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Forum: SLC 23 September 2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 321
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Posted By WildaBeast
When I went for a walk earlier my neighbor* was...

When I went for a walk earlier my neighbor* was out driving his Nash Metropolitan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nash_Metropolitan). The same guy also owns a Studebaker Daytona, which I'm sure I've...
Forum: SLC 22 September 2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 26,795
Posted By WildaBeast
Yesterday I saw one of the new Fiat 124 Spiders...

Yesterday I saw one of the new Fiat 124 Spiders parked on the curb around the corner from my house.

This morning I saw a late 1960s Mustang in the Post Office parking lot. It had Shelby and GT350...
Forum: SLC 22 September 2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 21,771
Posted By WildaBeast
My parents borrowed some VHS tapes of Fawlty...

My parents borrowed some VHS tapes of Fawlty Towers when I was in my teens, so that was my probably first exposure to that name. I probably learned the British pronunciation of the name and the herb...
Forum: SLC 22 September 2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,824
Posted By WildaBeast
Yandy is (was) Selling a Sexy Handyman's Costume...

Yandy is (was) Selling a Sexy Handyman's Costume (http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=96991)

"Sexy Handyman" kind of sounds like the setup for a bad porn scene. "Hi, I'm here to 'fix' your...
Forum: Rantidote 21 September 2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,677
Posted By WildaBeast
In keeping with GenYus's Law of Snopes...

In keeping with GenYus's Law of Snopes (http://message.snopes.com/showpost.php?p=1987791&postcount=867), the proper way to address someone is "Old woman!"
Forum: SLC 20 September 2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 92,615
Posted By WildaBeast
I'm pining for the fjords.

I'm pining for the fjords.
Forum: SLC 20 September 2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 92,615
Posted By WildaBeast
Today should be Talk Like a Parrot Day.

Today should be Talk Like a Parrot Day.
Forum: SLC 20 September 2018, 04:05 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 26,795
Posted By WildaBeast
A Model A drove past my house tonight just as I...

A Model A drove past my house tonight just as I was getting home.
Forum: Rantidote 20 September 2018, 03:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,677
Posted By WildaBeast
In California gas stations are technically...

In California gas stations are technically required to provide air and water for free if you buy gas (https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/2230750-181/its-free-to-breathe-but?sba=AAS). However most...
Forum: SLC 19 September 2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 92,615
Posted By WildaBeast
Like how the Titanic was unsinkable?

Like how the Titanic was unsinkable?
Forum: SLC 19 September 2018, 07:21 PM
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Views: 92,615
Posted By WildaBeast
Bah, that's about 18th century piracy. I'm...

Bah, that's about 18th century piracy. I'm committing a modern act of piracy and holding this thread for ransom. Bring me 1000 naked mole rats if you want this thread back safely.
Forum: SLC 19 September 2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 92,615
Posted By WildaBeast
Well that's it then! I'm hijacking this thread! ...

Well that's it then! I'm hijacking this thread! I'm the captain now!
Forum: SLC 19 September 2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 26,795
Posted By WildaBeast
More details, and pictures, of the MRolla BoKu...

More details, and pictures, of the MRolla BoKu described (https://www.caranddriver.com/news/lemons-goodbad-idea-of-the-week-twin-engined-toyota-mr2corolla).
Forum: Rantidote 18 September 2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,677
Posted By WildaBeast
In a related problem, I too missed "Twice Upon a...

In a related problem, I too missed "Twice Upon a Time". I'd kind of like to watch it before the new season starts, just for continuity's sake (it feels a bit jarring to me to have a new Doctor...
Forum: Rantidote 17 September 2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 77,792
Posted By WildaBeast
I forgot to buy some chips or similar salty snack...

I forgot to buy some chips or similar salty snack to snack on at work when I bought groceries last weekend. Also, the vending machine is broken so I can't even buy some here. Now I'm craving...
Forum: Rantidote 17 September 2018, 05:10 PM
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Views: 77,792
Posted By WildaBeast
Some credit cards also have "price protection" as...

Some credit cards also have "price protection" as one of the benefits they offer cardholders. With my Citibank card, if I pay for an item at least partly with that card, and that item is advertised...
Forum: SLC 16 September 2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 39,844
Posted By WildaBeast
On a trip down the Wikipedia rabbit hole, I...

On a trip down the Wikipedia rabbit hole, I learned that the UK government has a cat with the official title "Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office...
Forum: Rantidote 16 September 2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 77,792
Posted By WildaBeast
Follow up to the above FWP: I went ahead and...

Follow up to the above FWP: I went ahead and bought some food to donate on my shopping trip this afternoon, even though the time to leave it out for the food drive was this morning. I figured I'd...
Forum: SLC 15 September 2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 21,771
Posted By WildaBeast
The thread about the Volkswagen Beetle got me...

The thread about the Volkswagen Beetle got me thinking about the names of other VW models. Specifically, when the Golf was first introduced why did they decide to call it the Rabbit in the US and...
Forum: SLC 14 September 2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 39,844
Posted By WildaBeast
Because it's an Italian sports car. Italian...

Because it's an Italian sports car. Italian sports cars are supported to be complicated.


I suspect most people who own these cars don't drive them in bad weather if they can avoid it.
Forum: Rantidote 14 September 2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 115,822
Posted By WildaBeast
You'd think Previous Occupant would start to...

You'd think Previous Occupant would start to wonder why they weren't receiving the products they are presumably paying for.
Forum: Rantidote 14 September 2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,677
Posted By WildaBeast
Indeed, now I want to know how the title got...

Indeed, now I want to know how the title got fixed. Surly it was well beyond the window in which GM could edit his post, and do we even have moderators anymore? Did GM become a moderator without us...
Forum: Business Bytes 14 September 2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By WildaBeast
Yeah, not to mention that the new ones are really...

Yeah, not to mention that the new ones are really nothing more than restyled Golfs.

I also take issue with this quote from the article, although I'm probably just being pedantic.

I don't...
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 September 2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By WildaBeast
Yes. Pipelines are considered "transportation"...

Yes. Pipelines are considered "transportation" as they transport gas or oil, and are part of the NTSB's jurisdiction.

ETA: At least on some older NTSB reports, the cover page includes...
Forum: Rantidote 14 September 2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,677
Posted By WildaBeast
I just came here to post that I was annoyed by...

I just came here to post that I was annoyed by the misspelling in the title. Now I see that it was intentional, so I shouldn't been annoyed by it. Now I'm annoyed that I can't post the thing I came...
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