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OriDoodle Mom Lady from East of West Relationship Status: Consider his love an honor
Mar 16th 2011 at 2:34:58 PM

^that right there is a drastic understatement.

Doodles
HungryJoe Gristknife from Under the Tree
Gristknife
Mar 16th 2011 at 3:56:34 PM

Is there any other nation that has a drinking age greater than 18?

Charlie Tunoku is a lover and a fighter.
Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Mar 16th 2011 at 5:57:57 PM

Many. See Wikipedia's article.

A brighter future for a darker age.
HungryJoe Gristknife from Under the Tree
Gristknife
Mar 16th 2011 at 7:05:27 PM

Ah, but it's the minority.

Charlie Tunoku is a lover and a fighter.
Mar 16th 2011 at 7:25:17 PM

What's the USA drinking age, anyway? 18?

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
Mar 16th 2011 at 7:25:51 PM

21.

18 is voting, smoking and driving age.

KrisMahai Hm?
Hm?
Mar 16th 2011 at 7:35:26 PM

^ ...Wasn't the driving age sixteen? They passed a law in my area raising it, but only to seventeen, while sixteen is merely a restricted license.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
HungryJoe Gristknife from Under the Tree
Gristknife
Mar 16th 2011 at 7:38:32 PM

^Depends on the state.

^^Don't forget joining the Military and registering for the draft (for guys).

And giving blood. And more.

You're legally an adult at 18, but you can't drink for another three years.

Charlie Tunoku is a lover and a fighter.
Mar 16th 2011 at 7:42:53 PM

...

Really? Why separate them? We just throw all that shit on our kids lap at 18. If your parent haven't thought you how do they work and whow are you supposed to handle them, well...

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
KrisMahai Hm?
Hm?
Mar 16th 2011 at 7:51:10 PM

Iirc, the drinking age is higher to lower the number of drunk driving accidents, as apparently driving is far more common in the US than other countries, and raising the age by three years was statically significant in the decrease of accidents enough for them to keep it that way.

Course, I could be making shit up. I think that's it, though.

edited 16th Mar '11 7:51:44 PM by KrisMahai

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
Mar 16th 2011 at 7:57:50 PM

That makes sense. I disagree, but it's because I'm way too much of an idealist. Should change that.

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
blackcat Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Mar 16th 2011 at 8:07:17 PM

DAGNABBIT! This is supposed to be a nice intro to the sub-forum page and you are mucking it all up with your drinking age chitchat.

Loads shotgun. Grabs rocking chair. Opens bottle of hooch.

We never go any where without our swords and boas.
Mar 16th 2011 at 8:12:17 PM

Oh, yeah, forgot how warm welcomes involve shotguns...

Oh, those were the days.

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
blackcat Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Mar 16th 2011 at 8:17:02 PM

[lol]

unlocks safety

We never go any where without our swords and boas.
Mar 16th 2011 at 8:19:48 PM

/me builds level 3 sentry turret on front porch and goes to sleep in a hammock

Funnyguts Things make people happy from French Bread!
Things make people happy
Mar 19th 2011 at 8:14:48 PM

Hmm, wondering if a thread about makeup and beautification tips would be appropriate here...

,%,..@@@,.Ž%,.@G,.@@,.% / Playing with animals.
SPACETRAVEL from ☉
Mar 19th 2011 at 9:23:35 PM

Yes, it would. We've had plenty of threads complaining about makeup; I'd welcome a look from the other side.

whoever wrote this shit needs to step on a rake in a comedic fashion
HungryJoe Gristknife from Under the Tree
Gristknife
Mar 20th 2011 at 10:09:45 AM

S/he did it.

Charlie Tunoku is a lover and a fighter.
AckSed Pat. St. of Archive Binge from Pure Imagination
Pat. St. of Archive Binge
Mar 22nd 2011 at 7:55:56 AM

Hello there.

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
TeChameleon Irritable Reptilian from Alberta, Canada Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Irritable Reptilian
Apr 13th 2011 at 3:38:34 AM

-*sticks nose into sub-forum, glances around, claims a hammock and relaxes*

Apr 13th 2011 at 11:30:42 PM

For some reason I'd like to get into this forum, but I wonder what sorts of threads would be appropriate here, mainly because this place strikes me as an impenetrable wall of megathreads. I barely post outside Yack Fest anymore and want to change this a bit.

edited 13th Apr '11 11:30:55 PM by AnonymousUser

blackcat Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Apr 14th 2011 at 7:37:00 AM

I don't know how to answer that question or address the comment.

A glance at the threads show me one megathread, the Totally Radical one, a couple of big threads Hows The Weather and a couple of the Room threads and a bunch of smaller threads.

What do you want to make a thread about?

We never go any where without our swords and boas.
Apr 14th 2011 at 3:46:16 PM

I don't know, honestly. I figured I could brew some ideas after seeing this place being referred to as a "happy medium" between Yack Fest and On-Topic.

Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Apr 14th 2011 at 6:23:21 PM

The best way to get an idea of the feel of the porch is to poke around. Crusty Old Bitches is the only megathread we have, so just pick a random page number and read a few pages, then skip to another random page, and so on. It has about as much continuity as Troper Updates — very occasionally one of us will refer back to something from a while back, but you don't need to have read every page to get the idea.

edited 14th Apr '11 6:24:29 PM by Madrugada

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.

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