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Re: TIL Thread: Today I learned...

Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:34 pm

that was a close one
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Re: TIL Thread: Today I learned...

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:57 pm

DaikatunaRevengeance wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:05 pm
HOLY SHIT

THIS IS A BIG DEAL
Octavia wrote:
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what

WHAT
Maybe it's just me, but I'm a little worried about the enthusiasm shown here for a Bee Movie sequel. :nngh:
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Post by Perrydotto (?) » Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:12 am

It would have been a fine paintube!!

But it's fine, I can just stream the mockbuster knockoff versions instead
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Post by Madeline (?) » Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:13 am

Too late, Mr. Big’s post has willed a Bee Movie 2 into existence

Hollywood’s abuzz with the idea

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Post by Orange Fluffy Sheep (?) » Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:18 am

Fizzbuzz wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:57 pm
Maybe it's just me, but I'm a little worried about the enthusiasm shown here for a Bee Movie sequel. :nngh:
It's a mixture of awe, fear, and wonder.

Like an angel descended, glorious in the light of God above and said

D'ya like jazz?
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Re: TIL Thread: Today I learned...

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:27 am

TIL about the war that, in the aftermath, changed the English language


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Perrydotto wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:12 am
It would have been a fine paintube!!

But it's fine, I can just stream the mockbuster knockoff versions instead
the... the what
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Post by Perrydotto (?) » Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:29 am

Gloomy Rube wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:28 am
the... the what
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1196227/
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Post by Gloomy Rube (?) » Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:30 am

oh my goodness there are still so many untapped bad movie veins in the earth
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Post by Perrydotto (?) » Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:30 am

Gloomy Rube wrote:
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oh my goodness there are still so many untapped bad movie veins in the earth
so many :flimflam:
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Post by Skipper (?) » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:10 am

I've never even seen the original Bee Movie

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Post by Gloomy Rube (?) » Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:11 am

it's full of interbeecies relationships
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Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:44 am

Fizzbuzz wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:57 pm
Maybe it's just me, but I'm a little worried about the enthusiasm shown here for a Bee Movie sequel. :nngh:
don't cry for me, i'm already dead
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Post by Octavia (?) » Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:40 am

Skipper wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:10 am
I've never even seen the original Bee Movie
The human lady totally wants to fuck that bee.

That's pretty much the gist of it, with a whole lot of bee puns thrown in.
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Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:20 pm

the bee fucking movie
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Post by Madeline (?) » Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:49 pm

Gloomy Rube wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:11 am
it's full of interbeecies relationships

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:02 pm

Okay, for all the memes about the Bee Movie, I never considered what it's actually ABOUT.

Welp :-I

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Post by Perpetual Motion (?) » Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:07 pm

Don't forget that it's also about how a true worker's revolution will destroy the world! :party:

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Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:11 pm

DaikatunaRevengeance wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:20 pm
the bee fucking movie
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Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:15 pm

it's hip to FUCK bees!
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:25 pm

TIL about Ernest Hemingway's life (in a nutshell).



Hemingway had an eventful (re: "fucked up") life :-I

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:03 pm

TIL that Arby's filed for bankruptcy...in 1970, 6 years after they opened its doors. TL;DR: they expanded the restaurant to hundreds of locations, but built using money they didn't have. Whoops :-I

They eventually recovered from it.

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:53 pm

So on Twitter somebody posted this:



TIL that, for spotting this, KFC rewarded him by giving him a painting:



Why yes, that's Col. Sanders giving the guy a piggyback ride :-I

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Post by Adiwan (?) » Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:11 pm

US brands are weirdly personified to the extend it makes me creep out.
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Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:48 pm

Adiwan wrote:
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US brands are weirdly personified to the extend it makes me creep out.
It's enough to where I wish https://twitter.com/brandssayingbae didn't post so sporadically.
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Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:04 pm

i wonder if that kind of posting has any effect, because when i see a brand trying to be hip my usual reaction is "stop it"
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DaikatunaRevengeance wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:04 pm
i wonder if that kind of posting has any effect, because when i see a brand trying to be hip my usual reaction is "stop it"
it works because you're talking about it. They're slowly seeping into your mind, maaaan
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Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:47 pm

but am i going to buyConsume The Product
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Post by Perpetual Motion (?) » Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:11 pm

Japan is way worse about brand personification than the US, IMO. The US has much less of a need to use sex appeal in its mascots.

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Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:58 pm

give them time
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Post by Davyinatoga (?) » Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:52 pm

Perpetual Motion wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:11 pm
The US has much less of a need to use sex appeal in its mascots.
Ohhhh Chiijohn...
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Post by Adiwan (?) » Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:06 am

Today I learened that until the mid 19th century Japan had a very particular way to divide the time of the day.


They divided the time between dusk and dawn into 6 equal segments (6 for day, 6 for night).
The major problem clock manufacturers had was that the length of the segments change from day to day as the seasons change.
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Post by Skipper (?) » Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:21 am

Interesting. :ponder:

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:11 pm

Oh wow, that was fascinating.

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Post by Pocket (?) » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:38 am

TIL it's becoming a thing for job interviews to ask people what their "spirit animal" is and I just don't even know where to start with this one.

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Post by Pocket (?) » Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:28 am

Like, I know that it's possible for complaints about cultural appropriation to go too far and basically become a form of gatekeeping. But the complaints about the whole "spirit animal" thing seem pretty legit, especially in a context like this where they're clearly treating it as more of a meme than anything else. Ugh, it's enough to make me nostalgic for the days of Myers-Briggs tests.

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Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:36 am

further proof that job interviews are just a giant joke being played on us
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Post by Octavia (?) » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:35 pm

Pocket wrote:
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TIL it's becoming a thing for job interviews to ask people what their "spirit animal" is and I just don't even know where to start with this one.
"A giant squid because then I'd have the world's biggest eyes to roll at that question." :roll:
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:48 pm

TIL that Woolworth's, a pioneering retail chain in the US, technically still exists today.

They're Foot Locker now.

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