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Forum: Wild Kingdom 18 November 2018, 11:03 PM
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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: 288,211
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: 288,211
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: 771
Views: 93,323
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: 3,694
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: 3,694
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: 573
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: 573
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: 573
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: 344
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: 365
Posted By thorny locust
musicgeek: Wow.

musicgeek:

Wow.
Forum: SLC 15 November 2018, 01:34 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,928
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: 152
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: 3,388
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: 3,214
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: 3,214
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: 125
Views: 4,580
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: 31
Views: 902
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: 220
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: 3,214
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...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 November 2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,214
Posted By thorny locust
Especially since the same person has apparently...

Especially since the same person has apparently sued her on the same grounds before, and lost.

Seems to me it should be thrown straight out as frivolous.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 November 2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,214
Posted By thorny locust
It's not clear to me whether Palm Beach actually...

It's not clear to me whether Palm Beach actually is illegally attempting to count ballots in secret. If they're keeping out people who are legitimately supposed to be there, and/or if they're trying...
Forum: SLC 10 November 2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,542
Posted By thorny locust
Yow. Very glad you are OK. Very much...

Yow.

Very glad you are OK.

Very much too bad that other people aren't. But also, a very good thing that he had a knife and not a large-magazine rifle.
Forum: SLC 10 November 2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 37,201
Posted By thorny locust
Is it amazing because people do routinely get...

Is it amazing because people do routinely get drunk at college in the UK and aren't embarrassed by it, or because they don't drink at all there? Or because professor/student sherry parties are still...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 09 November 2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 198,039
Posted By thorny locust
Seconding that. I once had a cat show up...

Seconding that.

I once had a cat show up back home after close to three months gone. I was outside calling a different cat in, when I heard the mew, and thought wait -- that voice -- is that --...
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