good morning (...?)
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@ashfurrow is there an Elders react to this?
@ashfurrow get a VPN, connect to it and just start downloading massive files in the background.
Or maybe don't that's actually a pretty dick move
@xorowl no need to make some poor network admin's life harder 🙈
@ashfurrow TIL Quebec French is different to France French, because OF COURSE it would be
@ashfurrow There's a Transmetropolitan story where French is banned after a war, because corporate media properties use English:
@ashfurrow that province was in the news a few years ago for a horrible quadruple homicide while we were on vacation in the capital. The international headlines ran: "Police double murder in Canadian provincial capital"
The subject matter was terrible, but the reality that no one, anywhere, knows what New Brunswick or Fredricton are is hilarious.
@secstate they don't even know how to pronounce "Fredericton"
@ashfurrow oops, there I showing my ignorance too 😃
@secstate not at all, you spelled it as it is phonetically pronounced (in English, anyway)
@ashfurrow Also, for what it's worth, I love Frederiction
@secstate I am a UNB alumni myself, and still miss it. “What a city should be”, indeed.
@ashfurrow In my dreams one of my kids goes to UNB so I have an excuse to go up there all time. That's probably a terrible idea (me driving up there all the time), but we can dream, right? 😆
@secstate UNB's constitution _still_ stipulates that all new construction must be done with red brick. I love it :D
@ashfurrow I guess now isn't the time or the place to repeat an old Jerry Sadowitz joke about Canada.
@ashfurrow You're hurting my Canadian centric feels.
@Lofenyy the only the the French hate more than everyone is each other
@ashfurrow I honestly completely believe this. French people can call people idiots for not knowing their language and insult people further when they aren't perfect at learning it.
However, if they insult one dialect, they will be insulted back, and in ways that attack their insecurities since they know each others culture.
@ashfurrow I have a funny story from a Croatian guy who wore the fleur de lis in Canada without knowing what it was and a Quebecois lady gave him hell for it because it was a "Quebec symbol" and he didn't know what that meant despite it being an old French symbol.
Only Quebecois can wear the fleur de lis appearantly because it's Quebecois despite the symbol not belonging to Quebec.
@Lofenyy oh that’s just effing typical
@ashfurrow Haha how so? I'm from the land of destroying the Earth, having too much money, getting laid off and cowboys. While we have a little bit of a francophone community, there aren't too many here from Quebec.
@Lofenyy oh, just the yelling, really
@ashfurrow At the end of my Erasmus year in France someone told me I speak like a québécois and I knew immediately that was not a compliment
@ashfurrow your cat is a spitting image of my cat 😄
@ashfurrow I.. Actually really like that..
@b4yp you’re right to, it’s bad ass!
@ashfurrow I realize the Trapper Keeper edition will be in high demand, but I'm holding out for the Lisa Frank edition
@secstate meanwhile, I am holding out for the Lisa _Simpson_ edition
@ashfurrow Love it...I want one
@ashfurrow our cafeteria STILL uses cups with that exact print on them.
you, naive: "Apple popularized the selfie cam and home printing"
me, an intellectual:
@bclindner I want so bad 😭😭😭
@ashfurrow <blink> You're serious. https://tinycartridge.com/post/30518573549/the-nintendo-knitting-machine-rumored-to-have
Tho the stupid cardboard things for Switch might be worse.
@ashfurrow oh my god i thought this was an incredibly clever edit or something
i can't believe it was real
never released, but still real
@mdszy it’s beautiful, the R&D is amazing
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