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  •  Gotta agree with you here ... (4.00)
    ...when I was on the editorial page at the late Los Angeles Herald-Examiner in the late 1980s, about three or four times a year we would write one of what we called our "Hey, stupid!" editorials.

    For instance, every year some toddler drowns in a swimming pool because daddy or mommy takes a phone call or loads the dishwasher or glances at "Days of Our Lives" too long. A fence, or better yet, a pool cover, would rescue these dumbbells from never-ending grief. If a child's life wasn't lost, one could say the idiot parents have gotten their just desserts.

    On the other hand, when a pool vacuum pump sucks out a kid's intestines, the parents aren't to blame.

    Hooray for girlie men.

    by Meteor Blades on Sun Aug 01, 2004 at 05:18:05 PM PDT

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    •  In construction, we joke about... (none)
      ...drunk-proof as building an outdoor deck (for instance) strong enough that even if a hundred people were on it, drunk and jumping up and down in unison, it would hold them.  This is "drunk-proof".  We think about this a lot, because the builder is the first person the lawyers look at if something breaks.

      don't always believe what you think

      by claude on Sun Aug 01, 2004 at 05:59:21 PM PDT

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    •  amen (none)
      and it's good to see you more and more back with us, Blades. Your difficulties don't seem to have affected your thinking ability any...

      don't always believe what you think

      by claude on Sun Aug 01, 2004 at 06:15:51 PM PDT

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      •  They've thinned his blood... (none)
        not his mental processes.

        A liberal is a conservative who's been through treatment. -- Garrison Keillor

        by ogre on Sun Aug 01, 2004 at 07:42:48 PM PDT

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