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By santeewelding ·
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Big fiction. And, a phenomenal flop.

Again and again -- not only past, but now -- "Information Technology" is a fig leaf. It's one percent. Ninety-nine percent of TR is naked, and you are a voyeur with a voice.

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Nuttin' but fig leaves,

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to "Off-topic (non-IT) discu ...

since the first one.

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If life gives you fig leaves...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Nuttin' but fig leaves,

make dolmades.

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Okay, MF

by santeewelding In reply to If life gives you fig lea ...

That's the second time today I've had to resort to an online dictionary.

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Santee it's good to know

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Okay, MF

That you have a Dictionary and you know how to use it even if it is a Online one.

Col

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Don't need a dictionary for dolmades...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Santee it's good to know

just a cook-book
The traditional is with grape leaves, but I hear the fig leaf dolmades are an excellent variation.

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Truth be known

by santeewelding In reply to Santee it's good to know

I have the two-volume Shorter OED, a Merriam Webster, and assorted other references above and just beyond my physical reach (I have to get out of my chair, stand up, and fetch them). This has come about after a thoroughgoing revamping of my physical circumstances -- not a thing for anyone to be concerned about, given the tumult in personal lives we have been treated to by others here. Some of that tumult has been downright nail-biting. Mine is minor by comparison.

So, the physical reference works, which I much prefer -- a minor irritant -- are at the moment inconveniently out of my reach. I will cure it in time, when I get around to it. When I do, watch out.

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Well I always say

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Truth be known

No point in doing anything now when you can procrastinate around for a year or 2.

Col

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Weights and balances...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Truth be known

Make the shelf respond to a pull string, descending the wall to your convenience, ascending again when given the nod.

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Empleomania

by santeewelding In reply to Santee it's good to know

I came across it today in, Reading the OED; one man, one year, 21,730 pages. I thought HAL might have use for it. The author, Ammon Shea, puts it thus:

"Empleomania (n.) A manic compulsion to hold public office."

"I would suggest that anyone who, in this day and age, is stricken with the urge to hold public office is deserving of this diagnosis, and should immediately be banned for life from 'serving' the public in any capacity that requires more responsibility than that of a hot dog vendor."

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Guilty as Charged

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Empleomania

I fully agree.

Col

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