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Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd March 2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,107
Posted By Kay King
Re: 7-year-old boy suspended for shaping his food into a gun

...and a reporter is thinking "I got a degree in Journalism for this?":D

Would love to see the letter sent by the school about the "incident".

Parents-
When pastries are provided to students...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th February 2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,237
Posted By SteveJohnson
Re: People Stranded On Carnival Cruise Ship Triumph

Cruise ships travel at 5kts because they don't have to go any faster. Less speed, less fuel consumed. They go fast enough to get where they're going, then get back when they're supposed to.

I may...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th February 2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,237
Posted By lcombs
Re: People Stranded On Carnival Cruise Ship Triumph

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Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th February 2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,237
Posted By Kay King
Re: People Stranded On Carnival Cruise Ship Triumph

I was just watching this on CNN - and laughing.

Carnival is being crucified with calls for them to "do something" - but I don't know what more they can do at this point. They've arranged buses,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 9th February 2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,445
Posted By Dennis Gaskill
Re: Fifth grader brings gun and ammo to school to kill ex girlfriend. 4th grader tells on him.

Just buy the kids some more blood and guts video games, that will help them release their aggression. :rolleyes:
Forum: Off Topic Forum 9th February 2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,445
Posted By yukon
Re: Fifth grader brings gun and ammo to school to kill ex girlfriend. 4th grader tells on him.

When I was in school the principle would whip that azz (not kidding). No phone calls asking permission, just an azz whipping. That was for a fist fight, a gun would have probably got you beat down,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 9th February 2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,445
Posted By Kay King
Re: Fifth grader brings gun and ammo to school to kill ex girlfriend. 4th grader tells on him.

I think it's time to stop laying all the blame on feds or schools. Where are the parents? Where is home education that teaches children to respect other lives or to manage anger? How does a fifth...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd February 2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 722
Posted By Tina Golden
Re: joint pain ...

I don't use that particular product but I can tell you that a glucosamine chondroitin combo helps a lot with arthritis pain. You do not need to follow the directions, either, as most have you consume...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd February 2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 578
Posted By lcombs
Re: Why doesn't Van Morrison Get More Mentions Here?

There certainly have been plenty of threads to post him in.
The Friday Night Jukebox comes to mind.:rolleyes:

It's kind of toss-up for me between Brown Eyed Girl, and this;

Tupelo Honey by Van...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd February 2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,520
Posted By KimW
Re: So, what guy growing up in the 70s didn't...

I probably shouldn't say it,but I didn't have her poster and I didn't watch Charlies Angels.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th January 2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By Kurt
Re: LANCE ARMSTRONG INTERVIEW With Oprah

If I used Armstrong's "defense" as a kid, I would have gotten whipped twice. First, for doing the deed. Then for trying to use the excuse "they did it too" and would gotten the old stand-bye, "If all...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th January 2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,640
Posted By Dan Riffle
Re: Very Beautiful Girl, Very Rough Attitude

Well, now you've done it. You changed the parameters on us, thus striking our sage wisdom moot.

Marry this girl and use your keen intellect to confuse her whenever she starts getting uppity....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th January 2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,640
Posted By Don Schenk
Re: Very Beautiful Girl, Very Rough Attitude

"She's so fine, there's no tellin' where the money went." Robert Palmer "Simply Irresistible"

Robert Palmer - 'Simply Irresistible' - ORIGINAL VIDEO - YouTube

:-Don
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th January 2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,640
Posted By John Durham
Re: Very Beautiful Girl, Very Rough Attitude

Been there, done that. Run.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th January 2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,640
Posted By Dennis Gaskill
Re: Very Beautiful Girl, Very Rough Attitude

Beauty fades, sometimes very fast. You'd better like what's hiding underneath the covering because that's the stuff that can make life a heaven or a hell.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 6th January 2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By thunderbird
John Durham, Do You Love Your Guitar?

United Breaks Guitars - YouTube
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd January 2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 968
Posted By Dennis Gaskill
Re: Ever been hit by a runaway deer?

I don't mind admitting I've never been hit by a runaway deer in Chelmsford. ;)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st January 2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By marketingva
Re: Do you have a child? If so i have a question.

I found that my need to protect my son burned fiercely much more than my love for him. I had to work hard at loving him because I was born totally devoid of any maternal feelings for anything or...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st January 2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By Big Rob
Re: Do you have a child? If so i have a question.

Mine are 22 and 20.

It has evolved for me, since they dont unconditionally adore me anymore.

ENjoy these times,Ken. They are gone in a flash. (:()

He will be telling you what an A-hole you...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th December 2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,038
Posted By Ken Leatherman
Re: Girls that don't say thank you after paying for them

Don,

April 17 2013 will be # 49 for us and looking forward to another 30 or so. :D

I can remember my first dates when I was growing up and when I moved into adult hood; I paid for each of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th December 2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By Ken Leatherman
Re: RIP Stormin Norman

I truly admired him as a staunch patriot and leader of men.

Ken
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th December 2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,038
Posted By Kay King
Re: Girls that don't say thank you after paying for them

As Dave said - still works that way in some places...but we have real men in the South, too:rolleyes:
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th December 2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,612
Posted By AnniePot
Re: Whats your age?!

As my beloved Dad always used to reply when asked his age:

"I'm as old as my tongue, and a little bit older than my teeth." :)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th December 2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,038
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Girls that don't say thank you after paying for them

Believe it or not, it works pretty much the same way here in NY. It's how I was raised and how I raised my sons.

But everything you described - same here.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 29th December 2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By Don Schenk
Wild Turkey

The area around out home is a haven for wild turkey, and one was sitting on a bush outside our kitchen window a few minutes ago. They are quite large.

...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 28th December 2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,038
Posted By KimW
Re: Girls that don't say thank you after paying for them

I guess it depends on what your definition of a "date" is.
I don't think I ever went on a "date" that I didn't pay for. To me it means I asked someone out,and as the person that asked for the other...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 28th December 2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,038
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Girls that don't say thank you after paying for them

I don't know where some of you live, but I have not had those experiences at all. I have paid and have been paid for. Many times.

But honestly, don't pay because you feel you have to. You'd be a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 28th December 2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By Patrician
Re: RIP Stormin Norman

I was disappointed when he retired - I couldn't believe it.

Now this...

I hate war, but if you have to have it, then I liked his style of kick butt and take names.

Rest in Peace, Soldier.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th December 2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By Dan Riffle
Re: RIP Stormin Norman

The American people no longer have the stomach to keep "on going."

That being said, The Bear was one of the greatest. Had he had any real interest, he could have been president.

One of the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th December 2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By TiffanyLambert
RIP Stormin Norman

I sure felt good when he had our backs.

Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, coalition forces leader during Persian Gulf War, dies | Fox News...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 25th December 2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By Kurt
The Power of Music

If you want an uplifting message for this Christmas day, spend about 6 minutes to watch this video. It even has a little bit of a Christmas song in if for you...

(original) Man In Nursing Home...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th December 2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By whateverpedia
RIP Jack Klugman

Jack Klugman, star of the TV version of The Odd Couple and Quincy passed away on Monday aged 90.

Jack Klugman Dead (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/24/jack-klugman-dead-dies_n_2360673.html)...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th December 2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By JimDucharme
Re: Merry Christmas: Our 2012 dancing Christmas lights

Hi Dave,

TY. The "little tubes" are sold at Home Depot and are called flex ribbons. Right now they should be on sale for half price. They come with their own controllers. If you want to check out...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th December 2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By JimDucharme
Merry Christmas: Our 2012 dancing Christmas lights

Hi all,

Obviously we've got nothing on all those real maniacs out there who do those amazing Christmas lights displays, but we'd like to think it's fun to watch at least and so I thought I would...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd December 2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 652
Posted By Kay King
Re: Student expelled for refusing to wear RFID tracking chip badge

Power and control over a bunch of teens? Good luck with that.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd December 2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,269
Posted By lcombs
Why Today's NBA Sucks!

I defy any NBA fan to watch this and still claim to be an NBA fan of how it's played today.

Peter "Pistol Pete" Press Maravich (June 22, 1947 – January 5, 1988) was an American professional...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd December 2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By travlinguy
Re: How your parents affect you?

My parents gave me love and taught me the difference between right and wrong. I had a stormy relationship with both of them as a boy and young man because I thought I was smarter than they were and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd December 2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,806
Posted By Kay King
Re: How much do you pay for internet access?

I had AT&T for several years and now have cable - would never go back to AT&T....don't care how cheap it was. I pay about $50/month - and think it's a good deal.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st December 2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By Mark Andrews
Merry Christmas to all the moderators on this forum and Thomas on the Help Desk

I just wanted to express my sincere appreciation for all the moderators efforts on this forum during 2012.

Your kind efforts and time expended helping this forum to keep running as smoothly as...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st December 2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By mojojuju
Re: Crap ... I'm Still Here

Welcome to the afterlife. It's the same as the beforelife.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st December 2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By Kay King
Re: Facebook To Start Charging For Messages Sent?

I don't see anything desperate about it. The attraction for spammers is the ability to spam for free - oops, won't work now.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st December 2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By Kurt
Re: Here we go again- NBC replacing Leno?

Can they just run Johnny Carson reruns for the next 30 years?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st December 2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 603
Posted By Dennis Gaskill
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th December 2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By Shaolinsteve
Arrow **Christmas eCard For WARRIORS - Merry Christmas!**

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Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th December 2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,296
Posted By Dan Riffle
Re: Off The Wall....

Said expounding is what will probably get the thread nuked. What part of "No Religion" do you not understand?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 17th December 2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Dan Riffle
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th December 2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,332
Posted By MissTerraK
Re: For Ms. Terra And Dennis - Average Joe Lyrics- How An Average Joe Got Pubished

Oh John!

That's beautiful! It brought tears to my eyes as it focuses on the true riches one has but so often overlooks and feels less of a person because of them, but the opposite is so true!!
...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th December 2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,332
Posted By John Durham
For Ms. Terra And Dennis - Average Joe Lyrics- How An Average Joe Got Published

Ms. T, Dennis, or anyone else who is interested...,

Mind you that when these lyrics were written I was not a trained songwriter, so my later stuff is alot better. This was the song that landed my...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 9th December 2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By Big Rob
Re: Led Zep- 2012 Kennedy Center Honors

Indeed. All of the second wave british invaders owed their chops to the American Bluesmen. Clapton,Page,and even your beloved Jeff Beck.,
As a matter of fact,the first wavers Richards,Jones and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 8th December 2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By Kurt
The GravityLight - Check It Out

I love this idea. It's a small LED light that is powered by the energy created by a bag of weight and the effects of gravity:

GravityLight: lighting for developing countries. | Indiegogo...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th December 2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 732
Posted By MikeAmbrosio
Re: Can you say, "Overreaction"?

So, in the wake of past school shootings, our schools here in NY where I live adopted a zero tolerance policy.

Sounds reasonable, right?

Enter this senior in high school a few years back. Honor...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th December 2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 732
Posted By SteveJohnson
Can you say, "Overreaction"?

Seminole High School locked down after student brings mercury-filled thermometer to class for chemistry project | wtsp.com...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd December 2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By Dan Riffle
Re: Future: End of Manufacturing

You'll just have your neighbor print you a new one with his.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd December 2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 559
Posted By HeySal
Re: For Those Who Use Wikipedia...

Not running ads is their way of keeping the site from becoming too commercialized. Donations keep it voluntary, and a vote for keeping the site active. If nobody likes it well enough to support it,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd December 2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 615
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: If you had a time machine ...

My wife once caught me staring out the window. She said "What are you doing?"

I never refuse a chance to try to make my wife laugh, so I said (with a straight face) "I'm travelling through time,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 25th November 2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 748
Posted By Paul Myers
When humor bites back...

I decided it was time to get a new stereo for the car. I had a few extra things I wanted, mainly the ability to play music from a USB drive or SD card. So, off I went to the BestBuy where some of my...
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