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8:00 PM
Hello @corn!
@cornbreadninja I am scared of your kungfu! I like many of your answers too!
You're a poet and...
@WillHunting, back at you regarding answers :)
ugh, still didn't do it correctly
@cornbreadninja Oh I did not intend for the lines to rhyme but now I see they do!
@cornbreadninja I'm not a poet but I have a friend who wrote over two hundred, it's true.
8:04 PM
I need to get back into such endeavors.
I also need to get on this 'about me' business
perhaps I can combine the two and pen a biographical poem
Q: What does partneradm mean?

JoshDoes anyone know what partneradm means when used in a CRM (Customer Relationship Management)?

@RegDwightѬſ道 I was the one who clicked "upvote". I am Santa Claus!
more localised than you nearest supermarket
Will, I'm afraid you don't understand. While your rep sometimes goes down when you downvote, it never goes up if you upvote.
8:08 PM
or bodega
I looked at how I had downvoted about 800 times and upvoted about 5000 times. It is time to have more upvotes and less downvotes.
So if Communist Nazi Traitors flood this site with Communist Traitor crap, you will upvote it?
Your misunderstanding might be bigger than I imagined.
Depends, maybe I clicked "upvote" because of the coffee.
Is this a trick question? haven't they already?
We should totally reword the tooltip on the upvote arrow to read "This question is useful and clear, or coffee"
8:12 PM
I am flabbergasted.
I am dumbfounded
I am blindfolded.
I am mollified
I am legend.
No sorry, @Rob is.
8:12 PM
I am laughing.
I am horrified, terrified, petrified, stupefied.
You are too much.
Too many.
too little, too late
8:14 PM
Too few, too late.
Too fast, too furious.
Too less, to late
Ed Lee "Too Tall" Jones (born February 23, 1951 in Jackson, Tennessee) is a retired American football player in the NFL who played 15 years for the Dallas Cowboys. He played from 1974–1978 and 1980-1989. In 1979, he attempted a career in professional boxing. Early years Jones attended Jackson Central-Merry High School where he played baseball and basketball. He only played three football games, because his high school didn't support the sport until his senior year. His basketball skills earned him All-America honors and scholarship offers from several Division I (NCAA) programs. He also...
to wit
or not to wit?
8:15 PM
So I have been protecting 1k view questions on the main page. I am putting the SE-bestowed powers to good use.
I can't wait to... what's next? Cast close and reopen votes?
And I have also been trying to cast more delete votes.
Yes, yes. Earlier today I wanted to protect a question, but you had protected it already. Have a cookie.
They should have a protector badge for doing 10 protects or something.
8:17 PM
They have one for OVER 9000.
By the way, Mandriva seems to be going bust but is still alive. It's sad. It was a great distro that has now become Mageia of course.
I should get a gold badge for all the snarky comments I have avoided appending to stupid questions.
Sorry, I got that one and I'm not giving it away.
@Robusto You should get one for your comments in chat.
8:20 PM
I remember your fight with Tim.
Hello @aedia!
@WillHunting Tim?
I'm not in the queue but I am in the room.
Tiny Tim?
8:22 PM
Hugh Jass.
When did I have a fight with him?
It was at seven o'clock.
8:22 PM
I dun't even remembah the dood.
Well you fought him TO THE GROUND.
Apparently I nuked him from my memory at the same time.
That's what I'm saying.
@Robusto Well, perhaps what you said was a bit harshly worded. It was quite a while ago. He saw it and came into chat and pinged you, and then you said you did not ping him.
@WillHunting Hi! I can't concentrate. I hate boring things. I want to do fun things. stomps Okay, going back to do boring things.
8:24 PM
A: It's so cold that if it rains it'll snow

DerekJust to confuse the issue further... ALL rain starts off as snow http://www.weather.com/encyclopedia/winter/precip.html

Quick Will, protect that one.
@RegDwightѬſ道 Done, but I checked it was 1k views first before listening to you.
"Few players recall big pots they have won, strange as it seems, but every player can remember with remarkable accuracy the outstanding tough beats of his career." — Jack King
@WillHunting Ooooohhh! Someone's questioning my motives! Someone's watching the watchers! It's almost like the US has brought democracy to your country or something!
you're all too clever by half. why don't you try and answer my question:
Q: Etymology of "by half"?

JezWe say "by half" to emphasize the degree of something in an idiomatic way, and often as a slight on the person we're talking about. For example, He's too clever by half. You're too complacent by half. He was too good a teacher by half for that school. How did this phrase originate? What...

8:27 PM
@Jez it's answered, at least in part, by etymonline's entry for half
@Jez Because we are not too clever by one.
@WillHunting I said something harshly worded? Never. My wit is a rapier, not a bludgeon — YOU MORON!!!
@Jez You make it too easy to say no.
@Jez oh, no. I'm thinking of something else
@Robusto Not an épée?
@Robusto Now I need to look up "rapier" and "bludgeon". My vocab is only one-fifth yours.
8:28 PM
there can be only one
@RegDwightѬſ道 Jasper is my foil.
@RegDwight he isn't French
or is he
@WillHunting Sir, you flatter yourself.
no i dont think so
Mar 13 '11 at 15:15, by RegDwight
A rapier is a slender, sharply pointed sword, ideally used for thrusting attacks, used mainly in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. Description The word "rapier" generally refers to a relatively long-bladed sword characterized by a complex hilt which is constructed to provide protection for the hand wielding it. While the blade might be broad enough to cut to some degree (but nowhere near that of the wider, slightly heavier swords in use around the Middle Ages), the long thin blade lends itself to thrusting. The blade might be sharpened along its entire length, sharpened only from...
@Jez he isn't French, but he is Freedom.
8:29 PM
well then, it's a Freedom sword
Have some sword with your nuggets.
But I admit I cast the delete votes without thinking too much. I mostly followed others' lead.
Follow the lead by example!
Also if I see four close votes it is very tempting to cast the final one!
Still no volunteers who will give up bacon for peace in the Middle East, I see. OK, let's up the ante. Who would give up bacon for World Peace?
8:31 PM
@Robusto I gave up bacon for nothing 15 years ago.
I see I should have picked world peace, sorry.
a new vegetarian
@RegDwightѬſ道 You should've asked for World Peace.
My friend was a vegetarian for a few years but he gave up.
@Robusto to be fair, Ms Carolina has been handling that job just fine ever since.
Jinx, I guess.
8:33 PM
where's that half Coke picture?
@Robusto I'll give up bacon for world peace
@cornbreadninja Take one monitor and a hand. Apply hand to one half of monitor. Oh, and don't forget to google for "Coke" first.
apropos of nothing, I dislike the new look for SE betas
@RegDwightѬſ道 noted
@MattЭллен You drive a hard bargain.
@Robusto I'll be able to eat it again if a fight breaks out, right?
8:39 PM
It won't break out if you don't eat bacon. If there's a war anywhere, we'll know you cheated.
@Robusto but there's war right now, and I'm not eating bacon!
Well that's for your past sins.
Give the world a chance to catch up.
but I'd not made the deal then!
@MattЭллен On the Internet nobody knows if you're eating bacon. Unless there's a war, in which case it's obvious.
8:40 PM
@MattЭллен You see the world care? Exactly!
Matt is a selfish, bacon-eating cheat. We could have had World Peace but for his gluttony.
well, I wasn't eating bacon when these wars started.
Now he's trying to worm his way out of it.
For shame.
They're the ones still fighting!
8:42 PM
You are the one still eating./
I'm not eating bacon right now
It doesn't matter anymore. All is lost Matt. All is lost.
that's the last time I try and broker in world peace
humans are stupid
Jerusalem is lost.
try whirled peas
8:43 PM
Okay, where to I fit that in?
@cornbreadninja I like its simplicity though. It gives them a uniform look before graduation.
Bacon is better than any peas, whirled or not.
@Robusto give peas a chance!
@cornbreadninja they look the same to me
8:44 PM
@cornbreadninja and yet, somehow the six degrees aren't called after cornbread.
@WillHunting they had a uniform look before! uniformly sketchy.
When there's a breakfast buffet, do you know how to tell which warmer held the bacon? It's the one that's EMPTY. The one that had peas is always still full.
I've never seen a breakfast buffet with peas. Or bacon, for that matter.
@cornbreadninja Maybe they should create a few themes using the existing ones and then let users choose whatever theme they want for each site when logged in.
8:45 PM
that really chafes my dish
they still do
that is not what it looks like.
It's being upgraded across all sites.
GLU got the revamp yesterday.
I refreshed music.se earlier and it looked like a domain placeholder. >_<
@cornbreadninja interestingly, I think it must be cached
8:46 PM
@RegDwightѬſ道 Then you haven't been to a Ramada Inn.
well, I can't hard refresh it away
@Robusto Wow! How can you tell!
It's a mystery!
@RegDwightѬſ道 It shows. Never mind how.
I prefer blue to red so they should have a blue theme I can choose for ELU say.
8:47 PM
Guess who?
harrison ford
Someone much more famous.
No, not Harrison Ford.
8:48 PM
I can tell by the pixels and from having seen many use in my life.
Maybe they made the beta sites look ugly so they have a motivation to get out of beta and get a good design
I'll give you a hint: "Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker!"
Gerald Ford?
8:49 PM
Ashton Kutcher's dad!
Gerald Ford is Ashton Kutcher's dad?????
I beg your pardon
No you don't.
Thanks I'll pass.
8:49 PM
@cornbreadninja you are pardoned for being cornbread
I wasn't corn-bred
You did get ninjad, though.
lucky for you. we frown on that sort of thing
The Internet is for corn!
8:50 PM
No crOn jobs in this chat.
Mmmm... tell me about your dangling participle
Is that a dangling participle in ASCII art?
8:53 PM
I'd hardly say it's dangling.
ASCII art is imprecise like that.
@corn Do you like corn, bread or corn bread?
It's confusing how there is "The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language" and "Cambridge Grammar of English".
Well, I need to go commute now. CU.
8:59 PM
It seems the former is abbreviated as CGEL and the latter CGE.
no English Grammar of Cambridge?
@Robusto Have fun.
TTFN, @Robusto
@cornbreadninja No, that's what they do with the dictionaries in the rival university: OED and ODE.
CU @Robusto
my grammar joke went unnoticed on the bridge
9:01 PM
@MattЭллен You need nutcases to appreciate it in Incomprehensible.
'Let's make litter out of these literati!'
Let's make pepper out of paparazzi!
papa ROTC
ohhh but I really should be working
@MattЭллен the shat one? That was a joke?
it's the shat's birthday
9:04 PM
@RegDwightѬſ道 yes. and a funny one. hilarious, even. You have no appreciation for humour
William Alan Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, musician, recording artist, author and film director. He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, captain of the USS Enterprise, in the science fiction television series Star Trek from 1966 to 1969, Star Trek: The Animated Series from 1973 to 1974, and in seven of the subsequent Star Trek feature films from 1979 to 1994. He has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk and being a part of Star Trek, and has co-written several novels set in the Star ...
SHIT! I forgot my borther's birthday
@MattЭллен Well sorry that in this case I read it as sound advice.
@MattЭллен That is unpardonable!
He really did need the past tense.
9:05 PM
@RegDwightѬſ道 :D well, I forgive you
there are no bathrooms on the Enterprise
I appreciate it all the more seeing how I didn't ask for forgiveness.
@RegDwightѬſ道 you said sorry, it's about the same
It depends on what the meaning of "about" is.
in the same postcode as
9:07 PM
Anyway. I see them's timeouting the crap out of that room now. Fun times!
I am looking for a birthday card. I can't believe I forgot
when was it?
it is still today
depending on your locale :P
yeah, but I won't be able to get a card to him before the end of tomorrow
he'll know
9:11 PM
call him? e-card?
@MattЭллен we have one right here.
Oh, well I'll call him tomorrow. I imagine now's not a sober time
Jan 4 at 13:56, by Matt Эллен
user image
Print it out, cut it out. The order is important.
is that Souvenir ITC Oblique?
9:16 PM
nope, not Souvenir
I should change my handle to 'chatkillah'
9:55 PM
damn. I'm not sure I even have his right address. he's moved recently. I fail as a brother.
good night!
10:17 PM
No one guessed Bruce Willis yet. Figures. Pineapples.
Um. Wut.
Oh, you mean the picture!
Well your quote gave it away.
We were still supposed to guess after that?
@RegDwightѬſ道 I dunno how much American pop culture people here may know.
Well, here's a question right back at you. Do you know how they dubbed that line in German?
@RegDwightѬſ道 Nö.
"Yippii-ya-yay, Schweinebacke!"
10:28 PM
Pig-cheeks? Really?
Yeah. Lipsync, you know.
Well, half of the German vocabulary involves pigs in some way or another, so I shouldn't be surprised.
@Robusto Actually it's mostly about excrements. Pigs barely ever enter the picture.
Except when you have to dub "mother".
I never want to see that film in German. Or The Big Lebowski, etc.
The German translations are actually exceptionally well done.
10:31 PM
But just out of curiosity, how did they handle the "This is what happens when you meet a stranger in the Alps" line?
I must say I don't remember for sure.
But certainly no nonsense with Alps.
Sure enough, they translated it just fine.
I guess so.
Still, it loses a bit in the translation.
Really, the Germans always try hard to stay true to the original, it's just that they are also anal about perfect lipsync.
"Scratch a German and you find precision." — Ian Fleming
"Brilliant, neurotic Germans." — Ian Fleming
All the quotes I can remember about Germans from the James Bond novels.
So take that. Meanwhile, Mahlzeit.
Sometimes it does piss me off when they translate something not optimally in order to make the lip movements match and the person in question is not facing the camera, or is not to be seen at all.

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