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post #5011 of 10951
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

I don't get why people use their iPads to take pictures during vacations.

If you can afford a $500 iPad then you can just use a regular $100 point and shoot camera to take vastly superior images, more quickly, and easily.

I don't get people who take pictures like that. Not just the dumbness of using the ipad, but the picture he's taking is just a shot of the Grand Canyon, he's not in the pic. I can understand taking a pic of the Grand Canyon with you in it to show your friends or something. But what's the fucking point of taking a pic of just the Grand Canyon? I can fucking promise you there are better pictures taken by real photographers available freely all over the internet. Fuck, you can get a postcard of that vantage probably a hundred times more artistic for like two bits. Fucking dumb tourists who take pictures just to take pictures because they're too dumb to remember anything. Fuck you and die, fatty.
post #5012 of 10951
I disagree. I like taking photos much more than I like having shitty photos taken by a mouthbreathing passerby (who usually uses your head to block out whatever was important about the background). The exposure always ends up terrible on shots like that since it can't decide if you care about the person in the foreground or the canyon in the background, and why do I need proof that I was there? Are you really going to not believe me if I say "Yeah, I was at the grand canyon a month ago"?

Granted, that guy's shot is probably going to suck, and I totally agree about people who take pictures of paintings in museums, but it is not that hard to take postcard quality shots with a decent camera and decent lighting. You can often take shots that don't make it onto the postcards as well...sometimes you'd rather see the back side of a fountain/sculpture and everybody always thinks that despite being a 3 dimensional piece of art, the only correct way to look at it is from the front.

Edit: also, when you take the shot, you have a high resolution copy and are the sole owner of the content. You don't get usage rights from a postcard.
post #5013 of 10951
When did "Cookie" become the singular form of "Cookies"?

I'm reading the instructions for a vintage Mirro "Cooky and Pastry Press" and the recipes always use "Cooky" as the singular form....things like "When making cookies, turn handle until each cooky is formed. Then lift press and cooky will cut off".

We don't say Pastrie...so why do we say Cookie?
post #5014 of 10951
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

I don't get people who take pictures like that. Not just the dumbness of using the ipad, but the picture he's taking is just a shot of the Grand Canyon, he's not in the pic. I can understand taking a pic of the Grand Canyon with you in it to show your friends or something. But what's the fucking point of taking a pic of just the Grand Canyon? I can fucking promise you there are better pictures taken by real photographers available freely all over the internet. Fuck, you can get a postcard of that vantage probably a hundred times more artistic for like two bits. Fucking dumb tourists who take pictures just to take pictures because they're too dumb to remember anything. Fuck you and die, fatty.

On a related note why do tourists take photos with dumb facial expression and stands in them, just stand like a normal fucking person, I don't want to see you in your best model pose in front of a church.
post #5015 of 10951
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

I disagree. I like taking photos much more than I like having shitty photos taken by a mouthbreathing passerby (who usually uses your head to block out whatever was important about the background). The exposure always ends up terrible on shots like that since it can't decide if you care about the person in the foreground or the canyon in the background, and why do I need proof that I was there? Are you really going to not believe me if I say "Yeah, I was at the grand canyon a month ago"?
Granted, that guy's shot is probably going to suck, and I totally agree about people who take pictures of paintings in museums, but it is not that hard to take postcard quality shots with a decent camera and decent lighting. You can often take shots that don't make it onto the postcards as well...sometimes you'd rather see the back side of a fountain/sculpture and everybody always thinks that despite being a 3 dimensional piece of art, the only correct way to look at it is from the front.
Edit: also, when you take the shot, you have a high resolution copy and are the sole owner of the content. You don't get usage rights from a postcard.

Well a camera with a timer is your friend, I'd certainly never let a mouthbreather touch my camera. And you don't need proof, I'm just saying I'd understand that kind of picture instead of one of just the Grand Canyon. And I can just about guarantee you that every shot you could possibly take at the Grand Canyon of the scenery has already been taken.

True on the usage rights, but that fat oaf isn't making a documentary on the Grand Canyon. He's taking a pic of it to post on facebook for his dumb fat friends to see.
post #5016 of 10951
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

When did "Cookie" become the singular form of "Cookies"?
I'm reading the instructions for a vintage Mirro "Cooky and Pastry Press" and the recipes always use "Cooky" as the singular form....things like "When making cookies, turn handle until each cooky is formed. Then lift press and cooky will cut off".
We don't say Pastrie...so why do we say Cookie?

Cookie has been the singular in American English for as long as I know. But Cooky is listed as an alternate spelling so go for it.
post #5017 of 10951
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

When did "Cookie" become the singular form of "Cookies"?

I'm reading the instructions for a vintage Mirro "Cooky and Pastry Press" and the recipes always use "Cooky" as the singular form....things like "When making cookies, turn handle until each cooky is formed. Then lift press and cooky will cut off".

We don't say Pastrie...so why do we say Cookie?

Why do Americans insist on speaking Dutch anyway?
post #5018 of 10951
I was at the courthouse this morning and got on an elevator where there were two rough looking black teenagers and one REALLY nervous looking white middle aged woman. She practically let out a sigh of relief as I got on. What did she think was going to happen? She's in a courthouse filled with police and 9 in the morning, I really don't think they were just going to rape her right there.
post #5019 of 10951
You should have gotten back off, just to real-life troll her.
post #5020 of 10951
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

I was at the courthouse this morning and got on an elevator where there were two rough looking black teenagers and one REALLY nervous looking white middle aged woman. She practically let out a sigh of relief as I got on. What did she think was going to happen? She's in a courthouse filled with police and 9 in the morning, I really don't think they were just going to rape her right there.

Reminds me of the essay by David Foster Wallace where he was in a Vegas hotel penthouse with a bunch of porn stars, and slowly relaxing when he started to realize that they weren't going to spontaneously start up some orgy.
post #5021 of 10951
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

You should have gotten back off, just to real-life troll her.

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post #5022 of 10951
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

I was at the courthouse this morning and got on an elevator where there were two rough looking black teenagers and one REALLY nervous looking white middle aged woman. She practically let out a sigh of relief as I got on. What did she think was going to happen? She's in a courthouse filled with police and 9 in the morning, I really don't think they were just going to rape her right there.

Because she was middle aged? That's ageist.
post #5023 of 10951
I was in court once with a similar person. She was really freaked out by the dudes who had been brought in from the jail for their cases. They were seated in the jury box 30 feet away, cuffed together in a line and wearing leg shackles. There were also two fully armed (though supremely bored looking) sheriff's officers there as escort/guards. I guess she thought they were going to go Hulk, snap their chains, rip the officers limb from limb, hop the waist wall into the gallery and then take turns ass raping her. You know, despite being there for DUIs, minor drug possessions, failure to appear warrants and other boring, run of the mill, minor offenses.

Some people are just twitchy.
post #5024 of 10951
^ on a similar context, I've friends who don't feel comfortable being near gays and I've asked them if they're afraid to get the ghey disease, or I'd tell them they're not that hot enough to get ass raped.
post #5025 of 10951
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Originally Posted by JustChris View Post

I guess she thought they were going to go Hulk, snap their chains, rip the officers limb from limb, hop the waist wall into the gallery and then take turns ass raping her. You know, despite being there for DUIs, minor drug possessions, failure to appear warrants and other boring, run of the mill, minor offenses.

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Those are gateway offenses.
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