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gang green
07-20-2010, 11:50 AM
As I sit at my desk, day after day, people are always asking me, "what's up?" I am ashamed to admit that I don't know.

Can anyone help me? Do you know what's up?

DragonAsh
07-20-2010, 11:58 AM
Not much.

Occasionally nothing much.

If you're in Minnesota, the correct reply is to mumble something back and mention how hot it is, to which the other person must correctly respond in code, that it's not the heat it's the humidity.

Mooch
07-20-2010, 12:07 PM
Look down and say "not me".

Or, if you don't want to get fired you can respond with "what's happening". That puts the anus on them!

Markxxx
07-20-2010, 12:11 PM
Point to a map and show them Svalbard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svalbard). Then say, compared to where we are now Svalbard is UP on the map. That is unless you are at the North Pole.

Then you can tell them how a lot of people can live in Svalbard. That's right, for example if you're an American and you can find a job there, you can go and live there.

Then you can suggest that instead of bothering you with inane questions they can move to Svalbard

...Life is not hard in Svalbard...Forget all your cares...And dance with the polar bears...

Mooch
07-20-2010, 12:13 PM
Onus, dammit.

Ellen Cherry
07-20-2010, 12:23 PM
Moving thread from IMHO to MPSIMS.

Ellen

DragonAsh
07-20-2010, 12:25 PM
Onus, dammit.Well, your original quote does have a much more interesting mental image attached to it...

Wile E
07-20-2010, 12:36 PM
The sky.
The national debt.
The temperature.

Take your pick, any are bound to bring on a delightful conversation.*


*No, not really.

Asimovian
07-20-2010, 12:39 PM
"Pixar film. Well done. You ought to check it out!"

Chicken Fingers
07-20-2010, 12:48 PM
You can always answer the question with a question.
"What's the word?"

Bam Boo Gut
07-20-2010, 12:52 PM
You can always answer the question with a question.
"What's the word?"

The word is up. Sigh.

Machine Elf
07-20-2010, 01:03 PM
Onus, dammit.

I think it was better with anus.

Or, if you don't want to get fired you can respond with "what's happening". That puts the anus on them!

:D

gang green
07-20-2010, 01:12 PM
I would rather not put my anus on anyone here. It smacks of a closeness I don't wish to encourage.

Cat Whisperer
07-20-2010, 01:36 PM
Nothing much, my man.

You need a little panache.

ETA: But watch where you put the anus.

Mooch
07-20-2010, 02:40 PM
...
ETA: But watch where you put the anus.

Real funny, coming from a cat. Cats put their anuses on EVERYTHING.

blondebear
07-20-2010, 02:51 PM
Cats up, that's what.

KneadToKnow
07-20-2010, 02:54 PM
This thread makes me think of my favorite line from L.A. Confidential:

"How's it hangin'?"
"Down around my ankles."

Of course, the second line is spoken by Danny DeVito, so it may not say much.

Rigamarole
07-20-2010, 02:56 PM
You can always answer the question with a question.
"What's the word?"

The word is up. Sigh.

I was under the impression that the bird is the word.

M.Constant
07-20-2010, 03:11 PM
The negative gradient of gravity

Mooch
07-20-2010, 03:13 PM
Mass awareness of a certain avian variety.

pericynthion
07-20-2010, 03:56 PM
The direction of greatest increasing slope in gravitational potential energy.

Dallas Jones
07-20-2010, 04:15 PM
What's up?

Too wordy, and outdated.

Should just be "sup!?"

Cat Whisperer
07-20-2010, 04:56 PM
Real funny, coming from a cat. Cats put their anuses on EVERYTHING.
"This is my butt. Would you like a closer look at my butt? Here it is!"

Chronos
07-20-2010, 05:04 PM
The unit vector antiparallel to the local apparent gravitational field.

Or, if I'm not in that kind of mood, "That way" and point.

For some reason, nobody ever asks me "What's up?" any more.

Wile E
07-20-2010, 05:23 PM
"This is my butt. Would you like a closer look at my butt? Here it is!"

I had enough cat butt today, thankyouverymuch, bit I should post about that in the shaved cat thread.

KRC
07-20-2010, 06:33 PM
The answer would depend on where you are relative to the questioner. One of my coworkers stood on a table to put a poster on the wall and when the boss came in and asked her "What's up?" she said "I am."

Chefguy
07-20-2010, 06:59 PM
In space, 'up' is irrelevant. In space.

Cat Whisperer
07-20-2010, 07:12 PM
"Do you mean from the perspective of someone on earth?"

"The earth is a globe; nothing is really "up," per se."

Chefguy
07-20-2010, 08:26 PM
"Do you mean from the perspective of someone on earth?"

"The earth is a globe; nothing is really "up," per se."

Because it's in. . .space. I am unaware of the frequency.

BrotherCadfael
07-20-2010, 09:18 PM
When someone asks me "What's the good word?", I always reply, "icthyophagus".

Yumblie
07-21-2010, 02:21 AM
No, Who's up.