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Forum: Rantidote 18 May 2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 134,262
Posted By WildaBeast
Down: The pest control guy had to reschedule the...

Down: The pest control guy had to reschedule the warranty inspection I had scheduled for today because he was having problems with his truck.
Up: I no longer have to be at home from 11:00 to 1:00...
Forum: SLC 18 May 2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By WildaBeast
I won some sort of contest in which Weird Al will...

I won some sort of contest in which Weird Al will come to the winner's house and fill the front yard with foam.
Forum: SLC 18 May 2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 33,506
Posted By WildaBeast
Domino's recently introduced a new feature...

Domino's recently introduced a new feature (https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/dominos-hotspots-review) where you can have pizza delivered to "hotspots" that aren't actual address, like parks,...
Forum: Science 17 May 2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By WildaBeast
Doesn't much of the stuff that erodes into the...

Doesn't much of the stuff that erodes into the sea later get deposited on the shore elsewhere anyway? Isn't that how beaches form?
Forum: SLC 17 May 2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 61,202
Posted By WildaBeast
Stupid question: If I take two standard tea bags...

Stupid question: If I take two standard tea bags and put one in 8 ounces of water and the other in 12 ounces of water, assuming all other variables are equal (water temperature, steeping time,...
Forum: SLC 17 May 2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 33,506
Posted By WildaBeast
This evening I saw a guy walking across the...

This evening I saw a guy walking across the street carrying a bicycle frame with no wheels or chain. I'm guessing he probably stole it.
Forum: SLC 16 May 2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 33,506
Posted By WildaBeast
I can attest that standing on the running board...

I can attest that standing on the running board of a San Francisco cable car is a lot more fun than sitting on the inside. Sadly they've put limits on the number of people allowed to stand there now.
Forum: SLC 16 May 2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 33,506
Posted By WildaBeast
I left out this detail, but IIRC it had a roof...

I left out this detail, but IIRC it had a roof rack that he was holding onto as well. At least I'm picturing a roof rack. If it didn't have one he was holding onto the window frame or something. ...
Forum: SLC 16 May 2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 33,506
Posted By WildaBeast
...And when I came out of the restaurant he told...

...And when I came out of the restaurant he told me all about him, too. Something about how he “broke every record.”
Forum: SLC 16 May 2018, 01:49 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 33,506
Posted By WildaBeast
Odd thing I just saw: A homeless man sitting on...

Odd thing I just saw: A homeless man sitting on a streetcorner telling a random passer by all about Wierd Al Yankovic (who is performing at a theater up the street tonight).
Forum: SLC 15 May 2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 33,506
Posted By WildaBeast
Reminds me of one of Lewis Black's jokes: ...

Reminds me of one of Lewis Black's jokes:





That sounds like fodder for Overheard in New York (https://overheardinnewyork.com/).
Forum: SLC 15 May 2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 33,506
Posted By WildaBeast
This morning I saw a guy in an orange safety vest...

This morning I saw a guy in an orange safety vest standing on the running board of an SUV while it was being driven through a parking lot. I can't imagine why he would need to be standing on the...
Forum: Rantidote 15 May 2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 45,976
Posted By WildaBeast
You mean The Very Hungry Caterpillar lied to me?!

You mean The Very Hungry Caterpillar lied to me?!
Forum: SLC 14 May 2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 41,729
Posted By WildaBeast
Doing a walking tour of Berlin a little over a...

Doing a walking tour of Berlin a little over a decade ago, our guide had sort of a running joke about how Germans are always very literal when they name things. You're helping to prove her right. ...
Forum: Rantidote 14 May 2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 33,073
Posted By WildaBeast
My mom's birthday is tomorrow, so I have the same...

My mom's birthday is tomorrow, so I have the same problem. And I kind of forgot about them until yesterday, leading to a mad dash to find gifts that Amazon could get there not too late.
Forum: Rantidote 14 May 2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 33,073
Posted By WildaBeast
I had some stamps and some return address labels...

I had some stamps and some return address labels sitting on top of a pile of stuff in the top drawer my small, two drawer file cabinet. When I opened the drawer to get a return address label they...
Forum: Rantidote 13 May 2018, 02:17 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 33,073
Posted By WildaBeast
I probably would like the change if it weren't...

I probably would like the change if it weren't for the fact that my old polling place literally couldn't be any more convenient. It was literally walk across the street, vote, done. There were...
Forum: Rantidote 12 May 2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 33,073
Posted By WildaBeast
FWP: Sacramento County, along with several other...

FWP: Sacramento County, along with several other counties in California, have switched to a new voting system this year. Instead of voting in person on election day and having to specifically...
Forum: Rantidote 12 May 2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 33,073
Posted By WildaBeast
Yes, it's a chain, and yes it's probably for the...

Yes, it's a chain, and yes it's probably for the reason you say. Although part of me wonders if they're also hoping you'll make up you mind as to what you want before you arrive, hopefully deciding...
Forum: Rantidote 11 May 2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 33,073
Posted By WildaBeast
FWP: When restaurants post their menus online...

FWP: When restaurants post their menus online but don't include prices. I've got two coupons for a particular place: one gets you a burger for $3, the other gets you a free side. I'd like to...
Forum: SLC 11 May 2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 33,506
Posted By WildaBeast
This is sort of in the vein of "Proximity alert...

This is sort of in the vein of "Proximity alert in new posts", except not with threads here. There's a network drive at work, with the top level containing folders named with the codenames for...
Forum: Business 10 May 2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,442
Posted By WildaBeast
Now I'm curious as to what is means in Australia....

Now I'm curious as to what is means in Australia. Is it like "gold digger", that is someone who marries someone solely for their money?
Forum: Medical 09 May 2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By WildaBeast
Bear Local honey cures allergies

A claim I've often heard from proponents of "natural" remedies is that eating honey from local bee hives can help with seasonal allergies. The honey has to be local; commercially produced honey that...
Forum: Rantidote 08 May 2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,079
Posted By WildaBeast
I haven't heard many details other than the fact...

I haven't heard many details other than the fact that he pulled out of the agreement, but I assume those reasons are basically "Obama did it, therefore it's bad."
Forum: SLC 08 May 2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 240,043
Posted By WildaBeast
I've always assumed the two-sink setup was so...

I've always assumed the two-sink setup was so that both people in a married couple can take care of their ablutions simultaneously, without one having to wait for the other to finish using the sink. ...
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