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Two Things
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Two Things

Lorelei -- Monday, January 26, 2004 -- 07:09:00 PM

This game says that any field of study can be summed up with two key points - anything else either follows from the two things, or isn't really necessary.

Origins and examples can be found in this Agoraphilia post.

So, try reducing your field down to its Two Things!

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rtb -- Friday, January 30, 2004 -- 04:19:44 PM -- 69 of 88
Live from New York!

Belle, I've got to say, what really pisses me off about the home-buying process is your #2, namely that I'm being considered guilty until proven innocent. Some of the things that have been said to me indicate that the assumption is, without even knowing me, that I'm a liar. Well, I'm fucking not and I really resent the implication. It certainly doesn't make me want to cooperate. So my advice to you is that A) your #2 is sometimes wrong and B) if you need to believe your #2 to save your ass in case it's right, please, don't let your clients know that's your attitude towards them going in. Because it fucking sucks.

Milty -- Friday, January 30, 2004 -- 05:39:21 PM -- 70 of 88
proud owner of the rare Eustacian back-from-the-cold post

rtb's dislikes:

1. Being cornered and getting tied up and dumped in a sack.
2. Buying a home.

Brigit M -- Friday, January 30, 2004 -- 10:16:38 PM -- 71 of 88

What would buyers lie about?

Nicola O. -- Friday, January 30, 2004 -- 10:30:50 PM -- 72 of 88
my blog: http://alphaheroes.blogspot.com

Having money.

j. ross -- Friday, January 30, 2004 -- 11:14:17 PM -- 73 of 88

What's the point? Just to hang out with the nice real estate person?

Because sooner or later the mean mean banker will make you come clean.

Precious -- Friday, January 30, 2004 -- 11:14:52 PM -- 74 of 88

People really do that? Why?

Nicola O. -- Friday, January 30, 2004 -- 11:20:07 PM -- 75 of 88
my blog: http://alphaheroes.blogspot.com

Reasons people lie about having money:

1. They're embarrased about not having money.
2. They really just want to look at houses but can't buy one.
3. They think that their offer will get higher consideration if they're pre-approved or whatever.
4. They aren't exactly lying, they just sadly overestimate what they can afford, and then the mean mean banker squashes their dreams.

Lila Jones -- Saturday, January 31, 2004 -- 03:12:49 PM -- 76 of 88

Really? I was assuming that people lie in the other direction, because they are constantly being upsold. Why would they tell someone the absolute top of their range? Lowballing it a little is the only way they'll have a fighting chance of seeing houses that are actually in their comfort zone, budget-wise.

Brigit M -- Saturday, January 31, 2004 -- 04:30:16 PM -- 77 of 88

As a newly prospective buyer I can vouch for that. We asked to see a house at the very top of our range, because it looked very, very promising, and now she's calling us about houses that are 20-30K above that.

Lizard S. -- Sunday, February 01, 2004 -- 06:35:53 AM -- 78 of 88
If you wish to bake an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

I slapped down our agent when he wanted to show us houses that were out of our price range. Well, a bank might have given us a loan, but we would have been stretching a lot. The agent works for you, right? [sorry, OT]

Sakti -- Sunday, February 01, 2004 -- 01:49:45 PM -- 79 of 88

Not exactly. Or depending on what state you're in.

Tammy F. -- Monday, February 02, 2004 -- 12:53:23 AM -- 80 of 88
Long time no post....

Product Scheduling

1. Regardless of whatever Lean Flow/Lean 6 Sigma/Product Pull System "du jour" has been instituted, expedites will never go away. Why? Because the fucking salesmen will always guarantee the customer a 4 week lead time even though they fucking well know it takes at least 8 to make the product.

2. Murphy's Law always wins and whatever could go wrong will. If the job is hot, the asset running it will either break down or the operator grinding it will scrap it.

Nicola O. -- Monday, February 02, 2004 -- 05:56:09 AM -- 81 of 88
my blog: http://alphaheroes.blogspot.com

1a) Squeaky wheel gets the grease.

Ellie Mayhem -- Monday, February 02, 2004 -- 07:38:22 AM -- 82 of 88

Lifestyles Writer:

1) Be cool.
2) Don't let anyone know you're painfully uncool.

ruggerfish -- Friday, February 06, 2004 -- 10:33:36 PM -- 83 of 88

Internal Accounting:

  1. Be painfully anal rententive
  2. Let everyone know you're painfully anal retentive

Lorelei -- Thursday, April 01, 2004 -- 09:18:44 PM -- 84 of 88
Trust the force and never keep receipts. -Kate D.

Glen, the author of the blog post referenced in the header, gathered "Two Things" input from many sources including this thread (we're famous!) and posted them here. There are some good ones.

rtb -- Thursday, April 01, 2004 -- 09:26:15 PM -- 85 of 88
Live from New York!

The Two Things about Glen:

1. He doesn't care about maps

2. What else matters?! HE. DOES. NOT. CARE. ABOUT. MAPS.


Eustacia -- Thursday, April 01, 2004 -- 09:27:25 PM -- 86 of 88
Krusticus Rex

Two things about Glen:

1. Who is he?
2. Who cares? The jerk doesn't like maps.

Nicola O. -- Wednesday, December 15, 2004 -- 12:02:40 AM -- 87 of 88
my blog: http://alphaheroes.blogspot.com

Weird. I got an email today from someone about my post #3.

I think I posted the same thing somewhere else on a "two things" thread or site, but can't remember where.

Lori Dee -- Wednesday, December 15, 2004 -- 02:37:15 AM -- 88 of 88
Axial tilt is the reason for the season.

Someone you know, or a random stranger, Nicola? That is kind of strange.

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