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Re: Today I Learned

Postby broken_escalator » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:32 pm UTC

Does this mean the cat won..?

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby pseudoidiot » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:33 pm UTC

Cats always win in the end.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Cathy » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:05 pm UTC

Kang wrote:
Jave D wrote:But more seriously, I'm not sure I can reconcile my happy and spiritual existence with one focused in any real way on a sexual or romantic relationship, and am starting to believe rather strongly that at least for me, I do have to choose. Some people can have both, perhaps, but it's looking like I just might be dancing a bit too closely to hell and personal damnation if I try.

Weren't you talking about God vs a cat earlier? The hell?

Pussy may or may not be kitty cats. :lol:
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Kang » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:14 pm UTC

Oh, I completely forgot about that and just went with someone else saying 'kitteh!' later on... which made that whole 'romantic and sexual relationship' a very weird statement indeed.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Jave D » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:23 pm UTC

I happen to enjoy any kind of pussy, and leave it ambiguous specifically so that others are creeped out. So I guess that might have added to the confusion. Also I observe I've mentioned both pussy and farting in this here thread recently, which would creep me out if I didn't know I probably wanted to. And I won't even mention pussy farts. That would be tactless. Okay, I just did. Don't you hate it when your pussy farts and everyone pretends not to notice? That sort of thing deserves more attention in today's society than the major media networks will allow. I suspect there's a conspiracy. A pussy fart conspiracy.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Kewangji » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:38 pm UTC

Jave D wrote:so that others are creeped out.

Yeah, you're very good at this. (This is not a compliment.)
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Jessica » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:39 pm UTC

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There's more to people than their genitals. Or the sounds they emit from that region.

Also, what pronouns do you like to use for yourself?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Zarq » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:41 pm UTC

Jessica wrote:...
There's more to people than their genitals. Or the sounds they emit from that region.


Genitals? I thought we were talking about felines?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Jessica » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:43 pm UTC

That's possible. Though, I know no one who uses the word pussy to refer to cats, unless they are being stupidly obtuse, or extremely immature.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ShootTheChicken » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:43 pm UTC

Surely felines have genitals.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Kewangji » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:50 pm UTC

Jessica wrote:...
There's more to people than their genitals. Or the sounds they emit from that region.

Definitely agreed. Synecdoche has its place, but it is not well applied here.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Jave D » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:57 pm UTC

Kewangji wrote:
Jave D wrote:so that others are creeped out.

Yeah, you're very good at this. (This is not a compliment.)


I'm going to go ahead and take this as a compliment anyway. Thank you!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby TaintedDeity » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:27 pm UTC

"You make me feel uncomfortable, upset and potentially unsafe."

"Thank you."
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Jave D » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:35 pm UTC

TaintedDeity wrote:"You make me feel uncomfortable, upset and potentially unsafe."

"Thank you."


No one said I make them feel potentially unsafe yet. Yet. If I did though, that would be a grand accomplishment since I only exist on your computer screen AND IN YOUR SOUL.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby roband » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:36 pm UTC

TIL: the more you feed the troll, the more it posts...

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Zarq » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:38 pm UTC

Jave D wrote:
TaintedDeity wrote:"You make me feel uncomfortable, upset and potentially unsafe."

"Thank you."


No one said I make them feel potentially unsafe yet. Yet. If I did though, that would be a grand accomplishment since I only exist on your computer screen AND IN YOUR SOUL.

Today I learned I have more than one skill!


That's all kinda included in "creeped out".

But yeah, what roband said.

To get back to TIL's: TIL, thanks to Kewangji, what "synecdoche" means.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Kewangji » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:58 pm UTC

I love teaching things. :)
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Jave D » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:20 am UTC

Today I learned the word "troll" means absolutely nothing.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Ulc » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:25 am UTC

Zarq wrote:To get back to TIL's: TIL, thanks to Kewangji, what "synecdoche" means.


So did I! And I actually also learned what Metonymy means.


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Re: Today I Learned

Postby SurgicalSteel » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:38 am UTC

TIL: I need to stop taking phone calls right before I eat. This is the second time this week that doing so has resulted in my delicious dinner getting cold.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Menacing Spike » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:41 am UTC

Jave D wrote:And I won't even mention pussy farts. That would be tactless.


Don't worry!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby doogly » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:43 am UTC

Jave D wrote:No one said I make them feel potentially unsafe yet. Yet. If I did though, that would be a grand accomplishment

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Deva » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:56 am UTC

Jave D wrote:No one said I make them feel potentially unsafe yet. Yet. If I did though, that would be a grand accomplishment since I only exist on your computer screen AND IN YOUR SOUL.

Prides yourself in your ability to make others (mainly strangers) uncomfortable, upset, and unsafe (at unknown distances). Feels unsafe regarding the increasing prevalence of such people.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Kirby » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:22 am UTC

TIL: dish soap is like dishwasher detergent, except bubbles.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Magnanimous » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:28 am UTC

Kirby wrote:TIL: dish soap is like dishwasher detergent, except bubbles.

I've done this! The bottles look way too similar.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby PM 2Ring » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:22 pm UTC

Deva wrote:
Jave D wrote:No one said I make them feel potentially unsafe yet. Yet. If I did though, that would be a grand accomplishment since I only exist on your computer screen AND IN YOUR SOUL.

Prides yourself in your ability to make others (mainly strangers) uncomfortable, upset, and unsafe (at unknown distances). Feels unsafe regarding the increasing prevalence of such people.


IMHO, making people uncomfortable through fart references is pretty low on the scale of sociopathy, although I guess bestiality references are a bit higher. Still, it's not exactly Black Hat Guy behaviour. Hell, it's not even on the level of a typical Frank Zappa song. OTOH, Frank was ostensibly doing it to make people think and to get them to examine their preconceived notions, he wasn't just upsetting people for the lulz... unless they deserved it. :)

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Kang » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:44 pm UTC

TIL: it is bad form to add facts to your presentation on the conclusions slide. I also learned that I don't mind displaying bad form this time.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Jave D » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:13 pm UTC

Today I learned that a good night's rest can work wonders. And that earplugs, when used effectively, can really help.

Ulc wrote:Jave D - creeping out people is not something to be proud of, as any decent human being would be able to figure out.


Well, perhaps I do take pride when I ought not to, and perhaps I am ignorant and/or an indecent human being. But I think it's pretty obvious that I have low self-esteem and plenty of character defects here, and being some sort of monstrous predator is not one of them. If I come across as seriously someone to be unsafe around and/or threatened by, I truly apologize. I have a twisted sense of humor which often gets lost in translation.

Nevertheless and to be completely honest, I speak from experience that when people creep me out, it's a good learning opportunity about myself. I can choose to feel creeped out and afraid, or I can face my fears and watch them evaporate in the cool light of reason and the warmth of faith that everything is going to be okay. In fact, being seriously creeped out (as in, 'is this guy going to kill me tonight? Because he just said he would. Maybe I should jump out of this moving vehicle right now and take my chances on this lonely winding mountain road.') was the initial event in a truly spiritual experience which broke my unrewarding atheism, drove me to honestly and seriously attempt to commit suicide, and let me find God; a God which has saved and sustained me to this day and given my life new and vital meaning. And for that I do thank my tormentor/threatener, because otherwise I would be dead, or worse, lying in some gutter with a bottle in one hand and a needle hanging out of my neck.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Menacing Spike » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:50 pm UTC

Jave D wrote:Today I learned that a good night's rest can work wonders. And that earplugs, when used effectively, can really help.

Don't get too used to them, or removing them will become too stressful. I can't function without earplugs now.

And is all religion born out of fear or something?

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ShootTheChicken » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:50 pm UTC

Of death, I believe.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby doogly » Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:25 pm UTC

Or the unknown, the sun, the moabites, etc etc.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Weeks » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:20 pm UTC

doogly wrote:Or the unknown, the sun, the moabites, etc etc.
So ultimately, death?

Wait, people feared the sun?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby meridian » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:30 pm UTC

Weeks wrote:
doogly wrote:Or the unknown, the sun, the moabites, etc etc.
So ultimately, death?

Wait, people feared the sun?

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby doogly » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:31 pm UTC

Insofar as what the hell even is that thing and why am I hot all of a sudden?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby dubsola » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:35 am UTC

Zarq wrote:To get back to TIL's: TIL, thanks to Kewangji, what "synecdoche" means.

How have I never noticed that before?: There's a c hiding just before the d!

Synecdoche, New York is worth watching - incredibly weird, but definitely worth it. That is where I first came across that word.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Menacing Spike » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:04 am UTC

dubsola wrote:Synecdoche


It's "synecdoque" you moro...

Oh, seems like half the world spells it one way and half another...hate word like those.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Zarq » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:43 pm UTC

You mean like anana... I mean pineapple?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby doogly » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:56 pm UTC

Menacing Spike wrote:
dubsola wrote:Synecdoche


It's "synecdoque" you moro...

Oh, seems like half the world spells it one way and half another...hate word like those.


How could you spell synecdoche with a q? It's a Greek chi. That never goes q. We have rules, people!
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Kulantan » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:58 pm UTC

Stop being such a synecdouche.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Menacing Spike » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:59 pm UTC

TIL "Gaylord" is a pretty common name.


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