Random Thoughts...or...What's on Your Mind?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Sibyl, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    Location:
    Journeying onwards
    Not quite but boy it is hot down here.
     
    Commander Troi and BK613 like this.
  2. Commander Troi

    Commander Troi Geek Grrl Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2021
    Location:
    Phoenix AZ
    Practically anything. I usually add garlic salt and maybe some green olives.
     
    fireproof78 likes this.
  3. PlainSimpleJoel

    PlainSimpleJoel Fleet Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2002
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Need caffeine. Feel like I'm struggling to keep awake this morning. About to make a soda stream so that should help.
     
  4. Fantasy Lover

    Fantasy Lover Captain Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2023
    Yesterday my mom found a pigeon in her garden, it was ringed so it belongs to someone. A few minutes on Google we found and contacted the owner, apparently he is quite famous and won a several pigeon races.

    But it seemed that someone stole the pigeon and removed the phone number of the owner, but the ring number was still there and the year was still visible and thanks to a pigeon database we found on Google we found the owner. The pigeon was weakened but the owner reassured us that with the proper medicines it will make a full recovery within a week, eat shit dirty pigeon thief!
     
  5. Annie McCoy

    Annie McCoy Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2023
    Location:
    UK but really my rampant thoughts
    My double maths teacher could’ve definitely been a successful youtuber of the early-mid 2010s. I’m rewatching taskmaster and he also eerily reminds me of Ivo Graham.
     
  6. Aragorn

    Aragorn Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    How do you handle a tailgater? Sped up to 40 in a 25 and this guy sped up too! It wasn’t like these were wide open roads either. There were cars in front of me. Then to top it all off, he got into the oncoming lane and ran a red light because no one was going fast enough. for him.
     
  7. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blooness Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    Location:
    on the couch
    The way to handle a tailgater is to go even slower.
     
    Victoria and fireproof78 like this.
  8. Malicia

    Malicia Fleet Captain Account Deleted

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2020
    When I have a tailgater on a motorway outside lane I change lanes so they can overtake and get them as far away from me as possible. Only a fool breaks the two second rule and I let fools get on with it on a fast road.

    I rarely use the fast lane and prefer to stick to the inside lane and a steady 60-65 mph.
     
  9. Colonel Midnight

    Colonel Midnight Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2001
    Location:
    Colonel Midnight
    The ones that crack me up is when it’s early in the morning, late at night, etc., and you’re practically the only other vehicle on the road… yet the idiot drives themselves bonkers tailgating you.

    That’s when @auntiehill ’s advice is perfect and just… satisfying. Especially when you’re driving a Jeep Wrangler like me. Let’s face it, a brick is more aerodynamic. Lol.

    Besides, it’s Hawaii — no need to go fast in Paradise.

    Cheers,
    -CM-
     
  10. oberth

    oberth Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2017
    Location:
    (new) berlin
    how about employing a tailgunner?
     
    Victoria and Colonel Midnight like this.
  11. Aragorn

    Aragorn Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    I used to visit some friends in another city. Fastest way to get there was -- I don't know what it's called because you can go freeway speeds but it's not a freeway because there are connecting residential streets, commercial zones on the side and the occasional intersection light -- but I hated driving home at night because it's dark (street lights are spread far far far apart) and winding, and usually only two cars going my direction -- me and my tailgater. So I would often speed during the section with only one lane if there was one vehicle behind me no matter how far back, and once it split into two lanes I could slow down.
     
  12. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    Confederation of Earth
    Or just tap on the brakes for a brief second. That should send a message.

    I mean, don't do it for long enough that they slam right into you, of course. Just tap long enough to make your intent known.

    If this makes them mad? Fuck 'em. :shrug:
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2024
    Velocity likes this.
  13. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    Confederation of Earth
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2024
  14. Aragorn

    Aragorn Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    For a wedding reception, what should the ratio of slow to fast songs be? Most sites seem to think 8 fast songs for every 1 slow song. Another site said there should be more slow songs the older the guests are.
     
  15. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blooness Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    Location:
    on the couch
    ^ it depends on the couple. An older couple, or a couple with with a lot of older friends and relatives, would probably want or need more slower songs, while a young couple in their 20s would probably want 9 or 10 fast songs for every slow one.

    The DJ has to adjust according to every couple, so meeting face to face is really important.
     
    Commander Troi, Malicia and BK613 like this.
  16. BK613

    BK613 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2008
    Random thing I learned yesterday: The little arrow(s) on the thread page numbers links lets you zip through the page numbers themselves.
     
  17. oberth

    oberth Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2017
    Location:
    (new) berlin
  18. Malicia

    Malicia Fleet Captain Account Deleted

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2020
    In terms of programming for a wedding the DJ usually plays popular and upbeat music to get everyone on the dancefloor and keep them there and the slow dance music like Move Closer by Phyllis Nelson etc comes at the end of the set. By then people have partnered up and can indulge in some bum grabbing to close out the night. If a DJ plays a slow song at the wrong time it can clear the dancefloor and it's near impossible to get them back no matter how much Jackson Five they play.

    Make sure the DJ specialises in weddings and isn't going to play genres that might not go down well with the audience like gangster rap or very fast dance music. I recall an episode of Judge Judy where a bride sued the DJ for playing highly inappropriate music full of profanity but the DJ's advert specified this and that he was an experimental DJ so I think she lost the case as she had got what she paid for.
     
    Commander Troi likes this.
  19. Velocity

    Velocity Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 19, 2001
    Location:
    In the back of beyond
    Ferengi Prime 5 likes this.
  20. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    Confederation of Earth
    Felis Catus: Is your taxonomic nomenclature, an endothermic quadruped, carnivorous by nature? :D
     
    Commander Troi and Avro Arrow like this.