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Phunkydiabetic

Gold Member
It's a simple thing, but it's so appreciated: the ignore button. It just makes navigating threads so much easier. And it's not simply a matter of distasteful threads; there are some threads that are about things I don't want to spoil, or be tempted by, etc. Just having it right there, so I don't even have to enter the thread is really helpful.

 

GeekyDad

Gold Member
You know what I love about doing a good job at work? Not the accolades or anything like that. It's that my boss doesn't notice me. He says "good morning" and moves on. Instead, he notices all the other lazy fucking department heads who aren't getting the shit done they should be getting done because they're too busy bellyaching to one another about the work they can't get done. Mother fuckers! Rue it, bitches!
 

BadBurger

Gold Member
Fuck I hate being pulled into early AM changes for work when the app teams don't relay proper, simple requirements. If you need some DNS changes made in the middle of the night and everything needs to be back up within 30 minutes, then fucking provide the correct changes. AWS Route 53 takes some time to delete and create new records, we need to know what vips you're targeting on our load balancers, etc. Fucking software people.
 
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Tschumi

Member
LOTR geek out.

I think Goldberry is a tragic undead, a dead wood nymph who was resurrected by her husband because he didn't want to lose her.

Goldberry is Tom Bombadil's wife in the first book of the trilogy. She's portrayed as a young blonde woman who can make it rain torrentially to wash out all the streams and rivers in the forest, who rests with her feet in water filled bowls, etc. Tom Bombadil tells Frodo and co that her "heart was beating" during one of his expository rhymes, so it seems clear enough that she's dead.

When Frodo and co ask her about Tom, she doesn't really have any answer except a creepily basic statement: "Tom Bombadil is Master." And a few examples of his mastery. She clearly doesn't understand him, and her perspective on him suggests that she just sort of woke up next to this distant figure one day and hasn't learned a thing since. She also recognises Frodo as an "elf friend", implying that she values elves as similarly deathless beings, though she seems more powerful than your average elf...

Another question with regards to her essential species or being: At one point Bombadil says "I'm no weather master, and neither is anything that goes on two legs", but his wife makes it rain... So how many legs does she have?

It seems to me that Bombadil lives forever, but he got lonely, so he picked a pretty spirit of his home forest and bewitched her to be his idea of a wife, and she mindlessly fulfills her duties in the forest for all eternity, long after her heart stopped beating, some corner of her conciseness probably shrieking at the interminable cycle and meaningless of her existence. I don't think it's cruel of Tom, I think he's a force of nature and nature can be bleak and cold sometimes.. i think Goldberry's life might be pretty bleak.

Moral of the story: the world is wide, don't spend your whole life in one place.
 
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mortal

Gold Member
Peanut butter is actually not a solid, but a liquid with high viscosity,

 
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They really did think we didn't booby trap all the Nazi occult work for their return.

It would be Quite the awakening, perhaps great even.
 
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BadBurger

Gold Member
Yay another night where I am paged to help a bunch of sys admins and software engineers finish up their changes when we're all making well over 100k AND THEY SHOULD ALL KNOW BETTER ARRGHHHHHH I FEEL LIKE WOLVERINE GOING BERSERKER WHY YOU FUCKERS WHY?!!!!!!

Fuck why did I choose a career in healthcare IT?

It was the money
 
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TDiddyLive

Member
Why do we park on a driveway and drive on a parkway?
Because the original purpose of a driveway was a way to drive to your property/garage. It was designed as a path, not a destination. Back in the day it used to be illegal to park on a driveway. Parkways were routes to drive through landscaped grounds, such as parks.
 

GeekyDad

Gold Member
I have coffee greed. I've developed, in the last month or two, a secret definition for a certain cup of coffee I make for myself in the morning. It's called "supa cup." It's when I fill the cup up so far to the rim, I can barely fit cream in there.
 

Zeroing

Gold Member
How do gays decide who is the top and who is the bottom?
Well, usually when we hook up we already know who is a top and who is a bottom! There’s also vers guys so they flip flop!!!

I feel like I shouldn’t be replying to this because it was a joke…
 

haxan7

Volunteered as Tribute
Well, usually when we hook up we already know who is a top and who is a bottom! There’s also vers guys so they flip flop!!!

I feel like I shouldn’t be replying to this because it was a joke…
Not really a joke. I’ve asked a couple actual gay guys and I got different answers. It’s something I’ve honestly wondered about.

Also I already know which Richard Packer Richard Packer prefers.
 
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p_xavier

Authorized Fister
Was thinking about that yesterday. Every time you meet a guy, you know that he tried to suck himself one time. But did he succeed? (or suck seed depending)
 
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BadBurger

Gold Member
Just chuckling at the time someone described Russel Crow's performance in the RZA's The Man with the Iron Fists as "shockingly overweight".
 

GeekyDad

Gold Member
Man, a scale seems to tip in one direction or the other so easily. Perhaps we should go a little bit easy and slow when it comes to adding weight to one side or the other...
 

TylerD

Member
Masturbation.

Speaking of....

For several weeks I haven't been using any visual porn just Amouranth ASMR YouTube videos. She makes wonderful sloppy noises with those fancy mics and I just close my eyes and imagine. I'm so up.... then down with it. The comments are so cringe though. So many variations of how "relaxing" the videos are... mmhmm...
 

p_xavier

Authorized Fister
Speaking of....

For several weeks I haven't been using any visual porn just Amouranth ASMR YouTube videos. She makes wonderful sloppy noises with those fancy mics and I just close my eyes and imagine. I'm so up.... then down with it. The comments are so cringe though. So many variations of how "relaxing" the videos are... mmhmm...
I think the longest non-porn watching I did was a day, since I was 13. I'm a gooner and addict so, couldn't do it.
 

GeekyDad

Gold Member
I feel like I'm becoming a fat ass. I eat healthy, but I've been eating too much, and on my off days, I treat myself to shit I shouldn't eat. :(
 

Kenpachii

Member
Whenever i want to enter the gym, i get a message from somebody else that got covid.

Probably should just yolo it at this point.
 
A biographical quote:

Plath's response to her father's death was to become like her father. The
compulsive aspect of Plath's ritual of self destruction mirrors the strongly
obsessional nature of her personality. Hughes reports that she would sit
with a thesaurus on her lap (it was her father's book), carefully going over
the words, circling words of special significance (containing them with
boundaries for further use) and writing each word in her poetry as if it
were a hieroglyph, a separate entity of its own.
 

BadBurger

Gold Member
Never go into high level IT guys. It pays absurdly well but you're going to be bothered by moron DBA's, software engineers, and the like, every single time they make a change. Something didn't work as planned? Oh must be infrastructure. Let's page them at 5AM. Then you have to explain to them how to do their jobs. Over and over. (because to have reached this level you've already worked as a sysadmin, DBA, programmer in some respect, etc).

Shit I have so much in savings maybe I should just quit, take a few months off, then find a new job. Just don't want to abandon my pension - they're very rare in the USA.
 
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p_xavier

Authorized Fister
Never go into high level IT guys. It pays absurdly well but you're going to be bothered by moron DBA's, software engineers, and the like, every single time they make a change. Something didn't work as planned? Oh must be infrastructure. Let's page them at 5AM. Then you have to explain to them how to do their jobs. Over and over.

Shit I have so much in savings maybe I should just quit, take a few months off, then find a new job. Just don't want to abandon my pension - they're very rare in the USA.
I took an inferior paying job for the pension. 70% of full pay at 51 if I make it.
 

p_xavier

Authorized Fister
I feel my life choices are getting killed with alcoholism and be happy or be forever stressed and anxious.
 
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