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The Lounge / @ John Davis
« on: December 20, 2011, 07:36:33 PM »
 :'(

Ha.  We feel your pain.  Believe me.

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The Lounge / Why Are People Such Jerks?
« on: October 14, 2011, 12:04:54 PM »
I have always been a trusting sort of person; I was brought up that way.  No more.  My little lake cabin has been totally stripped of everything right down to the electrical wiring and doors and cabinets and light fixtures removed.  It's a weekend type of place that's been there for ages without so much as a 2x4 stolen before.  Bless me for having good insurance.  Now I'm having to sort through old pics and trying to remember everything that's gone.  Just making the inventory gives me a headache.

We will now put the place up for sale the way it sits and be done with worrying about horrible people who just take whatever they want.  It was a pretty little place high above the water in an oak and maple woods with good fishing and many good times will be remembered.  Damnation to all thieves also because I've lost trusting in people.


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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Human Spontaneous Combustion
« on: September 23, 2011, 04:46:04 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15032614

Anyone have a clue about human spontaneous combustion?  I was always told belief in this oddity was non-scientific and ignorant.

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The Lounge / Slaves, Cockle Pickers, and Leighton Buzzard
« on: September 11, 2011, 05:36:49 PM »
I did not realize that cockles were picked.  All this time I thought they were gathered, collected, or just raked up.  You Brits! 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/11/leighton-buzzard-slaves-released

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / E-book Readers
« on: September 02, 2011, 09:24:57 AM »
I'm considering the options.  Who likes which one?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Dept. of Education SWAT team
« on: June 08, 2011, 09:00:43 AM »
The entire US Dept of Education is a bunch of cretins.

http://www.news10.net/news/article/141072/2/Dept-of-Education-breaks-down-Stockton-mans-door

Edit:  I sincerely hope this is a hoax.

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The Lounge / The "What is Dumber?" Thread
« on: May 12, 2011, 07:34:58 AM »
Okay, so what is dumber than building your casino on the wrong side of the levee?

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The Lounge / Who Is The Moron?
« on: May 01, 2011, 10:41:16 AM »
Who is the moron that keeps jerking around the site?  A pox be on you!

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Ivory Coast
« on: April 03, 2011, 11:16:17 AM »
To the French troops: I wish you well.

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Flat Earth General / The Roman Arch
« on: February 24, 2011, 12:27:29 AM »
Looking at a Roman arch and paying particular attention to the shape of the keystone should tell anyone in about two minutes that the forces acting upon this very strong structure are downward. Observation only is required; no assumptions need be made and should satisfy even the most ardent zetetist among us. The Davis model is superior to the UA model.

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The Lounge / Thanks, Daniel!
« on: January 31, 2011, 09:54:36 AM »
Happy again.  ;D

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The Lounge / I survived...
« on: January 17, 2011, 10:55:20 AM »
...a family wedding.  I did not let down the side.  Our crew was every bit as presentable as the bride's.  I am so very glad it is finally over.  How many pairs of gloves am I expected to own, anyway?

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The Lounge / Seattle Superhero
« on: January 04, 2011, 01:29:42 PM »
But can he fly?  Is he crazy?  How long before he's shot dead?

http://www.kirotv.com/news/26363364/detail.html

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The Lounge / Security Scare Foiled!
« on: January 04, 2011, 11:35:09 AM »
  I got a phone call this morning from Walmart.com wanting to know if I bought a $300 gift card online.  "NO NO NO,"  I said.  Immediate call to the bank stopped the whole thing in its tracks and this was the only fraudulent charge. Lucky me.

What I want to know now is how the heck did Walmart figure out it was a suspicious charge?  How did they know my phone number?  Security must be better than I had imagined.   :)

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / UN mulls internet regulation options
« on: December 17, 2010, 07:44:39 AM »
The UN, spearheaded by Brazil, considers internet regulation and is using Wikileaks as the excuse.  I predict outbreak of cholera.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/242051,un-mulls-internet-regulation-options.aspx

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The Lounge / What Have I Wrought?
« on: November 17, 2010, 10:40:32 AM »

Apparently, I have overfed my songbirds all summer.  A cardinal is now so fat he has become aerodynamically unstable and he fell off backward from his favorite tree branch this morning.  Should I feel guilty or just carry on laughing?

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The Lounge / All Souls' Day
« on: November 02, 2010, 10:32:00 AM »
Today is All Souls' Day.  What have you planned to celebrate?  I'll be attending a poker party at the cemetery.

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The Lounge / The Fifth of July
« on: July 05, 2010, 10:43:07 AM »
I'm tired, sunburned, slightly hungover, and won't have to eat for a week.

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The Lounge / Colorado Infested With Vampires
« on: June 30, 2010, 10:17:05 AM »
The woman got away uninjured. Are Colorado vampires just lame?

http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-vampire-crash-txt,0,4980779.story

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The Lounge / Russian Spies!!!
« on: June 29, 2010, 11:14:01 AM »
I don't think it was anybody I know.

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It is becoming the home of bawing spammers.  May we have some guidelines in place, please.


Baaaaawwwww.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Those Poor Animals
« on: March 27, 2010, 10:56:10 AM »
For the gullible Americans among us, the rest of you guys can skip this:

You know those Humane Society of the US ads?  with all the poor doggies and kitties?  I'd already decided it was probably a rip off just because of the ad blitz, so an idle five minutes garnered this:

http://www.ag.ny.gov/bureaus/charities2/pdfs/2009_Pennies.pdf       Scroll to page 11

Basically what it says for all of us too preoccupied to look, in 2009 they took in (in New York state alone) $1,950,521.00 and the 'charity' got $103,141.00 or 5.29%. It doesn't address what the ad producers were paid to film all that misery.

I have to quit turning over rocks cause I just get depressed. This seems a good web site to check out other charities, BTW.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Greek Bailout
« on: March 25, 2010, 11:14:47 AM »
So the EU is considering turning to the IMF for help in a Greek bailout?  Oh, goody.


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The Lounge / Welcome Iris
« on: March 03, 2010, 07:56:19 AM »
Hello and welcome!  :)

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The Lounge / AP reporting 8.8 quake in Chile
« on: February 27, 2010, 08:05:48 AM »
  ...and a tsunami warning.

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Arts & Entertainment / Music Quiz
« on: February 20, 2010, 05:55:22 PM »
What song is most likely to get you killed if you're a karaoke warbler?



Make your guess and check your answer:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/07/world/asia/07karaoke.html

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The Lounge / The Appalachian Trail
« on: December 16, 2009, 11:45:31 AM »
Has anyone here hiked it or pieces of it?  I'm planning on just doing pieces at a time, starting at the Georgia southern terminus.  It's one of the things to do on my Big List and I figure I'd better get started this spring.  Yeah, I always spend the winter reading seed catalogues and planning spring stuff.

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