Re: Way, way OT: PC stuff/rant

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by LT, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. Nancy Young wrote:
    > "sarah bennett" <[email protected]> wrote
    >
    >
    >>I only get *pissed* at the real jackasses. The Suburban Assault Vehicles
    >>with the brights shining in my rearview, trying to go 60 on surface
    >>streets in the snow, the choads who, when all you are trying to do is
    >>maneuver around the guy in your original lane who was going 10 under the
    >>speed limit, race up behind you and act as if 70 isn't fast enough for the
    >>left lane (I gently slow down to the speed limit for those guys, though I
    >>have been told that this is dangerous, and will just piss these people off
    >>more).

    >
    >
    > Heh, I know where you're coming from but that is something that
    > could drive someone to road murder. And once in a while, every once
    > in a blue moon, you hear about someone getting a (YESSSSS!!) ticket
    > for driving in the left lane without passing. So long as I was passing at
    > a decent clip I wouldn't let the jerks push me too hard. But I do pass
    > and move out of the way.
    >


    Oh, I don't mean merging into the left lane and staying there. I mean,
    merging over for all of 20 seconds, only to have someone come up within
    a few feet of your bumper because they want to go 105 all the time.


    > Of course, if I'm stuck in a line behind someone blithely driving along
    > in the passing lane causing a major logjam, I wouldn't want anyone to
    > hear what I have to say, it usually involves idiots and them not noticing
    > they are leading a (your favorite bad word here) parade! That's the
    > recap of a much longer tantrum but you get the idea.
    >
    >
    >>Those really special folks who can't seem to pick a lane to drive in. For
    >>the most part, though, I'm pretty easygoing about driving. It always
    >>amuses me when someone passes me in that manner that shows how much faster
    >>they think you should be going, and then get stopped up at the next light.
    >>:)

    >
    >
    > Around here it's good sport to watch the local college kids do that. As
    > a matter of fact, I think mom or dad should discreetly follow their child's
    > trip to school a couple of times, bet we'd see some of them taking the bus
    > after that. The students are fearless and LATE for class.


    It doesnt take a college degree to figure out how the ligts on a given
    street are timed. I know exactly how much to speed to catch all the
    green lights on my way home from my mom's for instance.


    --

    saerah

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  2. sarah wrote:

    > I have also learned, that no matter how amusing it might sound at first, a
    > small child repeating the word "asshat" over and over is not a good thing.


    When my girlfriend's kid was just learning to speak, he discovered that he
    could make mommy just MELT if he said, "You're pretty!" So I taught him an
    addendum to that phrase. She was standing in line at the pharmacy when her
    son first spoke the new compliment: "You're pretty, mommy! Nice rack!"

    It was so worth it...

    Bob
     
  3. sarah wrote:

    > It always amuses me when someone passes me in that manner that shows how
    > much faster they think you should be going, and then get stopped up at the
    > next light. :)


    Never bothers me when that happens: You can't hit EVERY light green. Sooner
    or later I WILL make it through the next light, while the people I passed
    have to wait through the red-light cycle.

    Bob
     
  4. Nancy wrote:

    > once in a while, every once in a blue moon, you hear about someone getting
    > a (YESSSSS!!) ticket for driving in the left lane without passing.


    Ohio passed a law earlier this year about enforcing the "slower traffic keep
    right" signs. I haven't heard anything recently about how that effort is
    going.


    > So long as I was passing at a decent clip I wouldn't let the jerks push me
    > too hard. But I do pass and move out of the way.


    I'm the same way; if I'm not in a hurry I'm happy to get out of the way of
    people who obviously are.

    Bob
     
  5. sarah wrote:

    > It doesnt take a college degree to figure out how the ligts on a given
    > street are timed. I know exactly how much to speed to catch all the green
    > lights on my way home from my mom's for instance.


    Did you see the news story which came out sometime within the last couple
    months, stating that 90% of the traffic lights in the USA aren't set
    properly?

    Hey, here's a couple questions for you: Suppose you're coming home at 3:00
    AM on a Thursday morning. You come to a red light where you have a clear
    view of all roads leading into the intersection. You need to turn left to go
    home. (1) What's the point of waiting? (2) If you *do* choose to wait, and
    the traffic light doesn't change for several minutes, THEN do you run it?

    Bob
     
  6. Ophelia

    Ophelia Guest

    "Puester" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Nah. Oh, wait a minute. I have noticed a tendency
    > lately--I've been using the term "a$$hole" an awful
    > lot in the car to refer to other drivers. Gotta
    > watch it when 4 yr. old grandson is in the car.
    > He tends to pick up on things like that....


    Yep! My son was visiting his sister and one day while they were out in
    the car, he yelled to somone, 'I will kick your arse' Guess what 4 year
    old grandson's favourite saying is now?
     
  7. Ophelia

    Ophelia Guest

    "Bob Terwilliger" <[email protected]_spammer.biz> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > sarah wrote:
    >
    >> I have also learned, that no matter how amusing it might sound at
    >> first, a
    >> small child repeating the word "asshat" over and over is not a good
    >> thing.

    >
    > When my girlfriend's kid was just learning to speak, he discovered
    > that he
    > could make mommy just MELT if he said, "You're pretty!" So I taught
    > him an
    > addendum to that phrase. She was standing in line at the pharmacy when
    > her
    > son first spoke the new compliment: "You're pretty, mommy! Nice rack!"


    rack?
     
  8. ravinwulf

    ravinwulf Guest

    On Fri, 02 Dec 2005 09:52:38 GMT, "Ophelia" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >"Bob Terwilliger" <[email protected]_spammer.biz> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> sarah wrote:
    >>
    >>> I have also learned, that no matter how amusing it might sound at
    >>> first, a
    >>> small child repeating the word "asshat" over and over is not a good
    >>> thing.

    >>
    >> When my girlfriend's kid was just learning to speak, he discovered
    >> that he
    >> could make mommy just MELT if he said, "You're pretty!" So I taught
    >> him an
    >> addendum to that phrase. She was standing in line at the pharmacy when
    >> her
    >> son first spoke the new compliment: "You're pretty, mommy! Nice rack!"

    >
    >rack?


    Slang for breasts.

    Regards,
    Tracy R.
     
  9. kilikini

    kilikini Guest

    "Michael "Dog3" Lonergan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "kilikini" <[email protected]> looking for trouble wrote in
    > news:[email protected]:
    >
    > >
    > > "Doug Kanter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:M%[email protected]
    > >>
    > >> "kilikini" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >> news:[email protected]
    > >> >
    > >> > "Doug Kanter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >> > news:[email protected]
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "Michael "Dog3" Lonergan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:[email protected]
    > >> >> > "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> looking for trouble wrote in
    > >> >> > news:[email protected]:
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> "Michael "Dog3" Lonergan" <[email protected]> wrote
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >>> We are talking a quiet and very private drive. She went nuts
    > >> >> >>> on

    > > me.
    > >> >> >>> Well, I guess the Gay Pride Flag I had planned is cancelled.
    > >> >> >>> I got this off my chest.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> Her loss, Michael, the hell with her, she's got the problem,
    > >> >> >> not

    > > you.
    > >> >> >> Though, maybe you should stop skipping around the neighborhood
    > >> >> >> in that gay Ungaro frock you like so much. Just a thought.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> nancy
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > That is so funny and I do not do that but Gawd... Thanks for the

    > > laugh.
    > >> >> > Me
    > >> >> > in a pink Mu Mu in this neighborhood would be a riot.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Buy her a copy of the movie "Flawless". She'll go out of her mind.

    > > Great
    > >> >> movie, by the way:
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Homophobe Walt Koontz (Robert De Niro) suffers a debilitating
    > >> >> stroke

    > > and
    > >> >> must take theraputic singing lessons (for his paralyzed larynx).
    > >> >> But

    > > the
    > >> > guy
    > >> >> doling out the lessons happens to be his next-door neighbor, Rusty
    > >> > Zimmerman
    > >> >> (Philip Seymour Hoffman) -- a florid drag queen who despises
    > >> >> bigoted straight people. With luck, maybe the two men will meet in
    > >> >> the middle.
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >
    > >> > I've never heard of this movie! I'm gonna have to download it.
    > >> > Thanks!
    > >> >
    > >> > kili
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >> Definitely - see the movie. But...download? From where?
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > > EMule. I've got it going now.
    > >
    > > kili

    >
    > Was it free?
    >
    > Michael
    >


    Yeah, but at the risk of getting flamed, I wear an eye patch. Have for
    about 10 years. Can't remember the last time I actually paid for anything.

    kili
     
  10. sf

    sf Guest

    On 1 Dec 2005 19:30:04 -0600, Bob Terwilliger wrote:

    > Denny Wheeler replied to The Bubbo:
    >
    > >> I am not a bad drive but I am a very fast driver and I take too many
    > >> risks when i am alone in the car. Perhaps that's the compromise of the
    > >> bisexual driver?

    > >
    > > Nah. That's the compromise of many of us. :)

    >
    > Reminds me of one of the things I utter in the throes of road rage: "Did you
    > ever notice that SLOW and STUPID mean the same thing? OF COURSE YOU NEVER
    > NOTICED!"
    >
    > Anybody else here prone to road rage?
    >

    Only when I see two cars racing and weaving between cars at 100+.
    --

    Practice safe eating. Always use condiments.
     
  11. sf

    sf Guest

    On 1 Dec 2005 19:30:04 -0600, Bob Terwilliger wrote:

    > Denny Wheeler replied to The Bubbo:
    >
    > >> I am not a bad drive but I am a very fast driver and I take too many
    > >> risks when i am alone in the car. Perhaps that's the compromise of the
    > >> bisexual driver?

    > >
    > > Nah. That's the compromise of many of us. :)

    >
    > Reminds me of one of the things I utter in the throes of road rage: "Did you
    > ever notice that SLOW and STUPID mean the same thing? OF COURSE YOU NEVER
    > NOTICED!"
    >
    > Anybody else here prone to road rage?
    >

    Only when I see two cars racing and weaving between cars at 100+.
    --

    Practice safe eating. Always use condiments.
     
  12. sf

    sf Guest

    On Fri, 02 Dec 2005 02:06:11 GMT, Puester wrote:

    > Gotta watch it when 4 yr. old grandson is in the car.
    > He tends to pick up on things like that....
    >

    You have a 4 yr. old grandson too? We need to trade granny picts
    sometime soon!

    :)
    --

    Practice safe eating. Always use condiments.
     
  13. sf

    sf Guest

    On Fri, 02 Dec 2005 02:06:11 GMT, Puester wrote:

    > Gotta watch it when 4 yr. old grandson is in the car.
    > He tends to pick up on things like that....
    >

    You have a 4 yr. old grandson too? We need to trade granny picts
    sometime soon!

    :)
    --

    Practice safe eating. Always use condiments.
     
  14. sf

    sf Guest

    On Thu, 1 Dec 2005 23:37:36 -0500, Nancy Young wrote:

    > So long as I was passing at
    > a decent clip I wouldn't let the jerks push me too hard. But I do pass
    > and move out of the way.


    Sounds like someone is caught in two lane hell. We have at least 4
    lanes (in one direction) out here, but there are enough annoying
    drivers to cover all of them. We have: tailgaters: no matter what
    lane you're in - you're in their way. The lanes to the left and right
    of you can be free, but they want yours. "Drifters"... who float from
    lane to lane and don't notice you are taking the space they want.
    Racers who weave in and out of cars trying to out hormone the other
    guy at twice the posted speed limit and then there's *obliviousman*,
    who drives at street speeds on the freeway.

    We're doomed.
    :)
    --

    Practice safe eating. Always use condiments.
     
  15. Andy

    Andy Guest

    sf wrote:

    >> Anybody else here prone to road rage?
    >>

    > Only when I see two cars racing and weaving between cars at 100+.



    Only TWO cars??? I think we posted about the NJ Turnpike!

    I'll road rage when I get passed by a Chevette, but that hasn't happened,
    yet.


    --
    Andy
    Cruisin' at Mach .131370302
     
  16. sf

    sf Guest

    On Fri, 02 Dec 2005 05:16:17 -0600, Andy wrote:

    > sf wrote:
    >
    > >> Anybody else here prone to road rage?
    > >>

    > > Only when I see two cars racing and weaving between cars at 100+.

    >
    >
    > Only TWO cars??? I think we posted about the NJ Turnpike!
    >
    > I'll road rage when I get passed by a Chevette, but that hasn't happened,
    > yet.


    Chevettes are the benchmark where you are? We have souped up Hondas
    (mainly) doing that sort of thing. Usually they are lowered, with a
    spoiler and lettering on the sides.
    --

    Practice safe eating. Always use condiments.
     
  17. Ophelia

    Ophelia Guest

    "ravinwulf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Fri, 02 Dec 2005 09:52:38 GMT, "Ophelia" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>"Bob Terwilliger" <[email protected]_spammer.biz> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected]
    >>> sarah wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I have also learned, that no matter how amusing it might sound at
    >>>> first, a
    >>>> small child repeating the word "asshat" over and over is not a good
    >>>> thing.
    >>>
    >>> When my girlfriend's kid was just learning to speak, he discovered
    >>> that he
    >>> could make mommy just MELT if he said, "You're pretty!" So I taught
    >>> him an
    >>> addendum to that phrase. She was standing in line at the pharmacy
    >>> when
    >>> her
    >>> son first spoke the new compliment: "You're pretty, mommy! Nice
    >>> rack!"

    >>
    >>rack?

    >
    > Slang for breasts.


    ??? why would anyone deliberately want to teach a tiny child to say that
    to its mother??
     
  18. On Fri 02 Dec 2005 04:46:36a, Thus Spake Zarathustra, or was it Ophelia?

    >
    > "ravinwulf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> On Fri, 02 Dec 2005 09:52:38 GMT, "Ophelia" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>>"Bob Terwilliger" <[email protected]_spammer.biz> wrote in message
    >>>news:[email protected]
    >>>> sarah wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> I have also learned, that no matter how amusing it might sound at
    >>>>> first, a
    >>>>> small child repeating the word "asshat" over and over is not a good
    >>>>> thing.
    >>>>
    >>>> When my girlfriend's kid was just learning to speak, he discovered
    >>>> that he
    >>>> could make mommy just MELT if he said, "You're pretty!" So I taught
    >>>> him an
    >>>> addendum to that phrase. She was standing in line at the pharmacy
    >>>> when her son first spoke the new compliment: "You're pretty, mommy!
    >>>> Nice rack!"
    >>>
    >>>rack?

    >>
    >> Slang for breasts.

    >
    > ??? why would anyone deliberately want to teach a tiny child to say that
    > to its mother??


    You're forgetting that *you* live iin a civilized country.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright *¿*
    _____________________________________________

    A chicken in every pot is a *LOT* of chicken!
     
  19. Ophelia

    Ophelia Guest

    "Wayne Boatwright" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Fri 02 Dec 2005 04:46:36a, Thus Spake Zarathustra, or was it
    > Ophelia?
    >
    >>
    >> "ravinwulf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> On Fri, 02 Dec 2005 09:52:38 GMT, "Ophelia" <[email protected]>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>>"Bob Terwilliger" <[email protected]_spammer.biz> wrote in message
    >>>>news:[email protected]
    >>>>> sarah wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> I have also learned, that no matter how amusing it might sound at
    >>>>>> first, a
    >>>>>> small child repeating the word "asshat" over and over is not a
    >>>>>> good
    >>>>>> thing.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> When my girlfriend's kid was just learning to speak, he discovered
    >>>>> that he
    >>>>> could make mommy just MELT if he said, "You're pretty!" So I
    >>>>> taught
    >>>>> him an
    >>>>> addendum to that phrase. She was standing in line at the pharmacy
    >>>>> when her son first spoke the new compliment: "You're pretty,
    >>>>> mommy!
    >>>>> Nice rack!"
    >>>>
    >>>>rack?
    >>>
    >>> Slang for breasts.

    >>
    >> ??? why would anyone deliberately want to teach a tiny child to say
    >> that
    >> to its mother??

    >
    > You're forgetting that *you* live iin a civilized country.


    It isn't that civilised any more:(
     
  20. In article <[email protected]>,
    "kilikini" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Michael "Dog3" Lonergan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > "kilikini" <[email protected]> looking for trouble wrote in
    > > news:[email protected]:


    > > >> > I've never heard of this movie! I'm gonna have to download it.
    > > >> > Thanks!
    > > >> >
    > > >> > kili
    > > >> >
    > > >> >
    > > >>
    > > >> Definitely - see the movie. But...download? From where?
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >
    > > > EMule. I've got it going now.
    > > >
    > > > kili

    > >
    > > Was it free?
    > >
    > > Michael
    > >

    >
    > Yeah, but at the risk of getting flamed, I wear an eye patch.


    Have you seen an opthalmologist about that?

    > kili

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