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2012-09-19 02:21:43 AM  
Because it's used by the Freemasons to send coded messages to their cabals. Look it up.
 
2012-09-19 03:08:56 AM  
Really thin, biodegradable paper...
 
2012-09-19 04:28:49 AM  
www.cuntspoker.com
I buy it for the articles.
 
2012-09-19 06:41:54 AM  
www.oocities.org

hotlink
 
2012-09-19 06:57:17 AM  

KrispyKritter: [www.oocities.org image 381x277]

hotlink


That photo is at every USDA county office around here.
 
2012-09-19 07:01:26 AM  
I thought it was because they accidentally predicted snow in July the year it actually happened because of a volcano in Iceland or somewhere
 
2012-09-19 07:01:49 AM  

doglover: Really thin, biodegradable paper...


And no splinters!
 
2012-09-19 07:09:57 AM  

KrispyKritter: [www.oocities.org image 381x277]

hotlink


assets.diylol.com
 
2012-09-19 07:15:30 AM  
Theres a reason alright, it aint nothing but tree huggin environmentalists trying to hypnotize you into following thier agenda. My advice to you dont open that book its the devils work.
 
2012-09-19 07:16:06 AM  

Shotgun Justice: KrispyKritter: [www.oocities.org image 381x277]

hotlink

That photo is at every USDA county office around here.


pretty sure I've seen it at more than on Co-op too.
 
2012-09-19 07:18:30 AM  
No, the company claims it's 80% accurate. Independent investigators show a very dismal accuracy rate, typically.
 
2012-09-19 07:26:06 AM  

Joe boater: Theres a reason alright, it aint nothing but tree huggin environmentalists trying to hypnotize you into following thier agenda. My advice to you dont open that book its the devils work.


There's a reason alright, it ain't nothing but tree huggin' environmentalists trying to hypnotize you into following thier their agenda. My advice to you don't open that book its the devil's work.

JEEBUS - that made my brain hurt!
 
2012-09-19 07:31:44 AM  

Thresher: Joe boater: Theres a reason alright, it aint nothing but tree huggin environmentalists trying to hypnotize you into following thier agenda. My advice to you dont open that book its the devils work.

There's a reason alright, it ain't nothing but tree huggin' environmentalists trying to hypnotize you into following thier theirthey're agenda. My advice to you don't open that book its the devil's work.

JEEBUS - that made my brain hurt!


FTFY, pet peeve.
 
2012-09-19 07:36:38 AM  
I'd like give mother nature a good root.
 
2012-09-19 07:41:58 AM  
Interesting readership demographics: and almost all, 96 percent, cook at home at least once a week.
Really? No kidding? What percent breath oxygen and are bipedal?
 
2012-09-19 07:47:50 AM  

Drasancas: No, the company claims it's 80% accurate. Independent investigators show a very dismal accuracy rate, typically.


I thought my dear wife to be nuts when she used it to plan the date almost a year in advance for two of my daughters weddings to get good WX. I've eaten crow both times. I still tell her she needs to bet the powerball just to de-fuse the conversation.
 
2012-09-19 07:57:32 AM  
Well, also, most of the people who read it are the salt of the Earth - the common clay of the New West. You know.................
 
2012-09-19 07:57:45 AM  
My Mom won't plant anything in the garden unless it's a good zodiac sign.
 
2012-09-19 07:58:51 AM  
It's called "credulity".
 
2012-09-19 08:00:15 AM  

Crudbucket: Because it's used by the Freemasons to send coded messages to their cabals. Look it up.


I thought godlikeproductions.com was covering that now.
 
2012-09-19 08:09:26 AM  
There's a reason why 'The Old Farmer's Almanac' has been around for so long

It's the same reason why modern society still prints horoscopes in daily newspapers.
 
2012-09-19 08:15:32 AM  

maddermaxx: Thresher: Joe boater: Theres a reason alright, it aint nothing but tree huggin environmentalists trying to hypnotize you into following thier agenda. My advice to you dont open that book its the devils work.

There's a reason alright, it ain't nothing but tree huggin' environmentalists trying to hypnotize you into following thier theirthey're agenda. My advice to you don't open that book its the devil's work.

JEEBUS - that made my brain hurt!

FTFY, pet peeve.


...into following they are agenda.

Really? You think that is correct?
My simple rule of they're/their and its/it's contraction. Read the sentence like it has the two words in it. If it still makes sense, you can use the apostrophe.
 
2012-09-19 08:17:20 AM  

tkwasny: Drasancas: No, the company claims it's 80% accurate. Independent investigators show a very dismal accuracy rate, typically.

I thought my dear wife to be nuts when she used it to plan the date almost a year in advance for two of my daughters weddings to get good WX. I've eaten crow both times. I still tell her she needs to bet the powerball just to de-fuse the conversation.


see there are these things called "season" that tend to show certain weather patterns, some of which are good for weddings and some aren't.

/For instance we had a fall wedding because October here tends to have very little rain and mild temperatures. This is not rocket surgery.
//Independent investigations have shown that the Farmers Almanac isn't better than chance but it does take into account local weather patterns(such as the tendency for fall where I live to be dry and mild) so you can either find a record of temperature and rainfall for the last couple years and correlate those to find the best time for a wedding or you can spend $6 on the Almanac and they will have already done that for you. It's like a calendar: it's pretty simple and not very scientific but it's pretty useful sometimes
 
2012-09-19 08:17:35 AM  

Slives: maddermaxx: Thresher: Joe boater: Theres a reason alright, it aint nothing but tree huggin environmentalists trying to hypnotize you into following thier agenda. My advice to you dont open that book its the devils work.

There's a reason alright, it ain't nothing but tree huggin' environmentalists trying to hypnotize you into following thier theirthey're agenda. My advice to you don't open that book its the devil's work.

JEEBUS - that made my brain hurt!

FTFY, pet peeve.

...into following they are agenda.

Really? You think that is correct?
My simple rule of they're/their and its/it's contraction. Read the sentence like it has the two words in it. If it still makes sense, you can use the apostrophe.


I think he was just being a smartass.
 
2012-09-19 08:22:55 AM  
This nonsense! Only government scientists can tell you about climate and weather. James Hansen or Mike Mann. You got two people who are credible. Anyone else works for Exxon
 
2012-09-19 08:26:12 AM  

Slives: maddermaxx: Thresher: Joe boater: Theres a reason alright, it aint nothing but tree huggin environmentalists trying to hypnotize you into following thier agenda. My advice to you dont open that book its the devils work.

There's a reason alright, it ain't nothing but tree huggin' environmentalists trying to hypnotize you into following thier theirthey're agenda. My advice to you don't open that book its the devil's work.

JEEBUS - that made my brain hurt!

FTFY, pet peeve.

...into following they are agenda.

Really? You think that is correct?
My simple rule of they're/their and its/it's contraction. Read the sentence like it has the two words in it. If it still makes sense, you can use the apostrophe.


Ok. Using your/you're formula, here are two words that appropriately sum up your/you're comment: BUTT HURT.
 
2012-09-19 08:28:09 AM  
FTA: The 2013 edition, the 221st, just hit shelves at major books stores, various box stores and garden centers a few weeks ago.

Whar img1.fark.net tag? Whar!?
 
2012-09-19 08:30:12 AM  
Mid Atlantacers buy local! J. Gruber's Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack http://www.almanack.com/
Great reading on the can. I still drill a hole in the corner to hang from a string like my Grandfather did. 

/Not affiliated
//Great little book
 
2012-09-19 08:34:44 AM  

simusid: Interesting readership demographics: and almost all, 96 percent, cook at home at least once a week.
Really? No kidding? What percent breath oxygen and are bipedal?


Depends on if you include Kentucky. Most of their legs are either fused into one or they lumber along on 2 legs and 1 arm.
 
2012-09-19 08:37:22 AM  
because people buy it?
 
2012-09-19 08:44:01 AM  
No, the company claims it's 80% accurate. Independent investigators show a very dismal accuracy rate, typically.

Not a loyal reader but I pick 1 up on impulse every few years & it's normally surprisingly accurate. The non prediction things are a fun read. I'll have to try Omarion's string idea next time.
 
2012-09-19 08:45:05 AM  

Slives: maddermaxx: Thresher: Joe boater: Theres a reason alright, it aint nothing but tree huggin environmentalists trying to hypnotize you into following thier agenda. My advice to you dont open that book its the devils work.

There's a reason alright, it ain't nothing but tree huggin' environmentalists trying to hypnotize you into following thier theirthey're agenda. My advice to you don't open that book its the devil's work.

JEEBUS - that made my brain hurt!

FTFY, pet peeve.

...into following they are agenda.

Really? You think that is correct?
My simple rule of they're/their and its/it's contraction. Read the sentence like it has the two words in it. If it still makes sense

cents , you can use the apostrophe.

/pet peeve
 
2012-09-19 08:46:54 AM  
I picked up my copy last week. I put about as much faith in their forecasts as I would in any forecast made a year out, but it's a handy general planting guide and good for deer stand emergencies.
 
2012-09-19 08:47:33 AM  

simusid: Interesting readership demographics: and almost all, 96 percent, cook at home at least once a week.
Really? No kidding? What percent breath oxygen and are bipedal?


I don't think they consider making Ramen, microwaving frozen food, or eating out of a can "cooking".
 
2012-09-19 08:49:47 AM  
pfff. I don't need no fancy forecastin' to predict the weather.

If ma knee hurts, it's gonna rain.
 
2012-09-19 08:57:30 AM  

Joe boater: Theres a reason alright, it aint nothing but tree huggin environmentalists trying to hypnotize you into following thier agenda. My advice to you dont open that book its the devils work.


Now, now. See, that's what they want you to think. Easily have you fallen into their trap. The ones you attempt to expose, laugh at your ineptitude! Yet, you go merrily along without conscience of the comeuppance so readily apparent. You can't even spell 'ain't' right! I mean, come on. If we are going to save this world from these hap-hazard people, we will need to do better than that. I mean, which America were you born in? Not the real one, methinks. Sheesh.
 
2012-09-19 09:04:53 AM  

EatenTheSun


good for deer stand emergencies.


o_O Purple monkey dishwasher.
 
2012-09-19 09:12:35 AM  
www.313merch.com
 
2012-09-19 09:15:11 AM  

Slives: maddermaxx: Thresher: Joe boater: Theres a reason alright, it aint nothing but tree huggin environmentalists trying to hypnotize you into following thier agenda. My advice to you dont open that book its the devils work.

There's a reason alright, it ain't nothing but tree huggin' environmentalists trying to hypnotize you into following thier theirthey're agenda. My advice to you don't open that book its the devil's work.

JEEBUS - that made my brain hurt!

FTFY, pet peeve.

...into following they are agenda.

Really? You think that is correct?
My simple rule of they're/their and its/it's contraction. Read the sentence like it has the two words in it. If it still makes sense, you can use the apostrophe.


Ha ha. Let us point and laugh at you.
 
2012-09-19 09:19:50 AM  

stirfrybry: This nonsense! Only government scientists can tell you about climate and weather. James Hansen or Mike Mann. You got two people who are credible. Anyone else works for Exxon


You know how I know that you've never taken a college-level physics, chemistry, or meteorology class?
 
2012-09-19 09:22:14 AM  
the book's original mission - to be useful with a sense of humor

Not a bad idea for some folks I know . . .
 
2012-09-19 09:24:10 AM  

Marcintosh: the book's original mission - to be useful with a sense of humor

Not a bad idea for some folks I know . . .


That's a goal more people should aspire to.
 
2012-09-19 09:25:26 AM  
My grandparents always had a copy in the bathroom.
 
2012-09-19 09:26:53 AM  

IntertubeUser


stirfrybry: This nonsense! Only government scientists can tell you about climate and weather. James Hansen or Mike Mann. You got two people who are credible. Anyone else works for Exxon

You know how I know that you've never taken a college-level physics, chemistry, or meteorology class?


You know how I know that you don't recognize obvious sarcasm?
 
2012-09-19 09:28:37 AM  
Interesting, I've never purchased one, but if I had, we would have delayed planting the winter vegetables a month. It's been 15-20F above the average temperatures here. Which matches their prediction. But, so far, the rain prediction is totally wrong.
 
2012-09-19 09:29:05 AM  
Product placement masquerading as an article? Not on my Fark!
 
2012-09-19 09:34:45 AM  
I prefer this. It's more accurate.

t3.gstatic.com
 
2012-09-19 09:57:08 AM  
What's their position on teh global warmz?
 
2012-09-19 09:59:54 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: IntertubeUser

stirfrybry: This nonsense! Only government scientists can tell you about climate and weather. James Hansen or Mike Mann. You got two people who are credible. Anyone else works for Exxon

You know how I know that you've never taken a college-level physics, chemistry, or meteorology class?


You know how I know that you don't recognize obvious sarcasm?


If it was, my apologies. My sarcasm detector is in the shop.
 
2012-09-19 10:07:58 AM  

Slives: maddermaxx: Thresher: Joe boater: Theres a reason alright, it aint nothing but tree huggin environmentalists trying to hypnotize you into following thier agenda. My advice to you dont open that book its the devils work.

There's a reason alright, it ain't nothing but tree huggin' environmentalists trying to hypnotize you into following thier theirthey're agenda. My advice to you don't open that book its the devil's work.

JEEBUS - that made my brain hurt!

FTFY, pet peeve.

...into following they are agenda.

Really? You think that is correct?
My simple rule of they're/their and its/it's contraction. Read Reed the sentence like it has the two words in it. If it still makes sense, you can use the apostrophe.


FTFY, It's an pet peeve of mine.

/Seriously, People just don't reed the classics any more. Look up Rotsky..
 
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