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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott R Nelson View Post
    Every time I go there I want to get a bumper sticker that says "Utah - Love it or Leave it".
    After spending three days in Utah, I think I need a bumper sticker that says "Utah - The Worst Drivers in the West". It was such a relief to get back to Idaho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott R Nelson View Post
    After spending three days in Utah, I think I need a bumper sticker that says "Utah - The Worst Drivers in the West". It was such a relief to get back to Idaho.
    It's cheap to make stickers Scott. Why don't you start putting them out and they'll go over like gangbusters. Btw, I've seen a few Idaho drivers struggle with the big freeways.

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    My favorite is when people from one side of the Point of the Mountain point their fingers at the drivers from the other side.

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    Scott hitting all the stereotypes for someone from Boise. Impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Scott hitting all the stereotypes for someone from Boise. Impressive.
    Personally, I like driving in Utah. Almost doesn't matter how far over the speed limit I drive - somebody is going to be flying past me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Scott hitting all the stereotypes for someone from Boise. Impressive.
    I spent 30 years in California. Idaho is a new thing for me. I've driven in all of the western states multiple times and other than the Las Vegas area, Utah drivers stand out as being especially rude and aggressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott R Nelson View Post
    I spent 30 years in California. Idaho is a new thing for me. I've driven in all of the western states multiple times and other than the Las Vegas area, Utah drivers stand out as being especially rude and aggressive.
    Ok, chief.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott R Nelson View Post
    I spent 30 years in California. Idaho is a new thing for me. I've driven in all of the western states multiple times and other than the Las Vegas area, Utah drivers stand out as being especially rude and aggressive.
    It isn't their fault... the lack of good highway infrastructure makes them that way.
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    My refrigerator's ice maker stopped making ice over a year ago. I tried a bunch of stuff to get it working again, but no luck. We've been buying ice like chumps for all that time.

    This week, the ice maker started back up again. It's making ice like an 18 year old kid. Can't figure it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    My refrigerator's ice maker stopped making ice over a year ago. I tried a bunch of stuff to get it working again, but no luck. We've been buying ice like chumps for all that time.

    This week, the ice maker started back up again. It's making ice like an 18 year old kid. Can't figure it out.
    that happened to one of our refrigerators. just stopped working one day, freezer, ice maker, everything else worked. but the fridge didn't. was out for about 6 months and one day just started working again. this was about a year and a half ago and it still works.
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    Shame on you husbands for allowing these defective machines to keep existing. I would have tossed them to the curb immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    Shame on you husbands for allowing these defective machines to keep existing. I would have tossed them to the curb immediately.
    i'm a bad husband, and much of that fact has to do with me possessing next to zero handyman skills, but the fridge thing didn't even register. it's an overflow fridge out in the garage and we mostly use its freezer anyway. didn't really miss it much for those 6 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    Shame on you husbands for allowing these defective machines to keep existing. I would have tossed them to the curb immediately.
    Its not defective anymore.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    i'm a bad husband, and much of that fact has to do with me possessing next to zero handyman skills, but the fridge thing didn't even register. it's an overflow fridge out in the garage and we mostly use its freezer anyway. didn't really miss it much for those 6 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    My refrigerator's ice maker stopped making ice over a year ago. I tried a bunch of stuff to get it working again, but no luck. We've been buying ice like chumps for all that time.

    This week, the ice maker started back up again. It's making ice like an 18 year old kid. Can't figure it out.
    Honeymoon is over. No more ice.
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    Found out today that Jake Shimabukuru is speaking and performing at RootsTech next month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    Found out today that Jake Shimabukuru is speaking and performing at RootsTech next month.
    Do you attend RootsTech a lot Katie?

    Have you come across any other interesting tidbits about scientologists or scientology lately?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    Found out today that Jake Shimabukuru is speaking and performing at RootsTech next month.
    I heard an ad for that on the radio yesterday. Wow, they butchered his name. It's a common name in Okinawa, not so common around here.

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    Have you ever wondered if you were born with a particular skill or ability but for a sport or activity that didn't exist at the time you live? Like maybe I would have been the best in the world at that Mayan basketball game if I were alive at that time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Have you ever wondered if you were born with a particular skill or ability but for a sport or activity that didn't exist at the time you live? Like maybe I would have been the best in the world at that Mayan basketball game if I were alive at that time.

    You weren't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cougjunkie View Post
    You weren't.
    How can you be sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    How can you be sure.
    Isn't that the game where the losers had their heads shoved through that hole or something like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker View Post
    Isn't that the game where the losers had their heads shoved through that hole or something like that?
    Sometimes the losers were decapitated. Sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Sometimes the losers were decapitated. Sometimes.
    The captain of the winning team was decapitated. It was a great honor.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    The captain of the winning team was decapitated. It was a great honor.
    Not according to the "History for Kids" website I read earlier today. It was the captain of the losing team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Not according to the "History for Kids" website I read earlier today. It was the captain of the losing team.
    It is time to put away childish things.

    The most interesting part, however, is the fact that if a particular game had a religious purpose, the winning team were decapitated and offered as a sacrifice and this was considered a great honor. And thatís not just speculation. Various illustrations included in Pre-columbian books such as the Codex Borgia and on carved stone friezes decorating the walls of ball courts at the sites of Chichen Itza and El Tajin, clearly portray the decapitation of one teamís captain by the other or by a priest.
    https://www.ancient-origins.net/news...-mexico-007917
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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    It is time to put away childish things.


    https://www.ancient-origins.net/news...-mexico-007917
    Meh, I've got links too!

    The game continued to be played throughout Mesoamerica when it was adopted by the Maya, who added their own special twist. Humans and the lords of the underworld battled it out by playing the game, according to the creation story the known as the Popol Vuh. In this way, the ball court was a portal to Xibalba — the Mayan underworld. The Maya used the game as a stand‐in for warfare, settling territory disputes and hereditary issues, and to foretell the future. Captives of wars were forced to play (undoubtedly rigged) games that resulted in their sacrifice when they lost.

    The Aztecs continued this proud tradition of loser‐lose‐all, as many vases and sculptures depict the inevitable decapitation of the losing team. There are even some depictions of ball players playing with the heads of the losers in place of a ball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Meh, I've got links too!
    I'm really just relying on the story the guide at Chichen Itza told us. I told him I found it fairly implausible that people would strive to win knowing decapitation was the reward, meaning those matches (and only certain ones resulted in death) were probably pretty low quality. He took umbrage. If you want to go with the kids history, feel free.
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    I think decapitating the losers would make for a better game. Not sure I'd buy into the "great honor to have your head cut off" thing as very motivating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    I think decapitating the losers would make for a better game. Not sure I'd buy into the "great honor to have your head cut off" thing as very motivating.
    Maybe that's why the game died out.
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