Why are craigslist apartment/roommate hunters such flakes? A ton of them sent me emails about the ad I posted, but only a handful actually responded when I asked if they’d like to come over and take a look at the place, and of those that actually came over, only one got back to me after that and he was after the deadline I originally set. And then there was the guy who set up a time to meet and then just never showed up.

On the flip side, the last time I did this I had to tell someone the room was no longer available, and a day later they emailed me asking, “so, when I can see the place”?

I hate people.

sweetlyunicorns asked:

I saw your post about the princess bride. Most if it is explained in the book I believe. I know the holocaust cloak is for sure. And I'm not sure if you said this it not. But at the cliffs of insanity, the rope is just *there* in the book as well. No explanation.

Yeah, I someone submitted a list of the things that were explained in the book.  I never thought about the rope on the cliffs of insanity, though - I just kind of always assumed that Vizzini had it installed before the adventure and then had Fezzik climb them down it afterwards.

I’m pretty sure the misspelling frequency approximately checks out with hussie’s/dave’s SBaHJ

Ok, looking back, the first one actually does look pretty true to form, but there was not one thing misspelled in this one! It feels wrong. Granted that there’s not a lot to misspell. I guess this is one form of humor KC Green can actually manage pretty well, though…

Yeah it’s all meant to be intentionally ridiculous. Regarding anything touching on Wesley, he’s basically perfect at everything which, while an explanation, is itself just as ridiculous as what it’s meant to justify :)

Oh yes. I especially liked the part where they are sailing to the cliffs of insanity, using the wind, and Wesley is sailing behind them, using the same wind, and is somehow gaining on them. I didn’t even bother with anything to do with Wesley.

From theairbitesshrewdly:

been a bit since i read the book but here’s what i remember:

  • humperdink smells the powder, smells NOTHING, and determines that it must be iocane b/c nothing else smells so much like nothing, i guess.
  • fezzik saw count rugen while he was on the brute squad
  • iirc, inigo hears westley’s scream and identifies it as the sound of true despair (something along those lines), recognizes it b/c it was “the sound his heart made” when his dad died, and reasons that the man in black is the only one who has any reason to be in true despair
  • "go back to the beginning" was always vizzini’s backup plan, established before they ever came on screen, in case things went wrong
  • i don’t have an explanation for the picnic. the picnic is just there
  • the dagger is also implausible
  • count rugen wanted to humiliate him further i guess and decided to leave the sword behind. he’s just a dick
  • i don’t know
  • the book has “long passages” that were “cut” from the “original version” - an original version which doesn’t exist - and the fictional editor (the little kid in the movie) adds in little explanations of the things he skips over, which were supposedly long, detailed tirades of political satire. and one of those “skips” is over the part where inigo and fezzik go to collect ingredients for miracle max, and they get a holocaust cloak along the way

there are the not-really-that-plausible explanations that you didn’t ask for

Thanks dude, that was informative. (I was aware of the whole “original version” joke, but didn’t know which parts were “elided”.) Here it is, if anyone else wondered too.

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