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Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

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Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

Post by mister d » Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:42 pm

Got a two-fer today:

1. There should be a term for conversational value where the replacement level is whether your kids are interrupting you or bailing you out.

2. Fake jerseys should be a thing. Like Giannis Knicks jersey or a Mahomes Jets jersey.
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Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

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Last night, I learned this twitter account exists:
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Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

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Last night, I learned this twitter account exists:
You know that’s just a GPJ side hustle, right?
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Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

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mister d wrote:
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2. Fake jerseys should be a thing. Like Giannis Knicks jersey or a Mahomes Jets jersey.
Bizarre but I like it.
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Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

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Pruitt wrote:
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mister d wrote:
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2. Fake jerseys should be a thing. Like Giannis Knicks jersey or a Mahomes Jets jersey.
Bizarre but I like it.
In college, there was an intramural basketball team where they all had the same Shaq Laker's jersey with the wrong number. A store was selling misprints for $5, so they all got one.
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Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

Post by sancarlos » Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:38 pm

So, funny thing happened to me in Seattle on Friday. Learned a lesson about media stuff, too.

I met up with my old high school best friend, who lives in Seattle. He went into a brewpub/pizza place on University Way to pick up a pizza he ordered, and I waited outside. I started chatting with a lady outside who was holding a video camera. She introduced me to a reporter from KOMO ABC news who said she was doing a report on how the suspension of Pac-12 football games was affecting fans and local businesses. She asked me if I would do a "man on the street" interview for the local news. So, I did. I said that it was sad for the fans, students and businesses that the games were off, but that I thought it was prudent and the appropriate thing to do, given the Covid issues, etc.

They put my full interview in the print part of their website, at this link. (Unfortunately, the video link on this story doesn't include the section of me on camera!) But, for the televised portion of my interview, they edited it down. Unfortunately, they took out the later part of the interview, so on TV it just had me talking about how sad it is. So, they gave the mistaken impression that I think the games should still be played.
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Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

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He went into a brewpub/pizza place on University Way to pick up a pizza he ordered, and I waited outside.
So you were at Big Time?
I started chatting with a lady outside who was holding a video camera. She introduced me to a reporter from KOMO ABC news who said she was doing a report on how the suspension of Pac-12 football games was affecting fans and local businesses. She asked me if I would do a "man on the street" interview for the local news. So, I did. I said that it was sad for the fans, students and businesses that the games were off, but that I thought it was prudent and the appropriate thing to do, given the Covid issues, etc.
KOMO is the local Sinclair/Propaganda outlet.

The Seattle Times today had a pretty similar article today....complete with an interview with the owner of Big Time.

'We just have to survive and keep going forward': How local businesses are impacted by a fall without UW football
But, again, there’s an elephant in the room — and this one is less literal. As COVID-19 continues to crush the local economy, businesses like Big Time Brewing are suddenly struggling to survive. Classes have moved almost entirely online, and a fall UW football season won’t arrive in September to help keep them going.

The Pac-12 Conference announced this month that its fall sports season has been postponed through the end of the year. And in a letter to UW fans, athletic director Jen Cohen estimated that the Huskies could suffer up to $70 million in revenue losses as a result.

But the University of Washington won’t be the only one affected. There are also boat charters and hotels and restaurants and bars. There are so many endangered elephants.

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Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

Post by sancarlos » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:28 pm

Yeah, that was the place we were at. Learning that it is Sinclair - now it makes sense that they edited my spot to imply the statement they wanted.
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Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

Post by DaveInSeattle » Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:51 pm

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In college, there was an intramural basketball team where they all had the same Shaq Laker's jersey with the wrong number. A store was selling misprints for $5, so they all got one.
A few years ago we sat behind someone at a Sounders game that had a DeAndre Yedlin jersey on...but it said 'Yeldin'. The guy told us his grandmother had given it to him as a birthday present and he didn't have the heart to tell her it was a typo.

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Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:59 pm

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Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

Post by P.D.X. » Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:10 pm

DaveInSeattle wrote:
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The Sybian wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:59 pm
In college, there was an intramural basketball team where they all had the same Shaq Laker's jersey with the wrong number. A store was selling misprints for $5, so they all got one.
A few years ago we sat behind someone at a Sounders game that had a DeAndre Yedlin jersey on...but it said 'Yeldin'. The guy told us his grandmother had given it to him as a birthday present and he didn't have the heart to tell her it was a typo.
Eh, no one probably noticed

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Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

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Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

Post by DaveInSeattle » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:56 pm

Someone I work with just had their first kid. The name? Geddy Lee <last name>.

Yep...he's a Canadian.

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Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

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DaveInSeattle wrote:
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Someone I work with just had their first kid. The name? Geddy Lee <last name>.

Yep...he's a Canadian.
That's funny. I watched a documentary on Rush awhile back and learned that Geddy Lee's given name is/was Gary Weintraub. His mother is from eastern europe (a holocaust survivor), so when she would call her son by his first name, her accent made it sound like she was saying "Geddy". In jest, his friends would imitate his mother and called him Geddy. And, the name stuck.
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Post by Rush2112 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:47 am

And Alex Lifeson's real last name is Živojinović which when translated from Serbian means son of life.
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Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

Post by mister d » Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:26 pm

This was an offline chat I'm bringing online ... does anyone here carry a pocketknife around? Including me, its 3 for 3 that we don't (and never really considered it) but our dads did/do.
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Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

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mister d wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:26 pm
This was an offline chat I'm bringing online ... does anyone here carry a pocketknife around? Including me, its 3 for 3 that we don't (and never really considered it) but our dads did/do.
Make it 4 for 4 (though I'm considering starting out of respect for my dad).
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Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

Post by govmentchedda » Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:27 pm

Neither me nor my father carry a pocket knife.
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Post by A_B » Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:34 pm

I don't carry one, but I do have one in both glove boxes. And whenever I start doing any kind of odd job around the house I usually pop one in there, but not for daily carry.

I didn't live with my dad growing up, but my grandpa absolutely carried a knife. And used it. I have one of his old pocketknives, actually.
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Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

Post by sancarlos » Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:37 pm

mister d wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:26 pm
This was an offline chat I'm bringing online ... does anyone here carry a pocketknife around? Including me, its 3 for 3 that we don't (and never really considered it) but our dads did/do.
I've never carried one. My father always carries a little pocket knife. (He mainly uses it for opening packages and cleaning his fingernails.)
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Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:40 pm

Me no..have two in my desk.

My father always carried a swiss army knife and small foldable scissors. He also had a pocket sized yearly calendar/address book. It was a New Year's process of rewriting all of the addresses, birthdays, and such into it. It was his outlook. I got him a Palm Pilot and he loved it..not to use..he liked the happy green circle that glowed as it charged (never took it out of the doc).


Note my dad also made all of his students learn to use a slide rule and would wear a pocket protector.

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Post by BSF21 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:49 pm

I'm 50/50 given the day on having a folding knife with a replaceable box cutter blade on me. I used to carry a knife every day and I just ended up losing too many of them.
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Post by HaulCitgo » Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:51 pm

Cub scouts about all. Pic of dad is rather rockwellian. Nice.

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mister d wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:26 pm
This was an offline chat I'm bringing online ... does anyone here carry a pocketknife around? Including me, its 3 for 3 that we don't (and never really considered it) but our dads did/do.
I don't carry one around, but I have a utility/multi-purpose thing that is always around. I use it to open boxes, when I need a Phillips or Flathead screwdriver, and various other odd jobs where I don't want to have to go to the basement where I keep my tools.
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Post by Johnnie » Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:53 pm

When deployed both a Gerber ("tactical steak knife") and a Leatherman (much better Swiss Army Knife).

When not deployed, nope.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:59 pm

HaulCitgo wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:51 pm
Cub scouts about all. Pic of dad is rather rockwellian. Nice.
I think that was from some University of Maryland Annual Report years ago.

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:29 pm

One in each car and the motor home and the house. But rarely in my pocket.
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mister d wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:26 pm
This was an offline chat I'm bringing online ... does anyone here carry a pocketknife around? Including me, its 3 for 3 that we don't (and never really considered it) but our dads did/do.
My father always carried a small penknife, and gave me one for my birthday when I was about 8 or 9. No idea where that is now...I never really carried it anywhere.

Back when I used to work more with hardware then I do now, I would carry a leatherman (and a mini-mag light) at work. Came in handy many times. Now that I'm strictly software, my leatherman lives with my camping gear.

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Post by The Sybian » Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:11 pm

I completely forgot, but I used to have a Swiss Army knife someone gave me as a gift. I used to use it as a keychain. Completely forgot I had it as I tried to enter the court house to get sworn in as a member of the NJ Bar. Turned away by the security guard and as I sort of panicked on what to do (I took a train), a very shady looking guy came up to me and told me to hide it in a potted plant on the sidewalk. I took my keys off, went in the courthouse, and I was surprised to find my knife when I came out. I don't think I ever carried it again after that day.
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Post by govmentchedda » Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:15 pm

I never carried before I became an attorney, but any idea that I'd carry a knife was certainly dispelled after having to go through courthouse security checks regularly. It's also why I always have my phone on vibrate only.
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Post by A_B » Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:37 pm

I lost a decent keychain multitool to tsa because I forgot I had it
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Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

Post by DaveInSeattle » Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:09 am

Today I learned that David Fincher directed the George Michael "Freedom 90" video. I had no idea...



But now it all makes sense...

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Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

Post by Shirley » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:49 am

Never carry a knife, but I do have a Swiss Army knife on my desk here at home. I think it was a gift to a kid at one point and ended up here somehow. I fiddle with it constantly.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:55 pm

A_B wrote:
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I lost a decent keychain multitool to tsa because I forgot I had it
I had about five keychain Leatherman tools once upon a time (and just one at a time on the keychain), but they all eventually went away from stuff like this. One at Staples Center, one at concert security...
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Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

Post by mister d » Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:16 pm

If things ever return to normal and we can worry about frivolous things again, I'm going to start a campaign against coffee makers measuring in false cups.
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Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

Post by rass » Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:28 pm

What? Just a smidge over the 6 cup line on the maker = somewhere between 2.5 to 2.75 big boy cups for rass. Perfect.
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Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

Post by mister d » Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:31 pm

A cup is a unit of measure. Its 8 ounces. You can't sell a 6 foot couch and then be like "we mean foot like the length of the average person's foot which is 10 inches".
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