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Re: Fix your job

Postby Shapley » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:57 am

I learned a long time ago that only in programming does the equation x=x+1 make any sense.

I decided I wanted no part of it.
Quod scripsi, scripsi.
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Re: Fix your job

Postby dai bread » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:11 pm

Ah, Schlidenruler German! Wonderful stuff. I've seen it in all sorts of places, though not for some time. It's probably politically incorrect.

Pseudolatin is good too. “Ores Tabit Fortis Arare Placeto Restat”
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Re: Fix your job

Postby jamiebk » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:22 pm

Faux German and Faux French Faux Latin... Here is a brilliant video that was done way back in 1972 by an Italian artist Adriano Celantano. He created this piece to simulate what English sounded like to Italian people. I've listened to the whole thing many times...you'd swear that they were saying something....but you just don't know what. It sure sounds like American English to me but it's just gibberish! Just brilliant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcUi6UEQh00

The tune is really catchy. I guarantee that you'll listen a couple of times and the choreography is great! Quite a production for its time. If anyone speaks Italian, I'd love to know what the girl asked at the start of the video.
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Re: Fix your job

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:33 am

For no particular reason that I can identify, we are making chicken noises today. (I do a fantastic setting hen...)

It's a good thing the children and grandchildren don't know that we're kids, too. They'd be disappointed.
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Re: Fix your job

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Thu May 05, 2011 12:44 pm

I just got an attagirl! It's signed by the Secretary of the Navy - in actual ink! - and they put it in a frame. For 40 years service, and gave me the 40 year service pin, too.
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Re: Fix your job

Postby Shapley » Thu May 05, 2011 12:50 pm

Congratulations!
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Re: Fix your job

Postby dai bread » Thu May 05, 2011 6:49 pm

Well done, Selma!
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Re: Fix your job

Postby BigJon » Thu May 05, 2011 11:13 pm

You didn't let anyone pin that on you, did you?
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Re: Fix your job

Postby piqaboo » Fri May 06, 2011 3:01 pm

Yipee!!!!!
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Re: Fix your job

Postby jamiebk » Sat May 07, 2011 12:51 pm

Damn Selma....that's quite something! 40 years of service. This just doesn't happen much anymore with employement. "Kids" today change jobs like they change their underwear. Of course, the corporations have had a hand in that too with cutbacks, layoffs, relocations, downsizing, rightsizing and generally just treating people like furniture.

Anyway, didn't mean to turn this into a bitch session...I am happy for you and your accomplishment. You should be justifiably proud. WTG.
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Re: Fix your job

Postby Schmeelkie » Mon May 09, 2011 2:34 pm

Congrats Selma! You deserve a ton of adulation, I'm sure!

jamiebk wrote:Damn Selma....that's quite something! 40 years of service. This just doesn't happen much anymore with employement. "Kids" today change jobs like they change their underwear. Of course, the corporations have had a hand in that too with cutbacks, layoffs, relocations, downsizing, rightsizing and generally just treating people like furniture.

Among study coordinators/information analyst types around here, I'm getting to be an old-timer at my almost 7 years of service...We get a lot of folks just out of undergrad or masters programs who want reserach experience, then either pick up a masters while working, or after a few years leave for a masters/PhD program. Also getting to be that most of the staff I work with are 10+ years younger than me...may be why one of the faculty members I work with (who is likely only about 10 years older than me or so) considers me more of a colleague than staff. Nice to be appreciated like that. I also do have my PhD - that helps too... We're losing two staff members this summer to graduate programs and a post-doc to private practice. Fresh blood coming in all the time...
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Re: Fix your job

Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue May 10, 2011 6:16 am

Congratulations!!!!!!
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Re: Fix your job

Postby Giant Communist Robot » Tue May 10, 2011 3:34 pm

Yes, congratulations!
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Re: Fix your job

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Tue May 10, 2011 4:18 pm

Thenkyew, Thenkewverremuch. :toast:
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Re: Fix your job

Postby Schmeelkie » Fri May 13, 2011 9:15 am

Long ago I decided that Friday the 13th would be my lucky day. Haven't been at work more than an hour when officemate mentions her sister, who is graduating college this weekend, will be looking for an internship here. And, of course, I decided yesterday that we needed to see if we could get another 1-2 people for the summer...

Now I just need the thunderstorms to take a break when I pick up Bella and head to the grocery store...they haven't started yet, but supposedly coming this pm.
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Re: Fix your job

Postby Shapley » Tue May 24, 2011 10:11 am

If you get to thinking your job is tough, just remember, you could have this one:

http://www.4cyc.com/play-YIMigVo1pyA

Something tells me we won't see Mike Rowe doing this one on 'Dirty Jobs'...
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Re: Fix your job

Postby DavidS » Tue May 24, 2011 10:45 am

Shapley wrote:If you get to thinking your job is tough, just remember, you could have this one:

http://www.4cyc.com/play-YIMigVo1pyA

Something tells me we won't see Mike Rowe doing this one on 'Dirty Jobs'...


And whatever you do, don't try it at home.
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Re: Fix your job

Postby Giant Communist Robot » Tue May 24, 2011 1:05 pm

We may see it on I Shouldn't be Alive
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Re: Fix your job

Postby jamiebk » Tue May 24, 2011 5:48 pm

OK...now that guy is just freakin' crazy. He doesn't even look at half of them when he grabs them. :crazy:
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