monster Monday Jan 24 10:29 PM
Jan 24, 2011: LegOhio
Wombat Tuesday Jan 25 12:29 AM
I wonder how he got it to curve so smoothly?
GunMaster357 Tuesday Jan 25 04:40 AM
Too much time on his hands...
Shawnee123 Tuesday Jan 25 08:08 AM
Never underestimate the power and diligence of a Buckeye fan!
Sheldonrs Tuesday Jan 25 08:30 AM
contructme Tuesday Jan 25 08:38 AM
This guy is clearly a nut.
Shawnee123 Tuesday Jan 25 08:42 AM
andcal Tuesday Jan 25 09:16 AM
The only reason the Lego company doesn't call them Legos themselves is because that would weaken their brand name, as it risks the generic-ization of their brand.
I am a nerd myself, and while not exactly a Legos fanatic, I do appreciate the concept of not "doing it wrong." On the other hand, I resist being told what to do by lawyers just because it meets their agendas.
Maybe you already know this. Maybe not. I thought I would share it, in case anyone else around here wasn't already aware.
glatt Tuesday Jan 25 09:28 AM
Lamplighter Tuesday Jan 25 10:01 AM
I refuse to use the coffee-vocabulary at Starbucks...
Coffee comes in either a large, medium or small cup.
Shawnee123 Tuesday Jan 25 10:02 AM
You don't order a Grande Latte Matte Flopsy Popsy Snopsy?
BigV Tuesday Jan 25 11:44 AM
monster Tuesday Jan 25 12:19 PM
Dear Wombat and the like, I think if you open your heart and mind (and eyes), you'll find that the "correct" terminology for lego/legos/Lego bricks depends on where you live. As a Brit in the US, it really grates to hear them called "Legos", and I do understand that is not parlance used by the manufacturer. However, I am not, fortunately, an urban gorilla, and I am able to adjust my vocab to suit the majority of my audience, in order that I might not come across as a total jerk when really all I want to do is share an interesting pic I happened across. kthxbai.
monster Tuesday Jan 25 12:22 PM
Oh, and these days, you can get curved Legos.
Lamplighter Tuesday Jan 25 12:29 PM
My counter-order is: Just give me a cup of the "house-coffee"... it usually sets eyes a-twirling
glatt Tuesday Jan 25 02:10 PM
The poor slobs filling the coffee orders at Starbucks don't control the names of the drinks. They are required by corporate policy to respond to your request for a "large" by confirming that you are getting a "grande" because that's what it says up on the menu next to the price. They are confirming what the actual business transaction is. They aren't doing it because they are pretentious or in order to be jerks to you. They are doing it so they don't get fired. How pathetic is it for them that not only do they have a crappy low paying job, but they have to deal with pedants who probably won't even tip them?
Shawnee123 Tuesday Jan 25 02:19 PM
If I ever HAVE to go to Starbucks, I tip them.
jimhelm Tuesday Jan 25 02:23 PM
and Grande means 'medium'
Shawnee123 Tuesday Jan 25 02:25 PM
"Garcon means boy"
glatt Tuesday Jan 25 02:27 PM
Yeah maybe that's a bit much. It is a stupid naming system, but it's not their fault. They are just doing their jobs.
jimhelm Tuesday Jan 25 02:29 PM
At the beginning, when Starbucks was new to us, they would indeed try to correct you in a snooty fashion. didn't someone post a link about a woman getting thrown out for having that argument with a Barrista? I have not been to Starbucks lately, but it seems like they've cooled off on that a bit.
Shawnee123 Tuesday Jan 25 02:31 PM
But do you not get this: I'm a joker. I joke. I make jokes, I say jokes, I write jokes. Do you honestly think I'm at Starbucks being a total fucking bitch? Well, I'm not. I doubt that lamplighter is either. I'm probably friendlier than the average bear to the people who are helping me.
jimhelm Tuesday Jan 25 02:33 PM
you must be joking again.
Shawnee123 Tuesday Jan 25 02:34 PM
OH yeah, I'm always joking.
jimhelm Tuesday Jan 25 02:36 PM
Shawnee123 Tuesday Jan 25 02:37 PM
I'm Total Cereal, man. Just don't forget the prize at the bottom of the box (probably some stupid joke or something.)
jimhelm Tuesday Jan 25 02:39 PM
Oh, ok.. for a minute there I thought you had taken a relatively banal comment glatt made rather personally. You got me. cad.
Shawnee123 Tuesday Jan 25 02:41 PM
Nah, me? Nah.
glatt Tuesday Jan 25 02:41 PM
jimhelm Tuesday Jan 25 02:42 PM
I was trying to take it out of you... hope you feel better now.
Shawnee123 Tuesday Jan 25 02:46 PM
Yikes. What's it been, weeks since I've pissed?
monster Tuesday Jan 25 02:56 PM
ooo-errrrr she said "a good ribbing"
Lamplighter Tuesday Jan 25 03:00 PM
Shawnee123 Tuesday Jan 25 03:02 PM
I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar
Lamplighter Tuesday Jan 25 03:10 PM
Turned you into someone new.
She says that too !
Shawnee123 Tuesday Jan 25 03:44 PM
SPUCK Wednesday Jan 26 06:55 AM
Or just say, "Can you direct me to the closest McDonald's? I'm just looking for a large coffee."
Shawnee123 Wednesday Jan 26 08:35 AM
I went to MickeyD's a couple weekends ago, I needed breakfast badly, having drunk beer with friends as dinner the night before.
Pete Zicato Wednesday Jan 26 09:45 AM
Shawnee123 Wednesday Jan 26 09:48 AM
One little sausage biscuit. Plain. Best hangover breakfast besides an all out Awful Waffle rampage.
Gravdigr Wednesday Jan 26 04:58 PM
Went to McD's a few weeks ago. Took a while to place my drive-thru order, took a pretty long time to get my food handed to me. The reason? I counted five teenie-bopper employees at the front counter, every single one of them was texting on their cell. Along with the manager!! I rolled my eyes took my food and got out. At home, two miles away, my double cheeseburger had one piece o' meat. It was cold. The bun was hard. Fries were ancient. I went ballistic. Went back, went inside with my food, and went OFF on that stupid old hag manager. She wanted to set things right, I had none of it and demanded my refund, all $2.12. The manager gave me four dimes instead of two in my change and turned her back on me and walked away! I threw the two extra dimes at her but missed.
HungLikeJesus Wednesday Jan 26 07:33 PM
That just proves that 85% of all problems are directly traceable to cell phones.
Gravdigr Thursday Jan 27 03:25 AM
Diaphone Jim Thursday Jan 27 01:05 PM
A stealth McD thread in Lego clothes.
Pico and ME Thursday Jan 27 01:58 PM
If you tip Starbucks employees either at the counter or the drive-thru, do you also tip at McDonalds ? ??? ?