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Forum: Social Studies 22 January 2019, 02:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 84
Posted By thorny locust
Pretty sure I do 7. -- which apparently...

Pretty sure I do 7.

-- which apparently means that I'm in one of the most common groups. Odd place for me to be.
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 January 2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 108
Posted By thorny locust
Oh, and let me throw in here that I think that's...

Oh, and let me throw in here that I think that's an obnoxious change.

It's an improvement that not everybody has to be white. It is very much not an improvement if everybody has to be thin.
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 January 2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 108
Posted By thorny locust
Her roadster was pretty much a main character in...

Her roadster was pretty much a main character in the books.

At least, in the books I read.


(And I don't think a felony stops being a felony if it's committed by a minor. The person may not be...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 January 2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,620
Posted By thorny locust
Which is a problem, at this point, with just...

Which is a problem, at this point, with just about anything that Trump proposes.

The Senate needs to do its job and pass re-opening bills. There's no way of telling what Trump will or won't sign...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 January 2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,620
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: 15
Views: 850
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: 43
Views: 2,762
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: 412
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: 412
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: 53
Views: 2,620
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: 43
Views: 2,762
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: 33,759
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: 208,692
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: 33,759
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: 292
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: 669
Views: 52,734
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: 160
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: 208,692
Posted By thorny locust
DawnStorm, I'm sorry!

DawnStorm, I'm sorry!
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 January 2019, 02:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
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: 111,304
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: 669
Views: 52,734
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: 1,382
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: 25,213
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: 14,056
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: 1,249
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...
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