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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8750 on: June 18, 2015, 11:51:14 AM »
It's interesting that the video and gif are mirror images of each other.

Also interesting that we both posted almost simultaneously.  I considered posting the video, but figured that most members are actually browsing from work and a gif might work better since it has no sound and didn't require opening youtube. 

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8751 on: June 18, 2015, 11:59:11 AM »
Has anyone ever heard of something called a "half-birthday?" I overheard a group at work making plans for someone's "half-birthday" today so I decided to google it to see if it really is a thing: "it's a day approximately six months before or after the anniversary of a person's birth. It is sometimes marked by people whose birthday falls near major holidays." :eyeroll:

We used to do that for my niece, because her bd was so close to Xmas, her parties never happened, so  few years they celebrated in July, not 2 celebrations, just the one.

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« Reply #8752 on: June 18, 2015, 12:18:18 PM »
Kids I get, adults I don't. It's just another useless waste of money.

Agreed, but that's the case with pretty much any "present" holiday (half birthday, real birthday, valentine's day, etc.)--the thought/gesture is nice, the waste of money is unnecessary.

The wife likes me to say "Happy Half Birthday" just as much as she likes me to say "Happy Valentine's Day" but in neither case do we need to do more than a minor thing.

People are always going to find reasons to waste money if they want to.
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« Reply #8753 on: June 18, 2015, 01:00:28 PM »
It's interesting that the video and gif are mirror images of each other.

YouTube kids think they are avoiding copyright issues by flipping the video (it might have helped dodge identification algorithms at some point).  They also like to say "I claim no ownership of this!! All rights to Sony!" Like attribution is the issue.

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« Reply #8754 on: June 18, 2015, 01:40:36 PM »
It's interesting that the video and gif are mirror images of each other.

YouTube kids think they are avoiding copyright issues by flipping the video (it might have helped dodge identification algorithms at some point).  They also like to say "I claim no ownership of this!! All rights to Sony!" Like attribution is the issue.

Uhh... That was a Family Guy clip, mocking a Loony Tunes (?) clip. Family guy is one of the biggest shows there is in the US.

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« Reply #8755 on: June 18, 2015, 01:49:47 PM »
Yes, and the YouTube kids that posted it (a clip they don't own the copyright of) flipped the image.  Watch the video versus the gif posted right underneath it.
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« Reply #8756 on: June 18, 2015, 02:17:55 PM »
Yes, and the YouTube kids that posted it (a clip they don't own the copyright of) flipped the image.  Watch the video versus the gif posted right underneath it.

Ah, didn't realize that. I had assumed it was Family Guy that flipped it.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8757 on: June 18, 2015, 04:12:03 PM »
overheard in the ladies' room at work...
You seem especially concerned with busts today.

Is this some kind of bust?

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« Reply #8758 on: June 18, 2015, 04:15:03 PM »
Are you?
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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8759 on: June 19, 2015, 02:12:21 PM »
I love this thread.

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« Reply #8760 on: June 20, 2015, 01:35:55 PM »
Finally read through whole thread... Celebrating with some mockery!

Coworkers (all female) takes several trips every year to 1 (yes, one!) single shop 7 hours away round trip to buy cheap shit. Typically spends 1/2 to 1 monthly paycheck on plastic bags, cheap makeup, toys and tasteless home decoration.

The shoppers gets cheered on by the other coworkers irl and on Facebook in terms of "oh, paradise", "worth every penny" and so on.

Facepalm several times a month. Never stops.

(Had actual photo of last fb update from shopping spree, but being a rookie I don't know how to post it)

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« Reply #8761 on: June 20, 2015, 03:10:30 PM »
Finally read through whole thread... Celebrating with some mockery!

Coworkers (all female) takes several trips every year to 1 (yes, one!) single shop 7 hours away round trip to buy cheap shit. Typically spends 1/2 to 1 monthly paycheck on plastic bags, cheap makeup, toys and tasteless home decoration.

The shoppers gets cheered on by the other coworkers irl and on Facebook in terms of "oh, paradise", "worth every penny" and so on.

Facepalm several times a month. Never stops.

(Had actual photo of last fb update from shopping spree, but being a rookie I don't know how to post it)

Really need to know this store

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8762 on: June 21, 2015, 04:53:34 AM »
Finally read through whole thread... Celebrating with some mockery!

Coworkers (all female) takes several trips every year to 1 (yes, one!) single shop 7 hours away round trip to buy cheap shit. Typically spends 1/2 to 1 monthly paycheck on plastic bags, cheap makeup, toys and tasteless home decoration.

The shoppers gets cheered on by the other coworkers irl and on Facebook in terms of "oh, paradise", "worth every penny" and so on.

Facepalm several times a month. Never stops.

(Had actual photo of last fb update from shopping spree, but being a rookie I don't know how to post it)

Really need to know this store
Store is legendary in Sweden. Has its own tv-show. I must admit I have some guilty pleasure in watching it...

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« Reply #8763 on: June 21, 2015, 05:37:16 AM »
Finally read through whole thread... Celebrating with some mockery!

Coworkers (all female) takes several trips every year to 1 (yes, one!) single shop 7 hours away round trip to buy cheap shit. Typically spends 1/2 to 1 monthly paycheck on plastic bags, cheap makeup, toys and tasteless home decoration.

The shoppers gets cheered on by the other coworkers irl and on Facebook in terms of "oh, paradise", "worth every penny" and so on.

Facepalm several times a month. Never stops.

(Had actual photo of last fb update from shopping spree, but being a rookie I don't know how to post it)

Really need to know this store
Store is legendary in Sweden. Has its own tv-show. I must admit I have some guilty pleasure in watching it...

Ikea has its own TV show?

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« Reply #8764 on: June 21, 2015, 06:00:18 AM »
Finally read through whole thread... Celebrating with some mockery!

Coworkers (all female) takes several trips every year to 1 (yes, one!) single shop 7 hours away round trip to buy cheap shit. Typically spends 1/2 to 1 monthly paycheck on plastic bags, cheap makeup, toys and tasteless home decoration.

The shoppers gets cheered on by the other coworkers irl and on Facebook in terms of "oh, paradise", "worth every penny" and so on.

Facepalm several times a month. Never stops.

(Had actual photo of last fb update from shopping spree, but being a rookie I don't know how to post it)

Really need to know this store
Store is legendary in Sweden. Has its own tv-show. I must admit I have some guilty pleasure in watching it...

Ikea has its own TV show?
Not ikea. Just this one store in the middle of nowhere.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8765 on: June 21, 2015, 07:16:41 AM »
Store is legendary in Sweden. Has its own tv-show. I must admit I have some guilty pleasure in watching it...

Whoops, I thought that sounded like Ullared... but I figured you were american so it should be something else. :)

Never been.  Will never willingly go.

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« Reply #8766 on: June 21, 2015, 07:19:20 AM »
Finally read through whole thread... Celebrating with some mockery!

Coworkers (all female) takes several trips every year to 1 (yes, one!) single shop 7 hours away round trip to buy cheap shit. Typically spends 1/2 to 1 monthly paycheck on plastic bags, cheap makeup, toys and tasteless home decoration.

The shoppers gets cheered on by the other coworkers irl and on Facebook in terms of "oh, paradise", "worth every penny" and so on.

Facepalm several times a month. Never stops.

(Had actual photo of last fb update from shopping spree, but being a rookie I don't know how to post it)

Really need to know this store
Store is legendary in Sweden. Has its own tv-show. I must admit I have some guilty pleasure in watching it...

Ikea has its own TV show?
Not ikea. Just this one store in the middle of nowhere.

Plastic + tasteless home decoration + Sweden turned into Ikea in my mind :)

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« Reply #8767 on: June 21, 2015, 12:59:37 PM »
Finally read through whole thread... Celebrating with some mockery!

Coworkers (all female) takes several trips every year to 1 (yes, one!) single shop 7 hours away round trip to buy cheap shit. Typically spends 1/2 to 1 monthly paycheck on plastic bags, cheap makeup, toys and tasteless home decoration.

The shoppers gets cheered on by the other coworkers irl and on Facebook in terms of "oh, paradise", "worth every penny" and so on.

Facepalm several times a month. Never stops.

(Had actual photo of last fb update from shopping spree, but being a rookie I don't know how to post it)

Really need to know this store
Store is legendary in Sweden. Has its own tv-show. I must admit I have some guilty pleasure in watching it...

Ikea has its own TV show?
Not ikea. Just this one store in the middle of nowhere.

Plastic + tasteless home decoration + Sweden turned into Ikea in my mind :)
Well, trips to Ikea gets almost the same reactions from coworkers, but takes more like 45min by car. Ullared (yes, nailed it lemanfan) is more extreme. There is even the possibility to fly from northern Sweden to spend two days shopping before flying back. Literally nothing else to do in this godforsaken place (Ullared, not Sweden as a whole)

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8768 on: June 21, 2015, 01:38:58 PM »
Well, trips to Ikea gets almost the same reactions from coworkers, but takes more like 45min by car. Ullared (yes, nailed it lemanfan) is more extreme. There is even the possibility to fly from northern Sweden to spend two days shopping before flying back. Literally nothing else to do in this godforsaken place (Ullared, not Sweden as a whole)

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« Reply #8769 on: June 21, 2015, 03:16:12 PM »
Awesome - I am not alone in not understanding the entire Ikea thing!

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« Reply #8770 on: June 21, 2015, 03:24:52 PM »

Well, trips to Ikea gets almost the same reactions from coworkers, but takes more like 45min by car. Ullared (yes, nailed it lemanfan) is more extreme. There is even the possibility to fly from northern Sweden to spend two days shopping before flying back. Literally nothing else to do in this godforsaken place (Ullared, not Sweden as a whole)

I was going to say Birsta is worse but no. I just looked up Ullared on the map. That is middle of nowhere! :)

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« Reply #8771 on: June 21, 2015, 03:36:25 PM »
I know many people who will drive 3-4 hours and pay $60 one way to go to ikea. They will drive to this city only for ikea, and go with nothing in particular in mind that they want to buy. Consumerism at its finest.

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« Reply #8772 on: June 21, 2015, 10:38:05 PM »
Finally read through whole thread... Celebrating with some mockery!

Coworkers (all female) takes several trips every year to 1 (yes, one!) single shop 7 hours away round trip to buy cheap shit. Typically spends 1/2 to 1 monthly paycheck on plastic bags, cheap makeup, toys and tasteless home decoration.

The shoppers gets cheered on by the other coworkers irl and on Facebook in terms of "oh, paradise", "worth every penny" and so on.

Facepalm several times a month. Never stops.

(Had actual photo of last fb update from shopping spree, but being a rookie I don't know how to post it)

Really need to know this store
Store is legendary in Sweden. Has its own tv-show. I must admit I have some guilty pleasure in watching it...

Ikea has its own TV show?
Not ikea. Just this one store in the middle of nowhere.

Plastic + tasteless home decoration + Sweden turned into Ikea in my mind :)
Well, trips to Ikea gets almost the same reactions from coworkers, but takes more like 45min by car. Ullared (yes, nailed it lemanfan) is more extreme. There is even the possibility to fly from northern Sweden to spend two days shopping before flying back. Literally nothing else to do in this godforsaken place (Ullared, not Sweden as a whole)

Sounds like the closest thing we have in the US is outlet stores?

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8773 on: June 22, 2015, 05:36:44 AM »
A co-worker and I were talking about retirement. He was a regular complainy-pants telling me how he was never going to retire yada yada.

Another go-worker over heard us (he is usually a very quite guy never says much) and something I said must have struck him because he openly told me "yeah, my wife just told me last night we hit our goal 1.3M"

This guys makes between 40-50k and apparently for the last x-number of years his family has been living off just his income and completely banking his wife's. High fives ensued.

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« Reply #8774 on: June 22, 2015, 06:47:25 AM »
I know many people who will drive 3-4 hours and pay $60 one way to go to ikea. They will drive to this city only for ikea, and go with nothing in particular in mind that they want to buy. Consumerism at its finest.
Oh man... this takes me back to when I was an O-2 in the Air Force and we'd all drive an hour+ from Biloxi to Mobile just to walk around Best Buy, whether we needed anything or not. Good god, the dumb shit we brought home just because we could... and all the while wondering why I never seemed to get ahead. Haha...

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« Reply #8775 on: June 22, 2015, 08:39:30 AM »
I know many people who will drive 3-4 hours and pay $60 one way to go to ikea. They will drive to this city only for ikea, and go with nothing in particular in mind that they want to buy. Consumerism at its finest.
Oh man... this takes me back to when I was an O-2 in the Air Force and we'd all drive an hour+ from Biloxi to Mobile just to walk around Best Buy, whether we needed anything or not. Good god, the dumb shit we brought home just because we could... and all the while wondering why I never seemed to get ahead. Haha...

Yeah, I noticed that my idle purchases went way down when I stopped going to Target and Barnes and Noble and other stores for no reason, but just to wander around. Go figure...

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« Reply #8776 on: June 22, 2015, 09:01:38 AM »
Yeah, I noticed that my idle purchases went way down when I stopped going to Target and Barnes and Noble and other stores for no reason, but just to wander around. Go figure...
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« Reply #8777 on: June 22, 2015, 09:05:04 AM »
I know many people who will drive 3-4 hours and pay $60 one way to go to ikea. They will drive to this city only for ikea, and go with nothing in particular in mind that they want to buy. Consumerism at its finest.
Oh man... this takes me back to when I was an O-2 in the Air Force and we'd all drive an hour+ from Biloxi to Mobile just to walk around Best Buy, whether we needed anything or not. Good god, the dumb shit we brought home just because we could... and all the while wondering why I never seemed to get ahead. Haha...

Yeah, I noticed that my idle purchases went way down when I stopped going to Target and Barnes and Noble and other stores for no reason, but just to wander around. Go figure...
Haha!  We had a huge drop in our grocery budget when we started to get our groceries delivered.  I guess I can't resist pretty packaging and sugar right in front of me. 

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« Reply #8778 on: June 22, 2015, 09:14:23 AM »
I know many people who will drive 3-4 hours and pay $60 one way to go to ikea. They will drive to this city only for ikea, and go with nothing in particular in mind that they want to buy. Consumerism at its finest.
Oh man... this takes me back to when I was an O-2 in the Air Force and we'd all drive an hour+ from Biloxi to Mobile just to walk around Best Buy, whether we needed anything or not. Good god, the dumb shit we brought home just because we could... and all the while wondering why I never seemed to get ahead. Haha...

Yeah, I noticed that my idle purchases went way down when I stopped going to Target and Barnes and Noble and other stores for no reason, but just to wander around. Go figure...
Haha!  We had a huge drop in our grocery budget when we started to get our groceries delivered.  I guess I can't resist pretty packaging and sugar right in front of me.

LOL! I have heard that people find it cost effective to have their grocery delivered, the lack of temptation, coupled with having to plan out what you want can be very effective!

I'm working on eliminating all crap and cooking nearly everything at home (my challenge is to only eat out when with people), and thus far it has been fun. Love me some chuck roast with red curry, YUM!

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« Reply #8779 on: June 22, 2015, 10:26:37 AM »
Well, trips to Ikea gets almost the same reactions from coworkers, but takes more like 45min by car. Ullared (yes, nailed it lemanfan) is more extreme. There is even the possibility to fly from northern Sweden to spend two days shopping before flying back. Literally nothing else to do in this godforsaken place (Ullared, not Sweden as a whole)

Take refuge in culture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v07Cc5CZlpQ

You've got me re-thinking our summer plans to visit distant relatives in Sweden.  OMG I'm not going to be able to sleep.  Is everyone in Ullared a serial killer?

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« Reply #8780 on: June 22, 2015, 10:39:48 AM »
You've got me re-thinking our summer plans to visit distant relatives in Sweden.  OMG I'm not going to be able to sleep.  Is everyone in Ullared a serial killer?

:)

Short answer: yes. 

Or no.  That guy is not from Ullared, he's a local comedian from another town mocking Ullared.  But still. avoid that town.

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« Reply #8781 on: June 22, 2015, 12:22:40 PM »
If the hunting trip is in Texas, that's a pretty cheap figure. Unlike more normal parts of the United States, there is very little huntable land in TX. So the land owners can charge thousands to people even for hunting quail, turkeys, or deer. Then there are the big game ranches, where you pay sometimes in the tens of thousands to 'stalk' exotic African and Asian ungulates.

Texas is the 2nd biggest state with over a quarter million square miles.  Does it really have very little huntable land?  I find that mind boggling.

Don't they pay people to hunt feral pigs? I heard there were millions of them creating property damage around the state.

They, meaning landowners? Probably some do. The etiquette that is often practiced is that if you 'know someone' and get an in to hunt for free on their land, you shoot any feral hogs you see as a matter of courtesy. If you feel ambitious, you can butcher them for meat, but hog butchering is apparently a whole new level of gross (I've never tried, though I've helped butcher many deer and butchered various small game), so many hunters just leave the hogs and don't bother.

They meaning the government.  Many counties offer a tiny reward for each hog bagged.

How is butchering a hog a new level of gross above butchering a deer, or a domesticated hog?  Seems like it would be worth it for all that free pork.

I had to Google for info, but yes apparently some Texas counties pay between 2 and 5$ per hog.  But again, you need access to land first, so I'm not sure if that applies on private and public lands, or what. I haven't been around feral hog butchering, so can't speak from first hand experience. Several people who are experienced hunters said the fat is very greasy and stinky, which makes it more unpleasant than average.

I don't think butchering wild hog is any worse than any other meat. My husband and I do it all the time and I've never noticed it to be any more unpleasant than butchering deer. It's totally worth it for all the meat you get. Just this weekend we enjoyed some delicious BBQ ribs from a wild hog we got in Oklahoma last year. It was excellent.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8782 on: June 22, 2015, 12:39:08 PM »
If the hunting trip is in Texas, that's a pretty cheap figure. Unlike more normal parts of the United States, there is very little huntable land in TX. So the land owners can charge thousands to people even for hunting quail, turkeys, or deer. Then there are the big game ranches, where you pay sometimes in the tens of thousands to 'stalk' exotic African and Asian ungulates.

Texas is the 2nd biggest state with over a quarter million square miles.  Does it really have very little huntable land?  I find that mind boggling.

Don't they pay people to hunt feral pigs? I heard there were millions of them creating property damage around the state.

They, meaning landowners? Probably some do. The etiquette that is often practiced is that if you 'know someone' and get an in to hunt for free on their land, you shoot any feral hogs you see as a matter of courtesy. If you feel ambitious, you can butcher them for meat, but hog butchering is apparently a whole new level of gross (I've never tried, though I've helped butcher many deer and butchered various small game), so many hunters just leave the hogs and don't bother.

They meaning the government.  Many counties offer a tiny reward for each hog bagged.

How is butchering a hog a new level of gross above butchering a deer, or a domesticated hog?  Seems like it would be worth it for all that free pork.

I had to Google for info, but yes apparently some Texas counties pay between 2 and 5$ per hog.  But again, you need access to land first, so I'm not sure if that applies on private and public lands, or what. I haven't been around feral hog butchering, so can't speak from first hand experience. Several people who are experienced hunters said the fat is very greasy and stinky, which makes it more unpleasant than average.

I don't think butchering wild hog is any worse than any other meat. My husband and I do it all the time and I've never noticed it to be any more unpleasant than butchering deer. It's totally worth it for all the meat you get. Just this weekend we enjoyed some delicious BBQ ribs from a wild hog we got in Oklahoma last year. It was excellent.

Some fear Hep E so leave the hogs.  It was so rampant in GA when we lived there that hog hunting was primarily for population control.  I don't think it's worse then doing a deer, little stinkier then a deer, but not too bad.

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« Reply #8783 on: June 23, 2015, 05:27:01 AM »
I know many people who will drive 3-4 hours and pay $60 one way to go to ikea. They will drive to this city only for ikea, and go with nothing in particular in mind that they want to buy. Consumerism at its finest.
Oh man... this takes me back to when I was an O-2 in the Air Force and we'd all drive an hour+ from Biloxi to Mobile just to walk around Best Buy, whether we needed anything or not. Good god, the dumb shit we brought home just because we could... and all the while wondering why I never seemed to get ahead. Haha...

Yeah, I noticed that my idle purchases went way down when I stopped going to Target and Barnes and Noble and other stores for no reason, but just to wander around. Go figure...
Haha!  We had a huge drop in our grocery budget when we started to get our groceries delivered.  I guess I can't resist pretty packaging and sugar right in front of me.

We don't have groceries delivered because the prices are a bit steep, but I have saved a lot by setting things up so I never have to set foot in Target. They have subscribe and save like Amazon and it's the same prices as in store. It's helped our budget so much to not have to go there for toothpaste, shampoo, etc.

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Re: Overheard at Work
« Reply #8784 on: June 23, 2015, 07:57:52 AM »
If the hunting trip is in Texas, that's a pretty cheap figure. Unlike more normal parts of the United States, there is very little huntable land in TX. So the land owners can charge thousands to people even for hunting quail, turkeys, or deer. Then there are the big game ranches, where you pay sometimes in the tens of thousands to 'stalk' exotic African and Asian ungulates.

Texas is the 2nd biggest state with over a quarter million square miles.  Does it really have very little huntable land?  I find that mind boggling.

Don't they pay people to hunt feral pigs? I heard there were millions of them creating property damage around the state.

They, meaning landowners? Probably some do. The etiquette that is often practiced is that if you 'know someone' and get an in to hunt for free on their land, you shoot any feral hogs you see as a matter of courtesy. If you feel ambitious, you can butcher them for meat, but hog butchering is apparently a whole new level of gross (I've never tried, though I've helped butcher many deer and butchered various small game), so many hunters just leave the hogs and don't bother.

They meaning the government.  Many counties offer a tiny reward for each hog bagged.

How is butchering a hog a new level of gross above butchering a deer, or a domesticated hog?  Seems like it would be worth it for all that free pork.

I had to Google for info, but yes apparently some Texas counties pay between 2 and 5$ per hog.  But again, you need access to land first, so I'm not sure if that applies on private and public lands, or what. I haven't been around feral hog butchering, so can't speak from first hand experience. Several people who are experienced hunters said the fat is very greasy and stinky, which makes it more unpleasant than average.

I don't think butchering wild hog is any worse than any other meat. My husband and I do it all the time and I've never noticed it to be any more unpleasant than butchering deer. It's totally worth it for all the meat you get. Just this weekend we enjoyed some delicious BBQ ribs from a wild hog we got in Oklahoma last year. It was excellent.

Some fear Hep E so leave the hogs.  It was so rampant in GA when we lived there that hog hunting was primarily for population control.  I don't think it's worse then doing a deer, little stinkier then a deer, but not too bad.

This is good first-hand info, you guys. I love this forum!

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« Reply #8785 on: June 23, 2015, 08:14:30 AM »
If the hunting trip is in Texas, that's a pretty cheap figure. Unlike more normal parts of the United States, there is very little huntable land in TX. So the land owners can charge thousands to people even for hunting quail, turkeys, or deer. Then there are the big game ranches, where you pay sometimes in the tens of thousands to 'stalk' exotic African and Asian ungulates.

Texas is the 2nd biggest state with over a quarter million square miles.  Does it really have very little huntable land?  I find that mind boggling.

Don't they pay people to hunt feral pigs? I heard there were millions of them creating property damage around the state.

They, meaning landowners? Probably some do. The etiquette that is often practiced is that if you 'know someone' and get an in to hunt for free on their land, you shoot any feral hogs you see as a matter of courtesy. If you feel ambitious, you can butcher them for meat, but hog butchering is apparently a whole new level of gross (I've never tried, though I've helped butcher many deer and butchered various small game), so many hunters just leave the hogs and don't bother.

They meaning the government.  Many counties offer a tiny reward for each hog bagged.

How is butchering a hog a new level of gross above butchering a deer, or a domesticated hog?  Seems like it would be worth it for all that free pork.

I had to Google for info, but yes apparently some Texas counties pay between 2 and 5$ per hog.  But again, you need access to land first, so I'm not sure if that applies on private and public lands, or what. I haven't been around feral hog butchering, so can't speak from first hand experience. Several people who are experienced hunters said the fat is very greasy and stinky, which makes it more unpleasant than average.

I don't think butchering wild hog is any worse than any other meat. My husband and I do it all the time and I've never noticed it to be any more unpleasant than butchering deer. It's totally worth it for all the meat you get. Just this weekend we enjoyed some delicious BBQ ribs from a wild hog we got in Oklahoma last year. It was excellent.

Some fear Hep E so leave the hogs.  It was so rampant in GA when we lived there that hog hunting was primarily for population control.  I don't think it's worse then doing a deer, little stinkier then a deer, but not too bad.

This is good first-hand info, you guys. I love this forum!

Hogs are being bought up in Texas by processors.  You have to trap them, they have to be a certain size, and right now people are getting 20-50 cents a pound.  So maybe anywhere from $30-$100 a hog.  They feed them corn in pens and then process them later. 

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« Reply #8786 on: June 23, 2015, 03:22:33 PM »


Not sure if she has that many bras, but she buys lots of stuff; underwear, clothing, perfume, makeup...But yes, she wears matching bra and underwear everyday. And pays the minimum $25/month.
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« Reply #8787 on: June 23, 2015, 03:25:22 PM »
Not sure if she has that many bras, but she buys lots of stuff; underwear, clothing, perfume, makeup...But yes, she wears matching bra and underwear everyday. And pays the minimum $25/month.
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Why is she telling her coworkers about her underwear? WTF?
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My question exactly.  How would one know what one's coworkers were wearing underneath their clothes?  Shades of Mad Men...
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We're friendly coworkers in that we go out, get drinks, talk about life...And she's told me all about her money problems which includes her VS charge card...Which is when she "justified" it by saying she has to have matching bra/panties everyday.

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« Reply #8788 on: June 23, 2015, 03:37:54 PM »
What "industry" are you in exactly ??????

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« Reply #8789 on: June 23, 2015, 06:35:26 PM »
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« Reply #8790 on: June 23, 2015, 06:58:05 PM »
come on man

Thanks.  (It bothered me too.
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« Reply #8791 on: June 23, 2015, 07:49:38 PM »
A co-worker and I were talking about retirement. He was a regular complainy-pants telling me how he was never going to retire yada yada.

Another go-worker over heard us (he is usually a very quite guy never says much) and something I said must have struck him because he openly told me "yeah, my wife just told me last night we hit our goal 1.3M"

This guys makes between 40-50k and apparently for the last x-number of years his family has been living off just his income and completely banking his wife's. High fives ensued.

You never know who is a closet mustachian.

I will bet the other co-worker's jaw simply dropped.

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Pro-tip yo you all serial misquoters out there (you know who you are):

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« Reply #8795 on: June 24, 2015, 05:40:30 AM »
A co-worker and I were talking about retirement. He was a regular complainy-pants telling me how he was never going to retire yada yada.

Another go-worker over heard us (he is usually a very quite guy never says much) and something I said must have struck him because he openly told me "yeah, my wife just told me last night we hit our goal 1.3M"

This guys makes between 40-50k and apparently for the last x-number of years his family has been living off just his income and completely banking his wife's. High fives ensued.

You never know who is a closet mustachian.

I will bet the other co-worker's jaw simply dropped.

Yes, yes it did. Then he kind of started making fun of the guy. "What are you doing here? I would retire right now if I had that money"

I wanted to say, "Thats the point. He can do whatever the f*ck he wants"

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« Reply #8796 on: June 24, 2015, 07:42:17 AM »
come on man

Thanks.  (It bothered me too.

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« Reply #8797 on: June 24, 2015, 07:49:05 AM »
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This is good first-hand info, you guys. I love this forum!
Hi, native Texas hunter myself, here. I can see why you'd feel like there's not a lot of 'huntable' land in TX if you grew up in Wisconsin and were used to hunting public land, and that the heinous expense of "ranch" hunting (big programs with glossy pamphlets and guides) would be supported by that alone. But those hunts are definitely the premium experience and frankly isn't marketed so much at just Texans but just generally rich people who want an easy harvest on trophy gamebirds/deer/nilgai (though they're happy to take anyone's money.)

My experience of hunting growing up always took place on private land - ideally you can find a friend's or friend-of-a-friend's but we also had a relatively inexpensive year-round lease on a farmer's pasture, field, and woods split with three other people who all pitched in to maintain a couple of blinds and keep some feeders going and cut trail and make sure the owner's cattle weren't where they shouldn't be. In exchange we got access to a stocked tank with some largemouth bass and perch, tons of rabbit and squirrel year round, whitewing and mourning dove, hogs when they began invading, and plenty of whitetail deer and rio grande turkey. (There were also coyotes, bobcats, skunks, rattlesnakes, and a mountain lion, but we all left each other alone as best we could.) For the cost of one of my rent payments we had a year of entertainment and time in the woods and some of the best lessons on living I could have gotten, not to mention the need for a capacious additional freezer.

Butchering is fun, if you do it indoors with friends/family and AC.

Anyone who tells you feral hog, or any wild meat, isn't any good is usually butchering it wrong after letting it sit around in the heat rather than chilling it right away - it's DELICIOUS - or, less often, they shot some older male hogs in poorer health. Targeting sows is better for population control, eating, and your nose (I won't lie; male hogs do stink like a cesspit; I don't know how they have a good sense of smell when they smell so much themselves. But they do taste delicious, especially if you like carnitas, tamales and jerk barbeque.)

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Butchering is fun, if you do it indoors with friends/family
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Anyone who tells you feral hog, or any wild meat, isn't any good ... especially if you like barbeque
Probably a good idea to make sure it is very well cooked. There is a good reason that those people that survived 1000s of years cooking over campfires have rules against eating wild pigs


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« Reply #8799 on: June 24, 2015, 08:57:39 AM »
Anyone who tells you feral hog, or any wild meat, isn't any good is usually butchering it wrong after letting it sit around in the heat rather than chilling it right away - it's DELICIOUS - or, less often, they shot some older male hogs in poorer health.

Meh.  I think it depends on the meat you get.  I've had deer many times.  It's always gamey, and too lean.  Hunting usually took place in November, so air temperature was typically cooler than a refrigerator.  Moose on the other hand, always tastes good.