Re: It was the high point of the evening

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I was at a wedding yesterday as well, and let me just say that the end of June in NC is no time for an outdoor wedding and reception.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06-27-10 5:19 AM
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"tell speak"?


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 06-27-10 5:41 AM
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How the mighty have fallen.


Posted by: Awl | Link to this comment | 06-27-10 5:49 AM
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one of the bride's sisters, who is Irish

How does one end up with a single Irish sister?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-27-10 5:53 AM
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It's easy, Sifu, don't let her get married.


Posted by: Molly | Link to this comment | 06-27-10 6:22 AM
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"was a child, and that"

So, did Pittsburgh get its "n'at" from the Irish?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-27-10 7:24 AM
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It was late, and I was tired.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 06-27-10 8:48 AM
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I was also able to confirm once more that it takes far more effort than one might expect not to dance.

I feel certain that this was because you really, really wanted to shake your booty, not because people were trying to insist that you dance.

Yep.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 06-27-10 10:36 AM
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In other words, why do all these homosexuals keep trying to get Neb to dance?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-27-10 11:07 AM
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Because he's a little butch?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06-27-10 11:18 AM
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It's a set-up! If he dances, someone might say something about it, then all hell breaks loose, and the next thing you know, the entire freakin' internet is talking about you and you have to resign even though you were doing first rate philosophical work before you were so stupid as to dance.

Who'd really be dumb enough to make a mistake like that? Are we not grown-ups?


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 06-27-10 11:23 AM
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Are we not grown-ups?

WE ARE DEVO.


Posted by: OPINIONATED MARK MOTHERSBAUGH | Link to this comment | 06-27-10 11:41 AM
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12: Back on tour. Tickets still available here in Pittsburgh.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06-27-10 11:46 AM
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Even scarier, Devo is one of the younger acts coming to Pittsburgh.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-27-10 12:22 PM
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Yes


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06-27-10 12:30 PM
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Paul McCarthy is coming to sing "Back in the U.S.S.R. (is where you should go)."


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-27-10 12:34 PM
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To threadjack: it's been a while since this thread. I'm interested in trying to refresh my memory of Spanish over the next two months before a trip to Spain, although I know from experience I probably won't be able to / be committed enough to devote serious time to it. (Yo estudiaba español por diez años cuando era niño, pero ahora he olvidado mucho.) Are those podcasts at the intermediate level likely to be useful? Maybe I should just watch telenovelas a lot.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 06-27-10 5:27 PM
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Maybe I should just watch telenovelas a lot.

My dad did this when he was studying Spanish. I guess it helped.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06-27-10 6:00 PM
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Paul McCarthy is coming to sing "Back in the U.S.S.R. (is where you should go).", covered in ketchup and carrying a butt plug.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 06-27-10 6:14 PM
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Hmm, "Mujeres Asesinas" is on TV now.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 06-27-10 6:45 PM
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19 sure is strange.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 06-27-10 6:52 PM
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19 sure is strange.

Perhaps Santa Claus With a Buttplug can explain it to you.


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 06-27-10 7:03 PM
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And it does.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-27-10 7:04 PM
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My mom has found Destinos, which is not a telenovela but one of those language learning tv shows built around a narrative - more of a narrative than French in Action. it seems, but still educational - helpful.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 06-27-10 11:23 PM
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Destinos was part of the standard Spanish 2 curriculum where I went to school.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 06-27-10 11:25 PM
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Maybe I should just watch telenovelas a lot.

Do you have any co-workers who speak Spanish? Forcing yourself to speak Spanish every day at lunch or something like that is a helpful way to get back into conversational practice.

You can also find conversation partners elsewhere, of course, but I was going for the lazy solution low-hanging fruit.

I have to record something in Spanish today and I'm a bit tense about it. Luckily I have a native-speaker colleague coming with me. Yesterday I spent two hours listening to presentations in Spanish and was surprised at how tired my brain was afterwards.

In other news, NMM to Robert Byrd. RIP, crazy and remarkable old man.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 06-28-10 6:32 AM
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With his party having won 6 of the City Council's 15 seats, Mr. Gnarl needed a coalition partner, but ruled out any party whose members had not seen all five seasons of "The Wire."
lucy


Posted by: One Law Center | Link to this comment | 06-28-10 11:40 AM
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Santa Claus With a Buttplug

He knows if you are sleeping
He knows if you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So sleep on your back for goodness' sake.

Oh, you'll probably pout
You'll probably cry
You'll probably shout
I think you know why...


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06-28-10 11:44 AM
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UNIVISON FUTBOL!!!


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 06-28-10 11:45 AM
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