February 20th, 2007

Canadian Borg

Neither rain nor snow nor flaming skulls...

mattybee: This is a setting where weird shit happens on a regular basis. It's not that terribly out of character for people to go "Huh, that's odd" to raining flaming skulls, or "That's annoying".

beardedtroll: "Why, Frinton old chap, it seems to be raining burning cattle skulls today."

"Yes, sir. It started about an hour ago. Will you be dining in this evening, then?"

"Certainly not. A gentleman does not let himself be swayed from an appointment over a little bit of rain. Fetch me my steel-reinforced umbrella."

"Of course, sir. Shall I run the sprinklers this evening? All that fire isn't very good for the lawn."

"Oh yes, the lawn. You can run them for an hour as soon as the rain has let up. Oh, and if you'd be as kind as to tell the gardner to cart the skulls away first thing in the morning?"

"Certainly, sir. Here, let me get the door. Enjoy your evening, sir."

Context has more than enough apathy to go around.
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scinex likes his cox...

I do say, I would appreciate it greatly if everyone would stop sniggering whenever I say "cox box". It is not dirty, it is a legitimate tool used in rowing to assist with stroke measurement. And would people stop giggling at THAT as well? For f*#&'s sake, grow up a little, would you?

Context would like to join Crew. (Though that's all there is to it.)
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didoslament83 says don't let the door hit you on the a** on the way out

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the win:

"Well Rita, that's all fine and well. However you are well outside of the return period. So in addition to our 25$ restocking fee, and Big Pink T's 200$ early termination fee, I'm afraid the third party agreement you signed requires you to pay the discount you received in full within 30 days or be subject to contact by our credit department. But I suppose if my immortal soul is REALLY worth the 379.05 + tax, then more power too you. Have a good one. And please refrain from harassing any other member of the shopping public... STAFF OR OTHERWISE."

context left the B&N manager was standing there, mouth open, looking misty eyed.
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  • wolfp10

The subsets of asshats

Over in stupid_free, in response to this ms_daisy_cutter has this to say:

No, it just brings out a certain subset of asshats. Asshats are a most, er, diverse genus, with a multitude of species. We are currently observing the mating and feeding rituals of Asshattus racismus, sometimes known as the Ivory Tower Chattering Magpie.

Now if the snark were being made about a post in boob_nazis or the like, the species in question would be Asshattus mammarius, commonly known as the Crusty-Tipped Tit (or the Great Veiny Booby). If the offending post originated in anti_feminism, then we would probably be dealing with Asshattus phallocrates, the common name of which is the Lesser Waving Cock. And if this were some sort of body-mod or tattoo-related wank, we would likely be putting up with Asshattus Scarificatus, a/k/a the common Lookatme-Lookatme.

QWP, context is knowing the differences between sub-species.
  • thm

You just...look at the picture, really.

sandoz_iscariot weighs in on a debate about the suitability of a picture of Rei Ayanami posted to ngevangelion:

I honestly don't see how this picture is any more sexual or "unsafe" than 99.9% of the other official Rei pics that GAINAX puts out. It's not as if she's using the Lance as a stripper pole.

Posted with permission, and Ye Olde Contexte is here, as is the picture in question. Enjoy!
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