when BBC...

Oh, these are dark times - times when BBC commentators may go about saying "lieutenant" with different pronunciations! Does not the BBC have standards any longer?
Forum: Fun House 12 November 2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By ChasFink
I was actually amazed he responded to my email...

I was actually amazed he responded to my email within minutes - although I did include a picture of me with my OLPC laptop that he signed.
Forum: Fun House 10 November 2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By ChasFink
Well the Apollo 11 video feed was rather crappy,...

Well the Apollo 11 video feed was rather crappy, but the film photos were VERY good, as were so many NASA photos at the time. I don't think the heavy gloves, etc. would be a big problem considering...
Forum: Fun House 10 November 2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By ChasFink
Mythbusters did a show about it that was very...

Mythbusters did a show about it that was very much in this vein, including the inconsistent shadows I mentioned.

I wrote to Adam Savage about the red "command stripe" he proudly displayed on his...
Forum: We've Got Mail 09 November 2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 192,743
Posted By ChasFink
Don't hold it in, buddy - tell us how you really...

Don't hold it in, buddy - tell us how you really feel.

Seriously, though: When you get something like this, do you alert the authorities? I would seriously think of this as a legitimate, albeit...
Forum: Fun House 09 November 2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By ChasFink
The shadow arguments which take up the bulk of...

The shadow arguments which take up the bulk of this video are not particularly convincing to skeptics because an uneven surface can make parallel shadows seem not so parallel. In fact some die-hard...
Forum: Amusement Bark 09 November 2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By ChasFink
TV From the story: So South Park didn't "issue"...

From the story:

So South Park didn't "issue" an apology for an "in effect" mocking; the fictional characters in South Park apologized to a fictional representation of Al Gore for not taking him...
Forum: SLC 08 November 2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 36,888
Posted By ChasFink
(I thought I posted this already, but I guess I...

(I thought I posted this already, but I guess I didn't hit the button. This is a more concise version.)

Now that we're on a new topic, I do have something to day - I agree.

I began drinking...
Forum: SLC 08 November 2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 36,888
Posted By ChasFink
I feel we're spending a lot of time talking about...

I feel we're spending a lot of time talking about my opinion - which in the scheme of things is not very important - about a single incident that was only mentioned because it seemed tangentially...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 07 November 2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,365
Posted By ChasFink
Mission accomplished!:duh:

Mission accomplished!:duh:
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 07 November 2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,365
Posted By ChasFink
Well I DID say it was a guess!:D

Well I DID say it was a guess!:D
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 07 November 2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,365
Posted By ChasFink
I'm pretty sure about #1, but not the others....

I'm pretty sure about #1, but not the others. Mostly guesses.

1. What writer, born in 1883 in modern-day Lebanon, is the second best-selling poet of all time, after Shakespeare?
Kahlil Gibran
...
Forum: SLC 07 November 2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 36,888
Posted By ChasFink
Teacher But the cashier didn't say "I need to see proof...

But the cashier didn't say "I need to see proof if she's going to do that", but rather "She can't do that."


If an employee is allowed to handle the stuff after purchase - which I believe...
Forum: SLC 06 November 2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 36,888
Posted By ChasFink
Read This! I was going to come back to say there are a lot...

I was going to come back to say there are a lot of (to me) unknown factors that would ultimately determine if this was an overreaction, but after reading what was posted here since I last looked, I...
Forum: SLC 06 November 2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 36,888
Posted By ChasFink
Agreed on both counts, but I would still...

Agreed on both counts, but I would still characterize it as overreaction.
Forum: SLC 06 November 2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 36,888
Posted By ChasFink
Icon102 In Ohio, as in New York, it is legal for a parent...

In Ohio, as in New York, it is legal for a parent to serve alcohol to their child of any age. I'm not positive, but I'm pretty sure the law would also allow "furnishing" them a recently purchased and...
Forum: SLC 06 November 2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 36,888
Posted By ChasFink
Icon24 And I'm sure the cashier didn't know what (s)he...

And I'm sure the cashier didn't know what (s)he was talking about, unless the same "how do I know you're the parent" argument applies - which I doubt is any of the cashier's business. On the other...
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 November 2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,719
Posted By ChasFink
Reading Hmmm.... It looks like Acker has written a...

Hmmm....

It looks like Acker has written a Don Quixote (https://www.amazon.com/Don-Quixote-Novel-Acker-Kathy/dp/0802131921) as well.
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 November 2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,719
Posted By ChasFink
Ponder Sorry for responding to this one a bit late, but ...

Sorry for responding to this one a bit late, but



I'm not familiar with Acker, but she seems to be influenced by Borges' "Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote" - in which the fictional 20th...
Forum: SLC 05 November 2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 36,888
Posted By ChasFink
Thorny, while we have your attention, perhaps you...

Thorny, while we have your attention, perhaps you know the answer to my (related) stupid question.

When the drinking age in New York was increased to 21, there was a "loophole" of sorts that...
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