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April 24, 2020


Last night’s thriller-writing project revealed several things:

  • You people are insane.
  • Some of you are very bad at following instructions.
  • But mainly you are out of your minds.
  • There is no need to refrigerate ketchup or mustard.
  • Seriously, you should consider therapy.

Nevertheless the thriller has been optioned by Netflix and is scheduled to be released next Monday as a 10-episode miniseries starring Kiefer Sutherland as both special agent Bart Probe and the First Lady. So good work everyone!

Tonight is an open thread, which means you may post any comment you want, as long as it contains the phrase “by and large.”


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By and Large
BUY and Enlarge
BYE an agrandir

By and large, I find that having a spark of insanity inspires people to keep their social distance.

From Merriam-Webster:

By and large is originally a sailing term meaning "alternately close-hauled and not close-hauled." A ship that is sailing "close-hauled" is sailing as directly into the wind as possible (typically within about 45 degrees of the wind). The "by" part of the phrase means "close-hauled." (This "by" also appears in the term full and by, meaning "sailing with all sails full and close to the wind as possible.") "Large," by contrast, refers to a point of sail in which the wind is hitting the boat "abaft the beam," or behind the boat's widest point. A 1669 example of a variant spelling of "by and large" gives us a sense of the range implied: "Thus you see the ship handled in fair weather and foul, by and learge" (S. Sturmy, Mariners Magazine). The suggestion of a wide range carries over into the term's "in general" sense.

However my take on it is that if I'm out sailing and I see an object by and large, like another boat or a pier or outcropping of rocks by me that is large, I'm getting the heck out of it's way.

These are by and large the biggest booties in rap music today...


By and large, the best sign I've seen so far is this one:

This, too, shall pass.
It may pass like a kidney stone, but it'll pass.

These are by and large the biggest natural breasts in the world...


Each day through my window I watch her as she passes *by*
I say to myself you're such a lucky guy,
To have a girl like her is truly a dream come true
out of all the fellows in the world she belongs to me.
But it was Just my imagination,
once again runnin' away with me.
It was just my imagination runnin' away with me.

*Large* is not used in the song, so I guess I'll use it here.

Seen on Imgur:

(By and large,) Of all the things I learned in grade school, trying to avoid cooties was the last one I expected to use.

By and large, nursecindy is as good a Facebook group administrator as Suzie Q Wacvet, if not better.

"By and Large" could easily fit the description of my first ex-wife.

Prior to a surgical intervention, this man was by and LARGE the fattest man in the world...


This is by and large the world's largest ball of twine...


The world's biggest tire by and large is in my hometown of Allen Park, Michigan...


Since Netflix has picked up our writings for a series this means, by and large, we'll all get a cut of the royalties?
Back at you Sue.

I went to Home Depot today and buy a large amount of lumber. So much so, that it wouldn't fit in my truck.

Dave is a world famous author; but, by and large, he has somehow unintentionally become the babysitter for his fan club.

This is by and large the world's biggest roll of toiletpaper...


By and large, the biggest poop ever recorded was in my home state of Michigan...

(WARNING - NSFW and do not try this at home)


By and large, for most of us, being in jail is better than being isolated and quarantined. In jail, someone cooks your meals, changes your bed, and does your laundry for you.

By and large, I am ready to order this.



Further proof that you and Cardi B are, by and large, the exact same person:

Cardi B tweets "People who put their ketchup in the fridge are not to be trusted," https://mobile.twitter.com/iamcardib/status/1159654025215848451

By and large, these are the world's biggest...


"By and large" is how some people describe themselves on personal ads.

By and large, this is the worst excuse of a musical group ever...



By and large, I am immensely glad not to have been on the team that had to verify the world's largest poop.

I saw By and Large open for Gary Puckett and the Union Gap in Buffalo back in 1969

I saw By and Large open for Gary Puckett and the Union Gap in Buffalo back in 1969

"Buying large" is what this woman had to do...


Peoper use of the phrase, "By and large"



Proper use of the phrase,
"Kick Ass"


By and large, I have absolutely no idea what day of this may be. Unless I look at my pill case.

Pharmaross's link as a link.

(I assume all the link schools are closed due to the virus)

Y'all wrote a thriller without me? By and large, I'm miffed!

By and large, the thriller was kick ass!

Did Stephen King start a short story on this site a few weeks ago? (Maybe it was somewhere else)

I think therefore I by and large am.

That's one small step for man and one by and large step for mankind.

Born to be by and large wild.

Can't we all just by and large get along.

Paul is by and large dead.

We the People by and large of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union...

I did not by and large have sexual relations with that woman.


Here is a page that includes a David Attenborough video.

It is about the Gippsland Earthworm, which is the largest earthworm in the world.

Since earthworms are hermaphrodites, Gippsland Earthworms are both bi and large.

By and large, the whale disappeared when the dynamite exploded.

Ingesting disinfectants will by and large make the coronavirus go away and immediately stop all past, present and future financial obligations.

Select the correct answer...

Rosie O'Donnell is

A. Bi

B. Large

C. A Barge

At the grocery store, I drove by and large lines kept me from stopping.

All Omnicient Mystic pharmaross...

The answer: Bi and large

The question: Describe Rosie O'Donnell in 3 words.

By and large CORN TEEN is the best homeschooled spelling of quarantine out there.

On the whole, I think we're all entitled to know what brainwave set off the " by and large " fixation, all things considered, that is.

I don't care if i am accused of being a toilet paper hoarder. I am buy and large quantities.

If you are bi and marge then have a good day!

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