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by Typeminer
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Can the Pistorius case get any weirder?
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

Re: Can the Pistorius case get any weirder?

The court system must be a little different in SA. Like, here in the US, you have to assemble a jury with no prior knowledge of the case, right? So, then you bring in an accused murderer with no legs, and tell them he's an olympic track star? :shock: They'd think somebody hired Tommy Flanagan to def...
by Typeminer
Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Did you drop acid before you went for a walk in the woods?
Replies: 8
Views: 1187

Re: Did you drop acid before you went for a walk in the wood

Oh, WOW! You can SEE them BREATHING!!

They're fuzzy, they're fuzzy, they're fuzzy. . . . :o
by Typeminer
Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Accuracy in translation
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Re: Accuracy in translation

Dave wrote:The Pun Jar demands payment from you... but would prefer if the payment were not from Ikea!
How 'bout a jar of Nordic Flaming Goat Cheese hot sauce for Pegasus wings? *plonk*
by Typeminer
Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Accuracy in translation
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Accuracy in translation

I've been claiming for years that Ikea is Swedish for "rancid little meatballs."

But today I heard the EU has announced that the correct translation is "horse d'oeuvres."

:mrgreen:
by Typeminer
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Whale Penis Leather Interiors Get Nixed
Replies: 13
Views: 3179

Re: Whale Penis Leather Interiors Get Nixed

i doubt that that was the ONLY reason for it... i'm not sure if i'm correct (prolly not, but...) aren't whale penis's shaped like a corkscrew or some weird shape?? the car company played along with the greenies only because they couldn't get the right fit from the final tanned shape of the leather ...
by Typeminer
Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: ... and you thought YOUR parents were crazy ...
Replies: 7
Views: 1675

Re: ... and you thought YOUR parents were crazy ...

Hey, if the cousins's parents were like him . . . well, you can see the problem here.
by Typeminer
Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Not Like I Was 2012-12-11
Replies: 86
Views: 21583

Re: Not Like I Was 2012-12-11

Well, any family that shoots typewriters for sport can't be all bad.
by Typeminer
Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Catfish that catch pigeons on the shore
Replies: 27
Views: 6721

Re: Catfish that catch pigeons on the shore

Dave wrote:
Typeminer wrote:That explained it, of course. The fission falcons got them.
I'll confess... you really gulled me with that one.

(*clink*clink*clink*clink*clink* - there, I paid the Pun Jar for both of us, out of admiration for your excellent shaggy-dogfish story)
Thanks! :mrgreen:
by Typeminer
Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: It's not a laser WEAPON, unfortunately
Replies: 61
Views: 13542

Re: It's not a laser WEAPON, unfortunately

Speaking as someone who always obeyed the traffic laws scrupulously when i was riding bikes in Atlanta (and almost lost an arm when an idiot turned left across my path) and had more than one incident when drivers intentionally attempted to intimidate me or force me off the road ... let's just say t...
by Typeminer
Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: All you punsters
Replies: 8
Views: 1577

Re: All you punsters

Won't get me to rise to debate. You've got no proof.
by Typeminer
Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Catfish that catch pigeons on the shore
Replies: 27
Views: 6721

Re: Catfish that catch pigeons on the shore

Long as we're talking about fish. . . . A lot of younger folks don't remember the mighty Susquehanna atomic carp, but back in the early '80s, the river was full of them between Three Mile Island and Peach Bottom. You could tell people who spent a lot of time fishing for them, because they always had...
by Typeminer
Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Cell Phones - Love/Hate?
Replies: 19
Views: 3560

Re: Cell Phones - Love/Hate?

Got me a basic Tracfone cell, Samsung T301G slider phone. Lucked out, because I'm about half deaf, and Consumer Reports says this phone has as good voice quality as any mobile phone available. I can hear it fine, which has not been the case with a couple of landline portable phones I've had. Have a ...
by Typeminer
Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: It's not a laser WEAPON, unfortunately
Replies: 61
Views: 13542

Re: It's not a laser WEAPON, unfortunately

Speaking as someone who always obeyed the traffic laws scrupulously when i was riding bikes in Atlanta (and almost lost an arm when an idiot turned left across my path) and had more than one incident when drivers intentionally attempted to intimidate me or force me off the road ... let's just say t...
by Typeminer
Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: First Introductory Thread
Replies: 223
Views: 112163

Re: First Introductory Thread

Cool - so you can set, clamp, ink, and use a hand roller to test type? Nah, that letterpress stuff took real skill. I keyed galleys for offset printing, first on obsolete IBM variable-space typewriters, later on obsolete photocomp equipment, then on PCs. Now they run a bunch of conversion scripts o...
by Typeminer
Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: First Introductory Thread
Replies: 223
Views: 112163

Re: First Introductory Thread

I'm not a bot. Just a veteran of the type mines and editing services camps of the rapidly evaporating North American publishing industry. Registered to show support for Pablo and the forum. Never posted much, but have been reading the comments almost daily for a long time. Probably first came to Wap...
by Typeminer
Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Whiskey, Vodka, Rum, and more!
Topic: It tastes like a creamsicle!
Replies: 28
Views: 23574

Re: It tastes like a creamsicle!

Does not sound good.

Drank enough screwdrivers my first weekend in college to last me several lifetimes, and have not had another since.