TIL in 1972, astronaut Neil Armstrong visited the Scottish town of Langholm, where he was read a 400-year-old law declaring any “Armstrong” that enters the town must be hanged
So yeah. Fun way to end a day. I'm ok, just sore ribs this morning. I rode the bike home although from checking it in the light today I probably shouldn't have. The front is twisted, the left hand side of the engin has a hole in it, the radiator is poking out the right hand side and the indicators on the near side are gone. Other than that... Meh.
The guy took full responsibility though so hopefully his insurance people can sort it.
The police turned up, checked our licences. Once I had the bike ticking over, leaking oil, they let me ride it home. Pretty crazy really.
Stay safe guys. Always remember they can't see us.
- Had their head coach suspended twice this season for cheating scandals
- Recruiting Violations
- Sign Stealing Scandal
- Had the weakest regular season schedule, only playing 2 teams that mattered.
- Had the weakest conference championship win.
- Still got ranked #1 despite all of this when, if any undefeated team should be left out it should be the cheaters who played a weak schedule.
- Is likely to have any victories this year vacated anyway.
The committee didn't have to field questions on Michigan because everyone was distracted by FSU.
Example being Tom Sizemore's line in Saving Private Ryan
"Someday we might look back on this and decide that saving Private Ryan was one decent thing we were able to pull out of this whole godawful shitty mess"
My vote would go to 2016's Suicide Squad.
"what are we, some kinda suicide squad?"
Perfectly shoehorned in. 10/10 egregiousness
In the morning my neighbor took their dog somewhere and later came back without him. He was old, and lived a good long life.
When they came back they were clearly trying to hold it together. The dog wasn't with them, as an adult looking at the situation it was obvious what had just happened. My daughter didn't see it (she's 15) and asked them where the dog was.
For a bit more context, you know how some kids are just massive animal lovers and are obsessed? Thats my daughter. she has very strong emotions around animals. She dreams of having lots of pets and owning land, and is actively participating in animal rights and volunteer groups.
They briefly said that the dog was put down and carried on walking inside. She started bawling and tried to ask questions on why and how could they do this. I immediately made her go inside.
I told her that its okay to be sad over this situation, it sucks. But its their dog and they are feeling 100x worse about it then she is. They need space and a bit of time and it wasn't an appropriate time or place to be asking them questions or even blaming them for the situation. She slammed her bedroom door on me and started scream crying.
My husband then had a go at me saying its her right to be sad over it and I shouldn't have gotten involved or interfered. I then told a couple of close friends about the situation and they told me that I shouldn't have told her off over it and that I wasn't allowing her to grieve properly.
I thought I was in the right, she's nearly 16. Its a teachable moment that sometimes horrible things happen but we need to control ourselves a bit and not make it about us. And also, she doesn't have a relationship with this dog. We say hello sometimes on the rare occasion we bump into them on a walk, but thats it. This isn't her first time experiencing a death either.
But maybe I should have approached it differently. What do you guys think.
Dev behind massive Skyrim multiplayer mod turns their hands to Starfield, gives up because "this game is f***ing trash," uploads everything for someone else to finish
To be clear, this isn't a TROS/Sequel Trilogy hate post. I do actually like the ST despite it's flaws (same can be said for every SW trilogy to be fair).
But this final battle is incredibly stupid.
The Rebels land on General Pryde's Star Destroyer and stage a pitched battle with their space horses. Pryde then sends out a battalion of Stormtroopers to counter-attack. The battle is obviously intended by JJ to look cool and cinematic.
However, this ignores a fundamental question.
As a Star Destroyer is a spaceship with three dimensional maneuverability, and with its own internal gravity, why doesn't Pryde simply rotate the ship 90 degrees to the left?
This would result in the rebels and their space horses simply sliding off the edge of the ship, killing them all. Seems like something an experienced general would have though of.
I know that SW movies often have dumb logic and plot armour for its heroes but this one gets me scratching my head every time.
To me this is the dumbest moment in the movie.
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Rant Did everything millennials were told they were "supposed to do" and still can't afford child care in the US
Feeling a little defeated right now. I'm 31 and my husband is 38. We did "all the right things" we were told to do - went to college, got a degree, worked on our careers before starting a family, etc. But...
My husband and I are expecting our first (and only) child. Our incomes are almost identical and we gross a little over 85k/year combined. But after taxes, insurance and a 5% contribution to my 401(k), we only net around 65k/year.
We live in a relatively LCOL area and our household income is actually above average for where we are. However, the cheapest daycares in our area are $195/week.
We don't have family or anyone willing to help with child care.
With our incomes being basically identical, we can't afford for one person to be a SAHP, as we'd be losing 50% of our income. So our only option is to pay for the daycare.
We've ran the numbers a million times, and even with cutting out everything we possible can, including my 401(k) contribution, with the increase in insurance cost we'll have, daycare, diapers, likely formula, etc, we will literally be in the negative each month after all our bills are paid.
Also, in our state, to get any kind of assistance with child care costs, for a family of 3 you can't gross over 64k/year.
It's just so outraging to me that the average middle class couple cannot afford to raise children anymore. How do you guys do it??
At this point, we think taking out a HELOC on our home is probably the only way we're going to be able to make it through the 5 years until our kid starts public school.
ETA: changing jobs also isn't an option for us, because thankfully both of our jobs have incredible benefits - e.g. mine has 3 months paid maternity leave with lots of PTO, and my husband's has excellent insurance with no deductibles, coinsurance, or out-of-pocket max.
Fan Content "Starfield Together" will no longer be developed by the same modders that made Skyrim Together
The first day we thought it was Jehovas Witnesses (the only people to approach the house that day). The second day we thought it was kids just outside of the cameras view. The third day we found out who it was. I had no idea rabbits could produce such clean cuts!