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  1. #8581
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    Doc, I think most folks don't know a cockchafer is a big black beetle with large pincers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDon View Post
    Doc, I think most folks don't know a cockchafer is a big black beetle with large pincers.
    You don't have them in North America, do you? And we barely have them in Europe, these days.

    Grant Hutchison

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    You don't have them in North America, do you? And we barely have them in Europe, these days.
    A chafer, by the way, is a beetle. A cock chafer is a big, fiesty beetle.

    Grant Hutchison

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    It just sounds like something that would rub you the wrong way.
    ...I'm still free, you can't take the sky from me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Backroad Astronomer View Post
    It just sounds like something that would rub you the wrong way.
    Yeah, I think that was the joke Heid the Ba' was going for.

    Grant Hutchison

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    Sorry a bit tired and have been busy the last few days I wish I had chosen my first love,
    https://youtu.be/sZa26_esLBE
    ...I'm still free, you can't take the sky from me.
    You cannot run away from the truth, the world is not big enough. DI Jack Frost
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    We took our niece out for a meal and because it is Mothers Day, the waitress came by as we were finishing and said "Here are some roses for the ladies!" I hope the restaurant didn't actually pay the price of roses for the carnations she handed us.
    Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.

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    The other day I was a local gas station and the person who held the door looked like a friend from Fredericton but didn't say a word.
    ...I'm still free, you can't take the sky from me.
    You cannot run away from the truth, the world is not big enough. DI Jack Frost
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    We are spending a lot of time house hunting, which is not amusing.

    What is amusing, are some of the so-called “renovations” that can be described as “Franken-homes”.


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    At least you aren't looking for McMansions. At least I hope not.
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    One of the quiz shows I watch has a long infomercial style ad break in the middle.

    Today the product was a fitness machine.

    They made a big deal of how easy it was to put away, saying "without breaking a sweat".
    Measure once, cut twice. Practice makes perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pzkpfw View Post
    They made a big deal of how easy it was to put away, saying "without breaking a sweat".
    I get a kick out of the exercise machines that help you “burn twice the calories in half the time.”
    I don’t really want to work that hard.


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    Our Internet connection was out for 24 hours yesterday/today. The service provider initially thought it was a Modem problem but it eventually turned out to be a outage in our area - I don't know if it was just that company's network or others as well. What amuses me is how cut-off I felt. I only had my house phone, mobile phone, radio, newspaper and TV to get news etc But I felt like I was missing out on something and definitely had withdrawal symptoms. It just goes to show how we (me at least) have come to be so used to continuous internet access these days.

  15. #8594
    If you set the alarm to wake remember to deactivate it when you don't need it.
    ...I'm still free, you can't take the sky from me.
    You cannot run away from the truth, the world is not big enough. DI Jack Frost
    Don't Panic THGTTG
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Backroad Astronomer View Post
    If you set the alarm to wake remember to deactivate it when you don't need it.
    I would say that is annoying rather than amusing, depending whether you are the victim or not of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    You don't have them in North America, do you? And we barely have them in Europe, these days.

    Grant Hutchison
    Ivermectin.

    Retained in cattle feces and wiping out dung beetles on a global scale. The main species of bat in Europe is dying out because the beetles are the sole source of food for nearly 7 weeks, between the emergences of two other prey species in the late spring and late Summer.
    Time wasted having fun is not time wasted - Lennon
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    Maybe time for an amusing story.
    Years ago the BIL was going into Halifax harbor on his fishing boat at the time. ON the way out was a sub with the sailors standing out on deck all in a row. Unknowing to the the fishing vessel passing by had a potato gun. So the BIL goes and gets the gun and some ammo and started to shot at the sailors, well not at them but close enough to them to make dodge the spuddissles. No harm was done he just needed to have some fun,
    ...I'm still free, you can't take the sky from me.
    You cannot run away from the truth, the world is not big enough. DI Jack Frost
    Don't Panic THGTTG
    Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Einstein
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