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Meeting [livejournal.com profile] condignuscavear after not seeing her for year and hugging in the middle of the mosh pit.

Finally saw Fucked Up. Good hardcore, good fun. [livejournal.com profile] sabotabby's step-bro's band was pretty impressive, except that I almost always find instrumental bands lacking in something ;] What's their name again?

Does anyone know a prof that needs house-sitting for a year? F needs to write her thesis in peace. ;]

Date: 2007-02-10 08:47 pm (UTC)
sabotabby: raccoon anarchy symbol (yay)
From: [personal profile] sabotabby
I'd like them to have singing. I shall bring this up to Alex tomorrow. ;)

And they are called ETAOIN SHRDLU for whatever reason.

Date: 2007-02-10 09:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frandroid.livejournal.com
That sounds like they mixed up the letters of an actually legible expression..

Date: 2007-02-10 09:48 pm (UTC)
sabotabby: raccoon anarchy symbol (type something dirty)
From: [personal profile] sabotabby
Ah. A Google search reveals:

Etaoin Shrdlu is a somewhat infamous phrase among language enthusiasts.
It is pronounced eh-tay-oh-in shird-loo and is believed to be the twelve
most common letters in English, in order of most frequently used to least
frequently used.

The expression came about from linotype typesetting machines.
Were one to run a finger down the first and then second left-hand vertical
banks of six keys on a linotype machine, it would produce the words etaoin shrdlu.
Linotype machines were sometimes tested in this manner.
Once in a while, a careless linotype machine operator would fail to throw
his test lines away, and that phrase would mysteriously show up in
published material.
The full sequence is etaoin shrdlu cmfgyp wbvkxj qz.


That makes sense. They're into old-school printing technology.

They're into old-school printing technology.

Date: 2007-02-10 09:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frandroid.livejournal.com
What good indie rockers they are ;]

Date: 2007-02-11 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] retinal-strain.livejournal.com
Holy shit that's fucking nerdy.

So nerdy that excessive profanity can't be avoided.

Date: 2007-02-11 05:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frandroid.livejournal.com
hey what's with the nerd-hatin'? ;]

Date: 2007-02-11 05:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] retinal-strain.livejournal.com
I ain't hatin' I'm just saying.
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Date: 2007-02-10 09:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frandroid.livejournal.com
My new knowledge for the day!

Date: 2007-02-11 01:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] goodlookinout.livejournal.com
Glad you made it out and had fun! See you around hopefully :)

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