Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2012:July:09 Monday
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2012/7/9-8/19 [Transportation/Car] UID:54432 Activity:nil
7/9     "NY man nears 3 millionth mile in beloved '66 Volvo" (
        I thought I read some news back than which said Volvo company bought
        back his car at the 2M mark and gave him a new one instead.
2012/7/9-8/19 [Transportation/Car] UID:54433 Activity:nil
        A study at the Berkeley Marina intersection shows that people
        with nice asshole-cars break the law more frequently.
        \_ Alpha animals.
            \_ sense of entitlement coupled with willingness to pay fines.
               One of the better Freakonomics chapters was about a study
               done by an "honor system" vendor.  Exec floors = more stealing
               (who'd a thunk?).  Though from a less negative POV, risk
               philic individuals, that is to say less timid individuals
               are on average more successful. -phuqm
               \_ Who'd a "noun: a dull hollow sound?"
                  think-thought-thought is such a basic English,
                  ***I'd have (I would've) [I'd've wouldn't work]
                  thought*** that even a native U.S. born American
                  wouldn't screw it up, let alone someone who learned
                  English as their second+ language.
                  \_ English is a living language.  It changes.  Here's an
                     article on this very usage from some people who publish
                     dictionaries that dates it back to the 1940s or 1950s:
                     Also, you're a jackass.
                     \_ no, YOU'RE a jackass. Do you drive a nice car?
                        \_ I drove yermom last night.
                  \_  Moron, each of the strings in the parenthetical is
                      wrong; yes, and intentionally so.  If you goggle the
                      PHRASE "who'd a thunk" you will get OVER a million hits
                      as you will for "who'da thunk" it being a sentiment
                      having originated prior to the internet with the
                      intentional incorrectness serving to highlight the
                      POINT that the finding is not surprising (to anyone
                      with two brain cells to rub together*).  Jeesh, I
                      hope your extraordinarily low levels of perspicacity
                      are not representative of your entire generation.
                      (* and yes, before you break into a biology lecture,
                       that is not meant to be strictly correct either.)
                        Dumbass.   -phuqm
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2012:July:09 Monday