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Forum: SLC 14 November 2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 91,724
Posted By Richard W
I was on a train, and at the table next to mine...

I was on a train, and at the table next to mine there were a man and a woman sitting opposite each other, reading identical paperback books. They were both about the same amount through their book as...
Forum: Rantidote 14 November 2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 18,995
Posted By Richard W
That annoys me too. It just favours the liars by...

That annoys me too. It just favours the liars by surrendering to them!

I have a friend who sometimes argues along those lines, by playing "Devil's advocate" (he actually says that himself) and...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 13 November 2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,237
Posted By Richard W
Now that I look at the question again, your guess...

Now that I look at the question again, your guess has the advantage that "is" still applies, unlike mine.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 13 November 2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,237
Posted By Richard W
I'm going to give myself question 2 from last...

I'm going to give myself question 2 from last week, because gypsum is mostly calcium sulphate, and the question was written as though he wanted the name of a salt.

I don't know very many this...
Forum: Social Studies 12 November 2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,926
Posted By Richard W
I think most people who aren't in the army would...

I think most people who aren't in the army would probably go with "lootenant" anyway these days. "Leftenant" sounds old-fashioned. There might be a generational divide; I'm not sure. It's not really...
Forum: Rantidote 11 November 2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 18,995
Posted By Richard W
As a follow-up, I had a video interview with...

As a follow-up, I had a video interview with somebody else from the company last Wednesday.

I had a short email from the previous person I'd spoken to, again with few details, asking me to use a...
Forum: Fun House 10 November 2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By Richard W
I think he thought that astronauts wouldn't be...

I think he thought that astronauts wouldn't be able to take such good pictures while wearing heavy space-suit gloves, or something...
Forum: Fun House 10 November 2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By Richard W
I knew somebody who believed that NASA had gone...

I knew somebody who believed that NASA had gone to the moon but that they'd faked the photos anyway...
Forum: SLC 10 November 2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 38,226
Posted By Richard W
Broom broom! I love watching lap videos like...

Broom broom! I love watching lap videos like that. I play the Forza Motorsport games and it's odd to actually recognise all the bends on the real circuit. There are some lovely cars on that track,...
Forum: Police Blotter 08 November 2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By Richard W
The good guys need two guns each, obviously. They...

The good guys need two guns each, obviously. They need a smaller gun attached to their big gun so that they can shoot bad guys while they're shooting bad guys.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 November 2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,840
Posted By Richard W
The front-page BBC headline at the moment is: ...

The front-page BBC headline at the moment is:

Trump hails 'big victory' despite losses (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46125121)
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 07 November 2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,237
Posted By Richard W
I'm not at all sure that I wasn't thinking of...

I'm not at all sure that I wasn't thinking of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez, because now that you mention it, I was definitely thinking of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez. Like I said, I'd probably be better off not...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 06 November 2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,237
Posted By Richard W
For number 2 I think I was trying to think of...

For number 2 I think I was trying to think of somebody different (Queen Latifah?) but it would have been an equally wild guess as the one I originally put... I'm not even sure if either are...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 06 November 2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,237
Posted By Richard W
So it was Marie Antoinette after all. I...

So it was Marie Antoinette after all.

I haven't done well this week - the only one I know is the first one, and I'm not even sure of the spelling for that!

1. Khalil Ghibran.

2. Is that...
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 November 2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,666
Posted By Richard W
Here's today's Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal...

Here's today's Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal cartoon about modern art:

https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/modern-art-2
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 November 2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,666
Posted By Richard W
Yes, there must be elements of that in what Kathy...

Yes, there must be elements of that in what Kathy Acker has done as well. (I've read most if not all of Borges's stories - I've got a volume that calls itself Collected Fictions as well as...
Forum: SLC 04 November 2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 38,226
Posted By Richard W
Somebody in the town where I grew up had a...

Somebody in the town where I grew up had a Pontiac Firebird TransAm - I think it would have been a second-generation one (looking at Wikipedia, 1978 looks closest, but I can't really be specific at...
Forum: Amusement Bark 03 November 2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,666
Posted By Richard W
Yes, sorry to pick on Skeptic but that criticism...

Yes, sorry to pick on Skeptic but that criticism is a bit like "For goodness sake, I've read Great Expectations and I could have written out all those words in that order!"

(Great Expectations is...
Forum: Rantidote 03 November 2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 24,667
Posted By Richard W
Well, it's probably a lot easier than the others,...

Well, it's probably a lot easier than the others, to be fair...
Forum: SLC 03 November 2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 38,226
Posted By Richard W
Some driving games let you apply skins to the...

Some driving games let you apply skins to the cars, and occasionally you'll get people making rusty skins like that for some of the vehicles. I'm fairly sure I've used one on a truck like that...
Forum: Book Corner 02 November 2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 533,816
Posted By Richard W
Still re-reading Iain M. Banks... I read Feersum...

Still re-reading Iain M. Banks... I read Feersum Endjinn, Excession, Inversions, and Look to Windward.

I really like Feersum Endjinn but had misremembered part of it - I had thought that some...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 02 November 2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By Richard W
Yes, he probably does mean that. And if you...

Yes, he probably does mean that. And if you stretch, you can almost read what he said to mean that. He is the bestest at communication, for sure. Sad!
Forum: Soapbox Derby 01 November 2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By Richard W
If crowds look a lot bigger than people would...

If crowds look a lot bigger than people would think, wouldn't that mean that his expertise would lead him to count fewer people in it than everybody else's estimate?
Forum: Wild Kingdom 01 November 2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By Richard W
Still a "mix", but I question whether rottweiler...

Still a "mix", but I question whether rottweiler is the major part of the mix or whether he just thinks "rottweiler mix" sounds better than "labrador mix"...! He does look a bit great dane-like, too....
Forum: Wild Kingdom 01 November 2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By Richard W
Rottweiler mix? He looks more like a labrador to...

Rottweiler mix? He looks more like a labrador to me...
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