Happy Hump Day Survey!

Well, if you’re asking us (celebrities, obviously) to choose, and name their sandwich - you’re likely to get one of their favourites as a response.

I think I’d go with: the Wink_and_Reuben (if I ever go to a new place, and they have a Reuben, I must try it)... damn, now I want a Reuben. Of course it must be served with a wink and “chk-chk, Enjoy!”

ClockworkHouse wrote:

I'm apparently 10 years old. I read "Buffaloaf" as "Buttloaf" and had a good snicker over it.

Yer mom servers buttloaf? I know you are but what am I?

thrawn82 wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

I'm apparently 10 years old. I read "Buffaloaf" as "Buttloaf" and had a good snicker over it.

Yer mom servers buttloaf? I know you are but what am I?

Try the buttloaf, it's delicious!

Happy hump day!

So my brother-in-law and his wife bought a puppy. That puppy is in Denver, Colorado which is only a problem because they live in Canton, Ohio.

That is a 20 hour continuous drive one way. Which they can’t do because they are humans and need to eat, sleep, and potty. And that does not mention the drive back when they incorporate the new additions needs into the drive.

So my question is this: What is the most extreme road trip you’ve done, and why did you do it?

UpToIsomorphism wrote:

So my question is this: What is the most extreme road trip you’ve done, and why did you do it?

Gotta be the time I moved home from England to Ireland. I picked up my rental van in south east England at 8am Day 1, loaded up all my stuff, did the 6+ hour drive from south east England to north west Wales, took a 3-4 hour ferry to Ireland, unloaded all my stuff, had a little sleep, got the ferry back to Wales, then did the 6+ hour drive back to the rental place in time to have the van back by 8am Day 3.

Now, when do we get to start suggesting names for the puppy?

Forget that, can I get puppy pictures?

Mine isn't so much an extreme distance or time period, but it begins with a massive miscalculation on my part that made it a struggle. I think it was spring break my freshman year. My last class was on a Wednesday so I was preparing to head home Thursday morning. Kansas City to south of Chicago is about 7 1/2 hours. So when class lets out early on Wednesday, I get time to do a load of laundry at my aunt's house before she gets home which gives me time to pack. I watch a movie with my roommate, and then make the dumbest decision that, since I'm so awake, why not just leave now?

It's only 9pm. I'll get home around 4 am and just take a nap and then see my friends. I've made the trip plenty of times by now, it'll be a cinch. I head out and everything's fine until St. Louis. I get there around 1am and switch over to I20 to avoid downtown. It's an eight lane highway and it is deserted, both ways. I don't think I saw more than a dozen cars the whole way. This is my indicator that this might not have been a good idea. I realize how tired I'm getting and I'm in a dead zone in terms of radio stations I like. Regardless, I push on. I don't have any real money and no credit card, so stopping isn't in the cards. Just a few bucks for gas.

An hour and a half later, I'm in Effingham and switching to I57. By now there are dozens of trucks lining the side of the road outside of rest stops. What do then know that I don't? Oh, yes. It's a bad time to be driving a long trip.

I remember the sign for I57 north and I remember turning on it. But to this day, I do not remember anything about the 2 1/2 hours driving north. I blinked my eyes and my home town exit just went past. I had to turn around and go again. I know you don't always remember everything, but at least you remember that you did something. All that time on I57 is just a complete blank. I could have hit someone and wouldn't remember. That freaks me out. After that, I've never felt the least bit tempted to undertake a large drive without being fully rested.

And I think Trigger is a great name for a puppy. But if that's a little too gun-ish for you, how about Nugget?

oilypenguin wrote:

Forget that, can I get puppy pictures?

When I him, I’ll post them.

UpToIsomorphism wrote:

So my question is this: What is the most extreme road trip you’ve done, and why did you do it?

Huntington Beach, California to Cary, North Carolina in 40 hours. My brother bought a corvette from my father out there and we drove it home. The wheels were wide and grippy - making it want to wander. The engine was loud and vibrated a lot. The suspension was virtually nonexistent. It was fun for the first few hours. Then the combination of the above made it not so fun. Keeping it on the road was a battle. Staying awake from the Texas panhandle to the mountains of Tennessee was a battle. We also spun out going through New Mexico when the road iced over.

That 2500+ mile trip was a unique experience that I never want to do again.

Los Angeles - Detroit (about 2,300 miles) over 5 days with my best friend when she moved back to Michigan midway through college.

Stops in Vegas, Denver, Lincoln, and Chicago.

Pet rat Nicodemus in tow.

This was 2002, so old school entertainment like car games and mixed-cds from our Limewire libraries. And a sign that said "Honk if you have monkey pox."

Oily, I think you've seen him, but here's a pic of our new dog

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Unanimously (in my household) voted dog with best eyebrow game.

12/10. Would like to have a beer with that dog.

That dog for President.

UpToIsomorphism wrote:

Happy hump day!

So my question is this: What is the most extreme road trip you’ve done, and why did you do it?

Wife bought a Gen 2 Prius just as they were released in the US. Bought it over the phone, sight-unseen and everything. She'd been hitting refresh on the forums like a mad dog and somebody turned in their allocation for one. She was the first one on the phone to call the dealership and purchase it. We got a Southwest flight and flew out from Houston to California to pick it up. Flight ended up being delayed so we got to the dealership just as they were closing. No problem the dealer says, we can just take a quick drive over to Las Vegas and meet a mobile notary there. Long story short we wandered through a few random casinos in Vegas trying to find the person and eventually the mobile notary, the dealer, and us all met in a random dark parking lot in Vegas around midnight to officially purchase the vehicle.

It took us two days then to drive from Vegas back to Houston. One day for Vegas to El Paso, and then the 2nd day just to cross West Texas to get from El Paso into Houston. That still boggles my mind the scale of Texas. Also, West Texas is incredibly empty.

Wife loves that car though, still has it. 2004 Prius with 260,000+ miles on it.

I drove with two friends in a little Ford Ranger with incorrectly sized and thus unusable chains to Montana in the middle of winter to visit my brother who had a winter caretaking job at a ranch up in the hills. Stayed there for a week or so in the snow, and it was great.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

That dog for President.

12/10.

The most extreme isn't really one trip but three trips done within about a two week period. Start in Denver, CO, drive home to New Jersey after visiting family with one stop (28 hours of driving), home for two days then drive to Bar Harbor, ME to visit my girlfriend at the time for a 3 day weekend (10 hours each way). Home for three days then drive to Los Angeles, CA with my sister where we only stopped in Denver for the night (ie 26 hours straight to Denver, 8 hours sleep in a bed and then 16 hours more to LA). I did get to at least fly back to New Jersey just in time to head back to Uni.

Luckily nothing happened on any of the drive, as opposed to other times when I've driven non-stop across the country like having battery die in Boron, CA, or run out of gas at midnight in the middle of Iowa, or run into a wildfire that shut down the Interstate.

Happy hump day!

In the states we are celebrating a Thanksgiving tomorrow and Black Friday on Friday. We are celebrating several of the deadly sins: gluttony, sloth, greed, and envy. And depending on your traditions, maybe a few others.

So my question is: What is the stupidest gift you have ever given OR what is the stupidest lengths you have gone to to obtain a gift to give?

UpToIsomorphism wrote:

Happy hump day!

In the states we are celebrating a Thanksgiving tomorrow and Black Friday on Friday. We are celebrating several of the deadly sins: gluttony, sloth, greed, and envy. And depending on your traditions, maybe a few others.

So my question is: What is the stupidest gift you have ever given OR what is the stupidest lengths you have gone to to obtain a gift to give?

Ooh, I've got one for this - there was a dinky little multifunction calculator that was already obsolete by the time it came out which my mom and I got for my tech-unsavvy uncle. It was a forgettable gift, and quickly forgotten. Until the next year, when my (extremely ADHD and unmedicated) uncle gifted it back to us, not realizing where it had originally come from. So, of course, we had to wrap it up and gift it back to him the next year. I think it only made the circuit three times, but who knows.. I vaguely feel like we ended up with it, so it must have had at least one more go-round at some point.

Something like one of these:
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When I was 7, I pilfered a bottle of perfume from my parents' bathroom and gave it to a girl at school. It was half full.

(I like Tangle's Personal Information Manager story better.)

Happy Hump Day!

I'm having the day from hell. Post something here that will cheer me up!

Spoiler:

Self-serving hump day

Thanks,

Ok, I have a story of the internet being awesome.

Last month, a vandal broke into a LEGO enthusiast and small-time youtuber's house and stole or destroyed most of his collection he'd been working on, to the sum of about 10 years and $18,000. After posting a heart wrenching goodbye video, a fellow AFOL started a GoFundMe campaign to help him replace some of lost sets, hoping to raise just $1,000. Reddit picked it up and they raised the entire $18,000 in just two days. Republicattak (the victim) then asked the GoFundMe to stop collecting because he didn't want to profit of this, just replace what he lost. He's posted a video thanking everyone said he probably won't be shutting down his channel anymore.

Full story here.

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Happy hump day!

With the new Captain Marvel news and (impending) Infinity War 2 news, who is your favorite super hero and why?

Degree of difficulty: not an actual super hero.

THAT'S EASY!

My favorite superhero is the one pictured to the left of this text. It's Captain Klutz AKA Ringo Fonebone, a misfit who literally fell into his superhero role, name, and outfit after a botched suicide attempt. He has no superpowers. He doesn't know what he's doing. He got his name after being misheard. He's a superhero anyway because everybody says so.

Why? I had the books as a kid and related to the character and his klutzy ways.

I suppose Bilbo Baggins for me. Invisibility always seemed alluring, and his character was somehow realistic given his levels of incompetence/competence. I like the unlikely hero.

As far as video game heroes go, it's gotta be Link. I've always loved saving the world as Link and will play Zelda games as long as they make them.

Spoiler:

Make a Zelda where you play as Zelda already.

You might have thought it would be something from NieR, but I kinda don't think there really are any heroes in Yoko Taro games.

Spoiler:

I bet all Yoko Taro's characters could be justified as heroes if you really wanted to think it out.

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Why? Because nostalgia.

MeatMan wrote:

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Why? Because nostalgia. :)

Look that's clearly the number one super guy...

UpToIsomorphism wrote:

What is the most extreme road trip you’ve done, and why did you do it?

Back in the late 90s, my Air Force training landed me in Monterey, CA for a year and a half. After it was over, I had a little over a week of leave before I had to report to my next station. I decided to use the time to cram-pack everything I owned in my VW GTI 2dr and roadtrip to Indianapolis where my dad and step-mom live.

There's a lot of things I remember about that trip, but as far as extremity goes, dumbass 20-yr old me wanted to ensure I had the maximum amount of time to visit with my family before I had to return to duty. I made the entire trip - approximately 2,400 miles - in under 36 hours including bio/food/gas stops and a single stop somewhere in the middle of Wyoming for a <1hr catnap. When I arrived, I ended up sleeping for 18 hours straight.

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Iron Fist
Screw what Netflix did with him.

I grew up in the late 70s early 80s and kung fu movies were the stuff. I still really get into the mystical nature and the ability to just dominate when it comes to hand to hand combat.