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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7540 on: March 15, 2020, 04:07:34 pm »
If there was ever any good to come of this latest virus outbreak, it's that I finally got to see true "murderous Canadian rage," lol:

https://www.unilad.co.uk/viral/kid-gives-most-adult-response-to-missing-out-on-disneyland/
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7541 on: March 15, 2020, 04:15:14 pm »
Calling in sick is frowned upon in South Korea, where "good work" equals long hours in the office. Workers fear that taking the day off would inconvenience colleagues and give their bosses a bad impression of them.

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/covid-19-questions-raised-about-the-culture-of-going-to-work-sick-in-south-korea-as

"The regular Korean mindset is that the world would collapse if we stay at home instead of going to work. But now we know that nothing happens, and things are better if we stay at home. That's the silver lining of the coronavirus outbreak."



Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7542 on: March 16, 2020, 12:11:55 am »
For those of you who haven't had the pleasure, here is a video of how some Italians have chosen to deal with their quarantine, followed by a link to a German response video.

There are many videos showing Italians doing this, but this is my favorite:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q734VN0N7hw

https://www.facebook.com/sahraewings/videos/10163282358920096/


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7543 on: March 17, 2020, 07:18:09 am »
Peterson’s daughter Mikhaila, a 28-year-old food blogger, posted a brief but dramatic video claiming that she and her father had traveled to Russia in early January seeking an unorthodox treatment for his physical dependence on the drug clonazepam. Dependency goes against the core tenets of Peterson’s philosophical brand: stoicism, self-reliance, the power of the will over circumstance and environment. “No one gets away with anything, ever, so take responsibility for your own life,” he admonished in his bestselling self-help book 12 Rules for Life.

According to Mikhaila, he nearly died several times during his medical ordeal. After weeks in intensive care, he was unable to speak or write and was taking anti-seizure medicine.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/newrepublic.com/amp/article/156829/happened-jordan-peterson

Mikhaila blames Western medicine for her father’s predicament, and not just because Western doctors prescribed the pills. Allegedly, Peterson’s pneumonia was the fault of a North American hospital, too, though she doesn’t say how she knows that. Mikhaila is essentially weaving her own “hero’s journey” into her father’s ordeal, one in which she brought him to a far-flung clinic that had “the guts” to do what Western doctors wouldn’t. It’s a tale that burnishes her brand as a wellness influencer and shoves aside awkward questions about whether the treatment harmed Peterson.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7544 on: March 17, 2020, 07:20:05 am »
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Maybe Jordan Peterson has permanent brain damage now. I’m sad.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7545 on: March 17, 2020, 09:34:54 am »
Is it worth only taking third-party car insurance here or going with fully comp?   :undecided:


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7546 on: March 17, 2020, 09:59:42 am »
Not a week goes by without seeing a wreck. Fully comp.
75% of foreigners regularly hang out in Itaewon. Only about 0.001% of Koreans do.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7547 on: March 17, 2020, 10:25:05 am »
Not a week goes by without seeing a wreck. Fully comp.

Yeh, I might go with Samsung as it's the cheapest and try and remove the 'fix my own car if it's my fault' part of it. 


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7548 on: March 17, 2020, 10:32:48 am »
You’ll be staying in Korea? Not leaving as earlier intended?


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7549 on: March 17, 2020, 10:40:19 am »
You’ll be staying in Korea? Not leaving as earlier intended?

One more year, as in, a year from now.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7550 on: March 17, 2020, 02:50:59 pm »
Yeah, it will be hard to find a job for quite sometime because of covid-19.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7551 on: March 17, 2020, 08:39:36 pm »
I can't understand this comic. Is it a reference to a movie? What's the punchline?



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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7552 on: March 17, 2020, 08:49:47 pm »
I take it you haven't seen Shawshank Redemption.
CO2 is ashamed of you.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7553 on: March 17, 2020, 09:31:43 pm »
I take it you haven't seen Shawshank Redemption.
CO2 is ashamed of you.

I have seen that movie onelce and it was when I was a teen.

Had you not brought up the name, I wouldn't have got it.

Sorry, bro.
레새 뭐 페르, 커나르드. 에스티 타베르낰 트루 드 볘르즈.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7554 on: March 18, 2020, 08:08:51 am »
I can't understand this comic. Is it a reference to a movie? What's the punchline?
I have seen that movie once and it was when I was a teen.
Had you not brought up the name, I wouldn't have got it.
Sorry, bro.
And now I'm ashamed of CO2 for not being ashamed of you.  :laugh:



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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7555 on: March 18, 2020, 08:17:19 am »
I have seen that movie onelce and it was when I was a teen.

Had you not brought up the name, I wouldn't have got it.

Sorry, bro.

Hey CO2, do you know where these come from? :)

'I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.'
'I'll be back.'
'Say hello to my little friend.'
'Life is like a box of chocolates.'
'The name's Bond, james Bond.'


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7556 on: March 18, 2020, 08:26:13 am »
Hey CO2, do you know where these come from? :)

'I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.' Godfather
'I'll be back.' Terminator
'Say hello to my little friend.' Scarface
'Life is like a box of chocolates.' Forrest Gump
'The name's Bond, james Bond.' Uhhhhhhhhhhh, Casino Royale? haha, or a myriad of other Bond films.

레새 뭐 페르, 커나르드. 에스티 타베르낰 트루 드 볘르즈.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7557 on: March 18, 2020, 08:29:20 am »


Well done, you are a film buff after all!

(I think the last one was Dr No)


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7558 on: March 18, 2020, 08:40:34 am »
'Say hello to my little friend.' Scarface

Wrong.

Mike from Spaced... (0:59 seconds)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5kLk9gfK_w

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #7559 on: March 18, 2020, 08:54:33 am »
레새 뭐 페르, 커나르드. 에스티 타베르낰 트루 드 볘르즈.