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Forum: Soapbox Derby 28 May 2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,499
Posted By Hapax Legomena
You just answered your own question--if the...

You just answered your own question--if the procedure was safe and freely available legally, there would have been no need for this 'doctor' to have been operating what was essentially a back-alley...
Forum: SLC 26 May 2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 294,962
Posted By Hapax Legomena
The whole bride's mom butting in is a cliche that...

The whole bride's mom butting in is a cliche that is almost to be expected, but the fact that apparently you also have the groom taking her side is very troubling to me. Your wishes are being...
Forum: Rantidote 25 May 2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 257,953
Posted By Hapax Legomena
D'oh! LTTAM: Attempting to find out the hours of more...

LTTAM: Attempting to find out the hours of more than one doctor's office by looking at their website, only to find their hours not listed anywhere on the sites. They have professionally designed...
Forum: SLC 23 May 2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 266,196
Posted By Hapax Legomena
I didn't see the incident myself, but according...

I didn't see the incident myself, but according to him the bird took off with it. If it dropped the cat elsewhere I would suspect that said cat did not survive, especially since birds of prey often...
Forum: SLC 21 May 2016, 01:25 AM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 266,196
Posted By Hapax Legomena
Just as an anecdote re: dangers that cats face in...

Just as an anecdote re: dangers that cats face in going outdoors: A few years back my now-ex husband witnessed an adult cat get carried off the sidewalk in the middle of the day by a large bird a few...
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 May 2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 21,192
Posted By Hapax Legomena
I remember being surprised at the smoking in it...

I remember being surprised at the smoking in it when I saw it in the theater--showing smoking in films and on TV had went out of fashion at the time so it really stood out to me. Had the film been...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 May 2016, 11:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 21,192
Posted By Hapax Legomena
Twenty-five to thirty years ago I might have...

Twenty-five to thirty years ago I might have fought you on the idea that the original film wasn't one of the best movies of all time, but while I still consider it to be my all-time favorite movie I...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 May 2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,708
Posted By Hapax Legomena
Welcome to the boards! I don't remember that...

Welcome to the boards! I don't remember that particular commercial but it's a typical one from the 'truth' campaign. They used scare tactics and misleading claims and probably didn't do much to stem...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 May 2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 21,192
Posted By Hapax Legomena
True, if those scenes are in order then it could...

True, if those scenes are in order then it could be that he's being controlled, or maybe he was always a sort of spy for someone (or something) else who was trying to bring down the Ghostbusters from...
Forum: Amusement Bark 18 May 2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 21,192
Posted By Hapax Legomena
I guess this trailer is better than the others...

I guess this trailer is better than the others (in the way that tuberculosis is better than anthrax) but the movie has so much bad press going for it already that it may end up being successful as a...
Forum: Social Studies 17 May 2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,653
Posted By Hapax Legomena
So the whole thing was a joke, and they didn't...

So the whole thing was a joke, and they didn't actually get any complaints? Even if they did get comments, I also wondered if the idea was that the dress was more suited for a night on the town...
Forum: Amusement Bark 10 May 2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,600
Posted By Hapax Legomena
The whole film appears to be here...

The whole film appears to be here (https://vimeo.com/344856) for anyone who is interested. I haven't yet watched it but I'll give it a try.
Forum: SLC 05 May 2016, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 266,196
Posted By Hapax Legomena
I don't watch much TV so I guess this is only odd...

I don't watch much TV so I guess this is only odd because I don't see commercials much anymore, but I just saw an ad for a Cristy Lane compilation album. The odd thing is that Cristy Lane was...
Forum: Social Studies 02 May 2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 27,320
Posted By Hapax Legomena
You are quite right about the casual bigotry of...

You are quite right about the casual bigotry of FB--a long-time friend that I consider like a twin sister floored me recently with her postings on the transgender bathroom issue. She and I have...
Forum: Social Studies 02 May 2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 27,320
Posted By Hapax Legomena
It's hard to engage someone in discussion when it...

It's hard to engage someone in discussion when it seems like they simply dismiss everything they don't understand or agree with. I certainly welcome differing opinions and experiences but when other...
Forum: Social Studies 02 May 2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 27,320
Posted By Hapax Legomena
Crash 'Mansplaining' has a definite definition, and...

'Mansplaining' has a definite definition, and it's not what CD seems to think it is. Yes, it's a silly term but it refers to the very real actions of some men who talk down to women based solely on...
Forum: Social Studies 02 May 2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 27,320
Posted By Hapax Legomena
Jaded Good Lord. :rolleyes: Honestly, Coughdrops,...

Good Lord. :rolleyes:

Honestly, Coughdrops, do you really believe all of what you constantly harp about, or are you just trolling? Because in every thread you participate in, you come across as a...
Forum: Social Studies 29 April 2016, 12:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,266
Posted By Hapax Legomena
She's a teen girl from TN, wearing a standard...

She's a teen girl from TN, wearing a standard prom dress. She looks lovely and is dressed appropriate for the occasion--she doesn't look like a Kardashian and she shouldn't considering her age and...
Forum: Amusement Bark 28 April 2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,759
Posted By Hapax Legomena
Reading Back when this first came out in mass-market...

Back when this first came out in mass-market paperback in the US (mid 70s), my mother grabbed it at random in a supermarket as she bought my dad books and magazines every time she went shopping. I...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 26 April 2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 301,537
Posted By Hapax Legomena
1. The German drug Contergan, later linked to...

1. The German drug Contergan, later linked to about 10,000 cases of phocomelia, is better known by what name?
Thalidomide
2. Who's the only performer to win two Best Actor Oscars for playing...
Forum: NFBSK Gone Wild! 25 April 2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,990
Posted By Hapax Legomena
No This whole thing just makes me profoundly sad--I...

This whole thing just makes me profoundly sad--I have nothing against porn but she's clearly an ill-educated, dirt-poor woman who thinks 10K (which it sounds like she has to split with her boyfriend)...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 23 April 2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,645
Posted By Hapax Legomena
Are you friends with Feminista Jones, or did your...

Are you friends with Feminista Jones, or did your friend happen to come across the article from last year that's been making the rounds on Facebook? (I suppose your friend could have come to this...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 April 2016, 01:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,645
Posted By Hapax Legomena
Whalephant Tubgirl--now there's an old classic I hadn't...

Tubgirl--now there's an old classic I hadn't thought of in a long, long time. Hard to believe what passed for viral entertainment back in the pre-youtube days, isn't it? Unfortunately now I will...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 April 2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,645
Posted By Hapax Legomena
Actually the $2 bill was redesigned in 1976 and...

Actually the $2 bill was redesigned in 1976 and since it was the US Bicentennial that year, the reverse of Monticello was replaced with the signing of the Declaration of Independence. (The $50...
Forum: Weird News 20 April 2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,719
Posted By Hapax Legomena
Attention, money, who knows? People have...

Attention, money, who knows? People have perpetrated hoaxes in which they have claimed to be the victims of hate crimes many times, sometimes even going so far as to injure themselves in order to...
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