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Forum: Business Bytes 24 May 2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By WildaBeast
That's exactly what a former coworker who does...

That's exactly what a former coworker who does ride motorcycles said -- that Harleys are based on very dated technology (what Richard calls "traditional"), and that they're more about image than...
Forum: Business Bytes 24 May 2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 141
Posted By WildaBeast
I heard some of that call on NPR a few weeks ago....

I heard some of that call on NPR a few weeks ago. After that I was already thinking he sounded just like Trump even without criticizing the media.
Forum: SLC 23 May 2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 43,634
Posted By WildaBeast
Well it was called the Econoline, but it was...

Well it was called the Econoline, but it was based on the Falcon chassis. In the 1960s it seemed like Detroit was trying to copy Volkswagen's idea of taking a compact car chassis and building a van...
Forum: Rantidote 23 May 2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 34,526
Posted By WildaBeast
Engrish.com seems to be blocked at work now. ...

Engrish.com seems to be blocked at work now. That and Cake Wrecks have been my regular lunch time reading for as long as I've been working here. At least Cake Wrecks is still available.
Forum: Rantidote 23 May 2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 47,981
Posted By WildaBeast
The Fosters we get in the US is brewed in Canada...

The Fosters we get in the US is brewed in Canada by Molson. I always kind of wondered if they brewed it in Canada so they can still legally call it "imported" and fool Americans into thinking it...
Forum: Rantidote 22 May 2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By WildaBeast
A certain fact checking website says it's false. ...

A certain fact checking website says it's false.
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/sergeant-gregory-hayes/
Forum: SLC 22 May 2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 43,634
Posted By WildaBeast
Technically, AWD and 4WD are not the same thing. ...

Technically, AWD and 4WD are not the same thing. 4WD is like what you'd find on a Jeep or pickup truck, where you have to pull a lever or press a button to switch from 2WD to 4WD. This sort of...
Forum: SLC 22 May 2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 43,634
Posted By WildaBeast
I didn't see anything as nice as an old Aston...

I didn't see anything as nice as an old Aston Martin or even a Karmann Ghia, but two days ago I saw an early Plymouth Reliant, also known at the K Car, parked on the curb. Wikipedia actually has...
Forum: Rantidote 21 May 2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 34,526
Posted By WildaBeast
My city uses a website/app called See Click Fix...

My city uses a website/app called See Click Fix (https://seeclickfix.com/) as a way for citizens to report issues to the city, like potholes, broken streetlights, graffiti, and the like. I've used...
Forum: SLC 21 May 2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 43,634
Posted By WildaBeast
Recently the custodians replaced the urinal mats...

Recently the custodians replaced the urinal mats in some of the men's rooms in my office building. The old ones were blue, or something like that (it's not like I pay that much attention to the...
Forum: Rantidote 21 May 2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 135,146
Posted By WildaBeast
I washed my sheets today. Up: Yay, clean...

I washed my sheets today.
Up: Yay, clean sheets tonight!
Down: I have to put them on my bed before I can go to bed tonight.
Forum: Rantidote 18 May 2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 135,146
Posted By WildaBeast
Down: The pest control guy had to reschedule the...

Down: The pest control guy had to reschedule the warranty inspection I had scheduled for today because he was having problems with his truck.
Up: I no longer have to be at home from 11:00 to 1:00...
Forum: SLC 18 May 2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By WildaBeast
I won some sort of contest in which Weird Al will...

I won some sort of contest in which Weird Al will come to the winner's house and fill the front yard with foam.
Forum: SLC 18 May 2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 34,549
Posted By WildaBeast
Domino's recently introduced a new feature...

Domino's recently introduced a new feature (https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/dominos-hotspots-review) where you can have pizza delivered to "hotspots" that aren't actual address, like parks,...
Forum: Science 17 May 2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By WildaBeast
Doesn't much of the stuff that erodes into the...

Doesn't much of the stuff that erodes into the sea later get deposited on the shore elsewhere anyway? Isn't that how beaches form?
Forum: SLC 17 May 2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 62,710
Posted By WildaBeast
Stupid question: If I take two standard tea bags...

Stupid question: If I take two standard tea bags and put one in 8 ounces of water and the other in 12 ounces of water, assuming all other variables are equal (water temperature, steeping time,...
Forum: SLC 17 May 2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 34,549
Posted By WildaBeast
This evening I saw a guy walking across the...

This evening I saw a guy walking across the street carrying a bicycle frame with no wheels or chain. I'm guessing he probably stole it.
Forum: SLC 16 May 2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 34,549
Posted By WildaBeast
I can attest that standing on the running board...

I can attest that standing on the running board of a San Francisco cable car is a lot more fun than sitting on the inside. Sadly they've put limits on the number of people allowed to stand there now.
Forum: SLC 16 May 2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 34,549
Posted By WildaBeast
I left out this detail, but IIRC it had a roof...

I left out this detail, but IIRC it had a roof rack that he was holding onto as well. At least I'm picturing a roof rack. If it didn't have one he was holding onto the window frame or something. ...
Forum: SLC 16 May 2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 34,549
Posted By WildaBeast
...And when I came out of the restaurant he told...

...And when I came out of the restaurant he told me all about him, too. Something about how he “broke every record.”
Forum: SLC 16 May 2018, 01:49 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 34,549
Posted By WildaBeast
Odd thing I just saw: A homeless man sitting on...

Odd thing I just saw: A homeless man sitting on a streetcorner telling a random passer by all about Wierd Al Yankovic (who is performing at a theater up the street tonight).
Forum: SLC 15 May 2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 34,549
Posted By WildaBeast
Reminds me of one of Lewis Black's jokes: ...

Reminds me of one of Lewis Black's jokes:





That sounds like fodder for Overheard in New York (https://overheardinnewyork.com/).
Forum: SLC 15 May 2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 34,549
Posted By WildaBeast
This morning I saw a guy in an orange safety vest...

This morning I saw a guy in an orange safety vest standing on the running board of an SUV while it was being driven through a parking lot. I can't imagine why he would need to be standing on the...
Forum: Rantidote 15 May 2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 47,981
Posted By WildaBeast
You mean The Very Hungry Caterpillar lied to me?!

You mean The Very Hungry Caterpillar lied to me?!
Forum: SLC 14 May 2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 43,634
Posted By WildaBeast
Doing a walking tour of Berlin a little over a...

Doing a walking tour of Berlin a little over a decade ago, our guide had sort of a running joke about how Germans are always very literal when they name things. You're helping to prove her right. ...
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