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« Reply #18180 on: March 15, 2017, 01:26:29 PM »

The less hairy one. But Andy Serkis was amazing

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« Reply #18181 on: March 15, 2017, 02:21:31 PM »
This has got to be one of the pinnacles of American laziness.

I wish atm's also had a combo soda nozzle / soft-serve ice cream dispenser, so I could take care of everything in one stop.

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« Reply #18182 on: March 15, 2017, 04:13:35 PM »
I wish atm's also had a combo soda nozzle / soft-serve ice cream dispenser, so I could take care of everything in one stop.
I think the ATM's should come to me. 


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« Reply #18183 on: March 15, 2017, 04:23:55 PM »
I think the ATM's should come to me.

Great idea, a variation on the ice-cream trucks of yore. 

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« Reply #18184 on: March 15, 2017, 10:24:14 PM »
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39277940
"A Patriot missile - usually priced at about $3m (£2.5m) - was used to shoot down a small quadcopter drone, according to a US general. The strike was made by a US ally, Gen David Perkins told a military symposium. "That quadcopter that cost 200 bucks from Amazon.com did not stand a chance against a Patriot," he said."

At least he, finally, admitted, ""I'm not sure that's a good economic exchange ratio," he told an audience at the Association of the United States Army's Global Force symposium in Alabama."

Though, depending on what the payload, intent, or target of the quadcopter was, it might have been a "good economic ratio" since he didn't inform the audience where/what it incident occurred (we can presume not here or Europe because I think, the public would've noticed.)

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« Reply #18185 on: March 15, 2017, 10:45:25 PM »
Peeves to pwe-eht?



Know Pets War Armed &c...

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« Reply #18186 on: March 15, 2017, 11:08:17 PM »
Quote
Will circular runways ever take off?
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-39284294

"No."
There's your answer, BBC - no need to have posted such a stupid and one sided video.

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« Reply #18187 on: March 15, 2017, 11:51:33 PM »
The less hairy one. But Andy Serkis was amazing




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« Reply #18188 on: March 16, 2017, 12:52:43 AM »

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« Reply #18189 on: March 16, 2017, 08:18:01 PM »
Oxford or serial commas. I use them but some people are adamant against them. An interesting and sort of funny post on them here:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/03/15/a-b-or-c-vs-a-b-or-c-the-serial-comma-and-the-law/?utm_term=.09392c034f19

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« Reply #18190 on: March 16, 2017, 10:04:07 PM »
Every so often, the spirit of Robert W. Chambers beckons me.  It borders on oppression obsession possession, followed by confession (Spirits & Demons 101).

What the hell is up with that?

Some sort of cyclical temporary soul transmigration based on weird literature?

I'm.... I'm slipping into the Yellow Sign.  Again.

Hand me my bowler hat, please.  I must investigate the macabre perturbations emanating from the last house on the left on Cicada Street.  You shan't miss it.  The one with the witch's hat.

(Holy Christ.  Shoot me.)







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« Reply #18191 on: March 16, 2017, 10:40:06 PM »
Big fire here in Raleigh tonight


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« Reply #18192 on: March 16, 2017, 10:46:48 PM »
Big fire here in Raleigh tonight

What kind of building is it? Hope no people in it and FD gets it under control. (Here is where I always wonder about what "number of alarms" means, even though it has been explained to me many times. Ha.
ps:  Alison should be asking for some $ and not just letting "fake news" agencies use her stuff, even if attributed. Naive, but a nice gesture in these times.

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« Reply #18193 on: March 16, 2017, 10:52:53 PM »
What kind of building is it? Hope no people in it and FD gets it under control. (Here is where I always wonder about what "number of alarms" means, even though it has been explained to me many times. Ha.
ps:  Alison should be asking for some $ and not just letting "fake news" agencies use her stuff, even if attributed. Naive, but a nice gesture in these times.

It is an apartment building under construction.  To me the number of alarms is the number of fire stations responding.  Figure 2 to 3 trucks per station that's 10 to 15 trucks.  Hope it didn't spread.......


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« Reply #18195 on: March 16, 2017, 11:10:46 PM »
This is supposed to be the rascal that  went up.  Gobs of wood - 5/6 stories worth:

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« Reply #18196 on: March 16, 2017, 11:18:13 PM »
The Raleigh Beer Garden is safe.  That's important.



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« Reply #18199 on: March 19, 2017, 12:14:18 AM »
Does facebook + youtube + twitter = You-Twit-Face ?  :o


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« Reply #18201 on: March 20, 2017, 07:16:26 AM »

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« Reply #18202 on: March 20, 2017, 08:07:46 AM »
This article is a year old but the most current data from the Harris poll.  What I find amazing is the fact that John Wayne remains very popular. 


http://www.theharrispoll.com/health-and-life/Tom-Hanks-Favorite-Movie-Star.html

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« Reply #18203 on: March 20, 2017, 07:07:59 PM »





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« Reply #18204 on: March 21, 2017, 05:36:11 PM »
This is probably the funniest story i have ever heard


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« Reply #18205 on: March 21, 2017, 11:28:26 PM »

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« Reply #18207 on: March 23, 2017, 01:25:00 PM »
This doesn't rank enough to post in Things That Annoy Me but Dave Chappelle's humor doesn't do it for me. I think his intelligence removes him from the material, as if he has pre-shaped the thing in his mind so smoothly that he's already designed the delivery to the designated audience response. You can hear him laying down the track but he is behind the groove, not in it. An actor once removed from himself. In my opinion, the great ones unveil themselves as the go but not by narration. If I want humor with street cred realism I'll listen to Joey Diaz ad lib and lol more in minutes than in an entire DC overhoned set whose conclusions are programmed and expectable like polished turd jack tacos.

In conclusion; A dude playing a dude is easy to achieve. But a dude being themselves or a dude playing a dude who plays another dude is the rarer sport of what have yous.

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« Reply #18208 on: March 23, 2017, 02:20:10 PM »
Every time I hear "run yourself ragged," this earworm is triggered. The tune is an obvious rip-off of the Batman TV series theme.


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« Reply #18209 on: March 25, 2017, 12:37:54 AM »
I caught the classic Trek episode "Assignment: Earth" and noticed something cool.  There's a scene were Teri Garr's character is talking next to what she thinks is a typewriter, but really it's recording her voice to text like we have programs to do now.  So that was cool as predictive sci-fi, but even better was when she realizes it, she shouts "Stop it!" and it shows up in all caps as "STOP IT" just like we do on the net for text 'shouting'.  This aired in 1968.   8)