Respite Open Thread: People Send Me Ducks

Respite open thread

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    CaseyL says:

    A crested duck! (The one in the last video, with what looks like a pom pom on its head). A grange store near where I used to work had a crested duck. Before I found out they were called crested ducks I called them Pom Pom Headed Ducks, and I am ridiculously crazy about them.

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    MomSense says:

    Thank you for being my friend
    Red Solo cup I fill you up

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    raven says:

    The Solo Cup factory is in Urbana right across the street from our women’s softball field!

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    eclare says:

    OMG, the cuteness! I may die of cuteness overload, not a bad way to go.

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    NotMax says:


    Trivia: Solo now owned by the Dart brothers, both of whom renounced their American citizenship in the mid-90s.

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    RAVEN says:

    @NotMax: Sounds like it was bidness

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    laura says:

    That weinie dog looks like my boon companion Chet, only dinky and less jealous, much less jealous.
    That Beagle and Crested, that’s love- I’d recognize it anywhere.

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    NotMax says:


    Only reason I remember that is it struck me as somewhat odd they did so, as the original company founded by their grandfather, which eventually grew into Dart Industries, made dog tags for the U.S. military.

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    Baud says:

    People Send Me Ducks

    I always wondered what possesses dudes to send women duck pics.

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    Raven says:

    @NotMax: I keep mine on my key ring with my P-38.

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    rikyrah says:

    All of them are soooooo cute😍😍😍

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    Raven says:

    Megan on Rachel

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @NotMax: so what the hell are we supposed to use for beer pong?

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    Nicole says:

    Oh my heart!

    We just got back from seeing the live-action Aladdin (the 9-year-old saw it already and was very firm that we HAD to see it, thank goodness for AMC’s $6 Tuesdays) and after 2.5 hours of CGI animals, it’s nice to see video of real ones.

    (Movie was fine. Did not hate my life while watching, which, these days, is often all I ask when attending theatrical entertainment.)

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    opiejeanne says:

    The one in the Solo cup is just too adorable. I think I’m daid now, D-A-I-D!

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    NotMax says:

    @Steve in the ATL

    Trivia: At Utah State University, students play root beer pong. Really.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    Klaatu barada nikto

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    NotMax says:

    @zhena gogolia

    Someone was watching TCM.


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    zhena gogolia says:


    Yep, pretty great. Would you believe, I’ve never watched it from beginning to end before.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    Looks as if I killed the lovely ducky thread.

    Good night, all!

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    NotMax says:

    @zhena gogolia

    Got a similar (and lesser) SF message movie also starring Patricia Neal sitting in the Prime queue.

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    zhena gogolia says:


    Ooh, Helmut Dantine!

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @NotMax: Was TCM playing Evil Dead or Evil Dead 2? :)

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    Martin says:

    Wow, what a coincidence!

    Cyrus Vance, who famously dropped a case against the Trump spawn after Marc Kasowitz visited him. Cyrus Vance also asked a judge to put Epstein on the weakest tier of the sex offender registry. And what was that question that Kamala asked Kavanaugh?

    “Have you discussed the Mueller investigation with anyone at Kasowitz Benson Torres, the law firm founded by Marc Kasowitz, President Trump’s personal lawyer?” Harris asked. “Be sure about your answer, sir.”

    Boy, there’s 300 million people in this country and yet the same names keep showing up over and over and over in the strangest places. There’s some shit in Epstein’s safe, and I’m not sure we’re going to know the whole measure of it.

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    Starting the last episode of Set 1 of Foyle’s War. It’s sooooo good.

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    The Lodger says:

    I’m just glad you know people who still have some ducks to give.

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @The Lodger: LMAO Well played.

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    Rob says:

    That first picture!! So cute.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @The Lodger: Delete your account.

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    lamh36 says:

    Evening BJ…another long day at work today, then some studying for a class exam tomorrow evening…and just now finishing some phone interview prep stuff.

    It’s a phone interview screening w/the recruiter for the area hospital. I’m trying to come up w/at least 5 questions I would like to have answered if the recruiter allows me. I’m pretty sure I have them but I am willing to substitute one or more of them if anyone can come up with a better question or wording.

    it’s always a bit weird for me, cause it’s the HR recruiter screening applicants and not the actual folks you’d be working with/for…so I always think the recruiter questions should be different

    So here are the questions I’ve come up with. The working may not be exact, but the gist is the same regardless.

    1. question will be about the “culture” of the organization…I.E. how many I’d supervise and/or how many would supervise me. Eessentialy the way I tell if it a supervisory or “subordinate” role…rather than say “who’s my boss”

    2. question I’ve asked before about matriculation/retention..what I mean is I’d like to know if the lab has mostly close to retirement or newly educated workforce…but I’m not sure if the recruiter would know that

    3. question would the job require cross-education w/MDs as well as lab personnel, or will it be focused on the lab only…so many MDs are just…ugh when it comes to listening to “lowly” lab folks.

    4. Question coupled with above is whether or not my duties would include education coordination across the hospital system (they have a main campus, but also manage and own a bunch of hospitals and clinics)

    5. ’d like to ask a question about “workload” w/o getting into salary or exact hours, but I might just have to ask if she doesn’t provide the info. (I’ll wait to discuss wages if there is an actual job offer. Although I’d like to know what the job pays if anything). So this question was gonna be something like..what was the average work week or even work day like for the previous occupant of the job, that is if they actually HAD a previous occupant or if the job was “recently” created

    6. Finally, if this thing progresses…how soon can I expect to hear back about the next step/how soon do they want the position filled…another question I might ask about

    That’s all I’ve got right now.

    Hope everyone had a great day and if not, a better night.

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    ThresherK says:

    @laura: LouLou has a YouTube channel and it is well worth checking out.

    She reminds me of my grandma’s Dachshund Fritzi (the name was the law at the time) from my childhood.

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    piratedan says:

    @lamh36: i think a legit question to ask is what kind of online instrumentation do they use and are there any plans to add additional instruments or change their existing one….and if there are any plans to automate the process because of volume….

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    hervevillechaizelounge says:


    If you like Patricia Neal I would strongly recommend her autobiography, even though it forever killed my affection for Roald Dahl.

    Also, someone on an earlier thread mentioned the film Die Wannseekonferenz; an English dub is available on the youtubes if anyone is interested: LINK

    And finally—and I really struggled with whether to mention this—Ken Lay isn’t dead. I know it sounds crazy but not only did I see him in Boston in 2004 but that fucker knew I recognized him. He smirked at me and walked away.

    I wanted to point and shriek like Donald Sutherland in the 70s remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers but back then I had a lot more decorum.

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    Steve in the ATL says:


    so many MDs are just…ugh when it comes to

    Pretty much everything.

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    This post is about the amount of politics I can deal with right now.

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    frosty says:


    Starting the last episode of Set 1 of Foyle’s War. It’s sooooo good.

    Yes it is. I watched the whole thing a year ago.

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    Another Scott says:

    @Martin: C-Span Video of Harris’s question to Kavanaugh (7:56)

    Man, was he squirming.


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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @Major Major Major Major: Hello M^4. Hope you’ve been well.

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @frosty: My local library is missing 2 or 3 sets, so I bought the whole series off eBay.

    Gonna have to wait to start Set 2.

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    Ohio Mom says:

    @hervevillechaizelounge: I didn’t read Patricia Neal’s autobiography bit I did read Dahl’s memoir and he had a nightmare of a childhood. The headmaster at
    his boarding school thrashed him so hard that he hurt the rest of his life. It’s not an excuse for his poor behavior as a spouse but maybe it is a bit of an explanation?

    Re: Ken Lay, there was (as I remember) a fairly substantial rumor that he faked his death. For one thing, the timing was too perfect. In this age of cell phone cameras, if I were him, I’d lay a little lower.

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    Ohio Mom says:

    @lamh36: Ohio Dad is looking for a job and has had several screening phone interviews recently.

    He’s in a different field than you (programming) so this may be irrelevant, but the HR people he’s talked to have tended to be pretty vague about the details of the job. Some of it could be that they don’t know anything technical and are in no position to talk about the ins and outs of software development, though it seems that their main goal is to make sure Ohio Dad isn’t a blithering psychopath.

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    Ohio Mom says:

    There must be s new thread or everyone has gone to sleep, I seem to be the only one left here.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @hervevillechaizelounge: I knew it! I knew that fucker wasn’t dead!

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Another Scott:

    What did Kavanaugh answer to that specific question?

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    trollhattan says:

    “I like beer.”

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