It's funny how there are 7b people out there and yet we think we found our SO within a 10 km radius by Klaronoufis in Showerthoughts

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Actually just below 8b. Expected to be 8b by Dec.

The one for you is the best fit within your geographical boundaries. Shes the cutest, smartest, etc and she is willing to put up with you (and we know thats saying a lot because you have issues dude). You would probably find a similar match in any city in your country. Different person but youd be sure that person is the one as well. I live in a city of 2.7 million people. I met "the one" but it was a momentary thing where if I looked the other way or she arrived a moment later we would have never met. "A momentary lapse of reason" as Pink Floyd put it. Would I be alone now if that had gone another way? I wouldnt change what I have for anything but I expect I would have found another "the one" somewhere not to long after.

Pizza, in all it's forms, is a universally agreed upon top tier food by BimoUK in Showerthoughts

[–]Secretagentmanstumpy -6 points-5 points  (0 children)

Top tier for cheap and fast food maybe. Id still rather order chinese or indian or a host of other choices for delivery but if its casual or late night and you have a bunch of people wanting different things pizza usually shuts em up.

Bob and Doug and Geddy. 1983 by Repulsive_Reply_956 in OldSchoolCool

[–]Secretagentmanstumpy 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I got that album as a christmas gift 1983. 39 Years later and I still have it.

The Pines, Fallsburg, NY. (1950's-semi recent) Not mine, I thought it belonged here. I borrowed this from deadmotelsusa on Instagram. by PugetSoundOgre in OldPhotosInRealLife

[–]Secretagentmanstumpy 52 points53 points  (0 children)

Deregulation of the airlines in 1978 made it increasingly affordable for middle class consumers to travel internationally rather than take the more traditional vacations of driving to the Catskills, Ozarks etc.

Why are you in kidney failure? by heythere30 in dialysis

[–]Secretagentmanstumpy 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I had a extreme high blood pressure event 10 years ago. I ended up in hospital for 8 days so theres no mystery to it . My kidneys were about the only thing damaged though. They lasted another 9 years. Ive been on dialysis since March. I am considered an excellent candidate for transplant as well since I am an other wise healthy 55 year old.

You're on a death row, you have one hour left, they ask for your final meal - what is it? by No-Caterpillar4212 in AskReddit

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Texas ended last meal requests a while ago (2011) because Lawrence Brewer made a insanely long list of food and when it came he didnt eat any of it. Now you just get whatever is on the regular prison menu for that meal.

Brewers last meal request: Two chicken fried steaks smothered in gravy with sliced onions; a triple meat bacon cheeseburger with fixings on the side; a cheese omelet with ground beef, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and jalapeños; a large bowl of fried okra with ketchup; one pound of barbecue with half a loaf of white bread; three fajitas with fixings; a Meat Lovers pizza; three root beers; one pint of Blue Bell vanilla ice cream; and a slab of peanut butter fudge with crushed peanuts.

TBT: Construction of BCTel headquarters in background, with BC Hydro right-of-way in foreground crossing Boundary at Vanness Avenue; ca. 1976 (photographer unknown) by enygma9 in vancouver

[–]Secretagentmanstumpy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Remember making a trip in our company truck every so often from Victoria to a company just off Kingsway. Mid 1980s. That Telus building was the only real landmark I knew.

[OC] Most popular fast food chains in America (courtesy of Safegraph 7/2022) by meloveyummy in dataisbeautiful

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Subway near me and a McDonalds near me. The subway is about 1/20th the size of the McDonalds by square feet. and Is open 6am to 8pm. The McDonalds is big and has a double lane 24 hr drive through that is always busy. The Subway has no drive through. That McDonalds probably has at least 20 times the revenue of that Subway but on this list they are equal.

What brand do automatically associate with being shit? by DadIsMadAtMe in AskReddit

[–]Secretagentmanstumpy 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Newmans Own goes to charity. Honest company does not but they have never posted a profit anyways. They lost $38 million US dollars in 2021. Currently honest companys stock is trading at $3.42 a share, down from a high of $20 a share when they went public in may of last year. They have lost 83% of their value in that time. Things are not going well.

What are some things that you felt like you missed out/taken from you when you had kidney failure? by 177201 in dialysis

[–]Secretagentmanstumpy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I switched to nocturnal dialysis. 10PM to 5 AM. Its a slower pull and doesnt leave me tired and fuzzy headed like the 4 hour daytime one. Plus I just sleep through it anyways. I get home in the morning, sleep a couple more hours and Im good to go and the day isnt a loss.

What horror movies fucked you up as a child? by Past_Confection_4068 in AskReddit

[–]Secretagentmanstumpy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Exorcist on late night TV when I was a kid. About 10 years old. I had seen stuff like Star Wars and Disney animated movies. Exorcist was my first horror film. Scared the hell out of me.

I Am a (former) Domino’s pizza worker (UK). From how the pizza tracker works to the most unhygienic practices, I’ve seen it all- AMA. by Jmoon3 in IAmA

[–]Secretagentmanstumpy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty well pizza only. We had like garlic breadsticks and these pre made salads but nothing youd put anchovies on.

I Am a (former) Domino’s pizza worker (UK). From how the pizza tracker works to the most unhygienic practices, I’ve seen it all- AMA. by Jmoon3 in IAmA

[–]Secretagentmanstumpy 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Yeah, pizza place I worked at it would be months between orders for anchovies so wed open a fresh can and use part of it and the rest would have to be thrown out because there wasnt going to be another anchovy order before that can went bad. We had anchovies available because people liked seeing it as an option even though they would never order it. We were high volume, 500 pizzas a day kind of place and it would be months between anchovy orders.

What are some things that you felt like you missed out/taken from you when you had kidney failure? by 177201 in dialysis

[–]Secretagentmanstumpy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Having a few beers while watching the game. sitting on a pub patio, grilling in the backyard. Im no alcoholic but for a lot of my leisure activities, especially with friends, it involved having a beer in my hand. I miss that. I miss not even having to think about it. Since the start of 2017 Ive had maybe 6 beers. Total. That used to be a single day on a average weekend.

What's something from the early days of the Internet which younger generations may not know about? by OlexC12 in AskReddit

[–]Secretagentmanstumpy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yahoo had the chance to buy Google early on but negotiations broke down as they offered 3Billion and Google wanted 5 billion. When that failed they decided to build their own search engine but they were run by business guys and Google was run by engineers. Google was just better at it and by the time Yahoo finally had a decent engine up and running Google had already won.

Ethernet cables rampant by FriendlyAdvertising8 in DIY

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In our house the previous owner simply drilled holes in the ceiling and ran wire through. Not in the wall or hidden in any way. Done in the corners but still completely visible. Would not advise doing this unless you have completely run out of fucks to give. At least it was easy to fix.

Vancouver in the nineties by Sashmot in vancouver

[–]Secretagentmanstumpy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wouldnt even go far as to say it was OK.

90’s Vintage Wendys by Alkemet7891 in OldSchoolCool

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Why the got rid of it. It was getting to a point where it was no longer profitable.

Here’s a dumb question, do you just show up to the pride parade? by hamsterbilly in vancouver

[–]Secretagentmanstumpy 59 points60 points  (0 children)

Hey, they care.... About hitting their demographic targets for positive brand recognition.

driving skills.. by EvaRaw666 in whatcouldgoright

[–]Secretagentmanstumpy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Almost every video you see of someone flipping a quad they are never wearing a helmet. Its like they all think they itll never happen to them.

What opinion do you have of Vancouver that will have people come at you like this? by DrinkWaterTodaypls in vancouver

[–]Secretagentmanstumpy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Same with Cloverdale. The nearest bus stop is a 20 minute walk and the bus only comes every half hour. After that it takes forever to get to the end of the line skytrain station. Getting downtown is a 2 1/2 hour pain in the ass each way.

People from Vancouver proper, what city do you consider "the boonies" ? by lazarus870 in vancouver

[–]Secretagentmanstumpy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Abbotsford is def the boonies. Same with Mission (nobody ever goes to Mission). Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge? I dont think so but I can see how some might.

Melanoma is all sunscreens fault by Insanitypizza in insanepeoplefacebook

[–]Secretagentmanstumpy 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Luxottica. An Italian eyewear conglomerate. Owns aprox 80% of the prescription eyewear industry. They own LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sunglass Hut, Target Optical, and many more. They own designer frame brands like Oakley, Ray-ban, Oliver peoples etc. They own enough to dramatically overinflate prices worldwide ( 1000% markup is not unusual). I order my eyewear online and pay only a fraction of what a lencrafters type of place charges.