Re: Happy anniversary to Flippanter and the woman we reprobates call Lunchy!

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I wonder if they're celebrating with some sort of meal?!@#


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 8:43 AM
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I think this is a true testament to our advice-giving skills. More advice-seekers, please.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 8:45 AM
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Hooray for Flip and TWYRCL!


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 8:48 AM
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God has it really been a year? I feel very old. Good luk to both of them.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 8:58 AM
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I'm old enough to remember when men didn't have lunch with ladies who they weren't married to unless they were accompanied by a chaperon and separated by a screen. None the less, best wishes to the happy couple.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:00 AM
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Surely we should be brainstorming the anniversary celebration. I see penguins dropped from a helicopter.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:02 AM
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"With God as my witness, I thought penguins could fly."


Posted by: Opinionated Misquoted Arthur Carlson Making Things Really Explicit | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:06 AM
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Oh, blush. Thank you, reprobates. I think to mark the occasion we're returning to the place that preceded our first kiss.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:07 AM
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Stop stealing my lines.


Posted by: Opinionated Misquoted Les Nessman | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:08 AM
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So. When does she start commenting?


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:11 AM
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I look forward to the high-concept rom-com adaption of the Flippanter/Twyrcl story, "Failure to Lunch".


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:11 AM
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11. Been done. It was called The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:14 AM
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9: I didn't so much steal your line as cut off your change to use it.


Posted by: Opinionated Misquoted Arthur Carlson Making Things Really Explicit | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:17 AM
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"Twyrcing Girl"


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:17 AM
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No congratulations are in order until she produces a male heir.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:18 AM
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Is the Flippater's estate entailed?


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:19 AM
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I think to mark the occasion we're returning to the place that preceded our first kiss.

This sounds like the set-up to the most infamous of Newlywed gaffs.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:22 AM
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It was Mr. Carlson and not Les who said the turkey line.


Posted by: beamish | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:22 AM
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Is the world ready for a Flip-Avus?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:24 AM
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Has there been an update? Childen anticipated? Living together? Do they read each other's emails?

What is Valentine's Day plan?


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:33 AM
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|| I was just surreptitiously checking a girl out from across the room when I realized I was humming "Happy Together". Cut it out, you creepy bastard. |>


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:36 AM
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Do they read each other's emails?

Almost certainly, if they email each other.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:40 AM
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21: Naw, it's sweet (especially compared to a lot of other songs your subconscious might have accessed).


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:57 AM
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The body of this post is filled with emoticons. For shame!

(This is very sweet, Flip. Congrats to you & to herself. Also, good on neb for remembering it.)


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 10:01 AM
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Aw, congrats. Here's to many more years of happy lunching!


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 10:09 AM
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especially compared to a lot of other songs your subconscious might have accessed

"Baby got back" probably would have been a bad idea.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 10:42 AM
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2: I think this is a true testament to our advice-giving skills

I suspect if our advice played any role at all it was because Flip treated advice from the Mineshaft's as if it came from Catch-22's Colonel Cargill.

His prices were high, for failure often did not come easily. He had to start at the top and work his way down, and with sympathetic friends in Washington, losing money was no simple matter. It took months of hard work and careful misplanning. A person misplaced, disorganized, miscalculated, overlooked everything and opened every loophole, and just when he thought he had it made, the government gave him a lake or a forest or an oilfield and spoiled everything. Even with such handicaps, Colonel Cargill could be relied on to run the most prosperous enterprise into the ground. He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success to nobody.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 10:54 AM
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The real question: is Lunchy coming to the DC Unfogged'Con?


Posted by: J, Robot | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 11:05 AM
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i>"Baby got back" probably would have been a bad idea.
Yeah, that's hard to hum.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 11:11 AM
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Goddammit.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 11:12 AM
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Has there been an update? Childen anticipated?

You've read the blog the last few months. Unless someone announces they are not on the nest, an impending blessed event is presumed.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 11:13 AM
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Also my browser keeps forgetting my name.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 11:13 AM
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Is there an Unfogged due date chart? Have we named all of the babies yet?


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 11:16 AM
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Surely a pool needs to be set up.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 11:18 AM
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Collapsible pools suck. Go in-ground or forget it.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 11:21 AM
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Led Zeppelin's Kashmir is always a good song to hum when stalking someone. It's just got kind of a stalkery feel.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 11:21 AM
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Surely a pool needs to be set up.

Excellent idea. Water births. We should probably prepare a birthing plan for each in addition to their indivdual parenting plan.

Do we have the breastfeeding shaming booth set up?


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 11:26 AM
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especially compared to a lot of other songs your subconscious might have accessed

Yup.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 12:02 PM
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especially compared to a lot of other songs your subconscious might have accessed

Like "My Sharona"?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 12:11 PM
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The real question: is Lunchy coming to the DC Unfogged'Con?

If she's there, and if she wearing a nametag that identifies her as "Lunchy", all the time I have wasted on the internet all these years will have been worthwhile.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 12:20 PM
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For the record, everyone will be wearing nametags with their pseuds. That is my one dictatorial decree.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 1:27 PM
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Can I use the above just for Unfogged'Con?


Posted by: Opinionated Misquoted Arthur Carlson Making Things Really Explicit | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 1:31 PM
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Above, below? One of them.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 1:32 PM
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a good song to hum when stalking someone

I recently discovered the band Masked Intruder, who do just about the catchiest, most hummable, syrupy pop-punk evar, while wearing brightly colored balaclavas. Also, nearly all the songs are about stalking ("You just can't charm a lady with a knife / But that sucks cause that's all I know how to do").

It might be months before I take this song off of repeat.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 2:07 PM
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Have we named all of the babies yet?

We call ours Zardoz right now, and were thinking we'd continue to call it that on-blog once it was out in the world.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 2:17 PM
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So you're going to break with tradition and use the kid's real name on the blog?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 2:20 PM
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I don't know if I ever talked to anybody there who I didn't know, but I felt as though I could've. And it wasn't just the drugs. There was a sense that everybody was there to enjoy some sort of desperate eked-out freedom. As though a line had been crossed into comity.

Unfogged's spiritual ancestor?

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Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 2:32 PM
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If she's there, and if she wearing a nametag that identifies her as "Lunchy", all the time I have wasted on the internet all these years will have been worthwhile.

I thought the tag should say "The Woman You Reprobates Call Lunchy."

Also, I was planning to address her as that: "Hey, The Woman You Reprobates Call Lunchy, I'm going to the kitchen, do you need anything?


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 2:41 PM
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It seems presumptuous to call her "TWYRCL." I don't want to be too forward.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 2:42 PM
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We should probably prepare a birthing plan for each in addition to their indivdual parenting plan.

You know, I do have a fair amount of experience as a birth partner...


Posted by: J, Robot | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 4:35 PM
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50:

I didn't know!

I like Zardoz.

Today, I ran across someone whose first name is the name of a famous coffee store. Crazy what parents name their children.

For the first 2 years of my son's life, my family called him Museum bc my much younger brother decided that is what he should be called.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 6:49 PM
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Today, I ran across someone whose first name is the name of a famous coffee store.

Pete?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 7:09 PM
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If the first name is Starbuck, I do not think the parents were thinking of the famous coffee house.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 7:18 PM
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Think they wanted her to be a pilot?


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 7:25 PM
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A badass, will, a badass.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 7:27 PM
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But also, you know, independent of spirit, with integrity and vision -- while still being able to drink mere mortals under the table. Also stubborn.

Poor kid's probably going to want to be ... an accountant when she grows up. Not that there's anything wrong with that.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 7:34 PM
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My sister was stuck with Merv - "e" equalling ā here - well into toddlerhood. That was my doing, as I was only 18 months when she was born, and her birth name was trisyllabic and twice as long.


Posted by: joyslinger | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 7:34 PM
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One of my kid's daycare playmates has both of his parents' last names - one as a first name, one as a last name. I have to imagine this is going to cause confusion at some point, in addition to being a somewhat wacky given name.


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 7:48 PM
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58: somebody suggested that as an option for us. It would work basically fine since my last name is also a first name except also no.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 7:51 PM
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I know the naming question has been mooted here endlessly, but in the end, barring truly bizarre things (Zardoz would indeed be weird), I just think that people get over an awful lot of things. We sold an expensive metals engineering book to one Na/p/oleon Cre/ekmore today. Interesting name, dude. (I assume dude.)

So go crazy!


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 8:01 PM
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Uh. I probably should not have related that person's name, even google-proofed.

Can a front-pager redact, perhaps imaginatively?


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 8:05 PM
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59: I have friends who share your last name (she changed hers) and they agonized over baby names but lucked out with a girl, which is easier.

Mara's mom's last name starts with the same first letter as mine, so even though we hyphenated Mara's name on adoption (look, judge: intent to co-parent!) she often introduces herself as Lee'sLast-OldLast.

Nia's first name is a combination name and not spelled traditionally. If we do adopt her, I'll probably change her name to TraditionalFormalVersionFirstHalf StillMisspelledSecondHalf, which would make it easy enough to go by her full name or her current preferred nickname but still not make her uniquely identified on google in case she needs to be harder to find. We're letting her use the nickname her dad's side of the family uses, but nixed her non-name-related suggestions of Lexie, Zaia, and Ch/potle.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 8:05 PM
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60: The latest interesting one that I met professionally (and will never be able to keep first and last name straight) was "Ledger Pilate" shifted one to the left.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 8:31 PM
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Kedger Oilate?


Posted by: Mr. Blandings | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 8:40 PM
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Oilate Kedger, perhaps.


Posted by: Kreskin | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 8:44 PM
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59: But [Blume's last name] as first name with [your last name] as surname would be teh awesome. Maybe less so for a girl.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 8:47 PM
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Ledgeless Pilastric?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 8:48 PM
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Luckily Ledger Pilate's true name will never be known, as it's a mystery how to shift an "a" one to the left.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 8:58 PM
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Think words not characters.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:08 PM
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Words in other names? Would it rhyme with "Teeth Conscious", then?


Posted by: joyslinger | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:12 PM
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Shift the words to the left? Well, then 64 after all, as unlikely as it sounds. Interesting name!


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:12 PM
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I think anything else will be too traceable. (A quick google search reveals, "yep".)

"Made damn sure Ledgercliff washed his hands and sealed her fate."


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:14 PM
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70: I googled to see if my same guess could possibly be right, and wow, indeed, though there's not much you can do with that last name. I am still partial to Ge/ngh/is Ll/oyd-Ha/rris's name, though I only know his work.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:15 PM
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Man, I have always really been terrible at these kinds of puzzles. Where's Upetgi?


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:15 PM
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Oops, 70 has it. And belated recognition that joyslinger got that other word puzzle sometime ago as well.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:15 PM
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"Made damn sure Ledgercliff washed his hands and sealed her fate."

Oh, thank god, I finally get it.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:15 PM
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73: It didn't even occur to me that I could check my answer using resources outside the thread! I got into a game-playing mode and just waited patiently for the puzzle-setter to confirm or deny. (As Stormcrow has done - and the other exercise he refers to probably primed me to treat him that way.)


Posted by: joyslinger | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:23 PM
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If anybody has twins, you should name one Tor and the other one Matt Weiner.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:26 PM
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Apropos of nothing other than I want to link to it before it passes from my memory. Canadians! Adapting fashion to the environment!
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Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:28 PM
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And the third Wry Cooter.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:29 PM
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79: The whole photostream is superb, but this may be the most simultaneously dorky yet kinky thing I've ever seen*.

Pathetic attempt to pretend this is in any way on topic. One year anniversary gift!

*Until I saw these.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:42 PM
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One of my kid's daycare playmates has both of his parents' last names - one as a first name, one as a last name. I have to imagine this is going to cause confusion at some point, in addition to being a somewhat wacky given name.

A friend of mine with whom I was infatuated from first sight had a name like that—her last name was her father's last name, her first name may have been her mother's (or there was some other story like that), and her middle name was the county they were both from.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01-29-13 9:50 PM
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