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Re: Passing ponderments

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Re: Passing ponderments

Postby doogly » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:29 am UTC

oh no
oh no no no
they have shampoos for this
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Re: Passing ponderments

Postby Neil_Boekend » Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:00 am UTC

I don't know. I have done weirder things.
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Postby doogly » Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:20 pm UTC

While I do not doubt this, I will add that the main issue is not so much the weirdness as it is the glitter getting all up in there.

Something like stringing through a little tinsel garland, that's probably even more festively appropriate, and won't be absolutely horrid.
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doogly wrote:While I do not doubt this, I will add that the main issue is not so much the weirdness as it is the glitter getting all up in there.

Something like stringing through a little tinsel garland, that's probably even more festively appropriate, and won't be absolutely horrid.
You might as well add lights and baubles, then. Which would be awesome as fuck, for what it's worth.

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Postby doogly » Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:10 pm UTC

The whole business seems as undignified as decorating a cat though.
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Postby poxic » Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:28 pm UTC

Every time I see that, I get envious of that person's chilled-out cat. Mine will barely hold still for stuff only if she knows she's getting kitty junk food (Temptations) immediately afterward. (Dunno what they put in those things, but she'd kill me in my sleep if she thought it would mean having bowlfuls of that all day.)
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Re: Passing ponderments

Postby doogly » Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:20 pm UTC

I really wish I kept an emergency floss at work. The roast beef between my teeth is going to drive me insane.
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Re: Passing ponderments

Postby Yakk » Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:39 pm UTC

Get a pair of scissors. Cut some hair. Braid it.
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Re: Passing ponderments

Postby Sableagle » Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:34 am UTC

If your budget can stretch to it, I'd suggest getting a pressure-washer instead. They're really much more effective than dental floss.

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Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:01 am UTC

doogly wrote:I really wish I kept an emergency floss at work. The roast beef between my teeth is going to drive me insane.

Request the strongest co-worker to knock out your teeth. Once you have them in your hands removing the roast beef is much easier.
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Postby Fractal_Tangent » Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:53 pm UTC

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Postby You, sir, name? » Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:59 pm UTC

Just came home from work, and I won't be going back for something like 370 days! Leave of absence is ON!

Feels really weird. Like I'm off-roading in life. ... weird but incredibly liberating.
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/me is envious
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Re: Passing ponderments

Postby Clix » Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:32 pm UTC

Not wanting to put this in the original thread, as they're not as serious as the very serious group, but they are somewhat, I'll put it here.
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Re: Passing ponderments

Postby Dason » Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:32 am UTC

I'm a little tipsy. And since I took this out of my bookmarks a while ago I couldn't remember what it was called. Then I realized that this thread changes names almost every time I check in on it. Anywho... It's Always Sunny Season 10 was added to Netflix and I'm really enjoying this season. "Charlie Work" is up there with "The Nightman Cometh" in terms of my favorite episodes so far.
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Re: Passing ponderments

Postby Sableagle » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:39 pm UTC

Over the years I've been feeding birds, I've had a few that came quite close, especially when I was putting out breakfast and especially in breeding season when they were trying to feed chicks. Robins are pretty bold about looking where you've been digging, but it's the blackbirds that seem best at learning who feeds them and when. One here was getting closer this year than in previous years (they can live 20) and I was thinking maybe if he had a brood to feed I could coax him to my hand with mealworms once the afternoons got lighter.

This Monday morning he was hit and killed by a car.
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Re: Passing ponderments

Postby Sableagle » Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:19 pm UTC

If you're playing table tennis and you hit a shot with such vicious backspin that the ball barely clears the net, bounces on your opponent's side of the table and comes back over the net to your side without your opponent ever touching it, do you win or lose that point?
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Postby Carlington » Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:30 pm UTC

I've always played that you would win that point. Assuming it does actually clear the net without touching it, that is.
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Postby FierceContinent » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:36 pm UTC

Sableagle wrote:Over the years I've been feeding birds, I've had a few that came quite close, especially when I was putting out breakfast and especially in breeding season when they were trying to feed chicks. Robins are pretty bold about looking where you've been digging, but it's the blackbirds that seem best at learning who feeds them and when. One here was getting closer this year than in previous years (they can live 20) and I was thinking maybe if he had a brood to feed I could coax him to my hand with mealworms once the afternoons got lighter.

This Monday morning he was hit and killed by a car.


Well, that sucks. :(
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Postby The EGE » Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:27 pm UTC

Carlington wrote:I've always played that you would win that point. Assuming it does actually clear the net without touching it, that is.


In regular tennis, that is a valid way to win the point (even if it does touch the net). On outdoor courts when wind is a factor, it's actually reasonably possible to do. I managed too pull it off once as a pretty unskilled high school player.
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Postby Sombrero Cat » Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:55 pm UTC

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Fighting over amount of fruit picked per day. Farmer wins but can't kill the migrant worker. If I kill him, who is going to pick my fruit? Not part of our deal! Q Tina jumping into the arena and killing the migrant. Wearing post apocalyptic porcupine shirt. Break a deal face the wheel! Q trump "master of the deal". Pick your own punishment. Farmer pleading, who would I get to pick my fields? I didn't think it through!!! Master and Tina slowly pan to African American on dome. African gives a displeased expression. They pan to American Indian, same expression...

Here is the translation for Trumps expression. I can't belive I have to stand next to this crazy stupid bitch for the primaries. Thank god I won't have to pander to them in the general election. This is so painful.

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Postby You, sir, name? » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:21 am UTC

Fell asleep watching The Wire last night.

Dreamed I was a junkie.
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Sombrero Cat wrote:http://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/food-drink/cheese-triggers-the-same-part-of-brain-as-hard-drugs-study-finds-a6707011.html


I guess us Wisconsinites are pretty hardcore.
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Postby You, sir, name? » Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:37 pm UTC

I slept 14 hours last night. This would be a normal thing, if I was a house cat.
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Re: Passing ponderments

Postby ivnja » Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:55 am UTC

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Sableagle wrote:If you're playing table tennis and you hit a shot with such vicious backspin that the ball barely clears the net, bounces on your opponent's side of the table and comes back over the net to your side without your opponent ever touching it, do you win or lose that point?
I've always played that you would win that point. Assuming it does actually clear the net without touching it, that is.
In regular tennis, that is a valid way to win the point (even if it does touch the net). On outdoor courts when wind is a factor, it's actually reasonably possible to do. I managed too pull it off once as a pretty unskilled high school player.

A video of this happening in a table tennis tournament made the rounds last spring - at the end, the umpire is flipping the card to award the point to the guy that hit the shot.
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Postby Sombrero Cat » Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:57 am UTC

Take it where you can get it. Some times you gotta recharge the batteries.

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Re: Passing ponderments

Postby Magnanimous » Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:04 am UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:I slept 14 hours last night. This would be a normal thing, if I was a house cat.

My record is 18.5 hours straight. There were drugs involved.

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Postby Sombrero Cat » Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:27 pm UTC

So, did you take drugs that made you sleep for 18+ hours, or were you looking into Crystal balls with the hells angels so long, your body said " dude, fuck you, I'm checking out"?

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Re: Passing ponderments

Postby Magnanimous » Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:19 am UTC

Mostly the first, though it wasn't supposed to be that long. When I woke up I looked like this.
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Re: Passing ponderments

Postby Sombrero Cat » Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:36 am UTC

Haha, I get that way too. Especially after long international flights with a layover. Gotta recharge the batteries.

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Re: Passing ponderments

Postby elminster » Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:17 pm UTC

I decided to accept every guest invite to conventions with my cosplay that I can, but it turns out that my costume is as ridiculously impractical to ship as it is to wear. Having to palletize a costume seems rather absurd to me.
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Postby SecondTalon » Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:39 pm UTC

Wear it everywhere, travel only by train?
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Re: Passing ponderments

Postby Yakk » Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:44 pm UTC

Why train?

I mean, it has *wings*.
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Postby SecondTalon » Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:56 pm UTC

'cause a pilot'll get weirded out with you sitting on the top of the plane, while a train engineer will likely not even notice that you're perched on the 8th car.

I never said be *inside* the thing.
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Re: Passing ponderments

Postby elminster » Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:42 pm UTC

Thankfully I'm not paying for the shipping, the conventions are, but when the shipping costs more than everything else combined, they're a little more hesitant. So far it's 4 international locations, 2 must go by Air, which turns out to be really fking expensive (£2k+ round trip). Not sure train/plane operators would be happy with me wearing a costume wider than trains and smaller passenger airliners.

This is all pretty bizarre though, I never had any of this in mind. Tbh I wasn't tempted to not accept them (Mostly due to the challenge of shipping it) until I saw a cosplayer I knew (who's more dedicated) doing a Q&A saying their goal/ambition is to get invited to events to cosplay internationally, then there's me sitting here already with offers thinking "Dunno if I can be bothered really". "Ungrateful" is the word that comes to mind.

Already half planned a new design as a commission piece, while taking shipping into account. Large electro-mechanical costumes are pretty damn hard to take everything into consideration, esp. the breadth of product design knowledge required. Also makes me realise how stupidly expensive it is to produce any one-off in the UK. 80-90% of cost being labour. Chinese prices are super hard to compete with.
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Postby SecondTalon » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:18 pm UTC

"As a serious reply, is the issue the weight, the size or the awkwardness of the shape? If the latter two, can it be disassembled/reassembled in a reasonable amount of time to make for easier shipping?" - he asks, knowing full well elminster has already thought of these things.
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