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post #451 of 67045
The 2 guys standing outside the McGraw-Hill building this morning.

One had a sign that said something about Imus and his catch phrase I really didn't get.
The other had one that said "Get Stern Out" and was ranting about Howard Stern being a sexist and we must get sexism out of the media.
post #452 of 67045

What the hell is this stuff?
post #453 of 67045
Appears to be some kind of nifty alien coding. Maybe that stuff we sent to Mars is finally coming back to us.

JB
post #454 of 67045
That I can't afford to take my wife to NYC for our first anniversary and stay in a swank hotel for less than ~$350/night. Anyone have miles they want to give me so we can have a nice trip? Sheesh. That money won't even get you a posh hotel, just a mediocre one.

b
post #455 of 67045
Was driving home on the freeway tonight, through downtown. Freeway is a high-rise, about 10-15 stories high. I am in the exit lane, a semi truck is in front of me. He slams on the brakes and decides he doesn't want to get off there, and moves over. I go around him. Semi truck realizes he was in the right lane after all, and swerves back in (with me right next to him). I swerve to avoid getting side-swiped and hit some traffic barrels in the emergency shoulder of the ramp, nearly go over the edge.
post #456 of 67045
I haven't been able to sleep lately, and I've been having really bad nightmares. I chopped a talking raccoons head off last week.
post #457 of 67045
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Originally Posted by rdawson808 View Post
That I can't afford to take my wife to NYC for our first anniversary and stay in a swank hotel for less than ~$350/night. Anyone have miles they want to give me so we can have a nice trip? Sheesh. That money won't even get you a posh hotel, just a mediocre one.

b
Would United do
post #458 of 67045
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I noticed an odd shudder in my car a few days ago, so I took it to the mechanic. $600 later, it was back on the road and... The shudder is worse? I'm going to take it back in today once the shop opens. This significantly cuts into the already skimpy padding I had attempted to obtain in order to facilitate moving out of my current apartment, which needs to be done by 9/1. It's all really very humiliating, and sharing the fun online is probably ill-advised, but here we are.

Hopefully at some point today I'll be able to sell my bed, since I currently value $200 over "not sleeping on the floor."
post #459 of 67045
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Would United do

That's very nice of you, but you don't have to do that. I'm just bitching.

There's also a problem of vacation time which my wife really doesn't have much of. Somehow in my 8 months here I've accumulated nearly twice what she has. That's thanks to a rate twice as high and two "time off awards" of 16 hours each.

We're in the process of finding a CC to use for all of our expenses that will earn us "points" or something.

b
post #460 of 67045
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What the hell is this stuff?

That is horny Japanese businessmen on a "business trip" to Thailand with their "GFEs" (Girl Friend Experiences, or "girlfriends of the day or week"). As we all know, the girls are all mere prostitutes paid for their services and the Japanese "salarymen" (at least the married ones) superimpose those cartoon faces over their own in case their wives or children or parents or someone they know happen to stumble across those sites, and dozens other like them. It pisses me off that this is such an engrained aspect of many Asian cultures that many Japanese wives will even pack condoms in their husbands' suitcases before they leave for "business trips" to Southeast Asia. Sure, they'll do a little business perhaps, play a little golf, eat some good food... but do they really need to brag about their abilities to rent dirty women? I know... I shouldn't get upset because I'm imposing my own morals on other cultures which don't share them, but still.... the objectification of women (prostitutes or not) by cartoon characters really pisses me off!

post #461 of 67045
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Originally Posted by rdawson808 View Post
That's very nice of you, but you don't have to do that. I'm just bitching.

There's also a problem of vacation time which my wife really doesn't have much of. Somehow in my 8 months here I've accumulated nearly twice what she has. That's thanks to a rate twice as high and two "time off awards" of 16 hours each.

We're in the process of finding a CC to use for all of our expenses that will earn us "points" or something.

b
That's OK. I have points left over from when I lived in the USA, and I can't figure out a way to use them here. I hope you end having a good holiday. Have you thought of CCing about 10 suits from STP and then sending them back? That ought to get you some points.
post #462 of 67045
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post
That's OK. I have points left over from when I lived in the USA, and I can't figure out a way to use them here.

I hope you end having a good holiday.

Have you thought of CCing about 10 suits from STP and then sending them back? That ought to get you some points.

If you truly have no use for them and want to give them away, I will gladly take them. (And owe you big time.) But if you have potential future use for them you should keep them. Otherwise, I can PM you and we can talk.

Thanks.

bob
post #463 of 67045
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Originally Posted by Bergdorf Goodwill View Post
I noticed an odd shudder in my car a few days ago, so I took it to the mechanic. $600 later, it was back on the road and... The shudder is worse? I'm going to take it back in today once the shop opens. This significantly cuts into the already skimpy padding I had attempted to obtain in order to facilitate moving out of my current apartment, which needs to be done by 9/1. It's all really very humiliating, and sharing the fun online is probably ill-advised, but here we are.

We had something similar - it was the transmission. Took eight visits to the dealer to get it diagnosed and finally fixed. Hope yours is not a similar case. Good luck.
post #464 of 67045
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
That is horny Japanese businessmen on a "business trip" to Thailand with their "GFEs" (Girl Friend Experiences, or "girlfriends of the day or week"). As we all know, the girls are all mere prostitutes paid for their services and the Japanese "salarymen" (at least the married ones) superimpose those cartoon faces over their own in case their wives or children or parents or someone they know happen to stumble across those sites, and dozens other like them. It pisses me off that this is such an engrained aspect of many Asian cultures that many Japanese wives will even pack condoms in their husbands' suitcases before they leave for "business trips" to Southeast Asia. Sure, they'll do a little business perhaps, play a little golf, eat some good food... but do they really need to brag about their abilities to rent dirty women? I know... I shouldn't get upset because I'm imposing my own morals on other cultures which don't share them, but still.... the objectification of women (prostitutes or not) by cartoon characters really pisses me off!


Wouldnt' it make more sense just to not pose for photos with prostitutes (assuming for the sake of discussion that not hiring them at all is not on the table)? It seems like the guy with the cat head, for example, is probably pretty recognizable to someone who knows him and his wardrobe as well as his wife likely does.
post #465 of 67045
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post
That's OK. I have points left over from when I lived in the USA, and I can't figure out a way to use them here.

I hope you end having a good holiday.

Have you thought of CCing about 10 suits from STP and then sending them back? That ought to get you some points.

I thought they had policies that prevented that kind of thing.
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