1. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    They don't have jurisdiction in The Netherlands and I'm not a massive uploader, so I'm quite safe. And I never implied using torrents or other illegal ways to obtain my copies
    Outlaw


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    12-24-2014 07:53 PM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Useless information!!

    'A SHOT OF WHISKEY'
    In the old west a .45 cartridge for a six-gun cost 12 cents, so did a glass
    of whiskey. If a cowhand was low on cash he would often give the bartender a
    cartridge in exchange for a drink. This became known as a "shot" of whiskey.

    THE WHOLE NINE YARDS
    American fighter planes in WW2 had machine guns that were fed by a belt of
    cartridges. The average plane held belts that were 27 feet (9 yards) long.
    If the pilot used up all his ammo he was said to have given it the whole
    nine yards.

    BUYING THE FARM
    This is synonymous with dying. During WW1 soldiers were given life insurance
    policies worth $5,000. This was about the price of an average farm so if you
    died you "bought the farm" for your survivors.

    IRON CLAD CONTRACT
    This came about from the ironclad ships of the Civil War. It meant something
    so strong it could not be broken.

    PASSING THE BUCK / THE BUCK STOPS HERE
    Most men in the early west carried a jack knife made by the Buck knife
    company. When playing poker it was common to place one of these Buck knives
    in front of the dealer so that everyone knew who he was. When it was time
    for a new dealer the deck of cards and the knife were given to the new
    dealer. If this person didn't want to deal he would "pass the buck" to the
    next player. If that player accepted then "the buck stopped there".

    RIFF RAFF
    The Mississippi River was the main way of traveling from north to south.
    Riverboats carried passengers and freight but they were expensive so most
    people used rafts. Everything had the right of way over rafts which were
    considered cheap. The steering oar on the rafts was called a "riff" and this
    transposed into riff-raff, meaning low class.

    COBWEB
    The Old English word for "spider" was "cob".

    SHIP STATE ROOMS
    Traveling by steamboat was considered the height of comfort. Passenger
    cabins on the boats were not numbered. Instead they were named after states.

    To this day cabins on ships are called staterooms.

    SLEEP TIGHT
    Early beds were made with a wooden frame. Ropes were tied across the frame
    in a criss-cross pattern. A straw mattress was then put on top of the ropes.

    Over time the ropes stretched, causing the bed to sag. The owner would then
    tighten the ropes to get a better night's sleep.

    SHOWBOAT
    These were floating theaters built on a barge that was pushed by a
    steamboat. These played small town along the Mississippi River. Unlike the
    boat shown in the movie "Showboat" these did not have an engine. They were
    gaudy and attention grabbing which is why we say someone who is being the
    life of the party is "showboating".

    OVER A BARREL
    In the days before CPR a drowning victim would be placed face down over a
    barrel and the barrel would be rolled back and forth in a effort to empty
    the lungs of water. It was rarely effective. If you are over a barrel you
    are in deep trouble.

    BARGE IN
    Heavy freight was moved along the Mississippi in large barges pushed by
    steamboats. These were hard to control and would sometimes swing into piers
    or other boats. People would say they "barged in".

    HOGWASH
    Steamboats carried both people and animals. Since pigs smelled so bad they
    would be washed before being put on board. The mud and other filth that was
    washed off was considered useless "hog wash".

    CURFEW
    The word "curfew" comes from the French phrase "couvre-feu", which means
    "cover the fire". It was used to describe the time of blowing out all lamps
    and candles. It was later adopted into Middle English as "curfeu", which
    later became the modern "curfew". In the early American colonies homes had
    no real fireplaces so a fire was built in the center of the room. In order
    to make sure a fire did not get out of control during the night it was
    required that, by an agreed upon time, all fires would be covered with a
    clay pot called-a "curfew".

    BARRELS OF OIL
    When the first oil wells were drilled they had made no provision for storing
    the liquid so they used water barrels. That is why, to this day, we speak of
    barrels of oil rather than gallons.

    HOT OFF THE PRESS
    As the paper goes through the rotary printing press friction causes it to
    heat up. Therefore, if you grab the paper right off the press it's hot. The
    expression means to get immediate information.


    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!




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    12-24-2014 08:08 PM
  3. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    Just got home from Christmas caroling.


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    12-24-2014 09:22 PM
  4. Tartarus's Avatar
    And? Did you get egged or floured by any chance?
    12-24-2014 09:22 PM
  5. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    And? Did you get egged or floured by any chance?
    Duh. No. This is MERICA. people are grateful here. Everyone we sang for loved it


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    12-24-2014 09:26 PM
  6. Tartarus's Avatar
    Duh. No. This is MERICA. people are grateful here. Everyone we sang for loved it


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    So I gather you were in an assisted living building then
    12-24-2014 09:27 PM
  7. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    So I gather you were in an assisted living building then
    LOL actually yes. Well that was the first place we visited. But went to other places like people that we know house's.


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    12-24-2014 09:28 PM
  8. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    So I gather you were in an assisted living building then
    How the hell did you know that


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    12-24-2014 09:29 PM
  9. Tartarus's Avatar
    How the hell did you know that


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    I was thinking nobody of younger age would appreciate a bunch of weirdos singing Christmas Carols at their doors
    12-24-2014 09:30 PM
  10. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    I was thinking nobody of younger age would appreciate a bunch of weirdos singing Christmas Carols at their doors
    May not over there, but people love it here.


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    12-24-2014 09:30 PM
  11. Tartarus's Avatar
    May not over there, but people love it here.


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    Well, I guess if it was tradition here, we would like it too, actually.

    You know me, just trying to shake the forum a bit
    12-24-2014 09:31 PM
  12. Tartarus's Avatar
    Lol. I LOVE vpn. I've setup an Beats Music account
    12-24-2014 09:40 PM
  13. Tartarus's Avatar
    12-24-2014 09:40 PM
  14. Tartarus's Avatar
    12-24-2014 09:43 PM
  15. Tartarus's Avatar
    And the good part is : once setup, you can just turn of VPN and use your own data speed, instead of that of the VPN server
    12-24-2014 09:45 PM
  16. Tartarus's Avatar
    Too bad it's just a two week trial
    12-24-2014 09:51 PM
  17. Tartarus's Avatar
    This one applies to me, lol

    http://beats.mu/j0J9k
    The last post wins!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1419481468.065643.jpg
    12-24-2014 10:25 PM
  18. Tartarus's Avatar
    This one still touches me every time I listen to it
    http://beats.mu/i0Inq
    12-24-2014 10:34 PM
  19. Tartarus's Avatar
    Ariana Grande has such a lovely voice
    12-24-2014 10:35 PM
  20. Tartarus's Avatar
    iOS Gravity, you practically have no apps on your phone
    12-24-2014 11:13 PM
  21. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    iOS Gravity, you practically have no apps on your phone
    12-24-2014 11:16 PM
  22. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    I'm not really the mobile gaming type anymore. And for productivity, I have my MBA.
    12-24-2014 11:17 PM
  23. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    I also play games on my Mac.
    12-24-2014 11:17 PM
  24. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    This is basically how my iPhone 5S screen looked. I have 9 GB free and I don't know what to do with it.
    12-24-2014 11:18 PM
  25. Tartarus's Avatar
    These are my apps
    The last post wins!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1419484844.486969.jpgThe last post wins!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1419484855.936337.jpgThe last post wins!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1419484865.270476.jpgThe last post wins!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1419484873.805057.jpgThe last post wins!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1419484904.840697.jpgThe last post wins!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1419484920.741555.jpgThe last post wins!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1419484952.411660.jpgThe last post wins!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1419484962.879915.jpgThe last post wins!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1419484976.596793.jpgThe last post wins!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1419484987.314805.jpgThe last post wins!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1419485001.799820.jpgThe last post wins!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1419485016.134315.jpgThe last post wins!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1419485025.102875.jpgThe last post wins!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1419485036.834883.jpg
    12-24-2014 11:24 PM
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