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Defenestration

Don't try this in a high rise.

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8 minutes ago, hasher said:

Defenestration

Don't try this in a high rise.

Literally or figuratively?

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3 minutes ago, BravoBravo said:

Literally or figuratively?

I figure if you throw something out of the window of a high rise you literally won't live there much longer.

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One of my very favourite words.

There is something nicely absurd about it - maybe because it's such an elaborate word for such a simple meaning.

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18 hours ago, hasher said:

Defenestration

Agathokakological

 

:P

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7 minutes ago, Mid said:

Agathokakological

 

:P

Ive gotte notheng bad or goode to saye abote thisse worde.                                   :)

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14 minutes ago, Snaggletooth said:

:)

Antidisestablishmentarianism.

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1 minute ago, Ease the sheet. said:

Starboard.

Steel .

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1 minute ago, Ease the sheet. said:

Tonnes...

No Insurance .

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On 8/16/2020 at 6:33 AM, hasher said:

Defenestration

Don't try this in a high rise.

Been to Prague?

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8 hours ago, SPORTSCAR said:

Eschew obfuscation!

Espouse elucidation assiduously.

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Death by defenestration?  Ssssh...it happens.  This urban legend is true.

https://torontoist.com/2013/01/urban-legends-the-leaping-lawyer-of-bay-street/

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Garry Hoy, a 39-year-old senior partner with the law firm of Holden, Day, Wilson, had an unusual habit: bodychecking the windows of his office at Toronto’s TD Centre, notionally to demonstrate their tensile strength.

On July 9, 1993, Hoy decided to liven up a party for incoming articling students by making his signature move on a 24th-storey window.

At his first attempt, the window held...

 

 

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Let us all elucidate this turbid conundrum.

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On 8/16/2020 at 1:43 PM, hasher said:

I figure if you throw something out of the window of a high rise you literally won't live there much longer.

I don't know about that.  When I was young I used to drop grapes trying to hit the feral cats that infested the courtyard of my grandparent's 6th floor apartment in Rome.  Rest easily, I never hit a cat. The flight path of a grape to hit a relatively small target from that height was quite beyond my young brain's ability to compensate for.

Rome has a huge feral cat population, more than I've ever seen in any other city I've been to in the world.  I suspect it was feral cats that nursed the infants Romulus and Remus, but saying it was a wolf sounds much better (and looks much better in statues).

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1 hour ago, bplipschitz said:

Been to Prague?

Ohhhh, good obscure historical reference.  Well played.

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Perplexed as in: "there's a dude on the internet that starts a lot of threads and this behavior leaves me "perplexed" :D

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13 minutes ago, Ed Lada said:

Rome has a huge feral cat population, more than I've ever seen in any other city I've been to in the world.  

What?  Thay nevere heared of feline parmassian overt angelle haired pasta?                                         :)

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1 hour ago, Snaggletooth said:

What?  Thay nevere heared of feline parmassian overt angelle haired pasta?                                         :)

From what my mother said, they might have tried it during WW II.  Food was pretty scarce there for a while.

One time my mother and her friend walked to the outskirts of town (Rome was smaller then) to get some fresh vegetables from a local farm and they got strafed by an Allied plane!  They jumped in a nearby ditch and emerged unscathed.

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3 hours ago, Ed Lada said:

From what my mother said, they might have tried it during WW II.  Food was pretty scarce there for a while.

One time my mother and her friend walked to the outskirts of town (Rome was smaller then) to get some fresh vegetables from a local farm and they got strafed by an Allied plane!  They jumped in a nearby ditch and emerged unscathed.

Where ya been?  Doing OK?

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On 8/16/2020 at 7:33 AM, hasher said:

Defenestration

Don't try this in a high rise.

Well, it is an election year....  either one would be fine with me.

 

image.png.9f89e841c9f135b8f51def36596b235c.png de·fen·es·tra·tion
/dēˌfenəˈstrāSHən/
 
noun
  1. the action of throwing someone out of a window.
    "death by defenestration has a venerable history"
 
2. the action of dismissing someone from a position of power or authority.
 
"that victory resulted in Churchill's own defenestration by the war-weary British electorate"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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On 8/16/2020 at 11:43 PM, hasher said:

I figure if you throw something out of the window of a high rise you literally won't live there much longer.

When I first lived in Hong Kong, throwing stuff out windows was standard practice. Every few months someone would be killed by things like fridges or aircon units descending from 20 floors up.

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5 minutes ago, Gissie said:

When I first lived in Hong Kong, throwing stuff out windows was standard practice. Every few months someone would be killed by things like fridges or aircon units descending from 20 floors up.

I don't think that happens today.

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1 hour ago, hasher said:

I don't think that happens today.

Now it is more likely a protester from a police building...

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4 hours ago, hasher said:

I don't think that happens today.

Think again.

https://globalnews.ca/video/7200970/chair-girl-to-be-sentenced-in-chair-throwing-incident-in-toronto

Got 2 years probation, $2000 fine, 150 hours of service and a criminal record.

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Just now, SloopJonB said:

Think again.

https://globalnews.ca/video/7200970/chair-girl-to-be-sentenced-in-chair-throwing-incident-in-toronto

Got 2 years probation, $2000 fine, 150 hours of service and a criminal record.

What I meant to say was, if you throw things onto the street, you will be arrested and prosecuted.

You are correct.

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9 hours ago, nacradriver said:

Where ya been?  Doing OK?

I've been hanging around, not doing much. 

I don't have the strength or endurance to do much of anything except float in the pool and I can still lift a gin and tonic to my lips so that's nice.  My wife brought home a bottle of Suntory Roku Gin a few weeks ago, and it is quite tasty.  It's my new favorite gin now.  Suntory makes some very nice Scotch too.Those clever Japanese!   I'm not sure what I'll do come winter when the pool won't be available.  Sit in front of my computer and talk to the dogs I guess.

The upside is I love to do nothing and now I don't have to feel guilty about it because I can't do much else.

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"Normal backwardation"  "Cantango"   Never can keep these straight

 

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