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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, 08:57 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
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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
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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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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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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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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.
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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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Feb 15, 2019, 08:11 PM
 
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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Feb 15, 2019, 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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Feb 15, 2019, 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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Feb 15, 2019, 10:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
generous muffins
This is my new favorite phrase.
     
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Feb 16, 2019, 12:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
This is my new favorite phrase.
Band name. Definitely your band name.
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Feb 16, 2019, 12:49 PM
 
It needs a person...

I like the sound of Euclid’s Generous Muffins, but that forces it into nerdcore.
     
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Feb 16, 2019, 02:03 PM
 
ads: popups or popunders

food: popovers are more of a puffy pastry thing than a muffin. you can slather butter and jam on them. The pond house to which Andreg and I are referring:

https://jordanpondhouse.com/
http://www.ohranger.com/acadia/news/...house-popovers
     
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Feb 16, 2019, 06:48 PM
 
A literal pain in the a⭑⭑
Model Michelle Lewin visited the Pig Islands and got bit by a giant pig (includes video and bite marks, PG content)
     
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Feb 19, 2019, 05:13 AM
 
Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
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/
Is it still that high in the US? In Europe, pretty much the only places that still have 0.08% are England, Wales and NI.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Feb 19, 2019, 07:48 AM
 
In Germany, it's been at 0.05 since 2001, and 0.03 if you **** up.

IOW, get stopped by cops and the breathalyzer says 0.049%, and you're fine.

Cause an accident at 0.031%, you hand over your license for a certain time.
     
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Feb 19, 2019, 05:55 PM
 
0.02% in Sweden since the late eighties. 0.05% is by far the most common across Europe, though.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Feb 24, 2019, 06:32 PM
 
The story behind a giant proposal message in Chicago



No offense, subego, but I don't think any of us are your type. It was the thought that counts.
     
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Feb 25, 2019, 02:29 PM
 
I’m offended you think I suck this much at keming.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
I’m offended you think I suck this much at keming.


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Feb 25, 2019, 03:36 PM
 
MARP Y ME
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I looked up 'keming' and it said he was a Chinese missile engineer.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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( k e r n i n g )
     
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Mar 8, 2019, 07:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by And.reg back on September 8, 2018 View Post
Well I'm calling fake-staged-B.S. on the whole Elon Musk smokes pot podcast....
It seems that I was wrong.

https://www.ibtimes.com/tesla-ceo-el...na-use-2772861


Meanwhile, in my neck of the woods:

Maine man says he shouldn't be convicted of drunk driving because his gut "brews alcohol"

^ I mean, he's not wrong, but c'mon...
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Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
Meanwhile, in my neck of the woods:

Maine man says he shouldn't be convicted of drunk driving because his gut "brews alcohol"

^ I mean, he's not wrong, but c'mon...
Heh. I'm kind of wondering if he (or his attorney) didn't get the brilliant idea from a Doc Martin episode that his PBS station recently aired? My PBS station aired just such an episode in the past couple of weeks.
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Life is full of hard choices.

     
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This shoplifter was like, **** it, I'm gonna just walk out anyway

http://www.cleveland19.com/2019/03/1...rt-shoplifter/

You know, life is hard, gotta keep it simple these days, for real.


In all seriousness, though, check this out:

A man in Germany has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of poisoning his co-workers' sandwiches over several years by mixing heavy metals into their lunches

When authorities searched the defendant's home they found a primitive chemistry laboratory in his basement and a substance that Judge Georg Zimmermann described as "more dangerous than all combat agents used in World War II."
     
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Mar 13, 2019, 09:10 AM
 
Starbucks just removed the fancy gold star explosion when you use your gold stars to redeem a purchase in the app. Now it’s no longer fun to redeem gold stars...
     
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Mar 15, 2019, 06:25 PM
 
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/wei...ages-and-BURPS

The leader of a bizarre group that claims to be able to cure conditions such as cancer with breast massages, vaginal manipulation and burping has been branded a monster by a woman who says her mother was groomed by the 'cult.'

I mean, let's give them some credit for coming up with cheap and original solutions to curing cancer. All you have to do is join a cult, get your privates massaged, and.... uh... get burped by a magician?

You know what, if I was a woman with terminal cancer I might just take my chances and do it anyway. Imagine how much money I would save.


I wonder how famous I would get for inventing a cure:

This Just In:
And.Reg claims he can cure migraines by picking your nose



And then there's the part where I promote my clan:

AND, for the first week of spring, you can join Clan And.Reg for just $99.99
The best part!! Your first five nose-pickings are FREE !!
     
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I was expecting you to post the eagle and squirrel picture. Come on.
     
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Russian throws a cat at a moose to scare the moose away

Don't feel bad for the cat, those are Russian cats, they're like iron tough...
     
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Honestly I had not heard of the eagle and squirrel until you had mentioned it... I had no idea what that was and had to go search online. Apparently it's been reposted all over social media. Meh... I don't really care that it happened in the same state.

Hey, with me you just never know what craziness I'll find in the news, I'm unique like that.

Speaking of unique:

https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/...ct+costume.jpg

Man wearing a unicorn costume smashed a convenience store register with a crowbar

Also:

1. Escaped cow flees to Chick-Fil-A

2. Don't have a cow in the Bronx, man

3. This pigeon cost $1.4 million
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SPACE HERPES!!!
     
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In case you are worried about Brexit, there's no need to worry further. The most important issue is covered.
One of the UK’s biggest suppliers of toilet and kitchen roll has been stockpiling about 3.5m rolls in UK warehouses in preparation for a no-deal Brexit.

The German firm Wepa said it had been storing an extra 600 tonnes of toilet and kitchen roll in the last three to four months to safeguard supplies in Britain ...
The toilet paper will not run out. As no one has Monty Ward catalogs any more, and print newspapers are uncommon, this could have gone really badly.
     
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