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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:17 pm 
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Friend conducting an informal survey of whether people think that the religious tradition they were raised in had on impact on their "nonbelief" later in life. One of the more rambling replies included the clause "I stoped believing in college" [sic] which I read as a curiously off-topic statement concering a loss of faith in our higher education system.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:13 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:14 pm 
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This sounds amazing.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:15 pm 
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This sounds amazing.

I hear they're recruiting.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:20 pm 
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I hear they're recruiting.
Oh, I don't want to join, I was having a mental wank over the imagery. Big muscles in skimpy leather outfits, yes please.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:53 pm 
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Here's an article, with a video enclosed.

I love this. The clinic is less than ten miles from my house, I wish I had known that this was happening so I could have gone to watch.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:13 am 
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I came across this yesterday: Swedish man's thong use prompts police probe, and couldn't make any sense out of it. But now I was posting this I just realized what it meant. Huh. (Except I still don't know what they mean by probe.) It's a rather hilarious article btw.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:19 am 
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In case you didn't see it on Language Log: "Transgenic grass skirts regulators".


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:47 pm 
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Huh?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:03 pm 
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linguoboy wrote:
One of the more rambling replies included the clause "I stoped believing in college" [sic]


That reminds me of a time that I proofread a classmate's short story in 8th grade: I was quite confused/disturbed by the part that talked about a woman "raping presents" for Christmas until I figured out what he actually meant.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:51 pm 
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Qwynegold wrote:
Huh?

You can parse it:
((Transgenic (grass skirts)) regulators)
Which doesn't make much sense, until you realise that skirts can be a verb (meaning to avoid):
(Transgenic grass) skirts regulators.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:38 am 
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Risla wrote:
Here's an article, with a video enclosed.

I love this. The clinic is less than ten miles from my house, I wish I had known that this was happening so I could have gone to watch.


And get arrested for inciting violence and/or assault (if the glitter hits a person)?

You do know that assault in some jurisdictions is a very hazy definition which can include "glittering" a person. (especially if you cause eye damage to the person who is the target)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:47 am 
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Why would you get arrested for watching someone do something?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:01 am 
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Timmytiptoe wrote:
Qwynegold wrote:
Huh?

You can parse it:
((Transgenic (grass skirts)) regulators)
Which doesn't make much sense, until you realise that skirts can be a verb (meaning to avoid):
(Transgenic grass) skirts regulators.

Yeah but... Oh, he wasn't replying to me.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:13 pm 
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Courtesy of Reuters: UBS rogue loss hammers risk efforts, new risk boss.

I wonder where I find rogue loss hammers. HomeBase?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:04 am 
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ROFLMAO

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They complained on the food - that's when the food lady stripped
Both students and teachers had gotten sick of substandard school food. That became too much for one of the food ladies who simply pulled down her pants and started to dance.

Uppsala. The oven pancake look like sticky porridge and the regular pancakes were frozen in the middle. That was the last straw for both teachers and pupils at Frösåker School in Östhammar, who had long complained about the school food. But it was highly unanticipated when one of the food ladies answered with a striptease.

-She took of her apron, pulled down the zipper, let her hair loose and <can anyone translate åla in this context into English?> against a pole like a stripper. The counselor tried to explain to her that this behavior is not okay, but she just kept dancing, says the school's principal Per Rostgaard to Uppsala Nya Tidning.

He says that what happened is unacceptable, but what the school now is hoping for is rather that food will quickly get better than that the striptease goes away soon. Presently it is unclear if the food lady gets to continue working in the school.

According to the blog of one of the students, the police had to finally arrive after the whole situation ended in a food fight.

It becomes a case for Östhammar commune to take a stand to.

I don't even know if this is real or what, but what I don't understand the sentence in red. In Swedish it said "Han menar att det som hände är oacceptabelt men det som skolan nu hoppas på är snarare att maten snabbt blir bättre än att strippdansen försvinner illa kvickt", which I interpreted the way I translated it here. But that seems really odd.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:57 pm 
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Skeptic finds he now agrees global warming is real

What skeptic would believe the oil companies' bullshit -- oh they mean denier..


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:57 pm 
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No, a sceptic is one who's not sure one way or the other. One who is unwilling to believe either position on the basis of the available evidence. 'Agnostic' rather than 'atheist'.

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An old (apocryphal?) headline is supposed to have read :

Newlyweds face mounting problems

It will probably get recycled sometime soon as the economy goes to hell.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:59 pm 
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marconatrix wrote:
No, a sceptic is one who's not sure one way or the other. One who is unwilling to believe either position on the basis of the available evidence. 'Agnostic' rather than 'atheist'.
Oh look another denialist
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:28 pm 
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Bob Johnson wrote:
marconatrix wrote:
No, a sceptic is one who's not sure one way or the other. One who is unwilling to believe either position on the basis of the available evidence. 'Agnostic' rather than 'atheist'.
Oh look another denialist
you're good at spotting them! do you want a medal?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:11 pm 
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yes pls mail to 1600 Penn Ave Washington DC USA


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:24 pm 
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I'm sure the White House has a medal detector. (ba-da-cha)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:50 pm 
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he already won an ideological correctness medal


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:36 am 
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Report on Wyoming water doesn't end fracking debate

just end the fracking debate already


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:08 am 
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Bob Johnson wrote:
Report on Wyoming water doesn't end fracking debate

just end the fracking debate already


Every time I read an article on fracking, I think along these lines.

Romney: $10G Bet is 'Outrageous' Sum for 'Outrageous' Claim." (yes, it's Fox News.)

Misinterpreted the G as meaning "giga-" rather than "grand", and was like "Well, yeah, a $10 billion bet is a bit outrageous - the only people with that kind of money are the 1% of the 1%, and probably another iteration or two beyond that."

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