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Thursday, 16 January
A Game of Jeopardy in Which the Category is My Unfortunate Life

A: All day.
Q: How long did I wear my sweater backwards at work today?

A: "Hey, I think your sweater is on backwards."
Q: What was not said to me to inform me of this?

A: "Wow, your neck is all chafed!"
Q: What was actually said to me to alert me of this?

A: "Jesus fucking Christ."
Q: What was my response to this realization?

A: My boss.
Q: Who was the person who heard me say this?

A: The head of the company.
Q: Who did my boss immediately tell of this incident to, while laughing loudly?

A: This guy right here.
Q: Who's classier than a solid gold toilet seat?

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I don't think Trebek would rule that last one correct unless it was accompanied by a suitable waggling of the thumbs.

Comment number: 002407   Posted by: TheBrad on January 16, 2003 10:48 PM from IP:

my thoughts exactly...

Comment number: 002408   Posted by: Jigzaw on January 17, 2003 02:19 AM from IP:

I've been trying this waggling thumbs thing, and it occurs to me that actually waggling your thumb without moving the rest of your hand is quite difficult. I think most people wag(gle) their hands, and their thumbs just go along for the ride.

Comment number: 002409   Posted by: anapestic on January 17, 2003 08:03 AM from IP:

Damn freeloader thumbs.

Comment number: 002410   Posted by: rodii (1) on January 17, 2003 09:11 AM from IP:

I have no trouble waggling my thumbs independently. It just looks stupid.

Comment number: 002411   Posted by: Cat on January 17, 2003 10:26 AM from IP:

I did not parade around Kriss Kross style, but I have managed to put on no fewer than 4 shirts and sweaters backwards today. I consider you to be fine company in this wrongheaded fashion trend.

Comment number: 002412   Posted by: John13 on January 17, 2003 02:28 PM from IP:

There's a great story about the mathematician David Hilbert. He was notoriously oblivious. One day he wore his pants backwards. (Hey, it was a long time ago, I guess you used to be able to do that. Besides, it might have been his shirt.) Anyway, he had his pants on backwards the whole day, and everyone said, Look at that doofus Hilbert, his pants are on backwards and he doesn't even know it! At the end of the day, he and this other mathematician guy, whose name I usually actually remember but it escapes me now, went for a walk. And the other mathematician guy was killing himself trying to decide if he should tell Hilbert his pants are on backwards, or if it would just be too painfully awkward. And just when he can't bear it any more and he's finally about to say something about it, Hilbert turns to him and says, You know, it's amazing how oblivious people are. I've been wearing my pants on backwards all day, and not one person has even noticed!

Comment number: 002413   Posted by: matt on January 17, 2003 05:15 PM from IP:

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Comment number: 002414   Posted by: rodii (1) on January 17, 2003 08:48 PM from IP:

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