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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Tuco » 25 Aug 2018, 07:01

Yesterday I learned that if you're pulled over on the side of the road taking a whizz and a Border Patrolman stops and asks you what you're doing, "I'll give you three guesses, Sherlock," is not the way he would like you to answer.

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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Warren » 25 Aug 2018, 10:10

Tuco wrote:
25 Aug 2018, 07:01
Yesterday I learned that if you're pulled over on the side of the road taking a whizz and a Border Patrolman stops and asks you what you're doing, "I'll give you three guesses, Sherlock," is not the way he would like you to answer.
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by lunchstealer » 25 Aug 2018, 17:52

Shit. I'm assuming you don't need bail money. Fuck that guy.
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Warren » 25 Aug 2018, 19:51

It's the "Sherlock" that makes it. Though I always go with "Barney".
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 25 Aug 2018, 22:50

JD wrote:
25 Apr 2018, 18:04
I would need to see a good bit more supporting evidence before I believed this story at all, even given that it wasn't so much "the USAF proposed" as "one USAF officer proposed."
The Air Force would never have proposed something that would have interfered with so many golf games.

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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Tuco » 26 Aug 2018, 06:20

Warren wrote:
25 Aug 2018, 10:10
Tuco wrote:
25 Aug 2018, 07:01
Yesterday I learned that if you're pulled over on the side of the road taking a whizz and a Border Patrolman stops and asks you what you're doing, "I'll give you three guesses, Sherlock," is not the way he would like you to answer.
*puts popcorn in µ-wave*
Tell us more.
Usual shit. Lemme see your ID, put your hands on the hood, is this your veehickle, ran my pistol, kind of did a half-assed rifling through my pickup. No cuffs this time, didn't call backup or anything, and I didn't get shot or even lectured. Kind of anticlimactic.

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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Tuco » 26 Aug 2018, 06:27

lunchstealer wrote:
25 Aug 2018, 17:52
Shit. I'm assuming you don't need bail money. Fuck that guy.
Somewhere there is a BP agent on a message board telling the same story, and someone is responding "Fuck that guy."

It's almost poetic.

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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by JD » 31 Aug 2018, 10:53

I'd never heard of this pangram before today: Jack amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase!
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Warren » 31 Aug 2018, 11:33

JD wrote:
31 Aug 2018, 10:53
I'd never heard of this pangram before today: Jack amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase!
After which, we promptly judged antique ivory buckles for the next prize.
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by JD » 20 Sep 2018, 14:08

Daniel Defoe (the author of Robinson Crusoe) was once sentenced to the pillory for his political activities; however, he was popular enough with the crowd that instead of throwing manure and eggs and dead animals at him, they threw flowers.

He also wrote this, which is still sadly applicable here and now:
I only infer that an Englishman, of all men, ought not to despise foreigners as such, and I think the inference is just, since what they are to-day, we were yesterday, and to-morrow they will be like us. If foreigners misbehave in their several stations and employments, I have nothing to do with that; the laws are open to punish them equally with natives, and let them have no favour. But when I see the town full of lampoons and invectives against Dutchmen only because they are foreigners, and the King reproached and insulted by insolent pedants, and ballad-making poets for employing foreigners, and for being a foreigner himself, I confess myself moved by it to remind our nation of their own original, thereby to let them see what a banter is put upon ourselves in it, since, speaking of Englishmen ab origine, we are really all foreigners ourselves.
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by JD » 03 Oct 2018, 15:20

In 1894, a Pennsylvania candy-maker began making bite-sized foil-wrapped drops of chocolate.

They were called Wilbur Buds. That copycat Hershey didn't start making his version until 1907.
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Post by Jennifer » 04 Oct 2018, 20:42

The heart-shaped frozen-nitrogen glacier on Pluto most likely has the consistency of toothpaste. And it is "boiling," though at such a stupendously slow rate that from a human perspective, it may as well be immobile.
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