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Postby Narf the Mouse on Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:26 pm

One thing I've noted is that plenty of people spread big, life-changing pieces of advice, like 'Look on the bright side!' and 'Hope is like a butterfly'.

However, no-one ever seems to spread the little, not-life-changing, but usefull bits of advice. Like 'If you pick up a pineapple by a leaf and the leaf breaks off, it's ripe' or 'Don't by a motercycle jacket with a design on it, it's probably gang colours that'll get you beaten'.

So: 'When you buy bananas, by them slightly green, not fully ripe. You'll be able to eat them longer'.
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Postby Aldagrim on Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:06 pm

Don't overlook pennies on the ground, because while a penny saved may be a penny earned, a free penny on the ground still makes sense.
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Postby One post wonder on Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:40 pm

Using hydrogen peroxide with baking soda to remove pet stains from a carpet is not as good of an idea as one may at first believe...
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Postby Narf the Mouse on Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:21 pm

...What, no explanation? I want explanation!

Always remember how much tissue the toilet can handle. (But that one probably explains itself)
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Postby One post wonder on Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:10 pm

Oh, sorry. I got the idea after seeing an ad for Oxyclean. I figured that if oxygen = stain remover, a hydrogen peroxide reaction should be second to none! And it was! My gray carped had been bleached white.
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Postby Aldagrim on Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:54 pm

Well, hydrogen peroxide IS a commonly used form of non-chlorine bleach. It can help remove stains and a small cap full in your ear can remove waxy buildup! Lovely stuff. Just add a molecule of oxygen to water, and H2O2!

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Postby Punstarr on Sat Dec 22, 2007 7:12 am

The more red meat you eat, the more gas you're going to have, and the more it and your poop's gonna stink.

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Postby Susan Calvin on Sat Dec 22, 2007 10:39 am

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Postby Thanatos5150 on Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:14 am

Always be aware that the pointy end of the knife really, really hurts.
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Postby Sir Ritalin on Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:57 am

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Postby Narf the Mouse on Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:02 pm

If your area rains a lot, get shoes with high soles. Trust me, you'll appreciate them.
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Postby Aldagrim on Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:04 pm

Narf the Mouse wrote:If your area rains a lot, get shoes with high soles. Trust me, you'll appreciate them.


Wow, the first thing I thought when I read that was "High soles? Fish on drugs!" Man, I'm tired. It's only seven o'clock?

If the first thing you think of when you read the phrase "high soles" is fish on drugs, you need to take a break.
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Postby Narf the Mouse on Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:58 pm

Huh. Never knew there was a type of fish called a 'sole'.
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Postby Tom the Fanboy on Mon Dec 24, 2007 8:00 am

Separate your D&D dice, your Shadowrun (or Warhammer) dice and your White Wolf Dice into separate dice bags. It will make your gaming easier AND let you buy more dice.


Put a golf pencil in your dicebag with a pen cap over the pointy end. Just in case you mechanical pencil runs out of lead mid-combat.


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Postby Narf the Mouse on Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:35 pm

When going camping in the winter, get winter boots. Not rubber boots.

Also, ground-sheet. Essential.
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Postby Aldagrim on Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:53 pm

If there is snow on the ground and the pavement does not look icy, yet looks somewhat darker than the pavement around it, check to see if it looks shiny at all. If either of these two requisites match, feel it. It could be black ice, which is much slipperier and more dangerous than the thicker, more visible kind.
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