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I feel like I posted this a while back, but I can't find it now, so can repost. Inspired to find it because of a friend's rant about punctuation. The two are identical except for punctuation:

DEAR JOHN LETTER ONE:

Dear John:

I want a man who knows what love is all about. You are generous, kind, thoughtful. People who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me for other men. I yearn for you. I have no feelings whatsoever when we’re apart. I can be forever happy–will you let me be yours? Gloria


DEAR JOHN LETTER TWO:

Dear John:

I want a man who knows what love is. All about you are generous, kind, thoughtful people, who are not like you. Admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me. For other men, I yearn. For you, I have no feelings whatsoever. When we’re apart, I can be forever happy. Will you let me be? Yours, Gloria
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So I was looking through some very old Volta PELs, during which time I had absolutely no idea what was going on or who anyone was, and I found some rather amusing descriptions of some Volta NPCs.

So, time for a game of name that Volta NPC: )
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trip to see the Transiberian orchestra )

All in all, not a bad night, really. Great show, and I got a funny story to tell out of it.
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So at gaming on Tuesday, I was in the midst of explaining that my character was cleaning out the ice box after an unexpected trip, and had gotten to the point of, "I clean all the things..." when everyone in the group who spoke English as a first language suddenly burst out laughing.

After some time, it was explained that those of us who were not laughing were deprived, and needed to be introduced to 'hyperbole and a half', a web-comic.

It is hilarious. Here are links to two of my favorites (it's not an ongoing story, so you can just pick and choose):

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/06/this-is-why-ill-never-be-adult.html
(this is the one that the quote comes from)

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/07/dog.html

Fun links

Jun. 3rd, 2010 10:21 am
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A collection of fun links that I'd seen before but recently stumbled onto again. You've probably seen these before, but if you haven't, enjoy:

http://webspace.webring.com/people/wc/corker/World/lotrrpg.html

(A short text story of the LotR story if it was an RPG.)


http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?cat=14

(A 'comic' made from movie screen-grabs that goes through the LotR movies as if they were a RPG, complete with player complaining.)


http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0122.html

(Same as the second one above, except for the Star Wars prequels. Probably my favorite of the lot.)

Really?

May. 20th, 2010 01:44 pm
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Inspired by a training I just attended:

image behind cut )
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http://www.todaysbigthing.com/2009/08/05

And if you think you've seen the dumb in the first few seconds... just wait, it gets better.
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My mother sent this to me, and I was amused:

chain-letter type thing, except not )
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I thought I'd share the new sheet I made to post in monster-camp in order to help out the new Madrigal NPCs:

cut for space )
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29754578/?GT1=43001

The article gets funny towards the bottom when it starts describing the waivers that NASA had to sign to certify that the bat wouldn't harm the shuttle as said shuttle was being launched into space. It does make me wonder, though, if at some point it would have been easier to get a fire truck out there with a big ladder and move the poor bat.
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So [livejournal.com profile] sarrciano messed up his knee at Endgame a few weeks back. It's somewhat better, though not back to normal yet. Here's hoping he doesn't re-injure it this weekend. Not the subject of this post, though.

So apparently I have a really lousy bedside manner when it comes to knee injuries. I'm good with normal illness, but not so much with knees. Conversation the first night after he got injured:
D: My knee sorta hurts.
Me: It's probably going to get worse before it gets better.
D: You're not helping, honey.
Me: Well, I'm trying to be honest. The third day is usually the worst.
D: Still not helping.

My current theory is that I've had all my sympathy for knee injuries burned out of me by most of a lifetime spent with my family. Between my brother (6 major knee injuries and counting?), my father (two replaced knees ended a long string of surgeries), and my grandfather (ironically, only one replaced knee), I sorta go straight into non-sympathetic comments.

In retrospect, he might be lucky I didn't go straight into calling him 'gimpy' (that would be my mother describing my brother after the last injury).
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(actual update later)

Here is a little something someone sent me that is indisputable mathematical logic.


Remember, this is a strictly mathematical viewpoint. It goes like this:

What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%.


How about achieving 103%? What makes up 100% in life?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:

If: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z is represented as:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

Then:

H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

And

K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

But,
A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%


And,
B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T
2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%

AND, look how far ass kissing will take you.

A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G
1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%

So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty, that while Hard work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, its the Bullshit and Ass kissing that will put you over the top.

Funny

Dec. 11th, 2008 06:55 pm
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So my mother forwarded me this e-mail.

This is literally a "church sign" debate, being played out in a Southern town, between the Catholic church and a (fundamentalist) Presbyterian church. From top to bottom shows you the response and counter-response over time.

picture below cut )
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IRONY = me picking up a piece of chocolate from the front desk on the way back from excercising.

This is a fun site for cake mishaps, sort of a failblog for bakers: http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/

In other news, I've had a reasonably productive week, for not working. D and I signed a lease, so we have a place to live next year. This is good. We even get to move in on the 24th, which means we *won't* be attempting to move Labor Day Weekend, which makes me happy. I hate moving Labor Day Weekend, even though I've had a lot of practice at it. Last night I got a reservation for a truck rental, which is also good. Also managed to finish up a shirt I was working on, it was practice for another one, which I can now start. So, as I said, reasonably productive, despite piles and piles of aggravation regarding said apartment at the beginning of the week.

More funny

Jun. 3rd, 2008 01:12 pm
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Another funny thing I wanted to save, don't remember where I first heard of it:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1329362959167995041&q=tripod

Amusing

May. 1st, 2008 03:56 pm
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I can't remember where I got this (possibly from LJ), but I stumbled across it earlier this week and felt the need to put it somewhere where I could reliably find it.

So, for amusement's sake, I has a sweet potato.

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