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 on: Today at 01:19:28 PM 
Started by rva - Last post by foolsgold
It's a reference to how stores will often group like products together.  Also, the rows are designed to facilitate easy access while also putting the most commonly purchased products in the back of the store so the likelihood of a consumer picking up something they pass on the way to get, let's say the milk, increases.  Oooh, they're having a sale on ice cream, might as well get that too.

On another note, everytime I hear "Can I Kick It" by Tribe, I get happy.  Then, Q-Tip spits, what very well might be, the most awful bars in rap history by a legit performer and it ruins it for me.  I listen to it, cringe and then forget about it until the next time I hear it and am happy all over again.

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 on: Today at 01:17:03 PM 
Started by clemsonfan - Last post by Zafer Kaya
So, there's this lady who is not my friend but hangs out with some of my friends.  She's always been an awful person around me so I don't get why anyone likes her.

Finally someone told me today that she's actually a really nice person and gave me examples of all the super cool things she's done for them and in general.  And yeah, I had to agree she was an exceptionally good person who does much nicer things much more often than me.  I'm the exception in her world because she hates me and is intentionally rude.  She's not like this with anyone else, even legit bad people.

The reason for this is that the first time she met me, which is at least 4-5 years ago there was a conversation (which I had totally forgotten about).

Someone was talking about buying art for their bedroom, and I guess we were talking about what we had in our rooms.  I have a set of three cheap prints that I rotate out once or twice a year when I get bored.  I just have them in those magnetic thingy's, you know where it's like two magnet clamps on the top and bottom, and the top set has some string so you can hang it from a hook?

So someone was like, why do you have those.  And I said because I don't like having heavy frames above my headboard because what if the picture falls on my head while I am sleeping?  And then they were like, how do you choose the prints, and I was like whatever three prints seem interesting to me at the time, and do not say "Live," "Laugh," "Love."

It turns out this person has a huge,like 4 foot 30lb giant ornately framed print right above her headboard which says "Live. Laugh.  Love." which is apparently her prized possession because she's a livelaughlove type of person and also her mother sent her the print as a gift from her deathbed when she had cancer or something.

It also turns out that all of my friends have seen her house and know that she has that print, and knew totally she was offended when I said that and they have known it this whole time and just think it's funny whenever the two of us end up in the same place and she HATES me and acts so uncharacteristically vicious toward someone, and I'm totally confused as to why.

My friend explained it to me like this.  She has a poster that says "Live. Laugh. Love" that inspires her to be a better person and live a full and happy life.  I have print I bought from Etsy on a whim that says "The more people I meet, the more I like the Smiths" and I am moody, rarely hang out with anyone and don't do nice things for the world.  It's only right that the two of us meet in conflict, and that she win.  She's the Lawful Good to my Chaotic Evil.  I tried to make the point that I was really more Chaotic Neutral in this scenario, but he said the principles still apply.

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 on: Today at 08:36:45 AM 
Started by rva - Last post by c-lando
Do you feel like a chain store, practically floored?

I JUST GOT THIS JOKE.

I still don't get it.

But, Dan. Oooooooooooooooh, Dan.

 4 
 on: Today at 08:34:30 AM 
Started by Butter - Last post by c-lando
I do not think there is anything my parents could have done that would have helped me in college.  And I have Asian parents.  I also don't think things would have gone any better for me those years had I not gone to college.  I didn't really didn't have college/learning issues so much as I had life issues. 

I was going to flail around for a few years no matter what.  In retrospect, it's scary how close I came to screwing up. But also I think, if I hadn't gone to college or gone to college at a different school I would have gone off the tracks.  I am 100% certain if I had gone to VCU for example, that I would have just disappeared into the city.  There's nothing to do in Williamsburg except hang out on campus and go to class.  I still managed to skip probably like 75% of them, but that 25% was probably the difference between the C's I got vs F's.

If you'd asked me though, if I wanted to be in college I'd have said yes.  I wasn't happy, but I was much less unhappy in college than anywhere else.  I didn't want to live with my parents, and I had no clue about what job I might want.  At college I at least had some friends, and I liked learning.  I read all my books and stuff.  I just hated going to class and doing homework. 

I think that would be the hardest part for me, as a parent.  Trying to figure out if my kid is just not suited for college and is heading disastrously down the wrong track and needs to be pulled out fast, or if my kid is just going through what tons of young adults go through and will flail about for a year or two regardless of what they are doing and you just need to wait for them to come out the other side.

So, you'll take him out for a beer, right?

 5 
 on: Yesterday at 02:29:32 PM 
Started by daytime drinking - Last post by daytime drinking
]1- jackson browne- running on empty
2-avett brothers- the carpenter
3-bob dylan- tempest
4- kurt vile- b'lieve i'm goin down
5- gil scott heron & jamie xx- we're new here 
6- levon helm-  ramble at the ryman
7- why?- mumps, etc..
8- suzanne vega- close up volume one, love songs
9- neil young with crazy horse- americana
10- of montreal- innocence reaches
11- sleigh bells- jessica rabbit
12- lana del rey- ultraviolence
13- black angels- indigo meadow
14- kurt vile- smoke ring for my halo
15- devendra banhart- mala
16- ben harper & charlie musselwhite- get up
17- liars- tfcf
18- scissor sisters- night work
19- rolling stones- their satanic majesties request
20- the roots- game theory
21- ty seagal
23- black angels- clear lake forest ep
24- tv on the radio- seeds
25- sleigh bells- bitter rivals
26- lou reed- winter at the rozy; the 1976 la broadcast
27- chromeo-  white women
28- leonard cohen- dear heather
29- bob marley and the wailers
30- alison krauss and union station
31- waylon jennings- goin down rockin; the last recordings
32- nick cave and the bad seeds- tender prey
33- stars- no one is lost
34- feist- pleasure-
35- deer tick- negativity
36- horse feathers- so it is with us
37- bob dylan- tell tale signs
38- kurt vile and courntey barnett
39- lcd soundsystem- american dream
40- dan deacon- america
41- conor oberst- salutations
42- calexico- edge of the sun
43- wye oak- shriek
44- sleater kinney- no cities to love
45- neil diamond- home before dark
46- prince- prince
47- brother ali- all the beauty in this whole life
48- my morning jacket- circuital
49- tune yards- i can feel you....
50- caribou- andorra
51- surfer blood- snowdonia
52- birdy- beautiful lies
53- buckshot- backpack travels
54- brian olive- two of everything
55- lower dens- escape from evil
56- scissor sister- ta-dah
57- jack white- lazaretto
58- lana del rey- lust for life
59- kelly lee owens- self titled
60- best coast- california nights
61- blind boys of alabama- i'll find a way
62- of monsters and men- beneath the skin
63- johnny marr- the messenger
64- civil wars- barton hollow
65- steve earle- i'll never get out of this world alive
66- bela fleck and abigail washburn
67- roky erickson- true love cast out all evil
68- wu tang clan- greatest hits
69- my morning jacket- the waterfall
70- lucero- women and work
71- alvvays- self titled
72- bruce springsteen- born to run
73- lydia loveless- somewhere else
74- emmylou harris- the very best; heartaches and highways
75- bonnie prince billy- singer's grave- a sea of tongues
76- wu tang clan- enter the 36 chambers
77- julia holter- ekstasis
78- black joe lewis- backlash
79- bob mould- beauty and ruin
80- lissie- castles
81- cowboy junkies- long journey home
82- steve earl and the dukes and duchesses- the low highway
83- if by yes- salt on sea glass
84- mgmt- self titled
85- the new pornographers- brill bruisers
86- jason isbell and the 400 unit- the nashville sound
87- mountains centralia- thrill 323
88- decemberists- i'll be your girl
89- mountain goats- transcendental youth
90- delta spirit- alright.  i like duke spirit more
91- national- sleep well beast
92- songs ohia- didn't it rain
93- lorde- pure heroine
94- mute math- play dead
95- mia- matangi
96- frightened rabbit-  painting of a panic attack
97- peter gabriel- and i'll scratch yours
98- levon helm- electric dirt

99- bob dylan- hard rain- a live album?  ehhh
100- childish gambino- awaken my love-  ehh
101- ralph stanley & ralph stanley II- side by side-  i can appreciate the country western flavor but it was kinda boring
102- ravi shankar- the teacher- more dinner music than car music
103- lucinda williams- world without tears- alright i suppose
104- kid cudi- speedin' bullet to heaven- so i guess all hip hop today is garbage?
105- bob dylan- triplicate- what's this?  tony bennett?  i couldn't make it thru one disc
106- final fantasy- heartland- this was the type of crap i tried to get into years ago.  not anymore

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 on: Yesterday at 01:03:25 PM 
Started by Butter - Last post by Zafer Kaya
I do not think there is anything my parents could have done that would have helped me in college.  And I have Asian parents.  I also don't think things would have gone any better for me those years had I not gone to college.  I didn't really didn't have college/learning issues so much as I had life issues. 

I was going to flail around for a few years no matter what.  In retrospect, it's scary how close I came to screwing up. But also I think, if I hadn't gone to college or gone to college at a different school I would have gone off the tracks.  I am 100% certain if I had gone to VCU for example, that I would have just disappeared into the city.  There's nothing to do in Williamsburg except hang out on campus and go to class.  I still managed to skip probably like 75% of them, but that 25% was probably the difference between the C's I got vs F's.

If you'd asked me though, if I wanted to be in college I'd have said yes.  I wasn't happy, but I was much less unhappy in college than anywhere else.  I didn't want to live with my parents, and I had no clue about what job I might want.  At college I at least had some friends, and I liked learning.  I read all my books and stuff.  I just hated going to class and doing homework. 

I think that would be the hardest part for me, as a parent.  Trying to figure out if my kid is just not suited for college and is heading disastrously down the wrong track and needs to be pulled out fast, or if my kid is just going through what tons of young adults go through and will flail about for a year or two regardless of what they are doing and you just need to wait for them to come out the other side.

 7 
 on: Yesterday at 11:41:15 AM 
Started by rva - Last post by Dan
Do you feel like a chain store, practically floored?

I JUST GOT THIS JOKE.

A few years ago someone pointed out to me the joke element of Blink-182's album, "Take Off Your Pants and Jacket" which I didn't get until that point.

 8 
 on: Yesterday at 10:05:25 AM 
Started by clemsonfan - Last post by Chris
Congrats to C-fan.  This gives me hope that my return to higher ed will pay off in the end.  If that end ever comes.  Somehow 20 years of experience doesn't count for shit, but I'm really hoping that degree gets me at least a chance.

It will. It's helped me out since getting out 2 years ago. I'm still debating a run at a masters, but the return to school really did help in kickstarting a different direction for me.

And way to go C-Fan! That's great news!

 9 
 on: Yesterday at 12:01:08 AM 
Started by Dan - Last post by va-vacious
spend as much time with them as you can! We had outdoor only cats growing up (it was a on a farm), and about half of them were unable to be touched, and the others were total luvvies.
And just keep bribing with treats!

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 on: November 14, 2018, 11:59:05 PM 
Started by clemsonfan - Last post by va-vacious
yay, c-fan! That's amazing! I know you have worked so.hard for this, and you've done an incredible job!!!

Yaaaayyyyyy!!!!!

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