WestJetForLife From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 814 posts, RR: 1 Posted (1 year 9 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1918 times:
I decided to start the "Lazy Random Friday thread", a mishmash thread where, as long as it doesn't violate the A.net Terms of Service, it's free game.
To start: it's an absolutely beautiful Friday afternoon here in YYC: it's about 21C, there's some clouds, there's some sun, and Calgary plays Montreal tomorrow at McMahon. Go Stampeders.
The job search is going okay, but I'm still not catching any bites. At least I still have enough money to pay for rent, food and cigarettes.
In between Hurricane Irene, the east coast earthquake and NDP Leader Jack Layton dying (condolences to his family and NDP supporters), I stopped watching TV sans for The Price is Right at 11AM on KREM2 CBS Spokane, or the odd movie featuring Burt Lancaster, Jimmy Stewart or many of the "Golden Oldies" on TCM.
If you're in school or college, enjoy the last bit of summer (unless class has already started for you), and please remember: school toilets and cherry bombs do NOT mix. One of my friends learned that the hard way.
As it sits right now, I'm smoking a cigarette on the balcony, watching random YouTube videos while waiting for my laundry to finish. I will be glad when the next-door neighbor's kids go back to school in a couple weeks; it means no more screaming, water-gun fights or charging up and down the hallway at 7AM on Monday mornings when I'm trying to sleep.
It's hard to believe it's already August 26th, but then again, it's hard to believe a lot of things.
Anyways, please contribute to the thread by being as random as possible, as long as it doesn't break the rules and won't get either you or I banned.
mal787 From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 687 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 15 hours ago) and read 1702 times:
Well its no longer Friday , but is now Sunday. Sitting in my office trawling A Net instead of doing my weekly paperwork. weather is fine and sunny max today to be around 33C so might go clean the pool later today and work on my tan.
ALTF4 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1143 posts, RR: 4 Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 1699 times:
Quoting mal787 (Reply 12): Well its no longer Friday , but is now Sunday. Sitting in my office trawling A Net instead of doing my weekly paperwork. weather is fine and sunny max today to be around 33C so might go clean the pool later today and work on my tan.
I think you have your days mixed up. Its Saturday, you silly goose.
af773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2578 posts, RR: 2 Reply 16, posted (1 year 9 months 8 hours ago) and read 1658 times:
Here is a random question:
What if you walk into a store, steal $20 worth of products. Then come back, return the products and the store gives you a refund. Then you purchase products at that store for $20. Does the store make a loss or a profit from this? My friend and I are questioning this and can't come to a conclusion. Note that I would never actually try this since it is stealing.
Oh and the weather in Minnesota is nice like always.
ALTF4 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1143 posts, RR: 4 Reply 19, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1618 times:
Quoting af773atmsp (Reply 18): Interesting. What if you did the same thing but this time you spent $40 at the store. Would it all equal out or would someone make a loss/profit?
It doesn't matter - whatever you stole from the store is the loss they take. The product that they have (either by paying you for it back [returning it] or just selling it to anybody else) is the same profit regardless. The only loss they incur is what you stole.
Doesn't matter if you spend $40 - somebody else would have spent the other $20 if you hadn't, so you aren't 'helping' them out any more.
Now, of course there are a finite number of people and a finite number of products to sell, so in reality saying "somebody else would have spent the other $20" isn't necessarily the case. However, due to the number of customers a store typically has, we can treat it to be an absolute that another person would buy the product.
In short - if you steal $20 of goods, it does not matter how much you buy back from the, return to them, or whatever - they are still out that $20 when all is said and done after the returns and purchases.
The above post is my opinion. Don't like it? Don't read it.
It's a loss like ALTF4 and joffie said. You steal the goods, meaning a $20 "shrink" (loss) in product, you return 'em, and they give you $20...if they don't catch and charge you for theft.
Speaking of theft, I watched Heat with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro today. I can't believe they're both either approaching or in their 70s. Then again, I find it hard to believe Bob Barker is in his mid-80s and isn't pushing daisies yet.
Now, your opinion: do you think Drew Carey is suited for The Price is Right? I think he is. He brings life to the show. That's just me.
Confuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3635 posts, RR: 2 Reply 22, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1506 times:
737 - Battle of Narbonne: The Frankish army under Charles Martel again defeats the Moors; Born: Emperor Kammu, emperor of Japan.
320 - Crispus, eldest son of Constantine I, leads a victorious campaign against the Franks, assuring twenty years of peace along the Rhine frontier. He established his residence in Augusta Treverorum (modern Trier), capital of Germania; Born: Constans I, Roman emperor.
747 - Abu Muslim unites the Abbasid Empire against the Umayyads.; Born: Charlemagne, king and emperor of the Franks.
380 - Battle of Thessalonica: The Goths under Fritigern defeat a Roman army in Macedonia. Theodosius I retreats to Thessalonica and leaves Gratian control over the Western Roman Empire; Born: Aelia Eudoxia, empress and wife of Arcadius.
787 - The Second Council of Nicaea ends the first iconoclastic period in the Byzantine Empire; Born: Abu Mas'har, scholar.
350 - Emperor Constans I makes himself extremely unpopular, Magnus Magnentius is proclaimed emperor at Autun (Gaul) with support of the army on the Rhine frontier; Born: Hypatia, Greek female mathematician and philosopher.