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Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 June 2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,573
Posted By Penny
Why are you still beating this dead horse?

Why are you still beating this dead horse?
Forum: Amusement Bark 10 April 2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,607
Posted By Penny
Australia In Australia we have a drink called Solo, with a...

In Australia we have a drink called Solo, with a logo very similar to that of this movie:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/10/Solo_%28soft_drink%29.png
(Image attribution:...
Forum: Crash and Burn 23 March 2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,809
Posted By Penny
Off-topic, but I just have to say - BoKu, I...

Off-topic, but I just have to say - BoKu, I believe this is the most gracious self-correction I've ever read. All class.
Forum: SLC 28 February 2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,728
Posted By Penny
"There Never Was a Real Tulip, Ever...

"There Never Was a Real Tulip, Ever (http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=96140)"

Sadly, the real article wasn't nearly so surprising.
Forum: Rantidote 01 February 2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 145,729
Posted By Penny
Don't you have ibises in Melbourne?

Don't you have ibises in Melbourne?
Forum: Moot Court 24 January 2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,366
Posted By Penny
Australia Hey, that's interesting. I'm the Australian...

Hey, that's interesting. I'm the Australian mother of an Australian baby, conceived and born in Australia, to sperm from an anonymous donor somewhere in the US. I had thought that not having the...
Forum: SLC 19 January 2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,718
Posted By Penny
Could this have been a...

Could this have been a misremembering/misunderstanding of Treasures of the Snow? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treasures_of_the_Snow . I've never seen the movie but I had the book as a kid. It was a...
Forum: SLC 30 October 2017, 01:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,852
Posted By Penny
Icon97 When my angelic baby looked up at me from her...

When my angelic baby looked up at me from her breastfeeding, smiled... and sneezed milk all over my face. All I could do was laugh.
Forum: SLC 20 May 2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 233,327
Posted By Penny
In software development we call this "yak...

In software development we call this "yak shaving", if you had to solve the whole mess of problems before you could solve the original problem.

For example, you're cooking dinner, but you find...
Forum: SLC 16 January 2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 314,499
Posted By Penny
There's an episode up on ABC iView at the moment,...

There's an episode up on ABC iView at the moment, if you want to try it out for free.

Link for Aussies only (sorry) - http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/sherlock/ZW0550A001S00
Forum: Rantidote 25 December 2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 913
Views: 324,183
Posted By Penny
Interesting. Around here it's called the nature...

Interesting. Around here it's called the nature strip.
Forum: Rantidote 12 November 2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 326,765
Posted By Penny
I actually understand this mistake, because I...

I actually understand this mistake, because I nearly did the same thing once. It wasn't long after I'd moved to the US from Sydney, and intersections looking like that one generally don't have a red...
Forum: Rantidote 20 September 2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,695
Posted By Penny
(side note) I also have a car called Damien,...

(side note)
I also have a car called Damien, but he spells it Daemeon because he's a Daewoo.
Forum: Rantidote 06 August 2016, 03:47 AM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 276,132
Posted By Penny
LLTAM: I'm making a list of all the things in my...

LLTAM: I'm making a list of all the things in my house that need fixing, with the goal of getting in a handyperson in to do it all in one go. After only 5 years here it's quite a long list, which is...
Forum: Social Studies 28 July 2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,812
Posted By Penny
Australia The Australian Government does this - not broken...

The Australian Government does this - not broken down that much - but with each tax return I get a summary of how the money is spent.
Forum: Rantidote 21 June 2016, 01:32 AM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 348,285
Posted By Penny
Thanks for the offer! I ended up booking a...

Thanks for the offer! I ended up booking a weekend in Paris. I'd been hoping for somewhere off the beaten track, like Iceland or Scotland. I'll be in Gdansk in Poland, which isn't exactly a regional...
Forum: Rantidote 19 June 2016, 04:15 AM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 348,285
Posted By Penny
I have a free weekend in Europe coming up, and...

I have a free weekend in Europe coming up, and there's a bunch of options for places I'd love to go to, but each option is turning out to be non-practical due to flight timings :(
Forum: Rantidote 10 June 2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 326,765
Posted By Penny
I once had the front-seat passenger of a car wave...

I once had the front-seat passenger of a car wave me across the crossing, when the driver clearly hadn't seen me :rolleyes:
Forum: Rantidote 21 February 2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,020
Views: 493,875
Posted By Penny
The original author has made a corrected version...

The original author has made a corrected version - http://astrorhysy.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/and-yet-it-moves-quite-lot-like-that.html .
Forum: Book Corner 12 September 2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,549
Posted By Penny
Airplane I've had a search, but the challenge is that most...

I've had a search, but the challenge is that most books that old and obscure don't have much in the way of descriptions in their listings. I suspect the only way this particular book will stand out...
Forum: Rantidote 29 May 2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 422,609
Posted By Penny
Ooh, good idea, especially as most of them need...

Ooh, good idea, especially as most of them need to be taken with food (and one of them is hard to swallow in one try, and tastes utterly repulsive). It's winter here so I'll need to find an ice-cream...
Forum: Rantidote 28 May 2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 422,609
Posted By Penny
Ambulance I have to take 11 pills a day, and I hate...

I have to take 11 pills a day, and I hate swallowing pills.
Forum: Science 10 April 2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,656
Posted By Penny
At this point I feel the need to clarify that I...

At this point I feel the need to clarify that I have never personally derailed a train.
Forum: Moot Court 14 January 2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,486
Posted By Penny
I misread the title as "Tramp sues for $100M,...

I misread the title as "Tramp sues for $100M, says air traffic targets him" and had a mental image of a dishevelled homeless guy, shaking his fist angrily at the planes as they fly over his section...
Forum: Police Blotter 04 January 2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,959
Posted By Penny
The link in the OP sent me to a site that started...

The link in the OP sent me to a site that started to download an .exe onto my machine without my permission.
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