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[Comments] (1) Speaking in tongues: I was walking around today and passed a guy who was talking in a strange language. But it was too regular to be any human language. But then it wasn't a special language at all; he was just saying the same thing over and over again, in English. "Rolex rolex watch [unintelligible; presumably a price] rolex rolex rolex watch [price] rolex watch rolex".

He spoke to no one in particular. Most likely he was hawking fake or otherwise black-market Rolexen, getting plausible deniability from the crowd and his deadpan delivery. But I like to think of him as one of the new breed of mad monks, who take their mantras from the Heraclitan river of spam that flows through our lives. Strong buy strong buy one to watch about to explode strong buy...

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Posted by Nick Moffitt at Fri Dec 15 2006 19:42

I have to admit that I find spectator sports to be catastrophically dull. I enjoy playing them, but the whole culture of watching them on television or even in the stadium is just too detached from the actual fun for me. And then you get commentary shows, where you're watching someone talk about what it was like to watch someone playing a game. TOO META FOR THIS NERD.

So I'm one of those people who keeps having to be reminded that "heybatternobatterheybatterbattersa-WING...batter...." is not a Ferris Beuller reference, but something people actually chant at sportsball games.

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