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Title: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on March 29, 2021, 10:25:21 AM
Welcome to random shower thoughts w/kenarmy. I'll be updating frequently  :spin:

- How far back do bald people shave their heads?? Do they remember their hair boundary and stop there?
- Do people with one eye blink or wink?
- How do vampires get ready if they can't see themselves in mirrors?
- US 98 used to be shorter than US 57... and it was out of grid as well..
- In the future, we will probably try to remove filters from pictures.
- US 278 is longer than US 80.. that's crazy.
- You have to fake being sleep in order to sleep
- Sharks get a week, but mothers only get a day
- The toys in Toy Story had to watch Andy um.. mess with himself.. when he got older
- Some people in this forum are dead..
- Do dogs have names for us?
- During childhood, we are told that jokes about the genital areas are adult content, but once we become adults, these jokes are considered childish.
- We could mount cameras on garbage trucks and get an updated google maps.
- This could possibly be the last thing you read, and you won't know if it is unless you finish reading it.
- How long is now?
- oops, i put this on the wrong part of the forum
- you're reading this
- you won't know the last time someone says your name..

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Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Max Rockatansky on March 29, 2021, 11:27:53 AM
One from last night shared in a road group chat after the ship in the Suez Canal was freed:

But are we free?  Are we all just memes for cargo ships?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: texaskdog on March 29, 2021, 11:56:58 AM

- Do people with one eye blink or wink?
- How do vampires get ready if they can't see themselves in mirrors?
- You have to fake being sleep in order to sleep
- Sharks get a week, but mothers only get a day
- Do dogs have names for us?
- During childhood, we are told that jokes about the genital areas are adult content, but once we become adults, these jokes are considered childish.
- We could mount cameras on garbage trucks and get an updated google maps.
- This could possibly be the last thing you read, and you won't know if it is unless you finish reading it.

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I will use these for Toastmaster table topics soon
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on March 29, 2021, 03:29:28 PM
- You have to fake being sleep in order to sleep
...
ADD TO THIS

I disagree. Does that count as adding to it?  :-P
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Max Rockatansky on March 29, 2021, 03:54:10 PM
- You have to fake being sleep in order to sleep
...
ADD TO THIS

I disagree. Does that count as adding to it?  :-P

How do people fall asleep while driving then? 
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: JoePCool14 on March 29, 2021, 04:00:13 PM
Why do I waste so much time?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CoreySamson on March 29, 2021, 04:06:36 PM
Several thoughts of mine:

- If you have no nothings, do you have 0 nothings or an infinite amount of nothings?
- To a dog, a human day is an entire week.

I'll add more.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on March 29, 2021, 04:12:09 PM
- You have to fake being sleep in order to sleep
...
ADD TO THIS

I disagree. Does that count as adding to it?  :-P

How do people fall asleep while driving then?

Probably by driving while drowsy?

But even if a driver was fake-sleeping and accidentally fell asleep, that doesn't prove that you have to fake sleep in order to fall asleep for real. The vast majority of sleeping occurs in bed or elsewhere besides behind the wheel.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Max Rockatansky on March 29, 2021, 06:44:03 PM
- You have to fake being sleep in order to sleep
...
ADD TO THIS

I disagree. Does that count as adding to it?  :-P

How do people fall asleep while driving then?

Probably by driving while drowsy?

But even if a driver was fake-sleeping and accidentally fell asleep, that doesn't prove that you have to fake sleep in order to fall asleep for real. The vast majority of sleeping occurs in bed or elsewhere besides behind the wheel.

Nonetheless it definitely is a circumstance where there is documentation that people weren't faking it when they fell asleep.   
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on March 29, 2021, 08:41:34 PM
- You have to fake being sleep in order to sleep
...
ADD TO THIS
I disagree. Does that count as adding to it?  :-P
How do people fall asleep while driving then?
Probably by driving while drowsy?

But even if a driver was fake-sleeping and accidentally fell asleep, that doesn't prove that you have to fake sleep in order to fall asleep for real. The vast majority of sleeping occurs in bed or elsewhere besides behind the wheel.

Nonetheless it definitely is a circumstance where there is documentation that people weren't faking it when they fell asleep.

OK, so I don't think we're disagreeing then... we're both disagreeing with the OP.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Max Rockatansky on March 29, 2021, 08:49:27 PM
- You have to fake being sleep in order to sleep
...
ADD TO THIS
I disagree. Does that count as adding to it?  :-P
How do people fall asleep while driving then?
Probably by driving while drowsy?

But even if a driver was fake-sleeping and accidentally fell asleep, that doesn't prove that you have to fake sleep in order to fall asleep for real. The vast majority of sleeping occurs in bed or elsewhere besides behind the wheel.

Nonetheless it definitely is a circumstance where there is documentation that people weren't faking it when they fell asleep.

OK, so I don't think we're disagreeing then... we're both disagreeing with the OP.

Correct, I was trying to expound upon what you were saying.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on March 29, 2021, 09:32:15 PM
Nonetheless it definitely is a circumstance where there is documentation that people weren't faking it when they fell asleep.

OK, so I don't think we're disagreeing then... we're both disagreeing with the OP.

Correct, I was trying to expound upon what you were saying.

Gotcha - my bad.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: texaskdog on March 29, 2021, 10:00:04 PM
Why is it when someone is running away from a car chasing them in a movie they always run straight instead of running off to the side?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on March 29, 2021, 10:46:13 PM
Dying is something everyone does but they can't tell anyone about it
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Max Rockatansky on March 29, 2021, 11:12:02 PM
Dying is something everyone does but they can't tell anyone about it

Sure you can, all you have to do is be declared legally dead and be revived.  Lots of people have been through something like that although I wouldn’t call it common. 
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Big John on March 29, 2021, 11:18:50 PM
Why are Siamese cats not conjoined?

Why do flammable and inflammable have the same meaning?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US 89 on March 29, 2021, 11:49:01 PM
What did I just click on?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on March 29, 2021, 11:57:53 PM
Dying is something everyone does but they can't tell anyone about it

Sure you can, all you have to do is be declared legally dead and be revived.  Lots of people have been through something like that although I wouldn’t call it common.
That's not really dead.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Max Rockatansky on March 30, 2021, 12:01:52 AM
Dying is something everyone does but they can't tell anyone about it

Sure you can, all you have to do is be declared legally dead and be revived.  Lots of people have been through something like that although I wouldn’t call it common.
That's not really dead.

If you’re clinically dead, you’re usually actually dead. 
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on March 30, 2021, 12:03:28 AM
Dying is something everyone does but they can't tell anyone about it

Sure you can, all you have to do is be declared legally dead and be revived.  Lots of people have been through something like that although I wouldn’t call it common.
That's not really dead.

If you’re clinically dead, you’re usually actually dead.
Theoretically that shouldn't mean they are dead, since dead means the state of no longer being alive. If there are still functions of the body (heart, brain) working they are not dead. But I'm not a scientist so what do I know.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Max Rockatansky on March 30, 2021, 12:29:56 AM
Dying is something everyone does but they can't tell anyone about it

Sure you can, all you have to do is be declared legally dead and be revived.  Lots of people have been through something like that although I wouldn’t call it common.
That's not really dead.

If you’re clinically dead, you’re usually actually dead.
Theoretically that shouldn't mean they are dead, since dead means the state of no longer being alive. If there are still functions of the body (heart, brain) working they are not dead. But I'm not a scientist so what do I know.

Being declared clinically dead is generally considered actual death.  If there was no intervention from said point all life functions would cease.  Essentially all any of us are a collection of cells that are fighting to maintain living.  Once that is no longer possible then you are essentially dead.  So in theory, if you were revived somehow by a physician past that point of what would be normally the point of no return you could tell others what your experiences were in dying.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Max Rockatansky on March 30, 2021, 12:31:13 AM
Why are Siamese cats not conjoined?

Why do flammable and inflammable have the same meaning?

What is the point of flammable and inflammable when literally everything burns if heated enough?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on March 30, 2021, 05:41:57 AM
What is the point of flammable and inflammable when literally everything burns if heated enough?

Some things only melt instead of burning.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: zachary_amaryllis on March 30, 2021, 08:10:47 AM
why does the number of horses' asses exceed the number of horses?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: I-55 on March 30, 2021, 08:37:52 AM
Newton's First Law is directly responsible for my horrid sleep schedule
Anytime I searched a "bypass" on my school computer it got blocked. "By-pass" and "By pass" were fine though. Is there something I don't know?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on March 30, 2021, 08:39:02 AM
Newton's First Law is directly responsible for my horrid sleep schedule
Anytime I searched a "bypass" on my school computer it got blocked. "By-pass" and "By pass" were fine though. Is there something I don't know?


I'm guessing they blocked anything that contained "ass" and allowed certain common words (whole words only) that contained "ass", and "pass" was on that list but not "bypass".
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: GaryV on March 30, 2021, 08:43:37 AM

But even if a driver was fake-sleeping ...

Funny story told by an inter-city bus driver.  He was on an overnight trip and a lady in the front seat next to the door was afraid of him falling asleep.  He randomly closed his right eye - freaked the lady out.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: texaskdog on March 30, 2021, 08:54:04 AM
Why are Siamese cats not conjoined?

Why do flammable and inflammable have the same meaning?

We drive on a parkway and park in a driveway
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on March 30, 2021, 10:47:06 AM
- Why are we scared of alien invasions when we are quick to go to war with others on Earth??
- What if you are the only one that hears certain things? ..
- If you were wrongfully put into an insane asylum, how would you convince them that you’re actually sane and not just pretending to be sane?
- "Superheros" cause global warming and destruction.
- What were antiques when our antiques were new?
- Your salary is a monthly subscription from your employer.
- Think about the bugs in the Buckingham Palace, they probably have ancestors from the Victorian times just like the royals.
- How do you prove there isn't a dust particle in your house?
- Dropping a cup of coffee wakes you up more than drinking it.
- How do you prove 1 comes after 2? Someone told you that
- If you get second during a track meet, and the team gets second, are you helping them win or lose? (dont overthink it!)
- National Parks are just what our country used to look like
- Taking down "lost pet" signs can be really bad or good
- Why does "in a minute" sound longer than "in 2 minutes"


- A tree right now is growing wood for your coffin..

Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Max Rockatansky on March 30, 2021, 10:48:25 AM
How do I prove anyone but me actually exists?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on March 30, 2021, 10:49:00 AM
why does the number of horses' asses exceed the number of horses?
Do some horses have more than one ass?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on March 30, 2021, 02:48:05 PM






- You have to fake being sleep in order to sleep

I disagree. Does that count as adding to it?  :-P

How do people fall asleep while driving then?

Probably by driving while drowsy?

But even if a driver was fake-sleeping and accidentally fell asleep, that doesn't prove that you have to fake sleep in order to fall asleep for real. The vast majority of sleeping occurs in bed or elsewhere besides behind the wheel.

Nonetheless it definitely is a circumstance where there is documentation that people weren't faking it when they fell asleep.

OK, so I don't think we're disagreeing then... we're both disagreeing with the OP.

Correct, I was trying to expound upon what you were saying.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the forum in a nutshell.



My contribution:

Your funeral is one of the most important days of your life, but you miss attending it by a matter of days.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on March 30, 2021, 02:55:21 PM
My contribution:

Your funeral is one of the most important days of your life, but you miss attending it by a matter of days.

I will have to disagree. It is important to those one leaves behind, but it can't very well be important to the person that just passed away.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on March 30, 2021, 03:17:19 PM
why does the number of horses' asses exceed the number of horses?

Centaurs aren't horses but they have horses' asses.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Max Rockatansky on March 30, 2021, 03:21:48 PM
why does the number of horses' asses exceed the number of horses?

Centaurs aren't horses but they have horses' asses.

How to the Motaurs from the Progressive Commercials go to the bathroom?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on March 30, 2021, 03:38:50 PM
why does the number of horses' asses exceed the number of horses?

Centaurs aren't horses but they have horses' asses.

How to the Motaurs from the Progressive Commercials go to the bathroom?
They leak.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Max Rockatansky on March 30, 2021, 03:40:44 PM
why does the number of horses' asses exceed the number of horses?

Centaurs aren't horses but they have horses' asses.

How to the Motaurs from the Progressive Commercials go to the bathroom?
They leak.

So would they go to a mechanic or a doctor for that? 
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on March 30, 2021, 03:43:27 PM
Hopefully, yes.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on March 31, 2021, 08:11:24 AM
Why do books cost so much money at book fairs?? It goes against the whole read more idea.
If you fail to plan, are you really planning to fail since you failed at planning in the first place?
You could be the only one that remembers a song.
Who are supposed to call if there is a sudden zombie apocalypse?
You've probably eaten hundreds of dead animals by now.
Why do vegans drink water? that's a fish's house you liar.
Aliens would probably think our numbered system is cute, but what would they make of our anomalies?
This message can be accessed until the end of time somehow.
Every song with "every time" has been spelled "everytime" since 1998.
Why don't students have substitutes?
If you become a teacher, wouldn't it NOT be your first day at work or school?
I said I would update this page frequently!

Did I knock off the minor things that annoy you thing with my unpopular opinion threads??
If humans could fly, it would be considered exercise.
Horses used to carry vacuum cleaners (??)
You’d think Windsor Castle was named after the House of Windsor, but it’s the other way around.
You can't spell Presbyterians without "Britney Spears"
!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Takumi on March 31, 2021, 10:59:22 AM
Why are Siamese cats not conjoined?

Why do flammable and inflammable have the same meaning?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on March 31, 2021, 02:09:15 PM
That the word unpopular would become such a popular word on this forum.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on March 31, 2021, 02:23:35 PM
The word mailman is sexist.  It should be personperson instead.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Max Rockatansky on March 31, 2021, 02:38:32 PM
The word mailman is sexist.  It should be personperson instead.

Parcel Jockey
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: hbelkins on March 31, 2021, 03:00:57 PM
My contribution:

Your funeral is one of the most important days of your life, but you miss attending it by a matter of days.

I will have to disagree. It is important to those one leaves behind, but it can't very well be important to the person that just passed away.

Aren't there some faiths that put a great deal of importance on the funeral/memorial service for the deceased?

I have a bit of firsthand experience with juggling the wishes of the departed vs. the emotional needs of the survivors. My mother did not want a funeral and wanted a closed casket. My grandmother (her mother) wanted to see her one last time. We compromised by allowing her to have a private visitation with the open casket, then closed it before the public visitation. We held a graveside service for immediate family and a few close friends.

My dad did not express any sentiments about what to do after his death. I was in favor of doing nothing -- turning the body over to the funeral home and letting them bury him. I did not have an emotional need for a service. The whole thing was an ordeal I didn't want to have to endure. My brother was of the opinion that we needed to do something because of his brothers and sisters. We had no public visitation, and a private graveside service for immediate family. We didn't even announce his death publicly or allow an obituary to be placed in the newspaper until we had secured his home with an alarm system. The afternoon of his funeral, I departed for the 2010 Akron/Canton road meet held the next day. I wanted life to go on.  I actually went to work the day after his death, I just missed the day he died and the day of his burial. Everyone deals with grief differently and mourns in their own way.

I don't particularly want any kind of service when I die. Just stick me in the ground. But I will defer to what my wife wants to do, because in the end I want whatever will be easier to help her deal with the loss.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on March 31, 2021, 03:21:01 PM
Historically speaking—at least for Christians and Jews—birthdays were considered profane, pagan celebrations.  They saw no reason to celebrate the day a sinful soul entered a sinful world.  The date of one's death was much more important.  Christian saints days, for example, tend to observe the traditional date of the person's death.

The earliest written reference to Christmas falling on December 25 is a calendar otherwise dedicated to the dates of various martyrs' deaths.  Christmas appears to have been added several years later as a matter of convenience, more or less as an afterthought.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on March 31, 2021, 03:59:20 PM
(Sees Bitonto, an Italian city, on a map) Twice stupid

N.b.: Tonto means "stupid" in Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: hbelkins on March 31, 2021, 10:11:37 PM
(Sees Bitonto, an Italian city, on a map) Twice stupid

N.b.: Tonto means "stupid" in Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

So that's why he called the Lone Ranger "kemo sabe." Wonder what that translates to?  :bigass:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 01, 2021, 02:14:17 PM

(Sees Bitonto, an Italian city, on a map) Twice stupid

N.b.: Tonto means "stupid" in Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

So that's why he called the Lone Ranger "kemo sabe." Wonder what that translates to?  :bigass:

I used to think it was a butchered "quien no sabe", which means "who doesn't know".  But apparently it derives from a much less offensive Ojibwe word.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: hbelkins on April 01, 2021, 07:12:47 PM

(Sees Bitonto, an Italian city, on a map) Twice stupid

N.b.: Tonto means "stupid" in Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

So that's why he called the Lone Ranger "kemo sabe." Wonder what that translates to?  :bigass:

I used to think it was a butchered "quien no sabe", which means "who doesn't know".  But apparently it derives from a much less offensive Ojibwe word.

I've read that it's the name of some summer camp that meant something to someone involved with the show.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on April 02, 2021, 11:16:38 PM
Why do people say "why aren't blueberries blue" ?? they look blue to me-
Do twins think about how one of them was unplanned?
Something is going to get dirty when you clean.
Radar backwards is radar.
You read that taht wrong.
Replacing "W" with "T" gives you the answer to What, Where, and When.
US 6 junctions(ed) with US 20, US 30, US 40, US 50, US 60, US 66, and maybe US 70, that is crazy af.
Every 60 seconds in Africa, there's a minute.
Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
US 195 is 95 miles long. Coincidence? I think not.
Is it silverware if the spoon is gold?
What if US 301 is really just DE 1's branch route??
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: I-55 on April 02, 2021, 11:38:15 PM
Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
Why doesn't a spider's web stick to its butt?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: interstatefan990 on April 03, 2021, 01:28:43 AM
Some radar detector detector detectors have radar detector detector detector detectors to avoid being detected by a radar detector detector detector.

Why do noses run and feet smell?

Why do they call it apartments if they’re built together?

Is it called sand because it’s in between sea and land?

If you’re waiting for the waiter, you’re the waiter.

When you buy a bigger bed, you have more bed room but less bedroom.

There are Interstates...that never leave a state.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: hbelkins on April 03, 2021, 09:36:15 PM
Some radar detector detector detectors have radar detector detector detector detectors to avoid being detected by a radar detector detector detector.

They do? I need one for traveling in Virginia.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on April 04, 2021, 07:57:38 PM
What if US 101 is supposed to be US 0 and there was an error in documentation? Is that why most of the X0's touched it?
All of us have experienced pregnancy.
If humans could fly, wouldn't it be considered exercising?
When you get a random itch, is it the ghost of bugs you've killed?
Chances are none of you will be aware that I died when I die..
How do you know when you were born? What if it's the wrong certificate?
Why are stay at home moms always gone?
Isn't telling someone that it's unbelievable calling them a liar?
What do you say when an atheist sneezes??
If we only use 10 percent of our brain, how do we know we only use 10 percent???
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Big John on April 04, 2021, 08:23:49 PM
What do you say when an atheist sneezes??
gesundheit - it roughly means health
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 04, 2021, 08:37:50 PM
Why is everyone in this thread posting in italic?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: interstatefan990 on April 04, 2021, 08:41:44 PM
Why is everyone in this thread posting in italic?

Because people are following the lead of the OP, I guess.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on April 04, 2021, 09:09:30 PM
I've seen Wikipedia talk pages where someone forgets a closing tag (italics, bold, color, size... it's usually in their signature), and that makes the entire rest of the page have the same markup.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kurumi on April 05, 2021, 12:26:15 AM
"This is shit" => bad  ("Doordash is shit")

"This is the shit" => good  ("KGATLW is the shit")

"This is the shits" => bad again ("That checkin process was the shits")

English is weird
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: interstatefan990 on April 05, 2021, 01:52:33 AM
"This is shit" => bad  ("Doordash is shit")

"This is the shit" => good  ("KGATLW is the shit")

"This is the shits" => bad again ("That checkin process was the shits")

English is weird


Yeah, no, yeah = Yeah
No, yeah, no = No
No, yeah = Yeah
Yeah, no = No
Yeah, yeah, yeah = No
No, no, no = Yeah

Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on April 05, 2021, 09:17:09 AM
- I told you I was going to update frequently!
- Birthdays are just a reminder that you have one less year to live
- Did you know snails play hide and seek with us when they are touched?
- What's wrong with "W" being double U? It looks like two cursive U's.
- Incorrect is always spelled incorrect
- Why does a pineapple not have a pine or an apple?
- Where do Dentists go if they need an extraction?
- Password is supposed to be a secret, but it means to pass to others.
- Did you notice I used dashes this time, but not last time?
- Does the "k" "a" or "ay" make the "aye" sound?
-Your first birthday was really your second.
- Why is it birthday instead of birthdate?
- You might've visited something for the last time recently..
- Dogs are smarter than us, they know our language, but you don't know it's barks  :meh:
- Are these thoughts actually "random" since we have thoughts all the time?
- What if Covid gets erased from history? How is it going to get stopped when we all die?
- You have more ancestors than your ancestors.
- If you don't eat half-popped kernels, wtf are you doing in life?
- If you divide US 6's distance in half, you get US 99's former transcon distance.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: jmacswimmer on April 05, 2021, 09:53:23 AM
- Why does a pineapple not have a pine or an apple?

I instantly thought of Mike Myers's Linda Richman bit on SNL upon seeing this.

Quote from: Linda Richman
I'm getting a little verklempt! Talk amongst yourselves.  I'll give you yet another topic: chickpeas are neither chick, nor a pea.  DISCUSS!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Max Rockatansky on April 05, 2021, 10:55:22 AM
Why does running tend to induce bowel movements?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: interstatefan990 on April 05, 2021, 05:48:13 PM
You can never say “I’m dead” and be correct.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: andrepoiy on April 05, 2021, 09:35:15 PM
Why are Siamese cats not conjoined?

I believe a Siamese cat refers to the breed of cat from Siam, which is the name Thailand went by before changing its name to Thailand.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: noelbotevera on April 05, 2021, 09:56:38 PM
"Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo" is a perfectly valid English sentence
Peanuts are nuts but aren't peas, but peanuts are a vegetable
How do 8 million people live in NYC if the rent is too high?
If God is a god, why does he insist on having his name capitalized?
We are all related to each other
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 05, 2021, 11:14:25 PM
You can never say “I’m dead” and be correct.

Unless you're playing a game. Or you're an actor.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on April 06, 2021, 07:16:45 AM
Peanuts are nuts but aren't peas, but peanuts are a vegetable

Peanuts are not nuts.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: zachary_amaryllis on April 06, 2021, 07:40:49 AM
somewhere, somebody's cat is stalking me
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on April 06, 2021, 08:24:14 AM
The earth will be less beautiful tomorrow
You may have killed insects that are going extinct.
US 62 is shorter than US 40. Idk I just think that's crazy.
plants are really farming us, giving us oxygen until we eventually expire and turn into mulch which they can consume..
Theme parks snap better pictures of you at 70 mph than banks do of robbers.
Lawyers hope you get sued, doctors hope you get sick, cops hope you're criminal, mechanics hope you have car trouble, but only a thief wishes prosperity for you.
Why does 1984-2000 seem longer than 2000-2016?
An "unlimited minutes per month" phone plan really only gives you 44,640 minutes per month at most, it's a scam.
You complain about your laptop charging slow even though it takes you hours. and then you still don't have enough battery.
Why don't we have "The Price is Right" with billionaires?
When the older generations says this generation is terrible, they're really saying they sucked as parents.
*inhale* Almost every hand you've shaken has had a *!çk in it.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: zachary_amaryllis on April 06, 2021, 09:18:55 AM
*inhale* Almost every hand you've shaken has had a *!çk in it.

that might be the most disturbing random thought on this thread. hats off for raising the bar.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Max Rockatansky on April 06, 2021, 10:24:26 AM
*inhale* Almost every hand you've shaken has had a *!çk in it.

that might be the most disturbing random thought on this thread. hats off for raising the bar.

If it makes you feel better all us essentially are just cobbled bacteria and viruses. 
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: interstatefan990 on April 06, 2021, 12:06:08 PM
You can never say “I’m dead” and be correct.

Unless you're playing a game. Or you're an actor.

In that case, your character is dead. Not you.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Max Rockatansky on April 06, 2021, 12:10:16 PM
You can never say “I’m dead” and be correct.

Unless you're playing a game. Or you're an actor.

In that case, your character is dead. Not you.

Unless you’re a method actor, then all bets are off.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Big John on April 06, 2021, 03:27:44 PM
If semi means half, why are the big trucks called semis?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CoreySamson on April 06, 2021, 03:30:00 PM
Why are they called kung fu masters and not karate chaps?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 06, 2021, 04:35:57 PM

*inhale* Almost every hand you've shaken has had a *!çk in it.

that might be the most disturbing random thought on this thread. hats off for raising the bar.

Is that what they're calling it these days?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 06, 2021, 06:13:42 PM
You can never say “I’m dead” and be correct.

Unless you're playing a game. Or you're an actor.

In that case, your character is dead. Not you.

Yeah, but if your character says "I'm dead", the words come out of your not-dead mouth...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Duke87 on April 06, 2021, 11:13:45 PM
Almost every hand you've shaken has had a *!çk in it.

It also logically follows almost every hand you've shaken has had one or more of its fingers inside of a vagina.

Might as well be equal opportunity with this line of thinking!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on April 06, 2021, 11:21:36 PM
Strawberries aren't berries, but bananas are.
How do you know your 1st grade teacher isn't dead?
If you give it everything you have, doesn't that mean you have nothing to give?
Do Somethin' by Britney Spears peaked at #100. That's such a rare thing.
My future self is probably not smiling back on this..
Why do we expect people to change, if we don't change our expectations? Isn't that hypocritical?
Nightmares are horror stories that you produce, direct, and star in. And it's free :biggrin:!
I think this was a crappy addition, but oh well
Do nipples bleed? I spiked myself pretty bad and it just left a mark.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: I-55 on April 07, 2021, 12:20:09 AM
Nightmares are horror stories that you produce, direct, and star in. And it's free :biggrin:!

And then you wake up and only remember the most frightening bits and pieces
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: JoePCool14 on April 07, 2021, 01:01:54 AM
Why does this post scroll?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 07, 2021, 10:38:28 AM
Do nipples bleed? I spiked myself pretty bad and it just left a mark.

I had a tick on my nipple once.

Why do you italicize each line separately?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on April 07, 2021, 02:54:40 PM
Almost every hand you've shaken has had a *!çk in it.

It also logically follows almost every hand you've shaken has had one or more of its fingers inside of a vagina.

Might as well be equal opportunity with this line of thinking!
No.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on April 08, 2021, 12:38:18 AM
I have a major project due in like 30 minutes, but i'm too lazy to finish hehe..
I like Italicizing every line. Idk it's just pleasing.
Penguin Egg whites turn clear when you boil them.. Also why is that even a thing?
You can buy a bag of $10,000 worth of shredded currency for $45 from the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Why does the percent sign go behind the number, but not the dollar sign?
By the time you finish reading this, people died.
You probably won't know any of your death mates, unless it's some kind of disaster.
Who came up with the idea of extreme ironing? Like that's so random..
Thoughts was thought of as a word for thoughts.
Isn't tripping over a bra a booby trap?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: I-55 on April 08, 2021, 01:11:16 AM
I have a major project due in like 30 days, but i'm too lazy to finish hehe..
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 08, 2021, 02:32:15 AM
Why does the percent sign go behind the number, but not the dollar sign?

The position of the currency sign depends a lot on the language being spoken. In English-speaking countries, it usually goes in front. However, in other languages this is not the case; according to Wikipedia the dollar sign goes after the number in French Canada. Likewise, in the eurozone, some languages place the € in front and some after.

Interestingly, the Cape Verdean escudo places its currency symbol in the middle, that is, where the decimal place goes. This is a $2.50 coin:
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/eb/1985escudo2.50.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CtrlAltDel on April 08, 2021, 03:24:33 AM
Interestingly, the Cape Verdean escudo places its currency symbol in the middle, that is, where the decimal place goes. This is a $2.50 coin:
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/eb/1985escudo2.50.jpg)

Using a unit as a decimal marker is known to happen in French as well.

The time is usually expressed, for example, as 9h55. And also, heights are often given as 1m82, and prices as 9€75. These last two, though, are less common in more formal written contexts.

On a side note, are you sure that's a Cape Verdean escudo? I ask since it says "Republica portuguesa."
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 08, 2021, 04:11:06 AM
Correction—that's a Portuguese escudo, which stopped being a thing when Portugal changed to the euro. Cape Verde used to be part of Portugal, however, and maintained the practice after independence (whereas I don't have any source saying that Portugal transferred it to the euro).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 08, 2021, 09:52:11 AM
Italian is just a dialect of Latin.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: GaryV on April 08, 2021, 01:02:22 PM
Why does the percent sign go behind the number, but not the dollar sign?

Even more random, the cent sign goes after the number.  And for that matter, why don't we have a cent sign on a computer keyboard?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on April 08, 2021, 01:09:34 PM
Why does the percent sign go behind the number, but not the dollar sign?

Even more random, the cent sign goes after the number.  And for that matter, why don't we have a cent sign on a computer keyboard?

Blame whoever created ASCII. The keys we can normally type are exactly the ASCII set of characters, minus the ones for internal use (and British keyboards don't have `). Fortunately, as I'm using a Mac, I can just type option+4 to get ¢.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 08, 2021, 01:18:46 PM
And for that matter, why don't we have a cent sign on a computer keyboard?

Really.  How often do you use curly brackets or a pipe symbol?  Replace one of them, already!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on April 08, 2021, 01:28:27 PM
And for that matter, why don't we have a cent sign on a computer keyboard?

Really.  How often do you use curly brackets or a pipe symbol?  Replace one of them, already!

Wikipedia editors use them. If there's one to replace, it would definitely be `.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CtrlAltDel on April 08, 2021, 01:48:26 PM
Correction—that's a Portuguese escudo, which stopped being a thing when Portugal changed to the euro. Cape Verde used to be part of Portugal, however, and maintained the practice after independence (whereas I don't have any source saying that Portugal transferred it to the euro).

Having examined the matter further, for reasons I can’t really explain, it appears that Portugal has issued coins with the € symbol in both positions:

(https://i.imgur.com/rnmPZQY.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/9MUWBpp.jpg)

Now, that second coin, as it turns out, is noncirculating. And so, if I had to guess, there’s some EU regulation somewhere stating how to use the € symbol on official coinage, which wouldn’t apply to the second coin.

ETA: Here's one with both:
(https://www.coin-database.com/images/Portugal/3202-v.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on April 08, 2021, 01:53:45 PM
I don't think the first coin circulates either. Euro coins have a common design up to 2€, and anything higher is for commemoratives. (Commemoratives are legal tender, but only in the issuing country, not the whole Eurozone.)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CtrlAltDel on April 08, 2021, 02:01:05 PM
I don't think the first coin circulates either. Euro coins have a common design up to 2€, and anything higher is for commemoratives. (Commemoratives are legal tender, but only in the issuing country, not the whole Eurozone.)

Well, so much for that theory then.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 08, 2021, 02:01:38 PM
And so, if I had to guess, there’s some EU regulation somewhere stating how to use ...

Well, it's always a safe bet that the EU has regulations somewhere about anything.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: dlsterner on April 08, 2021, 08:05:47 PM
And for that matter, why don't we have a cent sign on a computer keyboard?

Really.  How often do you use curly brackets or a pipe symbol?  Replace one of them, already!

Those of use who develop software use curly braces and pipe symbols all the time.  Depends what you're using the computer for :)  And as stated before I can get the ¢ symbol with option-4 on a Mac keyboard.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: interstatefan990 on April 08, 2021, 08:49:08 PM
This reminds me: Why do so many countries use a comma to separate digits in a price number? It makes no sense. A decimal looks much cleaner, and commas already have a separate meaning in sentence structure. I read "$2,50" as "This item is 2...(awkward pause)....50."

$2.50

$2,50

You tell me which one looks better.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CtrlAltDel on April 08, 2021, 09:05:46 PM
This reminds me: Why do so many countries use a comma to separate digits in a price number? It makes no sense. A decimal looks much cleaner, and commas already have a separate meaning in sentence structure. I read "$2,50" as "This item is 2...(awkward pause)....50."

$2.50

$2,50

You tell me which one looks better.

I wouldn't go so far as to say that one or the other makes no sense. It's pretty much just what you're used to. For everything you'd want to know about decimal separators, look here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_separator).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: interstatefan990 on April 08, 2021, 09:12:02 PM
For everything you'd want to know about decimal separators, look here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_separator).

It's funny you link that, because I was just looking at that exact article before I posted that reply to see if it was just a few countries that used the comma or many.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 08, 2021, 09:28:14 PM
And for that matter, why don't we have a cent sign on a computer keyboard?

Really.  How often do you use curly brackets or a pipe symbol?  Replace one of them, already!

Computer programmers use both of them all the time. And given that computer programmers would be the ones that would have to make the change...

If we're going to get rid of something on the keyboard I'd rather see ¢ replace ^. ¢ was in the spot currently occupied by ^ on IBM typewriters. Actually, if we really have to get rid of a key, why not Pause/Break? It is literally useless (so is SysRq, but at least that key has been cannibalized by Print Screen, meaning you have to do some sort of meta-shift-cokebottle nonsense if you actually want to emit a SysRq keystroke, which you don't, because it doesn't do anything).

Actually, the best thing would be if Windows copied the Unix Compose key. If I want a ¢ I hit "Compose" (set to right alt on this keyboard, but I usually set it to the menu or right Windows key if those are around), then |, then c, and it creates a ¢. Very easy to remember how to use.

This reminds me: Why do so many countries use a comma to separate digits in a price number? It makes no sense. A decimal looks much cleaner, and commas already have a separate meaning in sentence structure. I read "$2,50" as "This item is 2...(awkward pause)....50."

$2.50
$2,50

You tell me which one looks better.

Note that in countries that use "," as the decimal separator, they use "." as a thousands separator. So $1,063,292.76 would instead be written $1.063.292,76. Which kind of makes some sense, as the purely-presentational thousands-separator characters are smaller than the more-important decimal separator.

Some countries also do their quotation marks differently than the US. In the UK, the roles of single quote and double quote are often reversed (He said 'I talked to Josh and he said "The documents are ready."') French uses quotes «like this», German uses quotes „like this“, and Japanese uses quotes 「like this」.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on April 08, 2021, 09:31:41 PM


Those of use who develop software use curly braces and pipe symbols all the time.  Depends what you're using the computer for :)  And as stated before I can get the ¢ symbol with option-4 on a Mac keyboard.

OR ALT+0162  in Windows ;)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CtrlAltDel on April 08, 2021, 09:37:23 PM
Note that in countries that use "," as the decimal separator, they use "." as a thousands separator. So $1,063,292.76 would instead be written $1.063.292,76. Which kind of makes some sense, as the purely-presentational thousands-separator characters are smaller than the more-important decimal separator.

You'll also occasionally see 1'063'292.76 or 1'063'292,76 as well as the SI versions with spaces, 1 063 292.76 or 1 063 292,76.

French uses quotes «like this»

To be pedantic, officially in French, you would put a (nonbreaking) space on the insides of the quotes, « like this ».

Also, not that anyone asked, in French, a change in speaker in a dialogue is indicated with — on a new line, whereas in English, the quotation marks will close and then open again on a new line with an indentation:

« Qu’est-ce que tu as fait hier soir ?
— Rien. »

versus

“What did you do last night?”
   “Nothing.”
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 08, 2021, 09:41:24 PM
To be pedantic, officially in French, you would put a (nonbreaking) space on the insides of the quotes, « like this ».

Thanks, now I know to be officially pedantic in two languages! :D
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on April 08, 2021, 10:05:30 PM
Why are y'all breaking the italicizing chain  :verymad:
I never realized that "italic" actually comes from Italy..
Why are cakes one of the most important things at weddings, baby showers, and etc when they are the desert?
How do you know today isn't your death day? You don't.
Why does hearing our favorite song on the radio feel better than streaming it? Is it because you're glad someone else recognizes it?
How does censoring work in sign language? Like do they just pause?
If you expect the unexpected, nothing expected is expected - or unexpected.
Are you really ugly, or are you just not your type?
Why do we act like the Ancient Romans were just brief and they had the same experiences? That's like saying people in 1021 and 2021 are the same.
Why can cars hook up to our smartphone, surf the web, and all that other mess but can't tell us why we have a check engine light?
If aliens come to earth, wouldn't we have to explain why we made tons of movies were we depict them as bad and kill them? Or is that why they stay away..
Do you ever feel sad for actors that die in tv shows? Sometimes, we just saw them get fired in front of us.
Why do we glorify foods for having natural ingredients? wutindehale??
A guy can decline an invitation by saying his girlfriend won't let him go and everyone will likely understand. But if a girl declines an invitation by saying her boyfriend won't let her go, people will start wondering..
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: lepidopteran on April 09, 2021, 01:46:09 AM
At home, we write a check to pay the bills. But at a restaurant, we use bills to pay the check. Huh? (And let's complicate matters by asking if that's why Congress passes bills to help with checks and balances.)
Why is it that when we get a delivery by car, it's called a shipment, but when the delivery is by ship it's called cargo?
Why is a bag of potato chips hard to open, but even harder to close?
Why is it hard to get into the pool because the water is too cold, but when comes time to get out, the air is too cold?
What do they call upside-down cake in Australia?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: zachary_amaryllis on April 09, 2021, 08:08:53 AM


Those of use who develop software use curly braces and pipe symbols all the time.  Depends what you're using the computer for :)  And as stated before I can get the ¢ symbol with option-4 on a Mac keyboard.

OR ALT+0162  in Windows ;)

nerd.

seriously, cool tho.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: hbelkins on April 09, 2021, 11:36:53 AM
Why do dogs like to eat cat poop, but cats don't eat dog poop?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 09, 2021, 01:03:56 PM
|kenarmy| is really fascinated with death.

I didn't realize until now that the pipe symbol | has no italic form.  I assume that's because it would be confused with a virgule.




This reminds me: Why do so many countries use a comma to separate digits in a price number? It makes no sense. A decimal looks much cleaner, and commas already have a separate meaning in sentence structure. I read "$2,50" as "This item is 2...(awkward pause)....50."

$2.50
$2,50

You tell me which one looks better.

Note that in countries that use "," as the decimal separator, they use "." as a thousands separator. So $1,063,292.76 would instead be written $1.063.292,76. Which kind of makes some sense, as the purely-presentational thousands-separator characters are smaller than the more-important decimal separator.

The bolded portion is my opinion as well.  I prefer a comma for the decimal separator because it stands out more, and a period for the thousands separator because it stands out less.  Personally, I use a space for the thousands separator because it doesn't even deserve any ink at all.

14.320,88
14,320.88

Turn your brain off for a few seconds and just look at those two numbers.  Forget that you already know what each separator is supposed to mean.  Then ask yourself which separator naturally seems more important.  In my opinion, the comma looks more important.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 09, 2021, 02:07:34 PM
Of course, in normal writing, periods are more important than commas, since commas only separate clauses and periods separate sentences. So maybe we got that backward too, and that's why using a period as a decimal separator "makes more sense" to most Americans.

Written communication is weird!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 09, 2021, 02:15:18 PM
Of course, in normal writing, periods are more important than commas, since commas only separate clauses and periods separate sentences. So maybe we got that backward too, and that's why using a period as a decimal separator "makes more sense" to most Americans.

Written communication is weird!

Don't the French use periods at the end of sentences too?   :pan:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on April 09, 2021, 02:42:09 PM
Of course, in normal writing, periods are more important than commas, since commas only separate clauses and periods separate sentences. So maybe we got that backward too, and that's why using a period as a decimal separator "makes more sense" to most Americans.

Written communication is weird!

Don't the French use periods at the end of sentences too?   :pan:

Yes, but the point is that, if they should be reversed for numbers, they should be reversed for regular written sentences, too. Whichever one looks more important in one context also looks more important in the other.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 09, 2021, 04:47:38 PM


Of course, in normal writing, periods are more important than commas, since commas only separate clauses and periods separate sentences. So maybe we got that backward too, and that's why using a period as a decimal separator "makes more sense" to most Americans.

Written communication is weird!

Don't the French use periods at the end of sentences too?   :pan:

Yes, but the point is that, if they should be reversed for numbers, they should be reversed for regular written sentences, too. Whichever one looks more important in one context also looks more important in the other.

So you think the French should use commas for a full stop, but periods for lists?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on April 09, 2021, 04:50:14 PM
Don't the French use periods at the end of sentences too?   :pan:

Yes, but the point is that, if they should be reversed for numbers, they should be reversed for regular written sentences, too. Whichever one looks more important in one context also looks more important in the other.

So you think the French should use commas for a full stop, but periods for lists?

Well, if the premise is that a comma looks more important, and thus should fulfill the more important function, then yes.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 09, 2021, 04:58:51 PM
I think my point was (!) that even being rational about this isn't a very rational approach.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: GenExpwy on April 10, 2021, 04:20:00 AM
I didn't realize until now that the pipe symbol | has no italic form.  I assume that's because it would be confused with a virgule.

A few fonts do have an italic |. In Windows: Calibri, Cambria, Comic Sans MS, and Consolas.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on April 10, 2021, 01:56:20 PM
Why are y'all breaking the italicizing chain  :verymad:
For people with vision problems, large blocks of italicized text can be difficult to read.     :hmmm:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 10, 2021, 02:12:59 PM
Italicizing text just to italicize it is technically against the forum rules, too. I just haven't bothered bringing it up because it's less obnoxious than changing the font or color.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on April 11, 2021, 09:29:59 AM
Are you really living, or are you just taking a break between claps?? Or what if you aren't on break and you had your last one ...
3g used to be the stuff, but now if you have it your phone is really slow.
Why aren't free gyms normal?
Men get all of the blame for splashing when they go to the toilet, but none of the credit for naturally jet washing skid marks away.
If you hit yourself and it hurts, are you weak or strong?
The last rock you threw could never be touched until the end of time..
Strap-on backwards is No-Parts.
You've most likely seen someone else's um, *bh*, more than you've seen yours  :colorful:
Are other countries confused when we call ourselves "America"?
A true mad scientist would only destroy half of the earth, since the other half is the control group.
What if dogs destroy shoes because that's what humans put on before they leave..
Brushing your teeth is the only time you clean your skeleton.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kurumi on April 12, 2021, 01:09:07 PM
Many biases are bad, but confirmation bias can be beneficial, as it helps you gather evidence for things you know are true.

In a related vein, circular logic is the soundest logic, because it is.

A lot of people fall prey to Dunning-Kruger, but I'm smarter than that.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: JoePCool14 on April 12, 2021, 01:16:38 PM
Many biases are bad, but confirmation bias can be beneficial, as it helps you gather evidence for things you know are true.

In a related vein, circular logic is the soundest logic, because it is.

A lot of people fall prey to Dunning-Kruger, but I'm smarter than that.

In a similar vein, the slippery slope is real in many cases because the Overton window of what is acceptable/unacceptable is shifted.

Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CoreySamson on April 12, 2021, 02:18:20 PM
Many biases are bad, but confirmation bias can be beneficial, as it helps you gather evidence for things you know are true.
In addition, there is no such thing as an unbiased person, news source, or organization. Being unbiased is nearly impossible.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on April 13, 2021, 10:46:32 AM
What's below the Earth??
Is US 8 in grid or are US 4 and US 6 out of grid? Or is it both?
Why can't everytime be one word.
People who are good looking but have terrible personalities are basically real life click baits.
Nowadays you can use a usb port to smoke or to charge your book
It's hilarious how people are looking down on the royal family for the megan and harry mess, when historically royals have executed people for no good reason.
When people think about travelling to the past, they worry about accidentally changing the present, but no one in the present really thinks they can radically change the future.
When you bake bread, you give thousands of organisms false hope by feeding them sugar, before ruthlessly baking them to death in an oven and eating their corpses.
You aren't worthless.. Mosquitos *LOVE* you.
Nothing is on fire, fire is on things.
Tripping on a bra is a booby trap right? I think I already said this but I wanted to say it again.
You use your driver's license to buy things that can impair you from driving..
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on April 13, 2021, 10:48:04 AM
What's below the Earth??

Nothing is "below" it as Earth is a 3d ball in space.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 13, 2021, 03:44:45 PM
Are other countries confused when we call ourselves "America"?

Confused?  No.

Irritated?  Yes.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on April 13, 2021, 10:38:40 PM
Well, I guess they should be. ^
Why can't unicorns be real? Sounds more realistic than an animal with a 6 foot neck
Do you really only live once if you are always living, until you die once?
Oranges weren't and still aren't naturally orange, how did it get that name?
Everyone that sees this is going to die  :D
Tall people are expected to use their reach to help shorter people, but if a tall person asked a short person to hand them something they dropped on the floor it'd be insulting.
Aliens invaded the moon. Didn't I already say this?
Britney Spears is richer than you.
How do you know that the borders are correct?
Tobacco companies kill their best customers and condom companies kill their future customers.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on April 13, 2021, 10:47:36 PM
Tall people are expected to use their reach to help shorter people, but if a tall person asked a short person to hand them something they dropped on the floor it'd be insulting.

As a tall guy, yes! LOL!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kurumi on April 14, 2021, 12:06:29 AM
If life exists on Mars, they are watching their planet being slowly invaded by robots.

My astrological sign is Sol... that star has an outsize effect on my day to day life.

Could a Möbius beltway serve twice the traffic on half the ROW?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: I-55 on April 14, 2021, 03:13:22 AM
Could a Möbius beltway serve twice the traffic on half the ROW?

Only if everyone's car got equipped with that Mario Kart 8 DLC package
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 14, 2021, 03:26:23 AM
Are other countries confused when we call ourselves "America"?

Confused?  No.

Irritated?  Yes.

I've also heard secondhand that the residents of los Estados Unidos Mexicanos also get irritated when we go by "the United States".

But "The United States of America" is so long. We need something shorter. Maybe something ending in -land to show that we're a country, since a lot of other countries do that. Possibly combined with someone's given name? I like the sound of Scottland, but that's taken already. Hm, maybe Kyleland? That's nice and short, since "Kyle" is only four letters...I wonder if there are any other short names that have a ring to them...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: interstatefan990 on April 14, 2021, 03:46:29 AM
Society and advanced civilization is merely a distraction. A distraction from the endless universe, vast cosmos, and how infinitely small and short human existence is. So we can live in our own little world and think about things other than how truly insignificant we actually are.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 14, 2021, 03:52:09 AM
I don't know about that. I think if we didn't have society we'd be all so busy finding food and shelter and sex we wouldn't even have time to even stop and consider whether we're significant or not.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: interstatefan990 on April 14, 2021, 04:09:43 AM
I don't know about that. I think if we didn't have society we'd be all so busy finding food and shelter and sex we wouldn't even have time to even stop and consider whether we're significant or not.

That's basically what society is today. Except we have laws, inventions, and things not necessary for human life. Paradoxically, if we didn't have society, we wouldn't have ever discovered how insignificant we are in the first place.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 14, 2021, 10:01:24 AM
Do you really only live once if you are always living, until you die once?


Oranges weren't and still aren't naturally orange, how did it get that name?

The name of the fruit came first.  The name of the color came later.



Are other countries confused when we call ourselves "America"?

Confused?  No.

Irritated?  Yes.

I've also heard secondhand that the residents of los Estados Unidos Mexicanos also get irritated when we go by "the United States".

But "The United States of America" is so long. We need something shorter. Maybe something ending in -land to show that we're a country, since a lot of other countries do that. Possibly combined with someone's given name? I like the sound of Scottland, but that's taken already. Hm, maybe Kyleland? That's nice and short, since "Kyle" is only four letters...I wonder if there are any other short names that have a ring to them...

1.  Spanish already has a one-word term for "of/from the United States of America":  estadounidense.  Note that the "America" part is nowhere in there, so it still leaves open the ambiguity as to its referring to the Estados Unidos de América or the Estados Unidos Mexicanos.

2.  I've personally been referred to as los americanos in Mexico by more than one person, so the chip on the shoulder might be overblown.  However, that could be because there's no better term.  After all, los estadounidenses is rather cumbersome, and some folks might need to take a breath halfway through that word [j/k].  Technically, it's only one syllable longer, but it just makes one's mouth do extra gymnastics to say it.

3.  My favorite over the last few years has been to refer to myself as gringo, which is a fairly common informal term in Mexico.  (I was once stopped at a military checkpoint while approaching Saltillo from the west.  The guard was dressed in full camo, with face mask and rifle and everything.  While she was walking back to her vehicle with my papers, I heard her say "Gringos..." to the other guards and, for a second, I was a little worried.  But when she handed my papers back, she told me to have a good day—in English—with a smile showing through the face mask.)  However, Mexicans seem to be embarrassed about using the term.  They realize it's kind of racist, and they generally want to be polite and respectful.  So, when I simply refer to myself and my companions as gringos, they half-smile at it, seem uncomfortable for two or three seconds, and then the ice breaks and all is well.

4.  Kyle is difficult for them to say.  Believe me, I know.  In years past, several people misunderstood my name as Caillou, like the cartoon character.  I've also had Latin American friends and coworkers take to simply pronouncing my name in Spanish:  KEE-lay.  But for years now, I've simply gone by the name Cayito or Callito (identical pronunciation) when I'm in Mexico, which is sort of a contrived diminutive form of Kyle.  I've never written it out, so I occasionally ask people which way they think it should be spelled.  The former would be a small key (the geographical kind, not the kind that opens doors).  The latter would be a small callus.  Most people tell me they think the former, which accords with the aforementioned politeness and respect of the Mexican people.  I personally think the latter, as I am rather insignificant but still mildly annoying.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: TravelingBethelite on April 14, 2021, 08:53:54 PM
Society and advanced civilization is merely a distraction. A distraction from the endless universe, vast cosmos, and how infinitely small and short human existence is. So we can live in our own little world and think about things other than how truly insignificant we actually are.

Is that a problem? Does mankind really need to worry about its insignificance? There is so much work left to do to improve life on earth that it doesn't need to matter if we are insignificant in the universe. I'd rather spend my life going about my own business and contributing in any small part to improving the life of my fellow man than to worry if we matter or not. (Saves me the existential grief.) Nothing matters to the universe, so ultimately what matters is up to us. Worrying about how little we are in the grand scheme doesn't do anything to make earth a cleaner place or to feed the hungry.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Max Rockatansky on April 14, 2021, 10:26:19 PM
Society and advanced civilization is merely a distraction. A distraction from the endless universe, vast cosmos, and how infinitely small and short human existence is. So we can live in our own little world and think about things other than how truly insignificant we actually are.

Is that a problem? Does mankind really need to worry about its insignificance? There is so much work left to do to improve life on earth that it doesn't need to matter if we are insignificant in the universe. I'd rather spend my life going about my own business and contributing in any small part to improving the life of my fellow man than to worry if we matter or not. (Saves me the existential grief.) Nothing matters to the universe, so ultimately what matters is up to us. Worrying about how little we are in the grand scheme doesn't do anything to make earth a cleaner place or to feed the hungry.

A lot of people could use a serious reality check with how unimportant pretty much all of us are.  None of us are anywhere as special or significant as we think we are.   That doesn’t mean life isn’t important, but does certainly put it in perspective when compared to things of cosmic scale.  I kind of prefer the reality check sometimes, it certainly helps me tune out a lot of background noise in my own life.  Then again the older the get the less I care about ideals and other things that are really just were a burden (example; politics and following sports too closely).  I kind of dig the simplicity of knowing that I’m not of any real significance and I should focus on what makes me happy. 
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on April 14, 2021, 10:48:41 PM
What's the difference in partly cloudy and partly sunny?
I think I already said this, but plants are really farming us, giving us oxygen until we eventually die and turn into mulch which they can consume  :colorful:.
Somebody has your dream job, and they hate it.
Millions of people have what you want.
There will always be somebody hotter, richer, smarter, more talented, educated, and wiser than you.
How do you know you don't have a twin?
How do *you* know your actual age?
How are people that rely on braille alerted not to touch something?
What if there was a website that paired people by search history. That could be brilliant or terrifying..
We stick kids in classrooms 7 hours a day, give them another few hours for homework, actively discourage them from playing outside, and then wonder why kids today are out of shape.  :meh:
When did the first history class occur?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: I-55 on April 14, 2021, 11:04:38 PM
We stick kids in classrooms 7 hours a day, give them another few hours for homework, actively discourage them from playing outside, and then wonder why kids today are out of shape.  :meh:

Ironically in my experience these are the same kids who never do their homework.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 14, 2021, 11:25:08 PM
What's the difference in partly cloudy and partly sunny?

At the start of my track meet it was mostly cloudy, windy, and 73. Now, a few hours later, it is clear.

Is there a difference between "Partly Sunny" and "Mostly Cloudy"? I have found that the NWS forecasts use the same image for both.

There is. "Partly sunny" is sunnier than "mostly cloudy".

If you're curious, the official NWS public forecast definitions are:
-Sunny: less than 1/8 of sky covered by clouds (at night: clear)
-Mostly sunny: 1/8 to 2/8 of sky covered by clouds (at night: mostly clear)
-Partly sunny: 3/8 to 5/8 of sky covered by clouds (at night: partly cloudy)
-Mostly cloudy: 6/8 to 7/8 of sky covered by clouds
-Cloudy: more than 7/8 of sky covered by clouds
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: TravelingBethelite on April 15, 2021, 03:23:42 AM
Society and advanced civilization is merely a distraction. A distraction from the endless universe, vast cosmos, and how infinitely small and short human existence is. So we can live in our own little world and think about things other than how truly insignificant we actually are.

Is that a problem? Does mankind really need to worry about its insignificance? There is so much work left to do to improve life on earth that it doesn't need to matter if we are insignificant in the universe. I'd rather spend my life going about my own business and contributing in any small part to improving the life of my fellow man than to worry if we matter or not. (Saves me the existential grief.) Nothing matters to the universe, so ultimately what matters is up to us. Worrying about how little we are in the grand scheme doesn't do anything to make earth a cleaner place or to feed the hungry.

A lot of people could use a serious reality check with how unimportant pretty much all of us are.  None of us are anywhere as special or significant as we think we are.   That doesn’t mean life isn’t important, but does certainly put it in perspective when compared to things of cosmic scale.  I kind of prefer the reality check sometimes, it certainly helps me tune out a lot of background noise in my own life.  Then again the older the get the less I care about ideals and other things that are really just were a burden (example; politics and following sports too closely).  I kind of dig the simplicity of knowing that I’m not of any real significance and I should focus on what makes me happy.

I can vibe with that. I prefer to "live on Earth" so to speak but that point of view helps me to see my problems as smaller and more manageable, or so petty as to be just about ignorable (like politics and sports as you mentioned). That said, an existential bout is good every once in a while to keep on track but I can't stand to live life thinking like a philosopher. Thinking like that for too long drives me into a "everything's meaningless and we all die" funk where very little of what I have to do to stay afloat actually gets done. In that case, I'll happily nest in my petty problems. Ignorance is bliss.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: GenExpwy on April 15, 2021, 03:45:43 AM
Are other countries confused when we call ourselves "America"?

Confused?  No.

Irritated?  Yes.

By the exact same logic, are Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and Swaziland eSwatini irritated when their neighbor calls itself South Africa? (They’re in “south Africa”, too.)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on April 17, 2021, 10:45:27 PM
^^ So what are we supposed to call ourselves instead of Americans?
Its 2021, why are people still entertaining Fritzowl's absurd plans?
Why does christmas feel like more of a deadline than a holiday?
Why is it birthday and not birthdate?
What if the stranger you saw last week died?
Someone you passed by once could be fantasizing about you right now.
How do we explain US 412 to aliens? Weren't all those other US routes basically turned into interstates as well?
Why tf do we have to take *years* of algebra? Is y=mx+b gonna help us in a situation?
I feel dumb af and heartbroken when you guys don't respond to my threads  :-/
You get up, and pound all of your weight on the ground everyday repeatedly until it eventually wears you down and you die.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 17, 2021, 11:22:40 PM
"Take me to your leader—but first, what's the deal with US 412? We can't figure it out. Normally, we wouldn't care, but you named part of it after Owen K. Garriott, so it kind of caught our eye."
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CoreySamson on April 18, 2021, 12:23:52 AM
Why is it birthday and not birthdate?

On a another note, why do we measure our age from our birthday and not from our conception? My birthday is in June 2003, but technically, I started living in October 2002.

But that's probably not true either. We all started living in our grandmothers on our mom's side when they were pregnant with our moms (because the egg cell that became us existed in our mom's womb, which was in our grandma's womb) Isn't that a strange thought?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 18, 2021, 08:59:15 PM
Why is it birthday and not birthdate?

Around here, I see "birthdate" used to mean the day and year of birth. So my birthday would be February 2 but my birthdate February 2, 1990.

On a another note, why do we measure our age from our birthday and not from our conception? My birthday is in June 2003, but technically, I started living in October 2002.

Do you want to know the exact date that your mom got laid? Cos I wouldn't.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: jmacswimmer on April 18, 2021, 09:33:23 PM
Its 2021, why are people still entertaining Fritzowl's absurd plans?

Can’t speak for everyone on the forum, but IMHO the answer is in the question...I, personally, entertain them because of how absurd they are :-D

(Although you bring up an interesting point...what would happen if everyone stopped replying to his thread? My guess is he’d keep on posting his plans as if nothing had happened.)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: SkyPesos on April 18, 2021, 10:08:48 PM
This reminds me: Why do so many countries use a comma to separate digits in a price number? It makes no sense. A decimal looks much cleaner, and commas already have a separate meaning in sentence structure. I read "$2,50" as "This item is 2...(awkward pause)....50."

$2.50

$2,50

You tell me which one looks better.
I'm late to this discussion, but I've seen some EU countries also have the euro symbol in place of the decimal, like 2€50. Looks weird at first glance, but I actually like it as a way for noting prices.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: hbelkins on April 18, 2021, 10:14:27 PM
Why is it birthday and not birthdate?

On a another note, why do we measure our age from our birthday and not from our conception? My birthday is in June 2003, but technically, I started living in October 2002.

Probably because it's impossible to narrow down exactly what date one was conceived, unless the parents had sex just once and a pregnancy resulted. Not all gestational periods are the same.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kurumi on April 19, 2021, 01:09:59 AM
Two guys arguing on the street corner is a lot less disturbing than... one guy arguing on the street corner.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 19, 2021, 03:01:19 PM
Someone you passed by once could be fantasizing about you right now.

I've done that.  My girlfriend had dumped me a couple of months earlier.  I had recently spent a week with a warm and inviting family, including an early Christmas dinner at the neighbors' house.  When I got back home on Christmas Eve, my roommate was gone for the holiday, most of the others in my apartment building were gone to, I had no girlfriend, I longed for the kind of family I had just returned from visiting, and I was feeling quite lonely.  I trudged three miles through a snowstorm to go watch Lord of the Rings in the theater by myself.  On my way back home, I saw a young lady walking the other way through the snow on the other side of the street.

All I thought about for the rest of the evening was wondering if she was lonely too, and what if we could have hit if off and been a happy couple together.

I kept thinking of the John Mayer lyrics:  I could have passed you on the sidewalk / Could I have missed my chance and watched you walk away?

Is that depressing enough for you?  Cheer up!  I'm coming up on 15 years of happy marriage.

How do we explain US 412 to aliens? Weren't all those other US routes basically turned into interstates as well?

I'm quite confident that, if the opportunity comes up for us to explain anything to aliens, they won't care one bit about the number of US-412.



Why is it birthday and not birthdate?

On a another note, why do we measure our age from our birthday and not from our conception? My birthday is in June 2003, but technically, I started living in October 2002.

Probably because it's impossible to narrow down exactly what date one was conceived, unless the parents had sex just once and a pregnancy resulted. Not all gestational periods are the same.

Even if your parents had sex just once and a pregnancy resulted, what would be the consequences if your father took a paternity test four years later and found out he wasn't the biological father, and it ended up that the pregnancy was the result of a one-night stand six days earlier?  Would they then have to start throwing your birthday parties six days earlier than they had been?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on April 19, 2021, 03:56:38 PM
Someone you passed by once could be fantasizing about you right now.

I've done that.  ...

All I thought about for the rest of the evening was wondering if she was lonely too, and what if we could have hit if off and been a happy couple together.

A very fitting typo. And I enjoyed your story!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: SkyPesos on April 19, 2021, 04:14:38 PM
How do we explain US 412 to aliens? Weren't all those other US routes basically turned into interstates as well?
The aliens would implement FritzOwl’s plan before realizing that US 412 is an oddball route.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 19, 2021, 04:21:28 PM
Someone you passed by once could be fantasizing about you right now.

I've done that.  [...]

I had a similar experience once, on a roadtrip in western Oklahoma. There was a long stretch of road construction (I think on SH-152) that had the road narrowed to one lane, so they had flaggers set up on either end of the workzone. I was the only car at the east end of the work zone, which was being controlled by a cute girl, which is fairly unusual, in my experience. I'm guessing she probably lived somewhere nearby and was doing it as a summer job or something.

The one-lane zone was a very long one, so I was stopped for what seemed to be like ten minutes or so. At some point the flagger girl got tired of holding the stop sign up and lowered it to her side. I misinterpreted that as her signaling me to go and started to move forward. She immediately panicked and started waving her arms to get me to stop. I rolled down my window and yelled "Sorry!" She said something back like "It's cool", and then, several minutes later, a caravan of cars passed from the other way, and I got the signal to go forward.

As I passed through the work zone, I started thinking that I should have chatted with her more since I had to be stopped there for ten minutes anyway, maybe got her number or something. (I'm sure that being a roadgeek made me more predisposed to seeing a flagger girl in a reflective yellow vest and thinking "gee, I'd like to know her better".) But, after all, she probably lived several counties away from me, and hitting on a girl while she's at work on a state highway in the middle of nowhere probably would have seemed skeezy as hell from her perspective, so it's probably for the best that I didn't.

Of course, now Oklahoma uses those remote-control stoplight trailers to control work zones, so this story couldn't even happen in the present-day.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on April 19, 2021, 04:27:06 PM
...

Of course, now Oklahoma uses those remote-control stoplight trailers to control stop lights, so this story couldn't even happen in the present-day.

New York uses the stoplight trailers for any long-term closures, but you will still see flaggers if the closure is only temporary (say a few hours or less). Of course, short-term closures are usually also over a much shorter distance, so it's unlikely you'd be there for 10 minutes even if there was a flagger.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on April 19, 2021, 04:47:26 PM
...

Of course, now Oklahoma uses those remote-control stoplight trailers to control stop lights, so this story couldn't even happen in the present-day.

New York uses the stoplight trailers for any long-term closures, but you will still see flaggers if the closure is only temporary (say a few hours or less). Of course, short-term closures are usually also over a much shorter distance, so it's unlikely you'd be there for 10 minutes even if there was a flagger.

I'm not sure I've seen the stoplight trailers used outside of MN District 1 (the NE part of the state). There was one set of trailers that I really didn't enjoy because the opposing one was around a bend out of sight that I wasn't convinced some idiot wouldn't be trying to run because he saw no opposing traffic coming.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 19, 2021, 05:30:04 PM
hitting on a girl while she's at work on a state highway in the middle of nowhere probably would have seemed skeezy as hell from her perspective, so it's probably for the best that I didn't.

You may even have been the eleventh guy to try and get her number that day...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on April 19, 2021, 09:52:07 PM
hitting on a girl while she's at work on a state highway in the middle of nowhere probably would have seemed skeezy as hell from her perspective, so it's probably for the best that I didn't.

You may even have been the eleventh guy to try and get her number that day...

Ask her what she wants for Lunch?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on April 19, 2021, 10:03:33 PM
How are you confident that aliens won't care about US 412?
Contacts are basically invisalign but with glasses.
You don't know what I look like.
When you saw forward and back, your lips move in that direction
Who decided what qualified as a cuss word??
You wake up thousands of times, but you still aren't used to it.
US 51 and US 63 are the same length.. That feels illegal.
US 26 is longer than US 85.. Ok but this one actually blows my mind.
If life is a game, what game is it? Is it game to see how much you can harm yourself until you lose?
Aren't we all addicted to oxygen?
If you got a trillion pennies, you would be average.
When I see US71 turn 71, I will be completely satisfied with my life. Also, US 71 has spent 71 days online  :sombrero:.
Do we all read usernames the same? I read kphoger is "K P Hoger"
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on April 19, 2021, 10:22:05 PM

When I see US71 turn 71, I will be completely satisfied with my life. Also, US 71 has spent 71 days online  :sombrero:.
Do we all read usernames the same? I read kphoger is "K P Hoger"

.

Provided I live that long. or don't change my name :)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: SkyPesos on April 19, 2021, 10:41:05 PM
US 51 and US 63 are the same length.. That feels illegal.
US 19, 23, 25, 27 are each longer than US 21 even before the latter got truncated due to I-77, and x1 routes are considered the US routes.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Big John on April 19, 2021, 11:26:21 PM
Do we all read usernames the same? I read kphoger is "K P Hoger"
Correct.  But there was a former user who intentionally messed up names with abbreviations.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: SSOWorld on April 20, 2021, 07:03:15 AM
There is at least one person who
(https://www.aaroads.com/forum/Themes/Button_Copy/images/member_groups/rank11-ltfwwtm.png)

Actually there are 16  :bigass:

NOTE: This is not an invite to talk post counts.

----

Zemo is a terrible dancer.

Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on April 20, 2021, 08:47:10 AM
Do we all read usernames the same? I read kphoger is "K P Hoger"
Correct.  But there was a former user who intentionally messed up names with abbreviations.

We don't all read all usernames the same. This could really be its own thread, but I suppose "random thoughts" is as good a thread as any.


Now I'm wondering how many people pronounce mine as web nee 99. For the record, the ny stands for New York.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: SkyPesos on April 20, 2021, 08:51:52 AM
Now I'm wondering how many people pronounce mine as web nee 99. For the record, the ny stands for New York.
Count me as one.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CoreySamson on April 20, 2021, 08:55:32 AM
My username is just a pseudonym using the names of two characters I've played in church plays and skits. My real name is not Corey.

I always read webny99 as web n wye 99.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 20, 2021, 10:32:38 AM
How are you confident that aliens won't care about US 412?

Because nobody outside this forum or some other roadgeeky site cares one bit about the number of US-412.  Nobody.  No, not even that one guy.

If you got a trillion pennies, you would be average.

Huh?  There are only 130 billion pennies in circulation.  How would getting a trillion of them make me average?  Explain that one.

[/b]Do we all read usernames the same? I read kphoger is "K P Hoger"

I read your username as ke-NAR-my.  Even though I'm pretty sure it's actually two words smooshed up against each other, I still pronounce it as one word.

Looking at older posts...

I say J. M. A. C. Swimmer.  Should I say J. Mac Swimmer?  Something else?
I say Web N.—oh yeah, that guy.  I never even really get to the 99 part in my head.
I say D. Listener, even though that isn't how it's spelled.
I say Zachary Ama—something something, because his username is too long to finish.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on April 20, 2021, 11:12:14 AM
... I never even really get to the 99 part in my head.

Me either - unfortunately my memory caps out at about 2003 or so.  :-P


I say D. Listener, even though that isn't how it's spelled.

Ooh, good one. I say Dils Turner, even though that isn't how it's spelled either.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: jmacswimmer on April 20, 2021, 11:56:10 AM
Now I'm wondering how many people pronounce mine as web nee 99. For the record, the ny stands for New York.

I've always read it as web-n-y-99, largely because your location in your profile is NY.  If it were any other state, perhaps I wouldn't have made the connection and thus read it as web-nee-99.

I say J. M. A. C. Swimmer.  Should I say J. Mac Swimmer?  Something else?

The bolded one is how I intend it, but interesting to see that there are other interpretations out there!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 20, 2021, 01:39:06 PM
There used to be a guy on here with the username 'slorydn'. I always mentally pronounced it "sss-lorry-din". Only after he stopped coming around here and I was looking at older posts did I realize it's probably meant to be pronounced "slow ridin'".

There was a fairly important guy on Wikipedia who lived in Florida and played the cello, so he chose the username Flcelloman. New users had a tendency to misread that and get a different idea of his recreational habits.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on April 20, 2021, 02:20:36 PM
The abefroman guy (of "H. Belkins" infamy) I used to read as "uh-bee-fro-man" before I realized or someone's post suggested it was actually his name, "Abe Froman".
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 20, 2021, 02:39:33 PM
Some are just because I'm too lazy to figure out what order the letters are really in, so I just approximate the username.  It's not like I'm calling someone by name:  I'm just attaching an online persona to a username.

I think of dvferyance as some weird version of the word defianceD. V. Fiance is how it comes out in my mind.
I read cpzilliacus as C. P. Zalius.
I read rickmastfan67 as Rick Master Fan 67.
I read bzakharin as B. Zarkhin.
I read noelbotevera as Noel Bot—oh yeah that guy.

Also...
I read PHLBOS as Phil Boss.
I read sprjus4 as Spurgeous 4.
I read Grzrd as Gizzard.
I read chays as Chaz (like the nickname for Charles).
I read inkyatari as Ink Yatari.
I read michravera as Mike Rivera.
I didn't even notice till now that Stratuscaster has that extra s in the middle.

As I said, I don't think any of this matters.  A username on here is little more than an icon made of letters instead of symbols.  It's something you glance at for a split-second to know who's posting.  No actual interpretation necessary.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on April 20, 2021, 02:50:33 PM
A username on here is little more than an icon made of letters instead of symbols.  It's something you glance at for a split-second to know who's posting.  No actual interpretation necessary.

I can think of two examples where a username isn't meaningless:

1. If you're female, having your first name in your username will prevent people from using male pronouns by accident or out of ignorance.

2. Marf207 was an obvious sock of Marf, even with no posts. (207 is Maine's area code.)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 20, 2021, 02:52:41 PM
I can think of two examples where a username isn't meaningless:

1. If you're female, having your first name in your username will prevent people from using male pronouns by accident or out of ignorance.

Annoyingly, the "Dean" part of |vdeane| always makes me thing she's a man.  I think it just recently stuck in my head, finally.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: JoePCool14 on April 20, 2021, 02:53:01 PM
A username on here is little more than an icon made of letters instead of symbols.  It's something you glance at for a split-second to know who's posting.  No actual interpretation necessary.

I can think of two examples where a username isn't meaningless:

1. If you're female, having your first name in your username will prevent people from using male pronouns by accident or out of ignorance.

2. Marf207 was an obvious sock of Marf, even with no posts. (207 is Maine's area code.)

Usernames also aren't meaningless for when the user either has no profile picture, or has one that's more common and not as obvious to distinguish. For example, a standard Interstate shield.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 20, 2021, 02:58:31 PM
Usernames also aren't meaningless for when the user either has no profile picture, or has one that's more common and not as obvious to distinguish. For example, a standard Interstate shield.

What I mean is that knowing what it's actually supposed to say isn't important.  All that matters is that the username as a whole tells your brain which user's post you're reading.  You could read my username as K. Phoger or K. P. H. something something or Kap Hog Sewer but, as long as you can relate that to what you know about me, then that's all that matters.  This is unlike reading out loud, where others have to understand the words you say, and it's unlike addressing someone by name, where you might offend him.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on April 20, 2021, 03:09:14 PM
I can think of two examples where a username isn't meaningless:

1. If you're female, having your first name in your username will prevent people from using male pronouns by accident or out of ignorance.

Annoyingly, the "Dean" part of |vdeane| always makes me thing she's a man.  I think it just recently stuck in my head, finally.

That's interesting, because -deane makes me think of Deanne, a female name (although of course in this case, it's a last name, not a first name).

Also, come to think of it, names that start with the letter v aren't usually guys names. I can't even think of that many. Victor... Vince... that's about it. Maybe a couple obvious ones I'm missing.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 20, 2021, 03:20:58 PM
Also, come to think of it, I associate the letter v with female ...

How did that phrase pass your filter?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on April 20, 2021, 03:35:28 PM
Also, come to think of it, I associate the letter v with female ...

How did that phrase pass your filter?

What do you mean?

I apologize in advance if I said something stupid. If I did, it wasn't intentional.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 20, 2021, 03:41:25 PM
Seriously?  Has high school humor changed that much since the 90s?

(https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/46032988.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: JoePCool14 on April 20, 2021, 03:48:02 PM
Also, come to think of it, I associate the letter v with female ...

How did that phrase pass your filter?

What do you mean?

I apologize in advance if I said something stupid. If I did, it wasn't intentional.

I applaud you for not automatically recognizing that joke there as a 21-year old.  :)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on April 20, 2021, 04:53:08 PM
OK, I'm picking up the general vibes. I will try to reword my statement!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on April 20, 2021, 04:55:08 PM
Why do you call something a "near miss"?  "We nearly missed each other."
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 20, 2021, 04:58:25 PM
a "near miss"?

"We nearly missed each other."

Those two statements are basically opposites.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: TravelingBethelite on April 20, 2021, 06:11:46 PM
Seriously?  Has high school humor changed that much since the 90s?

(https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/46032988.jpg)

Will you be my Alantine?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on April 20, 2021, 07:03:12 PM
Seriously?  Has high school humor changed that much since the 90s?

(https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/46032988.jpg)

Will you be my Alantine?
Aaaaand another thread devolves ...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 20, 2021, 07:08:09 PM
Aaaaand another thread devolves ...

it's like you've never been on this forum before
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: SSOWorld on April 20, 2021, 07:16:25 PM
a "near miss"?

"We nearly missed each other."

Those two statements are basically opposites.

I'd say it was a near hit
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: interstatefan990 on April 20, 2021, 07:23:44 PM
Just realized I have one of the most unambiguous usernames on this forum. Oh well, didn't need the bonus points for creativity anyway. I read "vdeane" as "V.D. Anne", which helps me remember that she is female since Anne is a woman's name.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on April 20, 2021, 08:10:24 PM
Aaaaand another thread devolves ...

it's like you've never been on this forum before

Short term memory ;)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on April 20, 2021, 08:35:16 PM
I just realized I won a fight against I-75 today.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on April 20, 2021, 09:21:58 PM
I just realized I won a fight against I-75 today.

I thought you were referring to the user I-75 at first. Then I checked your posts. No conversations with I-75. Then I tried to check I-75's profile. There are several other Interstate usernames, but no I-75...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on April 20, 2021, 09:34:27 PM
I just realized I won a fight against I-75 today.

I thought you were referring to the user I-75 at first. Then I checked your posts. No conversations with I-75. Then I tried to check I-75's profile. There are several other Interstate usernames, but no I-75...

It was probably just a "random thought" of some sort - he avoided all the potholes, maybe?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: SkyPesos on April 20, 2021, 09:39:28 PM
I just realized I won a fight against I-75 today.
What's your secrets on doing that? I want to win a fight against I-75 too.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: formulanone on April 20, 2021, 09:42:21 PM
  • There are some that I just didn't read closely enough, like formulanone (I thought it was formula one).

I get that a lot.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210421/3dee43f79ee0642ce353b0953a24ad35.jpg)

I doodled the above drawing in some class about 25 years ago, and it just sort of stuck in my head. Nobody really seemed to be "squatting" that username or email address.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on April 20, 2021, 09:51:24 PM
Well it was snowing in Detroit today and I got the hell out of the city before rush hour. First traffic backup was an accident at the Davison and I decided to get off at Caniff and Holbrook and rammed up the service drive at about 60 mph, took that all the way to McNichols, got back on I-75, then I got up to 9 Mile and there was another traffic backup so I got off the highway again and this time took John R up to 11 Mile and then back to I-75, then as I'm coming up into the Flint area I realized Google Maps was telling me to get off at the Bridgeport exit instead of I-75. Then my mom calls me and tells me you should see the traffic on I-75 north of Bridgeport I was like yeah I already know about it. The times I was on I-75 I whooped it's ass I kept punching it and getting around a bunch of traffic in the snow it was kind of fun.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on April 20, 2021, 09:55:29 PM
I just realized I won a fight against I-75 today.
What's your secrets on doing that? I want to win a fight against I-75 too.
It's just driving at high speeds and passing a lot of traffic. It won't work if there's traffic you'd have to take an alternate route.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on April 20, 2021, 09:56:11 PM
I just realized I won a fight against I-75 today.

I thought you were referring to the user I-75 at first. Then I checked your posts. No conversations with I-75. Then I tried to check I-75's profile. There are several other Interstate usernames, but no I-75...
Not a user in here, I'm talking about the actual highway I-75.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on April 21, 2021, 12:46:45 AM
You aren't worthless, you help millions of organisms to live without trying. And they wanna blame humans for extinction  :rolleyes:.
Why do people say "he slash she" instead of just saying "they".. it's grammatically correct and easier.
Ok but why do people think fish aren't animals. What?
Britney Spears is still richer than you.
Idc!, Mariska Hargitay will always be pretty.
You can't spell Useless without U  :)
But you can't spell Important without I.
Life starts out as a bunch of firsts, and then becomes a bunch of lasts.
More often than not, Babysitters are teenagers that act Grown-up so that Grown-ups can act like teenagers.
People are concerned with unique snowflakes, but what about potatoes being unique??
When you open a peanut shell inside while alone and eat the peanut, you're the only person that will ever see it.
There's always a way to be more specific.
Biting your tongue is an example that you can mess up even with tons of practice.
If the US gets invaded and controlled, would our route system be to our advantage or to our disadvantage? 
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 21, 2021, 10:51:10 AM


a "near miss"?

"We nearly missed each other."

Those two statements are basically opposites.


I'd say it was a near hit

A "near miss" means you got very near to the other person but just barely missed.

"We nearly missed each other" means you hit each other but almost managed to avoid it.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 21, 2021, 10:54:57 AM
Ok but why do people think fish aren't animals. What?

Because the Roman Catholic Church was in cahoots with the local fishing industry.  No meat during [insert period of time], but fish is still OK!

You can't spell Useless without U
But you can't spell Important without I.

You can't spell meh without me.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on April 21, 2021, 10:57:41 AM
a "near miss"?

"We nearly missed each other."

Those two statements are basically opposites.


I'd say it was a near hit

A "near miss" means you got very near to the other person but just barely missed.

"We nearly missed each other" means you hit each other but almost managed to avoid it.

... which is exactly why "near miss" doesn't make any sense.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: interstatefan990 on April 21, 2021, 11:23:35 AM
Idc!, Mariska Hargitay will always be pretty.

Any other Law and Order: SVU fans on this forum? Reveal yourselves!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: hbelkins on April 21, 2021, 12:09:14 PM
This thread has taken a somewhat ironic turn of which very few will probably be aware.  ;-)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 21, 2021, 12:09:37 PM
... which is exactly why "near miss" doesn't make any sense.

It makes sense to me.  You got near.  You missed.

To me, "near hit" would be redundant:  who has ever heard of a faraway hit?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on April 21, 2021, 12:12:09 PM
who has ever heard of a faraway hit?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_recorded_sniper_kills
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on April 21, 2021, 11:52:48 PM
- Am I the only one that gets terrified when a "watch" alert goes off on the noaa radio? Maybe because im used to the warning.
- We lie about santa, the tooth fairy, and all that other mess to little kids but tell them straight up that becoming an adult is terrible..
- Why is Lowes' entry and exits so damn complicated??
- I was more disappointed than confused when I found out Taiwan was really named "The Republic of China".
- It seems like vegetarians would love french fries.
- It's commonly stated that the point of golf is to play the least amount of golf, but isn't that the goal of every other sport as well? Track and Field instantly comes to my mind.
- As a Black Male, I can confirm Mariska Hargitay is invited to the cookout.
- A NFL waterboy is probably making more money than you.
- If you eat watermelon, something is seriously wrong.
- Hot water turns into ice faster than cold water..
- The saying is "a e i o u and sometimes y", but isn't "h" a vowel sometimes as well?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on April 22, 2021, 12:30:45 AM
- We lie about santa, the tooth fairy, and all that other mess to little kids but tell them straight up that becoming an adult is terrible..

I find being an adult less terrible than being the punching bag for miserable adults who take out their frustrations on me that they're not allowed to take out on other adults.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Big John on April 22, 2021, 12:48:50 AM
Why is it if you breathe out of the whole mouth, you get hot air but if you blow out of your mouth, you get cool air?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: dlsterner on April 22, 2021, 12:52:16 AM
- The saying is "a e i o u and sometimes y", but isn't "h" a vowel sometimes as well?

My understanding is that "w" is the one that can rarely be a vowel - as in the phrase "power mower", in the word "power" the "w" is a consonant, but in "mower" the "w" is a vowel, the "ow" combination.  (Trying to remember the name for that - was it a diphthong?)

For "h" I guess you could make the case for words like "hour" and "honor".
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 22, 2021, 01:19:53 AM
And of course Welsh loanwords like cwm and crwth. (The "w" here would normally be spelled "oo" if not for English's weird obsession with retaining the spelling of words from languages with entirely different orthography.)

For "h" I guess you could make the case for words like "hour" and "honor".

In both of those the vowel sound totally comes from the O; the H is silent.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on April 22, 2021, 04:30:43 AM
- I was more disappointed than confused when I found out Taiwan was really named "The Republic of China".

Not only that, the RoC is a bit more than Taiwan (Specifically, the Jinmen and Mazu islands are part of the RoC, and both it and the PRC regard them as part of Fujian). That's why I use "Chinese Taipei" for explicitly mean the RoC, since not all of Chinese Taipei is Taiwan, much like not all of the Netherlands is Holland.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 22, 2021, 11:39:35 AM

- The saying is "a e i o u and sometimes y", but isn't "h" a vowel sometimes as well?

My understanding is that "w" is the one that can rarely be a vowel - as in the phrase "power mower", in the word "power" the "w" is a consonant, but in "mower" the "w" is a vowel, the "ow" combination.  (Trying to remember the name for that - was it a diphthong?)

For "h" I guess you could make the case for words like "hour" and "honor".

Simplify the words and it's easier to understand.  The word row can be pronounced two different ways, depending on the definition, but the w is part of the diphthong either way.  Or think about the word few, and you'll see that the w functions as a vowel.

As for the letter h sometimes being a vowel, how about this one:
  thou — \ ˈt͟hau̇ \
  though — \ ˈt͟hō \
The pronunciation of the vowel sound depends entirely on the presence or absence of the letters gh.



Why does the word diphthong have no diphthongs, but it does have two consonant clusters instead?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 22, 2021, 11:40:14 AM
- We lie about santa, the tooth fairy, and all that other mess to little kids but tell them straight up that becoming an adult is terrible..

What sort of parent tells his children that becoming an adult is terrible?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on April 22, 2021, 12:36:59 PM
- We lie about santa, the tooth fairy, and all that other mess to little kids but tell them straight up that becoming an adult is terrible..

What sort of parent tells his children that becoming an adult is terrible?

There might not be many parents that tell their own children that, but I heard it all the time when hitting the milestones of growing up: getting my driving permit, graduating high school, turning 18, etc. I usually heard it from people older than me, but not old enough to be my parents.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: GaryV on April 22, 2021, 01:03:17 PM
- Why is Lowes' entry and exits so damn complicated??

Two sets of automated sliding doors is complicated?  OK, the exit also probably has a hot dog stand to avoid, but still.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 22, 2021, 01:55:17 PM
The only thing unique about Lowes's exit and entry that I can think of is that you have to enter the vestibule and turn 90° before entering the store proper. You also have to make a 180° turn to get a cart, depending on the side you come in on. I don't know if I'd call that complicated, just slightly awkward.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on April 22, 2021, 02:01:11 PM
- We lie about santa, the tooth fairy, and all that other mess to little kids but tell them straight up that becoming an adult is terrible..

What sort of parent tells his children that becoming an adult is terrible?

There might not be many parents that tell their own children that, but I heard it all the time when hitting the milestones of growing up: getting my driving permit, graduating high school, turning 18, etc. I usually heard it from people older than me, but not old enough to be my parents.
This, along with adults always complaining about bills, jobs, and etc.  ^

-

^^ Well at my local Lowe's, it's nearly impossible to turn around at the exit, and it's far away from the entrance. And then they have a separate door for returns. Why?? So if someone came in wanting to return something and accidentally came in the main entrance, they would have to walk all the way out and around, and come through the other door. Oh did I mention you have to go by registers that are really close together when you exit ??
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 22, 2021, 02:15:21 PM
Oh did I mention you have to go by registers that are really close together when you exit ??

That's probably because Lowe's stores are so small to begin with.

(OK, your replies certainly don't need to be in italics, do they?)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: JoePCool14 on April 22, 2021, 02:19:17 PM
- Why is Lowes' entry and exits so damn complicated??

Two sets of automated sliding doors is complicated?  OK, the exit also probably has a hot dog stand to avoid, but still.

Isn't that usually Home Depot with the hot dog stands?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on April 22, 2021, 02:30:23 PM
Still not understanding the point of the large blocks of italics ...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: JoePCool14 on April 22, 2021, 04:02:19 PM
Still not understanding the point of the large blocks of italics ...

The large blocks I don't understand. The one-liners in italics are supposed to be used for the "thoughts".
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: formulanone on April 22, 2021, 05:41:20 PM
For "h" I guess you could make the case for words like "hour" and "honor".

Latin-derived words, which explains why some (though not all) Spanish or French words also have a silent "h".

- Sometimes the "h" was cognate to an "f" that lost its sound along the way.
- Acts as a "dipthong splitter"* so that two vowels would not get forced together, but pronounced independently.
- Sometimes used to prevent homophones (Hay & ay, for example.)
- Rarely, actually pronounced from loan-words (hamster, hockey).

I remember reading some passage ages ago in which every consonant in the English alphabet has irregularly subbed for a vowel of some sort or another.

* a little bit dirty, a little bit technical...but I can't think of the exact term right now.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 22, 2021, 07:05:39 PM
Details on the Latin, as it relates to the letter h being silent in Spanish, which is a child language of Latin:

Make a sound similar to the typical f found, but don't touch your teeth to your lip.  Instead, put your lips together as if you're about to whistle, close enough to make it a fricative when you puff air out between your lips.  This is close to how the letter f was pronounced at the beginning of this story.  I'll call it the ϕ pronunciation.

Maybe people were lazy with their speech, who knows, but over time, this ϕ pronunciation of the letter f changed to become an h sound when it occurred at the beginning of words.  (This transition happened in Latin as well.)  After a while, the spelling of the affected words was changed to reflect the newer pronunciation.  This is why, for example, there are two Spanish surnames Fernández and Hernández:  the first is an older form of the name, and the second a more recent form.  This shift did not happen equally between Romance languages. which is why, for example, Spanish has horno for oven while Italian has forno.

In later centuries, the letter h ended up losing even the last remaining bit of pronunciation in Spanish, and it is now completely silent in all contexts except as part of ch.  Its presence in a word otherwise does not affect that word's pronunciation or syllabification one bit.  If it did, then the accent mark in búho would be unnecessary, because that's where the accent would naturally fall.  However, the accent mark is necessary because, without it, the word (buho) would be one syllable and the accent would naturally fall on the letter o (that being the open vowel of the diphthong).  The letter h is merely a vestigial clue to the history of the spoken language, and (jokingly) exists only to trip up Spanish class students.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 22, 2021, 09:25:31 PM
If the customer is always right, how come so many of them can't work the damn credit card machine?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: GaryV on April 23, 2021, 10:44:01 AM
What happens if a squirrel has a nut allergy?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on April 23, 2021, 11:59:37 AM
- If the US got conquered by some supernation, would our Interstate highways even help us escape since it would be too crowded? And then what if the supernation intercepted every interstate on the system? Maybe this is why the US route system hasn't been abolished  :coffee:.
- Nearly every piece of land you step on has been invaded or under British control at some point.
- I kept hearing this chirping sound at night and I thought it was a cricket, but it was just my stomach..
- WHY TF are kids taught that America has only lost one war?
- American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
- Idk why you would want to, but you can't lick your elbow.
- It's impossible to kill yourself from holding your breath.
- There's always a way to be more specific.
- You can't spell "bee" with your tongue out while scratching your armpit.
- The "praying hands" emoji is really two hands clapping. Yeah, people are dying and they're applauding  :-P.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on April 23, 2021, 12:02:03 PM
- Nearly every piece of land you step on has been invaded or under British control at some point.
When was the American Southwest controlled by the British?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kevinb1994 on April 23, 2021, 12:09:32 PM
- Nearly every piece of land you step on has been invaded or under British control at some point.
When was the American Southwest controlled by the British?
Also, both the French and Spanish fought for control very early on.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on April 23, 2021, 12:11:39 PM
- Nearly every piece of land you step on has been invaded or under British control at some point.
When was the American Southwest controlled by the British?
I meant to put "or Spanish" on there  :meh:. But while I'm here, I wonder who's side Britain would be on if Canada decided to invade.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kevinb1994 on April 23, 2021, 12:13:16 PM
- Nearly every piece of land you step on has been invaded or under British control at some point.
When was the American Southwest controlled by the British?
I meant to put "or Spanish" on there  :meh: . But while I'm here, I wonder who's side Britain would be on if Canada decided to invade.
I don’t know if they’d be willing to pick a side if that were to happen. Remember, they were neutral during the Civil War.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 23, 2021, 01:23:56 PM
There's always a way to be more specific.

- There's always a way to be more specific.

We're sorry if we didn't respond to you the first time.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: formulanone on April 23, 2021, 03:59:43 PM
Serious question: Do you have to return a rented electric vehicle with a full charge? Because I see that possibility being a really tricky endeavor in the future.

There's always a way to be more specific.

Fixed that for you.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 23, 2021, 04:03:04 PM
- If the US got conquered by some supernation, would our Interstate highways even help us escape since it would be too crowded? And then what if the supernation intercepted every interstate on the system? Maybe this is why the US route system hasn't been abolished  :coffee:.

In World War II, once General Eisenhower got control of the Autobahn system, it was far easier for the invading Allied forces to truck troops and equipment throughout Germany, and basically let them make a beeline for Berlin. That experience was what gave Eisenhower the idea that the U.S. needed a similar system—though he was able to imagine that it could be used for defense purposes as well as offensive ones. If there were a ground war on U.S. soil, control of key Interstate interchanges or corridors would definitely be important.

But then again, war has changed a lot since World War II.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 23, 2021, 04:10:00 PM
The USA is a huuuuuuuge nation (that word should be spoken in a Trump-like way).  It is quite possibly large enough to make it impossible to conquer.

Look and see how many attempts to conquer Russia have been successful.  Similar story.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 23, 2021, 04:19:22 PM
I had always been of the assumption that Russia was hard to conquer because of its climate rather than its size. By the time we developed technology (planes) that could make both irrelevant, Russia was well on the way to becoming a superpower, making it hard to conquer for that reason. Much of Russia's land has such a low population density that you could basically "capture" it just by walking through, because there's nobody else around to contest your claim.

The U.S. would be hard to conquer because we spend trillions of dollars on military assets, and because we have a good network of allies (notice how, when we were attacked in 2001, how many countries were willing to go in on the counterattack on Afghanistan).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: zachary_amaryllis on April 24, 2021, 09:37:38 AM
-
- You can't spell "bee" with your tongue out while scratching your armpit.


i did it.

says guy who might take this too seriously.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: JoePCool14 on April 24, 2021, 10:23:24 AM
The USA is a huuuuuuuge nation (that word should be spoken in a Trump-like way).  It is quite possibly large enough to make it impossible to conquer.

Look and see how many attempts to conquer Russia have been successful.  Similar story.

The U.S. probably can't be conquered in the traditional sense, but I'm sure it could be conquered by other, more subtle means.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on April 24, 2021, 01:07:12 PM
The USA is a huuuuuuuge nation (that word should be spoken in a Trump-like way).  It is quite possibly large enough to make it impossible to conquer.

Look and see how many attempts to conquer Russia have been successful.  Similar story.

The U.S. probably can't be conquered in the traditional sense, but I'm sure it could be conquered by other, more subtle means.

I think what you're saying is that it's unlikely to be conquered by external forces, but could be broken up or crumble from within. I agree, of course. After the last ~12 months, I don't know how anyone could disagree.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: interstatefan990 on April 24, 2021, 06:45:54 PM
If the customer is always right, how come so many of them can't work the damn credit card machine?

"The customer is always right" is more of a way of thinking, saying, and doing things professionally, rather than the actual truth. I guess it's considered rude and/or unprofessional to tell a customer they're wrong, so you (the employee) always have to at least treat the customer as if they're right, even if they're completely and totally incorrect. Stupid, but true.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on April 24, 2021, 06:53:53 PM
If the customer is always right, how come so many of them can't work the damn credit card machine?

"The customer is always right" is more of a way of thinking, saying, and doing things professionally, rather than the actual truth. I guess it's considered rude and/or unprofessional to tell a customer they're wrong, so you (the employee) always have to at least treat the customer as if they're right, even if they're completely and totally incorrect. Stupid, but true.

A lot of them know it too. Never happened during my time at BK but you have no idea how excited some douchebag customers get about the idea of trying to get you fired if you don't treat them like royalty.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: zachary_amaryllis on April 24, 2021, 08:16:58 PM
If the customer is always right, how come so many of them can't work the damn credit card machine?

"The customer is always right" is more of a way of thinking, saying, and doing things professionally, rather than the actual truth. I guess it's considered rude and/or unprofessional to tell a customer they're wrong, so you (the employee) always have to at least treat the customer as if they're right, even if they're completely and totally incorrect. Stupid, but true.

A lot of them know it too. Never happened during my time at BK but you have no idea how excited some douchebag customers get about the idea of trying to get you fired if you don't treat them like royalty.

i can recall a time from my days as a drive-thru guru at mcdonalds.. guy comes up to the window, says 'hey i was through here 15 minutes ago, and wanted no onions on my burger, but there were onions'

never mind i'd been there for 4 hours, and had literally never seen this person in my life..

so i'm 'sure, you have your receipt', and he produces one.

it's 4 days old.. and from wendys.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on April 24, 2021, 08:35:28 PM
If the customer is always right, how come so many of them can't work the damn credit card machine?

"The customer is always right" is more of a way of thinking, saying, and doing things professionally, rather than the actual truth. I guess it's considered rude and/or unprofessional to tell a customer they're wrong, so you (the employee) always have to at least treat the customer as if they're right, even if they're completely and totally incorrect. Stupid, but true.

A lot of them know it too. Never happened during my time at BK but you have no idea how excited some douchebag customers get about the idea of trying to get you fired if you don't treat them like royalty.

i can recall a time from my days as a drive-thru guru at mcdonalds.. guy comes up to the window, says 'hey i was through here 15 minutes ago, and wanted no onions on my burger, but there were onions'

never mind i'd been there for 4 hours, and had literally never seen this person in my life..

so i'm 'sure, you have your receipt', and he produces one.

it's 4 days old.. and from wendys.

I hated the whole competitor coupon thing, trying to figure out what someone else's thing equated to what you had that for some dumb reason you had to honor. We actually had a guy try to pass off a movie theater coupon once.

The one thing I learned is there are a surprising number of people who legitimately have no idea what the difference is between McDonald's, BK, Wendy's, and other places or even that they're different chains.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on April 24, 2021, 08:54:46 PM
If the customer is always right, how come so many of them can't work the damn credit card machine?

"The customer is always right" is more of a way of thinking, saying, and doing things professionally, rather than the actual truth. I guess it's considered rude and/or unprofessional to tell a customer they're wrong, so you (the employee) always have to at least treat the customer as if they're right, even if they're completely and totally incorrect. Stupid, but true.

One Summer I worked for a pizza delivery place.  Regular customer complains the hamburger on his pizza is bad, so we sent  a new pizza with instructions to save the bad pizza and we would pick it up when we delivered the replacement . Instead, he fed it to his dog before we arrived, but he got his "free replacement" anyway.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on April 24, 2021, 10:20:46 PM
There's always a way to be more specific.

- There's always a way to be more specific.

We're sorry if we didn't respond to you the first time.

I forgive y'all.
_

Why tf do people say "I don't have a racist bone in my body?" Do your bones control your thinking? 
I find it weird people admire stallions for their asses. Imagine If we admired elephants for their penises. 
Somebody just died.
Since you're reading this, and I read this, doesn't this mean we thought the same thing since we thought to read it and then read it?
I find it weird things we hear are censored more than things we see during explicit performances. *stares at the WAP performance at the grammys*
What if you got attacked by a turkey?
You've committed a crime.
Your shadow is confirmation that light has traveled over 90 billion miles unobstructed, just to get stopped by you.
Why do we usually click on clickbait when we know it's clickbait and know that it'll disappoint us?
Afro Puffs by the Lady of Rage is the greatest rap song of all time.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: zachary_amaryllis on April 24, 2021, 10:49:27 PM
If the customer is always right, how come so many of them can't work the damn credit card machine?

"The customer is always right" is more of a way of thinking, saying, and doing things professionally, rather than the actual truth. I guess it's considered rude and/or unprofessional to tell a customer they're wrong, so you (the employee) always have to at least treat the customer as if they're right, even if they're completely and totally incorrect. Stupid, but true.

A lot of them know it too. Never happened during my time at BK but you have no idea how excited some douchebag customers get about the idea of trying to get you fired if you don't treat them like royalty.

i can recall a time from my days as a drive-thru guru at mcdonalds.. guy comes up to the window, says 'hey i was through here 15 minutes ago, and wanted no onions on my burger, but there were onions'

never mind i'd been there for 4 hours, and had literally never seen this person in my life..

so i'm 'sure, you have your receipt', and he produces one.

it's 4 days old.. and from wendys.

I hated the whole competitor coupon thing, trying to figure out what someone else's thing equated to what you had that for some dumb reason you had to honor. We actually had a guy try to pass off a movie theater coupon once.

The one thing I learned is there are a surprising number of people who legitimately have no idea what the difference is between McDonald's, BK, Wendy's, and other places or even that they're different chains.

had a guy order a whopper once... told him, 'ok, 5.95, first window' he's like 'but its a $3 burger' and i said 'and $2 in gas for me to drive to burger king to get you one..'
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kurumi on April 25, 2021, 03:14:49 PM
What's the first rule of Crossfit Fight Club?

Tell everyone about Crossfit Fight Club.

(Not original, sadly; a google search for "vegan fight club", basically the same joke, has > 1000 hits)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: interstatefan990 on April 25, 2021, 08:10:53 PM
You're not afraid of the dark, you're afraid of what could be in the dark.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: SSOWorld on April 25, 2021, 09:30:45 PM
What's the first rule of Crossfit Fight Club?

Tell everyone about Crossfit Fight Club.

(Not original, sadly; a google search for "vegan fight club", basically the same joke, has > 1000 hits)
Nope.

Sir, I'm going to have to ask you to exit the donut.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: allniter89 on April 25, 2021, 10:12:08 PM
The USA is a huuuuuuuge nation (that word should be spoken in a Trump-like way).  It is quite possibly large enough to make it impossible to conquer.

Look and see how many attempts to conquer Russia have been successful.  Similar story.

The U.S. probably can't be conquered in the traditional sense, but I'm sure it could be conquered by other, more subtle means.
Maybe by using a stronger lethal virus?
Does anyone think maybe China is experimenting to see how we cope with the biological warfare?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on April 25, 2021, 10:39:25 PM
Does anyone think maybe China is experimenting to see how we cope with the biological warfare?

Does anyone not think that?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Alps on April 25, 2021, 10:55:04 PM
Does anyone think maybe China is experimenting to see how we cope with the biological warfare?

Does anyone not think that?
Some people do, some people don't, I would prefer not getting into that discussion here plzkthx
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on April 26, 2021, 12:29:01 AM
- It's crazy that Mcdonald's introduced drive-through service because people in the military couldn't walk in.
- There are billions of people getting jobs that depend on your downfall.
- I'm sure our ancestors are disturbed that we call people who do good "queens" and "kings".
- What's scarier than your parents saying "wait till we get home" when you were little?
- You probably can't prove you and I aren't 18th cousins.
- You're more likely to get a computer virus from visiting religious sites than p0rn sites.
- Everyone talks about water being dangerous.. what about clouds?? they are evil.
- Wearing a mask in public has had a drastic connotation change since covid started.
- You're always responsible for your death.
- Somebody just died again.
- Why are tea bags still a thing?
- Why are paper bags considered better for the environment than plastic bags??
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 26, 2021, 01:09:45 AM
- Why are paper bags considered better for the environment than plastic bags??

Paper is a renewable resource and oil isn't. Also, paper is biodegradable, and plastic isn't. Also, paper can be easily recycled, and plastic is more difficult.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on April 26, 2021, 08:18:27 AM
Does anyone think maybe China is experimenting to see how we cope with the biological warfare?

Does anyone not think that?
Some people do, some people don't, I would prefer not getting into that discussion here plzkthx

Understood. I was only about 20% serious, but I still should have known better.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on April 26, 2021, 08:19:21 AM
- Everyone talks about water being dangerous..

[additional context req'd]
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: zachary_amaryllis on April 26, 2021, 08:56:29 AM
- Everyone talks about water being dangerous..

[additional context req'd]

water in and of itself isn't dangerous... but large amounts can be...

... says guy with river in the backyard.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 26, 2021, 02:20:26 PM
Man, you think about death an awful lot.




- Why are paper bags considered better for the environment than plastic bags??

Paper is a renewable resource and oil isn't. Also, paper is biodegradable, and plastic isn't. Also, paper can be easily recycled, and plastic is more difficult.

We've had this discussion before.  The actual bag is better for the environment if it's paper.  But the environmental toll wreaked by actually manufacturing that bag?  Well, it just may be that paper is worse in that regard.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: JoePCool14 on April 26, 2021, 04:26:38 PM
- You're more likely to get a computer virus from visiting religious sites than p0rn sites.

(citation needed)



Why do we call it "demountable copy" when the primary goal is the mount the letters on, not take them off?
You only have to go back a small handful of generations to find people alive in the 1800s.
Acronyms and mnemonics are not the same thing.
Some public road somewhere out there has an AADT of less than 1.
You'll never get to drive every single road, and you'll never get to see every single sign.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 26, 2021, 06:13:41 PM

- Why are paper bags considered better for the environment than plastic bags??

Paper is a renewable resource and oil isn't. Also, paper is biodegradable, and plastic isn't. Also, paper can be easily recycled, and plastic is more difficult.

We've had this discussion before.  The actual bag is better for the environment if it's paper.  But the environmental toll wreaked by actually manufacturing that bag?  Well, it just may be that paper is worse in that regard.

Right, and I thought about digging up a link to the discussion, but felt too lazy. But anyway, he asked why are they considered better, not why are they. :spin:

Why do we call it "demountable copy" when the primary goal is the mount the letters on, not take them off?

Well, because it's able to be demounted, of course. Direct-applied copy isn't, for the most part. Since that's the most notable difference between the two, demountable copy it is.

For what it's worth, button copy is also demountable. (In Oklahoma, it was held on by flathead screws.) But the most notable thing about it is the buttons, so that's what we call it.

You'll never get to drive every single road, and you'll never get to see every single sign.

This is something I'm okay with. A lot of the roads I won't get to drive probably aren't all that interesting anyway. I don't think I'll have any regrets if I die without clinching SD-48.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on April 26, 2021, 06:16:45 PM
- You probably can't prove you and I aren't 18th cousins.
We probably aren't unless you are Asian. My family has lived in China, Taiwan, and Vietnam for hundreds, probably thousands of years.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: allniter89 on April 26, 2021, 06:23:33 PM
Does anyone think maybe China is experimenting to see how we cope with the biological warfare?

Does anyone not think that?
Some people do, some people don't, I would prefer not getting into that discussion here plzkthx
Okay
Does anyone think maybe China is experimenting to see how we cope with the biological warfare?

Does anyone not think that?
Some people do, some people don't, I would prefer not getting into that discussion here plzkthx

Sorry Alps. I added the question as an afterthought b4 I gave it proper forethought.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Bruce on April 26, 2021, 06:25:49 PM
Similar to the customer service ones: fast food employees tend to treat delivery drivers like shit, who in turn get angsty and treat other employees like shit. I've been deliberately ignored by so many places that are now on my blacklist as both a driver and a customer.

Jokes on them, I don't mind writing feedback to corporate or the state's COVID compliance office.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 26, 2021, 06:35:52 PM
- You're always responsible for your death.

Please explain.  Let's say I'm shopping at a mall, some nutjob with a rifle starts shooting, and I take a bullet to the brain.  Explain how I'm responsible for that.

- You probably can't prove you and I aren't 18th cousins.

Well, even if I have my complete family tree going back 19 generations, I still don't have your family tree going back that far.  So that would be a "definitely", not a "probably".

- Why are tea bags still a thing?

Full disclosure:  I use loose-leaf tea.  I hardly ever use tea bags.

But why wouldn't they still be a thing?

What if you got attacked by a turkey?

Be specific.  I imagine it wouldn't be a whole lot different than being attacked by a Canada goose.

I find it weird people admire stallions for their asses. Imagine If we admired elephants for their penises. 

Not an elephant, but...  Have you seen how long a donkey's penis can get if it's sexually aroused?

Some public road somewhere out there has an AADT of less than 1.

Oh, I'm sure LOTS of them do.  For example, I'm almost certain this very poorly maintained road (https://goo.gl/maps/6QH5AHPr2m3d7wBdA), with nothing but a couple of sheds along it, connecting two much better-maintained roads, has an AADT below 1.  But how many of those roads have actually had their AADT counted?  Now, that's another question entirely.

You only have to go back a small handful of generations to find people alive in the 1800s.

Having been born in the 1900s, that doesn't seem very strange to me.

Acronyms and mnemonics are not the same thing.

Also:  not all initialisms are acronyms.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 26, 2021, 07:16:09 PM
Similar to the customer service ones: fast food employees tend to treat delivery drivers like shit, who in turn get angsty and treat other employees like shit. I've been deliberately ignored by so many places that are now on my blacklist as both a driver and a customer.

Jokes on them, I don't mind writing feedback to corporate or the state's COVID compliance office.

I'm considering starting to do food delivery for some spending money while I wait for my business to start generating profit, and I had never even considered this as a possible thing I'd have to deal with.

Then again, I just spent ten years around angsty casino employees, so I think I can handle it, but still.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on April 26, 2021, 07:30:14 PM
- You're always responsible for your death.

Please explain.  Let's say I'm shopping at a mall, some nutjob with a rifle starts shooting, and I take a bullet to the brain.  Explain how I'm responsible for that.

- You probably can't prove you and I aren't 18th cousins.

Well, even if I have my complete family tree going back 19 generations, I still don't have your family tree going back that far.  So that would be a "definitely", not a "probably".

- Why are tea bags still a thing?

Full disclosure:  I use loose-leaf tea.  I hardly ever use tea bags.

But why wouldn't they still be a thing?

What if you got attacked by a turkey?

Be specific.  I imagine it wouldn't be a whole lot different than being attacked by a Canada goose.

I find it weird people admire stallions for their asses. Imagine If we admired elephants for their penises. 

Not an elephant, but...  Have you seen how long a donkey's penis can get if it's sexually aroused?
inahles

- Because you decided to go to the mall, you didn't move, and then your body stops doing what tf it needs to do.
- But in my unspecific enough thoughts I had plans to send it to you
- Because.. why?? Just put that shit in a packet so it can be mixed or sum because un un.
- I can't, that's the thought.
- No, but now I'm going to have to search it up  :colorful:.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: dlsterner on April 26, 2021, 09:41:46 PM
You only have to go back a small handful of generations to find people alive in the 1800s.
Not unexpected.  My grandmother (who passed on when I was about 30) was alive in the 1800s.

How about the 1700s?  Fun Fact, semi related:  John Tyler, who was born in 1790 and was US President from 1841-1845, has a grandson still living today.  (Tyler fathered a child while in his 70s who likewise fathered a child while in his 70s)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on April 26, 2021, 09:44:19 PM
You only have to go back a small handful of generations to find people alive in the 1800s.
Not unexpected.  My grandmother (who passed on when I was about 30) was alive in the 1800s.

How about the 1700s?  Fun Fact, semi related:  John Tyler, who was born in 1790 and was US President from 1841-1845, has a grandson still living today.  (Tyler fathered a child while in his 70s who likewise fathered a child while in his 70s)
There are people alive today with parents born in the 1800s. The oldest human alive today was born in 1903.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kevinb1994 on April 26, 2021, 09:49:03 PM
You only have to go back a small handful of generations to find people alive in the 1800s.
Not unexpected.  My grandmother (who passed on when I was about 30) was alive in the 1800s.

How about the 1700s?  Fun Fact, semi related:  John Tyler, who was born in 1790 and was US President from 1841-1845, has a grandson still living today.  (Tyler fathered a child while in his 70s who likewise fathered a child while in his 70s)
John Tyler was also born in the same year that Founding Father Ben Franklin died. Likewise, I was born in the same year that Nixon died (hallelujah, Nixon was a crook), and my mother, while definitely not born in the same year that Van Buren was born (or even died, for that matter), shares the same birthday as him (December 5th-and for this reason, I’ll mention that she was raised in Jackson, NJ).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on April 26, 2021, 09:51:31 PM
You only have to go back a small handful of generations to find people alive in the 1800s.
Not unexpected.  My grandmother (who passed on when I was about 30) was alive in the 1800s.

How about the 1700s?  Fun Fact, semi related:  John Tyler, who was born in 1790 and was US President from 1841-1845, has a grandson still living today.  (Tyler fathered a child while in his 70s who likewise fathered a child while in his 70s)
John Tyler was also born in the same year that Founding Father Ben Franklin died.
We have people alive today who's grandparents lived alongside George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on April 26, 2021, 10:01:40 PM
We have people born today who's grandparents lived alongside George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.

LOL, I think you mean alive today, not born today.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: dlsterner on April 26, 2021, 10:01:58 PM
You only have to go back a small handful of generations to find people alive in the 1800s.
Not unexpected.  My grandmother (who passed on when I was about 30) was alive in the 1800s.

How about the 1700s?  Fun Fact, semi related:  John Tyler, who was born in 1790 and was US President from 1841-1845, has a grandson still living today.  (Tyler fathered a child while in his 70s who likewise fathered a child while in his 70s)
John Tyler was also born in the same year that Founding Father Ben Franklin died.
We have people born today who's grandparents lived alongside George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.
May want to check your math.  Going to extreme cases, if somebody born today had an 80 year old father who himself had an 80 year old father, that grandparent would have been born around 1860.  Maybe Abe Lincoln, but not Washington/Adams/Jefferson.

Unless you meant to say people alive today, not people born today.  Then I could see that happening - but it would be quite rare.

Edit - Didn't see webny99's reply before I posted.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on April 26, 2021, 10:02:37 PM
You only have to go back a small handful of generations to find people alive in the 1800s.
Not unexpected.  My grandmother (who passed on when I was about 30) was alive in the 1800s.

How about the 1700s?  Fun Fact, semi related:  John Tyler, who was born in 1790 and was US President from 1841-1845, has a grandson still living today.  (Tyler fathered a child while in his 70s who likewise fathered a child while in his 70s)
John Tyler was also born in the same year that Founding Father Ben Franklin died.
We have people born today who's grandparents lived alongside George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.
May want to check your math.  Going to extreme cases, if somebody born today had an 80 year old father who himself had an 80 year old father, that grandparent would have been born around 1860.  Maybe Abe Lincoln, but not Washington/Adams/Jefferson.

Unless you meant to say people alive today, not people born today.  Then I could see that happening - but it would be quite rare.
I meant alive today oops. Was talking about Tyler's grandkids.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: zachary_amaryllis on April 26, 2021, 10:18:36 PM
most people have more than the average number of arms per human being
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on April 26, 2021, 10:23:03 PM
Why do we say something's up instead of something's down? It seems more fitting.
You're younger than me. No, not you. You.
Why can't bicycles stand up by their self? They are two tired! ......
Why can't Canals should be called "straits"?
Animals get tortured, skinned, and all that other mess, and we make rugs from them to walk on..
Isn't every science Earth & Space Science??
You can't spell Party without Trap.
"cut and glue" > "copying and paste"
Complaining makes you age.
Does anyone else's hearing in one ear just randomly stop and ring..
You're always hearing.
You can't spell untalented without U  :D.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on April 26, 2021, 10:50:36 PM
Why do we say something's up instead of something's down? It seems more fitting.
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Something's up.  Something is going down.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: JoePCool14 on April 27, 2021, 09:48:20 AM
Why can't bicycles stand up by their self? They are two tired! ......

The Dad jokes thread was locked a long time ago my dude!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: jmacswimmer on April 27, 2021, 10:35:53 AM
Why are control cities such a contentious subject on the forum right now?

Why can't bicycles stand up by their self? They are two tired! ......
Similarly:
Man who stand in front of car gets tired
Man who stand behind car gets exhausted

Does anyone else's hearing in one ear just randomly stop and ring..
Yes.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 27, 2021, 12:34:05 PM
- Because.. why?? Just put that shit in a packet so it can be mixed or sum because un un.

That's like asking why coffee makers still exist, just because instant coffee is a thing.

- Because you decided to go to the mall, you didn't move, and then your body stops doing what tf it needs to do.

So if I go to the mall and get shot by a madman, then I'm responsible for my own death because I decided to leave home.  But if I stay home and get shot in a drive-by, then I'm responsible because I decided not to go to the mall.  Yeah, OK, bub.

most people have more than the average number of arms per human being

Mean, yes.  Median, certainly not.

their self?

That's not a phrase.

Animals get tortured, skinned, and all that other mess, and we make rugs from them to walk on..

The same animals?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kurumi on April 27, 2021, 12:51:43 PM
Pythagorean triples are 3 numbers where a2 + b2 = c2, such as:
* 3, 4, 5
* 20, 21, 29
* 1, i, 0
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on April 27, 2021, 01:26:04 PM
- Because.. why?? Just put that shit in a packet so it can be mixed or sum because un un.

That's like asking why coffee makers still exist, just because instant coffee is a thing.

- Because you decided to go to the mall, you didn't move, and then your body stops doing what tf it needs to do.

So if I go to the mall and get shot by a madman, then I'm responsible for my own death because I decided to leave home.  But if I stay home and get shot in a drive-by, then I'm responsible because I decided not to go to the mall.  Yeah, OK, bub.

most people have more than the average number of arms per human being

Mean, yes.  Median, certainly not.

their self?

That's not a phrase.

Animals get tortured, skinned, and all that other mess, and we make rugs from them to walk on..

The same animals?
time to justify my random thoughts to kfogger. wait-
- Ok?
- Correct, or you didn't move fast enough. You had time to move.
- Thanks for correcting my typo, it was much needed.
- Uh I'm confused. But either way, humans are terrible.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 27, 2021, 01:30:58 PM
- Correct, or you didn't move fast enough. You had time to move.

Bullets move at 2640 feet per second. The typical reaction time of a human is 250 ms. So in order for you to "have time to move" you have to both be able to see the gunman and know they're about to shoot you, and they have to be at least 660 feet away.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on April 27, 2021, 01:46:50 PM
- Correct, or you didn't move fast enough. You had time to move.

Bullets move at 2640 feet per second. The typical reaction time of a human is 250 ms. So in order for you to "have time to move" you have to both be able to see the gunman and know they're about to shoot you, and they have to be at least 660 feet away.

That's faster than the speed of sound, so the bullet has already hit you before you even hear the sound of the gun.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 27, 2021, 02:14:38 PM
- Uh I'm confused. But either way, humans are terrible.

Do you long to go back to a time in human history when humans didn't kill animals for their hides?

Or do you wish we were more like other animals?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: I-55 on April 27, 2021, 04:20:52 PM
"There's no 'I' in team!"
"There's no 'U' Either!"

And there's no 'team' in 'IU'
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 27, 2021, 04:24:28 PM
- The death rate in this country is approaching 100%.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: zachary_amaryllis on April 27, 2021, 08:57:08 PM
there is a very small, but real, chance that all the air molecules in the room will suddenly congregate in a corner.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: dlsterner on April 27, 2021, 10:47:27 PM
"There's no 'I' in team!"

(http://www.memesmonkey.com/images/memesmonkey/s_f3/f367fd13cf0dec8df3ab553958a2b16b.jpeg)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on April 28, 2021, 12:32:34 AM
"There's no 'I' in team!"

yeah, because there's already "me" in it  :D.
 -
- We have "family reunions" and purposely separate some days later.
- Somebody or something owns everything you want.
- If you don't like rap, i'm just gonna assume you're ***, *****, or ******. The first three are probably not what you think..
- I think about going back to sleep when I check my replies in the morning and only see FritzOwl's thread and Alanland getting 2 new pages.
- You have to nap in order to sleep, by definition.
- You can't stop me from loving you. Yes. You.
- The person in a group that you look at first during laughter is your favorite.
- What is the benefit of childbirth?? And maintaining human population isn't good enough.
- You aren't a black male from Mississippi that is currently hungry, has skin discoloration, and has a water bottle that's empty beside the bed. 
- You've most likely had a crush on a minor..

Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 28, 2021, 09:43:54 AM

"There's no 'I' in team!"

(http://www.memesmonkey.com/images/memesmonkey/s_f3/f367fd13cf0dec8df3ab553958a2b16b.jpeg)


Yep.  It's right there in the a-hole.

- If you don't like rap, i'm just gonna assume you're ***, *****, or ******. The first three are probably not what you think..

rad, smart, or and classy

- The person in a group that you look at first during laughter is your favorite.

Wow.  Now I'm never going to forget that, and it's probably going to make me uncomfortable sometime soon.  Good grief, man!  What havoc you have just wreaked in my mind...

- What is the benefit of childbirth?? And maintaining human population isn't good enough.

You don't believe there's an innate desire in many people to have a family? that, for many people, having kids grows naturally out of a marriage relationship?  Beyond that, though, children can provide parents companionship, workload assistance, additional connection points to the community, a feeling of accomplishment, a system of care during their old age, etc, etc.

- You aren't a black male from Mississippi that is currently hungry, has skin discoloration, and has a water bottle that's empty beside the bed. 

Nope.  I'm a white male from Kansas that is currently hungry, has skin discoloration (does sunburn count?), and has a water bottle that's empty beside the office computer.  Hmm, that reminds me to go make some tea soon.  j/k
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Big John on April 28, 2021, 10:30:16 AM
- You've most likely had a crush on a minor..
nope
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 28, 2021, 10:34:32 AM

- You've most likely had a crush on a minor..

nope

Not even in high school?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Big John on April 28, 2021, 10:53:20 AM

- You've most likely had a crush on a minor..

nope

Not even in high school?
no, the girls were all suck up
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on April 28, 2021, 10:55:29 AM
- You've most likely had a crush on a minor..
I currently have a crush on many minors.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 28, 2021, 11:01:24 AM
- You've most likely never had a crush on a miner..
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: jmacswimmer on April 28, 2021, 11:03:42 AM
- You've most likely never had a crush on a miner..

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/97/76/9c/97769c6067cc380453c98342ddd1da82.gif)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kurumi on April 28, 2021, 12:56:06 PM
In 16th and 17th century Europe, where castrati were a thing, do you think some otherwise talented youngsters figured out it was wise to keep that talent a secret -- and deliberately sandbag any auditions they were called to?

- You seem like you would have a good voice, young man.

"No, no, I'm terrible at music. Listen: " [commence tone-deaf growling]

- Oh, that's dreadful. NEXT!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on April 28, 2021, 03:25:08 PM
Beyond that, though, children can provide parents companionship, workload assistance, additional connection points to the community, a feeling of accomplishment, a system of care during their old age, etc, etc.

So does owning a horse. (Except of the system of care during their old age.)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 28, 2021, 03:41:28 PM

Beyond that, though, children can provide parents companionship, workload assistance, additional connection points to the community, a feeling of accomplishment, a system of care during their old age, etc, etc.

So does owning a horse. (Except of the system of care during their old age.)

Yes, I suppose horses are like pets that actually do some work around the place.   :biggrin:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 28, 2021, 03:42:14 PM
(Incidentally, I once had a roommate who compared adopting a child to buying a pet.  You know, I'm kind of lonely, so I think I'd like to buy a child.)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on April 29, 2021, 12:41:48 AM
Yeah, and horses can earn you way more money than a child can :biggrin:. Well, Usually.
Bullying is so dumb. How you gone hate me because im ugly??
What if Fritzowl is Flint on an alt account..
What happens to the skin when you fall and start bleeding?
All of your problems are directly related to Great Britain.
3 by Britney Spears is 3:33, her 3rd number one, the first number one debut in 3 years, peaked at number 3 on the euro digital sales chart, and was her 3rd song on the "piece of me" setlist.
If you play "Don't Stop The Music" backwards, you will hear "prepare to die".
Forget a search history.. my mirror history would be terrifying.
I'm just now finding out it says "potato crisps" on the pringles can and not potato chips.
Wait the division symbol is just a blank fraction with the dots replacing the numbers ...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on April 29, 2021, 08:03:41 AM
Wait the division symbol is just a blank fraction with the dots replacing the numbers ...

Huh, I never thought about it like that before.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on April 29, 2021, 09:48:40 AM
Wait the division symbol is just a blank fraction with the dots replacing the numbers ...

Huh, I never thought about it like that before.
I don't use the division sign much.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: I-55 on April 29, 2021, 10:53:58 AM
Wait the division symbol is just a blank fraction with the dots replacing the numbers ...

Huh, I never thought about it like that before.
I don't use the division sign much.

But kind of to the point I just use fractions when I'm dividing. So am I using the division symbol or not?  :hmmm:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on April 29, 2021, 01:20:32 PM
All of your problems are directly related to Great Britain.

Warts?  Dry skin in the winter?  Hyperopia?  Nighttime tachycardia (undiagnosed)?  Missing filling?  Oil leak in my car's A/C compressor?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on April 29, 2021, 02:05:09 PM

I'm just now finding out it says "potato crisps" on the pringles can and not potato chips.

Procter & Gamble got sued for using "potato chips"
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: jmacswimmer on April 29, 2021, 05:38:59 PM
Just when I thought HighwayStar was a polarizing new presence on the forum with unique opinions, Angelo71 went and blew him out of the water in one afternoon.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on April 29, 2021, 05:39:28 PM
Just when I thought HighwayStar was a polarizing new presence on the forum with unique opinions, Angelo71 went and blew him out of the water in one afternoon.
HighwayStar is just stubborn. Angelo71 is actually insane.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: jmacswimmer on April 29, 2021, 05:40:52 PM
Just when I thought HighwayStar was a polarizing new presence on the forum with unique opinions, Angelo71 went and blew him out of the water in one afternoon.
HighwayStar is just stubborn. Angelo71 is actually insane.
Is dzlsabe a good comparison? I read one of his hypotenuse threads you linked somewhere, and that was...er...entertaining...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on April 29, 2021, 05:41:37 PM
Just when I thought HighwayStar was a polarizing new presence on the forum with unique opinions, Angelo71 went and blew him out of the water in one afternoon.
HighwayStar is just stubborn. Angelo71 is actually insane.
Is dzlsabe a good comparison? I read one of his hypotenuse threads you linked somewhere, and that was...er...entertaining...
Dzlsabe was a more intelligent troll, Angelo sounds like an 8 year old.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: SkyPesos on April 29, 2021, 05:59:53 PM
Just when I thought HighwayStar was a polarizing new presence on the forum with unique opinions, Angelo71 went and blew him out of the water in one afternoon.
I was still trying to get used to reading Kernals12's unique opinions before HighwayStar came in.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on April 29, 2021, 06:08:11 PM
Just when I thought HighwayStar was a polarizing new presence on the forum with unique opinions, Angelo71 went and blew him out of the water in one afternoon.
I was still trying to get used to reading Kernals12's unique opinions before HighwayStar came in.
Kernals12 has been quiet lately.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kkt on May 01, 2021, 02:16:23 AM
And for that matter, why don't we have a cent sign on a computer keyboard?

Really.  How often do you use curly brackets or a pipe symbol?  Replace one of them, already!

Computers back when ASCII was being formed used money a lot, but always represented it with dollars and a decimal.  They didn't have loads of space in the code chart so they didn't include characters that weren't used much. 

Curly brackets were used in several programming languages.  The pipe symbol was used to make crude tables or other graphics.

Oh, and if you need more symbols, figure out how to type unicode characters on your computer.  Pretty much all support it now.  The last thing we need is Yet Another Variant of ASCII.

Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on May 01, 2021, 05:17:30 PM
I use alt codes for symbols.  Except that, on this forum, a lot of them don't work right (leaves the page), so I have to type them in Notepad, then copy and paste.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on May 01, 2021, 05:45:03 PM
I use alt codes for symbols.  Except that, on this forum, a lot of them don't work right (leaves the page), so I have to type them in Notepad, then copy and paste.

I didn't think this forum had any website-specific keyboard shortcuts.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on May 01, 2021, 06:08:42 PM
No, I mean I use the standard alt codes.  For example, I get — by typing alt+0131.  That works in Excel, Word, Notepad, etc, etc.

However, when I type some of those alt codes on this forum (possibly only in Chrome, I'm not sure), something else happens and the browser navigates away from the page.  I think it goes "back" or something.  Irritating.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on May 01, 2021, 06:09:40 PM
Does it happen on every Chrome page or just this forum?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on May 01, 2021, 06:24:20 PM
Honestly, I'm not sure I've ever had a need to use them on any other page.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on May 02, 2021, 10:14:33 AM
- Somebody PLS tell me what's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "Mississippi"?
- What would happen to a dead body inside of a hearse if it got towed?
- Can people actually tell the difference between an Australian and British accent?
- Speaking of, I wish it was aeroplane instead of airplane here.
- ALSO, I never really thought about it that people either learn British or American English..
- You don't read out loud 90% of the words you see in a lifetime.
- I made that up, but who knows? ^
- Walking to the mailbox is intimidating. Like what am I supposed to look at, and what do I do with my arms??
- I wish backwards running was a school sport.
- JG Wentworth has been real quiet lately ..
- The goal of every relationship is for your partner to become your ex. Even if y'all get married. Think about it.
- If you don't like Bootylicious, clean your ears out and relisten!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: SkyPesos on May 02, 2021, 10:44:38 AM
- Somebody PLS tell me what's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "Mississippi"?
the river
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on May 02, 2021, 10:49:26 AM
- Somebody PLS tell me what's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "Mississippi"?

35% black, 65% racist.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 02, 2021, 03:05:03 PM
- Somebody PLS tell me what's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "Mississippi"?
the river
Poverty
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: I-55 on May 02, 2021, 06:07:08 PM
Just when I thought HighwayStar was a polarizing new presence on the forum with unique opinions, Angelo71 went and blew him out of the water in one afternoon.

I did a double take when I saw his post count fly over 200. He had to have posted at least 70 69 posts that day.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on May 02, 2021, 06:24:18 PM
- Somebody PLS tell me what's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "Mississippi"?

35% black, 65% racist.

35 percent Black, 65 percent Racist....are you suggesting  non-Blacks are racist? I strongly disagree. 
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on May 02, 2021, 06:32:56 PM
- Somebody PLS tell me what's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "Mississippi"?

35% black, 65% racist.

35 percent Black, 65 percent Racist....are you suggesting  non-Blacks are racist? I strongly disagree.

It depends on where you are. Mississippi and Alabama seem to be the worst.

Also, "first thing you think of". There are always going to be exceptions, as well as a small percentage who are Hispanic, Asian, or something else entirely.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on May 02, 2021, 06:45:32 PM
- Somebody PLS tell me what's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "Mississippi"?
the river
Poverty

Depends on the context. Sometimes the river, sometimes poverty - and not just poverty in the financial sense, but also with regards to general health and wellness.

Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on May 02, 2021, 06:47:07 PM
- Somebody PLS tell me what's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "Mississippi"?

35% black, 65% racist.

35 percent Black, 65 percent Racist....are you suggesting  non-Blacks are racist? I strongly disagree.

It depends on where you are. Mississippi and Alabama seem to be the worst.

Also, "first thing you think of". There are always going to be exceptions, as well as a small percentage who are Hispanic, Asian, or something else entirely.

It's not the first thing I think of. I have friends in those places. I also do shows in those areas.
.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kurumi on May 02, 2021, 10:31:16 PM
A random thought of another topic: The Star Wars bad guys calling themselves "the Dark Side" is not believable. In their eyes, they're the good guys.

They'd call themselves the Peace and Freedom Side for Prosperity and Growth.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on May 02, 2021, 11:35:21 PM
A random thought of another topic: The Star Wars bad guys calling themselves "the Dark Side" is not believable. In their eyes, they're the good guys.

They'd call themselves the Peace and Freedom Side for Prosperity and Growth.

There was a faction at my old job that referred to me and my friends as "the Dark Side" because they had decided we were their enemies or something. We willingly accepted the label because we thought it was hilarious how overdramatic they were being about it. In return, we started calling them "The Alliance" (one of our number was a big Firefly fan).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: GaryV on May 03, 2021, 08:24:46 AM
Back when soccer referees wore only black, we referred to ourselves as the Dark Side.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: formulanone on May 03, 2021, 10:08:52 AM
A random thought of another topic: The Star Wars bad guys calling themselves "the Dark Side" is not believable. In their eyes, they're the good guys.

They'd call themselves the Peace and Freedom Side for Prosperity and Growth.

They never called themselves that, only Vader suggested to Luke that he should (making it a personal decision and not a personnel decision).

Also, dualistic symbolism yada yoda yada.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: jmacswimmer on May 03, 2021, 10:31:27 AM
A random thought of another topic: The Star Wars bad guys calling themselves "the Dark Side" is not believable. In their eyes, they're the good guys.

They'd call themselves the Peace and Freedom Side for Prosperity and Growth.

Well, there was that one time during the Mustafar duel when Anakin pointed out that the Jedi were evil from "[his] point of view"  :-D
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on May 03, 2021, 02:26:10 PM
- Somebody PLS tell me what's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "Mississippi"?

All the double letters.

Then I try to remember which one is which on the map:  Alabama and Mississippi.  I have a hard time keeping them straight in my mind.

Then I think of the beautiful license plates they've had over the years.

Then I think of a guy I know from Brandon, MS.

Honestly, race issues and poverty don't even come to mind.

- Walking to the mailbox is intimidating. Like what am I supposed to look at, and what do I do with my arms??

Huh???  What the heck?  You look wherever you want (forward, presumably), and you do with your arms whatever you do when you walk anywhere else (swing them in stride, presumably).  How is this intimidating?

- The goal of every relationship is for your partner to become your ex. Even if y'all get married. Think about it.

I'm thinking about it, and I don't get it.  Unless you think that being a "widow" and being an "ex" are the same thing...  (They're not.)



- Somebody PLS tell me what's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "Mississippi"?

35% black, 65% racist.

35 percent Black, 65 percent Racist....are you suggesting  non-Blacks are racist? I strongly disagree. 

And also that black people can't be racist.  Which I also strongly disagree with.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on May 03, 2021, 02:35:44 PM
- Somebody PLS tell me what's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "Mississippi"?

All the double letters.

Then I try to remember which one is which on the map:  Alabama and Mississippi.  I have a hard time keeping them straight in my mind.

Then I think of the beautiful license plates they've had over the years.

Then I think of a guy I know from Brandon, MS.

Honestly, race issues and poverty don't even come to mind.

- Walking to the mailbox is intimidating. Like what am I supposed to look at, and what do I do with my arms??

Huh???  What the heck?  You look wherever you want (forward, presumably), and you do with your arms whatever you do when you walk anywhere else (swing them in stride, presumably).  How is this intimidating?

- The goal of every relationship is for your partner to become your ex. Even if y'all get married. Think about it.

I'm thinking about it, and I don't get it.  Unless you think that being a "widow" and being an "ex" are the same thing...  (They're not.)



- Somebody PLS tell me what's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "Mississippi"?

35% black, 65% racist.

35 percent Black, 65 percent Racist....are you suggesting  non-Blacks are racist? I strongly disagree. 

And also that black people can't be racist.  Which I also strongly disagree with.
Same here and not getting into politics but we have a former First Lady that seems to be very racist.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kevinb1994 on May 03, 2021, 04:10:12 PM
- Somebody PLS tell me what's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "Mississippi"?
- What would happen to a dead body inside of a hearse if it got towed?
- Can people actually tell the difference between an Australian and British accent?
- Speaking of, I wish it was aeroplane instead of airplane here.
- ALSO, I never really thought about it that people either learn British or American English..
- You don't read out loud 90% of the words you see in a lifetime.
- I made that up, but who knows? ^
- Walking to the mailbox is intimidating. Like what am I supposed to look at, and what do I do with my arms??
- I wish backwards running was a school sport.
- JG Wentworth has been real quiet lately ..
- The goal of every relationship is for your partner to become your ex. Even if y'all get married. Think about it.
- If you don't like Bootylicious, clean your ears out and relisten!
Googlicious, so delicious ;)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on May 03, 2021, 04:43:41 PM
Googlicious, so delicious ;)

what does this mean and why did you post it
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kevinb1994 on May 03, 2021, 04:56:01 PM
Googlicious, so delicious ;)

what does this mean and why did you post it
It’s a tech spoof of the aforementioned song. CNET for ya.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on May 03, 2021, 10:13:28 PM
- Somebody PLS tell me what's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "Mississippi"?

All the double letters.

Then I try to remember which one is which on the map:  Alabama and Mississippi.  I have a hard time keeping them straight in my mind.

Then I think of the beautiful license plates they've had over the years.

Then I think of a guy I know from Brandon, MS.

Honestly, race issues and poverty don't even come to mind.

- Walking to the mailbox is intimidating. Like what am I supposed to look at, and what do I do with my arms??

Huh???  What the heck?  You look wherever you want (forward, presumably), and you do with your arms whatever you do when you walk anywhere else (swing them in stride, presumably).  How is this intimidating?

- The goal of every relationship is for your partner to become your ex. Even if y'all get married. Think about it.

I'm thinking about it, and I don't get it.  Unless you think that being a "widow" and being an "ex" are the same thing...  (They're not.)



- Somebody PLS tell me what's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "Mississippi"?

35% black, 65% racist.

35 percent Black, 65 percent Racist....are you suggesting  non-Blacks are racist? I strongly disagree. 

And also that black people can't be racist.  Which I also strongly disagree with.

- Ok but still I'm just walking in the open with nobody else around, and everybody could just be watching me from their windows.

- Because, if you marry them, they become your ex- boy/girlfriend. And you can't be a widow without them being your ex, because y'all were married.

- why "strongly"? Even if we couldn't, colorism is something that everyone forgets  :coffee:. kbyeimnottryingtogetthethreadlocked.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: tolbs17 on May 03, 2021, 10:36:29 PM
And Greenville, North Carolina is pretty much equally white and black.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on May 03, 2021, 10:38:07 PM
- I hate when p0rn has music.. I'm trying to bust an *oof* not a dance move.
- Forget being held at gunpoint.. Have you ever fell and everyone started laughing, and then you fell again??
- You value a screen more than billions of people.
- The chances of you existing are so slim.
- It's so tacky that you have to do marching band in order to do concert band, unless you have asthma or sum. I signed up to play an instrument, not to move my hips in front of all these people  :rolleyes:..
- Someone is praying to be in your position.
- You rarely hear your username being read out loud. Well, most of you.
- So um is jeffandnicole a couple??
- Your mum telling you to come outside and get the groceries is the definition of bittersweet.
- You're an ancestor to a lot of strangers that will probably never know you existed.
- When you try to remember a past event, you try to remember remembering it, not the actual event.
- Afro Puffs by The Lady of Rage is the greatest rap song of all time. And if you haven't heard it already, curse you.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 03, 2021, 10:47:38 PM
- So um is jeffandnicole a couple??
Yes, I think.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on May 04, 2021, 10:48:21 AM
- Ok but still I'm just walking in the open with nobody else around, and everybody could just be watching me from their windows.

- Because, if you marry them, they become your ex- boy/girlfriend. And you can't be a widow without them being your ex, because y'all were married.

- why "strongly"? Even if we couldn't, colorism is something that everyone forgets  :coffee:. kbyeimnottryingtogetthethreadlocked.

—  Is going to the mailbox seriously the only time you walk out in the open while people might be able to see you?  What about just walking around the block?  Across a parking lot?  I don't get it.

—  My wife is not my ex-girlfriend.  She is still my girlfriend.  I actually have a funny story about that...  Also, ask a widower about his ex-wife and see the sort of respect you get from him;  they are not the same thing.

—  I strongly disagree because I've witnessed racism in action by black people, and because I've had discussions with black people about that very racism.  Besides which, or rather more importantly:  claiming that a person cannot have a bias merely because of the color of his or her skin is racist.



Funny story time.  I know a guy from Brandon, MS (hey, I just mentioned him, didn't I?), who has a very memorable personality and is known around town as a strong Christian man;  we've worked with him in missions down in Mexico a few times.  He is happily married and has been for many years.  One time, he had to go to the hospital and be put under anesthesia.  As it was wearing off, the nurses were asking him questions to check how well the fog was lifting from his mind.  Well, he was perfectly lucid, but he decided to have some fun with the nurses anyway.  They asked him if anyone would be picking him up from the hospital, and he replied, Yes, my girlfriend is picking me up.  Well, they got all embarrassed, because they thought the medicine was making him let slip a secret affair he'd been having.  They asked him a couple of times more, and he kept replying that his girlfriend would be picking him up from the hospital.  Finally, it was time to be released from the hospital, at which time he met up with his wife and then told all the nurses, I'd like to introduce you to my girlfriend.  She is my girlfriend, my lover, and my wife.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 04, 2021, 10:51:41 AM
- Ok but still I'm just walking in the open with nobody else around, and everybody could just be watching me from their windows.

- Because, if you marry them, they become your ex- boy/girlfriend. And you can't be a widow without them being your ex, because y'all were married.

- why "strongly"? Even if we couldn't, colorism is something that everyone forgets  :coffee:. kbyeimnottryingtogetthethreadlocked.

—  Is going to the mailbox seriously the only time you walk out in the open while people might be able to see you?  What about just walking around the block?  Across a parking lot?  I don't get it.

—  My wife is not my ex-girlfriend.  She is still my girlfriend.  I actually have a funny story about that...  Also, ask a widower about his ex-wife and see the sort of respect you get from him;  they are not the same thing.

—  I strongly disagree because I've witnessed racism in action by black people, and because I've had discussions with black people about that very racism.  Besides which, or rather more importantly:  claiming that a person cannot have a bias merely because of the color of his or her skin is racist.



Funny story time.  I know a guy from Brandon, MS (hey, I just mentioned him, didn't I?), who has a very memorable personality and is known around town as a strong Christian man;  we've worked with him in missions down in Mexico a few times.  He is happily married and has been for many years.  One time, he had to go to the hospital and be put under anesthesia.  As it was wearing off, the nurses were asking him questions to check how well the fog was lifting from his mind.  Well, he was perfectly lucid, but he decided to have some fun with the nurses anyway.  They asked him if anyone would be picking him up from the hospital, and he replied, Yes, my girlfriend is picking me up.  Well, they got all embarrassed, because they thought the medicine was making him let slip a secret affair he'd been having.  They asked him a couple of times more, and he kept replying that his girlfriend would be picking him up from the hospital.  Finally, it was time to be released from the hospital, at which time he met up with his wife and then told all the nurses, I'd like to introduce you to my girlfriend.  She is my girlfriend, my lover, and my wife.
I find it awkward to call your wife your "girlfriend". Just sounds bizarre.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on May 04, 2021, 11:13:59 AM
- The chances of you existing are so slim.

The chances of me existing are 100%.

- Someone is praying to be in your position.

What, at work?  I highly doubt that.

Walking to the mailbox is intimidating. Like what am I supposed to look at, and what do I do with my arms??

I'm just walking in the open with nobody else around, and everybody could just be watching me from their windows.

I signed up to play an instrument, not to move my hips in front of all these people  :rolleyes:..

Self-conscious much?



I find it awkward to call your wife your "girlfriend". Just sounds bizarre.

Well, you don't have to call my wife my "girlfriend", then.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on May 04, 2021, 11:46:45 AM
Walking to the mailbox is intimidating. Like what am I supposed to look at, and what do I do with my arms??

I'm just walking in the open with nobody else around, and everybody could just be watching me from their windows.

...

Self-conscious much?

Sounds like how someone would feel if they were walking around in the nude or something... but there's no reason to feel conspicuous walking to the mailbox in normal everyday attire.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Angelo71 on May 04, 2021, 08:43:39 PM
How does a 67 year old date a 20 year old? (Old and a young person dating)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 04, 2021, 09:41:37 PM
How does a 67 year old date a 20 year old? (Old and a young person dating)
Ew
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: jmacswimmer on May 04, 2021, 10:01:38 PM
How does a 67 year old date a 20 year old?

(Old and a young person dating)

(https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/210/119/9b3.png)

(But anyways, here’s how):
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 04, 2021, 10:03:49 PM
The oldest person on earth died with a completely different set of humans on earth than the ones s/he was born with
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on May 05, 2021, 12:42:08 AM
- The chances of you existing are so slim.

The chances of me existing are 100%.

- Someone is praying to be in your position.

What, at work?  I highly doubt that.

Walking to the mailbox is intimidating. Like what am I supposed to look at, and what do I do with my arms??

I'm just walking in the open with nobody else around, and everybody could just be watching me from their windows.

I signed up to play an instrument, not to move my hips in front of all these people  :rolleyes:..

Self-conscious much?



I find it awkward to call your wife your "girlfriend". Just sounds bizarre.

Well, you don't have to call my wife my "girlfriend", then.
- I meant coming to existence. If only that semen didn't survive the battle  X-(.

- I was talking about living in general, but well..

- Correct. And idk what to do about it  :meh:.

- Ok but your wife is still your ex- something. Right? 

- Most black people say they can't be racist because *oomf* people don't get offended when you call them *crunch*. And if I said *crunch* or *honk* out loud, I'm sure I would get laughed at. And it sucks when you get into a cyber argument, because when you get called *snicker* you can't even say anything back.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on May 05, 2021, 01:12:48 AM
- So does the radio stop playing when you get in a wreck?
- There could be intense ant wars going on in the backyard..
- Avocados used to be called Alligator Pears.
- The Octothorpe will always adapt and be relevant.
- Whenever I'm feeling down, I just remember I fit into multiple p*rn categories.
- I knew something was off when I started laughing in the mirror because I couldn't make myself cry.
- Wtf is "irl"? What isn't??
- Body Shaming is so dumb. How you gone get mad that someone has a bigger belly than you??
- Bye I'm single because I'm too hot for everyone. I'd stay away too.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on May 05, 2021, 09:50:54 AM
How does a 67 year old date a 20 year old? (Old and a young person dating)

The numbers aren't the same, but my sister's husband is older than our father.  And they're perfect for each other.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 05, 2021, 09:54:19 AM
- So does the radio stop playing when you get in a wreck?
Probably depends on how severe the crash is and if the electrical components that power the radio broke or not.

Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on May 05, 2021, 09:55:08 AM
- Wtf is "irl"? What isn't??

1.  IRL is 'in real life'.

2.  FritzOwl's plans.

- Ok but your wife is still your ex- something. Right? 

My ex-something?  Yes.  But that isn't the same thing as being my ex.  One's ex is usually defined as being someone he or she is no longer with.

From Merriam-Webster:

one that formerly held a specified position or place
especially : a former spouse or former partner in an intimate relationship


My wife is not my ex, because she is not my former spouse or partner.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: zachary_amaryllis on May 06, 2021, 08:50:40 AM

- Someone is praying to be in your position.

What, at work?  I highly doubt that.


i'm a 51 year old dancing sign spinner who lives in a cabin the size of your bathroom behind his mother's house. someone is praying some weird prayers.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on May 06, 2021, 11:02:23 AM
We should probably get clarification here, because there are several interpretations of "position".  :-P
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CoreySamson on May 07, 2021, 11:23:20 AM
Why is the most common way to write the country Ivory Coast's name Cote d'Ivoire? With every other country, we write their names in English, not in a foreign language (after all, we don't call Spain España or the Dominican Republic República Dominicana).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on May 07, 2021, 12:24:32 PM
- Why do clowns wear afros and have big noses... seems fishy..
- Gorillas can catch human colds..
- Tea is disgusting. No way you just enjoy water, sugar, and leaves mixed together  :-|.
- I wonder are kids in the future going to be taught that America didn't lose the Afghanistan war. It'll probably just be forgotten.
- Speaking of, the US has never been war-free since I've been alive.
- You'll never see me.
- The Wright Brothers only flew together once.
- There's a city named Rome on every continent. Except Antarctica.
- Most department stores tend to play slower music, in order to slow down customers and keep them shopping longer. The opposite is true for restaurants.
- Both volleyball and basketball were invented in Massachusetts. Ig they're good for something.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Angelo71 on May 07, 2021, 12:34:07 PM
Why do people like Pittsburgh?
How do people live in big cities?
Why do people like the desert?
Why does alanland exist?
Whoever thought that school was a good idea? Was their kid too bad and they wanted to torture them for 13 years?
Why do old people say I wish I was a kid again? I just don't understand.
Why do people like tik tok or whaterer it is going to be the end of humanity. If tic tok continues we're all going to be dancing on graves!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on May 07, 2021, 12:34:44 PM
- Hot Tea is disgusting. No way you just enjoy water, sugar, and leaves mixed together  :-|.

FTFY. Iced tea is great.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Angelo71 on May 07, 2021, 12:35:24 PM
All tea is good but iced tea is the best!!!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on May 07, 2021, 01:22:46 PM
- Tea is disgusting. No way you just enjoy water, sugar, and leaves mixed together  :-|.

Is coffee (bean water) any better?  Explain that one to me, if so.

How do people live in big cities?

Because, if nobody lived in them, they wouldn't be big cities.

Why do people like the desert?

Because it has low humidity, few rainy days, clear skies, striking landscapes, few allergens...  Basically because it's nothing like Virginia.

Whoever thought that school was a good idea? Was their kid too bad and they wanted to torture them for 13 years?

Parents who were busy enough to not teach their own children, I suppose.  Can't just have a bunch of ignorant people running around, so someone had to take up the mantle.

Why do old people say I wish I was a kid again? I just don't understand.

Because (1) they wish they had less responsibility than they do now and (2) their childhood didn't suck.  If either of those two conditions isn't true, then chances are that person never says they wish they were a kid again.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on May 07, 2021, 02:04:34 PM
-  One of our members is possibly a stalker.
-  Another of our members is likely to be getting a visit from the Secret Service.  Soon.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 07, 2021, 02:05:20 PM
-  Another of our members is likely to be getting a visit from the Secret Service.  Soon.
Who?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on May 07, 2021, 02:26:17 PM
Yeah, I guess I'm kind of wondering who attempted an assassination, committed wire fraud, counterfeited money, or committed identity theft.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on May 07, 2021, 02:27:33 PM
Ooh!  No!  It's for all the intellectual property crime committed here whenever we post photos without crediting the owner...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 07, 2021, 02:29:18 PM
Ooh!  No!  It's for all the intellectual property crime committed here whenever we post photos without crediting the owner...
I always credit the owner when I post a picture.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on May 07, 2021, 02:30:43 PM

Ooh!  No!  It's for all the intellectual property crime committed here whenever we post photos without crediting the owner...

I always credit the owner when I post a picture.

*whew*    looks like you're off the hook, at least...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: JoePCool14 on May 07, 2021, 03:23:27 PM
Ooh!  No!  It's for all the intellectual property crime committed here whenever we post photos without crediting the owner...
Ah, no. It's because of all the times I've used assets that others have made or ripped in the signs I made like gantries and arrows. Definitely their biggest priority.

Why do people like tik tok or whaterer it is going to be the end of humanity. If tic tok continues we're all going to be dancing on graves!
Never thought I'd say this, but I actually... agree with Angelo here! TikTok is honestly the worst social media platform thus far.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on May 07, 2021, 03:58:43 PM
I had never been to Frankfort, KY until yesterday (I've been close to it but not actually in it). So I'm riding around town trying to find the state capital building which was easy to find but I felt pretty good while I was riding on KY-420. What was funny about this is that KY-420 which is basically a spur of US-127 part of the street is called High Street. So your riding on KY-420 along High Street. Pretty fabulous.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on May 07, 2021, 04:06:47 PM
-  Another of our members is likely to be getting a visit from the Secret Service.  Soon.
Who?
Yeah, I guess I'm kind of wondering who attempted an assassination, committed wire fraud, counterfeited money, or committed identity theft.

I had a different interpretation. Based upon some of the previous "random thoughts", I figured it was probably math related, as in:

The Secret Service investigates XX cases and there are XX forum members, therefore...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on May 07, 2021, 05:40:10 PM
You probably realize your spouse is a complete idiot, but react angrily when your kids discover that fact for themselves.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kkt on May 07, 2021, 06:05:03 PM
Whoever thought that school was a good idea? Was their kid too bad and they wanted to torture them for 13 years?
Why do old people say I wish I was a kid again? I just don't understand.

Answers to both these questions may become apparent once you've had to search for a job and then hold one for a few years.  Although it might take until you have kids too.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Angelo71 on May 07, 2021, 06:07:00 PM
Whoever thought that school was a good idea? Was their kid too bad and they wanted to torture them for 13 years?
Why do old people say I wish I was a kid again? I just don't understand.

Answers to both these questions may become apparent once you've had to search for a job and then hold one for a few years.  Although it might take until you have kids too.
What if you like your job? I'm sure Wendy Williams isn't crying and wishing she was a kid right now.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kkt on May 07, 2021, 06:20:49 PM
Even the best job will have SOME things that you don't like about it, and cut into your ability to do whatever you want aside from 6 hours a day of school.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on May 07, 2021, 07:17:57 PM
Whoever thought that school was a good idea? Was their kid too bad and they wanted to torture them for 13 years?
Why do old people say I wish I was a kid again? I just don't understand.

Answers to both these questions may become apparent once you've had to search for a job and then hold one for a few years.  Although it might take until you have kids too.
What if you like your job? I'm sure Wendy Williams isn't crying and wishing she was a kid right now.

The less school you go to, the more likely it is you end up with a job you don't like.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: dlsterner on May 07, 2021, 08:49:20 PM
- Tea is disgusting. No way you just enjoy water, sugar, and leaves mixed together  :-|.
Tea is awesome - both hot and iced.  Never was a real coffee fan though.

Though I do wonder about the discovery of tea ...

Maybe two cavemen, Igg and Ogg, were out hunting mammoth for that night's dinner when they came across a pond.

Igg:  "Look at that water ... it's all brown colored from all of the leaves floating in it!"
Ogg:  "???"   (puzzled look)
Igg:  "???"   (puzzled look)
Ogg:  "I have an idea!  Let's drink it!"
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Angelo71 on May 07, 2021, 08:52:39 PM
- Tea is disgusting. No way you just enjoy water, sugar, and leaves mixed together  :-|.
Tea is awesome - both hot and iced.  Never was a real coffee fan though.

Though I do wonder about the discovery of tea ...

Maybe two cavemen, Igg and Ogg, were out hunting mammoth for that night's dinner when they came across a pond.

Igg:  "Look at that water ... it's all brown colored from all of the leaves floating in it!"
Ogg:  "???"   (puzzled look)
Igg:  "???"   (puzzled look)
Ogg:  "I have an idea!  Let's drink it!"
I like both!!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: dlsterner on May 07, 2021, 08:53:27 PM
-  Another of our members is likely to be getting a visit from the Secret Service.  Soon.
Who?

If you have to ask ...

(You didn't hear this from me, but you've worked on your alibi, correct?)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on May 07, 2021, 08:58:22 PM
- Tea is disgusting. No way you just enjoy water, sugar, and leaves mixed together  :-|.
Tea is awesome - both hot and iced.  Never was a real coffee fan though.

Though I do wonder about the discovery of tea ...

Maybe two cavemen, Igg and Ogg, were out hunting mammoth for that night's dinner when they came across a pond.

Igg:  "Look at that water ... it's all brown colored from all of the leaves floating in it!"
Ogg:  "???"   (puzzled look)
Igg:  "???"   (puzzled look)
Ogg:  "I have an idea!  Let's drink it!"
I like both!!

I prefer iiced.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 07, 2021, 09:57:47 PM
Even the best job will have SOME things that you don't like about it, and cut into your ability to do whatever you want aside from 6 hours a day of school.
What does school have to do with this? I'm confused.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: zachary_amaryllis on May 07, 2021, 10:17:24 PM
- Tea is disgusting. No way you just enjoy water, sugar, and leaves mixed together  :-|.
Tea is awesome - both hot and iced.  Never was a real coffee fan though.

Though I do wonder about the discovery of tea ...

Maybe two cavemen, Igg and Ogg, were out hunting mammoth for that night's dinner when they came across a pond.

Igg:  "Look at that water ... it's all brown colored from all of the leaves floating in it!"
Ogg:  "???"   (puzzled look)
Igg:  "???"   (puzzled look)
Ogg:  "I have an idea!  Let's drink it!"

igg: "what's that thing that just fell out of that birds butt?"
ogg: "i don't know, but i think i'll eat it."
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on May 07, 2021, 10:22:12 PM
- Tea is disgusting. No way you just enjoy water, sugar, and leaves mixed together  :-|.
Tea is awesome - both hot and iced.  Never was a real coffee fan though.

Though I do wonder about the discovery of tea ...

Maybe two cavemen, Igg and Ogg, were out hunting mammoth for that night's dinner when they came across a pond.

Igg:  "Look at that water ... it's all brown colored from all of the leaves floating in it!"
Ogg:  "???"   (puzzled look)
Igg:  "???"   (puzzled look)
Ogg:  "I have an idea!  Let's drink it!"

igg: "what's that thing that just fell out of that birds butt?"
ogg: "i don't know, but i think i'll eat it."

Have a tomato with it ;)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Big John on May 07, 2021, 10:49:32 PM
Have a tomato with it ;)
Tomatoes were once though to be poisonous.  Wonder who took the chance to disprove it.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Angelo71 on May 07, 2021, 10:50:46 PM
Why isn't pasta more popular? Pasta is the best food in the world!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kkt on May 07, 2021, 10:57:42 PM
- Tea is disgusting. No way you just enjoy water, sugar, and leaves mixed together  :-|.
Tea is awesome - both hot and iced.  Never was a real coffee fan though.

Though I do wonder about the discovery of tea ...

Maybe two cavemen, Igg and Ogg, were out hunting mammoth for that night's dinner when they came across a pond.

Igg:  "Look at that water ... it's all brown colored from all of the leaves floating in it!"
Ogg:  "???"   (puzzled look)
Igg:  "???"   (puzzled look)
Ogg:  "I have an idea!  Let's drink it!"

Might have started something like that, with Camelia leaves floating in a pool in a relatively clean stream.

Hot drinks of any sort are very helpful if it's cold, and if they're flavored by some sort of plant material (beans, leaves) they're even better.  Tea is an ancient discovery.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on May 07, 2021, 11:01:17 PM
- Tea is disgusting. No way you just enjoy water, sugar, and leaves mixed together  :-|.

Is coffee (bean water) any better?  Explain that one to me, if so.

No, that's also gross.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: GenExpwy on May 08, 2021, 04:15:54 AM
Why is the most common way to write the country Ivory Coast's name Cote d'Ivoire? With every other country, we write their names in English, not in a foreign language (after all, we don't call Spain España or the Dominican Republic República Dominicana).

Because the government of Côte d’Ivoire in 1986 asked everyone to use the local (French) name. And, over the years, the English names of other nations have been changed to more local-language forms:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: GaryV on May 08, 2021, 07:47:39 AM
Nova Scotia (Latin for New Scotland) is the "English" name.  In French it's Nouvelle-Écosse. 
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on May 08, 2021, 12:01:17 PM
Why isn't pasta more popular? Pasta is the best food in the world!

Carbohydrates. If you eat too much, it makes you thick to your stomach.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: GaryV on May 08, 2021, 02:30:02 PM
If you wrench a muscle while digging for gold, is that a miner injury?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Big John on May 08, 2021, 02:34:48 PM
If you wrench a muscle while digging for gold, is that a miner injury?

He did this while stoping.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on May 08, 2021, 05:16:00 PM
Why isn't pasta more popular? Pasta is the best food in the world!

Carbohydrates. If you eat too much, it makes you thick to your stomach.

I see what you did there...  :cool:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on May 08, 2021, 06:45:55 PM
Because the government of Côte d’Ivoire in 1986 asked everyone to use the local (French) name. And, over the years, the English names of other nations have been changed to more local-language forms:
  • Cambodia → Kampuchea (during the Khmer Rouge regime)
  • Persia → Iran
  • Burma → Myanmar (still politically controversial)
  • Ceylon → Sri Lanka
  • Siam → Thailand
  • East Timor → Timor-Leste (“timor” and “leste” both mean “east”)
  • El Salvador (never had the English name “The Saviour”)

In Spanish, Ivory Coast is still widely known as Costa de Marfil. I've only seen Côte d'Ivoire once, and confused me.

Also, you forgot Cape Verde → Cabo Verde. This one doesn't affect Spanish :sombrero:.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on May 08, 2021, 07:14:50 PM
This forum has 0.000245399 Jeopardy! hosts per capita.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 08, 2021, 07:32:03 PM
This forum has 0.000245399 Jeopardy! hosts per capita.
What?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on May 08, 2021, 08:46:48 PM
This forum has 0.000245399 Jeopardy! hosts per capita.
What?

Does that count as answering in the form of a question?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on May 08, 2021, 09:17:59 PM
This forum has 0.000245399 Jeopardy! hosts per capita.

Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on May 08, 2021, 09:22:33 PM
This forum has 0.000245399 Jeopardy! hosts per capita.
What?

Does that count as answering in the form of a question?

How about "What is one Jeopardy host?"
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on May 09, 2021, 09:41:14 AM
- Sure clowns are scary.. But have you ever broke something at an in-law's house??
- HELP, I had no idea a person from Britain was called a "Briton". I swear I've never heard this before.
- It's insane how many 2nd generation Tahoes/ 9th generation Suburbans I see a day.
- Threads you'll never see is full of threads that you'll never see.
- I hate when there's a picture of something looking directly at me while I'm reading. Like wtf??
- You experience trillions of things that no one else experiences.
- It's impossible to hurt yourself by pinching your elbow. And no, don't use your nails dummy.
- I love my parents, but I hate stressing at the last minute to get a mother/father's day gift.
- It's actually spelled fabreze and not fabreeze..
- It's spelled "flintstones" and not "flinstones". My childhood is such a lie.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 09, 2021, 11:26:33 AM
- Threads you'll never see is full of threads that you'll never see.
Unless someone makes the thread.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kurumi on May 09, 2021, 12:21:53 PM
If you grew up back east and travel out west, you'll be surprised at the number of places named after SUVs and pickup trucks :-)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Angelo71 on May 09, 2021, 12:42:10 PM
If you grew up back east and travel out west, you'll be surprised at the number of places named after SUVs and pickup trucks :-)
Telluride Colorado
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on May 11, 2021, 10:20:54 AM
- What was Russian America called before America was called America?
- Neil Armstrong only died 9 years ago, I swear it was longer than that.
- There are broke people more famous than you.
- Big D stands for Big Demeanor
- You can't make up a color.
- Life is just a competition to see which organs can last the longest.
- Before you discriminate or hate on somebody, just remember you're working for somebody just like them ultimately.
- It makes sense that the target audience for fidget spinners lost interest in them so quickly.
- This 'Spring Forward' thing wouldn't be a problem if it happened during 2 pm on Monday.
- Since there are 3,600 seconds in an hour, and most people make less than $36.00/hr, their time is worth less than a penny per second. It's literally worth your time to pick up a penny from the ground.
- You never close your eyes, you just cover them.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 11, 2021, 10:25:03 AM
- What was Russian America called before America was called America?
 

Russia got to America after it was named America.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: jmacswimmer on May 11, 2021, 10:29:58 AM
- Big D stands for Big Demeanor
Is that you Megan Thee Stallion?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on May 11, 2021, 10:38:43 AM
- What was Russian America called before America was called America?
 

Russia got to America after it was named America.
- They were there before that. It just wasn't an official colony, but they had to call it something. Right?
- Big D stands for Big Demeanor
Is that you Megan Thee Stallion?
omg somebody understands the reference bye that made my day.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: jmacswimmer on May 11, 2021, 10:58:20 AM
- Big D stands for Big Demeanor
Is that you Megan Thee Stallion?
omg somebody understands the reference bye that made my day.
Not only did I get it, I literally read it in her voice :D
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: GaryV on May 11, 2021, 12:32:21 PM
- What was Russian America called before America was called America?
 

Russia got to America after it was named America.
- They were there before that. It just wasn't an official colony, but they had to call it something. Right?
No.  America was named more than 2 centuries before the Russians came to Alaska.  Sure, it wasn't "The United States of America" then.  But it was called America.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on May 11, 2021, 03:19:19 PM

- Tea is disgusting. No way you just enjoy water, sugar, and leaves mixed together  :-|.
Tea is awesome - both hot and iced.  Never was a real coffee fan though.

Though I do wonder about the discovery of tea ...

Maybe two cavemen, Igg and Ogg, were out hunting mammoth for that night's dinner when they came across a pond.

Igg:  "Look at that water ... it's all brown colored from all of the leaves floating in it!"
Ogg:  "???"   (puzzled look)
Igg:  "???"   (puzzled look)
Ogg:  "I have an idea!  Let's drink it!"

Igg and Ogg were definitely both guys, then.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on May 11, 2021, 03:22:17 PM
- It makes sense that the target audience for fidget spinners lost interest in them so quickly.

This is one of my favorites so far.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on May 11, 2021, 03:33:11 PM
- This 'Spring Forward' thing wouldn't be a problem if it happened during 2 pm on Monday.

Since I used to work graveyard shift at a hospitality business, I used to work during the time changes every year (since Saturday was one of our busiest nights, and time change is Saturday going into Sunday). It wasn't terrible to deal with, but I think most people would consider it more of a problem if it was during most people's active hours.

Spring forward wasn't a problem most of the time. The clock just goes from 0:59 to 2:00. This does mean that you're an hour short on your worked hours. This kind of sucks if you need every dollar you can get, but I was doing well enough that it never bothered me.

Fall back is what caused all of the problems. First off, we were already working nine-hour shifts, and extending that to ten hours is not a lot of fun, even if you do get to make back the hour you lost in spring. Then, we had a lot of technical issues with Multimedia-brand (now Everi) slot machines refusing to accept tickets after the time change that were printed before the time change (i.e. they wouldn't accept a ticket printed at 1:59 five minutes later at 1:04 because the timestamp on the ticket was in the future). So many customers could not get that if they wanted to play that machine they had to either use another voucher or cash it in first. Also, there was the problem of logging that time on paperwork and such. If you open up a machine at 1:05 and there is an issue arising later that needs to be checked on the accounting system or surveillance, how do you communicate on the log that you were there at the first 1:05 and not the second 1:05?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 11, 2021, 03:45:46 PM

- This 'Spring Forward' thing wouldn't be a problem if it happened during 2 pm on Monday.
 

In before lock
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on May 11, 2021, 05:50:56 PM
Maryland has designated jousting and lacrosse as its official state sports. I kind of want to see them make a hybrid between the two called marylandball.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kevinb1994 on May 11, 2021, 05:59:14 PM
Maryland has designated jousting and lacrosse as its official state sports. I kind of want to see them make a hybrid between the two called marylandball.
Marylandball? What about the Washingtonball? Lol
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on May 11, 2021, 06:15:02 PM
Maryland has designated jousting and lacrosse as its official state sports. I kind of want to see them make a hybrid between the two called marylandball.
Marylandball? What about the Washingtonball? Lol

replace one state with the name of a completely unrelated state that has nothing to do with the content of the post = INSTANT HUMOR
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on May 12, 2021, 08:44:44 AM


Maryland has designated jousting and lacrosse as its official state sports. I kind of want to see them make a hybrid between the two called marylandball.

Marylandball? What about the Washingtonball? Lol

replace one state with the name of a completely unrelated state that has nothing to do with the content of the post = INSTANT HUMOR

Yes.  I assume that's why he lolled.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on May 12, 2021, 10:29:51 AM
- A graduation ceremony is basically end credits being read out loud.
- Threesome is such a boring term. What about a dirty trinity, or a triathlon?
- A different version of you exists in the mind of everyone you know.
- If Apple manufactured clothing they'd probably have all the belt loops on their jeans a different size than normal, so you'd also have to buy an Apple Belt.
- Why don't airplanes have movie theaters for those waiting on planes?
- No one has ever been in an empty room.
- Arthritis is like a speech impediment for sign language.
- It's impossible to "bite down" on something.
- Imagine if future generators use "dictator" as a positive thing such as "emperor" or "king" today..
- Some other languages call us "United Statesians"
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on May 12, 2021, 10:40:07 AM
- It's impossible to "bite down" on something.

Put your chin on the tabletop.  Open your mouth.  Insert food.  Bite down.

- Imagine if future generators use "dictator" as a positive thing such as "emperor" or "king" today..

I always get a chuckle whenever I drive by this trailer park (https://goo.gl/maps/MajQRv3GWRnGa4hm9).  The term caudillo means, roughly, a military dictator.  Why someone thought that would be a great name for a neighborhood, I don't know.

I like Italicizing every line. Idk it's just pleasing.

What changed?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on May 12, 2021, 10:59:27 AM
I always get a chuckle whenever I drive by this trailer park (https://goo.gl/maps/MajQRv3GWRnGa4hm9).  The term caudillo means, roughly, a military dictator.  Why someone thought that would be a great name for a neighborhood, I don't know.

Here's one worse (https://www.google.com/maps/@43.2087493,-77.4800488,3a,47.5y,85.59h,93.28t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sGc7z35fFxT7320rDuecN2w!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!5m1!1e1) (it's a street name, though, not a neighborhood).

One time in middle school, we had to create a fictional neighborhood for a project of some sort, and I picked a few random street names to use, this one among them. So of course, the teacher said "Um, you may want to pick another name"... so of course I looked it up the next chance I got, and was quite surprised and amused with my findings... LOL!!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on May 12, 2021, 11:10:05 AM
- It's impossible to "bite down" on something.

Put your chin on the tabletop.  Open your mouth.  Insert food.  Bite down.

- Imagine if future generators use "dictator" as a positive thing such as "emperor" or "king" today..

I always get a chuckle whenever I drive by this trailer park (https://goo.gl/maps/MajQRv3GWRnGa4hm9).  The term caudillo means, roughly, a military dictator.  Why someone thought that would be a great name for a neighborhood, I don't know.

I like Italicizing every line. Idk it's just pleasing.

What changed?
- No, you're biting up because your top jaw doesn't move.

- And they make it look really appealing..

- Really I was a dumbass and I didn't know that I didn't have to do every line until you said something. But N E Way
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on May 12, 2021, 11:22:41 AM


- It's impossible to "bite down" on something.

Put your chin on the tabletop.  Open your mouth.  Insert food.  Bite down.

- No, you're biting up because your top jaw doesn't move.

Huh?  The actual biting action would be accomplished by your top jaw moving down.  Your bottom jaw would remain in place on the tabletop, and your upper jaw would be the only one moving.

Like this:

(https://c.stocksy.com/a/Mzx100/z9/468928.jpg)



I like Italicizing every line. Idk it's just pleasing.

What changed?

- Really I was a dumbass and I didn't know that I didn't have to do every line until you said something. But N E Way

So, you were just lying when you said you did it because it you found it satisfying and liked it.   :no:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on May 12, 2021, 12:15:08 PM


- It's impossible to "bite down" on something.

Put your chin on the tabletop.  Open your mouth.  Insert food.  Bite down.

- No, you're biting up because your top jaw doesn't move.

Huh?  The actual biting action would be accomplished by your top jaw moving down.  Your bottom jaw would remain in place on the tabletop, and your upper jaw would be the only one moving.

Like this:

GROSS IMAGE



I like Italicizing every line. Idk it's just pleasing.

What changed?

- Really I was a dumbass and I didn't know that I didn't have to do every line until you said something. But N E Way

So, you were just lying when you said you did it because it you found it satisfying and liked it.   :no:

- That's your bottom jaw moving!

- Well, kinda, but um hehe.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CoreySamson on May 12, 2021, 01:29:39 PM
Why do cartoon characters never grow up? Calliou has always been 4 and he's never turned 5.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 12, 2021, 01:34:40 PM
Why do cartoon characters never grow up? Calliou has always been 4 and he's never turned 5.
Calliou has cancer he probably wasn't making to 5 anyway.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on May 12, 2021, 01:37:12 PM
Why do cartoon characters never grow up? Calliou has always been 4 and he's never turned 5.

Maggie Simpson has been 1 for almost 35 years.  :-D
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on May 12, 2021, 02:17:47 PM
Why do cartoon characters never grow up?

Check out For Better or For Worse as a counter-example.

April:  hadn't even been conceived at the beginning, headed off to college at the end
Elizabeth:  a toddler at the beginning, a married woman at the end
Michael:  in preschool at the beginning, a married man at the end
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 12, 2021, 03:34:00 PM
I actually prefer when characters in shows age, it keeps things from getting dry.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: roadman65 on May 12, 2021, 04:11:55 PM
The Family Circus has PJ being a toddler forever.  Then how long is Beetle Bailey been in the Army?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on May 12, 2021, 04:25:51 PM
The Family Circus has PJ being a toddler forever.

The only funny thing about the Family Circus is the fact that the character of Jeffy is based on Jeff Keane, who grew up and now writes the strip, taking over from his dad Bil Keane. Knowing that makes it ten times hilarious because the strip usually has Jeffy saying particularly stupid things. One wonders what that says about Jeff Keane's self-esteem.

But then again Jeff Keane also does shit like resubmitting his dad's old strips to the syndicate and gets away with running them again...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: formulanone on May 12, 2021, 05:36:42 PM
Why do cartoon characters never grow up? Calliou has always been 4 and he's never turned 5.
Calliou has cancer he probably wasn't making to 5 anyway.

Some parents think Calliou was a cancer.

The Family Circus has PJ being a toddler forever.  Then how long is Beetle Bailey been in the Army?

Since the Spanish–American War, probably.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Takumi on May 12, 2021, 05:45:14 PM
What’s the plural of Law & Order, when you’re talking about multiple series? Laws & Orders? Law & Orders? Laws & Order? Something else?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on May 12, 2021, 07:00:54 PM
The Family Circus has PJ being a toddler forever.  Then how long is Beetle Bailey been in the Army?

70+ years
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on May 12, 2021, 08:09:30 PM
What's really weird about Beetle Bailey was that the strip was originally about college life, and the title character only ended up in the army by accident (he was being chased by someone and hid in an army recruitment office).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: formulanone on May 12, 2021, 08:26:17 PM
What’s the plural of Law & Order, when you’re talking about multiple series? Laws & Orders? Law & Orders? Laws & Order? Something else?

Dickwolves (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Wolf)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on May 13, 2021, 09:30:34 AM


Why do cartoon characters never grow up? Calliou has always been 4 and he's never turned 5.

Calliou has cancer he probably wasn't making to 5 anyway.

Some parents think Calliou was a cancer.

Some people in Mexico think my name is Caillou.  And that's why I no longer even go by my name there.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: lepidopteran on May 13, 2021, 03:05:36 PM
- Why don't airplanes have movie theaters for those waiting on planes?
Did you mean, why don't airports have movie theaters?  I think the old Pittsburgh airport did have one.  It was on the third or fourth floor of the stately-looking terminal that was demolished about 20 years ago.

I think the main reason that you don't have movie theaters in airports is, too many people would miss their flights while getting caught up in the action.  And who wants their Star Wars sequel/prequel to be interrupted with "Divided Airlines Flight 123 to Pocomoke is now boarding at Gate Six-and-seven-eights" announcements every five minutes?

Another reason is that prior to the additional inspection time needed post-9/11, or even before the very appearance of airport security, people typically did not get to their gates long enough before departure time to watch a movie -- and that's when most airports were designed.  And even if they did, what about staggered departure times?  (Hmm, that new golf movie "Harry Putter and the Hole-in-one Stone" is showing in the Concourse A theater.  But it starts at 1:00 and my flight departs at 2, and you have to be at the gate 30 minutes before departure time, and it takes 10 minutes to walk from there...)

Nowadays of course, people watch any movie they want while waiting, thanks to personal electronic devices and USB charger ports.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kkt on May 14, 2021, 12:13:36 AM
I saw one airport that had little TVs attached to some of the chairs in the waiting lounge for a flight.  You had to pay.  I didn't investigate what choices there were to watch once you paid, and not too many people seemed interested.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on May 14, 2021, 09:21:21 AM
- I meant airports, yes. I don't see a problem with that though ^, except for having to pay for it.
- Lasers were a great scientific breakthrough, and we use them to mess with cats now.
- If an earthquake happens, the skeletons of dead people become maracas.
- Lighting a birthday candle and blowing it out symbolizes how you will be extinguished..
- If you're one in a million, there are over 7,000 people that are exactly like you.
- If James Bond is the most popular spy, doesn't that make him the worst spy?
- Do crabs think fish can fly?
- Computers age about the same rate as a dog. So a 10 year old computer functions like a 70 year old human.
- A group of squid should definitely be called a squad.
- Literally and Figuratively can mean the same thing.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on May 14, 2021, 01:22:16 PM
- Literally and Figuratively can mean the same thing.

/ban #aaroads kenarmy
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on May 14, 2021, 03:05:04 PM
- Literally and Figuratively can mean the same thing.
You need a dictionary.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Big John on May 14, 2021, 04:22:58 PM
- Literally and Figuratively can mean the same thing.
You need a dictionary.
I am disappointed that the dictionary now recognizes regardless as a proper word, and has disinterested as meaning uninterested.

edit autocorrect changed it from ir regardless.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US 89 on May 14, 2021, 04:28:56 PM
- Literally and Figuratively can mean the same thing.
You need a dictionary.

Nah, you need one:

Quote from: Merriam-Webster, "literally"
1: in a literal sense or manner: such as
   a: in a way that uses the ordinary or primary meaning of a term or expression
   b—used to emphasize the truth and accuracy of a statement or description
   c: with exact equivalence : with the meaning of each individual word given exactly
   d: in a completely accurate way
2: in effect : VIRTUALLY —used in an exaggerated way to emphasize a statement or description that is not literally true or possible

Not saying I agree with that, but who am I to argue.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on May 14, 2021, 04:30:13 PM
I am disappointed that the dictionary now recognizes regardless as a proper word

???

It is a proper word.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on May 14, 2021, 04:33:13 PM


- Literally and Figuratively can mean the same thing.

You need a dictionary.

Nah, you need one:

Quote from: Merriam-Webster, "literally"
1: in a literal sense or manner: such as
   a: in a way that uses the ordinary or primary meaning of a term or expression
   b—used to emphasize the truth and accuracy of a statement or description
   c: with exact equivalence : with the meaning of each individual word given exactly
   d: in a completely accurate way
2: in effect : VIRTUALLY —used in an exaggerated way to emphasize a statement or description that is not literally true or possible


Not saying I agree with that, but who am I to argue.

Well, I don't have to like it.   :no:

FYI, this article (https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/misuse-of-literally) by the same dictionary is a good read.)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Big John on May 14, 2021, 04:35:21 PM
I am disappointed that the dictionary now recognizes regardless as a proper word

???

It is a proper word.
Autocorrect changed it from ir regardless. (ignore the space.)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: formulanone on May 16, 2021, 12:07:20 PM


- Literally and Figuratively can mean the same thing.

You need a dictionary.

Nah, you need one:

Quote from: Merriam-Webster, "literally"
1: in a literal sense or manner: such as
   a: in a way that uses the ordinary or primary meaning of a term or expression
   b—used to emphasize the truth and accuracy of a statement or description
   c: with exact equivalence : with the meaning of each individual word given exactly
   d: in a completely accurate way
2: in effect : VIRTUALLY —used in an exaggerated way to emphasize a statement or description that is not literally true or possible


Not saying I agree with that, but who am I to argue.

Well, I don't have to like it.   :no:

FYI, this article (https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/misuse-of-literally) by the same dictionary is a good read.)

The dictionary couldn't care less what you think.  :popcorn:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on May 16, 2021, 01:59:15 PM
The dictionary couldn't care less what you think.

Well played!  :-D  :popcorn:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on May 17, 2021, 12:52:24 AM
- Sex is the result of sex.
- You used to be the youngest person alive.
- Some people in history were buried alive because they were thought to be dead, but really they were in a coma..
- Your entire life is spent designing your corpse.
- If you don't like Pose by Rihanna, clean your ears out and relisten!
- Positive has mostly become a scarier word than negative.
- Sure dinosaurs roaming around would be scary, but um what about horses?
- You're living in your future and your past.
- What if some animals can't understand our language, and they have a generic sound to represent us, such as "moo" or "meow"?
- I'm saying this one again: you can't spell team without me  :colorful:.
- A lemon is a hybrid.. so life doesn't give us lemons, we invented them.
- How can you prove 1 billion people don't live on Greenland?
- It's impossible to not look at your nose. Well, if you have one.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on May 17, 2021, 01:05:52 AM
- How can you prove 1 billion people don't live on Greenland?

Ask the Danish government?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 17, 2021, 08:04:49 AM
- How can you prove 1 billion people don't live on Greenland?
Satellites.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: JoePCool14 on May 17, 2021, 11:26:10 AM
Why do so many of the random thoughts revolve around sex?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 17, 2021, 01:41:05 PM
Why do so many of the random thoughts revolve around sex?
People think about sex a lot.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on May 18, 2021, 04:10:49 PM
Why do you seem to think that, if we don't like a song, we'll suddenly start liking it if we listen to it again?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on May 18, 2021, 10:04:59 PM
Why do you seem to think that, if we don't like a song, we'll suddenly start liking it if we listen to it again?
- Because you heard it wrong or something-
                     -
- People say life is short, but it's the longest thing you experience.
- You learn to read and then you read to learn.
- The alarm goes "on", and not off when you hear it.
- Why are left and right confused more than up and down?
- Look at how I bodied that, ate it up and gave it back.
- Remember when teachers said you won't walk around with calculators in your pocket all day? Yeah right liar.
- You can't make the back of your elbow hurt by pinching it. Don't use your fingernails dummy.
- Do flat earthers also believe the sun and moon are flat?
- You read taht wrong.
- I remember asking my teacher why do women cross their legs in kindergarten, and I still haven't received an answer  :confused:
- You don't know what underwater smells like.
- Knowing you have the next day off is better than the actual day off.
- I can't believe I have to work and live, just to die that quick. I deserve to see a slideshow or something?!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: SSOWorld on May 18, 2021, 10:11:47 PM
Why do so many of the random thoughts revolve around sex?
Americans think about sex a lot.
FTFY  :bigass:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kurumi on May 19, 2021, 01:33:03 AM
A little fake Deep Thought from not Jack Handey:

Sometimes you get stuck in traffic, and certainly you're annoyed, but sometimes you can learn a little bit about yourself, and everyone's place in the world.

I remember I-295 at a near dead stop one morning, nowhere to go, took about 45 minutes to go maybe one mile. Like everyone else, I was fuming. Tempers were short. We crawled over the crest of a hill, and finally saw the reason for the backup: one dude had spun out and flipped his car. The paramedics were talking to the driver, and it seemed like he was OK, just a little shaken up.

And it occurred to me, as we slowly drove past, that this wasn't just a traffic jam, or an accident, but this was a real person. A human being. And I felt a connection that, locked up in our cars, looking at the world through the windshield, we usually don't feel. We were going slow enough that I was going to go close by this person, and I decided to roll down my window, and maybe say something, instead of just driving on by. For a moment, I couldn't think of what to say, but then the right thing came to mind. So I leaned out the window, and I said to him: "You... asshole!"
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 19, 2021, 08:18:12 AM
A little fake Deep Thought from not Jack Handey:

Sometimes you get stuck in traffic, and certainly you're annoyed, but sometimes you can learn a little bit about yourself, and everyone's place in the world.

I remember I-295 at a near dead stop one morning, nowhere to go, took about 45 minutes to go maybe one mile. Like everyone else, I was fuming. Tempers were short. We crawled over the crest of a hill, and finally saw the reason for the backup: one dude had spun out and flipped his car. The paramedics were talking to the driver, and it seemed like he was OK, just a little shaken up.

And it occurred to me, as we slowly drove past, that this wasn't just a traffic jam, or an accident, but this was a real person. A human being. And I felt a connection that, locked up in our cars, looking at the world through the windshield, we usually don't feel. We were going slow enough that I was going to go close by this person, and I decided to roll down my window, and maybe say something, instead of just driving on by. For a moment, I couldn't think of what to say, but then the right thing came to mind. So I leaned out the window, and I said to him: "You... asshole!"
Deep.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: GaryV on May 19, 2021, 09:23:47 AM
Pythagoras was not a robin. 

Robins don't know that if they hop away at a right angle they will get away from you faster than if they continue to hop ahead of you as you walk.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 19, 2021, 10:48:41 AM
Why do you seem to think that, if we don't like a song, we'll suddenly start liking it if we listen to it again?
- You read taht wrong.
Nah I red taht right.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on May 19, 2021, 01:38:34 PM
- People say life is short, but it's the longest thing you experience.

- People say life is hard.  I ask them, Compared to what?  And they never have a good answer.

- The alarm goes "on", and not off when you hear it.

When a fire starts in your house, the alarm goes on by going off, then your house burns down by burning up, at which point there are a lot of forms to fill in by filling them out.

- Do flat earthers also believe the sun and moon are flat?

Historical cosmology is fascinating.  For example, Genesis 1:6-8 speaks of a "firmament", but few people understand what that means.  In those days, people not only believed the earth was flat, but also that the sky was made of a hard dome made of metal, called the firmament, and that the sun and moon and stars were in that firmament.  The movements of the stars in the night sky was believed to be due to multiple layers of the firmament moving in different ways.

They also believed that rain came in by the opening of windows in the firmament.  Thus, toward the beginning of the story of Noah's ark, Genesis 7:11-12 tells how "the windows of the heavens were opened [and] rain fell upon the earth".

- I remember asking my teacher why do women cross their legs in kindergarten, and I still haven't received an answer

If it were a logical world, it would be the men who rode side-saddle.

- You don't know what underwater smells like.

I thought that said underwear at first...

- Knowing you have the next day off is better than the actual day off.

Not if you're rushing to get everything caught up before your day off.  In that case, knowing you have the next day off just adds to the stress.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on May 19, 2021, 02:31:40 PM

Why do you seem to think that, if we don't like a song, we'll suddenly start liking it if we listen to it again?

Because you heard it wrong or something

Ha.  Nope.  At least my ears work the same every time.

We've just heard it and think it's crap.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on May 19, 2021, 04:04:20 PM
None of the thoughts in this thread have been truly random...until now.

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Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on May 19, 2021, 04:16:40 PM
1D_"Fa.c؟[3sShO_\gP\}`Ƒb:

I think that's something about a fascist showgirl's ID on facebook...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on May 19, 2021, 04:28:14 PM
1D_"Fa.c؟[3sShO_\gP\}`Ƒb:

I think that's something about a fascist showgirl's ID on facebook...

I always hate it whenever I'm watching a good show and out of the blue she starts advocating for forcible suppression of opposition and strong regimentation of society and of the economy...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: SSOWorld on May 19, 2021, 07:24:46 PM
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LANGUAGE!!!!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on May 21, 2021, 02:40:46 AM
It's been interesting listening to the police scanner in Saginaw County tonight. Four shootings in the city of Saginaw, the other day Saginaw Township had a homicide and the suspect jumped off the Zilwaukee Bridge. What a crazy community this is.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kurumi on May 21, 2021, 12:24:47 PM
You could make parts of Texas and Arkansas more peaceful by redesignating I-30 as this:

(https://i.imgur.com/2eZqjwL.png)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on May 22, 2021, 12:36:22 PM
You could make parts of Texas and Arkansas more peaceful by redesignating I-30 as this:

(https://i.imgur.com/2eZqjwL.png)

Never been to Arkansas, have you?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kurumi on May 22, 2021, 01:03:50 PM
You could make parts of Texas and Arkansas more peaceful by redesignating I-30 as this:

(https://i.imgur.com/2eZqjwL.png)

Never been to Arkansas, have you?

Long time ago; from New Orleans to Little Rock via Pine Bluff to Fort Smith. The freeway that would later become I-530 was still under construction. I'm sure it's changed a lot now, but no, probably "Om" would not get the best reception. Alabama just legalized yoga in school, but you can't say "Namaste".
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on May 23, 2021, 01:27:19 PM
The mean Great Lakes always win. Lake Huron is pretty mad today.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210523/b90320060d034a7190401aad0df7f998.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Big John on May 23, 2021, 02:06:45 PM
^^ Don't forget Lake Superior:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on May 23, 2021, 02:45:28 PM
^^ Don't forget Lake Superior:
Haha nope. I haven't heard that song in awhile. The Edmund Fitzgerald sank in 530 feet of Lake Superior water on November 10, 1975, never forget the 29 men that lost their lives that day.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 23, 2021, 02:55:04 PM
What is Lake Inferior like compared to Lake Superior?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: GaryV on May 23, 2021, 02:55:09 PM
We were on a small-ship cruise along the Maine coast when the entertainer for the evening sang The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.  We were doing something other than going to the program, so we were outside.  I asked one of the deck hands, "Are they allowed to sing that on a cruise?"
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on May 23, 2021, 03:28:04 PM
^^ Don't forget Lake Superior:
Haha nope. I haven't heard that song in awhile. The Edmund Fitzgerald sank in 530 feet of Lake Superior water on November 10, 1975, never forget the 29 men that lost their lives that day.

It's often played on the radio close to the anniversary or used as background when the story is told..
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on May 23, 2021, 06:11:45 PM
What is Lake Inferior like compared to Lake Superior?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optima_Lake
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on May 24, 2021, 03:25:20 AM
What is Lake Inferior like compared to Lake Superior?

Wouldn't Lake Ontario be "Lake Inferior"? I've always assumed that Lake Superior was so-named because it's the highest of the Great Lakes.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on May 24, 2021, 03:45:44 AM
What is Lake Inferior like compared to Lake Superior?

Wouldn't Lake Ontario be "Lake Inferior"? I've always assumed that Lake Superior was so-named because it's the highest of the Great Lakes.

Yes and no. The French called it that when they discovered it for that reason, but when the British later Anglicized the name from "Lac Superieur" to "Lake Superior" they were thinking about how much "superior" in size and majesty it was to all the other lakes they had encountered. Which would mean by the British explorer definition, nearly every lake on earth is "Lake Inferior". :D

The indigenous Anishinaabe name translates roughly to "Great Sea".
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on May 24, 2021, 07:56:44 AM
- Do twins have a double funeral if they die together?
- What if the Japanese flag is just a pie chart of how much of Japan is Japan...
- So how come humans want to make all these random birds go extinct, but don't get rid of flies  :rolleyes:.
- People lie so much that we teach kids how to do it and disguise it as figurative language.
- I just can't figure out how people willingly eat watermelon or cantaloupe..
- Do eyelash mites die with humans?
- Why does cane's have such a limited menu? Bitch, diversify!
- You can't really wrap your head around something.
- When you close both eyes, they see black, but when you close one, it sees nothing.
- The scariest thing you could find on another planet is humans.
- Why does "wtf" translate to our brain, but not "lol"?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: JoePCool14 on May 24, 2021, 09:31:00 PM
- You can't really wrap your head around something.

You also can't put your finger on an idea.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: I-55 on May 24, 2021, 11:11:16 PM
- Why does cane's have such a limited menu? Bitch, diversify!

I go to Cane's for chicken fingers. If I want a salad, sandwich, or wings, I'll go to somewhere that specializes in those. Cane's has been very successful with their current menu so I see no need for them to change it.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: SSOWorld on May 25, 2021, 05:33:23 AM
Why aren't there chicken fries at KFC?

oh wait...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on May 26, 2021, 11:28:31 PM
The worst Google Street View a resident of Michigan could possibly look at. Just destruction beyond believe.

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.332841,-83.0677824,3a,18.7y,225.16h,91.36t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s3mtAmMz5QFSXldXjALz0Jg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 26, 2021, 11:32:33 PM
The worst Google Street View a resident of Michigan could possibly look at. Just destruction beyond believe.

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.332841,-83.0677824,3a,18.7y,225.16h,91.36t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s3mtAmMz5QFSXldXjALz0Jg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Woah what is that? (Or what was that?)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Big John on May 26, 2021, 11:36:46 PM
The worst Google Street View a resident of Michigan could possibly look at. Just destruction beyond believe.

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.332841,-83.0677824,3a,18.7y,225.16h,91.36t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s3mtAmMz5QFSXldXjALz0Jg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Woah what is that? (Or what was that?)
Old Tigers stadium?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 26, 2021, 11:37:14 PM
The worst Google Street View a resident of Michigan could possibly look at. Just destruction beyond believe.

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.332841,-83.0677824,3a,18.7y,225.16h,91.36t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s3mtAmMz5QFSXldXjALz0Jg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Woah what is that? (Or what was that?)
Old Tigers stadium?
Yikes that's an old, historical stadium.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on May 26, 2021, 11:39:51 PM
The worst Google Street View a resident of Michigan could possibly look at. Just destruction beyond believe.

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.332841,-83.0677824,3a,18.7y,225.16h,91.36t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s3mtAmMz5QFSXldXjALz0Jg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Woah what is that? (Or what was that?)
Tiger Stadium
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on May 26, 2021, 11:42:53 PM
No love lost here though. Joe Louis Arena was a dump.

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3259131,-83.0522085,3a,90y,152.06h,90.76t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sy27R_y8hpyCCq3qWuulaqw!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa.googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3Dy27R_y8hpyCCq3qWuulaqw%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D207.44542%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 27, 2021, 07:56:18 AM
No love lost here though. Joe Louis Arena was a dump.

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3259131,-83.0522085,3a,90y,152.06h,90.76t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sy27R_y8hpyCCq3qWuulaqw!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa.googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3Dy27R_y8hpyCCq3qWuulaqw%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D207.44542%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192
Oh it was the Joe. The Red Wings have a shiny new arena now, it's all good.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on May 27, 2021, 08:46:56 AM
The worst Google Street View a resident of Michigan could possibly look at. Just destruction beyond believe.

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.332841,-83.0677824,3a,18.7y,225.16h,91.36t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s3mtAmMz5QFSXldXjALz0Jg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Woah what is that? (Or what was that?)

Looks like an average Detroit city street to me... what do you mean?   :-P
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: GaryV on May 27, 2021, 08:54:39 AM
The worst Google Street View a resident of Michigan could possibly look at. Just destruction beyond believe.

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.332841,-83.0677824,3a,18.7y,225.16h,91.36t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s3mtAmMz5QFSXldXjALz0Jg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Woah what is that? (Or what was that?)
Old Tigers stadium?
Yikes that's an old, historical stadium.

To quote Inspector Cleauseau, "Not anymore."
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on May 27, 2021, 09:46:07 AM
The worst Google Street View a resident of Michigan could possibly look at. Just destruction beyond believe.

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.332841,-83.0677824,3a,18.7y,225.16h,91.36t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s3mtAmMz5QFSXldXjALz0Jg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Woah what is that? (Or what was that?)

Looks like an average Detroit city street to me... what do you mean?   :-P
Michigan Central Station is almost as old as Tiger Stadium was and is just standing there acting like I have life.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on May 27, 2021, 09:58:25 AM
As far as Tiger Stadium goes it was a great place to watch a baseball game. The closeness to the playing field was pretty much unmatched. The upper deck sat right on top of the lower deck meaning that fans in the upper deck had a close view of the field. I'd say the back row in the upper deck at Tiger Stadium was closer to the field than the first row in the upper deck at Comerica Park is.

The only problem really was the posts that stood in the way like at any old ballpark of it's day. The solution, buy box seats which at the end of Tiger Stadium's life were the orange seats. I liked the way the ballpark looked with the green seats though.

Even as someone who isn't a Tigers fan I had some fun at Tiger Stadium and loved going to games there. Going to games at Old Comiskey Park was quite fun too and at that point I could say that was my teams ballpark. Tiger Stadium though was a classic, the lumber yard (Brooks Lumber) across the street was the landing spot for balls hit over the right field roof there.

Even after Tiger Stadium closed it took them 10 years before they demolished it. I can still remember the massive light towers on the roof of the stadium coming around the curve on I-75 at the Gratiot exit where I-375 is at you could see the light towers up ahead on the left. A few years after the stadium closed for the Tigers I was driving around Detroit one night and noticed that the lights were on at Tiger Stadium. I went over there and just stared at the stadium like it was the last time I was ever going to see it. It was the last time I saw it all lit up though. What a ballpark though. It opened on the same day as Fenway Park in Boston and the news of the opening was pushed aside because of the sinking of the Titanic about five days prior. The Tigers were playing on that same site as far back as 1896 though.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on May 28, 2021, 02:26:58 PM
Nothing beats traveling southbound on I-75 looking at a slew of northbound traffic on the Friday before Memorial Day.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210528/bfc419ce7aed31a9e731f58d0a90cf63.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on May 30, 2021, 09:49:47 PM
I saw a huge fire on I-75 earlier. Huge cloud of black smoke in the air ahead and then I noticed that the fire was on the highway. I couldn't get a picture of it but it was a minivan and the whole vehicle was on fire. This was on the NB side and traffic was backed up on the SB side hindering emergency vehicles from getting to the fire. NB I-75 @ MM 121.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on May 30, 2021, 11:22:35 PM
- "Are you smarter than a 5th grader" is just proof kids are taught so much useless information.
- X88B88 is the word "Voodoo" being reflected.
- The word Fat looks like someone took a bite out of Eat.
- If you’re no longer covered by your parent’s health insurance, your manufacturer’s warranty is over.
- When Sweden is playing Denmark, it is SWE-DEN. The remaining letters, not used, are DEN-MARK.
- Lobsters are mermaids to scorpions.
- If you get a PhD, every meeting you go to is a Doctor's appointment.
- If Hillary Clinton won in 2016, it would've been the first time that two presidents have had sex with each other. Unless.....
- Before was was was, was was is.
- A moment of silence for the ants that report to the colony, but you already cleaned the mess up.
- If elevators weren't around, CEOs would have offices on the first floor as a sign of status.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 31, 2021, 12:08:17 AM
- If Hillary Clinton won in 2016, it would've been the first time that two presidents have had sex with each other. Unless.....
Unless what?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on May 31, 2021, 12:18:26 AM
- If Hillary Clinton won in 2016, it would've been the first time that two presidents have had sex with each other. Unless.....
Unless what?

Unless two other Presidents did it and never told us about it. Try and keep up, okay?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 31, 2021, 12:24:33 AM
- If Hillary Clinton won in 2016, it would've been the first time that two presidents have had sex with each other. Unless.....
Unless what?

Unless two other Presidents did it and never told us about it. Try and keep up, okay?
I wonder which other two would be the most likely.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on May 31, 2021, 01:31:22 AM
- If Hillary Clinton won in 2016, it would've been the first time that two presidents have had sex with each other. Unless.....
Unless what?

Unless two other Presidents did it and never told us about it. Try and keep up, okay?
I wonder which other two would be the most likely.

*rolls 46-sided die* Buchanan (of course) and... *rolls 46-sided die* Grover Cleveland (during his second term).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CtrlAltDel on May 31, 2021, 02:55:04 AM
- If Hillary Clinton won in 2016, it would've been the first time that two presidents have had sex with each other. Unless.....
Unless what?

Unless two other Presidents did it and never told us about it. Try and keep up, okay?
I wonder which other two would be the most likely.

*rolls 46-sided die* Buchanan (of course) and... *rolls 46-sided die* Grover Cleveland (during his second term).

What if you roll a 22 and then a 24? Would that count?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on May 31, 2021, 03:11:25 AM
What if you roll a 22 and then a 24? Would that count?

If Hillary Clinton won in 2016, it would've been the second time that two presidents have had sex with each other (the 42nd president and the would-be 45th president), assuming Grover Cleveland (the 22nd president) at some point "took care of himself" (the 24th president).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: wanderer2575 on May 31, 2021, 09:44:59 AM
Memorial Day 2021

"Just a Common Soldier (A Soldier Died Today)"
by A. Lawrence Vaincourt (1987)
http://vaincourt.homestead.com/common_soldier.html

Quote
He was getting old and paunchy, and his hair was falling fast.
And he sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past,
Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done
In his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, every one.

And tho’ sometimes, to his neighbors, his tales became a joke,
All his Legion buddies listened, for they knew whereof he spoke.
But we’ll hear his tales no longer, for old Bill has passed away,
And the world’s a little poorer, for a soldier died today.

He will not be mourned by many, just his children and his wife,
For he lived an ordinary and quite uneventful life.
Held a job and raised a family, quietly going his own way.
And the world won’t note his passing, though a soldier died today.

When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing and proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell their whole life stories, from the time that they were young.
But the passing of a soldier goes unnoticed and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution to the welfare of our land
A guy who breaks his promises and cons his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow who, in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country and offers up his life?

A politician’s stipend and the style in which he lives
Are sometimes disproportionate to the service that he gives.
While the ordinary soldier, who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal and, perhaps, a pension small.

It’s so easy to forget them for it was so long ago
That the old Bills of our country went to battle, but we know
It was not the politicians, with their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom that our country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger, with your enemies at hand,
Would you want a politician with his ever-shifting stand?
Or would you prefer a soldier, who has sworn to defend
His home, his kin and country, and would fight until the end?

He was just a common soldier and his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us we might need his like again.
For when countries are in conflict, then we find the soldier’s part
Is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honor while he’s here to hear the praise,
Then at least let’s give him homage at the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline in a paper that would say:
Our country is in mourning, for a soldier died today.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 31, 2021, 06:53:17 PM
What if you roll a 22 and then a 24? Would that count?

If Hillary Clinton won in 2016, it would've been the second time that two presidents have had sex with each other (the 42nd president and the would-be 45th president), assuming Grover Cleveland (the 22nd president) at some point "took care of himself" (the 24th president).
  :-D
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on June 02, 2021, 01:44:16 PM
- If you’re no longer covered by your parent’s health insurance, your manufacturer’s warranty is over.

Is that why I keep getting calls about my warranty expiring?  And here I thought they were scammers...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: SSOWorld on June 02, 2021, 06:53:16 PM
- If you’re no longer covered by your parent’s health insurance, your manufacturer’s warranty is over.

Is that why I keep getting calls about my warranty expiring?  And here I thought they were scammers...
Time to refinance your mortage(sic)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on June 03, 2021, 09:12:04 AM
And get a lower rate on my "Visa MasterCard".  Before my Social Security number is "suspended".
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on June 03, 2021, 04:33:30 PM
Recreation is re-creation.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on June 03, 2021, 04:37:49 PM
I just got passed by a Houghton County sheriff's cruiser near mile marker 101 in Oakland County on I-75. Houghton county is 500 miles from here.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on June 03, 2021, 10:34:48 PM
I just drove home from Detroit and stopped in Flint at the Speedway gas station on Miller and I-75. While I was in line the girl behind me was talking to someone on her phone telling the person on the phone that she was going to shoot her, she didn't get her CPL just to carry and she was going to harm whoever it was. I just ignored her since I didn't want to get involved and she gets off the phone and goes sorry yall had to hear that and some lady behind her goes oh I know how you feel blah, blah, blah. I'm thinking get me the hell outta here.

Then I go outside and there is a fight going on at the Applebee's next door. I just shook my head and thought I'm getting back on I-75 and getting the hell outta here.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on June 04, 2021, 12:59:06 PM
Goat meat is called chevon.  Chances are, you've never even seen that word before—even if you've seen goat meat listed on a menu or at a grocery store.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on June 04, 2021, 02:16:58 PM
I feel like jumping in one of the Great Lakes today why not make it Superior?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: ethanhopkin14 on June 04, 2021, 02:44:48 PM
If a river is impounded by either a dam or naturally to form a lake, at what point upstream does the lake stop being the lake and start being the river?  I guess the question in terms of flow direction should be, at what point does the river stop and the lake begin when entering a lake formed by the impounding of the river you are currently traveling on?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on June 04, 2021, 02:54:36 PM
I feel like jumping in one of the Great Lakes today why not make it Superior?

That’s the coldest one of them all, is why not. :D
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on June 04, 2021, 03:36:17 PM

I feel like jumping in one of the Great Lakes today why not make it Superior?

That’s the coldest one of them all, is why not. :D

A former pastor of mine had moved here from Houghton.  While pastor in Houghton, he performed baptisms in Lake Superior.  You gotta be really committed to go under those waters!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: ethanhopkin14 on June 04, 2021, 03:50:12 PM

I feel like jumping in one of the Great Lakes today why not make it Superior?

That’s the coldest one of them all, is why not. :D

A former pastor of mine had moved here from Houghton.  While pastor in Houghton, he performed baptisms in Lake Superior.  You gotta be really committed to go under those waters!

Just ask Gordon Lightfoot.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CtrlAltDel on June 04, 2021, 04:04:27 PM
If a river is impounded by either a dam or naturally to form a lake, at what point upstream does the lake stop being the lake and start being the river?  I guess the question in terms of flow direction should be, at what point does the river stop and the lake begin when entering a lake formed by the impounding of the river you are currently traveling on?

I would assume the point where the elevation of the river meets the elevation of the reservoir.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: GaryV on June 04, 2021, 07:54:10 PM
I feel like jumping in one of the Great Lakes today why not make it Superior?
Because the water is still only a couple degrees above freezing?

A new random thought:  Is it possible for Canada geese to fly without honking?

Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on June 04, 2021, 08:56:15 PM
Well I did manage to jump in one of the Great Lakes today only it wasn't Superior it was Michigan.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: zachary_amaryllis on June 05, 2021, 07:58:00 AM
And get a lower rate on my "Visa MasterCard".  Before my Social Security number is "suspended".

for shits and giggles, i called one of the 'social security is suspended' numbers, from my google number. first thing it said was 'while you wait, here's some offers you might be interested in...press 1 for (travel stuff) press 2 for (credit card stuff) press 3 for (car warranty stuff), or press # to be connected to an agent'
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US 89 on June 05, 2021, 10:31:50 AM
Yours just got suspended? Lucky. Apparently mine fully expired two years ago.  :-D
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on June 06, 2021, 07:31:14 PM
- *shaky inhale* your sex organs move around and grow inside your mom for months..
- Somebody pls help, I don't recall ever seeing Tunisia on a map until this year.. Like I just never noticed it.
- I'm straight, but if Chris Meloni asked me to go around the corner, I would run there quickly.  :popcorn:
- Imagine how many Go-Pros will be found in snowy mountains containing the last moments of peoples’ lives in the future.
- Diabetes is one disease where a sugar pill isn’t a placebo.
- In a hospital, it's easy to experience your first, last, best, or worst day of life. Or maybe all of the above  :meh:
- Heat, pressure, and time make diamonds. But they also make waffles.
- Keyboards should come with braille so we can subconsciously learn it.
- If your dog brings you the same toy, is it their favorite toy or do they think it's your favorite?
- Suga Mama by Beyoncé> your fave song.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on June 08, 2021, 02:16:22 PM
*shaky inhale* your sex organs move around and grow inside your mom for months..

And, if you believe that a baby in the womb is not an individual, but rather a part of the mother [/politics][/religion]—then your mom had a penis for about nine months, right before you were born.

Suga Mama by Beyoncé> your fave song.

You continue to be mistaken about these things.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on June 08, 2021, 11:06:25 PM
I bet if I ran for Mayor of Detroit I'd win.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 08, 2021, 11:09:19 PM
I bet if I ran for Mayor of Detroit I'd win.
Why?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on June 08, 2021, 11:13:28 PM
I bet if I ran for Mayor of Detroit I'd win.
Why?
All I'd have to do is run as Democrat.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 08, 2021, 11:54:35 PM
I bet if I ran for Mayor of Detroit I'd win.
Why?
All I'd have to do is run as Democrat.
You'd have to win the primary first.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on June 09, 2021, 12:58:00 AM
Gonna run against Kwame?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 09, 2021, 12:59:00 AM
Gonna run against Kwame?
He's not in politics anymore I don't think.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: GaryV on June 09, 2021, 08:28:06 AM
I bet if I ran for Mayor of Detroit I'd win.

Why?  Are you corrupt?

Gonna run against Kwame?
He's not in politics anymore I don't think.

Correct.  He's going into the ministry.    :confused:  (True.  An article was in the Detroit News today about his "homecoming".)

Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on June 09, 2021, 08:49:58 AM
Gonna run against Kwame?
Kwame will never be able to run for any public office again.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on June 09, 2021, 08:52:25 AM
I bet if I ran for Mayor of Detroit I'd win.

Why?  Are you corrupt?

Gonna run against Kwame?
He's not in politics anymore I don't think.

Correct.  He's going into the ministry.    :confused:  (True.  An article was in the Detroit News today about his "homecoming".)
Nope I'd be the best mayor Detroit's had since Hazen Pingree.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on June 09, 2021, 09:53:13 AM

I bet if I ran for Mayor of Detroit I'd win.

Why?

Look who's talking, Agent Anal Toe...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on June 09, 2021, 10:38:53 AM

I bet if I ran for Mayor of Detroit I'd win.

Why?

Look who's talking, Agent Anal Toe...
The hell is that? Sounds like a porn movie.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 09, 2021, 12:31:10 PM
I bet if I ran for Mayor of Detroit I'd win.

Why?  Are you corrupt?

Gonna run against Kwame?
He's not in politics anymore I don't think.

Correct.  He's going into the ministry.    :confused:  (True.  An article was in the Detroit News today about his "homecoming".)
Ministry? Lol.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on June 09, 2021, 12:37:01 PM
Ministry? Lol.

Quote from: The Detroit News — Kwame Kilpatrick to preach Sunday in Detroit. He plans to remarry and become a minister — 08-JUN-2021
Kilpatrick will preach during the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church at 9000 Woodward. The Rev. James Holley, the senior pastor of Little Rock for past 43 years, said Tuesday that the ex-mayor will deliver a message of hope and second chances.

"Based on interviews about his (Christian) conversion ... it's worth telling," Holley said Tuesday. "We want people to know God can make a change in people's lives."
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on June 09, 2021, 02:27:21 PM
Gonna run against Kwame?
He's not in politics anymore I don't think.
Yeah, give him a minute.

Don't forget, he's been pardoned.   Officially, he's never been convicted of a crime, so he would be free to run again, though I hope he doesn't.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on June 09, 2021, 02:36:43 PM
Let's move on from the histories of former mayors...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: MCRoads on June 09, 2021, 02:46:00 PM
Plants are fascinating. I can’t grow any plant on earth, but when I spilled some birdseed on the ground, a sunflower grew. And then came back the next year. I have since moved away from that house, but I would literally do nothing and sunflowers just kept growing.

I got some sunflower seeds and am trying to plant them this year. Wish me luck!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on June 09, 2021, 03:01:20 PM
Sunflowers are really cool! If you watch them during the day, some species actually twist around to face the sun as it tracks across the sky. (Also they make for good highway shields.)

And I find myself pretty fascinated with plants, too. I'm working on starting a marijuana grow business with a friend of mine, and to make a little bit of money while we're working on that he got a job at a plant nursery. He's gotten way into plants besides just the cannabis family, and is experimenting with different growing and pruning techniques on random plants he's purchased from his workplace (I think he has Japanese maples, a tomato plant, and a rosebush he's working on now). He's also dug up a few random tree seedlings (maple, oak, elm) and is taking care of them too. Of course, much of what he learns from them carries over to cannabis, so it'll be good knowledge to have.

What really fascinates me, though, is trees. It's incredible that a tiny seed can turn into such a huge organism that can live for hundreds of years, and that forms such an important part of regulating our planet's climate and making other forms of life possible. I just got back from my grandma's house in Kansas City, and realized she has a bunch of maple and red oak seedlings growing in her garden and even her gutters, since she has mature red oaks in her front yard dropping acorns, and propeller-seed maples blowing in from outside. I ran down to Walmart and got some cheap pots and some potting soil and dug eleven of them up and potted them. Now they're sitting on my front porch in Oklahoma. Hopefully they'll live and I can plant them somewhere they can grow up and reach their full potential.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: MCRoads on June 09, 2021, 03:11:11 PM
Sunflowers are really cool! If you watch them during the day, some species actually twist around to face the sun as it tracks across the sky. (Also they make for good highway shields.)

And I find myself pretty fascinated with plants, too. I'm working on starting a marijuana grow business with a friend of mine, and to make a little bit of money while we're working on that he got a job at a plant nursery. He's gotten way into plants besides just the cannabis family, and is experimenting with different growing and pruning techniques on random plants he's purchased from his workplace (I think he has Japanese maples, a tomato plant, and a rosebush he's working on now). He's also dug up a few random tree seedlings (maple, oak, elm) and is taking care of them too. Of course, much of what he learns from them carries over to cannabis, so it'll be good knowledge to have.

What really fascinates me, though, is trees. It's incredible that a tiny seed can turn into such a huge organism that can live for hundreds of years, and that forms such an important part of regulating our planet's climate and making other forms of life possible. I just got back from my grandma's house in Kansas City, and realized she has a bunch of maple and red oak seedlings growing in her garden and even her gutters, since she has mature red oaks in her front yard dropping acorns, and propeller-seed maples blowing in from outside. I ran down to Walmart and got some cheap pots and some potting soil and dug eleven of them up and potted them. Now they're sitting on my front porch in Oklahoma. Hopefully they'll live and I can plant them somewhere they can grow up and reach their full potential.

Plant a cottonwood (maybe other poplars work too). They grow fast, get big, and do great in Oklahoma if you give them lots of water. One grew completely by accident, and got lots of water from the gutter spout it was next to. Within 2 years it was 5 ft tall, and in 5 years it was taller than the house.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: GaryV on June 09, 2021, 03:20:50 PM
Let's move on from the histories of former mayors...

Can I point out the difference between pardoned and a commuted sentence?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on June 09, 2021, 03:26:08 PM
Plant a cottonwood (maybe other poplars work too). They grow fast, get big, and do great in Oklahoma if you give them lots of water. One grew completely by accident, and got lots of water from the gutter spout it was next to. Within 2 years it was 5 ft tall, and in 5 years it was taller than the house.

We had 3 of them at the house I grew up in, so I'm familiar with them. The problem with cottonwoods is that their roots are extremely shallow and even sometimes are partially above ground. That means they can wreak havoc on plumbing, fences, and foundations, and can even make mowing in the area a chore. Some variants also broadcast seeds that have white fuzz attached to them that blows all over the place (someone in my neighborhood has one and I'm constantly having to fish cottonwood seed out of my pool). They also attract cottonwood bore beetles, which are harmless, but can seriously freak you out if you're skittish around bugs.

My favorite family of tree is the oak family. They are unfortunately excruciatingly slow to grow, but they get massive, are long lived, and the gold standard when it comes to shade trees. I planted a white oak in my front yard in 2017. It's only about as tall as I am, but it could grow to be 100 feet tall and live to be 400 years old. I want to get some rooting hormone from my business partner and make a cutting of it to see if I can get that to grow too.

Let's move on from the histories of former mayors...

Can I point out the difference between pardoned and a commuted sentence?


Not in this context. If anyone cares they can Google it or discuss it on a politics forum.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 09, 2021, 03:26:35 PM
Let's move on from the histories of former mayors...

Can I point out the difference between pardoned and a commuted sentence?
We have google for that. If this thread gets political it could be locked.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on June 09, 2021, 04:17:10 PM
Let's move on from the histories of former mayors...

Can I point out the difference between pardoned and a commuted sentence?
We have google for that. If this thread gets political it could be locked.
There should be a political thread where all bets are off. The reason why you shouldn't talk politics is because it makes people hate each other.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on June 09, 2021, 04:19:16 PM
There should be a political thread where all bets are off. The reason why you shouldn't talk politics is because it makes people hate each other.

Wouldn't you be more likely to find that on a politics forum, though?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on June 09, 2021, 04:25:18 PM
Let's move on from the histories of former mayors...

Can I point out the difference between pardoned and a commuted sentence?
We have google for that. If this thread gets political it could be locked.
There should be a political thread where all bets are off. The reason why you shouldn't talk politics is  because it makes people hate each other.

You just mentioned a good reason NOT to: because it makes people hate each other. Unless you like making people hate each other?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 09, 2021, 04:29:35 PM
Let's move on from the histories of former mayors...

Can I point out the difference between pardoned and a commuted sentence?
We have google for that. If this thread gets political it could be locked.
There should be a political thread where all bets are off. The reason why you shouldn't talk politics is because it makes people hate each other.
I would love that, as long as it doesn't spill over into other threads.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on June 09, 2021, 04:30:40 PM
Changing the subject...

Anyone else excited for the solar eclipse tomorrow?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 09, 2021, 04:31:06 PM
Changing the subject...

Anyone else excited for the solar eclipse tomorrow?
What time is it?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on June 09, 2021, 04:33:28 PM
Changing the subject...

Anyone else excited for the solar eclipse tomorrow?
What time is it?

For my exact location, it will be present at sunrise at 5:10 AM, maximum partial (75%) is at 5:30 AM, and it finally fades away at 6:30 AM, rounded to the nearest 10 minutes to avoid revealing where I live. You're close enough to me that these numbers should be almost the same for you.

http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/solar_eclipses/xSE_GoogleMap3.php?Ecl=+20210610&Acc=2&Umb=1&Lmt=1&Mag=0
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on June 09, 2021, 04:37:40 PM
Changing the subject...

Anyone else excited for the solar eclipse tomorrow?

Wow, that was impeccable timing:

https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=29486.0
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on June 09, 2021, 04:38:55 PM
Let's move on from the histories of former mayors...

Can I point out the difference between pardoned and a commuted sentence?
We have google for that. If this thread gets political it could be locked.
There should be a political thread where all bets are off. The reason why you shouldn't talk politics is  because it makes people hate each other.

You just mentioned a good reason NOT to: because it makes people hate each other. Unless you like making people hate each other?
Nah I wouldn't want it myself.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on June 09, 2021, 04:40:12 PM
Changing the subject is always great seeing the Detroit Tigers in last place.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: MCRoads on June 09, 2021, 04:46:29 PM
Changing the subject...

Anyone else excited for the solar eclipse tomorrow?

Wow, that was impeccable timing:

https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=29486.0

Can’t see it. 2023 has one right over central NM where my grandparents live though!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on June 09, 2021, 04:47:37 PM
2023 has one right over central NM where my grandparents love though!

tmi
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 09, 2021, 04:48:53 PM
where my grandparents love though!
:confused:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on June 09, 2021, 08:35:39 PM
Let's move on from the histories of former mayors...

Can I point out the difference between pardoned and a commuted sentence?
We have google for that. If this thread gets political it could be locked.
There should be a political thread where all bets are off. The reason why you shouldn't talk politics is  because it makes people hate each other.

You just mentioned a good reason NOT to: because it makes people hate each other. Unless you like making people hate each other?
Oh, sweet Jesus …
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 09, 2021, 08:35:56 PM
Let's move on from the histories of former mayors...

Can I point out the difference between pardoned and a commuted sentence?
We have google for that. If this thread gets political it could be locked.
There should be a political thread where all bets are off. The reason why you shouldn't talk politics is  because it makes people hate each other.

You just mentioned a good reason NOT to: because it makes people hate each other. Unless you like making people hate each other?
Oh, sweet Jesus …
What?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on June 09, 2021, 08:38:11 PM
Let's move on from the histories of former mayors...

Can I point out the difference between pardoned and a commuted sentence?
We have google for that. If this thread gets political it could be locked.
There should be a political thread where all bets are off. The reason why you shouldn't talk politics is because it makes people hate each other.

If you really want one, here you go (https://www.facebook.com/).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 09, 2021, 08:39:05 PM
Let's move on from the histories of former mayors...

Can I point out the difference between pardoned and a commuted sentence?
We have google for that. If this thread gets political it could be locked.
There should be a political thread where all bets are off. The reason why you shouldn't talk politics is because it makes people hate each other.

If you really want one, here you go (https://www.facebook.com/).
Facebook is a disaster.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: webny99 on June 09, 2021, 08:42:11 PM
If you really want one, here you go (https://www.facebook.com/).
Facebook is a disaster.

A politics thread on this forum would be a disaster, too.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on June 09, 2021, 08:51:44 PM
Let's move on from the histories of former mayors...

Can I point out the difference between pardoned and a commuted sentence?
We have google for that. If this thread gets political it could be locked.
There should be a political thread where all bets are off. The reason why you shouldn't talk politics is  because it makes people hate each other.

You just mentioned a good reason NOT to: because it makes people hate each other. Unless you like making people hate each other?
Oh, sweet Jesus …
What?

What what?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on June 09, 2021, 08:52:36 PM
If you really want one, here you go (https://www.facebook.com/).
Facebook is a disaster.

A politics thread on this forum would be a disaster, too.
Politics talk is a disaster no matter where it's at. My comment about running for Mayor of Detroit really didn't have anything to do with politics though, more along the lines of Urban Development.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 09, 2021, 08:59:10 PM
If you really want one, here you go (https://www.facebook.com/).
Facebook is a disaster.

A politics thread on this forum would be a disaster, too.
I feel like we'd do a bit better than Facebook as we are a smaller community and most of us have interacted with each other on the forum multiple times.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: SSOWorld on June 09, 2021, 09:06:06 PM
Let's move on from the histories of former mayors...

Can I point out the difference between pardoned and a commuted sentence?
We have google for that. If this thread gets political it could be locked.
There should be a political thread where all bets are off. The reason why you shouldn't talk politics is because it makes people hate each other.
NO!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 09, 2021, 09:07:32 PM
Let's move on from the histories of former mayors...

Can I point out the difference between pardoned and a commuted sentence?
We have google for that. If this thread gets political it could be locked.
There should be a political thread where all bets are off. The reason why you shouldn't talk politics is because it makes people hate each other.
NO!
It sounds like he agrees with you, unless he wants people to hate each other.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on June 09, 2021, 09:24:05 PM
If you really want one, here you go (https://www.facebook.com/).
Facebook is a disaster.

A politics thread on this forum would be a disaster, too.
I feel like we'd do a bit better than Facebook as we are a smaller community and most of us have interacted with each other on the forum multiple times.

You will be assimilated
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 09, 2021, 09:49:48 PM
If you really want one, here you go (https://www.facebook.com/).
Facebook is a disaster.

A politics thread on this forum would be a disaster, too.
I feel like we'd do a bit better than Facebook as we are a smaller community and most of us have interacted with each other on the forum multiple times.

You will be assimilated
Star Trek reference?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on June 09, 2021, 10:23:35 PM
If you really want one, here you go (https://www.facebook.com/).
Facebook is a disaster.

A politics thread on this forum would be a disaster, too.
I feel like we'd do a bit better than Facebook as we are a smaller community and most of us have interacted with each other on the forum multiple times.

You will be assimilated
Star Trek reference?

Might be, but the Cybermen pre-date the Borg ;)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: MCRoads on June 10, 2021, 12:08:28 AM
Subject change, please!!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: D-Dey65 on June 10, 2021, 12:27:43 AM
I recently took a road trip to Eastern Florida (Enterprise, Daytona Beach, St. Augustine, etc.), and one of the things I missed the chance to capture a picture of was some Florida East Coast Railway service trucks in St. Augustine at one of the crossings on West King Road.

As bland as they are, I still regret not taking any pictures of them.


Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kkt on June 10, 2021, 01:15:21 AM
Eclipse:  No, it's thousands of miles away from where I might see it, and besides the best view is in Canada and the border is closed to nonessential travel.

Some eclipse chasers have chartered an airplane from the U.S. to fly around Canadian airspace for the view and then land back where they came from.  Bit too involved, but whatever floats their boat.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Bruce on June 10, 2021, 01:33:27 AM
It's not even a total solar eclipse, so not worth driving out of state for it.

I'm already weighing my plans for the big one in 2024. I saw totality from Oregon and it was worth the 8-hour drive home.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kurumi on June 10, 2021, 02:06:22 AM
If you can't remember the last time you've had a drink, you're either a very light or very heavy drinker.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 10, 2021, 11:54:54 AM
If you can't remember the last time you've had a drink, you're either a very light or very heavy drinker.
Or under 21
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on June 10, 2021, 01:20:50 PM
What is Roadgeekteen going to change his name to in 3 years?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on June 10, 2021, 01:26:36 PM
What is Roadgeekteen going to change his name to in 3 years?

lesser alan (https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=7720.msg2623502#msg2623502)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 10, 2021, 01:36:22 PM
What is Roadgeekteen going to change his name to in 3 years?
Probably Roadgeekguy or something like that, I haven't thought about it much yet.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: jmacswimmer on June 10, 2021, 01:38:16 PM
What is Roadgeekteen going to change his name to in 3 years?
Probably Roadgeekguy or something like that, I haven't thought about it much yet.

Roadgeekstrappingyounglad?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 10, 2021, 01:39:24 PM
What is Roadgeekteen going to change his name to in 3 years?
Probably Roadgeekguy or something like that, I haven't thought about it much yet.

Roadgeekstrappingyounglad?
Roadgeekalan
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on June 10, 2021, 09:04:33 PM
In Massachusetts, whenever Easter falls on April 21, you get a whole bunch of holidays in a row:

Monday, April 15: Patriots Day
Tuesday, April 16: Tax Day
Wednesday, April 17: Spy Wednesday
Thursday, April 18: Maundy Thursday
Friday, April 19: Good Friday
Saturday, April 20: Weed Day
Sunday, April 21: Easter
Monday, April 22: Earth Day
Tuesday, April 23: If you're lucky, the peak of Lyrids meteor shower (it's usually the 22nd)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 10, 2021, 09:36:49 PM
In Massachusetts, whenever Easter falls on April 21, you get a whole bunch of holidays in a row:

Monday, April 15: Patriots Day
Tuesday, April 16: Tax Day
Wednesday, April 17: Spy Wednesday
Thursday, April 18: Maundy Thursday
Friday, April 19: Good Friday
Saturday, April 20: Weed Day
Sunday, April 21: Easter
Monday, April 22: Earth Day
Tuesday, April 23: If you're lucky, the peak of Lyrids meteor shower (it's usually the 22nd)
How many of these holidays do people actually care about?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on June 10, 2021, 11:01:21 PM
At the last company I worked at, Good Friday was a holiday, so the office drones could get three-day weekend. Those who did the actual work would get paid time and a half on Good Friday but nothing on actual Easter Sunday. This never bothered me much because I had Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday off, but if you had, say, Thursday-Friday off, you could be forced to work Easter Sunday and get no benefit out of it other than your usual pay.

4/20 you either care about if you're into that, or you don't. I hear it's like Black Friday for the dispensaries.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: dlsterner on June 10, 2021, 11:27:40 PM
In Massachusetts, whenever Easter falls on April 21, you get a whole bunch of holidays in a row:

Monday, April 15: Patriots Day
Tuesday, April 16: Tax Day
Wednesday, April 17: Spy Wednesday
Thursday, April 18: Maundy Thursday
Friday, April 19: Good Friday
Saturday, April 20: Weed Day
Sunday, April 21: Easter
Monday, April 22: Earth Day
Tuesday, April 23: If you're lucky, the peak of Lyrids meteor shower (it's usually the 22nd)

Mark down the year 2030 ... it happens then!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on June 11, 2021, 03:23:45 AM
It happened in 2019 due to a positive equinoctial bug. That year, Easter Sunday wasn't on Astronomical Easter Sunday like it happens most of the years, the latter happened on March 24.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on June 11, 2021, 01:00:58 PM



Plant a cottonwood

Said nobody in Oklahoma, ever.   :spin:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on June 11, 2021, 01:03:58 PM
At the last company I worked at, Good Friday was a holiday ... but if you had, say, Thursday-Friday off, you could be forced to work Easter Sunday and get no benefit out of it other than your usual pay.

Well, that was a stupid setup.

(That's your cue to rant about how your former employer had lots of stupid policies and procedures, give yourself a nearly imperceptible evil grin, then remind yourself what a good career move you made.)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on June 11, 2021, 01:09:57 PM
At the last company I worked at, Good Friday was a holiday ... but if you had, say, Thursday-Friday off, you could be forced to work Easter Sunday and get no benefit out of it other than your usual pay.

Well, that was a stupid setup.

(That's your cue to rant about how your former employer had lots of stupid policies and procedures, give yourself a nearly imperceptible evil grin, then remind yourself what a good career move you made.)

My wife and I recently started seeing a therapist together, and when the subject of that job came up (my wife worked there too until January, when they fired her on trumped-up accusations) and we started getting into the things they pulled, the therapist's eyes got really big and she visibly winced at one point. I have a feeling it's going to come up in later sessions.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: MCRoads on June 12, 2021, 04:47:07 PM



Plant a cottonwood

Said nobody in Oklahoma, ever.   :spin:

Well, I said it, so someone from Oklahoma has said it. Also, if cottonwood fluff is annoying, poplars are the exact same, just different seed dispersal mechanism.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: dlsterner on June 12, 2021, 05:00:14 PM
If you can't remember the last time you've had a drink, you're either a very light or very heavy drinker.
Or under 21
I don't think being under 21 necessarily prevents someone from having a drink :)

Plus, the minimum age may depend on where you live - when I turned 18, that happened to be the legal age at the time.  And I celebrated with a drink :)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 12, 2021, 05:25:10 PM
If you can't remember the last time you've had a drink, you're either a very light or very heavy drinker.
Or under 21
I don't think being under 21 necessarily prevents someone from having a drink :)

Plus, the minimum age may depend on where you live - when I turned 18, that happened to be the legal age at the time.  And I celebrated with a drink :)
My family aren't big drinkers anyway.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on June 12, 2021, 08:46:04 PM
At the last company I worked at, Good Friday was a holiday ... but if you had, say, Thursday-Friday off, you could be forced to work Easter Sunday and get no benefit out of it other than your usual pay.

Well, that was a stupid setup.

(That's your cue to rant about how your former employer had lots of stupid policies and procedures, give yourself a nearly imperceptible evil grin, then remind yourself what a good career move you made.)

One c-store required me to come in 15 minutes before before my shift (unpaid) to count the cash drawer and stay 15 minutes to count down my drawer (also unpaid).  Someone finally turned him in and he closed 2-3 months later.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CoreySamson on June 12, 2021, 09:43:59 PM
Where do fast food restaurants, supermarkets, and elevators get their music? The soundtracks don't have ads or radio call stations, so where do they get them? Do they just pay for a generic adless radio station, or do they have their own playlists on-site?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on June 12, 2021, 10:22:44 PM
When I worked for Subway, we had pre-recorded tapes that we would play for particular seasons...Home office whould notify us when it was time to change the music.  Some places subscribe to a satellite music service, either commercial free or in-house advertising. "K-Mart Radio Network".
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: dlsterner on June 12, 2021, 10:26:08 PM
Where do fast food restaurants, supermarkets, and elevators get their music? The soundtracks don't have ads or radio call stations, so where do they get them? Do they just pay for a generic adless radio station, or do they have their own playlists on-site?
My understanding is that royalties need to be paid for any music played, so I would assume they subscribe to a paid service which takes care of paying any royalties for the playlists it provides.  At a public place like the ones you mentioned, you can't just stream from the owner's computer/phone - that can get you into hot water.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Big John on June 12, 2021, 11:21:05 PM
Where do fast food restaurants, supermarkets, and elevators get their music? The soundtracks don't have ads or radio call stations, so where do they get them? Do they just pay for a generic adless radio station, or do they have their own playlists on-site?
Muzak is a popular music server for these and the subscription fee includes royalties.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on June 12, 2021, 11:30:03 PM
Where do fast food restaurants, supermarkets, and elevators get their music? The soundtracks don't have ads or radio call stations, so where do they get them? Do they just pay for a generic adless radio station, or do they have their own playlists on-site?

At the casino I worked at, they just played the music channels from DirectTV over the intercom.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on June 13, 2021, 09:25:05 AM
- If con is the opposite of pro, isn't congress the opposite of progress?
- The tinder has a flame logo because you find matches..
- I really regret clicking on the replies for the new name for Cleveland Indians thread..
- Cleaning is just transitioning dirtiness to another place.
- What if alcohol is a transportation device, where you have to drink enough to wake up in jail, or the hospital? Or even worse..
- They choose the pope for life, and putin has met 3... seems fishy.
- If there was to be a mandatory cry for everyone, it would probably be for Queen Elizabeth's death.
- A gummy shark has a higher chance to kill you than a real one.
- The brown and green m&ms are a lesbian couple.
- The game tag stands for "touch and go".
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: wanderer2575 on June 13, 2021, 09:34:52 AM
If you can't remember the last time you've had a drink, you're either a very light or very heavy drinker.
Or under 21
I don't think being under 21 necessarily prevents someone from having a drink :)

You can enlist in the U.S. military at age 18 (age 17 with parental consent) but can't legally have a drink until age 21...  something is messed up there.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on June 13, 2021, 10:15:29 AM
If you can't remember the last time you've had a drink, you're either a very light or very heavy drinker.
Or under 21
I don't think being under 21 necessarily prevents someone from having a drink :)

You can enlist in the U.S. military at age 18 (age 17 with parental consent) but can't legally have a drink until age 21...  something is messed up there.

I believe that active military members can drink at age 18.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 13, 2021, 11:43:45 AM
If you can't remember the last time you've had a drink, you're either a very light or very heavy drinker.
Or under 21
I don't think being under 21 necessarily prevents someone from having a drink :)

You can enlist in the U.S. military at age 18 (age 17 with parental consent) but can't legally have a drink until age 21...  something is messed up there.

I believe that active military members can drink at age 18.
Is this to encourage more people to join the military?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: interstatefan990 on June 13, 2021, 11:46:00 AM
If you can't remember the last time you've had a drink, you're either a very light or very heavy drinker.
Or under 21
I don't think being under 21 necessarily prevents someone from having a drink :)

You can enlist in the U.S. military at age 18 (age 17 with parental consent) but can't legally have a drink until age 21...  something is messed up there.

A solution: a person who is age 18 can travel anywhere they want in the world. Simply catch a flight to a country or other place that has a drinking age of 18. The Bahamas being one example, which may be part of the reason that it’s a popular spring break destination for college students.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on June 13, 2021, 02:10:25 PM
If you can't remember the last time you've had a drink, you're either a very light or very heavy drinker.
Or under 21
I don't think being under 21 necessarily prevents someone from having a drink :)

You can enlist in the U.S. military at age 18 (age 17 with parental consent) but can't legally have a drink until age 21...  something is messed up there.


Perceived emotional security?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: lepidopteran on June 13, 2021, 03:31:40 PM
You can enlist in the U.S. military at age 18 (age 17 with parental consent) but can't legally have a drink until age 21...  something is messed up there.
So if a US army troop consists of mostly under-21 soldiers, all the enemy has to do is have water cannons filled with beer.  The generals won't let the soldiers go near them.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 13, 2021, 03:50:07 PM
You can enlist in the U.S. military at age 18 (age 17 with parental consent) but can't legally have a drink until age 21...  something is messed up there.
So if a US army troop consists of mostly under-21 soldiers, all the enemy has to do is have water cannons filled with beer.  The generals won't let the soldiers go near them.
Not sure if war works like that anymore.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on June 13, 2021, 03:55:36 PM
You can enlist in the U.S. military at age 18 (age 17 with parental consent) but can't legally have a drink until age 21...  something is messed up there.
So if a US army troop consists of mostly under-21 soldiers, all the enemy has to do is have water cannons filled with beer.  The generals won't let the soldiers go near them.
Not sure if war works like that anymore.

No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making some other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
  _George S Patton
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 13, 2021, 03:58:54 PM
You can enlist in the U.S. military at age 18 (age 17 with parental consent) but can't legally have a drink until age 21...  something is messed up there.
So if a US army troop consists of mostly under-21 soldiers, all the enemy has to do is have water cannons filled with beer.  The generals won't let the soldiers go near them.
Not sure if war works like that anymore.

No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making some other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
  _George S Patton
Kings used to fight in battle.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: wanderer2575 on June 13, 2021, 04:38:10 PM
If you can't remember the last time you've had a drink, you're either a very light or very heavy drinker.
Or under 21
I don't think being under 21 necessarily prevents someone from having a drink :)

You can enlist in the U.S. military at age 18 (age 17 with parental consent) but can't legally have a drink until age 21...  something is messed up there.

I believe that active military members can drink at age 18.

Totally missing my point.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 13, 2021, 05:27:44 PM
If you can't remember the last time you've had a drink, you're either a very light or very heavy drinker.
Or under 21
I don't think being under 21 necessarily prevents someone from having a drink :)

You can enlist in the U.S. military at age 18 (age 17 with parental consent) but can't legally have a drink until age 21...  something is messed up there.

I believe that active military members can drink at age 18.

Totally missing my point.
Many teens drink anyway it's not like the police is arresting people for it.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on June 13, 2021, 06:50:08 PM
If you can't remember the last time you've had a drink, you're either a very light or very heavy drinker.
Or under 21
I don't think being under 21 necessarily prevents someone from having a drink :)

You can enlist in the U.S. military at age 18 (age 17 with parental consent) but can't legally have a drink until age 21...  something is messed up there.

I believe that active military members can drink at age 18.

Totally missing my point.
Many teens drink anyway it's not like the police is arresting people for it.

Not arresting people, but in college towns busting those parties brings in a lot of easy citation money.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 13, 2021, 07:12:35 PM
If you can't remember the last time you've had a drink, you're either a very light or very heavy drinker.
Or under 21
I don't think being under 21 necessarily prevents someone from having a drink :)

You can enlist in the U.S. military at age 18 (age 17 with parental consent) but can't legally have a drink until age 21...  something is messed up there.

I believe that active military members can drink at age 18.

Totally missing my point.
Many teens drink anyway it's not like the police is arresting people for it.

Not arresting people, but in college towns busting those parties brings in a lot of easy citation money.
You gotta keep it on the down low
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: wanderer2575 on June 13, 2021, 10:04:38 PM
If you can't remember the last time you've had a drink, you're either a very light or very heavy drinker.
Or under 21
I don't think being under 21 necessarily prevents someone from having a drink :)

You can enlist in the U.S. military at age 18 (age 17 with parental consent) but can't legally have a drink until age 21...  something is messed up there.

I believe that active military members can drink at age 18.

Totally missing my point.
Many teens drink anyway it's not like the police is arresting people for it.

And...  still totally missing my point.  Amazing.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on June 15, 2021, 11:11:56 AM
If con is the opposite of pro, isn't congress the opposite of progress?

The prefix con- means with (conjoin, converge, congregate, commiserate).  So a congress is a bunch of people gathering/moving together.  Progress is what happens when they move forward.






If you can't remember the last time you've had a drink, you're either a very light or very heavy drinker.

Or under 21

I don't think being under 21 necessarily prevents someone from having a drink :)

Plus, the minimum age may depend on where you live - when I turned 18, that happened to be the legal age at the time.  And I celebrated with a drink :)

My family aren't big drinkers anyway.

That last part is all that really matters.  I see you live in Massachusetts, where it is perfectly legal to consume alcohol at under age 21, so long as you're with your parents.

Quote from: The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
General Laws
 Part I.  Administration of the Government
  Title XX.  Public Safety and Good Order
   Chapter 138.  Alcoholic Liquors
    Section 34C.  Minors; operation of motor vehicle containing alcoholic beverage; suspension of driver's license

Whoever, being under twenty-one years of age and not accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, knowingly possesses, transports or carries on his person, any alcohol or alcoholic beverages, shall be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars for the first offense and not more than one hundred and fifty dollars for a second or subsequent offense; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to a person between the ages of eighteen and twenty-one who knowingly possesses, transports or carries on his person, alcohol or alcoholic beverages in the course of his employment. A police officer may arrest without a warrant any person who violates this section. A conviction of a violation of this section shall be reported forthwith to the registrar of motor vehicles by the court, and said registrar shall thereupon suspend for a period of ninety days the license of such person to operate a motor vehicle.

There are other sections pertaining to selling alcohol to persons under age 21 and to purchasing alcohol if under age 21—but the above is the only section I've found that specifically addresses possessing alcohol, and it has an explicit carve-out for family.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on June 15, 2021, 01:54:32 PM
I love the 50,000 watt blowtorches. As I'm currently sitting under perhaps the most distinctive broadcasting tower and the most distinctive feature of Mason, Ohio. I had to get a picture of it.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210615/4cc5573bb34b63db241188b9b6fbe0f0.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on June 15, 2021, 02:10:12 PM
I love the 50,000 watt blowtorches. As I'm currently sitting under perhaps the most distinctive broadcasting tower and the most distinctive feature of Mason, Ohio. I had to get a picture of it.

When Wolfman Jack was broadcasting on the XERF-AM border blaster in Ciudad Acuña, it was five times that, at 250,000 watts.  Birds would drop dead out of the sky if they got too close.  It currently operates at 100,000 watts.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on June 15, 2021, 03:16:48 PM


I love the 50,000 watt blowtorches. As I'm currently sitting under perhaps the most distinctive broadcasting tower and the most distinctive feature of Mason, Ohio. I had to get a picture of it.

When Wolfman Jack was broadcasting on the XERF-AM border blaster in Ciudad Acuña, it was five times that, at 250,000 watts.  Birds would drop dead out of the sky if they got too close.  It currently operates at 100,000 watts.

WLW at one time was 500,000 watts but it was interfering with too much so it went back to 50,000 watts. It was the first distant radio station I ever listened to. It's one of the strongest stations in my area up in Michigan at night.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kurumi on June 17, 2021, 09:22:48 PM
Fake urban legend: in Boise, SmartCar tried out a skid-steer version of their car (like a Bobcat tractor). Simpler, less expensive, less maintenance. However, they couldn't get it to handle well enough on the freeway.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on June 26, 2021, 12:16:46 AM
When I was in Ohio the other day I spent the night in St. Clairsville and went to eat around 9:00. I went to Eat N Park and they closed while I was still in there but they didn't kick me out or anything I just finished eating, paid and left but Google Maps said they were open until 11 this was just after 10 when they closed. I didn't say nothing.

Then just before I left one of the cooks was talking to the server and told her that he got pulled over by a state boy for doing 91 in a 65 coming over the I-470 bridge into Ohio. He was bragging about getting a ticket and said it only cost him $155.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on July 02, 2021, 08:06:31 PM
Nice skyline(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210703/540e64b90301cdb8e8d3b565d130eb9b.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on July 05, 2021, 10:35:45 PM
- Ok wait a minute.. I just realized Donkey Kong isn't a donkey..
- What if our pets think delivery people are our owners because they feed us..
- I just found out the number following a the name of a movie theater indicates how many screens are inside.
- Are birds on feeders friends, or is it like a public bathroom and they ignore each other?
- In a game of tag with a sprinter and a distance runner, the chaser will probably always win.
- Scooby Doo would be way shorter if they just went to a costume store and asked some questions..
- Does anyone notice the irony behind "hyphenated" and "non-hyphenated"?
- We put paper in a folder to keep it from folding.
- Being scared to end a relationship is the real life version of "are you sure want to quit, any unsaved progress will be lost"
- Flames don't have shadows
- I'm sick af.. there's no way mayonnaise is made from eggs..  :no:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on July 05, 2021, 11:47:28 PM
- Ok wait a minute.. I just realized Donkey Kong isn't a donkey..

It's a subtle translation from his original Japanese name, which Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto intended as meaning "stubborn as a donkey".
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on July 06, 2021, 04:39:17 AM
- Does anyone notice the irony behind "hyphenated" and "non-hyphenated"?

The same happens in Spanish with separado and todo junto. I think it's obvious which one means "separated" and which one "altogether" :sombrero:.
- We put paper in a folder to keep it from folding.

This doesn't happen in Spanish, though (Carpeta and doblar respectively).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: GaryV on July 06, 2021, 07:43:18 AM
- Are birds on feeders friends, or is it like a public bathroom and they ignore each other?
They don't ignore each other, they fight for the best perch.

Why do people say, "This is for all the marbles?" If you ever got all the marbles what would you do with them?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: zachary_amaryllis on July 06, 2021, 07:54:23 AM
- Ok wait a minute.. I just realized Donkey Kong isn't a donkey..

- Being scared to end a relationship is the real life version of "are you sure want to quit, any unsaved progress will be lost"

nice  :clap:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Big John on July 06, 2021, 02:35:53 PM
- I just found out the number following a the name of a movie theater indicates how many screens are inside.
That was not always the case.  In the 1970s, the number referred to the screen number at the theater.  Theaters had a lot less screens then so they did it that way.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on July 06, 2021, 10:44:38 PM
Why do people say, "This is for all the marbles?" If you ever got all the marbles what would you do with them?

Back when people played marbles, you would get to keep marbles out of someone's collection if you won the game ("playing for keeps"). If something was for all of the marbles it was an important game where you got to keep all of the marbles.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kurumi on July 08, 2021, 12:20:06 PM
Sammy Hagar probably always takes I-57 to Chicago
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on July 16, 2021, 11:30:38 PM
If you follow the route of I-35 through Oklahoma City limits, thanks to concurrencies, you'll travel on every 2di in the state, as well as intersecting with half of the 3dis (and ⅔ of the signed ones).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on July 20, 2021, 12:28:40 PM
These thoughts are very much NOT random.  They are from a specific niche group of people, and they are arranged in chronological order.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on July 20, 2021, 12:32:25 PM
- What if our pets think delivery people are our owners because they feed us..

An owner who doesn't even live with you?  I bet not.  And, unless you have the same delivery driver every single time...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: noelbotevera on July 21, 2021, 11:42:46 PM
Death by peanut allergy is the most pathetic way to die, considering a peanut cannot defend itself. It was your conscious choice to approach and/or eat said peanut.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on July 21, 2021, 11:56:02 PM
Death by peanut allergy is the most pathetic way to die, considering a peanut cannot defend itself. It was your conscious choice to approach and/or eat said peanut.
Death bt any allergy really
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: tolbs17 on July 22, 2021, 12:55:53 AM
Christina Christian Christianity!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on July 22, 2021, 02:08:06 AM
Christina Christian Christianity!
What?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: tolbs17 on July 22, 2021, 02:40:24 AM
Christina Christian Christianity!
What?
Just doing some alliteration.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on July 22, 2021, 09:42:25 AM


Christina Christian Christianity!

What?

Just doing some alliteration.

Well yeah, they all come from the same etymology.  Of course they're similar.

You left out Christopher and christening, too.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on July 22, 2021, 01:08:02 PM
Tolbs types text
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: ozarkman417 on July 22, 2021, 01:24:49 PM
Tolbs Teaches TypingTM
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: tolbs17 on July 22, 2021, 02:24:27 PM
Alps ate apples.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on July 22, 2021, 02:43:33 PM
Alps ate apples.

That's assonant, dude.  And not even very good assonance, at that.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: tolbs17 on July 22, 2021, 02:45:32 PM
Alps ate apples.

That's assonant, dude.  And not even very good assonance, at that.
Alps ate an apple. What do you think about that?

kphoger keyed the kits.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on July 22, 2021, 03:23:53 PM
Roadgeekteen rises
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on July 22, 2021, 03:34:38 PM
-  That tolbs17 thinks he's funny.  He should go back to being mrhappy.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: tolbs17 on July 22, 2021, 03:39:38 PM
-  That tolbs17 thinks he's funny.  He should go back to being mrhappy.
Are you saying I should go back to my old username "mrhappy1261"?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on July 22, 2021, 03:58:52 PM
-  That tolbs17 thinks he's funny.  He should go back to being mrhappy.
Are you saying I should go back to my old username "mrhappy1261"?
No, I'm saying your sense of humor is seriously lacking.  Don't consider a career in comedy.  You might starve, mrhappy.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: JoePCool14 on July 22, 2021, 06:25:22 PM
Super Scott struts his silly and sizzling stuff.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: tolbs17 on July 22, 2021, 06:28:26 PM
rickmastfan67 rode his roller skates on the road.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on July 22, 2021, 06:47:32 PM
Death by peanut allergy is the most pathetic way to die, considering a peanut cannot defend itself. It was your conscious choice to approach and/or eat said peanut.

I'm not allergic, but I get the impression it's not always this easy. People sneak stuff into the stuff they make; I recall one story where someone died because their chili had been thickened with peanut butter (why, I don't know).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on July 23, 2021, 08:59:40 AM

Death by peanut allergy is the most pathetic way to die, considering a peanut cannot defend itself. It was your conscious choice to approach and/or eat said peanut.

I'm not allergic, but I get the impression it's not always this easy. People sneak stuff into the stuff they make; I recall one story where someone died because their chili had been thickened with peanut butter (why, I don't know).

I can totally see that.  Peanut butter is, I believe, a decently common ingredient in mole.  Many of those flavor combinations would translate pretty well to chili.  For example, I've put a couple of chocolate candies in a batch of chili before.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: jmacswimmer on July 23, 2021, 01:03:22 PM
Here's a random thought that's actually road-related:

As a kid, upon crossing into PA on US 15 north and passing this sign (https://www.google.com/maps/@39.7241422,-77.3043162,3a,75y,37.27h,88.62t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sehrhBXQMfqNsQ-DZQSWioA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!5m1!1e1?hl=en), I used to think the significance of "Blue and Gray" was that the southbound lanes were asphalt and the northbound lanes were concrete.  :pan:

And yes, I realize asphalt is black and not blue!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CoreySamson on July 23, 2021, 02:09:59 PM
Death by peanut allergy is the most pathetic way to die, considering a peanut cannot defend itself. It was your conscious choice to approach and/or eat said peanut.

I'm not allergic, but I get the impression it's not always this easy. People sneak stuff into the stuff they make; I recall one story where someone died because their chili had been thickened with peanut butter (why, I don't know).
Oh please don't give me nightmares. I already avoid eating dessert if I don't know what's in it because of my peanut allergy; now I've got to avoid chili, too?  :-D  Seriously, though, about 4 years ago, I had a Keebler cheese cracker on a bus coming back from church camp. I ate one then just happened to look at the ingredients list; down at the very bottom, the last ingredient was peanut flour! Almost immediately, I got sick to my stomach, my throat started to itch, and I thought I might die. Luckily, that's as bad as it got (and I did have an Epi-Pen in my duffel bag onboard the bus, so I probably wouldn't have died if my throat swelled shut).

What ticked me off about that cracker the most was that it was advertised as a cheese cracker without saying it had peanuts on the front packaging, it gave me a false sense of security that it was safe for me to eat, but no, it had peanut in it. And no, this wasn't an instance of "may contain nuts" (I'm fine if the product says that), peanuts were on the ingredients list.

Strangely enough though, I can eat things fried in peanut oil like Chick-Fil-A and Zapp's potato chips (it doesn't have the protein my body is allergic to).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on July 23, 2021, 02:15:58 PM
We were baking things with almond flour for our church small group for months before our friend told us he was allergic to several kinds of nuts.  Fortunately, it's mild, and among flour doesn't seem to bother him too much.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on July 24, 2021, 07:46:03 AM
Mitochondrial disease[Disambiguation needed]
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: ethanhopkin14 on July 24, 2021, 11:02:22 AM
When people advertise something as "midnight Saturday night", do they mean the midnight that immediately follows 11:59 on Friday or do the erroneously call midnight that follows 11:59 Saturday night as still Saturday night?  It's a question I think about a lot when I see that, but it is also an annoyance that most people forget the new day starts at midnight.  Most people think since they are still awake at that time that's its a continuation of the same day.   Like the new day doesn't start until you go to sleep then wake up.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on July 24, 2021, 05:24:36 PM
When people advertise something as "midnight Saturday night", do they mean the midnight that immediately follows 11:59 on Friday or do the erroneously call midnight that follows 11:59 Saturday night as still Saturday night?  It's a question I think about a lot when I see that, but it is also an annoyance that most people forget the new day starts at midnight.  Most people think since they are still awake at that time that's its a continuation of the same day.   Like the new day doesn't start until you go to sleep then wake up.

At the 24-hour casinos I worked at, they changed the start of the day by fiat to something closer to about when most people wake up. (I can't reveal the exact time.) This was mostly since this was when the money-laundering logs would reset (therefore they wanted it to be something other than midnight to make it harder for criminals to plan around), but it was also used for schedules and accounting paperwork. It did make things much less ambiguous, but it meant that customers would sometimes argue with us when they noticed that we had put the "wrong" date on something.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on July 24, 2021, 08:54:55 PM
When people advertise something as "midnight Saturday night", do they mean the midnight that immediately follows 11:59 on Friday or do the erroneously call midnight that follows 11:59 Saturday night as still Saturday night?  It's a question I think about a lot when I see that, but it is also an annoyance that most people forget the new day starts at midnight.  Most people think since they are still awake at that time that's its a continuation of the same day.   Like the new day doesn't start until you go to sleep then wake up.
"Saturday night at 12 AM" works better.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on July 24, 2021, 08:56:59 PM
When people advertise something as "midnight Saturday night", do they mean the midnight that immediately follows 11:59 on Friday or do the erroneously call midnight that follows 11:59 Saturday night as still Saturday night?  It's a question I think about a lot when I see that, but it is also an annoyance that most people forget the new day starts at midnight.  Most people think since they are still awake at that time that's its a continuation of the same day.   Like the new day doesn't start until you go to sleep then wake up.
"Saturday night at 12 AM" works better.

No, it's not better. While it's factually unambiguous (it means when Saturday begins), the common phrase "Saturday night" incorrectly implies the opposite.

This is why we need to use 24-hour time. Use 00:00 or 24:00.

Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Big John on July 24, 2021, 09:10:23 PM
To prevent confusion, I use 11:59 pm or 12:01 am.  I figure the wasted minute is worth the trouble.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on July 24, 2021, 09:11:01 PM
When people advertise something as "midnight Saturday night", do they mean the midnight that immediately follows 11:59 on Friday or do the erroneously call midnight that follows 11:59 Saturday night as still Saturday night?  It's a question I think about a lot when I see that, but it is also an annoyance that most people forget the new day starts at midnight.  Most people think since they are still awake at that time that's its a continuation of the same day.   Like the new day doesn't start until you go to sleep then wake up.

When sports games come on the air at midnight Eastern (mostly related to some west coast mid-major college basketball games that might start at 9 PM Pacific for TV), it's advertised as 11:59 PM to avoid confusion.

And yes, as someone who hasn't regularly gone to bed before midnight in years, I consider it a continuation of the same day. So if you told me midnight Saturday, I would take that to be a little less than four hours from the time I wrote this post. 5 AM was usually where I considered yesterday to end and today to begin.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on July 24, 2021, 10:19:05 PM
Watching the Olympics live sucks this year for me since the basketball games are at like 8 AM.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: thspfc on July 24, 2021, 10:32:28 PM
Watching the Olympics live sucks this year for me since the basketball games are at like 8 AM.
I could put this in the minor things that bother you thread.

You can't set an alarm for 7:55 AM, roll out of bed, stumble to the living room, and turn on the TV? At 7:55 AM! Not 12:55, not 4:55. Most people have already been awake for at least an hour by 7:55 AM, and many are already at work/school. I think you can figure it out.

Or you think sleeping until noon is cool, which it is not. Or you think sleeping until noon is healthy, which it also is not.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on July 24, 2021, 10:34:09 PM
Or you think sleeping until noon is cool, which it is not. Or you think sleeping until noon is healthy, which it also is not.

Oh please. Spare us the morning people superiority bullshit.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: thspfc on July 24, 2021, 10:37:59 PM
When people advertise something as "midnight Saturday night", do they mean the midnight that immediately follows 11:59 on Friday or do the erroneously call midnight that follows 11:59 Saturday night as still Saturday night?  It's a question I think about a lot when I see that, but it is also an annoyance that most people forget the new day starts at midnight.  Most people think since they are still awake at that time that's its a continuation of the same day.   Like the new day doesn't start until you go to sleep then wake up.

When sports games come on the air at midnight Eastern (mostly related to some west coast mid-major college basketball games that might start at 9 PM Pacific for TV), it's advertised as 11:59 PM to avoid confusion.

And yes, as someone who hasn't regularly gone to bed before midnight in years, I consider it a continuation of the same day. So if you told me midnight Saturday, I would take that to be a little less than four hours from the time I wrote this post. 5 AM was usually where I considered yesterday to end and today to begin.
To say that 5 AM is where one day ends and another begins is like saying that the United States/Canada border runs along I-80. It's a complete lie, regardless of what you want to believe.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on July 24, 2021, 10:42:38 PM
-  I need to advance this to 666 replies ASAP.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: thspfc on July 24, 2021, 10:56:00 PM
-  I need to advance this to 667 posts ASAP.
Be careful what you wish for . . .

Now look at the number of what you thought was post 667
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Bruce on July 24, 2021, 11:28:16 PM
4 am is typically used as the cutoff for a day by transit agencies, and even companies like Uber. I'd say it's pretty reasonable.

Fun fact: Japanese businesses will often advertise their schedules with 25:00 or 26:00 to indicate times past midnight. We should adopt the practice (on top of switching to a 24hr clock).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on July 24, 2021, 11:31:20 PM
Watching the Olympics live sucks this year for me since the basketball games are at like 8 AM.
I could put this in the minor things that bother you thread.

You can't set an alarm for 7:55 AM, roll out of bed, stumble to the living room, and turn on the TV? At 7:55 AM! Not 12:55, not 4:55. Most people have already been awake for at least an hour by 7:55 AM, and many are already at work/school. I think you can figure it out.

Or you think sleeping until noon is cool, which it is not. Or you think sleeping until noon is healthy, which it also is not.
This summer I've been sleeping until 12-1 pm many days.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: tolbs17 on July 25, 2021, 12:00:30 AM
Sometimes I'm up until 5am I have a bad sleep schedule.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: jeffandnicole on July 25, 2021, 12:03:13 AM
When people advertise something as "midnight Saturday night", do they mean the midnight that immediately follows 11:59 on Friday or do the erroneously call midnight that follows 11:59 Saturday night as still Saturday night?  It's a question I think about a lot when I see that, but it is also an annoyance that most people forget the new day starts at midnight.  Most people think since they are still awake at that time that's its a continuation of the same day.   Like the new day doesn't start until you go to sleep then wake up.

This is pretty much the way I feel about it.  If I'm up thru the night until, say, 5am, it's still the continuation of the previous day. But once that sun rises, then I treat it as the current day.

In the rare instances where I need to go to bed early and wake up at, say, 11pm to go to work at midnight, usually I think of it as the next day already.


This is why we need to use 24-hour time. Use 00:00 or 24:00.

Claiming it's unambiguous then using 2 different times for the same time doesn't help matters. 


Or you think sleeping until noon is cool, which it is not. Or you think sleeping until noon is healthy, which it also is not.

Why is it unhealthy?  Getting 8 hours sleep is what's more important than the hour you fall asleep or wake up.  Granted, it's been studied endlessly that sleeping during the daylight hours because someone works overnight usually isn't the best because it disrupts what we are normally conditioned for, and there's often more interruptions during the daytime waking them up.  But that said, someone going to bed at 4am and waking up at 12 noon is perfectly fine, and probably better than someone going to bed at 11pm and waking up at 5am, only getting 6 hours sleep.  Consistent sleep schedules help as well.

To say that 5 AM is where one day ends and another begins is like saying that the United States/Canada border runs along I-80. It's a complete lie, regardless of what you want to believe.

Comparison of Apples and Rocks.

Businesses - and individuals - have many reasons to consider their day beginning and ending at a point other than midnight.  Casinos are a common example - in many states, the day runs from 6:00am to 5:59am.

In fact, in a similar vein, the calendar year runs from January 1 thru December 1.  However the IRS allows any person or business to file to adopt a Fiscal Year, as long as it completes a full 365 days. Having that approved isn't guaranteed, but the point is a "year" can be any 365 days.


4 am is typically used as the cutoff for a day by transit agencies, and even companies like Uber. I'd say it's pretty reasonable.

Fun fact: Japanese businesses will often advertise their schedules with 25:00 or 26:00 to indicate times past midnight. We should adopt the practice (on top of switching to a 24hr clock).

Being most transit agencies don't run overnight here in the US, it probably isn't all that necessary.  The ones that do tend to clearly note in their time tables AM & PM to reduce/eliminate confusion.

Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on July 25, 2021, 12:03:46 AM
Or you think sleeping until noon is cool, which it is not. Or you think sleeping until noon is healthy, which it also is not.

I slept until noon for years when I worked 2:30p-11p. Much easier to make it through that shift when you don't start yawning at 9p. And before that I'd usually sleep 9a-6p because I worked 12a-8a. If the entire populace went to bed at 10p, shit wouldn't get done.

To say that 5 AM is where one day ends and another begins is like saying that the United States/Canada border runs along I-80. It's a complete lie, regardless of what you want to believe.

Saying that the date rollover happens at 12a is one of those things that is only true because everyone bought into it, like paper money being worth anything or Kim Kardashian being famous. The day rolls over at 12a because the day rolls over at 12a.

Going back to what I mentioned upthread about the casino I worked at. Our rollover wasn't at 5a, but that would have been a sensible place for it and I think some casinos do actually do their rollover then. Having the rollover at 12a makes absolutely no sense for a casino because they're right in the middle of their busy period at 12a. Usually it doesn't slow down until 2a (which is when liquor sales end in Oklahoma).

Assuming the rollover were at 5a instead of when it actually was, if I still worked there and the schedule said I come in on 7/24 at 12a, I would be getting ready to leave the house right now. I'd get there and all of my paperwork would still say 7/24, the entries on the Title 31 logs would still be the ones from 7/24, any time I signed and dated anything it'd be 7/24. 7/25 would only begin at 5am because that is when the business decided it did.

Given that all ten thousand people that work for that company all agree 7/25 begins at 5a and act accordingly, how is that any more of a lie than deciding it begins at 12a? Because our measurement of time only means something when people observe it. There is no 5am if you don't have a clock.

Fun fact: Japanese businesses will often advertise their schedules with 25:00 or 26:00 to indicate times past midnight. We should adopt the practice (on top of switching to a 24hr clock).

Our software at the casino allowed entering times such as this (and I think had some features to display time in this way), but we never used it for much. I do remember seeing some system generated gear box reports that showed things like a ticket and player card was put in a slot machine at 23:59 and cashed out at 24:01, then the same player card was next used in a machine at 25:15, and so on.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on July 25, 2021, 12:14:43 AM
IMO the day is 4 AM-4 AM.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on July 25, 2021, 03:26:23 AM
-  I need to advance this to 667 posts ASAP.
Be careful what you wish for . . .

Now look at the number of what you thought was post 667
Yeah, let me have this one.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: thspfc on July 25, 2021, 08:10:54 AM
To say that 5 AM is where one day ends and another begins is like saying that the United States/Canada border runs along I-80. It's a complete lie, regardless of what you want to believe.

Comparison of Apples and Rocks.

Businesses - and individuals - have many reasons to consider their day beginning and ending at a point other than midnight.  Casinos are a common example - in many states, the day runs from 6:00am to 5:59am.

In fact, in a similar vein, the calendar year runs from January 1 thru December 1.  However the IRS allows any person or business to file to adopt a Fiscal Year, as long as it completes a full 365 days. Having that approved isn't guaranteed, but the point is a "year" can be any 365 days.
Never said anything about businesses. Business days, business weeks, fiscal years, and other things of that nature are not the same as days. There can be multiple variants of the same thing. Regular, standard days start and end at midnight.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on July 25, 2021, 08:14:16 AM
Regular, standard days start and end at midnight.

I agree. However, if you're a regular Wikipedia editor (or any wiki that uses MediaWiki software, which is pretty much all of them except TV Tropes), you'll get used to using UTC.

Also, FunTrivia, which is a worldwide website, uses (US) Central Standard Time year-round (and tells you when website time is at the top of most pages so you won't miss things that end at midnight).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: thspfc on July 25, 2021, 08:29:26 AM
This debate about whether or not days end at the time that they are universally accepted to end is ironic, because any slightly wrong mention of the seasons on this forum (i.e. “this fall on September 16) will almost certainly attract an I-am-very-smart reply about fall not starting until September 21. Guess facts matter until they don’t.

But in the same vein as “business day” vs “actual day”, there can be different definitions of when the seasons start and end, or even what the seasons are called, for different purposes. For example, a ski resort might consider “ski season” to run from Thanksgiving to early April, even though that goes beyond the boundaries of actual winter.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on July 25, 2021, 12:42:15 PM
Fall should be Sep 1-Dec 1, IDGAF about the sun or whatever.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: GaryV on July 25, 2021, 12:52:05 PM
It seems like spring is the shortest season - we go almost directly from winter to summer in one day.

There are several cultures in the world where the day ends at sunset, and then the next day begins.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on July 25, 2021, 01:19:12 PM
- Why are we so sure plants don't have feelings, when other animals and plants probably think we don't have feelings?
- Is it really not in a specific order, if it's in a random order? Why random, when there are billions of other ways to put it?
- What happens when puppies lose their teeth???
- Wait- if you’re not there you’re square because you are not “a-round”
- Suck my cockiness, lick my persuasion.
- The reason that Marvin the Martian was the ref in Space Jam is because he is both an alien and a Looney Toon.
- Whenever you buy a part of a chicken, you're secretly sharing with someone else.
- So heartbroken when I found out this little piggy went to market does not mean it went grocery shopping.
- Having a shitty day? Remember, you didn't try to explain to someone you are Austrian, and they laughed and said don't you mean Australian. And they were being serious.
- Is your favorite athlete better than Allyson Felix? No.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on July 25, 2021, 05:45:11 PM
When people advertise something as "midnight Saturday night", do they mean the midnight that immediately follows 11:59 on Friday or do the erroneously call midnight that follows 11:59 Saturday night as still Saturday night?  It's a question I think about a lot when I see that, but it is also an annoyance that most people forget the new day starts at midnight.  Most people think since they are still awake at that time that's its a continuation of the same day.   Like the new day doesn't start until you go to sleep then wake up.

If it's "Saturday night" at 11:30 PM, then it's still "Saturday night" an hour later.  It's still nighttime, and it's still between Saturday and Sunday.  It isn't morning yet, by the commonsense, if not technical, definition of "morning".  This is why, to me, "The baby woke up at 2:00 at night" also makes sense.

To say that 5 AM is where one day ends and another begins is like saying that the United States/Canada border runs along I-80. It's a complete lie, regardless of what you want to believe.

Multiple civilizations throughout history have reckoned time by starting from the time when people wake up.  Thus, for example, when the Bible speaks of "the third hour", more likely than not it means 9:00 AM—because 6:00 AM was the zero point.  It is perfectly natural to begin reckoning time in the early morning, and it's really quite unnatural to begin at some point in the middle of the night.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on July 25, 2021, 05:47:08 PM
Why are we so sure plants don't have feelings, when other animals and plants probably think we don't have feelings?

So you've decided plants can think?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: tolbs17 on July 25, 2021, 05:47:58 PM
Why are we so sure plants don't have feelings, when other animals and plants probably think we don't have feelings?

So you've decided plants can think?
The pink pellets sting me.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kkt on July 25, 2021, 10:13:47 PM
Fall should be Sep 1-Dec 1, IDGAF about the sun or whatever.

Too bad, the Earth was in its orbit around the Sun long before you or I were here.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kurumi on July 25, 2021, 10:30:10 PM
In Santa Clara, there's a "MoDo" (mochi donuts) next to a MOD Pizza, and if you rearranged all the city's retail businesses by alphabetical order, they'd likely still be together.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: tolbs17 on July 25, 2021, 10:38:07 PM
I'm thinking about going out on my bike to see the deserted roads at this time. (Well, I will have to watch out for the drunk people!)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on July 27, 2021, 10:30:37 AM

Fall should be Sep 1-Dec 1, IDGAF about the sun or whatever.

Too bad, the Earth was in its orbit around the Sun long before you or I were here.

But I'm guessing the Earth doesn't care one way or the other what dates we choose for fall.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on July 27, 2021, 01:27:11 PM
Fall should be Sep 1-Dec 1, IDGAF about the sun or whatever.

Too bad, the Earth was in its orbit around the Sun long before you or I were here.
There can be two different falls
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on July 27, 2021, 01:45:48 PM


Fall should be Sep 1-Dec 1, IDGAF about the sun or whatever.

Too bad, the Earth was in its orbit around the Sun long before you or I were here.

There can be two different falls

There are already multiple definitions anyway.

A common definition in the USA is that fall starts at Labor Day week-end, no matter what date that is.
The meteorological season differs from the astronomical season.
Schoolchildren typically think of summer as ending when classes begin.

None of this is a problem.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: ethanhopkin14 on July 27, 2021, 01:48:13 PM


Fall should be Sep 1-Dec 1, IDGAF about the sun or whatever.

Too bad, the Earth was in its orbit around the Sun long before you or I were here.

There can be two different falls

There are already multiple definitions anyway.

A common definition in the USA is that fall starts at Labor Day week-end, no matter what date that is.
The meteorological season differs from the astronomical season.
Schoolchildren typically think of summer as ending when classes begin.

None of this is a problem.

And everyone thinks of Christmas being in the middle of winter despite barely making it by 5 to 3 days (in the Northern Hemisphere).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: SectorZ on July 27, 2021, 02:00:36 PM
Fall should be Sep 1-Dec 1, IDGAF about the sun or whatever.

Too bad, the Earth was in its orbit around the Sun long before you or I were here.
There can be two different falls

9/1-11/30 is meteorological autumn. Celebrate that.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US 89 on July 29, 2021, 10:16:59 AM
Regular, standard days start and end at midnight.

I agree. However, if you're a regular Wikipedia editor (or any wiki that uses MediaWiki software, which is pretty much all of them except TV Tropes), you'll get used to using UTC.

You’ll also get used to UTC quite fast in the meteorological world. Aviation forecasts and current reports are all in terms of UTC only, and a hell of a lot of things are tied specifically to a UTC time. Weather model runs are always referred to by the UTC time they were initialized, weather balloons are launched at 1200 and 0000, SPC’s severe weather outlooks are issued at five specific UTC times throughout the day … I could go on.

The nice thing about the mountain time zone is MDT is 6 hours behind UTC, which makes for very easy conversions since 6 hours is 1/4 of a day. This also makes going back to standard time in winter super annoying because not only is the conversion different, all the UTC-based events happen an hour earlier since UTC doesn’t change for daylight savings.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1995hoo on July 29, 2021, 12:22:47 PM
Roadgeeking on the DC-area weather forecast. I'm sure she won't know, but I couldn't resist asking.

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Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on July 29, 2021, 08:44:27 PM
Hell, the people that actually made the slide may not know. They probably got it from a stock image service.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: tdindy88 on July 29, 2021, 08:53:26 PM
One of our local TV stations for years has used a stock photo for their morning commute forecasts and it clearly featured a motorway from the UK. I'm guessing they got it from the same place this other station got their's from.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: JoePCool14 on July 29, 2021, 10:49:24 PM
One of our local TV stations for years has used a stock photo for their morning commute forecasts and it clearly featured a motorway from the UK. I'm guessing they got it from the same place this other station got their's from.

I know this might be cliché to link now, but...

Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kkt on July 30, 2021, 01:46:19 AM
Or they might have flipped the image, either accidentally or on purpose.  There's not much detail in there that would show if it has been reflected.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US 89 on July 30, 2021, 02:13:36 AM
Or they might have flipped the image, either accidentally or on purpose.  There's not much detail in there that would show if it has been reflected.

Check out the white lines on both sides of the road and the arrow shapes, though. Even if it’s been reflected, it’s definitely not in the US...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on July 30, 2021, 01:07:07 PM
When Otto Frederick Rohwedder invented the automatic commercial bread slicing machine in 1928, what did people compare the finished product to upon encountering it on store shelves?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: SkyPesos on July 30, 2021, 03:34:53 PM
What if we raise the speed limit of I-366 from 85 to 100?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: formulanone on August 03, 2021, 04:15:49 PM
When Otto Frederick Rohwedder invented the automatic commercial bread slicing machine in 1928, what did people compare the finished product to upon encountering it on store shelves?

The Greatest Thing Since The Discovery of Obsidian
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on August 03, 2021, 04:31:27 PM
I grew up learning that buoy is pronounced exactly the same as boy, despite the fact that such only seems to be the majority pronunciation outside the United States.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on August 03, 2021, 04:44:33 PM
I grew up learning that buoy is pronounced exactly the same as boy, despite the fact that such only seems to be the majority pronunciation outside the United States.

This also seems to happen with the word "pianist", which US English often emphasizes the middle syllable as to not sound like "penist" - regardless of the US pronunciation being closer to the pronunciation of the word "piano" anyway.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on August 03, 2021, 04:49:57 PM
I've been around musicians for most of my life, and I don't think I've heard more than one or two people say pee-ANN-ist.  Pretty much everyone I know says it correctly:  PEE-in-ist.

Then again, you're from up where people put their copy of "How to Train Your Dray-gon" in their bayg.  And where people play Duck Duck Grey Duck.  And weird stuff like that.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on August 03, 2021, 04:56:19 PM
"Duck Duck Grey Duck" is weird because it implies that a grey duck is not a duck.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on August 03, 2021, 04:58:29 PM
"Duck Duck Grey Duck" is weird because it implies that a grey duck is not a duck.

"Duck, Duck, Grey Duck" actually sounds like a better way to play the game, honestly.

But that doesn't stop me from making fun of it.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on August 03, 2021, 04:59:15 PM
"Duck Duck Grey Duck" is weird because it implies that a grey duck is not a duck.

"Duck, Duck, Grey Duck" actually sounds like a better way to play the game, honestly.

Why?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on August 03, 2021, 05:09:32 PM
Why?

From what I understand, the kid going around the outside of the circle says something like "blue duck, red duck, black duck, yellow duck, white duck, chartreuse duck, periwinkle duck, tan duck, grey duck".

That sounds like it would be a lot more engaging and challenging for the other kids than "duck, duck, duck, duck, duck, duck, goose".
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on August 03, 2021, 05:10:44 PM
I grew up learning that buoy is pronounced exactly the same as boy, despite the fact that such only seems to be the majority pronunciation outside the United States.

I thought a pull buoy was called a "pull boy" exactly because of that.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on August 03, 2021, 05:13:47 PM
I thought a pull buoy was called a "pull boy" exactly because of that.

Po boy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Po%27_boy), actually.   :biggrin:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on August 03, 2021, 10:20:11 PM
Just saw a horrible accident about an hour ago involving a Buena Vista Township Police cruiser.

https://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw-bay-city/2021/08/buena-vista-police-officer-hospitalized-after-crash-that-mangles-vehicle.html?fbclid=IwAR3MeZ3-D4DyralbHBr2DOMDK78WCL_TJOSwWBH_IJDkQlMG9Z034x_xiQ8
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on August 04, 2021, 01:51:03 AM
Wow … that’s incredibly random.  :confused:

Hopefully the officer will be okay.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on August 04, 2021, 08:29:36 AM
Wow … that’s incredibly random.  :confused:

Hopefully the officer will be okay.
I know it. Last I knew he was in the hospital in serious condition. I just saw on an update that there was an armed robbery about a mile away and the police were in pursuit of the vehicle that crashed.

https://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw-bay-city/2021/08/robbery-suspect-crashed-into-parked-buena-vista-police-during-pursuit-with-michigan-state-police.html
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on August 04, 2021, 08:40:04 AM
Po boy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Po%27_boy), actually.   :biggrin:

In that vein, I thought a sandwich had always to be made with sandwich bread. This is the usage of that word in Spain, a sub sandwich is a bocadillo instead.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on August 04, 2021, 10:02:20 AM

Po boy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Po%27_boy), actually.   :biggrin:

In that vein, I thought a sandwich had always to be made with sandwich bread. This is the usage of that word in Spain, a sub sandwich is a bocadillo instead.

In (northern?) Mexico, a sandwich made with sandwich bread is called a lonche.  A sandwich made with a bolillo-type roll is called a torta.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on August 04, 2021, 05:50:45 PM
Po boy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Po%27_boy), actually.   :biggrin:

In that vein, I thought a sandwich had always to be made with sandwich bread. This is the usage of that word in Spain, a sub sandwich is a bocadillo instead.

In America you can make a sandwich out of anything, including cheese (https://cheesewich.net/newlook/) or fried chicken breasts (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Down_(sandwich)).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on August 05, 2021, 10:09:25 AM
Also, a hot dog is a sandwich.

:fight:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on August 05, 2021, 01:31:18 PM
Also, a hot dog is a sandwich.

:fight:
Not it's not, that's a silly statement.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on August 05, 2021, 01:42:54 PM
Also, a hot dog is a sandwich.

:fight:
Not it's not, that's a silly statement.

It's meat with bread on either side, ergo it is a sandwich. A taco is also a sandwich.

Also, the ocean is soup (contains water, salt, meat, and vegetables).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on August 05, 2021, 01:52:21 PM
:fight:

:fight:

:fight:

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Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on August 05, 2021, 02:38:03 PM
Also, the ocean is soup (contains water, salt, meat, and vegetables).
I just don't know how to argue against that.  You win the internets for today.   :awesomeface:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on August 05, 2021, 02:46:41 PM

Also, the ocean is soup (contains water, salt, meat, and vegetables).

I just don't know how to argue against that.  You win the internets for today.   :awesomeface:

I would start by pointing out the obvious fact that the ocean is not a food item.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Roadgeekteen on August 05, 2021, 02:49:06 PM
Also, a hot dog is a sandwich.

:fight:
Not it's not, that's a silly statement.

It's meat with bread on either side, ergo it is a sandwich. A taco is also a sandwich.

Also, the ocean is soup (contains water, salt, meat, and vegetables).
Hot dog I can concede. TACO?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on August 05, 2021, 02:51:28 PM
If you put your sandwich ingredients in a flatbread, or a pita, is it still a sandwich?  If the answer is yes, then how is a taco different?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on August 05, 2021, 05:06:57 PM
My friend Jeremy who is a DJ on 103.9 The Fox in Flint in the afternoon was filling in for Johnny Burke (the morning host) one day about two years ago and was going on with Aimee (Johnny's co-host who wasn't on vacation at the time) about how a hot dog is a sandwich. So they decided that they were going to have John Koegel of Koegel Meats who was going to be on the show that day decide on if a hot dog was a sandwich or not, fair enough. John said that it wasn't and Jeremy went on about how it's between two pieces of bread so therefore it's a sandwich.

I was at a Tigers-White Sox game about a month ago and they asked the question between innings so I texted Jeremy and told him that five people think that a hot dog is a sandwich and seven people think it's not a sandwich.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on August 05, 2021, 06:52:08 PM
I don't eat hot dogs enough to keep hot dog buns around the house (they go bad before I use the whole package) so any time I eat hot dogs I use sandwich bread. The negative impact to my hot dog eating experience is negligible.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on August 05, 2021, 07:28:52 PM
Buns last a lot longer if you put them in the fridge.

Anyway, I usually slice my hot dogs in half lengthwise, no matter what sort of bread I have them on.  At Five Guys, they do likewise and the bun is sliced all the way through:  in what way does that differ from a regular sandwich?

I also like to top my hamburger with a sliced hot dog.  If a hamburger is a sandwich, then so is that.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on August 05, 2021, 09:42:08 PM
Buns last a lot longer if you put them in the fridge.

Anyway, I usually slice my hot dogs in half lengthwise, no matter what sort of bread I have them on.  At Five Guys, they do likewise and the bun is sliced all the way through:  in what way does that differ from a regular sandwich?

I also like to top my hamburger with a sliced hot dog.  If a hamburger is a sandwich, then so is that.
You should actually freeze bread it becomes stall in the fridge if you leave in there too long.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on August 06, 2021, 01:44:14 AM
- Britney Spears is the greatest singer ever and US 49 is better than your favorite highway, breathe if you agree.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kurumi on August 06, 2021, 02:26:10 AM
If a tomato is a fruit, then ketchup (which has sugar) is a smoothie
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: zachary_amaryllis on August 06, 2021, 08:04:10 AM
Po boy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Po%27_boy), actually.   :biggrin:

In that vein, I thought a sandwich had always to be made with sandwich bread. This is the usage of that word in Spain, a sub sandwich is a bocadillo instead.

In America you can make a sandwich out of anything, including cheese (https://cheesewich.net/newlook/) or fried chicken breasts (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Down_(sandwich)).

there is a place here that will make you what i consider to be the ultimate grilled cheese:
hamburger patty with cheese inside (aka a 'juicy lucy') --- with two grilled cheese sandwiches as buns.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kkt on August 06, 2021, 08:28:43 AM
If you put your sandwich ingredients in a flatbread, or a pita, is it still a sandwich?  If the answer is yes, then how is a taco different?

Taco shell isn't bread.  It's crisp, more like a large tortilla chip.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: noelbotevera on August 06, 2021, 10:10:30 AM
"Sandwich's sandwiches sandwich a sandwich" is a perfectly valid sentence

(Sandwich's (town) sandwiches (food) sandwich (verb) a sandwich (food again))
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on August 06, 2021, 10:12:16 AM
My favorite (or favourite, considering the subject) is "British left waffles on Falkland Islands".
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: noelbotevera on August 06, 2021, 10:16:31 AM
My favorite (or favourite, considering the subject) is "British left waffles on Falkland Islands".
British left (group) waffles (verb) on Falkland Islands - "the" is missing, but probably isn't necessary for the meaning (maybe that's a grammar error?)
British (noun) left (verb) waffles (noun) on Falkland Islands - still the same issue
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on August 06, 2021, 10:19:23 AM
"the" is missing

Common in newspaper headlines.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on August 06, 2021, 11:50:56 AM
You should actually freeze bread it becomes stall in the fridge if you leave in there too long.

I've had bread get freezer burn, of sorts.  It gets hard on one side sometimes.  That doesn't tend to happen in the fridge.

If a tomato is a fruit, then ketchup (which has sugar) is a smoothie

The tomato is only a fruit botanically speaking.  So is zucchini, so are chickpeas, so are jalapeños, so are pea pods, so is okra, so are string beans, so are cucumbers—basically everything that's not a root or a stem or a leaf.  The distinction that makes tomatoes 'fruit' is meaningless in culinary usage.

If you put your sandwich ingredients in a flatbread, or a pita, is it still a sandwich?  If the answer is yes, then how is a taco different?

Taco shell isn't bread.  It's crisp, more like a large tortilla chip.

Hard-shell tacos are an American invention.  I'm talking about the kind of taco you might actually encounter in Mexico.  Tortillas are a form of unleavened bread.

In a similar vein, gorditas are slightly leavened and commonly stuffed with a filling.  As such, they're basically pita pockets—which are listed on Wikipedia under pocket sandwiches (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pocket_sandwich) (as are hot dogs):  "Pocket sandwich is a sandwich which is made using a single piece of folded or hollowed bread, such as a pita, which is made from dough cooked with fillings inside."
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on August 06, 2021, 02:04:21 PM
- Britney Spears is the greatest singer ever and US 49 is better than your favorite highway, breathe if you agree.
- I am convinced this individual is a sockpuppet ... either it's Marf or tolbs17.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on August 06, 2021, 02:14:25 PM
- Britney Spears is the greatest singer ever and US 49 is better than your favorite highway, breathe if you agree.
- I am convinced this individual is a sockpuppet ... either it's Marf or tolbs17.

Not a sockpuppet. kenarmy is an African-American living in Mississippi who has to deal with racism, and he speaks from experience. Neither of the two you mentioned would be able to pretend that this was the case.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on August 06, 2021, 02:26:01 PM
- Britney Spears is the greatest singer ever and US 49 is better than your favorite highway, breathe if you agree.

Breathe if you disagree.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on August 06, 2021, 02:31:02 PM
- Britney Spears is the greatest singer ever and US 49 is better than your favorite highway, breathe if you agree.
- I am convinced this individual is a sockpuppet ... either it's Marf or tolbs17.

Not a sockpuppet. kenarmy is an African-American living in Mississippi who has to deal with racism, and he speaks from experience. Neither of the two you mentioned would be able to pretend that this was the case.
He speaks from experience about Britney Spears?

Thanks for butting in. 
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on August 06, 2021, 02:32:35 PM

Britney Spears is the greatest singer ever and US 49 is better than your favorite highway ...

kenarmy is an African-American living in Mississippi who has to deal with racism, and he speaks from experience.

I'm a white guy from Kansas, but that doesn't mean I like Dennis Rader, the Dalton Gang, or Martina McBride.

No excuses.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: frankenroad on August 06, 2021, 02:44:03 PM
My friend Jeremy who is a DJ on 103.9 The Fox in Flint in the afternoon was filling in for Johnny Burke (the morning host) one day about two years ago and was going on with Aimee (Johnny's co-host who wasn't on vacation at the time) about how a hot dog is a sandwich. So they decided that they were going to have John Koegel of Koegel Meats who was going to be on the show that day decide on if a hot dog was a sandwich or not, fair enough. John said that it wasn't and Jeremy went on about how it's between two pieces of bread so therefore it's a sandwich.

I was at a Tigers-White Sox game about a month ago and they asked the question between innings so I texted Jeremy and told him that five people think that a hot dog is a sandwich and seven people think it's not a sandwich.

Many years ago, I was in the process of negotiating a lease for a sandwich shop I was getting ready to open.   I wanted a clause in the lease that the landlord could not lease to any other restaurants whose primary product was sandwiches.   It took my attorney and their attorney too long (and too much $$) to determine if a hot-dog shop would violate that part of the lease.  The result was that, in that instance at least, a hot dog is NOT a sandwich.   Personally, I think both hot dogs and hamburgers, when served on buns, should be considered sandwiches.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on August 06, 2021, 02:59:35 PM

Britney Spears is the greatest singer ever and US 49 is better than your favorite highway ...

kenarmy is an African-American living in Mississippi who has to deal with racism, and he speaks from experience.

I'm a white guy from Kansas, but that doesn't mean I like Dennis Rader, the Dalton Gang, or Martina McBride.

No excuses.

kenarmy's most recent post here has nothing to do with my assertion that they're different people. I was replying to renegade's sock accusation, not the post quoted by renegade.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on August 06, 2021, 03:04:06 PM
Sorry.  Should have formatted my post appropriately.


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I'm a white guy from Kansas, but that doesn't mean I like Dennis Rader, the Dalton Gang, or Martina McBride.

No excuses.
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Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on August 06, 2021, 03:07:29 PM

Britney Spears is the greatest singer ever and US 49 is better than your favorite highway ...

kenarmy is an African-American living in Mississippi who has to deal with racism, and he speaks from experience.

I'm a white guy from Kansas, but that doesn't mean I like Dennis Rader, the Dalton Gang, or Martina McBride.

No excuses.

kenarmy's most recent post here has nothing to do with my assertion that they're different people. I was replying to renegade's sock accusation, not the post quoted by renegade.
I didn't bring race into the discussion -- you did.  You're barking up the wrong tree.  Thanks again for butting in.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on August 06, 2021, 03:28:10 PM
I don't know how race became a forbidden subject entirely. I wasn't implying any racism in this thread; I was giving an example of something a sockpuppet couldn't replicate.

For another example of one of his posts a sockpuppet couldn't replicate (unless they're from the same area, which neither tolbs17 nor Marf is):


The US route is never mentioned while it is concurrent with interstates in MS. My dad insists that there is a "49 North" and a "49 South" that aren't connected  :-D.
- "Highway 6" is used instead of US 278 while concurrent with MS 6.
- "Highway 80" is the most used while it is concurrent with US 11, but both are acceptable.
- There's a few people who still call I-110 "Highway 15". (Side note, google maps still shows MS 15 on the interstate even though it was truncated)
- A lot of people still think US 98 goes to Natchez with US 84. I heard a meteorologist say "... where US 98 and US 84 split" yesterday. A ton of maps also show this, and sometimes 98 is the primary route west of Bude.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: formulanone on August 06, 2021, 04:59:02 PM
- Britney Spears is the greatest singer ever and US 49 is better than your favorite highway, breathe if you agree.


1000 mediocre opera singers before a Britney Spears.

Also, when I grow up, I'm going to re-design an airport with all of the worst qualities combined and shape the terminal like an extended middle finger from a fist.

Start with a good airport that just looked like it was 35 years old and expand it, make the distances between terminals longer and include only one escalator in each direction. Make sure people have far less room to sit than than the capacity of the aircraft, and include a lots of overpriced stores (like luggage shops!) that take up space. Make sure the moving walkways are clogged by a single 300-pound passenger and include a minimum of places to line up so that it further blocks passengers walking from one gate to another.

Wait, I'm an adult and all the airports are starting to be this crummy. 
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on August 06, 2021, 06:06:00 PM
Wait a minute ...

I don't know how race became a forbidden subject entirely. I wasn't implying any racism in this thread; I was giving an example of something a sockpuppet couldn't replicate.

For another example of one of his posts a sockpuppet couldn't replicate (unless they're from the same area, which neither tolbs17 nor Marf is):


The US route is never mentioned while it is concurrent with interstates in MS. My dad insists that there is a "49 North" and a "49 South" that aren't connected  :-D.
- "Highway 6" is used instead of US 278 while concurrent with MS 6.
- "Highway 80" is the most used while it is concurrent with US 11, but both are acceptable.
- There's a few people who still call I-110 "Highway 15". (Side note, google maps still shows MS 15 on the interstate even though it was truncated)
- A lot of people still think US 98 goes to Natchez with US 84. I heard a meteorologist say "... where US 98 and US 84 split" yesterday. A ton of maps also show this, and sometimes 98 is the primary route west of Bude.

Not talking at all about any of your quoted posts.  I referenced the Britney statement shown below.  You added kenarmy's backstory where it was not relevant: 

- Britney Spears is the greatest singer ever and US 49 is better than your favorite highway, breathe if you agree.
- I am convinced this individual is a sockpuppet ... either it's Marf or tolbs17.
Not a sockpuppet. kenarmy is an African-American living in Mississippi who has to deal with racism, and he speaks from experience. Neither of the two you mentioned would be able to pretend that this was the case.

I bolded a couple important parts here.

Didn't know that.  Didn't need to for the purpose of this discussion.  Please do not attempt to put words into my mouth that I did not use.  kenarmy posts lots of "(x artist) is better than your favorite singer" and "if you would just listen to (y artist)'s (z song), it would become your favorite."  That's not how musical taste works for me.  If someone tells me that, experience tells me that artist/genre sucks hard.  Your mileage may vary.  Thanks for your input.  I'll be much more careful where I'll weigh in going forward.

 :wave:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on August 06, 2021, 06:17:46 PM
kenarmy posts lots of "(x artist) is better than your favorite singer" and "if you would just listen to (y artist)'s (z song), it would become your favorite."  That's not how musical taste works for me.

That's not how musical taste works, period.  It's not like, if we don't like Britney Spears, then it's because—oops! we made a mistake—last time we listened.  No, it's because we listened and think it's crap.  It's condescending whenever he says that, if we don't share his taste in music, then we're uncultured swine who need to clean the crap out of our ears.  Or whatever words he chooses to convey the same message.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: allniter89 on August 06, 2021, 07:40:16 PM
You should actually freeze bread it becomes stall in the fridge if you leave in there too long.

I've had bread get freezer burn, of sorts.  It gets hard on one side sometimes.  That doesn't tend to happen in the fridge.

If a tomato is a fruit, then ketchup (which has sugar) is a smoothie

The tomato is only a fruit botanically speaking.  So is zucchini, so are chickpeas, so are jalapeños, so are pea pods, so is okra, so are string beans, so are cucumbers—basically everything that's not a root or a stem or a leaf.  The distinction that makes tomatoes 'fruit' is meaningless in culinary usage.

If you put your sandwich ingredients in a flatbread, or a pita, is it still a sandwich?  If the answer is yes, then how is a taco different?

Taco shell isn't bread.  It's crisp, more like a large tortilla chip.

Hard-shell tacos are an American invention.  I'm talking about the kind of taco you might actually encounter in Mexico.  Tortillas are a form of unleavened bread.

In a similar vein, gorditas are slightly leavened and commonly stuffed with a filling.  As such, they're basically pita pockets—which are listed on Wikipedia under pocket sandwiches (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pocket_sandwich) (as are hot dogs):  "Pocket sandwich is a sandwich which is made using a single piece of folded or hollowed bread, such as a pita, which is made from dough cooked with fillings inside."
Sometimes if you put the stale bread in the toaster for a light brown toasting its good 2eat.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on August 06, 2021, 07:41:21 PM
kenarmy posts lots of "(x artist) is better than your favorite singer" and "if you would just listen to (y artist)'s (z song), it would become your favorite."  That's not how musical taste works for me.

That's not how musical taste works, period.  It's not like, if we don't like Britney Spears, then it's because—oops! we made a mistake—

I'm a bit annoyed you included the word "oops!" in the same sentence as Britney Spears without following it with some variant of "I did it again".

In any event, I don't think Britney is the best musical act of all time, but I can think of a lot of stuff I'd choose Britney over. But then again, I tend to think of truly great artists as being the ones that change the norms of the art and set a new standard for other acts to follow in the future. While she might be enjoyable to listen to, it's hard to see what Britney did that was transformative.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on August 06, 2021, 09:42:26 PM
Sometimes if you put the stale bread in the toaster for a light brown toasting its good 2eat.

Which only helps if, say, you're not making a PBJ and putting it in your lunchbox to eat at work.  And that's precisely what I was using sandwich bread for, over the course of several years, until just recently.



I'm a bit annoyed you included the word "oops!" in the same sentence as Britney Spears without following it with some variant of "I did it again".

Well, now I'm actually quite proud that the thought didn't even cross my mind.  Especially since I was working at Target right after that song came out, and I about went insane having to see the music video on the TVs every time I walked through that part of the store day after day.

I can think of a lot of stuff I'd choose Britney over.

Yoko Ono?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on August 06, 2021, 10:15:33 PM
Sometimes if you put the stale bread in the toaster for a light brown toasting its good 2eat.

Which only helps if, say, you're not making a PBJ and putting it in your lunchbox to eat at work.  And that's precisely what I was using sandwich bread for, over the course of several years, until just recently.



I'm a bit annoyed you included the word "oops!" in the same sentence as Britney Spears without following it with some variant of "I did it again".

Well, now I'm actually quite proud that the thought didn't even cross my mind.  Especially since I was working at Target right after that song came out, and I about went insane having to see the music video on the TVs every time I walked through that part of the store day after day.

I can think of a lot of stuff I'd choose Britney over.

Yoko Ono?
That might be kind of a stretch, but also a possibility.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on August 06, 2021, 10:27:31 PM


Sometimes if you put the stale bread in the toaster for a light brown toasting its good 2eat.

Which only helps if, say, you're not making a PBJ and putting it in your lunchbox to eat at work.  And that's precisely what I was using sandwich bread for, over the course of several years, until just recently.



I'm a bit annoyed you included the word "oops!" in the same sentence as Britney Spears without following it with some variant of "I did it again".

Well, now I'm actually quite proud that the thought didn't even cross my mind.  Especially since I was working at Target right after that song came out, and I about went insane having to see the music video on the TVs every time I walked through that part of the store day after day.

I can think of a lot of stuff I'd choose Britney over.

Yoko Ono?

That might be kind of a stretch, but also a possibility.

I just replied to three different statements, by two people, and none of them was yours.

What is a possibility?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on August 06, 2021, 11:08:23 PM
Umm what did I start. But anyway, I can confirm I'm not a sockpuppet for Marf or Tolbs17. How dare you  :-|.

kenarmy posts lots of "(x artist) is better than your favorite singer" and "if you would just listen to (y artist)'s (z song), it would become your favorite."  That's not how musical taste works for me.

That's not how musical taste works, period.  It's not like, if we don't like Britney Spears, then it's because—oops! we made a mistake—last time we listened.  No, it's because we listened and think it's crap.  It's condescending whenever he says that, if we don't share his taste in music, then we're uncultured swine who need to clean the crap out of our ears.  Or whatever words he chooses to convey the same message.
r u shore?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on August 07, 2021, 12:14:23 AM


Sometimes if you put the stale bread in the toaster for a light brown toasting its good 2eat.

Which only helps if, say, you're not making a PBJ and putting it in your lunchbox to eat at work.  And that's precisely what I was using sandwich bread for, over the course of several years, until just recently.



I'm a bit annoyed you included the word "oops!" in the same sentence as Britney Spears without following it with some variant of "I did it again".

Well, now I'm actually quite proud that the thought didn't even cross my mind.  Especially since I was working at Target right after that song came out, and I about went insane having to see the music video on the TVs every time I walked through that part of the store day after day.

I can think of a lot of stuff I'd choose Britney over.

Yoko Ono?

That might be kind of a stretch, but also a possibility.

I just replied to three different statements, by two people, and none of them was yours.

What is a possibility?
That Yoko Ono would be a choice over Britney.

Anyone else as sick of hearing about her as I am?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on August 07, 2021, 09:36:44 AM


Sometimes if you put the stale bread in the toaster for a light brown toasting its good 2eat.

Which only helps if, say, you're not making a PBJ and putting it in your lunchbox to eat at work.  And that's precisely what I was using sandwich bread for, over the course of several years, until just recently.



I'm a bit annoyed you included the word "oops!" in the same sentence as Britney Spears without following it with some variant of "I did it again".

Well, now I'm actually quite proud that the thought didn't even cross my mind.  Especially since I was working at Target right after that song came out, and I about went insane having to see the music video on the TVs every time I walked through that part of the store day after day.

I can think of a lot of stuff I'd choose Britney over.

Yoko Ono?

That might be kind of a stretch, but also a possibility.

I just replied to three different statements, by two people, and none of them was yours.

What is a possibility?
That Yoko Ono would be a choice over Britney.

Anyone else as sick of hearing about her as I am?
If you're talking about Britney then the answer is yes I am sick of hearing about her. If you're talking about Yoko the answer is also yes as she isn't good looking at all.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Max Rockatansky on August 07, 2021, 09:39:11 AM


Sometimes if you put the stale bread in the toaster for a light brown toasting its good 2eat.

Which only helps if, say, you're not making a PBJ and putting it in your lunchbox to eat at work.  And that's precisely what I was using sandwich bread for, over the course of several years, until just recently.



I'm a bit annoyed you included the word "oops!" in the same sentence as Britney Spears without following it with some variant of "I did it again".

Well, now I'm actually quite proud that the thought didn't even cross my mind.  Especially since I was working at Target right after that song came out, and I about went insane having to see the music video on the TVs every time I walked through that part of the store day after day.

I can think of a lot of stuff I'd choose Britney over.

Yoko Ono?

That might be kind of a stretch, but also a possibility.

I just replied to three different statements, by two people, and none of them was yours.

What is a possibility?
That Yoko Ono would be a choice over Britney.

Anyone else as sick of hearing about her as I am?
If you're talking about Britney then the answer is yes I am sick of hearing about her. If you're talking about Yoko the answer is also yes as she isn't good looking at all.

I find it hard to disassociate Britney Spears and the “mute” message that is displayed on the corner of a TV.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on August 07, 2021, 09:55:21 AM


Sometimes if you put the stale bread in the toaster for a light brown toasting its good 2eat.

Which only helps if, say, you're not making a PBJ and putting it in your lunchbox to eat at work.  And that's precisely what I was using sandwich bread for, over the course of several years, until just recently.



I'm a bit annoyed you included the word "oops!" in the same sentence as Britney Spears without following it with some variant of "I did it again".

Well, now I'm actually quite proud that the thought didn't even cross my mind.  Especially since I was working at Target right after that song came out, and I about went insane having to see the music video on the TVs every time I walked through that part of the store day after day.

I can think of a lot of stuff I'd choose Britney over.

Yoko Ono?

That might be kind of a stretch, but also a possibility.

I just replied to three different statements, by two people, and none of them was yours.

What is a possibility?
That Yoko Ono would be a choice over Britney.

Anyone else as sick of hearing about her as I am?
If you're talking about Britney then the answer is yes I am sick of hearing about her. If you're talking about Yoko the answer is also yes as she isn't good looking at all.

I find it hard to disassociate Britney Spears and the “mute” message that is displayed on the corner of a TV.
I was muting her 20 years ago lol.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Max Rockatansky on August 07, 2021, 10:55:12 AM


Sometimes if you put the stale bread in the toaster for a light brown toasting its good 2eat.

Which only helps if, say, you're not making a PBJ and putting it in your lunchbox to eat at work.  And that's precisely what I was using sandwich bread for, over the course of several years, until just recently.



I'm a bit annoyed you included the word "oops!" in the same sentence as Britney Spears without following it with some variant of "I did it again".

Well, now I'm actually quite proud that the thought didn't even cross my mind.  Especially since I was working at Target right after that song came out, and I about went insane having to see the music video on the TVs every time I walked through that part of the store day after day.

I can think of a lot of stuff I'd choose Britney over.

Yoko Ono?

That might be kind of a stretch, but also a possibility.

I just replied to three different statements, by two people, and none of them was yours.

What is a possibility?
That Yoko Ono would be a choice over Britney.

Anyone else as sick of hearing about her as I am?
If you're talking about Britney then the answer is yes I am sick of hearing about her. If you're talking about Yoko the answer is also yes as she isn't good looking at all.

I find it hard to disassociate Britney Spears and the “mute” message that is displayed on the corner of a TV.
I was muting her 20 years ago lol.

Yeah me too in high school. 
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on August 09, 2021, 02:56:25 PM


Sometimes if you put the stale bread in the toaster for a light brown toasting its good 2eat.

Which only helps if, say, you're not making a PBJ and putting it in your lunchbox to eat at work.  And that's precisely what I was using sandwich bread for, over the course of several years, until just recently.



I'm a bit annoyed you included the word "oops!" in the same sentence as Britney Spears without following it with some variant of "I did it again".

Well, now I'm actually quite proud that the thought didn't even cross my mind.  Especially since I was working at Target right after that song came out, and I about went insane having to see the music video on the TVs every time I walked through that part of the store day after day.

I can think of a lot of stuff I'd choose Britney over.

Yoko Ono?

That might be kind of a stretch, but also a possibility.

I just replied to three different statements, by two people, and none of them was yours.

What is a possibility?
That Yoko Ono would be a choice over Britney.

Anyone else as sick of hearing about her as I am?
If you're talking about Britney then the answer is yes I am sick of hearing about her. If you're talking about Yoko the answer is also yes as she isn't good looking at all.

I find it hard to disassociate Britney Spears and the “mute” message that is displayed on the corner of a TV.
I was muting her 20 years ago lol.

Yeah me too in high school.
Best thing to do to her
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on August 09, 2021, 02:57:49 PM
Gitchie Gumee on the way to Grand Island(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210809/87ab9263ee57746adc95dcccdcabbfb5.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on August 13, 2021, 04:13:55 PM
Have you ever thought about how little of the world we actually see without a pane of glass in front of us?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Mike2357 on August 13, 2021, 04:28:05 PM
Why do we park on driveways yet drive on parkway?
Why is cargo sent in ships, but shipment sent in trucks and cars?
Why do we cook bacon but bake cookies?
Why is VIRGINia the state of lovers?
Is that stuff on the beach called "sand" because it is between sea and land?
I
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on August 13, 2021, 04:31:09 PM
We drive on a parkway and park in a driveway

Why do we park on driveways yet drive on parkway?

echo
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: GaryV on August 14, 2021, 06:57:05 AM
Why is Mackinaw City a village and Lathrup Village a city?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: zachary_amaryllis on August 14, 2021, 12:26:35 PM
why does holyoke, colorado have a street called 'interocean blvd' ? big aspirations? it's a wide spot in us 6 for chrissakes.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on August 14, 2021, 04:57:26 PM
Why there aren't any states named Azerbaijan and Armenia to go alongside Georgia? :bigass:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Mike2357 on August 14, 2021, 07:35:49 PM
I wonder if humans will ever walk on the sun? I know it's extremely hot but if we sent a ship in the winter when the sun is like 30 degrees I bet we could land on it.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on August 14, 2021, 07:39:01 PM
I wonder if humans will ever walk on the sun? I know it's extremely hot but if we sent a ship in the winter when the sun is like 30 degrees I bet we could land on it.

This sun might be walkable: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun,_West_Virginia
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on August 14, 2021, 08:18:43 PM
I wonder if humans will ever walk on the sun? I know it's extremely hot but if we sent a ship in the winter when the sun is like 30 degrees I bet we could land on it.

...You don't think the sun gets colder in the winter, do you?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Mike2357 on August 14, 2021, 08:27:06 PM
I wonder if humans will ever walk on the sun? I know it's extremely hot but if we sent a ship in the winter when the sun is like 30 degrees I bet we could land on it.

...You don't think the sun gets colder in the winter, do you?

Well since the sun is a paid actor, it's temperature should hover around 98.6 F regardless of the season.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on August 14, 2021, 08:27:53 PM
I wonder if humans will ever walk on the sun? I know it's extremely hot but if we sent a ship in the winter when the sun is like 30 degrees I bet we could land on it.

...You don't think the sun gets colder in the winter, do you?

Well since the sun is a paid actor, it's temperature should hover around 98.6 F regardless of the season.

This directly contradicts your previous post.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Mike2357 on August 14, 2021, 08:33:57 PM
Since when do "random thoughts" have to be consistent? Besides, Astronomy and Science require putting all different ideas on the table.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on August 14, 2021, 08:39:29 PM
The surface of the sun is approximately 10,000°F year round. If you put different ideas on the table, expect Astronomy and Science to laugh at you.

https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/sunfact.html
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: dlsterner on August 14, 2021, 08:53:16 PM
I wonder if humans will ever walk on the sun? I know it's extremely hot but if we sent a ship in the winter when the sun is like 30 degrees I bet we could land on it.
Instead of waiting until winter, why not just go at night?   :pan:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: roadman65 on August 14, 2021, 09:09:36 PM
Doesn’t Smashmouth have song titled Walking on the Sun?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Mike2357 on August 14, 2021, 09:10:45 PM
I wonder if humans will ever walk on the sun? I know it's extremely hot but if we sent a ship in the winter when the sun is like 30 degrees I bet we could land on it.
Instead of waiting until winter, why not just go at night?   :pan:

The sun turns off at night so there would be nothing to land on..get ur facts straight.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on August 14, 2021, 09:43:41 PM
Playing with the URL tag. Do either of these two work? (They don't for me on Safari.)

localhost (http://localhost)

javascript:alert(1337) (http://javascript:alert(1337))

Also, DO NOT click this one:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%53%70%65%63%69%61%6C%3A%55%73%65%72%4C%6F%67%6F%75%74 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%53%70%65%63%69%61%6C%3A%55%73%65%72%4C%6F%67%6F%75%74)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on August 14, 2021, 10:13:50 PM
Localhost works for me, but probably only because I have an Apache server running on my desktop. The JavaScript one doesn't, thankfully.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on August 15, 2021, 12:24:22 AM
- So are we gonna ignore two window drive-thrus going extinct?
- It's time for the twerkulator.
- It is so exhausting hearing America is the first democracy.
- Humans can't even properly map the world. lul.
- Chances are... you aren't rich and you don't listen to Bootylicious everyday.
- Complaining? Just remember you don't live in the worst state.
- WAIT A MINUTE.. Sarah Bellum from the powerpuff girls is shaped like a cerebellum!!
- Why do we say it's hard as hell and not "hail"?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on August 15, 2021, 01:25:20 AM
- So are we gonna ignore two window drive-thrus going extinct?

They were already on the way there when I got my first job at Burger King in 2006. We had a first window (officially called "the hole"), but we never had enough employees to man it. When we did, it ate our labor cost percentage alive, so store management was never keen on letting us have someone to man it. It didn't really help our drive thru times much anyway, since the real time sinks were waiting for people to decide on what they wanted at the menu board, and for food to come out of the kitchen, not the paying. I'm not surprised that other restaurants are coming to the conclusion that having someone in the hole isn't worth the money and not even building them on new restaurants.

Of note is that, for a while in the 1990s, McDonalds was using three windows, one for ordering (in lieu of a speakerbox), one for paying, one for pickup. Later they reverted to a traditional speakerbox and two-window setup.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Takumi on August 15, 2021, 10:42:12 AM
why does holyoke, colorado have a street called 'interocean blvd' ? big aspirations?

us 6
There’s your answer.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: zachary_amaryllis on August 15, 2021, 10:48:44 AM
why does holyoke, colorado have a street called 'interocean blvd' ? big aspirations?

us 6
There’s your answer.

that street isn't even us 6 .. .it's us 385 ... holyoke is the interesction of 6 and 385. and 385 certainly doesn't link 2 oceans..
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kkt on August 15, 2021, 01:47:19 PM
kenarmy posts lots of "(x artist) is better than your favorite singer" and "if you would just listen to (y artist)'s (z song), it would become your favorite."  That's not how musical taste works for me.

That's not how musical taste works, period.  It's not like, if we don't like Britney Spears, then it's because—oops! we made a mistake—

I'm a bit annoyed you included the word "oops!" in the same sentence as Britney Spears without following it with some variant of "I did it again".


He didn't need to put in the "oops!"  We got it anyway.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on August 15, 2021, 08:09:10 PM
I wonder if humans will ever walk on the sun? I know it's extremely hot but if we sent a ship in the winter when the sun is like 30 degrees I bet we could land on it.

Are you stoned or just stupid?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on August 15, 2021, 09:49:02 PM
I wonder if humans will ever walk on the sun? I know it's extremely hot but if we sent a ship in the winter when the sun is like 30 degrees I bet we could land on it.

Are you stoned or just stupid?
LOL
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Mike2357 on August 16, 2021, 11:29:49 AM
Actually considered we could just launch at night, but since the sun turns off at night there would be nothing to land on, so we have to wait until a 20 degree winter day in the daytime so the sun is on, but has a nice icy surface.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: wanderer2575 on August 16, 2021, 11:54:00 AM
I wonder if humans will ever walk on the sun? I know it's extremely hot but if we sent a ship in the winter when the sun is like 30 degrees I bet we could land on it.

Can't tell whether you're just filling space with a ha-ha or you're actually serious, but somewhat related is that some farmers think Daylight Saving Time is bad because the extra hour of sun burns up their crops.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Mike2357 on August 16, 2021, 11:56:10 AM
I wonder if humans will ever walk on the sun? I know it's extremely hot but if we sent a ship in the winter when the sun is like 30 degrees I bet we could land on it.

Can't tell whether you're just filling space with a ha-ha or you're actually serious, but somewhat related is that some farmers think Daylight Saving Time is bad because the extra hour of sun burns up their crops.

That is why farmers shade their crops one day every 4 years to compensate for leap year.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on August 16, 2021, 02:46:13 PM
Actually considered we could just launch at night, but since the sun turns off at night there would be nothing to land on, so we have to wait until a 20 degree winter day in the daytime so the sun is on, but has a nice icy surface.
Banhammer.  For the love of all things roadworthy, swing the banhammer already.   :pan: 
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Takumi on August 16, 2021, 02:55:37 PM
I’d hoped the people of this forum were able to pick up on obvious trolling. Alas.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Mike2357 on August 16, 2021, 03:57:46 PM
LOL this is a thread titled "random thoughts" in the off topic section of the forum! Unless you are attacking someone or, worstly, providing false interstate information, how could anyone get banned?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on August 16, 2021, 04:06:20 PM
LOL this is a thread titled "random thoughts" in the off topic section of the forum! Unless you are attacking someone or, worstly, providing false interstate information, how could anyone get banned?

The forum rules apply to all threads, regardless of what section they are in.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on August 16, 2021, 04:09:22 PM
- Chances are... you aren't rich and you don't listen to Bootylicious everyday.

Thank goodness on that last one.

Also, chances are you don't know what "everyday" means.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on August 16, 2021, 04:13:09 PM
Also, chances are you don't know what "everyday" means.

I've seen this one often in businesses (e.g. free ear piercings everyday, although they don't tell you that it's free with purchase of something else). The worst I've seen, however, is this (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.600662,-71.2222257,3a,15y,299.86h,93.34t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sXsxOWdyjGGFMnlf3wJVsnQ!2e0!5s20171101T000000!7i13312!8i6656):

"Walk-In's Welcome", made worse in that it would cost a lot to fix it. You can't just replace a piece of paper, a menu, or anything like that in this particular case.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Mike2357 on August 16, 2021, 04:13:48 PM
LOL this is a thread titled "random thoughts" in the off topic section of the forum! Unless you are attacking someone or, worstly, providing false interstate information, how could anyone get banned?

The forum rules apply to all threads, regardless of what section they are in.

Fine, I admit I was trolling, but see no point in deleting the posts as they were already quoted multiple times.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on August 16, 2021, 04:14:23 PM
why does holyoke, colorado have a street called 'interocean blvd' ? big aspirations? it's a wide spot in us 6 for chrissakes.

According to the Phillips County website coordinator:

Quote from: http://cogenweb.com/phillips/towns-holyoke.html
Most of its streets were named for important people in the community, but there is some question as to the naming of the street named “Interocean”. Some believe it was named because the Pacific Ocean is on one side and the Atlantic is on the other, others say that it was a slam against the Union Pacific, ...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on August 16, 2021, 04:16:13 PM

Also, chances are you don't know what "everyday" means.

I've seen this one often in businesses (e.g. free ear piercings everyday, although they don't tell you that it's free with purchase of something else). The worst I've seen, however, is this (https://www.google.com/maps/@42.600662,-71.2222257,3a,15y,299.86h,93.34t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sXsxOWdyjGGFMnlf3wJVsnQ!2e0!5s20171101T000000!7i13312!8i6656):

"Walk-In's Welcome", made worse in that it would cost a lot to fix it. You can't just replace a piece of paper, a menu, or anything like that in this particular case.

Toyota launched a "Toyota Everyday" ad campaign back in the 90s, and I heard that the spelling was wrong on purpose.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: zachary_amaryllis on August 16, 2021, 06:25:29 PM
why does holyoke, colorado have a street called 'interocean blvd' ? big aspirations? it's a wide spot in us 6 for chrissakes.

According to the Phillips County website coordinator:

Quote from: http://cogenweb.com/phillips/towns-holyoke.html
Most of its streets were named for important people in the community, but there is some question as to the naming of the street named “Interocean”. Some believe it was named because the Pacific Ocean is on one side and the Atlantic is on the other, others say that it was a slam against the Union Pacific, ...

huh... never knew that. just seemed like a weird street name for a town that is... well, nowhere.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kurumi on August 17, 2021, 01:54:50 AM
Random thoughts about ... piñatas.

The problem at the point of the killing blow, when it splits open and the candy rains down, is that all the other kids rush in to grab the candy. You know how much kids love missing out: who's the one not getting any candy? The one still blindfolded and swinging a bat. That's when the dad needs to rush in and grab the bat: "whoa whoa there sport!"

If kids figure out that there's a negative benefit to being the one delivering the blow, they'll start treating it like Jenga and doing little bunts, hoping someone else will do the coup de grâce. This will extend piñata time to the length of a typical Monopoly game.

To fix this: set aside some good candy that will go to the kid that closes the deal. It has to be better than what's inside the piñata: like full-size name-brand bars. No Tootsie Rolls or Palmer "chocolate" from the aisle in CVS. Then the incentives will be aligned correctly with no conflicts.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on August 17, 2021, 09:39:03 AM
Random thoughts about ... piñatas.

The problem at the point of the killing blow, when it splits open and the candy rains down, is that all the other kids rush in to grab the candy. You know how much kids love missing out: who's the one not getting any candy? The one still blindfolded and swinging a bat. That's when the dad needs to rush in and grab the bat: "whoa whoa there sport!"

If kids figure out that there's a negative benefit to being the one delivering the blow, they'll start treating it like Jenga and doing little bunts, hoping someone else will do the coup de grâce. This will extend piñata time to the length of a typical Monopoly game.

To fix this: set aside some good candy that will go to the kid that closes the deal. It has to be better than what's inside the piñata: like full-size name-brand bars. No Tootsie Rolls or Palmer "chocolate" from the aisle in CVS. Then the incentives will be aligned correctly with no conflicts. allow the hitter to swing at the other kids with the bat, to fend them off till he or she can remove the blindfold and have first grab at the goodies.  Then those other greedy little runts won't be so keen on making their move so fast.

That's another option.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: ethanhopkin14 on August 17, 2021, 11:31:16 AM
Random thoughts about ... piñatas.

The problem at the point of the killing blow, when it splits open and the candy rains down, is that all the other kids rush in to grab the candy. You know how much kids love missing out: who's the one not getting any candy? The one still blindfolded and swinging a bat. That's when the dad needs to rush in and grab the bat: "whoa whoa there sport!"

If kids figure out that there's a negative benefit to being the one delivering the blow, they'll start treating it like Jenga and doing little bunts, hoping someone else will do the coup de grâce. This will extend piñata time to the length of a typical Monopoly game.

To fix this: set aside some good candy that will go to the kid that closes the deal. It has to be better than what's inside the piñata: like full-size name-brand bars. No Tootsie Rolls or Palmer "chocolate" from the aisle in CVS. Then the incentives will be aligned correctly with no conflicts.

My random thought about piñatas is how incredibly dangerous the entire activity is.  Let's give a bat to a kid that is blindfolded and tell him the objective of the game is to hit something moving as hard as he/she can.  It's a recipe for someone getting their skull cracked open or for the bat to go flying and for someone to wear that bat in the ocular cavity. 
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on August 17, 2021, 11:39:07 AM
Doesn't seem inherently much more dangerous than fielding a ground ball.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: ethanhopkin14 on August 17, 2021, 03:19:30 PM
Doesn't seem inherently much more dangerous than fielding a ground ball.

No blindfold though. 
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: frankenroad on August 17, 2021, 03:20:45 PM
why does holyoke, colorado have a street called 'interocean blvd' ? big aspirations? it's a wide spot in us 6 for chrissakes.

According to the Phillips County website coordinator:

Quote from: http://cogenweb.com/phillips/towns-holyoke.html
Most of its streets were named for important people in the community, but there is some question as to the naming of the street named “Interocean”. Some believe it was named because the Pacific Ocean is on one side and the Atlantic is on the other, others say that it was a slam against the Union Pacific, ...

huh... never knew that. just seemed like a weird street name for a town that is... well, nowhere.

In its original form, US-6 literally ran from ocean to ocean, so any part of it could be called "Interocean"
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on August 17, 2021, 03:27:35 PM

Doesn't seem inherently much more dangerous than fielding a ground ball.

No blindfold though. 

I'll take a dowel rod swung by a kid over a bouncing baseball to the noggin any day.

(Actually, what's worse is playing baseball with a golf ball, and then that one bouncing up into your forehead.  Not that I'd ever do that...)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on August 18, 2021, 07:20:31 PM
A landmark Coney Island in Flint (actually Burton to be exact). I love old school diners like this.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210818/6bd3aa3e3ee40184368d7b3f1b69c510.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: SkyPesos on August 26, 2021, 09:13:03 PM
When completed, sort of wild to think that I-69 will be longer than all x5 interstates except I-75 and I-95 (using 69E as part of the mainline).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CoreySamson on August 27, 2021, 12:10:45 PM
Left-handers are the most long-bearing minority. So much is built for right-handers, but lefties (with some exceptions) adapt to using the righties’ system instead of clamoring for their own.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: interstatefan990 on August 27, 2021, 02:31:45 PM
Global warming is a good icebreaker…
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on August 27, 2021, 03:09:38 PM
- I went to McDonalds yesterday, and ate a kid's meal ... You would not believe how mad his mom got.   :bigass: 
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on August 27, 2021, 03:25:33 PM
Adults should be able to order from the kids' menu.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on August 27, 2021, 04:45:54 PM
Adults should be able to order from the kids' menu.

If you get it to go, you can get away with it since they’ll assume you’re taking it to your kid at home.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: formulanone on August 27, 2021, 04:52:26 PM
Adults should be able to order from the kids' menu.

Cracker Barrel has quietly allowed this. They seem to understand that not everyone has room for two pounds of food.

"Kids of all ages are welcome to order from these kid-sized portions of some of our favorite menu items." (https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d2/4b/76/d24b76dbd526fa415c1030468d50769f.jpg)

Also, Zaxby's didn't seem to care the one time we just all wanted grilled cheese and a whole lotta fries; on a few occasions, I've pulled up solo through the drive thru and picked up a smaller portion meals that just happened to have a toy.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kurumi on August 27, 2021, 05:38:42 PM
The Albany metro area has 5 interstates that share 4 numerals: 87, 88, 90, 787, 890. Sorted, these are 777 88888 99 00.
Cincinnati comes close, with 5 interstates and 5 numerals (1, 2, 4, 5, 7).
San Diego goes 4 for 4 (0, 1, 5, 8)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on August 27, 2021, 08:55:15 PM
Why do people stop at a Yield sign, but yield at a Stop sign?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on September 01, 2021, 11:49:30 PM
-Am I the only one that went through the pain of explaining that I wasn't a junior, even though me and my dad had the same first and last name?
- *sigh* Some of you won't ever experience the pain of having to get a haircut every two weeks and wearing a durag to bed.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: US71 on September 02, 2021, 10:17:51 AM
-Am I the only one that went through the pain of explaining that I wasn't a junior, even though me and my dad had the same first and last name?
- *sigh* Some of you won't ever experience the pain of having to get a haircut every two weeks and wearing a durag to bed.

My dad was called "Junior" growing up, but wasn't. He shared the same first name as my grandfather, but a different Middle name.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kurumi on September 02, 2021, 12:02:37 PM
There must be a few Michigan visitors that have to find out "majors" is correctly pronounced "meyers"
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on September 02, 2021, 01:30:22 PM
There must be a few Michigan visitors that have to find out "majors" is correctly pronounced "meyers"
If you're talking about Meijer it's just Meijer but people always seem to call it Meijer's just like they always seem to call Kroger Kroger's. Meijer is in six states so those other states know about it too.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on September 02, 2021, 01:31:09 PM
Why do people stop at a Yield sign, but yield at a Stop sign?
Are you sure they are the same people doing it though?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on September 02, 2021, 01:52:25 PM
Dates look like giant cockroaches.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on September 02, 2021, 01:53:05 PM
I sure hope people yield at stop signs!
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: GaryV on September 02, 2021, 01:57:57 PM
The construction vehicles in our neighborhood haven't been stopping or yielding at stop signs - they blow right through.  Imagine being sideswiped by a cement truck or double-bottom hauler.  Even if it's only going 15-20 mph.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on September 02, 2021, 02:28:13 PM
The City of Saginaw takes an entire summer to do one stretch of street while it only takes MDOT two weeks to repave a stretch of M-46 on the east side of Saginaw. Mackinaw Street was closed two years ago to be repaved from State Street (M-58) to Congress/Malzahn it took them all summer, then they skip a section of street and come up this year and close Mackinaw down from Alexander to Michigan to repave that part.

As you can see in this GSV the street was in pretty bad shape. Oh and keep in mind the image was taken in September 2012, it took them nine years to do something about this.
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.4183911,-83.9728865,3a,24.9y,315.68h,76.82t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1syLFhlwiKXyi8apnCvpF0hA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on September 02, 2021, 02:30:01 PM
Dates look like giant cockroaches.

Maybe if you're going out with girls that you found under a rock...
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on September 02, 2021, 02:38:21 PM

Dates look like giant cockroaches.

Maybe if you're going out with girls that you found under a rock...

I was 100% certain someone would reply with that sort of remark.

Continuing on...  I almost posted that observation in the "minor things that bother you" thread because, ever since I realized the dates-cockroaches similarity, I can't bring myself to buy a bag of dates.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on September 02, 2021, 04:50:51 PM

Dates look like giant cockroaches.

Maybe if you're going out with girls that you found under a rock...

I was 100% certain someone would reply with that sort of remark.

Glad to fulfill your expectations for you. :D

Why are cars carpeted? It's the one place you're practically guaranteed to go into directly from standing somewhere dirty and/or wet, so why do we put one of the hardest things in the world to keep clean in there?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on September 02, 2021, 04:52:34 PM
Because the extreme temperatures inside a car tend to mess with tile grout.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: wanderer2575 on September 02, 2021, 05:04:35 PM
The construction vehicles in our neighborhood haven't been stopping or yielding at stop signs - they blow right through.  Imagine being sideswiped by a cement truck or double-bottom hauler.  Even if it's only going 15-20 mph.

I've seen roadwork contract workers blow through red lights.  I guess they think the toy yellow blinky light on their pickups give them the right.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Big John on September 02, 2021, 06:43:04 PM
-Am I the only one that went through the pain of explaining that I wasn't a junior, even though me and my dad had the same first and last name?
- *sigh* Some of you won't ever experience the pain of having to get a haircut every two weeks and wearing a durag to bed.

My dad was called "Junior" growing up, but wasn't. He shared the same first name as my grandfather, but a different Middle name.
My brother-in-law is called "Uncle Junior" in his family.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: GaryV on September 02, 2021, 06:53:25 PM
My cousin's husband's given name was Junior.

My dad went by John Jr (no middle name), even though his dad was Johannes Cornelius.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: formulanone on September 02, 2021, 08:20:28 PM
Why are cars carpeted? It's the one place you're practically guaranteed to go into directly from standing somewhere dirty and/or wet, so why do we put one of the hardest things in the world to keep clean in there?

I would guess that bare metal floors didn't look welcoming after a while, they provided sound-deadening, and became a convenient means to hiding wiring.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on September 02, 2021, 10:13:14 PM
Because the extreme temperatures inside a car tend to mess with tile grout.

I would guess that bare metal floors didn't look welcoming after a while, they provided sound-deadening, and became a convenient means to hiding wiring.

Heh, true, but...I remember my parents having a 70/80s pickup truck that had rubber flooring. (It also had a single bench seat and no AC, so it wasn't exactly the pinnacle of comfort, but...)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kphoger on September 03, 2021, 12:54:29 PM
But, seriously...

Quote from: https://www.scienceabc.com/eyeopeners/why-are-car-floors-covered-with-carpet.html
With carpeting on all of the floors, it functions as an excellent sound dampener, as the clanging and rattling of the car’s undercarriage is largely absorbed by the carpeting. As much as 40% of the car’s sound can be eliminated through the application of carpeting ...

The carpeting not only provides insulation when it comes to sound, but also in terms of temperature regulation ...

While your car’s heater could keep the air in the car warm, you would constantly be losing heat through the floor (made primarily of metal, which conducts heat well). For those long road trips when you take off your shoes and get comfortable, placing your feet on cold metal or plastic would be a decidedly unpleasant way to travel ...

Carpet ... could soak up spills and prevent water or oil from sitting for too long in one place and eating away at the body of the car.

And, if you're really looking for a modern car without carpeting, then look no further than the Honda Element (https://www.netcarshow.com/Honda-Element-2005-1600-0e.jpg).
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on September 05, 2021, 01:51:01 PM
Tell me how this makes any sense it cracks me up.

I was just driving southbound on M-47 at the speed limit which is 55 mph. I was in the right lane with absolutely nothing in the left lane and behind me is a row of cars in the same lane that I'm in I go to get over in the left lane to make a turn and the car that was behind me speeds up. Now keep in mind that this car all of them as a matter of fact behind me had every opportunity for about the past 2 miles to get into the left lane and pass me. So what is the reason that you speed up once I move over into the left lane?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: snowc on September 05, 2021, 02:52:44 PM
Why is everything in purple in locked threads?  :confused:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Big John on September 05, 2021, 03:02:56 PM
Why is everything in purple in locked threads?  :confused:
purple text is used by the mods/admin when speaking as such.  They use the regular black text when they are talking for themselves.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: snowc on September 05, 2021, 03:04:39 PM
Why is everything in purple in locked threads?  :confused:
purple text is used by the mods/admin when speaking as such.  They use the regular black text when they are talking for themselves.
ohhh okk. Thanks for explaining
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on September 05, 2021, 04:32:20 PM
- It's a lot quieter around here at the moment, but I suspect that's about to change shortly..  :popcorn:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on September 05, 2021, 08:40:33 PM
CHICKEN NUGGET
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on September 06, 2021, 07:03:00 PM
- Children will beg you for something literally everywhere. Like what do you want from Pull-A-Part? A muffler?
- I read part of Antigone for no reason..and later that night I dreamed that my dog died and I was told not to bury it.
- So are we gonna ignore that most countries have really lame names just in different languages? Like really, "Rich Coast"?
- I can't be the only one that thought Bermuda was roughly circle shaped..
- The Sint Marteen/Saint Martin name thing is cute.
- Is it normal to sense energy levels?
- Somebody said "Bar" stands for "beer and alcohol room" but hmmm idk.
- I just can't believe people willingly eat watermelon  :crazy:.
- So no one was gonna tell me that percentages are reversible? (e.g. 64% of 8=8% of 64) Cus like none of my teachers told me that.
- Why do people hate I-75? I wouldn't know because I never use it.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: SkyPesos on September 06, 2021, 07:13:13 PM
- Why do people hate I-75? I wouldn't know because I never use it.
You'll find out once you use it  :-D
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on September 06, 2021, 08:34:10 PM
- Why do people hate I-75? I wouldn't know because I never use it.
You'll find out once you use it  :-D
- I-75 is not as bad as you think it is.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on September 06, 2021, 09:26:43 PM
I-75 is fine. It is what it is a very busy Interstate highway.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: SkyPesos on September 06, 2021, 11:11:10 PM
I-75 is fine. It is what it is a very busy Interstate highway.
Tbh, it's fine for the most part, as one of the country's busiest interstate. I mostly make fun of it for having some part between the KY border and I-275 under construction for a majority of my lifetime, with many more phases in both projects (Mill Creek and Thru the Valley) to go.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: renegade on September 06, 2021, 11:19:44 PM
I-75 is fine. It is what it is a very busy Interstate highway.
Tbh, it's fine for the most part, as one of the country's busiest interstate. I mostly make fun of it for having some part between the KY border and I-275 under construction for a majority of my lifetime, with many more phases in both projects (Mill Creek and Thru the Valley) to go.
It’s never going to be finished.  Deal with it.  They started repairin’ it the day after it opened.

 :awesomeface:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: wanderer2575 on September 06, 2021, 11:20:02 PM
Tell me how this makes any sense it cracks me up.

I was just driving southbound on M-47 at the speed limit which is 55 mph. I was in the right lane with absolutely nothing in the left lane and behind me is a row of cars in the same lane that I'm in I go to get over in the left lane to make a turn and the car that was behind me speeds up. Now keep in mind that this car all of them as a matter of fact behind me had every opportunity for about the past 2 miles to get into the left lane and pass me. So what is the reason that you speed up once I move over into the left lane?

I get that quite a bit, both rural and urban -- someone who's been behind me for umpteen miles speeds up and passes me after I change lanes.  I'm guessing they think their changing lanes will attract the attention of a cop.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on September 07, 2021, 02:31:31 AM
- Children will beg you for something literally everywhere. Like what do you want from Pull-A-Part? A muffler?

I used to ask my dad to bring home license plates from there. They didn't charge anything for them, so he would oblige if he saw any, though he said he usually didn't. Or maybe he just didn't want to take the time to unscrew old license plates from cars, I don't know.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on September 07, 2021, 07:38:21 AM
I-75 is fine. It is what it is a very busy Interstate highway.
Tbh, it's fine for the most part, as one of the country's busiest interstate. I mostly make fun of it for having some part between the KY border and I-275 under construction for a majority of my lifetime, with many more phases in both projects (Mill Creek and Thru the Valley) to go.
Well that's how it is in Michigan in places too. Hasn't been like that all my life though. They started widening I-75 in Genesee County in 2002, they are just now finishing that project in Saginaw County. In Oakland County I-75 has been under construction for about the past 5-6 years.

One thing I don't like is how it goes from four lanes in each direction to two lanes in each direction at MM 164 when it should be at least three in each direction to the US-23 split outside of Standish at MM 188. I also don't like the four lane stretch in Genesee County between MM 111 and 115.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on September 08, 2021, 06:44:14 PM
I found out that the new Portillo's in Sterling Heights dining room has finally opened. I saw this sign inside.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210908/9ca34a1c841e7403a7d44d3a52a47e00.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on September 19, 2021, 12:19:23 AM
Why does Chick-fil-A advertise so heavily during Saturday college football since fans can't go buy it on Sunday when they're now craving it?  :hmmm:
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on September 19, 2021, 11:30:50 AM
As part of my internship, I was looking through the transcript of a 2-hour meeting on Zoom and summarizing it. However, being speech-to-text, it's not entirely accurate. (It's less accurate than new YouTube but way more accurate than old YouTube.)

DOTs became deities, multiple times.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kurumi on September 19, 2021, 01:23:56 PM
English might be the Microsoft of human languages.

It's messy and sprawling, and hard to learn because of all the weird stuff they can't change, and have to keep around, for backward compatibility. People who have been using it all their lives don't see any problem, and see no need to learn anything else. It benefits from network effects: there are alternatives, but if you want to work with businesses you'll still need to learn it, and it's so ingrained it would be difficult to supplant.

The funny thing is, learning in detail how other systems work helps you better understand how your own stuff works.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: zachary_amaryllis on September 19, 2021, 01:35:51 PM
English might be the Microsoft of human languages.

It's messy and sprawling, and hard to learn because of all the weird stuff they can't change, and have to keep around, for backward compatibility. People who have been using it all their lives don't see any problem, and see no need to learn anything else. It benefits from network effects: there are alternatives, but if you want to work with businesses you'll still need to learn it, and it's so ingrained it would be difficult to supplant.

The funny thing is, learning in detail how other systems work helps you better understand how your own stuff works.

this is quite the eye-opener, really.. very interesting, and accurate comparison, i think. what would be the linux of languages? like.. esperanto?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: CoreySamson on September 19, 2021, 08:56:24 PM
There should be some sort of universal language for flashing your headlights. Perhaps this could be a start:

2 quick blinks: Go ahead
1 long flash: Thank you
4 quick blinks: Something’s wrong with your car

The horn is too brusque sometimes for communication with other drivers.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Scott5114 on September 19, 2021, 09:31:34 PM
What's the proposed signal for "your brights are on", "your lights aren't on", or "cop ahead"? Those are the only I see communicated with headlights around here.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: 1 on September 19, 2021, 09:36:00 PM
I was sitting at an outdoor restaurant in a strip mall about two months ago, and someone was honking for about a minute. I believe it was actual Morse code, although I'm not familiar enough with it to understand what it was saying.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: abefroman329 on September 19, 2021, 09:51:31 PM
What's the proposed signal for "your brights are on", "your lights aren't on", or "cop ahead"? Those are the only I see communicated with headlights around here.
Here they’re also used to communicate “go ahead”
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: kenarmy on September 21, 2021, 08:54:51 PM
- Sure sharks are scary, but has the person driving you started coughing so hard they started choking and you just sit there because you don't know how to help and you think they might crash and you'll both die?
- What do they do with giraffes when they die??
- I heard "clusterfuck" outside of this forum for the first time Sunday.
- Um wtf there's a Canadian English too?
- Imagine having two continents and all the people in them named after you. How higher does the bar get?
- Do fish pee?
- I was just getting over the trauma from realizing dates look like giant cockroaches.. and then I clicked exactly on that post..
- If you blink, you blink.
- Why you ask for some, and you really want none?
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: GaryV on September 22, 2021, 07:44:47 AM

- Um wtf there's a Canadian English too?


You betcha
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: SkyPesos on September 23, 2021, 11:31:35 PM
N-S US Routes are weirdly spaced. Between Cincinnati and St Louis, I go from 27 to 61, a difference of 34 in just a mere 300 miles.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on September 23, 2021, 11:57:34 PM
N-S US Routes are weirdly spaced. Between Cincinnati and St Louis, I go from 27 to 61, a difference of 34 in just a mere 300 miles.

More population density in the east meant more routes needed to be commissioned there vs. out west.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: Flint1979 on September 24, 2021, 09:23:40 AM
Awhile back when I had a big time CB radio in my car (I still have a base but don't have a mobile at the moment) I was able to drive in the parking lot of Green Acres Plaza which is a shopping plaza near my house and when I keyed my radio up I set every alarm in the plaza off so to be an ass I went down there at 3 in the morning and keyed up my radio and sure enough all the alarms went off. Then I just went riding around and the cops showed up I was laughing because there was no way they were going to be able to find out it was me that did it. Farmer Jack was open 24 hours so I could just say I was going to Farmer Jack.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
Post by: JoePCool14 on September 24, 2021, 10:49:09 AM
I believe the move format on AARoads is greatly underrated.
It adds such a level of flair to forum posts that is impossible to replicate otherwise.
Just seeing text move from one side of your screen to the other... absolutely riveting.
It makes you feel like you're driving on a super smooth highway like I-55 south of Chicago while reading it.
It makes the forum more fun, and more people need to embrace it, as well as some of the other great formats we get to enjoy here like shadow and glow.
Make AARoads Fun Again.
Title: Re: Random Thoughts
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