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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1650 on: November 29, 2022, 09:58:22 AM »

So here I am looking at the local news, and I see this article here: https://wgntv.com/news/wgn-news-now/two-illinois-cities-among-2022s-best-for-singles/

Since I'm currently a lonesome loser and I love taking Internet bait, I decide to click on it. Now take a guess who's study they used on this article?

Entenmann's Bakery, due to the relationship with BIMBO?

sorry, couldn't resist

That will be Victoria's Secret.
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« Reply #1651 on: November 29, 2022, 10:05:30 AM »

So here I am looking at the local news, and I see this article here: https://wgntv.com/news/wgn-news-now/two-illinois-cities-among-2022s-best-for-singles/

Since I'm currently a lonesome loser and I love taking Internet bait, I decide to click on it. Now take a guess who's study they used on this article?

Entenmann's Bakery, due to the relationship with BIMBO?

sorry, couldn't resist

That will be Victoria's Secret.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1652 on: November 29, 2022, 12:55:50 PM »

So here I am looking at the local news, and I see this article here: https://wgntv.com/news/wgn-news-now/two-illinois-cities-among-2022s-best-for-singles/

Since I'm currently a lonesome loser and I love taking Internet bait, I decide to click on it. Now take a guess who's study they used on this article?

Entenmann's Bakery, due to the relationship with BIMBO?

sorry, couldn't resist

That will be Victoria's Secret.
I believe Victoria's secret is that she's made up by a dude.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1653 on: November 29, 2022, 01:17:27 PM »

So here I am looking at the local news, and I see this article here: https://wgntv.com/news/wgn-news-now/two-illinois-cities-among-2022s-best-for-singles/

Since I'm currently a lonesome loser and I love taking Internet bait, I decide to click on it. Now take a guess who's study they used on this article?

Entenmann's Bakery, due to the relationship with BIMBO?

sorry, couldn't resist

That will be Victoria's Secret.
I believe Victoria's secret is that she's made up by a dude.

or that she IS a dude.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1654 on: November 29, 2022, 02:20:30 PM »

You know the Sharpie meme from a few years ago where Sharpies can rewrite reality? Well, it's true. I was in Market Basket today. The clearance section had a whole bunch of things, one of which was a package of 48 forks marked X instead of having a price because many of the forks were missing; I estimated that 1/3 were there. This item normally goes for $2.29 normally and $1.69 when it's on the clearance rack due to a damaged box. (Market Basket clearance procedure is simply to put sharpie on the barcode so it won't scan and then to write the price on the box, unlike Stop & Shop where there are yellow stickers that have to be created.) I picked up the box hoping to ask if I could buy it for 50¢ at the register, figuring it would be accepted because from the store's viewpoint, the store receiving 50¢ is better than receiving nothing. Immediately before getting into the checkout line, I saw the assistant manager, with a badge that said 27 years, so I asked him. He simply got out his sharpie and put the number 50 on it. It worked, although I had to tell the cashier that most of the forks missing because something over 75% off is normally suspicious.

The box had 22 of the 48 forks in it, more than I thought.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1655 on: November 29, 2022, 02:46:41 PM »

During the last election here there was some campaign ad saying such and such candidate's policies were making Oklahoma an awful place to live, and they cited Wallethub as a source for that. (I didn't post it here, for obvious reasons.)
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1656 on: November 29, 2022, 02:48:58 PM »

During the last election here there was some campaign ad saying such and such candidate's policies were making Oklahoma an awful place to live, and they cited Wallethub as a source for that. (I didn't post it here, for obvious reasons.)

Incumbent or not? (If it wasn't the incumbent, it would be a straight-up lie, as someone who hasn't been elected wouldn't have had their policies enacted.)
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1657 on: November 29, 2022, 03:02:58 PM »

During the last election here there was some campaign ad saying such and such candidate's policies were making Oklahoma an awful place to live, and they cited Wallethub as a source for that. (I didn't post it here, for obvious reasons.)

Incumbent or not? (If it wasn't the incumbent, it would be a straight-up lie, as someone who hasn't been elected wouldn't have had their policies enacted.)

I don't remember the exact details (I tend to not get my political opinions from campaign ads) but I believe it was a PAC-funded ad against the incumbent.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1658 on: November 29, 2022, 03:18:53 PM »

^^^

What does it say about trolling bars one state over for Wisconsinites?
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WGN is run by non-flat Illinois cultists.

The almighty Wallethub cited Madison as the second-best city in the country for singles, only beaten by Seattle.

Maybe Crash_It secretly works at WGN...?
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1659 on: November 29, 2022, 03:27:38 PM »

The almighty Wallethub cited Madison as the second-best city in the country for singles, only beaten by Seattle.

Well, I mean, what else is there do to during a long Madison winter? :P
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« Reply #1660 on: November 29, 2022, 09:00:51 PM »

So here I am looking at the local news, and I see this article here: https://wgntv.com/news/wgn-news-now/two-illinois-cities-among-2022s-best-for-singles/

Since I'm currently a lonesome loser and I love taking Internet bait, I decide to click on it. Now take a guess who's study they used on this article?

Entenmann's Bakery, due to the relationship with BIMBO?

sorry, couldn't resist

That will be Victoria's Secret.
I believe Victoria's secret is that she's made up by a dude.

or that she IS a dude.

Specifically, an old man who lives in Ohio.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1661 on: November 29, 2022, 09:13:39 PM »

So here I am looking at the local news, and I see this article here: https://wgntv.com/news/wgn-news-now/two-illinois-cities-among-2022s-best-for-singles/

Since I'm currently a lonesome loser and I love taking Internet bait, I decide to click on it. Now take a guess who's study they used on this article?

Entenmann's Bakery, due to the relationship with BIMBO?

sorry, couldn't resist

That will be Victoria's Secret.
I believe Victoria's secret is that she's made up by a dude.

or that she IS a dude.

Specifically, and old man who lives in Ohio.
He also likes making money off of girls like me.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1662 on: November 29, 2022, 10:47:04 PM »

I heard that song on the radio on the way back from Thanksgiving and it caused me to look up the provenance of Victoria's Secret. The song, interestingly enough, has it right—the old man in Ohio is probably 85-year-old Les Wexner, of Columbus, who bought the chain in 1982 from founders Roy and Gaye Raymond. Roy Raymond's original vision of the store was as a place for men to purchase lingerie for their partners, after he had negative experiences with employees when attempting to buy lingerie for his wife at a traditional department store. Wexner reorganized the store into the familiar female-targeted chain that it is today.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1663 on: November 30, 2022, 02:40:39 AM »

She’ll competing with Citgo.
https://goo.gl/maps/FUa7Eh8bcjtd4534A
I see this shell station copied the infamous Kenmore Square Citgo sign nearby as it’s on the same river, though, upstream from the iconic sign.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1664 on: November 30, 2022, 05:07:25 PM »

It is sort of a shame that the heyday of Alanland was a good few years before surreal AI art became a thing.
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« Reply #1665 on: November 30, 2022, 05:11:43 PM »

It is sort of a shame that the heyday of Alanland was a good few years before surreal AI art became a thing.
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« Reply #1666 on: December 01, 2022, 02:57:33 PM »

It is sort of a shame that the heyday of Alanland was a good few years before surreal AI art became a thing.

Don't forget the official portrait of Alan Ivan Torrington—which, among art enthusiasts, is colloquially called "the surreal AI" (to distinguish it from the other, more famous, ASCII art portrait).

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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1667 on: December 03, 2022, 08:14:09 AM »

Discord just switched their font recently to something that's basically Clearview. Ugly, curled lowercase Ls, etc. They call it "GG Sans" after the url discord.gg; do they really want to be compared to Comic Sans?
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1668 on: December 03, 2022, 03:00:53 PM »

Discord just switched their font recently to something that's basically Clearview. Ugly, curled lowercase Ls, etc. They call it "GG Sans" after the url discord.gg; do they really want to be compared to Comic Sans?
I don't mind it. Also, remember that “Sans” in both cases refers to the fonts' sans-serif nature.
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« Reply #1669 on: December 03, 2022, 03:44:29 PM »

Discord just switched their font recently to something that's basically Clearview. Ugly, curled lowercase Ls, etc. They call it "GG Sans" after the url discord.gg; do they really want to be compared to Comic Sans?

My reaction to it upon seeing it the first time:

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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1670 on: December 07, 2022, 12:32:54 AM »

Greenfield Circle in Brandon, MS is a really long circle..
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1671 on: December 08, 2022, 09:34:06 PM »

Being a roadgeek does help in some stereotypical relationship situations.

Spouse or significant other: Honey, what are you thinking about right now?

Muggle: uh, um, er... how much I enjoy being around you?

Roadgeek: Route 67
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« Reply #1672 on: December 08, 2022, 09:45:35 PM »

Being a roadgeek does help in some stereotypical relationship situations.

Spouse or significant other: Honey, what are you thinking about right now?

Muggle: uh, um, er... how much I enjoy being around you?

Roadgeek: Route 67

I don’t know if it actually hurt either.  One of the qualities my wife said she liked about me was that I wasn’t just some meat head.
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« Reply #1673 on: December 08, 2022, 11:57:23 PM »

My fiancée thinks it’s fascinating that I enjoy road stuff, but she’s also a bit of a nerd herself.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1674 on: December 09, 2022, 10:41:08 AM »

I think it's better to have an interesting hobby or two, provided it's not too weird. Then you actually stand out as an individual as opposed to a copy-paste person who just likes getting hammered at parties.
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