THespos on [Serious] [NSFW] What is the creepiest and/or most unexplainable thing that has ever happened to you or someone you know? -
"Sleep paralysis scared the crap out of me when I was a kid. Then I read the Straight Dope article I posted elsewhere in the thread and started talking to some other people about it, so now I'm not nearly as freaked out about it as I used to be. (Article: My most terrifying sleep paralysis involved a black cloud floating down from the corner of the ceiling in my childhood bedroom, grabbing me with appendages and shouting nonsensically at me. Not English words, mind you, but structured 'language' that almost seemed like speaking in tongues. Years later, in college, I had a semi-humorous episode. In the dorms, I had a roommate - he had the bottom bunk and I had the top. From my perspective, the door to our room had swung open and two people were standing in the doorway, backlit so I couldn't see anything but their silhouettes. The two silhouettes were talking about robbing us and I screamed out to my roommate to..." - Tom Hespos
THespos on [Serious] [NSFW] What is the creepiest and/or most unexplainable thing that has ever happened to you or someone you know? -
"+1. When I was 10 or so, I fell asleep on a Friday and woke up on Sunday morning, completely missing a day. I always considered this very weird - I missed a day in bed completely and my parents were acting like it was all normal for me to be in bed 24 hours longer than I normally would be. I wonder how common this is..." - Tom Hespos
THespos on [Serious] [NSFW] What is the creepiest and/or most unexplainable thing that has ever happened to you or someone you know? -
"Granted, this column is from 1985, but when I read it for the first time, I stopped freaking out about having dreams about dark things "floating down" and messing with me. It's a lot more common than people think." - Tom Hespos
THespos on TIL You only need the first 39 digits of pi to accurately calculate the spherical volume of the universe -
"As Uncle Cecil put it back in the day, "thirty-nine places of pi suffice for computing the circumference of a circle girdling the known universe with an error no greater than the radius of a hydrogen atom." A later response to his column showed it was more like 35:" - Tom Hespos
THespos on What would other products be called if they were as literal as "toothbrush"? -
"It's pronounced ozz-WEE-pay." - Tom Hespos
THespos on If this post gets 5000 upvotes in the next couple hours, it'll probably get to the front page. -
"<Pat Summerall>Thanks, John!</Pat Summerall>" - Tom Hespos
THespos on Thinking about ordering this one for trips to Costco -
"Nor is charging up the left-hand side of the aisle, completely oblivious to the throngs of people moving in the opposite direction." - Tom Hespos
THespos on Are there any sandals out there that are BIFL? -
"I can vouch. I usually lose them before I need to replace them. I still have a pair from college, though. That's over 20 years." - Tom Hespos
THespos on What is the weirdest thing you have seen at someone's house that they thought was completely normal? -
"Nah. This was in the 80s and the raccoon is long gone." - Tom Hespos
THespos on What is the weirdest thing you have seen at someone's house that they thought was completely normal? -
"I wouldn't say dirty. From what I remember, it pretty much stayed in the house. They called it "Rocky," and the only other story I remember about it was one time when the dad sat down without looking and Rocky bit him in the ass. It was a fairly normal family, they just had a raccoon where most people might have a cat or dog." - Tom Hespos
THespos on What is the weirdest thing you have seen at someone's house that they thought was completely normal? -
"A pet raccoon. That had free roam of the entire house. I was friends with twins growing up, and their dad owned his own construction business. While demolishing a house, he accidentally killed a mama raccoon and ended up taking her baby home to the family to keep as a pet. I did not know this when I visited their house once, and saw the thing emerge from a laundry basket in the hallway, and I completely freaked out. The two brothers were trying to figure out why I was reacting that way. I'm still good friends with them to this day - this incident occurred in the mid-80s." - Tom Hespos
THespos on Truckers of reddit: what is the scariest thing you have heard over the CB radio? -
"Not a trucker, but I have a CB in my Jeep so I can communicate with my 4WD club on trail rides. On the way to a trail ride in PA, right after I got my CB, I was scanning through channels and came across a preacher type who was talking quite animatedly about the End of Times. Not your run-of-the-mill Book of Revelation kind of stuff, but calling out specific groups and behaviors and talking about how and why the Lord would strike them down. As I recall, he seemed to have an unhealthy fixation on Hillary Clinton, but also on non-heterosexuals. The Lord was going to strike us all down for not rising up against man laying with man and all that crapola. On my way back from the trail ride, I picked it up again and it totally creeped me out thinking about how much time this weirdo spent broadcasting warnings about the Apocalypse to anyone listening." - Tom Hespos
THespos on I'm just going to start running into people. -
"Gah! That store! And what's with the special little flower who decides to fuck up everybody's shopping experience by keeping to the left instead of the right?" - Tom Hespos
THespos on My immediate reaction after I told my SO not to wear my favourite shirt because she'd stretch it out -
"Now take my Van Halen shirt off before you jinx the band and they break up." - Tom Hespos
THespos on What's the single best episode of any TV show? -
"Little House on the Prairie - "Mary Goes Blind" or "Albert Gets Addicted to Morphine." Take your pick." - Tom Hespos
THespos on It's 3:54 a.m., your tv, radio, cell phone begins transmitting an emergency alert. What is the scariest message you find yourself waking up to? -
"4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42" - Tom Hespos
THespos on I think Jack Frost left something behind... -
"Anyone caught making an ice dick will be fired." - Tom Hespos
THespos on Saw this awesome car at the movies today. It's called a Rally Fighter. (xpost /r/autos) -
"I remember researching this thing after the Top Gear episode. I was bummed it was a 2WD and not available in 4WD." - Tom Hespos
THespos on What was the dumbest thing you did that made you realize, "Man, I'm tired?" -
"After staying up all night working production on a newspaper, I spent several minutes trying to open the front door of my house with the keyless entry fob from my automobile." - Tom Hespos
THespos on What Your favorite piece of music trivia? -
"* Eddie Van Halen played the guitar solo on Michael Jackson's "Beat It." "Thriller" kept "1984" out of the #1 album slot. Eddie may have screwed himself a bit, but he did play on both the #1 and #2 albums that year. * Ronnie James Dio is credited with inventing the devil horns hand sign familiar to all metalheads. * Van Halen started the ball rolling on ridiculous performance contract riders, by stipulating that no brown M&Ms should be served backstage. While most thought of this as a symbol of rockstar excess, David Lee Roth once explained that the rider was buried deep in contracts, so that if dishes of M&Ms showed up without the brown ones, Van Halen could rest assured that people were actually reading the technical requirements for their shows. On the other hand, seeing a brown M&M meant the tech had to be scrutinized line by line." - Tom Hespos
THespos on I'm submitting this on behalf of my kid -
"Upvoted for shared parental pain. The pee isn't so bad - earlier this year I had a month when I was woken out of a sound sleep THREE TIMES by a kid PUKING on me. (Different nights.)" - Tom Hespos
THespos on Great match -
"I always wondered what Kids In The Hall's "Eradicator" was up to since the end of that wonderful show's run." - Tom Hespos
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THespos on Redditors that had their weddings ruined, how and what happened? -
"I just read that in Elmer Fudd's voice." - Tom Hespos
THespos on What's the dumbest thing your pet has ever done? -
"My mom had a dog that used to eat stuff. I used to keep a tally of the stuff he ate on my blog - A motorcycle helmet, an entire box of Ortho Slug N' Snail bait, a pair of Timberland boots, our TV remote, a plastic barbecue cover, three chocolate Easter bunnies and several golf balls. Yes, the dog lived after each incident." - Tom Hespos
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THespos on Well, you caught me red-handed this time -
"Kitty Karry-All!" - Tom Hespos
THespos on We used to eat these by the bucketload as kids. What are they? (Long Island, grows wild everywhere) -
"Thank you!" - Tom Hespos
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