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Old 19 September 2018, 09:38 PM
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The Titanic sank, their problem was not billing it as unsankable.
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Old 20 September 2018, 04:15 PM
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Today should be Talk Like a Parrot Day.

ETA: Other suggestions:

Talk Like Ye Olden Times Day (lots of thee's and thine's)

Talk Like Shakespeare Day (foresooth and yeah, verily)

Talk Like a Surrealist Day (on the Rst of Banana)

Talk Like Trump Day (you can only use the words found in a children's primer and every sentence ends with "Sad!")
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Old 20 September 2018, 04:54 PM
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Today should be Talk Like a Parrot Day.
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Old 20 September 2018, 06:59 PM
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Today should be Talk Like a Parrot Day.
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Old 20 September 2018, 07:20 PM
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Polly wants a cracker.

Now.

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Old 20 September 2018, 08:54 PM
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I'm pining for the fjords.
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Old 20 September 2018, 09:20 PM
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GenYus's Law of Snopes: Eventually, if it lasts long enough, every thread turns to Monty Python.
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Old 20 September 2018, 11:51 PM
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Often, it becomes the Argument Clinic.
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Old 20 September 2018, 11:53 PM
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No it doesn't.
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Old 21 September 2018, 01:39 PM
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No one expects the Spanish inquisition!
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Old 23 September 2018, 10:16 AM
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Some friends were going to drop off a pirate chest to my house tonight for my Halloween decorations so I put on my pirate costume for the occasion, including some makeup to darken my eyes and make my features look leaner. I wandered into the kitchen to get something and had a brief conversation with my housemate and he didn't even ask why I was dressed up. I think he's getting used to my quirks.
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Old 23 September 2018, 06:21 PM
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Hi everybody! Back in May, I accidentally logged out and couldn't remember my password. The "forgot my password" process did nothing -- I tried it multiple times. This weekend, I got a new Chrome book, and after an update, it opened the ULMB page, with my password populated, so I decided to try logging in -- and it worked.

So, what I have missed?
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Old 23 September 2018, 06:37 PM
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Old 23 September 2018, 07:25 PM
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So, what I have missed?
Let me 'splain. No, there is too much, let me sum up...

First the earth cooled, then the dinosaurs came. But they got too fat so they all died and turned into oil. The the Arabs came and bought Mercedes-Benzs.
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Old 24 September 2018, 01:41 PM
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A person on my FB (who loves comedy and comedy films and even performs as a stand up comedian occasionally) posted about something or other and at the end of her post just happened to mention that her keyboard had apricot jam on it. In response I posted a gif of the scene from Spaceballs where Lonestar 'jams' the Spaceballs' radar and she was very confused by that.

It never occurred to me someone from my approximate age group who loved comedy films wouldn't have ever seen the movie Spaceballs so I didn't think I'd have to explain the reference but she confirmed that she's never seen it.



... and then someone else came in after me and posted "I'm surrounded by a$$#*!&s!!!" which must have been even more confusing.
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Old 24 September 2018, 02:18 PM
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Sue, were you affected by the tornado on Friday?
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Old 24 September 2018, 02:22 PM
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We lost our power and didn't get it back until Saturday night but we were very fortunate. The devastation in some of the communities near us is heartbreaking. Knock wood but as of right now no one has died but a few people are in the hospital in critical condition so sadly that could change.
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Old 24 September 2018, 02:32 PM
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That's good to hear, Sue.


we were at my in-laws for the week-end. Their town had electricity but some of the smaller ones didn't. But the gas station ran out of fuel by Saturday afternoon and the supermarket was full of people getting food and water.


I normally gas up just outside of Ottawa because the gas is normally several cents cheaper but this time I filled up in Hudson before leaving Quebec. I'm rather glad I did.
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Old 24 September 2018, 02:38 PM
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For those who may be wondering what happened here is a story about the tornado:

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/...e-tornado.html

The worst thing for us was that without power we really had no idea how bad, or how widespread, the damage and the loss of power was. We went out Saturday morning seeking hot coffee and were shocked by the news on the car radio. Things like this just don't happen in our area. Well they do but not often that's for sure! Finding that hot coffee BTW was a little like searching for the holy grail! Anyplace that was open had long line ups but we perservered! You were wise to gas up before you got near us because the gas stations that were open had monstrous line ups as well!

Like a lot of people I am sure, we are reviewing our "disaster plan". Essentially it doesn't exist. We have flashlights and we have all our camping gear but we didn't have any of our water jugs filled (we didn't need it in the end but some people in our part of town sure did!) we also had no batteries for our radios. We've gotten so accustomed to getting our news from our phones or the TV that we rarely even use our radios anymore. First purchases after coffee Saturday were a better flashlight and some batteries!!

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Old 24 September 2018, 03:26 PM
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Some of those scenes look horrific.


I didn't know anything about it until I got to Manotick. Nearly everywhere was closed and the traffic lights were out. We'd had heavy rains and reasonably strong winds on Friday but nothing nearly as bad as Ontario.


Obviously, if I'd have known I wouldn't have traveled and gone another week-end. All I saw were a few branches down.


I'm going to check my generators this week. I haven't needed them for two years and I'd best get some new gas containers since I've not used them for that long neither and I suspect the plasticisers may have either started to degrade or been dissolved into the petrol.


New flashlights and batteries here too, I think.
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