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TR Out Loud - April 4, 2008

This week's TR Out Loud is a free for all! Find out more than you ever wanted to know about Beth and Sonja, including information about one of their adventures together outside the office. Oh, and all that forums-related stuff, too.

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This week's TR Out Loud is a free for all! Find out more than you ever wanted to know about Beth and Sonja, including information about one of their adventures together outside the office. Oh, and all that forums-related stuff, too. Sonja had a great time recording this week's podcast, and Beth -- well, she had a hoot.

Listen to the podcast! And if you don't have anything else to do, check out the photo gallery: Sonja wears many different hats.

Notes: Top discussion threads:

  1. House raided by mob in Craigslist ad hoax
  2. TR Out Loud - March 28, 2008
  3. What CAN'T Linux do?
  4. Starbucks to fight tip-sharing court ruling
  5. Do you work with a bully? You're not alone
Most "Thumbs Up" in the TR Questions arena this week?

  1. OH Smeg
  2. Dumphrey Peconet Tietokoneet
  3. True Blue
  4. robo_dev

    Nonapeptide Old Mycroft
  5. JamesRL

    ComputerCookie

    ThumbsUp2

    tintoman
Question of the Week:

Provided by jdclyde: What IT talents do you hide so that you won't have to do that type of work? Also, does Beth have a southern drawl?

Send your answers to TROL at cnet.com or call toll free (866)-414-CNET (2638). You can also leave a voice message on Skype at TR Out Loud (tr.out.loud). Keep your answers under 30 seconds, or we won't consider them! If we use your answer in next week's show, you'll get some TR gear, like T-shirts, mugs, etc.
76 comments
OnTheRopes
OnTheRopes

I hope these podcasts continue. I found myself really looking forward to it this morning. Thanks Beth. Just kidding Sonja. Thanks to you too. Great job the both of you, as always. Edit: For those keeping score, I moved this to the correct thread. Just can't seem to get it right today. Just can't seem to get it right today. Just can't seem to get it right today. I think I'm going to give up. Yeah, I think I'm going to give up.

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

Yes, I actually read these discussions. Just remember... I have a microphone, and I'm not afraid to use it! ;-)

NickNielsen
NickNielsen

[i]I have a microphone, and I'm not afraid to use it![/i] :0

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

I thought that was an attempt to lure out potential ex members of TR. Asking Beth anything personal is way [b]Too Dangerous[/b] for someone as Nice as Me! Personally I'm not surprised that no one was silly enough to ask anything as upset females are not something to encourage. They get peeved of without trying to upset them so why risk fate and go out of your way? Also in answer to your Question of what can Linux not do there is only one answer make Women Sound Logical. :p I'm not retreating to pull some cable through the new house before I get into trouble. WTH it keeps [b]SWMBO[/b] happy so I'm not complaining. :p Col [b][i]the really Nice Innocent one.[/i][/b]

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

As I dearly love [b]SWMBO[/b] I guess that I'll have to answer that question this week because [b]SWMBO[/b] Told me to. :( I just want to see a TR Mug sent Internationally though. :^0 As for the Beth bit and her Drawl. It's way to far North to be a Southern Drawl isn't it? Never understood that one as nothing in the States is even close to being South. :p Col

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

turn the globe upside down. Then you will see things properly from your upside down rock :^0

Dumphrey
Dumphrey

"where women glow and men chunder..." I was never sure about that last line, was it chunder or plunder? DERN YOU MEAN AT WORK!!!!!!

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

It's hard being as Pure as I am but I have to do it. The last time I had a drink a Wanton Blond lead me astray and got me working with Computers. So now I don't ever go near anything that is even slightly Alcoholic, I just can not afford the risk of getting sucked in to something worse than what I currently do. :( But I've been told by experienced drinkers that Chunder is a Result of too Much Beer. It is an accurate description of what happens to those affected by the Low Level Consumption of Beer here with it's extremely insignificant amount of contained Alcohol. Women rely on Beer to get their own way and through they complain loudly they are the ones forcefeeding the males Beer so that they can continue to get their own way. Anyway as I understand it after the excessive consumption of Beer to forget about the nagging females your legs are supposed to go weak and you insist on laying on the cool floor for relief from the heat, Your Eyes are both watering and blurry as you are unable to see 6 inches in front of your face. Apparently you are also supposed to feel considerably queasy and some indulge in a Technicolor Yawn, Chunder or whatever. The Chunder is supposed to be an accurate description of how some feel at the time particularly when you have a Nagging wench complaining bitterly around. So I'm told but I have no first hand experience of this so I may have been told a Lie or less than the entire truth. :D Col

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

because Aussies were churning butter, and then threw up in it, so they started calling ut Chunder :^0

CG IT
CG IT

Barf, ralph, throw up, puke, but not chunder....

CG IT
CG IT

maybe someone from the land down under can explain chunder.

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

to google it? Hmmm.... Ok, I was wondering, cause I couldnt remember (must be the Mae disease :^0 ) So I guess, Thank You is in order :)

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

I knew thunder was in there somewhere... :)

Tig2
Tig2

Traveling in a fried-out combie On a hippie trail, head full of zombie I met a strange lady, she made me nervous She took me in and gave me breakfast And she said, "Do you come from a land down under? Where women glow and men plunder? Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder? You better run, you better take cover." Buying bread from a man in Brussels He was six foot four and full of muscles I said, "Do you speak-a my language?" He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich And he said, "I come from a land down under Where beer does flow and men chunder Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder? You better run, you better take cover." Lying in a den in Bombay With a slack jaw, and not much to say I said to the man, "Are you trying to tempt me Because I come from the land of plenty?" And he said, "Oh! Do you come from a land down under? (oh yeah yeah) Where women glow and men plunder? Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder? You better run, you better take cover." You people need to learn how to Google lyrics. I may have to start an earwig thread! :D

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

I always thought it was thunder.

Dumphrey
Dumphrey

here in the States is kind of a misnomer. Basically, The South is currently Virginia, North/South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana. In practice, if you can get sweet ice tea at 99% of the restaurants, its The South. And, referring to an American accent as Southern, is almost as bad as saying European. Do you mean tidewater? Charelston? Cajun? Birmingham? to me, Beth sounds like a displaced Charlestonian.

CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

Florida. I used to think Florida was the seventh New England state. I was recently corrected, and now I know it's the sixth borough of New York City. Beth, just using the phrase, "That's a hoot!" identifies one as a Southerner.

maecuff
maecuff

traveling in the South. They KNOW how to do iced tea.

maecuff
maecuff

We have two long tailed lizards, a leopard gecko, a bahaman lizard, a chubby frog and assorted fish. But none of the reptiles like biscuits and gravy. I'm pretty sure the kids really do like it. And I've been explicitly told that I must tell you the names of the aforementioned reptiles.. the gecko is Herbert Downey Junior, the long tails are Woah Longy and ree ree. The fish are Bill and Ted, Wayne and Garth, Beavis and Butthead, K-fed and Jamie Lynn (Jamie Lynn is a pregnant guppy). The frog is Fatty McFatenstein. The Bahaman has no name. The lizard with no name. Just like Clint Eastwood. Maybe I could convince them to name him Clint.

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

you are 'on' today. What crawled... er what hair... er oh nevermind. :D

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

That good ole Memphis dry-rub is pretty hard to beat. :0

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

are they really cleaning it up, or licking the plated till they 'look' clean? Still, even if that happens it says a lot. Unless of course, they set the plates down for the dog to lick clean :0

maecuff
maecuff

We went to the Rendevous (sp?) this past Summer and it was awesome.

maecuff
maecuff

My father in law taught me how to make biscuits and gravy and it kicks ass. My kids will volunteer to clean up afterwards if I make it and that's saying something..

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

Provided that the rubber and the Q'er know what they're about.

JamesRL
JamesRL

I used to travel to Raleigh on a regular basis. What made the long trips endurable was the fact I could get some nice BBQ, biscuits and gravy and good ice tea. I do prefer Popeyes to KFC..... James

Dumphrey
Dumphrey

they are very different, so its more about what Im in the mood for =)

maecuff
maecuff

And don't forget about the barbeque. My husband will argue that Kansas City does it best, but I prefer Southern BBQ.

Dumphrey
Dumphrey

No offense, in the North you get Chinese food and cream of wheat and English muffins. We get tea and chicken and biscuits. We win.

JamesRL
JamesRL

At one point that was the dividing line, between the north and south, and its pretty far north for the US. The original line spearated Pennsylvania and Delaware from Maryland and Virginia. And Cajun actually originated in the North :)(Did nobody read Evangeline?) When driving from Toronto, Wheeling West Virginia is actually closer than Boston. And I recall a southerner giving me grief about saying someone was from Southern Ontario. James

Dumphrey
Dumphrey

Its a quickly being forgotten piece of Americana history. Its relevance vanished years ago, but its still important to understanding the differences and shift in Eastern US culture.

jdclyde
jdclyde

There are four categories. First, normal. (ME) Second, Yuppers. (think pretending to be canuks) Third, southern. (people in the south) Fourth, cajun. (southerners that dig gumbo) Sweet tea, they just started carrying that in the McDonalds around here. I don't eat at McDonalds, so I can't tell you if it is any good or not. Compared to what your used to, probably not.

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

Very nice to see the return of 'the mood'. Ahahaha... Rules are meant to be brokennnnnnnnnn. Thanks for not counting those shoes, then I would have to count mine and it could be embarrassing. There is no such things as too many boots. Sonja! Hats! Yay! Yes, Beth has a drawl, but I don't know how 'suthen' it is. No hidden IT talent - not enough of it to have any spare to hide! :D Enjoy FL Sonja. You will be very near our regular 'haunt' and it's gorgeous in that neck of the woods. Hope you get plenty of sunshine and relaxation. Much fun this morning ladies. Thanks again. edit the usual

Dumphrey
Dumphrey

but Apple Butter is a fall product... but I would be glad to send you some down.

Beth Blakely
Beth Blakely

Whatev... I never said I was smart. I just like to eat. ;-)

jdclyde
jdclyde

TAKE ME WITH YOU! :D No slight was intended Sonja, had just never talked to Beth and wanted to get that extra chance to suckup.. um, I mean wish her well. I was concerned of the sound quality, because from my end you both were very quiet and there was even an echo. I am still laughing about our call, even if the best parts hit the editing floor... ]:) Keep up the good work, although my eyes did glaze over for a bit when the shoe talk started. Counting my hunting boots, I have four pairs of footwear, total. Well, five if I can count my slippers... :D ttfn jd

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

This podcast was almost 29 minutes before I started hacking away at it. Fortunately, I always keep a copy of the raw file... you know, blackmail purposes in the future. It was great talking to you again, even though you dissed me. Oh, and don't worry about next week's TROL and Spotlight podcasts, because they are already recorded and slated to publish while I'm away. Don't miss me too much! ;-)

CG IT
CG IT

No! can't be.... humm... girdle... way to much information....ROFL so how about them Lakers...

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

You can not honestly expect me to put my foot in it can you? As every Female that I have ever meet is Very Cryptic I thought that was applicable. :D Just don't look too closely at anything else though. Shovel Stains are hard to get rid of. :0 Oh the Grey hair comes from that picture of you swinging the shovel which clearly shows Grey Hair above the Black Hair Band, so there is no insult intended. Col ]:)

maecuff
maecuff

but what the hell is 'decrypted'? I've been moved out of my crypt?

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

Did I make a Typo again Deliberately? :0 Col

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

you should be stricken down now (I will remind mae shortly, what you called her).

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

All I implied was that the Whale Bone Corsets where the best. Because I was told that was true. :D So where did the rest of that come from? Scummy is acceptable because nothing better is expected of Her. :p Dumphrey that was Out of Order well and truly. You are just trying to make trouble and Upset Mae aren't you? :0 Mae is way too old & Decrypted to upset much so Watch Out. :D Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is not Nice Damit! Mae is not Nice Damit! Mae is not Nice Damit! She is Terrifing. Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Mae is Nice Damit! Col

OnTheRopes
OnTheRopes

(I still like how that sounds) As High Deacon I suggest that Dumphrey consider getting a new religion like mine so that he can use the excuse that his religion made him do it. I'm just doing my part to convert others and maybe get a new Deacon I can boss around, er... I mean ask to do stuff that my Scumdog boss needs done.

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

It's all the fault of the HAL 9000. Was there any doubt?

Dumphrey
Dumphrey

so he spelled it wrong.... Once again he leads me astray! DAMN YOU HAL9000! DAMN YOU MEN AT WORK!

maecuff
maecuff

spelled 'dammit' wrong. What ARE we going to do with you???

Dumphrey
Dumphrey

Mae is nice Damit! Mae is nice Damit! Mae is nice Damit! Mae is nice Damit!

maecuff
maecuff

My first two husbands are alive and well. They're in the witness protection program. (If that excuse is good enough for Tony Soprano, then it's good enough for me.)

Dumphrey
Dumphrey

a waitress keeps referring to her First husband, eventually the customer asks, "When did he pass away?" The waitress answers, "Oh hes fine, he's at home now. I just refer to him that way to keep him on his toes..."

maecuff
maecuff

I really stick with my own species.. Well, other than that second husband. I'm not entirely sure about him.

Dumphrey
Dumphrey

Scum, I think he flat out said it...

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

that Mae is so big that she can take a whales bone :0 :0 :0

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

Whale Bone is still the best. :p [b][i][u] Mae is nice Damit! Mae is nice Damit! Mae is nice Damit! Mae is nice Damit! Mae is nice Damit! Mae is nice Damit! Mae is nice Damit! Mae is nice Damit! Mae is nice Damit! Mae is nice Damit! Mae is nice Damit! Mae is nice Damit! Mae is nice Damit! Mae is nice Damit! Mae is nice Damit! Mae is nice Damit! [/i][/b][/u]

jdclyde
jdclyde

you KNOW the bridesmaids dresses are SUPPOSE to make the bridesmaids look horrible so the Bride will feel stellar in comparison. Looking good is going against all tradition! :0 [i] Something mae, something new Something borrowed, something blue And a silver sixpence in her shoe.

maecuff
maecuff

I understand. We've had so much go on over the past year that my habits have gone to sh@t. I'm not watching what I eat and my daily exercise routine just vanished. I joined a gym two weeks ago and have been going at least 5 days a week. I don't enjoy it yet..but I see a glimpse. Those endorphins are gonna kick in any day now.

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

this inactive job of mine is killing my figure. And my attitude. This is the most inactive job I have held in my life, and I drastically underestimated the consequences to my girlish figure. Ugh... I still look good, but hot is slipping away! ;)

maecuff
maecuff

Unless you're modeling for the Sears catalog, you really shouldn't have ANY photos of yourself in a girdle. That's very very wrong.

maecuff
maecuff

I found one that works quite well. I'm in a wedding next month and the dress, well, the dress is very unforgiving. Unless you're a stick figure, it's gonna show every bulge and bump. So, I found some squishy underwear (my term for girdle) that has the elastic band turned outward instead of inward (if that makes sense). I put in on and tried every which way to get it to roll out of place, and it stayed put. And it looks nice with the dress. Now, even the squishy underwear isn't going to disguise the fact that I'm at LEAST 15 years older than everyone else in the wedding party. I feel like the token old person. Thank God I look so good. :)

CG IT
CG IT

no pictures!!!!

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

extremely constrictive undergarment worn [usually] by women. Everything 'inside' the girdle tucked tightly into place. Everything outside the girdle flips and flops and folds all over the girdle in bizarre and well... gross fashion. You really want pics? ;)

jdclyde
jdclyde

humm... girdle... tell us more, and next time include the pictures! :D

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