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1:06 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: Do you “supplement” your income? by name not important on english.stackexchange.com
 
 
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2:11 AM
@M.A.Ramezani IUPAC nomenclature is cool, right?
 
2:48 AM
@M.A.Ramezani That's a peculiarly morbid point of view. Tantamount to a conspiracy theory. Isn't it enough that nature always sides with the hidden flaw?
 
 
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6:46 AM
Life is morbid when you live under the constant threat of terrorism.
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Email in body: do you need a loan by chris on english.stackexchange.com
 
7:18 AM
@Robusto Thank you! Bows
But who are we kidding? If war is profit to some people, why will they consent to stopping it?
Notice that I don't say which side is the so-called some people, cuz I'm not sure about that either anymore.
@TRiG Oh you have no idea. . .
 
 
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8:40 AM
Howard Hughes exemplified that during the Vietnam war.
 
8:56 AM
@skillpatrol ...and break the rules
@M.A.Ramezani and breaks some rules
puts the rules back together
Ugh...there's always some piece missing.
 
What's missing?
Or what am I missing @Mitch?
 
@Robusto he has muscles for the exact same reason she has tits. Words like "need" or "use" never get let into the building.
 
To feed babies?
He is the bread winner.
 
@skillpatrol when a vase breaks and you try to put it back together, there's always a little piece missing. Same with rules.
 
I see.
 
9:08 AM
@RegDwigнt that doorman is kinda uptight. He could let in 'may' or 'can' or 'should'
 
Slip him a couple of bucks, that'll loosen him up :-)
 
I mentioned your name, he smiles, let me in, showed me through a door and down a long hallway, through the kitchen, up through the back of the stage, onto the stage and then through the dining room, up into the balcony and out a small nondescript door onto the fire escape.
And then I turned around and the guy was gone and the door was locked.
 
What a thug.
 
I know! What a bastard
 
Must have been the mention of "skull" >8(
 
9:33 AM
@M.A.Ramezani I have a degree in chemistry, but I've forgotten most of it. Some of the older names sound cooler, though. Isobutane is more euphonious than methylpentane. And ethyl alcohol scores over ethanol.
 
 
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11:08 AM
@RegDwigнt You are taking me literally. Worse, seriously.
 
11:47 AM
@Robusto I am literally not taking you.
Must be someone else.
An impostor.
Meanwhile for @Cerberus dem seine Sammlung:
 
Or an imposter. Someone who does something unspeakable to or with posts or posters.
Oh, and btw, it seems German had Email before English ever did.
 
Yeah tell that to the OVER 9000% Germans who still can't spell it.
eMail? E-Mail? e-Mail? Emaille? Fick die Scheiße.
 
Emailwaren = enamel products. Something I learned decades before we ever had email, and forgot once I started using regular, modern email.
Actually, I had forgotten it long before electronic email.
 
Yeah we discussed. Which you've forgotten as well.
 
We discussed enamel?
 
11:51 AM
It, and your personal affair with it vis-à-vis electronic yada yada gosh.
 
@RegDwigнt Eminent;y useful.
 
Also, this:
Sep 13 '14 at 0:57, by Robusto
A ceramic fixture for your bathroom: the YouTub. It comes with idiotic comments graffitoed right into the enamel.
 
But it says Leningradsky?
 
@Cerberus yeah so?
 
@RegDwigнt Not the same thingamajig. Stop trying to trick my memory.
 
11:53 AM
But we have perverted and corrupted Russia! No more Lenin.
 
If streets in America can still be named after people who tortured slaves for a living, then certainly streets in Russia can be named after, well, a city.
@Robusto it is not the same. Which is why I said also. Look it up in a dictionary.
 
Check out the champions of the FIFI World Cup. More proof that we Americans let our women do our fighting for us.
 
Yeah no shit, right.
Meanwhile your "men" deflate their "balls".
 
OK, someone is telling me su is a possessive adjective in Spanish. Am I crazy? I thought it would be a possessive pronoun, like her/his/its in English.
 
"OMG I am only wearing 100 pounds of full-body armor. How could I ever survive a direct hit from this piece of leather? OMGOMG someone call The Deflator!"
 
11:57 AM
@RegDwigнt We used to have a Stalinlaan in Amsterdam, I believe.
Next the Rooseveldtlaan.
 
@Robusto yeah no you're not fooling anyone on this site with trick questions like that. You can call first an "adjective", or you can call it a "determiner", or you can call it "past indefinite future aorist", or you can call it "Susan", every normal person just uses it and does not give a flying brick.
 
It was renamed the Vrijdheidslaan after the Hungarian invasion.
 
Fine, I'll call it Susan then.
 
@Robusto excellent. Now please enjoy this sound of me not giving a flying brick.
 
@Robusto Those are the same thing, depending on your terminology.
 
12:00 PM
@Cerberus Moscow has some strange streets named after obscure British (I think?) officers nobody at all has ever heard before.
 
@RegDwigнt You're so full of animus today. I guess you're feeling quite yourself.
 
And nobody at all could tell from the street's name that it's named after something British.
 
@Robusto But some people say your is a possessive adjective, yours a possessive pronoun (because it replaces a noun).
 
@Cerberus Yeah. Funny, I had never thought of her as an adjective.
 
@Robusto you're so full of serious today I guess you're feeling quite Batman.
 
12:01 PM
> Feminine traits, her traits (it can replace an adjective, it behaves like an adjective).
 
@RegDwigнt You started it.
 
I never started Batman. Not once.
 
@Cerberus Yeah, I know.
 
You're looking for that Nolan guy.
 
OK.
 
12:02 PM
54 mins ago, by Robusto
@RegDwigнt You are taking me literally. Worse, seriously.
 
@RegDwigнt That's nice. From the Napoleonic wars, perhaps?
 
@Robusto see, that's a line from Interstellar.
@Cerberus ha, that's a good question. I never looked up which period it was even from.
 
Let's not say things we can't take back.
 
Come to think of it, I am not even sure it was an officer. Might as well have been a city.
Hm.
And the thing is, the last time I read about it was like literally ten days ago. And I don't remember shit.
 
Was it "London Street"?
 
12:04 PM
YES!
 
I think that may be a city.
Or "Duke of Wellington Street"?
 
Street is no city I have heard of. Do they speak English in Street?
 
I think Street was a city?
Like Streetford-upon-Avon?
Bombed by the Russians, no doubt.
 
Stratford-upon-Avon.
Hey, what's with Rotterdam, raining all over the Tour de France?
 
I know.
 
12:06 PM
Straight Ford upon Gayvon.
 
Or that.
New spelling, shmelling.
 
Strut fjord up on Levon.
 
Maximillian Adolph Otto Siegfried "Max" Schmeling (September 28, 1905 – February 2, 2005) was a German boxer who was heavyweight champion of the world between 1930 and 1932. His two fights with Joe Louis in 1936 and 1938 were worldwide cultural events because of their national associations. Starting his professional career in 1924, Schmeling came to the United States in 1928 and, after a ninth-round technical knockout of Johnny Risko, became a sensation. He became the first to win the heavyweight championship (at that time vacant) by disqualification in 1930, after opponent Jack Sharkey knocked...
 
@Robusto Hey, it's Holland. Rotterdam raining is like a pleonasm.
 
I imagine Rotterdam smells like wet wool most of the time.
 
12:07 PM
I imagine wet wool smells like Rotterdam.
 
No. It doesn't work the other way.
 
It smells like an inner city that was bombed to the ground and replaced by ugly skyscrapers.
 
@Robusto it works whatever I pay it for.
 
Ugly skyscrapers is a pleonasm.
 
True!
 
12:08 PM
Hahaha.
 
There is much pleonasm about in the land of EL&U.
 
Said the man who tried to show Cerberus the beauty of Chicago.
 
(Notice yet another pleonasm.)
 
Chicago is special.
 
I read that as Carthago.
Which I feel neutral about.
 
12:08 PM
OK, Cato.
 
And he would show Cerberus a picture of a skyscraper, and tell him here, behold, a beautiful skyscraper. And Cerberus would go ewww and barf. And then eight months later they would both forget.
BUT I REMEMBARRR.
 
I'm more Greek than Roman.
 
Cato saw Carthagians under the bed.
 
@RegDwigнt Forget and repeat the exercise?
 
@Cerberus You're only Greek in your penury.
 
12:09 PM
Oh?
Why?
 
Because joke.
 
Is this about the cynics?
 
@Cerberus to get the joke you must know that Penury is the latest movie starring Brad Pitt.
 
Oh, stop it, I don't believe even Robusto would stoop so low.
 
No no no, penury is an injury to the male member.
 
12:10 PM
Hah.
 
He drives in a Sherman to kill Schermans. Or the other way round. I forget!
 
But cynics lived in poverty, and cynic means dog-like.
 
I know that.
 
So you should be glad I elevated your joke.
 
Mein Partner mit der kalten Schnauze (Originaltitel: K-9) ist eine US-amerikanische Filmkomödie aus dem Jahr 1989. Die Regie führte Rod Daniel, das Drehbuch schrieben Steven Siegel und Scott Myers. Die Hauptrolle spielte James Belushi. Der Film wurde mit den Fortsetzungen Mein Partner mit der kalten Schnauze 2 (1999) und Mein Partner mit der kalten Schnauze 3 (2002) fortgeführt. == Handlung == Der in San Diego tätige Polizist Mike Dooley arbeitet am liebsten alleine. Als mit einem Hubschrauber ausgestattete Drogenhändler seinen Dienstwagen zerstören, bekommt er nur dann einen neuen Dienstwagen…
 
12:11 PM
@RegDwigнt Hawt.
 
@Cerberus You're just trying for cynosure status.
 
How's that for a translation.
 
Ahh I did not know that word.
 
@RegDwigнt Why are you dragging James Belushi into this temple?
 
At least not in English...
 
12:12 PM
Now guess how they translated penury.
Herz aus Stahl (Originaltitel: Fury) ist ein US-amerikanisch-britischer Kriegsfilm des Regisseurs, Drehbuchautors und Produzenten David Ayer aus dem Jahr 2014. Die Premiere fand am 15. Oktober 2014 auf Jamaika statt. In den Vereinigten Staaten, Kanada und den Bahamas kam er am 17. Oktober in die Kinos. Im deutschsprachigen Raum startete der Film am 1. Januar 2015. == Handlung == Der Film spielt in den letzten Wochen des Zweiten Weltkriegs in Europa. Im Mittelpunkt steht eine Panzerbesatzung der US-amerikanischen 2nd Armored Division (Hell on Wheels), die im April 1945 mit ihrem Sherman-Panzer …
@Robusto you misspelled "why are you drugging James Belushi in this temple".
 
It's a fair question.
 
Yes, and the price for the answer is fair as well.
Only $2999.
 
@Cerberus You didn't? I'm kind of shocked.
 
You're also kind of old.
 
A lot of things will surprise you in life, young Japanese character.
 
12:15 PM
He is still like ten. Not to mention dog years.
 
Meh, back at work after a long weekend. How boring. Remind me to retire soon.
 
How did we come to opposite age adjectives??
 
@Robusto REMINDER: RETIRE
Was that soon enough?
 
@Robusto Don't forget to retire.
 
Haha.
 
12:15 PM
Tsk.
 
I'm considering it.
 
I am faster than you.
 
How dare you fore-ape me.
 
Every frickin' day.
Das is aber Schatte.
 
Schadow?
 
12:16 PM
The reminder said "retire", not "consider". These words mean somewhat different things. Please consult a dictionary.
 
Nö.
And now people are showing up for work, destroying the pristine silence of an empty office. How dare they?
 
Du Schatz, was meintest du dann?
 
Put on some Motörhead.
 
(I know my German sucks.)
 
That will teach them the value of pristine silence.
You know, you have it good. I remember working in a department store where every frigging morning the pristine silence would be destroyed by customers showing up. They didn't even work there, lazy buggers.
Some people.
 
12:19 PM
@Cerberus Frisch weht der Wind / Der Heimat zu, / Mein Irisch Kind, Wo weilest du?
 
Irisch, oder Irdisch?
 
Irish.
 
Funny.
But those lines sound nice.
 
Überirisch. Und unteririsch.
 
And why not irisch?
 
12:20 PM
@Robusto Dein irisch Kind aß zuviele vergiftete Kartoffeln.
 
@Cerberus It's from Tristan und Isolde.
Westwärts
schweift der Blick;
ostwärts
streicht das Schiff.
Frisch weht der Wind
der Heimat zu:
mein irisch Kind,
wo weilest du?
Sind's deiner Seufzer Wehen,
die mir die Segel blähen?
Wehe, wehe, du Wind! -
Weh, ach wehe, mein Kind! -
Irische Maid,
du wilde, minnige Maid!
 
Ah, schön.
 
Huhuh, he said blähen, huhuh.
 
What does that mean?
Bleach? Blow?
 
Also, I'm sinning minnig. Noöne even understood that word back then. Let alone now.
@Cerberus fart.
 
12:21 PM
Ah.
 
Heroic love. It was a Wagner staple.
 
@RegDwigнt In older Dutch, that would mean something like "beloved, loving".
But...
 
@Cerberus Du bist Der Liegende Holländer.
 
Original Wagner.
 
12:22 PM
@RegDwigнt Griechische Art? So they're bankrupt?
 
@Robusto Wieso?
 
13 mins ago, by Robusto
Because joke.
 
They call pizza Flammkuchen?
 
@Robusto no, so the pizza pie costs 5000 billion, but you're getting an empty box.
 
@Robusto Aber wo lieg' ich denn?
 
12:23 PM
@Cerberus no, they call Flammkuchen Flammkuchen. Pizza they call Pizza.
 
@Cerberus I think they're legally enjoined from calling that shit pizza.
 
Liegen, as in lie down?
 
@Cerberus flying vs. lying (in repose)
 
@RegDwigнt Then what are those! More like quiches?
 
Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman), WWV 63, is a German-language opera, with libretto and music by Richard Wagner. Wagner claimed in his 1870 autobiography Mein Leben that he had been inspired to write the opera following a stormy sea crossing he made from Riga to London in July and August 1839. In his 1843 Autobiographic Sketch, Wagner acknowledged he had taken the story from Heinrich Heine's retelling of the legend in his 1833 satirical novel The Memoirs of Mister von Schnabelewopski (Aus den Memoiren des Herrn von Schnabelewopski). The central theme is redemption through love. Wagner...
OK, now do you get it?
 
12:24 PM
Ah, the opera.
 
Segué from Wagner, etc.?
 
Flying, I thought I'd never learn that flying
I thought I'd spend my whole life trying
For flying is that ancient art of keeping one foot on the ground...

Lying, I thought I'd never keep from lying
I thought I'd lose it all by sighing
For lying is that ancient art of hiding words that will never be found
@Cerberus yeah pretty much yeah.
No wait. No.
Scratch that.
The exact opposite.
 
scratches you
 
Yeah. Pretty much the exact opposite. Yeah.
 
So an upside-down quiche?
 
12:26 PM
@Cerberus Up is down. Black is white.
 
You got me confused there for a sec because the prototypical Flammkuchen is from Lorraine, just like the quiche. But it is not remotely the same thing.
 
If you cook it properly, a quiche shouldn't be black.
 
That's racist.
 
Thank you.
 
What if you use black truffles?
 
12:26 PM
Then what is it?
 
You should be running for Pres of SoCarol.
 
I dunno. But if you use plums, then I suppose it would be PflaumKuchen.
 
I hear they could use a new flag. With an all-white pizza on it.
 
SoCarol is the Mexico of the Carolinas.
 
@Robusto actually they prefer to call the Pflaumenkuchen Zwetschgenkuchen.
 
12:28 PM
Euclid Tsakalotos had a paper in 2010 on the Greek crisis written in comic sans. Unacceptable http://www.iippe.org/wiki/images/c/c6/CONF_GREEKCRISIS_Tsakalotos.pdf http://t.co/cW65NldmN7
The prospective new minister of Finance.
 
@Cerberus yeah and the first word in it is "Astract". Ass tract.
 
There you go.
 
> In orthodox conceptualizations
 
@Cerberus Hahaha.
 
Yeah come on, it only took him two sentences to start promoting God.
Greece doesn't need a new minister of finance. Greece needs some finance first.
What is he going to do all day long? Jerk off? Well, that's what the last guy did, and see where it got him.
 
@Robusto Social psychology and medicine have issues...
 
@Robusto reminds me somehow of that Canadian commission that unveiled how a full $1.000.000 of the taxpayers' money had been wasted on corruption and nepotism. For that amiable work, the commission itself charged said taxpayers a mere $25.000.000.
Moi, par exemple, I would have only charged $3000, as is widely known.
 
1:03 PM
Such a deal.
 
Hey, as a bonus I can even promise to unveil wasting $26m, not just $1m!
I am cheap and good.
 
Hi
"Card holder" or "cardholder" ?
 
It does not matter.
What does matter, however, is the white space before the question mark.
There is no such thing in English, at all.
Only in French.
 
And if we did use whitespace before punctuation, would that have helped Greece at all?
 
And if we did give Greece cardholders, would that have helped them?
 
1:10 PM
No. The ATMs are closed.
 
My point. If you have no place to keep slipping your cards in, you suddenly need a cardholder.
They had lived for thirty years with their credit cards basically inside the ATMs 24/7.
This new situation is very difficult for them.
 
Maybe now's the time to give them back the Elgin Marbles.
So they can sell them back to the British Museum.
Earn some capital.
 
But we've long lost our marbles. What now.
I mean their marbles. Theirs.
 
I actually don't think the Elgin Marbles included capitals. I think it was just the frieze, maybe pedimentary sculptures. Been a long time since I viewed them.
 
Yeah, what with the losing them and all.
I feel you bro.
This is the final proof: the marbles have been lost by the US, not Germany or Russia or Kambodia.
 
1:17 PM
I suspect a commie plot.
 
That's not a plot, that's a map.
I like how they tell me they can't find it, but then show me Schengen.
 
People should just shut up. Why do they have to bring their personal chit-chat into our open office?
 
Because Lucy said that Michael said that Jerry was going to omg wait have you heard what Jenna does now?
True story: my office is right next to the coffee machine. Day after day, minute after minute, I hear more chit-chat than Oprah has heard and produced in her entire life.
And I don't even fucking drink coffee.
 
People suck.
 
People suck too little, and talk too much.
 
1:22 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive body detected: Aphorisms that use two words in reverse order by JackMahoney on english.stackexchange.com
 
People will literally walk up to the machine, press the button, and then walk into my office to basically jerk off while the machine is going HFATGZWUAEGDSAJGHASDGHSADHGDSAHG for 20 fucking seconds.
Like pressing a button earns you the right to go read what's on my monitor.
 
Close your door. If you have one.
 
What do you want, a cookie? Oh wait, you already have a cookie and are now eating it in the most obtuse manner right next to my ear, and half of it is landing on my shirt.
 
A question I often wonder about myself. — Matt E. Эллен ♦ 5 hours ago
 
@Robusto yeah I have two actually. And I close them both all the time. Works only half as well as you'd think.
 
1:24 PM
Applause!
 
Put up a sign on the door: NO, I DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL LIFE. STFU AND GO AWAY. BUT DO IT QUIETLY.
 
That's another thing. It's like 110 degrees here now, so we have an A/C running, which is the perfect excuse to close each and every door so as not to waste electricity, and not waste the cold.
Guess what.
 
@Mitch I know, I missed a comma
 
Whenever I put my headphones on that seems to be a signal for people to come over and talk to me. Never fails.
 
Exactly zero people walking the face of this planet have been taught the simple rule "if a door is closed before you, and you have to open it, then you also have to close it after you".
It's like when I have to take the tram or the tube or the bus, and exactly zero people have heard of the rule "first let the people get off the bus, before trying to get on".
 
1:27 PM
Yeah, that never works.
 
Jeezus Christ. You absolved those morons of those sins?
You should have let them burn in hell forever.
 
"Don't go away mad. Just go away."
 
@RegDwigнt and on the underground they even announce it over the PA system and people still try and get on first
 
People are idiots
 
@MattE.Эллен BTW, our women defended the honor of your women and thrashed the lowly Japanese.
 
1:29 PM
@Robusto and I'm like, thinking to myself, "I'm not even polite or anything. I'm just pragmatic. I don't give a shit about politeness. But it's practical. Plus just in case I was too dumb to figure that out for myself, my parents and grandparents showed it to me when I was a child. Was I the only child ever to be told that?"
 
@Robusto thanks :D congrats on winning the cup
 
@MattE.Эллен On behalf of my wife and all American women everywhere, I accept your congratulations.
 
But, really, your women sorta gave it away, didn't they?
Perhaps they were too polite to win the game.
 
to be honest, I wasn't following it.
 
1:30 PM
Not to mention the German women before that.
Who had won like what, four times in a row?
 
They lost the game, but they won the politeness contest against politeness juggernaut Japan.
 
I wasn't following the men's world cup, either, so I'm not racist
 
So now they went like, eh, who's the nation that needs this shit the most? We're giving it away for charity.
 
The Japanese women were also being polite
 
@Robusto so long as we win at politeness, I can sleep at night.
 
1:31 PM
42 secs ago, by Robusto
They lost the game, but they won the politeness contest against politeness juggernaut Japan.
 
bbl, meeting
 
@MattE.Эллен Does anyone ever win at politeness? It's lose-lose.
 
@Mitch On behalf of his wife and all Japanese women everywhere, Robusto accepts your congratulations.
 
So much politeness
 
@Robusto Who did?
 
1:32 PM
Phone.
 
@Cerberus Japan 2, England 1.
 
But who did phone?
 
England won a politeness contest?
 
England won a hooligan contest.
 
@Cerberus Yes. Disguised as the women's world cup.
 
1:33 PM
Ah, I see.
 
The score was tied, so in the final minute of play England scored a goal in their own net.
I call that politeness in the extreme.
 
Haha.
Quite so.
 
England didn't win the politeness contest because they were queuing up still.
 
Japanese have that queuing-up shit down cold.
 
They're in line to get in line
 
1:36 PM
 
But England's hooligans has a rumble with the German hooligans and cheated so they won
 
Luckily, they have found a very effective way to handle queues.
 
And the Italians rushed right in
 
You just keep pushing people in as fast as possible.
I'm sure they did.
And the Americans just paid to make the queue go away.
 
@Cerberus Not true. The people on public transportation didn't get there by having money to make things go away.
 
1:39 PM
The Americans just ordered take out to avoid the rush
 
@Robusto You're spoiling my stereotypes!
@Mitch That will do too, I suppose.
 
@Cerberus That's more like push hour.
@Cerberus Yeah I went all easily impressed when I find out about that.
 
@Robusto Apparently, he doesn't need lots of muscles in Flashpoint Paradox.
 
@M.A.Ramezani Haha, true.
 
@Cerberus Good afternoon!
 
1:43 PM
@M.A.Ramezani Easily impressed with the queues, or with the pushing?
@DamkerngT. Good evening!
 
@Cerberus The pushing.
 
@DamkerngT. That's some stupid Skinny Superman. A poseur, nothing more.
 
@M.A.Ramezani It is impressive.
 
Morning/afternoon/evening BTW!
@DamkerngT. His eye laser thingy reminds me of strawberry juice.
 
But strawberry juice doesn't have the same effect
 
1:48 PM
@M.A.Ramezani Deadly strawberry juice!
 
Unless you're allergic
 
@Mitch Getting people drunk? It does. . . It just needs some benzol.
 
Benzol peroxide
 
Mouthwash?
 
Benzoyl peroxide is good for facial blemishes (zits)
So no on the mouthwash
 

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