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From Jeff Kyser <ktra...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: [OT] slackers
Date Mon, 02 Jun 2003 15:41:14 GMT
Yeah, but you better send  'em to Stranger in a Strange Land
first so they will grok 'grok' :)

-jeff

On Monday, June 2, 2003, at 10:34  AM, Andrew Hill wrote:

> Yeh, I really should get around to submitting a patch in bugzilla for 
> the
> docs to point out to people that a vital prerequisite for 
> participation in
> the struts list is to grok monty python... ;->
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chen, Gin [mailto:Gin.Chen@NielsenMedia.com]
> Sent: Monday, 2 June 2003 23:26
> To: 'Struts Users Mailing List'
> Subject: RE: [OT] slackers
>
>
> Okay I understood about 2 words from the last 3 posts.
> Although 'bangin coconuts' sounds like it should have been filtered by 
> my
> company's proxy.
> -Tim
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Hill [mailto:andrew.david.hill@gridnode.com]
> Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 1:54 AM
> To: Struts Users Mailing List
> Subject: RE: [OT] slackers
>
>
> Ahhh well now theres a coincidence if ever there were!
> 'ad a couple of travellers through the other day as had done exactly 
> the
> same thing as wot you dun.
> Queer folk they was. One of em reckoned 'e was King Arfur an all he 
> did.
> No horses either. His friend was bangin together a couple of coconuts 
> would
> you believe.
> E sed it was a new breed of 'orse. Guess it wos one of em fjords. I 
> saw one
> once I did. Twas on the cover of a book, but it had only three legs, 
> an I
> thinks to meself, what kind of book 'as a picture of an 'orse wiv only 
> 3
> legs? But maybe I is mistaken as now I comes to think about it that 
> book had
> no coconuts in it. Or leastways it didnt have no pictures of coconuts. 
> Maybe
> some of them words was about coconuts, but bein an illeterate peasant 
> an all
> I got nowt business tryin to actually read it.
> But tis a strange thing that, I mean where would you be getting 
> coconuts
> round ere? Them's tropical fruits they is.
> I suppose ye could nail a parrot to em and it could fly em over, but it
> would be a bit heavy methinks. Hmmm... perhaps a swallow?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brandon Goodin [mailto:mail@phase.ws]
> Sent: Monday, 2 June 2003 13:43
> To: Struts Users Mailing List
> Subject: RE: [OT] slackers
>
>
> So? We have ridden since the snows of winter covered this land, 
> through the
> kingdom of Mercia, through--
>
> Brandon Goodin
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brandon Goodin [mailto:mail@phase.ws]
> Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2003 11:40 PM
> To: Struts Users Mailing List
> Subject: RE: [OT] slackers
>
>
> :-)) A mere display of how the English language has the propensity to 
> convey
> various interpretations when read from the alternate dispositions of 
> those
> of the language's own native moorings. It can be quite distressing and
> confusing. The English language is akin to VB (Visual Basic) in that 
> it is
> structured just enough to be misused and misinterpreted by all who 
> read it.
> Maybe this is true of other languages. But, I am a simple English 
> speaking
> bufoon. :-D
>
> Brandon Goodin
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthew Van Horn [mailto:horn@accesstech.com]
> Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2003 11:18 PM
> To: Struts Users Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [OT] slackers
>
>
>
> On Monday, June 2, 2003, at 01:10 PM, Brandon Goodin wrote:
>
>> Translation:
>>
>> Id recommend coming over to Singapore except that the job market here
>> is
>> also nailed to its perch [sucks] and pining [deeply desiring] for the
>> fjords
>> [a horse breed]. Beautiful plumage [flowers and plants] though.
>
> fjords is not a horse breed. Fjords are glacier-thingies in Norway.
> Even dead parrots know that. At least dead Norwegian parrots.
> plumage = feathers
> Or were you joking? not sure... my bad day is continuing... but this
> list is worth a smile or two.
>
> See also:
> http://www.google.com/
> search?q=Monty+Python+parrot+sketch&btnG=Google+Search
>
>>
>> Brandon Goodin
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Andrew Hill [mailto:andrew.david.hill@gridnode.com]
>> Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2003 9:44 PM
>> To: Struts Users Mailing List
>> Subject: RE: [OT] slackers
>>
>>
>> Oh I dunno. Sounds more valid than "Hjoldens" ;->
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Chen, Gin [mailto:Gin.Chen@NielsenMedia.com]
>> Sent: Monday, 2 June 2003 11:33
>> To: 'Struts Users Mailing List'
>> Subject: RE: [OT] slackers
>>
>>
>> stop sending posts that require a dictionary.
>> fjords should not be a valid english word.
>> -Tim
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Andrew Hill [mailto:andrew.david.hill@gridnode.com]
>> Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2003 11:32 PM
>> To: Struts Users Mailing List
>> Subject: RE: [OT] slackers
>>
>>
>> Id recommend coming over to Singapore except that the job market here
>> is
>> also nailed to its perch and pining for the fjords. Beautiful plumage
>> though.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Brandon Goodin [mailto:mail@phase.ws]
>> Sent: Monday, 2 June 2003 10:55
>> To: Struts Users Mailing List
>> Subject: RE: [OT] slackers
>>
>>
>> I guess Montana and Tokyo have a lot in common. (i.e. job market
>> sucks) :-))
>>
>> If anyone knows where I can get work. I'm willing to go anywhere where
>> my
>> kids will be safe and get a quality education. :-))
>>
>> BTW: All governments scare me! They are all out to get ME!!! :-))
>>
>> Brandon Goodin
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Matthew Van Horn [mailto:horn@accesstech.com]
>> Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2003 8:41 PM
>> To: Struts Users Mailing List
>> Subject: Re: [OT] slackers
>>
>>
>>
>> On Friday, May 30, 2003, at 10:37 AM, Mark Galbreath wrote:
>>
>>> "Struggling in Tokyo?"  That's like an oxymoron, isn't it?  How the
>>> hell
>>> could any westerner be "struggling" in Geisha Town???
>>
>> HAhahahahhahaha hmmm...
>>
>> Well, let's see...
>> - I'm married, so there's a (stay-at-home) wife and two-year old son 
>> to
>> feed
>> - laid off, so no salary after June,
>> - low-intermediate language skills - so job hunting is quite
>> _interesting_,
>> - two words popular in employment ads: "Japanese Only"
>> - rainy season and summer just about here, so when it's not raining it
>> will be 40 degrees C, with 99% humidity.
>> - yes, the trains are that crowded
>> but at least my visa is in order for the next 3 years, and there's
>> always the joys of teaching English, or maybe bartending (no pesky 
>> tips
>> to worry about here).
>>
>> But, damn, the girls here are pretty - esp. my wife.
>>
>> If anyone knows of any jobs anywhere, I'd be much obliged.
>> Japan would be nice, Seattle, SF, or my hometown of NYC would be good
>> too. (My government scares me, but I miss the pizza)
>> 6 month contracts welcome.
>>
>> Sorry to sound bitter, just having an off day - Mondays and all 
>> that...
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Matthew Van Horn [mailto:horn@accesstech.com]
>>> Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2003 9:26 PM
>>> To: Struts Users Mailing List
>>> Subject: Re: [OT] slackers
>>>
>>>
>>> Not to mention those of us struggling along in Tokyo.
>>
>>
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