What did you learn today?

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PJ
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What did you learn today?

Postby PJ » Tue Sep 16, 2003 10:26 am

Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in
waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist
and lsat ltteres are at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and
you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey
lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe.

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Postby Ivy » Tue Sep 16, 2003 10:40 am

I learned that yesterday.

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Postby Tiara » Tue Sep 16, 2003 10:43 am

tehre msut be smoe trtuh to taht. I didn't hvae any truoble raeding PJ's psot.

Then again, I think I have taught myself to read words on signs by their shapes, to compensate for my increasingly poor night vision.

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Postby Booker » Tue Sep 16, 2003 11:27 am

Yesterday I learned that Word's character count function seriously underestimates the true size of a block of text, making for serious fun when your form is validating character count on text that has vital importance for the career prospects of ambitious people.

Today, I learned that I have a headache.

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me too...

Postby jinx_sf_burner » Tue Sep 16, 2003 12:46 pm

but I'm ashamed to say it was on f*ckedcompany....

(my dirty little secret)
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Ivy wrote:I learned that yesterday.

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Postby clandyone » Tue Sep 16, 2003 3:01 pm


Wheee, I am unusual! I sleep flat on my face. Apparently I am brash and gregarious. This looks like the new phrenology!

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Postby PJ » Tue Sep 16, 2003 3:29 pm

clandyone wrote:Wheee, I am unusual! I sleep flat on my face. Apparently I am brash and gregarious. This looks like the new phrenology!


Me too, but everybody knows I'm pretty anti-social. Guess it's not a perfect science.

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Postby precipitate » Tue Sep 16, 2003 3:38 pm

I sleep on my stomach too. Or at least I do when I'm alone in the bed.
But I don't sleep with my hands by my head, and apparently arm position
makes a difference.

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Postby PJ » Tue Sep 16, 2003 3:51 pm

precipitate wrote:...I don't sleep with my hands by my head, and apparently arm position makes a difference.


FWIW mine are usually under my groin when I awaken.

Someday there will probably be a chalk outline of me on a sidewalk in that position.

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Postby consumer » Tue Sep 16, 2003 5:04 pm

What I learned today:

- Its very easy to unmount and fix a garbage disposal if something is jammed deep in it.

- Das Boot is a great movie

- I'm "brash and gregarious" because I sleep on my stomach with my arms folded around my head.

- There are people who get paid to smell farts

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Postby Lydia Love » Tue Sep 16, 2003 5:18 pm

rigorously maintaining fart integrity.



Major keyboard spraying has just occurred.
It's all about the squirrels.

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Postby III » Tue Sep 16, 2003 5:31 pm

i learned that my limit is about 14 hours of continuous driving.

i also learned that the things i learned about hauling junk cars around still work.

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Postby Badger » Tue Sep 16, 2003 5:35 pm

Me:
Sleeping on one's side with legs outstretched and arms down in what Idzikowski refers to as the log, indicates a social, easy-going personality.


Well, I can see this another 'study' that's as bogus as an Elvis sighting.
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Desert dogs drink deep.

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Postby aforceforgood » Tue Sep 16, 2003 5:41 pm

I learned today that my job for the next year or two will be measuring limb positions and correlation to personality if the government grant comes through.

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What's your favorite position?

Postby Jane Eric » Tue Sep 16, 2003 6:27 pm

What if my position changes several/multiple times a night?

Today I learned that yesterday was the day I was supposed to send in the estimated taxes. Well. Fuck my day.

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Postby Lydia Love » Tue Sep 16, 2003 8:15 pm

I learned that Hayao Miyazaki films are good for my heart.
It's all about the squirrels.

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Postby Lydia Love » Tue Sep 16, 2003 8:18 pm

i also learned (again! for the millionth time!) that I really really shouldn't be an accountant.
It's all about the squirrels.

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Re: What's your favorite position?

Postby PJ » Wed Sep 17, 2003 5:21 am

Jane Eric wrote:Today I learned that yesterday was the day I was supposed to send in the estimated taxes.


Oh, they'll cash your check anyway.

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Postby Lydia Love » Wed Sep 17, 2003 1:51 pm

I'm learning - right at this moment- that sometimes you have to hit yourself with a clue-stick if no one else will do you the favor.

Though... maybe someone tried and I didn't notice.
It's all about the squirrels.

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Postby aforceforgood » Thu Sep 18, 2003 1:37 am

No one should be an accountant (or meat calculator as I used to refer to myself for the 3 months that I did it).

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Postby nipples » Fri Oct 03, 2003 8:57 am

to look for spiders in my hard-hat ear muffs before putting them over my ears.
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Postby J » Fri Oct 03, 2003 1:52 pm

I learned that after running around with my bleeding for awhile that there are no bandaids in my house.
Please forget the words that I just blurted out
It wasn't me, it was my strange and creeping doubt

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Now Smiling

Postby zanaru » Wed Jan 28, 2004 5:01 pm

I learned that, even on a crappy work day, a silly call from a friend will always make me smile.

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Postby LeChatNoir » Wed Jan 28, 2004 7:01 pm

to look for spiders in my hard-hat ear muffs before putting them over my ears.


Yep... I haven't found one yet, but that has been one of my little O/C quirks for years. Oh yeah, and Im watchin' out for that snake that I just KNOW will be in my toilet one day. Wouldn't want to sit down without checking first.

and in keeping with the thread, I learned how to flip stuff in a skillet without a spatula

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Postby tonka » Mon Feb 09, 2004 10:23 pm

today i learnt that...

i can still function properly after going 48 hours without sleep as long as i keep fueling myself with coffee

forgetting to wear mittens while driving to school is an incredibly bad thing to do when you drive a jeep and didnt plug the car heater in the night before...

canada is cold.
baring your soul kinda feels like taking off a PVC catsuit after dancing in it all night at a techno rave party...

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Postby ronski » Tue Feb 10, 2004 1:16 pm

Yesterday I learned the most important thing in a long time: that Gilligan's first name was "Willy".

I thought Gilligan WAS his first name. Or that he had only one name.

Great bar trivia question.

For the others out there: Do you know what the Skipper's full name was? (this was mentioned only once, in the first episode, in the radio report about the Minnow being lost at sea.) Hint: it's very appropriate for a salty old sailor like the Skipper....


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