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Our government put up a brightly coloured sign saying 'Why not think about running around for a bit?'

I am presently giving it maximum exposure.


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Just a Mort wrote:

One of those things the SG government has done to encourage Singaporeans to exercise.

This

Now if only it was from the subway station I take to work or take home from work... I'd go give the challenge a shot.

I think I can pull it off. I've been doing 40 squats everyday(though I've never timed myself) and I just did a 2 min plank that was witnessed by my office colleagues.

but even I could do that...

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The issue Freehold, is usually I take my time about my squats so I can feel maximum muscle strain, so I've not really tried doing it in a hurry per se.

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John Napier 698 wrote:

Hi, everyone.

Well, I've got some bad news. I'm not running my sessions in the RPG department at Tekko, this year. It seems that I've been shanghaied from the RPG department to work Bag Check. A department for which I have had no training and absolutely no interest in. This year may very well be the last year that I volunteer for the convention. ;_;

I would probably give the event a miss..unless there's something you wanted to do as a spectator?

Scarab Sages

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Old fashiontely making a powerpoint for during the Legacy of the Stonelords special!


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I know I've tiraded about it before, but if I ever run my own company (unlikely at my age and motivation level), I'll set up a monitoring system so that any manager who invites attendees to a meeting and then makes them wait is billed for every employee minute they waste.

Yes, yet again I'm sitting in on a meeting called by my VP, and we're 6 minutes in and she hasn't even started yet. Considering she has 250+ reports, that's over 25 hours of wasted employee time so far.

Grr...

EDIT: LOLOL: The first slide on what we need to do as a team: "Keep improve your content".

Kind of like, "Qaultiy is Job #1".


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So, Adam Ruins Everything is really interesting, but he often makes argumentation based off of poor conceits.

Like, "hey, false problem is <this> and <this other thing> is kind of similar, so it's not that bad!"

Or, "hey, actual problem is <this> and <this other thing> is bad, so it's gotta be terrible!"

It's frustrating because it only weakens his actual arguments.

But there are cool things, too.


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I've discovered that the days I don't run (usually Tu/Th/Su), I'm depressed and tired and don't want to get out of bed and I'm often late for work. It feels like coffee withdrawal, minus the headache.
Is that weird?

I can't run seven days a week.
I don't think so, anyway.


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Tacticslion wrote:

So, Adam Ruins Everything is really interesting, but he often makes argumentation based off of poor conceits.

Like, "hey, false problem is <this> and <this other thing> is kind of similar, so it's not that bad!"

Or, "hey, actual problem is <this> and <this other thing> is bad, so it's gotta be terrible!"

It's frustrating because it only weakens his actual arguments.

But there are cool things, too.

(shrug)

I just don't like him because he reminds me of the type of guy who (on the first date) wants to split an entree, which he chooses, and then split the check, and mansplains to you the whole time about why his way is the best way. I don't care if he's right, he's just kind of a big jerk.


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lisamarlene wrote:

I've discovered that the days I don't run (usually Tu/Th/Su), I'm depressed and tired and don't want to get out of bed and I'm often late for work. It feels like coffee withdrawal, minus the headache.

Is that weird?

I can't run seven days a week.
I don't think so, anyway.

runners high is indeed a thing. It is addictive. Be careful and moderate your running, as healthy as it is. Either that or start running to work.


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lisamarlene wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

So, Adam Ruins Everything is really interesting, but he often makes argumentation based off of poor conceits.

Like, "hey, false problem is <this> and <this other thing> is kind of similar, so it's not that bad!"

Or, "hey, actual problem is <this> and <this other thing> is bad, so it's gotta be terrible!"

It's frustrating because it only weakens his actual arguments.

But there are cool things, too.

(shrug)

I just don't like him because he reminds me of the type of guy who (on the first date) wants to split an entree, which he chooses, and then split the check, and mansplains to you the whole time about why his way is the best way. I don't care if he's right, he's just kind of a big jerk.

very well said, and a very important lesson to learn in life.


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Tacticslion wrote:

So, Adam Ruins Everything is really interesting, but he often makes argumentation based off of poor conceits.

Like, "hey, false problem is <this> and <this other thing> is kind of similar, so it's not that bad!"

Or, "hey, actual problem is <this> and <this other thing> is bad, so it's gotta be terrible!"

It's frustrating because it only weakens his actual arguments.

But there are cool things, too.

Hm, can you point to an example of this?

We love ARE, tho I have a totally different critique.


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Tacticslion wrote:

So, Adam Ruins Everything is really interesting, but he often makes argumentation based off of poor conceits.

Like, "hey, false problem is <this> and <this other thing> is kind of similar, so it's not that bad!"

Or, "hey, actual problem is <this> and <this other thing> is bad, so it's gotta be terrible!"

It's frustrating because it only weakens his actual arguments.

But there are cool things, too.

lisamarlene wrote:

(shrug)

I just don't like him because he reminds me of the type of guy who (on the first date) wants to split an entree, which he chooses, and then split the check, and mansplains to you the whole time about why his way is the best way. I don't care if he's right, he's just kind of a big jerk.
Freehold DM wrote:
very well said, and a very important lesson to learn in life.

Heh. That's actually a running gag in his show.

I actually came here to mention that I just discovered that several of the episodes are entirely missing from Neflix!

Missing (so far):

> Season 1: Episode 1 "Giving" (I think it's actually about diamonds)

> Season 1: Episode 7 "Voting"

> Season 2: Episode 8 "Election Special"

> Season 2: Episode 11 "Wild West"

... and anything after Season 2 episode 12.

I'm guessing that's why they call it a "collection" instead of breaking it into Seasons. I wonder why those four in particular were held back, but Drugs, Immigration, Weddings, Death, Sex, and Security were all given a pass?

As an ironic aside, Season 2, Episode 1 is on Netflix, and actively criticizes Netflix. (And itself.) So that's pretty funny.

But, yeah, I find it a really interesting premise. I don't always like or agree with him, and some of his conclusions are... ah... glib? Weak? ... or something (I'm not doing so hot myself at this, right now; I guess it's just, "not great"), but I do like learning facts and it's sometimes interesting to follow up his sources.


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I would say glib, at best.


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Tacticslion wrote:

So, Adam Ruins Everything is really interesting, but he often makes argumentation based off of poor conceits.

Like, "hey, false problem is <this> and <this other thing> is kind of similar, so it's not that bad!"

Or, "hey, actual problem is <this> and <this other thing> is bad, so it's gotta be terrible!"

It's frustrating because it only weakens his actual arguments.

But there are cool things, too.

Tequila Sunrise wrote:
Hm, can you point to an example of this?

Sure. The herpes episode solidly implies that all "little red bumps" on human bodies are the same: he doesn't say that, but it's in the exact same tactic that he criticizes in the episode (using empty equivalence). It doesn't negate his point, but it does undermine his apparent-credibility.

Tequila Sunrise wrote:
We love ARE, tho I have a totally different critique.

I have lots of critiques. This was just one.

I still like the show.


Freehold DM wrote:
I would say glib, at best.

Well, I mean, the entire show is, to some extent, highly glib.

They even create interesting (and obviously fictional) narratives within every show. That's part of how he's trying to get across his point.

EDIT: this is agreeing with you, in case it wasn't clear. XD


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Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

So, Adam Ruins Everything is really interesting, but he often makes argumentation based off of poor conceits.

Like, "hey, false problem is <this> and <this other thing> is kind of similar, so it's not that bad!"

Or, "hey, actual problem is <this> and <this other thing> is bad, so it's gotta be terrible!"

It's frustrating because it only weakens his actual arguments.

But there are cool things, too.

Tequila Sunrise wrote:
Hm, can you point to an example of this?

Sure. The herpes episode solidly implies that all "little red bumps" on human bodies are the same: he doesn't say that, but it's in the exact same tactic that he criticizes in the episode (using empty equivalence). It doesn't negate his point, but it does undermine his apparent-credibility.

Tequila Sunrise wrote:
We love ARE, tho I have a totally different critique.

I have lots of critiques. This was just one.

I still like the show.

what's weird is that I WANT to like the show, but his approach is so laughably farcical that when he does get serious I have to go back and mentally scan to see if he is being serious or still joking. Moreover his points are so bullet point-y they are easy to refute or at least being up a counterpoint to.


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Gods, such a plethora of how NOT to run a global megacorporation:
(1) As a board member, set executive compensation based on stock price.
(2) Be surprised when the executives proceed to burn their entire cash reserves on stock buybacks to inflate said stock price.
(3) Be even more surprised when the executives institute "silent layoffs" to try to boost the stock price even more.
(4) Be befuddled when remaining employees start panicking about whether they're next.

The sad thing is, I've seen this at every company I've worked for, and the story never changes. Long-term viability of the company matters far less than getting that stock to hit $100/share for even a day.

You'd think board members would pay SOME attention to history before making such decisions...


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NobodysHome wrote:

Gods, such a plethora of how NOT to run a global megacorporation:

(1) As a board member, set executive compensation based on stock price.
(2) Be surprised when the executives proceed to burn their entire cash reserves on stock buybacks to inflate said stock price.
(3) Be even more surprised when the executives institute "silent layoffs" to try to boost the stock price even more.
(4) Be befuddled when remaining employees start panicking about whether they're next.

The sad thing is, I've seen this at every company I've worked for, and the story never changes. Long-term viability of the company matters far less than getting that stock to hit $100/share for even a day.

You'd think board members would pay SOME attention to history before making such decisions...

short term thinking vs. long term thinking. Today is always closer than tomorrow, so why worry about next week?


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DOES NEXT WEEK HAPPEN IN THE JEXT TWO HOURS?! NO?! HAH!! THAT’S WHAT I THOUGHT!! WE NEED MONEY, NOW, NOW, NOW!!


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Uh, oh. The interwebs are dooms. TL can favorite a single post more than once!

Flee for the hills!


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Please, twice is easy, let's see him favorite something five times.


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Uh, yeah, I, uh, um, tooooooootally know how to do both of those things. At will, even! I, uh, I’ll just, um er, I’ll just... save it. Yeah. Save it. For, um, special occasions. Yyyyyyes.

>.>


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Just a Mort wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:

Hi, everyone.

Well, I've got some bad news. I'm not running my sessions in the RPG department at Tekko, this year. It seems that I've been shanghaied from the RPG department to work Bag Check. A department for which I have had no training and absolutely no interest in. This year may very well be the last year that I volunteer for the convention. ;_;

I would probably give the event a miss..unless there's something you wanted to do as a spectator?

The only reason that I got involved with the RPG department in the first place is because a friend asked me to lend a hand. This year, I'll go where they place me, but unless I receive a compelling enough reason to volunteer next year, I'll go back to being a general attendee.


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"Sure, Nobody! We'll install your new roof and solar the moment we get 5 dry days in which to do it!"
"Hate you, universe!"


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I'm just grateful it's warm enough here for rain.

Not that we need rain, we're dealing with enough flooding from the snow melting.


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"Can we go to the headquarters for Epic Games so I can find a Fortnite developer and throw money at them to make it rain" - Tiny T-Rex, planning a vacation.

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lisamarlene wrote:

I've discovered that the days I don't run (usually Tu/Th/Su), I'm depressed and tired and don't want to get out of bed and I'm often late for work. It feels like coffee withdrawal, minus the headache.

Is that weird?

I can't run seven days a week.
I don't think so, anyway.

I think you need adrenaline. You don't need to run per se, try load up some zumba, body combat on youtube and do it for an hour before you get to work. Or Billy Blanks Tae Bo.

I think Body Combat is better for stress relief, though.

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Freehold DM wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:

I've discovered that the days I don't run (usually Tu/Th/Su), I'm depressed and tired and don't want to get out of bed and I'm often late for work. It feels like coffee withdrawal, minus the headache.

Is that weird?

I can't run seven days a week.
I don't think so, anyway.

runners high is indeed a thing. It is addictive. Be careful and moderate your running, as healthy as it is. Either that or start running to work.

I feel good after running but no I am not addicted to running or whatsoever. I try to run once per week at least (failed miserably last week due to family commitments), but I've done 2-3 times before. Short runs though, < 5 km. And my forepaws ache now because I was showing off da 2 min plank yesterday :P


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Back from Legend Of Five Rings session. We finally managed to end the previous daimyo's funeral. It took... Three? Four session?


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Freehold DM wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

So, Adam Ruins Everything is really interesting, but he often makes argumentation based off of poor conceits.

Like, "hey, false problem is <this> and <this other thing> is kind of similar, so it's not that bad!"

Or, "hey, actual problem is <this> and <this other thing> is bad, so it's gotta be terrible!"

It's frustrating because it only weakens his actual arguments.

But there are cool things, too.

Tequila Sunrise wrote:
Hm, can you point to an example of this?

Sure. The herpes episode solidly implies that all "little red bumps" on human bodies are the same: he doesn't say that, but it's in the exact same tactic that he criticizes in the episode (using empty equivalence). It doesn't negate his point, but it does undermine his apparent-credibility.

Tequila Sunrise wrote:
We love ARE, tho I have a totally different critique.

I have lots of critiques. This was just one.

I still like the show.

what's weird is that I WANT to like the show, but his approach is so laughably farcical that when he does get serious I have to go back and mentally scan to see if he is being serious or still joking. Moreover his points are so bullet point-y they are easy to refute or at least being up a counterpoint to.

There's no accounting for taste, I can't wait to get home and look up the eps that didn't make it to Netflix. (Thanks for the tip, Tac!) Especially the voting episode, we noticed the ballots-animation early on, and have been wondering what Adam and his writers have to say about it.

My only critique of ARE is the same critique of all informative media that is unaware of proper framing practices: Instead of using Truth Sandwiches, he states a myth and then says "myth X isn't true." Due to the quirks of how our brains work, this runs the risk of actually strengthening the myth.

At a guess, the ARE audience self-selects for curiosity and readiness to let go of conventional wisdom, so it's not a big deal like it is in general media and politics. But it's something I can't help but notice now that I'm aware of proper framing.

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You know once you get right down to it I wonder if I've actually experienced a runners high. Sure the first 400m are crappy, while I get into my running groove. Then after that I'll start picking up the pace and cruising along. Depending on how much I pick up the pace, I may or may not get stitches. If I get stitches, slow down a bit while holding the side affected and start swearing silently(swearing out loud wastes breath), then continue at the slower pace. Once the stitches go off, I can either choose to increase pace, or just take it easy for the rest.

If I don't get stitches I'll just cruise along at my happy pace until the last 200 m or so of the 5k then I'll break into a Sprint. I generally get personal bests when I'm pacing another. Left to my own devices, I'll finish the 5k, but not in particularly good time(I don't push myself hard enough).

When I ran my 10k, I didn't have energy at the end for the final sprint. Also my toes and front of foot were aching at the end. I should try the distance again with a different pair of shoes just to see if it's a shoe problem or I'm just not used to the distance.

My brother ran a half marathon when he was doing his National Service, but he's the lean, skinny, ectomorph type. I'm not that sort.

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Oh and it's almost time for my Thai chilli tau kwa to make a debut in the office. I have them all neatly sliced up, all we need to do is to reheat them and coat them with sweet thai chilli like spreading peanut butter on toast.

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John Napier 698 wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:

Hi, everyone.

Well, I've got some bad news. I'm not running my sessions in the RPG department at Tekko, this year. It seems that I've been shanghaied from the RPG department to work Bag Check. A department for which I have had no training and absolutely no interest in. This year may very well be the last year that I volunteer for the convention. ;_;

I would probably give the event a miss..unless there's something you wanted to do as a spectator?
The only reason that I got involved with the RPG department in the first place is because a friend asked me to lend a hand. This year, I'll go where they place me, but unless I receive a compelling enough reason to volunteer next year, I'll go back to being a general attendee.

Tell your friend the RPG dept doesn't need help anymore *shows email*, say job done and call it a day. Be a general attendee if you want to.


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Well, foo and falderal.

I like to describe my doctor as having one of the worst, bluntest demeanors of any physician I've ever encountered, yet as being the single-most-competent doctor I've ever had, so I stick with her.

Even though I started feeling better last Wednesday, I still have a nasty cough and my temperature goes above 99.6˚ F every day, so I finally called the doctor's office to find out whether it was even worth going in to see her. (If it's viral, there's no point; if it's bacterial, I can get help).

And of course, "Nope. Not diagnosing you over the phone. Come in and I'll take a look and tell you what I see."

I love her and hate her at the same time...


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Just a Mort wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:

I've discovered that the days I don't run (usually Tu/Th/Su), I'm depressed and tired and don't want to get out of bed and I'm often late for work. It feels like coffee withdrawal, minus the headache.

Is that weird?

I can't run seven days a week.
I don't think so, anyway.

runners high is indeed a thing. It is addictive. Be careful and moderate your running, as healthy as it is. Either that or start running to work.
I feel good after running but no I am not addicted to running or whatsoever. I try to run once per week at least (failed miserably last week due to family commitments), but I've done 2-3 times before. Short runs though, < 5 km. And my forepaws ache now because I was showing off da 2 min plank yesterday :P

normally I would say short runs aren't going to do it but its different for everyone. I find it become most noticable when you do one day of running and one day off. Have a day with no running after experiencing a regular high and you will feel truly awful.

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Freehold DM wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:

I've discovered that the days I don't run (usually Tu/Th/Su), I'm depressed and tired and don't want to get out of bed and I'm often late for work. It feels like coffee withdrawal, minus the headache.

Is that weird?

I can't run seven days a week.
I don't think so, anyway.

runners high is indeed a thing. It is addictive. Be careful and moderate your running, as healthy as it is. Either that or start running to work.
I feel good after running but no I am not addicted to running or whatsoever. I try to run once per week at least (failed miserably last week due to family commitments), but I've done 2-3 times before. Short runs though, < 5 km. And my forepaws ache now because I was showing off da 2 min plank yesterday :P
normally I would say short runs aren't going to do it but its different for everyone. I find it become most noticable when you do one day of running and one day off. Have a day with no running after experiencing a regular high and you will feel truly awful.

I don't think I run regularly enough for that. I'm a cat of a lot of random physical activity, running only makes a small portion of that. Besides I can't imagine getting high on a treadmill...


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Once upon a time, there was a lake whose sides made a perfect right triangle. Upon each side of the lake was a kingdom. The first kingdom was rich and powerful. The second was less wealthy, but still quite strong. The third kingdom was poor and struggling.

Eventually all three kingdoms go to war to see which would have sole control of the lake and it's resources. The first kingdom sent 100 knights in full armor, each with a squire to accompany them. The second kingdom only sent 50 knights, but each was nearly as well equipped as the knights from the first kingdom and had several squires alongside them. The poor third kingdom sent it's one and only knight, who was well past his prime, and his sole squire as well.

The night before the battle, all three armies prepared. The first army, secure in it's might, had a huge feast with much drinking and revelry into the early hours of the morning. The second army, also quite confident, did the same. While in the third camp, the squire tossed a rope over a tree branch, tied a noose in it, and used it to hang a cooking pot over a small fire. He cooked a meager, but hearty, stew for the knight and himself, and then the two of them went to sleep early.

The next day, the knights of the first two armies were too hungover and sick from the night before to do any fighting, while the old knight from the third kingdom was stricken with arthritis and couldn't get out of his bedroll. So, it was decided that all three kingdoms would send their squires to fight instead of the knights, and thus decide who would control the lake.

The fight lasted all day, and well into the night. To everyone's surprise, the winner was the sole squire from the poor third kingdom! All three kings came to him and asked, "How did you manage to win against such odds?"

The squire replied "Of course I won. Everyone knows that the squire of the high pot and noose is equal to the squires of the other two sides."


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A weasel walked into a bar. The barkeep said "What can I get you?"

"Pop" goes the weasel.


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My grandfather was ill, and on his deathbed. His nurse came in and asked him "How do you feel?" He took as deep a breath as he could and said "With my hands."


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The printer here at work is acting odd. There is music coming from it. Turns out, the paper is jamming.


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Sometimes I think I'm a battery. I'm not included in things.


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My friend hit his funny bone, and I laughed. He said "It's not funny." I said "You're right, it's humerus."


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My wife's sister works at a daycare, which is currently in need of extra employees. My wife volunteered to help out. When she got home, I asked her how it went. She said "It was really hectic because they're short people." I said "They're preschoolers. Of course they're short people."

That's when she asked for a divorce.


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Why don't seals go out dancing? Because they're afraid of clubs.


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I had an interview today. They asked if I could perform under pressure. I said "No, but I can perform Bohemian Rhapsody".


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What is the world's most dangerous dessert? Pie-ranha.


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My Nigerian friend is sleeping with a married woman from Bangkok. It's a Black-Thai affair.


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I'm willing to assume this will happen at some point during those jokes.


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*blink*

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