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Forum: Amusement Bark 11 October 2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,493
Posted By Skeptic
Makes two of us. The original work was only a...

Makes two of us. The original work was only a simple drawing, which most of us could do without too much trouble. How it was considered to be valuable is a mystery to me.
Forum: Social Studies 10 October 2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,746
Posted By Skeptic
This reminds me of a comment I saw following a...

This reminds me of a comment I saw following a Walton's reunion show that I saw a few years ago.
Forum: Rantidote 03 October 2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,420
Posted By Skeptic
I work in customer relations for a travel...

I work in customer relations for a travel company. Someone today complained about their hotel having the taps (faucets) turn in the opposite directions to what they were used to at home.
Forum: SLC 29 September 2018, 01:56 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 41,279
Posted By Skeptic
I'm the same with corned beef. Why is it about...

I'm the same with corned beef. Why is it about half the price of a similar roast, when there's more work gone in to its preparation.
Forum: Techno-Babble 22 September 2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,896
Posted By Skeptic
The efficiency of using baking soda and vinegar for cleaning

Iím always arguing with my wife regarding the efficiency of combining vinegar and baking soda to make a cleaning solution. She swears by it, (itís on the internet, so it must be true), but I think...
Forum: Rantidote 15 September 2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 11,420
Posted By Skeptic
Cross out any bar codes on the letter, as these...

Cross out any bar codes on the letter, as these are used to direct it, and it will keep reading the same codes again. It will force it to be read by a human again.
Forum: Crime 01 September 2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,963
Posted By Skeptic
The president is not warned of threats by the Secret Service.

I enjoy crime and political thrillers, but came across an interesting difference in facts between the last two I read.
Both involved threats against the US president, and both have sections from the...
Forum: SLC 14 July 2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 115,924
Posted By Skeptic
Yes, new management about a month ago. Some free...

Yes, new management about a month ago. Some free services, and a much more reasonable 20 bucks a year for third-party hosting.
Forum: Rantidote 19 June 2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 126,642
Posted By Skeptic
That's the opposite of what I do. I refuse to...

That's the opposite of what I do. I refuse to wear pins, badges, or wrist bands to indicate support, especially those "wear-this-to-show-you-are-against-(fill in cause here)" ones that are so...
Forum: Rantidote 16 June 2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 99,126
Posted By Skeptic
WTF is a thunderstorm detector. I've never heard...

WTF is a thunderstorm detector. I've never heard of it. Wouldn't the storm clouds, rain, and lightning, be a dead giveaway.
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 June 2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,116
Posted By Skeptic
My wife has a fear of bridges. She's ok with big...

My wife has a fear of bridges. She's ok with big bridges you drive over, but hates to walk across foot bridges. She'll stay away from the edges and rush to the other side.

Ironically, she loves...
Forum: Police Blotter 07 June 2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,504
Posted By Skeptic
I saw a drunk trying to drive a horse and buggy...

I saw a drunk trying to drive a horse and buggy once. It was one of those tourist ones, but fortunately no-one on it at the time. Some of his co-workers took it off him and sent him home. But it's...
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 June 2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,984
Posted By Skeptic
We can only hope.

We can only hope.
Forum: Amusement Bark 24 May 2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 869
Views: 303,274
Posted By Skeptic
So true. Another similar case is "we borrowed...

So true. Another similar case is "we borrowed from xyz and now we have enough left over for a holiday".
No you fool, you just borrowed more than you needed in the first place.
Forum: Amusement Bark 23 May 2018, 03:23 AM
Replies: 869
Views: 303,274
Posted By Skeptic
Icon605 I hate those ads that make you think if you save...

I hate those ads that make you think if you save money you somehow have more money. Itís common in ads for big-ticket items like cars and houses, where a particular type of financing may save the...
Forum: Rantidote 23 May 2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,327
Posted By Skeptic
But he killed foreign people, so that's ok....

But he killed foreign people, so that's ok. (/sarcasm ends here).
Seriously though, what's "heroic" about killing two people without trial, and it's a trial that he could not have been part of...
Forum: Rantidote 19 May 2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 126,642
Posted By Skeptic
There's an internet company in Australia which...

There's an internet company in Australia which lambastes how bad Australia's internet speed is by comparing it to Slovakia. :fish:
Forum: Social Studies 07 May 2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 23,673
Posted By Skeptic
The kilt is a prime example. They're only been...

The kilt is a prime example. They're only been around about three or four hundred years, but the more common example of the tartan kilt representing a particular clan is only just over a century old.
Forum: Crash and Burn 07 May 2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,896
Posted By Skeptic
I was chased by a rhino there many years ago. ...

I was chased by a rhino there many years ago. (Actually in Nepal, but just over the border on the same lowlands). We weren't doing anything silly, just hiking and it got startled by another group...
Forum: Fauxtography 27 April 2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,699
Posted By Skeptic
Did Ernest Shackleton advertise for crew in The Times

https://i.imgur.com/o78f9us.jpg

Someone sent me this a few days ago, and my first thought was that it was dubious. But noting the American spelling of 'honor' made me seriously sceptical, as...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 20 April 2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,774
Posted By Skeptic
Or it was incorrectly diagnosed, and the kids...

Or it was incorrectly diagnosed, and the kids ended up on a mental or penal facility.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 April 2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,926
Posted By Skeptic
I get annoyed that the word holocaust is now only...

I get annoyed that the word holocaust is now only referring to Jewish deaths. The six million is considered historically accurate, but it ignores the other five million people who also died in the...
Forum: Rantidote 07 April 2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 27,842
Posted By Skeptic
It's silly to think that all shooters in the USA...

It's silly to think that all shooters in the USA are members of the NRA, as clearly they are not. But it is the NRA that is providing the means for the 'bad' shooters to own guns. This is the crux...
Forum: Social Studies 06 April 2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,184
Posted By Skeptic
Reminds me of a TV quiz show many years ago, and...

Reminds me of a TV quiz show many years ago, and the question was to identify the then prime minister of New Zealand, David Lange. The team replied and pronounced it correctly as Long-ee and were...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 April 2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,946
Posted By Skeptic
I have never worked out if Pauline Hansen is...

I have never worked out if Pauline Hansen is actually dumb or vile, or is she a combination of both. She does some really stupid thing to get attention, and seems to be against anyone who is not...
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