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Defend the Tinley Park Five!


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 7:09 PM
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When you say, "It seems as if it's become much more common lately than it used to be", do you mean, "people have done this thing on a few recent Unfogged threads"? Because I don't think we're a representative sample.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 7:12 PM
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JRoth, I mean, I—ugh. I don't even know what to say.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 7:13 PM
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I don't even know!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 7:13 PM
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For one thing, there's a huge over-sampling of people from or in Pittsburgh.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 7:14 PM
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Apophenia. Also, as usual, Burroughs was there first.


Posted by: Man Suit | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 7:23 PM
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I hate everyone.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 7:23 PM
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If a West Elm catalogue has the quip "Nautical By Nature" by a caption, are they riffing on "Naughty By Nature"? Or is this ridiculous to even consider?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 7:27 PM
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"Inspired by buoys floating on the ocean, these glass vases make waves mixed in with the ocean-blue hues of our Pacific Vase collection."


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 7:28 PM
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"Vertical Challenge. The Camden Stripe Rug's wide tonal bands can make a room look larger. Lay it horizontally to fake a wider look and vertically to make a room seem longer."

There's no fixed orientation to a room. Fools.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 7:30 PM
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8: Of course they are. Pointless allusions are all that keep catalog writers going.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 7:33 PM
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Does vertically mean hang it on the wall? Because unless your room is on gimbals, that vertical orientation is fixed.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 7:33 PM
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Weird, I just ran across apophenia when looking up morphic resonance today.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 7:37 PM
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Weird, I just got to The Emerson Dining Table. Are they talking about our John?

"This trestle-style dining table and bench shows the knots and natural imperfections that make every table subtly one of a kind."


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 7:42 PM
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"Camille Planters. 'Mix plantings of different colors, textures and forms - a strappy upright element next to static rosettes and something with a nice mounding form,' says Judy."


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 7:44 PM
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"Andromeda Planters. 'Sometimes, I'll put a pair of tall planters flanking a doorway as a welcoming marker. Then, I plant them with a sculptural, shorter element, like pineapple-shape agave, which looks graphic."


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 7:45 PM
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I guess I'll stop.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 7:47 PM
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a strappy upright element next to static rosettes and something with a nice mounding form

That's clearly copied from at least a bodice ripper if not actually, but over-wrought porn.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 7:49 PM
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Sometimes you put out bait, sometimes the fish don't bite.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 7:50 PM
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Sometimes all you catch is a Moby.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 7:55 PM
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And white whale is the lowest difficulty setting.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 7:56 PM
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I prefer to use "Baader-Meinhof phenomenon" to mean "Aimless Western European leftist terrorist group".


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 7:59 PM
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22: so what do you call the Democrats?


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 8:06 PM
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A cab!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 8:11 PM
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I feel like I've seen comment 7 before.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 8:14 PM
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Your stats teacher's syllabus maybe?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 8:16 PM
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I blame society.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 8:17 PM
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I've never seen Repo Man. I'm not sure if this is on topic or not.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 8:21 PM
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I wasn't allowed to see R movies when it came out and couldn't really skirt the rule because the only movie theater was owned by people who knew me.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 8:25 PM
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Who discusses the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, so called, ever? Because I wanna hang with them.


Posted by: Chris A | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 8:49 PM
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I challenge anyone to mention something I was just thinking about recently.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 9:38 PM
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I challenge anyone to mention something I was just thinking about recently.

The Baader-Meinhof phenomenon?


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 9:42 PM
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Challenges?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 9:55 PM
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It's like you read my mind. Also apricots.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 10:00 PM
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Apricots?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 10:00 PM
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Wow so weird


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 10:01 PM
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Indeed. So weird.


Posted by: X.Trapnel | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 10:52 PM
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Apricots aren't weird; apricots are awesome. I meant the rest of the thread.


Posted by: Trapnel | Link to this comment | 05-21-12 11:00 PM
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Andromeda Planters. 'Sometimes, I'll put a pair of tall planters flanking a doorway as a welcoming marker...

And then I'll plant them with a mystery virus from outer space.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 05-22-12 12:44 AM
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15, 18: Didn't someone around here say recently "You guys need to remember that normal people aren't like you: their minds don't immediately jump to the most obscene interpretation of every sentence."


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 05-22-12 5:15 AM
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Normal people don't apply themselves. I make my own luck obscenity.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-22-12 5:36 AM
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Today's graduates should learn from Moby and pull themselves off by their own bootstraps.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 05-22-12 5:40 AM
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"Hey you kids! Get off on my lawn."


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-22-12 5:58 AM
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I'm feeling called to learn from Moby and go eat a bag of Swedish fish, but so far I'm resisting.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 05-22-12 5:59 AM
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Pornography, I know it when I see.

Potter Stewart and Tom Lehrer were my heroes during my formative years.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-22-12 6:00 AM
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I had a low carb breakfast. Eggs, sausage, and potatoes.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-22-12 6:01 AM
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I think I'll be able to pass on the Swedish Fish today because of the potatoes.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-22-12 6:01 AM
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46: Hott!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-22-12 6:02 AM
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We're finally having the thread that neb envisioned. The little pervert.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-22-12 6:04 AM
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Potatoes? Pshaw.


Posted by: Annelid Gustator | Link to this comment | 05-22-12 6:07 AM
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In what universe are potatoes low carb?


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 05-22-12 7:40 AM
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Compared to the universe where I ate six donuts.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-22-12 7:46 AM
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In what universe is the random Moby Hick comment to be taken at face value?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-22-12 7:46 AM
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That too.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-22-12 7:47 AM
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If you eat nothing but donuts long enough any diet is low carb.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-22-12 8:20 AM
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10: That only works on you perceptually challenged Westerners.


Posted by: OPINIONATED «ÉKUNG | Link to this comment | 05-22-12 9:03 AM
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10: how exactly does one lay a rug vertically? Hang it on a wall?


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 05-22-12 9:07 AM
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55: In the long run we will all be on low carb diets.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-22-12 9:14 AM
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Donuts or not.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-22-12 9:17 AM
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