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Random thoughts from the peanut gallery
In no particular order...
  • I feel sorry for guys in the men's room who stand at the urinal and then proceed to undo their belt, button and zipper so they can drop trou to take a leak. I don't understand why it's necessary for you to have your waistband around your knees so I can see if you're a boxer or brief man. In either case it makes me feel sorry for you that you've never figured out the miracle of the zipper-by-itself.
  • Why does my Dell Latitude 5160 laptop have a warranty that's vastly superior in length to that of my Apple MacBook? The Dell came out of the box with a three year warranty and they've actually extended it to February 15th of 2008. My Apple came with a one year warranty and the option to purchase "AppleCare" to cover it for a longer period. I love my MacBook, I really do, but Apple has a lot of catching up to do as regards to wooing customers with warranties that don't suck.
  • The air conditioner for Z'ha'dum has learned a new trick: struggle 24x7 to maintain a temperature of 81 degrees in the house when the thermostat is set to 78 degrees. Since the A-coil isn't frozen and the condensing unit is running just fine (seemingly) I am of the opinion that I just need to add more R-22 ("Freon") to the system. Unfortunately for me, about 10 years ago it was determined by our good friends in the Legislature that consumers are simply too stupid to handle Freon, that Freon is detrimental to the environment and that only licensed individuals are qualified enough to hook a hose to a valve and recharge an air conditioning system. Even though it's been an absolutely lovely week since lady_curmudgeon and I got home (highs in the mid seventies -- I can leave the windows open and be more than comfortable), I guess I'll go for "peace of mind" and fork the money out to get an HVAC guy here to charge the system. $75 service charge just for them to show up? Sure, why not.
  • Transformers: The Movie is clearly in need of an answer from a competing franchise, so why not have Voltron: The Movie? Dammit, ottr, why do you make me sad?

Current Location: Z'ha'dum
Current Mood: tired tired
Current Music: Countdown with Keith Olbermann

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feren From: feren Date: August 18th, 2007 03:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I think it was the "post-apocalyptic tale set in New York City and Mexico" that hurt my brain the most. Mexico and New York City? What the hell?

loboguara From: loboguara Date: August 20th, 2007 03:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Mexican spaceships? What, you can't drink the water in the galley?
spoothbrush From: spoothbrush Date: August 18th, 2007 12:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Transformers would have been a better movie if they had included giant robots.
feren From: feren Date: August 18th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC) (Link)
For some reason what you said reminds me of
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feren From: feren Date: August 18th, 2007 03:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, there really are guys out there that drop their pants to their knees, exposing their underpants while they take a wizz at the urinal! Crazy, huh? I dunno what to make of them either....
spoothbrush From: spoothbrush Date: August 18th, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Are they really concerned about drippage or something? (I'm not equipped to investigate this myself.)
urocyon From: urocyon Date: August 18th, 2007 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
- Word. Especially when they have the opportunity to close the door, but instead expose anyone happening to wander around the corner to the full glory of their hairy, pasty-white mudflaps.

- I'll settle for blaming Steve Jobs without any sort of proof, just because he's a general asshole.

- Jason, you work IT. You should know by now, consumers are too stupid.

- n/a
feren From: feren Date: August 18th, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
[- Jason, you work IT. You should know by now, consumers are too stupid.]

Corollary: You too have worked in IT, and you should know by now that the "licensed professionals" are just as stupid. The difference between the stupid consumers and the stupid professionals seems to be only a matter of a license fee... :D
urocyon From: urocyon Date: August 19th, 2007 02:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I resemble that.
duckhunter From: duckhunter Date: August 20th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Coming to you LIVE from TMI-Land... as usual..

I don't use the zipper for one reason - Got a wedgie in Junior High while using a urinal in a traditional fashion. There was blood, but no stiches...

That being said - I take a great deal of effort to *not* drop trou any more than I have to - Usually, I even reach one hand behind me to grab my waistband as a bit of extra insurance. And people who do the 'full drop' need to be kicked in the shins through their head.

captain18 From: captain18 Date: August 31st, 2007 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)
First off, having your pants intentionally and regularly down to your knees at a urinal is really bad form, although I suppose if you're one of those idiots whose waistband normally hovers at mid-thigh anyway perhaps it is necessary.

That having been said, I submit this:

Growing up I wore FTL mid-rise briefs which I can't really complain about except there was so much reach-through required to fish your way out of the fly that you looked like you were doing more than relieving your bladder so I never bothered with it.

My current underwear collection includes several pairs of bikinis and boxer briefs in rotation which do not have a fly at all, so unbuttoning the slacks is obligatory.

So therefore, there are in fact circumstances where just using the fly is not practical.
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