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Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 24 November 2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By thorny locust
This one, however...

This one, however (https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/11/23/565935375/the-yam-that-deserves-to-win-the-internet), I do believe is a yam.
Forum: SLC 23 November 2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 202,565
Posted By thorny locust
If I do no housecleaning whatsoever before my...

If I do no housecleaning whatsoever before my family shows up tonight for Thanksgiving, they will be perfectly fine with it.

(This is probably only semi true in real life.)
Forum: The Doctor Is In 23 November 2017, 03:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By thorny locust
I don't remember the vaccination itself; just...

I don't remember the vaccination itself; just being in the car on the way there and, I think (although fuzzier) being in a very large room with even more little kids (and their associated adults) at...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 22 November 2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 56,214
Posted By thorny locust
Some chunk of my head is insistently telling me...

Some chunk of my head is insistently telling me that the answer to this is G.
Forum: War, What Is It Good For? 22 November 2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By thorny locust
I think what people are primarily worried about...

I think what people are primarily worried about is the possibility of Trump ordering a first strike, not a retaliatory one.

If other nations are also concerned that the USA might use nukes as a...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 22 November 2017, 03:34 AM
Replies: 602
Views: 204,746
Posted By thorny locust
What a pretty Roxy! -- that glint in her eye...

What a pretty Roxy!

-- that glint in her eye looks like an indication that patting that lovely belly might be risky, though.
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 22 November 2017, 03:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By thorny locust
https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/what-is-the-differenc...

https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/what-is-the-difference-between-a-sweetpotato-and-a-yam

-- though I'll add to it that while that article says the sweetpotatoes called yams are the moister ones, I've...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 21 November 2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By thorny locust
I wouldn't call people who can't get vaccinated...

I wouldn't call people who can't get vaccinated for genuine medical reasons anti-vaxxers. They're just unvaccinated; there's a difference.

Of course, if they go around telling people who don't...
Forum: Social Studies 21 November 2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By thorny locust
I remember, however, there being a good bit of...

I remember, however, there being a good bit of discussion along the lines of 'see where all this free love long hair business leads to!' and 'living in communes is dangerous!', etcetera.

I can't...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 21 November 2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By thorny locust
Very interesting article. Thanks for posting,...

Very interesting article. Thanks for posting, TGG.

-- it hadn't occured to me before that we hadn't thought of leashes, in some form, almost as soon as we started living with the dogs. But it may...
Forum: Social Studies 21 November 2017, 03:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By thorny locust
Charles Manson Was Not a Product of the...

Charles Manson Was Not a Product of the Counterculture (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/opinion/charles-manson-counterculture.html)
Forum: Techno-Babble 21 November 2017, 02:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 450
Posted By thorny locust
ganz, I think all that assumes that other...

ganz, I think all that assumes that other intelligent life would necessarily behave the way we do. We emit radio waves -- surely everybody else would do the same! (and never mind that even most human...
Forum: Techno-Babble 20 November 2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 450
Posted By thorny locust
Haven't we been sending out signals ever since we...

Haven't we been sending out signals ever since we invented radio?

If somebody out there's going to read them, I expect we're in considerable trouble already. [ETA: aside, of course, from the issue...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 November 2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By thorny locust
From the article Psihala just linked:

From the article Psihala just linked:
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 November 2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By thorny locust
Reminds me somewhat of a conversation I once had...

Reminds me somewhat of a conversation I once had with a family member who's very much in favor of continued human population growth, but didn't want housing built on a then-open field in his...
Forum: Social Studies 20 November 2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By thorny locust
Bye, bye, Charlie. May every attempt to...

Bye, bye, Charlie.

May every attempt to start a race war fizzle out in jail. Preferably without killing a batch of people first.
Forum: SLC 19 November 2017, 12:33 AM
Replies: 974
Views: 118,936
Posted By thorny locust
Probably that they would then get to teach their...

Probably that they would then get to teach their kids exactly what they think those kids should learn; and be able to prevent them from learning anything else.

And/or, considering the...
Forum: SLC 18 November 2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,175
Posted By thorny locust
I suspect there are limitations also built into...

I suspect there are limitations also built into the egocentric directions, and that we have trouble seeing most of them.

That passage doesn't seem to match very well with this one:



But it...
Forum: SLC 18 November 2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 118,936
Posted By thorny locust
Many years ago, I took a five-hour drive to visit...

Many years ago, I took a five-hour drive to visit my mother, driving a car that I didn't expect anything to go wrong with en route.

The car's water pump blew out -- in the parking lot of her...
Forum: SLC 18 November 2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,175
Posted By thorny locust
Apparently you say it's your south leg, or...

Apparently you say it's your south leg, or whatever.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/magazine/29language-t.html

That of course means that the same leg becomes your north leg if you turn...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 November 2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By thorny locust
In addition to the differences you and others...

In addition to the differences you and others have mentioned: white tail deer in significant areas of North America are very much the reverse of endangered; to the point at which they themselves are...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 November 2017, 12:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,756
Posted By thorny locust
Me three. That is so over the top that I...

Me three.

That is so over the top that I wonder whether it's actually from him. It reads as satirical.

And is he supposed to be claiming all those 50 women were unwilling and it doesn't matter,...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 November 2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,756
Posted By thorny locust
I think that's part of the reason they often get...

I think that's part of the reason they often get away with it for so long.

None of us likes to think nasty things about people we like and/or admire. It's so unpleasant, the mind often tries to...
Forum: SLC 17 November 2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,175
Posted By thorny locust
Left and right is kind of an odd concept to begin...

Left and right is kind of an odd concept to begin with (though I haven't, as an adult or older child, had much trouble with it myself.) Something can be simultaneously on the left and the right of...
Forum: Police Blotter 17 November 2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By thorny locust
The story gives next to no information about the...

The story gives next to no information about the fraud warrant, which is kind of frustrating.

What are they claiming was done that was fraudulent? did they already know she was driving a vehicle...
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