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Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. StephenHero

    StephenHero Senior member

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    I'm addicted to charging my phone. I've had it for a year and have never run out of battery. I don't know why, but it'll be at 65% or something, and instead of just leaving the house with enough power to operate the phone for a week straight, I'll sit around and wait for it to charge to 90% before leaving. Then I'll come home four hours later with 86% of my battery left and immediately plug it in for precaution.
     
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  2. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    I just received an e-mail from one of my students addressed to a certain Dr. Lee (of which is not my name). How do you send an e-mail to a professor (or anyone for that matter) and not double check that you've addressed it correctly?
     
  3. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    It is probably retaliation by a student whose name you mispronounced on the first day of class.
    Burn!
     
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  4. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    Well then I might just "mistype" when I report the student's final grade at the end of the semester (typing a letter further into the alphabet of worse grade hehehe). Game, set, and match.
     
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  5. RuffyD

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    Why do people give their shiba inus Japanese names?
    E.g. Tetsuya, Kenchi, Kuma, Kimiko, Toshiro etc.
     
  6. Bhowie

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    :confused: because its a Japanese breed
     
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  7. HRoi

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    here's a vexing one for me:

    what is the purpose of those "Caution: Baby on Board" signs you see on vehicles? i don't get it.

    is it a warning to other motorists not to smash into your car because your snot factory is aboard? because most people out there see a car with adults in it and are more likely to say, oh let me crush this one and take us all out in a fireball?

    seems to me that the person who should care most about that baby is the one who doesn't need to see a sign to know that there's a baby on board.

    i see quite a few of those cars with signs that are driven by the biggest dumbfuck on the road. perhaps people buy the "baby on board" sign as a plan B when the "please give me a lot of space - i'm a dumb shit-for-brains that doesn't know what the fuck he's doing" sign is sold out (or has too many words to fit in the rear window)
     
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  8. MrG

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    I read an article a while ago that tied those signs to the perceived entitlement among younger people today. Basically, the idea is that they're the generation where those signs first made their appearance, and the signs are a manifestation of the parental attitude of coddling and expecting others to yield to your child that has led young people thinking the world revolves around them.

    Regardless, "Baby on Board" signs are stupid, and they're on the list of vehicle adornments that make it certain MrG is not going to let you in in traffic.
     
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  9. Numbernine

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    Those things were big in like the 90s . I am surprised to hear they are making a comeback . I remember a guy had a doll in a doll sized car seat strapped to his bumper
     
  10. Piobaire

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    All I can say is I once almost ran my huge SUV into a tiny sub-compact but I noticed it had a one of those signs. Instead of running my huge SUV into the tiny car I turned myself into a collision with a cement truck instead.
     
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  11. cptjeff

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    We live in a world where TV agents hunt out local news stories about murders and kidnappings that look like they could be juicy, contact the family, and get their cases on shows like Nancy Grace. And you want class and restraint?
     
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  12. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    Watching Nancy Grace trial-by-fury types of shows is one thing. But if you're the kind of person who says "Wait no, don't turn the channel, the next segment's gonna have that call where William Shatner's wife dies and he's panicking!", then you are at a whole other level (or whole nother level, if you will). All I'm saying is that I can't get into the head of a person who thinks that way.
     
  13. HRoi

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    Yeah, there are three kind of 'likes" that I don't get

    Those people who like voyeuristic crime
    People who liked the Human Centipede
    And why women like candles so much
     
  14. munchausen

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    Well when it's video of someone being murdered, my curiosity gets the best of me. I usually regret it before I even see it, but I can't help it. However, I don't want to see a decent guy like Shatner crying over his dying wife. That's too much for me.

    Also, Human Centipede is a Disney movie compared to A Serbian Film. :uhoh:
     
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  15. HRoi

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    But how do you feel about your woman being genetically programmed to arson, just because the candle smoke smells yummy?
     
  16. GreenFrog

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    Curiosity got the best of me back in high school when people were getting kidnapped by the taliban left and right and getting beheaded.

    I saw the video of one of the guys getting beheaded and it totally fucked me up for a good couple of days.

    It wasn't so much the visual (well, can't downplay the visual component at all, really), as it was the sounds of the guy choking on his own blood that really got to me. The initial scream from the pain to the progression of the gurgling from his choking on his own blood, and finally to the end where you can only hear the sound of air passing in and out of his trachea..

    Ugh..

    shudders.
     
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  17. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    Luxury sneakers. I'm not trying to make a definitive aesthetic judgment about them; just saying I don't get it.
     
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  18. Piobaire

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    Mrs. Piob is actually fairly meh about candles but I am quite the fire bug. No scent (ugh) but I like candle light.
     
  19. Connemara

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    Just looked that up. Uhhh...:uhoh:
     
  20. Piobaire

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    Given the context no amount of money could make me Google "A Serbian Film."
     

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