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Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 January 2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 35
Posted By WildaBeast
If I understand correctly, the military is still...

If I understand correctly, the military is still funded and thus the people associated with operating the aircraft would be getting paid, unlike the personnel responsible for providing security at...
Forum: SLC 17 January 2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 50,317
Posted By WildaBeast
I know you were making a joke, but in North...

I know you were making a joke, but in North Carolina when I took driver's ed we were taught that for someone under the legal drinking age literally any blood alcohol content at all is considered a...
Forum: SLC 17 January 2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 49,019
Posted By WildaBeast
IMO sports cars are about the only kinds of cars...

IMO sports cars are about the only kinds of cars that sometimes actually look good in yellow, although perhaps not the shade used on school buses. Everything else just looks like taxi. Had you not...
Forum: SLC 17 January 2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 106,343
Posted By WildaBeast
Last night I noticed my cat investigating...

Last night I noticed my cat investigating something near the back door. At first I thought maybe it was a small brown snake that had gotten inside, but when I got over there I realized it was in...
Forum: SLC 17 January 2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 506
Views: 49,019
Posted By WildaBeast
Apparently so:

Apparently so:
Forum: Rantidote 16 January 2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 110,058
Posted By WildaBeast
Yesterday I was moved to a new cubicle at work in...

Yesterday I was moved to a new cubicle at work in order to be closer to the team I'm working with. My new cube is pretty much a mirror image of my old one, meaning everything is exactly backwards...
Forum: SLC 16 January 2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 49,019
Posted By WildaBeast
I saw an Isuzu Oasis...

I saw an Isuzu Oasis (http://www.curbsideclassic.com/curbside-classics-asian/cc-capsule-1996-isuzu-oasis-a-full-serving-of-honda-but-with-none-of-the-appeal/) this morning. Being a minivan from the...
Forum: Business Bytes 16 January 2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By WildaBeast
I'm somewhat confused. First, the article says: ...

I'm somewhat confused. First, the article says:

But then:

So am I correct in concluding that McDonald's sells the Big Mac outside the US, however they do not sell it in Europe? And because...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 14 January 2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,112
Posted By WildaBeast
Whenever I come from from work Nelson is always...

Whenever I come from from work Nelson is always waiting behind the door into the door into the garage so he can bolt through it the second it opens. That's not the weird behavior; I understand...
Forum: Business Bytes 14 January 2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By WildaBeast
Chef This doesn't answer your question, but...

This doesn't answer your question, but tangentially, California just recently legalized selling food cooked in a home kitchen.
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Forum: SLC 14 January 2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 49,019
Posted By WildaBeast
Those old Westphalias are going up in value,...

Those old Westphalias are going up in value, apparently. I saw a 1977 model parked on the street with a "for sale" sign on it -- the asking price was just under $20,000.
Forum: SLC 12 January 2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 106,343
Posted By WildaBeast
As a teenager while visiting my grandparents in...

As a teenager while visiting my grandparents in Wisconsin I once saw a man drive his riding lawnmower to a gas station and fill it up. That just seems like such a Wisconsin thing to do.

Odd...
Forum: SLC 11 January 2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 24,604
Posted By WildaBeast
I'm no longer allowed to send my sister random...

I'm no longer allowed to send my sister random Korean junk mail that I find on the street.
Forum: SLC 10 January 2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,151
Posted By WildaBeast
I just got a text message from some random person...

I just got a text message from some random person saying they want to discuss buying my house, which is not for sale. The somewhat scary thing is that the person addressed me by my correct first...
Forum: Police Blotter 10 January 2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By WildaBeast
As I understand it, one does not choose one's...

As I understand it, one does not choose one's criminal nickname, but rather the name is given to them by their peers. Apparently there are quite a few gangsters out there with nicknames that they...
Forum: Rantidote 08 January 2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 33,552
Posted By WildaBeast
Cheer Well what do you know, it actually worked. I...

Well what do you know, it actually worked. I honestly wasn't all that optimistic. But I got home last night, reconnected the thermostat, and the furnace came on and stayed on until it reached the...
Forum: Rantidote 07 January 2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 33,552
Posted By WildaBeast
In an online help forum someone said they were...

In an online help forum someone said they were able to at least temporarily fix a similar issue by "resetting" both the furnace and the Nest. So just to see if it works this morning I turned off the...
Forum: Techno-Babble 07 January 2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By WildaBeast
Sorry for the double post days later, but I...

Sorry for the double post days later, but I learned on another forum that these particular ex-Singapore Airlines A380s were the first couple of A380s ever built, and they had some issues with their...
Forum: Amusement Bark 07 January 2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 38,091
Posted By WildaBeast
That reminds me, I re-watched a few episodes of...

That reminds me, I re-watched a few episodes of Fawlty Towers over the holidays. John Cleese is brilliant. And it's available on Netflix as well.
Forum: SLC 07 January 2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 24,604
Posted By WildaBeast
In sort of a continuation of the previous dream,...

In sort of a continuation of the previous dream, a couple of nights ago I learned that people actually take out loans to buy Lego cars. These, however, didn't seem to be actual functional cars, but...
Forum: Rantidote 07 January 2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 33,552
Posted By WildaBeast
LTTAM: It's been a very windy day, and there was...

LTTAM: It's been a very windy day, and there was a very brief (less than a minute) power outage a few hours ago. It seems like now my HVAC system is screwed up. I don't know if it's related to the...
Forum: Rantidote 07 January 2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,427
Posted By WildaBeast
My own "I can't even" moment: The last time I...

My own "I can't even" moment: The last time I got a haircut the stylist working at the chair next to the one I was in was in the middle of a rant about how political correctness is destroying the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 January 2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,701
Posted By WildaBeast
Hundreds of TSA screeners, working without pay, calling out sick at major airports

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/04/politics/shutdown-tsa-screening/index.html


I can't really blame them. I wouldn't want to go to work if I wasn't getting paid, either.
Forum: Techno-Babble 04 January 2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By WildaBeast
Airplane Well, most planes have a useful lifespan of 20-30...

Well, most planes have a useful lifespan of 20-30 years*, the A380 being no exception. Singapore Airlines is a bit of an outlier in the airline industry in that they prefer to fly only newer planes,...
Forum: Amusement Bark 03 January 2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 310,491
Posted By WildaBeast
Yes, that one. And I think that's the word I...

Yes, that one. And I think that's the word I wanted for both that kid and Shatner.
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