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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    I did have a weird dream involving nudity, trenchcoats and a van with no brakes after my slip and fall. And oh yeah, she was in it too. So no complaints I guess.
    that's either a John Candy movie or a slasher thriller with teenagers

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    that's either a John Candy movie or a slasher thriller with teenagers
    I miss John Candy.
    "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

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    Uncle Buck was such a classic. Think I need to watch it again.

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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post
    For just about $100 more, I could buy a whole new new washing machine and dump this 1-1/2 year old POS Whirlpool. I am not a happy camper.
    Is it a front loader? forgive me if i missed it.

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    Non scholae, sed vitae discimus - we do not learn for school, we learn for life

    You ever wonder at the number of groups, institutions, and organizations that have adopted latin mottos? Latin mottos were probably a hotter item a century ago than today, but many organizations still retain them - what is (or was) up with that? Adopting a latin motto nowadays seems a tad pretentious - do you suppose in adopting a latin motto the group was trying to achieve an air of sophistication? (after all, since the fall of Rome latin has been seen as the language of educated people)
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    *shaking* How do I find the cyburbia mobile app????????!!!!!!!!!!! *sweats*
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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    *shaking* How do I find the cyburbia mobile app????????!!!!!!!!!!! *sweats*
    I thought Dan did away with it.
    "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Non scholae, sed vitae discimus - we do not learn for school, we learn for life

    You ever wonder at the number of groups, institutions, and organizations that have adopted latin mottos? Latin mottos were probably a hotter item a century ago than today, but many organizations still retain them - what is (or was) up with that? Adopting a latin motto nowadays seems a tad pretentious - do you suppose in adopting a latin motto the group was trying to achieve an air of sophistication? (after all, since the fall of Rome latin has been seen as the language of educated people)
    si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circumspice - Oh that Michigan air of sophistication.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circumspice - Oh that Michigan air of sophistication.
    Several states have latin mottos...that is, the sophisticated ones do
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    that's either a John Candy movie or a slasher thriller with teenagers
    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    I miss John Candy.
    Well, hey, you could always fly me out to Michigan for Christmas, I'll have misadventures on the way, sit on your couch, eat your food and talk a lot about it....and you won't miss John Candy so much anymore.
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Several states have latin mottos...that is, the sophisticated ones do
    Well the Texas State Motto is "Friendship" and if that's not sophisticated enough for enough for you, get the he!! of my land before I shoot your sorry a$$!
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    I did have a weird dream involving nudity, trenchcoats and a van with no brakes after my slip and fall. And oh yeah, she was in it too. So no complaints I guess.
    Joseph style trench coat... or less colorful?
    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

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    et tu

    ruditatis quid est quod loqueris?

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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    Joseph style trench coat... or less colorful?
    Double-breasted, Inspector Gadget style. No hats, though. That's really actually too bad.
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    ruditatis quid est quod loqueris?
    Ego sum ruditatis incarnatus
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Today my senior planner is wearing corduroy pants.

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    You ever notice when you're researching diseases online how many different germs say something like "the viruses are transmitted by fecally contaminated food or water"
    I was unaware that fecally contaminated food was so popular Personally, I tend to avoid foods that are served in a toilet bowl.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    BLANDUS credis et es tu, nos sunt?

    and in other news, my daughter's housemate did this for her final project - this is their apartment -

    on the one had, it's impressive work, on the other hand, really, I am shelling out 20k for this?!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGdC0...ature=youtu.be

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    You ever notice when you're researching diseases online how many different germs say something like "the viruses are transmitted by fecally contaminated food or water"
    I was unaware that fecally contaminated food was so popular Personally, I tend to avoid foods that are served in a toilet bowl.
    OMG. I investigated a complaint today where someone is extremely agitated because he's losing enjoyment of a neighbor's property because they decided to build a house on it. I took a Fish Commission officer with me because I was concerned with my safety, as well as how my words would be interpreted.

    As the man showed us his property, he boasted that he has the best drinking water around, and that his well is ony 50' deep. He then boasted that his septic tank was nearby, and has never been pumped.

    We know what he's been drinking now, and that may explain his temperment.

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    Quote Originally posted by Otis View post
    Today my senior planner is wearing corduroy pants.
    Nice and warm. I used to have corduroy pants... my wife doesn't approve.

    I once had a corduroy jacket...


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    Also, when I do well at meetings sometimes I want to take a play out of the Snoop Dogg book and yell..."What's my M#$#* F#$@ name?" Not sure why.
    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

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    Cyburbia needs a Latin motto. I suggest: Terra vestra, nostra uocatio. Your land, our call.
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    I got a call from the blood bank this afternoon. They want a pint of my A+ platelets. I explained that I donated whole blood last week. The woman on the phone said they'll give me back all the useless stuff. They just wanted the platelets. I have to wait another week. Anybody just donate platelets? According to their records, this would be a first for me.

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    Semper ubi sub ubi

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    Was Biggus Dickus really a Latin name?
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    "Noli nothis permittere te terere" Don't let the bastards wear you down.
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

    ~ Otterpop ~

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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop View post
    "Noli nothis permittere te terere" Don't let the bastards wear you down.
    I'll stick with Illegitimi non carborundum even if it's not proper Latin.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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