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Forum: Urban Legends Contest 19 March 2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 26,390
Posted By ChasFink
Icon05 1. What two colors, in checkerboard fashion, make...

1. What two colors, in checkerboard fashion, make up the flag of Bavaria?
White and sky blue. (I used to know the heraldic names, but my memory fades....)

2. What rock accomplishment did Dr. Hook...
Forum: Social Studies 19 March 2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,477
Posted By ChasFink
Reading More hijack. Ignore if you wish. No offense...

More hijack. Ignore if you wish.

No offense taken whatsoever. I genuinely appreciate the correction. (As Homer Simpson once said "Really, I mean that. Sorry if it sounded sarcastic.")

I...
Forum: Social Studies 18 March 2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,477
Posted By ChasFink
But what a hijack! Interesting questions indeed!

But what a hijack! Interesting questions indeed!
Forum: Social Studies 18 March 2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,477
Posted By ChasFink
Thanks for correcting me; that's what I meant....

Thanks for correcting me; that's what I meant. "Biologically transsexual" really makes no sense.


I only meant another issue in the sense that intersex is something different from transgender. I...
Forum: Social Studies 15 March 2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,477
Posted By ChasFink
Icon05 I think they mean "sex" - not the act, but one of...

I think they mean "sex" - not the act, but one of "either of the two major forms of individuals that occur in many species and that are distinguished respectively as female or male especially on the...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 08 March 2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By ChasFink
Just to be clear, I don't find anything strange...

Just to be clear, I don't find anything strange with ordering your favorite thing at a restaurant every time. I just find it fascinating that my wife will order something great the first time she's...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 07 March 2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By ChasFink
My wife has a similar habit. If we go to a new...

My wife has a similar habit. If we go to a new restaurant and she has something she likes, she will order exactly the same thing every time we go back, never trying something she might like even...
Forum: Announcements 07 March 2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,163
Posted By ChasFink
Cell Phone I still have a flip phone, but the spring in the...

I still have a flip phone, but the spring in the hinge has pretty much given up the ghost, so I have to manually hold it open. Interpret that in the context of my anatomy however you want.
Forum: Amusement Bark 07 March 2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By ChasFink
Icon06 My wife and I have been religious Jeopardy!...

My wife and I have been religious Jeopardy! watchers for many years. She broke the news to me by phone, even though I was already on my way home. I'm taking this news about someone I never met harder...
Forum: NFBSK Gone Wild! 06 March 2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,522
Posted By ChasFink
Read This! That's Raymond Luxury Yacht. If I went around...

That's Raymond Luxury Yacht. If I went around claiming that just "Luxury Yacht" was pronounced "Throatwobbler Mangrove", they'd put me away!
Forum: Announcements 05 March 2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,163
Posted By ChasFink
I'm in! But as with others, I will not join...

I'm in! But as with others, I will not join Facebook. I have one Facebook account which - in violation of the TOS, so don't tell anyone - is not with a name I use in real life. I only use it to look...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 20 February 2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 26,390
Posted By ChasFink
Sneeze From a quick online search, it seems ragweed is...

From a quick online search, it seems ragweed is the common name for the entire genus Ambrosia. So the question is technically correct, even if it might make botanists cringe a bit to not use the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 February 2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By ChasFink
No I watched part of the CBS coverage online and was...

I watched part of the CBS coverage online and was amazed (yes, even knowing it's Trump) at how rambling and incoherent that speech was. My favorite piece of stupidity was Trump explaining how good it...
Forum: Rantidote 15 February 2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 57,153
Posted By ChasFink
United States I think it goes back further than 20 years. If I...

I think it goes back further than 20 years. If I remember correctly, Edwin Newman mentioned this in one of his books about the English language in the 1970s. Republicans and other opponents of the...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 12 February 2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 26,390
Posted By ChasFink
I feel compelled to answer this week, even though...

I feel compelled to answer this week, even though I'm embarrassed to say I should know the answers to a few that I'm only guessing.

THIS WEEK'S QUESTIONS

1. The documentary Untouchable, which...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 12 February 2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,475
Posted By ChasFink
United Kingdom I didn't know hedgehogs were popular as pets,...

I didn't know hedgehogs were popular as pets, although I understand Robin Day's got a hedgehog called Frank.
Forum: Amusement Bark 06 February 2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 330,508
Posted By ChasFink
Poshmark is an online service where you can sell...

Poshmark is an online service where you can sell your used clothes, etc. to others. The ads are clearly aimed at a female demographic who live most of their lives through their smartphones, and the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 February 2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 330,508
Posted By ChasFink
TV And let's face it, smarmy is not easy to do when...

And let's face it, smarmy is not easy to do when talking about medical problems.

After seeing Shatner's appearance several times (well, half-seeing it as I nod off at night) I realize that the...
Forum: Rantidote 04 February 2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 57,153
Posted By ChasFink
D'oh! And that's exactly why it's stupid. They can't...

And that's exactly why it's stupid. They can't restrict speech - even commercial speech - to the point where you can't be clear about what you're talking about. I think we all have to start referring...
Forum: Rantidote 04 February 2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 57,153
Posted By ChasFink
Which they shouldn't pay. A trademark does...

Which they shouldn't pay.

A trademark does not give a company unlimited rights to print or utter the phrase - otherwise we would have to order our Coca-Cola and Heineken as "carbonated cola...
Forum: Rantidote 04 February 2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 57,153
Posted By ChasFink
Icon84 I didn't get around to posting this in time, but...

I didn't get around to posting this in time, but my latest annoying thing:

The Big Game

Or rather saying The Big Game instead of The Super Bowl. I understand the NFL has to control its...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 February 2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,319
Posted By ChasFink
Icon24 I was just about to post that the Mrs. and I were...

I was just about to post that the Mrs. and I were thinking of making a drinking game for the SOTU - nice to see some other intelligent folks beat me to it!

I say the following words mean drink:
...
Forum: Police Blotter 04 February 2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,519
Posted By ChasFink
Icon05 There's an odd smell about the way this case is...

There's an odd smell about the way this case is being covered that I can't quite figure out. The news stories keep making oblique statements that sound like there's doubt whether it happened the way...
Forum: SLC 04 January 2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,497
Posted By ChasFink
It's great you got an answer, but I'm kind of...

It's great you got an answer, but I'm kind of bummed the S.P.E.B.Q.S.A. shortened its name. Next thing you know they'll be banning straw hats and bow ties!
Forum: Fun House 03 January 2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,794
Posted By ChasFink
That was perfection. Milana Vayntrub is always...

That was perfection. Milana Vayntrub is always great at parodying bimbo stereotypes.
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