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RTDNTOTO 🐻 Random Thoughts Deserving No Thread of Their Own 16 (2021)

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mendelman

Unfrozen Caveman Planner
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Hast du etwas Zeit für mich?
Dann singe ich ein Lied für dich
Von neunundneunzig Luftballons
Auf ihrem Weg zum Horizont
Denkst du vielleicht grad an mich?
Dann singe ich ein Lied für dich
Von neunundneunzig Luftballons
Und dass sowas von sowas kommt
Neunundneunzig Luftballons
Auf ihrem Weg zum Horizont
Hielt man für Ufos aus dem All
Darum schickte ein General
'Ne Fliegerstaffel hinterher
Alarm zu geben, wenn's so wär'
Dabei war'n dort am Horizont
Nur neunundneunzig Luftballons
Neunundneunzig Düsenflieger
Jeder war ein großer Krieger
Hielten sich für Captain Kirk
Das gab ein großes Feuerwerk
Die Nachbarn haben nichts gerafft
Und fühlten sich gleich angemacht
Dabei schoss man am Horizont
Auf neunundneunzig Luftballons
Neunundneunzig Kriegsminister
Streichholz und Benzinkanister
Hielten sich für schlaue Leute
Witterten schon fette Beute
Riefen: "Krieg!" und wollten Macht
Mann, wer hätte das gedacht
Dass es einmal so weit kommt
Wegen neunundneunzig Luftballons
Wegen neunundneunzig Luftballons
Neunundneunzig Luftballons
Neunundneunzig Jahre Krieg
Ließen keinen Platz für Sieger
Kriegsminister gibt's nicht mehr
Und auch keine Düsenflieger
Heute zieh' ich meine Runden
Seh' die Welt in Trümmern liegen
Hab' 'n Luftballon gefunden
Denk' an dich und lass' ihn fliegen
 

michaelskis

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Kids have a weather day due to the anticipated ice storm (We didn't get any ice yet)...

But, like everything else wrong with the pandemic, they have them virtual learning today. It is a load of crap to expect early elementary school age kids to do virtual learning.
 

Maister

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I mean didn't we have the first one just because?
No. That was all about being imbued with a sense of purpose. It was the culmination of a concerted effort to achieve our collective aims. It was a special time where everyone strove for goals.

Or, yeah, it coulda been just 'cause too.
 

Hink

OH....IO
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No. That was all about being imbued with a sense of purpose. It was the culmination of a concerted effort to achieve our collective aims. It was a special time where everyone strove for goals.

Or, yeah, it coulda been just 'cause too.
Yea, I forgot about what purpose means... I blame Covid. ;)
 

WSU MUP Student

Cyburbian
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My toes being wet and cold seem to just be a thing now. I can fondly remember loving huge snowfalls as a kid. Just wishing for a snow day and playing in the snow all day long.

We have had quite a few snow days lately, and my kids continue to tell me that it is too cold outside. Too cold? Come on! You can get warm when you come inside. Build a fort. Make a snow man. DO SOMETHING!

With that said, it was too cold outside for me to play with them yesterday. ;)

My kids always complain about it being too cold to go outside but I force them, whining and stomping, to go out anyway. Every single time I drag them out there they end up staying out much longer than we planned and having a blast. Every. Single. Time.
 

mendelman

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My kids always complain about it being too cold to go outside but I force them, whining and stomping, to go out anyway. Every single time I drag them out there they end up staying out much longer than we planned and having a blast. Every. Single. Time.
What do you know about anything, Dad?
 

Hink

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My kids always complain about it being too cold to go outside but I force them, whining and stomping, to go out anyway. Every single time I drag them out there they end up staying out much longer than we planned and having a blast. Every. Single. Time.
Exactly. Mine are the same. Once they realize that building a fort is possible, they crush it. They are just unable to imagine the fun they will have... until forced to have the fun.
 

NHPlanner

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Hast du etwas Zeit für mich?
Dann singe ich ein Lied für dich
Von neunundneunzig Luftballons
Auf ihrem Weg zum Horizont

.....
Wir durften nicht dazugehören
Nicht sehen, reden oder hören
Doch jede Nacht für ein, zwei Stunden
Bin ich dieser Welt entschwunden
Jede Nacht ein bisschen froh
Mein Ohr ganz nah am Weltempfänger

Radio
Mein Radio
Ich lass mich in den Äther saugen
Meine Ohren werden Augen
Radio
Mein Radio
So höre ich, was ich nicht seh
Stille heimlich fernes Weh

Wir durften nicht dazugehören
Nicht sehen, reden oder stören
Jenes Liedgut war verboten
So gefährlich fremde Noten
Doch jede Nacht ein wenig froh
Mein Ohr ganz nah am Weltempfänger

Radio
Mein Radio
Ich lass mich in den Äther saugen
Meine Ohren werden Augen
Radio
Mein Radio
So höre ich, was ich nicht seh
Stille heimlich fernes Weh

Jede Nacht ich heimlich stieg
Auf den Rücken der Musik
Leg die Ohren an die Schwingen
Leise in die Hände singen
Jede Nacht und wieder flieg
Ich einfach fort mit der Musik
Schwebe so durch alle Räume
Keine Grenzen, keine Zäune

Radio, Radio
Radio, Radio

Radio
Mein Radio
Ich lass mich in den Äther saugen
Meine Ohren werden Augen
Radio
Mein Radio
So höre ich, was ich nicht seh
Stille heimlich fernes Weh
 

Maister

Chairman of the bored
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Aha aha aha
Aha
aha
aha

Was ist los mit dir mein Schatz? Aha
Geht es immer nur bergab? Aha
Geht nur das was du verstehst? Aha
Is this what you got to know?
Love you do you didn't show?

Ich lieb' dich nicht du liebst mich nicht
Ich lieb' dich nicht du liebst mich nicht
Ich lieb' dich nicht du liebst mich nicht
Ich lieb' dich nicht du liebst mich nicht

Da da da
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da da da
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da da da
(Ich lieb' dich nicht du liebst mich nicht)
Da da da
(Ich lieb' dich nicht du liebst mich nicht)
Da da da
(Ich lieb' dich nicht du liebst mich nicht)
Da da da
(Ich lieb' dich nicht du liebst mich nicht)
Da da da
da da da
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da da da
 

WSU MUP Student

Cyburbian
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Somehow I got included into a group text string among a bunch of the moms of the friends of my oldest daughter. I usually just ignore it (I doubt they realize I'm even on there) but this morning one of the moms chimed in that she and her husband were happy because they both got their first COVID shots. Some moms replied with clapping hands emojis or thumbs ups but I instantly replied with "Because you're both so old?"

I know they both got it because the mom is a doctor and the dad occasionally helps at her clinic, but in defense of my joke, they are the old parents (the dad will be 68 when their daughter graduates high school and the mom won't be far behind him).

My wife already texted me to scold me and then texted the group to apologize on my behalf for the bad joke.
 

Maister

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a) The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this section, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this subsection, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

Accosting means approaching or speaking to someone in such a manner as would cause a reasonable person to fear imminent bodily harm or the commission of a criminal act upon his person, or upon property in his immediate possession.

Ask, beg and solicit mean and include, without limitation, the spoken, written or printed word or such other acts as are conducted in furtherance of the purpose of obtaining alms.

Forcing oneself upon the company of another means continuing to request, beg or solicit alms from a person after that person has made a negative response, blocking the passage of the individual addressed or otherwise engaging in conduct which could reasonably be construed as intended to compel or force a person to accede to demands.

(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to solicit money or other things of value:

(1) On private property if the owner, tenant or lawful occupant has asked the person not to solicit on the property, or has posted a sign clearly indicating that solicitations are not welcome on the property;

(2) Within 15 feet of the entrance to or exit from any public toilet facility;

(3) Within 15 feet of an automatic teller machine, provided that, when an automated teller machine is located within an automated teller machine facility, such distance shall be measured from the entrance or exit of the automated teller machine facility;

(4) Within 15 feet of any pay telephone, provided that, when a pay telephone is located within a telephone booth or other facility, such distance shall be measured from the entrance or exit of the telephone booth or facility;

(5) In any public transportation vehicle, or in any bus or subway station, or within 15 feet of any bus stop or taxistand;

(6) From any operator of a motor vehicle that is in traffic on a public street; provided, however, that this subsection shall not apply to services rendered in connection with emergency repairs requested by the owner or passengers of such vehicle;

(7) From any persons who are waiting in line for entry to any building, public or private, including but not limited to any residence, business or athletic facility; or

(8) Within 15 feet of the entrance to or exit from a building, public or private, including but not limited to any residence, business or athletic facility.

(c) It shall be unlawful for any person to solicit money or other things of value:

(1) By accosting another; or

(2) By forcing oneself upon the company of another.
 

DVD

Cyburbian
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michaelskis

Cyburbian
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Hast du etwas Zeit für mich?
Dann singe ich ein Lied für dich
Von neunundneunzig Luftballons
Auf ihrem Weg zum Horizont
Denkst du vielleicht grad an mich?
Dann singe ich ein Lied für dich
Von neunundneunzig Luftballons
Und dass sowas von sowas kommt
Neunundneunzig Luftballons
Auf ihrem Weg zum Horizont
Hielt man für Ufos aus dem All
Darum schickte ein General
'Ne Fliegerstaffel hinterher
Alarm zu geben, wenn's so wär'
Dabei war'n dort am Horizont
Nur neunundneunzig Luftballons
Neunundneunzig Düsenflieger
Jeder war ein großer Krieger
Hielten sich für Captain Kirk
Das gab ein großes Feuerwerk
Die Nachbarn haben nichts gerafft
Und fühlten sich gleich angemacht
Dabei schoss man am Horizont
Auf neunundneunzig Luftballons
Neunundneunzig Kriegsminister
Streichholz und Benzinkanister
Hielten sich für schlaue Leute
Witterten schon fette Beute
Riefen: "Krieg!" und wollten Macht
Mann, wer hätte das gedacht
Dass es einmal so weit kommt
Wegen neunundneunzig Luftballons
Wegen neunundneunzig Luftballons
Neunundneunzig Luftballons
Neunundneunzig Jahre Krieg
Ließen keinen Platz für Sieger
Kriegsminister gibt's nicht mehr
Und auch keine Düsenflieger
Heute zieh' ich meine Runden
Seh' die Welt in Trümmern liegen
Hab' 'n Luftballon gefunden
Denk' an dich und lass' ihn fliegen
Wir durften nicht dazugehören
Nicht sehen, reden oder hören
Doch jede Nacht für ein, zwei Stunden
Bin ich dieser Welt entschwunden
Jede Nacht ein bisschen froh
Mein Ohr ganz nah am Weltempfänger

Radio
Mein Radio
Ich lass mich in den Äther saugen
Meine Ohren werden Augen
Radio
Mein Radio
So höre ich, was ich nicht seh
Stille heimlich fernes Weh

Wir durften nicht dazugehören
Nicht sehen, reden oder stören
Jenes Liedgut war verboten
So gefährlich fremde Noten
Doch jede Nacht ein wenig froh
Mein Ohr ganz nah am Weltempfänger

Radio
Mein Radio
Ich lass mich in den Äther saugen
Meine Ohren werden Augen
Radio
Mein Radio
So höre ich, was ich nicht seh
Stille heimlich fernes Weh

Jede Nacht ich heimlich stieg
Auf den Rücken der Musik
Leg die Ohren an die Schwingen
Leise in die Hände singen
Jede Nacht und wieder flieg
Ich einfach fort mit der Musik
Schwebe so durch alle Räume
Keine Grenzen, keine Zäune

Radio, Radio
Radio, Radio

Radio
Mein Radio
Ich lass mich in den Äther saugen
Meine Ohren werden Augen
Radio
Mein Radio
So höre ich, was ich nicht seh
Stille heimlich fernes Weh
Aha aha aha
Aha
aha
aha

Was ist los mit dir mein Schatz? Aha
Geht es immer nur bergab? Aha
Geht nur das was du verstehst? Aha
Is this what you got to know?
Love you do you didn't show?

Ich lieb' dich nicht du liebst mich nicht
Ich lieb' dich nicht du liebst mich nicht
Ich lieb' dich nicht du liebst mich nicht
Ich lieb' dich nicht du liebst mich nicht

Da da da
da da da
da da da
da da da
da da da
(Ich lieb' dich nicht du liebst mich nicht)
Da da da
(Ich lieb' dich nicht du liebst mich nicht)
Da da da
(Ich lieb' dich nicht du liebst mich nicht)
Da da da
(Ich lieb' dich nicht du liebst mich nicht)
Da da da
da da da
da da da
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Can I point out Rule 2.1?
 

Maister

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Can I point out Rule 2.1?
The plaintiff whines and complains that there is uneven enforcement of the rules, yet not only two days ago subjected all of Cyburbia to the following string of unintelligible gibberish that we might charitably term a foreign language:
[At this time please enter into the record defense Exhibit B:]

Holy Wah, Old Yooper Trick.

If Ya don't have a cooler, just stick da beers in a snow bank in da winter. In da summer, put de beers in the bait bucket and toss it in da stream. Dat-al keep da beers cold ya' know! Yah Eh!
 
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michaelskis

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The plaintiff whines and complains that there is uneven enforcement of the rules, yet not only two days ago subjected all of Cyburbia to the following string of unintelligible gibberish that we might charitably term a foreign language:
[At this time please enter into the record defense Exhibit B:]
I object and move to strike inclusion Exhibit B as it is a dialect of English spoken within the continental United States (despite the best efforts by Jeep) and not a foreign language.



On a side note... I just received an e-mail from info@pelosiforcongress.org asking for a donation. Better chance of getting blood from a rock then $$$ out of me for her campaign.
 

mendelman

Unfrozen Caveman Planner
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Jessica Chastain
Amy Adams
Bryce Dallas Howard
Laura Prepon
Isla Fisher
Ann-Margret
Karen Gillan
Alicia Witt

That is all.
 
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The Terminator

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Sachant qu'on fait briser les règles pour l'accompagnement de la langue Yooper ainsi que l'allemande, est-ce que je pourrais enfin m'exprimer en Québécois icitte ?
 

kms

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Wow, prices for anxieties are really high where you live. They frequently offer BOGO sales on most phobias and neuroses here for around $30. Hell, you could probably score a full fledged psychosis here for that kinda dough!
Think of what you could get for anxieties if you crafted them from home using cottage anxieties.
 

WSU MUP Student

Cyburbian
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There is a Red Lobster across from my office and my wife has convinced me to bring home dinner from there this evening. It's probably been 8 years since I've had Red Lobster. All I really want is a giant bag of their Cheddar Bay Biscuits.
 

Maister

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Think of what you could get for anxieties if you crafted them from home using cottage anxieties.
Think about it, our great grandparents were all stark raving lunatics and they had to create ALL of their own anxieties. There were no "Making Anxieties for Dummies how-to" books back then.
 

Hink

OH....IO
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I am consistently amazed at how many random publications exist. Do you want Ohio Rural Water Magazine? Why thank you, I certainly do!
 

Planit

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The new Mars rover landing was pretty cool. Info already coming in.

Krispy Kreme sold Mars Doughnuts yesterday to honor (or boost sales) the occasion.
 

michaelskis

Cyburbian
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I respect everything that the teachers have to deal with, especially right now. I realize we are in a pandemic and things will be different for a while. But I am super frustrated with my kids school calling an 'ice day' two days in a row, neither of which happened, and requiring the kids to learn virtually instead. Same thing happened a few weeks ago when they had a snow day for two days in a row.

  • My oldest only gets to go to school 2 days a week and getting him to keep his grades up is constant struggle.
  • My middle son who has special needs shuts down as soon as we log him in. It would be a full time job to sit next to him to get him to focus on his class. Actually doing anything productive is nonexistent in a virtual format.
  • My youngest tries, but the assignments are done over apps, and there is a disconnect between when the teacher provides instruction and when he needs to do his actual work. More so, he is in first grade and it makes almost impossible for him to sit for 6 hours in front of a computer.
This morning I contacted the teachers for my younger two to indicate that they will not be participating in virtual learning. My middle son's teacher has pushed back with "but he has a test at such an such time". I responded that per his IEP, he needs in-person accommodations for tests. She has not responded.
 

Bubba

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Aha aha aha
Aha
aha
aha

Was ist los mit dir mein Schatz? Aha
Geht es immer nur bergab? Aha
Geht nur das was du verstehst? Aha
Is this what you got to know?
Love you do you didn't show?

Ich lieb' dich nicht du liebst mich nicht
Ich lieb' dich nicht du liebst mich nicht
Ich lieb' dich nicht du liebst mich nicht
Ich lieb' dich nicht du liebst mich nicht

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(Ich lieb' dich nicht du liebst mich nicht)
Da da da
(Ich lieb' dich nicht du liebst mich nicht)
Da da da
(Ich lieb' dich nicht du liebst mich nicht)
Da da da
(Ich lieb' dich nicht du liebst mich nicht)
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Congratulations, folks - all this German crap has Chrome asking me if I'd like to view the page in German or translate it to English. :tired:
 
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