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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7620 on: March 14, 2013, 09:10:59 PM »
I have laughed at  that but now I'm parenting two children who have to eat everything cut up fine and in soup.  So I'm probably going to end up having the same conversation about carrots.
Someone told me that carrots scream when pulled out of the ground.  >:D


They must do it in a range (I typed rage...) far higher than our human ears can hear.   ::)
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7621 on: March 14, 2013, 10:27:12 PM »
I have laughed at  that but now I'm parenting two children who have to eat everything cut up fine and in soup.  So I'm probably going to end up having the same conversation about carrots.
Someone told me that carrots scream when pulled out of the ground.  >:D
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7622 on: March 14, 2013, 10:29:53 PM »
I have laughed at  that but now I'm parenting two children who have to eat everything cut up fine and in soup.  So I'm probably going to end up having the same conversation about carrots.
Someone told me that carrots scream when pulled out of the ground.  >:D
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7623 on: March 14, 2013, 10:36:21 PM »
I have laughed at  that but now I'm parenting two children who have to eat everything cut up fine and in soup.  So I'm probably going to end up having the same conversation about carrots.
Someone told me that carrots scream when pulled out of the ground.  >:D

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7624 on: March 15, 2013, 08:33:58 AM »
I have laughed at  that but now I'm parenting two children who have to eat everything cut up fine and in soup.  So I'm probably going to end up having the same conversation about carrots.
Someone told me that carrots scream when pulled out of the ground.  >:D

http://cheezburger.com/7075196160

Is it horrible that this comic makes me want to cry every time I read it?  Admittedly, I have a 5-month-old.

I found it totally hilarious, but when I had a small baby I probably would have burst into tears.  :)
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7625 on: March 15, 2013, 09:13:26 AM »
I have laughed at  that but now I'm parenting two children who have to eat everything cut up fine and in soup.  So I'm probably going to end up having the same conversation about carrots.
Someone told me that carrots scream when pulled out of the ground.  >:D

That's only the rare carrot/mandrake root hybrid.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7626 on: March 15, 2013, 10:52:04 AM »
Here's my brain hurt.  The Notre Dame Cathedral is in France.  So why is the nickname and mascot of Notre Dame University the "Fighting Irish"?

Notre Dame means Our Lady and is a reference to the Virgin Mary.  The Notre Dame in Paris and the University in Indiana are run by different catholic orders who use the same name. 


There are other Notre Dame colleges, universities and schools in the US which are all run by different catholic orders.  My cousin attends the University in Baltimore which is run by the Sisters of Notre Dame.

Okay, that makes sense.  I did know that Notre Dame meant Our Lady, I guess I just thought since they were using the French translation they were wanting to emulate the French.   

Learn something new! :)

It's pretty common in French-speaking countries to have a church or cathedral called "Notre-Dame de ::something::", just like in English-speaking countries Catholic churches are often called "Our Lady of the Mountain" (the church in my hometown) or something like that. Here in Montreal, the most important Catholic church is the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montreal. Notre Dame de Paris is simply the most famous Notre Dame Cathedral :).


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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7627 on: March 15, 2013, 12:16:47 PM »
I remembered one.  Years ago when I was at work I started feeling nauseous.  The nurse on site (it was an adult day care) asked me if I took any medications that could make me nauseous. I told her no, and that I've been taking one prescription for pretty much my whole life and it's never made me queasy as of yet and neither did my other meds that I took to stay focused. 

The manager said "Take the one that keeps you focused at night."
Me: Nah, won't work, it keeps me alert, so it would just keep me awake at night. Besides, it doesn't make me queasy.
Manager: No really, it will work, take it at night and by the time the effects wear off, you'll feel fine!
Me: Again, it would keep me awake when I'm supposed to be sleeping.
Manager: Well fine, don't take my advice!

Well, I didn't.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7628 on: March 15, 2013, 02:42:46 PM »
I have laughed at  that but now I'm parenting two children who have to eat everything cut up fine and in soup.  So I'm probably going to end up having the same conversation about carrots.
Someone told me that carrots scream when pulled out of the ground.  >:D

http://cheezburger.com/7075196160

Is it horrible that this comic makes me want to cry every time I read it?  Admittedly, I have a 5-month-old.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7629 on: March 15, 2013, 03:05:25 PM »
This only made my brain hurt a little bit.

Many years ago, when I was young and single, I had 2 small dogs.  I was in the habit of peeling carrots into the air so the dogs could catch the peelings, which they loved to eat.  I didn't give them carrots, but it was fun to peel carrots in the back yard and watch them jump in the air to catch the peelings.

I left the dogs with my father when I went on vacation.  He had them out in the garden with him while he weeded and tended to the vegetable garden.  Not knowing of their love for carrots, he jokingly pulled a carrot out of the ground and offered each of them a bite.  He was a bit surprised when they ate the carrot.  He was more surprised the next day when he found the carrot patch looking like a rototiller went through.

They stopped at the radishes.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7630 on: March 15, 2013, 03:55:51 PM »
This one's kind of sweet but kind of sad.

We're currently employing a group of ten backpackers in their early twenties and they came up from the paddock to wait for the bus. one came over and asked my SIL if she was BIL's wife and excitedly reported to th rest that she was. She must have looked puzzled because they went on to explain.

Everyone had been talking and BIL mentioned that he had been married nearly thrity years. The backpackers were all surprised and said something like "It was hard but you made it?" and BIL corrected them. "No, it was fun." They were all quite amazed as they had never known any man who had been married that long who said he enjoyed it. Apparently they all make 'ball and chain' type jokes.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7631 on: March 15, 2013, 04:24:02 PM »
This one's kind of sweet but kind of sad.

We're currently employing a group of ten backpackers in their early twenties and they came up from the paddock to wait for the bus. one came over and asked my SIL if she was BIL's wife and excitedly reported to th rest that she was. She must have looked puzzled because they went on to explain.

Everyone had been talking and BIL mentioned that he had been married nearly thrity years. The backpackers were all surprised and said something like "It was hard but you made it?" and BIL corrected them. "No, it was fun." They were all quite amazed as they had never known any man who had been married that long who said he enjoyed it. Apparently they all make 'ball and chain' type jokes.

DH and I had gone out with a few of his coworkers. This one particular guy, who I'd never met and DH had never socialized with, came along. I'll call him Jerk. He was married but his wife stayed home and he spent most of the time at the bar flirting with someone. It was explained that he's a big cheater.

Anyway, DH and I sat at the table with everyone else, joking and chatting. The next day at work someone who hadn't been there approached DH and said "You have a girlfriend?" DH was confused and said "No, I have a wife, you know that." This guy says "That's what I thought but Jerk said he went out with you last night and met your girlfriend." DH straightened that out and then shortly thereafter ran into Jerk and said "Stop telling people you went out with me and my girlfriend. That was my wife!" Jerk said "That was your wife? I knew you were married but I just assumed the lady you were with was your girlfriend. You were way too nice to her for that to be your wife!"

And yes, he's very divorced now (apparently it was pretty ugly, go figure).

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7632 on: March 15, 2013, 04:39:47 PM »
And yes, he's very divorced now (apparently it was pretty ugly, go figure).
I'm shocked! How could she let a prize like him get away? >:D
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7633 on: March 15, 2013, 04:55:08 PM »
Yeah, color me shocked she'd want to leave a guy like that!!  ;) >:D
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7634 on: March 15, 2013, 05:08:45 PM »
This only made my brain hurt a little bit.

Many years ago, when I was young and single, I had 2 small dogs.  I was in the habit of peeling carrots into the air so the dogs could catch the peelings, which they loved to eat.  I didn't give them carrots, but it was fun to peel carrots in the back yard and watch them jump in the air to catch the peelings.

I left the dogs with my father when I went on vacation.  He had them out in the garden with him while he weeded and tended to the vegetable garden.  Not knowing of their love for carrots, he jokingly pulled a carrot out of the ground and offered each of them a bite.  He was a bit surprised when they ate the carrot.  He was more surprised the next day when he found the carrot patch looking like a rototiller went through.

They stopped at the radishes.


The bolded area made me laugh.  That is what my MIL calls Rottweilers - Rototiller dogs.

(She either can't remember or can't pronounce Rottweiler)
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