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Forum: Rantidote 20 November 2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 899
Views: 307,599
Posted By thorny locust
To myself, not to Esprise Me: but stop...

To myself, not to Esprise Me:

but stop letting not being able to do All The Things prevent you from standing up and doing Some Of The Things!

(so why am I sitting down and typing this, which is...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 November 2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By thorny locust
I just had one when this thread resurfaced.

I just had one when this thread resurfaced.
Forum: Crash and Burn 20 November 2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,114
Posted By thorny locust
There are a lot of non-human creatures who are...

There are a lot of non-human creatures who are out in that smoke 24-7.

-- I wonder whether anyone's ever studied the effect of fires on wildlife from that direction?
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 20 November 2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,866
Posted By thorny locust
2. In French, who are known as Simplet, Timide,...

2. In French, who are known as Simplet, Timide, Joyeux, Grincheux, Prof, Dormeur, and Atchoum?

That's got to be the Seven Dwarfs.


4. The five convex, regular polyhedra in geometry are named...
Forum: Techno-Babble 20 November 2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 562
Posted By thorny locust
ASL, have you considered actually writing that?...

ASL, have you considered actually writing that? It sounds like fun. It also sounds like something in there is bubbling up out of the back of your head, trying to get out.

(Yes, I know, you're...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 18 November 2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 288,508
Posted By thorny locust
Pretty cat curl! -- my parents had a black...

Pretty cat curl!

-- my parents had a black cat with white whiskers, years ago, around the time I'd recently moved out. Mustachio reminds me of him.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 18 November 2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 288,508
Posted By thorny locust
GenYus, I suspect the reason for the principle is...

GenYus, I suspect the reason for the principle is that cat hair shows up best on contrasting color clothes and furniture. The cats of TGG's household may expect the next use of the grocery bags to...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 18 November 2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 288,508
Posted By thorny locust
I know you're there, I'm watching you with my...

I know you're there, I'm watching you with my ears --
Forum: Rantidote 18 November 2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 93,767
Posted By thorny locust
It is undoubtedly of no help to you whatsoever to...

It is undoubtedly of no help to you whatsoever to find out that I have a bay tree.

It's currently in a spare bedroom, where it lives during the winter; they're not hardy here, so this one is...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 November 2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,802
Posted By thorny locust
Probably that it was all, or primarily, about...

Probably that it was all, or primarily, about states' rights versus the federal government's.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 November 2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,802
Posted By thorny locust
Texas Students Will Soon Learn Slavery Played A...

Texas Students Will Soon Learn Slavery Played A Central Role In The Civil War (https://www.npr.org/2018/11/16/668557179/texas-students-will-soon-learn-slavery-played-a-central-role-in-the-civil-war)...
Forum: Moot Court 17 November 2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By thorny locust
Thanks, Esprise Me. That seems to me to...

Thanks, Esprise Me.

That seems to me to raise as many questions as it answers, however. If she said he dragged her 30 feet through the mud: did anybody look at the mud, to check for tracks? If...
Forum: Moot Court 16 November 2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By thorny locust
ASL, I nearly added to my post that I couldn't...

ASL, I nearly added to my post that I couldn't tell from the article what the other evidence was. And if other evidence makes it seem likely that the charge was false, or even that it's impossible to...
Forum: Moot Court 16 November 2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By thorny locust
What's worse is that apparently it worked....

What's worse is that apparently it worked. According to the article he was acquitted.
Forum: Police Blotter 15 November 2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By thorny locust
Ditto. Here's another: somebody whose...

Ditto.

Here's another: somebody whose credit card is maxed out (possibly by an unexpected medical bill), or so close to it that they're afraid to use it for gas in case the extra hold the gas...
Forum: Amusement Bark 15 November 2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By thorny locust
musicgeek: Wow.

musicgeek:

Wow.
Forum: SLC 15 November 2018, 01:34 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 19,162
Posted By thorny locust
There are two or three of those: the day after...

There are two or three of those: the day after Halloween's another, and right after Christmas is pretty close to a third.
Forum: Police Blotter 14 November 2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By thorny locust
Good for the family. Turning in one of your own...

Good for the family. Turning in one of your own is a hard thing for most people to do; but sometimes it's really really necessary.

And I hope the police are actually going to be able to keep this...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 November 2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,448
Posted By thorny locust
That's the same argument as 'I'm not going to...

That's the same argument as 'I'm not going to vote because my one vote won't make a difference.'

I don't think it's a very good argument.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 November 2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,290
Posted By thorny locust
Plenty of wild hemp in Michigan...

Plenty of wild hemp in Michigan (https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=711). I doubt you can get high off it, though.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 November 2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,290
Posted By thorny locust
Yip yip yip yeehah! -- you know, Wednesday...

Yip yip yip yeehah!

-- you know, Wednesday morning I was saying to myself somewhat glumly, 'well at least we took the House, if not by all that much' -- but the more detail I see on what happened...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 13 November 2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,866
Posted By thorny locust
2. Despite its sixteen nominations in 2016,...

2. Despite its sixteen nominations in 2016, Hamilton was unable to break the Tony Award record of what showbiz musical, which won twelve Tonys in 2001?

Rent?


4. What's the more common name...
Forum: Crash and Burn 12 November 2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,114
Posted By thorny locust
The chance that Trump's idea of proper management...

The chance that Trump's idea of proper management agrees with that of most foresters strikes me as miniscule.

I'm pretty sure that what he means is that all the trees should be cut down and sold;...
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 November 2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By thorny locust
E. Q. Taft, I am sorry for your losses.

E. Q. Taft, I am sorry for your losses.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 November 2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,290
Posted By thorny locust
It's going to at least a machine recount,...

It's going to at least a machine recount, according to (now) both NPR and 538.

It doesn't sound as if that odd undercount in Broward will be rechecked unless they do a hand recount, though; which...
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