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Out of the Blue

The Gunnar-man and I are temporarily without our walking partner, as the recent cold-snap has been too much for Jedi for our friends' dog to come with us. Apparently our local subzero temperatures (Fahrenheit, counting wind chill) are just a little more than the Korean winters a Jindo is bred to endure. We went out yesterday with Jedi wearing his (human) brother's sweater, which was very cute, but not enough to stop his uncontrollable shivering, so we brought him back home. This is in such stark contrast to Gunnar it has to make me laugh. He just runs around in this weather looking for snow to eat, and you get no sense from him that he notices the cold at all. Poodles may seem a little frou-frou, but he's a tough little dog in his own way.

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21. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2018, 15:38 BobBob
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 07:37:
1badmf wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 03:01:
BobBob wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 00:31:
Walking the dog today, and I encountered two assholes flying their remote control planes on our ocean cliffs and trying to hit a pelican! What the fuck is wrong with people!?!?? Called our PD and in a couple of minutes they responded.

What kind of deranged, sick, disgusting, idiotic, morons would want to hit a pelican? Angry

I'm so ashamed to be a member of the human race.

maybe i'm just being a grumpy old codger but i swear the amount of dumbass kids are on the rise. millennials with their gotta-have-it-now look-at-me culture, they're practically raised to be sociopaths.

Considering he never said how old they were, and that every generation has done awful things to animals (and still does), yes, you sound like a grumpy old codger. The same type that was probably furious when people called Generation X a bunch of stoner slackers who would never amount to anything and had everything handed to them.

I'm guessing late 20s to early 30s. I was walking my dog. If I were alone I'd probably confront them, though if I did that they'd get off the hook because we'd argue / fight and they wouldn't get in trouble. Calling the police was the best solution, I think.

Anyhow ... it's going to take me a few days to get over this. For some reason when I witness nature or (attempted) animal abuse, something in my brain won't let it go.
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2018, 14:36 Bodolza
 
Pigeon wrote on Jan 7, 2018, 14:32:
Not that I'm surprised an arcade game is rigged, but I wonder that rigging would make it run afoul of gambling regulations (depending on local laws).

I have a feeling this guy just unknowingly kicked off a shitstorm. I can imagine local news agencies across the country are going to pick this up. I'll bet most parents weren't aware that these games were essentially gambling for children.
 
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19. Jump Rope girl Jan 8, 2018, 14:31 Creston
 


I can't even follow half the movements she does. That's incredible.
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2018, 10:00 Cutter
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 08:20:
1badmf wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 03:01:
maybe i'm just being a grumpy old codger but i swear the amount of dumbass kids are on the rise. millennials with their gotta-have-it-now look-at-me culture, they're practically raised to be sociopaths.

While I am tempted to agree with you, the odds are the percentage of dumbass kids has been unchanged in the last million years or so. As I have stated on this board multiple times, since at least as long as language has existed, every generation has thought the following generations were going to destroy the world.

Yeah but we've been able to actually quantify that for a while now. Technology is changing them and not for the better.
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2018, 08:20 Mr. Tact
 
1badmf wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 03:01:
maybe i'm just being a grumpy old codger but i swear the amount of dumbass kids are on the rise. millennials with their gotta-have-it-now look-at-me culture, they're practically raised to be sociopaths.
While I am tempted to agree with you, the odds are the percentage of dumbass kids has been unchanged in the last million years or so. As I have stated on this board multiple times, since at least as long as language has existed, every generation has thought the following generations were going to destroy the world.
 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2018, 07:37 Beamer
 
1badmf wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 03:01:
BobBob wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 00:31:
Walking the dog today, and I encountered two assholes flying their remote control planes on our ocean cliffs and trying to hit a pelican! What the fuck is wrong with people!?!?? Called our PD and in a couple of minutes they responded.

What kind of deranged, sick, disgusting, idiotic, morons would want to hit a pelican? Angry

I'm so ashamed to be a member of the human race.

maybe i'm just being a grumpy old codger but i swear the amount of dumbass kids are on the rise. millennials with their gotta-have-it-now look-at-me culture, they're practically raised to be sociopaths.

Considering he never said how old they were, and that every generation has done awful things to animals (and still does), yes, you sound like a grumpy old codger. The same type that was probably furious when people called Generation X a bunch of stoner slackers who would never amount to anything and had everything handed to them.
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2018, 03:01 1badmf
 
BobBob wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 00:31:
Walking the dog today, and I encountered two assholes flying their remote control planes on our ocean cliffs and trying to hit a pelican! What the fuck is wrong with people!?!?? Called our PD and in a couple of minutes they responded.

What kind of deranged, sick, disgusting, idiotic, morons would want to hit a pelican? Angry

I'm so ashamed to be a member of the human race.

maybe i'm just being a grumpy old codger but i swear the amount of dumbass kids are on the rise. millennials with their gotta-have-it-now look-at-me culture, they're practically raised to be sociopaths.
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2018, 00:31 BobBob
 
Walking the dog today, and I encountered two assholes flying their remote control planes on our ocean cliffs and trying to hit a pelican! What the fuck is wrong with people!?!?? Called our PD and in a couple of minutes they responded.

What kind of deranged, sick, disgusting, idiotic, morons would want to hit a pelican? Angry

I'm so ashamed to be a member of the human race.
 
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13. Re: World's Best Jump Roper - Hawaii Style in 8K. Jan 7, 2018, 22:00 Cutter
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 7, 2018, 19:45:
Wait -- she has been jumping rope since she was 10, 12 years ago but she has won 14 World Championships? I guess there might be doubles too...

Didn't even notice the link to that vid until you mentioned. Holy shit she's crazy good. It's like if Bruce Lee had been born a little girl in Brazil and grew up studying jump rope instead of martial arts. Her cardio fitness level must be off the charts.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 7, 2018, 19:54 Mr. Tact
 
Finding out that arcade machine is a scam, causes me absolutely no surprise.  
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11. Re: World's Best Jump Roper - Hawaii Style in 8K. Jan 7, 2018, 19:45 Mr. Tact
 
Wait -- she has been jumping rope since she was 10, 12 years ago but she has won 14 World Championships? I guess there might be doubles too...  
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 7, 2018, 19:06 SM0k3
 
Pepe wrote on Jan 7, 2018, 16:14:
Also like to add that French singer France gall passed away today Sad

wow smh 2018 already off to a bad start
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 7, 2018, 17:36 Cutter
 
Pepe wrote on Jan 7, 2018, 16:14:
Also like to add that French singer France gall passed away today Sad

Quel dommage. I've always liked French Ye Ye pop.
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 7, 2018, 17:31 Cutter
 
I like that guy's engineering videos. I like how he keeps his workshop nice and organized as well. I'm so OCD about that sort of thing. Whenever I see vids with people with chaotic workshops it drives me insane. Maybe my ancestors are actually German. I especially liked his vid showing what a scam carnival games are. And love how he brought his friend who pitches for the Mets to clean up on the baseball games.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 7, 2018, 17:06 Neutronbeam
 
Jeffrey the Destroyer, our mini-poodle, is the same. Shrugs off the cold completely and dives into snow snout first over and over again to smell stuff.  
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 7, 2018, 16:14 Pepe
 
Also like to add that French singer France gall passed away today Sad  
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 7, 2018, 15:45 Retired
 
Engineer Mark Rober exposes cheating arcade machine.

Per several discussions on crates in games, wouldn't this finding make these games illegal for minors to play?

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Cool, but how long does it take to prep the skid?

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4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 7, 2018, 14:47 Creston
 
Darth Paaaaaaaawwwwww.
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 7, 2018, 14:44  Blue 
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 7, 2018, 14:06:
Don't show the dog that he has a 5 star cold rating http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/jindo#/slide/1 vs http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/poodle#/slide/1
Hehe

That is funny. Though it fits how they are both somewhat oddball examples of their breeds. Jedi is pretty all-around small, and doesn't have as full a coat as many of those pictures. And Gunnar is a few inches short for a Poodle, but weighs as much as one of normal height, so he's a bit of a stocky bruiser... for a Poodle that is.
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 7, 2018, 14:32 Pigeon
 
Not that I'm surprised an arcade game is rigged, but I wonder that rigging would make it run afoul of gambling regulations (depending on local laws). The rigging changes it from a game of skill to a game of chance; I doubt a lot of places would be okay with a ticket dispensing slot machine in an arcade. Frankly a slot machine is more honest as it is presented as a game of chance.  
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