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If you're going to be thinking, you may as well think big.

Submitted by Merlina at 2009-07-18 17:43:48 EDT
Rating: 1.21 on 87 ratings (87 reviews) (Review this item) (V)


In the Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy it makes a reference to size.

In fact the comment is:

"Space," it says, "is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is. I mean you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space."

Very true.

Another quote I rather like on the subject is a quote from C S Lewis:

“Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite”

London – is also big. Not quite New York big but still - its a city. You’ve been there, right?

So if, in theory, I’m out for the first time in months, in London to the theatre followed by dinner and sauntering home... what is the chance of me meeting say... I don’t know... someone I know?

Fairly slim but possible, I suppose.

So, what would be the chance? I’ll buy a Cornish pastie for someone who has a decent mathematical equation to answer that very question...

So lets take it further.

What would be the chance of me meeting someone(on the ten minute walk from the French restaurant outside the theatre to the train) from Ubersite.?

Slim to zero??

But it could happen...

I’ll even push the boat out and make someone a home made spicy scotch egg if they could guess WHO I BUMPED INTO FROM UBER tonight in the huge metropolis that is London city....

Come on.... let's hear your guesses....







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Submitted by Merlina at 2009-07-30 19:11:12 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by SgtHartman (user info) at 2009-07-30 13:18:36 EDT (#)
Ranking: 2

is it just me? or does the girl in that picture look like she's pooping an olive?
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ahahaha

Submitted by SgtHartman at 2009-07-30 13:18:36 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

is it just me? or does the girl in that picture look like she's pooping an olive?

Submitted by Merlina at 2009-07-30 12:55:51 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

quite

so where were you ??

Submitted by sir_cowman at 2009-07-21 08:18:34 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

was it me?

Submitted by Sage at 2009-07-21 00:03:10 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by cheerios at 2009-07-20 23:35:55 EDT (#)
Rating: -2

dont care.

Submitted by Danger_Ranger at 2009-07-20 20:36:36 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

haha I just walked into thorpe's news agent about twenty minutes ago and totally freaked him out.




<drums fingers>








:(








i hope i don't have aids

Submitted by Danger_Ranger at 2009-07-20 18:30:10 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

About a month ago I saw thorpe working in my local news agent. I was going to go in but, you know - aids. plus I had some dairy in my groceries and I like to rush that stuff home real quick. There's enough bacteria in yogurt already, it doesn't need anymore. or aids.

Submitted by Snark at 2009-07-20 14:09:20 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Koolmang?

Submitted by scourge at 2009-07-20 12:44:38 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

was it me?

Submitted by Orgasmatron at 2009-07-20 12:00:24 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

The real question is "what are the chances of running off with a known poet to raise poisonous plants and live recklessly in the Caribbean while attempting to exhaust every known bedroom position under the sun?"

My magic 8-ball seems to indicate that chances are, in fact, "good."

Submitted by BLITZKREIG_BOB at 2009-07-20 08:56:34 EDT (#)
Rating: 2


Submitted by Danger_Ranger at 2009-07-20 08:25:39 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

I was so thinking big that I already was preparing two burgers, before knowing I was going to want two. that's how big I was thinking.

Submitted by Danger_Ranger at 2009-07-20 08:23:27 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

after the wallabies got ripped off by that pedantic referee and their own ineptness, I went home and thought I'll make a hamburger, but with chicken, and as I was preparing them I thought fuck this I'll make TWO, and I even put sour cream and salsa on them. THAT'S thinking big. I ate them as well, no fucking around.

Submitted by monkeyswithguns at 2009-07-20 07:48:43 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

"If you're going to be thinking, you may as well think big."
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I understand that your post was more about meeting someone from Uber on the street, but this phrase I disagree with. Thinking big is a big problem, as it distracts from the immediate knowledge required to function correctly in society and life in general.


Submitted by Toddler at 2009-07-20 03:39:15 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by Merlina (user info) at 2009-07-18 19:05:42 EDT (#)
Ranking: 0

yeah... okay.. fuck it - I'm a hippy.

*starts rolling*

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WIN

Submitted by BranDo at 2009-07-19 22:56:41 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

In the 90's I ran into a guy in Amsterdam that came from the same village as I did. Weird? No, but the fact I saw him every fucking time I went to Amsterdam was kind of strange. (5 times)

Too much synchronicity for my taste, right there.

Submitted by SmalltownSally at 2009-07-19 22:28:12 EDT (#)
Rating: 1

Submitted by w_t_a_y_s_t_r_m (user info) at 2009-07-18 19:07:53 EDT (#)
Ranking: 2

Thinking of trying something new tonight. You get a regular cigarette, extract the contents, mix it up with the weed and then gently pack it back in and smoke as usual. Not sure how well that'll turn out, but if it fails I've got a bottle of bombay saphire to tide me over
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Jackpot used to do that regularly as a teenager living in Alaska. If you're used to smoking regular joints, the chances of it getting you stoned are incredibly slim. Before my daughter was born, I was a pretty serious stoner, and recently tried his mixed up cigarette. It's been over a year since the last time I smoked pot, and I only caught a little bit of a buzz.

Submitted by iambetteratit at 2009-07-19 18:08:47 EDT (#)
Rating: -2

Spicy scotch egg? Nobody cares about the mutated contents of your uterus...

Submitted by Susie_Derkins at 2009-07-19 15:39:21 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Why use a big word when a diminutive one will suffice?

Submitted by inion_de_trua at 2009-07-19 13:32:36 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

new jersey* and ct. really is all the same thing anyway...

Submitted by inion_de_trua at 2009-07-19 13:29:20 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

london's bigger landwise. like i know there's City of London and all that horseshit but nyc's only got five boroughs and the "metro area" includes too much of new york and ct to really be just nyc and stupid new yorkers only consider manhattan as "the city" anyway. so really london's bigger landwise and is that metro area is actually more really part of the city itself so it could be considered bigger population wise too.

either way chances are good cuz they're probably stalking you anyway.

Submitted by beeltea at 2009-07-19 05:39:16 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

why would you WANT to bump into somebody from uber?

or maybe you wanted to bump that person a few times...

giggity!

Submitted by RoadSong at 2009-07-18 22:30:06 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by orphelia (user info) at 2009-07-18 14:58:50 PDT (#)
Ranking: 2

I can't believ two uber users were outside communticating with real people at the same time

what are the odds of that happening


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Small world gets smaller each day....
heh

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2009-07-18 21:00:35 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

At this point I would like to add, and this is so on-topic that some of you may not be capable of comprehending how amazingly on-topic it is, that fresh-squeezed Pindo Palm Date juice and Grey Goose makes a cocktail that is both incredibly rare and stupendiously delicious. Don't see the connection? Think "So clear that it's difficult to see".

Submitted by 8track at 2009-07-18 20:51:58 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

J Greening

Submitted by messmind at 2009-07-18 20:49:39 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

MSN.com below.


</shamone>

Submitted by forensicgirl3 at 2009-07-18 20:35:49 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

I think what was going on was Synchronicity, ala Jung.

Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events which are causally unrelated occurring together in a meaningful manner. In order to count as synchronicity, the events should be unlikely to occur together by chance.

Granted this was from Wiki, but it is an accurate description of this wooly concept.




I tried using Synchronicity as an excuse for several years. If I was a few minutes late to work, I told my boss it was because of unfortuante Synchronicity.

It never worked and it took me an unreasonable amount of time to realize it.




Why do I write reviews like this? It makes me seem a freak.


Hi Merlina lovely!

Submitted by pen_name at 2009-07-18 19:48:13 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Faggot or fag, in modern North American word which can be a highly pejorative term, for a gay or effeminate man. Its use has spread to varying extents elsewhere in the English-speaking world.

Submitted by Merlina at 2009-07-18 19:12:29 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by pen_name (user info) at 2009-07-18 19:09:05 EDT (#)
Ranking: 0

I don't know. Some faggot?
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faggot 1 or esp US fagot
Noun
1. Brit, Austral & NZ a ball of chopped liver bound with herbs and bread

Submitted by pen_name at 2009-07-18 19:10:03 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Oh, it was already answered.

Do I get partial credit?

Submitted by w_t_a_y_s_t_r_m at 2009-07-18 19:09:47 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by Merlina (user info) at 2009-07-18 19:07:18 EDT (#)
Ranking: 0

Submitted by SullyThePirate (user info) at 2009-07-18 17:57:34 EDT (#)
Ranking: 0

Now that that's over, what's everyone's favorite steak sauce????
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Block peppercorn. Home made. With a dash of sherry.

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I just go natural and have blood.

Not blood from the steak, because that's gross, but virgin blood.

Of course it's hard to find a virgin in London. I've been slaughtering 5 year olds for months now

Submitted by pen_name at 2009-07-18 19:09:05 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

I don't know. Some faggot?

Submitted by w_t_a_y_s_t_r_m at 2009-07-18 19:07:53 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Thinking of trying something new tonight. You get a regular cigarette, extract the contents, mix it up with the weed and then gently pack it back in and smoke as usual. Not sure how well that'll turn out, but if it fails I've got a bottle of bombay saphire to tide me over

Submitted by Merlina at 2009-07-18 19:07:18 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by SullyThePirate (user info) at 2009-07-18 17:57:34 EDT (#)
Ranking: 0

Now that that's over, what's everyone's favorite steak sauce????
~~~
Block peppercorn. Home made. With a dash of sherry.

Submitted by Merlina at 2009-07-18 19:05:42 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

yeah... okay.. fuck it - I'm a hippy.

*starts rolling*




Submitted by w_t_a_y_s_t_r_m at 2009-07-18 19:04:34 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

fuck that, get stoned. i'm just about to roll a joint myself

Submitted by Merlina at 2009-07-18 19:03:37 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Fair enough. Y'know, I feel like a teenager tonight. The Bloke has gone to bed and its a Saturday night and I want to stay up and get drunk and stoned and....

....

Maybe I'll just go to bed.

Submitted by w_t_a_y_s_t_r_m at 2009-07-18 19:01:36 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

She knew that she knew you from somewhere, but couldn't quite remember where.

But she is Cumbrian, so even if she woke up with you in bed with us she would have forgotten by now

Submitted by Merlina at 2009-07-18 19:00:30 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Your girlfriend had NO idea who I was, did she?

Submitted by w_t_a_y_s_t_r_m at 2009-07-18 18:58:18 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Thank you, my'lady, very kind of you to say so.

I can't take all the credit though. If Jo didn't hate it so much I would have cut it long ago. This is just a lucky side effect of my attempts to piss her off.

It's the only long term goal I've managed to commit to

Submitted by Merlina at 2009-07-18 18:55:48 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by w_t_a_y_s_t_r_m (user info) at 2009-07-18 18:53:32 EDT (#)
Ranking: 2

Sorry?? I must be a geek, because I took it as a compliment...
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Have to say - you were looking gorgeous. Like your hair long.

Submitted by Merlina at 2009-07-18 18:54:37 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

I had organic Acorn Fed pork terrine with tapanade, cornichons and flat bread followed by a light pancake filled with lobster, crab and prawns in a brandy cream sauce with asparagus and mange tout. With four glasses of champagne.

Chow mein is nice though...

Submitted by w_t_a_y_s_t_r_m at 2009-07-18 18:53:32 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Sorry?? I must be a geek, because I took it as a compliment...

Submitted by orphelia at 2009-07-18 18:49:38 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Yeah, me a slut too.

i fuckin' love chicken chow mein

Submitted by Merlina at 2009-07-18 18:43:38 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Seriously Nath..

I'm sorry I called you a wookie.

Personally I'm glad that if I bump into you in London it wasn't whilst running to the shops looking like hell. At least I was wearing a dress.

Submitted by Merlina at 2009-07-18 18:38:41 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by orphelia (user info) at 2009-07-18 18:33:32 EDT (#)
Ranking: 2

slut :)
~
*sings*

'Two sluts togetherrr...'

*burp*

Submitted by EmissionImpossible at 2009-07-18 18:36:08 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

we lost at cricket today :(

and im eating chicken chow mein

Submitted by orphelia at 2009-07-18 18:33:32 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

slut :)

Submitted by Merlina at 2009-07-18 18:32:58 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Sure - there you are - I flashed at my laptop.

Submitted by EmissionImpossible at 2009-07-18 18:32:27 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

can i see your tits please

Submitted by Merlina at 2009-07-18 18:30:36 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Hi drunk, I'm Merlina

Submitted by EmissionImpossible at 2009-07-18 18:30:06 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

hi,im drunk

Submitted by Merlina at 2009-07-18 18:22:31 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by w_t_a_y_s_t_r_m (user info) at 2009-07-18 18:13:52 EDT (#)
Ranking: 0

I wasn't in London today. I haven't been there since Wednesday...

spooky
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HAHAHAHAHA

freak

Submitted by orphelia at 2009-07-18 18:16:05 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

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Submitted by w_t_a_y_s_t_r_m (user info) at 2009-07-18 18:13:52 EDT (#)
Ranking: 0

I wasn't in London today. I haven't been there since Wednesday...

spooky
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lol

Submitted by orphelia at 2009-07-18 18:15:20 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Haha no.
Most certainly no.

*looks over shoulder*

*whispers*

she is watching, you know?


Submitted by w_t_a_y_s_t_r_m at 2009-07-18 18:13:52 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

I wasn't in London today. I haven't been there since Wednesday...

spooky

Submitted by Merlina at 2009-07-18 18:12:08 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by orphelia (user info) at 2009-07-18 18:10:38 EDT (#)
Ranking: 2

MYSTIA!!
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No she's with you, isn't she...?

Submitted by Merlina at 2009-07-18 18:11:18 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

it wasn't shlongy..

shame

shlongy - why are you not in London?

WHY WASN'T IT YOU ORPH??!

Submitted by orphelia at 2009-07-18 18:10:38 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

MYSTIA!!

Submitted by orphelia at 2009-07-18 18:09:35 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

matnotharry

Submitted by orphelia at 2009-07-18 18:09:00 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Orph! Last time I heard he was working a bar in the city, eating stir frys from waitrose with his super hot top shot clad gf.

Submitted by Merlina at 2009-07-18 18:08:18 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by apollo88 (user info) at 2009-07-18 17:57:24 EDT (#)
Ranking: 0

GIBBERISH??????
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He uberdied, didn't he?

Submitted by orphelia at 2009-07-18 18:07:38 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

socialist_joe

Submitted by Merlina at 2009-07-18 18:07:18 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

okay

No Orph - STILL wrong!

haha

Submitted by orphelia at 2009-07-18 18:06:33 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

I'll just keep making guesses. No one ever bothers to scroll down so they will imagine the competition is still running.

Submitted by apollo88 at 2009-07-18 18:05:10 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

yeah he's a good lad.


Submitted by Merlina at 2009-07-18 18:04:47 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by orphelia (user info) at 2009-07-18 18:01:37 EDT (#)
Ranking: 2

I feel a bit naked without my e friends to help me heat

haha
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HAHA

Come on Nath.. I know you're home - you told me you were on your way home.

From work.

On a Saturday.

Submitted by Merlina at 2009-07-18 18:02:36 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

didjn't he have some self loathing issues with interacting with computer people?

or was that someone else?

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He had a jealous anfry girlfriend that told him to stop fraternising with the ladies of uber...

or something... All I know is he was a bit mean to one of the girls here who was just being friendly.

Was strange. I honestly really liked him.

Submitted by orphelia at 2009-07-18 18:01:37 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

I feel a bit naked without my e friends to help me heat

haha

Submitted by orphelia at 2009-07-18 17:59:54 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

i don't eat steak, or sauce


Submitted by apollo88 at 2009-07-18 17:59:46 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

didjn't he have some self loathing issues with interacting with computer people?

or was that someone else?


Submitted by apollo88 at 2009-07-18 17:59:17 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

doesn't fuzzy hate everyone now?


Submitted by orphelia at 2009-07-18 17:58:50 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

I can't believ two uber users were outside communticating with real people at the same time

what are the odds of that happening


Submitted by Merlina at 2009-07-18 17:58:36 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by orphelia (user info) at 2009-07-18 17:56:04 EDT (#)
Ranking: 2

noooooo

god i feel bad now

or some reason i thought it would be stin

shall i heat the post anyway?
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hahhaa

Heat me baby.

Submitted by SullyThePirate at 2009-07-18 17:57:34 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Now that that's over, what's everyone's favorite steak sauce????

Submitted by orphelia at 2009-07-18 17:57:32 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

he does look hairy, perhaps he is decended from greeks


Submitted by apollo88 at 2009-07-18 17:57:24 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

GIBBERISH??????

Submitted by orphelia at 2009-07-18 17:56:04 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

noooooo

god i feel bad now

or some reason i thought it would be stin

shall i heat the post anyway?

Submitted by Merlina at 2009-07-18 17:54:44 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Orphelia WINS.

Yeah... me and The Bloke walked into Nath and his girlfriend Jo near Tottenham Court Road. She had NO idea who I was although she has met me before. Nath looked confused for a moment but then recognised me ...


I called him a wookie.

He might hate me now.

Submitted by Merlina at 2009-07-18 17:50:37 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by sandmantate (user info) at 2009-07-18 17:48:03 EDT (#)
Ranking: 2

Was it me? Was I in London?
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You should've been - the comedy version of 39 Steps is a howl..

Submitted by orphelia at 2009-07-18 17:50:04 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Nath

Submitted by Merlina at 2009-07-18 17:49:28 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Phuzzy. He's a ghost on uber these days.... nope.

Submitted by orphelia at 2009-07-18 17:48:25 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Phuzzy

Submitted by sandmantate at 2009-07-18 17:48:03 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Was it me? Was I in London?

Submitted by Merlina at 2009-07-18 17:46:33 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

nope

Submitted by orphelia at 2009-07-18 17:45:55 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Butters


Homer: We chained Hugo up in the attic like an animal and fed him a
bucket of fish heads once a week.

Marge: It saved out marriage!

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