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  1. Judge Mental Member
    Judge Mental
    @JudgeMental

    That’s like the wisdom of the ages.  Or aged.

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  2. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    That’s like the wisdom of the ages. Or aged.

    Well, he does have a birthday next Tuesday, Mardi Gras.

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  3. Judge Mental Member
    Judge Mental
    @JudgeMental

    That could be the next great PIT saying, except its too long for most of us to remember.  Four-five words; that’s the sweet spot.

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  4. TBA Coolidge
    TBA
    @RobtGilsdorf

    Don’t be a grok-blocker? 

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  5. Gary McVey Contributor
    Gary McVey
    @GaryMcVey

    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    That’s like the wisdom of the ages. Or aged.

    Oak aged, single blend, and bonded postwar Scotch! Oh, and Irish. 

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  6. Gary McVey Contributor
    Gary McVey
    @GaryMcVey

    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    That could be the next great PIT saying, except its too long for most of us to remember. Four-five words; that’s the sweet spot.

    I never said it would stack up against the true PIT greats, like “Burn in Hell, Fools”, or for fans of the internet of things, “IP on Everything”. 

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  7. Gary McVey Contributor
    Gary McVey
    @GaryMcVey

    TBA (View Comment):

    Don’t be a grok-blocker?

    Ah, gentlemen, we have another Heinlein referencer in our midst. Welcome, brother.

    An early example on film of pointing out facts vs. sentiment: “Public opinion, manufactured and organized, with money and brains. Somebody’s out to get us”–from “Destination Moon” (1950).

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  8. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    That could be the next great PIT saying, except its too long for most of us to remember. Four-five words; that’s the sweet spot.

    I’m lucky to remember the two or three word ones.

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  9. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    My truth? My truth? Child, it is the truth. But I am willing to share …

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  10. Stina Member
    Stina
    @CM

    It’s a bit like the wife who vents and the husband who offers solutions.

    My God, man, let the woman vent. It’ll be over in 5 minutes if you make sympathetic grunting noises and let it go.

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  11. Mark Camp Member
    Mark Camp
    @MarkCamp

    Stina (View Comment):

    It’s a bit like the wife who vents and the husband who offers solutions.

    My God, man, let the woman vent. It’ll be over in 5 minutes if you make sympathetic grunting noises and let it go.

    Thanks for the tip, Stina, but were you allowed to tell us that?

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  12. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Mark Camp (View Comment):
    Thanks for the tip, Stina, but were you allowed to tell us that?

    Is she allowed not to these days?

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  13. Mark Camp Member
    Mark Camp
    @MarkCamp

    Arahant:

    I resent your using recent, factual personal observation to undermine my vague, sentimental conjecture.—Gary McVey

    The other day, @garymcvey jokingly said this, but haven’t we all been in a discussion with a person who was really like this?

    Are you kidding?  I have even been a person who was really like this.  But all seriousness aside, yes, it was a very funny representation of a not-too-rare phenomenon.

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  14. Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… Thatcher
    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo…
    @GumbyMark

    I certainly have been in conversations where the other person was really like this but, of course, I have never myself been like that.  To the best of my recollection at this point in time.

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  15. Misthiocracy secretly Member
    Misthiocracy secretly
    @Misthiocracy

    Arahant: … but haven’t we all been in a discussion with a person who was really like this?

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  16. Django Member
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    @Django

    Stina (View Comment):

    It’s a bit like the wife who vents and the husband who offers solutions.

    My God, man, let the woman vent. It’ll be over in 5 minutes if you make sympathetic grunting noises and let it go.

    I think I heard it in the PIT: This too shall pass. It may pass like a kidney stone, but eventually it will pass. 

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  17. Misthiocracy secretly Member
    Misthiocracy secretly
    @Misthiocracy

    Stina (View Comment):

    It’s a bit like the wife who vents and the husband who offers solutions.

    My God, man, let the woman vent. It’ll be over in 5 minutes if you make sympathetic grunting noises and let it go.

    I like the tactic of asking her stupid questions and/or asking her to clarify trivial details of her tale of woe.

    a) It shows that you’re taking an interest.

    b) It’s incredibly frustrating to her because it throws her off her rhythm, thereby discouraging her from ranting too much in the future.

    Feigned incompetence gets one out of all sorts of bother.

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  18. dnewlander Coolidge
    dnewlander
    @dnewlander

    Since that quote was in response to me, I have like it.

    But I’m still going to offer solutions to presented problems. Dammit.

    Because, otherwise, what are we doing except kvetching?

    He said, in the PIT -ish.

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  19. Gary McVey Contributor
    Gary McVey
    @GaryMcVey

    dnewlander (View Comment):

    Since that quote was in response to me, I have like it.

    But I’m still going to offer solutions to presented problems. Dammit.

    Because, otherwise, what are we doing except kvetching?

    He said, in the PIT -ish.

    My quoted remark (Thanks, Arahant!) is a rueful admission that you had the facts on your side and I didn’t. That’s what, at best, internet argument does: it distinguishes levels of judged authority. If you’ve been to Canada half a dozen times the past few years, you’ve got that authority, not me. 

    Needless to say, blog discussions would end quickly without legit, or sometimes not-so-legit grounds for arguing anyway. Hypothetically, sure, you may have the recent experience under your belt, but maybe you’re blinded by distaste for poutine. Even my faded, outdated view of that country might be usefully informed. Hey, it could happen.

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