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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Claire » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:26 pm

Claire, that made me laugh out loud for real.
Thanks for acknowledging it! I thought the conversation was going to move on without people looking :).

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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby steph » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:43 pm

I totally forgot to tell you that I loved it, too! It's probably the funniest oxford comma example I've seen. :)
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Syphon the Sun » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:54 pm

Thanks for acknowledging it! I thought the conversation was going to move on without people looking :).
I loved it.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby VelvetElvis » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:59 am

I'm bored. Someone come play with me.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Gravity Defier » Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:21 pm

Is it just me or is this book cover/title a little creepy?

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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Luet » Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:03 pm

I'm watching yooouuuu.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby neo-dragon » Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:41 pm

While You Are Sleeping...


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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby starlooker » Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:59 pm

It's not just you. Oh my God.

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There's another life out there...

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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Jayelle » Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:23 pm

Oh man, I wish I could find the creepy book I remember from a few years ago at work. It was something like "I'm right behind you". So creepy. Who thinks these are good books for kids??

ETA: FOUND IT! It's called, "Look out, He's Behind You" ...I guess the creepiness is more the words themselves then the illustrations.

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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby LilBee91 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:54 pm

Is it just me or is this book cover/title a little creepy?

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Very creepy. I did the "look inside" thing on amazon--I'm pretty sure the pictures inside the book are just as creepy, if not more so.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby starlooker » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:06 pm

Oh, I just did the look inside thing, too. You are not kidding.

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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby zeroguy » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:17 am

Then, after they pull out they go 20mph or less so they never approach cars ahead of them on the road. If anything, there is lots of traffic backed up behind them. You are either way ahead of them, stuck behind them, or stopping at an intersection to let them go by.
This is what was going through my head, reading that discussion. I'm not sure what people mean by "pulling over for a funeral procession"... in the way that you pull over for an ambulance or something? As in, they're behind you, and you pull over, and continue after they've gone on a ways? I thought they always went extremely slowly, so... how would they ever approach you from behind?

I don't think I've ever seen a procession while driving, but I don't drive very often.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Luet » Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:18 am

Thank you! I couldn't figure out what people meant either.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby GS » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:24 am

LilBee and Little Bit are just a touch too close for my brain to consistently make the distinction.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:12 pm

There you go again, Ed, spreading rumors. Shannon is not Kirsten's baby.


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I feel like a weakling. This book I'm reading mentions this guy using a 16lb bowling ball and if the number on the ball is the weight, I don't use anything near that heavy a ball. Mine is a single digit number and a low-ish one at that.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby neo-dragon » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:21 pm

But wouldn't it be awesome if she was! Through time travel!!

Sorry. Too much Doctor Who.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby VelvetElvis » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:30 pm

There you go again, Ed, spreading rumors. Shannon is not Kirsten's baby.


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I feel like a weakling. This book I'm reading mentions this guy using a 16lb bowling ball and if the number on the ball is the weight, I don't use anything near that heavy a ball. Mine is a single digit number and a low-ish one at that.
I use the 8 pound one and sometimes a 10 pound one. my fingers just cant hold anything larger, especially since the holes are so big.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Luet » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:35 pm

I'm pretty sure I use an 8 lb one as well. I wouldn't feel weak, Alea. Although, I was disappointed today when I tried to do a chin-up at the playground and failed. :(
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Petra456 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:44 pm

I feel like a weakling. This book I'm reading mentions this guy using a 16lb bowling ball and if the number on the ball is the weight, I don't use anything near that heavy a ball. Mine is a single digit number and a low-ish one at that.
My ball is 11 pounds, but I like it a little on the heavy side, I feel like it gives me more control.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Platypi007 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:12 pm

I feel like a weakling. This book I'm reading mentions this guy using a 16lb bowling ball and if the number on the ball is the weight, I don't use anything near that heavy a ball. Mine is a single digit number and a low-ish one at that.
My ball is 11 pounds, but I like it a little on the heavy side, I feel like it gives me more control.
This made me giggle because I am an immature boy.

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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Young Val » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:20 pm

There you go again, Ed, spreading rumors. Shannon is not Kirsten's baby.


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I feel like a weakling. This book I'm reading mentions this guy using a 16lb bowling ball and if the number on the ball is the weight, I don't use anything near that heavy a ball. Mine is a single digit number and a low-ish one at that.
I use the 8 pound one and sometimes a 10 pound one. my fingers just cant hold anything larger, especially since the holes are so big.


Erm, I use the kids' bowling balls, which are generally 6 lbs or less...

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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby powerfulcheese04 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:27 pm

I hate regular bowling because it makes my hands hurt. My fingers are long and thin and I don't get any grip on any of the balls. The small ones, the holes aren't deep enough. The heavier ones, the holes are too big.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Syphon the Sun » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:16 pm

I generally use the 14lb ball, because I've done so much better with it than with the 16lb (which used to be my "go to" weight).
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:53 pm

Yeah, my bowling ball weight is just barely smaller than my shoe size: 6. I am. A weakling. :)
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby VelvetElvis » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:12 pm

I hate regular bowling because it makes my hands hurt. My fingers are long and thin and I don't get any grip on any of the balls. The small ones, the holes aren't deep enough. The heavier ones, the holes are too big.

I think you may have hit my problem, Kim. I think my fingers are too slender.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby LilBee91 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:13 pm

I bowl with an 8 pounder, though I should probably go lighter.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby GS » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:32 pm

Holy crap! A bowling discussion! My name isn't wasn't EddiePinz for nothing.

The ball I throw ranges from 14 to 16 pounds. Depending on the situation and the lane conditions, I will use a particular ball.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Bean_wannabe » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:47 am

Lane conditions? How does it vary on an indoor, artificial lane?
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby GS » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:35 am

The amount and type of oil used on lanes effects how much a ball will curve. Dryer conditions mean the ball will catch earlier and have a much more dramatic curve. More oil on the lanes lets the ball slide further before it grips the lane. If you don't curve the ball much or at all, then it probably doesn't matter. But I do throw a curve, so I have different balls for different conditions. Then again, they have been sitting in my garage for years.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Luet » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:18 am

Wow. I had no idea. My brother took a bowling class in college and he is the most into bowling of anyone I know, which isn't saying much. I'll go maybe once every year or two. I enjoy it but it's just not something that people I hang out with do very often. I'm also not terribly good at it. :)

Kelly, I've never gone candlepin bowling but I've heard all about it. My stepfather is from New Hampshire.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby VelvetElvis » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:36 am

Tell us about candlepin bowling!
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby steph » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:40 am

My father-in-law is one of the top wheel chair bowlers in the country. He's won national championships and cars and stuff.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Jayelle » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:40 am

Is it similar to five-pin bowling? I've only really ever played five-pin.


Also... I, too, am twelve and giggling at all the ball-talk.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Young Val » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:48 am

Tell us about candlepin bowling!

It was invented in Massachusetts in the late 1800s and is popular in New England and apparently parts of Canada?

Three balls per frame. The balls are much, much, much smaller. No holes, and you can pretty much grip one in a single hand. The pins have a different shape--straight columns, rather than bulbous and much thinner (rather like a large candlestick), though there are still ten of them. The toppled pins aren't cleared away between balls.

It's what I grew up playing. I didn't play real, ten-pin bowling until college. I still think it's kind of weird; can't get used to it.
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Re: Complete Randomness

Postby Mich » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:13 am

We played bowling with sawn-off stool legs and soccerballs in my basement growing up. I've been real bowling a ton of times and still can't adjust.
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