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

Rabbi Dan: "Turn to page 185. Someone once commented to me that these sidurim are like Choose Your Own Adventure books."

Gabe: "Yeah, open to a random page, and you get inscribed in the book of death."

in response to Rabbi Dan's comment in Yom Kippur services
religion, books, death
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[link] heard: 4 May 2006
[edit] added: 4 May 2006

"Maybe you should implement the medieval system, where if one of the grad students misbehaves, they whip one of the undergrads."

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[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."

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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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