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Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 January 2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,417
Posted By thorny locust
More wall is a terrible idea in itself; it will...

More wall is a terrible idea in itself; it will do actual damage. I wish the Democrats would stress that more. A lot of people have the idea that the problem is only that it would be a waste of...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 January 2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By thorny locust
And Trump can pay for it, and then it will be...

And Trump can pay for it, and then it will be Trump's Wall! I'll let him put his name on it and everything!

(citizens of the UK, who would actually have to look at it, might have a different...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 20 January 2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,665
Posted By thorny locust
Beachlife!, that sounds like an excellent project...

Beachlife!, that sounds like an excellent project for a cold winter weekend.
Forum: Police Blotter 20 January 2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By thorny locust
I think the default in a restaurant is that...

I think the default in a restaurant is that somebody in a group of people who requested to be seated together has to pay for the meal.

People eating at separate tables are assumed to not be...
Forum: Police Blotter 20 January 2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By thorny locust
Huh. I agree that inviting somebody to dinner and...

Huh. I agree that inviting somebody to dinner and then sticking them with the bill is obnoxious; but I had no idea that it was illegal.

How do they go about proving that he promised to be the one...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 January 2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,417
Posted By thorny locust
ASL, I am entirely in agreement with you on this....

ASL, I am entirely in agreement with you on this.

Republicans in Congress are refusing to do their job. (Well, at least most of them are. Whether a handful of the Republican Senators are leaning...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 19 January 2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,665
Posted By thorny locust
Here's a differing opinion: Is The Power Of...

Here's a differing opinion:

Is The Power Of The Flour Really The Secret To Baking The Perfect Biscuit?...
Forum: Rantidote 18 January 2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 33,640
Posted By thorny locust
That's really pretty much the only thing I can...

That's really pretty much the only thing I can think of: the people making this are Bad*, and therefore the thing itself must also be Bad.

That, or a terror of needles; but I don't think all...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 18 January 2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 208,603
Posted By thorny locust
DawnStorm, is it possible that Sasha got into...

DawnStorm, is it possible that Sasha got into something poisonous?

-- I ask mostly because, if so, making sure that whatever it was isn't accessible to other creatures would be a good idea.
Forum: Rantidote 18 January 2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 33,640
Posted By thorny locust
The thing I really don't understand is that it...

The thing I really don't understand is that it seems to me that 'go play with Timmy so you'll get the measles now instead of later' is really a sort of vaccination in itself. People understood that...
Forum: Crash and Burn 17 January 2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By thorny locust
Yes, GenYus, I was kind of surprised that with...

Yes, GenYus, I was kind of surprised that with all that emphasis on how much he knew what he was doing there wasn't any mention of that.

It's possible that he knew about lying down on the ice but...
Forum: SLC 17 January 2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 52,567
Posted By thorny locust
It's a relative amount, though, isn't it? I...

It's a relative amount, though, isn't it? I presume that it would take a whole lot less alcohol to get a toddler to 2.03 than it would to get an adult to the same blood level.

Not, of course, that...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 17 January 2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By thorny locust
I was going to say 'wait a minute, what are they...

I was going to say 'wait a minute, what are they doing with the kittens when they turn into cats?' but the article says the same people also run a couple of adult cat cafés, so I suppose anybody who...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 17 January 2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 208,603
Posted By thorny locust
DawnStorm, I'm sorry!

DawnStorm, I'm sorry!
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 January 2019, 02:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By thorny locust
Oy vey. Lima-Taub, that is embarrassingly...

Oy vey.

Lima-Taub, that is embarrassingly bad.

From the article posted:



I'm trying to imagine that they're both unreachable by reporters because they've both gone out for coffee together...
Forum: Rantidote 17 January 2019, 01:53 AM
Replies: 879
Views: 111,196
Posted By thorny locust
I gave up on that one [ETA: Grrl Power] a while...

I gave up on that one [ETA: Grrl Power] a while ago. There was some kind of complicated plot line involving politics and extraterrestrial vampires, and I lost track of what was going on and decided I...
Forum: SLC 16 January 2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 52,567
Posted By thorny locust
Esprise Me, I wonder whether this has turned...

Esprise Me, I wonder whether this has turned inside your mother's head into not a thing she does on her own, but a neat thing that she does with you, which she enjoys in large part because she does...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 January 2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,366
Posted By thorny locust
Anybody else reminded of the mess around Trent...

Anybody else reminded of the mess around Trent Lott's praising Strom Thurmond?

Not as if they hadn't known all along what Lott was like, or what Thurmond was like. But Lott made the mistake of...
Forum: SLC 15 January 2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 25,120
Posted By thorny locust
I am also happy about the littleness of the...

I am also happy about the littleness of the thyroid pills.

I currently have two cats (littermates) to get them into twice a day, and neither of them is happy about it; though they tolerate it, by...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 15 January 2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 14,022
Posted By thorny locust
And here I went all of these years -- including...

And here I went all of these years -- including the years in which I sometimes wore one -- thinking that a miniskirt was called a miniskirt just because there isn't very much of it.

I had no idea...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 15 January 2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,236
Posted By thorny locust
It's tea! Leaf-and-bug infusion! I've...

It's tea! Leaf-and-bug infusion!



I've got several of those water glasses that are made like canning jars and take canning jar lids (here's...
Forum: Rantidote 15 January 2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 879
Views: 111,196
Posted By thorny locust
I actually kind of like it that way.

I actually kind of like it that way.
Forum: Book Corner 15 January 2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By thorny locust
Is the problem that people are assuming they did...

Is the problem that people are assuming they did so in the presence of others?

People used to, after all, in many places. Plus which, 'wherever they stood' doesn't seem to me to automatically...
Forum: SLC 15 January 2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 25,120
Posted By thorny locust
A somewhat-less-little thing that makes me happy:...

A somewhat-less-little thing that makes me happy: the cat who had been persistently losing weight is now gaining weight instead.

The problem may, after all, have been incorrect dose of her thyroid...
Forum: Business Bytes 14 January 2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By thorny locust
In New York you can get a 20C exemption for quite...

In New York you can get a 20C exemption for quite a lot of home kitchens (does depend some on the kitchen) to sell a number of things, including many sorts of baked goods; but cheesecake is very...
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