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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 10 Mar 2019 01:16
by sangi39
shimobaatar wrote:
08 Mar 2019 16:53
I'm heading back home today, since I have a week off.
I shared this with one of my friends from up here on Facebook. Their reaction was hilarious [:P]

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 10 Mar 2019 01:23
by elemtilas
Lambuzhao wrote:
10 Mar 2019 00:57
It's Leeeeenteeeeentiiiiiiiide![/i]
I read that as "Lententilde"...

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 10 Mar 2019 02:04
by shimobaatar
sangi39 wrote:
10 Mar 2019 01:16
shimobaatar wrote:
08 Mar 2019 16:53
I'm heading back home today, since I have a week off.
I shared this with one of my friends from up here on Facebook. Their reaction was hilarious [:P]
Is there something I'm not seeing, or did you intend to quote something else?

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 10 Mar 2019 03:18
by sangi39
shimobaatar wrote:
10 Mar 2019 02:04
sangi39 wrote:
10 Mar 2019 01:16
shimobaatar wrote:
08 Mar 2019 16:53
I'm heading back home today, since I have a week off.
I shared this with one of my friends from up here on Facebook. Their reaction was hilarious [:P]
Is there something I'm not seeing, or did you intend to quote something else?
I can't believe I didn't notice I deleted the wrong sections. I was supposed to refer to "This year, I've decided to completely give up splitting infinitives for Lent."

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 10 Mar 2019 12:58
by shimobaatar
sangi39 wrote:
10 Mar 2019 03:18
shimobaatar wrote:
10 Mar 2019 02:04
sangi39 wrote:
10 Mar 2019 01:16
shimobaatar wrote:
08 Mar 2019 16:53
I'm heading back home today, since I have a week off.
I shared this with one of my friends from up here on Facebook. Their reaction was hilarious [:P]
Is there something I'm not seeing, or did you intend to quote something else?
I can't believe I didn't notice I deleted the wrong sections. I was supposed to refer to "This year, I've decided to completely give up splitting infinitives for Lent."
Oh, haha, no worries! I'm glad you and your friend got some enjoyment out of that. [:P]

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 11 Mar 2019 15:18
by alynnidalar
ahhhh I'm dying for information. According to GPS, the Iditarod frontrunner abruptly slowed down and stopped several hours ago. Some other mushers passed him, and then he limped his way to a shelter spot, very slowly. There's absolutely no way of telling what's going on until the others get to the next checkpoint, hours away. (unless he calls for help--they can carry cellphones these days--but if he does that, he's out of the race)

The irony is not lost on me of having just enough high tech information to know there's a problem (you can see his marker stop on the map in near-realtime!) but not enough to know what the problem is. If we didn't have GPS trackers, we wouldn't know this was happening to begin with!

EDIT: technology wins again. Some people went out on snowmobiles and checked on him, and apparently his dogs just were too tired so he stopped. He pushed pretty hard at the beginning of the race, and I guess it caught up with him. Glad he's okay, but it's unfortunate for him to get knocked out of the winning spot like this.

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 21 Mar 2019 20:14
by Lambuzhao
elemtilas wrote:
10 Mar 2019 01:23
Lambuzhao wrote:
10 Mar 2019 00:57
It's Leeeeenteeeeentiiiiiiiide![/i]
I read that as "Lententilde"...
Ride the wave, then:

~ Lẽñtẽñtĩdẽ ~
[}:D]
That made me seasick

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 22 Mar 2019 00:07
by elemtilas
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 22 Mar 2019 01:05
by Salmoneus
alynnidalar wrote:
11 Mar 2019 15:18
ahhhh I'm dying for information. According to GPS, the Iditarod frontrunner abruptly slowed down and stopped several hours ago. Some other mushers passed him, and then he limped his way to a shelter spot, very slowly. There's absolutely no way of telling what's going on until the others get to the next checkpoint, hours away. (unless he calls for help--they can carry cellphones these days--but if he does that, he's out of the race)

The irony is not lost on me of having just enough high tech information to know there's a problem (you can see his marker stop on the map in near-realtime!) but not enough to know what the problem is. If we didn't have GPS trackers, we wouldn't know this was happening to begin with!

EDIT: technology wins again. Some people went out on snowmobiles and checked on him, and apparently his dogs just were too tired so he stopped. He pushed pretty hard at the beginning of the race, and I guess it caught up with him. Glad he's okay, but it's unfortunate for him to get knocked out of the winning spot like this.
If you enjoy this sort of race-tracking, there's an annual (?) amateur bike race across Europe you might be interested in. Participants start at the same place and finish at the same place, and have to pass two waypoints along the way, but otherwise are free to choose whatever route they want. They all have tracers on their bikes, so you can follow their progress in real time - and wonder why someone's chosen an unusual route until you realise they just got lost...

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 30 Mar 2019 14:37
by k1234567890y
I want to define the word "Bermuda triangulate" as a verb meaning "to add mysteries on an ordinary object or event and to exaggerate the myths with rumors, hearsays, etc."

and thus its participle form would mean "Bermuda triangulated" would mean "being added with exaggerated mysteries then processed with rumors, hearsays, etc."

Example: "Mayan pyramides have been Bermuda triangulated for a long time, now it's time to end all of the rumors."

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 11 Apr 2019 03:30
by Lambuzhao
I saw the image of the Supermassive Black Hole at the center Messier 87 in Virgo.

As some have said, it appears like an Eye. But not like that of Sauron, as some have averred.
To me, it appears as the awakening eye of Ogdru Jahad, or some other lumbering Chthulhu-godbeast.

I imagine, with higher resolution, it ought to look something more like Gargantua from Interstellar.


Whatever it is, wake it not,
let it stay asleep, I say. :wat:

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 11 Apr 2019 06:46
by Dormouse559
Lambuzhao wrote:
11 Apr 2019 03:30
As some have said, it appears like an Eye.
Apt metaphor, that, given both bend and absorb light. Admittedly, only one traps light for all eternity.

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 15 Apr 2019 05:30
by Khemehekis
Lambuzhao wrote:
11 Apr 2019 03:30
I saw the image of the Supermassive Black Hole at the center Messier 87 in Virgo.
Jake made a lot of puppies suffer
Gave a bath to the radio
Used lye to soak his grandmom's dentures
Rolled strollers down and let them go

Oo-ah, he set the house alight
Oo-ah, he set the house alight

Then when Santa hit Jake's house that night
All he left for Jake's parents was a super mass of . . .
(Oo-ah, he set the house alight)
Then when Santa hit Jake's house that night
All he left for Jake's parents was a super mass of . . .
(It's like a smoking hole)

Then Jake blew up some Port-a-potties
Took the neighbor's kit-kat and he threw
The poor feline right out a window
To see if "lands on their feet" was true

Oo-ah, he set the house alight
Oo-ah, he set the house alight

Then when Santa hit Jake's house that night
All he left for Jake's parents was a super mass of . . .
(Oo-ah, he set the house alight)
Then when Santa hit Jake's house that night
All he left for Jake's parents was a super mass of . . .
(It's like a smoking hole)

(Super mass of black coal)
(Super mass of black coal)
(Super mass of black coal)
(Super mass of black coal)

Then when Santa hit Jake's house that night
All he left for Jake's parents was a super mass of . . .
Then when Santa hit Jake's house that night
All he left for Jake's parents was a super mass of . . .
Then when Santa hit Jake's house that night
All he left for Jake's parents was a super mass of . . .
(Oo-ah, he set the house alight)
Then when Santa hit Jake's house that night
All he left for Jake's parents was a super mass of . . .
(It's like a smoking hole)

(Super mass of black coal)
(Super mass of black coal)
(Super mass of black coal)
(Super mass of black coal)

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 15 Apr 2019 06:31
by elemtilas
Khemehekis wrote:
15 Apr 2019 05:30
Lambuzhao wrote:
11 Apr 2019 03:30
I saw the image of the Supermassive Black Hole at the center Messier 87 in Virgo.
(Super mass of black coal)
[B)]

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 15 Apr 2019 06:34
by elemtilas
Lambuzhao wrote:
11 Apr 2019 03:30
Whatever it is, wake it not,
let it stay asleep, I say. :wat:
Exactly. Let sleeping super massive black holes lie.

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 00:42
by Khemehekis
So amused to hear that the man behind the FUCT brand in the current Supreme Court FUCT controversy is named Erik Brunetti. On Shaleya, there's a type of rice-shaped brown algae called brunetti in LIE.

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 04:15
by elemtilas
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Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 07:21
by Lambuzhao
Heartbreaking.
[:'(]

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 16:59
by KaiTheHomoSapien
^Agree [:'(] As someone who is primarily of French ancestry, has relatives there, and has been to that Cathedral several times, it's pretty awful seeing it burn. It withstood almost 900 years but couldn't survive 2019.

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Posted: 16 Apr 2019 17:40
by alynnidalar
The cathedral is certainly surviving! Most of the roof is gone, to be sure, as is the spire (but it's only from the 1800s anyway), and part of the vault/nave are damaged, but the structure itself is still there, the two towers are safe, and the roof/vault can be rebuilt.