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Forum: Amusement Bark 22 October 2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 866
Views: 292,429
Posted By ChasFink
United States I'm fed up with the ads for the New Jersey Senate...

I'm fed up with the ads for the New Jersey Senate race. The Democratic incumbent, Bob Menendez, has a tainted past due to corruption charges that resulted in a hung jury, admonishment by the Senate...
Forum: Social Studies 20 October 2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 889
Posted By ChasFink
United States An aspect of this that fascinates me is how...

An aspect of this that fascinates me is how easily we adapt to other accents. For example, I would never think put/putt or foot/strut were the same vowel, but if I heard someone naturally speaking...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 16 October 2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,231
Posted By ChasFink
Icon05 1. What 1888 poem is set in the town of...

1. What 1888 poem is set in the town of Mudville?
Casey at the Bat

2. In some Islamic traditions, what can a man do by repeating the word "talaq" three times?
Divorce

3. Because of Michael...
Forum: SLC 14 October 2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 29,761
Posted By ChasFink
United States Not only do they not have to be elected to the...

Not only do they not have to be elected to the Senate or H of R, they shouldn't be. I believe it's against the law, but in any case it would be very wrong to be in Congress and be a Cabinet member at...
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 October 2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,181
Posted By ChasFink
Canada The name is not coming to me right now, but there...

The name is not coming to me right now, but there is (or was) a popular artist whose works were (are?) actually produced by a stable of unknown workers following his broad directions on how to...
Forum: Moot Court 05 October 2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By ChasFink
Icon103 So he has a "new identity" with not only the same...

So he has a "new identity" with not only the same name, but also enough identifying characteristics that his daughter could readily identify a portrayal of his former life on a TV show? I think he...
Forum: SLC 05 October 2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 29,761
Posted By ChasFink
Reading Exactly why do you need to know, other than idle...

Exactly why do you need to know, other than idle curiosity? ;)

Merriam-Webster doesn't seem to have a verb. In fact, "fellate" is of fairly recent vintage (1941) compared to "fellatio" (1891), so...
Forum: Rantidote 03 October 2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 11,904
Posted By ChasFink
Icon02 This conversation reminds me of something I've...

This conversation reminds me of something I've posted about before in a previous incarnation of this thread (http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?p=1909711#post1909711) - "phonetic" spellings...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 02 October 2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 185,677
Posted By ChasFink
Icon05 I think I can make educated guesses about most of...

I think I can make educated guesses about most of these.

1. The Indian city of Meerut is famous for producing what piece of sporting equipment, out of local Kashmir willow?
Cricket bats

2....
Forum: Amusement Bark 01 October 2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 243
Posted By ChasFink
Vanishing Charles Aznavour, "France's Frank Sinatra," Dies at 94

Charles Aznavour, "France's Frank Sinatra," Dies at 94 (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/charles-aznavour-dead-frances-frank-sinatra-was-94-1148204)

Aznavour may no longer be a household...
Forum: SLC 28 September 2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 29,761
Posted By ChasFink
Icon05 :eek:...

:eek: http://message.snopes.com/images/icons/icon216.gif[/QUOTE]

If there are 10 different cycles of measurement going on concurrently, I think it strains the definition of the word "week" to...
Forum: Police Blotter 25 September 2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,281
Posted By ChasFink
Police Here is a quote from the story as updated right...

Here is a quote from the story as updated right now, emphasis mine:

So I think the first sentence is just bad grammar. The implication here is that the cause of her arrest constituted adverse...
Forum: Business Bytes 21 September 2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By ChasFink
Neener, Neener I think the closes you can come is "closes"....

I think the closes you can come is "closes". :p
Forum: Business Bytes 21 September 2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By ChasFink
Teacher A flooring store near where I used to live had a...

A flooring store near where I used to live had a sign out front that advertised "Inlaid Viny". It took me years to notice.

While looking through Christmas ornaments at Target a few years ago, I...
Forum: Crash and Burn 19 September 2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By ChasFink
Theme Icon Lets be honest here. Are they assuming (no pun...

Lets be honest here. Are they assuming (no pun intended) he may have rubbed the entire produce section on his butt? And not to be gross, but unless he's a very unhygienic person (and he doesn't seem...
Forum: Crash and Burn 19 September 2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By ChasFink
Throw Tomato I know he says it was a joke and no big dill, but...

I know he says it was a joke and no big dill, but letís not beet around the bush. There isn't mushroom for humor in the complicated maize of the legal system. Further charges may turnip: I heard he...
Forum: Trivia 17 September 2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 192,687
Posted By ChasFink
Interesting. A friend of mine bought a house that...

Interesting. A friend of mine bought a house that belonged to a Grace Jones who died at an advanced age. I'll try to find out just how old she was.
Forum: Rantidote 14 September 2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 11,904
Posted By ChasFink
Icon05 A fair point. I guess it depends on how much...

A fair point. I guess it depends on how much weight you put on the argument that dictionaries should reflect proper usage rather than dictate it. I think most experts would agree at this point that...
Forum: Rantidote 14 September 2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 11,904
Posted By ChasFink
Germany Well, at least they're not trying to sell...

Well, at least they're not trying to sell Liederhosen, a common English speaker's mispronunciation. I'm not sure why I'd want songpants.

I have no great desire for Lederhosen either, but I'm...
Forum: Fauxtography 14 September 2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,548
Posted By ChasFink
Australia Of course the motivation for Jason to promote...

Of course the motivation for Jason to promote Australian tourism was to counteract the bad press they got when some of their Australian wool quilts were found to be infested with a very rare one of...
Forum: Rantidote 13 September 2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 123,826
Posted By ChasFink
Teacher If I may speculate, I think the person...

If I may speculate, I think the person crocoduck_hunter is addressing is making the argument:

There is no God but JHVH.
Thor is not JHVH.
Therefore Thor is not a god.

The fallacy is in...
Forum: Fauxtography 13 September 2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,548
Posted By ChasFink
Teacher Hey, I figured out why this picture was connected...

Hey, I figured out why this picture was connected to Australia. The proud-to-be-Australian bedding firm Jason (https://jason.com.au/) posted it with the "Slot Canyons in Australia" caption to bring...
Forum: Fauxtography 13 September 2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,548
Posted By ChasFink
United States This statement makes no sense. Any true American...

This statement makes no sense. Any true American will tell you that "foreigners" means people who aren't Americans.
Forum: Rantidote 12 September 2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 123,826
Posted By ChasFink
Tsk, Tsk If you rent out a storefront that faces south to...

If you rent out a storefront that faces south to open a shop specializing in collectible toys, sports memorabilia, and comic books: Either put ultraviolet protective film on your front window or...
Forum: Police Blotter 12 September 2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,281
Posted By ChasFink
Re: Racial factors If we apply Occam's razor...

Re: Racial factors

If we apply Occam's razor to the facts as we know them now, and assume for the moment that the shooter is essentially telling the truth, race does not need to be a factor in...
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