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  • WOM
    started a topic Mundane Thread II

    Mundane Thread II

    So, got new rear shocks for the car on Saturday.

    This Saturday I'm having the rustproofing done.

    Had the furnace repaired, too.

    Anyone get new shoelaces?

  • treibeis
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    Originally posted by Nocturnal Submission View Post


    Just think of them as doughnuts for Christians.
    Or think of the driest thing in the world, like a desert or something. Compress the driest thing in the world to the size of a tennis ball, add three raisins to it and mark it with a cross. Then bake it for an hour and eat it.

    Then you'll have had something that tastes better than a hot-cross bun.


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  • Amor de Cosmos
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    Originally posted by Hot Pepsi View Post
    Thatís been an Exxon for as long as I can remember. When did Exxon become a brand?
    1972. It was the last amalgamation of the Standard Oil brands.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    Originally posted by ursus arctos View Post
    Bit disappointing that they don't have replica Esso (or even Sohio) signage on the building. The big price sign by the side of the road is plenty of contemporary branding.
    Thatís been an Exxon for as long as I can remember. When did Exxon become a brand?

    Unlike most gas stations, the pumps are around the back. And thereís only two of them.
    The house directly behind there was where my first soccer coach lived.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    Originally posted by WOM View Post

    This place is also quite near his house, which you can't really say enough about. I mean, seriously, a vintage Exxon gas station? What more does the place need?
    Thatís near where I grew up. Itís been in business forever and shows no sign of stopping. An underrated landmark.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    I donít think traditional motels, where you pull the car up to the door of your room,* are still being built very often, if at all. The place WOM stayed appears to be much more typical of newer hotels in that price range.

    *which is the definition of ďmotelĒ - a portmanteau of motor and hotel

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  • MsD
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    Originally posted by Balderdasha View Post
    I just fell in a lake. Completely immersed from head to toe. Unexpectedly refreshing.
    Um ... Balders. Don't go jumping waterfalls x

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  • MsD
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    I'm loving my face roller. I think I already can see a difference.

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  • ursus arctos
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    You are doing Town Bumps too?

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  • Balderdasha
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    I just fell in a lake. Completely immersed from head to toe. Unexpectedly refreshing.

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  • TonTon
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    They are much better than those plastic Krispy Kreme type doughnuts.

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  • Nocturnal Submission
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    Originally posted by WOM View Post

    Still never had one.

    Just think of them as doughnuts for Christians.

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  • WOM
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    Originally posted by Nocturnal Submission View Post
    Waitrose are still selling hot cross buns.
    Still never had one.

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  • WOM
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    That's one of the things people like about you.

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  • TonTon
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    Originally posted by hobbes View Post

    You dry your teeth with a towel?!
    No, I dry around the outside of my mouth, and I dry my hands. My teeth kinda stay wet I guess.

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  • Nocturnal Submission
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    Waitrose are still selling hot cross buns.

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  • Amor de Cosmos
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    Originally posted by caja-dglh View Post
    WOM is trying to get all cool with Treibeis pretending that a Marriott Spring Hill Suites is a Motel. The word Marriott blows his cover.

    Simple things that define a motel:

    - Every room has a door that opens to the outside world, no indoor corridors
    - All stairs to the upper floors are also external
    - As many close-to-useless overhangs in various areas around the building that you will hit as you try to navigate driving a 18" Penske Truck or UHaul
    - All views are of cars or dumpsters
    We've one up the road that matches these criteria. It's used by bird-watchers when not being leased out to film companies trying to fulfill treibeis's fantasy image of America. There's a similar one in Vancouver that the City bought and designated as a heritage structure.

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  • Patrick Thistle
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    Originally posted by MsD View Post

    Frankly, yes.
    Next time I'm in that London.

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  • Patrick Thistle
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    Originally posted by Sam View Post

    I said 41/52 was suspiciously high for a team of two. The acrostic does make it easier though, that's true.
    Polymaths, ain't we. Know a lot of trivial details about trivial things. We beat some larger group teams.

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  • Patrick Thistle
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    Originally posted by TonTon View Post
    Did they miss a lot of play?
    I don't think so, no. Tbh I didn't ask.

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  • ursus arctos
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    Bit disappointing that they don't have replica Esso (or even Sohio) signage on the building. The big price sign by the side of the road is plenty of contemporary branding.

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  • WOM
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    This place is also quite near his house, which you can't really say enough about. I mean, seriously, a vintage Exxon gas station? What more does the place need?

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  • MsD
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    Originally posted by Benjm View Post
    Are you wondering whether this establishes a precedent for UK and Ireland based posters having to drop boxes of Soleros round to MsD Towers?
    Frankly, yes.

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  • Benjm
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    Originally posted by WOM View Post
    I really do miss the old places, but most of them are now full of hookers / killers / bed bugs.
    I watched a film last night in which an old style motor court featured. A heavily tattooed Appalachian criminal had his throat cut in room seven after a drug deal went sour. So pretty much par for the course, then.

    Britain's most famous fictional motel, Crossroads, wasn't a motor court. In the original set up, it was opened in a minor stately home by the two sisters living there after a motorway was routed through the grounds.

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  • WOM
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    Originally posted by MsD View Post

    Are you on a Road Trip just to take HP donuts?
    He really likes his donuts, that guy.

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