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By hulver (Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 04:36:12 AM EST) herring, sandwich (all tags)
Seriously


I think I'll give it all up, and join Herring in his sandwich shop.

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Owned by a German expat, by yicky yacky (4.00 / 7) #1 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 04:42:33 AM EST

Mr. Ings.

I'll go now ...


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Vacuity abhors a vacuum.
Sigh. by Alice Pulley (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 04:44:37 AM EST
I'm busy but bored.

Am evaluating a list of selection values for a CRM tool that some fool let the business define (eg there are 9 million and they are shit).

Its very dull.

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'But they're adults and perfectly capable of working it out themselves. And if not, well, fuck em.' - Nebbish '06.

Well, at least it's a Friday by gazbo (4.00 / 1) #3 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 04:59:07 AM EST
If you fancy learning PHP I know there's a job opening for a project lead out near Crystal Peaks...but I've no idea what the salary is at the moment.

And given the language, it would only take you a couple of weeks to become a PHP guru, as PHP devs tend to be one step above "HTML programmers".


I recommend always assuming 7th normal form where items in a text column are not allowed to rhyme.

Ooo Crystal peaks by hulver (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 05:32:38 AM EST
It only takes me 10 minutes to walk there from my house.
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I thought you lived out that way by gazbo (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 05:37:08 AM EST
That's why I thought I'd mention it semi-seriously.  It's obviously hella change from what you're doing now, but if it ever gets to the stage of desperately needing a change, let me know and I'll see if I can find out some specifics.

The guy's constantly asking me if I know any good developers, so I'm sure he'd listen to my recommendation (assuming the position doesn't get otherwise filled in the meantime, of course).


I recommend always assuming 7th normal form where items in a text column are not allowed to rhyme.

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It's another great Sheffield name by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #10 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:13:34 AM EST
Along with Grenoside and Spittel, a bit more evocative though.

Recently found out there is a village near Bristol called Catbrains.

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Catsbrain, actually by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #22 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:42:22 AM EST
But it was still a find I relished. On the way to Bristol airport, I found a place called the naked man roundabout. I saw no naked men. Thankfully.

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Bah by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #30 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:52:42 AM EST
Not as good as Catsbrains. Still not bad though.

I love roundabout names, they're completely daft - Yorkshire Gray and Bricklayers in south London, Scotch Corner in North Yorkshire.

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I'm not at work today by DullTrev (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 05:16:57 AM EST

And I wasn't at work yesterday.

Just thought I'd share.

I'm writing a website in PHP. I haven't done any web development at all for about 3 years, and I've never used PHP before. I mean, I became management to get away from real work, and now I'm doing it in my spare time. I must be ill.


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You jacked it in then? [nt] by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #11 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:14:26 AM EST

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No by DullTrev (4.00 / 1) #35 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 07:00:25 AM EST

I just have to use up my holiday entitlement before the end of this month. Secondment is allegedly going to happen again. We shall see. Colour me unconvinced.


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Me too by me0w (4.00 / 2) #7 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 05:54:28 AM EST
I'm sitting on the couch in my undies watching tv, but there is nothing on. I'm so bored that I don't want to do anything.

It's all pants.


"the only reason we PMS is because our uterus is screaming at our brain to go out, get fucked, and have a baby ... and it makes us angry."

Apathetics of the world unite! by hulver (4.00 / 4) #8 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:02:41 AM EST
Or don't, I don't care.

I'm actually looking forward to reading the copy of Moby Dick I bought yesterday. That's how bored I am.
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Have you considered.. by Driusan (4.00 / 1) #9 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:08:39 AM EST
..hiring some stranger to kidnap the children and trying not to get caught, then if you fail trying to put together a not guilty case, and if you succeed going on a quest to find them?

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Y'know ... by TurboThy (4.00 / 1) #42 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 09:26:19 AM EST
which is worse, ignorance or apathy?

I don't know, and I don't care.
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Manager bought us cakes this afternoon by nebbish (4.00 / 3) #12 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:15:01 AM EST
Very suspicious

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Headcount rightsizing exercise by Rogerborg (4.00 / 3) #13 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:22:11 AM EST
Chopped up leopard whiskers.  Nasty way to go.

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Wierd by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #14 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:26:13 AM EST
Where have I heard that before? The chopped up leopard whiskers thing. I was very young, you've stirred up all sorts of memories.

How freaky

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Read any books titled things like by hulver (4.00 / 3) #16 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:36:21 AM EST
"African Adventure" and "Diving Adventure".

Willard Price I think was the Author.

I'm pretty sure that "African Adventure" was the one with the leopard whiskers in the stew.
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That's the one by Rogerborg (4.00 / 1) #21 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:42:03 AM EST
IIRC, Bingo Bongo, or whatever the Native is called, betrays his culture and saves spunky young Hal and Roger, because of his love for the white bwanas.  They seemed to inspire a lot of love from dusky skinned youths around the world.

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Willard Price by Rogerborg (4.00 / 2) #17 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:37:50 AM EST
African Adventure or similar.  Anyone, one of the ones where they foil a clumsy stupid rich white guy, become best friends with some Noble Savage, and avoid slaying at least 60-75% of the animals that they encounter.

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One of the ones? by hulver (4.00 / 1) #20 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:41:44 AM EST
That's the plot of all of them.
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NOT SO, INFIDEL by Rogerborg (2.00 / 0) #24 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:44:44 AM EST
Some of them feature Kaggs, who's a poor stupid clumsy white guy.

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Aaah by nebbish (4.00 / 2) #23 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:42:59 AM EST
I read loads of those when I was a kid. A memory best left repressed I think, I bet they were really shit.

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Well, we was about 80 when he wrote them by Rogerborg (4.00 / 1) #26 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:46:05 AM EST
Wait - there were no women in any of those books.  No women at all.

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Oh yes by hulver (4.00 / 2) #27 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:46:21 AM EST
I've still got a stack of them at home. I found D1 reading "Lion Adventure" the other day (because she loves anything to do with Lions).

Fun childrens books, really show their age though.
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If I remember rightly by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #29 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:48:07 AM EST
You used to be able to pick them up in Oxfam for 5p, and there were about 25,000 in the series. I bet my mum loved them.

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There are fewer than you think by Rogerborg (4.00 / 2) #33 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:56:56 AM EST
Like Police Squad.  It's hard to tell because they're all the same.

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Now I know by ambrosen (4.00 / 1) #39 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 07:11:40 AM EST
why you're Rogerborg.

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No. by Rogerborg (2.00 / 0) #40 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 07:42:06 AM EST
No, you don't.  The real reason is even more sophomoric.

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hey by LilFlightTest (2.00 / 0) #43 Sat Jun 24, 2006 at 08:06:50 AM EST
i was watching tv the other day, and happened upon StarTrek...and they had a baby borg. i thought of you.
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Eat memory! by yicky yacky (4.00 / 3) #18 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:39:51 AM EST

There was a series of books by Willard Price - "***** Adventure" (for some varying values of '*****') concerning two wildlife-hunting teenage delinquents - not DR and Quinch. 'African Adventure' contained the leopard-whiskers-punctured-stomach-thing, I believe. That's an awesome feat of remembrance since I must have read it last when I was nine.

If that's right, you owe me a tenner.


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Hahaha by yicky yacky (2.00 / 0) #19 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:40:42 AM EST

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DR and Quinch by nebbish (4.00 / 3) #25 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:45:28 AM EST
Would have done it better.

Sorry, you're not getting a tenner. I lost a half time bet with my mate that Sweden would beat England  with odds of 1000-1. I owe him 1p.

My betting days are over.

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But who should eat plutonium death? by Rogerborg (4.00 / 1) #28 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:46:42 AM EST
And I want the quotes from both the strip and the t-shirt.

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I have to confess by yicky yacky (4.00 / 1) #31 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:52:50 AM EST

I'd have gone solely with "weirdos" (indeed, I have in the past, but that's a different issue), although Google suggests the alternative may be "scum".


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Spoilers by Rogerborg (4.00 / 1) #32 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:55:33 AM EST
Strip: Eat plutonium death, you disgusting alien wierdos.
T-shirt: Eat plutonium death, you repulsive alien wierdos.

Why they changed it for the t-shirt is a mystery that we will have to leave to the historians and philosophers of future generations to decipher.

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Although by yicky yacky (4.00 / 1) #34 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:58:27 AM EST

they may, in turn, find this thread and realize that we were no more enlightened.


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We can but speculate by Rogerborg (4.00 / 1) #41 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 07:44:54 AM EST
Perhaps disgusting was thought too aggressively offensive for a caption spoken "through" a depiction of a shot-open chest.  Or perhaps it was a transcription error OH NOES.

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Willard Price. by ambrosen (4.00 / 1) #37 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 07:09:51 AM EST
Blast from the past. I fear I can't go and check for my copies are long since pulped, and the publisher haven't given Amazon rights to search inside the book.

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FRIDAYDEMOPANIC by Rogerborg (4.00 / 5) #15 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 06:29:26 AM EST
PANICPANICNOTIMETOCHATPANICPANI- oh, wait, we don't need it until Monday.  Borrrrred.

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Who owns the bottom shop? by lb008d (4.00 / 2) #36 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 07:04:56 AM EST


Dunno. by hulver (2.00 / 0) #38 Fri Jun 23, 2006 at 07:10:06 AM EST
It's only one shop. The second floor is not part of the shop, I think the owners live up there.
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