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2012-11-21 08:48:16 AM
blogcampaigning.com
 
2012-11-21 09:20:12 AM
What an idiot. He's obviously never heard "Radar Rider" and "Heartbeat"...it would be hard to forget him after that.
 
2012-11-21 09:30:28 AM
media.247sports.com
 
2012-11-21 09:30:32 AM
well, at least he didn't write...
 
2012-11-21 09:32:21 AM

TexasPeace: well, at least he didn't write...


Attractive and successful African-American rigged

/amirite?
 
2012-11-21 09:32:26 AM
images.wikia.com

Damnit Jerry.
 
2012-11-21 09:32:43 AM
I looked this up before -- apparently both versions are acceptable.
 
2012-11-21 09:32:46 AM
THAT'S RACIAL PURIST!!
 
2012-11-21 09:32:58 AM

ChipNASA: TexasPeace: well, at least he didn't write...

Attractive and successful African-American rigged

/amirite?


Oh and no filter there....I did type it exactly like that. by the way
 
2012-11-21 09:33:15 AM
Auto-correct, how does it work?


/and some say this generation isn't completely dependent on technology
 
2012-11-21 09:33:25 AM
And subby had too many g's in his alphabits this morning...

/subby
//2nd failure of the day...and it is only 9:30am
 
2012-11-21 09:33:53 AM
Why the hell would you want to work in your car? I get in my car to get awy from the idiots at the office I dont want emails from them. Unless he is planning world war 3 I doubt he needs all that, but what the hell so people are work junkies.
 
2012-11-21 09:34:22 AM
Succesfully and attractively rigged is the common southern expression
 
2012-11-21 09:35:05 AM

TexasPeace: well, at least he didn't write...


What???

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-21 09:35:39 AM

Gleeman: Auto-correct, how does it work?


/and some say this generation isn't completely dependent on technology


Jury- rigged and Jerry- rigged are both acceptable, actually.
 
2012-11-21 09:36:14 AM

ChipNASA: Attractive and successful African-American rigged


Beat me to it... Still my favorite filter.
 
2012-11-21 09:36:36 AM

Arkanaut: I looked this up before -- apparently both versions are acceptable.


Is this serious? This is an honest question, because I always heard the phrase "Jerry-rigged" referred to the various ways soldiers would use the empty fuel cans (Jerry cans) in WW1 or 2. With just some tin snips they would make all sorts of metal contraptions to make life in a military camp better. Whereas "Jury rigging" is when a member of the jury in a court case gets compromised, or otherwise influenced to vote in a predetermined manner?
 
2012-11-21 09:37:01 AM
img3.allvoices.com
 
2012-11-21 09:38:03 AM
If only some group of his peers could decide whether any grammatical or spelling laws were broken and deserve punishment.
 
2012-11-21 09:38:17 AM
..."jury riggged"...

Ha ha! Subby misspelled "rigged".
 
2012-11-21 09:39:22 AM
Depending on what he does for a living (he could be self employed or a road warrior), a mobile office like this could be viable. Not while driving, of course. But if you spend a significant part of your time driving from client to client, going back to the office to get paper work done is not viable.

Personally, I would just use coffee shops, but this seems viable as well.
 
2012-11-21 09:39:35 AM

ChipNASA: TexasPeace: well, at least he didn't write...

Attractive and successful African-American rigged

/amirite?


The politically correct term is Afro-engineering
 
2012-11-21 09:39:49 AM
Wigger wrigged
 
2012-11-21 09:40:32 AM

my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: Arkanaut: I looked this up before -- apparently both versions are acceptable.

Is this serious? This is an honest question, because I always heard the phrase "Jerry-rigged" referred to the various ways soldiers would use the empty fuel cans (Jerry cans) in WW1 or 2. With just some tin snips they would make all sorts of metal contraptions to make life in a military camp better. Whereas "Jury rigging" is when a member of the jury in a court case gets compromised, or otherwise influenced to vote in a predetermined manner?


Actually, I was wrong: Link

There is a British term "jerry-built", which implies shoddy workmanship. The "jury" in "jury-rig" is an old nautical term and has nothing to do with legal proceedings.
 
2012-11-21 09:40:40 AM
A 62 mph zone? Couldn't just leave it in KPH... Maybe that would confuse Americans though.
 
2012-11-21 09:41:08 AM
Jerry-rigged?


www.networkpanda.com
Das ist rassistisch!
 
2012-11-21 09:41:16 AM
Kinda like "hone" and "home" as in "in".
 
2012-11-21 09:41:26 AM

Greek: Gleeman: Auto-correct, how does it work?


/and some say this generation isn't completely dependent on technology

Jury- rigged and Jerry- rigged are both acceptable, actually.


Guess I was thinking of this:

Jury rigging refers to makeshift repairs or temporary contrivances, made with only the tools and materials that happen to be on hand. Originally a nautical term, on sailing ships a jury rig is a replacement mast and yards improvised in case of damage or loss of the original mast.

The phrase "jerry-built" has a separate origin and implies shoddy workmanship not necessarily of a temporary nature.
 
2012-11-21 09:42:46 AM
Jury rigged and jerry rigged mean the same thing, but jury rigged was here first. [source]
 
2012-11-21 09:42:48 AM

Gleeman: Greek: Gleeman: Auto-correct, how does it work?


/and some say this generation isn't completely dependent on technology

Jury- rigged and Jerry- rigged are both acceptable, actually.

Guess I was thinking of this:

Jury rigging refers to makeshift repairs or temporary contrivances, made with only the tools and materials that happen to be on hand. Originally a nautical term, on sailing ships a jury rig is a replacement mast and yards improvised in case of damage or loss of the original mast.

The phrase "jerry-built" has a separate origin and implies shoddy workmanship not necessarily of a temporary nature.


And if it was built by someone with a small school, liberal arts education, it was drury rigged
 
2012-11-21 09:42:54 AM
riggged?
 
2012-11-21 09:42:58 AM

offmymeds: ..."jury riggged"...

Ha ha! Subby misspelled "rigged".


Nice. Now let the REAL pointing and laughing begin!

Mods/admins... please don't fix this petard, it is in use hoisting its owner.
 
2012-11-21 09:43:06 AM
I know cops in America have a setup that looks a hell of a lot like this in their squad cars. Is this the case in Deutschland?
 
2012-11-21 09:43:24 AM
So, I will toss this into the mix...

duck tape or duct tape?
 
2012-11-21 09:44:27 AM

MycroftHolmes: So, I will toss this into the mix...

duck tape or duct tape?


Duct.......
 
Or EB Green
 
Or 100 mph tape.
 
2012-11-21 09:45:16 AM
Would it be insensitive to refer to an improvised setup in Germany as being "jerry-rigged?"
 
2012-11-21 09:45:18 AM

for good or for awesome: I know cops in America have a setup that looks a hell of a lot like this in their squad cars. Is this the case in Deutschland?


Came here to say "Huh, looks like a cop car" but you sin this round.
 
2012-11-21 09:45:42 AM
Rigger, please!
 
2012-11-21 09:45:48 AM

factoryconnection: offmymeds: ..."jury riggged"...

Ha ha! Subby misspelled "rigged".

Nice. Now let the REAL pointing and laughing begin!

Mods/admins... please don't fix this petard, it is in use hoisting its owner.


Wonder if this was yet another by my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food?
 
2012-11-21 09:45:55 AM
"sin"? WTF...
I give up, you win. Or sin, I don't care.
 
2012-11-21 09:47:12 AM

UberDave: What an idiot. He's obviously never heard "Radar Rider" and "Heartbeat"...it would be hard to forget him after that.


having seen "heavy metal" at the prime age of 13, i appreciate this post.
 
2012-11-21 09:47:13 AM

MycroftHolmes: So, I will toss this into the mix...

duck tape or duct tape?


i just chomping at the bit for this answer.
 
2012-11-21 09:47:51 AM

Bartleby the Scrivener: MycroftHolmes: So, I will toss this into the mix...

duck tape or duct tape?

i just chomping at the bit for this answer.


Pfft, I could care less.
 
2012-11-21 09:49:00 AM

foxyshadis: factoryconnection: offmymeds: ..."jury riggged"...

Ha ha! Subby misspelled "rigged".

Nice. Now let the REAL pointing and laughing begin!

Mods/admins... please don't fix this petard, it is in use hoisting its owner.

Wonder if this was yet another by my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food?


See post at 9:33:25

/Slow day at work so I get to fark more than normal.
//i.e. I get to own up to my poor spelling/typing skills and bath in the warm waves of criticism
/So it goes.
 
2012-11-21 09:49:07 AM
Jerry-rigged? Here here!
 
2012-11-21 09:50:02 AM

Fear_and_Loathing: MycroftHolmes: So, I will toss this into the mix...

duck tape or duct tape?

Duct.......
 
Or EB Green
 
Or 100 mph tape.


I have heard two origin stories for this tape. While duct seems the more obvious answer, duct tape is not very good on ducts. It is good, however, for waterproofing. One story is that it was used to waterproof ammo containers during WW2, where the end result was described as 'water off a ducks back'.
 
2012-11-21 09:51:08 AM

Onkel Buck: ChipNASA: TexasPeace: well, at least he didn't write...

Attractive and successful African-American rigged

/amirite?

The politically correct term is Afro-engggineering



FTFY
 
2012-11-21 09:52:41 AM

my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: Arkanaut: I looked this up before -- apparently both versions are acceptable.

Is this serious? This is an honest question, because I always heard the phrase "Jerry-rigged" referred to the various ways soldiers would use the empty fuel cans (Jerry cans) in WW1 or 2. With just some tin snips they would make all sorts of metal contraptions to make life in a military camp better. Whereas "Jury rigging" is when a member of the jury in a court case gets compromised, or otherwise influenced to vote in a predetermined manner?


"Jury rigging" has nothing to do with court cases. It's from a sailing term, using a different sense of the word "jury" (meaning makeshift) and a different sense of the word "rigging" (meaning the system of ropes that support the mast).
 
2012-11-21 09:53:46 AM

Stile4aly: Would it be insensitive to refer to an improvised setup in Germany as being "jerry-rigged?"


That's what I always thought it meant. And I'm of German descent.
 
2012-11-21 10:01:45 AM
"Jury rigged" is the correct spelling."Jerry rigged" is something idiots came up with after the fact that also became acceptable.
 
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