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post #5566 of 13229
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

This guy can barely talk.

He is probably the undercover boss. You and your colleagues are going to be shamed on national television, I fear.
post #5567 of 13229
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

This guy can barely talk.


Pffft, most of us attorneys don't actually have to talk.

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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

I do not understand this post at all. I know that the words are English words and they seem to follow a correct and familiar grammatical structure but I can't seem to parse any sensible meaning from them.


What can I say, I love my job. It gives me the opportunity to verbally beat up cops and midgets.
post #5568 of 13229
Well not everybody can be so fortunate to not have to talk and only expose themselves to make a living. Then again I could help you make a living by exposing myself. Wait, why did I bring exposing one's self into this conversation in the first place? confused.gif
post #5569 of 13229
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

Pffft, most of us attorneys don't actually have to talk.
What can I say, I love my job. It gives me the opportunity to verbally beat up cops and midgets.

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post #5570 of 13229
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Well not everybody can be so fortunate to not have to talk and only expose themselves to make a living. Then again I could help you make a living by exposing myself. Wait, why did I bring exposing one's self into this conversation in the first place? confused.gif

I'm willing to be the complainant.
post #5571 of 13229
I bet you are.
post #5572 of 13229
No one complains when I expose myself. It's a treat.
post #5573 of 13229
Do they salute?
post #5574 of 13229
This neighbor of mine is always bragging about how fast he reads. I've been lending him the Song of Ice and Fire novels and sure enough he returns them in a couple of days. But the thing is, I was just talking to him about the one he finished just yesterday and realized that he doesn't understand the book at all. And I don't mean that he misses the deeper themes or subtle aspects of characters, I mean that he gets major plot points wrong and when I mention a character by name he doesn't even know what I'm talking about until I explain who they are. Dude is a grown man, I can't believe that he's so stuck on being a #1 READER GREAT JOB! that he can't even take the time to comprehend what he's reading. I mean it's not hard to tear through a book when all you're doing is looking at letters really quickly.
post #5575 of 13229
So, basically he is really good a seeing words quickly.
post #5576 of 13229
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

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This neighbor of mine is always bragging about how fast he reads. I've been lending him the Song of Ice and Fire novels and sure enough he returns them in a couple of days. But the thing is, I was just talking to him about the one he finished just yesterday and realized that he doesn't understand the book at all. And I don't mean that he misses the deeper themes or subtle aspects of characters, I mean that he gets major plot points wrong and when I mention a character by name he doesn't even know what I'm talking about until I explain who they are. Dude is a grown man, I can't believe that he's so stuck on being a #1 READER GREAT JOB! that he can't even take the time to comprehend what he's reading. I mean it's not hard to tear through a book when all you're doing is looking at letters really quickly.

TL;DNR
post #5577 of 13229
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

This neighbor of mine is always bragging about how fast he reads. I've been lending him the Song of Ice and Fire novels and sure enough he returns them in a couple of days. But the thing is, I was just talking to him about the one he finished just yesterday and realized that he doesn't understand the book at all. And I don't mean that he misses the deeper themes or subtle aspects of characters, I mean that he gets major plot points wrong and when I mention a character by name he doesn't even know what I'm talking about until I explain who they are. Dude is a grown man, I can't believe that he's so stuck on being a #1 READER GREAT JOB! that he can't even take the time to comprehend what he's reading. I mean it's not hard to tear through a book when all you're doing is looking at letters really quickly.

50-books-this-year challenge, eh?
post #5578 of 13229
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

This neighbor of mine is always bragging about how fast he reads. I've been lending him the Song of Ice and Fire novels and sure enough he returns them in a couple of days. But the thing is, I was just talking to him about the one he finished just yesterday and realized that he doesn't understand the book at all. And I don't mean that he misses the deeper themes or subtle aspects of characters, I mean that he gets major plot points wrong and when I mention a character by name he doesn't even know what I'm talking about until I explain who they are. Dude is a grown man, I can't believe that he's so stuck on being a #1 READER GREAT JOB! that he can't even take the time to comprehend what he's reading. I mean it's not hard to tear through a book when all you're doing is looking at letters really quickly.

I agree, it has been a very icy winter. But I don't think it's worth writing a Song about, unless you can tear through it very quickly.
post #5579 of 13229
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

This neighbor of mine is always bragging about how fast he reads. I've been lending him the Song of Ice and Fire novels and sure enough he returns them in a couple of days. But the thing is, I was just talking to him about the one he finished just yesterday and realized that he doesn't understand the book at all. And I don't mean that he misses the deeper themes or subtle aspects of characters, I mean that he gets major plot points wrong and when I mention a character by name he doesn't even know what I'm talking about until I explain who they are. Dude is a grown man, I can't believe that he's so stuck on being a #1 READER GREAT JOB! that he can't even take the time to comprehend what he's reading. I mean it's not hard to tear through a book when all you're doing is looking at letters really quickly.

I have always wondered if a speed reader could comprehend a dense book.
post #5580 of 13229
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

I have always wondered if a speed reader could comprehend a dense book.

Most speed reading is hokum. Those that actually are effective do not promote comprehension.
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