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(1065 The Lake)   Sparrow handles windshield wipers like a boss   (1065thelake.com) divider line 41
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2012-11-07 09:41:04 AM  
ooh, July last year. Wonder if this bird is still doing it. Wish I knew.........
 
2012-11-07 10:36:57 AM  
He's thinking, "Do that again, and I'll crap in your sunroof."
 
2012-11-07 12:43:55 PM  
And zero farks were given.
 
2012-11-07 12:58:21 PM  
dup of And not a single fark was given that day posted to Video » on 30 Jul 2011

Though the youtube link in that post has been taken down by a copyright claim by the linked to video of this post.
 
2012-11-07 01:29:09 PM  
My near daily "like a boss" rant coming in 3... 2... 1....
 
2012-11-07 01:40:55 PM  
www.fuav.com
 
2012-11-07 01:52:16 PM  
What does 'like a boss' mean anyway? It sounds stupid. Did the sparrow have someone else do the actual handling of the windshield wipers and then just take the credit? Did he pull up in his new BMW wearing a $1500 suit and tell you that the last quarter was dismal and there will be no raises or bonuses this year?
 
2012-11-07 02:39:52 PM  

redsquid: What does 'like a boss' mean anyway? It sounds stupid. Did the sparrow have someone else do the actual handling of the windshield wipers and then just take the credit? Did he pull up in his new BMW wearing a $1500 suit and tell you that the last quarter was dismal and there will be no raises or bonuses this year?


He did nothing useful and is sort of in the way?
 
2012-11-07 02:43:59 PM  

redsquid: What does 'like a boss' mean anyway? It sounds stupid. Did the sparrow have someone else do the actual handling of the windshield wipers and then just take the credit? Did he pull up in his new BMW wearing a $1500 suit and tell you that the last quarter was dismal and there will be no raises or bonuses this year?


It means nothing as is one of the few combinations of words in the English lexicon that *REDUCES* meaning and understanding of the preceding words or phrase. I wish people would stop using this saying but it appears it is here to stay, at least for a while.

The only way to reach these people may be to communicate with them in their own language. So, with that in mind, here we go.

"Using the saying 'like a boss' makes you sound derp".

/God, shoot me.
 
2012-11-07 03:00:55 PM  

blankwhiteboard: redsquid: What does 'like a boss' mean anyway? It sounds stupid. Did the sparrow have someone else do the actual handling of the windshield wipers and then just take the credit? Did he pull up in his new BMW wearing a $1500 suit and tell you that the last quarter was dismal and there will be no raises or bonuses this year?

It means nothing as is one of the few combinations of words in the English lexicon that *REDUCES* meaning and understanding of the preceding words or phrase. I wish people would stop using this saying but it appears it is here to stay, at least for a while.

The only way to reach these people may be to communicate with them in their own language. So, with that in mind, here we go.

"Using the saying 'like a boss' makes you sound derp".

/God, shoot me.


What about "like a video game boss"?
 
2012-11-07 03:18:13 PM  

stonicus: blankwhiteboard: redsquid: What does 'like a boss' mean anyway? It sounds stupid. Did the sparrow have someone else do the actual handling of the windshield wipers and then just take the credit? Did he pull up in his new BMW wearing a $1500 suit and tell you that the last quarter was dismal and there will be no raises or bonuses this year?

It means nothing as is one of the few combinations of words in the English lexicon that *REDUCES* meaning and understanding of the preceding words or phrase. I wish people would stop using this saying but it appears it is here to stay, at least for a while.

The only way to reach these people may be to communicate with them in their own language. So, with that in mind, here we go.

"Using the saying 'like a boss' makes you sound derp".

/God, shoot me.

What about "like a video game boss"?


just as all the supposedly cool kids in grade school were always in on the latest and up with the coolest, the clique hip mindset never goes away because most adults are merely children in larger clothing.

here we are using our PC on teh internet, living on the cutting edge of technology, and there are more people using more slang, acronyms, memes, territorial phrases, obscure references etcetera than ever before in the history of mankind.

some call it progress. they say language is a living growing thing. but let me ax you sumthin: if people continually go out of their way to ensure communication is increasingly difficult, will it not one day become impossible to get a simple thought across to another person? see what i'm sayin? know what i mean? you feel me? God i hate how idiots speak. allow me to mock them.
 
2012-11-07 03:30:45 PM  

redsquid: What does 'like a boss' mean anyway? It sounds stupid. Did the sparrow have someone else do the actual handling of the windshield wipers and then just take the credit? Did he pull up in his new BMW wearing a $1500 suit and tell you that the last quarter was dismal and there will be no raises or bonuses this year?


You posted that like a boss!
 
2012-11-07 03:52:24 PM  
High and wash.
 
2012-11-07 03:59:20 PM  

uberaverage: redsquid: What does 'like a boss' mean anyway? It sounds stupid. Did the sparrow have someone else do the actual handling of the windshield wipers and then just take the credit? Did he pull up in his new BMW wearing a $1500 suit and tell you that the last quarter was dismal and there will be no raises or bonuses this year?

You posted that like a boss!


Yeah, it is what it is. What a hot mess.
 
2012-11-07 04:56:35 PM  

redsquid: What does 'like a boss' mean anyway? It sounds stupid. Did the sparrow have someone else do the actual handling of the windshield wipers and then just take the credit? Did he pull up in his new BMW wearing a $1500 suit and tell you that the last quarter was dismal and there will be no raises or bonuses this year?


Because I'm not certain if you're trolling - I'll help you to "Know Your Meme!"

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/digital-short-like-a-bos s /1081309/
 
Al!
2012-11-07 05:11:39 PM  
What kind of boss? It appears to be just sitting there, willfully doing less than a normal bird would be expected to do, as if, by its very existence, it is better than other birds and no amount of external influence could possibly change this. That does sound like several bosses that I have known. Conversely, I've known bosses that would have immediately taken to disassembling the wipers, laying the parts across the street in no particular order and with as little coherent documentation as possible, with the seemingly sole purpose of making another sparrow reassemble the entire unit with a 10AM deadline. It is clearly not like that kind of boss.
 
2012-11-07 05:24:43 PM  
Wiper sparrow is watching you have sex with a soda can.
 
2012-11-07 05:31:09 PM  
Little bird. Enormous f*ck not given.
 
2012-11-07 05:32:23 PM  

uberaverage: redsquid: What does 'like a boss' mean anyway? It sounds stupid. Did the sparrow have someone else do the actual handling of the windshield wipers and then just take the credit? Did he pull up in his new BMW wearing a $1500 suit and tell you that the last quarter was dismal and there will be no raises or bonuses this year?

You posted that like a boss!


This

/ like a bauce
 
2012-11-07 05:34:37 PM  
www.autocarstyle.com
 
2012-11-07 05:43:17 PM  
It shouldn't be surprising that a small bird is hard to shake off a stick. If it they weren't really good at hanging onto a wildly gyrating perch, then windstorms would be hilarious.
 
2012-11-07 05:44:55 PM  

Kipple: redsquid: What does 'like a boss' mean anyway? It sounds stupid. Did the sparrow have someone else do the actual handling of the windshield wipers and then just take the credit? Did he pull up in his new BMW wearing a $1500 suit and tell you that the last quarter was dismal and there will be no raises or bonuses this year?

Because I'm not certain if you're trolling - I'll help you to "Know Your Meme!"

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/digital-short-like-a-bos s /1081309/


Oh SNL- now at least I know why it sounds stupid. Thanks!
 
2012-11-07 05:48:53 PM  

KrispyKritter: here we are using our PC on teh internet, living on the cutting edge of technology, and there are more people using more slang, acronyms, memes, territorial phrases, obscure references etcetera than ever before in the history of mankind.


Only because there are more people alive than ever before.

It's a minuscule step to include "jargon" in that underlined list. Terms of art, including territorial phrases (for example, the occasionally intentional misspelling of "the" as "teh" to express some degree of message-board savvy) and youth jargon, used outwith their proper context, often create more confusion than they reduce. If a hypothetical you were talking to someone with no knowledge of construction or engineering and advised him to check for studs in his bedroom before drilling any holes, he could well get very confused.

You might blame him for his ignorance of what you consider common knowledge and precise terminology, but to him you're just talking gibberish. Worse-- you're using words he knows and pretending (from his perspective) that they have other meanings. You (and again, I don't mean you in the specific, but the broader category of people who spout this disdain for slang) are ensuring that communication is increasingly difficult. And, of course, so is he, by not appreciating your linguistic precision. The words are very tightly defined, but grouped rather far from the metaphorical bull's-eye of clear communication by common expression.

You're effectively presuming that everyone else knows all the slang that you know.

So how is that any different to presuming that other users of the same website might share some exposure to some common slang that has been used for several years? Do you expect everyone to communicate only in common, unambiguous words with no metaphors or allusions? Because that would a) be no fun, and b) render inane pretty much every verbal interaction. Language isn't some crystalline whole, it's a chaotic maelstrom of constantly shifting conventions and contexts that sometimes change depending on the interlocutor and sometimes with time and sometimes for no discernible reason. Everyone uses words than can be considered slang. When you understand others' jargon, it's meaningful; when you don't, it's babble. Get over it.


In case you refuse to read more than twenty words strung together: Your incomprehension doesn't render their words meaningless.


That said written, I don't really like this particular bit of slang, either. I've heard the song and seen the skit and swallowed the sadness and f&$^ed the giant fish's brains out, but it's still sort of wasted outside the context of a ludicrously improbable series of events that couldn't possibly happen together on more than one occasion (in the skit, described as an "average day"). So it's an overused, quasi-ironic interjectional phrase normally intended to mock the inexplicable or ultimately ineffective actions of an entity possessed of overdeveloped self-importance as though the simple act of performing that task conferred on its actor authority and even excellence. It describes a void or at least failure of nunchi, the paralinguistic ability to understand one's own relative status and use that to inform and determine appropriate interpersonal behaviour. Plus, it obliquely refers to the retro slang term "boss," meaning "exceptionally good."

In this video, the bird's immobility seems-- if we were to ascribe to it human motives-- like an expression of its authority over that windscreen wiper, despite its utter unsuitability as a stable perch, and so the sparrow can be said to be sitting "like a boss" because some bosses are stereotyped as caring more about the appearance of control or dominance than any fact or rationality of that supposedly dominating action.
 
2012-11-07 05:53:38 PM  
1-media-cdn.foolz.us
 
2012-11-07 06:33:20 PM  

xpisblack: You might blame him for his ignorance of what you consider common knowledge and precise terminology, but to him you're just talking gibberish. Worse-- you're using words he knows and pretending (from his perspective) that they have other meanings.


I see your side, that language evolves and changes and is reauthored by idiots not intellectuals.

I also see his, in which language can be dumbed down to the point of unintelligibility.

What I don't get is how you can think he's wrong when all he wants is for people to speak and be understood. The reason language works is because it's a common ground; slang is built on top of it. Nobody will begrudge you inside jokes and slang between you and your buddies, but is it too much to ask of a stranger to express a thought coherently? I understand others just fine but that doesn't mean that when I hear "I am LITERALLY STARVING" I don't get mildly perturbed.

Then again, I made up a language I use to communicate with my dogs. My perspective may not be the average.

/why yes, I *do* have an English degree, how did you know?
 
2012-11-07 07:03:43 PM  
farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2012-11-07 08:33:50 PM  
He didn't have any choice but to hang on, his feathers are waterlogged.
 
2012-11-07 08:58:41 PM  

libranoelrose: [farm3.staticflickr.com image 374x499]


Good photoshop.
 
2012-11-07 09:06:58 PM  
images.wikia.com
 
2012-11-07 09:39:42 PM  
I don't even mind that it's a repeat, but it's an embedded youtube link on some random radio station's page. Why not just link straight to the actual video?
 
2012-11-07 10:40:12 PM  
As an old person, I have no understanding of the phrase "like a boss."

Now I will go listen to Bruce Springsteen, or as we old people know him, The Talented Performer.
 
2012-11-07 10:57:04 PM  
"Like a boss" is a perfectly cromulent phrase.
 
2012-11-07 11:24:49 PM  

TeamEd: libranoelrose: [farm3.staticflickr.com image 374x499]

Good photoshop.


It's not mine, it's been around forever.

Still funny and sorta relevant.
 
2012-11-07 11:40:14 PM  

blankwhiteboard: redsquid: What does 'like a boss' mean anyway? It sounds stupid. Did the sparrow have someone else do the actual handling of the windshield wipers and then just take the credit? Did he pull up in his new BMW wearing a $1500 suit and tell you that the last quarter was dismal and there will be no raises or bonuses this year?

It means nothing as is one of the few combinations of words in the English lexicon that *REDUCES* meaning and understanding of the preceding words or phrase. I wish people would stop using this saying but it appears it is here to stay, at least for a while.

The only way to reach these people may be to communicate with them in their own language. So, with that in mind, here we go.

"Using the saying 'like a boss' makes you sound derp".

/God, shoot me.


"Like a boss" and "protip" are usually good indicators to come into the thread and make fun of the submitter without bothering with the link or topic at hand.
 
2012-11-08 02:24:30 AM  

xpisblack: KrispyKritter: here we are using our PC on teh internet, living on the cutting edge of technology, and there are more people using more slang, acronyms, memes, territorial phrases, obscure references etcetera than ever before in the history of mankind.

Only because there are more people alive than ever before.

It's a minuscule step to include "jargon" in that underlined list. Terms of art, including territorial phrases (for example, the occasionally intentional misspelling of "the" as "teh" to express some degree of message-board savvy) and youth jargon, used outwith their proper context, often create more confusion than they reduce. If a hypothetical you were talking to someone with no knowledge of construction or engineering and advised him to check for studs in his bedroom before drilling any holes, he could well get very confused.

You might blame him for his ignorance of what you consider common knowledge and precise terminology, but to him you're just talking gibberish. Worse-- you're using words he knows and pretending (from his perspective) that they have other meanings. You (and again, I don't mean you in the specific, but the broader category of people who spout this disdain for slang) are ensuring that communication is increasingly difficult. And, of course, so is he, by not appreciating your linguistic precision. The words are very tightly defined, but grouped rather far from the metaphorical bull's-eye of clear communication by common expression.

You're effectively presuming that everyone else knows all the slang that you know.

So how is that any different to presuming that other users of the same website might share some exposure to some common slang that has been used for several years? Do you expect everyone to communicate only in common, unambiguous words with no metaphors or allusions? Because that would a) be no fun, and b) render inane pretty much every verbal interaction. Language isn't some crystalline whole, it's a chaotic maelstr ...


it's nice to see someone gets it. also amusing, as i'm reminded of a pretty German phrase which, loosely translated, means "good grief, take the dictionary out of your mouth!".
 
2012-11-08 02:50:29 AM  

redsquid: What does 'like a boss' mean anyway? It sounds stupid. Did the sparrow have someone else do the actual handling of the windshield wipers and then just take the credit? Did he pull up in his new BMW wearing a $1500 suit and tell you that the last quarter was dismal and there will be no raises or bonuses this year?


What Like a Boss Means
 
2012-11-08 04:05:10 AM  
i527.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-08 10:42:21 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: blankwhiteboard: redsquid: What does 'like a boss' mean anyway? It sounds stupid. Did the sparrow have someone else do the actual handling of the windshield wipers and then just take the credit? Did he pull up in his new BMW wearing a $1500 suit and tell you that the last quarter was dismal and there will be no raises or bonuses this year?

It means nothing as is one of the few combinations of words in the English lexicon that *REDUCES* meaning and understanding of the preceding words or phrase. I wish people would stop using this saying but it appears it is here to stay, at least for a while.

The only way to reach these people may be to communicate with them in their own language. So, with that in mind, here we go.

"Using the saying 'like a boss' makes you sound derp".

/God, shoot me.

"Like a boss" and "protip" are usually good indicators to come into the thread and make fun of the submitter without bothering with the link or topic at hand.


I never said the sparrow wasn't cool.
 
2012-11-08 12:53:06 PM  
storage.canoe.ca
 
2012-11-08 07:41:23 PM  
The Boss? Andrew Reynolds?

Link
 
2012-11-08 11:23:24 PM  

blankwhiteboard: ArcadianRefugee: blankwhiteboard: redsquid: What does 'like a boss' mean anyway? It sounds stupid. Did the sparrow have someone else do the actual handling of the windshield wipers and then just take the credit? Did he pull up in his new BMW wearing a $1500 suit and tell you that the last quarter was dismal and there will be no raises or bonuses this year?

It means nothing as is one of the few combinations of words in the English lexicon that *REDUCES* meaning and understanding of the preceding words or phrase. I wish people would stop using this saying but it appears it is here to stay, at least for a while.

The only way to reach these people may be to communicate with them in their own language. So, with that in mind, here we go.

"Using the saying 'like a boss' makes you sound derp".

/God, shoot me.

"Like a boss" and "protip" are usually good indicators to come into the thread and make fun of the submitter without bothering with the link or topic at hand.

I never said the sparrow wasn't cool.


Like I said, "usually".

Also, it's not as if the wipers could have knocked the sparrow off; their feet are made to not be dislodged.

Apparently the motion was just not threatening to the sparrow, so it didn't do anything. Not like it had to hold on more strongly.
 
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