This Twitter conversation amused me.
Schwarzenegger did a fantastic AMA over at Reddit today!
Here are some of my favorites.
“What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received in your life?”
“My dad always said be useful”
Politicians are wildly unpopular these days – if you had to pick one current American politician who best embodies what is good about politics, who would you pick, and why? I’ve always appreciated your perspective on American politics and admired your optimistic spirit, so I’d love to hear your answer to this.
Great question. And this has to be my last one.
Even though Congress has an approval rating of 9% (and loses to cockroaches and colonoscopies in polling), there are still some leaders who are doing the people’s work instead of the partys’ work. That’s political courage to me, being willing to risk your job to choose what’s good for the public instead of getting stuck in your ideology.
One of my favorites is Mayor Chuck Reed from San Jose. He’s a Democratic who took on pension reform, he has always put the people first. You should look him up.
What are your thoughts on the current state of the Republican party?
The most important thing is that we need to be a party that is inclusive and tolerant. We can be those things and be the party we always have been. We need to think about the environment – Teddy Roosevelt was a great environmentalist and people forget Reagan was the one who dealt with the ozone layer with the Montreal protocol. We also need to talk about healthcare honestly – Nixon almost passed universal healthcare. We need to have an talk about immigration and realize you can’t just deport people. We need a comprehensive answer. We also need to stay out of people’s bedrooms. The party that is for small government shouldn’t be over-reaching into people’s private lives.
Mainly, we need to be a party where people know what we are for, not just what we are against.
I saw this on Toshiba USA’s Facebook page, and I had to share..
A Note For Toshi (my Toshiba PC)
Hello sweet Toshi I know your there’
Wake up Wake Up if you Dare
U R so sweet U R so Kind ‘
I Push all of Ur buttons
and U really don’t mind,
U let me talk to folk all around the place,
and harvest all sorts of crops,
He He even let me fly into space,
oh Toshi U really R Tops’
Ur buttons so shiny, ur screen so sweet ,
the real world finds it hard to compete,
Oh Toshi i really am sorry
I must press the OFF button till Tomorry!
He he he I was only joking !!!
Lets Play some Music and get the housework done ‘
So this Granny and Toshi can have some more FUN
– Toshiba USA Facebook Timeline, 1/11/13
(I am helping a customer scan and email important documents to his insurance company. He speaks English very poorly.)
Me: “Okay, sir. The email is sending now. It will just take a moment. There! Sent!”
Customer: “Is sent?”
Me: “Yes. Your agent should get the email any second now.”
Customer: “Oh! Am so happy! Happy like SQUIRREL!”
I had to post this one. It’s too cute.
Not Always Right is a blog that posts funny quotes from retail customers.
I saw this amusing conversation in the comments of Fox Van Allen’s
latest shadow priest post, Spiritual
Guidance: Top 7 shadow priest questions about patch 4.0.6, on WoW
Insider. Note that Fox Van Allen writes the shadow priest articles and
Dawn Moore writes the healing priest articles.
Allow me to whisk you away to a strange world where doctors and lawyers are out to get you. I wish this was a fictional encounter; While I am paraphrasing, this conversation did take place.
A woman approaches me as any normal customer would.
“There are people that pose as doctors and lawyers and social workers, and they follow me, but they’re not really those people,” she exclaims in a slightly panicking voice. “I’ll call the cops on you if you’re with them. You’re not with them are you? I need security or something. Those people follow me everywhere and harass me!”
“…uh huh,” I stupidly respond in place of running.
“They say that I harass others, but I don’t! Really they’re the ones who are harassing me! And sometimes they try to illegally drug me! They try to give me the drugs. I’ll call the cops! They follow me and harass me!”
“Oh, wow,” I reply.
“One time during therapy they slipped drugs into my foods. They won’t leave me alone,” she continues. “They follow me around pretending to be doctors and lawyers, and they try to drug me!”
“Wow, that’s terrible.”
“Do you want the proof I have? I can show you papers I have with their signatures on it! The signatures of my family! It shows what’s happening!” She pulls out some slips from pieces of registered mail. “I won’t actually show you their names, of course!” And of course, they’re not proof of anything except that she had some mail.
“Yeah and they won’t leave me alone. They chase me and try to drug me!”
“That’s really terrible.”
“They even tried to poison me. Is my drink poisoned?” She holds out her drink from our cafe to me. “Can you check it for poison?”
“I don’t really know how to do that, but it looks okay to me.”
“Maybe you could get security for me.”
“Um, I could call a manager,” I reply. “But I can’t really call security.”
“No, no, I don’t like bothering people. You know what I mean? I don’t want to make people go out of their way or anything.” Yeah, sure you don’t.
“Well, I don’t mind calling my manager.”
“Can you just assure me that my drink is poison? Can you assure me?”
“I don’t think there’s any poison in your drink.”
“But can you assure me?! Can you promise me that no one slipped any drugs or poison in my drink? Can you assure me? There aren’t any drugs? Can you assure me?”
“I can assure you I didn’t. I don’t see how anyone could have reached your drink, and the people in our cafe wouldn’t do that to your drink,” I reply.
She looks a little relieved. “Okay, thanks. But if I find drugs or poison in my drink, I’ll call the police! And I’ll sue you! I’ll call the police! If there’s poison, I’ll call the police!” She seems to repeat herself a lot. “I’m going to go sit down in the cafe and enjoy my coffee, but I’m going to call the police if you try to follow me or drug me or poison me!”
She finally walks away.
And she had a horrible camel toe.
I have to share this with everyone. This e-mail came from my grandmother this morning and was sent to my brother and me. She’s great, lol.
Okay, here goes. I was going through some “stuff” in our closet and I came across a new unopened package of men’s underwear.
Gramps bought them (when he was under some delusion that he could actually pick out his own underwear!). He doesn’t wear this style. So I’m wondering if it’s anything either of you would wear. If so, I’ll bring them out in June or send them home with your Mom in April.
The package reads:
Men’s mid-rise briefs.
100% combed ringspun cotton
They are white.
P.S. In case you’re wondering Gramps wears low rise briefs in dark colors. Or as Chuck put it once, before he and Diana were married, “Your dad still wears Roos?”. They were in sleeping bags on the living room floor in Rancho Mirage when Gramps crossed the hall to use the bathroom in the early morning.
This will probably be the only time I discuss your underwear with you in an email! I’ve been chuckling this whole time, but you know how frugal I am and I wouldn’t just donate them without asking.
Love and smiles,
Sorry, Grams. I wear boxer briefs.
VerySeksy RussianBrides wants to be friends with you on Facebook.
Okay /v/, I bought the doom games on the steam sale after a few of my friends told me how good it was. I was extremely disappointed. The graphics were nice, using sprites instead of models was a pretty neat design choice. The music sounds bad, I mean even NES music sounds better, I expected more from a PC game. The gameplay was also incredibly boring.
Every time. And the most disappointing thing? The autoaim. It was like I was really playing a console shooter. Seriously I play PC games to avoid shit like autoaim. Why does everyone like this game so much?