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post #8536 of 13136
Pick ear hair over eyebrow hair or you will end up looking like this.


post #8537 of 13136
There's a pickup truck in the parking lot of my workplace with a decal in the back window that says "Hoosier" in some kind of Old English script. (I think this might just be a St. Louis thing, but here "Hoosier" means something like "white trash." It does not mean "person of Indiana.")
post #8538 of 13136
Okay fellas, here's another one (thing I don't get). Whenever I travel about the Internet, I find advertisements at the top or side of the page. That's not what i don't get, though (I do get it, it's about revenue). What I don't get is that they're very often in Spanish. I'll admit I do read some Spanish language sites betimes, but not that often (read French and Portuguese sites much more reglar.) Why does "the man" want to advertise to me in Spanish?
post #8539 of 13136
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Okay fellas, here's another one (thing I don't get). Whenever I travel about the Internet, I find advertisements at the top or side of the page. That's not what i don't get, though (I do get it, it's about revenue). What I don't get is that they're very often in Spanish. I'll admit I do read some Spanish language sites betimes, but not that often (read French and Portuguese sites much more reglar.) Why does "the man" want to advertise to me in Spanish?

With a name like Ron Mexico you wonder why ads are directed toward you in Spanish?
post #8540 of 13136
I think "Hoosier" anywhere (including in Indiana) typically is equated with White Trash; I mean, have you been to Indiana before? wink.gif
post #8541 of 13136
in this case the "Hoosier" in English script refers to the tire brand
post #8542 of 13136
Just looked it up sure enough I had no idea. But that just raises a new question why would you want to name your tire company a synonym for "white trash?"
post #8543 of 13136
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

With a name like Ron Mexico you wonder why ads are directed toward you in Spanish?

Should be in Mexican then, wouldn't you think?

Speaking of which, I once had a student in my class whose first name was Valencia. I had to pay close attention lest I say her name in Spanish: "Balenthia."
Edited by L'Incandescent - 12/9/13 at 4:55pm
post #8544 of 13136
to get them to buy your stuff, silly. have you seen the trucks they drive?
post #8545 of 13136
why is it that the majority of stuff on the Ikea website is in-store pickup only? It's annoying as all hell, especially since I picked up the wrong lightbulb.
post #8546 of 13136
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

why is it that the majority of stuff on the Ikea website is in-store pickup only? It's annoying as all hell, especially since I picked up the wrong lightbulb.

Because then you wouldn't wander the store for 2 hours and buy an extra hundred bucks worth of stuff!

And since their bread and butter is furniture that's not as easily shipable.
post #8547 of 13136
And meatballs. With that Swedish sauce
post #8548 of 13136
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

And meatballs. With that Swedish sauce

Alright, I'll say it.

If you don't have drippings and scraps and aren't making real gravy...the powdered ikea gravy is definitely a step or two above the mixes you can buy in the grocery store.
post #8549 of 13136
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

why is it that the majority of stuff on the Ikea website is in-store pickup only? It's annoying as all hell, especially since I picked up the wrong lightbulb.

Who buys light bulbs at Ikea? That is what Home Depot is for...
post #8550 of 13136
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Originally Posted by zarathustra View Post

Who buys light bulbs at Ikea? That is what Home Depot is for...

I bought a floor lamp and intended to buy bulbs to go with it.
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