4 October 2004
Submitted by eve on Mon, 10/04/2004 - 8:12pm. Bizarre
"And I'm like, 'Do you realize that I practically eat tomatoes for a living?'"
--A man in the dairy section at Andronico's, talking on a cell phone.
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I just picked up twins - i th
Posted by Monk on Tue, 10/19/2004 - 12:33pm.
I just picked up twins - i think i can handle a little basketball game.


Posted by copperhead on Tue, 12/05/2006 - 7:54am.
were they siamese? cuz i bet that would make them easier to lift.

i went to war for my country and all i got was this lousy stump.
Improbable guess about the quote and Rat Pack etymology.
Posted by slugbuggy on Sat, 10/16/2004 - 1:06pm.
Maybe the guy in the quote really gets paid to eat tomatoes (for the sake of argument), but he's just one of those people who says "practically" or "virtually" when he means "actually" instead, and vice-versa. Misuse of language like that literally burns me up.

Relatedly, I always thought "tomato" and "broad" were interchangable terms, roughly equivalent to "dame". Turns out they're not, according to this guy, who literally has a PhD in babe-ology. A tomato is clearly a subset of the broader category of broads. Regardless, they're all archaic and more or less inappropriate terms, so this mostly is a moot point anyway.

You say "Tomato,"
I say "Dame,"
You say "Dollface"
But it's not the same,
Tomato, Tomahto,
(I hope I win the lotto),
Let's pretend I never brought this up.

Post script:
Aha. I thought I'd seen this topic in here already. Oh well.
Cool pt...
Posted by ParU on Mon, 10/18/2004 - 8:47pm.
And a cool pt to sluggy for knowing what a tomato (feminine version) is!
It's Amino world without Chemists
Posted by steff on Fri, 10/15/2004 - 10:45am.
it is fraidy, after all. songs are allowed.
Juice Newton
Posted by Monk on Fri, 10/15/2004 - 9:27am.
Don't feel bad - i've had "Playing with a queen of hearts" skipping in my head all morning.

The sad thing is that some of the voices are cheering.

Posted by Monk on Fri, 10/15/2004 - 7:58am.
A letch? You dare call me a letch simply because I am surrounded at my workplace by literally hundreds of women, changed browsers to look at porn more efficiently, and come to work each morning just grinning ear to ear waiting for that first curvy shape of the morning to stroll past while I use my peripheral vision to soak up as much of her as possible - all the while remaining handcuffed by some arcane harrassment clause?

oh.....i see your point.

Regardless of how sneaky I have to be, I will succeed in having an office basketball game - shirts v. skins.

And if you succeed in that...
Posted by paul on Fri, 10/15/2004 - 12:31pm.
JPEGS! The masses demand JPEGS!
If? FreetheHamsters
Posted by Monk on Fri, 10/15/2004 - 1:59pm.

Posted by ParU on Mon, 10/18/2004 - 8:51pm.
Well if you even manage to get your co-workers to play a basketball game (regardless of the uniforms), I'll give you 2 cool pts -- cause I tried for many, many years to get our women where I worked to participate in our basketball games, and only one women did it occasionally.
It's Amino world without Chemists
Posted by Matt on Mon, 10/18/2004 - 10:02pm.
"One women," Paul?

You've been working for the Germans too long, talking like that.
Who me?
Posted by ParU on Tue, 10/19/2004 - 10:19pm.
Danke Paul - ye dinna wanna take credit for me meanderings, did ye?
It's Amino world without Chemists
Posted by Matt on Tue, 10/19/2004 - 10:27pm.
In my defense, I was tired and you are the only two people who have screen names four letters long that begin with P and A. And both have a U in them.

Okay, I'm really tired now. I'm going to bed before I fall over in my chair.
Posted by paul on Tue, 10/19/2004 - 5:00am.
Zee post you are referring to was written by Der Parental Unit of Ze Site Brunhilde, not by ze other old fart. Nein, it was not me at all!

And I'd better stop now before I include something horribly politically incorrect here.
Well yeah, if.
Posted by paul on Fri, 10/15/2004 - 4:15pm.
The other part of that, of course, is if it would necessarily be a good thing. I mean, not all women fall on the right-hand side of the bell curve in terms of appearance. I'm not sure that I would want to see JPEGs of some leathery woman with scarf boobs playing basketball, or of a woman proportioned like Rosie O'Donnell. Vigorous motion does things to soft tissues that are not flattering, especially when caught in still photos. For that matter, I'm not sure that you would want to participate in such an event...

It's well we cannot hear the screams
we make in other peoples' dreams.
--Edward Gorey
Posted by Matt on Fri, 10/15/2004 - 6:48pm.
Ya know, Paul, even after as long as you've been on this board, I still almost--almost--clicked on that photos link.

Bad, Paul. Bad!
Posted by paul on Fri, 10/15/2004 - 7:08pm.
It's work safe and not that bad- just a picture of Geri Halliwell.

Sheesh. Post a few weird links and you're branded forever...
Not to change the subject...
Posted by marinerd on Thu, 10/14/2004 - 3:23pm.
...but to change the subject, has anyone else noticed that the word "snarky" is suddenly everywhere? I just saw it on the front page of the newspaper!
Posted by daen on Thu, 10/14/2004 - 6:48pm.
Oh, go ahead, change the subject.
This place is all about tangents. It's what we love about it.
Posted by Matt on Thu, 10/14/2004 - 8:35pm.
I heard it used on a radio morning show the other day. The caller didn't much like the attitude of one of the hosts.
Posted by Monk on Thu, 10/14/2004 - 8:34am.
Not only faster...but easier to hide. Which is important in my all female company.

Posted by Intelligirly on Wed, 10/13/2004 - 3:07pm.
Hey that's what Cebu uses!!

I love Mike!
Cebu??? isnt that a veggie ta
Posted by sleepint0dream on Fri, 10/15/2004 - 7:32am.
Cebu??? isnt that a veggie tales song or something?
Posted by daen on Fri, 10/15/2004 - 7:52am.
Yup. And probably the inspiration for Cebu's screen name.

wanders off singing "Ce-bu-moo-moo Ce-bu-moo-moo Ce-bu-moo-moo Ce-bu-moo-moo, Ce-bu-moo-moo Ce-bu-moo-moo-moo-moo!"
IP memories
Posted by Jon on Fri, 10/15/2004 - 9:01am.
I believe that Cebu has said as much, so you would be right on the money. ka-ching!

Great, now I have "We're In The Money" stuck in my head. Darn you, musical references, darn you to heck!
Posted by Cebu on Fri, 10/15/2004 - 9:13am.
New subject
Posted by Monk on Wed, 10/13/2004 - 1:56pm.
Some news to pass on to my IP friends:

I found a new browser - firefox. www.mozilla.com It is absolutely my favorite new toy - much faster than IE and even more user friendly than netscape. Seriously - fast, even on dial-up.

that is all.

Yeah, I love Firefox.
Posted by Cebu on Thu, 10/14/2004 - 11:42am.
Yeah, I love Firefox. I was having major issues with IE and my brother got me to download Firefox. Just losing the pop-up's makes it worth it. I really like the extensions and theme's you can download, too.
Posted by ParU on Wed, 10/13/2004 - 10:13pm.
Well the rumor in the tech industry is that Google is going to come out with a browser also, so stay tuned...
Tech info from Monk??? Oh my. Working around all those women must've neutered him or something...*g*
It's Amino world without Chemists
Posted by paul on Fri, 10/15/2004 - 2:00am.
I doubt that Monk has been diminished by the experience, ParU. I'd say instead that we're seeing that he has other interests as well. He may be a letch, but he ain't stupid.
Posted by Matt on Wed, 10/13/2004 - 11:49pm.
Naaaah... everyone knows that the faster your browser is, the more porn you can download in a given hour. It's simple pragmatism.
Mm, yes. I recently changed o
Posted by Alyssa on Wed, 10/13/2004 - 5:55pm.
Mm, yes. I recently changed over to Firefox myself. Not only is it fast and user-friendly, it's also safer. My computer explodes a whole lot less now that I changed from IE.

Plus, you can't beat tabbed browsing.
Posted by Matt on Wed, 10/13/2004 - 10:04pm.
Haven't tried Firefox, but you know Netscape 7.x has tabbed browsing too. I use Opera 7. It does 99% of everything I need, it's got a highly customizable interface (move buttons to the left and right, et cetera), plus really intuitive tabbed browsing.

And yes, I'm willing to pay a little money for a browser that does what I ask it to, with a multitude of preference options, faster than IE.
I love tomatoes.
Posted by Kris the Girl on Thu, 10/07/2004 - 9:46am.
Since this was first posted, I've been craving tomatoes. And avacado, actually, but I'm not sure that has anything to do with this post. Just a little salt and pepper and that's a meal, folks.

EDIT: I just realized it's exactly a month after my birthday!! Wow! I'm not sure why I love that, but I do.
Strange thread powers
Posted by Mike on Thu, 10/07/2004 - 12:14pm.
After I first saw this post I found a fat green caterpillar inching along my bedspread. Was it going to eat me?
And it's nowhere near my birthday. I'm just plain weirded out.
Sounds like somebody is being "fattened-up" for Thanksgiving!
Posted by JLSeagull on Tue, 10/05/2004 - 2:53pm.
I'm thinking he's a bondage slave for a dominatrix with an odd fetish.
I don't think so!
Posted by JLSeagull on Tue, 10/05/2004 - 3:07pm.
I disagree JLS...
I think she overheard this guy.
(work safe)
What type of job is this
Posted by hypoxic on Mon, 10/04/2004 - 8:43pm.
Gardener or sous chef?
Isn't it obvious?
Posted by Mike on Tue, 10/05/2004 - 9:54am.

Fried green tomatoes --the actual food I mean-- are surprisingly good.
Posted by Matt on Mon, 10/04/2004 - 9:48pm.
Tomato sauce taster.

I was going to try to link to some wacky tomatoes site, but it didn't pan out.
Posted by Kris the Girl on Tue, 10/05/2004 - 7:07am.
I rather enjoy these tomatoes.
(work safe)
Posted by Kris the Girl on Mon, 10/04/2004 - 8:19pm.
I know it says "a guy," but really this is my sister. I swear.
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