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Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on January 12, 2005, 12:51:47 PM
Kroger has organic milk on sale and I have a $1.00 coupon.

My kids have two volumes: loud and louder.

I hate to vacuum.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: eyeball on January 12, 2005, 12:57:36 PM
I either have an ass or a head by my belly button. :)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: slow-dog on January 12, 2005, 01:03:19 PM
Yeah, today I am a Citizen of Randomville.  All I've got to say now is:

VOTE THE BASTARDS OUT!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 12, 2005, 01:15:49 PM
The quality of a Subway sandwich varies greatly from location to location.  The quality of a Subway sandwich at the Wards Corner location varies not at all, it's always crap.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on January 12, 2005, 01:17:54 PM
Candy Flip - why?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Bluelupis on January 12, 2005, 01:20:36 PM
If you have more than one Lexus would you have Lexi?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on January 12, 2005, 02:11:39 PM
When nobody is aware of the rules, the idiot usually goes first.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on January 12, 2005, 02:24:54 PM
Why do I find the show Lazy Town so strangely mesmerizing?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on January 12, 2005, 03:16:42 PM
...he is as malodourous as his mother.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4169557.stm
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on January 12, 2005, 03:29:12 PM
orange juice or no OJ for a cold-what to or what to get...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Bronzetree on January 12, 2005, 04:16:18 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
Why do I find the show Lazy Town so strangely mesmerizing?


Fucking hypnotic isn't it?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 12, 2005, 04:24:56 PM
Quote from: "Scott"
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
Why do I find the show Lazy Town so strangely mesmerizing?


Fucking hypnotic isn't it?

That's not very random mister.  Must we post instructions?

1.  Read posts.
2.  Post something random.  Commenting on previous posts is not random.
3.  Move on

We already have one random thread that gets less random all the time.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Bronzetree on January 12, 2005, 04:28:52 PM
You just broke your own rule there, chachi.

Okay, random then.

I've spent entirely too much time recently playing Madden '04.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 12, 2005, 04:34:04 PM
Using a pressure washer is fun.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Atzend on January 12, 2005, 05:32:05 PM
Black Cadilacs by Modest Mouse isn't a good song to play a work with of all the fuck, fuck, fuckin' around!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: LanneyD on January 12, 2005, 06:46:19 PM
i want to go home.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: redbobsled on January 12, 2005, 07:05:37 PM
Why do I enjoy the act of sending scathing emails to people to chastise them, but then immediately begin to feel uncomfortable anticipating their responses?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 12, 2005, 08:25:41 PM
I like pie.

(OK, I don't *like* pie. I mean, I enjoy a good piece of pie as much as the next person, but not as much as you would think someone who came on to a message board and said "I like pie" likes it. It's just that it seems like in every thread like this one, someone always professes their love of pie. So I didn't want to disappoint.)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on January 13, 2005, 08:50:12 AM
The wind was making strange noises last night and scared me.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on January 13, 2005, 12:06:50 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
The wind was making strange noises last night and scared me.


Breaking the random rules here, but whatever.
The wind actually kept waking me up throughout the night.  Then I had a dream about zombies.  It was pretty cool except for a weird trip to Tar-jay to get zombie killing implements.  Stupid commercials interfering with my zombie dreams!  And anyway, running over zombies in the road multiple times with the Jetta, you know, to make sure they were good and dead with guts everywhere, that really worked the best.  Til we ran out of gas.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on January 13, 2005, 12:34:36 PM
I've laughed more today than I have in a couple of weeks.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 13, 2005, 12:36:18 PM
Cleaning out the gutters is not fun.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: kcneon on January 13, 2005, 12:43:53 PM
(I agree wholeheartedly, Jonathan!)


I'm thinking there have been more R'ville postings today than any other to date!  wowza
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on January 13, 2005, 01:07:51 PM
I miss one day on my computer and there are over 300 posts....  What's going on here?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on January 13, 2005, 01:29:24 PM
Slow-Dog - everytime I read one of your posts, because of your avatar, I always read it with the high-voice associated with Ralph.

"Tastes like burning."
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 13, 2005, 01:29:28 PM
Finally, a use for the "F5" key!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: IPrayForTang on January 13, 2005, 02:56:42 PM
Jesus...some people can't even leave right.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: slow-dog on January 13, 2005, 02:57:32 PM
Quote from: "mistergugi"
Slow-Dog - everytime I read one of your posts, because of your avatar, I always read it with the high-voice associated with Ralph.


Ironically, my voice does sound exactly like Ralph's.

In other news, I just learned yesterday that the midget zookeeper in 24 Hour Party People was played by R2-D2.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on January 13, 2005, 03:18:20 PM
With all this activity, I haven't had the time for online freeroll poker! :)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Atzend on January 13, 2005, 03:27:07 PM
Okay...things are dying down.  Anybody have any ideas for more shit I can start?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on January 13, 2005, 03:30:43 PM
Quote from: "Atzend"
Okay...things are dying down.  Anybody have any ideas for more shit I can start?



call someone a douchebag. i'd recommend starting with Butter.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on January 13, 2005, 03:34:57 PM
It's raining it's pouring, the old man is snoring!


I'd like a day without rain!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 13, 2005, 03:37:04 PM
Quote from: "watusi"
Quote from: "Atzend"
Okay...things are dying down.  Anybody have any ideas for more shit I can start?



call someone a douchebag. i'd recommend starting with Butter.

Not sure how much debate you'd get out of that comment, though.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on January 13, 2005, 03:38:31 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Quote from: "watusi"
Quote from: "Atzend"
Okay...things are dying down.  Anybody have any ideas for more shit I can start?



call someone a douchebag. i'd recommend starting with Butter.

Not sure how much debate you'd get out of that comment, though.


true.but it sure felt good to say it.  :)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 13, 2005, 03:58:46 PM
Gravy
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on January 13, 2005, 04:10:45 PM
Random musings and Randomness threads....why you be so random?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on January 13, 2005, 05:29:25 PM
Quote from: "Atzend"
Okay...things are dying down.  Anybody have any ideas for more shit I can start?


The Scorpions SUCK!!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: frizgolf on January 13, 2005, 09:00:45 PM
If the human mind were simple enough to understand, we'd be too simple to understand it.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on January 14, 2005, 01:43:07 PM
Funny how the bright red splat of bloody roadkill can brighten up a dreariness of a dull grey day.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on January 14, 2005, 01:49:46 PM
I could really use a hot fudge sundae right now.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on January 14, 2005, 02:10:54 PM
How come those inspirational corporate-cliche Successories-type posters  always have epic photos of the Great Outdoors--oceans, the Grand Canyon, you name it?


How is that supposed to inspire people who are stuck inside chained to a flourescent light hell?

More like, "If you had a cool job, like mountain climber, you'd be out here peaking with these people but NO!  Back to work, pastey cube monkey!!!"
Title: Random Musings
Post by: thepsychicpoirot on January 14, 2005, 02:14:37 PM
If I eat both pasta and antipasto, will I still be hungry?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: IPrayForTang on January 14, 2005, 02:19:12 PM
[breaking the rules] TPP, I want to boo you for that, but I just can't seem to make it work. [/breaking the rules]

On my desk, I have a mostly empty cup of Diet Pepsi from BW3 (is it still called that?) next to a mostly full bottle of Diet Pepsi next to a mostly full bottle of Caffeine Free Diet Pepsi.

edited 'cause "psychic" starts with a "p" and I'm an idiot.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 14, 2005, 02:41:48 PM
Why won't anyone grant a sainthood to the inventor of strawberry twizzlers?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Mr Pink on January 14, 2005, 03:45:50 PM
I poop too much...or not enough
Title: Random Musings
Post by: IPrayForTang on January 17, 2005, 12:13:06 PM
I'm going to Bee's Chinese Buffet!  Yay me!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on January 17, 2005, 12:51:38 PM
If I keep this up, I'm going to be a hunchback by the time i'm 40.  Soooo Sexy.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on January 17, 2005, 01:42:47 PM
I've chewed all my fingernails to the nuckle.  Now I'm working the skin around them.  I've probably eaten enough of my own finger skin in my lifetime that combined, they'd probably equal several steak sized peices of meat. If you eat peices of yourself, does that make you a canibal?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on January 17, 2005, 02:06:51 PM
How come neat freaks get all pissy when things are not neat enough for them, but slobs don't get all bent if things aren't sloppy enough?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Sonic Boom on January 17, 2005, 02:19:01 PM
You know I keep finding myself hitting refresh a few times just to read the quotes up at the top?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: MissKitty on January 17, 2005, 02:34:52 PM
I'm sorry, I don't care if it is sunny. It is just too freaking cold out today.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 17, 2005, 02:54:54 PM
RVA may - or may not - have a 6" weiner.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 17, 2005, 03:03:33 PM
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
RVA may - or may not - have a 6" weiner.

Yes, but he has the heart of a champion.

And yes, I just broke my own rule.  Let the flogging commence.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on January 17, 2005, 03:22:45 PM
There are some creepy people playing online poker.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on January 17, 2005, 03:49:23 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
There are some creepy people playing online poker.


Edit:  There are some creepy people online.

My not so random musing is that I may possibly be 3-5 of these creepy people online.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on January 17, 2005, 06:05:47 PM
I have no new messages.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 18, 2005, 12:35:08 AM
I just now got online today.

I really need to get my main computer fixed.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Atzend on January 18, 2005, 03:00:26 AM
Northside Tavern Jazz Ensemble is pretty good!  I recommend checking them out Monday nights if you can.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on January 18, 2005, 09:01:30 AM
Mama: Do you want me to give you a spanking?

Alex: Do you want me to tear you into pieces?

It's the new "I hit you face".
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on January 18, 2005, 09:05:55 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
Mama: Do you want me to give you a spanking?

Alex: Do you want me to tear you into pieces?

It's the new "I hit you face".


I'm gonna have to break the rules.

Apparently Alex doesn't like to be threatened and decided he was going to up the ante there.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on January 18, 2005, 10:42:46 AM
After eating cereal for breakfast, I am really hungry only an hour later. Back to grits every morning.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 18, 2005, 10:46:02 AM
Charlie's... erm... 'Angel'

(http://images.thesun.co.uk/picture/0,,2005021120,00.jpg)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 18, 2005, 10:53:12 AM
Separated at Birth?
(http://images.thesun.co.uk/picture/0,,2005021120,00.jpg)
(http://www.universohq.com/cinema/images/dick_tracy_decada_1970.jpg)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 18, 2005, 11:01:00 AM
I can't find my bottle cap.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on January 18, 2005, 11:43:20 AM
I am experiencing technical difficulties.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on January 18, 2005, 11:53:29 AM
Battle of the Brews - Tea vs. Coffee (http://www.alkalizeforhealth.net/Lbattleofbrews.htm)...let's get it on!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on January 18, 2005, 12:06:10 PM
Quote from: "DogStarMan"
Battle of the Brews - Tea vs. Coffee (http://www.alkalizeforhealth.net/Lbattleofbrews.htm)...let's get it on!


That guy's a quack.  You can have my coffee when you pry it from my cold, dead-but-still-somehow-jittery hand.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on January 18, 2005, 12:29:06 PM
Is it wrong to catch yourself singing along to kid shows? In particular The Backyardigans?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Wocket on January 18, 2005, 12:33:51 PM
why is cracklin oatbran always so expensive and never on sale?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Juliana on January 18, 2005, 12:42:02 PM
I did a bad thing.
I dl'd Insaniquarium Deluxe to the work computer.
I had no idea when I went to play that it would take up the whole freaking screen.  Bah.

Guess this means I shouldn't try Cubis Deluxe either (but I might anyway).
Title: Random Musings
Post by: thepsychicpoirot on January 18, 2005, 12:51:01 PM
Ladies and germs, I present to you 2005's first Darwin Award winner:

Woman falls to death attempting balcony handstand
Tuesday, January 18, 2005 Posted: 11:45 AM EST (1645 GMT)
 
NORTH FORT MYERS, Florida (AP) -- A woman fell to her death while trying to do a handstand on the railing of a second-floor hotel balcony, sheriff's officials said.

Molly Jerman, 23, of Cape Coral died Sunday. While attempting a handstand, she toppled over and dropped to the hotel patio, according to the Lee County sheriff's department.

Just before she fell, she had called out to a friend, "Watch to see what I can still do," a police report said. Foul play is not believed to be involved, officials said.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 18, 2005, 02:03:20 PM
Quote from: "thepsychicpilot"
"Watch to see what I can still do.."

Q: What are a Hillybilly's last words?
A: "Hey ya'll, watch this"
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 18, 2005, 02:19:30 PM
Baseboards can get really, really dirty. And it is not fun to clean them.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 18, 2005, 09:37:20 PM
Sportacus from Lazy Town (C-Fan's new avatar) looks like David Arquette with a drawn-on moustache.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on January 19, 2005, 08:15:45 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Sportacus from Lazy Town (C-Fan's new avatar) looks like David Arquette with a drawn-on moustache.



I never thought of that before, but yeah he does. His real name is Magnus Scheving. He's the creator, writer, and lead actor. The show is Icelandic.

Wow, I know way too much about Lazy Town.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: MissKitty on January 19, 2005, 08:33:52 AM
Why don't my co-workers clean their keyboards or mice? Being at a different workstation is gross.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on January 19, 2005, 08:41:21 AM
I've seen things in the cold dark depths of people's keyboards that would give you nightmares.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on January 20, 2005, 05:11:50 PM
More exciting:
huh, it's just a rock... on Mars!
It's supposed to snow on Saturday... on Mars!
I wonder what time it is... on Mars?!?
I might have to take a dump soon... on Mars!

No effect:
The SQL statement has a parse error... on Mars!
I like this song... on Mars!

Wait for it...:
I'm gonna grab a burger... for lunch!... in 5 minutes!...on Mars!
Hey look, it's Jason. . .from Engine Down!....on a bike!... on Mars!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: thepsychicpoirot on January 20, 2005, 05:25:23 PM
Butter's a Douchebag...On Mars!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 20, 2005, 06:06:47 PM
That falls into the "no effect" category.

Butter is just a douchebag. No matter which planet he's on.


My random thought: I haven't bought a keg of beer in nine years.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: eyeball on January 20, 2005, 11:24:26 PM
7 cop cars
yellow tape going from 1 house across the street to another house and back
street blocked off, including my parking spot and our driveway.


that is what I came home to tonight after knocking 5 inches (we measured it) of snow off my car at work, driving 20-25 on cross county west in the ONE lane they plowed by 10 pm.  if anyone hears what the hell happened in elmwood tonight let me know.  they've been out there for well over an hour, not sure how long before I got home from work.  I stuck my head out the door cuz I am a nosy bitch and all I could hear was "dragging it...I was dragging [what sounded like a boat]..."  I don't know.  I hate it here...love having the house but the neighborhood bites ass...though I knew that when we moved here having lived 6 blocks from here before. *sigh*
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 21, 2005, 07:59:13 AM
I know of a company that's looking for an IT specialist for a contract position, they need someone to help with a bit of a backlog...pm me if you want the info.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 21, 2005, 10:13:45 AM
Quote from: "eyeball"
7 cop cars
yellow tape going from 1 house across the street to another house and back
street blocked off, including my parking spot and our driveway.


that is what I came home to tonight after knocking 5 inches (we measured it) of snow off my car at work, driving 20-25 on cross county west in the ONE lane they plowed by 10 pm.  if anyone hears what the hell happened in elmwood tonight let me know.  they've been out there for well over an hour, not sure how long before I got home from work.  I stuck my head out the door cuz I am a nosy bitch and all I could hear was "dragging it...I was dragging [what sounded like a boat]..."  I don't know.  I hate it here...love having the house but the neighborhood bites ass...though I knew that when we moved here having lived 6 blocks from here before. *sigh*


So did you ever find out what this was all about?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: eyeball on January 21, 2005, 01:17:50 PM
nope no clue what happened.  they had the street cut off til after 2 am this morning though.  my husband said on his way in at midnight that some woman was asking and the cop just said there was a fight...he wouldn't say anything else.  must have been some fight. ah well.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: thepsychicpoirot on January 21, 2005, 03:29:33 PM
Brought to you by the creator of Calvin & Hobbes:

"The more you think about things, the weirder they seem.  Take milk. Why do we drink "cow's" milk??  Who was the guy who first looked at a cow and said, "I think I'll drink whatever comes out of these things when I squeeze 'em!"?"
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on January 21, 2005, 03:33:03 PM
You only have to play a game of stink finger once before you never want to play it again.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 21, 2005, 03:39:16 PM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
You only have to play a game of stink finger once before you never want to play it again.

It would take me considerably less than once to make me not want to play that game.

I want to go home... on Mars!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 21, 2005, 03:44:31 PM
I've decided that the only remaining way for me to become an Olympian is to take up curling. I figure I've got a good 30 years or so left to make it.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on January 21, 2005, 03:54:48 PM
should i just start wearing black clothes now...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 21, 2005, 05:00:43 PM
My office deskchair has started - slowly and almost unnoticeable - to lower itself on a regular basis.

I am sat doing some shit on my PC quite happily - and before I even realise it I am perched some 9 inches lower!

The air strut has obviously given up trying to accomodate my plumpness.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on January 21, 2005, 06:09:37 PM
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
My office deskchair has started - slowly and almost unnoticeable - to lower itself on a regular basis.

I am sat doing some shit on my PC quite happily - and before I even realise it I am perched some 9 inches lower!

The air strut has obviously given up trying to accomodate my plumpness.



We could trade! We'll give you our "office chair of death"!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: eyeball on January 21, 2005, 09:56:26 PM
the skinny on what happened on my street last night...

Police are following several leads after a man was severely beaten at his Elmwood Place home.

Officers were called to the house on Linden near Vine Street Thursday night and found Denny Francis.

He is recovering tonight at a local hospital.


(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-10/850847/stab.jpg)

you can't see my house...but I'm on the side of the 9 at the very end of the block.  soooo that is why they were here. hmmmm
Title: Random Musings
Post by: frizgolf on January 21, 2005, 10:28:55 PM
Courtesy of my Murphy's Law calendar today...

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 23, 2005, 08:09:23 AM
Thanks to 72V's thread and tEng's reply to it, one of the first things I read in the Randomville "recent posts" this morning was

"i got laid
Today at 4:11 am
by The Engineer"

ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on January 24, 2005, 10:15:37 AM
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"

"i got laid
Today at 4:11 am
by The Engineer"



ickier still!    :lol
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 25, 2005, 12:55:20 AM
I wonder if I can sneak the personalized license plate URAWANKR past the North Carolina DMV?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on January 25, 2005, 07:36:44 AM
There is no worse addiction for me right now than the doughnut addiction.  It's like a train and I can't get off.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2005, 09:37:38 AM
Don't eat yellow snow.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Bronzetree on January 25, 2005, 11:01:25 AM
Quote from: "DogStarMan"
There is no worse addiction for me right now than the cookie addiction.  It's like a train and I can't get off.


I changed your post to suit my needs.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on January 25, 2005, 11:53:30 AM
Girl Scout cookie day is coming soon!

I'm typing this from my pda over a wireless connection from a meeting room where I'm struggling to stay awake.  Woop de doo!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: eyeball on January 25, 2005, 12:05:21 PM
ok...girl scout cookies.  I had a dilemma...had.  from all accounts I see these things won't hit the streets til I am stuck at home with a baby recovering...so I went on an all out call for cookie help.  the other day a friend called with a girl scout on 3-way calling and got my order.  so yay!  I'll have 8 boxes of girl scout cookies to help me with the kid. :)  

ok back to regularly scheduled thread.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2005, 02:29:26 PM
I didn't know it was Girl Scout cookie time.  I just sent an email to my Grandparents asking them to order some for me if they come across any sellers.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 25, 2005, 07:19:20 PM
Bad news for all the Girl Scouts in my area. I've given up eating snacks as much as possible, and Girl Scout cookies certainly qualify.

Besides, they keep jacking up the price every year.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on January 25, 2005, 07:35:17 PM
i'm just panging for some peanut butter cookies...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: kcneon on January 26, 2005, 12:02:09 AM
The Phoenix may rise again......
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on January 26, 2005, 02:59:03 AM
Can a city plagued with xenophobia reasonably state that it is trying to be a more global city?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: thepsychicpoirot on February 04, 2005, 09:22:47 AM
When cows sneeze, does milk squirt out of their nose?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on February 04, 2005, 10:40:01 AM
Mmmmmm..you just can't beat fresh from the oven cookies.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Atzend on February 06, 2005, 02:41:12 AM
Pretzels are gross.  I'll eat almost anything and I still have no idea why pretzels taste so awful to me.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on February 06, 2005, 11:26:00 AM
i screened the video for "daft punk is playing at my house" and it makes me pang for a warhouse to call my own...reminds me of the days hanging around in shadyside.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Atzend on February 11, 2005, 11:25:03 AM
How exactly do you pronounce chav?  Is it ch as in choose and av as in avatar?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on February 11, 2005, 11:40:23 AM
That is how Rafe pronounces it.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on February 11, 2005, 12:03:16 PM
north toledo is an attitude.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on February 11, 2005, 05:11:18 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
I wonder if I can sneak the personalized license plate URAWANKR past the North Carolina DMV?

No shit...I just saw someone with a license plate that read U BOLLOX, so maybe I should give it a shot.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 11, 2005, 05:22:43 PM
Vanessa Carlton should stop.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on February 11, 2005, 11:47:56 PM
ain't no half stepping by heatwave kicks ass...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on February 12, 2005, 01:54:04 PM
I really like that New Wave/Disco/Rock sound of VHS or Beta.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on February 12, 2005, 02:13:30 PM
Quote from: "Atzend"
How exactly do you pronounce chav?  Is it ch as in choose and av as in avatar?

Spot on.

You may also use "Charver" or "Scutter", although the punchier "Chav" is indeed always a winner.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: purple_octopus on February 12, 2005, 02:26:36 PM
When you only want to lose seven pounds, why is that so damned difficult?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on February 12, 2005, 03:40:46 PM
valentines day is a capitalist plot to make singletons feel like shit on the 14th.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on February 12, 2005, 08:08:01 PM
Quote from: "SteelTown Boy"
valentines day is a capitalist plot to make singletons feel like shit on the 14th.

And to make non-singletons all stressed out trying to make the appropriate plans.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on February 12, 2005, 11:45:40 PM
foxier accent-scottish or aussie?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: purple_octopus on February 13, 2005, 08:19:14 AM
Quote from: "SteelTown Boy"
foxier accent-scottish or aussie?

Scottish -- no contest.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2005, 12:14:38 PM
My T.A. is an aussie.  And I'm going there in three weeks.  So right now Scottish is so much more exotic.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2005, 05:14:05 PM
"Lobsterman" is a word according to my Microsoft Word spell checker.  I never would have guessed.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 13, 2005, 06:30:52 PM
Oh My, Grandma, what a big stash you have..... (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4261075.stm)

[Work SAFE]
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Scunner on February 13, 2005, 06:48:53 PM
Quote from: "mistergugi"
My T.A. is an aussie.  And I'm going there in three weeks.  So right now Scottish is so much more exotic.


Gosh.  I've never heard my accent being described as "exotic".  "Incomprehensible", yes.  "Like English, but not", yes.

Time to whore out .wav files on the net!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2005, 06:54:46 PM
Quote from: "Scunner"
Quote from: "mistergugi"
My T.A. is an aussie.  And I'm going there in three weeks.  So right now Scottish is so much more exotic.


Gosh.  I've never heard my accent being described as "exotic".  "Incomprehensible", yes.  "Like English, but not", yes.

Time to whore out .wav files on the net!

Do you look like Shirley Manson?  That always helps, too.  ;)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Scunner on February 13, 2005, 07:06:06 PM
Quote from: "mistergugi"
Do you look like Shirley Manson?  That always helps, too.  ;)


Might do.  Does she have meat and two veg, too?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2005, 01:38:20 AM
you never know!

My random musing:  It's 1:39 am, Monday morning.  There are 5 guests and 1 member (me) online right now.  Who ARE these mysterious people?

Another:  I posted 10 times on Sunday, Feb. 13th.  That's your sure indicator that I've got two big things due in the next two days.  I've been sitting in front of my computer for 13 hours straight and have procrastinated much in that time.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: redbobsled on February 14, 2005, 03:36:45 AM
Hmm.  There's some shitty-ass Britney Spears concert on on Showtime right now, but I'm too lazy to go downstairs and turn it off.  That's kind of odd programming to follow up a repeat of last season's season finale of the L Word.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on February 14, 2005, 08:08:43 AM
Fingernails....chew 'em up....we'll make more.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on February 14, 2005, 10:26:49 AM
not a lot of fun going downstairs and getting tapes from the "vault"
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on February 14, 2005, 10:33:49 AM
How many posts does a person need to have before they can put something in the elusive "My cat is better than your cat" field?  

Also, apropos our ice machine not being operational this morning, I thought I'd recite a little wisdom, and point out that "A One that is not cold is hardly a One at all."
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 14, 2005, 02:02:16 PM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
"A One that is not cold is scarcely a One at all."

Fixed that for you.  You can't go misquoting the property of Ones.

P.S. Did you see the Peasant's Quest trailer today?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on February 14, 2005, 02:07:58 PM
Today i'm overwhelmed with grief, drawn from a recent incident involving me, rash words on here and Scott's subsequent reactions.

I need to make my peace with the Ghost of Lawdog.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: slow-dog on February 14, 2005, 02:09:19 PM
Quote from: "mistergugi"
you never know!

My random musing:  It's 1:39 am, Monday morning.  There are 5 guests and 1 member (me) online right now.  Who ARE these mysterious people?


I think of you as more of a tool than a member. ;)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 14, 2005, 02:09:38 PM
A little something to my friends here, in honor of the day..
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on February 14, 2005, 02:13:29 PM
Way over yonder in the minor key
Ain't nobody that can sing like me....
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on February 14, 2005, 02:28:56 PM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
A little something to my friends here, in honor of the day..


Oh, the Shit Bitch Bear!  I remember them from last year.  I need to see if I can find the site again.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ghost of lawdog on February 14, 2005, 02:32:18 PM
Quote from: "Rafeyboy"
I need to get a piece of the Ghost of Lawdog.


Bring it on you spindly necrophiliac!  I'll be your Valentine!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on February 14, 2005, 02:40:33 PM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
Quote from: "l.diddy"
"A One that is not cold is scarcely a One at all."

Fixed that for you.  You can't go misquoting the property of Ones.

P.S. Did you see the Peasant's Quest trailer today?


Ah, yes, thank you.  Feel free to harshly berate me for that the next time I see you.

P.S. No, I didn't see that.  I'll have to check it out.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on February 14, 2005, 02:41:18 PM
Quote from: "Ghost of lawdog"


Bring it on you spindly necrophiliac!  I'll be your Valentine!

Do you have restrooms in heaven? If so it's a date, you sassy little spirit.

One question. Do I have to die first, or is it going to be a bit like in the Excorcist? I need to make plans, and this info is going to be pretty crucial to my movements today.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on February 14, 2005, 02:57:31 PM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
A little something to my friends here, in honor of the day..


bwahahahaha....
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2005, 07:25:01 PM
Quote from: "slow-dog"
Quote from: "mistergugi"
you never know!

My random musing:  It's 1:39 am, Monday morning.  There are 5 guests and 1 member (me) online right now.  Who ARE these mysterious people?


I think of you as more of a tool than a member. ;)

Hah!  Glad I'm not the only one who thinks that way, too.  I'm a tool with a 12 inch member.  Just ask BoW.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 15, 2005, 09:40:36 AM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
Ah, yes, thank you.  Feel free to harshly berate me for that the next time I see you.

Done and done.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on February 15, 2005, 12:22:10 PM
I saw an ad on yahoo's website that said that on Feb. 17-20 from 11:00 am - 2:00pm, McDonald's is giving away one free chicken select strip per person.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on February 17, 2005, 01:03:24 PM
Where are the flies in my house coming from?  I've seen four in the last couple of days.  It's like the Amityville Horror.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on February 17, 2005, 01:17:31 PM
would you believe?
http://www.sonymusic.com/artists/KrisKross/html/merch.html
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on February 17, 2005, 01:21:53 PM
Quote from: "SteelTown Boy"
would you believe?
http://www.sonymusic.com/artists/KrisKross/html/merch.html

Worst website evar!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: adyonka on February 17, 2005, 06:00:11 PM
Quote from: "DogStarMan"
Quote from: "SteelTown Boy"
would you believe?
http://www.sonymusic.com/artists/KrisKross/html/merch.html

Worst website evar!


I dunno.  It sure made me wanna jump, jump.

Remind me, though... which one is the Mack Daddy and which one is Daddy Mack again?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on February 17, 2005, 07:11:50 PM
Quote from: "adyonka"
Remind me, though... which one is the Mack Daddy and which one is Daddy Mack again?

Pres.:  Hi Marlene.
Sharlene:  I'm Sharlene!
Pres.:  Hi Sharlene.
Marlene:  I'm Marlene!
Pres.:  Oh, chew your gum.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on February 18, 2005, 10:09:37 AM
the future's overrated
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on February 18, 2005, 11:08:52 AM
I can't get THE VIRGIN SUICIDES out of my head today.  We watched it last night and I guess it doesn't help that I am listening to the soundtrack today at work though.  It's just one of those movies that every time I watch it, I think about it for days afterwards.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 18, 2005, 11:45:50 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
I think about how absolutely awful it is for days afterwards.

Fixed that for you.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on February 18, 2005, 12:59:35 PM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
Quote from: "Butter"
I think about how absolutely awful it is for days afterwards.

Fixed that for you.


Yes, I know there weren't enough explosions or kids with tits in it for you.   :bad-words:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on February 20, 2005, 05:31:25 PM
i have this feeling of being caught up in the undertow.

wearing black can be so liberating.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: redbobsled on February 20, 2005, 08:47:07 PM
Will it ever stop raining?  And will the library roof hold up for another day?  (A big chunk of the ceiling already fell down in the archives room)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on February 21, 2005, 12:49:50 AM
I randomly muse that it will stop raining at some point.  Yes, I believe that is true.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 21, 2005, 10:37:50 AM
Who's idea was it to cast paris hilton in "house of wax"? Does it suck that bad that they felt the need to cast her in it so that they might attract some attention to the film? We laughed through the whole preview.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on February 21, 2005, 10:40:03 AM
Paris Hilton is a media whore

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v460/steelcityvideo/product_main_g_paris_1.jpg)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on February 21, 2005, 06:21:51 PM
A random selection of subject lines I encountered while cleaning out my WOXY PM box:

hey!

Ahem

sneaky huh

Mwhaha!

hey

WOOHOO!!!


Yep.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on February 21, 2005, 11:25:17 PM
i consider myself to be very lucky for i can get female models to do a TV show...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on February 24, 2005, 07:31:06 PM
I've got 5 random musings I've stockpiled from this week.  4 of them are from work, and the last one just happened five minutes ago.

1.  I really need to stop listening to my "Pissed Off" mix at work.  What if someone sneaked up behind me while I was listening to "Uncle Fucka?"

2.  Microsoft Word told me it would stop checking for spelling and grammar errors in a document I was compiling since it had so many errors already.  On my behalf, I must say I am typically an excellent speller and me love grammar long time.  Word just didn't recognize most of the drugs that I listed on the document.

3.  Apparently, in addition to candy, Reese's makes pinworm medication.  Who knew?

4.  When talking about sporting goods stores at lunchtime today, one of the pharmacists said, "You know, I've never been a big fan of Dick's."  And then came the befuddled stares as everyone wondered why I was laughing so hard.

5.  And finally... I got a stupid phone call, some Canadian sounding guy from Columbia House saying I can get free DVDs.  When he asked me what kind of movies I like, I said "porn."  I wanted to stay on the line and say more, but I got the giggles and had to hang up.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on February 24, 2005, 07:47:04 PM
I'm in the lab, working on some stuff for school.  Somebody in the row behind me, when I turned to talk to them and they noticed my screen, said, "hey what is that?"

I'm turned around at the moment staring at the person and couldn't remember what was on my screen, nor what it was that I was doing that could make someone so interested.  So I'm thinking to myself, "uh oh...I wasn't looking at porn or anything was I?  Am I busted?"  

I turned back around to look and it's a GIS map of Hell's Kitchen in NYC.  I'm like, "oh, phew."  But why'd he get so interested?  Are analytical maps like porn to planners?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on February 24, 2005, 10:31:52 PM
Quote from: "thelunarbee"

3.  Apparently, in addition to candy, Reese's makes pinworm medication.  Who knew?



is is peanut butter flavored and topped with a crisp, candy coating?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on February 24, 2005, 10:38:56 PM
48 hours before i let my creativity out....

best tragic love song "Join Me In Death"-H.I.M

i just wanna go sledding tonight.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: LanneyD on February 25, 2005, 12:38:02 AM
Quote from: "thelunarbee"

2.  ...Word just didn't recognize most of the drugs that I listed on the document.

I hate spell checker.  It takes words correctly used, and give me asinine words in their place.  like "cisterns" for cysteines.  or "argentines" for arginines.  They really need a scientific version of dictionary.

Quote
4.  When talking about sporting goods stores at lunchtime today, one of the pharmacists said, "You know, I've never been a big fan of Dick's."  And then came the befuddled stares as everyone wondered why I was laughing so hard.

My friends always make fun of me for the time I wanted to look up shoes online, and wanted to look at Dick's Sporting Goods site.  So I went to what you see on their sign - dicks.com.  Yeah, that was really smart on my part.  And, yeah, I was a dumbass and told my friends I did that.  They make sure to bring it up at least once a week.  and that was a year ago.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: redbobsled on February 25, 2005, 12:46:06 AM
It seems like tonight's ER will probably suck.  Yet, I'll also probably watch it anyway.  I wonder why that is?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: adyonka on February 25, 2005, 04:12:56 AM
Quote from: "LanneyD"
Quote from: "thelunarbee"

4.  When talking about sporting goods stores at lunchtime today, one of the pharmacists said, "You know, I've never been a big fan of Dick's."  And then came the befuddled stares as everyone wondered why I was laughing so hard.

My friends always make fun of me for the time I wanted to look up shoes online, and wanted to look at Dick's Sporting Goods site.  So I went to what you see on their sign - dicks.com.  Yeah, that was really smart on my part.  And, yeah, I was a dumbass and told my friends I did that.  They make sure to bring it up at least once a week.  and that was a year ago.


Remember... it could always be worse.  Here's a t-shirt for a local wings place, Dick's Wings and Grill:
(http://dickswings.promoshop.com/media/dist/4914/8393/36383/DicksToHootersTlarge.jpg)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on February 25, 2005, 11:33:56 AM
Quote from: "adyonka"
(http://dickswings.promoshop.com/media/dist/4914/8393/36383/DicksToHootersTlarge.jpg)


that would go over well in a few gay enclaves...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on February 25, 2005, 11:39:04 AM
Quote from: "redbobsled"
It seems like tonight's ER will probably suck.  Yet, I'll also probably watch it anyway.  I wonder why that is?


Do people still watch ER?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on February 25, 2005, 12:21:53 PM
Quote from: "thelunarbee"
5.  And finally... I got a stupid phone call, some Canadian sounding guy from Columbia House saying I can get free DVDs.  When he asked me what kind of movies I like, I said "porn."  I wanted to stay on the line and say more, but I got the giggles and had to hang up.


Yeah I'm quoting myself... for good reason.  Someone told me yesterday, after hearing this story, that Columbia House is actually planning on starting a porn division, through a different name.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 25, 2005, 12:48:59 PM
why is it that whenever there's bad news at work, it always comes the minute you walk in the door? Today's been wacky, just wacky...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on February 25, 2005, 02:55:48 PM
I don't know why ER is still on TV... they are beating a dead horse...



I like Clausen pickles
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Atzend on February 25, 2005, 03:26:13 PM
Can you still be punk if your clothes coordinate?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on February 25, 2005, 03:39:58 PM
There is a new place in Dayton that serves subs with fries in it and salads with fries in it. I must try this!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on February 25, 2005, 03:43:23 PM
Can I randomly ask where, as random bits of drool collect on my chin?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 25, 2005, 03:44:14 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
There is a new place in Dayton that serves subs with fries in it and salads with fries in it. I must try this!

Apparently fries in the salad is second nature in Pittsburgh.  BMXER's wife tells me that even the fast food joints do it up there.

It's actually a pretty good topping, until the fries get soggy in the dressing.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on February 25, 2005, 03:45:26 PM
Quote from: "DogStarMan"
Can I randomly ask where, as random bits of drool collect on my chin?



Shantz
2028 Wayne Ave. (across from Tanks)
253-8550 free delivery


I got an ad from them the other day.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on February 25, 2005, 03:57:45 PM
Quote from: "Atzend"
Can you still be punk if your clothes coordinate?


punk is all in the mind.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on February 25, 2005, 04:00:30 PM
I wonder where Jonathan has been.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 25, 2005, 04:30:01 PM
ITV is airing the Bond movie "Die Another Day" right now and I have it on in the background. They've just played The Clash's "London Calling" (title track from "The Best Album in the World Ever" © A.Douchebag) and hearing it in this setting has just freaked me out a little.

Also.... I miss my wife, our cat and the dishwasher.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on February 25, 2005, 05:44:35 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
I wonder where Jonathan has been.

I was wondering that just yesterday.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Lisa on February 25, 2005, 06:23:00 PM
alex is gone for the weekend...the house is so quiet, it unsettles me

cr.... i used to work for ITV


syd
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on February 25, 2005, 07:03:46 PM
i really really love my friends, and taking care of them in times of need - but sometimes it starts to feel like another full-time job.  damn my bleeding heart, i haven't even taken the time to clean my house or shave my legs this week.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on February 25, 2005, 08:36:03 PM
i really would like to write for a Pittsburgh paper again.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on February 26, 2005, 06:30:36 PM
Why do I sweat under the arms and no where else when I'm not Hot? Or even warm for that matter?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on February 27, 2005, 09:58:27 PM
man I'm nice and buzzed right now... it's a 2 drink evening...really doesn't take much...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on February 28, 2005, 12:29:57 PM
Iced tea can make everything all right.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on February 28, 2005, 12:34:11 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
Long Island Iced tea can make everything all right.


Fixed that for you.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 28, 2005, 12:36:12 PM
Almost three years since I last sucked*

*on a cigarette
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on February 28, 2005, 12:57:01 PM
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
Almost three years since I last sucked*

*on a cigarette



I really want to British that up.  Must resist.
I really want to British that up.  Must resist.
I really want to British that up.  Must resist
I really want to British that up.  Must resist.
I really want to British that up.  Must resist.
I really want to British that up.  Must resist.


*phew*

I could've gotten into some serious hot water.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on February 28, 2005, 01:25:15 PM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
Long Island Iced tea can make everything all right.


Fixed that for you.


word,just don't drink too many...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on March 02, 2005, 10:22:24 AM
On the bottle of Cheerwine it says "made with real cane sugar". None of that yucky corn syrup for them!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on March 02, 2005, 10:27:16 AM
The continuous mental debate....heartburn or heart attack.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on March 02, 2005, 10:40:21 AM
vanilla pepsi in the am rocks.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Poncho on March 02, 2005, 01:24:43 PM
Why can't I get fresh Skyline in Orlando?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on March 02, 2005, 01:35:10 PM
Thin mint cookies...I love you and I hate you.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on March 02, 2005, 02:11:58 PM
Quote from: "poncho1973"
Why can't I get fresh Skyline in :Any Where That I Will Live, Present or Future:?

Fixed it so it applies to me.  On a similar note, I had canned skyline last night.  And promptly followed this morning with a quick unscheduled trip to the can.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Poncho on March 02, 2005, 02:56:33 PM
I can buy FROZEN Skyline at the grocery store.

It's a distant 3rd.... 1st Fresh, 2nd Cans
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on March 02, 2005, 04:20:01 PM
I think that I would rather be eating a greasy cheeseburger at the Clock restaurant right now.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: adyonka on March 02, 2005, 08:45:13 PM
Quote from: "poncho1973"
Why can't I get fresh Skyline in Orlando?


Nearest Skyline to you is in one of the Clearwater/Clearwater Beach locations.  That's about 2-2.5 hours, which isn't bad compared to the 16 hour drive to Cincinnati.

Here's the outside of the Clearwater Beach location:
(http://sampo.dyndns.org/drbronner/skyline_outside.jpg)
It features a full bar, too.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on March 03, 2005, 11:47:46 AM
The kids were sitting at the lunch table today discussing what they wanted to be when they grew up.

Maurissa: I'm going to be a ballerina when I grow up.

Gabrielle: Me too. I'm going to be a ballerina.

Claire (who just turned 2 years old): I going to ballerina too.

Ethan: I'm going to be a cheerleader when I grow up!


Yes, we're very proud.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 03, 2005, 12:25:36 PM
Sounds like his father's buttman-liness is rubbing off on him.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: IPrayForTang on March 03, 2005, 03:29:53 PM
Ummm...I can't think of where to post this as I'm not trying to be all self-promotiony, so it's going here.

The band I'm in, Team Stray, is playing at about 9:00 tomorrow night (friday) at Sudsy Malone's in Clifton.  It's $5 to get in.  If you don't like totally sugary pop-punk, you should probably go somewhere else.  Consider yourselves invited.

PS...we're kinda awful and the set will be short.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on March 03, 2005, 03:52:00 PM
Quote from: "IPrayForSound"
Ummm...I can't think of where to post this as I'm not trying to be all self-promotiony, so it's going here.

The band I'm in, Team Stray, is playing at about 9:00 tomorrow night (friday) at Sudsy Malone's in Clifton.  It's $5 to get in.  If you don't like totally sugary pop-punk, you should probably go somewhere else.  Consider yourselves invited.

PS...we're kinda awful and the set will be short.


Will you buy us a round and let us have sloppy seconds on any groupies?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Atzend on March 03, 2005, 03:57:41 PM
Quote from: "IPrayForSound"
Ummm...I can't think of where to post this as I'm not trying to be all self-promotiony, so it's going here.

The band I'm in, Team Stray, is playing at about 9:00 tomorrow night (friday) at Sudsy Malone's in Clifton.  It's $5 to get in.  If you don't like totally sugary pop-punk, you should probably go somewhere else.  Consider yourselves invited.

PS...we're kinda awful and the set will be short.


I should be there.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: IPrayForTang on March 03, 2005, 04:07:32 PM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
Will you buy us a round and let us have sloppy seconds on any groupies?

If there are groupies, I'll probably be the one stuck with sloppy seconds, and I'm one of the 2 single guys in the band.  You can have sloppy 3rds (unless I get stuck with 3rds, in which case 4ths are all you).

A beer could probably be arranged.  Or a gin and tonic, you posh bastard.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: IPrayForTang on March 03, 2005, 04:08:03 PM
Quote from: "Atzend"
I should be there.

Just remember...I warned you.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on March 03, 2005, 04:15:16 PM
Quote from: "IPrayForSound"
A beer could probably be arranged.  Or a gin and tonic, you posh bastard.


I might take you up on that.  But, since I collected on my Super Bowl bet from JR last week, I'm positively flush with cash, so I'll probably be in the V.I.P room with a bottle of Cristal anyway.  I'll put you on the list.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 03, 2005, 04:34:44 PM
If i can muster the courage to head down to short vine, I'll be there IPFS.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on March 03, 2005, 04:45:02 PM
mailing....such a tedious thing.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on March 03, 2005, 10:05:40 PM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
Quote from: "IPrayForSound"
A beer could probably be arranged.  Or a gin and tonic, you posh bastard.


I might take you up on that.  But, since I collected on my Super Bowl bet from JR last week, I'm positively flush with cash, so I'll probably be in the V.I.P room with a bottle of Cristal anyway.  I'll put you on the list.


Sorry IPFS, I'll be "out yonder" in W.V.

Too bad, I'd love to watch l.diddy drink his Cristal with his winnings.

Cunt
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on March 03, 2005, 10:33:35 PM
50 cd-r discs for $9.00 a pop,not bad.....
the metrosexualization of me continues,bought some hep shower gel...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on March 04, 2005, 11:20:09 AM
Quote from: "JohnnyRoyale"
Too bad, I'd love to watch l.diddy drink his Cristal with his winnings.

Cunt


Dude.   There's no need for a nine-point font.  Everyone knows that I'm a GIANT cunt.   Sure, it's not quite as much common knowledge as, say, a certain someone's douchebaggery, but it's not  like it's some kind of secret, either.

Sincerely,

Cunty
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Poncho on March 04, 2005, 12:00:33 PM
Quote from: "adyonka"
Quote from: "poncho1973"
Why can't I get fresh Skyline in Orlando?


Nearest Skyline to you is in one of the Clearwater/Clearwater Beach locations.  That's about 2-2.5 hours, which isn't bad compared to the 16 hour drive to Cincinnati.

Here's the outside of the Clearwater Beach location:
(http://sampo.dyndns.org/drbronner/skyline_outside.jpg)
It features a full bar, too.


Thank you, but I've eaten there many, many times.  It's actually only about 1.5 hours away tops... but of course I get to Cincy in 14 tops as well... so I must drive faster than you.

It's just rough to drive 1.5 hours for dinner and back.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: IPrayForTang on March 04, 2005, 12:48:22 PM
I wasn't paying attention to wear my elbow went, and I accidentally put STB on my ignore list.  It's all been fixed, though.

I don't wanna play guitar tonight.
Title: Excessive use of Random
Post by: arcane on March 04, 2005, 01:17:16 PM
Last time I checked I was at a place called Randomville on the Woxy boards and now I'm here at a place called Randomville.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Poncho on March 04, 2005, 01:44:22 PM
That's magic...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 04, 2005, 06:22:16 PM
one of the rides at the Neverland Ranch?

(http://badgas.co.uk/griffnut/duck.jpg)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: adyonka on March 04, 2005, 06:42:08 PM
Quote from: "poncho1973"

Thank you, but I've eaten there many, many times.  It's actually only about 1.5 hours away tops... but of course I get to Cincy in 14 tops as well... so I must drive faster than you.

It's just rough to drive 1.5 hours for dinner and back.


Yeah, you must drive faster.  I've gotten my two warnings (in two weeks) from the police and decided not to tempt fate.

I drove down there from Saint Augustine, on Memorial Day weekend... took 5 hours to get there due to beach traffic and finding a parking spot.  I ate my Skyline, walked around a little, and drove back.  You're lucky to be so close!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: trixi on March 04, 2005, 07:11:00 PM
Quote from: "adyonka"

I drove down there from Saint Augustine, on Memorial Day weekend... took 5 hours to get there due to beach traffic and finding a parking spot.  I ate my Skyline, walked around a little, and drove back.  You're lucky to be so close!


Sheesh...I'd want to kill someone in that kind of traffic.  It only took me 5 1/2 hours to drive from Jacksonville to Naples.  

There used to be a Skyline in Bradenton, but it must have closed.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: despondent on March 04, 2005, 07:11:30 PM
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
one of the rides at the Neverland Ranch?

(http://badgas.co.uk/griffnut/duck.jpg)
Why do I find the positioning of Donald's eyes to be disturbing?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on March 04, 2005, 11:43:45 PM
Quote from: "IPrayForSound"
I don't wanna play guitar tonight.


I'm glad you did, man.  I actually like some sugary pop punk from time to time, and I enjoyed your set.  Sorry I ducked out early, but a rock show is not the place to be when you have a headache.  Funny, I thought the cigarettes and beer would help.  Guess not.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on March 05, 2005, 11:34:22 AM
"The future belongs to the analog loyalists. Fuck digital."

Hehe. While looking at some old stuff at home, I stumbled upon this statement, written inside the cover of one of my only surviving school books from when I was 14-15. No wonder my teachers thought I was a wrong 'un.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on March 06, 2005, 11:43:41 AM
sunday morning,fun time uploading the Big Brother UK soundtrack...just ace.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on March 09, 2005, 12:32:50 PM
Lucky Charms cereal is shaped a lot like dry cat food.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on March 09, 2005, 01:22:53 PM
I'm hungry...could somebody make me an omelet??
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on March 09, 2005, 01:23:16 PM
anyone tried the chocolate lucky charms yet?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 09, 2005, 01:35:46 PM
chocolate lucky charms? please enlighten me...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on March 09, 2005, 01:50:25 PM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
chocolate lucky charms? please enlighten me...

http://www.luckycharmsfun.millsberry.com/chocolate/
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 09, 2005, 01:53:45 PM
Quote from: "SteelTown Boy"

http://www.luckycharmsfun.millsberry.com/chocolate/


sweet...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on March 09, 2005, 02:34:17 PM
Yes, it's magically delicious!


Seriously, it's pretty good.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on March 09, 2005, 04:58:39 PM
It's March - are one of you bloody Yanks going to set up a "March Madness" basketball brackets thingy thing for us this year? well? Bu'uh?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on March 09, 2005, 05:16:01 PM
as they say,watch this space...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on March 09, 2005, 05:22:08 PM
I'm doing open mic poetry tonight- first time in ages I've done this... it's so much fun and I've been wanting to get back into it, so I figure WTF, might as well do it now.

I've been trying to write something non-shitty to read tonight, no such luck, but whatever, I figure I'll end up reading what I've got... but then I came across some shit I wrote last year, and a lot of it's really good and I'm probably just going to give a few tweaks here and there, and it'll be really good, right?  OKAY, yeah, except for the part where in the corner of the paper, in bold letters, I've written "ONION DACQUIRI."  Why the FUCK would I write such a thing?!  I mean, sometimes I write down shit that amuses me on random scraps of paper, but this time I don't have any verbs or anything that might give me a clue as to why I found that funny or what the hell possessed me to think of it in the first damn place.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: thepsychicpoirot on March 09, 2005, 05:44:19 PM
Might I suggest this:  http://members.aol.com/geekox3/wsb2.htm
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Atzend on March 10, 2005, 01:06:55 PM
I never would have thought that my cat would like Indian food, but he loves Chicken Korma.  Odd odd little kitty.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: thepsychicpoirot on March 11, 2005, 01:49:27 PM
Every time I see the name "kwyjibo" I hear Morrissey singing "kwy-ji bo, kwy-ji bo".  It's like that name has it's own ringtone implanted in my head.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on March 11, 2005, 02:02:17 PM
Quote from: "thepsychicpilot"
Every time I see the name "kwyjibo" I hear Morrissey singing "kwy-ji bo, kwy-ji bo".  It's like that name has it's own ringtone implanted in my head.

Heh...I think "kwyj" which then leads me to think about "queef".
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on March 11, 2005, 02:11:15 PM
Oh my - I just read this:

BUTTER BRINGS GLORY TO PETERBOROUGH!!

...and laughed so hard that my lung popped out, which had a quick chuckle itself and ran away. Great.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: thepsychicpoirot on March 11, 2005, 02:19:00 PM
My favarote queef song.  I guess you could infer from 2 out of three posts in this thread in three days that I am obsessed with flatulence.  It's not an obsession, I just think it's fun to talk about and blame other people when I pass gas.  Maybe it's because I have two kids and I can not stand a dirty butt or the stench that they create.  You ever read the "Everybody Poops" kids books?

DESCENDENTS-  "Enjoy"

Flatulation punctuates the still night air
And I thank god you're here

I queefed - Enjoy
Make the most of my butt-toast
Enjoy my good friends - Enjoy

The laces of my shoes unlock the mystery
Come and share a treat with me
I can't recall the last time I washed my feet
We're in for a treat

Here's my shoes - Enjoy
And here's my socks - Enjoy
Make the most of my toe toast
Enjoy, my good friends - Enjoy

Flatulation punctuates the still night air
And I thank God you're here

I queefed - Enjoy
Smell my feces - Enjoy
Sniff my ass whilst I pass gas
Enjoy my good friends - Enjoy
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Bluelupis on March 11, 2005, 02:47:13 PM
Price of living is going through the roof.
Minimum wage being raised got shot down.
Bankruptcy overhaul laws tighten the noose.
Uncle Sam is a peeping Tom and the IRS hates the single middle class.

Damn.  I need a drink.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 17, 2005, 09:38:34 AM
I just reset a password for a guy who's old password was BUGGER10.

Teehee
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on March 19, 2005, 07:41:09 AM
The American Black Bear's total population is over twice that of all the other bear species combined.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on March 19, 2005, 10:35:27 AM
LOL

Last night I sent Rafe and AIM message saying: "Hi Rafe. What did the doc have to say?"

Well, apparently he was in mid-type on another message and didn't realize he was replying to me. My response received: "- she just hates life because she is an ugly cunt."

Confused, yet laughing my ass off, I figured out what he had done, then he did!!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on March 19, 2005, 10:44:48 AM
That was damned funny. I was hurting a little as I laughed so hard!



It's official - I am old. The stubble on my chin grows more grey as the days go on. Soon, I'll be able to sport a lustrous Karl Marx beard, walk in to book shops and sign copies of Das Kapital for awestruck punters.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on March 20, 2005, 11:21:59 AM
i had to shave my stubble as it itched and was greying...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on March 21, 2005, 02:51:43 PM
I just ate my last doughnut for a while. Butter and I are going on a diet. (Who knows if it'll last a week!)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: MissKitty on March 21, 2005, 03:29:28 PM
Last night CR and I saw carved on a table "Vinnie Smith Sucks My Poop Factory."  :lol
Title: Random Musings
Post by: The Engineer on March 21, 2005, 03:39:11 PM
Slimfast should go for truth in advertising and call their product Starvation.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on March 21, 2005, 04:28:26 PM
Quote from: "The Engineer"
Slimfast should go for truth in advertising and call their product Starvation.


Starvation! Now with laxatives!


At least that's how it was with me
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 21, 2005, 04:35:28 PM
Anybody ever wondered what the fuck the phrase "the rain in spain stayed mainly on the plane" is all about?

What a load of bollocks
Title: Random Musings
Post by: thepsychicpoirot on March 21, 2005, 04:44:07 PM
My step daughter (14 years old, mind you) asks me this on they way to school this morning:

If you go deep into space and turn around, can you touch the Earth?


I swear the kid's dropping lysergic.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 21, 2005, 04:54:03 PM
Sounds like that kid missed the common sense train.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: thepsychicpoirot on March 21, 2005, 04:57:36 PM
Glad I'm not the only one that thinks that.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: The Engineer on March 21, 2005, 05:45:14 PM
Quote from: "thepsychicpilot"
I swear the kid's dropping lysergic.


There are precious few times the boards have caused me embarassment... but I was reading this thread while sipping on a glass of gatorade and when I got to this line I literally sprayed Gatorade across the living room... my dog thanks you.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on March 21, 2005, 07:12:57 PM
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
Anybody ever wondered what the fuck the phrase "the rain in spain stayed mainly on the plane" is all about?

What a load of bollocks

[rediculously too serious] I had always been under the impression that it was 'the rain in spain stayed mainly on the plain' meaning that since much of Spain is indeed a rainy plain, it sort of works out.  Of course, I've never been to Spain, so I don't know for sure. [/rediculously too serious]
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on March 22, 2005, 07:50:08 AM
It freaks me out that I can go into a vegatative coma for many years and then suddenly becom the poster child for both pro-life and pro-death movements without my knowledge or consent.  I need to get a living will NOW!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on March 22, 2005, 10:05:46 AM
Here's conversation I just had with Alex:

Me: Let me burn this CD, then we can dance to my music in the living room.
Alex: I don't like Mama's music!



What a sad, sad day.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 22, 2005, 10:07:33 AM
C-fan, he's still young, he'll come around--eventually ;)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on March 22, 2005, 10:13:56 AM
2 more months before my 38th...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Sonic Boom on March 22, 2005, 12:18:50 PM
Quote from: "mistergugi"
I had always been under the impression that it was 'the rain in spain stayed mainly on the plain' meaning that since much of Spain is indeed a rainy plain, it sort of works out.

Yeah, I think that's it.  Who knows?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: IPrayForTang on March 22, 2005, 03:16:47 PM
Ricardo Montalban, that's who.

Wait...he's Mexican.

Antonio Banderas, that's who.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 22, 2005, 03:46:41 PM
Quote from: "JSpaceman"
Quote from: "mistergugi"
I had always been under the impression that it was 'the rain in spain stayed mainly on the plain' meaning that since much of Spain is indeed a rainy plain, it sort of works out.

Yeah, I think that's it.  Who knows?


[geek moment] Pygmailion (sp?)! It was one of the phrases that Eliza Doolittle had to repeat in order to perfect her accent and annunciation. (But, I think it was the rain in spain falls mainly on the plain--can't remember though) [/geek moment]
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Sonic Boom on March 22, 2005, 05:36:51 PM
I thought it was from My Fair Lady?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Atzend on March 22, 2005, 05:54:40 PM
Quote from: "JSpaceman"
I thought it was from My Fair Lady?


My Fair Lady is based on Pygmalion.  So it's pretty much the same basic story.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: slow-dog on March 22, 2005, 06:26:08 PM
I miss you, but I have nothing to say to you.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on March 22, 2005, 07:30:13 PM
man spacey don't you know nothin?



btw I'm no longer a tourist.  I'm a summer resident!  WOOHOO!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on March 22, 2005, 07:44:54 PM
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
btw I'm no longer a tourist.  I'm a summer resident!  WOOHOO!


You'll always be just a tourist to me, buzz. ;)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on March 23, 2005, 01:18:31 AM
Quote from: "thelunarbee"
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
btw I'm no longer a tourist.  I'm a summer resident!  WOOHOO!

You'll always be just a tourist to me, buzz. ;)

[12 year old]oooooh, burn.  tssssss! [/12 year old]
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on March 23, 2005, 05:22:59 AM
Yesterday was William Shatner's birthday.  How did we ever manage to miss this?  For shame.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: IPrayForTang on March 23, 2005, 08:42:22 AM
I want an awesome sub-title thing under my name.  And a strawberry Pop-Tart.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 23, 2005, 08:50:20 AM
IPFS, you know you can make up your own subtitle? There's a spot in your profile for it.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: IPrayForTang on March 23, 2005, 09:16:49 AM
Ummmm....not seein' it.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 23, 2005, 09:21:26 AM
It's called "custom title" and it's right under "interests" in your profile. Maybe you need have a certain number of posts? *shrug*
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on March 23, 2005, 09:23:38 AM
Quote from: "mistergugi"
Yesterday was William Shatner's birthday.  How did we ever manage to miss this?  For shame.

Because maybe we could give a shit about Shatner.  What's he ever done for us.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on March 23, 2005, 09:24:30 AM
Yeah, you need 500.  So look for some post-whoring from IPFS!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on March 23, 2005, 10:54:17 AM
I'm wearing my Clemson socks today.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on March 23, 2005, 11:24:48 AM
I have a cold
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on March 23, 2005, 11:27:46 AM
I leave for vacation in just about 48 hours.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on March 23, 2005, 11:29:44 AM
I leave for vacation in under 24 hours.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on March 23, 2005, 11:30:18 AM
Posh bastard(s).

Edited to pluralize, as I missed DSM's post.  There are more posh bastards around here than I thought.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: IPrayForTang on March 23, 2005, 12:46:27 PM
I'm gonna get an awesome title under my name sometime later.  I don't care enough to do like 50 or 100 posts or however many I still have to make to get one.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 23, 2005, 12:51:53 PM
It's only 46 posts honey...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: IPrayForTang on March 23, 2005, 12:55:13 PM
Fair enough.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on March 23, 2005, 02:32:06 PM
Somewhere, Bill Hicks is laughing (http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Movies/03/23/volcano.movie.ap/index.html).  He's angry, but he's laughing.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on March 23, 2005, 03:16:05 PM
Quote from: "DogStarMan"
Because maybe we could give a shit about Shatner.  What's he ever done for us.

ummmm...he became the subject of an awesome Scofflaws song.  And then I got to be one of the audience members who yelled his name into the lead singers' microphone.
Oh yeah, and he got Common People to be played briefly on the radio again.  
Otherwise, nothing else for me personally.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on March 24, 2005, 01:47:35 PM
Where the hell is Idaho?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Supra-Genius on March 24, 2005, 01:54:04 PM
Why did I agree to run that 15k next week???? stupid, stupid, stupid
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on March 24, 2005, 02:59:21 PM
Apples for snack. Must get used to this.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on March 24, 2005, 03:55:46 PM
Making mix tapes is such a fun thing - reminds me of being 12. Receiving mix CD's from a variety of very nice people, completely out of the blue, is even *funner.


* I know "funner" doesn't exist in our vocabulary, but sod it.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 24, 2005, 03:58:36 PM
Why is it that I never got a direct answer regarding whether or not I have to come into work tomorrow?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on March 24, 2005, 04:15:46 PM
Quote from: "Rafeyboy"
Making mix tapes is such a fun thing - reminds me of being 12. Receiving mix CD's from a variety of very nice people, completely out of the blue, is even *funner.


* I know "funner" doesn't exist in our vocabulary, but sod it.


It is fun.  The current issue of WIRED magazine has an article by Thurston Moore on the labor of love that is the mix tape.  I was going to post a link, but the damned thing doesn't seem to be online.  So I'll just say that I share your sentiment, and so does Thurston.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: slow-dog on March 24, 2005, 07:24:37 PM
Mixtape battle! (http://www.chunklet.com/issue_19_torture.cfm)

(apologies if I'm giving you a link that one of you gave to me--but I think I saw it somewhere else).
Title: Random Musings
Post by: IPrayForTang on March 24, 2005, 07:29:51 PM
I need somethin' to do tonight.  I don't work tomorrow, and I wanna get into some (legal) debauchery.  So far, napping off and on until morning is the most attractive option.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on March 24, 2005, 08:25:24 PM
it would be way sweeter to just have good friday off instead of having to get my big ass up at the same time in the morning and dicking around until 12:30.

also, Chunklet is the shit.  

oh, and don't  buy the frozen TGIFridays mesquite somethingerother chicken chunks.  NOT good, holmes.  i'd rather have my fake buffaro nuggets any day.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 25, 2005, 01:18:11 PM
Why is it that some people use their turn signal to signal if their going to move into the lane on their left, but they don't use their signal to make a move into the right lane? Is there some sort of rule that says it's not necessary to warn the people in the right lane?

When will the warm weather be back to stay?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on March 25, 2005, 01:22:56 PM
I wixh I hadn't volunteered to make Easter dinner this year.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on March 25, 2005, 06:19:51 PM
there are 4 people logged in right now, and yet the activity level is lower than the temperature on Pluto.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on March 25, 2005, 06:46:30 PM
Am I bored/ curious enough to download and then watch a British program called "Me and my penis?"  The description says it's about some guy who is obsessed with size and worries that he doesn't measure up.  It might be pretty funny.

You know, I'm thinking I should probably skip this one.  Don't want to incur the nightmares that followed after I watched "Going to Work Naked."  I knew better than to watch it when it said there were naked clergyfolk, but curiosity got the better of me.

I swear, you damn Brits and your crazy naked telly!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on March 25, 2005, 09:20:13 PM
As I was taking cat poo out to the bin, and the sky pissed down on me its piddly drizzle, I thought, "Things to do in Dayton when you're dead."  I was gonna make a list, but I couldn't think of anything.
Definitely not dickering around on the internet.
And definitely not downloading tv shows with naked British people in them.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on March 25, 2005, 11:18:41 PM
Definitely not on my list of things to do ever again: listen to my grandma's diatribe on bladder control.  Going on 30 minutes now... Quote: "You wouldn't believe the people that are going around wearing Depends!"

Side note: when talking on the phone, I like to lie down on the floor and stare at the ceiling.  When I nodded off, had I started snoring, I think grandma would have come through the phone and slapped me.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 27, 2005, 08:18:47 AM
Latest score....

Timbuk 3, Maroon 5
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on March 27, 2005, 11:02:49 AM
easter morning,back from mass...terry still lives,barely.

is it semi cruel to start a death pool for that.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on March 27, 2005, 11:48:25 AM
Mmmmmmmm...ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, potato salad, biscuits, and coconut cream pie.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on March 27, 2005, 11:56:16 AM
ham ham ham!  hammy ham ham!  ooooh, and scalloped taters!  and PIE!!!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on March 27, 2005, 12:02:11 PM
Happy Easter!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on March 27, 2005, 10:33:47 PM
CREEPY BUNNY.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on March 27, 2005, 10:45:58 PM
Quote from: "vizzah"
CREEPY BUNNY.


Haha, yeah.  Furries are always creepy.
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Post by: SteelTown Boy on March 27, 2005, 10:52:44 PM
i fancy a caption for that....
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Post by: vizzah on March 27, 2005, 11:08:08 PM
Quote from: "thelunarbee"
Quote from: "vizzah"
CREEPY BUNNY.


Haha, yeah.  Furries are always creepy.


i think the only thing creepier i've seen lately is that dude in that weird ass bear costume fondling some old man in THE SHINING.
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 28, 2005, 08:19:15 AM
I never really thought about itbut now that you all mention it, yeah that bunny is creepy.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on March 28, 2005, 11:11:30 AM
Quote from: "thelunarbee"
Quote from: "vizzah"
CREEPY BUNNY.


Haha, yeah.  Furries are always creepy.


OMG those eyes!  Evil bunny!

Can't sleep...bunny will eat me...
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Post by: clemsonfan on March 28, 2005, 11:20:46 AM
It's raining and the kids are still on a sugar high from this weekend. It's going to be a long day.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on March 28, 2005, 11:09:49 PM
Today is the birthdate of two great artists who have contributed immensely to society:  Raphael and August Anheuser Busch.
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Post by: eyeball on March 29, 2005, 03:10:30 PM
apparently scott has been teaching my son the ways of the "bird"...:)

taken in his sleep the other night after I had my first beers in almost a year!!


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v725/eyeball_97x/jordansleep.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v725/eyeball_97x/finger.jpg)

I promise I didn't pose him.  I was just staring at him like I sometimes do in awe and boom I saw it.  shortly after all the flashes from the pics he woke up pissed off and wouldn't sleep again for 3 hours.  little shithead.
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Post by: Kwyjibo on March 29, 2005, 03:43:40 PM
Never forget....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/rosendolf/jesusbunny.jpg)

The Easter Bunny died for your sins.
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Post by: SteelTown Boy on March 29, 2005, 04:32:09 PM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
Never forget....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/rosendolf/jesusbunny.jpg)

The Easter Bunny died for your sins.
wicked.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on March 30, 2005, 04:09:22 PM
Alex had more adventures with poop today.




If I live until he's in kindergarten, it'll be a miracle.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: c-lando on March 30, 2005, 04:17:56 PM
i have suddenly found myself singing/humming:

you're a grand old flag
you're a high-flying flag
and forever in peace may you wave.
you're the emblem of
the land i love
the home of the free & the brave.


WHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYY????????!?!?!?!?!!!!???????
Suddenly, I feel like I have been to a parade or something.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on March 30, 2005, 04:24:27 PM
Company field trips rule.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 01, 2005, 09:51:58 AM
anyone need a new picture for their desktop?...

this static image trips me the fuck out!

(http://gprime.net/images/trippy/trippy.gif)
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Post by: IPrayForTang on April 01, 2005, 10:01:20 AM
It's like drugs without having to take them!  WEEEEE!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on April 01, 2005, 10:38:11 AM
I don't have to babysit the 3 girls today so I'm taking the day to get more serious about potty training Alex. I just read Once Upon A Potty to him and now I'm letting him run around naked from the waist down so that he'll hopefully remember to use the potty.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on April 01, 2005, 10:56:05 AM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
I don't have to babysit the 3 girls today so I'm taking the day to get more serious about potty training Alex. I just read Once Upon A Potty to him and now I'm letting him run around naked from the waist down so that he'll hopefully remember to use the potty.


Well that didn't last long. He's not naked anymore. After catching him telling Ethan that he was going to pee on him, I've decided to put some underwear on him.
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Post by: Action Jim on April 01, 2005, 04:44:07 PM
I hate our media.  Four of the top headlines CNN.com right now are:

(1)  The friggin' Pope.
(2)  Terry Schiavo is still dead.
(3)  Today's mundane developments in the Michael Jackson circus trial.
(4)  Joan Kennedy fell down a while ago.
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Post by: JohnnyRoyale on April 01, 2005, 05:17:08 PM
That's sweet, CR! I dig how it all stops when you focus on just one area.
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Post by: SteelTown Boy on April 01, 2005, 08:30:02 PM
i've fallen and i can't get up-Joan Kennedy.

the pope is not dead yet and toll house bars rock.
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Post by: JohnnyRoyale on April 02, 2005, 06:00:05 PM
This one I agree with completely. It's getting hung up on my fridge. (next to Trisha, of course!)

From CityBeat's "Best Of" issue this week:

Best Sign That Cincinnatians Need to Get a Life:
The recent announcement that Cincinnati is the No. 1 U.S. market for Amazing Race confirms this town's addiction to reality TV shows. Long a top market for Survivor, Cincinnati more than likely also pulls in big ratings for shows like The Apprentice and American Idol. Hey, folks, there’s a really cool reality show happening outside of your house 24/7 — it’s called Real Life. ©
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 02, 2005, 06:36:58 PM
They say that the Scottish only invented trains to get away from the place....

and that they invented TV to look at something else.

Cincinnati - the Scotland of America! (*apart from the train thing)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on April 06, 2005, 01:02:11 AM
It's quite weird going to another msg board and being a lurker.  It's almost freaky the way you can listen in to someone else's conversation in which you don't know anything about them and they don't know you.  And especially don't know that you're listening.  I wanted to say one or two things, but backed off just b/c I didn't necessarily feel like I should be alerting them to my presence.

It's just as weird considering that I've been an active msg board participant for over a year now and I'm coming to these realizations.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 06, 2005, 09:44:27 AM
I hope my hubby doesn't get too much crap from his fellow gas haulers for talking to channel 5 lastnight (he was on the news!).
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on April 06, 2005, 12:40:41 PM
This thread had, previous to my post, 333 replies and 3999 views.
Creepy.
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Post by: Atzend on April 06, 2005, 05:43:38 PM
So I'm sitting here collating papers and I start getting a wiff of some kind of nasty rotten milk smell.  Of course, me being paranoid I'm hoping it's not me (even though I haven't come in contact with dairy products today) and there are no co-workers around.  As I lift up some paper to clip it I get a good wiff and realize it's stinky paper...not stinky me.  I am now relieved and mildy nauseated.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Nate on April 07, 2005, 10:30:14 AM
The most shoplifted book in the U.S. is the bible.

After an hour's reading "Thou shalt not ste...awww shit."
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on April 07, 2005, 01:40:54 PM
Carrots...they don't taste good...they don't taste bad...they're just kinda' there.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on April 07, 2005, 01:43:40 PM
Quote from: "DogStarMan"
Carrots...they don't taste good...they don't taste bad...they're just kinda' there.


Celery is that way too. I'd love to put a ton of peanut butter on it (because you know, celery is actually just a vehicle to get peanut butter into your mouth) but I can't.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on April 07, 2005, 01:43:50 PM
I saw mistergugi on the woxy boards!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on April 07, 2005, 03:12:51 PM
I'm drinking tons of water. It's not making my hunger decrease, it's just making me use the bathroom every 10 minutes!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on April 07, 2005, 04:34:44 PM
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
I saw mistergugi on the woxy boards!


hmmmmmm....
(shhhh, don't tell anyone.  :)  )
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on April 07, 2005, 11:36:05 PM
a bus ride to the shopping center can be very interesting...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: WileE on April 08, 2005, 01:32:11 PM
Quote from: "mistergugi"
It's quite weird going to another msg board and being a lurker.  It's almost freaky the way you can listen in to someone else's conversation in which you don't know anything about them and they don't know you.  And especially don't know that you're listening.  I wanted to say one or two things, but backed off just b/c I didn't necessarily feel like I should be alerting them to my presence.

It's just as weird considering that I've been an active msg board participant for over a year now and I'm coming to these realizations.


So post, you big weirdo.  Or skinny legged weirdo.  What are you hiding from anyway?
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 08, 2005, 02:17:29 PM
He's hiding from you Wile

*cough*

So, um, anyway, woxy usually makes me happy but today they are making me extra happy.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on April 10, 2005, 09:43:53 PM
does anyone think that "Je T'Aime...Moi Non Plus" is just heavy breathing and beats?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on April 11, 2005, 02:37:27 PM
Just finished watching Shark Tale with the kids. It sucked bad.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 11, 2005, 02:52:39 PM
Just bought our tickets to the US Grand Prix in June, we got box seats and parking pass for a lot near to our seats! My pregnant ass won't have to go charging across too much traffic. I just have to find some cd's to brush up on my spanish--have a feeling we'll be surrounded by Columbians.
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Post by: pathogen on April 11, 2005, 03:14:22 PM
you know you want to buy me this t-shirt....

http://www.80stees.com/products/Aqua_Teen_Hunger_Force_meatwad_t-shirt.asp
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on April 11, 2005, 03:16:08 PM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
Just bought our tickets to the US Grand Prix in June, we got box seats and parking pass for a lot near to our seats! My pregnant ass won't have to go charging across too much traffic. I just have to find some cd's to brush up on my spanish--have a feeling we'll be surrounded by Columbians.

Have fun...I went to the first and third USGPs at Indy...Formula One is quite a spectacle. I enjoyed it, and I'd like to go to and F1 race in Europe sometime.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 11, 2005, 03:19:07 PM
Thanks J, we will, we went to the GP the last time they held it in September (was '03 I think). We had a great time, we're sure to this year too. Steve would love to go see an F1 race in Europe too, we may have to wait until the kid's a bit older (so we can either take them with, or send them to the grandparents), but it'll probably happen.
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Post by: Jonathan on April 11, 2005, 03:21:10 PM
I think you're right. I went in 2000 and 2002, was going to go in 2001, but my flight was cancelled.

I think last year was the first USGP held in June.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 11, 2005, 03:24:05 PM
I think it was too, we missed last years. The one in '03 was cold and rainy, but still super fun--the Columbians made it a huge party. We're very excited.
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Post by: Action Jim on April 11, 2005, 03:26:24 PM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
Just bought our tickets to the US Grand Prix in June, we got box seats and parking pass for a lot near to our seats! My pregnant ass won't have to go charging across too much traffic. I just have to find some cd's to brush up on my spanish--have a feeling we'll be surrounded by Columbians.


Yay.  Go Juan Pablo!  (Sorry, I'm an old CART/Champ Car fan, so I have to root for my people).
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Post by: Jonathan on April 11, 2005, 03:26:37 PM
Quote
the Columbians made it a huge party. We're very excited.

I would have been right there with them...Juan Pablo is my boy.

And I take no joy in Ferrari's early-season troubles. No, none at all. ;)

Schumacher is a dull robot and I hope he finishes in 18th place the whole rest of the season
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Post by: pathogen on April 11, 2005, 08:00:47 PM
someone pls make a movie based on the "drunken" martial arts fighting style, set in modern times, and include the words "Krunk Fu" somewhere in the title.  pls, oh pls do this for me.  thanks.
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Post by: scurvygirl on April 17, 2005, 07:45:28 AM
After as much as I had to drink last night, if I'm up at 7:30 AM and not really hungover at all, does this mean I'm still drunk?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on April 17, 2005, 08:33:51 AM
And if I really am still drunk, then I just drunk-dialed Time Warner Cable because my internet is still all fucked up.  How sad is it that I programmed their stupid tech support number into my cell phone since I have to call them so damn frequently?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on April 17, 2005, 12:00:43 PM
i need a huge 40oz of coffee with milk and sugar-regular
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on April 17, 2005, 04:09:14 PM
Quote from: "thelunarbee"
After as much as I had to drink last night, if I'm up at 7:30 AM and not really hungover at all, does this mean I'm still drunk?


thelunarbee lives!!!  I actually felt bad about buying you that last drink.  I'm actually happy (and a little amazed) that you're not in a coma or something.
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Post by: scurvygirl on April 17, 2005, 05:22:43 PM
Quote from: "l.diddy"

thelunarbee lives!!!  I actually felt bad about buying you that last drink.  I'm actually happy (and a little amazed) that you're not in a coma or something.


Well, I spilled a LOT of that last drink because I was playing with the straw.  Otherwise, I'm sure I would be in a coma right now. ;)

But seriously, no hangover.  What the hell?
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Post by: Dan on April 17, 2005, 06:07:22 PM
Quote from: "thelunarbee"
But seriously, no hangover.  What the hell?

You're complaining about that?

Just embrace your good fortune and try not to jinx it.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on April 17, 2005, 07:29:22 PM
Quote from: "mistergugi"
Quote from: "thelunarbee"
But seriously, no hangover.  What the hell?

You're complaining about that?

Just embrace your good fortune and try not to jinx it.


Oh, no sir, not complaining.  Although it sure did sound like it... but I always have been a bit of a whiner, so there you have it.  Yes, no jinxing!  That coma could be waiting until tomorrow to strike!
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Post by: Jonathan on April 17, 2005, 10:36:10 PM
I think I got your hangover, then, since I woke up with one, it went away, I went back to sleep, woke up again, and got another one.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: The Engineer on April 17, 2005, 11:37:01 PM
Waking up drunk is like gettting a second chance at life.  That is the time to pound the Gatorade and make sure you hangover never shows up.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Lisa on April 18, 2005, 08:10:58 AM
oh my god when i wake up an i should have a hangover i know my afternoon is gonna pay me back bigtime and kick me really hard
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on April 18, 2005, 08:37:26 AM
Quote from: "The Engineer"
Waking up drunk is like gettting a second chance at life.  That is the time to pound the Gatorade and make sure you hangover never shows up.


I like that first sentence all on its own.  I think it's time for a new sig.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 18, 2005, 09:21:03 AM
Why must the other office torture me? They've been making hazelnut coffee everyday for the last two weeks--I love hazelnut coffee *sigh* I miss caffiene.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: thepsychicpoirot on April 18, 2005, 12:40:07 PM
I love cucumbers.  That is all.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on April 18, 2005, 12:41:56 PM
I need to mow. I hate to mow. Mowing burns calories, therefore I really need to mow.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on April 18, 2005, 12:58:45 PM
I hope it rains so I don't have to mow.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on April 18, 2005, 07:09:05 PM
If I still had my house, I would have mowed the lawn three or four times by now this year.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on April 18, 2005, 07:13:23 PM
i do need some lemonade...some really strong lemonade.
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Post by: Dan on April 19, 2005, 01:26:21 AM
The youngest player on the 2005 Yankees is 28.  there are a bunch of 29 year olds, and a whole lotta 30+ers.  Wow.

The Indians have about 6 or 7 guys who are over 30, which I find interesting.  Only two that are vital to the team (and that's even questionable).

Yikes.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on April 19, 2005, 03:03:21 AM
It just occurred to me that I might use exclamation points too much.  Is this true?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on April 19, 2005, 05:41:32 AM
Quote from: "mistergugi"
The youngest player on the 2005 Yankees is 28.  there are a bunch of 29 year olds, and a whole lotta 30+ers.  Wow.

The Indians have about 6 or 7 guys who are over 30, which I find interesting.  Only two that are vital to the team (and that's even questionable).

Yikes.


About the yanks, as of yesterday, George is about ready to fire the whole team. He's not exactly happy with their $200 million payroll and 4-8 record.

I hear he's looking into hiring the Superfriends.
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Post by: Butter on April 19, 2005, 08:16:17 AM
How about a 13 run inning?  That'll shut the whiners up.

The Yankees will be fine, but it's about time that they don't win the division.  Maybe it'll be this year.
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Post by: cuddlyevil on April 19, 2005, 09:00:11 AM
for all the cat lovers out there (http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/sea/68605971.html)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on April 19, 2005, 12:29:29 PM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
for all the cat lovers out there (http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/sea/68605971.html)


Wow.  Pretty much all of those apply to the Baron.  He's soooo fucking annoying.  Especially about that "courtesy flush" thing.
The only thing he doesn't do is bring in wild animals that he hasn't finished killing.  He's SUCH a wuss, though.  He won't even kill a cockroach*.  He just plays with them for awhile and then gets bored or something.  And he wouldn't even kill that cicada I gave him last year just to see if he'd eat it.

*And I'm talking about the occasional cockroach. It's not like there's an infestation in my apartment or anything.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on April 19, 2005, 12:39:08 PM
I had a cat that was in the bad habit of eating half of the mice he'd kill. He'd just leave the other half lying around. Then he'd throw up the half he ate.

Like I said, it was a bad habit.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: jason on April 20, 2005, 05:23:39 PM
I am so sick of the crap on the woxy board.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on April 20, 2005, 06:33:48 PM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
for all the cat lovers out there (http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/sea/68605971.html)

That was awesome.  Truly enjoyable.  Thanks!
Quote from: "thelunarbee"
I'm talking about the occasional cockroach. It's not like there's an infestation in my apartment or anything.

Yeah, suuuurre....nice try.  That's not going to convince us of anything.  We know what it's like over there.
Quote from: "jason"
I am so sick of the crap on the woxy board.

Then come join us!  But yes, you're right.  I've been over there a bit more recently and there's not much substance that I really care to deal with.  I'm trying, but the environs don't help.  A year ago, I never thought I'd be saying that.  I'll keep trying, but you should stick around here some more, too...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on April 20, 2005, 09:49:40 PM
it's just like wowzers at the 97X board...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: jason on April 21, 2005, 03:09:50 PM
Quote
Then come join us! But yes, you're right. I've been over there a bit more recently and there's not much substance that I really care to deal with. I'm trying, but the environs don't help. A year ago, I never thought I'd be saying that. I'll keep trying, but you should stick around here some more, too...


Thanks, it's been a while since I've been back here, but I like it.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 26, 2005, 09:46:34 AM
This image reminds me of one of board regulars.....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v401/bestyears/Random%20Vile/lawdawg.gif)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on April 26, 2005, 10:43:24 AM
do people still mosh? i want to go to a show,but i'm not big on the kids moshing at anything.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on April 26, 2005, 11:00:09 AM
Quote from: "SteelTown Boy"
do people still mosh? i want to go to a show,but i'm not big on the kids moshing at anything.

I've never been to a show where moshing was mandatory.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: kcneon on April 26, 2005, 11:08:11 AM
Don't think you need to worry, STB.  I can't remember the last show I went to where there was much moshing.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on April 26, 2005, 11:12:32 AM
Kids today...feh!  Can't even mosh right.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on April 26, 2005, 11:22:26 AM
here's why,it was a few years ago when Radiohead was touring for OK Computer and they packed a club in Pittsburgh. Thom just about freaked out that some of them were moshing to the music.

since i do a TV show,there are some all ages shows i check out,but it seems like it's the only thing going down in Pittsburgh. i was slated to go see Aslyn tonight,but that's been called off.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: kcneon on April 26, 2005, 11:25:58 AM
Quote from: "SteelTown Boy"
Thom just about freaked out that some of them were moshing to the music.


So are you saying that Thom's version of hell would be playing "Fake Plastic Trees" over and over to an audience who is moshing to it?????   ;)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on April 26, 2005, 11:38:28 AM
yep,it was that song and talk show host that had him bugged out.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on April 26, 2005, 01:41:08 PM
The election of a new government takes place in my country in the near future. I feel abandoned by my traditional representative party, so I'm currently deciding whether I abstain from the process, or choose a different party to vote for and if only locally, bring about change. I feel incredibly sad at the passing, and subsequent non-existence of 'old' Labour.

Our cats are good mates, and we love them.

When I was younger, I thought Lemmy was quite funny. At 32, I realise he is in fact a wanker.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: thepsychicpoirot on April 26, 2005, 02:09:58 PM
To paraphrase Dave Mustaine: If you're going to get screwed over, at least vote for who will screw you.

Just don't vote for who has the lamest tan.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 26, 2005, 02:28:08 PM
Why would someone curse their child with one of these names?

 Alchemy
 Bliss
 Pace
 Princess (for the love of god, why?)
 Scout
 Bridger
 Frost
Jersey
 Kermit
 King
 Quarry
Tanner
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on April 26, 2005, 05:29:57 PM
Yikes.

Let me add "Canyon" to that list.  I came across that one at work today.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on April 26, 2005, 08:01:46 PM
and allow me to add THIS terrifying name:

Morbid Trioxin.

no bullshit.  legal name.  maybe not her birth name, but it's fo' reals.  
why dind't she just choose Gothy McDarknmysterious?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on April 26, 2005, 09:55:53 PM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
Princess (for the love of god, why?)


My mom's a teacher and she's had a few named this.  One that I remember was that her mother was ALSO named Princess.  I can't imagine what that family was like.*

*I vaguely remember them to be ethnic, but I'm not sure.  That means, considering the school she's at, there's a significant chance that they were middle-eastern, but again I'm not sure.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on April 26, 2005, 09:57:07 PM
There was a 7th-grade teacher at my middle school whose first name was Precious.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 27, 2005, 08:40:18 AM
One of my aunt's good friends named her oldest daughter Cookie. That list of names all came from our baby name book btw, and they all were recommended as "creative alternatives" to other, more common names.  And I didn't even touch all the hippie names like Beach (or Beech), Ash, Oak, Rock, et al. Nor did I mention the honorable mention Ginuwine got for naming his daughter "Story".

Vizz, Morbid Trioxin, is she a singer or part of a goth band? Wait, no they wouldn't, she's probably someone who plays too much Vampire or Werewolf and firmly believes she's part of the real "cam".
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on April 27, 2005, 10:51:55 AM
I'm having fun planning Ethan and Alex's birthday party. I just wish I knew what the weather is going to be like.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: thepsychicpoirot on April 27, 2005, 10:54:44 AM
Golden Graham.  Female, given name.

King Archer.  Male, given name.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on April 27, 2005, 11:40:22 AM
Someday, I'll get to drive on the Autobahn.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on April 29, 2005, 01:25:37 PM
Quote from: "thepsychicpilot"
Just don't vote for who has the lamest tan.

Of the local candidates, Cypress Hill's Grandad presents a strong case, and may quite possibly get my vote.

http://voterocky.co.uk/
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on April 29, 2005, 01:29:55 PM
Why is it, I work 8 hours a day, every day, and when I come home from work, my wife thinks I've been on some kind of relaxing vacation, hands the kid to me and lies down?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 29, 2005, 01:44:39 PM
In the name of all that's holy, why are they remaking "my friend flicka"? Starring Tim McGraw??!?? wtf? Hollywood has truly lost it's last shred of originality.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on April 29, 2005, 01:53:14 PM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
In the name of all that's holy, why are they remaking "my friend flicka"? Starring Tim McGraw??!?? wtf? Hollywood has truly lost it's last shred of originality.


Are they at least casting Andie McDowell as Flicka?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 29, 2005, 01:55:14 PM
lol, nope, they're using real horses--although they seem to be killing the horses off...they've already lost two horses during production (the story about the horses was on yahoo news, that's how I found out this movie was being made).
Title: Random Musings
Post by: monkey neck on April 29, 2005, 02:05:05 PM
Chum is really kind of a funny word.  It is probably the only word that can describe a friend and shark food.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on April 29, 2005, 04:35:43 PM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
In the name of all that's holy, why are they remaking "my friend flicka"? Starring Tim McGraw??!?? wtf? Hollywood has truly lost it's last shred of originality.


originality,wot's that? right now i'm listening to "In My Arms" by Mylo,which bites Better Davis Eyes.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on April 29, 2005, 04:40:58 PM
Yesterday I was playing drums on my friend's set and I started playing flams.  And then I was like "bouncy-wristy things are cool" so I started playing flams and ghost notes and stuff.  And then I suddenly realized I'd never previously been able to play flams and barely know how to play drums at all.  And just like that, I couldn't do it anymore.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on April 29, 2005, 05:44:47 PM
That's just like the Coyote when he runs off the cliff and keeps going. Then he looks down.


Paging WileE in 3...2...1...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: purple_octopus on April 29, 2005, 05:47:45 PM
The same thing has made me both upset and very happy at the same time.  I don't know quite how to take this.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on April 29, 2005, 05:51:12 PM
Quote from: "purple_octopus"
The same thing has made me both upset and very happy at the same time.  I don't know quite how to take this.


Giggle for 5 minutes then cry for 5 minutes.  ;)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: LanneyD on April 29, 2005, 06:15:06 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
Quote from: "purple_octopus"
The same thing has made me both upset and very happy at the same time.  I don't know quite how to take this.


Giggle for 5 minutes then cry for 5 minutes.  ;)


except do it in the opposite order.  better to end on a happy note
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on April 29, 2005, 09:16:06 PM
i just got called into work again tonight.  if any of you dayton kids feel like dancing, tonight's a last minute fab gear.  am i glad i got called in?  am i pissed?  am i tired?  am i hungry? do i want some taquitos?  ok, i definitely want some taquitos.  but i'm not sure how i feel about 3 double shifts in a row.  but hey - what else was i gonna with my weekend?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: redbobsled on April 29, 2005, 11:08:37 PM
When you pack up to move, you really need about double the space of wherever you are currently living top be able to pack effectively.  But then, if I had double the space of what I currently have, I wouldn't need to move.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: slow-dog on April 30, 2005, 11:31:57 PM
I just caught the end of Cops, and they were in Cincinnati.  I thought of all of you.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 01, 2005, 01:03:46 PM
Quote from: "rva"
Yesterday I was playing drums on my friend's set and I started playing flams.  And then I was like "bouncy-wristy things are cool" so I started playing flams and ghost notes and stuff.  And then I suddenly realized I'd never previously been able to play flams and barely know how to play drums at all.  And just like that, I couldn't do it anymore.


rva, that's very Douglas Adams-sey of you.  Impressive.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 03, 2005, 05:05:30 PM
I love the fact that the Texas Rangers are still paying something like 40% of Alex Rodriguez's salary, even though he's playing for the Yankees.  Hicks is a knucklehead.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 03, 2005, 05:18:36 PM
Quote from: "mistergugi"
I love the fact that the Texas Rangers are still paying something like 40% of Alex Rodriguez's salary, even though he's a purple-lipped cheating douchebag and a cancer to any team unfortunate enough to employ him.


Fixed your post.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SteelTown Boy on May 03, 2005, 05:31:39 PM
vibrating razors,just got one....
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on May 03, 2005, 07:32:30 PM
i finally got both sides of my chest piece done, and realized that one side is bigger than the other. can't really complain, though - because it was free and most likely fixable.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on May 04, 2005, 12:48:21 AM
When the Brazilian Girls come on and you're at work, turn down your radio.  

Unless you want to get in trouble over a song that completely sucks balls anyway.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 04, 2005, 01:04:08 AM
i own one Cure album, Disintegration.  Should I buy more?  I love that one, but have always felt there was something special about owning just one, considering how totally fucking amazing that singular record is.  I was thinking about Bloodfeathers, but no one else seems to like that...  What do you think?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on May 04, 2005, 02:06:08 AM
I think Disintegration is by far their best album.  And anything post-1993 is shite.  But Standing on a Beach/Staring at the Sea is well worth the purchase as it has the best of their work and just kinda makes you knowledgable about the history of indie/alt rock.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 04, 2005, 02:56:46 AM
Aaron Boone can take his .115 average and suck it.  Oh yeah, and Bob Wickman is fat.  What happened to him?

(http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/MNPB10805040402.jpeg)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 09, 2005, 07:35:23 AM
A headline that lies:- I never wanted to be Prime Minister (http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2005211107,00.html)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 09, 2005, 09:12:42 AM
chicken ticketed for crossing the road (http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050509/ap_on_fe_st/chicken_ticketed)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: purple_octopus on May 09, 2005, 02:35:02 PM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
chicken ticketed for crossing the road (http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050509/ap_on_fe_st/chicken_ticketed)


"The chicken thing has nothing to do with the motorcycle thing," Moore said.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on May 09, 2005, 06:32:39 PM
I'm on the back deck with my laptop.  It's insanely beautiful out here.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Sonic Boom on May 09, 2005, 07:18:08 PM
Quote from: "mistergugi"
i own one Cure album, Disintegration.  Should I buy more?  I love that one, but have always felt there was something special about owning just one, considering how totally fucking amazing that singular record is.  I was thinking about Bloodfeathers, but no one else seems to like that...  What do you think?

That'd be Bloodflowers, and I'd say no.  I really like Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me, and Staring At The Sea is excellent as far as greatest hits collections go.  I'm a bit biased, but it's really hard to go wrong as far as the Cure is concerned.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Skippy on May 09, 2005, 07:35:04 PM
I was just listening to suzanne vega's 99.9 fahrenheit degrees and everytime I hear that song, it bothers me.  It should be 99.9 degrees fahrenheit, shouldn't it?  It's two different things.  Actually I don't think either one is really acurate, but the one that is used just isn't right at all.  fahrenheit degrees is a unit of measurement, degrees fahrenheit is a temperature.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 09, 2005, 11:36:58 PM
Quote from: "JSpaceman"
That'd be Bloodflowers, and I'd say no.  

oops.

For the record, I just noticed that I have a copy of Staring at the Sea, The Singles on mp3 on my computer.  I'll have to burn that soon and throw it into the CD player.  Thanks for the advice JSpace and rva.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on May 09, 2005, 11:37:19 PM
If you push a cat's cheeks up and forward just a little, your cat looks super-cute.  If you push them back and down just a little, your cat looks hideously evil.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on May 10, 2005, 07:27:25 AM
....cute.....super cute....
Title: Random Musings
Post by: MissKitty on May 10, 2005, 07:49:52 AM
Quote from: "rva"
If you push a cat's cheeks up and forward just a little, your cat looks super-cute.  If you push them back and down just a little, your cat looks hideously evil.


I DOUBLE DOG DARE you to do that to the Earl of Fluffytail.  :twisted:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on May 10, 2005, 08:20:29 AM
Quote from: "Skippy"
It should be 99.9 degrees fahrenheit, shouldn't it?


That's not very catchy though, is it?  Although it could be argued that neither one is catchy.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on May 10, 2005, 04:57:57 PM
Quote from: "rva"
If you push a cat's cheeks up and forward just a little, your cat looks super-cute.  If you push them back and down just a little, your cat looks hideously evil.

Well I just tried this, but the Baron looks evil no matter what.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: IPrayForTang on May 11, 2005, 09:23:01 AM
Goddamn animals close up with a wide angle lens...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on May 11, 2005, 10:23:22 AM
I just made two loaves of banana bread. One with nuts, one without nuts.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Skippy on May 11, 2005, 11:05:38 AM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
I just made two loaves of banana bread. One with nuts, one without nuts.

i'll be right there.  i'll bring the butter.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 11, 2005, 11:10:08 AM
Anyone want to watch our dog for a few days? He'll be good and is all better from the ickiness of last week...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 11, 2005, 11:35:39 AM
Me! Me! Me!

Just bring him on over and then pick him up when you're ready.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 11, 2005, 11:37:21 AM
Wouldn't the Song Titles Thread be more challenging if it was Album Titles instead?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 11, 2005, 11:38:57 AM
Quote from: "mistergugi"
Me! Me! Me!

Just bring him on over and then pick him up when you're ready.


well, we will be in new york state that weekend...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: redbobsled on May 11, 2005, 11:39:53 AM
I've only been at work for 30 minutes, and already I feel like going home.  It's going to be a LOOOOOOOONG day.  But if I were home with Brian, I'd have to help more with the unpacking and organizing.  And I'm glad I don't have to do that, so maybe being bored at work is just fine.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Atzend on May 11, 2005, 10:47:04 PM
I can't help but be disappointed we haven't had any good thunderstorms yet.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 11, 2005, 10:58:37 PM
You too, huh? I haven't so much as heard a clap of thunder so far this entire spring.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 11, 2005, 11:10:19 PM
awwwww, look!  there are 14 guests on right now.  do you think any of them are human?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: purple_octopus on May 12, 2005, 08:51:32 AM
Why hasn't Shlep posted here yet?  Maybe he's content with lurker status...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 12, 2005, 04:42:30 PM
Why must I be tormented? I just had to turn down a free ticket to king's island, my boss' wife teaches middle school kids and tomorrow is their science day at ki. They're gonna do all the cool ass experiments on the rides and stuff, but I can't go because I can't ride hardly any of the rides.
*sniffle*
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on May 12, 2005, 05:32:39 PM
geez, don't read the boards for a couple days and you miss some really lame shit.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 12, 2005, 05:57:47 PM
I'm sorry, but I just don't get Brian Wilson's Smile.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 12, 2005, 06:16:19 PM
Quote from: "Atzend"
I can't help but be disappointed we haven't had any good thunderstorms yet.

With any luck, we might be getting our first thunderstorm of the year within the next fifteen minutes. No rain yet, but it's looking very nasty.

Ooh, was that lightning I just saw? Yes, I believe it was.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on May 13, 2005, 08:10:35 AM
Baby, if you've ever wondered,
Wondered whatever became of me,
I'm living on the air in Cincinnati,
Cincinnati, WKRP.


Got kind of tired packing and unpacking,
Town to town, up and down the dial.
Maybe you and me were never meant to be,
But baby think of me once in awhile.

I'm at WKRP in Cincinnati...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: purple_octopus on May 13, 2005, 04:00:41 PM
Today would have been my ninth anniversary, were my husband still here.  And the anniversary thread keeps reminding me of it.   ::(

But that's okay.  At the very least it can remind me of all the good times.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Shlep on May 13, 2005, 06:38:48 PM
Quote from: "purple_octopus"
Why hasn't Shlep posted here yet?  Maybe he's content with lurker status...


Yep...I'll never post here.

D'OH!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 16, 2005, 07:38:36 PM
Why is it that we as a society tend to vary our meals for lunch and dinner, but tend to eat the same thing(s) over and over again for breakfast?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on May 16, 2005, 07:43:04 PM
Coming Soon: The return of the tournaments!

Lunar and I were talking about how much we miss the tournaments on the boards so I've decided to bring it back. Watch for it in the coming days!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Sonic Boom on May 16, 2005, 07:51:19 PM
Mmmm... tournaments.

On an unrelated note, do lyrics get worse than the new Audioslave?  I quote- "be youself is all that you can do."  Sounds like something effing Grover would be singing on Sesame Street.  Gawd, and it's in heavy rotation on rock radio.  God-awful.  And don't get me wrong, I think that Audioslave is a bit of a lesser evil as far as current mainstream bands go.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: postfeminist on May 16, 2005, 08:49:30 PM
Quote from: "purple_octopus"
Today would have been my ninth anniversary, were my husband still here.  And the anniversary thread keeps reminding me of it.   ::(

But that's okay.  At the very least it can remind me of all the good times.


big hugs.

on 5/13/05, we decided to get divorced.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: purple_octopus on May 16, 2005, 08:54:23 PM
Big hugs back, PF. :(  If you need anything, let me know.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: postfeminist on May 16, 2005, 09:04:38 PM
thanks.

and this isn't knowledge over at woxy boards.  except for a handful of people who are actually people i care about...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on May 16, 2005, 09:10:56 PM
I don't know you at all, but I'm very sorry. Take care.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on May 16, 2005, 09:20:57 PM
I'm so sorry pf.  *good vibes*
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 16, 2005, 09:27:57 PM
Sorry to hear that, PF. My thoughts are with you.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on May 16, 2005, 10:22:39 PM
:(
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Atzend on May 16, 2005, 10:35:36 PM
I'm sorry to hear that PF :(  

May seems to be a pretty shitty month for a lot of people right now.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: trixi on May 16, 2005, 10:55:39 PM
So sorry to hear about it PF.  Hang in there.  Positive thoughts coming your way
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on May 16, 2005, 11:20:50 PM
Quote from: "Atzend"
I'm sorry to hear that PF :(  

May seems to be a pretty shitty month for a lot of people right now.


Well so long as May isn't the new February!
I didn't just jinx and doom us all, did I?

And PF- so sorry to hear this!  :(
I send you many good vibes!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: postfeminist on May 16, 2005, 11:45:30 PM
thanks everyone :)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 17, 2005, 01:45:19 AM
Awwwww....poor PF.... that totally sucks.  
I'm with you if you need anything.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 17, 2005, 03:49:12 PM
I found it somewhat amusing that a liner saying "The Future of Rock n' Roll is at woxy.com" was played over a cover of  Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here"
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 17, 2005, 04:11:51 PM
Pf, you can come visit if you need a place to chill for a bit. I'm so sorry honey.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on May 17, 2005, 04:16:04 PM
Who's boosiewolf? He/She is the moderator for the film forum and I don't think I've ever seen that person post. Just wondering.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 17, 2005, 05:05:50 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
Who's boosiewolf? He/She is the moderator for the film forum and I don't think I've ever seen that person post. Just wondering.

I was wondering the exact same thing the other day.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on May 17, 2005, 05:18:34 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
Who's boosiewolf? He/She is the moderator for the film forum and I don't think I've ever seen that person post. Just wondering.

She was the film editor.  She never really posted much, but she was hella cool.  She used to live in Kettering.  But I think she was moving to Cali or something and decided she didn't have enough time to do the randomville thing anymore.  I think.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: postfeminist on May 17, 2005, 11:28:30 PM
thanks again for all of the support ...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: MonkeyGirl on May 18, 2005, 12:36:48 AM
Quote from: "Atzend"


May seems to be a pretty shitty month for a lot of people right now.


Yeah, that sounds about right.  I should be all happy and looking forward to my first anniversary with the hubby.

Instead, I'm a nervous wreck and paranoid and hiding in my home most of the time...all cause my ex is a sonuvabitch.

grrrrrrr
Title: Random Musings
Post by: IPrayForTang on May 19, 2005, 04:07:35 PM
Wow...I can open the chat window at work!  I'm very amusing in chat, if I do say so myself (if anyone else comes in, I may very well cease to be amusing as I'm horribly shy {also, it's relatively likely that I'm only amusing to myself, whereas others would find me dull and irritating}).
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on May 19, 2005, 04:51:58 PM
Wow, someone actually used the chat.  Good to see.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: IPrayForTang on May 19, 2005, 05:11:55 PM
There've been 4 or 5 of us in there at several times.  Today, I just happened to realize I could do it at work.  Wheeee!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: IPrayForTang on May 19, 2005, 05:14:19 PM
Oh...wait...random...it's kinda weird finding out that a really cool person you've just recently met went to the same small, shitty college as you, especially when 95% of the people there were assholes.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: purple_octopus on May 19, 2005, 05:15:36 PM
Quote from: "IPrayForSound"
There've been 4 or 5 of us in there at several times.  Today, I just happened to realize I could do it at work.  Wheeee!


I didn't know there was a chat.  I'm in there right now, but nobody else is...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 20, 2005, 09:08:05 AM
Discovered my husband is also afflicted by B-A-N-A-N-A-S! He was complaining about it yesterday, he's so hating Gwen Stefani right now.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on May 20, 2005, 09:15:59 AM
Oh yeah, the chat.  I'm in there now, talking to myself about zombies.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on May 23, 2005, 09:28:29 PM
The Lunar Special no longer refers to a swift kick in the crotch.  
Now the Lunar Special refers to a slap across the face.  Thanks to l.diddy for the lesson and the practice slaps!!!  Heehee!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on May 23, 2005, 10:53:38 PM
could you slap me please??  I like that kind of thing.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: postfeminist on May 24, 2005, 08:13:56 AM
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
could you slap me please??  I like that kind of thing.


*SLAP!*

how was that? :twisted:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 24, 2005, 11:37:19 AM
a little cupcake love for Juliana (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4653648)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on May 24, 2005, 05:00:30 PM
Quote from: "postfemagain"
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
could you slap me please??  I like that kind of thing.


*SLAP!*

how was that? :twisted:


Thank you ma'am may I have another one?!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on May 24, 2005, 05:33:23 PM
C-Fan, were you at the woodman & dorothy Kroger around 5 today?
i was almost sure that i spotted you when i was in line, but i couldn't seem to get your attention without lookign totally fucking nutso.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on May 24, 2005, 07:16:35 PM
Yep, I sure was! I was buying cake, ice cream, saltines, and plastic spoons!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on May 24, 2005, 07:22:08 PM
it sounds like you're planning on binge-eating all the cake and ice creams, then saving the saltines for later after the vomiting happens.  can i come?!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on May 24, 2005, 07:23:58 PM
Come on over!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on May 24, 2005, 08:05:06 PM
Polyfilla is brilliant.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Sonic Boom on May 24, 2005, 08:40:43 PM
Quote from: "Rafeyboy"
Polyfilla is brilliant.

I could go for a Polystrippa right about now.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on May 24, 2005, 09:07:57 PM
Quote from: "vizzah"
C-Fan, were you at the woodman & dorothy Kroger around 5 today?
i was almost sure that i spotted you when i was in line, but i couldn't seem to get your attention without lookign totally fucking nutso.


Would one of you fine ladies please tell me when the fuck an Applebee's sprung up over there?  I must have been doing some serious non-paying attention to have not noticed that until tonight.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on May 24, 2005, 10:02:20 PM
no, dude - it's NOT just you.  i only live about 6 blocks away and i'm over there at the ol' walgreens and sally's beauty supply constantly.  but sunday i went to KFC (they brought back the boneless honey BBQ wings, btw) and almost shit my pants when i saw it sitting on woodman center.  

does anyone know if they have those crazy ass half price appetizer happy hour thing?  if so, i suggest a snack outing for the kettering kids.  if i remember right, the butters, lunar, DSM and myself are all within a mile of that joint.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on May 24, 2005, 10:15:30 PM
Quote from: "vizzah"
no, dude - it's NOT just you.  i only live about 6 blocks away and i'm over there at the ol' walgreens and sally's beauty supply constantly.  but sunday i went to KFC (they brought back the boneless honey BBQ wings, btw) and almost shit my pants when i saw it sitting on woodman center.  

does anyone know if they have those crazy ass half price appetizer happy hour thing?  if so, i suggest a snack outing for the kettering kids.  if i remember right, the butters, lunar, DSM and myself are all within a mile of that joint.


Oh, so it did just kinda spring up overnight, then.  I think it goes nicely on Dorothy Lane.  Might as well have two Applebee's in addition to all the Speedways.

Oooh!!!  Boneless honey BBQ wings- score!  I was hella pissed last time I drove through there and they didn't have 'em.  That's the only KFC foodtypestuff I can stomach.

This Applebee's probably has the same kinda promotional shit they have at the one near Governor's Place or whatever the hell they call that.  Happy hour fucking OWNS.
And TEng lives in Kettering, too.  A stone's throw away, as I learned this weekend, I can drunkenly walk from his place to the Lunar Crack Den in under two minutes.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on May 25, 2005, 09:16:59 AM
Yeah, that Applebee's just opened last week. They started building it only a couple of months ago.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 25, 2005, 10:01:18 AM
In the town my parents live in, this one bank was building a new branch. So they built the new building behind the old building, and then, when it was finished, they knocked down the old building. Presto! New bank.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on May 25, 2005, 10:13:30 AM
That's what they are doing with Ethan's elementary school.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 31, 2005, 08:55:39 AM
Is there a polite way to tell your mother-in-law that using the caps lock to type an e-mail is rude?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: berzerker on May 31, 2005, 10:20:28 AM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
Is there a polite way to tell your mother-in-law that using the caps lock to type an e-mail is rude?


I DON'T THINK SO. MAYBE YOU JUST NEED TO BE MEAN ABOUT IT, AND SHE'LL GET THE POINT.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 31, 2005, 10:45:46 AM
YEAH. SOMETHING LIKE "I DIDN'T REALIZE YOUR HEARING IS STARTING TO GO BAD IN YOUR OLD AGE. YOU SHOULD PROBABLY GET IT CHECKED BECAUSE YOU'RE YELLING ONLINE ALL THE TIME."
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 31, 2005, 10:54:35 AM
Quote from: "berzerker"

I DON'T THINK SO. MAYBE YOU JUST NEED TO BE MEAN ABOUT IT, AND SHE'LL GET THE POINT.


Mean isn't the right way to get things across to her. Might just have to put up with it, she's probably upset that we didn't call her right away to tell her the results of the ultrasound.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: redbobsled on May 31, 2005, 12:09:57 PM
My mother in law once used caps lock in an email.  She called me the next day to apologize profusely.  She was tired and hadn't realized caps lock was on until I replied to her email and she saw her original message on the screen requoted to her.    So, maybe respond with her original messsage intact so she can see it?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 31, 2005, 12:14:22 PM
Nah it's not her usual typing style. I'm thinking she was panicky because she hadn't heard from us and really wanted to be the first to know the results of the ultrasound.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on May 31, 2005, 01:07:52 PM
a wicked cute fella came in to register today.  can't quite figure out if he was being extremely flirtatious or he was gay and admired my impeccable style.  let's keep our fingers crossed for the first option.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on May 31, 2005, 01:12:10 PM
What is it about gay guys that makes them so hoTT???
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on May 31, 2005, 07:02:45 PM
the biggest pissah is that i can't figure him out.  judging by the shoes and the demeanor, i figured "surely gay, don't bother."  but then when i told him since he's on an inquirer status right now and there's no need for him to call in weekly like everyone else, eh said "well, could i just call and talk to you anyway?"

however, i do have an excuse to email him now - i forgot to ask a very important question....his effin' minimum salary requirements.  w00t!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on June 01, 2005, 04:36:25 PM
Ok, so maybe I'm a little paranoid now. Where's ldiddy? I haven't seen him post in a few days.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 01, 2005, 04:38:37 PM
He's probably still recovering from the weekend, or his work suspended his access to the site. *crosses fingers*


My boobies hurt.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: eyeball on June 01, 2005, 04:47:58 PM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"


My boobies hurt.


I thought for sure that there could be no worse boobie pain then while I was pregnant.  whoa...then I had to start pumping for work...*sigh*  now I know the real truth.  oh and btw...I highly recommend the medela PIS if you plan to breastfeed and go back to work.  I know Cfan said she had a pump for sale but I dont know what model of medela.  (you could buy it from her..hint hint!) :)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on June 01, 2005, 04:51:23 PM
Quote from: "eyeball"
I know Cfan said she had a pump for sale but I dont know what model of medela.  (you could buy it from her..hint hint!) :)


Yep, it's a PIS!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 01, 2005, 04:53:15 PM
Quote from: "eyeball"

I thought for sure that there could be no worse boobie pain then while I was pregnant.  whoa...then I had to start pumping for work...*sigh*  now I know the real truth.  oh and btw...I highly recommend the medela PIS if you plan to breastfeed and go back to work.  I know Cfan said she had a pump for sale but I dont know what model of medela.  (you could buy it from her..hint hint!) :)


I had been thinking about it, was going to go up to the yard sale anyway :)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on June 01, 2005, 05:15:56 PM
You pregnant ladies need to start your own thread!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: eyeball on June 01, 2005, 06:01:03 PM
look mister!  only one of us is currently knocked up tha I am aware... but sometime next spring/summer might be a different story... ;)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Nate on June 01, 2005, 06:48:16 PM
I am such a lightweight.  I bought a bottle of wine bfore the bash two Fridays ago, and decided to have some for diner tonight.  I had three little lases and am blitzed!  WTYF???

It's wrong to bne drunk by 6but I'll sober up before ned.  Err...bed.  I don;t know who Ned is.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: redbobsled on June 01, 2005, 07:04:08 PM
Right now I'm sitting in my office, and we are listening to "7 minutes of deadwood" - just the cursing from one episode....7 minutes of it.  

Basically it goes like this.. "cocksucker... tittylicker...motherfucking cocksucker...cocksucker...."

and just now, "is the clever cocksucker spoiling for a fight?"

It's good background sound for working.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on June 01, 2005, 08:28:49 PM
Quote from: "thelunarbee"
What is it about gay guys that makes them so hoTT???


They are!?  I thought that was just me and TSC?  

l. "suddenly feeling less special" diddy
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on June 01, 2005, 08:32:28 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
Ok, so maybe I'm a little paranoid now. Where's ldiddy? I haven't seen him post in a few days.


I'm fine, clemson.*  Believe it or not, I've actually been working, and limiting my dicking around on the internet at work time to virtually zero.  If I come around here or WOXY, I'm guaranteed to waste at least half an hour.  I'll have time to post a little more next week, probably.  

* Deep in the recesses of my cold, black, heart I'm glad you care enough to notice my absence, though.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on June 01, 2005, 08:56:17 PM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
Quote from: "thelunarbee"
What is it about gay guys that makes them so hoTT???


They are!?  I thought that was just me and TSC?  

l. "suddenly feeling less special" diddy


Oh where to start with this reply... ... ... ... yeah, I think I'm just gonna let that one slide.  But know that I'm bwahahahahaha-ing on your behalf.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on June 02, 2005, 05:54:00 PM
Come on, let him have it lunar!  Do it!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on June 03, 2005, 12:22:02 AM
okay, i STILL hate the Pearl - but they make a mean, strooooong drink.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on June 03, 2005, 11:45:18 AM
There is a user in chat.

I'll only be in there for about 10 minutes though.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 06, 2005, 01:49:43 PM
Why is it that people who've attained a reasonably high level of education, still cannot grasp the concept of a properly formated bibliography? Oi, now I have to totally recreated an annotated bibliography because whoever wrote it the first time was an idiot.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on June 06, 2005, 03:27:16 PM
The football season is over. Unfortunately, the Cricket season isn't.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: IPrayForTang on June 06, 2005, 03:45:20 PM
I love the new woxy.com t-shirt design, but they never put out shirts in a color I want.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 06, 2005, 03:47:46 PM
The woxy girlie t-shirt is really cute, but the way I'm going, I won't be able to wear it for more than a couple weeks before I have to put it away until after the baby's born.

I really need to get some maternity shirts...*sigh*
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on June 06, 2005, 04:23:04 PM
Quote from: "IPrayForSound"
I love the new woxy.com t-shirt design, but they never put out shirts in a color I want.

I agree.  The colors could be better.  
But I bought one anyway.  It's my first ever 97X/woxy.com clothing paraphernalia.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on June 06, 2005, 04:27:43 PM
Quote from: "Rafeyboy"
The football season is over. Unfortunately, the Cricket season isn't.


True enough. But did you see that wicked googly caught behind at left slip? The tail-ender isn't going to break his duck like that.

Good show, chaps!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on June 06, 2005, 05:02:51 PM
was that english?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on June 06, 2005, 05:15:03 PM
Any sport that counts "An easy catch at silly mid-on missed by Trescothick!" as one of its daily highlights, is unasailably the champion of the "pointless games that last for 5 days" League.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on June 06, 2005, 06:37:36 PM
across the field behind my apartment, i can see some white trash kids in their big ass in-ground pool.  sure, it's in-ground, but it's still a fucking pool.  god, i hate those kids.  
on another note, i'm really not looking forward to getting my swans touched up tonight.  
hot 'n' sweaty + open wound = miserable vizz.  
however, there is a new guy at the shop that's cute enough to make a puppy pull a tractor.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on June 06, 2005, 09:43:28 PM
Quote from: "vizzah"
across the field behind my apartment, i can see some white trash kids in their big ass in-ground pool.  sure, it's in-ground, but it's still a fucking pool.  god, i hate those kids.


You know what, vizz?  I say you go pee in their pool.  Or, you know, throw some "Baby Ruths" in it.   :twisted:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 07, 2005, 12:05:26 PM
Okay, so I started this job 4 months ago to the day--right? So why in the hell am I getting e-mails from the Admin. Assistant at my old job asking for help with mail merges and finding information?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2005, 12:12:16 PM
Hey Foolgold:  Where've ya been?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on June 07, 2005, 12:18:57 PM
Quote from: "Rafeyboy"
Any sport that counts "An easy catch at silly mid-on missed by Trescothick!" as one of its daily highlights, is unasailably the champion of the "pointless games that last for 5 days" League.


I'm guessing you don't like baseball either then?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on June 07, 2005, 12:23:33 PM
My brain doesn't work when I don't get enough sleep.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on June 07, 2005, 12:26:56 PM
Quote from: "mistergugi"
Hey Foolgold:  Where've ya been?


Here and there.  Been laying low.  Life's kinda twisting my melon, you know?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2005, 01:07:18 PM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
Here and there.  Been laying low.  Life's kinda twisting my melon, you know?

Werd.
Do what ya gotta do, but drop in on occasion, at least.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: eyeball on June 07, 2005, 08:32:13 PM
so who else is guilty of saying anything referring to the "oh face" while watching those new arbys commercials???  I just can't help myself...every friggin time.  

ah...the baby is asleep...off to bed I go. *sigh*
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on June 08, 2005, 03:10:27 AM
REtract.  REtract.  

Landing gear RETRACT for flight, they do not DEtract for flight unless they are judging some sort of whacky skating competition.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Bluelupis on June 08, 2005, 10:46:43 AM
I need to carry a camera so that I can take pictures of the faces in the wood grain.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on June 08, 2005, 11:00:15 AM
Who did you see this time?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Bluelupis on June 08, 2005, 11:07:08 AM
A little guy with a huge beard and a big nose.  There are like umteen faces in the guy's stall here at work.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on June 08, 2005, 11:56:03 AM
What are you on today bluelupis?  And would you please share with the rest of us?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on June 09, 2005, 06:38:24 PM
I suck at food shopping.
I went to Meijer and guess what I came home with?  A bottle of vodka, cranberry/raspberry juice and contact lens solution.
And I'm really hungry, but not acutally for anything in particular.
Oh well.  Liquid dinner will help me with the NaNovelling.  Writing while drunk is hilarious.  Because it doesn't make sense while writing it, and it REALLY doesn't make sense later.  My writing journal I was scribbling in at the SGH on Sunday is proof of that.  No sense AT ALL.  Heehee.

Oh!  And then I learned from some weird random email list I'm on that there are such things as drunken writing groups.  I totally need to start one of those!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 15, 2005, 10:26:06 AM
Do you think it's possible for me to take one of the new woxy.com shirts (the pink one) and make it into a romper for the baby? I want to get some woxy stuff for the kid but they don't have anything available yet...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 21, 2005, 09:41:20 AM
Anyone want to go to Christ hospital with me tomorrow? Having the (hopefully) final ultrasound done tomorrow and Steve can't get out of work to go with.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 22, 2005, 04:46:52 PM
this gets an 8.5 on the "good lord he's an idiot" scale (http://www.wcpo.com/news/2005/local/06/22/escape.html)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on June 22, 2005, 05:33:32 PM
The only reasonable explanation would be that it's all part of a massive plan to break into the courthouse with something metal.  See, the mob paid him off to do that and disguise it like it was a failed escape attempt when really it was to hurt their defenses.  Soon enough Neo and Trinity are going to walk into the courthouse and only have wand metal detectors to deal with, which will help their cause.  Then, Darth Vader from Planet Vulcan will come down and attack with his borgs...

okay, I'll stop now.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on June 22, 2005, 07:04:25 PM
Ah, my old fave crowbar, Greenie!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on June 27, 2005, 07:43:08 AM
When we returned from our vacation this weekend, we found that our fish had eaten all of their vacation feeder tablet and had started eating one of the other fish.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 27, 2005, 08:33:05 AM
It's mullet training day at the office next to ours (the that blames us for all their problems and steals our parking places). Oh and eff the jackass who gave my car a dirty look when he got out of the car he came in--they're both japanese cars jerkwad. Oh, and btw, you'll be in an air-conditioned office all day, you don't need to do the bandana under the baseball cap thing today.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: eyeball on June 27, 2005, 03:35:33 PM
9pm-4am...no crying...no diapers..no nursing...boy did I miss him while he was asleep in his own room in his own bed all night for the first time...*sigh*.  I think we will do it again...in a few days.  mommy needs some more time.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on June 27, 2005, 04:06:37 PM
I just let off the loudest fart in the world while bending over to pick something up.  Somehow no one noticed.  Or perhaps someone stepped on a duck at the exact same moment.

Was it mere luck or does this open the door to making farting at work a daily occurrence?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on June 27, 2005, 06:58:21 PM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
I just let off the loudest fart in the world while bending over to pick something up.  Somehow no one noticed.  Or perhaps someone stepped on a duck at the exact same moment.

Was it mere luck or does this open the door to making farting at work a daily occurrence?


Perhaps everyone (or at least someone) noticed, but decided not to exacerbate the situation and let it slide.  I don't know any of your co-workers, but I feel that I'm speaking on their behalf when I say that their failure to confront you on this one occurrence does not constitute a green light for you do drop ass bombs at will.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on June 27, 2005, 07:19:53 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
When we returned from our vacation this weekend, we found that our fish had eaten all of their vacation feeder tablet and had started eating one of the other fish.


It suddenly occurs to me that you named one of your fish "Sushi."  Ha!!!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on June 28, 2005, 11:58:48 AM
I am currently giggling over my daily calendar which reads,

"Let your guest be a guest for two days, on the third day, give him a hoe!"
--Swahili proverb
Title: Random Musings
Post by: purple_octopus on June 28, 2005, 09:37:15 PM
Who did Mr. Pink used to be?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on June 29, 2005, 12:28:56 AM
Quote from: "purple_octopus"
Who did Mr. Pink used to be?


That would be the punkass formerly known as Seattle93.

I wish more people would play the name changing game.  It's fun.  Please refer to this thread (http://www.randomville.com/Daily/viewtopic.php?t=2411).  Good times!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 29, 2005, 12:54:09 AM
Quote from: "AmityJane"
I wish more people would play the name changing game.  It's fun.  Please refer to this thread (http://www.randomville.com/Daily/viewtopic.php?t=2411).  Good times!

Okay, then.  :)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on June 29, 2005, 01:07:13 AM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
Quote from: "AmityJane"
I wish more people would play the name changing game.  It's fun.  Please refer to this thread (http://www.randomville.com/Daily/viewtopic.php?t=2411).  Good times!

Okay, then.  :)


Wow.  That one took me a sec to figure out.  Nice.  Now  go post in my "Say My Name, Bitch!" thread.  Damn, I'm being a bossy bitch tonight!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on June 29, 2005, 11:36:32 AM
Quote from: "AmityJane"


I wish more people would play the name changing game.  It's fun.  Please refer to this thread (http://www.randomville.com/Daily/viewtopic.php?t=2411).  Good times!


Yep.  Good times, good times.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 29, 2005, 12:32:01 PM
Why is it that our fill-in mail person is such an idiot? Okay, you pull quickly on the door and upon finding it locked, turn and start to walk away--why not knock and see if someone is there? That way, you don't feel like a dumbass when someone comes to the door and tells you to knock next time because we keep our door locked.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on June 29, 2005, 12:50:43 PM
Quote from: "AmityJane"
I wish more people would play the name changing game.  It's fun.  Please refer to this thread (http://www.randomville.com/Daily/viewtopic.php?t=2411).  Good times!


No, it's actually kinda boring.  It's essentially the same thing as changing your signature, or your location, or your title.  Except with this, you're making other people do the work of figuring out who you are.... this is probably even more confounding to any newbies trying to figure out anyone's personality here.

As for me, I'll stick with good ol' Butter and the Thora Birch avatar.  And then I'm going down to the nickel and dime store to pick up some Abba Zaba's.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on June 29, 2005, 01:23:11 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
No, it's actually kinda boring.

Well you would know from boring, Mr. Peterborough-who-gives-a-fuck.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on June 29, 2005, 01:26:06 PM
I'm with Butter, I think the name change thing should be turned off cuz it's a pain in the ass.  Only you would find it fun LunarMaJane.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on June 29, 2005, 01:27:53 PM
Quote from: "AmityJane"
Well you would know from boring, Mr. Peterborough-who-gives-a-fuck.


And you are.... ?    :2gunfire:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on June 29, 2005, 01:47:57 PM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
I'm with Butter, I think the name change thing should be turned off cuz it's a pain in the ass.  Only you would find it fun LunarMaJane.

Just so you know, the fact that it annoys you makes it even more fun.

And the fact that you and Buttman agree on something is kinda scary.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on June 29, 2005, 02:05:15 PM
Quote from: "AmityJane"
Just so you know, the fact that it annoys you makes it even more fun.

This is because you're what doctors call "obnoxious".
Title: Random Musings
Post by: IPrayForTang on June 29, 2005, 02:42:51 PM
Ummm...I left my avatar alone and changed my screen name to my real name, and since most of you know me, it shouldn't have been that confusing.  Am I still okay?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on June 29, 2005, 02:49:23 PM
Quote from: "Jeff"
Am I still okay?

No, you're a dick.

:ninja: (pretend the ninja is that old smilie we used to have with the giant toothy smile)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on June 29, 2005, 07:10:38 PM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
Quote from: "AmityJane"
Just so you know, the fact that it annoys you makes it even more fun.

This is because you're what doctors call "obnoxious".


Well we have that in common then.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: IPrayForTang on July 05, 2005, 08:24:20 PM
I think I'm done being exhausted...for now.

Thursday, my band played a show and it was SUPER FUCKING FUN!  A band called the Merkurs, from Cleveland, came down to play.  Their lead singer is only 16, and we were playing at Sudsy's, but there's a local band called the FrankL Project (or something like that) and their drummer is really young, but they're allowed to play, so we figured it would be no problem.  Then we found out (right after the Merkurs pulled up) that they never let the kid stay inside after he was done playing.  Also, we found out that they apparently can't play there anymore.  Shit.  So we gave her an "under" mark with a sharpie or two (had to match the color, y'know) and snuck her in the back.  No drama or anything, and it was a great show.

Friday, I drove to Chicago.  This trip to Chicago included the following things, but I don't feel like typing up a coherent paragraph or 3; sleeping on a roof in Edgewater (north end of Lake Shore), hummus, the funnest (yup...funnest) show I've ever been to, gyros, late-night "L" rides, amazing (and cheap!) Mexican food, hanging out with some friends in the suburbs, a rained-out outdoor festival set by the Rushmores, grilling out with said Rushmores, tons of awesome CDs, buttons, records, t-shirts and stickers, making fun of pretty much every active player in the pop-punk scene nowadays, $300 and 800 miles.

Woo!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on July 06, 2005, 01:42:06 AM
OK, there's an Oasis song playing on 97X right now that I don't have in my iTunes. Which is strange, because I thought I had everything loaded onto my machine. Guess not.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on July 06, 2005, 12:20:32 PM
I got this from a friend...it's her co-worker who owns the dog.  I figured it's a simple and stupid thing to do, so why not?

Quote
I love dogs. Especially ones named SPOOKIE!

So I have a friend at work with a brand new dog, the dog's name is Spookie. He was left in my friend's care by people who no longer wanted the dog because they felt it would harm their new born child. The owners tried finding a good home for him with no success, due mostly to his age (7 years old). Instead of putting the dog in a pound, my friend's family has decided to adopt Spookie the Dog.

He is now entered in a contest to win pet supplies, and it would be awesome if everyone could vote once a day for Spookie at this website: http://www.isoldmypet.com/petcontest.aspx

Please vote every day it will just take a second and it would make me (& Spookie) very happy if you all could help.

The contest ends at the end of the month. You have to vote for him everyday of July in order for him to win (unfortunately you can only vote once every 24 hours).

WIN THE DOG SOME TOYS!

Although there are quite a few pets on there, it looks like there are only a few that are legitimately in the running.  Spookie's definitely one of them.  He'd appreciate your help, I'm sure.  It's just a few seconds of clicking, so I didn't think it'd hurt.

Thanks in advance...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on July 11, 2005, 12:29:16 PM
I want some pet chickens.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on July 11, 2005, 01:33:52 PM
Vote for Spookie!  He's down by a few votes now, but it's a two pet race.

I got this emailed to me today:

(http://rolandiana.com/PETS/spookie8.jpg)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on July 11, 2005, 02:12:02 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
I want some pet chickens.


If by "pet," you mean "roasted with olive oil and herbs d' Provence," or "battered with buttermilk and fried in a iron skillet," then I'm right with you.  I don't find chickens at all cuddly.  But with the right preparation, they can be delicious.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on July 11, 2005, 02:44:15 PM
Ok, so I want about 2-3 chickens so I can have fresh eggs every morning. I don't think our city will allow people to have chickens though.

Yes, I'm insane.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on July 11, 2005, 02:56:33 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
Ok, so I want about 2-3 chickens so I can have fresh eggs every morning. I don't think our city will allow people to have chickens though.

Yes, I'm insane.

Yes, you are insane.  Some weird chick who donates stuff to my work gave a half-hour diatribe about her chickens.  You do NOT want chickens.  Even more than you don't want to get trapped by this woman during one of her talk-a-thons.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 11, 2005, 03:13:03 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
Ok, so I want about 2-3 chickens so I can have fresh eggs every morning. I don't think our city will allow people to have chickens though.

Yes, I'm insane.


Dunno about insane, but chickens are a pain in the ass. But who am I kidding? I want a goat so I can make my own goat cheese...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on July 11, 2005, 03:15:58 PM
Ideally I would like a cow, chickens (only hens, no roosters), and a huge garden. Since we don't have the space or money for all of that I'll just have to daydream about being a hippy farmer.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on July 12, 2005, 07:45:35 AM
I just want to know who's gonna' take care of all that livestock when you guys go out of town?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on July 12, 2005, 08:21:40 AM
Quote from: "DogStarMan"
I just want to know who's gonna' take care of all that livestock when you guys go out of town?


Hey, DSM, I got a little proposition for you....  how would you like some free milk and eggs?   8-[
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on July 12, 2005, 09:23:39 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
Quote from: "DogStarMan"
I just want to know who's gonna' take care of all that livestock when you guys go out of town?


Hey, DSM, I got a little proposition for you....  how would you like some free milk and eggs?   8-[


Um, howsabout more like some steak?

"And if wishes were horses, then we'd all be eating steak."  ~Jayne Cobb from "Firefly"
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 12, 2005, 09:28:03 AM
Or free cheese?

I really want to win this: contest (http://www.dreamkitchen2005.com), I just don't know where to fit all of that stuff into my kitchen--if I win, I'll find a way.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on July 12, 2005, 09:31:19 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
Quote from: "DogStarMan"
I just want to know who's gonna' take care of all that livestock when you guys go out of town?


Hey, DSM, I got a little proposition for you....  how would you like some free milk and eggs?   8-[

I can think of better things that might grow on the farm of a hippy farmer... :happyhippy:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on July 12, 2005, 09:37:02 AM
Hey, man, I don't want to go to prison.

Besides, this whole hippy thing ain't my idea.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 12, 2005, 10:10:38 AM
Quote from: "DogStarMan"
I just want to know who's gonna' take care of all that livestock when you guys go out of town?
Oh, Rafe will "look after" them all I'm sure?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on July 12, 2005, 10:42:39 AM
We'll just move out to Yellow Springs or Xenia or something and have a big, hippy farm.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 22, 2005, 02:04:39 PM
Entertaining story of the day, courtesy of my sister (their network crashed this morning):

Quote
The signs for "the computers are down" time upstairs were provided by the PR department, subcontracted through Jennifer Gentry on reception. She produced a batch of signs warning that the    

 PUBIC COMPUTERS ARE DOWN....
 
 And some that mentioned a Computer OUTRAGE...
 
 Dorothy has said she won't be asking Jennifer to produce ANY MORE signs for "pubic" view. She has taken all the eeky ones back, and they are going in the shredder....
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on July 23, 2005, 05:14:59 PM
Question:  What do Rafe and West Virginia have in common?








Answer:
(http://www.rockstartees.com/thumb/25_sm.gif) (http://www.rockstartees.com/guys_main2.php)
(now available as a T-Shirt in case you were to ever forget.)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on July 27, 2005, 01:52:10 PM
I like how on the back of a bag of Cape Cod potato chips, there's a map with directions to the factory. The map also helpfully points out the location of the Cape Cod Mall (Rt. 132 east of Independence Drive).
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Atzend on July 27, 2005, 02:24:15 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
I like how on the back of a bag of Cape Cod potato chips, there's a map with directions to the factory. The map also helpfully points out the location of the Cape Cod Mall (Rt. 132 east of Independence Drive).


I was there back in June.  Neat little place.  All you do is walk past some windows that let you see a little bit into the factory and then end at the gift shop to buy chips.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: redbobsled on July 27, 2005, 02:46:39 PM
We were just getting a quick fire alarm shut-off orientation from some fire safety guys at the library - due to the fact that a prankster has been pulling alarms around campus lately.  This fire guy was not the sharpest tool in the shed.  But he cracked me up anyway.... I just had to stifle myself until I got back to my office.  First he had to ask the non-native speaker of English custodian how to spell "silence" (while he himself was obviously a New Yorker, through and through).

But then, he was talking about shutting off the alarm but not without first checking to make sure everyone had heard it and was out of the building.  OK.  Yes, pretty obvious.   But for some reason, I guess he just didn't think we were "getting" him.  So he said (imagine this being said in a New Yawk-big-tough-guy accent, 'No really.  Some guy might be making love with his girlfriend back in some room back there and then they're all passed out from drugs and wouldn't hear the alarm!"  Ummmmmm.  Ok!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on July 28, 2005, 10:41:26 AM
I think we might have another baby guppy!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on July 28, 2005, 10:42:42 AM
Make that 2 more baby guppies! A grand total of 3 baby guppies!!!!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on July 28, 2005, 03:53:53 PM
Your daily dose of spam:  :sign4:

Spookie is losing by only 40 votes last time I checked...something like 2515 to 2475.  Voting ends on July 31st, so please support this cute dog that was rescued from a shelter (the opponent is a RAT that was saved...seriously, I think there are enough rats around here as it is).
Click once a day from now through Sunday!
Click here to vote for Spookie! (http://www.isoldmypet.com/petvote.aspx?id=207)

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Title: Random Musings
Post by: Atzend on September 07, 2005, 11:05:42 AM
Picked up this little cutie on Saturday in a drunken stupor outside the Pepper Poo.  Took her home for a little lovin' and some food.  She seems to be in good health, just very skinny and hungry.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/yvette7ica/kate3.jpg)  

She's a sweetheart.  Now it's time to take her to the vet and get some flyers made up.  I hope she gets back to her home and they're good people.  If no one claims her, not sure what I'm going to do.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 07, 2005, 11:38:07 AM
She's a cutie Jess, hope you find her a good home!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: jspaceman on September 07, 2005, 11:47:55 AM
Proving once again that Jess is nothing but a softie pushover...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Atzend on September 07, 2005, 04:20:30 PM
Quote from: "jspaceman"
Proving once again that Jess is nothing but a softie pushover...


I won't deny it when it comes to animals.  It's ever a good idea to take me into the SPCA or a pet store.  

Btw-The cat has a clean bill of health.  Now I feel a bit better about taking her in and her being around our cats for a bit until we can find her owner/home.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on September 07, 2005, 04:35:01 PM
Quote from: "Atzend"
Now I feel a bit better about taking her in and her being around our cats for a bit until we can find her owner or, if not, I will keep her for my very own.


Um, yeah.  Fixed that one for you.  You softie.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 07, 2005, 04:40:12 PM
Does she get along with the other cats Jess?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Atzend on September 07, 2005, 04:49:34 PM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
Quote from: "Atzend"
Now I feel a bit better about taking her in and her being around our cats for a bit until we can find her owner or, if not, I will keep her for my very own.


Um, yeah.  Fixed that one for you.  You softie.


Who you calling softie?  You melt like soft serve in the Sahara around the cat.  

Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
Does she get along with the other cats Jess?


She and my male cat seem to get along fine, considering.  They aren't giving each other baths, but they aren't fighting.  He kind of sits and stares all depressed like, while she has made herself very much at home.  Haven't exposed her to Meghan's cat yet.  I'll leave that up to Meghan.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Chespo on September 07, 2005, 06:26:00 PM
At lunch, I ordered a quesadilla but the waitress had to ask how to spell it in order to put it on the check. She mentioned that they had chocolate mousse for dessert, but I didn't get any for fear of making her head explode.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: jspaceman on September 07, 2005, 07:01:19 PM
Quote from: "Atzend"
Now I feel a bit better about taking her in and her being around our cats for a bit until we can find her owner/home.
Did you warn the new kitty about Der Fuhrer?  8-[
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on September 11, 2005, 05:46:59 PM
I just figured out that if I put my birth year in my profile it would add another little snake to my posts!  

The downside is admitting my age....
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Atzend on September 12, 2005, 11:54:47 AM
Quote from: "snakelady"
I just figured out that if I put my birth year in my profile it would add another little snake to my posts!  

The downside is admitting my age....


I remember meeting you briefly at the CD101 show back in April and I can honestly say that you look younger than your age.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on September 12, 2005, 04:33:22 PM
yep
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 12, 2005, 09:55:55 PM
If there are 2 BP stations across the street from each other, and one has gas at 5 cents/gallon more than the other, why do people still buy gas at the more expensively priced one, as I observed yesterday?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on September 12, 2005, 09:55:58 PM
Quote from: "Atzend"
Quote from: "snakelady"
I just figured out that if I put my birth year in my profile it would add another little snake to my posts!  

The downside is admitting my age....


I remember meeting you briefly at the CD101 show back in April and I can honestly say that you look younger than your age.


Quote from: "Buzzstein"
yep


[blushing] Awww, gee thanks. [/blushing]
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on September 13, 2005, 08:59:58 AM
Funny names I came across at work: Druckenbroad and Dinwiddle.  *snicker*
Not as bad as this chick I knew whose last name was Hoofendick, but still, ha!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: redbobsled on September 14, 2005, 02:40:53 PM
We just randomly got a free issue of some new urban style magazine at the library today.  Since periodicals are my job, I perused it and then put it in my boss' mailbox to see if she's interested in subscribing to it.  I decided to test her sense of humor.  

I put a post-it note on the cover with the message "We randomly got this today.  Are you interested?  I think it's the shizznit."

I'm really uncertain about her sense of humor (frequently, she seems humorless), so I'm a little anxious about what might happen next.  

OH well, I thought it was funny, anyway.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: thepsychicpoirot on September 14, 2005, 04:22:12 PM
Sometime this morning, probably about 11:00, I took my morning pee break.  I’m standing at the urinal when some guy walks in behind me, goes into one of the toilet stalls and shuts the door.  I look to my left and all I can see are his feet, which are pointing toward the toilet.  He’s wearing shiny brown alligator skin-looking wingtips which are totally out of place in my office.  I finished my business, washed and left.  In the minute or so he was in the bathroom, he didn’t make a single noise – no splashing, shuffling around, nothing – just standing there.  Fast forward 5 hours.  I go back for an afternoon pee.  As I walked in I heard a cough and looked over to see the same guy’s feet standing there exactly where they were 5 hours ago.  In the time it took me to do my business and leave, not a single sound or motion from that stall.  Coincidence?  Probably.  But weird timing.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Sonic Boom on September 14, 2005, 04:24:59 PM
Reminds me of that bathroom courtesy thread on woxy long long ago...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on September 14, 2005, 04:25:28 PM
Dude, he's totally snorting coke in your lavatory.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Sonic Boom on September 14, 2005, 04:53:42 PM
Five hours?  That's quite a bender.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on September 14, 2005, 06:11:29 PM
Quote from: "thepsychicpilot"
Sometime this morning, probably about 11:00, I took my morning pee break.  I’m standing at the urinal when some guy walks in behind me, goes into one of the toilet stalls and shuts the door.  I look to my left and all I can see are his feet, which are pointing toward the toilet.  He’s wearing shiny brown alligator skin-looking wingtips which are totally out of place in my office.  I finished my business, washed and left.  In the minute or so he was in the bathroom, he didn’t make a single noise – no splashing, shuffling around, nothing – just standing there.  Fast forward 5 hours.  I go back for an afternoon pee.  As I walked in I heard a cough and looked over to see the same guy’s feet standing there exactly where they were 5 hours ago.  In the time it took me to do my business and leave, not a single sound or motion from that stall.  Coincidence?  Probably.  But weird timing.

I have a hundred responses I could say to this, all of them tasteless.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Sonic Boom on September 14, 2005, 06:39:43 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"

I have a hundred responses I could say to this, all of them tasteless.

And that's different HOW from the rest of your posts?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on September 14, 2005, 08:50:01 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Quote from: "thepsychicpilot"
Sometime this morning, probably about 11:00, I took my morning pee break.  I’m standing at the urinal when some guy walks in behind me, goes into one of the toilet stalls and shuts the door.  I look to my left and all I can see are his feet, which are pointing toward the toilet.  He’s wearing shiny brown alligator skin-looking wingtips which are totally out of place in my office.  I finished my business, washed and left.  In the minute or so he was in the bathroom, he didn’t make a single noise – no splashing, shuffling around, nothing – just standing there.  Fast forward 5 hours.  I go back for an afternoon pee.  As I walked in I heard a cough and looked over to see the same guy’s feet standing there exactly where they were 5 hours ago.  In the time it took me to do my business and leave, not a single sound or motion from that stall.  Coincidence?  Probably.  But weird timing.

I have a hundred responses I could say to this, all of them tasteless.


Oh yeah?  So say them!  Don't keep us in suspense.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on September 14, 2005, 09:32:16 PM
How the heck am I supposed to catch up on 179 posts! with tonight's very flaky internet connection?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on September 14, 2005, 10:10:30 PM
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Quote from: "thepsychicpilot"
Sometime this morning, probably about 11:00, I took my morning pee break.  I’m standing at the urinal when some guy walks in behind me, goes into one of the toilet stalls and shuts the door.  I look to my left and all I can see are his feet, which are pointing toward the toilet.  He’s wearing shiny brown alligator skin-looking wingtips which are totally out of place in my office.  I finished my business, washed and left.  In the minute or so he was in the bathroom, he didn’t make a single noise – no splashing, shuffling around, nothing – just standing there.  Fast forward 5 hours.  I go back for an afternoon pee.  As I walked in I heard a cough and looked over to see the same guy’s feet standing there exactly where they were 5 hours ago.  In the time it took me to do my business and leave, not a single sound or motion from that stall.  Coincidence?  Probably.  But weird timing.

I have a hundred responses I could say to this, all of them tasteless.


Oh yeah?  So say them!  Don't keep us in suspense.

Do you really want me to compare that guy to Michael Hutchence? Because I'll do it.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on September 14, 2005, 10:10:53 PM
Mmmm  
A friend just dropped off a bottle of Moet White Star as a thanky gift.  Too bad it isn't chilled.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on September 21, 2005, 07:30:12 PM
I'm entirely too giddy about the fact that Circle K is the new Dairy Mart.   \:D/
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on September 21, 2005, 09:35:37 PM
Does that make Dairy Mart the new King Kwik?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SFG on September 23, 2005, 12:34:20 AM
aw. i miss my circle k in california.  dude always greeted me with two packs of my favorite cigerettes.

and it was next to the jack in the box. yummy.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on September 23, 2005, 08:11:37 AM
Buy this guy's leather pants.  Please. (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8335653541&ru=http://search.ebay.com:80/search/search.dll?from=R40&satitle=8335653541&fvi=1)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on September 23, 2005, 09:41:30 AM
I like the Chicks On Speed cover of Euro Trash Girl.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on September 23, 2005, 10:02:08 AM
Should I be happy that I might be getting an incentive stock option plan offered to me in the next couple months?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on September 23, 2005, 10:19:36 AM
I was watching Sesame Street with Alex and they are showing REM playing Furry, Happy Monsters. No matter how many times I've seen that song on Sesame Street it always makes me smile to see REM interacting with puppets.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Bronzetree on September 24, 2005, 11:34:51 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
Buy this guy's leather pants.  Please. (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8335653541&ru=http://search.ebay.com:80/search/search.dll?from=R40&satitle=8335653541&fvi=1)


The feedback he leaves for people is awesome.

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedbackMemberLeft&memberid=bsack&items=-1&item=-1&de=off

It's the kind of stuff I leave for people when they buy my shit.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on September 25, 2005, 01:05:58 PM
I have the funniest mom evarrrr!

There's this creepy run-down pentecostal church down the street from my parents' house in the Middletuck, and apparently they were throwing away their old pulpit and had it sitting at the curb.  So my mom saw it when she was driving past and she made my brother grab it and throw it in the back of the van because she "just always wanted one."  She cracks me up so fricking much.  She said she's gonna put the unabridged dictionary on it.  Either that or she'll put it in the back yard and deliver sermons to her day lillies and the squirrels.  Heehee.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: purple_octopus on September 25, 2005, 01:26:32 PM
Damn Lunar, your mom sounds almost as nutty as mine.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on September 25, 2005, 01:59:18 PM
If you see a pulpit on the side of the road, you can't pass that up.

That's like finding the set of the Merv Griffin show in the garbage.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on September 25, 2005, 02:30:31 PM
Quote from: "purple_octopus"
Damn Lunar, your mom sounds almost as nutty as mine.


Heehee.  She's the BEST MOM EVARRR!

But her oddities explain a lot as to how nerdy/geeky/odd my brothers and I are.  I dunno, though, I think we're kinda awesome.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on September 25, 2005, 06:48:52 PM
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
Heehee.  She's the BEST MOM EVARRR!


Well, yeah.  Why do you think Fourthisto was calling her up and hitting on her?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on September 25, 2005, 07:25:19 PM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
Heehee.  She's the BEST MOM EVARRR!

Well, yeah.  Why do you think Fourthisto was calling her up and hitting on her?


I thought that was because your mom stopped taking his calls.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on September 26, 2005, 11:21:24 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
If you see a pulpit on the side of the road, you can't pass that up.

That's like finding the set of the Merv Griffin show in the garbage.


Hehe I love Seinfeld...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on September 26, 2005, 03:18:56 PM
I find that I pee fewer times in a day when I am wearing buttonfly jeans because it just takes too much effort.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on September 26, 2005, 03:22:34 PM
Quote from: "Sarcastica"

I thought that was because your mom stopped taking his calls.


Hell, my mom stopped taking my calls after she found out I gave Four her number.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on September 28, 2005, 03:00:40 PM
A Philadelphia Phillie is the grammatical equivalent of a Cleveland Cleve or a Sacramento Sac.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on September 29, 2005, 07:58:47 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
A Philadelphia Phillie is the grammatical equivalent of a Cleveland Cleve or a Sacramento Sac.


Or a Cincinnati Cin?
 ;)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on September 30, 2005, 07:56:33 AM
Oatmeal and bannanas, oatmeal and bannanas, every freakin' morning it's oatmeal and bannanas.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on September 30, 2005, 08:19:12 AM
Ethan told me today that he wishes he could have breakfast burritos every morning.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on September 30, 2005, 10:16:34 AM
Brrr! It's getting chilly outside!

I officially turned off the a/c at our house. I ceremoniously flipped the switch from "auto" to "off". Good times.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on September 30, 2005, 10:17:17 AM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
I ceremoniously flipped the switch from "auto" to "off". Good times.


Did you wear the hat?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Atzend on September 30, 2005, 10:23:45 AM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
Ethan told me today that he wishes he could have breakfast burritos every morning.


He's a kid of good taste.  Those are like tortilla wrapped heroin.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on September 30, 2005, 10:25:53 AM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
Brrr! It's getting chilly outside!

I officially turned off the a/c at our house. I ceremoniously flipped the switch from "auto" to "off". Good times.

We haven't had our a/c on for weeks now.  It will be nice to get that one cheap utility bill before I get hammered with the 300 bill.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on September 30, 2005, 10:36:53 AM
Quote from: "Doug"
We haven't had our a/c on for weeks now.  It will be nice to get that one cheap utility bill before I get hammered with the 300 bill.


The bills just switch off for me... the power bills get up to $200 in the summer, while the gas drops to $25.... then in the winter, the power bill is $80, while the gas bill shoots up to $200.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on September 30, 2005, 11:36:39 AM
You should try living in a cave.  It stays mostly cool all summer long, and has no power/gas bills at all!

I mean...Osama does it, so shouldn't we all?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on October 03, 2005, 12:55:24 PM
How do you politely say "No, I'm not in labor yet--probably won't be in labor for at least another week, so please stop calling us every five freaking minutes!"?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on October 05, 2005, 08:42:26 AM
I'm thinking about taking 6 kids to story hour at the library this afternoon. I'm insane.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on October 05, 2005, 08:45:14 AM
I haven't had a good full day of goofing off in over a week.

I don't like being reliable and efficient any more.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on October 05, 2005, 08:53:12 AM
I don't think I shall ever tire from hearing people say stuff like, "Hump day is always a good thing."

Tee to the motherfucking hee.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on October 05, 2005, 09:05:00 AM
I made the mistake of telling my parents about the cleaning frenzy I went through last weekend, they got all down when I told the doctor said I'm still at the same point I was at my last appointment--waiting. Cleaning is a good sign my ass...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on October 05, 2005, 12:51:31 PM
When you first open a bag of English KP salted peanuts you get a whiff of something that smells like baby farts.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on October 05, 2005, 06:00:09 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
I haven't had a good full day of goofing off in over a week.

I don't like being reliable and efficient any more.

I hear ya, man.  I haven't had a good day of gaming in a week (and that's not a business week) and it's starting to bug me.

I don't like being responsible any more.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on October 05, 2005, 11:01:55 PM
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
When you first open a bag of English KP salted peanuts you get a whiff of something that smells like baby farts.


Are you sure?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on October 05, 2005, 11:02:47 PM
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
When you first open a bag of English KP salted peanuts you get a whiff of something that smells like baby farts.


Are you sure?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: thepsychicpoirot on October 05, 2005, 11:18:40 PM
Holy crap.  How did I miss my 666th post?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on October 05, 2005, 11:20:15 PM
I really hate the Yankees.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on October 06, 2005, 01:42:47 PM
Snakelady, I hear an echo.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on October 06, 2005, 01:43:59 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
I really hate the Yankees.


So do I Dan.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on October 06, 2005, 07:29:18 PM
I should never post when drunk.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on October 06, 2005, 08:06:35 PM
Quote from: "snakelady"
I should never post when drunk.

Are you sure?   ;)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on October 06, 2005, 08:11:26 PM
Quote from: "snakelady"
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
When you first open a bag of English KP salted peanuts you get a whiff of something that smells like baby farts.


Are you sure?


Positive
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on October 06, 2005, 08:14:37 PM
Quote from: "drunk off her ASS snakelady"
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
When you first open a bag of English KP salted peanuts you get a whiff of something that smells like baby farts.


Are you sure?


Yep, still positive
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on October 07, 2005, 02:58:25 PM
Quote from: "snakelady"
I should never post when drunk.


Why not?  I do it all the time! ;)

Hell, I'm drunk right now.


Jk


maybe...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on October 07, 2005, 07:05:38 PM
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
Quote from: "drunk off her ASS snakelady"
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
When you first open a bag of English KP salted peanuts you get a whiff of something that smells like baby farts.


Are you sure?


Yep, still positive


 =D>
I stand by the assertion that I should not post when drunk.  

 I'll be logging off now...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on October 08, 2005, 06:29:11 PM
On the 26th of October, it's our wedding anniversary. I'm always happy about that, and excited to get home from work to spend an evening with my far better half, reflecting on my good fortune in life and love.

This time last year, I was racing to get out of London to do just that very thing, when I switched on the radio in my car to hear of the death of John Peel that same day. I very nearly crashed on my way home, finding it difficult to drive through my tears of utter loss and sadness, yet trying to remember the significance of the day for Karen and I, and how much better my life is with her. When I got home, my wife was so unbelievably understanding, supportive and sympathetic, knowing of Peel's influence on my life, and who I turned out to be.

This year I'll be racing home for the same reasons as ever, to celebrate our life together. You can bet that at some stage we'll sit down on the sofa, listen to an old Peel Session EP, and raise a glass to John, though.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: IPrayForTang on October 10, 2005, 09:59:49 AM
My band played a frat party on saturday.  The beer (60 30-pack cubes of Pabst) was provided by Universal Records.  We had to pause our set while they carted the guy who overdosed on cocaine out to the ambulance.

I have no idea how any of this came to pass.
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Post by: Doug on October 10, 2005, 10:17:41 AM
That sucks dude.  Did he survive the OD?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: IPrayForTang on October 10, 2005, 10:35:49 AM
No idea.  I don't think anyone there knew the guy.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on October 10, 2005, 09:38:32 PM
Yet another car accident at the intersection just outside my window.  This time looked fatal - SUV upside down and the ambulance didn't leave in any kind of hurry.  

When will they lower the speed limit or do something to improve the visibility? Maybe a flashing yellow light to warn of the blind spot on the hill?  Maybe this time will do it...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on October 10, 2005, 10:20:02 PM
Quote from: "snakelady"
When will they lower the speed limit or do something to improve the visibility? Maybe a flashing yellow light to warn of the blind spot on the hill?  Maybe this time will do it...

Only when you and others become active in lobbying your local representative will something happen.  Write a letter...you never know what may happen.  Oftentimes nothing changes b/c those in charge don't know that something 'needs' to be changed.  It's really as simple as that.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on October 11, 2005, 07:47:38 PM
I want a drink dammit.  And some cheese.  Some damn cheese!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on October 11, 2005, 10:41:53 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
Quote from: "snakelady"
When will they lower the speed limit or do something to improve the visibility? Maybe a flashing yellow light to warn of the blind spot on the hill?  Maybe this time will do it...

Only when you and others become active in lobbying your local representative will something happen.  Write a letter...you never know what may happen.  Oftentimes nothing changes b/c those in charge don't know that something 'needs' to be changed.  It's really as simple as that.

Been letter-writing for five years now...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on October 12, 2005, 11:49:25 AM
mail them a snake.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on October 12, 2005, 02:20:35 PM
Quote from: "snakelady"
Been letter-writing for five years now...

 #-o
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Sonic Boom on October 12, 2005, 03:06:45 PM
Quote from: "Rafe"
You can bet that at some stage we'll sit down on the sofa, listen to an old Peel Session EP, and raise a glass to John, though.

A year certainly flies by, eh?  I'll be sure to do the same...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on October 12, 2005, 03:22:45 PM
Quote from: "snakelady"
Been letter-writing for five years now...


Letter writing not working?

Two words come to mind: land mines.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on October 12, 2005, 03:32:27 PM
Today is John Peel day btw.

This board's got a lot going on today...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on October 12, 2005, 07:10:47 PM
Shiv is playing Spiritualized's "Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space" right now.  Awesomeness!!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on October 17, 2005, 08:39:38 AM
The format for license plates in North Carolina is three letters followed by four numbers. It has been this way since I've lived here. The DMV has gotten up to the point where it is issuing plates with letter combinations that start with "T". This means that there is the very real possibility that someone is driving around with the license plate TEH 5417.

I'm sorry that it's not me. Because that would indeed be the shit.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on October 17, 2005, 11:31:03 AM
I can eat chocolate and cheese again.

Now I know where Ween got the idea for the album title.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on October 17, 2005, 11:40:57 AM
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
I can eat chocolate and cheese again.

Now I know where Ween got the idea for the album title.


You allowed to drink again, yet?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on October 17, 2005, 01:26:56 PM
I wish I could use this as my avatar instead of having to shrink it down...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/DogStarMan/Hanso.gif)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on October 17, 2005, 01:43:17 PM
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
I can eat chocolate and cheese again.

Now I know where Ween got the idea for the album title.


You allowed to drink again, yet?


I'm still taking it easy on the booze as a precaution but I had one beer last night.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on October 17, 2005, 01:54:20 PM
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
I'm still taking it easy on the booze as a precaution but I had one beer last night.


I didn't know you drank beer.  I thought you were strictly a bourbon sort of fella.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on October 17, 2005, 05:04:55 PM
Are you kidding??  I'd probably drink toilet water if there was alcohol in it!


hehehe my avatar just became more amusing to me.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on October 29, 2005, 01:00:11 PM
No wonder I'm chilly; my apartment is only 59°F. I'm determined not to turn on my heat until November 1, though.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on November 02, 2005, 12:00:57 AM
I tried to go to bed two hours ago, apparently I'm not allowed to sleep when I'm tired...at least not tonight :(
Title: Random Musings
Post by: eyeball on November 02, 2005, 08:05:21 PM
oh hon I feel ya!  I'd never been so exhausted in my life as I was that first (and most of the last 8) month.  I'd love to say it gets soooo much better...and it does but read my location...its still very true.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on November 03, 2005, 01:27:37 PM
I just saw this:

"The Night The Buzz Stole Christmas"
Thu 12/15/05 - Kansas City, KS - Memorial Hall  


Buzz...what are going to do with Christmas?  Why are you stealing it???!?!?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on November 03, 2005, 10:12:02 PM
i think i might have just been asked out on a date.  
but i'm not sure.  
if i'm correct, i'm going to go out with the dude even though he's totally not my type in the long run.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on November 04, 2005, 06:34:37 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
I just saw this:

"The Night The Buzz Stole Christmas"
Thu 12/15/05 - Kansas City, KS - Memorial Hall  


Buzz...what are going to do with Christmas?  Why are you stealing it???!?!?


hahahaha!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on November 08, 2005, 02:24:43 PM
I am absolutely fucking gagging for a snout at the moment.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on November 08, 2005, 03:35:58 PM
Quote from: "Rafe"
I am absolutely fucking gagging for a snout at the moment.

If that means what I think it does, I'm there with you.  I have a pile of wet tissues on my desk that closely resemble Mt. Fuji.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: c-lando on November 08, 2005, 04:02:26 PM
Last night, while strolling the bread aisle, Greg noticed a "Fiber Plus" bread. He thought it said "Fiber Plug" bread and was confused by the implications of loading someone up with fiber only to "plug" them up. :)

That made grocery shopping a LOT of fun.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on November 08, 2005, 04:33:57 PM
The ladybug invasion has begun in our neighborhood.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on November 15, 2005, 02:32:04 PM
I just watched Poe's video for "Hey Pretty."  Goddam, that's a good song with an awesome video.  That addition of her brother doing the spoken word stuff over her tune adds so much mystery and intrigue.  She was hot.  Whatever happened to her?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: redbobsled on November 15, 2005, 04:47:08 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
The ladybug invasion has begun in our neighborhood.


That is one thing I SERIOUSLY do not miss about fall in Ohio.  I remember in college they used to somehow get into the light fixtures and die, leaving a horrible stench.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Atzend on November 15, 2005, 04:59:46 PM
You can no longer find a ham and cheese or tuna salad sandwich on white bread anymore on campus for $2.50.  It's now gourmet sandwiches and sushi for $5.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on November 15, 2005, 05:26:56 PM
Quote from: "Doug"
Quote from: "Rafe"
I am absolutely fucking gagging for a snout at the moment.

If that means what I think it does, I'm there with you.  I have a pile of wet tissues on my desk that closely resemble Mt. Fuji.


Hahahahahaha........ actually Rafe was wanting a cigarette, like, badly

I guess the cunt has given up/is giving up smoking?.... which is GREAT news IMHO. WD Rafe!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on November 15, 2005, 10:22:49 PM
Trying to see the computer monitor after one contact lens falls out is really tough.  
Going upstairs to fetch a new lens might be even tougher.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: thepsychicpoirot on November 25, 2005, 11:29:57 AM
It glistens in the sunlight and is coarse like a pube.  

I'm trying to decide if, at 32 years of age, I should be really proud of or really upset by the appearance of my first true grey hair on the side of my head.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on November 25, 2005, 12:13:12 PM
Quote from: "thepsychicpilot"
I'm trying to decide if, at 32 years of age, I should be really proud of or really upset by the appearance of my first true grey hair on the side of my head.

Your first? Matt, I'm not far away from mourning the loss of my last black hairs on my head!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on November 25, 2005, 12:34:14 PM
You two fuckers better just be glad you have gray hair. That's all I'm going to say on the subject.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on November 25, 2005, 01:33:50 PM
haha Jonathan is losing his hair *points*


Glad to hear you are giving up the smokes Rafe.  Good luck!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: eyeball on November 28, 2005, 11:00:53 AM
"I'm Uniqua"...."we have the whole wide world in our yard to explore......"  Jordan LOVES this show!!!!  :)  we're your back yard friends the backyardigans. he he heeee
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on November 28, 2005, 12:41:15 PM
My kids really like the backyardigans too!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on November 28, 2005, 01:14:16 PM
I like the Cardigans. Does that count?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: thepsychicpoirot on November 28, 2005, 01:28:48 PM
Have you heard the new one?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on November 28, 2005, 02:07:12 PM
My boss' breath smells like hot, greasy death.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on November 29, 2005, 08:22:43 PM
I'm looking forward to and dreading, going back to work next week.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on December 07, 2005, 03:37:58 PM
I totally love the bassline in the Moving Units' "Between Us and Them"
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on December 07, 2005, 11:15:20 PM
I'm full.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on December 08, 2005, 07:28:20 AM
Test Icicles = Testicles...clever boys.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on December 08, 2005, 08:02:01 AM
I really don't want to shovel out my driveway tomorrow.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on December 08, 2005, 08:08:11 AM
Who says you have to?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on December 08, 2005, 08:36:08 AM
Quote from: "Doug"
Who says you have to?


Gary's gone on a business trip until Friday night. :(
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on December 08, 2005, 09:21:42 AM
That still doesn't mean you have to shovel the drive.  Me, I shovel the walks and steps, but I don't worry about the driveway...and we have to go up a hill.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on December 08, 2005, 01:33:42 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
Gary's gone on a business trip until Friday night. :(

Oooooh...I was wondering why there hadn't been a Southampton update lately...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on December 09, 2005, 07:40:55 AM
I'm playing hooky today.  Wonder what I should do first?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on December 09, 2005, 04:13:04 PM
Build a snow man!

Or answer a certain somebody's e-mail! :p
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on December 20, 2005, 02:10:26 PM
Anthony Stewart Head and Murray Head are brothers.

I don't know why I'm surprised by this news. They are the two most famous people in the world with the surname "Head".
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on December 20, 2005, 02:21:00 PM
Is it wrong that I got all giggly over the meijer ad's voice over guy saying "see how you measure up with black & decker's automatic measuring tape"?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on December 20, 2005, 05:02:09 PM
What's truly amazing is that neither brother is gay.  Not that there's anything wrong with it.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on December 20, 2005, 05:42:31 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Anthony Stewart Head and Murray Head are brothers.

I don't know why I'm surprised by this news. They are the two most famous people in the world with the surname "Head".


I dunno who Murray Head is, but Tony Head rocks.  Man, those Taster's Choice commercials were awesome!

So I googled "Murray Head" and from his photos, you can totally tell they're brothers.

FYI, according to the IMDB, their dad's name is Seafield.  Seafield Head.  Huh.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on December 25, 2005, 08:11:08 PM
Best Christmas presents

3) jewelry
2) Roku Soundbridge
1) My daughter won the PTA art contest
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on January 02, 2006, 03:43:13 PM
A pub with a clean toilet cubicle, a lock on the door and a roll of dry toilet paper is a splendid establishment, particularly after eating a venomously spicy lamb Balti.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Detta on January 05, 2006, 04:30:27 PM
My Randomville anniversary is going to be PURE EVIIIIIIIIL!!!!!!!!!!!  

I can't wait!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Sonic Boom on January 05, 2006, 04:44:21 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Anthony Stewart Head and Murray Head are brothers.

I don't know why I'm surprised by this news. They are the two most famous people in the world with the surname "Head".

Wow- I'm right there with you on that one.  Strange-o.

Quote from: "Detta"
My Randomville anniversary is going to be PURE EVIIIIIIIIL!!!!!!!!!!!  

I can't wait!

:huddles in corner in fetal position:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Detta on January 05, 2006, 05:28:29 PM
Good lay-down.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 05, 2006, 07:22:24 PM
Quote from: "Detta"
My Randomville anniversary is going to be PURE EVIIIIIIIIL!!!!!!!!!!!  

I can't wait!

I can't believe we haven't had any "End Of The World!!!" nuts complaining about that date yet.

Or maybe we have, and I just haven't been paying attention. Shows how much I give a shit.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on January 05, 2006, 08:04:40 PM
Trying to type with a kitten on your boobs is really difficult.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 05, 2006, 09:16:59 PM
I have neither kittens nor boobs, but yeah, I can imagine it probably would be.

Let me guess...Crazy Moofy?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on January 05, 2006, 11:54:21 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
I have neither kittens nor boobs, but yeah, I can imagine it probably would be.

Let me guess...Crazy Moofy?


Indeed it was.  Speaking of Little Miss Crazy Fur, she just stepped out of the kitty facilities and something smells very naughty.  Ick.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on January 06, 2006, 08:58:22 AM
Thanks for sharing.  Hey, if anyone wants to know the next time I rip off a nasty fart so you can picture it in your mind's eye, let me know and I'll post here.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: thepsychicpoirot on January 06, 2006, 09:23:34 AM
Too late.  Thanks.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on January 06, 2006, 11:00:11 AM
Quote from: "Detta"
My Randomville anniversary is going to be PURE EVIIIIIIIIL!!!!!!!!!!!  

I can't wait!

You joined on that day on purpose, didn't you?

I hope I know someone born on February 4th, 2006.  That'll be a fun date to write down...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on January 06, 2006, 11:47:13 AM
Quote from: "Dan"
Quote from: "Detta"
My Randomville anniversary is going to be PURE EVIIIIIIIIL!!!!!!!!!!!  

I can't wait!

You joined on that day on purpose, didn't you?

I hope I know someone born on February 4th, 2006.  That'll be a fun date to write down...


Only if they're born at 8:00.  I'd appreciate that.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 06, 2006, 12:09:19 PM
8:10 would be even better.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on January 06, 2006, 12:18:10 PM
But appreciate doesn't rhyme with 10.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on January 06, 2006, 08:30:03 PM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
Quote from: "Dan"

You joined on that day on purpose, didn't you?

I hope I know someone born on February 4th, 2006.  That'll be a fun date to write down...


Only if they're born at 8:00.  I'd appreciate that.


So sayeth the creator of the "Two, Four, Six, Eight, who do we appreciate?" straight.  Nice.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on January 07, 2006, 10:17:12 AM
Quote from: "Sarcastica"

So sayeth the creator of the "Two, Four, Six, Eight, who do we appreciate?" straight.  Nice.


Indeed, ma'am.  Although I'm surprised you remember that evening.  Didn't you drink like seven liters of Wild Vines Blackberry Merlot?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on January 07, 2006, 02:35:28 PM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
Quote from: "Sarcastica"

So sayeth the creator of the "Two, Four, Six, Eight, who do we appreciate?" straight.  Nice.


Indeed, ma'am.  Although I'm surprised you remember that evening.  Didn't you drink like seven liters of Wild Vines Blackberry Merlot?


How much is a liter?   :-k

Nope, that night I was mixing Blackberry and Peach.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: thepsychicpoirot on January 09, 2006, 05:22:22 PM
(http://myspace-347.vo.llnwd.net/00305/74/33/305933347_m.gif)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on January 09, 2006, 08:21:10 PM
http://www.pacmanhattan.com/
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on January 10, 2006, 10:42:51 AM
From my "Yiddish Phrase a Day" 2006 desk calendar entry for today ...

Genosn oyfn emes
(geh-nossn oy-fn eh-mess)
"The sneeze confirms the truth."
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 10, 2006, 01:10:51 PM
Quote from: "thepsychicpilot"
(http://myspace-347.vo.llnwd.net/00305/74/33/305933347_m.gif)

Ad-am West, Ad-am West. Ad-am West, Ad-am Weeeest.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on January 16, 2006, 01:08:44 PM
Realizing that many of you are at work today, on this psuedo-holiday that is celebrated traditionally by educational institutions but my few others, I suddenly remembered the old joke that my former co-workers and I used to say on days like this:
Clearly the CEO doesn't like blacks, presidents, veterans, or Christopher Columbus, b/c we all have to work on their special 'days'.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on January 18, 2006, 10:49:37 AM
I'm such a nerd that I just made an excel spreadsheet of the movies that I want to watch that are no longer in theaters and are not on DVD yet. I want to make sure that I don't forget to request them from the library.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 18, 2006, 10:51:29 AM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
I'm such a nerd that I just made an excel spreadsheet of the movies that I want to watch that are no longer in theaters and are not on DVD yet. I want to make sure that I don't forget to request them from the library.


Don't feel bad, we have to do this so we can join netflix--we need to make sure we're not requesting a movie we already own.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on January 18, 2006, 11:17:11 AM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
I'm such a nerd that I just made an excel spreadsheet of the movies that I want to watch that are no longer in theaters and are not on DVD yet. I want to make sure that I don't forget to request them from the library.


May you find comfort in knowing that for years I've kept an Excel spreadsheet of my top 100 favorite movies, comprising title, year, director, main cast, award won, whether or not I own it, and whether or not I own it on VHS or DVD (or both).
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on January 20, 2006, 12:27:27 PM
I broke out the chopsticks this week. I love to imagine that I'm eating my lunch in the far east.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on January 20, 2006, 05:51:12 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
I broke out the chopsticks this week. I love to imagine that I'm eating my lunch in the far east.


Heehee!  That's funny because I did the same thing yesterday!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 20, 2006, 06:19:13 PM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
I'm such a nerd that I just made an excel spreadsheet of the movies that I want to watch that are no longer in theaters and are not on DVD yet. I want to make sure that I don't forget to request them from the library.


Don't feel bad, we have to do this so we can join netflix--we need to make sure we're not requesting a movie we already own.

A nice thing about Netflix is that you can now put movies in your queue  that have been released in the theaters but aren't on DVD yet.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on January 26, 2006, 02:33:20 PM
[shameless plug]

I'm putting together a babysitting co-op!

Kettering Area Family Babysitting Co-op (http://geocities.com/agprice98/)

[/shameless plug]
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 26, 2006, 05:09:51 PM
Excellent idea!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on January 26, 2006, 05:33:32 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Excellent idea!


Thanks!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on January 26, 2006, 05:43:54 PM
I agree that's an excellent idea.  It looks very well thought out and put together.  I certainly hope it works out well!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on January 26, 2006, 05:46:23 PM
Yeah, I hope so too. I have enrollment forms and consent to medical care forms that I'm going to copy and hand out.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 27, 2006, 11:03:23 AM
If you're in Portland Maine this weekend, go see  an old friend of mine (http://entertainment.mainetoday.com/news/060122psomoody.shtml). If you're in Winston-Salem NC, go see a performance of their symphony/orchestra, he's their music director. He's really cool...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on January 27, 2006, 12:43:35 PM
I hate being hung over.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 27, 2006, 01:53:42 PM
Sorry that events elsewhere today have taken my attention away from you all, "my people."
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on January 27, 2006, 01:57:30 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Sorry that events elsewhere today have taken my attention away from you all, "my people."


I'm just glad that you didn't refer to us as your "peeps".
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SFG on January 27, 2006, 02:05:50 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Sorry that events elsewhere today have taken my attention away from you all, "my people."


thanks, that totally evoked the scene in Children of the Revolution where stalin is referring to his people as "my pussycats"

don't really know what that has to do with anything.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on January 27, 2006, 02:08:01 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
I'm just glad that you didn't refer to us as your "peeps".

What, you don't like being referred to as a marshmellow?

(http://brouhaha.blogs.com/brouhaha/images/peeps_1.jpg)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 27, 2006, 02:40:52 PM
Quote from: "sfg"
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Sorry that events elsewhere today have taken my attention away from you all, "my people."


thanks, that totally evoked the scene in Children of the Revolution where stalin is referring to his people as "my pussycats"

Did you just compare me to fucking Stalin?

I'm not sure whether to be touched or offended...  :-k
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SFG on January 27, 2006, 02:50:39 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Quote from: "sfg"
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Sorry that events elsewhere today have taken my attention away from you all, "my people."


thanks, that totally evoked the scene in Children of the Revolution where stalin is referring to his people as "my pussycats"

Did you just compare me to fucking Stalin?

I'm not sure whether to be touched or offended...  :-k


Think of it more as a comparison to F. Murray Abraham.  Which could only be construed as awesome.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 27, 2006, 03:17:04 PM
Well, once you've put it that way, I'm honored.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2006, 01:43:44 PM
WOXY is playing The Cribs - You Were Always The One.  Man, this takes me back a couple of years.  I always did like this song, and I guess the memories it conjures are pretty good, too.  Woot.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2006, 04:11:21 PM
WOXY is now playing a song from Jonny Lives! which is a band that I've seen a few times here in NYC as they've opened for other bands I've gone to check out.  I totally love it when that happens -a local band that you know suddenly gets some airplay.
Bitchin.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on February 14, 2006, 04:16:40 PM
I think I'm an apple and string cheese aholic.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on February 14, 2006, 04:30:49 PM
I'm definitely a milkshake-aholic. I just texted my dealer, er, girlfriend to pick me up one from Chik-Fil-A.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SFG on February 14, 2006, 04:47:05 PM
mmmm chik-fil-a. [drool]


the only good thing about Cleveland State University is that they have a chik-fil-a in their food court.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on February 14, 2006, 05:06:56 PM
IN RESPONSE TO THE "RANDOM FACTS" THAT ARE BEING GENERATED ON THE INTERNET

I'm aware of the made up declarations about me that have recently begun to appear on the Internet and in emails as "Chuck Norris facts." I've seen some of them. Some are funny. Some are pretty far out. Being more a student of the Wild West than the wild world of the Internet, I'm not quite sure what to make of it. It's quite surprising. I do know that boys will be boys, and I neither take offense nor take these things too seriously. Who knows, maybe these made up one-liners will prompt young people to seek out the real facts as found in my recent autobiographical book, "Against All Odds?" They may even be interested enough to check out my novels set in the Old West, "The Justice Riders," released this month. I'm very proud of these literary efforts.

~ Chuck Norris
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2006, 05:15:14 PM
Quote from: "rva"
IN RESPONSE TO THE "RANDOM FACTS" THAT ARE BEING GENERATED ON THE INTERNET

I'm aware of the made up declarations about me that have recently begun to appear on the Internet and in emails as "Chuck Norris facts." I've seen some of them. Some are funny. Some are pretty far out. Being more a student of the Wild West than the wild world of the Internet, I'm not quite sure what to make of it. It's quite surprising. I do know that boys will be boys, and I neither take offense nor take these things too seriously. Who knows, maybe these made up one-liners will prompt young people to seek out the real facts as found in my recent autobiographical book, "Against All Odds?" They may even be interested enough to check out my novels set in the Old West, "The Justice Riders," released this month. I'm very proud of these literary efforts.

~ Chuck Norris

Where in the world did you get that?  

Chuck Norris' tears cure cancer.  Too bad he has never cried.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2006, 05:20:03 PM
Nevermind, I just found it posted on chucknorris.com.  


Churck Norris flosses with barb wire.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 14, 2006, 05:44:56 PM
Quote from: "rva"
They may even be interested enough to check out my novels set in the Old West, "The Justice Riders," released this month.

~ Chuck Norris

Yeah, I'll get right on that.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on February 14, 2006, 05:48:04 PM
My milkshake is stuck in traffic. :(
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 14, 2006, 09:07:04 PM
What did the guy who invented the drawing board go back to when he fucked up?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on February 14, 2006, 11:19:03 PM
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
What did the guy who invented the drawing board go back to when he fucked up?


The bathroom?  Some people do their best thinking there.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2006, 11:25:40 PM
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
The bathroom?  Some people do their best thinking there.

Indeed, I tend to do my best thinking in the shower.  Or during a run.  But usually in the shower.

Hmmm..... :-k
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on February 15, 2006, 10:05:12 AM
Beans, beans good for your heart......
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on February 15, 2006, 02:33:08 PM
BRRRAPPPP....  :badairday:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Juliana on February 15, 2006, 03:17:41 PM
Your Chic-fil-a has milkshakes?  Wow.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on February 15, 2006, 03:21:10 PM
I thought they all did.

That's a bummer. They're really good milkshakes. Especially the cookies-n-cream. Suffice to say, I'm addicted.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on February 15, 2006, 08:21:47 PM
There is too much travel in my life right now.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SFG on February 15, 2006, 09:53:09 PM
if you want snakelady, i'll trade you being stuck in appalachia for some travel.  I could use the change.

although, i will be making a trip to the bay area in march to visit the parents.  yay.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on February 15, 2006, 09:59:17 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
My milkshake is stuck in traffic.


And they're, like, it's better than yours,
Damn right it's better than yours,
I can teach you, but I have to charge

(Somehow it just doesn't have the same vibe to it.)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on February 15, 2006, 10:49:08 PM
Quote from: "sfg"
if you want snakelady, i'll trade you being stuck in appalachia for some travel.  I could use the change.

although, i will be making a trip to the bay area in march to visit the parents.  yay.


If you are referring to SF Bay area, I'll be in Oakland soon.  And I'll be serving equal time on the east coast the following week.  Both of those trips are after I get back from TN.  

...but it gets me out of the office.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SFG on February 16, 2006, 12:08:25 AM
Fuck this paper.  Fuck it right in the ear.

Stupid Enlightenment.  Stupid Postmodernism.  The two of you can go straight to hell.


and i wanna punch John Locke in the neck.




ahhh.  that feels better.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on February 16, 2006, 01:28:41 AM
Hey man, I'll take an empiricist over a rationalist or postmodernist any day.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SFG on February 16, 2006, 02:00:29 AM
Quote from: "rva"
Hey man, I'll take an empiricist over a rationalist or postmodernist any day.


well, that's why i want to kick locke in the shins, he's an empiricist, except he's not.  and his politics are rationalist.  and i hate him.

and to be honest, i take the postmodernists.  Not pomodouchebags like Baudrillard and that idiot putting up artwork in the coffeeshop, but the fun ones.  It's an extension of my love for Hume.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on February 16, 2006, 08:13:24 AM
I saw a freshman set the record last night for most points scored in the Dean Dome. Thankfully, he was playing for Carolina.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on February 20, 2006, 03:49:53 PM
I hate doing dishes. If given the choice between doing the dishes and doing logarithms right now, I'd choose logarithms.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on February 20, 2006, 11:17:28 PM
If I were a Martian trapped in a really shitty "rap" song, and I ran out of cars and had to eat something that rhymed with cars, instead of bars I think I would eat Joe Dumars.  It seems like it's already been established that I eat people (or their heads anyway), and I hated the 1986 Pistons.  But first I would capture Vinne Johnson because I bet Joe Dumars tastes better microwaved.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on February 20, 2006, 11:32:23 PM
I don't know.  It seems to me that Dumars might be a little dirty.  I don't think I'd go with him if I had an option.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on February 21, 2006, 12:08:00 AM
Quote from: "rva"
But first I would capture Vinne Johnson because I bet Joe Dumars tastes better microwaved.

You, my good man, are on a roll tonight.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: guamie on February 22, 2006, 07:05:49 PM
Bought a sweater and shoes today. That made me happy.

The husband is practicing tonight with his band mates. That made me even happier.

The husband and I have two date nights this week. That makes me very, very happy.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on February 22, 2006, 07:48:35 PM
Quote from: "guamie"

The husband and I have two date nights this week. That makes me very, very happy.


Yay!!!  =D>
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on February 22, 2006, 09:01:51 PM
Quote from: "guamie"
Bought a sweater and shoes today. That made me happy.

The husband is practicing tonight with his band mates. That made me even happier.

The husband and I have two date nights this week. That makes me very, very happy.


Yay, guamie!  It's nice to hear things are going well!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on February 22, 2006, 11:40:04 PM
How am I still awake after working 11 hours today?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on February 23, 2006, 01:34:23 PM
have you been snorting coke?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SFG on February 23, 2006, 01:36:57 PM
I have to drive to cleveland and back tomorrow.  Can't say i'm looking forward to it.  On the other hand, i get to use the lancaster bypass, which is the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on February 23, 2006, 02:09:03 PM
I tried using a blow dryer to blow-dry my hair straight today. I obviously did it wrong.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on February 23, 2006, 02:20:36 PM
What ever happened to these?

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00032EHV8.01-A3CDPEGSIQM61V._SCTHUMBZZZ_.jpg)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on February 23, 2006, 02:26:27 PM
This weekend I will be sitting down to watch a dvd that I'm lucky to now own. Last week, my good friend Gary handed me a gift so wonderful I nearly wept tears of joy. That's right, he only managed to track down a fucking copy of "Cannonball Run II"! Blinding.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on February 23, 2006, 02:36:36 PM
Abe Vigoda, Burt Reynolds, Dom Deluise, Telly Salvalas and Don Knotts all in Frank Sinatra's last on screen movie performance?  Blinding indeed.

Back to the random....

I love making a mess of soup so that I have yummy leftovers for the next few days.  Plus, soup just gets better the longer it sits in its juices.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: MissKitty on February 23, 2006, 04:07:29 PM
So Bush is landing in Cincy within the half hour to attend a fund-raiser in Indian Hill this evening. Which means all the highways and overpasses are off limits.

Lovely.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Atzend on February 23, 2006, 04:14:20 PM
Quote from: "MissKitty"
So Bush is landing in Cincy within the half hour to attend a fund-raiser in Indian Hill this evening. Which means all the highways and overpasses are off limits.

Lovely.


For how long?  Any particulars on where?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on February 23, 2006, 09:49:54 PM
Quote from: "Atzend"
Quote from: "MissKitty"
So Bush is landing in Cincy within the half hour to attend a fund-raiser in Indian Hill this evening. Which means all the highways and overpasses are off limits.

Lovely.


For how long?  Any particulars on where?


Too long and too close.  Doesn't he have something more important to do than a fundraiser?  Last I checked there was a war going on....
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Atzend on February 23, 2006, 10:49:20 PM
On my way home from work tonight I saw a guy driving an escort with a two by four (or bigger) as a bumper.  God Bless Kentucky.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on February 24, 2006, 08:35:29 AM
Quote from: "snakelady"
Quote from: "Atzend"
Quote from: "MissKitty"
So Bush is landing in Cincy within the half hour to attend a fund-raiser in Indian Hill this evening. Which means all the highways and overpasses are off limits.

Lovely.


For how long?  Any particulars on where?


Too long and too close.  Doesn't he have something more important to do than a fundraiser?  Last I checked there was a war going on....

Nah, that war pretty much runs itself, you know...

Besides, we're winning!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on February 24, 2006, 08:46:30 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Nah, that war pretty much runs itself, you know...


So does the country, apparently.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: MissKitty on February 24, 2006, 09:06:39 AM
I got a real chuckle out of today's Enquirer headline:
Bush Stops By for DeWine & Cheese" (http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060224/NEWS01/602240402)

Worthy of The Sun, that is.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on February 24, 2006, 01:55:51 PM
Yesterday I saw a woman walking her little white poodle down Salem Avenue in Dayton.  The dog was wearing a pink shirt and little doggie sunglasses.  So cute!


Today my cat, PJ, totally FLUSHED THE TOILET.  If he'd only used it beforehand, that would have been something!  It was really funny, though, because when he heard the noise, he completely freaked.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 24, 2006, 02:16:41 PM
I was just reading through the latest iTunes e-mail that they send out weekly and have decided that the term 'vingle' may be the most awful new term I've heard in quite a while.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on February 24, 2006, 04:23:01 PM
What the hell does "vingle" even mean? I've never heard it before.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 26, 2006, 03:52:25 AM
Why can't I sleep?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on February 27, 2006, 03:26:54 PM
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
Yesterday I saw a woman walking her little white poodle down Salem Avenue in Dayton.  The dog was wearing a pink shirt and little doggie sunglasses.  So cute!


I hate that shit
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SFG on February 27, 2006, 03:29:36 PM
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
Yesterday I saw a woman walking her little white poodle down Salem Avenue in Dayton.  The dog was wearing a pink shirt and little doggie sunglasses.  So cute!


I hate that shit


Hey there Mr.  Soully McSoullesston.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on February 27, 2006, 04:17:20 PM
No, seriously, what the fuck does "vingle" mean?

Anyone?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on February 27, 2006, 04:34:52 PM
I'm going with "virtual single."
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on February 27, 2006, 05:22:18 PM
The British working class "community" spirit seems to be going down the toilet, judging by some of the people living in our manor. I saw, and remonstrated with, a boy all of 8/9 years old today who called a guy, queueing behind me in Asda a "fucking black cunt", because the child ran into him and "made him" fall over! Honestly! Said boy's mother started having a go at me, and it was all I could do to walk away. I swear, if she were a man, I'd have punched her teeth down her throat. What bile and intolerance do these children inherit/learn from their parents these days?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SFG on February 27, 2006, 07:07:12 PM
A promo ad for Countdown with Keith Olbermann said that Francis Fukuyama will be on criticizing neo-conservatism.  Beyond nearly falling over in shock, i'm totally stoked.  This should be hilarious.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on February 27, 2006, 08:14:52 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
No, seriously, what the fuck does "vingle" mean?

I don't know, but I initially thought of Vinyl Single.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 28, 2006, 10:36:47 AM
Would it be considered bad form for me to include a sheet listing the postal rates for first class postage as well as the size requirements for first class postage in the mail for the company that shares space with us (but doesn't have an employee on site)? Their admin assistant keeps sending out 9x12 envelopes only to have them returned to us, I used some of our postage to cover the shortage once but we can't afford to keep fixing her mistakes. Is it wrong of me to type up an at-a-glance sorta chart so she knows that the envelope has the right amount of postage?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 28, 2006, 10:55:50 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
No, seriously, what the fuck does "vingle" mean?

Anyone?

I believe it's a "video single" I didn't stick around long enough to find out.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on February 28, 2006, 11:12:38 AM
Weird.  The shirt I am wearing today is like a cosmic black spot to the motion sensitive urinal flusher thingie.  I wore it for the first time last week and it didn't flush then either.  Seriously, I can do jumping jacks in front of the pisser and nothing happens.

If I wasn't so intrigued by this phenomeneon, I'd be kind of grossed out that I'm not able to flush the thing.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on February 28, 2006, 12:08:42 PM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
Quote from: "Jonathan"
No, seriously, what the fuck does "vingle" mean?

Anyone?

I believe it's a "video single" I didn't stick around long enough to find out.

Wow. That's awful.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on February 28, 2006, 12:10:45 PM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
Would it be considered bad form for me to include a sheet listing the postal rates for first class postage as well as the size requirements for first class postage in the mail for the company that shares space with us (but doesn't have an employee on site)? Their admin assistant keeps sending out 9x12 envelopes only to have them returned to us, I used some of our postage to cover the shortage once but we can't afford to keep fixing her mistakes. Is it wrong of me to type up an at-a-glance sorta chart so she knows that the envelope has the right amount of postage?

Why not just be direct? Just tell her "look, you're sending envelopes that are too big, and they're being returned." I doubt she'll even put two-and-two together with the rate sheet.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 28, 2006, 12:20:24 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Wow. That's awful.

I tried to tell you.

Quote from: "Jonathan"
Why not just be direct? [...] I doubt she'll even put two-and-two together with the rate sheet.

I concur.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on February 28, 2006, 12:22:06 PM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Wow. That's awful.

I tried to tell you.

You did. But I just had to be curious.

Nice tribute, by the way.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 28, 2006, 12:32:20 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Nice tribute, by the way.

Thanks, I used this avatar prior to Lynde but I thought it appropriate to bring it back.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 28, 2006, 12:56:59 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"

Why not just be direct? Just tell her "look, you're sending envelopes that are too big, and they're being returned." I doubt she'll even put two-and-two together with the rate sheet.


I told her that once already, her response was "so we owe you a stamp?" and then she went and did it again. So the rate sheet's gonna be combined with a phone call.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on February 28, 2006, 01:52:17 PM
How's about just handing her all the unreturned mail? Really, I don't see why you're going out of your way to help someone else's company.

It's god that you tried to help once. Consider your responsibility fulfilled. No need to type up rate sheets and make phone calls and certainly no reason to pick up the slack for them, postage-wise.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 28, 2006, 02:23:16 PM
Or you can just do this Toby Keith style and put a boot up her ass.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 28, 2006, 02:29:59 PM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
Or you can just do this Toby Keith style and put a boot up her ass.


LOL, no, she gets that from all the people who never receive a return call from her.

I think she'll get back the returned mail. hope it isn't time sensitive.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 28, 2006, 02:33:02 PM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
I think she'll get back the returned mail. hope it isn't time sensitive.

She negated her right to time sensitivity by not using the proper postage besides, it's not like she didn't know.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on February 28, 2006, 04:36:59 PM
I got my copy of Football Manager 2006 in the mail today. Get ready for the adventures of me managing Reading and Wigan, coming soon!!!!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on February 28, 2006, 10:30:20 PM
I was just in Kroger, and Billy Vera's "At This Moment" was playing.  All these years later, I still can't hear that song without thinking of the episode of Family Ties where Alex and Ellen broke up.  

This is just an observation, and it of course does nothing to change the fact that the song is melodramatic and cheesy.  If I never had to hear it again, I think I'd subtract 20 years from my life.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 01, 2006, 09:12:44 AM
Quote from: "l.diddy"
I was just in Kroger, and Billy Vera's "At This Moment" was playing.  All these years later, I still can't hear that song without thinking of the episode of Family Ties where Alex and Ellen broke up.

[Nelson Muntz]HA-ha[/Nelson Muntz]

Dork.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on March 02, 2006, 04:08:50 PM
I just figured out that the intro music to woxy's "Nothing But New" segments is from Primal Scream's "Kill All Hippies."  As I was listening to this I kept on waiting for Barb's voice to come in over the music.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SFG on March 02, 2006, 06:22:08 PM
There was a bomb scare in one of the buildings where i go to class.  this happened about the same time last quarter, although in a different building.  I wonder if the threat came from pizza hut again.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on March 03, 2006, 10:48:20 AM
Real BBC Headlines today:

Ex-police chief leads bungs probe
League chief defends bung inquiry
Scudamore announces bung inquiry
Hulse supports Newell bung claims
Newell has evidence of bung offer
Football in denial?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on March 03, 2006, 10:58:47 AM
Yeah, you can put the UK use of "bung" up there with "fag" in the Iñigo Montoya "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means" category.

Still pretty damn funny when you see them all laid out like that.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on March 03, 2006, 02:01:44 PM
There is a possibility that I might start babysitting another child in April. That would take my grand total to 7 until the end of May.  :crazyeyes:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on March 03, 2006, 04:26:08 PM
There is a possibility that I might have to take my wife to the funny farm in April.  That would last until around the end of May.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on March 05, 2006, 04:51:01 PM
Joe Calzaghe beat Jeff Lacy in a super-middleweight unification bout early this morning, in the most brilliant of fashions. Honestly, It's encounters like that which still keep me interested in the fight game, despite the bullshit, glitz and politics of modern boxing. Calzaghe moved absolutely beautifully, and won every round. What a fight, and what a champion. And he's fucking Welsh!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on March 06, 2006, 10:29:15 AM
I think hitting Cincinnati in June or July would be nice...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on March 06, 2006, 10:31:34 AM
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
I think hitting Cincinnati in June or July would be nice...

Heh...buzz, you've been looking at bash pictures, haven't you?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on March 06, 2006, 10:35:29 AM
nope
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 06, 2006, 11:36:14 AM
I'm trying to do some market research, but am having iffy luck. I don't want to pay $1200 (or more) for one or two small pieces of information. ergh...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SFG on March 06, 2006, 12:48:32 PM
Quote from: "MarkShieldsismycopilot"
There was a bomb scare in one of the buildings where i go to class.  this happened about the same time last quarter, although in a different building.  I wonder if the threat came from pizza hut again.


i'm sure you all have heard this already, but the call did not come from pizza hut.  some idiot put a "this bike is a pipe bomb" sticker on their bike and left it on campus.  Thanks to this asshole, i had one less day of review in french class (it's the end of the quarter here).  I hear the police are going to charge him.  I wish they wouldn't.  My french class would gain much more satisfaction beating the living hell out of him.

stupid punk rock bands with fancy names.  fuck them right in the ear.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on March 06, 2006, 07:35:22 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
I think hitting Cincinnati in June or July would be nice...

Heh...buzz, you've been looking at bash pictures, haven't you?


it may happen though
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on March 06, 2006, 08:45:09 PM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
I'm trying to do some market research, but am having iffy luck. I don't want to pay $1200 (or more) for one or two small pieces of information. ergh...


Yeah, blackmail can be awfully expensive.

Not that I know that from experience.

Not that I should assume you're talking about blackmail.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Bluelupis on March 07, 2006, 01:37:17 PM
I'm eating some Cheetos right now and I am in possession of one of these bad boys that look just like a penis.  Head and scrote are there too.  Disturbing but strangley satisfying.  I may have to ebay this one.  Too bad I can't see any effigy in it or I could really be rich huh?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 07, 2006, 01:51:05 PM
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
Yeah, blackmail can be awfully expensive.

Not that I know that from experience.

Not that I should assume you're talking about blackmail.


Nah, it's for a business opportunity for me and I don't have the $$ to shell out to a market research firm.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on March 09, 2006, 02:47:48 PM
That Pepsi commercial with Jimmy Fallon and Parker Posey dancing like fools just cracks me up.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 09, 2006, 02:51:59 PM
I haven't seen it... does Jimmy Fallon spend the entire commercial trying not to laugh?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on March 10, 2006, 10:24:59 PM
A stupid conversation I had today:

"Hey you went to William and Mary, right?  Do you know Mike Tomlin?  He was probably in school around the same time."

"Yeah, Mike Tomlin.   Cool guy.  I had a few classes with him, and he was friends with a good friend of mine.  Used to play wide receiver on the football team, and he was pretty awesome.  How do you know him?"

"Dude.  I'm from Minnesota."

"So?"

"He's the defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings."
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on March 11, 2006, 12:17:21 AM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
I haven't seen it... does Jimmy Fallon spend the entire commercial trying not to laugh?


Zing!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on March 13, 2006, 05:02:34 PM
Am I the only one constantly gets Jens Lehman and Jens Lekman mixed up?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on March 13, 2006, 05:04:40 PM
Quote from: "rva"
Am I the only one constantly gets Jens Lehman and Jens Lekman mixed up?

No.  I also throw in there Jens Altmann, which is sort of lazy of me.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on March 13, 2006, 05:55:55 PM
Quote from: "rva"
Am I the only one constantly gets Jens Lehman and Jens Lekman mixed up?


One's a musican, the other is a horrible goalkeeper.

So I can see your confusion.  ;)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on March 14, 2006, 11:08:10 AM
From cnn.com:

Quote
Miss Deaf Texas struck by train, killed

Tuesday, March 14, 2006; Posted: 9:27 a.m. EST (14:27 GMT)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The reigning Miss Deaf Texas died after being struck by a train, officials said.

Tara Rose McAvoy, 18, was walking Monday near railroad tracks when she was struck by a Union Pacific train, authorities said.

A witness told Austin television station KTBC the train sounded its horn right up until the accident occurred.

McAvoy, who had been deaf since birth, won the state title in June and represented the state "with dignity and pride," state pageant director Laura Loeb-Hill told The Associated Press via e-mail Monday night.

McAvoy was to represent Texas at the Miss Deaf America pageant this summer, Loeb-Hill said.

McAvoy graduated last year from the Texas School for the Deaf, attended Austin Community College and then started at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., in January, but had returned to Texas, Loeb-Hill said.


They're just kinda dicks to even put the bolded line in the story at all.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Action Jim on March 14, 2006, 12:48:19 PM
Yes, I thought so, too.  But what in the hell was Miss Deaf Texas doing wandering around by the train tracks?  That seems like a bad idea.  Hell, that's a bad idea even if you were just Miss Congeniality in the Miss Deaf Texas pageant.
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Post by: Buzzstein on March 14, 2006, 01:41:43 PM
Poor girl.  

But that was pretty stupid.  You think she would have felt the vibrations of the train...  But then, maybe not...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on March 14, 2006, 05:07:34 PM
Quote from: "Action Jim"
Yes, I thought so, too.  But what in the hell was Miss Deaf Texas doing wandering around by the train tracks?  That seems like a bad idea.  Hell, that's a bad idea even if you were just Miss Congeniality in the Miss Deaf Texas pageant.


Sounds like Miss Deaf Texas has a thing for hobo lovin'.

No pun intended on the "sounds like" thing.  Heh.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on March 14, 2006, 05:20:29 PM
Hmmmmmm
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 17, 2006, 06:06:40 AM
Snow????????

You have GOT to be having a fucking larf?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: MissKitty on March 17, 2006, 09:06:06 AM
Quote from: "Buzzstein"


But that was pretty stupid...


Yep.

Just proves my theory that those pageant winners are dumber than even I suspected. I mean, really, how much common sense does it take to keep a safe distance from the tracks?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on March 17, 2006, 09:57:16 AM
Where the hell does all this snot come from?  I could fill gallon jugs.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on March 20, 2006, 11:06:04 PM
I feel the need for a good scream...

AAARRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHH
Title: Random Musings
Post by: pathogen on March 21, 2006, 10:06:13 AM
what do i get @ 500 posts?  a pocket fisherman?!  i want a pocket fisherman, dammit... and a hug.... but mostly the pocket fisherman. and some tacos.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on March 21, 2006, 10:36:01 AM
Quote from: "pathogen"
what do i get @ 500 posts?  a pocket fisherman?!  i want a pocket fisherman, dammit... and a hug.... but mostly the pocket fisherman. and some tacos.


You can change your title to "Pocket Fisherman."  And please, please, please do.

Also ZOMG post count++++++++++!  One more and I have 3000 post here.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on March 21, 2006, 10:43:55 AM
One more and I get 4380. How's that for random?

Oh yeah, my finger hurts. Probably because I closed a window on it yesterday.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: pathogen on March 21, 2006, 12:04:29 PM
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
Quote from: "pathogen"
what do i get @ 500 posts?  a pocket fisherman?!  i want a pocket fisherman, dammit... and a hug.... but mostly the pocket fisherman. and some tacos.


You can change your title to "Pocket Fisherman."  And please, please, please do.


 \:D/
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 21, 2006, 03:24:19 PM
Why do they make potato chips (crisps) that are too big to fit into a mouth in one go? It would seem to defeat the object of 'snackability' to have to bite and leave crumbs all down ones front and across a keyboard.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: seldon on March 21, 2006, 03:28:18 PM
what are such things?  maybe I have a big mouth(which I do) but Ive never seen a chip I couldnt one-bite.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on March 21, 2006, 03:34:17 PM
The British have those ganked up teeth, so they have little room in their mouths for anything else.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: viZion on March 21, 2006, 03:43:37 PM
When does an orgy become an orgy? I mean there are threesomes and *maybe* foursomes. But, when do you stop saying <#>some and just say "orgy"?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: seldon on March 21, 2006, 03:44:35 PM
I think its nine, but pretty much anything over four is in the grey area.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on March 21, 2006, 03:52:56 PM
There's the "woman" in a commercial for Excedrin Migrane Formula. I put woman in quote because she looks like she's about 17. What the hell do teenagers know about migraines?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on March 21, 2006, 04:15:48 PM
Definitely nine for the orgy.  Anything between four and nine is a "mid-major."
Title: Random Musings
Post by: pathogen on March 21, 2006, 05:37:19 PM
four couples isn't an orgy?  hmm...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: seldon on March 21, 2006, 06:06:28 PM
well four couples "can" be an orgy.  in a gathering of that size it really depends on whos doing what to who, and how much the couples are involved singly or in multiples...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on March 21, 2006, 06:10:58 PM
I'll consider the semantics of such things only once I've had the experience.  Until then, it's just "making out."
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on March 23, 2006, 11:06:56 AM
I'm so sleepy today.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: agatesaresw1rly on March 23, 2006, 06:50:30 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
There's the "woman" in a commercial for Excedrin Migrane Formula. I put woman in quote because she looks like she's about 17. What the hell do teenagers know about migraines?


mjf mate?? i've had migraines all through adolescence. my sister had them going strong (enough to land her in the hospital) since she was in 8th grade.








whatever happened to faye ray?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on March 28, 2006, 11:08:04 AM
By eating the bear animal cracker, I absorb the soul of the bear animal cracker and thus, take on the aspect of the bear animal cracker.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on March 28, 2006, 12:41:03 PM
I hate the fact that I can't listen to certain soul classics without also thinking about Michael Bolton, Simply Red or UB40.*




* in the spirt of full disclosure, I do really like some early UB40.  "One in Ten" is a great tune and their first two releases pop up on my rotation from time to time.  However, my collection does not boast any Bolton or Hucknell.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: pathogen on March 28, 2006, 12:48:11 PM
Quote from: "Doug"
By eating the bear animal cracker, I absorb the soul of the bear animal cracker and thus, take on the aspect of the bear animal cracker.

man, i hope no one around you takes on the aspect of the glass of milk!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: pathogen on March 28, 2006, 12:53:56 PM
i love the internet:

http://www.dumpsterworld.com/index.php?topic=1027.0
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on March 28, 2006, 01:28:38 PM
Quote from: "pathogen"
Quote from: "Doug"
By eating the bear animal cracker, I absorb the soul of the bear animal cracker and thus, take on the aspect of the bear animal cracker.

man, i hope no one around you takes on the aspect of the glass of milk!


 =D>
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on March 28, 2006, 01:50:18 PM
Quote from: "pathogen"
Quote from: "Doug"
By eating the bear animal cracker, I absorb the soul of the bear animal cracker and thus, take on the aspect of the bear animal cracker.

man, i hope no one around you takes on the aspect of the glass of milk!

Ahhh...my nemesis, the glass of milk.  How I despise thee.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 28, 2006, 02:14:19 PM
I've got gas, but then, I pretty much always have gas.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on March 28, 2006, 04:50:11 PM
Paint the picture, Kwyj, paint the picture.  :badairday:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 30, 2006, 03:29:48 PM
So I just cleaned out the inbox of one of my e-mail accounts and I stumbled across an e-mail from a college friend that was sent three years ago. I don't remember if I replied, I think I did but the reply icon isn't showing up next to the message (but the icon telling me they're not on my contact list is though), do I reply to it or just delete it?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on March 30, 2006, 03:44:18 PM
reply!  think of all the jokes you can make with that.....
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on March 30, 2006, 03:46:22 PM
Depends on if you want to contact them or not, really.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Bluelupis on March 30, 2006, 04:21:51 PM
Ever sleep with em?

edited: I didnt add this; that I too ran across opne from ages ago from an old friend that used to get drunk with me and we'd get nekkid.  I erased it but felt bad for doing so because the letterwas very sweet and stuff.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 30, 2006, 04:34:19 PM
No Blue, wished I'd gotten the chance to sleep with him (good god he was hot) but it wasn't to be I guess.

edited to add: now that I think about it, all of our correspondence after graduation was initiated by me, so I'll just leave it be.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on March 30, 2006, 06:11:11 PM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
So I just cleaned out the inbox of one of my e-mail accounts and I stumbled across an e-mail from a college friend that was sent three years ago. I don't remember if I replied, I think I did but the reply icon isn't showing up next to the message (but the icon telling me they're not on my contact list is though), do I reply to it or just delete it?


Something like this, perhaps?


Hi!

Sorry I didn't reply sooner, things have been really hectic around here.

So what's going on with you?

TTYL,
Cuddles


 :lol
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 07, 2006, 12:59:14 PM
I'm not sure I'll be able to read all the posts I miss while on vacation. It's at 471 already! See everyone in a couple weeks.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: pathogen on April 10, 2006, 04:08:30 PM
i'm all kinds of bored @ work today.  i zoned out during a conference call and started thinking about how we need more cheese in the world.  at least the word "cheese" should be more prevalent in our society.  i mean, c'mon, it's freakin' cheese!  who doesn't like cheese and where are these outlaws of pasteurized pleasure hiding?!!    anyway, methinks movie titles would be a good place to start....

The Last Temptation of Gouda
The Brothers Brie
Brokeback Baby Swiss
Cheddar Kong
Memoirs of a Monterey Jack
The Lord of the Cheeses: The Return of the Fondue
Cheese Wars: Revenge of the Limburger
M for Mozzarella
The Cheeseporter (!!!)
The Passion of the Gorgonzola
Citizen Feta
Nokkelost Club
The Jarlsberg Identity
I *heart* Parmesan
Star Trek: The Wrath of Ricotta
Maria Full of Muenster
The Cottage (Cheese!)
Charlie and the Cream Havarti Factory
The Fast and the Wellington
Puff the Magic Danish Fontina
The Da Vinci Colby

i'm sure the milk folks would be down with the idea.  "got cheese?".  hell yeah, i got me some cheese!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on April 10, 2006, 04:13:53 PM
Don't forget The Cheese Who Shot Liberty Valance.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on April 10, 2006, 04:17:48 PM
Or "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Camembert".
Title: Random Musings
Post by: pathogen on April 10, 2006, 04:23:08 PM
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Gloucester?  oh yes.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on April 10, 2006, 04:27:11 PM
Havarti Nights
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on April 10, 2006, 04:28:38 PM
Quote from: "pathogen"
Star Trek: The Wrath of Ricotta

RICOOTTTTAAAAA!!!!!!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on April 10, 2006, 04:30:09 PM
Nice one! "The Edambusters"? "Bridge Over The Cheddar Gorge"? "Chariots of Gouda"? "The Gruyere Hunter"? Or the classic David Lynch film, "Blue Stilton"?

I'll stop now.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on April 10, 2006, 04:31:58 PM
Mother Juggs 'n Brie
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on April 10, 2006, 04:33:51 PM
Force 10 from Provolone
Title: Random Musings
Post by: pathogen on April 10, 2006, 05:47:14 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
Quote from: "pathogen"
Star Trek: The Wrath of Ricotta

RICOOTTTTAAAAA!!!!!!

"Ah Kirk, my old friend. Do you know the Klingon proverb that tells us cheese is a dish that is best served cold? It is very cold in space.  And the cheese is very, VERY cold.  I mean, all kinds of stupid cold.  Colder-than-a-witch's-left-titty cold.  Burlington-Coat-Factory-couldn't-sell-you-enough-winter-jackets-to-possibly-keep-you-warm cold.  Brr!"
Title: Random Musings
Post by: pathogen on April 10, 2006, 05:47:48 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
Force 10 from Provolone

i would pay to see that!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on April 10, 2006, 06:01:16 PM
Quote from: "Rafe"
"Chariots of Gouda"?

Nice.  I think that's a personal fave.

How about:

"Cheeseball Run"?  Does that count?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on April 10, 2006, 08:25:16 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
"Cheeseball Run"?  Does that count?


Hell yeah!

Yellow Subboursin
Cheddar Off Dead
Limburger Hill
Romano Holiday
The Breakfast Cheese (starring Anthony Michael Halloumi)
Tamie Up, Tamie Down
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on April 12, 2006, 02:00:44 AM
As of right now, I'm only missing written sources whose last names begin with the letters E, I, U, X, and Z.  But, I've got E covered in an interview and U covered off of the web.  

Ugh.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on April 17, 2006, 08:35:41 AM
I need a nap. Badly.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on April 17, 2006, 08:42:55 AM
Quote from: "Dan"
As of right now, I'm only missing written sources whose last names begin with the letters E, I, U, X, and Z.  But, I've got E covered in an interview and U covered off of the web.  

Ugh.

Is this part of the assignment? Or just something that happened organically?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on April 17, 2006, 01:17:29 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Is this part of the assignment? Or just something that happened organically?

Heh.  Definitely organically.  Would you like to see my biblio?  

It makes me chuckle to think of an assignment that would require such pain and pointlessness.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on April 17, 2006, 01:51:32 PM
That's the thing, though. You never know what stupid requirements a university professor is going to pull out of his or her ass.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on April 17, 2006, 01:54:31 PM
I know, I mean one year this professor wanted this long Political Science essay typed.  TYPED!  I asked him, "What is this, Harvard?"
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on April 17, 2006, 02:59:49 PM
Crayon was always cheerful accepted at Carolina. What are you talking about?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on April 17, 2006, 03:28:56 PM
I always liked to write my reports in tears. They were pretty hard to read.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on April 17, 2006, 03:45:27 PM
So...I can't log on to the boards for a week, and there's 500+ posts waiting for me. I'm finally able to check things on a regular basis, and it's deader than Jimmy Hoffa.

Whadupwitdat?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on April 17, 2006, 10:00:56 PM
Spring break
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on April 17, 2006, 11:42:59 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
So...I can't log on to the boards for a week, and there's 500+ posts waiting for me. I'm finally able to check things on a regular basis, and it's deader than Jimmy Hoffa.

Whadupwitdat?

I'd thought you'd left me, so I'm avenging my pain with silence.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 19, 2006, 08:48:21 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
So...I can't log on to the boards for a week, and there's 500+ posts waiting for me. I'm finally able to check things on a regular basis, and it's deader than Jimmy Hoffa.

Whadupwitdat?

At least it's making it easier for me to catch up - only 1023 posts.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Supra-Genius on April 21, 2006, 09:57:28 AM
He’s got your number
Knows where you’ll be found
But he don’t know everything
Still he’s got you down
Like Christopher Columbus
In a world that’s flat
He don’t know everything
Try telling you that
Or Harry Houdini
He’s escaped your grasp
That one is hard to hold
Try telling you that
And he’s got your number
Knows where you’ll be found
And he don’t know everything
Still he’s got you down
He’s got you down baby
He knows you like the back of his hand
Like Rudolph Valentino
The great lover of your life
It’s been a while since you seen him though
I’m sure he’s not with his wife
He’s got your number
Knows where you’ll be found
But he don’t know nothing
Still he’s got you down
He’s got your number
And he’s got you down.
He don’t know nothing girl
But he’s got you down.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: kcneon on April 26, 2006, 02:52:44 PM
Some movies make waaaay too many assumptions!  Check out the description for the new Muriel Hemingway flick In Her Line of Fire:

After a plane goes down near a remote South American island, rebel forces kidnap the U.S. vice president and hold him for ransom. It is up to a Secret Service agent and a press secretary to infiltrate the rebels' camp and rescue the man.

Now seriously, wouldn't we send them a bottle of champaign or something for saving us the trouble?  And secondly...did I read that correctly - a PRESS SECRETARY?  Sure, yeah; why not.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on April 26, 2006, 03:10:51 PM
I'd love to see what plot device they use to get us to the point where the press secretary ends up being part of the rescue party. It almost makes me want to see the movie just to see how they pull that trick off. Almost.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on April 28, 2006, 08:57:48 AM
If he's wearing a red shirt when they send him down from the Enterprise, he's in trouble!   ;)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: pathogen on April 30, 2006, 05:39:29 PM
"where's the hot sauce?  where's the hot sauce, dammit!!" (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/pathogen_b/P1010021.jpg)

that's my girl.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on April 30, 2006, 06:40:56 PM
Quote from: "pathogen"
"where's the hot sauce?  where's the hot sauce, dammit!!" (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/pathogen_b/P1010021.jpg)

that's my girl.


*disgusted sniff* I distinctly remember asking for Cremora, NOT that nasty Kroger shit.

;)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 01, 2006, 08:59:19 AM
Money, money, money, must be funny, in a rich man's.......oh shit! (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4956162.stm)

SFW
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 01, 2006, 10:17:05 AM
If Al Capone wasn't exempt from the long arm of the revenue authorities, what made Bjorn from ABBA think he was?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: pathogen on May 01, 2006, 10:29:17 AM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
Quote from: "pathogen"
"where's the hot sauce?  where's the hot sauce, dammit!!" (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/pathogen_b/P1010021.jpg)

that's my girl.


*disgusted sniff* I distinctly remember asking for Cremora, NOT that nasty Kroger shit.

haha.  she would probably be more annoyed to find ramen noodles and not kitty treats in that cupboard.   (but damn, if noodles don't go down well when hungover.  gotta keep some around for those ugly saturday/sunday mornings.)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on May 02, 2006, 11:52:53 AM
I voted this morning. On the ballot for one of the offices there was no candidate listed and only had an option to write in a vote. I wrote in a vote for myself. I cannot even remember what the office was.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 02, 2006, 03:15:35 PM
Congratulations, candidate! I hope you win!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 03, 2006, 11:44:01 AM
Trixi, were you on I-75 northbound in St. Bernard a few minutes ago?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 05, 2006, 02:21:25 PM
I - seriously - purchased some of this when I was in the UK

(http://www.smilewithstyle.co.uk/prodimages/large__09_07_2005_15_03_re232.jpg)

You'd think they'd get a better name for it, wouldn't you?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: pathogen on May 06, 2006, 01:29:37 AM
sweet (http://cgi.ebay.com/Krull-Movie-Jumbo-Glitter-Puffy-Stickers-1983_W0QQitemZ6054884921QQcategoryZ2622QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

"COLWYN HURLS THE GLAIVE!"

 :)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: pathogen on May 06, 2006, 02:34:08 AM
one of my favorite Amazon reviews (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005QVZ3/qid=1146895866/sr=11-1/ref=sr_11_1/103-3649357-0875049?n=130)

terrible movie, but i grew up w/it, along w/Mad Max, Buckaroo Bonzi, Ice Pirates, and a whole host of 80's post-apocalyptic sci-fi treasures.  we had just moved to Ohio and both of my parents worked full-time jobs = i had plenty of unsupervised access to HBO, 24/7.  the review is probably only funny if you were around the same age @ the time and/or got into cheesy low budget sci-fi movies during the 80's.  it helped that my dad was also into them.  i don't know about Spacehunter, but i remember seeing Metalstorm in the theater in 3D w/my pops.  heh, good times... good, totally cheesy times  :)

Three years after "Facts of Life," but a year away from her triumphant role in "Sixteen Candles," Molly Ringwald finds herself the prisoner of some tricked-out bum named Overdog on a junk planet that looks like Fred Sanford's backyard. Peter Strauss, the poor man's Richard Chamberlain, plays the poor man's Han Solo (or Lone Starr, if you prefer) and tries to rescue her.

Yes, "Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone" is low-budget fun directed by Lamont Johnson. According to the IMDb, Johnson once played Tarzan on radio. With this movie, he shows a keen radio performer's eye for cinema. Ripping off "Star Wars" and "Road Warrior" and featuring more rickety metal garbage than any four episodes of TLC's "Junkyard Wars," this flick has a spunky little heart but little else to offer.

Ringwald would go on to become John Hughes' teen muse and the undisputed 80s teen comedy queen, usually playing upper middle class girls dating sexless, nonthreatening gimps like Andrew McCarthy. Here, she's a punky little spitfire who needs a bath and a shave. Come to think of it, she IS the spunky little heart of this movie. The rest of it can go to hell! But I kid "Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone." It's a silly movie with a clumsy title, yet worth watching with friends some drunken evening. But please- try not to confuse "Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone" with "Metalstorm: the Destruction of Jared Synn." They both have colons in their titles, and promise things like "adventures," "destruction" and "Jared Synn."

But only "Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone" has Molly Ringwald being tortured by Michael Ironside. Ask for it by name!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on May 06, 2006, 07:07:23 AM
I went to watch some live amateur boxing for the first time in years last night. Ten bouts on the card, and it was an entirely fucking excellent night. I'm definitely going to make it a semi-regular addition to my social calendar.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on May 06, 2006, 05:54:06 PM
Yeah, I remember the brief 3-D comeback around 1983-- Spacehunter, Metal Storm, Jaws 3-D, Amityville Horror 3-D, Friday the 13th  3-D, etc.  Does anyone remember what kicked that off?  I think it started when they put 3-D on TV for the first time.

Anyway, Spacehunter and Metal Storm are the only two 3-D movies I've ever seen, as they were both PG.

Spacehunter had Molly Ringwald, but Metal Storm had Kelly Preston-- who ALSO went on to a brief (that not as distiguished) career as a  1980's teen comedy queen playing upper middle class girls dating slightly more threatening gimps like C. Thomas Howell.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: trixi on May 06, 2006, 07:04:51 PM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
Trixi, were you on I-75 northbound in St. Bernard a few minutes ago?


Sorry, whigsgeek had to point this out to me.
Yes, it was me...I was heading from downtown to the Groesbeck branch to help cover a staffing shortage.  I'll have to admit, I didn't see you   #-o
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 06, 2006, 11:57:37 PM
Quote from: "rva"
Yeah, I remember the brief 3-D comeback around 1983-- Spacehunter, Metal Storm, Jaws 3-D, Amityville Horror 3-D, Friday the 13th  3-D, etc.  Does anyone remember what kicked that off?  I think it started when they put 3-D on TV for the first time.

I believe you're right. Awful C-grade movies and those red-and-blue glasses. I loved it.

I couldn't figure out why those glasses didn't make everything 3-D, though...  :-k
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 08, 2006, 11:29:03 AM
Quote from: "trixi"
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
Trixi, were you on I-75 northbound in St. Bernard a few minutes ago?


Sorry, whigsgeek had to point this out to me.
Yes, it was me...I was heading from downtown to the Groesbeck branch to help cover a staffing shortage.  I'll have to admit, I didn't see you   #-o


S'okay, my hubby saw you when he was on his way to load his truck. He called me as soon as he saw the car, you've got a license plate that says "depeche" right? I told him I thought it was you but I figured I better ask to be sure...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on May 08, 2006, 01:30:47 PM
So they opened an American Apparel store about a half mile from my house.  I went there.  The sales people all wore American Apparel tees.  

But they also wore pants.  Regular pants, not the American Apparel underwear pants.  None of them looked like they read Pitchfork.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 08, 2006, 11:28:27 PM
I figured Brooks and Dunn pretty much killed off the album title thread. But Dan proved me wrong.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on May 09, 2006, 02:10:15 PM
Buzz may soon conquer Cincinnati.  I feel it in me bones.  

Stay tuned.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on May 10, 2006, 09:57:52 PM
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
Buzz may soon conquer Cincinnati.  I feel it in me bones.  

Stay tuned.


Hide the women and children!
and the whiskey too
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 11, 2006, 12:32:50 AM
Quote from: "snakelady"
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
Buzz may soon conquer Cincinnati.  I feel it in me bones.  

Stay tuned.


Hide the women and children!
and the whiskey too

Is someone going to take him up I-75 past the Jim Beam plant?  Heh...what a great tease that'd be.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 11, 2006, 01:44:08 AM
Quote from: "snakelady"
Hide the women and children!
and the whiskey too

Especially the whiskey!  :drinking:

(okay, I know that's a wine bottle, but you get the point...)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: seldon on May 11, 2006, 07:16:08 PM
Iwantsscotchnowkthxbye
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on May 11, 2006, 07:20:42 PM
mmmmmmmmmmm whiskey......
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 12, 2006, 07:42:59 AM
(http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/06/entertainment_enl_1147423748/img/1.jpg)

"It's Only Rock'n'Roll....but FUCK ME, I've forgotten to put my teeth in!!"
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 12, 2006, 08:36:16 AM
Grandpa, tells that story about how you fell out of the tree again....
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on May 12, 2006, 01:34:16 PM
LMAO
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 16, 2006, 03:23:16 PM
One thing I've notice about my new job (and it's my first real sales job, unless you count my paper route) is that there's a lot of waiting while the ball is in the other person's court. It's kinda frustrating just to wait and wait, especially when the other parties seemed so eager to do something in the first place.

All I can do is be patient and hope they decide to do a deal with us soon. And keep laying the groundwork for more stuff.

Back to the phones for me...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on May 20, 2006, 11:49:00 PM
The following is pretty much the exact transcript of the dumbest conversation I've ever had:

Hipster with the 70's shag cut and BMRC shirt:  I love these guys.

Hot hipsterette:  Who are they?  I should get their album.

Hipster:  Secret Machine.

Me:  I think it's actually Apples in Stereo.

Hipster:  Bullshit.  How do you know?

Me:  Just because like, I don't know.  I mean what do you mean?  

Hipsterette:  He knows a lot about music.

Hipster: Yeah, and you're full of shit.  What's your problem?

Me:  Okay look, I'm sorry.  Just forget about it.

Hipster:  No man, I wanna know how come you think you know so much.

Me:  Uh look.  I wasn't planning to be here.  I have no idea who the opening act was supposed to be.  It's not like I came in with some preconceived notion nor do I have any hard proof.  And granted, I'm not totally familiar with the Secret Machines oeuvre, but I do have one album and it sounds nothing like this.  

On the other hand, there aren't that many bands with female drummers, and this band has one.  And she looks *exactly* like Hillary Sidney.  And that dude looks exactly like Robert Schneider, and everyone on stage is a dead ringer for someone from Apples in Stereo and playing the same instrument.  And like, I have to admit I'm going by photos and memories from a show five years ago where I only saw them for 50 minutes from 100 feet away but I'm pretty sure.  

Also, they just played four Apples in Stereo songs in a row, and they sounded a shitload like Apples in Stereo when they played them.

Hot Miller Lite propaganda chick:  How y'all doing?  This is great isn't it?

Hot Local radio station promo chick:  Would you like some HOT WXYNRKSYT 125.5 swag?  Rock!

Me:  Hey, who's this opening band?

HMLPC:  Dunno.
HLRSPC: Dunno.

Me:  You're promoting this concert and you don't know?

Hipsterette:  Dude, what's your problem?  Can't you just relax?  Sorry we aren't all music geeks.  Sorry we don't know everyone in the band personally.

Me (hissy fit):  If you're promoting a concert, you owe it to the performing acts to at least know their name.  If you're attending a concert you don't owe anyone anything.  Hate this band, like this band, don't pay any attention to them, or go out and buy Secret Machines for no goddamn reason at all.  I don't care.  But if you want to buy an album by this band, then go out and buy some goddamn Apples in Fucking Stereo.  I thought that info. might be useful to you.  Apparently it isn't, so I'm sorry.  

Band:  Hello Richmond!  We're Apples in Stereo.

Hipsterette:  Prick.

HMLPC:  Why do they even let people like that in here?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on May 21, 2006, 11:42:39 AM
RVA, it seems that you have the misfortune to come into contact with a hell of a lot of fucknuts whenever you're out and about. Is it something in the water, or what?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 21, 2006, 12:59:52 PM
Hah.  No, I think it's because he lives in Richmond.  The poor soul...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 21, 2006, 09:31:44 PM
Apples in Stereo >>>>> Secret Machines
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 21, 2006, 11:11:59 PM
I think it's sort of like comparing Apples and Oranges.

*rimshot*
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2006, 09:05:47 PM
Man, this new avatar of Lando sure is terrible, isn't it? I don't know if I can last another 980 posts with it.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 24, 2006, 09:08:17 PM
Do you change every 1000 posts? I never noticed a pattern.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2006, 11:24:18 PM
Generally.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 25, 2006, 12:21:14 AM
I'm not too observant.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 25, 2006, 12:23:06 AM
Eh, I never expected anyone to make a fuss out of it.  I just do it for my own kicks.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 25, 2006, 09:59:32 AM
Mine are done to annoy Kwyjibo.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 26, 2006, 07:18:01 AM
(http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/06/entertainment_enl_1148634607/img/1.jpg)

Man, Bono is looking OLD these days?!!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on May 26, 2006, 08:48:13 AM
Yes, he and Sharon Stone are quite the pair.  He looks a little like Johnny Cash.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on May 26, 2006, 08:52:56 AM
I suppose, in a perfect world, Richard Carpenter would die as a result of morbid obesity.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on May 26, 2006, 10:09:02 AM
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
(http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/06/entertainment_enl_1148634607/img/1.jpg)

Man, Bono is looking OLD these days?!!


:rofl:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 26, 2006, 10:09:43 AM
Quote from: "Doug"
Yes, he and Sharon Stone are quite the pair.  He looks a little like Johnny Cash.


<deep voice>Hello, I'm Paul Hewson</deep voice>
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 26, 2006, 04:27:09 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v672/mistergugi/woxy/Bono-Williams.jpg)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 26, 2006, 05:40:58 PM
Wow. When you put it that way...

Scary.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 26, 2006, 06:39:38 PM
And I thought it was Robin Williams - not Bono - originally. Glad it's just not me.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on May 26, 2006, 07:41:55 PM
:rofl:  It is Robin Williams, you sillies!  :rofl:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on May 26, 2006, 07:50:39 PM
A birthday meal really does focus your mind on how incredibly fantastic your life partner is.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 26, 2006, 07:50:49 PM
Ignore my previous post, then. I shouldn't have let anyone dissuade me.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 26, 2006, 09:28:41 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
:rofl:  It is Robin Williams, you sillies!  :rofl:

Hah! I didn't even realize.  I haven't seen a picture of Bono in ages, I just automatically listened to whatever CR was telling me.  And therein lies the errors of my ways.   ;)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 26, 2006, 10:55:18 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
I just automatically listened to whatever CR was telling me.


I need your credit card numbers immediately!

It's an emergency!!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 26, 2006, 10:56:09 PM
It must be good to work in a bookshop or a library

Always something around to read on the shitter
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 26, 2006, 11:47:04 PM
I'm sorry, you can't return this book. It's been flagged.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on June 01, 2006, 10:15:43 PM
I think I'm going to write a song where the drums go:

"DumDumDah,  DumDumDah, DumDumDahDum....DumDah(ditdit)"

Just because I don't think I've ever used it before.

I'm also going to write a song with one of those 80's pulse bass drones like all psuedo-metal fist pumpy.

I think it might be the same song.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Supra-Genius on June 02, 2006, 11:17:18 AM
Quote from: "rva"
I think I'm going to write a song where the drums go:

"DumDumDah,  DumDumDah, DumDumDahDum....DumDah(ditdit)"

Just because I don't think I've ever used it before.

I'm also going to write a song with one of those 80's pulse bass drones like all psuedo-metal fist pumpy.

I think it might be the same song.


Oddly enough, thats the drum beat of the song playing on my ipod right now (A tribe called Quest's Senario)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on June 02, 2006, 01:35:25 PM
*points and laughs* Hahahaha!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 03, 2006, 08:22:39 AM
I hate bringing this topic up for discussion again, but here is a case study for something woxy might want to consider for a fundraiser--$20,000 in about 12 hours ain't shabby (http://wber.monroe.edu/site/html/index.php), scroll down a bit to below the see our progress & listen online links. I know woxy needs more than $20,000 to operate, but something like this would help--right?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Detta on June 05, 2006, 09:48:12 AM
It's my Randomville Anniversary!!!

And the Day of Ultimate DOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!

Happy Day everyone!  Maybe there is something to this 6-6-6 thing.  My 7th graders, who are usually satan's little helpers, were perfect angels today.  10 days left of school and I'm making them do math still.  They sat silently and did it without complaint (they grumbled a little because I wouldn't let them use calculators).  End of the world indeed!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Sonic Boom on June 05, 2006, 11:13:07 AM
Wow- time flies.  And I'd forgotten you were a teacher- poor kids.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 05, 2006, 11:18:59 AM
Quote from: "Detta"
It's my Randomville Anniversary!!!

And the Day of Ultimate DOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!

Happy Day everyone!  Maybe there is something to this 6-6-6 thing.  My 7th graders, who are usually satan's little helpers, were perfect angels today.  10 days left of school and I'm making them do math still.  They sat silently and did it without complaint (they grumbled a little because I wouldn't let them use calculators).  End of the world indeed!


Congrats on the new job!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on June 05, 2006, 01:06:59 PM
Gnarls Barkley is extremely overrated.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Detta on June 05, 2006, 01:08:15 PM
Haha, somebody get me a calendar.  I thought today was the 6th.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on June 05, 2006, 01:13:58 PM
God I hope not, or else my rent is late.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on June 05, 2006, 02:03:36 PM
Much weirdness around here.  An influx of Detta will even bring out the man who ace at JSP.  Impressive.  And no one knows the date.  

If Detta's 1 year anniversary is today, that must mean my 1 year annivesary at Hackernetwork is coming up.  Hmmm...I haven't been over there in months.  Oops.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Detta on June 05, 2006, 02:24:46 PM
Me neither.  And I'm the moderator.  Oops^2.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on June 05, 2006, 02:32:37 PM
Why should they change their names?  They're not the ones that suck...

Corey Hart, promising rookie OF (Brewers)
Evan Longoria, hotshot prospect (Long Beach State)
Brett Anderson, lhp HS prospect (Stillwater HS)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: pathogen on June 06, 2006, 10:29:42 PM
on this hallowed day of 6/6/06, i dedicate this post to the main man from down below, a man who needs no introduction to those who would beset this world with evil deeds (or at least to those who tailgate and don't tip well), the king pooh-bah off all things not cute and remotely kitten-like, HE who hath many names that none dare speak....

i honor this post, my 666th post since 4/29/04 (alas, a day not so evil as today), with the presence of a being of pure and absolute WICKEDNESS!!!!!!  I give you, my friends and family, the Poet Laureate of Eternal Hellfire & Funky Doomness:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/pathogen_b/nipsey2.jpg)

The opposite of pro is con
That fact is clearly seen
If progress means move forward
Then what does Congress mean?


:twisted: boo! :twisted:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 08, 2006, 10:06:45 PM
(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/7720/9e0gratuitous4hq.jpg)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on June 09, 2006, 08:19:29 AM
Germans in not amused shocker!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on June 09, 2006, 08:37:23 AM
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/7720/9e0gratuitous4hq.jpg)


 =D> OMG I can't handle this, I just snorted coffee out of my nose! Fucking excellent! \:D/
Title: Random Musings
Post by: pathogen on June 09, 2006, 11:57:08 AM
oh shit, that's the best.  "But for the British, it's all about Fucking."    =D>
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on June 11, 2006, 08:47:29 PM
There are no fucking postcards!  Sounds like a business opportunity to me.

Or t-shirts "My friend went to Germany and all I got was this Fucking t-shirt"
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 11, 2006, 09:30:28 PM
We've had quite the thunderstorms tonight - constant rumblings for about an hour. Quite impressive.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on June 11, 2006, 10:26:22 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
We've had quite the thunderstorms tonight - constant rumblings for about an hour. Quite impressive.


Thunderstorms are sexy.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on June 11, 2006, 10:51:30 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
We've had quite the thunderstorms tonight - constant rumblings for about an hour. Quite impressive.

Tornadoes, too. At least one...over by Shearon Harris.

Which, for those of you unfamiliar with Wake County, N.C., is the nuclear power plant.  :-
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on June 12, 2006, 11:37:57 AM
I'm still laughing at that article
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on June 12, 2006, 08:02:08 PM
I'm so tired...
...and it is only Monday.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on June 13, 2006, 07:36:34 PM
Isn't it the Austrians who aren't amused?  The Germans seem rather indifferent.

Who is that really annoying one-hit wonder singer with the little-girl voice who had a hit back about 6 years ago?  It was some cloying relationship song and I remember either the video or CD cover she's got shoes on her hands.  Then later on she did a duet with someone that also sucked.

Anyway, I hate her and that song sucks so bad it angers me.  And I need to remember the details so that I can think about it all over again.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on June 13, 2006, 08:28:38 PM
Quote from: "rva"
Who is that really annoying one-hit wonder singer with the little-girl voice who had a hit back about 6 years ago?  It was some cloying relationship song and I remember either the video or CD cover she's got shoes on her hands.  Then later on she did a duet with someone that also sucked.


This is a total guess, and I'm probably wrong b/c the song/singer I'm thinking of was popular 10+ years ago. Is it "Always Forever" by Donna Lewis?

"I love you, always forever; stay with me, we'll stick together" ... or some such nonsense.  :2gunfire:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on June 13, 2006, 08:47:51 PM
No, that's totally it.  I forgot how much time flies.

*watches video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYMi2RW1wEk&search=lewis)*

GAAAH!  I HATE HER.  

Thanks, I needed that.  Now I'm ready to watch the Cubs lose.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on June 13, 2006, 08:50:35 PM
I spend far too much time in my office.
I need to get out every now and then.
Anyone wanna go to lunch?  
I work in Milford.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on June 14, 2006, 01:24:53 PM
It's great hearing woxy play some Stellastarr* again.  I know it's only b/c the band is playing woxy's concert, but I'm going to enjoy it anyway.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on June 14, 2006, 06:46:50 PM
heres one for CR:

what's the difference between bagpipes and an onion?

...nobody cries when you chop up bagpipes.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on June 14, 2006, 10:19:37 PM
Quote from: "watusi"
heres one for CR:

what's the difference between bagpipes and an onion?

...nobody cries when you chop up bagpipes.


I do!  [-(
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on June 16, 2006, 08:31:02 PM
I'm invisible :scatter:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on June 20, 2006, 12:46:42 PM
ok
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 20, 2006, 02:21:17 PM
CR, your location wouldn't be from the song "oops up", would it?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 21, 2006, 07:24:22 PM
I had the urge for a new avatar. Picture taken by my sister (I never seem to get these good shots) on a wall in Cambridge a couple months ago. I finally watched the second half of the 2005 season this weekend, and will be watching the first half after recording it on July 5. The DVD box set, on sale July 4, is a bit out of my price range.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on June 22, 2006, 01:35:55 PM
If someone named a large, multipurpose building to be used for sporting events or monster truck rallies after Bruce Arena, what would it be called?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on June 22, 2006, 01:38:36 PM
Flameout?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on June 22, 2006, 02:16:25 PM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
If someone named a large, multipurpose building to be used for sporting events or monster truck rallies after Bruce Arena, what would it be called?

The House Of Wax.

No, that's not right. It would be called The Floatation Tank. Or, The Bouncy Castle. Or, The Blubbery Ballroom. Or, The Shithouse. Or, etc.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on June 22, 2006, 03:19:05 PM
The Bruce Arena Indoor Activity Center.

Duh.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 22, 2006, 03:45:14 PM
The TARD-is Arena
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 22, 2006, 04:36:25 PM
I just saw FG's wife on tv!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on June 22, 2006, 05:34:46 PM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
I just saw FG's wife on tv!


Yeah, doesn't she look cute when she lifts her top and shouts "Paaaaaaaaartaaaaaaaaaaay" to Doug Stanhope for the latest  Girls Gone Wild video?

Ummm, really, I just called her and she had no idea she was on TV.  What was it?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: pathogen on June 23, 2006, 05:48:43 AM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
What was it?

Action 12 News busted down the front door to the Tea Cozy and Kit was screaming something like, "Manipulate this .gif, BEYOTCH!!!".

it was ugly, tea was ingested, various breads were sampled, innocent children were definitely harmed = another day in the hood, b.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 23, 2006, 09:53:06 AM
Quote from: "foolsgold"


Ummm, really, I just called her and she had no idea she was on TV.  What was it?


Did she do a thing for the 1-888-smileinfo people? If so, they were playing it on wcpo.com yesterday. If it's not her, it sure as hell looked like her.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 26, 2006, 11:50:53 AM
(http://www.astro.soton.ac.uk/~jag/aris5.jpg)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on June 26, 2006, 03:13:50 PM
I've just seen that the newest registered member here is a german! How about that? Wilkommen, Mr/Mrs "Free Ringtones". I like your name, is it Bavarian?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on June 26, 2006, 03:27:24 PM
Quote from: "Rafe"
I've just seen that the newest registered member here is a german! How about that? Wilkommen, Mr/Mrs "Free Ringtones". I like your name, is it Bavarian?


probably Schwabian.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 29, 2006, 03:14:30 PM
Make a donation to President Cuntface's 60th Birthday on the 6th July (https://www.gop.com/Contribute/happybirthday.aspx?key=J0L7M9B2F3)

Sadly, it doesn't have the option to send the corrupt lying bastard a gift-wrapped turd.

If he got one, I'd bet he'd still try and shine it.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 04, 2006, 01:37:49 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
The format for license plates in North Carolina is three letters followed by four numbers. It has been this way since I've lived here. The DMV has gotten up to the point where it is issuing plates with letter combinations that start with "T". This means that there is the very real possibility that someone is driving around with the license plate TEH 5417.

I'm sorry that it's not me. Because that would indeed be the shit.

I recently drove behind a car with UNC-1337. I was trying to figure out what they meant by that, until I realized they probably didn't mean anything.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on July 13, 2006, 12:39:34 AM
Walking downtown today, I suddenly got this vision in my mind of a blonde haired fox with feathered bangs and a ship n' shore blouse.  She'd walk by me and I would catch a whiff of Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific mingled with Jean Nate.  

Now what was that about?  I don't even know what Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific smells like.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on July 13, 2006, 08:02:03 AM
rva, have you been watching I love the 70's again?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 13, 2006, 04:10:40 PM
(http://www.soosed.com/images/zidane-hammer.gif)

Zammertime!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on July 19, 2006, 02:15:55 AM
You know, those Fruit of the Loom songs are actually pretty good.  If they changed the lyrics and arrangement so they weren't played for laughs, they sound like something Travis or Muse might do.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on July 19, 2006, 10:34:17 AM
I just want to go back to bed and sleep the day away. I feel so "blah" today.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on July 19, 2006, 11:17:31 AM
Beginning of "Steady as She Goes" by the Raconteurs = "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" by Joe Jackson.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on July 19, 2006, 12:31:36 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
Beginning of "Steady as She Goes" by the Raconteurs = "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" by Joe Jackson.


They did something about this in (I think) Entertainment Weekly recently. It was on a list of current songs that are eerily reminiscent of older songs. I may still have the issue at home; if I do, I'll post the other songs mentioned.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on July 20, 2006, 01:25:48 AM
OK, I just listened to this. It's not eerily reminiscent, it's note-for-fucking-note.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on July 20, 2006, 08:10:59 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
OK, I just listened to this. It's not eerily reminiscent, it's note-for-fucking-note.


Yeah, Joe Jackson's lawyer needs to get him some of that songwritin' residuals for this.  If he can even still afford a lawyer.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on August 02, 2006, 08:24:25 PM
God, I love this Geico commercial with Burt Bacharach ...

I hope I never get hit in the rear ...

Gets me every time. :lol
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on August 02, 2006, 08:27:48 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
Quote from: "Butter"
Beginning of "Steady as She Goes" by the Raconteurs = "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" by Joe Jackson.


They did something about this in (I think) Entertainment Weekly recently. It was on a list of current songs that are eerily reminiscent of older songs.


Before I forget again, here's the EW article (http://www.ew.com/ew/article/commentary/0,6115,1204700_4_0_,00.html) I mentioned.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on August 04, 2006, 01:53:14 PM
mmmmm cherry limeade
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 07, 2006, 09:14:02 PM
It needed Paul Weller to tell me that respected UK music/film magazine "Uncut" is an anagram of "uCunt"

I need a subscription
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on August 08, 2006, 11:40:53 AM
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
mmmmm cherry limeade


Mmmmm that does sound yummy!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on August 08, 2006, 12:38:22 PM
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
mmmmm cherry limeade


Mmmmm that does sound yummy!


It was.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: kcneon on August 08, 2006, 01:12:06 PM
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
mmmmm cherry limeade


Mmmmm that does sound yummy!


It was.


Did you go to Topsy's, Buzz?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on August 10, 2006, 01:31:01 PM
I put a tv in Ethan's room this morning and hooked it up to his v-smile video game system. It took only a few hours before he was showing his new set up to his friends.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v633/agprice98/IMG_0753.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v633/agprice98/IMG_0754.jpg)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on August 10, 2006, 03:28:14 PM
Quote from: "kcneon"
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
Quote from: "Sarcastica"
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
mmmmm cherry limeade


Mmmmm that does sound yummy!


It was.


Did you go to Topsy's, Buzz?


no, it was just Sonic but it was still good.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on August 10, 2006, 03:38:08 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v633/agprice98/IMG_0753.jpg)

Isaac has those same sheets. ;)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on August 10, 2006, 03:42:08 PM
Batman is always a boy favorite!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: slow-dog on August 10, 2006, 04:04:46 PM
Quote
It was a little cocker spaniel dog in a crate that he'd sent all the way from Texas. Black and white spotted. And our little girl-Tricia, the 6-year old-named it Checkers. And you know, the kids, like all kids, love the dog and I just want to say this right now, that regardless of what they say about it, we're gonna keep it.


source (http://www.watergate.info/nixon/checkers-speech.shtml)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on August 12, 2006, 04:55:12 PM
As I type this, our new neighbours are having a party. They are pretty active Jehovah's Witnesses, and usually shy away from any neighbourly greetings proffered by us. I wondered why, until I remember my first words to them were "That sun certainly is a ferocious cunt today, isn't it? By the way, I'm Rafe. How do you do?". Anyway, as to the current party, so far I'm suitably impressed.
I'm certain they are getting good and crunk judging by the sound of clinking bottles, shouting and belching going on, and the last four songs played were:

Deee-lite - Groove...
Jazzy Jeff/Fresh Prince - Summertime (which a group of them were rapping along to it)
Chaka Khan - I Feel For You
Stevie Wonder - Superstitious

Pretty cool.

Spoke too soon - Phil fucking Collins and that bloody "amarillo" song, back to back. Still, it was good while it lasted.

Edit: I just heard this...

"Stop - Hammer Time!". I like the neighbours again.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on August 13, 2006, 08:02:51 PM
Quote from: "slow-dog"
Quote
It was a little cocker spaniel dog in a crate that he'd sent all the way from Texas. Black and white spotted. And our little girl-Tricia, the 6-year old-named it Checkers. And you know, the kids, like all kids, love the dog and I just want to say this right now, that regardless of what they say about it, we're gonna keep it.


source (http://www.watergate.info/nixon/checkers-speech.shtml)


 :)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on August 15, 2006, 06:40:19 PM
Wow, it's raining really hard.  The last time I remember it raining this hard for this long, half the city was flooded.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on August 15, 2006, 08:23:09 PM
It's not raining here. Not even close.

Watch it storm tonight and make an ass out of me.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: slow-dog on August 15, 2006, 10:03:37 PM
I just put on a sweater to go grab dinner.  That's kind of cool weather-wise.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on August 17, 2006, 03:38:24 PM
A list of recent indie songs/bands/albums that for some reason make me think of excrement and/or excrement-related bodily functions:

Silent Alarm
Thunder, Lightning, Strike
The Go! Team
Cloud Room
Get Behind Me, Satan
Let It Die
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
I'm Wide Awake Its Morning
Pull Shapes
The Rapture
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on August 20, 2006, 09:36:00 PM
I'd totally do Erika Eleniak.  Tina Yothers, too.  Hell, bring on Carnie Wilson and Angie Stone.  I'd hit every female member of Celebrity Fit Club.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on August 21, 2006, 12:02:26 PM
Erika Eleniak is on Celebrity Fit Club? Huh.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on August 21, 2006, 12:22:24 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Erika Eleniak is on Celebrity Fit Club? Huh.

Yes, because at 150lbs. she has such a weight problem.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on August 21, 2006, 01:17:50 PM
New rule: Nobody can be on Celebrity Fit Club if they weigh less than me.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on August 21, 2006, 02:54:18 PM
Her body fat was at 30%.  In all honesty, she's a little overweight and would be healthier and more attractive if she toned up.  Just like 85% of the population over 30 including myself.

Hit the exercise bike twice a week and she'd drop maybe 5-10 lbs and she'd be fine healthwise.  I thought it would be a good opportunity to show how the average person should probably get more fit and how they could do it.  But instead they made her seem real fat and then set her target at 128 lbs.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on August 21, 2006, 03:29:33 PM
She was hot when she came out of the cake in Under Siege.  That's all that matters.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on August 22, 2006, 01:18:21 PM
If the pen is mightier than the sword, and a picture is worth a thousand words, does that make cartoonists the deadliest people in the world?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on August 22, 2006, 01:32:00 PM
No, it just makes them the most verbose.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on August 22, 2006, 01:54:37 PM
Here's another random thought:
I just had a salad which I purchased from the corner deli.  They gave me salt and pepper packets, which implies that people actually put salt on their salad.  Does anyone else here actually do that?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on August 22, 2006, 02:34:02 PM
I don't.  Maybe pepper, but definitely not salt.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: trixi on August 22, 2006, 02:43:12 PM
I know someone who would salt their salad, along with anything else that goes on a plate or in a bowl.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on August 22, 2006, 03:01:15 PM
My nephew used to put salt on his bacon. And not just with a sprinkle of salt, you'd have to physically remove the shaker from his hand and take it to another room because he would put a ton on. It's a miracle he didn't have a heart attack by 12. He didn't salt his salad though.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on August 22, 2006, 03:08:49 PM
I pepper my salad.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: MissKitty on August 22, 2006, 03:14:30 PM
I sometimes salt my salad instead of put dressing on it.

I have also been known to eat salt by itself.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on August 22, 2006, 03:42:20 PM
I put salt on my french fries. Pretty much all forms of potatoes, really.

But I don't like salt on my popcorn.

And salad...hmm. My guess is that whoever was behind the counter giving Dan the condiments was just on autopilot and giving him the same as everyone else. I don't think there was any implications behind it. Just my guess.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on August 22, 2006, 04:00:04 PM
The real Peterborough United lie in second place in League Two after four matches with ten points (three wins and a draw). Which makes me wonder - how's Butter's Posh team been doing lately?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on August 22, 2006, 04:33:35 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
The real Peterborough United lie in second place in League Two after four matches with ten points (three wins and a draw). Which makes me wonder - how's Butter's Posh team been doing lately?

They've been busy gambling.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on August 22, 2006, 04:46:56 PM
In direct contradiction to Football League regulations, I might add.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on August 23, 2006, 08:02:46 AM
I did something I NEVER do a couple of weeks ago... I played a couple of games out and didn't save.  I fear my team is falling apart.  We had a decent UEFA Cup debut, then got crushed in 2 league games to fall right at and dangerously close to under the relegation line... then everyone started getting all "concerned that the club is underachieving" and stuff... which usually signals the beginning of the end.

I have to take a bit longer off and come back with a new perspective as to how to turn them around, and back into frontrunners.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on August 23, 2006, 08:03:21 AM
As for the real Peterborough United, I think this is the year they earn their way back into League One... and stay there this time.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on August 25, 2006, 01:47:18 PM
I'm mourning the loss of planet status for Pluto.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on August 25, 2006, 02:32:23 PM
I damn near made a post in the Reds thread, then before I hit submit, I looked at some of the posts on the page, because the point I was going to make was one that someone might have already made (because it was fairly obvious).

Sure enough, there was a post, about two weeks old, that made the point I was going to.

What's worse - the person who wrote that post was me.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Megs79 on August 25, 2006, 02:52:20 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
I'm mourning the loss of planet status for Pluto.


So I'm not the only one!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on August 26, 2006, 10:24:20 PM
I guess there haven't been any posts this afternoon/evening because everyone's at the concert.

So in honor of Butter, I'll play some online poker and Football Manager.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on August 26, 2006, 10:49:48 PM
meh.  I'm here.  Worry not, comrade.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: slow-dog on August 26, 2006, 10:53:58 PM
We gotta stick together!  I'm home sick!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on August 27, 2006, 12:04:54 AM
And you know I was at home.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 27, 2006, 01:09:24 PM
(http://jaypinkerton.cracked.com/img/mariahcareyad.jpg)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: pathogen on August 29, 2006, 02:38:18 AM
"bag of ghosts"!!!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on August 29, 2006, 09:50:56 AM
People don't really use the term "fart knocker" anymore.  That can only be perceived as a good thing.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on August 29, 2006, 04:37:12 PM
My urologist just told me he was going to spank me with a paddle. Does this happen to everybody?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on August 29, 2006, 06:15:02 PM
Whigs' new avatar makes me think that she's JSpaceman every time she says something.  D'oh.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on August 29, 2006, 07:01:28 PM
For an Aussie, he does a very good Nu Yahk accent.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on September 12, 2006, 01:19:05 PM
I think I just ate my weight in grapes. That's a lot of grapes.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on September 12, 2006, 02:09:40 PM
For some reason, grapes give me gas.

Grapes, grapes, good for your arteries
The more you eat, the more you uh, fart-er-y?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on September 12, 2006, 02:13:58 PM
I hate long boring songs with nothing to say.

Example: Comets on Fire - Dogwood Rust

Playing on WOXY right now. It better end soon. Utter bollocks.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on September 12, 2006, 02:19:18 PM
I kind of liked the noise.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on September 12, 2006, 02:20:27 PM
It was noise, all right.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on September 12, 2006, 02:29:18 PM
Yeah, I was struggling with that one, too.  I was getting pissy just waiting for it to end.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on September 12, 2006, 02:50:07 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
Yeah, I was struggling with that one, too.  I was getting pissy just waiting for it to end.


That's what she said.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on September 12, 2006, 03:11:55 PM
*tsssss*
Title: Random Musings
Post by: benway on September 12, 2006, 04:55:25 PM
Freaky:
(http://www.sesto-senso.com/blue-q-dead-clown-gum.jpg)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on September 12, 2006, 06:27:10 PM
you guys have no patience
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SFG on September 12, 2006, 07:57:45 PM
if this week could end now, that would be great.

anyone have a time machine?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on September 12, 2006, 09:15:36 PM
Quote from: "SFG"
if this week could end now, that would be great.

anyone have a time machine?


no problem, i've already looked into it for myself.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on September 12, 2006, 09:57:13 PM
I think you can get them on E-Bay.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on September 12, 2006, 11:21:34 PM
Just ask Uncle Rico.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on September 13, 2006, 03:50:41 PM
Day 13 of having Quit Smoking.

Sense of smell returning!

You know, I didn't realize how many things in everyday life are actually very stinky.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: mik on September 13, 2006, 04:14:13 PM
Here's a link to a great article on ESPN's "page 2". It is proof positive that even though both the Packers and Brewers are stinking things up this year in their respective leagues that a great time can be acheived by taking in a game.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/060825

Man I long for weekends like that again...............
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on September 13, 2006, 08:26:17 PM
The title "darth slow-dog" has been making me giggle for the past twenty minutes.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on September 14, 2006, 09:19:28 AM
Day 14 of having Quit Smoking.

I have lost it.  Everything makes me think of cigarettes.
For example:

Music =

Johnny Cash =

Visualize the Man in Black, with his guitar and smoking a cig=

Think, "If Johnny was HERE right now, I'd say, "Dammit Johhny, gimme that fukkin CIGARETTE!!!"'

 :crazyeyes:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on September 14, 2006, 10:20:55 AM
So I'm listening to "Bounce That" by Girl Talk on WOXY right now.

I'm having fun picking out all of the other songs in the background that are being sampled.

Hey look! Elastica!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on September 14, 2006, 11:48:23 AM
Even though I've got Ben Lee's music on my laptop and iPod and can listen to it whenever I want, there's just something about it popping up on WOXY with no warning.

*sniff*
Title: Random Musings
Post by: SFG on September 14, 2006, 11:49:03 AM
I had a dream last night about project runway.  It was a bad dream.  All i know is that at some point it turned into a cake decorating competition and the only things availible when i got there were an apple strudel and one of those ice cream logs, to which one could not apply a stencil.  Because we were spray painting cake decorations.  Oh, and all there was to garnish was a couple of ukeleles.

i'm still kinda freaked out.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on September 14, 2006, 01:49:13 PM
wait...what happened to Handy Salad Smurf Days?... :-k
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on September 15, 2006, 10:25:52 PM
*giggle*

Quote from: "Entertainment Weekly"
"The White House announced Sept. 5 that season 2 Idol runner-up Clay Aiken, 27, has been chosen to serve on the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities."


There are so many possible ways to go here, I don't even know where to begin ...  :lol
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on September 15, 2006, 10:53:33 PM
And by "People with Intellectual Disabilities," I mean can do anything...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on September 16, 2006, 02:26:13 PM
Sleep well, Flossy. Don't let the bed bugs bite, old chum.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Bluelupis on September 16, 2006, 02:57:09 PM
Rafe are you drunk?.......again
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on September 16, 2006, 03:31:26 PM
Quote from: "*BluL*"
Rafe are you drunk?.......again

No mate, I blame it on the syphilis.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on September 16, 2006, 04:11:16 PM
I just got a call from CR.  

Thanks for calling man!  Sorry about the awkward conversation but you caught me off guard.  I thought you were Rafe for a second until you identified yourself!  But good to hear from you!  

I also talked to Rafe yesterday evening.  That was awesome!

I don't think I've ever spoken to this many Englishmen in a 24 hour period.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on September 16, 2006, 06:34:48 PM
Quote from: "Buzzstein"


I don't think I've ever spoken to this many Englishmen in a 24 hour period.



be careful, or you'll break George Michael's record of 26.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on September 18, 2006, 02:36:24 PM
I've been walking around all day whistling Sir Duke... that's pretty random.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: sg7 on September 18, 2006, 06:41:42 PM
the rain sure is nice.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on September 18, 2006, 07:00:28 PM
Quote from: "watusi"
Quote from: "Buzzstein"


I don't think I've ever spoken to this many Englishmen in a 24 hour period.


be careful, or you'll break George Michael's record of 26.


I'm not sure ol' George holds the record for speaking with Englishmen because technically he can't actually talk with his mouth full.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on October 10, 2006, 01:37:41 PM
So at the cafeteria in my building they have this thing they call "taco salad."

What they do is you get a shredded lettuce, and then your choice of chili, olives, salsa, jalepenos, sour cream, and guacamole served in a regular plastic salad "to go" container.  They don't actually have the taco-y shells so what they do instead is sprinkle some tortilla chips on it.

If you don't have a taco (or taco-like shell) it's not a taco salad.  It is however, nachos.  So why don't they just call it "nachos?"
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on October 10, 2006, 02:10:17 PM
Bound Stems' "Refuse the Refuse" is Peter Schilling's "Major Tom"
Title: Random Musings
Post by: slow-dog on October 12, 2006, 02:36:51 AM
"Larry is the white guy
 People think he's funny
 A real estate investor
 Who makes a lot of money."

Edited to add:

Holy crap, Internets!  Thanks:
http://local.live.com/?v=2&cid=AAC4007787524E04!110
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on October 12, 2006, 12:50:16 PM
I love that I have 3,800+ unread posts.  It makes me chuckle.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on October 12, 2006, 01:13:19 PM
just got a very excited phone call from my daughter that it's SNOWING in Bellbrook.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on October 12, 2006, 02:56:58 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
I love that I have 3,800+ unread posts.  It makes me chuckle.

I only have 35.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on October 13, 2006, 07:35:35 AM
The kids are out of school today and it's too cold to play outside. It's gonna be a long day.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on October 13, 2006, 10:28:12 AM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
The kids are out of school today and it's too cold to play outside. It's gonna be a long day.


So it's cold out there, too? Jesus, it feels like it's 20 degrees here.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on October 13, 2006, 10:57:23 AM
Wait a second.  When did they change Sugar Smack cereal to Golden Crisp?  Was Golden Crisp actually ever called Sugar Smacks?

Can they do that?  I realize in this health obsessed culture of ours selling a breakfast food that uses terminology to describe two varyingly unhealthy things, "sugar" and "smack" (both heroin and child abuse), might be have a detrimental effect on the young consumer, but golden crisp sounds like peeing out of doors in the autumn.

Assholes.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on October 13, 2006, 12:57:05 PM
I was cataloging this today and something about the cover caught my eye:

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/0471922420.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V59172187_.jpg)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Content Chick on October 13, 2006, 12:59:06 PM
*Makes reservations to Mexico*
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on October 13, 2006, 12:59:10 PM
cool...unintentional porn
Title: Random Musings
Post by: trixi on October 13, 2006, 01:20:00 PM
I'll be rushing right out to my local library
Title: Random Musings
Post by: sg7 on October 13, 2006, 11:34:48 PM
when will i once again have friends who want to go out on friday or saturday night to a show or for drinks? this staying at home thing is really starting to get to me.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: trixi on October 14, 2006, 12:17:53 AM
I'm glad I don't live in Buffalo
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Content Chick on October 18, 2006, 01:35:21 PM
I was in a rush this morning and forgot to put powder on my face. Now the fluorescent lights reflecting off my nose, which is so huge I can easily see it out of the corner of eye, keeps distracting me much like somebody shining a laser light at my face.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on October 18, 2006, 02:24:56 PM
You might want to get that fixed.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on October 18, 2006, 02:35:52 PM
Are you suggesting she fix the glare, or her nose? Because that's kinda rude.

It's something I would expect Butter to say, though
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on October 18, 2006, 02:45:48 PM
Yeah, Dan totally beat me to that one.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on October 18, 2006, 02:54:03 PM
:D
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Juliana on October 18, 2006, 02:59:19 PM
I got a dirty phone call at work today.
At least I think it was dirty.

I don't know, it was very strange.

I felt all gross after I hung up.

And now I'm kinda freaked out because I gave the guy directions to my work before I got the "ew" vibe from the call.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Content Chick on October 18, 2006, 06:41:52 PM
I changed my language settings on Google to "Bork, Bork, Bork" about a month ago because it amused me. Now I want to change it back to English but I'm not sure which of the sentences in "Bork" are what I need to click on to do that.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on October 18, 2006, 07:19:42 PM
PM me. I'm fluent in Bork, and have a reasonable grasp of Bork, Bork, Bork. I know, regional dialects can be a right cunt sometimes.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on October 20, 2006, 11:12:53 AM
I went to the dentist yesterday for the first time in about 8 years. (I know, I know I should be going every 6 months. But, we don't have dental insurance and we're poor.)

Anyways, I love the way my teeth feel after a dental visit!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on October 20, 2006, 11:15:31 AM
Quote from: "Content Chick"
I changed my language settings on Google to "Bork, Bork, Bork" about a month ago because it amused me. Now I want to change it back to English but I'm not sure which of the sentences in "Bork" are what I need to click on to do that.


LOL
Title: Random Musings
Post by: sg7 on October 20, 2006, 11:24:49 AM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
I went to the dentist yesterday for the first time in about 8 years. (I know, I know I should be going every 6 months. But, we don't have dental insurance and we're poor.)

Anyways, I love the way my teeth feel after a dental visit!


i hear that. i've only been able to go for emergency things in the past five years or so. it sucks. i have student insurance, but it basically covers nothing as far as i can tell.

i'm glad you got to visit the dentist! that is awesome. (and is it wrong that i'm somewhat jealous?)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on October 20, 2006, 12:15:51 PM
I hate going to the dentist about as much as I hate "Bela Lugosi's Dead".
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Post by: Butter on October 20, 2006, 12:19:17 PM
So then, you love it?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on October 20, 2006, 12:21:21 PM
You didn't read your own thread, did you?
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Post by: Butter on October 20, 2006, 12:22:28 PM
No, I'm just being a prick.
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Post by: Jonathan on October 20, 2006, 12:27:34 PM
Ah. Business as usual, then. Fair enough.
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Post by: Buzzstein on October 20, 2006, 07:18:36 PM
the same freak who doesn't like covers
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Post by: sg7 on October 20, 2006, 08:10:17 PM
fridays are not supposed to be this stressful. but at least this particular friday is almost over... and i have stuff to do this weekend. hurrah.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on October 21, 2006, 11:51:33 AM
Why is Randomville so slow today? Are we having another server fuckup?
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Post by: Buzzstein on October 21, 2006, 02:08:06 PM
it's Saturday???
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on October 21, 2006, 03:26:40 PM
no, I meant the site was loading VEEEERRRRY slowly for me.  Not the limited participation...
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on October 21, 2006, 03:33:30 PM
It's been doing that for me the past couple of days. I like to think it's because they're backing it up every five minutes, but that's per speculation on my part.
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Post by: Jonathan on October 21, 2006, 05:22:38 PM
Yeah, I've been having problems with this board and the Football Manager boards being slow today.

Football Manager 2007 was released yesterday, so at least that makes sense.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: trixi on October 21, 2006, 06:03:52 PM
Yeah, it's a tad slow for me too.
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on October 22, 2006, 12:36:56 AM
It's much better now, unless I just jinxed it.
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Post by: trixi on October 22, 2006, 12:52:58 AM
Why is it that police get to go thru intersections whenever they feel like it?  I've seen 3 different cars this week simply turn on their lights to go thru a red light, then immediately turn them off after they're out of the intersection.  Seems to me that this is a potential risk to other people who are rightly obeying the traffic signals.  The last one I saw, a person was in mid-turn when the cop decided to go on thru...the person of course had to stop though they had the right of way.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on October 22, 2006, 11:48:35 AM
It's entirely possible that the cop was on the way to a call...but told to proceed "Code 1" - that is, without sirens and lights. Still, it would be necessary to turn on the lights while going through an intersection for safety reasons, then turn the lights back off to maintain the Code 1.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on October 22, 2006, 12:57:42 PM
Jonathan's right...but at the same time, I think we, civilians, have a right to be pissed about it.  It is a safety matter, sure, but it's also a matter of trusting that our police force is doing their duty and enforcing the law rather than acting above the law.  I can see that it would be easy for someone to start taking advantage of the powers that come with being an officer of the law, and thus it would be important for them to work at making sure it does not seem like they are abusing their powers.

So, I agree with trixi - I hate it when I see that.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on October 23, 2006, 11:09:39 AM
10/27 Friday night, 8pm, ABC: It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
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Post by: Jonathan on October 23, 2006, 11:22:03 AM
I hope your pumpkin patch is sincere enough.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on October 23, 2006, 11:58:18 AM
that always bored me.
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Post by: sg7 on October 23, 2006, 12:08:07 PM
starbucks drip coffee always tastes burnt. yet i continue to drink it.
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Post by: Jonathan on October 23, 2006, 02:40:29 PM
I just watched about ten minutes of halftime commercials before I remembered that I was watching a soccer match I had recorded on the DVR and could have fast-forwarded through the whole halftime.   ](*,)
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Post by: pathogen on October 23, 2006, 07:17:12 PM
while watching a whole 45 minutes of tv tonight, which consisted of about 30 minutes of political ads, i started chuckling at the thought of our own version of the November elections.  not even something that needs to be voted on (although, that's always an option), but just how much fun it would be to create our own bogus smear campaigns against each other.  i would just start one up and not even mention doing it beforehand, but i'm really lazy when i get home and i have a new game to finish (don't come between me and a new Splinter Cell game, not so pretty).  

still, it would be fun, and i'm down if anyone wants to run against me for the office of, umm, waste management and illegal firearms.  something stupid like that.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on October 23, 2006, 10:41:18 PM
Quote from: "pathogen"

i'm down if anyone wants to run against me for the office of, umm, waste management and illegal firearms.  


Waste management AND illegal firearms.  Let the campaign begin!  I say conflict of interest!!
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Post by: slow-dog on October 24, 2006, 12:58:59 AM
"I am the viper, and I'm hear to vash the vindows."
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Post by: Content Chick on October 25, 2006, 12:07:56 PM
Now I know why these corduroys were buried so far back in my closet that I forgot I had them. Fat chicks should never wear corduroys. Every step I take auditorily reminds me and everybody around me that my thighs are so fat that they rub together when I walk and I'm at risk of starting a fire.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on October 25, 2006, 12:09:33 PM
That reminds me of my middle school years. My mom loved to buy corduroys and I was not skinny.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on October 25, 2006, 02:57:32 PM
Quote from: "slow-dog"
"I am the viper, and I'm hear to vash the vindows."

Holy Shit... I hope I'm not the only person that gets that.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on October 25, 2006, 03:27:49 PM
You're not.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on October 25, 2006, 03:38:46 PM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
Quote from: "slow-dog"
"I am the viper, and I'm hear to vash the vindows."

Holy Shit... I hope I'm not the only person that gets that.


nope   :twisted:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on October 26, 2006, 03:49:21 PM
I was assigned to bring Rice Krispie Treats to Ethan's class Halloween party tomorrow. I made the Rice Krispie Treats with Cocoa Pebbles instead.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on October 30, 2006, 03:25:14 PM
I've just a had long and exhausting fit of laughter. A pal of mine gave me a disc today, containing a PC game/timewaster he has written himself. I just put it into my PC, and the game is a computerized version of a fruit machine (one-armed bandit?). He's named it "The Iron Maiden Fruity", and basically whenever you press the buttons, reach the features, win money, lose the game, or succesfully gamble higher, random snippets of Iron Maiden audio accompany each different feature. Whenever you gamble high enough to reach the features board, The lights start flashing wildly, and Bruce Dickinson congratulates the player with the phrase, "Scream for me, Brazil!". It's pretty hilarious.
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Post by: Salad Days on October 30, 2006, 05:07:37 PM
I finally saw Shaun of the Dead yesterday. I'm sure it wouldve been much funnier if it wasnt on tv, and I couldve heard all of the fucks and cunts and whatnot, but I still enjoyed the hell out of it
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Post by: Misfitt on October 30, 2006, 06:15:11 PM
I'm trying my damndest to stay current, up-to-date, and relevent by posting. Yet, I'm failing miserably.
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Post by: Buzzstein on October 30, 2006, 08:18:16 PM
Quote from: "Salad Days"
I finally saw Shaun of the Dead yesterday. I'm sure it wouldve been much funnier if it wasnt on tv, and I couldve heard all of the fucks and cunts and whatnot, but I still enjoyed the hell out of it


It's good except for the melodramatic bullshit.  I can do without that.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on October 30, 2006, 09:23:01 PM
Quote from: "Misfitt"
I'm trying my damndest to stay current, up-to-date, and relevent by posting. Yet, I'm failing miserably.

Well we're still glad you're around some times.  You don't have to post all the time...just ask Sheila...but at least you're noticed.
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Post by: Jonathan on October 30, 2006, 09:39:21 PM
I voted today. Got the sticker and everything.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on October 31, 2006, 03:25:23 PM
(http://66.70.5.21/imgs/plates/ky_kids_jacko.jpg)
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Post by: sg7 on October 31, 2006, 03:47:05 PM
it would really be fine with me if something heavy fell and knocked me out for the next few years.
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Post by: Dan on October 31, 2006, 03:50:19 PM
Quote from: "sg7"
it would really be fine with me if something heavy fell and knocked out my emotions for the next few years.

Fix'd for me.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on October 31, 2006, 04:21:01 PM
This woxy interview with Frank Black is absolutely crazy (by woxy's standards).
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on October 31, 2006, 04:27:49 PM
Cool huh?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: sg7 on October 31, 2006, 06:48:54 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
Quote from: "sg7"
it would really be fine with me if something heavy fell and knocked out my emotions for the next few years.

Fix'd for me.


and for me. that is far more accurate. thank you.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on November 03, 2006, 11:33:04 PM
"friend":  You know, you don't know about this, but we've had a running bet on you for about three years now.

RVA:  Really?

"friend":  Yeah, when we go to any social event.  It's basically how many at least semi-decent chicks come and talk to you, or stand near you by themselves obviously giving you an opportunity to talk to them.  If we see it, one of us points it out to the other one, and then we count how many times you walk away almost immediately.

RVA:  What's the line?

"friend":  4.

RVA:  Wow.  That's kind of high considering I usually leave those things pretty quick.

"friend":  Yeah, well it's gone down.  It started at 8.

RVA:  So I've gotten better then, huh?

"friend":  No, just fewer chicks come and try to talk to you now.
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Post by: Jonathan on November 03, 2006, 11:35:26 PM
Ouch.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on November 03, 2006, 11:46:45 PM
* five minutes later*

RVA:  So with this bet thing... have I ever actually talked to the chick?

"friend":  Yeah, there was this one time about two years ago at a bar.  We were sitting down at the table and this amazing blonde put her drink down on our table.

RVA:  Man, I hate that shit.  It's like "Oh my drink is sooooo heavy."  It's just fucking rude.  ASK someone before you put your dr--

"friend":  Yeah, you got pretty mad and I think you were drunk.  So when she turned around you slammed her Gin and Tonic.

RVA:  Oh yeah!  I remember.  And then I asked her out, so haha.  Fuck you, who's the man?

"friend":  No, actually she looked at the empty glass, then at us quizically, then ordered another one.

RVA:  And then I asked her out!

"friend":  No, she put it on the table again.

RVA:  And then I asked her out on a date, you know it!

"friend":  "asked" is a bit generous, as is "date."  If I recall it was more like "demanded sexual favors" for putting her drink down.

RVA:  oh.  well that was kind of wrong.  Now I feel bad.

"friend":  No, it was hysterical as shit.   She totally deserved it.  The point is--

RVA:  I get it.  Need to do better with the women.  Misogynist.  Got it.

"friend":  No, you hate everyone you don't know.   We're used to that.  That's not a problem.  I'm just saying maybe it's time to get on the ol' dating bandwagon again.  At least try every once in a while.  What about her?

RVA:  She annoys me.  I don't like her look.  It's like all annoying and shit.

"friend":  Try harder.
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Post by: Jonathan on November 03, 2006, 11:51:15 PM
At least you're a loveable curmugeon.
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Post by: clemsonfan on November 07, 2006, 02:55:57 PM
I love these rva bar stories.
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Post by: Salad Days on November 07, 2006, 03:15:56 PM
I'm quickly becoming of the opinion that this is a much more entertaining place to waste time at work than other message boards I've been known to frequent.  After spending my entire morning in a 4 hour meeting, followed by an hour plus lunch with my bosses, I just want something interesting to read or someone interesting to talk to for (most of) the remainder of my afternoon
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Post by: Rafe on November 07, 2006, 03:28:54 PM
Quote from: "Salad Days"
I'm quickly becoming of the opinion that this is a much more entertaining place to waste time at work than other message boards I've been known to frequent.  After spending my entire morning in a 4 hour meeting, followed by an hour plus lunch with my bosses, I just want something interesting to read or someone interesting to talk to for (most of) the remainder of my afternoon

It's a lot slower here, but nice. I will pop in a couple or more times an evening to cherry-pick bits and bobs from various threads, and I do get a good laugh or two sometimes as well. Mostly I just like to pop in and read the odd comment here and there by various people here, particularly when I'm really busy with life in general. It's a nice way for me to see that people I like are doing ok in their lives. I'm a bit of a softy like that.
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Post by: foolsgold on November 07, 2006, 05:47:33 PM
So, I was did that thing on iTunes where you can download cover art yesterday.  It's pretty cool, but while I was listening to Suede's "Animal Nitrate", this cover was featured:

(http://cdbaby.name/s/u/suede.jpg)

Either my image of Brett Anderson being a paper thin dandy is wrong or there just might be a mistake over at Apple.
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Post by: snakelady on November 13, 2006, 09:48:10 PM
I guess I haven't been here in a while.  When I logged in it said I had over 2000 unread posts - unless this is a repeat of the "server crashed and screwed up the count" error.  


And I realize that I can be here even when I'm not there.  So hello from NJ.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on November 13, 2006, 11:51:25 PM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
(http://cdbaby.name/s/u/suede.jpg)


This is why Suede became "London Suede."

Although it's interesting that iTunes didn't pick it up.  I have the right cover on my copy which I got using a different cover generator, so the ID3 tags and CDDB/Gracenot linkage is all there.  

That being the case, you'd think that a search for best match on artist AND album name and song name would definitely yield the right album.  The only thing I can think of is that Suede s/t isn't available in iTunes store.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on November 15, 2006, 12:40:03 AM
The NYC skyline is still beautiful when lit at night.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on November 15, 2006, 09:21:37 AM
Usually, I am not a fan of edited songs, but I like the Wu-Tang's "Shame on the Nuh" a lot more than the unedited "Shame on the N*gga."
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on November 29, 2006, 02:08:47 AM
"We put the indie in Independent?"  It doesn't make any sense.  

First off, there is no "indie" in Independent, just an "inde."  It's like trying to put the "I" in team.  There isn't one.  Just ain't gonna happen.

Second, "indie" has always been shorthand for independent, and it applies to music, books, film and all other manner of things.  I don't think a radio station --even a very fine one-- can make a claim to it.  

It's not like putting the "Gee!" in Ecology.  See, like if you sold nets online, you could put the 'net' in internet.  Or if you ran a independent retailer with a tea cottage, you could put the "Tea" in independent."  But there's no pun here.

At least it's a sexy sounding chick instead of that goofy-ass British dude. ;)


R--I put the "pee" in pool--VA
Title: I have the meanest 4 year old ever!
Post by: clemsonfan on November 29, 2006, 07:08:00 AM
Jacob: Can I have one of your pieces of paper?
Alex: Go get some yourself.
Me: Alex share your paper with Jacob.
Alex: Hmmmph!

a minute passes.......

Jacob: What are you drawing?
Alex: I'm drawing you dying and going down with the devil!
Me: Alex!!!!!!!
Title: Re: I have the meanest 4 year old ever!
Post by: trixi on November 29, 2006, 11:13:29 AM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
Jacob: Can I have one of your pieces of paper?
Alex: Go get some yourself.
Me: Alex share your paper with Jacob.
Alex: Hmmmph!

a minute passes.......

Jacob: What are you drawing?
Alex: I'm drawing you dying and going down with the devil!
Me: Alex!!!!!!!


I'm sorry, but that made me laugh!  I can just picture them sitting there saying that.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on November 29, 2006, 12:44:51 PM
Quote from: "rva"
First off, there is no "indie" in Independent, just an "inde."  It's like trying to put the "I" in team.  There isn't one.  Just ain't gonna happen.


There may not be an "i" in team, but there's a "me" and that's all I need to know.

whigs--"puts the 'uperstar' in 'superstar'"--geek
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on November 29, 2006, 12:57:52 PM
I put the "f" in professional.
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Post by: doves on November 30, 2006, 11:15:50 AM
Yesterday I got a fortune cookie that said, "You will make a fortune with your friends."

For a dumb minute I thought it actually said, "You will make a fortune with your FIENDS,"  and I got a little excited, imagining an army of fiends and all the trouble we could get into.  But it was just FRIENDS, which is good too.

I guess.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on November 30, 2006, 04:27:57 PM
Dear Christmas music,

You know that Beach Boy's "Little Saint Nick" Christmas song that has the lyric "Christmas comes this time each year?"  Yeah, I fucking hate that.  Does anyone in the Beach Boys' listening influence really need that reminder of when Christmas is?  Is there someone out there who says, "Well, if not for the Beach Boys, I'd just have no idea when the holiday season rolls around."  Has anyone ever had such an epiphany?

I'm not sure if this is just in the Beach Boys version, but, regardless, Mike Love is somehow to blame.

Sincerely,
Excitationgold
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on November 30, 2006, 10:09:03 PM
When I left work it was not raining and 71 degrees.  
During my ~35 mile commute it poured rain and dropped an amazing 18 degrees.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on December 05, 2006, 11:27:15 AM
I love shit like this:

From The New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/05/nyregion/06intrepidcnd.html?hp&ex=1165381200&en=00928e0a6bcd64c3&ei=5094&partner=homepage):

On Second Try, Intrepid Agrees to Leave Dock

(http://graphics10.nytimes.com/images/2006/12/05/world/05intrepid600.jpg)
The old, gray ship was pulled from its berth on the West Side of Manhattan and is on its way to Bayonne, N.J.

By PATRICK McGEEHAN
Published: December 5, 2006
ABOARD THE INTREPID IN THE HUDSON RIVER, Dec. 5 — The Intrepid is no longer stuck in the mud.

This morning, one month after the first attempt failed, a team of tugboats yanked the old, gray ship from its berth on the West Side of Manhattan, where it has served as a military museum for 24 years.

After three weeks of dredging provided by the United States Navy to clear the Intrepid’s four giant propellers from the river bottom for a second try, the lead tug, the Christine M. McAllister, started pulling at 8:30 a.m.

For the first 25 minutes, the ship hardly budged, and officials who had gathered for the event looked concerned. But just before 9 a.m., the Intrepid began slipping away from the pier.

“We got it!” said Pat Kinnier, who was overseeing the towing, as officials in charge of the ship and the towing operation embraced one another on a rear deck of the Intrepid, and about 100 people watched from the neighboring pier.

Once the 900-foot-long World War II-era aircraft carrier was finally clear of the berth that has been its home since 1982, the tugs began towing it stern-first down the river toward the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor. After a slow five-mile voyage, the Intrepid is scheduled to tie up later today in Bayonne, N.J., where it will spend several weeks in drydock next spring as its hull is sandblasted and repainted.

The ship is due to return to Pier 86 in the fall of 2008, with its exhibit spaces refurbished and the collection of airplanes and helicopters arrayed on its vast flight and hangar decks sporting new paint jobs. In the meantime, the city plans to rebuild Pier 86, whose decaying condition was the cause for the ship’s move.

There was less pomp and ceremony today than there was on the first attempt to move the carrier on Nov. 6, when two senators and two former mayors were present to praise the ship and, they hoped, to see it off.

At that time, the Christine M. McAllister tried to pull the ship straight backward toward the middle of the river, but the Intrepid moved only a few feet before becoming stuck.

Today, they tried stronger measures, pulling the ship back at a slight angle away from the pier using three tugs hooked to the Intrepid’s stern by chains of 65-pound steel links. To accommodate the chains, some of the carrier’s railings had to be cut away.

“This time we have three hook-ups in the back, just to make sure,” said Bill White, the president of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

Mr. Kinnier said the navy told them that the amount of horsepower applied today was more than they should need.

“More is better than less,” he said.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on December 05, 2006, 05:00:18 PM
How come tugboats always have names like the Christine M. McAllister?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on December 07, 2006, 04:34:39 PM
Dan, that's a really nice piece on the Intrepid. thanks for posting it.


The weather this year is absolutely bonkers. Today, an effing tornado hit London! We get about 40 a year in more coastal/rural areas, but this one decided to descend upon the smoke and do its thing.

If only it had happened a few miles to the south east, it might have cleaned up Lewisham a little.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/6217514.stm
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on December 07, 2006, 04:44:58 PM
Wow! And I've even been to that part of London, as one of my more unusual tourist activities was taking a guided tour of Kensal Green Cemetery.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on December 07, 2006, 04:54:14 PM
I hope you said "hello" to Steve Peregrine Took from T. Rex while you were there!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on December 07, 2006, 08:43:53 PM
Quote from: "Rafe"
If only it had happened a few miles to the south east, it might have cleaned up Lewisham a little


From the old jokes home....

"Today a freak tornado hit Lewisham and did 40-million pounds worth of improvements"
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on December 08, 2006, 07:49:46 AM
Quote from: "Rafe"
If only it had happened a few miles to the south east, it might have cleaned up Lewisham a little.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/6217514.stm

It was so close to Loftus Road, too. That was a missed opportunity.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on December 08, 2006, 09:04:30 AM
woxy planners are back at the lala store. I don't know if you have to be a lala member to order, and they're limited to 1 per person.

http://www.lala.com/frontend/action/merchant?design=WoxyPlanner
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on December 08, 2006, 09:25:27 AM
It's a cool idea, but who am I kidding? I stopped using my 2006 one in February. Just like I knew would happen.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on December 08, 2006, 09:55:22 AM
Quote from: "Rafe"
We get about 40 a year in more coastal/rural areas


wow! i had no idea you got that many, in fact i'm suprised you get any at all. i thought this special treat was reserved for the midwestern U.S. and select trailer parks.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on December 08, 2006, 10:33:22 AM
Nope. They get 'em in Australia, too. There was one in WA while I was there, in fact.

Plus, it snowed in Queensland in late spring. That's just weird.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Salad Days on December 08, 2006, 12:32:56 PM
Why did I think it was a good idea to stay up until 4:30 last night?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on December 08, 2006, 01:36:40 PM
Quote from: "Salad Days"
Why did I think it was a good idea to stay up until 4:30 last night?


a) you got some
b) you finally got through the "Debbie Does" series.  Although, the most recent release, "Debbie Does Darfur", was a renob* of epic purportions.
c) lines of coke, midget stripper's thighs, shaved monkey
d) T.N.T. ...It's dynamite!
e) Fucking farmers and their daylight savings times.
f) It has been a while since you've seen your buddies Jim, Jack, and their Indian friend, Old Crow.



* renob = an inversed boner.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on December 08, 2006, 01:55:32 PM
Along the lines of that last post, the AC *lightening bolt* DC song "TNT" has been forever ruined for me by an old friend of mine.  So much to the point, that I can't remember the actual lyrics.  Instead, all I get is:

BVD/They're nice and white/BVD/They're not too tight/BVD/They handle my load/BVD/When I fart, they don't explode.

Sure it is puerile, but damn, when he sang it, he channeled Brian Johnson or something, because that fucker sold it.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on December 08, 2006, 01:59:32 PM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
Quote from: "Salad Days"
Why did I think it was a good idea to stay up until 4:30 last night?

....
e) Fucking farmers and their daylight savings times.
....

You were fucking farmers last night, SD? Wow, I didn't know you had it in you. Were the sheep and hogs present, too?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on December 08, 2006, 03:32:18 PM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
Along the lines of that last post, the AC *lightening bolt* DC song "TNT" has been forever ruined for me by an old friend of mine.  So much to the point, that I can't remember the actual lyrics.  Instead, all I get is:

BVD/They're nice and white/BVD/They're not too tight/BVD/They handle my load/BVD/When I fart, they don't explode.

Sure it is puerile, but damn, when he sang it, he channeled Brian Johnson or something, because that fucker sold it.


lalalalalalalalIcan'thearyoulalalalalalalalala
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Salad Days on December 08, 2006, 03:57:12 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
Quote from: "foolsgold"
Quote from: "Salad Days"
Why did I think it was a good idea to stay up until 4:30 last night?

....
e) Fucking farmers and their daylight savings times.
....

You were fucking farmers last night, SD? Wow, I didn't know you had it in you. Were the sheep and hogs present, too?


Man, I grew up in Harristucky, OH. My date to the 8th grade dance was a Shetland pony.
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Post by: whigsgeek on December 08, 2006, 04:05:54 PM
Quote from: "Salad Days"
My date to the 8th grade dance was a Shetland pony.


But did she put out?
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Post by: Dan on December 08, 2006, 04:08:06 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
Quote from: "Salad Days"
My date to the 8th grade dance was a Shetland pony.


But did she put out?

I want to make a joke about him riding her all night long.
Except that it doesn't quite work.  #-o
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Post by: Jonathan on December 08, 2006, 06:22:09 PM
I don't see how it doesn't work. Seems like a pretty straightforward joke to me.
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Post by: Dan on December 08, 2006, 07:25:03 PM
Girls are supposed to ride guys...not the otherway around.


ooohhh, I get it now. :)
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on December 09, 2006, 07:19:43 AM
In Denmark, Scooby-Doo is known as "skubi-du"
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Post by: Buzzstein on December 09, 2006, 03:02:01 PM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
Along the lines of that last post, the AC *lightening bolt* DC song "TNT" has been forever ruined for me by an old friend of mine.  So much to the point, that I can't remember the actual lyrics.  Instead, all I get is:

BVD/They're nice and white/BVD/They're not too tight/BVD/They handle my load/BVD/When I fart, they don't explode.

Sure it is puerile, but damn, when he sang it, he channeled Brian Johnson or something, because that fucker sold it.


HAHAHA!...Awesome...
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Post by: monkey neck on December 09, 2006, 10:29:29 PM
This is the perfect thread to post this:

I was walking through the mall in Beavercreek the other day (in case you guys want to check it out, too) and at one of those kiosks in the middle of the mall right outside of Parisian (I think...), they were selling those etched glass/plastic cubes with pictures and enscriptions and such.  And I saw one that caught my eye.  It had an etching of the world trade center and an inscription that reads "IN MEMORANDUM".

If you pass by there, you have to check it out.  I hope some poor fool doesn't buy that in a moment of patriotic weakness.
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Post by: Jonathan on December 10, 2006, 09:03:11 AM
You need to take a picture of that and post it. That is the most awesome thing I have ever heard.

Beautiful.
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Post by: monkey neck on December 10, 2006, 01:45:26 PM
I took a picture of it with my phone, but it didn't come out real well.  I'm sure I'll be there again soon, so I'll try it again.
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Post by: Atzend on December 15, 2006, 09:25:11 AM
Nothing starts a morning off better than cleaning up projectiled cat vomit!
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Post by: doves on December 15, 2006, 12:16:08 PM
What a cosmic coincidence, *my* morning started with a doberman puking on my foot.
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Post by: Butter on December 15, 2006, 12:17:02 PM
My morning started off with a kid puking in his bed, then the dog licking up the vomit.  Shockingly similar, no?
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Post by: doves on December 15, 2006, 12:18:55 PM
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  :vomits:  :twisted:
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Post by: Salad Days on December 15, 2006, 02:15:12 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
Quote from: "Salad Days"
My date to the 8th grade dance was a Shetland pony.


But did she put out?


and how

but the hickey she gave me didnt go away for about 3 months
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on December 19, 2006, 02:01:30 PM
(http://64.27.117.245/imgs/otherpicboratz.jpg)
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Post by: Atzend on December 19, 2006, 04:36:34 PM
If you ever get stuck in a walk in beer cooler and can't get out.  Unplug the budlight keg or any popular beer.  This will get someone's attention to where they will come down and open the door.  True, they may not be very happy with you, but it's better than being trapped in a walk in fridge freezing and drinking beer all night.  Then again, maybe that's not so bad.
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Post by: clemsonfan on December 20, 2006, 12:09:36 PM
How do you all feel about Christmas letters? You know the mass mailed yearly newsletters about their family people send everyone they know. We got one yesterday and it just reminded me how much I dislike them. I figure if I talk to you on a regular basis you'll know most of the things that happened this year. If I don't talk to you on a regular basis, maybe you shouldn't know all the stuff that happened to us in a year.
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Post by: Jonathan on December 20, 2006, 12:36:43 PM
I can't stand them. They're just so impersonal. The way I figure it is, if I really give a crap about what's been going on with you, I'll already know all the stuff that's in the letter. And if I don't, well, then I won't give a shit, will I?
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Post by: whigsgeek on December 20, 2006, 01:01:03 PM
For me it depends on the letter. Some people make them impersonal, but every so often I'll get one from someone who I can tell understands that the letters have a bad rep and so they put a creative spin on theirs to make it interesting. These are definitely the exception to the rule.
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Post by: Buzzstein on December 20, 2006, 01:13:45 PM
I dislike them.
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Post by: Jonathan on December 20, 2006, 01:16:29 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
For me it depends on the letter. Some people make them impersonal, but every so often I'll get one from someone who I can tell understands that the letters have a bad rep and so they put a creative spin on theirs to make it interesting. These are definitely the exception to the rule.

Like the one I was going to send out chock full of complete and outrageous lies?
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Post by: Salad Days on December 20, 2006, 03:36:38 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
How do you all feel about Christmas letters? You know the mass mailed yearly newsletters about their family people send everyone they know. We got one yesterday and it just reminded me how much I dislike them. I figure if I talk to you on a regular basis you'll know most of the things that happened this year. If I don't talk to you on a regular basis, maybe you shouldn't know all the stuff that happened to us in a year.


My parents used to get one from some old friends who live in Minn. and they would turn the motherfucker into a poem.

I hate those letters because you always get them from the people who have the worlds most perfect family. They just don't know that their family has an evil side.
Yeah, too bad little Jimmy the science fair king is experimenting with crank behind the school auditorium and Straight A, pageant winning, 15 year old Sally has given blowjobs to half the football team.
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Post by: Jonathan on December 20, 2006, 03:46:30 PM
But at least by giving blowjobs, she hasn't broken her promise not to have sex before she's married... ;)

And in a related story... (http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2006-12-19-premarital-sex_x.htm)
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on December 20, 2006, 05:57:12 PM
I don't mind the Christmas letter, but then again I haven't received any. My best friend from high school, whose wedding I was even in, and I are the worst at keeping in touch. (Some of you may know that I'm the world's worst correspondent; it's not her fault.) This year I only received the picture of the kids and no letter; I was a bit disappointed. I'll give her a call while home and that will be it for another year, probably. (I was negligent and didn't call last year.)

My mom's family is quite large - 20 first cousins from PA to HI - so the Christmas letter is the best way to find out all that is happening in their lives, especially now that they have grandkids, etc. These letters go to my parents, and not me, though, as I haven't even met some of my second cousins, one of whom is getting married this Saturday in Southern Pines. Oh, well.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on December 20, 2006, 06:48:20 PM
I've only really seen one Christmas letter from some family friends that I was never very close with. The letter, of course, talks about all the good stuff in their lives and that's nice to hear. I didn't know that the son got married or that the daughter travelled to Chile, so I think the letter has been useful to me. Naturally, if the son had been sent to prison and the daughter had been in the hospital with cancer all year, something tells me the letter might not have been written.

So I dunno...I don't mind them but I think if you're going to send them out they should be written creatively with a sense of humor.  But not a bad sense of humor - I can't stand it when someone tries too hard to be funny.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on December 20, 2006, 10:51:35 PM
Who knew?

Heroin is, apparently, a trade name!!

Owned by the Bayer Corporation.
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Post by: Jonathan on December 20, 2006, 10:55:08 PM
Just like Aspirin!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/79/BayerHeroin.png)

Apparently, it's also a cough suppressant. Guess they'll be putting it behind the counter along with Sudafed now....
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Post by: kcneon on December 21, 2006, 12:30:17 PM
Ok, I think I'm officially stressed.  Last night I dreamt I was on the set of a Sean Bean movie which would be totally cool for me, right?  Yeah.  Well, you know why I was there?

My MOM had a bit part in the movie!  That's just so w-r-o-n-g!  #-o
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on December 21, 2006, 01:15:22 PM
My internet connection has been incredibly s-loooooooooooo-w  today. Like, slower than dial-up slow. I have no idea why, but it's very annoying.

At least I got all my internet banking done before this started happening.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on December 21, 2006, 09:47:53 PM
It just isn't Christmas until Butter switches over to the Ralphie avatar.
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Post by: foolsgold on December 22, 2006, 12:23:47 PM
After some deliberation, I can't figure out which prominent 80's/90's cologne was cheesier.  I'm leaning towards Polo, but Drakkar Noir and Cool Water are strong contenders.

I wish I could say I never bought any of them, but I still have a bottle of Drakkar floating around and I only recently threw away my knockoff bottle of Polo.  Still, Cool Water never made it to my medicine cabinet, so that's gotta count for something, right?
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Post by: rva on December 22, 2006, 12:46:13 PM
Drakar Noir by a landslide.  That shit was HUGE when it came out... and unfortunately still is.  I'd also put Old Spice in there, it's a timeless cheese.
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Post by: Juliana on December 22, 2006, 01:25:23 PM
Cool Water.  Ick.

Polo reminds me of Shane Estep in AP American History when I was a junior.  He smelled nice.  I think he bathed in it, but it was better than the sweaty jock on the other side of me in that class.
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Post by: Marlowe on December 22, 2006, 01:53:11 PM
yeah drakkar noir is definitely worse. drakkar noir was worn buy those dudes who wore "chains" and drove camaros. polo was the ultra-generic choice for the masses, but at least people who wore it weren't date-rapists.
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Post by: whigsgeek on December 22, 2006, 02:26:24 PM
It seems to me that Drakkar was to the 80s/90s what Bod is today.

(http://img.shopping.com/images1/di/31/56/65/4f/65/6372457530524c3432676f5445776c4941-100x100.jpg)
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Post by: foolsgold on December 22, 2006, 02:30:22 PM
I wonder.  Where I went to high school, Polo ruled the roost and it was pretty much standard issue for the type of people you've described.  Plus, as J said, the people who wore it, bathed in it.  I didn't notice Drakar until late high school/early college, but even then, I seemed to be in the minority of people wearing it.  Maybe in Cincinnati Drakar was passed over when Polo gave way to Cool Water.
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Post by: vizzah on December 22, 2006, 04:03:13 PM
worse still, is that P. Diddy's cologne, Unforgivable (or Unbearable, or Insufferable, or Washed-UpCoat-tailingCysticAcne-Faced Hack, whatever it's called) has outsold Drakkar, CK1, and Cool Water.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on December 22, 2006, 05:47:33 PM
Drakkar Noir was definitely the bathing cologne of choice in my high school and I vividly remember walking through my freshmen dorm and noticing it reeked of DN.  CK1 was the Drakkar Noir of the early 90's.  It lacked the Aqua Velva "Now I'm a stud" highschool appeal of Drakkar Noir, but made up for it with the "unisex" gimmick.

And if I were 17, I'd run out and buy like 50 bottles of Bod.  Those commercials are tremendously effective.  I wish I could say it's because I'm grown up and more sophisticated, but I'd be lying my ass off.  It's more that experience and the rapid loss of whatever sex appeal I may have had tells me no scent is ever going to score me hot chicks.  The fact that I have no longer have any sex drive whatsoever is probably biggest factor.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on December 22, 2006, 05:54:50 PM
Okay, so I got Destroyer's Rubies back in March and played it and was pretty unexcited by it.  Not great or bad, just boring.

Then I think in August or September somewhere, I pulled it out and played it and was like "What was I thinking?  This is great!" and listened to it non-stop for a couple of weeks.

Then I pulled it out today and I'm listening to it and I'm like, "This SUCKS.  The guy has annoying Decemberists voice and the songs are stupid.  What was I thinking?"
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on December 22, 2006, 06:32:56 PM
Quote from: "rva"


And if I were 17, I'd run out and buy like 50 bottles of Bod.


are you sure you're not thinking of Axe body spray?  Bod's commercials are quite gay, but Axe's are pretty funny.
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on December 23, 2006, 12:23:31 AM
What? I ONLY save $500,001? (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000KNHPGE/ref=amb_link_4072212_1/102-1998501-9016943)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on December 23, 2006, 12:49:03 AM
Quote from: "vizzah"
Quote from: "rva"


And if I were 17, I'd run out and buy like 50 bottles of Bod.


are you sure you're not thinking of Axe body spray?  Bod's commercials are quite gay, but Axe's are pretty funny.


Axe >>>>>>>>> Bod
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on December 23, 2006, 12:51:01 AM
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
What? I ONLY save $500,001? (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000KNHPGE/ref=amb_link_4072212_1/102-1998501-9016943)


Oh, great:

Availability: This item is currently not available.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on December 23, 2006, 01:54:08 PM
Quote from: "vizzah"
are you sure you're not thinking of Axe body spray?  Bod's commercials are quite gay, but Axe's are pretty funny.


Yeah, you're right. I was thinking of Axe.  Bod ads are indeed homoerotic.






Not that there's anything wrong with that!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on December 28, 2006, 01:41:09 PM
I'm not much of a celebrity watcher...in fact, I'm not a celebrity watcher at all...which is why this surprises me so much:
Walking back to the office from lunch, I walked past Tony Shalhoub on the street. I instantly thought, "Wings!"

(http://blueopossum.homestead.com/files/Tony_Shalhoub2.jpg)

(http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/columbia_pictures/men_in_black_ii/tony_shalhoub/co4.jpg)
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Post by: vizzah on January 03, 2007, 02:03:28 PM
i'm a terrible lip balm/chap stick addict.  yesterday, my lips were really peel-y, so i kept my usual purse tube in the pocket of my scrubs.  the problem with that is, i didn't take it out of said scrubs and put it  in my pocket or purse today.  so, since i refuse to use anyone else's, i'm painted up like a hooker because the only thing i have to keep me from chewing my lips off is a berry-coloured (and quite deep) lipstick.  and actually, it's a little dry, so i put some green MAC lipglass over it.  this is why i'm very glad that i essentially work alone.
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Post by: clemsonfan on January 04, 2007, 02:52:19 PM
I have a new favorite restaurant: City BBQ. I crave it constantly.
I am truly amazed to find Carolina style BBQ here in Ohio. In fact, I think it might be better than most places down South.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 04, 2007, 05:00:26 PM
What type of sauce do they serve?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on January 04, 2007, 05:10:46 PM
They have 4 different sauces. Two regular style sauces, a mustard based bbq sauce, and a heavy vinegar sauce.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on January 04, 2007, 05:52:07 PM
pff it's not Kansas City bbq!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: kcneon on January 04, 2007, 06:08:17 PM
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
pff it's not Kansas City bbq!


"Hi! May I help you?"
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 04, 2007, 06:32:36 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
They have 4 different sauces. Two regular style sauces, a mustard based bbq sauce, and a heavy vinegar sauce.

So when you say "regular" are you talking Western N.C.-style, or that ketchupy Kansas City stuff?

I'm really not sure why I care so much. Maybe it's been a while since I've had some. Good thing there's a Smithfield's opening up within walking distance of my apartment. I guess that's a good thing...
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Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 04, 2007, 09:02:50 PM
I'm having too much fun browsing cafepress.com. For rbs:
(http://images.cafepress.com/product/78358929v3_150x150_Front.jpg)
and for the previous discussion:
(http://images.cafepress.com/product/60519538v2_150x150_Front.JPG)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on January 05, 2007, 06:43:53 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"

So when you say "regular" are you talking Western N.C.-style, or that ketchupy Kansas City stuff?

I'm really not sure why I care so much. Maybe it's been a while since I've had some. Good thing there's a Smithfield's opening up within walking distance of my apartment. I guess that's a good thing...


Regular as in ketchup based sauce.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on January 05, 2007, 09:12:48 AM
sometimes i want to take that really annoying person in the office (which luckily, we have only one of), who talks and shares too much, and make something out of their skin.
i keep reminding myself that i love my job, and this must be god's way of keeping me honest.
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Post by: Salad Days on January 05, 2007, 02:19:34 PM
y'know, you forget how bad of an actor Mr. T is, then you watch 18 minutes of one episode of the A-Team and it all comes back to you...

"This is dirt, fool!"
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Post by: rva on January 05, 2007, 02:35:58 PM
I want this: http://www.woot.com/Blog/BlogEntry.aspx?BlogEntryId=1923

No you don't.  What will you do with it?  It's kind of cool, but mostly stupid.  

But it's so cheap!

Forget about it.
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Post by: Salad Days on January 05, 2007, 03:23:30 PM
hey rva, i was down at my local watering hole last night when this girl walked in who has been coming in once a week or so for the last couple months. She's friends with a girl who lives in my building. I've always thought there was something a bit odd looking about her. She's really tall, thin, pretty well built, but she's always overly made up, and something about her is a bit "off."
Looking at her more closely, she has an abnormally long neck. Not only that, but there isn't much of a chin to speak of. I asked my friend Cory if he knew her name, and he informed me that her nickname is The Llama.
I nearly spit my drink out, and it made me think of you for some reason...something you'd say, I guess. It also reminded me of the story that you pm'd me, which is so funny, I think it should be shared with everyone, assuming you give me permission to post it here
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Post by: Buzzstein on January 05, 2007, 04:00:59 PM
Quote from: "kcneon"
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
pff it's not Kansas City bbq!


"Hi! May I help you?"


heh heh

their beef is the best.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on January 05, 2007, 04:05:36 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
They have 4 different sauces. Two regular style sauces, a mustard based bbq sauce, and a heavy vinegar sauce.

So when you say "regular" are you talking Western N.C.-style, or that ketchupy Kansas City stuff?

I'm really not sure why I care so much. Maybe it's been a while since I've had some. Good thing there's a Smithfield's opening up within walking distance of my apartment. I guess that's a good thing...


ketchupy???  You watch it buster.  Them's fightin words!
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Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 06, 2007, 10:15:03 AM
Now THIS is REALLY taking the piss! (http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/display.var.1105225.0.urinal_pinched_from_pub_toilets.php)

(Safe for Work)
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Post by: foolsgold on January 06, 2007, 02:55:42 PM
While formulating thoughts of which early 90's electronic act had the sassiest European accent, it struck me that the guy from Army of Lovers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYT2aWavXlc) looks a whole lot like the guy from Dead or Alive (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCiVXigrjjQ).

Of course, I think the other dude from Army kind of looks a bit like the guy from Color Me Badd, so what do I know?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on January 06, 2007, 04:32:30 PM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
Army of Lovers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYT2aWavXlc)

One of the greatest tunes of all time. How can anyone not love a song featuring the following lyrics?

Where thorns are a teaser,
Ive played a double jeux
Yherushalaim at easter,
I cry I pray mon dieu!
I cry I pray mon dieu!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 06, 2007, 06:32:58 PM
That's quality songwriting right there.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on January 07, 2007, 01:15:04 PM
Quote from: "Rafe"
Ive played a double jeux


I still want to know what the good gracious that means.

Between the two, Army of Lovers and Lords of Acid, I think that Pragha Khan's accent, especially in "Rough Sex", is far more ridiculous than the guy from AoL.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on January 07, 2007, 01:26:44 PM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
Quote from: "Rafe"
Ive played a double jeux


I still want to know what the good gracious that means.

Between the two, Army of Lovers and Lords of Acid, I think that Pragha Khan's accent, especially in "Rough Sex", is far more ridiculous than the guy from AoL.

"I've played a double play"*

Pragha Khan was fantastic, no question. However, sweetcheeks out of AoL still wins hands down, if only for his unholy skill of controlling his eyebrows in that special way. Plus, his chest hair could insulate an igloo.

*I know, you thought I was an idiot, but I'm actually quite the linguist.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 07, 2007, 05:04:08 PM
I can't believe it. An entire post by Rafe and not one use of the word "cunt". My world has turned upside down!

Quote from: "Rafe"
Quote from: "foolsgold"
Quote from: "Rafe"
Ive played a double jeux


I still want to know what the good gracious that means.

Between the two, Army of Lovers and Lords of Acid, I think that Pragha Khan's accent, especially in "Rough Sex", is far more ridiculous than the guy from AoL.

"I've played a double play"*

Pragha Khan was fantastic, no question. However, sweetcheeks out of AoL still wins hands down, if only for his unholy skill of controlling his eyebrows in that special way. Plus, his chest hair could insulate an igloo.

*I know, you thought I was an idiot, but I'm actually quite the cunting linguist.


There, I feel much better.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on January 08, 2007, 02:30:22 PM
Quote from: "Rafe"

*I know, you thought I was an idiot, but I'm actually quite the linguist.



How cunning of you!  :-

That does it.  We are dressing up as AoL for Halloween next year.

Already making Wa2c practice his eyebrows....he refuses to learn that 'bathtub dance,' however.. :-k
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on January 08, 2007, 03:21:06 PM
Quote from: "Bride of Watusi"
That does it.  We are dressing up as AoL for Halloween next year.

Already making Wa2c practice his eyebrows....he refuses to learn that 'bathtub dance,' however.. :-k

I'm already halfway there with the eyebrows. Tell the Wat that he needs to shudder and pout slightly at the same time as wiggling his brow, and the "sultry shimmer" can be achieved. I have the body hair but not the legs for the bathtub boogie. I'd consider dressing up as the blonde guy with the miniature piano, though.
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Post by: watusi on January 08, 2007, 03:25:07 PM
it wasn't so much that i can't do it, it's just the way she described how to do it:
"just imagine you're in a bathtub full of pudding and your stirring it with the handle of a large spoon up your a**"

 8-[
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Post by: rva on January 08, 2007, 04:13:01 PM
The messenger bag... it's just not that manly.  

I mean, come on-- it's a messenger bag.  A messenger is a cross between a secretary and personal attendant.  Not cool.   Isn't it much better to be the guy who like, sends or receives the messages instead of the lowly peon who brings them?  

What I want to know is after the guy receives his message, where does he put it?   Because if he puts it in a bag, THAT'S the bag I want.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on January 08, 2007, 04:41:41 PM
Quote from: "watusi"
it wasn't so much that i can't do it, it's just the way she described how to do it:
"just imagine you're in a bathtub full of pudding and your stirring it with the handle of a large spoon up your a**"

 8-[

Jesus christ. You might want to explore other themes for halloween in that case, mate.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on January 08, 2007, 04:46:51 PM
That thought had occured to me...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on January 08, 2007, 04:54:15 PM
Hey, I said "imagine," not "take this giant spatula..."

Great.  Now you scared Rafe off.  And we needed a "Blonde Maniac w/ Piano."
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on January 08, 2007, 04:59:39 PM
Quote from: "Bride of Watusi"
Hey, I said "imagine," not "take this giant spatula..."

Great.  Now you scared Rafe off.  And we needed a "Blonde Maniac w/ Piano."



I scared him off ?!?!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: redbobsled on January 08, 2007, 05:03:38 PM
Sometimes common sense sucks.  Like when it stops you from purchasing the Chloe bag you have been wanting for 6 months right as you are about to walk it up to the sales counter.....
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on January 08, 2007, 05:09:36 PM
Quote from: "Bride of Watusi"
Hey, I said "imagine," not "take this giant spatula..."

Great.  Now you scared Rafe off.  And we needed a "Blonde Maniac w/ Piano."

I can play the blonde guy, I was just concerned for the welfare of watusi's arse around spoons. If you can guarantee his posterial* safety, then i'm game.

* I'm not sure if that word exists.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on January 08, 2007, 05:38:30 PM
Quote from: "Rafe"
If you can guarantee his posterial* safety, then i'm game.


OMG!  

Okay, look, there is no arse/spoon paradox.  

The truth is he can't do the shimmy.  That was about the 10th way I came up with to explain it to him.

On second thought, this might be a good way to blackmail you into coming back to the states in October.....muh huh huh ...Be the piano maniac or else!   :twisted:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on January 08, 2007, 07:07:05 PM
Your avatar is quite possibly the best of all time. Nice job!

I'm glad i helped saved the Wat from an appointment with a ladle - if we come back around october time, I will be more than happy to dress up as the blonde one, that's a promise. However, i really wanted to dress up as Kid Creole if I'm being honest. I guess I'll have to wait until another time fo that.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on January 08, 2007, 07:09:39 PM
Edit: I double posted. apologies, but my internet has been fucked for weeks now. The line is dirty, and my service provider is a little shoddy at sorting it out.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 08, 2007, 08:18:25 PM
Quote from: "Rafe"
However, i really wanted to dress up as Kid Creole if I'm being honest. I guess I'll have to wait until another visit to "The House of Adam" fo that.


Fix'd
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 08, 2007, 10:36:18 PM
The greatest gentlemen's clothing store in the world, bar none.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on January 09, 2007, 06:43:09 AM
Carnation Instant Breakfast is much better than Slimfast.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on January 09, 2007, 08:45:55 AM
On a stage I rage and I'm rollin'...rollin'.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on January 09, 2007, 10:50:39 AM
From ESPN.com:

Quote
Odds on which cap Fred McGriff would wear on his plaque if he ever got elected [to the Hall of Fame]:
60 to 1 Dodgers
50 to 1 Cubs
40 to 1 Padres
30 to 1 Blue Jays
25 to 1 Braves
10 to 1 Devil Rays
3 to 1 The one from the Tom Emansky video



HAH!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 09, 2007, 12:25:12 PM
That's why it has my full endorsement.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on January 10, 2007, 12:54:21 AM
Okay, I'm not even going into the details of exactly how this came to pass but suffice it to say, I'm watching this "amateur" porno clip.

And there's this song going on in the background while certain things are transpiring and I'm like "What IS that song?  I swear know it."  And then I figure out it was The Connells.  

That is really weird.  

But is it more weird that it was The Connells or that I recognize The Connells in the face of distracting events?  Or is it weird I feel the need to post about it?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: redbobsled on January 10, 2007, 01:02:19 AM
But which Connells' song was it?  Was it the melancholy of '74-'75 or the poppiness of "slackjawed"?  Because I think each would lend a very DIFFERENT mood to the porn experience.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 10, 2007, 02:42:10 AM
This is true. Which song was it? I believe that has a tremendous bearing on fully understanding the event in question.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on January 10, 2007, 11:03:19 AM
working in manufacturing sometimes makes my head wanna explode. :crazyeyes:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on January 10, 2007, 11:09:22 AM
It was '74-'75.  Personally, I would have gone with "Stone Cold Yesterday."
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 10, 2007, 11:37:41 AM
"'74-'75" as the soundtrack to a porn scene is a bold choice. Had it been "Stone Cold Yesterday," I probably would have focused on the song and not payed attention to the action on the screen. So you're not alone on this one.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on January 10, 2007, 11:46:32 AM
Don't it make you wonder, man?  I was standing slack-jawed.

Also, I just want to point out The Connells are from Raleigh.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on January 10, 2007, 11:57:46 AM
I never realized it until RVA's post, but I love hearing people describing pornos in general and/or non-offensive terms.  Sure, anyone could just say, "and then the pizza boy stuck two fingers up the heiress's vajayjay while she deep throated the gardener."  It takes a real finesse and skill to be able to capture the essence of a particular scene and present it in a simple and family friendly manner.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on January 10, 2007, 12:10:08 PM
Personally,I was hoping to hear details about the money shot.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on January 10, 2007, 12:27:21 PM
Quote from: "watusi"
Personally,I was hoping to hear details about the money shot.


I'm guessing it was melodic, with jangly poppy overtones while maintaining a certain melancholy.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on January 10, 2007, 05:34:59 PM
Today, I found out that George Armstrong Custer and Dean Martin both originally hailed from Ohio. Fascinating.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 10, 2007, 05:42:38 PM
Yep. You would think that southeast Ohio would produce someone as cool as Dean Martin, but there you go.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on January 10, 2007, 08:21:56 PM
Look, don't make me size it up.  Let's just say he took more than half of her hole and kept it for himself awhile.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 10, 2007, 11:08:36 PM
That's so dirty, I feel like I need a shower after reading it.

Okay, not really, but you could have said "hoo-hoo" or "cha-cha" instead of "hole". Crass.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on January 11, 2007, 09:16:30 AM
i personally can't stand terms like "hoo-hoo" or "cha-cha."  just call it her monster.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 11, 2007, 09:42:21 AM
Is that why gay men "come out of the closet".... because there's a monster in there?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 11, 2007, 10:23:06 AM
(http://www.deezteez.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/f45b544b56bc6f423a33231791002991.gif)

From DeezTeez (http://www.deezteez.com/)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 11, 2007, 10:28:23 AM
If/when I even have kids, well, I'm just going to have to buy one of those t-shirts for the little tyke.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on January 11, 2007, 11:08:00 AM
Quote from: "vizzah"
i personally can't stand terms like "hoo-hoo" or "cha-cha."  just call it her monster.


I prefer "sausage wallet."
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on January 11, 2007, 11:14:01 AM
Quote from: "Rafe"
Today, I found out that George Armstrong Custer and Dean Martin both originally hailed from Ohio.


And Mr. Paul Newman (from Shaker Heights). *sigh*

(http://www.leofuchs.com/images/thepictures/Paul%20Newman/paul_newman_barechested_leo_fuchs_0201.jpg)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on January 11, 2007, 11:16:37 AM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"

I prefer "sausage wallet."



thats just wrong. hilarious, but wrong.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on January 11, 2007, 12:16:10 PM
Quote from: "watusi"
Quote from: "whigsgeek"

I prefer "sausage wallet."



thats just wrong. hilarious, but wrong.


how does "ham cave" suit ya?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on January 11, 2007, 12:19:55 PM
Quote from: "vizzah"
Quote from: "watusi"
Quote from: "whigsgeek"

I prefer "sausage wallet."



thats just wrong. hilarious, but wrong.


how does "ham cave" suit ya?


My ham cave brings all the boys to the yard ...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on January 11, 2007, 12:30:19 PM
i'll stick with "sausage wallet"
it just sort of rolls off the tongue, so to speak.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 11, 2007, 12:37:51 PM
Yep.

"sausage wallet" >>>>>>> "ham cave"
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on January 11, 2007, 01:01:35 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"

My ham cave brings all the boys to the yard ...



 :geek:  too funny!

We now have......wait for it....

CABLE INTERNET!!!!

I can't believe it.  No more dialup.  We made it to this century!  \:D/
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 11, 2007, 01:35:11 PM
And within, say, three days, you'll wonder why in the world it took you this long to switch. Even if it was for financial reasons, you'll wonder why you didn't try to make the numbers work sooner.

Enjoy.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on January 11, 2007, 01:49:48 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
And within, say, three days, you'll wonder why in the world it took you this long to switch. Even if it was for financial reasons, you'll wonder why you didn't try to make the numbers work sooner.

Enjoy.


the thing is, getting cable tv, cable internet and new phone service is cheaper than we were paying for phone alone.

woot!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on January 11, 2007, 02:23:22 PM
Those Time Warner salesmen are making the rounds.

My own thought:

Due to my impending procedure, I now get to unilaterally impose that we're using half of our tax refund to go to Disney World rather than doing something responsible with it, like paying boring old bills.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on January 11, 2007, 02:44:07 PM
Today, after a particularly nauseating session with the consultants, I commented to several of my co-workers that I thought they were "fucking overpaid douchebags who were raping the university."  It was a moment of primal hatred that caused me to forget that one of my co-workers is a 76 year old Jesuit priest.

Thankfully, he put his hand on my shoulder and said, "You said it, we're thinking it."

I love it when clergy members aren't too far up their own ass.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 11, 2007, 03:13:29 PM
That's one cool priest.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on January 11, 2007, 03:20:56 PM
Well he is a Jesuit.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on January 11, 2007, 05:16:37 PM
I've got $15.  Should I buy the new Of Montreal or The Shins, or maybe just pay someone to slice open my bozack and then go to Disney World?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on January 11, 2007, 06:31:46 PM
Shins!  SHINS!!!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on January 11, 2007, 08:23:36 PM
Next new year's eve, I think I'm going dressed as Nathan Wind's more famous screen alias, "Cochese". Although a highly unoriginal choice for fancy dress, I still love the hell out of this video, and I reckon the moustache and sideburns will be no problem. Ok, so I'll look like an 80 year old version of him, but nevermind that. I love the fact that this video was inspired by the tv show "Police Squad!".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzTxuDUfzzM&mode=related&search=
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 11, 2007, 09:41:36 PM
I say we all go to Disney World the same time the butterseseseses are there, and when we bump into them start singing "It's a Small, small world"

..... or "Snip-a-dee-doo-dah"
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 11, 2007, 09:43:37 PM
Quote from: "Rafe"
Next new year's eve, I think I'm going dressed as Nathan Wind's more famous screen alias, "Cochese". Although a highly unoriginal choice for fancy dress, I still love the hell out of this video, and I reckon the moustache and sideburns will be no problem. Ok, so I'll look like an 80 year old version of him, but nevermind that. I love the fact that this video was inspired by the tv show "Police Squad!".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzTxuDUfzzM&mode=related&search=


My favorite music video of all time.

However, due to your follicle resemblance to Alasondro Alegré, perhaps going as "The Chief" is more in order? Or with the English accent and light hair, I imagine you could pull off a reasonable Sir Stewart Wallace (as himself).

One thing's for sure, however...you shouldn't go as Bunny. You look nothing like Fred Kelly.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on January 11, 2007, 10:03:49 PM
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
I say we all go to Disney World the same time the butterseseseses are there, and when we bump into them start singing "It's a Small, small world"

..... or "Snip-a-dee-doo-dah"


Or we could recreate what my workmates did to me when I returned to work the next week following the procedure.
When I walked into the shop I was met with a chorus of "Yesterday":

"Suddenly, I'm not half the man I used to be..."




fuckers.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on January 12, 2007, 07:54:23 AM
Quote from: "rva"
I've got $15.  Should I buy the new Of Montreal or The Shins, or maybe just pay someone to slice open my bozack and then go to Disney World?


Ah, The Shins album is a bit disappointing.  Best to go with the ol' vasectomy.  It'll make you the hit at parties.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on January 12, 2007, 09:21:21 AM
There is no way golden raisins are better than the black raisins.  I found that the debate between the two is analogous to the acting skills of Tom Wilkinson (who I do like) and Ben Kingsley.  Both actors are fine at their craft, but Wilkinson is a bit one dimensional.  He is great playing the sort of well intentioned, but utterly clueless and ultimately hurtful older man, but outside of that role, he is not particularly memorable.  Ben Kingsley, however, can easily and convincingly play both the driven, but peaceful Ganhdi, while also playing the "what is the next step beyond psychotic" Don Logan in Sexy Beast.  

In other words, golden raisins are flashy, taste good, but are, ultimately, one dimensional.  Perhaps it is their sweetness which overpowers the earthy and smoky flavors of it's darker cousin.  The golden raisin will taste the same whether it is in an oatmeal cookie, curry, rice pudding or, even, plain.  Eat a black raisin plain, then add them to the other dishes and tell me that it maintains the same flavor.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on January 12, 2007, 09:24:34 AM
raisins are not a fruit, they are an abomination.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on January 12, 2007, 09:51:57 AM
I've decided that I'm saving up for a holiday back to Australia the second and third weeks of March, 2008. I figure it'll take two weeks of vacation time and about $3k per person.

Anyone reading this is welcome to join me. :)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on January 12, 2007, 10:23:32 AM
\:D/  \:D/ I rock, I ROCK, I got the speakers to work, whoop!  \:D/  \:D/
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 12, 2007, 11:15:24 AM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
There is no way golden raisins are better than the black raisins.  I found that the debate between the two is analogous to the acting skills of Tom Wilkinson (who I do like) and Ben Kingsley.  Both actors are fine at their craft, but Wilkinson is a bit one dimensional.  He is great playing the sort of well intentioned, but utterly clueless and ultimately hurtful older man, but outside of that role, he is not particularly memorable.  Ben Kingsley, however, can easily and convincingly play both the driven, but peaceful Ganhdi, while also playing the "what is the next step beyond psychotic" Don Logan in Sexy Beast.  

In other words, golden raisins are flashy, taste good, but are, ultimately, one dimensional.  Perhaps it is their sweetness which overpowers the earthy and smoky flavors of it's darker cousin.  The golden raisin will taste the same whether it is in an oatmeal cookie, curry, rice pudding or, even, plain.  Eat a black raisin plain, then add them to the other dishes and tell me that it maintains the same flavor.


Golden raisins. Feh. What crap they are.

They don't even look right. They look like large clumps of wax. I'll leave it to you to decide what type of wax.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on January 12, 2007, 11:43:04 AM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
There is no way golden raisins are better than the black raisins.  I found that the debate between the two is analogous to the acting skills of Tom Wilkinson (who I do like) and Ben Kingsley.  Both actors are fine at their craft, but Wilkinson is a bit one dimensional.  He is great playing the sort of well intentioned, but utterly clueless and ultimately hurtful older man, but outside of that role, he is not particularly memorable.  Ben Kingsley, however, can easily and convincingly play both the driven, but peaceful Ganhdi, while also playing the "what is the next step beyond psychotic" Don Logan in Sexy Beast.  

In other words, golden raisins are flashy, taste good, but are, ultimately, one dimensional.  Perhaps it is their sweetness which overpowers the earthy and smoky flavors of it's darker cousin.  The golden raisin will taste the same whether it is in an oatmeal cookie, curry, rice pudding or, even, plain.  Eat a black raisin plain, then add them to the other dishes and tell me that it maintains the same flavor.


It's wrong to put raisins in ANYTHING.  Especially food!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on January 12, 2007, 01:37:50 PM
Sometimes I think I might have ADD. I get bored really easily.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on January 12, 2007, 02:54:40 PM
Quote from: "rva"
It was '74-'75.  


This is being played, much to my amusement, on WOXY.

I can only hope that Shiv announces this as a request from Richmond.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on January 12, 2007, 05:57:20 PM
Oh, you will love this.

Hitler & Jesus together at last! (http://www.broadcaster.com/video/player.php?clip=6679)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on January 14, 2007, 11:19:37 AM
That was pretty amusing. I saw a brilliant thing on YouTube the other day  - another brokeback mountain spoof, this time involving Chewbacca and Han Solo.

I'm just waiting for some nerd to edit a version featuring Dom DeLuise and The Reynolds, titled "Brokeback Blimp".
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 14, 2007, 04:18:41 PM
Quote from: "Rafe"
I'm just waiting for some nerd to edit a version featuring Dom DeLuise and The Reynolds, titled "Brokeback Blimp".

Brings new meaning to "he'll blow your goddamn doors off!"
Title: Random Musings
Post by: eyeball on January 15, 2007, 04:47:08 AM
I realize now that Jordan was the easy kid.  Kaida is the devil.

its 4:46 am.  I'm tired.  I did NOT store up enough sleep for this kid.  *sigh*  anyone want a 1 month old.  she doesn't take up much room.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on January 15, 2007, 04:07:57 PM
We took the christmas decorations down on the 6th, but I've yet to get a chance to put them back up in the loft. Last night, we found one of our cats Bella curled up asleep on a pile of red and green tinsel garland. In fact, she has been using it as a bed for the whole of this evening. She loves it! Is that normal?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on January 15, 2007, 04:19:52 PM
I had a cat that would eat tinsel, then have a string of it hanging out of her after using the litter box.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on January 15, 2007, 05:57:50 PM
That's bloody hilarious. I mean, poor cat.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on January 15, 2007, 09:12:59 PM
hahahahaha!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 16, 2007, 07:48:40 AM
(http://pics.livejournal.com/cockneyrebel/pic/0000fy01.jpg)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 16, 2007, 09:33:21 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
I had a cat that would eat tinsel, then have a string of it hanging out of her after using the litter box.

I had the same thing happen with a dog and dental floss.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on January 16, 2007, 10:15:57 AM
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
(http://pics.livejournal.com/cockneyrebel/pic/0000fy01.jpg)


I think you should watch 9021-Ho 4!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on January 16, 2007, 10:42:10 AM
Naw.  That series jumped the shark after 9021-ho 2:  Donna Does Dylan.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 16, 2007, 10:49:36 AM
So it looks like I'll be going to Vegas twice in two weeks. The happiest place on Earth!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: kcneon on January 17, 2007, 11:00:31 AM
Just got a spam email from a sender called 'bacon' - has Vizzah gotten into sending mass spams now?   ;)

hmmmm.....
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 17, 2007, 12:58:12 PM
She's remaining strangely silent on the issue. Perhaps so...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on January 17, 2007, 02:45:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=wyatt7777&page=1
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on January 17, 2007, 05:16:15 PM
mmmmmmm...bacon...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: trixi on January 17, 2007, 07:14:14 PM
Always something I enjoy hearing on the traffic reports...."there are cows on the road and both directions are at a standstill"   :lol
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on January 17, 2007, 07:48:09 PM
Quote from: "kcneon"
Just got a spam email from a sender called 'bacon' - has Vizzah gotten into sending mass spams now?   ;)

hmmmm.....


of course not.  you think i'd want anyone else to be part of my bacon empire?  NO!

ok, except c-lando. she's crescent fresh!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on January 18, 2007, 09:51:03 AM
Quote from: "trixi"
Always something I enjoy hearing on the traffic reports...."there are cows on the road and both directions are at a standstill"   :lol


Did the report say whether or not they were used cows?  ;)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 18, 2007, 10:33:09 AM
A light dusting of snow and school has been cancelled here.

Am I surprised? No.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on January 18, 2007, 01:03:58 PM
Does it make me an ultra hipster if I really like the Peter Bjorn and John track "Young Folk?"
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 18, 2007, 03:19:27 PM
Never heard of it. So yes.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on January 18, 2007, 05:10:09 PM
Well that outfit has sold out a couple of fairly decent sized hipster-ish venues in NYC this month. So I figured they must be the next next big thing.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 18, 2007, 08:08:06 PM
Fuckin' hipsters.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 18, 2007, 11:22:32 PM
From this week's EW's Sound Bites:

"Yeah, if you're going to a Wham! concert with Molly Ringwald."
-Charlie (Charlie Sheen), after Alan (Jon Cryer) asks if his new pierced ear is cool on Two and a Half Men


I don't watch the show, but this line just cracked me up. Poor Duckie! :lol
Title: Random Musings
Post by: kcneon on January 19, 2007, 10:51:11 AM
Recently I heard mention that this year will mark the 20th anniversary for the release of Appetite for Destruction.  I haven't been able to get this out of my head all week - it depresses the heck out of me.  

TWENTY YEARS?  sheeesh.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on January 19, 2007, 09:59:12 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
Does it make me an ultra hipster if I really like the Peter Bjorn and John track "Young Folk?"


What??? No.  You have to do more than that.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on January 19, 2007, 10:00:31 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Never heard of it. So yes.


Never heard of it?  Where have you been?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 19, 2007, 10:31:51 PM
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Never heard of it. So yes.


Never heard of it?  Where have you been?

Not listening to Peter Bjorn and John, that's for sure.

What are they, Swedish?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on January 22, 2007, 08:49:55 PM
my signature has a link in it now.  look at it.  do it.  do it.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 22, 2007, 10:01:19 PM
"Showdown at the UpYours Corral" - Nice.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on January 24, 2007, 09:25:21 AM
Trampolines... children's play toy?  Or UNBELIEVABLY vicious backyard killer?  You decide.  Here's Melissa Tompkin.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 24, 2007, 09:52:30 AM
UNBELIEVABLY vicious backyard killer. Without a doubt.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on January 24, 2007, 12:51:00 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
Trampolines... children's play toy?  Or UNBELIEVABLY vicious backyard killer?  You decide.  Here's Melissa Tompkin.


i love it when local news teases stories like that, mostly because our producer @ the buzz used to threaten to shank us if we ever did it.  

"something your children use all the time, maybe even right now, could be killing them.  we'll tell you what that is @ 11."
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 24, 2007, 01:19:43 PM
Oooh! I know! Is it Silly Putty?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 24, 2007, 02:19:13 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
UNBELIEVABLY vicious backyard killer?


This from the hobo hater
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on January 24, 2007, 02:20:47 PM
Quote from: "vizzah"


"something your children use all the time, maybe even right now, could be killing them.  we'll tell you what that is @ 11."


That is just so perfect.

"A simple household item most of us have in our homes can offer us immortality! Stay tuned...just a little longer...."
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Doug on January 24, 2007, 02:31:17 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
From this week's EW's Sound Bites:

"Yeah, if you're going to a Wham! concert with Molly Ringwald."
-Charlie (Charlie Sheen), after Alan (Jon Cryer) asks if his new pierced ear is cool on Two and a Half Men


I don't watch the show, but this line just cracked me up. Poor Duckie! :lol

What do you mean, poor duckie?  He gets the hot chick at the end.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on January 24, 2007, 03:05:53 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
Trampolines... children's play toy?  Or UNBELIEVABLY vicious backyard killer?  You decide.  Here's Melissa Tompkin.


http://snltranscripts.jt.org/00/00adateline.phtml
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 25, 2007, 10:53:47 AM
Behold the Museum of Communism in Prague....

Read the final sentence to witness irony personified (http://www.muzeumkomunismu.cz/eng_find_us.html)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 25, 2007, 11:02:28 AM
Beautiful. I enjoy that very much.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 25, 2007, 12:00:24 PM
After watching the replay of the "Tony Romo fumbled snap," I am convinced that had Cowboys kicker (and noted wuss) Martin Gramatica done anything more than execute a particularly awful swipe on Jordan Babineaux that would have even been out of place at a two-handed touch football game, then Romo would not have been tackled (or at the very least been able to get to the first-down line), as Babineaux was the person who tackled Romo.

The lesson here, as always: Martin Gramatica is a pansy.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: MissKitty on January 25, 2007, 12:16:23 PM
It's too cold outside!!!!!!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on January 25, 2007, 02:52:35 PM
I know, MK. Not sure about out there, but here tonight it's supposed to be 9 degrees with wind gusts of 40 mph.  :2gunfire:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on January 25, 2007, 03:10:13 PM
My aunt is doing the family genealogy and discovered that my great uncle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Gillespie) was a baseball player, played in the World Series and was the only major leaguer who hit a home run in both his first and last plate appearance.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 25, 2007, 04:10:02 PM
Looks like that Cubs fans could blame him for the curse, judging by his World Series performance. ;)

Still, your uncle has six more World Series at-bats than I do, so I'm impressed.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: redbobsled on January 25, 2007, 11:17:20 PM
Hmmm.  all genealogy research ever turned up for me was that my ancestors owned slaves on a Kentucky plantation and then got thrown in jail for burning down a series of churches.

That was my dad's side.... on my mom's side I think we're just related to Herman Goering, Nazi war criminal.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: MissKitty on January 26, 2007, 09:10:45 AM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
My aunt is doing the family genealogy and discovered that my great uncle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Gillespie) was a baseball player, played in the World Series and was the only major leaguer who hit a home run in both his first and last plate appearance.


Very cool!

I love genealogy.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 26, 2007, 11:09:42 AM
Anyone know someone in Upstate NY who is in the market for a kitty? My aunt has been informed by the hospice team she's working with that she must get rid of her three cats. It's going to break her heart to do, she loves them to death and they are her only company after the visitors leave. But, knowing they'd go to a good home would give her some comfort.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on January 26, 2007, 03:07:32 PM
I learned something kind of dorky-cool and that is that the face cards in a standard deck of cards have names.

Jacks[/u]
Hearts: La Hire (one eye jack)
Diamonds: Hector
Clubs: Lancelot
Spades: Ogier (one eye jack)

Queens[/u]
Hearts: Judith
Diamonds: Rachel
Clubs: Argine
Spades: Palas


Kings[/u]
Hearts: Charlemagne (suicide king)
Diamonds: Caesar
Clubs: Alexander
Spades: David
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 26, 2007, 05:50:08 PM
That is interesting. How did you come across that little nugget of information?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on January 28, 2007, 11:38:26 AM
Quote from: "Bride of Watusi"
That does it.  We are dressing up as AoL for Halloween next year.

Already making Wa2c practice his eyebrows....he refuses to learn that 'bathtub dance,' however.. :-k

Update: I think I've got the camp piano-tinkling bit in the video down to a tee. Next up, the flag-bearing move. It looks like I really have to learn how to mince around properly before I master that.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on January 28, 2007, 11:42:07 AM
BoW just received the DVD of all of their videos last week. It doesn't work in the PC but luckily it does work in one of the DVD players. We were laughing our asses off watching it! great stuff...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on January 28, 2007, 12:11:40 PM
Quote from: "Rafe"

Update: I think I've got the camp piano-tinkling bit in the video down to a tee. Next up, the flag-bearing move. It looks like I really have to learn how to mince around properly before I master that.


I'm going to have a little help for you soon...just let me get thru this stinkin' algebra exam tomorrow  :silly:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on January 29, 2007, 01:58:14 PM
In a tree, just outside of my office window, there are close to two dozen robins flying around, chirping and, generally, being robins.  Normally, this sort of thing would make for a pleasant afternoon distraction, but this has been going on for a week and a half or so.  The noise isn't bothering me having once endured a dating relationship with an Ornette Coleman fan, but the part of me that still gets freaked out by the movie "The Birds" is a bit concerned.  Even more so, given the fact that there isn't a single phone booth between the library and where I park my car.

At any rate, I guess I was just curious about this.  I've never seen robins congregate like this before.  I'm sure it is completely normal, but wanted to check with someone who might know before I start moaning about the end and it's relative closeness with being nigh.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 29, 2007, 02:48:41 PM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
At any rate, I guess I was just curious about this.  I've never seen robins congregate like this before.  I'm sure it is completely normal, but wanted to check with someone who might know before I start moaning about being high.


Fix'd
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on January 29, 2007, 04:24:36 PM
a quite fascinating musical sumthin' or other. (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ce060f1712)


you need speakers.


edit: i don't care if it is computer animation. i like it.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: c-lando on January 30, 2007, 08:37:34 AM
Isn't EVERY gesture "sexual" when you're naked?

Greased, Naked Student Disrupts Lunch
WESTERVILLE, Ohio — A high school lunch period was disrupted Monday by a greased, naked student who ran around screaming and flailing his arms until police twice used a stun gun on him, authorities said.

Taylor Killian, 18, had rubbed his body with grapeseed oil to keep from being caught, and got up after the first time he was shocked to continue running toward a group of frightened students huddled in a corner at Westerville North High School, Lt. Jeff Gaylor said.

"That prank went a little farther than he intended, I guess," Gaylor said.

Officer Doug Staysniak was monitoring the lunch period when Killian, with long hair and a full beard, ran in the room toward students, who screamed and ran away. The officer is normally assigned to a middle school and did not recognize Killian as a student, Gaylor said.

Police said that an administrator ordered Killian to stop, but that the student made a sexual gesture and kept running.

Killian is in jail and charged with inducing panic, public indecency, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. A message seeking comment was left at Killian's home.

School officials reported that Killian was a good student, Gaylor said. There was no indication of substance abuse or a medical problem.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on January 30, 2007, 02:01:00 PM
At my work, we keep a blog of reference questions and their answers.  One of the students who is transcribing the old paper reference log found this one, dating from 1994:

Does cocaine need to be stored in an airtight container so it won't lose its potency?

No answer was given.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 30, 2007, 02:36:47 PM
Crews cleaning up riverfront near middletown discover frozen snake. (http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070130/NEWS01/301300012)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: on January 30, 2007, 02:52:27 PM
That's the snake got kicked out of my house last night.  Serves her right.

Sorry.  Lame attempt at trying to be funny while extrememly depressed.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on January 30, 2007, 03:12:57 PM
Quote from: "Heartbroken"
That's the snake got kicked out of my house last night.  Serves her right.

Sorry.  Lame attempt at trying to be funny while extrememly depressed.


Atta boy, HB.  =D>  I know it doesn't feel like it right now -- and I know it's awfully easy for me to say -- but it's going to be okay. You're going to be okay and your kids are going to be okay. Not today, not tomorrow, and not next week ... but with time comes healing. Just take good care of yourself until you get there.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on January 30, 2007, 03:39:46 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
Quote from: "Heartbroken"
That's the snake got kicked out of my house last night.  Serves her right.

Sorry.  Lame attempt at trying to be funny while extrememly depressed.


Atta boy, HB.  =D>  I know it doesn't feel like it right now -- and I know it's awfully easy for me to say -- but it's going to be okay. You're going to be okay and your kids are going to be okay. Not today, not tomorrow, and not next week ... but with time comes healing. Just take good care of yourself until you get there.


take it from one who's been there...wise words,indeed.

hang tough,man.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on January 30, 2007, 06:49:44 PM
Quote from: "cuddlyevil"
Crews cleaning up riverfront near middletown discover frozen snake. (http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070130/NEWS01/301300012)


[rant] I absolutely f'ing hate irresponsible pet owners.  
It wasn't "cool" anymore, or it got too big, or ...whatever...
so lets dump it by the river.  A cold-blooded animal in the middle of winter.   Stupid asshats. [/rant]
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on January 30, 2007, 06:52:54 PM
Quote from: "Heartbroken"
That's the snake got kicked out of my house last night.  Serves her right.

Sorry.  Lame attempt at trying to be funny while extrememly depressed.


Sorry HB - didn't mean to take anything away from your remarks.  *hugs*
Title: Random Musings
Post by: on January 30, 2007, 11:36:56 PM
Ah thanks. Don't worry about it, though.  Seriously.  I wasn't really loking for a response, I was just trying to amuse myself for a bit.  I haven't so much as smiled, outside of those moments when my kids are around and I put on the happy face, part out of necessity, but mostly out of the joy of eeing them.  For the last week I have been out of my head.  "Gobsmacked" would probably be a good word for it.  I think I am starting to come to a lot of...realizations, although it still doesn't feel like reality.  I am going to continue this over at the Good Vibes thread...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: redbobsled on January 31, 2007, 02:48:58 AM
So, if you were taking a web design course in graduate school, and the software/OS requirements for Macs were listed as:

Mac OS 10 and Safari


Would you assume that meant Mac 10.4 and above and Safari 2.0 and above?  

No.  Of course not.  So, now, less than 2 days before our first assignment is due, I get an email from my prof saying, "you need to upgrade to Safari 2.0."  i fired back an email saying, "I can't do that.  I am not running Tiger.  If you're saying I have to upgrade my OS, then you need to give me a few extra days."  

She has already told us up front that her support for Mac users is minimal.  I'm thinking maybe I need to cut my losses and drop the course and take it next semester with someone who isn't so hostile towards Mac users.

What's worse?  She's the department head.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on January 31, 2007, 03:41:06 AM
There's a somewhat valid reason for requiring Safari 2.0.  It's because Safari 2.0 is compliant with WC3 web standards and it passes the Acid2 test, whereas older versions did not.  And there's really valid reason that the above is a really stupid reason.  Mostly that neither IE7 or Firefox are WC3 compliant and both fail Acid2.

Still, I can kinda understand her point.  If you are coding some html and you are checking it by looking at it in Safari, it may look perfectly fine to you.  Then when someone else looks at it in IE it will look terrible.  This happens all the time.  And then, when she goes to see what you did wrong she won't know if you made a mistake or if that bit of code isn't quirky on purpose because of how Safari renders a box, or handles Flash, or whatever.  If it's Safari 2.0, at least she knows that it's WC3 compliant.  

I'm in the same way.  I know the WC3 specs.  I generally know (or can look up) the ways in which you have to deviate to get things to run in Firefox or IE7.0.  I have no idea what to do for Safari 1.0 which is now outdated anyway, so I don't even bother to try and code for it.

If you just think she's bitchy, then drop the class.  But I wouldn't drop it just for lack of Safari 2.0.  You can get it shipped next day for probably only an extra $10-$15.  And in the meantime, it's not like you can't get started on your work.   I mean, it's not like you write webpages on your browser anyway.  If you hand in your assignment and it looks good to her on IE7 how is she going to know what OS or browser you use?

Or ask her if you can use Firefox-- which any sane webdesigner nowadays has to code for anyway-- or Opera for Mac which is also WC3 compliant (and free).  If she says "No" then I might drop the class for the simple reason that the instructor is incompetent and stupidly cuntish.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Marlowe on January 31, 2007, 05:05:02 AM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
Does cocaine need to be stored in an airtight container so it won't lose its potency?

answer: why would you want to store your cocaine? don't be such a pussy -- have at it!!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on January 31, 2007, 08:16:28 AM
Quote from: "redbobsled"
She has already told us up front that her support for Mac users is minimal.  I'm thinking maybe I need to cut my losses and drop the course and take it next semester with someone who isn't so hostile towards Mac users.

That's why I would drop it, right there. Try your luck with someone else next time. Maybe ask around and find out who the Mac-friendly professors are.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 31, 2007, 08:55:12 AM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
Does cocaine need to be stored in an airtight container so it won't lose its potency?


Isn't this just the modern day equivalent of "Does your chewing gum lose its flavour on the bedpost overnight?"
Title: Random Musings
Post by: redbobsled on January 31, 2007, 11:48:19 AM
I don't have a problem upgrading to Safari 2.0, if it's necessary.  my issue is more with the fact that she never said this up front.  She waited until the semester had already started to say anything specific.  The reason I need to do it before tomorrow is that part of our first assignment is to use this browser detect software so she can see the versions of EVERYTHING running on our computers.  I did it once with Firefox 2.0, which is another requirement, but when I did it with Safari, she emailed me back and said I need to upgrade to 2.0 and then redo the browser detect thing.  It's just a small piece of our homework, but I can't get full points without upgrading...by tomorrow at 4 PM.  Brian is taking a trip to our local apple store today to get Tiger and then upgrade.  

The Mac-friendly professor decided at the last minute NOT to teach this semester and gave no reason why.  Her classes had full enrollment when she bowed out.  If I have to drop this class, it will delay graduation by 7 months.  I don't want to do that, so I'll probably stick it out....  I figured out the "meat' of the first assignment already with her very minimal instructions, so I think I can get through.  I'm just irritated.  The PC users get 24-page hand-holding example handouts and elluminate lectures stepping them through everything, and mac users get "install fugu and read the documentation."
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on January 31, 2007, 02:54:22 PM
Quote from: "Rafe"
Quote from: "Bride of Watusi"
That does it.  We are dressing up as AoL for Halloween next year.

Already making Wa2c practice his eyebrows....he refuses to learn that 'bathtub dance,' however.. :-k

Update: I think I've got the camp piano-tinkling bit in the video down to a tee. Next up, the flag-bearing move. It looks like I really have to learn how to mince around properly before I master that.



Rafe practices his 'tinkling.'  ;)


(http://pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL536/2390051/5337409/227000904.jpg)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on January 31, 2007, 02:58:19 PM
THIS IS THE WORST THREAD IN THE HISTORY OF THREADS.  I CAN'T BELIEVE WE'VE DEVOLVED INTO PEOPLE POSTING STUPID CRAP WITH THEIR CAPS LOCK ON.  IF I DIDN'T KNOW ANY BETTER, I'D SAY SOMETHING RIDICULOUSLY STUPID, BUT I DO KNOW A CHICK NAMED AMY BETTMAN, SO THAT'S PRACTICALLY THE SAME THING.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on January 31, 2007, 03:00:05 PM
I know it isn't physically possible, but I totally want to kick "Good Morning Good Morning" by the Beatles in the teeth.

God, I hate that fucking song.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on January 31, 2007, 03:29:55 PM
Quote from: "Bride of Watusi"
Rafe practices his 'tinkling.'  ;)


(http://pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL536/2390051/5337409/227000904.jpg)

It looks like I need to work on the facial expression, though. I look like B.A. Baracus just at the moment that he warns Murdoch, "I ain't flyin' in no plane, Sucka!"

Good job, Bride of The Wat, that made me laugh like a frigging hyena.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on January 31, 2007, 05:22:12 PM
I jus came back fom da denist an I canb feel my moub.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on February 02, 2007, 05:02:57 PM
http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=12&langId=-1&catalogId=10101&productId=25905
Title: Random Musings
Post by: sg7 on February 03, 2007, 02:54:42 PM
if anyone figures out how to add maybe 5-6 extra hours onto the day while also still allowing for sleep, please let me know. 'cos i could really use some more damned time. maybe if i just start sleeping in the office on campus, that would cut down on commuting time. but how to shower?

see, i've gone mad. ;)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on February 05, 2007, 01:45:25 PM
WHAT exactly are these smilies doing?

 :3some:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on February 05, 2007, 01:57:52 PM
Quote from: "sg7"
if anyone figures out how to add maybe 5-6 extra hours onto the day while also still allowing for sleep, please let me know.


I have it figured out, but the public is not ready for my genius.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on February 05, 2007, 10:40:50 PM
A Random Tale

I go to my local Ritz Camera today.  I'm buying a Digital SLR, which means I'm dropping close to a thousand bucks just to get the entry-level after you add in a couple filters, lens cleaning kit, SD card, case and just basic essential shit.  Not high roller exactly, but not peanuts either.

So the guy that's helping me is maybe a little older than me-- say 40.  He's got like a black turtle neck (a little dingy), he's got his hair greased back (too heavily), not quite clean-shaven.  You know the deal-- basically it's not "professional" in the real world, but it's how artists dress when they're supposed to be "professional."  

So I'm guessing this guy is the photographer equivalent of musicians I know.  Like he's only been there a week so he doesn't know what's going on... but you kinda get the feeling if he worked a bit harder he would no more than he does.  

And he's not pretentious, but rather indifferent.  He's the kind of guy that you can imagine is working there because he won't "sell out."  Not because he's morally such an artiste or perfectionist, but because he thinks he doesn't have to.  He kinda thinks he the shit, and sooner or later the world will pay him a zillion dollars because he's that good.  Plus, selling out takes effort and it's not anyone's idea of fun.

So he's helping me or whatever, kind of half-assed.  Like he knows cameras, but he's not exactly up on all the models.  He's willing to look stuff up, probably because it's less boring than sitting there but he's not exactly "Yessir, I'm all over it."  And he's taking a reasonable effort to make sure they have my camera in stock and maybe a quick once over of the kit to see it's not opened and it looks okay.  But he's not exactly opening the box and double checking for all parts and making sure there's no scratches.

And I'm totally feeling his vibe, because I'm like just let me hold the camera and dork around with it and you can go jerk off in the corner or whatever.   You're an entry-level salesman at Ritz Camera and I doubt this is what you had in mind at 20 (or even now) for your career.  Bottom line... not exactly irresponsible, but you know-- this is like a JOB for him and is treated as such.

Contrast this with the person he's working with.  I'm guessing she's like 25.  Not a total looker but yeah, she's young, cute, perky.  Fun to talk to, maybe even a little flirty.  Partly because it's customer service, but mostly I think because she's never been any other way.  It's pretty hard not to be a male and not respond.  Probably female too, as she's very friendly and not all male ego-y.  And also, she's totally awesome at her job.  And most problematically, I think she might actually ENJOY it.

But like I don't think she cared much about photography one way or the other.  She just I think likes talking to people and helping them and going to bed each night with the happy knowledge that "Yeah, I gave it my all and then some!"

People are coming into the store and she's like "oh, hi Mr. X!  Just the one set for you today, right?"  whereas dude's like "uhhh, what was your name.... oh here it is."  And he's trying to ring me up, but apparently I'm his first big sale.  So she's showing him exactly what to do like "No, you gotta punch this into the register first, and don't forget to include the Ritz class coupons and I like to do it this way to make sure the customer gets an extra receipt."

Clearly then, she deserves to be manager or floor manager over him.  A model employee in every way.  The only way in which she was unprofessional was that she didn't know how to deal with slackers (either on the employee or customer side) which many would argue is actually not unprofessional at all.  I'm sure on his evaluation she'll write something semi-nice but honest like "Employee has good technical knowledge, but does not go the extra-mile."  

And the thing I realized is-- I hate people who go the extra mile.  It's a friggin' retail job.  There's something annoying and wrong about not really caring about cameras yourself but working in a camera store and doing an spectacularawesome job just because that's the kind of person you are and it's always worked for you.  Come talk to me in ten years after life has beat some of the perky out of you, and then we'll see if you're still going the extra mile.

The whole time she's there all I think is "Will you please shut your mouth and let the slacker fail to do his job?!?"   I mean, she's not being bossy and she's nice to the guy but she's unintentionally showing him up.  I'm just like "Look man.  This guy might screw up my shit, but if I come in and complain he doesn't care enough to fight me.  We'll just come to a mutual understanding where he throws me a perk and we are both happy at the expense of 'the man' who neither of us care about but will offend you and your sense of responsibility."  And probably he'll then go in the back and get stoned and I might even join him.  This guy doesn't need to be taking some orders from some perky chick who's got life by the tail.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on February 05, 2007, 10:41:44 PM
So this is my message-- nay, my manifesto-- to perky, hard-working, All-American chicks everywhere:

Look, I'm spending $1000 on a camera.  Either I've done the research myself and don't want chatty Cathy over here with your perky breasts and attitude or I haven't done the research and obviously don't care and you can soak me for my $1k and I totally understand it was my fault.  In this case, I did my research.  And you know where I did it?  At work, that's where.  See, people who "go the extra mile" don't have time to do the research at work.  Then they go to camera stores and expect helpful, knowledgeable sales clerks with perky attitudes and breasts to match to cover for the fact they don't know shit.

And it's amazing and all that you keep a hand-written journal of the LCD screen sizes of every single camera you sell so I can cut the LCD protectors to the exact right size, but you know what?  I went home and screwed it up anyway.  Because measuring takes work.  And I'm just careless and irresponsible that way, which is why your extended warranty protection makes your store so much money.  You know where I would have done a bang-up job?  That's right.  At work.  Because taking care of my camera is infinitely more pleasurable than the actual work I do.  Now you've ruined my little fun and I have no way to pass the time because I already google searched the lyrics to Little River Band's "Lady" today.  THAT'S the kind of inane shit I do at work, instead of actually working.

So let me explain to you about how the world works, young missy.  Now, had I been a real go-getter you know what I would have done at work today?  I would have done a little extra research into this ad hoc request I got just to be all proactive and crap and so I understand the any policy implications that could possibly arise from the data I just gave you.  Because that's important and it's SUPPOSED to be me job.  

And you know what would have happened?  Nothing.  Because no one ever asks me about policy implications.  What they DO do, is blindside me by asking me impromptu to make a short presentation in the middle of a conference thus making me look like a dork anyway.  And the only reason why I able to salvage something and not look like a COMPLETE dork was because I wasn't nervous.  I wasn't nervous because I don't care *that* much about my job.  And I know the people I was presenting to didn't care that much about the topic either, so polish didn't matter that much.

And you know why I didn't go and strangle my boss for doing that too me?  Because he didn't care that I wasn't fully prepared himself.  Especially as I specifically asked him if he needed me to present anything and he said "No."  And you know why he said that?  Because he wasn't paying enough attention because he was ebaying something at the time.  At work.  

Thus, relaxation and good times all around-- but the important bits were still properly conveyed and understood because those are the things that make our jobs easier.  And easier jobs means we can screw around instead of going "the extra mile" which could stress us out, and will not make a damn bit of difference in the end.

So instead of this whole "pay it forward" shit, how about we go one better and just not pay at all?  I mean, what's better than free?  I'm not saying to do nothing.  I'm saying do your job, and nothing more.  You will find that you can do everything that makes a difference in your job at about 75% effort.  So why do more?  

You know how me and hundred of thousands of other students survived the ridiculously high-pressure grind of law school?  Because after the 1st semester, we all learned-- if I study eight hours a day, that means you have to study eight to keep up and nine to get ahead if you go the "extra mile."  Assuming you're as smart as me that is.  Which is probably not the case because I'm crazy-wicked smart.  So really, like in the teens for the average person.  

And you know what?  I will let you get ahead of me because you want it more and I'm lazy.  But how about you go three hours and I go two, instead of you being insane.  Do your job.  Nothing more.  OR if you must, do just enough to beat me and get ahead.  Take your pick.  Just remember, if we're all lazy together, we're all better off and we all win as a team.  You can beat the curve, just don't  wreck the curve.  

No one likes a curve wrecker.  And you're wrecking the curve.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on February 06, 2007, 12:12:49 AM
And you know what, lady?  You did such an awesome job of selling me on your ridiculous $80 per year no fault warranty that instead of paying attention to your careful instructions on camera care, I just stared at your ass and thought childish puns about your "aperture" and my "body sensor."

And as a result, I stuck my little LCD stickers on the screen without cleaning it first.  And I also didn't stick the body cap in right so it fell off, allowing dust particles to get into the body and screw up all the sensors.  This insures that any small scratchy particles that may have been on the LCD are now stuck to it, which will scratch it.  And that my sensors will be dusty and malfunction-y.

Best case, I take the camera in for my free cleaning meaning more work for you.  Worst case, the LCD breaks because of improper stickering.  In which case your store does the repair work, which is hugely expensive, or you replace it.  Only since they are discontinuing my model, that means you get me the $800 D80 body to replace my lame $500 D50.  See?  You only screwed yourself.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on February 06, 2007, 07:51:27 AM
Quote from: "rva"
And the thing I realized is-- I hate people who go the extra mile.  It's a friggin' retail job.


It was an average story until we got here and then it took off.  Well done.

What are the lyrics to "Lady"?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on February 06, 2007, 11:37:11 AM
I hate to say it, but I think you went the extra mile on that story.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on February 06, 2007, 12:21:10 PM
It's called irony. And not the Alanis Morrisette kind, either. ;)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on February 06, 2007, 01:13:40 PM
jeeezuzzzzzzz... :shocked!:

Just curious, have you ever gotten so worked up that your eyes bug out and spit comes flying out of your mouth while you rant?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Poncho on February 06, 2007, 01:57:35 PM
Too many words, not enough of you just enjoying the scenery.  Less Mr. Fugly, more semi-cutie.

I'll tell you what I'm sick and tired of... these stupid guys like you described.  I'm so absolutely 100% sick and tired of people who think they are too cool for their jobs and too entitled to do it right.  

In my case, I go in to buy a cd... I don't need a lecture on why you and your $6.50/hour self turn up your nose at my selections.  

"I'm in a band and that makes me an expert on what YOU should listen to."

I'm sorry, it doesn't.  Shut up and rot in a hole.  Cut your stupid hair, take those retarded plugs out of your earlobes and wipe that idiotic expression off your face.  Do you know how silly you look?  I listen to who I like.  I have no interest in whether you think I'm cool or not.  You should also know that if I hand you my 3 cd's you do not get a vote.  Push buttons on the cash register, smile and thank me for my purchase... maybe even suggest something close to what I'm purchasing for next time.  More doing a good job, more smiles and less entitlement.  I'm taking the girl in your story any day.  

p.s. Unless your $80 a year warranty specifically says OEM replacement, your ranting booty is getting a remanufactured D50 instead of the D80 you should've bought in the first place.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: on February 06, 2007, 02:36:55 PM
Quote from: "Bride of Watusi"
jeeezuzzzzzzz... :shocked!:

Just curious, have you ever gotten so worked up that your eyes bug out and spit comes flying out of your mouth while you rant?

Um...yes.  ](*,)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on February 06, 2007, 03:44:18 PM
Quote from: "Poncho the Sane"
I'll tell you what I'm sick and tired of... these stupid guys like you described.  I'm so absolutely 100% sick and tired of people who think they are too cool for their jobs and too entitled to do it right.  




They should all go work at Kinko's.

Oh wait, they already do.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on February 06, 2007, 03:46:09 PM
Quote from: "Heartbroken"
Quote from: "Bride of Watusi"
jeeezuzzzzzzz... :shocked!:

Just curious, have you ever gotten so worked up that your eyes bug out and spit comes flying out of your mouth while you rant?

Um...yes.  ](*,)


Hmph.  Not me.  I just go into "Strangling With My Bare Hands Mode."  :twisted:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: on February 07, 2007, 09:43:14 AM
I tell you, I am not a violent person, but I have really had to hold back these last couple of weeks.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on February 07, 2007, 02:41:46 PM
The guy didn't have an attitude, he just wasn't really into his job.  He sold me the camera with the same indifference with which it was bought.

The record store comparison would be the bored hipster clerk who rings you up quickly so that can get back to gabbing with their friends.  He probably thinks your taste sucks, but it really doesn't matter enough for him to care.

VS. the clerk who is not up on music, but is big on "customer service," and will try to conduct friendly conversation with you making it impossible for you to leave quickly.  "Hey, I haven't heard this but we've been selling a lot of these."  "You know, since you're getting so many CD's would you be interested in our "Music Buyer's Club?"  "Don't forget some CD lens cleaner!"
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on February 07, 2007, 02:54:37 PM
blame marketing for some of that.  They MAKE you say that, for 20 cents an hour.

At Walgreens the cashier person has to go through this thing every time, "Would you like a new reeses candybar thingy on sale now 3 for two dollars?"

If they don't you get a free candy bar.  They probably take it out of the cashier's paycheck.

So I guess the only way to deal:

"You'll want some lens cleaner."
"No, but I will have fries with that!"   ;)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on February 07, 2007, 03:24:50 PM
There are certain bands that I never gave a chance simply because I hated their name (I know this is stupid coming from the guy who's favorite band is named the Stone Roses.)  Among those casualties were the Archers of Loaf.  I swear, I hate the word "loaf" as it is and I just had this image of a bunch of dorks thinking that their name evoked a certain Monty Python-esque quality.  

But, I've been dicking around on pandora.com and one of their songs came up and I really liked it.  It is making me want to reconsider my Superchunk boycott.  

Maybe.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on February 07, 2007, 03:44:44 PM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
There are certain bands that I never gave a chance simply because I hated their name (I know this is stupid coming from the guy who's favorite band is named the Stone Roses.)  Among those casualties were the Archers of Loaf.  I swear, I hate the word "loaf" as it is and I just had this image of a bunch of dorks thinking that their name evoked a certain Monty Python-esque quality.  

But, I've been dicking around on pandora.com and one of their songs came up and I really liked it.  It is making me want to reconsider my Superchunk boycott.  

Maybe.


The word 'belly' is pretty grating.

But so is the band.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: on February 07, 2007, 04:17:33 PM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
I just had this image of a bunch of dorks thinking that their name evoked a certain Monty Python-esque quality.
That would be "Towed the wet sprocket".
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on February 07, 2007, 11:05:57 PM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
There are certain bands that I never gave a chance simply because I hated their name (I know this is stupid coming from the guy who's favorite band is named the Stone Roses.)  Among those casualties were the Archers of Loaf.  I swear, I hate the word "loaf" as it is and I just had this image of a bunch of dorks thinking that their name evoked a certain Monty Python-esque quality.  

But, I've been dicking around on pandora.com and one of their songs came up and I really liked it.  It is making me want to reconsider my Superchunk boycott.  

Maybe.


Dear Foolsgold,

Archers of Loaf, Superchunk...I think it's just something about Chapel Hill, NC that lends its residents to give themselves stupid band names.

Sincerely,
Dillon Fence
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 10, 2007, 09:18:38 AM
"The HooHaa Monologues" (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6347649.stm)

What is WRONG with some people?

Ya'll going fucking crazy.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on February 10, 2007, 10:41:50 AM
Did you know that several weeks of temperatures that do not exceed 32 degrees Fahrenheit (or 0 degrees Celsius for you metric fuckers) combined with an unheated building just might lead to frozen water pipes?

Apparently, this is news to some people.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on February 10, 2007, 05:02:11 PM
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
"The HooHaa Monologues" (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6347649.stm)

What is WRONG with some people?


I saw that on CNN and had a hearty laugh. Me? I would have gone with:

"Sausage Wallet Stories"
"Ham Cave Chronicles"
"Vajayjay Vignettes"
Title: An assessment
Post by: foolsgold on February 10, 2007, 07:02:47 PM
I know that I am probably descending into cliche, but having just watched "Live Forever" on Showtime (which Mrs. Foolsgold negotiated a free 3 month trial) , I've come to this conclusion:  

Outside of the requistite magagzine nerds, there were essentially six band members interviewed:

1) Noel Gallagher: Oasis
2) Liam Gallagher: Oasis
3) Louis "Meow" Werner: Sleeper
4) 3D: Massive Attack
5) Damon Albarn: Blur, Gorillaz, The Good, the Bad and the too tired to write the rest
6) Two wasters from an Oasis cover band

My assessment is that Damon Albarn is a liar and completely full of shit.  Noel is honest and entertaining.  Liam is 3 IQ points above an chimpanzee.  3D is boring and Louis Warner should be my second wife.  The guys from the Oasis cover band could very well the one thing that makes this past week redeemable.  There is something to be said about seeing two sad fuckers in a worse situation than you.  I mean, really, I like Oasis, but to devote a life copying a second rate band, albeit, an entertaining second rate band is just sad.  And how low in life have you sunk to be "Guigsy"?

Is that an effective chat-up line?  "Yeah, baby, I'm the bass player in an Oasis tribute band.  A faux-Guigsy, if you will."

Now, I'd probably suck him off if he were a faux Andy Bell, but that is only because I love Ride so much.  But the fact that your station in life is to emulate a shitty bass player with zero charisma in a band that was only successful because of exceptional timing is pathetic.  

I guess it could be worse, you could be the guy who's job it is to be Tony McCarroll, the poor drummer who was booted out of the band between the first and second album for being a shit drummer.  But, at least, he bought my wife and I drinks all night in Indy and gave us passes to the Chicago show the next night.  Guigsy did fuck all but piss off to his room to probably masturbate to Skinamax all night.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on February 11, 2007, 10:46:50 AM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
"The HooHaa Monologues" (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6347649.stm)

What is WRONG with some people?


I saw that on CNN and had a hearty laugh. Me? I would have gone with:

"Sausage Wallet Stories"
"Ham Cave Chronicles"
"Vajayjay Vignettes"



Don't forget "Spasm Chasm Soliloquies"
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 14, 2007, 02:39:44 PM
Ever had one of those poops where the deposit is of such a shape & size and expelled with just the right velocity & direction whereby the water it displaces in the bowl jumps perfectly upwards and gives you a brief, but nevertheless exciting, enema?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 14, 2007, 02:48:25 PM
So, apparently every branch of my company from Detriot east has shut down due to the weather. Would it be wrong of us to consider closing early?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: on February 14, 2007, 03:09:29 PM
Can someone please show me the way out of the Twilight Zone?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on February 14, 2007, 03:11:36 PM
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
Ever had one of those poops where the deposit is of such a shape & size and expelled with just the right velocity & direction whereby the water it displaces in the bowl jumps perfectly upwards and gives you a brief, but neverthelessm exciting enema?

Wouldn't it be more of a homemade bidet?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on February 14, 2007, 10:18:21 PM
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
Ever had one of those poops where the deposit is of such a shape & size and expelled with just the right velocity & direction whereby the water it displaces in the bowl jumps perfectly upwards and gives you a brief, but nevertheless exciting, enema?


My old college roommate had a dream about this one time.  His toilet was overflowing, so he turned off the pipe.  It kept overflowing, so he turned off his main water pipe.  Still, the water flowed out.  So he ran out into the street and saw that water was busting out of every main.

He asked someone what was going on the dude said "Too many achilles."  "What's an achille?"  "When you take a dump and water splashes back out of the toilet."  Apparently all the water from all the achilles in the world was somehow being sent to his town sanitation system.

So when you take a dump and you get that splashback, it's called an achille.  Or maybe an akili.  No one knows because the word was never written down.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on February 14, 2007, 10:23:41 PM
So I saw this one some weird safe sex pamphlet that got put on my windshield.

"As many as 68% of people with herpes contracted them from activities with partners showing no visible signs of infection."  "As many???"  Shouldn't it be "as few?"

What the hell is wrong with the other 32%, and shouldn't THEY be the first priority for sex education?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 14, 2007, 10:48:19 PM
I'm guessing they're using the upper limit of the confidence interval.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on February 14, 2007, 11:44:46 PM
Quote from: "rva"

"As many as 68% of people with herpes contracted them from activities with partners showing no visible signs of infection."


They probably got it from an 'achille.'

Ba-dum-chhh.   ;)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on February 15, 2007, 07:45:51 AM
Quote from: "rva"
So when you take a dump and you get that splashback, it's called an achille.  Or maybe an akili.  No one knows because the word was never written down.


(http://bengals.enquirer.com/2002/08/25/akili_zoom.jpg)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on February 15, 2007, 08:32:19 AM
http://www.safenow.org/
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on February 15, 2007, 09:25:33 AM
I feel all informed now. Whew.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on February 15, 2007, 10:23:01 AM
Quote from: "Butter"
http://www.safenow.org/


Needed that laugh.  Good one!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on February 16, 2007, 12:49:56 PM
Quote from: "Heartbroken"
Can someone please show me the way out of the Twilight Zone?


Hey, HB ... I'm not sure where you're located or whether this would be a viable/comfortable option for you, but why don't you consider coming along to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the end of March? Maybe a change of scenery with supportive friends would help a little bit?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: on February 16, 2007, 01:53:32 PM
You know, that might actually be a possibility.  Things are looking much brighter at the moment.  By the time the endo of March rolls around, I might actually be up to getting out some.  I'll pencil it in and see what happens between now and then.  Thanks.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on February 16, 2007, 08:32:32 PM
fucking indoor plumbing.  i am beginning to think the world was a better place when it was ruled by the outhouse and well.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on February 17, 2007, 12:26:16 AM
DAYTON WOMAN MUTATES INTO OBSCENITY-SCREAMING HULK

Living one block from a 'better' neighborhood, BoW became (even more) insane after witnessing two plow trucks drive down her street and start plowing a mere block away.

"Dayton plowers created a 3 foot berm of hard snow in front of our driveway and covered my car in ice," stated the Madwoman. "When I saw the 2 Kettering plow trucks pass our house, I waved frantically for help, but they pretended not to see me and passed right on by, only to drop their plows a few hundred yards from my house."

She continued, "I understand they have their orders.  But it still pissed me off."

After the second truck passed, she stood in the street and yelled, "You lousy motherfucker!" at the retreating truck.

Apparently 4 episodes of trying unsucessfully to dig out her car unhinged her, sources state.

"I finally got my car out by shoveling endlessly and then gunning the engine into drive and reverse while pushing with my leg through the open driver's door,"  stated the angry freak.

Finally free, the madwoman drove a block over, only to find a young man with his car in a similar predicament.  She rolled down her window and asked him, "Do you need a push out?"

"Thank you, but someone already tried pushing," said the young man, sizing up the madwoman as a 40 yr old chick and not likely to be much help.

"Yeah, but they weren't me" stated the weed-deprived, crazed BoW.  "Let me help you."

So the young man sat meekly in the seat gunning the engine while Bow shoved his car free with all the power of an angry bitch from Hell.

"You're welcome," stated the BeastBow, as the guy's car was freed and she drove away.  "I'm off to lift weights at the gym."

Dayton police feel that screaming obscenities at the Kettering plow truck was justified and that her later actions exonerated her.  "We will be watching this crazy bitch," stated one police officer, " but the fact that she helped a fellow snow-bound neighbor balanced her karma."


We can hope so.

This is Bitchface Doves from Belmont reporting for Randomville.com.  :happyhippy:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 17, 2007, 09:08:36 AM
I thought you people just whined?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on February 17, 2007, 04:28:02 PM
Quote from: "Bride of Watusi"
DAYTON WOMAN MUTATES INTO OBSCENITY-SCREAMING HULK

Living one block from a 'better' neighborhood, BoW became (even more) insane after witnessing two plow trucks drive down her street and start plowing a mere block away.

"Dayton plowers created a 3 foot berm of hard snow in front of our driveway and covered my car in ice," stated the Madwoman. "When I saw the 2 Kettering plow trucks pass our house, I waved frantically for help, but they pretended not to see me and passed right on by, only to drop their plows a few hundred yards from my house."

She continued, "I understand they have their orders.  But it still pissed me off."

After the second truck passed, she stood in the street and yelled, "You lousy motherfucker!" at the retreating truck.

Apparently 4 episodes of trying unsucessfully to dig out her car unhinged her, sources state.

"I finally got my car out by shoveling endlessly and then gunning the engine into drive and reverse while pushing with my leg through the open driver's door,"  stated the angry freak.

Finally free, the madwoman drove a block over, only to find a young man with his car in a similar predicament.  She rolled down her window and asked him, "Do you need a push out?"

"Thank you, but someone already tried pushing," said the young man, sizing up the madwoman as a 40 yr old chick and not likely to be much help.

"Yeah, but they weren't me" stated the weed-deprived, crazed BoW.  "Let me help you."

So the young man sat meekly in the seat gunning the engine while Bow shoved his car free with all the power of an angry bitch from Hell.

"You're welcome," stated the BeastBow, as the guy's car was freed and she drove away.  "I'm off to lift weights at the gym."

Dayton police feel that screaming obscenities at the Kettering plow truck was justified and that her later actions exonerated her.  "We will be watching this crazy bitch," stated one police officer, " but the fact that she helped a fellow snow-bound neighbor balanced her karma."


We can hope so.

This is Bitchface Doves from Belmont reporting for Randomville.com.  :happyhippy:

I love you.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on February 17, 2007, 08:50:40 PM
you'll like this, BoW.  it's snowed now in dayton a good three times - and i'm only counting accumulations of 3+ inches.  they have YET to so much as touch our street on any of those occasions, it just keeps building.  so, since i didn't feel like risking sliding all the way downhill to linden avenue, i ordered pizza.   my 40-something gay pizza delivery guy and i chatted for several minutes about the total bullshit-ness of city of dayton and their plowing...or lack thereof.  so, i told him just who he needed to call (as we even live in the same zip), as well as a few neighbors who were out shoveling.  i honestly thought about flyering the neghborhood with the city's DOT line, but i'm just too lazy.  at any rate, right before the feller left this evening for a show, we were talking about it again.  lo and behold, here comes a city of dayton plow...with the plow actually DOWN.  it was like a christmas miracle.  and as we peeked out the window witnessing the spectacle, he gave our whole street a big seemingly "FUCK YOU" honk.  nice.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on February 18, 2007, 12:21:28 AM
Quote from: "Dan"
I love you.


Oh hon. I love you too.  But you are crazy.  :silly:

P.S., Wa2c says he wants to "stab you in the face with a fork." :2gunfire:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on February 18, 2007, 12:23:59 AM
Quote from: "vizzah"
... he gave our whole street a big seemingly "FUCK YOU" honk.  nice.


heh heh.

You forgot the part where you did an insulting victory dance and yelled, "That's right, bitch, plow my street.  
Plow it!"   \:D/
Title: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on February 18, 2007, 02:16:10 AM
Quote from: "Bride of Watusi"
Quote from: "vizzah"
... he gave our whole street a big seemingly "FUCK YOU" honk.  nice.


heh heh.

You forgot the part where you did an insulting victory dance and yelled, "That's right, bitch, plow my street.  
Plow it!"   \:D/


i don't know if you'd call it a dance, but we both did the thing where we vigorously motioned towards our bathing suit area.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on February 18, 2007, 11:03:57 AM
Quote from: "Bride of Watusi"
P.S., Wa2c says he wants to "stab you in the face with a fork." :2gunfire:

Awwww, but I love him too!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on February 18, 2007, 11:04:40 AM
Random Musing: I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to just go to Skyline Chili for lunch today.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on February 18, 2007, 02:41:11 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
Quote from: "Bride of Watusi"
P.S., Wa2c says he wants to "stab you in the face with a fork." :2gunfire:

Awwww, but I love him too!


For the record, I meant that in the nicest possible way.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on February 18, 2007, 03:52:44 PM
There's no doubt about it. I mean, I've never been stabbed with a fork in a mean way.

:silly:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on February 18, 2007, 05:06:07 PM
Quote from: "Dan"
Random Musing: I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to just go to Skyline Chili for lunch today.

Damn you, now you've got me thinking about it.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on February 18, 2007, 05:12:56 PM
Amazing - synchronous random thoughts!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on February 20, 2007, 11:12:42 AM
WOXY Vintage begins to play "Meat is Murder" just as I snap into a Jack Link's Deli Cuts Sausage Stick.  Meat may be murder, but it is also damn tasty.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on February 21, 2007, 09:33:54 AM
Here is an exchange between two four year olds:

Claire just bumped into Alex.
Alex: Ow!!!!!
Claire: Sorry (in an insincere way)
Alex: You're going to have to stop doing that or else I'm not going to marry you!!!!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: on February 21, 2007, 09:41:45 AM
I woke up at 6 AM.  It’s 9:40 AM.  I have listened to Motorhead’s Ace of Spades album three times already today.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on February 21, 2007, 03:59:12 PM
This story is because I love my wife and like making her smile:



Gunman kills 2 clowns in Colombian circus




BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) -- Two clowns were shot and killed by an unidentified gunman during their performance at a traveling circus in the eastern Colombian town of Cucuta, police said Wednesday.

The gunman burst into the Circo del Sol de Cali on Monday night and shot the clowns in front of an audience of 20 to 50 people, local police chief Jose Humberto Henao told Reuters.

One of the clowns was killed instantly, and the second died the next day in hospital.

"The killings had nothing to do with the show the victims were performing at the time of the incident," Henao said in a telephone interview. "We are investigating the motive."

With an entrance fee of under 50 cents, Circo del Sol de Cali attracts mostly poor Colombians. It pitched its tents in Cucuta, near the border with Venezuela, earlier this month.

"The clowns came out to give their show, and then this guy came out shooting them," one audience member told local television. "It was terrible."
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 21, 2007, 04:35:03 PM
Quote from: "watusi"
The clowns came out to give their show, and then this guy, who everyone called Foolsgold, came out shooting them, shouting "Good riddance you evil motherfuckers"


Fix'd
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on February 22, 2007, 08:43:40 AM
There are few things on God's green earth more terrifying than a Colombian clown.  

(http://thethao.vietnamnet.vn/dataimages/200606/original/images993397_11.jpg)

*shudder*

Combine that with the nasty paranoia accompanying me zooming on Colombia's finest, it is a wonder that there is a clown left in that God forsaken land.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on February 22, 2007, 10:07:41 AM
(http://thethao.vietnamnet.vn/dataimages/200606/original/images993397_11.jpg)

Holy living fuck!


The clowns probably stiffed the shooter on a drug deal.

Would have been funnier if they were mimes, tho  :twisted:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on February 22, 2007, 10:12:50 AM
Quote from: "watusi"
This story is because I love my wife and like making her smile:


Aww.  That is so sweet. :wub:

Oh course, it must be easy when you have such a wonderful, mature wife who says things like,
 " Ha ha, honey, I just farted in the dog's face!"  :silly:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on February 22, 2007, 11:51:59 AM
That is terrible...but I can't help laughing...a lot...hahahaha!!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on February 23, 2007, 06:40:28 PM
Psychic Vietnamese Understanding

Just like the "Seinfeld" episode where Elaine was sure the nail salon workers were talking about her...except I knew what they were saying.

I like getting my nails done.  I'm not a claw-woman who is disabled by the length, but I like them long.

The Vietnamese workers at my fave local business, "Happy Nails," already think I'm retarded because I keep the index-thru-ring nails on my left hand short so I can mess with my violin.

There's that.

Then as the owner worked on my fill-in, my usual woman Tu came in and they had a rapid exhange in Vietnamese.  It went like this:

Tu: "Oh, it's this one, are her nails trashed again?"
Owner:  "Yes, really fucked up, she's crazy."

I know because Tu then said to me, in English, "YOU KEEP TOO LONG!"
"What?"  I replied brilliantly.  "My nails are too long?"
"No, you keep...too long! You come in sooner!"
"Oh...I wait too long before appointments."  THey both nodded then, glad the nutty woman got it.

Moments later I was looking at a new bottle of polish on the counter.  

Tu said took it from me and said, "Next time you come sooner and I GIVE that to you!"

god I love those guys  :grommit:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on February 24, 2007, 04:56:29 PM
Quote from: "Bride of Watusi"
Would have been funnier if they were mimes, tho  :twisted:

Mimes? They are horrendous. On our honeymoon in Barcelona, I almost punched one of those white-faced wankers in the face while walking down La Ramblas arm in arm with my wife. Marcel "call me Diego" Marceux walked in front of us and started doing one of those annoying mime-type moves (you know the one), and with a restraining hand on my arm, I simply told the misunderstood street artist to fuck right off instead.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on February 24, 2007, 05:50:47 PM
You know who I want to punch in the face? The person who came up with the phrase "All the world loves a clown."

What a lying bag of wank.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on February 26, 2007, 05:23:57 PM
What?? Who came up with that bullshit? Are you making stuff up?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on February 26, 2007, 05:33:54 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
"All the world loves a clown on fire."


It was supposed to be this  \:D/
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on February 27, 2007, 06:27:59 PM
Now that makes PERFECT sense.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on February 27, 2007, 08:58:59 PM
It certainly does. Thanks for illuminating.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 28, 2007, 08:31:47 AM
Would you be concerned if your company was moving offices and you found that the contractor working in your new office forgot to install the front door? "They put blinds up where the door should be!?!?"
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on February 28, 2007, 08:49:01 AM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
It certainly does. Thanks for illuminating.


You should thank the clown for illuminating... after all, he's the one on fire.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on February 28, 2007, 09:42:28 AM
Good point.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on March 02, 2007, 10:53:09 AM
Foolsgold nails the national anthem before a Reds game (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEiSmTVW9QM)**

**OK, that's not really him.  You had to ruin it for yourself, didn't you?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on March 02, 2007, 11:59:00 AM
Quote from: "Rafe"

Mimes? They are horrendous. On our honeymoon in Barcelona, I almost punched one of those white-faced wankers in the face while walking down La Ramblas arm in arm with my wife. ... I simply told the misunderstood street artist to fuck right off instead.


Hellz yeah!  \:D/

Family mythology will tell you that I "attacked a mime" at Broadway on the Beach in SC...

We all went to this tourist trap on an extended-family vacation.  

During the 2 hr split up I availed myself of the local taverns.  Then, realizing I was a bit late and anxious about rejoining the Lutheran clan soused, I ran thru the board-walk and picked up a mime, who imitated my frenzied stride.  TOO CLOSE TO ME.  

Without thinking I whirled on it and with my finger inches from its face shouted "GET AWAY FROM ME."  Its face fell and even showed a bit of fear.  I felt a lil' sorry for it, since up close I could see that it was some young African-American male in white face (go figure THAT one out) whose best gig was miming at a tourist trap.

But still. You play, you pay, mime-freak!!!

When y'all come back to the states, we will have to go mime-rolling.  (UselessTomato excluded, of course  ;)  )

Still wish I had 'attacked' like my family will tell you, tho.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on March 02, 2007, 12:00:28 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
Foolsgold nails the national anthem before a Reds game (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEiSmTVW9QM)**

**OK, that's not really him.  You had to ruin it for yourself, didn't you?


OOOoooh say can you see...

I always did wonder what a 'dawnzer lee light' is... \:D/
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on March 02, 2007, 01:33:02 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
Foolsgold nails the national anthem before a Reds game (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEiSmTVW9QM)**


When I was a kid, I used to hear a scratching noise in the walls.  When I asked my mom what it was, she told me it was my twin.  An evil twin the kept separated from the rest of the family.  A twin with powers so evil, so corrupt, with such a porkchop eating brain that I never saw him.

Until now.

Seriously, that kind of has me creeped out a bit, but it is useful knowing that I have a doppelganger should I ever learn the powers of hypnosis and want to rob a bank or get out of doing the yardwork.

I don't think I want to know how you found this.

Randomly, in Firefox, doppelganger comes up as a spelling error.  One of the suggestions is "Dangerfield's."
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on March 02, 2007, 01:58:07 PM
Quote from: "foolsgold"
I don't think I want to know how you found this.


I was reading this (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/si_blogs/scorecard/jimmys_blog/2007/02/most-gruesomebizarre-injuries.html?cnn=yes) article about the worst sports injuries of all time, and was trying to find video of Tom Browning breaking his arm (with a loud, audible snap) in a game at San Diego.  

I searched for "browning reds"... then "reds"... then "cincinnati reds".  Which is where that video came up... when I saw the preview picture, I had to open it up just to see if you were living a double life.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on March 02, 2007, 02:30:09 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
and was trying to find video of Tom Browning breaking his arm (with a loud, audible snap) in a game at San Diego.  


And to think, I was almost disturbed by the notion that you were scanning Youtube for images of me.  

Now, I have something else to be disturbed by.  ;)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on March 02, 2007, 03:32:48 PM
That guy looks nothing like Phil Collins.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: on March 02, 2007, 04:10:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEVaRrWL4Hg

Not for the squeamish.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 02, 2007, 04:29:05 PM
Quote from: "Butter"
I searched for "browning reds"... then "reds"... then "cincinnati reds".  Which is where that video came up... when I saw the preview picture, I had to open it up just to see if you were living a double life.

Oh jeez, I remember that.  It happened to Jose Rijo too didn't it.

Speaking of Browning, have you seen that guy lately?  He could be Hurley's stunt double on Lost if he had the right wig.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on March 02, 2007, 10:50:19 PM
Quote from: "Bride of Watusi"
I always did wonder what a 'dawnzer lee light' is... \:D/


Just so you know, somebody else got that.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on March 04, 2007, 12:21:41 PM
Quote from: "Bride of Watusi"
But still. You play, you pay, mime-freak!!!

When y'all come back to the states, we will have to go mime-rolling.  (UselessTomato excluded, of course  ;)  )

You know what? If we include clowns in that, I think we could raise quite a big posse. I know Foolsgold also hates anything with a whitewashed face, water-squirting flower and comedy nose. where's good hunting in your neck of the woods?

Also, that was a great story. I chuckled a fair bit.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on March 04, 2007, 07:41:57 PM
Anyone seen our bassist? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y7u_NXTQGc)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on March 05, 2007, 09:34:25 AM
Quote from: "Rafe"

You know what? If we include clowns in that, I think we could raise quite a big posse. I know Foolsgold also hates anything with a whitewashed face, water-squirting flower and comedy nose. where's good hunting in your neck of the woods?


Seems like 'hobos' can get thrown in this catagory as well (rubs hands with clown-crushing glee...)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on March 05, 2007, 09:36:47 AM
Quote from: "Heartbroken"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEVaRrWL4Hg

Not for the squeamish.


 AAAGG!  :pale:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 05, 2007, 09:42:50 PM
Apparently my TV may be useless in 2 years.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: slow-dog on March 05, 2007, 11:51:06 PM
Bushwick Bill is still alive, and is a born-again Christian.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on March 06, 2007, 02:56:51 PM
Hey RVA, they just played Boris on WOXY.  Pete Yorn is guest DJing and he picked “Electric."
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on March 07, 2007, 12:25:53 PM
I've been in Pittsburgh all week attending a workshop at Carnegie Mellon, where apparently the university mission statement is:

We pass on the tuition savings to you by not heating our public restrooms.

Sadistic tartan fuckers.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on March 07, 2007, 12:32:16 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
Apparently my TV may be useless in 2 years.

You've got digital cable, you'll be okay.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: scurvygirl on March 07, 2007, 06:05:00 PM
Quote from: "whigsgeek"
I've been in Pittsburgh all week attending a workshop at Carnegie Mellon, where apparently the university mission statement is:

We pass on the tuition savings to you by not heating our public restrooms.

Sadistic tartan fuckers.


And how's about that 5 inches of snow we got last night, eh?  Grrrrr.  And Brrrr!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 07, 2007, 10:43:35 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
Apparently my TV may be useless in 2 years.

You've got digital cable, you'll be okay.

But that's not what Gerald Owens said in the news promo.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on March 07, 2007, 10:49:14 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
Apparently my TV may be useless in 2 years.

You've got digital cable, you'll be okay.

But that's not what Gerald Owens said in the news promo.

Gerald Owens is a big fat liar.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on March 07, 2007, 11:31:50 PM
I don't like that I'm too busy to visit these boards very often.  Hope everyone is okay because I don't have time to read the 1000+ posts since my last visit.   Cuddly and Heartbroken - I'm still sending vibes though I haven't really caught up on how things are going.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on March 08, 2007, 04:34:34 PM
I'm okay
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on March 08, 2007, 04:45:50 PM
Quote from: "Buzzstein"
I'm okay

Good to hear you're okay. Things are looking pretty crappy for me (trip to cincy excepted) lately. :(
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 08, 2007, 06:21:13 PM
This thread is acting strange. Just doing my part to move it along.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: trixi on March 08, 2007, 06:26:47 PM
It's acting weird for me too!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 08, 2007, 06:30:16 PM
rva explains why here (http://www.randomville.com/Daily/viewtopic.php?t=104202).

Are we at 63 yet?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: trixi on March 08, 2007, 06:46:02 PM
thanks!  I was just checking in for the first time today and hadn't yet seen that new thread.  Was enjoying reading the drafts!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 08, 2007, 07:11:44 PM
It's been fun to come up with the choices.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on March 08, 2007, 09:12:54 PM
yay! fixored!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on March 09, 2007, 06:58:04 PM
There's nothing wrong with this thread.  Therefore, this is the thread for random musings.  Not some other thread making false and scandalous comments about this thread.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 10, 2007, 03:46:00 AM
This is the one. Accept no imitators
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on March 12, 2007, 12:24:12 PM
Hope your hungry,Butter:




Hobo Soup in a can still available
An eBay auction for a 45-year-old can of Hobo Soup recently ended. If you weren't the lucky winner, don't despair. You can still buy it -- 24 cans will cost you $50.
Hobo Soup was "born" in the restless, creative mind of Lem Kaercher, a small-town newspaper publisher from Ortonville, Minn. In 1953 Lem went into the "jungles" of Ortonville in search of a feature story on Mr. Hobo, long an American legend. At the conclusion of his visit, Lem was treated with some old-fashioned original homemade Hobo Soup. A hobo himself as a young man, Lem felt the world should share in this fine cuisine. For years, a proper canner was sought, and finally in 1960, Lem and son, Jim, finally saw a dream come true... Hobo Soup on the grocer's shelf -- "A Jungle Recipe, Fit For A King!"


(http://www.boingboing.net/200703112257.jpg)




I assume it's made FOR Hobos, not FROM Hobos...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on March 12, 2007, 12:26:19 PM
oh my, here's the ingrediants:

Ingredients: Hobos,water, beans, dehydrated potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, celery, dehydtrated onions,essence of Hobo, bacon, turnips, salt, butter, modified food starch, tomato paste, dehydrated peppers, m.s.g., monosodium glutamate,dehydrated Hobo bits, flavorings, sugar, smoke flavoring, spices.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on March 12, 2007, 12:46:58 PM
Quote from: "watusi"
oh my, here's the ingrediants:

Ingredients: Hobos,water, beans, dehydrated potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, celery, dehydtrated onions,essence of Hobo, bacon, turnips, salt, butter, modified food starch, tomato paste, dehydrated peppers, m.s.g., monosodium glutamate,dehydrated Hobo bits, flavorings, sugar, smoke flavoring, spices.


I must say, I think they're giving me short shrift on the ingredient list.  I was at least potent enough to rank 5th or 6th on there.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on March 12, 2007, 06:01:04 PM
The Hobo fun just keeps comin'


(http://www.boingboing.net/Picture%2010-1.jpg)


Link for the Trailer (http://www.devilducky.com/media/58566/)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 13, 2007, 03:21:55 AM
In my i-Tunes library I have genre'd all my Kraftwerk, Neu!, Faust, Can, Tangerine Dream, Amon Duul, Popol Vuh etc not as "Electronic".... but as "Krautesque"
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 13, 2007, 08:35:18 AM
If somebody banged the cheerleader would her hymen grow back?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on March 13, 2007, 07:53:50 PM
Isaac: "What's down there?"
Me:  "The basement.  Want to see it?"
Issac: "YES!"  (starts down stairs.)
Me:  "Sure! Go ahead."
Isaac:  (Surveying basement)"Wow...that's REALLY MESSY!" :lol
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 15, 2007, 04:40:02 AM
Wal-Mart's Employee of the Month is the prime example of being both a winner and a loser at the same time.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on March 19, 2007, 03:50:46 PM
Three things have given me a good chuckle this evening. First, I laughed a lot at the phsycicpoirot's new moniker and avatar. Second and thirdly, two of your signature thingy's. The first of those was the great quote from Half Man Half Biscuit's classic "Achtung Bono" album posted by CR. The second one was reading Fourthisto's qoute from the ghost of L.D. - "Stop dealing me of garbage, you cunt". Fucking hilarious, it really tickled my funny bone (not that one, you bastards).
Title: Random Musings
Post by: thepsychicpoirot on March 19, 2007, 04:38:46 PM
What happened to the "Good Vibes" thread?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on March 19, 2007, 05:26:23 PM
Someone shot it like Old Yeller?

Not very sporting, I know.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on March 19, 2007, 10:17:42 PM
Fellow lemmings, atten...shun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsMqZZHC23Q&mode=related&search=

What a way to finish the day. Fucking excellent.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 19, 2007, 11:31:49 PM
Nice.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 19, 2007, 11:33:56 PM
Why has this thread gone screwy again?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on March 19, 2007, 11:43:14 PM
If people ignored it and posted in the new, non-jacked up, post-crash thread, then we wouldn't have this problem. As it stands, every time we get close to a page turn, this, the FABO, and the Anti-FABO threads are going to crap out because the number of posts in one database table don't match the actual number of posts in the thread.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on March 20, 2007, 09:57:19 AM
I have lots of different bosses. Today I'm working for someone I've never worked for before. His name is Richard Ashcroft.

For reals.


Someone needs to send me some Verve stuff asap!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on March 20, 2007, 10:25:48 AM
Hand me my nose ring...

Show me the mosh pit...

We can be happy underground!

this thread jacking again sigh...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on March 20, 2007, 03:07:18 PM
Good boy, Gandalf!

Quote from: "CNN.com"
Search Dog Found Lost Boy Scout

A 12-year-old Boy Scout missing in the North Carolina mountains was found today by a search dog, the dog's handler told reporters. Misha Marshall said her dog Gandalf detected Michael's scent.


And that is why I give what little money I can afford to search dog foundations. Big sweeties!

(http://www.rapidsar.org.uk/images/Trainingdog03.jpg)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on March 20, 2007, 03:26:47 PM
This thread really should have resynced itself.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on March 20, 2007, 04:20:17 PM
Looks like the reply count in this thread is really 1573. Well, 1574 now...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 20, 2007, 08:07:01 PM
Maybe this will do the trick?

And great news about finding the boy scout.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on March 20, 2007, 10:08:42 PM
I took a look at the PHP code and ran a few SQL queries on the DB.  

It turns out that the number in the topic_replies column does in fact match the number of posts assigned to this topic minus 1....

So I have to figure out where the phantom posts are coming from.  And I'm pretty sure I know.  Only it would take a bit of work to know for sure and fix it.  And I'm hungry.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: trixi on March 20, 2007, 10:56:33 PM
Why are there no names showing up in the posts (above the avatars).  Now's the time to change your avatars and confuse everyone!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on March 20, 2007, 11:07:41 PM
Quote from: "trixi"
Why are there no names showing up in the posts (above the avatars).  Now's the time to change your avatars and confuse everyone!

Oh good...I was thinking this was just me.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: trixi on March 20, 2007, 11:53:11 PM
They seem to be back for the moment....I also thought I was seeing things.  I went to 2-3 different threads to make sure my eyes were not playing tricks on me.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on March 20, 2007, 11:54:58 PM
I was trying to track down where in the code the username gets pulled and why it doubles part of the web address.  I cannot figure it out.

I've realized it happens on more than one page, so somewhere a master variable is getting set.  On the other hand, it also doesn't always happen.  And they all seem to pull from that same variable.  They should either all be wrong or all be right.

In other news, I'm really tired of PHPBB.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on March 21, 2007, 07:42:04 PM
(http://www.courage.org.uk/images/foolsgold.jpg)

+

(http://www.angeljustice.org/img/original/Angel%20with%20vaporizer%20and%20cannabis%20flag.jpg)

+

(http://www.nme.com/images/84_WuTangClan_L160106.jpg)

+

(http://www.scarysquirrel.org/current/pizza/pics/pizza1.jpg)

+

(http://www.gamesetctoo.com/images/artwork/zeppelin.jpg)

+

(http://home.earthlink.net/~fruitpie/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/fruit-pie-the-magician1.jpg)

=

(http://www.dartmouth.edu/~ultimate/mens/pictures/images/Miscellaneous/awww%20yeah.JPG)

(I have no idea about that last photo, but it was the first thing that came up on google search when I typed in "Awwww Yeah."
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on March 22, 2007, 05:10:00 PM
You know you've got to take a serious look at where your life is at if Shane Warne feels sorry for you:

http://au.news.yahoo.com/070321/2/12tw7.html
Title: Random Musings
Post by: rva on March 26, 2007, 12:51:45 PM
Features found on my friend's new toilet:

Heated seat
Front wash
Rear wash
Three levels of flush
Dryer
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on March 26, 2007, 06:24:04 PM
No fluffer?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Atzend on March 27, 2007, 05:50:33 PM
I want a puppy.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on March 27, 2007, 06:01:48 PM
Quote from: "Atzend"
I want a puppy.

Me too. Or at least a pet of some kind. But a puppy tops the list.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 27, 2007, 08:47:26 PM
Quote from: "Atzend"
I want a puppy.


I think you only get a choice of boy or girl?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Atzend on March 28, 2007, 02:25:03 PM
Quote from: "Cockney Rebel"
Quote from: "Atzend"
I want a puppy.


I think you only get a choice of boy or girl?


I don't think I get a choice in that either.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on March 28, 2007, 02:37:11 PM
Quote from: "Atzend"
I want a puppy.


Me too-- puppy puppy puppy I want a puppy!

 :animaldog:   :animaldog:  :animaldog:

(like we don't have enough already  ;) )
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on March 28, 2007, 02:39:14 PM
just curious, is it the squirrel eating the maxi-pad photo that's making this window so wide?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on March 28, 2007, 04:04:14 PM
No, it's the engorged condom that is doing it.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 31, 2007, 01:10:26 AM
In this week's Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Wheeler stopped by a Moe's Southwestern Grill. I was disappointed they didn't yell, "Welcome to Moe's!"
Title: Random Musings
Post by: slow-dog on March 31, 2007, 02:04:13 AM
I just did my taxes.  Damn do I owe money!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on March 31, 2007, 02:13:12 PM
Quote from: "Ella Minnow Pea"
In this week's Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Wheeler stopped by a Moe's Southwestern Grill. I was disappointed they didn't yell, "Welcome to Moe's!"


And you're the third person who's told me they felt that way.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on March 31, 2007, 10:42:16 PM
Why go through the formalities of football and basketball seasons? Let's just have Florida and Ohio State play for the championship each year and call it a day.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 01, 2007, 12:23:01 AM
Michael Jackson has a cold..... (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6509453.stm)

When he blows his nose, I wonder if he REALLY blows his nose?!!
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on April 02, 2007, 03:34:14 PM
So, Baseball season is underway. Great stuff. On a related note, this BBC Sport headline made me chuckle:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/other_sports/baseball/6495103.stm
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 02, 2007, 08:21:44 PM
Two random moments from this morning's news:

1. The new Maytag repair is younger than me. Yikes!

2. On the local news crawl, "The Tar Heel Women are out of the NC DOUBLE A tournament." I love that they went with the "phonetic" spelling rather than the simple acronym. And this was on our best station.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on April 02, 2007, 10:45:08 PM
Having learned his lesson from ruining the image of one beloved Red:


(http://www.thisishampshire.net/_images/db/45/20/50bates.452021.full.jpg)


Sculptor Ian Brennan unveiled his latest effort, at the 2007 Cincinnati Reds Opening Day parade, immortalizing Pete Rose:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b196/floatsinspace/Opening2007017.jpg)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on April 03, 2007, 07:46:20 PM
Actually, having seen Pete while I was in Vegas last month, I can confirm that he actually does look like that now. Sad, really.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on April 03, 2007, 07:54:26 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
Actually, having seen Pete while I was in Vegas last month, I can confirm that he actually does look like that now. Sad, really.


Jonathan,

That's just silly.  Why in the world would Pete be in Vegas?

Signed,
The West Side of Cincinnati


*ducks*
 :twisted:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 04, 2007, 11:31:59 PM
(http://www.b3tards.com/u/a609ede35986cfd048a1/family-drug-poster.jpg)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on April 09, 2007, 05:26:13 PM
I don't care what they say, Arby's Beef n'Cheddar, if loving you is wrong, I don't want to be right.  It has been far too long since I've held you in my hands and made sweet mouth love to you.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on April 10, 2007, 03:35:03 PM
Week four of squatting on the property next door continues successfully.  

As per the laws of squatting, I have been 'open, notorious and continuous' for 4 weeks straight now.

Only 6 years and 48 weeks to go.  ;)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on April 10, 2007, 03:49:18 PM
Quote from: "Bride of Watusi"

As per the laws of squatting, I have been 'open, notorious and continuous' for 4 weeks straight now.


i may be stating the obvious, but you were like that long before this "squatting" business started.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Atzend on April 10, 2007, 06:08:00 PM
Mad house count:

4 cats
3 newborn kittens (as of yesterday)
1 puppy (as of saturday)
2 mildly mentally imbalanced adults
and an in utero baby girl

Would getting some fish be too much?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on April 11, 2007, 07:37:21 AM
I learned last night that I am not intimidated by anyone. I also learned that I have giant balls.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on April 11, 2007, 08:19:38 AM
Quote from: "Bride of Watusi"
Week four of squatting on the property next door continues successfully.  

I must have missed the rest of this story.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on April 11, 2007, 08:25:57 AM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
I also learned that I have giant balls.


I learned never to give you a bad grade.

I also learned where my balls went.  If you're done with them, maybe I could have them back?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on April 11, 2007, 10:59:25 AM
I thought it was a vascetomy, not a ballectomy....
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on April 11, 2007, 01:30:06 PM
Quote from: "Kwyjibo"

I must have missed the rest of this story.


The house next door has been abandoned.  It has a wonderful fenced in back yard.   I am a broke-ass. But I want it.  Therefore, as per the protocols of squatting, I have been all over that yard like it is mine.   ;)   I took away the tarp that's been laying back there for 2 years (goodbye, mosquitos!) , moved a rat pile and am now trimming trees and using it as a staging ground.  

I have even been in the house--hey, had to make sure there wasn't a meth lab or corpse in there!  It was unlocked.  Oh, right, it's MY HOUSE anyway.  

Although I have heard it is being foreclosed, so it looks like my efforts are doomed.  

"Open" means I tell everyone it's my property. (Like right now, right here, heh.)

"Notorious" means I have to stand out there and say, "Get off MY property!"  

"Continuous"  means it will all be for nothing when the bank says, "No it's not!"  [-(  and kicks me out.  ;)
Title: Random Musings
Post by: doves on April 11, 2007, 01:34:20 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
I learned last night that I am not intimidated by anyone. I also learned that I have giant balls.


Oh, you have to tell this story  [-o<
Title: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on April 11, 2007, 01:51:45 PM
My giant balls:
I told off one of my professors last night. It was my Communications professor. He returned our workbook assignment last night. I got a 13/25 (52%) on it. He said we can re-do them but he really didn't write on my paper why he gave me the grade he did. The highest score in the clas was a 20/25 (80%), a very low B. I was about to cry I was so angry. After class I laid into him. I told him that I have never gotten a score like this before. I told him that this is not some graduate level writing course that he's teaching. He sent me an email basically saying that he's not changing his grading methods. I emailed him back telling him that I'm seriously considering withdrawing from the course. I explained that if he wants rewrites he needs to give better feedback. I also told him that clearly he wasn't communicating his expectations for this assignment since the whole class did poorly.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on April 11, 2007, 01:54:07 PM
Quote from: "Bride of Watusi"
The house next door has been abandoned.  It has a wonderful fenced in back yard.   I am a broke-ass. But I want it.  Therefore, as per the protocols of squatting, I have been all over that yard like it is mine.   ;)

How long do you have to do this?  If you did succeed wouldn't they just slap you with a giant bill for back taxes?

I have relatives who did something like this.  They actually did succeed.  They went to the courthouse every six months and bought the tax bill.  You may want to look into that.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on April 11, 2007, 02:36:40 PM
Quote from: "clemsonfan"
I also told him that clearly he wasn't communicating his expectations for this assignment since the whole class did poorly.


Ironic, given that he's a communications professor... :rolleyes:
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on April 11, 2007, 04:44:13 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan"
I thought it was a vascetomy, not a ballectomy....


I think the ballectomy occurred a few years ago...
Title: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on April 17, 2007, 03:17:02 PM
Two date coincidinx:

Yesterday, April 16: Mr. & Mrs. Foolsgold were watching "The Good Shepard" and the first date given in the movie was April 16th.  For one stupid reason or another, I always thought it would be the apex of awesomeness to watch a movie on the day those events historically took place.

Today, April 17: Action Jim is the first post on the last page of the "People Who Need Kicks..." thread.  I started wistfully missing him posting here, so, to relive the old days, I searched his previous posts.  His last post?  April 17, 2006.

In the annals of time and history, there has never been anything more coincidental.  Ever.

Ever.
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on April 17, 2007, 04:41:49 PM
How is Action Jim? Anyone know him personally? What happened to him?
Title: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on April 17, 2007, 04:57:53 PM
Really, it's been a year? Doesn't seem like it. Huh.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on April 30, 2007, 11:25:06 PM
Oh shite I've been away too long.  It all looks so....so different.
Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on May 01, 2007, 08:48:49 AM
How is Action Jim? Anyone know him personally? What happened to him?

better yet, who is Action Jim?  This must have been when i wasn't paying very much attention to the boards, between two jobs and school.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: MissKitty on May 01, 2007, 08:59:31 AM
How is Action Jim? Anyone know him personally? What happened to him?

better yet, who is Action Jim?  This must have been when i wasn't paying very much attention to the boards, between two jobs and school.


Lawdog
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on May 01, 2007, 12:39:01 PM
Lawdog wrapped up posting at WOXY on 10/30 as well, and e-mails I sent him in early November went un-responded to, so I just assume he doesn't want anything to do with this place any more.  It happens.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on May 01, 2007, 01:27:32 PM
i guess i always assume people are still lurking and/or posting unless i hear otherwise, or there's a special thread like, "where's ol' sew--and-sew?"  and i know this probably sounds super dumb, but when i see someone's name up top in the quotes, it sort of all blends together.  for example, when i see lawdog's quote about puppies, scotch and oral sex up there, i think "oh there's jim, still making witty, crude comments.  i'm glad he's still here."  but, looks like i need to learn to differentiate.  i just don't pay attention, i suppose. 

i probably haven't logged on to the woxy boards since 2004.  dicks.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: doves on May 01, 2007, 02:40:36 PM
]i probably haven't logged on to the woxy boards since 2004.  dicks.


Jeeze, You're missing a bunch of the same-old same-old.  ::)

Here's hoping Lawdog/AJim got a life, or a real job where he can't post, or reached a satisfying new plateau of maturity, and isn't, uh, dead.   :o
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on May 01, 2007, 03:47:11 PM
Something has always bugged me about the Pulp Forum on these boards and I never could put my finger on it until today.  The description, in part, reads: Let us know what you think of Jarvis Cocker and the boys. . . on the MUSIC forum.   The thing is, that statement excludes resident (on hiatus) chick keyboardist Candida Doyle.  I only remember that because she was one of the first female musicians in a band I really liked that, when thinking about her, I didn't end up either a full, half or quarter chubby. 

Still, she is a lady and dismissing her talents, exceptionally exhibited on "Sorted for E's & Wizz", is just so very wrong.  While she provided texture and depth, while she was the heart and soul of the band, while languishing in the background, that girly waisted Jarvis Cocker stole the headlines, the Stone Roses comeback gig at Glastonbury and even managed to upstage Michael Jackson. 

I will not rest until this dire situation is rectified.  Please visit my website, www.despitewhatrandomvillesayscandidaisnotoneoftheboysbutratherasomeoneofthefemalepersuasion.co.uk to sign a petition demanding change.  Please do not allow this shameful chapter of this otherwise fine website to just go away.


(http://www.mackers.com/pulpworld/pulp_doyle2.jpg)

Do it for women, do it for Candida (she's the one in the background).

Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: thepsychicpoirot on May 01, 2007, 05:14:28 PM
Michael Jackson? 
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 01, 2007, 05:44:47 PM
I love it when you people make me laugh out loud. Foolsgold gets a gold-star-post-of-the-day award.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 01, 2007, 05:57:52 PM
In an effort to prove you wrong, I plugged "Candida Doyle" into Google image search to try to find a picture of her in a hot or semi-hot pose. Naughty pictures surruptiously taken by an old boyfriend back in Belfast, an outtake from an FHM photo shoot, something that would give you that elusive full, half, or even quarter chubby.

It was a wasted effort. The best I could come up with was an image of the cover of "This is Hardcore". The woman on it is not Candida.

I'm beginning to think you might be on to something.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on May 01, 2007, 07:15:04 PM
Michael Jackson? 

Stage invaded, children injured.  Nose intact. (http://www.mlp.cz/space/opatrilp/Pulp/the_Brits_96.html)

Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on May 02, 2007, 11:53:17 PM
Not sleeping is not a long-term plan to increase productivity.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: doves on May 03, 2007, 01:48:49 PM
I just found Buzz's lastfm radio station and it rules!  Thanks Buzz!
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on May 03, 2007, 05:47:47 PM
It does eh? Thx!
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 03, 2007, 10:19:26 PM
Why is it that when we see a movie in 3-D we go "oooh" and "aaah" at what we are seeing... and yet when we experience everyday "life" in the same normal 3-D we're liable to just go "feh"? Perhaps we need to wear those funky glasses all the time?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on May 04, 2007, 12:12:56 PM
Do you suppose that social anthropologists are disappointed when they attend the Cavalcade of Customs show?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Content Chick on May 04, 2007, 01:39:45 PM
I don't believe I've ever heard the word "cavalcade" used outside of "Cavalcade of Customs."
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 04, 2007, 02:47:00 PM
I remember when I saw K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider at the Cavalcade of Customs at Hara Arena.

Damn right I'm from SW Ohio!
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 04, 2007, 03:46:45 PM
I just want to say how much I love this smiley:  :disco:
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 04, 2007, 04:03:37 PM
Does that really count as a smiley?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 04, 2007, 04:35:18 PM
You can't even really call it an emoticon. It's more of an image.

And again I say: I see the two turntables, but where's the microphone?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on May 04, 2007, 05:48:20 PM
Yeah, I wonder Where It's At??
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: rva on May 04, 2007, 07:58:07 PM
I don't understand.  Last week I thought Brad and Angelina were doing great.  This week I found out she's been hitting on other guys.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 04, 2007, 10:56:58 PM
And again I say: I see the two turntables, but where's the microphone?

I don't think you want to know

Can we say "maraca"?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on May 05, 2007, 11:05:50 AM
i hope that talking frankly about constantly switching medications doesn't make people around here think i'm a loon. 
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on May 08, 2007, 07:41:25 AM
My hands smell like red onions.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 08, 2007, 08:19:38 AM
Were you cooking?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on May 08, 2007, 08:30:49 AM
Were you cooking?

I made a ham and cheese wrap this morning that has red onions in it.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Atzend on May 08, 2007, 01:08:16 PM
Hey, lady in line at the sub place for lunch!  Don't stand so close to me!
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on May 08, 2007, 01:11:12 PM
When will I learn not to go to the Asian Feed Trauth for lunch?  I think Mei Fun is Chinese for laxative.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 08, 2007, 11:32:07 PM
I feel as if I need some kind of expensive vice, habit or hobby which allows me to spend my money on me for a change.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on May 09, 2007, 09:12:45 AM
hookers and blow. 
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on May 09, 2007, 09:30:34 AM
CR,

I suggest engaging in a hobby that has the potential to kill you.  Think about it.  Michael Kennedy, John Denver, Dale Earnhart, Katherine the Great, Elvis, Michael Hutchence, Pete Doherty, they all died doing something related to their hobbies.

That way, when you pilot your hang-glider into high-tension lines or whatever, we can all say, "It's a shame he's dead, but at least he died doing something that he loved." 

Helpfully,
FG

Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 09, 2007, 10:16:22 AM
I feel as if I need some kind of expensive vice, habit or hobby which allows me to spend my money on me for a change.
Travel to NYC, duh.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: rva on May 09, 2007, 11:52:32 AM
There's this stupid ad on one of the baseball sites I visit.  It's either for some kind of casino or cheesy dating service, I can't remember.

Anyway, the woman in the ad creeps me out totally.  It's like a cute twelve year old girl face on a ridiculously curvy body.   



Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on May 09, 2007, 11:54:12 AM
That does sound creepy... what site is it?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on May 09, 2007, 12:22:19 PM
That sounds hot...what site is it?

fix'd 'er for ya.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 09, 2007, 12:47:17 PM
Yeah, next time you see it, save a copy of the picture and post it here so we can see for ourselves.

There's something always laughable about sites whose production values are so low-rent, yet they want you to spend a lot of your hard-earned dollars there. Can you say disconnect?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on May 09, 2007, 02:58:29 PM
Who knew that there were so many colors in the bandanna spectrum?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on May 10, 2007, 10:53:58 AM
Clemson opens it's 2007 football season against Florida State. I guess we won't be going to the opening game this year because those tickets will be impossible to get!
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 10, 2007, 12:21:36 PM
How come you hear of right-wing christians and right-wing catholics... but you never hear of right-wing Buddhists?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on May 11, 2007, 09:25:16 AM
I thought for a moment this morning that I had found the greatest tea in the history of mankind:

White Tea w/Tang

Alas, Tang was just a system abbreviation for Tangerine.  BLAST!

Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 11, 2007, 11:46:05 AM
If you type "Boil-B-Q" into Google, Butter's user profile page is the fourth item on the results page.

Out of five total.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on May 11, 2007, 02:04:31 PM
I don't hear it very often, but when I do, "Mountain Song" by Janes Addiction makes me want to shout out "YES" in a Beavis voice.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: rva on May 11, 2007, 02:18:12 PM
Today I went to the bathroom and there was a giant 3 inch cockroach in one of the urinals.

After pondering for a second about what to do, I realized it was the urinal without the cake/strainer thing at the bottom.  So I went over and peed on the roach, carefully guiding my stream of urine so as to wash him into the little puddle at the bottom.  And then I flushed him.

Afterwards, it occurred to me that this might be viewed as strange or abnormal behavior.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 11, 2007, 02:25:01 PM
I probably would have done the same thing. It seems like the wisest course of action to me.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on May 11, 2007, 02:26:43 PM
Cockaroaches are well known for their participation in watersports, so don't sweat it.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 13, 2007, 10:27:49 AM
When staying in a hotel anywhere in the world, get the bible out of the bedside drawer, and in a neat but legible pen write
"All the best, Jesus"
on one of the introductory pages
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on May 13, 2007, 04:07:15 PM
Haha!  You sick bastard.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on May 13, 2007, 04:44:17 PM
Concrete Blonde - "Tomorrow, Wendy"...I love this song...
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on May 14, 2007, 07:31:54 AM
Eggs are the most filling breakfast that I have found.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: doves on May 14, 2007, 09:16:01 AM
When staying in a hotel anywhere in the world, get the bible out of the bedside drawer, and in a neat but legible pen write
"All the best, Jesus"
on one of the introductory pages

"I wrote a novel just for you
It sounds pretentious
But it's true..."   -Placebo

Will do!  :D
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on May 15, 2007, 06:51:13 AM
Scrambled eggs, grits, and cheese all mixed together in the same bowl. Mmmmmmm......
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on May 15, 2007, 08:12:54 AM
i made cheese grits last night and they were awesome, c-fan.  let me know if you want the recipe! 
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on May 15, 2007, 08:42:38 AM
Yes please!
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: doves on May 15, 2007, 10:33:56 AM
Scrambled eggs, grits, and cheese all mixed together in the same bowl. Mmmmmmm......

oooh, (slobber) I think I gained 2 lbs just reading that. :angel:

It was worth it.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on May 16, 2007, 12:59:35 PM
Well I'll be danged, Ziggy Stardust was right. We've got Five Years. (http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30200-1265731,00.html?f=rss)
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Salad Days on May 16, 2007, 01:32:16 PM
I just noticed that my signature read "arpe canum" instead of "carpe canum"*

now i'm trying to figure out if that got screwed up somehow while the boards were updated in my absence, or if I'm just a silly goose and its been fucked up from the start.


*The Critic reference





Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on May 16, 2007, 02:17:29 PM
I just noticed that my signature read "arpe canum" instead of "carpe canum"*

now i'm trying to figure out if that got screwed up somehow while the boards were updated in my absence...
The latter.  If you posted once in a while you'd have seen the thread.   ;D
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 16, 2007, 02:28:27 PM
Aw, why did you tell him? We probably could have had him believing it's been messed up the whole time if we had wanted to...
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on May 16, 2007, 09:58:15 PM
I wanted to.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 19, 2007, 12:47:51 AM
Seen on the car in front of me at a stop light yesterday:
(http://www.rof.com/photos/2290-PQ-1.jpg)

Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 19, 2007, 10:36:59 AM
Yeah, I'm over the whole Flying Spaghetti Monster meme.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 19, 2007, 11:14:31 AM
Bah. It's still funny.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 19, 2007, 09:45:36 PM
I'm glad you enjoyed it. Me, I was never really a big fan.

But that's why I don't have one of those on my car.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Salad Days on May 20, 2007, 05:48:35 AM
I just noticed that my signature read "arpe canum" instead of "carpe canum"*

now i'm trying to figure out if that got screwed up somehow while the boards were updated in my absence...
The latter.  If you posted once in a while you'd have seen the thread.   ;D

heh

id actually like to see that thread
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 20, 2007, 11:51:58 AM
I just noticed that my signature read "arpe canum" instead of "carpe canum"*

now i'm trying to figure out if that got screwed up somehow while the boards were updated in my absence...
The latter.  If you posted once in a while you'd have seen the thread.   ;D

id actually like to see that thread

http://www.randomville.com/Daily/index.php/topic,104325.0.html
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: rva on May 22, 2007, 02:57:28 PM
The terrestrial exemption is for performance rights a legal oddity.  The reason the radio stations don't have to pay performance fees is because the playing of records on radio was supposedly advertising. 

When it came time to determine the fees for a radio play way back when, a compromise was reached (just like the one the webcasters are negotiating now) as to how much should be paid, and the removal of performance fees was part of the compromise.  It's really not very sound legally.

A lot of artists that are pushing for this.  Yes, real artists.  The kind that got screwed by major labels and never made much money, but have critical acclaim and can get their stuff on the radio without a big promo push.  Like Aimee Mann. 

If terrestrial radio has to pay performance fees just like internet radio, then the costs of the two formats would be more in line.  I don't like it because I like a lot of college radio and public radio stations and this would be bad for them.

But if I was a fucking retard whose only two coherent thoughts are "Clear Channel Sucks" and "WOXY rules"  I would be pretty happy with this rule.  It sucks out CC profits, and it makes the costs of an internet radio play similar to the cost of terrestrial.  Which makes it easier for internet stations to complete.

oh wait, someone said "RIAA."  The RIAA suxxors!!!!  I don't know jack shit about intellectual property!!! I'm against this rule!!!!

Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on May 22, 2007, 07:30:38 PM
Nah, intellectual property is overrated. Artists should just give away their music. They don't need to make a living, do they? [/sarc]

Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: rva on May 23, 2007, 05:11:10 PM
Separated at birth?

(http://pulp.bluecircus.net/archives/2d_dd2_1024.jpg) vs (http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42961000/jpg/_42961397_bale203.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 23, 2007, 10:06:18 PM
So he's transferred, then?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 25, 2007, 01:24:21 PM
Dollar Stores always seems to have their own peculiar smell.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 25, 2007, 01:27:10 PM
I bet Poundstretcher stores smell twice as strong.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 25, 2007, 02:02:20 PM
I decided that this spring was a little too hectic for me. I played on two soccer teams, a softball team, and a kickball team. Plus all my other commitments and social engagements = I've been busy.

So this summer I thought I'd slow it down a little bit. The kickball team will end before June is over, and the softball team will be ongoing through July. So I signed up for a Tuesday night soccer team and a Friday night soccer team, thinking that my life would be easy enough with just that. Things were looking perfect.

Then my work team just decided to play again this summer, now conflicting with the Friday night team. D'oh! So what did I do?
I signed up.



Dammit. It's going to be a sweaty summer.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 27, 2007, 03:54:46 PM
You know what I'm doing now? I'm using Wikipedia to find out about all the things that are referenced in Sufjan Stevens's Illinois album.

The Indy 500 is in a rain delay and I'm bored.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on May 28, 2007, 07:06:15 PM
No rain + lots of rain = mud
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 30, 2007, 04:12:32 PM
There's some real whack jobs on the Internet.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on May 31, 2007, 10:42:56 AM
As far as I'm concerned no one, with the possible exception of the Queen of England (nooo, not Morrissey...the real Queen), should be allowed to refer to themselves in the third person.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 31, 2007, 10:50:03 AM
Rickey Henderson would like to dispute that.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 31, 2007, 10:56:13 AM
I don't mind it when a whackjob athlete (who makes me laugh) does it...

Rickey being my prime example.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 31, 2007, 11:09:15 AM
Rickey takes umbrage in your characterization of Rickey as a whack job.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on May 31, 2007, 11:24:48 AM
We are NOT amused.  ;)
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 31, 2007, 11:58:51 AM
Thank you, Queen Victoria.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: doves on May 31, 2007, 12:22:08 PM
Thank you, Queen Victoria.

That's Mr. Queen Victoria to you.



Jimmy thinks Elaine is *hot!*
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on May 31, 2007, 01:57:39 PM
My favorite Rickey quote is when he called up the GM of the Padres, Kevin Towers, and left a message saying, "Hi Kevin, this is Rickey calling on behalf of Rickey. Rickey would like to speak with you."

Classic.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 31, 2007, 02:00:49 PM
The funny thing was, it wasn't just the Padres. Rickey called every GM while he was looking for a job and told them "Rickey thinks that Rickey can help your team."

My favorite Rickey quote was when he was on Jim Rome's show and, explaining about his propensity to misspeak from time to time, said it was because "sometimes I have too much speed in my mouth."
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on May 31, 2007, 04:00:38 PM
After Wendell posted in it, the question of the day thread had 1313 replies and 13113 views.

Then I went and loused that up by clicking on it.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on June 01, 2007, 10:08:48 AM
Wait until it has 1337 replies. That'll rock!
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on June 01, 2007, 10:09:37 AM
No, it'll r0xxor.

Get it straight. ;)
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: doves on June 01, 2007, 04:50:52 PM
As I walked into the bank today, I caught sight of myself in the security monitor.

In my flip-flops, ratty t-shirt, crappy hair....holy shit, I looked just like a clapped-out broke-ass Britney Spears.   OMG I need help!!!!
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: trixi on June 01, 2007, 05:00:56 PM
As I walked into the bank today, I caught sight of myself in the security monitor.

In my flip-flops, ratty t-shirt, crappy hair....holy shit, I looked just like a clapped-out broke-ass Britney Spears.   OMG I need help!!!!

thanks for the laugh!  At least we know you have better musical tastes ;)
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on June 01, 2007, 06:34:54 PM
crappy hair

Hey! Britney bought that hair!
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on June 05, 2007, 11:21:50 AM
Duke's Mayonnaise is my favorite mayonnaise. I have to stock up next time I go back to SC.

(http://www.hometownfavorites.com/images/items/Large/hfsa118.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on June 05, 2007, 11:34:29 AM
What's special about Duke's?  I'm a Hellman's man myself.  I can't tell the difference between the regular and reduced fat varieties, which is great.  Can't stand Kraft, it's too sweet or something.

Miracle Whip, on the other hand, is a crime against Mayo.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on June 05, 2007, 11:54:46 AM
Miracle Whip is nasty!!!!

It's hard to explain what's so special about Duke's. It's not sweet and it's not tangy, it's just good. It tastes like mayonnaise is supposed to taste like. I realize that doesn't tell you much but the next time you come over, I'll let you taste the difference.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: MissKitty on June 05, 2007, 12:36:30 PM
CFan, you might be able to find that mayo at the Jubilee in Carlisle. They have a LOT of items that are usually exclusive to the south, and that label looks familiar to me. All my Tennessee-transplant relatives shop there for their southern fix, and I thought my aunt was going to burst into tears when she found some small label brand of chow-chow that she knew from her youth.

Next time I am in there I will look for it and let you know.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: rva on June 05, 2007, 01:01:24 PM
Why is music memorabilia so stupid?  I mean, why would I want Flea's signature on a telecaster pick guard?  That's like asking Joe Montana to sign a Florida Marlins jersey.  It don't make no kind of sense.  Flea plays (I think) a Jazz Bass and a Music Man.  They both have pick guards.  And the Jazz Bass being Fender, it's no more difficult to obtain than a telecaster pick guard.  You can just buy them in bulk.

Even weirder, why would I want a Britney Spears-signed tele pick guard?  Does she, or do any of her fans even know or care what that object is?  Couldn't you just buy a bunch of cheap bra's and have her sign those?  You'd probably be able to sell them for a lot more money than her signature on some weird piece of plastic.

Here's another one:  Eric Clapton.  Why is he signing a tele pickguard?  Or a cheap-ass Rogue guitar?  You could argue that Britney and Flea fans might not know a whole lot about music, but if you are a Clapton fan you know he is forever associated with one guitar: the Stratocaster.  It's a hugely famous and easily recognizable guitar largely because Clapton made it that way.

Is anyone dumb enough to want these things?  It's basically screaming "Hi, I have Clapton's expensive autograph but clearly I know nothing about him or music in general."
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on June 05, 2007, 01:06:40 PM
CFan, you might be able to find that mayo at the Jubilee in Carlisle. They have a LOT of items that are usually exclusive to the south, and that label looks familiar to me. All my Tennessee-transplant relatives shop there for their southern fix, and I thought my aunt was going to burst into tears when she found some small label brand of chow-chow that she knew from her youth.

Next time I am in there I will look for it and let you know.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on June 05, 2007, 01:26:14 PM
Miracle Whip is an abomination, not a condiment.  I'm still scarred from growing up in a Miracle Whip home.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on June 05, 2007, 01:40:35 PM
All mayonnaise is disgusting. Miracle Whip is not alone in this regard.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 05, 2007, 08:33:19 PM
I feel compelled to defend Miracle Whip. It's not that bad - it's just not mayo. (Plus, that's what I grew up eating.)
Title: Is this a random thread or is this a Miracle Whip thread?
Post by: Fourthisto on June 05, 2007, 08:54:47 PM
The mind boggles at the timer I've just noticed today, at the top of this message board's screen(s). My total time logged in is a mere "1 hours and 15 minutes". Can I sort the user list by log time to see who has the most time on their fingers?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 05, 2007, 08:59:33 PM
The mind boggles at the timer I've just noticed today, at the top of this message board's screen(s). My total time logged in is a mere "1 hours and 15 minutes". Can I sort the user list by log time to see who has the most time on their fingers?
This is as of the new boards. Check the bottom right of this page (http://www.randomville.com/Daily/index.php?action=stats) (available as a link near the bottom of the home page).
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on June 06, 2007, 09:48:51 AM
This is as of the new boards. Check the bottom right of this page (http://www.randomville.com/Daily/index.php?action=stats) (available as a link near the bottom of the home page).
Holy crap. I had no idea I had started so many threads. And here I thought I wasn't much of a conversation starter...
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on June 06, 2007, 09:51:07 AM
This is as of the new boards. Check the bottom right of this page (http://www.randomville.com/Daily/index.php?action=stats) (available as a link near the bottom of the home page).
Holy crap. I had no idea I had started so many threads. And here I thought I wasn't much of a conversation starter...

I'm amazed that I'm the #2 topic starter! I would've never guessed that.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 06, 2007, 10:12:30 AM
Tommorow night MK & I are both going for a Brazillion
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on June 06, 2007, 10:25:06 AM
Tommorow night MK & I are both going for a Brazillion
In the immortal words of G. "Dubya" Bush:  "How much is a brazillion?"
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: snakelady on June 06, 2007, 10:01:07 PM
It's finals week so why am I screwing off?

I got my bachelors 20 years ago - why did I decide to go back to school?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on June 07, 2007, 07:02:00 AM
I'm right there with you, snakelady.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: trixi on June 07, 2007, 09:26:57 PM
for snakelady and CF...I think it's fab that you're both in school.     ;D
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on June 19, 2007, 05:01:40 PM
(http://boingboing.net/images/51Y0TYW62DL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on June 19, 2007, 09:46:26 PM
You know that story in the beginning of 40 Year Old Virgin where Steve Carrell talks about wanting a chicken salad all weekend, so he goes out and buys all the ingredients, spends all day making it, and then by the time he's done doesn't even want it?

I just did that with a fruit salad. I spent too much time cutting fruit and eating it as I went that by the time I was done, I didn't even want it anymore. Dammit. 
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: va-vacious on June 19, 2007, 09:58:33 PM
that happens to me all the time.  This is why I don't cook anymore.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: doves on June 20, 2007, 07:52:01 AM
(http://boingboing.net/images/51Y0TYW62DL._SS500_.jpg)

Great, you found the picture of your daily commute!  :D
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on June 20, 2007, 06:29:09 PM
Dylan's "Buckets of Rain" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_JnGYDeEN4) = Mungo Jerry's In the Summertime (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdkcB5fOCSQ)?

Side points:

a) Whatever world Mungo Jerry was considered cool, please transport me to that magical land where, within 4 minutes of arriving, I shall receive the nickname "Cap't Mega-Sexy Not Dr. Zaius Lookin' Mutha Fucka ROTFLMAO Man"

and

b) A play:

Mungo: "I'm Mungo.  I sing, write the songs and play the guitar."
Magical Land Ladies: "Swooon!!!"
Jerry: "I'm Jerry.  I dribble in an empty moonshine bottle."
Magical Land Ladies: "Grody.  Let's hump Mungo...Wait, nevermind...who is this strapping man over there?  Let us sex him nasty and give him a ridiculously verbose nickname."

Moral: Thick stripe tennis socks.

Oh yeah, and have a drink, have a drive, go out and see what you can find line might have been the best lyric EVER of not for If her daddy's rich, take her out for a meal/if her daddy's poor, just do what you feel. 
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 20, 2007, 06:43:52 PM
They did have another hit called "Baby Jump"

May have influenced Gary Glitter
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on June 21, 2007, 02:59:48 PM
every once in a while, i like to google my name, as well as "vizzah" and see what comes up.  i never realized how lengthy and out of control the "ask vizzah" threads got over on the woxy boards.  oh, and that i used to be witty.  those were good times. 
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on June 21, 2007, 03:30:46 PM
vizzah, why is the sky blue?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on June 21, 2007, 03:40:09 PM
every once in a while, i like to google my name, as well as "vizzah" and see what comes up.  i never realized how lengthy and out of control the "ask vizzah" threads got over on the woxy boards.  oh, and that i used to be witty.  those were good times. 

Inspired, I looked up a couple of old threads via this route.  I also found that I used to be witty.  What a surprise!

Here are my 2 favorites.

http://woxy.lala.com/boards/archive/index.php/t-7953.html

http://woxy.lala.com/boards/archive/index.php/t-13296.html
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on June 21, 2007, 03:46:22 PM
This was, perhaps, one of your greatest moments:

It is a mind filter that works not unlike that of a cigarette filter. You see, nasty comments and inappropriate words are actually much larger than regular ones. With the new BUTTRESS3000 MIND FILTER (TM), you can make any social gathering a comfortable and tasteful one.

Just watch:

Person A: So, my cousin is going away to prison for a few years for drug smuggling. He was actually stupid enough to hide drugs in his rectum.

Person B: Rectum? I nearly killed 'em!

Now, with the new BUTTRESS3000:

Person A: So, my cousin is going away to prison for a few years for drug smuggling. He was actually stupid enough to hide drugs in his rectum.

Person B: Speaking of rectums, care to have consensual anal sex?

True, it has some compatibility problems with blocking inappropriate sexual comments, but still in all we think that you'll find the BUTTRESS3000 to be a worthy addition to your corpus callosum!
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 21, 2007, 03:50:02 PM
Them's were the days
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on June 21, 2007, 03:51:15 PM
vizzah, why is the sky blue?

If were a scientist, I would tell you something like, "The blue color of the sky is due to Rayleigh scattering. As light moves through the atmosphere, most of the longer wavelengths pass straight through. Little of the red, orange and yellow light is affected by the air." 

But since science mostly consists of information fabricated by Godless liberals, here is my answer:

Since beautiful unicorns and rainbows consume the better part of our atmosphere, the blue in the sky is simply the reflective gleam from these things, as well as the baby Jesus. 

Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on June 22, 2007, 09:29:28 PM
You know that (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtPtKrdY45U) crackhead Dave Chappelle plays on his show?  His voice reminds me a lot of Curtis Mayfield. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrHezTLex2s&mode=related&search=)

Also, I regret to inform you that I never had my ass kicked by Jason Bateman.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 23, 2007, 12:14:58 AM
This really deserves it's own thread.....

(http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/776/dinochristsmallgu0.gif)
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on June 25, 2007, 04:44:47 PM
Some people call me Maurice.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 25, 2007, 04:50:23 PM
Where does being nice former co-worker/trainer stop and the annoyed "you took notes, refer back to them and stop pestering me" former coworker begin? I find myself teetering on the edge...

Or is it the russian pop music being pumped out of the office across the hall?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Buzzstein on June 26, 2007, 02:49:15 PM
Some people call me Maurice.

Are you a space cowboy?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on June 26, 2007, 03:17:57 PM
Some people call me Maurice.

Are you a space cowboy?


Wah wah.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on June 27, 2007, 08:00:00 AM
The kids here are obsessed with playing pirates. Here's Ethan playing pirates this morning:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v633/agprice98/IMG_1436.jpg)


Notice the one shoe on. He said that the leg without a shoe is his wooden leg.

Here's Pirate Ethan 2 years ago:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v633/agprice98/PirateEthan2a.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: MissKitty on June 27, 2007, 09:39:06 AM
How cute!
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: rva on June 27, 2007, 07:33:29 PM
RVA: Hey, it's raining.
Friend:  Too bad.  We're going anyway.
RVA:  Dude.  Come on.  It's raining. 
Friend:  You said you'd go, if I went to see that The Slip band.
RVA:  Yeah, that's a purely selfless act on my part.  I'm going to endure Asia simply to introduce you to an awesome band.
Friend:  You've never introduced me to any awesome bands.
RVA:  Remember four or five years ago?  I bought you an album for your birthday?  Yeah, who's your favorite band?
Friend:  Drive-By Truckers.  How long are you going to keep talking about it?
RVA:  How long are you going to keep denying I did that?
Friend:  Look, you *said* you wanted to go. 
RVA:  I was drunk.  I didn't want to.  And now it's raining.  And it's ASIA for God's sake.
Friend:  Hey man, I took you at your word.
RVA:  You didn't see it in my eyes?  The insincerity?  Because it should really come as no surprise....
Friend:  Fuck you.
RVA:  Okay.  Okay.  I'll be there in ten minutes.

*sigh*
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on June 27, 2007, 09:46:44 PM
At least you have "Friend."

Random musing: I'm realizing lately how pathetically bored I am. With everything.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: MissKitty on June 28, 2007, 09:29:16 AM
RVA, you went to see ASIA?!

Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: doves on June 28, 2007, 09:42:01 AM
It was the heat of the moment...heat of the moment...
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: rva on June 28, 2007, 12:22:49 PM
I pretty much hate progrock.  Second, Asia isn't even real progrock.  It's supergroup, studio, AOR-friendly sellout progrock.  It's not Yes, or King Crimson.... it's Asia.  That's like instead of a Led Zeppelin tour, Jimmy Page decides to reunite The Firm.

But at the end of the day, it's still Carl Palmer, John Wetton, Steve Howe, and Geoff Downes.  And they are kinda rock legends.  There's no denying they have a ton of talent on their respective instruments.  I like music enough generally that if you can force me to a show, I almost always have a good time.

And honestly, they played a good show.  It was kind of nice to see people who are amazingly proficient at their instruments, as opposed to indie shows where people are (hopefully) competent and it's all about chemistry.  I miss drum solos and guitar solos sometimes. 

They played "Court of the Crimson King" which was kind of cool.  And then one song later, Geoff Downes disappeared and came back with the gigantic glasses and shiny plastic suit and they did "Video Killed the Radio Star." 

So you know, anytime you get a King Crimson song (and I'm not even a huge KC fan) and the Buggles in the same set, that's enough to make the evening a mild winner.
 





Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on June 29, 2007, 08:32:10 AM
i had the weirdest dream last night that i got a free trip to paris, yet paris looked just like nashville...but with an ocean and palm trees.  then i realized i was so stoked about a free vacation that i forgot everything at home.  then bugs strated coming out of my skin.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on June 29, 2007, 09:11:23 AM
i had the weirdest dream last night that i got a free trip to paris, yet paris looked just like nashville...but with an ocean and palm trees.  then i realized i was so stoked about a free vacation that i forgot everything at home.  then bugs strated coming out of my skin.


The free vacation people forgot to mention the bug/skin side effect before you booked the trip.  It happens.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on June 29, 2007, 10:19:12 AM
We get calls about winning free vacations all the time.  I love a free vacation once in a while, but I feel bad that we win so many, I wish they'd give somebody else a chance.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on June 29, 2007, 12:13:23 PM
- "Thank you for calling Cingular, how can I help you?"
- "I need to pay my balance and cancel my account because I'm moving out of the country"
- "Okay, what is your credit card number?"
- "1234 5678 9012 3456"
- " Okay, that's been taken care of. You'll still owe $70 in the pro-rated cancellation fee as well as your June payment"
- "Can't I just do that now?"
- "No, that won't hit your account until the end of your billing cycle, which is July 1"
- "So I can't pay that until then?"
- "That's correct"
- "Can I log on to the website after July 1 and pay it then?"
- "No, your online access was terminated when we closed your account. You can hit *BAL on your phone to find out your balance, however"
- "That's great, but I'm going out of the country, remember?"
- "Oh, that's right."
- "So how I'm I supposed to pay the bill?"
- "Well, do you have someone who's taking care of your mail?"
(stunned silence)
- "Let me ask you this. After July, can I call this number and pay by credit card like I just did with this bill?"
- "Yes, you can do that."
- "Okay, I'll just do that. Thank you."

I guess Cingular didn't want to take my money right now. I won't argue with that.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on June 29, 2007, 03:08:35 PM
This (http://www.cnn.com/2007/LAW/06/29/astronaut.arrest.ap/index.html) was my favorite headline of the day.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 29, 2007, 10:57:31 PM
Pirate Humor (http://www.cartoonbank.com/item/43774)
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on June 30, 2007, 06:14:57 PM
That actually made me chuckle out loud a bit. Well done!
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on July 02, 2007, 07:56:25 AM
From SNL back when it was good:

Sabra Price is Right

Uri: Alright-alright-alright! Good-good-good! Yes-yes, welcome-welcome to Sabra Price Is Right! I am Uri! Okay so we show you beautiful merchandise; and you people, you guess price. So okay let's look at first merchandise!

[Shot: cheap-looking clock-radio]

Harvey: Alright is Summit clock-radio! Clock-radio from Summit! Is good!

Uri: Okay-okay now who can tell me the correct price for the clock-radio? [To Contestant #1] You!

Contestant #1: I'll guess $25.

Uri: What-what-what-what!? What you mean!? What you mean $25!?

Contestant #1: I don't know-

Uri: Is a Summit clock-radio! Is great merchandise!

Contestant #1: Okay-$35?

Uri: Oh, $35! I don't believe this! Alright-alright someone else! [Moves on to Contestant #2] You-you-you!

Contestant #2: I don't know.$40?

Uri: $40 for a clock-radio!!??

Contestant #2: Uh, it doesn't seem like-er-what's it worth, really?

Uri: What is it worth!? Over $200! I sell it for less, you see!

Contestant #2: Okay, $75.

Uri: Oh! This is an insult, an insult! [moves on to Contestant #3] Okay, you! You!

Contestant #3: So it's worth more than $75?

Uri: Yes-yes! At least $150!

Contestant #3: How about $80?

Uri: Alright-alright-alright $80. Is good, is good. [Takes Contestant #3 by the arm and drags him onstage.] Okay congratulations. [They are joined by two Stagehands, who bring on the clock-radio.] Nice clock-radio; and you give a check to my wife backstage.

Contestant #3: No, no, no-what check? I don't want to buy it!

Uri: What do you mean? You asked for a deal!

Contestant #3: No, no, no. This is a game show-!

[Uri and the Stagehands chatter in Arabic, while Contestant #3 is escorted backstage.]

Uri: Okay Harvey we need a new contestant!

Harvey: Okay so Jennifer Hughes, come on let's go!

[Jennifer Hughes, AKA Contestant #4, emerges from the audience and takes what was Contestant #3's mark.]

Uri: Alright; come-on-come-on-come-on; go-go-go-go-go-go; alright-alright; so-so, welcome-welcome!

Contestant #4: Hi, I'm a teacher from Northport-!

Uri: [cutting her off] No-no-no-no-no-no-no-no; please, this we do not care about. Just look at the item and guess price, alright?

Harvey: Is satellite dish from Pinnacle!

[Shot: worn-out and rusted V-aerial]

Uri: Pinnacle satellite dish, beautiful, for TV! Who is guessing, huh? Who, you? Let's go, let's go!

Contestant #1: I don't think that looks like a satellite dish.

Uri: What-what-what you don't think?! Huh?!

Contestant #1: Don't they rotate?

Uri: Oh so now I have to explain how a satellite works?? Now come-on-come-on this is thousands of dollars! I don't have time! [moves on to Contestant #2] You-you-you!

Contestant #2: Well, thousands?

Uri: Yes-yes of course!

Contestant #2: It's just.. I never heard of the company Pinnacle.

Uri: So? Pinnacle is good company! Inside is same as Toshiba! TOSHIBA GUTS! Is same thing!

Contestant #2: Will it help me get channels?

Uri: It won't hurt you getting channels. It won't hurt-this is Pinnacle! Why should it? Now-now come on, come on! So make a bid, come on!

Contestant #2: Okay, $200.

Uri: No-no this is an insult; I quit this game show.

Contestant #2: $220?

Uri: Alright, price is right; very good, very good. [Taking Contestant #2's arm, Uri herds him onto the stage, where both Stagehands rejoin them.] Come on, come on; get up here; let's go, let's go. Nice satellite dish; and you give a check to my wife backstage.

Contestant #2: But I don't want to buy it!

Uri: It's already wrapped!

Stagehand #2: It's already on the truck!

Contestant #2: Yeah, well, I don't want to buy it!

Stagehand #1: It's wrapped and on the truck!

Uri: Look-look-look-look-look, you just go backstage and give a check to my wife okay? Alright Harvey next person!

[Contestant #2 continues to protest as both Stagehands, jabbering in Arabic, escort him backstage.]

Harvey: Okay so Kevin Stubbs, come down let's go!

[Kevin Stubbs, AKA Contestant #5, emerges from the audience and takes what was Contestant #2's mark. Uri gazes at Contestant #5 suspiciously, while summoning Stagehand #1. Stagehand #1 comes over to stand at Uri's side.]

Uri: [to Stagehand #1, indicating Contestant #5] Watch him. [Stagehand #1 just stands there looking at Contestant #5] Well? Go-go-go now! Go now! [Stagehand #1 moves back from Uri's side and goes over to stand near Contestant #5.] Okay let's see next beautiful item!

[Stagehand #1 stands right by Contestant #5, just staring right at him.]

Contestant #5: What are you looking at?

Stagehand #1: Nothing; I'm just standing here that's all.

Uri: Come on come on, alright item please!

[Shot: rotary phone; the cord for its receiver has been ripped out]

Harvey: Is cordless telephone! No more cord for telephone!

Uri: [to Contestant #4] So you are very, very pretty so let's go out.

Contestant #4: Oh, uh.I-I'm really here more to-

Uri: What, you don't want to go out? Come on let's go! We'll go Disco!

[Both Stagehands walk up and begin adlibbing "Let's go disco! We'll go Disco!"]

Contestant #5: Uh, I got a guess-!

Contestant #1: My buzzer's not working.

Uri: What-what-what you mean your buzzer? What happened, what happened to your buzzer? What happened, you broke buzzer? Okay, now you pay for.

Contestant #1: Pay for it!?

Uri: Yes-yes! You-Broke-You-Buy, it's the rule!

Contestant #1: What am I going to do with a buzzer from a game show!!??

Uri: [demonstrating for her] Well why did you push so hard!? You push so hard!! Why did you push so hard!? You don't have to push so hard!! You just tap; see, you just tap; see, you tap. But you, you push; you break it, you break it! [Pulls her onstage by the arm] Okay come on; you go give a check to my wife backstage. That's a brand new buzzer!

Contestant #1: I thought this was supposed to be The Price Is Right!!

Uri: Is SABRA Price Is Right! Is same thing!

Contestant #1: What happened to Bob Barker!?

Uri: I am same person!! [Turns her around and sends her backstage] Alright-alright-alright new contestant Harvey!

Harvey: Alright so Eric Stegman! Come down let's go!

[Contestant #6, AKA Eric Stegman, emerges from the audience and takes what was Contestant #1's mark; he is carrying a cheap-looking CD player. A look of recognition crosses Uri's face.]

Uri: Now you look familiar.

Contestant #6: Yeah well, uh, I'm really just here to return something.

Uri: What-what-what you mean? What-what-what return!?

Contestant #6: Well, uh-I "won" this CD player. [shows it to Uri].

Uri: Yes-yes, beautiful, yes!

Contestant #6: Yeah, well it cost $500. Now I checked around, okay, and it retails at $216.

Uri: Oh, we are not retailers.

Contestant #6: Yeah, okay, yeah.and it doesn't work. Also, you said it had Sony guts.

Uri: No-no-no-no-no-no-no-no-no-no-no-no-no-no-no-no-no. What I said was, is like Sony guts. That was what I said.

Contestant #6: No, sorry; no, no, no.

Uri: Well what is your point!? When did you drop it?

Contestant #6: No, no.I didn't drop it, okay? It's not even a CD player. It's a child's bank!

Uri: Well this is what I told you, that it's a display model. Yes!

Contestant #6: No, no, no, no, no, no; you didn't tell me; no, no, no, no, no, no.!

Uri: No-no-no-no-no-no-no-no, I did.Look-No, I did-I remember what I told you. I told you it was a child's bank, not real CD!

Contestant #6: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, sorry!

Uri: I remember distinctly! Look-look-look-look, you are here to play the game. Harvey next item please!

[Shot: cheap-looking toaster-oven]

Harvey: Microwave from GE! Is General Electric! Very good!

Uri: [to Contestant #4] So when are we going to disco? Hm?

Contestant #4: Oh-uh, we-we're not going.

[Uri is joined by both Stagehands, who stand behind and to the side of Contestant #4.]

Uri: What do you mean? To disco!

Stagehand #1: Disco!

Uri: Good!

Stagehand #1: Good!

Uri: Disco!

Stagehand #2: Disco!

Uri: Good!

Stagehand #2: Good!

Uri: Disco!

Harvey: Disco!

Uri: Good!

Harvey: Good!

Uri: Disco!

Both Stagehands: Disco!

Uri: Good!

Both Stagehands: Good!

[They continue chanting and disco-dancing for several more seconds.]

Uri: Alright, alright; alright, alright-Microwave, very expensive! Who is guessing?

Contestant #5: Hey, uh, what happened to the cordless phone?

Uri: Alright look-look-look just take it okay? Just take it, take it; you win, you win. [He shoves the phone into Contestant #5's hands.] Yes okay go-go-go-go; out! [He rushes him from the buzzer toward Stagehand #1, who catches the Contestant by the shoulders.] Goodbye-goodbye-goodbye-goodbye!

Contestant #5: [to Stagehand #1] you don't have to touch me! [He is led off by the Stagehand.]

Uri: Alright Harvey next person!

Harvey: Kalid Abdul Adiz!

[Contestant #7, AKA Kalid Abdul Adiz, emerges from the audience and takes what was Contestant #5's mark; obviously, Uri knows this guy quite well indeed.]

Contestant #7: Alright!

Uri: What-what is this!? How can you get to play!!??

Contestant #7: I am in audience!

Uri: Alright okay look-Microwave?

Contestant #7: $20?

Uri: What you mean, $20!? This is microwave! You are crazy!! This is General Electric microwave!!

Contestant #7: No it is not! Impossible!

Uri: Oh I don't believe this! I don't want to play. [Both he and Contestant #7 throw their hands up in disgust.]

Contestant #7: I don't want to play!

Uri: I don't want to play!!

Contestant #7: I don't want to play!!!

Uri: Alright so let's disco! [He starts dancing.] Disco-disco! Good-good! Disco-disco good-good! [He is joined by Contestant #7, and by both Stagehands.]

Harvey: This has been Sabra Price Is Right! See you next time! Disco-disco-good-good!

Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on July 02, 2007, 09:46:05 AM
No matter how hard I try, I can't ever seem to use equal portions of shampoo and conditioner so that the bottles empty at the same time. I don't like having to open a new bottle of conditioner when I'm not through with the shampoo yet. I feel dirty inside.  :-[
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 02, 2007, 04:36:33 PM
This (http://www.cnn.com/2007/LAW/06/29/astronaut.arrest.ap/index.html) was my favorite headline of the day.
I think she doth protest too much.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on July 02, 2007, 07:43:25 PM
Who would've guessed that Bush would've commuted Scooter's sentence? 

Good things do indeed happen to good people.

Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 03, 2007, 11:32:35 AM
Good things do indeed happen to good people.
And also to evil toads who ruin the lives of others... apparently.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: doves on July 03, 2007, 12:20:16 PM
Who would've guessed that Bush would've commuted Scooter's sentence? 
Good things do indeed happen to good people.

Well, at least Paris Hilton went to jail! 

Minor infraction by annoying rich party girl: jail.

Compromise the security of the nation:  You silly rascal!  Go on!
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on July 03, 2007, 03:07:16 PM
http://www.gadling.com/2007/07/02/where-to-find-the-simpsons-themed-7-elevens/

Bitchin!

I work one block from the NYC one. Sweeeeeeeett!!!!!
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: doves on July 03, 2007, 04:30:07 PM
GAaaaH!  :o

You MUST visit and present full media account.  Lucky! :angel:
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on July 05, 2007, 02:04:28 PM
Dear Manufacturers of ED medications,

Please use Depeche Mode's "I Just Can't Get Enough" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLA3WA9QOh0) to shill your product.  A subtle lyrical change would be needed, but otherwise, it's a slam dunk.

Thank you for your consideration,
Fools "Virile" Gold

On a related note, has any band failed so tremendously in the whole leather/S&M/gay biker/tough guy look than early Depeche Mode?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 05, 2007, 06:28:03 PM
(http://www.b3ta.cr3ation.co.uk/data/jpg/4622.isay.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on July 06, 2007, 12:41:36 PM
Scene: The Foolsgold family is watching Sportscenter.

That annoying guy who says "Winner, winner, chicken dinner" all the fucking time:"…and the A's win."

Me:I hate the fucking A's.

Mrs. Foolsgold: I forget, why do you hate them.

Me:I hate them because it is right to hate them.  As it is right to hate the Braves and Astros and to a lesser extent any other sports team that hails from Texas.

Mrs. Foolsgold: Did the A's beat the Reds?

Me:Not recently, and, in fact, the last time we played them in a game of any consequence was Game 4 of the 1990 World Series when we swept those left coast bastards.

Mrs. Foolsgold: So, if we swept them, why do you hate them?

Me:Because nobody gave us a shot of winning that series.  And Jose Canseco is a jerk.

Mrs. Foolsgold: Wasn't that 17 years ago?  Half of your life ago?

Me:Yeah, but McGwire, Lansford, Eckersley, Ricky Henderson.  Dave Stewart for God's sake.

Mrs. Foolsgold: Is that your argument?

Me:Not exclusively, but they are just a bunch of jerks wearing a stupid looking uniform.

Mrs. Foolsgold: What are the other reason you hate them?

Me:I have lots of reasons.

Mrs. Foolsgold: Such as….

Me: Because Tony LaRussa is a drunk.  Did I mention Jose Canseco?

Mrs. Foolsgold: I think you did.  Besides, didn't you say that you wouldn't mind having LaRussa as the new Red's manager? 

Me:Whatever.

Mrs. Foolsgold: Now, should you really hate a team that the Reds never play, you never watch play and where all the players from 1990 are probably retired?

Me:Yes.  End of discussion.  I win.



Moral: Chicks don't get baseball.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on July 06, 2007, 12:58:51 PM
Moral: Chicks don't get baseball.

We get baseball. We just don't get men.

Mrs. Foolsgold = 1; Foolsgold = 0
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 06, 2007, 03:01:02 PM
No, you really don't get baseball apparently.

Official ruling: It is right to hate the A's.  Their name is just a letter for cripes sake... plus, you know... Canseco.

Foolsgold 1; Mrs. Foolsgold 0; Whigsgeek -10
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: rva on July 06, 2007, 03:49:52 PM
Every team from New York, California, Texas, and Florida sucks in every sport. 
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on July 06, 2007, 04:33:37 PM
Every team from New York, California, Texas, and Florida sucks in every sport. 

I second that.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on July 07, 2007, 12:05:03 AM
I have a soft spot for the Dodgers (blame/thank Fernando Valenzuela), but you're especially dead on with the inclusion of Florida teams. 

 
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on July 07, 2007, 02:25:42 AM
Every team from New York, California, Texas, and Florida sucks in every sport. 

Don't forget Massachusetts!

Fuckin' Chowds.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Lisa on July 07, 2007, 07:35:23 AM
Every team from New York, California, Texas, and Florida sucks in every sport. 

I understand the sentiment and for that reason....you should or could go along with this ... one of the sports I follow here in Oz is Rugby League...and me and my brothers as well as a ton of others absolutely detest ....  St.George  and you can add Penrith to that as well....

I know it makes no sense to you..but remember if the subject comes up or anyone ever asks you about australian rugby league (you never know...so in the off chance) your come back should be... 'hate the dragons ...but go the sharks!'..in your best australian accent if ya want!

thanks for ya time

lisa
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on July 07, 2007, 10:14:06 PM
That reminds me - we should probably add New South Wales to the list... ;D
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Lisa on July 08, 2007, 05:38:40 AM
That reminds me - we should probably add New South Wales to the list... ;D

oh so funny jonathon :P... you're living in the colonies now buddy...most remote part of the world or some such stuff....but you have the margaret river that is a plus!!!!... I can overlook your jealousy of not living in NSW ;D... hope the culture shock is not too bad

Lisa
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on July 08, 2007, 05:45:58 AM
Well if you asked Kel she'd say that all the Eastern states should be on that list...but I have a soft spot for Melbourne, so Victoria gets a pass.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Lisa on July 08, 2007, 07:35:38 AM
Well if you asked Kel she'd say that all the Eastern states should be on that list...but I have a soft spot for Melbourne, so Victoria gets a pass.

I'm not getting drawn into that...each to their own....... as I said, you got the margaret river ..and that's a beautiful part of the world... but i'll take my harbour city any day..... enjoy your stay in OZ
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on July 09, 2007, 03:00:50 AM
Looking forward to it. And being a "seppo" I don't have any built-in biases on the East/West divide, and can see the advantages of the whole country. Except maybe for Queensland. ;)

Hoping to go down to Margaret River next weekend, in fact.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Lisa on July 09, 2007, 07:35:13 AM
Looking forward to it. And being a "seppo" I don't have any built-in biases on the East/West divide, and can see the advantages of the whole country. Except maybe for Queensland. ;)

Hoping to go down to Margaret River next weekend, in fact.

I don't get involved in the east/west divide either .... but during football season and state of origin (and here's where we will agree)  ... I will always be from NSW I am not a Queenslander.....it's one of those things.

I hope you do get down to the Margaret River ...let us know...beautiful coastline, world renown surf break and a wine region 2nd to none, especially those reds

Anyway all the best for your new (married) life on the west coast, I hope you both are settling in well.... take care.

Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 09, 2007, 09:09:34 AM
Are you two still talking about Australia?  Go pet a kangaroo or something.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on July 09, 2007, 09:53:27 AM
^ Ahhh, what envy. 
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on July 09, 2007, 10:10:35 AM
Every team from New York, California, Texas, and Florida sucks in every sport. 

Don't forget Massachusetts!

Is this the hill you want to die on? (Dammit, where's that cowboy icon?)
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on July 09, 2007, 01:40:07 PM
Three hip hop points:

1) Few things are as pleasurable as listening to Chali 2na tear up a verse.
2) Fast rap may be gimmicky, but damn, I love it.
3) We need a hip hop thread in the music forum.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: rva on July 09, 2007, 05:22:35 PM
The more I think about it, the more I come to the conclusion that J5's sucked since 2000.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 09, 2007, 06:37:07 PM
If I hear Chasing Cars song one more time I will officially burn my Snow Patrol CDs.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on July 09, 2007, 08:48:40 PM
I really liked "Power in Numbers" a lot.  It was never going to capture the joy of "Quality", but there are some terrific songs on it. 

However, "Feedback" sucked.  Maybe by 2006 Zaakir ran out of ways to reference himself and the quality declined.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Salad Days on July 09, 2007, 10:43:22 PM
I really liked "Power in Numbers" a lot.  It was never going to capture the joy of "Quality", but there are some terrific songs on it. 

However, "Feedback" sucked.  Maybe by 2006 Zaakir ran out of ways to reference himself and the quality declined.

you just blew an easy opportunity to make a solid Quality Control joke

I totally agree with you on Feedback, though...they really missed Cut Chemist
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on July 09, 2007, 11:17:59 PM
A Day At The Races will always be a favorite. The rest.... *shrug*
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on July 10, 2007, 12:04:16 AM
Every team from New York, California, Texas, and Florida sucks in every sport. 

Don't forget Massachusetts!

Is this the hill you want to die on? (Dammit, where's that cowboy icon?)

Bring.
It.
On.


Fuckin' Chowds.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: rva on July 10, 2007, 03:27:35 PM
I dunno.  I think Feedback sucks because it's just a weak group effort overall-- the rhymes, the production, just the whole theory behind it. 

Losing Cut Chemist hurt, but DJ Nu Mark is no slouch.  Or at least he wasn't.  If they'd made a Cut Chemist-less album in 2000, it would have been fine.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on July 10, 2007, 03:31:14 PM
If you fart when you are alone in an elevator and then exit, you should be held accountable for your actions.  So when I say "Jesus, is something decomposing in here?" to you, you don't say, "What do you mean?" when your face turns bright red.

I know it is cliche, but when you fart and leave it, not only does the next poor sap have to get stuck with the stank, but will also probably be blamed for it when the next guy enters.

It is so not funny, unless I am the fart deliverer.  Then, and only then, is it hilarious.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: watusi on July 10, 2007, 03:37:01 PM
If you fart when you are alone in an elevator and then exit, you should be held accountable for your actions.  So when I say "Jesus, is something decomposing in here?" to you, you don't say, "What do you mean?" when your face turns bright red.

I know it is cliche, but when you fart and leave it, not only does the next poor sap have to get stuck with the stank, but will also probably be blamed for it when the next guy enters.

It is so not funny, unless I am the fart deliverer.  Then, and only then, is it hilarious.


i dunno, still sounds pretty funny from where i'm standin...

wa'HeWhoSmeltItDealtIt'tusi
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 10, 2007, 04:18:56 PM
Ditto.

kwyji 'The Smeller's The Feller' bo
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: rva on July 10, 2007, 10:15:03 PM
Office Space 2007

HR:  So, would it be possible for you to telecommute from home?
RVA:  Well, I'd need access to our data warehouse.
HR:  Yes, I understand your section would have special computer needs.  So you need special software?  Could we get it?
RVA:  Yeah, I'd probably need premium Vista to properly network and some sort of VPN client.
HR:  So if you had Vista Premium and this software, you wouldn't need to come in?
RVA:  It could be tough, me not being in the office.  I don't know how to put this, but I'm kind of a big deal.
HR:  We're just scoping out possibilities.  There's a Governor's Initiative...
RVA:  Well, I'd have to be able to interface with clients because I get calls pretty regularly...
HR:  Yes, I remember we had you on a cellphone a few years ago.  Would you need a Blackberry?
RVA:  Yeah, a Blackberry.  Probably more like a smartphone/PDA because it'd allow me to do more tech stuff on the fly.
HR:  So a smart phone?  Or a tablet PC?
RVA:  Yeah, one or the other.  Perhaps both.
HR:  So if we got you a smart phone, a tablet PC, and Vista Ultimate, would you be able to work from home?
RVA: Yeah.  I could make that sacrifice for the Governor.
HR:  And besides the direct cost savings from telecommuting, would there be other benefits for the Commonwealth?
RVA:  Yeah, having a more flexible schedule and not having to be in the office will make it easier for me to get my CLE credits and maintain my Bar membership.
HR:  What membership?
RVA:  The Bar.  I'm an attorney.
HR:  Really?  Because we're supposed to identify "persons with special skills" as well, and attorney is on the list.
RVA:  Yeah well, too bad it's illegal for me to practice because I can't attend my skills training.
HR:  So if you worked from home you'd be able to keep up your professional membership.
RVA:  Well, those classes are really expensive...
HR:  Oh, well you know the state should really be paying for that.  So I'll put you down for CLE classes, tablet PC, smart phone, Ultimate Vista.  And then you can work from home a day or two a week?
RVA:  I don't want to shortchange the taxpayers.  I'll work from home five days a week if you need me to.
HR:  Really?  That's awesome!  Thanks.
RVA:  No problem.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: slow-dog on July 10, 2007, 10:53:03 PM
I think Paula Cole shaved her pits for the all star game.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 10, 2007, 10:58:21 PM
Can you get your tax payers to encourage our tax payers that they want to go this route, too? Especially given the parking/traffic/ozone/employee morale/limited benefits/etc. situations? I'd like to pick up a second masters degree, if possible. Or perhaps a Ph.D.

(You're having quite the good job year, it seems. Yay!)
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 11, 2007, 08:32:33 AM
Was that a meeting with "The Bobs"?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: MissKitty on July 11, 2007, 09:21:04 AM
Rva, you're my hero.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on July 11, 2007, 05:42:17 PM
...

There is no graceful way of asking this.

...

Is it the hallmark of a good or bad porn flick if you find yourself getting into the music?

And, yeah, I've already thought of all conceivable "keeping time" jokes.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Content Chick on July 11, 2007, 10:31:30 PM
I'm on vacation from work this week but stayed home so I splurged and had a Vietnamese man rub my feet and paint my toenails. Despite being a total foot whore, I'm not a regular patron of these nail salons and they make me uncomfortable. I just can't imagine that people in Vietnam dream of coming to America so they can clean the toejam of middle class American women. How did this strange little ethnic specific industry start?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: redbobsled on July 12, 2007, 01:51:21 AM
Pedicures also make me uncomfortable.  It's usually worsened by the fact that I ALWAYS seem to get a cranky pedicurist.  (Is that a word?)  They always proceed to yell at me for not coming in more frequently so that they can keep my feet callous-free.  Considering I live in bare feet, I think I'd need 4x daily pedicures to keep my feet callous free, and that's just not in the cards.

Also, I am very ticklish, and I always shriek and pull my feet away, causing them to yell at me even more.

Pedicures are NOT a relaxing experience for me....other than the foot soaking part.  But even then, I find myself thinking..... did they clean out the foot bath thoroughly with bleach before I got here?  Will I get flesh-eating bacteria?  I once got an exceptionally sore big toe from an $80 Ritz Carlton pedicure - from them pushing down the cuticle too much and getting it irritated. 

Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Lisa on July 12, 2007, 06:36:36 AM
How did this strange little ethnic specific industry start?

This is alive and well in OZ, infact in every major shopping mall you'll find them

But I am guilty because my local (it's not one of those chain stores) nail/waxing salon is run by an amazing vietnamese lady named Kim, she's runs a fabulous business and i woould never go anywhere else.

Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Content Chick on July 12, 2007, 07:16:19 AM
Oh, I forgot to mention that the massaging spa chair at the nail salon seemed to be massaging my coochie. There was something moving down there and I can't imagine what else it was aiming for... my ass crack? It was right in the middle; not on the meat, if you know what I mean. Is that normal? Has anybody else been molested by a massage chair?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on July 12, 2007, 08:42:51 AM
Ethan and Alex are at my Mom's house in SC this week. My Grandma, Mom, brother, Ethan =, and Alex all went to lunch on Tuesday. They went to a seafood restaurant. Apparently at this place they give you baskets of hush puppies while you wait for your order. Ethan and Alex started quickly eating the hushpuppies. My Mom says "You can only have two and then you're going to have to wait until your meal comes." My brother added "Now don't fill up on those hush puppies." Ethan replied with "Hey, I'm on vacation!"
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on July 12, 2007, 09:45:41 AM
Quote from: Content Chick
Oh, I forgot to mention that the massaging spa chair at the nail salon seemed to be massaging my coochie. There was something moving down there and I can't imagine what else it was aiming for... my ass crack? It was right in the middle; not on the meat, if you know what I mean. Is that normal? Has anybody else been molested by a massage chair?

The pervert in me wants to know if it was possible that you enjoyed it? Did it have foolsgold's music playing in the background? I think I saw a porno with that chair in it once.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: rva on July 12, 2007, 01:39:18 PM
Lame music references I have made at staff meetings for no reason at all and that end up resulting in confusion and make me wonder what's wrong with me:

#1

HR: So, you know you're scheduled for ARMICS training tomorrow, right?  It's a pretty good class, I forget the woman who teaches it, but...

RVA:  Joan?

HR:  Pardon?

RVA:  Joan ARMICStraining.  Drop the Pilot?

HR:  um, what?

RVA: Never mind.  That was kind of bad.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: rva on July 12, 2007, 01:45:24 PM
Lame music references I have made at staff meetings for no reason at all and that end up resulting in confusion and make me wonder what's wrong with me:

#2

HR:  Let's talk about our plans and participation in the Commonhealth program.  As you know, the purpose of the program is--

RVA:  Fitter.  Happier. More productive.

HR:  Yes.  Good, RVA.  So--

RVA: Get-ting-on-bet-ter-with-as-so-ci-ates-em-ploy-ee-con-tem-por-ar-ies

HR:  uh....right..

RVA:  Ne-ver wash-ing-spi-ders-down-the-plug-hole.

HR: What?

RVA:  Like-a-cat-tied-to-a-stick-that's-

HR:  That's mean.  I love cats!
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 12, 2007, 01:49:07 PM
Whew... that's bad.  Reminds me of a conversation I had with a superior of mine about Guster once. 

"What kind of music do they play?"
"I dunno, just rock I guess."
"Rock?  You mean like... Bob Seager?"
"Um, no, not exactly."
"And they're called Gusto?"
"Guster."
"Oh, right. Yeah, never heard of 'em."
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: rva on July 12, 2007, 01:52:31 PM
Lame music references I have made at staff meetings for no reason at all and that end up resulting in confusion and make me wonder what's wrong with me:

#3

HR:  That's mean.  I love cats!
RVA:  They're so wonderfully, wonderfully, wonderfully pretty!
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: rva on July 12, 2007, 01:59:00 PM
Lame music references I have my boss has made at staff meetings for no reason at all and that end up resulting in confusion and make me wonder what's wrong with me him:

#4: 

RVA:  There seems to be something wrong with the SQL server. 

Boss:  Is it the agent?

RVA:  I don't know.  Probably.  Can you check on it?

Boss:  Sure.  I'm a man who leads a life a danger.

RVA:  uh...what?

Boss:  SQL Agent man! 

RVA:  That... ugh...

Boss:  That was awesome and you know it.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: trixi on July 12, 2007, 03:11:57 PM
While eating cereal last night, this question came to me:

I wondering  what it might feel like to pour corn flakes down my pants

...does anyone out there know?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 12, 2007, 03:27:44 PM
There's only one way to find out...
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 12, 2007, 03:50:55 PM
While eating cereal last night, this question came to me:

I wondering  what it might feel like to pour corn flakes down my pants

...does anyone out there know?

Dry or with milk?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on July 12, 2007, 09:46:36 PM
Lame music references I have made at staff meetings for no reason at all and that end up resulting in confusion and make me wonder what's wrong with me:

#3

HR:  That's mean.  I love cats!
RVA:  They're so wonderfully, wonderfully, wonderfully pretty!

I do that stuff all the time with Kelly. I make references to things that I damn well know she has no clue about because she didn't grow up in 1980's America. And yet, I still do it. It's like I can't help myself. I don't know what's wrong with me.

I did it again last night on the drive home from buying our new car. I wish I could remember what the reference was, but I'm sure I'll do it again.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 12, 2007, 10:41:36 PM
I did it again last night on the drive home from buying our new car.

They have those over there?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on July 13, 2007, 02:53:42 PM
The funny thing was, it wasn't just the Padres. Rickey called every GM while he was looking for a job and told them "Rickey thinks that Rickey can help your team."

My favorite Rickey quote was when he was on Jim Rome's show and, explaining about his propensity to misspeak from time to time, said it was because "sometimes I have too much speed in my mouth."

From back on page 115... here's an excellent article:
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=pearlman/070713&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab4pos2
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 14, 2007, 01:13:13 PM
Ginormous is now in the dictionary (http://www.merriam-webster.com/info/newwords07.htm). I didn't see that one coming. Other new ones:
    *  1. agnolotti
    *  2. Bollywood
    *  3. chaebol
    *  4. crunk
    *  5. DVR
    *  6. flex-cuff
    *  7. ginormous
    *  8. gray literature
    *  9. hardscape
    * 10. IED
    * 11. microgreen
    * 12. nocebo
    * 13. perfect storm
    * 14. RPG
    * 15. smackdown
    * 16. snowboardcross
    * 17. speed dating
    * 18. sudoku
    * 19. telenovela
    * 20. viewshed
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on July 15, 2007, 06:49:16 AM
"chaebol" is just Korean for "cabal". What a load of crap that is.

"Crunk" on the other hand, merits inclusion. Just ask Li'l Jon.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on July 15, 2007, 11:03:20 PM
I got the New Young Pony Club cd in the mail this weekend, and it's entitled "Fantastic Playroom." However, I keep thinking of that song "Fantastic Voyage" instead.

D'oh.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on July 16, 2007, 03:55:38 AM
How did I miss this one?

    * 15. smackdown

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson: athlete, thespian, and now, linguist. Truly, a renaissance man for our times.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Content Chick on July 16, 2007, 06:39:37 AM
Ginormous is now in the dictionary (http://www.merriam-webster.com/info/newwords07.htm). I didn't see that one coming.

We happened to be visiting Mammoth Cave this past week and decided to rename it Ginormous Cave in honor. I don't think the tour guide found us amusing.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on July 16, 2007, 09:59:19 AM
I had a talk with Ethan and Alex this morning about school supplies. I told them that this year that they are going to get good quality backpacks that are hopefully going to last them for about 5 years. I just hate the thought of buying them a new backpack every year and putting them in landfills at the end of the year. So I told them that we needed to pick backpacks that they wouldn't grow tired of or that wouldn't embarass them in 5 years. Ethan has chosen a Clemson backpack and Alex has chosen an Ohio State backpack. Now I just need to find a durable lunch bag for Ethan....perhaps one with a certain tiger paw on it.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on July 16, 2007, 10:08:42 AM
Alex has chosen an Ohio State backpack.

That's m'boy.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 16, 2007, 10:14:09 AM
Alex has chosen an Ohio State backpack.

That's m'boy.
But the other one's not?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on July 16, 2007, 10:22:02 AM
Alex has chosen an Ohio State backpack.

That's m'boy.
But the other one's not?

Maybe you missed this:

Quote from: clemsonfan
Ethan has chosen a Clemson backpack

He's dead to me now.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on July 16, 2007, 10:25:05 AM
Ethan also says that he wants his bedroom to be all Clemson now. Clemson bedding, curtains, and posters.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on July 16, 2007, 10:46:58 AM
Somebody's a little redneck...
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on July 18, 2007, 11:08:46 AM
Since it has been raining off and on today, I have the electronica music station on and the kids are dancing to it. I almost feel like we should have glow sticks and pacifiers.

It's pretty funny to see Ethan try to do the "snake", "robot", and break dancing to it.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on July 18, 2007, 11:41:34 AM
Ethan also says that he wants his bedroom to be all Clemson now. Clemson bedding, curtains, and posters.

Shouldn't this now be in the other thread, reflected as:

ClemsonFan = +1
Butter = +0
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on July 18, 2007, 09:58:41 PM
No, because Butter is an Ohio State fan. So it's a wash.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on July 19, 2007, 09:46:46 AM
No, because Butter is an Ohio State fan. So it's a wash.

Actually, the fact he's an Ohio State fan is precisely why he wouldn't get any points. In fact, I was going to subtract a few hundred.

(Hi, Dan!)
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on July 19, 2007, 09:58:16 AM
I dislike Ohio State as much as the next guy, but Clemson doesn't exactly have anything to recommend it. So like I said, it's a wash.  ;D
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on July 19, 2007, 01:06:57 PM
Quote from: whigsgeek
(Hi, Dan!)
Mmmmm! Yummy cookies!!


Actually, since Butter's an OSU fan, and he lives in Ohio... and he can't even get both his boys to root for the home team AND their father's team... that seems like he should lose points there. If he was living in some other state - especially with a powerhouse football team - then I'd say he's done pretty well. But I mean, come on! Those boys are SUPPOSED to root for OSU. It should be in the water.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on July 19, 2007, 01:16:22 PM
I train them in Clemson stuff everyday. We do the Clemson cheer at least once a day.

C-L-E-M-S-O-N  T-I-G-E-R-S! Fight Tigers! Fight Tigers! Fight! Fight! Fight!


We also talk about our disdain for the Gamecocks.

Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: mik on July 19, 2007, 01:34:08 PM
He's dead to me now.
:laugh:
that made me laugh - out loud.................
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on July 19, 2007, 01:38:17 PM
Quote from: whigsgeek
(Hi, Dan!)
Mmmmm! Yummy cookies!!

Football season is right around the corner, so get ready for another high-stakes wager!  :pirate:  ;)
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on July 19, 2007, 03:15:36 PM
You're more than welcome to send me cookies once again! You know what? You can even start baking now, if you'd like. I'll accept cookies at any time of the year, and since we know that OSU will be winning once again there's no real reason to delay the baking!
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Salad Days on July 19, 2007, 03:29:40 PM
The funny thing was, it wasn't just the Padres. Rickey called every GM while he was looking for a job and told them "Rickey thinks that Rickey can help your team."

My favorite Rickey quote was when he was on Jim Rome's show and, explaining about his propensity to misspeak from time to time, said it was because "sometimes I have too much speed in my mouth."

From back on page 115... here's an excellent article:
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=pearlman/070713&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab4pos2

My favorite Rickey story was from when he was with the Mets. He was in the clubhouse bullshitting with people before a game when John Olerud (who always wore a batting helmet, even on the field) walked buy in his trademark headgear. Rickey spoke up, "Hey, when I played in Seattle there was a guy there who always wore a batting helmet." Olerud deadpanned back, "Yeah, Rickey, that was me."

The story is even funnier when you realize Rickey had also played with Olerud in Toronto.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on July 19, 2007, 09:50:17 PM
Actually, since Butter's an OSU fan, and he lives in Ohio... and he can't even get both his boys to root for the home team

What's this crap? Because you live in the state of Ohio you're supposed to root for Ohio State? Funk that.

Arrogant Ohio State fans. And you wonder why everyone else doesn't like you all...

;D

Seriously, though, I hate it when Ohio State fans pull this shit. It's bloody annoying to the majority of Ohioans who don't support the Buckeyes. Go RedHawks!
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on July 19, 2007, 09:55:01 PM
Hey don't hide that behind a spoiler!

GO REDHAWKS!
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: trixi on July 19, 2007, 09:58:39 PM
Hey don't hide that behind a spoiler!

GO REDHAWKS!

Redskins forever!!!  :)
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on July 19, 2007, 11:32:37 PM
Actually, since Butter's an OSU fan, and he lives in Ohio... and he can't even get both his boys to root for the home team

What's this crap? Because you live in the state of Ohio you're supposed to root for Ohio State? Funk that.

Arrogant Ohio State fans. And you wonder why everyone else doesn't like you all...

;D

Seriously, though, I hate it when Ohio State fans pull this shit. It's bloody annoying to the majority of Ohioans who don't support the Buckeyes. Go RedHawks!

Heh... I guess my point isn't so much that all Ohioans should support OSU and not any other schools, but more that the dad can't get his son to support the hometown team. It's like a young boy growing up in Boston suddenly cheering on the Yankees (and not out of spite...). It just ain't right.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on July 20, 2007, 03:13:22 AM
That point would be valid if Ethan was turned out to be a Michigan fan. Regardless, you still said what you did, being an Ohio State fan, which goes to prove my point.

If there's one thing that sticks in my craw, it's this whole "Ohio State = State of Ohio" hogwash.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on July 20, 2007, 07:24:22 AM
If there's one thing that sticks in my craw, it's this whole "Ohio State = State of Ohio" hogwash.

You know what sticks in my craw?  People getting married and refusing to tell other people for no apparent reason, then moving to Australia.

OH SNAPS.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Bluelupis on July 20, 2007, 09:43:08 AM
So my ex is a J-Dub (Witness).  We're still best pals.  So I's asks her "Hey, if there's only so much space in Heaven and it's full and ya'lls don't believe in Hell, and everybody rises one day soon and has a big party at the end....why ya go get Jesus so much?"  She is nice and replies to my asinine question "So you rise and enjoy paradise Earth."  And I ask "But if your out cold how would ya know if ya got to rise again?".  I didn't recv an answer just a dial tone......
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 20, 2007, 05:07:51 PM
(http://www2.b3ta.com/host/creative/28160/1184861338/MIS.JPG)
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: rva on July 20, 2007, 11:40:04 PM
I just found out something rather shocking about some guy.  In fact, it might actually be more shocking than the shocking shit revealed about him which has dude in the front page news.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Butter on July 21, 2007, 12:03:43 AM
I just found out something rather shocking about some guy.  In fact, it might actually be more shocking than the shocking shit revealed about him which has dude in the front page news.

Maybe this guy is shocked at how shocking his shockingness has become.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on July 21, 2007, 01:32:22 AM
Since we don't get "news" here in Australia, could you at least tell me who you're talking about?

Unless it's about George Bush needing a colonoscopy. We heard about that.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on July 21, 2007, 01:40:32 PM
My best guess might be Michael Vick (you know, the whole Virginia connection) but I have no idea who he's talking about.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on July 21, 2007, 11:16:09 PM
Eh, I wasn't really "shocked" by the whole Michael Vick-dogfighting thing. We all pretty much knew he was an jackass.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: pathogen on July 21, 2007, 11:36:09 PM
on my way to work this AM i saw a convertible Lamborghini in Mason.  i don't know if it was real or a kit, but it looked amazing... and i'm not a car guy in any way, shape, or form.  i actually considered jumping the guy (he was stopped, sitting next to me at the Mason-Montgomery/Fields Ertel light).  oh well... 
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 22, 2007, 11:49:27 AM
Heroin Jam?

(http://www.saynotocrack.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/jaaammm.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: rva on July 22, 2007, 01:37:05 PM
Browsing on emusic today:

ooh, hey they have the new Spoon...I'll save that for later..... hmmm..... There's the advance Stars album....I'll save that for later.....

HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!!  FLESH FOR LULU HAS A NEW ALBUM!!!  AND I CAN GET MY HANDS ON THIS HOT HOT ALBUM BEFORE ANYONE ELSE!!  DOWNLOADDOWNLOADDOWNLOADDOWNLOAD!!!!

It turns out it was just a re-release of the Gigantic album, which was kind of blah.  And I downloaded it anyway.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on July 22, 2007, 08:03:46 PM
Have you been getting into the Heroin Jam again or something?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: MissKitty on July 23, 2007, 09:27:47 AM
on my way to work this AM i saw a convertible Lamborghini in Mason.  i don't know if it was real or a kit, but it looked amazing... and i'm not a car guy in any way, shape, or form.  i actually considered jumping the guy (he was stopped, sitting next to me at the Mason-Montgomery/Fields Ertel light).  oh well... 

Was it yellow?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 23, 2007, 09:33:33 AM
on my way to work this AM i saw a convertible Lamborghini in Mason.  i don't know if it was real or a kit, but it looked amazing... and i'm not a car guy in any way, shape, or form.  i actually considered jumping the guy (he was stopped, sitting next to me at the Mason-Montgomery/Fields Ertel light).  oh well... 

It was probably a real one, there was a ferrari and a viper I saw all the time when I worked off mason-montogomery road. I never see cool cars anymore  :'(
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 23, 2007, 09:59:01 AM
Yeah, I see cool cars like that all the time around Loveland.  There's a Ferrari (just like the one Magnum P.I. drove) that I see on Wards Corner now and then.  I've seen a couple of Lamborgini's as well.

True story, my boss was driving down Fields Ertl last week and saw a Lamborgini which he ended up in front of.  In front of him was a large dump truck which ended up throwing a rock and cracking my boss's windshield.  He likes to joke that he sacrificed his Infiniti for the Lamborgini.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on July 23, 2007, 11:15:57 PM
I just applied for a job in Australia (http://www.principalconsulting.com.au/ngn/engine/SID/1000075/AID/100796). This is more funny to me than anything else, since I actually like living in NYC and mostly like my job. But I figure it's entertaining to put it out there and see what happens.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on July 23, 2007, 11:39:24 PM
There's definitely a need for city planning out here. New towns are popping up like rabbits.

I've thought about going back to school and getting a degree in it myself.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: The Hegemo on July 24, 2007, 08:50:22 AM
I always wish that 1) the geography department at my undergrad school hadn't been TEH SUCK (it was what the hockey players majored in) and 2) I'd realized at an earlier age, before I'd sunk the time, money and effort into poli sci, that I'm really interested in urban planning/urban geography.

I occasionally think about going back to school for it, but then I remember my solemn vow to commit suicide if I ever seriously consider going back to school for anything beyond a course here or there.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Megs79 on July 24, 2007, 09:42:51 AM
I just applied for a job in Australia (http://www.principalconsulting.com.au/ngn/engine/SID/1000075/AID/100796). This is more funny to me than anything else, since I actually like living in NYC and mostly like my job. But I figure it's entertaining to put it out there and see what happens.

Heh.  When I was finishing planning school, I put my resume on some Australian planner recruitment board too.  I wasn't too aggressive about it because I had just started dating my now-fiance (he's in the same field) and wanted to see where that was going.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Megs79 on July 24, 2007, 09:44:39 AM
I occasionally think about going back to school for it, but then I remember my solemn vow to commit suicide if I ever seriously consider going back to school for anything beyond a course here or there.

You should do it!  It wasn't that bad. 
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on July 24, 2007, 01:56:57 PM
Seriously, Heg... take a course here or there and see if they aren't too much for you. In hindsight I remember thinking that grad school was REALLY hard mainly because, at times, it took up 16+ hours/day. But I also think back and realize that there was almost no way that I couldn't have graduated. As long as I did the work, I could be the dumbest person in the universe and still get the degree.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: The Hegemo on July 24, 2007, 02:15:22 PM
That's the thing, I've already been through grad school. I regret the Ph.D. I have enough to never seriously countenance going back for more...
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on July 24, 2007, 03:20:08 PM
Oh. I didn't know. Something tells me that since you do indeed have a PhD then you could probably just get into the field and skip the whole "masters" thing.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on July 24, 2007, 04:08:21 PM
My boss is the bestest, why? He's bringing me back scotch when he goes to Edinburgh in September  ;D
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Megs79 on July 25, 2007, 11:44:59 AM
But I also think back and realize that there was almost no way that I couldn't have graduated. As long as I did the work, I could be the dumbest person in the universe and still get the degree.

That's exactly how I felt.  I got so much sleep in grad school.  The work sometimes was busy work, but some people took it way too seriously.  Planning is not rocket surgery, most of it is common sense.  Also, I wanted to tell some people to dispense with their idealistic, I'm going to save the world attitudes because your plans sit on a shelf forever, nobody but you looks at or cares about them.  That is why I am not cut out for long-range planning.  I'm in community development, and my life is incremental planning theory to a T.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on July 25, 2007, 02:47:19 PM
Quote from: Megs79
Planning is not rocket surgery, most of it is common sense.

SHHHHH!!!! Don't tell anyone or else I might be out of a job!!

Actually, I find it easy and logical and all that, too. But I've also found in my experience that many people think in entirely different ways, and thus just because it's logical to you doesn't mean that it's going to be logical to everyone. They've trained us to think is a certain way and it's easy for us now, but that doesn't mean it's easy for everyone.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Megs79 on July 25, 2007, 02:55:38 PM
But I've also found in my experience that many people think in entirely different ways, and thus just because it's logical to you doesn't mean that it's going to be logical to everyone.

Yes, planners and engineers have different definitions of logical.  I think my calling might be in parking lot planning.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: va-vacious on July 25, 2007, 10:36:27 PM
I would like someone to plan roundabouts... some dipshit in Wilmington made a two-way roundabout in the middle of a series of three. And the others work the right way! (i.e. one direction only)
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on July 25, 2007, 11:37:49 PM
A two-way roundabout just sounds like a ri-goddamn-diculous idea.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 26, 2007, 08:08:11 AM
Sounds crashity...
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: rva on July 26, 2007, 12:52:27 PM
Coworker:  I need the thing (other coworker) just did for me, only I need two-year schools included.

RVA:  They were included, it's just that they didn't have any courses in that discipline.

Coworker:  But they need to be included.

RVA:  How?  You want me to add a bunch of zeroes?  I can't include something that isn't there.

Coworker:  No, they have figures there.  I'm looking at what you did last year and they have courses.  So you must've made a mistake or something.

RVA:  I promise you there's not a mistake.  I checked it before, and I'm checking it as we speak... Nope, no courses in that discipline.  This year or last year.  So what thing we did last year?  We did like 100 things for your section last year.  Just tell me what you want.

Coworker:  Look.  It's very simple.  You gave us a datafile from last year for the blabityblab model.  All I'm doing is trying to update that model and add some details.  Maybe you did it different last year.  So go look at what you did last year.

RVA:  I don't know what that is.  I don't save things under names "blabibityblab model."  I save things by what they do, not what they're for.  Like "headcount_by_discipline_and_level."  So all you have to do is tell me exactly how you want this broken down and I'm sure I can find it.  How would I know that you want this data for the blabityblab model or for whatever?  You tell me what you need.  I do it. 

coworker:  I don't know whatall you do up there.  YOU write the queries, not me.  All I know is I got these numbers I need matched.  Every time I call up there you always ask a bunch of really technical questions that I'm not sure I know the answer to.  What I WANT, no what I NEED, is  the same thing that was done last year.  It's pretty simple, really.

RVA:  Okay, send me last year's data and I'll figure it out.  It'll take me some time, though.  You'll just have to deal with that because you don't know what you want.

coworker:  Fine, if I have to.  I really don't see why it has to be so complex for you all though.

**** 3 hours later***

RVA:  All you had to say was you needed category 52 included.  That's all.  This could have been done in 5 minutes.

coworker:  All YOU had to do was remember what you did for me last year and narrow it down to  "health."

RVA:  What we did for you last year was give you *every* category.  And somewhere along the line YOU defined categories 52 AND 12 as health.  How would I know what constitutes health to you?

coworker:  And how would I know what constitutes health to YOU?  I don't know the technical details of all these little files.  I'm supposed to know that 52 means "health" and so does "12?" That spreadsheet just says "HEALTH" and I know the numbers came from you.

coworker2 from different section (overhearing):  oh yeah.  I forgot all about that.  I remember last year (ex-coworker1) asked me for what should be included under "health."  I called up (ex-coworker2) in your section and he gave me all the category codes.  And I guess I must have picked "12" and "52."  I didn't really know what he wanted it for....

RVA:  AAAUUUGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!

coworker:  AAAUUUGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: MissKitty on July 26, 2007, 02:22:41 PM
I feel as though I just read an extended Dilbert cartoon.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on July 26, 2007, 02:30:27 PM
Ok, this is going to make me sound like an awful person but here's the story:

About 4 times a day I get a phone call from the same 1-800 number. Most of the time I see it on caller ID and I don't answer it. They NEVER leave a message on the machine. I figure if it's important they'll leave a message. However after about 2 weeks of 4-5 times a day phone calls from this same number I've become a bit frustrated. So I answered it for the first time last week.

Me: Hello?
...long pause... (the kind that phone banks use)
Me: Hello!
Caller: Hi. May I speak to Andrea Price? (they always mispronounce my name, so I'm even more irritated)
Me: This number is on the do not call list. Which means you do not call it. Don't call us again! Take us off your lists!

I was sure the phone calls would stop after that but they haven't. I answered it again a few days ago and told them the same thing again.

Right then as I was drifting off to sleep for a short nap the phone rings. Guess who it is? That's right, it's the 1-800 bastards. So I answer it.

Me: Hello.
...long pause...
Me: Hello!
Caller: This is such and such from Americans For Change. May I speak with Andrea Price?
Me: I'm sorry, she no longer lives here.

So, let's see if this new strategy works and the annoying phone calls stop.

Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 26, 2007, 02:48:43 PM

Caller: This is such and such from Americans For Change. May I speak with Andrea Price?
Me: Sorry, all I have is a few quarters and a couple of dimes


May also have worked?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 26, 2007, 03:27:01 PM
At our old place we got calls for someone named Jesse, I wish I could remember the last name.  I'm certain they were debt collectors.  They'd always call during the day while we were at work, this went on forever before we were ever actually home when they called.  Finally one day they called asking for Jesse and I told them there was nobody at our number by that name and the person said, "Yes there is, I just called her at this number last week."  And proceeded to argue with me.  Rude ass bitch.

We were on the do not call list at that number and we got so many telemarketing calls it was ridiculous.  I don't think we've had a single one since we've moved.  Maybe because we got the digital phone?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on July 26, 2007, 03:31:23 PM
We have digital phone too, so I don't think that's it. Gary tends to be semi-polite when people call from 1-800 numbers, but since I'm here during the day and I have to deal with them a lot, I'm really rude when I answer them.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on July 26, 2007, 03:46:50 PM
My sister and brother-in-law have been experiencing a similar issue. I was there on a Saturday for about 6 hours and the same 561616161616 phone number called three times. They say that it's some mortgage lending company and they call all the time, but often from a number of different phone numbers that are all excessively long and obviously international. They are on the Do Not Call lists. They have requested the company not to call them. They have done everything they can think of to get these people to stop calling, short of changing their number.

I wish I had an answer for you. I suggested pressing harrassment charges but since it's an international number they felt they couldn't. They think the company is in India. I thought they could have the four or five numbers blocked by the phone company, but they seemed to think it wouldn't work. I dunno...
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Salad Days on July 26, 2007, 05:50:10 PM

Caller: This is such and such from Americans For Change. May I speak with Andrea Price?
Me: Sorry, all I have is a few quarters and a couple of dimes


May also have worked?

or what about
Quote
Caller: This is such and such from Americans For Change. May I speak with Andrea Price?
Me: Sorry, I fear change. Hey-ho status quo, that's my motto
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on July 26, 2007, 07:48:07 PM
Nope, don't miss the IT world one fucking bit.

Just reading that story from RVA had a whole bunch of bad memories flooding back.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on August 01, 2007, 03:58:16 PM
Last night, pre-season friendly result - Hannover 96 3, Real Madrid 0.

I bet we get relegated this season.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on August 01, 2007, 04:53:23 PM
Welcome back Rafe!  ;D
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: rva on August 01, 2007, 05:59:50 PM
Last night, pre-season friendly result - Hannover 96 3, Real Madrid 0.

I bet we get relegated this season.

Not if Sal Zizzo has anything to say about it!

um, actually I've never even seen Sal Zizzo play.  But he's supposed to be good.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Rafe on August 01, 2007, 07:42:57 PM
Apparently, he's a pretty decent right-sided midfielder. Yes, I'm being optimistic.

The good thing is, he has Cherundolo there to help him acclimatise. the guy (Cherundolo) has been at the club for about 8/9 years now, I think, which is almost unheard of in modern football, considering he came to us fresh out of college, much like Zizzo. He's either blindly loyal (which endears him to us fans) or rather partial to constantly being dissapointed and frustrated by playing for a shitty, yet ocassionally maverick and sublime club.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on August 01, 2007, 07:52:41 PM
Isn't he the captain now? Or was at some point?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: rva on August 01, 2007, 09:30:23 PM
Well, he was on the U-20 side that beat Brazil.  And it sounds like Adu played better in that tournament than he has in MLS (not hard) so Zizzo probably deserves some credit.  And considering Adu signed with Benfica, and there are quite a few  interested in Altidore from EPL I think our U-20 players have to be considered somewhat legit.  Doesn't mean he'll pan out, of course but I would think he'd be the kind of signing the fans would like-- especially with Cherundolo already there.

I'm wondering why Altidore doesn't get more press.  They are starting to get behind him now, but it's overshadowed by the whole Beckham thing.  I think he's the future of US soccer, not Adu.  I'm not saying he's like Ronaldo or anything, but I think he will do more than hold his own and will eventually be one of the better strikers in EPL.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Jonathan on August 01, 2007, 09:45:14 PM
Altidore will end up being the player everyone thought Adu would be. Simple as that.

When all is said and done, Altidore will be the name that the world identifies with American soccer.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Content Chick on August 02, 2007, 09:14:20 AM
This week I realized I am not as liberal as I thought I was when my son's girlfriend showed me her belly button piercing and I felt a little uncomfortable.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on August 02, 2007, 09:40:17 AM
A belly button piercing ... is really just a belly button piercing. Nothing more than that. I'm not sure why it would make you feel uncomfortable. Some of the most normal girls I know have one. My ex had one...and I honestly would be surprised when I realized that I didn't even notice it for about 4 months at a time.

Now... if she's pierced anything south of that... :D
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on August 02, 2007, 10:34:16 AM
It seems like it's more out of the ordinary for girls 16-30 NOT to have their navel pierced.  Mine for some reason randomly got infected after 11 years and I took it out.  I'd kind of forgotten I had it. 
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Content Chick on August 02, 2007, 11:07:33 AM
So maybe I should bond with her by showing her my nipple piercing, huh?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Poncho on August 02, 2007, 11:23:16 AM
You can't shake a stick without hitting a teen girl with the Unholy Trinity*







*Belly button ring, Tramp Stamp and Muffin Top spilling over their jeans


 :-\
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on August 02, 2007, 11:34:23 AM
What's a tramp stamp?  I've never heard the tattoo over the butt called a muffin top, I've heard "ass hat" or "ass cap" but that one is new.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on August 02, 2007, 11:46:00 AM
I assumed a muffin top was her stomach junk... and laughed heartily. Perhaps the tramp stamp is said tattoo?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on August 02, 2007, 11:47:24 AM
I assumed a muffin top was her stomach junk... and laughed heartily. Perhaps the tramp stamp is said tattoo?

I believe you are correct sir.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Kwyjibo on August 02, 2007, 11:50:04 AM
From what little I can gather (Urban Dictionary is banned here) that is correct.

I didn't know there was a name for the belly hanging over the jeans, that's nasty, but hilarious, but oh so nasty (and hilarious).
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: whigsgeek on August 02, 2007, 04:29:42 PM
Sexy chicks with tramp stamps reprazent! >:D Here's mine (a fleur-de-lis):

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n138/whigsgeek/fleur2.jpg)

About to get my third tat on Saturday ... though I guess it would technically be my fourth since I had my first tat (ankle) redone into something else last year.

I do miss my navel ring.  :(

Edited to add: Sadly, I don't qualify for the Unholy Trinity, as I do not have a "muffin top." Though if I did, it would be cinnamon chip. Mmmmmm ... muffins.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on August 02, 2007, 05:31:14 PM
When I was a senior in high school I began hanging out with a girl named (to protect the innocent) J. She was eventually to become my first ever girlfriend, my first kiss, my first boobies, my first... etc etc. We didn't officially begin dating until March, but had been hanging out a bit in February. When Valentine's Day rolled around and it was time to buy those carnations for $2 I remember being excited because it would be the first time that I thought I might actually get one. I bought one for her and she ended up buying one for me. It was exciting. It was nice. All was well.

Except... I'm remembering right now that I actually got two that year. One from J and one from a mystery girl. It was decidedly NOT her, but I never figured out who it was. I also realize now that I was so excited about J that I basically didn't even think about that other one... and here I am 10+ years later having a random muse about who in the world mystery girl could have been.

I wish she'd have revealed herself. Was it a sophomore that I barely knew? Was it a girl in my grade that I'd known for years? Was it someone that I actually also had a crush on? Oh, the mystery! I suppose it'll never be solved...
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: va-vacious on August 02, 2007, 05:51:16 PM
This week I realized I am not as liberal as I thought I was when my son's girlfriend showed me her belly button piercing and I felt a little uncomfortable.

Where I discover I'm not as liberal is when we have kids come to the Museum and I desperately want to get the little boys' hair cut short. (There was one who had beautiful red ringlets down to the middle of his back and I thought he was a girl and the mother was offended when I said "she"...) Plus, 8 year olds should not be sporting hemp necklaces and shaggy haircuts! :)
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on August 03, 2007, 12:04:19 PM
Ok, confession time:

I like watching the Nickelodeon show Drake & Josh. (http://www.nickelodeon.com.au/fullynick/tvshows/shows/index.php?show_id=48)
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: vizzah on August 03, 2007, 01:36:25 PM
I just got an email from UrbanOutfitters and I'm severely disappointed to see sweater coats adorning each model.  They were bad enough the first time, and now, they're striped.  *shudder*
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Lisa on August 03, 2007, 08:37:18 PM
Alex tells me that Hannah Montana is cuter than Lizzie Maguire and I am a bit disurbed over that.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: redbobsled on August 03, 2007, 09:21:32 PM
I'm wondering if I will finish all of my final projects in time.  Cataloging due tonight at 11 PM.  It's all finished, I just need to type it up and organize it and maybe add some notes.   Then, tomorrow at 1, my marketing paper is due, and I have finished about 1/9 of it so far.  Guess who won't be sleeping at ALL tonight?????

Why am I paying money to be tortured like this????
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: thepsychicpoirot on August 03, 2007, 10:12:57 PM
"God damn, this is real." - Shellac.

<sigh>
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Marlowe on August 03, 2007, 11:10:10 PM
I wish she'd have revealed herself. Was it a sophomore that I barely knew? Was it a girl in my grade that I'd known for years? Was it someone that I actually also had a crush on? Oh, the mystery! I suppose it'll never be solved...
maybe you can send a spam email to everyone on classmates.com who's registered from your high school and ask for the person who sent it to you, to let you know?

otherwise yeah, i think your mystery will have to be filed there with jimmy hoffa's whereabouts and what happened to the residents of roanoke island.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: rva on August 03, 2007, 11:31:48 PM
Alex tells me that Hannah Montana is cuter than Lizzie Maguire and I am a bit disurbed over that.

How is that possible when they look EXACTLY the same?
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 03, 2007, 11:42:37 PM
An idiot savant would fucking clean up on "Don't Forget the Lyrics"
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: redbobsled on August 04, 2007, 12:07:56 AM
I wish she'd have revealed herself. Was it a sophomore that I barely knew? Was it a girl in my grade that I'd known for years? Was it someone that I actually also had a crush on? Oh, the mystery! I suppose it'll never be solved...
maybe you can send a spam email to everyone on classmates.com who's registered from your high school and ask for the person who sent it to you, to let you know?

otherwise yeah, i think your mystery will have to be filed there with jimmy hoffa's whereabouts and what happened to the residents of roanoke island.

Or you could just put Geraldo Rivera on the case.  He's very successful with stuff like that.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on August 04, 2007, 07:10:27 PM
Have they put Geraldo Rivera on the case of Jimmy Hoffa yet? When he solves that one...then I'll hire him!
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Lisa on August 05, 2007, 06:14:19 AM
Alex tells me that Hannah Montana is cuter than Lizzie Maguire and I am a bit disurbed over that.

How is that possible when they look EXACTLY the same?

No no...the fact that i am about to clarify this is pathetic.

He likes HannahMontana/Miley Cyrus as in Billy Ray's daughter ...more than Lizzie as in Hilary Duff. They don't look the same alter ego or not.

I guess it's the billy ray connection that disturbs me...ridiculous i know
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: clemsonfan on August 06, 2007, 03:14:21 PM
I'm melting!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: rva on August 06, 2007, 04:18:18 PM
I still say they look exactly alike:

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41EKAVQJ4SL._AA280_.jpg)
(http://3lib.ukonline.co.uk/dslite/hannah0.jpg)

They don't look the same NOW, because Hilary Duff has lost the babyfat.  Plus done the Hollywood anorexia/OCD training thing that further sucked some meat out of her cheeks and exposed her somewhat mannish jawline (which fortunately is still not as bad as Haylie's).


Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: cuddlyevil on August 06, 2007, 04:56:41 PM
It frightens me that rva knows who Haylie Duff is.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: Dan on August 06, 2007, 05:14:22 PM
I'm frightened that I don't know anything about what's being discussed.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: rva on August 06, 2007, 05:23:31 PM
Miley Cyrus is to Hilary Duff as Larissa Oleynik was to Melissa Joan Hart.  Discuss.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: foolsgold on August 06, 2007, 05:29:53 PM
I'm frightened that I don't know anything about what's being discussed.

Right now, I'm frighteningly happy that happy that I know a lot about what's being discussed.   
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: rva on August 06, 2007, 05:59:09 PM
I had a movie pass and on Saturday, I went to see Bourne Ultimatum.  It was pretty good.  Unfortunately, the projector crapped out halfway through. Which really sucked, but what can you do?  To make up for it, the theater gave me two passes for future shows which I guess was fair.

On Sunday, I decided to redeem the passes and asked a friend to the movies.  He didn't want to see Bourne Ultimatum, and I didn't feel like watching half of that thing again with all it's whirliness with the camera and all just to get to the ending.

So we went to see The Simpsons at a different theater, which was pretty good.  Until there was a blackout about 1/2 of the way in due to thunderstorms.  We left the theatre, and they gave each of us two free movie passes.  My friend gave both of his to me I guess because he was there under my ticket in the first place.

Now I don't really feel like watching half of The Simpsons again.  And I still don't feel like watching half of Bourne Ultimatum again.  So now I have four free movie passes and the only two movies I wanted to see have kind of been ruined for me.  Beyond that, I also feel like I should be able to see 1/2 of the Simpsons and 1/2 of Bourne Ultimatum and it should only cost me one movie pass since that like only adds up to one film's worth of watching.
Title: Re: Random Musings
Post by: redbobsled on August 06, 2007, 08:12:24 PM
Miley Cyrus is to Hilary Duff as Larissa Oleynik was to Melissa Joan Hart.  Discuss.

Alex Mack had it ALL over Sabrina.  Melissa Joan Hart's