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TOUAMB: Wandering off topic since the early 21st Century

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 on: October 19, 2018, 07:02:15 pm 
Started by lprkn - Last post by Carlos del Vaca
and now a musical interlude

 on: October 19, 2018, 06:44:34 pm 
Started by lprkn - Last post by AugustWest
Fair story: We made a little caravan to load livestock into the fair. I loaded up the sheep and goats in a truck bed pen and Bubba (yes, really!) pulled a 24' stock trailer for the steers and pigs. We got the goats and sheep loaded easy, you just walk them up and shove them in. The steer you halter up and walk in easy like. Pigs...fuck pigs.

We put a ramp up to walk them into the trailer and then we use hog boards to direct and box them in. Well, we got the last one up the ramp and when it went to turn the corner into the trailer it didn't like the truck load af angry swine and tried to back out. After chivvying six of the bastard beasts into the trailer I wasn't about to let this one start the process over so I shot my left arm out and straight armed that porker and grabbed it by the left ham and shoved it the rest of the way in.

The pig gladly went along with this plan because, in grabbing him by the ham and shoving, my left thumb went all the way to the base in his asshole. He even made a surprised little "GRUNT" as he hopped in.

About eight of the parents and kids there saw this and everyone generally lost their shit for about 30 seconds.

I went in and washed my hands, but people wiggled their damn thumbs at me and made 'oink oink' sounds all fair week.

I guess it was funny. Also, it didn't feel bad from my side of the deal.

Did the pig keep winking at you flirtatiously?

 on: October 19, 2018, 12:30:29 pm 
Started by pmcd9 - Last post by AugustWest
Yeah, there's something to be said for spacing 13 episodes out over a few months rather than a week.

Excellent season though.  Huge lump in my throat at the end.  Something about how the absurd comedy and silly animals takes the edge off the all too sharp drama.

 on: October 19, 2018, 12:26:27 pm 
Started by lprkn - Last post by Carlos del Vaca
Egads. I know stuff like that is a reality when dealing with animals, but I'd be washing my hands the rest of the day if that happened.

 on: October 18, 2018, 09:42:09 pm 
Started by AugustWest - Last post by theinevitable
Go Ash! You’ve got the spurs on and they’re all saddled up.

Got rejected from the high-paying tech job after a pretty rude interview.

I have a second interview soon for an unpaid coding thing. It’s 3 months and then they help you find a job— they make money by charging recruiters a fee to recruit their alumni. It is not a school, it’s more like a writer’s retreat for coders... people work on projects together, learn stuff together, focus. A backup plan.

Today we had an agency-wide meeting and it made me wanna puke. I can’t believe all the self-congratulation. Our projects in the past 3 years created over 6000 units of affordable housing.
Congrats, that is enough affordable housing for ... 0.07% of New Yorkers. People asked pointed questions about how low our pay is compared to other city agencies and the private sector, and they talked about how satisfying and innovative our work is. Maybe I just haven’t gotten a glimpse of the innovative part.

I submitted an anonymous question about my civil service issue (theoretically a lot of people are in the same boat) and they talked about potential “problems” as a far off thing and not a short deadline like my immediate supervisors said. I think they’re just trying to get rid of me.

 on: October 16, 2018, 12:14:24 am 
Started by lprkn - Last post by wombat
I am aware that you can't get goat milk from a male. My point was, why buy males when you could become a goat cheese lunatic?

 on: October 15, 2018, 05:38:30 pm 
Started by spencersage - Last post by spencersage
Hey all. Been a bit since my last update and I'm afraid I haven't made much progress in the interim, other than to make the decision to divide the archive into volumes. Naturally, I feel this will be more amenable to printing out and storing on the shelf, rather than the 800+ page monster it was going to be as one volume. Again, these are intended to supplement the published Dark hoss volumes, so my archive will not include any comics published prior to 05/07/2002, nor will it include The Great Outdoor Fight. They will also only include freely available material and nothing from any of the paid archives.

Attached are links to the Table of Contents/Title Page and the Archive itself.

The volume division does present the unique issue of requiring individual titles for each volume. I'd love for you guys to help me come up with titles, sourced from iconic dialogue, etc and such in the strips within. For those unaware, the Dark hoss volumes are:

Vol 1: The Great Outdoor Fight
Vol 2: Worst Song, Played on Ugliest Guitar
Vol 3: A Home for Scared People

My ideas:

Vol 4: A Sojourn into Destiny
Vol 5: The Martha Stewart of Condoms

Any suggestions to improve these, or ideas for future titles?

Thanks guys! Hoping to put in more work on the archive soon.

 on: October 15, 2018, 05:03:07 pm 
Started by lprkn - Last post by wombat
You could solve that sad goat problem by becoming one of those crazy people who make goat cheese and soap and so on out of goat milk, couldn't you?

 on: October 15, 2018, 06:39:59 am 
Started by AugustWest - Last post by pmcd9
Downsides to moving to a cabin in the woods? Bears maybe.

How is that a downside? Bears are awesome!

 on: October 13, 2018, 04:14:58 pm 
Started by AugustWest - Last post by theinevitable
Two interview this coming week! Nice.

Also: was doing a super frustrating data thing with the Bad Boss and ... damn... for a smart guy he sure doesn't know how to read or listen. I kept explaining that the dataset he told me to look at was only for people born in 1980 and he kept sending feedback like "only look at the current data" and "the 1980 data is not relevant do not include it."

Eventually I threw my findings on a map, and APPARENTLY all he wanted for the last 2 years is for me to make pretty maps. I just did the basics (put the numbers on a map, color code with pretty colors, add a title and legend) and he was astonished. The first time in 2 years of work that he's responded to something I did entirely positively instead of nitpicking it. Maybe he didn't know I could make maps? I have definitely made them for him before...

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