Karl (louderback) wrote,

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Q: What is Jabba the Hut's favorite bedtime snack?

It's been bugging me for a while. I know I should not let little things bother me but I just sometimes have to get it off my chest. There's a time when things just have to be said lest I implode.

I don't want to get off on a rant here, but … <rant>"Khandahar, Afghanistan." what the hell is that all about. What other Khandahar is in the news? What other Khandahar is there? Why to newscasters insist on suffixing a nationality? For the ignorant? The imperceptive? The "just tuned in" I wouldn't mind it so much if they didn't suffix things like Paris. I know that there is, in fact, a Paris, Texas, a Paris, Missouri, a Paris, Iowa. OK, when talking about the place in Texas, include the location. When talking about the Paris, don't insult me with "Paris, France." Let's not talk about London, England, New York, New York, Los Angeles, California. *Sheesh* </rant>

And not to rant again, but … <rant>What is this crap with changing the pronunciation of names? Remember when Grenada was grin-ah-duh not grin-ay-duh, you could go to chil-lee and not chil-lay, and Kabul was kah bool not kah-ble. Now I know there is a town in Missouri pronounced the same way, but it's spelled differently. Is Cabool really going to get confused with Kabul? Believe me, nothing that goes on in Kabul is at all similar to what goes on in Cabool, no matter how you pronounce it. Don't even get me started on what they've done to my Beijing Duck and Quingdao beer. Pinyin or Wade-Giles? Who cares. Pick one!</rant>

Ahhh… I feel better now.

A: Milk and wookies;

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