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Forum: SLC 20 March 2019, 01:23 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 62,451
Posted By DrRocket
Saw a white 2008ish Saab 9-3 convertible today...

Saw a white 2008ish Saab 9-3 convertible today while on my way to work. Saabs are becoming very rare up here.
Forum: SLC 20 March 2019, 01:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 465
Posted By DrRocket
I start my gardening year every spring by...

I start my gardening year every spring by cleaning all my tools using a good household disinfectant, and a good stiff brush.

Also, what Erwin said is the way my son "splained" it to me. You...
Forum: Announcements 19 March 2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,433
Posted By DrRocket
Question: Are we going to be able to upload (Our...

Question: Are we going to be able to upload (Our own, of course) photos to the new digs? Will we still need to find a "host" for them?
:confused:
Forum: SLC 19 March 2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 465
Posted By DrRocket
That's what I ended up doing. My son helped me...

That's what I ended up doing. My son helped me build three raised beds, and I'm glad I did it. Makes it easier to manage the soil. It makes it easier to defend against rabbits. (Our area is wabbit...
Forum: SLC 19 March 2019, 02:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 465
Posted By DrRocket
"Blight", which is what my SIL (A professional...

"Blight", which is what my SIL (A professional plant pathologist) calls it, can be tough to deal with when it shows up. As soon as you see the first hints of it, immediately cut off the afflicted...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 March 2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,935
Posted By DrRocket
Tantrum Court rules gun maker can be sued over Newtown shooting

Speaking of lawsuits involving the Sandy Hook shooting.


Gun-maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School...
Forum: Rantidote 14 March 2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 57,478
Posted By DrRocket
When the Pompeii exhibit came through town, it...

When the Pompeii exhibit came through town, it was noted that cleaning shops kept containers outside the front entrance for "donations" (Where's the "relieved facial expression" smilie???)
Forum: Rantidote 12 March 2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,185
Posted By DrRocket
Another factor is that stores tend to put newbie...

Another factor is that stores tend to put newbie cashiers on the express lanes.

I've never had a problem using self checkout lanes if I've only a few items.

The HyVee store we go to took out a...
Forum: Announcements 06 March 2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,433
Posted By DrRocket
I was a newly minted member when the last change...

I was a newly minted member when the last change was made. I'll be there for the next iteration as well.
:)
Forum: Amusement Bark 25 February 2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,147
Posted By DrRocket
I watched 45 or so minutes before I tired of it...

I watched 45 or so minutes before I tired of it and moved on. It did seem to me that without a host and the associated jokes and monologue, that the pace seemed a bit more brisk.
Forum: SLC 20 February 2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 62,451
Posted By DrRocket
If you lower the height of the truck (Lot's of...

If you lower the height of the truck (Lot's of aftermarket parts to do that.) and then install air shock to the adjust the ride height when needed, you won't lose that much capacity.

IMO, modern...
Forum: Social Studies 20 February 2019, 01:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,005
Posted By DrRocket
D'oh! When I was studying WW2 in middle school, that...

When I was studying WW2 in middle school, that picture was in my text book. My mom asked me at the time if looked like the woman was a willing participant. I studied the photo, saw that the sailor...
Forum: Social Studies 18 February 2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,005
Posted By DrRocket
Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95.......

Friedman said in a 2005 interview with the Veterans History...
Forum: Amusement Bark 15 February 2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 902
Views: 330,887
Posted By DrRocket
I've noticed that some radio commercials here...

I've noticed that some radio commercials here have been editing the silence out of the actual ad, then, in addition, speeding up the disclaimers.
Forum: Rantidote 15 February 2019, 02:32 AM
Replies: 706
Views: 57,478
Posted By DrRocket
The last building I worked at had toilets that...

The last building I worked at had toilets that were particularly "excitable". They would flush at the mere hint of movement.

I took to keeping a piece of black electrician's tape in my wallet....
Forum: Rantidote 12 February 2019, 02:55 AM
Replies: 706
Views: 57,478
Posted By DrRocket
I've been dealing with allergies my entire life,...

I've been dealing with allergies my entire life, and I second TL's suggestion. This sort of thing could be serious. I believe it's worth a cautionary visit with a doctor.

Hope you're feeling...
Forum: SLC 12 February 2019, 01:11 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 22,242
Posted By DrRocket
Yes, I did. Is there something unnatural or...

Yes, I did. Is there something unnatural or unhealthy about that?



Yes, we do, and I'm glad to have it.



"Just" to ease my curiosity?? Well excuse me. He's my brother. I love him dearly....
Forum: SLC 11 February 2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 22,242
Posted By DrRocket
oh brother where art thou

Wasn't sure where to put this.

About 20-21 years ago, my brother (One of four) packed some belongings into his car, left his apartment in the middle of the night, and dropped out of sight. We...
Forum: SLC 30 January 2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 22,242
Posted By DrRocket
-24 deg F and falling. I usually never bother to...

-24 deg F and falling. I usually never bother to warm up the car before I leave work.

I just may make an exception tonight...
Forum: SLC 30 January 2019, 03:57 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 22,242
Posted By DrRocket
You have my heart-felt condolences, GM. :(

You have my heart-felt condolences, GM. :(
Forum: Soapbox Derby 24 January 2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By DrRocket
Ponder Well I'll be. The Turnip actually blinked first.

Well I'll be. The Turnip actually blinked first.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 24 January 2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By DrRocket
Fight It's off: Pelosi says no State of Union while govt shut

In a high-stakes case of dare and double-dare, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi served notice Wednesday that President Donald Trump won't be allowed to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint...
Forum: Fun House 23 January 2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,862
Posted By DrRocket
Back in 2002, the powers that be decided a...

Back in 2002, the powers that be decided a contract worker wasn't, so they gave him his walking papers. Gave him 30 minutes to clean out his desk before he was escorted to the door. I remember he was...
Forum: SLC 23 January 2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 62,451
Posted By DrRocket
D'oh! Son of a gun! THAT'S why I'm seeing some...

Son of a gun! THAT'S why I'm seeing some pictures, but not others. It's blocked here too.

I'm going to have to find a photo hosting site that isn't.
Forum: SLC 21 January 2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 62,451
Posted By DrRocket
Driver The reason it's not been modified or hot rodded...

The reason it's not been modified or hot rodded yet is because it's a four door post. They're just not as cool as a two door, plain and simple.

That's changing. Wagons have become cool. You now...
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