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A woman at work is quite a wordsmith:
"I don't see any one on our team going all clock tower any time soon."
"A teacher friend of mine calls them 'helicopter parents' - they hover noisily."
Posted at 12:07 AM in Miscellaneous Mockery | Permalink
She didn't make up helicopter parents - but clock tower? Uh?
And it's no good, I'm going to have to ask, and I'm sorry if I'm being thick or if I missed something through not paying attention, but - T?
Big Dot |
December 05, 2008 at 12:11 AM
Big Dot - Kind of local, I guess, at least local to the US:
How about a Goldilocks class - the evals come back with "class was tooo sloooow" "Class was toooo fast" "Class was just right."
And the T- Minus, oh that's something we have here called a countdown. See, we have a space program, and before something momentous happens we say, "T-Minus 10, T-Minus 9." I'm teasing you.
December 05, 2008 at 12:17 AM
Hmm, so T = 11 December? Like Thunderbirds are Go! sort of thing? You want us to guess?
Big Dot |
December 05, 2008 at 01:17 AM
-- Morbid comment warning--
Not to make fun of your coworker but these days people say "go postal" or make Columbine references.
Clock tower (yes, I had to look it up too) is a little dated.
December 05, 2008 at 08:20 AM
yeah...Clock Tower is an old reference, but if you lived in Texas or where in college at a university campus nearby at the time it's no different that going postal or Columbine or Kent State. It's all relative.
December 05, 2008 at 08:42 AM
Friend #.75 - Dated? DATED? You are on my list. Damned whippersnappers.
Clock tower was a spontaneous reference, and, yes, the woman who said it is very quick and clever. And she's a fan of Supernatural, like me! :-D
December 05, 2008 at 09:31 AM
As soon as I read the clocktower comment I thought, "She's talking about UT in the 60s." Of course, I've lived in Texas (just about) my whole life.
December 05, 2008 at 10:14 AM
PS-Although I also immediately think of the "Back to the Future" movies...especially the first one when they're all "SAVE THE CLOCK TOWER! SAVE THE CLOCK TOWER!" But I also refer to the old Volkswagen vans as terrorist vans based on that movie...I was so not impressionable as a young child ;)
December 05, 2008 at 10:17 AM
I also thought of Back to the Future.
December 05, 2008 at 02:21 PM
Well, what I was GOING to say initially was Why go for such an old psycho-shooting reference when you have so many more recent ones to choose from? but I thought that was maybe a bit harsh from an outsider. Should have known you lot better! (And besides, we have had one of ur own.)
Big Dot |
December 05, 2008 at 02:37 PM
#3...you know your my older sister!
December 06, 2008 at 11:44 AM
Big Dot - T is Takeoff (or just Time of Event if it isn't a takeoff). Actually, it isn't a takeoff. You can guess, but I wish you well with that.
.75 - It is dated, but that's what I like about it. Only people of a certain age can appreciate it best.
3 - And she's a Perfectionist, like me.
Autumn - Ha! I never think of VW vans that way. I think of them as rolling sex wagons.
TasterSpoon - Huh. I'd forgotten that scene. Only saw that movie once.
Big Dot - I felt the distance from the crime would have given it more license to mock, plus it is a mild shout-out to my Texas roots. And you had a psycho-kiwi killing?
.75 - Actually, 3 - spank her for that. Is she saying "your" instead of "you're" just to bug you?
December 06, 2008 at 01:59 PM
.75 - Oh, if only you were my one and only sibling. Although my niece kinda makes my brother worth the effort.
December 07, 2008 at 09:25 AM
3 - Apologies on the improper use of you're then.
Queen - AGE DISCRIMINTAION! :P
December 07, 2008 at 11:33 AM
3 and .75 - I have nothing to say. Talk amongst yourselves.
December 07, 2008 at 09:16 PM
Thanks. You are dismissed.
December 07, 2008 at 10:11 PM
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