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Very true. I mulled the concept over more during the day after posting and also realized another benefit, the topmost point in the string also provides the exact crosspoint for any vertical line in the drawing. This would need to be measured each time otherwise, so after additional consideration I can see it being very valuable. I haven't had to do a perspective drawing in years, but I can see giving this a try immediately if I ever have to in the future. :)
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How did "the whole store" find out about it? I've never had a Wendy's call out a name when it is placed on an order. Seems like the only way everyone in the place would have known about it would be by making an issue of it. Not saying it was right to do, it could/should have been addressed privately with the manager (if they, indeed, didn't call it out loud to the restaurant). So I would think making an issue of it is where the public humiliation aspect would have started.
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Not to be "that guy" in the comments, but this isn't really a "trick" and is actually more complicated than it needs to be. In ARCH 101 we were taught how to do this, but the only instrument you need is a single straight edge (and a pencil, of course). Once you place 2 points on the horizon (which this person has also done, using them as the anchor points for the string) you simply place the straight edge on either of those points, at any angle you want. Any ray from either of those points along the straight edge will intersect any vertical line along the correct projection of the perspective. It's the same concept as shown here, but if you don't have a string and paper clip, it can be done just same way (as it always traditionally has) with just a straight edge. This just seems to be complicating a basic technique.
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I remember in Stephen King's "Cujo" how a version of this was integrated... only a bit more "gruesome". One morning a kid started vomiting blood after eating cereal. The mom panics and goes to the hospital, only to find it was just regular vomit, but the red food coloring in the cereal made it seem like it was blood. They changed to formulation and all was well, but the nationwide panic and blood-vomiting kids meant the cereal never recovered its popularity. (Loosely remembered from 30 years ago)
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Yeah, general mills have a statement on their site. They changed *all* of their cereals a few years ago to incorporate more healthy ingredients (and conform to the needs to gluten-free eaters, if I remember correctly). The monster cereals are part of the swath that will never be the same due to it. :(
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"The odd thing about The KLF is that Americans don’t really remember them."
Some of us do... very well.
Anytime things start to get hectic in life (crazy traffic, pushy crowds, etc) I always think (or say softly) "Everybody lie down on the floor and keep calm". If you were a fan of the KLF, that just brought a smile to your face. :)
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people like her are alive today cause its w̶r̶o̶n̶g̶ illegal to hunt them for sport

Fixed that for you. I think if we could get the laws changed for people specifically like this, few of us would have any moral reservations about it. ;)
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Texas: Did you ride a horse to school? (I had never been near a horse in my life)
What is with "Don't Mess With Texas" we see it on signs everywhere, is that a gun thing? (No, it means don't litter)
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There is a component to keep in mind here, especially for active players who might get traded at any time (so this isn't likely to be their lifetime home). For the most part this is just asset management. You could buy something small and cheap, while putting your money in the bank, but there's a better chance for a higher return percentage-wise when you sell the property than the interest rate if you just left it in the bank. Interest rates are so low these days that even after the housing crash you're still more likely to be able to earn a better return reselling an expensive asset than what you would get keeping the principle in the bank. People who don't have tons of discretionary income often don't understand that expensive items for the rich are really just another place to store money temporarily for a fairly-guaranteed return (art, exotic cars, property, etc).
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