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Old 02-11-2017, 10:54 AM   #1
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Do you have an off-beat idea where others think you're off your rocker?

IOW, do you look at the world differently than those around you? What the world thinks is perfectly normal, you raise an eyebrow?

Perhaps a book you've read, a video on Youtube, or a website.

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Old 02-11-2017, 11:10 AM   #2
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Old 02-11-2017, 11:15 AM   #3
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If we can ignore those pesky physics problems -
A self-powered travel trailer. No need for a large, expensive, and infrequently used tow vehicle.
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Not so much here, but in "the world around me":

It's easy to make your own investment decisions, easier than trying to make a decision about an outsider to make those decision for you.

Financial 'experts' are rarely able to make better investment decisions than just buying an broad-based index fund. Unlike carpentry or plumbing or product design, it's not an area where expertise really helps, because no one has expertise in predicting the future.

Corporations don't really pay taxes, their customers do (turning a 'progressive' tax on the corporation into a flat tax on the customer).

and....

Electric cars are not "Zero Pollution", and overall may be nearly as bad, or worse than a modern hybrid vehicle.

Organic farmers sometimes use more pesticides than commercial farmers.

Immigrants do not have rights under our Constitution, until they become Citizens.

Salt intake isn't an issue for most people with high blood pressure.

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I like to employ a paid financial advisor to handle my equities and people here think I'm nuts.
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I like to employ a paid financial advisor to handle my equities and people here think I'm nuts.

Ha ha ha! Me too! Guess now we are both "out."
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Ha ha ha! Me too! Guess now we are both "out."
Actually that makes you both like most people, just not like most at er.org. So I guess you're both normal people who choose to hang out with an "off-beat" crowd.
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IOW, do you look at the world differently than those around you? What the world thinks is perfectly normal, you raise an eyebrow?
Isn't that the definition of a curmudgeon?
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Do you have an off-beat idea where others think you're off your rocker?

IOW, do you look at the world differently than those around you? What the world thinks is perfectly normal, you raise an eyebrow?

Perhaps a book you've read, a video on Youtube, or a website.

Let's share.
Do tell.
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If we can ignore those pesky physics problems -
A self-powered travel trailer. No need for a large, expensive, and infrequently used tow vehicle.
Brilliant. You could call it something like a "Winnebago".
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Did someone just say Winnebago? Here's a cutie.




And the interior of a 1974 Winnebago. Does that bring tears to your nostalgic eyes?

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IOW, do you look at the world differently than those around you? What the world thinks is perfectly normal, you raise an eyebrow?
Is this what you are looking for?

I don't think it is healthy to watch TV shows or movies in which multiple people are assaulted or killed, especially when accompanied with loud high tension music. I think this raises our stress levels and is equivalent to setting off firecrackers in a dark room where a puppy dog is caged. It's mean. Why would I be mean to a puppy dog, or to myself? Instead, I look for peace and serenity in my entertainment options.

It would help if YOU (Elbata) went first to gave us an example of what you are talking about.
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Not me. Everything I do and think is not only perfectly normal, it's obviously the right thing/way. It's everybody else that is off kilter.
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Brilliant. You could call it something like a "Winnebago".
Heh heh, you missed this part -

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Playing along, I was thinking down the line of a minimally powered 'hybrid' unit with a small two cylinder pancake style engine snuggled in around the axles.
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In another thread, I talked about rehydrating some overlooked dried-out prunes, and people gave me a hard time.

What will they say when I next try to rehydrate some beef jerky? Alton Brown talked of using jerky to make chili, but I have not tried that.


PS. Ah, found his recipe on the Web: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/a...o-sauce-recipe.
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In another thread, I talked about rehydrating some overlooked dried-out prunes, and people gave me a hard time.

What will they say when I next try to rehydrate some beef jerky? Alton Brown talked of using jerky to make chili, but I have not tried that.
I was the one who gave you such a hard time about the prunes. Today I told Frank about that exchange, and I must admit that he sided with you and saw absolutely nothing wrong with rehydrating those old disgusting prunes.

I don't see why beef jerky would make any better chili than fresh meat. To me, beef jerky is to take hiking or camping. But at least you would know it wasn't spoiled. I didn't feel confident about that when discussing prunes.
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The dried prunes are not spoiled at all, the same as jerky wouldn't be. Well, it is indeed better to eat stuff that is fresh and does not need rehydration. Hence, I do not see the point of Alton's jerky stew.

Hmm... Can old wrinkly people get rehydrated the same as these prunes? They sell a lot of skincare products to women, but all I know is if I stay in a bathtub for too long, my fingertips get all wrinkly. So, I don't think anything will work with people. Try soaking yourself in a hot tub, and see what I mean.
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....if I stay in a bathtub for too long, my fingertips get all wrinkly.
Read 'somewhere' recently that that's an evolutionary thing....supposedly improves the grip under wet conditions.

Sounds plausible, but then I'm easily fooled.
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