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Forum: Foo
03-26-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By BenzFanatic

Compared to Coronavirus, Ebola is pretty hard to...

Compared to Coronavirus, Ebola is pretty hard to catch, thank jeebus.

I'd still get a vaccine if they had one. I read "The Hot Zone" as a teenager and once during the last scare. It has definitely...
Forum: Foo
03-21-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,292
Posted By BenzFanatic

It's definitely rapidly progressing. Over the...

It's definitely rapidly progressing. Over the past few days the big name pharmacy store chain near me has been opening up hundreds of spots daily for 3-4 days out. I decided to check on a whim when I...
Forum: Foo
03-12-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By BenzFanatic

I used to trim tropical trees that are kept in...

I used to trim tropical trees that are kept in atriums and such. I have literally seen birds and small animals impaled on Sago and Phoenix palms. Drawn blood from myself many times.
Forum: Foo
03-10-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By BenzFanatic

Make sure to use your VIN on this site to be sure...

Make sure to use your VIN on this site to be sure there are no open recalls on your vehicle (if you haven't.)
https://www.nissanusa.com/recalls-vin/#/#/Home
Forum: Foo
03-08-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By BenzFanatic

If the North Rim road wasn't seasonal I...

If the North Rim road wasn't seasonal I definitely would have spent a day at the Grand Canyon. We recently watched "Into the Canyon" about 2 guys who hike the ~750 miles length of the canyon. We...
Forum: Foo
03-07-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By BenzFanatic

Kolob was probably my favorite part of Zion....

Kolob was probably my favorite part of Zion. (Second to last pic is Kolob IIRC.) I got there early, spent most of the day there, and saw 4 cars total. 1 ranger, and 2 of them parked at the longest...
Forum: Foo
03-06-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By BenzFanatic

She pretty much chose the 2 for the hiking. We're...

She pretty much chose the 2 for the hiking. We're also hoping to kayak. I can finally be the person I see on the highway, loaded down with adventure gear, who I envy.

I so hoped for snow at Zion...
Forum: Foo
03-05-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By BenzFanatic

My solo trip to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

I took a trip to Zion in December with some advice from Foosters. (Thank you!) I also visited Dallas, Las Vegas, Bryce Canyon, and a few state parks. Bryce Canyon and Kolob Canyon were my favorite....
Forum: Foo
02-13-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,164
Posted By BenzFanatic

To be fair, even a large number of native...

To be fair, even a large number of native Chicagoans drive like idiots the second any sort of precipitation hits. Usually the type of people who complain about the cold despite having lived here...
Forum: Foo
10-27-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,395
Posted By BenzFanatic

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My unconventional EDC knife with one single purpose. It's a victorinox...
Forum: Foo
10-27-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,604
Posted By BenzFanatic

Just saw this, thanks! I am flying into vegas,...

Just saw this, thanks! I am flying into vegas, staying in St. George. I just realized I actually will be able to rent a bike at Zion in the off season, so I may do that along with a dry suit so I can...
Forum: Foo
09-28-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,188
Posted By BenzFanatic

We were also big consumers of deviled ham. It's...

We were also big consumers of deviled ham. It's one of those things I still look back on as disgusting, but crave it at the same time. Liverwurst too, along the same lines. We would usually put...
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By BenzFanatic

It's happening here in Chicago too. Someone at...

It's happening here in Chicago too. Someone at work jokingly said, "It's probably the smoke from the fires out west," the other morning, and come to find out, they were right.

I'm not a religious...
Forum: Foo
07-18-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,147
Posted By BenzFanatic

We have a herd of white deer near here that...

We have a herd of white deer near here that usually occupy Argonne Nat'l Laboratory's grounds or the neighboring forest preserve. Very strange looking creatures after having only seen brown deer all...
Forum: Foo
06-22-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,255
Posted By BenzFanatic

This week is going to be pretty mild in my neck...

This week is going to be pretty mild in my neck of the woods, but I'm thinking about shaving all of my body hair off and removing the sleeves from all of my work wardrobe.
Forum: Foo
06-21-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,844
Posted By BenzFanatic

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The mini world in my glass carboy terrarium
Forum: Foo
06-18-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,095
Posted By BenzFanatic

Thanks. The $300 range seems much more reasonable...

Thanks. The $300 range seems much more reasonable than the ones I was seeing.
Forum: Foo
06-18-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,095
Posted By BenzFanatic

Those systems like DiabloScott posted are the...

Those systems like DiabloScott posted are the biggest recommendation I've heard from HVAC guys. Unfortunately not an option for me, being in an apartment. I have a "through the wall" type, and it...
Forum: Foo
06-07-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,103
Posted By BenzFanatic

Safe to say that nobody is home in the afternoon...

Safe to say that nobody is home in the afternoon before they wilt? I've seen nothing but good advice here. I did quite a few rooftop gardens in my last position, and am a wholesale grower now. 10-30%...
Forum: Foo
05-27-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,293
Posted By BenzFanatic

There was a kid at school who chronically stole...

There was a kid at school who chronically stole all the mouseballs and was caught red-handed at least once. I have to say there is something oddly satisfying about that heavy little overcooked yolk.
Forum: Foo
05-19-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By BenzFanatic

That Eddie Haskell was always up to no good.

That Eddie Haskell was always up to no good.
03-26-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,659
Posted By BenzFanatic

Especially after Pritzker announced we had...

Especially after Pritzker announced we had already made a big impact, it seems like maybe half of people here are taking any of this seriously at all. I don't blame Lightfoot at all, Pritzker's...
03-19-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,415
Posted By BenzFanatic

There's also the fact that we can easily tell who...

There's also the fact that we can easily tell who has died, but there are likely tens of thousands of undocumented cases from people who haven't been tested or don't even know they have it. There...
03-18-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,415
Posted By BenzFanatic

I fully admitted that it is more deadly, but for...

I fully admitted that it is more deadly, but for the vast majority of people, it's not a severe illness. I'm not saying the global effects won't be significant, the illness itself is overwhelmingly...
03-18-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,415
Posted By BenzFanatic

It might be a bit of an understatement, but no....

It might be a bit of an understatement, but no. It's spreading like crazy because we have no antibodies for it, but the illness itself, for most people, is not severe. From the WHO: "Coronavirus...
03-18-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,415
Posted By BenzFanatic

I don't think you will have to worry too much....

I don't think you will have to worry too much. People panicked the first few days but I have been hearing that stores are keeping up better with stocking in most places. As cases start to spread...
Forum: Foo
03-15-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,361
Posted By BenzFanatic

I have a lot of friends who work on tips that...

I have a lot of friends who work on tips that will be struggling to pay rent next month for sure, but I think it's for the best. A lot of people are failing to realize that if we take precautions...
03-13-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,662
Posted By BenzFanatic

What a great book. I do have to say I've...

What a great book.

I do have to say I've gone from zero concern to minimizing going out. I always wash my hands frequently and try to avoid touching my face, throw out my tissues, etc. I recently...
03-09-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,662
Posted By BenzFanatic

I think I'm about 100x more likely to die in my...

I think I'm about 100x more likely to die in my commute to work in the next few weeks. But I am sitting on a high horse with probably 6 months worth of TP for myself.
Forum: Foo
02-29-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,795
Posted By BenzFanatic

I've heard of people never washing jeans,...

I've heard of people never washing jeans, freezing their jeans instead of washing them, just drying them, etc. I read a study that bacteria amounts level off after a few days of usage and really...
Forum: Foo
02-02-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By BenzFanatic

I agree. There are some neat modern funky beers,...

I agree. There are some neat modern funky beers, but I'm finding a lot of them to just be overly vinegary. Sour for the sake of being sour, not for the flavor complexities.
Forum: Foo
02-01-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,543
Posted By BenzFanatic

I prefer the Superb Owl myself.

I prefer the Superb Owl myself.
Forum: Foo
11-22-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,234
Posted By BenzFanatic

I had pins in my hand for 6 or 8 weeks after...

I had pins in my hand for 6 or 8 weeks after breaking the last metacarpal. It was terribly bothersome and my liver will never forgive me for the steady diet of oxycodone and beer that ended up...
Forum: Foo
10-22-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,916
Posted By BenzFanatic

Even my sister won't shine my shoes, My cousin...

Even my sister won't shine my shoes,
My cousin is blind,
Won't polish my knob,
All I've got is my cow,
A gay steer named Bob
Forum: Foo
06-01-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,961
Posted By BenzFanatic

I forgot about choco tacos. I was literally...

I forgot about choco tacos. I was literally violently ill for hours this morning, and I still want to go out for a choco taco now.
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