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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Whelan » Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:53 am UTC

I'd say that this will end badly, but it won't. It'll end hilariously. Hell, it began hilarious.

Edit: There's one I wasn't expecting.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Briareos » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:31 am UTC

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby boring bore » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:38 am UTC

Typing with one hand is much easier than typing with one pinky knuckle. But typing with TWO hands is even EASIER.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Giant Speck » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:33 am UTC

Chicostick wrote:I just created a fan page and group titled "Oprah is Awful at Narrating Life."

Cause she's awful at it.

I make this post in full knowledge that very soon it won't say the same thing.

There should be a law that requires that any show that has narration to be narrated by Morgan Freeman.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Secateurs » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:52 am UTC

Yesterday: hot, typical summer day.
Today: winds of 120km/h, hail 6cm in diameter, intense winds and bucketloads of rain.
And my electricity is flickering. Great weather.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Sytri » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:00 am UTC

I've forgotten the first rule of fight club but the second rule means that I can't find out what it is :(
Apathy will kill us all. Or not. Whatever.

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Magnanimous » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:23 am UTC

Where

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby The Cat » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:03 am UTC

[quote][The grated cheese! You are just in time for the Madness[quote]

I've had enough madness for one life time. My advice is stick with the bottled water.

Later

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Amie » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:04 am UTC

I do not like dark corners. They make me so effing uncomfortable. Sigh.
Summer is miles and miles away, and no one would ask me to stay.
And I, should contemplate this change... to ease the pain.
And I, should step out of the rain... turn away.

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Hit3k » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:45 am UTC

This week my lecturers all decided it was time to hand out mini-assignments and have them due next week -.-
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Levi » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:01 pm UTC

Just a thought: Could a minor request that his medical information be witheld from his legal guardians?

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby The Cat » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:12 pm UTC

Puppetmaster? You better toke up before trying to sell that shite. I don't think you could keep a straight face. More like lab rat.

The name that is not spoken. OK dumbelldork
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby SlyReaper » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:20 pm UTC

Aaaaand
The Cat came back
The very next day
The Cat came back
We thought he was a goner but
The Cat came back
And just couldn't stay away
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby The Cat » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:23 pm UTC

I'm running out of projects :( , and I was baited. The hook is coming out my eyeball.

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby SecondTalon » Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:21 pm UTC

Levi wrote:Just a thought: Could a minor request that his medical information be witheld from his legal guardians?
Depends on the country, age of the minor and type of information, I believe.

In the US, for example... it's complicated. Sometimes the information is required by law to be shared with the guardian. Other times the physician is left to their own decision on whether or not to share the information with the guardian. And sometimes it's covered by standard doctor/patient confidentiality, regardless of the age.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby The Scyphozoa » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:42 pm UTC

The text-changifiers don't replace thumb with penis do they? Because that would be cool.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby rrwoods » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:55 pm UTC

OK I was going to try to hit every changy-thingy in this post, but holy hell I can't find them all. So here's a bunch at once.


One day, rrwoods visited the forum to find all the forumites lol'ing over the mods calling themselves God and putting filters everywhere. No one's posts were making sense, (especially pirates vs ninjas debates). It was annoying some posters, but fuck if the things he was seeing on his laptop computer didn't make him laugh heartily. Nothing made any sense... it was as though people were speaking a different language entirely. No place was safe. Not LSR, not even FaiD... there was just general chaos all over the fucking place. The moderator's game -- it's for science, of course!

... Dammit, I just can't find a way to fit bunny, ninja'd, fixed, sigh, meetup, or also into that story before lunch.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby SlyReaper » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:57 pm UTC

2 weeks off the booze. Whoo! Go me!
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Sytri » Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:44 pm UTC

I realised that there isnt enough enthusiasm in the world to keep me concentrating at work but I'm stuck here for at least 2 years so that I can get out of debt and have enough money to get married.

Also boredom isnt helped by drinking lots of coffee, its just makes you more hyper-actively bored. :(
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Magnanimous » Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:58 pm UTC

Today's SMBC Theater was god-awful.

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby RetSpline » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:06 pm UTC

So I'm not sure if I have this right, but as far as I remember, salt used to be an incredibly valuable commodity, even used as a sort of currency in some places. It was highly valued both for its preservative and flavor benefitting properties.

Using this (potentially incorrect) information and some wild leaps in logic only capable with 2 hours of sleep, I propose that Credits be replaced by kiloCals of High Fructose Corn Syrup as the generic SciFi currency.

I see nothing wrong with this idea.

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby micco » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:04 pm UTC

This song is awesome. And I want some mint vodka...
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Morgoth » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:14 pm UTC

You know how heaven is supposedly paved with gold... well crackheads is a great candy. Each box of crackheads 2 has 600 milligrams of caffeine in them (about 6 cups of coffee!) pretty much they are chocolate covered espresso beans.

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Magnanimous » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:17 pm UTC

micco wrote:This song is awesome. And I want some mint vodka...

That was pretty awesome. Folk is one of my favorite subgenres of metal... :) It's right behind symphonic and thrash.

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Postby bigglesworth » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:19 pm UTC

There's some mod-awful things going on here. I love it.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Cane » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:23 pm UTC

RetSpline wrote:So I'm not sure if I have this right, but as far as I remember, salt used to be an incredibly valuable commodity, even used as a sort of currency in some places.

I believe this is the etymology of the word "salary".
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby SlyReaper » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:28 pm UTC

Cane wrote:
RetSpline wrote:So I'm not sure if I have this right, but as far as I remember, salt used to be an incredibly valuable commodity, even used as a sort of currency in some places.

I believe this is the etymology of the word "salary".

And I heard a different version. The version I heard was that people used to complain that they were paid so little, they may as well be paid in salt. Hence "salary".
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Cane » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:33 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:And I heard a different version. The version I heard was that people used to complain that they were paid so little, they may as well be paid in salt. Hence "salary".

To the Googles!

This site matches my recollection that it was from soldiers being paid in salt, but this link implies that their salt ration was only a portion of their compensation. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=salary

Here's a more complete answer:
Salary; Salt
In the early days of Rome its soldiers were given a handful of salt each day. The salt ration was subsequently replaced by a sum of money allowing each man to buy his own, and relieving the commisariat of the trouble of transporting it. The money received was referred to as their "salt money" (salarium in Latin). Eventually, the term would make its way into medieval France, where a soldier's payment was known as his solde (which is still in use today as the term for a soldier's or sailor's pay), and it was in paid for with a special coin called a sol. By extension, the word also came to refer not only to a soldier's wage, but also to the soldier himself, evidenced by the medieval French term soldat, which itself came from the Old French soudier. For its part, the English word "soldier" comes from the Middle English souder, which also derived from soudier [Footnote: Contrary to popular belief, salt--necessary as it was and unlike other spices--was never very expensive. It only became expensive towards the end of the twelfth century A.D., when it was used as a means of taxation and people often went without it, as a result--a fact not unconnected with the famines and deficiencies that afflicted so many generations of Europeans at the time).].
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Giant Speck » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:34 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:
Cane wrote:
RetSpline wrote:So I'm not sure if I have this right, but as far as I remember, salt used to be an incredibly valuable commodity, even used as a sort of currency in some places.

I believe this is the etymology of the word "salary".

And I heard a different version. The version I heard was that people used to complain that they were paid so little, they may as well be paid in salt. Hence "salary".

Here's what Wikipedia says:

By the time of the Hebrew Book of Ezra (550 BC to 450 BC), accepting salt from a person was synonymous with drawing sustenance, taking pay, or being in that person's service. At that time salt production was strictly controlled by the monarchy or ruling elite. Depending on the translation of Ezra 4:14, the servants of King Artaxerxes I of Persia explain their loyalty variously as "because we are salted with the salt of the palace" or "because we have maintenance from the king" or "because we are responsible to the king."

Similarly, the Roman word salarium linked employment, salt and soldiers, but the exact link is unclear. The least common theory is that the word soldier itself comes from the Latin sal dare (to give salt). Alternatively, the Roman historian Pliny the Elder stated as an aside in his Natural History's discussion of sea water, that "[i]n Rome. . .the soldier's pay was originally salt and the word salary derives from it. . ." Plinius Naturalis Historia XXXI.

Others note that soldier more likely derives from the gold solidus, with which soldiers were known to have been paid, and maintain instead that the salarium was either an allowance for the purchase of salt or the price of having soldiers conquer salt supplies and guard the Salt Roads (Via Salarium) that led to Rome.


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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby SurgicalSteel » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:40 pm UTC

Morgoth wrote:You know how heaven is supposedly paved with gold
I thought it was the streets of Hell that were paved in gold.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Essah » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:49 pm UTC

Crying girls is irresistably sweet to the degree where you almost start crying yourself :oops:

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby RetSpline » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:52 pm UTC

SurgicalSteel wrote:
Morgoth wrote:You know how heaven is supposedly paved with gold
I thought it was the streets of Hell that were paved in gold.
The road to Hell is paved with good intentions, the streets of Heaven are paved with gold.

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby The Cat » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:53 pm UTC

[quote]You know how heaven is supposedly paved with gold.../quote]

To each his/her own. They plant grass in my heaven. Creeping bean, Bermuda, St. Augustine, Zoysia, and Bubba Gump. They feel nice between the toes. Maybe a little moss, it has a nice spongy feel. There is NO buffalograss in heaven!

http://www.american-lawns.com/grasses/grasses.html

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Postby Baldur » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:54 pm UTC

And good intentions never buttered any parsnips.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Magnanimous » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:57 pm UTC

"Random like the plague" is an anagram of "Melted Leg: A Porn Haiku".

I'd read that haiku.

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Xeio » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:58 pm UTC

The Cat wrote:To each his/her own. They plant grass in my heaven. Creeping bean, Bermuda, St. Augustine, Zoysia, and Bubba Gump. They feel nice bewteen the toes. Maybe a little moss, it has a nice spongy feel. There is NO buffalograss in heaven!
Long as there aren't any bugs in the grass, then that sounds good. And since it's heaven you could probably wear socks on occasion without getting grass stains on them. :mrgreen:

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby The Cat » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:14 pm UTC

Only nice lady bugs:) Think "What dreams may come" What would gold be other than a color?

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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Postby Fat Zombie » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:41 pm UTC

Bark. Bark.

Also, my mid-semester math test went... well? I'm not sure. I don't expect much (failed my last exam), but I felt simultaneously like I'd done well and like I'd done terribly. Now my systems for determining my satisfaction are going out of whack. Great.
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