December 24th, 2003

us being wacky mar 2011

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Costco. Oh my lord. Why did no one ever tell me about this place? It's amazing. Aisles upon aisles of things I really don't need but feel compelled to buy anyway. I think it has to do with the sheer size of the packaging. The mayonnaise jars alone are enough to send you into shock. Gargantuan. More than a lifetime's supply. And it hardly matters that I'll still have a good fourth of the vat'o'mayo left when I kick off because the price! For five dollars I shall never have to buy condiments again. When I move, I'll simply lug them with me, like beloved furniture. A permanent fixture, my mayonnaise. I'm really very sure someone should have told me about this mecca earlier.
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From eselgeist

On reading the four gospels:

"It frankly read like fan fiction to me.. or more accurately, it felt like watching and really enjoying Star Wars, a simplistic, fun ride of a film, then having to deal with the ponderous bulk of the rest of the "mythos" as it got expanded upon and elaborated into this baroque, convoluted Thing.. with more and better special effects, sure, but increasingly detached from the perfectly fine, satisfyingly complete, power of the primary work."
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domino--by chuchan

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ket_makura, here

I forgot to say that I saw "Return of the King" the other day.

I'm not gonna give you any spoilers, and all I will say is this: The ending made me think "I sense a great disturbance in the force, as if a thousand yaoi fangirls cried out at once, and then were silenced."


From partly_cloudy

There's some weird stuff in junk mail
Silliest invention ever: a bathroom scale with a glass top. It uses impedance, claims to be able to hold up to 380 lbs, and definitely looks sleek and spiffy. But, still, it's a glass scale, which is far too amusing. I wonder, if someone ordered one of these and got the defective one and it broke the first time they stepped on it, would they even bother returning it for a replacement under the warranty (Reason for return: "Did not hold my weight" or "Broke on first use")? Hmmm...sounds like a cozy scam: get people to purchase defective glass scales that break on first use, but no customer files warranty claims or even tries to get medical bills paid (glass shard removal) because they're too embarrassed to admit they broke it when they stepped on it. Maybe even get the courts to laugh at them if someone does file a personal injury lawsuit ("A glass scale? You bought a glass scale, and you're trying to sue the company because it broke?" **judicial guffaws**).

Yup, far too amusing.

Ket's Note: Sorry bout all the retarted crap I did with the linking.
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Produce Panic

I also think we should change the "Terror Alert" system to make it more user-friendly and less frightening. Keep "orange," but change "red" to "apple," "yellow" to "banana," and so on and so forth. "Green" could be "lettuce," because lettuce is nice and safe. That way, when you say, "We're at apple alert! We're at apple alert!" people are more apt to behave in a calm and collected manner than if you use some panic-inciting "red alert"-type phrase. And, really, I just want to be able to say, "banana alert," at some point in my life. -- bakedgoldfish

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It's a mooving tail really. The USDA has a steak in this matter, and you know what it is? Upset Bovine Disorder. Now, in all seriousness, the fact that the meat from a cow confirmed diseased has made it into the food supply- it's udderly ridiculous. I have a serious beef with the fertilizer responsible for that oversight, let me tell you. Fucking load of bull is what it is.

Reply from ellenk:
I hadn't herd that story before.
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