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HalfTangible
2011-03-25, 09:04 AM
Random Banter

Hello there, and welcome to the new Random Banter thread! Let's see if we can break the current thread-killing record! I don't know what it is but i'll bet it's pretty low :smalltongue:

Read the rules so you don't break 'em by accident.

RULES:

1. Spam. For the purposes of RB, one word posts are generally considered spam. Likewise, posts that are nothing but *actions like this* are also be considered spam. Remember that the quality of the post's content is much better than the speed of your response.

2. This isn't the Play by Post or Town forum, nor is it the Silly Message Board Games or Structured Games forum. Please avoid continuous roleplay or mock battles and fights such as the "competition for control of the universe".

3. If it's already a thread, don't bring it to RB. RB has such a huge range of subject matter even restricted to the little snippets that probably don't warrant their own thread, it doesn't need legitimate thread topics cluttering it up as well. The exception to this is to bring something that is off-topic from one thread, but on-topic for RB and the subject doesn't warrant a thread of its own.

4. Don't advertise other threads in RB. Just because these new threads move at speeds more appropriate to a message board than an IM session doesn't mean you need to come over to RB and brow beat people into posting in your latest brainchild.

5. Please don't post single line posts alerting us to your current status -- as in "I'm back." This is Random Banter, not "How to stalk Random GitP forum members."

6. Don't poke, kick or bump the thread. It will move at whatever pace it wants to. Also, please refrain from Captain Obvious comments akin to "My, the thread is fast today."

7. Random Banter can only be as good, or as entertaining, as you make it. Demands to be entertained will fall on deaf ears unless you can add something more meaningful to the conversation.

8. As this is a public forum, where the current topic is nicely recorded for you, and not a conversation where you could have missed the beginning, please refrain from asking something to the effect of "What's the topic?". Please take the time to read up a bit first.

9. Thread Creator must include the words "Random" and "Banter" as well as the thread #. Try to be concise as well.

10. Every post should contain two visible, legible complete sentences, Subject and Predicate. C'mon, make your old English teachers proud.

11. Remember, Random Banter is not your IM client. If you want to have a back and forth discussion with just one person, look in their contact information for IM details.

12. Whenever a new thread is created, all "first post", "first page", and all posts of that nature will be deleted by the administrators. Please avoid doing this, as it is frustrating for them to deal with one-lined posts like this.

13. Double-posting is not your friend. We have edit buttons for a reason.

14. Once you have made a Random Banter thread, you must wait 50 threads before making another one.

15. If you can avoid dibs calling on making the next thread, that will avoid people needing to wait if the thread hits 50 pages while the dibs-caller is asleep.

LIST OF PAST RANDOM BANTER THREADS:

Amotis' Random Banter #1 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13484)
Dhavaer's Random Banter #2 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13401)
PhoeKun's Random Banter #3 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13319)
Rei Jin's Random Banter #4 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13205)
Toxic Avenger's Random Banter #5 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13146)
Jibar's Random Banter #6 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13026)
Ego Slayer's Surrogate Random Banter #7 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12939)
Sneak's Random Barroom Brawl #8 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12918)
Sophistemon's Solemnly Random Banter #9 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12855)
Vaynor's Very Random Banter #10 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12834)
Bookman's Blathering Random Banter #11 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12809)
Gralamin's Glorious Random Banter #12 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12785)
Rilik's Resplendently Random Raillery #13 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12766)
Gezina's Growling Grazing Random Banter #14 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12747)
The Zerglings Utterly And Geeky Random Banter #15 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12740)
jaqueses Truthfully Randomly Fireside Banter # 16 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12735)
Jack Squat’s Jubilantly Quixotic Random Banter #17 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12693)
Cardel's Banter of Cookie Jubilation #18 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12668)
Archonic's Chaotically Random Banter of Rods #19 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12657)
The Rod's Inanimate Temple of RANDOM banter #20 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12638)
Lucky’s Loquaciously Loud-Mouthed Random Banter#21 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12630)
Deckmaster's Divinely Delightful Random Banter #22 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12614)
Saithis' Soliloquy of Random Banter #23 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12598)
Loveable Lianae's Ludicrous Lampooning Lottery #24 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12578)
NEO|Phyte's Neolithic Nest of Weasel Banter #25 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12544)
Target's Random Banter of "non-violence" #26 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12533)
Tarnag40k's Random banter of "grammar errors" #27 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12515)
Kyrian's Random Banter of ADHDness #28 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12507)
El Jaspero's Random Drunken Ramblings #29 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12503)
Boss Smiley's Eloquently Eggy Banter #30 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12494)
Lykan's Looney Explosionarama & Random Banter #31 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12482)
Iames's Iambic Yarn of Yammering #32 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12468)
Dispozition's Deviously Distressed Banter #33 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12458)
CP's Copiously Combusting Banter of Carnage #34 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12445)
Alarra's Altar of Random Banter #35 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12432)
Eloquent Rune's Electrifying Rambling Banter #36 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12423)
E_P's Very Own Quite Popular Random Banter #37 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12419)
Hydrogelic's Foolish Mortal Random Banter #38 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12413)
Ink's Smudgy Splotchy Random Banter #39 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12405)
Azrael's Big Black Book of Banter #40 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12397)
The Logic Vampire's Rational Random Banter #41 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12387)
Shiny's Shimmering Space-hitchin Random Banter #42 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12376)
ZombieRockStar's Random Banter #43 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12360)
Nostrabel's Realm of Cookies and Random Banter #44 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12342)
Charity's Cheery Chatter Circle #45 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12328)
Samiam's Spontaneous Scintillating Soliloquy #46 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12310)
LLama's Masked Mysterious Random Banter #47 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26599)
Ravishing Rydia's Recumbentibus ^_^ Random Banter #48 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27622)
Penguinizers Perilous Random Banter #49 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28083)
Death's delightfully morbid surrogate random banter #50 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28444)
Wayril's wonderfully weird surrogate random banter #51 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28990)
Rawhide's Deck of Random Banter (52 Cards) (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29697)
Korith's Sorrogate Random Banter of Zombie Killing #53 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30353)
Surrogate thread of random Bor-dom #54 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31109)
Rex Idiotarum's Painfully Pogoing Thread #55 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31512)
The Wrath of KHAAAAAANtalas’s William Shatner Flavored Random Banter # 56 (Surrogate) (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32080)
EmeraldRose's Random Banter of Lashing Wit #57 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32494)
Captain van der Decken's Surrogate Ship of Random Loot (Banter) #58 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32847)
SDF's Neverending I-Don't-Have-an-OotS-Avatar-Yet Story Banter #59 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33465)
Mauril's Surrogate Dwelf Banter of Fantasy Race Confusion 60th Edition (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34165)
Rockphed's Dice Rolling Toga Party of 61 Drunken CIA Analysts (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34568)
var Lord_Magtok = Random(Banter*62) + Surrogate (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34801)
Jibar's Retro Random Banter #63 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35014)
Malina's Random Spanish Banter #64 of morphical annoyance (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35256)
Mr. E's Random Banter #65 of Cane Toting and Hat Tipping (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35418)
Ego Slayer's Hellishly Random Banter #66.6 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35596)
Purple Gelatinous Cube o' Doom's bowl of bantery j-e-ll-o randomness #67 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35859)
Zephra's Random Banter of Ghostly Wailings, and Howling Fun#68 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36317)
Cobra Ikari's Random Banter #69 of Rampant Hugging, Guttermindedness, and ;-) Kinky. (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36977)
Scorpina's Random Banter #70 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37480)
Raistlin1040's Super Special Awesome Random Banter #71(Now with 20% more tacos) (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37824)
Uberblah's Random Banter #72 Of Caffeine And Sleep Deprivation Induced Randomness (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38225)
Lucky’s Random Banter #73 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38987)
Castaras's Random Banter #74 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37836)
D'anna Biers RB #75 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39495)
Zeb The Troll's RB#76 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39801)
Eldpollard's RB #77 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40128)
Gezina's and Calamity's Random banter #78 of double entendre and doom (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40410)
Random Banter #79 In Loving Memory of Hexa_Regina (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40909)
Zeratul's random banter #80 of throwing puppies off bridges (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41778)
Vespe's Random Banter #81 of singing dolphins and mostly harmless planets. (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43254)
CSK's Giant in the Playground Forums Addicted Anonymous, Random Banter #82 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44919)
Iames's Ramblingly Erratic Belldandy-Charged Random Banter #83 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47592)
Serpentine's Scintillating Sensually and Sinuously Seductive Stochastic Satire #84 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49048)
Radikalskippy's Random Banter #85 of lost ideas and where to find them... (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50658)
Moon Called's Random Banter #86 of Sexy Anime Boys and Fangirl Squeals (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51825)
Lilly's Lovely Random Banter #87 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52783)
FdL's Fuzzbox-Fueled Random Banter #88 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54612)
SweetRein's Sugary Restrained Random Banter #89 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59668)
Midnight's Mutant Motorcycle Madness Random Banter #90 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62430)
Em's Extremely Extraordinarily Epic Random Banter #91 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65645)
Dragonrider's Random Banter in Conjunction with the Weighted Cube #92 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67629)
Bushranger's Bodaciously Buffed Random Banter-y Rooster #93 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69425)
Haruki's Historically Hilarious Honey-covered Random Banter #94 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71161)
North's Maple Syrup Flavored Non-Alliterative Random Banter #95 Eh? (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73464)
Wadledo's Weirdly Warbling Watercress Watching Washing Machine Only Random Banter #96 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75946)
SMEE's Random Banter #97 of gender bending and closet bursting (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78694)
Raiser's Rambunctiously Rambling Random Banter #98 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=81626)
Dr. Bath's Random Banter, dripping with daring deeds of dastardly deipnosophists #99 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84068)
VOTE, the Democracy Demon's Devilishly Devious and Decidedly Diabolical Desultory Derision (Random Banter) #100 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84914)
Jack Squat's Justlessly Juxtaposed Random Banter #101 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=87577)
Dallas-Dakota's Dundering Dandelion's Devilish Damsel's Distress Random Banter #102 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4790602#post4790602)
Destro Yersul's Dangerously Distracting and Doubtlessly Disturbing Random Banter #103 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4903962#post4903962)
Aziraphiles Actually Alliterative and Awesomely Affluent Random Banter #104 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=92718)
Cristo's Consistently Confusing and Constantly Casual Random Banter #105 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94491)
Dish's Delightfully Deranged and Deliciously Deliquent Random Banter # 106 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=95905)
Slayer's Seemingly Sweet and Socially Silly Random Banter # 107 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=97703)
Zero's ambrosial and aberrantly adventitious, abstemiously erudite Random Banter #108 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99100)
Coplantor's Completely Creative Cautious and Contemplative Random Banter #109 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100414)
Rutskarn's Roly-Poly Rebellious and Rejected Random Banter #110 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101156)
TwoBitWriter's Tubular Tracts of Thought-Talking Random Banter #111 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5600540#post5600540)
Phase's Phully Phormed, Phalangeal, and Phantasmagorical Random Banter #112 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101988)
Wolfbane's Wonderfully Wacky and Wildly Wandom Random Banter #113 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102865)
The Kiwi's Kinkily Knotted and Kookily Kickass Random Banter #114 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103674)
Jude's Judgmental Jugular Jab and Jibber Jabbery Random Banter #115 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=104480)
The Throne of Thufir's Thoroughly Theoretical and Therapeutic Random Banter #116 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105584)
Random Banter #117 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106698)
Dragonprime's Dynamically Dangerous Dextrous and Destructive Random Banter #118 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107882)
Farmer Felix's Fantastic FRandom FBanter #119 (may contain traces of fnuts) (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=109007)
Groundhog's Random Banter of Weather Prediction and Anti-Gopherness (part one) (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=110963&page=50)
Groundhog's Random Banter of Weather Prediction and Anti-Gopherness (part two) (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113197)
Mrmud's Mixed-Up and Minimally Mechanized Random Banter #121 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114623)
Dogmantra's Dastardly, Despotic and Dangerous Random Banter #122 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=116660)
Alteran's Amazingly Anachronistic, Altruistic, and Antagonistic Random Banter #123
(http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118380)Admiral Euphoria's Random Banter Thread of Delusional Grandeur #124 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6614894)
Fred's Flying Fishy, Fighting, Fiery, Fantastic Face Off Random Banter #125 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=121385)
Cyrano’s Non-Alliterative Inaugurational Random Banter #126 To Usher In The Future (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=122977)
Thanatos's Tharmturges Present: Tropical, Tipsy, and Typically Random Banter #127
loopy's Legendary and Long-Awaited Lollipop Fuelled Random Banter #128 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=123816)
Shadow's Shady Shop of Sharks, Shingles, Shammies, Shiny and Random Banter #129 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=125667)
KataraAltinaII's Premature Not So Short & To-The-Point Random Banter #130 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=126557)
Supagoof's Supa-Sensational Silly Symphonies Set Sizzingly On Fire Random Banter #131 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=128570)
Pyrian's Pyrotechnic Pyre of Pyrrhic Pyros with Pyrotic Pythics Random Banter #132! (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=130459)
Perenelle's Pleasantly Playful and Passionately Peculiar Random Banter #133 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=131814)
Rpgsr4me's Ravenous, Roaring, Raging Rampage of Random Banter #134 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7373844#post7373844)
Il'deav Ilah'naie's Indiscreet Intimacies on Indigo Iceboats Random Banter #135 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=134438)
Recaiden's Resplendent and Rotating Realistic Random Banter #136 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=136879)
Jibar's Random Banter #137: Return of the Cat-muffin (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=138879)
Edge's Effluence of Extravagant and Effulgent Random Banter #138 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7876065)
Zeb The Troll's Zecond Go At Ze Random Banter #139 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8061505#post8061505)
Curly's Rambunctious and Erudite Random Banter #140 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=148462)
Deth Muncher's Destructive and Meandering Random Banter #141 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=150904)
A Thread in Which Banter Most Random is Expulsed Into Existence, By Ravens_cry #142 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8722755)
Several Silly Sealions Stuffed Seaweed Southward Swiftly (Or, Random Banter #143) (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=159998)
The thread that changed name one last time, with style. (Random Banter #144) (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161407)
Banjo’s Bodacious & Boosted Bumper Bulletproof Box of Banter Most Random #145 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=162819)
Masa's Massively Masterful Message Medium - Random Banter #146 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=164224)
KuReshtin's Vociferously Ruminating Harbinger of Random Banter - #147 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=166664)
Archonic's Archaic Acronymical Antidisestablishmentarianism Random Banter - #148 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169890)
Skeppio's Splendidly Strange & Superbly Scintillating Random Banter - #149 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=173056)
Teddy's Turbulent and Topicless Random Banter #150 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=175338)
Fifty-Eyed Fred's Ferociously Fanatical and Fabulously Fascinating Random Banter #151 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=178205)
Rae's Really Rascally and Ridiculously Rowdy Random Banter #152 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181296)
Haruki's Hot n' Holy Random Banter #153 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=10176275#post10176275)
MoonCat's Magnificently Mythopoeic Random Banter #154 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=187576)
Eadin's Exchange of Extraterrestrial Excuses AKA Random Banter #155 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=10628978#post10628978)


Now, i beseech thee, talk!

... I mean TEXT!

Or banter or... OH WHATEVER!!!!!!

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-25, 09:09 AM
Ah well, I seem to be cursed. Good luck then.

HalfTangible
2011-03-25, 09:11 AM
Ah well, I seem to be cursed. Good luck then.
Dammit now i feel bad :smallfrown:

TechnoScrabble
2011-03-25, 09:13 AM
Like, seriously, I cannot overstate just how gorram delicious this Dinosaur Egg oatmeal is.
OHSTUFFILOVENOSTALGIA!

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-25, 09:15 AM
Dammit now i feel bad :smallfrown:

Nah. I'll have my day. Enjoy yours.

Eadin
2011-03-25, 09:20 AM
*obligatory boogie*

Death, your friend the Reaper
2011-03-25, 09:24 AM
so would I... though that's probably no suprise to you :smalltongue:
It's times like this when I remember that I'm half British and turn traitor and root for England :smalltongue:


so what game are you going to mock us at now?
just so, you know We can practice :smallamused:

Oh, I don't know maybe something that'll put us on a even footing. Crocodile wrestling? :smallwink:

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-25, 09:24 AM
Oh, I don't know maybe something that'll put us on a even footing. Crocodile wrestling? :smallwink:

Too soon, and I'm not even from Australia.

HalfTangible
2011-03-25, 09:28 AM
Too soon, and I'm not even from Australia.

What are you talking about? >.>

Death, your friend the Reaper
2011-03-25, 09:30 AM
Too soon, and I'm not even from Australia.

I apologies if I offended you, I was not trying to imply anything? I was merely picking an activity that I often jokingly tell people from other country we participate on a regular basis?

So, again, apologies for offending you, however that way

HalfTangible
2011-03-25, 09:39 AM
I apologies if I offended you, I was not trying to imply anything? I was merely picking an activity that I often jokingly tell people from other country we participate on a regular basis?

So, again, apologies for offending you, however that way

I think he's referring to the crocodile hunter... but he died 5 years ago, that's not 'soon' >.>

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-25, 09:43 AM
I think he's referring to the crocodile hunter... but he died 5 years ago, that's not 'soon' >.>

Yes it is.

Death, your friend the Reaper
2011-03-25, 09:45 AM
Yes it is.

Ah, in that case the thought of the connection didn't spark in my brain. I've been telling people from other countries we wrestle crocodiles when he first came out and I was in juniour high. It was a sad day when he passed away:smallfrown:

Archonic Energy
2011-03-25, 09:47 AM
Oh, I don't know maybe something that'll put us on a even footing. Crocodile wrestling? :smallwink:

hmmmmm, i smell a rat on that one...
how about Alligator Wrestling?

KuReshtin
2011-03-25, 09:53 AM
*steps in, looks around*

I call dibs on that comfortable looking chair over in the corner.


Death, I think I'd actually prefer Croc-wrestling to the workouts my team leader is putting me through at the moment.
My legs are still hurting from Wednesday's training session.

Death, your friend the Reaper
2011-03-25, 09:55 AM
^ Oh? May I ask what you do? I'm rather interested in increasing my workout schedule. I'm fairly stable fitness at the moment (which isn't amazing, but in the "healthy range") as I go the gym every other day, yet still can't shake that "lanky" appearance :smalltongue:


hmmmmm, i smell a rat on that one...
how about Alligator Wrestling?

I'll have to talk to my team, I don't want to make any snap decisions...

However if the second leg can be kangaroo racing I'm sure they'll hop to a decision and say yes!

We can have tea drinking for the last leg if you'd like. Sure it'd fit Englands personalitea :smallbiggrin:

Teddy
2011-03-25, 09:57 AM
I had a "Be My Guest" speech in my English class today. Basically, we're supposed to pick three guests we'd invite to a private dinner were there no complications whatsoever (including death and nonexistence, indeed, one guest had to be dead), and then talk for 15 minutes explaining why we choosed just them (as well as some random free stuff). My choice: J.R.R. Tolkien, Andrew Hussie and the person to the left of this text (my Internet alter-ego).

For some reason I went pretty nervous, and my teacher had to go and bring me a glass of water because my throat went very dry. By the end of the speach, I was shaking quite a bit in my legs and arms, making it hard to handle the computer when I was to show my class the glory that is Homestuck flash animations (I thank the gods for tablets PCs and their pens).

ION:
I've noticed that I make a quite notable voice shift when I understand that I'm talking to a salesperson on the phone. I'm not sure about what I think of this. I mean, I don't want to sound rude, even to a salesperson...

LaZodiac
2011-03-25, 10:04 AM
You're weird Teddy. You actually TALK to telemarketers? I hang up the instant the jig is up.

Also, aside from the presenting it to the class thing, that assignment sounds awesome.

Thufir
2011-03-25, 11:39 AM
Yes it is.

No, it's really not.
Especially not for you. You're what, 16? 5 years is almost a third of your life so far, by no means is that 'soon'.

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-25, 11:40 AM
Ah, in that case the thought of the connection didn't spark in my brain. I've been telling people from other countries we wrestle crocodiles when he first came out and I was in juniour high. It was a sad day when he passed away:smallfrown:

Mmmm. Coincidence had me at the Australian embassy to the UN about 2 weeks after it happened.

EDIT: Why do I remember it being told to me on April 1st? Huh.

MoonCat
2011-03-25, 12:20 PM
I can't believe I missed the new thread! I *boogies* last time, so;

*BOOOOGIES*

ION: My brother is coming to my hometown! I haven't seen him since October!! I love him!!! I can't wait!!!! note that I have narrowly avoided the true sign of insanity, five exclamation points!!!!!

HalfTangible
2011-03-25, 12:26 PM
I thought the first sign of insanity was talking to yourself :smallconfused:

Which i never understood. I have so much in common with myself! I'm so nice to me =D

And what does ION stand for?

LaZodiac
2011-03-25, 12:28 PM
It means in other news.

Also, hooray for MoonCat! Or should I say SunDog, considering the icon change XP

Thufir
2011-03-25, 12:29 PM
note that I have narrowly avoided the true sign of insanity, five exclamation points!!!!!

Actually, just multiple exclamation points is generally considered to be sufficient indication.


And what does ION stand for?

In Other News.
(RB timeloop, even this sentence, etc, etc...)

MoonCat
2011-03-25, 12:51 PM
I remember when I asked you guys what ION meant. Good times...

Also, I have found an Internet Etiquette book, written by a knitter who "wanted to encourage knitters to use the vast resources of the internet to better understand a knitting experience, while continuing appropriate behavior." Here are some choice rules she has made.


Never capitalize full words on the Internet to stress a point. It actually means you are yelling, which is still entirely inappropriate in a conversation.

Type your words fully and correctly, no one can understand 'JK', 'LOL', or 'LM*O'
[she actually starred the A in LMAO]

'Smilies' are atrocious methods of avoiding proper communication, if you intend to show your feelings, say "I am happy", not ':-)'


LOL. This was NOT a joke. >:-P

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-25, 01:02 PM
What!? I Cant Hear You Over My Internet Yelling!!!

LaZodiac
2011-03-25, 01:06 PM
That sounds like a hilarious book to read.

HalfTangible
2011-03-25, 01:11 PM
I remember when I asked you guys what ION meant. Good times...

Also, I have found an Internet Etiquette book, written by a knitter who "wanted to encourage knitters to use the vast resources of the internet to better understand a knitting experience, while continuing appropriate behavior." Here are some choice rules she has made.


Never capitalize full words on the Internet to stress a point. It actually means you are yelling, which is still entirely inappropriate in a conversation.

Type your words fully and correctly, no one can understand 'JK', 'LOL', or 'LM*O'
[she actually starred the A in LMAO]

'Smilies' are atrocious methods of avoiding proper communication, if you intend to show your feelings, say "I am happy", not ':-)'


LOL. This was NOT a joke. >:-P
lol. XD a COMPLETE load of bollocks.

KuReshtin
2011-03-25, 02:06 PM
^ Oh? May I ask what you do? I'm rather interested in increasing my workout schedule. I'm fairly stable fitness at the moment (which isn't amazing, but in the "healthy range") as I go the gym every other day, yet still can't shake that "lanky" appearance :smalltongue:



If you go to the Deth Muncher exercise thread, there's a link to the detailed workout program there.

Actually, I'll link them in here for you to have a look at, since you asked:
- 1st 6-week schedule (http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/kureshtin/1st_6_week-plan.xlsx)
- 2nd 6-week schedule (http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/kureshtin/2nd_%206_week_plan.xlsx)

Teddy
2011-03-25, 02:27 PM
You're weird Teddy. You actually TALK to telemarketers? I hang up the instant the jig is up.

I could never do such a thing. I would feel extremely rude, and if there's anything I'm completely terrified of (apart from needles) then its others seing me as being rude. That'd be real confidence-breaker.
*shudder*


Also, aside from the presenting it to the class thing, that assignment sounds awesome.

Indeed it was. I got the possibility to talk for a quarter about one of the few topics that I can actually keep a conversation going on, namely myself. :smallwink:
I also got the chance to call myself a narcissist and express a want to become a god. :smalltongue:

And I also got to say "It keeps happening!" without making it sound too strange in context. :smallbiggrin:


In Other News.
(RB timeloop, even this sentence, etc, etc...)

Dare you to humble the noble time loop! :smallfurious:

:smalltongue:

LaZodiac
2011-03-25, 02:42 PM
I only consider it not rude because they call me despite being on their no call list.

HalfTangible
2011-03-25, 02:44 PM
I only consider it not rude because they call me despite being on their no call list.

Can't you call the police on them for that? :smallconfused:

CynicalAvocado
2011-03-25, 02:58 PM
i came this close to reversing the roles on a telemarketer once

CurlyKitGirl
2011-03-25, 03:00 PM
So I had four or so randomly accumulated anecdotes I wanted to impart to the readers of this thread, but I just had to listen to a song from MLP:FIM and then get into a twenty minute discussion with Littlest Brother about his hypothetical DnD character.
He's learning the language so quickly. :smalltearyface:

Ah! Just remembered one!
I've started calling my siblings [name]-bees and I don't know why. And, importantly, I should specifiy it's [name]-/i/ derivative-bees.
>.>
It cutifies them.
So many derivatives.

Oooh! Oooh! Oooh!
Another one.
What is it with my dad?
Some time in late December I switched to Firefox, and my dad wasn't exactly keen on what I did, but my laptop, my stuff.
But then I come home and dad sees how Firefox works and then he's "Koorly, can you download Firefox onto my laptop?" so I do, and then he's asking why I didn't do the beta version; what all the add-ons and shortcuts and things are.
All of them.
And as I have stated many times (it's practically part of the RB Time Loop) I have not the most technologically savvy person in my house. So now he has two browsers on the Good Laptop and the Craptop, and he's thinking about getting Google Chrome or something (and I have no idea why he wants three browsers, don't ask) and my experience in the world of non-IE browsers is very small and limited only to Firefox; he knows this, and he still wants me to show him everything internet.
On the one hand, it means I get lots of loopholes and can avoid telling him certain things; but on the other, it's annoying as all kinds of things!
I'm a nineteen-year-old bibliomaniac not a computer technician!

Oh hey, ranting made me remember another one.
This house of mine is cursed to oblivion and back. When I came home, first things out of mum's mouth were "You're late, dinner's gone cold. And cut your nails."
My lovely long nails that I'd been growing since December.
And the next day they started breaking. Instantly. At a length my mum deems appropriate for a young lady: just clearing the fingers.
One every two days like clockwork.
It's bleeding magic.
So now my nails are stubs of their former selves. It's quite disheartening even though I can actually do things like scratch my skin without drawing blood, rub my eyes in a normal fashion, open ring-pull cans and things.

. . .
Ummm.
Aha!
And for my birthday I have a promised haircut, so come end of April I'm getting one. I'm pretty sure it's going to be short. And then I have to start all. Over. Again. Sadness.

ION:
Why is it that my main threat when it comes to our annoying dogs this time around is "Shut up or I'll eat you!" They're too old and gamey to be any good. One's coming up on eleven and the other's eight. Neither of them look it though.
Maybe I make that threat because last time around it was "Belt it or I'll make you into a purse!"?
Or simply because if I eat them I won't have to walk them any more. And all that eye strain at night. Bay horses in a dark field at night with varying dark grey and black shades of grass and hedges and bushes of brambles and hawthorn all faintly lit by the houses on the other side of the valley. It's like looking for a flippin' needle in a haystack! Not to mention I have the woods to avoid too! Plus that block of black makes it even harder to see two tonne monsters with hooves the size of dinner plates that can crush your head easy as they wish.

IOON:
And last thing. This was my (intended) main rant of the post before I forgot everything.
I was on a nostalgia bomb today, wanting to read some of my The Three Investigators books, didn't matter which one. To be honest I expected to read through all twenty odd of the series that I have in one day.
Except they're gone.
Completely.
Not in my boxes in the parents' room. Not in my boxes or shelves in Littlest Brother's room. Not in my shelves in Little Brother's room. Not in the books in Little Sister's room (all but twenty of the books in that room are actually mine). Not anywhere.
This would never happen in any house but mine.
It's one thing to lose a book or two. But twenty odd?! And all in one series?!
Until now I would have thought it impossible.
But I did it.
I've looked everywhere.
So instead I read a couple of books published in the 1960s. One from 1962 about a jolly trio of boys in the Upper Sixth going around solving a mystery in Anglesey filled with casual mild racism towards the Scottish, Welsh, English and Irish, but mainly the Irish and Welsh. It was rife with words and phrases like "Gosh", "Jolly good", "Smashing" and "[T]op hole" and other stereotypical stock British phrases as well as Good Old British Dependability, Stoicism and Reliability.
The other was a 1968 reprint of a 1964 book set in (of course) an all-girls board school somewhere in the generic English countryside. Cliches abound. And casually mild classism. Sadly, no midnight feasts.
Oh, I love English/British novels for schoolchildren pre-1970. The unedited versions especially.
There's something so delightful about them.
Makes me want to go dig out my half a dozen pre-revision Enid Blytons so I can read through the stereotypes, the casual superiority of the British, the racism, classism, and things. Hell, I even got one or two where the phrases used for gypsies and . . . well, I have a book where the word "wog" is used.
I adore nostalgia bombs even if I couldn't find an entire smegging series of one of my favourite nostalgia bomb series.
Except now I want to read through my two shelves of Enid Blyton and then all the other all-girl board school books I have.
Curses?

Teddy
2011-03-25, 03:17 PM
IOON:
And last thing. This was my (intended) main rant of the post before I forgot everything.
I was on a nostalgia bomb today, wanting to read some of my The Three Investigators books, didn't matter which one. To be honest I expected to read through all twenty odd of the series that I have in one day.
Except they're gone.
Completely.
Not in my boxes in the parents' room. Not in my boxes or shelves in Littlest Brother's room. Not in my shelves in Little Brother's room. Not in the books in Little Sister's room (all but twenty of the books in that room are actually mine). Not anywhere.
This would never happen in any house but mine.
It's one thing to lose a book or two. But twenty odd?! And all in one series?!
Until now I would have thought it impossible.
But I did it.
I've looked everywhere.

Have you looked in your own room? :smalltongue:

CurlyKitGirl
2011-03-25, 03:29 PM
Have you looked in your own room? :smalltongue:

I don't have a room!
When I'm home I either sleep on the sofa or on a fold-out bed depending on space issues.
The only books I have in that room are my academic ones from the previous term slowly merging with the ones for next term, a complete set of mythological/supernatural encyclopaedias and whatever I'm reading at the time.

I only have one thousand six hundred and thirty odd books (unless you count the other books I 'own', but don't own own). How can I have lost some?!

Ranger Mattos
2011-03-25, 03:49 PM
What is it with my dad?
Some time in late December I switched to Firefox, and my dad wasn't exactly keen on what I did, but my laptop, my stuff.
But then I come home and dad sees how Firefox works and then he's "Koorly, can you download Firefox onto my laptop?" so I do, and then he's asking why I didn't do the beta version; what all the add-ons and shortcuts and things are.
All of them.
And as I have stated many times (it's practically part of the RB Time Loop) I have not the most technologically savvy person in my house. So now he has two browsers on the Good Laptop and the Craptop, and he's thinking about getting Google Chrome or something (and I have no idea why he wants three browsers, don't ask) and my experience in the world of non-IE browsers is very small and limited only to Firefox; he knows this, and he still wants me to show him everything internet.
On the one hand, it means I get lots of loopholes and can avoid telling him certain things; but on the other, it's annoying as all kinds of things!
I'm a nineteen-year-old bibliomaniac not a computer technician!

My dad's the opposite. He doesn't use anything but IE.

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-25, 04:47 PM
Grrrr. I was almost straight A's this quarter. Almost. I had a Math test the week of the play and that put me into a spiral for the last 2 weeks of the quarter... :smallsigh:

Kneenibble
2011-03-25, 04:48 PM
If telemarketers call me, I either speak in a jibberish foreign language until they hang up, or drop the phone and scream and weep as if I'm being violated.

Ooh, maybe next time I'll try both.

CynicalAvocado
2011-03-25, 06:38 PM
If telemarketers call me, I either speak in a jibberish foreign language until they hang up, or drop the phone and scream and weep as if I'm being violated.

Ooh, maybe next time I'll try both.

have you tried pretending they called a crime scene?

got that idea from NCIS

HalfTangible
2011-03-25, 07:31 PM
If telemarketers call me, I either speak in a jibberish foreign language until they hang up, or drop the phone and scream and weep as if I'm being violated.

Ooh, maybe next time I'll try both.
I think I'll sing a song.

Master ninja theeeeeeeme sooong!

Vonriel
2011-03-25, 07:42 PM
Actually, just multiple exclamation points is generally considered to be sufficient indication.

And here I was thinking it was multiple punctuation in general, not necessarily just exclamation points.

Death, drop the wrestling, you know us those westerners easterners inbetweeners can't wrestle properly. Why not settle for something both nations love: Drinking games! :smallwink:

(I agree with xkcd (http://xkcd.com/503/), it's still weird to think about the terms used to label parts of the world from the perspective of someone from the USA...)

Thufir
2011-03-25, 08:13 PM
Dare you to humble the noble time loop! :smallfurious:

:smalltongue:

I am Lord of the Time Loop. I do with it what I wish.


And as I have stated many times (it's practically part of the RB Time Loop) I have not the most technologically savvy person in my house.

Do you mean you are not eh most tech-savvy person in your house?
Because honestly, from what you've said it kind of seems to me that you are. You may not be massively tech-savvy, but it sounds like you're more so than the rest of your family.


I'm a nineteen-year-old bibliomaniac not a computer technician!

Star Trek reference intended?


And for my birthday I have a promised haircut, so come end of April I'm getting one. I'm pretty sure it's going to be short. And then I have to start all. Over. Again. Sadness.

Firstly, a haircut is a terrible birthday present (What happened to that Big Present you were supposed to be getting?) and secondly, surely you have a choice in how your hair is cut? :smallconfused:


ION:
Why is it that my main threat when it comes to our annoying dogs this time around is "Shut up or I'll eat you!" They're too old and gamey to be any good. One's coming up on eleven and the other's eight. Neither of them look it though.
Maybe I make that threat because last time around it was "Belt it or I'll make you into a purse!"?
Or simply because if I eat them I won't have to walk them any more. And all that eye strain at night. Bay horses in a dark field at night with varying dark grey and black shades of grass and hedges and bushes of brambles and hawthorn all faintly lit by the houses on the other side of the valley. It's like looking for a flippin' needle in a haystack! Not to mention I have the woods to avoid too! Plus that block of black makes it even harder to see two tonne monsters with hooves the size of dinner plates that can crush your head easy as they wish.

I think it's possible you're thinking about this too much.


If telemarketers call me, I either speak in a jibberish foreign language until they hang up, or drop the phone and scream and weep as if I'm being violated.

Ooh, maybe next time I'll try both.

You are a wonderfully twisted person.

Ranger Mattos
2011-03-25, 08:20 PM
Grrrr. I was almost straight A's this quarter. Almost. I had a Math test the week of the play and that put me into a spiral for the last 2 weeks of the quarter... :smallsigh:

I've almost finished the the quarter (it ends on the 30th) and so far I'm doing good. I'll have all A's or A-'s this quarter if I don't mess up too badly on my Chapter 5 test in pre-calc or my Genetics test in bio. So far this year I've always had at least one B+. On the other hand, I've never gotten anything less than an A+ in computers or French.

Uh, I mean, that sucks. Try to do better in the fresh new quarter.

CurlyKitGirl
2011-03-25, 08:41 PM
I am Lord of the Time Loop. I do with it what I wish.

But I'm the codifier and identifier! I created your position!
*insert Time Loop reference*


Do you mean you are not eh most tech-savvy person in your house?
Because honestly, from what you've said it kind of seems to me that you are. You may not be massively tech-savvy, but it sounds like you're more so than the rest of your family.

Do you mean 'you are not the most'? :smalltongue: Yes, yes, but when I get in full on rant mode, or I'm busy typing my brain moves faster than my mouth or fingers can.
And while I am 'tech-savvy' as far as my family goes, I just can't consider myself tech-savvy in good conscience. Sure, I can fix a cracked case, a broken and flickering screen with sticky tape and have lucked into fixing a good half of the software, hardware and viral problems our computers have at home I don't consider that technologically able.
I'm . . . lucky and stubborn. And I use the internet to see if I can find a fix if ever possible.


Star Trek reference intended?

Naturally. Recall: I've been on a nostalgia bomb today.


Firstly, a haircut is a terrible birthday present (What happened to that Big Present you were supposed to be getting?) and secondly, surely you have a choice in how your hair is cut? :smallconfused:

A haircut isn't a terrible present, it's a pretty good one. (The Big Present is coming in a few months) While I can and will choose my haircut I just have this horrible feeling it's rife with split-ends and may end up needing a cut out of necessity.
At the very worst it'll end up being shoulder length and probably layered or feathered. That's more than a foot of hair I can lose. Best bet is only two or three inches.
I'm a little bit of a pessimist when I'm not being impossibly chipper and cheerful.


I think it's possible you're thinking about this too much.

Possibly. It's just such an odd threat though, hence the analysis.
By the by, I honestly don't think it's possible to overanalyse something. The key is not to get so mired in one little detail because then you'll get sidetracked from the overall analysis.

Teddy
2011-03-25, 08:42 PM
I don't have a room!

I see, you lost it somewhere along with your books, I take it? :smalltongue::smalltongue::smalltongue:


I am Lord of the Time Loop. I do with it what I wish.

What exactly does being a Lord imply? Do you have these crazy loopy powers, shooting time tornadoes out of your fingers and whatnot? :smallconfused::smallwink:

CurlyKitGirl
2011-03-25, 08:55 PM
I see, you lost it somewhere along with your books, I take it? :smalltongue::smalltongue::smalltongue:

Nope. My room was hijacked by a sibling!


What exactly does being a Lord imply? Do you have these crazy loopy powers, shooting time tornadoes out of your fingers and whatnot? :smallconfused::smallwink:

A TARDIS with very limited powers; it only lets him hop backwards and forwards in the RB timeline and point out the recurring themes in history.
And he does get to fight off RB-Daleks, shame about the cracks in the walls though.
They're stealing our history. That's why there's nothing before #70-something. Cracks in the walls.

LaZodiac
2011-03-25, 09:01 PM
If telemarketers call me, I either speak in a jibberish foreign language until they hang up, or drop the phone and scream and weep as if I'm being violated.

Ooh, maybe next time I'll try both.

This is amazing. This is also too much effort to spend on people like that.

Thufir
2011-03-25, 09:20 PM
Do you mean 'you are not the most'? :smalltongue: Yes, yes, but when I get in full on rant mode, or I'm busy typing my brain moves faster than my mouth or fingers can.

I understand that well enough. It's the reason for my own typo up there.


And while I am 'tech-savvy' as far as my family goes, I just can't consider myself tech-savvy in good conscience.

Well naturally. But everything is relative. Without a context, you're assumed to be judging relative to some general benchmark - to which you don't match up - but in the context of your family, you're judged relative to them.


A haircut isn't a terrible present, it's a pretty good one.

But... haircuts should really be a commonplace thing, not something special enough to qualify as birthday present material.


While I can and will choose my haircut I just have this horrible feeling it's rife with split-ends and may end up needing a cut out of necessity.
At the very worst it'll end up being shoulder length and probably layered or feathered. That's more than a foot of hair I can lose. Best bet is only two or three inches.
I'm a little bit of a pessimist when I'm not being impossibly chipper and cheerful.

Ah, I'm sure your hair is fine. I mean, mine was still alright after not being cut or anything for 4 years or something...


I see, you lost it somewhere along with your books, I take it? :smalltongue::smalltongue::smalltongue:

Curly wouldn't lose her room along with her books. She might lose her room in/under her books...


What exactly does being a Lord imply? Do you have these crazy loopy powers, shooting time tornadoes out of your fingers and whatnot? :smallconfused::smallwink:


A TARDIS with very limited powers; it only lets him hop backwards and forwards in the RB timeline and point out the recurring themes in history.
And he does get to fight off RB-Daleks, shame about the cracks in the walls though.
They're stealing our history. That's why there's nothing before #70-something. Cracks in the walls.

Yeah, I was just going to say something about wiibly-wobbly timey-wimey stuff.

CurlyKitGirl
2011-03-25, 09:34 PM
I understand that well enough. It's the reason for my own typo up there.

Ranting is great fun, but hard on your grammar and spelling.


Well naturally. But everything is relative. Without a context, you're assumed to be judging relative to some general benchmark - to which you don't match up - but in the context of your family, you're judged relative to them.

So relative to my relatives I'm a bona fide technician? Scary thought that.


But... haircuts should really be a commonplace thing, not something special enough to qualify as birthday present material.

. . .

Ah, I'm sure your hair is fine. I mean, mine was still alright after not being cut or anything for 4 years or something...

Haircuts aren't commonplace for girls in my family. Boys are easy, mum takes the shaver to them, dad goes to the barbers, I do my mum's hair if she wants it, and Little Sister's been growing out her hair since forever. Last December I gave her her first haircut (that wasn't a home-done trim) in more than seven years. Took off more than a foot of hair, and she still has miles left.
Me, I had a haircut last . . . year? Maybe the year before. And I have hair issues that make splits common. Although . . . the shampoos and conditioners I've been using these past months have been massively reducing the split-end count.
Really I'm just antsy about haircuts in general. Never had good experience with them, 'course, my last haircut at a good salon was, oh my, six or seven years ago; and since then maybe biannually at a cheap place where lazy cuts are common.


Curly wouldn't lose her room along with her books. She might lose her room in/under her books.

Yeah. This. I can and have laid out all my books on the free space in the living room floor and ended up with the layer being three or four deep.
When I get my own place I'm going to have a library for a bedroom.

Thufir
2011-03-25, 09:44 PM
Haircuts aren't commonplace for girls in my family. Boys are easy, mum takes the shaver to them, dad goes to the barbers, I do my mum's hair if she wants it, and Little Sister's been growing out her hair since forever. Last December I gave her her first haircut (that wasn't a home-done trim) in more than seven years. Took off more than a foot of hair, and she still has miles left.
Me, I had a haircut last . . . year? Maybe the year before. And I have hair issues that make splits common. Although . . . the shampoos and conditioners I've been using these past months have been massively reducing the split-end count.
Really I'm just antsy about haircuts in general. Never had good experience with them, 'course, my last haircut at a good salon was, oh my, six or seven years ago; and since then maybe biannually at a cheap place where lazy cuts are common.

Huh. My mum always cut my hair until I was around 16 or something, when that stopped and there was the period somewhere in the region of four years when it didn't get cut at all, and then I started doing it myself.


Yeah. This. I can and have laid out all my books on the free space in the living room floor and ended up with the layer being three or four deep.
When I get my own place I'm going to have a library for a bedroom.

Marry me.

Tasroth
2011-03-25, 10:09 PM
So, it's 3am and I'm shaving in front of the computer because I needed somewhere sensible to sit (i.e. not the sofa) downstairs, to be certain the noise of my razor didn't disturb my parents.

I have a weird life sometimes.

Thufir
2011-03-25, 10:19 PM
So, it's 3am and I'm shaving in front of the computer because I needed somewhere sensible to sit (i.e. not the sofa) downstairs, to be certain the noise of my razor didn't disturb my parents.

I have a weird life sometimes.

Maybe you should've shaved during the day. Just a thought. :smalltongue:

CurlyKitGirl
2011-03-25, 10:29 PM
Huh. My mum always cut my hair until I was around 16 or something, when that stopped and there was the period somewhere in the region of four years when it didn't get cut at all, and then I started doing it myself.

My mum sucks at hair cuts (aside from fringes, and even then she gave me a scar), and sadly, girl.
Boys can have messy hair and just be boys (one boy in my form back in secondary had letters shaved into the side of his head! Admittedly it was a drunken escapade with hair removal cream that started it, but still), whereas a female has to look mildly tolerable.
Also it's the only girly thing mum can get me to do willingly that doesn't involve buying books or earrings to add to my . . . large collections.


Marry me.

It's only a small library. Hardly worth proposing for at all.

Thufir
2011-03-25, 10:40 PM
My mum sucks at hair cuts (aside from fringes, and even then she gave me a scar), and sadly, girl.

Wait, seriously? You got a scar from a haircut? :smalleek:


Boys can have messy hair and just be boys (one boy in my form back in secondary had letters shaved into the side of his head! Admittedly it was a drunken escapade with hair removal cream that started it, but still), whereas a female has to look mildly tolerable.

Hey! I'll have you know I prize the look of my hair very highly!
Rassinfrassin gender stereotypes.


It's only a small library. Hardly worth proposing for at all.

Hardly worth it is still worth it! Also just the principle of the thing, though I admit I was kind of imagining a big old-fashioned library. With a bed in it.

Heh. Some people like their prospective romantic partners to have fancy cars or other such luxuries, or just excessive physical endowments. But us? More like, "Curly is seriously amazing you guys. I mean, she's just got such massive... collections of books!"
I love being nerdy.

Tasroth
2011-03-25, 10:43 PM
Maybe you should've shaved during the day. Just a thought. :smalltongue:

Yeah... Or yesterday, actually...

So I'm a bit erratic. At least it's better than when I was a teenager.

And... I should have been in bed a couple of hours ago...

CynicalAvocado
2011-03-25, 11:06 PM
So, it's 3am and I'm shaving in front of the computer because I needed somewhere sensible to sit (i.e. not the sofa) downstairs, to be certain the noise of my razor didn't disturb my parents.

I have a weird life sometimes.

i remember shaving on the back of a charter bus around 2AM somewhere in alabama

because i couldn't sleep.

Vonriel
2011-03-26, 12:19 AM
Hardly worth it is still worth it! Also just the principle of the thing, though I admit I was kind of imagining a big old-fashioned library. With a bed in it.

That's all you imagined? See, me, I imagined something that can't exist in this world. Well... properly, anyway. Because a good library, a proper library, exists in about seven different dimensions, and a trip down the right aisle will take you back years, decades, centuries even, if you're not lucky. This library would also have books that have to be chained down, and in one or three special cases, chained down, in a block of ice, under a concrete slab, inside a safe, inside a bigger safe, buried under a rock. Because you see, when you stick all that information, well, you know how they say 'knowledge is power'? In libraries, they mean it. Well, in the proper ones, anyway. :smallwink:

Edited to add: Also, I miss the days where I could shave only every two or three days and still look presentable... now, one missed day has me looking entirely too scruffy, and two gives me this ridiculously bad looking neck-beard.

And while we're on the subject of 'I miss the days', I miss the days when I was still in pre-calculus. Calculus 2 is for the birds, and don't get me started on stupid programming courses with stupid professors who stupidly make us use unix without any sort of gui. It's like MS-DOS all over again. :smallsigh:

CynicalAvocado
2011-03-26, 01:19 AM
i still have the first book i ever read, some little rag called war and peace

i kid, i kid.

it was a little 9 page book called sleepover mouse

Teddy
2011-03-26, 04:30 AM
Nope. My room was hijacked by a sibling!

Hey, no one asked for a serious answer. :smalltongue::smalltongue::smalltongue: :smalltongue::smalltongue::smalltongue: :smalltongue::smalltongue::smalltongue:

Okay, I'm stopping now. My smilies are growing in numbers exponentially.


A TARDIS with very limited powers; it only lets him hop backwards and forwards in the RB timeline and point out the recurring themes in history.
And he does get to fight off RB-Daleks, shame about the cracks in the walls though.
They're stealing our history. That's why there's nothing before #70-something. Cracks in the walls.

Sorry, Doctor Who references work porly on me. I haven't seen more than to know what a Dalek is, and that's also based on third party knowledge (Fun fact: we call them "Pepper mills", and littlest brother is completely terrified of them).


Curly wouldn't lose her room along with her books. She might lose her room in/under her books...

Yeah, I saw this as the most likely answer, but I tried to be open-minded, you see.


Yeah, I was just going to say something about wiibly-wobbly timey-wimey stuff.

I just love how the word "wibbly-wobbly" is pronounciated. Just that is reason enough for me to listen to it (then We've got the fact that it's awesome too).


Yes, yes, but when I get in full on rant mode, or I'm busy typing my brain moves faster than my mouth or fingers can.

Wait, this only happens to you when you're ranting? Lucky bastard. :smallwink:

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-26, 07:58 AM
Oh. My. Gods. I cut off half an inch of both my eyebrows... WAAAAAAAAAH. :smallsigh: :smallfrown:

Thufir
2011-03-26, 09:58 AM
That's all you imagined? See, me, I imagined something that can't exist in this world. Well... properly, anyway. Because a good library, a proper library, exists in about seven different dimensions, and a trip down the right aisle will take you back years, decades, centuries even, if you're not lucky. This library would also have books that have to be chained down, and in one or three special cases, chained down, in a block of ice, under a concrete slab, inside a safe, inside a bigger safe, buried under a rock. Because you see, when you stick all that information, well, you know how they say 'knowledge is power'? In libraries, they mean it. Well, in the proper ones, anyway. :smallwink:

You realise that in me and Curly you are talking to two of the biggest Discworld fans on this forum? Because you are.
The UU library did cross my mind, because the Librarian sleeps there, but my mental image was a single image. I didn't imagine myself wandering through this hypothetical library, just there were shelves, and books, and a bed.


Wait, this only happens to you when you're ranting? Lucky bastard. :smallwink:

I was going to say something about how that insult is only applied to males, but then it occurred to me that that's actually very strange. Why, in English, do we only insult males by insinuating that they were born out of wedlock? Well, I suppose the meaning of the word has kind of moved on, it's become just a generic insult for men, while actually being born out of wedlock has become more commonplace and not such a big deal - but etymologically speaking it's still rather strange.

LaZodiac
2011-03-26, 10:04 AM
Oh. My. Gods. I cut off half an inch of both my eyebrows... WAAAAAAAAAH. :smallsigh: :smallfrown:

For a second I thought you said eyelashes. Both are pretty impressive though, to a degree.

Perenelle
2011-03-26, 10:11 AM
Oh. My. Gods. I cut off half an inch of both my eyebrows... WAAAAAAAAAH. :smallsigh: :smallfrown:

how? :smallconfused:

Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll
2011-03-26, 10:39 AM
how? :smallconfused:

obviously NOT very carefully.

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-26, 10:53 AM
how? :smallconfused:


obviously NOT very carefully.

This... Hair on my face is noticeable and I was starting to get some noticeable hair inbetween my eyebrows (UNIBROW BAD) so I went to shave it. I did, but I got a bit of one Eyebrow, so I thought that I should make it symmetrical.

For about half a second I thought about shaving them both of completely.

EDIT: I also cut my nose in the process. Damn my lack of Dexterity.

Vonriel
2011-03-26, 11:38 AM
You realise that in me and Curly you are talking to two of the biggest Discworld fans on this forum? Because you are.
The UU library did cross my mind, because the Librarian sleeps there, but my mental image was a single image. I didn't imagine myself wandering through this hypothetical library, just there were shelves, and books, and a bed.

I was pretty certain in that knowledge. It's been a year or two, but I still remember a thing or two about this place. Also, you forgot the desk. The librarian likes to hide under it whenever things get bad. :smallwink:

Edit: Oh yes, also, does anyone know when his next book is slated to be released in the States? The last one we had was I Shall Wear Midnight.

Perenelle
2011-03-26, 12:28 PM
This... Hair on my face is noticeable and I was starting to get some noticeable hair inbetween my eyebrows (UNIBROW BAD) so I went to shave it. I did, but I got a bit of one Eyebrow, so I thought that I should make it symmetrical.

For about half a second I thought about shaving them both of completely.

EDIT: I also cut my nose in the process. Damn my lack of Dexterity.

And that, my friend, is why I get my eyebrows waxed. =P tis much safer, and has better results.

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-26, 12:32 PM
And that, my friend, is why I get my eyebrows waxed. =P tis much safer, and has better results.

Meh, it isn't really noticeable unless you knew it was wrong. My own mother couldn't figure it out. (Though she could tell something was off.)

Thufir
2011-03-26, 01:22 PM
Edit: Oh yes, also, does anyone know when his next book is slated to be released in the States? The last one we had was I Shall Wear Midnight.

Wikipedia doesn't know, but it's not going to be released here until October.

MoonCat
2011-03-26, 02:10 PM
I was pretty certain in that knowledge. It's been a year or two, but I still remember a thing or two about this place. Also, you forgot the desk. The librarian likes to hide under it whenever things get bad. :smallwink:

Edit: Oh yes, also, does anyone know when his next book is slated to be released in the States? The last one we had was I Shall Wear Midnight.

Snuff, I think, although I'm not sure when. It's about Sam Vimes.

Fredaintdead
2011-03-26, 02:12 PM
Snuff, I think, although I'm not sure when. It's about Sam Vimes.

Wikipedia just says 2011. We get another Moist Von Lipwig story after that.

MoonCat
2011-03-26, 02:14 PM
Wikipedia just says 2011. We get another Moist Von Lipwig story after that.

Yeah, Raising Taxes, right?

Thufir
2011-03-26, 02:15 PM
Wikipedia just says 2011.


It will be published on the 13th October 2011 in the United Kingdom.

:smallconfused:

Fredaintdead
2011-03-26, 02:35 PM
:smallconfused:

Didn't see that part. But yes, it does say that. Thanks for clearing that up.


Yeah, Raising Taxes, right?

Yes indeed.

CurlyKitGirl
2011-03-26, 06:13 PM
Wait, seriously? You got a scar from a haircut? :smalleek:

We have a very, very sharp pair of scissors, and a sharpening stone for them. And I was six, you can still see the scar actually.


Hey! I'll have you know I prize the look of my hair very highly!
Rassinfrassin gender stereotypes.

I never implied that you didn't.


Hardly worth it is still worth it! Also just the principle of the thing, though I admit I was kind of imagining a big old-fashioned library. With a bed in it.

Heh. Some people like their prospective romantic partners to have fancy cars or other such luxuries, or just excessive physical endowments. But us? More like, "Curly is seriously amazing you guys. I mean, she's just got such massive... collections of books!"
I love being nerdy.

That is my eventual goal you know, but 1630-odd books isn't quite enough to cover an entire room quite yet. Give me time, give me time. Big old fashioned shelves, stocked to the brim with books of every shape and colour and size. And here's the important bit: haphazardly alphabetised with casual abandon.
It is nice though, I suppose, being renowned for my massive . . . number of books, as opposed to physical attributes. :smalltongue:


That's all you imagined? See, me, I imagined something that can't exist in this world. Well... properly, anyway. Because a good library, a proper library, exists in about seven different dimensions, and a trip down the right aisle will take you back years, decades, centuries even, if you're not lucky. This library would also have books that have to be chained down, and in one or three special cases, chained down, in a block of ice, under a concrete slab, inside a safe, inside a bigger safe, buried under a rock. Because you see, when you stick all that information, well, you know how they say 'knowledge is power'? In libraries, they mean it. Well, in the proper ones, anyway. :smallwink:

ZOGMAGOG!
VONRIEL!!
I haven't seen you in years, where you been all this time?!
As for the L-Space library, while you were gone I ascended into the Playground pantheon as Goddess of the Written Word. Koorly (and Koorilithulu) were long ago sealed into an infinite dimension of books to prevent her/them from destroying the multiverse.
Sadly I read them all, and popped over here for a visit. So not so sad after all.
Point is, before I got sidetracked, that library is where I live in another dimension.


Hey, no one asked for a serious answer. :smalltongue::smalltongue::smalltongue: :smalltongue::smalltongue::smalltongue: :smalltongue::smalltongue::smalltongue:

Okay, I'm stopping now. My smilies are growing in numbers exponentially.

Exponential smilies are good. And as far as seriousness goes: something can be true and silly at the same time. :smallbiggrin:


Sorry, Doctor Who references work poorly on me. I haven't seen more than to know what a Dalek is, and that's also based on third party knowledge (Fun fact: we call them "Pepper mills", and littlest brother is completely terrified of them).

Oh my. Well, it's a good show, and if you can give it a watch.




I was going to say something about how that insult is only applied to males, but then it occurred to me that that's actually very strange. Why, in English, do we only insult males by insinuating that they were born out of wedlock? Well, I suppose the meaning of the word has kind of moved on, it's become just a generic insult for men, while actually being born out of wedlock has become more commonplace and not such a big deal - but etymologically speaking it's still rather strange.

But it's not.
I freely call myself a bastard. And historically a bastard is a bastard no matter the gender.
Although the higher up the social status you go, the more likely you are to be called illegitimate as opposed to a bastard.


I was pretty certain in that knowledge. It's been a year or two, but I still remember a thing or two about this place. Also, you forgot the desk. The librarian likes to hide under it whenever things get bad. :smallwink:

Edit: Oh yes, also, does anyone know when his next book is slated to be released in the States? The last one we had was I Shall Wear Midnight.

No matter how long you leave for, you always remember information about the people here.

Teddy
2011-03-26, 06:22 PM
Exponential smilies are good. And as far as seriousness goes: something can be true and silly at the same time. :smallbiggrin:

Well, of course you can be silly and still stating something that is true, but I'm not quite siure about whether that would qualify as a serious answer, or just a correct answer...

Also, this is totally your fault:
x=3
:smalltongue::smalltongue::smalltongue: :smalltongue::smalltongue::smalltongue: :smalltongue::smalltongue::smalltongue:
:smalltongue::smalltongue::smalltongue: :smalltongue::smalltongue::smalltongue: :smalltongue::smalltongue::smalltongue:
:smalltongue::smalltongue::smalltongue: :smalltongue::smalltongue::smalltongue: :smalltongue::smalltongue::smalltongue:


Oh my. Well, it's a good show, and if you can give it a watch.

Yes, I will do so... one day...


Although the higher up the social status you go, the more likely you are to be called illegitimate as opposed to a bastard.

And now my brain is hurting from trying to swap "bastard" for "illegitimate" in the phrase "lucky bastard". :smallwink:

Perenelle
2011-03-26, 06:30 PM
Spring break is finally here! :smallbiggrin:

We're leaving Monday to go college hunting, I'm pretty excited.

Moff Chumley
2011-03-26, 06:35 PM
Colleges. I'll be lucky if I can get into an underfunded and unremarkable state school at this point... :smallsigh:

CynicalAvocado
2011-03-26, 06:51 PM
tech school for avocado

then maybe the military so they can pay for a real college

Thufir
2011-03-26, 07:03 PM
We have a very, very sharp pair of scissors, and a sharpening stone for them. And I was six, you can still see the scar actually.

Woah. Ouch.
...I'm really curious about this now. This isn't even just an excuse to ask you to post pictures like usual.


That is my eventual goal you know, but 1630-odd books isn't quite enough to cover an entire room quite yet. Give me time, give me time. Big old fashioned shelves, stocked to the brim with books of every shape and colour and size. And here's the important bit: haphazardly alphabetised with casual abandon.

*Swoons*


It is nice though, I suppose, being renowned for my massive . . . number of books, as opposed to physical attributes. :smalltongue:

Not that your physical attributes aren't also lovely, but yeah. Erudition and bibliophilia are hot. :smallwink:


And as far as seriousness goes: something can be true and silly at the same time. :smallbiggrin:

I feel like I occupy that area of ambiguity like 50% the time


But it's not.
I freely call myself a bastard. And historically a bastard is a bastard no matter the gender.
Although the higher up the social status you go, the more likely you are to be called illegitimate as opposed to a bastard.

Never heard it used for females before now (Except for possibly in a literal sense). The female equivalent insult in my experience would be bitch.

ION: I want to be better from this cold. The coughing is getting less, but it's still enough to be pretty annoying, and it seems my body decided to make up for the reduction in coughing by giving me nosebleeds.
Why is this thus? What is the reason for this thusness?
Explain to me.
EXPLAIN TO ME!

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-26, 07:07 PM
Ah College. Im glad my mom's a Professor.

Heliomance
2011-03-26, 07:41 PM
No matter how long you leave for, you always remember information about the people here.

Really? Now I'm wondering what people are going to remember about me...

Perenelle
2011-03-26, 08:00 PM
Colleges. I'll be lucky if I can get into an underfunded and unremarkable state school at this point... :smallsigh:

Tis better than nothing at all. *hugs* and even then, I know some pretty successful people who never went to college.



anyway, I really wish I could knit. Or crochet, or something like that.

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-26, 09:51 PM
So, you can lie on a Polygraph and have it believe you (with enough skill). Could you be so nervous (or something) that you could tell the truth and have it record it a lie.

Worira
2011-03-26, 09:53 PM
Yes.(10char)

Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll
2011-03-26, 09:54 PM
I would imagine that would be easier than thinking a lie is a truth. How easily can you force yourself to becoming flustered and panicked? Pretty easily, I would think. That's all you need to do.

Zaydos
2011-03-26, 10:02 PM
Ah College. Im glad my mom's a Professor.


So, you can lie on a Polygraph and have it believe you (with enough skill). Could you be so nervous (or something) that you could tell the truth and have it record it a lie.

What does she teach? And yes; polygraph aren't known for their accuracy in detecting lies as much as that if they say you're telling the truth there is a decent chance you're telling the truth.

Also: why haven't I posted in this thread yet?

And the cute Kurlythulu is gone and replaced by a repulsive pony... I miss the brain twisting abomination.

ION: I ran further today than I had in 4 years :smallbiggrin:

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-26, 10:05 PM
What does she teach?
Peace and Global Studies and I think that's all I can say.


And yes; polygraph aren't known for their accuracy in detecting lies as much as that if they say you're telling the truth there is a decent chance you're telling the truth.
I feel many an innocent person has been duped.

Death, your friend the Reaper
2011-03-26, 10:34 PM
Death, drop the wrestling, you know us those westerners easterners inbetweeners can't wrestle properly. Why not settle for something both nations love: Drinking games! :smallwink:


You can never go wrong with drinking games! :smallbiggrin: Heh, that was a good xkcd, even if I do live in Australia. We Aussies have the decency to always just be "down under" for ease of naming conventions :smalltongue:

Oh, thank you very much KuReshtin, sorry you had to weight on my reply though.

And it seems when I was going to link to the story about the photocopier that was substituted for a lie detector, snopes is doubtful

Amiel
2011-03-27, 12:31 AM
You can never go wrong with drinking games! :smallbiggrin: Heh, that was a good xkcd, even if I do live in Australia. We Aussies have the decency to always just be "down under" for ease of naming conventions :smalltongue:

Aussies are so badass, we can wrestle crocodiles while inebriated. And you know what crocodiles are like; grouchy in the morning and won't perform for peanuts.

Vonriel
2011-03-27, 12:42 AM
ZOGMAGOG!
VONRIEL!!
I haven't seen you in years, where you been all this time?!
*stuff!*
No matter how long you leave for, you always remember information about the people here.

Hah, didn't think anyone would have that kind of reaction for little ol' me. :smallwink: Mostly, I've just been.. not here. School and games and real life people at said school and stuff. And it really is true, even if for some people it's more of a "Hey! I know that name!" than anything else. :smalltongue:

Also, you have that wrong, Amiel. Aussies are so awesome that they can live in a land that constantly tries to kill you all. Granted, as I understand it, that's mostly why you get inbriated, but still. :smallwink:

Moff Chumley
2011-03-27, 01:27 AM
Why, or because?

*weird eyebrow gymnastics*

...I realize it's becoming my "thing", but if we're talking about Australia and alcohol, I gotta bring up Australian hip-hop and how badass (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ki6YTXyITaQ) it (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0ECAZvGZ-w) is (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JivabLQ1Nyo). :smallbiggrin:

LaZodiac
2011-03-27, 08:53 AM
Concerning the lie detecter test, part of me thinks that, if you are told they are beatable before hand, you may be able to beat it easier.

Additionaly, getting a 3DS today, assuming it's not sold out. Wish me luck!

HalfTangible
2011-03-27, 09:18 AM
Aussies are so badass, we can wrestle crocodiles while inebriated. And you know what crocodiles are like; grouchy in the morning and won't perform for peanuts.

Everybody can do that. The question is, can you win? :smalltongue:

Perenelle
2011-03-27, 09:39 AM
*weird eyebrow gymnastics*

One of my old karate teacher could do some weird things with his eyebrows. I've yet to see anyone match him in forehead flexibility or whatever you would call that. :smalltongue:


in other news,
'tis raining outside :smallbiggrin: and watching the 3rd LotR with my boyfriend later is a pretty spectacular way to be spending the day.

absolmorph
2011-03-27, 10:27 AM
I don't like early mornings. Not the relative early mornings, like being up at 5.
The personal early mornings, like waking up at 8 when I've been sleeping until noon all week.
Dang morning commitments...

Teddy
2011-03-27, 10:54 AM
Yay! Daylight saving time! Now it's almost 6 o'clock and the sun is still shining through our windows. :smallbiggrin:

ThePhantasm
2011-03-27, 11:27 AM
Yay! Daylight saving time! Now it's almost 6 o'clock and the sun is still shining through our windows. :smallbiggrin:

I'm pretty excited about the longer days too. The constant dark was getting old, plus it is rainy in the winter here too. . .

Teddy
2011-03-27, 11:40 AM
I'm pretty excited about the longer days too. The constant dark was getting old, plus it is rainy in the winter here too. . .

Well, we usually don't get as much rain in the winter as in the spring or the autumn, and the snow goes a long way to brighten up the everdark, but I agree that the sun is lovely (evil clouds recently decided to invade our airspace, so now it's gone), and I must say that the small snowdrops warm my heart.

Form
2011-03-27, 11:54 AM
I'm pretty excited about the longer days too. The constant dark was getting old, plus it is rainy in the winter here too. . .

It's nice to finally get some sunshine and longer days, but for me I think it's mostly the change itself I enjoy. In a couple of months I'll be looking forward to shorter days and rain again.

I imagine I'll be complaining about the temperature this summer. Repeatedly. Oh bugger, the heat....:smallsigh:

Also, maybe I'm weird in this aspect, it's the smell of the outside I really enjoy. Grass, hot stone, wet stone, sand.... Is anyone else like that?

Vonriel
2011-03-27, 11:55 AM
You people are crazy. I love cloudy, stormy weather, and can't stand the sun. Granted, I didn't like it so much last night when I was making a dash from the car to a friend's apartment during a small break in the hailing, but now that I'm not actually in it, it doesn't seem so bad.

Teddy
2011-03-27, 12:38 PM
Also, maybe I'm weird in this aspect, it's the smell of the outside I really enjoy. Grass, hot stone, wet stone, sand.... Is anyone else like that?

I really like the smell of a summer rain. Ahhh... :smallsmile:


You people are crazy. I love cloudy, stormy weather, and can't stand the sun. Granted, I didn't like it so much last night when I was making a dash from the car to a friend's apartment during a small break in the hailing, but now that I'm not actually in it, it doesn't seem so bad.

I love all weather, with one exception. The dramatic weather is very nice for as long as I'm sufficiently sheltered against it (be it just thick clothes). The aforementioned exception is the dull, gray, cold, windy and rainy weather that the Swedish autumn, and to some extent also the winter and spring, usually consist of.

ION:
Me and my brother came up with an awesome idea during our dinner: Heavy Metal Shampoo. It's burning demon blood packed in a black and blood red demon-bottle that menaces with spikes of sharp, cold iron.

Moff Chumley
2011-03-27, 01:06 PM
You people are crazy. I love cloudy, stormy weather, and can't stand the sun. Granted, I didn't like it so much last night when I was making a dash from the car to a friend's apartment during a small break in the hailing, but now that I'm not actually in it, it doesn't seem so bad.

This. The sun makes me feel exposed.

>.>

Zaydos
2011-03-27, 01:13 PM
I am very anti-cold today. I spent yesterday in shorts and a wicking shirt because I had to run 10 miles (okay I walked a few miles of it, because my running partner wasn't up to it). My arms were numb for an hour.

In general I like 60s to 70s, though it drops 10 degrees (Fahrenheit because America is a land of savages) when I'm running.

Haruki-kun
2011-03-27, 02:11 PM
The gym downstairs in the next building is playing the Digimon opening song. Out loud.

I approve of this. :smallbiggrin:

Fredaintdead
2011-03-27, 02:34 PM
The gym downstairs in the next building is playing the Digimon opening song. Out loud.

I approve of this. :smallbiggrin:

*high five*
Digimon, Digital Monsters, Digimon are the Champions!
Best. Anime. Ever. :smallbiggrin:

MoonCat
2011-03-27, 02:40 PM
Remember how I was all excited about my brother coming from California after not having seen him since October? I have been manipulated, used, hit, and ignored for most of the time he's been here. The rest of the time I'm usually getting a some piss-up about something with my mom, whose nerves have been stretched tight for having to deal with my baby brother again. :smallyuk::smallfrown::smallmad::smallfurious: :smallfrown::smallsigh::smallannoyed::smallfrown:

Lyesmith
2011-03-27, 02:44 PM
Remember how I was all excited about my brother coming from California after not having seen him since October? I have been manipulated, used, hit, and ignored for most of the time he's been here. The rest of the time I'm usually getting a some piss-up about something with my mom, whose nerves have been stretched tight for having to deal with my baby brother again. :smallyuk::smallfrown::smallmad::smallfurious: :smallfrown::smallsigh::smallannoyed::smallfrown:

This is why I love not having any family. No fights!

Has he had a massive change of heart, or did you have the rose-tinted glasses of absence?

MoonCat
2011-03-27, 02:50 PM
This is why I love not having any family. No fights!

Has he had a massive change of heart, or did you have the rose-tinted glasses of absence?

He'd had a massive change of heart to good, but has now reverted to what he was like when he was seventeen, pity, because he had actually getting much better.

Dvil
2011-03-27, 02:54 PM
Also, maybe I'm weird in this aspect, it's the smell of the outside I really enjoy. Grass, hot stone, wet stone, sand.... Is anyone else like that?

In 2010, I knew when Winter had arrived because I could smell it in the air. Actually, that happens most years. Although I find that if I judge by smell, I only have two seasons; summer and winter. Occasionally there's a season in between where the air can't decide which it is, but mostly it's just those two.

Vonriel
2011-03-27, 02:55 PM
Sorry to hear. I wish I could offer some advice, but I've never really had any issues with my siblings... which, honestly, probably means that I'm the problem one.

Haruki-kun
2011-03-27, 03:44 PM
*high five*
Digimon, Digital Monsters, Digimon are the Champions!
Best. Anime. Ever. :smallbiggrin:

Yes it-


Digimon, Digital Monsters, Digimon are the Champions!

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t288/Vaarsuvius89/teaspit.jpg

I meant the Digimon Opening. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL0_FQKT2jY)

LaZodiac
2011-03-27, 06:39 PM
The worst thing about having new games to play when you are going to fly home tomorrow is being unable to play because you need to pack. Grr and such.

Worira
2011-03-27, 07:14 PM
On the bright side, you'll have something to do on the plane and in the airports.

LaZodiac
2011-03-27, 07:23 PM
Yha, but I can play my handheld stuff whenever I want. It's the consule games I want to play XO

absolmorph
2011-03-27, 07:51 PM
Today, I almost played the Nervous Game with an attractive female friend.
Who then played it with another attractive female friend and proved her claim that hands end up in "inappropriate places" when you play it.
We were at a public park. And then we all ended up on the grass holding down said friend to tickle her.

Also, I hung out with 3 girls for 4 hours, during which I ate an undercooked lunch (much of which is in a sewer somewhere, undigested), got a Nerd rope, Mountain Dew Throwback and orange Faygo, then went to a park and talked about our lives being a TV show. And they think I should grow a mustache.

Apparently, I was originally a guest star for a few episodes, but the fandom was like "HOLY MUFFINS, THAT GUY ROCKS!" so I became part of the main cast. And, since I'm currently the only significant male character, I'm the fan pairing bicycle. And I guess Annie was around for like 3 episodes and then she disappeared.
FUN DAY.

And I have a pizza party to go to in an hour. A big party.

Ranger Mattos
2011-03-27, 08:49 PM
Remember how I was all excited about my brother coming from California after not having seen him since October? I have been manipulated, used, hit, and ignored for most of the time he's been here. The rest of the time I'm usually getting a some piss-up about something with my mom, whose nerves have been stretched tight for having to deal with my baby brother again. :smallyuk::smallfrown::smallmad::smallfurious: :smallfrown::smallsigh::smallannoyed::smallfrown:

My sister is exactly like this. Except with less subtly manipulating and using me and more punching me in the stomach in the middle of church :smallannoyed: And yes, this happened today.

Vonriel
2011-03-27, 09:13 PM
Lucky bastard stuff.

Lucky bastard. That is all. :smalltongue:

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-27, 09:18 PM
My USB just went through the Washin Machine. What are the odds that I didn't lose my English Paper that's due Wednesday?

MoonCat
2011-03-27, 09:30 PM
My sister is exactly like this. Except with less subtly manipulating and using me and more punching me in the stomach in the middle of church :smallannoyed: And yes, this happened today.

I was whacked in the head with a bag of laundry because I was on the computer. Twice.

Haruki-kun
2011-03-27, 10:19 PM
My USB just went through the Washin Machine. What are the odds that I didn't lose my English Paper that's due Wednesday?

Pretty low, I hate to tell you. :smallfrown:

Your best bet is to wait until it dries off completely. If you plug it in still wet, it's fried.

Zaydos
2011-03-27, 10:20 PM
I was whacked in the head with a bag of laundry because I was on the computer. Twice.

That sucks; sounds like my older brother when we were younger. Thankfully he grew out of that.

Rawhide
2011-03-27, 10:30 PM
My USB just went through the Washin Machine. What are the odds that I didn't lose my English Paper that's due Wednesday?

Is it a Sandisk? I had a Sandisk that went through a wash and tumble dryer. It survived.

Before you try it, make sure it is completely dry, inside and out.

Marnath
2011-03-27, 10:42 PM
I was whacked in the head with a bag of laundry because I was on the computer. Twice.

What, he could still lift it after the first time? I guess you didn't teach him his lesson properly. :smallwink:

MoonCat
2011-03-27, 10:48 PM
What, he could still lift it after the first time? I guess you didn't teach him his lesson properly. :smallwink:

I wish.blup

HalfTangible
2011-03-27, 11:54 PM
My USB just went through the Washin Machine. What are the odds that I didn't lose my English Paper that's due Wednesday?

Put it in a cup full of rice and wait half an hour. AT LEAST. People do that with their cell phones all the time and apparently it makes em dry enough to work.

Haruki-kun
2011-03-27, 11:56 PM
Put it in a cup full of rice and wait half an hour. AT LEAST. People do that with their cell phones all the time and apparently it makes em dry enough to work.

I know people who tried this. It doesn't actually work as far as they told me. <.<

But try it, I suppose.

Amiel
2011-03-27, 11:57 PM
Also, you have that wrong, Amiel. Aussies are so awesome that they can live in a land that constantly tries to kill you all. Granted, as I understand it, that's mostly why you get inbriated, but still. :smallwink:

Well, the impression seems to be that our country is a death-trap full of deus ex machina hazards, mortality-inducing denizens and worse, the reality seems to be slightly more rosy.

To some, our country is a veritable paradise; with land and space aplenty. To others, it is the worst form of hell. This is why all the cool people live along the coast; to ensure a barrier exists between Hell and the faint sliver of land that does not wish to constantly kill us all; this is also the sliver of land that provides us with alcohol.

We certainly have the deadliest/venomous creatures, but whether their disposition is actually grouchy and constantly seeking our blood is a known no :).


Everybody can do that. The question is, can you win? :smalltongue:

You know all the possums, koalas and other furry and cute marsupials?
They're a result of us wrestling crocodiles and transforming their exterior appearance and natures into calm docility.

Worira
2011-03-28, 12:04 AM
Because koalas are just so chill.

Kneenibble
2011-03-28, 12:14 AM
I hear they're demons in the sack though.

Vonriel
2011-03-28, 12:35 AM
We certainly have the deadliest/venomous creatures, but whether their disposition is actually grouchy and constantly seeking our blood is a known no :).

Pah! You're just saying this to throw us off the scent, in order to get us to move there so you can watch the new locals get killed off in short order to appease that bloodthirsty land! Or something. :smalltongue:

ETA: Also, I hate it when my family members screw up and install something they're not supposed to install. I just spent the better part of 3 hours removing some antivirus spoof malware from one of the laptops in this house, and I don't even know if it's completely gone yet. The most annoying part is, I tell them every single time that this happens to never download anything from the internet - mostly because telling them the actual truth leads to them downloading things they shouldn't because they think that the things they downloaded are helpful :smallsigh:

absolmorph
2011-03-28, 12:53 AM
Lucky bastard. That is all. :smalltongue:
Would mentioning that I ended up sitting on a cute girls lap and another cute girl came and sat on my lap at the pizza party make you angry?
Because I did.
And the girl whose lap I sat in was, at one point, talking about how much she wanted me to keep fondling her neck.

Heliomance
2011-03-28, 05:13 AM
Well, the impression seems to be that our country is a death-trap full of deus ex machina hazards, mortality-inducing denizens and worse, the reality seems to be slightly more rosy.

To some, our country is a veritable paradise; with land and space aplenty. To others, it is the worst form of hell. This is why all the cool people live along the coast; to ensure a barrier exists between Hell and the faint sliver of land that does not wish to constantly kill us all; this is also the sliver of land that provides us with alcohol.

We certainly have the deadliest/venomous creatures, but whether their disposition is actually grouchy and constantly seeking our blood is a known no :).



You know all the possums, koalas and other furry and cute marsupials?
They're a result of us wrestling crocodiles and transforming their exterior appearance and natures into calm docility.

Australia has:

the most venomous snake in the world
the second most venomous spider in the world
the most venomous fish in the world
the most veomous octopus in the world
the most venomous jellyfish in the world
the ONLY venomous mammal in the world!


What the hell, Australia?

Rawhide
2011-03-28, 05:20 AM
Australia has:

the most venomous snake in the world
the second most venomous spider in the world
the most venomous fish in the world
the most veomous octopus in the world
the most venomous jellyfish in the world
the ONLY venomous mammal in the world!


What the hell, Australia?

On the flipside, our centipedes aren't deadly. America's are...

Eadin
2011-03-28, 05:58 AM
On the flipside, our centipedes aren't deadly. America's are...

AAAAAAAAAAARGH CENTIPEDES!:smalleek:
*hides*

Teddy
2011-03-28, 06:22 AM
Ah, it's nice to live in nice and safe Sweden where practically the only poisonous creature are tiny vipers and the only thing that stands a reasonable chance of killing you are some poisonous mushrooms (which I refuse to eat anyway).

Lyesmith
2011-03-28, 06:42 AM
Australia has:

the most venomous snake in the world
the second most venomous spider in the world
the most venomous fish in the world
the most veomous octopus in the world
the most venomous jellyfish in the world
the ONLY venomous mammal in the world!


What the hell, Australia?

ARE THERE ANY CREATURES IN THIS COUNTRY THAT ARE NOT INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS, Death asked. A note flitted down from his endless library. SOME OF THE SHEEP. I SEE.

Teddy
2011-03-28, 06:59 AM
ARE THERE ANY CREATURES IN THIS COUNTRY THAT ARE NOT INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS, Death asked. A note flitted down from his endless library. SOME OF THE SHEEP. I SEE.

And those are not native to the country anyway. :smallwink:

ION: I swear that I must be poikilothermic (that is, cold-blooded). I must sit in a sunny window just to achieve a desireable body temperature, and then I'm dressed in a warm fleece jacket indoors. :smallsigh:

Haruki-kun
2011-03-28, 10:17 AM
Australia has:

the most venomous snake in the world
the second most venomous spider in the world
the most venomous fish in the world
the most veomous octopus in the world
the most venomous jellyfish in the world
the ONLY venomous mammal in the world!


What the hell, Australia?

But they have a very pretty Coral Reef. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Barrier_Reef)

Japan has some very scary hornets (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_giant_hornet). At least Australia's clear there. :smalltongue:

Fredaintdead
2011-03-28, 11:09 AM
But they have a very pretty Coral Reef. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Barrier_Reef)

Japan has some very scary hornets (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_giant_hornet). At least Australia's clear there. :smalltongue:

It is nothing compared to the Badger.
You have not known fear until you are cornered by a deadly Badger-Warrior. His fangs bared ready to tear out your aorta, and his claws gleaming razor-sharp against the moonlight. Froth builds in his mouth as he approaches to feast on you. Your only hope is that golden shotgun your dad gave you when you were 6.
*shivers in fear*
On some nights, I can still hear the screams.

Dvil
2011-03-28, 11:28 AM
Fairly certain my hair grows in spurts. It must be at least an inch longer than it was last Friday.

Fredaintdead
2011-03-28, 11:40 AM
Fairly certain my hair grows in spurts. It must be at least an inch longer than it was last Friday.

Some people just have really fast growing hair. If I want to keep mine short I have to get it cut every 2 or 3 months. Which according to my friends is a very short time in between haircuts.

MoonCat
2011-03-28, 11:54 AM
I once didn't cut my hair for over five years and it only grew to my shoulder blades. Whereas my mom has to cut her hair every two months to keep it from tickling her knees. She one took off a foot, and we didn't notice.

LaZodiac
2011-03-28, 12:34 PM
So I was on an airplane today. Looks like you guys had all the awesome without me.

MoonCat
2011-03-28, 12:35 PM
So I was on an airplane today. Looks like you guys had all the awesome without me.

Airplanes. They ROCKS.

Thufir
2011-03-28, 12:55 PM
Oh, HalfTangible? The link to the last thread should really go to the beginning of said thread, rather than the penultimate page. This is the URL you want:
http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=190034

Fifty-Eyed Fred
2011-03-28, 01:49 PM
While I think about it, several links to previous RBs are missing from the front page for whatever reason and should be added for posterity.

HalfTangible
2011-03-28, 01:52 PM
While I think about it, several links to previous RBs are missing from the front page for whatever reason and should be added for posterity.

Name them >.> And hurry, if you would. I need to turn this thing off.

Thufir
2011-03-28, 02:04 PM
Based on a brief look at the OP, 138 and 140-142.

Edit: On further examination, it's down to issues in the URLs for the ones after the gaps, where something's gone wrong with the code. Should have these for 138-143:

Edge's Effluence of Extravagant and Effulgent Random Banter #138 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7876065)
Zeb The Troll's Zecond Go At Ze Random Banter #139 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8061505#post8061505)
Curly's Rambunctious and Erudite Random Banter #140 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=148462)
Deth Muncher's Destructive and Meandering Random Banter #141 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=150904)
A Thread in Which Banter Most Random is Expulsed Into Existence, By Ravens_cry #142 (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8722755)
Several Silly Sealions Stuffed Seaweed Southward Swiftly (Or, Random Banter #143) (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=159998)

Tiger Duck
2011-03-28, 02:29 PM
Also all the links from the threads before 85 are broken. Presumably those threads have been lost to time and server transfers.

Perenelle
2011-03-28, 03:42 PM
I have an 88 in chemistry this report card. :smallfrown:

I made a C on my midterm too. :smallfrown: I really wish I had a different teacher. He's doesn't know how to teach, is the most dry and uninteresting person I have ever met, and overall is the worst teacher I have ever had.
I already made three B's last year because I missed so many school days and couldn't catch up. I don't need anymore, especially when I have IB classes next year. :smallsigh:

yay for stress during spring break :smallannoyed:

Ranger Mattos
2011-03-28, 03:43 PM
I was whacked in the head with a bag of laundry because I was on the computer. Twice.

Lucky. My sister throws chairs and large chunks of metal.


Australia has:

the most venomous snake in the world
the second most venomous spider in the world
the most venomous fish in the world
the most veomous octopus in the world
the most venomous jellyfish in the world
the ONLY venomous mammal in the world!


What the hell, Australia?

I've been told never to go to Australia on account of everything there being poisonous. Apparently it's true.

Kneenibble
2011-03-28, 04:13 PM
Based on a brief look at the OP, 138 and 140-142.

Edit: On further examination, it's down to issues in the URLs for the ones after the gaps, where something's gone wrong with the code. Should have these for 138-143:

I sense the detail-oriented spirit of an archivist in you, good sir.

edit. Question to the fashion-minded readers of this thread: any opinions on whether a man's collar should sit outside or inside the waistcoat of a 3-piece suit? It's a large collar on a vintage shirt that can sit over the neckline even with a tie. I can't decide if it's bold or just gauche.

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-28, 04:42 PM
He's doesn't know how to teach:

Unless everyone is doing that poorly (and an 88 isn't poor), that's not fair to your teacher. People learn differently you know.

Lyesmith
2011-03-28, 04:47 PM
I sense the detail-oriented spirit of an archivist in you, good sir.

edit. Question to the fashion-minded readers of this thread: any opinions on whether a man's collar should sit outside or inside the waistcoat of a 3-piece suit? It's a large collar on a vintage shirt that can sit over the neckline even with a tie. I can't decide if it's bold or just gauche.

Methinks you ought to provide us with pictures, so we might judge better.

Perenelle
2011-03-28, 05:10 PM
Unless everyone is doing that poorly (and an 88 isn't poor), that's not fair to your teacher. People learn differently you know.

No, really. I mean he doesn't teach. Our learning consists of worksheets and labs. When he does explain something it's incredibly brief and he skips over half of what he's thinking. Yes, I am learning, but not to the extent I would be if he would actually teach something, instead of giving a worksheet, telling us to figure it out, and then giving confusing explanations that go around in circles before he finally gets to the end of it.

Teddy
2011-03-28, 05:28 PM
I consider myself pretty good at detecting when people are talking about two different things, and at the same time, I'm quite baffled by how often this happens. Especially in school. Thankfully, my social anxiety doesn't seem to stretch far out enough to cover corrections, so I find myself quite frequently interrupting a confused classmate-teacher discussion just to sort things out. And that's good.

I also tend to interrupt the teacher when he/she is describing something in a way I don't agree with. If there is any good in that can be debated, since it has a tendency to make my classmates quite confused when I do so. :smalltongue:

This might or might not be relevant to any aforementioned topic. Indeed, my motives might or might not be to sow confusion all around myself in order to further my world domination schemes. The revelation of these schemes that might or might not exist might or might not serve a purpose in advancing said schemes. This might or might not be a complete waste of time...

Thufir
2011-03-28, 05:43 PM
I sense the detail-oriented spirit of an archivist in you, good sir.

It is a calling to which I have felt myself drawn on occasion.


edit. Question to the fashion-minded readers of this thread: any opinions on whether a man's collar should sit outside or inside the waistcoat of a 3-piece suit? It's a large collar on a vintage shirt that can sit over the neckline even with a tie. I can't decide if it's bold or just gauche.


Methinks you ought to provide us with pictures, so we might judge better.

I agree. I can't see how that could really be a question, since with waistcoats I've seen there's no way one could put one's collar inside them.

Rawhide
2011-03-28, 05:46 PM
I've been told never to go to Australia on account of everything there being poisonous. Apparently it's true.

The most venomous creatures may exist here, but there are a few things you need to know:


They are very rare, it is very unlikely you will ever meet one.
If you do meet one, they are not out to get you, it is even more unlikely you will be bitten.
If, in the extremely unlikely event that you do get bitten, there's treatment and antivenom. It is incredibly unlikely that you will die from the bite. I believe there hasn't been a snake/spider bite death in centuries.

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-28, 05:50 PM
If, in the extremely unlikely event that you do get bitten, there's treatment and antivenom. It is incredibly unlikely that you will die from the bite. I believe there hasn't been a snake/spider bite death in centuries.
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I'd be more worried about the Aquatic stuff.

Heliomance
2011-03-28, 05:53 PM
If you do meet one, they are not out to get you, it is even more unlikely you will be bitten.

Except for that one type of spider that is.

Seriously. There's one spider that will actively chase down humans.

I think its venom only works on humans and closely related animals as well. It's genetically coded to hunt people! Terrifying, no?
This post may contain trace to moderate amounts of hyperbole.

CynicalAvocado
2011-03-28, 06:12 PM
The most venomous creatures may exist here, but there are a few things you need to know:


They are very rare, it is very unlikely you will ever meet one.
If you do meet one, they are not out to get you, it is even more unlikely you will be bitten.
If, in the extremely unlikely event that you do get bitten, there's treatment and antivenom. It is incredibly unlikely that you will die from the bite. I believe there hasn't been a snake/spider bite death in centuries.


and what of the box jellyfish?

Eruantion
2011-03-28, 06:48 PM
Except for that one type of spider that is.

Seriously. There's one spider that will actively chase down humans.

I think its venom only works on humans and closely related animals as well. It's genetically coded to hunt people! Terrifying, no?
This post may contain trace to moderate amounts of hyperbole.

Wait, are you being serious? :smalleek:

Lyesmith
2011-03-28, 06:52 PM
Sod spiders. I just clambered into my bed and what awaited me but a wasp.
Seriously what the everloving what. Bed bugs have evidently had some kind of upgrade.

Didn't realise what it was for a good couple of minutes, all I kew was that I settled down to a sudden sharp pain in my arm. It's still there. Waiting.

Kneenibble
2011-03-28, 06:59 PM
Man, some of us should be so fortunate as to go to bed with a W.A.S.P. waiting for us... :smallwink:


Methinks you ought to provide us with pictures, so we might judge better.

I agree. I can't see how that could really be a question, since with waistcoats I've seen there's no way one could put one's collar inside them.
I tried to take some pictures but I've been sick all weekend, and I have a great dirty beard for a role; pictures only serve to remind me I'm not nearly as attractive as I think I am. Dx
Perhaps I'll try tomorrow.

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-28, 07:14 PM
Except for that one type of spider that is.

Seriously. There's one spider that will actively chase down humans.

I think its venom only works on humans and closely related animals as well. It's genetically coded to hunt people! Terrifying, no?
This post may contain trace to moderate amounts of hyperbole.

Camel Spider? Internet bull BTW.

Lyesmith
2011-03-28, 07:19 PM
Things I have done today : Bisected a wasp using a bayonet. Also freaked the hell out.

I'm afraid of the bed. There might be more. Waiting.

Eruantion
2011-03-28, 07:26 PM
Camel Spider? Internet bull BTW.

While they are freaky as all get-out, they're not actually poisonous.

CynicalAvocado
2011-03-28, 07:43 PM
Man, some of us should be so fortunate as to go to bed with a W.A.S.P. waiting for us... :smallwink:




zing:smallamused:

Things I have done today : Bisected a wasp using a bayonet. Also freaked the hell out.

I'm afraid of the bed. There might be more. Waiting.

i read that as "bisected wasp using a bayonet"

as in "you got attacked by half a bayonet wielding wasp"

Heliomance
2011-03-28, 08:29 PM
Wait, are you being serious? :smalleek:

Pretty much, yeah. As I said, there was a certain amount of hyperbole involved. I'm afraid I can't cite a source, so take it with a pinch of salt, but I believe there is a spider whose venom only works on primates, that is not at all shy of trying to bite humans.

ION: This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZ7J442YZo4&NR=1) is what an epic-level Perform: Piano check looks like.
(Note: Not actually the Faerie's Aire and Death Waltz, no matter what the title says. Pretty sure that's still never been successfully played.

Raz_Fox
2011-03-28, 08:52 PM
I don't know of any place else to crow about one's achievements, so I'll just say it here.

I became an Eagle Scout tonight. Took me seven years of hard work and determination, and it all boiled down to tonight.

And I just want to scream it from the heights. So... yeah. Raz_Fox, EagleITP.

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-28, 09:17 PM
I don't know of any place else to crow about one's achievements, so I'll just say it here.

I became an Eagle Scout tonight. Took me seven years of hard work and determination, and it all boiled down to tonight.

And I just want to scream it from the heights. So... yeah. Raz_Fox, EagleITP.

Congrats stranger. I did Scouts for a bit but... Congrats.

Gaelbert
2011-03-28, 09:29 PM
edit. Question to the fashion-minded readers of this thread: any opinions on whether a man's collar should sit outside or inside the waistcoat of a 3-piece suit? It's a large collar on a vintage shirt that can sit over the neckline even with a tie. I can't decide if it's bold or just gauche.

My first impulse is to say always keep it inside the collar, unless it's particularly large. A picture really would be the best way to know for sure though.


I don't know of any place else to crow about one's achievements, so I'll just say it here.

I became an Eagle Scout tonight. Took me seven years of hard work and determination, and it all boiled down to tonight.

And I just want to scream it from the heights. So... yeah. Raz_Fox, EagleITP.

Congratulations! I've found that helps a lot with job interviews and college applications. What was your Eagle project?

Raz_Fox
2011-03-28, 09:36 PM
Congratulations! I've found that helps a lot with job interviews and college applications. What was your Eagle project?

Collecting children's books for a local shelter. The board tonight agreed that the project was very... well, "me", given that I cited my favorite merit badge as Reading and gushed about how I got to volunteer at a library through Scouting.

Zaydos
2011-03-28, 09:47 PM
I don't know of any place else to crow about one's achievements, so I'll just say it here.

I became an Eagle Scout tonight. Took me seven years of hard work and determination, and it all boiled down to tonight.

And I just want to scream it from the heights. So... yeah. Raz_Fox, EagleITP.

Congratulations.

MoonCat
2011-03-28, 09:53 PM
My copy of Wyrd Sisters arrived from Amazon today! I read it straight in two hours.

Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll
2011-03-28, 09:55 PM
My copy of Wyrd Sisters arrived from Amazon today! I read it straight in two hours.

Quite good, if you've read all the Shakespeare. First time I went through it, I was really little, didn't get any of the jokes. Same with Moving Pictures and Soul Music. I still don't get all the Moving Pictures jokes...

absolmorph
2011-03-28, 09:59 PM
zing:smallamused:


i read that as "bisected wasp using a bayonet"

as in "you got attacked by half a bayonet wielding wasp"
"What weapon do you use?"
"Wasps."

That's how I read "you got attacked by half a bayonet wielding wasp".
Attacked by half a bayonet wielding wasps.

Gaelbert
2011-03-28, 10:00 PM
Collecting children's books for a local shelter. The board tonight agreed that the project was very... well, "me", given that I cited my favorite merit badge as Reading and gushed about how I got to volunteer at a library through Scouting.

Are you me? We didn't have the same projects, but the latter two comments sound exactly like my Board of Review.
Probably not as surprising as it seems though, given this is an Internet forum. But still. Good job there. :smallsmile:

CynicalAvocado
2011-03-28, 10:07 PM
I don't know of any place else to crow about one's achievements, so I'll just say it here.

I became an Eagle Scout tonight. Took me seven years of hard work and determination, and it all boiled down to tonight.

And I just want to scream it from the heights. So... yeah. Raz_Fox, EagleITP.

congrats man!:smallbiggrin:

welcome to the family

MoonCat
2011-03-28, 10:08 PM
Quite good, if you've read all the Shakespeare. First time I went through it, I was really little, didn't get any of the jokes. Same with Moving Pictures and Soul Music. I still don't get all the Moving Pictures jokes...

My favorite from Soul Music is We're Definitely Dwarfs.

CynicalAvocado
2011-03-28, 11:30 PM
check it,

http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac28/CynicalAvocado/save.png

perfect weather for my week

Vonriel
2011-03-29, 12:24 AM
I don't know of any place else to crow about one's achievements, so I'll just say it here.

I became an Eagle Scout tonight. Took me seven years of hard work and determination, and it all boiled down to tonight.

And I just want to scream it from the heights. So... yeah. Raz_Fox, EagleITP.

Holy crap dude, congratulations. I'd salute you, but that'd be weird. Instead, just know you have my respect for finishing that.
-
So many of the jokes in that series are amazingly subtle. I know I still haven't figured them all out. I appreciate his work more each time I read it because of this fact, though.

Haruki-kun
2011-03-29, 12:49 AM
check it,

*snip*

perfect weather for my week

Actually, I sort of like stormy weather. As long as you don't have to walk in the rain. If you can just curl up in bed with a book and a cup of coffee, the rain is awesome. And then when I go to bed, I sleep like a baby if it's raining.

Amiel
2011-03-29, 01:36 AM
Because koalas are just so chill.

They are; they're the only known sentient animals that liberally and consistently munch on eucalyptus leaves; which contain substances that are so toxic other animals avoid the leaves like the plague, and so full of a tranquilising chemical that even the badass koalas have to sleep for at least 20 hours just to stave off its effects.

As Wikipedia states: "The main consumer of eucalypt leaves is the koala, which only eats some varieties, and only sometimes."


I hear they're demons in the sack though.

They are deceptively calm; and possess wickedly curved claws that readily tears through flesh as it does through tree bark.


Pah! You're just saying this to throw us off the scent, in order to get us to move there so you can watch the new locals get killed off in short order to appease that bloodthirsty land! Or something. :smalltongue:

Now, why on earth would I ever want to do that? :P
Come visit Australia, you'll love it here :smallbiggrin:
Hugga chugga, praise the land! Blood of the land! Praise the land! Blood for the land!


Australia has:

the most venomous snake in the world
the second most venomous spider in the world
the most venomous fish in the world
the most veomous octopus in the world
the most venomous jellyfish in the world
the ONLY venomous mammal in the world!


What the hell, Australia?

Addendums to your list; the most venomous snakes in the world, the most venomous spiders in the world (we have the most venomous spider in the world); also, someone has compiled a list of Australian animals (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AustralianWildlife).
Remember, knowledge is power :smallsmile:


Lucky. My sister throws chairs and large chunks of metal.

Chairs from airplanes and large chunks of metal from ships?


I've been told never to go to Australia on account of everything there being poisonous. Apparently it's true.

Even the grass is poisonous.
How we step about the place? Very gingerly, because everything is also on fire.

Gaelbert
2011-03-29, 01:42 AM
Actually, I sort of like stormy weather. As long as you don't have to walk in the rain. If you can just curl up in bed with a book and a cup of coffee, the rain is awesome. And then when I go to bed, I sleep like a baby if it's raining.

I'm of two minds. The first, I agree with you. I grab a book, a snuggie, and a mug of tea, and I'm set for the day. On the other hand, I really like going out in the rain. I enjoy being outside in rainy, windy, cold weather. There's a veritable forest right behind where I live, and hiking out there in the rain is an amazing experience.

Heliomance
2011-03-29, 02:05 AM
check it,

http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac28/CynicalAvocado/save.png

perfect weather for my week

Your music taste. I approve of it.

Vonriel
2011-03-29, 02:11 AM
I'm of two minds. The first, I agree with you. I grab a book, a snuggie, and a mug of tea, and I'm set for the day. On the other hand, I really like going out in the rain. I enjoy being outside in rainy, windy, cold weather. There's a veritable forest right behind where I live, and hiking out there in the rain is an amazing experience.

Snuggie? Isn't that the reverse robe thing? I'd rather have a robe, thanks, especially because I can grab a pipe and look all philosophical and rich and stuff, even though I'm not.

Amiel
2011-03-29, 02:13 AM
A snuggie makes you like a plant or a bean-bag :(

Death, your friend the Reaper
2011-03-29, 02:23 AM
Snuggie? Isn't that the reverse robe thing? I'd rather have a robe, thanks, especially because I can grab a pipe and look all philosophical and rich and stuff, even though I'm not.

I agree 100% with good ol' Vonriel here. I tried wearing a snuggie for work one day, didn't go well :smallfrown:

Luckily the church had someone that could convert it via changing the length etc. Truly alter boys are brilliant :smallbiggrin:

Australia is really just the training ground for the apocalypse, if you can't survive here, you'll have no chance later :smallamused:

Amiel
2011-03-29, 02:25 AM
I agree 100% with good ol' Vonriel here. I tried wearing a snuggie for work one day, didn't go well :smallfrown:

I applaud your ardour, sir.

I would imagine snuggies are great for camouflaging purposes.

HalfTangible
2011-03-29, 02:42 AM
Snuggie? Isn't that the reverse robe thing? I'd rather have a robe, thanks, especially because I can grab a pipe and look all philosophical and rich and stuff, even though I'm not.

Place I work describes it as a blanket with sleeves

Rawhide
2011-03-29, 03:42 AM
perfect weather for my week

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs?

Amiel
2011-03-29, 04:02 AM
I may have dislodged my right shoulder from its joint while lifting 200 kg (success)
D:

absolmorph
2011-03-29, 04:09 AM
Portal weirdness shouldn't be this easy for me to play with in my mind.

Amiel
2011-03-29, 04:33 AM
Portal weirdness shouldn't be this easy for me to play with in my mind.

Whatever you were thinking about, portals don't work that way.


I may have dislodged my right shoulder from its joint while lifting 200 kg (success)
D:

It's not as sore as it used to be (which is excellent); I think some tendons were just twisted.

Form
2011-03-29, 06:22 AM
Tired :smallsigh:... need coffee.

Coooofffeeeeee.....

Thufir
2011-03-29, 08:05 AM
My favorite from Soul Music is We're Certainly Dwarfs.

Fixed that for you.

Zaydos
2011-03-29, 10:22 AM
Australia is really just the training ground for the apocalypse, if you can't survive here, you'll have no chance later :smallamused:

More and more I want to go there... even though the only animals I dislike are venomous ones.


I may have dislodged my right shoulder from its joint while lifting 200 kg (success)
D:

Impressive, sorry to hear about your shoulder.


It's not as sore as it used to be (which is excellent); I think some tendons were just twisted.

Good to hear, hopefully it'll feel better soon.

Vonriel
2011-03-29, 10:46 AM
Portal weirdness shouldn't be this easy for me to play with in my mind.

Now you're thinking in portals!

Teddy
2011-03-29, 02:25 PM
I'm of two minds. The first, I agree with you. I grab a book, a snuggie, and a mug of tea, and I'm set for the day. On the other hand, I really like going out in the rain. I enjoy being outside in rainy, windy, cold weather. There's a veritable forest right behind where I live, and hiking out there in the rain is an amazing experience.

I agree with this. It's awesome to be inside during a (thunder)storm (and even more awesome in the passenger seat of a car (that is, not a cabriolet), but even cold and heavy rainfall can be pretty nice if your correctly dressed and in the right mood. I've eaten what would ordinarily classify as a pretty mediocre meal while sitting in the middle of a stormy rainfall in the Swedish mountains, and found it pretty comfortable.

I've also been caught in a extremely heavy rainfall while sailing a small sailing boat (an untranslateable "tvåkrona") just a few hundred metres off shore in one of our lakes, and just as you might expect from hundred of tonnes of water falling from the sky, it killed the wind completely, preventing us from reach the shore until it had passed. As the optimistic and generally comfortable senior of the ship, I had to endure the complaints of my juniors, but, just as with every rainfall of that calibre, it passed away quite quickly.

Both these times, I was kept completely dry thanks to protective clothing. Being drenched in cold rain due to insufficient clothing isn't quite as comfortable...


I would imagine snuggies are great for camouflaging purposes.

Now I've got the picture of special forces infiltrating a common living room, camouflaging themselves in snuggies lying on the couch, circulating in my head. :smallbiggrin:

Although, I imagine that a white snuggie could work pretty well as a winter camouflage if you don't intend to mover around too much...


I may have dislodged my right shoulder from its joint while lifting 200 kg (success)
D:

Ouch! :smallfrown:

Still. 200 kg. My mind boggles. I would probably break something trying to nudge such a weight.
*eyes his matchstick arms*

On a related note, I probably should start running around a bit to get the strength back to my legs.The winter forced me to draw back on the speed a bit for safety reasons, and with a lower speed came a lower required leg strength. I hope the snow and water and sand on the roads will be gone soon so that I can go fast again without having to worry about losing my grip or getting dirt sprayed up on my legs and back. :smallsigh:

Zaydos
2011-03-29, 02:30 PM
Still. 200 kg. My mind boggles. I would probably break something trying to nudge such a weight.
*eyes his matchstick arms*

On a related note, I probably should start running around a bit to get the strength back to my legs.The winter forced me to draw back on the speed a bit for safety reasons, and with a lower speed came a lower required leg strength. I hope the snow and water and sand on the roads will be gone soon so that I can go fast again without having to worry about losing my grip or getting dirt sprayed up on my legs and back. :smallsigh:

My dad makes me do the same with my matchstick arms and I don't think he could lift 200 kg with his arms (now leg presses).

How far do you normally run and how fast?

Teddy
2011-03-29, 03:25 PM
My dad makes me do the same with my matchstick arms and I don't think he could lift 200 kg with his arms (now leg presses).

Well, I've always been a matchstick, and I'm well to terms with it. I'm some bit over average length, and some bit below average weight, and the idea of myself being anything but thin is a bit too weird to ponder. Being weak is no issue for as long as I don't have to get into a fight, and would I find myself forced down into such a situation, I wouldn't try fair fighting anyway.


How far do you normally run and how fast?

I'm no long distance runner, really. I probably could become one - I've got the body for it - but I'm terribly lazy in the sense that I have a hard time activating myself, and therefore get little training above fast biking and running in stairs. I did orienteering up to a year ago, but it's a bit too competition oriented (no pun intended) and I don't feel like keeping up (still no pun intended) now that I should have to do it with the elite.

I also lacks something that drives me into keeping running. "Next tree, next lamp post, next rock, next pointless crack in the road..." only keeps me going that far when it's getting tough, so I'll slip into walking, which I shouldn't.

I know that I'm one of the fastest in my class at 100 m (which doesn't really say much :smallwink:), where I've made it in 12 seconds blank (average speed of 30 km/h says inner math nerd). Not awsome, but still. I've got no idea in what time I can make longer runs. It was too long ago I timed myself to remember.

ION:
Being here and listening to my favourite Coldplay songs takes precedence over homework. That's the truth, you can't contest it.

Ranger Mattos
2011-03-29, 03:42 PM
Chairs from airplanes and large chunks of metal from ships?

No, regular wooden chairs and solid pewter Mario statues.

ION: I found out today that on the genetics test we just had in bio, the best grade I can get is an A-, because I forgot that hemophilia (or whatever, that disease that makes your blood unable to clot) is sex-linked. Apparently that question was worth 1/6 or 1/7 of my grade :smallannoyed: So I'll probably end up with a B or B-.

IOON: Math's being frustrating too. We're on vectors in pre-calc, and I have to come in early almost every day for help. I don't know why, but I just don't get some aspects of it. If only the examples in the book helped more than only half the time. :smallsigh:

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-29, 03:53 PM
Uggh. I just lost about half of a paper due tommorow because of the crappy Mac desktops at school. *grumble*

Teddy
2011-03-29, 04:03 PM
ION: I found out today that on the genetics test we just had in bio, the best grade I can get is an A-, because I forgot that hemophilia (or whatever, that disease that makes your blood unable to clot) is sex-linked. Apparently that question was worth 1/6 or 1/7 of my grade :smallannoyed: So I'll probably end up with a B or B-.

Wait, what!? :smalleek:


IOON: Math's being frustrating too. We're on vectors in pre-calc, and I have to come in early almost every day for help. I don't know why, but I just don't get some aspects of it. If only the examples in the book helped more than only half the time. :smallsigh:

I've come to the conclusion that maths book examples are pure rubbish for every problem above the first simple ones, and that half of the time, they won't even explain anything on how to solve the most advanced ones they present in the same chapter. This is indeed exaggeration, but sometimes it feels like this. Good thing I have a awesome head for mathematics...

HalfTangible
2011-03-29, 04:06 PM
I've come to the conclusion that maths book examples are pure rubbish for every problem above the first simple ones, and that half of the time, they won't even explain anything on how to solve the most advanced ones they present in the same chapter. This is indeed exaggeration, but sometimes it feels like this. Good thing I have a awesome head for mathematics...

I'm six or seven sections behind in my calculus class, if it makes you feel any better =(

Teddy
2011-03-29, 04:15 PM
I'm six or seven sections behind in my calculus class, if it makes you feel any better =(

Feel better? To be honest, it made me feel worse. I'm in no way behind in mathematics (in every class I've been in have I've been selected as the maths genious. It may have gone to my head, but I'm generally modest, so I don't think that's a problem) and I'm not the type that laughs at others pain. If you were in my class, I would probably want to help you, but not dare to offer any help, but you have my sympathy.

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-29, 04:28 PM
I've come to the conclusion that maths book examples are pure rubbish for every problem above the first simple ones, and that half of the time, they won't even explain anything on how to solve the most advanced ones they present in the same chapter. This is indeed exaggeration, but sometimes it feels like this. Good thing I have a awesome head for mathematics...
What? :smalltongue:

I still don't get this. If your abbreviating mathematics, you dont shouldn't take the "s" from the back of the word.

Ranger Mattos
2011-03-29, 04:30 PM
Wait, what!? :smalleek:



I've come to the conclusion that maths book examples are pure rubbish for every problem above the first simple ones, and that half of the time, they won't even explain anything on how to solve the most advanced ones they present in the same chapter. This is indeed exaggeration, but sometimes it feels like this. Good thing I have a awesome head for mathematics...

We were supposed to figure out the odds of the children having the disease, and then the grand kids, and whatever.

I'm generally really good at math too. I'm not doing perfect, but taking a 12-grade math class as a freshman isn't anything to cry about. It just alternates between ridiculously easy and really difficult. Currently, the class just happens to be in a difficult phase for me right now.

Zaydos
2011-03-29, 04:36 PM
I'm no long distance runner, really. I probably could become one - I've got the body for it - but I'm terribly lazy in the sense that I have a hard time activating myself, and therefore get little training above fast biking and running in stairs. I did orienteering up to a year ago, but it's a bit too competition oriented (no pun intended) and I don't feel like keeping up (still no pun intended) now that I should have to do it with the elite.

I also lacks something that drives me into keeping running. "Next tree, next lamp post, next rock, next pointless crack in the road..." only keeps me going that far when it's getting tough, so I'll slip into walking, which I shouldn't.

I know that I'm one of the fastest in my class at 100 m (which doesn't really say much :smallwink:), where I've made it in 12 seconds blank (average speed of 30 km/h says inner math nerd). Not awsome, but still. I've got no idea in what time I can make longer runs. It was too long ago I timed myself to remember.

I'm scrawny myself 5 foot 7 inches (about 1.7 m) and ranging from underweight to right smack dab in the athletic/healthy zone (overweight if you don't exercise, where you should be if you do).

Converts to mph, almost 20 mph which is pretty good if you could keep that up. I have trouble going 10 mph, but I've never been a sprinter and never timed anything less than ~1/2 mile. I've done 15 mph (24 km/h) on a treadmill for a little bit but I couldn't do that off of a treadmill unless my life depended on it.

KuReshtin
2011-03-29, 04:47 PM
We were supposed to figure out the odds of the children having the disease, and then the grand kids, and whatever.

I'm generally really good at math too. I'm not doing perfect, but taking a 12-grade math class as a freshman isn't anything to cry about. It just alternates between ridiculously easy and really difficult. Currently, the class just happens to be in a difficult phase for me right now.

Let's see.. For Haemophilia, it would need both parents to have the gene, and since only males get it, it's way too complicated for me to calculate the odds, so I'm not going to try.

The Rose Dragon
2011-03-29, 04:47 PM
So, I need help writing a thread. I've got this massive writer's block and I can't get past it.

Basically, since I've got too many ideas going nowhere, I thought I'd start a thread asking people to vote on certain aspects of a setting (like genre and sub-genre, for example), so I'd be less distracted by other possibilities knowing this is THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE!. However, I need a witty title and content for the thread to work.

So, any ideas?

Zaydos
2011-03-29, 04:57 PM
Let's see.. For Haemophilia, it would need both parents to have the gene, and since only males get it, it's way too complicated for me to calculate the odds, so I'm not going to try.

Hemophilia is X-linked. Girls can theoretically get it but it's rarer because they have to inherit it from both parents. For guys it only matters if their mom is a carrier in which case they have a 50% chance of getting it because they only have one X chromosome. It's actually rather simple to calculate. And I've probably been ninja'd.

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-29, 04:59 PM
So, I need help writing a thread. I've got this massive writer's block and I can't get past it.

Basically, since I've got too many ideas going nowhere, I thought I'd start a thread asking people to vote on certain aspects of a setting (like genre and sub-genre, for example), so I'd be less distracted by other possibilities knowing this is THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE!. However, I need a witty title and content for the thread to work.

So, any ideas?

Ask Zeta-Kai... :smalltongue: Nah, just go out and do it, though looking at the original Vote Up a World post might help you out.

Ranger Mattos
2011-03-29, 06:18 PM
Hemophilia is X-linked. Girls can theoretically get it but it's rarer because they have to inherit it from both parents. For guys it only matters if their mom is a carrier in which case they have a 50% chance of getting it because they only have one X chromosome. It's actually rather simple to calculate. And I've probably been ninja'd.

Yes, and it would have been for me too if I had remembered that it's X-linked :smallannoyed:

MoonCat
2011-03-29, 06:19 PM
Have just gone through the French Class of Hell, right after the Math Homework of Hell. :smallsigh:

Fifty-Eyed Fred
2011-03-29, 06:27 PM
What? :smalltongue:

I still don't get this. If your abbreviating mathematics, you dont shouldn't take the "s" from the back of the word.

In British English, 'maths' is the ordinary abbreviation. I have no idea why.

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-29, 06:28 PM
In British English, 'maths' is the ordinary abbreviation. I have no idea why.

I'm aware, this is a bit of a Random Banter time loop topic I do believe. ou however are the first native speaker of British English to admit that it doesn't make sense (to my knowledge anyway).

Eruantion
2011-03-29, 06:34 PM
In British English, 'maths' is the ordinary abbreviation. I have no idea why.


I'm aware, this is a bit of a Random Banter time loop topic I do believe. ou however are the first native speaker of British English to admit that it doesn't make sense (to my knowledge anyway).

Well, the way I understand it is you're still pluralizing mathematics, just shortening the word. Because it's not one math, I guess? Like, you wouldn't say you're taking a mathematic class, which is why the s stays on in England? That's just a guess.

KuReshtin
2011-03-29, 06:34 PM
I'm aware, this is a bit of a Random Banter time loop topic I do believe. ou however are the first native speaker of British English to admit that it doesn't make sense (to my knowledge anyway).

Well, he didn't really say that it didn't make sense. He just didn't know why it was called maths.
There's a difference. :smallbiggrin:

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-29, 06:54 PM
Well, the way I understand it is you're still pluralizing mathematics, just shortening the word. Because it's not one math, I guess? Like, you wouldn't say you're taking a mathematic class, which is why the s stays on in England? That's just a guess.
Mathematics doesn't have to be plural.


Well, he didn't really say that it didn't make sense. He just didn't know why it was called maths.
There's a difference. :smallbiggrin:
Quiet my pet. *strokes*

Eruantion
2011-03-29, 07:13 PM
Mathematics doesn't have to be plural.
Well, no, but it usually is.

Ranger Mattos
2011-03-29, 08:29 PM
Have just gone through the French Class of Hell, right after the Math Homework of Hell. :smallsigh:

Please elaborate.

ION: I love this band (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1zkXdqcajk).

MoonCat
2011-03-29, 08:38 PM
Please elaborate.

I loathe my French class. And I am about as mathematically skilled as a hen (they can't count above 3). Also, it looks like all the grueling math homework I did was on the wrong page. :smallsigh:

ION: I've finished Blackadder!

Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll
2011-03-29, 08:40 PM
ION: I've finished Blackadder!

Didja watch the Millenium special? The Christmas special? The ECW special?

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-29, 08:41 PM
ION: I've finished Blackadder!

Depressing, is it not? Curse you Playground for getting me into Brit Com!! *shakes fist*

Troll was flirting today. XKCD says it wasn't good though.


Didja watch the Millenium special? The Christmas special? The ECW special?

What? I knew of the Christmas specials, but not the others...

MoonCat
2011-03-29, 08:44 PM
Didja watch the Millenium special? The Christmas special? The ECW special?

Just the Christmas special (which I accidentally watched before the normal ones, so I didn't get some of the jokes until later)


Depressing, is it not? Curse you Playground for getting me into Brit Com!! *shakes fist*

How much have you watched? Try Mitchell and Webb, Little Britain, 'Allo, 'Allo, Monty Python, The Good Life, Keeping Up Appearances...

Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll
2011-03-29, 08:46 PM
Just the Christmas special (which I accidentally watched before the normal ones, so I didn't get some of the jokes until later)



How much have you watched? Try Mitchell and Webb, Little Britain, 'Allo, 'Allo, Monty Python, The Good Life, Keeping Up Appearances...

The others are pretty decent too. I'd try to find them.

Ooooh, A Bit of Fry and Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster must be on this list too!

CrimsonAngel
2011-03-29, 08:46 PM
Class today...

Taylor & Cheyenne: Why aren't women in the frontlines of war?

Mr. Knight: Well, because- IS THAT A COCKAROACH!?

95% of the girls: AHHHH WHERE WHAT'S GOING ON

All 3 of the boys: *yawn*

I cried laughing.

MoonCat
2011-03-29, 08:47 PM
The others are pretty decent too. I'd try to find them.

Ooooh, A Bit of Fry and Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster must be on this list too!

And Are You Being Served?, and how could I forget the Not The Nine o' Clock News? Also, the Vicar of Dibley, and Fawlty Towers.

Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll
2011-03-29, 08:49 PM
Class today...

Taylor & Cheyenne: Why aren't women in the frontlines of war?

Mr. Knight: Well, because- IS THAT A COCKAROACH!?

95% of the girls: AHHHH WHERE WHAT'S GOING ON

All 3 of the boys: *yawn*

I cried laughing.

Hilarity. Niiice.

Well, also the Israeli army experimented with conscripting both men and women, but when a woman was a casualty, the effect on morale of both sexes in the unit was devastating compared to the effect on morale when a man was a casualty.

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-29, 08:52 PM
How much have you watched? Try Mitchell and Webb, Little Britain, 'Allo, 'Allo, Monty Python, The Good Life, Keeping Up Appearances...


The others are pretty decent too. I'd try to find them.

Ooooh, A Bit of Fry and Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster must be on this list too!

Watched the Bolded ones. Along with The IT Crowd, Red Dwarf, the Vicar of Dibley, and Father Ted.

EDIT: Forgot Fawlty Towers.

MoonCat
2011-03-29, 08:52 PM
Not to mention Waiting for God and the first parts of Red Dwarf.


Watched the Bolded ones. Along with The IT Crowd, Red Dwarf, the Vicar of Dibley, and Father Ted.

(Forgot Fawlty Towers.)

Read faster, I've listed the bolded ones.

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-29, 08:54 PM
^

Post faster is what you mean. I was trying not to forget anything. And failed.


Not to mention Waiting for God and the first parts of Red Dwarf.

Also forgot Are You Being Served. Seen Waiting for God a few times. I think. My watching of non-Netflix supported shows is sporatic.

MoonCat
2011-03-29, 08:55 PM
Also forgot Are You Being Served. Seen Waiting for God a few times. I think. My watching of non-Netflix supported shows is sporatic.

They've been updating, WfG is now supporting several more instant seasons.

also, here (http://ask.metafilter.com/177671/I-endeavor-to-give-satisfaction-sir)'s a good thread on Metafilter for ideas..

Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll
2011-03-29, 09:03 PM
And, hell, listen to the radio version of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-29, 09:05 PM
And, hell, listen to the radio version of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

Mmmmm. I think my literary tastes has made you angery already this evening. Then again, I enjoyed the Dark and Mysterious Tea Time of the Soul...

Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll
2011-03-29, 09:07 PM
Mmmmm. I think my literary tastes has made you angery already this evening. Then again, I enjoyed the Dark and Mysterious Tea Time of the Soul...

I once stayed up until 5 in the morning listening to HG2G and playing racing games... That was a hilarious night.

Butyeah.

My best friend is in the process of badmouthing Sucker Punch too. That movie was not just about the action scenes, just cause YOU were totally zoned out in all the other scenes and thus missed the point...

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-29, 09:09 PM
I once stayed up until 5 in the morning listening to HG2G and playing racing games... That was a hilarious night.

Butyeah.

My best friend is in the process of badmouthing Sucker Punch too. That movie was not just about the action scenes, just cause YOU were totally zoned out in all the other scenes and thus missed the point...

I should give Hitchhikers Guide a chance, I've just been put-off by reviews and haven't actually read it.

As for Sucker Punch, that just looks ... Trope Overdosed (I think that's what I'd call it)? I don't go to see something unless I know I'm going to like it. Which I often can figure out.

Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll
2011-03-29, 09:12 PM
I should give Hitchhikers Guide a chance, I've just been put-off by reviews and haven't actually read it.

As for Sucker Punch, that just looks ... Trope Overdosed (I think that's what I'd call it)? I don't go to see something unless I know I'm going to like it. Which I often can figure out.

Basically, it has the most beautiful cinematography, wonderfully chosen and used music, the plot held up good enough, better than you'd expect, the writing was actually quite decent, and all the acting was top notch. The characters are all empathic, the villain is sooo easy to hate, the sexuality is played at a constant level, so it just becomes part of the movie, and you don't notice anymore, and the action scenes are, obviously, amazing. BUUUT the true gem scenes of the movie are in the non-action scenes.

I would definitely recommend seeing it.

AtlanteanTroll
2011-03-29, 09:14 PM
Basically, it has the most beautiful cinematography, wonderfully chosen and used music, the plot held up good enough, better than you'd expect, the writing was actually quite decent, and all the acting was top notch. The characters are all empathic, the villain is sooo easy to hate, the sexuality is played at a constant level, so it just becomes part of the movie, and you don't notice anymore, and the action scenes are, obviously, amazing. BUUUT the true gem scenes of the movie are in the non-action scenes.

I would definitely recommend seeing it.

I've seen like, 10 minutes of the movie. I should read it first though, shouldn't I?

EDIT: HERP A DERP, I was still on Hitch-hiker.

Uhm...

Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll
2011-03-29, 09:40 PM
Don't read it, DEFINITELY don't see the movie, the original radio show is MILES better than both.

Zaydos
2011-03-29, 10:24 PM
Mmmmm. I think my literary tastes has made you angery already this evening. Then again, I enjoyed the Dark and Mysterious Tea Time of the Soul...

I liked Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency better myself.


And, hell, listen to the radio version of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.


Don't read it, DEFINITELY don't see the movie, the original radio show is MILES better than both.

I listened to the original radio show, but for the second part of it my copy messed up halfway through and I never got to finish :smallsigh:

But I love the books, and the original mini-series, and the movie was alright. I'm really not sure what order I'd say to experience it in.

Haruki-kun
2011-03-29, 10:41 PM
I should give Hitchhikers Guide a chance, I've just been put-off by reviews and haven't actually read it.

As for Sucker Punch, that just looks ... Trope Overdosed (I think that's what I'd call it)? I don't go to see something unless I know I'm going to like it. Which I often can figure out.

Honest opinion on Hitchhiker's guide:

They were three very awesome books. <.<

Am I the only one who thinks this?

Zaydos
2011-03-29, 10:47 PM
Honest opinion on Hitchhiker's guide:

They were three very awesome books. <.<

Am I the only one who thinks this?

I can see how the last 2 were let downs although in ways So Long and Thanks for all the Fish is one of my favorites in the series. Mostly Harmless while a good book disappointed me after the first 4.

Amiel
2011-03-30, 12:08 AM
Impressive, sorry to hear about your shoulder.
Thank you, good sir!


Good to hear, hopefully it'll feel better soon.


Ouch! :smallfrown:

Still. 200 kg. My mind boggles. I would probably break something trying to nudge such a weight.
*eyes his matchstick arms*

It was a bit sore at work today, but it's now on the mend! :)
I must be a glutton for punishment though as I intend to return to the gym this afternoon; working out this time should be interesting.

We can be awesome together!
I also have matchstick arms; though I am stronger than I look (which is excellent for times when physical ninjaing is required).

Apologies for misinforming you all :smallredface:, it was actually pulling; I don't think I could even lift that amount at all. I can leg press 200 kg though :D


Now I've got the picture of special forces infiltrating a common living room, camouflaging themselves in snuggies lying on the couch, circulating in my head. :smallbiggrin:

This is so badass and epic; someone really needs to make a movie or tv series about this!


On a related note, I probably should start running around a bit to get the strength back to my legs.The winter forced me to draw back on the speed a bit for safety reasons, and with a lower speed came a lower required leg strength. I hope the snow and water and sand on the roads will be gone soon so that I can go fast again without having to worry about losing my grip or getting dirt sprayed up on my legs and back. :smallsigh:

If your house is amply sized to accommodate, you could do some jogging indoors, or maybe even jogging on the spot :).
I'm reminded of skip-roping, ah, those were the days, many a youthful afternoon was spent with rope and legs.


ION, I feel that internal monologues should have a place in society.

Vonriel
2011-03-30, 12:16 AM
ION, I feel that internal monologues should have a place in society.

How, exactly, would this work? No, wait a minute... *rewatches a few episodes of Scrubs* Yeah, no, I can get behind that, definitely.

I am every movie-maker's/author's best friend. Someone who will only partake of such media in order to enjoy them, so I enjoy them pretty much no matter what. Very few things have I gone to see that I felt didn't live up to expectations, which means I am a terrible reviewer, since I've seen everything mentioned/badmouthed - except for Sucker Punch and the hitchiker's radio show - and loved it all. Oh well.

Amiel
2011-03-30, 12:23 AM
How, exactly, would this work? No, wait a minute... *rewatches a few episodes of Scrubs* Yeah, no, I can get behind that, definitely.

You, sir, is what's right with the world.


From a friend, enjoy;
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