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Old 05-21-2016, 09:55 PM
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As in you know people who just happen to be bartenders or after a few times of being at their bar you became friends to the point where you would get together outside the bar?

My experience is because of the nature of the bar business (working late at night and working weekends) they tend to only be friends with other bar workers.

Oh they can be right friendly alright but when you are at their bar they want to see you buying a drink.
Back in West Texas, my bartender ended up being my girlfriend for a while.
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Old 05-22-2016, 10:21 AM
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Most writers do not solve an average of two murders a month due to incompetent law enforcement officers. ("Murder She Wrote" ran for 264 episodes!)
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I always thought it was a good thing that Jessica Fletcher traveled so much. If she'd stayed home, Cabot Cove probably would have had a population of about eight.
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I always thought that she must have been a serial killer who was a genius at framing others. Wherever she was, at home or traveling, someone was murd ered.
The MAD Magazine parody of the show was titled,"Murder, She Hopes"
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Old 05-22-2016, 10:35 AM
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Part of my job responsibilities involve working with digital images of varying quality supplied by customers. Every once in a while, in an attempt to increase the size of the image while simultaneously increasing the DPI resolution of the images, I lean into my monitor and dramatically say, "Enhance."

It doesn't work very well.
It's "sudo enhance", actually.
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Old 05-22-2016, 02:04 PM
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I often see people in movies jumping straight through a glass panel/window as a means of desperate escape (and they're fine afterwards). Now, granted, I've never seen anyone attempt that in real life, but it seems like the kind of thing that wouldn't work. Does glass really break into billions of tiny, harmless pieces upon impact with a body?
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Old 05-22-2016, 02:04 PM
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It's "sudo enhance", actually.
It's actually "sudo -u God enhance".
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Old 05-22-2016, 02:57 PM
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I always thought it was a good thing that Jessica Fletcher traveled so much. If she'd stayed home, Cabot Cove probably would have had a population of about eight.
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I always thought that she must have been a serial killer who was a genius at framing others. Wherever she was, at home or traveling, someone was murd ered.
The most successful serial killer in history. Never caught, only suspected a couple of times. The only person possibly more clever was the psych professor that kept 6 other people in captivity for years on a small island, performing various forms of psychological torture on them.
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Old 05-22-2016, 03:27 PM
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{...} Does glass really break into billions of tiny, harmless pieces upon impact with a body?
Sometimes, toughened or tempered glass.

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Old 05-22-2016, 03:46 PM
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Sometimes, toughened or tempered glass.

CMC fnord!
It seems really obvious, yet I actually didn't know that. Ignorance fought.
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Old 05-22-2016, 04:01 PM
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Back in West Texas, my bartender ended up being my girlfriend for a while.
I married a bartender, but she wasn't my bartender.
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Old 05-22-2016, 06:54 PM
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Mentioning the jumping through glass thing, "The Americans" actually did it right last week. Someone was trying to escape and got tackled right as he reached a door with big glass panes. He fell through the door and got impaled on a huge chunk of glass, right through his midsection. He proceeded to bleed out in moments, while the captors stood looking on with an "oh shit" on their face. They wanted him alive.
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Old 05-23-2016, 09:04 AM
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The most successful serial killer in history. Never caught, only suspected a couple of times. The only person possibly more clever was the psych professor that kept 6 other people in captivity for years on a small island, performing various forms of psychological torture on them.
Just for clarification, your theory is that the psych professor was Gilligan, right?
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Old 05-28-2016, 02:51 PM
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Just for clarification, your theory is that the psych professor was Gilligan, right?
Usually. Sometimes though, you got to wonder about the Skipper.
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Old 05-28-2016, 11:58 PM
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Or maybe the Professor?
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Old 05-29-2016, 12:17 AM
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Nah, the professor was never the agent that kept them on the island.
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Old 05-29-2016, 03:40 PM
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I don't know if any of the castaways were "in on it", but I'm sure they were being kept there by the US military for unknown purposes. Consider: The Skipper says that the island is not on any Navy chart. But we know that the island was occupied by both United States (the cache of US weaponry found by a gorilla) and Japanese (the midget submarine pilot, the pit trap in "And Then There Were None") personnel during WW2. And then there's the numerous military-related incidents that happen:
  • An experimental robot washes up on shore
  • The island is targeted by a missile test
  • A prototype rocket pack washes up on shore
  • A WW2-era mine just happens to float into the lagoon
  • A crate of plastic explosive washes up on shore
  • A Mars probe "somehow" lands on the island instead of on Mars
  • A crate of radioactive seeds washes up on shore
  • A large radioactive(!) meteor "happens" to land intact on the island
  • A classified* military briefcase is found (*from WW1, but just the same)
  • The island is overflown three times by a Gemini mission
  • A Soviet capsule brings two cosmonauts to the island
  • A Soviet intelligence agent made into a double of Gilligan comes to the island

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Old 05-29-2016, 04:39 PM
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That is one interesting fan theory, it would explain better the motivations that the soviets had to spend that much to make a double of Gilligan, it turns out then that the double was really on a mission to find out what experiment the "dastardly" Americans were up to by keeping the castaways stranded; because there clearly was indeed more of an effort to keep them in the island than allow them to find their way out or to be discovered.

Kinda like when the Klingons thought that if the Federation wanted to keep something secret it was then something that the Klingons should obtain.
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