Does this happen in America (or elsewhere)?

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Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:01 am Post

Wock wrote:Well yes it happens and I can tell you WHY it happens.
It is all because of the Chinese Construction Industry.

Hah! Called to mind my journey to the university the other day ... construction site on one of the main roads running down through town ... four-vehicle-width carriage-way, with a "frog-lane" on either side — i.e. bus lane separated from the main carriage-way by islands planted with mango trees; also treated by light traffic as a reverse direction route so as not to bother to cross the main carriage-way! — heavy-ish traffic at the time. The frog-lane was blocked by 8 huge cement carriers ... waiting their turn at the single pumping machine to have their cement pumped into whatever caisson-structure with reinforcing steel rods had been prepared for it. The JIT side had somehow not worked that well ... the impediment to traffic-flow probably lasted a good couple of hours.
Still that's better than 140 streets in the centre of Beijing being totally grid-locked for 5 hours as a result of a wee downpour JIT'd for the beginning of the evening rush-hour!
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Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:46 am Post

In my youth, I worked at a Dunkin' Donuts that once ran out of coffee.

I'm not quite sure how these things happen.

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Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:58 am Post

Now that's just awful. All that sugar. No coffee.

The stuff of nightmares.
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Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:46 am Post

Doughnuts`n`Guinness, anybody? :twisted:
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Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:44 pm Post

For Amber, KB, Lee, and the other L&L crew members who may or may not exist (that would be you Mr shadow) I offer the following:

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#!`which perl`

$vic = "Doughnuts\`n\`Guinness, anybody?\n\nVic";
$vic =~ s/Doughnuts\`n\`//;
$vic =~ s/,/ on us,/;
$vic .= " and Jaysen\n"
print $vic;



;)
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Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:21 pm Post

Jaysen wrote: I offer the following:

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#!`which perl`
$vic = "Doughnuts\`n\`Guinness, anybody?\n\nVic";
$vic =~ s/Doughnuts\`n\`//;
$vic =~ s/,/ on us,/;
$vic .= " and Jaysen\n"
print $vic;[/quote]

Young master Jaysen,
vic-k says to tell you:

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[*]sggsdljQ;
&BVQWDPP[NX
£BW~DO\icky\YOQ
!QWD\wibble\HIUWDooNy;
%NODDY[ickydo]

or word to that effect. The reason I`ve posted on his behalf, is because he`s still trying to figure out just exactly,
I quote:
What the f****in` `ell is that all about!!"

I do so hate it when others aboard Scriv, cause him to feel inadiquate, and start him off foulmouthing. :oops: :shock:
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Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:32 pm Post

BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
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Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:36 pm Post

0 PRINT "HELLO WORLD!"
1 END
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Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:33 am Post

johnnybgoode wrote:In my youth, I worked at a Dunkin' Donuts that once ran out of coffee.


Now that's just sad.

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