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Forum: Book Corner 20 July 2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 779
Posted By ChasFink
Japan "A town called Kimono" would be a great name for...

"A town called Kimono" would be a great name for a band. Maybe they're based in Deer Creek.
Forum: Rantidote 20 July 2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 890
Views: 73,856
Posted By ChasFink
Reading Me too! I think it's because it's used to imply...

Me too! I think it's because it's used to imply that power is good and, by extension, more power is always better. That's obviously not true. What people really mean when they say "empower" is...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 July 2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 973
Posted By ChasFink
United States Oh, well, if Obama did it it's obviously...

Oh, well, if Obama did it it's obviously something we should ignore.
Forum: SLC 20 July 2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 53,912
Posted By ChasFink
Icon103 I'm not sure it's that sophisticated (although it...

I'm not sure it's that sophisticated (although it might be), but a little research shows that some phone companies apparently use such a tag when they know the number is one you shouldn't be getting...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 July 2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 973
Posted By ChasFink
United Kingdom Maybe Trump is just stressed out. He should go to...

Maybe Trump is just stressed out. He should go to Ireland in the UK to relax. I understand he has property there.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 July 2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 941
Posted By ChasFink
Icon605 And he said that "stick his submarine where it...

And he said that "stick his submarine where it hurts" was a suggestion that he "engage in a sexual act with the mini-sub". How very literal! I have never taken the stick-it-where-the-Sun-don't-shine...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 July 2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 973
Posted By ChasFink
Reporter After watching the news coverage of this, I'm...

After watching the news coverage of this, I'm fascinated (but not very surprised) that the man can't even admit a mistake without lying about it. It's also painful watching him read something like...
Forum: Fun House 18 July 2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 446
Posted By ChasFink
United States And since it's associated with circuses, we're...

And since it's associated with circuses, we're all free to think of clowns.
Forum: Book Corner 18 July 2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 779
Posted By ChasFink
Driver Picking up on what others have said: There...

Picking up on what others have said:

There are public transportation systems US cities, but for the most part travelling from one city to another, or in less populated areas, is by bus - there are...
Forum: Business Bytes 18 July 2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 656
Posted By ChasFink
Thanks, erwins, for summing up the way it worked...

Thanks, erwins, for summing up the way it worked back then - and Dasla for explaining it worked that way outside the US, too.

I remember when prerecorded videocassettes first came to market, the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 July 2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 973
Posted By ChasFink
Yow! Trump corrects his quote, says misspoke on Russian meddling

Trump corrects his quote, says misspoke on Russian meddling (https://wtop.com/national/2018/07/trump-returns-from-summit-with-putin-to-forceful-criticism/)
(This was updated from a story linked in...
Forum: Fun House 17 July 2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 446
Posted By ChasFink
Icon106 Well if you're going THAT route, I think this...

Well if you're going THAT route, I think this more accurately sums the man up. Maybe we could write some Trump-specific lyrics.

<iframe width="854" height="480"...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 17 July 2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 146,015
Posted By ChasFink
I don't have enough answers or guesses to take a...

I don't have enough answers or guesses to take a stab this week, but I just stumbled upon the answer to #7. Very clever!
Forum: Fun House 17 July 2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 446
Posted By ChasFink
United States I would say Piggies...

I would say Piggies (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upJB1XZQU0k), were it not for the fact that the subject is plural. Otherwise quite appropriate, especially the "damn good whacking."

(I should...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 17 July 2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 146,015
Posted By ChasFink
Icon05 Who did she try to kill? :D Okay, I'll go...

Who did she try to kill?
:D

Okay, I'll go peacefully.
Forum: Business Bytes 16 July 2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 656
Posted By ChasFink
True, and maybe technically enforceable. But the...

True, and maybe technically enforceable. But the business model that emerged from the early days simply had the studios/distributors making their profits by charging high prices for new movies,...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,109
Posted By ChasFink
No I was just thinking how Donald Trump the man, not...

I was just thinking how Donald Trump the man, not the President, would act in those circumstances. (You know, in that fantasy world where he didn't win.) I doubt he would show signs of deference to...
Forum: Amusement Bark 16 July 2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 263,576
Posted By ChasFink
TV Perhaps someone over at Good2Go reads this forum....

Perhaps someone over at Good2Go reads this forum. They now have a new crop of commercials that show people with insurance suffering a financial squeeze because of all the money they spend on it. One,...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,109
Posted By ChasFink
Yow! A thought just occurred to me. Can you imagine...

A thought just occurred to me. Can you imagine how Trump would act if he were there? :eek:
Forum: Business Bytes 16 July 2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 656
Posted By ChasFink
TV They could even have moved into the kiosk area -...

They could even have moved into the kiosk area - like Redbox, which still seems to be doing business. Then they could have slowly reduced stores while increasing the online and kiosk areas.

BTW,...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 July 2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 263,576
Posted By ChasFink
Chef I'm starting to get annoyed by the recent trend...

I'm starting to get annoyed by the recent trend in commercials that basically say "we really f***ed up recently, but you should still trust us." It's understandable in the case of Wells Fargo, and...
Forum: Social Studies 13 July 2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By ChasFink
Bang Head Yeah, I'm pretty much in agreement with the last...

Yeah, I'm pretty much in agreement with the last few posts. I believe in giving a guy like Schnatter the benefit of the doubt - the same way I believe in "presumed innocent until proven guilty" - but...
Forum: Social Studies 12 July 2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By ChasFink
No Not disagreeing with either of you here. What...

Not disagreeing with either of you here. What bugs me is that so much of the coverage and attention focused on his use of the word ("Papa John's founder used the n-word on a conference call", "Papa...
Forum: Social Studies 12 July 2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By ChasFink
Chef It hasn't been explicitly stated in this thread...

It hasn't been explicitly stated in this thread yet, so I'll point out that Schnatter has resigned as chairman of the board of Papa John's.

Okay, here's my take on it. Schnatter's use of the...
Forum: Fun House 11 July 2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By ChasFink
Icon402 They might, if they're talking about smoking to...

They might, if they're talking about smoking to relieve the pain of endometriosis.


I always felt that way about "Mary Jane". It was on all the short lists of pot slang when I was a kid, but I...
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