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Old 01-14-2015, 07:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Sometimes I need the automotive section of the sears catalog back in the day. Now I got old magazines, phone books, etc.

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Old 01-14-2015, 09:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Julian Rogers: I'd like to recommend one of my favorite authors to you - a woman named Jane Austen. This is a writer of just wonderfully exquisite prose. And, of course, as ou can see, it's a big damn book. Oh, "Pride and Prejudice". Harry Bob, I think you're going to get more than a run for your money out of this one.

Harry Bob: How much?

Julian Rogers: Well, I think two dollars is a fair price.

Harry Bob: Really.

Julian Rogers: Uh-huh.

Harry Bob: How much for just "Pride"?

Julian Rogers: Well, actually, one does hate to break up the set.

Harry Bob: All right, but I got to test it first.

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How about Angela showing you how she's been washing and reusing for over 5 years ?
That can't be any worse than baby diapers, because to quote John PrineŚ"Baby poop, the worst kind."
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I've never needed roommates, and mostly always had them. Never any major problems, and some I really enjoyed having around. I'll be picking up 2 roommates this summer when my wife gets a place closer to school (OHSU). It's all about being picky. Don't just accept the first people that are willing to pay your asking price.

... and this episode of "Bull****" is entertaining.
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Old 01-14-2015, 11:16 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I do not own the place; sometimes I am able to tell the owner that I think that a prospective roommate seems like he will obey the rules.

I do not know how many people have been in a landfill, but I did not enjoy it, although it was not the worst-smelling place that I have visited. The one in Mesa is on my way to Mom's house and even with my windows up and vents off, the smell is terrible, but it did not seem orders of magnitude worse when I was actually there, and I was surprised that there was extremely little garbage to see, since apparently they bury everything every day. The Poo Pond in Kandahar Airfield was worse, as well as the area by the incinerators. Going back to Burning feces at 1000░C and creating drinking water and electricity, were the incinerators simply not hot enough? If fecal matter can be burned without a smell, couldn't much more?
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I've had to walk through sewage on occassion, and have ridden in delivery vehicles with pig slop. Dumps are nasty places, but not quite as nasty as that.

Unlike us men, who can simply shake it like a Polaroidtm picture, women sometimes wipe after a number one, too.

And for diapers, guilty, but we toilet-trained our baby as early as humanly possible. She's been napping diaperless since before she was two, with a minimum of "accidents".

I still use as many sheets as I think it'll take.

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Ya know, I used to respect Penn Jillette; but that was [accurately labeled as] B. S.

Recycling started in 1987 with that barge from New York? Try Earth Day 1971.

Aluminum is the only metal worth recycling? What about gold?

That scripted scene with the ten source separation bins? An aware homeowner would have called them on putting compost in an open-topped container. (And the dead chicken should have gone in the dead animal bin, not the kitchen compost)

About all they established is that plastic is way overused for food packaging, trees aren't a good source for paper, and modern landfill technology has matured.
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Like I said, the show is entertaining. Some of their points are more sound than others, but the best thing about BS is its challenge to the status-quot.

Recycling a product is not beneficial if the material is abundant, and can be manufactured new with a lower energy consumption.

Recycling is often good, but not always good. If the materials gained from recycled goods was so valuable, why am I paying a mandatory $4.89 per month for the service? Someone should be paying me for the goods.

The fact that I have to pay someone to remove an "asset" fails the logic test.
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Like I said, the show is entertaining. Some of their points are more sound than others, but the best thing about BS is its challenge to the status-quot.
Agreed. Did you ever see Penn Jillette and Glen Beck (/watch?v=i3LnVa7zXgc)?
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Agreed. Did you ever see Penn Jillette and Glen Beck (/watch?v=i3LnVa7zXgc)?
Heh. I started watching that, but it is the entire episode, and I stopped before they actually started talking to each other.

So, how would they have handled ecomodding and hypermiling [on Penn and Teller's show]? Better than MythBusters?

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