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post #47056 of 64479
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

My brother is getting married next weekend. (Not angry about that part.) And so of course people have started asking me when I'm going to get married. I do not enjoy having that conversation.

It is annoying, I get it from coworkers all of the time. Also, male coworker's wives are all pregnant, and like 3 female employees are pregnant so I get to hear about babies all fucking day. So annoying. I blame superstrom Sandy for all of these pregnant bitches with nothing to do but fuck in the dark for two weeks 6 months ago.
post #47057 of 64479
You can marry L'inc and then both your problems are solved

Glad I could help
post #47058 of 64479
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

It is annoying, I get it from coworkers all of the time. Also, male coworker's wives are all pregnant, and like 3 female employees are pregnant so I get to hear about babies all fucking day. So annoying. I blame superstrom Sandy for all of these pregnant bitches with nothing to do but fuck in the dark for two weeks 6 months ago.
Who is picking up all the slack at work while bitches procreate?
post #47059 of 64479
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post



Get to the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial which was really moving. Went once as a kid which meant almost nothing. There were people posing and smiling for photos there. I was like WTF is wrong with you? Go to the Lincoln Memorial. Despite signs all over the place that ask for silence, its fucking loud as shit. Korean War Memorial was OK (there were some problems with the memorial itself but whatever...) and a couple of hipsters stuck their fixies in the fountain and were trying to take photos of them (I shit you not). Then the WWII memorial was just waaaaaaay too literal and reflective of the way Americans try to memorialize shit now which just doesn't work. I get that they wanted to show how the war hit every state and territory, fine. But we don't need 30 quotes engraved everywhere and fountains poring water all over the place with two giant geysers in the middle. The worst is that its right in the shadow of the Washington Monument so its like, the architects had no excuse for designing that mess. Memorials work best in their abstraction and simplicity. We know Vietnam was a horrible loss of life for the U.S. because we have a simple printing of all the names rising to a crescendo. WM expresses power and authority. I'm not sure what the other new ones are trying to convey because they keep trying to tell us what to think. It just really bothered me.

I had a similar feeling at Arlington National Cemetery - I found it unbelievably moving. I still get pretty teary-eyed just thinking about it. At the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which is arguably the most emotional part of the whole grounds, there was a mob of people horsing around! I just wanted to grab someone by the scruff of their neck and shake them. I don't get how people could view that place as a tourist attraction, rather than a place to pay your respects.
post #47060 of 64479

^Those Old Guard heads are ridiculous. If you think people here are meticulous about their clothing they are outclassed by the worst Old Guard joe. Although, I do not like that even non-infantry OG wear blue cords (shoulder cord worn only by infantrymen occupying an infantry slot) for uniformity's sake.

post #47061 of 64479
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

You can marry L'inc and then both your problems are solved

Glad I could help

That is a great idea, no doubt about it, except for one thing: If I married pB, I would be subjected to even more intrusive questioning. Such as, for example, "Why did you marry that person whom you only knew from Internet communications, and who, moreover, is a man (of which you are not supposed to join in matrimony according to the Lord's holy plan)?"
post #47062 of 64479

Maybe you marrying a man is in the Lord's plan... it's just that his plan for you is fire and brimstone with the other sodomites.

post #47063 of 64479
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Maybe you marrying a man is in the Lord's plan... it's just that his plan for you is fire and brimstone with the other sodomites.

Is that a new kind of fetish? I am not a prude or anything, but I hadn't heard of it until just now. Doesn't sound like my thing, to be honest.
post #47064 of 64479

I think it has something to do with getting a good tan.

post #47065 of 64479
We have two coffee dispensers in the office kitchen, one for regular coffee (we have a selection of different grounds) and one for flavored coffee. The convention is that when somebody makes a fresh pot they leave the empty packet by the dispenser so folks will know what they're drinking. Occasionally (like this morning) someone will make make flavored coffee in the regular dispenser (annoying enough already) and not label it as such. I take a sip of what I expect to be the pure black crack and instead get a mouthful of some horrible flavored crap. ffffuuuu.gif
post #47066 of 64479
Some people never fucking learn--its frustrating.
post #47067 of 64479
there is more to learn about a man via internet communications, than there is in person. if you know what youre doing that is.
post #47068 of 64479
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Is that a new kind of fetish? I am not a prude or anything, but I hadn't heard of it until just now. Doesn't sound like my thing, to be honest.

Well, if the Lord's plan is for us to labor, then labor me you shall.
post #47069 of 64479
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

Its the best you'll get. Put a ring on it.
Sorry to hear about that, B. Keep your head up.
You must have missed the part where MrG was complaining.
lol. You have the worst fucking luck. lol.

So I had to go drop off some documents in D.C. the past few days. Not nearly as shady as it sounds but... it was a huge PITA, truly Kafka-esque (and I wasn't dealing with the Feds!). Had to keep walking between these two offices which were about 1.5 miles apart, finally got it all done. That said, it was better than two days in the office.

Anyway, because it was still light out late, I took a walk to the National Mall.
1) Tourists suck.
2) None of them have any fucking decency or courtesy at the memorials.

Get to the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial which was really moving. Went once as a kid which meant almost nothing. There were people posing and smiling for photos there. I was like WTF is wrong with you? Go to the Lincoln Memorial. Despite signs all over the place that ask for silence, its fucking loud as shit. Korean War Memorial was OK (there were some problems with the memorial itself but whatever...) and a couple of hipsters stuck their fixies in the fountain and were trying to take photos of them (I shit you not). Then the WWII memorial was just waaaaaaay too literal and reflective of the way Americans try to memorialize shit now which just doesn't work. I get that they wanted to show how the war hit every state and territory, fine. But we don't need 30 quotes engraved everywhere and fountains poring water all over the place with two giant geysers in the middle. The worst is that its right in the shadow of the Washington Monument so its like, the architects had no excuse for designing that mess. Memorials work best in their abstraction and simplicity. We know Vietnam was a horrible loss of life for the U.S. because we have a simple printing of all the names rising to a crescendo. WM expresses power and authority. I'm not sure what the other new ones are trying to convey because they keep trying to tell us what to think. It just really bothered me.

I noticed similar things when I was there 2 weeks ago.

Vietnam was quite moving, but when I was there, everybody was being pretty respectful. Lincoln was pretty loud when I first showed up, but I think it was almost entirely a big group of young azn tourists...when they left it really got pretty quiet. I quite enjoyed walking around the back of the Lincoln Memorial--I think people often forget that entire structures are designed and that even things like the back side can be striking and impressive.
I didn't formula a solid opinion of WWII, but I think what you guys said was about right for what I was thinking.

The worst was the behavior of children at the air and space museum. Some seriously poorly behaved little fucks with parents standing there not doing anything about it. I can't count the number of times I'd be doing something at some interactive exhibit and some kid would just run in and take the controls out of my hand and their parent wouldn't say shit. So much so that I was impressed when a woman stopped her kid from running in front of me at a thing that I had to wait in line for (which is not something that should be impressive...all children should have either learned to wait their turn or still be with a parent who is actively teaching them to do so).
post #47070 of 64479
The humidity in Dallas today is out of control. 5 minutes outside and I am drenched in sweat.
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