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Forum: By air 08-12-2006, 06:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,434
Posted By BarkingLeopard
With regards to the size-limit boxes: on a show...

With regards to the size-limit boxes: on a show of Airlines (on A&E, I think) a while back a SWA employee actually enforced the rule. The customer, however, was less than pleased. She did as all...
Forum: Politics 08-12-2006, 06:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,106
Posted By BarkingLeopard
Ned- you're a social liberal but fiscal...

Ned- you're a social liberal but fiscal conservative? Isn't that the definition of a libertarian?

I'm very fiscally conservative and have become quite dismayed at the fact that Bush 2 is spending...
Forum: Security 08-08-2006, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,503
Posted By BarkingLeopard
I'll be renewing my passport shortly, so I'm...

I'll be renewing my passport shortly, so I'm curious as to know exactly when the new chips will be in the passports.

I choose "no- for any other reason" simply because while I'm plenty concerned I'm...
Forum: Anything goes 08-08-2006, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,275
Posted By BarkingLeopard
"Springfield mixing bowl" pezman? Are you sure...

"Springfield mixing bowl" pezman? Are you sure you don't mean the "Fairfax County Molasses-Greased Turntable"? :P

I've seen the traffic in that area firsthand and think that the idea should be...
Forum: Laugh-in 08-01-2006, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,197
Posted By BarkingLeopard
Thanks, Ned. It actually looks pretty classy...

Thanks, Ned. It actually looks pretty classy from a distance, as one of the pictures shows. I bet if you had it hanging from the ceiling in a large banquet room most people wouldn't even notice (or...
Forum: Laugh-in 08-01-2006, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
Posted By BarkingLeopard
Wait... you mean to tell me that a...

Wait... you mean to tell me that a "50-meter-square" (= 0.62 acres) thing like this, "half the size of a football [soccer] pitch [field]" was secured with "tent stakes"???!!! :blink:

What on earth...
Forum: Laugh-in 07-31-2006, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,789
Posted By BarkingLeopard
Ned- I think the reason that actions like yours...

Ned- I think the reason that actions like yours inspire so much hatred and anger is that they defy the preconceived notions that some people have about parenting. You showed the mother on the flight...
Forum: Laugh-in 07-31-2006, 11:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,197
Posted By BarkingLeopard
Here's another tampon craft: a tampon chandelier!...

Here's another tampon craft: a tampon chandelier! (http://www.collegehumor.com/pictures/1685935/) (looks like a pretty daggone big one too, judging by the people in front of it). Leave it to the...
Forum: Laugh-in 07-26-2006, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By BarkingLeopard
I know that this is a joke but I had to do the...

I know that this is a joke but I had to do the math on this one, just to see if it works out...

If you assume a 10-cent deposit (not my state, but others do charge that much, right Michigan guys?)...
Forum: By land 07-26-2006, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By BarkingLeopard
There was a woman at the pharmacy the other day...

There was a woman at the pharmacy the other day with a German shepherd guide-dog-in-training. Great dog, very well behaved. The woman also shows other dogs off to hospital-bound patients to help...
Forum: By land 07-24-2006, 09:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,405
Posted By BarkingLeopard
Some of mercwyn's arguments are similar to those...

Some of mercwyn's arguments are similar to those of the National Motorists' Association (http://www.motorists.com/) (or, to put it another way, the NMA agrees with mercwyn B) ), but they would like a...
Forum: Laugh-in 07-19-2006, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By BarkingLeopard
Very nice, grg.

Very nice, grg.
Forum: By land 07-19-2006, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,071
Posted By BarkingLeopard
For me, two places: First is a quiet,...

For me, two places:

First is a quiet, Thoreauvian (sp?) small clear wooded pond in the mountains with a hammock, a well-stocked library, a rowboat, and cool breezes.

Second is sitting at a cafe...
Forum: By land 07-19-2006, 08:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,236
Posted By BarkingLeopard
I'm all in favor of this, but I assume that this...

I'm all in favor of this, but I assume that this will mean that instead of smoking rooms there will be a mass of smokers in front of the front door, which to me is even worse...

Does anyone know if...
Forum: By air 07-19-2006, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,615
Posted By BarkingLeopard
I'm convinced that people have become far too...

I'm convinced that people have become far too "sensitive" (for lack of a better word) to kids' feelings. What ever happened to making a kid feel genuinely guilty and bad for not behaving properly or...
Forum: Laugh-in 07-17-2006, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By BarkingLeopard
Am I the only one who sees the symbolism in the...

Am I the only one who sees the symbolism in the Hooters' founder's funeral arrangements being handled by a certain "Hardwick Funeral Home"?

Sophomoric, but delightful!
Forum: Laugh-in 07-17-2006, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By BarkingLeopard
JF, would including a CAPTCHA...

JF, would including a CAPTCHA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAPTCHA) help or would it just slow down those of us who are legitimate users? In other words, have the hackers automated their...
Forum: Security 07-15-2006, 10:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,035
Posted By BarkingLeopard
Hey y'all, I saw this in Popular Science and...

Hey y'all,

I saw this in Popular Science and figured that I'd post a link to it here... It's ePassportPhoto.

Its premise is that it you upload a digital picture taken at home, it helps you refine...
Forum: Laugh-in 07-15-2006, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 975
Posted By BarkingLeopard
They make gravity-defying skeet now?! Let me get...

They make gravity-defying skeet now?! Let me get some of that! :P

Good game, though...
Forum: By air 07-14-2006, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By BarkingLeopard
Looks like Ned won't be flying USAir to Atlanta...

Looks like Ned won't be flying USAir to Atlanta anytime soon!

I really like the focus (and we were discussing this in another thread) arrival delays, not departure delays.

Other gems you've...
Forum: Laugh-in 07-14-2006, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,281
Posted By BarkingLeopard
While I agree with much of Ned's commentary with...

While I agree with much of Ned's commentary with regards to the Arab world alienating itself, I think that the West's emphasis on shared Judeo-Christian "ethics" (used lightly, as Israel seems to be...
Forum: By air 07-14-2006, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By BarkingLeopard
If you figure a serious (near-total-loss-of-life)...

If you figure a serious (near-total-loss-of-life) air crash or two a year in the States, you're talking a low-to-mid single-digit percent increase in air crashes over the next 50 years that is...
Forum: By sea 07-13-2006, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,620
Posted By BarkingLeopard
We've had countless discussions of the necessity...

We've had countless discussions of the necessity (or lack thereof) to be there for family and business associates while on vacation, but I agree with Mary: if we're supposed to be on vacation,...
Forum: Anything goes 07-13-2006, 09:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,790
Posted By BarkingLeopard
Yeah Ned, I lost $15 on S&H because TriState...

Yeah Ned, I lost $15 on S&H because TriState shipped a product that they claimed they didn't have in stock (and REFUSED to refund the S&H when I brought up the discrepancy- wouldn't have even...
Forum: Laugh-in 07-11-2006, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By BarkingLeopard
Ah yes, if only lawyers were as easy and legal to...

Ah yes, if only lawyers were as easy and legal to shoot as skeet!

In the end, though, skeets are marked "Fragile as Eggs", and the same could be said for some lawyers' egos...

And I've gone too far...
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