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Post by SouthTexGopher » Tue Jun 10 9:58 pm

The show I listen to on the radio every morning runs a segment called "this might be a dumb question, but..."

Why not here?

We can have a place to post dumb questions and sarcastic "questions" - and perhaps get answers from other GPLers.

My "dumb questions:"

Why did the NHL change from home whites to home darks in uniforms?

Why does the surface of my concrete slab crack, but not the entire depth of it?
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Post by Zwak » Tue Jun 10 10:12 pm

SouthTexGopher wrote:The show I listen to on the radio every morning runs a segment called "this might be a dumb question, but..."

Why not here?

We can have a place to post dumb questions and sarcastic "questions" - and perhaps get answers from other GPLers.

My "dumb questions:"

Why did the NHL change from home whites to home darks in uniforms?

Why does the surface of my concrete slab crack, but not the entire depth of it?


My understanding was that the NHL made the jersey switch for purely marketing reasons. The road jerseys were not seen as often by the home fans as the home whites so they switched it up to make the darks more visible to the home fans, thus (hopefully) selling more jerseys.

I think I going to like this thread by the way. :D

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Post by Six Hole » Tue Jun 10 10:36 pm

Is it true that if you don't use it, you lose it?

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Post by Fear the Gopher » Wed Jun 11 7:29 am

Zwak wrote:
SouthTexGopher wrote:The show I listen to on the radio every morning runs a segment called "this might be a dumb question, but..."

Why not here?

We can have a place to post dumb questions and sarcastic "questions" - and perhaps get answers from other GPLers.

My "dumb questions:"

Why did the NHL change from home whites to home darks in uniforms?

Why does the surface of my concrete slab crack, but not the entire depth of it?


My understanding was that the NHL made the jersey switch for purely marketing reasons. The road jerseys were not seen as often by the home fans as the home whites so they switched it up to make the darks more visible to the home fans, thus (hopefully) selling more jerseys.

I think I going to like this thread by the way. :D


Wasn't it done so that each team could market and sell a 3rd jersey? The 3rd jersey would typically include the secondary color from the team's color scheme (not white), and hence they could then wear the optional jersey at home.
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Post by SouthTexGopher » Wed Jun 11 8:42 am

Six Hole wrote:Is it true that if you don't use it, you lose it?


As I channel an ex-president...

"It depends on what the meaning of "it" is."

Some skills do erode with time. Research in psychology (in which I proudly hold a degree from the U of M) has shown that some age-related decline in mental function can be avoided via continous learning or stimulation of the brain. In a nutshell, doing things like puzzles, reading or learning new skills is a good way from becoming the crazy old guy on your street.

As for other things...

I've found that if I don't use money, I lose it...typically to my wife.* :wave:


*and honey, if you're reading this, please disregard that comment.
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Post by Frontroguy » Wed Jun 11 9:12 am

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Post by Gopherguy33 » Wed Jun 11 9:28 am

Why is abbreviated such a long word?
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Post by jamwall » Wed Jun 11 9:57 am

Gopherguy33 wrote:Why is abbreviated such a long word?


That's actually a very good question. :mrgreen:
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Post by st8ofhockey » Wed Jun 11 12:22 pm

When Meatloaf says "I would do anything for love... but I won't do that"... what is that?

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Post by Thirty-Four » Wed Jun 11 12:27 pm

st8ofhockey wrote:When Meatloaf says "I would do anything for love... but I won't do that"... what is that?


Ok, finally a dumb question... :lol:

Screw around.... it's said in the song clearly at the end and alluded to throughout. :)

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Post by MATT » Wed Jun 11 12:54 pm

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st8ofhockey wrote:When Meatloaf says "I would do anything for love... but I won't do that"... what is that?


Ok, finally a dumb question... :lol:

Screw around.... it's said in the song clearly at the end and alluded to throughout. :)


I'm pretty sure that that is actually sharing Dr. Pepper:

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Post by Aldy » Wed Jun 11 12:55 pm

If you can call someone named Lawrence, Larry, why can't you call someone named Florence, Flarry? :?

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Post by Greyeagle » Wed Jun 11 12:58 pm

Thirty-Four wrote:
st8ofhockey wrote:When Meatloaf says "I would do anything for love... but I won't do that"... what is that?


Ok, finally a dumb question... :lol:

Screw around.... it's said in the song clearly at the end and alluded to throughout. :)


People listen to Meatloaf? Why? :confused2:
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Post by Thirty-Four » Wed Jun 11 1:12 pm

Greyeagle wrote:
Thirty-Four wrote:
st8ofhockey wrote:When Meatloaf says "I would do anything for love... but I won't do that"... what is that?


Ok, finally a dumb question... :lol:

Screw around.... it's said in the song clearly at the end and alluded to throughout. :)


People listen to Meatloaf? Why? :confused2:


He's alright as a musician... but I love like three of his films! Rocky Horror, Pick of Destiny, Fight Club
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Post by HockeyBum » Wed Jun 11 1:14 pm

Aldy wrote:If you can call someone named Lawrence, Larry, why can't you call someone named Florence, Flarry? :?


Along those lines, how do you get Bob/Bobby from Robert, Dick/Rick from Richard, or Chuck from Charles?

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Post by pjoyn » Wed Jun 11 1:16 pm

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What temperature should the Earth be?
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Post by Greyeagle » Wed Jun 11 1:24 pm

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What temperature should the Earth be?


Where?
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This might be a dumb question, but:

"How is a passer rating calculated in football?"
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Post by gopherguy06 » Wed Jun 11 1:52 pm

SouthTexGopher wrote:This might be a dumb question, but:

"How is a passer rating calculated in football?"


Read here:
http://www.ehow.com/how_5037_figure-passer-rating.html

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Post by Ben » Wed Jun 11 1:57 pm

gopherguy06 wrote:
SouthTexGopher wrote:This might be a dumb question, but:

"How is a passer rating calculated in football?"


Read here:
http://www.ehow.com/how_5037_figure-passer-rating.html


Having some experience with calculus and/or employment with NASA might help.
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Post by Aldy » Wed Jun 11 3:00 pm

HockeyBum wrote:
Aldy wrote:If you can call someone named Lawrence, Larry, why can't you call someone named Florence, Flarry? :?


Along those lines, how do you get Bob/Bobby from Robert, Dick/Rick from Richard, or Chuck from Charles?


Or Bill from William?

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Post by momo » Wed Jun 11 3:11 pm

why do stores that are open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, have locks on the doors?

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Post by HockeyBum » Wed Jun 11 3:29 pm

When reading stories about oil, why do they call it "light, sweet crude". It makes it sound like a Weight Watchers dessert.

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Post by JC65 » Wed Jun 11 3:57 pm

why do they call it "light, sweet crude"


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_sweet_crude

"Light sweet crude oil" is the most sought-after version of crude oil as it contains a disproportionately large amount of these fractions that are used to process gasoline, kerosene, and high-quality diesel.


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The term "price of oil", as used in the US media, generally means the the cost per barrel (42 US gallons) of West Texas Intermediate Crude, to be delivered to Cushing, Oklahoma during the upcoming month. This information is available from NYMEX or from the US Energy Information Administration

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Post by Ben » Wed Jun 11 4:39 pm

Why did I have to suffer through general education courses?
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Post by SouthTexGopher » Wed Jun 11 5:11 pm

Ben wrote:Why did I have to suffer through general education courses?


Because taking courses with agenda-driven, Birkenstock-wearing, pot-smoking professors has a huge bearing on how good of an engineer, chemist, psychologist or lawyer you're going to be later on.

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How can there be self-help "groups"?

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Post by Greyeagle » Wed Jun 11 6:21 pm

SouthTexGopher wrote:
Ben wrote:Why did I have to suffer through general education courses?


Because taking courses with agenda-driven, Birkenstock-wearing, pot-smoking professors has a huge bearing on how good of an engineer, chemist, psychologist or lawyer you're going to be later on.

:roll:


I have to disagree. Liberal arts classes are important - maybe even critical - in developing one's critical thinking and communication skills.

And no, my major was not in the liberal arts area. ;)
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Post by Orion » Wed Jun 11 6:51 pm

Greyeagle wrote:
SouthTexGopher wrote:
Ben wrote:Why did I have to suffer through general education courses?


Because taking courses with agenda-driven, Birkenstock-wearing, pot-smoking professors has a huge bearing on how good of an engineer, chemist, psychologist or lawyer you're going to be later on.

:roll:


I have to disagree. Liberal arts classes are important - maybe even critical - in developing one's critical thinking and communication skills.

And no, my major was not in the liberal arts area. ;)


As long as it's thinking about the girls in the class and then asking them out! :D

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SouthTexGopher wrote:
Ben wrote:Why did I have to suffer through general education courses?


Because taking courses with agenda-driven, Birkenstock-wearing, pot-smoking professors has a huge bearing on how good of an engineer, chemist, psychologist or lawyer you're going to be later on.

:roll:


I have to disagree. Liberal arts classes are important - maybe even critical - in developing one's critical thinking and communication skills.

And no, my major was not in the liberal arts area. ;)


Sorry...this came up - odd timing - at lunch today and the conversation brought back memories of a geography elective I took to fulfill a liberal arts requirement during my senior year at the U. The more I remembered it, the more annoyed I became with it.

It seemed like we spent more time in class talking about the injustices imposed upon society by the Evil Military-Industrial Complex than we did about the topic were supposed to be studying. The guy was hard-core...I'll give him credit for that...so dedicated to his beliefs that he even refused to take the stairs due to the damage the electricity the elevator used would do to the earth.

But one thing really put it over the top...

"The Affirmation of Human Oneness"

We had to recite this thing every single day in class. It was unbelievable. Add to this the other experiences I had in some of these "rounding me out" classes - including being berated in front of a class of 120 people by a prof who called people like me "the reasons for all the problems in the world" (I was in my ROTC uniform and I'd not said a word all quarter)...

That's not to say that there was no value in these classes as a whole. One of the classes I took to fulfill this requirement resulted in me taking several others that didn't at all contribute to my graduation requirements. Best prof I had at the U was Jonathan Paradise in the Jewish Studies department. NOBODY ever stimulated my thinking like he did.
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Post by Greyeagle » Wed Jun 11 7:50 pm

I think you engineering types need more LA classes! :wave: 8)

Mrs. Eagle was a geography major so be careful. ;)

My point isn't liking the class or the content, it's learning how to think and argue critically outside one's comfort zone. Some of my favorite classes were literature courses because I had to read & respond critically. If one has a good prof one will need to back up an argument with evidence and reason, this is the value IMHO. Of course, there are those profs who feel they need to push an agenda & don't have an open mind; these cats are dangerous.

I can feel your pain, my HR management prof at Hamline were not on the same page. He couldn't believe a company would expand its operations to a less developed country to make money, he was convinced the expansion was for altruistic reasons. Yeah, right. :shock:
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Post by Greyeagle » Wed Jun 11 7:59 pm

Back on topic: Why do people feel the need to mask the taste of their alcohol of choice? For me bourbon (or gin, or scotch, or etc...) should be mixed with (at the most) ice. :drunk:

I just don't get the need for a frozen purple fizzy gin thingamajig.
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Post by SouthTexGopher » Wed Jun 11 8:09 pm

Greyeagle wrote:Back on topic: Why do people feel the need to mask the taste of their alcohol of choice? For me bourbon (or gin, or scotch, or etc...) should be mixed with (at the most) ice. :drunk:

I just don't get the need for a frozen purple fizzy gin thingamajig.


Great question...and I have NO answer.

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Post by mingust » Wed Jun 11 8:39 pm

SouthTexGopher wrote:Why does the surface of my concrete slab crack, but not the entire depth of it?


Two reasons:

1) The stress on the surface of the concrete slab (presumably from temperature imbalance) can only impart so much energy to break apart the concrete. Give that same crack more and more time with similar temperature imbalance, and it will continue to crack all the way through.

2) The crack reached a void or a piece of aggregate (read: stone) in the material that is stronger than the stress caused by the temperature imbalance. The crack will either have to go around the obstacle, or a new crack will form.


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mingust wrote:
SouthTexGopher wrote:Why does the surface of my concrete slab crack, but not the entire depth of it?


Two reasons:

1) The stress on the surface of the concrete slab (presumably from temperature imbalance) can only impart so much energy to break apart the concrete. Give that same crack more and more time with similar temperature imbalance, and it will continue to crack all the way through.


Interestingly, I found the answer to the concrete question online today.

Down here, nearly all homes and buildings are built on slab foundations...including the plant I run. The surface cracking is the result of differential hardening of the concrete during curing. That is, the top area - due to the high heat and winds of south Texas - will dry faster and will lose water faster than the lower areas. Thus, the top area (1/8" or less) will crack and the lower areas will not. Surface cracking is present in nearly every building in the area.
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Post by Golden FE Ranger » Wed Jun 11 8:50 pm

Ben wrote:Why did I have to suffer through general education courses?


Why did I have to take a foriegn language if I never intended to use one?

After all the only meaningful thing said in french over the last 100 yrs is J'abandonne.

Although maybe I could have gotten a job translating Wild press conferences had I paid attention :giggle: .
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Zwak wrote:
SouthTexGopher wrote:The show I listen to on the radio every morning runs a segment called "this might be a dumb question, but..."

Why not here?

We can have a place to post dumb questions and sarcastic "questions" - and perhaps get answers from other GPLers.

My "dumb questions:"

Why did the NHL change from home whites to home darks in uniforms?

Why does the surface of my concrete slab crack, but not the entire depth of it?


My understanding was that the NHL made the jersey switch for purely marketing reasons. The road jerseys were not seen as often by the home fans as the home whites so they switched it up to make the darks more visible to the home fans, thus (hopefully) selling more jerseys.

I think I going to like this thread by the way. :D


Wasn't it done so that each team could market and sell a 3rd jersey? The 3rd jersey would typically include the secondary color from the team's color scheme (not white), and hence they could then wear the optional jersey at home.


yep, the 3rd jersey is why.
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Post by The Rube » Wed Jun 11 10:50 pm

Greyeagle wrote:Back on topic: Why do people feel the need to mask the taste of their alcohol of choice? For me bourbon (or gin, or scotch, or etc...) should be mixed with (at the most) ice. :drunk:

I just don't get the need for a frozen purple fizzy gin thingamajig.


Dark liquors (minus spiced rum, like the Captain) I agree. Sure, a whiskey/coke is good and all, but it's not like one would have top shelf stuff in that mix. :wink:

Good stuff = 2 shots, 1 cube. :drunk:

For the record, I do like me a top shelf vodka on the rocks, with a lime (optional).
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Greyeagle wrote:Back on topic: Why do people feel the need to mask the taste of their alcohol of choice? For me bourbon (or gin, or scotch, or etc...) should be mixed with (at the most) ice. :drunk:

I just don't get the need for a frozen purple fizzy gin thingamajig.


Dark liquors (minus spiced rum, like the Captain) I agree. Sure, a whiskey/coke is good and all, but it's not like one would have top shelf stuff in that mix. :wink:

Good stuff = 2 shots, 1 cube. :drunk:

For the record, I do like me a top shelf vodka on the rocks, with a lime (optional).


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Post by Greyeagle » Wed Jun 11 11:01 pm

SouthTexGopher wrote:Bushmill's Black Bush...neat...with a nice cigar. Ahh....

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Dude, we got to get together & solve life's problems with the above! :)
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SouthTexGopher wrote:Bushmill's Black Bush...neat...with a nice cigar. Ahh....

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Dude, we got to get together & solve life's problems with the above! :)


Anytime you're in San Antonio...or the next time I'm in the Twin Cities. We can go to Half Time Rec (if it's still even open) and get to work.
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Post by gopherguy06 » Thu Jun 12 8:40 am

SouthTexGopher wrote:
Greyeagle wrote:
SouthTexGopher wrote:Bushmill's Black Bush...neat...with a nice cigar. Ahh....

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Dude, we got to get together & solve life's problems with the above! :)


Anytime you're in San Antonio...or the next time I'm in the Twin Cities. We can go to Half Time Rec (if it's still even open) and get to work.


It is still open. I live right down the street! I am a frequent visitor or there and Gabes.

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Post by Greyeagle » Thu Jun 12 9:11 am

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SouthTexGopher wrote:
Greyeagle wrote:
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Anytime you're in San Antonio...or the next time I'm in the Twin Cities. We can go to Half Time Rec (if it's still even open) and get to work.


It is still open. I live right down the street! I am a frequent visitor or there and Gabes.


I'm not too far away from the Rec either, haven't been there in years.
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Post by jimbobillybob » Thu Jun 12 1:22 pm

zambonidriver1 wrote:Why is the word dictionary in the dictionary?

When I was a kid and asked my parents how to spell a word, why did they tell me to look it up in the dictionary? Wouldn't I need to know how to spell it to look it up in the dictionary?
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Post by Aldy » Thu Jun 12 2:42 pm

Why do players in the NHL not wear the full face shield? Does your "manhood" come into question if you did? Just curious as they grow up wearing them.

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Post by SouthTexGopher » Thu Jun 12 2:58 pm

What (if any) purpose do the coffee can mufflers that sound like angry mosquitoes serve on "tuner" cars?
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Post by Dances With Gophers » Thu Jun 12 3:43 pm

...where can I find Golden Gopher folder icons for my computer? I can find/make screensavers/background images easily enough...but can't find folder icons to save my life. Anyone? Bueller?

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Post by Slap Shot » Thu Jun 12 3:58 pm

A conversation overheard at a gas station in Colorado between a man and a woman, the latter having a set of skis in her ski rack on top of her SUV:

Harry: Skis, huh?
Beth: That's right.
Harry: Great! They yours?
Beth: Uh-huh.
Harry: Both of 'em?

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Slap Shot wrote:A conversation overheard at a gas station in Colorado between a man and a woman, the latter having a set of skis in her ski rack on top of her SUV:

Harry: Skis, huh?
Beth: That's right.
Harry: Great! They yours?
Beth: Uh-huh.
Harry: Both of 'em?


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Beth: That is a risk we were willing to take.
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Post by Instigator » Thu Jun 12 7:01 pm

why do stores that are open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, have locks on the doors?


Why do businesses post signs on their doors that read:

"These doors to remain unlocked during business hours"

Seems like a no-brainer to me ...
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Post by Bigbeer » Fri Jun 13 7:28 am

Why do they call it a Hawaiian pizza if its got Canadian bacon on it?

Why is there an L in the word "Noel"?

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Post by Bertogliat » Fri Jun 13 10:46 am

mingust wrote:
SouthTexGopher wrote:
My dumb question: What on earth was the first person to waterski thinking? I'm going to strap two boards to my feet, and then drag myself around Lake Pepin behind a boat at 30mph while holding on to a rope?


It is not the first person to waterski that I question, it's the first person to parachute.

Just look at WPoS. He wasn't the first, but I bet he's just as crazy.

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Post by pjl7 » Sat Jun 14 12:00 am

Businesses have the "door to remain unlocked during business hours" as part of compliance with fire codes. All businesses get an annual inspection and I believe that this has something to do with the number of exits relative to the capacity of the premesis.

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Post by momo » Sat Jun 14 11:32 am

does hoop own a stove? (see restaurant thread) :D

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Post by SouthTexGopher » Fri Jun 20 10:12 pm

This might be a dumb question, but...

How do Nielsen ratings work?
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Post by sherlock » Fri Jun 20 10:26 pm

mingust wrote:My dumb question: What on earth was the first person to waterski thinking? I'm going to strap two boards to my feet, and then drag myself around Lake Pepin behind a boat at 30mph while holding on to a rope?


I always wonder that same thing about guys that "swallow" swords. I wonder what was going through their heads when they thought, "Hey, you know what might be fun? If I take this sword...."

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Post by sherlock » Fri Jun 20 10:30 pm

SouthTexGopher wrote:This might be a dumb question, but...

How do Nielsen ratings work?


I believe that that they use a device that connects to your television and monitors what you watch, and then submits/wires the data to the Nielsen folks. (It's not really shady like a wiretap, but more like a cable box-type-thing that viewers agree to connect.)

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Post by Ben » Tue Jul 01 3:39 pm

What's a good age for a kid to start playing hockey?
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Post by Greyeagle » Tue Jul 01 3:45 pm

Ben wrote:What's a good age for a kid to start playing hockey?

Five
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Post by SouthTexGopher » Tue Jul 01 3:50 pm

They're never too young to learn to skate - and slapping at pucks is fun at any age.
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Post by SouthTexGopher » Sat Aug 02 5:57 pm

This might be a dumb question, but...

I see a lot of cars with what appears to be a small t-shirt on their bumper. These are in a variety of colors, but never have any writing on them or near them.

What are these for?

My assumption is that it's for some sort of awareness, cause or show of unity...but I have no idea.
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Post by Elm Grove Gopher » Sat Aug 02 8:43 pm

Hmmmm..

In South Texas, I wouldn't look in the trunk. :)

In all seriousness, I have never seen that shirt thing...

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Post by FLAGGUY » Sat Aug 02 9:27 pm

SouthTexGopher wrote:This might be a dumb question, but...

I see a lot of cars with what appears to be a small t-shirt on their bumper. These are in a variety of colors, but never have any writing on them or near them.

What are these for?

My assumption is that it's for some sort of awareness, cause or show of unity...but I have no idea.



thats easy 3 word... "GHETTO DRY CLEANING"

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Post by SouthTexGopher » Sat Aug 02 9:30 pm

Sorry...I wasn't clear enough...

It's a small sticker shaped like a t-shirt. Never any writing...but I've seen them in a variety of colors. Never been able to figure out what kind of statement the folks who put those stickers on their cars are trying to make.
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Post by Dances With Gophers » Sun Aug 10 11:57 am

Why does the Big T11en continue to play an imbalanced 18-game schedule in hoops? Why not make it an even 20 and eliminate any doubt as to who the champ is at season's end? :confused2:
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Post by SouthTexGopher » Sun Aug 10 12:23 pm

SouthTexGopher wrote:Sorry...I wasn't clear enough...

It's a small sticker shaped like a t-shirt. Never any writing...but I've seen them in a variety of colors. Never been able to figure out what kind of statement the folks who put those stickers on their cars are trying to make.


Ah-ha!

I have finally found out what the stickers represent. We have a suburb of San Antonio called Schertz...pronounced "shirts." The stickers are for Schertz residents.
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Post by momo » Wed Aug 13 7:32 pm

so i'm flipping through the t.v. and i come accross the little league softball world series. the girls in the infield(3b,ss,2b,1b,p) all have to wear a catchers mask like thing while playing the field :shock: , i can see the point about safety but then i watch a little longer and notice that the first base coach has to be a player, so let me see if i get this, they are worried about an infielder taking one to the chops but they will let a 12 year old try to dodge line drives in the 1st base coaching box :confused2:

p.s. i have yet to see a ground ball fielded cleanly.

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Post by Elm Grove Gopher » Wed Aug 13 10:32 pm

Only in Schertz, STG. Nothing else to do there.

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Post by SouthTexGopher » Wed Aug 13 11:19 pm

No kidding...the guy who told me what they were for said that Converse (another NE San Antonio 'burb) used to have stickers, too...of a tennis shoe. :roll:
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Post by bringbackjiffypop » Thu Aug 14 6:47 am

SouthTexGopher wrote:
SouthTexGopher wrote:Sorry...I wasn't clear enough...

It's a small sticker shaped like a t-shirt. Never any writing...but I've seen them in a variety of colors. Never been able to figure out what kind of statement the folks who put those stickers on their cars are trying to make.


Ah-ha!

I have finally found out what the stickers represent. We have a suburb of San Antonio called Schertz...pronounced "shirts." The stickers are for Schertz residents.


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Post by HockeyBum » Thu Sep 18 10:55 am

Are Corvettes exempt from putting on their front license plates or what? More often than not, I notice they don't have one. There is just a license plate cover that says "Corvette" on it.

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Post by Jupiter » Thu Sep 18 11:05 am

HockeyBum wrote:Are Corvettes exempt from putting on their front license plates or what? More often than not, I notice they don't have one. There is just a license plate cover that says "Corvette" on it.

No car is exempt...

I have noticed that the more expensive cars tend to be the violators of this. A co-worker of mine owns a Audi and he didn't put front plates on his car.

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