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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist

Happy Election Day 2015, GN!

Mac is correct: never trust a cat:

Just Sven
8 years ago

Never trust a cat. Ever. Under any circumstances.

Good morning, Fatwa.

8 years ago

Good morning, y’all!

I’m sitting here in a “Web Conference” learning our new phone system.
However, because our IT dept. has been “upgrading” our email system since July, I don’t have the program installed to view this training.
And we’re a “software” company.
Boo ya!

The trainer asked, “Well can’t you click {WTF she said here} …?” “Oh, it’d be pretty to think so, wouldn’t it?”
Stumped her cold.

Other than that, I ain’t got much. Mr. X came home after a half-day’s work yesterday shaking his head. Turns out the guy playing GC on the particular job he was at didn’t/doesn’t have a key for the property. So the family/client left for the day, and everybody couldn’t get back in after lunch.

And not only had Mr. X left his toolbelt AND cellphone in the house, so had the guy playing GC on the job!


Coffee anyone?

Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

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

Yes, TeX, I will take some coffee. Thank you very much!

“Imagine that on your computer screen is a button…now imagine that it actually works…”
Sad heh.

I got an email from our RE agent re my folks house. The tile around the bathtub is flexing when you push on it. We can either ignore it and hope a home inspection doesn’t catch it, ignore it, then risk losing a sale when the home inspection does catch it, or fix it. Of course fixing it starts a whole domino-like progression of events, the end result of which is gutting the bathroom. There really is no option, and I didn’t want to delay the decision and risk losing the workers to another project, so I texted the RE agent last night to git ‘er done! Mrs. Paddy and I figured if my brother disagreed, we’d just overrule him and take the financial hit. Fortunately, this morning I got an email from him saying he thinks it’s the best way to go and he’s okay with it if we are.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist

Hai, TeX!

“Oh, it’d be pretty to think so, wouldn’t it?”


And not only had Mr. X left his toolbelt AND cellphone in the house, so had the guy playing GC on the job!


Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist

Study Finds Controlled Washington, D.C. Wildfires Crucial For Restoring Healthy Political Environment

WASHINGTON—Calling the process essential to preventing overgrowth and promoting renewal, a study released Tuesday by researchers at American University found that regular, controlled Washington, D.C. wildfires are crucial to the restoration of a healthy political environment. “Periodic blazes that destroy sections of the Beltway region are a natural part of the political cycle and play a key role in maintaining democratic balance,” read the study in part, which explained that occasional wildfires of mild to moderate intensity are the most important and effective mechanism for clearing out old federal agencies so that new ones can take their place and flourish. “Although such fires are often considered a hazard, without them government would quickly become dense, overrun, and impenetrable, stifling political diversity and inhibiting the germination of new ideas. In fact, had the Great Washington Fire of 1964 not provided them with room to grow, the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development would never have been able to take root and thrive.” The study concluded that attempts to suppress the wildfires would likely only lead to the occurrence of far more powerful blazes in the future capable of causing significant, permanent damage to the government’s branches.

Much more fire, please.

Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

Obviously, fire-suppression systems in those buildings would be contraindicated as they would not permit the type of environmentally necessary blazes that the article is discussing. It should be clear to all that the accumulation of old, dead, bureaucratic wood is a safety hazard much greater than that of random fires of freedom.