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  • Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
    TIL that that chain is named after a fictional restaurant from a movie
  • Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
  • Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Law_Weed

    actual name of actual Florida Man
  • "you duck spawn, refined creature, you try to be cynical, yokel, but all that comes out of it is that you're a dunce!!!!! you duck plug!"
    Should've become a judge. "I am the Law!"
  • "you duck spawn, refined creature, you try to be cynical, yokel, but all that comes out of it is that you're a dunce!!!!! you duck plug!"
    Three-stage suborbital rocket field-tested by Polish Aerospace Works No. 1.

    I didn't even know there's such a thing as "Polish Aerospace Works", of whichever number, let alone that they have a rocketry program.

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    (Also, I've had this moment of realization that I'm treating this thread like our own r/nottheonion.)
  • Same here, but that's because for me r/NotTheOnion fits the same mental space as these kind of comments/news.
  • Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
    oops, i mispasted

    but that's a funny thing to post anyway

    but here's what i was looking for



    found this while looking for the Polish cow meme
  • "you duck spawn, refined creature, you try to be cynical, yokel, but all that comes out of it is that you're a dunce!!!!! you duck plug!"
    A family member of mine got this one once the story spread, because it was just too good an opportunity to pass up. It was even advertised for what it sings. I wouldn't be surprised to hear sales went up after it made news, and I'm pretty sure they actually did in Poland.
  • Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
    that's going on the list of Polish national practical jokes
  • Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
    There is a former governor of the U.S. state of Idaho named Butch Otter.

    He was married to Gay Simplot for 28 years (after which they divorced). He was lieutenant governor back then.

    So, yes, Idaho did elect Butch Otter who was married to Gay Otter.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butch_Otter
  • "you duck spawn, refined creature, you try to be cynical, yokel, but all that comes out of it is that you're a dunce!!!!! you duck plug!"
    Aye, I remember one or two bad (dad?) jokes about the sprinter Tyson Gay.

    Also, the word directly translatable as "cock" or "dick" is a legit surname here. And yeah, you can say it must be "hard" to bear that name.
  • Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
    i mean, "Dick" is a typical given name in English too.
  • "you duck spawn, refined creature, you try to be cynical, yokel, but all that comes out of it is that you're a dunce!!!!! you duck plug!"
    Yeah, perhaps the name I mentioned used to mean something inocuous back in the past. (And you can still be a Richie.) "Gay" seems to be rapidly approaching this situation, since I can't quite imagine anyone earnestly using it to mean "joyful" or whatnot anymore.
  • edited 2022-05-28 20:54:06
    Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human



    Discretion is adviced. (Why does "discretion is adviced" mean what it means?)
    It basically means that someone recommends that you be discreet, which means "Respectful of privacy or secrecy; exercising caution in order to avoid causing embarrassment; quiet; diplomatic."

    "Discreet" should not be confused with "discrete", meaning separate/countable (particularly in a mathematical sense), even though they're pronounced the same and are etymologically related. "Discretion" seems like it could be a noun form of both adjectives.
  • "you duck spawn, refined creature, you try to be cynical, yokel, but all that comes out of it is that you're a dunce!!!!! you duck plug!"
    "Discretion" seems like it could be a noun form of both adjectives.
    For this reason, discretion is also advised when you do computer-assisted calculations.

    Concerning that LARP: I haven't heard of it, but I know that in Germany there's a huuuge community of people LARPing as Native Americans. Karl May is to blame. I've heard there are also Polish off-shoots, but it's nowhere as popular.
  • edited 2022-06-16 02:57:21
    Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
    I just found this:
    the only thing I can say about Detroit vs Cleveland is that in Cleveland I have not been detained for over 2 hours talking in circles with law enforcement and the only reason I got out of it is because the law enforcement officer ended up looking up the movie on IMDB.
    what happened
    well I decided that I wanted to go see the movie goon 2 a couple years back, however the movie was only going to be played in Canadian theaters when it first came out. I decided that was a good excuse to use my passport card so I invited a couple friends to go with me and they agreed to go. The day of every single friend backed out last minute and I decided I had already made plans and I am going to this movie (as well as picking up an energy drink that I enjoy over there). Now living in Southern Ohio the closest border crossing is Detroit and Windsor (unless I want to take the ferry over in Sandusky however that seems to be more time consuming). So I drive up to Detroit cross the Ambassador Bridge and when I talked to the mountie he right off the back knew that the movie was only being shown in Canada.

    I go see the movie and since this is the first time I crossed the Ambassador Bridge back into America I had no idea if I was supposed to pay in American money or Canadian money so I pulled out 20 Canadian dollars from ATM, as I got to the Border I discovered the duty-free store and being hopelessly addicted to cigarettes decided to pick up a couple cartons because I didn't read the rules on how much tobacco I was allowed to bring over.

    I then get to the American border which from my understanding is technically Detroit and when the Border agent asked if I had anything to declare I said " two bottles of whiskey, a case of beer, and 218 cigarettes". The guy asked me to repeat myself so I did, he then asked what was I doing in Canada so I told him I was going to go see goon 2 and he asked me why I didn't see it in America. After explaining that the movie was not released in America he warranted this as a bit suspicious and asked me if I had any Canadian money on me and who I went to see it with. Me being the naive idiot that I am told him the truth that I went to go see it by myself and I had 20 Canadian dollars because I had no idea if the Ambassador Bridge took American dollars or Canadian dollars when I cross over.

    Once I explain this I had a shotgun pointed at me and was told firmly and politely to get out of my car and that I am going to be searched. As I hop out of the car being a bit nervous with knowing the fact that I have guns pointed at me the border patrol agent asked me why I was nervous, so I told him the story about the last time I had a police officer pointing a gun at me and the conclusion that happened ( which long story short was a very racist remark by the police officer). The officer (who was black) then looked at me and told me to stop being a pussy and proceeded to tell me a story about how one time he got arrested on a case of mistaken identity and was held for a couple hours in jail with his arms Shackled above his head while officers demanded he admit that he was a different guy. That's when it clicked with me where I was and I immediately responded with I'm in Detroit arnt I? At that point I was politely but firmly escorted at gunpoint into the office.

    They then set Me Down and this is how the line of questioning went, " so how much heroin are you running from Canada?" "I don't have any drugs" "so what you're saying is you took the drugs in Canada" " I did not do any drugs" " so you're running the heroin from Canada" "No" "Now what were you doing in Canada again?" "Going to watch Goon 2" "So you went to go watch goon 2 and do heroin in Canada?" "No" "So you're running the heroin from Canada how much are you running?"

    This line of questioning repeated itself for 2 hours until I finally got upset and politely pointed out that I live in the middle of the heroin belt and since I live close to where I-70 and I-75 intersect (in Dayton) the heroin in the area is predominantly from Mexico and not Canada and if I was trying to open a new trade route Not only would I be hunted by the Mexican drug cartel but I won't be able to make any money because that garbage was incredibly cheap at the time, I then pointed out that if I was going to do drugs I was probably going to do it Stateside so I didn't have to deal with the Canadian mounties or the US Border Patrol. At that point the officer was so frustrated that he pulled up IMDb looked up the movie and found out it was only being released in Canada.

    At least in Cleveland the law enforcement is entirely aware where the drugs are coming from, the location of where I live and would have not wasted my time asking stupid questions when clearly I was not showing any signs of opioid usage nor did I look like or do I look like a runner. then finally to add insult to injury the state of Michigan charge me freaking import tax on the alcohol and cigarettes. since that incident I do everything in my power to avoid Detroit like the plague or if I have to go over the Ambassador Bridge I keep a detailed itinerary every single place I was at as well as receipts. I also forgot to mention that I was so shook by the incident that I ended up taking the wrong interstate and ended up at Joe Louis Arena only to find out that if I would have not been stopped by the border patrol I would have been able to watch a hockey game.

    I've left off the names because this seems like a bit of an iffy thing to be public, but these are publicly-visible comments in a comments section.

    Specifically, in the comments of this video:
    That's the second in a series; I suggest watching the first one first. They're both short. And also regional humor.
  • edited 2022-06-16 09:47:45
    "you duck spawn, refined creature, you try to be cynical, yokel, but all that comes out of it is that you're a dunce!!!!! you duck plug!"
    Gotta say Canada isn't a place that immediately springs to my mind when I think of drug running.

    (edit: unless by "drugs" we mean "medicines". Kind of sad.)
  • edited 2022-06-19 04:26:45
    Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
    i just on a whim wrote up the following as a text-only version of a biome meme:
    GO TO VISIT POLAND

    * they have piano music
    * squatters
    * very much pope
    * censored pope
    * history, and now angling to push the big red button
    * correct use of the letter z

    on a scale of cringe to dapper pooh, how would you rate this joke? @lrdgck
  • "you duck spawn, refined creature, you try to be cynical, yokel, but all that comes out of it is that you're a dunce!!!!! you duck plug!"
    Remember how that one time, you said you once thought Poland is about piano music and sad history? If we stick to cringe/dapper pooh, that'd be on the cringe side, the dapper side would be what you say here.

    tl;dr I approve
  • edited 2022-07-03 02:56:42
    Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Miami/comments/cbhy8k/fuck_these_ducks/

    NSFW warning: a handful of the comments genuinely talk about duck sexual organs.

    But mostly that's not what "fuck" means in this thread though.
  • "you duck spawn, refined creature, you try to be cynical, yokel, but all that comes out of it is that you're a dunce!!!!! you duck plug!"
    I'm not sure if I quite grasped the overall mood of that thread, but I left convinced that you guys know how to party.
  • edited 2022-07-03 21:20:23
    Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
    That particular species of duck, which is native to Central America (despite the name "Muscovy", which is a misnomer), and which is a rather unusual species since it's not related to the usual mallard (which is the source of the familiar domestic duck), has a big feral population in south Florida, descended from some captive birds. (You can tell they're the feral kind because they've got a lot more white on their feathers and a lot more red on the wattle on their head. The wild ones are much blacker. You can spot those around like south Texas and Mexico.)

    It's been remarked before that they can live in parking lots, which they in fact can do.

    So they're kinda everywhere. They're also noticeably pretty big. But on the other hand they're very chill around people.

    If not for concerns over what they've eaten, I'd totally say people should go ahead and eat them. They are supposed to be edible and have been farmed for their meat for hundreds or thousands of years.

    Same with iguanas, for that matter.
  • edited 2022-07-04 15:50:06
    Iguanas get eaten in rural areas around here, though us city-dwellers find it weird. Supposedly they taste like chicken.
    It's also the archetypical meat-sold-while-claiming-it's-something-else.
  • "you duck spawn, refined creature, you try to be cynical, yokel, but all that comes out of it is that you're a dunce!!!!! you duck plug!"
    It's also the archetypical meat-sold-while-claiming-it's-something-else.
    Around here, that usually happens in jokes, you know which kind, about low-end "Sino-Vietnamese" fast food joints. (Not exclusively, but usually so.)

    Apart from that, the kind of I-ate-what dish might be the steak tartare or a tripe stew, or the blood soup, but I don't remember anything more extreme. Well, perhaps excepting rabbit, if you are a child and realize to your horror the fluffy bunnies your grandma/uncle keeps aren't for petting. (Note: not my experience, if you were asking.)

    Tell us how the duckies taste when you grab some off your local parking lot, Glenn!
  • edited 2022-07-05 01:57:22
    Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
    The distance between my current situation and the possibility of grabbing these ducks off the parking lot and roasting them myself is a very big distance.

    That said, at least it's legal to just grab them off the parking lot and roast them, as far as I know. (There might be a rule saying that I'd have to humanely kill the duck, but actually removing the duck from the wild is legal.)

    Whether it's good for one's health to eat the result is unknown.

    How to roast a duck is also something I have yet to figure out. I'm a bad survivalist, sorry.
  • Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
    gratuitous pikachu car
  • Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
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