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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Mr. Lumbergh, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    The term loose cannon dates back to sailing ship days, when a cannon (on the cannon deck) came loose from its moorings would roll back and forth on the deck with the rolling of the ship and could cause significant damage to the ship. Even knocking hole(s) in the side.
     
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  2. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Alexander Graham Bell hoped "Ahoy" would be used when the receiver was picked up.

    Vader Boba Fett Dark Side Moon meme.PNG
     
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  3. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    The average cumulus cloud weighs around 1.1 million pounds.

    Close, "Ahoy Hoy". Pretty weird, huh? I wonder what people said before they agreed on something.

     

  4. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    LOL :thumb:
     

  5. Green Craig

    Green Craig Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 15, 2012
    Michigan
    I love the implication of that Simpson's joke...

    From what I understand "Ahoy hoy" really didn't get much traction outside of Bell's initial testing...the implication being that C. Montgomery Burns was not only present when A. Graham Bell was testing the phone, but he was also old enough to be cognizant and develop habits (such as saying "ahoy hoy") ingrained enough to stick with him for life.
     
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  6. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Limbo
    In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child. It was given full legal representation and provided human clothing for trial.

    However, in 1750, a female donkey was acquitted of charges of bestiality due to witnesses to the animal's virtue and good behaviour while her co-accused human was sentenced to death.
     
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  7. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter



    Well, there was an episode where he had to give his social security number, "zero zero zero, zero zero, zero zero zero two."

    Also an episode where he had stopped looking at his stock ticker right before the crash in 1929.

    "I invested in all the right stocks. Transatlantic Zeppelin, Confederated Slave Holdings..."

    And another where he compares himself to Oscar Schindler.
     
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  8. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    In Spanish, when picking up the telephone, the greeting is Bueno (OK) not Hola (hello).

    The United States leads the world in miles of pipeline, at 2.5 million miles.

    The United States also leads the world in average number of tornados a year, at 300. France is second averaging 7.
     
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  9. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Torandos: We're number 1! We're number 1!

    The first electric car was invented during the late 19th century, and it went 65 mph.

     
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  10. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 21, 2014
    Santa Maria, CA

  11. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.

  12. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

    Jun 10, 2013
    Hillsboro, OR, USA
    And how many people use them after using the bathroom without washing their hands?
     

  13. Green Craig

    Green Craig Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 15, 2012
    Michigan

  14. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Costco sell 157,000 roasted chickens every day. At $4.99 its below their cost, but its a loss leader to get you in the door.
     
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  15. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 18, 2017
    The Heartland
    I trust you waited until after they hatched to count them?
     

  16. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Well they’d be eggs before they hatched wouldn’t they? Roasted eggs, might work better boiling.
     

  17. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
    In France it is illegal for companies to sell at a loss.
     

  18. Rogue Bohemian

    Rogue Bohemian what? WHAT????? Strat-Talk Supporter

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    An possum has twelve nipples in a circle and one in the center.
     

  19. carver

    carver The East Coast Strangler Strat-Talk Supporter

    so do I but im not bragging about it. friggen possums, always drawing attention to their nipples.
     
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  20. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    I did not know that.

    Of course you’d have to rely on the companies to be honest in their reporting...
     
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