No broadband at home, a new career, and a blog platform that makes kittens cry.
And then there’s
I have no idea what your alphanumeric string means… but what’s up with the new career?
The alphanumeric string means that anyone can–never mind.
The new career, well, it says ‘(former)’ up there, right? Things are taking interesting turns. Stayed tuned.
Most lab rats become “former” by being sacrificed, no?
‘R78KG7Y8VQTY’ is an expression of extreme profanity that has spread in relatively recent epochs throughout the fissile robot cultures of Aldebaran-VII. It is believed to have started among helium-scoops roving the upper atmosphere of that gas giant, and spread to a number of surrounding platforms and moons. Its meaning is obscure, however a close rendering suggests comparisons between any carbon-based life-form and one’s mother.
My apologies – it seems that I’ve inadvertently broken two of the user guidelines – by posting a profanity, and not only that, a profanity in a language other than English. I claim in mitigation that (a) committing such sins simultaneously cancel them out as separate transgressions, and (b) Richard started it. But hey, as I always advise Crox Minor to say in response to school bullies, futue te ipsum .
Let her use the full quote, please
FUTUE TE ET IPSUM CABALLUM
Wow, that horse race.
Ah, but where’s the bit about “…that you rode in on?” Or is that simply implied without needing to be stated explicitly?
Evidently we need a classical scholar in here.
The best Latin put-down I ever came across was in Derek Jarman’s film Sebastiane (done entirely in Latin) where one character insulted the other by shouting at him the name of that well known historical and literary character Oedipus.
Hahaha! That (Oedipus) is the best swear ever. Totally inappropriate for NN though, so it can’t possibly be translated to English, thus not only excluding non-English-speaking folks from the network, but now also those without classical training. No wonder we have that reputation…
But… but… where is the SCIENCE in this post?
Ooh, ooh, someone’s gonna get a wag of the finger! [Grin]
Unless Richard’s reference to kittens crying was a sly reference to what, in scientific plain language, we would call an in vivo study of the feline lacrimatory apparatus?
Assuming he has the proper Home Office permits, of course.
Now, now, let’s keep the U2 song titles out of this, shall we?
[Zooropa, folks… check the Zooropa>/i> album.]
Among other things, that R78KG7Y8VQTY thing makes me want to grind brooch pins into my eyes. Not as bad as trying to read a string of Tweets though.
Wasn’t Sebastiane the first non-pr0n movie to show an erect (human) penis? It was filmed on an odd film size and screened such that the offending implement was ‘tucked away’ off screen, as it were.
Bugger. I just realized I meant Pop, not Zooropa. Ah well, hardly relevant now anyway.
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