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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Happy Caturday, GN!

Happy Birfday 3/7, Harper!

Paddy --

Teh SCAQMD seems to largely be a gummint jobs program for drama ‘tards. More than once, I’ve personally witnessed “inspectors” taking samples of mastic or other common roofing materials to test for asbestos and they really milk the theatrics:

“Everyone needs to step back because this might be ‘hot’!”

That was in regard to mastic (aka roof cement, Henry’s, etc.), which still legally contains asbestos…but it’s non-friable (meaning it can’t be crumbled / reduced to a powder) and as such is not dangerous in the slightest.

The inspector was comically wearing an expensive respirator and heavy duty rubber gloves similar to the ones linemen use working on high-tension lines.

Because oooooooh…it might be “hot”; someone could have snuck ebola Zaire or strontium 90 into the 5-gallon mastic bucket.

Jeebus.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

Good morning, Fatwa

And good morning GN and happy 3/7 Miss Harper!

I think it’s official out here; it will never rain again in SoCal. The Santa Anas return next week and temps are suppose to get close to 90.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago

Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Teh Younger made it back to school without any drama and is spending the next couple of days learning to sail as part of his search and rescue training.

Happy birthday, three of 7, Plaguie!

At this point, most of the SCAQMD exists just to further its own existence, promulgating rules that provide ever smaller results at ever higher costs.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

As long as it’s for the children, Paddy.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago
Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

I’m watching this Judas Priest concert DVD: Epitaph. It’s awful. This whole footage editing thing of changing the shot every 3 seconds is driving me bonkers. Hate it hate it hate it.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

Did I learn anything at work this past week? Why, yes, I did. I learned that bosses that say they have an “open door” policy and want to hear the “truth” about what is going on, really don’t mean it. I also learned that when they say “if anyone has any questions, speak up” they also don’t really mean that either.

Another thing that I learned is that “get with the program or get out” is apparently a proper and thoughtful managerial response to employee-expressed legitimate concerns.

It’s been an eye-opening week for little Sven. Heh, not really. None of this is exactly news to me, but I still surprise myself at times when I take people at their word.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Well, Sven, at least it was a learning week.

Maybe when the economy gets better and California gets some rain, a better job will open up.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

Ok, now that’s funny, Paddy!

Yeah, I plan on hanging on there as long as I can, learn what I can, do the best job possible while there, and then see what’s available. Hopefully for at least 6 more months.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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This whole footage editing thing of changing the shot every 3 seconds is driving me bonkers.

I largely blame MTV / early music videos for that carp; I hate it, too. Especially for musical performances, bit I also loathe it in films and on TV. (I bet it really sucks in 3-D movies.)

Well, Sven, at least it was a learning week.

Sad “heh”.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

Sadly, it’s quite good musically--I don’t know if there is a way to convert a DVD to a CD.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Here ya go, Sven. 😉

(There’re a lot of free apps; you’ll have to figure out which one’s best for you, though.)