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Jun. 23rd, 2004 @ 10:23 am Who wants to be a gmailer?
I've got a bunch more gmail invites, anyone still out there lacking one? Tell me a funny story or something(and pass me your email) and I can see about sending them out.

Actually if anyone's uncomfortable leaving their email address publicly displayed, tell the story, and then send an email to my gmail account at bogosort@gmail.com
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From:trythil
Date:June 23rd, 2004 07:31 am (UTC)
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I can tell you about the time when a store sign attacked me in Kyoto.

See, Japan was being hit by a typhoon, right? I was walking down to the bus station, and suddenly, the winds kicked up, and it JUST GOT WORSE. In fact, it got really bad.

There was this nearby sign that was plugged into a wall (it was one of those electronic things). I guess the gusts were strong enough to disconnect it from the wall and roll it or something, because the next thing I knew, I had a store sign rushing towards me. Most surreal experience ever.

Oh, and here's a "no groping" sign from the Gion district of Kyoto. Maybe you've already seen it, but oh well:
http://host69.ipowerweb.com/~yiphomen/content/nihon/kyoto/P6190065.JPG

email: a9406179@jupiter.kanazawa-it.ac.jp
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From:bogosort
Date:June 23rd, 2004 07:35 am (UTC)
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Sounds good to me. Invite's out.
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From:dwchang
Date:June 23rd, 2004 07:35 am (UTC)
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I know absolutedestiny wanted one for the .org.
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From:bogosort
Date:June 23rd, 2004 07:37 am (UTC)
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I know absolutedestiny already got one for the org. And I sent one to phade last night. =P The invites just keep coming, can't get rid of them fast enough.
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From:vegettoex
Date:June 23rd, 2004 07:42 am (UTC)
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http://www.cyborgmemoirs.com/digi/an04/roshineeds.mpg

Here's me acting retarded at AnimeNext in my dub Master Roshi voice.

Funny? Maybe not. Embarassing? Perhaps not entirely. Fun to pass around? Definitely.
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From:bogosort
Date:June 23rd, 2004 07:47 am (UTC)
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With my sense of humor, embarassing is funny to me. What email did you want it sent to?
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From:vegettoex
Date:June 23rd, 2004 07:51 am (UTC)
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VegettoEX@aol.com. Rockin'.
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From:poeticruse
Date:June 23rd, 2004 08:23 am (UTC)
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Funny Story:
At Ford, we have frequent events during the late stage development of vehicles known as Management Drives. A very HIGH level manager, comes down to drive a bunch of prototypes, and praise or complain about them. Usually the drive is named after the manager who is doing the driving. In one particular instance, a Will Boddie Drive, Swem (from our floor freshman year at CMU) was in charge of gathering together and making certain no one ran off with any of the Pick Up trucks for the Bob Smith Drive. He worked late gathering from all the people who wanted 'just one more day' to work on them, and cleaned them all, and facilitated the people who made sure they were all in perfect working order.

Having just washed the trucks and parked them on the side of the test track, he was watching over them like a hawk at 6am one morning, waiting for the group for the drive to show up.

Well, he saw a few of his managers over at the gate arriving, and simultaneously, some random guy in khakis and a windbreaker was getting into one of the trucks.

Swem walked up to the door of the car, just as the driver slammed it. He stared sternly into the vehicle and banged on the window.

Now the windows on these prototypes don't roll down, so the hapless windbreaker guy had to open the door a crack, and shout over the multitude of running truck engines.

Swem shouted, "Hey, what do you think you're doing?"
WindBreaker Guy responds, "I was going... um... to take this truck around the track"

Well, faced with this guy, not sure if he's a dynamics engineer, or some guy trying to get last minute corrections in, or just some chump, Swem decides to just let him take the loop. So he shouts, "Fine, just get it back here quick. Will Boddie will be here at 6:30 to drive these trucks!"

The fellow nods and closes the door, and pulls onto the track.

Swem, satisfied that he dealt with the situation diplomatically yet sternly, walks back over to the group of managers he saw approaching earlier. They are all staring at him with whitefaced surprise.

As he opens his mouth to explain that the guy will be right back with the truck, one of them speaks up.

"What were you just talking with Mr. Boddie about?"

e-mail enroute to your g-mail.
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From:bogosort
Date:June 23rd, 2004 09:59 am (UTC)
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It's funny cause Swem suffers...
From:__2102_
Date:June 23rd, 2004 08:52 am (UTC)
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i need one for a dude that helps me out with my comp and homework...his names scott and i adviced him to "amuse" you with a story or something and provided him with yr email so be kind to us british and inviteless people.

hope to chat to you soon on IM! xxx
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From:bogosort
Date:June 23rd, 2004 10:05 am (UTC)
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Sure, I'm make sure to keep one around for him, but I seem to be getting a couple every time I run out.

And since when am I bean to people? I'm always the beacon of nice!
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From:dji
Date:June 23rd, 2004 09:26 am (UTC)
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this one time in high school... me a couple of friends.. saran-wrapped this girls car (she was a freind of ours) in the middle of the night and in the middle of the windshield (under all teh saran-wrap).. we put a little piece of paper that said "sanitized for your protection".

The this other time.. we picked up her car.. (it took a lot of us to do this) and moved it 30 feet down the block.. when she came out in the morning.. it was parked in front of her neighbors yard.
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From:bogosort
Date:June 23rd, 2004 10:06 am (UTC)
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Entertaining enough. My high school was one of the ones that decided as a senior prank that they'd rearrange all of the cars in the parking lot. Needless to say, a VW bug was later found in the woods by my school later that afternoon.
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From:dji
Date:June 24th, 2004 07:17 am (UTC)
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heh.. was it an old school VW bug? or one of those new-fangled ones?

heheh "fangled" that word makes me laugh. =)
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From:bogosort
Date:June 24th, 2004 07:23 am (UTC)
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It was an old skool VW bug. The little tiny ones that basically weighed nothing.
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From:lillokiangel
Date:June 23rd, 2004 09:57 am (UTC)
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I actually have a Gmail account already, but was wondering if you maybe knew a way to get my email to stop stacking itself! It drives me NUTS that all my livejournal emails go randomly into 1 or 2 emails.

Other than that, I <3 gmail. And I just had to smile and ask nicely:) But if you want a funny story about Don's cat, let me know!
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From:bogosort
Date:June 23rd, 2004 10:03 am (UTC)
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Nah, I haven't found a way to get rid of the stacking. I bet you could email them and convince them to fix it. I know that they've been having some interesting issues getting it to work.

But bring onto me the funny story about Donald's cat!
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From:lillokiangel
Date:June 23rd, 2004 10:31 am (UTC)
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Gah! wrote whole story.. stupid laptop deleted it...

Will rewrite later. Poo.
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From:kalium
Date:June 23rd, 2004 10:52 am (UTC)
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There was this one time, when two ops were screwing with the mind of an annoying user who was obsessed with her +v....
From:(Anonymous)
Date:June 23rd, 2004 09:24 pm (UTC)
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I was trying to think of any funny or embarrassing stories about me and I was unable to think of any. Good thing too, since I already suckered an invite out of you. And by you, I mean your brother.

-- Andrew