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It’s a Christmas miracle!

So, a dog walker found this common seal in a field this morning in Merseyside. He had a minor head injury, a runny nose and he was, like, totally exhausted. They figure if he came up creeks and streams, he has swum some twenty miles from the sea.

Personally, I think he got there as a result of a Christmas party stunt gone horribly, horribly wrong.

sock it to me

Comments


Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: December 23, 2014, 12:13 am

A Christmas seal!

Man, that was like too easy…….

 


Comment from QuasiModo
Time: December 23, 2014, 12:33 am

Poor Flipper!

 


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 23, 2014, 1:43 am

My first thought was a bestiality-themed Christmas party that got out of hand, but then realized designing fishnet stockings and garter belt for flippers was just too much work when there are so many easier animal cuties around, such as hedgehogs, sheep, and the odd llama.

Speaking of llamas, I wonder what Ralph is up to these days?

 


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: December 23, 2014, 2:57 am

Hrm, Merseyside isn’t too far from Wales, & we KNOW WHAT HAP’NS IN WALES.

 


Comment from Davem123
Time: December 23, 2014, 5:00 am

Another great band name generated by the crew at Stoaty’s place – The Odd Llamas.

 


Comment from mojo
Time: December 23, 2014, 5:12 am

“Dude, this thing’s blowing chunks back here, pull over!”

 


Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: December 23, 2014, 9:25 am

He looks like he has had a long day.

 


Comment from -r,
Time: December 23, 2014, 4:02 pm

I want to thank Dame SWeasel for not putting up a cat.

 


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 23, 2014, 5:23 pm

@ “-r”
Interesting nom de net, there. Reminds me of a discussion we had among a few of us geeks a couple of years ago about Unix/Linux command line switches and whether, when speaking, that should be “dash r” or “minus r”. Our Ghanaian friend and cow-orker Phil told us, “Where I come from we say, ‘neg. r‘”.

 


Comment from Bad Attitude
Time: December 23, 2014, 6:33 pm

Can you eat them?

 


Comment from QuasiModo
Time: December 23, 2014, 7:28 pm

I always say minus r, eg:

# mysql -u root -p
(mysql minus u root minus p)

…sort of like a math formula.

 


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 23, 2014, 8:35 pm

@QuasiModo, old friend, go back and read what Phil said and listen to his voice.

 


Comment from Mojo
Time: December 23, 2014, 11:15 pm

Dash. Also slash /. And backslash \

 


Comment from Alt+ HOME
Time: December 24, 2014, 12:05 am

The Ghanaian indigene, was he into Ubuntu?
*denounces self*

Always wanted to learn Linux, never could locate enough $$ in it to commence.

 


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: December 24, 2014, 12:16 am

If it’s “dash are” how do you know if it’s an en-dash or an em-dash, or even a hyphen?

& is -r the flag that Gabby was trying to say when the bell kept drowning him out?

 


Comment from mojo
Time: December 24, 2014, 4:11 am

I don’t think so, although technically is is a flag. Linux also uses the double-dash — as a sort of escape. Steve McQueen was unavailable for comment.

 


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: December 24, 2014, 4:56 am

Well, that’s the funny thing, Linux doesn’t use anything in particular, but the programs use all kinds of fun methods. Try comparing dd(1), find(1)*, & ps(1) syntax some day. (the nice thing about these is that they should all be part of a default install regardless of which flavour you use, so no installing stuff just to see how bad it really is)

Then there’s the whole bash $(something -flags arguments) vs. `something -flags arguments` (one of these works in virtually all shells, the other doesn’t).

*I dislike find’s “-exec something {} \;” That stupid escaped semicolon makes me want to stab people.

 


Comment from Carl
Time: December 24, 2014, 11:29 am

Uncle Al, I’m not worried about all the neg.rs you may encounter in Ghana but I am concerned about the welfare of farm animals. Does the work of a cow-orker involve cruelty to animals?

 


Comment from mojo
Time: December 24, 2014, 8:26 pm

Command-line option syntax is a major reason GUIs are popular. Never did figure out all the flavors of grep.

 


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 25, 2014, 1:42 am

Not to worry, Carl. Cow-orkers are as benign as sheeps-hearers.

 


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 26, 2014, 5:24 am

@Stark Dickflüssig:

I dislike find’s “-exec something {} \;” That stupid escaped semicolon makes me want to stab people.

I feel your pain, but find is such a nifty vice-grips kind of command that I put my edged weapons out of reach and just surreptitiously spit a little on any nearby Windows weenies.

 


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: December 26, 2014, 8:01 pm

Command-line option syntax is a major reason GUIs are popular.

The loathing I have for command line utilities pales in comparison to the nausea & rage I feel when I have to click 1000 different radio-buttons & menu options to do something I could have typed in 2 or 3 seconds.

*click start menu*
*wait 5 seconds while menu comes up*
*click pointless picture of magnifying glass*
*flinch when an animated puppy comes on the screen*
*wait while computer haltingly presents the options*
*wipe tears of rage from eyes & curse in three languages*
*click “find files”*
& so on.

 

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