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A Pack of Kobolds
Mar 23, 2007



Eldercain posted:

sweet tea is an all southerners thing, but most people my age do half sweet half unsweet when they get it because proper southern sweet tea will eject your pancreas from your body full strength

It is why southerners are fat and diabetic.

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pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

A Pack of Kobolds posted:

It is why southerners are fat and diabetic.

that and pathologic refusal to eat "rabbit food" ie anything that wasn't either fried in lard or served in a pool of butter.

Haifisch
Nov 12, 2010

Objection! I object! That was... objectionable!






Taco Defender

Old boomer men in particular love being proud of not eating vegetables. As if that somehow makes them manlier.

purple death ray
Jul 28, 2007

me omw 2 steal ur girl


Hey now greens are a staple of southern food, which is why they are fried in lard and/or drowned in butter

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012

I posted a 7 point defense of corporate wage theft because my brain is full of worms.

Haifisch posted:

Old boomer men in particular love being proud of not eating vegetables. As if that somehow makes them manlier.

listened to a guy describe his wife's dad as the kind of guy who died in his 60s from chronic heart failure because he would not stop eating lard fried biscuits every morning no matter how bad his health got because it's what his dad (who worked on a farm with backbreaking labor) did.

it's like they want to RP being hardscrabble dirt poor farmers who do Real Work despite living in relative luxury and not worrying about a bad harvest wiping out their income and losing their house to the bank.

Chomp8645
Sep 1, 2006

Vvardenfell awaits.



Haifisch posted:

Old boomer men in particular love being proud of not eating vegetables. As if that somehow makes them manlier.

The rugged manliness of *checks notes*... malnutrition and diabetes.

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011




Boomers cannot comprehend that if there's nothing you want to see on TV, you don't have to have it on. The mute button also confuses them greatly.

PipHelix
Nov 11, 2017




wesleywillis posted:

I've been crushing the poo poo out of Diet Dr. Pepper the last few months myself.

What is Diet DP? Double penetration with skinny dicks?

I lived in Korea, and one night out drinking the local coworkers made fun of another guy calling him jo-ka-ra and pointing at their crotch. I'm like, hahha guys funny joke, but I'm not about to jump on a dude I barely know and don't hate or anything. I assume it means little dick.

Years later on Rosetta Stone I learn it means 'chopstick' and yes I was that ugly of an American I lived in Korea without learning a basic rear end word like 'chopstick' and realized it meant "thindick", told my friends from back then and we were all blown away. It's such a great insult that barely exists in english.

rotinaj
Sep 4, 2008






Fun Shoe

PipHelix posted:

I lived in Korea, and one night out drinking the local coworkers made fun of another guy calling him jo-ka-ra and pointing at their crotch. I'm like, hahha guys funny joke, but I'm not about to jump on a dude I barely know and don't hate or anything. I assume it means little dick.

Years later on Rosetta Stone I learn it means 'chopstick' and yes I was that ugly of an American I lived in Korea without learning a basic rear end word like 'chopstick' and realized it meant "thindick", told my friends from back then and we were all blown away. It's such a great insult that barely exists in english.

you've never heard someone be called "needledick"?

Drimble Wedge
Mar 10, 2008

Self-contained


I first heard it as "needledick bugfucker".

Robo Reagan
Feb 12, 2012



Drimble Wedge posted:

I first heard it as "needledick bugfucker".

dont doxx me

Greader
Oct 11, 2012


Boomers love faxes. And especially sending those to entirely the wrong number, usually the actual phone number of a business rather than the fax number itself. It is especially fun when not all fax machines are created equal, as while most have immediatly the tell tale "beep" of someone not understanding that different phone numbers for different services exist, you get the occasional really annoying ones, like the one that is silent for just long enough for you to do your introduction, have a second or two of awkward silence, followed by a loud "BEEEEP" that almost feels like intentional trolling.

And even if you then send the fax call to an actual fax machine, it does not mean that this satisfies the boomer as they may decide that the number it got sent to is wrong, so of course they try to send it again... to the telephone number you are on

My personal favorite was someone doing this a tlike 4AM, trying it every couple minutes for half an hour straight. I dunno what can bring a person to try and send a fax at 4AM, try to send it repeatedly when something did not seem right on their end, and never bother to check if they got the right number throughout the several attempts it takes

Collateral Damage
Jun 13, 2009



Greader posted:

My personal favorite was someone doing this a tlike 4AM, trying it every couple minutes for half an hour straight. I dunno what can bring a person to try and send a fax at 4AM, try to send it repeatedly when something did not seem right on their end, and never bother to check if they got the right number throughout the several attempts it takes
That's because they're not there. They put the paper in the fax, punched in the number and walked away. All fax machines auto-redial and since fax machines are the spawn of a deranged mind with a seething hatred for all of humanity they don't distinguish between "line busy" and "line picked up but no handshake received" and will keep retrying. Most stop retrying after a timeout, but some don't stop until manually canceled. Some especially satanic fax machines don't make it easy to cancel a job either, forcing you to go into a convoluted set of menus to bring up a job list where you can cancel the fax.

Somewhat related thing that boomers hate: Not having a printer within arm's reach. The idea of a large, high-capacity multifunction color laser printer placed in a conveniently central location in the office that they have to walk all of 5 meters to is apparently a grave insult to their self-determined importance. Clearly their second-assistant job involves so much "confidential" material that has to be printed that they must have a personal printer on their desk.

Pretty good
Apr 16, 2007





Boomers love having printers at home, so they can print stuff off of the computer

Antigravitas
Dec 8, 2019

Outside Context Problem


Pretty good posted:

Boomers love having printers at home, so they can print stuff off of the computer

"Internetausdrucker" is a German insult by the way. It's someone who prints the Internet.

My mother told me tales of a colleague who would insist on printing all their emails, even the spam, and filing them in ring binders. Same with web pages.

LabyaMynora
Jun 18, 2000

I am a ghost


Grimey Drawer

Collateral Damage posted:

Somewhat related thing that boomers hate: Not having a printer within arm's reach. The idea of a large, high-capacity multifunction color laser printer placed in a conveniently central location in the office that they have to walk all of 5 meters to is apparently a grave insult to their self-determined importance. Clearly their second-assistant job involves so much "confidential" material that has to be printed that they must have a personal printer on their desk.

You just described a co-worker and I had no idea this was a thing beyond her.

When I was new, I thought the printer on her desk was the only printer for our department, so I asked her about how to access it, and she was like, "No, this printer is mine," and how it's not on the network, she was hardwired to it.

Now, you'd think that her describing a printer as "mine," meant it was literally hers, like she brought it from home. Nope! It's a company printer. Somehow, she got it away from IT and onto her desk and was able to make it so that only she used it.

Collateral Damage
Jun 13, 2009



Every office job I've worked has had at least one but usually several people who either considers it below them to share a printer or are simply too lazy to get out of their chair and walk ten steps to the shared printer.

All of them would try to pull the "I print a lot of confidential stuff" card when told they can't have a personal printer.

Azuth0667
Sep 20, 2011

By the word of Zoroaster, no business decision is poor when it involves Ahura Mazda.


Where does tonic or club soda fall on the bad carbonated drinks spectrum?

PipHelix
Nov 11, 2017




rotinaj posted:

you've never heard someone be called "needledick"?

Honestly I might have forgotten it, but I can't say I have. Another good one.

This is like when two Russian guys on a train called me 'pussyf*ggot' for drinking beer instead of vodka with them. There' something awesome about learning a new swear after 30. It happens so rare.

Iron Crowned
May 6, 2003


Yams Fan

Azuth0667 posted:

Where does tonic or club soda fall on the bad carbonated drinks spectrum?

Nowhere, you're not supposed to just drink strait tonic or club soda dummy

bob dobbs is dead
Oct 8, 2017

bob dobbs will one day live again


Nap Ghost

PipHelix posted:

Honestly I might have forgotten it, but I can't say I have. Another good one.

This is like when two Russian guys on a train called me 'pussyf*ggot' for drinking beer instead of vodka with them. There' something awesome about learning a new swear after 30. It happens so rare.

best part of learning new languages

Ocean Book
Sep 27, 2010

- hi

here’s a tip for everyone posting about drinking pop - the next time you go to a store and want to buy pop, instead dont buy it

A White Guy
Dec 19, 2012

Never fear!
Japan is here!


bob dobbs is dead posted:

best part of learning new languages

Legit, I learned so many new and fascinating ways to expel vitrol in Spanish that are still just as good in English, if not quite as good. Have you ever called some an aborted fetus? Or told them to go the house of dick?Or told them that you're going to poo poo in their mothers mouth?

English is just so limiting sometimes

Ocean Book posted:

here’s a tip for everyone posting about drinking pop - the next time you go to a store and want to buy pop, instead dont buy it

You must be from the Midwest. Though, it did always throw me for a loop that in the Deep South, every soda is a coke even if its a Pepsi.

Shifty Pony
Dec 28, 2004

Up ta somethin'




College Slice

Collateral Damage posted:

Every office job I've worked has had at least one but usually several people who either considers it below them to share a printer or are simply too lazy to get out of their chair and walk ten steps to the shared printer.

All of them would try to pull the "I print a lot of confidential stuff" card when told they can't have a personal printer.

That's why big multifunctions have confidential/password-hold printing options.


Not to use them, because nobody does, but to cut through the "Jim says he can't have someone steal his all-important documents!!!" whine when the salesperson pitches a business on the idea of replacing their personal printers with central ones.

Unperson_47
Oct 14, 2007





Those people who insist on their own printers are printing porn.

Eldercain
Jun 14, 2007

I'm pretty creeped out


Unperson_47 posted:

Those people who insist on their own printers are printing porn.

the circle of life: a forest creates porn, and the porn goes back to the forest

never understood how giving tree was for kids considering

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Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


Eldercain posted:

the circle of life: a forest creates porn, and the porn goes back to the forest

never understood how giving tree was for kids considering

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