Saturday, September 30, 2006

what is a landfill?

i woke up this morning trying to figure out what a landfill is. in general conference, elder somebody just provided the webster's dictionary definition of 'landfill.' apparent it is defined as:

A method of solid waste disposal in which refuse is buried between layers of dirt so as to fill in or reclaim low-lying ground.

thanks elder somebody. i would have been totally confused without you providing a definition.

28 comments:

  1. Loyd, you still need to fix your Sustain'd link so it doesn't show up on the front page, dude. See #4 under the blogspot section on this page.

    ...and Mr. Landfill's name is Elder Shayne M. Bowen. :)

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  2. Keep in mind that Elder Bowen's talk is translated into a bazillion languages and will go out into the world to countries with people who have no concept of what a landfill is, since they just pile their trash in the backyard.

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  3. thanks connor. it should be fixed now.

    s.o., i'm not sure if you are being sarcastic or not. sarcasm doesn't communicate well in print (as i never seem to learn). either way, his own brief explanation would have been fine. bringing webster into it was just uncalled for. webster is dead, let him be.

    unless of course webster is a small black kid/adult who was adopted by a former nfl player and travls through his house in a secret elevator.

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  4. Oh.

    Guess it was just my sense of humor that was broken --I didn't notice the quote came from Webster.

    And I second the motion to drop Webster's Dictionary from LDS canon.

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  5. I thought that was a great talk. I think it would have been a shame if I'd ignored an uplifting message like that just because I thought it was unnecessary to define a landfill.

    I almost did that with Sister Somebody's talk the same session. It was a great talk, but I almost didn't pay it any mind just because I didn't like her voice. That would have been a shame, too.

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  6. This is what I call "pointing to the little black dot in a white sheet of paper".

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  7. Bryant, good thoughts. I've found myself guilty of looking at the black dot sometimes as well.

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  8. I'd just like to say that that landfill that he was talking about was my hometown and that park was where I spent a lot of great times. Gotta love it.

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  9. What i hate is once it happens in conference it is reinforced in Sacrament meeting talks for the next 4-5 years.

    Someone will end their talk with a nifty little phrase thats slightly different and presto it becomes part of the new Mormon vernacular

    The whole "Webster's defines" part or the talk has been essential in almost every sacrament meeting ive been to over the years. I think its time for us to give members of the church a little more credit in the understanding what words mean department.

    Yes i realize that the message is more important then the delivery but im just tired of us looking for sound bites from conference we can incorporate into our own talks.

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  10. I'm amazed at your ability to get people to seriously discuss random and meaningless topics. Websters and landfills? Who cares.

    You are drunk with power ;)

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  11. its a slow monday

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  12. Keep in mind that Elder Bowen's talk is translated into a bazillion languages and will go out into the world to countries with people who have no concept of what a landfill is, since they just pile their trash in the backyard.

    This is totally unrelated, but S.O.'s comment got me thinking. I don't think GC speakers typically put much thought into the fact that they're speaking to an international audience. Either that, or they think that the translators can translate jokes and idioms that are exclusive to English.

    I've heard some GC talks in Chinese that just sound weird, unless you're familiar with the English versions from which they're translated.

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  13. I wake up every day with a lot of doubts too, good to know i am not the only one :)

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  14. Loyd, you've been surprisingly quiet lately. What gives? :)

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  15. connor: thanks for noticing. i've been busy. i have a whole lotta things in my head, just not enough time (or attention span) to type them out.

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  16. classes will do that to a person...

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  17. hmm, get a life

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  18. Hey Loyd, just wanted to let you know I've moved my blog back to blogger (and I might even write posts again too!)

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  19. To those who have made negative comments about conference talks-- You are a disgrace to the church! Please don't call yourselves members of Jesus Christ's church, you're doing a major disservice to it's other members and investigators.

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  20. Hmmm....27 and a UVSC student? Narrator, do they have a graduate program there that I'm unaware of? Maybe instead of spewing your pearls of wisdom you should focus on graduating and moving out of Provo.
    I think you're kicked out of the Singles Ward at 30!!

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  21. thanks to the last two cowards for throwing out their personal attacks in the guise of anonymity.

    you guys are awesome...




    ...ly pathetic

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  22. Kenny McCormick10/16/2006 9:54 PM

    Thanks for stating the obvious, that was a personal attack against you. I don't like to leave my identity but I'll give you a hint...
    I'm animated, I'm nine years old, and apparently, you're my biggest fan!!

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  23. Jack the Pumpkin King10/16/2006 10:04 PM

    I have a question for the narrarator--Why did you even watch conference?

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  24. Guise? Isn't that a big word for you?

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  25. in case something interesting is said.

    also, i like president monson's talks. his stories about one person reaching out to another are by far the most inspiring and christian messages of conference.

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  26. anon:

    please don't comment my blog anymore.

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  27. jack the pumkin king10/16/2006 10:07 PM

    What's this? What's this? There's white things in the air.
    THIS IS HALLOWEEN! THIS IS HALLOWEEN! THIS IS HALLOWEEN! EVERYBODY SCREAM!

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  28. ummm. thanks jack. i've actually listened to the nightmare before christmas soundtrack to fall asleep to the last several nights in anticipation of it coming out in 3d this friday. i don't intend on growing up.

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