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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by JasonL » 18 Jan 2018, 14:34

You no see Brokeback?

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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by nicole » 18 Jan 2018, 14:43

No, it was one of those things dubs saw without me for some reason and then I never saw it.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Mo » 18 Jan 2018, 15:01

What about Dick?
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by nicole » 18 Jan 2018, 15:08

Nope. I went through her whole IMDb. I didn't even see the 1994 Lassie, though I may have seen her play Wilson's gf on Home Improvement.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Warren » 18 Jan 2018, 15:09

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 14:10
Shem wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 12:41
nicole wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 10:31
I learned all I needed to know in the first episode, which is about how blond guys fall for blonde chicks and not their brown-haired girl-next-door long-term quasi-love interests.
Even though BHGNDLTQLIs will do freaky shit you can't even imagine. And blonde chicks won't even consider until college.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Shem » 18 Jan 2018, 15:22

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 14:10
Shem wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 12:41
nicole wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 10:31
I learned all I needed to know in the first episode, which is about how blond guys fall for blonde chicks and not their brown-haired girl-next-door long-term quasi-love interests.
Even though BHGNDLTQLIs will do freaky shit you can't even imagine. And blonde chicks won't even consider until college.
Ha. All Swedish exchange students will stick their finger up your butt.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Ellie » 18 Jan 2018, 17:37

Whoa, I didn't realize she was in But I'm a Cheerleader!
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by nicole » 18 Jan 2018, 17:43

Ellie wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 17:37
Whoa, I didn't realize she was in But I'm a Cheerleader!
Yeah, and it’s actually kind of weird that I don’t remember “Jen from Dawson” was in that, considering the time period.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Jasper » 19 Jan 2018, 10:03

Shem wrote:
17 Jan 2018, 20:57
This is a generational thing. Every goddamn person between the ages of 25 and 40 (and every woman between 25 and 50) knows who she is. Dawson's Creek was fucking inescapable. I'm a little surprised Thoreau doesn't recognize her, since he's so desperate to tie the '90s up in his basement and make a skinsuit out of it, though.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Shem » 19 Jan 2018, 11:05

Thank you. Was proud of that one.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 19 Jan 2018, 11:39

Neither the money a movie makes nor the fame of its actors, especially if that fame is derived from TV, directly drive what they are paid. Stars get paid because studios believe they can fill seats on an opening weekend. They can parlay their last picture's success into a larger paycheck for their next film but only some genres are star-driven until they become franchises.

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Post by thoreau » 19 Jan 2018, 11:50

I'll have you guys know that my 90's skin suit is made of the leather trench coats from the Matrix.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by nicole » 22 Jan 2018, 08:52

Is there anything I can do to bring this experience to my local Whole Foods because they are still always asking about what I’m going to make or do and I really hate that.

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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by dead_elvis » 22 Jan 2018, 13:16

nicole wrote:
22 Jan 2018, 08:52
they are still always asking about what I’m going to make or do and I really hate that.
Preach it.

It's annoying in grocery stores, but the home-brew store is the worst for this. Every friggin' time, "watcha makin'?" (in the most dude-bro voice possible). I get it, it's good for business to try to be helpful and build a community so you want to be all chatty, but I really don't feel like justifying why I have a bunch of ingredients that normally wouldn't go together. Just let me experiment in peace and without commentary.
I'm not entirely against people being cheerful to strangers in public, but still:

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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Aresen » 22 Jan 2018, 13:22

I think a smile and basic courtesy are essential for all front line staff but I do not like those who try to engage me in chit-chat. (Although there is a cashier that I have encountered so often at the local Walmart that we now always exchange a few comments.)
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by nicole » 22 Jan 2018, 13:26

My feelings on this are different for grocery stores than most other places, because grocery stores are a locus of horror and it's not socially acceptable for me to tell them I'm going to go home and get intoxicated enough to stop thinking about the fact I'll have to eat again tomorrow.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by JasonL » 22 Jan 2018, 13:34

I like chit chat at specialty stores like wine shops in my case, but I hate it at the grocery where they don't know anything and people make jokes about a fennel bulb being a shrub or some kind of alien life.

Is there consultative value in this interaction even potentially? If no, stfu. If yes, I applaud the attempt even if not in the mood.

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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Aresen » 22 Jan 2018, 13:54

nicole wrote:
22 Jan 2018, 13:26
My feelings on this are different for grocery stores than most other places, because grocery stores are a locus of horror and it's not socially acceptable for me to tell them I'm going to go home and get intoxicated enough to stop thinking about the fact I'll have to eat again tomorrow.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by dead_elvis » 22 Jan 2018, 13:57

At the risk of overthinking this, I realize that in a grocery I don't mind chit-chat *if it seems sincere*. It's when they give off the vibe that they're just doing it because they are supposed to, or if there's a line and obviously neither of us should be taking more time than needed, that it's annoying.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Andrew » 22 Jan 2018, 15:26

I'm pretty sure the last clerk who got super chatty with me was hitting on me. While flattering, dudes aren't quite my thing.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 22 Jan 2018, 15:28

The Google Doodle today is of Sergei Eisenstein. It should be of Eisenstein reaching across time to shake Rocky's hand.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Warren » 23 Jan 2018, 09:48

I object to being spoken to in a familiar way by anyone strange to me in all situations. The ones selling Jesus are the worst.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by Aresen » 23 Jan 2018, 10:18

Warren wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 09:48
I object to being spoken to in a familiar way by anyone strange to me in all situations. The ones selling Jesus are the worst.
This. Although I always thought that immediate-first-name-use was kind of an American thing. I have (mostly) gotten used to it, but I have been known to stop overly aggressive sales types by insisting they address me as "Mr. ______".
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by tr0g » 24 Jan 2018, 15:20

German publishers write book titles on spines from bottom to top, even when they're publishing in English. I realize there is no logical reason for either direction. I'm also sure the Teutonic mind has some kind of alles in Ordnung justification for doing it that way, but it still looks weird.
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Re: Observations of the Random sort

Post by nicole » 24 Jan 2018, 15:27

I think all European spines face that way. All the non-English European-language books I have do, including French, Italian and Hungarian as well.
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