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Date: Wed Nov 29 13:20:38 2023
User: GoAdoptADog!
Message:

K thanks skirts


Date: Wed Nov 29 14:54:05 2023
User: redberet
Message:

Now I know why having James Earl Jones quote scripture didn't sound right. It's really Darth Vader.


Date: Sun Dec 3 11:11:15 2023
User: outskirts
Message:

I used to make a stupid joke with DVDs and CDs 

"I rewound it" 🤣


Date: Mon Dec 4 13:23:13 2023
User: redberet
Message:

There are plenty of asian markets around here. While I can see why there is a place in the culinary world for dishes comprised of pig snouts and uteri, I also saw in the bone section that they sold chicken bones. Mostly rib cages, they went for almost the price of whole chicken. People buy 'em or they wouldn't be out there. What a world.


Date: Mon Dec 4 16:49:30 2023
User: GoAdoptADog!
Message:

Btw skirts, That’s cool y’all have a humane society thrift store. We need something like that here. 

I need to get another vcr. Years ago my mom sold our fams last remaining vcr on Craigslist or gave it away or something, and I’m pretty sure our fam vid was in it at the time. I’ve not been able to find it since and have looked everywhere—it was several years of my childhood, and all of our lives, with no backup copy 😔😥


Date: Sat Dec 16 00:50:29 2023
User: TNmountainman
Message:

I'm not posting this is any of the Science threads (altho maybe I actually should) because it just seems too "out there" (yes, intended), but IF it turns out to be valid, then wowser.................

Radical new theory finally unites gravity, spacetime, and the quantum realm (msn.com)

(The link to the first paper, "Physical Review X" doesn't work; the link to the second one does.)


Date: Mon Dec 18 14:19:40 2023
User: HopDiriDiriDattiriDittiriDom
Message:

Google DeepMind Solves Unsolvable Math Problem With AI


It's called FunSearch because it searches for mathematical functions. FunSearch is thus named because it searches for mathematical functions, not because it's fun.


Date: Tue Dec 19 10:46:19 2023
User: outskirts
Message:

You can play CDs in your DVD player


Date: Sun Dec 24 09:26:40 2023
User: GoAdoptADog!
Message:

Anybody ever had a mild chemical burn? If so, Any tips on how to help it quicker?

I don’t fuss too much over my appearance in any sort of daily routine way, but I take care of my skin pretty well by using vitamin e, coconut, and olive oil regularly and I do tea tree oil steams to stay healthy. 

Epsom salt is also a regular and I bought various kinds recently, one being a bag of Dr teals vit c epsom and a prebiotic lemon body wash. The citrus made my neck and hands have some redness and itchiness. It’s been days and none of my go-to oils have helped much. 

Google wouldve once been good for advice on this sort of thing but now is just directing me to standard bs about seeking medical care for major chemical burns, or basic duh stuff, or how to buy more citrus Epsom, lol.  I want some good old fashioned type “my grandma always swore by,” sort of tips, if anyone has any. 


Ps- be careful w citrus.


Date: Sun Dec 24 09:51:20 2023
User: TNmountainman
Message:

1.  Be careful with citrus, she said.

2. Have you tried real aloe, directly from the plant?

3. Likely not too efficacious............but you might experiment with a poultice of simply baking soda and water on a small area.  Theory being a base counteracting an acid, but since the damage has already been done.........likely a long shot.  Easy to try, tho.  See #s 1 and 2. 🧑‍⚕️


Date: Sun Dec 24 10:00:22 2023
User: GoAdoptADog!
Message:

TN! Yay!

I actually have an aloe plant! And I actually haven’t killed it. (Since Covid days I’ve developed a green thumb and am good w flowers, but apparently no useful plants like herbs and such, which always die at my hand 😔) 

I always forget I can actually USE the aloe!  This is a WONDERFUL idea! So is #3. (#1 is too, just a bit late for my dumb impulse to overdo it on new bath blends). Thnx, I’ll try asap!



Date: Sun Dec 24 10:54:06 2023
User: outskirts
Message:

My aloe plant got huge. When I transferred it from my biggest pot into the ground, I couldn't believe how heavy it was. I could barely lift it. It's humongous. Many years ago (decades) I used straight aloe on a pretty bad sunburn. Sunburn went away overnight, and turned tan. I vowed never to burn again! I kept that vow!!!


Date: Sun Dec 24 13:23:14 2023
User: GoAdoptADog!
Message:

I currently have slathered on the spots a mixture of every soothing, anti inflammatory, and/ or moisturizing agent I had in the house:

A ton of pure vit e, lots of coconut & olive oil (extra virgin, organic, unfiltered), bit of matcha powder, lot of aloe from my plant, one egg (yolk, not white, -usually opposite when I make a face mask), mashed banana, colloidal oatmeal I ground up v fine w pestle &mortar, milk, raw unfiltered honey, & some rose hip oil.

I have Argan oil, &a chamomile spray I forgot to add, also some cold pressed castor oil which I’m foregoing on the chance I’m allergic bc I’ve had a reaction not long after using, but think it was from something else.

I’d been using some vaseline but it says it has alcohol in it, as does my rose spray, so I’m nixing those, the antibiotic ointment, & the anti itch ointment just in case. 

I used the baking soda first then splashed off and did the others. Looked like I was making a cake and I basically have the equivalent of a healthy meal on my neck, so if all that still doesn’t work I’ll officially panic. 


Date: Sun Dec 24 13:36:34 2023
User: TNmountainman
Message:

Please post pics!! 🤭


Date: Sun Dec 24 13:49:47 2023
User: BuzzClik
Message:

Are you certain it isn’t an allergic reaction? The key may be less goop on your skin…


Date: Sun Dec 24 14:22:32 2023
User: outskirts
Message:
When it gets better you won't know which thing fixed it!

Date: Sun Dec 24 14:31:47 2023
User: GoAdoptADog!
Message:

TN-absolutely not.

Buzz-absolutely not. 

So I took a Benadryl to be safe, which I’m cranky about as merely half a Benny gen knocks me out and I woke up early and ready for the day- had extra coffee and even a redbull ( this is gross, yes- I’m not usually a redbull person and I don’t plan to make a habit.)

I didn’t have goop before the burn, itsa last resort. My gran taught me herbal & vitamin basics tho and I’m p good abt knowing what to apply and when. None of the stuff I used should cause any harm as it’s all just soothing stuff and I’m used to these things. The stuff I rarely use, like the antibiotic ointment, I’m canning for now. 

The soothers have vastly helped the irritation, sting, &inflammation, especially the aloe (cheers to you TN!)  but the redness only a tiny bit.  My skin is gen a blessing..no breakouts, allergies, freckling, or hives, rarely sun burns and I don’t think I’m even allergic to poison ivy &such. 

So this is v annoying. I’ll never use citrus salt or wash ever again! Never use prebiotic lemon balm bath stuff, fyi.


Date: Sun Dec 24 14:33:35 2023
User: GoAdoptADog!
Message:

Outskirts, lol yes. And the same sort of thing for what caused it! Could be the lemon wash or the orange salts, or even something else I don’t know to avoid!  Blaurgh. 

Rlly never had anything like this is why I asked. It’s prob no big deal but bc I’m not used to it, I’m worrying it’ll get worse. My sis says she’s had a chemical burn before from some bath thing and that it went away after a few days. 


Date: Tue Dec 26 08:36:25 2023
User: outskirts
Message:

I hated Miami til I lived there. Moved there amidst the rubble and wreckage of May '80 and fell in love with the city.

Moral: don't believe anything you hear. Find out for yourself.


Date: Thu Dec 28 07:02:47 2023
User: BrewCrewOldSkool
Message:

"University of Wisconsin-La Crosse chancellor fired for appearing in porn videos"


https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2023/12/27/wisconsin-university-chancellor-joe-gow-fired-appeared-in-porn-videos/72044616007/


The Mrs. isn't taking to the tactical "camera obscura" hi-jinks so very well, though.


Date: Thu Dec 28 14:57:39 2023
User: GoAdoptADog!
Message:

Yikes. ..and for various reasons.

One, I believe this is 2nd article I’ve seen in as many weeks mentioning a teacher appearing in porn. So that’s a thing. And one I wish my brain didn’t know. 

Two, now wondering if there’s a possible link between the fields, the way some politicians are in it for the power trips or some cops find a job that lets them be hotheads. Are some teachers just in it for the audience? Lol.. Another thing I don’t wanna think abt.

3-I’m constantly conflicted on boundary between what’s newsworthy and what’s intrusion. Hard to know at times what’s “duty to report / inform” vs “sensationalist exploitation, clickbait style.” Even some mags I once respected now opt to forego the legit and troll for the clicks, as it were.

Idk which category this falls under tho. Same dilemma w other headlines and why many can trigger a sort of mild cognitive dissonance for me. 🤷‍♀️


Date: Thu Dec 28 14:59:45 2023
User: GoAdoptADog!
Message:

Posting bc I think many here would love “Wait but Why”stuff. This is just one of my many faves..


https://waitbutwhy.com/2013/10/why-procrastinators-procrastinate.html


Date: Fri Dec 29 06:50:15 2023
User: TNmountainman
Message:

Freecell.net - play online competitive Freecell solitaire


Date: Sat Dec 30 20:15:49 2023
User: redberet
Message:

I was going to get Marie Callender's, but this caught my eye.



Date: Sun Dec 31 09:31:33 2023
User: outskirts
Message:

My dad was born in '08. The itemized bill for the entire pregnancy, birth, and circumcision was hand written by the doctor. It included 3 home visits at $1 each. Circumcision was the costliest thing, at $5. Grand total was $24.95.


Date: Tue Jan 2 15:53:12 2024
User: redberet
Message:

This young lad is the first known human to beat the game, using a technique that allows tapping the button 20 times a second. I wonder how well he'd do at hot streaking?

Tetris on another level.


Date: Wed Jan 3 12:19:13 2024
User: TNmountainman
Message:

This is just terribly, terribly fascinating:

The Most Mysterious Cells in Our Bodies Don’t Belong to Us (msn.com)


Date: Tue Jan 23 17:46:01 2024
User: TNmountainman
Message:

Something I was unaware of:

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20240122-the-strange-reasons-medieval-people-slept-in-cupboards


Date: Sun Feb 4 10:15:05 2024
User: outskirts
Message:

I prefer lime over lemon any time. At any rate, I've got *all* the juice! And it's wrong that there is everything *but* a lime imogee on this phone!


Date: Sat Feb 10 01:40:36 2024
User: redberet
Message:

This came across my feed. I'm glad. It was broadcast in '77. I enjoyed the hell out of it from start to finish. There is a part II that I'm looking forward to. Even If you weren't around then, it's still fun to watch. They're both around an hour and a half.

Dick Clark's the Good Ol' Days


Date: Sat Feb 10 11:39:30 2024
User: outskirts
Message:

So I looked at the above link, then scrolled down watched a drunk Karen video which was fun, but then I lost it! I hate youtube doing that, where's the history?? I remembered the title started with "entitled Karen" searched that and egads at all the videos!!! And can't find that one!!! Decided to watch the Dick Clark one and now it says video not available! But I see part 2 there ..  Another thing I hate about youtube when you go back it's not the same. I saw another one I wanted to watch too but it's gone now. F u utub! U suck 


Date: Sat Feb 10 11:47:07 2024
User: outskirts
Message:

The reason I lost the Karen video is because utub went to the next video, which I didn't want to watch, but by then couldn't get back to the one that had just ended! 


Date: Sat Feb 10 12:13:17 2024
User: redberet
Message:

I hope you give it another try outskirts. It's something I know you'll enjoy.


Date: Sat Feb 10 15:15:48 2024
User: outskirts
Message:

I keep getting the black screen saying Video is not Available across it. Tried many times. But on a cheery note, I found my history at youtub, by accident. I opened the app on my tablet and it opened on my personal page. And there was my history. I hardly used the personal page after I posted a couple videos 14 years ago. 


Here's drunk Karen

https://youtu.be/yOT0q_TRJb8?si=m2Y9Ie7N78jNicpJ 


Date: Sat Feb 10 15:43:00 2024
User: outskirts
Message:

I posted a 25 second video of myself, 14 years ago. It's had 7.2 thousand views! Not bad for an old lady. Nope, no way I'm posting it here.


Date: Thu Feb 15 01:52:54 2024
User: TNmountainman
Message:

This is pretty interesting.  Fairly light on the science so don't be a-feared.  How the measles virus 'works' (different from all others) - and why that matters:

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20211112-the-people-with-immune-amnesia


Date: Thu Feb 15 11:06:17 2024
User: BrewCrewOldSkool
Message:

Avoiding vaccination (like those Dutch Ortho Protestants in 2013) seems sort of like playing Russian roulette with a one-hundred-chambered barrel (if my math is at all accurate)...


Date: Thu Feb 15 13:20:50 2024
User: redberet
Message:

I wanted to put some peanuts out for my neighborhood squirrels, so I put a basket and a bird feeder with unsalted peanuts on the japanese maple next to my front window. My neighborhood mexican jays had other ideas. Since they've found it, they're not going to let go. They'll sit on that tree and stare at me if there's no peanuts. I've grown fond of them, they're pretty bluebirds and where the feeder is, crows and bigger birds don't have the agility to get to them. 


Date: Sun Feb 18 22:15:13 2024
User: redberet
Message:

These videos always bring me thoughts of my favorite person. All except the last one, I just threw that in.  Beverly Bremer never sang her song with more enthusiasm. Stylistics dressed to a T. They are old but they make me happy. All are best live performances I could find.

Lovin Spoonful - You didn't have to be so nice. 

Mindbenders - Groovy kind of love.

Chris Montez - The more I see you.

Stylistics - Stone in love with you.

Mel Carter - Hold me, thrill me, kiss me.

We Five - You were on my mind.

Johnny Nash - Hold me tight.

Jimmy Ruffin - What becomes of the broken hearted.


Date: Tue Feb 20 01:49:49 2024
User: GoAdoptADog!
Message:

I saw an article yday abt nazis marching thru Nashville and it rlly broke my heart.

I know we’re not meant to be political on here, so I won’t be, but I don’t think of basic human decency as a political act, so I just want to say this for my own peace of mind:

If anyone happens to read this and is one of the many individuals targeted by such mindsets, I’m sorry you have to share this Earth with anyone so self-entitled that they don’t want to share it with you. You shouldn’t have to endure such ignorance and cruelty, but please know their beliefs are not indicative of those felt by the rest of us. I suspect even many who think their bigotry is warranted are viewing the matter as abstraction rather than a real life horror, and hope they’d change their tune if they actually knew the effects such beliefs have on innocent children, women, families, fellow human beings. 

And for anyone at all who happens to read this, no matter who you are or what your beliefs, I hope you always have beauty and joy in your heart and in your lives and may you never open the door to hatred, cruelty, and bigotry in your mind. Such feelings seek out a home and they’ll try to swallow anyone who gives them space. If you must hate, hate the idea of cruelty, hate a certain behavior—not a life. 

Still, no matter how dark a mind, it’s heartening to remember that we’re all changing, all the time, and that no matter what mistakes were made yesterday, a new opportunity is born each moment so that there always exists, for each of us, a chance to do better, be kinder, and to reject any stupid notions of who is or isn’t worthy of respect and compassion before we even ask the question.

The answer will always be: All of us. 


Date: Tue Feb 20 02:00:24 2024
User: TNmountainman
Message:

Word.  👏👏👏👏


Date: Tue Feb 20 02:13:57 2024
User: GoAdoptADog!
Message:

TN, I can’t remember if you actually live in TN, but if so I bet that was awful to have such a happening so close to home. In recent years, we’ve had klan do similar things in my state and even the city I was in. Obama came to speak before his first election and klan made a point to be there, to community’s horror and dismay. Years later they also did a march or something. It made me sick and sad. I can’t rlly even process such things very well.  It sparks much cognitive dissonance because I need to believe people are better than that on the whole, yet I can’t account for how such systems exist and endure. 

But like I said, when I get depressed over it and feel like tossing in the towel and just loathing everyone, I have to remind myself, people can change. And also, thats not all people. Not even close. If it were, we wouldn’t see such outcry from others when it happens. This world has gotten kinder on the whole, and it can keep going. 


Date: Tue Feb 20 02:48:35 2024
User: TNmountainman
Message:

Yes, I live my moniker; far NE TN.  ~300 miles from Nashvegas.  Not sure where you are (Did I see Oxford mentioned earlier???), but you may actually be closer.


Date: Tue Feb 20 02:59:07 2024
User: GoAdoptADog!
Message:

TN, not anymore but was there for a long while. I had one major rule at my home, all were welcome as long as they treated each other well. And people would come and hang out and they lived by that rule. I loved that town and was offended for it, having such absurdity darken its doorstep. Fortunately, it held its own and that charade passed as quickly as it had come. Hopefully it always will, there and everywhere.

Wherever I am in the world tho, and wherever that kind of thing happens, it’s always going to be too close. Shouldn’t be anywhere.  Anyway, cheers to full hearts and better ways. 


Date: Tue Feb 20 14:12:36 2024
User: redberet
Message:

i was sent along with a buddy to this joint exercise near Eglin Airforce Base. We had traveled all night to get there. While trying to get situated, we got gaffled up like a couple of sad sacks to fill in a couple of seats at a tent staff meeting. Now this is one of those top strategy meetings filled with officers of Army, Navy and Airforce. So, I'm starting to nod off and there's this Major poking me in my ribs to stay awake. That's when I said to myself enough is enough. I head straight to the exit which is guarded by MPs. I told them I had to go latrine. So at the right moment, I hightailed it to my cot and promptly went to sleep. After a few hours here comes my buddy, saying after what I did a few officers tried it to, to no avail. No one left that tent. Little did I know my tent was right under the flight path of the Huey's.


Date: Wed Feb 21 23:48:49 2024
User: TNmountainman
Message:

Rasslin' math......  You may need a calculator, abacus, or an enormous number of fingers and toes to keep up:

https://youtu.be/3G07NZs2v18



Date: Fri Feb 23 19:51:12 2024
User: BrewCrewOldSkool
Message:

Though I suppose it's actually just modernized/bastardized Latin, in reality.


Date: Wed Feb 28 05:40:01 2024
User: Kumquat-of-Conciliation
Message:

How *not* to practice mansplaining:

Video goes viral of man trying to explain golf to female golf pro | CNN


Date: Wed Feb 28 08:45:28 2024
User: GoAdoptADog!
Message:

I’m sort of meh on much of the millennial speak, but if I had to pick one perfect term my generation brought, it’s “mansplaining”.. theres just no better term for the practice. And it’s a thing we all knew was annoying, without actually knowing what it was that bothered us..until they gave it a name, ha. 

To be fair,  many guys don’t do it. And they are akin to heroes of the gender imo, ha. 

I’m also so grateful for the term bc it made some of the more obnoxious, chronic mansplainers take note and seem to slow on it, as if maybe they grew self conscious abt it. Maybe a lightbulb went off: “even though she’s not a dude, she may actually have access to the same sources of knowledge and info that I do!”  Boom. On par with man creating fire, invention of the wheel, printing press, etc.. so transformative to mans psyche is that notion. 

Most of my male friends don’t do that (why they’re my friends)  but I’ve def been the target as well as the witness of it so many times with females more knowledgeable on a subject than the ‘splainer, that it makes me feel quite nauseous actually.  

Her response is akin to what I often see / how I used to react. Now if it happens ( for instance, had a guy at an office recently explain to me that there’s moisture in food— “we just don’t think abt that bc food is a solid”) I try to reply with facts on the topic or say something like “I didn’t know that was in question.” But only bc I’ve seen some rlly obnoxious kinds and it can get out of hand. I have a fam member who used to critique near EVERYTHING my mom said, and annoyingly, he was almost always completely wrong and she was always too gracious to tell him. Now, he doesn’t do it and I think it must be that he heard that expression and is scared to be called that, ha



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