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Old 04-11-2006, 04:05 PM   #41
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Re: This is as weird (and sick) as it gets

I'll never forget the advice my dear departed dad gave me when I was a teenager and he saw me with one of those. He said, "Boy, you keep that thing in your pants and you'll stay out of trouble."

I'm almost positive he was referring to my slide rule...

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Re: This is as weird (and sick) as it gets
Old 04-11-2006, 04:09 PM   #42
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Re: This is as weird (and sick) as it gets

That was my Y2K fall-back option.

During much of 1999, I hung it on the wall in my office with an official company "Y2K Compliant" sticker on it.
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Re: This is as weird (and sick) as it gets

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I'll never forget the advice my dear departed dad gave me when I was a teenager and he saw me with one of those.* He said, "Boy, you keep that thing in your pants and you'll stay out of trouble."*
I'm almost positive he was referring to my slide rule...
Hunh, I was always told that I'd always be able to use it to become the life of the party...

Our kid is studying logarithms in Kumon. Spouse and I gave each other one of those above-the-kid's-head looks with the same question-- what the hell do we do with logarithms today? The best applications I could think of are (1) a semi-log plot makes a stock chart look linear and (2) I can teach the kid advanced slide-rule techniques. After I show her Kumon teacher how to use a slide rule.

Anyone else?
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Re: This is as weird (and sick) as it gets

I always wanted to visit Kumon, but that pesky travel restriction won't let me.
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Re: This is as weird (and sick) as it gets

A semi-log would make a semi-fire. About like several of our members here.
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I always wanted to visit Kumon, but that pesky travel restriction won't let me.
Hey, your turn is coming, Grandpa. I've heard of kids who've started Kumon before they've finished with diapers.

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Y'all with your old wangs, don't disrupt the thread of someone with a really big stick...
Slide rules....Now that's HOT!
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I'll never forget the advice my dear departed dad gave me when I was a teenager and he saw me with one of those. He said, "Boy, you keep that thing in your pants and you'll stay out of trouble."

I'm almost positive he was referring to my slide rule...
Might have been talking about your gravy boat.
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Might have been talking about your gravy boat.
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Hey, a gravy boat in your pants and an onion tied to your belt, and the worlds your oyster...
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Re: This is as weird (and sick) as it gets

This thread proves beyond any doubt that ERs are afflicted with extreme attention deficit disorder. We should offer ourselves as subjects for those studying such maladies.
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I'm sorry, but who are you again?

Hey look! A ball! Thats a cool ball!
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Re: This is as weird (and sick) as it gets

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Those types of ploys may work on Gabe but
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This thread proves beyond any doubt that ERs are afflicted with extreme attention deficit disorder. We should offer ourselves as subjects for those studying such maladies.
I bet we've already done so dozens of times. Did we get paid for that? Did I spend the salary already?

We must be the perfect lab rats subjects to study-- we're completely unaffected by the earlier studies and the results must be perfectly reproducible...
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Except that we'd argue with the people doing the study until they quit and ran screaming.
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This is by far the best/funniest hijacking of a post I have ever seen! (as I sat here in the office laughing my a$$ off!) So many explanations on these older posts!
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I was reading while I ate a quick bite before going Christmas shopping. I now feel in a great mood to go Christmas shopping! I was laughing out loud also. Thanks for the early Christmas present and keep it up!
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