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|02-27-2020 09:48 PM|
XKCD is the name of the comic created by Randall Munroe. That is where the above came from. |
This is how Munroe describes himself:
I'm just this guy, you know? I'm a CNU graduate with a degree in physics. Before starting xkcd, I worked on robots at NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia. As of June 2007 I live in Massachusetts. In my spare time I climb things, open strange doors, and go to goth clubs dressed as a frat guy so I can stand around and look terribly uncomfortable. At frat parties I do the same thing, but the other way around.
Wikipedia says this about his cartoons:
The subject matter of the comic varies from statements on life and love to mathematical, programming, and scientific in-jokes. Some strips feature simple humor or pop-culture references.
They're very clever--I "get" a lot of them (except the computer programming ones) but sometimes I have to have my son tell me what one means.
My all time favorite of his I've posted here before:
What do you want me to do? Leave?
Then they'll keep being wrong.
I really identify with this character. LOL, but really....
|02-27-2020 09:20 PM|
- did I win MEL ?
If I did, Beau might be the next "Mensa Club Genius"...like 4x4.
|02-27-2020 09:17 PM|
|02-27-2020 09:13 PM|
The internet says Pew-awl'-up. |
Though one article says, "...none of us is actually saying it correctly—the Lushootseed (language of Indian tribes around the Puget sound) original is closer to pooh-AL-up and can’t really be rendered in the Roman alphabet."
|02-27-2020 09:04 PM|
XKCD--Which one are you? |
"See also farm animals and dinosaurs.
I am so confident that there exists children's media
that involves dinosaurs driving trucks on a farm
that I'm writing this without even Googling to check."
|02-27-2020 09:01 PM|
|Beaumont67|| Pie-Oo-Al-Ep |
from Mrs67 ^
|02-27-2020 09:00 PM|
Actually I was asking ABTLH. |
|02-27-2020 08:42 PM|
|Beaumont67|| Another Beau funny... |
A Priest, a Rabbit, and a Minister
walk into a bar. The rabbit says:
"I might be a typo".
Originally Posted by LadyDi View Post
- busy doing some metal fab & welding, on 4Runner skid plate
- rust repair stuff, with 16 gauge metal
- fluid changes, general Preventive Maintenance & what not
- word pronounced like the Cheese Store...Puyallup
Please thank me later MOD.
|02-27-2020 08:27 PM|
|02-27-2020 05:19 PM|
Yes, the white cheddar is my go-to cheese. A touch crumbly on crackers, but hey...it gets eaten pretty fast anyway. |
How do you pronounce Puyallup?
|02-27-2020 05:16 PM|
Yeah--dogs are nice--they'll eat almost anything that remotely resembles food.
You'd think considering I was raised in Washington State and have now spent almost as many years in Oregon as I did in California that I'd know how to spell Tillamook. I can, however, both spell and pronounce Puyallup which seems to be one that out of the area folk find unpronouncable.
I really need to go to the store instead of sitting here writing my autobiography--the fog cleared up and it's even sort of warm but at least it's sunny.
|02-27-2020 05:15 PM|
Originally Posted by Fitzmar Dobermans View Post
|02-27-2020 04:58 PM|
Man, I just read two pages of posts and that is only 2 days!! I have not looked on this thread in a long time..... the title is a little deceiving - hahahahahaha!! As for cars, |
78 Pontiac Grand Prix (family car the year I got my license.... I drove it for 8 years .... right into the ground)
86 Pontiac Grand Am (5 speed stick)
88-9 Pontiac something (company car)
80 Audi 500 diesel (slowest tank EVER - but got me through my second degree)
90 Chevy Caprice
93 Chevy Blazer (Husbands car but I made him drive the Caprice - haha)
2000 Ford Windstar (mini van wonderful with my young kids)
2007 Ford Expedition (better to haul dogs AND kids in)
2012 Ford Expedition (more bells and whistles)
2019 Honda Pilot (better gas mileage... kids are all grown up)
so 10 cars in 42 years - knock on wood, I've yet to wreck one.
My husband has company cars now - he is on his 4th and gets a new one every 4 years.
|02-27-2020 04:55 PM|
Pauli was the outcast guy from what I was told was a pretty big league New Jersey crime family. He was the one they sent to Los Angeles, got him a job with an airline driving carts to incoming planes that needed their food supplies (this was back when they still fed you breakfast, lunch and dinner--free drinks of anything soft and real booze was like maybe 50 cents a drink) . He drove the supplies out in a electric cart and loaded them for the stewardesses. He was a 50/50 guy--half the time he was in rehab for something or other and the other half he was either going up or coming down.
I bailed so many of these moron out of Pacific Division's jail the cops at the desk knew my name. I got all the calls because (or I think) I was the only one ever sober enough to do that. Even worse the officers at Pacific Division also knew the names of everyone I came over to spring.
I was driving the SO's truck one morning because he was going to take mine in to get it serviced. My friend and co-worker was riding with me--I didn't do a full stop at a right turn on the way--we were running a little late and there was no traffic.
My friend said, "Oops there's a cop." I stopped and as I did and the cop walked up to my window, about 10,000 empty beer cans rolled out from under the front seats.
The cop looked and finally asked me if this wasn't Bruce's truck. I allowed as how it was and I had it because he was taking my truck in to be serviced. The cop looked at the beer cans again and grinned at us and said that maybe before I drove Bruce's truck again I should check to make sure all of the beer cans were empty.
My friend, a red head from Texas who was usually so gabby you couldn't shut her up was uncharacteristicly silent all the way to work. As I was parking she said, "Are ya gona' kill him?" I thought about if for a minute and told her she should probably call and warn him to lock up the guns.
I didn't kill him but I did go home and announce that even though it was my night to cook I wasn't cooking so someone better go get take out because I was cleaning the beer cans out of Bruce's truck. Three big leaf and lawn bags worth of beer cans. It was early in the day and age of can and bottle recycling in Calfornia but I did recycle them and got about enough for them for about a half a tank of gas.
And I didn't get a ticket--for the sleazy right turn--the cop was far too amused by the dance of the Budweiser cans to even write me up.
|02-27-2020 04:37 PM|
I had to look it up---it's Tillamook. And that is the brand cheese we eat 'cause we can get it at the local grocery--I like to cook with the white cheddar because it keeps its bite better than most cheeses do when they're melted.
But for some reason our Safeway seems to have dropped the yellow Extra Sharp (with the black label) Tillamook cheese. I bought the store brand extra sharp in desperation the last time I grocery shopped---it was not even remotely sharp and was truly gross. I'm not sure which of us will finish what's left.
|02-27-2020 04:37 PM|
Well I guess its about time to shut things down here and grab a beer , I see Ma is back up and going so every thing should be in good hands |
BTW - Poor Business started licking one of his toes last night - got up this morning and its a little swollen - the top of his paw . I seen what happened to it - he took off a 100 mph and hit it on the threshold of the door going into the house from the office - Looks better this evening .
Have a great evening
|02-27-2020 04:20 PM|
Originally Posted by ECIN View Post
Probably the only time I've ever been that angry--I scared them to death.
The other thing that's worth noting is that although I drank I didn't do drugs--didn't like them--made my brain nonfunctional--later I asked the SO what the heck Pauli was doing--Mexican black tar heroin and some upper--probably Meth. Lovely group of people I ran around with. But a lot of them were really nice when they weren't on drug cocktails and a scotch a bourbon and a glass of beer.
I just reread this Kenny--you're right I couldn't make this stuff up--now I live a quiet life with a couple of cats and a borrowed puppy.
Funny how that works--with this quiet life my doctor complains that my blood pressure is too high--tells me I should do this and that--it must by my age--I never used to have high blood pressure even when I was kicking drunks and dopers out of the house.
PS--that was an oops--that was our Beau that gave me the award--but really--I don't make this chit--a lot of it is too weird to even be fiction.
|02-27-2020 04:06 PM|
Here's cheese plant that 79 was talking about with Sweeky Cheese Curds ! |
|02-27-2020 03:46 PM|
Hey playboy !!! Hair flip !!! |
What's shaken !!
Are you finally done building stuff?
|02-27-2020 03:17 PM|
Originally Posted by ECIN View Post
When it comes to story time, AuntBug has the Royal Flush of Life experiences.
- all True of coarse...No one could ever make this chit up
- 5 vehicles in 58 years / drive'en till their stolen or burned into Hell
What a trip with Brother George, from our best Bud Doc....one bourbon, one scotch, and one beer.
Because YOU2 are TODAYS WINNERS - George Thorogood - Bad To The Bone - 7/5/1984 - Capitol Theatre (Official)
George Thorogood - Boogie Chillen No. 2 - 7/5/1984 - Capitol Theatre (Official)
|02-27-2020 02:43 PM|
Originally Posted by Meldrew79 View Post
BTW - Take E 28
|02-27-2020 02:41 PM|
|ECIN|| I paid too much for it but sold it at a profit to a drunken druggy who thought it looked wonderful and the back was big enough to sleep in if he was so screwed up he couldn't drive |
Was that Ray Aunt Bug
|02-27-2020 02:24 PM|
For a great domestic White Cheddar the dairy at Washington State University's Vet School makes one--it's aged a minimum of two years--sealed in a metal can and you can age it as much more as you want. All of their cheeses are great but I'm a big fan of white Cheddar (all of the made in Vermont white Cheddar's are great too) |
I don't have an address or email addy for WSU's dairy store but you can find it on Google and I recommend it highly. The only thing close out here is Tillimuck's (sorry Mel, I spelled that wrong) white Cheddar--it's better that most but still not as good as the WSU product.
|02-27-2020 01:58 PM|
Dagnabbit--DT/CT evidently didn't like the length of the post I just lost...RATS! |
So now the short form is I learned to drive on a 1947 Ford Coupe
Took my drivers test on my mothers giant Chev station wagon.
First car--1962 VW Bug Ocean Blue
Second car 1969 VW Bug Endeavor Blue
Third car--very used yellow(ick) VW hatch back--might have been a 1975
Fourth car--1983 Toyota Tacoma
Fifth car--used 1999 Toyota Tacoma--I'm still driving it...I think I bought it in 2005
Cars 1 and 2 were stolen
Car 3 used and a desperation move--I paid too much for it but sold it at a profit to a drunken druggy who thought it looked wonderful and the back was big enough to sleep in if he was so screwed up he couldn't drive. He drove it for years--replacing things that fell off or died or burned up (that was the air filter for the engine--a cop drove up behind him as he opened the hood and put the fire out for him.
Car 4 blew an oil pump when I was on the freeway in the middle of rush hour traffic and I couldn't get over fast enough to keep the engine from turning into a lump of metal.
Car 5--well I'm still driving it.
I hate to learn to drive something new--so if it hadn't been stolen I'd probably still be driving the 1992 VW--even though it only had something like 35 HP (I've used industrial sewing machines that had more HP than that.
So I just go on driving them until someone steels them or the wheels fall off...and the vehicle that I'd really like since I'm down to one borrowed puppy is a Toyota Rav4.
lets see--that makes 5 vehicles in 58 years--not so bad...
|02-27-2020 01:50 PM|
I also really like Scray Cheese, which is a little place out in the middle of nowhere. Official address is De Pere, but it's very country. They make fresh cheese curds on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The dill/garlic curds are to die for. Hmmm...what day is it today!?
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