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Zeke 07-25-2010 09:25 PM

July 25: TJI (XAW, Day 9)
 
<p>Day 9 is Sunday, and that means it's time for <i>This Just In</i>! Today's issue is notable for two reasons: it's the first normal issue of TJI since '06 (since then it's been Briefs and whatnot), and it marks the long-awaited return of IJD GAF. With breaking news straight outta San Diego Comic-Con 2010 -- or was it 1865? -- here's IJD with <a href="../thisjustin/51.html">TJI #51: Abrams' Lincoln shot by Joan Wilkes, booth babe</a>.
<p>No ten connection, you say? Take note of the time of "impact". And then be here for Day 10 (which won't take as long as Day 9; this week was my most exhausting math camp ever, and I really had no time for anything else).

Derek 07-26-2010 12:05 AM

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As of yet, there is no evidence of any Con-Federation conspiracy.
Though, no doubt, rumors of it shall rise again.

Hilarious from start to finish, IJD! The puns were superb. Is Gerardo's Ford a reference to Ford theater?

NAHTMMM 07-26-2010 12:23 AM

Funny stuff, IJD. :D

evay 07-26-2010 01:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Derek (Post 77948)
Is Gerardo's Ford a reference to Ford theater?

I was thinking more of this guy.

nice job. :)

Sa'ar Chasm 07-26-2010 01:41 AM

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"She never trusted Abrams, and she never will," suggests an anonymous friend. "She'll never forgive them for the death of Spock's mom."
*snigger*

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Is Gerardo's Ford a reference to Ford theater?
I also thought he meant [s]Gerald Ford[/s] what evay said.

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When reached for comment, Anton Yelchin was found wearing dark sunglasses and a baseball cap with the price tag still attached. Visibly shaken, he offered, "I'm terrified that there's still a crazed woman out there, gunning for Abrams' navigators."
BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

IJD, there are enough atrocious puns in there that I'm seriously considering flying to California, working out exactly who and where you are and visiting grievous bodily harm upon you with an assortment of novelty inflatable hammers.

Derek 07-26-2010 01:53 AM

Duh. Gerald Ford. Never mind.

ijdgaf 07-26-2010 04:41 AM

Also ten-jentially related:

-the number of letters in "This Just In"

-The number of years since the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (in a roundabout way).

Thanks for the comments, one and all!

Tate 07-27-2010 12:32 AM

Not often that a title of a work is enough to make me laugh.
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It is suggested by some that she utilized transwarp beaming technologies to return to Vulcan itself. It is suggested to some that they kindly resume consumption of doctor-prescribed medication.
:D Great TJI, IJD.

By the way, I like the new member titles, Zeke. Although I suddenly feel a strange urge to insult everyone I know. In alphabetical order. Are you bovvered?

PointyHairedJedi 07-30-2010 05:43 PM

Well that was pretty funny.

Also, red matter, fech.

Nate the Great 08-25-2010 12:18 PM

Erm, Day 10?

Zeke 08-26-2010 05:26 AM

Right, sorry. It's coming. I hit a patch of inertia there.

Sa'ar Chasm 08-26-2010 02:04 PM

I live in fear of the atrocious Day Ten/datin' pun you're about to inflict on us.

evay 08-26-2010 02:52 PM

Of course, if you're counting in binary, it's only Day 2...

PointyHairedJedi 08-27-2010 08:29 PM

You know what they say, there are only two kinds of people in the world... and I'm not either of them.

NAHTMMM 08-27-2010 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Sa'ar Chasm (Post 78005)
I live in fear of the atrocious Day Ten/datin' pun you're about to inflict on us.

Could be worse. He might go for a geographical pun instead.

Nate the Great 09-13-2010 07:38 PM

Cough.

evay 09-16-2010 10:46 AM

<--hands Nate a cough drop

Nate the Great 09-16-2010 09:18 PM

Cough drops are awful. I prefer hot liquids. Cider and Tang particularly.

Sa'ar Chasm 09-16-2010 10:53 PM

Fuming sulphuric acid? You'll never have a sore throat again.

(It's hard to feel pain when your pain receptors have dissolved)

Nate the Great 09-16-2010 11:51 PM

The Question: Okay, bored now. Good-bye.

Moving on...

Nate the Great 09-27-2010 09:16 PM

Does anyone have a Newton's Cradle that I can watch swing back and forth?

evay 09-28-2010 02:28 PM

Is <i>that</i> what it's called? wow, I never knew. I mean, how do you Google that? "swinging balls on strings perpetual motion machine"?

...ooh, actually, that does give you the name. 8) Google rocks! Well, okay, <i>The Straight Dope</i> rocks. I actually found TSD via their books, which my best friend lent me in college, and was delighted to find the column on the web. It's a little like TVTropes for trivia buffs.

Speaking of TVTropes, why isn't there one for The Wacky Aunt, aka Auntie Mame? Or am I looking under the wrong keywords? I'm up to S3 of Eureka, and Carter's wacky sister just came to town. She reminds me a lot of Jess's flaky mom from Gilmore Girls, and they're not a big leap from Lwaxana Troi (whose portrayer, Majel, noted that she deliberately played her as "Auntie Mame in space"). Doesn't the crazy aunt/goofy uncle have a trope name?

Nate the Great 09-28-2010 07:39 PM

I'm not sure where I first saw the name "Newton's Cradle," but it was probably in a store.

If you want to see one being microwaved, go here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWZhNsuqGvM

Tate 09-28-2010 10:40 PM

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Well, okay, The Straight Dope rocks.
Yeah, that can be good reading.

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She reminds me a lot of Jess's flaky mom from Gilmore Girls, and they're not a big leap from Lwaxana Troi (whose portrayer, Majel, noted that she deliberately played her as "Auntie Mame in space").
Huh. I watched "Auntie Mame" once. Never noticed the similarities between her and Lwaxana, though.
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I'm not sure where I first saw the name "Newton's Cradle," but it was probably in a store.

If you want to see one being microwaved, go here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWZhNsuqGvM
Interesting. Of course, I'd say the answer to "Is it a good idea to microwave this" is 'no' unless it's food. If you ask my dad, the answer is 'no' even if it is food. Especially if it's pizza.

Nate the Great 10-04-2010 09:54 AM

Time keeps on slippin' (slippin', slippin') into the future...

evay 10-04-2010 01:11 PM

Steve Miller Band! Okay, my turn:

<i>An' I would walk five hundred miles, an' I would walk five hundred more, just to be the man who walks a thousand miles to fall down at your door.</i>

Name the band!

Sa'ar Chasm 10-05-2010 12:52 AM

The Scottish Twits!

Well, that's what Dad called them. They call themselves the Proclaimers, and boy are they fugly-looking dudes.

Chancellor Valium 10-17-2010 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by evay (Post 78053)
Steve Miller Band!

Now leader of the opposition in the UK...

Nate the Great 10-30-2010 04:30 PM

Isn't it nice being in a black hole where one day feels like three months?

evay 11-01-2010 05:09 PM

I bet you get a <i>lot</i> of chores done. I wouldn't mind a few extra hours in a day myself, frankly...


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