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Randomness XVII: The Madness of the Quorum


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2 hours ago, WhiteWulfe said:

Nobody shows up for a briefing!  At least call it a complimentary breakfast, or that there's snacks!  Food works much better as a motivator! 

He's right, y'know.

I've been a willing  (ish) participant in some pretty boring meetings that offered free food.

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1 hour ago, ManvsMini said:

A few things you might find interesting (or not) that happened on March 5th:

  • 1616 – Nicolaus Copernicus's book On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres was added to the Index of Forbidden Books (a list of publications deemed heretical by the Catholic Church) 73 years after it was first published.

  • 1836 – Samuel Colt patented the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber.

  • 1943 – First flight of the Gloster Meteor, Britain's first combat jet aircraft and the Allies' only jet fighter to achieve combat operations in WW2.

I always enjoy your daily briefings. They say that God created man, and Sam Colt made them equal. 

 

For your viewing pleasure did you know that in Soviet Russia Papa Joe (Stalin) banned western music. In response there was a niche of bootleggers who pressed western music into discarded X-Rays. Collectors call these Bone Music. 

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He's just trying to let the whole world know you are owned by him, so that no random strays try to claim you. 

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13 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

Well, ya got me.

By all accounts, it doesn't make sense.

 

So... apparently everybody wants to punch the hero in the face for the first half hour of the film?

 

It wasn't just me? :lol:

 

I have been hearing 'Pull the lever!' for years, and not realized what the joke was about.

 

Also, great shoulder angels. Among the best I have seen.

 

It was a classically dumb film, but knew it, owned it, and poked fun at it.

 

Or, as Kronk put it - Squeaky, squeak, squeaker.

 

The Auld Grump

Now waiting for Kronk's New Groove from the Big River.

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I am reading a supers series Grump likes.

 

Almost done with it, good, clean, silly fun. Superheroes and supervillains like pro wrestlers, fake fights and merchandising.

 

The current book I'm on has supervillains on a road trip. The three villains are LOVED by their fans, and aren't fooling anyone.

 

These books are like popcorn.

6 minutes ago, Froggy the Great said:

The Emperor's New Groove is more quotable than The Princess Bride.

Light the effigies, congregate to left.

I am really, really, REALLY hoping that Disney never does to ENG what they did to Aladdin, and make a live action/CG abomination of it.

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Flights, hotel, and car have now all been booked to retrieve the eldest spawn from the humid hell of Tampa in April.

 

After spring break, they go to 100% online courses, so no reason to stay there. Course, right now, he has 100% online courses, so it honestly probably didn't matter if he was there or here. Probably why he's transferring back to a college here in-state.

 

That, and he said being warm at Halloween was just weird. (We'll ignore the fact that the entire USF campus appears filled with hermits* who refuse to talk to anybody else)

 

*What's the feminine form of hermit? Hobbit?

 

*ducks*

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1 hour ago, PaganMegan said:

 

I am reading a supers series Grump likes.

 

Almost done with it, good, clean, silly fun. Superheroes and supervillains like pro wrestlers, fake fights and merchandising.

 

The current book I'm on has supervillains on a road trip. The three villains are LOVED by their fans, and aren't fooling anyone.

 

These books are like popcorn.

I am really, really, REALLY hoping that Disney never does to ENG what they did to Aladdin, and make a live action/CG abomination of it.

What's the name of this series? I might want to pick it up... :ph34r:

 

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2 hours ago, Thoramel said:

Wife just sent me this picture. Apparently not content to cover our furniture and the clothes we're wearing with fur, the most evil of our cats is now sabotaging the washer in an attempt to make our clean clothes come out covered in long, annoyingly clingy hair balls. Apparently he was purring when she dragged him out of  there. 

 

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That is both genius and thoroughly evil.

 

I'm not sure whether to you should congratulate this cat for his ingenuity or give him over to W.O.O.F. to do with him as they see fit.

 

Really funny either which way!

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1 hour ago, MusicalFeline said:

 

I'm not sure whether to you should congratulate this cat for his ingenuity or give him over to W.O.O.F. to do with him as they see fit.

 

W.O.O.F. doesn't want him. When not trashing everything we own, his other hobbies include terrorizing dogs. 

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2 hours ago, Froggy the Great said:

The Emperor's New Groove is more quotable than The Princess Bride.

 

Inconceivable!!!

 

3 hours ago, Loim said:

did you know that in Soviet Russia Papa Joe (Stalin) banned western music.

 

Coincidentally, this is also the day said leader died in 1953.

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6 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

He's right, y'know.

I've been a willing  (ish) participant in some pretty boring meetings that offered free food.

Same.  It's amazing how a surprise (or not so surprise) hour long meeting goes from "ugh, I just want to get out on the road" to "why yes, I'll gladly grab seconds, and make half the staff's eyes comical ly bulge out when I pile just as much food on my plate for round two" 

 

I miss those, because our old branch manager would have a catered breakfast for us every quarter, and there was also a catered lunch for the last (half) day before Xmas.  We also had burgers every inventory day, at least when it was warm. 

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