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most quoted re "badness": Jonathan North Washington (51), other (16), Derek Gulas (13), Tristan Alexander McLeay (12), Michael T (11)

other categories found with "badness": food (27), linguistics (23), language (21), sadness (20), bad-ideas (17)



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[link] heard: 12 July 2007
[edit] added: 12 July 2007

[English department turns off lights and opens door because it's hot out]

[Confused undergrads misconstrue this to mean they're closed, so English department puts up sign]

Sign reads: "We're open. Come on in!"

Jonathan: "Hey, you ended a sentence with a preposition! Two even!"

Secretary 1: "… Oh no!" [tears down sign]

Jonathan: "Yeah, what'll people think of the English department‽"

Secretary 1: "Yeah, we have to fix that!"

Jonathan: "How're you gonna fix it?"

Secretary 1: "… Uhm… We could maybe leave just one preposition? ‘We're open; come in.’ But no, I guess we need to get rid of both. ‘We're open; come!’"

Jonathan: "Yeah, that might work. Good thing we caught it!"

Secretary 2: "Yeah, they're going to shame me and fire me tomorrow when they find out about this!"

[Jonathan tells Joyce the story]

Joyce: "You shouldn't mess with people like that."

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 6 May 2007
[edit] added: 6 May 2007

Hamit aka: "I think Uzbek is the hardest—Uzbekistan is so small, and yet there are so many dialects of Uzbek. Xinjiang is big, but there are only three dialects of Uyghur. And Kazakhstan is huge, but there are no dialects."

Stefan: "Yeah. Russian's the same everywhere."

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 1 May 2006
[edit] added: 1 May 2006

23:07:44 [Aaron] (Autoreply): the library made noises at me, so i'm in shapiro doing work.

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 0 July 2005
[edit] added: 11 July 2005

"You are not the only victim of the Russian language."

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 8 January 2008
[edit] added: 8 January 2008

Jonathan: "I mean, I've heard bad things about the place."

Lara: "What sorts of bad things?"

Jonathan: "That people tried pizza for the first time there and never wanted to eat pizza again."

Thatcher: "Yeah, 'cause it doesn't have mutton fat in it."

Thatcher obviously hasn't been there
badness, insults, SSSR, food, kyrgyz
[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 16 September 2008
[edit] added: 16 September 2008

One note on Imart's grammar: when I said it was hard to use in class today, I meant it--there are no page numbers, but instead about 3500 bullet points, and the index is too short to have anything useful in it.  But at the same time, it is very thorough on a lot of critical issues, and by far the best existing reference on the language.  I wish I'd had access to it as I was learning the language, though I guess using my "teachers" as elicitation subjects to figure out some of this stuff developed useful skills.  And no doubt built character and grew hair on my chest.  Just like trying to find something again that you read in Imart's grammar if you didn't bookmark it.

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 19 July 2009
[edit] added: 19 July 2009

Jonathan: "Yeah, I remember being in the dark about stuff a lot when my Russian and Kazakh weren't very good: ‘Where are we? Why're we here?’"

Tekla: "‘Why's there a sheep boiling in the front yard?’"

[comment] [rate] 5/5


[link] heard: 29 August 2007
[edit] added: 29 August 2007

me: "How can you recall food?"

my mother: "If you don't, it recalls itself."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 22 July 2007
[edit] added: 23 July 2007

"Somehow I think the soda market is more fluid than the music industry."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 4 July 2007
[edit] added: 4 July 2007

Jonathan: "The Cuyahoga River Fire prompted the Clean Water Act of 1969. Wow, that's an important fire."

Gretchen: "Yeah, it's bad when water catches on fire. It's like ‘maybe we should stop letting our kids swim in the river now…’"

Michael: "‘Hey mommy, I float better over here.’"

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 2 July 2007
[edit] added: 3 July 2007

"I can just see Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin sitting down over a glass of Sam Adams."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 10 April 2007
[edit] added: 10 April 2007

me: yeah. I'ma work on my thesis 'til then I guess. gaah

Michael: yes. i told don the other day that i stopped pronouncing it as "thesis" .. or at least in the way suggested by spelling and my prior knowledge of the word

instead i just replace it with a random expletive

anyway. back to the $&#*

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 5 August 2006
[edit] added: 1 September 2006

"The mountains were nice and clean—there were all sorts of restrooms. I used marmot holes."

telling about his week-long hike in the mountains in Kyrgyzstan
SSSR, badness, cleanliness, kyrgyz
[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 4 April 2005
[edit] added: 5 April 2005

"The raw act of boy fellating man would not go down well in mainstream America. No pun intended."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 18 December 2004
[edit] added: 18 December 2004

Nat: "Yeah, Hood chocolate milk is good..."

Jon: "Chocolate cheese is not."

discussing a bottle of chocolate milk gone bad
food, badness, scariness, sketchiness, chocolate
[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 30 January 2008
[edit] added: 30 January 2008

"Can you imagine knowing a language and not wanting to hear music in that language, however bad it is?"

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 18 March 2007
[edit] added: 18 March 2007

"How do you say ‘to get dressed’ in Turkish? Well, soymak is ‘to strip’.."

[comment] [rate] 3.5/5


[link] heard: 2 June 2007
[edit] added: 2 June 2007

shit-giving is really a huge problem in grad school

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 23 April 2007
[edit] added: 23 April 2007

"I'm not like you. I got all these vowels from my parents… and some consonants from these Klingons."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 17 February 2007
[edit] added: 18 February 2007

"IE 6 is the Netscape 4 of today."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 14 November 2006
[edit] added: 17 November 2006

Jonathan: "I don't like the 373 bus as much as the 66 bus, because instead of dropping you off a block and a half from the house, it drops you off √50 blocks from the house."

Derek: "Uh, I think that's where my mother lives."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 23 October 2006
[edit] added: 25 October 2006

"For this speaker, odds are he's never going to reach 500Hz, unless he's getting run over by something."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 8 October 2006
[edit] added: 8 October 2006

Gabe: "When people tell me they're vegan, I just feel like shoving a steak down their throat."

Derek: "I'm vegan." [opens mouth]

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 25 June 2006
[edit] added: 25 June 2006

01:54:00 [me]: I'm getting ready to head to bad

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 4 May 2006
[edit] added: 4 May 2006

Jonathan: "Why did the French decide to settle Louisiana? What were they thinking, with the bayous and the prehistorical aligator-looking thingies that eat you?"

Gabe: "Well, the French are frogs, right?"

Jonathan: "Well, they eat frogs."

Derek: "Maybe they were looking for Yoda."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 29 March 2006
[edit] added: 29 March 2006

02:35:08 [Tristan]: i hope your health insurance covers your tongue

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 10 February 2005
[edit] added: 11 February 2005

"J'ai почти todo этого фильма."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 27 September 2004
[edit] added: 27 September 2004

"I was flipping channels and it said `in Chicago it's partly cloudy; no delays are expected at O'Hare,' but I read it as `O'Hare is partly destroyed.' Then I flipped back to that channel—"wait, that's not a normal forecast.""

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 17 August 2006
[edit] added: 1 September 2006

"Пока это не срочно, а утром будет срочно."

[comment] [rate] 1/5


[link] heard: 27 April 2006
[edit] added: 1 May 2006

"In French, we'll find out that it underwent two phases of apocope; I had a student once who said, ‘this sounds like the apocalypse.’"

[comment] [rate] 1/5


[link] heard: 6 November 2007
[edit] added: 6 November 2007

"If they wanted it to be pronounced [latkəz], they should've spelled it ‘lutkers’."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 20 July 2007
[edit] added: 20 July 2007

[wine keeps causing X to crash]

(03:26:24) [me]: wine sucks

(03:37:21) kesuari: well, at least it's emulating windows well

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 12 July 2007
[edit] added: 12 July 2007

Derek: "I think we should write in runes, and the British should write in Roman."

Jonathan: "What about the Australians?"

Derek: "… They can write in kanji."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 10 July 2007
[edit] added: 10 July 2007

"I don't think I've ever had smore burn-out."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 30 June 2007
[edit] added: 30 June 2007

(20:03:17) [Sarah]: Albert keeps telling me to not drink that much in Poland. I was like,"Poland = VODKA!"

(20:03:31) [me]: yeah

(20:03:36) [me]: but be careful when you do drink

(20:04:11) [me]: people try to take advantage of drunk people

(20:04:30) [Sarah]: Oh they don't want to fuck with me. The Mexicans have tried that.

(20:32:24) [Sarah]: I've started to speak to the Mexicans in Polish and Japanese so they'll leave me alone.

(20:35:27) [Sarah]: Well I have a sign on my forehead that says "EASY PIECE OF ASS! VEN AQUI!"

(20:40:30) [Sarah]: The last time I was in Walmart with a friend, I had a Mexican following me around and he was speaking in English and wouldn't leave me alone so I just started going,"Nie rozumiem. Nihongo ga rozumiesz?"

(20:43:49) [Sarah]: I was like,"What do you want?" "I just want to talk." "Mexicans NEVER want to just talk to me."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 12 June 2007
[edit] added: 17 June 2007

"I apologise for the delays getting off the ground, but it looks like we'll have some head-winds to help us arrive on time."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 2 June 2007
[edit] added: 3 June 2007

Shyngys: "So the bus is supposed to be here at 11:27."

Jonathan: "No, it's supposed to be up there at 11:27; it's supposed to be here at—that's it!"

Shyngys and Jonathan start running after the wrong bus

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[link] heard: 2 June 2007
[edit] added: 2 June 2007

Shyngys: "Кто придумал пейперы? Я хочу по голове ему дать."

Jonathan: "Аристотл наверное."

Shyngys: "Блин, он умер уже."

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[link] heard: 29 May 2007
[edit] added: 29 May 2007

"‘Venus’ and ‘venerial’ are related. Venus is the Goddess of love, and venerial diseases happen when you're looking for love in the wrong places."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 23 May 2007
[edit] added: 23 May 2007

"I need some real food. Ooh, Reese's!"

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 20 May 2007
[edit] added: 20 May 2007

(00:43:04) Rianna: i love chatting with my drunk friends, but i had to sleep

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 15 May 2007
[edit] added: 15 May 2007

Chuck: "There's Low German forms, Middle High German forms, Upper High German forms, and even Anglo-Frisian forms. This is weird!"

Derek: "Maybe a non-native speaker wrote it."

Chuck: "Or they had some pretty heavy stuff back then."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 25 April 2007
[edit] added: 26 April 2007

Derek: "Something about the word ‘Kyrgyz’ sounds agressive."

Jonathan: "What about [qr̩ˈʀz̩] sounds agressive?"

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[link] heard: 25 April 2007
[edit] added: 25 April 2007

Joyce: "Now I'm really sorry for referring that woman to the Tlingit wikipedia article. It makes it sound terrifying."

Jonathan: "Why's it terrifying?"

Amy: "Because she's not a linguist, and every ejective possible doesn't sound like a good thing."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 17 April 2007
[edit] added: 17 April 2007

"You're not married, and you haven't got a girlfriend—and you don't watch Star Trek? …Good lord."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 29 March 2007
[edit] added: 30 March 2007

"Hey, look at that red hair, like a Viking. Vikings don't cry, they… pillage."

John tells a 3-year-old not to cry.
child-like, pain, hair, badness
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 22 November 2006
[edit] added: 22 November 2006

"Kids are freakin' expensive! ...Uh, not to buy, but to raise."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 14 November 2006
[edit] added: 14 November 2006

"But I just knew they'd be all like, 'Man, she stole our crack!'"

Derek debates whether or not to help a girl being chased by some guys.
drugs, badness, scariness, craziness, machoism
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[link] heard: 8 November 2006
[edit] added: 9 November 2006

"Oh, cool! I got a lump on my arm. And it's turning colours."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 19 September 2006
[edit] added: 9 October 2006

[TV blares in another apartment]

Rianna: "Wow, someone's TV is up later than we are."

[me]: "Maybe someone is actually up later than us."

Rianna: "Or maybe someone is up way earlier than us."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 9 October 2006
[edit] added: 9 October 2006

"Okay, be careful when you're going to the bathroom, cause we don't want toilet paper falling in the toilet."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 2 October 2006
[edit] added: 7 October 2006

"That's like pulling an assault rifle on a horde of bunnies! A horde of bunnies in a cage!"

in reference to the Amish school shootings
sadness, animals, badness, death, violence, cuteness
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 7 October 2006
[edit] added: 7 October 2006

Derek: "Agh!"

Rianna: "What's wrong with your spine?"

Derek: "It's made out of bones!"

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[link] heard: 11 September 2006
[edit] added: 11 September 2006

Hannah: "You have to come taste the icing to see if it's still any good."

Jonathan: "Why do I have to come taste the icing?"

Hannah: "Because the Reeses bits are old."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 7 June 2006
[edit] added: 7 June 2006

01:04:04 [Jonathan]: I'm a linux person, I just use a mac

01:04:17 [Jonathan]: because it's more convenient on portable hardware for now

01:04:26 [Jonathan]: I hear most of the issues I had with linux on here have cleared up

01:04:37 [Jonathan]: so I might go back to linux, but I'm thinking of waiting until the fall

01:04:46 [Jonathan]: though I did just clear enough HD space for it I think

01:04:50 [Tristan]: you should do it now, for your health

01:05:03 [Trstian]: when i'm using the mac, i always do stupid things like type in the wrong window

01:05:18 [Tristan]: "my cursors on that bloody window, how come i can't type oh shit i've just deleted all the files on my hard drive"

01:05:32 [Tristan]: yeah, that's why i haven't got linux on my computer properly yet

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[link] heard: 1 June 2006
[edit] added: 2 June 2006

Jonathan: "You can write s/he."

Jurgen: "And if you add the neuter pronoun, you get a funny sort of word—I'm not going to say it."

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[link] heard: 27 May 2006
[edit] added: 27 May 2006

"Everybody does that to salads. It makes them look like they're bleeding."

about tomatoes
food, death, bad-ideas, evil, badness
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[link] heard: 11 May 2006
[edit] added: 11 May 2006

"IHOP serves shit, not breakfast. However, it is becoming increasingly tempting."

at 4-something-bad-o-clock
sleep, food, badness, sketchiness, bad-ideas, computers, linux
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 5 May 2006
[edit] added: 5 May 2006

Jonathan: "I think I spilled margarita on my laptop."

Aladnsane: "…Dude, you're licking your laptop!"

Jonathan: "But it's sour. Wait, this could be battery acid. That would be bad."

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[link] heard: 2 May 2006
[edit] added: 4 May 2006

Avram: "Yeah, it's hard to work on a paper when playing rugby."

Poppy: "Hard to work on a paper a few days after playing rugby too…"

Avram Blum and Poppy Slocum
procrastination, papers, badness, sports, college, gradschool
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[link] heard: 25 April 2006
[edit] added: 27 April 2006

"There's some sort of weird issue between the Papuan part and the New Guinea part—you know, local geopolitical stuff."

in a presentation in Areal Linguistics
provincialism, badness, linguistics, non-p.c.ness
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[link] heard: 28 January 2006
[edit] added: 28 January 2006

07:25:46 [Aaron]: ok, i gotta shower and get ready for the day

07:26:00 [Aaron]: also, something freudian may be noted on the fact that i originally typo-ed "day" as "bad"

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[link] heard: 5 August 2005
[edit] added: 9 August 2005

"India's got a billion people; there's gotta be a few bad apples."

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 7 August 2005
[edit] added: 7 August 2005

"On a scale of 1 to movies that didn't need be remade, that's a Lion King 1½."

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[link] heard: 8 July 2005
[edit] added: 8 July 2005

"It is as if the great snow tiger of suckiness has raped my sister."

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[link] heard: 17 April 2004
[edit] added: 17 April 2004

group: "Hey, oberon, try some fake absinthe."

oberon: "But that's fake bad crap. Which of these adjectives are good?"

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[link] heard: 21 December 2007
[edit] added: 21 December 2007

(15:15:12) [anon1]: no CIA for you. better finish the PhD

(15:15:27) [anon2]: why do you keep denying me the government jobs?

(15:15:35) [anon2]: they must have a pretty interesting file on me already

(15:16:16) [anon1]: on me too i would imagine

(15:16:48) [anon1]: if we ever applied we would fail the background check -- they wouldn't have the energy to complete it! :)

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[link] heard: 24 December 2007
[edit] added: 24 December 2007

"I think when you hit a human being, that's sub-standard driving."

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[link] heard: 24 December 2007
[edit] added: 24 December 2007

Jonathan: "Well, alcohol leads to bad judgement; beer takes a little while."

Lara: "Well, maybe for you; for me, it's like three sips, and then… you know, bad judgement. Not really bad, though."

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[link] heard: 4 January 2008
[edit] added: 4 January 2008

(15:53:42) Sarah: My brain is like a supernova - it's so pretty when it explodes, but so dangerous.

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[link] heard: 15 January 2008
[edit] added: 15 January 2008

(22:36:56) Rianna: well...i mean, look at our orthography...it's weird but we know what to say

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[link] heard: 24 December 2007
[edit] added: 23 December 2007

(13:35:56) [me]: oh man teleportation would solve so many problems wouldn't it

(13:36:04) [me]: I'm only just starting to see the potential

(13:36:11) Michael: well it would probably create more problems than it would solve

(13:36:20) [me]: oh?

(13:37:33) Michael: well... obviously security would have to be completely rethought.. or i guess it would just be more like network security

(13:38:09) Michael: i mean, can you imagine? illegal immigration would turn into like a DoS attack

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[link] heard: 26 January 2008
[edit] added: 26 January 2008

(22:53:40) [me]: it's the cheapest wine I've seen

(22:53:59) [me]: it's cheaper than like soda

(22:54:02) [me]: and bottled water

(22:54:30) Rianna: I some how doubt Jesus has been active in their area :-p

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[link] heard: 1 February 2008
[edit] added: 1 February 2008

(23:23:55) Sarah: Hmm...I'm not sure if this soup is safe...

(23:24:29) Sarah: It's supposed to be chicken and dumplings....but it looks like vegetable soup with dumplings thrown in here and there

(23:24:58) [me]: sounds like someone went fishing all the good stuff out

(23:25:25) Sarah: This is in a can though!

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[link] heard: 6 February 2008
[edit] added: 6 February 2008

Thatcher: [makes face] "What is this stuff?"

me: "That? Vitamins."

Thatcher: "... Yeah, it is."

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[link] heard: 22 December 2007
[edit] added: 22 December 2007

(20:44:48) Michael: man.. that'll suck when computational linguists have to start getting AI subjects approval

(20:45:21) Michael: "I didn't mean to unplug my computer!! honest!"

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[link] heard: 28 April 2007
[edit] added: 28 April 2007

Jonathan: "Look at all the different kinds of mould in there! There's white ones, black ones, grey ones, and green ones."

Derek: "And they're all living in harmony."

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[link] heard: 16 February 2008
[edit] added: 15 February 2008

(01:50:24) Sarah: Like [his] ex and her "fiance" - they're doing fostering. [She] doesn't need children, EVAR.

(01:50:45) Sarah: It's like giving a child with autism to a 2 year old to take care of.

(01:51:26) Sarah: I'm going to Hell for that analogy.

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[link] heard: 21 February 2008
[edit] added: 21 February 2008

(17:26:23) [me]: well, the ranking of constraints in America right now is something like Security >> Freedom

(17:26:59) [me]: and that's Security[National], not Security[Personal], mind you

(17:27:15) kesuari: (in australia: IDon'tCareButIVote >> *)

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[link] heard: 28 February 2008
[edit] added: 28 February 2008

(18:50:47) [me]: y'know is jɨnəʊ̯

(18:51:13) [me]: that's weird though, because it doesn't follow the ə/ɨ generalisation for me

(18:51:31) [Tristan]: clitics don't in general

(18:51:42) [me]: oh yeah, the ɨm/əm contrast..

(18:51:45) [Tristan]: kill him ~ kill them is a ɪ/ə minimal pair

(18:52:05) [Tristan]: usefule to know as the indisputable overlord of the whole world

(18:52:24) [Tristan]: and especially useful for one of his minions

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[link] heard: 7 March 2008
[edit] added: 6 March 2008

(03:24:42) Derek: you know

(03:24:52) Derek: I have absolutely nothing against a woman being president but

(03:24:54) Derek: Hilary Clinton?

(03:24:59) Derek: does it have to be her??

[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 27 March 2008
[edit] added: 26 March 2008

"Well, it's like a protein bar."

you don't want to know...
animals, bad-ideas, food, badness
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[link] heard: 14 April 2008
[edit] added: 14 April 2008

"I'm scared of your fridge. I never know if it's some strange experiment or food."

Lara goes on adventures in Jonathan's apartment
compliments, food, badness, technology, science, insults, scariness
[comment] [rate] no rating


[link] heard: 10 May 2008
[edit] added: 10 May 2008

Left-over master's thesis? Those things are like a surgeon's tool that gets left inside the body.

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[link] heard: 1 May 2008
[edit] added: 1 May 2008

(16:27:22) kesuari: is *that* what causes that bug?

(16:27:27) kesuari: i hadn't worked it out yet

(16:27:30) kesuari: but you could easily be right!

(16:27:33) [me]: that's what I assumed it was

(16:27:36) [me]: and of course I'm right

(16:27:50) kesuari: including about all the contradictory things you might've said about l/n?

(16:28:02) [me]: that's all just theory

(16:28:07) [me]: there's no way to be right for sure ;)

(16:28:21) kesuari: but if you contradict yourself, you must be wrong

(16:28:32) [me]: no, just stating theories

(16:28:32) kesuari: especially if you begin the contradiction by saying "oh, i was wrong before"

(16:28:39) [me]: have I said that?

(16:28:42) [me]: .. probably actually

(16:28:43) kesuari: i don't know

(16:28:45) kesuari: i'm assuming you have

(16:28:50) kesuari: because it makes my theory make you look bad

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[link] heard: 2 June 2008
[edit] added: 2 June 2008

(15:32:55) Aladnsane: Is it spelled with an H in yiddish? I always just guess with German orthography. Hell, it's written in Hebrew half the time *shrug*

(15:33:06) [me]: it's not written in hebrew

(15:33:09) [me]: just hebrew script

(15:33:13) Aladnsane: point

(15:33:33) Aladnsane: At least I didn't say it was written in Jewish :P I get asked if I speak Jewish way more often than is cool.

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[link] heard: 9 June 2008
[edit] added: 9 June 2008

(18:14:29) Aladnsane: a cubic litre? Litre is a measurement of volume; at best, a cubic litre would be a round about way of saying litre per cubic... something? ;)

(18:14:54) [me]: no, a cubic litre is a five-dimensional measurement I made up :-P

(18:15:30) Aladnsane: whoa man, 5 dimensional alcohol quantities? now THAT is how you get messed up.

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[link] heard: 22 July 2008
[edit] added: 22 July 2008

(13:28:05) Brenda: can i be a subject? i promise i have a highly unique dialect in Kyrgyz

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[link] heard: 25 July 2008
[edit] added: 24 July 2008

(01:54:44) [me]: (i.e., it's not so much rule-based (=something you can learn))

(01:54:53) [me]: ((...easily))

(01:55:06) Almar: you learnt russian

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[link] heard: 22 August 2008
[edit] added: 23 August 2008

"This is a reminder that all electronic devices must be turned off. This includes Blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, and lemon meringue pies."

a flight attendant
puns, technology, badness, stupidity
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[link] heard: 29 September 2008
[edit] added: 29 September 2008

Jonathan: "I mean, in Kazakhstan a cellphone is like a toothbrush, but in America, it's more like a bicycle."

Michael: "I donno, I knew some people in Kazakhstan who didn't brush their teeth, but you can bet they had a phone."

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[link] heard: 18 October 2008
[edit] added: 18 October 2008

(21:58:30) Hannah: dude, i get nutrition. not when i eat mac&cheese, though :P

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[link] heard: 16 December 2008
[edit] added: 16 December 2008

(17:35:25) Michael T: i wonder if you can make eggnog from mayo

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[link] heard: 6 January 2009
[edit] added: 6 January 2009

(13:18:45) kesuari: and today the jon at uni was going on about not doing homework during break

(13:19:09) kesuari: funny how things come in batches

Jonathan was only talking about how in America, there is no homework over winter break; donno if that's what "jon at uni" had in mind..
compliments, badness, school, college
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[link] heard: 6 January 2009
[edit] added: 6 January 2009

(03:53:24) [me]: apt broke evince

(03:53:57) kesuari: cool =)

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[link] heard: 31 December 2008
[edit] added: 31 December 2008

Jonathan: "Nah, we'll just reverse the math on the other end."

Aaron: "How do we do the reverse of a modulo? If times two, it equals an odd number?"

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[link] heard: 23 January 2009
[edit] added: 23 January 2009

(22:16:04) jonathan: though the ty/vy forms are taking over :\

(22:16:40) jonathan: (hint: ty/vy = Russian)

(22:17:29) [anon]: wow

(22:17:36) jonathan: wow?

(22:17:58) [anon]: russians

(22:18:15) jonathan: russians = wow?

(22:19:40) [anon]: yeah.. . they are so sneaky.. conquering by inserting pronouns into other languages.

(22:21:11) [anon]: though i guess that's probably not all that gets inserted... and languages are probably not the only thing that gets err.. penetrated.. umm.. anyway

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[link] heard: 29 January 2009
[edit] added: 29 January 2009

anon: "So is this worse than the topic you didn't bring up?"

Liv: "Nah."

Jonathan: "Yeah, sex goes fine with food."

Lennea: "And sometimes it makes it better!"

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[link] heard: 26 February 2009
[edit] added: 26 February 2009

(20:47:07) Michael T: well every dictionary needs a little chuvash

(20:47:08) Michael T: that's a feature

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[link] heard: 20 March 2009
[edit] added: 20 March 2009

(04:34:55) kesuari: "What the country's political opposition doubts is whether it was an accident at all." well given the way people in kyrgyzstan drive, i doubt *any* crash could be described as an accident

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[link] heard: 21 March 2009
[edit] added: 21 March 2009

(03:46:50) Michael T: why do you think rice-a-roni was such a big hit ?

(03:46:52) Michael T: it was based on plov

apparently it actually was
analogies, culture, badness, food, SSSR
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[link] heard: 23 May 2009
[edit] added: 22 May 2009

"Flips like a pancake, lands like a rock—that's your father."

my mother, on my father's sleeping habits
sleep, badness, insults, food, science
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[link] heard: 28 May 2009
[edit] added: 28 May 2009

(11:22:14) kesuari: i think it's more that people want to be rich

(11:22:19) kesuari: but not particularly jewish

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[link] heard: 28 May 2009
[edit] added: 28 May 2009

me: "What happened to that banana?"

my mother: "They missed with the flame thrower they were using to kill the bugs."

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[link] heard: 31 May 2009
[edit] added: 31 May 2009

"Isn't there a law against shooting people when they're at church?"

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[link] heard: 12 July 2009
[edit] added: 12 July 2009

(19:07:00) kesuari: apparently we don't have extradition treaties with canada or new zealand! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extradition_law_in_Australia

(19:08:59) kesuari: how can we not with new zealand? they're like our buddies!

(19:09:11) kesuari: maybe we have some other architecture for dealing with extradition between them and us

(19:09:46) kesuari: like we're so happy to extradite that no-one bothers with a treaty, we just say "yo" and they say "have fun"

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[link] heard: 6 May 2009
[edit] added: 6 May 2009

(12:17pm May 5) Michael:
sudo stop --event=rain --location=seattle --reason="it's amost summer for crissakes"

(12:18pm May 5) Michael:
it worked! sorta.

(6:14pm May 6) [me]:
export LOCATION="Seattle";
configure --force;
sudo make rain;

hah! try and stop that!

(6:49pm May 6) Michael:
dude, wtf, it's raining again.
sudo killall make
sudo userdel -f Jonathan

(7:22pm May 6) [me]:
agh, it's starting up again here now..

mv /indiana/rain /seattle/
chmod a-rw /seattle/rain
chown Jonathan /seattle/rain

(Okay, I don't get the full points, because I didn't show the roothack I used to get my account back.)

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[link] heard: 14 September 2009
[edit] added: 14 September 2009

Jonathan: "Dude, I have a girlfriend."

Sod: "Yeah, but still."

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[link] heard: 20 September 2009
[edit] added: 20 September 2009

"Journal of Germanic Linguistics uses a modified LSA style that requires full first names instead of initials. I mean, there's apparently more than one Suzuki out there writing on Linguistics. If there's more than one Suzuki, think about names like Smith!"

John H.G. Scott
academia, badness, linguistics
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[link] heard: 18 January 2010
[edit] added: 18 January 2010

(23:37:02) Sarah: Is it bad that I want to take parts of Anne Rice's erotica, copy and paste it into a note on my Facebook, and tag my extremely conservative friends?

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[link] heard: 25 October 2009
[edit] added: 24 October 2009

"Okay, here's one of my stories about moonshine. So I have this uncle named Sam, and he's married to a French woman..."

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[link] heard: 29 November 2010
[edit] added: 29 November 2010

"He lost my attention so fast, it actually made a noise."

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[link] heard: 2 December 2010
[edit] added: 2 December 2010

"You know, I feel sorry for his parents. Can you imagine the amount of money and energy they've wasted on sending him here?"

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[link] heard: 10 February 2011
[edit] added: 10 February 2011

"It's like he's the movie Speed, but a Mongolist."

If he doesn't leave the celebration early, he'll...?
movies, mongolian, analogies, fire, badness
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[link] heard: 14 May 2011
[edit] added: 14 May 2011

(21:24:01) [redacted]: ok, time for operation "holy crap my sink is so full of dishes it might be a breeding ground for new forms of life so i'd better do something about it"

(21:24:15) [redacted]: (good operation names are SO hard to come up with these days)

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[link] heard: 20 June 2011
[edit] added: 20 June 2011

(05:56:07) zfe: Turk dil kurumu

(05:56:22) zfe: the national association for screwing up turkish

(05:56:30) zfe: i can see their building from my window

(05:56:34) zfe: and every day i spend 20-30mins

(05:56:46) zfe: thinking how i could drive a boing 737

(05:56:49) zfe: in their offices

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[link] heard: 11 October 2011
[edit] added: 11 October 2011

"Wait, what's this a commercial for? It's a waste of paper and it's inconvenient!"

(screen shows "USPS")

"Oh, of course."

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[link] heard: 10 May 2012
[edit] added: 10 May 2012

(21:01:22) [anon 1]: and [redacted] is still the biggest dick

(21:01:24) [anon 1]: I've ever worked with

(21:01:41) [anon 2]: I've worked with worse

(21:01:48) [anon 1]: yes

(21:01:56) [anon 1]: but have you worked with worse for essentially $5 an hour?

(21:02:08) [anon 2]: I've worked with worse for free :-P

(21:02:13) [anon 1]: good lawd.

(21:02:18) [anon 2]: plus, I live in America

(21:02:22) [anon 2]: where half the country is dicks

(21:02:23) [anon 1]: OH GOD

(21:02:24) [anon 1]: GOOD POINT

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[link] heard: 8 June 2014
[edit] added: 8 June 2014

(16:47:29) spectre: ok, now you have a twol rule

(16:47:34) spectre: that is {A}:a / {A}:e

(16:47:54) spectre: but your twol rule has to combine with this {A}b{A}bbbbbb{A}

(16:47:57) spectre: when does it finish ?

...

(16:51:11) spectre: firespeaker,

(16:51:16) spectre: DON'T TRY AND MENTALLY PROCESS IT

(16:51:26) spectre: YOU WILL GO INTO AN INFINITE LOOP

(16:52:13) fpetkovski: he's gone

(16:52:14) fpetkovski: too late

...

(16:57:07) firespeaker: ^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C

(16:57:08) firespeaker: phew

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