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Title: I should have known better
Post by: A Wet Helmet on 19 Mar 2008, 16:29
The old saying is that "You learn something new everyday."

I've found, in my experience, this isn't true.  I don't learn something new everyday.  I do, however, frequently find myself facing the consequences for doing something that I know I shouldn't have done.   Last night, for instance, I learned the hard way that it is a bad idea to solder without a shirt on. 

Yeah, ouch.

Today I discovered that no matter how funny you think you are, Rush fans do not appreciate you walking up to a group of them who are all singing along with A Passage to Bangkok (being played at an obnoxiously loud volume) and saying "Wow, she's got a really pretty voice.  Who is this?"



What have you learned today?

Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Hat on 19 Mar 2008, 16:33
It is a long running joke with a group of friends of mine who all love Rush where Geddy Lee gets mad at his mother for having a deeper voice than he does.

Maybe you just know some humourless Rush fans?

Today I learnt that no matter how drunk I get and how despicably I act, people will still love me for it and that this is a horrible, horrible thing.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Trollstormur on 19 Mar 2008, 16:39
you know who fucking sucks? tool fans.

like, die-hard tool fans. i hate them. I don't really care for tool, but i understand it's got some talented members and is a valid artistic effort on the part of maynard james keenan, but if you tell these people you don't like tool, they will threaten to kill you.

they're the only thing worse than juggalos
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 19 Mar 2008, 16:42
Today I learned that my bank, and all other banks, are scheming and conniving fiends who will rape you for all your worth if you let them. I also learned that the place I've been working for bounced a payroll check to me and that I have to pay the consequences for it. Those sons of bitches.

Is that something you learned today about Tool fans or just a sliver of wisdom you thought you'd pass on down the line? And what's... what's a juggalo?
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: RobbieOC on 19 Mar 2008, 16:43
I've never met any Juggalos, so I don't know about that, but I've met Tool fans. And yeah. Damn.

I learned today that McDonald's gives me heartburn!  :lol:
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: sean on 19 Mar 2008, 16:45
Today I learned that leaving your map at home while walking in a forign city that a) you are unfamiliar with and b) speaks a different language than you is a really bad idea.

If I learn something tommorow I'm calling shenanigans on this thread.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: tommydski on 19 Mar 2008, 16:48
Something I learned today,
Never look straight in the sun's rays,
Letting all the sunshine in,
Can't remember where I've been...

It's something I learned today,
Something I learned today.
Something I learned today.
Something I learned today.

Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 19 Mar 2008, 16:51
...juggalos and tool...ugh...

 :cry:
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Dimmukane on 19 Mar 2008, 16:52
I like Tool.  They're pretty good.  One of the most talented bands to break into mainstream view.  But I especially know how subjective music can be, so if someone says they suck, I just ignore it or say "that's your opinion".  I will draw the line if someone says "Tool has a shitty drummer/bassist/guitarist/vocalist".  But no one has. 

I still think juggalos are worse.

More on-topic, the way Trollstormur feels about Tool, I feel about The Mars Volta fans or Lou Reed fans.  If you go to the IMDB music boards and say Brahms is awesome, they will straight up tell you Lou Reed is better.  And go into a bunch of nonsense about producing records and stuff that is entirely irrelevant.

The Mars Volta die-hards consider themselves Gods greatest gift to man for being fans of The Mars Volta.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: tommydski on 19 Mar 2008, 16:56
Actually, yesterday I learned something really interesting.

If you are straining to do something that is at the limit of your strength, for example trying to open a jar or something similar - ungrit your teeth. The resulting dissipation of energy will give you an extra boost of power.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 19 Mar 2008, 17:00
liking Tool is okay in my book. it stops being okay when Tool is literally the only band you listen to (yeah, i know people who do this) and when anyone who doesn't like Tool is automatically blacklisted.

oh yeah, the topic at hand: i learned today that every once in a while over-the-counter medicine actually makes you feel better! who knew?


edit: does that actually work, tommy? is it easy to ungrit your teeth? it seems like it would be hard to undo something that you were doing involuntarily in the first place. well, good info if it works!
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Spluff on 19 Mar 2008, 17:15
Metallica fans. Die-hard Metallica fans.

Oh my god, I like Metallica and all (well early), but if you dare to mention that any other band in the world could possibly be better, they will kill you.

It's like a Zerg rush. One or two of them on their own is just funny, but you will eventually get bombarded by a few million - and then shit gets serious.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Hat on 19 Mar 2008, 17:51
I have this horrible suspicion that you are all working with a definition of die hard fan that is close to being "a fan of a band who reacts unreasonably to criticism of them"

I am not sure that is what being a die hard fan actually means!
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Emaline on 19 Mar 2008, 17:55
I wouldn't call someone like that a die hard fan, per say.


However, if someone identifies as a Juggalo, then I would say they are a die hard fan, and they do react unreasonably when you criticize ICP.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Hat on 19 Mar 2008, 18:14
I agree, but to say that all people who react unreasonably to criticism of their favourite band are die hard fans is not the same thing as to say all die hard fans are people who react unreasonably to criticism of one of their favourite bands.

I have typed the words die hard so many times in this thread, I am totally going to watch Die Hard 3 right now.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Narr on 19 Mar 2008, 18:24
I learned that you should not fuck with Black Abashais on the streets of Sigil.

(Yes I am replaying old RPGs.  You shut your hole.)
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Spluff on 19 Mar 2008, 18:43
Man, I wish I could get PS:T to work on my PC. I am in envy, sir.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Blue Kitty on 19 Mar 2008, 18:49
It is very hard to get "One is the Loneliest Number" out of your head
Also, people will laugh if you sing it in a very high pitched key.


Don't get me started about Juggalos, at least none of you have to share a state with them.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Emaline on 19 Mar 2008, 18:52
Today, I learned that I should try to control my anger a bit better. I kinda went off on a coworker for saying he wasn't going to vote.....
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: calenlass on 19 Mar 2008, 18:52
I learned today that I have no impulse control.


Wait, no, I already knew that.



Shit.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: jhocking on 19 Mar 2008, 18:54
Really? Because you didn't jump me when we met. I mean, that's gotta be at least some impulse control.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: tania on 19 Mar 2008, 19:13
i learned today that the money box i keep my change in has this weird design where you can put coins in but the opening at the bottom is not big enough to get $1 and $2 coins out and today i really needed some change and couldn't get to it and had to smash my money box open with a big bottle of scotch because it was the nearest object available and because the money box was made of tin i couldn't actually break it open but could only sort of dent it and then i had to carefully pry each coin out one by one.

i also learned today that the average american female spends three times more on health care per year than the average american male. i am glad i live in canada.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Hat on 19 Mar 2008, 19:25
Really? Because you didn't jump me when we met. I mean, that's gotta be at least some impulse control.

Joe Hocking is an uggo, pass it on
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Emaline on 19 Mar 2008, 19:31
As an American female, without health insurance, I spend around $300 whenever I go to the hospital for Strep Throat. That's without the shot they used to give me, when I had insurance, that made the swelling in my throat go down immediately. I'm deathly allergic to penicillin, and anything related to it. Since penicillin is the cheapest antibiotic, I usually get stuck with Ketek, which is not very affordable for me.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: imapiratearg on 19 Mar 2008, 20:15
Stuff.

I'm not a very big fan of Tool, but I like Puscifer.

I learned today that a lot of the people I know are selfish and press their problems onto other people while simultaneously offering aid to others and it basically drags everyone down because we're all stupid high school kids who don't know shit about life, and it makes me quite angry.  I have already embraced the fact that I am a selfish jerk sometimes, too, but holy hell, people.  Grow the fuck up.

/rant

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Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: thepugs on 19 Mar 2008, 20:24
I learned that paper PDAs are neat!

I prefer PocketMod to the "hipster pda" partially because the latter's name is lame.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: morca007 on 19 Mar 2008, 20:29
Today I learned what a Pocketmod is.
Tonight I learn to make one.
Tomorrow I learn that I will never use it.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Slick on 19 Mar 2008, 22:15
"Wow, she's got a really pretty voice.  Who is this?"

Dude, did you actually do this? I mean, Geddy Lee is constantly made fun of by everyone, including Rush fans. I have never met a Rush fan who did not take lady-Geddy joke well. I find if you make fun of Geddy Lee they will tell you better jokes about Geddy Lee.


per say

It is actually per se in latin. I do not want to be a picky snob but I want the world to know things so that is why I am saying this.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 19 Mar 2008, 22:31
Today I learned that being on Gabbly while at work makes it hard to get things done and OH SHIT LUNCH BREAK IS OVER!
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Emaline on 19 Mar 2008, 22:46
per say

It is actually per se in latin. I do not want to be a picky snob but I want the world to know things so that is why I am saying this.



I am actually really glad you said that. I never want to say "per se" because I never know how it is spelled, and whatnot. Thanks for clearing it up for me.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: KvP on 19 Mar 2008, 23:23
Today I learned that quad-core processors are needlessly expensive and impractical for current mainstream processes and programs.

Oh well. More money for me!
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 19 Mar 2008, 23:40
Asthmatics can  play the harmonica
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Spluff on 19 Mar 2008, 23:52
Today I learned that quad-core processors are needlessly expensive and impractical for current mainstream processes and programs.

Oh well. More money for me!

If this were anywhere else, you would have already been bombarded by people yelling "Crysis!" at you until you keel over because of that post.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Narr on 20 Mar 2008, 00:08
It's pretty easy to come back to that.  Just yell "Is a mediocre game!"

Because it is.

The FPS genre needs to take a breather for a good 5 months before anything seems like innovation again.  Being bombarded with wave after wave of boring FPS games has made me dislike the entire genre lately.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: RedLion on 20 Mar 2008, 00:35
Oh come on. Call of Duty 4 and Rainbow Six : Vegas 2 are amazing games, and they only came out recently.  ..Actually, as they're continuations of a series, they don't exactly help my point, since they don't break any new ground. But sometimes you don't have to break new ground, you just have to be fucking fun, and that's what those two games are.

Today I learned that cops apparently have some really bright flashy thing that they shine into your side-view mirrors to blind you when they pull you over at night.

..Wow, that just made sound ridiculously retarded. Let me try again. I'm not talking about a flashlight, but a light attached to their car, that's like a mini-spotlight. Or maybe they aren't actually supposed to do that and the guy who pulled me over for one of my headlights being out was just an ass.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Spluff on 20 Mar 2008, 00:41
Oh, I'm not saying Crysis was that good, it's just that people like to justify their ridiculous spendings with it.

Quote
Being bombarded with wave after wave of boring FPS games has made me dislike the entire genre lately.

Bioshock was boring?
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: pen on 20 Mar 2008, 01:08
Today, I learned that a few of my friends care about global warming stuff.  That's all I've got because it's only 4:13am.  I may be back later with something far more interesting, but I doubt it.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: A Wet Helmet on 20 Mar 2008, 01:56
"Wow, she's got a really pretty voice.  Who is this?"

Dude, did you actually do this? I mean, Geddy Lee is constantly made fun of by everyone, including Rush fans. I have never met a Rush fan who did not take lady-Geddy joke well. I find if you make fun of Geddy Lee they will tell you better jokes about Geddy Lee.


.

Oh, it's not like they were violent or anything.  But they did think I was serious which instantly started a very earnest lecture on who Rush is.   
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: onewheelwizzard on 20 Mar 2008, 02:01
I learned that Crystal Castles is playing a dance party in my area on Saturday.  I thought this was pretty important.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: ledhendrix on 20 Mar 2008, 02:35
I learned that it's a good idea to go down to the pub and get free beer.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Elizzybeth on 20 Mar 2008, 02:49
I learned that there actually are people from Oklahoma, and it turns out some of them are pretty cool.   At least three of them.

I have previously doubted that Oklahoma actually exists.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: A Wet Helmet on 20 Mar 2008, 02:56
Quoth my uncle: "Tulsa is a great place to be from, but not someplace you actually want to be."

Replace 'Tulsa' with 'anywhere in the state of Oklahoma' and the statement stays pretty true.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: öde on 20 Mar 2008, 03:15
Today I learned that cops apparently have some really bright flashy thing that they shine into your side-view mirrors to blind you when they pull you over at night.

Police 'round here shine a torch in everyone's eyes. Apparently they don't like it if you do it back.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Switchblade on 20 Mar 2008, 05:18
Today I learned (again) that 28 days does not feel like a long time when you have four degree assignments to finish in that time and will be spending seven of those days pissing about in Ireland.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: 0bsessions on 20 Mar 2008, 07:00
I learned that a lot of people here don't seem to know the difference between fanatical band zealots and fans of certain bands.

Yes, there are certain ones that stick out because they have pretty large followings to begin with (Such as Led Zeppelin or Metallica or the like), but it's less a matter of them being a fan of that band and more a matter of them just being twats who happen to also like that band. If Tool didn't exist, those guys would be idiotic Nine Inch Nails fanatics. if Metallica didn't exist, those guys would endlessly shit on everything that wasn't Megadeth.

Juggalos, in my experience, while utterly lame and pretty effectively wastes of life, are amonsgst the most tolerant and forgiving of music fans. They won't understand that you don't like ICP, but every time I've ever said "Man, ICP sucks" to one of them, the immediate response was "Yeah, but who gives a fuck?" Most ICP fans know that ICP are talentless, they're just not very picky. I actually did a brief study on juggalos when I lived with a girl who hung out with a ton of them a few years ago.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Runs_With_Scissors on 20 Mar 2008, 07:34
I learned yesterday that Volleyball sucks hard. Really hard. On a happier note, I hit my gym teacher in the head, made the ball go over the net, and hit this really annoying girl in the back. Than I got to yell obscenities at her for getting in my way. And I repeated that course of events about 3 times. My teacher was pissed. Which is good. I never realized gym class was a stress reliever.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Wyvernhand on 20 Mar 2008, 07:47
This morning I learned that some women actually experience orgasm during childbirth.  Thank you liberal morning radio disc jockeys.  I didn't believe it at first until I googled it.  Google it yourself...its kind of crazy.

In other news, am I the only one who thinks that Geddy Lee sounds like an early Gwen Stefani, circa Tragic Kingdom? (or maybe the other way around, since Rush definitely came first)
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Slick on 20 Mar 2008, 08:39
Oh, it's not like they were violent or anything.  But they did think I was serious which instantly started a very earnest lecture on who Rush is.   

As good as they are with Geddy jokes, they wouldn't ever expect someone to make fun of them.

Maybe that one should be changed to 'Today I learned that if you express interest in and inquire about a band with a group of their fans, you will get a full answer from them'.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: cupcakeonastick on 20 Mar 2008, 08:43
This week I learned that even though I'm a heathen I get Sunday off.

I also learned that rabbits might poop on you if large dogs start trying to eat them.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Gemmwah on 20 Mar 2008, 09:13
Today I learned that Shane is not as formidable as a shower race competitor as he would like to believe.

BOOYAH!
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: thewayigroove on 20 Mar 2008, 09:31
Today I learned that the MBTA will never fucking be on time.

Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: valley_parade on 20 Mar 2008, 10:07
It took you that long to figure it out?

They did a study a few months back. Apparently the commuter rail is late about 95% of the time. I don't know if they extended said study to the rest of the T and the busses, though.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: karl gambolputty... on 20 Mar 2008, 10:54
Today I learned that procrastination can really come back to bite you in the ass. 

I look forward to learning it again soon.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Aminal on 20 Mar 2008, 11:03
Really? Because you didn't jump me when we met. I mean, that's gotta be at least some impulse control.

Joe Hocking is an uggo, pass it on

so does that make it more like repulse control?
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: calenlass on 20 Mar 2008, 11:07
Man, Joe, that was not impulse control, that was survival instinct. Your ladyfriend strikes me as rather intimidating. I do not want her to bite off my head.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: RobbieOC on 20 Mar 2008, 11:42
I learned that there actually are people from Oklahoma, and it turns out some of them are pretty cool.   At least three of them.

I have previously doubted that Oklahoma actually exists.

We totally exist. That's one of the things we're best at, frankly. And I can attest to there being more than just three cool people here.

Today, I learned that I enjoy being woken up by the sun coming through the window more than an alarm. I will be sleeping with the blinds open more often.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: 0bsessions on 20 Mar 2008, 12:11
That's because it's more natural. An alarm is a sudden alert that will snap you out of sleep. It's really actually kind of unhealthy and it'll take you a lot longer for your body to naturally awaken.

Sunlight is how the body naturally decides when it's time to be awake. Aside from it feeding the body, it's also a lot more gradual. The way the sun rises, the room slowly gets lighter and lighter and the body slowly adjusts to the idea of being awake.

They actually sell alarm clocks that will start out very low and gradually get louder as time goes on so as to lull you out of sleep more naturally. I believe there's a jhocking model available.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Soulsynger on 20 Mar 2008, 12:37
Today I learned that, no matter how high your "eating-skill" is, you can still choke on chilli.

And no matter how much you love drinking water while eating something hot and spicy, you always learn anew that you can NOT talk and drink at the same time while already choking.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: calenlass on 20 Mar 2008, 13:26
Today Soulsynger learned not to put images in his sig.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Storm Rider on 20 Mar 2008, 13:52
Yeah dude, as a friendly heads-up, sig images are a no-no here. We generally find them distracting and a waste of bandwidth.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 20 Mar 2008, 13:58
I learned that when you tell people you don't care about their problems, they will get angry at you, but at least they'll shut up.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: sean on 20 Mar 2008, 14:00
Today I learned that it is a really bad idea to try getting into the Sistine Chapel during holy week.

I'm calling shenanigans on this thread.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: RedLion on 20 Mar 2008, 14:24
On a serious note, I learned that I got a 16,000 dollar scholarship to the college I plan on attending for singing. The best part is I don't have to major in music. I just got 16,000 dollars for singing. That made my day.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Soulsynger on 20 Mar 2008, 16:24
Today Soulsynger learned not to put images in his sig.
SO TOTALLY deserved that one.


Yes yes, I learned not to put images and/or gremlins into my sig.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Lila on 20 Mar 2008, 19:17
I learned how to solve for x in equations like 1/25x2=36 and 42x3=147n.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Tom on 20 Mar 2008, 19:35
Today I learned why I shouldn't tickle my baby brother.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: negative creep on 20 Mar 2008, 20:18
That's because it's more natural. An alarm is a sudden alert that will snap you out of sleep. It's really actually kind of unhealthy and it'll take you a lot longer for your body to naturally awaken.

Sunlight is how the body naturally decides when it's time to be awake. Aside from it feeding the body, it's also a lot more gradual. The way the sun rises, the room slowly gets lighter and lighter and the body slowly adjusts to the idea of being awake.

They actually sell alarm clocks that will start out very low and gradually get louder as time goes on so as to lull you out of sleep more naturally. I believe there's a jhocking model available.


The actually sell alarm clocks that shine a light in your room that gradually gets brighter to simulate the sun.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: RobbieOC on 20 Mar 2008, 22:31
Except that I have the real sun, just right outside my window... I don't get it.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: negative creep on 20 Mar 2008, 22:54
Real sun? Fuck that noise! This is 1984!
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 21 Mar 2008, 01:26
Well the window in my room faces west so I wouldn't see the sunrise. It also faces another building that is close enough as to completely block any sunlight from reaching my room. As such I can fall asleep at 10pm and wake up the next day at 1pm and have no clue how it happened.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 21 Mar 2008, 04:50
Mine does face east but still don't see the sun until at least 11. I just sleep through it, anyway. The stereo/deck I have for my iPod gradually wakes me up though when I set it so that my iPod is the alarm. It's actually kind of unnerving when you wake up to Dead Flag Blues by Godspeed, more so than just now when I woke up to a panic attack.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: blaha 41 on 21 Mar 2008, 12:50
That's because it's more natural. An alarm is a sudden alert that will snap you out of sleep. It's really actually kind of unhealthy and it'll take you a lot longer for your body to naturally awaken.

Sunlight is how the body naturally decides when it's time to be awake. Aside from it feeding the body, it's also a lot more gradual. The way the sun rises, the room slowly gets lighter and lighter and the body slowly adjusts to the idea of being awake.

They actually sell alarm clocks that will start out very low and gradually get louder as time goes on so as to lull you out of sleep more naturally. I believe there's a jhocking model available.

my personal favorite alarm clock is the one that my roommate hits snooze every ten minutes for two hours each morning before actually getting out of bed.

i want her to die every morning.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Eli on 26 Mar 2008, 11:26
I've learned that no matter how many times you tell people indie is not a sound, that it just means "independent label" and not all indie bands sound like Death Cab for Cutie (who isn't even indie anymore) or the Bright Eyes, they won't listen.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: jhocking on 26 Mar 2008, 11:40
i want to die every morning.

!
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 26 Mar 2008, 12:02
an awesome career that doesn't require education, training, or experience is probably a scam.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: jhocking on 26 Mar 2008, 12:06
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepotism
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 26 Mar 2008, 16:15
I learned a while back that while waking up to one of your legs Charlie horsing is the most unpleasant waking experience in your life, I'll be damned if you aren't the most awake you've ever been in your life after its ended. This happened to me a lot back in junior high, not really sure why.

My bedroom is in my parent's basement, no sunlight there, though I have a timer for the basking light on my snake's tank to turn on at 8am, I could switch the direction that light comes from to shine towards my bed... I think that if I had an alarm clock where the volume of the radio/music gets louder over time would be best, rather than like this morning where I wake up to SHOT THROUGH THE HEART, AND YOU'RE TO BLAME*, because I'm a heavy sleeper and so thus my alarm is turned up all the way.


*took me a while to realize what was happening, so I said back "no it isn't"
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: A Wet Helmet on 26 Mar 2008, 16:49
Today I learned that saying "What are you trying to say?  That I'm white trash?" embarrasses the hell out of our corporate contracts person who happens to be black, female, and a lawyer

Thank God she's got a great sense of humor, because corporate America has a giant stick in its ass.  She also told me that even though she does like fried chicken, it would be inappropriate for me to suggest that she does.

Good times.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: RedLion on 26 Mar 2008, 20:30
When my dad/mom used to get me up in the mornings, I'd shout random things at them, like "I'VE ALREADY BEEN UP THREE HOURS." I haven't done it lately, but I also used to sit up in bed while asleep late at night and shout one word nouns, like "COW!"
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: jhocking on 27 Mar 2008, 08:11
EDIT: durr
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: valley_parade on 27 Mar 2008, 08:13
We saw that coming about a week in advance.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: jhocking on 27 Mar 2008, 08:33
note: I believe he's referring to the shitty joke I made and then retracted.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: 0bsessions on 27 Mar 2008, 08:35
STICK IT IN HIS POOPER
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: jhocking on 27 Mar 2008, 08:41
I should have known better than to make a shitty joke on their watch.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: 0bsessions on 27 Mar 2008, 09:23
I should have known better than to make a shitty joke
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Aminal on 27 Mar 2008, 09:29
I should have known how to use Lagrange's equations to solve 2DOF systems...

...that's why this homework is a day late.  But today, that's what I learned.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: valley_parade on 27 Mar 2008, 09:44
note: I believe he's referring to the shitty joke I made and then retracted.

Oh, no. The post was edited when I saw it. What was said shitastic joke, Joe?
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Barmymoo on 27 Mar 2008, 14:25
RedLion, I'm told that once I sat up in bed, shouted in Russian (I don't know any Russian) and then yelled Breadbuns! before falling back to sleep. I don't know if it's true though.

Today I learnt that it hurts when a cockrel eats corn out of your hand, but it's damn cute.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: ledhendrix on 27 Mar 2008, 15:14
I once tried to feed corn to an emu out of my hand, pretty stupid idea.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 27 Mar 2008, 16:47
Today I learned that my snake is almost large enough to choke me when he's around my neck, and my brother tries to hit me (snakes don't like sudden movements)
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: jimbunny on 27 Mar 2008, 23:09
But...it tasted so good.
Title: Re: I should have known better
Post by: SonofZ3 on 30 Mar 2008, 12:11
I wake up to my ringtone of an indian girl chanting "Om namah Shivaya", something much more soothing and preferable to the terrible alarm clock noise.

Today I learned (or was reminded) that no matter how light hearted a theme for a prty is, there always has to be someone who takes it way too seriously and tries to out-do everyone else, like its some kind of competition.