Urban planning community

Closed thread
Page 252 of 374 FirstFirst ... 242 251 252 253 262 ... LastLast
Results 6,276 to 6,300 of 9327

Thread: Random Thoughts Deserving No Thread Of Their Own 7 (2012)

  1. #6276
    Cyburbian ursus's avatar
    Registered
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Northern Utah
    Posts
    4,264
    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    I don't know that I'll listen to the Tijuana Brass but I may pull out the old Whipped Cream album and meditate for a while.
    Whatever blows your mind, man. Rock solid.
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

  2. #6277
    Cyburbian Veloise's avatar
    Registered
    May 2004
    Location
    Grand Rapids, Michigan (Detroit ex-pat since 2004)
    Posts
    4,910
    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    ... Perhaps I should look up the Canadian Brass. I'll give it a shot.

  3. #6278
    Cyburbian michaelskis's avatar
    Registered
    Apr 2003
    Location
    In a new discovered reality where it doesn't snow
    Posts
    13,829
    Extremely productive morning today. Now for food!
    "A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. Time makes more converts than reason." - Thomas Paine Common Sense.

  4. #6279
    Cyburbian ursus's avatar
    Registered
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Northern Utah
    Posts
    4,264
    Quote Originally posted by Veloise View post
    Very cool! I play the piano and oboe and am picking up the guitar. Never been a brass man, but as my daughter continues with the trombone I am becoming a fan! Very, very cool.
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

  5. #6280
    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2004
    Location
    on my 15 minute break
    Posts
    19,354
    One hears about the proverbial 'Rootin' Tootin' Cowboy. My question, if you were a cowboy would you be more about the rooting part or the tooting?
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

  6. #6281
    Cyburbian otterpop's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Down by Dun Ringill
    Posts
    6,367
    Blog entries
    6
    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    One hears about the proverbial 'Rootin' Tootin' Cowboy. My question, if you were a cowboy would you be more about the rooting part or the tooting?
    I assume that the "rooting" part must pertain to digging postholes for fences. And the "tooting" refers to the traditional use of beans in a cowboy's diet.


    Given my disinclination to hard work, I would not be more rooting than tooting, I guess.
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

    ~ Otterpop ~

  7. #6282
    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2004
    Location
    on my 15 minute break
    Posts
    19,354
    Quote Originally posted by otterpop View post
    I assume that the "rooting" part must pertain to digging postholes for fences. And the "tooting" refers to the propensity of beans in a traditional cowboy's diet.
    They were kinda vague on that sort of distinction
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

  8. #6283
    Cyburbian ursus's avatar
    Registered
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Northern Utah
    Posts
    4,264
    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    One hears about the proverbial 'Rootin' Tootin' Cowboy. My question, if you were a cowboy would you be more about the rooting part or the tooting?
    Thing is, I don't think any actual Cowboys ever considered themselves "Rootin' or Tootin'" and I'm pretty sure they'd have shot you for saying it.
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

  9. #6284
    OH....IO Hink's avatar
    Registered
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Hang on Sloopy...land
    Posts
    11,105
    Sometimes I find that random drivel is the best drivel.
    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

  10. #6285
    Cyburbian Planit's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2005
    Location
    In a 480 square foot ex baseball nacho stand
    Posts
    7,890
    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    Sometimes I find that random drivel is the best drivel.
    Kinda like everytime I pull it up I think:

    "Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends"
    "Whatever beer I'm drinking, is better than the one I'm not." DMLW
    "Budweiser sells a product they reflectively insist on calling beer." John Oliver

  11. #6286
    OH....IO Hink's avatar
    Registered
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Hang on Sloopy...land
    Posts
    11,105
    I wish I had a house made of stone and light.
    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

  12. #6287
    Cyburbian Veloise's avatar
    Registered
    May 2004
    Location
    Grand Rapids, Michigan (Detroit ex-pat since 2004)
    Posts
    4,910
    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    Very cool! I play the piano and oboe and am picking up the guitar. Never been a brass man, but as my daughter continues with the trombone I am becoming a fan! Very, very cool.
    That's the original group, and they were early adopters of "classical is fun" staging and apparel. I've seen them live a few times...there's this schtick involving how to pronounce "something that belongs to Bach" and gets the audience involved. I can't hear the name without adding the 'sss suffix.

    Present day:
    http://www.npr.org/event/music/15327...y-desk-concert

    Guess which one of 'em is a FB buddy.

    Next year

  13. #6288
    Cyburbian michaelskis's avatar
    Registered
    Apr 2003
    Location
    In a new discovered reality where it doesn't snow
    Posts
    13,829
    It is days like today that I am thankful for the kids that I have. Knowing what happened, I cannot turn on any media source, including Facebook, as it is just too upsetting right now.
    "A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. Time makes more converts than reason." - Thomas Paine Common Sense.

  14. #6289
    Cyburbian btrage's avatar
    Registered
    May 2005
    Location
    Metro Detroit
    Posts
    6,420
    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    It is days like today that I am thankful for the kids that I have. Knowing what happened, I cannot turn on any media source, including Facebook, as it is just too upsetting right now.
    I had to stop eating my lunch as I was checking FB and Twitter. I'm sad and angry all at the same time.
    "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

  15. #6290
    Cyburbian dandy_warhol's avatar
    Registered
    Aug 2005
    Location
    meh.
    Posts
    8,349
    Sad day for families everywhere.
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

  16. #6291
    Cyburbian SW MI Planner's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    3,179
    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Sad day for families everywhere.
    I literally am sick to my stomach. And keep tearing up. It is scary how little control you have over what happens to your kids. Intuitively, I know this and always have, but what a horrible reminder. All I want to do is hug my kid and not let go.

  17. #6292
    OH....IO Hink's avatar
    Registered
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Hang on Sloopy...land
    Posts
    11,105
    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Sad day for families everywhere.
    The whole thing is just so unconscionable....
    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

  18. #6293
    Cyburbian otterpop's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Down by Dun Ringill
    Posts
    6,367
    Blog entries
    6
    Sandy Hook Elementary . . .WTF. . .Murder-suicide . . .These rampagers should make it just suicide.
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

    ~ Otterpop ~

  19. #6294
    Cyburbian terraplnr's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Office.
    Posts
    1,376
    Have been really looking forward to our office party tonight, but with the horrible event of this morning and a cold coming on, I really wish I could hibernate in bed. I will believe in Hell if for no other reason than these mass murderers who then commit suicide deserve the very worst the Devil can do to them, especially when they shoot children.

  20. #6295
    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2004
    Location
    on my 15 minute break
    Posts
    19,354
    Our office party starts in 30 mins. I didn't want to go BEFORE I heard the news about Connecticut. Now I definitely don't want to.

    I'm trying to think of a plausible way to get out. Help me. Please
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

  21. #6296
    Cyburbian hilldweller's avatar
    Registered
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Land of Confusion
    Posts
    3,822
    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Our office party starts in 30 mins. I didn't want to go BEFORE I heard the news about Connecticut. Now I definitely don't want to.

    I'm trying to think of a plausible way to get out. Help me. Please
    Friend's vehicle broke down and is stranded somewhere, you need to help him/her

  22. #6297
    Cyburbian ofos's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Slightly Off-Center
    Posts
    8,261
    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Our office party starts in 30 mins. I didn't want to go BEFORE I heard the news about Connecticut. Now I definitely don't want to.

    I'm trying to think of a plausible way to get out. Help me. Please
    Migraine headache or it's that time of the month, which ever works best for you.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

  23. #6298
    Cyburbia Administrator Dan's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 1996
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    14,685
    Blog entries
    3
    Why do all the carts at my local Walmart sound like industry?

    Seriously. I'll grab a cart, start pushing it, and *BANG*BANG*BANG*BANG*BANG*, like I'm on the floor of a Detroit stamping plant. Put that cart away, grab another, and *BANG*BANG*BANG*BANG*BANG*. Every single cart.

    Meanwhile, at Wegmans, their carts roll as smoothly as a 1974 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham on a freshly paved Interstate, even on their ceramic tile floors.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

  24. #6299
    Cyburbian ursus's avatar
    Registered
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Northern Utah
    Posts
    4,264
    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Why do all the carts at my local Walmart sound like industry?

    Seriously. I'll grab a cart, start pushing it, and *BANG*BANG*BANG*BANG*BANG*, like I'm on the floor of a Detroit stamping plant. Put that cart away, grab another, and *BANG*BANG*BANG*BANG*BANG*. Every single cart.

    Meanwhile, at Wegmans, their carts roll as smoothly as a 1974 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham on a freshly paved Interstate, even on their ceramic tile floors.
    God favors Wegmans....Industry favors Walmart.
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

  25. #6300
    Cyburbian michaelskis's avatar
    Registered
    Apr 2003
    Location
    In a new discovered reality where it doesn't snow
    Posts
    13,829
    Getting hugs from my boys when I got home was the best thing that happened to me all day!
    "A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. Time makes more converts than reason." - Thomas Paine Common Sense.

Closed thread
Page 252 of 374 FirstFirst ... 242 251 252 253 262 ... LastLast

More at Cyburbia

  1. Replies: 12049
    Last post: 31 Dec 2013, 11:58 PM
  2. Replies: 8033
    Last post: 31 Dec 2011, 11:53 PM
  3. Replies: 4084
    Last post: 31 Dec 2008, 11:43 PM
  4. Replies: 4811
    Last post: 01 Jan 2008, 6:05 AM
  5. Replies: 13141
    Last post: 03 Jan 2007, 5:27 PM