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Also, I hate DLLs for some reason. Why does that extension fill me with hatred?
Because it's been Microsoft Windows' greatest security flaw since Windows was first released, and they still haven't fixed it?
that might be it...

As my mom would say "it's a feature, not a flaw" (mom's are the best for positive body image).


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If Drizz't Do'Urden was just an elf no one would've remembered him, much less flood the worlds with his clones.


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captain yesterday wrote:

A flamethrower, covered in mud, saws, and a mini bobcat, all before lunch time.

8 year old me would be very proud of who I've become.

I was helping arrange job shadow opportunities for seventh-graders in a midwestern college town. Plenty of doctors, and lawyers, and architects, etc, but one I had the hardest time with was a boy who wanted to drive a bobcat. The big construction contractors turned me down flat citing 'insurance'.

Connections were polled, uncles were quizzed and we finally found a private contractor who was willing to let a 12-year-old dig dirt and toss it around.

If you're ever in a spot to volunteer to let your younger self experience this, please let it be known loudly and clearly.

I have! In fact my daughter will start working with us part time next summer.

In fact, we haven't been as hard hit by the labor shortage as a lot of companies in the area because quite a few of us have teenagers and then they get their friends to work there too.


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Vanykrye wrote:
Zelda has to go to Kansas City for a funeral this weekend. Aiymi and I will be playing on our modded Minecraft server and playing RotRL this weekend.

I can't play Minecraft, I'll start it and then I'm like "I can build this faster with my own hands" and then I have to go outside and build something.

Also, if you build a stone house like they do in Minecraft people will die.


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How to become the coolest dad in school in one easy step.

1. Walk into classroom at the end of the day and casually tell your child "Yeah, I got to use a flame thrower at work today".

Bonus points: You have a picture to prove it.


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I play Fortnite so you can partially blame me for feeding the Epic machine.

Though I mostly play Save the World.


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A flamethrower, covered in mud, saws, and a mini bobcat, all before lunch time.

8 year old me would be very proud of who I've become.


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Why I work where I do.

Co-worker (to the boss): Do we have a flamethrower?

Boss: Uh yeah, you want the big one or the little one!


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That's not true, Paizo has shown again and again that they're willing to listen to well spoken dissent, no need to insult them.


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John Napier 698 wrote:
Okay. Are you gonna post videos of your prowess?

I can PM my phone number and send you pictures if you want, but no, I didn't film it.


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John Napier 698 wrote:
You do. How much foliage are you gonna burn?

I'm using it to dry off pavers.


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Days like today are why I love my job.

Guess who gets to use a flame thrower today!


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So, it turns out, Godzilla, King of the Monsters is NOT a movie that's easy to follow when you're sick.

Wait, who are these guys!? Why is the mom so stone cold? Why isn't Eleven snapping that dude's neck with her mind?.


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I found the best way to defeat robocallers is to have a dump truck run over my phone.


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I'm starting to feel better, unfortunately the pilot light on our hot water heater is not working so someone is fixing that tomorrow.

Considering how much I sweat when I'm ill this isn't ideal.

For other people, I still have almost no sense of smell so I'm good.


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Every store in our area (8 stores) sold out the first day.


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Might have a tag-issue, my dude.

EDIT: Uh... chronology is hopping around again. Silly Paizo. Time is supposed to be linear!

Nah, linearity of time is just a quirk of underdeveloped neurologies of pre-singularity meaty species.
Oh, so it’s Jeremy Bearimy time for reality, then?

I had nothing to do with it.


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Why living in the Midwest is like an episode of King of the Hill.

There are old people that watch practices for the local high school football team, with their own chairs even.

Practice, high school football.


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Swarm Antecourser (CR 3)(might have spelled that wrong)
Swarm Nauphage (CR 2)
Swarm Revulsor (CR 4).


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I had thought Lisa Marlene's school's dress code was a recent addition with the new school year.

But yeah, in Wisconsin only the b#@$@~+ crazy religious schools have dress codes and they're only there to keep women down (I have yet to see a dress code geared towards men).

At any rate I feel pretty terrible today so I'm not really getting into a big discussion about it just that my opinion is colored by my upbringing.


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I would never send my kids to a school with a strict dress code like that.


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NobodysHome wrote:

So, I'm interested in other people's takes on this, so I'll try to report just the facts and see what people think:

(1) GothBard's company invited her to a "team building" picnic and requested an RSVP, which she happily accepted
(2) Once she had responded, she was assigned to one of four "teams" and told that the four teams would be competing in a series of events, and the winning team would receive "trash talking rights" and a trophy for winning
(3) At a meeting on Tuesday the various team members were already eagerly trash talking each other
(4) This morning the trophy showed up: A 5' hunk of bling the winning team would get to put up in the office and boast about for the rest of the year

So... thoughts?

If they recently hired Steve Carrel, Jenna Fisher, or Rainn Wilson she might be in a reunion episode of The Office.


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I didn't read much Greenwood, Spellfire and one other book.

I was referring to Douglas Niles, the first 7-10 Harper books, the time of troubles trilogy, the Cyric book, Elaine Cunningham, and Salvatore.


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I also haven't read Lovecraft.

I guess I don't read as much as I thought.

Unless you want to talk Stephen King or early Forgotten Realms.


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I have to get a bus pass for Crookshanks (the only thing we forgot before school).

I can either wait 10 days for it to arrive in the mail, drive to the bus depot downtown and be done with it in an hour tops, or take a bus and make an adventure out of it.

I chose the third option, naturally.

Also, g%%&&$n f!@&ing rain.


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It usually only takes me 10-15 seconds.


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Woran wrote:

The good thing about having english as a foreign laguage is that I never had to bother with shakespear.

I read lord of the rings, the hobbit and other fantasy works.

The good thing about being home schooled in the States is I also didn't have to read Shakespeare, it was completely voluntary.


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Yet another job with a gate with about an inch of clearance on either side of the mini bobcat.

Also, there is such a thing as too much sedum, which is a surprise to no one.

New job is in Oregon (the town), or as it's called in Wisconsin, Or-AH-gone.


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I read Sleepy Hollow.

Never considered it a romantic story.

Loved the Disney cartoon as a kid.


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I don't speak in public.

I'm the little guy that hangs out on the edge that everyone is sure is going to do something but no one sees it when they do.


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The Vagrant Erudite wrote:

It's crazy how quiet the city gets on Sundays, even though it's a hard left-leaning college town with almost no church attendance. Mondays aren't this dead. The internet seems to die down Sundays, too.

It's so weird.

Saturdays don't die like this, so it isn't a weekend thing or a "we got f@@#ed up last night and are hungover" thing. Mondays through Thursdays don't die like this, so it isn't a "work tomorrow" thing.

The only explanation I can think of is tradition for tradition's sake (also known as "just arbitrary").

It's the Midwest, everyone is home watching the local sportsball team win/lose.


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Here in the upper Midwest line dancing is a requirement for high school graduation (no joke).
you gotta be s*&+ting me.

You gotta pass PE to graduate, and you're not passing PE without line dancing.


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Here in the upper Midwest line dancing is a requirement for high school graduation (no joke).


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lisamarlene wrote:
Excellent, thank you! I made key lime curd yesterday. I wanted a key lime meringue pie.

I love key lime, If you want less meringue (I personally prefer less meringue on key lime pie, but I might be in the extreme minority there).

3 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar
6 tablespoons of sugar.

Beat four minutes instead of five.


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For the record I usually wake up before the crack of dawn.

For meringue I usually use the Better Homes and Gardens recipe.

4 egg whites
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar
1/2 cup of sugar.

Combine the egg whites, vanilla, and cream of tartar. Beat it for about a minute or so until soft peaks form.

Gradually add the sugar and then beat it again for about five minutes until you get stiff, glossy peaks and the sugar dissolves when you rub a tiny bit between your fingers (it feels completely smooth).

A couple of tips for meringue.

1. Let your eggs stand at room temperature for a half hour before making.

2. Make sure all your bowls and utensils are washed with a thick lather of soap and dried beforehand as meringue is incredibly touchy with any grease or oil.

3. Make sure your filling you're putting it over is still hot as this will prevent weeping or shrinkage (the filling cooks the bottom of the meringue, cool filling means undercooked meringue, I did it once, it was gross!).


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Here, we are free from the naked tyranny of the Moderators.
Flagged.

Also flagged.


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Crookshanks' team was victorious! Tiny T-Rex is convinced it's because of the lucky bracelet he was wearing.


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Sometimes you have to do terrible, horrible, unspeakable things to show our children we support them.

Tonight, we're going to a high school football game, because Crookshanks will be cheering at one for the first time.


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I'm seeding the inside of my car, not intentionally mind you, but it is a hazard of the profession.

The hard part is forgetting to roll your window up every night so it gets plenty of moisture to grow.

Fortunately, I have years of experience.


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Madison is a biking mecca, people come here from other countries just to use our thousands of miles of bike trails.

You can bike from Monroe to the Dells without using a single road (with cheese shoppes and swiss themed hotels every fifteen miles or so.


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Just wait until the mechanic puts the periscope on our trailer like we've been requesting* for the last year and a half.

*They have a white board where you write down equipment issues or requests, every time they clear it co-worker writes "trailer #1 needs a periscope" hasn't happened yet but eventually the mechanic will get the right combination of bored and drunk to do it.


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Imperator Ambriosa wrote:
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Van,

That happens a lot which is also why I want either driver-less cars or stargates.

Contrary to corporate messaging from the major players, we're still years away from realistically having fully autonomous cars (a future I will personally not enjoy) that work as has been advertised/promised.
I want to see you as an old man, frowning, as your car drives you to wherever you are going.
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I on the other hand can't wait. The sooner human stupidity is removed from The driving process, the better.
NobodysHome wrote:

Yeah, I call myself 'Lawful Good', but I'm definitely in the, "Humanity should not be allowed to do xxx because they have repeatedly proven they can't handle it" department.

Driving is one of those xxxs.

All I know is that all the other drivers on the road should accede to my far superior rally car driving skills.

My truck at work is big enough that they will, if they want to live.

But, this is the Midwest so it's about 50/50.


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captain yesterday wrote:
Time for me to tune out.
Tune out the conversation here, or what’s happening at work?

If I tune out at work people get hurt.

Anime, manga, I don't follow any of it.

Go nuts and all but I'll be skimming.

Besides, I'm laying pavers today.


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Time for me to tune out.


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I've never seen Gundam.


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All o know is Alita Battle Angel is a damn good movie.


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You gotta frame it right.

Why do we have to go to Ashland again?

Because, some trainwrecks you want to see up close.


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Tiny T-Rex is making a SRO (Sentient Robotic Organism, a robot) Mechanic that resembles a bending unit and has a drone named Mini Me.

I might have had something to do with that.


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captain yesterday wrote:
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captain yesterday wrote:
"Tiny little freshmen!" - Crookshanks, a sophomore.
did she eat one to establish dominance?
She's a cheerleader, it's pretty much a requirement (perk).
...whaaaa?

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned she's a cheerleader before.

She's also a skateboarder and listens to punk and Brooklyn hip hop.


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captain yesterday wrote:
"Tiny little freshmen!" - Crookshanks, a sophomore.
did she eat one to establish dominance?

She's a cheerleader, it's pretty much a requirement (perk).

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