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How Are We Supposed To Get Anything Done With All The Alien Talk And British Sass?: Tales From The Slack

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NewBalanceExtraWide
NewBalanceExtraWide
10 months ago

“Walter Mondial” makes me wish there were a deep and weird joke in Beverly Hills 90210. In that show, the twins Brandon and Brenda are from Minnesota, and share a car that they call “Mondale.” Local nepbaby Steve Sanders always drives a Corvette with a personalized license plate “I8A4RE” (I ate a Ferrari). Brandon should have totally scored a Mondial and challenged Steve to a race (hell, Brenda should have gotten it, now that I think of it). It would have made no sense and been for the wrong audience entirely.

Pupmeow
Pupmeow
10 months ago

Oh, shit, you went deep with this one.

Dar Khorse
Dar Khorse
10 months ago

Since you mentioned the birthday drawings, Jason, I just want to say how much I enjoy the 1972 Avanti you sent to me this past February. It’s the wallpaper on my desktop and it’s just gorgeous, man. I really appreciate the effort you put into it and the bit of Roy Lichtenstein treatment you gave it for effect.

Dar Khorse
Dar Khorse
10 months ago

When describing Elon, I prefer “chundering toolbag”.

Great Ferrari comeback, Adrian! I don’t drive one, but I do have a prancing moose badge on my Polestar 2 keyfob, since it’s basically a high performance Volvo EV.
https://i.ebayimg.com/thumbs/images/g/qXIAAOSwiC5hWeMs/s-l1600.jpg

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
10 months ago

I need a job. I’m not a thundering toolbag. I’m already in Austin. I also really like money. Lots of money. Think of all the poor life choices I could make with actual money. Maybe I could buy a sweet Tatra, or even another Puffalump.

Fire the toolbag and let me run Tesla. I can’t run it any worse.

Amberturnsignalsarebetter
Amberturnsignalsarebetter
10 months ago

Who would have guessed that, of all people, David Tracy is the one who actually steers this harem of maniacs somewhere close to the border with sanity?

Anyone?

Adrian Clarke
Adrian Clarke
10 months ago

You know how some countries go to complete shit when their dictator is disposed, because their reign of terror was holding the whole powder keg together? Same principle here.

Amberturnsignalsarebetter
Amberturnsignalsarebetter
10 months ago
Reply to  Adrian Clarke

Are we in the pre- or post- genocide era of Jasonia? I only just started training the munchkins in guerrilla warfare, I’ll be pissed off if it’s all for nought.

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
10 months ago

*naught

Wehoo! Wehoo!
Comment police initiate protracting devices!
“This one is busted sir.”
“Well then ignore it soldier!”

Last edited 10 months ago by Phantom Pedal Syndrome
RootWyrm
RootWyrm
10 months ago

David Tra-… wait. No. That actually explains a lot.

Stig's Cousin
Stig's Cousin
10 months ago

“And I still have I think one or two member birthday cars to draw.”

So the birthday drawings for velour members are real? I didn’t get one last May. I couldn’t tell if it was lost in mail or if the member gift of an original Torchinsky artwork was satire.

(also, why is my name showing up with my comments and not my username? I recall someone else mentioned having this problem a few days ago. It appears I can change my registered name away from my actual one, at least.)

Last edited 10 months ago by Stig's Cousin
Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
10 months ago
Reply to  Stig's Cousin

You’re showing up as Stig’s Cousin to me?

Stig's Cousin
Stig's Cousin
10 months ago
Reply to  Stef Schrader

I changed my name to “Stig’s Cousin” to avoid having my real name displayed (looks like that worked, at least). My username is something different. Before this, all of my comments only displayed my username. Not sure if I accidentally did something to change that, or if there is something wrong with the comment system?

Last edited 10 months ago by Stig's Cousin
Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
10 months ago
Reply to  Stig's Cousin

Ah, weird.

A. Barth
A. Barth
10 months ago

our own Adrian Clarke being the Bestest Bitchy Briton he can be.

RBF = Resting Brit Face? 🙂

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
10 months ago

Sweet. Just after my introduction to the phrase thundering toolbag was a TEMU add for weird cargo shorts that look like a perfect addition to a thundering toolbags wardrobe.
Should I click on the add and go all in?
#idiot goals

Amberturnsignalsarebetter
Amberturnsignalsarebetter
10 months ago

Cargo shorts are the only appropriate place to keep your thundering toolbags.

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
10 months ago

I prefer boxer briefs…

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
10 months ago

I get the weirdest assortment of crap in those Temu ads. Like, are these real products that exist, or just oddball assortments of pixels designed to scam elderly Facebook scrollers?

Either way, I’d err towards a no.

Phantom Pedal Syndrome
Phantom Pedal Syndrome
10 months ago
Reply to  Stef Schrader

It’s like someone connected their 3D printer to their dreams somehow and they are trying to sell us their plastic hypnagogic creations.

Clear_prop
Clear_prop
10 months ago

We had a couple of Commodore PETs in elementary school that got wheeled from classroom to classroom for computer time. Complete with cassette tape drives.

I used to remember the POKE/PEKE codes to switch from CAPS to lower case, but it has fallen out of the memory buffers recently.

Mike Harrell
Mike Harrell
10 months ago
Reply to  Clear_prop

I haven’t had to type those commands in 37 years but they are POKE 59468,12 and POKE 59468,14.

Clear_prop
Clear_prop
10 months ago
Reply to  Mike Harrell

Thanks! I figured somewhere here would know them.

Chris Stevenson
Chris Stevenson
10 months ago

Ooh, I missed that Ferrari burn since I’m avoiding “X”, good comeback.

Mike Harrell
Mike Harrell
10 months ago

A Commodore PET Model 4016! The sum total of hardware in my high school’s computer lab was three of those and a tractor printer, later supplemented by a floppy drive. Commodore BASIC 4.0 all the way!

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