Random Thoughts 14: I can see clearly now 2020 edition

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  1. BoxsterCy

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    Trying to decide who I hate more, Ed Sheeran or Jason Mraz. Songs so bad that even dogs don't bark and howl to them, yet popular for some unknown reason.

    Was close to pulling into the lot at Lifetime and heard this crap on my radio..........

    When I was six years old I broke my leg
    I was running from my brother and his friends
    And tasted the sweet perfume of the mountain grass I rolled down
    I was younger then, take me back to when I

    The lyrics are so bad he can't even sing them, he just sorta recites or chants them. Of course that's like a lot of the male singers right now, chanters. At least some of the gals can actually smoke out some vocals.

    In the running for worst pop lyrics of the last ten years. To avoid puking in my car I just hit mute and parked. But still no threat to this James Arthur crap...

    We danced the night away, we drank too much
    I held your hair back when
    You were throwing up


    Leaving Lifetime I unmute the radio and that ******* Jason Mraz is on! :mad: Like a song and half from home so switch channels and first hit was a Freddie Mercury masterpiece so I'll probably still listen to music in my car tomorrow.

    /end mini-rant
     
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    Just got an automated call that I need to show up for jury duty next Tuesday. :( I was hoping the Corona virus would make them cancel court. Fingers crossed
     
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    I have exams in Fluids, Mechanics, and Calc 3 tonight, Wednesday, and Thursday, respectively. Why couldn't they have canceled classes this week instead of waiting until after break?
     
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    Pat Sajak is very good at working with differently-abled people. There's a young man on the show tonight that appears to be on the spectrum, and his life long dream has been to be on wheel. Not many game shows are this accepting.
     
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    So, my glasses broke Wednesday, went to the eye doctor Friday, glasses wont be in for another week and a half. 1st problem is, legally, Im not supposed to drive without my glasses. 2nd problem, I need to drive A LOT for work. 3rd problem, it takes me an embarrassingly long amount of time to put contacts in.
     
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    So I started making plans to take my course online.
    School president sent an e-mail about an hour later directing us to get ready.

    There's apparently a more concrete departmental e-mail that I don't receive, so now I'm out begging for the official word.
    It reminded me that us part-timers are **** who don't get any of this information from our department, even the ones who are friends. What a ******** arrangement this is.

    Edit: And it turns out just to be the same e-mail.
     
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    I remember when first got contacts how long it took to put them in. After a while I could slide them in under an extremely hungover eyelid.
     
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    After a month, and no progress at getting faster, I just gave up
     
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    Grillin' in the hood since the snow/rain is skirting south of me so far. And, yeah, yummy.

    shrimp steak cf scale march 2020.jpg
     
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  10. madguy30

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    Count me in the 'Why is Ed Sheeran so popular?' group. Not that he's not talented....it's just really uninteresting.

    A couple of summers ago he performed on some show and I just remember the hosts being so amazed because he does looping, and the looping was just drumming guitar into the beat.

    As someone who's seen someone like Andrew Bird a few times, I was perplexed.
     
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    I just heard from a faculty friend that all courses will be online for two weeks.
    @Ms3r4ISU are staff/faculty/P&S still required to show up for work?
     
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    He has a ketchup tatoo......and was probably a bullied ginger who has now endeared himself to grammy cool kids.....kind of interesting.
     
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    I wish someone would give those impractical Jokers guys a shotgun blast to the face.
     
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    they really are unfunny. like painfully.
     
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    Apparently they're so popular they're releasing a movie?

    For my TruTV views, outside of early NCAA games there's nothing better than 'World's Dumbest....'.
     
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    I don’t know anything more than what’s on the primary ISU page. The March 10 blurb is what Pres Wendy sent you everyone late this afternoon. https://web.iastate.edu/safety/updates/covid19
     
  17. dirtyninety

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    I like posts like this. Not boring.
    But I kinda like some of Mraz's art.....come on man, you never got your honey loving to "sleeping to dream"? I can seperate the art from the person...great artist. Probably as smart as a box of box of fidget spinners. Keep them coming. more rants please.
     
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    My issue is the forced hysterical laughter after the absolutely NOT funny "jokes"...and the way they use unsuspecting people in their "jokes".
     
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  19. SaraV

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    An extreme guilty pleasure for myself and my husband. You are not alone.
     
  20. CycloneErik

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    I've heard two weeks, but that's not on any available documentation.
    I'll tell the class tomorrow that this is the most likely deal.
     
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