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Diane AKA Traska

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6450 on: January 15, 2013, 08:38:11 AM »
Before the Miss America pageant there was an interesting Pre-show about the preparations and training for the contestants.  One segment concerned training for the Q&A.

That was when the brain hurt came.

'What are your views on euthanasia?'

'That's a vaccine, right?'
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Against death?

Against life.

Good point.  No-one wants to come down with a nasty case of life.

Life has a 100% mortality rate, we're all carriers, and everyone has it.  Obviously, this silent killer needs to be stopped.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6451 on: January 15, 2013, 10:39:49 AM »
Before the Miss America pageant there was an interesting Pre-show about the preparations and training for the contestants.  One segment concerned training for the Q&A.

That was when the brain hurt came.

'What are your views on euthanasia?'

'That's a vaccine, right?'
 :o

Against death?

Against life.

Good point.  No-one wants to come down with a nasty case of life.

Life has a 100% mortality rate, we're all carriers, and everyone has it.  Obviously, this silent killer needs to be stopped.

Ouch, my lungs.  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6452 on: January 15, 2013, 11:04:58 AM »
Quote
t was the tone of her voice, it's not easy to describe but that made all the difference.

I get it.  I used to know a woman who was the mother of a friend of mine.  I ran into her after not having seen her since I was a kid, and she asked what I was up to.  I told her that I was attending university; her response was to wave her hand impatiently and say "Of course you are; everyone goes to university."  Um ... no, they don't.  Some people can't afford it, some people don't qualify, some people choose not to.

Then,  I added that I was working at a dinner theatre.  (This was a part-time job to bring in some tuition money.  I worked in the box office taking reservations.)  She said "Oh?  Doing what?  Cleaning bathrooms?"  What?!?  I'm not saying that being a cleaning lady is a terrible job that only the lowest of the low would take (I would NEVER say that), but her tone implied that that was all that I could aspire to in life.  I was extremely irked, and so was my mother when I told her.   :)

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6453 on: January 15, 2013, 12:07:03 PM »
Lol, I guess my brain is hurting as to why you were "all  ???  >:("

It's clear you don't like this woman, but that sounds like a sympathetic "don't give up", even if she phrased it oddly.

It was the tone of her voice, it's not easy to describe but that made all the difference. It was almost like she was implying that I wouldn't be worthy of actually getting a job I would like. I haven't spoken in ages with her but it struck me as odd and a bit mean, not what I was expecting.
I'm sorry that she has had all that happened to her, I only hear bywords of what is up with her everyonce in a while and I do think that she's pretty brave with all the things life's handed her on a plate. And I understand that people in her situation can become somewhat bitter - it's just that she's barely an acquaintance of mine now, so I wasn't expecting the slighting.

Good point. I can see tone making a huge difference.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6454 on: January 15, 2013, 10:48:18 PM »
Right... I'm guessing BF must be fairly busy.  I just tried asking him, a Star Trek nerd, this:

me:  What is Star Trek V called again?
 Sent at 7:40 PM on Tuesday
 Him:  in?
 me:  Um... the subtitle?
 Him:  nop idea
 me:  Star Trek V?
The Cowpath to Trona Pinnacles? <<note: we're local to the area, I was poking fun of the fact that if you're from around here, you'll notice a small road into the Center of the Universe>>
 Him:  maybe
 me:  Eh, I'll google it XD;
The Final Frontier =P;
 Him:  ok
 me:  ...The movie?
 Him:  Star Trek five then
 me:  Nevermind

 :o
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6455 on: January 15, 2013, 10:52:45 PM »
Right... I'm guessing BF must be fairly busy.  I just tried asking him, a Star Trek nerd, this:

me:  What is Star Trek V called again?
 Sent at 7:40 PM on Tuesday
 Him:  in?
 me:  Um... the subtitle?
 Him:  nop idea
 me:  Star Trek V?
The Cowpath to Trona Pinnacles? <<note: we're local to the area, I was poking fun of the fact that if you're from around here, you'll notice a small road into the Center of the Universe>>
 Him:  maybe
 me:  Eh, I'll google it XD;
The Final Frontier =P;
 Him:  ok
 me:  ...The movie?
 Him:  Star Trek five then
 me:  Nevermind

 :o

He must have been busy.  Star Trek V: Shatner's Ego Trip is seared into the minds of all who've seen it.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6456 on: January 16, 2013, 12:27:22 AM »
The Undiscovered Country?  I call it "The Worst One."

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6457 on: January 16, 2013, 12:47:36 AM »
The Undiscovered Country?  I call it "The Worst One."


That's the sixth and final installment of that series.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6458 on: January 16, 2013, 06:19:06 AM »
Undiscovered Country was actually pretty good.  The movies that followed were, by and large, junk (except First Contact, which was merely "meh".)

Of course, the absolute worst of the series is the latest one by JJ Abrahms (these are the voyages of the starship Apple Store)
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6459 on: January 16, 2013, 06:51:33 AM »
Nooooo - I really enjoyed the Abrams film! The beginning makes me cry each time I see it.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6460 on: January 16, 2013, 07:12:55 AM »

Of course, the absolute worst of the series is the latest one by JJ Abrahms (these are the voyages of the starship Apple Store)
You mean the USS Lens Flare?
(I love that movie to bits, but the lens flare on every reflective surface bugs me).


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Boss: But it has to match!
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6461 on: January 16, 2013, 07:44:46 AM »
Nooooo - I really enjoyed the Abrams film! The beginning makes me cry each time I see it.

Me too, but I suspect for different reasons.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6462 on: January 16, 2013, 08:29:51 AM »
Undiscovered Country was actually pretty good.  The movies that followed were, by and large, junk (except First Contact, which was merely "meh".)

Of course, the absolute worst of the series is the latest one by JJ Abrahms (these are the voyages of the starship Apple Store)

Thanks for making my new computer screen order a "rush" from IT today.   ;D
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6463 on: January 16, 2013, 09:12:26 AM »
Undiscovered Country was actually pretty good.  The movies that followed were, by and large, junk (except First Contact, which was merely "meh".)

Of course, the absolute worst of the series is the latest one by JJ Abrahms (these are the voyages of the starship Apple Store)

Thanks for making my new computer screen order a "rush" from IT today.   ;D

I wish I could claim that one.  SFDebris has corrupted me that badly.  :)
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6464 on: January 16, 2013, 09:16:45 AM »
I may be low brow, but I love all the ST:TNG and the ST movies. My favorite is Insurrection.

The minute I came in to the office today, I was informed about the helicopter crash in London. I am very sorry that it happened, but I work in Florida, and have no friends or relatives in London proper. It made my brain hurt.