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Category: stupidity


most quoted re "stupidity": Jonathan North Washington (80), other (27), Tristan Alexander McLeay (20), Abe Solomon (17), Kathryn Harris (15)

other categories found with "stupidity": sadness (38), language (32), linguistics (26), computers (26), food (25)

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[link] heard: 6 July 2020
[edit] added: 2 April 2024

"The president's defense has been «I don't read it». That's like a pilot telling you he doesn't read the instruments in the cockpit. That pilot is going to get you killed."

Lawrence O'Donnell
politics, stupidity, incompetence, insanity, death
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[link] heard: 7 June 2015
[edit] added: 18 March 2002

Fran: "So I was at the bar at the airport and there was someone on the TV saying that banning same-sex marriage should be up to the states."

me: "Yeah... ☹"

Fran: "And murder legalised by school-district."

me: "Wait, what??"

Fran: "Well, I'm extrapolating."

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[link] heard: 2 November 2013
[edit] added: 2 November 2013

(20:17:26) firespeaker: I mean, when this movie was filmed, none of the audience probably knew any better

(20:17:37) firespeaker: they'd never seen gypsies or heard russian anywhere else

(20:17:37) spectie: aye

(20:17:39) spectie: wait

(20:17:47) spectie: probably _now_ the audience doesn't know any better ;__;

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[link] heard: 2 April 2013
[edit] added: 2 April 2013

"The stupidity that goes on in the humanities is beyond words."

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[link] heard: 1 February 2013
[edit] added: 1 February 2013

JH: "Well, this was accepted to a major international conference, so it can't be useless."

RS: "Wrong."

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[link] heard: 22 December 2012
[edit] added: 22 December 2012

me: "‘Draco’?"

my mother: "Yeah, they've started naming winter storms now."

me: "After what, Harry Potter characters??"

my mother: "Constellations, Latin names of things that might scare us, ..."

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[link] heard: 1 August 2012
[edit] added: 1 August 2012

my father: "Tell him he doesn't know how to pronounce the Queen's English."

Tolgonay: "Say ‘the Queen's English’!"

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[link] heard: 11 February 2012
[edit] added: 16 February 2012

me: "Why do I suddenly want coffee?"

Andy: "Well, you do have cake. Or is that banana bread?"

me: "No, it's coffee cake... [sudden realization]"

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[link] heard: 25 January 2012
[edit] added: 25 January 2012

"Если человек не понимает слово, это не проблема перевода - это проблема человека."

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

"In Azərbaycan when someone is stupid we call them a Mongol."

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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: 26 April 2009
[edit] added: 6 May 2009

(22:00:27) [me]: in the movie The Negotiator, Samuel L. Jackson talks on a cordless phone after they turn the power off

(22:00:35) [me]: they, like, don't even try

(22:00:42) [me]: not when Samuel L. Jackson is acting

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[link] heard: 5 April 2009
[edit] added: 5 April 2009

(16:45:11) cassowary: he was being a prick and thought putting a smiley on would make him not a prick

(16:45:19) [me]: yeah

(16:45:22) [me]: people do that a lot

(16:45:27) [me]: I know people who do that irl

(16:45:46) cassowary: what, they say "you're an idiot colon closing bracket"?

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

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

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[link] heard: 14 September 2008
[edit] added: 14 September 2008

(23:16:35) [my father]: it is normal convention, however. So laTex doesn't know what it is doing

(23:17:04) [my father]: what the hell do you want with something that uses louisiana and texas as its call name

That is not what LaTeX bases its name on!
computers, stupidity, provincialism, linux, technology, southernisms
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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: 9 August 2008
[edit] added: 15 August 2008

"What's that bean curd stuff?"

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

(19:14:46) T. A. McLeay: en franczais

(19:15:14) T. A. McLeay: (my compose key and altgr key on this keyboard are switched, and it's easier to use a z and this explanation than it is to cope with switched keys)

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[link] heard: 23 July 2008
[edit] added: 24 July 2008

(16:10:49) kesuari: can black kids come from white parents?

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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: 6 June 2008
[edit] added: 5 June 2008

(03:58:15) Aladnsane: John, think for a minute. Average male. Prick. Both in attitude, and in thinking organ.

(03:58:29) [me]: true

(03:58:38) [me]: though most guys I know are half decent at least

(03:59:10) Aladnsane: Most guys you know are selected, remember?

(03:59:18) [me]: ?

(03:59:25) Aladnsane: I don't know any stupid people.

(03:59:31) Aladnsane: This isn't because there aren't any.

(03:59:37) Aladnsane: It's because you /can/ choose your friends.

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

(19:13:11) kesuari: well, i suppose they say one way to become a great artist is to copy everyone else

(19:13:26) kesuari: well, copy the great artists i mean

(19:13:37) kesuari: someone who wanted to paint well shouldn't copy any drawings i've done

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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: 19 April 2008
[edit] added: 19 April 2008

To celebrate passover, i tried to make bread. Guess what? It didn't rise.

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

Thatcher: "The funniest quote of the night was:

Thatcher: ‘Do you want a valium?’

Jonathan: ‘What's that?’


Jonathan: "I have enough quotes of myself under stupidity. Though all my friends seem to think that when I say something that should be under stupidity, I put it under wisdom or profoundness instead."

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

"I donno, I think I could think about it for a while, and still not get it."

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

(23:13:38) Colum: that friend of mine kept saying that "they are trying. English isn't their first language!" But you don't try it on your merchandise!

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[link] heard: 22 March 2008
[edit] added: 24 March 2008

me: "What's that called when you express things with sounds?"

Austin: "You mean speaking?"

Jonathan meant interjections, or something, but Austin made an accurate generalisation..
misunderstandings, linguistics, language, phonetics, stupidity
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[link] heard: 10 March 2008
[edit] added: 9 March 2008

(03:02:05) Sarah: How the fuck do I ignore a woman who now calls me ABBA because she's convinced that TikTak is secretly ABBA?

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

(17:46:00) [me]: when's the beginning of spring for you guys?

(17:46:06) kesuari: 1 spring

(17:46:10) [me]: ...

(17:46:11) kesuari: 1 september

(17:46:17) kesuari: sorry, they start with the same letter

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[link] heard: 27 February 2008
[edit] added: 27 February 2008

(18:28:09) Jóhann: I sent such a corny email "What will it cost if someone stole this book" :P haha

(18:28:15) Jóhann: yeah, who the fuck is going to steal a book haha

considering cheating the library out of a book..
books, sadness, bad-ideas, money, stupidity, sadness
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[link] heard: 26 February 2008
[edit] added: 26 February 2008

(17:02:31) [me]: I can't think of anything to make from potatoes

(17:03:34) kesuari: mashed potatoes?

(17:03:43) [me]: nah

(17:04:12) [me]: I mean, soup, mashed potatoes, and omlit (tortilla española) all come to mind

(17:04:18) [me]: but I don't want any of those


(17:05:51) [me]: maybe I'll just make that really good curry again

(17:10:05) kesuari: you can also make stamps out of potatoes

(17:10:17) [me]: I was thinking of food

(17:10:23) [me]: not .. other stuff

(17:10:27) [me]: that I have no use for :-P

(17:10:37) kesuari: given you're talking to me, you really should've specified

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

(18:11:23) Amanda: you meet the most random people in the most random countries

(18:11:49) Amanda: like, i've never met a norwegian person EVER, and you meet one in like, east bum, planet jupiter

(18:11:58) Amanda: ... i say this bc i forget which country you're in now

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

[Пирожки сатып алган киоскта турганда]

Эже: "Пирожки [что-то что-то орусча]?".

Мен: "Кетти, азыр келет."

Эже: "Нет, пирожки [что-то что-то орусча]?"

Мен: "Көрбөй турасызбы? Пирошки бар, ээси азыр келет."

Эже: "Нет, Вы меня не поняли. Пирожки [что-то что-то орусча]?"

Мен: [Жарайт, деп ойлоп атам.] "Түшүнбөдүм. Орус эмесмин."

Эже: "Почему?"

Мен: "Орус эмесмин го."

Эже: "Неге?"

Мен: [ийинимди көтөрөм]

Эже: "Чынында орус эмессизби? Анда сиз кимсиз?"

Мен: "Америкалыкмын."

Эже [өзүнө]: "Мм, орусча билбейт экен."

Мен: "Жок, орусча билем, сиздин айтканыңызды эле түшүнбөдүм."

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[link] heard: 19 December 2007
[edit] added: 19 December 2007

(02:17:23) Aaron B: i wish i was the sky god

(02:17:32) Aaron B: i'd get tenure real fast

(02:17:45) Aaron B: "it says here on your CV that you're the Sky God?"

(02:17:49) Aaron B: "yeah, that's correct"

(02:17:53) Aaron B: BAM

(02:17:57) Aaron B: Tenure

Aaron's not even eligible for tenure, because he's a *grad student*
gradschool, academia, college, bad-ideas, religion, time-travel, stupidity
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[link] heard: 17 December 2007
[edit] added: 18 December 2007

Jonathan: "Hey, look, the eternal flame's going. That's good to know."

Lara: "Yeah, that's different."

Lara makes fun of me for pointing out the obvious
contradiction, stupidity, fire, SSSR, sarcasm, obviousness
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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 :)
politics, russian, SSSR, annoyingness, stupidity
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[link] heard: 7 November 2007
[edit] added: 6 November 2007

Tristan: "[pæ̃ː]."

Jonathan: "[pæ̃ ]. It's short."

Tristan: "French is stupid."

Jonathan: "Why?"

Tristan: "Because it's not like my dialect of English."

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[link] heard: 26 October 2007
[edit] added: 26 October 2007

"You know what I don't understand about bribing people to buy things—why don't you just lower the prices to what it would've been...?"

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

(21:26:54) [Sarah]: The students in here were like,"Can you convince him to let us go early?" I was like,"I don't get to go early with my class with him so y'all don't get to go early."

(21:28:30) [Sarah]: They were like,"You have classes???"

stupid undergrads...
stupidity, college, gradschool
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[link] heard: 12 October 2007
[edit] added: 23 October 2007

"Кантип жаңгак ача албайсың? Таш бар го?"

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[link] heard: 19 September 2007
[edit] added: 16 October 2007

[kid cries and points]

mother: "Ты трогал это, что-ли?"

[kid nods and continues to cry]

mother: "Зачем ты трогал это, зачем?!"

[kid cries louder]

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[link] heard: 5 September 2007
[edit] added: 5 September 2007

"You guys had lots of things growing up that other people had never heard of, like broccoli cookies."

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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: 10 August 2007
[edit] added: 12 August 2007

"Look at those two fireflies: they're flying close together and blinking. They must be mating! One's green and one's red. Oh. Wait, is that an airplane?"

[comment] [rate] 4/5

[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

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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: 13 July 2007
[edit] added: 13 July 2007

"It's probably been about 20 years since I've eaten play-dough, but I still remember what it tastes like."

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 13 July 2007
[edit] added: 13 July 2007

KJ: "Why can't my roommate see he's annoying me and just move out?"

Joyce: "Some people get satisfaction from annoying other people."

KJ: "Well, he's still paying rent."

Jonathan: "Some people pay to annoy other people."

KJ: "But he's poor."

Joyce: "Yeah, it's a luxury to be able to annoy other people."

[comment] [rate] 4/5

[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: 29 June 2007
[edit] added: 29 June 2007

(05:54:49) kesuari: i was saying it was evidence i was right, just saying it was what some sourte said

(05:55:00) [me]: sourte?

(05:55:04) kesuari: source

(05:55:08) [me]: oh :-P

(05:55:22) [me]: it processed semantically something like "bloke" would've in that context :-P

(05:55:49) kesuari: yeah, well, this is the internet so it might as well have been some bloke

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[link] heard: 26 June 2007
[edit] added: 26 June 2007

"I hate the 4th of July—I'm always afraid someone will burn down my apartment. I have terrible neighbours. Not in my building, but within bottle-rocket distance."

[comment] [rate] 3/5

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

(23:45:03) Aaron B: cool. tjamls

(23:45:25) [me]: tjamls?

(23:45:35) Aaron B: tjamls?

(23:45:43) [me]:

(23:45:03) Aaron B: cool. tjamls

(23:45:56) [me]: oh

(23:45:58) [me]: "thanks"?

(23:46:00) Aaron B: i have no idea what that was

(23:46:06) Aaron B: maybe?

[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 14 June 2007
[edit] added: 17 June 2007

"And you'll be in beautiful downtown Nepal, …"

Michael Goodman, tax advisor to Fulbright scholars
provincialism, conferences, stupidity
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[link] heard: 2 June 2007
[edit] added: 2 June 2007

Shyngys: "Как я поеду домой?"

Jonathan: "Автобус есть..."

Shyngys: "72. Нет."

Jonathan: "Есть."

Shyngys: "Есть, да? Are you sure?"

Jonathan: "Yeah. До скольких не знаю, но есть."

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

me: "Yeah, it's Low Germanic, but not Northern."

Derek: "Huh? Is it a language named after some city or something?"

me: "Nope, it's named after a continent."

Derek: "A continent?!"

me: "Yep. Go back to your room, continue grading, and in 30 seconds you'll figure it out and be like ‘Dammit!’"

(16:51:22) Derek: LOL

(16:51:24) Derek: you bastard

(16:52:04) [me]: told you :-P

(16:52:22) Derek: *shaking fist*

[comment] [rate] 5/5

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

(03:59:35) kesuari: how many ways does greek have of writing /i/!

(03:59:53) kesuari: it’s like the saw english "ough" and thought "hey, we can do that ... in reverse"

[comment] [rate] 4/5

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

(00:21:10) kesuari: am i meant to think something of it ?

(00:21:17) [me]: well, yes :-P

(00:21:33) [me]: as an australian listening to an American-made folk song about Australia :-P

(00:21:59) kesuari: it’s just an american doing what americans do. like when they go off and call us "arsies"...

(00:22:08) kesuari: we forgive you, but we don’t encourage you :)

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[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: 15 April 2007
[edit] added: 15 April 2007

me, holding a can of Mountain Dew: "You know what would probably be good? This and orange juice."

Derek: "I donno man...."

me: "I mean it's green and orange—how can you go wrong with… oh, wait."

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 13 April 2007
[edit] added: 13 April 2007

"But how will you know how to drive drunk unless you practice?"

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[link] heard: 5 April 2007
[edit] added: 5 April 2007

Jonathan: "I was just trying to figure out what comes between 4 and 6, and couldn't figure it out for a second."

Joyce: "A bus ride home..."

[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 3 April 2007
[edit] added: 3 April 2007

Jonathan: "So I was working on my thesis the other day, and I had to read through all this stuff."

Stefan: "Dude. You're in grad school. You're working on your thesis. And you had to read stuff? No way!"

Jonathan: "No, but like, I have to read through all this stuff to get data from it."

Stefan: ...

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

I sometimes wonder how they count.

they have trouble taking 10% of a large number

they were bothered by having claculators that couldn't handle enough digits

‘what is 24000 inches in feet?

let's guess until Dr. Washington tells us we're right’

[comment] [rate] 4/5

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

(05:51:42) kesuari: yeah. looking at the keyboard while you ty5e is fun.

(05:51:50) kesuari: unless you accidently type a five

[comment] [rate] 4/5

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

(00:31:27) [me]: btw, safeway's website claims that this one is 24hours

(00:31:32) [me]: is it sketchy to go there at 1am?

(00:31:39) Derek: yes

(00:31:47) Derek: you're probably a crack dealer

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[link] heard: 8 March 2007
[edit] added: 8 March 2007

anon1: "Whatever, I don't have a problem with a girl being flirty and hitting me if I say something stupid. It's not like she'd actually beat me."

anon2: "Yeah, you'd just stand up and grab her boob."

anon1: "That's so wrong."

anon2: "Tit for tat."

[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 3 March 2007
[edit] added: 4 March 2007

Derek: "Blood sucks."

Jonathan: "Then it'd be a vampire, but blood can't be a vampire—then it'd be cannibalistic."

[comment] [rate] 1/5

[link] heard: 1 March 2007
[edit] added: 1 March 2007

"It was funny when Derek had a question, you could tell—it was like watching a puppy. ‘Got a morphology problem boy?’"

Sarah comments on Derek at the review session for our students
child-like, linguistics, people, humanity, animals, stupidity, gradschool
[comment] [rate] 3/5

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

(19:22:10) [me]: I'd totally do Korean

(19:22:17) Amanda: awnyunk haseo!

(19:22:23) Amanda: naaay awnyung haseo!

(19:22:26) [me]: .. I don't *know* Korean

(19:22:30) Amanda: me either

(19:22:47) Amanda: i mimic the korean phrases i heard my korean student frie3nds using all th time

(19:22:56) Amanda: and one time i was just like making korean sounding noises

(19:23:02) Amanda: and some kid was like oh which teaching team do you have?

(19:23:05) Amanda: and i'm like uh the arabic one

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 2 February 2007
[edit] added: 12 February 2007

Gabe: "So in other words, every time something stupid came into your head, you'd have to do it immediately."

Jonathan: [playing with something on the table at a restaurant] "Like me!"

[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 12 January 2007
[edit] added: 13 January 2007

Meghan: "People used to throw batteries at me because they thought I was gay."

Julia: "And they thought you needed the batteries why?"

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 12 January 2007
[edit] added: 13 January 2007

"His father's like ‘Don't fly too close to the sun Icharus.’ And he's like ‘This freakin' rocks! Woohoo!’"

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 10 January 2007
[edit] added: 16 January 2007

"So if you thought the answer was something other than two, and didn't say it because everyone else said ‘two’, that was probably a good idea."

[comment] [rate] 2/5

[link] heard: 10 November 2006
[edit] added: 11 November 2006

"Do you want me to stir this with another spoon or a different spoon?"

"Is there a spoon?"
food, stupidity, deepness, scrambling
[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 5 November 2006
[edit] added: 6 November 2006

"You can tell it's cold outside when humans start turning off the lights and watching something hot inside glow."

Derek and I stand stupefied as we throw corriander at the burner on our stove and watch it glow and fizzle.
weather, humanity, stupidity, burning
[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 4 November 2006
[edit] added: 5 November 2006

"Sometimes I just want to yell out my window at the drivers."

[comment] [rate] 2/5

[link] heard: 18 October 2006
[edit] added: 23 October 2006

"RMS: poor man's absolute value, rich man's decadent absolute value."

Getting absolute value by squaring and then square-rooting x
math, stupidity, money, computers
[comment] [rate] no rating

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

"That's interesting: if you eat spicy food with the back of your mouth, the back part gets burned."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 21 September 2006
[edit] added: 23 September 2006

"Most of the students just want to learn what's going to be on the test, get their grade, and then they want to move on to finance, or business, or biology—you know, whatever isn't linguistics."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 13 September 2006
[edit] added: 12 September 2006

00:52:28 [anon]: you should try to watch a portuguese speak ... seriously. old people are impossible to understand because they are all drool-y and then they don't move their mouths, and you can't understand a word... it sounds like muttering; just a wall of sound

[comment] [rate] no rating

[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

(20:41:33) [Rianna]: uhh...what version of the windows virus are you runinng?

(20:42:01) [Laura]: The latest version of AVG.

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 30 May 2006
[edit] added: 31 May 2006

"I'm just going to write it, because it's easier than spelling it."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 28 May 2006
[edit] added: 29 May 2006

kid in car: "Hey, I know you!"

Jonathan: "Do you?"

older girl in car: "He's 11."

Jonathan: "Oh, okay."

[comment] [rate] no rating

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

Rianna: "I don't even speak Danish!"

Jonathan: "Have you ever studied Danish?"

Rianna: "No, but still… I can't even read it. Out loud."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 15 May 2006
[edit] added: 15 May 2006

Aladnsane: "You just don't want to quote things you said that aren't flattering [to yourself]."

me: "I … don't … know … what you you're talking about :-P"

in reference to something not quoted ;) (cf. quote #191)
quotes, compliments, stupidity
[comment] [rate] no rating

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

"It came up and asked me if I wanted the animated tour or the non-animated tour. ‘Fuck you’ was not an option."

about the Windows installer
computers, sadness, stupidity, annoyingness
[comment] [rate] 4/5

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

02:34:54 [sn withheld]: Because Mexico is spoken by like 20% of the population of the US as a first language

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 3 May 2006
[edit] added: 3 May 2006

00:43:21 [me]: agh. I was stupid

00:43:33 [aladnsane]: ?

00:44:01 [aladnsane]: I mean, I believe you and all ;)

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 30 April 2006
[edit] added: 1 May 2006

"Positing *o is like positing Ident-Germanic and saying that among Uralic languages, Finnish has it most highly ranked."

[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 31 March 2006
[edit] added: 31 March 2006

06:23:30 [Laura]: I keep trying to glue the glasses back together, but superglue won't hold them.

06:25:39 [Laura]: i've tried twice, and i'll i've managed to do is glue everything to everything else that i don't want glued.

06:25:48 [Laura]: Like my hand to my mouse. That wasn't fun.

06:26:30 [Laura]: never get super glue on your fingers, and then click on your mouse.

[comment] [rate] 5/5

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

04:21:06 [Tristan]: /me wonders how it shows for jon when he deso it

04:21:24 [me]: it just starts with "/me" and looks like a normal message otherways

04:21:38 [me]: (including your weird metathesis typos)

04:21:47 [Tristan]: llo

[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 23 March 2006
[edit] added: 23 March 2006

22:03:31 [me]: :-P

22:03:43 [me]: (I started to type :-P as 'th')

22:03:54 [me]: (which was weird. but that's how I'd pronounce it)

22:03:59 [Laura]: WHAT?

22:04:05 [Laura]: th=smiley face?

22:04:09 [me]: no.

22:04:11 [me]: pronounce :-P

22:04:21 [Laura]: "smiley face"

22:04:22 [Laura]: OH

22:04:25 [Laura]: pffft

22:04:28 [me]: no

22:04:31 [Laura]: no?

22:04:32 [me]: stick your tongue out

22:04:38 [me]: no ffs if your tongue's out

22:04:39 [Laura]: pbpbpbpbpbp

22:04:51 [me]: no ps or bs either

22:04:59 [Laura]: Absolutely it's a BP

22:05:17 [Laura]: The sounds of someone blowing a raspberry sounds like a p or b to me.

22:05:25 [me]: technically it's lingua-labial

22:05:36 [me]: yeah, but in this case your tongue is involved

22:05:40 [Laura]: a TH sounds is made by blowing air over over your tongue.

22:05:52 [Laura]: Maybe mrmrmrmrmrmrmrmr

22:05:59 [me]: no, an /h/ is made by blowing air over your tongue

22:06:08 [Laura]: But i like pbpbpbpbpbpbpbp

22:06:15 [me]: but you can do that without your tongue

22:06:20 [Laura]: Yes.

22:06:26 [Laura]: True.

22:06:38 [Laura]: But it's the same sound!

22:06:42 [me]: thbt might be better

22:06:48 [Laura]: Ok, ok.

22:06:55 [Laura]: It's understandable.

22:07:07 [me]: so that's why I started writing it as 'th'

22:07:10 [me]: instead of :-P

22:07:12 [Laura]: heh.

22:07:25 [me]: that conversation is almost worthy of my quotes page

22:07:38 [Laura]: pretty much.

[comment] [rate] 4/5

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

03:43:49 [me]: you wanna hear something funny? Moxy Früvous

03:44:04 [me]: they rhyme whopper and copper

03:44:10 [me]: oh

03:44:12 [me]: those do rhyme

me, confusing myself on why Canadians sound funny
language, stupidity, patriotism, music, diatribes
[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 3 March 2006
[edit] added: 4 March 2006

"If a layman gets confused, I sort of don't care."

[comment] [rate] 2/5

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

04:45:33 [Tristan]: well if you used words like god meant them to be word, there'd be no problem

[comment] [rate] 2/5

[link] heard: 15 February 2006
[edit] added: 18 February 2006

me: "Are people allowed to use cellphones in here?"

help-desk guy: "No, but I'm not going to do anything."

me: "Oh. Well, there's this really annoying girl on her phone at that computer over there."

help-desk guy: "In that case, I will do something."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 15 February 2006
[edit] added: 15 February 2006

Guy at checkout: "What is that?"

me: "That's a rutabaga."

Guy at checkout: "Uh, how do you spell that?" [fumbles through code guide]

me: "R-U-T-A-B-E-G-A"

Guy at checkout: [finds code and punches it in]

me: "What is this world coming to?"

Guy at checkout: "Well, sir, we have a lot of produce, and I don't know what it all is."

The guy at the checkout at Safeway; and for the record, Safeway does not have a lot of produce.
sadness, stupidity, food, obliviousness, incompetence
[comment] [rate] no rating

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

05:28:39 [Tristan]: otherwise it'd just be a co-incidence

05:29:16 [me]: what's a coïncidence?

05:29:27 [Tristan]: when two incidences coincide?

05:29:34 [me]: …

another typical conversation, about the quotes page, ironically enough
irony, coincidence, silliness, puns, language, obviousness, quotes, typical-conversations, quotes, stupidity
[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 30 January 2006
[edit] added: 30 January 2006

14:24:40 [me]: you know how when you write an e-mail and edit it as you go, you sometimes miss stuff, so you an extra word or something?

[comment] [rate] 5/5

[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: 26 November 2006

(21:46:21) [me]: (yes, linguistics is science—it's predictive)

(21:46:50) [Aladnsane]: Then tell me how my ancestors will say 'indifferent' 500 years from now.

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 30 December 2005
[edit] added: 30 December 2005

me: "So how did the fishies that evolved originally get to lake Baikal? By air?"

my genious scientist father: "Probably."

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 27 December 2005
[edit] added: 27 December 2005

My father: "I ate breakfast for a whole year."

Hannah: "Yesterday."

my father trying to give an example in a conversation on aspect
stupidity, language, linguistics, food
[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 9 October 2005
[edit] added: 9 October 2005

18:30:51 [oberon]: that does something totally whacky

18:30:52 [oberon]: the fuck?

18:31:00 [oberon]: The camel claimed that would work...

18:31:32 [me]: you using perl 6 already? ;-P

18:37:04 [oberon]: Excellent

18:37:08 [oberon]: And no, I'm not using Perl 6

18:37:13 [oberon]: because it DOESN'T FUCKING EXIST

18:38:14 [me]: well, it was one possibility for why what you were doing wasn't working

18:38:24 [me]: that you got Perl 6 from future.sourceforge.net

18:38:35 [me]: and were using that as your primary perl interpreter for some reason

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 16 August 2005
[edit] added: 16 August 2005

"This should be a warning to all the groups out there—don't write inane lyrics when you're young, because when you're older you'll be performing them on PBS and you'll look like a fool."

in response to the Grass Roots performing on PBS
music, tv, stupidity, wisdom, insults
[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 2 August 2005
[edit] added: 3 August 2005

[23:16] Laura C: NO WAY!

[23:16] Laura C: that's DRUMS!

[23:16] Laura C: I thought that's what spanish sounded like!

[23:16] Laura C: I must be taking the wrong class.

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 6 July 2005
[edit] added: 6 July 2005

Aaron B [20:47]: in *america* we don't have an "h"

go to any store

[comment] [rate] 2/5

[link] heard: 1 July 2005
[edit] added: 4 July 2005

"What kind of listen do you guys music to?"

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 1 July 2005
[edit] added: 4 July 2005

Shawn: "He's so gay. He must spend at least 3 hours on his moustache alone in the morning!"

Michaela: "Oh, come on–you know you like girls who do that."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 20 March 2005
[edit] added: 20 March 2005

Vickie: "I'm a year older than Matt."

Matt: "No you're not, because if you were, we wouldn't both be 21 right now."

Vickie: "Fine, I'm 9 months older than you."

Nat: "That's enough time to make a baby."

Vickie: "Yeah, I could be your mother."

everyone else in room confused.

oberon: "Uhm, that's not ... how ... it works."

[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 15 December 2004
[edit] added: 15 December 2004

"You see, we're edumacatifying you."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 6 December 2004
[edit] added: 6 December 2004

"Well, let's just say I'll land my Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria at her Plymouth Rock."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 24 November 2004
[edit] added: 25 November 2004

Jonathan: "Whoa, there's all sorts of junk in there."

Vickie: "Yeah. It's a trash can."

Jonathan: "Well, there's like styrofoam and banana peals."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 23 November 2004
[edit] added: 23 November 2004

"Don't confuse your inability to learn the operating system with problems with the operating system itself."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 22 November 2004
[edit] added: 22 November 2004

"And they had this story about these two bozos—what were their names? Remus and Vulcan?"

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 19 November 2004
[edit] added: 19 November 2004

Vickie: "What country's flag is this?"

Jonathan: "Guess."

Vickie: "Mexico?"

Jonathan: "Uh, no..."

Vickie: "Spain?"

Jonathan: "Noo.."

Vickie: "Africa?"

Jonathan: "Uh, Vickie..?"

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 19 November 2004
[edit] added: 19 November 2004

"Mostly because I had an overactive imagination. And my little sister was very stupid. Or, you know, little."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 18 November 2004
[edit] added: 19 November 2004

"Yeah, value judgements ... bad."

[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 14 November 2004
[edit] added: 14 November 2004

(15:59:45) Aaron B: but i forgot that you're jonathan

(15:59:51) Aaron B: and conventional logic doesn't apply


(16:00:08) [me]: it's logic that works on stereotypical american teenagers and no one else

(16:00:27) Aaron B: right

(16:00:29) Aaron B: convention

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 10 November 2004
[edit] added: 10 November 2004

(08:34:57) Laura C: I accidently lit my pencil on fire

(08:35:03) Laura C: And now it won't work.

(08:36:52) [me]: what kind of pencil

(08:37:05) Laura C: mechanical.

(08:37:20) Laura C: I wanted to see what happened if you lit the lead on fire.

(08:37:29) Laura C: except i caught the plastic on fire

(08:37:39) Laura C: and the top part kinda melted off.

(08:38:46) Laura C: And the peice of lead is completley covered in melted plastic.

(08:39:13) Laura C: BUT I CAN STILL WRITE WITH IT!

(08:39:33) [me]: I thought you said it didn't work?

(08:39:51) Laura C: Well, the tip of the piece of lead pokes through the plastic

(08:39:57) Laura C: So i can technically still write with it

(08:40:28) Laura C: But it's not like i can reverse the damage i did. When that peice of lead is through, it'll be completley broken.

(08:47:54) Laura C: this is the coolest pencil EVER

(08:48:56) Laura C: It's now more like an abstract art idea of a pencil

(08:50:30) Laura C: It's all twisted and seperated

[Jonathan continues to add quote to quotes page]

(08:50:51) Laura C: DAMNIT, You're making me seem like an insane crazy pyro who always burns shit at 8 in the morning.

(08:52:00) [me]: well...

(08:52:20) Laura C: shhh

Laura, rambling about setting her pencil on fire for a good 20 minutes
fire, school, stupidity, bad-ideas, quotes, burning, diatribes, typical-conversations
[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 9 November 2004
[edit] added: 9 November 2004

"Where'd my 'feine go? Who stole my—?! Oh, I finished it. Aw, that was the last 'feine."

[comment] [rate] no rating

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

Nat: "Look at the specs; it turns out that a lot of the examples out there are wrong. I had a lot of trouble until I checked the specs."

Jonathan: "Well, I looked at your code."

Nat: "Don't look at my code—I looked at your code!"

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[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

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 5 November 2004
[edit] added: 5 November 2004

Jonathan: "Does practicing for the GRE do anything?"

oberon: "I did leave an SAT prep book under my bed before I took the SATs."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 26 October 2004
[edit] added: 26 October 2004

"That's what I'm saying! Definitions can't be defined. ... As such."

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 4 October 2004
[edit] added: 4 October 2004

"I'm sorry, you can't buy that here, we don't sell those. You'll have to put it back."

cashier at Java City in reference to a bottle of water someone was carrying, as reported by Josh Rachlin
brandeis, food, sadness, stupidity, incompetence, not-heard-myself
[comment] [rate] 5/5

[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'."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[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."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 26 September 2004
[edit] added: 26 September 2004

Jonathan: "What's Microsoft encumbered technology?"

oberon: "SOAP. That's why Nat never showers."

Jonathan: "Wait, what? ... Oh."

oberon: "I think chunks of shampoo are owned by Sun."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 13 September 2004
[edit] added: 13 September 2004

"Shut the fuck up, you potty mouth."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[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
politics, religion, stupidity
[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 3 September 2004
[edit] added: 10 September 2004

"There are languages in 34 instruc—"

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 9 May 2004
[edit] added: 9 May 2004

Jonathan: "Fingers are not articulators!"

Aaron: "...Yes they are."

[Aaron again says [sʌmθɪŋ] using his fingers to open his mouth to avoid saying [sʌmpθɪŋ]]

Aaron: "You can't speak English without using your fingers."

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 5 May 2004
[edit] added: 5 May 2004

[oberon eats cheddar goldfish with chocolate frosting (with real butter)]

"This is making me sick."

[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 2 May 2004
[edit] added: 2 May 2004

(03:42:44) Kesuari: what size billion are we talking about?

(03:43:23) Kesuari: (i.e. a thousand-million--billion or a million-million--billion?)

(03:47:25) [me]: a thousand-million

(03:47:35) [me]: a million-million is a trillian :-P

(03:47:43) [me]: trillion

(03:47:45) [me]: bleh

(03:47:53) [me]: too much Douglas Adams

[comment] [rate] no rating

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

yolin(24): damn only fuck i talk and i get misunderstood!!

on FICS (a chess server oberon frequents)
stupidity, language, games, inappropriateness
[comment] [rate] 3/5

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

oberon: "Where's the zoom? This is a shitty editor."

Adam: "That's the web browser!"

[comment] [rate] 5/5

[link] heard: 9 April 2004
[edit] added: 9 May 2004

(07:54:54) Оберон: Actually, I only think

(07:54:59) Оберон: Perhaps some day I'll thinki

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 13 March 2004
[edit] added: 13 March 2004

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

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 1 March 2004
[edit] added: 1 March 2004

(05:19:06) Aaron B: i love typis

(05:19:08) Aaron B: typos*

[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 29 February 2004
[edit] added: 29 February 2004

Jonathan: "But then why does /ʔəɾə-/ become [pɾi-]?"

Aaron & Amanda: "`Price'. That's English."

Jonathan, helping Aaron and Amanda with phonology homeowrk
linguistics, slowness, stupidity, phonetics
[comment] [rate] 2/5

[link] heard: 23 February 2004
[edit] added: 14 March 2004

"No, you don't need Word Perfect 6...No, you don't need 5.1 either!"

[comment] [rate] no rating

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

(03:06:58) Оберон: it's not very flexible, but these are windows users

(03:07:08) Оберон: they can be easily distracted by a ball of twine and a slightly bent stick.

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 12 January 2004
[edit] added: 12 January 2004

Aaron: "You know, I just realised that 'shermanate' can be present tense and past tense, you know, like 'Sherman' . . . 'ate'."

Laura: "You're the queen of the retarded."

Aaron [falsetto voice]: "Why thank you."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 22 December 2003
[edit] added: 22 December 2003

"Yeah, those are all Carla Bruni, mais I... but I..."

Hannah lapses into French for a word
french, stupidity, music, language
[comment] [rate] no rating

[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.

[comment] [rate] no rating

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

(05:00:19) Aarón: i just broke down a translation of desfortunamente for my friend

(05:00:28) me: desafortunadamente?

(05:00:34) Aarón: yeah

(05:00:37) Aarón: what did i say?

(05:00:46) Aarón: oy

(05:00:52) ***Aarón is too tired for this crap

(05:01:12) Aarón: anyway, i was all des=fortunate fortunada=un mente=ly

(05:01:20) Aarón: then i realized, um...

(05:01:29) Aarón: un is NOT equal to fortunate

[comment] [rate] 1/5

[link] heard: 1 December 2003
[edit] added: 1 December 2003

(08:48:03) [me]: not what I meant

(08:48:06) Kesuari: i know

(08:48:11) [me]: I know you know

(08:48:18) Kesuari: i know you know i know.

(08:48:25) [me]: I know you know I know you know

(08:48:33) Kesuari: did you though?

(08:48:41) [me]: no :\

(08:48:48) Kesuari: didn't think so :P

(08:49:00) [me]: well, that's why I said it in the first place

(08:49:04) [me]: why I said "I know you know"

(08:49:26) Kesuari: i think i'm lost

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 29 November 2003
[edit] added: 29 November 2003

Aaron: "This guy on my hall is taking his girlfriend to dinner in Sherman in a tux for her birthday. And this other guy from our hall who plays violin is going to play for them."

Danny & Jonathan, in unison: "Freshmen.."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 26 November 2003
[edit] added: 26 November 2003

[Rongrong implies that Jonathan needs to leave.]

Jackie: "A.k.a. 'get the fuck off my computer'."

Rongrong: "A.k.a.? Who's that?"

[Jonathan starts to add quote so far using Rongrong's computer]

Rongrong: "What kind of music you don't like? Britney Spears?"

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[link] heard: 25 November 2003
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(19:42:39) Aarón: i misplace sodas a lot

(19:42:46) Aarón: they usually end up exploded in the freezer

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[link] heard: 23 November 2003
[edit] added: 24 November 2003

"It's freezing; can we go get ice cream now?"

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[link] heard: 14 November 2003
[edit] added: 14 November 2003

(18:38:24) Aaron: why is it that a topic search for stupidity brings up almost the same results as a search for kathryn harris?

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[link] heard: 14 September 2003
[edit] added: 14 September 2003

(01:45:50) оберон: Women are like my broken window shade.

(01:45:58) оберон: You can pull as hard as you want, but it's not going to change anything

(01:46:08) оберон: and the only solution is to jam them between your bed and the wall with a heavy blanket

(01:46:26) оберон: see, I have the gift if stupalogy

(01:46:29) оберон: it's not quite stupid

(01:46:33) оберон: and it's not quite an analogy

(01:46:38) оберон: and people are just so shocked they smile and nod

(01:46:57) оберон: and don't think to question how it is, exactly, that women are like a piece of plastic rolled over a metal bar.

(01:47:16) оберон: if they did, though, I'd calmly explain that it has to do with the sprinsg.

(01:47:18) оберон: springs, even.

(01:47:55) оберон: Life is like a fire alarm: you wish it would just stay nice and quiet but it never does and you always end up all wet.

(01:48:23) оберон: Now in actuality, a fire alarm is a device which goes "BUZZ" and life is a bunch of organic compounds wiggling about. But people buy it anyway

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[link] heard: 30 August 2003
[edit] added: 30 August 2003

(23:20:31) Kathryn: damn straight

(23:20:46) [me]: yeah, I am

(23:26:05) Kathryn: that was dumber than kwanzaa

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[link] heard: 1 August 2003
[edit] added: 31 July 2003

(21:09:04) [me]: it's qt.. is it in python?

(21:09:51) Kesuari: no, i think i'ts just qt

(21:09:59) [me]: what language?

(21:10:10) Kesuari: python

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[link] heard: 19 July 2003
[edit] added: 19 July 2003

(03:40:39) [Cem]: yo i have a question for u man, are most college parties in the us like the ones in the usa?

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

(19:58:34) Kathryn: fuck you, i'm lame and fun

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[link] heard: 18 June 2003
[edit] added: 18 June 2003

(15:52:15) [me]: well that's sent

(15:52:21) [me]: or it's in the quad's outgoing mail

(16:02:45) Adam Batkin: Email not snail mail?

(16:02:54) [me]: snail

(16:03:03) Adam Batkin: Oh thats what you mean by quad's outgoing mail

(16:03:08) [me]: yeah =P

(16:03:23) Adam Batkin: I was wondering why in the world there would be an SMTP server for outgoing mail for your quad

(16:03:29) Adam Batkin: And why it would queue it

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[link] heard: 4 June 2003
[edit] added: 4 June 2003

(15:30:57) Kathryn: today's my parents' 25th anniversity

(15:31:05) Kathryn: i probably should maybe be nice or something

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[link] heard: 4 June 2003
[edit] added: 4 June 2003

(15:26:28) Kathryn: heh, that's so true

(15:26:36) Kathryn: esp. when it's something i said

(15:26:48) Kathryn: like, everything i say is under stupidity or hormones or both

(15:27:02) [me]: that's going up too

(15:27:19) Kathryn: yeah, under stuipdity and hormones

(15:27:24) Kathryn: put it under profoundness!

(15:27:26) Kathryn: i dare you

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[link] heard: 4 June 2003
[edit] added: 4 June 2003

(15:21:01) Qatharsis: How come a quote is "profoundness" when it's by you, but "stupidity" otherwise?

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[link] heard: 0 June 2003
[edit] added: 15 June 2003

Fri 13 Jun:

(16:43:15) [me]: this keeps coming up entirely randomly... I'm running gaim 0.64 with rox+waimea as my session+window managers:

** (gaim:1141): CRITICAL **: file prefs.c: line 358 (gaim_prefs_get_bool): assertion `pref != NULL' failed

(17:48:08) [me]: this killed gaim 0.64:

(gaim:1273): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: gvalue.c:86: cannot initialize GValue with type `gpointer', the value has already been initialized as `gpointer'

Sat 14 Jun:

(23:25:07) [me]: you guys really need to fix this:

(gaim:7407): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: gvalue.c:86: cannot initialize GValue with type `gpointer', the value has already been initialized as `gpointer'

(23:25:07) SeanEgn : SLEEPING IN ALL CAPS AGAIN!

Sun 15 Jun:

(07:59:37) SeanEgn: no we don't

(08:02:50) [me]: oh? something I did...?

(08:03:10) [me]: or a gtk2 problem?

(08:03:45) SeanEgn: It's just that we don't really need to do anything

(08:04:04) [me]: oh, true :-P

(08:04:35) [me]: well, I found that 0.64 crashed every 10 mins or so using waimea as a wm, and now with xfwm4 only crashes once every couple hours.

(08:04:43) [me]: so I'm sticking with xfwm4 for now

(08:05:08) [me]: but 0.64 definitely has some issues that should be resolved eventually

(08:05:44) [me]: and as long as you're on the line, I have a question: is there any way to merge multiple instances of the same buddy, like 0.60 did?

(08:06:05) SeanEgn: 0.60 didn't do that

(08:06:09) [me]: it did for me

(08:06:17) SeanEgn: nope, you're wrong

(08:06:20) [me]: I have a cvs version in /opt that I can start up to prove it

(08:06:42) SeanEgn: How does a cvs version prove what 0.60 did?

(08:06:57) [me]: okay, *my* version of 0.60 does

(08:07:11) [me]: I think once you guys merged the edit buddies window and the online buddies window you got rid of that "feature" / "bug"

(08:07:11) SeanEgn: no, no version of 0.60 ever merged buddies

(08:07:15) [me]: mine did

(08:07:29) SeanEgn: No, stop being contrary and wrong.

(08:07:41) [me]: you're the one being contrary and wrong

(08:07:48) [me]: maybe you never saw it do that

(08:07:50) [me]: but it does for me

(08:07:51) SeanEgn: I'm the one who's going to stop talking to you

(08:07:59) [me]: okay, take care then

me, reporting gaim bugs to Sean Egn (a gaim developper) when the problems start to become annoying enough to warrant it.
linux, randomness, computers, stupidity, gaim-pidgin, craziness
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[link] heard: 23 May 2003
[edit] added: 1 June 2003

"It's right across the street from the shoe hammer place. Uhm... whatever it's called... You know, the cobbler."

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[link] heard: 7 May 2003
[edit] added: 7 May 2003

(00:31:24) ¡Luz!: oh! I have my first publication in a foreign language

(00:31:55) ¡Luz!: you remember that stupid thing I had to write from the point of view of an aminal of a famous person?

(00:32:18) ¡Luz!: apparently I won some sort of contest (along with 7 other people...nationally)...and now it's published

(00:32:34) ¡Luz!: the poem about Frida Kahlo from the point of a monkey

she only wrote it because her teacher made her
french, stupidity, poetry, omnipotence
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[link] heard: 4 May 2003
[edit] added: 4 May 2003

Rameez: "Just because you're right doesn't mean I have to listen to you."

Jonathan: "That's almost quotes page material, but it doesn't make enough sense."

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[link] heard: 4 May 2003
[edit] added: 4 May 2003

"I'm so bored I'm taking pictures of the wall."

Yes, he was taking pictures of the wall.
life, school, boredom, stupidity
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[edit] added: 1 June 2003

"It's 'loi' in French: F — O — I."

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"Within the deep enigmatic craters of the human mindset, exists a belief of an ideal world; inconceivable in reality, an almost intangible paradise is found to be a constantly recurring notion. The previous sentence meant nothing; it is only a structural perception of the implausible."

in a paper he wrote
deepness, stupidity, school, papers, philosophy, people
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(02:30:41) Luna Camilla: i'm gonna go to sleep so i don't forget the psych i never learned during the exam tomorrow

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"Yeah, I'm at Brandeis—what's this place called?"

on the phone with Tiki
stupidity, brandeis, contradiction
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"Damn nuclear fusion, or fission, or whatever makes the sun shine."

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"You know, the coffee house—Cookley's? Cockley's?"

in reference to Chumley's
stupidity, brandeis, freudian
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"What the fuck is wtf?"

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(00:15:56) ¡Luz! Je viens du ciel et les étoiles entre elles / ne parlent que de toi...: but I'm smarted than she is :P

in reference to Avril Lavigne being just a year older than her
stupidity, irony, contradiction, music
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"Eye is in the beauty of the beholder."

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(18:19:02) Kd5cfx: I hat theis kebord

(18:19:19) Kd5cfx: whoa, how'd the e in hate get half way into the enxt word?

(18:19:30) Verdant Forest: I dnt'o nkow

(18:19:35) Verdant Forest: :)

(18:19:38) Kd5cfx: hehe, lest just kep;p making typose

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[22:36:06] LunaCamilla: ugh i feel sick for some reason. those noodles shouldn't have made me sick! they're asian.

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"Wait, what were we talking about? Oh, yeah, what people talk about."

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"I just don't understand what you mean by dense!"

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"Calm the fuck down!"

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[11:45:21] LunaCamilla: like, it's a porn or something like that

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"I'm not writing it from a user's standpoint; I'm writing it from an author's standpoint."

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[17:29:00] LunaCamilla: so i was thinking about it, and looked at what the prog for high school certification entails, and it's like five classes

[17:30:27] LunaCamilla: still six

[17:31:25] LunaCamilla: FOUR

[17:33:37] LunaCamilla: i meant five, tho

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"'Hehe', you know, four simple letters."

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"I'm Turkish; I can eat as many fortune cookies and get as many fortunes as I want."

immediately after opening his third fortune cookie in 5 minutes (the first fortune he ate with the cookie claiming that's how they're eaten in China, (and then Turkey when we told him no), and the second fell out of the cookie when he dropped it on the floor. The third came out fine.)
culture, stupidity, food, turkisms
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"I know no France."

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"You look up. Like, you know, you look like you're up."

some frat guy
hazing, stupidity, child-like
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[06:31:40] LunaCamilla: i love latin poetry

[06:31:55] LunaCamilla: it makes me so happy. i want to be a roman poet when i grow up, jonathan

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"Wait, what were we talking about? Oh, yeah, talking."

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"I wanna happy thought. That's not even funny. Haha. Ah, Sean Biggerstaff."

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[11:32:10] LunaCamilla: don't rush me! i'm hurrying!

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