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Re: Threads you'll never see on aaroads.com
« Reply #975 on: March 10, 2019, 07:09:16 PM »

Since DST threads are clearly not welcome, maybe we need a thread about “Standard Time ends tonight.”

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It is strange that DST is longer than standard time.

Hopefully this won't antagonize the moderators, but if it does, I'll PM this message and delete the post. The term "standard time" simply refers to what international agreements define as the time, relative to UTC, for the meridian at the center of that time zone.

Of course all time is arbitrary. (The squirrels outside right now have no idea we set the clocks ahead last night.) There don't need to be 24 hours in a day, for example. The French Republican Calendar defined a day as being ten hours, each divided into 100 minutes, each of those then divided into 100 seconds. (So when people joke about "metric time," they often don't know there really was an attempt at that sort of thing.) I have an app on my phone that I downloaded just for fun that would tell me the current time using that calendar, but my phone is in the other room and I don't feel like going to get it.

As I type this at 7:08 PM EDT, the time using the French Republican Calendar is 7:97. No AM or PM because there are only ten hours in a day. Weird stuff.
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« Reply #976 on: March 10, 2019, 07:50:09 PM »

No idea why DST is a controversial topic...it's just sixty minutes added on or removed at a time when nobody is asleep.  :meh:

On a more lighthearted note: Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (no really, she's been missing for like 15 years now, where is she)

People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to affect, but actually, from a non-linier, non subjective point of view it is more like a big ball of wibbily wobbly timey wimey...stuff .  ;)
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« Reply #977 on: March 10, 2019, 08:26:56 PM »

On a more lighthearted note: Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (no really, she's been missing for like 15 years now, where is she)

Maybe she's with Waldo. Where's Waldo?
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« Reply #978 on: March 10, 2019, 08:28:28 PM »

On a more lighthearted note: Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (no really, she's been missing for like 15 years now, where is she)

Maybe she's with Waldo. Where's Waldo?

On US 301 in Florida. If you hate speed traps, don't go there.
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« Reply #979 on: March 10, 2019, 08:41:52 PM »

On a more lighthearted note: Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (no really, she's been missing for like 15 years now, where is she)

Maybe she's with Waldo. Where's Waldo?

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« Reply #980 on: March 10, 2019, 08:49:44 PM »

On a more lighthearted note: Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (no really, she's been missing for like 15 years now, where is she)

Maybe she's with Waldo. Where's Waldo?

On US 301 in Florida. If you hate speed traps, don't go there.
Also on WI 57 in Sheboygan County.
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« Reply #981 on: March 10, 2019, 09:50:14 PM »

Yeah we might as well have permanent DST since we're practically in it for most of the year.
I think at this point the mods wish we had permanent DST so that people would stop posting about it.

On a more lighthearted note: Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
On Netflix.
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« Reply #982 on: March 11, 2019, 05:27:00 AM »

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« Reply #983 on: March 11, 2019, 11:15:24 AM »

Evacuation Day in Boston takes new meaning due to Seabrook NH nuclear power plant explosion
Poll: Should we abolish Clearview? This vote is binding!
Nova Scotia trunk shield found with "US" label
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The 1-2-4 road sign challenge //is there a route 4096 anywhere? Maybe the UK? What about 8192?
The 1-2-5 road sign challenge //Three, sir!
The 1-2-6 road sign challenge //is there a route 5040 anywhere?
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« Reply #984 on: March 11, 2019, 12:22:33 PM »

is there a route 4096 anywhere? Maybe the UK? What about 8192?
A few Virginia counties have 4096s, and Fairfax County has an 8192. I don’t think Chesterfield Counry has reached 8192 yet.
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« Reply #985 on: March 11, 2019, 01:51:39 PM »

Dick York or Dick Sargent
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« Reply #986 on: March 11, 2019, 02:21:32 PM »

Lock-prone modern DST threads

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« Reply #987 on: March 11, 2019, 02:28:15 PM »

Dick York or Dick Sargent
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« Reply #988 on: March 11, 2019, 02:47:27 PM »

Lock-prone modern DST threads you'll always see on aaroads.com

FTFY.
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« Reply #989 on: March 11, 2019, 02:50:51 PM »

Dick York or Dick Sargent
Only because no one prefers Dick Sargent.

"A sitcom added a new, young character at the end of its run in an effort to boost sagging ratings and I liked it"
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« Reply #990 on: March 11, 2019, 03:00:01 PM »

Dick York or Dick Sargent
Only because no one prefers Dick Sargent.

"A sitcom added a new, young character at the end of its run in an effort to boost sagging ratings and I liked it"

York, as I have read, was too ill to continue which is why he was replaced. Sargent lasted 3 years.
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« Reply #991 on: March 11, 2019, 03:04:09 PM »

"The best enema I ever had"

"Has anyone ever pooped in their pants?"

"Do you eat your boogers when you pick your nose, or do you just wipe them off?"
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« Reply #992 on: March 11, 2019, 03:06:15 PM »

Dick York or Dick Sargent
Only because no one prefers Dick Sargent.

"A sitcom added a new, young character at the end of its run in an effort to boost sagging ratings and I liked it"

York, as I have read, was too ill to continue which is why he was replaced. Sargent lasted 3 years.
Oh, I thought it was Sargent that was ill.
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« Reply #993 on: March 11, 2019, 03:06:34 PM »

"The best enema I ever had"

"Has anyone ever pooped in their pants?"

"Do you eat your boogers when you pick your nose, or do you just wipe them off?"

Ask Tim ;)
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« Reply #994 on: March 11, 2019, 03:12:37 PM »

Dick York or Dick Sargent
Only because no one prefers Dick Sargent.

"A sitcom added a new, young character at the end of its run in an effort to boost sagging ratings and I liked it"

York, as I have read, was too ill to continue which is why he was replaced. Sargent lasted 3 years.
Oh, I thought it was Sargent that was ill.
He became ill well after the show had ended.
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« Reply #995 on: March 11, 2019, 03:53:30 PM »

"The best enema I ever had"

"Has anyone ever pooped in their pants?"

"Do you eat your boogers when you pick your nose, or do you just wipe them off?"

The second might follow naturally after the first.  ?
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« Reply #996 on: March 11, 2019, 03:55:44 PM »

Dick York or Dick Sargent
Only because no one prefers Dick Sargent.

And yet Sargent was reportedly the producers’ first choice to play Darren (!), but because he was unavailable due to a contractual issue (other sources state that Sargent turned the offer down), they had to “settle” for Dick York instead.

York, as I have read, was too ill to continue which is why he was replaced. Sargent lasted 3 years.

Yes, according to a documentary I saw many years ago, Dick York had suffered a serious back injury during the filming of a Western film in the late ’50s, and it left him with chronic pain for the rest of his life. He began taking painkillers to cope and soon became addicted. On the documentary, some costars and crew members recalled that he’d shoot a scene then return to his dressing room where he’d put himself in a whole-body sling in an attempt to get relief. In addition to heavy drinking and smoking, his condition eventually deteriorated to the point that he couldn’t continue in the role.

By then, Dick Sargent was out of his commitment (or was in need of employment and willing to reconsider), and the producers simply went back to their first choice.
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« Reply #997 on: March 11, 2019, 03:57:53 PM »

"Do you eat your boogers when you pick your nose, or do you just wipe them off?"

Cue up Hoe-Down...

Boogers: It's what's for dinner (during long traffic jams)
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« Reply #998 on: March 11, 2019, 04:13:49 PM »

Dick York or Dick Sargent
Only because no one prefers Dick Sargent.

"A sitcom added a new, young character at the end of its run in an effort to boost sagging ratings and I liked it"

York, as I have read, was too ill to continue which is why he was replaced. Sargent lasted 3 years.
Oh, I thought it was Sargent that was ill.
He became ill well after the show had ended.
I though he (York) left due to a back injury.
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« Reply #999 on: March 11, 2019, 04:14:57 PM »

Quote from: Gastronaut: Adventures in Food for the Romantic, the Foolhardy, and the Brave (Stefan Gates, 2006)
My gastronautical survey shows that 44 percent of everyone I questioned has eaten their own boogers as an adult, though only 2 percent admitted to ever having eaten someone else's.

For what it's worth, everybody eats their own snot, all day long, every day.  The cilia inside your nose are constantly transporting snot to the back of your throat, whereupon it drains down into your stomach.  Picking your nose and eating the snot is just a shortcut, and you may as well be efficient.
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