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Old 2021-12-17, 13:23   #1178
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Well, that ECM reprogramming was suddenly required by the Glorious State of Kazakhstan California. You cannot drive (well, you can but not legally, your license will have expired) - if you don't do the recall codenamed R1720. Which we will do tomorrow, what the heck. And then the SMOG check, that's not new. Then the license.
There is an important word there: "recall."

Recall work is generally done by dealers free of charge. Hmm, an ID number, numbers make the world go 'round, let's see here... <Google google> Ahh, emissions control, not safety related. The R1720 Emissions Control Campaign Bulletin, shown here, says
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Q. Is there any charge for this repair?

A. No, the remedy will be performed for the customer free of charge for parts and labor.
Yes, of course there is the inconvenience of your car being in the shop. There is more in the bulletin about how long the job should take (an hour), etc.

I hope you didn't have to go through the Takata air bag recall. Some folks had to have the air bags replaced twice, because the first replacement air bags were also defective...
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Old 2021-12-17, 14:53   #1179
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Man who dusts fog ... end up with wet hand
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Old 2021-12-17, 19:15   #1180
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There is an important word there: "recall."
Actually, the key word was "ECM". Because this is in the context of MersenneForum and Dumb Jokes thread
Someone is being too serious.
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Old 2021-12-17, 19:32   #1181
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Actually, the key word was "ECM". Because this is in the context of MersenneForum and Dumb Jokes thread
Someone is being too serious.
Not "too serious", but perhaps "too literal." I failed to imagine the notion of a "play on acronyms."

Groan people have said that puns ("plays on words") are the lowest form of humor.

It would seem that humor has plumbed new depths
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Old 2021-12-17, 19:39   #1182
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Not "too serious", but perhaps "too literal." I failed to imagine the notion of a "play on acronyms."

Groan people have said that puns ("plays on words") are the lowest form of humor.

It would seem that humor has plumbed new depths
A good pun is its own reword.
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Old 2021-12-26, 16:21   #1183
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A Wรผrst-Kรคse scenario.
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Old 2021-12-26, 16:42   #1184
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A Wรผrst-Kรคse scenario.
This reminds me of the old screwball comic strip "Smokey Stover." Its creator Bill Holman drew marginal scenes just for the sake of making puns.

In one of these, two characters were bartering, telling each other, "Good trade!' and "Nice swap!" The items being exchanged were a butter churn and a sausage. The scene was entitled, "Taking a churn for the wurst."
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This reminds me of the old screwball comic strip "Smokey Stover." Its creator Bill Holman drew marginal scenes just for the sake of making puns.

In one of these, two characters were bartering, telling each other, "Good trade!' and "Nice swap!" The items being exchanged were a butter churn and a sausage. The scene was entitled, "Taking a churn for the wurst."
Like the German chap who, while taking his ablutions, felt peckish so got out and ate some sausage. Things went from Bad to Wรผrst.
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Not sure whether I mentioned this here, but over in La Palma, we sort of adopted a ginger tomcat whom we named "Cake".

Subsequently a pregnant cat moved in. She is Victoria. When her kittens arrived they were called Parkin, Simnel and Eccles.

Explanation on request, if you really can't work it out.
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A colon can completely change the meaning of a sentence. For example:

Jane ate her friend's sandwich.
Jane ate her friend's colon.
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