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But yeah, having a scientific background those commercials that say, "I don't want any ingredients in my food that I can't pronounce" make me grind my teeth.

Stupid people have more restrictive diets? What about those with speech impediments? Elmer Fudd isn't allowed any food with an 'r' in it? Then why is he always hunting Bugs? No one says, "I'm having bunny for stew tonight," it's always "wabbit"... er... "rabbit".

I agree with CY that it's incredibly important to read the labels on food. We're fortunate that we have a local farmer's market that's incredible, so most of our sustenance is fresh fruits, vegetables, and meat, all locally grown.

Processed food in the U.S. is full of corn syrup precisely because the U.S. government massively subsidizes corn, so you've gotta do SOMETHING with the excess (corn syrup and animal feed).

But yeah, we've reached the point that we pretty much can't buy canned or packaged anything because it's too sweet.

Healthier for us, but a PITA to have to cook every night...


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...and, much like Freehold, I prefer to do my cooking naked.

It makes making bacon more fun and exciting.


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I cooked Bacon naked, once.

Cant you tell:-)


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...finally, before I dive into work, it's the third day in a row that I'm running (Crimson Throne for 6 Saturday, We be Goblins for 4 Sunday, and the kids' Serpent Skull game for 6 today). It's been quite a while since I've run 3 games in a row, and those were always 3 of the same game (Rise of the Runelords, usually).

Should be fascinating to see what mistakes I make tonight, especially with the kids playing.

"What do you mean you avoid the fire? You're a goblin!!!! Oh, wait. No, no you're not..."


The Doomkitten wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
The Doomkitten wrote:
Anybody else up for this game?
Noooooooooo~! I'm baaaaad at PbPs~! DON'T DO THIS TO MEEEEEEEEEEEE~!
Resistance is futile. You cannot resist the delicious combination of classic modules with new rules.

You do not understand: I have not once successfully completed a PbP, and so far, half of them have been my fault. >:I


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I've never been in a PbP, but that's because I hate them almost as much as Magic: The Gathering, almost.


Tacticslion wrote:
The Doomkitten wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
The Doomkitten wrote:
Anybody else up for this game?
Noooooooooo~! I'm baaaaad at PbPs~! DON'T DO THIS TO MEEEEEEEEEEEE~!
Resistance is futile. You cannot resist the delicious combination of classic modules with new rules.
You do not understand: I have not once successfully completed a PbP, and so far, half of them have been my fault. >:I

Camahn, at least try it! I need a FaWTL buddy! It can't hurt...


:(

Yes. It can. I could just poof in a puff of logic.

... or maybe lack any time.


... but maybe.


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I fried potatoes shirtless once. Ended up burning my chest with hot oil.


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YAY!

Shadow Lodge

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... that was an inconvenient ninja.


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The last two posts above orthos' post since he saw fit to ninja me I'm assuming are not supposed to be read in order but it makes it so much better or worse...


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*facepalm*

Knew I should've hit the reply button to TL's post...


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NobodysHome wrote:

But yeah, having a scientific background those commercials that say, "I don't want any ingredients in my food that I can't pronounce" make me grind my teeth.

this has more roots in a phobia/distrust of science in general and chemistry specifically than anything else.


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Hey guys, it's against the law for me to kill coworkers right? No matter how annoying they may be?

Lantern Lodge

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YEP.


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I'm not afraid of chemistry, I can go back to the lab any time I want, just so long as Banner isn't there...


Bruce or David?

#probablytheonlyonewhowatchedtheoldhulktvshow


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So long as you've got the signed waiver, my ass is covered.


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I have a paycheck with 188.02 USD on it. How do I cash this check for free, without paying any of that money, nor any other money in my possession, so that after I cash the check, I am 188.02 USD richer?


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My paycheck is 10 days away.


#DefendHashtags2k15

EDIT: sorry cy, didn't mean to scare you off I was just joking :Þ


Tacticslion wrote:
... but maybe.

Hm... just realized that you weren't the GM (I hadn't read the whole thread until now).

I'd be less predisposed to join with someone who didn't understand the likelihood of my just... disappearing.

(It's not a character trait I'm proud of, and I'm working at returning to games that I've dropped from by default/accident, but it's something that I'm aware of and want to be honest about.)

Shadow Lodge

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Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
I have a paycheck with 188.02 USD on it. How do I cash this check for free, without paying any of that money, nor any other money in my possession, so that after I cash the check, I am 188.02 USD richer?

If you don't have a bank account or direct deposit (and even then, some places and/or some employers charge a DD fee), you're pretty much completely out of luck.


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Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

But yeah, having a scientific background those commercials that say, "I don't want any ingredients in my food that I can't pronounce" make me grind my teeth.

this has more roots in a phobia/distrust of science in general and chemistry specifically than anything else.

Absolutely true. Doesn't mean it doesn't make me grind my teeth...


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Orthos wrote:
Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
I have a paycheck with 188.02 USD on it. How do I cash this check for free, without paying any of that money, nor any other money in my possession, so that after I cash the check, I am 188.02 USD richer?
If you don't have a bank account or direct deposit (and even then, some places and/or some employers charge a DD fee), you're pretty much completely out of luck.

There's a bank account somewhere in the world that I opened up as a kid and didn't seriously do anything with since, although something I read on the internet suggests that the same bank the check came from will do it without a fee

So I guess that means I need an account at the same bank?


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Tacticslion wrote:

Bruce or David?

#probablytheonlyonewhowatchedtheoldhulktvshow

Wrong!

There are those older than you (and with worse taste) on this thread...


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Do I want to save for retirement or do I want to die a glorious death in battle before retirement is a necessity

I ask myself the most important questions


NobodysHome wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

Bruce or David?

#probablytheonlyonewhowatchedtheoldhulktvshow

Wrong!

There are those older than you (and with worse taste) on this thread...

Oh! So you watched the old Spiderman one, too!

(Or maybe you refer to Adam West's Batman interpretation? I'm pretty familiar with those.)


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Tacticslion wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

Bruce or David?

#probablytheonlyonewhowatchedtheoldhulktvshow

Wrong!

There are those older than you (and with worse taste) on this thread...

Oh! So you watched the old Spiderman one, too!

(Or maybe you refer to Adam West's Batman interpretation? I'm pretty familiar with those.)

Ah, geez. Adam West's Batman. Lou Ferrigno's Hulk. Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman. The Six Million Dollar Man AND the Bionic Woman.

Even the old live-action Spider Man on the Electric Company.

If it had live-action super heroes, I watched it.

Even back then I winced at some of them, but I watched 'em.

And the Six Million Dollar Man vs. Bigfoot was one of my all-time favorites. Aliens? Bigfoot? Bionic men? All it needed was the Venus probe to make it complete.

NobodysHome showing his bad taste:
And how many people feel "the Venus probe" should be the name of a feminine gratification device?


Hahah! I loved all of those shows!

... I can't comment on specific episodes of the Bionic Man anymore, however.

Silver Crusade

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Didn't they have a bionic dog spinoff of those, as I recall it was a german shepherd


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Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:
Didn't they have a bionic dog spinoff of those, as I recall it was a german shepherd

Yes. Back in the 1970's the key to destroying a show was to add a dog. There was indeed a bionic German shepherd. Just before the show died...


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You guys are forgetting the most important show of all, Knight Rider

Edit: had to make a new alias :-)


EDIT: DANG it, Ninja-yesterday! Of course I know Knight Rider!

The post has been edited for correction.

Dang it. ;P

Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:
Didn't they have a bionic dog spinoff of those, as I recall it was a german shepherd
NobodysHome wrote:
Yes. Back in the 1970's the key to destroying a show was to add a dog. There was indeed a bionic German shepherd. Just before the show died...

Huh, well, you guys got me. I don't remember that one.

captain yesterday wrote:
You guys are forgetting the most important show of all, Knight Rider

#Hasselhoff4lyf!

Silver Crusade

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Not so coincidentally, I have had German Shepherds since my childhood.

Quote:
You guys are forgetting the most important show of all, Knight Rider

Airwolf with Jan Michael Vincent


what does it mean to order a check? Does it mean to write a check to another person?


Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:

Not so coincidentally, I have had German Shepherds since my childhood.

Quote:
You guys are forgetting the most important show of all, Knight Rider
Airwolf with Jan Michael Vincent

That's the one that made me love helicopters and be certain they were superior in every way to airplanes. Ah, youth.

Shadow Lodge

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Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
what does it mean to order a check? Does it mean to write a check to another person?

I work in accounting and I still manage to find it surprising that people still use physical checks these days.


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Orthos wrote:
Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
what does it mean to order a check? Does it mean to write a check to another person?
I work in accounting and I still manage to find it surprising that people still use physical checks these days.

Once in a while it happens.

I opted out of direct deposit (for now) for the simple reason that I don't have a functional bank account.


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Credit union might be the way to go, if you can.


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captain yesterday wrote:
Credit union might be the way to go, if you can.

indeed, that sounds like a good idea for you, Anius.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

But yeah, having a scientific background those commercials that say, "I don't want any ingredients in my food that I can't pronounce" make me grind my teeth.

this has more roots in a phobia/distrust of science in general and chemistry specifically than anything else.
Absolutely true. Doesn't mean it doesn't make me grind my teeth...

I have encountered this in and out of chemistry in my personal, professional, and school lives. Never gets easier to deal with.


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Thanks for the suggestion. I'm so financially ignorant that I couldn't tell you what makes a credit union different from a bank or a credit card company. :Þ


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Orthos wrote:
Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
what does it mean to order a check? Does it mean to write a check to another person?
I work in accounting and I still manage to find it surprising that people still use physical checks these days.

I'm irritated that I have to, but banks still love that paper:

  • My tenants tried to set up a direct transfer from their bank to my credit union. The bank wouldn't do it without a $3 monthly fee, while mailing me a physical check is free.
  • Many service providers (our plumber, our kids' hospital) don't bill at time of service, but send invoices later. It's much faster to write a physical check than to set up yet another "pay to account" on my credit union's web site. And if you try to use a credit card, they charge you a significant "convenience fee" that runs from a few dollars on into the hundreds (to recoup the 1.5% the credit card company skims off the top). I'd rather spend the money on a stamp, thanks.
  • Every time I give a company that bills me on a regular basis my credit card or bank account number, they abuse the privilege by auto-billing me. And guess what? I have yet to find a single company that doesn't accidentally charge me for something I didn't order. Because why not? It's a lot more fun to keep the money until the consumer can prove that he didn't order something. So for them I set up manual accounts in my credit union to send them physical checks.

  • In short, I have a long history of experience that says physical checks are the only way to protect myself from companies that unscrupulously auto-deduct from my account. Add high "convenience fees" for not using paper, and companies that aren't set up to accept anything other than paper checks, and I still have a checkbook that I use 5-6 times a month.

    EDIT: There's also the interpersonal stuff. My brother foots the entire bill for our ski trip. I have to cut a check for lodgings, food, etc. I'd love to transfer electronically from my account to his, but again, as usual, there's a big "convenience fee" to transfer electronically, while a check is essentially free.


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    NobodysHome wrote:
    Orthos wrote:
    Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
    what does it mean to order a check? Does it mean to write a check to another person?
    I work in accounting and I still manage to find it surprising that people still use physical checks these days.

    I'm irritated that I have to, but banks still love that paper:

  • My tenants tried to set up a direct transfer from their bank to my credit union. The bank wouldn't do it without a $3 monthly fee, while mailing me a physical check is free.
  • Many service providers (our plumber, our kids' hospital) don't bill at time of service, but send invoices later. It's much faster to write a physical check than to set up yet another "pay to account" on my credit union's web site. And if you try to use a credit card, they charge you a significant "convenience fee" that runs from a few dollars on into the hundreds (to recoup the 1.5% the credit card company skims off the top). I'd rather spend the money on a stamp, thanks.
  • Every time I give a company that bills me on a regular basis my credit card or bank account number, they abuse the privilege by auto-billing me. And guess what? I have yet to find a single company that doesn't accidentally charge me for something I didn't order. Because why not? It's a lot more fun to keep the money until the consumer can prove that he didn't order something. So for them I set up manual accounts in my credit union to send them physical checks.

  • In short, I have a long history of experience that says physical checks are the only way to protect myself from companies that unscrupulously auto-deduct from my account. Add high "convenience fees" for not using paper, and companies that aren't set up to accept anything other than paper checks, and I still have a checkbook that I use 5-6 times a month.

    EDIT: There's also the interpersonal stuff. My brother foots the entire bill for our ski trip. I have to cut a check for lodgings, food, etc. I'd love to transfer electronically from my account to his, but again, as usual,...

    sigh. Sounds like little has changed. Thanks for the heads up.


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    aww my university had a student-run credit union but it closed in 1992. RIP


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    Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
    Thanks for the suggestion. I'm so financially ignorant that I couldn't tell you what makes a credit union different from a bank or a credit card company. :Þ

    I'm sure Orthos or someone else will correct me with the finer details, but:

  • A bank provides a full suite of financial services (checking account, savings account, loans, etc.) and is a for-profit organization. They have the advantage of being ubiquitous. Everywhere you go in the U.S., you'll find a Bank of America or a Wells Fargo.
  • A credit union is a nonprofit bank. At least that's my impression. And you have to somehow qualify to join. The advantages are lower fees and better interest rates because they're not so worried about their profit margin. The disadvantages are that branches are few and far between, and most banks will charge you a fee if they have to deal with one, because they don't like them.
  • A credit card is just a company that will loan you money at a huge interest rate on your honesty alone. They make money two ways: They skim 1.5% of all transactions (paid for by the merchant), and they charge you around 15% annual interest on any money you don't pay back at the end of the month. They can be awesome (we get 1% of our purchases back in "Disney Dollars" from our Chase Disney card), but if you don't pay off the balance each month, it's painful.
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