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Postby addams » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:20 am UTC

Adacore wrote:
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The goat has made headlines in the past after Swedes tried to kidnap the structure by helicopter and after some youths got suspicious goat tattoos shortly after it burned down last year. Once, an American tourist was convicted of arson after he burned it to the ground, thinking it was a harmless tradition and not realizing such an act was indeed against the law.
Hah. I wonder if anyone's tried to burn it with a flaming arrow.

It was indeed burned down by a flaming arrow, in 2005, according to the results of a quick search.

I was wondering what the Ritual of Burning the Yule Goat was like when done properly.
As I was Googling for Official Burning of the Yule Goat, I found multiple clips of other human behaviors.

It seems another large group does not burn The Goat. They still fuck with it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UmfflG4THU

The people of Sweden-a-Stan symbolically fuck with The Yule Goat.
They cheer each other on. They record it for U-Tube. They seem to be haveing a good time.

The Goat is unharmed by their antics. It is darned funny.
Hey! Swede! Fuck with a Goat your own size!
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Postby Djehutynakht » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:19 am UTC

This whole goat-arson thing is kind of great.

Still, I wish they had like, a backup goat or something to actually survive until Christmas.

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Postby addams » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:41 am UTC

That is a Really good Idea!
One sacrificial Goat.
One Goat for The People to Fuck with.

Then on Christmas Eve or The Other Appointed Day and Time.
The Yule Goat can be delivered by some strange 21st Century device, like a crane.

Then we can see The People gathered in the Frozen City Landscape to watch the Yule Goat burn in an orderly fashion.
Nah...That will never work. This is more entertaining.

Do you know about Burning Man?
https://www.google.com/search?q=burning ... n&tbm=isch
They burn a Man in the heat of the summer in the middle of a desert.
People are weird. And; That is on a good day.
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The Yule Goat is still funny.
There is an American Idiom:
Getting someone's Goat Those word often mean to anger or irritate a person.
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/get+goat

How funny is that? Did the idiom come to the US with the Swedes that immigrated?
Everyone immigrated. Everyone that immigrated brought something.

Did the swedes bring the Getting of the Goat?
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Postby Djehutynakht » Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:02 am UTC

"Congress Has Finally Discovered 'Doge'"

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/congress- ... 00253.html


Oh... oh god...

Oh dear god...

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Postby Vahir » Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:52 am UTC

Djehutynakht wrote:"Congress Has Finally Discovered 'Doge'"

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/congress- ... 00253.html


Oh... oh god...

Oh dear god...


This is why elected officials should be cold and aloof.

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Postby PolakoVoador » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:25 pm UTC

Djehutynakht wrote:"Congress Has Finally Discovered 'Doge'"

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/congress- ... 00253.html


Oh... oh god...

Oh dear god...


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Postby Nylonathatep » Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:54 pm UTC

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 21768.html

Road project in Iceland delayed to protect 'hidden' elves

Elf advocates have joined forces with environmentalists to urge the Icelandic Road and Coastal Commission and local authorities to abandon a highway project because it might disturb the creatures' habitat.

The activists are particularly concerned about an elf church that sits on the potential site.


Personally I also advocate for Elves Labour Union. Dear Santa has been working them too hard every year.

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Postby Jumble » Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:35 pm UTC

...and in BBC News and every other UK news journal and outlet available, we face train disruption, road chaos, zombie apocalypse and horse-men of Armageddon which are the inevitable consequence of the fact that it’s been a bit windy and rainy. God but we suck at handling weather in this country...

The bit that drove it home to me was the picture entitled 'Woman has her umbrella blown out in Derby'. Oh, the humanity!
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Postby addams » Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:16 pm UTC

'Woman has her umbrella blown out in Derby'.
A wonderful line. So funny.

The English make the News, again!
Withstanding English Weather.

Crumbling at the slightest provocation.
The nation grieves, together.

A Moment of Silence.
As we each remember umbrellas that have misbehaved.
Or; Gone missing.
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Postby elasto » Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:20 pm UTC

Jumble wrote:The bit that drove it home to me was the picture entitled 'Woman has her umbrella blown out in Derby'. Oh, the humanity!

First-world problems, huh? :)

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Postby mousewiz » Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:25 pm UTC

Nylonathatep wrote:http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/road-project-in-iceland-delayed-to-protect-hidden-elves-9021768.html

Road project in Iceland delayed to protect 'hidden' elves

Elf advocates have joined forces with environmentalists to urge the Icelandic Road and Coastal Commission and local authorities to abandon a highway project because it might disturb the creatures' habitat.

The activists are particularly concerned about an elf church that sits on the potential site.


Personally I also advocate for Elves Labour Union. Dear Santa has been working them too hard every year.

Thanks for this one. My girlfriend wrote a paper touching on how elf rocks influence architecture in Iceland last year... I'll have to point her at this one.

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Postby Djehutynakht » Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:39 pm UTC

Seeing how generally sensible the Icelanders are otherwise I have to assume that they at least on to something or other.

I think it'd be better though for them to find a way to reconcile the road project with the elfland.

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Postby addams » Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:10 am UTC

Djehutynakht wrote:Seeing how generally sensible the Icelanders are otherwise I have to assume that they at least on to something or other.

I think it'd be better though for them to find a way to reconcile the road project with the elfland.

Put the road somewhere else.
What else can they do?

Oh! Build an overpass over the elf church.
Or; Recognize it in other someway.

Then the road can go through.
Those people must be careful of Elf Folk.

They have Real Volcanoes!
Besides; It is better to be unconvinced by Elf Folk than it is to not have an imagination at all.

We have imaginations. We know we do.
Some people play WOW; Some people imagine Elf Folk.

I prefer Elf Folk.
Are these the nice ones like the Kubler Elfs or are these the bad ones like Gremlins?
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Postby eSOANEM » Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:16 pm UTC

Jumble wrote:...and in BBC News and every other UK news journal and outlet available, we face train disruption, road chaos, zombie apocalypse and horse-men of Armageddon which are the inevitable consequence of the fact that it’s been a bit windy and rainy. God but we suck at handling weather in this country...

The bit that drove it home to me was the picture entitled 'Woman has her umbrella blown out in Derby'. Oh, the humanity!


For the south coast it was quite a bit more than just "a bit windy", the weather forecast was predicting 80mph winds in brighton at the peak of it and the shipping forecast (which, given its audience, is definitely trying to be accurate not sensationalist) got to predict "hurricane force 12" winds for a few days (apparently the announcers seemed to enjoy saying that, I guess they don't get to very often).

I did enjoy one thing from itv's reporting though, they were talking about one of the towns which was flooded on christmas day and had managed to find a street sign for "water lane" which was mostly submerged.
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Postby addams » Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:45 pm UTC

eSOANEM wrote:
Jumble wrote:...and in BBC News and every other UK news journal and outlet available, we face train disruption, road chaos, zombie apocalypse and horse-men of Armageddon which are the inevitable consequence of the fact that it’s been a bit windy and rainy. God but we suck at handling weather in this country...

The bit that drove it home to me was the picture entitled 'Woman has her umbrella blown out in Derby'. Oh, the humanity!


For the south coast it was quite a bit more than just "a bit windy", the weather forecast was predicting 80mph winds in brighton at the peak of it and the shipping forecast (which, given its audience, is definitely trying to be accurate not sensationalist) got to predict "hurricane force 12" winds for a few days (apparently the announcers seemed to enjoy saying that, I guess they don't get to very often).

I did enjoy one thing from itv's reporting though, they were talking about one of the towns which was flooded on christmas day and had managed to find a street sign for "water lane" which was mostly submerged.

Extreme weather is funny.
Extreme weather is dangerous.

Did you go out in that extreme weather?
Those of us that have had classes in survival of extreme weather should know better.
I do know better. I, just, don't do better.

The last time we had 60mph winds with gusts at 90mph I knew better.
I wanted to see it, first hand.

I got dressed for the occasion, and walked outside.
I could Not See a dang thing!

It was like walking into a garden hose being sprayed in my face.
Those are impressive winds.

Yes. Those are Hurricane Force winds.
Look where you put your Island.
What do you expect?
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How much of your infrastructure did you lose to that storm?
I never cease to be amazed by the ability and willingness of people to deliver electricity to one another.

Not all. Some people are very, "I got mine; You get your's."
Those storms do not hit everyone the same.

For some it is High Entertainment.
For others it is the End of The World.

Storms and Wars have a great deal in common.
How is the Woman with the Umbrella?

Brighton is where I learned about Umbrellas.
An Umbrella is more useful in the city than it is in the country.

I don't know why. What kind of an umbrella holds up to 90mph winds?
Nasa might have one. That umbrella would become a kite.

The woman would become the stabilizing tail.
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Postby induction » Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:09 pm UTC



He has now been committed to a secure psychiatric unit, apparently for schizophrenia. Once an investigation was launched into how he was hired, his employers "vanished into thin air".

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Postby Magnanimous » Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:44 am UTC

elasto wrote:
Jumble wrote:The bit that drove it home to me was the picture entitled 'Woman has her umbrella blown out in Derby'. Oh, the humanity!

First-world problems, huh? :)

First noel problems

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Postby Djehutynakht » Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:15 am UTC

I'll find a link later.

70 people cooling off in an Amazonian river today during a heat wave were attacked by a school of Pirahna-related creatures in an extremely bazaar and rare attacks. Some injuries are serious and some digits have allegedly been lost.

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Postby Vahir » Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:58 am UTC

Djehutynakht wrote:I'll find a link later.

70 people cooling off in an Amazonian river today during a heat wave were attacked by a school of Pirahna-related creatures in an extremely bazaar and rare attacks. Some injuries are serious and some digits have allegedly been lost.


Hasn't Hollywood taught these people anything?

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Postby eSOANEM » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:23 am UTC

Djehutynakht wrote:I'll find a link later.

70 people cooling off in an Amazonian river today during a heat wave were attacked by a school of Pirahna-related creatures in an extremely bazaar and rare attacks. Some injuries are serious and some digits have allegedly been lost.


Do people never learn? Extreme bazaars are very dangerous places at the best of times. When the price of fingers is as inflated as it is right now though, it's practically lethal.
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Postby PolakoVoador » Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:48 am UTC

Djehutynakht wrote:I'll find a link later.

70 people cooling off in an Amazonian river today during a heat wave were attacked by a school of Pirahna-related creatures in an extremely bazaar and rare attacks. Some injuries are serious and some digits have allegedly been lost.


I don't have a link in English right now, but I can assure you it was not in an Amazonian river. The incident took place in River Paraná, Argentina. Amazon is a good couple thousand kilometers north :P

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Postby pkcommando » Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:38 pm UTC

PolakoVoador wrote:
Djehutynakht wrote:I'll find a link later.

70 people cooling off in an Amazonian river today during a heat wave were attacked by a school of Pirahna-related creatures in an extremely bazaar and rare attacks. Some injuries are serious and some digits have allegedly been lost.


I don't have a link in English right now, but I can assure you it was not in an Amazonian river. The incident took place in River Paraná, Argentina. Amazon is a good couple thousand kilometers north :P

Found this link. Parana River and a popular beach.

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Postby headprogrammingczar » Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:58 pm UTC

With a name like that, how can you not immediately think "Piranha River"?
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Postby addams » Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:32 pm UTC

headprogrammingczar wrote:With a name like that, how can you not immediately think "Piranha River"?

yes. The Americas are very dangerous.
Why would anyone ever go there?

To get away from the other Europeans?
That is the way I understand World History, sometimes.

People. The Human Animal spread out over this Planet.
We are EveryWhere! Why?

Because; Some of us get Lost easy and never find our way back.
Others purposefully escape the company of other Europeans.

Well? How do you explain people living in The Americas?
In Europe they got rid of all the pesky wild life.

The only dangerous animal they have left is the Human Being.
They don't have fish that eat people. People eat fish, there.

The Cats that eat people don't live there anymore.
The Bears are gone, except in Zoos.
If Russia is Europe (and it does appear to be Europe on the map)
then they still have a dangerous dog up that way. Not many.

We do not Need a European Team to hunt them down.
They are, most likely, tagged. Someone knows where they are.

The Americas are still a bit Wild.
Fish eat people. There are several ways to be eaten by a fish.
Some people live. Others don't.

Cats eat people. I am unusually frightened of those Stupid Cats.
I was stalked. That Cat frightened me.

Very seldom does the prey see the Cat before it strikes.
I was near the edge of a lava flow.

The Bear eat People. Well...They can. They are lazy.
They go after the People food.

Bears kill the people and eat with the crows when it has cooked via bacterial fermentation for a few days.
It is not immoral for an animal to kill humans. It is the way things are done in the Forest.

Have you ever heard the argument put foreword that White People are the root of all evil?
It is a funny argument.

I listened to that for a while and decided it made perfect sense.
So funny. I am White! sort of.

Where did all the problems come from?
Europeans. Where ever they went, there was Trouble.

No! It, just, looks that way.
It is Not an Optical Illusion;
It, just, looks that way.

I think it is funny.
Man eats fish. (ho humm)Happens every day.
Fish eats Man. International News!

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"It's a bit embarrassing to have to knock on neighbours' doors - especially the ones I don't know so well - and ask them if this chewed up thing covered in saliva and cat hair was once hanging on their Christmas tree," Miss Drouet says.


"Bless his cotton socks. He's so proud of his 'finds'."

Bless his cotton socks?
What does that mean?

Bless only the cotton socks that he brings in?
What about all the other slobber covered treasures?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23767836
Loads of English cats do this.
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Postby PhoenixEnigma » Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:22 am UTC

Flip phones are now so out of style, you can't even give them away at gunpoint
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That makes me feel so , outdated. sigh

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Postby Coyne » Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:51 am UTC

PhoenixEnigma wrote:Flip phones are now so out of style, you can't even give them away at gunpoint

I had no idea how much I changed my life by finally trading in my 2004 flip-phone this November. Why I could have had a mugger reject my phone.
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Postby Yoshisummons » Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:15 pm UTC

Hah! Now I feel vindicated on getting new flip phone(new as in it came in a box with dust all over it) a couple months back!
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Postby Nylonathatep » Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:10 pm UTC

induction wrote:


He has now been committed to a secure psychiatric unit, apparently for schizophrenia. Once an investigation was launched into how he was hired, his employers "vanished into thin air".


Sounds like a gag news right out of Tropico :)

Pill cure hangovers

For those who plan to celebrate the New Year with a few toasts but aren't looking forward to the inevitable hangover, a new pill on the market may resolve the dread of the day after.

Tablets called Blowfish have recently been permitted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be sold as an over-the-counter drug. Their creator guarantees their effectiveness in chasing away the post-booze blues.

Nevertheless, some in the medical field remain sceptical, warning that such pills should not be seen as a licence to overdo the drinking.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16359700

An invention just in time for the holidays, Go Science! :)

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Postby Angua » Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:15 pm UTC

Do we really want to trust a drug called 'blowfish'?
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Pope Francis Named Esquire's Best Dressed Man of 2013


I have to agree. He completely pulls off the Papal Cassock.

I don't particularly condemn the more elaborate styles (and I mean, if you happen to have the garment already anyways...) but he pulls off the simple white very well.

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Postby omgryebread » Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:02 pm UTC

Blowfish is $11.99 for enough tabs to deal with 6 hangovers. That's $2 a hangover. The ingredients of it are aspirin and caffeine, and you mix it in water. For less than 50 cents, you can have a glass of water and an aspirin and make yourself a cup of coffee. It won't cure a hangover, and you'll still feel like shit, but it's the exact same thing as this "new" treatment.
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Postby bigglesworth » Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:28 pm UTC

That doesn't utilize the power of placebo though!

Ignorance really is bliss.
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Postby CorruptUser » Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:42 pm UTC

Maybe if they dilute the coffee and aspirin by 30 orders of magnitude, then it will work? Maybe 100 orders of magnitude for extra placebo action?

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Postby bigglesworth » Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:50 pm UTC

Maybe, depends on the language they use.

Also, it should be more expensive.
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Postby MartianInvader » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:29 pm UTC

Actually, dehydration is a major factor in hangovers, so taking a pill with a glass of water probably will make you feel somewhat better. Doesn't have much to do with the pill, though.
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Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Postby Thesh » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:35 pm UTC

Hangovers are more than dehydration. I find vitamin b to be helpful, as well as eating somethink high in salt and carbs, as well as pepto bismol.
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Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Postby Adacore » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:06 am UTC

They are more than dehydration, but the dehydration is a big deal. My best friend is really good about making us drink a load of water later on in the night any time we've been drinking heavily*, and I always feel way less hungover after nights out with her than I do after comparable nights out with other people when I don't drink water. For example, I got crazy-drunk on New Years Eve, but had a very mild hangover because my friend made me drink a liter or more of water before I went home.

*Somehow, while my reaction to being drunk is 'better buy loads more shots', hers is 'drink all the water!'. I need to work out how to do that myself.

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Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Postby Carlington » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:35 am UTC

Some people are really good at alternating, one drink/one glass of water. I am not so good at this, but I usually get cravings for water if I drink more than a little alcohol anyway, so I've only been hungover once ever. I don't intend to be hungover again, because wow that was not fun.
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Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Postby Thesh » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:16 am UTC

Water definitely helps, but I do best when I both drink water, and eat a large meal before losing consciousness.
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