forkrul wassail

deep, thought provoking question thread

85 posts in this topic

On 2017-07-30 at 4:29 PM, KingintheNorth4 said:

Why do cats like to sit in empty boxes?

Is a box still empty with a cat sitting in it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
24 minutes ago, larrytheimp said:

A friend and I spent a couple hours trying to figure out the exact phrasing of the old wisdom about listening twice as much as you speak or something.  I dunno. We never figured it out.

I think it's founded on bio-mechanical math, ie 2 ears, 1 mouth.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, James Arryn said:

I think it's founded on bio-mechanical math, ie 2 ears, 1 mouth.

No, James, you're very wrong, we argued about it for awhile and yelled a lot but still didnt discover the truth.  Where is the truth?!?!?!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
50 minutes ago, Manhole Eunuchsbane said:

 

Mine is San Bruno Hobostab. What's yours?

Mine's Tolland Hoboshank.  Perhaps we share a common ancestor?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, larrytheimp said:

Mine's Tolland Hoboshank.  Perhaps we share a common ancestor?

I gots a cousin named Stabby...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't worry folks, I'm not a stabbing hobo, I'm a singing hobo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What do you put in a barrel to make it lighter? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

On 8/10/2017 at 5:44 PM, Tywin et al. said:

What do you put in a barrel to make it lighter? 

A hole*

Edited by larrytheimp
Eta:. *With my hobo knife. Alternately, a light source

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On Wednesday, August 09, 2017 at 7:10 PM, James Arryn said:

Is a box still empty with a cat sitting in it?

If it is  Schroedinger's cat, the box is both full and empty being in a superposition of both.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

If a tree "falls down" in  the Amazon rainforest and nobody was around but Trump to hear it, does it make a sound?

I heard from a buddy that he was seen chopping down said tree with someone.

Edited by ladderjhn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I assume Amazon rain forest refers to the labyrinthine warehouses of the corporate giant?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/9/2017 at 6:10 PM, James Arryn said:

Is a box still empty with a cat sitting in it?

 

11 hours ago, maarsen said:

If it is  Schroedinger's cat, the box is both full and empty being in a superposition of both.

The real question is: How do we know there's a box at all? ;)

And, for the record, our cat will demonstrate with extreme prejudice, to anyone getting too close, that the box is definitely not empty!  Ouch!:eek:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, larrytheimp said:

I assume Amazon rain forest refers to the labyrinthine warehouses of the corporate giant?

the actual quote here is "if a worker falls down and dies in the amazon warehouse, trying to meet unsustainable performance goals for barely better than minimum wage and no benefits, and no one is allowed to have seen it for fear of losing their job, does the company make any noise?"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, r'hllor's red lobster said:

the actual quote here is "if a worker falls down and dies in the amazon warehouse, trying to meet unsustainable performance goals for barely better than minimum wage and no benefits, and no one is allowed to have seen it for fear of losing their job, does the company make any noise?"

Of course they make a noise, to the tune of: "We offer our deepest sympathies to the worker's family and reaffirm our commitment to a safe, ethical and supportive workplace environment for all of our workers. This was a tragic accident and we are doing all we can to investigate the causes to avoid them in future."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

5 hours ago, HelenaExMachina said:

Of course they make a noise, to the tune of: "We offer our deepest sympathies to the worker's family and reaffirm our commitment to a safe, ethical and supportive workplace environment for all of our workers. This was a tragic accident and we are doing all we can to investigate the causes to avoid them in future."

And of course they will offer free shipping for the corpse.

 

/But not for same day.

Edited by Manhole Eunuchsbane

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Manhole Eunuchsbane said:

And of course they will offer free shipping for the corpse.

 

/But not for same day.

Depends, was the worker an Amazon Prime member? Surely membership doesn't lapse with death, he paid up for he whole year!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Depends.  Some are billed monthly.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now