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BrianBoitano
Nov 15, 2006

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Nov 15, 2006

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Its spiritual successor:

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The person called Garfield a "he" when saying he has no gender

I get having preferred pronouns, but it's getting ridiculous

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Nov 15, 2006

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I really hope there's a grandma somewhere who follows Dennys because it's her favorite restaurant who's thoroughly confused by the tweets.

For those who can't zoom in easily, the image has tiny text that says to look at lower left corner, which says look at lower right corner, etc until it finally says "Has this distracted you from overwhelming existential dread lol"

BrianBoitano
Nov 15, 2006

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How many of these are parodies and how many are real? If even one is real, that's good enough for me






Way more here: http://imgur.com/a/7IM1F

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Nov 15, 2006

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The General posted:

Wait, am I the one going to work while masturbating, or is Sonic masturbating while doing e-sports? Or is it we're both masturbating while doing our respective jobs?

That's not Sonic, that's Slyce, original character do not copy!

BrianBoitano
Nov 15, 2006

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Coq au Nandos posted:

I am also bothered.

Careful, or you'll make morer text walls with your derail!

Related:

https://twitter.com/KattWillFerrell...717239193927680

Not related:

http://i.imgur.com/1ION7ji.mp4







http://i.imgur.com/Om2Kh8L.mp4



http://i.imgur.com/jFH1Emw.mp4







BrianBoitano
Nov 15, 2006

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This whole drat derail:



reference:

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Nov 15, 2006

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Gee your anime friends sure are wacky

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Nov 15, 2006

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BrianBoitano
Nov 15, 2006

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Just because I'm not interested in my sister doesn't mean I'm not interested in twins who get freaky.

Somebody find a doublemint gum ad to back me up

BrianBoitano
Nov 15, 2006

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Aren't there sweet onions that are much easier to eat raw?

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Nov 15, 2006

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I was about 25 and did not have a baby or even a boyfriend at the time.

I haven't finished reading but WHY IS HER DATING STATUS RELEVANT

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Nov 15, 2006

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Elohssa Gib posted:

Off topic, thanks Gromit


My dad and I decided that the musk lifesavers taste like old lady perfume but for some reason we really like it, everyone liked the Vegemite giving it ratings from tolerable to really good, and we haven't tried the Pineapple Lumps yet, we're saving them for my nephew's birthday party.

So is the broken jar part of it? Do Aussies like ants and broken lifesavers?

I guess I really don't understand Australian snacks

Still excited to try the chocolate pineapple lumps, Gromit. They were fully sealed so no ants on them. Thank you!

BrianBoitano
Nov 15, 2006

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Gromit posted:

I'm really sorry you got such a bad result (especially for what it cost to send!) and I can't imagine what that package had to suffer through to break open a roll of hard candy. Is the jar cracked or did the lid just inexplicably come off?

Lid came off at some point in the journey. Long enough for ants to find it and be fruitful and multiply. It's too bad, but I appreciate your effort and expense!

I had a couple pieces of the pineapple chunks, and holy moley! I can only have two pieces at a time, since it's so chewy. I enjoyed it. It really reminds me of a particular candy we have here. I think I'll coat one in chocolate and send it to you to see what you think, as long as you don't mind something pseudo-home made, wrapped in wax and zip-locked.

BrianBoitano
Nov 15, 2006

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Gromit posted:

/\ "floral flavor and fragrance" as per Google sounds about right.


I'd have my satellite swing past and take a look but it's already heavily tasked with peering in through your bedroom window.

I've got a couple of 'merican things to send you, but I need something to round out the box. Is there anything you've heard about but never had the chance to try?

BrianBoitano
Nov 15, 2006

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Gromit posted:

After watching Futurama years ago, I was surprised to learn that Charleston Chew is real. Also, avoid nuts and things with that word in their name that aren't really nuts. Thanks!

Pigsfeet on Rye posted:

Send him some Squirrel Nut Zippers. They rule, as long as you're careful chewing if you have fillings.
I've never had either of these so I'm going to look for them and get us both some!


I've never had this and after a google, no loving thank you.

BrianBoitano
Nov 15, 2006

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More satisfying than Where's Waldo or magic eye illusions

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Nov 15, 2006

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http://i.imgur.com/lgfcJRA.mp4

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u3uhKxNPNg

3:24 is another pepsi offered

4:15-4:58 funny

6:20 is the giffed bit

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Nov 15, 2006

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Ehh, specifically two scoops is the reference, though.

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The waiters know well Trumps personal preferences. As he settles down, they bring him a Diet Coke, while the rest of us are served water, with the Vice President sitting at one end of the table. With the salad course, Trump is served what appears to be Thousand Island dressing instead of the creamy vinaigrette for his guests. When the chicken arrives, he is the only one given an extra dish of sauce. At the dessert course, he gets two scoops of vanilla ice cream with his chocolate cream pie, instead of the single scoop for everyone else. The tastes of Pence are also tended to. Instead of the pie, he gets a fruit plate.

Unrelated:
http://i.imgur.com/f462IUj.mp4

BrianBoitano
Nov 15, 2006

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Ehh if guards wore bright uniforms it would be more obvious when they're on break / didn't show up to work / weren't employed at a particular location. Better to have the possibility of a ninja guard looming over the heads of criminals

BrianBoitano
Nov 15, 2006

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It's not just the toast, it's the credit card usage. If your net worth growth is positive, you're good no matter how much you spend on frivolous or expensive things. Credit cards obfuscate that, since you don't have to pay off the balance. Your bank account can seem to grow but if you don't account for your growing debt you get upside down quick.


I guess the perspective is odd? Your vs you're is intentional. Your "perfect" is different from my "perfect"

BrianBoitano has a new favorite as of 11:06 on May 19, 2017

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Nov 15, 2006

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Taxes are a complicated project with a deadline you know about a year in advance. They require reading directions very carefully because you're not sure what the person evaluating your work really cares about. Your best resource is older people who've done this before.

Sounds like every public school project I've done. School prepares you for taxes, just not in the way you think

BrianBoitano
Nov 15, 2006

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PCOS Bill posted:

Some of us don't post with a gimmick.

Hmm

BrianBoitano
Nov 15, 2006

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my brand

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Nov 15, 2006

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Ak Gara posted:

Yeah then why is Space so cold?

Not a funny picture, but the space that astronauts most frequently inhabit has a very high temperature, up to 2,500C (4,530F)!



Everything above 100km is considered space for the purpose of international law, and the Thermosphere can get quite "hot", but it would still feel cold. Humans don't feel temperature, but instead we feel heat transfer. This is why you can stick your hand in a 450F oven but not in 450F oil. I mean, you can do either but you might regret the latter.

You can be hit in the face by a jet of 2,500C particles and have your face melted off or freeze off depending on how many particles are hitting you per second. If what is hitting your face is good at transferring heat because it's dense (like the 450F oil) it will feel much hotter than something bad at transferring heat - like if it's low density like air or like silica foam space tiles:



These are actually 94% air by volume. That chunk is a very high temperature (hence the red glow) but it's not going to transfer that heat into your hand when you pick it up. You're only touching a very small amount of the hot particles, and the edges have already had 10 seconds to cool off while the inside is still slowly transferring its heat outwards.



Reverse the scenario - you can have very very cold things not freeze you to death. Frozen ice cream balls are tiny for a reason. They are much colder than normal ice cream, -50F instead of 0F. This is why they delightfully stick to your tongue for a second, the melting sensation perhaps not entirely worth the . If they were larger (or if you took a very large spoonful) then your body's ability to rewarm your tongue before pain or frostbite might be insufficient. Think of it like this:



Yeah, that's a large, dense, solid object. Lots of heat being pulled away from you.

So how could space, with 2,500C particles, freeze you to death? Transferring heat occurs via conduction (two things touching), convection (which is honestly just fancy moving conduction) and radiation. It's the radiation that kills the space man without a space suit. While he could be swimming in a bath of 2,500C particles, they're only giving him a tiny amount of heat. They're the Dippin Dots of boiling your face off. If that's at one end of the tug-of-war trying to slooooowly heat you up, the other end is The Incredible Hulk pulling heat out of you via radiation, though not the gamma rays that gave him his powers. All objects radiate heat. You sitting in a room lose heat to radiation, but you also gain heat from radiation coming at you from your surroundings. If your surroundings are radiating enough heat back at you, like in a comfortable room, you hardly notice radiation because it's a net zero.



If you're sitting in front of a bonfire, even if the wind is blowing the hot air away from you, you can feel how unbalanced radiation can get.

If you're in space, completely surrounded with low-density, high-temperature particles, you will lose heat via radiation far quicker than gaining it from the intermittent smack of 2,500F particles, and you will die. That is, only if you're too far from other sources of heat, like the Sun! I can't check the math, but Space.com states that at our distance from the sun, the normal equilibrium of radiation from the sun and radiation away into space is 45F. That's an average, of course, and if you've got something nearby shading you from the sun (like the Earth) or other local effects it gets much colder.

If you wanted, you could calculate how close to the sun you'd have to be for the sun's radiation in front of you to match your body's radiation behind you. If equilibrium is 45F at Earth's distance from the sun, there's a sweet spot orbit closer to the sun that space would feel like quite a comfortable temperature. That is, until you take into account heat and water lost due to evaporation...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_exposure posted:

The least severe of these is the freezing of bodily secretions due to evaporative cooling.

BrianBoitano
Nov 15, 2006

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IUG posted:

That space shuttle tiles thing is pretty cool, I looked it up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp9Yax8UNoM

Yeah! It's fun stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CchPemGaEmw#t=452s
The beginning of this video discusses how they make it, but this part shows how the hydrophobic treatment they put on it repels normal water but could be used as a reusable oil spill cleanup sponge

BrianBoitano
Nov 15, 2006

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PCOS Bill posted:

Noted Child Pornography Purchaser Kurt Eichenwald

Why is he not in jail?

BrianBoitano
Nov 15, 2006

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9 states do not allow write-in candidates for president. 33 other states require paperwork beforehand to have your write-in votes counted.

Surprisingly, write-in candidates have succeeded in certain aspects in the past, though the only presidential write-in successes were in primaries which probably follow different write-in rules.

And yeah, we do have some high-profile write-ins:

BrianBoitano
Nov 15, 2006

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Lots of funny tweets, many of which have funny pictures: https://mic.com/articles/176822/101...tory#.0j66SkPGC

A good mix of nostalgia, old gems I must've missed at the time, and of course some explaining the joke

BrianBoitano
Nov 15, 2006

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe%27s_law alive and well

BrianBoitano
Nov 15, 2006

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Huh. Checks out:

BrianBoitano
Nov 15, 2006

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Nah, you're thinking of Men At Work

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Nov 15, 2006

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Imagined posted:

What's the fallacy called where you assume that a service industry job is equivalent to a manufacturing job? The total number of jobs might not decrease but what we actually care about are the number of GOOD jobs.

Technology replacing manufacturing jobs is A Good Thing in general. Yeah if it happens to gently caress over people too old to adapt and too young to retire that sucks, but those jobs are disappearing whether we protect them or not.

If you resist automation, you'll only delay it a short while. Protectionism fails when your competitors pick the economic solution and out-compete you.

Maybe the short delay of protectionism helps workers a few years from retirement, but it fucks those who ought to be switching careers now who instead stay in a dying field.

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Nov 15, 2006

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LargeHadron posted:

Took me a minute to notice the capo

I didn't know what a capo was, but after googling, I think the slider thing on the guitar means his left hand is doing jack diddly up there, yeah? Are there simple songs that allow you to only play "open" strings with the capo there and no fingering, or does this mean he's just doing air guitar with a prop?

BrianBoitano
Nov 15, 2006

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no, like this:


http://i.imgur.com/CnFfyoz.mp4

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Nov 15, 2006

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Hyperlynx posted:

That one's all over pornhub, which is pretty much mainstream.

Targeted advertising

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Nov 15, 2006

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Losing your chill while SCUBA diving is a great way to loving die

Still not the worst thing that could have happened with that youtube title

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Nov 15, 2006

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I thought I was in the schadenfreude thread, and I was worried it would go much differently

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