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Happy St. Patrick's Day and alla that! (Wlokay, it's tomorra in Oirland, nesupasu?1)

Lookit! Even OneLook, my favorite meta-dictionary, got in on the act!



Nice word of the day, too, eh? :-D

In other news: Ugh. I believe the phrase you are looking for is: "Bha, toast me!" Or perhaps thy modir. As in "word to".

1 ETA, 21:15 CST: *blush* OK, so I was two days early. (Interestingly enough, there are two interpretations of "it's tomorrow in Ireland", one of which is actually a valid statement.) This is what happens with holiday advertising in the USA: seasonal whatsits everywhere (in this case, shamrocks coming out of the faucets), any excuse for seasonal (green) beer, ads from FTD inviting everyone and his brother Shamus to send people green carnations (huh?), Google News featuring hundreds of articles on St. Patrick's Day 2005, 24-72 hours before the fact... and of course, banazir not actually managing to discover in two Google searches when SPD actually falls. Next time? I'ma check Egreetings.com. At least they'll have the date. Bha. HumGreenbug.

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Banazir

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sui_degeneris
Mar. 16th, 2005 03:07 am (UTC)
Huh?
It may be tomorra in Oirland, but that still only makes it the 16th.

Of course, there is that other St. Patrick whose feastday is the 16th of March...

Perhaps you were referring to him?
banazir
Mar. 16th, 2005 03:09 am (UTC)
Re: Huh?
:: blink blink ::

Wot wot?

:confuzzled:

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Banazir
sui_degeneris
Mar. 16th, 2005 03:21 am (UTC)
I'm sorry.
I thought you were trying to justify your "Happy St. Patrick's Day" comment by claiming that it is St. Patrick's Day already in Ireland.

The problem is that the feastday of the St. Patrick who is the patron saint of Ireland is on the 17th.

And now I think I've confused both of us.

I'll shut up now.
banazir
Mar. 16th, 2005 03:33 am (UTC)
Re: I'm sorry.
I thought you were trying to justify your "Happy St. Patrick's Day" comment by claiming that it is St. Patrick's Day already in Ireland.
I was, but since St. Patrick's Day is acksherly on 17 Mar 2005 (subjective date), I am backpedalling and taking it to mean that St. Patrick's Day occurs tomorrow (objective date) in Ireland, where it will be Thursday the 17th a few hours earlier, when it is still tomorrow for us.

<KIRK>I don't like to lose!</KIRK>

The problem is that the feastday of the St. Patrick who is the patron saint of Ireland is on the 17th.
Yee.

And now I think I've confused both of us.
And now I think I've unconfuzzled both of us!

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Banazir

I'll shut up now.
sui_degeneris
Mar. 16th, 2005 03:40 am (UTC)
Re: I'm sorry.
I was, but since St. Patrick's Day is acksherly on 17 Mar 2005 (subjective date), I am backpedalling and taking it to mean that St. Patrick's Day occurs tomorrow (objective date) in Ireland, where it will be Thursday the 17th a few hours earlier, when it is still tomorrow for us.

Okay. It's a stretch, but I'll count that as a save. Claiming that you were referring to the St. Patrick whose feastday is the 16th also would have worked.

For the basic holidays, you might want to keep http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/around_the_world/holidays/ in mind.

/me shuts up again.
banazir
Mar. 16th, 2005 02:48 pm (UTC)
Ever so clever
Okay. It's a stretch, but I'll count that as a save.
Woohoo!

Claiming that you were referring to the St. Patrick whose feastday is the 16th also would have worked.
It would, only I'd never heard of the guy until you mentioned him.

For the basic holidays, you might want to keep http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/around_the_world/holidays/ in mind.
Thanks very much!

/me shuts up again.
No, don't - you were very helpful!
From out of the mouths of babes, or something like that.

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Banazir
sui_degeneris
Mar. 16th, 2005 07:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Ever so clever
/me blinks.

I just reread your "save" comment. Are you sure you used "subjective" and "objective" correctly? It would seem to me that "March 17" is objective, and "tomorrow" is subjective. However, considering that I've never really thought about "objective" and "subjective" in terms of dates, I could be wrong.

And did you just call me a babe?

Fishie, sweetie... Either tenure has trasked your brain, or you are in serious need of shuteye.

/me returns to watchful silence.
banazir
Mar. 17th, 2005 05:35 am (UTC)
Subjective vs. Objective
I just reread your "save" comment. Are you sure you used "subjective" and "objective" correctly? It would seem to me that "March 17" is objective, and "tomorrow" is subjective. However, considering that I've never really thought about "objective" and "subjective" in terms of dates, I could be wrong.

I need to think more about this when I'm not so rushed.

And did you just call me a babe?
Fishie, sweetie... Either tenure has trasked your brain, or you are in serious need of shuteye.


Noo, see: this is your hour!
digby_tantrum called you a cute chick; I called you a babe. Get dashamus to call you a hottie and zengeneral to comment and you've got yourelf a Grand Slam of Mathemoogicks!

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Banazir
sui_degeneris
Mar. 17th, 2005 11:36 am (UTC)
You mean...
...I'm on my way to becoming a virtual pinup girl of mathgeeks?

How... Odd. Intriguing. Scary. Scarily intriguing. Intriguingly scary.

Excuse me while I hyperventilate.

*hoohoohoohoohoohoohoohoo... whew...*

Okay, I'm calm now.

"Grand Slam of Mathemoogicks" - I'll believe it when I see it!
banazir
Mar. 16th, 2005 03:13 am (UTC)
Oh. Hrm.
Wlokay.

1. Bana sees green wotsits everywhere.
2. Bana hears Ala talk aboat St. Paddy's Day.
3. Bana gets "NOW NOW NOW! LAST CHANCE TO SEND GWEEN CARNATIONS TO dashamus AND STRUFF OMG KTHXBYE" ads from FTD
4. Bana sees gnus aboat Dubya knot inviting the IRA to the White Hoose for SPD.
5. Bana fogures, oh, WTH, it must be St. Patrick's Day somewhere, acos noboddy's that nutzen.

Bana woz rong. Oh, wlel. :-P

I'd go bax to sleep, but I already slept a whole half week's worth! 8 huors!

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Banazir
illusio
Mar. 16th, 2005 03:21 am (UTC)
you sure talk funny for a professor ;p

another good song, though! i really like 'air that i breathe' by the hollies, though... man, that's a great song ;D

j/c, do you have a zachary 'something or other' (he's jewish, that's about all i know of him) in any of your physics classes there? he's a real freak (from what i've seen online here), i just wondered what he's like in class. haha, i know you have no idea who i might be talking about, i just got back from a long walk and i'm not making any sense... not enough oxygen to the brain!
banazir
Mar. 16th, 2005 03:36 am (UTC)
I talk funny for a professor?
you sure talk funny for a professor ;p
Aye do?
Wot exacterly izzit?
My TEUNCanese accent?

j/c, do you have a zachary 'something or other' (he's jewish, that's about all i know of him) in any of your physics classes there? he's a real freak (from what i've seen online here), i just wondered what he's like in class.
Hrm... are you sure he is at K-State?

The only Zachary I know in our department is a Zack Stewart. From a quick check of our department directory, I think you may mean Zachary Maier, but I've never met him. If he's a physics major, I probably don't know him.

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Banazir
illusio
Mar. 16th, 2005 03:55 am (UTC)
Re: I talk funny for a professor?
yup, it's kind of hard making a connection like that. i just felt like asking a stupid, random question. :D but yeah, i am sure he's at K-state... he's either a freshman or a sophomore. i don't really know the guy, only that he's been a stupid ass to me online. so, that's all :)
banazir
Mar. 16th, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC)
K-Staters online
yup, it's kind of hard making a connection like that. i just felt like asking a stupid, random question. :D
Nah, 'tis OK.

but yeah, i am sure he's at K-state... he's either a freshman or a sophomore. i don't really know the guy, only that he's been a stupid ass to me online. so, that's all :)
Ah, sorry to hear that.
Just curious: did you come across him on LJ, IM, IRC, or somewhere else?

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Banazir
illusio
Mar. 16th, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC)
Re: K-Staters online
LJ, he's a friend of a friend's friend or something like that ;)

i've never really had anyone come be an asshole to me in an IM (they prefer to ask about my intactivism), and i've never used IRC... maybe i should try it sometime.
banazir
Mar. 17th, 2005 11:54 pm (UTC)
Re: K-Staters online
i've never really had anyone come be an asshole to me in an IM (they prefer to ask about my intactivism), and i've never used IRC... maybe i should try it sometime.
That's the first time I've heard the term intactivism. What particular issues have you been an activist regarding? FGM? Male circumcision? (It sounds odd to say "MGM" at any rate, though TEUNC would have a field day with the jokes about loins and lions. Donut ask. :-D)

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Banazir
illusio
Mar. 18th, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC)
interesting icon choice, there, professor
i saw another reply regarding atlanta; i did spend a year there (last year, actually), but we finally escaped (sorry) and i am now residing in beautiful, sunny, san diego :) (yay)

i am particularly interested in raising awareness about male circumcision (yes, MGM; *roar*) in the United States, since FGM is already greatly reviled here.

Don't ask me where the logic fails, somewhere along those 'gender lines' i guess. cosmetic surgery on male infants is deemed acceptable and even encouraged here, despite the fact that we all know it is completely unnacceptable for it to be performed on little girls. so much of the same reasoning applies, it's kind of scary.

yes, i think passionate sums up my feelings on this issue pretty well. ...that, and horrified. but i'm doing what i can :)
banazir
Mar. 18th, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC)
Re: interesting icon choice, there, professor
interesting icon choice, there, professor
Heh - totally different context than what it usually means, though if you remember Sam's original line in The Fellowship of the Ring, it isn't that far off.

Just a leetle joke, keptin. :-D

i am particularly interested in raising awareness about male circumcision (yes, MGM; *roar*) in the United States, since FGM is already greatly reviled here.
True and more power to ya.

Don't ask me where the logic fails, somewhere along those 'gender lines' i guess. cosmetic surgery on male infants is deemed acceptable and even encouraged here, despite the fact that we all know it is completely unnacceptable for it to be performed on little girls. so much of the same reasoning applies, it's kind of scary.
Well, qualitatively, yes. It's a question of degree, though in the popular imagination the number of nerves removed differs a lot more than in reality. Infibulation and clitoridectomy just sound more extreme (though in many cases, they are, particularly because sanitation and scarring are not taken into much account).

yes, i think passionate sums up my feelings on this issue pretty well. ...that, and horrified. but i'm doing what i can :)
Good for you, as I try to always say to any activist who believes in a worth while cause.

On an unrelated note, there was something else I was going to ask you about Julian May books, but it'll come to me later.

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Banazir
illusio
Mar. 18th, 2005 09:13 pm (UTC)
Re: interesting icon choice, there, professor
i wrote a speech as a class assignment my sophomore year at PSU... i wanted it to be my 'informative' but the teacher told me to save it for the 'persuasive', so it's got a bit of that slant to it.

http://www.livejournal.com/users/illusio/3990.html

the class was required to fill out a check-sheet detailing how 'persuaded' they felt after each speech; apparently i changed the minds of about 50% of the class. it's only a college speech course, not exactly of the same import as, say, a parenting class for first time pregnancies... but, hey :)

...though if you remember Sam's original line in The Fellowship of the Ring, it isn't that far off.

i'm afraid i don't! and i don't own the books (i'm a fan, just not that big of one). care to enlighten me so i know wtf? ;)
banazir
Mar. 19th, 2005 02:21 am (UTC)
Nice speech
i wrote a speech as a class assignment my sophomore year at PSU... i wanted it to be my 'informative' but the teacher told me to save it for the 'persuasive', so it's got a bit of that slant to it.

http://www.livejournal.com/users/illusio/3990.html

Read it - brava. Another friend of mine who reads this LJ is also an intactivist - I'll pass it along.

the class was required to fill out a check-sheet detailing how 'persuaded' they felt after each speech; apparently i changed the minds of about 50% of the class. it's only a college speech course, not exactly of the same import as, say, a parenting class for first time pregnancies... but, hey :)
We all help according to our capacity - our knowledge and convictions.
Hey, if it helps, I'll print "snip your posts, not your tildes" T-shirts. :-D

i'm afraid i don't! and i don't own the books (i'm a fan, just not that big of one). care to enlighten me so i know wtf? ;)
I actually only remember the exact phrasing from the film, but apparently this line was retained verbatim from the book:

‘Mr Frodo, sir,’ cried Sam quaking, “Don’t let him hurt me, sir! Don’t let him turn me into something unnatural! My old dad would take on so. I mean no harm, on my honour, sir!’

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Banazir
illusio
Mar. 19th, 2005 02:35 am (UTC)
Re: Nice speech
thank you. on another note, i am v. confused by 'greatestjournal'...

um... Hey, if it helps, I'll print "snip your posts, not your tildes" T-shirts. ..k! :)
banazir
Mar. 19th, 2005 09:26 am (UTC)
Re: Nice speech
thank you. on another note, i am v. confused by 'greatestjournal'...
Confused how?
It's an LJ clone - same source. Fewer users, good servers, faster response time, 1000 icons instead of 3-50 and 1000 images. All free (and ad-sponsored).

Hey, if it helps, I'll print "snip your posts, not your tildes" T-shirts.
um... ..k! :)
LOL, TEUNC has a post-snipping fetish. Well, some of us, anyway.

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Banazir
illusio
Mar. 19th, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Nice speech
well, i just couldn't comment on it... and i guess i can't really ever read it unless i get an account with greatestjournal. but at first it looked so much like livejournal that i was just terribly confused. that's all. so, oh well. :)
illusio
Mar. 16th, 2005 04:43 pm (UTC)
Re: K-Staters online
oh, and he has two journals ;) a normal one and a 'secret' one, for those dark, scary thoughts we all know high school students sometimes have :p

"nothlit"
banazir
Mar. 18th, 2005 08:47 pm (UTC)
Profound, isn't he?
I took a glance around... his profoundaner musings seem to indicate a bit of a one-track mind. I can see he fancies himself a bit of a moral philosopher (don't we all?), but he's definitely out to provoke.

My personal opinion is that if you can get a point across by dint of shock value, you can get it across by dint of reason and reasonability. Logic, if not diplomacy, seems to be a lost aspect of rhetoric sometimes.

Or maybe I'm just old. ;-)

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Banazir
dipping_sauce
Mar. 16th, 2005 03:48 am (UTC)
To confuse everyone even further, Montreal (my city) holds its annual St Paddy's parade on the Sunday *before* actual St Paddy's Day.

I dislike the parade because it interferes with the bus routes downtown. Begorrah.
spoothbrush
Mar. 16th, 2005 05:34 am (UTC)
The city in which (near which?) I live now held its annual St. Pat's day parade on March 1. This being my birthday, I left my apartment and initially thought it was about me.
banazir
Mar. 16th, 2005 06:45 am (UTC)
LOL!
Hey, belated happy birthday, BTW!

My gift to you is a flossiwhip. Named after Tante Flossie Balrog, the terror of Moria, aka Durin's Bane, it's the perfect accessory for a spoothbrush.

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Banazir
banazir
Mar. 16th, 2005 06:46 am (UTC)
Faith and begorrah
Indeed.

I didn't realize you were in Montreal!
That makes yet another Canadian in my friends list.

What does "begorrah" mean anyway, BTW?

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Banazir
dipping_sauce
Mar. 16th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Faith and begorrah
... I have no idea!

I just used it because it was Irish. *blush*
banazir
Mar. 17th, 2005 11:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Faith and begorrah
See below!

I'm trying to think of something to say every time I see a Boomer icon...

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Banazir
sui_degeneris
Mar. 16th, 2005 06:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Faith and begorrah
No official cite, but looking at words like bejabbers and gorblimey, I'd guess that it's a corruption of "by God".
banazir
Mar. 17th, 2005 11:50 pm (UTC)
Cllo!
Hey, and you colored your virtual hair!

Does that match yer real hair coleur?

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Banazir
sui_degeneris
Mar. 18th, 2005 01:50 am (UTC)
Re: Cllo!
Hey, and you colored your virtual hair!
Does that match yer real hair coleur?


Um, sort of, sometimes.

If my hair is long, and I'm wearing it down, and the sun hits it full on, then I have all sorts of red highlights.

But in most lights, it's a lot mousier.
banazir
Mar. 18th, 2005 08:50 pm (UTC)
Haxie's Photoshop thingy
Does that match yer real hair coleur?
Um, sort of, sometimes.
Hey, did yew change the icon bax?

If my hair is long, and I'm wearing it down, and the sun hits it full on, then I have all sorts of red highlights.
Eek!

But in most lights, it's a lot mousier.
And so the mystery of the rat-kisses is solved! :-D

Say, please enlighten an ignunt fishie-hobbit: what exact filter does one use in Photeshoop to do the picutre-icons that yew lal have?

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Banazir
sui_degeneris
Mar. 19th, 2005 02:08 am (UTC)
Re: Haxie's Photoshop thingy
Hey, did yew change the icon bax?
Full marks for observation!

If my hair is long, and I'm wearing it down, and the sun hits it full on, then I have all sorts of red highlights.
Eek!

Oh, right. You're afraid of redheads. Sorry about that, fishie sweetie. Just close your eyes and swim a bit. It'll be okay.

And so the mystery of the rat-kisses is solved! :-D
The rat would KISSKISSKISS me no matter what color my hair is. A rat he may be, but he isn't that shallow!

Say, please enlighten an ignunt fishie-hobbit: what exact filter does one use in Photeshoop to do the picutre-icons that yew lal have?

Two points:
1. Paint Shop Pro, not Photoshop
2. Layers, not filters

Instructions:
1. You open an image file. (This is akin to putting a photo in front of you.)

2. You create a new layer; in PSP8, you go to Layers, New Raster Layer... and accept the defaults. (This is akin to laying a piece of tracing paper over the photo.)

3. You trace the outlines of the image (which is the background layer) on the new layer; you'll probably want to use the paintbrush tool, and black (or some other dark/neutral color), but if something else works better, go for it. (This is akin to taking Ye Olde Trusty #2 Pencil and tracing the outlines of the photo images onto the tracing paper.)

4. You remove the background layer and leave the tracing layer; in PSP8, you look at where it says "Raster 1" (highlighted) and "Background" (unhighlighted), rightclick "Background" and select delete. (This is akin to sliding the original photo out from under the tracing paper. However, if you realize that you missed a section, it's a lot easier to hit Undo in PSP than to reposition the photo properly under the tracing paper.)

5. You color in the various sections of the tracing. My image is very flat: one color for each main area. Mia used a lot more colors (several shades for the hair), but kept it fairly natural. Yoj used more colors too, and exaggerated the colors a bit (blue-black hair, anyone?).

In addition, after coloring in the tracing, Mia combined the two images to get some shading. Image, Arithmetic. Choose the two image names, average, and all channels, and let it work its magic.

2+2=4.  Except when it equals 22.  Or a double-stuff 2.

Does that help clarify things?
banazir
Mar. 26th, 2005 03:24 am (UTC)
Re: Haxie's Photoshop thingy
Full marks for observation!
W00t! Thassa frist.

Eek!
Oh, right. You're afraid of redheads. Sorry about that, fishie sweetie. Just close your eyes and swim a bit. It'll be okay.
Meesa knot afraid of redheeads!
*Flounder-like pout*
They jsut memind me of Arielle Hurinielle, is lal.

Two points:
1. Paint Shop Pro, not Photoshop
2. Layers, not filters

Instructions [...]
Does that help clarify things?

Vert muchly!
Thanks, and I shall do it this weenkend.

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Banazir
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