Random non sequitur posts catch-all thread

That's f*cking fantastic.

You are my favorite person ever.

And buried in the comments -- an interesting article about mixing Call Me Maybe.

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Miashara wrote:

Let's say you had one wish. And it couldn't be anything significant. No world peace, million dollars, true love, etc. It had to be trivial.

It's like someone read my mind...

Phishposer wrote:

That's f*cking fantastic.

Hear hear!!

I am sending that link to everyone ever to share the mashup goodness.

Everyone's heard the phrase "the vultures are circling," but I'm guessing not many people wake up to find 4 vultures in their backyard.

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Haven't found out what's back there yet, probably a squirrel or opossum. Two of the turkey vultures fought on the ground over it for a bit, then one nibbled while the other stood nearby. Two more vultures were waiting in the trees.

I have no words for how awesome that is.

Katy wrote:

And buried in the comments -- an interesting article about mixing Call Me Maybe.

And that's fascinating. I always liked 'Call Me Maybe' and I could never put my finger on why. I think I know now.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Haven't found out what's back there yet, probably a squirrel or opossum. Two of the turkey vultures fought on the ground over it for a bit, then one nibbled while the other stood nearby. Two more vultures were waiting in the trees.

I'm not sure what it was, but it sure wasn't a squirrel. I'd say adult possum based on size, but all that was left was bones, gristle, and a rat-like tail.

Counted your cats?

Yeah, hehe, they also don't have rat-like tails.

They're ratty on the inside.

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Any cat that ugly deserves to be eaten by vultures.

Ze Sex Life of Videogames :

In French but has english subtitles too.

I don't remember why I made this, but it seems a good time to blow the dust off.

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I've been listening to a lot of Lana Del Rey recently. I can't decide if I actually like her music though.

I don't know how to explain this, but there's a big area for cardio machines in my gym - 2 rows of bikes, a row of escalators, 2 rows of ellipticals, a row of whatever the hell it is for ab work, and 2 rows of 8 treadmills.

Treadmills are arranged like this:
X X X X X X X 1
X X X X X X X X

I pick 1 because I don't like people randomly sweating next to me. Today it's the third time(in less than a month) someone ups and starts running right next to me, this time a sort of mature lady. For about 40 minutes, before she finished or got tired or whatever.

Look, there's 15 empty machines, they all have TV's and stuff, WHY are you getting on the one next to me? I don't use the urinal next to a guy if there's more available, and if there's a row of empty seats at the movies I don't sit next to the only other person there. WHYYYYYY I'M GOING TO GO CRAZY

edit: I guess I should go to the park instead of using the treadmills

That's the worst on public transport, when someone decides to sit next to you on an otherwise empty bus and decides to have a chat. Particularly when you have headphones in and it's pretty clear you don't want a conversation with a complete stranger.

That's when you give them Ol'

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Man. You guys are cold. Or I may have personal space abnormalities. One of the two.

Make an out of order sign and put it on the machine next to you. Take it when you are done.

Redwing wrote:

That's the worst on public transport, when someone decides to sit next to you on an otherwise empty bus and decides to have a chat. Particularly when you have headphones in and it's pretty clear you don't want a conversation with a complete stranger.

Not to mention when they smell like they havn't bathed in a month and want to tell you about their own family...

Yeah, that was a long bus ride. Wish I did have earphones with me at time.

Take a dump on the machines next to you. Then no one will use them.

Edwin wrote:

Make an out of order sign and put it on the machine next to you. Take it when you are done.

Genius!

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Take a dump on the machines next to you. Then no one will use them.

Errr... Less genius...

Mantid wrote:
Redwing wrote:

That's the worst on public transport, when someone decides to sit next to you on an otherwise empty bus and decides to have a chat. Particularly when you have headphones in and it's pretty clear you don't want a conversation with a complete stranger.

Not to mention when they smell like they havn't bathed in a month and want to tell you about their own family...

Yeah, that was a long bus ride. Wish I did have earphones with me at time.

I had an eight hour bus ride like that once. I had my headphones in when she sat down. As we travelled, I heard things like "Do you like cheese? I like cheese." and "I had a kitten once but my Daddy drownded it." in that pause between songs. My favourite was her comment on the book I was reading about Scottish history: "England and Scotland, I don't understand why they couldn't just get along!"

She asked for my number so we could be friends, and because "You remind me of this guy I once I knew." Really? I'm female, and unless the guy you used to know actively ignored you on a long bus ride, and frequently wanted to stash you with the luggage so he could get a little peace and quiet, I'm sure there is absolutely no resemblance between us.

Not that I said that. I just politely declined and went on my merry way.

I actually find the whole thing sort of funny now, but at the time...ugh. Going to see my family is trying at the best of times, seeing them after a bus ride of non-stop nonsense from my seat mate did not make for a relaxing ride during which to psyche myself up for a week of family-based psychological asshattery.

I probably won't be buying any Corsair HID hardware again any time soon. Great hardware design. sh*tty software. All kinds of problems keeping it working.

Their cases are awesome though; at least the one I have. Since the racking is standard, I assume their other cases are equally awesome.

Mex wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:

Take a dump on the machines next to you. Then no one will use them.

Errr... Less genius...

Work with what you have. You won't always have paper. And the stigma of a "sh*tty treadmill" will never go away.

Muse Panic Station - Does anyone else hear Michael Jackson's Thriller in that song?

Ghostship wrote:

Muse Panic Station - Does anyone else hear Michael Jackson's Thriller in that song?

I haven't, but I'll have to listen to it again with that in mind.
I do hear Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up in their Endlessly though.

Muse wrote:

But I won't give you up
I won't let you down
And I won't leave you falling
If the moment ever comes

Rick Astley wrote:

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you

LarryC wrote:

Man. You guys are cold. Or I may have personal space abnormalities. One of the two.

Part of that is cultural. I'm not sure what population density and personal space expectations are in the Philippines, but when my wife's Chinese friend was visiting, it was remarkable how he and his family would automatically go where there were other people. My wife took him to a huge park with lots of open picnic tables, and he went to sit at the one that was already occupied by another family. If you were having a conversation with him, he'd want to be close enough that you were or nearly were touching. He would totally have been the guy at the gym who took the treadmill next to Mex.

In North America, there's so much goddamn space that our personal space bubbles are HUGE.