start a victory garden and ration your IRRATIONALLY ANGRY feelings, part 3

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Yippee-IA, Motherf***ers! IRRATIONALLY ANGRY PT. 2: Irrationally Angrier

Bill Nighy the Science Gighy (get bent), Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:18 (five years ago) link

this is definitely an innocuous thing and it makes me more mildly annoyed than IA, but i don't like when people's facebook comments are nothing more than them tagging other people. put it on your friend's wall or send a private message. comment threads are for actual comments.

Bill Nighy the Science Gighy (get bent), Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:22 (five years ago) link

Tweets from highly and justly esteemed writers which are noting but their next bookstore signing, and (barf) the most asskissing, "now blurb meee" kind of blurbs (retweeted by blurbee of course) Cmon gimmee freebie culture dammit! Comedians even worse but ft

dow, Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:45 (five years ago) link

Musicians not as bad except some are stupid, tweetwise anyway

dow, Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:47 (five years ago) link

i find myself getting very ia at people who dont interrogate conversation, who just wait to talk and continue to talk talk talk and barely acknowledge other contributions

i like conversation when it is like a game of tennis. i do not enjoy being the backyard wall against which you repeatedly smash your 'conversation'

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 3 January 2015 05:49 (five years ago) link

a) never ever go on facebook; it is the absolute worst

b) unless you are drunk and desperately seeking human contact; even then it will be a mistake

c) would totally become unhelpfully drunk with jbr/dow/veg tho!

d) first round's on veg

mookieproof, Saturday, 3 January 2015 06:49 (five years ago) link

all round to my place for fap :D

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 3 January 2015 07:22 (five years ago) link

annual rolling threads that needn't be annual

mookieproof, Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:41 (five years ago) link

-pizza places that don't sell pizza by the slice

(I politely walked out of two pizza places in one day because the first one didn't sell slices after 6 pm and the second one told me there'd be a 15 minute wait because "our slicing pizza is still in the oven.' this was the one time in my life I was tempted to get on Yelp and write some irate reviews)

please login or register if you are (unregistered), Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:50 (five years ago) link

overly tailored tshirts on casual friday (ie neatly rolled up sleeves, tucked in etc)

just relax and wear a damn tshirt.

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 10 January 2015 06:02 (five years ago) link

Needing to work out if the zip I used in the construction of a pair of jeans last year that I wear regularly or if I just keep forgetting to zip it up. Keep finding it down anyway. So just wondering if it's the zip or my memory.
& it would be the pair of jeans that needs a special needle to sew the fabric.

Wondering how long I'll have to wait until I can comfortably collect a shelving unit without being absolutely p-ed on trying to get it home. Weather is atrocious for last few days and I need to transport this flat pack I bought. Waiting for an actual break in bad weather.

Stevolende, Sunday, 11 January 2015 10:52 (five years ago) link

That was supposed to say about whether a zip needed replacing or if my memory was going. Looks like the latter if I forgot to put in the bit about replacing. & i only made the jeans about 3 or 4 months ago so it should hopefully not mean a zip needed replacing yet. Keep finding myself flying low though.

Also trying to work out which side of the fabric i'm using for a pair of tartan jeans should be the outside/inside since they look very similar. & I don't want to get it wrong throughout. Guess that would at least be consistent though.

Stevolende, Sunday, 11 January 2015 11:05 (five years ago) link

Stevolende, I have a question about jeans fly covers. Mine constantly bunch up, exposing the top part of the zipper. I have considered that the reasons might be:
- waist is too tight (but it happens on looser waists, too)
- my gut is pushing down on the waistband
- the button hole has gotten loose, allowing the top flap to sag (though I have tried sewing up the button hole without success, possibly due to my lack of skill and understanding)

Any advice on how to treat this problem? Some kind of insert to stiffen the flap?

Here is a pic of the problem.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8569/16069669409_693c9d1c35.jpg

Je55e, Sunday, 11 January 2015 17:31 (five years ago) link

And so it's on topic: this folded flap makes me SO IRRATIONALLY ANGRY

Je55e, Sunday, 11 January 2015 17:32 (five years ago) link

I think I just tend to wear shirts outside my jeans so it's covered up. Will think about it but not sure offhand.

Might be that you need to make sure you've ironed the fly flap. BUt probably not. I don't know if I know enough about construction and subsequent pressures to answer. But could be that it would be good for me to be aware of that for future knowledge.

I've made like 10 pairs of jeans so far so it's still early days. & I'm not sure how successful they all are. Found out that some I'd made some months back really were too large at the waistband. Being largely self-taught I'm not 100% sure what solutions are.

Stevolende, Sunday, 11 January 2015 18:58 (five years ago) link

i don't like when people's facebook comments are nothing more than them tagging other people. put it on your friend's wall or send a private message. comment threads are for actual comments.

THIS. When the hell did this kick off? It is irritating. Ive clicked on comments threads that are nowt but tag-ins. Ive even had friends of mine tag me in some other random persons thread. I ignored the callout. PM me or GTFO.

I checked Snoops , and it is for real (Trayce), Monday, 12 January 2015 02:23 (five years ago) link

start a victory garden and ration your IRRATIONALLY ANGRY feelings, part 3">Karl Malone

pplains, Monday, 12 January 2015 02:27 (five years ago) link

Online sellers who aren't satisfied with the fact that you purchased a product from them and did not try to return it or complaint about it, but hassle you RELENTLESSLY to leave feedback, tell us what you think, post about us on social media, blah blah blah

FUCK YOU I gave you money. You gave me a product. We're not married now. I don't owe you anything. I don't have to go to your parents' house for Thanksgiving and I don't have to write a review of your GOD DAMN cocktail shaker. Fuck.

carl agatha, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:24 (five years ago) link

Also:

I was printing out my parents boarding passes from Spirit Airlines last night and they offered the normal nickel-and-dime-you-to-death services and the option to voluntarily pay an additional $1 or $5 to help the airline be more green.

So not a service, just some random fucking guilty bullshit about how if we want this airline to be more environmentally friendly, give us extra money. We're already paying extra money to check a bag and have more leg room than a chicken a 12-by-12 factory farming crate, and now these fuckers have the nerve to try to extort money for their environmental initiative? I'm still so angry about that I can barely form a coherent objection to it.

carl agatha, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:27 (five years ago) link

I'm underemployed right now working as a temp in a law firm.. I got a ton of overtime last week but I am FUCKING FURIOUS because I HATE overtime and I hate my line of work because Im subject to the whims of capricious lawyers who dont give a fuck about my life or free time (or common sense/decency). The irony being I'm making time and a half and have a bunch more money than I would yet I am still FUCKING FURIOUS because theres a lot more overtime in the future.

It also doesnt help that because I'm a temp I'm realizing about 2/3ds of what my employer is paying the temp agency, which is basically the same amont of money I used to make like ten fucking years ago.

thanks obama

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:33 (five years ago) link

^^^great CSR, there, carl. *screams*

I was a participant in the following exchange last week:

Cashier: 'Thanks for shopping with us. Can I take your e-mail address?'
Me: 'No...'

camp event (suzy), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:36 (five years ago) link

Hate it when I'm too fast for a website. Site loads, I put the cursor on something like "SEARCH" and click, but in that split second between those two actions, the site has loaded up just a little bit more and I wind up clicking on something like "CONTACT US".

pplains, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:40 (five years ago) link

When I started at TCS they encouraged us to ask ppl for their email addresses at the register. At first they said it like, "Hey, people might want to know when we have sales! Just ask, if they say no, that's fine obvs." By the time I left they were offering positive incentives to workers who got the highest percentages of ppl to give them an email. I got the feeling negative incentives were right around the corner.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:41 (five years ago) link

Radio Shack has been really obnoxious about the email stuff for years

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:47 (five years ago) link

lol Radio Shack was way ahead of the curve, they used to ask for your address years ago

valleys of your mind (mh), Monday, 12 January 2015 19:54 (five years ago) link

I just had one of those, cash purchase of an overpriced-yet-undeniably-effective hair care product for one of my daughters from a salon I visit for no other purpose.

"What's your last name?" "Is it 'Dusty' Perry?" "I'm supposed to ask." "How do you spell your last name?" "Who normally does your hair here?" Ha ha ha, who does my greying, thinning hair.

Vic Perry, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:42 (five years ago) link

Canada Goose Parkas

walid foster dulles (man alive), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:45 (five years ago) link

It also doesnt help that because I'm a temp I'm realizing about 2/3ds of what my employer is paying the temp agency

Not to stoke any further IA, but it's possible that you are grossly overestimating the cut that your temp agency is willing to part with.

Smoothie Operator (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:54 (five years ago) link

Very true. I used to be temped for Accounts Payable jobs, so the most hilarious thing to me was knowing the 'big secret' of exactly how much the company was paying for my services because I was the one processing the bill! (Of course temp agencies never ever want their temps to know this stuff).

I recall more than one job where I got hourly $13, and the agency was getting $22, and that this ratio was pretty usual, so, I got more than half, but less than 2/3 of the payout.

However, and this really ticked me off, one job that was largely funded by taxpayer dollars paid me way less than half of the outrageous sum the temp agency got! I think I got $9 out of $25 bucks on that one! No business like soaking the people.

Vic Perry, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:03 (five years ago) link

temp agencies take that much?! damn.

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:04 (five years ago) link

i guess companies will pay to screw people out of benefits

Nhex, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:04 (five years ago) link

Most of the times I was ever offered to 'go perm' it was usually with a pay cut from what I had been getting as a temp ('but you'll get benefits') so, no, thanks.

One reason I did temp for a long time was that the pay rates had at least something to do with demand, whereas permanent positions tended to be successfully squashed. While it was humiliating in some ways to have the agency taking a lot of money for doing nothing but landing me the spot, that did save me a lot of dreadful human resources interviews and frankly, I just wouldn't have found those positions on my own. I also used to see the most interesting trainwrecks: places where I'd take over the suddenly vacated position of an embezzler, a revenge case, a blazing incompetent. Whole little histories there. The work of course was more boring than not so regular changes of scenery were helpful as well.

Vic Perry, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:31 (five years ago) link

lol Radio Shack was way ahead of the curve, they used to ask for your address years ago

That reminds me of this collection of anecdotes (I thought it mentioned the hassling-for-address thing but it doesn't seem to):
http://www.ihateworkinginretail.com/tag/i-hate-radioshack/

I particularly enjoyed VIII and XV, if you've got better things to do than read the whole collection of longwinded rants. But who would have better things to do than that?

club mate martyr (a passing spacecadet), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:49 (five years ago) link

omg XV is amazing, I have no idea what that is

valleys of your mind (mh), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:53 (five years ago) link

baldie doin-brum.gif

they TRY to look like GOOD people (soref), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:59 (five years ago) link

ia: egregiously bad service in restaurants. i'm sooooo chill and forgiving about minor food service slip-ups. i don't care if you smile. i don't care if you refill my water without me having to ask. if i don't say when i'm ordering that i'm allergic to XYZ food item (which would be a gross overstatement, since my food allergies are really trivial), it's a minor inconvenience but not the end of the world if the kitchen forgets to leave it off. i just want a baseline level of transactional ease if i'm gonna choose your place over other places. i had work to do last night and i ran out to get a quick takeout order so i could scarf down some food and meet my midnight deadline. i ended up waiting probably 40 minutes for a dish that at most would take ten minutes to cook from pre-prepped ingredients and assemble in a styrofoam box. and the restaurant was busy, but not slammed. it just made me very stressed out. which is my problem, not theirs. i don't handle stress well. 40 minutes is a long time to wait though.

mitt fleekwood (get bent), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:45 (five years ago) link

no i in yr a

so to speak

mookieproof, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:48 (five years ago) link

the level of stress made my a feel i

mitt fleekwood (get bent), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 02:49 (five years ago) link

_lol Radio Shack was way ahead of the curve, they used to ask for your address years ago_

That reminds me of this collection of anecdotes (I thought it mentioned the hassling-for-address thing but it doesn't seem to):
http://www.ihateworkinginretail.com/tag/i-hate-radioshack/

I particularly enjoyed VIII and XV, if you've got better things to do than read the whole collection of longwinded rants. But who would have better things to do than that?

Whoa thank you, aps! I read the first few of those when it was first posted, but missed the great ones you pointed out plus my favorite, the one w/ Stoned Craig going "I'm hungry, Paw." (Which I've said a lot to various people over decades for no reason I can discern, so maybe it's just part of the collective human drive to say it.)

Je55e, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 05:32 (five years ago) link

Stoned Je55e

valleys of your mind (mh), Tuesday, 13 January 2015 14:49 (five years ago) link

OK that Brum story looool
Original Brum theme was instrumental but TIL there is an extremely lengthy modern version

kinder, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 15:00 (five years ago) link

bill gates the spider

kinder, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 15:04 (five years ago) link

News sites showing handheld video but blurring out the edges? I feel like I see something like this every week or two. Sorry, this is some really traumatic video.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/dying-among-strangers-metro-victim-found-fellow-riders-who-tried-to-save-her-life/2015/01/13/98f6c37e-9b7a-11e4-bcfb-059ec7a93ddc_story.html?hpid=z3

how's life, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 20:43 (five years ago) link

lately every time i watch some crappy viral video prank, i get IA imagining myself just out and about trying to run an errand and getting trapped in a viral video prank. like that dumb telekinesis coffee shop thing.*

*maybe the reactions are fake, idk.

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 20:49 (five years ago) link

It's very likely my last dying words will be "Turn your phone sideways if you insist on recording this."

pplains, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 20:59 (five years ago) link

Yeah, it's not because something is being blurred out, it's because people don't shoot in landscape and for some reason news organizations have chosen to present it like that. I think they should just reject all portrait videos.

Jeff, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:26 (five years ago) link

Why can't phones just format videos in landscape regardless of the position of the phone?

Je55e, Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:29 (five years ago) link

camera sensor orientation? the actual sensor isn't square iirc, I may be wrong

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:32 (five years ago) link

those takeout containers with interlocking flaps - eating from them makes me ia bcz the flaps get in the way

i usually dump it out onto a plate of something but sometimes you can't & raaaaage

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:33 (five years ago) link

how irrational is this anger: driving on the motorway i overtake someone in a yellow car then move back into their lane. 30 seconds later the lane slows down, i can't move back out to overtake as the overtaking lane is full but after a couple of cars there's a gap so i indicate. the yellow car comes up behind me, moves into the gap and overtakes me. obviously i overtake it again a minute later.

neith moon (ledge), Monday, 13 July 2020 10:37 (one month ago) link

lol yellow car was listening to Lita Ford and eating Twizzlers and had no idea you were the same car

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 13 July 2020 10:46 (one month ago) link

probably looked over their shoulder when overtaking as well.

neith moon (ledge), Monday, 13 July 2020 10:49 (one month ago) link

boxes with lids, that are almost-but-not-quite square, so that the lid will only fit two ways out of four, but you can't immediately tell which.

kinder, Monday, 13 July 2020 17:15 (one month ago) link

not mine but Mr Veg’s

a local deli makes these italian sausage sandwiches that are mr veg’s favorite (sausage, peppers onions on a sourdough roll). almost always, as logic dictates, they put the sausage lengthways in the bread roll

but every now and then an agent of chaos will cut the sausages in smaller lenths and put them in the bread roll *crossways*

it only happens very rarely. but it drives mr veg ~insane~

(i find it hilarious)

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 13 July 2020 17:34 (one month ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/NhnP927.png

Well if you give me 1.28 more seconds, I might just have one for ya!

pplains, Wednesday, 22 July 2020 13:16 (three weeks ago) link

people who join a virtual meeting significantly early (like 30 minutes), and start talking and acting surprised when they don't get much response

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 13:26 (three weeks ago) link

Last spring, my son was on a zoom call with his class. The lesson concluded and everyone left, saying bye! bye! to each other.

My son walked away, but my wife noticed one little girl still in there:

Every one's gone now!
I'M ALL ALONE.
Well.
Bye chat room!

Almost would've broke her heart had it not been so funny.

pplains, Wednesday, 22 July 2020 13:32 (three weeks ago) link

people who join a virtual meeting significantly early (like 30 minutes), and start talking and acting surprised when they don't get much response

okay what now

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 22 July 2020 15:22 (three weeks ago) link

I generally don't start our training WebEx meetings until 30 minutes prior to class start (since my OT is limited), and usually most learners don't arrive until 5 minutes prior to 10 minutes after (because our systems are so slow).

But sometimes there's one eager person who joins training mega-early and hear silence on the line (since it hasn't started yet), and start barking "HELLO, HELLO?". and I don't always reply right away because maybe I stepped away to take a leak, or I haven't yet connected to the audio portion, so they freak out and disconnect and reconnect and wonder why they can't hear anything.

it's like....we didn't start yet. we won't be starting for a half hour. relax. I usually try and say "hello" if I'm connected to audio and I hear them, and let them know we'll start in a half hour, but I've had a few people try and talk my ear off for a half hour, and it's like...I'm actually doing work right now! I'm preparing to teach your class! Give me five minutes please, then I'll listen to you talk about the TV show you watched last night!

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 15:56 (three weeks ago) link

a local deli makes these italian sausage sandwiches that are mr veg’s favorite (sausage, peppers onions on a sourdough roll). almost always, as logic dictates, they put the sausage lengthways in the bread roll

but every now and then an agent of chaos will cut the sausages in smaller lengths and put them in the bread roll *crossways*

There's one local Italian place that makes their sausage, pepper & onion sandwiches by slicing the sausage into discs and distributing them throughout, rather than slicing them lengthways and laying them in the roll. It's fantastic; I order from them all the time for specifically this reason. (They also include slices of potato in the sandwich, and that rules too.)

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 15:59 (three weeks ago) link

I'm probably missing something, but why not start them when it starts? Or five minutes early to let people check that their setup's working?

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 22 July 2020 16:13 (three weeks ago) link

I just like to have everything up and running early so if there's any tech issue I catch it early on. I do communicate and say "hello" 5 minutes prior so people know I've seen thema nd recorded them as here. I just get wigged out by people who show up a half hour early and wanna talk me to death - esp when they know what time it starts.

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 16:18 (three weeks ago) link

"Hello and welcome; thanks for joining. I'm going to go on mute for a while, as I'm focusing on something else. We'll start at the top of the hour."

I pity the foo fighter (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 16:22 (three weeks ago) link

and then I go to the bar

Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 16:31 (three weeks ago) link

Yeah "focusing on something else" can certainly be "focusing on drinking enough to be able to tolerate the inanity that I am about to experience"

Please, Hammurabi, don't hurt 'em (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 17:00 (three weeks ago) link

When anyone super famous appears on a US chat show and there's 10 fucking minutes of whooping then famous person waves and there's another 5 minutes of cheering then the host goes "ladies and gentlemen... Famous Person!" and everyone cheers for another fucking week then Famous Person says how great it is be be back on Show X or back in City Y and we go again then it's commercials.

オニモ (onimo), Saturday, 25 July 2020 21:18 (two weeks ago) link

Whenever Americans argue that there's as much cultural variation from one US state to the next as there is between European countries, as though France, Spain, Romania, Austria, Finland, Greece, the UK, etc., were just these lumbering monoliths with no regional diversity of their own, to say nothing of the sweeping dismissal of linguistic differences that this view implies. Drives me up the fucking wall, it does.

pomenitul, Saturday, 25 July 2020 21:25 (two weeks ago) link

Who has ever said that?

Now, Tuscaloosa and Auburn might be as different as Finland is from Greece, but they're actually in the same state!

pplains, Saturday, 25 July 2020 21:34 (two weeks ago) link

It's a really common trope in my experience. I've also heard Canadians make the exact same case (about the US, that is).

Also, I gagged at that comparison – I'd be willing to start a nuclear war over this.

pomenitul, Saturday, 25 July 2020 21:40 (two weeks ago) link

I hate it when I'm driving around listening to the radio, and the DJ talks about what a lovely day it is, good temp, breeze, not too humid, and I look at the thermometer on the dash and it's already several degrees higher than the high she said it would be, it's hot and humid outside and generally a windows-up AC-on kind of gross day just a few miles from wherever she must be broadcasting from.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 22:56 (two weeks ago) link

my dash thermometer is typically several degrees higher than the actual temperature, which is what makes me irrationally angry

contorted filbert (harbl), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 23:00 (two weeks ago) link

It’s sampling the temperature just above the road, for the most part, which is why it’s higher than ambient in sunny weather and colder than ambient on winter mornings.

assert (MatthewK), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 23:23 (two weeks ago) link

In my experience it seems higher than ambient in summer but relatively accurate in winter.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 23:28 (two weeks ago) link

ah i was wondering where it was getting the temp. that makes sense.

contorted filbert (harbl), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 23:38 (two weeks ago) link

Also, that DJ likely voicetracked her shift, and was just going off on what the forecast had said.

pplains, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 23:41 (two weeks ago) link

Also your car is a big piece of metal that's been sitting in the sun warming up (not least because it's simultaneously a greenhouse due to sun through windows). And also because of pavement, as Matthew notes

Gin and Juice Newton (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 30 July 2020 12:15 (two weeks ago) link

also cars are assholes

XVI Pedicabo eam (Neanderthal), Thursday, 30 July 2020 12:41 (two weeks ago) link

Well, yeah.

Gin and Juice Newton (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 30 July 2020 16:50 (two weeks ago) link

there's as much cultural variation from one US state to the next as there is between European countries

this is plainly wrong, wrong altogether, unutterably wrong, and simply wrong. but getting angry at such wrongness would, if pursued faithfully in all instances of wrongness, destroy one's sense of well-being in its totality, so that it certainly qualifies as an irrational anger.

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Thursday, 30 July 2020 17:17 (two weeks ago) link

Some states have Circle K, some have 7-11, many have both!

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 30 July 2020 17:27 (two weeks ago) link

Some have Wawa!

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 30 July 2020 17:56 (two weeks ago) link

There’s no trombone emoji!!

all cats are beautiful (silby), Friday, 31 July 2020 23:31 (one week ago) link

Loads of standard western orchestral instruments missing, it's an absolute scandal; I needed a bassoon one the other day and I'm not sure there's even a flute??

anatol_merklich, Friday, 31 July 2020 23:42 (one week ago) link

Time to prepare a proposal for the Unicode consortium on the matter

all cats are beautiful (silby), Friday, 31 July 2020 23:43 (one week ago) link

I misread that as a missing trampoline emoji, and I thought, how would you depict a trampoline as an emoji?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 31 July 2020 23:54 (one week ago) link

There’s no trombone emoji!!

― all cats are beautiful (silby), Friday, 31 July 2020 23:31 (twenty-four minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

a bit of imagination please.

a peach and an aubergine, innit

Covfefe and TV (ken c), Friday, 31 July 2020 23:57 (one week ago) link

ken c! I thought you'd left us!

オニモ (onimo), Saturday, 1 August 2020 01:24 (one week ago) link

had to Google aubergine!

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 1 August 2020 01:40 (one week ago) link

Guess who's back???????

Covfefe and TV (ken c), Saturday, 1 August 2020 01:47 (one week ago) link

(the answer is Eminem, as always)

Covfefe and TV (ken c), Saturday, 1 August 2020 01:47 (one week ago) link

Hahaha, hi Ken!

Oh, and as far as the thread topic is concerned, I get IA at the Californians in the "Mexicans mad at food" group I joined on FB who think their cuisine is superior in every way to the cuisine in Texas when Cal-Mex is just as inauthentic and potentially shitty as Tex-Mex, and their rabid support of a problematic fast food chain (In-n-Out) doesn't do them any favors, especially when the Texan equivalent (Whataburger) is a much better corporate citizen. I know it means nothing in the grand scope of thing, meaning it's irrational, but it still irks the shit out of me, so it fits within this thread's parameters.

We Live as We Dee, Alone (deethelurker), Saturday, 1 August 2020 02:14 (one week ago) link

took me until something like 4 years ago to find out why an aubergine was called an eggplant. The purple version doesn't really show it, plus its a long bulbous veg taht doesn't really appear egg shaped. BUt the Asian variety is white and round.

LIDL have just started selling a version that is that old aubergine shape but has white and purple streaks. can't recall the name.

Stevolende, Saturday, 1 August 2020 07:33 (one week ago) link

Grafitti is the name

Stevolende, Saturday, 1 August 2020 07:57 (one week ago) link

Borrowed from French aubergine, from Catalan albergínia, from Arabic اَلْبَاذِنْجَان‎ (al-bāḏinjān, “the eggplant”), from Persian بادنجان‎ (bâdenjân), from باتنجان‎ (bâtenjân), from Sanskrit वातिगगम (vātiga-gama, “eggplant”, literally “the plant that cures the wind”). Doublet of brinjal.

budo jeru, Saturday, 1 August 2020 16:17 (one week ago) link

I was sending an email with "Cuisinart" in the subject. Just as it does here as I type this, "Cuisinart" gets a little squiggly red line under it indicating it is wrong or misspelled or somehow worthy of extra grammatical attention. But in the body of the email I was writing it for some reason *didn't* call attention to Cuisinart, gave it a pass. And yet, in the same email, I accidentally typed "slizing" instead of slicing, but it didn't underline "slizing." What the fuck is a slizing?

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 9 August 2020 15:24 (four days ago) link

you're not supposed to know

Thicc Nhat Wanh (rip van wanko), Sunday, 9 August 2020 15:27 (four days ago) link

It's when you shoot daggers with your eyes

kinder, Sunday, 9 August 2020 15:28 (four days ago) link

xpost Hmm, I never considered it was a secret, good point!

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 9 August 2020 15:29 (four days ago) link

Slizing up eyeballs?

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 9 August 2020 15:29 (four days ago) link


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