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By CheeseburgerBrown (Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 02:17:47 PM EST) (all tags)
My imaginarium is still on the fritz.  All I've got is loops -- as if my brain has sampled the creativity of someone feeling more fluid at the moment, and has become hung up on playing certain recordings ad nauseam.  It's like I have the world's largest movie collection in my head, but I only have five seconds of each feature.  I feel like my mind is on DRM lock-down.

There are signs of hope, however.  I am painting tiny pictures of flowers, and they please me.  Samples beneath the fold.


Two from the Yard

Water


The Old Schoolhouse has had its internal plumbing restored, and in celebration yesterday I took three baths and one and a half showers.  Our tankless system is now based around a gas-fired heat-on-demand device rather than a laser-powered one.  I would still recommend laser-powered heat-on-demand for bachelors, cottages, or anywhere else where you might reasonably be able to expect only one person to use the hot water at a time, in which circumstances it is quite economical.  Should your needs require simultaneous uses of hot water, however, I can now tell you from sure experience that no laser-based system will cut the mustard as those hefty enough to handle dual loads put such a (seemingly exponential) strain on the electrical system that any hope of smaller utility bills quickly dwindles.

So, fuck that shit.  Lasers suck.

We have opted to have this gas-fired system professionally installed after some unfortunate business with the last laser-powered install attempt that caused $500 of my blood, sweat and piles to be flushed down the drain with a mumbled apology.  Infamous words of brilliant hindsight: "If I had known it would break, ja, I vould not have tvisted it so hard."

Who could argue?

The rub, of course, is that professionals cost more than amateurs.  Amateurs you can buy a beer, but professionals want legal tender, and they'd prefer it now rather than later.  Also, any old amount won't do -- they have a specific amount in mind and that's the only one they'd care to receive.  Fortunately the lower-level dwelling parents-in-law will be contributing 17% of the cost...presumably because they only use 17% of the water.  I'd ask for a more just deal but any such talk would only net me 17% less than I'm getting now, so I'm just going to keep my mouth shut.  I've been down similar roads before, and I know where they inevitably end -- wiping flecks of somebody else's angry spittle off my face.

I bite my lip.  Seventeen percent beats zero.

So now the waterworks are working but the washing machine's gone pouty and refuses to ever finish the spin cycle, spinning endlessly and complaining with electronic squawks should you try to pry the door open.  Why does the household infrastructure hate me so much?


Air

There is a heat wave underway across great swaths of this continent.  We have officially given up on the top storey of the Old Schoolhouse and are currently living exclusively on the middle and lower levels -- the children sleep in the frigid meat-locker down below with the parents-in-law, while the milf and I are camping out in the ground-level living room.  She sleeps on the couch and I sleep on a day-bed in her office just slightly shorter than I am tall.  Sometimes in the night the rabbit jumps on my chest and sniffs my lips, which is a pretty weird way to wake up.

My car does not have air conditioning, so my ride to and from work is also a free sauna.  I try to hide in the shadow of my GPS unit but the shadow is very small (whereas I am distinctly medium-sized).  I cannot listen to my podcasts because the aux jack on my dashboard went kaput.  I cannot be shocked, as I drive the cheapest car Korea offers.  I'm just happy the wheels keep going around and around.

Toronto is encased in a dome of dirty grey smog.  It smells like spicy throat tickling.  People who live in the city tell me that they think the air quality isn't too bad, but I think all this demonstrates is a profound lack of perspective.  I'm not someone you'd characterize as especially sensitive from a respiratory point of view, but I find the morning descent into this megatropolis like going spelunking on Venus: eyes burn, coughs come, nasal passages sting...

I can't wait for today's sweet moment -- the space between about 9:05 and 9:12 PM when the world exhales and the sun drops, and just before the humidity turns clammy the air feels the same temperature as blood.


Earth

On hot summer days I wear no shoes.  This makes some people uncomfortable, though they are often loath to admit it.  It can even make some people angry, though I fail to really understand why.

I'm told that feet are dirty, but they are certainly no dirtier than shoes -- without being boxed up inside a pair, my feet are neither sweaty nor smelly.  In Canada, nobody asks you to remove your street shoes when you enter an office; the level of grime on the soles is considered acceptable and normal.  Apply this same grime to skin, however, and now people are staring and whinnying about hygiene.

Why anyone in their right mind would want to wear socks and shoes during a heatwave is beyond the powers of my imagination.  Certainly, nobody would contemplate wearing mittens on a day like this.  I prefer to keep the bottoms of my feet exposed in order to make regulating my internal temperature easier on my body, for one thing, just as I keep my palms clear and avoid wearing a toque in July.

Never the less, many people have strong feelings about feet.  I don't deny them their feelings or opinions.  I do, however, take exception when they work under the mistaken impression that their opinion should compel me to new behaviour.  Even when unable to rationalize their feelings, some people insist that the mere existence of their discomfort ought to be sufficient impetus for me to comply with their footwear ideal out of respect for their feelings.

Now, here's the thing about that: fuck no.

You see, it's one thing is someone can persuade me that their might be a sound basis to their objection, but it's another thing altogether when it admittedly comes down to a purely emotional experience of squeamishness they're not even sufficiently interested in to really analyze.  As I get older I recognize that this makes me a kind of sociopathic monster, but the fact of the matter is the mere existence of somebody's irrational discomfort isn't particularly moving to me.  After all, as a neurotic antisocial anxiety-ridden fool, there are many behaviours that others tolerate easily that I find highly abrasive -- and nobody gives a rat's ass.  I fail to see why I should respect the whims of others when I'm man enough to keep my own whims to myself.  I don't expect the world to accommodate every little feeling I have.

The trickiest people to deal with on this issue are those who won't admit that their discomfort is emotionally motivated.  Instead, they insist that their objections are based on tangible, testable, unequivocal facts.  Since most of these "facts" fail at the first blush of analysis, they invariably fall back on it being a "safety issue."  What they're really concerned by is the possibility of my cutting myself, they insist.  If I point out that my feet are too toughened from barefoot life to admit such cuts, they will have difficulty looking where I point.  For all the hooplah it is obvious that the cornerstone of their cause is simply a culturally or experientially indoctrinated reflexive disgust of feet.

In the end, the only way to deal with such critics is to hop around after them, threatening to touch them with a bare toe.


Fire

Generally, a highlight of my day lately is having hot crazed-monkey sex with Littlestar.  You might think I'd have bored of it after a decade or so, but I'm actually still fully into it.  Of all my hobbies, it is frequently among the most rewarding.  In fact, I'm fairly convinced that it just gets better and better.

She worries that all her recent shedding of pounds has unfairly diminished her bosom, but I'm not seeing anything worth complaining about.  Granted, she may have lost some loll but the underlying architecture is quite sound and thus very nicely shaped.  In fact, just a peek at her smiling cleavage can quickly put me in a mood to interface.  There's no sense in lamenting the slight shrinkage of a breast that still commands that kind of calling power.

Also, there are more and varied forms of kissing than I had ever appreciated as a clumsy younger man.  You can't always guess what time will teach you.

Ultimately, of course, teh sexiness is a state of mind more than a curve of body and it's all about how the milf uses what she's got.  Each night before I fall asleep I thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster for granted me a wife who knows how to wiggle and moan.  You can't take these things for granted, or next thing you know you're fucking a fur-lined motorized novelty product bought off a malware-infested website with a punny name.

So say we all.

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feet.. by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 02:35:43 PM EST
shoes are meant to keep the grime of the floor off..

From EMT class, they talked about how everyone does/should wear gloves to treat patients etc. But then everyone forgets about their shoes. The shoes that walked through the blood, splatter and vomit. They wear those shoes and pathogens into their house.

How clean is the WC where you work ? B/c I don't want your urine crusted nasty ass feet touching my desk, where my food, or my hands that touch my food, may come in contact with.

...are neat by CheeseburgerBrown (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 02:58:04 PM EST
Firstly, I can't imagine why anyone's feet would be on your desk.  Without hygiene even entering the discussion, it's simply uncouth.  We are not barbarians.

Secondly, I would wear shoes in a situation where I expected to come into copious contact with a stranger's bodily fluids or some kind of industrial bi-product.  Fortunately, I work in an office where my feet come into contact with nothing more exotic than carpeting sullied invisibly with the usual brew of micro-crap from the parking lot.

Finally, our washrooms are individual unisex closets rather than sex-segregated multi-unit galleries -- I find the former tends to stay cleaner.  Even so, urine is sterile.  Should my big toe accidentally touch a speck of somebody's dried urine, I'm pretty sure no harm will come of it.  I mean, if you're taking an EMT class how squeamish are you, dude?  It's just filth, after all.



Science-fiction wallah, storytelling gorilla, man wearing a hat: Cheeseburger Brown.
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shoelessness by MillMan (2.00 / 0) #10 Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 04:08:55 PM EST
"is for poor people" is all I can come up with.

Shoes off at the door makes more hygienic sense than any other approach.

"Just as there are no atheists in foxholes, there are no libertarians in financial crises." -Krugman

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restaurants, etc by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #15 Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 05:31:23 PM EST
many restaurants in the US will have signs prohibiting entry with bare feet and, when pressed, the people working there will claim it's required by state law.

it is almost always bullshit; wikipedia speculates that it was the result of an anti-hippie thing.
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.

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There's a sub shop in Colorado by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #21 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 08:00:01 AM EST
run by an old hippie. I've been there twice. There's a big stone carving in the window that says, "No shirt, no shoes, it's OK man." The guy running it smells heavily of the herb. He also makes one hell of a sammich.

Really need to get back out there.



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I'll Have a Corned Beef and Cheese To Go by CheeseburgerBrown (2.00 / 0) #32 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 09:51:41 AM EST
I Stand Close to the Counter to Hide My Foots by CheeseburgerBrown (2.00 / 0) #31 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 09:50:39 AM EST
Certainly, that is pretty much universally the case here in Canada as well.  When at home in the village I also wear no shirt, which is another restaurant no-no...due the danger of...um...nipple contamination or something.



Science-fiction wallah, storytelling gorilla, man wearing a hat: Cheeseburger Brown.
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No shirt is fine by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #41 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 01:16:20 PM EST
Provided you either shave your chest, or find a hairnet big enough to cover it. Like the one Sebastian Bach used to wear on stage.

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right. by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #43 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 04:19:35 PM EST
i can understand the rule as applied to cooks, but customers?
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.
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I don't get it either. by nightflameblue (4.00 / 1) #44 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 04:55:44 PM EST
I'm all for naked dining myself. Hell, I may open a clothing optional restaurant.

OMG, I think I just figured out how I'm going to make my fortune.



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i'm generally for naked anything. by aphrael (4.00 / 2) #46 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 06:07:36 PM EST
Once Upon A Time by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #23 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 09:16:36 AM EST
I was living with & married to a culture that was all about shoes off at the door.  They were always on my case because I would wear shoes (in my own house!) inside.  I pointed out how silly their ideal of "keeping the floors clean" was when we had a dog that was in and out all day long, not even bothering to wipe her paws.

You don't want to wear shoes?  Fine, just keep your toenails trimmed and neat (cuz EW!)  I want to wear shoes?  My choice, fuck off.  I don't see what the big deal is either way.

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Feet Eleetists (Fit Elitists?) by CheeseburgerBrown (2.00 / 0) #33 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 09:56:02 AM EST
People are very judgemental about feet.  It's all or none, baby.

I do keep my toenails trimmed, and in fact just a short while again had a lovely pedicure with the missus.  It was my first time.  I am not a foot-fetish guy, but if I had been I prolly would've wet myself when the pedicurist got to the part where she hand-jobbed my foot.  For some reason her expression was pure porn.  The squelching sounds the massage medium made were...evocative.

At any rate, I do maintain a clean foot or two.  My feet are fit to eat off of.  Well, figuratively.  I'm not actually recommending it.  It would probably tickle too much for me to tolerate.



Science-fiction wallah, storytelling gorilla, man wearing a hat: Cheeseburger Brown.
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That's Why Japan Has Better Robots Than Us. by CheeseburgerBrown (2.00 / 0) #30 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 09:49:13 AM EST
Because they just know stuff like that, about the shoes.


Science-fiction wallah, storytelling gorilla, man wearing a hat: Cheeseburger Brown.
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sorta by LilFlightTest (2.00 / 0) #16 Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 10:03:39 PM EST
urine is sterile when it exits, sure, but the moment it touches the bacteria infested floor, it becomes not sterile. at all.

i believe feet end up a smidge more grimy than shoes because of the fact that they do secrete oils which can grab dirt...but i have no problem with your choice not to wear shoes. I wish I could get away with it. I pretty much did toward the end of my pregnancy, and i just walked around the office in my socks, but pregnant women get away with a lot.
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Urine by ni (4.00 / 2) #22 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 08:23:36 AM EST
Urine isn't really sterile when it exists the body. Why it's so often said is beyond me -- virtually nothing inside us is sterile, and urine is no different.

As far as I know, urine has a very low bacterial count (we'll call it "effectively sterile") when it leaves the bladder (although I still wouldn't make agar with it). From there down, there's plenty of bacteria in it (but probably only bacteria you care about if you have a UTI). I see little reason (although I don't know much about it) to disagree with the general claim: if a person is healthy, their urine is going to be pretty unlike anything else in their body, and bacteria thriving on urea->ammonia degradation probably isn't going to have a great time of it elsewhere.

I'd probably still avoid walking in (or otherwise touching) random human urine if I could help it, though. I wouldn't want to rely on no one around me having exotic infections.


"These days it seems like sometimes dreams of Italian hyper-gonadism are all a man's got to keep him going." -- CRwM

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I'm In? by CheeseburgerBrown (2.00 / 0) #35 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 10:02:27 AM EST
I suppose the popular claim comes in comparison to other substances which seem to share a set with urine -- classic bodily excreta boogers and turds and demons.  I do appreciate the fuller musings, though.  We all should all take a few moments every now and again to ponder the relative bacterial counts of the things we touch, from door knobs to hookers.

Further, I'd like to go on record as saying I'd much rather dance in a puddle of muddy water than a puddle of pee, but if I did dance in a puddle of pee I wouldn't freak out and puke.  I'd just wash.



Science-fiction wallah, storytelling gorilla, man wearing a hat: Cheeseburger Brown.
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Ech, that's disgusting. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #37 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 10:47:15 AM EST
Door knobs. You sick fucker.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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So, One Night... by CheeseburgerBrown (4.00 / 3) #38 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 11:18:53 AM EST
...a husband and wife are getting ready to have a romantic date on the town.  As they are getting ready together, the husband becomes overwhelmed with desire and backs his wife up against the washroom door, persuading her into a lusty quickie.  When all is said and done he backs away from his wife, but she continues to writhe and groan.

"Are you alright?" he asks.

"Sure," she says.  "I'm just trying to get the door knob out of my ass."



Science-fiction wallah, storytelling gorilla, man wearing a hat: Cheeseburger Brown.
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The farm was being foreclosed . . . by ammoniacal (4.00 / 2) #40 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 11:54:26 AM EST
the crops had failed and the farmer was at a loss for how to raise the $5,000. His daughter arrived at a plan and told her father that she would go to the city and earn enough to save the family farm by selling her body. The farmer, with a heavy heart, reluctantly agreed to the plan.

Several weeks passed, and the daughter returned with her ill-gotten gains. "Father, here is the money to save our beloved farm," the daughter proclaimed "Five-thousand dollars and twenty-five cents."
The farmer paused, then hesitatingly asked, "Darling daughter, who gave you a quarter?"
"Everyone!" she replied.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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So You're Recommending I Fake Pregnancy? by CheeseburgerBrown (2.00 / 0) #34 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 09:57:03 AM EST
sure by LilFlightTest (4.00 / 1) #47 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 06:59:31 PM EST
but they'd be different conversations.
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if de-virgination results in me being able to birth hammerhead sharks, SIGN ME UP!!! --misslake
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Two of my previous incarnations required by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #13 Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 04:45:12 PM EST
the use of shoe covers. Death scene investigations (the spent covers go to the lab for trace fiber analysis too) and in haz-mat, the inspectors wore them to cover their (steel-toed) street shoes in the plants to minimize contamination.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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your argument seems a bit flawed. by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 02:38:26 PM EST
I assume though no one else is going barefoot.  If not, then I don't see why they would care if you do.

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I Don't Follow. by CheeseburgerBrown (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 02:59:28 PM EST
What bearing does the popularity of the behaviour have?  I don't get it.



Science-fiction wallah, storytelling gorilla, man wearing a hat: Cheeseburger Brown.
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sorry post dental work fogginess. by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #11 Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 04:11:23 PM EST


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I Hear You. by CheeseburgerBrown (2.00 / 0) #29 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 09:48:22 AM EST
I'm down one wisdom tooth as of last week, and will have another plucked a week next Monday.  Whee!



Science-fiction wallah, storytelling gorilla, man wearing a hat: Cheeseburger Brown.
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ugh by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #45 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 06:05:11 PM EST
Dentist next year is gonna push to have all my wisdom pulled.  They have no cavities, and they don't bother me.  I'm not for pulling them.

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Nice paintings. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 03:07:55 PM EST
Are these digital or slap on a canvas/paper type paintings? Not that it matters, they still look cool. I just tend to be curious about such things.

iPad, Mofo by CheeseburgerBrown (2.00 / 0) #7 Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 03:32:38 PM EST
I did 'em up on the iPad using a PogoSketch passive stylus and Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, which is currently my absolutely favourite iPad activity.  As you can imagine, I'm really anxious to flip my current model for a new one as soon as the Retina Display (TM) technology gets into the iPad line.



Science-fiction wallah, storytelling gorilla, man wearing a hat: Cheeseburger Brown.
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Wow. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #9 Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 04:00:29 PM EST
OK, I have to say that's the first iPad related activity that has actually caught my interest. I didn't realize they already had such decent drawing/painting apps for it.

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Still Awaiting Pressure Sensitivity by CheeseburgerBrown (2.00 / 0) #28 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 09:46:58 AM EST
Like I said, the stylus I'm using is utterly passive -- it's basically just a metal tube with a magnet at the end.  The folks behind it posted a technical demonstration recently that showed an active stylus at work; combined with the use of undocumented Apple APIs they were able to pass nib-pressure information from the stylus to the iPad (over Bluetooth, I'm assuming).  So, a pressure-sensitive pen is possible in theory, but not yet available as apps that use the secret APIs can't be blessed through the App Store.

Oh yeah, and they also were able to get the iPad to ignore accidental input from the heel of the hand, which would make a big difference for fluid note-taking.

A couple of big name artists like David Hockney have glommed onto the Brushes app, but it's got no smudge tool and I'm big on smudging so SketchBook Pro was the only real choice for me.  Other than those two, all of the other currently available sketching apps are just toys (poor motion-to-line fidelity, chunky brushes, no support for Photoshop layers/transfer modes/transparency, etc.).





Science-fiction wallah, storytelling gorilla, man wearing a hat: Cheeseburger Brown.
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What you're saying at the end there. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #42 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 01:23:33 PM EST
That's what I'd heard in general on the art forum I hang out on. I gotta say, they get a really quality painting app, plus that fancy new iPhone 4 like screen, and pressure sensitivity, an iPad would blow away the Wacom Cintiq on the price/performance thing for average doodlers like myself. And you could paint pretty much anywhere you go with it.

That happens, I may give in. Well, maybe.

This space left for those who don't understand price/performance doesn't mean overall quality.



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PogoSketch... by Metatone (2.00 / 0) #19 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 05:11:29 AM EST
I looked at one, but the steel underpinning seemed a bit sharp, any troubles with screen scratching? 

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No Scratches by CheeseburgerBrown (2.00 / 0) #27 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 09:40:47 AM EST
However, I do worry over the decidedly inferior construction of the soft "nib" affixed in place in order to avoid screen scratchage.  It should be noted at this point that the PogoSketch is a $15 item.

Given the vomit-inducing shipping fees they applied to my Canadian order, I really should've bought two.



Science-fiction wallah, storytelling gorilla, man wearing a hat: Cheeseburger Brown.
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Shoes by FlightTest (4.00 / 1) #6 Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 03:31:00 PM EST
Because if you step on a dropped thumbtack in your shoes, you will not bleed all over the carpet.

Because if you don't wear shoes, then Big Bertha in accounting will feel free to not wear shoes, and it turns out SHE has this really gross fungal condition under her toes.

Because if you don't wear shoes, then Dumb Donald in sales will feel free to not wear shoes, and he will catch (or claim to have caught) the fungal growth from Big Bertha and sue the company for not forcing him to wear shoes (he's a transplanted American, you see).

Basically, to protect you from yourself, and to protect the company from someone's stupidity.


Feet by CheeseburgerBrown (2.00 / 0) #8 Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 03:37:30 PM EST
Poppycock! because people who don't wear shoes all summer cannot be pierced by the likes of a mere tack!

Poppycock! because accountants never take their shoes off, not even in the bath!

Poppycock! because Donald should've read the fine print on the company's insurance policy which clearly states that failing to wear protective footwear appropriate to the situation means Donald assumes any risk!

Poppycock! because the company is not my nanny, and those who do require a nanny are generally in positioned well-curtailed by rules.  Such rules don't apply to me, is all.



Science-fiction wallah, storytelling gorilla, man wearing a hat: Cheeseburger Brown.
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actually by bobdole (4.00 / 1) #50 Sun Jul 11, 2010 at 01:31:22 PM EST
if Bertha and the other colleagues stopped wearing shoes, their fungal infections would subside due to not having a hot and moist environ in which to thrive while their hosts slave away at the office.



-- The revolution will not be televised.
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Writer's block by nebbish (4.00 / 3) #12 Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 04:35:10 PM EST
Eat strong cheese, keep a notebook next to your bed for dreams

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It's political correctness gone mad!

at a minimum by garlic (4.00 / 2) #48 Sun Jul 11, 2010 at 03:36:17 AM EST
you'll have eaten tasty cheeses.


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Hey, CheeseburgerO'Keefe: by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #14 Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 04:47:56 PM EST
I can mail you a battery-powered FM transmitter so you can listen to your 'casts. LMK if you want it.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

I Can't Hear You Over The Static by CheeseburgerBrown (4.00 / 1) #26 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 09:38:14 AM EST
Appreciated, but actually I've been down that road before.  Due to the length of my commute, I am obliged to change frequencies several times throughout the trip, and it pisses me off (memory buttons or no memory buttons).

I think my ultimate solution will be to take my car back to the dealers and cry like a girl until they agree to fix it for free.



Science-fiction wallah, storytelling gorilla, man wearing a hat: Cheeseburger Brown.
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i wear my headphones by garlic (2.00 / 0) #49 Sun Jul 11, 2010 at 03:37:50 AM EST
it's of indefinate legality because while they (currently) are technically a hands free kit, the officer was quick to give me a ticket with my last set that weren't technically a hands free kit.


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I would love to go barefoot at work by gpig (2.00 / 0) #17 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 01:13:53 AM EST
I could probably get away with it, except that I work in a chemistry department -- there are certain hazards associated with such places.
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I <3 HF by ammoniacal (4.00 / 2) #18 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 02:59:12 AM EST
That shit's gonna be my Hemlock. That, or


"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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HF's a bad way to go by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #36 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 10:20:05 AM EST
I've worked with it. You get real paranoid around that stuff.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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I See Your Point. by CheeseburgerBrown (4.00 / 2) #25 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 09:36:31 AM EST
In that light, you also have my official permission to wear impenetrable mittens, impregnable goggles, and some kind of jolly hat.



Science-fiction wallah, storytelling gorilla, man wearing a hat: Cheeseburger Brown.
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Right now by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #20 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 06:39:51 AM EST
I'm sat at my desk, in my socks.  The office carpet is a rough weave that feels unpleasant to walk on barefoot.

I am with you brother, fighting the tyranny of the shoe.

Also, your first picture looks like some yellow alien homunculus surrounded by either wings or an energy field.  With a tantacle spitting a flying vagina at it.

But hey, I am no art critic.


Or even by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #39 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 11:41:58 AM EST
Tentacle.


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i like to wear shoes by StackyMcRacky (4.00 / 1) #24 Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 09:22:26 AM EST
but i don't enforce my views on anybody else except my son in some cases:  shoes are REQUIRED when he goes into the garage.

other than that, he's barefoot all day long.

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