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Title: How fucking random was that?
Post by: cineater on October 12, 2021, 01:56:53 PM
https://fox5sandiego.com/news/local-news/plane-crashes-near-high-school-in-santee-reports/

You're a UPS driver out making deliveries in a neighborhood, hit and killed by a crashing airplane.  What are the odds of that happening?  No powerball winning for you, you die doing a drop off by shit falling from the sky.  That has never happened or will again.


Title: Re: How fucking random was that?
Post by: cineater on October 13, 2021, 10:00:49 AM
William Shatner going to space, for real.

 :hihi:  He got a natural high.  He can't even find the words.  How cool.   :D


Title: Re: How fucking random was that?
Post by: cineater on November 09, 2021, 11:16:26 AM
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It sounds stupid, we know, but we swear it works! If your keys donít have much of a range, hold them right under your chin and press the button again ó the fluids in your head will exchange the reach of the signal just a little bit. Seriously, if you donít believe us, just try it for yourself!

Who discovered that little trick?  Can't wait to try that out.  Going to look a little weird.   :hihi:


Title: Re: How fucking random was that?
Post by: cineater on November 28, 2021, 02:58:00 PM
I've got $62 in Christmas scratchers.  The kids complain I buy them all at one time, all from the same place.  This year I went to 5 different gas stations, one of them twice.  Is that random enough?  :hihi:  Somebody better win!


Title: Re: How fucking random was that?
Post by: cineater on November 30, 2021, 12:33:11 PM
My mother gives me bags of books that gets passed around to her group.  This time she hands me a bag and says it's Amish books like maybe I would object to reading those.  And she kind of has this distasteful look on her face.  I don't know anything about the Amish really.  I'm open to reading them as long as they are story books and not religious training.  They are story books except I'm thinking these must be for teenagers.  The story is good but the dialog is kind of slow.  They spend a lot of time on their thought process when it comes to choices.  I'm thinking pretty obvious what you need to do, why this dialog?  Well into the third book I realize what's going on, I'm being brainwashed.  But then I start thinking, I'm pretty much agreeing with that whole thought process.  Holy shit, I'm Amish!   :hihi:


Title: Re: How fucking random was that?
Post by: cineater on December 19, 2021, 04:23:14 PM
Was not expecting to do rock climbing.  One of those little gifts the universe sends your way when you're not looking for it.  Always thought I would have been good at that.  I'm still a little spider monkey but I can not stick that landing.  On my ass every time!   :hihi:


Title: Re: How fucking random was that?
Post by: cineater on December 27, 2021, 04:27:38 PM
Giving myself shit this morning because I need to dust.  Out of all the household chores I put that one off as long as I can.  Go into retrieve my Christmas money from under the sewing box and there's a lose 100 bill.  Apparently I forgot that from last year's Christmas money.  Not a magic sewing box.  That's all well and good but seriously, I need to dust!  :hihi:


Title: Re: How fucking random was that?
Post by: cineater on March 19, 2022, 03:15:49 PM
(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/81n5b-qQxWL._AC_SY606_.jpg)

OMG, this is genius prankster stuff.  You hide it in somebody's house and they go nuts trying to find the cricket.   :hihi:  It comes in several other noises like meows and batteries going dead. 


Title: Re: How fucking random was that?
Post by: cineater on March 22, 2022, 12:11:04 PM
Coming home every trash can was blown down for four blocks.  Go down one street and they are all down, turn the corner and all the way down the line, trash cans down.  Must have been one hell of a wind gust.  Fortunately, they had all just been emptied.  Just struck me as funny.   :hihi:


Title: Re: How fucking random was that?
Post by: cineater on April 13, 2022, 06:04:54 PM
Eye lashes on cars?  I don't care either which way but it never would have occurred to me.   :hihi:  I guess it's those folks who put bumper stickers on the body of the car who came up with that.


Title: Re: How fucking random was that?
Post by: cineater on May 06, 2022, 11:49:57 PM
My daughter comes home from work and nobody is there including the dog.  Her husband and I show up.  I took him and dog to the store.  Her brother in law's girlfriend, dog and two kids drop by.  Clay shows up with his kid (secret stuff in the back of his truck).  People going in and out the door.  Dogs and kids running around.  And she's trying to manage morning sickness.  Finally, "what are those boxes in my garage?  What is happening?"   :hihi:

Might appear to be a random act of madness to the unsuspecting.  No, planned, big surprise.   Gotcha!  :D  We got her a patio set for an early birthday present.


Title: Re: How fucking random was that?
Post by: cineater on June 11, 2022, 12:57:18 AM
I'm going along subtracting my latest purchases from my checking account.  Get to the last one and it's exactly the same as my balance.  I don't think I've ever zeroed out my balance unless I was closing out the account.  Got it down to some change before but never zero.   So amazed I had to double check if that was right.  :hihi: 

Don't be concerned, I do fuzzy math with the account.  I'm good.  ;)



Title: Re: How fucking random was that?
Post by: cineater on June 26, 2022, 12:58:36 AM
Shit, I got selected for jury duty.  I do not want to do that.


Title: Re: How fucking random was that?
Post by: rebelhipi on June 26, 2022, 07:50:42 AM
Shit, I got selected for jury duty.  I do not want to do that.
Jury duty has always fascinated me.
Can you say refuse going? Lets say youre out of the country can you reschedule or do you absolutely have to fly back home and do it?

And if the trial takes like a month, are you stuck in a hotel for a month without a phone, laptop ect?

Asking as a european who has no idea but has been watching too much law and order ;D


Title: Re: How fucking random was that?
Post by: cineater on June 26, 2022, 11:04:18 AM
Shit, I got selected for jury duty.  I do not want to do that.
Jury duty has always fascinated me.
Can you say refuse going? Lets say youre out of the country can you reschedule or do you absolutely have to fly back home and do it?

And if the trial takes like a month, are you stuck in a hotel for a month without a phone, laptop ect?

Asking as a european who has no idea but has been watching too much law and order ;D

It could be different in different states but here you can't refuse without the possibility of consequences to be determined by the judge.

You can be excused with a good excuse and delayed with a decent excused.

Being sequestered in a motel room is rare.  You normally show up every morning and go home at night, 9 hours of your time.

Not like TV, more like waiting for your flight to stop being delayed while you're waiting at the gate.  You spend a lot of time just waiting around.  You have to pay to park and go out to lunch.  They said we have to wear masks.  At some point they pay you $20 a day. 

If you do have to sit as a juror, you sit for hours listening to testimony.  The chairs are generally uncomfortable and you have no table in front of you to lean on.  You go through a process of being pick as a juror.  When they finally have a group of jurors, the actual trial is set for a few months away and then you come back for how ever many days the attorneys think it will take.

Some folks find it really interesting and are into it.  I've been a professional witness for 26 years and wasted many hours at the court house.  It's your civic duty and a total bore fest.  :hihi:


Title: Re: How fucking random was that?
Post by: rebelhipi on June 26, 2022, 06:43:47 PM
Shit, I got selected for jury duty.  I do not want to do that.
Jury duty has always fascinated me.
Can you say refuse going? Lets say youre out of the country can you reschedule or do you absolutely have to fly back home and do it?

And if the trial takes like a month, are you stuck in a hotel for a month without a phone, laptop ect?

Asking as a european who has no idea but has been watching too much law and order ;D
Interesting.

More questions.

Is it like once in a lifetime thing. Or is it like everyone does it once every 10years for example?

It could be different in different states but here you can't refuse without the possibility of consequences to be determined by the judge.

You can be excused with a good excuse and delayed with a decent excused.

Being sequestered in a motel room is rare.  You normally show up every morning and go home at night, 9 hours of your time.

Not like TV, more like waiting for your flight to stop being delayed while you're waiting at the gate.  You spend a lot of time just waiting around.  You have to pay to park and go out to lunch.  They said we have to wear masks.  At some point they pay you $20 a day.  

If you do have to sit as a juror, you sit for hours listening to testimony.  The chairs are generally uncomfortable and you have no table in front of you to lean on.  You go through a process of being pick as a juror.  When they finally have a group of jurors, the actual trial is set for a few months away and then you come back for how ever many days the attorneys think it will take.

Some folks find it really interesting and are into it.  I've been a professional witness for 26 years and wasted many hours at the court house.  It's your civic duty and a total bore fest.  :hihi:
Interesting. More questions.

Is it like once in a lifetime thing. Or is it like everyone does it once every 10years for example?
And do they pay the you or your workplace for the time lost or do you actually lose money doing it?


Title: Re: How fucking random was that?
Post by: cineater on June 27, 2022, 12:44:05 AM
You can be called every two years.  Your employer has to let you off but doesn't have to pay you.  They get no compensation for you being gone.  The fact that your employer doesn't pay you is a good excuse.

I'm hoping when I call in the night before they say they don't need me but I'm number 83.  Not sure how many they call in but that looks like a low number.

I use to get out of it just because of who I worked for.  I'm hoping they look at who I retired from and don't want me.  :hihi:


Title: Re: How fucking random was that?
Post by: rebelhipi on June 27, 2022, 08:42:13 AM
You can be called every two years.  Your employer has to let you off but doesn't have to pay you.  They get no compensation for you being gone.  The fact that your employer doesn't pay you is a good excuse.

I'm hoping when I call in the night before they say they don't need me but I'm number 83.  Not sure how many they call in but that looks like a low number.

I use to get out of it just because of who I worked for.  I'm hoping they look at who I retired from and don't want me.  :hihi:
That sucks that they dont pay people.


Title: Re: How fucking random was that?
Post by: cineater on June 27, 2022, 11:22:20 PM
You can be called every two years.  Your employer has to let you off but doesn't have to pay you.  They get no compensation for you being gone.  The fact that your employer doesn't pay you is a good excuse.

I'm hoping when I call in the night before they say they don't need me but I'm number 83.  Not sure how many they call in but that looks like a low number.

I use to get out of it just because of who I worked for.  I'm hoping they look at who I retired from and don't want me.  :hihi:
That sucks that they dont pay people.


I think they are pretty good about letting people get out of it if they complain and they really can't nail you on ignoring them unless they send a certified letter.  Who's to say that didn't get lost in the mail.


Title: Re: How fucking random was that?
Post by: cineater on June 30, 2022, 12:10:06 AM
Rebel, what do they do in your country for trials?  Are you experiencing inflation too?


Title: Re: How fucking random was that?
Post by: rebelhipi on June 30, 2022, 07:25:41 AM
Rebel, what do they do in your country for trials?  Are you experiencing inflation too?
Theres no real jury in here. Insteas we have a lay judge who is elected by municipal elections and they represent the people.  And together with the judge they come up with the result. So the common people habe nothing to do with trials.

I think theres a rule that the lay judges need to be half men half women and minorities included ect. But im not totslly sure on that.

Inflation yeah. I think Finland has europes most expencive gasoline righ now. About 2.6Ä per litre thats about 10$ a gallon if my calculations are correct. Except if you buy gas from the russian branded gas station with russian gas. Its a bit cheaper. Cause the rest tries to boycott russian oil.

Food ect inflation is at 7-8% now.
Now the worry is about electricity. We are not producing enough to our self and we are not longer buying it from russia. There could be problems next winter.


Title: Re: How fucking random was that?
Post by: cineater on June 30, 2022, 12:05:19 PM
Rebel, what do they do in your country for trials?  Are you experiencing inflation too?
Theres no real jury in here. Insteas we have a lay judge who is elected by municipal elections and they represent the people.  And together with the judge they come up with the result. So the common people habe nothing to do with trials.

I think theres a rule that the lay judges need to be half men half women and minorities included ect. But im not totslly sure on that.

Inflation yeah. I think Finland has europes most expencive gasoline righ now. About 2.6Ä per litre thats about 10$ a gallon if my calculations are correct. Except if you buy gas from the russian branded gas station with russian gas. Its a bit cheaper. Cause the rest tries to boycott russian oil.

Food ect inflation is at 7-8% now.
Now the worry is about electricity. We are not producing enough to our self and we are not longer buying it from russia. There could be problems next winter.


I wish they would do away with jury trails and leave it to the people trained in the law.

When I was in Denmark years ago I was surprised how high the gas prices were.  I think you are always higher than we are.


Title: Re: How fucking random was that?
Post by: cineater on July 10, 2022, 10:31:40 PM
I'm sitting at the stop light.  White car across from me makes a left turn.  Oh look his back passenger door is black.  Hold on, there is no door.   :hihi:  I've seen that kind of thing in movies but never out driving around town.