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Stress relief

Posted: June 6th, 2013, 11:24 pm
by mulad
I thought I'd make a thread where people can post something fun to help defuse the tense standoffs we've been having on occasion. Post something funny or entertaining, but ideally unlikely to offend anyone -- cat videos, an insightful comic strip, etc. I recommend limiting posts to once or twice a week (there's stress in just keeping up with all the chatter on this site).

Unless a mod decides this is a terrible idea. We'll see.


Re: Stress relief

Posted: June 6th, 2013, 11:37 pm
by FISHMANPET
I think we can all agree that Southwest Corridor needs a daredevil jump.

Re: Stress relief

Posted: June 6th, 2013, 11:41 pm
by FISHMANPET
Also I've been diving into Great British Railway Journeys lately, I find the episodes to be very relaxing and interesting as a train nerd but also interesting to learn more about Britain. It looks like there are quite a few episodes on Youtube already but they're also pretty easy to find if you know where to look. Here's the intro:

Re: Stress relief

Posted: June 8th, 2013, 9:33 am
by Nick
You'll of course need to watch the first one, but the second is probably my favorite:



Also, going out to take pictures today.

Re: Stress relief

Posted: June 8th, 2013, 10:58 am
by MNdible
FISHMANPET wrote:I think we can all agree that Southwest Corridor needs a daredevil jump.
Totes. No more worries about co-location.

Morning Laugh

Posted: July 8th, 2013, 5:55 am
by Le Sueur

Re: Morning Laugh

Posted: July 8th, 2013, 6:18 am
by Le Sueur
Followup:
From a comment that is both relevant and quality (*something, something, shot at Strib commenters*). :lol:

Re: Stress relief

Posted: August 5th, 2013, 5:04 pm
by mulad
Animated version of Patton Oswalt's filibuster in a Parks and Recreation episode from a while back.

Re: Stress relief

Posted: August 6th, 2013, 4:27 pm
by Nathan

Re: Stress relief

Posted: August 6th, 2013, 7:43 pm
by tabletop

Re: Stress relief

Posted: August 17th, 2013, 12:10 pm
by Nathan

Re: Stress relief

Posted: August 20th, 2013, 11:18 pm
by mister.shoes
This isn't worth its own thread, but I thought is was worth sharing.

http://parislemon.com/post/58841341396/ ... -whole-new

Re: Stress relief

Posted: August 21st, 2013, 11:39 am
by woofner
I appreciate the sentiment, but the quote is credited to "Mayor of Bogota"? Presumably Enrique Peñalosa was too hard to spell? Maybe they didn't know how to make a ñ in MS Paint? Somehow I don't think we'd see a John Norquist quote credited to Mayor of Milwaukee.

Re: Stress relief

Posted: September 13th, 2013, 4:40 pm
by Nick

Re: Stress relief

Posted: September 17th, 2013, 1:12 pm
by David Greene
Meh. I was much more impressed with the MIT guys who got auto-generated academic papers accepted at conferences.

Re: Stress relief

Posted: September 17th, 2013, 1:35 pm
by Nick
I need more information about this immediately.

Re: Stress relief

Posted: September 17th, 2013, 1:36 pm
by David Greene

Re: Stress relief

Posted: September 17th, 2013, 1:56 pm
by MNdible
Apropos of the impending 222 opening:

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3895583

Re: Stress relief

Posted: September 17th, 2013, 2:36 pm
by Tyler
I was thinking, "this isn't very funny," but then this part produced a legitimate belly laugh:
I move on to the next isle and ask the nearest Whole Foods clerk for help. He's wearing a visor inside and as if that weren't douchey enough, it has one word on it in all caps. Yup, NAMASTE. I ask him where I can find whole wheat bread. He chuckles at me "Oh, we keep the poison in aisle 7." Based solely on the attitudes of people sporting namaste paraphernalia today, I'd think it was Sanskrit for "go fuck yourself."

Re: Stress relief

Posted: September 26th, 2013, 1:02 pm
by lordmoke
Not really sure where else to throw this, but I just finished my first music video, for local band El Le Faunt & His Traveling Circus. They described themselves to me once as "neo-vaudeville-nightmare-folk," and their singer sounds a little like Tom Waits. If that sounds like your cup of tea, go ahead and check out the video! (Video may be a little NSFW- there are burlesque dancers, though they aren't actively removing clothing.)