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21 Nov 2012 09:29 AM   |   5228 clicks   |   Yahoo
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serial_crusher    [TotalFark]  
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21 Nov 2012 08:48 AM
UberDave    [TotalFark]  
What an idiot. He's obviously never heard "Radar Rider" and "Heartbeat"...it would be hard to forget him after that.

21 Nov 2012 09:20 AM
Headso     
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21 Nov 2012 09:30 AM
TexasPeace     
well, at least he didn't write...

21 Nov 2012 09:30 AM
ChipNASA     

TexasPeace: well, at least he didn't write...


Attractive and successful African-American rigged

/amirite?

21 Nov 2012 09:32 AM
Expolaris     
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Damnit Jerry.

21 Nov 2012 09:32 AM
Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  
I looked this up before -- apparently both versions are acceptable.

21 Nov 2012 09:32 AM
Blues Lounger     
THAT'S RACIAL PURIST!!

21 Nov 2012 09:32 AM
ChipNASA     

ChipNASA: TexasPeace: well, at least he didn't write...

Attractive and successful African-American rigged

/amirite?


Oh and no filter there....I did type it exactly like that. by the way

21 Nov 2012 09:32 AM
Gleeman     
Auto-correct, how does it work?


/and some say this generation isn't completely dependent on technology

21 Nov 2012 09:33 AM
my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food     
And subby had too many g's in his alphabits this morning...

/subby
//2nd failure of the day...and it is only 9:30am

21 Nov 2012 09:33 AM
groppet     
Why the hell would you want to work in your car? I get in my car to get awy from the idiots at the office I dont want emails from them. Unless he is planning world war 3 I doubt he needs all that, but what the hell so people are work junkies.

21 Nov 2012 09:33 AM
doubled99     
Succesfully and attractively rigged is the common southern expression

21 Nov 2012 09:34 AM
ChipNASA     

TexasPeace: well, at least he didn't write...


What???

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21 Nov 2012 09:35 AM
Greek     

Gleeman: Auto-correct, how does it work?


/and some say this generation isn't completely dependent on technology


Jury- rigged and Jerry- rigged are both acceptable, actually.

21 Nov 2012 09:35 AM
EZ Writer     

ChipNASA: Attractive and successful African-American rigged


Beat me to it... Still my favorite filter.

21 Nov 2012 09:36 AM
my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food     

Arkanaut: I looked this up before -- apparently both versions are acceptable.


Is this serious? This is an honest question, because I always heard the phrase "Jerry-rigged" referred to the various ways soldiers would use the empty fuel cans (Jerry cans) in WW1 or 2. With just some tin snips they would make all sorts of metal contraptions to make life in a military camp better. Whereas "Jury rigging" is when a member of the jury in a court case gets compromised, or otherwise influenced to vote in a predetermined manner?

21 Nov 2012 09:36 AM
Apos     
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21 Nov 2012 09:37 AM
WelldeadLink     
If only some group of his peers could decide whether any grammatical or spelling laws were broken and deserve punishment.

21 Nov 2012 09:38 AM
offmymeds     
..."jury riggged"...

Ha ha! Subby misspelled "rigged".

21 Nov 2012 09:38 AM
MycroftHolmes     
Depending on what he does for a living (he could be self employed or a road warrior), a mobile office like this could be viable. Not while driving, of course. But if you spend a significant part of your time driving from client to client, going back to the office to get paper work done is not viable.

Personally, I would just use coffee shops, but this seems viable as well.

21 Nov 2012 09:39 AM
Onkel Buck     

ChipNASA: TexasPeace: well, at least he didn't write...

Attractive and successful African-American rigged

/amirite?


The politically correct term is Afro-engineering

21 Nov 2012 09:39 AM
SweetSaws     
Wigger wrigged

21 Nov 2012 09:39 AM
Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  
my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food : Arkanaut: I looked this up before -- apparently both versions are acceptable.

Is this serious? This is an honest question, because I always heard the phrase "Jerry-rigged" referred to the various ways soldiers would use the empty fuel cans (Jerry cans) in WW1 or 2. With just some tin snips they would make all sorts of metal contraptions to make life in a military camp better. Whereas "Jury rigging" is when a member of the jury in a court case gets compromised, or otherwise influenced to vote in a predetermined manner?


Actually, I was wrong: Link

There is a British term "jerry-built", which implies shoddy workmanship. The "jury" in "jury-rig" is an old nautical term and has nothing to do with legal proceedings.

21 Nov 2012 09:40 AM
Carlip     
A 62 mph zone? Couldn't just leave it in KPH... Maybe that would confuse Americans though.

21 Nov 2012 09:40 AM
LesserEvil    [TotalFark]  
Jerry-rigged?


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Das ist rassistisch!

21 Nov 2012 09:41 AM
Fear_and_Loathing    [TotalFark]  
Kinda like "hone" and "home" as in "in".

21 Nov 2012 09:41 AM
Gleeman     

Greek: Gleeman: Auto-correct, how does it work?


/and some say this generation isn't completely dependent on technology

Jury- rigged and Jerry- rigged are both acceptable, actually.


Guess I was thinking of this:

Jury rigging refers to makeshift repairs or temporary contrivances, made with only the tools and materials that happen to be on hand. Originally a nautical term, on sailing ships a jury rig is a replacement mast and yards improvised in case of damage or loss of the original mast.

The phrase "jerry-built" has a separate origin and implies shoddy workmanship not necessarily of a temporary nature.

21 Nov 2012 09:41 AM
stacye     
Jury rigged and jerry rigged mean the same thing, but jury rigged was here first. [source]

21 Nov 2012 09:42 AM
MycroftHolmes     

Gleeman: Greek: Gleeman: Auto-correct, how does it work?


/and some say this generation isn't completely dependent on technology

Jury- rigged and Jerry- rigged are both acceptable, actually.

Guess I was thinking of this:

Jury rigging refers to makeshift repairs or temporary contrivances, made with only the tools and materials that happen to be on hand. Originally a nautical term, on sailing ships a jury rig is a replacement mast and yards improvised in case of damage or loss of the original mast.

The phrase "jerry-built" has a separate origin and implies shoddy workmanship not necessarily of a temporary nature.


And if it was built by someone with a small school, liberal arts education, it was drury rigged

21 Nov 2012 09:42 AM
SlothB77    [TotalFark]  
riggged?

21 Nov 2012 09:42 AM
factoryconnection    [TotalFark]  

offmymeds: ..."jury riggged"...

Ha ha! Subby misspelled "rigged".


Nice. Now let the REAL pointing and laughing begin!

Mods/admins... please don't fix this petard, it is in use hoisting its owner.

21 Nov 2012 09:42 AM
for good or for awesome     
I know cops in America have a setup that looks a hell of a lot like this in their squad cars. Is this the case in Deutschland?

21 Nov 2012 09:43 AM
MycroftHolmes     
So, I will toss this into the mix...

duck tape or duct tape?

21 Nov 2012 09:43 AM
Fear_and_Loathing    [TotalFark]  

MycroftHolmes: So, I will toss this into the mix...

duck tape or duct tape?


Duct.......
 
Or EB Green
 
Or 100 mph tape.

21 Nov 2012 09:44 AM
Stile4aly     
Would it be insensitive to refer to an improvised setup in Germany as being "jerry-rigged?"

21 Nov 2012 09:45 AM
Thelyphthoric     

for good or for awesome: I know cops in America have a setup that looks a hell of a lot like this in their squad cars. Is this the case in Deutschland?


Came here to say "Huh, looks like a cop car" but you sin this round.

21 Nov 2012 09:45 AM
DjangoStonereaver    [TotalFark]  
Rigger, please!

21 Nov 2012 09:45 AM
foxyshadis     

factoryconnection: offmymeds: ..."jury riggged"...

Ha ha! Subby misspelled "rigged".

Nice. Now let the REAL pointing and laughing begin!

Mods/admins... please don't fix this petard, it is in use hoisting its owner.


Wonder if this was yet another by my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food?

21 Nov 2012 09:45 AM
Thelyphthoric     
"sin"? WTF...
I give up, you win. Or sin, I don't care.

21 Nov 2012 09:45 AM
FlashHarry    [TotalFark]  

UberDave: What an idiot. He's obviously never heard "Radar Rider" and "Heartbeat"...it would be hard to forget him after that.


having seen "heavy metal" at the prime age of 13, i appreciate this post.

21 Nov 2012 09:47 AM
Bartleby the Scrivener     

MycroftHolmes: So, I will toss this into the mix...

duck tape or duct tape?


i just chomping at the bit for this answer.

21 Nov 2012 09:47 AM
tommyl66     

Bartleby the Scrivener: MycroftHolmes: So, I will toss this into the mix...

duck tape or duct tape?

i just chomping at the bit for this answer.


Pfft, I could care less.

21 Nov 2012 09:47 AM
my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food     

foxyshadis: factoryconnection: offmymeds: ..."jury riggged"...

Ha ha! Subby misspelled "rigged".

Nice. Now let the REAL pointing and laughing begin!

Mods/admins... please don't fix this petard, it is in use hoisting its owner.

Wonder if this was yet another by my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food?


See post at 9:33:25

/Slow day at work so I get to fark more than normal.
//i.e. I get to own up to my poor spelling/typing skills and bath in the warm waves of criticism
/So it goes.

21 Nov 2012 09:49 AM
LDM90     
Jerry-rigged? Here here!

21 Nov 2012 09:49 AM
MycroftHolmes     

Fear_and_Loathing: MycroftHolmes: So, I will toss this into the mix...

duck tape or duct tape?

Duct.......
 
Or EB Green
 
Or 100 mph tape.


I have heard two origin stories for this tape. While duct seems the more obvious answer, duct tape is not very good on ducts. It is good, however, for waterproofing. One story is that it was used to waterproof ammo containers during WW2, where the end result was described as 'water off a ducks back'.

21 Nov 2012 09:50 AM
Whistling Kitty Chaser     

Onkel Buck: ChipNASA: TexasPeace: well, at least he didn't write...

Attractive and successful African-American rigged

/amirite?

The politically correct term is Afro-engggineering



FTFY

21 Nov 2012 09:51 AM
quisph     
my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food : Arkanaut: I looked this up before -- apparently both versions are acceptable.

Is this serious? This is an honest question, because I always heard the phrase "Jerry-rigged" referred to the various ways soldiers would use the empty fuel cans (Jerry cans) in WW1 or 2. With just some tin snips they would make all sorts of metal contraptions to make life in a military camp better. Whereas "Jury rigging" is when a member of the jury in a court case gets compromised, or otherwise influenced to vote in a predetermined manner?


"Jury rigging" has nothing to do with court cases. It's from a sailing term, using a different sense of the word "jury" (meaning makeshift) and a different sense of the word "rigging" (meaning the system of ropes that support the mast).

21 Nov 2012 09:52 AM
MacWizard     

Stile4aly: Would it be insensitive to refer to an improvised setup in Germany as being "jerry-rigged?"


That's what I always thought it meant. And I'm of German descent.

21 Nov 2012 09:53 AM
Verrai     
"Jury rigged" is the correct spelling."Jerry rigged" is something idiots came up with after the fact that also became acceptable.

21 Nov 2012 10:01 AM
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