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Old 28 March 2017, 03:32 PM
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I love the doctor "we're going to fix this....needless to say" .
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Old 02 June 2017, 09:21 PM
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This ad makes me laugh every time. "Captain?" "Captain!"...

ETA: A little background.
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Old 03 June 2017, 05:46 AM
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This ad makes me laugh every time. "Captain?" "Captain!"...

ETA: A little background.
...One-Day International cricket Captain Eoin Morgan...

Maybe now people will learn how to pronounce it.
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Old 03 June 2017, 04:11 PM
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Normally I hate any kind of shoe commercial that caters to the idea that all women want is to accumulate closets full of shoes. Usually these commercials come with a nice helping of "wifey is doing this behind hubbies back" or "wifey is an airhead and wasting hubbies money and doesn't care if the family has to eat ramen noodles". It was a little refreshing to see the new Just Fab commercial where the husband challenges the wife as to why she needs so many shoes and she responds "because I like them, it's my money and it makes me happy". And he had to admit those were good reasons.

In the interests of full disclosure I own maybe 5 pairs of shoes total but it's the principal of the thing I like. I don't get the need to own every shoe in the shop either but if you can afford it and you want it and no one else is doing without because of it then who cares?
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Old 03 June 2017, 04:37 PM
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I have that same discussion with my husband, but about RPG game books. No, I can't possibly play them all, but if a new game gets my attention, I may want to get it just to read. Call me a collector of game books, if you will.
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I have that same discussion with my husband, but about RPG game books. No, I can't possibly play them all, but if a new game gets my attention, I may want to get it just to read. Call me a collector of game books, if you will.
I know a bunch of people who buy GURPS sourcebooks not because they play GURPS, but because the sourcebooks are great sources of information and inspiration. I have a large handful of older RPGS that I have never and will never play, but I like having them around - they make for interesting reading (for certain values of interesting, of course ).
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Old 08 June 2017, 12:58 AM
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This Angel Soft Commercial with father and son dealing with a breakup. Have to admit, part of me is like, "Using toilet paper as tissue?" but the rest of me just finds this commercial so sweet.
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Old 08 June 2017, 01:05 AM
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Have you really never blown your nose on a piece of toilet paper? What do you do when you're out of tissues?
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Old 08 June 2017, 01:30 AM
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Shirt sleeves or the neckline of a t-shirt.
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Old 08 June 2017, 03:21 PM
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Have you really never blown your nose on a piece of toilet paper? What do you do when you're out of tissues?
Something I quickly learned when visiting my in-laws was to bring my own box of tissues. They don't have them in their house (or at least where I could find them). I always thought it odd that Mr S would grab TP to blow his nose, until I met his in-laws.

I come from a family of people with weepy sinuses. We never, ever run out of tissues.
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Old 08 June 2017, 04:03 PM
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DH and I keep a roll in the kitchen to use as needed so we don't have to traipse into the bathroom every time we need a nose blow. It's cheaper than buying boxes of tissue for a single purpose. I like to multipurpose.
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Old 08 June 2017, 05:29 PM
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In the other direction, I usually have a few sheets of facial tissue in my pocket. It's generally used for my nose; but, if I'm out in the woods or at a bathroom that unexpectedly has no paper, it's also useful as toilet paper.

-- my nose is more sensitive than my butt, apparently. I use decent quality toilet paper, because the really cheap stuff isn't very absorptive; but I don't need it good quality enough to use routinely on my face. Mileage obviously varies.
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I find that toilet paper is too fragile to make an effective tissue.
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Old 08 June 2017, 05:51 PM
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Tissues are definitely better for nose-blowing. But sometimes you gotta make do.

Re: TP quality, I buy the softest non-scented stuff I can find, because (TMI warning) I have IBS.
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Old 08 June 2017, 05:56 PM
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I tried softer TP but found that it would pill up in use. I've found the moistened wipes to be the best. Tough enough to provide thorough cleaning, but much softer feeling.
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Old 08 June 2017, 06:11 PM
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I use those, too. I even carry a few in a baggy in my purse, in case of, um, issues while I'm not at home.

But I don't flush wipes, no matter what the label says. I used to, and then I had big old sewer backup in my house.
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Old 09 June 2017, 01:24 AM
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And now we've got a long discussion about toilet paper and its usage going. I love this messageboard, I really do. Though the discussion is still lacking in groanworthy puns, so it can't call itself a proper Snopes thread.

Though anyone else find the commercial just so sweet? I keep trying to be a misanthrope, but I remain an absolute sucker for corny stuff designed to sell products, even if said product is meant for wiping one's rear end. I just smile whenever the dad is talking about how he had no game.
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Old 10 June 2017, 02:10 AM
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...One-Day International cricket Captain Eoin Morgan...

Maybe now people will learn how to pronounce it.
My nephew's class last year had an Eoin and an Owen. They were known as "Eoin E." and "Owen O."
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Old 11 June 2017, 08:33 PM
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I love this ad for BSB Bourbon. They've been accused of ripping off a classic Rainier Beer ad, but I think it's really more of a loving tribute myself, since both are (were) local Northwest companies.

Budweiser, on the other hand, did rip off at least one of the classic Rainier ads (frogs).
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And now we've got a long discussion about toilet paper and its usage going. I love this messageboard, I really do. Though the discussion is still lacking in groanworthy puns, so it can't call itself a proper Snopes thread.

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Well I tried to think of one butt I could not. Crap!
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