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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2017, 04:26:18 PM »

     
No pleasing some people.





     It's all or nothing? Sorry, I don't digress.

     One day the two of us were riding in a car with my mother, it was the mid '80s, going through Porter Square by the Star Market and my mother says "Star is Rats spelled backwards". You can't buy that at any price.
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2017, 07:23:53 PM »
     
     It's all or nothing? Sorry, I don't digress.

     One day the two of us were riding in a car with my mother, it was the mid '80s, going through Porter Square by the Star Market and my mother says "Star is Rats spelled backwards". You can't buy that at any price.

What came first though? 'Star' or 'Rats'?

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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2017, 07:42:51 PM »
What came first though? 'Star' or 'Rats'?

Arts, clearly.

And before we start getting too far on-topic, I'd like to comment that I think this is the most hilarious page on Wikipedia, because of its utter pointlessness:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_Warriors_(band)

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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2017, 12:03:08 AM »
Arts, clearly.

And before we start getting too far on-topic, I'd like to comment that I think this is the most hilarious page on Wikipedia, because of its utter pointlessness:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_Warriors_(band)
Well, that is just about the most boring thing I have ever begun to read.

Somehow its pointlessness reminds me of a youtube video I started to watch today but switched off due to its incomprehensibility:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/3p10knivMRg&amp;t=115s" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/3p10knivMRg&amp;t=115s</a>

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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2017, 02:05:29 AM »
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Even on very specialized forums and lists, off-topic posting is not necessarily frowned upon,[1] but a common netiquette convention is to mark a new off-topic posting or email by beginning it with "OT"[2] - for example in a forum discussing the Linux operating system someone might post: "OT: Wow, did you feel that earthquake?".

Posting off-topic messages to deliberately aggravate other members is a form of trolling.
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2017, 09:34:57 AM »
The grass won't be greener on the other side if you use herbicide on your neighbors' lawns.  Just a thought.

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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2017, 09:47:13 AM »
Should always proof before printing 20 copies.
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2017, 03:33:21 AM »
Arts, clearly.

And before we start getting too far on-topic, I'd like to comment that I think this is the most hilarious page on Wikipedia, because of its utter pointlessness:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_Warriors_(band)

*blocks your path*


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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2017, 05:08:21 AM »
The markets seem to have recovered sufficiently from the uncertainty all through the El Tupé campaign, that this is the best my retirement fund has done in a year.  Mind you, it has done little more than to recover the high point of that period . . . .
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2017, 09:06:29 AM »
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Woodstock was originally supposed to take place in Wallkill, Orange County, New York. However, the town board quickly passed a bill stating you must have permit in order to host any event over 5,000. A permit was applied for but was denied because the plan for the portable toilets were called inadequate. A dairy farmer in New York heard about the concert and its planning issues and offered up his farm for the event. Good thing, because the event saw a lot more than 5,000 people.

Or, bad thing, because the plan for portable toilets remained inadequate.

(As I continued to read:)

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Woodstock was not planned very well. The promoters originally stated there were only going to be 50,000. However, they knew at least 250,000 would most likely show. Ultimately 400,000 people showed up. There were 3 toilets for every 10,000 concert goers.
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2017, 09:51:07 AM »
deliquesce
[del-i-kwes]

verb (used without object), deliquesced, deliquescing.
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to become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts.
2.
to melt away.
3.
Botany. to form many small divisions or branches.

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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2017, 11:47:19 AM »
Tomato ketchup is an anti-carcinogenic food.
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #32 on: March 25, 2017, 02:56:52 PM »

     Nylon tapewound bass strings are brighter than flatwound strings but not as bright as roundwound strings.

     

     
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #33 on: March 27, 2017, 06:09:01 AM »
That video is such a cheat: those aren't really hydrogen molecules singing, at all.
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2017, 11:19:06 AM »
A wonderful, informative, hilarious, touching documentary about Viv Stanshall of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.

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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #35 on: March 29, 2017, 03:36:29 AM »
Three support-staff colleagues have left in the past ten days (and a fourth is on medical leave for four weeks).
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2017, 12:51:34 AM »
     
     It's all or nothing? Sorry, I don't digress.

     One day the two of us were riding in a car with my mother, it was the mid '80s, going through Porter Square by the Star Market and my mother says "Star is Rats spelled backwards". You can't buy that at any price.

I know mums usually know best, but your mother did at that time fail to point out to you that beside the fact that "Star" is the palindrome of "Rats" (and vice verso) that both "Star" and "Rats" are anagrams for "Arts" (as pointed out by Mahlerian) and "Tsar."
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« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2017, 12:54:13 AM »
Just wondering...
is the patent attorney N. Stephan Kinsella's book
Against Intellectual Property, uh, under Copyright?
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2017, 01:35:12 AM »


Ah, Monsieur's very long sword must be especially challenging for the Monsieur's tailor.
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Re: The Thread for Those Who Wish to be Digressive
« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2017, 01:42:38 AM »
I'll be Ingressive instead of Digressive, can I have a tip now?  ;)
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