But I guess there's nothing to prevent you from doing it anyway, the guideline says,
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So yeah, feel free to flag, it's not abuse. The automatic threshold rule and the moderators have a final saying.
Depending on the lighting and any requirements for special effects (done optically back then), there were a lot of calculations to do in order to make the make up look consistent between shots. Simple things like the choice of foundation were very important.
Orwell used to tell me that he dreaded outdoor shoots the most. He would be feverishly working away with a light-meter and his formula when the producer would arrive on the location demanding to know why dozens of very expensive cast and crew were just standing around. The answer was always then same, they were waiting ‘ere Or’s tabulating Data’s base complexion.
So the tariffs to China ends up expanding to the Eastern Rim and the supply of parts to repair Japanese cars dries up. Overnight a black market forms and parts smuggling is a lucrative business. Somewhere over the heartland of America a DC3 develops engine trouble and the pilot says they have to lose weight ASAP.
The smuggler opens the side door and starts pushing the crates out which fortunately were going to be parachute dropped anyway. A few minutes later a farmer on his way to his outhouse looks up and reads the label off a crate and says "My God, it's raining Datsun cogs!"
The dentist realizes what's happening now - the lemon juice in George's breakfast is corroding the dental work. The dentist recommends replacing the dental plate with a chrome model, because everyone knows there's no plate like chrome for the hollandaise.
Or it'd be neat to have an app that, before sending a text message, would suggest pun-nier versions.
I wonder how prevalent puns are in other languages, it seems they are extremely prevalent in English or at least in British English but hardly at all in Spanish.
I've seen/heard some in German but not sure how prevalent.
Tall buildings tend to omit floors 4, 14, etc., the way tall buildings in the US often omit floor 13. Amusingly, Chinese building often omit 13 as well. So you might be on floor 15 and only really be on floor 12 because 4, 13, and 14 are all left out.
Less dire numeric associations are 55 for crying (pronounced “wuwu”) and 88 for bye-bye (“baba”).
Thank you for the information on Brazilian puns, however I cannot let someone call an empanada a "tart", a tart must be open, whereas an empanada must be covered.
– ¿Para qué sirve una barriga vacía?
– Em, ¡Pa' nada!"
(Disclaimer: I'm a puntenstant)
"Do cats go to heaven?"
English A: No, they go to PURRgatory.
Spanish A: No, se van al purGATOrio.
... oh wait, sorry that wasn't very punny.