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Forum: Wild Kingdom 23 January 2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By thorny locust
Thanks for posting that, TGG!

Thanks for posting that, TGG!
Forum: SLC 23 January 2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,024
Posted By thorny locust
My, we must have been well behaved, at least when...

My, we must have been well behaved, at least when the teachers were present. We went to see Romeo and Juliet -- it probably was in 1968 -- and absolutely nothing out of the way happened. Nobody even...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 23 January 2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,133
Posted By thorny locust
Just to play devil's advocate here: it's quite...

Just to play devil's advocate here: it's quite possible that he didn't pay much attention to his height on his driver's license -- do people at Trump's income level even deal with such things...
Forum: SLC 22 January 2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 10,434
Posted By thorny locust
Not sure what you mean by "paper licenses". My...

Not sure what you mean by "paper licenses". My current license appears to be some type of security paper laminated onto a plastic backing. I don't know when they went to that instead of some sort of...
Forum: SLC 22 January 2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 10,434
Posted By thorny locust
I may have been unclear about mine. It includes,...

I may have been unclear about mine. It includes, in addition to height, gender, eye color, date of birth, and address; and a picture. NY licenses seem to currently be good for eight years; and you...
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 January 2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 43,549
Posted By thorny locust
It's my distinct impression that the major change...

It's my distinct impression that the major change in attitude recently towards sexual harassment and sexual violence is due exactly to victims of one assault being willing to open the boxes of...
Forum: SLC 22 January 2018, 01:29 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 15,245
Posted By thorny locust
Safe as long as you're dealing with the...

Safe as long as you're dealing with the individual companies as separate entities.

What happens if Kobo buys IndyBookCompany? Or if a government forces control over both of them?

-- again, I'm...
Forum: SLC 21 January 2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 15,245
Posted By thorny locust
[/QUOTE] -- I was going to say, 'I have no...

[/QUOTE]

-- I was going to say, 'I have no words.' But that would be all too appropriate in itself, wouldn't it?

I realize that the intention in that case wasn't censorship, let alone rewriting...
Forum: Police Blotter 21 January 2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By thorny locust
Wasps and spiders are both highly beneficial. ...

Wasps and spiders are both highly beneficial.

They eat large numbers of other small critters which, unchecked, would do huge amounts of damage to vegetation: including but not limited to food...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 January 2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,133
Posted By thorny locust
Trump Passed a Cognitive Exam. What Does That...

Trump Passed a Cognitive Exam. What Does That Really Mean? (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/19/health/trump-cognitive-screening-dementia.html)
Forum: Rantidote 20 January 2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 19,825
Posted By thorny locust
And the things that the federal government, among...

And the things that the federal government, among others, is still doing to them.

ETA: And, yeah. Lots of people continue "carrying on about their past atrocities." Not to mention that "carrying...
Forum: SLC 20 January 2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 10,434
Posted By thorny locust
Die Capacitrix, my New York State driver's...

Die Capacitrix, my New York State driver's license includes height, but not weight. (Which seems sensible to me; height is very difficult to change, but while weight is very difficult to change...
Forum: Rantidote 19 January 2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,653
Posted By thorny locust
Dasla, I don't know what's up with your ankle;...

Dasla, I don't know what's up with your ankle; but I've often found it useful with achy knees to wear a stretchy-type brace for a couple of days (drugstores usually have a rack of assorted things...
Forum: Rantidote 19 January 2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,729
Posted By thorny locust
Dear Mac 10.13.2, There is supposed to be a...

Dear Mac 10.13.2,

There is supposed to be a difference between 'sleep', 'restart', and 'shut down'. If I ask you to do the first, you should not be substituting one of the others.

(This is...
Forum: Rantidote 19 January 2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 19,825
Posted By thorny locust
Generally around here, if drivers are doing that,...

Generally around here, if drivers are doing that, they'll move out of the way when they realize there's other traffic -- maybe not instantly, but a lot faster than it would be to back up, turn...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 January 2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,133
Posted By thorny locust
The White House physician who did this exam was...

The White House physician who did this exam was apparently not chosen by Trump, and has been in the position since before Trump got elected...
Forum: Rantidote 18 January 2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 19,825
Posted By thorny locust
Problem is, there's no way to have no risk; at...

Problem is, there's no way to have no risk; at any rate, not and be alive. Being alive is risky by its nature. There is a very small risk associated with being vaccinated; and a significantly larger...
Forum: Rantidote 18 January 2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,653
Posted By thorny locust
Esprise Me, -- warning, long post; containing...

Esprise Me, -- warning, long post; containing advice that may be worth exactly what you paid for it.


When I first started reading your most recent post I thought you might be having a difficulty...
Forum: SLC 17 January 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 231,337
Posted By thorny locust
Having the wrong emails in one's email box may...

Having the wrong emails in one's email box may cause problems with hemorrhoids. Said problems may be curable by deleting those emails.

Doing so, however, may cause other problems, whose nature was...
Forum: Rantidote 17 January 2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 19,825
Posted By thorny locust
I wonder whether the problem may be that "normal"...

I wonder whether the problem may be that "normal" varies from person to person.

Some people who technically have "abnormal" readings may feel just fine; some who technically have "normal" ones may...
Forum: Rantidote 16 January 2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,653
Posted By thorny locust
But wouldn't "work" for a badger be feeding...

But wouldn't "work" for a badger be feeding itself, and digging and maintaining its den?

And I strongly suspect that a badger in a cafeteria would indeed be feeding itself (though digging a den...
Forum: SLC 16 January 2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 10,434
Posted By thorny locust
Seaboe, that's awful. There shouldn't be any...

Seaboe, that's awful. There shouldn't be any blame for thinking that was a safe situation -- though it's a whole lot easier to say that than it is not to feel any.

Is their any chance that she was...
Forum: Rantidote 16 January 2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 19,825
Posted By thorny locust
Lainie, that's sensible; but there were a number...

Lainie, that's sensible; but there were a number of things done in this house that weren't sensible.
Forum: Rantidote 16 January 2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,653
Posted By thorny locust
I think that in that case, Esprise Me, I'd be...

I think that in that case, Esprise Me, I'd be inclined to go for the small apartment with the good windows and the balcony: on the grounds that the others would probably feel smaller to me in...
Forum: We've Got Mail 16 January 2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 164,399
Posted By thorny locust
Probably just recalculating the date. ...

Probably just recalculating the date.




If there are any actual conservatives left, I expect they'll object to random slaughtering of their neighbors.



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