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Re: Current Non-Annoyance

Post by neglet » March 30th, 2016, 8:44 pm

Dalty wrote:And also a little disappointed that Goiter hasn't posted a Village People video!
Had that as a horrible ear worm today. Thanks for the reminder.

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Re: Current Non-Annoyance

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » March 30th, 2016, 9:24 pm

That sub training's serious business. He'll know everything he needs to know backwards by the time he's assigned.

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Re: Current Non-Annoyance

Post by Dalty » March 31st, 2016, 2:05 am

neglet wrote:
Dalty wrote:And also a little disappointed that Goiter hasn't posted a Village People video!
Had that as a horrible ear worm today. Thanks for the reminder.
I expect you to sing it to him every chnace you get.

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Re: Current Non-Annoyance

Post by omicron » March 31st, 2016, 9:32 am

In honor of jakester, I will be the one to make the obvious joke.

Heh, Neg's got a seaman.

Cmon you know you were all thinking it.

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Re: Current Non-Annoyance

Post by Dalty » March 31st, 2016, 11:42 am

I wasn't... but I am now!

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Post by neglet » March 31st, 2016, 10:11 pm

omicron wrote:In honor of jakester, I will be the one to make the obvious joke.

Heh, Neg's got a seaman.

Cmon you know you were all thinking it.
I already made that joke to him, and he said, "Sorry, mom, I'm going in as an officer, so I get to skip all the seaman jokes."

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Re: Current Non-Annoyance

Post by neglet » March 31st, 2016, 10:22 pm

Anyhoo, my cousin came to visit a couple weekends ago and brought four friends with her to stay in my living room. This was worth it for her skill in cocktails. She figured out what to do with the beet shrub (drinking vinegar) that I bought and whose website recipe was icky. (Her solution: rye Manhattan. Yum.)

Just now I'm imbibing her other suggestion: 2 parts peaty Scotch to 1 part Bemedictine to 1/2 part lemon juice. Yum yum yum.

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Re: Current Non-Annoyance

Post by Dalty » April 1st, 2016, 4:28 am

Spring has sprung. Nice two mile walk along the river for a late lunch in a waterside pub is called for.

Taxi back though, I'm not insane!

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Re: Current Non-Annoyance

Post by Dalty » April 25th, 2016, 5:36 am

One of the work streams leads on a programme I am working with is from Texas. She is the most polite, friendly and delightful person I have ever met.

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Post by omicron » April 25th, 2016, 8:59 am

Dalty wrote:One of the work streams leads on a programme I am working with is from Texas. She is the most polite, friendly and delightful person I have ever met.
Ask her how she feels about the Oklahoma Sooners. That will change your impression of her right quick. :lol:

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Re: Current Non-Annoyance

Post by Dalty » April 25th, 2016, 12:18 pm

Oh we talked about Texas v Oklahoma!

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Re: Current Non-Annoyance

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » April 25th, 2016, 12:48 pm

UT Austin grads born in the fifties hate Oklahoma so much that they refuse to be called baby boomers.

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Re: Current Non-Annoyance

Post by Dalty » April 25th, 2016, 12:58 pm

Why do they feel so threatened? Oklahoma has an average musical and twisters...... and that's about it!

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Re: Current Non-Annoyance

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » April 25th, 2016, 1:16 pm

Alabama and Oklahoma both dump way more money into college football than most other schools do. They usually end up with decent teams as a result of this, but it's a best-teams-money-can-buy sort of situation. It's stacking the deck. It can also be insulting to the people who go to the schools for an education. It's not enough to say that academics at both places is underfunded by way of comparison. Academics is so underfunded by way of comparison that it's almost absurd. There's this idea that academics will benefit due to a trickle-down effect, but it doesn't really happen. The finances and resources mostly get dumped back into sports.

UT Austin is a solid public school with a real academic focus. It manages to maintain this focus while also having generally solid sports programs.

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Re: Current Non-Annoyance

Post by Dalty » April 25th, 2016, 1:49 pm

How are they allowed to spend so much public money on what is essentially a feeder system for $$$billion entertainment franchises?

Instantly I feel a little silly for saying that, because what are Uni's if not feeder systems for many, many other $$$billion industries? And now I feel conflicted because I realise that for some reason I clearly value lawyers and doctors and engineers and scientists over ball players which might not be fair.

And now I feel sillier because of course a doctor or a scientist is worth more to society........ or are they?

Fuck, it's all confusing.

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Re: Current Non-Annoyance

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » April 25th, 2016, 2:57 pm

American college is what happens when Adam Smith and Karl Marx take a running go and headbutt one another.

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Re: Current Non-Annoyance

Post by Dalty » April 25th, 2016, 3:11 pm

Are there still jocks and nerds?

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Re: Current Non-Annoyance

Post by Mal Shot First » April 25th, 2016, 6:23 pm

In some places more so than in others.

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Re: Current Non-Annoyance

Post by Mal Shot First » April 25th, 2016, 6:24 pm

Colleges add another "fun" variable to that mix: frat boys.

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Re: Current Non-Annoyance

Post by neglet » April 25th, 2016, 9:26 pm

I am currently quite not annoyed that the Blackhawks have lost their series. It means no idiots hollering down my street past 1 am when they win.

Plus they are evil.

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Re: Current Non-Annoyance

Post by Space Tycoon » May 12th, 2016, 9:08 pm

Well, that got kinda dark.

I am currently not annoyed at the Raptors, for my part.

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Re: Current Non-Annoyance

Post by Dalty » May 13th, 2016, 11:06 pm

Waaaaaa??

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Re: Current Non-Annoyance

Post by Space Tycoon » May 14th, 2016, 7:01 am

Yup.

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Re: Current Non-Annoyance

Post by Dalty » May 14th, 2016, 8:27 am

In the rooftop bar of the Majestic Hotel in Saigon on the last proper night of my trip. Flight home leaves SGN at midnight tomorrow.

The band is all kinds of cheesy and awful and hotel lounge bar typical. Perfect!!!

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Re: Current Non-Annoyance

Post by neglet » June 2nd, 2016, 10:40 pm

I bought a Duotang today. I have my 55-page master's thesis printed out. It feels like a real thing now.

I am going to take a glamour shot of the two of us together in a scenic local spot.

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