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Randomness XII: Eighteen! Purple! Squirrels!

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6 hours ago, Cyradis said:
6 hours ago, hiddenone32 said:

 

I was really just planning on tying them to a stick and waving them like a flag.

 

Please make sure someone videos this event. Get proof of doing this, I'll share pics of my costume as "Queen of the Undieworld". Deal?

 

 This is pretty much the standard sort of thing that happens at Rocky Horror Picture Show conventions... :bday:

One time there was a 300-lb. man dressed as Winnie the Pooh, a guy in tighty whities pushing around a shopping cart full of 18-yr-old girls in their underwear on an upper floor of the hotel, and a woman wearing a toga carrying a paddle painted up like a strip of bacon going around giving free spankings.

And that was just Saturday night... ::D:

 

 

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something my mom sent me....

 

Pictures Only Baby Boomers Will Understand
 
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#1:  Cars Were Colorful!  Most cars these days look fairly bland, but in the 50's, our cars were big, bright, and fun! 
 
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#2.  We Got Dressed Up for Birthday Parties.  And sometimes there was even a pony there!
 
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#3:  We Played in the Streets:  We didn't have to text our friends back in the day - we'd all just come outside and get to playing!
 
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#4:  Gas Was Very Cheap:  On some days, it was only $0.20 a gallon, and beyond that, the people at the station could also fix just about anything!
 
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#5:  Ben Franklin 5-10 Was Everything:  We loved going to these stores.  They had just about anything and everything you could think of. 
 
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#6:  If it Wasn't the Ben Franklin, it Was the A&P! 
 
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#7: Our Skates Got "Locked" with a Key.  They were also made almost entirely of metal and very hard to skate on!
 
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#8:  The Drive-In Was The Place to Be:  This 1950's photo from South Bend, Indiana shows how popular they were!
 
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#9:  Car Seats Were More Like Couches:  That’s right - they were big, long, and you could slide all the way across! 
 
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#10:  The Freezer Actually Had to be DEFROSTED!:  That's right, every now and then you'd have to manually defrost the
freezer - sometimes took all day with a lot of scraping!.
 
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#11:  Grandma Let Us Do Everything.  Well, maybe that hasn't changed so much, but we LOVED eating off the beaters!
 
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#12:  Sometimes Your Food Came On Roller Skates!  That's right - certain restaurants had "roller girls" who would zoom your food out to you!
 
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#13:  We got DOWN at the Sock Hop!
 

 

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Hey, almost anything goes at Rocky Horror. My usual outfit for that is a solid sequins dress with outlandishly high blue stiletto heels (which I can only walk in for about 10 minutes). Sir Cyr wears my sequin black dress. It looks better on him >.< 

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I have no idea what a Smoof is.  I feel that I have led a deprived life.

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 Right... I now need to go make dinner and then deal with signing-up-for-insurance-through-work crap.  Apparently, they're hitting me for something like $42.50 for the medical and an extra $4 or so for the dental per check, or something like that. I also need to see if there's anything to cover getting glasses - i wore them as a kid and hated them, and ever since I got my nose busted in high school, I've never found a pair that actually sat right on my nose and didn't pinch the hell out of it and leave indentations and red marks...

 

EDIT: Recently while looking for another picture I found one of the few pics of me where I'm actually clearly visible and don't look like Satan, and was thinking of posting it. Fortunately, lol, the thought passed quickly and I regained my senses...

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11 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

I know that I hated it that they limited me to only one lobster tail on surf n turf night on the sub.

I don't know about you guys on subs, but in the surface navy, that was the 'bad news' meal, as in: Here's some really good food. Oh, by the way, deployment just got extended.

 

8 hours ago, Pegazus said:

Wonders what karmic chaos is caused by listening to the song “Far Too Loud” really softly...

DON'T DO THAT!!!

You have no idea exactly how much diplomacy it just took to keep the Pluvians from deciding to go war with the Hydrobanians over which one of them gets to invade and subjugate the earth. As long as they're being peaceful with each other, we may be able to divert their attentions to the Great Star Empire of Barzotiana instead.

 

Geesh, the things I do for you people!

 

3 hours ago, Thes Hunter said:

 

I like the Dicetower Daily 6/2/1 rule:

6 Hours of sleep

2 Meals

1 Shower

 

The six hours of sleep may be a bit flexible...

 

 

49 minutes ago, Crowley said:

Post "someone stuck a finger up my butt" sulk

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You can't really blame her, it's got to be fairly unpleasant.

I'd sulk, too. Or bite the person that did it. Maybe both.

 

How is she?

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Just got a call from an Indian Tech Scam boiler room. Unfortunately my act isn't really good enough and I let my contempt show too much to keep them on the line.

 

Well, maybe next time.

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While exploring a YouTube clickhole I was reminded that my favorite Muppets were the Martians.  C'mon Mr. Telephone, they just want to be friends!

 

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4 hours ago, Grayfax said:

Hmmm... actually... a loincloth may fulfill Texas Indecent Exposure laws.  And the ReaperCon Rules and Policies list this:

#12 Costumers: remember that 'no costume' is NOT a costume, and there are public nudity and decency laws in Texas. Please wear appropriate (or at least enough) clothing in the common areas.

I am not making any statements on Reaper's behalf.  Nor would I approve nor condemn such dress costumes, but I'd probably take a picture for purplemail purposes.

 

So does this mean there are uncommon areas at Reapercon where clothes aren't mandatory? No wonder Buglips is willing to fly so far to get there.

56 minutes ago, knarthex said:

something my mom sent me....

 

 

  Reveal hidden contents

 

Pictures Only Baby Boomers Will Understand
 
11907202_951989234840206_653100199500873
#1:  Cars Were Colorful!  Most cars these days look fairly bland, but in the 50's, our cars were big, bright, and fun! 
 
12801354_995147803885107_369210096043476
#2.  We Got Dressed Up for Birthday Parties.  And sometimes there was even a pony there!
 
playing_ball_in_the_streeets.jpg?1493056
#3:  We Played in the Streets:  We didn't have to text our friends back in the day - we'd all just come outside and get to playing!
 
20_cent_gas.jpg?1493056687
#4:  Gas Was Very Cheap:  On some days, it was only $0.20 a gallon, and beyond that, the people at the station could also fix just about anything!
 
ben_franklin.jpg?1493056638
#5:  Ben Franklin 5-10 Was Everything:  We loved going to these stores.  They had just about anything and everything you could think of. 
 
a_P.jpg?1493056696
#6:  If it Wasn't the Ben Franklin, it Was the A&P! 
 
skates_with_key.jpg?1493056707
#7: Our Skates Got "Locked" with a Key.  They were also made almost entirely of metal and very hard to skate on!
 
south_bend_indiana_drive_in.jpg?14930567
#8:  The Drive-In Was The Place to Be:  This 1950's photo from South Bend, Indiana shows how popular they were!
 
front_seats.jpg?1493056767
#9:  Car Seats Were More Like Couches:  That’s right - they were big, long, and you could slide all the way across! 
 
ice_machine_defrosting.jpg?1493056727
#10:  The Freezer Actually Had to be DEFROSTED!:  That's right, every now and then you'd have to manually defrost the
freezer - sometimes took all day with a lot of scraping!.
 
eating_the_beaters.jpg?1493056751
#11:  Grandma Let Us Do Everything.  Well, maybe that hasn't changed so much, but we LOVED eating off the beaters!
 
roller_girls.jpg?1493056738
#12:  Sometimes Your Food Came On Roller Skates!  That's right - certain restaurants had "roller girls" who would zoom your food out to you!
 
getting_down_at_the_sock_hop.jpg?1493056
#13:  We got DOWN at the Sock Hop!
 

 

 

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Even I remember some of those and my mom was the baby boomer. Kind of like pic #9. Not only the couch looks good.

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I keep thinking it's Friday. If it was Friday I'd have a good reason to drink. 

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10 minutes ago, Marvin said:

I keep thinking it's Friday. If it was Friday I'd have a good reason to drink. 

 

 You could drink because it's not Friday...

Hell, go ahead and drink because I'm stuck spending my evening enrolling in health insurance - I don't have any alcohol, so somebody should go ahead and use my excuse, lol..

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One light beer. I was cleaning the fridge. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. 

 

Or I could have it for sake of confusion at a student. She was in for office hours and flummoxed over even the most basic parts of terminology. The topic is hard, I totally get wanting help on it; the terminology is not obtuse though. Lines, points, planes, and faces are not the same things. Spent an hour trying to explain the same few items in different ways with no success. I want to help, and I like helping.... I just don't know what to do when a student is that thoroughly lost. She didn't even get *to* the maze to get lost in it. 

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Health insurance makes me drink.

 

 

I remember the good old days when I could afford coverage. Special times those were.

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Apparently one of the supervisors at work is complaining about me and my coworkers. The thing is, he's not our supervisor, and the stuff he's complaining about isn't really our job. He's the maintenance supervisor, and he's complaining that we aren't cleaning the parking lots because we aren't sweeping up all the fallen leaves by hand. But we're enforcement, and the only cleaning we're supposed to do in the lots is to sweep up actual trash. Maintenance has a big sweeper machine that they can use to clean leaves and little things, and we aren't allowed to use it. But he's complaining because he's now shorthanded after firing a guy a couple weeks ago who, as our director said, "should have been fired in 2005, but managed to skate by under the old director."

 

Gotta love stupid office politics...

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2 hours ago, Crowley said:

Post "someone stuck a finger up my butt" sulk

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To be fair, this is normally a corgi's natural state.

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