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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 25th, 2018, 2:04 pm

I always offer tea in a randomly selected cup (3:2 that it will be a cat or a logo of some research lab / company) or professionally served coffee (espresso, ristretto - only after the visual assessment of their CVD risk - or filter). If they refuse, I never use them again.

I think I get the idea of the pipe music. The shower head in my bathroom was leaking for a long time (the last plumber fixed it for free). Instead of getting annoyed at it (dripping cold water on my legs while I was taking a bath), I decided to like it. It played whole symphonies with specific movements coming one after another as the water in it was running out.

If you travel to Japan, listen to their air-conditioning in the bathroom. It makes a pleasant sound with slowly changing vibration, unlike our European noisy incoherent ones. I suspect that's from where their contemporary composers take those unique chimes and vibes ;-)
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 25th, 2018, 2:53 pm

"Their body language changed as they entered my personal space"

they tend to do so when they suddenly unexpected encounter Judo!
Good job Junior wasn't around :D
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 26th, 2018, 9:18 pm

In what country am I? :-)
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 26th, 2018, 9:37 pm

In what country am I? :-)
Well, I think the Jack Daniels gives it away!
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 26th, 2018, 9:59 pm

It's popular here, even if they have great local alcohols. Though, the way they drink it is revolting: i was once at the house of a filthy rich couple of entrepreneurs in rubber business. I chose Jack Daniels from their bar. He poured a few drops in the glass, topped it with large ice cubes and filled the remaining space with some disgusting fizzy drink (and stack some rubbish on top of it). Something was dying in me while I was watching that.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 27th, 2018, 7:15 am

In what country am I? :-)
A country with at least one fridge, at least one side is a fridge.

That Tyskie beer is sold by Lidl in Ireland.

There are very few languages in which the vowels are so discriminated by consonants as Polish.

 i was once at the house of a filthy rich couple of entrepreneurs in rubber business.
They are into rubber?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 27th, 2018, 8:07 am

In what country am I? :-)
A country with at least one fridge, at least one side is a fridge.

That Tyskie beer is sold by Lidl in Ireland.

not what it used to be, it would seem (wiki)
Asahi changed the abv from 5.5% to 5.2% by removing the glucose syrup in May 2018.
Asahi Group Holdings acquired the brand from Anheuser-Busch InBev in December, 2016.
polish beer (Tyskie), 4 different polish vodkas (Wyborowa, Żubrówka, Soplica Cherry (Wisniowa), Żołądkowa Gorzka
Not sure what the beer is with "120" on the bottle
Probably all of which can be bought at any liquor store in countless countries, but I guess Poland
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 27th, 2018, 10:45 am

I hope it's a trick question! Polish beer suggests Poland or London. Why ask the question at all? Maybe somewhere you wouldn't expect Polish beer. Or maybe where you wouldn't expect alcohol. What's the thing in the top left? "Feli..."?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 27th, 2018, 10:59 am

Did you edit the meta data?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 27th, 2018, 11:21 am

What's the thing in the top left? "Feli..."?
I thought a  "Felix" cat food pouch, but the type/font looks wrong

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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 27th, 2018, 12:37 pm

Too much focused on strong alcohol. The contents are depressing, no peanuts, pretzels, orange juice, Cohiba etc. Jack Daniels, meshuggah
Not even Heineken..(Not that I drink that stuff). And snickers

A good trick is buy your own stuff and put it in the fridge..

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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 27th, 2018, 1:55 pm

BTW where are the tea bags?
BTW track, where' my tea??
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 27th, 2018, 2:24 pm

Who puts tea bags and cigars in a fridge?

There is the assumption that the photo and the question are related. That might not be the case. The correct answer might be:

“Sitting in front of a pc/mac/laptop/iPhone 6s...”
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 27th, 2018, 2:44 pm

stupid!
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

September 27th, 2018, 4:00 pm

right font wrong color?
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