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February 4th, 2009
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That fortune cookie thing
I never comment on the writers block thing ... but this one made me think of something I did to the folks I work with.

I had told them that I always got bad things in my fortune cookies ... always. They didn't believe me (and for good reason, I was lying). BUT, I have nifty software on my computer, so, in very small text, I printed out my fortune for the day, cut it down to acceptable size, bent it up so it looked like it came out of a fortune cookie. I went off to lunch at my favorite chinese restaurant, and came back.


My fortune said ... "Give up, it's useless". If I had thought of it at the time on the back it would have had a mock Chinese translation for defenestration.


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Date:February 4th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
I want chinese food.
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Date:February 24th, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)

I like Chinese

Hey, I was wondering -- anyone want some Chinese textbooks and stuff? Mandarin, mostly. I'm looking for someone interested in the Chinese language.

Explanation: My father was a big wheel in the "FORTH" computer language community, and was invited by the Chinese govt. to come and speak. He boned up on the language, and presented his paper in Mandarin. It really confused the translator, and the other westerners on the trip were left behind in the dust... He had a great time, but that was two decades ago and he doesn't have a need or use for all his books about Chinese and in Chinese.

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Date:February 4th, 2009 04:48 pm (UTC)
My favorite fortune cookie of all time came from an early episode of MST3K. Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank order Chinese - Forrester is delayed and Frank eats it all. There's one fortune cookie left and Forrester opens it.

"You will die alone and friendless knowing no one ever really loved you or ever really cared."

He reads it, tosses it over his shoulder and says something like "That's the same one I always get."

My sister loved that so much she actually made it up and switched it into a fortune cookie.
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Date:February 5th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
I just love the way you screw with people. Don't ever change.

... and don't do it to me. :)
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Date:February 5th, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
Is "defenestration" where you knock someone's windows out?
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Date:February 5th, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
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Date:February 5th, 2009 02:13 am (UTC)
Ha! I was just being a smart ass. ;D

Nice to see that I was close.
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