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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:07 pm

dis dat and the udda thing
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby DudeMan2766 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:08 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:dis dat and the udda thing


'n so on and so fort'
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Shyster on Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:14 pm

When books, TV, and movies screw up gun stuff, especially things that could be easily looked up. Case in point: In the Stephen King Dark Tower book The Drawing of the Three, there’s a scene where Roland (who is controlling the body of Jack Mort), goes into a gun shop to buy ammunition. He looks through a catalog of cartridges and picks out “.45 Winchester” cartridges as appropriate for his trademark sandalwood-gripped revolvers. The only cartridge named “.45 Winchester” is the .45 Winchester Magnum, which is a lengthened-and-strengthened version of the .45 ACP released in 1979 for use only in semi-auto pistols. It wouldn’t fit revolvers. There are two old-west revolver cartridges that would be applicable. One is the .45 Colt, and the other is the .44-40 Winchester, also called the .44 WCF. Neither was ever called “.45 Winchester.”
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:22 pm

Surprised you didn't mention the whole "Don't run out of ammo until it's relevant to the plot" problem.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:01 am

Earlier this summer, I was a major resource for another person in my company, and basically made myself available any time I was needed to assist with system tasks and programming.

Now, I need to have a brief conversation with said person to get the go ahead to go through with a project I have a deadline on, and I can't get a response. It's literally like a 10 minute conversation, I am willing to do all of the manual work. Aggravating.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Eismann on Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:18 am

canaan wrote:
Eismann wrote:Hot pepper rings in salad bars. You have to pick at them individually or else you'll wind up with a bunch of inedible end-pieces.

perhaps, you could invent some sort of hot pepper ring sieve that would cast out the abomination end pieces to leave just the bounty of acceptable and delicious rings?


Or, they could just not include them in the jars when they chop them in the sweat shop processing plant. Pretty sure they take care not include the hoof with the steak when the steer meets his maker.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby canaan on Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:22 am

Eismann wrote:
canaan wrote:
Eismann wrote:Hot pepper rings in salad bars. You have to pick at them individually or else you'll wind up with a bunch of inedible end-pieces.

perhaps, you could invent some sort of hot pepper ring sieve that would cast out the abomination end pieces to leave just the bounty of acceptable and delicious rings?


Or, they could just not include them in the jars when they chop them in the sweat shop processing plant. Pretty sure they take care not include the hoof with the steak when the steer meets his maker.

i think "Eismann's hot pepper ring sieve" is the way to go on this one.

this decision is final.

:gavel smacks:
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Eismann on Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:46 am

canaan wrote:
Eismann wrote:
canaan wrote:
Eismann wrote:Hot pepper rings in salad bars. You have to pick at them individually or else you'll wind up with a bunch of inedible end-pieces.

perhaps, you could invent some sort of hot pepper ring sieve that would cast out the abomination end pieces to leave just the bounty of acceptable and delicious rings?


Or, they could just not include them in the jars when they chop them in the sweat shop processing plant. Pretty sure they take care not include the hoof with the steak when the steer meets his maker.

i think "Eismann's hot pepper ring sieve" is the way to go on this one.

this decision is final.

:gavel smacks:


No, you're right about that. People have made millions out of obscure stuff like this. I'm on it.

Of course, since there's a record of your involvement, we'll have to decide how to split the caysh...or otherwise eliminate this problem.

/muhaaha
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby canaan on Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:49 am

i will relegate all creative input in exchange for (2) of these devices--free with lifetime, hassle-free warranties. also, if you include any bonus gifts (such as a jar opener, magic bullet, etc), i get a couple of those as well.

I would also mandate that ron popeil be the one that sells your device--that dude has infomercial swag and class. hes the cartier of impulse purchasing.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Eismann on Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:51 am

Done, and location duly updated.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby canaan on Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:54 am

good. im glad we could come to a resolution. we could probably settle this whole middle east debacle before lunch.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby the wicked child on Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:01 am

canaan dropping the Ron Popeil reference... this day is off to a good start.

Spoiler:
SET IT AND FORGET IT!!!
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:02 am

Ron Popeil is 77 years old? My mind = blown
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Eismann on Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:11 am

Weird Al wrote a song about RP, called "Mr. Popeil" back in '83.

/JTORcrossbreed
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:24 pm

Ugh....now that the mass female hysteria on social media about pumpkin lattes is over, we are now moving into "OMG IT'S PEPPERMINT MOCHA TIME!!! XOXOXOXO"
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby columbia on Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:25 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Ugh....now that the mass female hysteria on social media about pumpkin lattes is over, we are now moving into "OMG IT'S PEPPERMINT MOCHA TIME!!! XOXOXOXO"


:lol:
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:27 pm

where would this thread be without shads distaste for facebooks
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:28 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:where would this thread be without shads distaste for facebooks


What? I love Facebook :lol:
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby columbia on Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:33 pm

I'd like to see a webcast of shad reading his FB timeline and just commenting on things.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby DudeMan2766 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:33 pm

Speaking of the facebook. In case anyone is interested about 4 or 5 people's kids I know did something or said something today not at all out of the ordinary of what any kid says or does every day. Facebook is invaluable.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Rylan on Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:44 pm

columbia wrote:I'd like to see a webcast of shad reading his FB timeline and just commenting on things.


That could be a hit.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:19 pm

columbia wrote:I'd like to see a webcast of shad reading his FB timeline and just commenting on things.


I'd pay
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby meow on Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:21 pm

People that sit on the corner of my desk. I have a big desk, so I can see it being inviting. It's a desk, not a chair.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Rylan on Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:43 pm

Look at meow dropping that he is a big shot
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby columbia on Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:47 pm

Rylan wrote:Look at meow dropping that he is a big shot


But does he have a front gate?
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