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Old 08 February 2018, 03:20 PM
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I was going to come here to post about the dead rat I saw on the side walk while walking Ferdinand (the odd part being first, it was dead and second, that Ferd ignored it), but decided that seeing a grilled chicken breast on the sidewalk, which Ferd also ignored, was odder.

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Old 08 February 2018, 08:30 PM
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This happened a long time ago, but your story of "food in the wrong place/in the street" reminded me- about ten years ago a friend and I were driving around. We saw a woman several blocks ahead of us walk from the sidewalk out to the double yellow lines in the street, dump a sack of potatoes onto the road, and then go back to her house.


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Old 09 February 2018, 07:13 AM
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I didn't see this but heard it. My dad and I were eating at the Polish restaurant here and they pipe in Polish pop music. So, okay, Una Paloma Blanca I expected (everything but Una Paloma Blanca was in Polish). The Battle Hymn of the Republic, complete with English Glory, Glory Alleluias? Not so much.
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Old 10 February 2018, 10:37 PM
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Today I saw an SUV with yard tchotkes on its top.
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Old 11 February 2018, 10:33 AM
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Someone in the neighbourhood was doing some yard work and I think their garden fork might be due for retirement

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Old 11 February 2018, 02:52 PM
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And that is why, if you actually use one with any frequency, a $75 digging fork is cheaper than a $15 digging fork.

(Although there is a faint possibility that somebody did something entirely unreasonable to it.)
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Old 11 February 2018, 07:13 PM
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That's known as a stanky-leg fork and is quite collectible in some circles.
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Old 11 February 2018, 07:21 PM
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Looks like they tried to dig out a large rock with that fork.
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Old 12 February 2018, 02:05 AM
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Not something I saw but heard: What is it with the Brits and their pronunciations? Brit Lee Diffy is announcing parts of the Olympics. He is also an announcer for the Formula 1 races and other car races here in the US. Just now a guy named Mazdzer won the silver in the luge. Diffy pronounced his name 'Mazda." Yet when announcing car races he pronounces the car Mazda as Mazder. Another announcer when interviewing Mazdzer pronounced his name as mazder. What is up with Diffy?
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Old 12 February 2018, 01:55 PM
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That's known as a stanky-leg fork and is quite collectible in some circles.
Seriously? What circles, and how much will they pay for one?
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Old 12 February 2018, 02:31 PM
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Seriously? What circles, and how much will they pay for one?
I'm sensing the equivalent of a lottery winner!
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Old 12 February 2018, 04:35 PM
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, which Ferd also ignored, was odder.

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Is your dog OK? That is not normal dog behavior!
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Old 12 February 2018, 05:11 PM
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This was actually heard rather than seen. My cubicle is across from one the conference rooms, which means I always overhear people when they're gathering for a meeting. I just overheard someone stop by the conference room apparently looking for someone. Someone else replied, in complete seriousness, "Dave's not here."

For those of you who don't understand why that's funny, see Cheech and Chong.
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Old 12 February 2018, 08:42 PM
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Seriously? What circles, and how much will they pay for one?
I sense you have amassed a collection?
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Old 12 February 2018, 09:22 PM
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On Friday (February 9th!) I saw a Christmas tree tied to the roof of a car. It wasn't artificial, and didn't have a root ball. It was cut off at the base like a Christmas tree is. It was a bit sparse but still looked fresh and seemed quite serviceable.
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Old 12 February 2018, 10:01 PM
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Someone else replied, in complete seriousness, "Dave's not here."
Now that I think about it, that post really belonged in "little things that make you giggle", but I'd forgotten about that thread and it's too late to edit so I'll leave it here.
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Old 12 February 2018, 10:38 PM
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I sense you have amassed a collection?
I've probably only got one or two bent ones, and not bent that badly (though they could become bent that badly ), but I bet I could lay my hands on some more without too much difficulty.
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Old 13 February 2018, 02:33 PM
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Is your dog OK? That is not normal dog behavior!
Okay for Ferdinand--keep in mind he takes pheno, and I think that might affect his sense of smell.

I also suspect that neither the rat nor the chicken breast were at a particularly fragrant stage of decomp (I couldn't smell them, and I know I can smell rotting meat).

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Old 13 February 2018, 05:06 PM
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Odd thing I saw last night: When I went to take the garbage cans to the curb last night I looked over at a house around the corner that's currently for sale. I'm not sure if it's occupied, but it was obvious no one was there at the time at least. The odd thing was that there was a light just inside the entryway that was flashing on and off. It's not like someone was standing there flipping the light switch on and off -- the frequency was too regular for that. It's like it was connected to some automated flasher, like a turn signal, or a flashing Christmas light.
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Old 13 February 2018, 05:31 PM
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@Wildabeast, that reminds me of a house that I drive past often. A few years ago, everytime I drove past the house something new was happening. One time, there was a cheaply made "pig house" for a pig named Herbie. And a sign that said that a pig farm was coming soon. Never was there actually a pig running around. Then there was a little ghost hanging in the window for awhile. At some point there was a red strobe light that would flash at night. Eventually, someone put a sign on the the driveway bridge over the ditch that said that bridge was condemned. However, on a few occasions a truck was parked on the bridge that was supposedly condemned. I think the guy that owned the house was trying to get back at the neighbor, who was his ex-wife. Eventually, the township got after this guy for having a nuisance property.
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