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Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:38 am
by benebarba
Since I grew up on and around military bases of various types, I'm one of those people who sometimes watch stuff flying overhead but am not greatly bothered by it. I can't imagine what people would have thought of say tanks being driven in (on flatbeds, of course) for transport to/from overseas.

For example, when a couple blackhawks (can't remember if one had the white stripe) were flying east-bound from O'Hare a couple years back, I knew there'd be some annoying bad traffic patterns downtown and late flights. Sure enough, Obama had flown in, and there was bad traffic and late flights (if he was the cause, however, is debatable :P)

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:17 am
by Shoju
benebarba wrote:Since I grew up on and around military bases of various types, I'm one of those people who sometimes watch stuff flying overhead but am not greatly bothered by it. I can't imagine what people would have thought of say tanks being driven in (on flatbeds, of course) for transport to/from overseas.

For example, when a couple blackhawks (can't remember if one had the white stripe) were flying east-bound from O'Hare a couple years back, I knew there'd be some annoying bad traffic patterns downtown and late flights. Sure enough, Obama had flown in, and there was bad traffic and late flights (if he was the cause, however, is debatable :P)


My business has to freak people out then. We have 18+ Military Trucks on the lot right now, and our Repair Shop is about 15 miles away. Why? Well, because we own the building, it has ample space, and was pretty easy to put a service bay capable of handling huge trucks in.

So you know what happens? When it's monthly service time, there is a convoy of Military Trucks. Headed through the Ohio Country side. They all have Dealer plates, so you would only ever see a license plate on the back of the last truck, since we try to stick close together when driving them, in case of a problem. And we normally drive 5-6 of them over at a time.

ZOMG IT'S AN INVASION!

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:40 pm
by bldavis
i love seeing military convoys, esp when there is a tank or a humvee with something on the back of it!

it might be that i have been around military my whole life (father, uncle, and cousin were/are all military and i was going to join the army before my knee got f-ed) but until i see someone in military uniform walking down the street carrying weapons i will never think its an invasion

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:42 am
by Fetzie
bldavis wrote:i love seeing military convoys, esp when there is a tank or a humvee with something on the back of it!

it might be that i have been around military my whole life (father, uncle, and cousin were/are all military and i was going to join the army before my knee got f-ed) but until i see someone in military uniform walking down the street carrying weapons i will never think its an invasion


I love seeing diggers and stuff doing their thing; if I'm ever rich enough I'm going to buy a house with a big garden, and reserve part of the garden for digging with the nice little JCB that I will have bought :D

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:46 am
by bldavis
they are fun to run
one of the perks of being a landscaper for ~10 years :D

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:01 pm
by Klaudandus
Driving under the influence of Ibuprofen is now a crime in NH
http://www.eagletribune.com/latestnews/ ... ect-in-N-H

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:03 pm
by Fetzie
Klaudandus wrote:Driving under the influence of Ibuprofen is now a crime in NH
http://www.eagletribune.com/latestnews/ ... ect-in-N-H

Last time I took Ibuprofen, I felt like I'd drunk a couple of beers. I didn't feel like I wanted to drive like that.

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:13 pm
by Klaudandus
Fetzie wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:Driving under the influence of Ibuprofen is now a crime in NH
http://www.eagletribune.com/latestnews/ ... ect-in-N-H

Last time I took Ibuprofen, I felt like I'd drunk a couple of beers. I didn't feel like I wanted to drive like that.


Never had that happen to me... Benadryl on the other hand...

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:30 pm
by Fetzie
I did take twice the recommended amount (a whole one instead of a half), but still.

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:14 pm
by bldavis
how the....
i normally take 3-4 pills with some tylenol (yes i know i am fucking over my liver, but its what it takes for the pain) and never feel loopy or drunk from ibuprofen

maybe i just have a high resistance to it now and dont feel it anymore

though benadryl, im with klaud on..
2 pills is generally enough to knock me out, and 1 is enough i dont feel safe riding a bike, much less driving

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:27 pm
by Fetzie
It was the first Ibuprofen I'd taken in about 5 years.

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:35 pm
by bldavis
ah..that might be part of it too
i typically take some every couple of weeks at least

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:18 pm
by Sagara
Annne's latest WoW Insider Know Your Lore is turning into quite the fun little sh*tstorm :) Speaking as a BE love, I still think she's a bit biased towards the BE, but taken with a grain of salt, it's a pretty nice read.

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:52 am
by Sagara
<--- MFW

It's apparently baaaad to tell people taking sick leave to "just make certain you send all the papers today and get some rest, and it's ok." Because it promotes people taking sick leave.

wut?

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:45 am
by Nooska
@bldavis I think that when you use pain meds to actually combat pain, you don't feel the "impairedness", but only actually feel it if you cover the pain and then some (or have a low tolerance).
Living with constant migraine for 10 years I've been on some pretty mad doses of ibuprofen at times (1600mg, 3x/day) and never felt impaired (now when I used Vioxx otoh - also had a mild stroke shortly after I stopped using it, and about a month later Vioxx and clots/strokes/sudden death syndrome was linked)

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:10 am
by Fetzie

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:46 am
by Klaudandus
Fetzie wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10333211

Image
Was it this guy?

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:17 pm
by benebarba
running Will as ret, got to see a group run through 3 different languages trying to tell one tank to move the boss out of the center of the room. None seemed to take. I finally ended up taunt-chaining and running until he was in place, and hoped the guy kept him there.

I totally missed my opportunity to HoP a tank and *not* have the raid freak :P

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:07 pm
by Klaudandus
I know its old, but talk about a smarmy douchecanoe
http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2012 ... racine.php

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:25 am
by Klaudandus
A different amusement.

There are some geese a block away from the office, and I just saw one get ran over by a pick-up truck -- I thought it was dead, but then it stood up, flapped its wings, shook its head and walked away, like a boss.

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:19 am
by Levantine
I realised the only thing I miss about WoW is my guild atmosphere. I've been taking a break over the new year and honestly I don't miss the game at all, but I'll probably stick around just to keep in touch with Ami et al.

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:24 am
by Mannstein
Sagara wrote:<--- MFW

It's apparently baaaad to tell people taking sick leave to "just make certain you send all the papers today and get some rest, and it's ok." Because it promotes people taking sick leave.

wut?

My ex-boss (female) quotes on the matter:
When told a worker's wife is having a child:
"How could you do this to me?"
When told that another worker would have in a kid a few months:
"Are you guys crazy all of a suden?"

When i told her i was getting married:
"At least i hope she isn't pregnant"

When i was ordered to stay home due to small pox:
"Are you ok for us to send you your laptop so you can work from home? Your colleague already left 15minutes ago and should be arrive at your home with it."

When she comed to work with a serious flu and couldn't type a understandable e-mail:
"A real men doesn't stay at home when sick"
When the 50% team got sick because above flu was contagious and stayed home to prevent spreading:
"These guys use any excuse to stay at home"

P.S. But despite all things above, in the 5years i worked for her, she never reported any worker as sick to HR.

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:11 pm
by Klaudandus
was trolling in the BMAH, now about to be burned by getting stuck with a 90K heroic dps plate belt -- oh well.

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:35 am
by Era
Klaudandus wrote:was trolling in the BMAH, now about to be burned by getting stuck with a 90K heroic dps plate belt -- oh well.


Any chance it has semi-useful stats so you can rationalize using it once you get enough stats from other gear? :mrgreen:

Re: Post Your Amusements!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:07 am
by Klaudandus
it's actually 2nd BiS