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most quoted re "politics": Jonathan North Washington (15), other (15), Tristan Alexander McLeay (7), anonymous (6), David Borenstein (5)

other categories found with "politics": patriotism (15), stupidity (12), religion (12), provincialism (12), SSSR (10)



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[link] heard: 10 December 2014
[edit] added: 10 December 2014

basically what i should do is, hang out with her and every time she rolls her eyes about someone, demand to meet that person

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[link] heard: 15 March 2013
[edit] added: 15 March 2013

(13:11:51) spectie: қ:ғ {а}: ь: {☭}: >: {S}: ы: ь:ь {n}:н ы: __HFST_TWOLC_.#.

(13:12:00) spectie: uh oh, communism in our transducer

(13:17:45) selimcan: Фонологи всех стран, объединяйтесь! :)

Fran and Ilnar commenting about the Kazakh transducer
phonetics, linguistics, programming, kazakh, russian, SSSR, politics
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[link] heard: 18 January 2012
[edit] added: 18 January 2012

(00:36:40) crawfora: the "read more" page does actually explain that the use of easily-disabled javascript was deliberate; they want to make it possible for people to access the site in emergencies

(00:36:59) firespeaker: crawfora: hmm, wikipedia for emergencies?

(00:37:06) jarrettwold2: someone on a cell phone looking up medical information

(00:37:07) twb: crawfora: like "oops I stabbed a guy now how do I do first aid... ask wikipedia"

(00:37:15) ***TomyLobo searches "what is the number of 911?"

(00:37:16) jarrettwold2: twb: that's how it is now :)

(00:37:18) crawfora: twb: I'm sure it happens

(00:37:30) firespeaker: uhm

(00:37:36) vry: "what color is blood?!? quickly, open wikipedia"

(00:37:43) firespeaker: and they're going to what, figure out how to disable the javascript?

(00:37:52) firespeaker: on their blackberry

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

"What we need is a friendly rogue nation."

CB in reference to copyright and publishing
politics, books, bad-ideas
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[link] heard: 1 November 2010
[edit] added: 1 November 2010

Baatar: "It says here that the republican candidates were going ‘reverse trick-or-treating’."

me: "What does that mean?"

Baatar: "They call it ‘trick-or-campaigning’. But it should be ‘trick and campaigning’."

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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: 26 September 2009
[edit] added: 26 September 2009

"The letter ‹q› is just hanging around waiting for English to gain uvular stops."

Övgönxüü on spelling reform
phonetics, klingonisms, coolness, linguistics
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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: 11 March 2009
[edit] added: 11 March 2009

prof. Kara: "Benjamin, what's regressive assimilation?"

...

prof. Kara: "Well, you could say, when the Chinese borrow from the Tibetans, for example."

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[link] heard: 11 October 2008
[edit] added: 11 October 2008

"I mean, Indiana is a throw-up state."

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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??

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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: 13 February 2008
[edit] added: 13 February 2008

(14:54:07) Michaela: in english school can refer to either a university or an elementary school--as long as it's an educational institution

(14:55:12) [me]: no, in American English

(14:55:29) Michaela: true

(14:55:39) Michaela: but really, i mean, we know who's running the show these days

(14:55:44) Michaela: i'm not ethnocentric, but come on

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 13 January 2008
[edit] added: 12 January 2008

(01:43:50) Шыңғыс: i am a future politician

(01:44:01) Шыңғыс: i have to be insane

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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: 23 December 2007
[edit] added: 22 December 2007

(02:30:11) [me]: and I'm pretty open minded, I guess

(02:30:26) Rianna: you guess?

(02:30:38) Rianna: You're one of the most open-minded people I know

(02:31:16) [me]: huh, I have some pretty strong beliefs in certain directions though, and that makes me closed minded on those issues

(02:33:04) Rianna: hrm, yea, I guess, I have some stuff like that, but I dunno, it tends to be in the direction of "let's tolerate people who aren't hurting others" rather than "lynch the niggers"

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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: 16 December 2007
[edit] added: 17 December 2007

Я: "Алло?"

Телефон: "Пойдите на выбор!"

Я: "Но я не могу, я иностранец."

Телефон: "Хозяйка есть у вас? Ей можно сказать."

Я: "Нету хозяйки у меня."

Телефон: "Вообще нет? Тогда пожалуйста, всем скажите."

Я: "Ладно."

trying to solicit my participation in a foreign election, а теперь всем сказал :)
russian, SSSR, annoyingness, stupidity
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[link] heard: 31 August 2007
[edit] added: 1 September 2007

"The leader of Turkmenistan—what does he call himself again? Turkmen Bob?"

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

"Chomsky would always cut people's feet off so he didn't have to step on their toes."

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

Anara, Palao isn't Kazakh for plov, plov is Russian for palao. Don't ever forget that.

[comment] [rate] 5/5


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

"It's always unfair to the women! Especially in Central Asia.."

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

Jonathan: "People never write on your wall. They write on my wall all the time."

Derek: "Yeah, that's because you're friends with an entire country."

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

18:14:37 kesuari: ummm. they have a holiday on the first day of classes?

18:14:56 kesuari: how can you have a day of classes on a holiday?

18:15:11 kesuari: isn’t that like going to work to celebrate a day off?

18:15:46 kesuari: soviets are weird.

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 9 June 2006
[edit] added: 13 June 2006

Jonathan: "Whoa, there's a Russian Passport Helpline! And it's a 1-800 number."

Rianna: "1-800-BRIBE-US?"

[comment] [rate] 4/5


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

Jonathan: "You know how the saying goes, three Jews in a room, four opinions."

Rianna: "Three Americans in a room, two opinions. I mean, I'd rather be stereotyped as having lots of opinions instead of…not thinking."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 9 May 2006
[edit] added: 29 May 2006

Sharon: "So now there's this book on Iraqi Arabic with MP3s."

Noah: "I'm sure the army's all over that."

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 8 May 2006
[edit] added: 9 May 2006
"So me and my brother were considering how easy it'd be to steal the Rosetta stone. Unfortunately, it's really trackable. But it'd be cool to, like, have the Rosetta stone in your basement, and no one would know but you."
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[link] heard: 8 May 2006
[edit] added: 8 May 2006

[00:59] Ryan: It amuses me to see Jesus fish on cars. I always see sideways vagina.

as reportedly told to (and hence reported by) Aladnsane
freudian, politics, religion, sex, not-heard-myself
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[link] heard: 4 May 2006
[edit] added: 4 May 2006

"There's another French politician who[se name] has to do with nasalisation!"

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[link] heard: 21 April 2006
[edit] added: 21 April 2006

"This Birthright haggadah has less hebrew and songs, and more ‘Come to Israel.’"

[comment] [rate] 3.5/5


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

Leyzer: "I should drop International Relations and take Georgian."

me: "The Georgian language is like international relations."

Shoshana: "Georgian wine maybe…"

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: 18 March 2006
[edit] added: 18 March 2006

03:04:45 [Tristan]: i don't think there's much bush could do to cause the necessary change in system that'd result in the english dialects splitting up

[comment] [rate] 1/5


[link] heard: 18 March 2006
[edit] added: 18 March 2006

03:36:29 [me]: cardinal vowels are so wrong

03:36:44 [Tristan]: oh, yeah, they're quite arbitrary

03:37:58 [me]: very franco-centric, though, if you ask me

03:39:24 [me]: btw, Kazakh has aspirated voiceless stops

03:39:27 [me]: go figure

03:39:40 [me]: but those voiceless stops voice and fricativise on occasion :)

03:40:11 [Tristan]: the primaracy of voice distinction in stops is also very fraco-centric :)

03:40:28 [Tristan]: maybe the americans should make their own freedom phonetic alphabet :)

[comment] [rate] 3/5


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

"I have to file taxes in like 5 states."

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[link] heard: 31 December 2004
[edit] added: 31 December 2004

(20:26:16) Kesuari: i sometimes forget how far back america is

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 11 December 2004
[edit] added: 11 December 2004

"Are you guys getting me a chancellorship for Hannukah? I want to be chancellor of Germany for Hannukah."

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[link] heard: 8 November 2004
[edit] added: 8 November 2004

(03:19:22) Оберон: I believe in baltimore

(03:19:25) Оберон: I'm bad with locations

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[link] heard: 3 November 2004
[edit] added: 3 November 2004

"I'd sleep with President Bush for money. It'd create a huge scandal."

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[link] heard: 8 October 2004
[edit] added: 8 October 2004

"Apparently some people see the glass as half-full, and some see it as a dragon."

John Stewart of the Daily Show, about Bush seeing weapons of mass destruction in Iraq
patriotism, pessimism, D&D
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[link] heard: 5 October 2004
[edit] added: 5 October 2004

"What is this? This is beginning to sound like the student union."

about the vice presidential debates
politics, sadness
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[link] heard: 2 October 2004
[edit] added: 2 October 2004

"Actually, I think Cuba's biggest export is Floridians."

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[link] heard: 30 September 2004
[edit] added: 30 September 2004

Vickie: "Yes, you can change positions. Refusing to change your positions just means your pig-headed and stubborn and stupid."

Jonathan: "That makes me sad."

[anon]: "Drink up, Jonathan. That's the leader of the `free world'."

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[link] heard: 30 September 2004
[edit] added: 30 September 2004

oberon: "Yeah, they're not even allowed to talk to eachother. It's not even a debate, it's a joint press conference."

Matt: "That's why the only appropriate way to respond to the political system in this country is to imbibe alcohol."

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[link] heard: 4 September 2004
[edit] added: 10 September 2004

Aaron: "So how was Israel?"

Preston: "It was great. I mean, what can I say? I got disillusioned with some things, illusioned with others."

Aaron, and Preston Neal
religion, stupidity
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[link] heard: 13 March 2004
[edit] added: 13 March 2004

(02:19:17) Aaron B: 4am central time is what time in US?

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[link] heard: 20 February 2004
[edit] added: 20 February 2004

"You see, that's what's wrong with the U.S.—we don't have rebels in the mountains who shoot at planes and no one wants to deal with."

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[link] heard: 8 December 2003
[edit] added: 8 December 2003

(05:24:51) Aarón: you know you should stop working on a paper when you write:

(05:24:53) Aarón: Had Schwarzenegger been an author rather than a film-star, those who were literate might have been more likely to vote for him than those who could not read.

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[link] heard: 10 July 2003
[edit] added: 10 July 2003

"You're only so good as your last sound byte."

Nigel de Gruchy, in a speech on 05 April 2002
wisdom
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[link] heard: 16 June 2003
[edit] added: 16 June 2003

(02:06:56) Casuarius: you're insane, though. i have *no* idea why you're doing this when you could be bringing about world peace or something :P

Tristan on me successfully converting music files to oggs at 8kbps and lower (impressive as that is..)
weirdness, computers, politics, compliments, insults
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[link] heard: 5 May 2003
[edit] added: 5 May 2003

[Cem]: i swear economics is a lie created by a bunch of fat old bored men

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[link] heard: 28 March 2003
[edit] added: 28 March 2003

"That's the white trash thing to do to chocolate."

talking about sprinkles
food, politics, chocolate
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[link] heard: 27 March 2003
[edit] added: 28 March 2003

"You know those circus freak shows where there are people who can fit inside tennis rackets and shit? It'd be cool if you had like a guy who could fit inside a tennis racket dressed up just like Hitler. And then you have a Mussolini tennish racket guy and another one for Emperor Hirohito. And then you have these giants like eight feet tall with four arms each. And they're all dressed up like Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt. And they look like Vishnu. So, you know, you have this Hitler Oompaloompa and this Stalin Vishnu."

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[link] heard: 22 October 2002
[edit] added: unknown

"I don't think someone who holds those beliefs should be listened to—I think he should be repudiated—and the American Jewish Committee agrees with me."

Gov. Jeb Bush on C-SPAN
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[link] heard: 22 October 2002
[edit] added: unknown

"And he shouldn't just repudiate the words, but he should repudiate the man."

Gov. Jeb Bush on C-SPAN
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[link] heard: 22 October 2002
[edit] added: unknown

"I just think that cutting taxes is being disengenuous."

Gov. Jeb Bush on C-SPAN
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[link] heard: 22 October 2002
[edit] added: unknown

"So BWT means 'Big Weird Things' and if they work, they work tremendously."

Omid Omidvar on C-SPAN
politics
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[link] heard: 22 October 2002
[edit] added: unknown

"And if it says on the [box?], 'Banana from Iceland,' then they need to check it."

Omid Omidvar on C-SPAN
common-sense, politics
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[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: 19 August 2003

"They are not interested in many things which are interesting. And that's the American way."

Vitaly V. Shevoroshkin, referring to American linguists
politics, linguistics, people, provincialism, patriotism, sadness, indifference, insults
[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"Define democracy, and then shove it up Bush's ass—that's what you should do."

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[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"Where I live? Not in England! ... It's cause they give you a choice, where you live, and they showed a map of England."

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[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

(01:30:53) Kd5cfx: we bomb the shit out of some country and we call it a justified political maneuver. A couple of our buildings are knocked down and we call it terrorism

(01:31:57) [sn withheld]: It's all fine and good to rag on the Americans, they deserve it, but you have to admit there's a difference between a military attacking a military target and an agency attempting to slaughter as many civilians as possible with one shot

(01:32:33) Kd5cfx: uhm

(01:32:58) Kd5cfx: they "slaughtered" around 3'000 people

(01:33:25) Kd5cfx: we drop bombs on civillian targets all the time

(01:33:34) Kd5cfx: and kill many more than 3'000 people in a shot

(01:33:45) [sn withheld]: right, they slaughtered 3000 noncombattant businessmen/women and children. When do we bomb civilian targets? Find one instnace

(01:33:53) [sn withheld]: say in the last decade

(01:34:05) [sn withheld]: when we have purposely targeted noncombattants

A friend of mine, a relatively well informed and not necessarily very pro-America American, revealing how brainwashed this country has made him. See this page connected to the film Bowling for Columbine for further info on this matter.
patriotism
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[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"Have you ever fought an idea, Picard? It has no weapon to destroy, no body to kill!"

[comment] [rate] 4/5


[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"I'm sticking with FOX News—I like getting upset."

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[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"I'm against beating children, but if my kids ever call french fries freedom fries, I'm going to seriously beat them."

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[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"Hey guys, this just in on the Wouldn't've happened under Gore channel: . . . ."

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[link] heard: unknown
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(20:58:11) LunaCamilla: with friends like you and alex, who needs enemies?

(20:58:31) [me]: that's getting quote-listed

(20:59:00) LunaCamilla: good. it's about time the world realized what i'm dealing with.

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[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"Why do they look so freaky? Does Lowell reverse engineer people's souls?"

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