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ARST ARSW: Star Wars sorted alphabetically

Posted on June 3rd, 2014 at 23:50 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane

All of the English dialogue in “Star Wars”, split into words, and sorted alphabetically.

Fun facts:
The word “lightsaber” only appears once in this film.
There are 43m5s of spoken English, 81m39s of other.
The most common word is “the”, of course, said 368 times.
The word with most screen time is “you”, at 52.56 seconds.
There are 1695 different words, and 11684 total words.
The longest words are “responsibility,” “malfunctioning”, “worshipfulness”, and “identification”, all 14 letters.

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My first language is Dutch

Posted on June 3rd, 2014 at 23:34 by John Sinteur in category: News


There are lots of dialects of English. Which one do you speak?

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  1. Type of English:
    1. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics
    2. South African
    3. Singaporean

    Top three native language:
    1. English
    2. Dutch
    3. German

    Not bad, I am Dutch.

Matthew 27:24

Posted on June 3rd, 2014 at 20:30 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ, batshitinsane, Pastafarian News


“How do we determine when a priest is and is not on duty?” one of the justices asked, according to a video of the session on the court’s website.

“Well,” replied the diocese lawyer, “you can determine a priest is not on duty when he is molesting a child, for example. …

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Bodies of 800 babies, long-dead, found in septic tank at former Irish home for unwed mothers

Posted on June 3rd, 2014 at 16:12 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News


In a town in western Ireland, where castle ruins pepper green landscapes, there’s a six-foot stone wall that once surrounded a place called the Home. Between 1925 and 1961, thousands of “fallen women” and their “illegitimate” children passed through the Home, run by the Bon Secours nuns in Tuam.

Many of the women, after paying a penance of indentured servitude for their out-of-wedlock pregnancy, left the Home for work and lives in other parts of Ireland and beyond. Some of their children we not so fortunate.

More than five decades after the Home was closed and destroyed — where a housing development and children’s playground now stands — what happened to nearly 800 of those abandoned children has now emerged: Their bodies were piled into a massive septic tank sitting in the back of the structure and forgotten, with neither gravestones nor coffins.

Part of the Roman Catholic Church, “Bon Secours” means “good help” in French. As usual, whatever an organization uses as a motto is the very thing they are most worried about (a good modern example is Philips “let’s make things better”).

Here’s a quote from their home page:


Since 1824 the Sisters of Bon Secours have brought compassion, healing, and liberation to those they serve.

Whether in healthcare, education or social services, in hospitals, clinics or parishes, in towns and cities or isolated villages, Bon Secours responds to a universal need: To provide to all who suffer a reason to live and a reason to hope.


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  1. And the Catholic Church believes in the sanctity of life? I guess as long as the childreb weren’t aborted this isn’t inconsistent.

What’s The Dumbest Thing You Could Say To A Congresswoman Who Lost Her Legs In Battle? Um, THIS.

Posted on June 3rd, 2014 at 12:08 by Paul Jay in category: batshitinsane

An IRS contractor named Braulio Castillo hurt his foot playing football in military prep school. He never served in the actual military. Then one day, decades later, he used it to get preferred treatment in government contracts. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who lost both her legs and still could lose her arm from combat injuries, felt that this might just be a touch inappropriate. It gets amazing around 4:30.

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  1. Wow, she’s like a character from Starship Troopers!

  2. Being a resident of the state that Duckworth represents, this video just makes me want to say… GO GET ‘EM GIRL! And nail their asses to the barn door!

    And an apology to Ms. Duckworth – she is definitely a woman, NOT a girl! 🙂

Apple – iOS 8

Posted on June 3rd, 2014 at 8:29 by John Sinteur in category: Apple


For the first time, iOS 8 opens up the keyboard to developers. And once new keyboards are available, you’ll be able to choose your favorite input method or layout systemwide.

Braille keyboard anyone?

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