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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby Sableagle » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:52 pm UTC

TIL that I'm taking the receptionist out on a date tomorrow. I walked into the office and two people glanced at me and stopped talking. Half an hour later I asked one of them what they'd been talking about, and he told me they'd been talking about my date with her tomorrow evening. He also said they'd asked her about it and she'd said it was the first she'd heard of it. So far, nobody's told us where I promised to take her, so I have to hope I'll hear that rumour tomorrow, and that I have something suitable to wear.
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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby Zohar » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:22 pm UTC

I'm not sure 10,000 people learned that today, but congrats?
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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby flicky1991 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:24 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:I'm not sure 10,000 people learned that today
This is the Today I Learned thread, just renamed... It doesn't have to be a thing everyone knows and often isn't.
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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby Zohar » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:36 pm UTC

Yeah I know, it was a play on the name of the thread (which traditionally has referred to general knowledge stuff people have learned).
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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby flicky1991 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:39 pm UTC

Sorry, I read your post as dismissive when I guess you were making a joke. :oops:

TIL I still have a long way to go when it comes to reading comprehension.
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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby Sableagle » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:01 pm UTC

If more people worked in the rumour mill, it's possible 10,000 other people would have "known" it before I heard about it ...

... and thank you. I shall let you know how the date is rumoured to have gone.
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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby pkcommando » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:09 pm UTC

I already knew about it, but if you're gonna have that attitude I'm not telling you where you're supposed to be taking her. I'll let you figure it out for yourself, but I will tell you to wear a tuxedo and bring 2 cans of silly string and a single rain poncho with the Albanian flag.
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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby poxic » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:44 pm UTC

You forgot the pineapple. (Warning: get a small one.)
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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby addams » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:37 am UTC

Today I learned...
Or; It finely sunk in:

The Polar Vortex has become unstable;
ok..I knew that.

The Jet Stream is dipping farther down to the mid latitudes.
The Jet Stream is bringing COLD air. That's the Weird part.

Because the Arctic is gettin warmer,
I am getting spells of Cold Weather.

There are smarty pants that can explain it.
They can't explain it to my garden plants.
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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby ucim » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:28 am UTC

This is why it's now called "global climate change" instead of "global warming". A few degrees in air temperature doesn't mean much; after all, temperature can vary a hundred degrees every year. But the disruption of the pattern of global temperatures is what destroys ecosystems.
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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby addams » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:42 am UTC

ucim wrote:
Spoiler:
I once had an apartment where the location of the thermostat induced a reverse effect, where raising the thermostat setting lowered the temperature in my room.
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Well...That's Weird.
But, but, but The Wide Pacific Ocean is supposed to keep our climate Mild as a Kitten.

But; That stupid Jet Stream is getting all Loopy.
Our Winter Climate and our Summer Climate were only 5 degrees different.
That was one of the things I liked most about living on the water's edge.

Now! 101 F. in the Summer and Winter water phase shifting to a solid!
That's, just, Not Normal! Waa!!
I want Warm. Not Hot; Warm.

What are we getting?
A Loopy Jet Stream.

It's, kind of, fun.
Knowing that the Jet Stream is pulling that cold air down here.
What a powerful force the Jet Stream is. Awe inspiring, to me.
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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby The Advent » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:21 am UTC

addams wrote:There are smarty pants that can explain it.
They can't explain it to my garden plants.
addams wrote:Our Winter Climate and our Summer Climate were only 5 degrees different.
That was one of the things I liked most about living on the water's edge.

Now! 101 F. in the Summer and Winter water phase shifting to a solid!

The water protected your plants and now it betrays them.
What a terrible lesson for the poor garden plants to learn, that the very elements themselves can be at one instant harboring, the next overwhelming. If only you could explain their new seasons to them, and teach them how to tell time.

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Re: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)

Postby addams » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:05 pm UTC

They don't respond on Human Time Scales.
I trundle down and wrap my little citrus in a blanket.

It's Time to unwrap her for her daily dose of Light from her Star.
She might be a he....

There are three Trees in one pot, living as one Tree.
They may all be he's or she's. They all need light.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.

Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.


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