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mamselle

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Random Thoughts Anew
« on: May 27, 2019, 09:31:29 AM »
Neutralname started this thread on April 26, 2009 (so just over 10 years ago...): 

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When want to make a comment -- NOT on another thread (that's for the One-Offs thread), and NOT a vent (that's for the Venting thread) -- but just about something random you just noticed, and yet you don't want to start a whole new thread on the topic.  If it looks like a substantive discussion is going to develop, take it to a new thread.  This thread is for the random.


Here's my random thought.  I just noticed my school has its sports-related classes classified under the heading "Movement Sciences."  What's wrong with "Sports & Fitness"?  Ohh, it's a science!  Who knew?

Latest quote, #3525 (mine) made me realize how much fun it's been to have a place to mention those odd thoughts that just come popping in unbidden somedays...

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Is it socially unacceptable,  intrusive, rude, or simply futile to remark on what a nice day it is to people wearing earbuds


Have at it!

Randomly, of course...

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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2019, 07:06:30 AM »
Looking at the 30th anniversary performance of The Cure's Disintegration reinforces my thought that a lot of shows are too long. They played for 2.5 hours. I wouldn't want to sit through that even sitting down. I have friends who go to see Springsteen and endure 3+ hours. I can't even.

The last show I went to the band played for 30 minutes. They were the opener, but they were the ones I had gone to see. I was so pleased to enjoy it and then get out of there at a reasonable time.
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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2019, 07:22:10 AM »
There are (I think) four tastes: bitter, salt, sweet, and sour.

I'm thinking that in life, salt and sweet work, and bitter and sour don't work as well.

Bitter makes you angry and sour makes you give up.

Salty puts some zest in things and sweet makes them palatable.

So I'm aiming for those.

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Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Reprove not a scorner, lest they hate thee: rebuke the wise, and they will love thee.

Give instruction to the wise, and they will be yet wiser: teach the just, and they will increase in learning.

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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2019, 01:43:56 PM »
And umami helps you savor life?

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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2019, 01:50:27 PM »
Quid est umami?

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Reprove not a scorner, lest they hate thee: rebuke the wise, and they will love thee.

Give instruction to the wise, and they will be yet wiser: teach the just, and they will increase in learning.


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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2019, 05:06:06 PM »
When I post, I feel like the interface is calling me "Font Face."

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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2019, 10:11:40 AM »
Garamond?  Courier?

At least, we know it can't be Comic Sans...

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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2019, 08:33:39 PM »
So, is Canadian bacon made from real Canadians, or artificial ingrediants?

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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2019, 01:36:32 PM »
I just got some crazy urge to play a computer game that I haven't played in 30 (?) years.  I haven't been a computer game (or, really, other game) player since I was a kid, so I'm not sure why that even came up.

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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2019, 01:42:57 PM »
So, is Canadian bacon made from real Canadians, or artificial ingrediants?

That's not funny, eh?

Um, surry, but you misspelled "ingredients".
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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2019, 01:46:58 PM »
So, is Canadian bacon made from real Canadians, or artificial ingrediants?

That's not funny, eh?

Um, surry, but you misspelled "ingredients".

So I did.  Rats!  My spelling was as random as my thought.
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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2019, 06:07:36 PM »
I just spent a few days in the Canadian Prairies.  I asked my hosts if Canadian Midwesterners were more polite and apologized more often than other Canadians, just as American Midwesterners are well-known for being more polite and apologizing more often than other Americans.  My hosts (who grew up in Ontario and moved to the Canadian Prairies a few years ago) decided this wasn't really possible, since even in Ontario, speech mostly consists of various inflections of 'Sorry'.


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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2019, 11:50:18 AM »
I keep having "Lighten up, Francis" go through my head as I read various online tidbits.
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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2019, 08:33:50 AM »
If Boris is going to be Prime Minister, I may just give the UK a miss for a while.

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