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[#] Sat Sep 03 2016 14:08:56 EDT from triLcat

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browncoats!

 



[#] Thu Oct 13 2016 06:53:21 EDT from zooer

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Janet Jackson is pregnant at 50.  I hope she isn't going to breast feed, that baby might hurt itself on that huge nipple ring.



[#] Thu Oct 13 2016 08:56:11 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Just replace the nipple ring with a teething ring, problem solved.

[#] Fri Oct 14 2016 13:13:16 EDT from fleeb

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I kind of wish I could easily write like this:

https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!msg/alt.language.artificial/ZL4e3fD7eW0/_7p8bKwLJWkJ

The non-Germanic loanwords were dropped in favor of a form of English where the words derive from German, and words created in this language use Germantic rules.

[#] Fri Oct 21 2016 08:42:46 EDT from LoanShark

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Jury duty sucks.

That is all.

[#] Fri Oct 21 2016 11:22:46 EDT from wizard of aahz

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Would you want you on a jury if you were on trial?

[#] Fri Oct 21 2016 12:32:05 EDT from fleeb

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That would depend, for me.

If I wanted to drag the whole thing out, probably. I'd think the eventual result would be a jury that turned inward on each other and started to give into cannibalization, probably starting with me. Because I'd likely switch from one side to the other, over and over again, arguing either side of the case, preventing any kind of progress.

[#] Tue Oct 25 2016 08:42:06 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I'd like to sit on a jury with fleeb, just for the lulz.  It would be fun to take fiercely opposite positions on the case and then occasionally switch sides.

(Of course, I would never be selected for a jury because I know what FIJA is and am not afraid to point it out.  Judges and lawyers hate jurors who know their rights.)



[#] Tue Oct 25 2016 17:30:31 EDT from LoanShark

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This business is far too serious. But the foreman is lulzing it up over members falling asleep... I am hearing snoring every day.

[#] Mon Oct 31 2016 12:40:14 EDT from fleeb

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When I walk, my shoes make the sounds of tortoise sex.

[#] Mon Oct 31 2016 14:27:55 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Me, standing on the street corner, with a sippy-cup full of Pellegrino. (true story)

[#] Sat Nov 05 2016 20:00:12 EDT from zooer

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Happiness is an empty bladder.



[#] Mon Nov 14 2016 11:40:51 EST from Shazam

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I sat on a jury within the last year. I felt SO bad for the people who were trying to argue in court over their dispute. We just weren't paying almost any attention, no one really cared, every opportunity we weren't actually IN the court room, we were cracking jokes and the laughter got so out of hand they had to come ask us to please keep it down, repeatedly.  I pointed out to the other jurors that these people have been waiting 4 years and today is their "big day in court", but it just set off another round of loud laughter. To be fair, it really was funny. But I learned to not try to get a jury if you ever have reason to be in court.  Those people want to be ANYWHERE else, and don't care about you and your whining, and in their hearts and minds they blame you personally for having to be on jury duty in the first place, rather than out living their lives. 



[#] Mon Nov 14 2016 12:30:22 EST from LoanShark

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Sounds like a civil case and not a very important one - or so your members thought. I finished a criminal case last month. Very serious matter, we certainly took it as seriously as we could although yes, we were cracking jokes about people falling asleep in the jury box (and I *did* hear snoring from the seat behind or in front of me).

[#] Tue Nov 22 2016 10:44:48 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Let's face it, Cheez-Its are really just Goldfish crackers for people who are pretending to be adults.

[#] Wed Nov 23 2016 15:29:57 EST from Shazam

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Can we still "pretend" to be adults? Lately I've been feeling too old and stiff to pretend to be young anymore.  And I'm sure goldfish crackers aren't allowed on "THE DIET". 



[#] Thu Nov 24 2016 14:23:33 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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I've been pretending to be an adult since the day I turned 18. I think most of us are.

[#] Mon Nov 28 2016 18:03:44 EST from zooer

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Tue Nov 22 2016 10:44:48 AM EST from IGnatius T Foobar
Let's face it, Cheez-Its are really just Goldfish crackers for people who are pretending to be adults.

 

That is odd you brought this up because the family was discussing the differences between Nips, cheeze-its and Goldfish.  Cheez-its have a better flavor.



[#] Tue Nov 29 2016 12:28:14 EST from fleeb

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Pretending to be an adult... weird thing is, somehow, everything keeps working despite this ridiculous idea that I'm only acting like an adult on those occasions where it seems useful.

If society really works this way, we should tremble in fear.

[#] Wed Nov 30 2016 05:11:22 EST from the_mgt

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It is even worse, my civil service year told me, that even heavily mentally challenged people can pretend to have a fluent conversation with you. Although they understand nothing of the content! They simply need to know when to reply with which combination of context words. Think of Searle's Chinese Room thought experiment. They do not only pretend to be adults, they can also successfully pretend to be smart persons. 

This implies that society is build on the illusion of conversation and we are all mutually passing the Turing test, although we often do not transmit intellectual content.

This also implies that the receiver, not the sender, determines the content of a message.

It also explains why so many things are so messed up.



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