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Silly geographical comments (or whatever you'd call this)

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  • ¿Donde está ese abarrotado mercado ahora? ~ Mercaderes inmemoriales
    ...damn, I can't tell which one's not Poland.
  • "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!"
    Belarus is the last. Did you expect it'll be this one?
  • edited 2021-02-03 17:27:50
    Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_McMillan

    The guy who founded the Rent Is Too Damn High Party is...a Florida Man >=D
  • edited 2021-02-03 23:30:35
    "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!"
    Meanwhile in Poland: weather forecaster fired for sporting charity fund logo on air

    edit: oh fug. It would appear they removed the day's forecast from their website. Like, this is a screenshot, I went there to check:

    comment_1612373573vesV5XNVK24gEQIJq3uaPT,w400.jpg

    Take a look if something is missing.
  • edited 2021-02-04 04:54:54
    Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
    hahahahahaha
    nice stealthy omission

    was the dark-haired lady fired
  • "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 can't say for sure, but I think the fired one had fair hair. I think they were meant to alternate. Anyways, she worked there for twenty years and now the TV says her contract just accidentally happened to ran out the day she showed up on air with the little heart sticker the charity gives out to donators. Apparently it ran out so hard it erased her from the record.
  • "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!"
    Meanwhile in Poland: state-funded video game about John Paul II helpful in biology, geography lessons, ministry states
  • Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
    BTW, have you heard of this?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Molasses_Flood

    I only learned of this because it was used a part of the theme for the 2019 MIT Mystery Hunt.
  • "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!"
    Yeeeeah, I did. Surprisingly, Boston. But that was when the centre for crazy shit was further north than today.
  • ¿Donde está ese abarrotado mercado ahora? ~ Mercaderes inmemoriales
    I think I learned about it through Cracked or something similar.
    I just learned about Pedrinho Matador, a Brazilian Youtuber known for his wholesome videos on Christianity and spirituality, and for murdering nearly a hundred people (mostly inmates) and doing things like biting off the heart of his abusive murderer father.
  • "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!"
    Some things you can't quite make up.
  • edited 2021-03-04 20:43:57
    "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!"
    Meanwhile in Poland: Council for Polish Language officially discourages use of the word "Negro"

  • Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
    Meanwhile in Alaska:

    Sailor_Boy_Pilot_Bread_in_Barrow,_Alaska.jpg
    Interbake Foods of Richmond, Virginia, produces most, if not all, of the commercially available hardtack in the United States, under the "Sailor Boy" label. As of January 2015, 98 percent of its production goes to Alaska. Alaskans are among the last to still eat hardtack as a significant part of their normal diet. Originally imported as a food product that could endure the rigors of transportation throughout Alaska, hardtack has remained a favored food even as other, less robust foods have become more readily available. Alaskan law requires all light aircraft to carry "survival gear", including food.[20] Therefore, the blue-and-white Sailor Boy Pilot Bread boxes are ubiquitous at Alaskan airstrips, in cabins, and in virtually every village. Unlike the traditional hardtack recipe, Sailor Boy Pilot Bread contains leavening and vegetable shortening.[21]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardtack
  • ¿Donde está ese abarrotado mercado ahora? ~ Mercaderes inmemoriales
    I wonder what they taste like. I like eating crackers with no accompaniment so I'd probably like having these around.
  • Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
    I'm curious how they taste too.

    Might just taste like crispy communion wafers. Which themselves are super bland.
  • "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!"
    Savory biscuits, I'd guess. One figures they kind of lose their appeal after a month at sea. No wonder sailors were so keen on grog.

    Also, I'm curious if they taste well with pemmican. That's another all-American survival staple.
  • Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
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  • edited 2021-03-22 18:45:36
    "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!"
    If all at once, this is going to be an interesting story.

    Meanwhile in Poland:
    Abstract

    Liturgical calendar for Mars
    This article presents problems related to creating liturgical calendar for Mars colonists, assumed to land on Mars (accordingly to Mars One Project) in year 2024. It consists of five parts: why to colonize space; brief history of Earth calendar; deep correlation of liturgical calendar (e.g. fests) with astronomical events; last two parts present idea of civil Martian calendar and list difficulties related to extraterrestrial liturgical calendar.

    Keywords
    Mars, liturgical calendar, extraterrestrial calendar, Easter, Christmas, canonization

    Marsjański kalendarz liturgiczny. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305952666_Marsjanski_kalendarz_liturgiczny [accessed Mar 22 2021].

    It's actually an interesting read, if on the trivial side, although only the abstract is in English. If treated as an entry-level article, it provides a decent summary of calendar-related matters, and this kind of topic was quite in vogue for our sci-fi for a good few years.

    In other astronomy news, meanwhile in Russia: town bans watching Moon for fear of political agitation
  • Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
    https://la.curbed.com/2015/9/3/9924196/squirrel-battle-east-coast-west-coast-los-angeles

    Wikipedia articles, for reference:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_gray_squirrel
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_squirrel

    For what it's worth, the squirrel I keep seeing around here in south Florida isn't either of those, but this one instead: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_gray_squirrel
  • "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!"
    Near where I live, there used to be classic red squirrels, but for quite a while already most of the squirrels I see tend to be black or sort of dirty-blackish-brown. There is an edgy joke somewhere in there, but for those uninterested in it, I remember reading somewhere that the dark ones are some sort of regional mutation that's currently expanding.
  • "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 saw photos like this one, but there always was the assumption that the tree grew through an already abandoned car.

    Also, I saw this on the website you posted:
    Tenn. woman sentenced to nearly 20 years for child porn, sexual assault of family dog, DOJ says
  • "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!"
    The weirdest recent piece of news from Poland is probably that one about the pope offending the religious feelings of Poles.

    See, somebody took enough offence at a rainbow flag with the words "God loves you as you are", that there is now an official investigation (the state prosecution announced they have requested an expert opinion on the matter). The fun fact is that there are words of Pope Francis, who spoke them to a homosexual person, so you'd be hard-pressed to wring them into anything that could be considered out of context.
  • Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human


    Poland, explain yourself
  • Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
    more "GMH posts about Poland"


    noob2243
    1 year ago

    English: sticking a curse word inside an adjective

    Meanwhile, me in Polish: Meh, that's nothin'! Have you ever heard about sticking a curse word into another curse word... zaje-kurwa-biście!
    (Well, as a general rule, Slavic languages are more expressive when it comes to swearing, soo...)
  • "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 so sure about the quoted text, since, you know, English does have such a construction as "abso-fucking-lutely", while the quoted Polish is a bit clumsier. I however agree with the basic thesis. Like, remember when I tried to translate the Great Improvisation by Zbigniew Stonoga in Memes101? I had to struggle, since he used several words in a row that all translated to "fuck". (I used "buggered" IIRC.) Then, there is also the joke that the k-word functions as a comma.
  • Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
    https://www.ocregister.com/2013/08/27/chinas-orange-county-represents-a-lifestyle/

    no
    please don't do this
    please don't develop a suburbs fetish
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