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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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I’m grabbin’ the 0s this morning…but will consider relinquishing ’em to RabBeet if she shows up. 😉

Mrs. Sven --

Adding my voice to last night’s Greek chorus, I hope you’ll deign to stop in more often, too.

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A farcical aquatic ceremony might not be any worse than the pawthetic joke our present system has become:

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa!

I have an online interview for an online teaching position this morning. I’m supposed to give a 10 minute lesson using software that I downloaded on Saturday (anticipating that I’d get an interview) and that the publisher offers minimal online help for. The interviewers will be the class I’m teaching to, but I have no idea how strict they will be on the 10 minutes, how many questions they will ask (or type) during the lesson, or even what happens after the lesson is over. Meanwhile, I have to wait for them to send me a link to login to the “session” before I can upload my content, make changes to the arrangement of the various screens and panels, drawing tools, etc. When they’ll send that link is anybody’s guess. So I’ll just sit here and wait.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

Thanks, Mac!

X_LA_Native
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5 years ago

Good luck, Paddy!
This is what you do -- and there are damn few who a) love it; and ii) are good at it. And that’s you.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago
Reply to  X_LA_Native

Thanks, TeX. I’m one of those people who show up an hour early if I’m giving a presentation to check out the room, make sure the tech works, figure out how I can move through the space, etc.

X_LA_Native
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5 years ago

In re: Fatwa’s pic … I thought Monty Python called her “a watery tart” or somesuch.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, Mac, Paddy and TeX!

Paddy --

Bonne chance…and what TeX said!!

TeX --

Peasant Woman: Well, how’d you become king, then?

[Angelic music plays… ]

King Arthur: The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite, held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. That is why I am your king.

Dennis the Peasant: Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

Arthur: Be quiet!

Dennis the Peasant: You can’t expect to wield supreme power just ’cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!

Arthur: Shut up

Dennis the Peasant: I mean, if I went around saying I was an emperor just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, they’d put me away!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hahahahahahahaaaaa…

Hamas claims it built a tank!

Yup…they built a tank, alright. With a fiberglass body mounted on an SUV; photo showing the tires sticking out the bottom at teh link.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Just finished the interview -- a little over an hour long. I think it went well. Like a phone interview, it was a little hard to tell if I was getting my points across since I couldn’t read body language or facial expressions.

TehMermaid
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TehMermaid
5 years ago

weekenz

TehMermaid
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TehMermaid
5 years ago

Hamas tank!
Verrrwy Scarewy!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hi, Cali!

Paddy --

Delighted you think teh interview went well; did they say when they’d get back to you?

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

If they like me, I’ll be part of a hiring pool. If any openings come up this school year, they’ll make an offer to the best candidate in the pool. IOW, they may or may not get back to me. If nothing opens up this school year, I have to re-apply for next year.

X_LA_Native
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5 years ago

Yeah … figures I’d remember the one between “strange women” and “moistened bint”.

::shrugs::

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago
Reply to  X_LA_Native

Well, at least you didn’t remember it as “strange moistened bint”. NTTAWWT

X_LA_Native
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5 years ago

*Just* barely.
That part probably was overwritten while I was remembering the lyrics (an no Googling, neither!) to “The Philosopher’s Song” and Denis Leary’s “A$$hole” song(s).

Well, we all know I’m odd …

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago
Reply to  X_LA_Native

That’s what makes you part of the family!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Paddy --

Thinkin’ good thoughts on your behalf.

TeX --

What Paddy said.

Meanwhile, I’ll try to hold up my part providing the boring, humdrum, banal tedium ’cause someone’s got to do it. 🙂

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Oh…just saw that this is Day 1001 of the IRS scandal.

Grrrrr….

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

There was an IRS scandal? You’d think that would be all over the news!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Just heard that Maurice White from Earth Wind & Fire is an ex-funkster; dayum.

Arguably my favorite song from their catalog:

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

Great news, Paddy! Here’s hoping it all works out.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

I saw this Wil Wheaton post over on AoS where Wil says: “I’m going to acknowledge my privilege right now, before I get into this. Because I’m a middle-aged white dude, I don’t have the same experience in life tha… well, pretty much everyone else who isn’t has. I know that the world is set up to make life for people like me as easy as possible (Scalzi’s “lowest difficulty” setting), and even though I try to see from outside of my own limited perspective, I don’t always succeed.”

After laughing my ass off, my only comment is WTF.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

I would add, “Shut up, Wesley!”

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Addendum(b): Someone once remarked that Wesley Crusher was the Jar Jar Binks of the Star Trek universe.