So trivial, yet it really ticks you off.

Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by GHT, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat One Too Many

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    I'm going to throw another theory at the wall, just to see if it sticks. My wife and I had friends 30 years ago, a married couple, who were the most unconscionable liars I've ever known. I'd often catch them telling other people's stories (even my own) first person, as if it happened to them. I knew it didn't!
    But they told it so good that I never dreamed of correcting them. Stories with me in them, even, were much better than I remembered them.
    They say truth is stranger than fiction. Perhaps. Fiction sometimes trumps truth, hands down. I'm about to load that in my bowl and smoke it.
    Maybe I'll skin a little furniture after I choke on it.

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  2. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat One Too Many

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    That's a sad one.
    I'm sorry that's true.


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  3. EngProf

    EngProf A-List Customer

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    I want to submit an entry into the "Most Unusual Speaker" contest, assuming there is one.
    When I was in grad school we wanted to make an unusual "display" for an Engineering Open House for prospective students and parents.
    Our Welding Automation Lab had a very-high-power, very-high-frequency-response welding power supply (Max 600 amps), so as our "entertainment" for the folks we hooked an audio amplifier to the welding circuit and played music on the welding arc.
    The ~1200 watt electric arc was the source of Beatles' music. It was bit high-pitched, since a small arc wasn't good for bass, but you could tell what was being played with no problem.
    It had an odd psychological aspect since with a welding hood you could see the arc and hear the music at the same time, but it was hard to mentally connect the two. The music just seemed to be floating in the air.
    A fun engineer trick...
     
  4. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    A plagiarist is still a plagiarist, no matter how good they can spin a yarn.
     
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  5. tonyb

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    Some people are so in the habit of spinning that they don’t know how not to spin.
     
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  6. KILO NOVEMBER

    KILO NOVEMBER Practically Family

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    In the southern US, barbeque (BBQ) is a religion. Adherents to their local varieties will not tolerate the notion that a variety from another area is any good.
     
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    That's not exactly true. Here in Texas, we recognize that ours is by far the best...everyone else is competing or 2nd place, but we also enjoy a plate of Carolina pulled pork or Memphis ribs when we want something exotic. Not sure the point of "Kansas City style", though...
     
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  8. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    Here's what I know about barbecue: Anyone who covers the finished product in barbecue sauce does so because he/she doesn't know how to barbecue. Good barbecued meat, whether it's beef, chicken, pork, or fish, doesn't need sauce to taste good.
     
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  9. Hat and Rehat

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    Granted. I may have placed undo focus on that aspect of their spinning. I was really tossing out a reflection on the art of embelishment, and doing so with my tongue firmly in cheek.

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  10. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    What jerks are telephoning with the cellphone in their hand, using the hands-free-communication option, so that all other people around can hear the dialog partner?? Stupid red-haired hag... :confused: These kind of women, which need up to three minutes to dig up their cellphone from their messy-handbags, every time. And of course they are called from any person, all ten minutes.
     
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  11. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat One Too Many

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    Wow. That's a difficult one to swallow.

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  12. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    I will never, even if god forbid I live to be a hundred, never get used to people walking along the sidewalk talking to into those ridiculous Bluetooth things and sounding for all the world like delusional folk who talk to themselves. I get enough of that at work.
     
  13. ChrisB

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    You cant tell if they’re crazy or just talking on Bluetooth, although the two are not mutually exclusive.
     
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  14. 3fingers

    3fingers One Too Many

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    When the bluetooth things were brand new I was in a store aisle when a woman about 10 feet away suddenly yelled "WTF do you think you're doing"? I was a bit shocked to say the least and said "excuse me"?
    I can still see her venomous expression when she turned to me and said "I'm on the phone!"
    Since that day I've not tried to tell the difference between public bluetooth users and the chronically delusional. It's a difference without distinction.
     
  15. Nobert

    Nobert Practically Family

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    In Portland, Maine, the Bluetooth phenomenon put a whole new wrinkle in my favorite people-watching street game, 'Drunk or Crazy?'
     
  16. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    Driving along a quiet country road this morning, I was passed by a lone motorcyclist dressed in a full Santa Claus outfit.

    1. It's too soon.
    2. The world has reached such a state that it never even occured to me that I might be hallucinating.
    3. And even if I was, that my hallucinations should take the form of Santa Claus riding a motorcycle in September.
     
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  17. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    Not if it's cooked right. ;)

    Okay, admittedly, my previous post is more opinion/matter of taste than fact. Add to that the fact that I've never been to Texas and, therefore, have never tasted "authentic" Texas barbecue. But I've also never--ever--tasted a barbecue sauce that I preferred over the flavor of properly barbecued beef or chicken. They're always too sweet, or too "smoky", or too something, they're always too much of a mess, and they obscure the flavor of the meat. I much prefer a few light seasonings and/or marinade and the proper amount of time on the grill.
     
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  18. Nobert

    Nobert Practically Family

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    Too soon? Has something happened to Santa?
     
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  19. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    If it hasn't, it will -- he wasn't even wearing a helmet.
     
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  20. ChrisB

    ChrisB A-List Customer

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    What do you mean too soon, there are only 107 shopping days until Christmas!
     
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