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Just in time for all these E3 movies, my cable bandwidth was quietly upped, and I am now getting staggering 31 Mb/s downloads, close to 4 MB a second. This makes it more apparent than ever that in this brave new internet world, my old 1.5 Mb/s connection probably doesn't even qualify as broadband, as it was not really capable of downloading a lot of these clips, much less streaming them. Back in the day we had a joke about "Low Ping Bastards," but I think that's much too kind a description of the connection I'm currently enjoying.

LPB Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez.
Play: Pixelshocks Tower Defence.
Link: Ten Epic Superhero Movie Mistakes.
Adulthood Spent Satisfying Childhood Desires.
Stories: In Paris, Burgers Turn Chic. They're finally getting some culture.
Images: LEGO Sentry Gun. Thanks Ian.
TSG Mug Shot Andy Dick. Thanks nin.
Auction: Hendrix's burnt guitar up for auction.

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24. No subject Jul 17, 2008, 18:32 Lit_Reflex001
 
In reference to "chic", wikipedia claims it comes from a French word.

This word is synonymous with "sheikh". I think perhaps the French word is actually derived from this word.

Using "sheikh" for stylish things is ridiculous. Sheikh is pronounced "shake", and literally means "elder" in Arabic, and is what you would refer to an Arab king as (IE: "Shake" Mohammed Bin Rashid, United Arab Emirates).

So when you refer to something as stylish, you may as well say "That (article of clothing) is so king!".

 
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