Jul 16th 2011 12:43PM What about all that "I am someone special" they've been telling kindergarteners since the 90's? Or the parents that, instead of correcting the child when they do something stupid, come down on the adult who actually DID intervene to stop it for "hurting" their "precious"?
Jun 28th 2011 3:30PM Because an awful lot of parents (especially first-timers) don't want their "precious" in second-hand furniture. Also, the dropping side won't have enough wood in the area where it would have to join the reast of the crib to support enough hardware. Getting around it would probably be kludgy enough to turn off most buyers.
Jun 28th 2011 3:22PM How typical. Greedy managers take shortcuts in manufacturing quality, and instead of weeding out the bad apples, they ban the whole design. Wait, not the whole design. The whole CONCEPT of drop-side cribs. There are lots of ways to design a drop-down crib, but because the most popular way is vulnerable to failure, they ban all types without letting manufactuers switch to a more resilient design.
Apr 20th 2011 4:27PM And people wonder why theaters and sporting venues don't allow carry-ins...
Apr 20th 2011 4:03PM I remember that. The employee confused the apple juice with (I don't remember the alcoholic beverage), because bioth had been transferred from their original containers to generic ones. All I could think was, "Why wasn't the alcohol left in it's original container? (Or the apple juice for that matter)" Only two explanations come to mind: either they were stored somewhere visible to customers and the management wanted the area to look...regimented; or some health inspector decided the original containers weren't adequetely resistant to foreign material "contaminating" them.
Mar 17th 2011 3:44PM Good thing this guy wasn't in Wisconsin. This story sounds almost like the Donessa Davis story from last summer, except there's no motel room or Krazy Glue.
Mar 4th 2011 2:40PM "retard" is, by definition, to slow down or progress slower than usual. It has been stigmatized BY society and, if it were to disappear from the English language tomorrow, soiciety would promptly begin to stigmatize whatever "politically correct" word with essentially the same meaning you applied to people who are slower to process things than the average member of society. However, these "don't say 'retard' folks often get into such a lather about the use that they often attack people who are using the term in a technically correct, no-stigma-intended form.
Mar 3rd 2011 5:01PM In some lists, they were. With some, it depends on what they're made of. But they're not much differnt than pencils. You can kill with them, too (and even knit on them). Won't get you out of a seatbelt if the buckle becomes inaccessible, though. And just how do you get several dozen people under you control with three or four boxcutters? Boxcutters are a one-person-at-a-time weapon, and you could probably kill a person faster with a quick punch to the trachea. Either you're taking over a bunch of moronic schmucks, or you're supplementing the boxcutters with the threat of a bigger weapon.
Mar 2nd 2011 2:50PM Most municipalities have some type of registration fee. But it ain't $25 and $5 a year after. My own community has flopped back and forth between plates and stickers for decades. But annual inspections? For what? Carrying a good flashlight at night satisfies the "light visible from 500 feet," but it's not a part of the bike.
And tom, I know bike lanes exist. Somewhere. I've never had the luxury of riding in one. I'm only aware of two trails in our town, one of which you have to pay a hiker's toll as soon as you get out of town and neither of them are what you would consider commuting routes. We do have a ot of road-sensor-triggered stoplights, but they're not sensitive enough to respond to a motorcycle, much less a bike.
Mar 2nd 2011 2:37PM I can walk down the road where there's no sidewalk. Should I, a pedestrian, be paying "liscense and inspection" fees? You can drive your car on the freeway; those are prohibited to bikes. Your car (unless it's electric) produces emmisions; what emmisions does a bike produce? (yes, the rider produces emmissions, but less than the would if they were walking because the bike increases their efficiency.) Every day, someone drives into someone hard enough to kill them, how often do you hear of bicycle/pedestrian fatalities? And most of all, eight-year-olds don't drive cars, but how many of them are responsible for their own bike?(If the parents take the responsibility for navigating the red tape, what other responsibilities will they take over from the eight-year-old? How are kids supposed to grow up?)