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Re: This thread is like a broken pencil: pointless.
« Reply #2850 on: 24 Mar 2019, 07:12 »





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« Reply #2851 on: 24 Mar 2019, 16:32 »

Hmm.  There was this one version about the quick brown fox jumping the lazy dog over and over, but depending on the context it might have been considered obscene.   Besides, it was longer unnecessarily.

"Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow" is objectively the best, having fewer repeated letters than either of the other two.

But probably not practical because

A) You couldn't possibly get it into elementary textbooks in Texas.  Fundie parents will be afraid that some reference to a beast belonging to the pantheon of a pagan religion is DEMON WORSHIP!

B) While there is widespread agreement on how to spell "Sphinx" and "Quartz", there are a lot of people who aren't in on the agreement for "Sphinx" (they tend to write "Sphynx") and a lot of people to whom "Quartz" is less familiar than "Quarts" and they will therefore mishear and/or misspell it that way even though it makes no sense.
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« Reply #2852 on: 24 Mar 2019, 18:22 »

Iím amused the tweet mucks the sentence up.
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« Reply #2853 on: 26 Mar 2019, 10:55 »

Long and wholesome post that I put in a spoiler. Enjoy

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« Reply #2854 on: 26 Mar 2019, 11:11 »

I want to love something as much as America loves Mr. Rogers. Even Mr. Dressup (Canadian Mr. Rogers..sort of) doesn't garner that level of adoration.
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Re: This thread is like a broken pencil: pointless.
« Reply #2855 on: 26 Mar 2019, 11:42 »

And as xkcd pointed out, moving to a Rogers street and getting a cat named Mr. is a guarantee that your kid will never go into pr0n.
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« Reply #2856 on: 26 Mar 2019, 13:27 »

That Mr. Rogers story is beautiful. I wish I'd had someone like him to watch on TV growing up.
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« Reply #2857 on: 26 Mar 2019, 13:29 »

whatever you do, DO NOT turn off your filters and google "roger cat"

Trust me on this.  I haven't done it, I won't do it, and I'm pretty sure what would come up if I did and that's why I won't.
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Re: This thread is like a broken pencil: pointless.
« Reply #2859 on: 28 Mar 2019, 18:46 »

The Fundamental Matrix song is ten years old.

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« Reply #2860 on: 29 Mar 2019, 06:26 »

I would pretty much be the second player in this:
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« Reply #2861 on: 29 Mar 2019, 11:04 »

The Fundamental Matrix song is ten years old.



The Matrix was released twenty years ago.
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« Reply #2863 on: 30 Mar 2019, 19:46 »

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« Reply #2864 on: 31 Mar 2019, 04:19 »

How to trick a monkey
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« Reply #2865 on: 31 Mar 2019, 08:12 »

< Thwack!  >
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« Reply #2866 on: 01 Apr 2019, 00:53 »

How to trick a monkey
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Well, guess who's not on my Christmas list any more!
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« Reply #2867 on: 01 Apr 2019, 08:01 »

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« Reply #2868 on: 01 Apr 2019, 08:41 »

RIP Terry Pratchett.
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Re: This thread is like a broken pencil: pointless.
« Reply #2869 on: 01 Apr 2019, 10:09 »

How to trick a monkey
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Well, guess who's not on my Christmas list any more!

You'd think I'd know having posted it, but it still gets me every time



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« Reply #2870 on: 01 Apr 2019, 15:24 »

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« Reply #2871 on: 01 Apr 2019, 15:31 »

How insensitive! The map lumps those three countries together as Poor Mexico, when they're clearly English Mexico, Dutch Mexico and French Mexico.
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« Reply #2872 on: 02 Apr 2019, 04:40 »

Since my glasses finally gave in after eight years of mistreatment and being slept on, I got the new ones today. And ho-leeeee sheet, I hadn't realised how badly it was micro-scratched. I can see (almost) properly again!
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« Reply #2873 on: 02 Apr 2019, 14:24 »

As if the word 'archipelago' would exist to these people.
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« Reply #2874 on: 04 Apr 2019, 01:10 »

Mexico in the sea, then, or watery Mexico? Cruise ports?
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« Reply #2875 on: 04 Apr 2019, 01:11 »

Islandy Mexico.
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« Reply #2876 on: 04 Apr 2019, 13:54 »

Things Americans Do the Rest of the World Finds Weird
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« Reply #2877 on: 05 Apr 2019, 08:45 »





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« Reply #2878 on: 06 Apr 2019, 17:28 »



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« Reply #2879 on: 11 Apr 2019, 12:06 »

I have not seen this movie (Pentagon Wars) but not only is this hysterical, based on real events, but I think it also illustrates any kind of project inside a large organisation where the bosses get to put in their input. Whether its studio interference on a movie/tv show or trying to design the next iphone, this seems relevant:

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« Reply #2880 on: 15 Apr 2019, 10:48 »

TV detective vs tech guy
A fan in the comments put this together:
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« Reply #2881 on: 18 Apr 2019, 15:08 »

I saw a comment from someone on how to properly prepare merganser duck:

"Use Olive oil on a pine board, put the cleaned merganser on the board, and put both in the oven at 400įF. Wait 30 minutes, throw out the merganser, and eat the board."
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« Reply #2882 on: 19 Apr 2019, 12:06 »

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« Reply #2883 on: 25 Apr 2019, 12:15 »

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« Reply #2885 on: 06 May 2019, 10:36 »


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« Reply #2886 on: 07 May 2019, 04:15 »

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« Reply #2887 on: 07 May 2019, 13:01 »



sent this to my wife at work. People came into her office to check on her because she was laughing to hard... guess which one in the family refills the brita container me!

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« Reply #2889 on: 12 May 2019, 06:33 »

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« Reply #2892 on: 23 May 2019, 03:57 »

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« Reply #2893 on: 24 May 2019, 17:58 »

This is a genuine email that I recently received. I think it might be spam, I don't know.  :roll:

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You have a new package from Apple that comprises of an (iPhone XS, Apple MacBook Pro and a Cheque of $6,480,000.00 USD), prepared for delivery to your house address, kindly reply back as soon as possible for more information via: [email protected]

Yours Faithfully,
Mrs. Rita McCarthy.

And yes, I know about the whole "they deliberately make them ludicrous to filter out all but the most gullible" thing, just to save you the trouble of posting that.

If you feel like writing back to that email address to troll them, or even feeding that address to some other spammer - please, be my guest.
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« Reply #2894 on: 24 May 2019, 21:19 »

"Rita,
How did you get this email, and how do you know my name?
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« Reply #2895 on: 25 May 2019, 17:29 »

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« Reply #2896 on: 25 May 2019, 21:50 »

You realize what's bizarre in that picture, right? 

You may think it's only youngsters going "just look at this freaky old thing, I think they were called pay phones," 

But look closer.  That's a VERIZON logo!!

So, if they're even remotely aware that land line phones are a different thing than cell phones, they're going, "Holy shit!  Verizon somehow got roped into providing service  for this pay phone that was ancient already when Verizon was founded, which doesn't even use the cell phone infrastructure that their business supports!  Pics or it didn't happen!"
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« Reply #2897 on: 25 May 2019, 21:54 »

No, the biggest shock is that it actually appears to be functional.
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« Reply #2898 on: 26 May 2019, 05:31 »

The real joke is that that's in a coverage gap for Verizon cell phones. She's not posting that picture anywhere.
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« Reply #2899 on: 28 May 2019, 11:45 »

2600 readers sending a pic of a find.


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