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    Just call them bonus rooms

    Just call them bonus rooms
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    The story begins in nineteen-dickety-two. We had...

    The story begins in nineteen-dickety-two. We had to say dickety because the Kaiser had stolen our word "twenty". I chased that rascal to get it back, but gave up after dickety-six miles. Then I...
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    100%

    100%
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    Congratulations for purchases. First home? Sure....

    Congratulations for purchases. First home? Sure. First car? Maybe. Everything else, no.
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    It's doublespeak. That listing is for a peninsula...

    It's doublespeak. That listing is for a peninsula that has an "island" at the end. The main island isn't accessible by public transportation and there's no public dock, so in that respect it's...
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    "HOA Dues $3,605/month" Honestly, not a fan of...

    "HOA Dues $3,605/month"

    Honestly, not a fan of any of those close-in, smaller islands. There's always some weird power dynamic.
  7. Thread: Antiwork

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    That's the commuter seat (my back will never be...

    That's the commuter seat (my back will never be the same)

    Yeah, it's my understanding that managing the slack has been somewhat? largely? completely? automated.
  8. Thread: Antiwork

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    Flying is the same. And unless Uncle Sam picked...

    Flying is the same. And unless Uncle Sam picked up the tab, you've invested five to six figures into education. And when you get your fist job, you'll likely qualify for food stamps. If I had it to...
  9. Thread: Antiwork

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    The disincentive is loss of seniority when...

    The disincentive is loss of seniority when changing jobs.
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    I'm going with 'the Feds already used a battering...

    I'm going with 'the Feds already used a battering ram on the front door, and kicked the bathroom door in'

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    Ace or Gary on his day off

    Ace or Gary on his day off
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    Nobody in a German AWD wagon with a stick pulled...

    Nobody in a German AWD wagon with a stick pulled into the lot, parked next to another Deutsches kombiauto, pushed the window button, and asked, "pardon me... would you have any America Mayonnaise?"
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    "Dowel bar retrofit"...

    "Dowel bar retrofit"

    Long stretches of I5 have them, and it belongs in the shit that annoys (me) thread
  14. So you guys got what we were supposed to have....

    So you guys got what we were supposed to have. People were panic buying groceries, road salt, and gas for the generators, yet all we got was a little wind. The power browned a few times, but the...
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    Love how the graphic includes an SPL meter...

    Love how the graphic includes an SPL meter reading to show how startlingly loud it will be.
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    $7500 @ 20 mins? Do BAT auctions go nuts in...

    $7500 @ 20 mins?

    Do BAT auctions go nuts in the last 5 minutes like ebay BITD?
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    Poll: Probably repeating myself, but there's a Simpsons...

    Probably repeating myself, but there's a Simpsons episode where Sideshow Bob is running for mayor, and Homer is in the voting booth vacillating between his disapproval of Bob's "killing Bart" policy,...
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    Poll: You might be talking about Chris Rock's bit on...

    You might be talking about Chris Rock's bit on bullet control

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    Poll: I know this is just a tired old trope, but deck...

    I know this is just a tired old trope, but deck chairs on the Titanic

    Literally every other first world country has proven that access is #1

    Without that, nothing will change
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    and red LEDs where the eyes used to be

    and red LEDs where the eyes used to be
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    There's definitely asbestos in that plaster!...

    There's definitely asbestos in that plaster! Though I'm not sure I'd worry too much about it - unless you plan on cutting/smashing it. Even then, I'd just tape some poly up on the door openings, open...
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    Poll: This

    This
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    Apple wallet or google wallet?

    Apple wallet or google wallet?
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    Poll: Guy's so humble. Not taking any credit. Just did...

    Guy's so humble. Not taking any credit. Just did what was necessary. Upset that he couldn't have prevented the five deaths.

    A hellavalotta blowhards could take a lesson from this guy, but they...
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    I can say with 100% certainty that nobody doubts...

    I can say with 100% certainty that nobody doubts your commitment to sparklemotion

    Bravo!
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    "undisclosed location" = Deer Point Lotta rich...

    "undisclosed location" = Deer Point

    Lotta rich people's 2nd homes that they seldom visit down there.
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    Poll: Just because they were unarmed doesn't mean they...

    Just because they were unarmed doesn't mean they weren't packing!
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    Rising sea level will take of it

    Rising sea level will take of it
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    Ouch. When I was that age, I'd try to find a used...

    Ouch. When I was that age, I'd try to find a used one at the junkyard and replace it in my parent's driveway. Guessing you wouldn't want that either.
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    Cue Simpsons theme song...

    Cue Simpsons theme song https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20221118/12dd4f6047801f8146047ddf43b2c5db.jpg
  31. Lol, thread's bringing the heat today

    Lol, thread's bringing the heat today
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    Licorice, vanilla, blueberry, watermelon, and...

    Licorice, vanilla, blueberry, watermelon, and mango.
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    Ha! Leave it to TRG to mock success!

    Ha! Leave it to TRG to mock success!
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    Ba-dump, sizz

    Ba-dump, sizz
  35. Thread: SNL

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    It's my understanding that they have two...

    It's my understanding that they have two additional writers dedicated to WU, so basically the four of them create the whole bit (plus any of the walk-ons)

    Definitely

    edit: went and dug up their...
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    Guessing it was the previous homeowner

    Guessing it was the previous homeowner
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    Every time you've posted that behind the...

    Every time you've posted that behind the microwave pic, I've chuckled at how big and rough that hole is. It's like they tried three different locations for the receptacle before finally half-assing...
  38. Except the record label

    Except the record label
  39. I'm channeling my inner timberridge

    I'm channeling my inner timberridge
  40. Maybe Jesus could build a hot rod for...

    Maybe Jesus could build a hot rod for gravitylover?
  41. I prefer Yin Yang tires. They balance really...

    I prefer Yin Yang tires. They balance really well. Hardly any weights at all.
  42. What? But their motto is Ling Long Last Longtime!

    What? But their motto is Ling Long Last Longtime!
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    I like how they aren't warning the audience...

    I like how they aren't warning the audience anymore for the extra wtf level.
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    Ha! Yeah true. When I was working on a demo crew...

    Ha! Yeah true. When I was working on a demo crew we found all sorts of crazy stuff. I should've said "should be"
  45. Nice. I haven't been checking this thread lately,...

    Nice. I haven't been checking this thread lately, so that's good to hear.
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    This one? 434010 Looks a little like there's...

    This one?
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    Looks a little like there's a red wire or red tape in there. Is this a 3-way? (one light fixture with two switches)


    If you want to tackle it yourself, yes. I guarantee...
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    The reason you can't assume the black isn't hot...

    The reason you can't assume the black isn't hot is that it could be switched somewhere else.

    I once found a black in a light box that appeared to be dead no matter where I tried to trace it. Until...
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    Does the white have a piece of black tape around...

    Does the white have a piece of black tape around tape around it? If so, it's being used as hot. That was allowed by the NEC (maybe still is), but not the other way around.

    If you put a tester or...
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    Yeah, fuck centurylink. They've actually...

    Yeah, fuck centurylink. They've actually installed fiber in my neighborhood, and although the speed would be better than anyone else, no way I'm ever voluntarily dealing with them again.
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    Yeah, just dodging the scooters and mopeds, let...

    Yeah, just dodging the scooters and mopeds, let alone the crazy street layout and hot blooded Italian drivers.

    Though, gotta say, I kinda enjoy it.
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