Re: Free Spirit

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We seemed to, but maybe we're all more sophisticated now.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 6:22 AM
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I used to work with a woman who had that problem. If she wanted to catch a bus she used to try to take a friend who could run to the stop if necessary and hold the driver in conversation until she hobbled up. Her life was full of shit like that. And nobody noticed/cared.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 6:39 AM
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I suppose it's seen as unsporting there, but here we usually stand and wait for the bus at marked location.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 6:41 AM
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3. Yes, but if you're approaching the stop and see a bus coming towards it, you run to get there before it moves off again, no? Especially if it's not a very frequent service?


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 6:45 AM
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I suppose, but I have difficulties there because of my ankle.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 6:49 AM
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It really hurts this morning because of the sprint after the car that egged me. I shouldn't run without warming up.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 6:52 AM
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That egged you? Did I miss a story somewhere?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 6:55 AM
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It was only one egg.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 6:56 AM
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It was mentioned.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 6:57 AM
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Dang kids. You're sure it wasn't Cosma?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 7:00 AM
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It might not be entirely off-topic to note that the Gayatollah Abu-Labs seems to have made the leap into reality, at least if you believe CNN: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/30/isis-dildo-flag-london-pride-cnn


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 7:00 AM
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My point is that when it comes to catching a bus, having a bad ankle is basically the same as having huge breasts but without the nipples. I even wrap the ankle in some kind of elastic/lycra thing if I know I'm going to be moving a great deal.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 7:01 AM
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Actually, I lie, it is completely off-topic.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 7:02 AM
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I take the bus about a dozen times a year, either because of conditions preventing cycling or because I'm wearing a suit. More than once in that dozen I'll have had to run to catch it.

I can do it but my wife couldn't.

I've come to believe that the condition described in the OP has major cumulative effects on health, in that free movement and many forms of exercise or even activity are circumscribed. Someone in that position feels awkward doing all sorts of ordinary things.


Posted by: idp | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 7:10 AM
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I don't know, but I bet that if you get surgery for breast reduction, you aren't forbidden from running for at least six months like if you get surgery for your ankle.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 7:26 AM
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On the other hand, physical therapy is probably more likely to work in my case.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 7:32 AM
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My point is that when it comes to catching a bus, having a bad ankle is basically the same as having huge breasts but without the nipples.

That's almost but not quite in new mouseover territory.

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Some of the other articles on that site though.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 7:33 AM
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My wife really appreciated (and laughed along with) these comics.


Posted by: Mooseking | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 7:59 AM
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This has never been an issue for me at all, but I'm stunned at how badly designed bras seem to be for people with big breasts. It really doesn't seem as if it should be that hard.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 8:16 AM
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We should probably have one of the resident physicists comment on that. I'd bet the forces that need to be constrained could be considerable.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 8:24 AM
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The OP doesn't really work for me. It reads like an Onion piece, only it's not funny. I guess it's serious, but it's so overwrought (large-breasted women can't hold dandelions? Really?) that it's just ridiculous. On examining the context, it seems this websites entire mission is to explain why big boobs are unpleasant. OK.


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 8:36 AM
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I think it reads exactly like an Onion piece. Most of them aren't funny either beyond the initial concept.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 8:38 AM
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I guess it's serious

It isn't. It's a soi-disant humor site.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 8:46 AM
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We should probably have one of the resident physicists comment on that. I'd bet the forces that need to be constrained could be considerable.

Not a physicist: what you need is an aeronautical engineer. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Russell


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 9:14 AM
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20, 24: Relevant.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 9:33 AM
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21 is seriously out to lunch.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 12:19 PM
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It can be very confusing when people are expending significant effort attempting to be funny and utterly failing.


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 12:43 PM
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I'm not sure it's a humor site?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 12:43 PM
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That one is actually a bit amusing. What the hell does "Reductress" mean? When I claimed to have examined the context, I meant that I looked at the name of the site and decided it was probably a boob-reduction advocacy blog. So, that was stupid. But also that site seems (mostly) stupid.


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 1:12 PM
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10: No car.


Posted by: Cosma Shalizi | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 3:39 PM
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I've laughed (or at least grinned) at stuff on the Reductress site, but it's certainly not subtle.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 3:43 PM
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Zipcar locations are plentiful and convenient.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 1-15 3:46 PM
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I thought the OP might link to this article


Posted by: Buttercup | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 7:49 AM
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I don't think you're meant to find it funny, you're just meant to retweet it.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 8:01 AM
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Is Crooked Timber down for anyone else? I think it's been two days now.


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Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 9:27 AM
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Unreachable from my home machine, reachable from work machine for me.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 9:28 AM
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A lady from nosflow's home machine, a freak from his work machine.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 9:38 AM
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Could get it this morning, can't now. The link from here gives me an error message from my provider, using Chrome bookmark gives me a system error.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 9:39 AM
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Just saw this get raised on twitter between Chris Bertram and Kieran Healy so I assume it will be fixed soon.

While I'm on this topic does anyone have trouble reaching Corey Robin's site? http://coreyrobin.com/
It's hasn't worked for me for several months now.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 9:56 AM
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It's on my phone.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 9:56 AM
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CT, that is.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 9:58 AM
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CT loads on chrome on a mac, but not on firefox on a PC.


Posted by: Buttercup | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 10:38 AM
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I can't get it to load on a PC using either Firefox or Explorer.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 10:48 AM
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The error message I get says that it's a DNS rather than server problem:
Unable to locate the server named "www.crookedtimber.org"


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 10:54 AM
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Hey, speaking of browsers, which one should I be using now? I was using Firefox from force of habit despite its being a memory suck, but then Yahoo broke it.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 11:05 AM
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According the hide-bound IT departments, you should have special permission before you use anything but Explorer.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 11:08 AM
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They still have that? Huh.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 11:10 AM
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We're a simple people.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 11:13 AM
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Or just boring. I get those two confused.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 11:17 AM
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The Chinese government pretty much mandates using IE. I assume Amnesty International is looking in to this gross human rights abuse.

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For awhile it was Chrome, but last time I checked (9 months ago), Firefox is actually better if you're going to have a million tabs open.


Posted by: Buttercup | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 11:21 AM
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To return to my off topic bleg, can anyone get Corey Robin's site to load?


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 3:53 PM
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Yes. There's no posts newer than 6/29.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 4:00 PM
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They still have that? Huh.

I do some work with a large company which is just in the process of switching off of IE 8 (going to IE 9 but, based on some recent e-mails to IE 11 not too long after that).


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 4:00 PM
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I was able to get that and CT to load on my home computer using Windows 7 and Firefox.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 4:01 PM
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The university where I work standardises on an insanely early version of IE. Desktops that have been migrated to a newer Win 7 image are using 11, but right up until the literal month that Microsoft ended all XP support, the standard desktop was XP with IE 7. In 2014, for fuck's sake.

All developers hate IE.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 4:06 PM
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The IT people keep saying something about "imaging" the computer. I don't understand it. Nobody ever used that word in that context ten years ago.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 4:13 PM
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Imagine taking a snapshot of a standard installation of Windows and Office, etc. That you can quickly install on any machine without having to manually install the OS and all of the applications. That.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 4:24 PM
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That explains why IT is annoyed with me. I use at least four applications that aren't standard.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 4:27 PM
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People definitely did use that word that way ten years ago, btw.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 4:29 PM
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They were really annoyed when I had an actual, documented reason to keep Word from Office 2003.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 4:29 PM
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59: I'm not very attentive.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 4:30 PM
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One of those reasons being that after Office 2003 they introduced the 'ribbon' toolbar, which is a crime against decent UI design.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 4:31 PM
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That was the real reason but not the one on the document.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 4:33 PM
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A promise of terror on par with anything in Marathon Man:
http://www.lampreydental.com/dr-shreck-dentist-bio.html
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Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 4:39 PM
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We're still on IE at work, although we're allowed to use Chrome for a bunch of things that simply don't work anymore on IE. Also, we're still using Lotus Notes. All the trade confirms are delivered by horse and buggy.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 4:42 PM
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trade confirms

Whoa, flashback.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 4:50 PM
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I think it's been about 3 years since the last time I was sent a document by counsel on the other side in word perfect. Sort of sad, passing of an era.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 4:57 PM
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Like the coelacanth, don't call the era over until you've talked to fishermen in the Indian Ocean.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 2-15 5:06 PM
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