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Re: Random crap

Post by KenDowns » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:23 pm

Beyonce is lifting
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Post by ephs » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:34 am

:laughing3:
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Post by ephs » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:37 am

in case somebody didn't notice. spartacus is back on tv on starz every friday at 9pm, 10pm and 11pm ET.
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Re: Random crap

Post by hoosegow » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:48 am

I put a bird feeder outside of my window at work in honor of MattZ. Okay not really. I just wanted a bird feeder outside of my window at work.
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Post by robertscott » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:30 pm

hoosegow wrote:I put a bird feeder outside of my window at work in honor of MattZ. Okay not really. I just wanted a bird feeder outside of my window at work.

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Post by Oscar_Actuary » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:29 pm

that reminds me of


"I got my penis caught in the pickle slicer at work"
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"They fired her"

good night.

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Re: Random crap

Post by Jungledoc » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:57 am

ephs wrote:could you estimate how many % of the words are equal?

funny story with the american repeating the sentence again and again :grin:.

i know a guy who married a german woman, but he doesn't give a fv(k, if you understand him or not, he keeps on speaking his pensylvania american english all the time. sometimes it's a bit hard to understand, cause he speaks very fast and inarticulate.
In the past (30 years ago when people were still writing books on the subject) they said that about 50% of the vocabulary was derived from English. The rest are a mix of a couple of tribal languages, German, Dutch, Portugese, Maylay, and some others. I believe that there are abbreviations for 13 languages. In recent years many English words, particularly for technological terms have been adopted and "pidginized". For example, the Pidgin word for computer is "komputa". Or "kompiuta". There is no standardization of spelling.
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Post by KenDowns » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:39 am

The blizzard of 2013. I love snow. Can't get enough of it. Got what I wanted this time.

The map shows 27 inches in St. James, that's about 5 miles down the road from me.
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Post by KenDowns » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:49 am

The circled area on left shows the cracked trunk of the tree that fell over under the weight of the snow.

The circled area on right is a 15' dogwood in front of a 4' fence.
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Post by stuward » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:47 am

Thanks Ken. The storm has just reached us and we have 6" down so far.
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Post by KenDowns » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:13 pm

Enjoy Stu, and plan to relax indoors and watch the world go by, cuz if it's anything like what we got you won't be going anywhere.

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Post by stuward » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:32 pm

We're only projected to get about 15" but that's a lot for us.
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Post by KenDowns » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:37 pm

...and in the end, it is all beautiful.
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Post by stuward » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:21 pm

Your map is interesting. In 2004, we were hit with 35" and we set the record as the largest city in the world ever to have that much snow in one day. On your map Milford got 38". If you consider Milford is part of Greater New Haven, then New Haven now has the record.
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Re: Random crap

Post by Wouter » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:24 pm

http://www.t-nation.com/article-comment ... erfect_rep
I saw kenny post a few comments over at the nation.

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