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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Oregonaut » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:16 pm UTC

Truth. It is even better when you are working out with someone else, and you know you'll look like a complete toolbag if you drop now.
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False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby AmyShackles » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:19 pm UTC

Yesterday I learned that I have a step-great aunt... that wants to know me. On my DAD'S side. I haven't heard from the majority of that side of the family since my dad died. How weird is that?

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Dave_Wise » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:27 pm UTC

It is even better when you are working out with someone else, and you know you'll look like a complete toolbag if you drop now

I'll have to try that someday
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Oregonaut » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:37 pm UTC

Worked wonders for me in the service. I had a work out partner, and she was a demon in human form, seriously had the cardio-workout-ethic of any twelve normal mortals. I, being someone who really enjoys competition, would keep going until she stopped, and three seconds after. She loved it, it forced her not to give up, because she didn't want to lose to a "boy". I loved it, because I sometimes really need that outside motivation.
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Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Cloud Walker » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:23 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:
podbaydoor wrote:Of course they can. The point isn't to prevent them accessing their car entirely, the point is to make the process bloody annoying. To reflect the annoyance they caused me.


And they might retaliate by dinging your car.

Personally, I would have left something under their windscreen wiper, like:

Spoiler:
PARKING VIOLATION

This is not a real parking ticket, but if it were within my power, you would receive two. Your feeble, bull-headed attempt at parking has caused your single vehicle to occupy enough space for 15 rhinos, 6 elephants, 2 giraffes, and a tribe of pygmies from the African interior. I would request that next time you wish to abandon your vehicle, you take a second to consider someone other than yourself, but I sadly suspect this would be a waste of breath on my part.

I dislike egotistical, domineering, and simple-minded drivers, and you undoubtedly fall into one of these categories. May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits, and your clutch fall out of your vehicle at rush hour.

Ticket issued by __________

Time _________

Date _________

Vehicle Registration _________

Location __________


I am so typing up something like that and putting copies in my glovebox.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby broken_escalator » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:41 pm UTC

I think there's a nice little web page with printable sheets that say, 'you park like an asshole'... and has a small list of check-boxes and an 'other' you can fill in on your own. I keep a handful of them in my glove-box and its pretty exciting when I get to use them!

I used to write sarcastic notes ripped out of my school spiral notebooks, but that got too time consuming.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Promicin » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:43 pm UTC

TIL: My mom has become one of those out-of-touch-but-trying-to-be-hip moms. If a celebrity is under fifty, she probably doesn't know them, but she tries. I find this hilarious.

Case in point: I am watching Leno when my mom walks in.
"What the hell is she on? Is she one of those Kard-ashi-ins?"
"No, she... she's Lauren Graham. From... Parenthood."

And the other day, "Is he a football coach?"
"No. LL Cool J is not a football coach."

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby broken_escalator » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:46 pm UTC

I don't understand fascination with celebrities. I don't know what a kardashian is, but it sounds like a breed of dog.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Promicin » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:49 pm UTC

I don't get it either, but the way my mom tries is kinda adorable.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Oregonaut » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:54 pm UTC

One time, someone parked incredibly idiotically on base. I mean, spectacular failure. The only way they could have flubbed it worse was if they had managed to invert the car and set it on two other cars. It was a new, nice car too. REALLY brought out the jerk in us.

So we, having a great deal of spare time on our hands, take our vehicles and park them in such a manner that we can get into, and out of, our vehicles. Creating no way for them to disengage their vehicle from the parking lot. They cannot pull forward without running into my car, they cannot reverse without running into my friends car, they cannot swing through the parking spots on the other side of the curblet because our friends parked there as well. Best part was, we were all legally parked within the lines. So there was no way that they could call the MPs and do anything but get a ticket for being the bag of tools they were.

We then walked across the street to the barracks, went up to a friend's room, and watched, and waited. We played cards, we played monopoly, but one of us always kept an eye out for their return.

Seven hours later, they came out and threw the Mother of All TantrumsTM. I mean they melted DOWN. There was objects flung, shirts torn, hats stomped on, swearing that would make a Marine blush, I think they even tore out a tooth and flung it at my friend's (enormous) truck. Their tantrum was so loud that they drew the attention of a couple of MPs driving past, who came over to ask if everything was ok. When he blew up at them, they looked at him, looked at the parking job, shrugged, and drove off. We're pretty sure that their words were something to the effect of, "Well, you parked like an idiot, and they are not. Sorry."
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Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby podbaydoor » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:03 pm UTC

Stockholm called. They have your award for "Magnificent Bastardry" all ready for you to come and pick up.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Oregonaut » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:06 pm UTC

Magnificent Bastardry? But I know who my father is...
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Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby podbaydoor » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:07 pm UTC

*brandishes a handful of glitter threateningly*
tenet |ˈtenit|
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tenant |ˈtenənt|
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Oregonaut » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:09 pm UTC

TIL: Pavlov should have used glitter.
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Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby podbaydoor » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:15 pm UTC

Only if his dogs were experienced club/rave-goers.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Aleril » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:05 pm UTC

TIL: I should always remember to put my keys straight into my pocket after parking.

Getting locked out and having to wait 20 minutes in blistering heat = not a good time.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby broken_escalator » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:07 pm UTC

Should have just solved a puzzle and used the key that drops as a reward to open your car. You know, like in zelda!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Levi » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:56 pm UTC

broken_escalator wrote:I don't understand fascination with celebrities. I don't know what a kardashian is, but it sounds like a breed of dog.


She probably meant Cardassian. It's a species of alien from Star Trek.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby TaintedDeity » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:41 pm UTC

Or this
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Levi » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:51 pm UTC

Yeah, or that. :oops:

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Aleril » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:27 am UTC

broken_escalator wrote:Should have just solved a puzzle and used the key that drops as a reward to open your car. You know, like in zelda!


Yeah, or if I had a lock pick I would've just done this:

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Torvaun » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:49 pm UTC

Sorry to say, but most car locks are not in the very easy category. And what the hell game is that, and why don't they have a torsion wrench in there? I suppose I can live with single pins instead of split pins, it -is- very easy, after all. And picks left? If the locks aren't specifically designed to detect picking attempts and destroy the picks when they happen, then you're not going to lose picks very often. In all the time I've been picking, I've bent one. Got a vise, flattened it out, I still use it.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Vapour » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:50 pm UTC

Looks like Oblivion to me.

The lock picks were made of glass or something, because screwing up would make the pin drop and shatter your pick.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Oregonaut » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:46 pm UTC

TIL: You can't ring a Bluebell, no matter how hard you try.
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Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Chai Kovsky » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:46 pm UTC

TIL how to get four hours of sleep and still feel alert, relatively happy, and minimally nauseous after two nights of insufficient sleep. I'll have to see if the findings are replicable when I cram for my next exam.
Spoiler:
kellsbells wrote:¡This Chai is burning me!
Chai Kovsky wrote:I can kill you with my brain.

That is all.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Oregonaut » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:47 pm UTC

Chai Kovsky wrote:TIL how to get four hours of sleep and still feel alert, relatively happy, and minimally nauseous after two nights of insufficient sleep. I'll have to see if the findings are replicable when I cram for my next exam.


Oofta. Good luck.
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Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Chai Kovsky » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:55 pm UTC

It's okay; fewer than half my classes have exams that aren't take-home, and only my music history class really invites cramming. Not so bad as these things go. I just forgot to stock up on extra sleep this week.
Spoiler:
kellsbells wrote:¡This Chai is burning me!
Chai Kovsky wrote:I can kill you with my brain.

That is all.
superglucose wrote:In other words: LISTEN TO CHAI.
Delayra wrote:Yet another brilliant idea from Chai!

I <3 Pirate.Bondage!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby SurgicalSteel » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:25 pm UTC

TIL: Peaches are not easy to slice. Damn pit.
TI(also)L: One peach, one cup of eggs and one cup of milk is a surprisingly filling breakfast.
TI(re)L: Holy crap peaches are delicious!
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby saxmaniac1987 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:28 pm UTC

Chai Kovsky wrote:It's okay; fewer than half my classes have exams that aren't take-home, and only my music history class really invites cramming. Not so bad as these things go. I just forgot to stock up on extra sleep this week.


Oh, cramming for music history. Gooood times. What style period are you on?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Chai Kovsky » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:43 pm UTC

Early music: from about half a lecture on Pythagoras, then Boethius, to the 14th century early Italians like da Bologna and Landini.

Unfortunately, once I decided to get up and go do stuff after being on the fora, I got super-tachycardic, so no, my experiment failed. Still no way to feel good after getting 4 hours sleep.
Spoiler:
kellsbells wrote:¡This Chai is burning me!
Chai Kovsky wrote:I can kill you with my brain.

That is all.
superglucose wrote:In other words: LISTEN TO CHAI.
Delayra wrote:Yet another brilliant idea from Chai!

I <3 Pirate.Bondage!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby existential_squirrrel » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:45 pm UTC

TIL: cracking knuckles may cause you to break your finger... or sprain it badly
related TIL: that the one day you don't have class and can actually get to the health centre is the one day that the health centre is overbooked....

grr. now I have to wait until friday to get it checked out :(
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Oregonaut » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:48 pm UTC

TIL: I can pick locks on file cabinets with paperclips.
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Mumpy wrote:And to this day, librarians revile Oregonaut as the Antichrist.

False! We sacrifice our card catalogues to him in the name of Job Security!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby podbaydoor » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:05 pm UTC

Making you more than equipped to survive in the world of Fallout 3.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby PhoenixEnigma » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:59 pm UTC

Oregonaut wrote:TIL: I can pick locks on file cabinets with paperclips.
I can see using a paperclip as a pick, but what did use for a torsion wrench?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Torvaun » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:54 am UTC

With a light enough touch and a heavy enough clip, you can fold one into a wrench too.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Briareos » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:21 am UTC

TIL all six (sigh) Star Wars movies are going to be converted to 3D (sigh, again).
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Giant Speck » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:22 am UTC

And I have yet to watch any of them.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby PhoenixEnigma » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:35 am UTC

Briareos wrote:TIL all six (sigh) Star Wars movies are going to be converted to 3D (sigh, again).
Five. You mean all five Star Wars movies.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Briareos » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:35 am UTC

I really meant three, but who's counting?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby phlip » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:41 am UTC

No, I think 5 is right... the main trilogy, the Christmas special, and that direct-to-DVD movie which is kinda similar to A New Hope, except it has Greedo shooting first.

I wouldn't be surprised if people didn't count the last 2, though.

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