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306 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 27 Nov 2021 at 2:50 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-11-27 12:59:26 PM  
If you push too hard you'll strain yourself and get hemorrhoids.
 
2021-11-27 1:40:33 PM  
The one time I made the Not Newsletter for a 'Funny' post was from a post I made from my phone while just waking up, so I'd say this guy is onto something here.
 
2021-11-27 2:55:41 PM  

Sarah Jessica Farker: The one time I made the Not Newsletter for a 'Funny' post was from a post I made from my phone while just waking up, so I'd say this guy is onto something here.


Yep - it's Fark.  You craft some masterful farking mathematically hilarious masterpiece, and it gets one sarcastic smart and is ignored.  You snap out a one sentence piece of tired bullshiat from your phone when you're half-asleep?   112 funnies and 23 replies
 
2021-11-27 3:23:00 PM  
I was one drink and bowled a perfect game: not one pin.

That same night I won back to back games of 9-ball on the breaking ball.

So, sure, stuff happens when you swing wild.

Ok, time to rtfa.
 
2021-11-27 3:24:30 PM  

Smackledorfer: I was one drink and bowled a perfect game: not one pin.

That same night I won back to back games of 9-ball on the breaking ball.

So, sure, stuff happens when you swing wild.

Ok, time to rtfa.


Once drunk.

Goddamn autocorrect is on point today.
 
2021-11-27 3:25:43 PM  
Subby has waaay more focus than I do, that rambling screed was hard to follow.

But the headline makes sense. I used to prepare for job interviews, prepare my speeches and questions, do extensive research on the company, etc. The more I prepare for interviews, the more I bomb them. Now all the preparation I do is maybe have the job description open, comb my hair, and put on a nice shirt.

/I don't comb my hair.
 
2021-11-27 3:33:26 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Sarah Jessica Farker: The one time I made the Not Newsletter for a 'Funny' post was from a post I made from my phone while just waking up, so I'd say this guy is onto something here.

Yep - it's Fark.  You craft some masterful farking mathematically hilarious masterpiece, and it gets one sarcastic smart and is ignored.  You snap out a one sentence piece of tired bullshiat from your phone when you're half-asleep?   112 funnies and 23 replies


Leftover stuffing and gravy only gets better with time, until it doesn't.
 
2021-11-27 4:07:40 PM  

Sarah Jessica Farker: The one time I made the Not Newsletter for a 'Funny' post was from a post I made from my phone while just waking up, so I'd say this guy is onto something here.


Most of the comments that I think are my most brilliant don't even get a single funny or smart
 
2021-11-27 4:31:42 PM  
So I am really getting a kick out of most of these replies. Some of you guys are very good at making it sound like you know what you are talking about. But trust me.... You don't. I think you just want to make yourself sound smart, when in reality you don't know what you are talking about. This is how bad info gets passed around. If you don't know about the topic....Don't make yourself sound like you do. Cuz some Farkers believe anything they hear."
 
2021-11-27 4:37:16 PM  
pounddawg:

Stay on your cabin there, Ace.
 
2021-11-27 4:43:28 PM  
I did a lot of hard work, got injured, had a rough couple of years. Moved.
Now it's turned around. I'm back at school, taking video production.
Subject of my project for the intro class is a small stone chapel in the local cemetery. Beautiful thing. The architect was born locally and it was a community project.

His name was Wirt Rowland

So it's due for a restoration and goddamned if I'm not going to do everything I can to see it gets done. I'm doing a reconnaissance survey of the property and and I've found a grant.
One of the requirements is a consult with a real architect.
On the pro bono list is the CEO of the firm he worked for and who wrote a letter to Harvard that got him accepted as a special student.
It's going to be too easy and it fell into my lap.

Big goal is a PBS grant to do his whole story
 
2021-11-27 4:57:11 PM  
Procrastination has paid off for me 99.9% of the time.

Last-minute often means a sudden brilliant, even autochthonous, brain spark along just the right synapses.

/ as always, ymmv
 
2021-11-27 5:08:51 PM  

pounddawg: So I am really getting a kick out of most of these replies. Some of you guys are very good at making it sound like you know what you are talking about. But trust me.... You don't. I think you just want to make yourself sound smart, when in reality you don't know what you are talking about. This is how bad info gets passed around. If you don't know about the topic....Don't make yourself sound like you do. Cuz some Farkers believe anything they hear."


what are you, new? if people didn't talk out their ass about things they knew nothing of we'd have nothing to read here on Fark. jeez cris. any body can buy a encyclopedia if you want facts.
 
2021-11-27 5:33:23 PM  
The Army has this concept down to a science. I would spend weeks working on something no one else in the company could do, and at the end of it all the 1SG would say "good work, SGT". Then a month later I'd successfully tie my boots and I'm getting a Army Commendation Medal pinned on me. I'd ask my leadership why it was that way, and got told it's because the CSM periodically says "let's give out some medals" and the 1SG just selects people and the award text doesn't mean all too much. So my award was, supposedly, for all the cool stuff I had been doing, but they selected the boot tying success because it was my latest achievement.
 
2021-11-27 6:23:59 PM  

roostercube: The Army has this concept down to a science. I would spend weeks working on something no one else in the company could do, and at the end of it all the 1SG would say "good work, SGT". Then a month later I'd successfully tie my boots and I'm getting a Army Commendation Medal pinned on me. I'd ask my leadership why it was that way, and got told it's because the CSM periodically says "let's give out some medals" and the 1SG just selects people and the award text doesn't mean all too much. So my award was, supposedly, for all the cool stuff I had been doing, but they selected the boot tying success because it was my latest achievement.


Navy was similar, heard similar stuff from AF people too.  Marines not as much, but some.  It's pretty much motivational bullshiat at that level
 
2021-11-27 6:47:10 PM  

Fano: Sarah Jessica Farker: The one time I made the Not Newsletter for a 'Funny' post was from a post I made from my phone while just waking up, so I'd say this guy is onto something here.

Most of the comments that I think are my most brilliant don't even get a single funny or smart


I once got north of 200 funnies for a picture caption referencing Trump's piss fetish I made while half asleep.

It later got deleted for referring to deleted comment. I think a mod didn't like it when the thread devolved into pareidolia at Sarah Huckabee Sanders fat knee and just nuked half the thread.

/still bitter
 
2021-11-27 7:01:47 PM  

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: Fano: Sarah Jessica Farker: The one time I made the Not Newsletter for a 'Funny' post was from a post I made from my phone while just waking up, so I'd say this guy is onto something here.

Most of the comments that I think are my most brilliant don't even get a single funny or smart

I once got north of 200 funnies for a picture caption referencing Trump's piss fetish I made while half asleep.

It later got deleted for referring to deleted comment. I think a mod didn't like it when the thread devolved into pareidolia at Sarah Huckabee Sanders fat knee and just nuked half the thread.

/still bitter


Oh damn. Nothing more disappointing for me than seeing all my other posts with nothing  and then (deleted -referencing a deleted comment) 15 smart 30 funny

But what was post???
 
2021-11-27 7:17:00 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: roostercube: The Army has this concept down to a science. I would spend weeks working on something no one else in the company could do, and at the end of it all the 1SG would say "good work, SGT". Then a month later I'd successfully tie my boots and I'm getting a Army Commendation Medal pinned on me. I'd ask my leadership why it was that way, and got told it's because the CSM periodically says "let's give out some medals" and the 1SG just selects people and the award text doesn't mean all too much. So my award was, supposedly, for all the cool stuff I had been doing, but they selected the boot tying success because it was my latest achievement.

Navy was similar, heard similar stuff from AF people too.  Marines not as much, but some.  It's pretty much motivational bullshiat at that level


Conditioning through positive reinforcement works really well
 
2021-11-27 7:34:23 PM  

cretinbob: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: roostercube: The Army has this concept down to a science. I would spend weeks working on something no one else in the company could do, and at the end of it all the 1SG would say "good work, SGT". Then a month later I'd successfully tie my boots and I'm getting a Army Commendation Medal pinned on me. I'd ask my leadership why it was that way, and got told it's because the CSM periodically says "let's give out some medals" and the 1SG just selects people and the award text doesn't mean all too much. So my award was, supposedly, for all the cool stuff I had been doing, but they selected the boot tying success because it was my latest achievement.

Navy was similar, heard similar stuff from AF people too.  Marines not as much, but some.  It's pretty much motivational bullshiat at that level

Conditioning through positive reinforcement works really well


Sure - the military as an institution has one of the best understandings of human manipulation that exist.  They have to - what they're manipulating people into requires some fairly serious brainwashing.  That's not all negative mind you - most of us are not really born ready to kill each other for impersonal reasons, that needs to be taught.  And in order to do a proper job in the military, you need to be able to do that.  It's farked up, but it's necessary.  All the bells, whistles ceremonials - all part of what enables that

/doesn't make them fake or useless, mind you
//they've discovered what sort of thing really creates a group mindset at that level, and that's what they do
///positive, negative - both are less important than, "Does it work?"  If so, that's what they'll go with
////all that is at the institutional level of course - individual situations may vary a wee bit
 
2021-11-27 7:45:50 PM  
Teaching is not brain washing. A shiat ton of people could use some of those skills.

Television and Facebook is where the brainwashing comes from.
 
2021-11-27 7:46:28 PM  
But I get what you're saying.
 
2021-11-27 7:48:11 PM  
Never put off until tomorrow what you can put off until next week.
 
2021-11-27 8:06:52 PM  
I think this guy is missing but not too far off.  There is an excellent argument against perfectionism, which I and other experts think is bad becuase it paralyzes.

No one can be perfect, so why try?

This arguement is instead, go for it.

The weeds are how much effort is needed. Which is not a quantifiable answer.  So ....good luck
 
2021-11-27 8:09:17 PM  
sorry for self quote I started off meaning to quote our surgery maxim
"The enemy of good is perfect"

So, get it good enough and then don't poke at it...causing holes and bleeding and stuff.

/happy thanksgiving weekend
//omicron
///omg
 
2021-11-27 9:15:30 PM  
Comparing Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story to some of his chromatic pieces, someone said "He can do anything he doesn't put his mind to."
 
2021-11-27 10:41:08 PM  
I've always had this thing where even though I view myself as being kind of lazy, don't particularly care about being a good employee, and spend a lot of my time goofing off on my phone, I'm always one of the top employees at whatever job I'm working. It made no sense until I eventually realized that by taking the time to blow off steam and relax in-between assignments, or even during, I didn't burn out before the end of the week. So I consistently accomplished more work over time than other employees who go balls to the wall trying to get things done and subsequently crash and burn by lunch time on Thursday.

Though the downside is that I'm limited in the kinds of jobs I can do. I can't do hyper-corporate jobs where every minute of your day is accounted for and micro-managed. Which is like, most jobs these days. But if you toss me into a job where I'm left alone to work and manage my own time then I outshine most everyone else doing the same job.
 
2021-11-28 2:48:05 AM  
Funny, odd or ...? One of my unique "talents" is being able to distinguish between Chinese, Japanese & Korean print/writing, a reason I was hired at UPS, to help redirect lost packages. Yet, I can't read a word in any of the languages. Go figure. I could just get them in the correct container on the right aircraft at our airport to make sure they got to their destination. I do speak a few languaes (German, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese) but no Asian languages. Go figure, eh? I don't know why I can distinguish between them; it probably comes from my decades in the Navy and just wandering the streets in Pacific ports trying to puzzle out signs & enjoying the architecture. Somehow it clicked somewhere in my brain. I never had a package returned as a failure after I sent it on after the labels were lost in 20 years. While it wasn't my primary job, I enjoyed getting called to see if I could reckon where it was supposed to go or came from. Now, someone takes a photo and someone somewhere else reads the label. Much more efficient and fewer packages lost for shorter periods, as it should be.
 
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