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Night time musings....00:00 to 06:00

I'll kick it off, "Why is it impossible to eat ice cream and be angry?"
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Because ice cream is full of charomones, which flood the pleasure centres of the brain with delight until all the molecules of misery, anger and grimnosity are swept away, to be excreted as normal in the next micturitic flow.

That's why.
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Old 28.02.2010, 01:49
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Because ice cream is full of charomones, which flood the pleasure centres of the brain with delight until all the molecules of misery, anger and grimnosity are swept away, to be excreted as normal in the next micturitic flow.

That's why.

Huh.

I guess I should give in to that urge to pick up some ice cream next time I'm at the store.
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Old 28.02.2010, 01:59
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Re: Night time musings....00:00 to 06:00

Is the concept of a 'push-start' alien to most Americans?
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Old 28.02.2010, 02:01
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Re: Night time musings....00:00 to 06:00

With my lactose intolerance Icecream makes me more than angry!
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Old 28.02.2010, 02:08
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Is the concept of a 'push-start' alien to most Americans?

I can not speak for "most" of course but I became acquainted with that start method in my teens when a guy with a very awesome looking Alfa Romeo asked a few pals of mine to help him push-start it.

The other car I can think of witnessing such first hand was my father's MG B.

Maybe we're not very conversant with it as it perhaps is more necessary with European autos than American ones?
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Re: Night time musings....00:00 to 06:00

Many of you have probably seen this email before
It may have even been talked about on EF before.. I wouldnt know.. but its full of musings which some of you night timers may enjoy..


1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die. (hahahaha)

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font..

5. How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this -- ever.

15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and
goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

17. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

18. My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "What would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the heck do I respond to that?

19. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

20. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.



Actually I received 2 versions of that email and these ones were included in the second one only


Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone
or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.

The letters T and G are very close to each other on a keyboard.
This recently became all too apparent to me and consequently I will never be ending a work email with the phrase "Regards" again.

Is it just me, or are 80% of the people in the "people you may know" feature on facebook people that I do know, but I deliberately choose not to be friends with?

Do you remember when you were a kid; playing Nintendo and it wouldn't work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in the world did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or faq's. We just
figured it out. Today's kids are soft.

I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.

Lol has gone from meaning, "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say"

I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".

What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?

I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.

Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be a problem....

There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet my ass
everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time...



I may have missed some or repeated some. Apologies for not being able to come up with my own night time musings but hope you get a smile out of at least one..
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Old 28.02.2010, 02:18
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Re: Night time musings....00:00 to 06:00

In a cinema, which armrest is yours?
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Old 28.02.2010, 02:21
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In a cinema, which armrest is yours?
And on planes too (obviously the person with the aisle or window seat has one arm rest that is indisputably theirs.. but that hasnt stopped awkward moments for me with my OTHER arm needing its rest..)
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Old 28.02.2010, 02:25
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Re: Night time musings....00:00 to 06:00

I'm off to sleep on this final musing. If Princes' Charles and Andrew were twins, who would be next in line for the throne?
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I'm off to sleep on this final musing. If Princes' Charles and Andrew were twins, who would be next in line for the throne?
One twin has to be born frst ... they could have had so much fun, though, couldn't they, if they'd been identical twins?
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I can not speak for "most" of course but I became acquainted with that start method in my teens when a guy with a very awesome looking Alfa Romeo asked a few pals of mine to help him push-start it.

The other car I can think of witnessing such first hand was my father's MG B.

Maybe we're not very conversant with it as it perhaps is more necessary with European autos than American ones?
Heh, you think Yanktanks are more reliable than Euromobiles?! Maybe they are. I can remember umpteen cases of push-starting various Japanese and European cars (and motorbikes) in my younger years -- when I couldn't afford a new battery, or spent too much time in the back seat with the radio on ...

I used to have a 1959 MGA which had the useful back-up of a cranking handle in the event that the new-fangled starter motor failed. Never had to use it, fortunately.

Peg, push-starting works only on manual (stick-shift) cars. How many manual cars have been produced in the US in the last 40 years?
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Old 28.02.2010, 03:07
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Heh, you think Yanktanks are more reliable than Euromobiles?! Maybe they are. I can remember umpteen cases of push-starting various Japanese and European cars (and motorbikes) in my younger years -- when I couldn't afford a new battery, or spent too much time in the back seat with the radio on ...
American cars have typically an automatic transmission. AFAIK push starts only work with manual gearboxes (an automatic gear box typically needs an oil pump which will only work when the engine is running). So the US cars are not more reliable, but simply less easy to rescue
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Re: Night time musings....00:00 to 06:00

Why am I always a couple of minutes late?
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2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

And the worst of the worst is if you are married to the person with whom you are arguing, or worse yet, if she is your spouse's mother....not a pretty picture.
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Old 28.02.2010, 08:03
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Heh, you think Yanktanks are more reliable than Euromobiles?! Maybe they are. I can remember umpteen cases of push-starting various Japanese and European cars (and motorbikes) in my younger years -- when I couldn't afford a new battery, or spent too much time in the back seat with the radio on ...

I used to have a 1959 MGA which had the useful back-up of a cranking handle in the event that the new-fangled starter motor failed. Never had to use it, fortunately.

Peg, push-starting works only on manual (stick-shift) cars. How many manual cars have been produced in the US in the last 40 years?
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American cars have typically an automatic transmission. AFAIK push starts only work with manual gearboxes (an automatic gear box typically needs an oil pump which will only work when the engine is running). So the US cars are not more reliable, but simply less easy to rescue

Yep, wasn't thinking "more reliable" as opposed to "different problems" which are more complicated to fix.

I'd MUCH rather have been able to get some nice strapping college boys help push my car to start it the time my alternator died in front of my friend's dorm than sit there for the hour or two it took to find someone willing and able to jump it.
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Why am I always a couple of minutes late?
You could start the next shift, like from 06:00 to 12:00.
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Old 28.02.2010, 10:27
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You could start the next shift, like from 06:00 to 12:00.
I think I should go back to bed, I totally missed that!
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does 23.32 count? i'm waiting for my laundry to dry...

so why do all the socks never frakking match....!
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Re: Night time musings....00:00 to 06:00

If a kid refuses to sleep during nap time, are they guilty of resisting a rest?
 




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