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Old 2015-05-03, 04:42 AM   #241
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It's not even 11 PM yet and I've just witnessed a man outside, puking in the rain.

edit: I think it's time to share this again.

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AIM FOR THE STARS, MUTHA****AS

edit2: Sitting around, drinking my coffee, finding cool shit. http://imgur.com/gallery/MY0wHkl

[gasp] I like Geodes! I have a skull! These rock (haaa).
 

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Old 2015-05-04, 05:32 AM   #242
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I kinda hate it when people take stuff I like and make it lame by liking it a whole lot to the point of giving it its own day.

... I'm pretty sure that means there's something wrong with me. Or that I'm some sort of elitist hipster douche canoe without actually meaning to be. But I will not ever use the phrase "May The 4th Be With You" regardless.

Oops.

Also, wash your beard, Poopyface: http://www.buzzfeed.com/juliegerstei...les#.vbpJXQPAl
 

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Old 2015-05-04, 06:56 AM   #243
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What sort of scientist looks at a beard and thinks "I wonder how much poo is on that? Not anything else. Just poo. If I find anything else, I'll just ignore it".

My mightily bearded borderline Rasputin looking manager at work had some mockery made of him over that story last story. It did mean I got to tell the anecdote about the time Brian Blessed got a poo on his head whilst halfway up Everest though.
 
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Old 2015-05-04, 01:28 PM   #244
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Also, people are covered with corrosive substances like oil and sweat which they smear over everything they touch. Got a long way to go before we reach Borg perfection.
 
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Old 2015-05-04, 06:07 PM   #245
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To be fair there's fecal matter everywhere. Purses, under fingernails, in the air being things I remember hearing about the most. So not much to be done about it unless you want to live like Howie Mandel. IMO still fun to bring it up if you know the person you're talking to will take it as a joke.
 

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Old 2015-05-16, 09:01 PM   #246
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So our place had the end of year tax-write off shindig celebrating individual and team achievements over the last year. I've never been to one of these things, so thought I'd go this year and I wish I hadn't bothered. I felt like I was at someone's wedding I didn't know very well. Everyone was absolutely hammered and incredibly lairy. Abandoned at the bar by the three girls I know fairly well at work (all going to the toilet at the same time, natch .. and for bloody ages at that. Probably trying to tell me something...) I was watching all the people around me and thinking, I don't know who any of you are. Or what I'm doing here. So I left. Problem of working for a large company with masses of staff, I suppose, but I felt bloody uncomfortable. So I won't be in a hurry to repeat that experience again.

In other news, me an my girlfriend celebrated our anniversary the other night by eating angel delight* in our pyjamas. It was ace!

*made by real angels. FACT!
 
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Old 2015-05-16, 10:22 PM   #247
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I'm probably jinxing it, but am hoping people from work have forgotten about suggestions made earlier in year about going bowling. All people I like well enough to have a conversation about pretty much anything, but have no interest in spending an evening with unless it's to do something that's actually fun.

Which, now that I come to think about, is a very short list of things like "watch favourably anticipated film", "go to unusual/hobby event" or possibly "go for meal somewhere that does stuff I haven't tried".
 
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Old 2015-05-17, 12:20 AM   #248
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I suppose I'm the odd man out in this case. I get the feeling people did not do social events before my time at our office, and I was assertive and social enough to "take over" and set up events for us to go and do.

So far it's been a great success and people seem to like them well enough to attend However, it is small team outings [4-10 people]. We had a departmental Christmas dinner in December that went well and had around 40 people. Maybe it's a matter of luck in my case?

How many people are there in the company you work for Skyquake? For reasons unknown I had the impression that it was a small group, but I get the feeling we're talking 50+?
 

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Old 2015-05-17, 01:05 AM   #249
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At one of my jobs ages ago, the people I worked with (there was maybe 7 of us in our dept) decided that they wanted to go bowling. They asked if I wanted to go, and I said sure.

Well, it turns out that only me and one other guy showed up. IIRC we decided to play a game while we were waiting to see if anyone else showed, and no one did. Wasn't a bad time, me and whatshisface got along okay. It was just super awkward. ****ers were giggling behind their hands the next day, I was never sure if it was some sort of attempted set up or if everyone just decided to be flakes.

Went out to Wal Mart today. Had to pass through one of the "rougher" areas of town to get there. A short man in his late 40's wearing scruffy animal ears and a big, dirty stuffed animal tail got on the bus and managed to get into a brief shouting match with some other passengers on the bus. Technically it was over a seat, but I'm pretty sure those people just wanted to give him a hard time because he was obviously a Furry.

Luckily it fizzled out, and people moved on.

On the way home from the Wal of Marts, some lady got on the bus at one of the transit centres and nervously asked the driver when he was leaving. He said two minutes, she hemmed and hawed, then sat down across from me. She then told me that there was a man with a mask wandering around, and one of the drivers had told her to be careful of him. I asked her where (as I'd just gotten on that bus and had been there for about ten minutes and hadn't seen anything), and she vaguely gestured off around, saying she saw he might have had a weapon. Someone from the back yelled "report him!", she didn't say anything, just looked out the windows... as the bus was getting ready to leave, she got off.

A bus trip through that end of town usually ends up being a bit "colourful". And usually makes me want to pull up stakes and move.
 

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Old 2015-05-17, 03:33 AM   #250
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A half dozen or so of the people I work with sometimes get together for a few beers after work and I try and make it to those meet ups because they are usually good times. I don't get to stay very long because family and all but it's still nice. Then there is the occasional movie getogethers when there's something big in theatres like a Marvel movie or the Hobbit or whatever...
 
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Old 2015-05-17, 08:45 AM   #251
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How many people are there in the company you work for Skyquake? For reasons unknown I had the impression that it was a small group, but I get the feeling we're talking 50+?
There's 600 in our building alone. Then there's other sites dotted around the region too. We all work in small teams, and its funny, 'cos at work everyone seems to get on alright (in the main) and is quite chatty. The few team things I've been to have been odd, as they're very rushed. We go out, have food, and then everyone's just ready to f**k off home despite everyone generally being happy. Its weird.

This end of year thing did feel like lots of people just blowing off steam and dropping any pretensions they usually carry about. One of the managers was so drunk she had to be carried off home. By 9.30pm. It was like being at a horrendous office Christmas party.

Gosh, this sounds terribly moany doesn't it? I dunno, its just the first place I've worked where socialising with work colleagues just isn't a done thing and I think its just taking me some time to get used to that. Its so bizarre for a place that does a fair bit to encourage the social side of things. Having said that, I have made good friends with a few people on other teams and a guy on the team next to me at work often go to the pub, which is nice. So its not all bad
 
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Old 2015-05-17, 12:23 PM   #252
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Ah I see. For some bizzare reason I thought your company was much smaller in scale.

I can happily say that our outings are not like that, and people generally hang around until the bar actually closes! Maybe they want to keep work relationships to the bare minimum? Though at parties of such caliber I would not necessarily want to drop my guard down and drink as if it's the end of the world. You still have to keep a decent etiquette.

Not really moany in my opinion, as social interactions are not something that is easy to pick up. There's various personal, spatial and situational variables that need to coincide and match for proper social interaction. Some people are just awkward to hang around with outside a certain interaction environment and in such a case yes, I would not bother either!

And it's usually at places that go on and encourage interaction that people have "issues" at. Usually when you're pushed to do such a thing, and gleaming smiles from managers and bosses and pre-determined social activities can help to bring down any real desire because it looks so forced. Like go out, do that, smile at each other, we nod our heads, then bugger off alone.
 

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Old 2015-05-17, 04:49 PM   #253
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That right there is the nail on the head! Phew. Glad its not just me, then....
 
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Old 2015-05-17, 06:27 PM   #254
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I'm in Leicester Square for a screening of Goldeneye (at last! I'll have seen all the Modern Era Bonds on the big screen) and George Clooney is around somewhere as they're gearing up for the premier of his new film. He could only be feet away from me. He eats in Burger King, right?

It's a shame it likely won't kick off till after I go in to see the film. I came with a massive Star Wars fan friend to the Revenge of the Sith one and it was a hoot. We stood in the crowd behind a bloke from Take On Me ruining band A1.
 
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Old 2015-05-17, 09:02 PM   #255
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I don't think I have ever socialised with work colleagues apart from art stuff but going out for a drink after an exhibition is generally the done thing.

Recently my roller derby team have started doing regular socials. Sometimes its just going out drinking but we've also done mug painting and a ghost bus tour.
 

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Old 2015-05-17, 10:15 PM   #256
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I envy you all your socialisation. Currently all I get is the small one, whoever she manages to chat with on the bus, Hound, and the weirdos/young people I work with.

This here doesn't count, I'm usually talking to myself anyway.
 

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Old 2015-05-18, 02:33 PM   #257
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A friend posted this puff piece on Facebook about how Pat Sharp is now forced to re-enact Fun House in pubs (though it puts a more positive spin on it than that) that's the sort of thing I'd normally ignore if not for the fact I was a big fan of the Red Twin when I was a kid. My brother supported the Yellow Twin and thus a deep and possibly perfect metaphor for racial hatred was created as of course, they'd be impossible to tell apart without their colour coordinated clothes. It's like that episode of Star Trek with the Riddler in it.

Though, sadly, the Red Twin is looking more haggard than I first thought they- and especially the yellow one- look as if they must have been 5 when the show started. After all, if it finished 16 years ago and must have run for about a decade you'd assume everyone involved would be pushing 50 by now.The Yellow Twin could pass for Pat Sharp's daughter. What madness is this?

http://metro.co.uk/2015/05/17/this-i.../?ito=facebook

And no, I never bothered to learn their actual names. Red Twin and Yellow Twin. That's what I call them.
 
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Old 2015-05-18, 06:19 PM   #258
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About ten years older than us. Corporate events must be weird.

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Old 2015-05-18, 07:08 PM   #259
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Blimey, I think that's a definite switch to the yellow for me if I got to date one of them. She'd have to dress up as her sister though.





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Old 2015-05-19, 08:16 AM   #260
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Yes. Yes you are.

They kind of look like those Olson twins, where one has had some problems that's left her looking older than her twin. I hope they are both okay

And....an album?!

Also: is Pat Sharp a vampire? He's not aged in the last 20 years. Did his lion mane hair have special restorative powers that were only revealed when they were cut off?
 
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