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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-08-09 21:06
Subject: [personal] Seattle notes
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Tags:funny, personal, seattle
Because sometimes life is amusing.

  1. On the highway during rush hour, at a forced merge in 3 mph traffic, where I am not driving like an asshat but being patient and slow, a hippie looking gentleman in an old red Volvo with a "Goodness Happens" bumper sticker is dangerously aggressive about ensuring that I will not merge in front of him. Warning, contents may not match packaging.

  2. Checking into my hotel, I am in line behind two persons of obvious herbal enhancement who are just amazed that their credit card is being declined, and repeatedly badger the desk clerk as to the nature of the decline, which he, of course, cannot answer, until Stoner #1 finally says, "Oh, yeah, that's my debit card and I'm broke." This took some time to resolve.

  3. My room number in this hotel is 404. I get off the elevator and cannot find it. I proceed to laugh myself silly over the "room not found" error.

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User: jackwilliambell
Date: 2010-08-10 06:38 (UTC)
Subject: 404: Room not found.
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User: maurinestarkey
Date: 2010-08-10 07:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
A friend of mine has a grandfather well into the late stages of Alzheimer. She went to visit him in the nursing home...you guessed, 404 was his room number.

I think we all suffer from too much irony in our diet. Life is funny and amazing in all circumstances.
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slweippert: Muse laughs
User: slweippert
Date: 2010-08-10 08:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Muse laughs
404 room not found

I would've been with you laughing until my sides hurt. This is good enough to pass along.
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User: supersniffles
Date: 2010-08-10 10:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The internal programming database for BayCon this year had the panels numbered, and in the haze of late nights leading up to con they accidently numbered a panel 404, which was a non-valid number (for reasons I don't remember) so they scheduled it for 7pm in the bar and sat down with a sign reading "Panel 404, panel not found" and had drinks with whoever showed up.
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2010-08-10 11:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yep, I'm with everyone on that third one -- very funny. You should make a userpic so we'll all remember it.
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User: tillyjane
Date: 2010-08-10 12:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Behold I am elderly and out of touch. Why is room 404 room not found funny? I want to laugh too. Thanks, TJ
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User: anton_p_nym
Date: 2010-08-10 12:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'll steer you to Wikipedia, as my computer-fu is not terribly strong.

-- Steve chuckled at the joke, himself, having encountered the dread 404 more often than he likes.
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User: kudilu
Date: 2010-08-10 13:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
this is mostly an internet thing.
a '404 error' (also '404 file not found error') is what generally pops up if a web site address you've typed in or a link you've clicked on points to a page that doesn't exist.
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2010-08-10 12:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"room not found" error.

Sporfle. I now have wet keyboard (I had a mouthful of water).
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User: catjuggling
Date: 2010-08-10 15:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I don't know why, but it seems that Seattle (well, Western Washington, really) has banned proper merging technique. It's not even a matter of ettiquite in my experience. I drove around LA/Anaheim this spring and was amazed and the merging prowess of the drivers around me.
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ubiquitous_a: eddie-lalala
User: ubiquitous_a
Date: 2010-08-10 16:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
LOL forever!

This would make a good xkcd comic. ;p
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User: scarlettina
Date: 2010-08-10 17:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm sorry I've missed you in town this trip. :( Sounds like it was a good trip though. Glad.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2010-08-11 00:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
#1? Classic western Washington.

#3? Snort.
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