HPMOR chapter 87

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 11:44 pm
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Today's outburst of reading laughter was brought to me by this passage:

"That is not okay! You can’t do science with two people at once!"
"I mean, you can’t do science with two different people and not tell them about each other!"


(which of course won't make much sense unless you've read the 86 chapters before that part.)

And then I reflected that I could relate a lot more to that statement taken literally, than to that for which it might be interpreted as a metaphor.

Odd Squad

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 09:36 pm
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This PBS kid's show is entertaining and quite funny in some parts: Odd Squad

That website is good too; you can watch the episodes there, and it has other special features. Awww man, it even has a downloadable 2017 puppy calendar.

amusing sentences

Sunday, August 20th, 2017 11:44 pm
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What a Border Collie Taught a Linguist About Language
Despite their name, sheep are not sheepish and often act on their own closely held ideas about where to go.

Authorities are Treating August's Solar Eclipse, a First in 99 Years, Like it's the End of the World
National Construction Rentals, which rents portable toilets across the U.S., hasn’t seen a spike in demand, but “there most likely will be last-minute requests as the date approaches,” says the company’s sales and marketing director, Scott Barley. “We advise customers not to spend too much time in our portable toilets on the actual date of August 21, or they may miss this very brief but memorable event.”


Friday, May 19th, 2017 09:30 am
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There's an "End Road Work" sign across the street which was put up months ago and is still there, even though no road work has been done. At first the sign was taped over with black plastic, but that has since blown away. I suppose they were planning to do some roadwork originally, but it must have been delayed.

Someone put up a small new sign underneath it. I squinted at it through my window to see what it says. "Cats in the Bushes" ?

I looked again. "Cash for Houses"

Hmm. The first version was more interesting.

smell the rainbow

Saturday, February 4th, 2017 11:25 pm
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You know those hilarious PooPourri advertisements, such as Girls Don't Poop?

Today I saw a similarly amusing ad for a similar product, Unicorn Gold. This is the ad. Unlike the PooPourri ones, this one is both hilarious and disturbing to me (I wonder if other people feel disturbed by it or not). Today, I had accidentally opened the same YouTube video in 2 tabs, the same ad playing in both, so the audio was overlapping/echoing in a weird way. At first I thought it was meant to be that way, which made the ad even more intriguing. After stopping the double-play and watching more of it, I realized I had seen it before. When I see something really funny, I generally want to share it. So I had considered posting a link to this one before, but decided against it, because of how it disturbed me. But to avoid going through the same thought process again next time, today I'm posting the link.
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Lovely user answer to a question posted on Amazon about the "Twin Draft Guard Extreme Door Guard":

How about them windows?
asked by r.a. on January 1, 2014

Them windows, so distant, so hard to know. I remember once, way back, talking to them windows as they sat on the steps at the end of the day, smoking a cigarette and looking at nothing in particular. "Hey," I said, cautious but loud enough for them to here. "You look lonely." ...
hb answered on January 2, 2014
[click above link to read the rest]

The same person also left this product review on the same item:

If Hades had been guarded by Cerberus with the same vigor and vigilance with which the Extreme Door Guard guards my door, then Heracles would have been devoured like so much Purina puppy chow.

I'm not convinced it's an authentic/unpaid review, but it gave me a smile.
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At my work, we are transitioning to using Git in place of SVN. During a recent meeting, one of our techs mentioned that using TortoiseGit, it had taken half an hour to download the files for just 2 of our projects. One of the BAs retorted, "Isn't there some other tool, like HareGit maybe, that would be faster?"

yo baby yo

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 08:24 pm
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At the ObGyn office today, I glanced across at a display of brochures. Mostly pregnancy-related stuff, female incontinence, IUDs, how to deal with twins, prenatal something or other... then an odd one caught my attention.

The brochure's cover read "This is my baby / right now", and had a photo of a woman pushing a swing... but with a strange thing in the swing. It looked sort of like a fancy camera. Definitely not a baby. Eh? Why is there a camera in the swing? Is she taking videos with a swinging camera? Where's the baby? I didn't get it. The brochure said "Skyla" on it, and I made a mental note to look it up later.

So I did, and Skyla is a type of IUD. The top of the brochure says, "Up to 3 years of continuous birth control", but I didn't see that part before. The image might have made more sense had I read that part.

one day

Saturday, January 24th, 2015 02:04 pm
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Copying 4,393 items (14.1 GB)
About 1 Day remaining

Yet the progress bar is nearly half way through, and it's taken less than half an hour so far, so I'm not concerned.

Ooh, now it jumped to "About 24 Minutes remaining".

in stitches

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 11:51 pm
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Nothing else I've read in quite a while has had me laughing as much as this has.

LARP Trek (Wherein the crew of TNG LARP DS9)

via [personal profile] andrewducker
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Hooks that help you carry stuff with true ease - Attention working people! When you are exhausted and on your way home from work, you will be so glad that you own the “Hooks that help you carry stuff with true ease”!

You can attach these “Hooks that help you carry stuff with true ease” to a pole for hanging straps and comfortably stay on your feet without using your hand.

I also came across a heated mouse, which actually sounds like a good idea.
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I'm about ready to take my shower now. It's 4pm and I'm still in pajamas. But at least I've been up since before noon. I didn't go to bed until after 5am, so I would have liked to have slept longer, but it wasn't working out that way.

Qiao, on the other hand, went to bed way earlier than me. He just got up out of bed a little while ago, and now is already lying down in the recliner. I asked him what he had accomplished to warrant him taking a nap already?

His reply:
"I got up!"
"I took 2 dumps!"
"I took my pills and let the dogs inside!"