Random Thoughts: The Return

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    sanctum
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    Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:10 am

    flowersofnight wrote:
    Mostly, I believe he asked if I had a TV cable of receiving broadcasts and at the time I only owned a big ol' Sony tube TV from 2003 that I was using for my Dreamcast and Saturn.
    My current TV is from around 2011, still not hooked up to the antenna and I have no intention of doing so.
     
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    faith
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    Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 10:36 am

    flowersofnight wrote:
    Damnit they're gonna end up killing Flossie.

    No one's heard of Agblogbloshie btw. It's a Hanachan Fact.

    (like this, only not wrong. Something you think everyone knows but no one knows except you is a Hanachan Fact now)
     
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    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 3:16 pm

    faith wrote:
    And do you know how much I'd like that?
    Not... one... bit.

    faith wrote:
    Yes they have, go search through whatever your favorite news source is and they've done a story on it. No one can resist doing a story on a place with such a delightful name XD
     
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    faith
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    Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 3:55 pm

    hm, and speaking of Hanachan Facts, this is Flossie.
    It's been 6 years, but I hope she's still around. She doesn't know you and she's already sick of your s***

     
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    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:17 pm

    faith wrote:
    Turns out she died that same year and my local Flossie is just another 100-year-old Flossie :lol:

    By a simple mathematical process I calculate that all women were named Flossie in 1921.
     
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    faith
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    Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:17 pm

    Well she was a great, dear friend of mine and I shall remember her forever napping on that bed in the sky, and being fed up with....the angels.
     
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    Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 11:14 pm

    flowersofnight wrote:
    It was really a by-product of the previous year's invention of dental hygiene. In the days before social networking squeezing out some babies and slapping a name on them was really the only way to signify your adherence to social trends, of course now we have hashtags.
     
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    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 2:32 am

    sanctum wrote:
    Oh yes, it was very easy to get named "Faith" or something along those lines.
    Recommended reading: "Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature"
    https://www.gutenberg.org/files/39284/39284-h/39284-h.htm#Page_138
     
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    Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 5:58 am

    I only know, personally, one faith. And it would seem the name was chosen to be ironically goffy (and then given an arbitrary meaning post facto)
    So by simple mathematical process, all Faiths before dental hygene were goffs. Who knew Salem was onto something
     
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    Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 5:28 pm

    Any Japan people want to help me out with a couple of purchases? My credit is gilt-edged sterling, I assure you.

    That's one of the phrases I taught Matilda last time I visited, but she was not very receptive to the whole concept :lol:
     
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    Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2021 2:24 am

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    You guys are never going to believe this, but MARK ZUCKERBERG is going to give me $1,500,000!
     
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    Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2021 3:54 am

    It sounds great, but the taxes are a killer. That's how they get you.
     
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    sanctum
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    Posted: Sat Sep 4, 2021 7:21 pm

    I was somewhat tempted to respond to it and do some scam baiting but it really isn't worth the effort.

    Tr0llin' days are over, I just wanna grill, man.
     
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    Posted: Sat Sep 4, 2021 8:01 pm

    sanctum wrote:
    Didn't know that site still existed.

    "PLEASE SAVE ME FROM THE HAND OF THE DRIVER" ::meev::

    Some of those baiters were weird though. I remember the famous Adamu story never really ended, they just kept jumping to any friends-of-friends who wandered into the email chain.
     
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    Posted: Sat Sep 4, 2021 8:41 pm

    flowersofnight wrote:
    It's a trip, the bottom of the page still has 'Chrome/Firefox @ 1024x768' as a recommendation.
    Although one could make a case for that being all you really need.
     
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    Posted: Tue Sep 7, 2021 11:35 pm

    You guys ever heard of 'Exploding Head Syndrome'? I first read about it a few months ago, weirdly enough about a week or so after first hearing about it one of my Japanese friends contacts me to tell me they were going into hospital for some tests. Turns out the results of their tests was that they have that very condition. Weird coincidence.

    Does sound a bit like a condition you'd encounter in Theme Hospital. Anyone ever play that?
     
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    Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:28 pm

    flowersofnight wrote:
    The Japanese seems far more clinical to me. Exploding Head Syndrome on the other hand reminds me of that infamous scene from Scanners.
     
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    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:15 am

    sanctum wrote:
    Maybe, but you have to admit 8 kanji in one agglutinative word is something downright sesquipedalian XD Going through some news sites I don't see more than 6 at a time.

    I was having some furniture delivered today and one of the guys bringing it in was fascinated by the huge copy of Dante et Virgile aux Enfers I have up in the living room. So I told him briefly about William Bouguereau, the original in the Musee d'Orsay, the meaning of the scene and so on. What can I say, I can't resist being an apostle of BIJUTSU when the situation calls for it.
     
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    Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:37 am

    flowersofnight wrote:
    Just wait till this guy gets a load of Chinese

    So was the delivery guy gay, or sm, or both? Because I hear that painting is fine if you're into gay or sm, but not fine for little girls.