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All the Answers OT, 5/11

Good evening, all, it’s time for another All the Answers Open Thread.  First, I will answer all of your questions about last night’s Three and a Bit trivia, and then we will endeavor to answer any other questions you might have.  If you don’t have any questions, feel free to just say whatever.

1.  The Marx Brothers:  Groucho, Chico, Harpo, and Zeppo and Gummo

2.  The Three Stooges:  Larry, Moe, Curly, and Shemp and a couple of Joes

3.  Charlie’s Angels: Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Jaclyn Smith, Kate Jackson, and Cheryl Ladd, Shelly Hack or Tanya Roberts

4.  The Charmed sisters: Piper, Pru, Phoebe, and Paige

5.  Three’s Company roommates: Chrissy, Janet, Jack, and Cindy and Terri

6.  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy:  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of The Universe, Life, the Universe and Everything, and Mostly Harmless and So Long and Thanks For All the Fish

7.  Robert Rankin’s Brentford Trilogy: The Antipope, The Brentford Triangle, East of Ealing, and The Sprouts of Wrath, The Brentford Chainsaw Massacre, Sex and Drugs and Sausage Rolls, Knees Up Mother Earth, The Brightonomicon, and Retromancer

8.  The Three Musketeers: Porthos, Athos, Aramis, and D’Artagnan

9.  The Indiana Jones Trilogy: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

10.  The Terminator Trilogy: The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, and Terminator Salvation

*Bonus ““ For all you Pratchett fans out there, in Going Postal B.S. Johnson accidentally warped the space-time continuum in the old post office because he was irritated that *this* always came out to “three and a bit.” – PI


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9 replies on “All the Answers OT, 5/11”

I am so mad I could spit tacks.

I just wasted 10 minutes of my evening getting a neighbor’s dog to go back home (by luring him with a dog cookie. I tried getting him close enough to leash him with the leash I recently bought for the dog I don’t even have yet, but it was no dice. I didn’t want to be too grabby, since so far this dog has shown no signs of biteyness, but that can’t be guaranteed.) During those ten minutes, the neighbor stood inside with the door open calling to the dog.

I found out that the dog was loose (again!) because when I went outside to get stuff out of my car, he ran in front of me like a blur. I nearly freaked out because I didn’t realize it was a dog, and that type of behavior from any wild animal would be incredibly suspicious.

The guy did say something at some point about the dog breaking the leash. Now, when I did get up to the house, I held up the leash and told him he needs to get a good Nylon leash, they are $10 at PetSmart. He was all “That’s what we have…” BULLSHIT. I have lived with dogs for 23 years. Big dogs (Tommy, the escapee, is about 30 pounds, tops). I have NEVER had a dog break a leash, barring the leash being unfit for use (i.e. nearly completely chewed through.)

I am mad at myself because I didn’t get my camera to document it for animal control, but I will be calling them tomorrow for the second time.

What the hell is wrong with people?

I’m sorry. I have a dog who likes to escape, she’s like a freakin’ eel sometimes, but I’m the one tromping all over the neighborhood to find her before she decides to bark at someone for standing in their own yard. I would Never just stand and watch someone else deal with my wayward pet (unless that someone else is one of my kids who has been sent to get her). That’s just rude.

I think they used to just let him out with no leash or anything. I called animal control about a month ago, and it stopped for a while, but lately he’s been “escaping” again with more frequency. If the owners did more than just stand at the door, I’d have more sympathy.

Ugh. People like that are the worst! I once lived in a remote house that was surrounded by state land, so I would let my dog out to pee in the yard early in the morning — but we didn’t live in a neighborhood and she didn’t go roaming into other people’s property. When I lived in Northampton, there was this guy who worked at the local newspaper who used to walk his dog with him to work and then just let him roam around town all day while he worked. The first time the dog showed up at my apartment building, I thought he was just lost but when I called the owner’s phone he screamed at me that the dog was fine and I should let him go or I’d be arrested for dog napping. Given that the dog turned up at my place almost every day after that — because I had, you know, provided him with water — this turned into a months long war that ended when I reported him to the police.

My neighbor’s dog escapes all the time. The first time it happened I was forgiving, the next 43 million times? Not so much. I feel for you.
I know you don’t have documentation, but I applaud you for calling animal control. Do you know if they’ve gotten other complaints too?

My roommate let my dog out yesterday. Horrifying. He looked for ten minutes, I looked for an hour. Then I called Animal Control and a lady down the street had him (and her seven year old daughter was falling in love with him, as people do with my dog). Yeah, thanks for the help roommate.

It just infuriates me to no end that people don’t take responsibility – it’s a freaking life for crying out loud. So many things could happen… your dog could get hit, could bite someone, could eat poison, or in the case of my dog, who is an unrepentant garbage eater, eat some garbage that resulted in a foot long piece of plastic being yanked from his bum this evening… sick.

We had this issue about two years ago with our horrid neighbors. They got a pit bull at one point — a really lovely animal with a wonderful temperment — that they didn’t walk, pet, or take care of and just let out in the backyard to sit all day, every day. The poor thing was so desperate for contact he used to shove his nose under the fence whenever our dogs were out, trying to get to them (or us). When that wasn’t enough, he started destroying the fence.

He’d get the bottom of the fence in his jaws and just rear back his head and pull, and entire planks would come flying off. Needless to say, he was providing holes between our two yards — and there side was full of other holes, so our smallest dog would shoot through, go through their fence and then go roaming about. It was awful. We ended up bracing the fence from our side with railroad ties, but our dog kept getting out. It took forever to figure out what happened — the pit bull had gotten two boards loose on the bottom, popping the nails out, but wasn’t able to get them free on the top, so the boards just fell back into place. They looked solid, but all Starbuck had to do was nudge them with her nose, push through, the boards would fall back into place, and we had no idea where she went or how she got out. I only figured it out when I was washing dishes and saw her do it.

I felt like such an asshole. I can’t tell you how many times I chased her through the neighborhood — I think my neighbors really hated me.

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