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Postby TJrandom » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:46 am

And then he leaked a bit....

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Postby Gord » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:43 pm

TJrandom wrote: man’s body found one month after death in a six-ton pile of erotic magazines

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2017/03/03/k ... magazines/

Was it you?

...Takada recalled one lonely death in Kanagawa Prefecture of a 50-year-old man whom we’ll call Joji. With lonely deaths, the deceased were often absorbed in a world of his own, centered on whatever hobby they might have. In this case, Joji was deeply enthusiastic about pornography....

"Joji?"

Wait. That name sounds.... Oh no! Is JOnumbers still alive?!! :shock:
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Postby Upton_O_Goode » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:01 pm

Gord wrote:
TJrandom wrote: man’s body found one month after death in a six-ton pile of erotic magazines

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2017/03/03/k ... magazines/

Was it you?

...Takada recalled one lonely death in Kanagawa Prefecture of a 50-year-old man whom we’ll call Joji. With lonely deaths, the deceased were often absorbed in a world of his own, centered on whatever hobby they might have. In this case, Joji was deeply enthusiastic about pornography....

"Joji?"

Wait. That name sounds.... Oh no! Is JOnumbers still alive?!! :shock:


From my brief and not-very-successful study of Japanese, I seem to recall that "joji" means a love affair. The two kanji characters that make it up mean affection and activity. Put them in the other order, to get jijo, and you have a word meaning reason. TJRandom could say definitely whether this is correct. (The Japanese language is so horribly crowded with homonyms that a Latin-alphabet version of a word could mean perhaps a dozen different things. Only the kanji tells which one is actually meant.)
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Postby TJrandom » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:23 pm

Yes, 情事 - love affair, or liaison is pronounced Jyoji - a slight variation on Joji. With the two kanji meaning an emotion, and a thing. Is `assigning` this name the writer might have well have been thinking of his love affair with pornography.

(sorry if you cannot see the two Japanese characters on your own devices.)

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TJrandom wrote:Yes, 情事 - love affair, or liaison is pronounced Jyoji - a slight variation on Joji. With the two kanji meaning an emotion, and a thing. Is `assigning` this name the writer might have well have been thinking of his love affair with pornography.

(sorry if you cannot see the two Japanese characters on your own devices.)



Thanks, they come in very clearly on my screen. I think I remember that the kun pronunciation of the second kanji is "koto," I do remember it's the way a verb becomes a noun, such as oyogu (to swim) and oyogu-koto (swimming). Wish I had kept this up now. At one time, I could write the kanji for all 47 prefectures and locate them on a map. Bet I couldn't do half of them now.
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Postby TJrandom » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:22 pm

Yes indeed - koto, a thing. You did well - as I`d bet that half of the Japanese couldn`t write all of the prefecture names, and many couldn`t locate all of them on a map.

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TJrandom wrote:Yes, 情事 - love affair, or liaison is pronounced Jyoji - a slight variation on Joji. With the two kanji meaning an emotion, and a thing. Is `assigning` this name the writer might have well have been thinking of his love affair with pornography.

(sorry if you cannot see the two Japanese characters on your own devices.)

It's all harigana to me. :cry:
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Postby scrmbldggs » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:58 pm

Girl meets Pope. Girl steals his hat.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/22/europe/po ... index.html

Was it cold?
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Postby ElectricMonk » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:22 am

scrmbldggs wrote:Girl meets Pope. Girl steals his hat.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/22/europe/po ... index.html

Was it cold?


she was too late: the last Pontifex had a much better cap:

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Postby TJrandom » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:33 pm

He claimed she was a cold bitch.

Was it you?

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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:37 pm

Somebody took a picture of Saturn in infrared. Was it you?

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Postby Gord » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:00 pm

http://news10.com/2017/03/26/florida-ma ... he-street/

Florida man charged for eating pancakes in the street

Was it you? And were they tasty?
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:43 pm

That was David Cunningham and he was making banana pancakes for his kids.

(Figure that one out.)
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Postby TJrandom » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:50 am

Someone wrote a letter that was chock full of Gord baiters.

Was it you?

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Postby Poodle » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:53 am

They missed a whole line ...
"The gumby responsible for this travesty of customer relations has been hanged, drawn and quartered. The remains can be viewed hanging from Tower Bridge. Here - have a lollipop."

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Postby Gord » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:00 am

TJrandom wrote:Someone wrote a letter that was chock full of Gord baiters.

It looks like someone took one section and replaced all the uses of "th" with "the".

That's pretty weird! :lol:
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Postby TJrandom » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:59 am

Word, and other editors have a replace-all feature which might have played a role. One would hope...

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Gord wrote:
TJrandom wrote:Someone wrote a letter that was chock full of Gord baiters.

It looks like someone took one section and replaced all the uses of "th" with "the".

That's pretty weird! :lol:

Smell checkers never make mistatkes!
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Postby TJrandom » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:08 pm

A national legislator and vice minister flew off to Hawaii with his mistress and got married. Trouble is, he was already married. Oh dear!

Was it you?

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Postby Gord » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:13 pm

http://www.fox35orlando.com/news/local- ... 6696-story

Florida Man Accused of Biting Dog

"I'm obviously not happy about it," said Jessica Wenner, the suspect's girlfriend and dog's owner.

Wenner said the dog's cage was broken when police say the animal cruelty led to a fight between the suspect and his brother, whom he also bit on the chest.

I wonder what Florida Man's brother's superhero name is?

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Postby TJrandom » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:24 pm

It coulda` been me, since I have eaten dog in VietNam.. but never fido veal.

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.

Well, there's yer problem.
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True American hero

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Postby TJrandom » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:06 pm

WTF...
charged with obstruction and violating a 24/7 sobriety program.


A 24/7 sobriety program doesn`t give him much time to drink...

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Postby Gord » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:57 pm

TJrandom wrote:WTF...
charged with obstruction and violating a 24/7 sobriety program.

A 24/7 sobriety program doesn`t give him much time to drink...

24 minutes an hour, 7 hours a day? That DOES cut down on the drinking time!
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Postby TJrandom » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:28 pm

Gord wrote:
TJrandom wrote:WTF...
charged with obstruction and violating a 24/7 sobriety program.

A 24/7 sobriety program doesn`t give him much time to drink...

24 minutes an hour, 7 hours a day? That DOES cut down on the drinking time!


Whew! I was worried. Reduced, but not eliminated.

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TJrandom wrote:WTF...
charged with obstruction and violating a 24/7 sobriety program.


A 24/7 sobriety program doesn`t give him much time to drink...

What's one week out of the year, if you spread it out?
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Postby ElectricMonk » Fri May 05, 2017 3:13 pm

North Korea claims CIA plotted to kill Kim Jong-un

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39815561

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Postby TJrandom » Fri May 05, 2017 7:08 pm

Twasn`t me… but I do suspect that it was `our` Tom. He puts up a valiant disguise, but I know that he secretly loves the CIA, and I suspect that he is a CIA operative. :P

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Postby Gustaave » Thu May 18, 2017 8:10 am

TJrandom wrote:
ST. LOUIS MAN ATTACKS CASEWORKER WITH SAMURAI SWORD TO KEEP BOMB THREAT SECRET, POLICE SAY


http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crim ... 4cf21.html

Was it you?

(OP thread note: This thread is for news that is odd, wild, or just crazy… not looking for feedback or comment unless of course you just feel compelled.)


no sir. how is it possible ? :?

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Postby TJrandom » Wed May 31, 2017 7:38 am

Mysterious yellow liquid sent to Nagoya officials with message to “end women-only train cars”

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2017/05/31/m ... rain-cars/

But did they test it? And of course...

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Postby TJrandom » Wed May 31, 2017 8:14 am

Ah, yes... Wedding vows that simply make one puke...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTrVZ49jJ4v/

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.

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scrmbldggs wrote:Is it you?

I had a big laugh when, after some considerable time under study, they noticed he had an arrowhead in him. One of the most closely examined cadavers known and they missed what was clearly visible on the X-rays. :lol:
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Postby TJrandom » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:56 pm

Arkansas Ten Commandments monument destroyed by vehicle

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/arkansas-te ... d-vehicle/

Was it you?

Are you a vehicle?

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TJrandom wrote: Arkansas Ten Commandments monument destroyed by vehicle

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/arkansas-te ... d-vehicle/

Was it you?

Are you a vehicle?

Apparently it was a devout Christian who has done this kind of thing before. He's very much in favor of separation of church and state. Rara avis indeed.
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Postby Gord » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:02 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Apparently it was a devout Christian....

Oh? Let's see about that....

An arrest report lists his occupation as "unemployed/disabled."

Yup, it checks out. :mrgreen:
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Gord wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Apparently it was a devout Christian....

Oh? Let's see about that....

An arrest report lists his occupation as "unemployed/disabled."

Yup, it checks out. :mrgreen:

Was he driving a hoveround?
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Postby scrmbldggs » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:00 am

Florida man faces prison time after accidentally shooting himself in the penis

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/florida ... the-penis/


Was it you?
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