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Forum: Rantidote 11 April 2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 32,898
Posted By DrRocket
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I will be turning 65 this August.

I'm being inundated with snail spam that's age related.

Bad enough, but for some reason, a large portion of them start out "ARE YOU DOING 55 OR BETTER?!?!?"...
Forum: SLC 03 April 2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 228,054
Posted By DrRocket
Someone on first shift left the second shift a...

Someone on first shift left the second shift a plate of VERY good oatmeal cookies! :)
Forum: SLC 03 April 2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 48,651
Posted By DrRocket
There are 3 separate monthly bills we pay for...

There are 3 separate monthly bills we pay for using checks.

One of them is because the company has no way to pay them online, and I'm fine with that. Their stated reason is they don't want to...
Forum: Business Bytes 22 March 2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 15,154
Posted By DrRocket
Driver Here's the thing. Most of the people whom I've...

Here's the thing. Most of the people whom I've discussed this issue with think "Great! I can sit back, watch a movie, take a nap, catch up on my reading, or better yet, climb into the back seat,...
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 March 2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By DrRocket
Makes me wonder if former Minnesota Vikings coach...

Makes me wonder if former Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant has had any imput. That elimination of the extra point attempt, being replaced by one shot at a two point conversion idea was one he talked...
Forum: SLC 14 March 2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 151,286
Posted By DrRocket
Some time ago, Photobucket changed things so that...

Some time ago, Photobucket changed things so that if you want to hot link your pictures to, say this forum, you have to pay a new fee. I refuse to do that, so I no longer use photobucket.
Forum: Amusement Bark 07 March 2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 960
Posted By DrRocket
Very much agreed. RIP Mr Stiers. "If you...

Very much agreed. RIP Mr Stiers.

"If you wanna match windpipes, can that Caruso guy yodel?" "Not even at gunpoint!"
Forum: Rantidote 27 February 2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 32,898
Posted By DrRocket
From what I could glean from a quick internet...

From what I could glean from a quick internet study, live closed captioning is usually done by a skilled stenographer. They use a machine similar to a court stenographers'. I've noticed that on live...
Forum: Police Blotter 22 February 2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 12,579
Posted By DrRocket
And the media. Don't forget the media! ...

And the media. Don't forget the media!

http://www.startribune.com/nra-accuses-gun-control-advocates-of-exploiting-fl-shooting/474887753/

The longtime face of the NRA was preceded on stage by...
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 February 2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 932
Views: 499,666
Posted By DrRocket
I'm beginning to see more ads air now that...

I'm beginning to see more ads air now that portray interracial couples, with children. The Tide Pods ad comes to mind.
Forum: SLC 22 February 2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 25,492
Posted By DrRocket
Police Chargers (And Ford Explorers) have become VERY...

Chargers (And Ford Explorers) have become VERY popular for police car use.

All of the departments in my neck of the woods use them.
Forum: SLC 22 February 2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 48,651
Posted By DrRocket
Unless you've had problems before, it's my guess...

Unless you've had problems before, it's my guess it's the former.

I've gotten stuff like this myself. I always send the people a screen grab copy of the email involved to let them know they may...
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 February 2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,843
Posted By DrRocket
His son Franklin is a bit of an anti-Islamic...

His son Franklin is a bit of an anti-Islamic pill.

When I was a teenager, the Billy Graham Crusade came through town. The church my dad was taking us to, a fairly conservative "born again" style...
Forum: Social Studies 21 February 2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By DrRocket
Read This! South Carolina bill targets same-sex marriage

The "Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act" would draw a line between what its sponsors deem is "marriage" and what is considered "parody marriage."

According to the bill, " 'parody marriage'...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 February 2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 235,449
Posted By DrRocket
It's only been a few days since they've started,...

It's only been a few days since they've started, but I've already pretty much had my fill of all the sappy http://message.snopes.com/images/icons/icon99.gif "INSPIRATIONAL!!!"...
Forum: Business Bytes 29 January 2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,463
Posted By DrRocket
Airplane Carrying cargo is the main reason the 747 looks...

Carrying cargo is the main reason the 747 looks like it does. When first designed, they raised the cockpit above the main tube of the fuselage to facilitate a nose that raises up and allows...
Forum: Business Bytes 15 January 2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,463
Posted By DrRocket
Airplane When Boeing first introduced the 747, many...

When Boeing first introduced the 747, many industry experts were asking "How big is too big?"

When I saw my first 380 in person here at MSP, I thought to myself that Airtbus may have discovered...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 December 2017, 03:24 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 15,333
Posted By DrRocket
I'm guessing there are some moderate Republicans...

I'm guessing there are some moderate Republicans in DC who are actually probably breathing a sigh of relief.
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 December 2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 768
Views: 235,449
Posted By DrRocket
Saw an ad on late nightTV about a week ago for a...

Saw an ad on late nightTV about a week ago for a "Trumpy Bear." At first, I honestly thought it was some sort of satire.

To my utter horror, I learned it's real. (http://gettrumpybear.com/)
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 December 2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,490
Posted By DrRocket
Gov. Dayton, on Wednesday, will appoint a person...

Gov. Dayton, on Wednesday, will appoint a person to fill the chair when Franken resigns. According to Minnesota state law, AIUI, that appointee will be considered a caretaker until the next general...
Forum: Social Studies 06 December 2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,985
Posted By DrRocket
That makes two of us. In high school, there...

That makes two of us.

In high school, there were a small group of guys who decided their mission in life was to make my time in high school a living hell.

They succeeded. :mad:

When I...
Forum: Amusement Bark 01 December 2017, 12:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,503
Posted By DrRocket
Icon106 I was at the 97th running in 2013. That was the...

I was at the 97th running in 2013. That was the next to last time he sang "Back Home Again." I remember that although his health wasn't the best, he still sounded pretty good.

RIP Jim. :(
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 November 2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,490
Posted By DrRocket
I voted for him twice, and am spectacularly...

I voted for him twice, and am spectacularly disappointed in him. :mad:

He should have known better. :(
Forum: SLC 14 November 2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 176,320
Posted By DrRocket
I'd forgotten about those. You are right. They...

I'd forgotten about those. You are right. They were marketed as minivans, and were AWD IIRC, with a traditional engine/drivetrain layout.

I test drove one before I bought the Olds, and yes, they...
Forum: SLC 14 November 2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 176,320
Posted By DrRocket
The first generation of GM minivans (Chevrolet...

The first generation of GM minivans (Chevrolet Lumina APV, Oldsmobile Silhouette and Pontiac Trans Sport) were front wheel drive composite plastic bodied vans that had quite a bit of space. Trust me...
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