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bgz Offline
#351 Posted:
Joined: 07-29-2014
Posts: 13,023
Yuck, who the hell wants to eat like that?

Funny story.

My daughter's friend comes over, wants a snack.

My wife says, well, we got bananas... nope...

Apples... nope...

I know, how about strawberries... uh...

I don't eat fruits and vegetables and stuff... do you have a cookie?

I heard that and about spit up my drink.
deadeyedick Offline
#352 Posted:
Joined: 03-13-2003
Posts: 15,023
Fidelity estimates that a couple age 65 today will need to plan on spending $365K on health care in retirement over and above the expenses covered by Medicare.
Dg west deptford Offline
#353 Posted:
Joined: 05-25-2019
Posts: 2,834
Stem cell injections

Erybodys gettin em

Supposedly harvested from umbilical cord

Speyside2 Offline
#354 Posted:
Joined: 11-11-2021
Posts: 2,069
God is the meaning of life.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#355 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2017
Posts: 13,209
Yet the answer to life, the universe, and everything is 42.

That's not recently acquired. Learned that many years ago
MACS Offline
#356 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 76,459
^Hitchhiking the galaxy?
Dg west deptford Offline
#357 Posted:
Joined: 05-25-2019
Posts: 2,834
What is the meaning of life?

Wouldn't you like to knooooow said in my best John Cleese

For the righteous, the meaning (or purpose) of life is to bring glory to God our creator & enjoy him forever

Good word Spey
dkeage Offline
#358 Posted:
Joined: 03-05-2004
Posts: 14,547
Church's first openly transgender California bishop resigns after allegations of racism. Frying pan Brick wall d'oh!
Sunoverbeach Offline
#359 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
^Hitchhiking the galaxy?

With my towel in hand
8trackdisco Offline
#360 Posted:
Joined: 11-06-2004
Posts: 57,578
deadeyedick wrote:
Fidelity estimates that a couple age 65 today will need to plan on spending $365K on health care in retirement over and above the expenses covered by Medicare.


Terrifying.
rfenst Offline
#361 Posted:
Joined: 06-23-2007
Posts: 37,174
8trackdisco wrote:
Terrifying.

Does that represent uninsured individuals with terminal diseases or health individuals?
delta1 Offline
#362 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
Posts: 27,523
assisted living is very expensive...my sister is there at $6,500/month and she doesn't have any long term medical conditions that would require nursing/medical care...her expenses already exceed her monthly income and she is eating away at her savings...hope she'll have enough...
rfenst Offline
#363 Posted:
Joined: 06-23-2007
Posts: 37,174
delta1 wrote:
assisted living is very expensive...my sister is there at $6,500/month and she doesn't have any long term medical conditions that would require nursing/medical care...her expenses already exceed her monthly income and she is eating away at her savings...hope she'll have enough...

What about a Special Needs Trust so that her assets are protected from being spent-down- and she could still get Medicare/Medicaid/SS? You need to find out which attorney to talk to from the assisted living facility's Business Office. The lawyer's office or website will probably explain what you need to know and do and answer questions for you.
Ram27 Offline
#364 Posted:
Joined: 04-30-2005
Posts: 46,421
Gas pumps will not be able to register any price above $9.99 per gallon?!?
HockeyDad Offline
#365 Posted:
Joined: 09-20-2000
Posts: 44,230
Ram27 wrote:
Gas pumps will not be able to register any price above $9.99 per gallon?!?


Life will find a way. Chaos theory.
Palama Offline
#366 Posted:
Joined: 02-05-2013
Posts: 20,264
Atomic Liquors in Las Vegas is celebrating their 70th anniversary. They were issued Liquor License No. 00001 in 1952.
BuckyB93 Offline
#367 Posted:
Joined: 07-16-2004
Posts: 12,815
No matter the color, Froot Loops are all the same flavor.

"The colors mean nothing more than a decoration to brighten the bowl of what would otherwise be substandard Cheerios. This isn't a secret, as Kellogg's admitted that Froot Loops only come with one flavor to Straight Dope in 1999. But, as seen, the internet is fickle when it comes to such information, leaving article writers to express shock over and over as they reaffirm the unfavorable truth about the colorful cereal.

In 2014, FoodBeast decided to test this fact for themselves. They found in a blind test that no one could identify any of the Froot Loop colors based on the taste. However, as HuffPost writes, colors have conditioned us to preemptively expect certain flavors. They describe an experiment where culinary students could not identify sodas if those sodas were dyed a different color, indicating that regardless of what our tongue may report, we still use our visual sense to compile a flavor profile. Froot Loops, though all the same in taste, provide the illusion of difference."


https://www.mashed.com/200000/the-untold-truth-of-froot-loops/
RMAN4443 Offline
#368 Posted:
Joined: 09-29-2016
Posts: 7,683
^ so your saying Toucan Sam is a Cereal Killer? Think
Sunoverbeach Offline
#369 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2017
Posts: 13,209
I've heard the Fruit Loops thing, but what exactly is that one flavor, besides super sweet?
MACS Offline
#370 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 76,459
Ever wonder why there are NO democrats on Mount Rushmore?

Yeah, me neither.
frankj1 Offline
#371 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 42,710
though Republican, Teddy Roosevelt helped establish what would evolve into the Democratic party
MACS Offline
#372 Posted:
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Posts: 76,459
frankj1 wrote:
though Republican, Teddy Roosevelt helped establish what would evolve into the Democratic party


Yeah, and his relative FDR started us down the slippery slope. F---er.
ZRX1200 Offline
#373 Posted:
Joined: 07-08-2007
Posts: 57,991
Teddy the Technocrat.
CelticBomber Offline
#374 Posted:
Joined: 05-03-2012
Posts: 6,781
A group of flamingos is called a “flamboyance” or a "Victor809".

Defeated only once in roughly 300 matches, President Abraham Lincoln was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall Of Fame in 1992.

High heeled shoes were originally created for men.

The first tiger shark to hatch inside of its mother’s womb eats all the other embryos of its siblings. Even scientists admit that this is an unusual mode of survival.

Bubble Wrap was originally intended to be used as 3D wallpaper.

The U.S. Supreme Court has its own private basketball court. It’s been nicknamed, “The Highest Court in the Land”.

These are the things I learn when I can't sleep.

Sunoverbeach Offline
#375 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2017
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Bubble wrap wallpaper would be awesome, other than the fact I'd need to replace the popped wallpaper every couple of months
8trackdisco Offline
#376 Posted:
Joined: 11-06-2004
Posts: 57,578
Credit card holds.

When you go to the gas station, the ownership puts a temporary hold of anywhere from $100 to $175 on your card, even if you only put in $20, $30 or $50 in the tank.

The hold time varies from a few hours to a few days. I didn’t know that existed. Many others don’t either as people are seeing overdrafts fees and penalties charged when that hold fee is assessed.
8trackdisco Offline
#377 Posted:
Joined: 11-06-2004
Posts: 57,578
Per a NewsNation poll, 58% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.

Wow.
Stogie1020 Offline
#378 Posted:
Joined: 12-19-2019
Posts: 3,699
8trackdisco wrote:
Credit card holds.

When you go to the gas station, the ownership puts a temporary hold of anywhere from $100 to $175 on your card, even if you only put in $20, $30 or $50 in the tank.

The hold time varies from a few hours to a few days. I didn’t know that existed. Many others don’t either as people are seeing overdrafts fees and penalties charged when that hold fee is assessed.

The real stinker is the hold when people use debit cards. It's an actual temporary dedcuction from the balance of the account, and can easily turn into overdrafts...

All can be avoided if you you walk your lazy arse inte the store and hand the clerk your card before pumping... The holds ONLY apply if you use the card terminal in the pump itself.
Gene363 Offline
#379 Posted:
Joined: 01-24-2003
Posts: 28,762
8trackdisco wrote:
Credit card holds.

When you go to the gas station, the ownership puts a temporary hold of anywhere from $100 to $175 on your card, even if you only put in $20, $30 or $50 in the tank.

The hold time varies from a few hours to a few days. I didn’t know that existed. Many others don’t either as people are seeing overdrafts fees and penalties charged when that hold fee is assessed.


Piolet stations and *Sam's Wholesale Club gas stations do this.


* Based on a sample of one, the first time I bought diesel there was yesterday, $5.05/gallon, I'll be back.
8trackdisco Offline
#380 Posted:
Joined: 11-06-2004
Posts: 57,578
Stogie1020 wrote:

All can be avoided if you you walk your lazy arse inte the store and hand the clerk your card before pumping... The holds ONLY apply if you use the card terminal in the pump itself.


You know that. Now I know that.
Yesterday I did not. It should be widely shared.

Just another case of protecting banks before people.
Unless we are to believe bank software isn’t sophisticated enough to be able to determine whether we have the funds in our account. Seems when i use an atm and ask for $100, it connects to my account to confirm I have the money (takes 30 seconds) and I get my money.

It’s simply a dirty deal between gas stations and banks.
rfenst Offline
#381 Posted:
Joined: 06-23-2007
Posts: 37,174
8trackdisco wrote:
Credit card holds.

When you go to the gas station, the ownership puts a temporary hold of anywhere from $100 to $175 on your card, even if you only put in $20, $30 or $50 in the tank.

The hold time varies from a few hours to a few days. I didn’t know that existed. Many others don’t either as people are seeing overdrafts fees and penalties charged when that hold fee is assessed.

Just had it happen to me where merchant charged $80 for a $60 transaction. It cleared itself up on my bank's website, but give me a break!!
delta1 Offline
#382 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
Posts: 27,523
not sure if that practice happens in CA gas stations...haven't seen it...
8trackdisco Offline
#383 Posted:
Joined: 11-06-2004
Posts: 57,578
delta1 wrote:
not sure if that practice happens in CA gas stations...haven't seen it...


You won’t unless you you are within $150 from your credit limit when you try putting in $50 in the tank.
8trackdisco Offline
#384 Posted:
Joined: 11-06-2004
Posts: 57,578
Phoebe Cates is of Russian Jewish, and one quarter Chinese decent.

In my mind, she will be forever linked to Moving in Stereo.
delta1 Offline
#385 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
Posts: 27,523
one quarter Chinese descent is a decent amount...


adds a pleasant plumpness to her features...
Sunoverbeach Offline
#386 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2017
Posts: 13,209
Leaned not too long ago that Judge Reinhold was actually holding a large accessory in the bathroom that Phoebe was not expecting. Her reaction in the final cut of the scene was genuine surprise
Sunoverbeach Offline
#387 Posted:
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Also the numbering system we're most familiar with is known as the Decimal Positional Numeral system
8trackdisco Offline
#388 Posted:
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Posts: 57,578
The first episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by George Carlin.
MACS Offline
#389 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 76,459
8trackdisco wrote:
Phoebe Cates is of Russian Jewish, and one quarter Chinese decent.

In my mind, she will be forever linked to Moving in Stereo.


She has Filipino heritage, too.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#390 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2017
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An actual research study commissioned by Guinness found that an estimated 162,719 pints of Irish stout go to waste every year… via mustaches. The study found that 0.56 milliliters of Guinness get trapped in the average beard or mustache with each sip. And it takes about 10 sips to finish a pint.

An estimated 92,370 Guinness consumers every year in the UK have facial hair. Assuming they consume on average 180 pints each a year, the total cost of wasted Guinness annually is about $536,000.

May be time to shave again
Sunoverbeach Offline
#391 Posted:
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One study found that the acid in the human stomach is more than sufficient to dissolve a razor blade after a couple of hours.

Don't recommend testing it out though
frankj1 Offline
#392 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 42,710
Sunoverbeach wrote:
One study found that the acid in the human stomach is more than sufficient to dissolve a razor blade after a couple of hours.

Don't recommend testing it out though

shoulda read the whole post...urp.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#393 Posted:
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Alas, poor Frankie! I knew him, Cbid: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.
frankj1 Offline
#394 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 42,710
Sunoverbeach wrote:
Alas, poor Frankie! I knew him, Cbid: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.

I miss me.
DrafterX Offline
#395 Posted:
Joined: 10-18-2005
Posts: 96,587
I didnt see it but a friend told me watched a guy eat a light bulb once.. every bit of it.. Mellow
frankj1 Offline
#396 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 42,710
DrafterX wrote:
I didnt see it but a friend told me watched a guy eat a light bulb once.. every bit of it.. Mellow

I saw it happen once, freshman year of college.
Kid said he had done it many times...true story.

I was left wondering why he was none too bright though.
BuckyB93 Offline
#397 Posted:
Joined: 07-16-2004
Posts: 12,815
frankj1 wrote:
I saw it happen once, freshman year of college.
Kid said he had done it many times...true story.

I was left wondering why he was none too bright though.


Rimshot.
deadeyedick Offline
#398 Posted:
Joined: 03-13-2003
Posts: 15,023
The US and the world is getting older quickly. It is projected that one in five Americans will be 65 or older by 2030 and the number of 100 year olds should grow from 90,000 today to at least 3,000,000 by 2100.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#399 Posted:
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I may have time to smoke all these cigars after all.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#400 Posted:
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Hawaii is moving closer to Alaska by 7.5cm every year

So in about 66 million years, Conan and AKdave can herf it up
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