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Diffuse the situation 1 comments
guest · 1 week ago
Worked with a (non military, but worked on cleanup of govt sites and in his late 50's) EOD guy, he was
-super nice,
-had all his fingers,
-had had three heart attacks and still ate at Brazillian steakhouses (the red half/green half pegs where they keep bringing the various meat on a spit as long has you have the green half turned up) because in his line of work didn't see any reason to bother with healthy eating.
That comment 100% sounds like something Ricky would say.
Panda-shaped solar farm in China 1 comments
guest · 1 week ago
That was the design/illustration of it - go to snopes (since it doesn't like links) fact-check/panda-solar-farm-china/ - the image closest to the source is how it actually looks.
Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear a red suit 21 comments
guest · 2 weeks ago
A coworker used to work on the legal cases that dealt with disgusting sick people like this guy. It's not just an attraction thing, it's a power thing (yes, I know it both are horrible). If you chemically castrate it doesn't stop the abuse, they just use fingers and foreign objects. Chemically or physically castrating won't solve the issue as nice as the fantasy that it would is imagined to be.
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In Finland, products are left free 10 days before the expiry date 11 comments
guest · 2 weeks ago
The sales on short dated items vary by store in the US, for those making these comments and not actually ever grocery shopped here.
Discounts in "super stores" (Target, Walmart, etc.) can, but not always, go to 50-80% off for things that need to be used in the next 2-3 days. Easiest place for them to do this is in bakery items, but I've seen yogurt go from being $1 each down to $.33 each. Some grocery stores will add coupons, best place I've found for this is Harris Teeters w/ a standard $#off for remainder, where due to sales I've gotten paid (change but still) for buying things (like the cheese & nut snack packs) that were about to be un-sellable due to dates even though they were perfectly fine.
They may not do this free, but when I'm paying $2.04 for 1lb of butter at Walmart, $5 for a 3lb+ rotisserie chicken at Costco, I want to say $3, $1/lb for tomatoes on the vine, $2/3lb bag of oranges, our daily prices (not Whole Foods types) are dramatically better for meats than Europe.
I kind of hate Disney 7 comments
guest · 3 weeks ago
Yes, but it's not a remake of an animated film into a cg/real life monstrosity.
We 100% have not needed those remakes of Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland x2, Jungle Book, Pete's Dragon though that was already a mix of real life and animation like Bedknobs and Broomsticks and such were back in the day, Aladdin, Lion King, Mulan, Pinocchio, Snow White, et al.
They've been burned trying out new things rather than remakes of animations (John Carter, Mars Needs Moms), and the quasi-sequals & prequils are iffy (Christopher Robin, Mary Poppins Returns, Brooklyn Family Robinson, Solo), and who knows how many more they'll continue on with the "villians/alt side" (Maleficent x2, Cruella, Rose Red). But
These people own the entire Disney franchise, Marvel, 21st Century Fox, Lucasfilm, ESPN, A&E, ABC, Buena Vista. If anyone could take a risk on a bit of original content (with reduced$) it's them, instead they do big budget remakes trying to con on people's nostalgia.
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But does it have marajuana seeds? 12 comments
guest · 4 weeks ago
Incorrect. They do not have racalcitrant seeds (mostly tropical - avacado, mango, mangosteen, cocoa, etc) as they cannot survive drying or freezing temperatures.
Bananas do have seeds, the most common commercial bananas do not have viable seeds as they are clones of the species that have been bred until the seed (in those the tiny brown/black flecks) is useless, much like seedless watermelon have been bred to have the fruit ripen while the seed is undeveloped. Potatoes do have seeds, the flowers can set fruit which produce seed pods, but commercially they are grown from portions of the tubers.
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How many number 1s are there 3 comments
guest · 4 weeks ago
Part of it is how carefully specific they get, "#1 Kid's Animated Film this week" "#1 Action Movie opening last weekend" (only #1 because there were no other [genre] films, or specific type opening that weekend, etc.)
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Jontron making good use of time 5 comments
guest · 6 weeks ago
As someone who doesn't care for the cookie of the Oreo, the Oreo thins, especially the mint ones, are IMO best. They have thinner cookies as well as the thinner icing but the ratio works out better, a bit of crunch and proportionally lots of the gloriously terrible for you filling. If you've never tried them, really give it one shot (if you like mint chocolate, again go for the mint), was very pleasantly surprised.
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How to fight d*ck pics 4 comments
guest · 7 weeks ago
Honestly try contacting the FBI, (fbi.gov/contact-us) child exploitation is in their scope. There is a tips and public leads link off of that site. Unlike local government/police they can work across state lines (not needing to know the location of the person posting, nor needing to know where the crime occurred).
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I need this 11 comments
guest · 7 weeks ago
Looks like it's The Ace Family Size, which are 80"x144" (slightly over 6 and a half feet by 12 feet) which is fantastic, but man are they and their bedding expensive.
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I expect nothing short of rotisserie chicken 6 comments
guest · 8 weeks ago
Costco rotisserie chickens are at minimum 3lbs, 20 McNuggets are nowhere near that, go for the Costco!
Top ten most alchoholic drinks 21 comments
guest · 12 weeks ago
...Seriously? I understand it's a common american pie-esque joke but in the best part of summer for watermelons being on sale they're $5-6, any other time they're a few dollars more. Going with the cheap season, if you're going to fantasize about bruising yourself against the hard rind of fruit for however watermelon would feel on your parts (not a guy but it just doesn't seem like an appealing texture) splurge the extra change ($6.50) and get any one of the Tenga Eggs, something designed for exactly that, lubricant included.
Top ten most alchoholic drinks 21 comments
guest · 12 weeks ago
What's dangerous is when they do the drunken melon type things (cut a hole in a seedless watermelon, pour a bottle or if a small melon whatever will fit from a bottle of everclear in, put rind or plug back in, refrigerate, take out and cut up for party to produce super strong alcohol infused fruit; can also do by dousing fruit salad and stirring occasionally so it absorbs). You don't realize just how strong it is and get absolutely trashed on what seems like just a little/handful of boozy fruit.
We will DRAG them, kicking and screaming, into the future 4 comments
guest · 13 weeks ago
Because it's more secure than email, and faster than hand delivery (in most cases).
Don't get me wrong, I hate facsimile for it's lack of ease, but if you need to send something secure, in a way that can't potentially be hacked (medical info, documentation with PII/identification cards, sealed/private contracts) then faxing it is one of the best ways to do it.
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Safety standards back in 1960s 5 comments
guest · 13 weeks ago
The angle of it looks intense, but there's not "that much" distance between most chairs and the slope. It wouldn't be fun, but it's like 7-10 feet from the ground usually (and when there's snow it's a "soft" buffer) which is easily survivable with minimal injury if you don't land on your head/neck.
Chivalry isn’t dead 15 comments
guest · 14 weeks ago
I had a flat tire once, pulled off the highway onto an exit ramp that had a wide shoulder and started getting the stuff out of my trunk (spare, tire iron, jack). This wonderful guy pulled over behind me, in his suit gets out, showing me his business card while telling me where it was (nearby) and proceeds to do the entire tire change for me under the "let me help you with that" comment but not actually letting me do anything else, not even put the damaged tire back in my trunk. I am not a waif-like damsel in distress looking lady, but that man was amazingly kind. I tried to pay him with my emergency $20 (buying his lunch at the very least) and he refused (if he had left the business card he would have gotten a gift certificate or gift basket delivered, but he did not and I was so frazzled by my first, and hopefully only, flat tire I couldn't remember the name or job), just said that he hopes someone would pull over & help his wife if it happened to her. People can be wonderfully kind.
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Wait what! 6 comments
guest · 14 weeks ago
Likely with a very strong proof alcohol ;)
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The real question 7 comments
guest · 14 weeks ago
In addition to the comments earlier that "menu" is just a list/a list of the food available to eat, a menu could easily be orally communicated rather than just read. A waiter telling you "the special" that isn't included in the printed menu, doesn't make that item any less included.
However on the 'can they read' portion, in Tolkein's writing (The Simarillion) he leads us to believe that Orcs are just the decedents of elves (the eastern Elves, Avari) who have been corrupted. Corrupted or not knowledge is passed from parent to offspring, so it stands to reason that at least rudimentary literacy is there for some.
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HoneydewNOT belong in there 3 comments
guest · 15 weeks ago
To be fair, the store bought fruit salad usually has the abomination that is crunchy, mostly-flavorless, unripe (if you're lucky it's just under-ripe) honeydew and cantaloupe (and sometimes watermelon) that are mixed in as weight/space adding filler instead of more expensive berries.
If you buy your own and get one that smells ripe/sweet (if it doesn't have a scent don't even bother with it) and is a more yellow/orange in it's rind they are wonderful. Too many people just assume if it's in the store it's going to be ripe.
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Always me 5 comments
guest · 15 weeks ago
An easy and inexpensive way to make the lunch/snacks last longer is to have some raw veggies (in particular baby carrots since you don't have to clean/prep them, but cucumbers cut into sticks or similar things work too) and a dip (hummus, peanut/almond butter - plain or with honey, cinnamon, whatever mix ins, tzatziki, cream cheese, ranch, etc.). It's fast, doesn't have to be cooked, the veggies will help fill you up, and the dip will make it tasty. That way you can eat that when you're hungry before lunch and then have your lunch later.
What now? 5 comments
guest · 16 weeks ago
bah, just now noticing I did "you're" because I was going to put "you're held in contempt of court" and then switched it to what should have been "your." Guest so I can't edit it, but I know the difference :/
What now? 5 comments
guest · 16 weeks ago
You don't testify and you're butt gets contempt of court jail and/or fines.
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Don't eat raw cookie dough 7 comments
guest · 16 weeks ago
If you look on the FDA site for their article "Raw Dough's a Raw Deal and Could Make You Sick" from last year there are more details including:
"Flour, regardless of the brand, can contain bacteria that cause disease. In 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local officials, investigated an outbreak of infections that illustrated the dangers of eating raw dough. Dozens of people across the country were sickened by a strain of bacteria called Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O121 ... And don’t make homemade cookie dough ice cream either. If that’s your favorite flavor, buy commercially made products. Manufacturers should use ingredients that include treated flour and pasteurized eggs."
Don't eat raw cookie dough 7 comments
guest · 16 weeks ago
Actually, at least in the US, it's the raw wheat (flour), not the raw eggs that tends to be the bigger problem in having bacteria that will cause sickness when eating raw cookie dough.
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Nice and blunt 1 comments
guest · 17 weeks ago
Sword in the Stone's Archimedes is good for them too -
[Arthur} "That big fish almost swallowed me and Archimedes saved me!"
[Archimedes] "I did nothing of the sort! I intended to eat him! Young perch is my favorite dish, you know that!"
...
[Merlin] "Oh Archimedes, why would you half drown yourself for a tidbit of fish? And after such a big breakfast?"
[Archimedes] "Pinfeathers and gully fluff!"
How do you break the news to him? 9 comments
guest · 17 weeks ago
If you go with any character showing up in Marvel comics as ok to put in the tattoo letters, then with the DC vs Marvel crossover that happened in the 90's then you could say they're both correct.
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Bigoted Bill 4 comments
guest · 17 weeks ago
In case you missed it (watching it with closed captioning), the great caption at the end when Bigoted Bill is waving is "*flappy sound of a racist man waving politely*"
We set a heat record here today 6 comments
guest · 17 weeks ago
It's fake. To have popcorn that pops it needs to first dry (the stalks are dry and brown like straw when it's harvested in Autumn), that corn in the picture is not dry, the kernels are still plump and pressed tight against each other, then cook very hot so fast that the scant bit of moisture left inside boils making it essentially explode inside out. This is just an ear of corn with some popcorn glued on.
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Why’re my eyes so bad??? 3 comments
guest · 17 weeks ago
Agreed, I have bad eyesight, and quite often tell them it's the same, but also if you have an "O" to look at, or a "P", it helps to look at the round parts, how those change shape slightly (Squishing/stretching/which looks most circular), pick the one that looks better for you and just say "They're basically equal good/badness but I like # a little more."
Watermelon is a risky investment 11 comments
guest · 17 weeks ago
Yes, it's the judge by the spot method that is easiest to use (even the people who knock on them for hollowness can use this then their method to their preference), the more yellow it is the longer it ripened on the vine. Once they are picked they do not ripen any more so if it didn't ripen you get that bleh lack of flavor. It makes it really easy to see which are the best in a big container of watermelons.
Caveat - if the watermelon is soft don't pick it regardless of the yellow "sugar spot" the only thing worse than a flavorless watermelon is a mealy and rotting one.
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When you recently moved out and your parents call to check on you 3 comments
guest · 18 weeks ago
Or Emma Thompson, Stranger Than Fiction did quite well with this.
I tried to read this 6 comments
guest · 18 weeks ago
It would have been nice to throw in a "red" and "led" too.
This ukelele playing dog 2 comments
guest · 18 weeks ago
Kinda like that Animal Crossing dog (K.K. Slider)
One man's trash is another man's treasure 7 comments
guest · 18 weeks ago
Likely a textbook warehouse for the local school district getting rid of old (outdated or physical vs the ever increasing trend of digital only) textbooks. There just isn't the space to hold on to everything.
Male students protecting female students in Bangladesh 17 comments
guest · 18 weeks ago
A country's worth is not measured by the way they treat their women.
A country's "worth" is measured by their assets and debts, if you're going to generalize like that try for something like a country's people are measured by how they treat those in need of help" or "children/elderly/disabled/animals" or "those they disagree with. In India, and I assume Bangladeshi's caste system is the same since they share a border, if you think anywhere else is whatever-ist/-isms (race, sex, whatever) then oh my goodness you should see the casteism/prejudice against other castes, you won't be praising the country for one instance of students being protective.
If you see someone protecting women of their community/country but also making any random person's life hell you wouldn't think they were a good person or a person of value.
Dont look here 5 comments
guest · 19 weeks ago
It's an MS Paint Enamel Pin, $18 if you do a quick google.
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Two mature male actors re-enact Youtube comment arguments in an epic short film 4 comments
guest · 19 weeks ago
It's good, but that Sprint commercial set by James Earl Jones and Malcom McDowell still reigns in this sort of genre.
Totes magotes.
You wh*re 1 comments
guest · 19 weeks ago
Technically as a female [unspayed] cat, not a dog, she's a queen, not a bitch.
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Starbucks to the rescue 13 comments
guest · 20 weeks ago
Well not only that but also the sort of sippy cup lid they made in order to "not need" straws takes more plastic than the regular lid. It's just the PR trend of the day.
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Unload the gun rather than wear bulletproof vest 53 comments
guest · 20 weeks ago
Well thank you.
It's one of those things people fall into three camps on - some people know, some people have a vague idea of it in the back of their minds but they don't actually think about the reasoning, and some people don't know/have no need to consider.
Just like a single (not double - double can be effective; I am not a doctor this is not medical advice; also insertion of a copper IUD within a couple days of unprotected sex will also drop your pregnancy chances dramatically and BMI makes no difference for *copper* IUDs; they make periods suck even worse but last 10 years without hormones and if you actually want to get pregnant just have it removed and you're ready!) Plan B emergency contraceptive is less effective up to ineffective as a woman's BMI increases (percentage of the medication dose found in bloodstream). They throw out weight limits but really it's BMI.
I'll stop talking about birth control now.
Thanks again.
Unload the gun rather than wear bulletproof vest 53 comments
guest · 20 weeks ago
It's the reason why women are the ones who birth control is developed for (the hormonal and implantable options, not just prophylactics and surgical options that are available for both men and women) is that the state of being pregnant is more dangerous than the risks and side effects of those birth control options.
While the prevention of STDs and/or preventing pregnancy in a sexual partner is the goal of the options for men they aren't going to develop something with risks of blood clots, heart attacks, stroke, liver tumors, depression, blood pressure irregularities, headaches, and oral health risks for those not physically able to get pregnant themselves and therefore not having the life threatening risk of pregnancy complications.
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Little girl on an emotional roller-coaster at an NHL game last night will melt your heart 4 comments
guest · 20 weeks ago
It looks like they're there together, so it's likely the parent saw and knew but figured (correctly) that if he handed off the puck to the boys the player would keep trying to get one to the girl, so if the first went to the girl as the player intended they would have ended up with just the one.
Is there anything to do in Greenland? 8 comments
guest · 21 weeks ago
Still remember that from The Mighty Ducks...number 3?
No burn ointment for you then 13 comments
guest · 21 weeks ago
There are genuinely people who cannot get them due to compromised immune systems, egg allergies on the ones that can only be grown in eggs, and some people have sensitivities to them (had a coworker who had gotten sick after a vaccination in the past but not all vaccinations, then had the flu shot and got very very sick, developed Guillain-Barre syndrome, got walking pneumonia, severe kidney swelling, etc. I had a flu shot from the same batch/provider/etc. 15 minutes earlier and zero wrong with me or anyone else at work, but she was in and out of the hospital for months.) Those who can and do get the vaccines help provide a herd immunity for those who can't get them. There is currently an issue where there are people immigrating w/o standard vaccination scheduled vaccines (MMR, Dtap, and the like) and there are now resurgences in areas of high concentrations of those unvaccinated populations. Herd immunity doesn't work unless ~90% of the 'herd'/population has the vaccine/immunity.
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It's expensive to be poor 10 comments
guest · 21 weeks ago
While I'll agree with most, the housing is not always true. House values don't always go up and there are many fees associated with home ownership (insurance, taxes, HOA fees, maintenance, appliance repair/replacement, etc.) & tend to be outside of bus lines and things that make commuting without cars easier. W/ an apartment you don't have to worry about selling the house if you need to move locations. Yes houses can increase in value but that value can be wiped out due to a housing crashes, particular employers moving/going out of business, natural disasters, etc. and where you'd not be walking away w/o debt if you were a homeowner, if you were a renter it's a whole lot easier to get back to where you were. In West Virginia/Appalachia areas the coal industry collapsed, those well paying jobs are never coming back, everything else is moving/shutting down, houses are plummeting in price. If you still owed on a home it'll be a lot harder for you to move than a renter. Ditto for Detroit.
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Who doesn't like burger anyways 8 comments
guest · 21 weeks ago
Delicious yes (and as others have pointed out - expensive). Low in sugar and calories, no. Grapes and pineapple especially (also pears , bananas, and apples) are high in sugar. Not as much as candy which is usually close to pure sugar, but fruit is usually a tiny bit of fiber, a large amount of water, and decent amount of sugar. It's the same thing where people don't consider the natural sugars in unsweetened milk. In moderation it's healthy and has good vitamins and protein, but it isn't calorie/sugar free.
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Not the story we deserve, but the story we need 9 comments
guest · 22 weeks ago
"Miami Beach police say 46-year-old Jonathan Crenshaw held a pair of scissors with his feet and stabbed 22-year-old Cesar Coronado just after midnight Tuesday. Crenshaw is well-known in Miami Beach as a street artist who uses his feet to paint, according to local media. Crenshaw claimed he acted in self-defense after Coronado punched him in the head, the Herald reports. Coronado, a tourist visiting from Chicago, and a friend told police that Coronado had only asked for directions before the alleged attack, The publication has profiled Crenshaw in the past and found he has had multiple run-ins with police and other officials, including violent crime charges."
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Makes you think 15 comments
guest · 22 weeks ago
If all or half the people who use childcare just quit to stay home our economy and services would be terrible (doctors, teachers, directors, project managers, all the way down to standard hourly wage workers). There are numerous studies about how child care strengthens the economy, and for low income families they often provide essential meals (some daycares provide multiple meals so it could be the only assured meals some kids get) just like the free and reduced price meals at standard K-12 schools provide.
Blanket statements insinuating parents who use childcare don't see their kids are ignorant.
Just because you chose to live "just above the poverty line & my wife doesn't work" doesn't mean others are wrong in their decision to not live that way. People work, their earnings are taxed, that tax money goes to provide services that everyone uses, even you.
If you were hurt/killed how would your wife support you/herself? Some of us plan for contingencies mere budgeting cant solve.
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Makes you think 15 comments
guest · 22 weeks ago
It also is the catch where if you take five years off of work to take care of your child then you cannot get back into a job at the level you were when you left (possibly happens for a few, but for most you're SOL). Employers want (rightfully) current skills and can't hold a job for you for extended absences. My husband and I love both our children but they were in that infant daycare room at a cost higher than our mortgage, to keep them happy, socialized, and taken care of while we earn the money to ensure they have everything they need now, so we can provide them opportunities in the future, and so that we can retire without needing their support. They love/loved their daycare, they are & know they are loved at home. Some people do really great staying at home with their kids, but it's not feasible for most, & unlike some places where the parents offload their kids onto other kids or grandparents as free childcare, it's not an option, nor the best option, for all.
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Baby shark! 8 comments
guest · 22 weeks ago
They have much smaller baby sharks often pulled up by fishers on the pier at Myrtle Beach, they're like drumstick sized and still perfect replicas of "big scary sharks" but are so stinkin' cute as they sort of squiggle before getting tossed back into the water, you are just so tempted to tap them on their little snoot but those teeth are no joke.
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