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« Reply #26820 on: June 01, 2017, 10:44:41 AM »
So it becomes the Butterfly effect. . .?
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« Reply #26821 on: June 01, 2017, 10:48:15 AM »
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« Reply #26822 on: June 01, 2017, 11:13:06 AM »
*obligatory covfefe meme*
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« Reply #26823 on: June 01, 2017, 11:55:23 AM »
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« Reply #26824 on: June 01, 2017, 12:21:57 PM »
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« Reply #26825 on: June 01, 2017, 12:22:54 PM »
All opinions expressed by myself are quite tragically my own, and not those of any other poster or wall hangings.

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« Reply #26826 on: June 01, 2017, 01:36:02 PM »
In America anyway it's usually called a mantilla. And altho her parents were reportedly Communists, the First Lady is a Slovene, which makes her ancestrally Roman Catholic.
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« Reply #26827 on: June 01, 2017, 01:36:51 PM »
In America anyway it's usually called a mantilla. And altho her parents were reportedly Communists, the First Lady is a Slovene, which makes her ancestrally Roman Catholic.


and clearly your ancestry was devoid of forms of humor, or humour if you prefer it that way....
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« Reply #26828 on: June 01, 2017, 01:41:12 PM »
In America anyway it's usually called a mantilla. And altho her parents were reportedly Communists, the First Lady is a Slovene, which makes her ancestrally Roman Catholic.


and clearly your ancestry was devoid of forms of humor, or humour if you prefer it that way....

That's fair. Germans have no sense of humor, and if my father's any indication, the Irish sense of humor is about on the level of a drunk special-needs child.
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« Reply #26829 on: June 01, 2017, 03:57:40 PM »
*obligatory covfefe meme*

I like to think that the "v" is silent and it's pronounced co-fef-fay. Sidekick of Pepe the frog perhaps? Of course only Mr. Trump and a small group of people know for sure!
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« Reply #26830 on: June 01, 2017, 06:13:02 PM »
The "vf" pronunciation is certainly a tricky one. I've been practicing all day in case I'm called to replace Sean Spicer.
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« Reply #26831 on: June 01, 2017, 06:17:01 PM »
Germans have no sense of humor

You haven't spent much time around actual Germans (as opposed to Americans with some German ancestry and a head full of stereotypes) have you?  In my experience, actual Germans -from Germany - are hilarious (though they favor bathroom humor a bit much for my tastes).
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« Reply #26832 on: June 01, 2017, 06:41:19 PM »
The "vf" pronunciation is certainly a tricky one. I've been practicing all day in case I'm called to replace Sean Spicer.


cov-fefe

not cov like cove....but cov like corn on the cov.....
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« Reply #26833 on: June 01, 2017, 07:13:35 PM »
Germans have no sense of humor

You haven't spent much time around actual Germans (as opposed to Americans with some German ancestry and a head full of stereotypes) have you?  In my experience, actual Germans -from Germany - are hilarious (though they favor bathroom humor a bit much for my tastes).

I agree. I have a German heritage and grew up in Low German -speaking communities. Yes, the more-obvious humor is scatalogical (among the Amish this is never translated into English, tho) -- but there's just a chance you may be missing the less-obvious humor, as it tends to be subtle.
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« Reply #26834 on: June 01, 2017, 07:30:13 PM »
Germans have no sense of humor

You haven't spent much time around actual Germans (as opposed to Americans with some German ancestry and a head full of stereotypes) have you?  In my experience, actual Germans -from Germany - are hilarious (though they favor bathroom humor a bit much for my tastes).

I agree. I have a German heritage and grew up in Low German -speaking communities. Yes, the more-obvious humor is scatalogical (among the Amish this is never translated into English, tho) -- but there's just a chance you may be missing the less-obvious humor, as it tends to be subtle.

The Germans I'm familiar with are from the Rheinland-Pfalz, so they're also speaking a dialect Northerners would term "Low German".  In fact, it's very close to the German spoken by the Amish because I think many of you guys immigrated from that part of Germany.  Once, when I was young, I was at a pool in PA with some of my Pfalzisch friends, and some Amish or Mennonite people (not sure which) were talking, and my Pfalzich friends said "They talk like us!"  Even down to their peculiar name for a pig (definitely not Schwein, but if you speak the dialect, you know the term I mean!).  But yeah, I think I get most of the more subtle humor, but they still make a lot of poop jokes!  ;D
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« Reply #26835 on: June 01, 2017, 07:47:32 PM »
Germans have no sense of humor

You haven't spent much time around actual Germans (as opposed to Americans with some German ancestry and a head full of stereotypes) have you?  In my experience, actual Germans -from Germany - are hilarious (though they favor bathroom humor a bit much for my tastes).

I agree. I have a German heritage and grew up in Low German -speaking communities. Yes, the more-obvious humor is scatalogical (among the Amish this is never translated into English, tho) -- but there's just a chance you may be missing the less-obvious humor, as it tends to be subtle.

The Germans I'm familiar with are from the Rheinland-Pfalz, so they're also speaking a dialect Northerners would term "Low German".  In fact, it's very close to the German spoken by the Amish because I think many of you guys immigrated from that part of Germany.  Once, when I was young, I was at a pool in PA with some of my Pfalzisch friends, and some Amish or Mennonite people (not sure which) were talking, and my Pfalzich friends said "They talk like us!"  Even down to their peculiar name for a pig (definitely not Schwein, but if you speak the dialect, you know the term I mean!).  But yeah, I think I get most of the more subtle humor, but they still make a lot of poop jokes!  ;D

All I can say is you certainly don't get my humor. But you're not missing out on much.

Amish are from all over Germany and Switzerland -- they migrated in waves throughout the 1800s, altho some came in earlier centuries too -- but the bulk passed thru the Palatinate where they spent a few generations improving the farmland there after war had ravaged it (they were banned to there by the authorities, is the story). Some also passed thru other countries on their way here. If you know some of the Old Believers' stories, you get the general idea. But, yes, it's thought that their dialect "gelled" in the Palatinate and has remained rooted in that idiom ever since. Not to say it hasn't changed internally in its own way and at this point it even shares grammar rules with English (and plenty of vocabulary) ...
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #26836 on: June 01, 2017, 11:43:15 PM »
What happens when you win the lottery?  It's more than just increased taxes:

https://youtu.be/E-G1uXNeFLs
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« Reply #26837 on: June 02, 2017, 12:15:21 AM »
What happens when you win the lottery?  It's more than just increased taxes:

https://youtu.be/E-G1uXNeFLs

I've heard stories of people saying that winning the lottery was one of the worst things that happened to them, but hearing details (esp. murder) was pretty depressing.
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« Reply #26838 on: June 02, 2017, 12:16:30 AM »
Make one think!
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« Reply #26839 on: June 02, 2017, 09:38:18 AM »
All I can say is you certainly don't get my humor.

Not getting and not finding funny are two different things.

But you're not missing out on much.

Agreed.

Amish are from all over Germany and Switzerland -- they migrated in waves throughout the 1800s, altho some came in earlier centuries too -- but the bulk passed thru the Palatinate where they spent a few generations improving the farmland there after war had ravaged it (they were banned to there by the authorities, is the story). Some also passed thru other countries on their way here. If you know some of the Old Believers' stories, you get the general idea. But, yes, it's thought that their dialect "gelled" in the Palatinate and has remained rooted in that idiom ever since. Not to say it hasn't changed internally in its own way and at this point it even shares grammar rules with English (and plenty of vocabulary) ...

Interesting.  Thanks.  Pfalzich German with English grammar rules sounds fascinating.  Maybe one day I'll delve more deeply into this.
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« Reply #26840 on: June 02, 2017, 11:05:49 PM »
What happens when you win the lottery?  It's more than just increased taxes:

https://youtu.be/E-G1uXNeFLs

I actually was scared, the one time the powerball was at 900 Million. What if you were the only winner? How would you keep it a secret? All of this has informed my current Powerball playings.
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« Reply #26841 on: June 04, 2017, 01:33:11 AM »
Besides, there's a silver lining.  Your shameless hypocrisy prompted Rohzek to craft the greatest avatar these boards have ever seen.


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« Reply #26842 on: June 04, 2017, 11:01:27 AM »
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« Reply #26843 on: June 04, 2017, 04:25:48 PM »
Besides, there's a silver lining.  Your shameless hypocrisy prompted Rohzek to craft the greatest avatar these boards have ever seen.


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« Reply #26844 on: June 04, 2017, 08:41:21 PM »
Your avatar made me lol, nothing  :laugh:
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« Reply #26845 on: June 07, 2017, 01:47:01 PM »
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« Reply #26846 on: June 07, 2017, 02:02:08 PM »
... the Irish sense of humor...

It's a lot like Irish Catholicism.

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« Reply #26847 on: June 07, 2017, 04:53:22 PM »
They didn't remove the body from the last suicide in my campus yet (it's a tall public building) and we're still having class. This time it was a student with her backpack on. Lord, have mercy! This city is inhuman.
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« Reply #26848 on: June 07, 2017, 04:57:47 PM »
Lord, have mercy on your people and raise up shepherds for your flock.
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« Reply #26849 on: June 07, 2017, 06:41:57 PM »
They didn't remove the body from the last suicide in my campus yet (it's a tall public building) and we're still having class. This time it was a student with her backpack on. Lord, have mercy! This city is inhuman.

Wow.  Lord have mercy on this poor girl.  Are you saying people jump from this tall building with some regularity?
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« Reply #26850 on: June 07, 2017, 07:15:31 PM »
They didn't remove the body from the last suicide in my campus yet (it's a tall public building) and we're still having class. This time it was a student with her backpack on. Lord, have mercy! This city is inhuman.
Dude, you seem like a genuine person, is there any path to you getting out of there?
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« Reply #26851 on: June 07, 2017, 08:17:36 PM »
Wow.  Lord have mercy on this poor girl.  Are you saying people jump from this tall building with some regularity?
Yeah, it was more usual before (to the point that "I study in UERJ" would alwaysbe answered as "just don't kill yourself", jokingly or not), now they put safety nets and locked windows everywhere, but there are still blind spots.

Dude, you seem like a genuine person, is there any path to you getting out of there?
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« Reply #26852 on: June 07, 2017, 08:39:13 PM »
They didn't remove the body from the last suicide in my campus yet (it's a tall public building) and we're still having class. This time it was a student with her backpack on. Lord, have mercy! This city is inhuman.
Dude, you seem like a genuine person, is there any path to you getting out of there?

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« Reply #26853 on: June 07, 2017, 08:41:28 PM »
Wow.  Lord have mercy on this poor girl.  Are you saying people jump from this tall building with some regularity?
Yeah, it was more usual before (to the point that "I study in UERJ" would alwaysbe answered as "just don't kill yourself", jokingly or not), now they put safety nets and locked windows everywhere, but there are still blind spots.

= Rio de Janeiro State University

Why is this college so high in suicides that they have a joke about it?

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the site of the main campus is still a public health concern, as it is a preferred site for suicides. Due to ease of public access, lack of vigilance and tall buildings with wide windows and interconnected by free ramps, many suicides choose the facilities to jump off. Nevertheless, the dean offices treat the subject as taboo and do not publish statistics of such cases, allegedly to avoid further attempts.
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Launched in late March, the book Why Do Police Kill Themselves?, by the Rio de Janeiro State University’s (UERJ) Suicide and Prevention Study and Research Group (Gepesp) in partnership with the Rio Military Police, notes that in 2009 Rio de Janeiro Military Police officers were 6.6 times more likely to commit suicide than the state population on average.
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Conducted through a partnership between five psychologists from the Military Police and UERJ researchers from different areas, the study states that 10% of 224 Military Police officers interviewed for the study attempted suicide, and 22% thought about doing so.
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R. São Francisco Xavier, 524 - Maracanã
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, RJ 20550-900
College & University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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2º Congresso de Suicidologia

de 28/6 a 30/6 · Belo Horizonte, MG

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The ocean, impassable by men, and the world beyond it are directed by the same ordinances of the Master. ~ I Clement 20

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« Reply #26854 on: June 07, 2017, 08:44:56 PM »
What would we do without Rakovsky? Not only is he able to tease from Google information about Brazil, a country which none of us OC.netters have any access to or experience with, but he's able in the same nimble sweep of internet research to inform us of the darker private lives of military policemen.
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« Reply #26855 on: June 07, 2017, 09:09:56 PM »
Reads like a sob story.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #26856 on: June 07, 2017, 09:10:28 PM »
not none
All opinions expressed by myself are quite tragically my own, and not those of any other poster or wall hangings.

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« Reply #26857 on: June 07, 2017, 09:39:22 PM »
Wow.  Lord have mercy on this poor girl.  Are you saying people jump from this tall building with some regularity?
Yeah, it was more usual before (to the point that "I study in UERJ" would alwaysbe answered as "just don't kill yourself", jokingly or not), now they put safety nets and locked windows everywhere, but there are still blind spots.

= Rio de Janeiro State University

Why is this college so high in suicides that they have a joke about it?
Probably because it's a tall public building, but they're occasionally students themselves committing suicide. Also, I personally think it's cursed (non-ironically), this place has a very weird story before it became the University.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #26858 on: June 07, 2017, 09:41:58 PM »
this place has a very weird story before it became the University.
Feel free to share.
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« Reply #26859 on: June 07, 2017, 09:51:59 PM »
this place has a very weird story before it became the University.
Feel free to share.
Rumouredly ancient tribal site, then mental asylum, then vertical slum with a lot of fires and gang feuds (Favela do Esqueleto), then the inhabitants were forcefully removed by a death squad (Scuderie Le Cocq), then they built the university.
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« Reply #26860 on: June 08, 2017, 08:07:24 AM »
not none

You actually spent a considerable deal of time there as a missionary, right?

this place has a very weird story before it became the University.
Feel free to share.
Rumouredly ancient tribal site, then mental asylum, then vertical slum with a lot of fires and gang feuds (Favela do Esqueleto), then the inhabitants were forcefully removed by a death squad (Scuderie Le Cocq), then they built the university.

Wow.  God have mercy.  You'll be in my prayers, as will the students of the university and the nation in general.  :)
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« Reply #26861 on: June 08, 2017, 09:16:57 AM »
My mother works at the university, I just came to her office and at some point one of her co-workers asked the other jokingly: "dude, where's my salary?", to which he answered: "I don't know, did you find mine?", and everybody laughed. At least we never lose our sense of humour...  ;D


My family is fine though, thank God we were prepared for this kind of thing and my father works in a private job.  :angel:
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« Reply #26862 on: June 10, 2017, 12:49:30 AM »
Now there's a gay reaction on Facebook. The original intention was to raise "awareness", but in my surroundings it seems it backfired as people are gay-reacting each other's serious status and profile pics, thereby associating LGBTQ to practical jokes.
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« Reply #26863 on: June 10, 2017, 12:53:30 AM »
Now there's a gay reaction on Facebook. The original intention was to raise "awareness", but in my surroundings it seems it backfired as people are gay-reacting each other's serious status and profile pics, thereby associating LGBTQ to practical jokes.

How could anyone ever have predicted that would happen?
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« Reply #26864 on: June 10, 2017, 12:59:01 AM »
Now there's a gay reaction on Facebook. The original intention was to raise "awareness", but in my surroundings it seems it backfired as people are gay-reacting each other's serious status and profile pics, thereby associating LGBTQ to practical jokes.

How could anyone ever have predicted that would happen?
[voice=12yro]hah! predictions are so gay![/voice]
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