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    "Yes, I'll have the Bland meal. Please. I dislike fun. Thank you."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    I went out to have a drink with two classmates today, one a very talkative and knowledgable ENTP with a social agenda. I think I will have to shun human contact for several days now.
    This sounds delightful (the second part). I am up to my ears preparing for a major meeting next week. I will want a week alone in the lab after that, but am unlikely to get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD45T-2 View Post
    I was just rereading Give War a Chance by P. J. O'Rourke. The last segment is from when ABC Radio sent him to the middle east in 1990-91 to report on the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and Operation Desert Storm. He listed his ability to ask about golf as one of his qualifications.
    Nice!

    Although, tbh, he got one of the words wrong. When I read your Arabic-language post, it took me a few minutes to figure out what "akrab" meant, and then I realized that he meant "aqrab" -- with the Q pronounced way, way in the back of your throat -- which means "closest". But inability to distinguish the Q and the K is a pretty standard mistake in beginning Arabic, so I'm sure the Iraqis cut him some slack.

    p.s. A translation of what I'd said in response: "I don't know... probably far from me, because I live in the middle of a big city. Maybe outside the city, in the countryside?
    Do you speak Arabic??"
    Quote Originally Posted by bologna View Post


    "Yes, I'll have the Bland meal. Please. I dislike fun. Thank you."
    I know people like that!!!
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    Don't you have to burn the flag when someone cries on it?

    Or is it just when it touches the ground?

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    it's easy being stoic when you're a decent looking middle class white american

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    Quote Originally Posted by bologna View Post


    "Yes, I'll have the Bland meal. Please. I dislike fun. Thank you."
    Perhaps for people who don't like spicy food?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wind-Up Rex View Post
    Perhaps for people who don't like spicy food?
    Ah yeah, that could be it. I never thought about "bland" and "spicy" being on opposite sides of a spectrum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bologna View Post
    Ah yeah, that could be it. I never thought about "bland" and "spicy" being on opposite sides of a spectrum.
    Yeah, but Asians do. That's more likely than not a meal preference choice for a flight to/within Asia.

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