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gran rey de los mono wrote:

I know. I felt so deprived.

Or was it depraved? I get those two mixed up.

In this case I believe that is entirely dependent on what one used the butter for. Using butter for anything not food related is depraved, so this would be deprived? Except you had butter, so I mean, it is butter.


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Ah, it never gets old.

"Impus Minor will not be coming to school today because of doctor's orders concerning spread of the flu."

Deal with THAT, unfeeling pencil-pushers!

...starts on lengthy political tirade about the perversion of "work ethic" into "self-destructive pointless drive to toil mandated by soulless plutocrats", sees flaming bikes, flees...


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Crookshanks started a Facebook page, did not ask permission (despite our repeated lectures telling her not to sign up for Facebook without our permission) and then tried to cover it up when the General caught on.

So she's in big trouble.


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And this is after creating an instagram page that attracted questionable people.

So, that's what we've been dealing with.


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Oregon Trail simulation with history kiddos. They ded. They quite ded.


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They obviously didn't drink their mercury tincture.


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This is the first steep downward slope you come across. What will you do?
A) Load everybody up on the wagon and ride down holding on tight, then allow the oxen to catch up.
B) Avoid the downward slope by traveling around the hollow valley.
C) Detach the oxen and tie them up. You will use rope to slowly lower the wagon down the slope.

"A! A!"
"WHAT NO WE'RE NOT DOING A"
"YES WE ARE. YOLO"

The most fun was making their groups agree on their wagon's option. Friendships may have taken hits.


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Have you seen the Hipster Oregon Trail?
Because some things are more frightening than dysentery.


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I have not. I shall have to look at it when not at school.


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lisamarlene wrote:

Have you seen the Hipster Oregon Trail?

Because some things are more frightening than dysentery.

Oh god! There's no Chai tea anywhere!! And where's my cilantro drenched fish taco!!!


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OK, lisamarlene, new assignment: Figure out where I can get my hands on the original Oregon Trail.

Now I have to play.

And kill many, many settlers.


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Oregon Trail

Why not ask someone who has already downloaded tons of abandonware software?


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Where the f$++ do I find a NYT around here!!


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What happened the last time i followed the Oregon Trail


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Captain Yesterday fun fact: for our honeymoon we followed the Oregon Trail to the pacific ocean (and then down and back up the west coast, just for fun).

It was f+&#ing awesome!


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Thanks a lot, John. Now I have to give them money to play guilt-free (and download many more of their time-wasters), and try for my ultimate goal: Slaughter the entire party before the end of Day 1.

A man has to have goals.


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I've never managed Day 1, but I have managed "wagon breaks down from overloaded non-food cargo five miles from town, and the party slowly starves to death within walking distance of civilization."


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My manager and I started using "confusion" as a euphemism for "stupidity" at work, because we're polite. And being able to send a particularly dense PM, "Oh, you must be confused. You only asked me for this revision, not the other ones you added to the specification after we spoke," made us giggle.

We get our victories where we can.

So imagine the chaos when, exactly 3 minutes after our IM session, there was a division-level announcement (400-500 of us) and a woman just HAD to hit "Reply All" with, "I'm confused. Is that a typo?"

You hit Reply All to ask about a typo. Yes. Yes, my dear. You are indeed "confused".


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Just a Mort wrote:
*climbs up a tree*

Ever seen 'Man's Best Friend' Mort?

Lets just say...

Trees don't always save cats

*Hjuk yuk yuk yuk*


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Wow. Los Angeles public transportation seriously picked its game up.


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NobodysHome wrote:

Ah, it never gets old.

"Impus Minor will not be coming to school today because of doctor's orders concerning spread of the flu."

Deal with THAT, unfeeling pencil-pushers!

...starts on lengthy political tirade about the perversion of "work ethic" into "self-destructive pointless drive to toil mandated by soulless plutocrats", sees flaming bikes, flees...

The difference between typical and decent corporate supervisor: The later will send you home seeing you are sick, not even because they care about you specifically, but to protect workplace overall productivity that will get hit when you spread the sickness.


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NobodysHome wrote:

My manager and I started using "confusion" as a euphemism for "stupidity" at work, because we're polite. And being able to send a particularly dense PM, "Oh, you must be confused. You only asked me for this revision, not the other ones you added to the specification after we spoke," made us giggle.

We get our victories where we can.

So imagine the chaos when, exactly 3 minutes after our IM session, there was a division-level announcement (400-500 of us) and a woman just HAD to hit "Reply All" with, "I'm confused. Is that a typo?"

You hit Reply All to ask about a typo. Yes. Yes, my dear. You are indeed "confused".

Our CIO will put out an all-company email to announce upcoming software changes or whatever. At the end of the email he will always put in all caps and red font: DO NOT REPLY ALL. We'll take bets on which of the offices will have the most people Reply All.


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NobodysHome wrote:

OK, lisamarlene, new assignment: Figure out where I can get my hands on the original Oregon Trail.

Now I have to play.

And kill many, many settlers.

Impus Major's new assignment: figure out how to hack the game to play not as a settler, but as the vengeful ghost of a murdered prospector, and kill many, many settlers.


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Vanykrye wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

My manager and I started using "confusion" as a euphemism for "stupidity" at work, because we're polite. And being able to send a particularly dense PM, "Oh, you must be confused. You only asked me for this revision, not the other ones you added to the specification after we spoke," made us giggle.

We get our victories where we can.

So imagine the chaos when, exactly 3 minutes after our IM session, there was a division-level announcement (400-500 of us) and a woman just HAD to hit "Reply All" with, "I'm confused. Is that a typo?"

You hit Reply All to ask about a typo. Yes. Yes, my dear. You are indeed "confused".

Our CIO will put out an all-company email to announce upcoming software changes or whatever. At the end of the email he will always put in all caps and red font: DO NOT REPLY ALL. We'll take bets on which of the offices will have the most people Reply All.

My company had an extremely-useful "parents' list" with over 10,000 subscribers, so you could get some fantastic advice, no matter what your problem. Unfortunately, if you didn't BCC: the group, at least one idiot would "Reply All", creating a firestorm of, "Do not Reply All to this list", "Don't tell me what to do!", "Please unsubscribe me" e-mails.

Quite literally at least once a week there would be a 200-300 e-mail mailstorm of Reply Alls. I finally unsubscribed. The usefulness was outweighed by the stupidity.

EDIT: The very best was the people who noticed that you'd BCC'ed the group to avoid any Reply Alls, so they ADDED THE GROUP BACK ON IN THEIR REPLY just to prove you couldn't stop their stupidity.


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lisamarlene wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

OK, lisamarlene, new assignment: Figure out where I can get my hands on the original Oregon Trail.

Now I have to play.

And kill many, many settlers.

Impus Major's new assignment: figure out how to hack the game to play not as a settler, but as the vengeful ghost of a murdered prospector, and kill many, many settlers.

Impus Minor's the one interested in programming.

Impus Major would be working on figuring out loopholes in the game. For example, there's a prison management game and I think he learned that if he kept all the inmates in the infirmary then he didn't have to feed them or guard them, so he just crippled them, left them on the floor, called it an infirmary, and made money.

Scary-realistic!

EDIT: He also managed to run another prison to millions in debt when items are measured in hundreds of dollars. He does like breaking games...


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NobodysHome wrote:


My company had an extremely-useful "parents' list" with over 10,000 subscribers, so you could get some fantastic advice, no matter what your problem. Unfortunately, if you didn't BCC: the group, at least one idiot would "Reply All", creating a firestorm of, "Do not Reply All to this list", "Don't tell me what to do!", "Please unsubscribe me" e-mails.

Quite literally at least once a week there would be a 200-300 e-mail mailstorm of Reply Alls. I finally unsubscribed. The usefulness was outweighed by the stupidity.

Oh yes, one of my previous megacorp jobs had something similar. It was a nightmare. At my current job I just have to manage the email storms with Outlook rules. 400 automated network or server alerts per 24 hours on average, left unmanaged by rules, will make an inbox completely unusable.


NobodysHome wrote:

Ah, it never gets old.

"Impus Minor will not be coming to school today because of doctor's orders concerning spread of the flu."

Deal with THAT, unfeeling pencil-pushers!

...starts on lengthy political tirade about the perversion of "work ethic" into "self-destructive pointless drive to toil mandated by soulless plutocrats", sees flaming bikes, flees...

you should join team chaos.

I think I have never played a paladin before...


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captain yesterday wrote:

Crookshanks started a Facebook page, did not ask permission (despite our repeated lectures telling her not to sign up for Facebook without our permission) and then tried to cover it up when the General caught on.

So she's in big trouble.

please inform her of my considerable disappointment.


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Scintillae wrote:
I've never managed Day 1, but I have managed "wagon breaks down from overloaded non-food cargo five miles from town, and the party slowly starves to death within walking distance of civilization."

scint, that pissed me off to no end...


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Unconscionable: When you are already charging parents $2000/month in tuition, and then charge an additional 10% surcharge for the mandatory hot lunch program, and then serve the children 1/2 of roasted yams (1g protein), 2-3 steamed broccoli florets (1 more gram), a couple of carrot sticks and an orange wedge.
Yesterday was thin tomato broth with a couple of bits of pasta in it and a roll.
Yes, they go home hungry.


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NobodysHome wrote:

Ah, it never gets old.

"Impus Minor will not be coming to school today because of doctor's orders concerning spread of the flu."

Deal with THAT, unfeeling pencil-pushers!

...starts on lengthy political tirade about the perversion of "work ethic" into "self-destructive pointless drive to toil mandated by soulless plutocrats", sees flaming bikes, flees...

you should join team chaos.

I think I have never played a paladin before...

Are you... coming on to me?


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NobodysHome wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

OK, lisamarlene, new assignment: Figure out where I can get my hands on the original Oregon Trail.

Now I have to play.

And kill many, many settlers.

Impus Major's new assignment: figure out how to hack the game to play not as a settler, but as the vengeful ghost of a murdered prospector, and kill many, many settlers.

Impus Minor's the one interested in programming.

Impus Major would be working on figuring out loopholes in the game. For example, there's a prison management game and I think he learned that if he kept all the inmates in the infirmary then he didn't have to feed them or guard them, so he just crippled them, left them on the floor, called it an infirmary, and made money.

Scary-realistic!

EDIT: He also managed to run another prison to millions in debt when items are measured in hundreds of dollars. He does like breaking games...

is that the xbox one game?

Has he played the police officer version (which he may be too young for)?


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Scintillae wrote:
I've never managed Day 1, but I have managed "wagon breaks down from overloaded non-food cargo five miles from town, and the party slowly starves to death within walking distance of civilization."
scint, that pissed me off to no end...

I've also managed to take the turn-off partway through MO and go east. The Louisana Territory c.1840 was far more civilized than anticipated!


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(Yes, I try to supplement. I've taught the children how to make different kinds of bread and we bake every day, and I get whichever parent is on the snack rota for the week to bring us cheese and sunflower butter (we're not allowed to serve nuts) and edamame.

Do I feel complicit? You bet.
Do I dare report it?
No. No I do not.


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lisamarlene wrote:

Unconscionable: When you are already charging parents $2000/month in tuition, and then charge an additional 10% surcharge for the mandatory hot lunch program, and then serve the children 1/2 of roasted yams (1g protein), 2-3 steamed broccoli florets (1 more gram), a couple of carrot sticks and an orange wedge.

Yesterday was thin tomato broth with a couple of bits of pasta in it and a roll.
Yes, they go home hungry.

I could do a better job of cooking for the kids and keep things under budget. I used to cook in a Restaurant. Unless the budget is to spend as little as possible and pocket the rest. I might have to get creative, then.


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lisamarlene wrote:

Unconscionable: When you are already charging parents $2000/month in tuition, and then charge an additional 10% surcharge for the mandatory hot lunch program, and then serve the children 1/2 of roasted yams (1g protein), 2-3 steamed broccoli florets (1 more gram), a couple of carrot sticks and an orange wedge.

Yesterday was thin tomato broth with a couple of bits of pasta in it and a roll.
Yes, they go home hungry.

Rumor on campus at Saint Mary's College was that the kids were paying $40,000/year in tuition, room, and board, and were getting served Grade D meat: "Barely fit for human consumption".

Probably just a standard "oh those wacky college kids" rumor, but I love the idea of the truck full o' hooves and snouts backing up to the stately whitewashed dining hall...


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Oh! Oh! I used to work at Vinnies and we had a food pantry there so I've actually seen grade D meat.

It comes in a big f&#+ing can with a white label and is a weird almost gelatinous grey consistency.


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Grr! Darn you, Snopes!


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Whoever had my phone number last must've been a student because I get a lot of "restructure your student loans now!" calls.

Alas, I was home schooled my whole life and never went to college.


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Huh...

"Play this and see why everyone is addicted"... How is claiming to be addictive supposed to convince me to try it?


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Drejk wrote:

Huh...

"Play this and see why everyone is addicted"... How is claiming to be addictive supposed to convince me to try it?

Works for heroin...


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captain yesterday wrote:

Whoever had my phone number last must've been a student because I get a lot of "restructure your student loans now!" calls.

Alas, I was home schooled my whole life and never went to college.

My cell phone number had been recycled, too. So I get a lot of those, also.


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lisamarlene wrote:

Unconscionable: When you are already charging parents $2000/month in tuition, and then charge an additional 10% surcharge for the mandatory hot lunch program, and then serve the children 1/2 of roasted yams (1g protein), 2-3 steamed broccoli florets (1 more gram), a couple of carrot sticks and an orange wedge.

Yesterday was thin tomato broth with a couple of bits of pasta in it and a roll.
Yes, they go home hungry.

What the actual f~~%?! That's appalling. o.O


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Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

Crookshanks started a Facebook page, did not ask permission (despite our repeated lectures telling her not to sign up for Facebook without our permission) and then tried to cover it up when the General caught on.

So she's in big trouble.

please inform her of my considerable disappointment.

+1! Facebook is EVIL! :P


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"Oh! Why did the first song ever made have to be played on a caveman's face!" - Tiny T-Rex, after I informed him i didn't have the first song ever created, which I said was probably created by a caveman.


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Kidlet went to his first anime club meeting after school today. He says it was fun, so that's good. It's hard for him to join school activities since his schedule is already so packed with martial arts practices, but this works out for him.


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Less sick today, by which I mean my fever is lower than it was yesterday. Which gives me more energy to be cranky about being sick. ;P


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lynora wrote:
Kidlet went to his first anime club meeting after school today. He says it was fun, so that's good. It's hard for him to join school activities since his schedule is already so packed with martial arts practices, but this works out for him.

Please inform the kidlet that I have over 200 titles. If he wants a recommendation, never hesitate to ask me. What genre is he most interested in?


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John Napier 698 wrote:
lynora wrote:
Kidlet went to his first anime club meeting after school today. He says it was fun, so that's good. It's hard for him to join school activities since his schedule is already so packed with martial arts practices, but this works out for him.
Please inform the kidlet that I have over 200 titles. If he wants a recommendation, never hesitate to ask me. What genre is he most interested in?

He'll watch anything if the story is good enough. I started him out with Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and then went on to Soul Eater and The Devil is a Part-Timer. He's not so keen on romance, but can overlook that in some cases. Much to my surprise and amusement Ouran High School Host Club is one of his favorites. We watched stuff together at first, but then he started watching things on his own. I think he was rewatching Madoka Magica (sp?) last I knew. Basically I've lost track of everything he's seen by now. :)


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Working on finishing the revenge arc of Orphen. I'll have to decide what I want to watch next week.

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