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by Moreta
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:00 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Challenge September 2016
Replies: 152
Views: 5031

Re: Final Jeopardy! Challenge September 2016

howard 3-0
Pruitt 3-0
Carwash 2-1
rex 2-1
Moreta 2-1
by Moreta
Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Challenge September 2016
Replies: 152
Views: 5031

Re: Final Jeopardy! Challenge September 2016

howard 2-0
Pruitt 2-0
Shirley 1-1
Moreta 1-1
BSF 0-2
by Moreta
Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Phones & Cases And Such
Replies: 146
Views: 6060

Re: Phones & Cases And Such

It's pretty standard around here for kids to get phones in 6th grade (or younger, but almost never older). My kids don't get them until high school, woe betide them. My younger kids have older phones (no service) and devices that use wifi networks. They have wifi at the middle school, the library, a...
by Moreta
Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Challenge September 2016
Replies: 152
Views: 5031

Re: Final Jeopardy! Challenge September 2016

howard 1-0
Shirley 1-0
Duff 1-0
Pruitt 1-0
Moreta 1-0
by Moreta
Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Ridiculous Things You Read On Facebook
Replies: 1926
Views: 106681

Re: Ridiculous Things You Read On Facebook

mister d wrote:
Moreta wrote:This tool used to work for my department. Guess why he's no longer there?
Distracted driving?
So much worse.

Sex on duty.
by Moreta
Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Ridiculous Things You Read On Facebook
Replies: 1926
Views: 106681

Re: Ridiculous Things You Read On Facebook

This tool used to work for my department. Guess why he's no longer there?

by Moreta
Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random
Replies: 5035
Views: 175582

Re: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random

Steve of phpBB wrote: I'm pretty sure it's not just an implicit agreement, but it's the actual law and stuff.
Yeah like totally.
by Moreta
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: OFFICIAL "Never Forget" Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: OFFICIAL "Never Forget" Thread

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by Moreta
Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Ridiculous Things You Read On Facebook
Replies: 1926
Views: 106681

Re: Ridiculous Things You Read On Facebook

Life with teens is better. Their independence makes other aspects of life easier. Life with babies is harder. They are needy. They are constantly demanding. Cute, but unreasonable.

Parenting teens, however, sucks donkey balls.
by Moreta
Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Ridiculous Things You Read On Facebook
Replies: 1926
Views: 106681

Re: Ridiculous Things You Read On Facebook

Teenagers are the absolute worst. I have 4 of them. I know.

Kids growing up, however, is awesome. A++
by Moreta
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Books from your high school reading lists
Replies: 16
Views: 662

Re: Books from your high school reading lists

We had suggested summer reading lists every year but they weren't required. I tried to read Bradbury's Dandelion Wine the summer before 9th grade and I couldn't even finish it. I was a voracious reader and that was the first book I can remember putting down and not picking back up. Just awful. I sho...
by Moreta
Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2016 Presidential Race
Replies: 6046
Views: 220972

Re: 2016 Presidential Race

This wasn't my favorite Detroit taco truck, but it might be now.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/ ... in-detroit
by Moreta
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Man's Best Friend
Replies: 1137
Views: 45533

Re: Man's Best Friend

Mine apparently got more of the lazy lab DNA. She's content with a half hour walk in the evening and a half hour of racing around the yard with her adopted puppy sister in the morning.
by Moreta
Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: SWAMPCRASH PYRAMID - ROUND 12 RESULTS AND WINNER
Replies: 205
Views: 7317

Re: SWAMPCRASH PYRAMID - ROUND 12 RESULTS AND WINNER

That was definitely fun. Thanks!
by Moreta
Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Back! Again
Replies: 54
Views: 2519

Re: Back! Again

Dave, you're a hero.
by Moreta
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Pokemon GO!
Replies: 84
Views: 3914

Re: Pokemon GO!

There's a dude on base who's level 31. The amount of experience points to get that high is absurd. I hit 20 a couple days ago and I'm creeping to 21. G Chedda is totally right about the jump after 20. I'm level 22. My progress has slowed dramatically. My mother is level 23. She started playing at l...
by Moreta
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: School Days
Replies: 21
Views: 929

Re: School Days

Michigan passed a law saying the public school districts couldn't start until after Labor Day. We take our Up North tourism dollars seriously around here apparently.

The kids get out mid-June.

Band practices start mid-August, however. Football season starts before classes do.
by Moreta
Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random
Replies: 5035
Views: 175582

Re: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random

Totally unscientific poll of people I've known with kids suggests that girls tend to be put in school if they're close to the cutoff and boys tend to be held out for a year. Some parents use future athletic success as a reason to hold out the boys, since greater physical development could put them a...
by Moreta
Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: RIP Shrew
Replies: 69
Views: 3245

Re: RIP Shrew

My father drank himself to death and was found dead in his apartment. I'm in tears now.

I'm going to go clean the cat box.

Thanks for sharing that here HDO.
by Moreta
Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Challenge July 2016
Replies: 192
Views: 4298

Re: Final Jeopardy! Challenge July 2016

Carwash 18-3
howard 17-4
Moreta 16-5
Pruitt 14-7
Duff 11-10

Got the school, missed the grower.
by Moreta
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Challenge July 2016
Replies: 192
Views: 4298

Re: Final Jeopardy! Challenge July 2016

howard 16-3
Moreta 15-4


Yes to the author, no to the noble. I knew who it was, just didn't know his name.
by Moreta
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Rants 2?
Replies: 654
Views: 29129

Re: Rants 2?

My boss is leaving his position. I am 100% qualified for his job and am, in fact, the only qualified internal candidate. I'm a reasonably ambitious person. 14 years in essentially the same position is getting old. However, taking the promotion would mean moving out of my union and freezing my pensio...
by Moreta
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2016 Presidential Race
Replies: 6046
Views: 220972

Re: 2016 Presidential Race

Pruitt wrote: Yeah, but for me, I don't give a rat's ass as to what a comedian, singer or actor thinks is best for a country.

(Obviously, I am in the minority).
I'm with you. Celebrity endorsements do seem to perfectly mesh with the level of public discourse in the country as a whole though.
by Moreta
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2016 Presidential Race
Replies: 6046
Views: 220972

Re: 2016 Presidential Race

Life's too short to watch a second festival of bullshit in one week, but reading the news this morning, a thought occurred to me... Do Sarah Silverman's political opinions carry more weight than Scott Baio's simply because she's actually still a celebrity? Based on the news sources I read, the answ...
by Moreta
Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Challenge July 2016
Replies: 192
Views: 4298

Re: Final Jeopardy! Challenge July 2016

howard 15-2
Ryan 14-3
Moreta 14-3
Duff 10-7
by Moreta
Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: RIP Shrew
Replies: 69
Views: 3245

Re: RIP Shrew

:(
by Moreta
Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Ball of Confusion
Replies: 314
Views: 16214

Re: Ball of Confusion

When the headlines were first coming across about the Munich shooting, my boss walked in and said "That's what that open border policy will do! Hope Ms Merkel is happy." This from the guy who spent 2 days talking about how we don't have all the facts in the North Miami shooting and we shouldn't jump...
by Moreta
Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Challenge July 2016
Replies: 192
Views: 4298

Re: Final Jeopardy! Challenge July 2016

howard 14-2
Moreta 13-3
Pruitt 12-4
Shirley 9-7
by Moreta
Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: SWAMPCRASH PYRAMID - ROUND 12 RESULTS AND WINNER
Replies: 205
Views: 7317

Re: SWAMPCRASH PYRAMID - ROUND 9 RESULTS/ROUND 10 ACTIVE

Gunpowder wrote:Im assuming shuyler colfax was pierces vp
One of Grant's actually. I almost went with him. Glad I didn't.

Is last name enough for the general?
by Moreta
Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Challenge July 2016
Replies: 192
Views: 4298

Re: Final Jeopardy! Challenge July 2016

howard 13-2
Carwash 13-2
Moreta 12-3
Pruitt 11-4
by Moreta
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Challenge July 2016
Replies: 192
Views: 4298

Re: Final Jeopardy! Challenge July 2016

rex 12-1
howard 11-2
Ryan 11-2
Moreta 10-3
Pruitt 9-4
Duff 7-6
by Moreta
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Why Do Local Cops Need Camoflauge?
Replies: 734
Views: 37619

Re: Why Do Local Cops Need Camoflauge?

The kinds of calls and witness reports you get in situations like these (in my experience with much smaller incidents) are always conflicting juuuust enough to lead you to believe you may have another assailant involved.
by Moreta
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Pokemon GO!
Replies: 84
Views: 3914

Re: Pokemon GO!

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I was absolutely catching Pokemon at the Tigers game on Sunday.

It helped make up for the crappy seats.
by Moreta
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Ball of Confusion
Replies: 314
Views: 16214

Re: Ball of Confusion

I have a friend in Izmir on vacation from Oman. She said the populace was thrilled with the possibility of an overthrow. Lots of horns honking and the like. She felt completely safe.
by Moreta
Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2016 Presidential Race
Replies: 6046
Views: 220972

Re: 2016 Presidential Race

by Moreta
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Challenge July 2016
Replies: 192
Views: 4298

Re: Final Jeopardy! Challenge July 2016

rex 10-1
Carwash 10-1
howard 9-2
Moreta 9-2
Pruitt 8-3
Syb 6-5

Yes bands, no state.
by Moreta
Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Challenge July 2016
Replies: 192
Views: 4298

Re: Final Jeopardy! Challenge July 2016

howard 9-0
Carwash 9-0
Ryan 8-1
Moreta 8-1
Pruitt 6-3
AB 6-3
Syb 4-5
by Moreta
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Challenge July 2016
Replies: 192
Views: 4298

Re: Final Jeopardy! Challenge July 2016

howard 8-0
Carwash 8-0
rex 7-1
Ryan 7-1
Moreta 7-1
Pruitt 5-3
Shirley 4-4
by Moreta
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: First big news story as a kid?
Replies: 51
Views: 2322

Re: First big news story as a kid?

He's the adultier adult?
by Moreta
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Pokemon GO!
Replies: 84
Views: 3914

Re: Pokemon GO!

Ryan wrote:12 out of 15

13/15. I've never been to Jersey and I only recognized one Pokemon name. Good thing I used a lucky egg before I took the quiz.