Random Thoughts That Don’t Warrant Their Own Thread 2021

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  1. Tex

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    Uber promo code. Get $10 off your next 30 rides.

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    Edit: Guess that codes only for Connecticut. Hence the CT. I am never going to financially recover from this.
     
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  2. Baron

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    I wasn’t sure that was actually a pillow brand lol. I’m wondering if any of these brands I’m looking at actually help with snoring. Seems like using shitty pillows can dramatically affect your sleep, so maybe a good pillow can help with it? I don’t know.
     
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  3. LookslikeUofI

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  4. racer

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    I’m laying on a coop pillow right now. Like it a lot, but I had to get extra stuffing to get it to my liking.
     
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  5. Joe Withabee

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    I've lived in Texas my entire life, which is obviously filled with plenty of terrible racist fucks, but have never once encountered a situation like this. The white homogeneity of Oregon makes these weirdos a little braver, I guess
     
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  6. Butthead

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    makes sense. it really is kind of a bizarre place in that you can travel 25 miles outside of downtown portland be in straight up rural trump dickhead country
     
  7. Lip

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    I’ve witnessed similar situations and (maybe unnecessarily) involved myself, but I think the better solution is to get the attention of store security or management and get that asshole publicly embarrassed by being thrown out. I’m impulsive though, so I rarely think these things through when I’m in the situation.
     
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  8. Daniel Ocean

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    I’ve stepped in a couple times in situations similar to this. Not racist but men fucking with women. I hate to say it but I don’t know if I’d step in if it was two guys unless it was a young guy and an elderly guy. I know that’s sexist but at least I’m being honest.
     
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  9. Butthead

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    the old guy looked like harvey updyke, which around here i'd say gives at least a 25% chance of being armed
     
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  10. Fabulousthundercock

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    Took a ride on an Amtrak yesterday.

    Seats are nice and spacious.
    Much easier boarding.
    But man is it a sad, depressing experience.
    Zero amenities. It’s like a step above jail. You’re kind of treated like you’re in prison too.
    Obviously way longer travel time.
    Not even cheaper.

    Anyone else been on a train recently? What was your experience like?
     
  11. Tex

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    Can’t be worse than a greyhound bus for a few hours. I’ve seen some things man.
     
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  12. Fabulousthundercock

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    I’ve taken a mega bus before. Yes it’s much worse but it’s much cheaper so it at least makes sense. Amtrak was basically the same price as a flight.
     
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  13. bigred77

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    Man, every now and then,, we talk about doing like a week on a train with a private/sleeper room kinda deal
    It sounds like it could be fun, but then I look at prices and start thinking about the size of those rooms can't be very big, etc, etc and I stop looking into it
     
  14. TC

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    Took the train from Brussels to Amsterdam, it was quite nice OP
     
  15. Tiffin

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    Where'd you take the train to/from? I used the Amtrak a couple times visiting LA a couple years ago. Worked easy enough for that. Wasn't real nice or anything but didn't cost very much either.
     
  16. Truman

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    I’ve taken Amtrack from Chicago to StL and back. It’s a generally good experience. Haven’t done it in a couple years but round trip was like 65 bucks. Spacious seats, Wi-Fi. Took maybe 30-45 min longer than if I drove. I did realize you have to get on the earlier trains to avoid delays though. Also had a food car where you could buy stuff to eat but most of it was gross. Overall a pretty good bang for your buck.

    I do think that route is the sweet spot though. Anything shorter you might as well drive. Anything longer the time difference between time in the train and car really starts to add up.
     
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  17. Lucky24Seven

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    That sucks. I’ve always been interesting in taking a cross country train trip and taking in all the views you don’t see from the road.
     
  18. DUCKMOUTH

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    Euro trains are pretty dope. Took one from Venice to Florence. Met some hot Australian girls next to us, then went out that night in Florence and had some sexin. Nice experience
     
  19. Fabulousthundercock

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    Lol this is the train I took. It was close to $300. Maybe it’s the holidays.
     
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  20. Fabulousthundercock

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    I’ve done the London to Paris and Rome to Florence trains. Both were pretty nice. Actually London to Paris was top notch.
     
  21. Truman

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    Did you get tickets last minute? Iirc as long as you bought them a couple weeks out, it was really cheap. I used it for thanksgiving weekend in the past.
     
  22. Fabulousthundercock

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    Bought them like 2ish weeks ago. Def an impulse thing bc I’d been thinking about taking a train instead of a plane for a while.
     
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  23. Willpépé

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    There’s an Acela line in the northeast that’s nice. Last I knew it was DC to Boston and given traffic and such it’s definitely worth it from a time saving perspective. It’s mostly a business centric service though so it’s priced accordingly to that type of travel.. I wouldn’t say it’s something I’d ever use leisurely.
     
  24. SugarShaun

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    Wife and I did London to Manchester and back, London to Swansea and back, and Kaiserslautern to Paris and back. Enjoyed all the train rides
     
  25. Jimmy the Saint

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    Did Amtrak between NYC and DC a few times. It was perfectly adequate and beat the hell out of driving.

    I’ve done a bunch of trains in Europe. They range from extremely nice to very…rustic I guess. Took a train from Bratislava to Budapest that was definitely an ancient Iron Curtain relic.

    The sleeper train from Budapest to Krakow was pretty spartan but for one night it was adequate. Much cheaper and time-efficient than flying. Got on the train around 8 pm and got off around 6 am and were able to get some breakfast and hit the ground running touring.
     
  26. racer

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    I enjoyed traversing Norway by rail.


    That sounds like a blast tbh.
     
  27. Iron Mickey

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    god imagine being able to hop a train in Vegas and dump out in NOLA after a real night’s sleep. This country was built by rail, make rail great again.
     
  28. Owsley

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    Took the train from Tuscaloosa to in New Orleans in college. We all ate mushrooms and things got weird. Took the train mode recently from Boston to Portland and it was fantastic. I’ve also taken it from NYC to Beacon.
     
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  29. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Hoping Texas comes through with the rail system connecting all the major cities
     
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  30. Iron Mickey

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    it’d be the best thing they’ve ever done. I assume it will only happen if O&G gets promises every train runs on like fracking gas
     
  31. racer

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    I hate to be the bearer of bad news…
     
  32. The Banks

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    Europe and Asia have it. That’s socialism.
     
  33. Iron Mickey

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    :killme:
     
  34. VaxRule

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    This country used to take pride in doing new shit just because it was new. Newness was its own merit - frequently to the detriment of cool shit. Now we can’t do anything differently than it was done in the 80s.
     
  35. Celemo

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    I once took a greyhound from Omaha to Chicago
    That drive usually took me 8-ish hours
    Trip took a legit 20 plus hours
    It sucked
     
  36. Tex

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    Texas to Florida. So many stops. So many characters.
     
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  37. Iron Mickey

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    I-10 on a bus? Woof
     
  38. Tex

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    It was college. Mistakes were made.
     
  39. Celemo

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    Told this story here years ago but on that trip greyhound lost my luggage. Was in college at the time and pretty much packed all my clothes for laundry reasons. They still couldn’t find my bag upon my return so they told me they’d reimburse me like 3K if my bag wasn’t located by the end of the week. I played it cool for like 3 days and then started window shopping. On the very last day, I go to class and come back to a msg. on my machine. They found it and when I picked it up it stank so bad. :(
     
  40. Tex

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    You poor bastard
     
  41. racer

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  42. Celemo

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    I’ve lived a life that’s for sure
     
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  43. Homo Erectus

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    Need to go back on the coal standard
     
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  44. Toast

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  45. Lip

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    That’s like barely two hours you prissy bitch
     
  46. Jimmy the Saint

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    I was merely commenting on it :idk:
     
  47. racer

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  48. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Don’t know why that didn’t embed
     
  49. pearl

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    IG reels don’t embed
     
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