Random non sequitur posts catch-all thread

misplacedbravado wrote:

I just answered an "out of area" phone call and had the following conversation:

Me: Hello?
Heavily-accented voice: Hello, ma'am! I'm calling about your Windows computer!
Me: Oh, I've heard about this scam! How exciting -- this is the one where you tell me my computer has viruses and I need to pay lots of money to fix it, right?
HAV: brief silence, (click)

In retrospect, maybe I should have strung the guy along for a while instead.

Haha, I've had one like this.

Me: Hello?
Jerk: Hello, I'm calling on behalf of your bank, we've seen some suspicious activity on your account.
Me: And what bank is that?
Jerk: We represent a lot of banks.
Me: So which bank are you calling for now?
*end call*

McIrishJihad wrote:

But I did love the couple of hotlaps I got around New Hampshire International Motor Speedway's road course is a race-prepped Lotus Exige :D

Not helping, sir. Not helping.

How did RPS, a site that prides itself on interesting articles for the perhaps slightly more intellectual reader, end up with such an amazing cesspit of a forum? I end up regretting clicking on it every time.

Curry on my wayward son, there'll be rice when you are done.

kyrieee wrote:

How did RPS, a site that prides itself on interesting articles for the perhaps slightly more intellectual reader, end up with such an amazing cesspit of a forum? I end up regretting clicking on it every time.

Eh, you can't really blame RPS. That's like blaming the host of a party that a few guests turn out to be a**holes.

Strangeblades wrote:

Eh, you can't really blame RPS. That's like blaming the host of a party that a few guests turn out to be a**holes.

If that were the case, GWJ would be like every other forum on the Internet. And since we are clearly superior...

(Speaking of which, nobody's been fired in a while. Are we overdue?)

Screw you, Katy!

Off with his head!

LiquidMantis wrote:

Screw you, Katy!

(This is where I escalate things...)

You ride funny looking bicycles!

(Did I do that right?)

Or maybe we've all been fired, and we're actually in GWJ Hell? (I.e. the unemployment line with only Atari Lynxes to occupy our time?)

And 3DOs with Jaguar controllers.

kyrieee wrote:

How did RPS, a site that prides itself on interesting articles for the perhaps slightly more intellectual reader, end up with such an amazing cesspit of a forum? I end up regretting clicking on it every time.

Because intelligent people can be nasty in creative and intelligent ways.

MrDeVil909 wrote:
kyrieee wrote:

How did RPS, a site that prides itself on interesting articles for the perhaps slightly more intellectual reader, end up with such an amazing cesspit of a forum? I end up regretting clicking on it every time.

Because intelligent people can be nasty in creative and intelligent ways.

Sure, but how do you account for RPS posters?

Katy wrote:
Strangeblades wrote:

Eh, you can't really blame RPS. That's like blaming the host of a party that a few guests turn out to be a**holes.

If that were the case, GWJ would be like every other forum on the Internet. And since we are clearly superior...

(Speaking of which, nobody's been fired in a while. Are we overdue?)

"Screw you Katy?" Wow. Tough crowd. Goodnite folks! Enjoy the spinach casserole!

Seriously, when you run a news/media site and you purport to support values like free speech and what-not you gotta allow people their say. That said you should totally ban those d*ckheads who use the word irregardless.

MrDeVil909 wrote:
kyrieee wrote:

How did RPS, a site that prides itself on interesting articles for the perhaps slightly more intellectual reader, end up with such an amazing cesspit of a forum? I end up regretting clicking on it every time.

Because intelligent people can be nasty in creative and intelligent ways.

I end up regretting clicking on most threads in the P&C forums on this very site.

Katy wrote:

You ride funny looking bicycles!

I don't ride them. I dominate from on top of them, thank you very much.

Jonman wrote:
Katy wrote:

You ride funny looking bicycles!

I don't ride them. I dominate from on top of them, thank you very much. :)

Wow. I like this thread.

I think my job is making me depressed. The problem is - I make quite a bit of money, and I don't know if I can make the same elsewhere. #FWP, I know, but I am not sure I can live like this for much longer.

SallyNasty wrote:

I think my job is making me depressed. The problem is - I make quite a bit of money, and I don't know if I can make the same elsewhere. #FWP, I know, but I am not sure I can live like this for much longer.

I have this exact same problem. I've got a final interview for a new job next week. I think I'll generally be happier there but I don't know if I'll get be able to make the same amount of money and I'll have to work a fair amount more hours. Sigh..

SallyNasty wrote:

I think my job is making me depressed. The problem is - I make quite a bit of money, and I don't know if I can make the same elsewhere. #FWP, I know, but I am not sure I can live like this for much longer.

What's that, you say? You want to move to Nashville?

Spoiler:

Plus, Pillsbury (etc. etc.) Law just moved their headquarters to Nashville, so you can even bring the wife!

Blue herons sound like pterodactyls.

SallyNasty wrote:

I think my job is making me depressed. The problem is - I make quite a bit of money, and I don't know if I can make the same elsewhere. #FWP, I know, but I am not sure I can live like this for much longer.

Yup. I need to get my ass in gear and find me some new work. Thankfully, I work for a big enough company that I can probably find something without jumping ship.

Wrong thread.

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SixteenBlue wrote:
SallyNasty wrote:

I think my job is making me depressed. The problem is - I make quite a bit of money, and I don't know if I can make the same elsewhere. #FWP, I know, but I am not sure I can live like this for much longer.

I have this exact same problem. I've got a final interview for a new job next week. I think I'll generally be happier there but I don't know if I'll get be able to make the same amount of money and I'll have to work a fair amount more hours. Sigh..

You know you can't resist Austin.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
SixteenBlue wrote:
SallyNasty wrote:

I think my job is making me depressed. The problem is - I make quite a bit of money, and I don't know if I can make the same elsewhere. #FWP, I know, but I am not sure I can live like this for much longer.

I have this exact same problem. I've got a final interview for a new job next week. I think I'll generally be happier there but I don't know if I'll get be able to make the same amount of money and I'll have to work a fair amount more hours. Sigh..

You know you can't resist Austin.

What's the point in moving from one goodjer compound to the other, though? Austin is just a smaller, drier, hotter, more West-Berlin-like Seattle Portland anyway.

clover wrote:
Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
SixteenBlue wrote:
SallyNasty wrote:

I think my job is making me depressed. The problem is - I make quite a bit of money, and I don't know if I can make the same elsewhere. #FWP, I know, but I am not sure I can live like this for much longer.

I have this exact same problem. I've got a final interview for a new job next week. I think I'll generally be happier there but I don't know if I'll get be able to make the same amount of money and I'll have to work a fair amount more hours. Sigh..

You know you can't resist Austin.

What's the point in moving from one goodjer compound to the other, though? Austin is just a smaller, drier, hotter, more West-Berlin-like Seattle Portland anyway.

Well, we're hiring in Kirkland, too. But we have less hipsters here. Not much less, but less.

I live in Kirkland. We're definitely hipster-deficient compared to Seattle proper.

Strangeblades wrote:

That said you should totally ban those d*ckheads who use the word irregardless.

Yes! Ban all the people who use that word. And the word "moist" - that is a gross word.

Irregardless makes me moist.

LiquidMantis wrote:

Irregardless makes me moist.

You, sir, are evil.

And now I must go take a shower with gasoline and fire.