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My neighbor keeps running through my yard and pretending to be blown up by buried explosives. I'm getting sick of his mine games.


How do you keep bacon from curling in the pan? Take away their tiny brooms.


Why are pirates such good singers? They love hitting the high Cs.


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NobodysHome wrote:

So, Wednesday was cloudy so I don't think it counts, but it *did* mark the first day my solar didn't produce more than I used. But the sun's back out and I'm still running a surplus. I expect my end-of-year PG&E "bill" to be a pleasant surprise, but at only $0.03/kWh for surplus, I don't expect it to be that pleasant.

Kind of like a _________ that does ____________.

Fill in the blanks, eh? I'm gonna go with "banana-hammock" and "chartered accountancy".


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Point of order: WINE does not mean "Windows Emulator". It is a self-referential acronym meaning "WINE Is Not an Emulator".


Vidmaster7 wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
I think most of us are heavy metal people/cats.
Not me.

Your a tehcno/synth/country guy right? a very niche genre but whatever works for you.

(It's all about how the robots are gonna steal your truck dog and wife.)

Ok so I actually talked myself into this now I might be a fan of it.

I would at least give it a chance.

Why would a robot steal my truck dog?


Just a Mort wrote:
I think most of us are heavy metal people/cats.

Not me.


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Woran wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Serious, dramatic, important life question: if I uninstall a game, does steam remember my achievements?
Yes, steam remembers your achievements.

Pepperidge Farm remembers.


Vidmaster7 wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
And just beat Ascension level 12 with Defect.
Still no luck getting past 7. What horrible crippling downside does 13 give you?

I haven't played it yet, but I think it said "Poor Bosses", which I assume means you get worse rewards for killing the bosses.


And just beat Ascension level 12 with Defect.


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Cap'n Yesterday, FaWtL Tourism wrote:
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.

Are you trying to break Freehold?


Vidmaster7 wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Do you mean Ascension level 7?
Yeah that is the word.
All I can say is keep trying. I've beaten level 12 with Ironclad and 11 with both of the others, so it's possible. Just gotta find the right cards, and may have to adjust your strategy.
so am I right in thinking that each ascension keeps all the negatives of the previous ones? Because man if that is the case I don't know how one would get to 20.

Yep, each level just keeps getting harder. For instance, right now I'm trying level 12 with Defect, and the penalties are:

Elites spawn more often
Normal enemies are deadlier
Elites are deadlier
Bosses are deadlier
Heal less after boss battles
Start each run damaged
Normal enemies are tougher
Elites are tougher
Bosses are tougher
Start each run cursed
Fewer potion slots
Upgraded cards appear less often


Vidmaster7 wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Do you mean Ascension level 7?
Yeah that is the word.

All I can say is keep trying. I've beaten level 12 with Ironclad and 11 with both of the others, so it's possible. Just gotta find the right cards, and may have to adjust your strategy.


Do you mean Ascension level 7?


As far as I know it was in the AP. It's possible that it had a template to reduce the CR, but I don't know.


The first one we faced nearly tpk'd us. Of course, it is a CR 9 and we were around 5th level at the time...


We've been fighting those in Ruins of Azlant lately. They really suck.


Believe me, I've dreamed of doing it many times.


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Or grab your stuff, pull the fire alarm, and go home.


Of course I don't. But I believe, and that's what matters.


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My wife accused me of having no empathy. I just can't understand why she would feel that way.


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I got gas for $1.39 today. I bought a taco from Taco Bell.


No it wasn't.


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There are two types of people:
1. Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.


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I thought I had won the argument with my wife over how the furniture should be arranged, but when I got home the tables had turned.


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Amazon is confusing me. I ordered 4 items the other day. They said they would arrive in 3 packages, 2 on Thursday (yesterday) and 1 on Friday (today). 1 arrived on Thursday, 1 arrived on Friday, and the other one that was supposed to arrive on Thursday now says that it is "Delayed" and will arrive "Between the 12th and 15th". This is after the tracking page showed it as "Out for Delivery" on both Thursday and Friday. I don't know what's happening, I just want my stuff, and I'm really glad it wasn't anything I was in a hurry for.

Also, I don't know if this matters, but all the items were being sold by Amazon, not marketplace sellers, and it was all Prime shipping.

Edit: I just got an update, and my package is now apparently somewhere up near Chicago. And it was supposedly in town Thursday morning. WTF?


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Actually, it appears that we have had guests named Crowley 16 other times in the past few years.


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I ordered a few things off Amazon, and took advantage of their $2 trial for a week of Prime, mainly so I can watch Good Omens. I have watched half of it so far, and think it is generally good. And then I come to work tonight, and we have a guest named Crowley. What are the odds?


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The Batter wrote:
Sounds like a place in need of immediate purification.

Possibly, but right now I need you to pour yourself over these pieces of marinated chicken and then take a swim in this pot of hot oil.


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Scintillae wrote:
Well, I have an idea for a goblin armor shop now.

Need to investigate the strength of flying mammal dung. Then have the proprietor of the armor shop be mentally unstable. That way the goblins could wear some B&@!+$# Crazy armor.


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NobodysHome wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:

Okay, so for the big damn hippies that go off the grid, how does that work?

(I mean, personally I'm just holding out for my own "Mister Fusion" units powering my home and my car with garbage, but until that day...)

As Vanykrye said, you need:

(1) Storage for when it's dark
(2) A power "sink" for excess power generated

The Road Warrior-esque "fortress with a bunch of flickering lights on the outside" isn't a bad idea; just funnel the excess power into a bunch of incandescent lights, which are HUGE energy sinks. You'd just need circuitry that said, "once power exceeds this level send all the rest to the lights", but such technology has existed nearly as long as power grids have, so it's not hard to build. I suspect that modern systems just have something akin to a space heater set off from the battery a bit because if you ever want to burn power, just setting up a pointless heater is a great way to do it.

It's just a lot more complex so it's either "build it yourself" or "pay a lot more".

You funnel the excess into giant spotlights to taunt the suckers who don't have power.


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Freehold DM wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Rosita the Riveter wrote:
I am in that shutdown area. My house has solar panels, but not a battery. So I should have power during the day, still, but not at night.

It doesn't work that way.

[physics]
During the day, your solar panels produce more power than your house can use, and that excess power needs to go somewhere. Neither the panels nor your house's wiring are designed to deal with that excess, so it's sent back up the line to the power company.

If there's a power outage, the power company doesn't want that electricity coming back up the line and possibly endangering their workers, so your solar panels receive a signal to stop producing entirely. There are solar panels that include a 20-amp plug in the side of your house so you can get power during an outage, but most people don't have that because it's significantly more expensive (they have to build in the circuitry to deal with the excess power).

here's a nice explanation I found.
[/physics]

So the TLDR version is: Even with solar panels you lose power during a blackout.

Okay, so for the big damn hippies that go off the grid, how does that work?

(I mean, personally I'm just holding out for my own "Mister Fusion" units powering my home and my car with garbage, but until that day...)

Now you have to design the mascot for Mister Fusion.

Wouldn't that be a cartoonified Christopher Lloyd?


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Robin: "Batman, the Batmobile won't start!"
Batman: "Did you charge the battery?"
Robin: "What the f$#% is a tery?"


Just a Mort wrote:
Woran wrote:
I hate running. Buts is such an effective work out.

You don't need to run for cardio if you don't want to. If you want to finish some road race with decent timing then you do. Though my uncle could probably put some run-walkers to shame with his leet race walking skills, which is probably more practical to pick up for heavier people.

Swimming/cycling are all good cardio workouts that don't involve running.

And grats, Gran on the slay the spire achievements! I still can't finish silent to get to the heart, but again the saviors of uldum hearthstone expension has been keeping me busy.

I haven't touched Hearthstone since before Witchwood, or whatever it was called.


I have somehow managed to complete Ascension level 11 with all three characters in Slay the Spire. It's getting quite difficult.


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Here's a group of jokes that are a variation on a theme:

Spoilered for length:

A bar was walked into by a passive voice.

An oxymoron walked into a bar. The silence was deafening.

Hyperbole totally rips into this insane bar and absolutely destroys all the liquor.

A non-sequitur walks into a bar. In a strong enough wind, even turkeys can fly.

Papyrus and Comic Sans walk into a bar. The bartender says "We don't serve your type here."

A mixed metaphor walks into a bar, sees the writing on the wall, and decides to nip this thing in the bud.

A comma splice walks into a bar, it has a drink and then leaves.

A synonym strolls into a tavern.

A run-on sentence walks into a bar it starts flirting. With a cute little sentence fragment.

A figure of speech literally walks into a bar and gets figuratively hammered.

A misplaced modifier walks into a bar owned by a man with a glass eye named Ralph.

The past, present, and future walk into a bar. It was tense.

A dyslexic walks into a bra.

A verb walks into a bar, sees a cute noun, and suggests they conjugate. The noun declines.

An Oxford comma walks into a bar, where it spends the evening watching the television getting drunk and smoking cigars.

A simile walks into a bar, parched as the desert.

A hyphenated word and a non-hyphenated word walk into a bar. The bartender nearly chokes on the irony.


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My girlfriend wanted us to try some kinky stuff, and asked me for me safe word. I said it was "Meatloaf", because that means "I would do anything for love, but I won't do that."


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I'm listening to a podcast, and the GM is describing a hut made of flesh. He says "There is a door like an open wound in the flesh of the hut." Eww.


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I'm really good at getting through labyrinths. It usually only takes me a Minotaur two.


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How do you fix a broken gourd? With a pumpkin patch.


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What do you call something that ruins a movie?

Spoiler:


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I called my wife and asked her if I should pick up Fish and Chips tonight. She hung up on me. I guess she's still mad that I won the bet to name our kids.


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Scintillae wrote:

Well...I got a week of lesson plans done, a novel test and a half written, and vocab for the next month sorted.

Can I go home yet?

Not until you've written a week long lesson on puns which will require your students to write several per day. Each day must have a different theme, such as food, music, family, and potpourri.


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I'm going to spoiler this one, just in case.

Sexual Humor:

I got to work tonight and there are a bunch of boxes in the break room. It appears we are switching to satellite TV. One of the boxes made me chuckle, because it is labelled "Non-Penetrative Mount" and that made think "That just sounds like disappointing sex".


Just a Mort wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
So no garlic at all?
No. I don't know if it'd fit and all plus garlic can have a rather strong flavour that may overpower the oregano and rosemary.

but... but... but... GARLIC!

I look for things to cook that use garlic just so I can enjoy the Garlic!

You ever put garlic on popcorn? I do sometimes. Just pop a bag in the microwave, then sprinkle some garlic powder (not garlic salt, it's already plenty salty) on it and shake to distribute. Or pour the popcorn into a bowl and add the garlic powder and shake. It means you have to wash a bowl, but it tends to more evenly distribute the garlic.
I usually go for a sweeter popcorn topping but you know that sounds solid I am for it. Maybe some Garlic butter even. I don't even really like popcorn that much but this is sounding good.

Garlic butter goes well with eggplant I'd say...

And down here we cook with fresh garlic. No powder involved.

I use fresh garlic too, just sometimes powder works better. Like as a popcorn topping.


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That was an interesting phone call. It was from Central Reservations, calling because there are apparently a dozen people waiting in the lobby of a hotel a block away wanting to check in, but they've been there for over an hour and no one is at the desk. No one is answering the phone either. She was wondering if I had any other contact info, like the phone number for the manager or something, for that hotel. Which I don't. Don't know exactly what's going on over there, but I'm guessing someone is getting fired.


Vidmaster7 wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
So no garlic at all?
No. I don't know if it'd fit and all plus garlic can have a rather strong flavour that may overpower the oregano and rosemary.

but... but... but... GARLIC!

I look for things to cook that use garlic just so I can enjoy the Garlic!

You ever put garlic on popcorn? I do sometimes. Just pop a bag in the microwave, then sprinkle some garlic powder (not garlic salt, it's already plenty salty) on it and shake to distribute. Or pour the popcorn into a bowl and add the garlic powder and shake. It means you have to wash a bowl, but it tends to more evenly distribute the garlic.


This thread is playing tricks on me.


Just a Mort wrote:

Tuesday is World vegetarian day!

I definitely could keep myself happy while vegetarian, but the problem is for getting proteins, meats still give better for their calories. Else you'd be eating tau kwa all day.

They say that you are what you eat, I eat cows, cows are vegetarians, therefore I am a vegetarian.


Vidmaster7 wrote:
Tubafour?

Wooden sousaphone.

(See, tubafour is a combination of tuba and two-by-four.)

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