Son of Rantettes & Ravettes

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Re: Son of Rantettes & Ravettes

Post by Rorschach » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:45 am

It’s not a phrase we use so it’s thanks to this show that I’ve learned what ‘gish gallop’ means.
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Post by Deacon » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:07 pm

Rorschach wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:45 amIt’s not a phrase we use so it’s thanks to this show that I’ve learned what ‘gish gallop’ means.
I've never heard that before, and it's perfect.
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Post by Seannery » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:39 pm

mysecret wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:58 pm2. Within the next 5 years calling customer services will be something very few people do and within 10 years call centres will be all gone. Everything will be AI driven chat bots or app self service. If you've used chat to speak to an actual company, and it's a big company, chances are that you've experienced AI chat already during some of that interaction without knowing it.
Note: this isn't at you---you just reminded me that:
Rant: All I wanted was to describe the issue, let you work on it without further molestation, and get notice when, only when, you've figured out how to solve the underlying problem, how I'll be reimbursed---you don't.. you give me a phone number---answered by a [stet]human robot that[/stet] doesn't listen to my phrases or doesn't care, or tell me to `chat' with you a computer robot, that, too, doesn't read my phrases or doesn't care. Where is your `complain' form? You used to have one.. Sure, I could post a letter---I do: it costs me ink, paper, envelope, postage,, my mind, my oh, so precious mind. I don't mind that too much, but you don't reimburse my costs---I'm sure you have your own, but they'd be less if you computerized it. If you kept it computerized. Did you count the trees you're killing? or how many poorer, still profitable customers, you're refusing to serve? You certainly don't seem to know or care that you're discriminating against persons with certain medical conditions that make synchronous communication painful or difficult---and no, I'm no proof against these words: merely `high functioning;' it still hurts.
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Post by auntmousie » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:15 am

Seir wrote: Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:03 am Rave: My state just voted to legalize marijuana.
Nice!

My state just decriminalized small possession (i.e. without intent to sell) of all(?) drugs, and legalized medical mushrooms.
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Post by Rorschach » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:50 am

auntmousie wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:15 am
Seir wrote: Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:03 am Rave: My state just voted to legalize marijuana.
Nice!

My state just decriminalized small possession (i.e. without intent to sell) of all(?) drugs, and legalized medical mushrooms.
I fully expect rambling and good-natured posts from you both about how comfortable your socks are.
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Post by τ > π » Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:03 pm

Rant: Got hospitalized. Kept me too long.
Rave: Checked-out yesterday. I love my bed.
Rave: Weekly psychotherapy. Started tuesday.
Rant: I hate telehealth.

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Post by FirebirdNC » Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:33 pm

RAVE: Jeffrey Dean Morgan Walking Dead/Supernatural brought his dog in to be seen at my vets office today. He was so nice and funny. He also smelled really good lol. Love his voice, I wasn't up for his appointment but I had to go in and ask him a couple of questions. My brush with fame my first celebrity.
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Re: Son of Rantettes & Ravettes

Post by BigDamnHero » Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:20 am

That's so cool! I'm jealous. Was he cool?

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Post by FirebirdNC » Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:06 am

Very much so and his dog was a sweetie who he said he rescued so if I wasn't a fan before (I was) I would certainly be now.
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Re: Son of Rantettes & Ravettes

Post by Deacon » Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:26 am

Ha! That’s awesome. Did you bother him for a pic? Or the name of his cologne? :)
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Post by FirebirdNC » Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:37 am

If I hadn't been at work I would certainly have, but I tried to be somewhat professional :).
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Post by Martin Blank » Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:24 am

That is super-cool. My closest celebrity meet was also a Walking Dead one. I saw Norman Reedus in an American Airlines Admirals Club, sitting down as I was on my way out. I quietly checked who he was (it was obvious--he looked dead-on like Daryl), asked to shake his hand, and he obliged. Told him how much I loved his work on the show, and he thanked me. Really wish I had asked him about his painting, but I also had a flight to catch.

A friend worked as a secretary at Disney Studios in Burbank and MAJORLY broke the rules when Julie Andrews came in by asking for an autograph for me--I'm a HUGE Mary Poppins fan. She was lovely and happily obliged; my friend's boss waited until Ms. Andrews was gone and told her that if she ever did that again, she'd be fired on the spot. Studios have very strict rules against employees doing such things. Friend told me it was worth it to get that signature for me.
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Re: Son of Rantettes & Ravettes

Post by Rorschach » Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:46 pm

I think Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins is possibly the sexiest woman ever put onscreen.
That wee twinkle in her eye when she’s being all prim. She’s just so saucy.

If we’re name-dropping, Neil Kinnock once told me to ‘mind the cars, son’ although that probably isn’t very impressive if you’re American. Or British, come to that.
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Re: Son of Rantettes & Ravettes

Post by Deacon » Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:24 pm

Rorschach wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:46 pm I think Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins is possibly the sexiest woman ever put onscreen.
That wee twinkle in her eye when she’s being all prim. She’s just so saucy.
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Neil Kinnock once told me to ‘mind the cars, son’
And you restored with a shouted, "Back off, Brussels!" and sent him a long with a torrent of curses and insults in barely intelligible Scottish slang?
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Re: Son of Rantettes & Ravettes

Post by Rorschach » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:47 am

Deacon, are you watching Al Murray's The Pub Landlord? That was a real Pub Landlordism. Although perhaps just a coincidence.
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