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@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:05 PM)

So whenever he addresses his troops, he keeps cracking jokes. Sometimes these jokes are about the blunders he himself had made in his speech the previous day.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:01 PM)

At the moment, I'm blessed with a pretty nice superior. He's got a military background, but he takes an oddly entertaining approach to it. Imagine a stand-up comedian who accidentally enlisted as a drill sergeant.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Another type of everyday absurdity: Imagine you're leaving your workplace for your lunchbreak. Upon your return, you discover that your workplace has been cordened and/or gated off during your break, with "construction site" warning signs everywhere. You go to your superior and tell him: "I can no longer access my workplace! Why is there suddenly a construction site?" Your superior takes a surpised look and says: "I don't know, first time I see this." You figure: "Must be a Tuesday, then."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:51 PM)

It's kind of surreal, really.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:50 PM)

They agree that things are less than ideal, but they acknowledge that their scope of making decisions is limited. Oddly, I keep getting that regardless of how high up the chain of command I bother people.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM)

"I hear you, but you know how it is, there's nothing I can do about it." That's it, basically.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2019 - 03:47 PM)

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@  Benbot : (18 October 2019 - 10:40 AM)

Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Oh, the turnover rates are high here as well.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Amazon.com and .ca, on the other hand, can be pretty terrible. I know from your squawkbox posts that you guys have your issues with Amazon over there, although you're lucky to have stronger government regulations and a union there. I gather the warehouse workers in the USA and Canada have it pretty crappy, with very high turnover, close to minimum wage pay, and no unions

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:38 PM)

Amazon.de doesn't really have the same issue. I've ordered from them (and UK, FR, IT and JP) several times, and their packaging is much better

@  Nevermore : (17 October 2019 - 05:22 PM)

I'm not sure how it works on the customer's end. As packers, we sometimes have items that are flagged as "overwrap", which means we absolutely have to put them into a box even if they're already in pretty sturdy manufacturer packaging.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Yeah, I really do wish amazon had an option to upgrade packaging for an extra buck or something. I hate their bubble mailers

@  Benbot : (17 October 2019 - 07:17 AM)

That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

@  Telly : (16 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2019 - 05:18 PM)

I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Burrunjor

@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Heck, I got the season 2/3 set for $3 (?) from a Dollar General discount bin :p

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 07:29 PM)

The series is pretty cheap on DVD, too, which at least will work internet or no. The complete series set seems to be OOP, but there's a Season 1 set as well as a combined 2 & 3 set.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Woot! Beast wars!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 06:08 PM)

Yay! Tubi now has the first season of Rescue Bots and the full run of Beast Wars FINALLY available.

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Just like me in a game of Civilization. Don't have gunpowder? Time for your cities to burn.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 01:51 PM)

He dubbed the peoples that saw him as bad news cannibals and savages before enslaving and wiping them out too.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 01:40 PM)

And if they had been unfriendly: he would have simply slaughtered them with diseases they couldn't fight, and technology they couldn't match until they as a people did not exist. There's something about european backgrounds that drive us to exploit.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 11:02 AM)

He described the peoples he encountered as some of the most friendly and giving in the world, so naturally, he ate all their food, enslaved them and put them to work looking for gold that did not exist, until they as a people did not exist.

@  Paladin : (14 October 2019 - 09:57 AM)

he landed by coincidence in front of long-term residents.

@  Sabrblade : (14 October 2019 - 09:55 AM)

He said the world was round-o! (He said the world was round-o!) He said it could be found-o! (He said it could be found-o!) That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo! (That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo!)

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 09:22 AM)

In the year 1492, Columbus gave us the day off skoo

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2019 - 08:59 AM)

How often do people actually celebrate Columbus or the Pilgrims? Usually it just feels like celebrating the first break in the school year and a nice dinner with the family.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 08:29 AM)

You've got like two more weeks until the american thanksgiving. Canadian thanksgiving is literally a harvest festival.

@  CVReynolds : (14 October 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Hey, everyone. Come together to enjoy this national holiday made to celebrate a mass-murderer who never set foot in the USA. What fun!

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 07:25 AM)

that's perfect!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 October 2019 - 02:22 AM)

A school-bus combiner called Valedictorion.


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#181 Pennpenn

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 11:07 PM

Plus, y'know, both characters can percieve well enough through other means that they'd have to be doing that as a joke. Anyway.

#182 Zek

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:33 AM

I think that's exactly what makes it ok. They aren't even close to being helpless.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 03:06 AM

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My wife has that mask...

And we used to have a cat like that. icon-screamer.gif

And that is a cool Ranger/ThunderCats weapon display back there.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 02:51 AM

Nice I like that

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#187 2019

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 03:01 AM



I love the look on the girl in the background.

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#188 Rust

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 04:37 AM

I'm amused by the vaguely uncomfortable look of the creature printed on the pillow as well.



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Posted 16 November 2011 - 10:22 AM


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Posted 16 November 2011 - 11:57 AM

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I love the look on the girl in the background.



I get that look every bloody time I go to a con and see those creepy ass pillows for sale. *shudder*

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#191 Fortress Ironhold

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:17 PM

QUOTE(The Jawa Muse @ Nov 16 2011, 10:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Unfair Fight @ Nov 16 2011, 03:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


I love the look on the girl in the background.



I get that look every bloody time I go to a con and see those creepy ass pillows for sale. *shudder*


In that case, be careful what anime you search for on E-Bay.

There's a vendor whose entire store consists of the things... and half of them involve the girls in at least some form of undress.

Suffice to say that my search for Lost Universe merch turned up more than what I expected to find.

#192 Mark Pellegrini

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:44 PM

Or should this go in the Japanese Images thread...?



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Posted 16 November 2011 - 02:01 PM


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Posted 16 November 2011 - 03:04 PM

QUOTE(The Jawa Muse @ Nov 16 2011, 11:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Unfair Fight @ Nov 16 2011, 03:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


I love the look on the girl in the background.



I get that look every bloody time I go to a con and see those creepy ass pillows for sale. *shudder*

You're not alone. I actually saw that exact pillow at an import store. Otaku ruin everything, even shows and characters (like TTGL and Nia) that I like :/

Edited by Spinner, 16 November 2011 - 03:08 PM.


#195 2019

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:56 PM

I personally like to think that half the people who buy them are being ironic, but I dunno if my faith in humanity is that strong.

Although I've heard that the pillows themselves without the covers are really comfortable!


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#196 DeadPigmon

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 09:02 PM

Pillows are weird. but its when people take their real dolls out to the pub is when you have to worry icon-waspy.gif

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 10:30 PM

QUOTE(Unfair Fight @ Nov 16 2011, 07:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I personally like to think that half the people who buy them are being ironic, but I dunno if my faith in humanity is that strong.

Although I've heard that the pillows themselves without the covers are really comfortable!


I actually have a regular body pillow.

I hurt my lower back in 7th grade PE, and I was never off my feet long enough for my back to heal right. Having that pillow actually helped me sleep a little better at night because it was additional padding for my spine.

Unfortunately, my sinuses are pretty well shredded now; I've got to sleep on my side or else post-nasal drip kicks in, meaning I can't really sleep on that pillow anymore.

#198 2019

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 10:38 PM

Dude, you have so many afflictions.


Maybe you should see a doctor?


Edited by Unfair Fight, 16 November 2011 - 10:44 PM.

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#199 Fortress Ironhold

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 10:47 PM

QUOTE(Unfair Fight @ Nov 16 2011, 09:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dude, you have so many afflictions.


Maybe you should see a doctor?


I'm working three jobs and trying to finish my MBA. I'm crossing my fingers that I get jobs #4 and #5 'cause I'm barely making tuition.

Even if there was a local clinic I trusted (the one near my house blows chunks), I don't have the time to just sit around in a waiting room.



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Posted 16 November 2011 - 11:04 PM

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I love the look on the girl in the background.


I'm most disturbed by that guy's awful shirt.



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