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  1. Addictive Birds

    So after all this time, I caved in and picked up Angry Birds on my phone. It didn't cost me anything as it was free in the store, just a few adverts scrolled every so often across the top, but otherwise free... ...and addictive. And now I...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 17 Oct 2012 08:18 AM
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    22 Oct 2012 04:53 AM Go to last post
  2. Things you've learned from work that weren't work-related

    I was reminiscing about previous jobs when I started thinking about how one of them taught me an important skill for this one: Even if you're a total introvert who hates mornings, fake a smile and say 'morning' or 'hi' to people. I got dinged at...

    Started by SilverTygerGirl‎, 08 Aug 2012 03:10 PM
    • Replies: 18
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    20 Sep 2012 09:13 PM Go to last post
  3. So, the kid's taking the subway by himself

    Summer vacation's started, his mother and I are both at work today, and he want to see his best friend. Got left at home by himself, and was crossing the street and takin the subway by himself. I hope everything's fine. He's been capable of...

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 29 Jun 2012 12:36 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 3,041
    20 Sep 2012 03:34 PM Go to last post
  4. Name my new computer

    I have a computer I'm setting up as a entertainment center. It needs a lot of work (it's got a 150G hard drive! WTF?!), but more importantly, it needs a name. I'm completely open on suggestions.

    Started by SilverTygerGirl‎, 05 Sep 2012 10:23 AM
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    10 Sep 2012 03:48 PM Go to last post
  5. Stuff that makes you different from other people *Quik-E-List*

    I don't like Chocolate Chip cookies.

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 28 Aug 2012 09:48 PM
    • Replies: 28
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    08 Sep 2012 10:18 PM Go to last post
  6. London 2012 Olympics

    It's finally arrived in all its gilded glory and London has thrown open arms to the world to come and join in. 2 months of hosting a few extra million people from around the globe. Being a cynic, I'm just waiting for the first things to start...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 24 Jul 2012 08:40 AM
    • Replies: 47
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    07 Sep 2012 07:24 AM Go to last post
  7. Greetings from Landmass!

    So, the Weather Channel and other media outlets have been talking about Hurricane Isaac for some time, since one of its projected paths would have put it slamming right into the RNC, but that path has since changed, and the storm should make...

    Started by Marsilia‎, 28 Aug 2012 06:56 PM
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    30 Aug 2012 08:37 PM Go to last post
  8. Just got back from Yellowstone -- WOW.

    My family all met in Boise last weekend for a family reunion, so my husband and I decided to turn it into a regular vacation and take the kids out to Craters of the Moon, Yellowstone, and the Grand Tetons. Every single thing we saw was simply...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 15 Jul 2012 12:13 PM
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    08 Aug 2012 08:28 PM Go to last post
  9. Arguments not worth having

    Whether Charles in Charge went downhill after it moved into syndication.

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 10 Jul 2012 12:44 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    08 Aug 2012 08:26 PM Go to last post
  10. Ultra-high-speed camera captures light in motion

    With some computational tricks as I understand, but it looks convincing.

    Started by kk fusion‎, 01 Aug 2012 08:29 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    05 Aug 2012 02:41 PM Go to last post
  11. Hey y'all I'm back

    I needed another place to monkey-click between.

    Started by SilverTygerGirl‎, 02 Aug 2012 06:19 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    03 Aug 2012 10:42 PM Go to last post
  12. The creepiest video I've seen this week.

    Behold! QmwnworT5W0

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 09 Jul 2012 04:45 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    18 Jul 2012 08:22 PM Go to last post
  13. I think I know what I'm getting for Father's Day

    So I come home the other night, and the kid's saying to my wife "There was a voiice-mail from a laser eye surgery place. Why were they calling?" My wife says, "Because I called them" in a tone that was meant to cut off conversation. My kid...

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 08 Jun 2012 12:49 PM
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    05 Jul 2012 09:15 PM Go to last post
  14. I'm really really busy but I haven't forgotten Mello.

    I've started working full-time again, so I've just been kind of swamped and haven't had time to post much, but I have been checking in about every day. I'm sure things will settle down a bit soon and I can spend more time thinking up stupid topics...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 13 Mar 2012 10:45 AM
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    02 Jul 2012 09:34 AM Go to last post
  15. The toughest stain

    In one of these daft polls that come out every so often, a cleaning firm has given a list of the top ten stains that it has difficulty getting out of carpets. The number 1 item was Irn Bru Given what it tastes like, I'm not surprised. Then...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 11 Jun 2012 10:02 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    11 Jun 2012 11:16 PM Go to last post
  16. Question Here On A Trial Basis And Just To Read

    I'm having a lot of serious problems on The Dope which have led to some serious rants, some of them undeserved and apologized for, so I am taking some time off from there. This seems very awkward, I know. Especially being that I'm a loyal member...

    Started by Quasi‎, 08 Jun 2012 05:01 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    11 Jun 2012 03:32 PM Go to last post
  17. Monday Wut Wut: Into the Garden

    I have a new enemy in the garden. It used to be Ivy, but after a couple of years guerilla warfare it has been driven back into the dark recesses behind the hedge. The new plant to step forwad and try to overgrow everything is the plant I know as...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 21 May 2012 08:59 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 4,120
    04 Jun 2012 08:41 PM Go to last post
  18. Pick your Mayor

    The most prestigious Mayor's job in Britain is up for grabs in a few days and so for all the floating voters this quiz has been put together to match the voters with the policies they like and the politicians they came from. See who you should...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 01 May 2012 10:31 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,634
    15 May 2012 09:57 AM Go to last post
  19. Monday Wut Wut: The Wettest Drought

    We are officially having a drought in the UK, groundwater levels at an all time low, rivers not running, reservoirs drained dry. There are bans on using hoses to water the garden, clean cars and so on as everyone must make efforts to ensure that...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 30 Apr 2012 08:25 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,184
    30 Apr 2012 10:34 AM Go to last post
  20. Things you'd think you'd like, but don't

    At lunchtime I went to the liquor store to pick up some beer, which took me past the book store in the mall. The two stores had items that got me thinking. I like beer, especially big flavourful beer. You'd think I'd like Scottish beeer, but I...

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 23 Nov 2011 11:46 AM
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 3,519
    29 Apr 2012 08:07 PM Go to last post
  21. Baby Animals

    Yeah, I know, this is total and utter fluff and completely brainless. I don't care. Look! Piggies!

    Started by Zuul‎, 23 Oct 2009 05:29 PM
    • Replies: 46
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    28 Apr 2012 09:15 AM Go to last post
  22. HELP! Ink on photos...how do I get it off?

    Mom sent a bunch of family photos to my sister and me, as we're putting together a slideshow for their 50th anniversary party thos summer. Unfortunately, she numbered them on the back...I think with a Sharpie...and ink smeared on the photos when...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 26 Apr 2012 01:45 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    27 Apr 2012 10:23 PM Go to last post
  23. Monday Wut Wut: A use for text messages

    Now don't get me wrong, I'm sure most people out there use a lot of text messages and find them really useful. I know several who prefer them to actually using the phone for, you know, phoning someone and speaking to them. I always found them...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 23 Apr 2012 07:26 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,401
    23 Apr 2012 08:18 PM Go to last post
  24. Random thoughts

    The people who work at Payless Shoes are pretty much exactly the kind of people you would imagine would work at a place called "Payless Shoes".

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 19 Apr 2012 01:31 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    20 Apr 2012 07:24 PM Go to last post
  25. I just found this map and it makes me very sad.

    That big blacked out area on the right is Belfast. :( This thing should be hanging up in every museum in Ireland.

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 19 Apr 2012 05:48 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    20 Apr 2012 07:37 AM Go to last post
  26. Let's all go to Philadelphia Zoo


    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 18 Apr 2012 01:11 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    18 Apr 2012 06:08 PM Go to last post
  27. Is it love or is it magic?

    I'm dead in 2 of the three mafia games I'm playing, the third is moving at a pace that makes glaciers feel like speed demons and I can't access the dope today, it seems. So I'm watching Nanny and the professor episodes on Hulu. At one point I did...

    Started by Inner Stickler‎, 16 Apr 2012 05:45 PM
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    17 Apr 2012 09:52 PM Go to last post
  28. Evaluation of Roman road networks with slime mould

    Candidate for the research project of the year! Roman Empire is renowned for sharp logical design and outstanding building quality of its road system. Many roads built by Romans are still use in continental Europe and UK. The Roman roads were...

    Started by kk fusion‎, 11 Apr 2012 11:39 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,820
    12 Apr 2012 07:48 PM Go to last post
  29. textsfromhillary

    Ok, this one amused me for the afternoon: Hillary Clinton has managed to become cool thanks to the internet Two guys created a meme from a couple of photos of Hilary Clinton sitting with some large stacks of paper looking serious while swapping...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 11 Apr 2012 10:22 AM
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    12 Apr 2012 05:16 PM Go to last post
  30. I didn't know the Titanic was real

    http://twitpic.com/97vogu :fail:

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 10 Apr 2012 04:48 PM
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    11 Apr 2012 09:51 PM Go to last post
  31. Nixon and Brezhnev were mammals, you know....

    ...and if you didn't, Wikipedia would be the first to tell you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammal

    Started by Elendil's Heir‎, 30 Jan 2012 09:32 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    10 Apr 2012 08:26 PM Go to last post
  32. Harry the Lego Crab

    Harry is a Hermit Crab living in a rock pool in Legoland. Only he doesn't have a shell he has moved into, he has a lego house instead. V47wx8qMSxA I wonder if they gave him a choice of colours and if they will make some bigger one for him, if...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 03 Apr 2012 07:51 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    05 Apr 2012 01:30 AM Go to last post
  33. Here's a photo I think you'll enjoy (especially What Exit?)


    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 04 Apr 2012 12:11 PM
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    04 Apr 2012 02:46 PM Go to last post
  34. These things I believe

    No evidence necessary, just things you're convinced of: The kind of people most likely to go to high school reunions are the kind of people who still live within ten miles of their high school.

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 19 Apr 2011 11:35 AM
    • Replies: 22
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    31 Mar 2012 04:37 PM Go to last post
  35. My pretend Twitter thread. (Mostly to keep my post count ahead of Sarahfeena's)

    Wow. McDonald's must go through a lot of yellow paint--and toilet paper.

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 30 Mar 2011 10:58 AM
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    28 Mar 2012 10:36 PM Go to last post
  36. 136 Creepy Wikipedia articles

    http://www.phocks.org/stumble/creepy/ Just in case anyone is bored. Some of them are woo, and/or boring, many of them are faskinating.

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 21 Mar 2012 10:32 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 5,692
    23 Mar 2012 11:35 AM Go to last post
  37. Comics that made you laugh.

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 22 Mar 2012 11:09 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,473
    22 Mar 2012 07:28 PM Go to last post
  38. Poll Poll: Cupcakes or Donuts?


    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 28 Apr 2011 01:57 PM
    • Replies: 48
    • Views: 14,998
    21 Mar 2012 08:14 AM Go to last post
  39. A passion returns.

    When I was a kid I loved astronomy, read astronomy books and with one of my first pay packets I bought a telescope. Unfortunately I hadn't done my homework and wound up with a junkscope, one of those $100 telescopes that are all but useless for...

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 19 Mar 2012 02:51 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,070
    19 Mar 2012 10:08 PM Go to last post
  40. Happy St. Patrick's Day

    Everybody! W000T!

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 17 Mar 2009 07:13 AM
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    19 Mar 2012 06:29 PM Go to last post
  41. Public proposals: WTF?

    Assuming this video is real, and it seems to be, there's a lot more wrong here than just wanting a ton of people present at your special moment. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/19/leap-year-proposal-2012_n_1364359.html But, I am...

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 19 Mar 2012 02:55 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,525
    19 Mar 2012 06:22 PM Go to last post
  42. xkcd strikes again (leopards and keyboards)

    On Wikipedia, right now, this text exists: The use of any leopard may cause serious injury (that is, carpal tunnel syndrome or other repetitive strain injury) to hands, wrists, arms, neck or back. Thanks to this. On some days I might find...

    Started by parzival‎, 19 Mar 2012 12:07 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,632
    19 Mar 2012 12:23 PM Go to last post
  43. Jobs of the unwilling

    You know, the occupations that are solely filled by people who are killing time until they find something better, or who have given up on ever succeeding in their chosen field. I'll start off with: High school art teacher.

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 17 Mar 2012 06:16 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,820
    18 Mar 2012 10:20 AM Go to last post
  44. Take the accent quiz!

    This is really very interesting... What part of and where in the U.S. is your accent from? http://www.lewrockwell.com/spl3/american-accent-quiz.html It correctly tagged me as being from "the Midlands" (Midwest).

    Started by Elendil's Heir‎, 29 Feb 2012 08:30 AM
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 6,898
    17 Mar 2012 05:55 PM Go to last post
  45. Excellence: a wordless celebration

    (in respectful imitation of our sister thread)

    Started by OneCentStamp‎, 27 Feb 2012 07:39 PM
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  46. A Heath Robinson Wine Bottle Opener

    Somebody, obviously, has way too much time, imagination and spare parts on their hands. This would make an amazing talking point anywhere it was used. The video of it in action is worth watching as well. wSuH9u0kvhU

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 15 Mar 2012 08:25 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    15 Mar 2012 12:16 PM Go to last post
  47. Monday Wut Wut: Mad March Syndrome

    Ok, I realise it's March. Why does it feel like last October. I keep referring to things as being in 2011. Anything I am working on feels like it was left over from the tail end of last year. Surely something will come along and remind me that it is...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 05 Mar 2012 09:42 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,775
    14 Mar 2012 02:58 PM Go to last post
  48. Mediocrity: A wordless celebration.

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 15 Mar 2011 09:28 AM
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    • Replies: 66
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    09 Mar 2012 11:44 PM Go to last post
  49. My magic watch

    Stumbled on this via an unrelated Google Images search, and liked it so much I just had to share it:

    Started by Elendil's Heir‎, 06 Mar 2012 11:43 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,881
    07 Mar 2012 03:11 PM Go to last post
  50. Foods of immediate regret

    That is, things you're sorry you ate, the moment you finish the last bite.

    Started by Orual‎, 10 Feb 2012 12:43 PM
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    05 Mar 2012 03:06 PM Go to last post

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