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Bananas. Diesel. Armadillos. The square root of 1,364.

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  • #36591

    I went to get my hair cut the other day. There was a really long line of people waiting and it moved so slowly that eventually a guy came out and started handing out burgers and chicken to us, and some people had brought beer, so we all had a pretty good time.

    In fact, it was a great barber queue :good:

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  • #36592

    Okay, we can close this board down now.

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  • #36593

    Bye then

  • #36616

    Personally, I love ellipses….

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  • #36618

    Photo of Jerry thinking about his love for ellipses.

    Johannes Kepler 1610.jpg

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  • #36628

    I can’t figure this board out… how do you quote just a part of a previous message?

  • #36629

    how do you quote just a part of a previous message?

    Highlight the part of the post you want to quote, then hit the quote button

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  • #36632

    you want to quote

    Yes… YESSS….

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  • #36635

    A man goes to a bar and orders a Corona and two Hurricanes. The bartender says, “That’ll be $20.20.”

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  • #36636

    Photo of Jerry thinking about his love for ellipses.

    That beard is very…geometric.

    See what I did there? I tied together the word ellipse (a la geometry) with the word ellipsis (…), to point out the fact that the plural of both words is “ellipses”.

    So there.

  • #36642

    A man goes to a bar and orders a Corona and two Hurricanes. The bartender says, “That’ll be $20.20.”

    The bar is in Houston, right?

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  • #36645

    It is not a comic, it is sequential art

  • #36662

    I don’t know about these guys, but I read comics.

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  • #36664

    Personally I have around 5 sequential arts on my regular pull list at the LSAS.

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  • #36670

    It is not a comic, it is sequential art

    Nothing is what it’s called anyway. It is what it is.

  • #36672

    Sequential art:

    Comic:

  • #36673

    Isn’t that top one a Bendis comic with the speech bubbles removed?

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  • #36676

    Isn’t that top one a Bendis comic with the speech bubbles removed?

    For the record, the speech bubbles said:

    “Yeah…”

    “So…”

    “Um…”

    “Like…”

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  • #36699

    Nowhere near enough words for Bendis.

  • #36772

    So I want to change my posting style.
    Who should I write like?
    Bendis? Millar? Morrison? Moore? Who?

  • #36775

    James Joyce

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  • #36776

    Who should I write like?

    Stan Lee.

  • #36777

    When the hockey season was suspended our Zamboni driver went missing. We weren’t worried as we knew he would resurface.

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  • #36778

    The butcher asked if I wanted my meat measured in pounds or kilograms. I said either weigh would do.

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  • #36781

    So I want to change my posting style.
    Who should I write like?
    Bendis? Millar? Morrison? Moore? Who?

    James Joyce

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  • #36782

    James Joyce

    Oh, I give up. Really?

     

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  • #36784

    James Joyce

    Oh, I give up. Really?

     

    Report him to the mods.

  • #36795

    So I want to change my posting style.
    Who should I write like?
    Bendis? Millar? Morrison? Moore? Who?

    Mister Nobody

  • #36798

    So I want to change my posting style.
    Who should I write like?
    Bendis? Millar? Morrison? Moore? Who?

    Bovy

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  • #36799

    Bovy

    Do it, Al!

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  • #36800

    So I want to change my posting style.
    Who should I write like?
    Bendis? Millar? Morrison? Moore? Who?

    Bovy

    Oh, there’s some unwanted flashbacks.

  • #36806

    Mesa think all of us should adopt a new post style. From now on, mesa shall be post only in gungan, hav just read dha latest issue of legion of super-heroes, mesa can only spake dat it’s a good th dat dc comics are implod. Desa have clearly lost sight of anyth resembl good comics.

    https://funtranslations.com/

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  • #36807

    Remembering racist accusations that came Lucas’ way regarding Jar Jar and the Gungans, I’m not sure that appropriate Dav Dav.

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  • #36810

    Mesa think all of us should adopt a new post style. From now on, mesa shall be post only in gungan

  • #36812

    Remembering racist accusations that came Lucas’ way regarding Jar Jar and the Gungans, I’m not sure that appropriate Dav Dav.

    It could have been worse. I was *this close* to using their Jive translator.

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  • #36824

    We could always speak TV

     

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  • #36825

    So I want to change my posting style.
    Who should I write like?

    Rorschach. Hrrmmm.

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  • #36853

    James Joyce

    Which one though? The Dubliners James Joyce, the Ulysses James Joyce, the Finnegan’s Wake James Joyce or the letters to Nora James Joyce?

  • #36862

    James Joyce

    Which one though? The Dubliners James Joyce, the Ulysses James Joyce, the Finnegan’s Wake James Joyce or the letters to Nora James Joyce?

    Yes.

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  • #36891

    James Joyce

    Oh, I give up. Really?

     

    Report him to the mods.

    Yeah! Report me to the mods!

  • #36892

    James Joyce

    Which one though? The Dubliners James Joyce, the Ulysses James Joyce, the Finnegan’s Wake James Joyce or the letters to Nora James Joyce?

    Obviously the Irish one.

  • #36894

    Dear Mods,

    I hereby report Tim’s face is A Portrait of the Cuddle Artist as a Forever Young Man

  • #36896

    Ban Tims face!

  • #36897

    Ray-Ban Tim’s face :scratch:

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  • #36905

    36.932370625238775755204354501665

  • #36906

    /is not a prime number?

  • #36916

    is what this thread’s about.

  • #36918

    IS NOT A PRIME NUMBER

  • #36920

    IT’S A PRIME NUMBER IN BASE 184.66185312619387877602177250833

  • #36923

    Cetacean needed.

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  • #36926

    Cetacean needed.

    Isn’t that the plot of Star Trek IV?

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  • #36927

    I just learned the German word backpfeifengesicht – a face that needs to be slapped – and I can think of so many people in the public eye for whom it applies.

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  • #36958

    I just learned the German word backpfeifengesicht – a face that needs to be slapped – and I can think of so many people in the public eye for whom it applies.

    A mate of mine from Köln has me saved with that name in his phone. I have him saved as Neidbau.

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  • #37072

    I just learned the German word backpfeifengesicht – a face that needs to be slapped

    The American word for that is LindsayGraham.

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  • #37074

    My contempt for CGC “slabbed” comics is well known to some (it’s a complete racket, with grading being entirely subjective, the cases are so bad they can sometimes cause damage to the comic, and to cap it all, they look like crap), but today I discovered there’s a videogame equivalent, WATA, and I nearly facepalmed my head clean off.EghdaUGVkAAGMV1

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  • #37081

    My contempt for CGC “slabbed” comics is well known to some (it’s a complete racket, with grading being entirely subjective

    I have a similar problem with the scoville scale for measuring how hot hot sauces or hot pepper are.

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  • #37280

    I just learned the German word backpfeifengesicht – a face that needs to be slapped – and I can think of so many people in the public eye for whom it applies.

    Are we listening to the same podcasts? Pretty sure I heard it mentioned in one recently (and it stuck out to me especially because I had a hard time understanding what German word he was trying to say there. It’s not an easy word for an English-speaker to pronounce).

  • #37288

    Well that was fun. Was in the Post Office just now and the guy ahead of me in the queue (who entered the building about five seconds before me) was standing around with a mask in his hand, occasionally moving it to his face whenever he thought anybody was looking but mostly just standing there gawping unmasked. So I told him to put the mask on. Cue stream of abuse and whining that “it’s fucking broken” (which he clearly knew before he went in the shop). I didn’t bother pressing the point, but he at least did start holding it to his face when he stopped hurling abuse at me.

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  • #37290

    Well that was fun. Was in the Post Office just now and the guy ahead of me in the queue (who entered the building about five seconds before me) was standing around with a mask in his hand, occasionally moving it to his face whenever he thought anybody was looking but mostly just standing there gawping unmasked. So I told him to put the mask on. Cue stream of abuse and whining that “it’s fucking broken” (which he clearly knew before he went in the shop). I didn’t bother pressing the point, but he at least did start holding it to his face when he stopped hurling abuse at me.

    He could have at least had the decency to shove it down his throat and choke on it.

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  • #37300

    I saw a tweet from Mike a couple of weeks about masks and every day I am reminded of it.

    “It’s mainly men who don’t seem to understand that breathing is something their nose does, isn’t it?”

    the mask needs to go OVER the nose.

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  • #37311

    I saw a tweet from Mike a couple of weeks

    Say… How is he doing these days?

    For that matter, how are Ohara, Will, Sabrina, and so many others doing
    who did not make the shift over here? I hope all is well especially with
    this pandemic.

  • #37313

    I hope all is well especially with this pandemic.

    The pandemic seems to be thriving.

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  • #37314

    I saw the TikTok page to see what the fuss was all about. It is a silly app with song parodies and dance challenges.
    The latest is this dance challenge to the WAP song by Cardi B. There are a lot of white teens doing it, mimicking and
    lip syncing to the fast lyrics. I don’t want to get into a whole argument on cultural appropriation or mimicking. It is
    fun if its your thing.

  • #37316

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6a/Buckfast_tanker_lorry.jpg

    I’m suddenly very thirsty and fighting the urge to change my avatar.

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  • #37388

    https://www.tmz.com/2020/09/02/david-blaines-up-inspired-ascension-stunt-in-arizona-watch-it-live/

    Exciting? I saw him do his street magic special years ago. Now he is doing these stunts to be relevant.
    Wonder why he never did get a residency in Vegas….

    Well… I used to post in short lines and now I am typing all the way through to the end. Exciting eh?

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  • #37832

    Did Tim and Bernadette both delete their accounts?

  • #37834

    Yes, a couple of weeks ago I think. It does make threads like this slightly absurd as Anonymous seems to like talking to themself a lot.

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  • #37837

    Yes, a couple of weeks ago I think.

    Huh. I saw that Tim had defriended me on FB recently, but I assumed he just couldn’t cope with my hot takes about Final Fantasy. I hadn’t noticed they’d left here.

  • #37842

    Even during Millarworld, Tim left the board for periods of time for various reasons. I can see him coming back some time down the road.

    I am not sure about Bernadette’s reasons but I hope she comes back in the future. She was a very positive presence.

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  • #37843

    I really miss the Village Voice newspaper…for all the things they would be saying now.

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  • #37850

    Without going into too much detail Tim wrote to me directly. He has issues with how various social media platforms affect him personally, not always for the better. He is supportive of the board but just needed time away.

    He may be back, he may not be but don’t take his actions as reflecting a negative view on this place or necessarily anyone in his digital sphere.

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  • #38360

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  • #38471

    I have a Covid-19 joke.

    But 99.6% of you won’t get it.

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  • #38649

    It’s quite funny now with people getting angry that things like Tenet  and WW 1984 are not being put directly onto premium on demand streaming. 90 days later now they are put onto DVD/iTunes anyway.

    Back in the day – wait 5 years and pay 10-15 times as much as a cinema ticket for the pleasure.

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  • #38655

    Yeah, the low cost and ease of access to entertainment now is really crazy compared to back then.

    (It’s the same for gaming too – you can get a lot of games for a fraction of what most games cost in the 80s and 90s, and they offer days and weeks of engagement rather than just a couple of hours.)

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  • #38667

    Some of the AAA games aren’t even finished when they’re released! You get to be one with the process. Such a wonderful time.

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  • #38668

    (It’s the same for gaming too – you can get a lot of games for a fraction of what most games cost in the 80s and 90s, and they offer days and weeks of engagement rather than just a couple of hours.)

    Yup I remember paying £8.99 for Commodore 64 games, programmed by one guy and something like Manic Miner having 20 single screen levels.

    I glance at Steam now and I can get last year’s Resident Evil 2 for £8.40.

     

  • #38675

    Back in the day – wait 5 years and pay 10-15 times as much as a cinema ticket for the pleasure.

    But we were ‘appy!

     

     

  • #38682

    Back in the day – wait 5 years and pay 10-15 times as much as a cinema ticket for the pleasure.

    But we were ‘appy!

     

     

    You were all miserable and you KNOW it!

  • #38685

    You were all miserable and you KNOW it!

    No, Man of Steel hadn’t come out at that point.

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  • #38687

    “When we were kids we had to watch Man of Steel every day.”

    “Luxury! We had to watch Man of Steel six times a day wi’ our eyes nailed open!”

     

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  • #38690

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  • #38692

    oooh

    Heeeeyyy!!!

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  • #38748

    :yahoo:

  • #39425

    This is kind of wild.

    Can’t decide if it’s more like the Emperor of Mankind from 40k or Weekend At Bernies.

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  • #39470

    Wow, that’s crazy. Maybe Samsung can start making deepfakes to pretend he’s alive.

     

    Korea is an interesting place. I remember there used to be a number of crashes with the national airline, and it was later revealed that probably the main problem was an inherent unwillingness to point out others faults, and adherence to strict hierarchy meaning faults were tolerated or covered up rather than fixed.

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  • #39923

    In the office, everybody wants to use the copy machine, but no one wants to refill the paper tray.

  • #39924

    You’re lucky to find anyone else in the office these days.

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  • #39927

    I’m actually going to be in the office on Wednesday, it’ll be my first visit in about a month.

  • #39972

    Bruce

    Or possibly unlucky.

     

    Edit: due to the quoted text being omitted, that unintentionally came out much funnier than expected :-)

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  • #39984

    I’m trying to work out how table service in a pub or restaurant is safer that being served at the counter. This is a serious inquiry, so bear with me here.

    Regular service: four people go into the bar, three take their seats, one guys says “What’s everybody having?”, goes to the bar and buys the beers, brings them back to the table.

    Total contact: one customer with one employee, separated by the width of a counter and a Perspex screen.

    Table service: four people go into a bar, all seat. Staff member comes to the table, takes their order, goes to get the beers, comes back, put the beers on the table.

    Total contact: four customers with one employee, twice, with nothing separating them.

    Honest question: why the hell are we being told to use table service?

  • #39986

    Honest question: why the hell are we being told to use table service?

    Table service should be safer because the server shouldn’t come anywhere near *any* customers. They should keep their distance whilst taking orders, and leave the order on a trolley/side table, so they can keep a safe distance from the customers at all times.

    Any bar or restaurant that isn’t doing that has not understood the guidelines.

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  • #39990

    In the office, everybody wants to use the copy machine, but no one wants to refill the paper tray.

    In my office, everybody is good about refilling the copier. It usually runs out in the middle of a print job so you pretty much have to refill it if you want the rest of what you are printing/copying.

  • #39993

    Honest question: why the hell are we being told to use table service?

    Honest question, have you ever been to the bar in even a semi – busy pub?

    Your theory works if only the 4 people in question go to the pub that day. If you have 20 tables and they all go up to the bar at the same time you get this scenario. If you are ordering 4 drinks you’ll ask your mate to come up with you as only those with very large hands can carry 4 pints at the same time.

    Table service is in place to avoid crowding at the bar, where strangers from different tables are nestled together trying to get served. It’s that simple

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  • #39999

    Clearly David has never experienced the, er, “wonders” of a Wetherspoons on a Saturday evening. *shudder*.

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  • #40008

    Clearly David has never experienced the, er, “wonders” of a Wetherspoons on a Saturday evening. *shudder*.

    Not for a long time, I’ll admit. Even before Covid I thought Weatherspoons were deeply unhealthy for many reasons :-)

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  • #40009

    There is an added health component to a Wetherspoons over other pubs though, the 1.2km walk to find the bogs.

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