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by Typeminer
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Which Side Should You Tie Your Dirndl?
Replies: 28
Views: 3951

Re: Which Side Should You Tie Your Dirndl?

Ah, vowels... Some don't know how the Great Plains were populated by European immigrants. There were companies which sent recruiters to various places to advertise the opportunities, and they were tailored to match regions. That's why a lot of Swedes and Norwegians wound up in Minnesota, etc. Accor...
by Typeminer
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: New Horizons for New Years!
Replies: 11
Views: 1796

Re: New Horizons for New Years!

I'm not so sure; Antarctica is still at the bottom of an ocean of air, it's hard to live there for the staff, and I wonder how much of the time would the sky be obscured by clouds? If we are going to go big, lets set up something on the Moon's Far Side. You still have to ship in stuff, but if given...
by Typeminer
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Was the Site Down, Tuesday Eve? (11Nov2018)
Replies: 20
Views: 2490

Re: Was the Site Down, Tuesday Eve? (11Nov2018)

Good lord. Those urban Texas roads sound worse than Pennsylvania highways. And my entire family is accursed to the gods of vulcanized rubber. (Leading theory is that some ancestor told Charlie Goodyear a really bad joke.) Anyhow, in my native county in Northern Greater Appalachia, they do have four ...
by Typeminer
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Was the Site Down, Tuesday Eve? (11Nov2018)
Replies: 20
Views: 2490

Re: Was the Site Down, Tuesday Eve? (11Nov2018)

Two tires? Wha'd you run over?
by Typeminer
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Was the Site Down, Tuesday Eve? (11Nov2018)
Replies: 20
Views: 2490

Re: Was the Site Down, Tuesday Eve? (11Nov2018)

I didn't have any trouble with the site yesterday, but don't remember just when I was checking.
by Typeminer
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5504
Views: 824921

Re: More Stuff

Atomic wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:59 pm
GlytchMeister wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:03 pm
NOOOOOO


ALL THAT CHOCOLATE

WASTED
Noooo -- not wasted at all. They added Ice Cream and made Rocky Road!

Badum Kisssshhh....
Hey, think you scooped Dave on that one. :mrgreen:
by Typeminer
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Phix 2018-12-07
Replies: 33
Views: 3766

Re: Phix 2018-12-07

[quote="Sgt. Howard" post_id=92710 time=1544426621 user_id=126} … and... beyond my understanding... she is totally in love with me. No accounting for taste, I guess.... :) [/quote] I have learned the hard way that women who find me attractive tend to have bad judgment in other areas, as well. :mrgr...
by Typeminer
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Photo Album
Replies: 405
Views: 97440

Re: Photo Album

GlytchMeister wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:58 pm
Take a sphere, now take a scoop out of it, now stretch the whole thing vertically.
Aha! Thanks!
by Typeminer
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5504
Views: 824921

Re: More Stuff

Never mind. I can see that we are on opposite sides of this and neither of us will convince the other. Current copyright, BTW, is creator's life plus seventy-five years. Trademark expires, but can be regularly renewed with no limitation. I do think one downside is that useful works of limited comme...
by Typeminer
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Photo Album
Replies: 405
Views: 97440

Re: Photo Album

That is pretty damn cool. I'm not sure of the shape of the object from the images. 8-)
by Typeminer
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5504
Views: 824921

Re: More Stuff

I've known bottle jacks that failed because they didn't hold pressure, but none that exploded. Limited experience, I guess. :mrgreen: Observationally, all the younger guys who work on cars in the streets around here use the little floor jacks. I used to raise the vehicle with whatever I could find t...
by Typeminer
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving.
Replies: 5
Views: 1127

Re: Happy Thanksgiving.

First Thanksgiving since both the parents are gone. My niece is on deployment in Iraq, and her husband was invited to spend the day with fellow firefighters. So my brother was here for four days. We selectively observed our father's traditions for the day. Deschuttes Black Butte porter--Check. Redbr...
by Typeminer
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Whiskey, Vodka, Rum, and more!
Topic: Local Beer Gardens and Micro-Brews in General
Replies: 25
Views: 11793

Re: Local Beer Gardens and Micro-Brews in General

So nice to see Jasper! We all know she's a good dog. 8-)

It's hard to explain to dogs that the access and accommodation laws in many jurisdictions are highly discriminatory against Canine-Americans. :mrgreen:
by Typeminer
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Anyone see any problems with the site?
Replies: 9
Views: 1537

Re: Anyone see any problems with the site?

I'm not seeing anything just clicking around, but this is the only thread I've opened. Logging in from a Win7 desktop running Chrome.
by Typeminer
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Why Am I Like This 2018-11-05
Replies: 26
Views: 3229

Re: Why Am I Like This 2018-11-05

Atomic wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:56 pm
I ran amok once. The paperwork was horrible, and don't get me started on the taxes...
Chico said he useta run amok duck for a da Chinese restaurant mob.

*Ducks and covers*
by Typeminer
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Let Me Finish 2018-10-26
Replies: 38
Views: 4334

Re: Let Me Finish 2018-10-26

Save the Nauga! Collect the whole set! Everyone says "Save the Whales!" You ever try saving whales? Just one of them takes up the whole garage. Every damn cat within in a mile radius hangs out in the yard, too. It's a hell of a mess. :shock: But seriously, back when I was into whitewater canoeing, ...
by Typeminer
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5504
Views: 824921

Re: More Stuff

Another thing to consider, is that if the person was never taught any better, they may not even realize that they smell... Back when I was working at a summer camp as the Horse Director (i.e. in charge of the barn and the horseback riding program), I worked with those horses all day, so that the sm...
by Typeminer
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: L.A.'s 'Sports Equinox'
Replies: 7
Views: 1141

Re: L.A.'s 'Sports Equinox'

Dave wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:01 pm
With all of these events and people coming together in the pubs, it's clearly a Barmonic Convergence.
I thought Callahan's Place was out on Long Island somewhere. Is it moving in space now? :mrgreen:
by Typeminer
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Schtupid Email Scams
Replies: 188
Views: 44060

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

I got a robocall in Mandarin today. I work from home. Calls to my work number are redirected to my home landline, so I have to pick up during business hours. I get a lot of scam robocalls, of course, but this was interesting. There was music, and the message seemed to repeat. Sounded like a hold mes...
by Typeminer
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: On current events... (Hot button topic - Kavanaugh Confirmations)
Replies: 42
Views: 5172

Re: On current events... (Hot button topic - Kavanaugh Confirmations)

Of course, the USA is not a parliamentary democracy. It was a revolutionary democratic republic in the 18th century, but parliamentary democracy is a newer system that has some advantages over the US model. Voting for third parties generally doesn't work well in the US, though the major parties have...