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Re: What I learned today!
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2008, 06:21:00 AM »

I learned that this thread is pretty much destined to become the new Bullshit.
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Re: What I learned today!
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2008, 07:11:34 AM »

I learned how to cover you in goopy slime.
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Re: What I learned today!
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2008, 10:48:35 AM »

How to turn pain into pleasure.

Happened at the gym, while gettin' huge. :HUGE:

Now my reps flow more seamlessly, which was the barrier to reaching The Next Level of my training or something something.
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Re: What I learned today!
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2008, 10:55:40 AM »

I still say you Dual-Classed way too early Arc.
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Re: What I learned today!
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2008, 03:44:31 PM »

I learned that not all Oreo shakes are created equal.
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Re: What I learned today!
« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2008, 03:59:56 AM »

I learned that I have somehow been underestimating my ability to waste time.
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Re: What I learned today!
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2008, 06:03:05 PM »

So, we have this little wood stove.  It is connected to a chimney via a big black pipe.  We usually stuff paper/cardboard trash in there and burn it, just to save time and space.

So, I had the thing pretty well stuffed, and I lit the trash like usual.  However, the smoke didn't go up the pipe into the chimney.  It just sort of started billowing out of the stove itself, through whatever small openings it could find.  This never happens during the winter.

At first, I thought things would correct themselves.  A short while later, the room filled with smoke.

Long story short, after some ill-fated attempts to blow the smoke outside with a box fan, I ended up dumping water into the stove to put the damned thing out.  I thought that the pipe was closed or something, but it wasn't.

My father came home and explained what went wrong.  Can you guess?

[spoiler]First of all, it's about 90 degrees outside.  But the air in the chimney is much cooler than the air outside.  The cool air has sunk with such density that the hot smoke can't rise through it; or more accurately, it finds easier routes.  In order to get the smoke to rise, you have to create a stream of hot air, through the cold, by lighting a rolled-up paper and sticking it in the back of the stove.[/spoiler]

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Re: What I learned today!
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2008, 06:07:22 PM »

Today I learned that Warhammer Online is going to be fucking awesome.
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Re: What I learned today!
« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2008, 06:15:37 PM »

I learned that "Celtics", when used to refer to the basketball team, is always pronounced "Seltiks" and not "Keltiks".
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Re: What I learned today!
« Reply #29 on: June 08, 2008, 07:34:39 PM »

the "seltiks" pronunciation is so fucking stupid to me; every time I hear it I actually get angry.
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Re: What I learned today!
« Reply #30 on: June 08, 2008, 07:36:18 PM »

Don't come to New England.

(I didn't even know about the "keltik" pronunciation until at least the end of middle school, and I'm Scottish.)
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Re: What I learned today!
« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2008, 07:44:26 PM »

I just learned more about Kazz's childhood in a closet, in that above post.
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Re: What I learned today!
« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2008, 07:49:06 PM »

My father came home and explained what went wrong.  Can you guess?

[spoiler]First of all, it's about 90 degrees outside.  But the air in the chimney is much cooler than the air outside.  The cool air has sunk with such density that the hot smoke can't rise through it; or more accurately, it finds easier routes.  In order to get the smoke to rise, you have to create a stream of hot air, through the cold, by lighting a rolled-up paper and sticking it in the back of the stove.[/spoiler]

Your father actually said all that?

Are you adopted?
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Re: What I learned today!
« Reply #33 on: June 08, 2008, 08:05:21 PM »

Don't go to Austin.  "Guadaloop".  "San Jack" (short for Jacinto).  "El Doraydo".
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Re: What I learned today!
« Reply #34 on: June 08, 2008, 08:29:14 PM »

There's no accent on Guadalupe.  Thus, it would be pronounced Guadaloop.

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Re: What I learned today!
« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2008, 08:59:32 PM »

...If that's a joke, I don't get it.
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Re: What I learned today!
« Reply #36 on: June 09, 2008, 11:11:15 AM »

Nguyen apparently is an incredibly common name, somewhere.  (I work with a large database.)
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Re: What I learned today!
« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2008, 11:17:21 AM »

...If that's a joke, I don't get it.

In Austin, the road Guadalupe is pronounced by everyone as "Guadaloop"

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Re: What I learned today!
« Reply #38 on: June 09, 2008, 11:19:48 AM »

Yes, I follow that.  But not the bit about the accent mark.  Are you merely suggesting they don't understand what accent marks are for?

My roommate used to say "chile re-EN-yo".  Like every "n" in Spanish has to be pronounced as "nya".

He's got a German degree.  Which comes in really handy at all those German restaurants you find all over Arizona.
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Re: What I learned today!
« Reply #39 on: June 09, 2008, 11:23:47 AM »

Nguyen apparently is an incredibly common name, somewhere.  (I work with a large database.)

It's Vietnamese.
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