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Off-Topic / Re: Area 51
« on: August 23, 2019, 10:25:33 am »Message ID: 1289577

And no they are not going to let any bozo that wants go in that area.  Just like NASA will not allow and random person in to every area of their facilities.


No kidding! This was just in our local news not long ago after a guy running from police decided to take a detour into a NASA facility just south of here.  My guess is that he wasn't familiar with the area and didn't know that there was a barricaded government facility on the road he chose to go down!


First link is the incident itself; second link details his criminal sentencing and hefty restitution he has to pay to NASA. Likely due to the damage he caused to their security gate, but they are very serious about keeping unauthorized people out of the area!


http://www.sanduskyregister.com/story/201903140007
http://www.sanduskyregister.com/story/201907310031#!

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Off-Topic / Re: New Cat
« on: August 19, 2019, 10:40:02 am »Message ID: 1289118
So far so good... They aren't best friends and there is at least one daily "get the bleep away from me" hiss from one of the cats directed towards the other.  But they are co-existing without any outright fights and neither has acted out in other ways to show us any displeasure with the living arrangements.

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Debate & Discuss / Re: Have any great salad or pasta recipes ?
« on: August 19, 2019, 10:19:31 am »Message ID: 1289113
^ I just made another batch of the pasta salad described above.  Here is what it looks like as a finished product. The larger reddish splotches are pimentos that were included in the jar of sliced green olives. The tiny red specs are probably red peppers as part of the Italian dressing.



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Off-Topic / Re: Movie Ratings
« on: August 19, 2019, 08:22:28 am »Message ID: 1289089
Any parent (or any adult for that matter) can take a child into an R rated movie, but the theater (hopefully) wouldn't allow a child in by himself/herself to see an R rated movie. Internally, I would personally question any adult who took a child in to an R movie, but I would not outwardly call them out on it because it's none of my business.


The ratings are there for a reason, although they are very subjectively assigned. But most of the crap on network TV today would have been assigned an R rating if it was in the movie theater. About the only thing you don't get on TV is bad language (and that is slowly being whittled away) - but all of the other things that would warrant an R rating are rampant on TV = violence, nudity, sexual situations. And where there used to be a line between network TV and cable - that distinction was blurred a long time ago so you can hardly tell the difference these days.

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Off-Topic / Re: Football Season 2019!
« on: August 19, 2019, 08:04:03 am »Message ID: 1289088
This is about the time I usually lament we don't have FC Fantasy Football anymore. :(


I am still bummed that I missed out on the FC FF when it was around!  That would have been fun.


I had my first live draft of the season yesterday afternoon. It was excruciating! 12 team league with 17 roster spots and NO time restrictions on making picks. It took over four hours and the final three rounds were predominantly kickers and defenses.  You don't need ten minutes to make a pick that you aren't likely going to keep anyway!  (We were at BW3 and one owner had a second live draft going on at the same time on the other side of the restaurant = so he kept disappearing and coming back to make his picks, but had to get himself updated on who was taken while he was gone).


A big mess! Now I have an online draft coming up a week from tomorrow. Thankfully those have auto imposed 90 second time limits!

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Off-Topic / Re: Have you ever gotten attached to another FC member?
« on: August 17, 2019, 08:35:16 pm »Message ID: 1288908
I think maybe attached was the wrong word to use - I guess I mean miss seeing their posts when they aren't on anymore or sense concern that they are not doing well.   :rose:


As I was reading through this thread, I kind of got the sense that this was what you really meant and I think it is good that you clarified it that way. While I am not 'close' to any other regulars or communicating outside of FC, I do agree with a few others who have said that they look forward to reading posts from certain users and feel a sense of familiarity with them.


I've noticed several regulars who suddenly stopped posting.  I've wondered what the circumstances were, but stopped short of assuming anything.
If i can help...1 was banned.....1 other on borderline.


I wasn't talking about hitch0403 or ericborn1980, etc. who it appears were banned for having multiple accounts.  I was specifically thinking of brian8713 - who frequently posted about his anxiety and relationship issues; and also one other person, Dvessella1983, who was a frequent poster several years ago but then suddenly stopped. She often posted what she believed were helpful FC hints and tips - her posts were generally prone to typos and spelling errors, but still she was attempting to be helpful most of the time and was regularly hitting her 30 monthly posts.


According to their forum profiles, Brian was last active in March of 2019 after being quite active for a good stretch. Dvessella was a staple from April 2016 through July of 2017.


I wasn't "attached" to either of these members, but the sudden end to their posts when they had been regulars just makes me curious if something may have happened, or if there was a ban of some sort or what.

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Off-Topic / Re: Have you ever gotten attached to another FC member?
« on: August 16, 2019, 10:02:48 am »Message ID: 1288728
I think maybe attached was the wrong word to use - I guess I mean miss seeing their posts when they aren't on anymore or sense concern that they are not doing well.   :rose:


As I was reading through this thread, I kind of got the sense that this was what you really meant and I think it is good that you clarified it that way. While I am not 'close' to any other regulars or communicating outside of FC, I do agree with a few others who have said that they look forward to reading posts from certain users and feel a sense of familiarity with them.


I've noticed several regulars who suddenly stopped posting.  I've wondered what the circumstances were, but stopped short of assuming anything.

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Off-Topic / Re: Do you have grown children who try to boss you around
« on: August 16, 2019, 09:49:02 am »Message ID: 1288725
My mother is on this forum (she's my only active FC referral among many dozens) and pipes up an opinion on different topics every now and then. She better not say that her grown kids boss her around (unless she is talking about my sister) and if she DOES say that about me - I will just have to have a face to face talk with her, set her straight, and make sure she knows to not say such things in public regardless of whether it is true or not! 
 ;)

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Off-Topic / Re: Stress *bleep* Day/Night
« on: August 16, 2019, 08:35:24 am »Message ID: 1288716

Why would you not be interested?  You don't even know what it is.  You are judging by the name and auto thinking drugs.

They have it at Walmart and pretty much every where else.  It is not different than any of the other supplements they have.


Perhaps she just isn't in need of a stress bleep pill/supplement. Saying that she isn't interested isn't being judgmental or "auto thinking drugs".  Some people just aren't interested in taking more pills/supplements than they already have to. Nothing wrong or judgmental about that...

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Off-Topic / Re: "Monthly First Sat" Sample Day @Petsmart
« on: August 16, 2019, 08:26:47 am »Message ID: 1288714
We have a Petco and a Pet Supplies Plus in town, but no Pet Smart. One was rumored to be coming a few years ago, along with several other stores in a new strip mall, but that construction plan fell through and it was never built.

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Off-Topic / Re: Things I thought funny
« on: August 15, 2019, 06:33:25 am »Message ID: 1288578
tjshorty, any chance of you telling us who in particular it was you were watching?   :D

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Off-Topic / Re: Do you enter in contests..
« on: August 13, 2019, 09:26:26 am »Message ID: 1288343
I do surveys and contests on the bottom of receipts, too.  Have gotten free prizes (appetizers, desserts, extra savings).


The trick is that they make us think that we have won something for free, but in reality, we end up buying more than what the "free" item is - so they made a sale that they otherwise wouldn't have since we wouldn't have come in if not for the free coupon.


I'm all in favor of coupons for something or some place I would have already been going to/buying anyway. But I am careful to not overspend just because I have a free coupon for something/place new.

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Off-Topic / Re: Freebies
« on: August 13, 2019, 09:16:07 am »Message ID: 1288341
Sometimes random companies will send out samples and people post the link on their freebie website.  Which totally defeats what the company was trying to do.  They are not just wanting to give their product away to people who just want free stuff.  The point is to get people to try the product that will be likely to purchase it.


I'm trying to understand how that defeats the purpose. Wouldn't that reinforce the purpose? Get it into more people's hands to test/try... in the hopes that some (who otherwise wouldn't know about the product) will find it useful and go out and buy it.

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Off-Topic / Re: Football Season 2019!
« on: August 12, 2019, 07:37:16 am »Message ID: 1288153
I am really excited to see what Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown do this year and how their diva attitudes will affect two new locker rooms!  Looks like Brown is much more of a [literal] head case than many of us already knew and may opt to not play at all; and after taking a year long vacation Bell is running behind a much more suspect offensive line (although the Jets do appear to be shoring it up a bit).


Steelers are definitely in the 'addition by subtraction' mode for 2019.

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Off-Topic / Re: Music while you drive?
« on: August 12, 2019, 07:28:42 am »Message ID: 1288152
i always have Sirius on.
I know you are talking about the satellite radio service, but I am picturing you (even though I have no idea what 'you' look like) driving around in a juiced up muscle car with the Alan Parsons song "Sirius" playing over and over non-stop.  If you don't recognize the song by its title, google it and it might be something that sounds familiar.

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