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« Reply #50 on: October 26, 2012, 02:45:25 AM »


Meanwhile in... Antarctica (because they don't have penguins in the Arctic)  Roll Eyes....




 Cool
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« Reply #51 on: October 26, 2012, 10:17:46 AM »

Meanwhile in... Antarctica (because they don't have penguins in the Arctic)  Roll Eyes....




 Cool
maybe they co evolved with these guys

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« Reply #52 on: October 26, 2012, 11:07:31 AM »

Let me say that I LOVE this thread!!!!
 Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss
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« Reply #53 on: October 31, 2012, 12:20:22 PM »

in japan...
RUN!
http://9gag.com/gag/5721351
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« Reply #54 on: October 31, 2012, 11:57:17 PM »

the ocean...soon...underwater Ark Hotel" freakin awesome!


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« Reply #55 on: November 03, 2012, 10:34:11 PM »

russia....

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« Reply #56 on: November 04, 2012, 07:06:21 PM »

At an undisclosed large retail chain store....


Bob stocks up on a certain unmentionable item....




... and cleverly positions himself at the end of a line with a "dude" for a checkout clerk, after having cleverly concealed said item in his cart so no one would see it.

People fill in behind Bob and he gets one person away from being checked out.

Bob puts his items on the conveyor belt, once again cleverly concealing said item amongst other goods so no one sees it.  Bob feels the eyes of people behind him looking over his groceries... but he's safe because he's hidden that item and picked a dude for a checkout clerk.  It's safe, right? The only person who will see that is the checkout guy... And it's guy, so it's not a big deal.  A few more minutes and Bob will out of there, and everything's in plastic bags so no one can see it.  If the checkout guy would hurry up already....

Bob waits and waits while the person in front of him is checked out.  The check out dude takes forever punching buttons on the cash register.  





That's because the checkout guy is signing out.  The "dude" switches places with an "non-ugly" checkout girl.  Bob suddenly becomes aware that all his items are on the conveyor belt and that the candy shelves and people behind him have trapped him.  There is no escape.  

It's only a matter of time before the item is scanned....






You'd think once or twice that happens, fine.  It's coincidence.  But this is probably the fifth time.  Five times!  They don't change clerks that often to begin with.  How does this happen five f*@#$ times?!  Roll Eyes  There's no space on those candy shelves to subtley move it off the conveyor belt or cart.  You can't say, "What?  No, that's not mine.  I don't use that.  I have no idea how that got buried down beneath the rest of my groceries... No, you don't have to ask the person who was in front of me who hasn't left the store yet.  Oh, I'll still buy it.  I forgot.  Yes.  I'm buying that for someone else, who is not me.  Because I'm that nice.  Maybe it is for that person in front of me.  That's it.  I'm buying it for that person and I'm meeting them in the parking lot to give it to them.  Because they didn't want to buy it themselves."   *Bob contemplates looking away and flinging item across the store next time.*  Except they've got cameras all over...
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« Reply #57 on: November 04, 2012, 11:51:59 PM »

At Bob's place....

Bob's toes meet the 20 pound weight the hard way.
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« Reply #58 on: November 05, 2012, 01:15:29 AM »

at the MIT museum gift shop....
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« Reply #59 on: November 05, 2012, 01:20:03 AM »

NASA still stands by that investment. Something to do with the risks associated with minute graphite particles.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #60 on: November 05, 2012, 01:23:06 AM »

NASA still stands by that investment. Something to do with the risks associated with minute graphite particles.  Roll Eyes
lol yet who still actually has a functioning space program where they actually put people in space....i *heart russia , ha ha Grin

meanwhile in kazakhstan...

from a story w the above picture after their landing recently returning from a mission....
"...Since the retirement of the U.S. space shuttles last year, the United States is dependent on Russia to fly astronauts at a costs to the nation of $60 million per person..."
http://blouinnews.com/24684/story/us-russian-space-crew-lands-safely-kazakhstan
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« Reply #61 on: November 05, 2012, 01:53:09 AM »

HAHA, I love this thread! Hmmm...

Meanwhile in some other cold planet...

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« Reply #62 on: November 05, 2012, 04:05:35 AM »

lol yet who still actually has a functioning space program where they actually put people in space....i *heart russia , ha ha Grin

meanwhile in kazakhstan...

from a story w the above picture after their landing recently returning from a mission....
"...Since the retirement of the U.S. space shuttles last year, the United States is dependent on Russia to fly astronauts at a costs to the nation of $60 million per person..."
http://blouinnews.com/24684/story/us-russian-space-crew-lands-safely-kazakhstan

Oh, Lord...looks like I am going to have to move back to Europe, after all. Besides, the education there is ridiculous. Try getting a Doctorate in Russia.
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« Reply #63 on: November 07, 2012, 11:47:00 AM »

under a chair
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« Reply #64 on: November 07, 2012, 11:49:38 AM »

germany
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« Reply #65 on: November 07, 2012, 12:20:48 PM »

chernobyl...
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« Reply #66 on: November 07, 2012, 07:54:28 PM »

Oh  no, please, what a nightmare  Cry Cry Cry Cry!!!!!
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« Reply #67 on: November 07, 2012, 08:09:37 PM »

Oh  no, please, what a nightmare  Cry Cry Cry Cry!!!!!

cheer up, in russia, dogs are finding work as farmers!
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« Reply #68 on: November 11, 2012, 08:41:47 PM »

... in South Korea.  Cool

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/media/embed/82905987
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« Reply #69 on: November 12, 2012, 09:04:07 PM »

in russia....making burgers like a boss!
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« Reply #70 on: November 14, 2012, 11:49:07 AM »

next door....
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« Reply #71 on: November 14, 2012, 03:55:35 PM »

meanwhile in russia
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« Reply #72 on: November 16, 2012, 12:00:34 AM »


... in your living room...

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« Reply #73 on: November 16, 2012, 12:28:51 AM »

... in your living room...



Only four? I think they missed one.
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« Reply #74 on: November 19, 2012, 10:14:58 PM »

in india....(moving bricks like a boss!)
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« Reply #75 on: November 20, 2012, 11:20:31 PM »

in poland....


this is prob the best zombie prank ever. as such, the better the prank, the more likely you are to get hunted/shot/get your head cut off....
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« Reply #76 on: November 21, 2012, 03:05:45 AM »

in sierra leone

15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus.

Kelvin became the youngest person in history to be invited to the "Visiting Practitioner's Program" at MIT. THNKR had exclusive access to Kelvin and his life-changing journey - experiencing the US for the first time, exploring incredible opportunities, contending with homesickness, and mapping out his future.

Here is a link to the Bobby Fala track in the video on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/karen-kilberg/kpei-ragga

Check-out David's Crowdrise page: http://www.crowdrise.com/InnovateSalone

Photos courtesy of Adam Cohn (http://www.adamcohn.com/) and Paula Aguilera


PRODIGIES is a bi-weekly series showcasing the youngest and brightest as they challenge themselves to reach new heights and the stories behind them.
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« Reply #77 on: November 25, 2012, 05:59:16 PM »

i russia....(apparently superman was just walking down the street minding his own business when suddenly....)
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« Reply #78 on: November 29, 2012, 01:01:40 AM »

Continuing the Superman theme...

Meanwhile... on a ski slope...




 Grin
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« Reply #79 on: December 01, 2012, 01:15:26 AM »

... in North Korea....





Actually I'm not sure.  It thought that was the Kim Il son.  Hmm...
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« Reply #80 on: December 01, 2012, 04:18:22 AM »

meanwhile in kazakhstan...

from a story w the above picture after their landing recently returning from a mission....
"...Since the retirement of the U.S. space shuttles last year, the United States is dependent on Russia to fly astronauts at a costs to the nation of $60 million per person..."
http://blouinnews.com/24684/story/us-russian-space-crew-lands-safely-kazakhstan

Does anyone else think she's really hot?  I love modesty, which is why I spend so much time at convents. Grin
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« Reply #81 on: December 01, 2012, 09:45:56 PM »

... at Victoria Secret on Black Friday....




I don't get this at all.   Roll Eyes If it were a bunch of guys waiting, expecting to buy the model too, that amount of people makes sense.  That many people though?  Just to buy underwear?


*Bob is confusified.*  Undecided  This does not make sense.
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« Reply #82 on: December 01, 2012, 09:49:44 PM »

Another one?




Someone's going to get trampled to death for underwear.   Roll Eyes  As opposed to getting trampled for other products. 

That's nuts.



I wonder if they've got candy in there or something.
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« Reply #83 on: December 01, 2012, 10:02:22 PM »

For anyone who thinks Americans don't exercise...  Roll Eyes











Those yellow and red boxes?


http://www.google.com/search?q=Straight+Talk+phone&hl=en&tbo=d&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-ContextMenu&rlz=1I7GGHP_enUS455&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=z366UPnZCsKsywGOuYC4Aw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAA&biw=1156&bih=514


It's a cheap, crappy phone.  Americans will herd up, stampede, fight and trample each other for a cheap phone that's one sale.



Meanwhile.... During a time of crisis and limited supplies... I bet that's what it would look like.
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« Reply #84 on: December 03, 2012, 08:37:43 PM »

in the uk

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« Reply #85 on: December 03, 2012, 11:32:42 PM »

... in Russia...

http://news.yahoo.com/russian-children-lion-cub-school-124510670.html;_ylt=A2KJ3CX0Nb1QjHEA9pnQtDMD
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« Reply #86 on: December 04, 2012, 12:26:06 PM »

in new york.

good guy cop. you get an 'atta boy'!




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« Reply #87 on: December 04, 2012, 11:55:17 PM »

in Oklahoma...
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« Reply #88 on: December 06, 2012, 02:38:05 AM »

in Oklahoma...


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« Reply #89 on: December 07, 2012, 12:38:49 AM »

on google.com

when you type into the search box,
"if you get pu"

it will auto finish for you and the first option is (suggestion is)"

"if you get punched in the armpit will you poop"
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« Reply #90 on: December 07, 2012, 12:51:38 PM »

...on April 15th, 1912, Atlantic ocean...

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« Reply #91 on: December 08, 2012, 01:29:43 AM »

.... on the penguin march...



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« Reply #92 on: December 08, 2012, 09:28:58 PM »

japan...

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« Reply #93 on: December 08, 2012, 10:59:45 PM »

...somewhere in the US (I don't feel comfortable revealing my exact location)

Me: Hi.
Employee at the local string instrument shop: Hello. What can I do for you today?
Me: I need an E string for my violin, and a new chin rest, please. (gives employee violin)
Employee: (looks at violin and gives it back) OK, just one second. I need to go get it from the storage room.
Me: (plays Mozart's concerto in G Major K. 216 without E string)
Employee: (returning with items) Wow, you're really good.
Me: Thanks.
Employee: Today we're offering a special. Whoever solves this Rubiks cube in under a minute can get a 50% discount. Would you like to try?
Me: OK. (solves Rubiks cube in 14 seconds)
Employee: (stunned) Actually, you can have your stuff for free. That was really impressive.



Shows you what being able to play the violin well and being able to solve a Rubiks cube gets you.
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« Reply #94 on: December 09, 2012, 01:54:35 AM »

How much is an E string?  I assume you got the best quality one.  Congrats on solving the Rubriks cube.  I just peel off the stickers and rearrange them. Grin
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« Reply #95 on: December 09, 2012, 02:12:00 AM »

How much is an E string?  I assume you got the best quality one.  Congrats on solving the Rubriks cube.  I just peel off the stickers and rearrange them. Grin

I use medium-thickness Pirastro Evah Pirazzi strings. My local string instrument shop offers them at $15.99 per E string with gold winding, which is pretty good for the quality of the string. The Pirazzi strings give a really great sound. I use Guarneri-style ebony chin rests. I usually buy them separately and attach and adjust them at home. The one I was going to buy cost $20.99 with a nice tailpiece, which I also got for free (yay!).

Rubiks cubes actually aren't all too hard to solve. You just need to understand permutations and have quick and flexible fingers. Although your way works too  Smiley
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« Reply #96 on: December 09, 2012, 02:19:08 AM »

Oh, you make it sound so simple.  I was SO proud of myself for solving the Rubriks cube with my peel and stick method.

I assume Evah Pirazzi are high quality strings?  I'd like to play the violin one day and I'm just wondering.
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« Reply #97 on: December 09, 2012, 02:29:57 AM »

Oh, you make it sound so simple.  I was SO proud of myself for solving the Rubriks cube with my peel and stick method.

I assume Evah Pirazzi are high quality strings?  I'd like to play the violin one day and I'm just wondering.

You know, the point of a Rubiks cube is to SOLVE it, not cheat...

And yes, Evah Pirazzi are  high quality strings. They have an exceptionally bright tone and powerful sound, which is good for my violin, which has a very dark tone, regardless of the strings used.
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« Reply #98 on: December 09, 2012, 03:04:47 AM »

You know, the point of a Rubiks cube is to SOLVE it, not cheat...

And yes, Evah Pirazzi are  high quality strings. They have an exceptionally bright tone and powerful sound, which is good for my violin, which has a very dark tone, regardless of the strings used.

Think OUtSIDe the Box! Wink  That's what I'm good at. Hehe.
I'll also keep Evah Pirazzi in mind when I get a violin.  Thanks for the advice.
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« Reply #99 on: December 09, 2012, 03:18:15 AM »

Think OUtSIDe the Box! Wink  That's what I'm good at. Hehe.
I'll also keep Evah Pirazzi in mind when I get a violin.  Thanks for the advice.

You might want to start with Dominant strings or something first. Evah Pirazzis need frequent changing and require a lot of tension.
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