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    [Astronaut Pee Will Help Build Bases on the Moon

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    Prophecy from The Princess Bride:

    Fezzik: Why do you wear a mask? Were you burned by acid, or something like that?
    Man in Black: Oh no, it's just that they're terribly comfortable. I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schlaugh View Post
    Prophecy from The Princess Bride:

    Fezzik: Why do you wear a mask? Were you burned by acid, or something like that?
    Man in Black: Oh no, it's just that they're terribly comfortable. I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.
    Well, the only use for a Dread Pirate Roberts mask during the Current Unpleasantness would be that people wouldn't be able to identify who'd just coughed on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    Well, the only use for a Dread Pirate Roberts mask during the Current Unpleasantness would be that people wouldn't be able to identify who'd just coughed on them.
    I find it rather awkward because I don't recognise a lot of the people I see because they are wearing masks. It's a bit lie having mild prosopagnosia. (Can you have "mild" prosopagnosia?)

    I wonder if there are any studies on whether masks covering the eyes or covering the nose & mouth are better at disguising people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
    I find it rather awkward because I don't recognise a lot of the people I see because they are wearing masks. It's a bit lie having mild prosopagnosia. (Can you have "mild" prosopagnosia?)
    Strictly, that would be prosopdysgnosia ("difficulty with" rather than "absence of"), though the distinction has been only recently proposed.
    Having worked in operating theatres for thirty-five years, I can easily recognize people I know who are wearing nose-and-mouth masks. Acquired hyperprosopgnosia, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    Strictly, that would be prosopdysgnosia ("difficulty with" rather than "absence of"), though the distinction has been only recently proposed.
    Having worked in operating theatres for thirty-five years, I can easily recognize people I know who are wearing nose-and-mouth masks. Acquired hyperprosopgnosia, I guess.

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    When you just *have* to make a joke

    From the pandemic thread:
    But my wife is A+ and has multiple other risk factors. She hasn't been out of the house in a month but what if I bring something back?
    You mean, like ice cream?

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    I see we have a Pangaea thread now. Actually, we used to have lots of threads about Pangaea , but we merged them into one gigantic thread.

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    In response to the Jerk or impulse limit thread, all I can say is that I'm already at or above my jerk limit. If I have to deal with one more impulsive jerk... Oh, wait. That doesn't seem to be what that thread is about. Nevermind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey View Post
    In response to the Jerk or impulse limit thread, all I can say is that I'm already at or above my jerk limit. If I have to deal with one more impulsive jerk... Oh, wait. That doesn't seem to be what that thread is about. Nevermind.

    At my undergrad there was a sandwich shop in the student union that made really great sandwiches named after places around campus or elsewhere in Boston. One of my favorites was the South Campus Jerk, which was (obviously) jerk chicken, cheese, and I forget what else but it was very tasty. You filled our your order on a little paper sheet and then waited by the counter for your name to be called.

    One time the cashier did not know how to pronounce my name. “Kay?”

    “Kai?” I offered, approaching the counter.

    “Are you the South Campus Jerk?” she asked, and then immediately looked embarrassed because she realized what she had just said.

    I laughed it off, swiped my ID card, and left with my sandwich.
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    I had a couple of friends in high school from Iceland. Their last names were ridiculous strings of consonants that were surprisingly easy to pronounce. The one guy's last name sounded just like "Help-you", which was seriously comical when a teacher stumbled on it.

    "Ha-hal... hal-ah... hell... hell-pa..."
    "Help-you?"
    "Yes, please."
    "No, it's sounds just like help-you."
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    https://forum.cosmoquest.org/showthr...5264-knee-jerk

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    Quote Originally Posted by slang View Post
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    I've always thought the worst knee jerks were the knights who say NI!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    Fixed it for you.
    Kind of breaks the joke, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    Kind of breaks the joke, though. Grant Hutchison
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    Aren't there silly English k-niggets who say k-nee? Some French guy told me that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonM435 View Post
    Aren't there silly English k-niggets who say k-nee? Some French guy told me that.
    K-not konfirm k-nee, but who k-nows?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    I see we have a Pangaea thread now. Actually, we used to have lots of threads about Pangaea , but we merged them into one gigantic thread.

    It’ll just break up again...give it time

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