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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Tuesday salutations from Happy Larryville, GN!

Cyborg raccoons? What will Skynet think of next?

I got nuthin’ else; buh.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

Good morning, Fatwa,

Now that’s another funny thread pic…and all too true.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago

Good morning, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa and Sven!

Only five more hours of training left! Whoo-hooo!

Today, in lab, we’re going to attempt to determine the calorie content of Cheetos® by burning them and capturing the heat. Hopefully we won’t set off the smoke detectors in the process. Smoke detectors in a chemistry lab? What moron spec’d those out in the building plans? The California Architectural Guidelines for school construction clearly call for heat detectors in labs. I’ve once again mentioned it to my administration (while sitting at the table with them during five hours of training last night) and we’ll see if they can find the funds to make the switch.

Y’all have a great day!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hey, Sven and Paddy!

The California Architectural Guidelines for school construction clearly call for heat detectors in labs.

Hell, Paddy, there’s your problem; they’re only “guidelines”; if they were mandated, I’m sure the multiple levels of unionized bureaucracy accompanying the mandate would do a better job. Plus, the mandate would also clearly specify what constitutes a “school lab” in delightfully self-contradictory, impossible-to-parse bureaucratese. 😉

X_LA_Native
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7 years ago

I just have one thing to say about the last four workdays:

Suffice it to say, Nearly Useless co-worker is really not fvcking helpful!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  X_LA_Native

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The only person I know well in the S.D. area is a recording engineer / radio writer / bluegrass musician; I don’t think leg-breaking is part of his skill set. But he has an interesting group of acquaintances; one of his golf buddies might -- how you say -- “know some guys”.

I’d be happy to make an inquiry; “just askin’ for a Gerbil friend, Jer.”

Sorry ’bout your Nearly Useless Cow-Worker causing you to get stressed-out. Can you put a photo of her/him on some targets? 😉

X_LA_Native
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7 years ago

Can you put a photo of her/him on some targets? 😉

You know, that was an idea when Teh Mangler™ first took over, but Mr. X nixed it. He worried about having photos of anyone used as targets -- and since he doesn’t exhibit paranoia often, I heeded it.

Mostly Useless just does. not. get. it. I haven’t experienced a mistake of this magnitude in my decade in the dept. Last I heard her attitude is, “I’m so over it,” but I gotta tell you, Teh Mangler™ and I are not. Come the day the data goes “live”, there’s going to be A LOT of emails and phone calls.

Mucho thanks to boss-boss who helped me figure out what I needed to do to even BEGIN to fix it.
I am Sofa King tired.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  X_LA_Native

What about a pic of her/him and Hitler on the same target; you could say you’re “saving” her/him from Der Fuhrer. Shooting at pics of Hitler’s not wrong, is it? If you accidentally hit the wrong part of the target, you can claim it’s due to windage. Or a poorly-adjusted laser. 😉

Hope you get some rest, TeX.