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    Last night, Irene asked me to read her a bedtime story. I did. I then sang her a song. At which point she informed me that she didn't want me to have read the story I did. I asked her if she wanted me to go back in time to have not read it, and she said yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    Last night, Irene asked me to read her a bedtime story. I did. I then sang her a song. At which point she informed me that she didn't want me to have read the story I did. I asked her if she wanted me to go back in time to have not read it, and she said yes.
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    I got a laugh at this - at a zoo, five parrots had to be separated because they were learning swear words from each other and were encouraging each other. Apparently too they noticed they were getting reactions from people after saying certain things and this also seemed to encourage them. Article here:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Rijn View Post
    I got a laugh at this - at a zoo, five parrots had to be separated because they were learning swear words from each other and were encouraging each other. Apparently too they noticed they were getting reactions from people after saying certain things and this also seemed to encourage them. Article here:

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    I don't know why this amuses me, but Fraser's automatic bulletin for UT has a headline that reads: "Lakes On Titan Will Have Layers, Like Lakes On Earth, But for a Completely Different".

    It's a good read. (CQ link) and (UT link).

    I think it's funny because I've heard kids say: "it's exactly the same, except..." far too often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    I don't know why this amuses me, but Fraser's automatic bulletin for UT has a headline that reads: "Lakes On Titan Will Have Layers, Like Lakes On Earth, But for a Completely Different".

    It's a good read. (CQ link) and (UT link).

    I think it's funny because I heard kids say: "it's exactly the same, except..." far too often.
    I read that as "Lawyers" not "Layers".

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    What do you call lawyers in lakes on Titan?
    From the wilderness into the cosmos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Backroad Astronomer View Post
    What do you call lawyers in lakes on Titan?
    A law firm with methane pools for clients?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    I don't know why this amuses me, but Fraser's automatic bulletin for UT has a headline that reads: "Lakes On Titan Will Have Layers, Like Lakes On Earth, But for a Completely Different".
    When I click on "new posts" or whatever the link is called, I get this summary listing of threads, where the bottom part of the text in each thread title is clipped off. I don't know whether this is a problem with the board, my browser, or what.

    Usually, it's no big deal, the meaning is clear, but sometimes the apparent (but wrong) thread title is comical, and occasionally alarming.

    The same thing can happen when the thread title is too long, and only the beginning is displayed. Sometimes it's pretty obvious what the thread will be about, and sometimes it's unclear until you click on it and see the full title, but sometimes the meaning is drastically altered due to the premature truncation.
    A: "Things that are equal to the same are equal to each other"
    B: "The two sides of this triangle are things that are equal to the same"
    C: "If A and B are true, Z must be true"
    D: "If A and B and C are true, Z must be true"
    E: "If A and B and C and D are true, Z must be true"

    Therefore, Z: "The two sides of this triangle are equal to each other"

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Backroad Astronomer View Post
    What do you call lawyers in lakes on Titan?
    "A good start."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonM435 View Post
    "A good start."


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    Quote Originally Posted by 21st Century Schizoid Man View Post
    When I click on "new posts" or whatever the link is called, I get this summary listing of threads, where the bottom part of the text in each thread title is clipped off. I don't know whether this is a problem with the board, my browser, or what.
    It's appeared that way for me for a long time too, and sometimes briefly left me wondering what was meant by the title.

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    Not really so much "amuses", as "kinda interesting". There is a Zumwalt Class Destroyer sitting in the Strait of Juan De Fuca where I can see it from my house. They only built three. Seeing a somewhat rare object might even make me happy, were I not one of the taxpayers who helped pay for the useless thing.
    It was supposed to be the battleship of the 21st century and was built around an advanced 155mm gun system. For which no ammunition exists, because it was going to cost a million dollars a round.
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    A comedian who shall remain unnamed made a joke once about a person walking a dog while on the phone, and the leash looked like it was connected to the cellphone, because they were held in the same hand. He thought to himself, "Oh of course, it's a dog-phone."

    This is all to say, I can't think of anything good right now that fits into this category, but whenever I do, I think to myself, "Oh, it's a dog-phone!" Just stupid [stuff] that amuses me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Not really so much "amuses", as "kinda interesting".
    We should have a "stuff that gives you mixed feelings" thread. It seems to come up a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    We should have a "stuff that gives you mixed feelings" thread. It seems to come up a lot.
    I know what you mean. Something like a "Random Musings" thread perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    It was supposed to be the battleship of the 21st century and was built around an advanced 155mm gun system. For which no ammunition exists, because it was going to cost a million dollars a round.
    The resemblance is superficial, but I always found it eerie that a 21st century warship would look so much like one of those Southern Civil War steam rams that were hammered together with bits of scrap iron.
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    I don't know why this popped into my head today, but I remember playing this epic "boardgame" called Triplane Fokker. Each of the players got a plane mounted on a stick on rollers, like a IV stand. The planes and game scale were HO, so we played in a gym. It was very math heavy, so you couldn't just "turn". It was ingenious because the size of the wheels on the stand was proportional to the power of the plane's engine and the amount the wheel could pivot was based on the maneuverability of the plane.

    But since it involved physics and physically moving the plane, the game devolved into several different dogfights separated by yards and yards of distance. Since no one had played this game before, we wanted to see what the other players were doing in their dogfight which meant running across the gym to see.

    I'm sure my high school gym teacher would appreciate it.
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    I miss the time when me and my friends -of different alignments- got together to play poker ! its was so much fun.
    we did this [spam redacted] and found out that we had totally different and somehow opposite characters.
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    2020 has been, well, not a very good year. So I have to look for amusement where I can!
    A side-effect of Covid-19 has been that talking heads on TV news shows have had to work from home instead of a studio. When they come on, I just tune out whatever they are discussing and enjoy what they've selected for a background. Books are probably the most popular, sometimes books by the particular commentator turned to face the audience for advertising. Art is also common. I remember one working from her kitchen and both my wife and commented on the amount of stuff she had on the countertop. (Our countertop is, or at least can be, pretty empty; because the toaster, coffee makers, etc are in the pantry.) There was a guy yesterday had a sea urchin on his ceiling. I assume it's a light fixture, but it sure was spiny!
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    I just got back from little shopping run to the stores. At the first one I stepped out of the car and realized that summer uniform season is over. Time for long pants and a jacket! BRRRR!

    Which I texted my wife. Except autocorrect turned "BRRRR" into "Barry".

    ETA: Stuff that bugs me: This post was supposed to be in that thread! Oh, well.
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    There is a TV ad for an arthritis ointment showing people rubbing their joints while the song “Love Hurts” plays. I couldn’t help but think that the song “Love Stinks” would be equally appropriate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    2020 has been, well, not a very good year. So I have to look for amusement where I can!
    A side-effect of Covid-19 has been that talking heads on TV news shows have had to work from home instead of a studio. When they come on, I just tune out whatever they are discussing and enjoy what they've selected for a background. Books are probably the most popular, sometimes books by the particular commentator turned to face the audience for advertising. Art is also common. I remember one working from her kitchen and both my wife and commented on the amount of stuff she had on the countertop. (Our countertop is, or at least can be, pretty empty; because the toaster, coffee makers, etc are in the pantry.) There was a guy yesterday had a sea urchin on his ceiling. I assume it's a light fixture, but it sure was spiny!
    This morning for the first time I saw a woman doing one of those interview things from a bedroom. It was nice and neat, bed all made and everything, but still a bedroom. On at the same time was a guy with a large photo of a mid-1950's Ford Convertible, two-tone red and blue, on his wall behind him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    2020 has been, well, not a very good year. So I have to look for amusement where I can! ...
    You should visit You Tube and search for Julie Nolke Pandemic. She has a series of three (so far) videos where she visits herself in the past to discuss what is about to happen.

    "I'd like to get a dog but I couldn't take of it."
    "Why not?"
    "I'll be doing so much travelling."
    "Hahahahahahahaha!!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    You should visit You Tube and search for Julie Nolke Pandemic. She has a series of three (so far) videos where she visits herself in the past to discuss what is about to happen.

    "I'd like to get a dog but I couldn't take of it."
    "Why not?"
    "I'll be doing so much travelling."
    "Hahahahahahahaha!!"
    Just watched all three! Great!
    Probably should throw in a language and politics warning, however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by politalignment View Post
    I miss the time when me and my friends -of different alignments- got together to play poker ! its was so much fun.
    we did this [spam redacted] and found out that we had totally different and somehow opposite characters.
    Well, let's make lemonade out of lemons. I totally got taken in by this post as it reminded me that I am a terrifying poker player. I'll give back your money, twice. But if you play with me a third time, I'll keep your cash.

    At my brother-in-law's bachelor party, they had a poker game going where the pot was split with the bride and groom. Fund raising for the happy couple. However, the event planner put some wacky contingencies on how the plot was split up and it was possible for a player to get a better take than the bride and groom (because chips of 5 units are the lowest and undividable equally). Because of that poor planning, there was a heated phone call to my wife which ended with me leaving all of my winnings to the now unhappy couple. The gist of what was happening was I'd win the pot and (slightly less than) 1/2 went to the couple. I'd then sucker people back to the table by dividing my profits equally among all losing players, setting them up to play and lose again.

    It took 7 years and a couple of payout diagrams before my brother-in-law realized some of what I was doing. He understands how I "lost" or "gave" $300 to him, but still can't wrap his head around the fact that I also won many times that for him off the other players. It's the division of funds plus the addition of my own funds that stymies his understanding. His wife is still angry that I sharked their guests and I think she understands the whole thing, except the "why?".

    When I was a kid, my great grandmother and grandmother forbid me to play games with dice, cards or chance. I really wanted to play, but ended up watching instead. It's a heck of a way to learn how to play.
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    During a break in the weird weather yesterday I got busy and took a load of trash and recycling to the transfer station. When I got home I got a message from Google: "How was Jefferson County Solid Waste? You're popular, your reviews have over 600 views!"
    I was tempted to create a review: "This place is a real dump!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    During a break in the weird weather yesterday I got busy and took a load of trash and recycling to the transfer station. When I got home I got a message from Google: "How was Jefferson County Solid Waste? You're popular, your reviews have over 600 views!"
    I was tempted to create a review: "This place is a real dump!"


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    We will have gone from talking vaguely about how we should have a generator to having a generator in a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    We will have gone from talking vaguely about how we should have a generator to having a generator in a week.
    It was almost that way for us. I'd floated the idea of a whole-house generator for quite some time but The Wife thought it too expensive...until we had a 2½-day power outage. So, change of perspective.

    And as I was writing this, we had an earthquake. A modest 4.2M but it included a sharp 'bang' tremor. Got the heart rate up just a touch.
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