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  1. #9961
    Quote Originally Posted by closetgeek View Post
    This really bugged me. I picked out the perfect Christmas tree, this year. We got it home and set it up in the stand, letting it sit for a couple of days to fully expand. We finally got around to putting the lights on and decorating. We turned the lights on, oohed and aahhed for a few minutes, then shut it down and went to bed. About a week later I think it might be a good idea to start making it look like Christmas and remind myself to plug in the tree lights every day. The following morning, across the room from the tree, in the corner by the front door, it looked like a scattering of dirt all over the floor. I get the floor vac but upon close inspection, these specs if dirt have legs, really long legs. We just had a lot of rain and we get these little black bugs on our back porch when it rains a lot, so I assume they are finding a way through the front door. Note to self: call the contractor and find out if someone can come check out my door. This happened three times before I realized that there is always an explosion in these little bugs the day after I remember to plug in the tree lights. I looked it up and sure enough, the tree I bought was infested with aphids. By now, it's too close to Christmas to find another tree, even if I was willing to go through all the bother of undecorating this tree, taking it down, and putting up a new one--I'm not willing. As soon as the presents were open and my kids left for their father's house, I took down the tree and practically threw it out the front door.

    I jokingly posted about it on Facebook, the fact that my tree was down before noon on Christmas day, and Mr. Closetgeek warned me that people are going to want to know why. I didn't think that through. It's not that I am embarrassed that it happened, just that I knowingly kept it. Some people might agree that they would do the same thing but my family can be really self righteous and gossipy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by astrotimer View Post
    Better than finding a squirrel in it.
    We once had a number of large black flies from a Christmas tree.
    They must have been doing something akin to hibernating.

    - Not nearly as bad as the aphids, though.
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  3. #9963
    I think staying in the cold is driving my cat nuts he just was clawing at an old laptop bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by astrotimer View Post
    I think staying in the cold is driving my cat nuts he just was clawing at an old laptop bag.
    You've left a mouse in it.
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    Twitter sexists are making nasty comments to the official Volvo Ocean Race account.

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    There are sexists on twitter never heard of that before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by astrotimer View Post
    There are sexists on twitter never heard of that before.
    Consider yourself blessed.

  8. #9968
    Quote Originally Posted by KaiYeves View Post
    Consider yourself blessed.
    I mostly follow science themed stuff on twitter, not many individuals.
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  9. #9969
    Is there any way of asking them to stop or ask someone to block them?
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  10. #9970
    One benefit of overweight hideous looking male is no one is interested in sending me any of those tweets.
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  11. #9971
    Hearing a large bang and wondering "what is going tonight."
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  12. #9972
    Kai, the best way to think about is guys from a problem communicating at times. Sometimes we get signals crossed or just don't think, basically some of us are idiots when comes dealing with others. Some people have preconceived ideas of what people can do and only spend time around people who reinforce these ideas. Some do grow out of these ideas when they are exposed to people who know better. Some of them might think that is what you want to hear, thinking it some kind of flirting and it isn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pzkpfw View Post
    You've left a mouse in it.

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  14. #9974
    Quote Originally Posted by pzkpfw View Post
    You've left a mouse in it.
    Pretty cheesy joke.
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  15. #9975
    Plus Kia some people are just arrogant and ignorant. The first dorm I was in had a lot of "mature students" these mostly got there undergrad in Ontario and did not have the grads to get into a teaching school there. I liked to study in either the main dining room or a side kitchen they had in the dorm. I was studying biology which included evolution and of course he was the type that didn't like that theory. So almost every night there was him going on how it did not exist and he should know because he got his degree from U of T and went on digs and there was no evidence. He did get a science degree form U of T but it was geography and I don't how geographer got on an archaeological dig. But there was more I like star trek and I didn't get to see the hole TNG in the first run. The dorm had a single tv in the basement and almost every night he was there making his commentary. When Voyager came out he made a comment like "a black Vulcan that would never happen".
    Tried to explain how it could happen using evolution theory and he just dismissed it. For some reason some people there thought that I thought Star Trek was real which I didn't but I have a good feeling how that came about. But also I meant other people who I got along with a lot better than him. There always seems to be a small percentage that have to ruin things for everyone else.
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    Igor wasn't a hunchback.

    His neck and his back had been broken from surviving being hanged, twice, for grave robbery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDon View Post
    Igor wasn't a hunchback.

    His neck and his back had been broken from surviving being hanged, twice, for grave robbery.
    Also, the on-screen credit for Bela Lugosi in Son of Frankenstein (1939) and The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) indicate that his name is spelled "Ygor."

    Frankenstein's original associate in the 1931 film, Fritz, was crook-backed, and people's memories conflate the two. Not experts like us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astrotimer View Post
    Kai, the best way to think about is guys from a problem communicating at times. Sometimes we get signals crossed or just don't think, basically some of us are idiots when comes dealing with others. Some people have preconceived ideas of what people can do and only spend time around people who reinforce these ideas. Some do grow out of these ideas when they are exposed to people who know better. Some of them might think that is what you want to hear, thinking it some kind of flirting and it isn't.
    Honestly? This is terrible advice. Because any woman can tell you that some men are just sexist. And they're not growing out of those ideas, because they've had their chance. Women are being threatened with horrific offenses for the act of being female and doing things some men disapprove of. These things include
    a) acting in movies
    b) being successful in "male-dominated" fields
    c) breaking up with boyfriends
    d) not breaking up with boyfriends
    e) having opinions

    If you're unaware of this, you're not blessed. You're willfully ignorant. It's out there, and that men can still be unaware it's out there is part of why women have to deal with it. Sexism on Twitter is, in my opinion, non-trivial, since it's symptomatic. And, no, Twitter won't do anything about it. Women receive death threats on Twitter and get banned for calling men out about them.
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  19. #9979
    I am the type of person who gets into trouble for not hitting on woman and feeling nervous even if I know they want to go out with them. Yes some people are just ignorant.

    Right now we are trying figure a fix to wiring problem to our water pump.
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  20. #9980
    The electrical issue is one those I know how to fix, I am just too nervous to deal with it.

    Part of the reason that my life is were it is because I play the typical male games, i prefer just to be alone.
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  21. #9981
    there is no one solution to sexism or ignorant people you have to take on a one by one basis because there problem are a number of reason why a person or group acts in a certain way.

    Now to the basement.
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  22. #9982
    Another thing I know I am not perfect and never claim to be and I will have things to work on until I die.
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    one thing fixed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonM435 View Post
    Also, the on-screen credit for Bela Lugosi in Son of Frankenstein (1939) and The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) indicate that his name is spelled "Ygor."

    Frankenstein's original associate in the 1931 film, Fritz, was crook-backed, and people's memories conflate the two. Not experts like us.
    That's pronounced 'Eye-gore'
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    I thought the was donkey in Winnie the Pooh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by captain swoop View Post
    That's pronounced 'Eye-gore'
    No, that guy used to be Vice President.

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    People fail to realize that New Year’s eye glasses haven’t “worked” since 2009.


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    The 80s portion of the bottle of vodka...
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    A couple of years ago, my toilet stopped flushing correctly. I bought replacement parts, tried to fix it myself, got stumped halfway through, and finally called a plumber. He fixed it and charged me $250, despite that I had performed about half of the job and provided him the replacement parts. I was so disgusted with myself I could have chewed nails. People tell me that toilet repairs are simple, that they do them all the time themselves without breaking a sweat. I had watched a couple of dozen online videos on how to fix my toilet, etc.

    Last week my toilet stopped flushing correctly. I am paralyzed with indecision.

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