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I never said you didn’t.
I’ve been gone a lot I know.
There’s so much going on.
Just finished reading Ready Player One (NOT ENDORSED OR RECOMMENDED BY ME, THERE WAS A LOT MORE… CONTENT IN IT THAN I WAS EXPECTING) and am officially un-hyped for the movie after rewatching the trailer… It’s gonna be just like every Hollywood take on a book and it’s gonna be pitiful… There’s no way Spielberg will give this book the movie it deserves, and no way I will get dragged to the theater to watch it… Even though I probably will… Because curiosity…
I won’t though…because Masøn…
**what it deserves
The “THERE WAS A LOT MORE… CONTENT IN IT THAN I WAS EXPECTING” made me laugh.
It was mainly just language… Considering it is mainly about the 80’s it’s sort of like a replica of 80’s entertainment, thus language… But still… more than I was expecting…
Church politics are stupid. #flipatable
My brain has now made the same connection for “manometer” as for “phenomenon” to that one song from the Muppets. Thanks, chemistry.
There was a long period of time where I jokingly said ‘Cimannin’ instead of ‘Cinnamon’, and now I accidentally say Cimannin when trying to say the real word..
Hahaha nice. I once made up a tongue twister that was something like “cinnamon synonym cinema synopsis”
Oh yes, I also say Cinnamon for Synonym too…
One time when I was little my aunt and uncle brought some cinnamon raisin bread to our house. When I was eating said bread, I allegedly remarked “Cinnamon. Diaper. Nappy.”
Random thought: How come we have F.A.C.E.s in three different time zones, but they all wake up and post on the Not-Forum at the exact same time?
I think it’s because we post on the websites time zone, which I would think would be Matthew since her runs the show
Wow, that’s a better answer to the question than I could ever think of…
Really? Usually I feel like a dummy and everyone else is so smart
The Old-Fashioned Lady.
My friend is a rather old-fashioned lady, always quite delicate and elegant, especially in language. She and her husband were planning a week’s vacation in Florida, so she wrote to a particular campground and asked for a reservation.
She wanted to make sure the campground was fully equipped, but didn’t know how to ask about the toilet facilities. She couldn’t bring herself to write the word “toilet” in her letter. After much deliberation, she finally came up with the old-fashion term, ” bathroom commode.”
But when she wrote that down, she still thought she was being too forward. So she started all over again, rewrote the entire letter and referred to the bathroom commode merely as the ” B.C. ” ” Does the campground have its own B.C. is what she actually wrote.
Well, the campground owner wasn’t old-fashioned at all and when he got the letter, he just couldn’t figure out what the women was talking about. That “B.C.” business really stumped him. After worrying about it for a while, he showed the letter to several campers, but they couldn’t imagine what the lady meant either. So, the campground owner, finally coming to the conclusion that the lady must be asking about the location of the local Baptist Church, sat down and wrote the following reply:
I regret, very much the delay in answering your letter, but I now take the pleasure of informing you that a B.C. is located 9 miles north of the campground, and is capable of seating 250 people at one time. It is located in a beautiful pine grove and is opened only on Sundays and Wednesdays. I admit it is quite a distance away if you are in the habit of going regularly, but no doubt you will be pleased to know that a great number of people take their lunches along and make a day of it. They usually arrive early and stay late. My daughter met her husband in the B.C.
The last time my wife and I went was six years ago, and it was so crowded we had to stand up the whole time we were there. Sometimes it is so crowded, there are 5 to a seat. It may interest you to know that right now there is a supper planed to raise money to buy more seats. They’re going to hold it in the basement of the B.C.
I would like to say it pains me very much not to be able to go more regularly, but is surely not due to lack of desire on my part. As we grow older, it seems to be more of an effort, particularly in the cold weather.
If you decide to come down to our campground, perhaps I could go with you for the first time you go, sit with you an introduce you to all the older folks. We will be sure to have a seat up in the front where you can be seen by everyone.
Remember we are a friendly community.
(The campground owner)
Quite the random copy-paste.
Today I was reading the Bible in John 11:16. In the English versions I’m familiar with, the verse says that Thomas’s nickname is “Didymus”. However, today I was reading it in German and found that the nickname was “Zwilling”, which is the German word for “Twin”. I then looked and found other English translations that render the nickname as “Twin”. I immediately investigated and found that “Thomas” (an Aramaic name) and “Didymus” (a Greek name) both mean “Twin”.
According to my research, there is no explanation on whether he actually had a twin or if he looked close enough to someone else to be nicknamed “Twin” or if his parents named him “Twin” just for the fun of it (tradition says his real name may have been Jude, Judas, or Judah, but there’s no confirmation on that).
I’m not saying we should start calling him “Twin Thomas” because it sounds like “Twin Towers” and the names of “Apostle Thomas” or “Doubting Thomas” are sufficiently descriptive names, but I was mildly surprised in my brief research to find that there really hasn’t ever been a time when English speakers decided to capitalize upon the alliterative opportunity to call him “Twin Thomas” on a regular basis.
Hmm, that’s pretty interesting!…
So Skype just crashed and I can’t get it to reopen, in case anyone from that video call can see this.
We are so glad you were able to rejoin, even though none of us saw that message.
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