Things you should know by now, but only just discovered

Dire wolves were a real animal - I'd always assumed they were just a fantasy thing.

Sonicator wrote:

Dire wolves were a real animal - I'd always assumed they were just a fantasy thing.

They have an awesome skeleton set up at OMSI here in Portland. I remember thinking the same thing.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:
Sonicator wrote:

Dire wolves were a real animal - I'd always assumed they were just a fantasy thing.

They have an awesome skeleton set up at OMSI here in Portland. I remember thinking the same thing.

That's pretty cool, never new that either.

Mother nature has killed some 100 billion people.

Nosferatu wrote:

Mother nature has killed some 100 billion people.

She must be stopped.

Chairman_Mao wrote:
Nosferatu wrote:

Mother nature has killed some 100 billion people.

She must be stopped.

We're trying dammit, but those environmentalists keep getting in the way!

mudbunny wrote:

I am not sure if this has been posted before...

Dogs in Elk

I lost it here:

"He is planning to stop over and take a look on his way home." So he can fall down laughing in person?

and can't stop laughing (so hard, I'm crying). Thankfully it's lunchtime and everyone's either gone or up front.

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Edwin wrote:

It's what's for dinner.

Very educational!

Man, when did skirt and flank steak become so expensive?

Norfair wrote:

Man, when did skirt and flank steak become so expensive?

FTFY.

Norfair wrote:

Man, when did skirt and flank steak become so expensive?

When rich folks picked up on them as delicious, despite being 'poor person' food. Same thing that happened to osso bucco a generation ago, and lobsters before that.

Tanglebones wrote:
Norfair wrote:

Man, when did skirt and flank steak become so expensive?

When rich folks picked up on them as delicious, despite being 'poor person' food. Same thing that happened to osso bucco a generation ago, and lobsters before that.

I say we launch a campaign to (accurately) rebrand lobsters "The Cockroaches of the Sea!" Then maybe people will stop buying them and the price will come back down.

Shut-up and eat your pink slime with a side of soylent green and rejoice that you get any meat byproduct at all.

I just noticed... the real "poor people food," like oxtail, cow foot, and tripe, aren't included. Yes!

Minarchist wrote:

I say we launch a campaign to (accurately) rebrand lobsters "The Cockroaches of the Sea!" Then maybe people will stop buying them and the price will come back down.

Anaphylactic cockroaches of the sea!

sometimesdee wrote:

I just noticed... the real "poor people food," like oxtail, cow foot, and tripe, aren't included. Yes!

Minarchist wrote:

I say we launch a campaign to (accurately) rebrand lobsters "The Cockroaches of the Sea!" Then maybe people will stop buying them and the price will come back down.

Anaphylactic cockroaches of the sea!

Yet. Lamb/goat neck are the next ones on the list.

sometimesdee wrote:

I just noticed... the real "poor people food," like oxtail, cow foot, and tripe, aren't included. Yes!

Oxtail is not poor person food anymore. Bloody expensive whenever I buy it. I paid $13-and-change for a 3lb-and-change bag of oxtails just few weeks ago.

Jonman wrote:
sometimesdee wrote:

I just noticed... the real "poor people food," like oxtail, cow foot, and tripe, aren't included. Yes!

Oxtail is not poor person food anymore. Bloody expensive whenever I buy it. I paid $13-and-change for a 3lb-and-change bag of oxtails just few weeks ago.

Same here in DC. It's pretty expensive.

Robert Heinlein and L. Ron Hubbard were very close friends. That makes so much sense.

sometimesdee wrote:

I just noticed... the real "poor people food," like oxtail, cow foot, and tripe, aren't included. Yes!

Minarchist wrote:

I say we launch a campaign to (accurately) rebrand lobsters "The Cockroaches of the Sea!" Then maybe people will stop buying them and the price will come back down.

Anaphylactic cockroaches of the sea!

Ewww! I would never put a lobster on my ****, contraception be damned!

KrazyTacoFO wrote:
Jonman wrote:
sometimesdee wrote:

I just noticed... the real "poor people food," like oxtail, cow foot, and tripe, aren't included. Yes!

Oxtail is not poor person food anymore. Bloody expensive whenever I buy it. I paid $13-and-change for a 3lb-and-change bag of oxtails just few weeks ago.

Same here in DC. It's pretty expensive.

It's still pretty cheap (for a piece of tail). I guess it depends on where you buy it.

sometimesdee wrote:

It's still pretty cheap (for a piece of tail).

Out of context theatre strikes again...

ClockworkHouse wrote:
sometimesdee wrote:

It's still pretty cheap (for a piece of tail).

Out of context theatre strikes again...

Sexual innuendo is always in context!

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Robert Heinlein and L. Ron Hubbard were very close friends. That makes so much sense.

No kidding! And no wonder I never cottoned to Heinlein at that. Yeesh!

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Robert Heinlein and L. Ron Hubbard were very close friends. That makes so much sense.

That explains why Heinlein himself never started a religion - friendly and professional courtesy!

Actually, there's a possibly apocryphal story that they made a bet and both tried--Heinlein's attempt was with [em]Stranger in a Strange Land[/em].

Heinlein makes me sad because I loved his juvenile novels when I was a kid, then discovered that 80%+ of the rest of his work was about sex.

Hypatian wrote:

Actually, there's a possibly apocryphal story that they made a bet and both tried--Heinlein's attempt was with [em]Stranger in a Strange Land[/em].

Figured.

sometimesdee wrote:

Sexual innuendo is always in context!

yoink!