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Forum: SLC 29 April 2018, 11:32 PM
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Out of curiosity, did he buy a well-used car? I...

Out of curiosity, did he buy a well-used car? I mean, unless it was something like an Alfa Romeo Giulietta or a Range Rover (both makes are notoriously unreliable), seven years of use out of a...
Forum: Rantidote 24 April 2018, 11:20 PM
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Posted By Roadsterboy
Oh yeah, I thoroughly enjoyed coming up with new...

Oh yeah, I thoroughly enjoyed coming up with new and creative ways to swear at these Hoosier Bumble****s who insisted on going five under everywhere.
Forum: SLC 24 April 2018, 11:14 PM
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Views: 51,293
Posted By Roadsterboy
I frequently make a Mrs. Peel comment when people...

I frequently make a Mrs. Peel comment when people go on about Avengers movies, and nobody ever gets them. (I have almost no knowledge about either the film franchise or the comic books they're based...
Forum: Rantidote 23 April 2018, 12:56 AM
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Views: 71,582
Posted By Roadsterboy
If the sign above the button says "CUSTOMER...

If the sign above the button says "CUSTOMER BELL", this is the one you should press, customer, not the one marked "EMPLOYEE BELL".

Also, side note, don't say "Oh, sorry, I didn't see that sign!"....
Forum: Rantidote 17 April 2018, 09:34 PM
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Views: 57,578
Posted By Roadsterboy
Speaking of cameras, I just bought one. A vintage...

Speaking of cameras, I just bought one. A vintage one, on eBay, somewhat impulsively because I'd passed on one at the flea market because I felt it was overpriced and the seller wasn't haggling....
Forum: SLC 10 April 2018, 10:32 PM
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Views: 51,293
Posted By Roadsterboy
My folks have like three or four different school...

My folks have like three or four different school photos of me with glasses that are different from the ones I actually wore, because we were told to use glasses without lenses. So we'd go to the eye...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 March 2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,886
Posted By Roadsterboy
Fun fact - for a few years in the 90's, the Ford...

Fun fact - for a few years in the 90's, the Ford Crown Victoria (a car that couldn't be more American in style and feel) was classified as an import, because the car was built in Canada, and Ford...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 March 2018, 10:38 PM
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Views: 3,886
Posted By Roadsterboy
Many manufacturers also have design and R&D...

Many manufacturers also have design and R&D centers all over the world - the first generation Mazda Miata was conceived of at Mazda's California design center, and prototypes were built by IAD in...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 March 2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,886
Posted By Roadsterboy
They typical answer I get to this question is...

They typical answer I get to this question is where the manufacturer has it's headquarters. Therefore, a Chevrolet Camaro is an American car, despite the fact that it was built in Ontario, and a...
Forum: Rantidote 04 March 2018, 10:32 PM
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Views: 71,582
Posted By Roadsterboy
Which one's got not future or family tree?

Which one's got not future or family tree?
Forum: Rantidote 18 February 2018, 11:50 PM
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Views: 57,578
Posted By Roadsterboy
Right? I just assumed that most restaurants are...

Right? I just assumed that most restaurants are really heavily air conditioned/slightly under heated because of the extra heat generated by cooking, hot food, and running around.
Forum: Rantidote 17 February 2018, 12:10 AM
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Views: 57,578
Posted By Roadsterboy
Two things: 1.) I have a pair of...

Two things:

1.) I have a pair of wristwatches that tick loudly. That wouldn't bother me much (one of them is a recent addition, and I was fine with just the one ticking away as I slept), but I...
Forum: SLC 14 February 2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 625
Views: 51,293
Posted By Roadsterboy
The houses look appropriately old, as well...

The houses look appropriately old, as well (whether or not they're actually mid century I don't know, but single story houses with porches are kind of timeless). If you could get rid of all the...
Forum: SLC 10 February 2018, 09:53 PM
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Views: 71,418
Posted By Roadsterboy
I don't think I've ever been told to only stand...

I don't think I've ever been told to only stand on an escalator, at least as an adult. If anything I've been told to make sure my shoes are tied more often than to stand still. As you say it might be...
Forum: SLC 09 February 2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 71,418
Posted By Roadsterboy
Walking up them seems like pretty standard...

Walking up them seems like pretty standard behavior in my experience, at least in high-traffic areas. You see mostly standers at the mall, but people walk up them at the train station during rush...
Forum: SLC 07 February 2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 71,418
Posted By Roadsterboy
Thank you for the responses. I know a little bit...

Thank you for the responses. I know a little bit about radio protocol but haven't really studied it. I tend to just be conversational over the walkie talkie system. Plus, we have our own lingo that's...
Forum: Rantidote 06 February 2018, 10:41 PM
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Views: 57,578
Posted By Roadsterboy
I feel has to do with the fact that the stair...

I feel has to do with the fact that the stair risers get shorter as you get to the top or bottom of the "staircase". People have a hard time changing their stride to avoid tripping at the top or...
Forum: SLC 06 February 2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 71,418
Posted By Roadsterboy
Question for the military and/or CB enthusiasts...

Question for the military and/or CB enthusiasts among us:

I know that you'd say "copy" or "copy that" over a radio to acknowledge or say "I heard you". Would you say that to someone face to face?...
Forum: SLC 28 January 2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 71,418
Posted By Roadsterboy
I believe Goodwill takes stuff like that. If you...

I believe Goodwill takes stuff like that. If you have a Half Price Books near you they'll buy it from you (as long as it works) and any games you have. You won't get much (and it's not being donated)...
Forum: SLC 22 January 2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,900
Posted By Roadsterboy
When I was a kid my grandmother was the librarian...

When I was a kid my grandmother was the librarian at a grade school near here. Every once in a while during the summer or on a weekend, she'd have to go in to do some work, and if my sister and I (or...
Forum: SLC 22 January 2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,900
Posted By Roadsterboy
I did think of one thing, again not quite an...

I did think of one thing, again not quite an "incident".

So the building I went to high school in was built in 1977, replacing the existing school (which is still in use as a middle school), and...
Forum: SLC 22 January 2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,900
Posted By Roadsterboy
I don't know if we had a real "incident"....

I don't know if we had a real "incident". However, I can think of two things that people would actually still remember, if I still bothered to talk to anyone I went to high school with.

1.)...
Forum: SLC 20 January 2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 625
Views: 51,293
Posted By Roadsterboy
My Illinois license has height, weight, and eye...

My Illinois license has height, weight, and eye and hair color. It's good for four years - however they offer renewal by mail, usually if you've been a safe driver. You'd get the forms sent to you in...
Forum: Rantidote 13 January 2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 797
Views: 71,582
Posted By Roadsterboy
AIUI (not an electrician, mind), that kind of...

AIUI (not an electrician, mind), that kind of fixture, if it was originally installed when the house was wired, should be able to take some extra load, at least for lights and whatnot. My folks'...
Forum: Rantidote 12 January 2018, 02:17 AM
Replies: 797
Views: 71,582
Posted By Roadsterboy
Something like this...

Something like this (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/616sfQwB%2BLL._SX463_.jpg) or this (https://www.coxhardware.com/images/Product/medium/40419.png)? Those are pretty much meant for...
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