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  1. What's so bad about sprouts? Though as a child, I usually didn't want to eat them too but now, I gobble them down when they're on my plate ^^
  2. Husband: "We won money in the lottery, what should we do with it?" Wife: "Actually, I'd like to take half of it and get a divorce." Husband: "We won 30 bucks. Here's your 15, now get out." Reminder: When you're at a funeral, don't throw the flowers behind you to see who catches them.
  3. It's hard to understand American politics. Right now, it looks as if they're more divided on partisan lines than during the Civil War. Other parties exist, like the Green Party or the Libertarians but they're usually not on ballots for national races because there are certain requirements you need to have to be on those ballots. And if a third party becomes too big, they usually get swallowed by either the Democrats or republicans. Like Dean Norris' character in The West Wing said so fittingly: "In every other country, the republican party would be three different parties." And the United States is the only democracy I know where one party actively tries to have less people vote. Just a few example of what republicans are doing to suppress votes in areas where more people vote for Democrats: - In Houston, voting machines were not working at multiple polling places - At Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Detroit, they turned voters away because they couldn't find the voting machines. Yes, you read that right, they couldn't find them. Later they learned that they were in a storage closet to which the polling workers had no key for - In Gwinnett county in Georgia, the machines that give you your ticket to vote weren't working And the thing is, all those places have early voting, so why are these problems appearing on election day?
  4. A hand injury isn't something you can easily hide for several episodes unless he can take off the cast for filming. It was different when Kaley broke her leg, there they could film her sitting or have a stand-in replacement to film her character walking (like in the 21-second excitation)
  5. My guess is they'll make him have a fitting accident in the opener of the next episode they're filming (like a videogame injury or something)
  6. I don't get any of them... --------- Son: "Dad, remember when you told me to put a potato into my bathing shorts to impress the girls?" Dad: "Yeah, son." Son: "You should have told me to put it into the front..."
  7. Always borrow money from a pessimist. He'll never expect it back.
  8. I also don't believe that this book alone caused the war. But I do think that it laid its groundwork by swelling resentment in the north against slavery while the south wanted to keep them. Lets not forget that from the northern perspective, the war wasn't started because of slavery. The north fought for reunification (even though many people knew already that it was really about slavery). That changed in 1863 with the emanzipation proclamation.
  9. Some historians believe that Uncle Tom's cabin laid the groundwork for the Civil War. That's because the Northerners in the US couldn't quite fathom what a slave experienced bar those few who escaped and made it up there to tell their story. But when that book came out, which became at that time the second-bestselling book after the bible, many woke up to the fact how their fellow Americans treated black people.
  10. I read Uncle Tom's Cabin and Huck Finn as a child. I could never make the connction to slavery because at that point, I hadn't learned about it yet in school. But still, as derogatory as the word nigger is, replacing it with slave makes it worse. AS D.L. Hughley so aptly put it: "If you call me nigger, I can go home. If you call me slave, I have to go with you."
  11. Just as a sidenote to this, have you heard that they changed Huckleberry Finn? They took out the word "nigger" and replaced it with "slave", as if that was an upgrade...
  12. Yeah, I finished it. Seriously, they expect this from 13-year olds...
  13. I GOT IT 😄 Starting with x=9 and y=11 -> add a once -> x=16 and y=6 -> add f once -> x=10 and y=15 And now, simply alternate with the combination of 2*a+e and b+g. That'll always add a net of x+5 and y+5 until you reached 100 for both. You need to begin with 2a+e, otherwise you will go to y=105 right at the end and that's not allowed. Jesus Christ...
  14. I gave some thought and as I stated above, if x and y were zero at the beginning, it would be extremely easy. For example: b = x+7 and y-5 g = x-7 and y+10 So combined, these two give a net of y=+5 then 2*a= x+10 and y-8 e = x-5 and y+8 Combine these two, you get a net x=+5 because the ys cancel each other out So, if x=0 and y=0 at the start, you just had to do 25*b+25*g and 40*a+20*e and you'd be at x=100 and y=100 But alas, x and y don't start at zero. And they ask 13 year olds to do this...
  15. Unfortunately, it doesn't, that'd be too easy ^^ I'm sorry if I didn't express the problem correctly. The variables a to f add to both x and y at the same time. So, taking the starting variables x=9 and y=11, adding b would result in: x=9+7=16 and y=11-5=6 If you then add f, you get: x=16-6=10 and y=6+9=15 Adding another f would result in: x=10-6=4 and y=15+9=24 Yet another f, you get x=4-6=1 (<-- because x and y can't be lower than 1) and y=24+9=33 And another f, you get x=1-6=1 and y=33+9=42 And so on. I showed this to my old math teacher, even she couldn't make heads or tails with it because of those stipulations...
  16. Last night, during our Christmas party, our esteemed colleague Henry Adams drowned in a barrel of whisky. Several people tried to help him but he stubbornly resisted the attempts.
  17. No, you have two starting variables, x=9 and y=11. Those are starting variables. The goal is to reach x=100 and y=100 by adding the other 7 variables. You essentially have to find out how often you have to add a, b, c, d, e, f and/or g (it's not demanded that you add them all, just which ones how often) As I wrote above, when you take the x and y starting variables and you add 'a' once, you reach x=(9+5)=14 and y=(11-4)=7. If you then add, for example, 'f', you get x=(14-6)=8 and y=(7+9)=16. And so on, and so on.
  18. One of my cousins took part in his school's math olympics and he got stuck on one particular task. He brought it home and since I was good in math, asked me to see if I can solve it. I have spent the last six hours trying to but I can't make heads or tails with it. Maybe one of you knows the solution. The goal is to have x and y at 100 using variables from a to g. Everyone of those variables add to one and substract from the other. At the start, x=9 and y=11. a gives x+5 and y-4 b gives x+7 and y-5 c gives x+9 and y-5 d gives x-4 and y+7 e gives x-5 and y+8 f gives x-6 and y+9 g gives x-7 and y+10 So, going with the starting numbers, if you add a, you get to x=14 and y=7. The goal is for both x and y to be 100. As an added challenge, they put in two stipulations. First, neither of the terms is allowed to go over 104. If that happens, they have to start anew. Second, neither x nor y can become negative. So if y=3 and c is added, y would become 1 and not -2. To prove what they did, they were supposed to write down every step they did. Given that demand, I can't imagine that this task would end up filling two pages but I tried for a long time. Without those stipulations, I can solve it easily. Or if both x and y started at zero, it would be easy as well... Maybe one of you can do it ^^ The one time I'd need a Sheldon 😆
  19. A boy comes home from school and goes to have dinner with his family. "What did you learn today?" his father asks him. "We had civics." the boy replies. "But I don't quite understand the concept of society yet." "That's totally easy." his dad tells him. "Let me give you an example." "Okay." "So, I'm the money earner in the family, so I am the capital. Your mother takes the money and spends it, she's the government. My dad, your grandfather, who's living with us, he makes sure everything runs fine so he's the unions. Our maid, Charlotte, she's the workforce. You, my boy, are the people. And your little brother, who's still in diapers, he's the future. You got it?" "I think so but I better sleep on it and see if I still have it tomorrow." So the boy goes to bed. In the middle of the night, he wakes up because his little brother is crying. He goes to the room and smells the reason for it, his brother needs a diaper change. He goes into his parent's bedroom and finds his mother sleeping soundly. He tries calling her, shaking her awake but she simply turns and keeps sleeping. He shakes his head and goes to the maid's room, only to find his father busy with her while his grandfather stands outside the window, watching the action. Disgusted, he returns to bed and uses earplugs to get some sleep. In the morning, he joins his family at the breakfast table. "So, son, did you still get what society is?" his father asks him. "I think so." the boy nods. "The capital misuses the workforce while the unions watch and the government sleeps. The people are ignored and the future is full of crap."
  20. That's my point. English isn't my native language, I'm German. MY preference for the originals is also to avoid the butchering of the meaning of the sentence, even though sometimes it can enhance a series. A great example for this is a show that was called "Die Zwei" in Germany (freely translated "The Two" but the original title was "The Persuaders!") with Tony Curtis and Roger Moore. That show flopped in the US but achieved success in Europe and outright cult status in Germany due to its dubbing, which was written as far removed from the original as you can expect and included some slapstick expressions I still can laugh about. Highlights include gems like "Hands up - I've got an armpit fetish." or "This is the worst coffee I ever had. - That's not coffee, that's dishwater. - Oh, my bad, then it's downright delectable, if you can stomach it." or "Is he hurt? - No, he was lucky, the bullet only hit him in the head." or "The night is darker than your feet." To note, I have utmost respect for people who translate scripts into other languages. Not only do you have to keep the meaning of the dialogue you're translating, you only have to take care to keep the number of syllables as close together as possible because of the lip movements.
  21. Well, I can watch it in German if I wanted to ^^ But knowing the english originals, it always sounds weird. But the voice actress for Penny is pretty close to he original in pitch and cadence. It's the same with Friends, The Simpsons or South Park. Since I know how they sound in the original, I can't watch them in German anymore. It's also a great training to keep my English language skill on the level ^^
  22. Always with the cigarette -.- Even worse, it's a cigarillo (and she does it too) I dread the day when we read the headline "Johnny Galecki developes lung cancer, steps back from acting for treatment."
  23. I was doing my army service when it happened, right in the middle of basic training. When the officers superiors told us about it, we were like "Yeah, right. They're doing this to have a basis for the next alarm session". When we were dismissed, I took out my old walkman, which had a radio, and listened to the news only to hear it was true. When we were called down, we moved by the guard post and they had their TV on, which had the images of the burning and collapsing towers. Also, on this day, just as a reminder of what kind of man the current president of the United States is. After 9/11 happened, Donald Trump called into WWOR Radio and as a comment he said "Well, I guess my building is now the tallest." Oh, and today, the first thing he tweeted about was the old "No collusion" before someone told him that today was the anniversary of that attack. The attack during which he "lost hundreds of friends" (changed that later to "many many friends" - both of which were lies) and to which he saw "thousands of muslims dancing and celebrating in Jersey City (which of course didn't happen)
  24. Something like that happened in India. Some radio station gave reports about child molesters in their village and the townsfolk began mobbing together and lynched several innocent people who were going through that village.
  25. Based on other pictures, the one in the middle. If he's dating at all.
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