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@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.


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#1 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 08:45 AM

We adopted a pupper! He's a very rare Doofus / Muppet mix (see Fig. 1). The vet burst out laughing when she first saw him.

He's loving, playful, child-safe, doing well with house training, sleeps the night, and quiet as a ghost (in a week he has seriously made no sound at all). The only issue is that he chews a lot, which I know is normal but still needs to be monitored.

Is it okay to select a special towel or blanket for him to chew? What if he swallows some of the dyes or fabrics? He's particularly fond of chewing our ex-dog's doggy bed, which I assumed would be safe but when I stick my fingers into the new hole he ripped it feels like there's fabric or nylon stuffing inside that he could swallow. I've looked up reviews of chew toys and there are always some saying "My dog managed to swallow some, my dog cracked his teeth"....

Any recommendations? Thanks for any help you can provide.


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:15 AM

Get him some bull dick. It's like doggo crack and better for them than rawhide.
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#3 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:25 AM

That's a Google search that will go well...

#4 Monocle

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:57 AM

Since he is a puppy he is going to chew everything.  Having recently gone through this, and still am actually my dog is a prolific chewer, here are some of the things my dog likes.

 

First off, I would avoid the soft, plush toys with the squeeky things in them.  My dog destroys these toys in less then a few minutes trying to get at the noisemaker. 

 

What really works well for me are the hard chew toys and also cow hoofs.  They cow hoofs especially are great since they are cheap.  Bones also work well.  With both of these, make sure to monitor he status of the hoofs/bones, as they will get chewed down enough that they may become a choking hazard.  Just remove them when it does happen and replace with a new one.

 

Since your puppy is teething, her eis a really great trick that will help them.  Take an old washcloth, dampen it, and then put it in the freezer.  When it is frozen, then give it to you puppy.  The cold washcloth with help sooth the inflamed gums the puppy has from the teething.

 

Once last thing, since it is a teething puppy, expect it to go after furniture.  To counter this, you can get various sprays that will make the items non-palatable.  Bitter apple spray is a real popular one, for example.



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 10:45 AM

yay cute puppers! I've heard my vet recommend the KONG brand (non rubber) toys to dog owners. Chewy.com has a nice section of dog-safe toys as well and even will guide you with suggestions based on size/age.



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:00 PM

That's a cute dog. I also recommend deer antlers and the like. Rawhide can be bad for smaller dogs as the pieces can be swallowed and cause issues digesting with smaller dogs.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 03:46 PM

Don't give your dog anything to chew on that smells or feels like something you don't want them to chew on.

If you let your dog chew on sticks, expect your wooden furniture to get gnawed.

If you give them one of those knotted fabric ropes, expect fabric upholstry and possibly clothes to get chewed up.

If Dog has a stuffed toy, don't be surprised if he goes for someone else's stuffed toys too.

Vinyl squeaky toys? Kiss your Kaiju collection goodbye.
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#8 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 03:59 PM

Frozen towel and bitter apple spray are working - thanks for the great suggestions!

How many shots is it safe for a dog to get at once? My dopey bro is getting the rabies shot and distemper booster on Friday, I had thought while I was there I'd get the kennel cough shot too just to get it over with. But is 3 at a time too much?

We will probably skip the lepto shot. My in-laws' dog died the day he got that.

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#9 Monocle

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 11:55 AM

I would check with the vet on the number of shots.  My dog tends to get hers in pairs, but you also have a puppy, and they do need a bunch of them.

 

Be ready for repeat visits for shots to the Vet.  How old is the dog btw, that also will effect things.



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Posted 11 December 2018 - 12:20 PM

7 months. Vet says 3 shots at once is safe, so I guess we're a go unless I get cold feet.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:03 PM

So about that lepto shot: people are starting to warn me and guilt me over not doing it. Other dog owners here - what did you do? Did it have bad side effects?

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 04:06 PM

IT IS NOT!

 

Ironbite-GET YOUR ANIMAL VACCINATED!


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 04:26 PM

It should be okay to give the shot.  Talk with your vet about it.  They're more knowledgeable about the threats in your area.

 

Pets can have a reaction to the lepto shot.  In my case, the breeder said not to give the shot because of previous reactions in the blood line.  My vet has been okay with that. 

 

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:54 AM

Just be sure they don't mix it up with the Klepto shot or stuff might start going missing
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:35 AM

I don't think you should trust that doggo, its obviously Sideways.


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