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Cross-posted to guggle

From the Inspirational Trasking Challenge that I just issued in guggle:

Here's a Chinese-to-English translation (with my embellishment, inspired by this article) of something my aunt just sent me. I wouldn't be suprised if it was originally in English, but here goes:
A Coast Guard helicopter, responding to a distress call from a sinking tourist boat in the cold north Atlantic, finds it foundering in choppy waters. As the boat goes beneath the waves, a rescue ladder is lowered and eleven people grab hold: ten men of various ages, and one woman.

As a storm rages, the guard in the chopper starts to pull up the rescuees, but suddenly the chopper starts to develop engine trouble. The pilot pulls out a megaphone and calls out to the rescuees: "I'm very sorry, but there's too much weight on the ladder, and the helicopter is going to crash if at least one of you doesn't let go."

Some men start to protest that they have families, wives and children. Others say they are too young to die. None of them agrees to drop back into the near-freezing ocean.

"It's all right - I'll go," calls the woman in a long-suffering tone. "It has always been this way, the right way of the world, that women should make sacrifices: for our men, our children. That's what we're here to do, to lend support. I'm happy to fulfill my role. Remember me well."

All the men burst into applause.

Moral: Guys are dumbGirls are mean.




In other news:
I finally saw Angel S5x22 (the series finale) last night. Hmm, wow. Any spoiler review will go under a cut, of course, and I'll thank you to put a warning in the titles of comments.

Edit, 14:30 CDT: From vajrahridaya... interesting.

It's a clickable, color-coded friends map. I'm not sure how it's done, but there does seem to be a proximity relation, in time or by number of mutual friends (I'm not sure).

I am a flowercolor lookup table named banazir !
I consist ofassimilated my friends!
Are you a flowercolor lookup table too?



Edit, 17:30 CDT: All together, now...
Congratulations, andrewwyld!

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Banazir

Comments

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ellie_desu
Jul. 24th, 2004 11:02 am (UTC)
I just started rewatching angel. I'm going to go grab the last bit of season one, and then season 4 of buffy.
banazir
Jul. 24th, 2004 12:33 pm (UTC)
Grab?
As in Grokster? Kazaa Lite? BitTorrent?
Web sites?

I've just started learning to use BT.

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Banazir
ellie_desu
Jul. 24th, 2004 12:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Grab?
Grab as in Rentertainment. But Bittorrent is great, I use the ABC client, and I like it a lot, except no matter what I do it keeps making my 2k machine go boom, so I have to use it with xp.
banazir
Jul. 24th, 2004 03:50 pm (UTC)
BitTorrent
Ah, I getcha. I've never heard of the ABC client until now. Thanks! -- Banazir
scottharmon
Jul. 24th, 2004 09:16 pm (UTC)
Re: BitTorrent
banazir
Jul. 25th, 2004 12:18 am (UTC)
Wow, 10 MILLION downloads
I just need to embed BNJ in a BitTorrent or FastTrack client, don't I? :g:

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Banazir
cretaceousrick
Jul. 24th, 2004 02:18 pm (UTC)
w00...I actually border you, as per thus:

ox<--me
xo
^
|
you

Fa-ree-kay.
banazir
Jul. 24th, 2004 03:39 pm (UTC)
Yep!
LOL! Nice to know there's an LJ friend attentive enerf to find me on that thing.

The o above me is mythrocks and the one to my right is deire.

Left row: rsmit212, scionofgrace, suricattus.

Below: marcaich, havocthecat.

Whee. I'm in good company!

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Banazir
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banazir
Jul. 24th, 2004 03:36 pm (UTC)
Ironic
Well, it was ironically meant.
Hrm, shoulda had Josh Groban - "Let Me Fall" :eg:

I won't heed your warning,
Banazir
gondhir
Jul. 24th, 2004 10:47 pm (UTC)
It doesn't clix for me...
banazir
Jul. 25th, 2004 03:31 am (UTC)
Taht acos you is speshul
Doesn't work under Mozilla, either.

Trasking IE...

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Banazir
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