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by Catawampus
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5347
Views: 687228

Re: More Stuff

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 the email, I have decided to join. Remember to end every piece with "S...
by Catawampus
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5347
Views: 687228

Re: More Stuff

lake_wrangler wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:54 pm
I'd still like to hear from anyone who has heard of it, has tried it, or is currently using it.
You writing about it is the very first that I've ever heard of it.
by Catawampus
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5347
Views: 687228

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Beware that he's not in fact a supervillain, bent in destroying the world by making the English language incomprehensible... ... Well... More incomprehensible, anyway... :P :mrgreen: :lol: It would need to be a rather long-term plan, seeing as how I took her class a quarter century ago. I'd be more...
by Catawampus
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5347
Views: 687228

Re: More Stuff

Now that I've replied topically, here's what I came here to post: Talk about a tongue twister! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1edPxKqiptw I learned written English long before I learned spoken English. When I did finally get to hear spoken English, it was at a point in my life when I was traveling...
by Catawampus
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5347
Views: 687228

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And of course, it's even worse when the stuff getting all poofy are actual explosives! During WW 1, an ammunition ship in Halifax, Nova Scotia went kaboom - 3 Kiloton worth -- the largest non-nuclear explosion ever prior to nukes. On the "plus" side, due to all of the people ashore sitting and watc...
by Catawampus
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5347
Views: 687228

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Just plain ammonium nitrate (without an added hydrocarbon fuel) can explode, if sufficiently mistreated. If it's heated enough, it can decompose explosively... that's what happened in the Texas City disaster I was alluding to (a ship loaded with AN caught fire, burned hot enough to boil the water a...
by Catawampus
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: June 4th - Quick Update
Replies: 27
Views: 1034

Re: June 4th - Quick Update

Of course, we are discussing the daughter of the blackthorn, so how much of this applies is . . . questionable. Yeah, technically she probably doesn't even have any muscle, instead having some weird vine movement ability (which might work similar to muscle tissue, or not; turgor pressure, perhaps?)...
by Catawampus
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5347
Views: 687228

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Actually, there are a few shop vacs in the workshop, but I have yet to see if they work... A shop vac, with an outboard cyclone separator, would be a good approach (the separator will dump most of the sawdust into a separate container, keeping it from reaching and clogging the shop-vac filter). And...
by Catawampus
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Watch NASA assembling the next Mars rover - live
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: Watch NASA assembling the next Mars rover - live

Next up: live-streaming efforts to manipulate drops of asphalt into forming a new Mars rover, as a new form of 3D printing!
by Catawampus
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: A Steal at $28K
Replies: 37
Views: 755

Re: A Steal at $28K

That is, indeed, quite the offer. Only my lack of cash, and the fact that local roads, as well as road salt in the winter, would damage that car too quickly prevent me from seriously considering it. But I've always been fascinated by cars of that era. One in original configuration would be interest...
by Catawampus
Wed May 15, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: In My Hair 2019-05-15
Replies: 9
Views: 430

Re: In My Hair 2019-05-15

I am very much impressed with the quick thinking of those two in pushing Pickle out of the way and springing into action. Preventing the deployment of a WMD is always a good idea. How much do they know about Castela's power, though? Bud and Digit know, and Digit made a point of keeping Valerie out ...
by Catawampus
Wed May 01, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Long Distance 2019-05-01
Replies: 11
Views: 467

Re: Long Distance 2019-05-01

I suspect that those spots on the Naked Twister pinups might not be plastic paste-on's, but might be ursine in nature... If that were the case, though, then who would be there to play the game after all the trouble of setting it up? Invite Skylar and Ruri to spin the dial? Unless the ursine spots a...
by Catawampus
Wed May 01, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Long Distance 2019-05-01
Replies: 11
Views: 467

Re: Long Distance 2019-05-01

But Castela's sleeping bag was destroyed during the last club sleepover! Shawna's plan is flawed!! The romance between these two is doomed!!!

(Unless Castela bought a new one, but what are the chances of that?)
by Catawampus
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: I've been enjoying Game of Thrones
Replies: 21
Views: 763

Re: I've been enjoying Game of Thrones

So now it's on to the spin-offs:

Game of Thrones Babies!
Game of Thrones, the Musical!
Game of Thrones in Space!
The Game of Thrones Cooking Challenge!
by Catawampus
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Schtupid Email Scams
Replies: 186
Views: 24332

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

I've yet to receive any e-mail scams that I'm aware of, but today I had my first ever telephone scam! Yay! Now I feel like a true piece of society! I missed the initial part of the message because I let my voicemail answer, but apparently the IRS is going to charge me with. . .something, unless I ca...
by Catawampus
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: From The Archive 2019-04-22
Replies: 33
Views: 1207

Re: From The Archive 2019-04-22

Well, if the paranormals have a superior image-capture technology, they're unlikely to allow a mere human to learn enough about it to use it effectively. Eh, we've already seen plenty of humans (and people who were originally thought to be humans) who are fully aware of paranormalness going on arou...
by Catawampus
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5347
Views: 687228

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This is why Islam exists as a large scale religion. The Monophysite christians were abused by the Orthodox churge to the point that they pretty much migrated to Islam en-masse. That was almost all of the population of Egypt at the time. That's a large part of the reason why a small group of poorly-...
by Catawampus
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: From The Archive 2019-04-22
Replies: 33
Views: 1207

Re: From The Archive 2019-04-22

FreeFlier wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:17 pm
So why would it have to be a paranormal that took the photo? Katherine took photos of the rock paintings during her adventures with Atsali.
Who said that it had to be a paranormal?
by Catawampus
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: I've been enjoying Game of Thrones
Replies: 21
Views: 763

Re: I've been enjoying Game of Thrones

I read the first three or four books, but the story got so monotonous to me that I lost interest and haven't bothered to keep up with the newer releases. I did check out the first disc of the first season of the television series from the local library, but haven't watched anything beyond that becau...
by Catawampus
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5347
Views: 687228

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Yeah, Judas has provided some rather difficult problems in the history of theology, in regards to everything from predestination to the nature of Jesus' sacrifice. Which mainstream religious authorities generally resolved by simply ignoring the problems when possible, silencing dissenters, and refus...