Re: Can't quite put my finger on it

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Does it get more lascivious after a while? I don't have time to watch 18 minutes to get to dry humping or something.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 7:09 PM
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Pornography has deadened our former ability to be lascived by subtle things.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 7:11 PM
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Let me add that I completely disapprove of the sartorial mismatch in the second couple.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 7:14 PM
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Sometimes you see it, sometimes you don't.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 7:21 PM
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Is there an ottoman involved?


Posted by: heebie-heebie | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 7:47 PM
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I think those are just very well-muscled buttocks.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 7:59 PM
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That looks pretty fun.


Posted by: AWB | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 8:02 PM
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I miss the blues scene in Austin.


Posted by: sral | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 8:07 PM
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7: Probably takes two intact arms.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 8:09 PM
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9: Rub it in, all you able-bodied assholes!


Posted by: AWB | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 8:10 PM
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8: aren't you back in another month or so?


Posted by: heebie-heebie | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 8:13 PM
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Rubbing it in is another thing that two functional arms makes easier.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 8:17 PM
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10: About 10% of my tapeworms are seriously impaired, you insensitive speciest.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 8:17 PM
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Nah, works fine with both arms behind your head.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 8:18 PM
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11: Yes, but perhaps only for long enough to pack up my things. It depends on the, umm, pet situation.


Posted by: sral | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 8:20 PM
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14 to 2.


Posted by: Kreskin | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 8:29 PM
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When you're not oblivious, everything is lascivious.


Posted by: tom leerer | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 8:30 PM
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It depends on the, umm, pet situation.

I really created a monster, didn't I?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 8:41 PM
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Some kind of chimera.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 8:44 PM
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No way, man. The pet metaphors are the greatest invention this blog has seen since presidential anonymity.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 8:48 PM
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I have a different view of the best innovation.


Posted by: Opinionated Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 8:50 PM
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You mean you have a different view of what the best innovation is, I take it.

But regardless, OPINIONATED GRANDMA predates the presidential stuff.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 8:52 PM
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Pause/play is obviously the best innovation since presidential anonymity.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 8:54 PM
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A completely novel lexical act.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 8:55 PM
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Hm, that is a strong contender, it's true.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 8:55 PM
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Let me add that I completely disapprove of the sartorial mismatch in the second couple.

Do you find them mismatched to each other, or to the retro-vibe of the other dancers? I liked that their clothes were pretty everyday, because I thought it made the dancing seem more fun and sexy and less like a formal performance.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 8:56 PM
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Mismatched to each other.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 8:57 PM
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22.1: That is what I meant.
22.2: Both started before I was here.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 8:58 PM
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I also don't like the fact that the embedded video is cut off on the right. You'd think youtube could generate proper defaults for the embedding code they give you, but apparently no.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:00 PM
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Pause/play was asilon's invention, right? I can't find the thread.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:05 PM
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No, Tedra's.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:08 PM
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Actually, I guess, PK's.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:08 PM
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Yeah, PK's. I forget who started using it in comments, though.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:11 PM
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I thought pause/play was Di's


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:12 PM
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Did PK actually comment? I'm confused.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:13 PM
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Apparently asilon was the first to use it in comments (or at least that was ogged's impression).


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:15 PM
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He didn't, but he had invented the pause/play signs in real life (he'd hold up his two index fingers in parallel or something), and Tedra brought it over in textual form.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:16 PM
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Found the first use I remember encountering.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:18 PM
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That appears to be the first use period.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:18 PM
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But, per 37, not the first mention.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:19 PM
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I thought pause/play was older than presidential? I thought presidential anonymity was relatively recent, but probably that just means I was around a reasonable time before it started, not that it was actually all that recent.


Posted by: Unfoggetarian: "Pause endlessly, then go in" (9) | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:19 PM
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Neither first use nor first mention. Note that AWB confirms the origins in PK of ||.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:20 PM
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Presidential anonymity is significantly older than pause-play (although its form has changed a bit from the original concept).


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:22 PM
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42: Hooray for me!


Posted by: AWB | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:22 PM
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Wow. Go, PK. How did I miss that thread?

Still, it appears the "play" part of pause/play might have been asilon's innovation?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:23 PM
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From the same thread as the link in 42, this seems to be the first mention of PK's usage.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:24 PM
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Still, it appears the "play" part of pause/play might have been asilon's innovation?

Yeah, that seems right.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:25 PM
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PK altered the way we all talk on the internet! He's accomplished more significant change in the world at his young age than I have in my entire life to date.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:25 PM
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Weird. I totally missed the pause/play thread, so somehow just became aware of the convention after having seen it for a long time. But I'm not quite sure how I internalized presidential as a new innovation, when it just wasn't that much after I started reading.


Posted by: Unfoggetarian: "Pause endlessly, then go in" (9) | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:30 PM
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I still have no idea how to make the "pause" sign of two straight lines, so I like to stick to the good old fashioned "OT."


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:41 PM
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Seriously? It's Shift + \ (the key above Enter and to the right of the square brackets on my keyboard; others may differ slightly).


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:44 PM
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Parentheses would make more sense to me, but when in Tron.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:46 PM
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Oh hey you're right. The keypad has always shown two little vertical lines with a space in the middle and I've never had any need for that character.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:47 PM
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Fucking keyboard, how does it work. Anyone have any other tricks for me?


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:48 PM
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But why does the keyboard lie to me about what the character looks like? It's bizzare.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:49 PM
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Wikipedia has more than you ever wanted to know.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:51 PM
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Apparently there's some complicated history there. That still doesn't explain why, admittedly.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:51 PM
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Dammit.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:51 PM
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That was more than I wanted to know. But I am kind of pissed off that the keyboard is a LIE.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 9:56 PM
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Just get a keyboard with blank keycaps, like a real man, Halford.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 10:02 PM
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3, 26: I'm not sure it was just the clothes that made the second couple's dancing seem "fun and sexy". The woman really had something impressive going on with her hips.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 10:03 PM
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The guy didn't dance well enough to wear street clothes to a competition.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 10:37 PM
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Also I do not see people wearing dresses like that pretty everyday, though I'll grant the case for the shoes.

It now occurs to me, actually, that I don't see many dresses at all pretty everyday, so I guess I lack essential context.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-24-13 10:49 PM
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Isn't most partner dancing at least vaguely lascivious?


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:39 AM
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65 puts me in mind of the scene in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf where Martha and Nick are dancing and Honey says it seems like they've danced together before. George responds "It's a familiar dance, Monkey Nipples. They both know it."


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:47 AM
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I think the third couple is best at doing blues in the Lindy idiom. Lots of sort of tango going on in rest of it. Yellow Dress' sexy gangly Charleston is inspired, too.

I don't think the hambo is lascivious at all.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 11:02 AM
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There's a person in a yellow dress?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 8:49 PM
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About three-quarters through?


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 8:54 PM
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Right after the gorilla comes through and beats its chest.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 8:58 PM
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Is it time for questions?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 8:58 PM
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Isn't that a red dress?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:00 PM
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Is nosflow flirting with Sifu Tweety?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:15 PM
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What piece of work is a man?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:18 PM
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Who put the boop in the boop shdoop shdoop?


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:21 PM
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Me.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:37 PM
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Did you write the Book of Love?


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:50 PM
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No.

Nor do I have faith in g-d above.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:52 PM
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Ha ha! Topical!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 9:55 PM
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How topical can it be? I can't even put my finger on it.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-25-13 10:43 PM
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