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by Typeminer
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 214
Views: 19700

Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

I work for the publishing office of a biology research society. Some of the editors and editorial board members, aside from their credentials as researchers, are practicing physicians doing COVID rotations in major university-affiliated hospitals. I'm not a biologist. I'm an overwound proofreader. B...
by Typeminer
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Bad Jokes II
Replies: 274
Views: 81652

Re: Bad Jokes II

Atomic wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:21 pm
Was the student involved named Earl L. Myer?
Think you mean Earl N. Meyer.

I've heard of that guy. :mrgreen:
by Typeminer
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Bad Jokes II
Replies: 274
Views: 81652

Re: Bad Jokes II

Hansontoons wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 9:10 pm
But, why a duck?

10 points for movie reference.
The Cocoanuts, Marx Brothers, 1929. 8-)
by Typeminer
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Late Bad News
Replies: 18
Views: 8068

Re: Late Bad News

Have not looked in for a long time, and am very sorry to learn this.

Almost afraid to catch up with people these days.
by Typeminer
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Bad Jokes II
Replies: 274
Views: 81652

Re: Bad Jokes II

^ I don't look in here for how long. And then that's waiting for me. :mrgreen:
by Typeminer
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5540
Views: 899420

Re: More Stuff

We do okay with two boxes for two cats.

But they're littermates. :mrgreen:
by Typeminer
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5540
Views: 899420

Re: More Stuff

Well, it's German. Wha'd you expect? :twisted:

English has weird rules, too. We just don't notice. :mrgreen:
by Typeminer
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Recent on-line ad
Replies: 13
Views: 1951

Re: Recent on-line ad

The best thing that ever came out of Maserati was the Citroen SM, and it Had Problems. Especially the one Burt Reynolds parked in the Savannah River. I've had cars I wanted to park in rivers. And an old friend used to sing a ditty she sorta stole from Neil Young: "Down by the river I shot my Volvo"
by Typeminer
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Old(er) Sarge
Replies: 13
Views: 4117

Re: Old(er) Sarge

How can I be old enough for Social Security when I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up? :mrgreen:
by Typeminer
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Photo Album
Replies: 405
Views: 107827

Re: Photo Album

Was in southwest Colorado last week- visited Mesa Verde, drove through Durango, Silverton, Ouray, Telluride, stayed in Ridgway, and visited The Black Canyon of the Gunnison. It was nice to be out of the Texas heat but not so great to be a flatlander staggering around at the local elevations. I'm no...
by Typeminer
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Apologies for downtime
Replies: 32
Views: 8113

Re: Apologies for downtime

Typing was my worst subject in high school. Grades kept dropping, because I got up to 35 wpm (on a manual typewriter) and plateaued for the rest of the semester. Gods being the evil-minded jokers that they are, my doom was sealed. :twisted: That seems somewhat ironic, considering your username whic...
by Typeminer
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Bad Jokes II
Replies: 274
Views: 81652

Re: Bad Jokes II

Some of the information signs on the Pennsylvania Turnpike are inconsistent from section to section. Brother and I have been arguing for decades over whether it's really necessary to be a lert, or if it's sufficient to just keep one in the trunk.

*Hits the gas toward the next exit.* :mrgreen:
by Typeminer
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Apologies for downtime
Replies: 32
Views: 8113

Re: Apologies for downtime

Well, I used to be able to do 30-40 words a min on an IBM Selectric... Typing was my worst subject in high school. Grades kept dropping, because I got up to 35 wpm (on a manual typewriter) and plateaued for the rest of the semester. Gods being the evil-minded jokers that they are, my doom was seale...
by Typeminer
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Vehicles
Replies: 2
Views: 1305

Re: Vehicles

lake_wrangler wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:52 pm
Out of curiosity, how long does it take a motorcycle to grow to full maturity? :P
Don't know about the bikes, but my brother is a longtime biker. He's 62. We're still waiting. :mrgreen:
by Typeminer
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: The Galaxy is Bent and Twisted...
Replies: 9
Views: 2242

Re: The Galaxy is Bent and Twisted...

We're what you get when you compress a whole bunch of hydrogen and wait awhile. :shock:
by Typeminer
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5540
Views: 899420

Re: More Stuff

What's the hazard with borax?
by Typeminer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?
Replies: 197
Views: 46909

Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

And Dave wins again. :mrgreen:
by Typeminer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5540
Views: 899420

Re: More Stuff

Meanwhile, on a completely different note (pun definitely intended)... My choir director forwarded me an email from someone looking for amateur tenor and bass singers, to join in a choir to sing Verdi's Great Requiem... After consideration, and discussion with the person who originally had sent him...
by Typeminer
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Schtupid Email Scams
Replies: 192
Views: 53129

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

It's why the things are so often laden with grammar and spelling errors, and what you would think are obvious absurdities: to screen out people smart enough to question whether the IRS would really send you a letter written in Engrish... I have to admit, I had never thought about that angle... That...
by Typeminer
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: A Steal at $28K
Replies: 37
Views: 5466

Re: A Steal at $28K

But now I'm so frosted off at Volkswagen over the diesel emissions fraud that I'll never buy another one. Better not buy a smartphone either. A bunch of manufacturers have been caught programming the phones to cook the performance numbers when the various testing suites are run. In other words, don...