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Scarab Sages

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captain yesterday wrote:
Woran wrote:
Yeah, the snow is real loose here. It doesnt stick at all. Also you sink in way further then you think.
That's when it's most dangerous of all!

And there is a lot of it now!!! Its snowing heavily over here.


Watch out for frostbite, Woran.


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It's now snowed for 27 out of the last 35 days.


The snow that was in the midwest hit Pittsburgh last night, for about 4 inches. The snow, I can deal with. It's the ice and freezing rain that might be problematic.


Woran wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Woran wrote:
Yeah, the snow is real loose here. It doesnt stick at all. Also you sink in way further then you think.
That's when it's most dangerous of all!
And there is a lot of it now!!! Its snowing heavily over here.

this is glorious.

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Freehold DM wrote:
Woran wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Woran wrote:
Yeah, the snow is real loose here. It doesnt stick at all. Also you sink in way further then you think.
That's when it's most dangerous of all!
And there is a lot of it now!!! Its snowing heavily over here.
this is glorious.

Somehow I don't think Freehold was talking about snow.

*Passes Woran a towel*

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gran rey de los mono wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
I'm used to people mis pronouncing my name that I don't bother about correcting them. There's a reason my online name is Mort, so that it minimises screw ups. I don't know how you can mispronounce that.
I agree with Smart. Always choose an online handle that's easy. Just like mine.

*sticks 10 claws into Gran's shin for pronouncing her name wrong*

Gosh, I haven't done that for a while. It feels good! =)

Oops. Sorry Moat.

*pounces on Gran and starts taking him with claws*

I am not a Moat!


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Sometimes people's resistance to change or something "different" amazes me.

We're supposed to adopt a "friendlier, more conversational style" in our writing and demonstrations.

So I did.

And people say, "Yes, it's friendlier, but you use too many words. You can cut down your word count by at least 25%..."

So, when you're in a casual conversation on the street and you find that the other guy is being extremely careful to say only as much as is absolutely necessary and nothing more, do you think:

(a) "Oh, my! What an efficient speaker! I am glad he is so polished!"

or

(b) "What's up with this guy and his anal speaking? Is he trying to hide something?"

In short, either I'm trying to be efficient and minimize word count, or I'm writing conversationally. I've never met anyone who worries about the number of words they're using in a casual conversation.

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Well I wouldn't, but I don't really do the conversation thing much.

Edit:Or maybe I do, to a certain extent. If you are too long winded, I might be like uh can you just get to the point and give me clear orders?


Going home to make dinner. See everyone tomorrow.

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Oh I'm also very succinct when it comes to conversations unless I'm ranting.


NobodysHome wrote:
Sometimes people's resistance to change or something "different" amazes me.

...Only sometimes?

Emotional codependence with convention is one of my greatest frustrations with Humanity.

Spoiler:
That's a 14 word-count, with three punctuations. Or does an ellipses count as three?

;)

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Belated new year resolution: I must use the stairs when travelling about my daily business whenever possible. If there is no stairs in sight, then I can use the escalator or lift.

I'm still two minds about applying it to my aunts house. She lives on the 19th floor.

But a little stair climbing won't kill me.


NobodysHome wrote:

Sometimes people's resistance to change or something "different" amazes me.

We're supposed to adopt a "friendlier, more conversational style" in our writing and demonstrations.

So I did.

And people say, "Yes, it's friendlier, but you use too many words. You can cut down your word count by at least 25%..."

So, when you're in a casual conversation on the street and you find that the other guy is being extremely careful to say only as much as is absolutely necessary and nothing more, do you think:

(a) "Oh, my! What an efficient speaker! I am glad he is so polished!"

or

(b) "What's up with this guy and his anal speaking? Is he trying to hide something?"

In short, either I'm trying to be efficient and minimize word count, or I'm writing conversationally. I've never met anyone who worries about the number of words they're using in a casual conversation.

I do, to an extent. The "business-speak" that people adopt in their casual speech drives me up a wall. Besides the words that don't actually mean anything, there's little phrases that pop up such as "go ahead and". I hate that phrase. It's just added words that don't mean anything.

Ex 1: Oh, yes, please go ahead and take out the garbage.
Ex 2: Oh, yes, please take out the garbage.

Scarab Sages

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No frostbite. Cloud cover ment it was actually pretty warm out today. Walking trough the snow is a great workout!


Yep. I'm getting worse.

Another guy shows up at my door, badge and clipboard, banging on the door and yelling, "Helloooooo!"
Just in case it's a neighbor, I open the door, he says, "Hi, how's it going?" and I say, "Goodbye," and slam the door in his face.

On the bright side (for him), it sure as heck didn't take long to determine I wasn't interested.


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Woran wrote:
No frostbite. Cloud cover ment it was actually pretty warm out today. Walking trough the snow is a great workout!

Throw on a harness and sled, put a 7 year old on the sled and pull them uphill for about a mile and you have me taking Tiny T-Rex to school.


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I learned how to replace a belt on a snowblower today.


captain yesterday wrote:
I learned how to replace a belt on a snowblower today.

Is step one "Tell it to pull it's damn pants up"?


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No, step one is to unscrew the panel covering the belt.

I was as surprised as you.


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Crookshanks made the honor roll in algebra.

To go with her A in Chinese, and F in English.

Teenagers.


Just a Mort wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
I'm used to people mis pronouncing my name that I don't bother about correcting them. There's a reason my online name is Mort, so that it minimises screw ups. I don't know how you can mispronounce that.
I agree with Smart. Always choose an online handle that's easy. Just like mine.

*sticks 10 claws into Gran's shin for pronouncing her name wrong*

Gosh, I haven't done that for a while. It feels good! =)

Oops. Sorry Moat.

*pounces on Gran and starts taking him with claws*

I am not a Moat!

Once again, I apologize Fouryaksandadog.


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NobodysHome wrote:

Yep. I'm getting worse.

Another guy shows up at my door, badge and clipboard, banging on the door and yelling, "Helloooooo!"
Just in case it's a neighbor, I open the door, he says, "Hi, how's it going?" and I say, "Goodbye," and slam the door in his face.

On the bright side (for him), it sure as heck didn't take long to determine I wasn't interested.

Your loss, I was gonna let you in on a deal for season tickets to your favorite sportsball team. I know this guy, y'see...

Scarab Sages

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Due to the snow, everything was closed today. Even the zoo :(
Hopefully we can get to the zoo tomorrow.


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captain yesterday wrote:

Crookshanks made the honor roll in algebra.

To go with her A in Chinese, and F in English.

Teenagers.

It's not like English is a real language anyway.


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Drejk wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

Crookshanks made the honor roll in algebra.

To go with her A in Chinese, and F in English.

Teenagers.

It's not like English is a real language anyway.

It isn't. We Anglos communicate via telepathy, and only adopt this gibberish if we're forced to communicate with lower beings unable to escape the walls of their revolting meat-prisons.

Dark Archive

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Morning FaWtLanteans! Hope everyone is well today, and has a good one ahead! :)

Dark Archive

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Just in case anyone didn't know, and might be interested, the Humble Bundle is doing a Pathfinder bundle, $505 worth of Pathfinder books for $18. Given the forums we're on, I reckon most people who might be interested will already own most of them, but no harm in bringing it to people's attention, right? :P

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captain yesterday wrote:
Woran wrote:
No frostbite. Cloud cover ment it was actually pretty warm out today. Walking trough the snow is a great workout!
Throw on a harness and sled, put a 7 year old on the sled and pull them uphill for about a mile and you have me taking Tiny T-Rex to school.

Lucky T-rex gets his dad pulling him to school in a sled. I'm envious.

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Let’s face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t groce and hammers don’t ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn’t the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn’t it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell? How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which an alarm goes off by going on. English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race (which, of course, isn’t a race at all). That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

And finally, why doesn't "buick" rhyme with "quick"?

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gran rey de los mono wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
I'm used to people mis pronouncing my name that I don't bother about correcting them. There's a reason my online name is Mort, so that it minimises screw ups. I don't know how you can mispronounce that.
I agree with Smart. Always choose an online handle that's easy. Just like mine.

*sticks 10 claws into Gran's shin for pronouncing her name wrong*

Gosh, I haven't done that for a while. It feels good! =)

Oops. Sorry Moat.

*pounces on Gran and starts taking him with claws*

I am not a Moat!

Once again, I apologize Fouryaksandadog.

How does Fouryaksandadog even come in?


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A kid at the bus stop is pitching a fit because she's cold, despite wearing boots, snow pants, a coat, hat, and scarf.

And it's a balmy 20 degrees.


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It sucks that Payless is closing, I've been buying my shoes there pretty much my whole life.

Unless I can find Vans on sale somewhere.

I never pass up Vans on sale.


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Yep. I'm getting worse.

Another guy shows up at my door, badge and clipboard, banging on the door and yelling, "Helloooooo!"
Just in case it's a neighbor, I open the door, he says, "Hi, how's it going?" and I say, "Goodbye," and slam the door in his face.

On the bright side (for him), it sure as heck didn't take long to determine I wasn't interested.

Your loss, I was gonna let you in on a deal for season tickets to your favorite sportsball team. I know this guy, y'see...

Joke's on him. Not only do I not pay attention to sportball. I boycott all teams and sports on principle.

Scarab Sages

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Going to retry the zoo today!

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captain yesterday wrote:

A kid at the bus stop is pitching a fit because she's cold, despite wearing boots, snow pants, a coat, hat, and scarf.

And it's a balmy 20 degrees.

Maybe that's me. I was shivering in a sweater yesterday in the shopping mall.

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Woran wrote:
Going to retry the zoo today!

Good luck! Tell me how many critters you managed to pet!

Also Hmm's in Minnesota, Woran, have you managed to meet up with her, yet?


NobodysHome wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Yep. I'm getting worse.

Another guy shows up at my door, badge and clipboard, banging on the door and yelling, "Helloooooo!"
Just in case it's a neighbor, I open the door, he says, "Hi, how's it going?" and I say, "Goodbye," and slam the door in his face.

On the bright side (for him), it sure as heck didn't take long to determine I wasn't interested.

Your loss, I was gonna let you in on a deal for season tickets to your favorite sportsball team. I know this guy, y'see...
Joke's on him. Not only do I not pay attention to sportball. I boycott all teams and sports on principle.

You have my attention. I [effectively] boycott sportsball out of sheer disinterest; on what principle is your boycott based?


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I pay attention to sportsball but I don't watch it.


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Sportsball Spoilering:
Keep in mind that I am a Bay Area native, on the East Bay side of things. I watched Al Davis and the Raiders screw over Alameda County and the city of Oakland, demanding massive renovations to the Coliseum and then moving away anyway. When they decided to move back, I was appalled that both Alameda county and Oakland nearly bankrupted themselves trying to sweeten the deal enough for Davis; Oakland is just now finally recovering from that economic catastrophe.

So I started paying attention, and in every sport, from pro football to the Olympics, the sports organizations expect cities to invest hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars to build facilities for them, promising that somehow, by some miracle, the presence of a sports team will somehow make up for that massive budget boondoggle.

And, just like trickle down economics, they keep selling it, cities keep buying it, and I have yet to see it ever work for the cities that do it. Yes, I've even gone so far as to read economic analyses on cities that hosted the Olympics or sportsball teams, and they're always negative.

Sports organizations bankrupt cities by forcing them to pay for the infrastructure to support the sports team. Cities never make it up. Yet sports fans always cluelessly vote in favor of bringing sports teams to their cities.

Sickening.

More locally, I grew up playing pick-up ball in my local park. My father ran for city council because we have the lowest per-capita park space of any city our size in the state. And yet since I was a kid, organized sports teams have worked with the city council so that ALL open park space is now reserved for organized sports; if you're not paying to be part of an organized team, there is not a single baseball, football, or soccer field anywhere in the city where you can go and just play.

I hate sports with a passion for what it takes away from my city and my kids.


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NobodysHome wrote:

** spoiler omitted **

This is one of the two big reasons I am anti-Olympics.


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I'm anti olympics because they won't adopt my variant rules for tiddlywinks.

"Not family friendly" they say!


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lisamarlene wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

** spoiler omitted **

This is one of the two big reasons I am anti-Olympics.

Is the other one, "Because every country defines 'amateur' differently?"

It was embarrassing when the Soviet Union crushed us in various sports because we weren't allowed to send pros. (Yeah, I was around for the "Miracle on Ice", and it was pretty darned miraculous.)

It was even more embarrassing once we started sending in our pros and watching them cavort about like idiots after utterly crushing and humiliating competition that wasn't backed by a multi-billion-dollar entertainment industry.

But that's combining sports AND politics!

Er... "And God wanted them to win!"

There we go...


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"So, we'll win because our god is more powerful than theirs..." - Tommy, 3rd Rock From The Sun.


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Limeylongears wrote:
Drejk wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

Crookshanks made the honor roll in algebra.

To go with her A in Chinese, and F in English.

Teenagers.

It's not like English is a real language anyway.
It isn't. We Anglos communicate via telepathy, and only adopt this gibberish if we're forced to communicate with lower beings unable to escape the walls of their revolting meat-prisons.

Another proof that denizens of British Isles are really deep ones in disguise!


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lisamarlene wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

** spoiler omitted **

This is one of the two big reasons I am anti-Olympics.

I am proud of my fellow citizens that through organized protests they forced the mayor of our city to order a referendum if they even want Winter Olympics in our city and after they voted big resounding NO, which forced canceling the (already made) bid for 2022.

I didn't vote because I was in England then.


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Ah, the Olympics. Because what's a little human rights violation and economic crisis for the host city when you can have landfills filled with outdated CITY YEAR [ugly logo] shirts?


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