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NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Why did you make me Google this?

Now Freehold will be insufferable for months.

I already checked.

The closest one to me is 3 hours away.

This will not stand.

I got curious. There are *none* in northern California.

L.A. has a bunch.

Come to Wisconsin we have it all!, abundant McRibs, AND Dairy Queen's with parking in the rear.


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Limeylongears wrote:

Captain and Vany, tell me, for I must know.

What shade of green is Green Bay?

Cold.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
I survived House on the Rock. Took 4 hours to tour the whole place. Afterwards we went out, checked into our exceptionally seedy motel, went out for dinner, quietly considered eating the money and getting a different hotel, realized I couldn't, went back to House on the Rock for The Dark Side tour...which turns the place into a haunted house, and it's a lot of fun.
how bad are we talking?

The kids were convinced we were not going to survive the night.

The problem is that a lot of southern Wisconsin, particularly the areas surrounding Madison, makes a killing off tourists. Hotel/motel rates are rather high by comparison to central IL. Hell, a Best Western in Dodgeville was running $140/night, and I wanted a separate room for the kids. Best Western in Lincoln, IL, runs about $60/night. About $100/night in Peoria.

So $111/night/room at the Karakahl Country Inn seemed like a relatively decent deal for the area, and I was wrong.

There are places I'd willingly stay in Berkeley that run $140/night. A rate like that outside of a major metropolis is BAD.

That's Wisconsin for ya! If the mosquitoes don't bleed you dry, the locals will.


If you lived in Wisconsin you could drink it straight from the cow's teet.


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Whingey Wizzard.


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The Vagrant Erudite wrote:
When you're the third largest city in the nation, that is not true.

You obviously haven't been to Chicago enough, it is in fact, nowhere.


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The more you know!


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Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

OK. I admit it. This is a "fun" tool to look at 2050/2100 sea levels...

we seem pretty okay on my end...

All we have to worry about are tornadoes and the Red Menace (Republicans).


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We're doing small jobs in the NW, SW, and NE corners of the county today, which means a lot of driving.


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It's International Kissing Day.

Now, that's a holiday I can get support!


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NobodysHome wrote:

Why Californians can't have fun.

Is it because they labeled coffee as a carcinogen.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Cap'n Yesterday, FaWtL Tourism wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Ah, summer in California! Nothing like waking up, heading outside, and smelling a massive grass fire somewhere in the distance.

What's curious is that I don't see it reported in the news yet. Must be a fresh one...

Ah, summer in Wisconsin! It's only 8:30 and it's already 80 degrees and you can smell someone using tar somewhere in the distance.

I must say, this does NOT sound like the fimbulwinterlund of my dreams.

What's next? No milkmaids?

That's what makes Wisconsin so magical in the summer, all the milkmaids shed their German skirts and busty tops for swimsuits, short shorts, and busty tank tops.

I'll take your word for it, as such attire is the ONLY good thing about summer.

That and the pool.

And the beach.

Fortunately, Wisconsin has more lakes then Minnesota and EVERYONE spends almost the whole summer at the lake, Wisconsin Dells (water parks, as far as the eye can see!) or the pool.


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Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Ah, summer in California! Nothing like waking up, heading outside, and smelling a massive grass fire somewhere in the distance.

What's curious is that I don't see it reported in the news yet. Must be a fresh one...

Ah, summer in Wisconsin! It's only 8:30 and it's already 80 degrees and you can smell someone using tar somewhere in the distance.

I must say, this does NOT sound like the fimbulwinterlund of my dreams.

What's next? No milkmaids?

That's what makes Wisconsin so magical in the summer, all the milkmaids shed their German skirts and busty tops for swimsuits, short shorts, and busty tank tops.


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lynora wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:

We hit 90 yesterday, and will likely do so again today. And last night we had 1" hail (2.54cm) with 60mph (96kph) winds.

Welcome to the Midwest.

...should I be concerned for next week?
No. Why would you ask? This isn't abnormal.
...do you live in some kind of layer of the abyss where 90 degree heat, scorching winds and hail are a regular occurence?
......he already told you he's in the midwest? ;P

Even worse, he lives in Illinois.


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Vanykrye wrote:

So...

This might be a secret, but I'm going to say it anyway.

I hate incompetence.

I know. It's a flaw of mine. I need to learn to be more accepting.

Water is coming into our 1st floor suite from the HVAC units on the 3rd floor. Ceiling tiles falling in, people running around, punching themselves in the head, etc, etc, etc.

Again.

Yes. Again.

This is the second time in five years that we've been in this location that this has happened.

I'm also working with a skeleton crew today of myself as the only physical IT presence in this particular office. My other on-site guys were scheduled off, and everybody else works at our other offices.

I'm ready to work from home full time now. Please. Now. Thank you.

This won't happen after the zombie apocalypse, zombies are much more focused and less likely to leave to do battle with Sinbad.


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Guatemalan insanity peppers, harvested by prison inmates in the jungles of prime evil.


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Yuugasa wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Woran wrote:

*sits quietly in europe*

Naked of course, because, its europe.

I gotta visit you.

You guys have milkmaids, right?

What's with the milk maids by the way, what do you like about them?

Also, what is a milk maid?

A boxum woman, preferably wearing a corset and saucy skirt with a preference for cuddling on cold winter's nights and a weakness for fine beer and for having a face buried betwixt their breasts.


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The nice part of living in America's Bread Basket is veggies are plentiful and fairly inexpensive.

So we try to eat our veggies fresh.


gran rey de los mono wrote:
Cap'n Yesterday, FaWtL Tourism wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
But is horseshoes a sport?
No, but corn hole is.
No no no at best corn hole is an activity at worst a crime.
I believe the National Corn Hole Championship is held in Wisconsin.
Now if only they could organize a National Milk Maid Championship then Freehold would probably move there immediately.

Every county holds a competition for this very thing every year to see who parades around for June dairy month and then the fairs the whole rest of the summer.


Vidmaster7 wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
But is horseshoes a sport?
No, but corn hole is.
No no no at best corn hole is an activity at worst a crime.

I believe the National Corn Hole Championship is held in Wisconsin.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:

Freehold...

Nobody in the Midwest walks unless they're in one of the bigger cities/towns. It's because otherwise there's absolutely nothing close by that you'd want to walk there and back.

Cap is an anomaly in these regards for the Midwest, but again, as he's pointed out, Madison is a bit different.

Even where I live...if I want to go to the grocery store for a jug of milk (because I am not going to pay $6 for it at the gas station 2 blocks away)...it's about a 5 mile round trip walk with most of that having to walk on the shoulder of the road - no sidewalks on the road I live on. I'm not saying I can't physically do that, but driving takes a lot less time out of my day, and I'm much more likely to do that as a much bigger errand on the way home from work rather than as a separate trip out with limited cargo capacity.

You said it yourself, everything is spread out here, and that's precisely why very few people walk anywhere as a basic mode of transportation. If they're walking, it's usually just for exercise with no destination in mind.

but you see that is what weirds me out.

There is so much to see by you. Glorious landscapes. Wonderful nature. Beautiful streams and the like. I'm getting excited just thinking about it.

But everyone would rather just drive past it. And worse, without sidewalks, those who do want to stretch their legs are targets for the cops. And then obesity skyrockets. It's just insane.

Then again, I didn't take my bike today because it was supposed to be horrific thunderstorms all day. We've got bad wind, yeah, but no thunderstorms so far...

In fairness, you're only a target for cops if you look like a hippie or aren't white.


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That's the Midwest for ya!


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Drejk wrote:
Cap'n Yesterday, FaWtL Tourism wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

I get to take [redacted] to a [redacted] in [redacted] which, as everyone knows, is a s@~+ hole.

Wish [redacted][redacted]!

So...you're going to Monroe?
As shocking as it may seem, there's more than one s~@* hole in Wisconsin.
Are you telling us that Wisconsin is not one big s...?!

You're confusing Wisconsin with Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Michigan, and Minnesota again.


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Vanykrye wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

I get to take [redacted] to a [redacted] in [redacted] which, as everyone knows, is a s@~+ hole.

Wish [redacted][redacted]!

So...you're going to Monroe?

As shocking as it may seem, there's more than one s$++ hole in Wisconsin.


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For my Florida Man challenge I get a couple of choices.

A guy that got arrested for jacking off at a strip club, or some douchebag that spent three months biting toddlers.

Yup, that's Florida, man.


I like Germany or Florida, wherein you find the most f*!~ed up headline and have someone guess if it happened in Germany or Florida.


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At night, from a distance, Monroe looks like it's rising from the pits of hell.


Yuugasa wrote:

There is kinda an interesting question in that show though, if you were transported to a fantasy world and had basically the power of a god and no real pressing business what would you do with it?

Might be a fun premise for an adventure sometime.

Get dysentery and die curled up in a ditch.

Godly powers or no godly powers eventually you have to drink the water.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Captain Yesterday's Phallacy wrote:

Oh! Trade with me!

It's ever so warm!

No. You, sir, are a liar. But I'm willing to halfsies - even things out and all.

I'll have you know, 45 degrees is considered very warm for this time of year.


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Whenever I see the parts with the shire I have to double check that the backyard isn't full of hobbits.


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Hopfully inn spauce yeve leaurnede graummmmitacalll countenance.


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CrystalSeas wrote:
Wisconsin police say a 34-year-old man who thought his wife damaged his action figures retaliated by taking an ax to the family's car, television and laptop in the house.

He doesn't represent us.


Woran wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Soooooo trying not to go full-blown nuclear political here, but...

...our housecleaner has not reappeared after she took her daughter down to visit her aging mother in El Salvador over Christmas break.

Yes, she's a U.S. citizen.

But she's also a brown-skinned woman with a heavy Spanish accent trying to return to the U.S. during a government shutdown caused by a battle over immigration by people from countries just like hers.

I am honestly quite worried for her; we're trying to get in contact with her now.

We're worried that my brother won't be able to get back from States for Chinese New Year if the airport workers are on strike.
We fly to minnesota in februari for Con of the North. We're getting antsy about it.

Wisconsin is next to Minnesota, just saying.


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Should we declare today to be Talk Like You're Irish Day.


Limeylongears wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:

...

As I am neither Welsh nor Australian, I'm not sure I can.

South African?

I know I'll figure out your accent eventually.

Keep going!!!

Great-Grandpa Longears was in South Africa, but only while the Boer War was on. Grandpa Longears was nearby in WWII, but by the time he'd learned to fly bombers, that particular conflict was over. And that is the end of Longears hearing drums echo in the night, so far as I know.

French Canadian?

I'll put you out of your misery.

My actual name is Lymatekatevan Longeshetamyrat, and I am a proud son of the most noble nation of Armenia.

So, you're from Saskatchewan then?


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Merry Boxing Day!

Punches self in the face.

Canada has the best holidays, hey.


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Yup, there's actually a good amount of migration between Wisconsin and Tennessee, I know of at least three people I went to high school with that moved to Tennessee, plus a friend's wife left him and moved there, the same with one of the General's brothers, his wife left him to move with her boyfriend to Tennessee, I mean.


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lisamarlene wrote:

And no, I'm not swimming naked. In the winter, I tend to fall in the pool with all my clothes *on*.

Not on purpose.

Jeez, you have been gone from Wisconsin a long time!

Oh wait, you said pool, not lake.


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You could always move here and live like kings, with the tech clout to lord over everyone.


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So, what's everyone's favorite Pathfinder city or (cities if you prefer).

Has to be a city, but doesn't need to be populated (everyone loves a lost city!).


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I'll have you know I wrote the book on making Mud people on your lunch break.

It's called Making Mud People, On Your Lunch Break.


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I don't know what you're talking about, lye and fish totally go together.


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lisamarlene wrote:
Wow! Did you hitch the team to the wagon and ride into town to the general store, or what?

Uh yeah, Wisconsin yo!


The best places for snow in the US, in no preferential order.

The cascade mountains
Colorado Rockies
New York
Madison, Wisconsin, the absolute best place for winter living.

There's also Maine and Boston but they're overrun by douchebags.


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Also people in the Midwest don't hoard food, they can. Everything.

Edited for better understanding.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Oh come now that shouldn't even be considered cold for you guys. (granted the TN people would panic and buy all the milk and bread at Walmart but that's not the point!)
I hate it when people do that here. It's such a jerk thing to do. Our infrastructure is not inherently superior, but things work differently here to the point that some transplant buying all the water, milk, and bread is just being an a$%%!*~. We have an untold number of farms less than 2 hours away. The food will get here. All roads lead to New York(city). We will be just fine. Please leave stuff for everyone else.

Here you can just walk outside and milk some random cow.

You want some water, stick your head in the snow.


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Hunt, the PugWumpus wrote:
Quibblemodeus wrote:
Pah. All shall bow, now or later, all shall bow.
That depends? Did you mean "bow" pronounced like drow, or "bow" pronounced like drow?

Or, as it's commonly referred to in Europe, football.


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Sounds like a monastery for cats where the meditate and prepare themselves for the secret war against the canine and avian menaces.


Yeah, now, supposed to keep kids from killing themselves trying to recreate their favorite songs of the fifties.


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Texas is fine as long as you don't interact with the locals.

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