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Jan 28, 2019, 01:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
You know what that reminds me of...


I actually get a Rick Sanchez vibe.
     
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Jan 29, 2019, 08:13 AM
 
— THERE IS NO GRAVITY —
(the earth sucks)——-—
     
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Jan 29, 2019, 08:57 AM
 


Goosejacking is now apparently a thing.
     
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Jan 29, 2019, 10:12 AM
 
That was good.
     
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Feb 8, 2019, 03:25 PM
 
Don't have a cow man: A Georgia man accidentally shot and killed his son-in-law after attempting to euthanize their cow, which was injured after birth.

The bullet allegedly passed right through the cow's skull and out the other side. Crazy, if you haven't seen a full grown cow up person, they are like 800-pound TANKS.

ALSO:

Man makes a bong out of a shark
( Last edited by And.reg; Feb 8, 2019 at 04:02 PM. )
     
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Feb 8, 2019, 05:02 PM
 
Woman eaten by her own pigs

Unk!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47161035
This space for Hire! Reasonable rates. Reach an audience of literally dozens!
     
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Feb 10, 2019, 03:31 PM
 
You must be at least 100 years old to smoke in Hawaii...

A Hawaii state lawmaker has proposed legislation to effectively ban cigarette sales by raising the minimum smoking age, currently set at 21, to 30 starting in 2020, and to 100 by 2024.
     
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Feb 10, 2019, 05:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
You must be at least 100 years old to smoke in Hawaii...

A Hawaii state lawmaker has proposed legislation to effectively ban cigarette sales by raising the minimum smoking age, currently set at 21, to 30 starting in 2020, and to 100 by 2024.
Seems reasonable.

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I don't really mind walking through (or in some cases, around) clouds of smoke in designated areas. The libertarian side of me thinks people should be able to smoke as much as they want, so long as they're not affecting others' health.

The problem I have with smokers is them tossing their butts out of the car, making piles upon piles at every intersection. Also: starting fires.

New York City spends $11 million annually on cleaning up cigarette litter.
     
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Feb 10, 2019, 06:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
I don't really mind walking through (or in some cases, around) clouds of smoke in designated areas.
As an aside about smokers being irritating with their smoke from someone who’s smoked for far too long. For reference, I’ve smoked on planes.

Even then, smoking was considered bad. One of the knock-on effects was there was no way to learn good etiquette. No “smoking mentor” if you will. Everything I’ve learned has been from years of pissing people off.

For example, if I’m on the sidewalk I make sure there isn’t anyone a good 20-30 feet behind me, so they’re not stuck in my smoke cloud just for walking in the same direction.

Embarrassingly, I’ve only been doing this for a few years now.

I do still throw cigarettes out the window, and I have no defense for it, though there was a 10 year stretch where I didn’t smoke in the car.
     
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Feb 10, 2019, 07:39 PM
 
What?

Cigarette butts on the ground or out the car window is stupid and avoidable. I have known smokers who carry a little tin for putting them in until they can get to a trash can. If you smoke and don't want to keep the butts in your car then why do you think anyone else wants them?
     
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Feb 10, 2019, 10:01 PM
 
While in a car, there is the ash tray. Beside the lighter.

On old cars, there was sometimes an ash tray in every door. Today there may be one in the dash in vehicles intended for passenger transport. Like vans. Apparently smokers in rear seats can suck it.
     
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Feb 11, 2019, 05:58 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
If you smoke and don't want to keep the butts in your car then why do you think anyone else wants them?
Hmm... must have been the qualifier “I have no defense for it” which implied I thought it was okay.
     
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Feb 11, 2019, 06:03 AM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
While in a car, there is the ash tray. Beside the lighter.
If one was provided I’d certainly use it, but that’s become an old school frill.

Not that this makes failing to find an alternative acceptable.
     
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Feb 11, 2019, 10:30 AM
 
I often see people using the gutter as a trashcan for their cigarette butts among other pieces of trash. Hate, hate, hate.
{{{ mindwaves }}}
     
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Feb 11, 2019, 01:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
If one was provided I’d certainly use it, but that’s become an old school frill.

Not that this makes failing to find an alternative acceptable.
     
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Feb 11, 2019, 08:26 PM
 
This isn’t really a question of me being unaware of solutions, it’s more like sometimes I’m an asshole.

I have my reasons. Not claiming they’re good reasons.

I do in fact reconsider and alter my behavior at times.
     
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Feb 13, 2019, 01:14 PM
 
What an, uh, interesting discussion of smoking that was...

...and now we're moving on to drinking.

First, a ridiculous interaction with a DUI check: Agent slaps deputy on the head during DUI arrest (includes video)

Many cases of DUI involve tragic loss, so, states crack down on irregular driving (see subego's Chicago driving style post in the weather thread).

When I was growing up, 0.1% BAC was the norm. Then it became 0.08% BAC.

Well the new movement is 0.05% BAC (which has already passed in Utah)

New York: https://www.metro.us/news/local-news...iving-08-to-05

Oregon: https://www.lagrandeobserver.com/new...may-fall-to-05

There's a poll for you to vote on this page, and discusses BAC in other countries:
https://blog.timesunion.com/tablehop...evels-for-dui/
     
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Feb 13, 2019, 02:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
As an aside about smokers being irritating with their smoke from someone who’s smoked for far too long. For reference, I’ve smoked on planes.
Don Draper over here.

I do still throw cigarettes out the window, and I have no defense for it, though there was a 10 year stretch where I didn’t smoke in the car.
Did butt litter happen less often when ashtrays were featured more prominently in cars?

And yes, I did smirk as I typed "butt litter."
     
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Feb 13, 2019, 03:36 PM
 
Certainly from me. I’d pretty much always use it.


Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
Don Draper over here.


Though, I started right as that stopped. Got to do it only a couple times.
     
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What can I say, the Jordan Pond House needs extra security in the summer on the weekends. For every one car there, another 100 are fighting for the same parking space.

People come from all over the world to eat them popovers... which I've also had... farmer's market has better bread.
     
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Yesterday, 09:06 PM
 
they used to be really good. Popo on pogo sticks could go to the Pond House for popovers...
     
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Yesterday, 10:21 PM
 
I had to look up that "popovers" are generous muffins. The only thing that came to mind was an ad window. You know, the one that appears in front, with THE BIG NEW SALE on cow fertilizer.
     
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Yesterday, 10:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
generous muffins
This is my new favorite phrase.
     
 
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