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    Quote Originally posted by Veloise View post
    http://www.essaygenerator.com/

    There's probably something similar that churns out Post-Game Locker Room Interviews. "We knew we would give 110%."
    Hopefully college students aren't using this to have their papers ghost-written.

    In any event, I'd be very suspicious of any essay that cited Francis Woodpecker.

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    Moving to Germany or Sweden has been replaced by the desire to live in a yurt in Belize.

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    I don't think there should really be all that much panic about the world ending in 2012. If Marty McFly already traveled to 2015, that pretty much guarantees us another 3 years...
    Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.

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    Quote Originally posted by HomerJ View post
    I don't think there should really be all that much panic about the world ending in 2012. If Marty McFly already traveled to 2015, that pretty much guarantees us another 3 years...

    I so want one of those skateboards.
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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Moving to Germany or Sweden has been replaced by the desire to live in a yurt in Belize.
    Naw, I'm sticking with Germany, or maybe Switzerland. At least I already speak the language. I have no desire to live in a yurt, but I'll take an efficiency in Hannover!
    "We do not need any other Tutankhamun's tomb with all its treasures. We need context. We need understanding. We need knowledge of historical events to tie them together. We don't know much. Of course we know a lot, but it is context that's missing, not treasures." - Werner Herzog, in Archaeology, March/April 2011

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    Planderella just reminded me that it is the start of King Cake season aka Carnival! Woot!!
    Last edited by dandy_warhol; 06 Jan 2012 at 1:21 PM. Reason: misspelled planderella's name. d'oh!!

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Planerella just reminded me that it is the start of King Cake season aka Carnival! Woot!!
    Got my wreath up on the front door.



    Yes, it was a clearance item from a Halloween sale. Not any more!

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    Quote Originally posted by veloise
    There's probably something similar that churns out Post-Game Locker Room Interviews. "We knew we would give 110%."
    I'm curious...can someone who is quite familiar with sports interviews simulate post game locker room interview speak for us without the assistance of any program? Just a few sentences completely off the cuff for let's say a football game?

    (incidently I can convincingly do this sort of thing with post-modern-academia-speak without the aid of any random generator programs, but I don't want to come off as a complete elitist snob)

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    I'm curious...can someone who is quite familiar with sports interviews simulate post game locker room interview speak for us without the assistance of any program? Just a few sentences completely off the cuff for let's say a football game?

    (incidently I can convincingly do this sort of thing with post-modern-academia-speak without the aid of any random generator programs, but I don't want to come off as a complete elitist snob)
    It was a real team effort. All facets of the game. We established the run and made some big plays on special teams. We left it all on the field, and I guess we just wanted it more.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    I'm curious...can someone who is quite familiar with sports interviews simulate post game locker room interview speak for us without the assistance of any program? Just a few sentences completely off the cuff for let's say a football game?

    (incidently I can convincingly do this sort of thing with post-modern-academia-speak without the aid of any random generator programs, but I don't want to come off as a complete elitist snob)
    Football or NASCAR?

    Football:
    The guys just didn't compete out there. We were getting our asses handed to us, and we just didn't fight.

    Or it could be the Coors Light commercial...



    NASCAR:

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    It's Armenian Christmas today. Merry Christmas!
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    I turn around and I'm back in the game
    Even better than the old me"

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    Quote Originally posted by kltoomians View post
    It's Armenian Christmas today. Merry Christmas!
    When's the Armenian Fourth of July?
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Planderella just reminded me that it is the start of King Cake season aka Carnival! Woot!!
    I decided this year and for years to come I am taking Mardi Gras off. Having grown up in and around New Orleans, it is practically as close to a religious a holiday as this secular humanist can have. I will play Professor Longhair and Doctor John. I will have some beer (wishing they were Dixies or Abita Turbodogs). I will break out my beads and doubloons. I will try to find parade footage steaming on the Internet.

    I will not wear a costume, though. That would just be too much for Montana. And probably too cold, anyway. People might think I was going to a different kind of parade. Not that there is anything wrong with that, as Seinfeld would say.
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    My ex-employer apparently still has an axe to grind over my leaving nearly a year ago. I foresee another fine from the NJ-DOL coming their way soon. Apparently they will never learn.
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    What's That Smell?

    Smelly Random.....What a surprise waiting for me today. Major sewer back-up in our basement, caused by the contractors working on the new sewer and water lines. When we brought in Roto-Rooter to do some serious reaming and snaking (sounds like a porno) they found sand in our exit lines. They called the village and the village inspector rushed over. Yes, it appeared that the contractor's work caused the sand "enhancement" in my sewer line.

    Tomorrow, Katie, her son, and her son's GF will put on the gloves and masks and rip up the floor tiles in the basement. That will be followed by bleach, bleach, and more bleach. I will be away.

    Portland Family Random.....My son, his wife, and my youngest grand-daughter arrived at about 10:30 PM on Wednesday night. I stayed up until the middle of the night (2:00 AM or so) yacking with them. Great to see them, especially since I haven't laid eyes on my son in almost 3 years.

    The house is a mad-house, what with all the people here. Woo-hoo! My Portland family has been doing a ton of visiting with old friends, etc. My son and step-son did get a chance to wander over to the big The Anderson's store and grab a big selection of craft beers. They even brought me a six of Bell's Third Coast. When you view the label on the bottle you are viewing a map of the exact location of De Noc.

    The gang flies out of Cleveland at 7:00 AM on Sunday morning. That means we do our "good bye" hugs and tears at about 4:00 AM here in Swanton. I will miss them!

    Workplace Random.....Even though we have family in, this Bear had to trudge off to the workplace at 5:00 AM this morning. Covering for a Supervisor AND today was our annual manager's meeting. 2012 looks to be another great year for our company. If I wasn't so doggie-dun-tired from nearly all-night beer drinking I would have appreciated the event more. I must have looked a site when it was my turn to stand up front and yack on about my team's plans for the next year. Baggy eyes, baby.

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    I can't find the thread about what you'd rather be doing if you weren't a planner, but this is what I'd like to do. Drive a long-haul truck for Publix. So, ZG gave me this for xmas. Scares the crap out of the cats when I maneuver it around the living room.

    Fantasy fulfilled.

    Annoyingly insensitive

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Moving to Germany or Sweden has been replaced by the desire to live in a yurt in Belize.
    Scotsmen live in yurts in Belize? Hunh. Never would have guessed it. Kilts, yes. But yurts, no.

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    Quote Originally posted by Otis View post
    Scotsmen live in yurts in Belize? Hunh. Never would have guessed it. Kilts, yes. But yurts, no.
    In my magical yurt, anyone with an intelligent accent is welcome to bunk.




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    Took a hard fall off the healthy living wagon last night and into today.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Took a hard fall off the healthy living wagon last night and into today.
    Self-inflicted? Artery clogging, brain cell killing, or shouldn't I ask?
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    Self-inflicted? Artery clogging, brain cell killing, or shouldn't I ask?
    Self-inflicted, artery clogging, and brain cell killing. Spent the entire day on the couch with the Hubby and the cats recovering. And somehow I managed to injure my thumb...

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Spent the entire day on the couch with the Hubby and the cats recovering. And somehow I managed to injure my thumb...
    I broke a nail. It probably happened when I was making that recipe you sent me last week.

    We checked out a couple of houses for sale over the weekend. I'm still not sure I want to move, but changes in store for our neighborhood (not to mention the idiocy and short-sightedness of some of our town leaders ) have forced us to seriously consider it.

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    Uhh ... what's this supposed to be in my hot chocolate?

    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Uhh ... what's this supposed to be in my hot chocolate?
    It's a leaf.


    Inherited a gun safe from the father-in-law over the weekend. He also made the comment that I need more guns. Needless to say, I like him. My Mother-in-law, not as much. She said if I need a safe I have too many. She also thinks that we are on too tight of a budget and that we should spend more time in casinos.

    I bought a long wool top coat this weekend with Christmas gift cards. I wear a lot of suits and it was the first time that I am able to fit my coat over my suit coat without the bottom hanging out. I never realized how nice and warm these things were.

    Yesterday, mini-skis and I spent several hours at the local botanical garden. They still have a model train display in some of the greenhouses, then we went outside into the kids garden. He ran for hours and was more than willing to take a nap after we ate lunch. It seemed to help for the entire day as he was such a good little guy at church last night. We have several people complement us on how well behaved he is for a toddler.
    "The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism." - George Washington

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