Random thing you love right now that doesn't deserve its own thread

This reminds me of my walk with my dog last night. We walk by this fenced in yard with two Corgis. One barking his head off at the fence while the obviously wiser one is somewhere in the middle of the yard, not drawing attention to himself. My 100-lb moose of a puppy eagerly wanted to play with the noisy one. I've seen what he does to stuffed toys (and couches). I pulled him away before he got too excited.

Nevin73 wrote:

This reminds me of my walk with my dog last night. We walk by this fenced in yard with two Corgis. One barking his head off at the fence while the obviously wiser one is somewhere in the middle of the yard, not drawing attention to himself. My 100-lb moose of a puppy eagerly wanted to play with the noisy one. I've seen what he does to stuffed toys (and couches). I pulled him away before he got too excited.

When we had a dog he (all 12 lbs of him) liked to play with his bestest friend in the world, a 70-odd pound burnese mountain dog. It was funny as all hell, even when the BMD accidentally used my dog as a skateboard on pavement once.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
Parallax Abstraction wrote:

So I'm in a real bad mood this afternoon due to work crap. But while I was researching a router to buy for a client, I discovered a local reseller started carrying this brand called JCG. So I went to their web site. And their about page. Watch that video and laugh hysterically. It's like someone made a 10 minute live action SNK game intro.

You promised me a ten minute video. It's 10:26. You have absolutely no respect for my time!

Not true; he said it was like someone made a 10min video. The way it was like that was being close to 10 minutes. RTFM, n00b.

Spending real time with one of my best friends again for the first time in over a decade.

Atras wrote:
DeThroned wrote:

As for the chair, according to the intarwebz I will have an extra $8,500 a year in disposible income. Does it have to be a chair? No. Does it have to be a really nice chair? Most definitely!

Sounds like you should buy yourself a Sultan and have the Atlanta group over for some games.

We have an Atlanta group? That will be awesome to be a part of! Looks like I will be living in Woodstock, I should have the application in and approved within a few days. So who is part of this elite crew?

Think this video was narrated by the same guy

also the text at 18 seconds into the JCG video:
IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/TYfOSQS.jpg)

Chairman_Mao wrote:

Think this video was narrated by the same guy

also the text at 18 seconds into the JCG video:
IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/TYfOSQS.jpg)

I am now on a quest to find every video this production company has made.

Received a job offer last night, and signed it today! Woohoo!

The phone on my office desk just started ringing, with the caller ID saying "Jennifer Dicks". I couldn't stop my inner teenager from guffawing at the name as I picked it up.

I'm kind of glad that she'd already hung up by the time the receiver got to my ear :

Jonman wrote:

The phone on my office desk just started ringing, with the caller ID saying "Jennifer Dicks". I couldn't stop my inner teenager from guffawing at the name as I picked it up.

I'm kind of glad that she'd already hung up by the time the receiver got to my ear :

I'll admit that I giggled a little inside when Rev posted his email for Paypal in his thread and it was a cox.net.

Demosthenes wrote:
Jonman wrote:

The phone on my office desk just started ringing, with the caller ID saying "Jennifer Dicks". I couldn't stop my inner teenager from guffawing at the name as I picked it up.

I'm kind of glad that she'd already hung up by the time the receiver got to my ear :

I'll admit that I giggled a little inside when Rev posted his email for Paypal in his thread and it was a cox.net.

Same here. Meant to mention it in the note.

Just got a call from a telemarketer saying they'd been alerted that my car warranty had expired. I said "You mean the 10-year, 100,000 mile warranty that doesn't expire until 2019?"

I can't figure out why she hung up so suddenly.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
Demosthenes wrote:
Jonman wrote:

The phone on my office desk just started ringing, with the caller ID saying "Jennifer Dicks". I couldn't stop my inner teenager from guffawing at the name as I picked it up.

I'm kind of glad that she'd already hung up by the time the receiver got to my ear :

I'll admit that I giggled a little inside when Rev posted his email for Paypal in his thread and it was a cox.net.

Same here. Meant to mention it in the note.

Just got a call from a telemarketer saying they'd been alerted that my car warranty had expired. I said "You mean the 10-year, 100,000 mile warranty that doesn't expire until 2019?"

I can't figure out why she hung up so suddenly.

Amateur. If she was good at her job she'd have convinced you it is 2019.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

Just got a call from a telemarketer saying they'd been alerted that my car warranty had expired. I said "You mean the 10-year, 100,000 mile warranty that doesn't expire until 2019?"

I can't figure out why she hung up so suddenly.

Great, now they'll just make a note to call you back in 2019.

I've gotten that one, too. I said, "You mean you're going to put a warranty on my 1996 Dodge Stratus with 185,000 miles on it?"

He said he must have a wrong number, apologized quite politely and hung up.

momgamer wrote:

I've gotten that one, too. I said, "You mean you're going to put a warranty on my 1996 Dodge Stratus with 185,000 miles on it?"

He said he must have a wrong number, apologized quite politely and hung up. ;)

IMAGE(http://twentieshacker.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/stratus.jpg)
I DRIVE A DODGE STRATUS!

Is it truly antiquated, and was it owned by a construction worker who beat the crap out of it before you got it? Though that part probably belongs in the loathe thread.

You'll have to ask Will Ferrel, it was his quote.

The guy who sits next to me at work asks if they'll cover his 1985 DeLorean, then starts talking about Libyans when they say they won't cover vehicles over 10 years old.

So I'm now saving $600 a year because I switched car insurance providers. So yay.

I was with the other company for 25 years. And my rates just kept going up over the last 5 years or so (despite an increase in age and decrease in traffic violations and no accidents). The most recent increase is what motivated me to get off my ass to switch. Part of me understands that they raise the rates on established customers because there is an elasticity to what people will put up with and they want more money. But another part of me is pissed that companies treat long-time customers like suckers and essentially disincentivize remaining a loyal customer.

Nevin73 wrote:

So I'm now saving $600 a year because I switched car insurance providers. So yay.

I was with the other company for 25 years. And my rates just kept going up over the last 5 years or so (despite an increase in age and decrease in traffic violations and no accidents). The most recent increase is what motivated me to get off my ass to switch. Part of me understands that they raise the rates on established customers because there is an elasticity to what people will put up with and they want more money. But another part of me is pissed that companies treat long-time customers like suckers and essentially disincentivize remaining a loyal customer.

Yup. I'm a couple of weeks away from going shopping for a new insurance provider.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

The guy who sits next to me at work asks if they'll cover his 1985 DeLorean, then starts talking about Libyans when they say they won't cover vehicles over 10 years old.

That's a weird coincidence - I've started seeing one parked at my apartment complex recently. It's not like there's a lot of those running around. I'm curious where you work.

Tanglebones wrote:
Nevin73 wrote:

So I'm now saving $600 a year because I switched car insurance providers. So yay.

I was with the other company for 25 years. And my rates just kept going up over the last 5 years or so (despite an increase in age and decrease in traffic violations and no accidents). The most recent increase is what motivated me to get off my ass to switch. Part of me understands that they raise the rates on established customers because there is an elasticity to what people will put up with and they want more money. But another part of me is pissed that companies treat long-time customers like suckers and essentially disincentivize remaining a loyal customer.

Yup. I'm a couple of weeks away from going shopping for a new insurance provider.

Same I even like my agent but I could almost certainly be saving money elsewhere.

momgamer wrote:
Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

The guy who sits next to me at work asks if they'll cover his 1985 DeLorean, then starts talking about Libyans when they say they won't cover vehicles over 10 years old.

That's a weird coincidence - I've started seeing one parked at my apartment complex recently. It's not like there's a lot of those running around. I'm curious where you work. ;)

There's a DeLorean that drives around Toledo, OH. I see it downtown periodically.

I'm thinking restoring them became a "thing" at some point.

oilypenguin wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
Nevin73 wrote:

So I'm now saving $600 a year because I switched car insurance providers. So yay.

I was with the other company for 25 years. And my rates just kept going up over the last 5 years or so (despite an increase in age and decrease in traffic violations and no accidents). The most recent increase is what motivated me to get off my ass to switch. Part of me understands that they raise the rates on established customers because there is an elasticity to what people will put up with and they want more money. But another part of me is pissed that companies treat long-time customers like suckers and essentially disincentivize remaining a loyal customer.

Yup. I'm a couple of weeks away from going shopping for a new insurance provider.

Same I even like my agent but I could almost certainly be saving money elsewhere.

You guys make me love USAA, who I've been insured with since I started driving.

Last credit card is paid off.

Car might be paid off too, not sure—we'll see if there's a withdrawal next week or not.

The only outstanding debt left still being paid is student loans, but that's not so much debt as a natural part of life, like breathing.

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A good 15 years ago, I knew a guy who owned a DeLorean. It was a money sink; in particular, I remember him having to tow it from Austin to Houston to the closest shop that had the expensive parts the thing needed.

Several years after that, I saw one in a parking lot in Ann Arbor with a "for sale" sign on it, shook my head, and kept going.

momgamer wrote:
Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

The guy who sits next to me at work asks if they'll cover his 1985 DeLorean, then starts talking about Libyans when they say they won't cover vehicles over 10 years old.

That's a weird coincidence - I've started seeing one parked at my apartment complex recently. It's not like there's a lot of those running around. I'm curious where you work. ;)

He doesn't actually have one, he just likes to screw with telemarketers.

I had the BEST telemarketer interaction yesterday.

We were leaving the house to pick up my wife from work, and the phone rang. I picked it up, because it could have been her letting me know of a delay.

Long story short, it hangs up as soon as I get it. Making our way to the door again, it rings again.

sh*t, could be her, let's get it again. Last thing I want is two tired kids telling me how bored they are waiting for mummy in the car.

"Hi, my name is Angela from generic annoying company, apologies for just hanging up on you a moment ago"

I jump in before she can go any further with her pre-prepared speech.

"No problems, allow me to return the favour"

*click*

Didn't stop smiling for the rest of the afternoon.

Jimi Hendrix is getting a US postal stamp!