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2020-10-29 12:08:14 PM  
If you're like me, this time of the year brings back memories from my teenager years of a rake and a bunch of garbage bags and hours of backbreaking "character building" work when I'd rather be playing Nintendo. We recently ran this article from Treehugger on why it's a far better idea to let the leaves stay there, or to just mow over them to spread them around the yard. It's unfortunate that this article wasn't published back in the 80's or 90's, but even if it had been, I doubt anyone I knew would have read it in a publication called "Treehugger".

But mowing the leaves is something I definitely do every year I'm somewhere with a yard. This year, I've been planning to do so, but for the past week west Tennessee has looked like the Dagobah planet where Luke found Yoda - completely overcast, with a mist-like not-rain that just makes everything wet. With remnants of hurricane Zeta (really? We're up to Zeta?) moving through yesterday and today, everything's probably going to be soaked for the next few days, so I'm probably gonna wind up in that spot where you can only mow half the deck width to keep the mower from sputtering out. Our front yard is less than an acre but has about 20 trees in it, and is surrounded on both sides by untamed forest.

So what are you planning on doing with your yard? Paying the neighbor kid to rake it? Giving it about as much attention as you did shaving this past year? Making a great big pile so you can do an Assassin' Creed-style leap of faith from the top of the roof? (Don't do this, and if you do, please film it and upload it to something that's not TikTok)

Anyway, take the Quiz, but only if you've already voted or are currently standing in line to vote (the dev team has made an excellent mobile version of the Quiz interface). Then come back and tell us what you're planning on doing with all the tree litter.

Winners and easiest/hardest from last week are in the NotNewsletter.

Don't forget the Easy Quiz!

Good luck, and let me know if you have an issues.
 
2020-10-29 12:10:38 PM  
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2020-10-29 12:50:43 PM  
Our neighborhood has that one asshole of a neighbor who mows his lawn twice a week and also sneaks around at 6am with a ruler to measure the length of your grass.  If it's a 1/4" over what is acceptable (which granted is at a pretty shaggy length by then) he calls the city code enforcement to have them send people a nastygram. So those of us around him generally let things go until it gets sufficiently long. The city code lady is very tired of his shiat, approves of our passive aggressive warfare, has all of our phone #s and will call us after the complaint.  "Hey RT, time to mow your lawn" "Ok, will get it done this weekend" "Good enough, talk to you in a month..."

Anyway, I told you all that to tell you that all of us upwind of him don't rake our leaves but let Ma Nature send them his way... In our neighborhood the front yards average 2-3 acres and mine alone has 20ish mature hardwoods...{evil laughter}

/deep into "1st world problems" territory I fully realize but we didn't start things
 
2020-10-29 3:37:21 PM  
Wow, must be a light traffic day - #3 with 744? I know it won't last but still....
 
2020-10-29 3:54:18 PM  

Recoil Therapy: Our neighborhood has that one asshole of a neighbor who mows his lawn twice a week and also sneaks around at 6am with a ruler to measure the length of your grass.  If it's a 1/4" over what is acceptable (which granted is at a pretty shaggy length by then) he calls the city code enforcement to have them send people a nastygram. So those of us around him generally let things go until it gets sufficiently long. The city code lady is very tired of his shiat, approves of our passive aggressive warfare, has all of our phone #s and will call us after the complaint.  "Hey RT, time to mow your lawn" "Ok, will get it done this weekend" "Good enough, talk to you in a month..."

Anyway, I told you all that to tell you that all of us upwind of him don't rake our leaves but let Ma Nature send them his way... In our neighborhood the front yards average 2-3 acres and mine alone has 20ish mature hardwoods...{evil laughter}

/deep into "1st world problems" territory I fully realize but we didn't start things


He sounds like the kind of guy you wish had a hickory nut tree just upwind of his yard. very fall with the mower - kaDUNK kaDUNK kaDUNK and then you wonder why it's not cutting anymore until you see all the hickory nuts lodged on the blade.
 
2020-10-29 11:07:59 PM  
This kid knows about the Assassin's Creed Leap of Faith:

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2020-10-30 6:06:20 PM  
Does anyone calculate the average number of correct responses to the quizzes overall?
 
2020-10-30 6:43:23 PM  

Myk-House of El: Does anyone calculate the average number of correct responses to the quizzes overall?


I'm not sure what you mean. I do put the percentages of correct answers for the highest and lowest percentage questions in the NotNewsletter every week.
 
2020-10-30 7:14:03 PM  

ox45tallboy: If you're like me, this time of the year brings back memories from my teenager years of a rake and a bunch of garbage bags and hours of backbreaking "character building" work when I'd rather be playing Nintendo. We recently ran this article from Treehugger on why it's a far better idea to let the leaves stay there, or to just mow over them to spread them around the yard. It's unfortunate that this article wasn't published back in the 80's or 90's, but even if it had been, I doubt anyone I knew would have read it in a publication called "Treehugger".

I have a dog and a bunch of trees and dirt in the back yard. Every year I pick up all the bagged leaves in the neighborhood and use them to cover up the dirt. By the time fall comes around it is time for more leaves to keep mud outta the house. I have never raked leaves because lawnmower in the front.
 
2020-10-30 7:24:59 PM  

ox45tallboy: Myk-House of El: Does anyone calculate the average number of correct responses to the quizzes overall?

I'm not sure what you mean. I do put the percentages of correct answers for the highest and lowest percentage questions in the NotNewsletter every week.


I was thinking along the lines of average score, like say we averaged 5.75 out of 11 correct on a given week's quiz.
 
2020-10-30 7:28:24 PM  

ox45tallboy: Good luck, and let me know if you have an issues.


I do not know why you are asking about that but yes I do have a big one....
I use a lot of ghost pepper or sauce that is really hot on about every thing I eat. It turns out that my lower intestines despise hot stuff and will reject it forcefully and with very little warning.

Thank you for asking and wishing me luck.

ruud
 
2020-10-30 7:37:50 PM  

i.r.id10t: Wow, must be a light traffic day - #3 with 744? I know it won't last but still....


That's almost 3x my score.  A record low for me.  I wonder it that'll make the newsletter?
 
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2020-10-30 8:48:57 PM  
I have issues, but I try to keep them to myself.
 
2020-10-30 8:55:07 PM  

ruudbob: ox45tallboy: Good luck, and let me know if you have an issues.

I do not know why you are asking about that but yes I do have a big one....
I use a lot of ghost pepper or sauce that is really hot on about every thing I eat. It turns out that my lower intestines despise hot stuff and will reject it forcefully and with very little warning.

Thank you for asking and wishing me luck.

ruud


I would eat more fiber if I were you.
 
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