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What would you ask for On the Street?

Asked at Checkers, 2300 La. on February 15, 2012

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Loki 2 years, 10 months ago

Two hands clap and sound is heard. What is the sound of one hand?

jackpot 2 years, 10 months ago

The same as two hands. I know for a fact.

Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 10 months ago

One hand does not make a sound. Instead it presents a visual, and the gesture that is displayed sometimes means the exact opposite of applause.

Bill Lee 2 years, 10 months ago

What's your favorite Lawrence band, past or present?

H_Lecter 2 years, 10 months ago

Are you worried about the depletion of helium on our planet? Should we ban the non-essential use of helium? What are you afraid of?

Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 10 months ago

Actually, the use of helium for simple amusement is certainly not wise in the long run.

There are many scientific experiments that require the use of it, and the supply of it is finite. Very few outside of the scientific community seem to be aware of that.

So what do we do with a lot of the helium that we do have, instead of reserving it for research? Fill balloons with it for amusement.

But on the bright side, if it ever costs over $500 to full a small balloon with helium, which it might, I think that particular use of it will decline a great deal.

H_Lecter 2 years, 10 months ago

The known supply of Helium is estimated to last 25 years. Currently, it is extracted from inside the Earth with other gases. To extract it from the atmosphere is prohibitively expensive.

Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 10 months ago

Hydrogen could be used for children's balloons. It was good enough for the Hindenburg, so it should be fine for the kids.

Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 10 months ago

What would I "ask for On the Street?"

Safety.

RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

Well . . . a massage would be nice. Depending on the masseuse.

RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

Or maybe a little help with my tranny. Having some trouble getting all the parts to fit.

RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

Oh . . . . I may have misunderstood the question.

Anything but about sports. Nobody likes sports, nobody . . .

RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

I think a blood vessel just burst in my left brain . . .

Aiko 2 years, 10 months ago

Details: air puck mass = .028kg radius of centripetal motion = 1.1m suspended mass = 1.9kg acceleration = 9.81 m/s^2

Equations: Centripetal Froce = mass * velocity ^2 / radius of circular motion = mv^2 / r Magnitude of Force = mass * gravity = mg

Solving: Magnitude of Force: (1.9kg)(9.81m/s^2) = 18.64 kgm/s^2 = 18.64N Since the magnitude of force can be set equal to the centripetal force, we can also find the velocity of the puck mg = mv^2/r 18.64N = mv^2/r --> (solve for v^2) 18.64N (r) = mv^2 [18.64N (r)] / m] = v^2 --> (solve for v) square root {[18.64N (r)] / m]} = v v = square root {18.64 * 1.1m} / 0.028kg v = 27.1 m/s

RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

"What business would you like to see downtown?"

Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 10 months ago

'There's No Business Like Show Business' (1954) Written by Irving Berlin Performed by Marilyn Monroe, Mitzi Gaynor and Donald O'Connor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzctTcFO160

Flap Doodle 2 years, 10 months ago

Who the hell goes to Cornwall? Seriously! Who does that?

rockchalker52 2 years, 10 months ago

Who is the craftier dude, Bugs Bunny or Foghorn Leghorn? Who is the scarier bad guy(s), Black Pete or the Beagle Boys? Favorite chipmunks, Chip & Dale or Mac & Tosh? Ad Astra or Copperhead? Who has more money, Richie Rich or Unca $crooge? What is rara doing? Do you think the Acme company comps all that stuff to Wile E. for the free advertising? Will my $300 season football ticket be any better than the $99 one that they said they didn't have & now have again?

labmonkey 2 years, 10 months ago

See my above question... who do you think???

Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 10 months ago

I would go for Mary Ann. She likes it here in Kansas, and she's probably a good cook.

Ginger is high maintenance, which I know all about, and the first chance she gets she's going to run away to Hollywood. But by then you'll probably be happy to get rid of her anyway.

labmonkey 2 years, 10 months ago

Why are there so many plot holes in time-travel movies? For example. in Back to the Future, Marty's mom has the hots for him in 1955, not knowing he is her son. When Marty gets his parents back together and goes back to 1985, wouldn't he find George and Loraine divorced? Wouldn't George be just a little suspicious when his third kid looks strikingly like the guy Loraine had the hots for in high school and accuse her of cheating? Also... Doc invented a time machine from a DeLorian, yet cannot refine some oil into gasoline in 1885? Also, how did Doc build a time machine from a train using 1890's technology? He would have to dig up and make plutonium useful himself for the nuclear reaction needed for the flux capacitor..

labmonkey 2 years, 10 months ago

Why are redheads either strikingly beautiful, or butt-ugly and there is no in-between?

trinity 2 years, 10 months ago

it'd be a lot cooler if you did, hahaahahahaaaaaaa

rockchalker52 2 years, 10 months ago

wher cuzins iz from mary anns iz a dime a dozen.

Richard Heckler 2 years, 10 months ago

Why won't the City/County commissions and the USD 497 BOE permit taxpaying voters to have more say in how are tax dollars are spent. Taxpayers work hard to provide tax dollars to the cookie jars therefore it stands to reason that the providers should have a ton more influence.

How?

By placing new housing projects,retail projects,street projects and warehouse projects to the voters for approval?

Will the USD 497 BOE forbid bypassing the USD 497 taxpayers on big spending projects such as the PLAY investment,closing of schools etc etc etc.

Do we live in a Democracy or not? After all I seriously doubt that 75% of voters trust local elected officials to make decisions free of special interest group influence. It seems local elected officials have little respect for the majority.

RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

You read a merrill post?? Jeez, what next? A smitty post?

Flap Doodle 2 years, 10 months ago

How many people were arrested for nekkid gardening in Lawrence last year?

FlintlockRifle 2 years, 10 months ago

Will I every get to drive on the east half of south bypass??????

Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 10 months ago

No, because you will be too old to drive by then.

Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 10 months ago

Cleopatra VII Philopator (69 BC – August 12, 30 BC) died in 30 BC at the age of 39. http://www.touregypt.net/cleopatr.htm

Madonna (August 16, 1958 - present) is 53. She will be 54 in August.

Therefore, Madonna is obviously older.

booyalab 2 years, 10 months ago

Considering the average age of OTSers the answers would probably range from "who?" to "I only think about musical quality in terms of how drunk I have to be to dance to it"?

somedude20 2 years, 10 months ago

what is the frequency kenneth?

If we’re closer to death every day of our lives, is time really on our side?

Doesn’t expecting the unexpected make the unexpected become the expected?

How come you never read about a psychic winning the lottery?

Why is bra singular and panties plural?

How did James Bond know if his martini was shaken and not stirred?

What is Satan's last name?

How far east can you go before you're heading west?

trinity 2 years, 10 months ago

sock sock shoe shoe sock shoe sock shoe?

labmonkey 2 years, 10 months ago

Rava-

Although not a cheery song, Aenima does make be very happy. If only this song was prophetic and actually happens.

HelenaBertinelli 2 years, 10 months ago

What lies in the shadow of the statue?

What did one snowman say to the other?

Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 10 months ago

I had to look up the answers to those questions because I didn't know what they were.

What lies in the shadow of the statue? "Ille qui nos omnes servabit."

What did one snowman say to the other? "Smells like carrots."

riverdrifter 2 years, 10 months ago

"Are you a lucky little lady in The City of Light? Or just another lost angel in the City of Night?"

labmonkey 2 years, 10 months ago

Dave Mustaine endorsed Santorum today. Guess he better pick out a Megadeth song for his theme.

rockchalker52 2 years, 10 months ago

Does anybody know how to gag those dirty phishing so & so's who keep calling with "an urgent & final notice from card member services?"

oh, and if there was a million dollar reward on your head, would you turn yourself in for the money?

rockchalker52 2 years, 10 months ago

Do posts of rampant nonsense: A) irritate you? B) fascinate you? C) entertain you? 4) two of the above E) all of the above 6) none of the above

LadyJ 2 years, 10 months ago

Are you talking about merrill's or smitty's posts?

beatrice 2 years, 10 months ago

Should moderators be better trained to eliminate zombies?

beatrice 2 years, 10 months ago

We know what propels them -- a love of party over country.

beatrice 2 years, 10 months ago

Heart? Not that kind of love. Just go for the part of the brain that activates motor function. The portion providing rational thought is already zapped.

pace 2 years, 10 months ago

What intersection do you think is the most dangerous in the city or county. My answer is the the Lecompton turnpike road exit onto highway 40.

Alex Parker 2 years, 10 months ago

I'm told improvements to threaded comments are on the way.

rockchalker52 2 years, 10 months ago

On an itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini, which is yellow, the bikini or the polka dots?

Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 10 months ago

I did a bit of research on the "itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini" subject. In every case the bikini was yellow, and except for one, the polka dots were white. In the sole exception, they were brown.

Brian Kontini http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OecQhp...

Sims 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLHsdl...

BRIAN HYLAND http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuLa-t...

Brian Hyland http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXVUh0t4-_Y

In this case, the bikini was still yellow, but the polka dots are brown. This has the best dance accompaniment: Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - Bombalurina http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR98gR...

Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 10 months ago

"the interpretation of unreferenced comments separated from their contexts" is a major problem, I would think. If you haven't defined what you're talking about, nothing would make any sense!

I fail to see any advantage of seeing comments in strictly sequential order. There would be nothing to reference what a posting is alluding to.

For instance, consider any speech ever given. If one were to separate every sentence and then present them all in a random order there would be no logical thread, and none of it would make any sense.

rockchalker52 2 years, 10 months ago

Can you name six dead game show hosts in less than thirty seconds?

Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 10 months ago

The only one of those that I can answer is to name the 57 states. Everyone has heard of the first 50. The other seven are: 1) The District of Columbia 2) Puerto Rico 3) The Philippines 4) Korea 5) Vietnam 6) Afghanistan 7) Iraq

Newell_Post 2 years, 10 months ago

Does sir dress to the left or to the right?

Newell_Post 2 years, 10 months ago

Will the world end on 12/21/12 with the end of the Mayan calendar?

Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 10 months ago

Yes, the world will end on December 12, 2012 with the end of the Mayan calendar, exactly the way it did on December 31, 2011.

So get ready.

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