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  • Nagesh 2011-06-10 10:46
    95 weeks is average time for internet order to arive in Hyderbad.
  • jdw 2011-06-10 10:51
    THIS IS JUST A PLACEHOLDER. YOU SHOULD NEVER SEE THIS POST.
  • eVil 2011-06-10 10:52
    95 weeks is average ping of internet traffic in Hyderbad.
  • Bobbo 2011-06-10 10:57
    I used to work in Stockport. I was convinced it was some kind of other universe, so this confirms my suspicions!
  • Carl 2011-06-10 10:58
    So what were the options in the "Please choose your universe" dropdown?
  • @Deprecated 2011-06-10 11:00
    I would really like to know what choices are available in the universe list box...

    Edit: Darn you, Carl... if only I had typed faster!
  • Maxim 2011-06-10 11:10
    http://customercard.decathlon.fr/netcard/contact/contactCall.do?site=502&locale=en_EN&id=250&store=Stockport

    It's just a bad French translation, sadly.
  • warmachine 2011-06-10 11:13
    I wanna know what the choices for universes are. The light and dark universes?
  • frits 2011-06-10 11:13
    Cool! Free parking!
  • jdw 2011-06-10 11:19
    warmachine:
    I wanna know what the choices for universes are. The light and dark universes?
    Don't pick dark, or you may turn into a rabbit.
  • SCB 2011-06-10 11:20
    Something something Dark Side Table?
  • Mark 2011-06-10 11:24
    The Universe fields is still there and seems to contain departments. Outsourced developer translation fail?
  • Naked Jaybird 2011-06-10 11:26
    SCB:
    Something something Dark Side Table?


    Ooooohhhhh! The Dark-Side-of-the-Force collection of furniture? Where can I get that? I also need a Yoda-bed.
  • Dan 2011-06-10 11:37
    Personally, I think Anal is a good qualification for a DRP guru...
  • Steve The Cynic 2011-06-10 11:47
    warmachine:
    I wanna know what the choices for universes are. The light and dark universes?

    No, although that would be more interesting. As Maxim said, it's a bad translation. On the corresponding page on the French parent company's site (concerned, obviously, with the French stores), this field is "univers sportifs", and the choices are different types of activities you might be interested in. (Running, walking, skiing, that sort of thing.) Interestingly, today's entry just shows that it isn't just USians who can be blinkeredly parochial. (I count myself out of the category of parochial folks, as, despite being English, I live in France, not far from the world HQ of Décathlon as it happens.)
  • Wonk 2011-06-10 11:48
    The Disaster Recovery Anal position is totally understandable. This is the guy who gets it up the butt when there is a disaster. It was formerly titled "Scapegoat".
  • Dave 2011-06-10 11:58
    Are comments disappearing again??

    Captcha: praesent

    My comments are no longer praesent on here...
  • Anonymous Cow-Herd 2011-06-10 12:03
    That UnKnown was rather UnKnown on the part of the UnKnown. I mean, even an UnKnown could UnKnown UnKnown than that. UnKnown.
  • davee123 2011-06-10 12:04
    Carl:
    So what were the options in the "Please choose your universe" dropdown?


    Options listed:

    Cycle
    Roller Skate Ice skating
    Boating Diving Surf
    Swimming
    Running
    Walking
    Hikking/Nordic ski/Climbi
    Ski Snowboard
    Fitness/Gym/Dance/Combat
    Hunting
    Fishing
    Horse riding
    Target sport
    Racket sports
    Golf
    Health Discovery
    Teamsports
    Workshop

    Here's a link to the page, I believe:
    http://customercard.decathlon.fr/netcard/contact/contactCall.do?site=502&locale=en_EN&id=614&store=Belfast

    DaveE
  • My Name 2011-06-10 12:14
    Won't stop the idiots from taking it out of context...
  • MiffTheFox 2011-06-10 12:14
    I'm from the Roller Skate Ice skating universe.

    Everywhere here used to be a giant ice rink, but now that it's summer, all the ice is melted revealing the roller rink underneath.

    I went to the Boating Diving Surf universe once... let me tell you that if you don't know how to swim, the last place you want to go is a universe who's Earth is entirely flooded with water.
  • bar 2011-06-10 12:15
    In French ( http://customercard.decathlon.fr/netcard/contact/contactCall.do?site=502&locale=fr_FR&id=614&store=Belfast ), the field is 'Univers sportifs', which translates to 'Sports Coverage' or 'Sports Activity'.
  • Jay 2011-06-10 12:19
    Are you sure that "set col,row" is really an error? As band names go, it's not any stranger than "The Beatles", "Rolling Stones", "Chicago Transit Authority", "Wheezer", or dozens of others out there.
  • Jay 2011-06-10 12:20
    Are you sure that "set col,row" is really an error? As band names go, it's not any stranger than "The Beatles", "Rolling Stones", "Chicago Transit Authority", "Wheezer", or dozens of others out there.
  • Scott 2011-06-10 12:22

    What is "Hikking"? Or "Climbi"? Or "Roller Skate Ice skating"?

    I often wonder why people--especially those who are writing in a language they don't know well--don't even use basic spell check.
  • boog 2011-06-10 12:22
    IT: What happened to our networks? They're a total disaster!

    DR Analyst: Stand back! I'm goin' in...
  • BentFranklin 2011-06-10 12:25
    There's a band named Something Corporate. I assume the meeting went like this:

    A. "What should we call the band?"

    B. "I don't know, something corporate?"

    A. "Sounds good!"

  • Anon 2011-06-10 12:33
    Steve The Cynic:
    (I count myself out of the category of parochial folks, as, despite being English, I live in France, not far from the world HQ of Décathlon as it happens.)


    Ah, so instead of living in one western country, you live in another - how worldly!
  • HERPDERP 2011-06-10 12:40
    *Fifteen fucking minutes for a quarter???* Cheapass cities suck.
  • Lorne Kates 2011-06-10 12:43
    HERPDERP:
    *Fifteen fucking minutes for a quarter???* Cheapass cities suck.


    Sadly, $1/hour is a bargain, judging by any city I've ever been to.
  • RichP 2011-06-10 12:47
    Great. Now I need to learn to play guitar so that I can found a band and name it DROP TABLE.
  • EFH 2011-06-10 13:00
    Nobody even mentioning the Dark Side table. Vader has one of these next to his bed.

    Well, it's Friday. And it amused me.
  • da Doctah 2011-06-10 13:01
    RichP:
    Great. Now I need to learn to play guitar so that I can found a band and name it DROP TABLE.


    Old gag, new twist? Back in the 70s I decided the best name for a band would be "Many, Many More". That way they'd be *forced* by truth-in-advertising laws to include at least one of your songs on every K-Tel compilation album.
  • fritters 2011-06-10 13:03
    That's a nice looking wooden table.
  • cyborg 2011-06-10 13:07
    da Doctah:
    RichP:
    Great. Now I need to learn to play guitar so that I can found a band and name it DROP TABLE.


    Old gag, new twist? Back in the 70s I decided the best name for a band would be "Many, Many More". That way they'd be *forced* by truth-in-advertising laws to include at least one of your songs on every K-Tel compilation album.


    Surely if you called yourselves just "Many More" then they'd be forced to include many "Many More" and not just "Many, Many More"?
  • Pierre 2011-06-10 13:07
    HERPDERP:
    *Fifteen fucking minutes for a quarter???* Cheapass cities suck.


    Good god, you might have to move like you've got a purpose in life.

    If you're going to spend all day loafing around, get your homeless ass on the bus.
  • Ken B. 2011-06-10 13:11
    Carl:
    So what were the options in the "Please choose your universe" dropdown?
    Unfortunately, nothing quantum-like:
  • Pierre 2011-06-10 13:12
    Nagesh:
    95 weeks is average time for internet order to arive in Hyderbad.


    Try ordering from some place a little closer than Chiclayo.
  • Link 2011-06-10 13:22
    I actually got that reference!
  • Link 2011-06-10 13:28
    Link:
    I actually got that reference!

    Curses! By reference, I meant:
    jdw:
    Don't pick dark, or you may turn into a rabbit.


  • dohpaz42 2011-06-10 13:47
    @Deprecated:
    I would really like to know what choices are available in the universe list box...

    Edit: Darn you, Carl... if only I had typed faster!


    Don't despair. The point of the Multiverse theory is that everything happens; so in some other universe (hopefully one listed in the dropdown), you did beat Carl to the punch. :)
  • C-Octothorpe 2011-06-10 14:12
    Lorne Kates:
    HERPDERP:
    *Fifteen fucking minutes for a quarter???* Cheapass cities suck.


    Sadly, $1/hour is a bargain, judging by any city I've ever been to.


    Or hospital for that matter. Because there's nothing like going to the hospital because you're hurt, *AND* getting charged $20 to park for 4 hours...
  • anonymouse 2011-06-10 14:21
    Man, I submitted the exact same parking meter FAIL this winter, but it was dark, the thing blinks (hard to catch in a photo), and I didn't get nearly as nice a photo as this one.
  • Pollo Frito 2011-06-10 14:45
    da Doctah:
    RichP:
    Great. Now I need to learn to play guitar so that I can found a band and name it DROP TABLE.


    Old gag, new twist? Back in the 70s I decided the best name for a band would be "Many, Many More". That way they'd be *forced* by truth-in-advertising laws to include at least one of your songs on every K-Tel compilation album.


    My band-mates and I once considered the name "Free Beer". We figured a lot more people would come and see us if the bar we were playing at had a sign out front that said "Tonight - Free Beer".

    Yes, we were that bad that we needed to trick people in to coming to see us lol

  • C-Octothorpe 2011-06-10 14:50
    Pollo Frito:
    da Doctah:
    RichP:
    Great. Now I need to learn to play guitar so that I can found a band and name it DROP TABLE.


    Old gag, new twist? Back in the 70s I decided the best name for a band would be "Many, Many More". That way they'd be *forced* by truth-in-advertising laws to include at least one of your songs on every K-Tel compilation album.


    My band-mates and I once considered the name "Free Beer". We figured a lot more people would come and see us if the bar we were playing at had a sign out front that said "Tonight - Free Beer".

    Yes, we were that bad that we needed to trick people in to coming to see us lol



    Well, at least people would still likely be sober when they realized they'd been had.
  • Coyne 2011-06-10 14:59
    I'm disappointed: They totally left out planetary body, solar system, local stellar cluster, galactic arm, galaxy, galactic cluster, and galactic supercluster.

    Surely they aren't they expecting Zip Code to handle all those?
  • Anon 2011-06-10 15:06
    RichP:
    Great. Now I need to learn to play guitar so that I can found a band and name it DROP TABLE.

    If you find it too hard to learn a musical instrument, you can always play bass.
  • boog 2011-06-10 15:13
    Nagesh (featured imitator):
    95 weeks is average time for internet order to arive in Hyderbad.
    Holy shitsnacks, when'd you guys get internet over there?
  • Anon 2011-06-10 15:26
    I'd guess about 96 weeks ago.
  • C-Octothorpe 2011-06-10 15:37
    boog:
    Nagesh (featured imitator):
    95 weeks is average time for internet order to arive in Hyderbad.
    Holy shitsnacks, when'd you guys get internet over there?


    They've had internet in New Jersey for years now...
  • TANSTAAFL 2011-06-10 16:04
    Pollo Frito:
    da Doctah:
    RichP:
    Great. Now I need to learn to play guitar so that I can found a band and name it DROP TABLE.


    Old gag, new twist? Back in the 70s I decided the best name for a band would be "Many, Many More". That way they'd be *forced* by truth-in-advertising laws to include at least one of your songs on every K-Tel compilation album.


    My band-mates and I once considered the name "Free Beer". We figured a lot more people would come and see us if the bar we were playing at had a sign out front that said "Tonight - Free Beer".

    Yes, we were that bad that we needed to trick people in to coming to see us lol


    Google "Free Hot Lunch". A real pop folk trio. The urban legend I heard is they had a lot of old folks wandering into their afternoon concert venues looking for

    (wait for it)

    a free hot lunch.
  • Ralph 2011-06-10 16:18
    C-Octothorpe:
    Pollo Frito:
    da Doctah:
    RichP:
    Great. Now I need to learn to play guitar so that I can found a band and name it DROP TABLE.


    Old gag, new twist? Back in the 70s I decided the best name for a band would be "Many, Many More". That way they'd be *forced* by truth-in-advertising laws to include at least one of your songs on every K-Tel compilation album.


    My band-mates and I once considered the name "Free Beer". We figured a lot more people would come and see us if the bar we were playing at had a sign out front that said "Tonight - Free Beer".

    Yes, we were that bad that we needed to trick people in to coming to see us lol



    Well, at least people would still likely be sober when they realized they'd been had.


    I guess "Wet T-Shirt Contest" was already taken?
  • ContraCorners 2011-06-10 16:24
    TANSTAAFL:
    Pollo Frito:
    da Doctah:
    RichP:
    Great. Now I need to learn to play guitar so that I can found a band and name it DROP TABLE.


    Old gag, new twist? Back in the 70s I decided the best name for a band would be "Many, Many More". That way they'd be *forced* by truth-in-advertising laws to include at least one of your songs on every K-Tel compilation album.


    My band-mates and I once considered the name "Free Beer". We figured a lot more people would come and see us if the bar we were playing at had a sign out front that said "Tonight - Free Beer".

    Yes, we were that bad that we needed to trick people in to coming to see us lol


    Google "Free Hot Lunch". A real pop folk trio. The urban legend I heard is they had a lot of old folks wandering into their afternoon concert venues looking for

    (wait for it)

    a free hot lunch.

    Wa Ha, TANSTAAFL! Are you from Wisconsin?

    I used to hear Free Hot Lunch all the time back in college (mid 80's). Spent a couple of weekends at their reunion concerts in Madison and Ft. Myers too!
  • C-Octothorpe 2011-06-10 16:27
    Ralph:
    I guess "Wet T-Shirt Contest" was already taken?


    Now if you ever want to see a group of pissed off, drunk, roudy and violent assholes, do this.

    Kieth: *slurring words* WOOOHOOO, wet T-SHIRT contest! YEAH!
    Bob: YEAH! This should be AWSOME!
    Keith: What the hell? There's just a bunch of douchebags on the stage...
    SPEAKERS: Welcome to our show. We are the "Wet T-Shirt Contest"!
    Keith: WTF!? Let's trash this place!
    Bob: I'll go take a dump on the bathroom floor!
  • boog 2011-06-10 16:29
    TANSTAAFL:
    Google "Free Hot Lunch".
    That's just bad advice, any day of the week.
  • C-Octothorpe 2011-06-10 16:32
    boog:
    TANSTAAFL:
    Google "Free Hot Lunch".
    That's just bad advice, any day of the week.


    I can think of something worse: Google Image Search for 'goatse'
  • dohpaz42 2011-06-10 16:55
    C-Octothorpe:
    boog:
    TANSTAAFL:
    Google "Free Hot Lunch".
    That's just bad advice, any day of the week.


    I can think of something worse: Google Image Search for 'goatse'


    BME Pain Olympics.
  • lizardb0y 2011-06-10 17:41
    More successful than my friend's band "Private Function" I expect.
  • Anonymous 2011-06-10 18:14
    Coyne:
    I'm disappointed: They totally left out planetary body, solar system, local stellar cluster, galactic arm, galaxy, galactic cluster, and galactic supercluster.

    Surely they aren't they expecting Zip Code to handle all those?

    You only need eight symbols to dial any galaxy, right? Shouldn't be hard to do.
  • dkf 2011-06-10 18:15
    lizardb0y:
    More successful than my friend's band "Private Function" I expect.
    It's a good film to name themselves after. Especially given the rhubarb.
  • neminem 2011-06-10 18:22
    Pollo Frito:
    My band-mates and I once considered the name "Free Beer". We figured a lot more people would come and see us if the bar we were playing at had a sign out front that said "Tonight - Free Beer".

    I didn't come up with this, but I totally can't remember where I saw it anymore: someone once joked about naming their band "Still Here", if they could go on tour as the opener for a band named "More Crap". That way, when they were done with their set, they could yell, "thank you, we're Still Here! Stick around for More Crap!"

    Free Beer is even better, though. Incidentally, this job actually does give us free lunches. (Usually hot, except for sandwich day. And sometimes Chinese food day, when it takes too long to get here, but that's what the microwave is for.)

    Anyway, "Just a Placeholder" would be a fun band name, too.
  • Asopos 2011-06-10 18:37
    I tried this during my days of Quake 3 Arena (an ego-shooter).
    When you were about to run out of ammo, "LOW AMMO WARNING" was written on the screen. And while following someone else, his name was displayed in the same place.

    Guess, what my name was back then :)

    I probably did not help very much, but it might have prevented one or two kills...
  • Dave 2011-06-10 19:18
    Coyne:
    I'm disappointed: They totally left out planetary body, solar system, local stellar cluster, galactic arm, galaxy, galactic cluster, and galactic supercluster.

    Surely they aren't they expecting Zip Code to handle all those?

    You forgot dimension.
  • Vexorg 2011-06-10 19:34
    George Bernard Shaw once named a play of his "Closed for Remodeling" just to spite the theater owners by wrecking their attendance (and it worked too.) The play got renamed shortly afterward.

    http://www.snopes.com/lost/closed.asp
  • BAD COMMENT 2011-06-10 19:37
    Asopos:
    I tried this during my days of Quake 3 Arena (an ego-shooter).
    When you were about to run out of ammo, "LOW AMMO WARNING" was written on the screen. And while following someone else, his name was displayed in the same place.

    Guess, what my name was back then :)

    I probably did not help very much, but it might have prevented one or two kills...


    I do this all the time myself.
  • Pollo Frito 2011-06-10 19:47
    C-Octothorpe:
    Ralph:
    I guess "Wet T-Shirt Contest" was already taken?


    Now if you ever want to see a group of pissed off, drunk, roudy and violent assholes, do this.

    Kieth: *slurring words* WOOOHOOO, wet T-SHIRT contest! YEAH!
    Bob: YEAH! This should be AWSOME!
    Keith: What the hell? There's just a bunch of douchebags on the stage...
    SPEAKERS: Welcome to our show. We are the "Wet T-Shirt Contest"!
    Keith: WTF!? Let's trash this place!
    Bob: I'll go take a dump on the bathroom floor!


    lmao
  • Gary Olson 2011-06-10 20:22
    davee123:
    Carl:
    So what were the options in the "Please choose your universe" dropdown?


    Options listed:

    [snip]
    Fitness/Gym/Dance/Combat
    [snip]

    DaveE

    Didn't Terry Brooks write a book about that subject?
  • da Doctah 2011-06-11 00:24
    Vexorg:
    George Bernard Shaw once named a play of his "Closed for Remodeling" just to spite the theater owners by wrecking their attendance (and it worked too.) The play got renamed shortly afterward.

    http://www.snopes.com/lost/closed.asp


    Dorothy Parker once arranged to have her office door painted with the word "MEN". She said it greatly increased the number of visitors, but they all seemed to be in a hurry.
  • lolwtf 2011-06-11 01:22
    jdw:
    warmachine:
    I wanna know what the choices for universes are. The light and dark universes?
    Don't pick dark, or you may turn into a rabbit.
    You'll be fine as long as you bring a nice shiny mirror or pearl.
  • D Martensson 2011-06-11 07:34
    Coyne:
    I'm disappointed: They totally left out planetary body, solar system, local stellar cluster, galactic arm, galaxy, galactic cluster, and galactic supercluster.

    Surely they aren't they expecting Zip Code to handle all those?


    Haven't you heard about the new 1024 bit zip code standard =)

    Every elemental particle will have its own :P
  • codeman38 2011-06-11 12:32
    That Logitech installer is a WTF in general. As I discovered while installing the same driver on a whole shipment of new computers, the installer window comes up *completely blank* if a certain Windows update is not yet installed.

    Now I wish I'd taken a screenshot...
  • weronika 2011-06-11 17:13
    adf.ly/183291/weronika
  • JustSomeGuy 2011-06-11 22:17
    Scott:

    What is "Hikking"? Or "Climbi"? Or "Roller Skate Ice skating"?

    I often wonder why people--especially those who are writing in a language they don't know well--don't even use basic spell check.


    The "Climbi" is just the 25-character cutoff limit.
  • JustSomeGuy 2011-06-11 22:20
    Scott:

    What is "Hikking"? Or "Climbi"? Or "Roller Skate Ice skating"?

    I often wonder why people--especially those who are writing in a language they don't know well--don't even use basic spell check.


    And, given that the original "Universe" dropdown is nowhere near an address and the box consists of some store departments, that explains why this isn't a WTF at all. Decathlon's universes are just a concept to divide up areas of interest. They have a "universe" for weightlifters, another for swimmers, another for golfers, and so on.
  • iMalc 2011-06-12 02:44
    Coyne:
    I'm disappointed: They totally left out planetary body, solar system, local stellar cluster, galactic arm, galaxy, galactic cluster, and galactic supercluster.

    Surely they aren't they expecting Zip Code to handle all those?
    Yeah even a Galactic Positioning System (GPS) coordinate wouldn't cover all that.
  • JK 2011-06-12 04:53
    Haven't there been enough incidents by now related to "YOU SHOULD NEVER SEE THIS" type strings? Programmers should treat such strings the same as the notion to put coffee on top of the car. It never ends well, even... no, especially, if you then think to yourself "... but this time it will".
  • Ahto 2011-06-12 14:45
    I often wonder why people--especially those who are writing in a language they don't know well--don't even use basic spell check.


    One reason could be that in most editors there is no visual feedback to differentiate "spell-checked with no errors found" from "no spell-checking available for this language".

    Thus, when a user of Japanese or Chinese version of Office sets language to "English", all the red and green squiggly underlines go away and the text looks just as if it were spelled correctly.
  • Paul 2011-06-12 22:35
    Yes. Yes they are. Zip Codes are the new UUIDs
  • Cyclops 2011-06-13 03:50
    95 weeks is how long it will take to get the Death Star into orbit above your country before delivery of your table can take place.
  • PurpleDog 2011-06-13 06:22
    A friend of mine was the singer in a band called Free Beer...
  • PurpleDog 2011-06-13 06:31
    PurpleDog:
    A friend of mine was the singer in a band called Free Beer...


    Damn, forgot the quote! :)


    Pollo Frito:


    My band-mates and I once considered the name "Free Beer". We figured a lot more people would come and see us if the bar we were playing at had a sign out front that said "Tonight - Free Beer".

    Yes, we were that bad that we needed to trick people in to coming to see us lol
  • Phill 2011-06-13 07:49
    da Doctah:
    RichP:
    Great. Now I need to learn to play guitar so that I can found a band and name it DROP TABLE.


    Old gag, new twist? Back in the 70s I decided the best name for a band would be "Many, Many More". That way they'd be *forced* by truth-in-advertising laws to include at least one of your songs on every K-Tel compilation album.


    You could name the first album "Greatest Hits I".

    I've always wanted to have a band and name the first album "Greatest Hits", sadly I don't think that will ever happen!
  • Two Deep 2011-06-13 08:51
    Coyne:
    I'm disappointed: They totally left out planetary body, solar system, local stellar cluster, galactic arm, galaxy, galactic cluster, and galactic supercluster.

    Surely they aren't they expecting Zip Code to handle all those?


    five digits should be enough for anyone ... I mean five digits plus four should be enough for anyone ...
  • Jadawin 2011-06-13 09:36
    Coyne:
    I'm disappointed: They totally left out planetary body, solar system, local stellar cluster, galactic arm, galaxy, galactic cluster, and galactic supercluster.

    Surely they aren't they expecting Zip Code to handle all those?


    Obviously, they assume email and universe make a composite primary key. :)
  • DaveK 2011-06-13 10:33
    jdw:
    warmachine:
    I wanna know what the choices for universes are. The light and dark universes?
    Don't pick dark, or you may turn into a rabbit.
    Of course the same may still happen if you pick "tangent".
  • Ron 2011-06-13 10:47
    Here's a few more from failblog.org







  • drusi 2011-06-13 11:10
    And so, thanks to parking meters, failure is now worse than itself.
  • Jay 2011-06-13 12:14
    C-Octothorpe:
    They've had internet in New Jersey for years now...


    I think New Jersey shows up on the drop down list of "Alternate Universes".
  • Jay 2011-06-13 12:22
    Pollo Frito:
    My band-mates and I once considered the name "Free Beer". We figured a lot more people would come and see us if the bar we were playing at had a sign out front that said "Tonight - Free Beer".


    A town I lived in years ago had a bar named "My Brother's Place". I always figured they did that so some guy could go out drinking all night, then call his wife and when she asked where he was, he could honestly answer, "I'm at My Brother's Place".
  • frits 2011-06-13 12:46
    Jay:
    Pollo Frito:
    My band-mates and I once considered the name "Free Beer". We figured a lot more people would come and see us if the bar we were playing at had a sign out front that said "Tonight - Free Beer".


    A town I lived in years ago had a bar named "My Brother's Place". I always figured they did that so some guy could go out drinking all night, then call his wife and when she asked where he was, he could honestly answer, "I'm at My Brother's Place".


    I know of a similar place called "The Office".
  • Dery 2011-06-13 17:57
    C-Octothorpe:
    Pollo Frito:
    da Doctah:
    RichP:
    Great. Now I need to learn to play guitar so that I can found a band and name it DROP TABLE.


    Old gag, new twist? Back in the 70s I decided the best name for a band would be "Many, Many More". That way they'd be *forced* by truth-in-advertising laws to include at least one of your songs on every K-Tel compilation album.


    My band-mates and I once considered the name "Free Beer". We figured a lot more people would come and see us if the bar we were playing at had a sign out front that said "Tonight - Free Beer".

    Yes, we were that bad that we needed to trick people in to coming to see us lol



    Well, at least people would still likely be sober when they realized they'd been had.


    Don't know whether it's true or not, but someone was explaining to me that there are literally (can I use that here) thousands of companies set up with names like "9 out of 10 nutritionists".

    People think they hear ads on TV and radio that say: '9 out of 10 nutritionists recommend <insert name of high sugar, high fat, high other additives product>'...in reality, they are hearing '"9 out of 10 nutritionists" recommend <insert name of high sugar, high fat, high other additives product>'. Pretty well indistinguishable...
  • GP 2011-06-13 17:58
    frits:
    Jay:
    Pollo Frito:
    My band-mates and I once considered the name "Free Beer". We figured a lot more people would come and see us if the bar we were playing at had a sign out front that said "Tonight - Free Beer".


    A town I lived in years ago had a bar named "My Brother's Place". I always figured they did that so some guy could go out drinking all night, then call his wife and when she asked where he was, he could honestly answer, "I'm at My Brother's Place".


    I know of a similar place called "The Office".


    Many college towns have a bar called "The Library"
  • Theo Saurus 2011-06-13 22:12
    Scott:

    What is "Hikking"? Or "Climbi"? Or "Roller Skate Ice skating"?

    I often wonder why people--especially those who are writing in a language they don't know well--don't even use basic spell check.


    Probably because their spell checker is set for the language that they use naturally, and they don't know (read: too lazy) to change it to do the check. When their check flags almost every word on the page, they put it down to "Foreign Language"
  • Kempeth 2011-06-14 03:27
    Scott:

    What is "Hikking"? Or "Climbi"? Or "Roller Skate Ice skating"?

    I often wonder why people--especially those who are writing in a language they don't know well--don't even use basic spell check.


    Maybe they feel they have very good English skills. Perhaps when compared with the rest of their countrymen that's even true.

    I once went through a whole project and only at the final review the other guy said: "What's a 'libary'?" *headdesk*

    Yesterday I tried to extract some information from a website. Among other things were dates like "January 5, 2010". After a few attempts (PHP is not my strong suit) my code was working great until it started stumbling over some dates again. So I went checking. Their wonderful page generating script had an error that replaced the month "02" with "Febuary"...

    Conclusion it's very easy to delude yourself into thinking you know a lot more about a language than you actually do. And since you're so good you *certainly* don't need no stinkin' spellchecker for some little texts like this...
  • AgTrier 2011-06-14 04:00
    Coyne:
    I'm disappointed: They totally left out planetary body, solar system, local stellar cluster, galactic arm, galaxy, galactic cluster, and galactic supercluster.

    Surely they aren't they expecting Zip Code to handle all those?
    It depends on the ZIP code.

    And since we all know (thanks to Star Treck) that every sentient being in the universe has given our very own solar system the coordinates 0-0-0, this part of the address can probably be omitted (or replaced by double colons)...
  • GFK 2011-06-14 04:52
    Jay:
    Pollo Frito:
    My band-mates and I once considered the name "Free Beer". We figured a lot more people would come and see us if the bar we were playing at had a sign out front that said "Tonight - Free Beer".


    A town I lived in years ago had a bar named "My Brother's Place". I always figured they did that so some guy could go out drinking all night, then call his wife and when she asked where he was, he could honestly answer, "I'm at My Brother's Place".


    Reminds me of Ned Flanders, who actually found a doctor named Dr. Stork to deliver his children, so he could avoid lying to them when they ask where they came from.
  • Andreas 2011-06-14 04:55
    Coyne:
    I'm disappointed: They totally left out planetary body, solar system, local stellar cluster, galactic arm, galaxy, galactic cluster, and galactic supercluster.

    Surely they aren't they expecting Zip Code to handle all those?

    What?!? You mean there's more in this Universe than the USA?? Damn you George Washington, I've been had!!
  • blurp! 2011-06-14 06:51
    95 Weeks? Maybe they have to ship from another universe...
  • Ryan 2011-06-14 07:59
    its because spell check to someone that doesnt know the language can turn "happy smiling faces" to "hippy smelling feces"
  • Benjamin 2011-06-14 08:07
    Believe it or not, in Czech Republic there actually IS a band called Pivo zdarma (in Czech this means "Free beer").
    http://pivozdarma.webzdarma.cz/
  • see also 2011-06-14 11:54
    https://twitter.com/#!/wayfu/status/11687549317
  • cirne 2011-06-14 17:48
    Send Message Error

    FNORD IS JUST A PLACEHOLDER. YOU SHOULD NEVER SEE THIS FNORD.
  • nitehawk 2011-06-14 20:39
    Iridium fails yet again.
  • Lisa 2011-06-14 22:31
    for "-- Please choose your universe --", what were the options?
  • hvm 2011-06-15 02:38
    My band-mates and I once considered the name "Free Beer". We figured a lot more people would come and see us if the bar we were playing at had a sign out front that said "Tonight - Free Beer".

    There is a band like that in Romania (my country). It's called "Bere gratis" or Free Beer. My father actually fell for that, he went to a beer festival thinking it had free beer.
  • Le Forgeron 2011-06-15 08:19
    95 weeks average delivery. It's just the no-stock system pushed on final customer:

    When you order, they go cut the trees and wait 93 weeks for the wood to dry. Add 1 week to make the items and a few days for the delivery. And voila.

    You do not want to increase the carbon footprint by having wood cut while there is no final customer for it, do you ?
  • Russell Howe 2011-06-15 08:32
    I'd also point out that the Decathlon form is vulnerable to cross-site scripting
  • InitHello 2011-06-15 16:15
    This is clearly a clever statement on math being a universal language.
  • Eternal Density 2011-06-16 22:10
    My first thoughts about the universe dropdown were:
    A universe in Condor defines an execution environment. Condor Version 6.1.17 supports five different universes for user jobs:

    Standard
    Vanilla
    PVM
    MPI
    Globus
  • z0iid 2011-06-17 00:55
    cody here - I actually submitted this in November of 2008. Really surprised to see it show up 2 1/2 years later!

    It was taken in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Zaphod 2011-06-17 11:44
    ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha should do the trick.
  • cwt 2011-06-17 13:42
    There actually is a band named 'Free Beer and Chicken'.
  • JP 2011-06-17 16:58
    It'll all be handled under ZCv6
  • João Galamas 2011-06-18 13:23
    Just in case this hasn't been clarified yet. Decathlon calls their departments, or areas, "Universes". I have a couple of friends who work there (here in Portugal) and even internally they refer to their sport category areas as "Universes". So that's where that comes from!
  • jfk 2011-06-19 10:48
    They probably at least used a basic language translator..
  • The Poop... of DOOM 2011-06-21 03:52
    Scott:

    What is "Hikking"? Or "Climbi"? Or "Roller Skate Ice skating"?

    I often wonder why people--especially those who are writing in a language they don't know well--don't even use basic spell check.

    Maybe they did, which caused that. When I write a mail to a French collegue, the English spell check jumps in. Got to fix everything I spelled right, but got changed by the spell check.
  • João Galamas 2011-06-25 11:20
    jfk:
    They probably at least used a basic language translator..


    Oh.. that makes as much sense in Portuguese as it does in English.. believe me..
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  • Ryan 2011-06-28 17:33
    That's why it's called a zip code - very compact.
  • none 2012-03-24 03:30
    All these "Free Beer" references, I'm pretty sure that's how the Barenaked Ladies got their name.
  • neminem 2012-10-08 17:35
    Jay:
    A town I lived in years ago had a bar named "My Brother's Place". I always figured they did that so some guy could go out drinking all night, then call his wife and when she asked where he was, he could honestly answer, "I'm at My Brother's Place".

    Right by my apartment, there's this restaurant: http://www.yourhouserestaurant.com/

    The food's not that great, but the name sure is.