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Title: Topicless
Post by: Talix on January 04, 2007, 06:58:12 PM
I see you, Slippy!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: slippy on January 04, 2007, 06:59:49 PM
I can't even see myself!
I'm outta practice.
It took me far too long to find the "reply" link.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 04, 2007, 07:35:00 PM
WOOOOO!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: slippy on January 04, 2007, 07:38:57 PM
WHOOOOOAAAAA!!!!

*writes name in snow with pee*
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 04, 2007, 11:58:01 PM
For tradition's sake, I gave this thread The Sticky.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: thegrue on January 05, 2007, 03:50:33 AM
This thread gives me a sticky.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on January 05, 2007, 09:35:43 AM
:knotty
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on January 05, 2007, 09:41:14 AM
My co-worker saw this bumper sticker and I must have it!

"I'm driving fast because I have to poop"

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on January 05, 2007, 12:38:21 PM
There was supposed to be a chance of rain last night, and some winds this morning. Well, the rain was more a light sprinkle but for us that's a gullywasher. And the wind did come. There's a fairly large area without power nearby.

There's also our house without power, and we are not in the zone the electric company was noting on the recording.

My wife had to go check the breakers, because her beloved roses are not only growing three feet in front of the panel, they are also growing across the front of it. Nothing was wrong, and she's pissed at me because I made her knees and wrists cold and she stepped on one of the "cute rocks" so her ankle hurts.

I told her that I was having trouble getting at the box last month. I told her that was a bad place to put a bush last spring. But it's still my fault.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on January 05, 2007, 01:24:36 PM
Kill the rose bush.
Get some aphids or other nasties and let them have at it.
Then, blame nature.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: BizB on January 05, 2007, 01:55:52 PM
I told her that I was having trouble getting at the box last month. I told her that was a bad place to put a bush last spring. But it's still my fault.
FQTOOCOTD
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on January 05, 2007, 03:16:45 PM
I told her that I was having trouble getting at the box last month. I told her that was a bad place to put a bush last spring. But it's still my fault.
FQTOOCOTD


:galm
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 05, 2007, 03:18:44 PM
You know how on Fark everything eventually turns into a poop thread? Well I'm thinking here at BC the tendency is toward labial jewelery.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on January 05, 2007, 03:28:51 PM
I thought this was a fairly simple question but apparently not. I asked some co-workers what the conversion was for lbs to gallons. How many lbs are in a gallon?

I thought a simple approximate answer was forthcoming but instead I get:

Well, it depends what you are converting. Everything weighs differently. If you’re talking about water that only weighs 0.83blahblahblah. You’re really talking about two different things.

Geesh. I never knew such a simple question could go unanswered.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on January 05, 2007, 03:32:47 PM
So all you people are using these smileys that no longer exist

Do you just remember the names of what they were called?

Or is there some secret society with a special board that still have access to these icons that I can no longer see? Cause all I have are the sucky sucky ones and I find it funny that we're still typing out the old ones.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on January 05, 2007, 03:51:07 PM
As if I would be invited to the special board? The ones I remember were called by:

:tal :dogbone :galm :popcr0n :hisey :hoss :banana :shock :nanaparty :shamrock :hug :kiss :bj :ezboards :confused :) :( :lol :o :eyeroll
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: SMJW on January 05, 2007, 03:54:36 PM
Behind his back, she talks. She tells the fellas everything she thought she heard him say. Of course, she isn't certain. That doesn't stop her though. She just keeps jacking her jaws. I think she gets off on it. She doesn't need a penis at all, just words. Her words. She talks about everything she knows (which, consequently, is a whole hell of a lot). If she didn't experience it, her "friend" did. Her friend knows a hell of a lot too, she told me. I'm so sick of listening to what all she's done and her exaggerated stories. So what you go to Cancun once a year with your "friend" (never GIRL"friend" mind you). As if the close quartered mullet isn't enough. Go comb it. Run your fingers through it. Doesn't that long in the back mane feel silky smooth? It's hard to drive me to disrespect, but you've succeeded. With you, always wanting to know the business that isn't yours. Me, resigning myself to being mute in your presence. What situation will you create today? What did you hear me say or see me do? Go ahead and tell, but pose it in a way that you're not telling at all. Just talk about it. Let it have a life of it's own once you've put it on the table. Hell, you're only 53 going on high school drama queen.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on January 05, 2007, 04:04:05 PM
awesome!

 :D :D :D
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on January 05, 2007, 04:23:41 PM
I told her that I was having trouble getting at the box last month. I told her that was a bad place to put a bush last spring. But it's still my fault.

I... I..... there are so many things I could say about that. :knotty

But seriously, I did the exact same thing. Planted a climbing rose bush where? Right between the front forch and the spiggot. Watering the front garden was avery painful experience last year.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on January 05, 2007, 04:24:42 PM
Wait..... which one has the mullet?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: SMJW on January 05, 2007, 04:33:27 PM
Wait..... which one has the mullet?

The one that goes to cancun with her "friend".  The one that thinks she knows everything.  The one that lives just to talk about other people's lives.  She just makes shit up.  It's ridiculous.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on January 05, 2007, 04:38:48 PM
Cruiser has a mullet now?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on January 05, 2007, 04:41:51 PM
:spittake

i think i just peed my pants

+2 applaud


oooh. that's warm.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on January 05, 2007, 04:43:02 PM
I thought this was a fairly simple question but apparently not. I asked some co-workers what the conversion was for lbs to gallons. How many lbs are in a gallon?

I thought a simple approximate answer was forthcoming but instead I get:

Well, it depends what you are converting. Everything weighs differently. If you’re talking about water that only weighs 0.83blahblahblah. You’re really talking about two different things.

Geesh. I never knew such a simple question could go unanswered.


Yep, a gallon is a measure of volume, whereas a pound is a measure of weight.  So depending on the density of the material the conversion will be different.  If you need some links I have some that I use at work.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on January 05, 2007, 04:52:59 PM
And just for confusion's sake: isn't a cubic millimeter of pure water at some temp (20C?) 1 gram?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on January 05, 2007, 04:53:58 PM
I believe the metric system is weird that way.  Simpletons don't even have to memorize formulae.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 05, 2007, 04:56:42 PM
And just for confusion's sake: isn't a cubic millimeter of pure water at some temp (20C?) 1 gram?

cubic centimeter of pure water at STP (20C temp and 100 hPa pressure) weighs just under a gram.

A liter masses about one kilogram (litre masses one kilogramme, for you silly britoids)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on January 05, 2007, 05:01:46 PM
And just for confusion's sake: isn't a cubic millimeter of pure water at some temp (20C?) 1 gram?

cubic centimeter of pure water at STP (20C temp and 100 hPa pressure) weighs just under a gram.

A liter masses about one kilogram (litre masses one kilogramme, for you silly britoids)
what's a factor of one thousand between friends?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on January 05, 2007, 05:05:37 PM
Depends on which direction I guess...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on January 05, 2007, 05:25:44 PM
Geek debate!


That's hott
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 05, 2007, 05:27:44 PM
As you say, it's trivial. Sometimes it's a boon, like all those great pictures we're getting from the Mars probe. Pictures, of Saturn.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hackess on January 05, 2007, 08:18:44 PM
Cruiser has a mullet now?

:notworthy
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on January 05, 2007, 11:46:14 PM
cubic centimeter of pure water at STP (20C temp and 100 hPa pressure) weighs just under a gram.

Waitaminnit, temperature affects mass?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on January 06, 2007, 12:09:07 AM
No, it affects density, or, more accurately, volume. Warmer water takes up more space, see. So a cubic centimeter of water at 35C is lighter (in weight) than a cc at 20C.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on January 06, 2007, 12:39:58 AM
Well that makes perfect sense.

I'm going to go ahead and tell myself that I woulda caught that if I hadn't been drinkin.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: unclejessie on January 06, 2007, 12:55:58 AM
I woulda caught that if I hadn't been drinkin.

My eight grade baseball coach didn't buy that and neither am I.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on January 06, 2007, 01:01:20 AM
Fortunately, I'm gullible.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on January 06, 2007, 12:11:42 PM
Zorg bait:

This (http://www.kiehls.com/_us/_en/catalog/product.aspx?CatCode=AXE_Face&TopCat=F2_Without_SPF&TopCode=Face_Normal_Dry&prdcode=622&) contains "Antarcticine–a Glycoprotein extracted from microorganisms sourced from sea glaciers and notable for an ability to protect skin from cold temperatures."

 :o
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 06, 2007, 12:57:22 PM
You know how they say there are certain fish species out there, that you haul them out of the water and they freeze solid in an instant, you defrost them and they freaking swim away?

It's true. I've seen it. It's them glycoproteins. They keep ice crystals from forming points that poke through the cell membranes, or some such mumbo jumbo.

I wonder if loading up mountain climbers with this stuff might protect them from frostbite. Just a thought.

I've also eaten krill, and frankly, Scarlett, I'm glad I'm not a whale. I'd like to see that in an Iron Chef competition. Make Sakai deal with that.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on January 06, 2007, 01:55:44 PM
Aren't there worms that chunnel through glaciers like it was no big thang?
That's neat.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on January 06, 2007, 09:56:04 PM
Snarkerella McViperpants

I fucking laugh so hard at that name.

Awesome, and thanks!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on January 07, 2007, 11:15:37 PM
Biscuit is a dumbass.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: SMJW on January 07, 2007, 11:26:28 PM
Defect <3 Bocephus
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: suitep on January 08, 2007, 12:18:23 AM
Biscuit is a dumbass.

That reminds me. Do we have a non sequitur thread yet?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on January 08, 2007, 02:05:14 PM
Yep
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Post by: Irish on January 08, 2007, 04:24:17 PM
Craigslist - Free Listings

Free Carpet (Affton)

Free wood (St.Peters/O'Fallon)

This made me giggle. Gawd I need to grow up.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on January 08, 2007, 04:33:09 PM
That is pretty funny :galm
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Post by: whidB on January 08, 2007, 05:26:14 PM
:irish
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on January 08, 2007, 09:06:59 PM
Don't mind me, I'm just here because I want to become a full member.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: SMJW on January 08, 2007, 09:48:06 PM
welp, I guess you could say he done gone and done it.  You can tell I ain't too pleased about it.  He don't know what he's missin'.  He ain't gonna be laughin' when we're all at the picnic eatin' them shrimp off the barbie.  Mama, called it a barbie, I guess it just kind of stuck.  Anytime any of us is grillin' all them good steaks out, we call it barbie city.  Fill them plates up with the manna from heaven! Daddy'd say that.  Then James Mikey came to the barbie and said he didn't want none.  Said he'd had enough of it and he was tryin' somethin' different for a change.  I'll be damned if he didn't just put some lettuce and carrots on his plate.  That all you gonna eat, I said.  Yep, he said.  We all just sort of looked at him.  I told him that it wasn't no garden party.  Ain't nobody tending to their cabbage.  Ain't no man supposed to live like a rabbit (unless you wanna count the humpin' part).  I mean, eatin' salad before a meal is one thing.  It ain't called the main course.  Then he went on with some shit about how theres other things to eat besides lettuce.  Tell me about 'em then, I said.  You know what he told me?  Tofu.  I ain't never heard the likes of it.  I'll tell you one thing.  When I die, I ain't wantin' nothin' like that taken to my kin.  Just have a barbie over at sissys house and pile that fried chicken to the sky.  Like a monument to my meat eatin' family that lived before me. 
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on January 09, 2007, 12:54:19 PM
Wells Fargo has a relatively new policy. If they think it's fraud, they disallow the transaction on a debit card. You have to call them to reset the card afterwards.

I tried to renew the registration on the domains expiring next month. The registrar is in Switzerland. I do this every two years. But, the policy wasn't there two years ago.

Hopefully they'll keep the info for two years from now.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on January 09, 2007, 02:18:40 PM
Mama, called it a barbie, I guess it just kind of stuck. 

i remember that about mama. that fucker james mikey had better check hisself before he wreck hisself.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on January 09, 2007, 03:09:33 PM
I get so tired of idiots.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on January 09, 2007, 03:29:47 PM
I get so tired of idiots.

:'(
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on January 09, 2007, 03:30:08 PM
I'm not talking about you this time
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on January 09, 2007, 03:31:51 PM
I'm not talking about you this time

wow! i'm marking the calendar for this!  ;D
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on January 09, 2007, 03:33:10 PM
:galm
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on January 10, 2007, 10:16:32 PM
The other day I made myself some herbal tea and walked back to my desk to drink it.  As soon as I put it to my lips I felt a sharp stabbing pain in my nose.  I flailed around wildly trying to get whatever it was OUT. 

It was a stirrer straw. 

I shoved a stirrer straw up my nose at work.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on January 10, 2007, 10:21:09 PM
OUCH!
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Post by: hajen on January 10, 2007, 10:45:42 PM
Holy CARP that story made me think of this: linky to image (http://i.thefairest.info/funniest_thumbs/yaHYaY.jpeg)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on January 10, 2007, 10:47:33 PM
I wish I hadn't looked at that.

My story reminded ME of a low-rent MrDark-type story.  Except mine didn't invoice powdery snot and public humiliation.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on January 10, 2007, 10:51:55 PM
Yeah, I didn't want to display the image because it gives me the willies. Should've warned too.
"THAT COULD'VE GONE INTO YOUR BRAIN!"
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: sm0k4 on January 11, 2007, 06:49:42 AM
That dude could have a truly horrific future in pr0n.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on January 11, 2007, 07:07:01 AM
I wish I hadn't looked at that.

My story reminded ME of a low-rent MrDark-type story.  Except mine didn't invoice powdery snot and public humiliation.

:galm

You've been working too hard, Feff!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on January 11, 2007, 11:56:33 AM
That dude could have a truly horrific future in pr0n.

ACK.
Brain bleaching, aisle seven, plz.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on January 11, 2007, 12:41:15 PM
That dude could have a truly horrific future in pr0n.

:galm
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on January 11, 2007, 12:46:16 PM
I wish I hadn't looked at that.

My story reminded ME of a low-rent MrDark-type story.  Except mine didn't invoice powdery snot and public humiliation.

:galm

You've been working too hard, Feff!

OMFG.   :D
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on January 11, 2007, 02:46:34 PM
Hey,

Would someone be so kind as to send me a private message on here? I want to see how they work, what they look like, etc.

Thanks in advance.

Please don't expect a reply
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on January 11, 2007, 03:16:59 PM
thanks. it actually took me a while to notice i had messages.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on January 11, 2007, 08:28:13 PM
(emos moved)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on January 13, 2007, 04:58:18 PM
Poor Peyton looks like a deer in big purple headlights.  And the Colts are ahead!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on January 15, 2007, 11:24:34 AM
So, I know that I should quit smoking. My boyfriend does not smoke and I think as a general rule it's bad to mix smoking habits. He hates it and I understand. It smells and I smell.

Yesterday I went to take a hit off my inhaler and noticed it was almost out. Yikes, I bought this thing maybe 2-3 weeks ago. That's a lot of puffing and inhaling. A lot. Normally it used to take me months and months to go through one inhaler. It's almost become a habit in and of itself. I smoke a cigarette and then take a hit of the inhaler.

I've never in my life, since having asthma since second grade, gone through an inhaler so quickly. So, I suppose it's time to quit as my health is not so healthy and I'm getting ready to move in with a non-smoker.

I haven't had a smoke since last night at 7 pm. The problem is I know I should quit, but you know, I really just don't want to.  And since I don't truly want to quit, I'm pretty sure I won't. So, should I just go ahead and cave now instead of later? If i'm going to be smoking later tonight at 5 pm why in the hell wait that long? I should just go buy a pack now and get it over with and be in a better mood.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on January 15, 2007, 07:07:54 PM
I think your increased inhaler use is a giant warning sign that if you continue to smoke, you may not see the other end of 50. Or 40. If the smoking doesn't kill you, an asthma attack will. :(

As someone who is married to a smoker (and who has asthma), I know that his cough has become more frequent and more serious over the last 6 years. He keeps making excuses for not quitting: "I need it to handle all the stress I'm having right now." Well, we share the same stresses, but somehow I don't need a cigarette to deal with it.

No, I'm going to be a hard nose on this: is smoking really more important to you than being with your loved ones or living without an inhaler? Because that blows my mind.

Nicotine gum is your friend.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on January 16, 2007, 10:06:49 AM
I can quit anytime, I just don't want to. I like it. And yes, it's important. It's like a really good dear friend. Non-smokers just don't get it. True smokers (even ones that have quit) do get it. They understand.

As far as the stress goes, everybody deals with that in different ways. Again, have you ever been a smoker? Because if you have I'm certain you would understand it more, maybe not agree fully, but you would understand.

I miss my Cigarette. That's my friend.

I haven't smoked yet so I'm officially smoke free now for 38 hours. Like I said, I know I don't need one, but I really really want it.

It hurts when I take a deep breath in. I'm kind of gaging myself by that. Once I can inhale deeply without feeling any restrictions is when I figure it's safe to start smoking again. I did quit for a year but it was kind of the same thing. I didn't really want to but I did. It was very easy to go back.




Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on January 16, 2007, 04:16:52 PM
I smoked as a teenager, but I don't know if that really counts. I had asthma, so I eventually quit -- the wheezing just didn't work with the punk rock lifestyle.

When I was in college, I smoked clove cigarettes, but that probably doesn't count either. Again, the asthma thing got in the way. I didn't like getting winded when we were slam dancing. :D

My dad quit smoking about a dozen years ago and says he misses it every day. He loves it when my husband is visiting him, because he gets to live vicariously through Steve's cigarette breaks. But my dad's doctor gave him the ultimatum, which I paraphrased before: is smoking really more important to you than being with your loved ones? It gave my dad pause, and he decided to quit.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: BizB on January 16, 2007, 04:29:13 PM
This Saturday, I will have 4 years smoke-free behind me.

Quitting was the hardest thing I've ever done.  I still get mini-cravings from time to time.  They're generally situational, like coming out of a movie or something like that.  Then, there are times when I can't stand the smell of a cigarette.  For example, at a red light, if a cigarette smell is coming through an open window in my car, that pisses me off.

When I hear that the end of the world is near, I'll light up again.  I was one of those people about whom people would comment, "Pete really really looks like he's thoroughly enjoying that cigarette with every puff."
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on January 16, 2007, 05:06:54 PM
"is smoking really more important to you than being with your loved ones?"

Well the obvious answer is that smoking is not as important. However, sayings like that don't make me want to quit. Guilt trips by the boyfriend don't do it either. I feel bad being around him and if I quit it would be more for me to make it easier on myself than whatever reasons he has for wanting me to quit.

Now back when I did quit for that year period he did tell me that my skin smelled different. He wasn't talking about the smoke smell that lingers after you smoke one....but just the overall scent my skin had. I thought that was a bit interesting.

I never noticed how bad it smelled until I did quit. Now I don't notice as much but I much more aware when smoking these days.

What gets me is the people who go ten years and still miss it. Then one day they just start up again.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on January 16, 2007, 05:07:24 PM
I smoked as a teenager, but I don't know if that really counts. I had asthma, so I eventually quit -- the wheezing just didn't work with the punk rock lifestyle.

When I was in college, I smoked clove cigarettes, but that probably doesn't count either. Again, the asthma thing got in the way. I didn't like getting winded when we were slam dancing. :D

My dad quit smoking about a dozen years ago and says he misses it every day. He loves it when my husband is visiting him, because he gets to live vicariously through Steve's cigarette breaks. But my dad's doctor gave him the ultimatum, which I paraphrased before: is smoking really more important to you than being with your loved ones? It gave my dad pause, and he decided to quit.

I've never smoked but I was subjected to second hand smoke the first 18 years of my life.  It definitely affects the asthma, which I have, and will affect your quality of life over time.  My father quit after he was diagnosed with emphasema in his early 50s.  The same thing killed his father.  My mother quit but only lasted a little over a year.  She really enjoys it and is a total addict.  

Anyway my point was I went to The Applicators, The Stitches, and The Texas Thieves show on Friday and was sucked into the pit and did some slam dancing of my own.  Good times.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on January 16, 2007, 05:10:31 PM
i know as soon as i hang out with a smoker i am doomed. doomed.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on January 16, 2007, 05:15:02 PM
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I've never smoked but I was subjected to second hand smoke the first 18 years of my life.  

So did your parents smoke in the car with you in the backseat like mine did when I was a kid? And didn't roll down the window while they were doing it? Yup. Asthma. And now chronic bronchitis.

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I feel bad being around him and if I quit it would be more for me to make it easier on myself than whatever reasons he has for wanting me to quit.

Of course you should only do it for you, absolutely. I just thought it was interesting that my dad's doctor posed it to him in that way -- that if he wouldn't do it for himself, consider doing it for the people you love who want you to be around for a long time.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on January 16, 2007, 05:50:43 PM
My mother was the worst, she'd have at least one burning cigarette in every room of the house, just so she wouldn't have to take more that a few steps to get her fix.  I used to get in trouble for puring water on the fires.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on January 17, 2007, 12:41:21 PM
I can't seem to understand how my health insurance coverage works. I spent over 20 mins on the phone with a customer service rep and all I understood was that I'm getting screwed but not exactly why.

I could scream right now.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: BizB on January 17, 2007, 12:47:08 PM
Quote
I understood was that I'm getting screwed
You've got a great handle on the situation.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on January 17, 2007, 01:00:52 PM
I have a functional understanding of my policy. If I do X, then Y occurs. I have no desire to try W or Q - I think I'd be arrested.

And yet, I need to look into being sent home if I'm in another country. I'm not looking forward to this.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on January 17, 2007, 01:37:45 PM
The muscle directly under my right eye has started to twitch.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on January 17, 2007, 06:30:48 PM
The muscle directly under my right eye has started to twitch.

That's not covered, ya know.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: unclejessie on January 17, 2007, 06:54:38 PM
The muscle directly under my right eye has started to twitch.

Drink more.....water.


Eventually.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on January 18, 2007, 01:07:47 AM
Vista. Signed by Bill Gates himself! (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000M2WPIQ/ref=amb_link_4253242_1/103-6062796-7801463)

Cursed ice isn't letting me :bolt
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on January 18, 2007, 11:49:16 AM
The muscle directly under my right eye has started to twitch.

That's not covered, ya know.

smite!

(but funny)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on January 18, 2007, 06:06:18 PM
Okay, what's the disturbance in the force?  I haven't slept for two nights - it's as if I've forgotten how.  I don't have any special anxiety at the moment - whose am I getting?

*will be out of class after Friday*
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 18, 2007, 06:16:56 PM
Shit, it's gotta be me. I've been under astonishing amounts of stress but I've been sleeping like a Benadryl'd baby.
I'm so sorry.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on January 18, 2007, 06:32:34 PM
Benadryl gets me wired.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: BizB on January 18, 2007, 06:34:55 PM
We ADD/ADHD people get wired on such things.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on January 18, 2007, 07:11:20 PM
Dammit, zorg, OWN YOUR STRESS.
Poor Talix!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on January 18, 2007, 07:13:44 PM
We ADD/ADHD people get wired on such things.

So that's what I have.  I've never been able to focus my attention long enough to have it diagnosed.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on January 18, 2007, 08:59:36 PM
No stress here. But I have been motivated lately.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on January 19, 2007, 12:36:09 AM
It's me. The Percoset knocked me out for an unprecedented 10 (uninterrupted) hours of sleep last night.

I didn't know it meant passing the sleep disturbance problems on to someone else. :(
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on January 19, 2007, 08:41:43 AM
I finally slept last night.  Sweet Jeebus!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hackess on January 19, 2007, 02:24:06 PM
Okay, what's the disturbance in the force?  I haven't slept for two nights - it's as if I've forgotten how.  I don't have any special anxiety at the moment - whose am I getting?

*will be out of class after Friday*

Not me. I'm doing quite well this week and getting shit done.

Quote
I finally slept last night.  Sweet Jeebus!

YAY!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on January 21, 2007, 01:15:23 AM
My wife got me a little something for the first day to make it feel comfortable and familiar. The home spray version of http://www.cbihateperfume.com/CBinthelibrary.html
Between this guy and Black Phoenix, we're going a bit scent crazy.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: sm0k4 on January 21, 2007, 09:37:54 AM
My wife got me a little something for the first day to make it feel comfortable and familiar. The home spray version of http://www.cbihateperfume.com/CBinthelibrary.html
Between this guy and Black Phoenix, we're going a bit scent crazy.

WANT
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on January 21, 2007, 11:53:43 AM
Oh wow.
That looks dangerous to the wallet.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: thegrue on January 21, 2007, 03:57:52 PM
Yes. Yes it does.

*backs away from the clicky-clicky*
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hackess on January 21, 2007, 04:50:28 PM
My wife got me a little something for the first day to make it feel comfortable and familiar. The home spray version of http://www.cbihateperfume.com/CBinthelibrary.html
Between this guy and Black Phoenix, we're going a bit scent crazy.

Tell me about it.  I just got over 90 imps from a single BPAL forum purchase. It's like crack, seriously.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on January 21, 2007, 10:34:26 PM
I have a friend that was supposed to send me some BPAL imps she was getting rid of but she never got around to mailing them. =( Reading that site is swoony. This CB site is similar in the timesuck and the potential cashdrop.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on January 21, 2007, 11:49:51 PM
Oh, dude, reading up on your CB guy there, he did all the scents for Demeter for over ten years.... AND he's the dude that created "Cumming: The Fragrance" (Alan Cumming's cologne). *dies*
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on January 22, 2007, 03:03:38 PM
Don't know if anybody is interested or not ....

http://shop.usps.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10152&storeId=10001&categoryId=13354&productId=11637&langId=-1

It's free boxes from the post office. They ship them to you for free. This is an example.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hackess on January 23, 2007, 02:15:55 PM
Whoa. This is perfect -- we've got some eBay selling to do.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on January 23, 2007, 03:28:18 PM
It's not bad. It didn't cost anything and they were delivered right to my door in a big box. These particular boxes aren't real big but free is free and I've got some packing to do.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: sm0k4 on January 23, 2007, 07:04:33 PM
Now, thanks to y'all, I'm about to spend a fortune at the BPAL site. Interesting forum of customer reviews there, too.

This quote made me splort: Also, if this is the scent of the Antichrist, I want to get in his pants.  :rollin
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hackess on January 23, 2007, 09:24:45 PM
Now, thanks to y'all, I'm about to spend a fortune at the BPAL site. Interesting forum of customer reviews there, too.

This quote made me splort: Also, if this is the scent of the Antichrist, I want to get in his pants.  :rollin

Happy to enable! Happy to recommend! Even happier to trade! :)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: BizB on January 26, 2007, 08:57:21 AM
Conversation at the coffee machine this morning:
 
As Mike and John try to dispense both regular and decaffeinated coffee at the same time (it's a machine with 3 nozzles)
John: Odd... the decaf isn't working
Me: You can only dispense one at a time
John: Oh, you've tried that before?
Mike: No, it was in the memo.  Didn't you get the memo?
John: No. There was a memo?
Me: It was part of the TPS report memo.  We're putting covers on our TPS reports now.  Did you see that memo?  I can send you a copy.
Sarah (from behind me): You can never have too many copies of the TPS memo.
 
Mike and John walked away looking at Sarah and me as if we had 3 heads each.
 
I started pouring my coffee and it was coming out in a dribble.
 
Sarah:  Oh, great, now it's out of coffee?
Me: PC Load letter... What the fuck?
Sarah: This is a suck.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on January 26, 2007, 09:15:21 AM
Back up in your ass with a resurrection.

Sarah sounds cool.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on January 26, 2007, 09:17:50 AM
Oh, and you totally get applauded for color coding.

:detta
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Law on January 26, 2007, 10:15:24 AM
Oh, and you totally get applauded for color coding.

:detta

Seriously, that was the first work related conversation post I've been able to follow without difficulty.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on January 26, 2007, 01:28:29 PM
I can banter with the IT guys Office Space style, but the rest of the company is clueless.  Indeed, Sarah is kickass!

:detta
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on January 26, 2007, 01:43:44 PM
Respect.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: BizB on January 26, 2007, 04:35:31 PM
Oh my bob... (http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2007/Jan-26-Fri-2007/news/12210196.html)

tastes like I'm getting old.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on January 26, 2007, 05:01:22 PM
I saw that on TV last night.

The irony is that Michael Anthony will not be joining them -- Eddie's kid Wolfgang is taking MA's place.

 ???
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: sm0k4 on January 26, 2007, 05:53:34 PM
Oh my bob... (http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2007/Jan-26-Fri-2007/news/12210196.html)

tastes like I'm getting old.

Quote: It would be the latest coup for Palms owner George Maloof, who will open the 2,500-seat venue with a lineup that includes Tool, Evanescence, Gwen Stefani and possibly Van Halen, all in the first month.

:headbang :headbang :headbang
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on January 26, 2007, 06:36:14 PM
Okay... Tool in Vegas would be awesome.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 27, 2007, 08:03:00 PM
Must brag:

Last night: took teh w1f3 out to Opal (formerly Brigittes, and still our favorite restaurant in town) for a relaxing last dinner out before the deluge and realized as we walked up that there was a big Film Festival thing going on at the Arlington right next door -- last time we did this we got to ogle Kate Winslet -- so we walked up, and there was an interview going on, and it was Helen Mirren! So we ogled Helen Mirren for a while. Cool.

She's hot. No foolin'.

And then we had a swell dinner.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hackess on January 28, 2007, 01:22:18 PM
Ecto-1 for sale! (http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/carsforsale/cadillac/unspecified/177295.html)!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on January 29, 2007, 10:11:28 AM
Quote: It would be the latest coup for Palms owner George Maloof, who will open the 2,500-seat venue with a lineup that includes Tool, Evanescence, Gwen Stefani and possibly Van Halen, all in the first month.

No duh - they already said DLR was going to be there.

Oh - that doesn't say "a Tool" at all, does it?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Encino Man on January 29, 2007, 01:46:34 PM
Names have changed. I don't know who is new and who is old.

 :(
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on January 29, 2007, 01:51:17 PM
Quote: It would be the latest coup for Palms owner George Maloof, who will open the 2,500-seat venue with a lineup that includes Tool, Evanescence, Gwen Stefani and possibly Van Halen, all in the first month.

No duh - they already said DLR was going to be there.

Oh - that doesn't say "a Tool" at all, does it?
I think every variation of Van Halen has had one thing in common (other than Alex and Eddie): They were all composed entirely of self-centered assholes.

The possible exception being Wolfgang. I don't know enough about him to tag him with that label, but any 15-year-old on a multi-million dollar national tour is going to have an uphill battle.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on January 29, 2007, 02:31:52 PM
Eddie is an alcoholic.  Love him I do; had cancer he did, but I'm quite sure he is, in fact, just as much of a self-centered asshole.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on January 29, 2007, 02:42:01 PM
In related news: Wolfgang Van Halen is an awesome name.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on January 29, 2007, 03:24:53 PM
Watson, you poof.
Post more.

:D
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: First Post on January 30, 2007, 12:41:44 AM
I dunno, we drank a lot of Boone's Farm and got a lot of inexperienced ass to the music of Van Halen.

That shit rocked...not enough for me to care much about this whole Reunion Tour thing, probably, but it was pretty hot back in the days of mullets and Firebirds.

Michael Anthony, very underrated. They will miss his harmonies too.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on January 30, 2007, 09:16:13 AM
Michael Anthony, very underrated. They will miss his harmonies too.

True dat.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on January 30, 2007, 09:21:02 AM
I hear you can catch him doing shows with Hagar as "The Other Half" or something like that.

*wonders if that was in the linked article*

*realizes he doesn't really care*
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on January 30, 2007, 10:16:32 AM
Bit0, you need to requisition some of them Fark funds and get one of these: http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/29/robotic-arm-rides-5-cents/ (http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/29/robotic-arm-rides-5-cents/)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on January 30, 2007, 06:29:49 PM
That guy almost got parted from his cranium.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on February 01, 2007, 02:02:37 AM
I tried to show my wife the image that I'd set the site to host - she can't see it, presumably since she's not registered.

And suddenly, she had a certain song from "Man from La Mancha" in her head. When I pointed out it was my signature, she cursed my subliminal induction. "And subliminal does not mean sublime!"
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on February 02, 2007, 11:22:14 AM
anybody know where i can get a wav file of git r done by larry the cable guy? I want to be able to set up my co-workers computer so that file plays when she shuts down or starts up her computer

I can't seem to find one. I thought maybe one of you more techy savy people might know where i can get one
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Ljdjr on February 02, 2007, 09:21:55 PM
Here's one. (http://home.hawaii.rr.com/jjjjj/6709.wav)  Kinda ends quickly though.  All I could find were some free ringtones.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on February 04, 2007, 12:28:44 AM
My wife's buying Audible books to play on her iPod. Adjacent in her shopping list tonight:
Peter Pan (read by Tim Curry);
The Virtues of Aging (read and by Jimmy Carter)
Title: Before you even ask...
Post by: Talix on February 04, 2007, 03:57:20 PM
...the only thing I can figure is that it's because Prince played keyboards on the recording of "Stand Back".
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on February 04, 2007, 11:38:24 PM
Now that's a snazzy trivia tidbit I can whip out in mixed company.

Unlike, say, my c0ck.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on February 05, 2007, 09:50:15 AM
Now that's a snazzy trivia tidbit I can whip out in mixed company.

Unlike, say, my c0ck.

Don't sell yourself short.

Your cock is extremely snazzy.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on February 07, 2007, 04:17:26 PM
Biz (http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn11115&feedId=online-news_rss20)!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: BizB on February 07, 2007, 04:55:34 PM
teh funny. teh fitting.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on February 08, 2007, 10:20:03 AM
Sleep medication linked to bizarre behaviour

I didn't know you had a British counterpart!  Or is that parental Canadian influence peeking through?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on February 08, 2007, 10:51:45 AM
I chalked it up as "typo".

Crazy ass Brits.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on February 12, 2007, 07:44:58 PM
Is gomichild the same person as tsubaki from Fark?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on February 12, 2007, 08:08:12 PM
IP is from Japan.  I'm not too well versed in getting much more info.  I approved it anyway because if it's a spambot, they would have been long gone with the delay in approving the account.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on February 12, 2007, 08:11:06 PM
No, she's cool.

hajen and I know her... Oh, I guess zorgy would know her too, but he can't speak for that right now.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on February 12, 2007, 08:12:42 PM
After googling, she's a monkey filter person.  Looked fine.  Did you guys invite her?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on February 12, 2007, 08:15:41 PM
I did, she seemed a little bored with the internet whenever I mentioned it to her...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on February 12, 2007, 08:26:02 PM
Cool.  Robin and I both invited Todd Hallawell, so he might actually join when they get back from tour.  Great guy, but a forum newb.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on February 13, 2007, 12:03:58 AM
Tsubaki was in JP and is good people.
She had to bail from the Farkmod train to take care of the fam.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on February 13, 2007, 06:54:45 AM
Yeah, they're both Aussies in Japan, and I saw the Hajen connection when I Googled gomichild. Hajen was around when tsubaki was, so I thought it might be the same person. Tsubaki used to be online early in the mornings because of the time difference, and I used to talk to her a bit.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on February 23, 2007, 04:05:12 PM
So hi, happy birthday to all those whose days I missed, etc.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on February 23, 2007, 04:05:57 PM
Cripes.  I know I've been gone a while if Mo has more posts than me.

 ::)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on February 23, 2007, 04:58:13 PM
And jhust like zat, ze world is righted.  ;)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on February 23, 2007, 05:46:58 PM
There's
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on February 23, 2007, 05:47:18 PM
a thread
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on February 23, 2007, 05:47:46 PM
for this kind of thing.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on February 23, 2007, 05:48:26 PM
Ya know.  :P
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on February 23, 2007, 06:18:19 PM
Really?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on February 23, 2007, 06:18:35 PM
Where?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on February 23, 2007, 06:18:57 PM
I need to pause at 404...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on February 23, 2007, 06:20:25 PM
Ya know.  :P

 :P

Seriously, I wasn't trying to jack up my total here.  I did that in Zorg's thread.

:smooch
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on February 23, 2007, 06:30:36 PM
I need to pause at 404...

You can always continue to post but just delete one for every one you post
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on February 28, 2007, 07:20:13 PM
I made some Thin Mint ice cream.

Well, it's in the ice cream freezer now.

The ice cream part tastes like toothpaste. I don't eat mint... (the ice cream's for a coworker)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on March 01, 2007, 12:25:34 AM
I just ate an enormous bowl of Dreyer's Girl Scout Thin Mint Chocolate ice cream.

I don't know if they sell Dreyer's anywhere else in the country, but its got enormous chunks of those chocolate covered mint cookies the Girl Scouts sell, mixed into yummy chocolate ice cream.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on March 01, 2007, 12:26:55 AM
It's Edy's east of the Mississip.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on March 01, 2007, 12:58:46 PM
Yep, they're national.  Our Indianapolis stores had (had because they're closed now) Edy's, and the rest have Dreyers.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on March 01, 2007, 07:04:47 PM
It's Edy's east of the Mississip.

Yeah, that is kinda funny. The company started out as Dreyer's on the west coast and was very successful. As they moved east they hit the Mippippippi and ran right up against the long established Ice Cream brand here on the east coast called Breyer's.

They had to create a new brand for the east coast folks that didn't conflict - thus was born Edy's.

I used to work for a company that printed cartons for the company - same exact design, changed the name.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on March 01, 2007, 09:48:10 PM
It'd Dreyer's here, and I'm east of the Mississippi... Back home it was Edy's, a'course.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on March 02, 2007, 01:25:44 AM
It's Edy's east of the Mississip.

Yeah, that is kinda funny. The company started out as Dreyer's on the west coast and was very successful. As they moved east they hit the Mippippippi and ran right up against the long established Ice Cream brand here on the east coast called Breyer's.

They had to create a new brand for the east coast folks that didn't conflict - thus was born Edy's.

That's funny, because IIRC the reverse happened out here : we had Dreyer's first, then Breyer's. But Breyer's was obviously more confident of their branding than Dreyer's.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on March 02, 2007, 01:09:06 PM
Same thing with Hellmans and Best Foods.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hackess on March 02, 2007, 01:55:00 PM
Strange, I think we have all three in the stores here, but Edy's most prominently.  ???
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: BizB on March 10, 2007, 07:36:15 PM
Meteorologist ...and don't forget.  Tonight, we need to set our clocks ahead one hour.

Anchor Man: Yes, that's true.  We're doing it earlier this year.

Meteorologist We are.  Congress moved it up 3 weeks in order to conserve energy.

Anchor Man: So, does this mean that it will be warmer tomorrow because we'll have an extra hour of sunlight?

Meteorologist Well, it will be sunny later in the day, so our high temperature will happen later in the day.

Anchor Man: And it will be warmer, too.  When we come back, we have a story of a stolen baby in Texas.  But first, here are today's lottery numbers.

Meteorologist (http://www.bizb.biz/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on March 11, 2007, 01:18:00 AM
(group LOL)

AWESOME.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on March 11, 2007, 01:34:18 AM
That anchor needs something, alright. Half a brain?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on March 11, 2007, 07:33:57 AM
The clock is right!

(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/mo_d_/notworthy.gif)

I think that anchor man has come up with the solution to global warming. We just need to set the clocks back one hour every day so we'll have one hour less of sunlight  :P
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on March 13, 2007, 08:11:25 PM
Hmm... http://www.polyglot3000.com ... this could be amusing. *begins typing in the language I created in High School*
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on March 13, 2007, 08:53:20 PM
The list of supported languages is interesting. Some of the languages are extinct, and one of them is only spoken by 20 people.

I find it somewhat ironic that the software is only available for Windows.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on March 14, 2007, 12:27:34 PM
It seems like something they could easily make into a Firefox extension.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on March 14, 2007, 04:51:04 PM
There used to be one, I had it installed, but I think they didn't update it along with Firefox. I uninstalled it at some point. It was just part of Google's translation - nowhere near as extensive as the thing Storm posted.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on March 22, 2007, 12:34:53 PM
numeration - the act of counting.
enumeration - a list or catalog.
remuneration - pay for services.

For some reason, I thought the third was the same root as the others. I think I know where I screwed up on my SAT.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on March 26, 2007, 02:51:27 PM
Psi can reply to locked threads? So that's how that is done...
Title: Aw crap.
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 26, 2007, 03:55:41 PM
You know they tell you how you shouldn't drive your car in lots of short starts and stops (< 10 miles) because the exhaust system doesn't heat up enough in that time to drive off all the condensation and you get water droplets in there? You know how you always say, aw what's the worst that can happen?

I'll tell you.

Catalytic converter.

fuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuck! :shit
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on March 26, 2007, 04:07:34 PM
So you're saying a long commute is a good thing?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on March 26, 2007, 05:36:06 PM
Only if you have satellite radio.  :P
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on March 26, 2007, 07:42:36 PM
Actually Caltrain is pretty cool.  I can catch up on my reading and there's a station right by where I swim.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on March 26, 2007, 07:43:14 PM
/me realizes he's responding to a different thread
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 26, 2007, 10:38:40 PM
I followed!

/subtle
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Tripper on March 27, 2007, 12:03:37 AM
Several years ago, there was a supplier to Delta Airlines for pre-packaged condiments.  They made a real yummy ranch dressing and a line of equally good dressings and other stuff.  As a part of their agreement to supply Delta, they had to change the name of their company. 

The new name?  Naturally Fresh. 

The old name?  Eastern Foods.










(It's an airline in-joke that's actually true)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on March 29, 2007, 08:32:01 PM
I just found out why I'm so tired. It's not Wednesday anymore.

I missed putting trash out. Oopsie.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Law on March 30, 2007, 08:16:23 AM
I don't get it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on March 30, 2007, 08:27:10 AM
that's a very beautiful poem, str0rmn33d4l.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on March 30, 2007, 12:24:36 PM
Change the layout and it could be an Armando.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 08, 2007, 07:03:40 PM
So. I've been to Hollywood, I've been to Redwood, as the poet said. (and crossed the ocean, but that is another story)

If you get there early enough, the ranger gives you one of the limited number of passes. It's got the day's secret code. You drive up ten miles or so to the gate and the code lets you open it. The pavement ends, and you wind down seven miles to the trailhead with your wife making snarky comments about the pingy sounds of rocks reducing the resale value of the van. Ignore this. From there it's another mile and a half or so down to where the creek makes almost a complete circle. Somehow the basin there doesn't flood, and was apparently darn near inaccessible before the seventies (by which time they were protected). Get out on to the gravel bar and then suddenly there it is, not obvious but in retrospect The One. The (second, as of last year) tallest tree in the world.

Careful when you fall on your knees in awe, the rocks are kinda big. Ow.

Pix later.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: sm0k4 on April 11, 2007, 06:04:11 AM
Something we've always known: Being the Boobies is an art form. (http://www.bestweekever.tv/2007/04/10/icymi-first/)

Hilarious.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on April 12, 2007, 01:34:55 PM
Quiet here today...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on April 13, 2007, 11:49:16 PM
We're moving tomorrow. 

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on April 13, 2007, 11:56:40 PM
Moving? Ugh. I hope it goes well.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on April 14, 2007, 06:27:25 AM
Moving??  Where?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on April 14, 2007, 08:57:33 AM
Just down the street to a slightly smaller place.  The townhouse we're in now has a basement that we never use because it smells like cigarettes and it's 3 flights of stairs to the nearest bathroom.  We're saving quite a bit of money transferring our lease.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on April 14, 2007, 09:06:47 AM
Sounds like when we move. I *hate* moving.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on April 14, 2007, 10:14:52 AM
After moving four times in the first three years of our relationship, I told Steve that this house is going to be the second to last house I ever live in.

Also, he can bury me under a tree at the next house. I'm not moving after I'm dead either.  ;)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: GB on April 15, 2007, 07:34:07 PM
Good luck with the move!  Purging is a good move before moving into a new place. 
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on April 17, 2007, 06:51:54 PM
I called in sick today for no reason.  I just didn't feel like going in.  I thought I could get lots of unpacking done with Lilia at day care for the first time since last Thursday (the day care owner ran the Boston Marathon so she closed up shop). 

I read all day.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on April 23, 2007, 12:25:50 PM
I just connected something. The two noisiest people in the building are audiophiles that love high end home theatre systems.

I could let their advancing age take the blame, but instead I prefer to think they've deafened themselves.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on April 23, 2007, 02:49:55 PM
I'd vote for self-deafening. Sheesh I can't even go to movies without wincing from the BOOM BOOM BOOM of the audio. I think iPods, home theater systems, movie theaters, bass-blasting in the car, etc. are all causes (and symptoms) of people in general losing hearing.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 23, 2007, 03:13:11 PM
What? Can you post a little louder?

Yeah, I'm deaf. But not for any pedestrian reasons like you name.
Too many nights in too many small rooms with too many 100W Marshalls.
And Janusz Petkowski. Our drummer. Holy shit. He didn't understand how to play at anything under 11.

At parties and bars? I smile and nod a lot. A LOT.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on April 23, 2007, 03:15:18 PM
You're just telling us that so the wimmins lean in REAL CLOSE and get their lips all up near your ears, right?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 23, 2007, 03:15:53 PM
Eh?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on April 23, 2007, 03:17:55 PM
I SAID....
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on April 23, 2007, 03:20:23 PM
She's on to us.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on April 23, 2007, 03:21:31 PM
Hey, if it works it works!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on April 23, 2007, 03:24:14 PM
There's so many angles you can work when you play that evil evil rock musix.
Who'd have thought deafness was one of them?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 23, 2007, 03:43:51 PM
I have now given away all my secrets. ALL OF THEM.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on April 24, 2007, 05:16:07 PM
Quote from: my fortune cookie says
Promote literacy. Buy a box of fortune cookies today.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on April 27, 2007, 07:14:16 AM
Awesome: Three day weekend in Vegas with your husband and BFF and her husband.

Not Quite as Awesome: Being at the airport at 6 am.  When you let your in-laws in the house at 1:30 am.  And they didn't go to sleep till 2:30 am.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on April 27, 2007, 07:43:33 PM
http://www.old-picture.com/

Why have I never seen this site before? I love this stuff. Especially the Native American shots.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on April 27, 2007, 08:30:39 PM
That is a cool site. I'm into the Native American stuff too. There's some sites that tell you info on the nations (http://www.nativeamericans.com/) if you want to crossreference the tribe with places. Here's the best map (http://www.aaanativearts.com/Native_American_map.jpg) I could find right now, but I've seen a better one that had major rivers on there that was a lot better.

My family has a bunch of old pictures going back into the 1800s. Pretty interesting stuff, even if it is all old farm pics.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on April 29, 2007, 08:18:35 AM
Huh. Somebody submitted that old-picture.com to Fark yesterday. Coincidence? How do you tell who submitted links over thar?

I found it Friday while doing a GIS for "pipe".

No, I'm not going to explain why I was doing a GIS for pipe.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 29, 2007, 11:40:16 AM
Heh heh. Laying pipe. Heh heh.

Wasn't me that submitted it. I haven't submitted a link in a dog's age.

I suppose a ModAdRoot could tell you, but they's not sposed to.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on April 29, 2007, 12:37:49 PM
Me neither. My articles posted count should be holding steady at a solid 3....

But my fark account number is around 7500. Phear my l33t numb3rz!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on April 30, 2007, 09:54:09 AM
But my fark account number is around 7500. Phear my l33t numb3rz!

*polishes her 2268*

*no, that's not a euphemism*
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on April 30, 2007, 10:21:33 AM
Would you like it to be?

:knotty
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on April 30, 2007, 11:05:25 AM
Are low account numbers somehow proportionate to penis size?





....You'd better stand back while I adjust here.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on April 30, 2007, 11:05:44 AM
This (http://dilbertblog.typepad.com/the_dilbert_blog/2007/04/define_free_spe.html) was an interesting post on the Dilbert Blog.

It caught my interest. I'm also interested in whether people think the media's responsibility changes if it happens to be a homicide vs. suicide.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: BizB on April 30, 2007, 02:10:29 PM
Only good news all the time!  Learn from the Russians.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on April 30, 2007, 03:12:10 PM
I guess this means Big Media is off the hook for all those inner city murders.

*puts money on Darwin*
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 30, 2007, 04:01:11 PM
Heh. well, if you're taking Darwin, I'm taking Malthus.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on April 30, 2007, 05:07:10 PM
I'll take Swift.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on May 01, 2007, 03:15:43 PM
http://www.theonion.com/content/node/28699

"Prostitutes have long known that the average dentist, while earning almost $60,000 per year, is not generally respected by the public at large. Neither an admired craftsman nor a full-fledged member of the medical community, the dentist, more than anyone short of the chiropractor, uses conventions as an opportunity to purchase emotional gratification in the form of sex."


.... Yes I totally LOL'd. Too funny.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on May 01, 2007, 03:29:21 PM
This (http://dilbertblog.typepad.com/the_dilbert_blog/2007/04/define_free_spe.html) was an interesting post on the Dilbert Blog.

I liked Bill Maher's take on it: Don't give the assholes what they want. They killed themselves like that to get attention/famous, don't give it to them.

So social responsibility aside, at the bare least don't put the guy's name and face on TV.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on May 01, 2007, 03:43:18 PM
But my fark account number is around 7500. Phear my l33t numb3rz!

*polishes her 2268*

Your number is lower than mine?

(http://www.parseerror.com/images/moments/inconceivable/vizzini.jpg)

That would be inconceivable.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on May 01, 2007, 03:48:15 PM
Wow, I didn't realize mine was in the early five digits:

16832

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on May 01, 2007, 04:13:23 PM
I'm 5014
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on May 01, 2007, 04:21:04 PM
Well, Hajen tastes like chicken, and I'm completely jealous that the server knows that. (Knows the other name is the right one.)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on May 01, 2007, 04:45:21 PM
14585. Heh. I'm a member of the Fark Class of September 11 2001.

I first heard about Fark because wil (#9435) mentioned it on his blog.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on May 01, 2007, 04:49:10 PM
I just wanted to get the idea that she'd been in physical contact with the servers across. At 15621, I'm a late comer.

But then, with Mike at 21 and Cyberpunk at 70, I'm way late to the Cool Space.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on May 01, 2007, 05:22:55 PM
14585. Heh. I'm a member of the Fark Class of September 11 2001.

I thought you were being sarcastic. I had to go look it up. I thought you were there before I got there.

I found Fark through a link from http://sensibleerection.com/ (NSFW) which is still one of my favorite sites.

I'm inmate #5087, which was like June 2001. I wonder what the highest number was on the morning of 9/11, and what the number was by the end of the day.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on May 01, 2007, 05:45:28 PM
BBSpot is how I came to Fark, probably in late 2000/early 2001.  It wasn't until June of '01 before I got my nerve up to register an account and start commenting. (http://bbspot.com)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on May 01, 2007, 05:54:26 PM
But my fark account number is around 7500. Phear my l33t numb3rz!

*polishes her 2268*

Your number is lower than mine?

(http://www.parseerror.com/images/moments/inconceivable/vizzini.jpg)

That would be inconceivable.

I don't think that word means what you think it means.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on May 01, 2007, 05:56:04 PM
14585. Heh. I'm a member of the Fark Class of September 11 2001.

Seriously?  I can't believe you weren't around before that.  Were there even internets before I knew you?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on May 01, 2007, 06:12:41 PM
10114

i think i found fark on 9/11 too, looking for alternate news sites. i took a little while to register but i think i did so so i could post in a photoshop thread and just missed the 10,000 mark. then got involved in the forum, which was really nice for a long while actually.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on May 01, 2007, 06:27:03 PM
Were there even internets before I knew you?

*waves cane, grumbles*

Yeah I lurked for a couple months, too
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hackess on May 01, 2007, 07:54:48 PM
Heh. #132493, at your service.

Used exactly once for the HN fieldtrip to Fark.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on May 01, 2007, 08:20:17 PM
3944.

I was subliminally stalking Tal.

You see, it wasn't until I met her that the conscious stalking began.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on May 01, 2007, 08:34:52 PM
I'm low 4-digits but my husband is 3-digit, so I guess he wins that penis battle.

I found Fark late 2000 through the Fifth Fark Beatle. Signed up a couple months later.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on May 01, 2007, 09:11:38 PM
Heh. #132493, at your service.

Yeah, but you can ride in Demo's (http://cgi.fark.com/cgi/fark/users.pl?login=demosthenes) car.

I'm low 4-digits but my husband is 3-digit, so I guess he wins that penis battle.

Heh, sorry I brought it up. I was being tongue-in-cheek considering my 7500 has always been on the big end around these parts.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: sm0k4 on May 02, 2007, 06:18:59 AM
My number is like fity thou and some change. I only wish someone had told me about it earlier, especially in college. I'd have been all over that place.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on May 02, 2007, 06:09:15 PM
Same here, Smoka. I lurked for a long time before I reg'd and it was all downhill from there ;)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on May 10, 2007, 11:53:05 AM
fark account number: 5837
Account created: 2001-07-16 13:41:00

yeah I lurked for a while a bit too. no idea what I felt i had to comment on though. my co-worker turned me on to fark.

Jebus, I've known some of you since 2001. What was the year of Buffalo Party and the year of the first big Cedar Point get together?

Well my profile hasn't changed since 7 years ago. I still say the same shit. I obvioulsy need new material

I am currently in 3 monogomous relationships right now.

I also have a perfectly rational fear of anyone I can't blackmail.

I like to play hide and seek with my many different personalities.

I like to spend my free time thinking of things I could do with my free time.

Gay women always try and convert straight women. They're like Jehovah Witnesses with strap-ons.

BACK OFF GRAMMER NAZIS!!!!!!
 
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on May 10, 2007, 10:06:12 PM
So a while back, I read this article on MSN about "Eating organic & healthy for $7 a day"... Article here (http://health.msn.com/dietfitness/ArticlePage.aspx?cp-documentid=100153740)

Since then I've been borderline obsessive about trying this diet. It doesn't sound like it's very much food, or even enough calories to get through. I finally made it out to Whole (paycheck) Foods last week, bought a TON of stuff for $59. Truthfully, I had a lot of stuff at home already, including rice and some pricier stuff like olive oil and vinegar/soy sauce/spices etc. plus some organic peanut butter and almonds and dried fruit I had in the cupboard.

But I have to say, eating this way is a lot of work. Plus I've been running the dishwasher almost every night - I live by myself! So, what I've had so far: (skip this if you're bored easily)

Breakfast (x3) - tofu, steamed veggies (broccoli, carrots, celery, radishes), brown rice, soy sauce
another breakfast: a sweetened polenta made with bulk cornmeal, almonds and dried fruit
1 lunch - an egg, salad, a potato
dinners included a roasted chicken (OMG it was the best chicken I ever made - the recipe is one epicurious.com, search for "roast chicken"), chicken "chili", made with onion, garlic, canned tomato, dried pinto beans, spices, plus rice. LOTS of rice in the diet. Tonight I finally cooked all of the dark greens I'd bought. Kale, red chard, and spinach. I sauteed it all with onion, garlic, and olive oil and served it over rice. Quite good, actually.

I guess this isn't really exciting to those of you with families who probably cook all the time. So if you're cooking anyway, there are some tips in that article about where you can save a few bucks.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on May 10, 2007, 10:18:48 PM
Dang, now I'm hungry again
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on May 10, 2007, 10:35:52 PM
chicken "chili"
That just crashed my browser.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on May 10, 2007, 10:46:32 PM
But seriously. My step-sisters eat veganish, so my moms and I have picked up a lot of what they eat.

I do the tofu/vegetable/egg stir-fry a lot. I've come to like throwing curry powder in it.

Try plain yogurt cereal. Kashi Wheat Puffs, Kashi (or better) Granola, nuts (I like walnuts but it doesn't matter), rasins or berrys are nice, and possibly mix with something to add flavor. I like a little honey, jams, and lately I've been using Amish Apple Butter.

The dark green salads are the best in this kind of diet, IMHO. I find myself craving them all the time. But I always just mix a little balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt. and pepper for the dressing.



...And yes I agree, it makes for a lot of pots/pans cleaning.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on May 11, 2007, 01:05:27 AM
There are 549 results for "roast chicken", 61 for ""roast chicken"".  Can you narrow it down a bit?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on May 11, 2007, 01:12:06 AM
OMFG.  My dinner club went to a KC-style WTFBBQ (http://stansbarbq.com/) place tonight.  I ate soooo much.  I got 1/2 pound of pulled pork with 2 giant hot links and a side of creamed corn for about $13.  Had I just gotten the pork and a side it would have been $9.  Them's good prices.  My stomach almost ruptured from all the food (and I even brought some home!) and looking at the website just now made me want to barf 4 hours after eating.

That doesn't sound like high praise  :) but this place was really good.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on May 11, 2007, 07:56:43 AM
But I have to say, eating this way is a lot of work. Plus I've been running the dishwasher almost every night - I live by myself!

It's exactly the same for me on South Beach.  Lots of dishes, lots of cooking, and lots of planning ahead.  My basic slothful nature just takes a beating.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on May 11, 2007, 07:38:27 PM
There are 549 results for "roast chicken", 61 for ""roast chicken"".  Can you narrow it down a bit?

Heh. Sorry, it's the first result on google for "roast chicken" (w/o the quotes)... anyway, here's the link: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/recipe_views/views/231348
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on May 15, 2007, 12:31:23 PM
It it wrong that my first instinct was to chuckle when I read this?

The Rev. Jerry Falwell was hospitalized in "gravely serious" condition after being found unconscious Tuesday in his office at Liberty University, a school executive said
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on May 15, 2007, 12:50:11 PM
It's wrong, but you are forgiven. AAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHHA.

Some clever person on Fark wished for him to be in a persistent vegetative state indefinitely. That'd be rad.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on May 15, 2007, 12:59:14 PM
That would have been tits.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on May 15, 2007, 01:39:29 PM
Well he's dead. I'm not chuckling but I'm not mourning either.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: sm0k4 on May 16, 2007, 05:53:55 AM
I didn't even hear he was sick or "seriously grave" or whatever. I just walked past the tv and they said he was dead.

I said, "Awesome" and gave the tv the devil horns. \m/

If that's wrong I don't wanna be right.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on May 16, 2007, 08:13:33 AM
I saw a bumper sticker that said:

Iraq is Arabic for Vietnam
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on May 16, 2007, 10:09:14 AM
I saw a bumper sticker that said:

Iraq is Arabic for Vietnam

Word.

In other news, Gilmore Girls had a scene wherein the aforementioned girls were planning a roller-coaster tour o' the States.  Millennium Force was mentioned specifically.  At which point I gave them the deuces (peace sign), though I meant to do devil horns.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: sm0k4 on May 17, 2007, 06:02:59 AM
I totally cried during the last episode of GG.

/sappy dork
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on May 17, 2007, 12:52:31 PM
Is it wrong to blame Falwell's death on heterosexuality?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on May 18, 2007, 08:58:16 AM
I totally cried during the last episode of GG.

/sappy dork

Oh, please.  When Luke said "I just like to see you happy", I lost it.

Which is the only way I can explain my sobbing at Lost the next night ("#1.  The night I met you"  *uncontrollable sobbing*).  At least, that's the excuse I'm going with.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on May 18, 2007, 10:04:10 AM
When the DVD of the last season coming out! *bites nails*
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on May 18, 2007, 04:51:49 PM

Which is the only way I can explain my sobbing at Lost the next night ("#1.  The night I met you"  *uncontrollable sobbing*).  At least, that's the excuse I'm going with.

I cried during that episode too. Actually, it was at the end of the episode when he didn't die like he was supposed to!

Instead he winds up in an octopus' garden with a bunch of women.  ::)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on May 19, 2007, 01:34:20 AM
Little girl at day care: I did something gross today.
Little girl's mom: We don't say that word.
Punk:  ???
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: DisorderlyConductor on May 25, 2007, 01:32:59 PM
I miss Pandora!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on May 25, 2007, 02:11:39 PM
Huh?

Is this like a "made you look" thing?

If so, you got me.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: DisorderlyConductor on May 25, 2007, 03:02:25 PM
Nah... I got an email saying I could get it on my cell(!!!) only to get the same ol' "You live in Canada SUCKA!!!"


I want my radio back.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on May 26, 2007, 07:02:07 AM
http://irlquests.livejournal.com/
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on May 26, 2007, 02:45:16 PM
 :D
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: DisorderlyConductor on May 28, 2007, 01:38:03 AM
What's a gram worth these days?

Oh! http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/publications/price_purity/ (http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/publications/price_purity/)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on May 29, 2007, 07:33:02 PM
It's really damn quiet today. Everybody holding their breath and looking at the webcam waiting for the donkey to arrive?

Yeah, me too.
Title: News Report: Ford Motor Company to sell luxury line
Post by: BizB on May 29, 2007, 10:27:51 PM
Chevy Chase:  And now, to comment on the recent news that Ford may sell off one of their luxury lines, our own Emily Litella.
Emily Litella:  Thank you, Cheddar.
It has come to my attention that the Ford Motor Company may be offering vulva for sale.  If a company like Ford Motor Company can get away with selling.... you know... well, what's this world coming to?  There was a day when you couldn't even SAY vulva in mixed company.  Now, people throw words like 'vulva' and 'penis' around as easily as words like 'kitty' and 'Richard'.  You have to won...
Chevy Chase: Excuse me
Emily Litella: ...der what....
Chevy Chase: Excuse me, Emily.  That's Volvo, not vulva.
Emily Litella: Oh.  That's different.  Never mind.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on May 30, 2007, 02:07:04 PM
a little  story

a day in the life of Irish

Last night I got all nekkid to shower, but first I sat down on the toilet for a good ole fashioned rip em up and bleed kind of dump. Sadly I only pushed out a piece of corn though. Very disappointing. Before I began pushing though, I removed my tampon and dropped it in the bowl. As I’m sitting there my dog comes trotting in to check up on me and puts his two front paws on my knees. I give him a pat and rub and then he’s off again to chew up yet another pair of my shoes. I stand up, and like I always do, looked before I flushed. The tampon wasn’t there. Hmmm. So I kind of did a glance around the toilet but didn’t see it. I walk out into the living room to see if one of the dogs were making use of it as a fun new awesome smelling toy. They were all just lying around looking very innocent. I go back into the bathroom to re-check the floors and toilet and still can’t find it. How the hell does a tampon just disappear?

Somehow it ended stuck to my thigh. I was walking around with a used tampon on my thigh and didn’t even notice. How does that happen?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: ivan on May 30, 2007, 02:37:50 PM
I have no first-hand experience upon which to base a conjecture, but I can try running some simulations.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: BizB on May 30, 2007, 02:52:04 PM
Magnets?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on May 30, 2007, 02:56:45 PM
Or perhaps the Hutchison effect.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on May 30, 2007, 07:45:33 PM
Given the choice, what wouldn't want to be stuck to Irish's thigh?  Who could expect you to even notice anymore?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on May 30, 2007, 07:49:14 PM
I recall a certain someone being stuck to Irish's thighs in a certain park in Alexandria a couple years ago...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on May 31, 2007, 07:47:46 AM
Well, duh.  I'm crazy, not stupid.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: sm0k4 on June 01, 2007, 06:05:27 AM
Last night on tv here in Charlotte they had the dedication of the Billy Graham library. Bush 1.0, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton were there, etc. We sat there for a minute debating whether Billy Graham was dead yet, but then he hobbled across the stage. Dude was looking pretty rough with a big ol' white mullet.

Hub goes: "He looks like the dude in the painting in Ghostbusters 2!"  (http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=6594342)

And dammit if he ain't right. (http://www.answers.com/topic/vigo-the-carpathian-jpg-1) :rollin
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on June 01, 2007, 09:53:59 AM
Ha! Right on. That's funny that he would even think of that reference.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on June 01, 2007, 03:53:05 PM
They could really be the same guy.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Tripper on June 01, 2007, 04:10:26 PM
You are like the buzzing of FLIES to Vigo!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on June 01, 2007, 04:59:17 PM
You think this river of slime has anything to do with this Vigo character?

Is the atomic weight of cobalt 58.9?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: DisorderlyConductor on June 02, 2007, 07:19:17 PM
Go Ducks Go!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on June 02, 2007, 08:02:18 PM
Go Ducks Go!

Goodness. Won't they expel you from Canadia for that?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: DisorderlyConductor on June 02, 2007, 08:41:19 PM
Hells no, this is Leaf Nation, I support the white and blue wholesome and true!

However, there are definitely people who would kick my ass over it. The whole home of hockey idea and whatnot. Not that I disagree.



Ugh, Sens. I can't believe the second period it's going down like a shootout. That Getzlaf guy is a hero though.



OMFG SILVER SURFER HOLY SHIAAATTTTT!!!!

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: DisorderlyConductor on June 02, 2007, 10:15:42 PM
That was a terrible f'n hockey game. Sloppy as all hell on both ends and most of the goals were fluky. Ducks didn't even score again after I marked out for the Silver Surfer commercial. It's a series again!



I've never read comics, but the Silver Surfer is one of the guys I always thought was uber cool. I mean he rides a surf board through outer space going from planet to planet endowed with the power of the cosmos. How do you not like a guy like that?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: DisorderlyConductor on June 04, 2007, 09:57:58 PM
PSA: The Anaheim Ducks will be awarded the Stanley Cup on Wednesday. 2 minutes left in the third, you heard it here first.


Oh, I got my nipple pierced today. It's very manly :D
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on June 05, 2007, 10:32:04 AM
"Manly yes, but I like it too!"
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Soup on June 06, 2007, 06:31:13 PM
everytime I get to the site I have to log off, so hey BC and we´re having a great time and she´s coming for me soon.  He.lp.  She´ll make me have sex again.

Wish people still occupied room 303, and 302, and 301.

Great party block.  THanks. 

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on June 06, 2007, 07:00:05 PM
  He.lp. 

You'll get no help here!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on June 06, 2007, 07:01:31 PM
Go on, take one for the team.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on June 07, 2007, 08:02:00 AM
*sheepishly raises hand*

Um, I might be able to help with that... ;)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on June 07, 2007, 12:29:50 PM
Dude I would if my wife would let me.  Flamegirl is hot!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on June 07, 2007, 12:57:41 PM
Dude, who you tellin'?  I've shared a couch with her!  Mrow!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Soup on June 09, 2007, 10:29:11 AM
I had a dream last night that Susan Sarandon wanted me to break my marriage vows and bang her.

I did not yield!

I am so, like, married and stuff. 

Glad it wasn´t Joe Montana asking.  It´s hard to turn down a God.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on June 11, 2007, 11:03:35 AM
It's summer, or close enough, and no matter what we do for brushing the cats are going to have hairballs. And I know I've talked with my wife about my loathing for one class of electronic device, but I don't think the cats understand quite that much English.

So I really don't think it's any of my influence that Greyson used the color inkjet as a vomitorium. But I will laugh.

I supposed it's more of a cackle crossed with a shriek, but I'm calling it laughter.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on June 14, 2007, 03:19:24 PM
-2 Karma?

WTF?

(I'm lookin' at you, Nex)

Might be time to bust out The Hurt...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on June 14, 2007, 05:02:45 PM
Um... what?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on June 17, 2007, 10:26:48 AM
(http://www.partwizard.net/thumbnail/product/8598/200/200)

This stuff is awesome. Soft Scrub with Clorox used to be my favorite cleaner, but this stuff is taking off crap that soft scrub wouldn't have any effect on at all. I've been wanting to clean off grease build-up in the kitchen, and I thought a degreaser would work best. This was the only thing I saw in Lowe's that said degreaser on it (yeah, I didn't look very hard). I was hesitant about the name (sounds hokey), but I bought it anyway. It's also removing the latex caulk where I got carried away when I redid the kitchen. When I first put on the caulk, and put a little too much and spread it out, it didn't look bad because it was the same color white as the backboard, but over time the caulk has picked up grease and stuff because of its sticky nature. I highly recommend the stuff. I'd be hesitant about using it too much though, because it says it will take off dried latex paint, but it's great for projects like this.

/product endorsement
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on June 17, 2007, 01:03:10 PM
I also endorse this guy's artwork.

(http://www.shag.com/Madriddrawings/Untitled04.jpg)

http://www.shag.com/gallery.html
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on June 17, 2007, 01:04:11 PM
 :o

I just bought some of that!  I read online that it works pretty good (with some scrubbin', additionally) for removing graffiti from concrete block walls.  We have a bit of a graffiti problem at work.  

They used to sell concrete-colored spraypaint so you could just paint over the graffiti, but I haven't been able to find it in years.  They also used to make cardboard-colored spraypaint (for reusing boxes; not really 'paint' but a thin dye) and spray-on stainless steel, which is hardly indestructible but has too many cool uses.  Haven't seen either of those in years, either.

Haven't tried the Krud Kutter on the graffiti yet, but probably this week.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on June 17, 2007, 01:09:37 PM
!

Shag is good.  Killer Pink Panther and mod stuff.  There's a kid he also reminds me of, a guy who does retro cartoon / comic book sort of art, who's really good.  Can't think of his name right now . . . oh -- Shane Glines.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on June 17, 2007, 01:13:30 PM
Got any books on him? Like large art prints? I could wallpaper a room with that stuff.  :D
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on June 17, 2007, 01:26:58 PM
No, that stuff's too hot.  There's a lot of good (and popular) stuff that we almost never see, simply because nobody ever sells it once they get it.  Vargas, sure, we get Vargas, but we almost never get Edward Gorey.  At estate sales, maybe.

It's kind of an interesting way to rate the popularity of authors, in fact:  Who gets sold back, and who gets handed down to the next generation.  We almost never see Dave Barry or Terry Pratchett, either.

Of course, a lot of that good-and-scarce stuff gets snapped up by the staff, too.  Perks of the job.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: ivan on June 22, 2007, 02:51:10 PM
BOOM!

That was a loud one!

The Shuttle just flew by on its way to Edwards.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on June 22, 2007, 02:51:55 PM
 :o

Cool!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on June 22, 2007, 02:57:44 PM
Awesome- just saw the landing on the C-N-N.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on June 22, 2007, 02:58:29 PM
Sweet. I haven't heard it since '88 or so.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: ivan on June 22, 2007, 03:00:40 PM
When we belatedly found out it was landing at Edwards today, we wanted to drop everything and zip up there, but Edwards is at best 2 and a half hours away from here (unless you're in the Shuttle, of course). Maybe next time.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on June 22, 2007, 03:35:13 PM
I saw it land at Edwards back in '92.  The BOOM was impressive.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on June 22, 2007, 03:55:07 PM
Maybe next time.

I dunno, probably not worth it unless you move to Palmdale. They'll go to great lengths to avoid landing anywhere but Kennedy because it costs millions more to do landings elsewhere. Today they literally did not decide until like 10 minutes before hitting the retros, so you would have only had 1 1/2 hours warning at most. :(
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on June 29, 2007, 05:26:18 PM

It's kind of an interesting way to rate the popularity of authors, in fact:  Who gets sold back, and who gets handed down to the next generation.  We almost never see Dave Barry or Terry Pratchett, either.


I'm guessing you see a lot of Allen Dean Foster, WEB Griffen, Michael Crichton, Danielle Steele ...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on June 29, 2007, 06:22:17 PM
Foster, yeah, we're stocked, especially considering that his popularity has ebbed a bit . . . .  We actually almost never buy Danielle Steele; I can't remember anyone ever asking for her stuff.  We get enough Crichton and Griffen to hold us over. 

I sometimes feel bad for authors that we have a big backlog of, especially if they're folks who used to be really popular but almost no one remembers them anymore.  (Paging Keith Laumer.  Keith, we have a lot of your books!)  On the other hand, this is how I start reading 'new' authors sometimes.  I'd always meant to read Laumer's A Plague of Demons, and, what, it only came out forty years ago, or something.  And I can basically get a copy for free . . . so, yeah, I finally read it.

It was fine.  The first 2/3 was better than the last third, but that's largely because the last third is a cliche now, even though it wasn't back when the book was written.  Can't blame him for that.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on June 29, 2007, 06:26:05 PM
My mother-in-law commented on The Fellowship of the Ring that with all the elves and dwarfs and wizards, the entire story was completely cliche. When we pointed out that Tolkien had accumulated and hence popularized what was to become the cliches, she said, "The movie just came out last month!"
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: BizB on June 29, 2007, 06:31:31 PM
wow...
http://www.who-sucks.com/tech/15-reasons-why-apples-iphone-sucks
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on June 29, 2007, 06:35:21 PM
He's just jealous.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on June 29, 2007, 06:39:17 PM
He also got owned a few posts down.
Whatever.
It's sooooo cool to hate on stuff.

Here's what's funny:  http://www.timesargus.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070628/NEWS02/706280336

If anything is sucking here - it's Vermont.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on June 29, 2007, 06:42:23 PM
Whether or not it sucks is not entirely relevant, even I will admit.  The question at hand is how it measures up against other cell phones, and since almost all cell phones are incredibly poorly designed . . . .

I also admit that I thought Jobs would drag ass for another year before he finally released an iPhone.  A fanboy iPhone now is better, market-wise, than a kickass one seven months too late.  Plus, this may convince the Japanese to actually bring their better phones here, even if it won't fit with most current marketing plans.

Same deal with the iPod.  $600 for a cell phone?  Lots of people said no one would pay $300 for an iPod.  (I'm still slightly boggled by it, myself.)  Several companies had iPod equivalents in prototype form but had them shelved until they could produce them more cheaply.  Someone has to be the first penguin in the water, and it ain't always pretty.  (Remember Newton and Magic Book?)

Personally, I don't want an iPhone, but I bet they sell plenty of them, and I bet a lot of people are pretty damned happy with them.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on June 29, 2007, 06:46:13 PM
Yeah. We both avoid 1.0 on everything because there are always unforeseen issues that can come up right out of the gate.

Just ask Barbaro. OH SNAP!

OH DOUBLESNAP

I will have to award myself the Gold Medal of Awesome for that one.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on June 29, 2007, 06:48:40 PM
:rollin:

Also word on the street is that you can use the iTunes Store to switch your current cell service over to iPhone/AT&T, and maybe even keep the same phone number you have now -- now that's just crazy talk, but Software Update did just push a new copy of iTunes over to me with iPhone services built in ... :hmm:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hackess on June 30, 2007, 12:24:08 PM
The only way AT&T/Cingular could get me to use an iPhone is if they gave it to me for free for actually renewing a contract with them. I've been on the month-to-month plan for YEARS.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hisey on July 03, 2007, 02:09:01 PM
hey everyone, I didn't die. Just have zip internet access so...
Anyway, girls are HUGE, Kyle is HUGE and well, I start a new job as Sr. Procurement Analyst for Alcoa Cleveland Works on August 1. After a year of temp work, finally.. work.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on July 03, 2007, 02:12:01 PM
Total kickass!  Welcome back and congratulations on the position :detta:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on July 03, 2007, 02:14:25 PM
Everything he said and then some!  We've been missing you and pictures of our girls (and Kyle too).
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on July 03, 2007, 02:20:32 PM
hey everyone, I didn't die. Just have zip internet access so...
Anyway, girls are HUGE, Kyle is HUGE and well, I start a new job as Sr. Procurement Analyst for Alcoa Cleveland Works on August 1. After a year of temp work, finally.. work.


Hooray!

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on July 03, 2007, 02:30:32 PM
Yay! hisey!  :detta:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 03, 2007, 03:02:11 PM
:detta: :detta: :detta: :detta: :detta: :detta: :detta: :detta: :detta: :detta:
:detta: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :detta:
:detta: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :detta:
:detta: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :detta:
:detta: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :detta:
:detta: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :detta:
:detta: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :detta:
:detta: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :detta:
:detta: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :hisey: :detta:
:detta: :detta: :detta: :detta: :detta: :detta: :detta: :detta: :detta: :detta:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on July 03, 2007, 03:13:47 PM
Mo's page is never gonna load now.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on July 03, 2007, 03:16:21 PM
Mo's page is never gonna load now.

:galm: :rollin:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on July 03, 2007, 03:23:06 PM
Hisey!

Congratulations, and welcome back!

*smites Tal*

not really
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 03, 2007, 03:26:40 PM
Mo's page is never gonna load now.

You think I did that to welcome Hisey back? :galm:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: BizB on July 03, 2007, 04:57:40 PM
Thought you guys might enjoy these pics.  Last weekend, I went to Belle River (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&t=h&om=1&ie=UTF8&ll=42.299913,-82.70628&spn=0.224982,0.461426&z=11) and got in a five mile solo kiteboarding session.  When I came back ashore, there were two ladies there who had been taking pictures of me. One of the ladies sent me a few of the shots she took.

(http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070106_t.jpg) (http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070106.jpg)(http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070108_t.jpg) (http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070108.jpg)(http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070111_t.jpg) (http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070111.jpg)
(http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070109_t.jpg) (http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070109.jpg)(http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070110_t.jpg) (http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070110.jpg)(http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070112_t.jpg) (http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070112.jpg)(http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070107_t.jpg) (http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070107.jpg)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 03, 2007, 05:00:02 PM
Wow, great!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on July 03, 2007, 05:28:24 PM
Kick ass, man.

That's one heck of a RIVER.

Love the sunset colors...:)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on July 03, 2007, 06:09:25 PM
I'd love to try that, but I'm afraid I'd spill my cocktail.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on July 03, 2007, 06:11:47 PM
Yeah, nice shots. The way you said "got in a five mile" makes me wonder what determines the length of the trip. Obviously the wind, and I guess to some degree, and I guess this is what I'm wondering; does it require a lot of physical effort to stay aloft, I mean do you generally come down because you run out of wind, or because you get sore/exhausted? I assume it's one of those things that looks easy, but requires a good bit of effort to go the direction you want to go.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on July 03, 2007, 07:01:04 PM
Thought you guys might enjoy these pics.  Last weekend, I went to Belle River (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&t=h&om=1&ie=UTF8&ll=42.299913,-82.70628&spn=0.224982,0.461426&z=11) and got in a five mile solo kiteboarding session.  When I came back ashore, there were two ladies there who had been taking pictures of me. One of the ladies sent me a few of the shots she took.

(http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070106_t.jpg) (http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070106.jpg)(http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070108_t.jpg) (http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070108.jpg)(http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070111_t.jpg) (http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070111.jpg)
(http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070109_t.jpg) (http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070109.jpg)(http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070110_t.jpg) (http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070110.jpg)(http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070112_t.jpg) (http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070112.jpg)(http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070107_t.jpg) (http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/2007070107.jpg)


Those are fantastic pictures
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: BizB on July 03, 2007, 10:26:12 PM
Yeah, nice shots. The way you said "got in a five mile" makes me wonder what determines the length of the trip. Obviously the wind, and I guess to some degree, and I guess this is what I'm wondering; does it require a lot of physical effort to stay aloft, I mean do you generally come down because you run out of wind, or because you get sore/exhausted? I assume it's one of those things that looks easy, but requires a good bit of effort to go the direction you want to go.


Hmmmm... where to start.
5 miles was the reading on the GPS that I wear on my harness.  Here's the tracks that I laid down that day...
(http://www.bizb.biz/images/2007-07-01/tracks2.png)

"does it require a lot of physical effort to stay aloft"
We don't actually fly or stay aloft.  We can jump and jumps can be as high as 30-40 feet if you know what you're doing.  I, however, have been able to jump only about 15 feet up.  I tried to find a good video on youtube showing typical beginner kiteboarding stuff, but because jumping is so much fun, that's what the majority of the videos show.   Basically, once you learn to stay up-wind or gain-ground, the next thing you do is jump and jump and jump.
Here's a great video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoBmoS0khDk
This guy is probably about one of the most stylish and amazing kiteboarders to watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THUeB0cFo5w and he's a great ambassador for the sport, too.

Now this crazy fucking 19 year old Norwegian comes about as close to "flying" as any kiteboarder ever will.  He's just plain amazing - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bps2Jnwrfhc

Typically, we'll ride until it's either dark, or the wind dies or we just become exhausted.  Rarely the latter.  Nothing makes me feel more alive than when I'm out there on the kiteboard.  It's... it's... zen.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on July 04, 2007, 05:44:18 AM
Well, duh. I totally misunderstood the concept. I thought kiteboarding was sort of like parasailing, only with a board instead of skis. That looks much more strenuous - no wonder you look so buff. I guess you've got to use your head too - I can see there's like a balance point (I guess you guys have a term for it) when you know the right time to jump to get the maximum lift.

Those are some pretty cool videos - the last guy looked like he was going to land on the beach at one point.  After looking at the videos, I see it's more about the surfing than sailing.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on July 04, 2007, 12:00:38 PM
lol@blackbetty

 :lol:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on July 05, 2007, 12:55:18 AM
blam de lam
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on July 06, 2007, 07:16:57 PM
There's a guy running for mayor of Philadelphia whose signs always make me think of Andrrea.

His name? Nutter (http://www.nutter2007.com/).

I just wish she was around the first time I saw one of is signs.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on July 06, 2007, 08:37:17 PM
Nutter: A vision for Philadelphia

That's about par, right there.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on July 06, 2007, 10:36:29 PM
So true.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 07, 2007, 09:47:35 AM
I'm not feeling too lucky so far today.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on July 07, 2007, 03:04:56 PM
I spent $152 on Yankee Candles at BB&B. We drove across the parking area to Ulta and what do I see to the left of Ulta?
Yankee Candle Company.
And they're having a sale.

 :angry: :cyber: :stbm: :banghead: :dugahole:

Mike said "Well, it's probably just sale off, what, list or something so it probably isn't any cheaper."

This is why I love him.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 13, 2007, 08:25:45 PM
I've been thinking about it, and I think maybe I could have a lucrative hobby making creepy object-of-interest shrines for obsessive stalkers.  It's not that I think I have a special talent for it, but just that I don't think anyone's tapped that market, and, whoa, talk about a captive market. 

If someone has a restraining order against you, could you legally hire someone else to take photos of them in public, etc?  I could be a lot more discreet and non-invasive than the actual obsessed stalker would be.  In fact, maybe it's the stalkees who should hire me!  I could keep the stalker satisfied, and you wouldn't even feel like you were being stalked.  In fact, if you hired me, you could just let me take photos, and I could use my own trash and just tell the stalker it's yours.  I could also give the stalker false information strategically, so they couldn't, you know, show up where you work.

In fact, that's an even better business model.  Basically, a press agent for people who don't want fans but can't help it.

Hmm.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on July 17, 2007, 11:05:21 AM
Did one of you freaks call me at around 2am on saturday night?

I'm lookin' in your direction, Biscuit.

...something about the board of health and Villanova?

It was actually pretty funny, but I still have no clue who it was.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on July 17, 2007, 11:06:39 AM
And I did get your message, Biz.

I'm afraid to ask what was said about me though.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on July 17, 2007, 11:08:45 AM
Just that we love you - SO much.

 :D
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: BizB on July 17, 2007, 11:09:05 AM
It was all good, except for the bad parts.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: .alphamonkey. on July 17, 2007, 11:18:26 PM
So, yeah..... I'm not dead.  Feel like it sometimes, what with the twins (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dadsbigplan/) & work, but I still count among the living.

Sorry for being such a Monkey Miss-a-Lot.

Sooo.....

What've I missed?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on July 18, 2007, 12:09:35 AM
CUUUUUUTE!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 18, 2007, 12:17:47 AM
CUUUUUUTE!

Which is betamonkey and which is gammamonkey? :D
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on July 18, 2007, 08:01:11 AM
Is Ella throwing gang signs in 42?  Also love the haughty stalking cat.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on July 18, 2007, 08:09:48 AM
Wow, double the baby means double the cute!

WB! :)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on July 18, 2007, 09:51:26 AM
So, yeah..... I'm not dead.  Feel like it sometimes, what with the twins (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dadsbigplan/) & work, but I still count among the living.

Absolutely adorable.

Looks like you have Soothie pacifiers. Have you checked out the Gumdrop:
http://www.gumdroppacifiers.com/
they are awesome.

I love the Cuddlin pictures.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on July 18, 2007, 11:23:10 AM
Ah, good, you made it here!

I told him he needed to come by and at least share some pics of the dynamic duo.

He said last time he was here, he didn't recognize half the people here  :lol:

I gave him a cheat sheet.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on July 18, 2007, 12:30:27 PM
Weird.

I was driving to work this morning and was thinking about the last time I saw my twin nephew and niece (now in the terrible twos). Suddenly alphamonkey popped into my head and I wondered how you and your twins were.

And *poof* here you are.

Could your daughters be any more beautiful? They must get their looks from their mother.

Not to say that monkey lacks in the looks department, but he has those incredibly long arms.  ;)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on July 18, 2007, 12:57:25 PM
Thanks for the pics!  Awesome.  And plentiful.  I don't think I have that many of Ian and I had a head start.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on July 18, 2007, 01:00:03 PM
Yeah, but there's two of them, so each picture only counts for half. Or, something.

Flickr's blocked at work - I think the NSFW photos were too much for the censors. I need to look when I get home.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: .alphamonkey. on July 18, 2007, 03:15:22 PM
Thank ye, all.  I look at those pics myself when the fusso/screamo fits make me want to sell the girls to science.  As a fellow twin parent opined to me recently: Twins aren't twice as hard.  More like quadruple hard.

GHT/Zorg: I just call 'em both Omegamonkey to cut down on confusion.

Talix: I prefer to think Ella's been picking up on all the British stuff we've been watching and giving a squirrel the bird.  And yah, Chloe was being rather petulant over the girls intruding on her front yard dominance. 

vox8: I'll have to check those out.  I've a suspicion that the Soothies won't cut it when they start teething. 

And yes, Mo totally shamed me.  Oddly enough, the girls are almost a perfect mix of what K & I both looked like as infants.  Depending on their expression, they'll alternate looking like either myself or her.  We've been told that they'll slowly look more and more alike as they hit the year mark.  That'll be a hoot.  Thankfully, I have enough one-off weirdo onesies to keep 'em distinct.  To date, K's dad has not once guessed which girl was which correctly.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on July 19, 2007, 09:30:33 PM
"Google has implemented a new feature which enables you to type a telephone number into the search bar and hit enter and you will be given the person's name and address. If you then hit MapQuest, you will get a map to the person's house. Everyone should be aware of this! It's a nationwide reverse telephone book.

Note that you can have your phone number removed or blocked. I tried my number and it came up along with the mapquest and directions straight to our house. I did fill out the removal form for myself, and encourage all of you to do the same...." (http://tarawhitney.typepad.com/me/2007/07/thought-this-wa.html)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on July 19, 2007, 10:28:10 PM
I'm in the phone book, but my phone number "did not match any documents."

But the other day I googled a lady's phone number and got her home address... Maybe I just haven't been in the phone book long enough?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on July 20, 2007, 02:26:07 PM
Does that work with call centers?  That way I can fly to Bangalore and cock punch the bastard in person...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on July 21, 2007, 02:48:47 PM
They've had that for a while now. I'm not sure how they handle cell phones, but mine isn't in Google. But there are other sites that do the same thing, so removing yourself from everyone's list is virtually impossible. Not to mention public records:

Quote from: intellius.com
Intelius is searching billions of current utility records, court records, county records, change of address records, property records, business records, and other public and publicly available information to find what you're looking for.

*mourns the loss of privacy*
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 21, 2007, 03:23:11 PM
Back when I was a bill collector, one of the easiest way to skip-trace people was to call a library and ask for the reference desk.  The library always had a 'criss-cross' reverse phone directory for whatever town it was in, and often nearby towns, and most towns have a library.  If you knew someone's name, phone number, or address, you could get the rest of that information over the phone.  Unlisted numbers were commonly in there, because how many people thought to have themselves removed from the criss-cross directory?

But right around the time I had that job, reference librarians started, en masse, to refuse to give out that sort of information over the phone.  Whenever I was refused, I'd tell them that that was probably a good idea.

I wasn't a very good bill collector.  I admit it.  I used to advise people about the statute of limitations and warn them not to make any payment whatsoever on any debt they were disputing, or let them know if they were living in a 'debtor state', etc.  That's not why I got laid off, but still.  Very educational job, though.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on July 21, 2007, 04:55:04 PM
That's not why I got laid off, but still.

Switching the final page of children's books with one where all the characters tragically die?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 21, 2007, 07:05:37 PM
That rarely came up at the collection agency, there, Doc.

:eyeroll:


No, I got laid off due to a classic business error of automation.  The boss switched to a new computer system that basically doubled how quickly a collector could go through records and make calls.  Unfortunately, normal procedure was for collectors to go through the records and cherry-pick the calls that were worth making.  With the new system, what transpired was that we burned through all the worthwhile accounts in about a month, and then we were all stuck with the hopeless ones.  The business didn't have a system in place for acquiring new accounts at an accelerated rate.

Consequently, we about doubled our revenue for one month and then had a massive drop-off for the next two months, and, what with the cost of the new computer system, he had to lay off most of his employees.  Oops.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on July 23, 2007, 03:09:19 AM
Ooh, not liking that. On the other hand, I've ever had anyone from my past look me up anyway. I wonder what that means?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on July 23, 2007, 09:07:27 AM
That rarely came up at the collection agency, there, Doc.

:eyeroll:


No, I got laid off due to a classic business error of automation.  The boss switched to a new computer system that basically doubled how quickly a collector could go through records and make calls.  Unfortunately, normal procedure was for collectors to go through the records and cherry-pick the calls that were worth making.  With the new system, what transpired was that we burned through all the worthwhile accounts in about a month, and then we were all stuck with the hopeless ones.  The business didn't have a system in place for acquiring new accounts at an accelerated rate.

Consequently, we about doubled our revenue for one month and then had a massive drop-off for the next two months, and, what with the cost of the new computer system, he had to lay off most of his employees.  Oops.


It didn't help either that a lot of the profits went up his daughter's nose.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: zenlunatic on July 23, 2007, 12:27:12 PM
My home number comes up but not my cell.  Good thing.

I never answer my home phone.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 23, 2007, 04:57:23 PM
Quote
It didn't help either that a lot of the profits went up his daughter's nose.

True, true.  That didn't help.  It so rarely does.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on July 26, 2007, 11:07:38 AM
Quote from: me
The record is altered and the uneditablity is restored.
I'm fairly certain that "uneditability" isn't a word, but in context it worked.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: zenlunatic on July 28, 2007, 05:36:00 PM
Hey if old Willy can make up words, why can't you.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on July 30, 2007, 11:50:50 PM
The unsettling sounds resembling bones crunching and mammalian screaming out by the trees in the back yard?

A posse of juvenile raccoons using my shade garden to relieve a bad case of cherry diarrhea.  :whatever:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on August 01, 2007, 11:57:29 AM
Phone privacy (http://www.cscout.com/blog/2005/06/26/trend-babble-or-how-to-shape-sound.html).
But can it shut up the guy in far end of the next office suite once in a while? No? Thanks for playing.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: BizB on August 02, 2007, 09:19:35 PM
Now, from the department of I missed the part where that was my problem...

My neighbor across the street has left his trash cans at the street since Tuesday morning.  Tonight, when I got home from cross country practice, they were still there.  I'd had enough.  I walked over there and picked them up and moved them next to his car in his driveway.  I placed them down with a thump and I placed them in such a way that he wouldn't be able to get into his car without moving them.

About 3 minutes later, I heard the front door at their house slam.  I looked over to see the lady of the house on the porch.  Shortly after that, she slammed the door as she went inside.  The cans were still where I had placed them.

About 10 minutes after that, the man of the house (I don't know their names despite the fact that they've lived there for over a year - they're never outside) came outside.  He had some sort of bandage on his nose and he was yelling something to me.  Of course, as he was trying to communicate, car after car drove past with their music playing loud enough that I couldn't hear him.  By the time I could hear him, I had crossed the street and was standing 10 feet away from him.

He said, "Instead of slamming them down on the driveway, you could have taken them to the back for me.  My wife has been taking care of me since Monday when I had surgery.  Now, she's all mad because of what you did."
I replied, "I was just tired of seeing them in the street.  How was I supposed to know that you were recovering from surgery?"
To which he said, "I don't want to start anything here.  I'm just saying you could have been less..."
I interrupted with, "Tell your wife I'm sorry.  Go inside and get better.  If you need help around the house, your neighbors are generally nice people.  Perhaps you could ask one of us for some assistance."

With that I turned and walked away.

That poor guy struggled to get the cans back to the back yard.  You could tell he was sore.  Worse, he has to go back inside and listen to his cunt of a wife bitch because he didn't take in the garbage cans on Tuesday.  She couldn't do it... why?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on August 03, 2007, 12:48:28 PM
I think having two x chromosomes prevents one from doing the garbage chore.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: ivan on August 03, 2007, 12:51:18 PM
It's probably stipulated in their prenup.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on August 03, 2007, 12:59:53 PM
Hey, I must be dude!

Steve won't be taking the news well.  ;)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on August 03, 2007, 02:06:32 PM
These rules you people have in suburbia... they confuse me.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on August 03, 2007, 02:09:33 PM
These rules you people have in suburbia... they confuse me.

what part of "if your dog craps on my lawn again you both get the hose" do you not undertsand?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on August 03, 2007, 03:12:17 PM
Speaking of which, some mystery dog took a dump in our front yard again.  If only I had the time for a stakeout.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on August 03, 2007, 06:32:50 PM
Speaking of which, some mystery dog took a dump in our front yard again.  If only I had the time for a stakeout.

Mine too! 

And if I could get Bo to do it, I'd be happy to give up trash duty.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on August 03, 2007, 10:07:22 PM
Get one of those spray guns with a motion detector.

I had one at the VT house. Forgot that it was on one day whilst mowing the lawn and damn near plowed into a tree after setting it off.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: 12ax7 on August 05, 2007, 04:21:01 AM
Speaking of which, some mystery dog took a dump in our front yard again.  If only I had the time for a stakeout.
My webcam has a motion detector feature; taking video for a preset amount of time each time it's triggered. If you have that feature, you could identify the culprit and return (cos I know you gotta pick it up) it to it's owner in some appropriate fashion. Like in a flaming bag on their porch.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on August 06, 2007, 12:05:10 PM
Setting up a surveilance cam would take money and time, both of which I'm pretty poor on.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on August 06, 2007, 03:03:53 PM
Looks like we've begun potty-training the second one. Child, not dog.

What? Your poo talk made me think about poo events in our household.
We're waiting for poo.
In the potty.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: 12ax7 on August 07, 2007, 05:49:29 PM
We're waiting for poo.

"All of those girls dancing by;
 It aint the latest thing
 But I'm not waiting on a Lady. . . "
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Encino Man on August 08, 2007, 01:00:12 PM
I'm watching Disorderly Conduct on Spike and I can't help but notice that there are lots of people out there who seem resistant to mace/pepper spray. They show these videos of dudes getting sprayed in the face and they just stand there. I have been both maced and pepper sprayed (don't ask) and they were horrible experiences. After the pepper spray incident I was sick for a couple of days - and I wasn't even the intended target. Either there is a hardcore criminal subculture out there or some people are just immune...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on August 08, 2007, 01:42:28 PM
Some people practice.  Also, it's true that the more pissed off you are in the first place the less you seem to notice it.

In the many demonstrations I've seen where someone gets shock-batoned, Tasered, and pepper sprayed, they ALWAYS say the pepper spray is the most unpleasant.  A good shock baton or Taser hit will flat-out knock you on your ass, but some people basically immediately regain control of themselves when the current goes off.  The capsaicin kinda lingers. 

A lot of times, the pepper spray has more of an effect a couple of minutes after it hits than it does on first contact.  A nice thing about the foaming stuff is that it clings better, oversprays less, and is just generally extra-obnoxious.

Hmm.  I wonder if a pepper-spray stream is electrically conductive.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on August 09, 2007, 11:10:43 AM
Awesome (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/07/us/07hero.html?ex=1344139200&en=431549d0cacc2f70&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss) with an extra e.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on August 09, 2007, 11:14:48 AM
When President Bush’s staff contacted him to request a photo opportunity, “He was just, like, ‘Nope,’ ” she said.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on August 09, 2007, 11:21:10 AM
When President Bush’s staff contacted him to request a photo opportunity, “He was just, like, ‘Nope,’ ” she said.

 :thumbsup:

Now, haj, that's Minnesota Nice.

:clap:

My aunt's college roommate's son (not somebody I know, obv) was on the bridge, didn't make it. :(
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on August 09, 2007, 01:27:52 PM
You know -- not that this strictly follows at all, but -- I've seen quite a bit of coverage of the bridge collapse, severally on TV and the web and in the papers, and I've not yet seen any wide-angle photo that shows the whole scene.  Nor have I seen a before-and-after; not a single picture of the bridge as it was before the collapse.

It's not so much that I'm that curious, but just that it seems like a First Base for the soi disant journalists to at least touch their foot to as they pass.  And I can't for a second believe that there aren't lots of high-impact photos taken from, say, a helicopter.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on August 09, 2007, 02:06:25 PM
There's live video of the darn thing falling.  One's a bird's eye view; the other's a security camera.  I was able to watch one one time, but work laid the smack down.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: bit zero on August 09, 2007, 04:28:35 PM
You know -- not that this strictly follows at all, but -- I've seen quite a bit of coverage of the bridge collapse, severally on TV and the web and in the papers, and I've not yet seen any wide-angle photo that shows the whole scene.  Nor have I seen a before-and-after; not a single picture of the bridge as it was before the collapse.

I have seen both, on either CNN or Fark.  I don't have URL's handy though.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on August 09, 2007, 04:35:23 PM
I had just sat down to eat when the bridge collapse news hit tv that night. I was flipping back and forth between CNN and Fox (Fox was first to have video, but CNN broke the story). I fell into the 9/11 syndrome and watched the coverage for a couple of hours. They showed pictures of it taken before it fell.


I've never liked this guy too much, he gained a few points with me for his work in N.O., but he lost all of them with his work on the bridge. I didn't know he was gay though. I always thought his eyelashes were too pretty for a straight guy.
(http://www.queerty.com/queer/20051024_shepard-thumb.jpg)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on August 09, 2007, 05:52:58 PM
He looks like an alien.  It's the giant eyes and tiny jaw.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on August 09, 2007, 06:05:45 PM
He looks like an alien.  It's the giant eyes and tiny jaw.

Nah, it's the forehead.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on August 09, 2007, 06:40:32 PM
Yah.  I was gonna say, "You misspelled gray."


I'm sure the photos of the bridge are out there.  I haven't searched for them.  I'm just amazed they didn't dominate the news coverage. 

I think this is more of that assjournalism cult belief that focusing on individual victims of a tragedy is the best way to make it sexy.  You know, 19 million people being displaced by drought is magically unreportable, but On an ordinary early Tuesday evening, Bob Schmendrik, a small-town dog barber, was on his way home to his family -- wife Babs and children Nathaniel and Superfly.  Bob was a loving husband and doting father, but he never made it home.

Shut up and report the news, yah wormgobbed jackasses.  If you wanted to go into bad theater, Hollywood apparently can't get enough of you, but stay the hell out of journalism, such as it is.

Incidentally, there was a new low in moron DJ antics this morning:  A guy on an alternative rock station talking about how that last song reminded him of another song, how great that other song was, and how much he liked it, and how everyone loves to hear it on the radio.  He went on and on about that.  Then he said "We almost never play that one, though," and he played something else.

He wasn't trying to be funny.  He's just a moron.  Who the hell tunes in to a music station during the AM commute hoping to hear a DJ blather on?  Play music or I change the station.  You have nothing to say that is worth putting on the radio.  Nothing.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: 12ax7 on August 11, 2007, 03:00:32 AM
You have nothing to say that is worth putting on the radio.  Nothing.
concur

HATE morning radio shows.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on August 11, 2007, 09:23:04 AM
Hey kids, let's make a laser gun! Light matches, bust balloons, blind your friends and neighbors!

http://lifehacker.com/software/diy/turn-a-flashlight-into-a-handheld-burning-laser-287252.php
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: sm0k4 on August 11, 2007, 12:14:44 PM
Perhaps they shouldn't broadcast the instructions on how to build that. Arson from a distance! Yeah!  :nuts:

Of course, I'd like to have one for myself, but I'm a responsible adult and stuff.  :batteyes:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on August 11, 2007, 12:33:59 PM
You can't privately own a laser of that output without a license, anyway.  The extra-powerful green laser pointers you can get now were commercially viable for a year or two before they came on the market, while the government was going through the making-it-legal process.

It'll be a while before start-a-fire lasers are legal for just anyone to carry around in a shirt pocket.  I mean, if I wanted to go to the trouble, I could make a you-don't-hardly-even-have-to-aim lethal device from the instructions on that page -- and if I could, so could a lot of people.  Most people are nice enough not to give out instructions in public, but you know how the internet is . . . case in point.

It's not hard to make a non-lethal but permanently damaging weapon out of a green laser pointer, too.  Hence the legal issues.

But, yeah, a laser that will start a campfire is extremely cool.  And anything is a weapon if you hold it correctly.  I just figure that people who are really eager to have weapons but not smart enough to get them without outside help are probably people who are too eager to have weapons and not smart enough to use them wisely.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on August 11, 2007, 12:36:06 PM
Quote
You can't privately own a laser of that output without a license, anyway.

Well, ah, you can privately own a DVD-burner, for instance, but you know what I mean.  Hell, you could take the door off your microwave and make a primitive short-range death ray . . . or so forth . . . too, but it's generally just more effective to clobber someone with the whole microwave.  Or DVD-burner.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: sm0k4 on August 11, 2007, 12:40:11 PM

Hell, you could take the door off your microwave and make a primitive short-range death ray . . . or so forth . . .

Where can I sign up for your newsletter?  ;)

Edit: And might I request a more in-depth look at "ideal zombiological dismemberment delivery systems"?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on August 11, 2007, 12:49:38 PM
We could have a thread for such things, but it would be wrong to put such a thing in a public space.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on August 11, 2007, 03:27:53 PM
Perhaps they shouldn't broadcast the instructions on how to build that.

Yeah, I don't think so. If they put up instructions on a microwave death ray, someone would probably try it. If those instructions are true (I don't know, it could be bullshit), we'll probably have some future news stories coming from this.

"Driver Killed in Road Rage Laser Incident"

"10 Year Old Blinds Mother with Home Science Experiment"

"Mars Attacks!"

Well, maybe not the last one, but I like the sound of it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on August 11, 2007, 03:38:44 PM
I'll leave the ethics to you guys, I'm building me a laser to blind my enemies with.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on August 11, 2007, 03:55:53 PM
I'll leave the ethics to you guys, I'm building me a laser to blind my enemies with.

You should have waited three more posts to say that.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: suitep on August 13, 2007, 06:10:07 PM
I'll be back when it's gone, linked, or long buried. I can't take the adrenaline rush to my little old heart.

 :nuts:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on August 13, 2007, 08:02:12 PM
Your wish is my command.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: suitep on August 14, 2007, 12:28:12 PM
You're a total sweetheart. Thank you.

 :love:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on August 14, 2007, 06:38:02 PM
New local zoobeast is the cutest ever:

http://lsj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=A3&Dato=20070813&Kategori=NEWS&Lopenr=708130802&Ref=PH


If that link won't work for you, go to the root and search for "Tashi".
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on August 14, 2007, 07:43:35 PM
Snow leopards rule. It's a crime that they're likely to go extinct.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on August 14, 2007, 07:59:16 PM
awww, a kidden!

A snow leopard on TV was the only thing my cat had ever paid attention to and actually gone over to the TV and looked behind it when the leopard walked off screen.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on August 15, 2007, 02:20:51 PM
i'm getting pretty tired of lolcats. but this made me lol.

Code: [Select]
HAI
CAN HAS STDIO?
I HAS A VAR
IM IN YR LOOP
UP VAR!!1
VISIBLE VAR
IZ VAR BIGGER THAN 10? KTHXBYE
IM OUTTA YR LOOP
KTHXBYE
Code: [Select]
IM IN UR mybucket LOOPIN IT
  CAN HAS A noob?
    AWSUM THX
      UR NOT A noob UR A haxxor
      LET MY otherbucket HAS UR haxxor
    O NOES
      I NO WANT
  KTHX
KTHX
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on August 20, 2007, 07:15:16 PM
19,000th POST!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on August 27, 2007, 01:21:32 PM
I just heard someone mention crack whores and I got hungry. Not for crack, nor for whores, but for crackers.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on August 27, 2007, 03:42:14 PM
Your post reminded me that it's time for lunch.  Turkey, Green Beans, and Mashed Taters.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on August 27, 2007, 04:52:34 PM
Everything's better with Greenbeans.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on August 28, 2007, 10:20:30 AM
agreed.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on August 28, 2007, 05:09:26 PM
They grow wild in my garden.  How envious of me are you now?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on August 30, 2007, 03:40:56 PM
Counting down: 1 day, 22 hours, 50 minutes...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on August 30, 2007, 04:30:09 PM
Until?  I must not deserve the :paic: badge
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on August 30, 2007, 04:33:27 PM
I know...;)


(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/9716/albumartworkhireswu5.jpg)

And here I thought that was a Bosch detail...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on August 30, 2007, 04:45:04 PM
Oh so that's what that avatar was. 
/me commits seppuku with cluebat
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on August 30, 2007, 04:57:48 PM
I just got my Bumbershoot tickets today for Saturday and Monday.

Not real REAL jazzed about standing in line Saturday morning to get a wrist band for the Stadium...

Lots of Shins fans out there...

Wish I had a press pass...*snif*
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on August 31, 2007, 01:36:59 PM
For the curious, here's some recent concert footage (http://info.aol.co.uk/music-live/summer-cooler/crowded-house/pour-le-monde/).

I will try to tone down my enthusiasm now. Thanks for your indulgence.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on September 01, 2007, 09:29:09 AM
random stuff:

Timelapse of a street scene. (http://wvs.topleftpixel.com/06/12/18/) I don't know why I like this kind of stuff. There's something kind of voyeuristic about it. It's a shot of a parking lot. I think it's a 24 hour period.

I'm not sure exactly what this is. (http://www.jeffbridges.com/onthepath.html) Some building on top of a mountain in some oriental country, with a treacherous path going to it. Slide show type video with some nice acoustic guitar playing.


A highly skilled graphic artist. (http://www.shinybinary.com/) I've seen this guy's work before, but not this much of it. He's got a style that's sort of a mix of Peter Max and H. R. Giger.  :thumbsup:

(http://tlf.cx/bilder/h4x0rs_shampoo.jpg)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on September 01, 2007, 02:58:57 PM
random stuff:
I'm not sure exactly what this is. (http://www.jeffbridges.com/onthepath.html) Some building on top of a mountain in some oriental country, with a treacherous path going to it. Slide show type video with some nice acoustic guitar playing.

That looks like an awesome good time! That's got to be a great way to spend a Saturday.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: suitep on September 07, 2007, 10:13:57 PM
Did you ever wonder what CBGB's men's room looked like?

Well, now you know.

(http://img473.imageshack.us/img473/5185/cbgbwj2.jpg)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on September 08, 2007, 11:34:42 AM
Richard Hell is still alive. :thud:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on September 08, 2007, 01:14:14 PM
There's a virtual thingee of that somewhere out there. CBGB's, I mean, not Richard Hell. Although I suppose that's possible too.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on September 08, 2007, 04:39:40 PM
http://www.consumerist.com/consumer/mouseprint/macys-issues-worst-coupon-ever-297725.php
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 08, 2007, 10:47:27 PM
Wait. Is Richard Hell still alive?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on September 08, 2007, 11:39:22 PM
WTF is Richard Hell?
Sounds like some wonky-ass STD.

/Feels young again for not knowing
/boo yaaaaaaaaah

 :popcorn: :neener: :moonwave:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 08, 2007, 11:42:47 PM
Richard Hell and the Voidoids, youngstah. Was a CBGB regular with Blondie and the 'mones and Television, etc.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on September 09, 2007, 10:38:56 AM
Wait. Is Richard Hell still alive?

The bathroom says so.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on September 10, 2007, 12:11:21 AM
Much of CBGBs looked like that, actually.

...that was the only toilet I saw though.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on September 14, 2007, 02:07:38 AM
Never made it there,  but you should see 924 Gilman.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on September 14, 2007, 11:33:42 AM
It's good to know that Gilman is still around.

Although I can only imagine the pecking order lamenting about the "good old days" and how lame it is now...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on September 14, 2007, 12:02:34 PM
You makin' fun of us old skoolers, son?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on September 14, 2007, 12:07:46 PM
Elementary penguins singin' Hari Krishna.
Man you shoulda seen the Pistols in '78....

I'm dyin'...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on September 14, 2007, 06:35:15 PM
Pff.  Eggman.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on September 14, 2007, 11:42:07 PM
I egged the chicken then I ate his leg.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on September 14, 2007, 11:45:44 PM
I egged the chicken then I ate his leg.

That was one hell of a fine reference.  I love you more for knowing that, oldtimer.

 :love:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on September 15, 2007, 12:13:20 AM
Aw shucks.

*looks down sheepishly and kicks at the ground*
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on September 15, 2007, 12:37:09 PM
lolbush (http://www.the-trukstop.com/articles/2007/lolbush.html)


 :rollin:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on September 16, 2007, 09:31:10 AM
random stuff

http://www.scaryideas.com/print/3791/ for TFJ

http://forum.popuplace.com/showthread.php?t=384723 for BizB

http://www.snotr.com/video/226 silly brit game show

http://www.cualquiera.com.ar/notas/amigos-graciosos.html I'm sure Watson was behind some of these

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1301/1289086750_e17e67e4d5.jpg?v=0 nice tongue

http://abductionlamp.com/ want w/bovine accessory 
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on September 16, 2007, 11:19:49 AM
kick ass!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on September 16, 2007, 01:18:49 PM
That lamp. Want. With Cow also.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on September 16, 2007, 01:25:45 PM
In case of abduction, http://www.earthbounddog.com/
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on September 16, 2007, 01:28:11 PM
I look forward to being abducted.  How else am I going to get a spaceship?  It's like a carjacking where they bring you into the car.  A real time-saver.

Just watch out for Lord Kinboat.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on September 20, 2007, 12:46:24 PM
Bucky Katt is a fricken genius:

(http://www.comics.com/comics/getfuzzy/archive/images/getfuzzy2007203690920.gif)

Quote
And I don't mean preseason football boring.  I mean NASCAR on the radio boring.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on September 20, 2007, 06:37:35 PM
http://www.blackle.com/

Black Google.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on September 20, 2007, 07:27:10 PM
Oh no you di'n't!  (http://www.guildhaven.org/images/smilies/attitude.gif)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on September 20, 2007, 07:58:07 PM
Holy Shit!

Thank You. Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.


These sights that are like a light bulb shining onto my retina annoy the hell out of me.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on September 20, 2007, 08:03:45 PM
Heh, that took me all of about 2 minutes to see it, love it, read who and why they were doing it, and to switch my homepage to it. That might have been the fastest decision I've ever made about bookmarking a site, much less making it my homepage.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on September 21, 2007, 05:28:20 AM
Yeah, I thought you'd like that. It kinda goes with your pirate theme too.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on September 21, 2007, 10:09:46 AM
*subscribes to newsletter*
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on September 21, 2007, 01:59:27 PM
Yeah, I thought you'd like that. It kinda goes with your pirate theme too.

It's awesome. Thank you.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on September 25, 2007, 05:30:13 PM
With respect to "Rule 34" mentioned a while back on a different thread, I think I just came up with a new application of it.

I work in IT, and computing is a major hobby of mine as well.  As such I probably have half a dozen or so anti-static bags (http://www.achilles-esd.com/en/products/images_packing/bag3.jpg) handy at home.  They're useful for storing or transporting things like hard drives, video cards, loose RAM sticks, etc.

Well, a coworker of mine has probably a couple hundred anti-static bags. 

I started giving him shit about it, saying he has an unhealthy obsession with them.  Earlier today one of our field service guys had one in his hand and was walking by and said something to the effect of "Anyone need an anti-stat bag?  Otherwise I'm just going to throw it away!"

Tim, said coworker snatched it out of the tech's hand and -- Tim's quite a smartass, mind you -- started hugging it.

This cracked us all up pretty good, and I was lamenting the fact that I now have none, because they got left behind in my rather hurried move recently.

Tim said "I could let you have a few of mine if you need some".

To which I responded "Sure, but only if you could guarantee that they weren't put in a pile and rolled around on naked in your house".

He laughed and said "Well.... not in my house..."

 :rollin:

So there it is.  Anti-static bag pr0n.  I haven't found any of that yet.  I figure I can register a domain name for him.  However, it'll take some Photoshop and several hours' of work for me to come up with some content, because I sure as hell am not taking any pictures of any REAL anti-stat bag pr0n.

 :harumph:

*shudder*
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on September 25, 2007, 05:35:18 PM
I should also mention the other random funny as a result of this anti-static bag conversation at work today.  It ended up being our "Quote Of The Day" today.

Tim: I think you're confusing OCD with fetishes.

Me: Oh I don't know.  I think there's a lot of overlap in your case.  What's the difference?

Tim: OCD is like a fetish without the payoff.

Everyone:  :lol:



I work with a bunch of really, really funny people.  Tim may well be the funniest one of the lot.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on September 25, 2007, 05:43:44 PM
Back at [redacted] Labs, about fifteen years ago, my ex expressed annoyance that they were required to wear those anti-static wrist cuffs when working on hardware.  One of her cow-orkers said that it could be worse -- they could be genital cuffs.  (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was still fresh in the American mind.)  And another cow-orker said something like, "Yeah, I've done that."

"With these?"

"Well, not that exact one.  I think."


I'd forgotten all about that until now.  Ah, the treasures of the past.  So don't forget the anti-static cuff bondage for your website.  Copperverted.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on September 25, 2007, 05:47:16 PM
Back at [redacted] Labs, about fifteen years ago, my ex expressed annoyance that they were required to wear those anti-static wrist cuffs when working on hardware.  One of her cow-orkers said that it could be worse -- they could be genital cuffs.  (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was still fresh in the American mind.)  And another cow-orker said something like, "Yeah, I've done that."

"With these?"

"Well, not that exact one.  I think."


I'd forgotten all about that until now.  Ah, the treasures of the past.  So don't forget the anti-static cuff bondage for your website.  Copperverted.

:rollin:


I see some anti-stat bag Ruprecht bondage pics on the horizon....
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on September 25, 2007, 05:53:35 PM
Oh yeah.  As a public service announcement that should probably be obvious, DON'T do a Google Image Search with the term "Rule 34" while at work.

You've been warned.    (http://www.guildhaven.org/images/smilies/scared_hiding.gif)

(http://www.guildhaven.org/images/forumpics/ohgodwhycliklink.jpg)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on September 25, 2007, 06:00:31 PM
So there it is.  Anti-static bag pr0n.  I haven't found any of that yet.  I figure I can register a domain name for him.  However, it'll take some Photoshop and several hours' of work for me to come up with some content, because I sure as hell am not taking any pictures of any REAL anti-stat bag pr0n.

I'll take care of that for you.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on September 25, 2007, 06:01:37 PM
Somehow I think you may have already.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on September 25, 2007, 06:44:30 PM
Freaks.

The lot of you.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 25, 2007, 06:48:38 PM
Freaks.

The lot of you.

I can hear the pride in your voice.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on September 25, 2007, 06:49:43 PM
Freaks.

The lot of you.

I can hear the pride in your voice.

And I can almost see the tear of joy roll down her beautiful cheek.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on September 25, 2007, 09:15:15 PM
So do you still need to use lubrication with anti-stat bags?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on September 26, 2007, 09:38:35 AM
Quote
So do you still need to use lubrication with anti-stat bags?

Dude, I'm so big I need lube just to put on a bathrobe.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on September 26, 2007, 09:55:51 AM
Quote
So do you still need to use lubrication with anti-stat bags?

Dude, I'm so big I need lube just to put on a bathrobe.

(http://www.guildhaven.org/images/smilies/rofl.gif)

That sounds like yet another application of Rule--


Ah, never mind.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on September 26, 2007, 11:14:21 AM
So do you still need to use lubrication with anti-stat bags?

The edges can be kinda sharp.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on September 26, 2007, 11:51:21 AM
You have to fold them over outward about 2cm.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 26, 2007, 12:17:07 PM
This isn't a bizarre fetish, it's just practical. I mean, under the right weather conditions, your private parts can get quite the painful zap from friction on the sheets. Getting off on the static discharge, now that's a bizarre fetish.

*considers googling "tesla porn"*

*remembers rule 34*

*doesn't bother, the effort would prove nothing and damage my retinas*
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on September 26, 2007, 12:52:10 PM
Tack Room sells devices for that fetish.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on September 26, 2007, 05:20:13 PM
Funniest thing I've seen yet today somewhere:  the word "jingle janglereproduce"

 :lol:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on September 26, 2007, 06:03:08 PM
Yeah, a lot of places sell electric-current sex toys.  It's not my thing, but it does spawn a lot of jokes.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: ivan on September 26, 2007, 06:26:09 PM
Wow.

Shocking.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on September 26, 2007, 07:31:41 PM
Funniest thing I've seen yet today somewhere:  the word "jingle janglereproduce"

 :lol:

I thought you might like that. 
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on September 27, 2007, 10:05:54 AM
Wow.

Shocking.


revolting!

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on September 27, 2007, 10:26:34 AM
Wow.

Shocking.


revolting!



You got a charge out of that, didn't you?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on September 27, 2007, 10:36:19 AM
trying to keep my positive side up.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: GB on September 27, 2007, 01:16:14 PM
I got an email with this link

http://erickerickson.org/blog/?p=4726
 :detta: :detta:

I laughed so hard because it is like the song writer lives in my house, but is gender confused.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on October 06, 2007, 01:18:53 AM
Nine, two weeks early. Georgia Leigh (http://www.photoblog.com/magpy/2007/10/06/).

My great-grandmother was Georgina and Lee is a common name in his family.

Water broke at 5:30AM. We didn't get called until 2, and started driving through Friday rush hour traffic. She was born at 1622. (Thanks, mom - you're going to do better with the other pregnant sister, right?)  My sister has had the easiest pregnancy and feels guilty about it, including having a fairly easy first labor.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on October 06, 2007, 02:08:20 AM
Aww, look at the eyelashes!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on October 06, 2007, 08:38:05 AM
Congratz!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on October 06, 2007, 09:44:37 AM
Aww, look at the eyelashes!

What a sweetie :)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on October 06, 2007, 10:07:31 AM
Yeah, I'm gonna need to eat that face.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on October 07, 2007, 05:50:38 PM
Commentary on the SF vs. Baltimore game I just heard a minute ago on TV:

"You wanna go down hard.  What you need is to have really good energy at the start, and then make sure you have a strong finish."
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on October 10, 2007, 09:36:49 AM
At our football stadium that have a concession stand called:

The Bump and Run

I turned to the guy I was with and said:

That sounds like my love life
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on October 10, 2007, 11:02:21 AM
This is strangely - listenable.

Beatles UK catalogue in an hour. (http://www.boingboing.net/2007/10/09/all-the-beatles-uk-a.html)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on October 10, 2007, 11:48:14 AM
One of Magpy's pics was selected as the photo of the day over at www.Photoblog.com

They're just in it for the tongue.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on October 10, 2007, 11:58:09 AM
Cool!  Both the picture and the designation.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Encino Man on October 10, 2007, 03:01:52 PM
At our football stadium that have a concession stand called:

The Bump and Run

I turned to the guy I was with and said:

That sounds like my love life

The bump and run is the shittiest defense. You always get scored on. At least in Madden 2007.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on October 10, 2007, 04:24:28 PM
They have also named the hot dogs:

Ram Dog
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on October 12, 2007, 05:36:11 PM
I just read this on someone's blog and I can't stop laughing:

My right neck and shoulder hurt so bad it makes me want to cry, I've got some kind of nonsense diarrhea, and this morning apparently some goddamn spider was hiding in my pants and BIT ME ON THE ASS, which hurts like you wouldn't believe.

 :rollin: :rollin: :rollin: :rollin: :rollin: :rollin: :rollin:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 12, 2007, 05:41:35 PM
Just be glad it was on the ass.  That's what I say.






Frequently.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on October 13, 2007, 10:40:50 AM
I just read this on someone's blog and I can't stop laughing:

My right neck and shoulder hurt so bad it makes me want to cry, I've got some kind of nonsense diarrhea, and this morning apparently some goddamn spider was hiding in my pants and BIT ME ON THE ASS, which hurts like you wouldn't believe.

 :rollin: :rollin: :rollin: :rollin: :rollin: :rollin: :rollin:

better make sure it wasn't a black widow.

oh yeah. there was one hanging under my windowsill the other day. it came in because it finally got chilly. yeah it came in from its huge nest which has been right outside my constantly open living room window for a very long time, judging from its looks. i have been sleeping around there  and everything all this time. i thought it came to wack me for what i did to its kin.

 :trance:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on October 13, 2007, 10:46:47 AM
The only thing I found that works better than Raid is Spider Not.

http://www.shophometrends.com/product.asp?pn=011005&Spider+Not&bhcd2=1192290504  Critter depicted on can NSFSP


Updated with better linkage.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on October 13, 2007, 01:30:58 PM
An observation based on something I just discovered today.

"Reduced Fat" Keebler Club crackers suck.  Buy the regular kind instead.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on October 13, 2007, 01:40:32 PM
Fat, why is you so tasty?

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 13, 2007, 02:49:12 PM
There are several reasons why fat is tasty -- chemical, physical, and evolutionary -- and they contribute heavily to the 'tastes like chicken' phenomenon.

However, they're not that interesting, and I don't give a crap.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on October 15, 2007, 12:14:44 PM
Arrrr. I just went off on one of my drivers. I may be a weeee bit hormonal. He's a difficult driver to deal with but I do feel bad.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on October 15, 2007, 05:32:58 PM
Driving Miss Irish?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on October 15, 2007, 05:45:12 PM
And the first thing that popped into my mind was "video or printer drivers?".
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on October 17, 2007, 01:47:33 PM
Beginning Feb. 18, 2009, broadcasters will stop transmitting analog signals. Non-digital television sets that are not attached to a cable or satellite service or not equipped with special converter boxes will no longer work. After the first of the year, the government will offer every household two coupons worth $40 each that can be used to buy two converter boxes -- devices that pick up digital signals and convert them to analog.

Well it's nice to finally see the government looking out for us.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on October 17, 2007, 04:35:17 PM
They can't afford for the masses to not be brainwashed by the idiot boxes.  It's all in their best interest.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 19, 2007, 11:52:07 AM
This is awesome (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/14/opinion/14dowd.html?em&ex=1192939200&en=2d439c5164861c9c&ei=5087%0A). I lol'd.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 19, 2007, 12:24:16 PM
Yeah, Colbert is pretty brilliant.  Although I still like The Daily Show better.

I'd consider voting for him, if he were a real candidate.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on October 19, 2007, 12:25:30 PM
 :rollin: :rollin: :lol:

Colbert kicks, as axe would say, an "unreasonable amount of ass."

Dick Cheney’s fondest pipe dream is driving a bulldozer into The New York Times while drinking crude oil out of Keith Olbermann’s skull.”

Classic...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on October 19, 2007, 01:44:09 PM
Did anyone catch Colbert's POTUS announcement (http://www.colbert08.org/)?

I'm waiting to see if people start submitting petitions to put his name on the ballot in other states. Now that would be the ultimate  :gfy:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 19, 2007, 01:52:34 PM
I saw him semi-announce and then announce it.  He'll have to spin it bigger before it's really amusing, but he's working on it.  I think right now he's actually focusing more on not letting it get out of control, rather than on getting it out of control . . . .
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on October 19, 2007, 02:33:30 PM
Like any Presidential candidate should.

It really REALLY pisses me off that there is campaigning a full year before we're supposed to vote for anyone...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on October 19, 2007, 10:02:08 PM
*heart* Canada: once an election is called, they campaign for six weeks and then, vote, and it's over.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on October 20, 2007, 05:38:27 AM
And, number ten. Say hello, Cooper (http://www.photoblog.com/magpy/2007/10/20)!

Sorry, Cooper's looking at the world and being fascinated right now. But the nurse did keep saying, "Come towards the light!" which made me crack up.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on October 20, 2007, 06:18:51 AM
But the nurse did keep saying, "Come towards the light!" which made me crack up.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on October 20, 2007, 12:51:30 PM
Little Matt, who's eight, was there for both Cooper and Georgia (15 days ago), and heard my mother's reporting of the numbers during the course of labor. At one point last night, Mom came into the waiting room and said, "Six and a half." Matt groaned and said, "She's gotta get to ten. This is gonna take forever!" A few of us looked at each other and were thinking, "Uh... just what does he know?"

His mother pointed out that no, he doesn't know what the numbers refer to, he just knew 10 was the magic number.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on October 20, 2007, 01:41:41 PM
Awww!!!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on October 21, 2007, 01:50:40 PM
I was just eating a chicken sandwich that I doused in a generous amount of this (http://www.hotsauceworld.com/elyuchhahots.html), which I really love.

Except when I get a drip or two of it that ends up going down the windpipe by accident.

I think in an hour or two I'll be able to breathe without coughing and choking, and perhaps by then my forehead will stop sweatening.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on October 21, 2007, 01:58:11 PM
:shock:

ouch man
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on October 21, 2007, 02:14:07 PM
It's excellent hot sauce; I just don't recommend breathing it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on October 22, 2007, 09:38:25 AM
So the Ren Faire was fun, but tiring, and my calves and feet were slightly annoyed that I intended to use them again today.  Defect didn't show, but if he doesn't want to come see me dressed like a peasant wench, that's his prerogative.  ( :nuts:)  (I'd post a picture, but the one I took is on my phone in the car.  Mom's hubby took some I hope turn out well.)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 22, 2007, 11:11:27 AM
( :nuts:)

Biz has got the brain, now, of course.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on October 23, 2007, 04:18:41 PM
I want to see!  :pray:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on October 24, 2007, 12:06:19 AM
I'd like to see! http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/getting_out_of_hand.png
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on October 24, 2007, 09:10:48 AM
Your wish...

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2032/1728239891_809a570f8b.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: BizB on October 24, 2007, 09:22:04 AM
(http://www.bizb.biz/cam_dump/200710220905311.jpg)



Hawt
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on October 24, 2007, 09:23:13 AM
I was trying to avoid the lopsided boob picture!   :P
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: BizB on October 24, 2007, 09:23:45 AM
Any boobs in a storm
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on October 24, 2007, 09:29:04 AM
i'd wench it

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on October 24, 2007, 10:04:37 AM
Any boobs in a storm

Words to live by.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on October 24, 2007, 10:23:49 AM
mmmm Saucy mmmm

:thud: :thud: :thud: :thud: :thud:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on October 24, 2007, 11:56:29 AM
Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on October 24, 2007, 12:01:03 PM
:knotty:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on October 24, 2007, 12:33:07 PM
 :shy:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 24, 2007, 01:04:16 PM
Nice pumpkins. :D
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on October 24, 2007, 01:54:41 PM
I need to look at this thread again when I can see the other pic. But you look good, Tal.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on October 24, 2007, 04:47:55 PM
 :shock:

 :detta:

But it's overexposed (in the wrong way). Underexposed in the other context  :knotty:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on October 24, 2007, 06:24:20 PM
Such a saucy wench!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on October 24, 2007, 11:05:51 PM
Grrrr. I hate it when it's this late and I'm hungry which means hitting a fast food place that's still open. This limits me to McD's, Steak N Shake, Jack in the Box, and White Castle. None sound appealing.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on October 25, 2007, 01:06:21 AM
You could make a Run for the Border.TM
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 25, 2007, 08:01:20 AM
Gawd. It's a tragedy. How do people live without In-N-Out Burger?

It's like ... i dunno, Darfur or something, all these places that don't have In-N-Out. :cry:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on October 25, 2007, 09:04:38 AM
I don't know if I've ever even had an In-N-Out burger.  Are they in Dallas?  If they are, I'm afraid I had one and it -

wasn't all that.  :bolt:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 25, 2007, 09:51:03 AM
In-N-Out Burger is on my list of Fast Food Places To Avoid Because Of Their Names.  Jack-in-the-Box has been on that list longer, though.

Irish, I would totally pick Steak'n'Shake from your short list.  I think they're probably the only fresh-ground-beef place that has never poisoned me, and their shakes, etc, are incomparably better than McD's, etc.  Their fries are good if you eat them right away.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on October 25, 2007, 10:23:31 AM
Nope. No In-and-Out Boigers here.

And the nearest Schlotzsky's is in Redmond, for that matter.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 25, 2007, 10:45:06 AM
When I moved to the Midwest, I heard people swear by Schlotzky's up and down, blah blah blah, and I think I ate there twice.  It was utterly disgusting both times.

I may have been doing it wrong, but I was not encouraged to try for a third time.  Still better than Blimpie, though, and possibly better than the current state of Subway.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on October 25, 2007, 11:23:16 AM
hahahahaha. Oh man.

What was so bad about it? I'll admit some of the restaurants are kind of dumpy.

Schlotzsky's is still some of my best sandwich memories...

Way, WAY too many Quiznos here...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 25, 2007, 11:41:08 AM
Certainly no In-N-Out in Dallas.

They're quite possibly the best fast food out there. Which of course isn't saying much, but there's something to be said for a place that peels and slices their potatoes for fries on the site.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on October 25, 2007, 11:45:09 AM
There's a chain that recently opened a place down here called Five Guys Burger and Fries. They're out of Virginia, I think. They peel there potatoes on the spot, and the small size of fries is like a lunch sack full. The burgers are to die for too. It's like $10 for a burger, fry and drink, but damn well worth it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 25, 2007, 11:49:42 AM
Fresh fries are the best fries, no question.  

I don't even remember what was so wrong with Schlotzky's.  I'm pretty sure one sandwich had some kind of disgusting goop on it that I thought I had asked to not have, but, honestly, I didn't like their bread, although I expected to.  It was like ten years ago, by now, and I just remember being squicked.


Quizno's is a near-great.  They severely need to revamp their menu, though, and concentrate on strong, simple offerings.  There's nothing wrong with having fancy crap and a lot of options, but they make it very difficult for new customers, people who just want a freakin' sandwich, etc.  If you get stuck in line there behind someone who isn't familiar with their menu, it's just torture, and god help you if you say you want a ham and cheese sandwich.

Best all-around sandwich place here is Jimmy John's, no question.  There are a variety of hot-sandwich places around here that all do weird variations that they don't seem to know are weird.  (You can't seem to get a steak-and-cheese here that isn't LOADED with extra salt and pepper.  It's like eating a greasy, cheesy condiment tray.)  I still think D'Angelo's or the like could come out here and take over.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on October 25, 2007, 11:53:32 AM
I remember In N Out from when I live in Cali. It was good and all but I don't remember loving it to extremes.

I still say McD has the best fries. I can just sit there and eat those as a meal. With sweet n sour sauce for dipping if course.

I kind of miss El Pollo Loco.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 25, 2007, 11:58:00 AM
I'm surprised Pollo Loco isn't some sort of poultry Starbucks, with franchises on every corner.

Of course, further south and east, you do not flame-broil chickens, you fry them.

:hmm:

Damnit I should not be reading this. Had a fasting blood test dotay and NO BREAKFAST. Now I want fried chicken.

FRIED.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 25, 2007, 11:59:07 AM
FRIED.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 25, 2007, 12:02:11 PM
Broasted.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on October 25, 2007, 12:20:34 PM
There's a chain that recently opened a place down here called Five Guys Burger and Fries. They're out of Virginia, I think. They peel there potatoes on the spot, and the small size of fries is like a lunch sack full. The burgers are to die for too. It's like $10 for a burger, fry and drink, but damn well worth it.

Amen, brother, can I get a hallelujah!

Except here they peel their potatoes.

 :batteyes:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on October 25, 2007, 12:24:18 PM
For me, fried chicken is in the same category as grilled cheese (+ or - whatever) - it sounds like a good idea, but hardly ever actually is.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 25, 2007, 12:30:04 PM
This just reminds me that I never understand why chicken wing restaurants are common as fleas (and, to me, as appetizing) but chicken finger / nugget restaurants are not.  It would be about the same cost, but easier for both the restaurant and the customer, etc, etc.

I don't know.  Do people (I mean, that many people) just really love gnawing the skin and scraps of flesh off those little articulated bones?  Is it the satisfaction of making an ungodly mess?  What about just a big bowl of brisket or pulled pork and sauce, with no silverware?  Would that be as good?

I'm not mocking.  I just genuinely don't get it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on October 25, 2007, 12:49:26 PM
Stuff like that goes good with a huge-ass glass of beer.

Otherwise, I'm not much of a fried chicken fan myself.

Except for Ezell's...:googily:

Sorry zorg...damn. They used to sell box lunches RIGHT IN THIS BUILDING. :cry:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 25, 2007, 12:53:42 PM
I just genuinely don't get it.

 :shock:

Oh fine then. I call dibs on your share.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on October 25, 2007, 01:06:41 PM
And there's always a good Chinese buffet, Axe for those chicken nugget cravings.

The BEST. Too bad Seattle doesn't have a decent one anymore.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on October 25, 2007, 01:45:46 PM
There's a fairly decent Asian buffet right next door to my office here in Lynnwood -- they have a huge sushi bar and some regular dish that has little pink octopi in it.  :trance:

Too bad I don't like most of what they serve. Hey, they make really good white rice.

As for Quizno's, in theory it sounds like a good idea -- every time I go there I try something new, hoping I'll like it, but it never comes out well in the end.

So to speak.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 25, 2007, 01:56:47 PM
No, it's not that I crave boneless processed chicken.  It's OK, once in a while.  It's that it's the same food as chicken wings without the non-food embedded in it that makes up 70% of the weight of the chicken wings.  If I wanted to eat chicken wings, for, you know, the chicken food part of it, I'd much much rather just eat chicken nuggets / fingers instead.

The lobster thing seems slightly different, at least, although for food that expensive they should at least remove it from the animal for you, is my personal feeling.  I mean, baby back ribs are messy enough without them bringing them out still attached to the spine and whatnot.

When I eat chicken wings, I always feel like I'm scavenging through a Hooters dumpster.  If it were a matter of survival, fine, but $8 for $1 worth of actual food?  Feh.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on October 25, 2007, 02:23:29 PM
Today we salute you Mr. Buffalo Boneless Wing Inventor.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 25, 2007, 03:20:44 PM
Well, no, I mean . . . it's obvious.  Obviously.  So why not?  That's what I don't get.

There used to be a tiny Chinese restaurant in Salem, MA, called Happy House.  Their 'large order' of chicken fingers was a big brown-paper grocery bag filled about 1/3 to 1/2 way up.  Must've been like fifty of the things.  It was $5.  I went to a lot of parties where they had those chicken fingers.  We once asked why it was just $7 for so many, the guy said something like, 'That's how many come in a bag.  I put it in the frier, and then I give it to you.  The bag of frozen chicken costs me $3.'

OK, then.  It was a hell of a good deal . . . if you wanted that many chicken fingers.  They were pretty good, too -- not 75% breading like most current ones seem to be.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on October 25, 2007, 04:35:13 PM
There's a chain that recently opened a place down here called Five Guys Burger and Fries. They're out of Virginia, I think. They peel there potatoes on the spot, and the small size of fries is like a lunch sack full. The burgers are to die for too. It's like $10 for a burger, fry and drink, but damn well worth it.

Amen, brother, can I get a hallelujah!

Except here they peel their potatoes.

 :batteyes:

hallefuckinglujah!

You've got one near you? Isn't it just heavenly? It's so simple, how can so many businesses get it wrong? I have to limit myself to no more than one trip per month. I love it when I'm eating, but I'm hating myself as I wallow out of their.  :P
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on October 25, 2007, 04:44:30 PM
This just reminds me that I never understand why chicken wing restaurants are common as fleas (and, to me, as appetizing) but chicken finger / nugget restaurants are not.  It would be about the same cost, but easier for both the restaurant and the customer, etc, etc.

I don't know.  Do people (I mean, that many people) just really love gnawing the skin and scraps of flesh off those little articulated bones?  Is it the satisfaction of making an ungodly mess?  What about just a big bowl of brisket or pulled pork and sauce, with no silverware?  Would that be as good?

I'm not mocking.  I just genuinely don't get it.

I've asked myself why I pay so much for wings, and I never came up with a good answer, except that maybe it's sort of like pistachios - if you gave me shelled pistachios, I would not eat near as many as unshelled pistachios. I don't quite understand that either, but there you go. Also, I think wing meat is the best meat on the chicken myself. Not as dry as breast meat, and not as funky as dark meat. Seriously. At KFC or Popeye's, a lot of times I will order just wings - fried. And at Popeye's, the spicy fried wings - the best of both worlds! I don't like slimy wings, and I've never set foot in Hooter's.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on October 25, 2007, 04:59:01 PM
Hooter's food is nasty.

Like, Denny's nasty.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on October 25, 2007, 10:04:20 PM
All meat tastes better when cooked in proximity to the bone. Tis a fact. The boneless wings and such do not taste as good as the actual wings. It seems like a good idea in theory - but the result is never as flavorful.

It has to do with gelatin and moisture and things like that - I am certain that there is scientific mumbo jumbo behind it; but it is just a fact that bone in cooked meats have more flavor that boneless. There is also something in the joint type areas that have extra flavor components that melt into the meat at high heats.

Also, with wings vs nuggets vs strips - the primary thing you are missing in this picture is SKIN and with the SKIN comes the FAT which is where flavor resides. Strips and nuggets are chunks of chicken meat only, unless they come up with a way of wrapping said nuggets and strips in chicken skin before they go into the fry-o-lator the strip/nugget will never have the lip smacking, finger licking goodness that is found in your basic wing.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 25, 2007, 10:10:46 PM
So . . . basically, wings taste better because they contain stuff that can't legally be added to the processed chicken.  Boy, you people are not selling me on this.  Anyway, I don't want meat that's moister than properly cooked chicken breast.  Unless maybe it's in soup . . . or a shake . . . or something.

Anyway, you don't have to go into Hooters to eat out of their dumpsters.  I'm not speaking from experience -- although I've never seen a Hooters that had the dumpsters inside -- but just from cold logic.

Also, I have never willingly chosen to go to Hooters, but I've chosen to go to Denny's.  Not recently, but still.  At Denny's, you might get a slice of bacon that still has the belt buckle on it, but at least they won't charge you a ridiculous markup to look at the incompetent waitstaff.  I have never liked paying over $6 for a club sandwich.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on October 25, 2007, 10:34:31 PM
I'm pretty sure you can add that shit legally, Axe man. It's just gelatin, blood, and calcium and a few other things. You probably don't even have to note it.
Think about it for a second, MSG occurs naturally in Kombu. Throw a few bits of that in soup and you can legally say "No Added MSG."
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on October 26, 2007, 08:16:46 AM
You've got one near you? Isn't it just heavenly? It's so simple, how can so many businesses get it wrong? I have to limit myself to no more than one trip per month. I love it when I'm eating, but I'm hating myself as I wallow out of their.  :P

Actually, I don't have one near the house, which is probably for the best, since there is no Five Guys on South Beach (the diet) (And my local sub/pizza joint is plenty good/indulgent enough).  There's one near work the guys sometimes get carry out from; I always include myself in.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on October 26, 2007, 08:57:48 AM
5 guys is out of charlottesville, i believe.  :thumbsup: except they take a gamazilbilion years to make the shit. and they blast 50's style boogie woogie incessantly in your ear holes.  :whatever:

there was an in and out burger near my house in LA. after my ex wife hit it, they just called it "in burger" cause she never came out.

"midnight tacos" near my old place in hollywood was fucking awesome. there's no way to replace them. there are no decent tacos here in c-ville  :bummed:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 26, 2007, 09:33:18 AM
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I'm pretty sure you can add that shit legally, Axe man.

IANAFSP 1, but I was under the impression that since the BSE scares, mechanically-separated and AMR meat couldn't include significant amounts of that gunk, and that meatstuff is what makes up most of the actual-meat filler in processed chicken.  I think.  I could be wrong.  I'm not going to go look it up, because I sometimes still want to eat processed chicken.

I'm still waiting for the machine that sits on your countertop and produces meat on demand.  No, not that kind of meat.  You know what I mean.  No bones, no extra fat, no connective tissue, etc.  You could download different 'recipes' from the net to get the particular shade of chicken that you prefer, etc. 

With my luck, these'll come along when I'm old and decrepit and restricted to a foodpill diet, or electrophoretic nutrient smear, or something.



1 I Am Not A Food Science Person
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on October 26, 2007, 11:58:23 AM
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Hawt

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on October 26, 2007, 11:59:29 AM
Oh, and....

All meat tastes better when cooked in proximity to the bone. Tis a fact. The boneless wings and such do not taste as good as the actual wings. It seems like a good idea in theory - but the result is never as flavorful.

It has to do with gelatin and moisture and things like that - I am certain that there is scientific mumbo jumbo behind it; but it is just a fact that bone in cooked meats have more flavor that boneless. There is also something in the joint type areas that have extra flavor components that melt into the meat at high heats.

Marrow, baby. Marrow.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on October 26, 2007, 04:31:43 PM
I'm still waiting for the machine that sits on your countertop and produces meat on demand.  No, not that kind of meat.  You know what I mean.  No bones, no extra fat, no connective tissue, etc.  You could download different 'recipes' from the net to get the particular shade of chicken that you prefer, etc.

ACK ACK ACK

PHILISTINE!!!

You do not deserve to eat good meat if that is your idea of tasty.

I have the sneaking suspicion that you are not a super taster.

OK, maybe I am being a bit harsh, but you have really taken me by surprise here. You are so eloquent and knowledgeable about so many subjects I had just assumed that you had an educated and evolved palate. The cliche about assuming appears to apply here.

It is so hard when your hero turns out to have a tongue of clay.

 :uncertain:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on October 26, 2007, 04:58:13 PM
I think his tastebuds are just in hiding. Can't say that I blame them. Mike's the same way.  :shrug:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on October 26, 2007, 05:00:05 PM
If I remember correctly, Axe has some... issues with his tastebuds.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 26, 2007, 06:17:14 PM
Yes, but I'm :shrug: at this reaction.  This synthetic meat will be molecularly indistinguishable from natural meat.  The differences will be in the method of synthesis (artificial rather than growing on an animal) and structure, and the structure, like the exact composition, would be recipe-specific.

People would still claim to be able to taste the difference, but double-blind taste-tests would suggest otherwise.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on October 26, 2007, 07:16:41 PM
So... you want a ST replicator?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on October 26, 2007, 08:42:49 PM
Yes, but I'm :shrug: at this reaction.  This synthetic meat will be molecularly indistinguishable from natural meat.  The differences will be in the method of synthesis (artificial rather than growing on an animal) and structure, and the structure, like the exact composition, would be recipe-specific.

People would still claim to be able to taste the difference, but double-blind taste-tests would suggest otherwise.

I have a hard time believing that. Meat is heavily effected in flavor by what the meat animal ate. Try comparing corn fed vs grass fed beef. Commercial vs Free range chicken. That is one of the wonderful things about eating and food. To homogenize the structure of the meat would be to determine what the person felt was preferable and then shoot for that.

Heck, different cuts from different parts of the cow taste drastically different based on the amount of usage the particular muscle gets. Different breeds taste different. Same for chicken.

And it isn't just meat. Take apples, once you have a named varietal every tree that bears that fruit is Identical genetically to the parent plant. It is reproduced by grafting. But if you take that tree and plant it in different areas of the country/world you get apples that taste different even though they are genetically identical. That is because everything from the composition of the soil they grown in to the number of rainy vs sunny days and the length of those days effect the end flavor of the fruit.

I have a hard time believing that some molecular production thingie could reproduce all of the nuances that are found in nature.

It is also true that while you might not be able to taste the difference, others could. There are scientific studies around the taster/super taster issue and there is apparently a huge difference. And your genetic makeup also effects how you taste things. There are genetic idiosyncrasies that cause one mans ambrosia to be another mans dirt. Cilantro is one of the common issues. For some people, regardless of how you prepare it, cilantro tastes like soap/garbage. Asparagus is another.

And while they can identify the characteristics that show that someone is a super-taster or is gonna hate cilantro, they have no idea why. And if they don't know why my guess is their little molecular food producer is going to be lacking in the taste department.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 26, 2007, 09:26:13 PM
I understand what you're saying, vox, and it's not that those are invalid points; I just think that there's a good chance this will be a 'magical' technology, which is to say that its capabilities will far exceed the expectations that make sense from our current frame of reference. 

Lots of people said that LP records would never do a good job of faithfully recording sound . . . and they're still saying that about HD digital technologies.  Current sound technologies are as far behind what we can expect in another 10-15 years as the 45 rpm SP record was behind current HD formats.  Already, blind tests show that most people can't distinguish between a live concert on the other side of that curtain or a CD system with really good speakers.  It doesn't seem plausible, even though it's true, because of our visceral reaction to the concept -- but that is not actually a limiting factor on technology.

Molecular-assembly systems (one of the many things that falls under the rapidly meaningless term nanotechnology) are likely and are likely to be absurdly capable.  Mind you, such a thing would have built-in computing power that makes current desktop machines look sad.  That's the kind of thing that, yeah, is obvious when we stop to think about it, yet it's still hard to accept viscerally.  But a machine like that would have user-adjustable variables for texture, savor, flavor, game, grain, color, consistency, marbling, shape, cut, reference animal, nutrition, you name it.  Probably lots of designer characteristics that don't occur to us yet.

Some people would like a wide spread on certain variables, and others would want a very consistent same-every-time hunk of meat.  Generally, my guess is, people would use pre-programmed recipes (your machine would effortlessly store and sort millions of variations) and then just tweak them slightly, and/or the machines might take verbal criticism and learn what we like.  I don't know.  But I do think that there's an excellent chance that, in my lifetime, getting a steak will be no harder than printing a two-page document.  Mind you, when I was born, virtually no one could automatically print a two-page document at home . . . .

I don't know if such a machine, in this timeframe, would likely be hooked up to a utility-company feed of compounds or pure elements, or take a 'toner cartridge' of protein and etc, or grow its own raw materials in a built-in or separate-component vat.  Very possibly there will be more-expensive machines that produce bones, too, for realism, and recycle the bone material, and maybe cheap imitations that you insert reusable ceramic bonettes into, and they build the meat around 'em, like fake logs in a ventless fireplace.  Maybe, maybe not.

This is just my own extrapolation, but I'm not the only futurist with thoughts along these lines.  Naturally, either the same or similar appliances could produce other foodstuffs, but my bet is that animal products will be the first and most commonly synthesized, followed by niche-market vegetable products (ie, expensive fruits and juices).  You know how it is -- lots of people will have and try a few truffle programs, but not many people will use them regularly.

Or I could be wrong.  But I definitely think it's plausible.  I also think you'll still be able to get 'real' animal-derived meats, especially easily cottage-farmed animals like rabbit and chicken, but I think it'll be more expensive.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on October 26, 2007, 10:20:16 PM
You know, like, totally unrelated and stuff, but have you been reading too many sci-fi novels?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 27, 2007, 10:58:07 AM
Unpossible.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on November 01, 2007, 06:05:57 PM
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Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on November 01, 2007, 06:29:47 PM
stabby are we?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on November 01, 2007, 06:31:14 PM
*steps Gingerly*
*trips on Fred*
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on November 01, 2007, 07:08:14 PM
 :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on November 02, 2007, 05:36:41 AM
stabby are we?

No, actually I was just trying to find a good stabby emoticon just to have around for those certain times, and these were all so cute, I just had to share  :D
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on November 03, 2007, 01:45:04 AM
Something I just ran across in my own image directory that I remember from the old days on FRAK.

Sorghum!!!

(http://www.guildhaven.org/images/sorghum.jpg)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on November 03, 2007, 06:46:10 AM
I save everything.

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Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on November 03, 2007, 08:34:58 AM
Heh.  I still have my own entry into that particular Photoshop contest.

(http://www.guildhaven.org/tal-dania/fark/joes_kitchen.gif)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on November 03, 2007, 09:15:23 PM
 :lol:

Excellent.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on November 03, 2007, 11:58:18 PM
 :rollin: :rollin: :rollin: :rollin:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on November 04, 2007, 02:23:05 AM
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Hawt

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

In N Out is great and all and I liked Five Guys when we checked it out on the way out to visit :needles: and :detta: , but what I could go for right now is more :tal: ....and less clothing!  Do I hear an amen brothas and sistas?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on November 05, 2007, 04:08:41 PM
And of course, the worst thing about Daylight Saving Jive is that, sadly, I can't enjoy my sunset on the way home anymore...

Unless I leave 20 minutes early...

Darkness, man.

aaaaanddd.... EDIT.

That's what I'm doing today. WTH...it's a Monday.

Out at 4:30. Maybe a cool pic?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on November 05, 2007, 06:43:17 PM
You just need over-the-horizon capability, there, whid.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on November 05, 2007, 07:10:14 PM
Yeah, raise the seat on your bike a little.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on November 05, 2007, 07:25:54 PM
I'm FLYING!!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on November 05, 2007, 07:26:47 PM
Hiii again

Oh no oh noooo

Here we gooooo
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on November 05, 2007, 08:26:45 PM
Now, THIS (http://www.subversivecrossstitch.com/index.html) is some counted cross-stitch I can really get behind.  :detta:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on November 05, 2007, 09:11:43 PM
It's one of the sites I keep looking at when I think about making something for the office.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on November 05, 2007, 09:28:04 PM
Now, THIS (http://www.subversivecrossstitch.com/index.html) is some counted cross-stitch I can really get behind.  :detta:


 :lol: :lol: :lol: @ Pussy got me dizzay.

Reminds me of the Valentine's Day gift :bitzero: got me.

(http://urban-decay.org/shit%20bitch%20you%20is%20fine.jpg)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: 12ax7 on November 07, 2007, 08:31:47 PM
*sigh*
Nice to have the power back on.  ;)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on November 07, 2007, 11:10:47 PM
Now, THIS (http://www.subversivecrossstitch.com/index.html) is some counted cross-stitch I can really get behind.  :detta:

My god, one-stop Christmas shopping!  :detta:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on November 07, 2007, 11:42:49 PM
(http://urban-decay.org/shit%20bitch%20you%20is%20fine.jpg)

Years later that still makes me roffle.
ROFFLE HAUS
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: BizB on November 08, 2007, 10:19:28 AM
This must succeed!  MUST!
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2007/11/12/100954554/index.htm?postversion=2007110712
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on November 08, 2007, 11:18:39 AM
Oh, yes, I'd subscribe to that newsletter.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on November 08, 2007, 12:30:33 PM
Oh, yes, I'd subscribe to that newsletter.

OMG WAT YUO MAEN?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on November 08, 2007, 12:44:53 PM
I'm opposed to it.

One man's "unintelligible comment" is one man's surreal snark.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: BizB on November 08, 2007, 01:05:53 PM
[Redacted by stupidity filter]!!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on November 08, 2007, 02:38:19 PM
Quote
The clueless tend to repeat consonants: "This video is amazinggggg!!!" By comparison, says Ortiz, "when you repeat a vowel, you're being sarcastic -- 'Yeaaaaaah.'

Huuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhh???????
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on November 08, 2007, 04:13:00 PM
Oyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on November 08, 2007, 04:14:19 PM
It's not so much that it's a necessarily bad idea as that there's no way I'm going to agree with their heuristics. 

Computers will not be ready to moderate fora until computers are sophisticated enough that you can plead your case to them and explain why you're not a troll.  Some day.  Not yet, and not tomorrow, either.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on November 08, 2007, 04:21:53 PM
Anybody else here hear the story of the twins born on Sunday?

Something like Baby A was born at 1:40 am and Baby B was born at 2:05 am but because it was daylight savings time the clocks at 2 am had to be turned back so on the birth certificate Baby B is listed at 1:05 am.

(times are approx. but you get the gist)

I think that would be a cool story to have.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on November 08, 2007, 04:23:11 PM
That goes against the first amendement.Fr33d0m 0f sp33ch!!!! Or whatever.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on November 08, 2007, 05:06:48 PM
I saw that one.  Makes being born on Feb 29 seem easy to get away with.

If you were going to tell that story at parties, though, you might as well have your mother on a cruise ship at the time and have it cross the International Date Line at a crucial moment.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on November 08, 2007, 07:06:38 PM
See...

Would this thing filter out the stupid comments on youtube? Because I still maintain there is some comedy freaking GOLD in them thar comments.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on November 08, 2007, 10:15:52 PM
This must succeed!  MUST!
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2007/11/12/100954554/index.htm?postversion=2007110712

Wow.. that sounds so familiar....

Oh wait. I think I know why. Welcome to 2001, CNN. Welcome.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on November 09, 2007, 09:49:20 AM
See...

Would this thing filter out the stupid comments on youtube? Because I still maintain there is some comedy freaking GOLD in them thar comments.

I would hope so - that's what they're using as their baseline for "stupid".
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on November 11, 2007, 11:23:03 PM
Quick! I need help.

I know nothing about race car driving.  So there is Nascar but isn't there some other league, division, company or whatever you may call it? Like you drive for one or the other?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on November 11, 2007, 11:29:32 PM
Not exactly sure what you're looking for, but there are many kinds of auto racing, and I don't think many drivers do more than one kind.

Kinds include, um:

NASCAR
F1  (Formula 1)
Grand Prix
Rally (many subcategories)
Le Mans
Outlaw
etc
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on November 11, 2007, 11:32:40 PM
Thanks. I thought of F1 but wasn't sure.

I guess I was thinking it was like wrestling - which I also know nothing about. There's two of too right? Which I can't even think of the one name I even know of right now. WWE? I don't know. Don't mind me. Drive thru.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on November 13, 2007, 11:13:31 AM
The two highest-paid pro racing "types" are stock car (NASCAR) and open-wheel (F1, Indy, CART, etc.). 

Almost all stock car races are NASCAR-affiliated; the big leagues are the (Winston/Nextel/Sprint) Cup and Busch series; many drivers drive in both.  For sheer stock car fun, find your nearest dirt track on a Saturday night.

Most F1 drivers and races are European.  Indy and CART used to be one series - the American version of F1.  They split for political reasons, I think, and you are either one or the other.  CART originally got the best drivers, but the Indy cars ran the Indy 500 and that's where the publicity is.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on November 14, 2007, 11:06:47 AM
God, PMS sucks. We all know my boobs are small. So it's messed up when I have to hold them to walk so they don't move because they're so tender and sore. Also, my god am I bitchy. I can just feel it. Every little thing irritates the hell out of me. I'll be lucky not to yell at anybody at work today. *breathe in, breathe out*
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on November 14, 2007, 11:50:17 AM
Last week I got to blame PMS for my hyper-emo, crazily variable irritability.  What do I blame this week?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on November 14, 2007, 11:52:40 AM
Bush.

...

Not that one, the one in the White House. :eyeroll:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on November 14, 2007, 11:54:24 AM
Michael Jordon has settled his divorce to pay his ex $168 million  :shock: That's about 9.33 million for every year they were married.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on November 14, 2007, 12:03:02 PM
That's quite a payday for doing ... I have no idea what she did as a wife. Maybe it's a low payout.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on November 14, 2007, 12:40:24 PM
Michael Jordon has settled his divorce to pay his ex $168 million  :shock: That's about 9.33 million for every year they were married.



Nice work if you can get it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on November 14, 2007, 01:26:31 PM
Yah.  For $9.33 mil per year, I'd be his wife.  For maybe a year, anyway.


:hmm:


And then I'd cash in some more when he sent me nice things in an attempt to win me back.

:harumph:

:ttth:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on November 14, 2007, 01:39:59 PM
Well they were married for 18 years. That's a long time to be housewife for him and not get a piece.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on November 14, 2007, 01:45:03 PM
And here I'm concerning myself with mere thou$ands... :eyeroll:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on November 14, 2007, 10:18:19 PM
I bet we'll be seeing him in a lot more Hanes commercials soon.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on November 14, 2007, 11:23:12 PM
Pff.  I'd make him forget all about that Cuba Gooding Jr.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on November 15, 2007, 12:23:04 PM
Overly large tumors gross me out. Just even reading about them. Egads. Especially the ones with hair and teeth. God.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on November 17, 2007, 05:58:04 PM
Devoted Customer Upset Jimmy Dean Downsized Sausage 16oz To 12oz But Charges Same Price (http://consumerist.com/consumer/audio/devoted-customer-upset-jimmy-dean-downsized-sausage-16oz-to-12oz-but-charges-same-price-322223.php)

 :lol:

If you're using NoScript, allow Gawker, otherwise the player doesn't show up.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on November 20, 2007, 05:49:24 PM
I'm outa here. Just me and the kids to Grandmas for T'giving. Blarg. I'll have my computer so I may darken your doors over the weekend depending on how much WAN logging my pop does :galm:

I'm taking the oldest for a college interview. I'd better pack a nice shirt. Egads.

Oh yeah, almost forgot, HAVE A NICE HOLIDAY Y'ALLS.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on November 20, 2007, 06:09:48 PM
Yes, happy holiday(s) to all. Try not to dwell on how irritating your relatives are, and instead be thankful for the good things. Things could be much worse.

I'm not outa here until Thursday, I think, depending on the weather, but I know some of you will be splittin' soon. Be careful out there on the road.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on November 20, 2007, 07:18:19 PM
Word. I'm out tomorrow morning. Have a great turkey day all.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on November 20, 2007, 07:55:02 PM
Yo.

I'll be thinking of you all while I'm trying to stuff a 18 pound turkey into my ... refrigerator.  ;)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on November 21, 2007, 09:38:39 AM
Happy happies.

I've got a 24 pounder brining out in the guhruge. T-day is today for us since Mike's mom is going to be taking care of the elderly trio tomorrow.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on November 21, 2007, 09:00:33 PM
Ok, that explains it. Disregard my other post.  :D
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on November 22, 2007, 10:34:09 AM
Ok, that explains it. Disregard my other post.  :D

Heeeee!

Nah. That was my bad. Part of my Aggravating Aura of Perplexity is that I often carry on halfway through a thought/sentence as if the first half had already been said. I've gotten better since then, but still haven't perfected getting ideas out from beginning to end. Ugh.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: BizB on November 27, 2007, 09:29:30 AM
Want.
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/131
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on December 02, 2007, 04:19:33 PM
I don't understand why the fox (northern American red fox, in particular) hasn't become a popular pet animal.  It's commonly bred in captivity, so its availability is good and its habits and needs are pretty well understood.  It's easily hand-tamed.  It's about the size of a house cat and easy to feed, and they adapt well to indoor life.  They're adorable and silky smooth, and not too aggressive, noisy, or destructive.  They're not any muskier than ferrets, certainly.

I once read a thing about a Russian project to breed domesticated foxes as an experiment into how dogs had become domesticated in ancient times, and it was pretty interesting -- the foxes became much more dog-like.  I have no idea what their methodology was like, though -- they may have purposely or accidentally bred the foxes that seemed more dog-like in the first place.

Still.  Foxes.  I understand why raccoons and otters haven't become popular pets, but foxes wouldn't be anywhere near as high-maintenance or as much trouble.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on December 02, 2007, 04:50:46 PM
I once read a thing about a Russian project to breed domesticated foxes as an experiment into how dogs had become domesticated in ancient times, and it was pretty interesting -- the foxes became much more dog-like.  I have no idea what their methodology was like, though -- they may have purposely or accidentally bred the foxes that seemed more dog-like in the first place.

There was a show on the Discovery channel that mentioned that.  Problem was, as the foxes became more domesticated, they started showing more genetic abnormalities like floppy ears and quirky tails and such.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on December 02, 2007, 05:33:12 PM
I saw that too. I thought that was part of that Nova episode on epigenetics, but I could be wrong. If I remember correctly, they kept breeding the least aggressive pup of the litter. I know pup is the wrong word, but I can't think of what they're called at the moment and it's pissing me off.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on December 02, 2007, 06:38:18 PM
"Kits":

(http://mynarskiforest.purrsia.com/ev12a.jpg)

How could you not love a face like that?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on December 03, 2007, 10:08:07 AM
kits
cl4ck hear mayun (http://people.virginia.edu/~jwa6t/fox)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on December 03, 2007, 06:32:28 PM
Kits. I knew that   :redface:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on December 03, 2007, 06:42:17 PM
And here's the story (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tame_Silver_Fox) on that thing with one picture. According to the article, they have been selling them as pets, but they don't look much like foxes anymore.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on December 03, 2007, 10:03:29 PM
Kits, cats, sacks, wives, how many were going to Altoona?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on December 03, 2007, 11:45:13 PM
Why would anything go to Altoona?

*has made that mistake before*
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on December 05, 2007, 02:36:51 PM
Apparently it's got some kind of test track for buses, I know that much from working in gubbamint...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on December 05, 2007, 07:20:38 PM
Anybody know how I can add text to a picture I want to post online? I have like 4 different programs and none of them seem to let me do this. I want the text to go on the picture.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on December 05, 2007, 07:22:37 PM
What programs do you have?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on December 05, 2007, 07:32:12 PM
Picasa 2
Adobe Photoshop Album Starter 3
Paint
Microsoft picture manger
windows picture viewer

All these programs let me alter the picture in some form but it doesn't look like i can do text. Paint does but it requires a text window that is background colored which doesn't work for me.

I tried publisher but can't save the picture with the text to post online. I just need to add four stupid words.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on December 05, 2007, 07:34:43 PM
I'm sure Picasa has an "add caption" feature.

Your version of Photoshop? Not sure, but there should be a text button on your tools menu, too...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on December 05, 2007, 07:38:39 PM
Add Caption places it at the bottom. I want to write on the picture basically
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on December 05, 2007, 07:40:20 PM
I thought Paint had an option where you could type without a background.  I don't have Paint anymore so I can't double check.

I'm not familiar with those other programs either.  Sorry.

If you want, I can add those words for you if you email me the pic and what you want to say.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on December 05, 2007, 07:55:27 PM
Thanks. I got it to work in paint finally.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on December 05, 2007, 07:59:23 PM
 :detta:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on December 05, 2007, 08:06:22 PM
I don't know why I bother for hours with this crap on my own when I should just come to you guys in the first place and save myself a headache.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on December 06, 2007, 03:02:14 PM
you could use an LOLcat builder

(http://www.kscakes.com/LolCats/Detail.aspx/im-in-ur-bl0g-hackin-ur-furby/)

http://www.kscakes.com/LolCats/
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on December 06, 2007, 03:31:02 PM
you could use an LOLcat builder



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Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on December 06, 2007, 04:42:46 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on December 06, 2007, 05:02:59 PM
 :rollin: :rollin: :rollin: :rollin:

Okay now, put on the outfit.

 :knotty: :knotty: :knotty:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on December 06, 2007, 05:46:26 PM
:lol:  The multipass reminds me of . . . some people . . . who were doing software consulting at the Army-Air Force Exchange.  They were at the office there early one day and were waiting for the base computer people to show up (military base, I mean, not I Expected Better Of You, Knave!), so they went to the little lounge area and sat down on the couches to read some magazines.

A few minutes later, a uniformed dude came by, saw them, looked for a moment, and unsnapped his holster.  He was all, "Who are you people?"  And they were all "Um, we were hired to work here!  As consultants!  We are friendly people!"

And the uniformed dude said, "You have to wear your badges AT ALL TIMES.  The guard at the gate shouldn't even have let you in without your badges!  You can't walk around unescorted.  Go back to the office and stay there."

So they did.  They didn't mention that it was like their third day there, and they'd never been issued badges of any kind, or that they hadn't come in through the main gate.  The door near where they'd parked was unlocked, so they just went in. 

Probably better not to mention it.

Still has nothing on TV Nation bringing a camera crew into the US Army chemical weapons depot.  That was too funny/scary.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on December 06, 2007, 06:55:27 PM
Not that I'd want to be caught in public saying anything negative about our heroes in uniform, but security on this humungous base was one hell of a roller coaster. Most of the scientists didn't understand about the office you go to for badges, so they went to the gate. Some got waved on through, no badges. The chief scientist was detained for two hours, until they arranged for an escort to come out from the ship and walk him over. We all went to the badge office, and 3/4 of us had our names on a list and just had to wait a bit for the badges to be printed -- the last wasn't on the list for some reason so they called the ship and got the chief scientist (!!!) to say he was okay. In the end it looked like we were the only ones with badges.

Okayyyyyy ...

Another surreal part of the whole experience was driving around and seeing all these signs advertising our own Reaver's business ventures. I had no idea.


And from my hotel room window I looked down on the deck of a helicopter carrier, one of the Iwo Jima class. Amazin.

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Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on December 06, 2007, 06:57:00 PM
Wow, hmof... I don't think I've ever been to a base that had security that was that borked. 
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on December 06, 2007, 07:03:39 PM
Ok, why am I getting a "website certified by an unknown authority" message when I call up this page. It says it's for www.navy-nex.com.

It's not doing that on any other BC page.  :confused:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on December 06, 2007, 07:04:00 PM
Well ... the bad guys aren't going to be able to figure out any holes in the security if it's different every time, so maybe it's a strategery.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on December 06, 2007, 07:04:37 PM
Ok, why am I getting a "website certified by an unknown authority" message when I call up this page. It says it's for www.navy-nex.com.

It's not doing that on any other BC page.  :confused:

Oh shoot. It's that image, it's on a server running ssl. I'd better delete that.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on December 06, 2007, 07:08:03 PM
I thought it might be the image, but when I checked the URL through "view image" it was a BC URL.  :uncertain:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: sm0k4 on December 08, 2007, 12:27:05 PM
I'm ashamed to say, but this (http://www.bustedtees.com/shirt/georgewbushhasaides/male) made me lol.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on December 09, 2007, 02:36:01 AM
I'm buying this t-shirt for my sister in law

http://www.sackwear.com/product_info.php?products_id=34 (http://www.sackwear.com/product_info.php?products_id=34)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on December 09, 2007, 10:47:24 AM
Oh noes!  I also bought that T-shirt for your sister-in-law!

Actually, I don't have JS turned on or Flash installed, here, so I couldn't see it, but I think I've seen similar.  But what really distracted me . . . am I the only one who got a page with a picture in the lower right that said "Upload your picture now!" and had a truly disturbing sample pic?  It was a woman holding a baby, and the baby is holding . . . some kind of stuffed animal sort of thing.  The stuffed animal thing I think is supposed to have two legs and a tail, but it sure looks like it has an unholy gigantic cock, is what it looks like.

Yeesh.  Creepiest thing I've seen today.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on December 09, 2007, 10:48:08 AM
Quote
Creepiest thing I've seen today.

Of course, it's like 10:30 AM on Sunday morning, and I haven't even gone to work yet.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on December 09, 2007, 12:47:51 PM
I think you mean this: http://www.sackwear.com/ee/gallery/detail/25/

And yes, it looks like a large cock.

...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on December 09, 2007, 03:52:27 PM
AUGGH.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on January 02, 2008, 10:49:39 PM
A friend of mine just emailed me and asked if I could call her cellphone because she couldn't find it.  So I called and after five rings her voicemail picked up.  So I said in my best andrygonous-robot voice, "I'm sorry.  You did not retrieve your phone in time.  You have failed.  Bomb sequence commencing in 3...2...1....", then I hung up.

Just now my phone rang with my friend's number on the caller ID, and when I answered it was the Chinese Palace restaurant.  They found a phone that someone must have left behind.  They didn't mention anything about my message though, which is probably a good thing.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on January 03, 2008, 12:28:02 AM
A friend of mine just emailed me and asked if I could call her cellphone because she couldn't find it.  So I called and after five rings her voicemail picked up.  So I said in my best andrygonous-robot voice, "I'm sorry.  You did not retrieve your phone in time.  You have failed.  Bomb sequence commencing in 3...2...1....", then I hung up.

Just now my phone rang with my friend's number on the caller ID, and when I answered it was the Chinese Palace restaurant.  They found a phone that someone must have left behind.  They didn't mention anything about my message though, which is probably a good thing.

Dude. You rule.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on January 03, 2008, 12:54:39 PM
So did you order anything?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Encino Man on January 21, 2008, 11:45:44 AM
Our condo is being evacuated - fire on the 22nd floor....
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on January 21, 2008, 01:00:30 PM
Uh-oh, hope it's no big deal!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Encino Man on January 21, 2008, 01:52:43 PM
Uh-oh, hope it's no big deal!

I don't know what it was. I never left the building. I was in the lobby when the fire crew sounded the all clear and we were allowed to return to our units. The firefighters said that there had been a real fire but that it was easily brought under control. The most common cause of small fires in this building and the one we lived in across the road is (according to condo management) religious observations gone awry. Last year there were three or four fires in our old building around passover. People were burning old food or something - in units without fireplaces.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on January 22, 2008, 03:56:00 PM
The most common cause of small fires in this building and the one we lived in across the road is (according to condo management) religious observations gone awry. Last year there were three or four fires in our old building around passover. People were burning old food or something - in units without fireplaces.

I would think more "candles" if it were religious observances. Or are they burning food as an offering?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Encino Man on January 22, 2008, 04:50:53 PM
The most common cause of small fires in this building and the one we lived in across the road is (according to condo management) religious observations gone awry. Last year there were three or four fires in our old building around passover. People were burning old food or something - in units without fireplaces.

I would think more "candles" if it were religious observances. Or are they burning food as an offering?

From what I hear (from reading AJ Jacobs) it's about eliminating all leavened bread before Passover. There is a difference between 'kosher food' and 'kosher for Passover food' and the latter is way stricter so observant Jews have to throw out (or ritualistically burn) their bread.

And as for bigger fires starting, see this:

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=950DE4DA1F39F935A35757C0A9629C8B63
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on January 22, 2008, 06:51:22 PM
dogbone was telling me how to make white chili in one of these threads around here a long time ago. Today I picked up stuff to make it, but I don't know if I got the right beans. It calls for white beans. Is that the same as Great Northern Beans?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on January 22, 2008, 06:56:45 PM
Great White North has a ring to it, so it must be so.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: ivan on January 22, 2008, 06:57:39 PM
dogbone was telling me how to make white chili in one of these threads around here a long time ago. Today I picked up stuff to make it, but I don't know if I got the right beans. It calls for white beans. Is that the same as Great Northern Beans?

Forsooth, praytell o dogbone of these Great Beans of Yore!

(GBY)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on January 22, 2008, 07:00:12 PM
Google beat y'all. White beans and Great Northern beans are the same thing.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: ivan on January 22, 2008, 07:04:59 PM
Google Beat Y'all.

Nice.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 22, 2008, 07:05:49 PM
Great! Boiled'em Yet?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on January 22, 2008, 07:22:18 PM
Gargantuan British Young'uns
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on January 22, 2008, 07:27:20 PM
Great! Boiled'em Yet?

Gonna be, yeah.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 22, 2008, 08:26:39 PM
Gotta big yen.


(for beans now)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on January 22, 2008, 08:42:00 PM
Gonads Being Yeasty.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on January 22, 2008, 08:43:42 PM
 :shock:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on January 22, 2008, 08:46:37 PM
Garnishes By Youssef
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on January 22, 2008, 08:47:28 PM
Get bent, Yanni.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on January 22, 2008, 09:19:51 PM
Y'all are a bunch of freaks.

GANG BANGIN YENTAS

/sort of on topic
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on January 22, 2008, 09:22:03 PM
Goyims Be Yutzi
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 22, 2008, 11:47:44 PM
Go bother Yankees
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on January 23, 2008, 10:32:21 AM
ARRR.  I just said I found that one ambiguous, and here you guys go, muddying the waters.

Well, that figures.  GBY.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on January 23, 2008, 12:55:14 PM
Goatse, Blumpers, and You
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: ivan on January 23, 2008, 01:32:09 PM
Greyish Butt-Yoghurt.

Yes, I went there.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on January 23, 2008, 03:25:47 PM
Got Boobs Yet?

Damn.  Z already used "yet".  Minus 50 style points.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: sm0k4 on January 23, 2008, 06:34:30 PM
Greyish Butt-Yoghurt.

Yes, I went there.


 :lol:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on January 23, 2008, 06:47:42 PM
Greyish Butt-Yoghurt.

Yes, I went there.


 :rollin: :rollin:

/ Sounds like someone ate at Wendy's.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: ivan on January 23, 2008, 07:11:52 PM
(http://www.ivandavidoff.com/misc/santorum.jpg)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: anvil_parachute on January 25, 2008, 03:31:15 AM
Whenever I see Bin Laden's "give peace a chance" son on TV, I can't help but think, "Booyakasha!"
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on January 30, 2008, 11:19:23 PM
Should we go to my cousin's wedding in Redondo Beach, y/n?

Punk wants to drive.   :nuts:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 30, 2008, 11:53:49 PM
Do you like Weed?







Not the drug, the tiny little town in the Siskyous you'll be stuck in for three days when I-5 closes due to snow when you're on your way back.

If so, great plan. ;)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on January 31, 2008, 01:03:30 AM
In April?  Eh, there's no way I'm doing 18 hours with a toddler.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 31, 2008, 08:50:59 AM
April should be fine. I've done the whole stuck-in-Weed thing before and it ... made an impression.

I've also done the 18 hours in a car with a toddler. Remember that Calvin comic?

"Need some help, lady?"

"First call the police and report an infanticide."
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on January 31, 2008, 01:24:12 PM
Should we go to my cousin's wedding in Redondo Beach, y/n?

Punk wants to drive.   :nuts:

If you do drive, be sure to stop in San Jo for lunch/dinner/etc. so Lilia can meet Ian!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on January 31, 2008, 04:31:23 PM
In April?  Eh, there's no way I'm doing 18 hours with a toddler.

yeah I'd need weed for that
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on January 31, 2008, 06:38:51 PM
Three words:

Bourbonized Sippy Cup
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on January 31, 2008, 06:53:34 PM
Three words:

Bourbonized Sippy Cup

Sounds like a typical Thursday night for me. 
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on February 01, 2008, 02:09:27 AM
Three words:

Bourbonized Sippy Cup


when they are teething I AM SO TEMPTED
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on February 01, 2008, 01:52:08 PM
I was thinking more Don Julio Anejo myself.  But bourbon works, as long as it's not crap like Jack or Jim.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on February 07, 2008, 10:27:45 AM
Has anyone eaten Haggis? Is it terribly gross?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on February 07, 2008, 11:12:59 AM
No. Because of the second question.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on February 07, 2008, 11:40:58 AM
clack! (http://www.worldburnsclub.com/newsletter/0107/haggis_mcphee.htm)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on February 07, 2008, 11:49:30 AM
Haggis sounds like a punishment...like eating a hairshirt...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on February 07, 2008, 02:12:40 PM
The word itself sounds like what you'll be doing if you try to eat it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on February 07, 2008, 03:45:29 PM
Being brought up Scottish on both sides of the family, I still eat haggis regularly.  It's tasty.  Think of it as a Scottish recipe for meat loaf; that's really all it is.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on February 07, 2008, 04:27:53 PM
So far you are the only person to give it a positive review. And you grew up on it... I think that says alot
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on February 07, 2008, 04:30:54 PM
I've forced it on many others and I've only encountered one person who wasn't pleasantly surprised.  There's nothing goofy or weird about it.  Honest.

About the best widely available haggis I've found in the US is easily purchased via Caledonian Kitchen (http://www.caledoniankitchen.com).  That's where I buy mine.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on February 07, 2008, 04:31:41 PM
I'd try it.  It really doesn't look to bad to me.


Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on February 07, 2008, 05:10:13 PM
Haggis? It's just a heroic sausage. Nothing to fear.

I personally prefer my sausages made of things other than offal and oatmeal, but that's just me. :galm:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 07, 2008, 05:22:54 PM
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Think of it as a Scottish recipe for meat loaf

Wow o wow, that does not sound like a recommendation.

Personally, I wouldn't eat oatmeal off the outside of a sheep, much less out of the inside.  None of that gourmet ethnich dare food tends to appeal to me.  If I were completely sick of the food I like to eat, it would be different.  But it isn't.

:harumph:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: ivan on February 07, 2008, 05:29:50 PM
Its yuk factor is played up for antic reasons, but it's really pretty regular food. It's not like raw fish gonads or anything.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on February 07, 2008, 06:24:45 PM
Yeah.  Basically put, if one turns up one's nose at haggis because of what it's made of, one should probably also not be eating things like sausage, hot dogs, or any other "processed" meat product (heck, even hamburger can have some rather unsavory meats mixed in with it depending on where you get it).
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on February 07, 2008, 06:53:53 PM
Oh most assuredly. 
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on February 07, 2008, 07:38:05 PM
Hey, as long as it tastes like goulash, I don't mind...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 07, 2008, 09:48:20 PM
Ha!  I generally don't eat sausage or hot dogs, so there.  Ground beef I don't mind so much, if it's cooked enough.  Processed can = homogenized, which can be good enough for me.  Processed + all kinds of crazy additives = Slim Jim, to my mind and palate, which is why I generally don't like sausage (which is also often too salty and fatty for my freaky palate), although kosher beef hot dogs can be good.  I would eat processed grasshopper loaf if it were processed right, but not a recognizeable sheep's stomach.

I know, women are not impressed by a guy's diet if he only eats the same things a lot.  But the day I eat something I don't want to in order to impress a woman is the day I give up and swear to celibacy, anyway.

Fortunately for me . . . a clever metaphor escapes me at the moment . . . women are not at all an off-putting food to me, let's say.  Yes, no part of a woman's body scares me (given the right woman, anyway), but a frog's legs have no chance.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on February 07, 2008, 10:03:36 PM
I'm not a fan of organ meats. I can't get past the texture, nor knowing their purpose (namely liver/kidneys to filter nasties and I don't want to eat that thx) It's possible haggis would render the texture indiscernible from that of the oats. Like durian, I would probably try it once. And then forget what it was it tasted like and want to try it again.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 07, 2008, 10:11:52 PM
They tell me Lucy died from eating too much liver.  A cautionary tale!


I actually loved liver when I was a kid.  But, then, I would've been tempted to cannibalism, when I was a kid.  Your tastes change as you get older.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on February 08, 2008, 12:42:59 AM
I only liked liver because my grandfather used to fry it up religiously...with the proverbial onions.

Stuff's got a weird smell, weird texture, weirder taste

But it does have a hell of a lot of Vitamin A.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on February 08, 2008, 01:01:21 AM
I don't do organ meats.
The liver and kidneys are the toilets of the body. FTN.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 08, 2008, 08:03:41 AM
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I only liked liver because my grandfather used to fry it up religiously...with the proverbial onions.

Oh, right -- Leviticus 3.14:  Take thou the liver of the fatted calf, and consign it to the fire, as a sweet oblation unto the LORD, especially if you have any of those onions left over from when you made bacon and onions the other morning, like in the proverb of The Rich Man's Bacon.  That's a good passage.



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Stuff's got a weird smell, weird texture, weirder taste.

But it does have a hell of a lot of Vitamin A.

Yeah.  That's why it killed Lucy.  :huh:

(http://www.detectingdesign.com/images/EarlyMan/Lucy.jpg)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on February 08, 2008, 11:40:58 AM
I thought it was the diamond smuggling...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on February 08, 2008, 03:12:23 PM
HAGGIS IS VILE!!!!!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on February 08, 2008, 03:29:09 PM
Next you'll be telling me Soylent Green is people.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 08, 2008, 03:50:47 PM
SOYLENT GREEN IS PURPLE!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on February 08, 2008, 03:51:01 PM
Mmmmmmmm.  Soylent Haggis.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on February 08, 2008, 03:59:15 PM
Mmmmmmmm.  Soylent Haggis.

That's it. That's the name of the band.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on February 08, 2008, 04:26:21 PM
I am so there.  What instrument you want me to play?  I do rhythm guitar, lead guitar, and bass.  I can also sing lead or backup vocals.

No drums though.  I can play, but I'm a half-assed percussionist at best.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on February 08, 2008, 04:42:11 PM
I want to be one of the dancer of the groups but only if I get to do so using dance dance revolution.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on February 08, 2008, 05:22:53 PM
I'm rhythm guitar or bass. Vocals only after a few beers.

/wonders if DDR has brass pole mode ...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on February 08, 2008, 05:26:52 PM
I'm quite offended that you think I would ever use a brass pole.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 08, 2008, 06:10:36 PM
What, you prefer silicone?





:bolt:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on February 08, 2008, 06:36:44 PM
The band still needs ... a drummer. I know one ...

There's only one problem.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on February 08, 2008, 06:44:34 PM
I'd play drums. But you'd have to supply the kit.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: unclejessie on February 08, 2008, 08:02:09 PM
Personally, I wouldn't eat oatmeal off the outside of a sheep, much less out of the inside.  None of that gourmet ethnich dare food tends to appeal to me.  If I were completely sick of the food I like to eat, it would be different.  But it isn't.

I'm not a fan of organ meats

I don't do organ meats.
The liver and kidneys are the toilets of the body. FTN.



Do you eat eggs?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on February 08, 2008, 08:18:48 PM
Yep. Eggs aren't organs used to process wastes.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: ivan on February 08, 2008, 08:32:57 PM
Just a guess, but I expect fat and skin cells retain more waste than do the organs that are designed to expell it.

Well, except the brains. The brains retain pretty much a ton of waste. But only human brains.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on February 08, 2008, 08:45:11 PM
I'm pretty sure the liver sticks around a lot longer than a skin cell.

I could be wrong about that, though.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on February 08, 2008, 09:37:14 PM
There are usually tons of toxins present in adipose cells (which pretty much are immortal), especially the adipose tissue around the liver.  Skin cells are replaced every couple of weeks.  But the kidneys and liver are actually pretty clean because they do the cleansing, so Ivan has a point there.  I personally don't like the taste of most livers and kidneys.  But I've had some tasty organ meats before, although they weren't beef, pork, or chicken.  Then again the industrial feed lot produced meat isn't exactly the healthiest thing out there which might be why I didn't like the livers and kidneys of those critters.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on February 08, 2008, 10:49:56 PM
I don't do industrial. Never have.
Also - prions aren't found in muscle.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on February 09, 2008, 06:53:45 AM
.
Also - prions aren't found in muscle.

Yet.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 09, 2008, 08:37:09 AM
Yah, they'll fine prions in refrigerator crisper drawers any day now.

My brother was just telling me about a study where the infected various strains of HIV with prions designed to make the virus more vulnerable to antibodies.  The crazy weakass protein sheath on HIV is part of what makes a normal immune response to it kind of iffy, so they designed prions that would be antibody-friendly and HIV-jigsaw-piece.

The world gets stranger every day.  Of course, the first time I heard of prions was in a report where mosquito DNA was found incorporated into wheat DNA through prions vectored by microscopic mites.  Didn't seem to hurt the wheat any, but for a while it really confused the ag scientists who were looking at the wheat genome.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on February 09, 2008, 10:39:13 AM
A prion once bit my sister.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on February 09, 2008, 10:44:53 AM
A prion once bit my sister.

This is actually possible. Prions are actually tiny little petrels that live in high latitudes. They're amazingly cute and improbable. How do they make it in the same world the albatross lives in? They are so different.

(http://www.oceanwanderers.com/Prionflock.1.JPG)

It's even more amazing how they get into your brain and cause kuru.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 09, 2008, 02:39:25 PM
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It's even more amazing how they get into your brain and cause kuru.

Even worse when I just finished washing my car!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on February 17, 2008, 05:55:58 PM
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/mo_d_/hisey.gif)

I see you!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Encino Man on March 03, 2008, 01:57:13 PM
Some stupid bitch at the grocery store who wouldn't move her cart out of the centre of the aisle while talking on the phone got me thinking yesterday. I have a theory that there is proportionality between the size of your sunglasses and how big a fucking douchebag you are. I wouldn't mind help collecting data on this....
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: BizB on March 03, 2008, 02:27:23 PM
Today, Tal is visiting with sm0k4 and I just got this on my cell phone.

clixorz for full sm0k4 hawtness
(http://www.bizb.biz/cam_dump/200803031323521_t.jpg) (http://www.bizb.biz/cam_dump/200803031323521.jpg)

Imagine the two of them toge... :thud:  :knotty: :thud:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on March 03, 2008, 02:34:55 PM
Today, Tal is visiting with sm0k4 and I just got this on my cell phone.

clixorz for full sm0k4 hawtness
(http://www.bizb.biz/cam_dump/200803031323521_t.jpg) (http://www.bizb.biz/cam_dump/200803031323521.jpg)

Imagine the two of them toge... :thud:  :knotty: :thud:

Good gravy! Is it even safe to have all that hotness in one place?!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on March 03, 2008, 02:37:30 PM
I could really use a sandwich.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on March 03, 2008, 02:40:01 PM
I could really use a sandwich.

Sandwich?!

That was what the hotness vortex made you think of?

:nuts:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: BizB on March 03, 2008, 02:41:32 PM
Ye of little imagination.  tal and smoka could be the bread of the bizb sammich any day.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on March 03, 2008, 02:45:29 PM
It's obvious who has the brane today.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Encino Man on March 03, 2008, 02:46:53 PM
Wow. Smoka has perfect teeth. I'm kinda jealous.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on March 03, 2008, 02:56:48 PM
It's obvious who has the brane today.
Today?!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on March 03, 2008, 03:00:41 PM
Brain? Nah, I save those for Theraj.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on March 03, 2008, 03:00:56 PM
Wow. Smoka has perfect teeth. I'm kinda jealous.

And skin!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: sm0k4 on March 03, 2008, 06:22:47 PM
 :lol: You guys are crackin me up!  I had so much fun with Talix, though unfortunately I didn't have very much time, so I feel terrible for having to rush her through her tour of the hub's shop. We could have gabbed for hours, though. Since she's met pretty much ALL of you I got to hear lots of good stories. I'm going to have to score some race tickets to bribe her to come back down to visit again!

Wow. Smoka has perfect teeth. I'm kinda jealous.

Years of orthodontia.  :D



 
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Encino Man on March 03, 2008, 06:35:30 PM
I had braces too. I actually had the works - including the headgear at night. My teeth were perfect when my braces came off - and within a year I started playing rugby and knocked them all out. The fake teeth (which are most of my front teeth) just don't look as good as my real old teeth.   :(
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on March 03, 2008, 06:51:45 PM
Some stupid bitch at the grocery store who wouldn't move her cart out of the centre of the aisle while talking on the phone got me thinking yesterday. I have a theory that there is proportionality between the size of your sunglasses and how big a fucking douchebag you are. I wouldn't mind help collecting data on this....

I think there's something to your theory.  I've noticed the Douchebag-Bigshades connection myself on numerous occasions, but I have insufficient data to form a conclusion, just a shaky hypothesis.

We should pool our data and collaborate.  Time is of the essence!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on March 03, 2008, 10:33:31 PM
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My teeth were perfect when my braces came off - and within a year I started playing rugby and knocked them all out.

Oh, yes -- years and years of braces, palate bar, headgear, retainers, endless jaw-molds of both kinds (the one where they shovel cold clay in your mouth, and the kind where they shovel hot clay in your mouth), teeth strategically pulled, etc, etc.

Then, about a year after it was 'all done', I was in a just-for-fun fight and got hit in the mouth with a hatchet handle, knocking my front lower teeth loose and generally making a mess.  But just my lower teeth, and I held them in until the gum was firm enough to hold them on its own again. 

And to this day, my parents haven't noticed.

:innocent:

But, still, no rugby for me.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 03, 2008, 11:46:49 PM
I ... um .. yeah. :thud:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on March 04, 2008, 09:32:58 AM
Quote from: feffer
And skin!

Ridiculously gorgeous, it is.

:lol: You guys are crackin me up!  I had so much fun with Talix, though unfortunately I didn't have very much time, so I feel terrible for having to rush her through her tour of the hub's shop. We could have gabbed for hours, though. Since she's met pretty much ALL of you I got to hear lots of good stories. I'm going to have to score some race tickets to bribe her to come back down to visit again!

Not true, but feel free to score some anyway!!  I'm so sorry we didn't end up having much time together - I've been fighting unhappy sinuses for a week now and have had laryngitis for three days.  My throat doesn't hurt but talking is taking more and more effort, and there's no way I could hang without gabbing.  Next time I will make sure I'm up to it!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on March 05, 2008, 02:59:49 PM
I see what you did there, Malc'hmof Reynolds :lol:

I'm wondering if I'm the only one who has noticed.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 05, 2008, 10:41:08 PM
You're assuming it was me.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on March 06, 2008, 12:52:48 PM
I can tell by your smirk.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on March 06, 2008, 01:33:57 PM
I, for one, am totally clueless.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: BizB on March 06, 2008, 01:35:15 PM
I, for one, am totally clueless.
And, there's air.



Oh, and I didn't notice anything, either.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on March 06, 2008, 02:21:47 PM
I did, and totally assumed it was Hmof.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on March 06, 2008, 02:47:47 PM
I'm clueless too.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on March 06, 2008, 02:49:59 PM
It could have been watson.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on March 06, 2008, 03:40:56 PM
I'm clueless too.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Encino Man on March 06, 2008, 03:55:53 PM
It could have been watson.

I don't even know what the fuck you're all talking about.   :hmm: :confused:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on March 06, 2008, 04:16:26 PM
It's nothing really. A silly little thing. I didn't mean to create a big mystery.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on March 06, 2008, 04:42:31 PM
You could of course just tell us what it was and end the big mystery. ;)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on March 06, 2008, 04:47:25 PM
He said he didn't mean to create it, not that he wasn't enjoying it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on March 06, 2008, 05:58:14 PM
hehehe

But really, if I told what it was, you'd just say "jeez, I saw that the other day, I got a chuckle out of it, but it wasn't worth starting all this fuss over". I was just trying to give props to the joker, whoever they may be.

Look at this picture of this cool cat I just saw in my back yard. There's a leaf in the way, so you can't get the full effect, but it looks like it's got eyeliner on - the pattern around the eyes is perfectly symmetrical. It's not a stray, it's too healthy for that, but it's not very clean, so I assume it's an escapee. Somebody somewhere has got to be heartbroken. The only thing funky about it is it doesn't have a tail  :uncertain:

(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/mo_d_/eyeliner-cat.jpg)

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on March 06, 2008, 06:48:57 PM
Manx?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: ivan on March 06, 2008, 07:15:05 PM
Marilyn Manxson.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on March 07, 2008, 06:32:01 AM
 
Marilyn Manxson.
:lol: :clap:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on March 07, 2008, 12:38:26 PM
Okay, dammit.  Can't find it.

Where was that image of the asian girl with the t-shirt that said "no, I will not love you long time" on it?

I'm dying to show that to a friend of mine and I can't find it now and don't remember who posted it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on March 07, 2008, 01:18:47 PM
I think it was an Irish thread.  And Watson posted it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Encino Man on March 07, 2008, 02:18:58 PM
Okay, dammit.  Can't find it.

Where was that image of the asian girl with the t-shirt that said "no, I will not love you long time" on it?

I'm dying to show that to a friend of mine and I can't find it now and don't remember who posted it.

I did post it. I have it on my PC. I'll try and find the thread.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Encino Man on March 07, 2008, 02:19:35 PM
Okay, dammit.  Can't find it.

Where was that image of the asian girl with the t-shirt that said "no, I will not love you long time" on it?

I'm dying to show that to a friend of mine and I can't find it now and don't remember who posted it.

Here:

http://www.bizarreconfessions.com/forum/index.php/topic,655.msg39342.html#msg39342
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on March 07, 2008, 02:25:50 PM
Aha!  Thanks!   :thumbsup:

Yoink!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on March 09, 2008, 07:50:31 PM
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/mo_d_/1125053M.gif)


Nothing to see here. Move along.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: sm0k4 on March 14, 2008, 06:17:06 AM
Do you think this guy (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2101714/) picked this name or was born with it? Either way  :spittake:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on March 14, 2008, 07:47:53 AM
That's what Watson should call himself.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Encino Man on March 14, 2008, 09:09:20 AM
That's what Watson should call himself.

I'd rather be Nick Orefice than Jimmy Orefice, if ya know what I mean....
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on March 14, 2008, 04:33:50 PM
Or having a first name like Rip.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on March 14, 2008, 06:48:30 PM
This joke's gonna have more mileage on it than the space shuttle.

 :D
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on March 14, 2008, 07:57:46 PM
This joke's gonna have more mileage on it than the space shuttle.

 :D

And just as many re-entries....
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Encino Man on March 17, 2008, 01:13:28 PM
There's a federal by-election in our riding today to replace a retired Liberal MP. The Conservative candidate was the only one who bothered coming to our door, and though she seemd nice enough I told her 'I wouldn't vote Conservative if the party ran Nelson Mandela in my riding' to her utter shock. So they did a final lit drop in our building today and all of our neighbours have her little colour flyer sticking out from under their doors - except us. I think they have taken me off their list  for future consideration - which means I'll never have to waste my time telling those fascist bigots to get the fuck out of my doorway ever again... which is a good thing.   :harumph: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on March 17, 2008, 03:47:48 PM
I just read your comment out to my husband and he's all  :lol:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on March 19, 2008, 02:23:15 PM
My cousin sent me an email with the following subject:  Please join me in creating a world free of MS.

I thought she meant Microsoft.  :doh:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on March 19, 2008, 02:27:18 PM
My cousin sent me an email with the following subject:  Please join me in creating a world free of MS.

I thought she meant Microsoft.  :doh:

Either way it's a noble goal.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 19, 2008, 02:45:01 PM
My cousin sent me an email with the following subject:  Please join me in creating a world free of MS.

I thought she meant Microsoft.  :doh:

Either way it's a noble goal.

Also Mississippi.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on March 19, 2008, 03:37:21 PM
Don't forget mutant squirrels.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 19, 2008, 03:53:35 PM
Or mutant sea otters (the otter is silent)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on March 19, 2008, 05:19:49 PM
but deep.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: sm0k4 on March 19, 2008, 05:31:39 PM
Biz (http://www.palmercash.com/product.asp?3=1471) needs this.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on March 19, 2008, 07:01:34 PM
hajen has certainly blown a great breeze through the site this week with all the confessional questions.

I've been having a lot of fun reading all the answers and even contributing a few replies of my own.

I just want her to know that I appreciate her.

:shy:

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on March 19, 2008, 07:30:28 PM
I'd like to give her a big Thank You too.

The original concept for BC was indeed to have confessions.

Thank you for taking the reins and making that happen, hajen.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on March 19, 2008, 07:44:49 PM
Biz (http://www.palmercash.com/product.asp?3=1471) needs this.

And Hmof (http://www.palmercash.com/product.asp?3=783) needs this.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 19, 2008, 10:16:22 PM
Oh yes. I do.

/dusts off credit card
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on March 19, 2008, 10:25:23 PM
 :shy:

I'm just nosy, really.
And inappropriate.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on March 19, 2008, 10:34:55 PM
:shy:

I'm just nosy, really.
And inappropriate.

Great Boris Yeltsen!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on March 20, 2008, 09:21:03 AM
Biz (http://www.palmercash.com/product.asp?3=1471) needs this.

 :lol:  That's awesome.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on March 20, 2008, 10:11:49 AM
It's Business Time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGOohBytKTU)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on March 20, 2008, 10:17:06 AM
It's Business Time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGOohBytKTU)

 :detta: :rollin:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 20, 2008, 11:08:26 AM
It's Business Time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGOohBytKTU)

 :detta: :rollin:

:doh:

Kids rented "Eagle vs. Shark" last week and I kept asking them where I'd seen that guy before. Hint: Not in the movies. :eyeroll:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on March 20, 2008, 05:27:16 PM
The Conchords are among my freaking heroes, but their songs are even better with the music-video vignettes from their show.  I laughed so very much too hard at that show . . . .

I can only hope it comes back.  That, and Burn Notice.


[Sinstar]

I LIVE.  I JONES.

[/Sinistar]
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on March 22, 2008, 11:49:13 AM
Finished my taxes!  :banana:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on March 24, 2008, 02:32:08 PM
Where the hell is Dogbone?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on March 24, 2008, 04:05:34 PM
MIA.  He signed up for the NCAA Tourney but failed to enter his picks.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: First Post on March 24, 2008, 04:15:34 PM
He posted a couple of days ago in the Strange Findings thread, yes?

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on March 31, 2008, 05:37:30 PM
What's the Reaver up to? Has he been online for days, or is he just online every time I am?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on March 31, 2008, 06:46:52 PM
I have no idea but I see him everytime I login :fyp:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on April 03, 2008, 11:26:00 PM
Wedding Attire:

Is it a big no no to wear a white dress if I'm not the bride? It's mainly white but the hem is brown and there's a brown ribbon under the chest. Also there are big blue and brown flowers throughout the dress but the background is white. It's much cuter than it sounds. It has too much color to even remotely be close to a wedding dress but I thought I should check just in case.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Stoater on April 04, 2008, 12:02:11 AM
It's fine.

Though now you've given me an idea for a truly awesome prank.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on April 04, 2008, 07:42:36 AM
Wedding Attire:

Is it a big no no to wear a white dress if I'm not the bride? It's mainly white but the hem is brown and there's a brown ribbon under the chest. Also there are big blue and brown flowers throughout the dress but the background is white. It's much cuter than it sounds. It has too much color to even remotely be close to a wedding dress but I thought I should check just in case.

Sounds fine to me. It isn't a white dress, it is a patterned dress with a white field.

Now an all white dress with no other colors - TACKY.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: BizB on April 04, 2008, 08:28:00 AM
Last night, I had Tal and GB all to myself while Law snored on the couch.  It was a glorious 79 minutes of three-way goodness.

 :neener: :neener: :dance: :headbang: :unf: :banana:

It's good to be me.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on April 04, 2008, 08:49:50 AM
<jealous>
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on April 04, 2008, 10:51:11 AM
What's the Reaver up to? Has he been online for days, or is he just online every time I am?

Shhh, I'm hunting Defects.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on April 04, 2008, 11:18:12 AM
:eek:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on April 04, 2008, 11:23:23 AM
 :rollin:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on April 05, 2008, 12:53:55 PM
<jealous>

That.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on April 05, 2008, 07:30:06 PM
TOTALLY
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on April 19, 2008, 03:57:28 PM
There's a triptych ad for some movie coming out. At the bottom the panels have, "My city screams. I am her lover. She is my spirit."

I so want to add, "BDSM ROCKS!"
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on April 23, 2008, 05:43:21 PM
I just heard a local news story about a baseball coach for some christian organization being arrested for exposing himself in public. Yeah, nothing new there, but his m.o. was kind of interesting. Some lady noticed him in a restaurant today. He was wearing shorts and I assume he had something dangling out of them. He had a newspaper that he kept rattling to draw attention to himself and his dangly parts. Later in the day, she was sitting in the waiting room of her doctor's office, and noticed the same guy again, doing the same thing. And this is the part I find interesting - he didn't have an appointment or anything, he was just "hanging out" there. What a hell of a place to flash people. How did he come up with that?

Anyway, the lady noticed he had a logo on his shirt of teh chrisitan organization, and she googled it when she got home and figured out who the guy was and called the cops.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on April 26, 2008, 04:43:13 PM
 :trance:

I forgot how to sleep.

I lie down, close my eyes, and try not to think about anything anxiety-making.  Maybe an hour later, I'll drop off and then shake myself awake thinking "Have I fallen asleep?"  I did yard work today, took a shower, and tried to nap.  And couldn't.

 :trance:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on April 26, 2008, 06:18:16 PM
Huh. I had a very similar experience today. I did a bunch of yard work, including chopping on the roots of a stump with an axe, which is very good exercise, but probably not too good for you if you're out of shape, like me, and I was totally exhausted. I laid down to take a nap, and I felt like I never went to sleep. I really don't know if I slept or not. I guess I must have, because I was on the couch for a couple of hours, but it seemed like I just kept laying there thinking "why can't I go to sleep?"
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on April 29, 2008, 11:43:46 AM
I've been crashing around 11:30 lately and getting up between 8 and 9AM. It works out pretty well. If I try and stay up for whatever reason, I miss my crash window and it screws everything else up.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on May 14, 2008, 12:42:54 AM
Well, *hmof* for a few days. It's supposed to pick up nicely weatherwise by the end of this week and I plan on liviing it up on the West coast of San Juan Island. (http://maps.google.com/maps?client=firefox-a&hl=en&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=48.531157,-123.137512&spn=0.468343,1.153564&z=10)

There be WHALES to b'seein'... :thumbsup:

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/94/235113418_d68d556d33.jpg)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on May 14, 2008, 05:48:51 AM
Awesome. Enjoy, dude. I'm jealous.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on May 14, 2008, 08:02:15 AM
Awesome. Enjoy, dude. I'm jealous.

Exactly what he said. :D
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on May 14, 2008, 08:07:08 AM
I too am jealous.

If you come back without pictures, well, that's a paddlin'.

(http://content.ytmnd.com/content/d/e/4/de49adfbd82cf3544b3e7c89a2550f86.jpg)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on May 17, 2008, 12:53:44 AM
We took Lilia to the park today.  There was an Indian guy, his 3 sons, and their white friend running around playing.  Eventually, the youngest Indian kid (let's call him Anil) and the white kid (his name was Austin) came over to the swings.  I'd say they were 10 or so.

Anil: We're all Indian except you.
Austin: Actually, I'm part Native American.
Anil: REALLY?!!
Austin: Yeah, my grandpa was a chief.
Anil: He was a chief?!  That means he's DEAD!
Austin: Wait, it was my great-grandpa.
Anil: Oh, okay.
Austin: My grandpa tried to slow-roast me when I was a baby.
Anil: Meaning?
Austin: He tried to cook me and eat me.  JUST KIDDING!
Anil: I'm half Indian and half American.  My mom and dad and my brothers were born in India.  I was the only one who had to be born in America, on a US passport.
Austin: I'm the only one in my family to be born in Idaho.  I'm like a third Idaho-ian, a third Native American...


At this point the boys got off the swings and ran over to the rest of the group, near a small retention pond.  Punk said, "The Idaho-ian is peeing in the bushes.  Yep.  That kid's from Idaho."

Austin: There's a dinosaur in the water!
Punk: And it's a chief.


This seems dumb after typing it all out.  It was hysterical at the time.  Luckily, I was pushing Lilia on the swing, so I was standing behind them.  Otherwise they would have seen my face and probably stopped talking. 
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on May 17, 2008, 07:20:22 AM
I  :rollin: :rollin: :rollin: 'd
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on May 17, 2008, 12:24:28 PM
I love kiddie convos.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on May 18, 2008, 08:35:26 PM

If you come back without pictures, well, that's a paddlin'.


I did not fail, to be sure. Don't know which one of those islands are my favorite, but San Juan always steals the show.

Man, what a last few days. Many miles pedaled. And I simply cannot believe how warm, no how HOT it was...:thud:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3220/2503148381_66a39a9a18.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/whidbey/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/whidbey/)

I split some of the pix into different sets...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on May 19, 2008, 07:53:05 AM
 :detta:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on May 20, 2008, 01:06:41 AM
My stupid anti-smoking pill is making me nauseous when I smoke and I'm pissed!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on May 20, 2008, 12:23:22 PM
Conditioning, baby!

(http://www.guildhaven.org/images/clockwork_eyes.jpg)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on May 28, 2008, 03:45:40 PM
This (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/frippery) reminded me of teh :needles:

It actually makes sense in a generic unnecessarily-ostentatious-and-in-the-way-elements kinda way.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on May 29, 2008, 11:20:45 AM
ha!

oddly, i was just thinking of the first paper i ever wrote for the fake colleeej i went to for undergrad sk00l. it was called "to hell with the frippers".

why i was thinking about that, i don't know.  :lol: 
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on May 29, 2008, 11:41:32 AM
The company I work for has taken frippery to a whole new level.

It's really quite impressive.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on June 01, 2008, 12:27:39 AM
(http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/6738/copyofimg6793ab7.jpg)

I went on another bike trip Wednesday-Friday. Mostly central Whidbey and an island across the water about 18 miles south by road from Port Townsend.

It was really quiet! I kept hearing animals during the night, and a big cawing crow woke me up. Those bastards! They never shut up and keep hopping from tree to tree just out of reach.

The crow woke me up and I got out and saw a raccoon perching on a log near my tent. He looked really deliberate and menacing. Then I noticed that he'd drug my cooler off the picnic table and over to a bush where I could see social trail going back into the woods. He got the sammich I was saving for lunch, and most of a bar of chocolate. He could have been tripping off the chocolate, I guess. He couldn't figure out how to open the can of beer that was in there...:D

I yelled at him. No good. I threw a block of wood at him and he didn't even flinch. I finally threw a log at him and hit him, even that was unimpressive. He then started climbing the tree, showing his back, and then jumped off into the brush. I thought he was going to attack.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/whidbey/sets/72157605349798975/
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on June 21, 2008, 09:28:40 AM
Rather than using up a piece of paper, I'm using up a piece of internet to figure out everything I want to accomplish today.


It felt like a lot more.  What am I forgetting?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on June 21, 2008, 09:32:10 AM
I'll do it, too.

* eat
* clean bathroom
* shower
* research cable boxes
* Best Buy for cable boxes
* grocery store
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on June 21, 2008, 09:32:54 AM
It felt like a lot more.  What am I forgetting?

Solstice celebration?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on June 21, 2008, 09:37:44 AM
That's tomorrow.   That's what the cakes and cole slaw are for.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on June 21, 2008, 10:26:55 AM
You forgot the nekkidness, debauchery and BBQ!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on June 21, 2008, 12:16:43 PM
Nekkidness and debauchery , such as they'll be, are last-minute.  BBQ is Merlin's responsibility.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on June 21, 2008, 02:58:48 PM
new stuff:

* drink a beer
* watch the Cubs beat the White Sox

:D
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on June 21, 2008, 05:04:57 PM
'Bout that 9 (was it 9?) run inning?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on June 21, 2008, 06:19:22 PM
'Twas a great game.  I had to go shopping during it, but luckily the grocery store had the broadcast of it over the speakers in lieu of elevator music.  How cool is that?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on June 24, 2008, 01:50:57 AM
So...*hmof* again. Probably will be my final under-the-radar hurrah before it becomes time to start looking for *cough* w--k again.

Going here (http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=48.700092~-123.021124&style=h&lvl=9&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&rtp=pos.48.5126924102958_-122.613438621426_Anacortes%2C%20Washington%2C%20United%20States__~pos.48.8993710547316_-123.404617206316_Destination__&rtop=1~0~0&encType=1):

My third time running. Galiano. What a groovy place.  The weather looks manageable, the plan is to do some cycling, ride boats and kicking back all this week.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: First Post on June 25, 2008, 03:18:36 PM
This probably warranted its own thread, but tomorrow is 2 Free Tacos Day (http://www.jackinthebox.com/twofreetacosday/) at Jack in the Box.

Big!


Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on June 26, 2008, 01:11:19 PM
I live in St. Louis so not sure what your stores out there are offering but.....

Dollar Tree (where everything is $1) is now selling steaks for $1 ! You heard right! Just visit their frozen food section and pickup a steak for $1!!!

That's a deal.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: BizB on June 26, 2008, 02:29:21 PM
I miss JitB
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: sm0k4 on June 28, 2008, 11:55:21 AM
I gots some more BPAL loot. The hub got me a vial of Black Dahlia and the tester set of the Chakrahs. My freebies were Baku-supposedly nightmarebane-haven't worn it yet, smells like sandlewood and mop'n'glo-kind yech. Death Cap-smells like coconut and baby powder-pleasant and innocuous, not at all sinister. Black Lily-smells very good-sweet and dark and sexy-similar to the Black Dahlia, though minus the magnolia. And Shango-which smells like cinnamon and brightly fruity.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on June 28, 2008, 12:45:47 PM
What's BPAL?


Also:
I miss JitB
Jizz in the Bank?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: sm0k4 on June 28, 2008, 01:13:30 PM
BPAL (http://www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com/welcome.html)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on June 28, 2008, 01:51:57 PM
People have been loving when I wear their "Alchemists Local" union shirt.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on June 28, 2008, 02:03:41 PM
I miss JitB
Jizz in the Bank?

Almost!

Jizz in the Butt
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on June 28, 2008, 04:14:04 PM
I said what, what? in the butt?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on June 28, 2008, 06:46:03 PM
Jack in my Socks.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on June 29, 2008, 05:37:51 AM
Look, people.  It's 6:36.  AM.  I've done the dishes, boiled eggs for breakfast for the week, made iced tea, put a second load of laundry in the washing machine, and put away the mountain of (now extremely wrinkled) clothes that had accumulated on my dresser.  Somebody wake up and entertain me!!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on June 29, 2008, 05:38:34 AM
And if the Victoria's Secret site was up, I'd've shopped already too.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on June 29, 2008, 05:42:59 AM
I'm struggling to wake up  :coffee:

I don't feel very entertaining though  :bummed:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: BizB on June 29, 2008, 07:13:51 AM
What's BPAL?


Also:
I miss JitB
Jizz in the Bank?
Jack in the Box.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on June 29, 2008, 10:02:34 AM
I'm struggling to wake up  :coffee:

I don't feel very entertaining though  :bummed:

You put me back to sleep!  Excellent work!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on June 29, 2008, 12:48:26 PM
Look, people.  It's 6:36.  AM.  I've done the dishes, boiled eggs for breakfast for the week, made iced tea, put a second load of laundry in the washing machine, and put away the mountain of (now extremely wrinkled) clothes that had accumulated on my dresser.  Somebody wake up and entertain me!!

 :hmm:

I'm going to need to see some ID
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on June 29, 2008, 01:48:35 PM
I was awake, but I don't have internet at home.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on June 29, 2008, 02:13:35 PM
Look, people.  It's 6:36.  AM.  I've done the dishes, boiled eggs for breakfast for the week, made iced tea, put a second load of laundry in the washing machine, and put away the mountain of (now extremely wrinkled) clothes that had accumulated on my dresser.  Somebody wake up and entertain me!!

 :hmm:

I'm going to need to see some ID

I know, right?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on June 29, 2008, 07:34:29 PM
You did more today before I went to sleep last night.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on June 29, 2008, 08:00:50 PM
Than...?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on June 29, 2008, 08:31:00 PM
I don't think I can listen to a Cubs game without getting earwormed with "Bad Bad Leroy Brown".
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on June 29, 2008, 10:13:43 PM
Than...?

I felt the sentiment was adequately conveyed without finishing that statement.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on June 30, 2008, 11:45:57 AM
Not sure if this link will work ...

So I spent over an hour trying design checks with my dogs pictures on them. I then decided the quality of the pictures weren't great and so they didn't transfer well to the checks. I also admitted that personal dog checks was taking it a bit too far. I know I'm 31, single, and own 3 dogs and therefore already the crazy dog lady. In theory the checks seemed like a good idea ....

I then came up with using artwork from my dad and brother. If this link works you can see the rotating samples. So far I'm very pleased and hope they look decent when I actually get the hard copies. Also, above the signature line it has two comments: Artwork done by John (last name) and below that: Artwork done by Michael (last name). I thought it'd be nice to give them credit. I think they're pretty cool and I like having different stuff of everyday things.

http://www.uniquechecks.com/shop/cart.aspx?srcPage= (http://www.uniquechecks.com/shop/cart.aspx?srcPage=)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: First Post on June 30, 2008, 12:00:32 PM
war kittens (http://youtube.com/watch?v=yosTIwbFjzM)!

check link doesn't seem to work tho

(eta lulz from Youcomments: "The actor/opera singer in black is Fred Johanson. He played Pilates in the 2000 version of Jesus Christ Superstar.")
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on June 30, 2008, 12:07:00 PM
Aww that's too bad. It works for me.

I'm using these pictures:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28129662@N07/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28129662@N07/)

They're more cropped in the checks for obvious sizing reasons but still looks pretty good I think.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on June 30, 2008, 01:11:19 PM
I really like the Horus one.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on June 30, 2008, 01:14:08 PM
Cool designs.

In other news, people still write checks...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on June 30, 2008, 01:43:12 PM
I'm always still amazed when I find buisnesses that let you pay in cash or check but not credit/debit cards.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on June 30, 2008, 05:34:34 PM
I like all of those. Your dad did #2 & 4 and your brother did #1 & 3?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on June 30, 2008, 10:21:59 PM
Yep. My brother did the yoga and horus and my dad did the jellyfish and grey fish - it's a new style he's been doing the last few months. They have other pieces that I really like buy these were the best of the bunch that I had access to a jpg on and could resize for the checks. The Horus picture is actually pretty cool as his red head and horns fill up the entire check. I just now thought of this but I'm guessing I'll get some strange looks as people will mistake him for the devil. Devil Checks - I can't wait to write out 666. I'm going to have to use that one at the Catholic Supply store.

My dad and brother don't know I'm doing this so I'm excited to show them the printed checks. They'll get a kick of it for sure. Well worth the money for personal colored checks.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on July 07, 2008, 05:48:45 PM
Received my checks and they are wonderful.  :thumbsup: Looks just like they did in the mockup I did on their internet site. Will use service again. A+++++
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on July 08, 2008, 11:29:54 AM
My check engine light is on. Already took it to Auto Zone where they give you possible issues but not necessarily the exact problem. I also have a manufacturers code he said I have to take to the dealership.

Question:

Can I take this to a regular mechanic even for the manufacturer code?

Do all shops charge a $100 est. fee just to look at the damn thing and run the diagnostic? Geesh.

Found one for $40 at Meineke. Everybody else is around $100 so it worries me taking it to the lower priced guy. Don't want to pay the $40 for him to say well we think it's this but we'll need to run a full inspection which will be $100.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 08, 2008, 11:42:40 AM
What's the code? Seems like the 'tarwebs might be able to help you out with this. That might tell you what you should expect to pay.

The check engine light could be anything from a loose gas cap (free!) to an upfuckt transmission (more than you could ever afford!), based on my experiences with the damn thing. Almost always it's something like an EGR oxygen sensor, which should cost less than $100 to fix I'd think.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on July 08, 2008, 11:51:36 AM
I have a 99 volkswagen jetta 137,000 miles

1582
P0440

The one is a common one. Not a loose gas cap, but that's the possiblity for one of the codes. Don't remember which one though.  The other code Auto Zone said I had to take into my dealership to find the problem as it's a manufacter code.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 08, 2008, 12:05:29 PM
http://www.vwforum.com/forums/f14/check-engine-light-codes-need-help-30076/

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 08, 2008, 12:51:28 PM
Quote
Do all shops charge a $100 est. fee just to look at the damn thing and run the diagnostic?

Uh, my garage would check that for free.  I think the repair places where you are must suck.  Of course, if they tell me the code means OMG YOU HAVE TO GIVE US $800 TO FIX THE THING, I pretty much take their word for it, even though I probably should get a second opinion.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on July 08, 2008, 01:21:08 PM
I've never had a garage run a diagnostic for free.   They're usually $100 or so here...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on July 08, 2008, 01:42:44 PM
They will run the codes for the check engine light for free usually - like an Auto Zone but that only points you in the direction of where the problem is - which could one of several things. The money is to actually inspect and find the problem which can take over an hour just depending on how many things they have to check before they hit gold.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: sm0k4 on July 09, 2008, 05:59:34 AM
This is why I married a mechanic. He bought one of these (http://www.mactools.com/Mac/Mac+Products/Catalog/Electronics/Scan+Tools/ET1005) things recently. We haven't had the chance to use it yet, though.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on July 10, 2008, 03:07:54 PM
Is this day over yet?  I'm exhausted and I don't know why.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on July 10, 2008, 03:32:30 PM
I called in sick today, and then slept until noon.

I'm feeling good.  Sorry, Tally.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on July 10, 2008, 03:46:56 PM
I called in sick today, and then slept until noon.

I'm feeling good.  Sorry, Tally.

 :thumbsup:  No worries.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on July 10, 2008, 08:45:28 PM
IRC? anyone? I'm in here practically alone (well, 'Mute is here but silent, HAR HAR!).

Also I am drinking!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on July 10, 2008, 09:00:43 PM
don't let that deter you  :(

(everyone left!)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on July 14, 2008, 02:12:56 AM
*three days later*

WHAT THE FUCK IS THE IRC ADDRESS ETCETERA???  :cry:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on July 14, 2008, 08:34:38 AM
#boomdiada on SlashNET (server irc.slashnet.org)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on July 14, 2008, 12:00:37 PM
My banking account is in the red. I made a call. Yesterday I pumped $6.03 of gas at a BP (formerly known as Amoco) using my debit card at the pump and the f*ers put a $100 hold on my card - putting me in the red. I now have to wait for the actual transaction amount to be reported before they drop the hold.

Now, it's not that big of a deal since technically I have money in the account so there is no NSF fee and because I have overdraft protection I'm supposedly still allowed to use my card. However, if I didn't have that overdraft protection my card may be rejected and that's a bunch of  :shit:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on July 14, 2008, 12:27:48 PM
I've been hearing about that problem from a LOT of my friends this summer.
 
:thumbsdn:



Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on July 14, 2008, 05:13:37 PM
Yeah, I just saw a sign in a restaurant advising/warning customers about that the other day. I was wondering what that was about.

$6 - $100 is pretty ridiculous. If the average person was to go to several places like that, they're going to end up in the red right away. The banks warn you to keep small amounts in your debit card accounts in case someone steals your card, and then they pull this shit. That's fucked up.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on July 14, 2008, 05:31:15 PM
In a restaurant?  Wow.  I've never seen this anywhere but gas stations.  Faaaantastic.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on July 14, 2008, 05:46:23 PM
Yeah, a Mexican restaurant. They also have a "Wall of Shame" that had this picture of a girl who had run up a $70 tab on a bad card. They couldn't get their money, but they got her personal info somehow and found her picture on a website of her holding a bunny. It made for interesting reading while I was waiting for my carry-out.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on July 14, 2008, 08:41:01 PM
I've never heard of this.  I take it this is only done with debit cards? (I don't use mine.)  I'm not sure I understand how they can overcharge you like that, even if it's just temporary.  I don't understand the need.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on July 14, 2008, 08:54:24 PM
I use credit cards and pay off the balance at the end of the month.  I don't use the ATM much.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on July 14, 2008, 09:43:21 PM
I can't recall what I bought (don't think it was gas) but I used my debit card as the credit card - skipped the pin and signed instead. It should work the same way right? The company I bought from put a hold on my card. It wasn't a ridiculous difference like the gas but it was more than I had purchased the item for. I pay almost everything with a debit card and rarely have cash so I balance my check book every couple of days with online banking. My account is usually off due to hold amounts.  Sometimes the hold is just rounding it up to the dollar though.

Anyways I used the same card for lunch. When I got back and checked online banking. While I was able to use my card it carried an even bigger negative amount with the lunch debit. And I also noticed the gas charge for the $6.03 had appeared (and debited from my account) but the $100 hold was still in place. So now it was like they were charging me $106.03.

Oh yeah, I just remembered I get NSF letters from my bank all the time due to holds. It's a waste of paper but each time they tell me my account had a X amount with a hold amount of X so that when I spent X it came up as a NSF, that the bank covered (meaning my transaction went through) and I would not be charged the NSF fee from the bank. So yes, this happens all the time and not just with gas.

I was just more surprised at the $100 hold. The bank rep told me gas stations due that because when your card is originally authorized they don't know how much you're going to pump so it's an automatic hold for $100 that will be readjusted once the real transaction is completed. Pfff. I know to avoid BP for now on. All that does is lose my business.

Okay, and to make this even longer my uppity co-worker who walks on water and it's her way or the high way ... when I started telling her this story she interrupts me right away with a snide yet perplexed "Why would you only buy $6 worth of gas? That's not even worth it. Wouldn't you want to put more in your tank than that?" And then when I finished the story she caps it off with, "Oh. Well I've never noticed that happening before. I don't have to keep an eye on my account like that though." Not meaning she's so rich it doesn't matter....meaning I don't spend my money well and that's why I'm always checking my account to see how much money I have in there to see if it's in the negative or if funds are available. Umm, I would think if anyone noticed a hundred missing out of their account they would track it down.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on July 14, 2008, 09:45:36 PM
They better not start doing that out here... :angry:

Oh. Wait. I don't have to buy any gas... :P
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on July 14, 2008, 09:59:05 PM
Some stations put a $1 hold out here and take a while to clear it, but most put through a transaction and then immediately retract it.

I try to use the credit function, though. It's a bit safer.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on July 14, 2008, 10:33:30 PM
The pumps all say that this is a possibility but I've never had it happen to me.  Weird...  I wonder if it's a bank-by-bank thing?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on July 14, 2008, 10:46:01 PM
I don't think it's the bank since it's the companies I purchase from that are doing this. :shrug:

I'm sure you've all seen the gas price switch articles right? Advertises $4/gal but if you pay with a card it raises it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on July 14, 2008, 10:53:06 PM
I fouled up and went to one of the stations that has a TV on every pump (this is not a good thing). They were asking what people thought the profit margin was. They stated some figure around .10/gallon, but credit cards reduced it to around .01/gallon.

I'm not thrilled with the idea of having to carry enough cash around just to fill up the car.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on July 14, 2008, 11:08:19 PM
http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Banking/BetterBanking/HosedAtTheGasPumpByYourDebitCard.aspx (http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Banking/BetterBanking/HosedAtTheGasPumpByYourDebitCard.aspx)

While the length of the hold is up to your bank, the amount of the hold is up to your gasoline retailer.

Each big oil company has a different policy: Shell says it preauthorizes just $1 for gas purchases, for example. Chevron says it has a $1 hold that ensures a card is active. British Petroleum preauthorizes $75 when customers use debit or credit cards, said spokeswoman Sarah Howell. The same policy applies at its Amoco and Arco stations, Howell said. Hess asks for $75 as well.


Well, that explains it.  I almost always buy from Shell, just because of their location.  Where do you go, Irish

I've noticed that the Arco station by us now charges the exact same price as the Shell across the street.  They used to be like $0.20/gallon less.  Why the hell would I buy their shitty gas if it's the same price?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on July 14, 2008, 11:10:23 PM
Oh, also:

If you must use a debit card, pay inside where you can use your PIN number; PIN-based transactions are registered immediately.

Shell (at least the ones I've been to lately) let you put your PIN it at the pump.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on July 14, 2008, 11:14:04 PM
I mainly use Mobil because I have one of the fast pass cards there. My company gives you one after 3 months and you're allowed to get $100 worth of gas every month. Nice perk right? Ummm, I think I rarely stay within that amount though and they've never said anything.

I probably use Quick Trip the most after that. I normally do not use BP (which bought out/merged with Amoco). Still, I just can't help thinking that $100 hold could really screw some people up when trying to buy food or something that day.

I did use my PIN at the pump - always do. It asks credit or debit and if you're debit it asks for your pin and then authorizes it.

So wait, does this mean if I have less than $100 in my account and try to do the pay at the pump at BP it won't let me? That's crap.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 15, 2008, 10:23:48 AM
I do not see this happening here.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on July 15, 2008, 11:47:12 AM

I've noticed that the Arco station by us now charges the exact same price as the Shell across the street.  They used to be like $0.20/gallon less.  Why the hell would I buy their shitty gas if it's the same price?

Makes absolutely no sense. ARCO is Alaskan gas. I guess they're going by the "suggested" market rate so they can cash in like the corporate bastards they are.

I recall that ARCO would charge my card when I used it. I think it was 45 cents.

I love how America is by the balls here, and people think the solution is to start drilling offshore instead of focusing on getting rid of that greasy shit for good. 1977 called and it wants its crises back...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on July 15, 2008, 11:54:33 AM
1977 called and it wants its crises back...

Hmof! I'd rather you not refer to me in such a negative way.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on July 15, 2008, 11:57:57 AM
You mean this is ALL YOUR FAULT?? :cry:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on July 15, 2008, 12:17:33 PM
Some stations put a $1 hold out here and take a while to clear it, but most put through a transaction and then immediately retract it.

That's all I ever notice for temporary transactions for gas purchases around here, no matter what station at which I'm buying gas.

Minnesota may have laws forbidding that kind of crap here though.  I wouldn't be surprised if they did.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on July 15, 2008, 03:47:18 PM
Visa check cards.  That's the problem.  I've avoided those like the plague.  I request ATM cards from banks and then use credit cards as credit cards.  If it's a PIN transaction I use my ATM card, if it's a VISA/AMEX/DISC transaction I use the respective credit card.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on July 15, 2008, 03:52:22 PM
The only time I've ever had a problem with my check card is the one time I looked into renting a car and found out about the bullshit they do with that. That was the only bitch I ever had about them.

Otherwise, I'm too low below the radar to get a credit card yet, though the 7 years is up from the badnesses of the past...gotta build some, but first it takes a decent job to do that.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on July 16, 2008, 11:31:29 AM
 :angry:

God I'm pissed. The gas company has still NOT lifted the $100 hold off my account even though the $6 has cleared my account. Really it's just a matter of being mad on principle as it's not hurting me by not having the money but still!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on July 16, 2008, 11:34:22 AM
File a BBB complaint. Can't hurt.
Orrrrr, write a Rant-O-Gram to the local news station. They love stories like that.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on July 16, 2008, 11:40:54 AM
Any ideas on why a company/someone would be doing an employment verification on me? I'm not applying for anything: new place, car, credit cards, job, etc.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 16, 2008, 01:30:00 PM
Someone's a nosy bitch.  That's why.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on July 16, 2008, 01:34:05 PM
Well now that's a weird synchronicity...

I got my phone set up at my desk here at wr0k, and almost all the old messages on the voicemail system were requesting "employment verification" for someone...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on July 16, 2008, 01:47:59 PM
It was WhidB! In the OFFICE! With the PHONE!!!
*points accusatory finger!
*dramatic pause*
*checks envelope*





damn.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on July 16, 2008, 01:49:16 PM
Seriously - was checking the Clue envelope not one of the best feelings of youth?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on July 16, 2008, 02:34:18 PM
I was more of a Stratego man, myself...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 16, 2008, 06:27:05 PM
Stratego is way cooler if you buy two sets, combine the pieces, and make your own giant board.  The standard board is too limiting, and the same scenarios play out over and over again.  I had a friend who had made like twenty custom boards with different terrain, but he was a little obsessed.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on July 16, 2008, 06:47:29 PM
Wow...the thought never occurred to me.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 16, 2008, 07:42:00 PM
That is the box they wanted you to think out of.  But there are other ways to do it, too.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on July 16, 2008, 11:44:37 PM
This is Stratego... not a place, not a time, but a battle of wit and skill and strategy.... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8vhD7QYQYY)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on July 17, 2008, 12:30:43 AM
Someone should bring back that theme...:jam:

And that was a really stupid place to put the flag, don't you think?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: sm0k4 on July 19, 2008, 08:08:21 PM
I just ordered this (http://www.palmercash.com/product.asp?3=1693). Check out the back too.  :headbang: 8)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on July 19, 2008, 08:51:03 PM
Watch out for pirates.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 29, 2008, 01:43:42 PM
earthquake

big one

holy shit
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on July 29, 2008, 01:46:24 PM
Not even on CNN yet.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 29, 2008, 01:49:58 PM
Pfft. It was LAME. 5.8 in Chino. That's over 125 miles away! WTF?!?

I'm on the 6th floor. Nobody believes the magnitude was that small.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on July 29, 2008, 01:51:13 PM
Shallow quake, most likely. More damage mayhem.

Yeah, it's looking 5-ish (http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/latest.htm)....
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 29, 2008, 01:51:52 PM
Well now I feel silly. So does everybody else up here
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on July 29, 2008, 02:04:19 PM
I went to the usgs and saw that it was only 5.8.

Surely they're wrong, I thought.  The hmof wouldn't bother commenting on anything less than a 6.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 29, 2008, 02:11:42 PM
I know, right?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on July 29, 2008, 02:15:50 PM
Maybe it was the aftershocks from that dump you took earlier.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on July 29, 2008, 02:18:08 PM
Maybe it was the aftershocks from that dump you took earlier.

 :lol:

 :rollin:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 29, 2008, 02:19:32 PM
Like everybody else on the floor, I popped out into the hallway and everybody was doing the same thing looking curious. Everyone turned to look at me.

I said, "I farted."
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on July 29, 2008, 02:23:08 PM
[applaud]
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on July 29, 2008, 02:37:19 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on July 29, 2008, 02:40:04 PM
You think you're silly? If that had been here, it would have been on the news constantly, at least until Thursday...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on July 29, 2008, 04:16:23 PM
Show 'em how it's done Z.

 :rollin:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on July 29, 2008, 05:19:10 PM
I was wondering why the idiot behind me has crept all the way so our bumpers were touching, and then gunning the engine while the light was still red.

The amazing part was that I could see his car wasn't touching mine.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on July 29, 2008, 08:50:11 PM
Couldn't figure out where to put this so I figured here was good enough. I know that a couple of you were talking about having gone to ComicCon. A friend of mine (from the SCA) went and had a decent time, but she said that is isn't as fun as DragonCon. She had an artist who saw pics of one of her costumes from last year's DC ask her to come and be a booth bunny at his table. I don't read his comics but she obvvy likes it enough to make the costume:

Maybe not so safe for work so:
[spoiler](http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/2713883781_bb405178a2_o.jpg)[/spoiler]

apparently the character's name is Tarot. Googling it is definitly NSFW.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on July 29, 2008, 09:45:58 PM
WOW, now that is an awesome costume. And it helps that she has the body for it. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on July 30, 2008, 10:42:22 AM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on July 30, 2008, 01:09:20 PM
Three pages of unread posts from four days off?  You people suck.

 :D
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on July 31, 2008, 08:31:51 PM
Three pages of unread posts from four days off?  You people suck.

 :D

Concur
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: First Post on July 31, 2008, 08:44:58 PM
Weekends here are usually slow anyway, it seems. Plus there's the tendency to go out and do stuff at those times.

This one is gonna be particularly busy for me: two days of Quakecon, Doug Stanhope's show at some pool hall place, visiting w/relatives in the D.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on August 06, 2008, 09:56:48 PM
I spent 8 hours today shopping and installing curtains on my front window. 8 hours. And I'm still not finished. I.Must.Be.Stopped. It's all so shameful.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on August 06, 2008, 11:38:15 PM
I painted my bedroom yesterday. I had picked out a color but when I went to the paint store I brought my new bed linens to make sure the paint didn't clash. I decided the color I picked was too subtle and pale and went with a bolder color. Brought it home and painted and it was BRIGHT BRIGHT. It looked fine on the chip and would probably be fine in another room but the light is weird in my bedroom, it's really shifty and the same color looks totally different at least five times a day. Anyway had to go back today and get original color, which looks a little pale, but is okay. Oh well it's just paint (and $50 spent on the wrong color). I'm tired.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on August 06, 2008, 11:39:54 PM
YOU people and your time...:harumph:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on August 07, 2008, 07:47:12 AM
You people and your energy...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on August 07, 2008, 08:47:43 AM
What they said.
Jeeze.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on August 07, 2008, 08:49:55 AM
My color vision is all, um, non-standard, and what looks good to me often doesn't look good to other people, and vice versa.  I mostly keep my mouth shut.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on August 07, 2008, 08:58:32 AM
I needed the front curtains and then a set of sheer curtains behind that. So all in all I bought 8 different sets which means a lot of possible combos between the front and back sets. I have a double curtain rod. Everytime I needed to change the back I had to take down the front ones first then rehang everything. Plus to reach the rod I had to climb up on the back of the couch, not very steady, and balance on the window sill. My ass was pressed against my huge window all day long. I can't tell you how many times I lost my balance and fell into the window or over the couch. Including return trips, I went to 7 stores. Plus I have to go back to 2 more to return the curtains I didn't use.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on August 07, 2008, 09:22:47 AM
Put your ASS on the GLASS!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on August 07, 2008, 09:37:05 AM
That should be a bumper sticker.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on August 07, 2008, 07:01:49 PM
I spent 8 hours today shopping and installing curtains on my front window. 8 hours. And I'm still not finished. I.Must.Be.Stopped. It's all so shameful.

Yeah but do they match the carpets :bolt:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on August 07, 2008, 07:48:36 PM
I have hardwood not carpets.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on August 07, 2008, 08:06:13 PM
I had you pegged for Linoleum.



For the clean up, you know?


:bolt:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on August 07, 2008, 08:11:29 PM
Okay, if you want to be specific, I have a hardwood floor with a rug that has some loose strands around the edges.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on August 07, 2008, 08:12:30 PM
This rug.....Is it shag or berber?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on August 07, 2008, 10:01:56 PM
I am guessing low pile, better for high traffic areas.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on August 08, 2008, 03:32:36 PM
And here I was thinking you were a nice laminate.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on August 08, 2008, 03:42:46 PM
I'm sure an engineered wood comes into play at some point.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Tripper on August 08, 2008, 08:40:41 PM
Could be worse, could be tile.

Grout, ecch.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on August 08, 2008, 09:04:26 PM
*grabs soft cloths and oil, prepares to treat wood well*
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on August 08, 2008, 09:53:48 PM
Always treat wood well.

/just sayin
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on August 10, 2008, 08:30:41 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/08/business/media/08adco.html

Intriguing. Not at all good for me, but intriguing none the less.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on August 11, 2008, 07:37:51 AM
Notice they still won't say if they're kosher or not.

Crazy-ass Mars . . . .
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on August 12, 2008, 12:03:32 PM
Do I have the right to feel a bit put out for not being invited to an extended family gathering that I wouldn't have attended anyway - and rarely ever do?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on August 12, 2008, 12:08:04 PM
Do I have the right to feel a bit put out for not being invited to an extended family gathering that I wouldn't have attended anyway - and rarely ever do?

Yes.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on August 12, 2008, 12:32:02 PM
Do I have the right to feel a bit put out for not being invited to an extended family gathering that I wouldn't have attended anyway - and rarely ever do?

Only if attendees of said family gathering later give you shit for not being there.

I've set a number of precedents in my family's case law regarding exactly this kind of stupid, and I'm untouchable in that arena anymore.  I'd be happy to give you a free consultation.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on August 12, 2008, 02:04:08 PM
I've set a number of precedents in my family's case law regarding exactly this kind of stupid, and I'm untouchable in that arena anymore.  I'd be happy to give you a free consultation.

Nothing's ever free buddy. 
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on August 12, 2008, 03:15:56 PM
True.   :demo:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on August 12, 2008, 04:14:11 PM
Sometimes a lunch is just a lunch.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on August 12, 2008, 05:59:05 PM
If you've been able to get anywhere on the subject of family and boundaries, you should be teaching a damn course.

I'd pay for that.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on August 12, 2008, 06:06:25 PM
Did I mention I'm not on speaking terms with most of them?

That's essentially how I do it.   8)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on August 12, 2008, 07:58:52 PM
My wife hasn't spoken to her mother or brother in years.  Neither have met Ian and I'm completely behind her on this issue.  Sometimes it's best to cut them off completely.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on August 13, 2008, 11:58:36 AM
My sister doesn't talk to my mother.  And I'm getting to the point of not talking to my dad anymore.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on August 18, 2008, 11:03:04 PM
Car game, allied to Pingu. It doesn't print out your score nicely, though.
http://www.oopixel.com/gride/
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: First Post on September 04, 2008, 05:30:51 PM
Somebody on some board was asking about where to find stuff happening in the KS/MO areas.

This was one response (http://www.syde-sho.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=12). Just passing it along, for the fam around there. Mostly electronic-ish, but I see listings for Santogold and etc too.

Hey, they're even doin' it big up in Olathe!


Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on September 06, 2008, 03:29:09 PM
4:30?  How the fuck did that happen? 

Things I have accomplished today: 
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on September 07, 2008, 08:13:55 PM
Fuck.  Gotta shave.


Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on September 09, 2008, 06:56:05 PM
I would like to note that every time I read Dogbone's quote How was Dennis DeYoung ever a rock star? Did we vote on this? He looks like a baccarat dealer in a gay casino. I had exactly the right visual, despite not knowing the context (because I never read that thread) (because YouTube is blocked at work).

And OMG I am still a lock for Tommy Shaw, should he ever choose to.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 09, 2008, 07:01:25 PM
Also that makes me think of the cover of "Agents of Fortune"


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QEKYhnrgL._SS500_.jpg)

*goes off on another BÖC binge*

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on September 09, 2008, 07:05:11 PM
And that makes me think of...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51C11SDPWEL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on September 09, 2008, 07:12:47 PM
And that Triumph album cover always makes me think of Tron...

(http://www.guildhaven.org/images/tron_mcp.jpg)


I would like to note that every time I read Dogbone's quote How was Dennis DeYoung ever a rock star? Did we vote on this? He looks like a baccarat dealer in a gay casino. I had exactly the right visual, despite not knowing the context (because I never read that thread) (because YouTube is blocked at work).

It's one of the best things I've ever quoted in any sig anywhere.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on September 10, 2008, 01:58:57 AM
Also that makes me think of the cover of "Agents of Fortune"


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QEKYhnrgL._SS500_.jpg)

*goes off on another BÖC binge*




:knotty:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on September 16, 2008, 02:05:30 PM
check out this cool illustration of a webern tone row (http://www.mi.sanu.ac.yu/vismath/visbook/apagyi/Image1218.jpg) (from op 27 piano varitions)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on September 16, 2008, 02:18:53 PM
Wow, I didn't realize he was into black hole experiments back then...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: sm0k4 on September 17, 2008, 06:45:04 PM
The nonprofit Bitch magazine (http://bitchmagazine.org/donate/give-now) is going to fold if they can't get some donations. For those of my fellow BCers who are in possession of lady parts, or those who love them, I have very much enjoyed my subscription and I highly recommend. It will be sad if these badass broads can't do their thing any longer. The latest issue had a very interesting piece about women in heavy metal  :headbang:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on September 17, 2008, 07:17:47 PM
check out this cool illustration of a webern tone row (http://www.mi.sanu.ac.yu/vismath/visbook/apagyi/Image1218.jpg) (from op 27 piano varitions)

I just sat down and played that on the piano, but I don't understand what the arrows emanating from the center circle are pointing at.  I'm curious.


Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on September 18, 2008, 10:34:34 AM
Bitch is an entertaining magazine.  I never realized it was non-profit.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on September 18, 2008, 02:17:56 PM
check out this cool illustration of a webern tone row (http://www.mi.sanu.ac.yu/vismath/visbook/apagyi/Image1218.jpg) (from op 27 piano varitions)

I just sat down and played that on the piano, but I don't understand what the arrows emanating from the center circle are pointing at.  I'm curious.

it's an illustration demonstrating that the prime, retrograde, inversion and retrograde inversion forms of the row are bi-laterally symmetrical along both the horizontal and vertical axes, in addition to the pitch symmetry. the arrows are just pointing that out. incidentally, the whole piece displays all kinds of complex symmetries.

also in addition to the fact that the row is one that displays hexachordal combinatoriality (meaning that some type of a prime form and some type of inversion form create and aggregate in both the first and second hexachords).

rock on, webern.

here's a video of a performance  (http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=26637662)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on September 18, 2008, 02:41:34 PM
as an aside, i'm not a huge fan of the serialists, but webern is an exception. even then, i don't like his voice pieces, except for the cantatas.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on September 18, 2008, 02:45:43 PM
My only problem with serial music killers is that they tend to neglect melody.

Isn't is possible to be a melodist and a serialist at the same time? Or does everything have to sound so purposely cacophonous?

Can't really think of an example ATM...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on September 19, 2008, 07:01:59 AM
My only problem with serial music killers is that they tend to neglect melody.

Isn't is possible to be a melodist and a serialist at the same time? Or does everything have to sound so purposely cacophonous?

Can't really think of an example ATM...

it is possible to be a melodist and a serial killer at the same time. one thing about serial music (i'm speaking in way too broad terms but just something to think about - there are millions of approaches to serialism) is that the music often times gets abstracted. it's a really high-modernist aesthetic. it would be kind of like criticizing picasso because his guitars don't look real. but i know what you mean.

listen to alban berg's music, which tends to be a little more "romantic" sounding. i dig webern because of his alien jeenyus mind coupled with an extremely subtle and delicate musicality. if you listen to the progression of his music starting with Op 1 you can hear the music growing out of the 19th century. pretty neat.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on September 21, 2008, 01:38:19 PM
http://been-seen.com/article.cfm?id=10823

Examples of the islands we need to build.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on September 21, 2008, 02:07:36 PM
They're cute, but they're like the 1600th floating arcopolis plan, whereas the page makes it sound like it's the First Evar OMG.

Also, titanium dioxide does not absorb atmospheric pollution; it's a catalyst that breaks some kinds of pollution down into harmless components.  NOXs, I think.  And you just want a coating -- you don't want to "build" the place out of it.

Steven Gould (no, not Stephen Gould) had fairly nifty floating arcopolises in Blind Waves.  You inflate a huge balloon in the water and then pour concrete over it to make an inverted concrete dome.  Then you build on top of that.  When the balloon pops, the air stays trapped under the dome anyway, and you can put pipes in so you can pump more air under there to maintain buoyancy if you need to.  You could also use ocean thermal power systems to produce electricity, with the bonus of improving the fishing nearby.  And if you put them near the equator, they're great places for launching spacecraft. 

The initial capital outlay is pretty big, though.  City ships will possibly come first, unless the Japanese hurry up.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on September 21, 2008, 05:18:45 PM
Ugh. The very idea of building on water...

Right now, they're some of the best unimpeded vistas we have...

Though I do dig the aesthetic. Let Dubai do it...  :P
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on September 22, 2008, 09:22:03 AM
there was this hillbilly whose wife had gotten mauled by a black bear. so he called up 911 and said "hey listen. my wife just got mauled by a black bear". and the 911 officer said good lord where do you live?! and the hillbilly said 2600 eucalyptus street. and the 911 officer says "ok how do you spell that" and the hillbilly said "fuck it i'm gonna drag her ass over to oak street and you can pick her up there".
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on September 22, 2008, 10:00:53 AM
there was this hillbilly whose wife had gotten mauled by a black bear. so he called up 911 and said "hey listen. my wife just got mauled by a black bear". and the 911 officer said good lord where do you live?! and the hillbilly said 2600 eucalyptus street. and the 911 officer says "ok how do you spell that" and the hillbilly said "fuck it i'm gonna drag her ass over to oak street and you can pick her up there".


 :lol: :lol: :lol:

I'm trying to remember the one with the punchline "That was a bar bitch you ate" but the mind, it fails me. Dammit.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on September 24, 2008, 01:38:15 PM
these are jokes i use on stage. my jokes are so old that's the first new one i have in  while ;)

one of my current favorites (quick , dirty):

a banana was standing next to a vibrator and said "whatter yew shakin for? this bitch is bout to EAT me!"

and:

there was this hillbilly couple who wanted to get married, so they went to the doctor to get checked out. the doctor comes out to talk to the husband nd says "buddy, i gotta tell ya. your wife has acute angina" and the hillbilly says "buddy, i'm glad you told me that cause shes got the ugliest boobs i ever seen!"

i need some new material
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hisey on September 27, 2008, 02:59:30 PM
off the off-topic, I got my hair cut today.. six inches off the back. It's .. so much lighter.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on September 29, 2008, 11:26:23 AM
Members Of Twisted Sister Now Willing To Take It

NEW YORK—In a stunning reversal of their long-stated reluctance to take it, members of heavy-metal band Twisted Sister announced Monday that, after 24 years of fervent refusal, they are now willing to take it. "I acknowledge that we promised not to take it anymore, but things change. The world is a different place today, and with that in mind, we would like to go on record as saying that, starting right now, we are going to take it," read a statement released by the band's lead singer, Dee Snyder. "To clarify, we would still prefer not to take it, but as of now, taking it is an option that we would be open to. That is all." Bassist Mark "the Animal" Mendoza also stated that, in regards to what he wants to do with his life, he no longer solely wants to rock, but would instead prefer doing other things, such as raising a family and working as a claims adjuster in Rye, NY. - the Onion
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on September 29, 2008, 11:43:26 AM
Won't "take" what?

Their Geritol?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 07, 2008, 02:59:17 PM
Went to the Post Office.  Bought 22 first-class stamps.

After I left, I realized the guy charged me $5.60.  WTF?  I don't think I'll have time to go back there before they close today, and, anyway, I didn't get a receipt or anything.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on October 07, 2008, 03:10:05 PM
What were you going to do, Axe, give them more money?  In my experience that just gets you weird looks from the cashier.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 07, 2008, 03:23:16 PM
Yeah, really, man, party like it's .. um ... 1988.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on October 07, 2008, 03:53:32 PM
What were you going to do, Axe, give them more money?  In my experience that just gets you weird looks from the cashier.

I would go back and give them more money. I couldn't use the stamps if I didn't. I have been known to stand in line at the Grocery to pay for the 2 cases of soda that were under the buggy and that they forgot to charge me for.

Recently I accidentally walked out on a Restaurant without paying (long story), I got home about 12:30 (at night) and realized it - called them and paid for my food with a credit card by phone.

Don't know why I am like that, I just am.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on October 07, 2008, 04:28:20 PM
I'd probably do the same on your two examples, vox, but I don't know why I wouldn't on the stamps.  Huh.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on October 07, 2008, 04:43:56 PM
Whether I return or not is always a question of who am I hurting.  If it's something like the case of a restaurant and I know I'm screwing over some server, I'd return.  Same thing with the situation of a cashier possibly losing their job because the till is light.  If it's a mom and pop shop, hell yeah I'll go back.  If it's the case of just some corporation losing a bit more profit, fuck 'em.

Is that bizarre morality?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on October 08, 2008, 02:58:44 AM
Whether I return or not is always a question of who am I hurting.  If it's something like the case of a restaurant and I know I'm screwing over some server, I'd return.  Same thing with the situation of a cashier possibly losing their job because the till is light.  If it's a mom and pop shop, hell yeah I'll go back.  If it's the case of just some corporation losing a bit more profit, fuck 'em.

Is that bizarre morality?

It's the same one I subscribe to.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on October 08, 2008, 03:17:02 PM
This is one of the reasons I cannot run for public office.  ;)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on October 08, 2008, 07:26:46 PM
Aw come on. We'll set up a private corruption fund offshore on one of the islands.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 09, 2008, 10:08:58 AM
Well, there are two reasons why I don't want to underpay for the stamps:

1)  I imagine that the paperwork for a register shortfall at the Post Office is a huge pain in the ass.

2)  My personal feeling is that I can't justifiably complain about taxes if I also willingly rip off the state.  And, let's face it, I'm a-gonna complain.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on October 11, 2008, 08:54:42 AM
My trip to chernobyl (http://forums.filefront.com/s-t-l-k-e-r-soc-general-discussion/379832-my-trip-chernobyl-pictures-56k-ultra-death.html)

http://www.tourchernobyl.com/

Fascinating. Eerie. Sad. Scary.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on October 11, 2008, 09:05:18 AM
Scary? Isn't nuclear power safe now?

Ask the French, ask the submarines...
</McCain>
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TehPnuk on October 18, 2008, 03:28:41 AM
Ask every insurance company in the world that won't insure nuclear power so the tax payers have to ...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 18, 2008, 10:13:52 AM
It's not nuclear power that's so dangerous.  It's nuclear power companies.


The really sad thing, which is a tremendous indictment of our culture, is that if the utilities had just done fission power properly, without entrenched stupidity and greedy corner-cutting, it really would have changed everything -- and the utilities would have made so much more money than they do now that they literally (literally!) wouldn't know what to do with it all.

But no.  It's like the story of The Ant and the Very Stupid Grasshopper and the Octopus Who Ate Them Both.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 18, 2008, 01:18:28 PM
Speaking of insurance . . . and I'm putting this here because I want Google to find it, in case other people are thinking of using Citizens Insurance.

Yesterday, I got a new bill from my insurance company for my auto coverage.  They raised my rates again.  Also, the bill was due today.  Nice.

I've had this insurance for a year now, and they've increased my auto insurance by over 50%.  Without explanation.  Last time they increased it, I made several attempts to find out why, without success -- no one at Citizens seemed to know -- and my insurance agent told me to just not pay the increase.  Never heard anything about it.  Very reassuring.  This time, however, I'll cancel my coverage and go with Progressive or something, since I know they'll be far cheaper and can't have worse customer service.

I mean:

I am a white man in his late 30s with a pristine driving record.  No moving violations, never been at fault in an accident, never filed an insurance claim.  I have a 14-year-old station wagon and a garage, and my commute to work is three miles.  No one else has ever driven my car.  I allegedly get a discount because (up until now) my home-owner's insurance was through Citizens as well.  And my coverage is minimal, with large deductibles.  But I already know I could save like $400 a year with Progressive over what they're currently trying to charge me.

What the hell is up with that?  It's not the trying-to-screw-me that annoys me so much as the utter incompetence.  I certainly don't trust these people to take care of me if I have an accident.  I didn't bother switching before because, you know, the agent told me not to pay the increase, and I didn't, but even if I can magically ignore the increase again . . . enough is enough.

Citizens Insurance.  Idiots.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on October 18, 2008, 01:43:25 PM
I got my car insurance about seven years through AAA after my previous insurance company (MetLife) said they wouldn't insure my new husband... who hadn't owned a car in several years (and had a clean record).

I think it may have had to do with a dispute he had with a credit card company, that was on his credit record. But the insurance company AAA uses didn't care, apparently.

In seven years they've raised my rate twice ... about $1 month each time. I don't know how they make any money!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on October 18, 2008, 01:46:07 PM
You're a single white man in his late 30's.  That's what's killing you axe.

I'm in the same boat.  I have Progressive insurance, a pristine record, and have never filed a claim.  I drive about 3000 miles a year, which all insurance companies won't believe.  The average is 10-15k miles a year.  Believe me, I've shopped around.

The only excuse for the insane rates I've ever been given was, "well, our computers can't calculate that little mileage", and "you're a single male living in city limits."

As it is, 10% of my net income goes to auto insurance.  It infuriates me.


Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on October 18, 2008, 02:33:17 PM
I bet you're neglecting to mention it's a red, chopped-out 14-year-old station wagon. With spinning rims and neon on the underbody. And a "STOP PLATE TECTONICS" bumper sticker.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on October 18, 2008, 05:04:03 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on October 19, 2008, 12:08:13 AM
I wore the "Black Phoenix Alchemists Local" shirt to silver class, and brushed against the liver of sulpher getting a nice yellow stain on it.

There's something poetic in there, and it there isn't a two inch hole after I clean it I might consider adding more colors.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 19, 2008, 10:26:06 AM
Can't be too careful with the alchemy.  Don't burn your wang on the athanor.  Sage advice.


Quote
it's a red, chopped-out 14-year-old station wagon

Alas, it's a dark blue Legacy that didn't want to start this morning and that stalled twice on the way to work.  I think I can get it to the garage on Tuesday, but it'll mean I won't be able to do laundry until at least Wednesday and more likely the end of the week.

I may be wearing some strange things to work this week . . . .
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on October 19, 2008, 05:01:02 PM


Martian Sunset (http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/press/spirit/20050610a/sunset_a489_gamma_2sub_800.jpg)

First pic of Earth from the surface of Mars (http://www.solarviews.com/raw/mars/PIA05547.jpg)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 19, 2008, 06:28:42 PM
First pic of Earth from the surface of Mars (http://www.solarviews.com/raw/mars/PIA05547.jpg)

To quote Spinal Tap, "... TOO MUCH FUCKING PERSPECTIVE!!!"

:thud:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on October 19, 2008, 09:39:58 PM
That is so cool.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on October 20, 2008, 09:50:59 AM
First pic of Earth from the surface of Mars (http://www.solarviews.com/raw/mars/PIA05547.jpg)

To quote Spinal Tap, "... TOO MUCH FUCKING PERSPECTIVE!!!"

:thud:

indeed.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 20, 2008, 12:24:27 PM
You mean first picture of Earth from the surface of Mars that we know about.

:hmm:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 20, 2008, 12:33:47 PM
By an Earth camera, you mean.

The aliens have been keeping tabs on us from their secret base in the Olympus Mons caldera for quite a while.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 20, 2008, 01:14:20 PM
I don't rule out the possibility of technological human civilizations from the past or from elsewhere.

I am a skeptic, but an open-minded one . . . .
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 20, 2008, 01:32:17 PM
:hmm: good point.

But if they're from the future, do the pictures they took in the past count?

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on October 20, 2008, 06:26:37 PM
They wouldn't be in color then because color wasn't invented yet.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on October 21, 2008, 05:49:15 PM
http://www.peta.org/sea_kittens/about.asp

even watson would think this is asinine. it's so full of stupid i really don't know what else to say.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on October 23, 2008, 10:20:16 PM
If "Chinese Democracy" actually comes out next month, Dr Pepper will give everyone in the US a free Dr Pepper (http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=107498)

Well, they'll make you jump through a few hoops to get it, but still.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on October 23, 2008, 11:00:52 PM
Mike said he listened to the first single and it was ok.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on October 24, 2008, 01:26:04 AM
Even if it's the greatest thing since sliced spaghetti, Axl's a chump for sitting shitting on it for ten years. Or more.

Fuck Darts'n'Daisies... : :thumbsdn:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on October 24, 2008, 09:09:58 AM
I don't give a crap about the album, but I won't say no to a free Dr Pepper. Mmmm.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on October 24, 2008, 07:41:03 PM
They've been playing the single on the radio here.  Not bad.  Not worth paying money for, but definitely worth a free diet dr. pepper.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on October 27, 2008, 03:27:55 PM
Cool Tools reviews Guitar Geek website (http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/003274.php)

"Ever wonder what instruments, pedals and assorted gizmos Eric Clapton used on stage with Cream circa 1968? If you're a gearhound, amateur musician, professional journeyman, or weekend warrior, Guitar Geek is a fantastic resource (and a major potential time suck). In addition to a laundry list of gear, with each artist comes a very straightforward visual roadmap of what hooks into what. Plus, each specific piece of gear gets its own page with additional info and links to every bands in the database that use, for instance, the Digitech WH-1 Whammy: Robert Fripp, Steve Vai, Radiohead, and My Bloody Valentine, just to name a few..."
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 27, 2008, 03:31:25 PM
My favorite is Angus Young's.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on October 27, 2008, 04:18:29 PM
Gawdamn that's some geeky shit....

Way too much to focus on, so I'll go random:

Joey Santiago (Pixies):     1960 GIBSON LES PAUL GOLDTOP ELECTRIC GUITAR :googily:
Amazingly unpretentious with the pedals. Seems like the truest hipsters go with the analogue delay, I'm a digital man, myself...

Not really understanding why Dave Grohl would be at the top of the most requested list... :whatever:

Also not seeing my favorite effects pedal amongst the top searches. I was flabbergasted to see that it wasn't J. Mascis's mainstay. It makes the same sounds happen.

The Morley Power Wah: :worship:

(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/9338/morfuzzju9.jpg)


Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on November 04, 2008, 03:59:40 PM
http://www.jamesjean.com/work/pradawallpaper.jpg (http://www.jamesjean.com/work/pradawallpaper.jpg)

wow
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on November 04, 2008, 04:02:06 PM
What's with all the toe-less socks?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on November 04, 2008, 04:07:34 PM
tb;ddl
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on November 04, 2008, 05:18:39 PM
http://www.jamesjean.com/work/pradawallpaper.jpg (http://www.jamesjean.com/work/pradawallpaper.jpg)

wow

i think those are called leg warmers. :rollin:

maybe it's some new product that prada is coming out with. this is a painting/illustration done for the wallpaper in prada stores.

the guys other work is pretty fantastic, too. just go to the root page.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on November 04, 2008, 05:44:07 PM
Oh lord.  I was even alive in the 80s.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on November 04, 2008, 06:29:32 PM
barely, you young whippersnapper.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on November 04, 2008, 06:33:32 PM
:lol:

Maybe legwarmers only just arrived in Russia.  They probably take those felt boots and cut the bottoms off after the soles and toes wear out.

Makes me think:

Back in the late 80s, about three dozen Russian students visited our school for about a week.  Almost all of them were girls (:knotty:, but they were under constant guard :lol:), and I think two of them had white patent leather shoes . . . and all the rest had matching white plastic shoes -- which, in fact, would be dead ringers for those Croc things that everyone has now.  We asked them about the shoes, and they were pretty embarrassed and explained that all the girls wear them because they're cheap and available.  Because, um, Russia.  They were from Petrograd or St Petersburg or Leningrad or whatever it was called at the time.  I forget.

But now that's the hot style here, so it's only fair that they should get legwarmers.  And maybe plastic scrunchies.  Ooh, and parachute pants!

OK, maybe not.  It's too cold there.  How about Members Only jackets?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on November 04, 2008, 06:58:12 PM
prada is an italian fashion line with their stores throughout the world and their product in high end dept. stores such as neiman's. pravda is a leading newspaper in russia.

goof
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on November 04, 2008, 07:00:54 PM
Thanks, pdrake.  I couldn't figure out where Russia came into it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: sm0k4 on November 08, 2008, 04:16:21 PM
Quote
How about Members Only jackets?

I saw one on a elderly man at work this past week. It looked brand new too.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on November 15, 2008, 04:38:24 PM
A belated gift - http://www.lighthousetoys.co.uk/Playmobil_Romans_Playmobil-4277-Roman.htm
Yes, it does say "Alea iacta est..." on the scroll. I think I'll keep it with me during certain types of games.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on November 15, 2008, 04:43:22 PM
Lego delenda est!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on November 16, 2008, 04:50:00 PM
So . . . a week and a half ago, more or less, I saw a local grocery having a sale on Campbell's Select Harvest soup, five for $3.  Yes, I am a cheap bastard, with a minimal grocery budget, but frankly I was more curious.  It's a 'premium' label from a major brand, so why so cheap?  At the same time, I didn't remember ever seeing the Select Harvest line at, say, Meijer's.  So I bought some.

Strange, strange soup.  I nevertheless ate them all at work, for lunch, over the past several days.  The chicken-with-egg-noodles was rather off-putting.  It tasted like aluminum foil and Three-In-One oil, with a hint of wood shavings and lawn clippings.  Not so good.  The various things in the soup seemed good-quality -- the chicken was actual big pieces of breast meat, not the typical Campbell's heinous cubes of cartilaginous processed-meatish gunk -- but the broth was very suspicious.  I don't know what part of their spice rack they reached into, but it didn't work.

The other one I tried, an Italian Wedding variety, was a lot better but still somewhat creepy-flavored.  It was much improved by being seemingly 60% shredded spinach.  It's not so much that I want that much spinach in my soup as that it tended to drown all other flavors.

I'm left with the question of why so many soup manufacturers put cubes of carrot in their soup.  At home, most people seem to cut carrots into, you know, disks.  The disk is a good cut-carrot shape and has a good ratio of surface area to volume.  The cube, not so much.  It makes me imagine gargantuan third-grade carrots the size and shape of novelty sex toys, that can't just be cut into slices because the slices would be too big for the soup can.

Anyway, I'll stick with the Progresso soups.  They taste more like soup.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on November 16, 2008, 05:02:35 PM
 :rollin:

Yeah. There was something off about the Campbell's SHit. I had the chicken noodle and it tasted weird to me too. Probably some sort of experiment where they genetically engineer the meat without raising an actual chicken or something.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on November 17, 2008, 08:43:11 AM
there's something about the base of those soups that is exactly the (bad) same, but the chicken/ sausage gumbo ain't bad actually.


Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on November 27, 2008, 10:02:04 AM
Really?  Nobody's posted for over 12 hours?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on November 27, 2008, 10:20:56 AM
I tried staying up late, but it's been a weird week.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on November 27, 2008, 10:31:03 AM
Aren't y'all off preparing for the familial onslaught and/or pigout and/or hiding away from the holiday? ;)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on November 27, 2008, 03:00:21 PM
Yesterday was busy and then we closed early.  I still only have internet at work.

Yes, I'm at work today . . . .  I wanted to check my email anyway, but I have to make some kind of display stand for our movie posters, many of which are like 30" wide and almost 4' high.  I think I'm just going to hang a dowel between a display case and an adjacent wall as a bar to keep posters from falling over completely.  The posters can sit on the carpet, and people can flip through them.  We've had a whole bunch of expensive movie posters forever but nowhere to display them except at shows, so, oddly, we never sell any.

Since the shop's closed, today is a good day for power tools.  I'll probably vacuum, too, while I'm here.  Last time I vacuumed, I came in two hours early to do it, and it was not especially fun enough to make me enthused to do that again.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on November 29, 2008, 04:53:14 PM
I'm cleaning my desktop. 60 great night photos (http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/09/60-beautiful-examples-of-night-photography-2/)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on November 29, 2008, 04:55:50 PM
Celebrity look-a-likes. (http://www.sweetsauer.com/kristis_bliggitty_blog/2008/08/look-alikes.html) Old, but makes me laugh every time.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on November 29, 2008, 10:11:03 PM
Really?  Nobody's posted for over 12 hours?

Sorry, I was down in Houston with the family.  I guess I could have kept up here... but I was on holiday from the internets, damnit!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on December 02, 2008, 10:19:46 PM
http://www.worldbeardchampionships.com/elmar.html
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on December 03, 2008, 12:07:55 AM
Hey!  It's Windmill Bearded Guy (http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c351/Funkdaddy13/Funny/1181339559219.jpg)!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on December 03, 2008, 12:09:27 AM
And also,

(http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/2775/octopustbearddisagreesau5.jpg)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: dogbone on December 06, 2008, 03:55:34 PM
'Tis the season.

We're hanging ordinance on our heathen bush.

Assume the position.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on December 06, 2008, 04:30:41 PM
Heathen Bush would make a really great band name.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: dogbone on December 06, 2008, 06:19:26 PM
Now I have to go to a "Holiday Cocktail Party."

With grown ups...none of who are in bands or have been in jail or probably have tattoos other than their fraternity letters...and I have to dress up.

I have no idea how to act.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on December 06, 2008, 06:50:59 PM
Avoid the Xerox machine.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on December 06, 2008, 08:44:13 PM
The punch will be spiked. Downing the whole bowl is usually frowned upon, but often applauded.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on December 06, 2008, 08:55:11 PM
Look up Google stock and maybe read some articles on it.  Then talk about whether or not you think it's overvalued when they start in on the market.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on December 06, 2008, 10:13:04 PM
Now I have to go to a "Holiday Cocktail Party."

With grown ups...none of who are in bands or have been in jail or probably have tattoos other than their fraternity letters...and I have to dress up.

I have no idea how to act.

Read up on anthropological literature, pretend you're making first contact with a primitive culture. Start by working out a "trade language" so you can figure out how to communicate.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: dogbone on December 07, 2008, 11:34:40 AM
Once again, I turned to bourbon.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on December 07, 2008, 01:41:09 PM
If you gave it to them, that's pretty traditional for First Contact.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on December 14, 2008, 03:09:02 PM
Well, he publically complained, I hate Kodak and Microsoft about the same, today.

Software and hardware people:  Let all USB devices for Windows that store and transfer files be viewed from File Explorer as folders.  Do it or die.  This stupid Kodak ironically-named EasyShare camera refuses to transfer files without some kind of 'Wizard' or other useless 'helpful' roadblock that, as is so often the case, is cumbersome, buggy, slow, inconvenient, and infuriating.  In this case, it won't work without trying to download a new version, and its download manager just crashes itself on every machine currently at my disposal.

So I took a bunch of photos of merchandise to add to eBay, but I can't get the pictures off the camera.  Would I buy another Kodak camera?  No, of course not.  It's not much good if I can't get the pictures off it easily.

Please spare me all Wizards and Helpers and other crap.  I deal with non-computer people all the time, and I've never seen a Wizard or dancing paper clip that ever actually made life easier for them.  (You know what used to be helpful?  Help files.  But those have generally been slow, obfuscated, and difficult to use since approximately 1998.  Thanks for nothing, MS.)  And for those of us who've learned to use Windows, the non-standard Wizards and other crap (like the incredibly horrible and stupid File Search utility) are a rude slap in the face.

At least make all that crap optional, and give us a tool in Control Panel to just shut it all off.  Give me a simple dialogue box for file searches -- and give Word and other crap applications standard File Open / File Save / etc dialogue boxes, too; none of this fancy non-standard guff that's slow and doesn't work right -- and don't make USB worse than it is.

Morons.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on December 14, 2008, 07:20:29 PM
Remember what Tolkien said about Wizards, and meddling in their affairs.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on December 15, 2008, 11:42:31 AM
Bah!

I crush troublesome wizards in a garlic press.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on December 15, 2008, 12:06:19 PM
So that's where they've gone off to. I've lost track of two presses this year. Maddening.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on December 15, 2008, 02:12:25 PM
i've never seen the use for a garlic press. no offense, but it seems to me the pulp loses a lot of the oil or something. 
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on December 15, 2008, 08:55:25 PM
Heh. You've never seen how strong my hands are.  "Can't squeeze blood from a stone" does not apply to me. :D
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on December 16, 2008, 02:23:13 PM
:knotty:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on December 16, 2008, 03:15:38 PM
xmas party 1925:

http://www.shorpy.com/node/5120?size=_original (http://www.shorpy.com/node/5120?size=_original)

great photo

the woman in the front holding the candy cane has great shoes.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on December 16, 2008, 03:26:37 PM
I love how all the women have those short bobs, and the wavy curls... and how some succeed and fail at it.

The woman in the bottom left corner, leaning against the desk, seems... haunted. And the woman seated third from her right looks like a good time girl.  ;)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on December 16, 2008, 04:01:27 PM
Man, what were they serving at that party?  Wormwood and belladonna?

I like the guy with the railroad sign on his head.  Er . . . festive!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on December 16, 2008, 05:51:32 PM
One of those women looks like Neil C. from back home. The one to the right of the fire hat wearer.
 :hmm:
NOSFERATU! NOSFERATU! NO way he could live this long without aging if something wasn't up. I knew it. Something funny about that guy. He always had a smirk like he knew something you didn't - or maybe he just had a bigger knife. Either way, I always suspected something was going on with that guy.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on December 16, 2008, 06:05:12 PM
OH MY GOD YOU ARE SO RIGHT

That's just disturbing.

Actually, the one whose shoulder the NC woman has her hand on also looks suspicious to me, and the sleepy-eyed unhappy one below her, who's looking off to our left . . . she looks uncannily like someone that I know (a fairly distant in-law). 
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on December 18, 2008, 01:19:28 PM
*bursts in, out of breath*

I'm back...minimally.  What'd I miss?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on December 18, 2008, 03:36:08 PM
Well nothing much has happened.  It's not Saturday yet  ;)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on December 19, 2008, 10:06:40 AM
NOTHING HAPPENS ON SATURDAY.

*cough*
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on December 19, 2008, 11:17:59 AM
Oh, for a ticket to Maryland...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on December 19, 2008, 12:43:36 PM
NOTHING HAPPENS ON SATURDAY.

*cough*

Oh, Heaven. Heaven is a place where nothing, nothing ever happens ;)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on December 19, 2008, 06:51:38 PM
Oh, for a ticket to Maryland...

*has one!*

(But not til Monday.)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on December 21, 2008, 05:45:20 PM
*bursts in, out of breath*

I'm back...minimally.  What'd I miss?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on December 21, 2008, 09:11:15 PM
Oh, so I left Chicago by car Wednesday evening and cruised across I-90 overnight until 18 hours later I was on Cape Cod at my mom's place.  I was basically running in front of the storm and made it right on time as Thursday afternoon it pretty much started snowing everywhere.

Imma head back on the 26th, probably, and head straight to my Dad's place in Decatur (central) Illinois.  On the 28th my niece will be baptized thereabouts (Springfield), so I need to get back by the 27th so I can get some decent sleep.

All of this is particularly fun because my brake pads are almost nonexistent and I'm just not sure when they're going to run out, but I'm certain they had no more than 3000 miles left on them as of leaving Chicago.  What can I say, I'm a bit of a gambler.  I'm betting that the relatively brakeless 2300 highway miles will be wearless enough to allow me to reach Decatur where a brake job will cost $250 less than in Chicago.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on December 22, 2008, 08:20:49 PM
/me quickly grabs the ether
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on December 23, 2008, 02:15:02 PM
http://www.salon.com/mwt/broadsheet/2008/12/23/worst_lyrics/index.html?acquire

Links to a Village Voice PDF in the writeup.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on December 23, 2008, 04:25:48 PM
Wait . . . according to that article, the author heard a Janet Jackson song that came out about a year ago.  Janet Jackson is/was still recording?  WTF.  I thought she mercifully gave up like ten years ago.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on December 23, 2008, 04:28:27 PM
Wait . . . according to that article, the author heard a Janet Jackson song that came out about a year ago.  Janet Jackson is/was still recording?  WTF.  I thought she mercifully gave up like ten years ago.

She's like Britney. She cannot be stopped.

Although nobody's tried silver bullets or stout wooden stakes through the heart.

Yet.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on December 23, 2008, 05:27:04 PM
I hear she can only be killed by being impaled with her brother's prosthetic nose...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on December 23, 2008, 05:52:31 PM
That nose couldn't even impale a Kleenex.


Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on December 23, 2008, 06:57:50 PM
Or Lisa Marie.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on December 24, 2008, 02:09:50 AM
Daaaaaamn. More snaps in here than an epileptic trapper.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on December 26, 2008, 09:53:19 AM
 :lol:

sounds like a gay talk show in here.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on December 30, 2008, 03:53:37 PM
speaking of gay (http://www.mcsweeneys.net/links/monologues/28beowulffrasier.html)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on January 17, 2009, 09:03:24 PM
oi, peep this: free cosmetics on January 20th

http://consumerist.com/5133811/mark-your-calendars-massive-cosmetics-giveaway-set-for-inauguration-day the

Big class-action lawsuit on price-fixing... So if you go to one of the participating stores on the 20th and sign a form saying that you bought cosmetic products there between 1994-2003 (you don't have to show proof of purchase), you can pick out a product (worth up to $25) as compensation. First come, first served.

List of dept. stores participating and products that will be available as compensation are here:
http://www.cosmeticssettlement.com/
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on January 17, 2009, 09:27:25 PM
TO THE MALL!!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on January 18, 2009, 11:50:09 AM
I generally don't like cosmetics, but I like a lot of the funny little bottles and containers.

Yeah, I have a container thing.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on January 18, 2009, 12:09:27 PM
I'm going to lulz when the first stampede report rolls in.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on January 19, 2009, 10:19:11 PM
I generally don't like cosmetics, but I like a lot of the funny little bottles and containers.

Yeah, I have a container thing.

You really should contain that thing.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on January 20, 2009, 11:44:25 AM
To all those people that have "44th" on your various and sundry and are slamming the media with them... Bush is resigning at 11:58 so Cheney can be 44th.  :neener:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on January 28, 2009, 11:44:29 AM
say what you want about anthony bourdain, but he can write.

http://www.wildstylechef.com/Anthony%20Bourdain%20News.htm

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on February 07, 2009, 10:15:21 AM
Dirty Limericks Based On Washington State Town Names
http://walimericks.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on February 07, 2009, 04:33:03 PM
Nice.  He has chosen a rich subject.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on February 07, 2009, 04:35:48 PM
Probably not as rich as BC town names.

Although

"There once was a girl from Pe'Ell"

has a nice ring to it...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: DisorderlyConductor on February 07, 2009, 05:14:00 PM
The once was a girl from Chiliwack
Who was fanatic about Nickleback
She made her way backstage
'Cause she lied 'bout her age
But she was still too old for Kroeger to take to the sack.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on February 07, 2009, 05:16:26 PM
or

"she was too old for Kroeger to frack..."

*buys a round of Frack Packs for everyone*
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on February 07, 2009, 09:57:36 PM
There once was a man from Humptulips
Who like to hu....


*nevermind*
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 08, 2009, 12:16:34 AM
Coulda gone with 'pump two lips'.


[just sayin']
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 08, 2009, 12:18:38 AM
There was a young woman from Lansing
Who suffered a gruesome de-pantsing.
The snag of her belt
Meant her buttcheeks were dealt
Such a blow that her buttocks were dancing.



Ah, well.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: DisorderlyConductor on February 08, 2009, 06:53:43 PM
I like that ^


I've beaten Mega Man 9 today and am looking to polish off Mega Man 2 in the next half hour. Then it's about Mega Man 3. Frack Mega Man 6 and it's ridiculously cartoon graphics (but I like the slide!)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 08, 2009, 09:08:30 PM
Have you heard the MegaMan concept album?  It's actually not bad.  I forget who it's by (some MegaMan-concept band), but I'm sure google knows.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: DisorderlyConductor on February 08, 2009, 09:17:30 PM
The Goog returned Mega Ran and their wesbite be an eye raping (http://"http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=17660964"). They don't even have any tracks online which is frakin lame.*

Okay so I lied, they just take forever to load on this piece.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 08, 2009, 09:28:54 PM
:confused:

Oh . . . apparently there are multiple Mega Man concept albums (alba?) out there.  I'm not sure if I should have expected that or not.

Google reminds me that the one I've heard is by The Proto Men.  I can't vouch for any other ones, but who knows?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on February 12, 2009, 12:12:28 PM
I was talking to a cow-orker this morning about the weird weather that passed through here last night, and he mentioned something about this strange light in the sky he keeps seeing. Coincidentally, last night I had noticed a very bright light in the sky, like a star or planet. I told him I thought it was a planet, because there weren't any other stars out at the time I noticed it - the sun hadn't even set yet. He thought it was a satellite. After that conversation, but not even 5 minutes later, the next person I talk to asks me if I ever bought a telescope. I said, "did you just talk to [cow-orker]?, because we were just talking about that star last night". He's got a telescope, and said that it was Venus, and that Saturn was more visible than usual last night too, but no, he hadn't talked to the other guy. Then, I come back to my office and click on Google News, and see this story (http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE51B4IE20090212).

 :hmm:

It's like I'm sitting there thinking about a plate of shrimp...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on February 12, 2009, 12:27:40 PM
I was talking to a cow-orker this morning about the weird weather that passed through here last night, and he mentioned something about this strange light in the sky he keeps seeing. Coincidentally, last night I had noticed a very bright light in the sky, like a star or planet. I told him I thought it was a planet, because there weren't any other stars out at the time I noticed it - the sun hadn't even set yet. He thought it was a satellite. After that conversation, but not even 5 minutes later, the next person I talk to asks me if I ever bought a telescope. I said, "did you just talk to [cow-orker]?, because we were just talking about that star last night". He's got a telescope, and said that it was Venus, and that Saturn was more visible than usual last night too, but no, he hadn't talked to the other guy. Then, I come back to my office and click on Google News, and see this story (http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE51B4IE20090212).

 :hmm:

It's like I'm sitting there thinking about a plate of shrimp...

Hah, I don't think you would have seen the collision. Way over your horizon. It would have been moving pretty fast, and it happened in broad daylight. You're looking at Venus. Venus is maaaad bright this week. Probably full.

The other thing that you can see that might look like an explosion in space or a meteor is Iridium flashes. The Iridium satellites apparently have very reflective panels on them that under surprisingly frequent conditions reflect sunlight back down onto the night surface. You should see a "flash" that lasts almost a second. I've seen that once.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 12, 2009, 02:18:18 PM
There are websites out there that actually track Iridium flashes by your location and tell you when to look up.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: whidB on February 12, 2009, 03:39:50 PM
link?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 12, 2009, 03:52:53 PM
Beats me.  I seen 'em, but I don't have them bookmarked on this computer at work, or anything.  I think the Heavens Above website has that feature.  Should be easy to find.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on February 12, 2009, 04:39:08 PM
Yeah, exactly. Go here: http://www.heavens-above.com/?lat=0&lng=0&alt=0&loc=Unspecified&TZ=CET

then use the links by "Configuration" to pick your location, or edit that above URL to include your data.

Then go down to Iridium flares and select one of the links there for a list of passes. They'll give you time to look, direction to look, and elevation above the horizon. They'll also tell you which way to move yourself so you can reach the optimal position for viewing. Like, drive 15 km east and you'll see it better. Kinda cool.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on February 16, 2009, 08:13:51 PM
 :innocent:  link (http://www.bizarreconfessions.com/forum/index.php?action=calendar)
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Post by: feffer on February 20, 2009, 04:23:46 PM
CHANGE (over time) (http://www.mikero.com/blog/2009/02/20/more-darwin)
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Post by: mo on February 20, 2009, 09:06:08 PM
I want an EVOLVE T-shirt.
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Post by: vox8 on February 22, 2009, 11:02:28 PM
I have decided that I need to spend some time away from the internet. It is possible to have too much of a good thing, and I have been seeking refuge here in a time of stress.

I really need to spend some time with some non-digital things in my life. I really should not feel guilty that I haven't had time to play an on-line game. I spend hours googling recipes when I have nigh on a hundred cookbooks that I could reference and my yard is starting to look like a jungle. I have projects galore that I need to make progress upon and I think it would be good for me to read a book or two.

Don't worry, I will still be checking my email so if you need to get in touch with me that will still work. But I am going to be staying away from LJ, Facebook, Bulletin Boards, Blogs and Games.

Please know that I love you guys, and I will be back. If you really need me send me a PM. But I really need a break.

XOXOXO
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Post by: Hedaira on February 23, 2009, 02:31:19 AM
Understood. Take care.  :hug:
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Post by: mo on February 23, 2009, 06:02:51 AM
Good luck out there, vox.  :thumbsup:

Thanks for the heads-up - I worry about people when they just vanish.
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Post by: random axe on February 23, 2009, 11:59:39 AM
:shamrock:
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Post by: the other andrea on February 24, 2009, 02:10:31 PM
I understand where you are coming from, vox, and I respect you immensely for having the willpower to do it. :shamrock:
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Post by: flipper on February 24, 2009, 06:24:09 PM
:shamrock: :hug:
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Post by: mo on February 27, 2009, 05:47:47 PM
http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-witness-wife-overwhelmed-with-flowers-090227/

Awww...   :love:
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Post by: whidB on February 27, 2009, 05:51:15 PM
Shit, I don't see how that's any kind of good news.

It just means it's going to be harder to find stuff for free...
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Post by: phyre on March 04, 2009, 10:12:47 PM
Is an honorary knighthood where they use a plastic sword?
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Post by: random axe on March 05, 2009, 01:20:57 PM
I think they just use the Sword of Temporal Assistant.
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Post by: vox8 on March 19, 2009, 06:40:08 PM
Breaking the silence to do a little shameless spam. I apologize ahead of time for it but it seems relatively harmless:
Swagbucks
http://swagbucks.com/?cmd=sb-register&rb=410443 (http://swagbucks.com/?cmd=sb-register&rb=410443)

Apparently this is a new way that people are making small amounts of money online, fairly painlessly. You sign up and then use their interface to do web searches. Of course they advertise to you. You get "points" for doing the searches and then you can redeem them for stuff (think credit card reward style). Apparently their most popular thing is Amazon gift cards.

The other thing is if people sign up using your link (referral mine is above) then you get a point for every point that the people you sign up get etc.. etc...

If you feel like looking at it please do. My guess is it is going to go crazy soon so it would be best to get in on it early.

Of course, if this kind of thing annoys you, please feel free to pretend I told a really funny off-color joke. ;)
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Post by: whidB on March 19, 2009, 07:28:56 PM
So...you interrupted your little Internet Blackout...to tell us about something you found out about...on the Internet.

Uh-huh.

:batteyes:  ;)

And I got an e-mail about something similar, only it was with Google, that I could make money doing searches on the Internet...

Sounded a bit hard to swallow.
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Post by: vox8 on March 19, 2009, 10:18:55 PM
So...you interrupted your little Internet Blackout...to tell us about something you found out about...on the Internet.

Uh-huh.

:batteyes:  ;)

And I got an e-mail about something similar, only it was with Google, that I could make money doing searches on the Internet...

Sounded a bit hard to swallow.

I am sorry if I implied that I was removing the internet from my life entirely, because that is not the case. But I have severely reduced the amount of time that I am spending. I still read here because I care about the people on the board, but I am making myself not post unless I feel it is important (like in the pets thread). I have almost completely quit playing games and I no longer update my Live Journal.

But I am continuing to use the internet in attempts to add some additional income to our dwindling stash. I really do not like to whine about it, but things are getting very ugly for us. We are not going to be able to sell our house and we are going to have to wipe out all of our savings to try and keep it as long as possible because when we lose it, it will be to foreclosure.

I am continually filling out surveys and working on the sites where you can redeem stuff, apply for free samples, find coupons, try to take advantage of the offers that are out there. Reading frugal blogs and trying to scrape together a few bucks here and there. Right now a few bucks makes a huge difference.

I also still spend time on food blogs because I am trying to prevent my home cooking from becoming a punishment to my family. We cannot afford to eat out and the foods that we can afford could get very monotonous, so the food blogs help keep things interesting. The internet time that I have cut out has been the stuff that was recreational and non-productive ie: the things I do for fun.

The Google thing that you received is a different set up, I have looked into it. I am sorry if I have put something here that abuses the good will of y'all. Desperate times sometimes makes people do stupid things. I apologize.
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Post by: hajen on March 19, 2009, 10:25:47 PM
Try searching AskMetafilter for questions about work-at-home online... I remember seeing at least a few suggestions worth following up on. It's a question that's been asked a bunch of times. And good luck.
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Post by: Talix on March 20, 2009, 10:01:41 AM
Vox, I don't think you could ever abuse our goodwill.  You are Trip are fine people who certainly don't deserve to be going through such tough times. 

Seriously, no worries.  We're all sending :shamrock: your way.
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Post by: Hedaira on March 20, 2009, 10:32:48 AM
What /\ said.
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Post by: random axe on March 20, 2009, 11:42:12 AM
Yeah, that.

I would be interested in giving the pay-search thing a try, just out of curiosity, except that I still mostly only have internet at work.
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Post by: phyre on March 20, 2009, 07:43:28 PM
Wow, Vox, I'm really sorry to hear things are so bad. I wish you and Trip the best, and I second (third?) what Talix said.

I came over to post this for those that might remember Dangermonk's poems, found this on a car at work the other day and decided to get a picture before throwing it out:

(http://www.morningphyre.com/PIC-0047.jpg)
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Post by: sm0k4 on March 21, 2009, 09:49:38 AM
I'm really sorry too, Vox. I'm beaming good juju at y'all.
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Post by: the other andrea on March 21, 2009, 04:25:19 PM
Hang in there, vox. I know it's hard to stay positive.

The things you are doing seem like you have a good handle on how to stay afloat. I'll definitely check on the link, at least to give you an extra bump. :)
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Post by: vox8 on March 22, 2009, 08:41:48 AM
Friend sent me this, thought I would share:

Quoth John Rogers: There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.
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Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 22, 2009, 10:56:31 AM
:D
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Post by: hajen on March 22, 2009, 02:26:53 PM
 :lol:
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Post by: vox8 on March 23, 2009, 09:32:17 AM
OK guys, here is something different. In browsing for jobs on Craigslist I came across a freelance, from home posting and I am giving it a try. To apply to the job you have to set up a blog on their site and start writing. Now I know that this is probably just a sneaky way of these peeps getting free content for their new network, but I have been thinking about starting a blog anyway. Why? Because I have also been looking at the writing gigs on ELance and to get any of those you have to be able to show samples of your work. Talking to a friend of mine he said the best way to do this was to set up a blog and start writing.

So here we are. Why am I telling y'all all of this? For the freelance job they are going to pick someone to be their featured blogger and it is going to depend on the "Popularity" of the blog - as judged by content and votes/comments. I think you see where I am going with this.

If you have a couple of minutes I would appreciate you giving it a look. I only have one post so far but I plan on putting up something new every day. Haven't decided what to do today, maybe the mexican beans and rice casserole.

Here is the link, I am pretty sure you don't have to sign up to do any voting or commenting:
http://robbingpeter.pnn.com/articles/show/40356-you-gotta-start-somewhere (http://robbingpeter.pnn.com/articles/show/40356-you-gotta-start-somewhere)
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Post by: random axe on March 23, 2009, 10:08:44 AM
Seems good so far.  Gotta wonder how many people are vying for the job, and all, but, yeah, you gotta start somewhere, and it seems like a blog worth blogging.

Love the avatar, by the way.
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Post by: vox8 on March 23, 2009, 10:23:25 AM
Seems good so far.  Gotta wonder how many people are vying for the job, and all, but, yeah, you gotta start somewhere, and it seems like a blog worth blogging.

Love the avatar, by the way.

Mr. Cookieface made it for me a long time ago. I lurve it. I just posted an actual recipe. Woo Hoo!
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Post by: eldiem on March 23, 2009, 12:53:56 PM
I got first post.

I mean boobies.




Or both.

What
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Post by: mo on March 29, 2009, 06:46:56 AM
I think this may have been posted before... cartoon skeletons - http://www.hyungkoolee.net/animatus/animatus.html

click the numbers for a new page of images
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Post by: Talix on March 30, 2009, 08:47:50 AM
Why I shy away from doing home improvement projects solo:  I was anchoring my new IKEA media storage units to the wall (they are tall and skinny and leaned forward despite the wads of cardboard I shoved under them) yesterday.  One of them tried to make a run for it and landed half on the coffee table and half across my shoulder blade.

That sucker is screwed to the wall now.   :thumbsup:
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Post by: NexR on March 30, 2009, 03:57:03 PM
That sucker is screwed to the wall now.   :thumbsup:

If you can't duck it, screw it.
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Post by: vox8 on March 30, 2009, 09:36:12 PM
That sucker is screwed to the wall now.   :thumbsup:

If you can't duck it, screw it.

That doesn't rhyme.
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Post by: NexR on March 30, 2009, 10:11:21 PM
That sucker is screwed to the wall now.   :thumbsup:

If you can't duck it, screw it.

That doesn't rhyme.

What?  It rhymes with it.
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Post by: stormneedle on March 30, 2009, 10:18:08 PM
If you can't duck it, fuck it?
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Post by: NexR on March 31, 2009, 10:33:33 AM
It's the ancillary corollary to... aw fuck it.
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Post by: flipper on March 31, 2009, 02:26:42 PM
:fyp: doesn't rhyme either.
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Post by: stormneedle on April 01, 2009, 02:04:48 PM
In an appalling shift of topic... My wife's now gotten two voice mails and a nice long note on her receipt the other night to not consume the rest of the pistachios she bought last week. Seems the grocery store found out they had salmonella.

Overkill, maybe, but it's nice the club cards have some other usefulness. Maybe I shouldn't keep using the 310-555-xxxx number.
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Post by: the other andrea on April 01, 2009, 03:18:15 PM
From the report we saw on the news last night, they made it sound like the entire pistachio industry had collapsed.

There must be a pistachio AIG to blame for this.
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Post by: feffer on April 01, 2009, 04:37:16 PM
Based on my height, weight, activity, and weight loss desires, a site calculated for me:

Your calorie goal is 1337 a day
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Post by: Talix on April 02, 2009, 08:26:01 AM
Hee.

Based on the mirror in the changing room wherein I tried on bathing suits yesterday, my calorie goal is JUST PUT ON A CAFTAN AND HAVE A DAMN BALL.
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Post by: Talix on April 13, 2009, 07:21:01 AM
Home, unpacked, still swaying slightly.  Prolly won't catch up 'til I get back to work.   ;)
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Post by: stormneedle on April 22, 2009, 11:26:20 AM
A salesman was driving, and realized that he was just too exhausted to stay on the road. He saw a motel, and stopped in. While he was checking in, the clerk told him that they had free cable in all the rooms.

"That would be nice," the salesman replied.
"There's even porn channels," the clerk shyly noted.
The salesman said, "Oh, I'd like those disabled if you could."
The clerk was aghast. "What kind of sicko are you?"
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Post by: First Post on April 24, 2009, 04:26:58 AM
Can't remember which section I was posting Joanna Krupa updates...anyway, since the site's been down she's been busy!

*starring in a pro-am "reimagining" of childhood favorite The Superstars (http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/abc-reveals-celebrity-and-athlete-pairings-for-the-superstars-revival-8869.php), teamed up with...Terrell Owens. That should be interesting;

*co-hosting Ultimate Womens Combat (http://www.ultimatewomenscombat.com/) with good ol' Bas Rutten.

Plus apparently the local club in which she and her sister have an interest isn't doing too badly.

Anyway, this is as much a test to see if the post goes through as it is a sincere effort to keep you informed on the latest Krupa Sisters news.
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Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 24, 2009, 08:36:25 AM
I appreciate this, Post; one of your many useful and unexpected services :detta: :galm:
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Post by: hajen on April 24, 2009, 08:08:03 PM
glow-in-the-dark puppies (http://jezebel.com/5224576/beagles-%252B-sea-anemone-genes--glow+in+the+dark-puppies)
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Post by: random axe on April 24, 2009, 09:03:24 PM
!  I'd seen a number of articles about those, but that was the first one that . . . had a GITD picture.  :eyeroll:

We had to wait a long time for these, considering it was about, what, twenty years ago now that they developed GITD tobacco plants.  WTF was the holdup?

Pssh.  Non-mad scientists, I tell ya!
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Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 24, 2009, 11:16:57 PM
We really don't have those kind of good ideas, it's true.
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Post by: whidB on April 25, 2009, 03:21:50 AM
I'm still leaning towards April Fool's on that one...
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Post by: random axe on April 25, 2009, 12:42:12 PM
Quote
We really don't have those kind of good ideas, it's true.

:lol:  There's a difference between non-mad scientists and scientists who just don't do mad science.  You don't fool me for a second.  I'm sure you and yours have conversations where you toy with mad science.  You may not follow through, which is understandable, but I'm sure you have plenty of mad ideas cross your horizon.
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Post by: hajen on April 28, 2009, 01:58:57 PM
My littlest dislikes wearing shoes/socks and strips them off her feet at inopportune times when I take her out of the house wearing them. We got her okay with wearing little teva-style sandals over socks at least, and I found her some winter boots that she accepted. She still strips the sandals/boots off with bad timing, but she's gotten much better. This weekend my husband hit the dollar store and found knockoff crocs for the kids, including a wee yellow pair for her. She totally wears them and it's pure adorable to me, wee little crocs. Right now she's stumping around the house in one of the bigger kid pairs, taking them on and off her feets. I'm cracking up because I just saw her lying on my bed with her feet in the air over her head, admiring her shoes.
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Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 28, 2009, 02:31:26 PM
:galm:

Ahh, the innocence of children who haven't realized their footwear are detested by the snooty majority ... ;)

U2 was a big footwear disposer, too. She managed to lose a shoe on a winter camping trip in Yosemite once :eyeroll: Fortunately she was not walking at the time.
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Post by: Talix on April 28, 2009, 02:36:11 PM

I'm cracking up because I just saw her lying on my bed with her feet in the air over her head, admiring her shoes.

*has been known to do this*
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Post by: the other andrea on April 28, 2009, 03:22:38 PM
THAT.  :detta:
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Post by: hajen on April 29, 2009, 10:17:47 PM
too much work but so kyoot!
http://annathered.wordpress.com/2009/04/19/how-to-make-domo-kun-marshmallow/
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Post by: stormneedle on May 01, 2009, 04:07:19 PM
When I took the day off work to take my wife's car in, I thought I'd have some time to play. Silly of me.

4ii
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Post by: the other andrea on May 14, 2009, 07:39:51 PM
For hajen:
(http://www.worleygig.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/shark-attack-hat.jpg)

at Craftster. (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=301932.0).
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Post by: eldiem on May 14, 2009, 08:36:29 PM
HA!! That's awesome.

:hajen:
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Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on May 14, 2009, 09:59:40 PM
HA!! That's awesome.

:hajen:

AgreeD!
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Post by: flipper on May 15, 2009, 04:14:05 PM
They have sharks like that at IKEA
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Post by: hajen on May 15, 2009, 06:01:04 PM
<3
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Post by: random axe on May 19, 2009, 02:43:59 PM
I want to bitch about this where Google may find it, if Google looks here.

Things Pissing Me Off:  Geeksquad.  Or Geek Squad.  Or however they spell their accursed name.

OK:  The laptop computer at work developed a virus problem at the end of last week.  A fake anti-spyware program popped up and made a nuisance of itself and tried to get us to go to its website to download the anti-virus stuff it claimed we needed.  Fortunately, no one was fooled, and I unplugged the network cable to put a lid on the damage.  Norton Security, alas, remained blissfully unaware.

On another machine, I went online and learned that this bogus beastie was probably deposited by the Conficker worm and left as a timebomb.  This kind of mom's-basement hacker crap is proof that ill will does not kill, because the number of people who wish these miserable psychologically ingrown-toenail personalities dead would otherwise cause them to explode Scanners-style.  But I found how to get rid of it.

Over the weekend, no problems.  On Monday, the problem came back, but worse.  Norton was still useless, despite theoretically updating itself daily.  Eventually, I got Norton to at least detect the virus (which it labeled '500 Generic'), but then Norton insisted it needed to reboot the system to get rid of the thing, and the reboot failed.  Windows (XP) wouldn't restart, not even in Safe mode.  Fantastic.

Well, the CD drive had died months earlier (CD drives in laptops often being pieces of crap), and my boss had remarked that the computer was still under an extended 3-year warranty from Best Buy.  Fine; I told him to take it and get the CD drive replaced, but he hadn't.  So he took it in to have the CD replaced, the virus removed, and the OS reinstalled.  (We couldn't reinstall Windows because the CD drive didn't work.)

At home, I get a call on my cell phone.  It's my boss, from Best Buy, and he puts the Geek Squad guy on the phone.  Mr Geek Squad speaks to me as if I have never seen a computer before.  He goes into a very long, very unrequested explanation of the work he wants to do, not letting me break in.  Finally I ask how much of this work is covered under the extended warranty.

"Normally it would be $299," he says, "but under the service plan you have it's just $230."

Oh, what a bargain.  So I ask why it costs so much.  He launches back into a description of the hardware diagnostics he wants to perform.  I eventually manage to stop him, saying that aside from the CD drive the hardware seems to be fine. 

We manage to get into a circular argument:  The hardware diagnostics are what's so expensive.  OK, so don't do them.  Ah, but the hardware diagnostics are the only part that's covered under the service plan!  Well, then, how can the hardware diagnostics be the explanation for the $230?  (http://www.bizarreconfessions.com/forum/Smileys/bc/gfy.gif)  Hopeless.  He also talks a great deal about how the OS is corrupted and how they will take many, many steps to 'restore' it.

"You mean reinstall Windows?" I ask at several points.  But apparently it's much more difficult than that.  At the same time, he plans to reformat the hard drive after he's copied our data off it (but we'll still lose all our applications).  So WTF is he going on about?

Anyway . . . we need the damned computer back, and as soon as possible.  Never mind that we could replace it with a comparable machine for $300 (plus shipping).  I made him give the phone back to my boss and warned him not to pay for anything extra.  (No more service plans, that's for sure.)  I still have a feeling that the machine is going to come back with a wonky OS, most of our data missing, and no new CD drive. 

What's especially galling is that I'm 90% sure this is something I could fix, myself, possibly with a tiny bit of help from my brother, if I had the time to screw with it, but . . . .  It's like getting a flat, discovering your jack is broken, and paying a towing company $80 to change your tire for you.  Or, I guess, $230.

I was up much of the night being pissed off at Geek Squad.  I might not ever buy anything from Best Buy again.
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Post by: mo on May 19, 2009, 05:05:21 PM
I hate Best Buy, and I'm not even sure why.

After doing a little googling for "Geek Squad" and "Geek Squad sucks", it sounds like they screw people over on a pretty regular basis. Your story sounds like the standard for them.
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Post by: random axe on May 19, 2009, 05:21:37 PM
I never would have, but my boss's brother bought him the computer as a gift and paid for the service plan.  The impression we were given over the phone was that they'd fix it for free.  And then the unexpected call at home, and trying to deal with the Geek Squad guy and my computer-illiterate boss over the phone . . . feh.

Plus, if I made him leave, and then I tried fixing it myself and wasted three or four days with no success . . . .

Yeah, this upstairs machine still isn't backed up properly, either.  Someone is supposed to back it up, but that happens about every six months, and . . . the CD drive on this machine is dead now, too.  Actually, it's the replacement -- this machine has TWO dead CD drives.  Of course, it's like eight or nine years old.

What we need is an IT budget.  But we just blew that at Geek Squad.  Oy.
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Post by: sm0k4 on May 23, 2009, 07:14:23 AM
The hub just got us tickets to Les Claypool's Oddity Faire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOBKHY7HJ3c) for Tuesday night.

Claypool + carnies = win, methinks.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on May 23, 2009, 11:45:53 AM
So the computer came back from Geek Squad.  They did not fix the CD drive, one of the few things allegedly covered by the service plan.  As far as I can tell, they didn't do much of anything.  They told my boss they'd removed 146 viruses and that they hadn't been able to save any of the installed programs.  In particular, they tried to sell him a new copy of MS Word.  He called me, and I told him no.

As it turns out, all of the installed software is still there and still works . . . except for the firewall component of Norton Security, which has (somewhat) mysteriously vanished.  They also left a bunch of viruses on the machine and a piece of malware that disables Norton Antivirus :rolleyes:, although fortunately the malware scan I ran found and removed that.

It's still running slowly and hesitantly, and I think it's still crapped up.  Honestly, at this point, I think I'm just going to look for a cheap newer laptop to replace it with.

But Geek Squad can sit on a chainsaw and rotate.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on May 23, 2009, 12:00:55 PM
Geek Squad :thumbsdn:

Claypool  :thumbsup:
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Post by: bit zero on May 23, 2009, 02:24:10 PM
Dude, just throw the CD drive away and get a new DVD burner -- they are VERY cheap now.  If it's a desktop, $24, if it's a laptop, $43.  If you really want just a CD burner, it's $17 if you can even find them.  Skip the idiots at Geek Squad and just order from Newegg and swap the drive out, it's very very easy and you don't even have to dick with drivers.  The only hard part is SATA vs parallel ATA/IDE.
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Post by: random axe on May 23, 2009, 02:50:01 PM
Today's scan (just now finally finished) found 542 bad things.  I don't want to transfer this drive to a new machine.  I want to degauss it and burn it.  (I did figure out what happened to the firewall -- we had Norton Internet Security 2007 on here before it went to Geek Squad, and now we have Norton Antivirus 2006.  Six months from now, that will seem funny.)

I do plan to buy a USB external CD burner (a DVD burner would just encourage the clerks to use the computer for extensive non-work shenanigans), pull whatever data we really need to save, and then move it to a replacement machine.  I can get a comparable laptop for $300, I'm sure. 

Like I said, we only had my boss take the thing to Geek Squad because he already had a warranty service plan with them, and allegedly they would fix it for free.

Or maybe I'll splurge on a cheapass new laptop for myself and donate my old ThinkPad to the shop.  Either way.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on May 23, 2009, 02:55:24 PM
Er . . . that was a bit garbly . . . I'm just kind of annoyed with the damned laptop.  At this point, I'm tired of screwing with it (these are not the first problems it's had) and wouldn't trust the hard drive again without reformatting it and starting over from scratch.

The added benefit of the external CD drive is that the upstairs computer has USB ports (it's not quite too old to have them) but no working CD drive, either.  Ditto for the dumb machine at our other shop.  I could just get an external HD to back them up with, but I have a feeling the drive would vanish somewhere, and at least we can easily burn multiple CDs and keep them separate.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on June 01, 2009, 01:43:08 PM
I went to the Maker's Faire on Saturday.  Tons of engineers, geeks, dorks, and nerds all in the same place.  clack (http://www.makerfaire.com/)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on June 17, 2009, 05:34:09 AM
http://www.totallycrap.com/magazine/when_tattoos_go_wrong/

 :eek:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Tripper on June 17, 2009, 06:36:19 AM
Go with what Mike suggested.  Remove the old harddrive and apply a sledgehammer to it and buy a new one, install the OS and your stuff.  Then do this:

McAfee has a Beta software program that will let you use their products for free in turn for information on how it's working, what may crash, or needs fixing.  Been using it for a month now and my machine is fine.

www.opendns.com  The vast majority of the malware and virus's are communicating to something else or you're getting nailed by Java exploits, fake virus scanners, or phishing schemes.  OpenDNS is a filter for all of that and actively looks for redirects and DNS spoofing, then stops it cold.  It is the only thing that has worked against Conflicker, which btw, nobody knows exactly what it does except create a giant freaking botnet for rent.

Or, if you're really adventurous, install Ubuntu as the OS, Open Office,  and Wine as a Windows emulator.  But whatever you do, what's on that harddrive is DEAD and more than likely has taken it with it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on June 22, 2009, 10:52:28 PM
*flashlight under chin*
IN THE YEAR 2000....

 heh heh heh
http://www.wheels.ca/reviews/article/709006
flying cars!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on June 23, 2009, 10:24:13 AM
Huh.  Folding wings that actually work, eh?

Found this article, too (http://www.carlist.com/autonews/2006/autonews_322.html), which has more pictures.


I still think the main problem isn't 'Is it a decent cari?' but 'Is some idiot going to hit my house from 20,000 feet?'  That's why the FAA hates these things.  But they're not aiming to turn every driver into a pilot; they're more looking at a more flexible option for pilots who fly as a way of getting around (as opposed to as a job moving passengers or cargo).

My brother used to drive back and forth between Boston and Cinci / Lincoln / Lansing a lot, and he often considered getting a pilot's license.  It does make a fair bit of sense if you can afford it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on June 24, 2009, 07:16:23 PM
An overview of the same-sex marriage debate (http://www.geocities.com/patrick_farley/gayMarriageChart-large.png)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on June 25, 2009, 02:26:31 PM
:trance:  :lol:

That's pretty damn nicely done, all in all.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on June 26, 2009, 10:26:27 AM
http://imacomputa.org/sax/

rating saxophone solos in '80s songs. amusing
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on July 01, 2009, 10:42:56 AM
Happy Canada Day!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on July 01, 2009, 12:00:27 PM
That. I'd embed a pic of Terrence and Philip bot I already did that on Tumblr. Just imagine it in your head.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on July 01, 2009, 12:11:38 PM
This is the day where Ponce de Leon discovered Canada while searching for the fountain of politeness, right?

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: First Post on July 01, 2009, 12:40:26 PM
It's Canada Day, Up Canada Way (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGHMw_67fOk)

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 01, 2009, 02:57:21 PM
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while searching for the fountain of politeness

The Fountain of Gravy.  For his french fries and Kraft Dinner.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on July 11, 2009, 12:22:09 AM
No, we put ketchup on Kraft Dinner.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 11, 2009, 09:14:15 AM
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No, we put ketchup on Kraft Dinner.

Yes, but a Fountain of Ketchup would just be silly.





[edited for top-of-new-page continuity, damn it]
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Encino Man on July 23, 2009, 11:44:44 AM
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/family-and-relationships/how-do-i-deal-with-my-racist-parents/article1228313/

Not really the best answer to this. I'd tell them to fuck off and die. At least I wish I could. Carrie's bro talks about 'niggers, pakis and chinamen' at the dinner table in front of his young daughters, us, and Carrie's sister and black husband. Hilarious.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on July 23, 2009, 12:08:06 PM
That dude has an interesting approach that would probably be hysterical to put into action.

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"Mom, you know, people who hold entrenched, uninformed opinions are actually kind of boring, and this whole blaming-of-groups thing is getting tiresome. And you want to be interesting ... don't you? Here, I brought a couple of magazine articles and books that might help round out your knowledge of some of the topics you've been holding forth on, so your discourse might be a little more informative for your listeners."

lol


My aunts/uncles are fairly racist, but they're all in the 80s and don't talk about "niggers" as much as "coloreds."  So they tend to be condescending about it.  Personally, I just ignore them and don't engage.  I'm not praying for their deaths or anything, but I am waiting for their generation to die off so at least that word will be history. 

Unfortunately, it got passed on to at least two of my cousins, and I have no solution for that.  I guess the best way to end it is for a racist to marry a non-racist who insists on raising their kids non-racist.

Now anti-dentism is entirely OK with me.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Encino Man on July 23, 2009, 12:23:06 PM
I've had a few relatives that people couldn't wait for them to die. Racist alcoholics. I engaged one of them once when I was a kid. I was like 6 or 7 and I told this guy he was 'a fascist'. Everyone was stupfied. hahaha. I was THAT kind of kid.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on July 23, 2009, 12:34:49 PM
I'M SHOCKED!


 :P
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on July 23, 2009, 12:37:56 PM
I'm thinking about sitting for the CPA exam (why, I don't know) so I looked up some review books on Amazon.  One had a 1-star review.

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The book is full of errors and typos. Almost every part has errors. I have contacted Wiley asking for clarification but they refused. They want me to provide them with specific errors which is time consuming and I do not want to spend my time on that. They have to hire more people for quality review. There are lots of unemployed people so they have to hire them and have their products double reviewed before selling. It is crazy to study with this kind of books. How are you going to pass this tough exam with this kind of misleading review study guide. It is not a guide it is a trap.!
I would not recommend this book.

First, I'm not sure if I trust this guy's claim that there are typos.  Second, IT'S A TRAP.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Encino Man on July 23, 2009, 12:40:36 PM
I'm thinking about sitting for the CPA exam (why, I don't know) so I looked up some review books on Amazon.  One had a 1-star review.

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The book is full of errors and typos. Almost every part has errors. I have contacted Wiley asking for clarification but they refused. They want me to provide them with specific errors which is time consuming and I do not want to spend my time on that. They have to hire more people for quality review. There are lots of unemployed people so they have to hire them and have their products double reviewed before selling. It is crazy to study with this kind of books. How are you going to pass this tough exam with this kind of misleading review study guide. It is not a guide it is a trap.!
I would not recommend this book.

First, I'm not sure if I trust this guy's claim that there are typos.  Second, IT'S A TRAP.

My mom did the CGA a few years ago. Are they similar?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on July 23, 2009, 12:48:26 PM
What's the difference between a CGA and a CA?  I'd always been told a CA was the Canadian equivalent of a CPA.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 23, 2009, 12:48:54 PM
"Studying for the Certified Public Accounting Exam," 3rd Edition, A. Akbar (editor)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on July 23, 2009, 01:08:16 PM
Rock the Akbar (edition)!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Encino Man on July 23, 2009, 02:44:36 PM
What's the difference between a CGA and a CA?  I'd always been told a CA was the Canadian equivalent of a CPA.

CAs in Canada turn their noses up at CMAs and CGAs. I think it's because it used to be that you didn't need a college degree to get a CGA or CMA but now you do. CA stands for Chartered Accountant, and CGA Certfied General Accountant and CMA Certified Management Accountant. No idea about what that correlates to in the US and A.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on July 23, 2009, 02:56:53 PM
We have CMAs here, too, but I don't know any.  The CPA is the big one.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Encino Man on July 23, 2009, 03:36:50 PM
We have CMAs here, too, but I don't know any.  The CPA is the big one.

Does the 'c' in CPA stand for 'Chartered' or 'Certifed'????
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on July 23, 2009, 04:24:55 PM
Certified. 
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on September 04, 2009, 03:59:10 PM
From a news letter I get:
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No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on September 04, 2009, 05:22:51 PM
From a news letter I get:
Quote
No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.
:lol:


Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on September 04, 2009, 07:13:43 PM
From a news letter I get:
Quote
No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

:clap:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: sm0k4 on September 12, 2009, 12:39:51 PM
My inlaws went on a trip to europe and the m-i-l brought back a little bottle of perfume for me from Hermes in Paris. It's called Ambre Narguile and it smells incredible. The hub's first reaction was "You smell expensive." Then after a few hours he informed me that I smelled like he would imagine Monica Bellucci smelled, which coincidentally also reminded him of the smell of a really nice cigar shop. Which makes sense because apparently a "narguile" is, from what I can figure out, another word for a hookah pipe.

So I smell like amber, cinnamon, vanilla, almond and the hint of a really good cigar. It's hot and sexy. :love: :love: :love: :love:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on September 12, 2009, 03:45:39 PM
Smoka... Cigar... I'm seeing a trend here.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on September 12, 2009, 04:29:30 PM
That sounds awesome.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on September 12, 2009, 07:03:30 PM
yum... :knotty:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on September 13, 2009, 11:00:24 AM
So I smell like amber, cinnamon, vanilla, almond and the hint of a really good cigar. It's hot and sexy. :love: :love: :love: :love:

jaysus gawd. :thud:

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on September 13, 2009, 11:08:36 AM
What Needalz said. Daaaaaamn woman, you're making us feel all funny in the pants.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on September 14, 2009, 07:58:47 AM
What Needalz said. Daaaaaamn woman, you're making us feel all funny in the pants.

That.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on September 14, 2009, 09:19:34 AM
What Needalz said. Daaaaaamn woman, you're making us feel all funny in the pants.

That.

:knotty:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on September 14, 2009, 03:03:37 PM
:thud:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on September 24, 2009, 04:40:01 PM
Documenting the test site is good. Saying "Portland" does at least limit the number of cities.  :stick:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: sm0k4 on September 29, 2009, 05:35:04 PM
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Put Elmer’s glue all over my hands and peeled it off like it was my skin. I did this in front of my five-year-old and he lost his shit. IMMD.

From this (http://itmademyday.com/) site.  :lol:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on September 29, 2009, 06:00:15 PM
:huh:

Not bad.  I :lol:ed a couple of times, but do they all need to say IMMD at the end?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on September 29, 2009, 08:02:13 PM
Wow, it's like the opposite of FML.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on September 29, 2009, 11:20:45 PM
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_eBRKvEpZxYw/SsLbhu4PlGI/AAAAAAAAAYU/EDQCwTafZ1c/s800/IMG00046-20090926-1533.jpg)
At my nephew's birthday party, they made turtle shaped drums with beans to rattle.

I kept wanting the teacher to teach them the Gamera theme on the keyboards.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on September 30, 2009, 01:06:04 AM
Cute!  :detta:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on September 30, 2009, 03:05:33 AM
It's turtles part of the way down!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on September 30, 2009, 06:52:31 AM
 :detta: :detta: :detta:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on September 30, 2009, 12:12:13 PM
Maybe it's just me, but it kinda looks like a turtle orgy.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on September 30, 2009, 07:34:17 PM
Not just you.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on October 06, 2009, 01:39:38 AM
i've been quite confused by this whole multi kid tv show phenom. it's really hitting the air these days. does impregnating a woman who's on fertility drugs really merit media coverage? why is this on the air?

honestly, why do people care about this and why would they watch and why would a company want to be associated with it? what happened to honesty, integrity and some level of humility?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 06, 2009, 08:41:52 AM
That ... that sounds like sense, pdrake. I don't think they have that, on the telly, much.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on October 06, 2009, 10:27:12 AM
There must be sense on television. There's all those channels, and one of them must have some.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on October 06, 2009, 10:44:39 AM
There must be sense on television. There's all those channels, and one of them must have some.

Ooh ... bad logical fallacy there. ;)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 06, 2009, 10:51:02 AM
Dionne Quintuplets.

People have always been fascinated by clown cars and by sets of identical people.  Clones will have their own shows someday.  Jon & Kate may have fooled themselves, but it's a very fine line between Human Interest and Sideshow Attraction.

I believe The Simpsons had decent commentary on the phenomenon, in fact, before Jon & Kate came into America's living rooms.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on October 06, 2009, 11:19:02 AM
I think J&K saw how easily and how long retarded large-family shows like the Brady Bunch and Full House thrived on the air. They also saw how the drooling masses are still hooked on "reality" shows and that this would be the ultimate combination of both. I suspect that decision was made when the doctors - who should be stripped of their licenses IMO - told them there were a half dozen viable tax-deductions floating around in the petri dish. Also, they had two other children already. She should never have had fertility treatments. Ugh. I have unwillingly learned things about these two shallow, child-exploiting shit-stains that I never wanted to know in the first place because the headlines are unavoidable. UGH.

BOOT TO THE HEAD
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 06, 2009, 01:18:38 PM
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BOOT TO THE HEAD

Annnnnnd . . . a rabid weasel down their pants.  Yeah.  Although, weirdly, Jon's come off better in the papers of late, especially when the entertainment rags whine that he doesn't want his kids on TV anymore, selfish bastard that he is.


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She should never have had fertility treatments.

Yeah, that.  If they wanted more and can't get them by themselves, let them adopt.  It would've been cheaper than the fertility treatments, to say nothing of sextuplets or whatever.

In their defense, such as, I imagine that being in the situation of suddenly having half a dozen babies is kind of brain-melting, especially for your weaker minds, and then having network execs bidding over the TV rights with many a $$$$$ in your face also tends to turn reality sideways.  But, seriously, the fertility treatment industry is a giant bag of greedy malpractice.  With plastic surgery gone wrong, you're basically only hurting yourself.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on October 06, 2009, 04:09:05 PM
I can't remember, did they say they had eliminated the idea of reduction?  I know other parents of lots n' lots of multiples publicly state that.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on October 06, 2009, 05:21:58 PM
She was opposed to it IIRC.  Not that I watch it--my wife does and I think she bitched about it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on October 06, 2009, 11:23:42 PM
your wife or kate?

i watched part of it one time about 6 months ago. i was with my girlfriend and she was watching it. my impression was that kate was a total bitch. i think i watched for a total of 5 minutes. now i think they're both pieces of shit. i really hope and think it probably is, that there is CPA on set all the time.

i really don't have a fascination with multiple, identical births. cloning is totally different. it's the difference between watching MTV shows or NOVA. i know the mouth breathers watch that stuff, otherwise how would one explain jerry springer, but i'm still confused about it. maybe i just haven't spent enough time in the south. (sorry thed.  :P)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on October 07, 2009, 01:20:26 AM
J&K are in Pennsylvania. That's not particularly southern.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on October 07, 2009, 01:30:02 AM
i was attempting humor.

fail

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on October 15, 2009, 10:30:23 AM
Pupuli had a stroke of insight. If she walks over to where we feed her the protein heavy food, said food will magically appear, even if it's not a mealtime. Unfortunately, she's wrong.

I was worried for a bit that she'd come up with, "Feed me so I'll be good."
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on October 15, 2009, 03:44:38 PM
I live; I'm on a new team at work (because I finally accepted the fact that I could not work effectively with the ass biscuit who gave me the inappropriate pornographic note THREE YEARS AGO and requested a change) where they expect me to - get this - DO WORK.

I'm years behind - I don't even know if Hmof is in town - BUT I do know I'm going to see B33ns, L4w, and the specks next weekend and you're not.  Nyah.

Email with big news - seriously, I have no idea when I'll catch up.  (TOA, I had a dream about staying with you and the Mr. so it must be time to come visit!)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on October 16, 2009, 06:26:16 PM
:hug: :tal:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: sm0k4 on October 30, 2009, 06:32:26 PM
We're planning on going to a halloween party tomorrow. The hub just came up with his costume. The scariest thing he could think of? A fundie christian.

edit: and my costume is a devil
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on October 31, 2009, 05:54:53 AM
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A fundie christian.

That's pretty scary. Be careful he doesn't cast you out.

pics please!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on October 31, 2009, 09:48:28 AM
I saw a postwoman being followed by a mailbox last night at the zombie parade. I don't know what we're doing if anything. Probably nothing.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on October 31, 2009, 11:54:10 AM
edit: and my costume is a devil

pics. pics. picspicspics :pray:  :knotty:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on November 02, 2009, 01:39:47 PM
Ian and I went to Psycho Donuts right after Music Together on Sat.  They had a karaoke dude there and since we were in our gojirra costumes, the patrons insisted that we perform that BOC classic, so we did.  We rocked :headbang: :jam:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on November 03, 2009, 12:21:22 PM
Headline: Canada may choose extra pandemic supplier in future (http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSTRE59S56320091103)

I guess they want a backup in case their normal supplier can't supply them with a pandemic when they need one.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on November 03, 2009, 12:33:34 PM
This pandemic was obviously ordered from Acme. They should have listened to the coyote. Great on paper, but up against the real roadrunner? Their stuff never fails to disappoint.

Some may say that it's operator error. But honestly, it can't be that every time.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on November 05, 2009, 12:21:32 PM
Cookie!!!

(http://www.google.com/logos/cookie_monster-hp.gif)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on November 05, 2009, 04:59:46 PM
Hehe. I love that. I thought the barcode logo was my favorite until I saw that one.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on November 08, 2009, 12:05:32 PM
Arrakis ... Dune ... desert planet (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/11/martian_landscapes.html?amazing)

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on November 08, 2009, 01:42:56 PM
:lol: I was literally putting a price on a paperback first edition of Dune as that post came up.

And those are spectacular pictures from Mars.  Not Mom's usual snacks.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: NexR on November 12, 2009, 11:47:57 AM
Arrakis ... Dune ... desert planet (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/11/martian_landscapes.html?amazing)


Awesome.  Let the terraforming begin!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on November 12, 2009, 04:15:43 PM
Bah!  Terraforming is for people who don't know how to build buildings.

Get offa my natural environment!

:harumph:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Tripper on November 15, 2009, 04:49:36 PM
I've been using the "Get Go" attached to a Giant Eagle supermarket up here with their savings card.  Last time I did, I got .40 off PER GALLON.  That knocked it down from 2.69 to 2.29 for Reg Unleaded.  Today it was .60 off PER GALLON taking it to 1.709 per gallon!

Good God man!  We NEED these stores down in Atlanta!

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Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on November 23, 2009, 08:33:37 PM
While the never-ending supply of Tomatillos never manifested (actually - they kinda did, I was just too lazy to harvest them all) I have now a Fig .... issue.

And really, I think I made a total of 30 pints of Salsa Verde and still have 10 lbs of Tomatillos in the deep freeze - so it really isn't anything to sneer at, but I digress.

The fig trees never really put out with enough volume to preserve them fresh so I just dehydrated them as they came off of the trees in dribs and drabs. I then chucked the dehydrated figs into the freezer. I ended up with 4 very full quart freezer bags of figs. I didn't think that was too much.

The idea here was that I have a recipe for fig jam made with dried figs. So I thought I could save the figs for when I didn't have umpteen million things to can. So I made my first batches today. Each batch calls for 8 oz of dried figs soaked overnight. I measured out enough for three seperate batches last night and did the canning today.

The first batch yielded 2 1/2 pints, which is what the recipe said would happen. But I only have a couple of 1/2 pint jars left and a butt tonne of pint jars. So the 2nd and 3rd batches I had to cook simultaneously on the two front eyes of the stove. Ambidextrous Fig Jamming anyone?

The two batches together yielded 5 pints, as expected, leaving me with 7 1/2 pints of Spiced Fig Jam.

You know how many bags off figs it used up? One.

Doing the math that will leave me with ~ 29 pints and 2 half pints of Fig Jam.

Owie.

I have been considering mixing up the seasoning. Currently the three seasonings are lemon zest, cinnamon and nutmeg. I have already decided to do the next batch with Orange Zest - I think Orange and Fig sounds good.

Any suggestions for other spice(s) that might go good with Figs? Keep in mind that I cannot add anything truly vegetal that will shift the ph of finished product.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on November 23, 2009, 09:04:33 PM
haha, figs are the big item in restaurants right now. if they're organic see if you sell/give them to local, small cafes.

i lived in a house with a fig tree once. i really, really hated it. they'd drop off the tree and break and attract flies up the yang. they also hurt like hell when you stepped on the pits (we had a pool). i tried to keep up the raking, but there were just so many. plus, i don't like figs.

i made/making carnitas right now. wish i had some salsa verde. transport that shit over stat!  :rollin:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Tripper on November 24, 2009, 06:58:05 PM
Pits?  Figs have pits?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on November 24, 2009, 07:49:59 PM
No. they don't. I'm also confused by this.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: First Post on November 24, 2009, 08:00:34 PM
Don't ask me yo, I never had a fig that didn't involve a Newton.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on November 24, 2009, 08:07:58 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on November 24, 2009, 09:48:59 PM
maybe they just dried up into little, hard pit shaped figs. all i know is it hurt your bare feet if you stepped on one.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on November 24, 2009, 10:04:57 PM
Don't ask me yo, I never had a fig that didn't involve a Newton.



Word.  :lol:

Though I have had dates wrapped in prosciutto. The fruit, not a person.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Tripper on November 24, 2009, 10:32:35 PM
When I was back home at the end of September, the figs on the tree in back were still turning ripe and the wasps weren't picking them over, so I ate a lot of them straight off of it.  Yummy!

Pdrake:  I can't see them being figs.  Figs are very soft, squishy, and a favorite of birds and bugs.  One drying up into a hard knot wouldn't happen, they'd either get eaten or decompose very rapidly.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on November 24, 2009, 10:51:25 PM
I have had dates wrapped in prosciutto. The fruit, not a person.

Awwww?

/would totally wrap edible date in prosciutto

// like this http://www.flickr.com/photos/briankusler/2337430825/
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on November 24, 2009, 11:35:54 PM
When I was back home at the end of September, the figs on the tree in back were still turning ripe and the wasps weren't picking them over, so I ate a lot of them straight off of it.  Yummy!

Pdrake:  I can't see them being figs.  Figs are very soft, squishy, and a favorite of birds and bugs.  One drying up into a hard knot wouldn't happen, they'd either get eaten or decompose very rapidly.

it was a white fig tree. it was brought to vegas as a sapling from LA by her grandmother. she ate them all the time. maybe my memory is poor and they were just squishy. i just remember i hated stepping on them. i think the hard things were either the rocks the dog dug up in the yard and either put next to the back door or just left around, or the dried out dog poop.

although things dry up differently in vegas. look at carrot top.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on November 30, 2009, 05:43:20 PM
Don't ask me yo, I never had a fig that didn't involve a Newton.



I've never been able to penetrate the outer defensive shell of a Newton with my teeth.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on January 07, 2010, 12:51:21 AM
Put up some shots from when I was on Jury Duty, and started putting up knitting ones. For my first piece I'll need to use Magpy's camera - the cell phone can't handle steel blue well. http://picasaweb.google.com/stormneedle

The Santa Monica Promenade has a couple of dinosaur topiary/sculpture/fountain pieces, and I've got a thing for Triceratops Horridus.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on January 07, 2010, 05:23:17 AM
You know, I was always curious about your jury duty experience. Was there an interesting story behind it?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on January 07, 2010, 12:07:03 PM
A woman had pre-term labor at 20 weeks and lost the baby. She was suing her employer (she left and never went back after delivery) because she was exposed and not really told about the dangers of exposure to formalin (water infused with formaldehyde), claiming that the exposure was a possible cause of the labor.

The hinky part was that her OB wrote a restriction saying she shouldn't be exposed to chemicals two weeks after she started, and the office asked him to alter it as she didn't have "contact" with the samples (that document was a wonder of spin by the way). HR lost the original restriction (and the OB didn't make a copy). And, the Operations Manager for the site apparently (according to the plaintiff's attorney) told her flat out that "formaldehyde won't hurt you, and it won't hurt your baby."

Co-factors for pre-term labor include: smoking, identifying as African-American, weight loss, and living in a smoggy area. There might be more, but we had all of those.

We agreed that the company was negligent (11-1), and the owning company wasn't (2-10). They never conducted any formaldehyde exposure testing, even though it's required by Cal-OSHA. But it was unanimous that the formaldehyde exposure wasn't a possible substantial cause of the pre-term labor so we got stopped right there. We couldn't award damages (for the hospitalization and delivery, and funeral services) or go after the company for the loss of the child or punitive damages.

I think it was a possible cause, and I was perfectly willing to listen to anybody to convince me that it was enough to go forward. But we all thought it wasn't sufficient. There was no testimony showing it could cause pre-term labor (any experiment showing it would have been conducted by Mengele), and while we could have come up with our own scientific theory in there, nobody wanted to go down that route.

There's more details, but that's the bulk of it. I'm not happy with how it ended, actually.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on January 07, 2010, 12:16:38 PM
:confused:  Formaldehyde is well-known as a potential abortifacient.  I don't think there's any credible scientific doubt on the matter.  Google it, and I bet you'll see it crop up plenty.  Um . . . WebMD lists it as a primary risk factor for miscarriage (http://www.webmd.com/baby/tc/miscarriage-symptoms).

And it seems like maybe she could've sued as a whistleblower anyway?  The company was clearly not merely negligent but willfully reckless.

I think she just had shitty legal representation.  She should sue them.  Not the jury's fault.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on January 07, 2010, 12:21:45 PM
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. I guess the burden is on her to show proof, and she (her lawyer/s) didn't do it.

Sounds like a complicated trial. How long did it go on?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on January 07, 2010, 12:57:18 PM
There was a reference to formaldehyde being a possible cause, but we weren't given that data. The MSDS have a note referring to listing for a pay service, and for whatever reason we weren't given that data. If we'd had that - things might have been different. The difference between spontaneous abortions and pre-term labor aren't huge but the defense OB tried to paint them that way.

I looked - neither OSHA nor Cal-OSHA have inspected the place since she was working there. We know from the testimony that since then things have been altered, so I didn't bother asking for an inspection after the trial. But I was tempted.

It was about 5 weeks of testimony. And three hours of deliberations.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on January 31, 2010, 01:09:03 PM
South Pacific was on the tube earlier, and that tune (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81NROmUb7o0) got stuck in my head. I whistled it a few times as I was making my lunch, and it started bugging me that it sounded like something else. I finally realized it was the Immigrant Song - the part where Plant goes AAAAHAAAHHAAAHAAA. I Googled it to see if anyone else had made that connection and found a post where someone was claiming they were both stolen from The Bride of Frankenstein.  :hmm:

I couldn't find a video featuring the song from The Bride of Frankenstein, and I don't remember one either.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on February 04, 2010, 09:26:57 PM
(http://www.lolcatpics.com/images/worldchanging.jpg)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on February 05, 2010, 02:11:02 AM
some of you may have noticed the increase in my posting. recent events in my life have made me reevaluate things and life. i've been really trying to open myself to others. i also know some of you have known my personality in the past. it wasn't pleasant, and i've come to realize that. my sincere apologies.

i've been seeing that by being open and accepting things have looked and felt different. i don't think i'm quite ready to describe what i feel, but i'd just like to tell myself and others that things are different in me. i really hope it sticks and by putting this in writing/typing it exists to remind me. it really did start in about october/november, but it really . . . well, changed a lot.

people are not really as bad as they seem. most just don't know how to be good. as soon as someone treats them well, they usually respond in kind. it's amazing.

well, sorry to blab.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: sm0k4 on April 18, 2010, 09:56:45 AM
I have named our seedling purple russian tomato plants Putin, Gorbachev, Lenin and Rasputin. We planted all our tomatoes a little too early this year and the romas and beefsteaks have been suffering these chilly nights we've been having. As expected, the russians are not even slightly fazed by it. I imagine they mock the others with their wimpy constitutions. "You tink dis cold? Dis nothing! Dis heat wave in Russia! Look at dese puny American tomatoes! Ha ha! Vere is da vodka ve are tirsty!"
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on April 18, 2010, 02:11:19 PM
In Soviet Russia, tomatoes throw vaudeville performers at you.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on April 20, 2010, 01:13:45 AM
http://diuf.unifr.ch/pai/flexiblerules/

Well, there goes that idea. Next!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 20, 2010, 09:05:14 AM
Huh. Sounds like GURPS, only in the computer. Interesting.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on April 21, 2010, 01:15:47 AM
Caspian pink is my favorite tomato.  I wonder if it's Russian Caspian or one of the other bordering countries.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on April 21, 2010, 10:13:26 AM
Prince Caspian.  It's a Narnian variety, traditionally fertilized with centaur manure.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on April 26, 2010, 10:04:23 PM
On Saturday I had a less than 5 min conversation with my boyfriend determining we weren't going to work out. We didn't officially breakup but that's only because we didn't have enough time to talk it through, even though we both knew that's what was going to happen.

We had a conversation tonight where we did end things. Within that same conversation we got back together. And we also decided to break up in 2 or 3 weeks. We're waiting to go see Iron Man 2 together and that will be our final night.

In the meantime, there will be sex.

As he put it, "We're putting a down payment on our pain."

I think it'll be nice that we can comfort each other through our own breakup.

I'm sad yet have a smile on my face.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on April 27, 2010, 12:09:01 AM
That is fantastic.  Well sad, but fantastic that you guys can plan to end the relationship in the future and soothe each other through the breakup.  You should write a self help book or something about this.  I'd even end my boycott of talk shows to see you.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 27, 2010, 12:11:00 AM
:(

but :) for the sechs. :D
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on April 27, 2010, 11:07:49 AM
Yeah, it sounds like it would make a good book.  Put in the sex details, and it could be a bestseller.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on April 27, 2010, 11:35:16 AM
Like when the police we're called on us (me)? Or when my neighbor wrote me a note on her first night in the building telling me to shutup?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on June 09, 2010, 04:09:16 PM
My friend is hatching chicks again:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/great-chick-hatch (http://www.ustream.tv/channel/great-chick-hatch)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on June 11, 2010, 11:35:36 AM
Yay for baby chicks!  :D
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on June 17, 2010, 04:16:20 PM
Okay, I admit that I'm an idiot.  I was stunned when the post after 4,099 wasn't 5,000.  It was HARROWING, I tell you.

:alien:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on June 17, 2010, 05:10:12 PM
Ah.  I remember #5,000.

/not really
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on June 17, 2010, 06:20:40 PM
/me posts to see what his post count is
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mybabysmomma on June 17, 2010, 06:53:22 PM
Hey!  When did I get another karma?   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on June 17, 2010, 07:48:46 PM
Okay, I admit that I'm an idiot.  I was stunned when the post after 4,099 wasn't 5,000.  It was HARROWING, I tell you.

:alien:

ooooooohhhhh minor mystery solved. i think. i think? do i think i know what you are talkin about?  ;)

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on June 17, 2010, 07:49:09 PM
Hey!  When did I get another karma?   :thumbsup:

heeeeey. nice member!  :knotty:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on June 21, 2010, 01:50:37 PM
She keeps her senior member in a jar by the nightstand.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on June 29, 2010, 06:38:38 PM
FYI The numerical string in the spam thread is something they crawl for, so we have to delete all those posts because of the auto-title of replies. Sorry. 
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on June 29, 2010, 06:59:03 PM
I certainly don't take it personally.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on June 29, 2010, 08:29:24 PM
I don't even know what it means.

:hmm:

:shrug:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on June 29, 2010, 09:16:57 PM
I deleted a spam thread with posts from real worthwhile people in it today. I'm gonna need to go to confession.









:galm:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on June 29, 2010, 09:38:29 PM
Ohhhhh . . . now I think I figured it out.  Well, if you post in a thread started by a spambot, I think you oughtta know that could happen.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on June 29, 2010, 09:42:16 PM
I only hope the snarkiness gets captured and saved for posterity somewhere. Somewhere ELSE.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on June 29, 2010, 10:09:56 PM
 :lol:

There were about five threads all at once promising us porn in CAPS LOCK.  Stoat picked one and laughed in it first so I laughed in the same one she did.  Then hmof came through with his magic broom and tidied up the place.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on June 30, 2010, 11:23:32 AM
I only hope the snarkiness gets captured and saved for posterity somewhere. Somewhere ELSE.

Wow, it (http://dangermonk.com/forum2/) is still around
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on June 30, 2010, 11:28:58 AM
Whoa. 
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on June 30, 2010, 12:17:51 PM
:lol:

There were about five threads all at once promising us porn in CAPS LOCK.  Stoat picked one and laughed in it first so I laughed in the same one she did.  Then hmof came through with his magic broom and tidied up the place.

Yeah, and then I spent the rest of the night trying to figure out just how they got that camera angle.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on June 30, 2010, 01:09:22 PM
Whoa. 

Oooooooo.  Aaaaahhhhh.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on July 10, 2010, 04:41:38 PM
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/mo_d_/ff.jpg)

Quote
Now you can move objects up to 700 lbs with ease! No more bending down and creating back strain. Using the Forearm Forklift actually encourages proper lifting techniques.

These straps fit under the object being moved and slide over your forearms to save your back from the strain of improper lifting and save your floors from scratches caused by dragging furniture.

A cow-orker gave me this catalog that has a bunch of woodworking tools and a bunch of other odd stuff in it. The item above looks like a really bad idea, or at least a bad picture to demonstrate the product. I can see how those would be useful in some situations, but if that cabinet weighed 700 pounds, I really doubt two average people could lift it, and even if they did, trying to keep it balanced so that it didn't tip over would be really tough.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 10, 2010, 05:08:12 PM
That pic is probably fake.  I have one of those cargo systems (marketed as the 'Forearm Forklift', among other things), and it works fine IF you know what you're doing.  Professional movers sometimes use them.  They're doing it slightly wrong in that photo, though.

Basically, it's just an X-shaped sling that goes under the object being carried and then has wide cuffs that go over your forearms.  The cuffs should go as close to your elbows as possible.  Your elbow should carry the weight; if the cuffs are closer to your wrists, you put a lot more torque on your radius, especially.  In practice, it's generally immediately obvious if it's wrong, though, because it's hugely uncomfortable.

Then you put your hands on the edges of the thing you're lifting, to stabilize it.  They have their hands flat against the sides, and, yeah, that thing could tip over to either side before they could catch it.  If you're not already holding it, then because of the X underneath you will screw it up and drop it if you try to suddenly grab it.  Won't work. 

If your hands are in the right place, though, it's very easy to control something if it's not insanely heavy.  And it's easier to lift because you're lifting with a part of your arm that's closer to your body.  Better leverage.  It's really good for big box-shaped objects that aren't incredibly heavy but are just damned awkward to move.  You have to be able to get the harness underneath in the first place, though.  And if you really wanted to, you could make one yourself pretty easily if you can just make cuffs that will distribute the weight better than plain rope would.
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I still really wouldn't recommend it for carrying stuff up or down stairs.  That takes significant practice.  Otherwise, inevitably, you're going to tip the thing you're carrying onto the person who's lower down, and the sling makes recovering from a drop slightly counter-intuitive.

If the furniture in that photo is actual wood, it might be light enough for those women to move easily if they put their hands in the right places.  If it's particle board or MDF, ala most modern flatpack furniture, it'd be way too heavy and fragile.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on July 10, 2010, 07:47:32 PM
Drew has those things. They worked pretty well.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 10, 2010, 08:22:00 PM
I just like the comparative length of our comments on the subject.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 10, 2010, 10:22:22 PM
Ha!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on July 11, 2010, 01:33:45 PM
I think what they said at the beginning of the show was "New York City is the epicenter of design." Being from California and taking that term more technically, yeah, I can agree with that.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hisey on July 11, 2010, 05:52:58 PM
My washer broke yesterday.
That's good news in, I hate doing laundry.
That's bad news in, I hate doing laundry at the laundromat EVEN MORE.
bleh.
 :thumbsdn:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 11, 2010, 06:18:02 PM
:thumbsdn:

I found a laundromat around here that I actually really like.  But I still really REALLY hated carting my laundry around.  I don't know why, but that's the part that always offended me.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mybabysmomma on July 28, 2010, 01:54:32 PM
Does anyone here know anything about the Lewis Berger Group, Inc?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on July 28, 2010, 02:43:51 PM
Nope but if you'r talking Louis Berger Group, here's their Hoover's profile (http://www.hoovers.com/company/The_Louis_Berger_Group_Inc/ccrkti-1.html).  It sounds like they're a big engineering firm that thrives on government contracts, i.e. Bechtel, Montgomery Watson, etc.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mybabysmomma on July 28, 2010, 03:05:29 PM
That's the one.  My other half is telling me he is going to send in a resume because they are looking for linemen (what he used to do before he got fired from Duke Energy a year and a half ago).  The job is in Iraq I think.  :shock:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 28, 2010, 03:14:07 PM
Quote from: glen campbell
I am a lineman for the county occupation authority,
And I drive the mainroad,
Lookin' in the sun for another overload,

I hear you singing in the wire,
I can hear you thru the whine,
And the Fallujah Lineman,
is still on the line.

I know I need a small vacation,
But it don't look like rain.
Because it's one heck of a desert,
won't ever stand the strain.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 28, 2010, 08:41:32 PM
:lol:

And I need you more than want you, and I want you for all time
And the Wichita Lineman is still on the line
li-li-li-li-line!


Beat me to it, ya bastard.  Although so did Homer Simpson.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on July 28, 2010, 09:23:19 PM
Rasmussen Poll finds that Women can hold Grudges much longer then Men:

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/june_2010/47_blame_bush_for_nation_s_economic_problems_45_blame_obama (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/june_2010/47_blame_bush_for_nation_s_economic_problems_45_blame_obama)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 28, 2010, 09:58:44 PM
Or are better at laying blame, anyway.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on July 28, 2010, 11:42:47 PM
Heh. I don't think they asked the right men.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 28, 2010, 11:51:39 PM
I still hold a grudge against Adam.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 29, 2010, 08:54:32 AM
I don't blame anyone - except the snake. Anyone could have fallen for that scam!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on July 29, 2010, 02:14:14 PM
The snake got a raw deal.  God's the one who taunted people who don't know right from wrong.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on July 29, 2010, 02:34:06 PM
fucking god
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 29, 2010, 02:35:27 PM
The archetypal drunken stepfather of the Old Testament
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 29, 2010, 02:47:41 PM
YARLY.  The whole story makes zero sense.  Even if you let God (well, gods, really, in the original) be less than omniscient and omnipotent so you can blame the snake, how could God blame them for doing something wrong when He'd specifically prevented them from knowing it?

Anyway, there were two magic trees, the one of knowledge and the one of life.  God told them they shouldn't eat the fruit not because He said so but because if they ate it, they'd die.  Not that they had any experience with death.  If they were smarter, they'd've eaten from the Tree of Life, or at least done that first.  

I imagine it went something more like this:

God:  Who told thee that you were naked? I liked you better without clothes!  Have you eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that you should not eat?

Adam:   The woman -- whom YOU gave to be with me, might I remind you -- she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

Eve:  Dude, NOT cool.

God:  Woman, what is this that you have done?

Eve:  The serpent beguiled me!  A serpent YOU put here, might I remind you.

God:  Er, what serpent is that?

Eve:  A real one.  A real talking one.  Definitely not anything metaphorical.  No penis.

God:  If you saw a talking penis, you were eating some other forbidden fruit in the first place.

Adam:  No, the serpent is right over there, behind the Tree.

Serpent:  Narc.

God:  Serpent, because you have done this, you are cursed above all cattle!

Serpent:  Um . . . OK.

God:  I'm not done yet.  Upon your belly shall you go!

Serpent:  Like usual.

God:  And dust shall you eat all the days of thy life!

Serpent:  Well, at least there's lots of dust around.  I won't go hungry.

God:  Still not done yet.  I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and you shall bruise his heel!

Eve:  Enmity was kind of unavoidable at this point.

Serpent:  I'll settle for bruising.  I can live with that.

Adam:  Well, I'm just glad we can all put this unpleasant business behind us.

God:  Oh, no -- you and your wife are screwed.  I'm evicting you over this, even though you didn't know it was wrong until it was too late.

Adam:  Weak.

God:  Eve, from now on, you're going to be sad sometimes!  And you're going to have children, and be horny, and your husband will generally win arguments.  Adam . . . get a job!

Adam:  Jeez, I thought it would be worse than that.

Eve:  Shut up and look punished, idiot.

You know it's true.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 29, 2010, 02:53:35 PM
:galm:

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on July 29, 2010, 03:23:53 PM
Snakes don't even eat dirt.  Another story-telling fail.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on August 05, 2010, 07:42:50 AM
the next time i speed past someone i'm going to yell "EAT MY FUCKING [metaphorical] DUST YOU HAMO LOL"

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on August 05, 2010, 09:43:16 AM
Too lazy to find a real thread for this:

http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2010/07/26/captured-america-in-color-from-1939-1943/2363/ (http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2010/07/26/captured-america-in-color-from-1939-1943/2363/)

unbelievable photos. I am completely fascinated by them and want to see more. They seem unreal somehow.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on August 05, 2010, 09:54:59 AM
A lot of these were released by the Library of Congress last year (?) and I think we did have some threads that linked them. Hmm. The Pie Town photos are amazing. The people who settled there were fleeing the Dust Bowl. Incredible they lasted as long as they did.

These are probably all Kodachrome slides.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on August 05, 2010, 11:23:51 AM
Yeah, the Library of Congress has a Flickr account that's pretty awesome, but difficult to navigate.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on August 05, 2010, 11:51:59 AM
Sweet!

Homesteader in dugout log cabin in Pie Town = pure awesome.  I hope they made it.


How some of those small New England towns have changed:  Shinier coats, fewer hats, newer cars.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on August 05, 2010, 12:37:05 PM
Sweet!

Homesteader in dugout log cabin in Pie Town = pure awesome.  I hope they made it.


How some of those small New England towns have changed:  Shinier coats, fewer hats, newer cars.

They did not make it, in the sense that the community is gone now. Google for the Pie Town story.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on August 05, 2010, 12:37:33 PM
I don't wanna!

:harumph:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on August 05, 2010, 04:48:11 PM
#20 (http://denverpost.slideshowpro.com/albums/001/496/album-125171/cache/color020.sJPG_950_2000_0_75_0_50_50.sJPG?1281011079) is my favorite. It's like a Norman Rockwell. Look at all their dirty little bare feet and the variety of expressions.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on August 05, 2010, 05:07:51 PM
The fourth from the right in the top row looks kinda like a young Richard Kiel in a wig.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on August 05, 2010, 05:17:45 PM
The girl in front of him looks like Andy Warhol.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mybabysmomma on August 05, 2010, 07:29:56 PM
That one caught my eye too.  Their feet are miles beyond dirty.  They have changed race.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mybabysmomma on August 16, 2010, 02:59:39 PM
ok, I have an idea for a product to develope.  tell me what you think.  a small kind of combor brush to clean the hooks side of the velcro to bring back the "stickiness" of the velcro.  In otherwords it would comb all of the fuzz and stuff out that, over time, reduces the catchiness of the hooks of the velcro.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on August 16, 2010, 05:14:25 PM
:hmm:

It's a good idea.  I think all you'd need is a shorter-bristled version of a typical pet-dethatching brush.  Should be easy to describe, patent, develop.  But people might just buy regular pet brushes, unless the Velcro one is cheaper (which it might be, since you won't have to guarantee it won't hurt pets), although they might use pet brushes they already have.  I can't guess if there's money to be made.

But it's a good idea.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on August 17, 2010, 10:25:50 AM
http://www.lopianowski-roberts-sistine-chapel.com/index.html

I'll just sit here in awe for a little bit.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on August 27, 2010, 09:26:55 AM
Somebody needs to get over here and help me entertain myself.  I'm low on sleep, giddy from flirting, and totally not feeling work today.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mybabysmomma on August 27, 2010, 10:11:12 AM
Somebody needs to get over here and help me entertain myself.  I'm low on sleep, giddy from flirting, and totally not feeling workish today.

I just like the way it sounds
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mybabysmomma on August 27, 2010, 10:11:59 AM
Oh yeah,,,and did you at least git choo sum?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on August 27, 2010, 10:15:28 AM
Not yet, but if things keep going the way they are, it's definitely on the agenda.

And putting the -ish on the end of words always reminds me of Winnine-the-Pooh.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mybabysmomma on August 27, 2010, 10:18:22 AM
Well I wish you luck with your agenda.

I loved Winnie the Pooh so maybe that's why I'm inclined to "ish" things.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: dogbone on August 28, 2010, 03:39:29 PM
I gently pointed out to an acquaintance/FB friend that I was amused when she thanked some of our mutual friends repeatedly for letting her be "apart of their wedding." BOOM! Unfriended along with a nasty note about being a snob and an elitist. Grammar, spelling and syntax are now only for the lefty elite, I guess.

People are fucking insane. I'm seriously considering Sweden.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on August 28, 2010, 03:47:39 PM
Dogbone, the snobby lefty elitist wannabe Swede.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on August 28, 2010, 04:15:31 PM
Ugh. This person needs to go out and get a sense of humor.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on August 28, 2010, 06:12:56 PM
Dogbone, the snobby lefty elitist wannabe Swede.

snobby, lefty, elitist want to be Swede   :harumph:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on August 28, 2010, 07:12:38 PM
I LIKE THIS ALOT
*pets the Alot*
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on August 28, 2010, 07:25:29 PM
Snoggy festive chiquita wants to be sweet
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on August 28, 2010, 07:34:39 PM
I'll settle for Sweden. Cheaper than Norway!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on August 28, 2010, 07:37:48 PM
I LIKE THIS ALOT
*pets the Alot*

I just tried to click the "like" button.

*sad trombone*
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on August 28, 2010, 07:46:43 PM
I LIKE THIS ALOT
*pets the Alot*

I just tried to click the "like" button.

*sad trombone*
:lol:

"Alot no understand why sharing feelings with. Alot just want to be left alone."
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on August 28, 2010, 08:51:59 PM
I just tried to click the "like" button.

*sad trombone*

 :lol: :rollin:


I'll settle for Sweden. Cheaper than Norway!

FORGET NORWAY, IT'S KENNNNNNYAAAAAAAAAAA, OHHHH KENNNNYAAAAAAAAAAAAA
(sorry I played that for the baby a couple days ago to calm down a crying fit and now it's stuck in my head again)

Buying drinks in Norway and Sweden is apparently REALLY expensive, like stupid expensive, so I've been told by our Scandi friends in that other place (not that one, the other other one). I can get all fired up about the socialist awesomeness and egalitarianism of Scandinavia, but then I keep running smack against the high price of alcohol. Oh, yeah, and I don't like winter much. How would I get through the winters without affordable liquor??
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on August 28, 2010, 08:58:19 PM
this doesn't apply to anyone here. but i've started hiding people that have those "IF YOU THINK JAYSUS IS GAWD CLACK LIEK!!!!!!" on <3 type things.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on August 28, 2010, 09:20:45 PM
this doesn't apply to anyone here. but i've started hiding people that have those "IF YOU THINK JAYSUS IS GAWD CLACK LIEK!!!!!!" on <3 type things.
I'll click "like" when he does a cover of "Sex".
Quote
- I'm a man
- I'm a goddess
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on August 28, 2010, 11:03:53 PM
I can get all fired up about the socialist awesomeness and egalitarianism of Scandinavia, but then I keep running smack against the high price of alcohol.

You know, that might work. I think smack is legal to a certain extent in those socialist paradises.

What.

Paradisi?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on August 29, 2010, 08:42:09 PM
OK, for various reasons we are going to have to sell our 2006 Honda Odyssey. We would like to get as much value out of it as possible (so most likely private sale).

Has anyone ever sold a car that they still had payments on?

Has anyone ever sold a car period?

Anyone got any advice and stuff?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on August 29, 2010, 10:09:33 PM
I'm really really trying to sell the ex-clerk's Civic.  Once I managed to get Craigslist to accept my ad, I started getting bites, but so far no sale.

Otherwise, no, I've always driven cars into the ground or traded them in while buying a new one.  But . . . kbb.com will give you authoritative market value info (but make sure you check the slightly disappointing Private Seller option).  And if you bought the car new, be sure to encourage buyers to take the VIN and get a Carfax report, because that will verify that it's single-owner, no serious accidents, whatever else.

I'd also recommend listing it for either 10-15% or $500 over what you want for it, whichever's more, because buyers will generally expect to haggle.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on September 02, 2010, 09:47:23 PM
Just read a great joke I have to share:

Two men camping in the mountains had spent four days together, and they were getting a little testy.

One morning, the first friend says, "You know, we're starting to get on each other's nerves. Why don't we split up today. I'll hike north and spend the day looking around, you hike south and spend the day. Then tonight, we'll have dinner and share our experiences over the campfire."

The second friend agrees and hikes south. The first man hikes north.
That night over dinner, the first man tells his story: "Today I hiked into a beautiful valley. I followed a stream up into a canyon and ate lunch. Then I swam in a crystal clear mountain lake. As I sat out and dried, I watched deer come and drink from the stream. The wildflowers were filled with butterflies and hawks floated all day overhead. How was your day?"

The second friend says, "I went south and ran across a set of railroad tracks. I followed them until I came across a beautiful young woman tied to the tracks. I cut the ropes off, gently lifted her off the tracks, and I had sex with her in every imaginable way all afternoon. Finally, when I was so tired I could barely move, I came back to camp."

"Wow!!" the first guy exclaimed, "Your day was MUCH better than mine. Did you get a blow job, too?"

"Nah," says the second friend over his meal, "I couldn't find her head."
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on September 03, 2010, 12:59:47 AM
 :rollin: :rollin: :rollin:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on September 03, 2010, 01:55:16 AM

Two men camping in the mountains had spent four days together, and they were getting a little teste.


could not read the rest. 
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mybabysmomma on September 03, 2010, 07:42:22 AM
GROSS! and  :rollin: :rollin: :rollin:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on September 03, 2010, 10:47:50 AM
 :whatever: :whatever: :whatever: :whatever: :whatever: :whatever: :whatever: :whatever: :whatever: :whatever:

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


smite vox8 for stealin my joke!  :cry:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on September 03, 2010, 10:49:19 AM
:lol:

Yeah, it's an oldie but a goodie.

I always wonder if her feet were cut off, too, but I suppose the guy might not have bothered mentioning it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on September 03, 2010, 01:35:45 PM
Code Blue!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on September 03, 2010, 02:37:13 PM
Just read a great joke I have to share:

Two men camping in the mountains had spent four days together, and they were getting a little testy.

One morning, the first friend says, "You know, we're starting to get on each other's nerves. Why don't we split up today. I'll hike north and spend the day looking around, you hike south and spend the day. Then tonight, we'll have dinner and share our experiences over the campfire."

The second friend agrees and hikes south. The first man hikes north.
That night over dinner, the first man tells his story: "Today I hiked into a beautiful valley. I followed a stream up into a canyon and ate lunch. Then I swam in a crystal clear mountain lake. As I sat out and dried, I watched deer come and drink from the stream. The wildflowers were filled with butterflies and hawks floated all day overhead. How was your day?"

The second friend says, "I went south and ran across a set of railroad tracks. I followed them until I came across a beautiful young woman tied to the tracks. I cut the ropes off, gently lifted her off the tracks, and I had sex with her in every imaginable way all afternoon. Finally, when I was so tired I could barely move, I came back to camp."

"Wow!!" the first guy exclaimed, "Your day was MUCH better than mine. Did you get a blow job, too?"

"Nah," says the second friend over his meal, "I couldn't find her head."
j00 no it  (http://www.bizarreconfessions.com/forum/index.php/topic,876.msg77638.html#msg77638)

 ;)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on September 10, 2010, 10:22:21 PM
If Mr Mytzlplk's name had been Bob or Otto, every introduction would've sent him home, and he would have been less trouble.

I probably should have thought of this before now.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on September 12, 2010, 08:38:55 PM
Come on Otto, let's do some crimes.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 12, 2010, 08:44:41 PM
Yeah! Let's get sushi and not pay!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on September 12, 2010, 09:54:25 PM
We'll do this by the book -- and then we'll come back here and eat raw fish off these naked girls!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on September 13, 2010, 07:13:25 AM
Cooked 47 lbs of chicken yesterday.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 13, 2010, 11:18:47 AM
:eek:

Elliott finally hit that growth spurt, then?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on September 13, 2010, 08:38:13 PM
There's no laundry room for them to have a Coke machine in at this apartment complex.

Advantage: old apartment
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on September 13, 2010, 08:43:55 PM
Perhaps you should get a laundry room in your apartment and then you can put a coke machine in it?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on September 13, 2010, 08:50:03 PM
I have a laundry room! I'm just out of diet pepsi and in emergencies such as this I would go get a coke zero from the old place's common laundry room :(
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on September 13, 2010, 08:53:29 PM
I was feeling sorry for you until you said you prefer Pepsi.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on September 13, 2010, 08:56:45 PM
DIET pepsi. There's a difference.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on September 13, 2010, 08:59:39 PM
Actually, most people I know that prefer Pepsi would still rather drink a Diet Coke when it comes to diet. And Coke products is still the winner when it comes to soda.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on September 13, 2010, 09:02:30 PM
I prefer diet pepsi but regular coke and DEFINITELY coke zero to diet coke.

Living out here I find myself sometimes calling soda "pop," as though I'm translating for the natives.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on September 13, 2010, 09:12:37 PM
I always thought pop was kind of a hick term so I was surprised that was the term they used up there. As long as you don't go to sodey pop.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on September 13, 2010, 09:19:52 PM
In Chicago, you had more 50/50 soda vs pop. Here (Rockford != Chicago) things are a little...different.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on September 13, 2010, 09:28:19 PM
Diet Coke w/ Splenda or Vanilla Diet Coke = even I would drink it.

Except that it will dissolve my teeth way way way too fast.  But, seriously, that's supernaturally good for diet cola.  The Diet Coke w/ Lime, too.

Naturally, these varieties are not always easy to find.  Meijer used to always carry only a small amount of the Splenda variety . . . and almost always be sold out.  Uh, so just stock more?  Seriously, there are thirty cases of the Nutrasweet Diet Coke, but the tiny Splenda area is always empty.  Maybe Coke would only sell each store a certain small amount?

Beats me.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on September 13, 2010, 09:35:18 PM
Coke Zero, Diet Dr. Pepper, or Fresca. Pepsi sucks rocks. Buffalo is a Pepsi town, so you constantly get the refrain when you order a Coke, "We got Pepsi, that all right?" NO. NO IT IS NOT.

I used to say pop, but then we moved to Long Island and all the kids made fun of me, so I say soda now even though I've been firmly back in pop-land for a decade-plus, and the natives never understand me. Scarred for life.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on September 13, 2010, 10:48:39 PM
Lincoln was a highly Pepsied area.  I'd pretty much already given up on cola, and I don't think I had tolerable root beer that wasn't IBC while I was there, and so I'd usually take water rather than drink Sierra Fucking Mist.

I won't pretend I'm all nostalgic for Teem, although I occasionally miss the older not-so-thick Sprite and the older dryer 7-Up, but, seriously, why the hell did they discontinue Slice and replace it with Sierra Mist?  That's plain stupid, with no frills.

Also, the ads may have been funny, but I don't understand why Coke brought out Vault to replace the far superior Surge.  Surge was far less overly sweet than the current Mountain Dew, whereas Vault can't compete with the Dew.  And I miss Razcal ("Nobody famous drinks it."), which doesn't even seem to have a Wikipedia entry.

Hell, I miss New York Seltzer.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on September 13, 2010, 10:59:30 PM
Awww New York Seltzer was the shitzzzzz! I miss it too. That and Keebler Magic Middles. Like crack I tell you. No really. I used to love breaking it apart and tonguing out the black creamy stuff in the middle.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 13, 2010, 11:09:19 PM
Just so long as it's not Faygo.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on September 13, 2010, 11:17:41 PM
Surge! I remember Surge. I knew people that stockpiled it when it was discontinued.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mybabysmomma on September 14, 2010, 07:41:45 AM
Around here "Coke" is the generic for soda.  "I'll have a Coke" doesn't neccessarily mean COKE.  And I like Pepsi,,,it's fizzier. Unless it's a fountain soda, then I prefer Coke.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on September 14, 2010, 10:47:14 AM
I don't pretend to be a connoisseur, but Coke and Pepsi always tasted substantially different to me, which might be a supertaster thing or might not, I don't know.  In high school, we had a science teacher who insisted that blindfolded people could not tell them apart, but I had no trouble, and I wasn't the only one in the class who could.

Coke is a cinammon (actually cassia) and orange flavor cola.  Pepsi is a lemon flavor cola.  Pepsi traditionally had a much 'brighter' taste, whereas Coke was sweeter and more mellow.  Coke mixes with chocolate and cream flavors much better than Pepsi does, and Pepsi goes better with other fruit flavors.

I've heard about the all-soft-drinks-are-coke regionalism, but I haven't seen it firsthand.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on September 14, 2010, 12:23:04 PM
I'll drink Coke - if it has bourbon in it. Otherwise it's Sprite or wine.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on September 14, 2010, 02:32:24 PM
Sprite 15 years ago = Not terrible.

Sprite now = I need a fork to drink it.  If they add any more syrup to it, it'll only be fit for fizzy novelty pancakes.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on September 14, 2010, 02:44:37 PM
jones soda
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Tripper on September 14, 2010, 02:49:29 PM
All soda is called "coke" down here in Hotlanta.  Ask for a pop and you get that "Yew ain't frum 'round heayh" look.  Soda is tolerated, but for truly the old fashioned you must ask for a "cold drink".

Old story but Vox fixed me of drinking regular Coke on our honeymoon.  Walking around Disneyworld with two different beverages was prohibitively expensive at $3.50 a bottle, so I learned to like diet coke.  I have *never* liked Pepsi in any way, shape, or fashion.

Now we've axed soda from our home larder's inventory in favor of mostly water, but I've managed to sneak sweet tea in the door.  And due to Elliott's absolute love of it (He's definitely MY son), I'm switching it over to a 1/3 (2 decaf bags and one caff) caff mixture so we're not buzzing him up like I was.  Oh and the true formula for sweet tea is 1/2 cup of cane sugar (make sure it's real cane) dissolved in 32-48 oz of boiling water, adding 3 family sized Luzianne teabags (nothing else is truly Southern), and letting that steep for at least a half hour.  Pour into a pitcher with cold water, filling it up to 64oz.  For a full gallon, add two more teabags and 1/2 cup of sugar.  Chill.

There is *NOTHING* like a glass of iced tea after working in the yard.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on September 14, 2010, 02:51:18 PM
Diet Dr. Pepper, Diet Coke with Lime, Diet Dr. Shasta, Diet Jones or Diet Hansens (although these are usually too expensive), or Mexican Coke (Costco carries it as well as the mercados) or artisan cane juice or sugar sweetened sodas.  Can't do the HFCS sodas.  Diet Pepsi tastes horrible.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on September 14, 2010, 04:29:36 PM
I've started drinking sodas again at work. It's been too damn hot to drink coffee and I've got to have some kind of caffeine fix in the afternoon. All I drink is Dr. Pepper. I prefer it for the burping superpowers included.  It helps settle my stomach, and I just like to burp real loud. It's their 125 year anniversary, and the ones I have now don't have HFCS. I don't know if that's a temporary thing or if they're going with sugar from now on.

I can't do the sugar-free thing. I equate the taste to aspartame, which gave me terrible headaches.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on September 19, 2010, 01:35:10 PM
While we were in Chipotle (like 10-15 min maybe?) last night, someone put a hair cuttery coupon on the windshield. I think I'm going to go ahead and use that. I used to go to this girl who would charge like $45, $50, $55 for a cut/style (yeah, it went up every time) so I'd only go see her maybe twice a year. Last time I got my hair did was like December? January? It's long and unruly now. I don't mind long, it's the shaggy-endedness that's really how I show my laziness.*

*to anyone who's never been inside my home. If you've been inside my home, you already know of my laziness.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on September 23, 2010, 02:24:27 PM
Facebook is down and BC's working.

That's a switch.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mybabysmomma on September 23, 2010, 02:35:45 PM
It makes you feel good,,,,DON"T IT!?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on September 23, 2010, 03:02:23 PM
Yes. Yes it does.  :happy:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on September 23, 2010, 03:06:22 PM
OK, so it's not work deciding to block it.  So someone is doing a DDOS on their server farm or something?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mybabysmomma on September 23, 2010, 03:09:11 PM
It may be the Mafia...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on September 23, 2010, 03:09:26 PM
Don't know what it is, but FB's been either unreachable (never ending "loading") or it's been disfunctionally slow for me all day. I think HuffPo has reported on it (that's what made me feel confident that it wasn't just me).
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on September 23, 2010, 03:12:46 PM
zuckerberg was in the news today as passing jobs on the US most wealthy list. wonder if that has anything to do with it. he's now at 6.9 billion.

maybe it's a marketing ploy, doesn't the movie come out tomorrow?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on September 23, 2010, 03:13:51 PM
this is the last message i got (similar to bc once and awhile).

Service Unavailable - DNS failure

The server is temporarily unable to service your request. Please try again later.
Reference #11.4d15ea18.1285272434.130abc9c
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on September 23, 2010, 03:16:33 PM
Down right now (http://downrightnow.com/facebook) has it as being down
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on September 23, 2010, 03:31:30 PM
Yeah. It's been flailing around.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on September 23, 2010, 03:31:59 PM
Pigs have denied any knowledge of it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: First Post on September 23, 2010, 03:39:40 PM
It's just my will being done.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on September 23, 2010, 03:58:47 PM
 :lol: :detta: :diabolical:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on September 23, 2010, 04:49:27 PM
Quote
It may be the Mafia...

They finally noticed people were raiding their secret caches of arc welders, huh?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 23, 2010, 05:08:24 PM
Yeah, right, pdrake, the Forbes article came out today or yesterday: he passed Steve Jobs on the rich guys list. It's a bunch of disgruntled Mac kiddies.

Or Anonymous. What ever. :wyh:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on September 23, 2010, 11:03:20 PM
I'm suddenly getting emails and letters from the health plans I'm enrolled in. It's almost like they don't want me to forget them in the upcoming open season.  :batteyes:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on September 24, 2010, 12:45:19 PM
reboot (http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2010/sep/24/facebook-outage-turned-off-on-again)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on September 25, 2010, 09:15:31 AM
Ugh, I don't see how this is a FAIL, at all.
http://failblog.org/2010/09/24/epic-fail-photos-parenting-fail-32-3/

I can easily see myself doing something like that to make ABSOLUTELY SURE. Those stories always break my heart. Having to juggle getting ready for work and getting kid to daycare in the mornings - and I'm not a morning person at all - and forgetting whose turn it is to drive the kid, etc. - people have mental brainfarts and it's so awful to think a brainfart could result in something so devastating. I'd think it was a WIN for a parent to be so careful and concerned about the possibility.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on September 25, 2010, 09:43:14 AM
Better to have the note and not need it. 

Plus, it could be a joke.  When I lived in Boston, a quarter of the parked cars I'd walk past had NO RADIO or RADIO BROKEN signs in the windows, and soon there were many joke signs, too, such as RADIO NOT REALLY WORTH STEALING or STEAL RADIO, LEAVE $20.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mybabysmomma on September 26, 2010, 06:24:33 AM
Yeah, a real Parenting fail would be a pic of a dead baby strapped in a car seat.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: First Post on September 26, 2010, 11:59:08 AM
Have you seen Gene Weingarten's article (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/27/AR2009022701549.html) about it? I believe he's the best among the dwindling numbers of regular newspaper columnists, but this piece won a Pulitzer so you don't have to take my word for it.

I should warn that yes (as one might imagine) it is a heartbreaking read.



Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on September 26, 2010, 01:16:44 PM
The issue of negligence as crime is an awfully important one that goes right to the heart of the philosophy of our justice system.  What is the point of prosecution?  To protect society?  These people are awfully unlikely to repeat their mistakes.  To rehabilitate?  Only therapy could help there.  To win political points for the prosecutor?  That's more deserving of prosecution, itself.

The sad thing is that it would be easy by now to have cars that knew if you'd put a baby in the car and knew if you'd removed the child when you got out.  This is not the age of 'smart' phones or anything else; it's an age of idiot savant gadgets.  An iPhone is not an impressive PDA until you can pick it up (or call its name) and say, "Where did I put my car keys?" and have it say "They're on the desk." or ask it "What time did Bob say he'd be at the airport?" and it would remember that conversation and tell you.

Obviously, there are security and privacy issues, but it's not a problem that can't be solved.  Bring on the persocoms already.  A touchscreen does not impress me.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mybabysmomma on September 26, 2010, 05:21:13 PM
I read that and can totally understand how a person could have so many things going on in their life that they would forget their baby in the car seat if it wasn't their normal routine.  Being too tired and overworked, understandable.  What I don't understand is how your child is not the number one in your pile of priorities.  I guess my life is just organized differently than other people's.  Maybe because I only have one and can not replace that one if I needed to.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on September 26, 2010, 05:49:18 PM
A baby is relatively consistent, and it's the unexpected complications that tend to command the attention.  Forgetting the baby kind of blows my mind, too, but I don't have a baby.

More to the point, though, I think, is that it does happen.  And humans really aren't built for the two-parent family, much less a one-parent family.  It's not that we're incapable as that if you have enough people in that situation, accidents are inevitably going to happen.  So the ones that are easily prevented, you might as well prevent, even if the prevention is embarrassing.  They do make child monitors where the parent has one unit and the kid has the other, and the parent's alarm goes off if the kid goes out of range.

When I first saw that sign, my reaction was thinking it meant the owner might have forgotten to put the kid in the car.  Car seat on the roof, kid still in the house, etc.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mybabysmomma on September 26, 2010, 06:02:31 PM
And I don't think that if it were truly just a terrible "incident" punishment would be in order.  I would think that the guilt of that would be worse than any punishment the court could dole out.  And the percentage of repeat offenders is probably as close to nil as you can get.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on September 26, 2010, 08:21:01 PM
Yeah, really.  Of course, there are people who are horrible, abusive, negligent, or otherwise dangerously incompetent parents.  Our justice system's only generally useful recourse there, in most cases, is to take the kids away, and we don't have any great overarching system for dealing with the kids after that.  But we don't even have provisions to then stop those people from having more kids.

Having children is probably a basic civil right.  I have mixed feelings about it.  It's certainly a natural right, in the truest sense, although so is committing homicide -- not that the two are equivalent.  But not being locked up in prison and raped in the shower is a civil and natural right, too.  We feel free to compromise some rights and not others, but it's mostly a question of tradition, not rationale.

If there were some system for licensing parenthood in the first place, though, I'm sure it would be unfair and corrupt.  I'm only talking about the court removing that faculty in extreme cases.  We generally frown on surgical enforcement, but maybe a court-mandated implanted quarterly contraceptive and a probation officer?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on September 27, 2010, 08:02:15 AM
"You need a license to have a dog...you even need a license to fish, but any butt-reamin' asshole can be a (parent)." Tod, Parenthood.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 27, 2010, 09:04:42 AM
butt-reamin'

He's doing it wrong.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on September 27, 2010, 09:07:20 AM
Point taken.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on September 27, 2010, 11:48:55 AM
The movie actually dwelt on his doin' it wrong, in several venues, sometimes with a crowd and sometimes with photos.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on September 27, 2010, 12:33:05 PM
"You need a license to have a dog...you even need a license to fish, but any butt-reamin' asshole can be a (parent)." Tod, Parenthood.

I have always loved this quote.

Did you know that the Garry kid in that is Joaquin Phoenix (credited as Leaf Phoenix)?

That blew my mind when I found out.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on September 27, 2010, 12:34:37 PM
butt-reamin'

He's doing it wrong.

Careful with your inferences.

He didn't say they were exclusively reaming butts. ;)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on September 27, 2010, 01:09:42 PM
What is even more bizarre to me is that my aunt met their mom one time waaaay before they were famous and I remember her telling me about this crazy woman who named her kids "River" and "Leaf" and told everyone they were going to be big stars.

I guess she was right.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on September 27, 2010, 02:09:04 PM
Yes, I knew that was Joaquleaf in the movie.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on September 29, 2010, 03:33:59 PM
Incredibly stupid thing but is a pet peeve?

When people don't properly use the "thumbnail" adjustment on facebook for their profile picture. this one guy in my class has a pic of him in his white coat as his profile pic, but the thumbnail shows him from the chin to about mid-thigh.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on September 29, 2010, 03:43:41 PM
Is there a way to control how the thumbnail happens?  I just monkeyed with my bigger account pic until it looked right, but I see a lot of thumbnails that are utterly WTF until you see the bigger version.  I didn't see any image controls, but I didn't hunt around at all, either.

If there are, and your thumbnail looks wrong . . . yeah, I'd think you'd want to fix that.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on September 29, 2010, 03:48:02 PM
Ya, you can fixerate it. Go to the "change your profile pic" area and click on "edit thumbnail." Then you can drag the image that fits inside the frame they have set.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mybabysmomma on September 29, 2010, 03:59:24 PM
Maybe he wants everyone to look at his crotch
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on September 29, 2010, 04:12:03 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on September 29, 2010, 08:08:17 PM
Quote
Go to the "change your profile pic" area and click on "edit thumbnail." Then you can drag the image that fits inside the frame they have set.

Yeah, I totally missed that.  :lol:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on October 09, 2010, 02:59:35 PM
There's plenty of sites with microscopic photography, and they can sometimes be kinda boring with one or two cool images, but this news article (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1318795/Feeling-chipper-wood-ant-caught-bringing-science-life.html) features a pretty cool collection of images.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on October 13, 2010, 03:04:02 PM
Seriously.  How bad is your luck when your wife and your mistress meet each other above the collapsed mine in which you're trapped?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 13, 2010, 04:56:51 PM
It could be a good thing.  Maybe they realize that they're so happy to have you back that it goes all happy threesome thereafter.

/if you're gonna wish, wish big
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on October 13, 2010, 05:10:34 PM
Seriously.  How bad is your luck when your wife and your mistress meet each other above the collapsed mine in which you're trapped?

That's not luck. It's karma.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on October 15, 2010, 05:34:47 PM
http://thegloss.com/career/social-class-in-the-office/
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 15, 2010, 09:18:10 PM
Weird article -- by the end, I can't tell if she embraces or rejects her debate coach's advice.  I generally liked the article, but I disagreed with a lot of details. 

I totally understand what her coach was saying, too, and it's good advice, but I did a lot of debating in high school, and I always preferred to just be polite but be myself -- including sitting on the floor or not wearing a blazer, etc -- and just beating people in the debates by utterly crushing them in the debates.  I know I'm a cranky weirdo, but I'd rather lose being true to myself than win by knuckling under too much. 

Of course, when I do lose that way (most of the time, in the bigger picture), I still complain about it.  Well, I did say it wasn't for everyone.  And the things I'm willing to sell out, no one seems to be buying.

I don't buy for a second that women have it so good now because they used to have it worse.  That's a good way to look at it, but not the only way (or, probably, the best).  Perspective is important, but perspectives is more important.

I hate shaking hands, but I practiced it back in the day.  It's always good to have a tool in the bag if it doesn't cost a lot to get it or use it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on October 28, 2010, 02:29:46 PM
Am I the only person who doesn't hate read?  By that I mean "consistently read a site that I know is going to piss me off".
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: First Post on October 28, 2010, 02:31:10 PM
You're not on Facebook?

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on October 28, 2010, 02:34:15 PM
 :lol:    I am, but it's blocked at work and my cat objects to me being on the computer at home.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 28, 2010, 02:34:46 PM
Almost everything pisses me off fairly consistently.  Probably 90% of things.  I guess it depends on how frequently it has to happen to be "consistently".

You take the bad with the good.  Bitching about the bad is sometimes all you can do about it.



edit:  This reminds me that a cow-orker asked me the other day if I believed in God -- I'm pretty sure she mostly doesn't -- and because she seemed actually interested I related my Callahan-cartoon moment of conversion to firmly hopeful (negative) agnosticism.

She looked at me a moment and said, "I think you're either crazy or due for a heart attack."  :lol:  Why can't it be both?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on November 29, 2010, 05:48:52 PM
2 things:

1- when traveling for Thanksgiving, I stopped at a rest area to use the bathroom, and they had these machines to dry your hands, like you've seen before, but these things were like jet engines. I could see the skin on my hands rolling away from the force of the air, like that old picture of the guy in the G-force test, with his skin stretching back on his face and his mouth all bloated. It had a sensor too, so it would shut off as soon as you moved your hands away. It dried my hands in like 5 seconds. So awesome! It's sad that I can get so happy about something like that, but the old ones that you stand in front of for 10 minutes and still end up wiping your hands on your pants have driven me to this.

2- I travel due North and due South on this trip, with the morning sun blinding my left eye on the way there and back in the afternoon. The sun visor in every car I've ever owned is to short in both dimensions to block the sun. It's especially irritating when the sun is behind some trees, so that you get the strobe light effect. The last trip I took, I was sticking CD covers in the slot between the window and the rubber seal, and that worked pretty well, so I brought home a big piece of black paper from work that I planned to cut to the shape of the window and keep in the car for such situations, but I never got around to it. So on this trip, the sun was really bugging me, and I had a baseball cap in the car. I took a piece of paper and stuck it in the cap so that it hung down to the left of my eye, like a blinder on a horse. It worked perfectly. People in other cars probably wondered what the hell was wrong with me, but I really don't care about that. Now I'm trying to figure out a way to mount something to the frame of my sunglasses. I may end up like Navin Johnson and get filthy rich  :P
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on November 29, 2010, 06:50:13 PM
1 - Airblade (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyson_Airblade).  It's big in East Asia but didn't catch on here because it's expensive and most people who use public restrooms here don't care enough.  It's how we got the dumb fan, though.

2- They sell aftermarket clip-on dark but transparent sun visor extenders.  Anything opaque that you add is technically illegal, and you could get pulled over for it, but there are plenty of things at a good Autozone that you could try.  It definitely makes a world of difference sometimes.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on November 29, 2010, 06:58:55 PM
We have airblades at many establishments out here.  Ian hates the noise of hand dryers and will refuse to go into a bathroom if they have them.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on November 29, 2010, 07:22:49 PM
Dyson, man, smart guy. They have those at the public library here, for some reason. Most terrifying bathrooms in Santa Barbara, I tell you what.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on November 29, 2010, 07:24:08 PM
We have airblades at many establishments out here.  Ian hates the noise of hand dryers and will refuse to go into a bathroom if they have them.

Heh.  Lilia won't go the bathroom if the toilets auto-flush.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mybabysmomma on November 29, 2010, 07:26:16 PM
Yeah, auto-flush toilets used to freak mini me out.  She ok with them now as long as she is fore warned.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on November 29, 2010, 07:34:18 PM
Anything opaque that you add is technically illegal, and you could get pulled over for it...

Yeah, I was thinking that was probably the case, and how silly that is in that particular situation - it's illegal to not be blinded by the sun  :P

I found that if I put the paper right at eye level, and not going below the pupil, it didn't block my vision, only the sun. Plus, you've got a rear-view mirror anyway.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on November 29, 2010, 08:14:58 PM
We have these (http://www.amazon.com/EXCEL-XL-W-Xlerator/dp/B001Q8Q37Y) in the (newer) bathrooms at school.

The old bathrooms still have paper towels! How pedestrian.

But yeah, I love the hand dryers. Sometimes I go wash my hands just to warm them up...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on November 29, 2010, 08:20:17 PM
Dyson's a very smart engineer.  Most of his inventions are the best kind -- elaborations or repurposings of existing proven techniques.  The Airblade is basically the same concept as the quick-drying air curtain commonly used in car washes, with better flow dynamics.  He apparently basically copied it from a Japanese model, though, that simply wasn't marketed well.  Er . . . Wikipedia says it was the Mitsubishi Jet Towel, which came out 13 years earlier.

Similarly, his cyclonic vacuums use an elaborated version of exactly the same process that a regular shop vac uses.  A regular vacuum pulls (or, rarely, pushes) air and debris through a filter bag; the bag catches the debris but lets the air through.  The more you use the thing, and the finer or fluffier the debris, the more the filter surface becomes clogged, and the less airflow you get.  In a shop vac, a fan-folded filter with an enormously larger surface area filters the very fine dust out, but most debris never gets near it.  That's because the debris enters the vac body at high speed, hits relatively still high-pressure air because of how large the body is compared to the hose, and simply falls down.

Dyson was at a sawmill at some point and saw giant sawdust removal systems, which are like giant shop vacs specialized to deal with the sawdust, which is light enough so that too much of it would hit the filter if it entered the vac body willy-nilly.  So instead of just being deflected down, it's typically deflected sideways, so that it has to travel all around the circumference of the cylinder and then up if it wants to reach and clog the filter.  Gravity helps keep it from going up, and it loses speed as it goes around, and centrifugal force rubs it against the wall of the cylinder, and there you go.

Dyson did adapt this cyclonic version to a smaller form, but mostly what he did was market it really well.  Most corporations are incredibly crappy at marketing design.  Consequently, they're not very good at design in the first place.  If you're not going to sell because of it, after all, you're not going to emphasize it.  So although I think Dyson's stuff is overpriced, I'm 100% in favor of his marketing slogan, that things should just work, because it implies that consumers should actively seek out products that actually work.  

That's the best idea, of course, but it's a rarity in modern advertising.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on December 07, 2010, 01:01:13 PM
TOTALLY tired of hearing about 'jeggings'.

First, the name is offensively stupid and bad.  It sounds like the kind of sexual experience where you have to be drunk at the time and later hope no one finds out.

Second, I'm sticking with the old definitions, because I see no compelling reason to change them, and so all stretchy pants are stretchy pants, or possibly hose, but not leggings.  Leggings only cover the legs.  Really, this is pretty straightforward.  Calling stretchy pants leggings is similar to calling a shirt a belt. 

Third, I had to go look up WTF jeggings are, and most of the jeggings I saw for sale are, in fact, stretch jeans.  That's it.  Yes, even in the 1980s we had jeans made with spandex, including ones that had no pockets but had images of pockets, belt loops, seams, etc, printed on them.  It's not a new design, and it's certainly not a new article of clothing.  Spandex tights printed to look like jeans is slightly new, but those are still just spandex tights.  Adding some denim to the mix just makes them a cotton-lycra blend.


I realize that not much of consequence actually happens in the fashion world, but they could try harder.  Spinning headlines out of such inconsequential straw as this is pretty damn weak, and they could at last write articles about how stupid and minor this trend actually is.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on December 08, 2010, 01:37:56 PM
Then the kids couldn't feel all rebellious about their ridiculous fashion and every generation gets to have a crack at that! ;)

I am not really mocking even though I think the word "jeggings" is ridiculous - I like skinny jeans, myself. Even if they are mostly all low-rise and I have to belt them super-tight so my ass doesn't fall out when I bend over. Sigh.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on December 08, 2010, 01:43:18 PM
jeggings?

i have absolutely no clue what that is. well, now i kind of do, but i have no interest in learning more about it.

thanks for occupying some useful neurons you stupid, useless knowledge.  :angry:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on December 08, 2010, 02:54:01 PM
:lol:

So far, I mostly see jeggings on women over 30, so I'm not sure about the youth movement.  There are lots of tights and lycra pants and whatnot on the under-25s, but those are mostly solid colors, and probably 80% are just black tights.  Around here, anyway.

In these parts, the female youth movement clothing thing seems to be the standard ugly boots, 1970s Old Woman sunglasses, and in-your-face slogans.  Had a college girl in the shop the other day wearing fleece stretch pants that said KISS THIS on each cheek.  She put her backpack / shoulderbag-thing on the counter while digging out her debit card, and I noticed the strap had a button that said something like I'M NOT TEASING YOU, I'M REMINDING YOU WHAT YOU CAN'T HAVE.

Still, the in-your-face is fiercest in the fall, when school's starting.  What cracks me up right now is we still get lots of college girls who are wearing like four pounds of clothing, total, and lots of college girls who are wearing full-length blanket coats.  The ones with the heavy coats are saner, but I remember my younger sister, going to high school in Vermont, refused to ever zip her coat up or wear it over her shoulders.  All the girls wore their coats 'shrugged', she frequently told me, although she didn't mind complaining that it was cold.

Fashion, man.  Who needs it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on December 08, 2010, 07:07:22 PM
The latest female fashion trend I've noticed is boots.  They're back in, well at least here.  Me likey :drool: :thud:  There was this fantastic looking woman in boots in Cosentino's the other day, as :hoss: would say YP!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on December 08, 2010, 07:48:24 PM
I have a coworker who has a million pairs of shoes.  The most eye-catching are the thigh-high boots she wears with jeans.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on December 08, 2010, 08:39:12 PM
I have a coworker who has a million pairs of shoes.  The most eye-catching are the thigh-high boots she wears with jeans.

An appropriate use for "jeggings," if I ever heard one.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on December 08, 2010, 08:51:39 PM
Yes.  While I was making my lunch I saw 3 women wearing very tight jeans and thigh-length sweaters.  It was like 1989.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on December 08, 2010, 09:21:48 PM
Come on . . . parachute pants!  :lol:

Probably not before spring, though.



:hmm:  I have seen leg warmers on college girls lately, but it's occasionally been cold enough already that I'd be tempted, too.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mybabysmomma on December 09, 2010, 07:05:01 PM
Yeah, boots are the it thing this season.  And the long sweaters, again, but this time they are less shoulder paddy and more fitted.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on January 03, 2011, 06:32:27 PM
Good news: Wife's paycheck came in with the lowered taxes!
Bad news: Her car wouldn't start this morning. I'm still waiting for the estimate (I had to do errands before taking it in), but I doubt it'll be less than the tax difference.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on January 23, 2011, 11:09:18 PM
I hate it when I'm shopping and can't tell if it's a long shirt or a dress. I just put it back on the rack and move along.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 23, 2011, 11:12:06 PM
For some it's a t-shirt; for you, it's a dress. Why complain?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on January 24, 2011, 10:51:42 AM
I hate it when I'm shopping and can't tell if it's a long shirt or a dress. I just put it back on the rack and move along.

I believe that is when leggings are appropriate.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on January 24, 2011, 02:11:43 PM
Spoilsport.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on January 25, 2011, 08:43:06 AM
OK, don't care if this is fake or not. It is funny.

http://wizardstimelordsandstarkids.tumblr.com/post/2822022225/two-churches-located-across-the-street-from-each-other (http://wizardstimelordsandstarkids.tumblr.com/post/2822022225/two-churches-located-across-the-street-from-each-other)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on January 25, 2011, 10:48:10 AM
:lol:

:thumbsup:



edit:  Does it actually specifically say somewhere in the Bible that dogs don't have souls?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on January 25, 2011, 11:04:40 AM
:lol: It's quite good, I must admit. You almost want to go in and hear the sermons at both places.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on January 25, 2011, 11:45:31 AM
Yeah, I thought so:

http://www.snopes.com/photos/signs/dogheaven.asp (http://www.snopes.com/photos/signs/dogheaven.asp)

Snopes, why do you have to ruin everything?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on January 25, 2011, 12:31:09 PM
Nah, it's just a different kind of awesome.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on January 28, 2011, 03:37:21 PM
25 years since Challenger explosion.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 28, 2011, 04:25:51 PM
Which means 25 years since my senior year in college THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR REMINDING ME. :harumph:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on January 28, 2011, 04:31:26 PM
And the Shuttle still hasn't quite gone out of service.

Much less been replaced by something better.  :angry:  Thanks for SDI boondoggles, Reagan, may you rot noisesomely.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on January 28, 2011, 04:35:13 PM
Which means 25 years since my senior year in college THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR REMINDING ME. :harumph:

Senior year in high school representin'.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on January 28, 2011, 04:51:52 PM
I... was in 2nd 3rd grade.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on January 28, 2011, 05:05:36 PM
Q:  What's up?
A:  Not the Challenger.


Too soon?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on January 28, 2011, 05:08:21 PM
Junior year in high school.

Immediately afterward, a rumor spread around school that Libyan terrorists had bombed it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on January 28, 2011, 05:13:02 PM
Oh I was a freshman in college.  And that's the first time I was put off by the 24 hour news cycle and the flogging of a fully decomposed horse.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on January 28, 2011, 05:53:52 PM
High school. That was ... a while ago.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mybabysmomma on January 28, 2011, 07:13:08 PM
My last semester in college before I admitted myself into hospital.  Good times.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on January 29, 2011, 02:38:32 AM
Which means 25 years since my senior year in college THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR REMINDING ME. :harumph:

Senior year in high school representin'.

First year of [community] college.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on January 30, 2011, 05:22:47 AM
6th grade for me.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on January 30, 2011, 05:25:37 AM
In unrelated news...

(http://i.imgur.com/6AZ7jl.jpg)

I don't know what they're talking about, but I do know what that room smells like.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on January 30, 2011, 06:45:23 AM
I think Willie has just told him what the price per ounce is, take it or leave it. Snoop is looking at it and thinking, "that's outrageous, but on the other hand, that shit's kickin' my ass".
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on January 30, 2011, 06:54:56 AM
Heh, that made me think of this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_OqRzH8xrY#t=06m30s).
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on January 30, 2011, 08:18:57 AM
Heh. I've known a few like him. One guy in particular comes to mind. He was a light-weight dealer, and a good friend (heh, a friend with weed...). I loved going to this guy's house and getting high, but sometimes it seemed like he was trying to kill us, and all the while he would have this little smirk on his face. It seemed like he couldn't get high, no matter how much he smoked. I remember one day in particular - he had some kind of contraption to make hash oil out of the killer weed he grew, and he had rigged up this smoking device that had an air pump and plastic tubing, so you could just pass the tube around, which was constantly blowing smoke. There were only 3-4 of us in the room, so it wasn't but a minute or so before the tube came back around. It was expensive stuff, and you didn't want to seem ungrateful and let it just blow the smoke into the air, so it was like as soon as you were exhaling your last hit, you're inhaling your next hit without a chance to catch your breath. And he just kept refilling the thing, over and over.

Many brave brain cells died in battle that day, I can tell you.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on January 30, 2011, 09:26:46 AM
Just thinnin' the herd.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on January 30, 2011, 09:30:17 AM
Btw, there's a haze that sleep deprivation, NyQuil and weed produces that is nicely enhanced with loud music.

Just throwing that out there.

If anyone needs me, I'll be in the cave with the headphones.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on January 31, 2011, 09:03:58 PM
It's more satisfying than it probably should be to add political callers to the "blocked numbers" list. I just wish a) you could have more than six numbers on the list and b) there was a service you could subscribe to that would add to the block list any re-election offices as soon as they request a phone to be connected.

I've noticed that they only call the land line number, which is what we put on our voter registrations. Next time I think I need to put the County's Voter Information number instead.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 02, 2011, 08:09:19 PM
A defunct upright arcade cabinet could be made into a sweet wing-back chair.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on February 03, 2011, 05:48:39 AM
 :hmm:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on February 03, 2011, 10:25:57 AM
Axe, you should start a wesbite where people can submit whatever resources they have on hand and you can tell them what nefarious implements of destruction they could make with them.

I'll start. Last summer I bought one of those beefy house fans, but a little while ago it wiggled itself off the window sill I had put it on. As it hit the floor the guard came loose and hit one of the blades. Made a hell of a noise lemmetellya. Unfortunately it's useless now as a fan (it moved around a lot when it was operating properly, now off-balance it's more of an entertainment piece), but it has a honkin' motor on it (not to mention two pristine metal blades!) that is just begging for someone more creative than I to put it to evil use.

...Go!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on February 03, 2011, 11:34:39 AM
i need a fan motor to make a magnetic spin polisher.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on February 03, 2011, 12:14:30 PM
Ah crap. I had a pristine muffin fan that I just gave to our sysgroup. They were happy to have it. I could have sent that to you.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 03, 2011, 02:56:27 PM
Brilliant.

pdrake, if you can find an old sewing machine, with that you get the motor and a variable-speed foot control.  It's a nicer setup than most bench tools come with, and a lot of sewing machine motors go up to 5000 rpm.  Sometimes at yard sales and such you can still find heavy-duty ones that fold away into the table.  Not that hard to turn it into a low-speed rotary tool, or a light-duty polisher, etc.  That's awesome for a lot of hobby applications.

I've looked at takeout industrial sewing machine motors that have the foot pedal and frame and are up to 1 HP.  That's a big-ass sewing machine right there, I tell you what.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on February 03, 2011, 03:17:28 PM
it needs to spin four 1/2" x 1" x 1" neo magnets and 1lb of steel pins.

the store bought ones are mighty pricey.

http://www.riogrande.com/MemberArea/ProductPage.aspx?assetname=202191&page=GRID&category|category_root|118=Finishing+Equipment+and+Supplies&category|cat_118|292=Tumbling&t=lp0
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 03, 2011, 03:38:28 PM
:hmm:

I suspect it's the precision that costs.  A typical bar blender has a far more powerful motor, although the blender might not be rated for equally sustained duty; still, the blender runs at higher power.

I imagine the polisher needs perfect balance and just the right container, etc, but I salute you if you can DIY one.  eBay seems to have secondhand models for under $500.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on February 03, 2011, 03:49:25 PM
this is what i plan on . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_FpiTzVYP8

i have most of the stuff. i'm not sure if the motor i have is strong enough. i don't know how to attach the disc to the shaft, either. i could go to a machine shop but that's out of my lazy level.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 03, 2011, 04:10:43 PM
It might need welding, yeah.  If the shaft on the motor is threaded, you can get away without the welding . . . maybe.  The arbor he has would be tough to make at home.

It's a bizarre and complex machine.  Obviously, I don't know much about the vagaries of this process, but it doesn't look like it's an optimal design.  It's fancy, kind of sexy, but I don't see why it's necessarily superior to other ways of tumbling the work pieces in the media.  Seems like an angled rotary tumbler (like a rock tumbler set at, say, 30 degrees instead of horizontal) with the same media (and water) would do the same job for a hell of a lot less money, albeit maybe not as quickly.

:shrug:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on February 03, 2011, 06:13:43 PM
speed

if you can increase production you can make more money. the stainless steel puts a nice polish on things. (when combined with the correct burnishing fluid.)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on February 03, 2011, 06:14:29 PM
i do have an entire metal shop at work.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 03, 2011, 06:45:36 PM
I believe you about the polisher.  I'd like to see one at work.  An angled drum could be a lot bigger.  Some or other hotel used to be famous for only giving clean coins as change, and they polished them in a washing machine, of all things, with oil and small ball bearings, followed by a quick wash in a small dishwasher to get rid of the oil.  A coin is not a piece of jewelry, but it's a similar process.  Those vibrational dry polishers are kind of similar, too.

The arbor that guy uses -- and maybe this is obvious, but -- is just a slightly larger cylinder hollowed out on a lathe to fit over the original motor shaft.  The set screws tighten it up.  The tolerance has to be good, though, or you'll get wobble.  Anyway, you thread the top to fit the drill disk, and that's it.  If you have a full metal shop, you could certainly make that.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on February 03, 2011, 07:37:07 PM
You want the material being polished to remain within the fluid, since that acts a lubricant for the system. If the drum is tilted and the tub is the usual cross section of a tube, you'll need more fluid to keep everything running properly, and the lid has to be more fluid-tight (well, that's not much of an issue, but whatever). The fluid does have a carrying capacity limit, but I don't know off-hand if that's the only limiting factor.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mybabysmomma on February 04, 2011, 12:37:23 PM
I had to go down to Charlotte yesterday for work and on my way back up to G-boro, I was behind a semi for most of the way back that had "GOT JUSES" written on the dirt on the back side.  I kept thinking, would that be "juices" or "Jewses" or "Haysays"?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on February 04, 2011, 01:29:27 PM
Jamaican
Unibrowed
Scientists
Eventually
Stammer
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on February 08, 2011, 06:00:30 AM
Nice Jules Verne theme, Google  :thumbsup:

(the little joy stick thing actually works)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on February 08, 2011, 11:43:51 AM
I just hipped a coworker to it!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on February 13, 2011, 07:37:43 PM
I am so beside myself that I cannot be arsed to find the funny pictures thread:

(http://bradrants.com/blog/uploaded/BradRants/Images/Misc/MrT.jpg)

I, I, I, ....

lost capacity for rational thought.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 13, 2011, 07:41:40 PM
Vox populi, indeed.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on February 13, 2011, 09:13:54 PM
That pic reminds me that you can see Mr. T without a beard (http://www.ironicsans.com/MrT.html) if you're so inclined.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on February 14, 2011, 12:00:52 AM
My baby can't decide if he loves the Mr T Playset ("hat! hat!") or your birdie avatar more.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on February 14, 2011, 10:05:53 AM
My baby can't decide if he loves the Mr T Playset ("hat! hat!") or your birdie avatar more.

Eman loves the birdie avatar also.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on February 14, 2011, 03:42:49 PM
 :D
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on February 17, 2011, 01:37:42 PM
I just realized "Coward of the County" is about a gang rape.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 17, 2011, 01:56:46 PM
Yep.  It's a standard trope for giving a man a chance to prove he's a man.  :thumbsdn:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on February 17, 2011, 02:04:51 PM
Did she even go the police, or was an ass-kicking a good enough punishment?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 17, 2011, 02:17:21 PM
Tch.  Song's not about her.  THE END.



A lot of action movies have this same kind of pattern, of course, and in HK film they have a term (which I can never remember) for the bad thing that happens that justifies the hero going ballistic in a violent quest for revenge.  It's weird that there isn't a good term for it in Hollywood, or at least I don't know it.

In Sammo Hung's Pedicab Driver, when it happens, the heretofore mild-mannered hero and his friend look at the bad thing that happened, look at each other, and go off to destroy the bad guy and his thugs without even saying a word.  Because, come on, everybody knows how this works.  Sammo's little nod at narrative cliches.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on February 17, 2011, 03:15:21 PM
I just realized "Coward of the County" is about a gang rape.

:eek:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on February 18, 2011, 04:23:38 AM
interesting post, good thread
http://www.metafilter.com/100658/Everyone-is-going-to-keep-drinking-its-probably-going-to-kill-them-and-no-ones-going-to-talk-them-out-of-it
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on February 18, 2011, 04:47:48 AM
I saw something on TV a few months ago about the Seattle wet house. I wasn't sure what to think.

I have mixed feelings about AA and groups like that, mostly because I'm not a joiner myself (I had a SUPER hard time just signing up for the post-breast cancer support group last week). But I know they work for some people (like some of my friends here  :love:).   

I have alcoholism in my family, on both sides. My maternal grandfather just one day decided he was going to stop drinking, and he did, just like he did with smoking. My estranged uncle has been sober for 30 some years, and is a "reformed alcoholic" and big into AA -- and Jesus. He's the kind of guy who is a dry drunk -- he's just as big an asshole as he was when he was drinking. The alcohol just amplified his unpleasant personailty/personality disorder.

So this wet house concept -- if it's keeping these guys off the streets, and they aren't harming anyone besides themselves (and they're too far gone?), it's certainly an option for the right kind of person. Who are we to judge if they want to keep drinking? Maybe some people just suffer so much trauma in their lives that there is a threshold where nothing else works for them.

I tried to explain this to my psychiatrist this week -- I've been in talk therapy off and on for the last 20+ years, been on anti-depressants & anti-anxiety meds that entire time. I have learned all the coping skills and I cope pretty well. But there are some mental process loops that just can't be derailed with any self-cheerleading, meditation, exercise, etc., like the fear of having gone through all this shit and then something terrible happening to Steve. It's paralyzing. The Clonazepam is the only thing that relieves that level of anxiety.

I suppose if I'd been born 30 years earlier, I might have self-medicated with liquor too.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 18, 2011, 06:56:11 AM
I don't have a problem with personally judging people, but I think this is one of those tangled messes where you have to decide what your goals are before you can approach an intelligent course of action, and by "you" I mostly mean 'society as an uber-person'.

You certainly can force help on people, which is what ERs routinely do to a lot of self-destructive homeless people who are living in fugue states literally without hope or expectation of improvement.  There isn't any current way to 'fix' them, though.  There isn't even any comprehensive or coherent plan in place to try.  Social services only go so far, and so the ERs save their lives and let them go out to nearly-kill themselves again and again.

If the goal is to make their self-dissolution as comfortable as possible, or if the goal is to reduce the cost to the public, or if the goal is to get them off the street (for their own good / because they're a public nuisance / because they're depressing / because of liability issues / to reduce crime), or if the goal is to be able to monitor them more closely, or if it's just a big social experiment . . . these are not the same goal.  We'd have to decide on what we're trying to do before we have a hope of succeeding.

As medicine goes forward, it's very likely that we'll be able to cure alcoholism, probably with a couple of different kinds of treatments.  We'll also probably be better at treating neurological disorders that cause depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, impulse control problems, and so on.  This won't solve the problems so much as give us different ones, but I do think there's sufficient historical cause to be largely optimistic about it. 

On the other hand, once 'cures' are available, does society force them on people who would be self-destructive (and costly to the public) without them?  In many cases, people would be treated during their childhoods, which is a trend we're already well into, but as personality and behavior modification through medicine becomes more and more prevalent and pronounced, the philosophical questions only become weirder.  Preventing miserable self-destructive drunks, sure, but most of us have tendencies that aren't socially profitable.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on February 18, 2011, 10:03:45 AM
 :soapbox:


....just kidding.   ;)

I agree with Axe in that you have to be clear on what your goals are.  My goal is not to die clean - I don't believe I'll get extra brownie points once I'm dead for having done so.  My goal is to enjoy loving relationships with people who are important to me (present company very much included) and not be a burden on anyone.  To participate in loving relationships I need to show up; to not be a burden I need to support myself.  Trust and believe that when the day comes that the mortgage is paid off and my retirement is comfortably funded and no one needs me to take care of them, I'm throwing pillows on the floor and turning the place into an opium den.

There are lots of factors involved in alcoholism/addiction and I don't believe there will ever be a way to arrest them all.  Some people are chronically unable to stop loathing themselves; some people honestly don't have anything else they'd rather do with their time.  Give those people a safe, comfortable place to handle their business and stop hassling them because they aren't living according to your moral code.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 18, 2011, 10:32:01 AM
Yeah, but probably 50% of them aren't living according to their own moral codes, either.  I do think many -- not all, but many -- act as they do because they don't have realistic options, some of which is the feeling of hopelessness and some of which is actual hopelessness. 

Both halves of that are currently treatable -- but often not very well.  Treatments will improve.

It's very human to look at a problem that's currently intractable and to believe that it will always be intractable.  A lot of intensely self-destructive people feel that way about their problems, and a lot of the rest of us feel that way about them.  But that doesn't make it so.  There are literally thousands, maybe tens of thousands of 'intractable' medical conditions that, with further research and better technology, have turned out to be eminently treatable.  Children used to die of dysentery, and most people believed there was nothing you could do about that.

People who are simply addicted and not inherently intensely self-destructive -- or, at least, not at first -- should be even easier to treat.  Frankly, our policies toward 'recreational' drug use have frequently slowed our research into ways to cure chemical addiction, but there currently isn't any neurological reason known why these behaviors can't be treated medically.  Very possibly even without longterm medication.

But not yet.  Which sucks for now, certainly.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on February 18, 2011, 10:41:14 AM
The Big Book of AA says those people who can't get sober are chronically unable to be honest with themselves.  I don't know if it's honesty with one's self or what, but I do believe there are people who are unable to believe they are worthy of love/joy/forgiveness in exactly the same way there are people incapable of empathy and remorse.

On the other hand, I see people walking around with 20+ years of sobriety dealing with things I can't imagine forgiving myself for.  I have trouble with the embarasment [sic] I made of myself coming on to guys who weren't my boyfriend and those who were someobody else's.  My former grandsponsor was unable to save her three-year-old from burning to death because she was loaded.  
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 18, 2011, 10:59:31 AM
Well, that's the thing.  That's why I said not intensely self-destructive at first.  The addiction is going to destroy your self-worth.  And if you believe you could stop, then every bad thing about the addiction becomes all your fault, so people rationalize it in the other direction, in addition to the actual physical inability to escape it.

But if you could remove the addiction fairly cleanly through a simple external means, then you'd have a far better chance at getting that person into meaningful therapy.  If you caught it early enough, the therapy might not be necessary.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on February 18, 2011, 01:23:18 PM
Even though I do not generally care for Gladwell, I like this article (http://www.gladwell.com/2006/2006_02_13_a_murray.html) I read a few weeks ago, also linked in the MeFi thread.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 18, 2011, 02:46:21 PM
BUT SOCIALISM WHARGARBL
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on February 18, 2011, 02:57:23 PM
...Trust and believe that when the day comes that the mortgage is paid off and my retirement is comfortably funded and no one needs me to take care of them, I'm throwing pillows on the floor and turning the place into an opium den.
...

If I outlive my wife and my son is doing great and I'm healthy enough and on my last legs I am so joining you.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on February 18, 2011, 02:58:57 PM
Even though I do not generally care for Gladwell, I like this article (http://www.gladwell.com/2006/2006_02_13_a_murray.html) I read a few weeks ago, also linked in the MeFi thread.

sounds like ira hayes
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on February 18, 2011, 03:01:38 PM
...Trust and believe that when the day comes that the mortgage is paid off and my retirement is comfortably funded and no one needs me to take care of them, I'm throwing pillows on the floor and turning the place into an opium den.
...

If I outlive my wife and my son is doing great and I'm healthy enough and on my last legs I am so joining you.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on February 18, 2011, 03:05:16 PM
Excellent!  It's a conditional date then :detta:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on February 18, 2011, 04:40:44 PM
I think we should plan on a BC Old Folks Home with surviving members pooling their resources for a nice long opium binge.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 18, 2011, 04:54:41 PM
Damn it, but I don't want opium.  I want . . . .



Well, maybe by then I'll think of something.  A quiet nap in a sunbeam, maybe.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on February 18, 2011, 05:35:11 PM
I was watching Man vs Food the other night and I think it cinched it for us where our next vacation will be.

Seattle.

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on February 18, 2011, 05:49:10 PM
Ooh, where'd he go? 
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on February 18, 2011, 06:08:05 PM
Ooh, where'd he go? 

Some place where they poured a giant silver bowl of crab, sausage, corn and stuff directly onto the table and then gave you hammers. A place called Red Mill that apparently serves some awesome hamburgers and then some breakfast place where he tried to eat a 12 egg omelet, Beth's cafe?

But the crab - man, I could eat a metric butt tonne of crab.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on February 18, 2011, 06:09:31 PM
Oh, The Crab Pot!

Sadly, I've never been to any of those 3 places.  I've never even heard of Beth's Cafe.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on February 18, 2011, 06:30:35 PM
Oh, The Crab Pot!

Sadly, I've never been to any of those 3 places.  I've never even heard of Beth's Cafe.

Go forth and recon.: http://www.bethscafe.com/ (http://www.bethscafe.com/)

There appears to be a giant fucking chicken on top:

(http://www.bethscafe.com/images/photos/chicken.jpg)

Should make it easy to spot.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on February 18, 2011, 06:40:09 PM
Quote
So for great grub and a real taste of Seatle

 :huh:

Anyway, yes!  Come out!  I will definitely take some time off if desired and show you guys around!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on February 18, 2011, 07:35:23 PM
...

(http://www.bethscafe.com/images/photos/chicken.jpg)

Should make it easy to spot.

Cock LOL!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on February 18, 2011, 08:16:58 PM
RED MILL! :drool:

Steve and I will escort you all there...  :D
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on February 23, 2011, 05:40:14 AM
I suspect someone turned up the gravity whilst I slept last night.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on February 23, 2011, 09:40:38 AM
RED MILL! :drool:

Steve and I will escort you all there...  :D

Trust these people when they promise to lead you to food.   :thumbsup:

And Seattle in general is good stuff.  I've enjoyed myself both times I've been out, and haven't even been to Red Mill yet!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on February 27, 2011, 09:17:54 PM
Can somebody please explain this bullshit (http://ronconte.wordpress.com/2011/02/20/unnatural-sexual-acts-as-marital-foreplay/) to me?  How is it physically possible to have procreative sex without any of the listed "unnatural" acts?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 27, 2011, 10:14:31 PM
It's nonsense, is what it is.

First of all, it inevitably becomes the worst kind of application of technical arguments to actual situations.  Oops, I touched your breast with my hand!  And one of us probably enjoyed that slightly!  Now this entire act of procreative love is permanently tainted!  Any child that results will surely be detested by God! 

I mean, seriously, you're not allowed to have dirty thoughts even while having sex.

Second, it just reinforces the not usually quite so strong argument that you shouldn't take advice on sex from people who have taken a vow not to ever have sex.  They talk about it like they know nothing about how it actually works.  It's like hearing Fifth Graders talk about it.  Except that it's embarrassing when it's adults talking, and offensive when they're judgmental.

Third, the procreative and unitive arguments have never been very good.  I used to hear all kinds of arguments in favor of them back when I was in school, and I never heard anything even vaguely convincing, nothing but appeals to the lamest scripture or the most painful rationalizations.

Fourth, this is one of the stronger examples of bad algebraic morality.  The church has thought so long and hard about morality, much of said thought done by laborious but not exceptional thinkers, that it worked too hard to set up these Connect The Dots rules.  That never works, and you'll notice that as far as the religion in question goes God never tried it.  Rather arrogant for humans to think they're smarter. 

When you try to apply those formulae of morality, you always run into these idiotic situations.  And then people say, well, it says black equals white and that this ridiculous course of action makes sense, so it must make sense!  Those are not people you can trust.

However.  In theory, under controlled laboratory conditions -- and possibly even in missionary position in the dark -- it should be possible to get a woman pregnant without extraneous contact.  With most couples, this wouldn't possibly include full penetration.  (Mind you, dirty talk or fantasizing would not be allowed.) 

So, yes, according to these rules, as a practical matter all children are conceived in sin.  Well, except Mary and maybe Jesus.  But in Catholicism a sin isn't necessarily so bad; it's a sin that isn't properly repented that's a killer.

:twocents:

:soapbox:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on February 27, 2011, 10:53:14 PM
Good answer! The last part is most telling - sinning isn't good, but confess and everything's going to be just fine. That's not what they actually taught me in school, but it was what I simplified it down to (and according to the Church's rules, I was an fully functioning member of the faith).

There's the idea that love totally separate from lust, and that they're antithetical. One's a force of the universe, and the other is an awful sin. :shrug: You're reality may vary from that; mine certainly does.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on February 27, 2011, 11:32:39 PM
I'm having trouble keeping track of all of Anne Hathaway's dress changes.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on February 27, 2011, 11:36:56 PM
That gives a rather pedestrian connotation to "wardrobe malfunction."
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on February 27, 2011, 11:39:40 PM
Jennifer Hudson's dress could have counted as a wardrobe malfunction all by itself. :hoss: approves.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: First Post on February 27, 2011, 11:45:20 PM
Sometimes she almost wins me over but then I remember she's a snitch bitch and I just can't (Hathaway, not Hudson).

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on February 28, 2011, 12:21:44 AM
Can somebody please explain this bullshit (http://ronconte.wordpress.com/2011/02/20/unnatural-sexual-acts-as-marital-foreplay/) to me?  How is it physically possible to have procreative sex without any of the listed "unnatural" acts?

Celibate priests and scholars dictating sex acts in marriage. Me thinks doth protest too much.  :lol:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on February 28, 2011, 12:41:02 AM
she's a snitch bitch

 :confused: - she put the dime on her boyfriend? I thought the feds had him before her.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on February 28, 2011, 12:45:03 AM
Sometimes she almost wins me over but then I remember she's a snitch bitch and I just can't (Hathaway, not Hudson).

Really?

No, really?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on February 28, 2011, 12:54:39 AM
Can somebody please explain this bullshit (http://ronconte.wordpress.com/2011/02/20/unnatural-sexual-acts-as-marital-foreplay/) to me?  How is it physically possible to have procreative sex without any of the listed "unnatural" acts?

Wow, that was boring. :yawn:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: First Post on February 28, 2011, 12:55:17 AM
1 (http://www.celebrityhonkers.com/gossip/comment/2866/anne-hathaway-rated-out-boyfriend-to-the.html), 2 (http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/people,1111,did-anne-hathaway-help-fbi-with-boyfriends-arrest,33227) (no relation), 3 (http://www.hecklerspray.com/did-anne-hathaway-grass-her-shady-boyfriend-to-the-feds/200814994.php)

I realize my morals differ from most here, and I am not defending what the dude did, but she was involved enough not to have plausible deniability, and personally I don't particularly care for that sort of bullshit among people who are supposed to be in a relationship. Do I understand why she'd do it? Sure, but it's just not a good look.



Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on February 28, 2011, 01:01:37 AM
(no relation),

:galm:

Evidence is pretty thin, there. All little snarky remarks by Follieri's buddies. I guess it's all in the timing, which is I agree really suspicious.

ETA: I'm annoyed that Crikey Shit! Look At Anne Hathaway's Hooters! Look At Them! is not on Netflix Instant Play yet.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on February 28, 2011, 01:05:13 AM
So what do you think she should have done, Post, assuming she wasn't down with what he was doing?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: First Post on February 28, 2011, 01:16:17 AM
Omerta. You lawyer up and don't say shit. Law of the streets. She could have left him earlier if she didn't like it.

Again I understand the motivation, I mean she wouldn't have been hosting the Oscars if she'd done that.

To me it's not really worth debating, other than I'm happy to be old enough for distrust to trump lust cause it sure saves me a lot of trouble in life.

(eta the real Oscar controversy is the decision not to include Corey Haim in the deathroll. That's right up there with Guru from Gang Starr being snubbed on the Grammy one)



Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on February 28, 2011, 04:31:31 AM
They also left out Peter Graves, Barbara Billingsley and Betty Garrett, who all had considerable film credentials -- another example of actors who the Academy snubs because it views them as being more known for their television work.

Stupid.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 28, 2011, 06:11:31 AM
Peter Graves was in Airplane!, for crying out loud.  This year's Oscar winners will be lucky if they're half as popular and half as influential for half as long.

As for Hathaway, her real crime is picking shitty boyfriends, which I say not out of jealousy (honestly) but mostly because it's such a lame cliche, and she seemed smarter than that.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 28, 2011, 06:15:34 AM
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sinning isn't good, but confess and everything's going to be just fine

Well, not exactly -- and this is important to me only because I constantly see Protestants bashing Catholics on this basis, which is just thoughtless parroted BS.  In Catholicism you have to repent, not just confess.  You have to be sorry for what you did, or at least try to be sorry and mend your ways.  The best repenting includes a meaningful act of pennance, although a lot of the clergy still favors indulgences in the form of obeisance to the church.  Mumbling a rosary probably does little to improve the spirit.

Faith over works isn't really better than the algebraic morality in question.  You have to BE good in order to be good.  It's a process, not a state of grace, in this life.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on March 01, 2011, 01:39:17 PM
kiwi humor . .

http://www.trademe.co.nz/a.aspx?id=357989041

gotta give the guy a hand. :lol:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 01, 2011, 04:52:14 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap: awesome
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on March 01, 2011, 05:08:27 PM
:rollin:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on March 01, 2011, 05:20:20 PM
Wow. That's a pretty cool backyard to have. Nice rock formation, but not a good location relative to their roof.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: ivan on March 04, 2011, 09:06:32 PM
So, I think probably by now everyone here has read Matt Taibbi's Truther sendup. He wrote it in 2006, and it's been quoted a lot. I quote it again below. Yesterday I wanted my son to read it, so I went hunting for it. Problem is, a lot of old articles seem to have been removed from Rolling Stone's site. But I did turn up a blog post by Taibbi about the original column, where he reprints "the plan". In this post, he talks about the response he got from Truthers (who probably comprise a healthy fraction of the RS readership). What cracked me up were the comments on this post -- the same Truthers doggedly driving their point home. The post and comments are 5 years old, but of course Truthers are alive and well. The reason I wanted my son to read this is because last year he had an instructor at college who is a Truther.

Here it is: http://warisacrime.org/node/14403 (http://warisacrime.org/node/14403).

Apologies, of course, to any Truthers or skeptics in our midst. (http://www.ivandavidoff.com/misc/unsure.gif)

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BUSH: So, what's the plan again?

CHENEY: Well, we need to invade Iraq and Afghanistan. So what we've decided to do is crash a whole bunch of remote-controlled planes into Wall Street and the Pentagon, say they're real hijacked commercial planes, and blame it on the towelheads; then we'll just blow up the buildings ourselves to make sure they actually fall down.

RUMSFELD: Right! And we'll make sure that some of the hijackers are agents of Saddam Hussein! That way we'll have no problem getting the public to buy the invasion.

CHENEY: No, Don, we won't.

RUMSFELD: We won't?

CHENEY: No, that's too obvious. We'll make the hijackers al-Qaeda and then just imply a connection to Iraq.

RUMSFELD: But if we're just making up the whole thing, why not just put Saddam's fingerprints on the attack?

CHENEY: (sighing) It just has to be this way, Don. Ups the ante, as it were. This way, we're not insulated if things go wrong in Iraq. Gives us incentive to get the invasion right the first time around.

BUSH: I'm a total idiot who can barely read, so I'll buy that. But I've got a question. Why do we need to crash planes into the Towers at all? Since everyone knows terrorists already tried to blow up that building complex from the ground up once, why don't we just blow it up like we plan to anyway, and blame the bombs on the terrorists?

RUMSFELD: Mr. President, you don't understand. It's much better to sneak into the buildings ourselves in the days before the attacks, plant the bombs, and then make it look like it was exploding planes that brought the buildings down. That way, we involve more people in the plot, stand a much greater chance of being exposed, and needlessly complicate everything!

CHENEY: Of course, just toppling the Twin Towers will never be enough. No one would give us the war mandate we need if we just blow up the Towers. Clearly, we also need to shoot a missile at a small corner of the Pentagon to create a mightily underpublicized additional symbol of international terrorism -- and then, obviously, we need to fake a plane crash in the middle of fucking nowhere somewhere in rural Pennsylvania.

RUMSFELD: Yeah, it goes without saying that the level of public outrage will not be sufficient without that crash in the middle of fucking nowhere.

CHENEY: And the Pentagon crash -- we'll have to do it in broad daylight and say it was a plane, even though it'll really be a cruise missile.

BUSH: Wait, why do we have to use a missile?

CHENEY: Because it's much easier to shoot a missile and say it was a plane. It's not easy to steer a real passenger plane into the Pentagon. Planes are hard to come by.

BUSH: But aren't we using two planes for the Twin Towers?

CHENEY: Mr. President, you're missing the point. With the Pentagon, we use a missile, and say it was a plane.

BUSH: Right, but I'm saying, why don't we just use a plane and say it was a plane? We'll be doing that with the Twin Towers, right?

CHENEY: Right, but in this case, we use a missile. (Throws hands up in frustration) Don, can you help me out here?

RUMSFELD: Mr. President, in Washington, we use a missile because it's sneakier that way. Using an actual plane would be too obvious, even though we'll be doing just that in New York.

BUSH: Oh, okay.

RUMSFELD: The other good thing about saying that it was a passenger jet is that that way, we have to invent a few hundred fictional victims and account for a nonexistent missing crew and plane. It's always better when you leave more cover story to invent, more legwork to do, and more possible holes to investigate. Doubt, legwork, and possible exposure -- you can't pull off any good conspiracy without them.

BUSH: You guys are brilliant! Because if there's one thing about Americans -- they won't let a president go to war without a damn good reason. How could we ever get the media, the corporate world, and our military to endorse an invasion of a secular Iraqi state unless we faked an attack against New York at the hands of a bunch of Saudi religious radicals? Why, they'd never buy it. Look at how hard it was to get us into Vietnam, Iraq the last time, Kosovo?

CHENEY: Like pulling teeth!

RUMSFELD: Well, I'm sold on the idea. Let's call the Joint Chiefs, the FAA, the New York and Washington DC fire departments, Rudy Giuliani, all three networks, the families of a thousand fictional airline victims, MI-5, the FBI, FEMA, the NYPD, Larry Eagleburger, Osama bin Laden, Noam Chomsky and the fifty thousand other people we'll need to pull this off. There isn't a moment to lose!

BUSH: Don't forget to call all of those Wall Street hotshots who donated $100 million to our last campaign. They'll be thrilled to know that we'll be targeting them for execution as part of our thousand-tentacled modern-day bonehead Reichstag scheme! After all, if we're going to make martyrs -- why not make them out of our campaign paymasters? Shit, didn't the Merrill Lynch guys say they needed a refurbishing in their New York offices?

RUMSFELD: Oh, they'll get a refurbishing, all right. Just in time for the "Big Wedding"!

ALL THREE: (cackling) Mwah-hah-hah!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on March 04, 2011, 09:28:26 PM
:lol:

I hadn't seen that before.

I do think the mostest officialest version of things is skewed, but not to Truther levels.  I think they didn't try very hard to prevent the terrorist act they knew was highly probable, and I do think it's because they were waiting for an excuse, but I don't think they ever suspected anything as big as what did happen.  And I think there was something wrong with how the WTC was constructed -- it wouldn't be the first time, even for that neighborhood.  And I think they were jackasses in how they incompetently covered their asses afterward with their No One Could Have Imagined This weak-ass BS.

But they weren't behind it, no, and if the Bushies had intended to fly planes into the WTC, why would they need to actually drop the buildings anyway?  And you don't use thermite to drop a building.  Yadda yadda.

I believe they were dumb enough and overconfident enough to hatch a really bad conspiracy, but there are still limits.  A lot of Truther stuff veers pretty quickly into Lizard People and Tornado Machine territory.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: ivan on March 05, 2011, 12:59:41 AM
:lol:
And I think there was something wrong with how the WTC was constructed -- it wouldn't be the first time, even for that neighborhood.

Yes.

The razor of Occam agrees, too, I think.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on March 05, 2011, 05:41:33 PM
My, how times have changed, eh? I don't remember ever reading that either, but I read so much of that stuff back at the time it all kind of runs together. I have mixed feelings on the Truthers. I appreciate their questioning of the official word, but their refusal to accept answers belittles that appreciation.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on March 07, 2011, 05:12:21 PM
I liked my conspiracy theory better.  It was Amtrack.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on March 07, 2011, 06:25:02 PM
If it were Amtrak, there's no way the planes would have all arrived on the same day.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on March 08, 2011, 04:04:55 PM
Happy Mardi Gras!

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Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on March 08, 2011, 04:32:47 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2543/4228069597_6d8c76beb3.jpg)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on March 08, 2011, 05:29:11 PM
Leaving in 25 minutes for gumbo and beignets with Dad and the fam.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 08, 2011, 06:21:56 PM
Yay! :clap:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on March 08, 2011, 07:59:54 PM
 :detta:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on March 15, 2011, 10:22:29 PM
The line about passing a Continuing Resolution for three weeks because of a week's vacation is completely transparent to me. They just don't want to give anybody the chance to use the line about the government shutting down on April Fools' Day.
 
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on March 17, 2011, 10:59:19 PM
Michigan protests:
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20110316/NEWS04/103160340/0/ELANSING02/Thousands-union-supporters-Capitol-Take-Michigan-Back-?odyssey=nav|head
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on March 18, 2011, 05:23:57 AM
Yep yep.  A couple of my clerks have gone to those.  I haven't made it to a protest, but I've given them time off to go protest, so I sort of feel like I've done something or other.

Our local paper's website is generally pretty embarrassing, though.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on April 03, 2011, 08:11:19 PM
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2009/04/07/65662/taboo-removal-in-china-tattoos.html


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BEIJING — While getting a tattoo in Mandarin characters may be all the rage among some Westerners, particularly basketball stars, in the ink parlors in this part of the world some of the panache goes to those who get tattoos in English.

"It's better looking and simpler than Chinese," said Zhang Hui, as he pulled his shirt off to display his former girlfriend's name tattooed in Roman letters between his shoulder blades.

....

On the walls were photos of tattoos, some in English, like "PrayGod" and "Love & Honesty." One said "SaintSinner," with the "n" spelled backward, either with a stylistic purpose or by mistake.

"There are many people wanting 'Jesus' or 'church.' Christians like 'Jesus'," he said.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: ivan on April 15, 2011, 01:43:41 PM
I don't know what the Yelp/BC Venn diagram looks like, but this is funny: Ernest Hemingway, Yelper (http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2011/3/22buckey.html).
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 15, 2011, 02:43:48 PM
:galm: :rollin: :galm: :detta:


Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on April 17, 2011, 12:17:12 AM
Apparently there is a standard of service at my in-law's house that was not being met this afternoon. Unfortunately, it was my wife sitting in her mom's office trying to fix a problem with their cell phone, rather than an usual tenant, so extreme measures became necessary. I first became aware of the issue from overhearing my wife telling the customer service rep that the reason that she had screamed was that she is unaccustomed to a squirrel rapping with both front paws to inform people that the water dish that they prefer to drink from, instead of from the koi pond, or the three arcs of constantly flowing water into the pond, was empty and this lack of tolerable behavior really had to be ended at once.

"Mr. Squirrel"'s needs were dealt with nearly immediately once the chortles died down.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on April 17, 2011, 12:34:34 AM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on April 17, 2011, 02:16:35 AM
 :rollin:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on April 17, 2011, 07:30:41 AM
 :lol: Demanding squirrel demands service.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 17, 2011, 09:47:40 AM
:galm: See? they can be trained! Humans, I mean. :galm:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on April 21, 2011, 04:00:41 PM
Stoat!  My new couch?  Is a Sactional from LoveSac (http://www.lovesac.com/).  Didn't you have one of their giant Sacs?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on April 21, 2011, 04:02:40 PM
Ooh, did you get the purple furry one?  Pimptastic.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on April 21, 2011, 04:08:25 PM
Not for the couch - I went with the staid red herringsuede. (The mirror image of this one (http://www.lovesac.com/sactionals/6series-sactionals-4cushion-sectional-chaise-red-herringsuede-covers.html), actually.) My future Sac, though...?  I'm actually kind of digging the funky brocade.  Dammit, I know I saw one in brocade at the store.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on April 21, 2011, 07:02:59 PM
:galm: Giant Sacs :galm:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on April 21, 2011, 07:23:44 PM
Stoat!  My new couch?  Is a Sactional from LoveSac (http://www.lovesac.com/).  Didn't you have one of their giant Sacs?

I have the cheaper Cord a roys version.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on April 25, 2011, 09:13:28 AM
I was at Panera yesterday meeting a friend for coffee and accidentally on purpose brought home ALL THE (sweet) THINGS.   :huh:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on April 25, 2011, 02:06:18 PM
Your sweetness dwarfs them though.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on April 25, 2011, 04:51:14 PM
 :shy:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on April 25, 2011, 05:54:56 PM
You should go to Panera and tell them that, in fact.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on April 25, 2011, 08:03:20 PM
You should go to Panera and tell them that, in fact.

And then demand that they make their sweets at least close to your sweetness.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on April 25, 2011, 08:17:40 PM
You should go to Panera and tell them that, in fact.

And then demand that they make their sweets at least close to your sweetnessj00 Thw33t-neyuth.

/f1x3d
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on April 25, 2011, 09:16:35 PM
Your sweetness dwarfs them though.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 25, 2011, 10:04:26 PM
I son'r knoq id sat,mn pidfjbut.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on April 25, 2011, 11:10:40 PM
:trance:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on April 26, 2011, 12:10:43 AM
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And then demand that they make their sweets at least close to your house.

FTFY.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on April 26, 2011, 06:10:05 AM
Google's logo is creeping me out. I know it's just birds, but there's something disturbing about it. Norman Bates factor, I think.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mybabysmomma on April 26, 2011, 08:14:28 AM
My daughter is apparently part shark.  Her permanent teeth are coming in but her baby teeth aren't coming out so she currently has two rows of teeth.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on April 26, 2011, 08:24:22 AM
Cool. We may be witnessing an evolutionary advancement.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mybabysmomma on April 26, 2011, 09:03:08 AM
I should also mention that she can make the "s" sound with her tongue sticking out from her teeth.  Sounds like not much but that should be a lisp not a true "s".   Try it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on April 26, 2011, 09:22:37 AM
Redundant dentition, a sign of the nephilim but not necessarily a bad thing.  It runs in my family, too.  Does she have unusual strength, heal faster than a normal person, or have a magical visage?  Extra height is sometimes a giveaway, too, but not as often as you'd think.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 26, 2011, 10:22:43 AM
:galm:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on April 26, 2011, 11:31:20 AM
Lilia has the same thing!  The permanent tooth is just kind of pushing her baby tooth over to the side!  It's hardly loose.  You can see both teeth when she smiles.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on April 26, 2011, 12:34:43 PM
Radiation from Japan.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on April 27, 2011, 10:52:02 AM
Behold the power of Craig's List!  Put the sleeper sofa up yesterday free to a good home and it is gone today.  And :hoss: will testify to how heavy that mofo was.

(I know I'm a disappointment and I should have set it on fire.)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on April 27, 2011, 11:09:23 AM
A sleeper sofa that was on fire would have been harder to sell.  Knowing Craigslist, it would've taken a few more hours.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on April 27, 2011, 01:04:24 PM
:galm:

We had one back when we were moving a couple times a year.  People who helped back then still complain about that bitch.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on April 29, 2011, 08:31:41 AM
I think we all know who the star of the royal wedding was...

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Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on April 29, 2011, 08:43:29 AM
Hahahaa, who is she, she's awesome! :galm:

TLC had one of their shows about the wedding hosted by one of Diana's child bridesmaids. She's over forty now, yeah. holy cow. Anyway she told a cute story about how she and another bridesmaid were to fold up the train in a certain way after she got in the carriage after leaving the abbey, and they were so flustered and running behind the clock they just balled the whole thing up. The dress designer (also interviewed) was amused, but he said, yeah, the train was wrecked.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mybabysmomma on April 29, 2011, 09:05:59 AM
trainwrecked
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on April 29, 2011, 09:33:07 AM
Ha!  Oh, super-rich wedding blunders; how precious.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on May 07, 2011, 08:14:57 PM
I don't understand how UPS can be so variable.  I ordered two things this week that both shipped on Wednesday.  Both came from roughly equally far away, OK, the routes aren't the same, yadda yadda.  One arrived yesterday.

The other one left for delivery from a UPS center just over an hour from here . . . at 4 AM this morning.  But it didn't arrive today and isn't projected to arrive until the end of Monday. 

I don't need it before Monday, or anything, but WTF?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mybabysmomma on May 08, 2011, 08:26:48 AM
I don't know but I have been getting notices from them lately that the flooding and etc. is effecting their delivery times.  Maybe that's part of it or maybe it's just your karma.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on May 08, 2011, 08:56:30 AM
Yeahbut, that wouldn't explain the delay in getting here from just outside Grand Rapids.  That town's name is mostly just a name, after all, and I'm like five miles from a major UPS distribution center.

I'm sure there could be some good logistical reason that's just inobvious -- I could even make something up.  But I'm not sure I see the wisdom in the modern style of giving you tracking numbers and letting you see that your package has somehow stalled out just down the road after making it there from Wyoming overnight.  It's just damned irritating and makes the carrier look incompetent.

Incidentally, hands down the consistent fastest deliveries I've seen are from ThinkGeek and American Science & Surplus.  By a huge margin.  Their cheapest shipping options frequently reach me in less than 24 hours.  It's supernatural.  Or perhaps science fiction.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hisey on May 11, 2011, 10:03:26 PM
I've seen this thread countless times.. and tonight I thought it said "Topicles". must be bedtime.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on May 12, 2011, 03:41:22 PM
In an actually not terribly interesting court case (http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20110511/NEWS01/105110347/Ex-Indiana-trooper-gets-5-25-years-for-armed-robbery?odyssey=tab%7Cmostpopular%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE) around here, a former Indiana state trooper was sent to prison for being the "mastermind" of a home invasion.

Mind you, the criminal gang in question invaded the wrong house.

Once again, I find myself objecting to the use of the term "mastermind".
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on May 12, 2011, 04:28:48 PM
(http://1000awesomethings.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/mastermind.jpg)

i really liked that game as a kid.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on May 12, 2011, 04:53:06 PM
In an actually not terribly interesting court case (http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20110511/NEWS01/105110347/Ex-Indiana-trooper-gets-5-25-years-for-armed-robbery?odyssey=tab%7Cmostpopular%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE) around here, a former Indiana state trooper was sent to prison for being the "mastermind" of a home invasion.

Mind you, the criminal gang in question invaded the wrong house.

Once again, I find myself objecting to the use of the term "mastermind".

Well, you did put "mastermind" in quotes.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on May 12, 2011, 04:55:19 PM
This ain't no bobbly-headed doll caper ...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on May 12, 2011, 04:56:37 PM
Quote
Well, you did put "mastermind" in quotes.

Yeah, but only because I was quoting the article.  Most people in this area aren't as ironic as I am.  To their detriment.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on May 12, 2011, 05:53:01 PM
I loved playing Mastermind as a kid too.  I'll have to see if I can find it at my 'rents house.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on May 12, 2011, 06:45:36 PM
I recently bought Mastermind (recently meaning in the past 6 years or so). For some stupid reason they changed the colors of the pegs.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hisey on May 13, 2011, 09:55:10 AM
I'm looking at my listing of approved carriers and one is "Amhof Trucking Inc." Of course I read "Ahmof Trucking".
of course.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on May 13, 2011, 09:56:18 AM
that's not how i read it...

HISSSEEYYYYYY
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hisey on May 13, 2011, 10:04:54 AM
I so do not want to know What You Read.


JOWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on May 13, 2011, 11:07:09 AM
 :lol:

btw mommaw turned 80! there's a good pic of us in here somewhere.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on May 13, 2011, 11:09:39 AM
Mastermind!  Never too early to learn to stereotype the submissive Asian woman!  But a great game, to be sure.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on May 13, 2011, 11:12:44 AM
I'm looking at my listing of approved carriers and one is "Amhof Trucking Inc." Of course I read "Ahmof Trucking".
of course.

OF CUORSE.

Um.

Typo.



Sorry.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hisey on May 13, 2011, 12:27:05 PM
:lol:

btw mommaw turned 80! there's a good pic of us in here somewhere.


I saw it! Y'all look good.  :detta:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on May 18, 2011, 09:12:35 AM
I've been doing a lot of cleaning around here, and yesterday, digging through a cabinet, I found a can of Febreze. It's not the standard stuff, it's some kind of flowery crap my ex-gf must have bought. I sprayed some of it, and realized I didn't care for the smell, so I opened the windows. They stayed open for several hours yesterday. Last night the smell was still bugging me. It was like there was someone in the room wearing too much bad perfume. This morning, it smells like insecticide to me and it's too cold to open the windows. I'm impressed with the smelling power of this stuff, I mean it could probably cover the scent of a dead body, but that shit's going in the trash.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on May 18, 2011, 09:53:48 AM
Febreze has an active ingredient that most people can't smell, but like 5-10% of people can, to varying degrees.  The more strongly you can smell it, the worse it smells.  It has a slightly perfumy, stale solvent sort of smell, and it lingers for a long, long time.

With my stupid sense of smell, I can really smell Febreze.  I totally hate Febreze.  I have two room-sized air filter fans that you can no longer buy non-Febreze filters for, so I have to buy furnace filters and cut them to size. 

When she was in high school, my hellniece used to Febreze my brother's car when she'd been smoking pot, and it meant we could barely drive the thing for days afterward.  Plus, of course, it was a dead giveaway.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on May 28, 2011, 02:31:44 PM
Internets around here are slow as a cold lead fountain today.  Slow at home, slow at work, and downright annoying.

Average of 22 seconds to load the Google start page, and that's without JS.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on June 01, 2011, 01:14:44 PM
Say I have a gas range that needs to be replaced.  Say the delivery company doesn't install gas ranges.  Say my gas provider says they don't service inside the house.  Who's supposed to connect the stove to the gas line?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on June 01, 2011, 01:20:28 PM
If you have the gas line already running into your kitchen, it's pretty easy to do yourself.

You'll just need some thread tape and a wrench.  And if you're really lucky, you can shut off the gas flow from the kitchen too instead of doing it from the basement or some other mysterious hiding place in the house.  It'll take you about 5 minutes or so to hook up.

If you're uncomfortable with that, a plumber will do it for ya.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on June 01, 2011, 01:22:58 PM
A plumber, eh?  I've got another plumbing issue in the same room.  Maybe I can get a two-fer-one.   :hmm:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on June 01, 2011, 01:25:41 PM
Hee.  The local plumber also does HVAC, and I just happen to have something sticky dripping out of one of my vents...

Yes, my house is a disaster.  Why do you ask?  At least I have a cool new couch.  :googily:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on June 01, 2011, 01:51:34 PM
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I just happen to have something sticky dripping out of one of my vents...

Is this going to be a porn-film plumber?


If this is a range-oven combo, make sure it's hooked to the wall with a bracket.  That's pretty standard nowadays, but a lot of times it's not actually connected.  Otherwise the whole schmeer can tilt forward at a particularly god-awful time.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on June 01, 2011, 01:54:49 PM
I don't think I've ever had that problem with the one I have now, but will keep that in mind.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on June 02, 2011, 06:51:44 PM
Spent some time with the nature books today.

The odd nut tree in my backyard is apparently some kind of South American walnut, often called a Chilean Walnut regardless of where it's actually from.  The three-part husk on the nuts seems to be the giveaway.

Those little white flowers that aren't quite snowdrops and aren't quite liverwort?  Apparently they basically are onions, not just growing out of onion-like bulbs.  Related to onions, anyway:  Ipheion (http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Ipheion).

The ones we have around here are as white as any photos of the genus I've found online, but it has the very narrow grass-like leaves.  Probably Ipheion uniflorum.  Which is also originally South American.  Apparently my property has a decidedly southern flair that I wasn't aware of -- maybe I should check the undergrowth for cavies.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on June 02, 2011, 09:56:51 PM
Spent some time with the nature books today.

The odd nut tree in my backyard is apparently some kind of South American walnut, often called a Chilean Walnut regardless of where it's actually from.  The three-part husk on the nuts seems to be the giveaway.

Those little white flowers that aren't quite snowdrops and aren't quite liverwort?  Apparently they basically are onions, not just growing out of onion-like bulbs.  Related to onions, anyway:  Ipheion (http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Ipheion).

The ones we have around here are as white as any photos of the genus I've found online, but it has the very narrow grass-like leaves.  Probably Ipheion uniflorum.  Which is also originally South American.  Apparently my property has a decidedly southern flair that I wasn't aware of -- maybe I should check the undergrowth for cavies.

If you find any, you will have to surrender them at once.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on June 02, 2011, 10:19:37 PM
Fair enough.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on June 07, 2011, 08:02:14 PM
Someone might have just put a giant skillet chocolate chip cookie into the oven to cook.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on June 07, 2011, 08:48:36 PM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What kills me is that I'm not allowing myself cookies or chips or anything good. I'm doing a 15 hour fast cycle and then only eating small amounts of non-sugar foods and water. So far, it's the only thing that's working on the last bit of weight loss.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on June 07, 2011, 09:36:50 PM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What kills me is that I'm not allowing myself cookies or chips or anything good. I'm doing a 15 hour fast cycle and then only eating small amounts of non-sugar foods and water. So far, it's the only thing that's working on the last bit of weight loss.

Which is why you are svelte and hot and I am a beached whale.

But I am a beached whale who just ate a slice of warm giant chocolate chocolate chip cookie.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on June 07, 2011, 10:13:40 PM
I've been exercising and eating about 1500 calories a day or less (occasionally much less) for weeks, and I haven't lost a single pound yet. 

I might've traded some fat for muscle, or not, but the bottom line is that my body still does what it wants.  And it's crazy.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on June 08, 2011, 07:59:11 AM
Someone might have just put a giant skillet chocolate chip cookie into the oven to cook.
!!!!!!!

I'm with ya, Stoat, on the last bit o' weight loss.  I am currently close to the weight at which I was alarmed to find myself 12 or so years ago, which is almost 25 pounds lower than I was especially alarmed to find myself in January.  Basically, I'm down to that last ten pounds that I've been carrying for way too long now and will be the hardest to take off.

I'm trying to stick with what brought me this far - eating fewer calories than I burn five days a week and not counting as militantly the other two - but I'm already feeling calorie-awareness fatigue.  Summer makes it so much less horrible what with the produce, but dammit, warm slices of chocolate chip cookie are still awesome.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on June 08, 2011, 01:22:58 PM
Someone might have just put a giant skillet chocolate chip cookie into the oven to cook.
!!!!!!!

I'm with ya, Stoat, on the last bit o' weight loss.  I am currently close to the weight at which I was alarmed to find myself 12 or so years ago, which is almost 25 pounds lower than I was especially alarmed to find myself in January.  Basically, I'm down to that last ten pounds that I've been carrying for way too long now and will be the hardest to take off.

I'm trying to stick with what brought me this far - eating fewer calories than I burn five days a week and not counting as militantly the other two - but I'm already feeling calorie-awareness fatigue.  Summer makes it so much less horrible what with the produce, but dammit, warm slices of chocolate chip cookie are still awesome.

We can do it ladies! What's extra lulzy is that yesterday morning I was 139. That night I ordered pizza (thin crust, light sauce, cheese) and had 8 squares of it. I had one dram of bourbon on the rocks. This morning BAM! 142. I know even though it was a thin crust pizza, the wheat in both it and the bourbon prolly are what's behind the sudden gain. Pizza makes me puff up every time so cutting out breads, pastas, and other stuff like that might be a good idea. I'm thinking most of it is water weight from my digestive tract dealing with it and it will be gone by tomorrow. The issue, not my digestive tract - Axe.

As a treat, I let myself have 2tbsp of crunchy peanut butter. It totally kills off the craving. Yeah it's sugar (pretty minimal and not added sugar though) and fat, but it's only 190 calories which I burn off every time the pigs make me run downstairs for no reason other than they can. I still to minimal dairy, half servings of protein shakes, and lots of fresh foods/lean meats. My body gets a minimal amount of fat that tells it everything is OK.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What kills me is that I'm not allowing myself cookies or chips or anything good. I'm doing a 15 hour fast cycle and then only eating small amounts of non-sugar foods and water. So far, it's the only thing that's working on the last bit of weight loss.

Which is why you are svelte and hot and I am a beached whale.

But I am a beached whale who just ate a slice of warm giant chocolate chocolate chip cookie.

WAT. Piffle. That's not true for either of us. I have skinny extremities and then POW belly and ass all over the map. I'm built a like a cello. The big thing is that it's OK to have the cookie. Don't punish yourself or get disappointed. No room for negative thinking in one's diet.

I love summer. My appetite dips naturally so it's easier to fight off cravings. Fresh foods including stuff I can grow myself. My tomatoes, let me shows you them:

clak (http://angstoutloud.blogspot.com/2011/06/meanwhile-in-kentucky.html)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on June 08, 2011, 01:36:55 PM
I wonder if I should switch to crunchy from smooth - peanut butter, I'm talking here.  Part of what keeps me dipping the utensil in the container is the mouth feel and with the crunchy, I wouldn't get that.  I suppose it's worth trying once.

It's amazing, though, how much I've cut back my pb consumption since I started counting calories.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on June 08, 2011, 01:44:38 PM
See, I want to eat almost constantly these days, but it's just because I'm in a bad mood.  I want to bite.  I chew a lot of gum, but it's not quite the same.  Popcorn is OK, although sometimes my gums regret it.  For whatever reason, by design or not, the Act II Butter Light microwave popcorn is amazingly low on popcorn skins that get caught in your teeth.  Compared to Orville, especially. 
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on June 08, 2011, 02:17:24 PM
It's amazing, though, how much I've cut back my pb consumption since I started counting calories.

:eek:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on June 08, 2011, 03:39:51 PM
:eek:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on June 08, 2011, 04:41:34 PM
My tomatoes, let me shows you them:

clak (http://angstoutloud.blogspot.com/2011/06/meanwhile-in-kentucky.html)


I was very disappointed to discover that that link showed pictures of tomato plants.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on June 08, 2011, 06:39:22 PM
It's amazing, though, how much I've cut back my pb consumption since I started counting calories.

:eek:

:ttth: Don't I wish there was some pb consumption.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on June 08, 2011, 07:45:39 PM
I wonder if I should switch to crunchy from smooth - peanut butter, I'm talking here.  Part of what keeps me dipping the utensil in the container is the mouth feel and with the crunchy, I wouldn't get that.  I suppose it's worth trying once.

It's amazing, though, how much I've cut back my pb consumption since I started counting calories.

I read something...somewhere...recently that said women (generally) prefer chunky peanut butter and men (generally) prefer smooth. Isn't that odd? My family always had the chunky (Skippy only) and that's still the only type I buy for myself.

I just got home from the grocery store, haven't done a decent trip in a couple weeks. Spent $50 and got a TON of veggies and fruits, plus some other stuff. No meat tho, which I was hoping to get, but I couldn't bring myself to spend the dough right now when I don't have it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on June 08, 2011, 07:47:00 PM
If I'm eating a spoonful, I prefer chunky.  If I'm eating a sandwich, I prefer smooth.  With celery, smooth by a slim margin.  But I don't eat much peanut butter.  I get sick of it really quickly, even if it's fresh.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on June 08, 2011, 08:37:15 PM
I've always eaten a lot of peanut butter. Too much, no doubt, but I love peanuts.

I ate Skippy brand growing up, but switched to Jif at some point. It's been so long since I switched, I can't remember the reason now. I always buy chunky.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on June 08, 2011, 08:39:01 PM
Mmmm, almond butter, especially the kind with honey...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on June 08, 2011, 08:47:40 PM
:hmm:

I have always gone for the chunk. Started eating unsalted/unsugared peanut butter in, like, 1970, so honestly something like smooth Jif right now tastes like salted cake frosting to me. Ugh.

And plus you know Jif is too close to Jiz which, hmm, no.

CHOOSY MOTHERS
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on June 08, 2011, 09:20:50 PM
I would totally eat it if it tasted like salted cake frosting.

Jif, I mean.



I often crave peanuts, but then after not very much I decide they don't taste quite the way I thought they would.  They're awesome as punctuation -- in Chex mix, say, except the store-bought Chex mix is fairly crapulous -- but by themselves, I get sick of them.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: First Post on June 08, 2011, 09:22:39 PM
Our household was always smooth Jif.

Elvis preferred Skippy, but he also was a lifetime Pepsi guy so who knows.



Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on June 08, 2011, 09:40:13 PM
He ate his peanut butter with fried bananas (good) or mayonnaise (no thanks), too, if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on June 08, 2011, 09:42:53 PM
I like my peanut butter like I like my women.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on June 08, 2011, 09:47:28 PM
You and George Washington Carver.







To be honest, when I was a kid I was always more impressed that he built an accurate working clock from scratch.  The clock was not made of peanuts, but there may have been some peanuts in there somewhere.  I never heard for sure.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on June 08, 2011, 10:31:21 PM
I like my peanut butter like I like my women.

On a cracker?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on June 08, 2011, 10:33:26 PM
I like my peanut butter like I like my women.

Brown and oily?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on June 08, 2011, 11:26:43 PM
Our household was always smooth Jif.

Elvis preferred Skippy, but he also was a lifetime Pepsi guy so who knows.





Jif creamy house, representing East Coast. The jar - am sheltered so NO TEASING - of crunchy I bought was the first crunchy I've ever had. My mom had a super strict no-crunch policy on the pb. Well she's nuts, so F all that. I bought that jar of crunchy AND I AM NEVER LOOKING BACK.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on June 09, 2011, 01:58:42 AM
Grandma Bry would make me peanut butter sandwiches with Jif Creamy and butter on frozen bread, then cut it into 4 pieces. By the time it got to the table, the bread was cold, not frozen. Grandmas are the best.  :love:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on June 09, 2011, 07:52:33 AM
Grams are the best.  It makes me very sad to know I'll never again have my gram's fried eggs or ham & cheese sandwiches.  AND she always had Tastykakes.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on June 09, 2011, 11:05:12 AM
In a jar in my cupboard?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on June 09, 2011, 11:20:54 AM
In a jar in my cupboard?

:galm:

Tastes great combined with chocolate?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on June 09, 2011, 12:46:10 PM
Mmmm, almond butter, especially the kind with honey...

We usually have almond butter.  We've done cashew butter too.  Good stuff.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on June 09, 2011, 06:51:48 PM
Always chunky peanut butter; and Coke, never Pepsi unless I HAVE TO because Buffalo is a Pepsi town and all the restaurants say "Sorry, do you mind Pepsi?" when you ask for Coke. GRRRR.

I found losing weight much easier when I made sure to feel that I wasn't depriving myself. This involved chocolate and red wine; butter, never margarine; and blue cheese dressing on my salads. Mmmm. Oh and those wasabi/soy sauce flavored almonds, OH YEAH.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on June 09, 2011, 09:02:46 PM
:lol:  Wasabi is like strychnine to my kind.  And bleu / blue cheese is right on the edge -- a tiny amount goes a loooong way for people like me.

My hatred of throwing food away definitely makes me eat too much.  If it's not enough to put in the fridge, or if I'm afraid I won't get around to reheating it before it goes bad, etc, then I usually eat it.  I rarely feel hungry / stop feeling hungry, so I basically eat until I stop.  But I have to pay attention or I just keep eating once I start until the food is gone.

This is why I have many days of very little food but occasional days of six meals' worth.  I am of this world but not entirely in it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mybabysmomma on June 10, 2011, 07:29:35 AM
My SO typically only eats one big meal a day.  I snack all day long or go for long periods (realtively) without eating.  My daughter has NO chance of having a healthy relationship with food.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hisey on June 11, 2011, 07:30:02 PM


Jif creamy house, representing East Coast. The jar - am sheltered so NO TEASING - of crunchy I bought was the first crunchy I've ever had. My mom had a super strict no-crunch policy on the pb. Well she's nuts, so F all that. I bought that jar of crunchy AND I AM NEVER LOOKING BACK.
oh yes. definitely. CHUNKY
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: robin on June 27, 2011, 09:27:40 PM
hi Hisey!  it's me!  hay, did you ever try a pb and tomato sandwich? :hisey: sounds strange but it's really good !
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on June 28, 2011, 08:51:37 AM
Slippy, Robin, Hisey...BC be rollin old skool!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on June 28, 2011, 11:21:36 AM
hi Hisey!  it's me!  hay, did you ever try a pb and tomato sandwich? :hisey: sounds strange but it's really good !

I'm up for it :knotty:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on June 28, 2011, 04:25:37 PM
 :knotty:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on July 01, 2011, 07:04:35 AM
This is a weird little story. Over the past year or so, when I will step outside into the backyard late at night, when it's really quiet, I will occasionally hear this dog barking a really weird type of barking noise, like it's injured or something. It sounds like it's not much more than a puppy.

It didn't seem odd at first, but then the direction of the sound started changing. At first I just thought someone had a new puppy and they were keeping it outside, and it was begging to get in.

About a month ago, my neighbor mentioned hearing a dog barking, and she said it sounded hurt or something, and her husband went out in the woods behind our houses looking for it, but couldn't find anything. A couple nights ago, I couldn't sleep, and woke up at like 4 a.m. I walked outside and again heard the same sound, only this time it sounded like it was in the woods, right behind my house, echoing through the woods real eerie like.

Oh, also I should add that the sound freaks out my cat. He'll look out in the direction the sound is coming from, and stare for a minute, and then quickly head inside the house  :lol:

If it was a real puppy, it seems like it would have aged over the last year and not sound the same anymore. My only logical conclusion is Ghost Puppy.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 01, 2011, 07:38:03 AM
There are quite a few animals that can bark almost like a dog, so it may just be a wild animal.  If you're hearing like half a dozen barks, then a pause, then half a dozen barks, like that, it's probably a fox declaring territory.

Coyotes can bark, and so can prairie dogs, but if you hear coyotes bark you'll probably hear them howl on occasion, and if you hear prairie dogs bark you'll probably hear them whistle sometimes.

I've read that some kinds of squirrels (et al) can bark and sound like small dogs, but I've never heard one I would mistake for a dog.  Still, in your area, I have no idea.  When I lived in Florida there were lizards out there that barked surprisingly doggishly.

:shrug:

Could be, you know, a dog, too.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on July 01, 2011, 07:56:35 AM
I was wondering if foxes barked, but I thought, "nahhhhh". That's probably what the sound is. Here's a video of a fox barking (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIR8RtI9kaw), and it sounds pretty close to what I was hearing, but it seems a little different, not quite enough like a dog. But I definitely have foxes out there. I saw what looked like a dead coyote on the side of the road here once, and according to the videos I just watched, they can make a pretty wide variety of sounds, but I've never heard one howling around here, so I would lean more towards it being a fox.

I'm glad I brought it up. It was such a weird thing, I was a little hesitant to mention it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on July 01, 2011, 08:07:04 AM
I am going to vote ghost dog.

That was my first thought.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on July 01, 2011, 08:12:39 AM
I know, I'd kinda like to go with ghost dog too. I'm a little disappointed.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 01, 2011, 11:30:10 AM
Apparently coydogs don't howl.  I did not know that.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on July 01, 2011, 05:48:20 PM
Mine does.  She taught Bear how to howl too.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on July 01, 2011, 05:56:13 PM
You have a coydog?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on July 01, 2011, 06:00:13 PM
Several vets have speculated that Scooter is a coydog.  Probably at least 25%.  She from the fourth litter of a couple strays that the group home that my retarded sister in law was staying in.  Tons of coyotes in the area and the vets have all said that the appears to be a dog-coyote hybrid.  Don't have DNA testing or any proof though, just speculation on the part of professionals.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 02, 2011, 10:46:26 AM
It's entirely possible.  In a lot of parts of the country, all the coyotes are actually hybrids now.

Kind of mysterious that it's a fairly recent development, over the last 25 years or so.  :shrug:  When I was at UVM, coydogs were comparatively rare in the wild.  We must've passed some critical mass moment.  Maybe urban encroachment finally got to the point where coyotes found it easier to just get with dogs rather than find other coyotes.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on July 02, 2011, 01:38:06 PM
Quote
Breeding experiments in Germany with poodles and coyotes, as well as with wolves, jackals and later on with the resulting dog-coyote hybrids showed a decrease in fertility and significant communication problems as well as an increase of genetic diseases after three generations of interbeeding between the hybrids, unlike with wolfdogs. This suggests that genetic mutations could be the problem.

Yes, Germany. Where else?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 02, 2011, 05:43:55 PM
:hmm:  It may be that it took this long for a successful hybrid to arise.  Coyotes are extremely successful in their niche, but they're a low-population animal.  Adult groups are rarely larger than three (a mated pair and one offspring, who eventually leaves and is replaced by a younger sibling), where as dog hybrids, of course, are equally happy solo or packed up.  Coyotes maintain territorial boundaries, whereas the hybrids are a lot less predictable.  So once you have robust hybrids, the coyotes are screwed.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on July 02, 2011, 06:03:10 PM
The part about breeding poodles with coyotes didn't even phase you did it? Of all dogs, why a poodle? My theory is the Germans were trying to create a super race of dogs.

1- Take a poodle's bad attitude.

2- Mix it with the adaptability of the coyote.

3- RULE THE WORLD
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 02, 2011, 06:10:54 PM
Jawöhl, mein Fifi!

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 02, 2011, 08:04:51 PM
Poodles, schmoodles.  Give a large swimming dog the chromasomal abnormalities of a hyena and then breed for size, and you could make the Seal Team 6 dogs look like schnauzers.  Just make sure you produce sterile monsters.

But if you want really scary, there are things that can be done with the pig genome.  I'm talking grizzly boars.  There are extinct long-legged pouncing boars with jaws that would make a crocodile shiver.  They swim, climb, jump, eat anything, refuse to die, and can probably bite through a 2x4.  Probably breed like cockroaches, too.  Give me ten million dollars and drugs to suppress my conscience, and I'll give you air-dropped amphibious beach-landing scorched-earth area-denial car-humping armored-skin monsters the size of bears with the personalities of methed-up wolverines.  With a little tinkering, I could probably get them to carry rabies without succumbing to it, too.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: unclejessie on July 02, 2011, 08:28:37 PM
I assume they'll taste good too?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on July 02, 2011, 08:33:05 PM
The bacon would probably be chewy, which is okay by me, as long as it crisps up a little around the edges.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 02, 2011, 09:42:56 PM
Cut it thin, it'll crisp up just fine.  I don't see why not.

Hmm.  Modern relative, the Giant Forest Hog (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_Forest_Hog), a seven-foot, 600-lb omnivore that will chase hyenas away from a kill.  Note that it's easily tamed and lives in groups of up to 20 adults.  Easily large enough to ride.  Too big for a housepet.

The prehistoric pig I had in mind (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daeodon), or similar, although now they're saying it may be more closely related to hippos and whales.  Whatever.  I bet it's a psycho that more or less tastes like pork.  Males twelve feet long and well over a ton, predator teeth plus molars for everything from tubers to bones, and that means for crushing bigger bones than any in the human body.  Close relative Entelodon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entelodon) was almost as big.  Both are like 30% more massive than a polar bear, almost twice the mass of a Holstein cow.  Big.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/17/Grössenvergleich_zwischen_Entelodon_und_Mensch.png/220px-Grössenvergleich_zwischen_Entelodon_und_Mensch.png)

I'd almost be tempted to put horns on the thing, too, but it would restrict its movement.  Hippos are pretty much impossible to work with, so I have no idea how easy it would be to domesticate these things without making them too docile, but it would be fun to saddle one if you could trust it.  I would never have to worry about parking again.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 02, 2011, 09:52:51 PM
Here's a charming picture (http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2007/07/tet_zoo_picture_of_the_day_23.php).  Not gross, just kind of an odd . . . not quite endearing picture.

If you read the short article, you'll see these things had fangs and shearing premolars like tigers.  When he says "strongly cursorial," that's biology for 'they're really good at running'.

Piggy beasts are nasty.  Even a little peccary has scary teeth:

(http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/8094/2150/1600/PeccaryProfile%5B1%5D.jpg)

Incidentally, that article has a link to an article about one of the truly ugliest creatures in the world, the babirusa (http://darrennaish.blogspot.com/2006/08/deer-pig-raksasa-only-living.html).
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 02, 2011, 10:25:51 PM
Quote from: related article
What were these peccaries doing with their aardvark-like teeth? As usual, we don’t know.

OMG AN HONEST PALEONTOLOGIST :galm: :rollin: :galm:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 02, 2011, 10:32:27 PM
Quote from: yet another article by darren naish
There are three extant peccary species (with the third being Catagonus wagneri, a taxon only discovered in living state in 1974 - go here for more). However, Mark van Roosmalen has reportedly discovered a fourth species recently. The type specimen was eaten however.

:galm:

I really like this guy's writing.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on July 02, 2011, 10:49:19 PM
  I bet it's a psycho that more or less tastes like pork.

The reason why pork tastes like pork, as opposed to say beef, has to do with how their bodies store fat. Pork has a minimal amount of intramuscular fat. It places fat in large deposits around and between major muscle groups. Cows, and other herbivores, store their fat intramuscular, as in veined throughout the muscle masses. The more intricately veined the tastier the beef. That is why the leaner cuts have almost no beefy taste.

Humans store their fat like pigs.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on July 02, 2011, 10:50:48 PM
Long pigs.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on July 02, 2011, 11:00:58 PM
This made me go look up the story of the Wynoochee feral hogs on the Olympic Peninsula out here, reportedly descendents of escaped domesticated pigs -- 10 years ago there were stories in the local papers about it, but Google brings up no actual photos of the Washington beasts (other states, yes, Washington, no). Their sightings seem to be likened to that of catching a glimpse of Bigfoot.

However, you seem to have a problem with them in Michigan.
 (http://www.examiner.com/country-living-in-detroit/new-laws-for-killing-wild-pigs)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 02, 2011, 11:54:10 PM
I keep hearing about Michigan wild pigs, but if there are any in Lansing, the meth addicts must be eating them.

Or maybe the pigs eat the meth addicts and die of poisoning.  :shrug:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 02, 2011, 11:55:10 PM
We had pig for dinner (mmm, bbq'd ribz), and now we're having peaches
(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lnqqv7HWoU1qz7armo1_500.jpg)
Millions of peaches
peaches for free
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: First Post on July 03, 2011, 12:43:25 AM
I've probably talked about the wild hogs taking over out here. The state even declared permanent open season year round on them; they destroy everything in their path and are incredibly damaging to the ecosystem. I have personally seen a few in the 400-500 pound range. A friend in the business says "If it's just one, you got a chance. If there's a pack of 'em, you're fucked."

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on July 03, 2011, 08:40:10 AM
As of July 1st, it's open season year round here too. They can also be baited legally.

I posted this here a while back, didn't I?

(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/mo_d_/hog.jpg)

story (http://www.gon.com/article.php?id=2604&cid=158)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on July 03, 2011, 09:14:59 AM
As of July 1st, it's open season year round here too. They can also be baited legally.

I posted this here a while back, didn't I?

(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q124/mo_d_/hog.jpg)

story (http://www.gon.com/article.php?id=2604&cid=158)

Ah, that makes the whole rattle snake thing make much more sense.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 03, 2011, 02:57:12 PM
Quote from: That article
The Sharpes have been seeing hog sign in the field behind their house for several months

:spittake:

HOG SIGN!


/the bacon must flow
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on July 03, 2011, 11:38:19 PM
 :rollin:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on July 05, 2011, 10:00:24 AM
It knows sign language?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on July 06, 2011, 09:48:42 PM
So... Roger Clemons is on trial for, in part, "Obstruction of Congress."

I snickered every time I heard that phrase this morning. That charge could be used maliciously to much amusement.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on July 06, 2011, 11:17:11 PM
Welllllllll.... I'll let you go this time, but I'm still gonna have to ask you for a bribe....

(http://guildhaven.org/images/chiefwiggum.jpg)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 07, 2011, 12:04:42 AM
Every time I see that, I think Congress of Obstruction.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on July 11, 2011, 11:09:48 AM
My very old neighbor with a very large garden has been in medical care/home for several weeks now. His garden is going a bit haywire. He has another old guy that comes and helps him sometimes.

I went and looked over there today and noticed that there were quite a few tomatoes on his plants that really should be picked. So I got dressed in appropriate gear and went and picked the tomatoes I thought needed to be picked.

I got 2 Five Gallon Buckets of tomatoes.

I spread them out on their tomato holding station. We'll see if I get any of them.

Just FYI a 5 gallon bucket of Tomatoes is FUCKING HEAVY.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 11, 2011, 11:16:04 AM
We didn't even plant tomatoes this year. I gave up. Cannot cope. All the peaches have gone ripe at once this year. It was an all-peach weekend.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on July 11, 2011, 12:12:39 PM
It was an all-peach weekend.

:demo:  :lol:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 11, 2011, 12:30:03 PM
Peach playlist:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on July 11, 2011, 02:13:26 PM
sonnyboy williamson peach orchard mama?

Quote
Peach orchard mama
You swore wasn't nobody gotten near yo' peaches but me
Peach orchard mama-ooo
Swore wasn't nobody got near yo' peaches but me
Well, you want yo' women work in your orchard
When I keep your orchard clean

:eek:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 11, 2011, 03:26:15 PM
:galm: :detta:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on July 20, 2011, 03:33:41 PM
Point of information: Edwin McCain's "Don't Bring Me Down (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54lYRdzHWGE)" is not a cover of Suicidal Tendencies' "You Can't Bring Me Down (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxcJW6bs5os)".

Not even in the same ballpark.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on July 20, 2011, 04:23:19 PM
ELO?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on July 20, 2011, 04:44:39 PM
ELO?

Excessive Lemur Orgasms?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on July 20, 2011, 04:54:31 PM
Excommunicated Libertarian Onanists
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on July 20, 2011, 05:11:36 PM
Extremely Lighthearted Octogenarians
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 20, 2011, 05:37:17 PM
Extremely Lighthearted Octogenarians

Nonsense. They're in their sixties, max.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on July 20, 2011, 05:53:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHAO6btDOKg
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 21, 2011, 12:28:40 AM
So ... talking about calling things into existence by speaking their names out loud?
Styx is coming to the Bowl. Opening for Journey, oddly enough.

I'm just gonna ... stop believin' now.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on July 21, 2011, 08:14:20 AM
Tell Tommy I love him.  You, Dennis DeHmof, opened for Pat Benatar here on Friday.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on July 24, 2011, 04:54:39 PM
I would go to that show. I don't know what YOUR problem is.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on July 25, 2011, 02:25:03 PM
Bacon Ipsum (http://baconipsum.com/)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Psidefect on July 25, 2011, 02:35:01 PM
:galm:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on July 25, 2011, 02:45:22 PM
Now I want to make a band and call it "Meatball Fatback" and sing songs whose lyrics are 100% generated by Bacon Ipsum.

I figure it can be Irish folk traditional fused with Swedish death metal + contemporary Canadian vocals.

Up next on the half-hour death metal hour, Meatball Fatback performs their new single, "Venison Drumstick", from their new album, "Ham Tongue".  Be sure to check them out this summer on tour, supporting Soylent Haggis!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on July 25, 2011, 03:58:08 PM
 :lol: Oh man, that makes me wish I was a designer. I would have to use that.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mrcookieface on July 25, 2011, 04:35:06 PM
 :lol:

Bookmarked!  This will be very handy here in KC.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on July 25, 2011, 05:58:43 PM
One of my coworkers used that today to dummy up some text for a new landing page he was making.  When he showed it to the department that had requested it (just to get their approval of the layout), they asked him, "So, what, were you hungry when you made this or something?"

 :lol:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on July 25, 2011, 08:44:36 PM
I think I love it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on July 25, 2011, 09:16:17 PM
oh yeah, totally usin it from now on

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 25, 2011, 09:26:52 PM
It's pretty good, but I already use Lorax Ipsum anytime I have to write for the trees, who cannot write for themselves.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on July 26, 2011, 01:38:18 PM
Au contraire.  Just attach a writing utensil to a branch, put some paper in the right place, and wait for the wind to work its magic.  I know I've seen "tree art" somewhere.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on July 26, 2011, 03:10:57 PM
:eek:  :lol:


I . . . have some other things I need to do first.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on July 26, 2011, 04:09:01 PM
I have to return some video tapes.

(http://guildhaven.org/images/american_psycho_patrick.jpg)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on August 01, 2011, 05:22:43 PM
TO DO LIST

Change Facebook name to "No One." Like people's statuses...
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on August 01, 2011, 05:57:35 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on August 01, 2011, 07:35:45 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on August 02, 2011, 01:48:34 PM
:rollin:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 04, 2011, 04:06:04 PM
Once again:


SALESPEOPLE:  Please be aware that when you say 'Let me tell you a little bit about myself and where I'm coming from,' the average listener will give you 30 seconds of grace to get through that.  Tops.  No one much cares, and people assume it's a BS spiel meant to buddy-up, anyway.

If you talk for much more than 30 seconds, here, you are just shooting yourself in the foot.  I don't care what anyone told you about being in sales.  Don't do that.  No matter what you say, you will sound stupid and/or cheese-eating.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on October 04, 2011, 04:54:25 PM
I never got that type of line, even when I was the card holder for the library. Maybe women don't fall for that sort of thing as often, or the sales folks were expecting a woman and got me instead and it threw them off their game.

I hope it's not the gender change. If that's enough to confuse you as a salesman, it's time to consider a different profession.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 04, 2011, 05:32:37 PM
I think the sales logic is that it tricks the other person into thinking, Hey, this isn't a salesperson -- it's a regular person!  Just like me!  Or something.

But it's far too recognizeable as patter.  AND it's almost always boring and irrelevant.  And like the last five salespeople I've heard use it then went on to talk about their boring past and personal preferences for at least two or three solid minutes.

Really, you ought to be able to notice when people's eyes glaze over, in that line of work, but that's another whole thing.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 09, 2011, 05:12:02 PM
Customer asked me today if we'd be closed tomorrow. 

No, I said.  Why?

Because it's Columbus Day.  And lots of places are closed.

[Are they?  Really?  I can never remember which fiddly holidays stuff is closed for, but really?]

Anyway, I didn't seem impressed, clearly -- and although I do think Columbus was a dick and we shouldn't have a holiday for him, I'm tired of it and wasn't going to get excitable.

But he told me, "Without Columbus, we wouldn't even have this country!"

I've heard this before, and . . . seriously, I am not able to divine the sort of thought, if any, behind this.  Unless you think Columbus was magic, maybe.  Even if you don't think/know/believe other Europeans already knew about the Americas (they totally did), you think no one else would have come over anytime fairly soon?  Or what?  That the natives would have made technological and military advances in the next fifty years that would have kept the Europeans out?

Seriously. 

I mean, I know we sometimes honor scientists who discovered something that someone else would have soon discovered anyway, and in some cases we honor some scientists who weren't the first one to discover whatever.  But we don't do national holidays for them and get all reverent about it.

I'm really not indignant, here.  Just :shrug:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on October 09, 2011, 08:20:43 PM
I honestly don't get it either, Axey.  :shrug:

On Friday last week I kept seeing "Columbus Day" on my Outlook calendar for Monday, but I kept misreading it as "Columbo Day", which made me think it was some sort of new holiday involving the late Peter Falk.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 09, 2011, 08:40:15 PM
It would be like a four-day holiday because it would keep coming back unexpectedly for one more thing.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on October 09, 2011, 10:36:19 PM
In a rumpled-trenchcoat-wandering-eye kind of way.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on October 11, 2011, 01:22:23 PM
:rollin:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 12, 2011, 06:08:03 PM
I thought we had a fabulous topic for complaining about fashion, but apparently not, or else I can't find it.

But I must say this:  Around here, many many many young women wear a light foundation and dark eyeliner, and that's about it.  And the dark liner is overdone.  They look like they put on their makeup with an apple corer.  It's almost alarming.

That is all.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on October 12, 2011, 11:18:25 PM
I read that too fast and thought you were complaining about the girls that wear black eyeliner as lipliner, then put very pale glossy lipstick over it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 12, 2011, 11:26:21 PM
:hmm:

I can't quite imagine it, but it might actually be preferable.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: vox8 on October 13, 2011, 03:19:08 PM
I need someone with a tumblr account and a willingness to make some of those "motivational" type posters, because I have quite a few I think need to get out there and need to go viral.

Remember, in the Bible, when Jesus said "Screw those poor people, they need to quit whining and work harder"? Yeah, that was awesome!

When, precisely, did "Screw all y'all, I got mine." became a morally defensible position? With the picture being one of the 53%er messages.

I have more ... many, many more.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 13, 2011, 03:44:49 PM
Quote
When, precisely, did "Screw all y'all, I got mine." became a morally defensible position?

In the West, you could either blame it on the sale of indulgences (literally and through indirect currying of favor with the Pope) or on the Protestant emphasis on Faith over Works and predestination (respectively, the idea that believing in Jesus is more important than doing the things he said people should do, and the idea that if you're doing well on Earth, it means God likes you, so keep it up).

There's probably a clever Calvinball poster that could be made, but all the Pissing Calvins just make me feel bad about reusing Calvin for anything.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on October 13, 2011, 04:03:40 PM
Just-world fallacy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just-world_hypothesis)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on October 13, 2011, 04:10:09 PM
Yep.  Blaming the victim is a good way to feel like it can't happen to you, it's true, but equally importantly it's a good way to feel like it's not your responsibility to help.

She was asking for it means that it won't happen to you or women you already know and care about, because they wouldn't 'ask for it' the same way.  But it also means you don't have to get out of your chair to help her or go after the rapist or etc.

US culture, and I'd be among the first to agree this is kind of ironic, is largely built on rationalizations designed to let people escape personal responsibility.  We live in a democracy where people don't want to have to do anything but want to be free to do anything.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on October 14, 2011, 05:40:06 AM
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u264/sponto/Fora/JesusClearsTempleWWJD.jpg)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on October 14, 2011, 09:44:09 AM
 :lol:

I am so going to steal that.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on October 14, 2011, 04:28:21 PM
I wish I'd thought of it. I actually stole it from an acquaintance of mine :redface:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on October 31, 2011, 06:16:35 PM
http://www.thewrap.com/media/column-post/la-fire-department-halts-infero-magic-castle-32345

If only the fire investigators could demonstrate that the cause was wearing nylons (the place has a serious dress code).
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on November 02, 2011, 11:43:10 AM
http://www.iheartchaos.com/post/12242599497/how-to-get-your-kids-to-hate-you-for-years-ooh
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on November 02, 2011, 11:51:03 AM
That is so brilliant.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on November 02, 2011, 11:53:29 AM
if it was a vidalia i bet it would be pretty good!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on November 02, 2011, 12:02:45 PM
(http://www.geekfill.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/funny-USB-drive-pigs-233x525.jpg)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on November 02, 2011, 01:08:01 PM
[snrk]


The onions are very Scary-Go-Round.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: hajen on November 12, 2011, 07:21:12 PM
did y'all see this yet? http://louisvsrick.com/
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on November 12, 2011, 09:38:20 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on November 12, 2011, 10:16:37 PM
Yup. That's a cat, alright.  :googily:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: eldiem on December 01, 2011, 09:58:27 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on December 18, 2011, 12:01:59 AM
OK, I finally went and looked up 'tebowing' to see WTF this was all about.

:nonplused:

Big deal.  This is why we can't have nice things.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on December 19, 2011, 07:54:09 PM
I just had to do the same thing.  I really don't understand.  :shrug:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on December 20, 2011, 03:38:57 PM
Lately I've been seeing a lot of people writing "etcetcetera".

:thumbsdn:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: First Post on December 20, 2011, 04:11:30 PM
but all he does is win (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMK9FKMG3Nc)! (except against the Patriots, but hey. Then there was that now-redacted article--and there are sooo many Tebow articles nowadays, even in places you'd never expect--about how evangelicals might have interpreted such a win as a Sign, and gone out into the streets gay-bashing and tax-cutting or whatever as a result. It's like a referendum on a lot of American cultural baggage outside of sports, I suppose, mostly with regard to religion and so forth.)

I've been saying as a general postmortem statement that 2011 as a whole was mostly about Tim Tebow and Skrillex.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on December 20, 2011, 04:25:39 PM
A religious star quarterback is less remarkable than Joe Namath's sideburns.  Advantage 1970s.

I don't know who Skrillex is, but the name makes me think of humorously 'urbanized' kung fu movies, specifically the Wu Tang Clan-era retitling of Bandits, Prostitutes, and Silver to Thugs, Hos, and Scrillah.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on December 20, 2011, 05:01:03 PM
I've been saying as a general postmortem statement that 2011 as a whole was mostly about Tim Tebow and Skrillex.

(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwh84wbBYB1r8bj5ko1_500.jpg)

And of course Kim Jong-Il.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: First Post on December 20, 2011, 05:03:10 PM
One would think, yes? I mean it wasn't long ago since Jesus took Kurt Warner to the Super Bowl. He didn't do a halftime anti-abortion commercial once there, though. As I said, though, it's more about the times than the players I guess.

Skrillex is the minion of an evil dance music person previously discussed here. He was recruited from a terrible screamo band to become either the savior figure who finally made electronic music popular in the American mainstream after all these years, or a terrible subtalent making lowest common denominator generic "bro step" sounds who is ruining the whole fucking thing for everybody, depending on who you ask. Doesn't matter either way, the wheels are in motion...he's nominated for five Grammys and is making tunes with The Doors (http://www.thechuckness.com/2011/10/skrillex-feat-the-doors-breakin-a-sweat/). It's kinda like politics, the people have spoken (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/12/arts/music/electronic-music-that-plays-to-the-senses-both-sound-and-sight.html) and what they're saying is "We want stuff that sucks."

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: First Post on December 20, 2011, 05:17:45 PM
(and yes that site (http://kimjongildroppingthebass.tumblr.com/) is very lol, been seeing it a lot today on FB, which is much like the Skrillex of websites. In the name of science, for the 2011 summation I factored in the deaths of famous meanies like Leader Kim and OBL and Khadaffi, but nope it still comes out Tim Tebow and Skrillex. The numbers, they do not lie)

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on December 20, 2011, 05:20:01 PM
Quote from: boobies
It's kinda like politics, the people have spoken and what they're saying is "We want stuff that sucks."

:galm: :clap:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on December 20, 2011, 06:19:34 PM
Having people watch you play Dance Dance Revolution does not sound that revolutionary, but I suppose getting $$$ for it is fairly impressive.

The Grammys are teh meaningless.  I mean, Jethro Tull, much as I love them, won the first Heavy Metal Grammy for Bungle in the Jungle, which says as much about the Grammys as need be said.

:harumph:

I am no arbiter of current music, though, and have never been.  I only like a few things right away, and then I keep liking them for a long time, which makes it impossible for me to even see the curve, much less stay ahead of it.  And I have no honest idea of the putative boundaries between techno, techno pop, and electronic music anyway.  To me, if it has a synthesized rhythm section, it's electronic music.  I acknowledge that there are differences between, say, Daft Punk and Bis as compared to The Human League, but I haven't tried to nail them down.

Still, on first blush, I get the feeling that I would not be a Skrillex fan.  I know this is a biased, inductivist generalization, but I feel like I've been done, for awhile now, with artists who use a single made-up name.  :shrug:  Buncha Sting imitators . . . :lol:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on December 22, 2011, 12:13:18 AM
I saw this and LOL'd.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/2zois0w.jpg)



One would think, yes? I mean it wasn't long ago since Jesus took Kurt Warner to the Super Bowl. He didn't do a halftime anti-abortion commercial once there, though. As I said, though, it's more about the times than the players I guess.

Skrillex is the minion of an evil dance music person previously discussed here. He was recruited from a terrible screamo band to become either the savior figure who finally made electronic music popular in the American mainstream after all these years, or a terrible subtalent making lowest common denominator generic "bro step" sounds who is ruining the whole fucking thing for everybody, depending on who you ask. Doesn't matter either way, the wheels are in motion...he's nominated for five Grammys and is making tunes with The Doors (http://www.thechuckness.com/2011/10/skrillex-feat-the-doors-breakin-a-sweat/). It's kinda like politics, the people have spoken (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/12/arts/music/electronic-music-that-plays-to-the-senses-both-sound-and-sight.html) and what they're saying is "We want stuff that sucks."


Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: First Post on December 23, 2011, 03:33:14 AM
(http://chzmemebase.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/internet-memes-my-name-is-grillex.jpg)

(Grillex)


Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on December 23, 2011, 08:43:30 AM
:lol:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on December 24, 2011, 01:41:11 AM
Pepsi Throwback? WHY was I not informed of this earlier?

Oh, yeah, I was supposed to cut down sweets. Never mind.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: ivan on January 21, 2012, 02:45:36 PM
If someone already posted this, forgive me, but I haven't read anything that made me lol out loud like this (http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/in-which-i-fix-my-girlfriends-grandparents-wifi-and-am-hailed-as-a-conquering-hero) in ages.

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on January 21, 2012, 03:50:04 PM
 :rollin:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on January 21, 2012, 04:02:00 PM
A worthy submission, kind sir. The souls of this small, humble community are beholden to your great generosity of mirth.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on January 22, 2012, 03:28:16 AM
 :lol: :detta:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Talix on January 24, 2012, 09:20:31 AM
Who has the best gift-giving bf ever?

My clean-time anniversary gift:

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Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on January 24, 2012, 09:26:46 AM
 :shock:


That's awesome!!!!
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on January 24, 2012, 11:24:46 AM
Makes it a short trip for the kittens.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on January 25, 2012, 03:11:46 PM
Is Scotch Whiskey different than just Scotch? Meaning, is all scotch automatically really scotch whiskey or is there a difference and you buy just scotch?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on January 25, 2012, 03:14:20 PM
Scotch and Scotch Whisky are interchangeable.  They both really just refer to any whisky made in Scotland. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotch_whisky
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on January 25, 2012, 03:14:33 PM
Also: SCOTCH LOL
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on January 25, 2012, 03:14:55 PM
loooooool
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on January 25, 2012, 03:19:41 PM
So scotch is technically whiskey then?

And is it the older the age the better?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on January 25, 2012, 03:22:22 PM
Scotch is whisky, just made in Scotland.

And in re: older is better: As a general rule of thumb, yes, but it's only "aging" while it's in the barrel.  The moment you bottle it, that stops.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on January 25, 2012, 03:54:41 PM
Whisky
and
Whiskey
are also different things - but how they are different depends on who you ask which in turn depends on how they define it.  (e.g.) In Kentucky, Jack Daniels is hyena shit strained through a sock.

http://www.thekitchn.com/whiskey-vs-whisky-whats-the-di-100476   <---  tl;dr

Some say it's semantics, others say the gubmint determines the y/ey.  :shrug:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on January 25, 2012, 03:59:56 PM
Aged brown liquor made from barley, wheat, or corn.

I'm an enthusiast, but I have never thought it worth getting that pedantic over it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Irish on January 25, 2012, 04:01:34 PM
Well I bought 3 bottles as a gift and I don't know nothing about birthing no babies.

I have a 4 yr, 11 yr and 14 yr. I know one was with a sherry casket and another with an oak. So sure about the third.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on January 25, 2012, 04:05:58 PM
Aged brown liquor made from barley, wheat, or corn.

I'm an enthusiast, but I have never thought it worth getting that pedantic over it.

Try the Bulleit Rye.
Bernheim Wheat is hella good too.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on January 25, 2012, 04:08:02 PM
here's how i read that:

Well I bought 3 bottles as a gift and I don't know nothing about birthing no babies.

I have a 4 yr/o, 11 yr/o and 14 yr/o. I know one was with a sherry casket and another with an oak. So sure about the third.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on January 25, 2012, 08:05:38 PM
Yeah, not everyone agrees on the semantics, and not every government does, either.

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No matter how you spell it, whisky/ey is an umbrella term for a type of spirit distilled from a mash of fermented grains.

No, a fermented mash of grains.  I can see that article isn't going to settle a semantic argument.  :lol:

Whiskey (the most common US spelling) is made by taking grain, grinding it up with a little water, letting that ferment, distilling the resulting liquid, and then aging it.

Variations that I know of, which is defiinitely not exhaustive, include:

- Malting, in which the grain is first soaked in water until it germinates.  This changes the chemical content and flavor.

- Smoking, in which smoke from usually a peat fire is added.

- Dilution with water before aging.

- Dilution with water after aging.  Most whiskey sold in the US is diluted after aging.  If not, it'll be 'cask strength', and you're supposed to dilute it yourself.

- Mixing with other batches, which is where you get your blended whiskeys as oppose to single-malts.  Not everyone agrees on what's best.  I'm not sure, but I think 'single cask' is like 'single malt' except that it can also apply to unmalted whiskey.

- Filtering.

- Adding caramel.  Scotch has a small amount of caramel added for color.  Canadian whiskey can have quite a bit of caramel.  American whiskey isn't allowed to have it.  If I remember correctly.

Some or other kind of whiskey has fermented molasses, too, which is like some kind of rum halfbreed thing.  I've never had that, but it sounds gross to me, personally.

I like the weird peat-casket-full-of-pipe-smoke-poison flavor thing of Laphroaig and Lagavulin, which are both single malts, but I wouldn't exactly say I enjoy drinking them.  Jack Daniel's is good for clearing the sinuses, and that's about all I know about it.  A customer was telling me last month, I guess, that Jack Daniel's is really a kind of bourbon, but I think bourbon is only made from corn (?), so I don't know WTF that was all about.

I am certainly a snob about random things, and I may technically be wrong, but to me it's not really whiskey if it has corn in it.  Barley, please.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on January 25, 2012, 09:21:26 PM
all i know is super model jon wood has a dirty little secret


DIIIIICKEL


dang man for someone who doesn't drink you sure are picky about drankin.


Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on January 25, 2012, 09:30:18 PM
You're saying he has a dirty little Dickel?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on January 25, 2012, 09:52:45 PM
 :shock:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on January 25, 2012, 09:59:51 PM
Is there a "dropped the soap" smiley in here?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on January 25, 2012, 10:12:05 PM
no but there oughtta be.

and super model jon wood might be dirty... but he's sure not little. except for his dirty little secret.

DIIICKEL
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on January 25, 2012, 10:16:19 PM
The Dickel ain't half bad.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on January 25, 2012, 10:18:56 PM
yeah it all bad
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on January 25, 2012, 10:19:29 PM
That's how I likes it.   :knotty:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on January 25, 2012, 10:19:48 PM
waaaaitminnit.

now PVC Barbie's got a dirty little secret

DIIIICKEL
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on January 26, 2012, 12:17:40 AM
Never tried it.  I prefer Gins, Tequillas, and Rums to Whiskies.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on January 26, 2012, 12:29:40 AM
Oh, you so crazy.

Gin is OK.  Tequila is for crazytime, rum is for desperation.  Piracy is an act of desperation, for instance.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on January 26, 2012, 12:43:48 AM
Clearly, you have never been to Singapore.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on January 26, 2012, 03:34:47 AM
Never tried it.

What, you've never had a tickle of the Dickel????  ;)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Hedaira on January 26, 2012, 05:32:03 AM
Sailor Jerry rum. Good memories.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on January 26, 2012, 07:46:44 AM
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Clearly, you have never been to Singapore.

Where . . . piracy is purely recreational?  Not since the days of the Brookes in Sarawak, surely.

Eh, I mostly know what I learn from Shonen Knife songs, and their song about Singapore seems to be a tourism brochure set to music.  I love them, but Tom Waits was more creative.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on January 26, 2012, 09:09:19 AM
ahhh good old black rum... no memories.

although i vaguely remember falling down a flight of wooden steps while screaming a jerry lewis impression. :shrug:

my earliest memory of dickel (DIIIICKEL) is from when i was a kid, say, 5 years old, in my uncle's basement. a bunch of the "grown up men" were drankin on the dickel while playing pool. one of them somehow got a bit of metal jabbed in his eye and the other guys held him down on the pool table and tried to pull it out with a pair of tweezers. then i have bad memories of dicekllll ;)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Sidious on January 26, 2012, 10:35:24 AM
I believe in the US, bourbon must be made up of a minimum of 51% corn, and the rest can be whatever.  Jack Daniels isn't bourbon, it's "Tennessee Whiskey", which is a different animal entirely.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on January 26, 2012, 10:51:52 AM
Bah!  US rules are not the boss of my opinions.  Although I forget now what those opinions were last night.  That's OK, though, since I reserve the right to change them at any time and for any reason.

All this despite the fact that I don't drink.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: pdrake on January 26, 2012, 10:55:39 AM
the founding fathers new what was up. (http://whiskeygoldmine.com/best-whiskey-top-whiskey-forums-single-malt-scotch-irish-bourbon/rye-whiskey-american-rye-canadian-rye-rock-rye-jim-beam-sazerac-overholt/george-washington-straight-rye-whiskey/)
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on February 10, 2012, 07:33:27 PM
Learned a couple of new Mac tricks:

hold the shift key while clicking on yellow minimize button

control+option++8
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 10, 2012, 07:35:17 PM
:confused:

Doesn't sound that impressive.











:P
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on February 10, 2012, 09:36:05 PM
What do they do?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on February 10, 2012, 09:55:15 PM
:confused:

Doesn't sound that impressive.

It's not really.

What do they do?

If I told you, it would be even less impressive.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 10, 2012, 10:03:10 PM
Well, if they do something it's more impressive than so far. 


I learned how to (mostly) make Fbook stop showing me stuff I can't comment on.  It's still Fbook, but it's a little less annoying.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on February 10, 2012, 10:22:05 PM
Learned a couple of new Mac tricks:

hold the shift key while clicking on yellow minimize button

control+option++8

thanks. i showed my GF these tricks and now she thinks i'm a nerd.

 :lol:

srsly,  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: feffer on February 11, 2012, 06:23:17 AM
thanks. i showed my GF these tricks and now she thinks i'm a nerd.

Oh god, not that!  I'm surprised she hasn't broken up with you yet.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: TFJ on February 11, 2012, 10:59:35 AM
awwwweshome!

Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: the other andrea on February 11, 2012, 12:13:06 PM
:geek:

 :lol:
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on February 15, 2012, 08:43:40 PM
What's the square thingy?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 15, 2012, 08:50:37 PM
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What's the square thingy?

:confused:

Nerd penis?
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on February 15, 2012, 08:52:49 PM
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What's the square thingy?

:confused:

Nerd penis?

control+option++8

You know, the one after the second google social network thingy.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 15, 2012, 08:57:22 PM
Oh, that's AppleTalk.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on February 15, 2012, 09:10:08 PM
Is that a key on the apple keybr0ad?  That's what our desktop is but I don't think I've seen a key that looks like that.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on February 15, 2012, 09:48:32 PM
When I used to use Word for Mac at work, the menus had several hotkey combos listed that used symbols not represented on the Apple keyboard that I had.

To this day, I don't know WTF that shit meant.  I eventually had it explained to me that one of them means the Option key, which apparently is also the Alt key, and which the symbol has not always been the same for.  Or something.

I'm not saying the use of Control and Alt on IBMish keyboards isn't pretty arbitrary, because it is, and Windows doesn't use the Windows key in as consistent a manner as it should.  But Windows fucked its hotkey functionality when it moved to Windows 95, and as far as I know Microsoft still hasn't bothered improving that.

Apple, same as MS, uses intuitive to mean You'll get used to it.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: flipper on February 16, 2012, 01:08:23 AM
I still can't find the stop sauce key.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on March 07, 2012, 12:45:47 AM
I'd heard of bluetooth-enabled hearing aids, and apparently there is such a thing as an adapter to send the sound from the TV over bluetooth as well. Nobody knows you're listening to <insert embarrassing show here> but you.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: random axe on March 07, 2012, 12:00:07 PM
Well, you can get $20 wireless TV headphones, too.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: stormneedle on March 07, 2012, 01:14:04 PM
That would have been cheaper, but I don't think it's covered by insurance.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: mo on March 20, 2012, 05:01:06 PM
This thing is pretty cool. (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php) I meant to post it here a long time ago, but forgot about it. The earthquake in Mexico just reminded me of it. Actually, I was looking for my USGS link and saw this.
Title: Re: Topicless
Post by: Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on March 20, 2012, 05:03:58 PM
This thing is pretty cool. (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php) I meant to post it here a long time ago, but forgot about it. The earthquake in Mexico just reminded me of it. Actually, I was looking for my