Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 100 of 290

Thread: The All Purpose Thread

  1. #1
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Bonnie Doon
    Posts
    5,084

    Default The All Purpose Thread

    Ever have those moments during the day when a question pops in your head and you are dying to know the answer?

    Or something kind of bugs you but it's not really a rant?

    Or you want to tell the whole world about an insignificant aspect of your life?

    Welcome to the All Purpose Thread.....

  2. #2

  3. #3
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Bonnie Doon
    Posts
    5,084

    Default

    Why is it when someone with an accent sings, they don't have that accent anymore?

    Paul McCartney and Elton John have British accents but when they sing they lose the accent.

    Why?

  4. #4
    C2E Hard Core Contributor
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Edmonton
    Posts
    3,696

    Default

    I'm not a linguist, but depending on the singer and the song, accents definitely can come across in song. Look no further than Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, Oasis, the Verve and other brit rock bands.

  5. #5
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Where ever Visa is accepted
    Posts
    4,365

    Default

    Many British singers and groups of the '60s were influenced by the blues, which originated in the southern US, specifically among blacks. I always assumed that's why the British singers (not to mention non-southern white Americans) attempted to sing with that accent.
    I'm having people over later to stare at their phones,if you want to drop by

  6. #6
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Bonnie Doon
    Posts
    5,084

    Default

    Maybe it has something to do with the diaphragm or whether the person sings through his nose?

    It's not just a British phenomenon. Listen to Celine Dion.

  7. #7

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by North Guy66 View Post
    Why is it when someone with an accent sings, they don't have that accent anymore?
    This question has plagued me since I can remember, yet a good answer remains elusive.

  8. #8
    C2E Hard Core Contributor
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Edmonton - Blue Quill
    Posts
    3,057

    Default

    Why are wieners and beans called wieners and beans?
    Fly Edmonton first. Support EIA

  9. #9

    Default

    ^ Great idea!

    Why is it that people who have speech impediments do not stutter when they sing for example Mel Tillis.

  10. #10

    Default

    I've always assumed they sang without English accents for commercial reasons - the American audience would be more accepting of them. At least, that's what it was at first. Now, they've done it so long that's just the way they sing.

    But I could be wrong.

  11. #11
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Where ever Visa is accepted
    Posts
    4,365

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by North Guy66 View Post
    Maybe it has something to do with the diaphragm or whether the person sings through his nose?

    It's not just a British phenomenon. Listen to Celine Dion.
    Do I have to ?
    I want to know why does a Volkswagen definitely float,but will not float indefinitely. BTW I know the Caramilk secret.
    Last edited by Barry N; 13-08-2008 at 02:36 PM.
    I'm having people over later to stare at their phones,if you want to drop by

  12. #12

    Default

    What are those large red and white balls for on power lines?

  13. #13
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Where ever Visa is accepted
    Posts
    4,365

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bear View Post
    What are those large red and white balls for on power lines?
    A few quick google searches yielded that the balls are there to alert low-flying aircraft, such as helicopters and airplanes, that there are utility lines to avoid.

    Not sure why they are different colors. Maybe just to make it clear that they are artificial obsticles rather than natural features.
    Last edited by Barry N; 13-08-2008 at 02:45 PM.
    I'm having people over later to stare at their phones,if you want to drop by

  14. #14

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bear View Post
    I've always assumed they sang without English accents for commercial reasons - the American audience would be more accepting of them. At least, that's what it was at first. Now, they've done it so long that's just the way they sing.

    But I could be wrong.
    Mrs Brown, you've got a lovely daughter.....
    Onward and upward

  15. #15

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry N View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bear View Post
    What are those large red and white balls for on power lines?
    A few quick google searches yielded that the balls are there to alert low-flying aircraft, such as helicopters and airplanes, that there are utility lines to avoid.

    Not sure why they are different colors. Maybe just to make it clear that they are artificial obsticles rather than natural features.
    Look at all aviation structures, painted red and white. The colors most noticeable...
    Onward and upward

  16. #16
    C2E Continued Contributor
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Capital Region
    Posts
    1,205

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by North Guy66 View Post
    Maybe it has something to do with the diaphragm or whether the person sings through his nose?

    It's not just a British phenomenon. Listen to Celine Dion.
    or ABBA
    Edmonton, Capital of Alberta

  17. #17

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by North Guy66 View Post
    Why is it when someone with an accent sings, they don't have that accent anymore?
    Ah... but what about the people who GAIN a hokey "western" drawl as soon as they start singing a country music song!?

  18. #18

    Default

    Do insects go to the "bathroom"???

  19. #19

    Default

    Yes, but they forget to flush, filthy creatures....
    Onward and upward

  20. #20
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Where ever Visa is accepted
    Posts
    4,365

    Default

    But their most redeeming feature is they always put the lid down
    I'm having people over later to stare at their phones,if you want to drop by

  21. #21
    C2E Hard Core Contributor
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Edmonton - Blue Quill
    Posts
    3,057

    Default

    Why is it that something that goes by ship is called a cargo, and something that goes by car is called a shipment?
    Fly Edmonton first. Support EIA

  22. #22

    Default

    cargo
    noun ( pl. -goes or -gos)
    goods carried on a ship, aircraft, or motor vehicle : transportation of bulk cargo | a cargo of oil.
    ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: from Spanish cargo, carga, from late Latin carricare, carcare ‘to load,’ from Latin carrus ‘wheeled vehicle.


    shipment
    noun
    the action of shipping goods : logs waiting for shipment | shipments begin this month.
    • a quantity of goods shipped; a consignment : coal and oil shipments.

  23. #23

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DebraW View Post
    ^ Great idea!

    Why is it that people who have speech impediments do not stutter when they sing for example Mel Tillis.
    I believe that's because song is handled in a completely different region of the brain than speech. Some people who suffer either a stroke or dementia may become unable to speak or think coherently, but can still sing like birds.


    Why do bats hang upside down?
    Let's make Edmonton better.

  24. #24
    Addicted to C2E
    Mr. Reality Check

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Posts
    10,192

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JayBee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DebraW View Post
    ^ Great idea!

    Why is it that people who have speech impediments do not stutter when they sing for example Mel Tillis.
    I believe that's because song is handled in a completely different region of the brain than speech. Some people who suffer either a stroke or dementia may become unable to speak or think coherently, but can still sing like birds.


    Why do bats hang upside down?
    cause the bottom of the cave is covered in bat guano??? seriously, i don't know... as long as you don't tell us it's to put their feet up after a hard nights work.
    "If you did not want much, there was plenty." Harper Lee

  25. #25
    C2E Hard Core Contributor
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    City Of Champions
    Posts
    3,854

    Default

    Because unlike most winged animals bats can not take off from the ground. They need momentum in order to start flying and dropping from where ever they are hanging works just fine.

    I wish the city would hang bat boxes all over the city. you can never have enough bats.

  26. #26
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Bonnie Doon
    Posts
    5,084

    Default

    Back on the subject of insects....

    I noticed the past few years these oblong-shaped crawling insects. They are grayish, flat and have spiked hairs. They seem to like the darkness because I find them under the outside doormat and under the garbage can.

    Whatever they are, they are ugly.

  27. #27
    Addicted to C2E
    Mr. Reality Check

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Posts
    10,192

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 24karat View Post
    Why is it that something that goes by ship is called a cargo, and something that goes by car is called a shipment?
    for the same reason you park your car on your driveway but drive it on a parkway? probably with the same logic that keeps braille on drive though banking machines and interstate highways in hawaii....
    "If you did not want much, there was plenty." Harper Lee

  28. #28

    Default

    I know the caramilk secret too

  29. #29

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kcantor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 24karat View Post
    Why is it that something that goes by ship is called a cargo, and something that goes by car is called a shipment?
    for the same reason you park your car on your driveway but drive it on a parkway? probably with the same logic that keeps braille on drive though banking machines and interstate highways in hawaii....
    Well, the banking machine is easy - the ATMs are probably built to standard specs. It would cost more to make two sets of buttons, so they all have braille.

    But highways? Do you mean road signs?

  30. #30

    Default

    What is a better overall product, a Plasma TV or a LCD TV?

  31. #31
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Where ever Visa is accepted
    Posts
    4,365

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by vgcancino View Post
    I know the caramilk secret too
    That makes 2 of us.
    I'm having people over later to stare at their phones,if you want to drop by

  32. #32
    C2E Continued Contributor
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Old Strathcona, Edmonton
    Posts
    1,899

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by vgcancino View Post
    What is a better overall product, a Plasma TV or a LCD TV?

    http://www.crutchfieldadvisor.ca/S-w...flatpanel.html
    Almost always open to debate...

  33. #33
    Addicted to C2E
    Mr. Reality Check

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Posts
    10,192

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bear View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kcantor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 24karat View Post
    Why is it that something that goes by ship is called a cargo, and something that goes by car is called a shipment?
    for the same reason you park your car on your driveway but drive it on a parkway? probably with the same logic that keeps braille on drive though banking machines and interstate highways in hawaii....
    Well, the banking machine is easy - the ATMs are probably built to standard specs. It would cost more to make two sets of buttons, so they all have braille.
    i know but they still make me smile.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bear View Post
    But highways? Do you mean road signs?
    yes, road signs - and federal funding to go along with them as well i would think (which is probably the real purpose).

    http://www.hawaiihighways.com/hawaii...igns-page2.htm
    "If you did not want much, there was plenty." Harper Lee

  34. #34
    C2E Bandwidth Hog
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Downtown
    Posts
    29,523

    Default

    Why did the British adopt left-lane driving while the rest of the world went with right-lane? As a former British dominion, why did Canada not follow the British left-lane driving?
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

  35. #35
    C2E Hard Core Contributor
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Edmonton
    Posts
    3,696

    Default

    Dunno, probably some really goofy bizzarre reason once you actually look at the history of it. That reminds me of the email I got, and while I can't verify it's truth, I found it hilarious. Basically it linked the dimensions and performance of the space shuttle with the width of a horse's *** in Roman times.

    http://www.snopes.com/history/american/gauge.asp

    Apparently not entirely true. But amusing nonetheless.
    Last edited by raz0469; 14-08-2008 at 10:40 AM.

  36. #36

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Why did the British adopt left-lane driving while the rest of the world went with right-lane? As a former British dominion, why did Canada not follow the British left-lane driving?
    A Brit once told me that it was Napoleon who set up the system where everyone in France drives on the right-hand side of the roads. Apparently it cleared up the traffic so nicely that the other nearby nations quickly followed suit, except the English - the English would be damned if they followed any idea that the French could come up with, so they drove on the left to spite them. True or not, it makes perfect sense to me.

    I don't have any explanation as to why we chose to drive on the right side, though...

  37. #37
    C2E Hard Core Contributor
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Edmonton - Blue Quill
    Posts
    3,057

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Why did the British adopt left-lane driving while the rest of the world went with right-lane?
    Australia, New Zealand, Barbados and several other countries also drive in the left lane.
    Fly Edmonton first. Support EIA

  38. #38

    Default

    Maybe because Australia, Barbados, and New Zealand were all under British colonial rule at the time the traffic laws were established?

  39. #39

    Default

    Doesn't Japan also drive on the 'other side'??

  40. #40
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Edmonton
    Posts
    5,597

    Default

    Right hand drive is is like armed horsemanship and boating; to keep your sword arm free
    I cannot believe that we ALL didn't know this~~~~

  41. #41
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Holyrood
    Posts
    4,846

    Default

    Why do my homemade pita wraps keep falling apart?

  42. #42
    Becoming a C2E Power Poster
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Posts
    169

    Default

    Why do my homemade pita wraps keep falling apart?
    Try warming the pitas slightly before rolling up your wrap. In my experience, microwaving the wrap product (I usually use tortillas rather than pita bread) for about 15-30 seconds softens the bread slightly, so that it doesn't crack or crumble when rolling.
    Last edited by Darkwalker; 14-08-2008 at 12:21 PM. Reason: grammer
    Non semper erit aestas

  43. #43
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Holyrood
    Posts
    4,846

    Default

    ^ I wasn't actually expecting an answer to that. C2E wins again! =)

    Thanks for the advice, I'll give that a shot! I don't like using tortillas as much, the texture of them is too dense, whereas pitas are lighter and softer, if that makes any sense at all.

  44. #44

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Medwards View Post
    Doesn't Japan also drive on the 'other side'??
    It does, and interestingly I believe Norway is the only country with a land border crossing which also does.

    What does the Sweden-Norway border crossing look like?
    Let's make Edmonton better.

  45. #45
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Edmonton
    Posts
    5,597

    Default

    OK, Here we go with two to start:
    Why does the CNIB building have interior lights?
    Why do very few parkades have spiral Up ramps ? (most are down only)

  46. #46
    Addicted to C2E
    Mr. Reality Check

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Posts
    10,192

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Why did the British adopt left-lane driving while the rest of the world went with right-lane? As a former British dominion, why did Canada not follow the British left-lane driving?
    A Brit once told me that it was Napoleon who set up the system where everyone in France drives on the right-hand side of the roads. Apparently it cleared up the traffic so nicely that the other nearby nations quickly followed suit, except the English - the English would be damned if they followed any idea that the French could come up with, so they drove on the left to spite them. True or not, it makes perfect sense to me.

    I don't have any explanation as to why we chose to drive on the right side, though...
    can't provide a source but always thought napolean's decree stemmed from the fact most people are right handed and would wield a sword on that side. horseback traffic that then approached from your left was considered to be less of a threat than if approaching from your right. as for the english, i don't know if driving on the left was less "not if you're french" as in "seeing we're always fighting with everyone, it would be a lot simpler to just approach from the right (on the left) all the time".

    maybe we chose to drive on the right because we're more peaceful?
    "If you did not want much, there was plenty." Harper Lee

  47. #47
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Edmonton
    Posts
    5,597

    Default

    Ken per my post below:
    Right hand drive is is like armed horsemanship and boating; to keep your sword arm free
    I cannot believe that we ALL didn't know this~~~~

  48. #48
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Westmount, Edmonton
    Posts
    4,779

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by North Guy66 View Post
    Why is it when someone with an accent sings, they don't have that accent anymore?

    Paul McCartney and Elton John have British accents but when they sing they lose the accent.

    Why?
    Good question.

    I remember when the Beatles first came out. One of the things they were most known for (besides their "long" hair), was their Liverpudlian accents - considered very noticeable when they sang. You can sure hear it a lot more in their earlier stuff.

    Some people, especially country music singers, gain an accent when they sing. Sometimes cool. Other times, ...

    I think a lot of it has to do with the singer's influences, and who they listened to while learning to sing.
    aka Jim Good; "The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up." - Steven Wright

  49. #49
    Addicted to C2E
    Mr. Reality Check

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Posts
    10,192

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Blueline View Post
    Ken per my post below:
    Right hand drive is is like armed horsemanship and boating; to keep your sword arm free
    I cannot believe that we ALL didn't know this~~~~
    and i can't believe i missed (or forgot) your post... sorry
    "If you did not want much, there was plenty." Harper Lee

  50. #50
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Edmonton
    Posts
    5,597

    Default

    Where have all the Robins gone?
    They arrive in River City around the first of April, "Tweedle, Yodel and generally Chirp in" their territories, have their families then got the heck outa Dodge by Mid to late July....
    Where the heck did they go?

  51. #51
    C2E Continued Contributor
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Alberta
    Posts
    1,185

    Default

    REGINA - The Canadian Pacific Railway Company is suing the Saskatchewan government for taxes it believes it's been wrongly paying - for the past 128 years.

    A statement of claim filed in the Court of Queen's Bench in Regina this week alleges the company has been assessed some taxes from which it should be exempt, which breaches an 1880 contract.
    Statements of claim contain allegations that have not yet been proven in court.
    Follow trhe provided link for the complete story. Can you imagine what the dollar value must be? Yikes!

    Link -> Saskatoon Star-Phoenix

  52. #52

    Default

    Are there really 101 things you can do with a Kelloggs Corn Flake?
    Onward and upward

  53. #53

    Default

    Where did the A&W Root Bear Go??????
    Onward and upward

  54. #54
    C2E Bandwidth Hog
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Downtown
    Posts
    29,523

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RichardS View Post
    Where did the A&W Root Bear Go??????
    Heck with him, whatever happened to Mayor McCheese?
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

  55. #55
    C2E Hard Core Contributor
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Edmonton - Blue Quill
    Posts
    3,057

    Default

    What happened to Earl Morgan?
    Fly Edmonton first. Support EIA

  56. #56

    Default

    Newfangled's post "2008.08.15 City Mouse, Country Mouse" (cattle shots) makes me wonder, why do cattle always stand and stare at you like that? Especially at night...it can be eerie
    Edmontonian and proud of it!

  57. #57

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 24karat View Post
    What happened to Earl Morgan?

    You mean EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeearl Morgan...dunno
    Onward and upward

  58. #58
    Becoming a C2E Power Poster
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Riverbend
    Posts
    164

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Blueline View Post
    OK, Here we go with two to start:
    Why does the CNIB building have interior lights?
    Why do very few parkades have spiral Up ramps ? (most are down only)
    Um, there are many people who work at the CNIB who are not visually impaired ...

    And when you're entering a parkade, you're trying to find a parking spot so you want to drive by them, not up a ramp ... when you're leaving, you likely want to get out of there as fast as possible, so it's quicker to drive down a spiral ramp. Also, not all parkades have enough room for two driving lanes in between the rows of parking spots.

  59. #59
    C2E Continued Contributor
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Alberta
    Posts
    1,185

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Edmontonfan View Post
    ....why do cattle always stand and stare at you like that? Especially at night...it can be eerie
    Cattle are dumb. They really don't stare at you, they look through you. There is absolutely nothing in their skulls.

  60. #60
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Edmonton
    Posts
    5,597

    Default

    Nod to Gary Larson
    A group of cows are standing up on the hind legs in a field. One of them shouts "CAR!" and they all drop to all fours. After the car goes past they get back up on their hind legs again

    http://3quarksdaily.blogs.com/3quark...images/cow.gif

  61. #61

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Blueline View Post
    Nod to Gary Larson
    A group of cows are standing up on the hind legs in a field. One of them shouts "CAR!" and they all drop to all fours. After the car goes past they get back up on their hind legs again

    http://3quarksdaily.blogs.com/3quark...images/cow.gif
    ^ YES, this is my favourite of Larson's stuff.

  62. #62
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Bonnie Doon
    Posts
    5,084

    Default

    This thread needs more usage. I still see a couple of useless thread topics popping up everyday.

    What is the best way to get rid of ant hills by being environmental-friendly?

  63. #63
    C2E Hard Core Contributor
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Edmonton
    Posts
    3,696

    Default

    Gasoline and a match?

    Oh shoot, you said environmentally friendly and not "fun". My bad.

  64. #64
    C2E Continued Contributor
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Alberta
    Posts
    1,185

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by North Guy66 View Post
    What is the best way to get rid of ant hills by being environmental-friendly?
    Boiling water.

  65. #65
    Becoming a C2E Power Poster
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Riverbend
    Posts
    164

    Default

    Who lives in the big new brick (I think) house that you can see to the south, up on the hill, when you're travelling on Fox Drive? To be more specific, if you are at the lights to turn into Fort Edm and you look up to the south, you can see it ... it's driving me crazy because I want to know who built such a massive house. (I'm quite sure it's not the Katzs' -- theirs is on Valleyview Drive, I think.)

  66. #66

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by soycd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by North Guy66 View Post
    What is the best way to get rid of ant hills by being environmental-friendly?
    Boiling water.
    But heating water to a boil uses energy.

    Dang!

  67. #67

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by North Guy66 View Post
    This thread needs more usage. I still see a couple of useless thread topics popping up everyday.

    What is the best way to get rid of ant hills by being environmental-friendly?
    Build high-rise ant homes on the premise that density is better for the environment. Government should subsidise the construction or give some kind of tax concession to the developers as part of a Community Vibrancy Implementation Framework Agreement. The the same floor plan should be used for all units to save money and defeat materialism.

    Pay relocation costs and compensation for all the ants. As the prospect of developing new ant hills is impossible due to the legislated green belt around the city, demand predictably skyrockets. Introduce rent controls for the ants, or just charged a fixed proportion of their income to help them cope. Watch the first generation struggle with the displacement and from working two jobs to save enough to take trips to Los Vegas as an escape from the towers. Watch the second generation grow up watching TV inside the ant apartments, shiftless, lacking ambition. Social problems develop. Juvenile ants coalesce into gangs that are in a constant low level battle for control of the constricted space. Demand construction of subsidized recreation centres to distract them from creating mayhem.

    Remaining ants with any sizeable income move to a hill out in the country beyond the green belt where they reclaim their lives, paying $2000 for a fancy stereo to lessen the boredom on their 1 hour & 15 minute commute each day, each way, through the ecological green belt to work as public planners for the city.
    City Centre Airport is to the sky as False Creek is to the ocean.

  68. #68
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Edmonton
    Posts
    5,597

    Default

    Damn them commuter ants anyhow!

  69. #69
    First One is Always Free
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Castledowns, Edmonton
    Posts
    10

    Default

    lux, I LOVe your post! Totally made me chuckle. You must work in government.

  70. #70
    C2E Hard Core Contributor
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    3,713

    Default

    do i sense a bit of "China" satire in there? sounds a lot like it.

  71. #71
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Bonnie Doon
    Posts
    5,084

    Default

    The best comedy is the unintentional kind

    BEIJING - Cuba's Angel Matos deliberately kicked a referee square in the face after he was disqualified in a bronze-medal match, prompting the World Taekwondo Federation to recommend he be banned for life.

    ''We didn't expect anything like what you have witnessed to occur,'' said WTF secretary general Yang Jin-suk. ''I am at a loss for words.''

  72. #72

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by North Guy66 View Post
    The best comedy is the unintentional kind

    BEIJING - Cuba's Angel Matos deliberately kicked a referee square in the face after he was disqualified in a bronze-medal match, prompting the World Taekwondo Federation to recommend he be banned for life.

    ''We didn't expect anything like what you have witnessed to occur,'' said WTF secretary general Yang Jin-suk. ''I am at a loss for words.''
    that was pretty insane! i searched for a video of this and cant find any. all i get is still frames from the incident. no live action video.
    if anyone finds it please post it here

  73. #73
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Bonnie Doon
    Posts
    5,084

    Default




    You have to go to the CBC website because they are the broadcast rights holders for the Olympics.

    From now on whenever someone posts an absurd comment or story I'm going to say " World Taekwondo Federation!":

    http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/ondemand/...eoId=830136885

  74. #74
    C2E Hard Core Contributor
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    3,713

    Default

    damn if only his ref was Mic Mgoo ehh....

    lmao anyone else remember how hated that guy was for a while. i went to the next game he was reffing and even though it was against Carolina who stole our cup, the fans were only booing Mgoo

    (no clue how to spell his name btw)

  75. #75
    C2E Bandwidth Hog
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Downtown
    Posts
    29,523

    Default

    Why is it that just about every British musician named Michael uses the stage name "Mick"?
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

  76. #76

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by North Guy66 View Post



    You have to go to the CBC website because they are the broadcast rights holders for the Olympics.

    From now on whenever someone posts an absurd comment or story I'm going to say " World Taekwondo Federation!":

    http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/ondemand/...eoId=830136885
    Holy frickin Jebus!!! thanks for posting it!!!!!
    WTF (World TWD Federation) indeed!!! LOL!
    cheers
    Hippo

  77. #77
    C2E Bandwidth Hog
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Downtown
    Posts
    29,523

    Default

    Why is that Wimpy (from Popeye) always insisted on paying for his hamburgers on a Tuesday?
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

  78. #78
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Edmonton
    Posts
    5,597

    Default

    Why does Canada Post ask for your city, province and country after you've given them your postal code


    Eh? Ehh?? Ehhh???

  79. #79
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Edmonton
    Posts
    5,597

    Default

    Why are there terrorist and shooting video games at the airport?

  80. #80
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Bonnie Doon
    Posts
    5,084

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Blueline View Post
    Why are there terrorist and shooting video games at the airport?
    Relieve tension?

  81. #81
    grish
    Guest

    Default

    anyone tried google docs? that thing seems like a great idea.

  82. #82
    C2E Hard Core Contributor
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Edmonton - Blue Quill
    Posts
    3,057

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Blueline View Post
    Where have all the Robins gone?
    They arrive in River City around the first of April, "Tweedle, Yodel and generally Chirp in" their territories, have their families then got the heck outa Dodge by Mid to late July....
    Where the heck did they go?
    I think they came to my yard. I have a fountain that's the local swimming hole for birds. I see up to three at a time there.
    Fly Edmonton first. Support EIA

  83. #83
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Bonnie Doon
    Posts
    5,084

    Default

    You'll think all newspepers would have an election-related photo on the front page today. But the Edmonton Sun is up to their old tricks. On the front page of today's paper is a picture of Britney Spears.

    Doesn't Graham Hicks know Britney is a bad role model for teen girls?

  84. #84
    C2E Bandwidth Hog
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Downtown
    Posts
    29,523

    Default

    Su-Ling Goh (health reporter on Global News) has an engagement ring on her finger. I'm going to go cry myself to sleep now.
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

  85. #85

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by grish View Post
    anyone tried google docs? that thing seems like a great idea.
    yup. I love gmail/google apps. will be even more handy once I get my iphone

  86. #86
    C2E Hard Core Contributor
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    3,713

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Su-Ling Goh (health reporter on Global News) has an engagement ring on her finger. I'm going to go cry myself to sleep now.
    that makes two of us

  87. #87
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Bonnie Doon
    Posts
    5,084

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Su-Ling Goh (health reporter on Global News) has an engagement ring on her finger. I'm going to go cry myself to sleep now.
    Noooooo!!!!
    Now I have to return that diamond engagement ring I bought from Spence Diamonds.

  88. #88

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry N View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bear View Post
    What are those large red and white balls for on power lines?
    A few quick google searches yielded that the balls are there to alert low-flying aircraft, such as helicopters and airplanes, that there are utility lines to avoid.

    Not sure why they are different colors. Maybe just to make it clear that they are artificial obsticles rather than natural features.
    when i was a child i thought they were candy big candy

  89. #89

    Default

    he province estimates that every one dollar rise in oil prices over a year bumps revenues up $123 million, while a 10-cent drop in natural gas prices reduces Alberta’s take by $104 million.
    http://edmontonsun.com/Business/News...2/1936215.html

    if that is true.. when the price was around $60 for oil

    where is all this money going? why haven't we got some in are pockets yet?

    what are we at now since oil has been so high

  90. #90
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Bonnie Doon
    Posts
    5,084

    Default

    Do you remember luvhockey?

  91. #91

    Default

    Yeah, and I remember the many incarnations of "Dakine" (who started as HATeSedmonton"...

  92. #92
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Bonnie Doon
    Posts
    5,084

    Default

    I remember luvhockey was famous for starting dozens of threads, some not pertaining to Edmonton issues, on these boards.

  93. #93

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by North Guy66 View Post
    I remember luvhockey was famous for starting dozens of threads, some not pertaining to Edmonton issues, on these boards.
    Yeah, he was. Things that make you go hum...

  94. #94
    Partially Addicted to C2E
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    The Burbs of St. Albert
    Posts
    453

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Why did the British adopt left-lane driving while the rest of the world went with right-lane? As a former British dominion, why did Canada not follow the British left-lane driving?
    As others have already posted:

    British left-hand driving: historically, it was to keep your sword arm (right arm) facing oncomers.

    American right-hand driving: this came about because of two influences:

    a) The very early 1700's wagons had no benches, requiring the wagon leader to sit on one of the towing horses. The drivers would commonly sit on the left towing horse so he could use his right arm to lead the two horses by the reins.

    b) This perpetuated into a hardware design decision: early American wagon builders made the wagon handbrakes on the left side of the bench. With the driver then seated to the left of the bench, it was more intuitive to keep the wagon to the right side of the road.


    More details:
    http://www.i18nguy.com/driver-side.html
    Imagine: a world free of hypothetical situations!

  95. #95
    Partially Addicted to C2E
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    The Burbs of St. Albert
    Posts
    453

    Default

    Where does Canadian money get created? Not by the mint...

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...74362583451279
    Imagine: a world free of hypothetical situations!

  96. #96
    C2E Hard Core Contributor
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    3,713

    Default

    I was thinking today that In about ten years time, this site is gonna be like a living history of probably one of the most important decades for Edmonton. can you imagine coming back and re-reading some of this stuff. it will be pretty neat and im glad that this site exists.

  97. #97

    Default

    what keeps that teflon no stick stuff sticking to the pan??
    Love Your Freedom?
    Thank a Vet

  98. #98
    C2E Hard Core Contributor
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    3,713

    Default

    ^ gravity obviously
    Last edited by richardW; 23-11-2008 at 12:16 AM. Reason: spelling(only two words? yes i know)

  99. #99
    I'd rather C2E than work!
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    edmonton
    Posts
    4,097

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by reservoircat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Why did the British adopt left-lane driving while the rest of the world went with right-lane? As a former British dominion, why did Canada not follow the British left-lane driving?
    As others have already posted:

    British left-hand driving: historically, it was to keep your sword arm (right arm) facing oncomers.

    American right-hand driving: this came about because of two influences:

    a) The very early 1700's wagons had no benches, requiring the wagon leader to sit on one of the towing horses. The drivers would commonly sit on the left towing horse so he could use his right arm to lead the two horses by the reins.

    b) This perpetuated into a hardware design decision: early American wagon builders made the wagon handbrakes on the left side of the bench. With the driver then seated to the left of the bench, it was more intuitive to keep the wagon to the right side of the road.


    More details:
    http://www.i18nguy.com/driver-side.html
    I don't know about the American right-hand driving thing, but your explanation of British left-hand driving comes pretty close to what I was told.

    In medieval jousting constests, the lance would be carried in the horseman's right hand, the stronger limb in most people. So the left-hand lane, as it were, would be taken. I haven't seen any stats for left-handed jousters, but I guess their win-loss ratios would be pretty poor.

  100. #100
    C2E Hard Core Contributor
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Edmonton - Blue Quill
    Posts
    3,057

    Default

    When you're trying to inch your way out of a parking lot, why do pedestrians cross in front of you when you're trying to go forward, and why do they cross behind you when you're trying to back up?
    Fly Edmonton first. Support EIA

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •