WTF in America

Old Aug 5th 2014, 5:59 am
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
As opposed to? ...... How was your grass delivered when you last laid sod?
He doesn't lay, he glues.
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Old Aug 5th 2014, 6:01 am
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Is that still available? We have natural grass.
It's getting rarer. Well, mine is anyhow.
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Old Aug 5th 2014, 6:07 am
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It's getting rarer. Well, mine is anyhow. .....
Might I be so bold as to recommend a weekend laying sod?
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Might I be so bold as to recommend a weekend laying sod?
No need. If it can hold out just one more year then we can move away from it and into somewhere with some that is already less-dead.
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Originally Posted by Nutek
No need. If it can hold out just one more year then we can move away from it and into somewhere with some that is already less-dead.
That seems a little underhand.
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According to NBC Los Angeles,

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During the search for the shotgun an officer was bitten by a police K-9. The bite was vicious enough to require emergency surgery on the officer Thursday night.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
That seems a little underhand.
It's what we did to the Native Americans.... Just with less blankets.
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Originally Posted by Nutek
It's what we did to the Native Americans.... Just with less blankets.
You moved house because dying Native Americans were covering your yard? That just doesn't seem right, even if you gave them blankets.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
You moved house because dying Native Americans were covering your yard? That just doesn't seem right, even if you gave them blankets.
Not exactly what I meant... But it would be a valid reason. They would leave funny outlines.
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Not exactly what I meant... But it would be a valid reason. They would leave funny outlines.
Building your house on an old Indian burial ground is always a bad idea.
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Building your house on an old Indian burial ground is always a bad idea.
Should be ok so long as you don't want an in-ground pool.
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Originally Posted by Nutek
That looks about right. The phone book thing annoys me no end as ours gets tossed into the driveway from a moving car and left there, along with all the "newspapers" that keep showing up. For all I know, it's some other angry recipient just driving around dumping his shit in other peoples yards.

Mrs N. will pick 'em up and recycle them. left to me, it would just lie there and rot. Not sure why it is considered "ok" to litter other peoples property with this shit.
I live in hope that one day they will either outlaw the scattering of phone directories and "free papers", or at least give us some effective mechanism for opting out of receiving them. I don't like them because having them littering our driveway just advertises the fact that we might be away and therefore ours is a good house to break in to!

A secondary hope, though perhaps the more likely one, is that the idiots who pay to advertise in the phone books and/or free papers finally workout that everyone is either chucking them away (or hopefully recycling them) or driving over them until they are rotted mush.

I did hear that in some states providing a phone book is a requirement of providing a landline phone connection/ service. That said we still get at least the YP despite ditching our land line.

Hopefully RoadWarriorFromLP won't be along to explain how the US economy needs the scattering of pulp paper advertising materials onto our driveways.

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Originally Posted by Yorkieabroad
So, we've been away from home for exactly a month. I put a hold on the mail, and had it all delivered today.
This is what a months mail looks like in the Yorkie household.....
That looks like about a weeks worth...and what about the two bongs in the background?
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and what about the two bongs in the background?
Oops.....
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Originally Posted by Hotscot
I don't know if it's specifically a Southern California thing but I've often noticed an unusually frequent occurrence of old beat up trucks, about 30 years old, traveling up and down on the freeway piled wobbly high with mattresses.

Of course said mattresses commonly end up on the shoulder at some point.
They're being taken to recycling centers. I saw something like this on an episode of "Dirty Jobs" with Mike Rowe.
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