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peacocks
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« Reply #500 on: Aug 05, 2011, 12:00:52 AM »

I joined a community orchestra today! I haven't played in one since high school 8 years ago. 1st rehearsal is in 2 weeks and I can't wait to see how this turns out!
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Anne the Man
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« Reply #501 on: Aug 05, 2011, 12:29:49 AM »

Awesome, dude! What's your instrument?
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peacocks
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« Reply #502 on: Aug 05, 2011, 08:40:07 AM »

Clarinet or percussion, the guy said they could use a clarinet though (that sounds weird to me but I'll accept it) so I'll be playing that unless they can't find enough drummers.
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Nick Ink
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« Reply #503 on: Aug 05, 2011, 10:08:31 AM »

What is MMA?! Bare knuckle boxing?
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« Reply #504 on: Aug 05, 2011, 11:17:38 AM »

Mixed Martial Arts.  There's a lot more grappling than in boxing, so a bunch of people that get into it do a lot of Brazilian Jiujitsu, which is why there was all that stuff on the ground.
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« Reply #505 on: Aug 05, 2011, 11:48:59 AM »

Thanks - I didn't watch it, not my cup of tea.
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« Reply #506 on: Aug 08, 2011, 10:38:09 AM »

What is MMA?!

"Put up or shut up time for kickboxers versus Karate Kids versus Kung Fu Fighters versus Tae Kwon Do boys versus good old fashioned Marquess of Queensbury pugilists, dropping the gloves to go at it bare-knuckle."

-Brian Preston, Me, Chi & Bruce Lee
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« Reply #507 on: Aug 08, 2011, 02:06:36 PM »

When I was in pre-school, I was taught to tie my shoes by the 'bunny ears' method because my teacher couldn't figure out how to teach 'proper' tying to a left-handed person.

More than two decades later: Without even thinking about it, I have just now tied my shoes using the 'normal' method as if I'd been doing it all my life.  Midway through the second shoe I realized what I was doing and promptly wigged the fuck out.
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« Reply #508 on: Aug 08, 2011, 02:12:12 PM »

Oh hey I can't remember which thread it was where we had the longass gun derail, but check this out, Dick:



The thing on the right is a Noveske custom AR-15 with a 10.5" upper receiver. That's a whole lot of time, paperwork, and skrilla right there.

FIREPIG
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« Reply #509 on: Aug 08, 2011, 11:47:54 PM »

When I was in pre-school, I was taught to tie my shoes by the 'bunny ears' method because my teacher couldn't figure out how to teach 'proper' tying to a left-handed person.

More than two decades later: Without even thinking about it, I have just now tied my shoes using the 'normal' method as if I'd been doing it all my life.  Midway through the second shoe I realized what I was doing and promptly wigged the fuck out.

There are multiple ways to tie shoes? I didn't even know.
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coldforge
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« Reply #510 on: Aug 09, 2011, 12:14:48 AM »

I tie my shoes a fancy way that I learned from the internet. This will surprise no one.
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Little Sixes Little Nines
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« Reply #511 on: Aug 09, 2011, 05:57:13 AM »

same! this way!
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« Reply #512 on: Aug 09, 2011, 08:12:40 AM »

Why?
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davy
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« Reply #513 on: Aug 09, 2011, 08:25:55 AM »

Why?
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davy
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« Reply #514 on: Aug 09, 2011, 08:27:11 AM »

same! this way!

Actually, that's kind of cool.
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Good Intentions
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« Reply #515 on: Aug 09, 2011, 08:39:35 AM »

It's still exactly the same knot - an overhand, and an overhand on a double bight.
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milesofsparks
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« Reply #516 on: Aug 09, 2011, 01:10:44 PM »

bunny-ears bows are nice for ribbons on presents.

Google's Ngram Viewer is so interesting (it plots the relative frequency of words you input in their digital library)

http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/graph?content=doctor%2Clawyer%2Cengineer%2Carchitect&year_start=1800&year_end=2008&corpus=0&smoothing=3

http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/graph?content=love%2Cwar%2Cneutrality&year_start=1800&year_end=2008&corpus=0&smoothing=3



I don't know much about their sample set, but still--fascinating!  

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Nick Ink
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« Reply #517 on: Aug 17, 2011, 08:36:00 AM »

Is there a new random thread? Can't find one.

Anyway, just bringing up the old 6K here. :-)

That's about 1,000 a year, or 3 a day-ish.
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FreddyKnuckles
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« Reply #518 on: Aug 17, 2011, 09:11:27 AM »

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« Reply #519 on: Aug 17, 2011, 10:28:17 PM »

Congrats, Nick!
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Little Sixes Little Nines
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« Reply #520 on: Aug 18, 2011, 03:31:58 AM »

Look at me I know the names of knots.


time for a new throd! who's feeling creative?
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« Reply #521 on: Aug 18, 2011, 07:45:22 PM »

It's 80 degrees out, we are virtually surrounded by blue skies, and yet it is hailing. Strange weather.
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C of heartbreak
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« Reply #522 on: Aug 19, 2011, 03:14:34 AM »

The lady who wrote this book is on Coast to Coast AM tonight. One of the better guests he's had recently. She is really convincing!

Rather not make a new thread yet. There are currently 8888 topics. Cool.
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« Reply #523 on: Aug 25, 2011, 05:18:54 PM »

I am currently very much fascinated by how differently, even within the culturally and linguistically rather homogeneous cultural sphere of Germanic languages, we talk and think about blood relations. This realisation was triggered by coming across a reference to a "second cousin once removed" somewhere, which confused me, because I had heard both of "second cousins" and of "cousins once removed", but had always assumed, to the extent that I gave the matter any thought at all, that the two were actually synonyms. Wikipedia informed me that a "cousin once removed" is in fact the daughter or son of my first cousin (and the aforementioned second cousin once removed thus the son or daughter of my second cousin), which rather surprised me. As a German native speaker, I would think of the daughter of my cousin not as any kind of cousin at all, but rather as a niece - a niece of the second degree, to be precise. (In real life, I have never referred to my cousin's daughter as anything other than "my cousin's daughter" or "Nadine" - there is now also a "Lisa", but I've never met her and therefore haven't talked about her a whole lot - but if I was pressed to choose a label for her, it would definitely be a variation of the word "niece", not of the word "cousin".) This, in turn, reminded me of the peculiar fact that the Dutch language knows no distinction between the term "nephew" and the term "cousin", which I've always found a bit flabbergasting considering that the relationship between cousins tends to be of a rather different nature than that between uncle and nephew, for most people. (At least in colloquial Flemish, there is a term that's specific to the relationship between cousins, but not in standard language. And also colloquially, apparently some Dutch speakers refer to a nephew/niece as "aunt-sayer" or "uncle-sayer", which is pretty awesome, really.) So all of this is a bit long and rambling, but I do find it rather fascinating.
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« Reply #524 on: Aug 25, 2011, 05:27:04 PM »

I'm trying to bring it about that my first cousin's six month old daughter's first words will be "first cousin once removed Arlo", but I fear that it might not happen.

While we have these distinctions around here, I don't think I know anybody who actually gets them right.
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