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   monster  Monday Jan 24 10:29 PM

Jan 24, 2011: LegOhio



Via NPR.

Some nutter has built a replica of the Ohio Stadium in his basement. Using Lego. I'm kinda impressed and horrified at the same time. My kids build some amazing lego stuff -our "family room" is basically the Lego(s) room. But if they decided to do something on this scale, I want to see a Starwars battle scenario, or an Amazonion rainforest or Niagara Falls or something... not an empty football stadium with super-sized punters...

Maybe that's just me

Still pretty impressive, though, in a nerdy kinda way....

link



Wombat  Tuesday Jan 25 12:29 AM

I wonder how he got it to curve so smoothly?

p.s.
It's not "Lego".
It's not "Legos" either.
It's "Lego bricks".



GunMaster357  Tuesday Jan 25 04:40 AM

Too much time on his hands...

Should be grading his students' papers...



Shawnee123  Tuesday Jan 25 08:08 AM

Never underestimate the power and diligence of a Buckeye fan!

Cool stuff, am sending link to family.



Sheldonrs  Tuesday Jan 25 08:30 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wombat View Post
I wonder how he got it to curve so smoothly?

...".
Some guys just naturally curve.


contructme  Tuesday Jan 25 08:38 AM

This guy is clearly a nut.



Shawnee123  Tuesday Jan 25 08:42 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by contructme View Post
This guy is clearly a nut.



andcal  Tuesday Jan 25 09:16 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wombat View Post
I wonder how he got it to curve so smoothly?

p.s.
It's not "Lego".
It's not "Legos" either.
It's "Lego bricks".
Wombat,

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

Quote:
Originally Posted by andcal View Post
I resist being told what to do by lawyers just because it meets their agendas.
hear, hear!


Lamplighter  Tuesday Jan 25 10:01 AM

Quote:
On the other hand, I resist being told what to do by barresters just because it meets their agendas.
FIFY
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?

Yeah, me neither. What a joke. Just give me a large coffee, kthxbai.



BigV  Tuesday Jan 25 11:44 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lamplighter View Post
FIFY
I refuse to use the coffee-vocabulary at Starbucks...
Coffee comes in either a large, medium or small cup.
Good luck with that.


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.

I really really wanted to type "curved lego bricks" because that is what i would say, but some times you just have to.....



Lamplighter  Tuesday Jan 25 12:29 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigV View Post


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?

If you want a "large" coffee, go to Dunkin Donuts. If everyone does this, then Starbucks will go out of business, and the poor slobs will end up working at Dunkin Donuts serving "large" coffees.



Shawnee123  Tuesday Jan 25 02:19 PM

If I ever HAVE to go to Starbucks, I tip them.

I tip the 'poor slobs' at the drive thru, too. Something I doubt any of you do.

That doesn't mean I'm horrible because I think it's stupid to call it a Grande Latte Fukee Duckee.

Sheesh. Pedants? Who are you channelling?



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.

edit: yup.

oh wait... that was over her Bagel.



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.

Really, call me whatever, but you can't say anything around here anymore without someone tsk-tsking you and making you feel like garbage for having the temerity to make jokes about how damn silly our society is sometimes.




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.

Is it OK?



jimhelm  Tuesday Jan 25 02:36 PM

seriously?



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.

It's GOOD to be checked.



glatt  Tuesday Jan 25 02:41 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123 View Post
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.

Really, call me whatever, but you can't say anything around here anymore without someone tsk-tsking you and making you feel like garbage for having the temerity to make jokes about how damn silly our society is sometimes.

Well, if we're being honest here, I wasn't directing my post to you in the slightest. It was Lamplighter that spurred me to post. Lamplighter in another thread mentioned that he doesn't like tipping wait staff. And in this thread he posted about how he "refuses" to use their terms and how he gets them to "set eyes a-twirling" by his responses to them. I like Lamplighter, but I get the feeling he's not an easy customer to deal with.


jimhelm  Tuesday Jan 25 02:42 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123 View Post
Nah, me? Nah.

It's GOOD to be checked.
ok... here's your piss back.

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?

That sample lends new meaning to 'dehydrated and you should drink more water!'



(Yeah, maybe a little miffed for a minute, but you know me. Sensitive. I am good to people who wait on me, I realize this doesn't fit with the acerbic wit evidenced here...but I know glatt, and if i can't give you and him a ribbing who can I?)

read: slight anxiety attack manifestation



monster  Tuesday Jan 25 02:56 PM

ooo-errrrr she said "a good ribbing"



Lamplighter  Tuesday Jan 25 03:00 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt View Post
Well, if we're being honest here, I wasn't directing my post to you in the slightest. It was Lamplighter that spurred me to post. Lamplighter in another thread mentioned that he doesn't like tipping wait staff. And in this thread he posted about how he "refuses" to use their terms and how he gets them to "set eyes a-twirling" by his responses to them.
I like Lamplighter, but I get the feeling he's not an easy customer to deal with.
My wife says things like that too... but then, she was a waitress when I met her


Shawnee123  Tuesday Jan 25 03:02 PM

I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar
When I met you...



Lamplighter  Tuesday Jan 25 03:10 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123 View Post
I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar
When I met you...
I picked you out, I shook you up, and turned you around
Turned you into someone new.

She says that too !


Shawnee123  Tuesday Jan 25 03:44 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lamplighter View Post
I picked you out, I shook you up, and turned you around
Turned you into someone new.

She says that too !



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.

They didn't charge me for a small coffee. Lady said it was FREE. I was like "wait, whaaaaaa?"

Coffee in our regular cafeterias isn't much cheaper than our on-campus Starbucks. They must have a coffee mark-up and profit like the jewelers...250 percent is reasonable.



Pete Zicato  Wednesday Jan 26 09:45 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123 View Post
I went to MickeyD's a couple weekends ago, I needed a bad breakfast.
FIFY


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.

And that's why I drive to the McD's across town when I can't live without South American beef.



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.
Our Alhambra, CA store had "Over 9 million Sold" the first I remember.
They served the most basic blob of something on a soggy bun.
Proud to say that, despite begging by grandkids, I last stopped into one over 25 years ago.



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 ? ??? ?



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