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General Discussion / Re: Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101
« on: January 02, 2019, 05:10:35 PM »
@Moishebatchy:

Apple: fruit.
2 apples: fruit.
One apple and one orange: fruits.

Now fish balls, on the other hand...


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Trip Reports / Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« on: December 31, 2018, 07:23:11 AM »
What was the Drake passage like?

The way there was relatively calm, thank G-d. The way back was lunch-regurgitating.

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Just Shmooze / Re: "First" in Antarctica?
« on: December 29, 2018, 03:45:19 PM »
I'm still gonna stand by my claim that the siyum I made was the first one in history to be done on Antarctic soil. If anyone from the two previous cruises would like to claim that title, then by all means - they're more than welcome to come forward and make that claim. But until that happens (and it probably never will), I'm keeping my flag planted. :)

Upthread there's a video for "first siyum in Antarctica". Considering this is at a minimum the 3rd organized trip to go, that claim is [citation needed].

Not really... there's a big difference between "first minyan" and "first siyum".

A minyan is something Jews try their best to make everywhere they go - heck, even at highway rest stops, at baseball games, and on airplanes. It's very common... so when you hear a group of Jews went somewhere together, it's highly likely they formed a minyan at some point. Therefore, it's safe to presume that they made a minyan, unless proven otherwise.

A siyum masechta, on the other hand, is far more rare. It's not something you usually do 3 times a day, every day... quite the contrary - it's something that's done (at best) only once in a while, and with expending lots of time and a great deal effort to accomplish it. Many people people never make a siyum at all, even while home, let alone while traveling! Therefore, even if Jews went somewhere (and especially when they've been there so few times), it's safe to assume a siyum was not made there. Unless someone actually comes forward claiming that he did, the default "chazakah" is that it was not done.

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Trip Reports / Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« on: December 20, 2018, 12:48:54 AM »
BING BONG

לאַפיִנג מאַי עֶס אוֺף 😂😂😂

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Trip Reports / Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« on: December 12, 2018, 02:10:03 PM »
And so it begins... Boat is going up, boat is going down, and lunch is churning.

So tell me... this boat that you say is going up, is it going down as well?

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I'm actually sleeping in the presentation theatre, across 16 chairs.

👆 פאָני ש*ִט 😂

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On The Road / Re: New Pointbreaks!
« on: November 29, 2018, 05:04:00 PM »
@Moishebatchy

Paid rates are like 50-60 bucks a night. Not much of a deal.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« on: November 07, 2018, 04:48:59 PM »
I'd spend a week and do it properly, see my TR ;D

Don't have a week, only a weekend... maybe. If this trip even ends up happening at all.  :-\

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« on: November 07, 2018, 04:45:03 PM »
GIG is a beautiful city with good kosher food and shuls near hotels.
GRU is an ugly city with very good kosher food and shuls near hotels.
IGU is the most stunning waterfall in the world with no kosher food and no shuls.

Well put. :D

WWDD?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« on: November 07, 2018, 04:36:05 PM »
Trying to plan a Shabbos in Brazil, around Pesach time. Should I do GIG, GRU, or IGU?

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Just Shmooze / Re: Absent DDFers
« on: October 23, 2018, 09:23:56 PM »
Iím flattered that nobody seems to miss me that much. :)

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Definitely not. It's a penguining expedition.

HT: @Moishebatchy @JayR

👆 פאָני ש*ִט 😂

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DDF DO Board / Re: DDF DO: Monsey Edition
« on: October 15, 2018, 06:49:14 PM »

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DDF DO Board / Re: DDF DO: Monsey Edition
« on: September 17, 2018, 03:44:29 AM »
Isn't he back yet?

Yeah, to our great chagrin.

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