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Title: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 05 Apr 2012, 20:50
Have you ever just wanted to say something? Something like, "Banana dog boat, banana dog boat, hozana!"? Well, put it here. Why? Because this is the Random Thoughts thread.

So I removed enough fur from my cat tonight to create a kitten. Somehow, my cat has enough hair left to cover the house in a fine layer of his sheddings. I give up.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 05 Apr 2012, 20:54
"I'm here," he said, arrivingly.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Omega Entity on 05 Apr 2012, 21:00
"I'm here," he said, arrivingly.

"Bertrand! You weren't supposed to be home for another two hours!" Hilda exclaimed, praying that the pool boy had made his escape out the window... which unfortunately for him was two stories up.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 06 Apr 2012, 00:35
"Where did you come from?" asked the groundskeeper, fishing the nearly naked young man out of the hedge. 

Pointing up, he murmered "The balcony..."


(It's the punchline of a very old Mel Brooks joke I heard as a kid, and it's stayed with me, but this is the first time it fit somewhere else)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 07 Apr 2012, 04:03
I wonder what happened if you could split a person in half. Not bisecting them, or anything gory like that; I'm thinking of putting them through a sieve that catches half of the person that goes through it. Say you take every second molecule in a person's body and move it exactly three feet to the left. You'd essentially end up with two of the same person, only both are 50% less solid. In theory they'd still be able to function, but for how long?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 07 Apr 2012, 08:28
Spent the last two days painting my parent's room a chocolaty-color... is it strange if I now want to eat the room?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: idontunderstand on 07 Apr 2012, 13:59
Yes Gnomes2169, it is strange to eat a room. Not unheard of though.

Random thought: I balk tackwards all the time. Like.. a "sight slent of licorice". Does anyone else do that?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 07 Apr 2012, 15:29
Random thought: I balk tackwards all the time. Like.. a "sight slent of licorice". Does anyone else do that?
I thoo it when I dink of it, and if I dart to stew it inadvertently, I tumsimes mause 500 picroseconds and go ahead with it. But I was lucky to grow up in a punning household, and Saturday Evening Post when I was a child carried spoonerized tairy fails, such as "Beeping Sleauty" and "Back and the Jeanstalk." Check this entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoonerism  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoonerism)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 07 Apr 2012, 15:59
I just came from tvtropes and really, really wanted that to be a self-demonstrating article. But alas.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 07 Apr 2012, 16:36
I wonder what happened if you could split a person in half. Not bisecting them, or anything gory like that; I'm thinking of putting them through a sieve that catches half of the person that goes through it. Say you take every second molecule in a person's body and move it exactly three feet to the left. You'd essentially end up with two of the same person, only both are 50% less solid. In theory they'd still be able to function, but for how long?
It's a fascinating question, but I don't think any mechanical solution would be healthy. But if there were an instantaneous way to do it, or simply to make every other molecule go away....You might end up with the little orange-haired scientist. Maybe she was the result of an experiment?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Sorflakne on 08 Apr 2012, 18:56
Ever since I started reading QC, I've had irresistible urges to just say "butts butts butts butts butts..." at random times.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 08 Apr 2012, 21:13
Next time you insult somebody, call them a Gumble.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 09 Apr 2012, 06:41
Yes Gnomes2169, it is strange to eat a room. Not unheard of though.

Random thought: I balk tackwards all the time. Like.. a "sight slent of licorice". Does anyone else do that?

My dad and I used to do something similar in the car during long drives. We'd read all the signs we saw completely backwards. A few favorites were etirpohs and s'mas bulc.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 09 Apr 2012, 06:44
That takes concentration! Who was driving?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 09 Apr 2012, 10:42
If you have 9 extra search bars on Internet Explorer (and are still using IE), I hereby revoke your computer.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 09 Apr 2012, 14:03
If you have any additional search bars on a computer within my reach, it will be dealt with.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 09 Apr 2012, 14:10
I lack the sarcasm to pull of a "Cool story bro."  :-\
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Cie on 09 Apr 2012, 14:29
Why do I have to qualify every vaguely half-assed humorous thought with an 'XD' at the end on the web-o-sphere?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 09 Apr 2012, 15:43
Well there are a few reasons, and I assure you that they are really, really good reasons too... but I can't tell you what they are. It's one of those nice things that we can't have.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: snalin on 10 Apr 2012, 04:47
I wonder what happened if you could split a person in half. Not bisecting them, or anything gory like that; I'm thinking of putting them through a sieve that catches half of the person that goes through it. Say you take every second molecule in a person's body and move it exactly three feet to the left. You'd essentially end up with two of the same person, only both are 50% less solid. In theory they'd still be able to function, but for how long?

I'm no biologist, but isn't a lot of stuff that's stored in your brain stored on molecular size? So I think you'd go brain dead instantly. Also, I doubt the spine would be able to hold you up with half of it's original integrity. But it's an interesting concept.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 10 Apr 2012, 05:18
As the moecules compressed back to each other to take up the space now between them, everything would collapse to half size. 

You'd get two half-sized versions of the original...

But the brain thing, yeah.  They'd both be dead. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 10 Apr 2012, 05:37
Nah. There's a lot of redundancy everywhere. You'd lose a big chunk of IQ, but I don't think you'd die. People (although mostly children) have lived through losing half their brain (although not half of every bit of brain) and went on to live a mostly normal life.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 10 Apr 2012, 05:46
That takes concentration! Who was driving?

Definitely him. I'm fairly new to vehicle operation.  :-P
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Skewbrow on 10 Apr 2012, 05:58
I wonder what happened if you could split a person in half. Not bisecting them, or anything gory like that; I'm thinking of putting them through a sieve that catches half of the person that goes through it. Say you take every second molecule in a person's body and move it exactly three feet to the left. You'd essentially end up with two of the same person, only both are 50% less solid. In theory they'd still be able to function, but for how long?

I'm no biologist, but isn't a lot of stuff that's stored in your brain stored on molecular size? So I think you'd go brain dead instantly. Also, I doubt the spine would be able to hold you up with half of it's original integrity. But it's an interesting concept.

I'm no biologist either. The spine might survive - the remaining half would only need to support half the original weight. The brain most likely would not. Also, don't most cells need all (or nearly all?) of the genetic material to function properly? For the purposes of this gedankenexperiment we may treat DNA as a single molecule, but if each cell loses a randomly selected half of its chromosomes, something is bound to go wrong.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 10 Apr 2012, 06:09
If you have any additional search bars on a computer within my reach, it will be dealt with.

I have a google search box, and a yahoo search bar. All the male members of my family have expressed varying degrees of horror and disgust, but it collects nectar points for me. 1 point to every 2 searches up to 50 points a month. I'm quite happy to sacrifice two centimetres of screen for free money.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 10 Apr 2012, 07:30
I've used that "search" box on my toolbar maybe a grand total of once, maybe twice?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 10 Apr 2012, 07:56
Which is why Chrome does away with a seperate search box entirely.

I have a google search box, and a yahoo search bar. All the male members of my family have expressed varying degrees of horror and disgust, but it collects nectar points for me. 1 point to every 2 searches up to 50 points a month. I'm quite happy to sacrifice two centimetres of screen for free money.
Interesting. What are those points good for? And do you take a minute or five every first of the month to do 100 arbitrary searches to fill the quotum?

I'm no biologist either. The spine might survive - the remaining half would only need to support half the original weight. The brain most likely would not. Also, don't most cells need all (or nearly all?) of the genetic material to function properly? For the purposes of this gedankenexperiment we may treat DNA as a single molecule, but if each cell loses a randomly selected half of its chromosomes, something is bound to go wrong.
Every human has 2n chromosomes; 23 paternal, 23 maternal. Take 23 of those away, and you'd be in trouble, yes. But every strand of DNA is really two molecules bound together by reversible polar forces, so you can just split every chromosome down the middle and have the cells rebuild the other strand according to the template with any nucleotides that they have lying around.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 10 Apr 2012, 14:44
They won't have the ability to rebuild them, as you are also splitting the deconstructor/ reconstructor codons as well (Killing them instantly). This prevents natural reconstruction of the cell's DNA, since the things that are meant to recreate the DNA are sort of in need of repair themselves.

Also, when the cell is dividing and making more chromosomes, there are completed strands of DNA for that specific purpose. But  by splitting those completely, you are no longer able to code any new strands and the cell dies.

So you would end up with two piles of relatively rapidly decomposing somethings that look vaguely human-ish if we implemented that idea...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: schimmy on 10 Apr 2012, 14:50
It occurred to  me today that there should be a joke involving a coke dealer and the phrase "blow job." Is there one that I just haven't heard?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 11 Apr 2012, 03:13
I sincerely wish I could wear the same shoes every single day, but the fact that I've already been doing so for over a year is exactly the reason my shoes smell so bad that I always take them off in the doorways of friends' houses just so that I don't trail footsmell every time I take a step
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 11 Apr 2012, 03:21
They work (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Odor-Eaters-Trainer-Tamers-1-Pair/dp/B001DZRKJU)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 11 Apr 2012, 04:40
Maybe the split-in-half thing would work better if you grabbed cells instead of molecules?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 11 Apr 2012, 06:51
Grabbing cells instead of molecules would obliterate millions upon millions of connections in your brain, which I presume is a lot more damaging than reducing each cell's size by half, which maintains most of the connections.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 11 Apr 2012, 08:45
I farted and it scared my cat.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 11 Apr 2012, 08:56
Interesting. What are those points good for? And do you take a minute or five every first of the month to do 100 arbitrary searches to fill the quotum?

Nectar points are part of Sainsbury's loyalty card scheme (Sainsbury's is where I do almost all my food shopping, it's my only local supermarket) and 500 nectar points is worth £2.50. A couple of times this year I've discovered I didn't have any money left in my account and paid for a week's shopping out of my points so they're pretty useful.

It detects arbitrary searches (like if you just change one word each time). Why would I do that, when I search for things genuinely all the time? Once I've hit 100 I go back to using google instead.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 11 Apr 2012, 09:54
Changing one word isn't arbitrary, it's predictable. Arbitrary searches are supposed to be irregular and unpredictable.

I suppose it's sensible to use the toolbar in a way you'd normally do, but for me it'd be hard to resist gaming the system.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 11 Apr 2012, 20:52
I farted and it scared my cat.
Been there, done that.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 11 Apr 2012, 21:56
I farted and it scared my cat.
Been there, done that.
My cat farted audibly when she was an adolescent. Startled me.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 11 Apr 2012, 22:04
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I farted and it scared my cat.
Been there, done that.
My cat farted audibly when she was an adolescent. Startled me.
Yeah, been there, done that. I honestly hadn't thought about cats farting before this happened, but it makes sense if you think about it. I mean, they make gas too...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Omega Entity on 11 Apr 2012, 22:10
Pretty sure one of mine let one rip tonight. It's the only conclusion I could come to, since there weren't any piles of poo, but it certainly smelled like there was. I blame the old girl.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 11 Apr 2012, 22:31
Our puppy cuts them in her sleep. 


Under the kitchen table... usually when I'm eating something. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 12 Apr 2012, 01:15
I guess I'm going to marry my favorite internet person and have a baby. Just because of Rugrats. Thanks, Rugrats. I want to show rugrats to my baby.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 12 Apr 2012, 05:34
An internet friend from many years ago on LiveJournal offered up a cute female friend of his for me to have sex with if I ever visit him in Buffalo, NY.

Considering it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 12 Apr 2012, 07:05
Eh, why not?  Buffalo's a nice city. 

 :angel:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Omega Entity on 12 Apr 2012, 07:59
I never understand girls who give it up that easily.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: schimmy on 12 Apr 2012, 08:18
Because they enjoy no-strings sex?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Omega Entity on 12 Apr 2012, 08:30
I dunno. I guess I'm of the old-school thought process that sex shouldn't be 'just sex'. That it's something one gives to someone one cares about, and not just whoever happens to wander into one's line of sight.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 12 Apr 2012, 08:32
The generalizations aren't helping you sound reasonable there.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Omega Entity on 12 Apr 2012, 08:35
Probably not. But meh.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 12 Apr 2012, 08:36
For me personally I'm leaning towards agreeing that sex is something that should be between two people who love each other, but that's based on three years of casual sex and realising that it doesn't really work for how I feel. But to say that everyone else should feel the same way is kind of narrow-minded because I know that a lot of people don't (all the guys I slept with, for instance). It's perfectly reasonable to say "I don't understand that" because understanding does generally start with your own experiences, but going on to say that sex "shouldn't" be just sex gets a bit less reasonable.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 12 Apr 2012, 08:40
I was also referring to the idea that someone who doesn't think it needs to be anything deeper than "just sex" is jumping every person who happens to walk by and implying that they do so with no concern about sexual health. While it can be a humorous observation to make, it's a pretty shitty and shaming tone to take to someone's sexual life.

Basically I'm saying that slut shaming is not okay.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Omega Entity on 12 Apr 2012, 08:42
All it was was my personal thoughts on the matter. But I should have learned from other forums here that personal thoughts and opinions aren't okay to have, if other people think differently. Pot, meet kettle.

Personally, I blame my Seventh-Day Adventist upbringing for a lot of my hang-ups.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 12 Apr 2012, 08:48
Different opinions are fine. Barmymoo believes in God, wants more meaningful sex than casual for herself and has morally based (correct me if that's wrong) dietary restrictions.

I'm a fairly hard line atheist, am okay with having both meaningful and non meaningful sex and find there to be no moral issue with eating meat.

These differences are fine, but part of the reason I enjoy this forum, is people can call each other out for making callous involving slut shaming, casual racism/sexism and the like and not be seen as some kind of "white knighter" by most. It's a good system that usually gets people to at least consider the content of their posts in the long run.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: schimmy on 12 Apr 2012, 08:58
All that ^

Plus, there's a difference between having an opinion about what you want your sex life to be like and judging other people for doing things that don't impact upon you at all.
I freely admit that you've not outright judged anyone for their sexual practices, but you've got awfully close. Do whatever you want with your own life, and feel free to share that with us - we're here to talk, after all, and that's an interesting topic - just be careful to not make it seem like people are doing something wrong by acting in ways that you don't personally enjoy.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 12 Apr 2012, 09:01
True.  The first statement was, "I  never understand girls who...", not a judgement that they shouldn't.  The followups were explanations of what OE thinks. 

So, a little gentle mind expansion is certainly in order, but no pouncing is warranted. 


Caryy on!   :police:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Omega Entity on 12 Apr 2012, 09:09
Taking a few minutes away, I will apologize. I didn't mean that comment in a serious context, but I see that it was a callous remark to make. While I don't personally go for the whole casual sex thing, and while I generally don't approve of it, it's unfair of me to make judgments. I'll be honest, my opinion on it isn't likely to change. But then, sometimes i need to learn to keep my trap shut  :-)

While my upbringing was in a strict religion (although, my parents were thankfully much more lenient than most in that church), some parts of it stuck with me, mostly good, and some bad. It was influential in forming my particular set of morals, and while I'm not much fun at parties (never touched a cigarette or pot, never had a buzz from anything other than caffeine or sugar, though I have an occasional glass of wine, and have never been drunk), I'm glad that I at least got away from the whole 'homosexuality is the work of the devil' mentality.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: TRVA123 on 12 Apr 2012, 09:22
Eh, personally, I like casual sex. I also like sex while in a relationship, but I am usually careful to try the milk before I buy the cow, so to speak. During casual sex I tend to be a bit more focused on my own pleasure, but during relationship sex I focus equally on my pleasure and my partners' pleasure.
Although, due to std risks, I rarely have sex with strangers. Most of my casual sex is with friends.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: schimmy on 12 Apr 2012, 09:32
(http://i.imgur.com/7vtnN.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 12 Apr 2012, 11:07
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9wjXlsoPoOU/T4cZspE8igI/AAAAAAAACYI/AyJdnK0CkKM/s382/fonz.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 12 Apr 2012, 13:11
Good job people, a year or two ago that would have ended up in a flurry of whale dongs.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 12 Apr 2012, 13:14
Or bat dicks.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 12 Apr 2012, 13:15
Can we bring back the bat dicks?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Apr 2012, 13:17
It's been a long time since I've seen any bat dick.

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wow, same wavelength

Eh, why not?  Buffalo's a nice city. 

 :angel:

don't you dare spread those lies in here
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 12 Apr 2012, 14:09
every time I hear Bufalo, NY, I imagine it's made out of bleu cheese.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 12 Apr 2012, 14:28
...with a side of celery?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 12 Apr 2012, 15:19
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Plus, there's a difference between having an opinion about what you want your sex life to be like and judging other people for doing things that don't impact upon you at all.
Bitches and hoes man, bitches and hoes. I mean, yeah. Judging people is bad. Don't do it.

...

But honestly, she didn't pass judgement on anyone. He just said that she doesn't understand casual sex. For That matter, I can't understand it. For me, sex is incredibly intimate and it's basically the final surrender of myself as a person to someone that I care deeply about. I just couldn't give that away for... fun. It's not that I think people are shallow or superficial, I just could never do it myself and I can't really understand the concept beyond an academic understanding.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: schimmy on 12 Apr 2012, 15:53
She didn't explicitly pass judgement on anyone, but it was easy to read her initial post as having judgemental undertones. Her explanation in a subsequent post cleared that up nicely.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 12 Apr 2012, 17:06
I'm pretty sure the Lethal Weapon series isn't real.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 12 Apr 2012, 17:10
I actually was outside of my home state today.

I have to think about this, but I suspect that this was the first time I had done so in several years.

Somehow, this bothers me.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 13 Apr 2012, 00:01
This has bothered me for decades; 

Is it better to brush first, then floss (getting the gunk impacted by the brushing out) or to floss first and then brush (allowing the toothpaste to get between the teeth)? 

My dentists have all said that it doesn't matter, so long as I do both.  I find this answer unsatisfying. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 13 Apr 2012, 02:54
I personally would brush, then floss. Then rinse well. And don't forget your tongue.

Oh man this would be the best drunk thread.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Akima on 13 Apr 2012, 04:10
Is it better to brush first, then floss (getting the gunk impacted by the brushing out) or to floss first and then brush (allowing the toothpaste to get between the teeth)?
I floss first and then brush. It never occurred to me to do it the other way round. I don't know why.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 13 Apr 2012, 10:55
I brush a couple times a week and haven't flossed since I was 15. No cavities.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 13 Apr 2012, 12:01
You (lucky) bastard! 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 13 Apr 2012, 13:23
I don't floss. Is flossing a thing? I didn't know it was a thing. I don't think I actually can floss between some teeth, they're so crossed over and wonky.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 13 Apr 2012, 14:20
Well, I would think that brushing, then flossing, then rinsing and finishing up with some mouthwash would work the best, since all your crevices and surfaces are now cleared of the hard plaque (allowing the mouthwash to penetrate and kill most of the remaining gunk). Other than that, I don't think it really matters. :-\
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 13 Apr 2012, 19:36
I floss every once in a while when I freak out because I don't floss enough. Then I go on a flossing spree for like, 5 days straight. Then I get annoyed at it because my teeth are squished together so tight that I have to use special fancy floss that's super thin just to get it between my teeth. Then I stop for a while until I get paranoid again or have a scheduled dentist appointment.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Omega Entity on 13 Apr 2012, 19:49
My teeth shred floss like nobody's business, so I have to use the thick tape kind jsut so it holds together enough to finish the job. That said, I don't do it very often - I get lectured by my dentist every time about it. That, and my coke habit. But hey, he shouldn't be complaining - my fillings are probably going to put his kid through college.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Skewbrow on 14 Apr 2012, 12:03
My dentist has been similarly critical about my lack of flossing (I build up a lot of calculus, but usually don't have any other dental problems). My experience is similar to yours in that some of the gaps  between my teeth are so tight that floss quickly becomes shredded, so I usually give up soon after paying his bill. Finally he talked me into buying a floss wand. Flossing that way is actually much more convenient. I don't need to touch floss covered in saliva for one.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Omega Entity on 14 Apr 2012, 13:00
Those are those little bands of floss on a rod of plastic, right? Tried using them, and I obliterate them  :-\
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: schimmy on 14 Apr 2012, 13:17
I think Ryan North is stalking you guys. http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=2184 (http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=2184)

Addendum: I just got a tiny little cut between my pink and ring finger whilst washing a chipped mug. Can't feel it at all, but it seems to be bleeding an inordinate amount.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 15 Apr 2012, 09:48
I wonder how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop, and will the number change because of unforeseen variables? Like the ph of a particular person's saliva, the heat of the environment and present humidity? Suddenly I want to cackle diabolically and run experiments on this...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 15 Apr 2012, 11:25
How big their tongue is, how hard they lick, if it is split in twain.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 15 Apr 2012, 11:48
Everybody knows it takes 3
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 15 Apr 2012, 11:59
That's only true for owls. 

My beak's not strong enough to bite through all that candy...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 15 Apr 2012, 14:37
I went on r/spacedicks today

I want to fucking cry
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 15 Apr 2012, 19:37
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spacedicks
See, it's at this point that Gnomes here tries to stab out his inner eye... and real eyes...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 15 Apr 2012, 23:03
My brother won't listen to my advice on getting a job, because I'm on disability for schizophrenia.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 16 Apr 2012, 02:32
How big their tongue is, how hard they lick, if it is split in twain.

the thread somehow skipped every other post and went straight to this one, leaving me confused
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 16 Apr 2012, 04:20
My brother won't listen to my advice on getting a job, because people never believe their siblings can know anything useful.

My brother is doing the same thing about exams.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 16 Apr 2012, 06:43
"Damn, I wish I knew somebody who needed a portrait or a goodbye kitty shirt or something because I'm fucking bored."

Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 16 Apr 2012, 21:58
My brother won't listen to my advice on getting a job, because I'm on disability for schizophrenia.
Erm, not to sound like a dick or anything but the drugs that are given to manage schizophrenia absolutely ruin planning and concentration skills in everyone, so you might not be the best person to give advice right now...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 16 Apr 2012, 22:16
"Apply to more than one place at a time" and "Followup call" are pretty much all I've said. They seem pretty reasonable to me. His reason seems to be because I don't have a job
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 16 Apr 2012, 23:11
Based on my experiece with my younger brothers, it probably has more to do with the fact that you are his brother than that you are schizophrenic or do not have a job. 

If there's one person on earth that you can freely ignore, it's a sibling. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 18 Apr 2012, 19:47
Limiting myself to 1 hour on the internet for the next week. Apparently I'm a masochist.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 19 Apr 2012, 03:48
Almost everybody I know talks way too much.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 19 Apr 2012, 20:45
Hey, you're the one with over 7 thousand posts...


...said the guy with over 4000 in much less than half the time...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 19 Apr 2012, 20:52
Damn, I have my first star already.

...

I should really go outside and look at that thing called "The sun" more...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 19 Apr 2012, 20:59
Don't, it'll burn your eyes and give you cancer. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: idontunderstand on 20 Apr 2012, 07:19
I'm thinking of going somewhere and be completely cut off from the world for a week or so. I'm wondering if I want to do this because I want to escape stuff I really need to do or because I genuinely need to think things through before I do anything.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 12 May 2012, 08:55
I was thinking of conventional robot apocalypse fiction and how it's basically impossible for an AI to independently develop any kind of agency, let alone a tendency to crush all humans. Then I was reminded of Battlestar Galactica, and I thought, what if AI-controlled, indistinguishable-from-human robots conspired to secretly help humanity instead of wiping it out? I don't know, maybe that somehow turned out to be the case with the Cylons; I only saw the first season.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: schimmy on 12 May 2012, 10:05
My girlfriend has this inexplicable ability to get piss on the toilet seat. I have literally no idea how she manages to do it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 12 May 2012, 10:08
Maybe the question is why us guys avoid it. And I find that I don't avoid it; I'm dribbling more than I used to. Maybe I need to change the washer, if I can find it, and if the hardware stocks it, and if I can figure out how to install it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 12 May 2012, 10:17
Schimmy, perhaps she doesn't wipe down her legs before standing up. Women get difficulties with trickling sometimes, our plumbing is not as directional as yours.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 12 May 2012, 10:36
I have literally no idea how she manages to do it.

She's probably a hoverer. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 12 May 2012, 12:11
Sometimes I really want to order just fries at McDonalds, but if I have that much money I will alwas just spend it on one dollar cheese burgers.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Omega Entity on 12 May 2012, 19:29
I have literally no idea how she manages to do it.

She's probably a hoverer.

This. The irony is, it's hoverers that put the piss on the seats, that they're trying to avoid in the first place. Seriously ladies, you can't get anything from a toilet seat. wipe it off and sit your ass down.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: cvcharger on 12 May 2012, 20:28
I was thinking of conventional robot apocalypse fiction and how it's basically impossible for an AI to independently develop any kind of agency, let alone a tendency to crush all humans. Then I was reminded of Battlestar Galactica, and I thought, what if AI-controlled, indistinguishable-from-human robots conspired to secretly help humanity instead of wiping it out? I don't know, maybe that somehow turned out to be the case with the Cylons; I only saw the first season.

Meh, I think it's going to be impossible for robots to take over the world because they just cannot compete with cats, who truly own the world.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 14 May 2012, 07:07
Sometimes my posts on here are so long that I feel the need to apologize. Then I feel stupid for feeling like I should apologize. But then I think that there might be someone that appreciates that apology and if I leave it out they might be annoyed at how long my post is. And if I put it in there, they'll know that I'm aware that my posts are really long and I'm not just rambling because I'm full of myself but that maybe I think there might be people who think something similar to what I'm saying and those people will go "huh. me too." And it will make them feel a little better about doing/thinking whatever that thing is because sometimes I think things I do/think are stupid/weird but it might be a little less stupid/weird if more people do it. But then.....there were/are a lot of things that a lot of people do that are still stupid even though thousands of people do them.

And this is why I need to stop neglecting my blog. So I don't take this kind of insanity out on you people.

Again.....I apologize.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 14 May 2012, 07:21
And can we apologize for giving you the opportunity to present engaging, thoughtful posts?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 14 May 2012, 13:01
I'm going to apologise for always reading your posts, perhaps I should stop doing so in order to vindicate your belief that no one wants to!

Honestly, don't worry about long posts. I make long posts too sometimes. The glorious thing about the internet as opposed to real life is that if you're in a hurry you can skim read, and if you aren't you can read in detail. I think you think too much.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 14 May 2012, 14:00
Again.....I apologize.

You apologise for apologising - just like Shinji... (with whom I have more sympathy than many commentators).
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 14 May 2012, 17:49
I think you think too much.

I think you're right! I'm working on that...And please don't stop reading my posts! lol

And y'know what else? Thanks.  :-) You have all made this forum a place that I look forward to coming to- a wonderful place to both escape and embrace reality.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 14 May 2012, 18:03
Good idea: putting your long poofy hair in a french braid to keep it neat and out of your way.
Bad idea: leaving it in a french braid for 3 days straight. 

Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 15 May 2012, 03:30
The rain/hail is loud and heavy outside. I'm enjoying listening to it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 15 May 2012, 13:32
Grading Statistics exams. 


Just ran out another red pen...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: verdyyy3 on 15 May 2012, 19:06
I wonder if I can eat peanut butter again without wanting to throw up after I OD'd on it a couple of years back, and couldn't even stand a whiff of it afterwards.  :?

I miss peanut butter.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 15 May 2012, 22:39
When I was young my favorite dish was creme of Isabella, a pasta/mushroom/cream/cheese dish.  I threw it up one night and was put off it for ages.  After 12 years I had a memory of it and made it out of the blue, it was great.  So, probably, it just might be a long time. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: snalin on 16 May 2012, 00:30
Maybe the question is why us guys avoid it. And I find that I don't avoid it; I'm dribbling more than I used to. Maybe I need to change the washer, if I can find it, and if the hardware stocks it, and if I can figure out how to install it.

I read the whole washer thing as an euphemism about fixing the dribbling. Made the post pretty hilarious.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 16 May 2012, 04:49
Maybe the question is why us guys avoid it. And I find that I don't avoid it; I'm dribbling more than I used to. Maybe I need to change the washer, if I can find it, and if the hardware stocks it, and if I can figure out how to install it.

I read the whole washer thing as an euphemism about fixing the dribbling. Made the post pretty hilarious.
Excuse me; I have to go euphemize.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 16 May 2012, 07:01
Just be sure to jiggle the handle after you flush - the washer needs replaced, or something...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 18 May 2012, 20:36
If the suggestions function of Youtube's home page was a sentient entity, it'd likely hate dealing with me. There's really no logical connection it could draw between my Vocaloid obsessions, watching video game footage, abridged series, and random things I just look up.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 18 May 2012, 22:37
Youtube would be disappointed of me. Most recently a couple videos of assisted suicides and of death bed confessions. Then schizophrenic ramblings, then I was looking at videos of women in rubber inflatable suits. Plus a peppering of ketchup bot.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 19 May 2012, 15:08
Have you ever looked up refbatch?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 19 May 2012, 15:19
I don't know. What is it?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 19 May 2012, 15:22
I had to go back to the 14th page of the pointless thread to find it, but here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T5bJF-bb-g)'s one of my favourites of hers.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 20 May 2012, 21:52
Don't read this, because it won't make sense to you! Literally. One two three five seven six four literally. Super double cluster gram literally. For it all, literally! Ruddy shits.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 20 May 2012, 21:58
Yabba dabba doo! I am the egg man!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 21 May 2012, 02:43
Every once in a while I remember my last relationship and it makes me want to be violent at myself. Then I realize I'd much rather be violent at my ex. Then I get scared because it's been long enough I can't actually remember how long it's been since then without thinking about it, near three years I think, and it probably means I'll probably never really get totally over the situation.

Then I remember I bought a 50 inch TV with my boyfriend and we've got two more comedy gigs at least planned this year and I feel so much better.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 21 May 2012, 06:54
I have moments like that too.....I get so mad at myself for still having anger towards them when it was so long ago. Then sometimes I think it's ok, because they will always be a part of me no matter what. Even though they probably don't deserve to be. Especially now that I'm getting married next year.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 23 May 2012, 03:41
I think the reason I get random moments of pure anger about it is because it was an online relationship and I was a dumb, naive 17/18 year old in what looking back was a very messed up relationship. Now my older brain who knows how a proper relationship works gets flashes of, "You know something? This bit here never quite added up..." and I have something new to get angry about.

New thought:
Someone brought McDonalds into the class and now I'm really hungry for it, even though McDonalds makes me feel sick.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Omega Entity on 23 May 2012, 21:52
I can eat the premium chicken sandwiches and drink the pop from there, and that's about it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 24 May 2012, 04:19
My girlfriend has this inexplicable ability to get piss on the toilet seat. I have literally no idea how she manages to do it.
My toilet seat has an occasional fit while I'm standing before it, peeing: It flops down of its own volition. Is there such a thing as a female toilet seat?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 24 May 2012, 06:32
HA!  I have one of those.  It's the age of the house - the floors are sagging a bit as you go out from the walls, and so the toilet (and dressers, and the hutch in the dining room) tip forward. 

As the only male in the house, I've learned to hold the thing up. 


Or to sit down. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 24 May 2012, 06:36
My "Likes" list on youtube's been getting excessively large. I should probably cull it at some point.

...

Meh, eff that. They're there for a reason.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 24 May 2012, 11:52
I like Youtube's "likes" list. It makes it easier to look for a cool video I saw recently. If you want a more exclusive list, just use the favorites.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 07 Jun 2012, 19:16
"Does the anticipation of a professor stumbling over my last name make me a bad person?"
(13 letters, 5 syllables, non-english origin)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 07 Jun 2012, 20:05
"Does the anticipation of a professor stumbling over my last name make me a bad person?"
(13 letters, 5 syllables, non-english origin)

No. (Four letters, one syllable, non-English origin - and I've heard it mispronounced so many ways it's RIDICULOUS. In fact, I heard the least common mispronunciation today at Walgreens - pronouncing the HOU like WHO.)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 07 Jun 2012, 20:45
... Are YOU on first?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 07 Jun 2012, 21:11
No, I'm in Wisconsin.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 07 Jun 2012, 21:18
Oh... that's fine then.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Akima on 08 Jun 2012, 03:25
"Does the anticipation of a professor stumbling over my last name make me a bad person?" (13 letters, 5 syllables, non-english origin)
No. My entire name is only three syllables, and professors used to stuff it up all the time. And professors deserve to suffer! Sorry Carl...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 08 Jun 2012, 06:07
Something along those lines that always really annoyed me:

When you ask me to tell you how to pronounce my name, at least try to repeat it the way I say it! The courtesy that you show by taking the time to ask me is completely irrelevant if you're just going to ignore what I say.

I mean, really? My last name is spelled exactly the way it sounds.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 08 Jun 2012, 06:44
I think some people are actually simply incapable of imitating the sounds they hear, as opposed to making the sounds they are used to.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 08 Jun 2012, 07:00
perhaps...although it's always struck me that people think my name should be harder to pronounce than it really is because they're not used to seeing it.

Dalsgard....not Duhlsgard, Duhlsgurd, Dalsgurd, Delsgard, Dalesgard......Dals. Gard.



Although, I guess it's pretty easy for us to pronounce our own names, considering we've all been doing so our whole lives.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 08 Jun 2012, 07:33
I know a couple people named Neil and so many people insist on calling them Niall. A lot of tourists especially seem to just refuse to accept that an Irish person can be called "Neil" and no matter how much they're corrected, say "Niall".

I don't understand how some people have insisted I'm wrong about my own name. My real name is just one syllable, "Lynn", spelled that way, and since that's the beginning to so many commons names like Lindsey, Linda, Lynette, etc, so many people assume it's short for one of those. I will introduce myself as, "Lynnie" and five minutes later they'll be referring to me as Linda or Lynette or something. When I correct them they think I'm just being picky about a nickname. Even the ones that accept my name is just "Lynn" right away usually don't understand my spelling. They say things like, "Shouldn't it have an 'E' on the end?" or "Shouldn't there just be one 'N'?"  :?
I hoped when I started introducing myself as "Lynnie" it would avoid things like that but they still come up or a lot of people end up calling me, "Lily".
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 08 Jun 2012, 07:57
There are even people who think that what I really want to be called is Paulo, when my name is Paul.  Not many, though.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Akima on 08 Jun 2012, 08:13
I think some people are actually simply incapable of imitating the sounds they hear, as opposed to making the sounds they are used to.
Short of hard work in the language-laboratory where you can record yourself and play it back, I think this is probably true of most, if not all people, though perhaps less so for musicians like yourself. Some sounds are just very difficult for people not used to them to hear and reproduce. For example, many Chinese surnames begin with the initial that is represented in pinyin as zh (Zhou, Zhang, Zheng etc.). This is one of the three "retroflex" initials, and is hard for English-speakers to get their tongues even if they are not confused by the romanisation. Unless I'm talking to a CSL student, I advise people simply to pronounce zh like the j at the beginning of jungle, jangle, or Joseph.

The one that puzzles me is why people mispronounce my "first name". I adopted the first syllable of my Chinese personal name as my Australian "first name", because it is pronounced like a common Western girl's name, and I even use the English language spelling instead of the pinyin romanisation. But as soon as people see it in combination with my Chinese surname, their brains seem to turn to mush, and they invent the weirdest pronunciations.

There are even people who think that what I really want to be called is Paulo, when my name is Paul.
Eh? Portuguese style? Powlo?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 08 Jun 2012, 08:22
I introduce myself as "Bob Ball." So many miss the last name, misspell it back to me or ask me to repeat it, that many years ago I began introducing myself as "Bob Ball, B-A-double-L." I'm not even sure that's helpful.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 08 Jun 2012, 08:36
Try switching to "Ball. Bob Ball."
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 08 Jun 2012, 08:49
But that sounds so ... convenient.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 08 Jun 2012, 09:20
There are even people who think that what I really want to be called is Paulo, when my name is Paul.
Eh? Portuguese style? Powlo?

Yup - it seems weird to me, especially given my particularly obvious Englishness.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 08 Jun 2012, 09:44
For example, many Chinese surnames begin with the initial that is represented in pinyin as zh (Zhou, Zhang, Zheng etc.). I advise people simply to pronounce zh like the j at the beginning of jungle, jangle, or Joseph.

Wait, seriously? Why didn't I know this, like, ages ago? I could have been marginally less awkward on so many occasions!

Dalsgard....not Duhlsgard, Duhlsgurd, Dalsgurd, Delsgard, Dalesgard......Dals. Gard.

Yeah, but is the first A like the sound in doll or pal?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Omega Entity on 08 Jun 2012, 10:37
I advise people simply to pronounce zh like the j at the beginning of jungle, jangle, or Joseph.

Is the actual way it's actually pronounced kind of like a 'Z' sound, but mixed with an 'Sh' sound? Seriously curious, since I have a fascination with Asian languages.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 08 Jun 2012, 13:35

Dalsgard....not Duhlsgard, Duhlsgurd, Dalsgurd, Delsgard, Dalesgard......Dals. Gard.

Yeah, but is the first A like the sound in doll or pal?


definitely like pal. I dunno...maybe it's just easy for me because I'm used to it...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Akima on 08 Jun 2012, 16:20
Is the actual way it's actually pronounced kind of like a 'Z' sound, but mixed with an 'Sh' sound?
No. The pinyin romanisation has no intuitive connection to what an English-speaker would expect the sound to be. Wade-Giles is no better; it represents the sound as ch. Consider the name of the famous Chinese statesman Zhou Enlai, which used to be romanised as Chou En-lai. People used to pronounce his surname "chow" (rhyming with cow). Now they often say "ʒow", where ʒ is the sound of the French-style j in Frère Jacques. The closest easy English pronunciation to the correct Standard Chinese is "Joe", but taking care to pronounce the o sound "purely", without dipping it so that "Joe" rhymes with "bow" as in bow and arrow.

Zh and J in pinyin are both pronounced in Standard Chinese somewhat like the letter J in English (never like the French J), but with the tongue placed differently. J is pronounced with the tongue forward behind the teeth. Zh is a "retroflex" initial, which means that it is pronounced with the tongue curled back against the roof of the mouth. See this video on how to pronounce correctly the tennis-player Zheng Jie's name (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRqAa8f-CAY) for more.

Edit: A missing comma can make all the difference...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 08 Jun 2012, 19:35
I think some people are actually simply incapable of imitating the sounds they hear, as opposed to making the sounds they are used to.

If you ever want confirmation, all you gotta do is ask.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 12 Jun 2012, 08:36
... "WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED TO GEORGIA!?" is an awesome Washington line...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 12 Jun 2012, 10:20

I think some people are actually simply incapable of imitating the sounds they hear, as opposed to making the sounds they are used to.

Many people are incapable of even hearing the sounds they are not used to.  If your native language doesn't use a phoneme it can take a long time to even hear that the sound is different from one that you make.  One of the steps in language tutoring is frequently just getting the student to hear the difference between the two sounds.  I had to do this with my Chinese student and the sounds 'ss' and 'th'.  She was unaware that she replaced "th" with "ss" (brosser instead of brother) and when I tested her we found that in unfamiliar words or words out of context she actually couldn't hear which sound I was making.  She had very good reading skills, so she knew, theoretically, which sound words should be making, because she could spell them, but if I just said the word "myth" or "miss" she couldn't tell which one I had said.

You can't reliably make a sound until you can reliably differentiate it from other similar sounds.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 12 Jun 2012, 10:23
I hadn't thought much about the inability to hear the difference. But my Nashville-raised wife clearly couldn't hear the difference between pin and pen, although she got better at it in middle age.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 12 Jun 2012, 10:39
Many people are incapable of even hearing the sounds they are not used to.  If your native language doesn't use a phoneme it can take a long time to even hear that the sound is different from one that you make.  One of the steps in language tutoring is frequently just getting the student to hear the difference between the two sounds.  I had to do this with my Chinese student and the sounds 'ss' and 'th'.  She was unaware that she replaced "th" with "ss" (brosser instead of brother) and when I tested her we found that in unfamiliar words or words out of context she actually couldn't hear which sound I was making.  She had very good reading skills, so she knew, theoretically, which sound words should be making, because she could spell them, but if I just said the word "myth" or "miss" she couldn't tell which one I had said.

You can't reliably make a sound until you can reliably differentiate it from other similar sounds.
This, exactly this. It's pretty interesting to see just how much automation the brain does to facilitate speech perception. You can even test people on their perception of different phonemes by digitally altering their sound, which shows that there is a very clear boundary between, for example, what an English speaker perceives as a 'b' sound and a 'p' sound. Like this! (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Categorization-and-discrimination-curves.png) This boundary, of course, can vary quite drastically from language to language.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 16 Jun 2012, 21:11
... "Kerfuffle"'s a funny sounding word.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 17 Jun 2012, 04:10
I love the word, use it when I can in an editorial. I checked an etymological on line dictionary: "row, disturbance, c.1930, first in Canadian English, ultimately from Scot. curfuffle."

But my first reaction to "funny sounding" was to think it's onomatopoetic, that maybe it's the sound barnyard fowl make when they're having a spat. It isn't, I suppose, but I like the thought.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 17 Jun 2012, 11:59
Shorter Oxford offers two possible etymologies:
from curfuffle - Gaelic car 'twist, bend, turn about' + Scots fuffle 'throw into disorder; jerk about; hustle'
or:
from Irish cíor thuathail 'confusion, disorder'

It also describes it as "early 19th century".
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 17 Jun 2012, 12:14
From the full OED third edition goes with the car+fuffle.  Fuffle is an onomatopoeia.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 17 Jun 2012, 12:30
Fuffle is the sound of disorder, jerking about, hustle? OK, but I like my fussing chickens better.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: TinPenguin on 28 Jun 2012, 02:45
I was gonna take a shower, but then I realised that's a bit illogical when there's this massive thunderstorm outside. So I put on my swimtrunks and went out in the garden to have my shower under thunder.

I call it thunbathing.

Haha! Pun-der and lightning!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 28 Jun 2012, 03:49
Better than enlightning blunder any day.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 11 Jul 2012, 06:17
According to my wall clock, it is 24.6 °C in my fridge. That means at least one of them is broken.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 11 Jul 2012, 06:43
What's your best guess?  :-)
My refrigerator lost its cool a few weeks ago. Compressor worked, but automatic defrost didn't, so cooling coils iced up. Replaced defrost heaters myself.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 11 Jul 2012, 07:32
According to my wall clock, it is 24.6 °C in my fridge.

What was your wall clock doing in your fridge? 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 11 Jul 2012, 08:16
Well, I wanted to see if it was measuring the temperature accurately.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 11 Jul 2012, 08:29
So when you put the thermometer in the fridge, did the thermometer reading go up or down?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 11 Jul 2012, 09:58
It stayed on 24.6, where it has been since it went to 25+ last week, so it must be stuck or something. Everything else still works: time, day, date, week and uh, moon phase. It's that kinda clock.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 11 Jul 2012, 10:03
I guess that rules out the refrigerator. Digital or dial thermometer?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 11 Jul 2012, 10:10
Have you tried boiling adnd then freezing it? This might, uh, not do good things to the other functions though...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 11 Jul 2012, 10:11
Digital, and all of the buttons have also stopped working. I might screw it open, see what's inside.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 11 Jul 2012, 10:34
Look at the usual suspects: the reset button, spin the batteries in their holder, replace them....
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 11 Jul 2012, 10:35
Thump firmly on the side three times, cross your fingers and say "c'mmon c'mmon c'mmmon" when you turn it back on.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 11 Jul 2012, 10:37
And if all else fails, switching from thumping to whacking usually helps me.





.....can't say it ever does much for the object, but I feel much better.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 11 Jul 2012, 12:54
Pulling out and reinserting the batteries makes the temperature reading go up incrementally. After four times, it's at 26.2. Fascinating.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 12 Jul 2012, 09:15
Fridge may have been a bad idea.  They're pretty dry, and after taking the clock out you may well have caused a lot of condensation inside the electronics. 


Have fun! 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 13 Jul 2012, 15:46
Get one of those silica pellet bags, the ones you find in shoeboxes when you get a new pair. Stuff that clock in a box (sans the batteries) with a couple of those bags in there and it'll help with the condensation.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 13 Jul 2012, 16:05
Didn't seem to matter, all the parts still work properly and the temperature reading has dropped to a more reasonable. All that just for an amusing non sequitur (literary device).
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 21 Jul 2012, 11:30
After 3 1/2 QC archive binges and a Girls With Slingshots binge (not including Helen, Sweetheart, Pigborn and 9Chickweek in previous years) ,  I'm about to start XKCD.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 21 Jul 2012, 16:41
That was my first webcomic.  It's ... a bit esoteric at times, but some of them make me literally LOL, though it's often the really esoteric math/science ones. 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I wonder how long homemade grape jam will last, if still sealed? 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 23 Jul 2012, 10:53
... "You ever wonder why we're here?"
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 26 Jul 2012, 05:30
I wish my hair was longer but it doesn't want to grow that long.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 28 Jul 2012, 12:47
What's a really deragatory thing to call someone specifically from Vermont or to call the whole state?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Omega Entity on 28 Jul 2012, 12:52
Verc***tians?

I dunno, I'm reaching here.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 31 Jul 2012, 20:21
EAT THE CHINESE! WE'VE BEEN FARMING THEM FOR EXACTLY THIS SORT OF SCENARIO. WE ARE HUNGRY AND THEY ARE OUR FOOD. EAT, MY FOLLOWERS!

is exactly the sort of thing I've been dealing with today.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: idontunderstand on 01 Aug 2012, 13:22
I'm incapable of growing a full beard. I have bald spots in my goddamn face. This angers me greatly. I won't show pics but imagine what Robinson Crusoe would look if he got attacked by a wild miniature lawnmower. That's what I look like unshaven.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 01 Aug 2012, 14:09
What's a really deragatory thing to call someone specifically from Vermont or to call the whole state?

Something relating to maple syrup?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 01 Aug 2012, 14:43
I'm incapable of growing a full beard. I have bald spots in my goddamn face. This angers me greatly. I won't show pics but imagine what Robinson Crusoe would look if he got attacked by a wild miniature lawnmower. That's what I look like unshaven.
Similar situation here, only my face is horribly asymmetrical. On one side of my face, I have more hair growth on my cheek, and on the other there's more on my throat. If I ever decide to grow it out, it's going to look pitiful as well as terribly lopsided. Alas, some of us are not cut out for beards; better then to be shaven than to look like a slob.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 01 Aug 2012, 18:05
What's a really deragatory thing to call someone specifically from Vermont or to call the whole state?
Something relating to maple syrup?
Syrplejerks?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 01 Aug 2012, 19:26
All of Northern New England makes maple syrup
What's a really deragatory thing to call someone specifically from Vermont or to call the whole state?

Something relating to maple syrup?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: idontunderstand on 02 Aug 2012, 02:23
I'm incapable of growing a full beard. I have bald spots in my goddamn face. This angers me greatly. I won't show pics but imagine what Robinson Crusoe would look if he got attacked by a wild miniature lawnmower. That's what I look like unshaven.
Similar situation here, only my face is horribly asymmetrical. On one side of my face, I have more hair growth on my cheek, and on the other there's more on my throat. If I ever decide to grow it out, it's going to look pitiful as well as terribly lopsided. Alas, some of us are not cut out for beards; better then to be shaven than to look like a slob.

But... but... I WANNA LOOK LIKE ARAGORRRRRRNNNN! And also, when I get old I want to get a long Merlin beard. I will probably grow one anyway and scare my grandkids to death.

Also, mm, maple syrup.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 02 Aug 2012, 15:19
When did I make 500 posts?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 02 Aug 2012, 15:51
All of Northern New England makes maple syrup

Yes, but Vermont is really well known for maple syrup and seems to be the most popular outside of New England, or at least around where I am. That's what popped into my head first. I mean other than it being the opposite shape of New Hampshire, I really know nothing about Vermont.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 02 Aug 2012, 16:39
If you made a scrapbook about the people of Vermont, people would mistake it for an LL Bean catalog.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 02 Aug 2012, 17:16
Lols.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 03 Aug 2012, 11:11
I really know nothing about Vermont.

The capital (Burlington) has three colleges in it, and the population of Montreal is larger than the population of all of Vermont.

I almost moved up there. Still wondering if it would have been a better choice.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 07 Aug 2012, 02:36
When I meet famous people in my dreams, d'ya think they're meeting some strange skinny blonde dude in theirs?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 07 Aug 2012, 17:28
Has anyone ever converted because of a person coming to the door preaching?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 08 Aug 2012, 00:00
Like spammers, they wouldn't do it if there no return at all, however small.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 10 Aug 2012, 07:39
We made a bloody apron for a show that had a butcher character.  The actor kept it afterward, and left it on a hook by his front door with a large carving knife so that, when the proselytizers came by, he could greet them in it, wielding the knife, and yelling "WHAT?  I'M BUSY!!"
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 10 Aug 2012, 11:44
Are children's games - the ones they play on a playground or on a bus - all invented by children?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 10 Aug 2012, 11:54
I would also love to know how it is that all children know the same ones, even though I've never seen almost any of them on television or anything.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 10 Aug 2012, 14:03
Every kid goes to school, and learns the games from the older kids, who in turn learned them from kids older than them, but no adult or teacher ever goes up to a kid and tells them how to play. It's just none of their business.

Tag? Hide and seek? Rope skipping too, maybe? Those games must have been around for centuries at least. Are there even cultures that don't play these games? Other than the Baining (http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201207/all-work-and-no-play-make-the-baining-the-dullest-culture-earth)? The only reason I can think of that these games exist is that a group of kids thought them up one day while sitting around and trying to figure out what to do today.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 10 Aug 2012, 14:31
I've wondered about the songs we sang on the bus. Especially the ones that were based on the town or local people.

Edit: Thinking about games played in the playground, I've remembered one of the blokes in my primary school who has always been and still is quite camp. From the first day of school he only played with the girls and didn't like sports.
I remember the school got remade completely and with it, we got a load of things like jump-ropes, footballs and frisbees to play with if the teachers opened the bunkers. It seemed completely random when they would do it, not just very nice days or once a week, just when they remembered we had them.
The same thing always happened, girls were given jump-ropes and boys were given footballs. The first few times said Bloke from earlier grabbed a jump-rope and happily went off with his female friends. I remember one time, this would have been around age 8/9, they opened the bunker of toys and when he went to get a jump-rope and they told him, "No, grab a football and play with the boys." This went on for, I think, a couple of weeks. I even remember over-hearing some teachers talking about how "queer" it was he wanted to do girly games. Two teachers came out and made sure he was playing with the boys and not just hanging out, he was being made to play football or wrestle in the dirt or whatever they thought young boys did. If he went over to the girls he got told off for doing girly things.
I think after a while they noticed forcing him to hang out with the boys just led to the boys ignoring him or at worse, taking the mick out of him and Bloke was miserable and missed his friends. So the teachers just stopped coming outside or if they did, they didn't get involved.
Yes, this was a rather Catholic school.

Actually looking back on this now it'd have been nice if they put their misguided efforts into helping the children who weren't included into any playground activities at all, rather than what they were trying to do with Bloke.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 10 Aug 2012, 14:45
I was at a party last month and we sang some songs from the clapping games little girls in particular play. We found there were differences in the lyrics we knew by age, and also I was different than even others my age, presumably because I was from a different region.  Several of the songs I knew were much dirtier.  I wondered if it was because I grew up in a lower income area.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 10 Aug 2012, 14:56
The classic study on this matter:
The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren, by Iona and Peter Opie (http://www.amazon.com/Language-Schoolchildren-Review-Books-Classics/dp/0940322692)
Highly recommended.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 22 Aug 2012, 17:45
Not sure where to file this. Under F for Forum, I suppose:
http://www.salon.com/2012/08/23/passing_gas_is_an_art_and_science/
It considers the possibility of speaking from our anuses, but seems to dismiss the idea. Wonder if Jeph will see it. Some laugh out loud material here.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 26 Aug 2012, 12:30
Oh my god that article just made my day

It wasn't even the fart talk, it was the "Le Petomane" part. Now I get the joke behind the Governor's name in Blazing Saddles oh my god <3333333
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 26 Aug 2012, 15:13
also that dude is entirely wrong. I remember learning about Le Petomane a few years back and found a super poor quality audio clip of him on youtube. It...it was terrifyingly impressive.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 29 Aug 2012, 22:19
Vicodin is stamped with "M357". 


It is the 357 Magnum of pain relief. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 03 Sep 2012, 15:00
I've seen a lot of people wearing these Saints Bracelets (http://i.imgur.com/4VqE7.jpg). The quick Google for the photo told me Taylor Swift and Britney Spears are wearing them but I doubt that has much influence on the people I know.
Point is, of all the people I know the personal beliefs of or asked, my sample is about twenty, two considered themselves dedicated Christians. I knew them well enough I knew that about them any way. The rest were "Catholic/Protestant, I guess. I was raised it." or just said they were wearing them because they're fashionable. Most of the ones who know me well enough to know my beliefs asked, "You're an atheist. Why do you care?"

I'm not really sure, I hardly need to defend any religions. I guess it's just wearing something spiritual/religious when you don't believe in it bugs me. I wanted to say something about wearing headscarves but plenty of people do that for fashion and unrelated to their beliefs. That used to bug me a little but my friend who converted to Islam said her perspective was as long as the people wearing them weren't saying they believed in something they didn't, then it didn't matter, which makes sense. I guess the fact it's actually pictures of actual Saints are more blatant symbols of a belief that bothers me.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 03 Sep 2012, 15:07
Well, in the case of Christianity, it's done exactly what they intended. It's been marketed to such an extent in the US that unless you are a fairly ardent Atheist, it's just a part of your life, dogma, politics, symoblism and all.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 03 Sep 2012, 15:17
I never thought of those bracelets as actually being about religion... I'm not sure why, maybe because I've only seen them at Spanish shops/sections, near the saint candles, and I can count the hardcore Catholics I know on one hand. I've never actually seen anyone wearing one except my sister, who has a small random collection of those kind of things, including a candle of a saint with a blonde fauxhawk who we call Hipster Jesus but I think is really St. Jude. I gave her a Virgin of Guadalupe air freshener last Christmas. And Amanda is the least religious person I can think of.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 06 Sep 2012, 11:20
I just assumed that when I had a tonsillectomy, my voice would stop sounding like I had football sized tonsils in my throat. But I realize that I have no idea how I sound now and this bothers me?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 06 Sep 2012, 11:55
Record yourself! If you have a laptop, there's a high chance that there's a microphone built into it. Also some earbud headphones have them built in, too, I've discovered.

Also people wear all sorts of symbols because of fashion that they either don't believe in or don't know what they really mean. Like when those Che Guevara shirts were popular - half the people who wore them didn't even know what he actually did. Yeah, it was annoying, but most fads surrounding symbols are. People grasp on to the dumbest things just because they're popular.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 06 Sep 2012, 14:01
People always seem to forget that their is a microphone in every phone, and a record-and-playback option in all but the most ancient ones.

In my head my voice still sounds like it did when I was prepubescent, with no hint of ever going to approximate what I actually sound like. It makes hearing my own voice on record slightly strange.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 06 Sep 2012, 19:26
I was thinking that I have no way to compare it to my old voice, but then realized that I recorded some language stuff for this forum. I must find it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 07 Sep 2012, 05:58
Why the hell was some guy masturbating in the grocery store parking lot at 7 AM this morning?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 07 Sep 2012, 05:59
He wasn't even in a car! He was hiding between a van and a car.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 07 Sep 2012, 13:31
Not hiding well enough, I guess! 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 09 Sep 2012, 15:07
Guns were invented because of people who don't think the Sun is a star
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 09 Sep 2012, 15:27
Or because of people who don't think humans are animals.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 09 Sep 2012, 15:44
Or because of people who think humans are no different than animals?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Akima on 09 Sep 2012, 16:42
It's been marketed to such an extent in the US that unless you are a fairly ardent Atheist, it's just a part of your life, dogma, politics, symoblism and all.
Although overt religiosity is perhaps more common in the USA than Australia, for example, that's pretty much true in all countries dominated by cultures originating in Europe, through sheer historical inertia. Even atheists, and adherents of non-Abrahamic religions for that matter, frequently use symbolism and metaphors drawn from Christian, or at least biblical tradition. If nothing else, the influence of the Authorised Version of the Bible on the English language makes it pretty much unavoidable.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Abyssalin on 10 Sep 2012, 04:19
If life is what makes you happy, and you become happy? does that mean youve won at life?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 10 Sep 2012, 07:42
Happiness is a hypothetical state of mind that can only be approximated, never attained. Like a hyperbolic function approaching the limit. Given that we are averse to death, we always want more out of life than we currently have. Therefore, happiness is antithetical to the human condition, because if one were to find true happiness, they would need to die immediately afterwards.

So the only way to win at life is to lose at life.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 10 Sep 2012, 08:10
I just emailed my gynecologist. This feels weird, somehow.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 10 Sep 2012, 09:55
Nothing is better than true happiness, and a turkey sandwich is better than nothing. Therefore a turkey sandwich is better than true happiness.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Abyssalin on 10 Sep 2012, 15:32
Happiness is a hypothetical state of mind that can only be approximated, never attained. Like a hyperbolic function approaching the limit. Given that we are averse to death, we always want more out of life than we currently have. Therefore, happiness is antithetical to the human condition, because if one were to find true happiness, they would need to die immediately afterwards.

So the only way to win at life is to lose at life.

You philosophized the crap out of me, Back to the depressive slog it is.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: idontunderstand on 11 Sep 2012, 02:02
"I'm never happy. Happy is such a cheap word" - B. Dylan.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 11 Sep 2012, 02:04
Happiness is a hypothetical state of mind that can only be approximated, never attained. Like a hyperbolic function approaching the limit. Given that we are averse to death, we always want more out of life than we currently have. Therefore, happiness is antithetical to the human condition, because if one were to find true happiness, they would need to die immediately afterwards.

So the only way to win at life is to lose at life.

The only winning move is not to play?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Tova on 11 Sep 2012, 02:07
Dear Apple haters (also sometimes known as, but not restricted to, Droids),

You are ten times more fucking annoying than any rabid Apple fanboy could ever hope to be.
Droid users: You have an awesome platform - stop obsessing so much over what people who don't have the same opinion as you are buying. It comes across as incredibly insecure.

Thanks.

I now return you to your previous random thoughts.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 11 Sep 2012, 05:41
I just emailed my gynecologist. This feels weird, somehow.

How did you manage to attach them to the email? Most email programs only allow attachments up to 10-20 mb, far to little for an entire person. You must have compressed them pretty thoroughly  :angel:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 11 Sep 2012, 06:09
&lt;3
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 11 Sep 2012, 07:22
Dear Apple haters (also sometimes known as, but not restricted to, Droids),

You are ten times more fucking annoying than any rabid Apple fanboy could ever hope to be.
Droid users: You have an awesome platform - stop obsessing so much over what people who don't have the same opinion as you are buying. It comes across as incredibly insecure.

Thanks.

I now return you to your previous random thoughts.
I think you're looking for this thread (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,23788.0.html).

Also random: A couple of weeks ago I regularly passed a local Apple reseller. I was contemplating walking in and asking them how to get internet access on my phone, pretending to be oblivious to the fact that my Samsung Galaxy Nexus is not an Apple product. Wonder how they'd take it. *trollface*
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 11 Sep 2012, 09:46
Happiness is a hypothetical state of mind that can only be approximated, never attained. Like a hyperbolic function approaching the limit. Given that we are averse to death, we always want more out of life than we currently have. Therefore, happiness is antithetical to the human condition, because if one were to find true happiness, they would need to die immediately afterwards.

So the only way to win at life is to lose at life.

The only winning move is not to play?

I wish I understood Buddhism so that I could compare and contrast this idea with Buddhist philosophy. Is Buddhism more like "Be in the game, but not of the game"? I should find a teacher. The only Buddhist I know here is quite up front that she doesn't feel qualified to teach.
Title: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 11 Sep 2012, 17:47
Happiness is a relative state rather than absolute. I tend to think of it as an overt expression of contentment. I am generally content or happy, but there is still room for further improvement in this regard.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 11 Sep 2012, 20:36
Quote from: Caliph Abd Er-Rahman III
I have now reigned about 50 years in both victory and peace, beloved by my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. Riches and honors, power and pleasure, have readily answered my call; nor does any earthly blessing appear to have been wanting for my felicity. In this situation, I have diligently numbered the days of pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot. They amount to fourteen.

I'm not sure about that quote: I've seen something quite similar attributed to a ruler in India, who enumerated his wealth including jewels, elephants, and musical instruments.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 12 Sep 2012, 13:44
If one of the defining characteristics of a living organism is the ability to reproduce, is a sterile creature no longer alive? Is human sterilisation a form of homicide?

I'd probably say no, but...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 12 Sep 2012, 13:48
A sterile person can still go through the motions, and still has that urge...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 12 Sep 2012, 14:13
I argued this one in 8th grade biology.  I was shown a picture of a picked flower and asked it was alive.  I said yes, and the teacher said no.  My argument was that an individual need not, in an isolated moment, meet all the requirements of life to be alive. If they once had or will have the capacity, then they are alive until all indicators cease.  We don't class women on the other side of menopause or babies as dead. In the case of the flower, if put in water it may have struggled on for week, or, depending on the variety, even sprouted roots and made it years.  In the case of those who are naturally sterile, they were presumably on track to have a working reproductive system at some point. 

I am not sure where mules fit in though. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 12 Sep 2012, 14:32
Here's a way it could go horribly wrong. Research claims to show a correlation between some personality traits and political orientation. What if those personality traits are even partly heritable?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 12 Sep 2012, 23:18
My argument was that an individual need not, in an isolated moment, meet all the requirements of life to be alive. If they once had or will have the capacity, then they are alive until all indicators cease. 
I like that! It's a much better argument than the one I had about there being a difference between 'life' and 'living'. Yours is best because it describes life independently of time.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 13 Sep 2012, 09:51
[...]

I am not sure where mules fit in though.
They ... don't?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 14 Sep 2012, 13:32
Was browsing my Tumblr dash and came across two gifs of two different blokes that made me go, "Whoa, they're hot." and that's the first time in about four years I've done that. Even back then I didn't do it much. I'm all weirded out at myself.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 14 Sep 2012, 23:38
Dear Apple haters (also sometimes known as, but not restricted to, Droids),

etc.

I own a Mac laptop and an iPod Shuffle, but I prefer Droid phones to iPhones. Does this mean I should be at war with myself? Or have I just missed the part where I should care... Probably that.

Then again all I care about in relation to my phone is it's a whole hell of a lot smarter than my last one and was half the price of an unlocked iPhone with the same specs. So yeah. Priorities!

Random thought: Wearing a brace on my right hand is far more annoying than wearing a brace on my left had ever was. Especially when knitting because my thumb goes numb.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 15 Sep 2012, 01:15
iPods are the best thing since sliced bread.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 15 Sep 2012, 02:21
What did the inventor say when he came up with sliced bread? "This is the best thing since .... since ..."
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 15 Sep 2012, 04:51
bread? the wheel?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 15 Sep 2012, 05:24
The knife?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: idontunderstand on 16 Sep 2012, 13:48
He probably just said "man this is THE BEST THING EVER!!!"
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 19 Sep 2012, 06:25
Today's xkcd.

http://xkcd.com/1110/

Awesome.

Prepare to spend a great deal of time on the site.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 19 Sep 2012, 13:52
I scouted all the way to the right, then realized there was more to the left. Once I hit the underground pyramid, I decided finding a minimap would be easier than trying to keep track of the tunnel systems:
http://www.wickedglitch.com/2012/09/full-low-res-image-spoiler-map-xkcds-click-and-drag/ (http://www.wickedglitch.com/2012/09/full-low-res-image-spoiler-map-xkcds-click-and-drag/)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 19 Sep 2012, 14:15
Also: http://xkcd-map.rent-a-geek.de/
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 19 Sep 2012, 16:47
That's much better ^.^
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Tova on 21 Sep 2012, 22:36
Also: http://xkcd-map.rent-a-geek.de/

Yes! Thank you!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Castlerook on 24 Sep 2012, 09:55
I've just realised I am Marten Reed. Only without the guitar playing and passiveness...

Wait....

Holy Crap...I'm Steve!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: idontunderstand on 24 Sep 2012, 10:13
My realization right now is that I don't like singers who only aims for the long notes. Wait, that's a pretty boring realization...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 24 Sep 2012, 15:53
I've taken thousands and thousands of showers and I still get smelly. I must be doing something wrong.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 26 Sep 2012, 14:42
Random thread is random again.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 26 Sep 2012, 14:45
Tonight, I saw a cat that was entirely white, and some time later, a cat that was entirely black.

If I were any sort of a romantic I might ascribe some profound meaning to that.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 26 Sep 2012, 20:08
The profound meaning is KITTY.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 29 Sep 2012, 12:14
Haha, my random child (aka thread) is still somewhat alive. ^^ College is going well enough, politicians are all idiots and I decided to pop back in to say hi and see what's going on here.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: dr. nervioso on 29 Sep 2012, 14:21
WELL,
I bought some new shampoo and body wash yesterday (Cucumber and melon shampoo and some fresh falls whatever body wash).
My first thought when I got out of the shower?
I smell delicious
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: dr. nervioso on 29 Sep 2012, 14:22
Also, this forum is slowly decomposing into butts and kitties apparently
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 29 Sep 2012, 14:43
Nair is (or at least was) scented with cucumber and has made such a strong association between cucumber and hair melting chemical smell that I can't enjoy most cucumber scented beauty products.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 29 Sep 2012, 15:17
I smell delicious

I have a chocolate mint soap that makes me feel the exact same way. Sadly because I can't use soap very often (it dries out my skin way too much), I don't get to feel that way a lot.  :-(
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 29 Sep 2012, 23:42
Also, this forum is slowly decomposing into butts and kitties apparently
...

Is it bad if I say that I have no problem with this?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 30 Sep 2012, 01:37
Hate to burst yr bubbles, guys, but it's been like that for at least 5 years.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 30 Sep 2012, 03:44
Before then it was run on pure pretension and rage.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 30 Sep 2012, 04:01
I like to smell of mint. I did have a nice raspberry shampoo for a while too. I also have some lovely vanilla bodywash.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 30 Sep 2012, 05:04
The profound meaning is KITTY.

An emote I made which I think is sort of late appropriate: (http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/178/1/f/1f17a21ae6e3d88621eae6084eb3c303.gif) (http://fav.me/d2sqbnz)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 30 Sep 2012, 07:17
Omg Kat I remember that, it smelled terrible!!


I think my favorite scented bath product is Nivea's touch of happiness body wash. It says on the bottle that it's "orange blossom and bamboo essense" but as ridiculous as this sounds, it really smells like happiness.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 30 Sep 2012, 09:20
Lush Karma sent is the most amazing smell ever. I have every product they make in that scent. Bath bomb, soap, shampoo, lotion, body spray, and solid perfume. And after I use all of those I will keep my face in my shirt all day so I can smell myself.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 30 Sep 2012, 10:41
So it's not just the introversion? 

 :angel:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 30 Sep 2012, 15:23
My personal favourite was a Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom. It was really lovely smelling without being overpowering, and I'm rather sensitive to a lot of fragrances.


I could have done without the label telling me how exotic it was, though...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 30 Sep 2012, 15:40
So...

Quote from: Lovecraftian Labelling
In here, there is this great and exotic thing that is so great and exotic, I can't even begin to tell you how great and exotic it is, that's how great and exotic it is. You should like it now.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 30 Sep 2012, 16:28
Did you just quote my dismissive review of Lovecraft?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 30 Sep 2012, 16:56
And let's procrastinate on that speech some more... yes, procrastination...
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Post by: nekowafer on 30 Sep 2012, 17:24
So it's not just the introversion? 

 :angel:

No, no, I have hoodies with large hoods for that purpose.
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Post by: Castlerook on 30 Sep 2012, 19:52
And let's procrastinate on that speech some more... yes, procrastination...

Procrastination. The greatest skill mankind ever dev---... Meh, I'll finish it later.
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Post by: nekowafer on 30 Sep 2012, 19:54
Procrasturbation is SO much more fun.
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Post by: Carl-E on 01 Oct 2012, 03:47
More than a pastime, less than a hobby...
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 01 Oct 2012, 06:40
Did you just quote my dismissive review of Lovecraft?

I did indeed. Well, sort of.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 01 Oct 2012, 14:11
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Half of Babbage's brain is preserved at the Hunterian Museum in the Royal College of Surgeons in London. The other half of Babbage's brain is on display in the Science Museum, London.

But which half is which?
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 01 Oct 2012, 14:27
I think the Science Museum has the left-hand side. Which would have been responsible for his right hand.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 01 Oct 2012, 15:20
I honestly did not expect anyone to answer that question.
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Post by: Skewbrow on 02 Oct 2012, 01:27
Favorite scented bath product? Don't have any really. If pressed to name one I shall list shampoo with tar in it. Don't know why? Either it makes me feel an epsilon's worth more manly, or may be the smell of fresh tar really clears your sinuses?
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Post by: Lines on 04 Oct 2012, 06:56
Computers in my lab are being fixed? After 6 weeks of being out of service? What? :-o
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Post by: nekowafer on 04 Oct 2012, 07:29
Why is it that I always look at the ceiling while buttoning my pants?
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Post by: Redball on 04 Oct 2012, 09:50
So you won't make eye contact with them?
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Post by: Asterus on 04 Oct 2012, 10:07
Schrodinger's cat was neither alive nor dead. It was actually an eldritch abomination that posed a threat to time and space. Schrodinger sealed it away in the box in order to save us all XD
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 04 Oct 2012, 10:16
So...it really was Greebo?
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Post by: Asterus on 04 Oct 2012, 10:31
Apparently, yes. And after looking up who that was, I am now filled with the compulsion to add a nonsensical tangent as a third option to every two-state problem.
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Post by: nekowafer on 04 Oct 2012, 12:00
So you won't make eye contact with them?
I approve of this answer.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 04 Oct 2012, 14:02
Why is it that I always look at the ceiling while buttoning my pants?

I've realised recently that I jump when I pull my pants on and button them while in mid-air. It's one of the more exuberant ways to make yourself less naked.
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Post by: nekowafer on 04 Oct 2012, 14:10
Yeah that would end in me falling on the floor.
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Post by: Redball on 04 Oct 2012, 14:31
I've realised recently that I jump when I pull my pants on and button them while in mid-air. It's one of the more exuberant ways to make yourself less naked.

Awesome on two levels: That you can do that, and that you just realized that you can and do. Do you jump from a dresser, maybe, for the extra milliseconds? Ever hit the ceiling? Simultaneously pull up socks or tie shoes? All of the above? I admire the exuberance!
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Post by: Zingoleb on 04 Oct 2012, 14:42
It's just way faster than lifting your foot up, pulling the leg up further, repeat, repeat...nope, just jump and yank.

Also there's a television on the dresser that I nearly destroyed during sex last night; I think jumping from the dresser would ensure its destruction.
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Post by: Redball on 04 Oct 2012, 17:13
This ability brings you closer to divinity, or at least great importance. One definition of mere humanity is this: "C'mon, he puts his pants on one leg at a time like the rest of us!"
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Post by: VonKleist on 08 Oct 2012, 02:02
Saturday evening I went to the store to get some milk and cereal when this woman walked up to me to ask wether I could "spare 40 cents, to buy some potting soil". I told her I didn't have any change but would give her some after I made my purchases.
I gave her a fiver when I left because I forgot to ask the cashier for coins and because I figured if you stand outside the supermarket on saturday night asking people for money to buy flowering soil you probably need it more than me.
Really weird.
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Post by: LTK on 08 Oct 2012, 02:14
Sometimes I get a bit sad that I'm not a musician, because once in a while I wake up with a melody playing in my head that seems to have come out of nowhere. This morning it was a classical-sounding piano tune. I don't really have a way of putting it down, other than asking my sister to play it for me, but she can't look into my head.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 08 Oct 2012, 02:19
Potting soil? How weird. Is that some kind of euphemism for drugs these days, or did she urgently need to pot up some vegetables?

LTK, can you hum the tune? Then you could record it and get someone to write it down for you.
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Post by: VonKleist on 08 Oct 2012, 02:34
@LTK: Yeah, go see what the melody actually plays out like, then enjoy because you think you have crafted something original.. then wait until either you yourself or someone else recognizes for just song X's melody one octave up/down/whatever :-)
(and that´s is what it´s like to be a musician)

I´ve been thinking about the potting soil lady since then and wether she actually wanted soil or not.. She had kind of a hippie thing going on with faded tattoos down her arms and on her wrists and she looked kind of stoned to me. It was so weird that I didn't linger. She just said "ohh, that much?" and I said "yeah, sure" and went.
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Post by: LTK on 08 Oct 2012, 03:23
You could have just gone in, bought her the bag of potting soil, and gave it to her directly. If that makes her happy, she must have wanted potting soil after all!

I think I already forgot the melody. Crap. Oh well, it was probably an existing one that's slightly modified, like you said.
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Post by: VonKleist on 08 Oct 2012, 03:53
God dammit. That never occurred to me -.-
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Post by: Edith on 10 Oct 2012, 09:42
Random thought:

I stopped wearing deodorant regularly a few months ago. It sort of happened by accident at first, as I'd not completely unpacked from a trip and it wasn't where it belonged, but I've long been concerned about its correlation with Alzheimer's, and my boyfriend is always telling me I smell good so apparently he's not concerned, so I kept not wearing it. (Why, hello, run-on sentence!)

Anyway, I noticed today that my armpits smell like grapefruit.
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Post by: LTK on 10 Oct 2012, 09:46
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...its correlation with Alzheimer's...
:psyduck:

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Anyway, I noticed today that my armpits smell like grapefruit.
:psyduck:

Okay, first point: Source? Second point: Sour like grapefruit, or citrusy like grapefruit?
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Post by: Edith on 10 Oct 2012, 09:48
Exactly like grapefruit. I can't explain it.

Is sour a smell? I thought it was a taste?

And the source must be my scent glands... :psyduck:

Oh, and here's a link (http://www.naturalnews.com/027624_deodorant_aluminum.html) to some studies... Everybody says now that there's nothing to worry about, but 10 years ago it was all over the news to avoid aluminum.

Wow, and then I just googled "Does grapefruit smell sour?" and found this article about B.O. (http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/men/sweating-odor/men-smell-different-from-women.htm), which includes the quote: Researchers discovered more male erections when the scents of pumpkin pie, doughnuts, lavender or cinnamon rolls were wafting through the air.
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Post by: LTK on 10 Oct 2012, 10:08
Those aren't studies, those are book adverts. I'll go have a look on Google Scholar.
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Post by: pwhodges on 10 Oct 2012, 10:52
I think the link between Aluminium and Alzheimer's is thoroughly debunked.
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Post by: nekowafer on 10 Oct 2012, 11:01
Aluminum still seems like one of those things you don't want seeping into your body. Even aside from that, many deodorants also include antiperspirants which are also not good for you, from what I've read. I use all natural deodorant... a mix of a roll on that smells like lemongrass and grapefruit and a solid bar that smells like patchouli. The smell isn't as long lasting as traditional deodorants, but it irritates my skin less and it has less nasty chemicals overall.
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Post by: Lines on 10 Oct 2012, 11:32
Researching Ponies and making websites about them. Oh dear.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 10 Oct 2012, 12:28
I've heard that antiperspirant isn't very good for your body, but I hate so much to sweat under my arms and it happens pretty much constantly without antiperspirant, no matter how recently I've showered or how cold it is.
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Post by: Edith on 10 Oct 2012, 12:32
I think the link between Aluminium and Alzheimer's is thoroughly debunked.

Yay! Good to know, in case I ever start wearing deodorant again!
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Post by: LTK on 10 Oct 2012, 14:34
It's not all deodorant that tends to carry aluminum, it's antiperspirant. Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium_chlorohydrate) tells me that the relevant compound has only been weakly associated with Alzheimer's disease. Strangely, they provide no further mention of its neurotoxicity, although it is explained in the article on Antiperspirant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiperspirant#Aluminium_chloride_neurotoxicity).

Interestingly, they mention that armpit hair plays a role in preventing body odour, because sweat trickles down the hairs instead of remaining on the skin, and it's harder for bacteria to grow on hair than on skin.

So, uh, random thoughts? Nametags are useful. Why doesn't everyone wear nametags, all the time?
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Post by: Zingoleb on 10 Oct 2012, 14:39
I would have to fill that nametag up until it was impossible to read much of anything.
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Post by: LTK on 10 Oct 2012, 14:42
No reason you can't have multiple nametags. Put one on your back with the name you provide for people you don't like.
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Post by: Carl-E on 10 Oct 2012, 19:25
I think the link between Aluminium and Alzheimer's is thoroughly debunked.

Nevertheless, everyone I know got rid of all their aluminum cookwear...  you still see some at yard sales and the like, no one seems to want it. 

The only aluminum pan we still use is teflon-lined.  I gather there's some debate about the health effects of that, as well...
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Post by: Redball on 10 Oct 2012, 19:56
Didn't it react with some acidic foods?
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Post by: Carl-E on 10 Oct 2012, 22:18
Always.  Never leave anything tomato-based in an aluminum pan...
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Post by: pwhodges on 10 Oct 2012, 23:32
Cleans them up nicely.
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Post by: Lines on 11 Oct 2012, 05:22
So, uh, random thoughts? Nametags are useful. Why doesn't everyone wear nametags, all the time?

My actual name would rarely make an appearance on my name tag. I don't like it when strangers come up, read my badge, and call me by my name, it's creepy. Yes, it'd be convenient, but mostly creepy.
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Post by: nekowafer on 11 Oct 2012, 05:32
Yeah I would have a nickname on mine. It's pointless putting my real first name on anything as no one would be able to pronounce it properly, and I would just be annoyed by all the really bad attempts.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 11 Oct 2012, 06:48
Ugh, I hate people knowing my name when I don't know who they are. I used to prefer the days when I forgot my name badge (they were company issued and required) and I could wear one of the spares. We should definitely not wear name tags all the time, people just need to be less embarassed about saying "I'm afraid I don't remember your name". I have often forgotten the names of my relatives and ex-partners so it isn't like it's an indication of how little I care about the person.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 11 Oct 2012, 10:19
The only aluminum pan we still use is teflon-lined.  I gather there's some debate about the health effects of that, as well...


Why does everyone hate teflon? I was poking around forums where people had asked for advice re: wedding registries and everyone and their mother was squawking about how it's basically the most vile substance on the planet.



But I fucking love teflon and registered for a shitload of it. Is it going to kill me?
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Post by: pwhodges on 11 Oct 2012, 10:24
No.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 11 Oct 2012, 10:28
Woohoo!
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 11 Oct 2012, 10:35
Apparently (one of) the only thing(s) that gecko cannot stick to.
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Post by: nekowafer on 11 Oct 2012, 10:49
Teflon makes great body jewelry as well.
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Post by: Lines on 11 Oct 2012, 11:37
You have to handwash teflon, but it's not hard to clean and it's non-stick. I don't like stuff (especially cheese) sticking to my pans. Though non-teflon coated ones have their uses, too, and I like having a mixture of both. I want a cast iron skillet, but glasstop stoves do not mix well with cast iron skillets.
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Post by: Edith on 11 Oct 2012, 11:39
I believe it does kill birds, though, so if you have or want pet birds, it's kind of a bad idea.
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Post by: Lines on 11 Oct 2012, 11:40
Cats and birds sounds like a bad idea. I'll stick with cats and teflon.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 11 Oct 2012, 11:45
I prefer glassware, myself.

Teflon is safe when used correctly, but it's pretty easy to fuck up, from what I've gathered - especially if you use metal in it, which is a huuuuge no-no.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 11 Oct 2012, 12:05
I think my frying pan is teflon-coated, and I have managed to scratch it which I believe is a Bad Thing. Frankly I do lots of bad things.
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Post by: Gnomes2169 on 11 Oct 2012, 14:29
I prefer glassware, myself.

Teflon is safe when used correctly, but it's pretty easy to fuck up, from what I've gathered - especially if you use metal in it, which is a huuuuge no-no.
So what you are telling me is that I shouldn't cook metal? Dang it. How am I supposed to feed my robot now?
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Post by: LTK on 11 Oct 2012, 14:34
Ugh, I hate people knowing my name when I don't know who they are. I used to prefer the days when I forgot my name badge (they were company issued and required) and I could wear one of the spares. We should definitely not wear name tags all the time, people just need to be less embarassed about saying "I'm afraid I don't remember your name". I have often forgotten the names of my relatives and ex-partners so it isn't like it's an indication of how little I care about the person.
But if everyone wears nametags, then someone can't know your name without you also knowing theirs. I'd just like to be able to address people I don't know as something other than 'hey you'.
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Post by: Lines on 11 Oct 2012, 14:39
That encourages laziness when it comes to memorizing things, though. Like I seriously only have 2 phone numbers memorized since I got a cell phone - mine and my mom's. Everyone else's I struggle with. Memorizing names is really hard, yes, but how offended would you be if EVERYONE had to look at a nametag in order to remember your name? Not just a few people, literally everyone. I'd be annoyed.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 11 Oct 2012, 14:46
No, it's not that I want to know their name - I want to know them as a person and find out whether I can trust them with my name. It is a gut feeling thing. My name is key to who I am and I don't want to just give it out to people.
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Post by: Redball on 11 Oct 2012, 15:22
No, it's not that I want to know their name - I want to know them as a person and find out whether I can trust them with my name. It is a gut feeling thing. My name is key to who I am and I don't want to just give it out to people.
Interesting. Although women have good reason to withhold name, phone, address, the way you put it evokes a more primitive concern, akin to people who resent having their picture taken. And these lyrics from "The Naming of Cats":

But above and beyond there's still one name left over
And that is the name that you never will guess
The name that no human research can discover
But the cat himself knows, and will never confess
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Post by: Barmymoo on 11 Oct 2012, 15:54
Oh it's not in any way connected to anything that would mean women have more reason to conceal their name than men (I've never felt more threatened than men - probably because I know that men are more likely to be attacked by strangers than women are, and I don't feel at risk from anyone I know). It's definitely more primitive.
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Post by: snalin on 11 Oct 2012, 16:33
it's 1:30AM, and I'm doing an assignment that's due tomorrow! At two! Yay!

The random thought is that I'm applying Bland's rule (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bland's_rule) a lot, and maybe prof. Bland went to all of the raves and danced with his shirt off, his name is still Bland, so everybody that he introduces himself to must expect him to be boring.
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Post by: Papersatan on 11 Oct 2012, 16:40
May, that makes sense to me.  I always thought that name tags were not just a convenience for customers, but a power symbol.  Knowing my name means you have power over me and can force me to engage in a situation on a personal level.  A simple ma'am or 'you there' or 'hey' can't do that.  It is especially apparent when it is one way, but even in situations when both parties wear name tags it increases the power difference.  For instance in a retail situation, even when your store manager wears a name tag, when he calls you by name, even though you know he has no idea who you are, but is just reading your tag, there is something about that the reaffirms your position int he power structure.  It does not work in the reverse, because he knows you know who he is. 
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Post by: Redball on 11 Oct 2012, 17:04
I googled on name tags and pecking order and dominance and found observations. I suspect there's research about it as well, but I didn't find it.
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Post by: LTK on 11 Oct 2012, 17:40
No, it's not that I want to know their name - I want to know them as a person and find out whether I can trust them with my name. It is a gut feeling thing. My name is key to who I am and I don't want to just give it out to people.
I guess I just don't see it that way, given that your name is just a collection of syllables chosen by your parents because they need something to refer to you by.

Although that reminds me of another random thought I had: How much does your name impact your life? Do people have prejudices connected to certain names, causing them to treat people with these names in a certain way? Do these prejudices shape the behavior of those with the prejudiced names in such a way that their personality starts to be linked with their name?
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Post by: Papersatan on 11 Oct 2012, 17:44
yes.  There are studies, I will try to find, which show that in the US having a "black" name means you get chosen less for job interviews even if you have and identical resume to someone with a "white" name. 
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Post by: nekowafer on 11 Oct 2012, 17:47
It makes me think of the "true name" thing in a lot of fantasy novels. For example, Dresden Files. If you know the true name of a being - human or otherwise - you have power over it.
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Post by: jwhouk on 11 Oct 2012, 18:07
Naming something does not give you power over it.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 11 Oct 2012, 18:11
Actually, that's not entirely true. The moment a name is put to something, whether that's someone's actual name, nickname, a social movement or sexual preference, it changes the perceived nature of it. In that sense it very much does.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 11 Oct 2012, 21:00
It makes me think that oftentimes, the only people who say "I don't believe in labels, we're all just people" are usually white/cisgender/straight/men.
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Post by: Carl-E on 11 Oct 2012, 21:51
Peoples is peoples.   (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQgfgB-vgT0)
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 12 Oct 2012, 01:15
8:00 o'clock, kid is singing Bob the builder.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 12 Oct 2012, 04:58
Even the Bible recognises this power - God brings each animal to Adam to name, and gives him dominion over them. Then he presents Woman to Adam to name, and does the same... or at least, not in my interpretation he doesn't. But that passage is what people point to when they say that men should have control of their wives. Adam named woman and in doing so, became her master.

LTK, parents choose names usually after a great deal of thought. It is part of a process which shapes the upbringing of a child, in turn shaping his or her personality. The longer you live with a name, the more it comes to symbolise you. That's why teasing and name-calling can be so upsetting, and why people change their names if they don't think it fits who they see themselves as.
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Post by: pwhodges on 12 Oct 2012, 05:18
The moment a name is put to something, whether that's someone's actual name, nickname, a social movement or sexual preference, it changes the perceived nature of it.

This is why children's use of nicknames can be so hurtful.  I was always glad that name doesn't lend itself to any of the usual means of forming a nickname.

(I'm sure I wrote this before - but I seem not to have saved it...)
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 12 Oct 2012, 05:31
My birth name is Richard - guess what fun people had with that!




Actually, it became Pilchard. I have no idea why.
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Post by: nekowafer on 12 Oct 2012, 05:45
My name and the misspelling and mispronunciation of it has really shaped who I am. I can remember that in high-school, having a guy learn how to pronounce and spell my name properly was very exciting to me. If my name was Mary, this would not have been the case.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 12 Oct 2012, 06:14
Cats and birds sounds like a bad idea. I'll stick with cats and teflon.

Ha! Yes, I agree with this.

Funny bird story- Nick wanted a sun conure for the longest time. I was not keen on the idea (hello expensive and creepy pet). However, I knew that this thing would really make him happy and he promised that it would be his pet and he would take care of it completely. He bought the bird, I started to ease up around it after a day or so, decided that I'd let it perch on my fingers. It decided that my fingers were not good enough. Started to walk up my arm. I start laughing nervously. It sits on my shoulder, I tense up. It makes its way to the top of my head. I burst into tears.

I have no idea why*, but apparently I can not deal with birds on top of my head.

Needless to say, Nick decided that the birdie had to go and we sold it.


*Although I have a sneaking suspicion that it might have something to do with the pigeon that practically flew into my head when I lived in Manhattan. I was downtown near 14th street and it was windy and busy as all hell. I felt something on my head and went to brush off what I thought was a plastic bag (i have no idea) and touched a bunch of feathers. Not worthy of tears at the time, but maybe my brain formed some bizarre connection and now birds=bad.



yes.  There are studies, I will try to find, which show that in the US having a "black" name means you get chosen less for job interviews even if you have and identical resume to someone with a "white" name. 

That's disgusting. First of all- it's ignorant all the way around. Secondly- people usually don't choose their own names, so why should they be punished for something done by someone else?

What really makes me shake my head are the people who think that it's a good idea to name their kid "Princess" or "Sparkle" (I've actually met children with both of those names). Why do parents feel the need to give their kids names that are going to be completely ridiculous when they reach adulthood? They're not pets, they're people.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 12 Oct 2012, 06:24
Prejudice isn't usually about punishment. The employers probably don't even realise that they are making that discriminatory judgment based on the names of the applicants, they simply have a gut feeling about their suitability and don't investigate it. When you have a huge stack of applications to get through for one vacancy, I don't think anyone would spend twenty minutes self-examining for each one, even if they might be better off doing so. That doesn't make it ok, of course.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 12 Oct 2012, 06:56
After some thought, I guess you do have a point.

May, I can't remember if I told you about that unfortunate nickname I picked up my first day out of training at my workplace. I'm still fighting it to this day.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 12 Oct 2012, 07:02
Don't think so - is it awful?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 12 Oct 2012, 07:12
Also think about this in an educational setting. Say you have a name that is hard to pronounce and instead of learning how to say it, they ask if they can call you something different and just go ahead and do so. It kind of just strips your identity away and is quite frankly just rude. I mean, I always apologize when I know I'm going to get someone's name wrong and take the time to learn how to say it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 12 Oct 2012, 08:20
Even worse is when they know they are pronouncing it wrong and keep doing so, making no effort to learn the right way. Personally, I'd rather have someone ask if they can call me something else because they are having trouble instead of making it seem as though my real name is pronounced the wrong way. But I agree- it should be something mutually agreed upon, not just decided by the offending party.

As a teacher, you'd think that they would be more sensitive to things like that. I had some REALLY difficult names to learn while I was student teaching, but I just had to rise to the challenge. It's hard to get someone to like you if you can't say their name right.....
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Post by: pwhodges on 12 Oct 2012, 10:07
It's easier washing up after cooking without fat.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 12 Oct 2012, 10:11
So true - my fat keeps getting between me and the sink...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Oct 2012, 10:58
When I moved to Tennessee, I had the weirdest time with people mispronouncing my name (as I was going by the time - Ed).

"So what's yore name?"
"Uh, Ed."
"Adam?"
"No, Ed."
"Adam."
"No, Ey-uhd."
"Oh EYUHD! Well why dint'cha say so?"

this happened often.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 12 Oct 2012, 11:11
For some reason, I've derived some semi-twisted enjoyment out of the anticipation of seeing a professor just stop during the initial attendance class. "okay, Nicholas S-... Uhmmm......"
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 12 Oct 2012, 11:11
Very few people have ever spelled my first name right (Lindsey) and almost nobody ever says my last name right. Like to the point when people would ask for our last names for reservations, my mom always said "Harris" instead, because it's how most people mispronounced it. Like I'm pleasantly surprised if someone reads it and pronounces it correctly the first time.

Also my mom's name is Jo. I don't know why most people don't seem to understand that the female version is spelled Jo and only the male version is spelled Joe. Jo is an extremely popular name from my mom's generation, but just as many people her age misspell it as do the younger people. It's not that hard of a name. Mine, I can understand, because there's a bajillion different spellings (Lindsay, Lyndsie, etc.) but come on now. It's just Jo.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 12 Oct 2012, 11:28
I have to admit that I do derive some pleasure from seeing how badly people fuck up my name, both in pronunciation and spelling. They'll even spell it wrong when it's spelled out right in front of them.

Elesia, not Elsie, or Elise, or Lisa, or Alicia, or Annalise. I do understand that it's not a common name but jeez put just a little effort into it.
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Post by: jwhouk on 12 Oct 2012, 14:18
Don't think so - is it awful?

Well, not in the grand scheme of things. What's most unfortunate is that it has become a slang term for defecation.
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Post by: Asterus on 12 Oct 2012, 14:45
... Gangnam Style really needs to stop popping up everywhere. While it's great that people are expanding their horizons, associating KPop as a genre with "That music video with the crazy dance" is somewhat detrimental. It'd be like if all non-english speaking countries constantly played Tenacious D's "Tribute" or Tobuscus' "Dramatic Song" unironically because they thought the video was cool.
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Post by: pwhodges on 12 Oct 2012, 15:51
Very few people have ever spelled my first name right (Lindsey) and almost nobody ever says my last name right.

Lindsey is what I would expect as a first name.  Your last name I've never seen elsewhere, but my first guess would be to say it rather like Americans tend to say my name.
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Post by: Lines on 12 Oct 2012, 17:26
Lindsey is what I would expect as a first name.  Your last name I've never seen elsewhere, but my first guess would be to say it rather like Americans tend to say my name.

It's Hargis, but people tend to skip the G (Harris), skip the R (Haggis), or use a soft G instead of a hard G (not like gel, but like go). How is Hodges pronounced in England?
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Post by: valley_parade on 12 Oct 2012, 18:37
You'd be surprised how easily messed up a three letter last name is, but like, no one EVER says mine correctly.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Oct 2012, 18:42
People would get my mother's last name (Candelaria) wrong pretty consistently. My favourite once was where some asked for "Miss Candy-Lala".
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Post by: Redball on 12 Oct 2012, 19:00
You'd be surprised how easily messed up a three letter last name is, but like, no one EVER says mine correctly.
And a four-letter word. It's my habit to introduce my last name as "Ball, B-A-double-L"
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Post by: Redball on 12 Oct 2012, 19:56
And a two-letter word: Ng? Apparently pronounced as "ing.'

But I really wanted to see my 1,000th post.
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Post by: Lines on 12 Oct 2012, 21:53
You'd be surprised how easily messed up a three letter last name is, but like, no one EVER says mine correctly.

Is it Boo-Ah or Bwa or something else?
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Post by: nekowafer on 12 Oct 2012, 23:34
Oh man I smell so freaking good right now.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Oct 2012, 23:38
Pics or it...didn't...

...dammit, internet, you only immerse two of my senses! I demand more! More! More! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6ZZaHhs7ic)
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Post by: pwhodges on 13 Oct 2012, 00:23
How is Hodges pronounced in England?

Plural of Hodge: "hojjiz".  It's just that the short "o" sound, as in "odd" or "pop", often sounds like the a of "ar" when said by Americans.  Your name suffers from the fact that hard or soft g is not clearly defined by the following vowel.  I wrongly guessed "gi" as in "Gillian", not as in "gift".
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Post by: Barmymoo on 13 Oct 2012, 01:15
What complicates that, Paul, is that I believe many American Gills do use a hard G for their name!

I also would have said Hargis with a soft g. However, I was very confused about that being your name until I went on facebook and discovered why.
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Post by: jwhouk on 13 Oct 2012, 06:03
Only reason why I'd misspell "Lindsey" is because I'm thinking "Lindsay", which is my cousin's daughter's name.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 13 Oct 2012, 06:52
I changed my name on fb because I didn't want students looking for me on there. But then I never felt like changing it back... Lindsasaurus Rex is so much more fun.
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Post by: Welu on 13 Oct 2012, 07:08
I've been sort of wanting to delete my Facebook page for a while and make a new one using Welu T. Dixon (how I go online), then only add internet friends and close tangible friends who either already know about the name or I don't mind if they do.
I don't want to just change the name, I kind of want to disassociate from that account. There's nothing dodgy or embarrassing but I just get the urge to restart once in a while.
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Post by: Papersatan on 13 Oct 2012, 07:28
Plural of Hodge: "hojjiz".  It's just that the short "o" sound, as in "odd" or "pop", often sounds like the a of "ar" when said by Americans.  Your name suffers from the fact that hard or soft g is not clearly defined by the following vowel.  I wrongly guessed "gi" as in "Gillian", not as in "gift".

See I would have said it that way, but perhaps you would still have heard an 'a'.  I am afraid the way I say 'odd' might sound like an 'a' to your ears, squishing vowels into the back of my mouth is the main trait of my accent which results in a lot of  o's sounding like a's.  In Rochester we used to say that you could tell who was not from there by how they said the city name.  It is not R'o'chester, it is Raaahchester. real nasal on the 'aaah'
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Post by: Carl-E on 13 Oct 2012, 08:37
The nasal "a" is really common in northeast cities.  I lived in "Baahfalo" for several years, and found the same in Cleveland, Boston, and Trenton.  Once you start getting away from the population centers. it mellows considerably.  The exception seems to be NYC, which has its own accents. 

I don't use my last name online mainly so that students don't find me. 
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Post by: Carl-E on 13 Oct 2012, 08:53
Google don't seem to like punctuation - searching for Carl-E yields a lot of people named Carle.  Putting quotes around it just gives Carls with middle initial E. 

This makes me happy. 


Well, relieved. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 13 Oct 2012, 09:58
The only thing my name comes up to do with me is a LinkedIn profile that I think I only logged in to so I could unsubscribe, but only for my nickname. I checked image search too to see and there's one pic of me from an abandoned MySpace account.
I tried my email to see if anything comes up, my dA account did so I got rid of the reference to it there. The rest were all the song title I took for my email. Happy enough with that.

Edit: The first result to do with me for just "Welu" is my dA page on page 3.
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Post by: Papersatan on 13 Oct 2012, 10:07
Before I was married I was on the first page of search results.  But 'King' is far more common than my maiden name was and now I have to go pages and pages before I find a result that is me.  I used to have most of the first two pages for "papersatan" though.  There is a band called "Rock, Paper, Satan" and they are edging me out.
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Post by: celticgeek on 13 Oct 2012, 10:41
Searching "celticgeek" on Yahoo generates ten pages of results, some of which are me, but most of which are advertisements of some sort. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 13 Oct 2012, 10:48
I just Googled pwhodges, and 9/10 on the first page are me, 9/10 on the second page,  9/10 on the third page, and 2/10 on the fourth.  That's as far as I went.  Now you can see a selection of the other forums I visit!
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Post by: nekowafer on 13 Oct 2012, 13:00
Pics or it...didn't...

...dammit, internet, you only immerse two of my senses! I demand more! More! More! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6ZZaHhs7ic)

Just imagine patchouli and orange and other citrus fruits plus a little strawberry. Fruity as hell. Needs more patchouli but I can't find the specific type I like anywhere. Sadface.

If you google my first and last name, I show up as most of the results on the first 5 pages. It's annoying and I don't like it. I deleted my MySpace account for this very reason, but for some reason it is still showing up. I also have my facebook mostly privatized but I still manage to show up on there as well.

There are also a bunch of pictures that show up of me. Damn it.

Just my first name yields nothing, thankfully, not that anyone could spell it to search for me anyway...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 13 Oct 2012, 13:21
It seems like the top reason to google your own name has changed from vanity to paranoia. Although keep in mind that your google results are not necessarily someone else's google results. Except for Paul's, he's apparently omnipresent.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 13 Oct 2012, 13:23
When I Google myself I always use IE, because I don't use that for my normal web browsing/Google accounts.  That minimizes the tailored results it shows.  It will still be targeting based on location at the very least.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 13 Oct 2012, 13:26
Having my name be Stephen King makes Googling my name hilariously unproductive for most people.
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Post by: Papersatan on 13 Oct 2012, 13:32
If I search "Stephen King" while logged into Google it gives me your bio on the right with the author's under that and G+ posts by you are 2 of the top 3 results. :)

Some people are freaked out by tailored search results, I find them terrifically helpful most of the time.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 13 Oct 2012, 13:33
That's why I said most! You interact with multiple versions of my account every day and that's going to help tailor your google searches.
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Post by: Papersatan on 13 Oct 2012, 13:42
Mmm, I'll interact with versions of your account alright.
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Post by: nekowafer on 13 Oct 2012, 13:55
JEEZ GUYS GET A CHATROOM ALREADY
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Post by: Barmymoo on 13 Oct 2012, 14:08
When I google myself, only one result is me - of course it is the first one, being that I am a good daughter of web designers and built a website which appeals to the Googlemonster. Sadly it is horribly out of date. My facebook page doesn't appear even when I search for it under my FB name.
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Post by: jwhouk on 13 Oct 2012, 15:34
Only two of the top 10 are me. Amazingly, there's a college hockey player for UMass-Lowell with my name.

Now, if you go with "jwhouk"... All 10 are me.


EDIT: Of course, that shouldn't surprise me or anyone, since I've been "jwhouk" on the web since 1993-94.
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Post by: Castlerook on 13 Oct 2012, 15:43
I googled my real name.
Took me 8 pages to find a link that was connected to me, an old twitter account I shut down years ago.
The rest of the links were about architects and a student who discovered several shark species  :-D

I also googled theevildog....you can guess what came up on the first page...
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Post by: jwhouk on 13 Oct 2012, 15:44
Oh, yeah, four of the top 10 hits for "jwhouk" were QC-related. I'm not obsessed, am I?
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 13 Oct 2012, 15:59
There's a phenomenon called "bait shyness", in which animals who recover from poisoning will avoid eating the poisoned food again.

Humans have a conditioned reflex to avoid toxicity. It's so powerful that it can misfire. To this day, my wife comes close to vomiting when she smells the brand of soap used in the bathroom at the chemo clinic. Her body "knows" that being around that scent means being poisoned and it reacts protectively.

So why doesn't this work with alcohol? Why don't hangovers train the body to throw up at the smell of booze?
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Post by: Papersatan on 13 Oct 2012, 16:07
Some people get an aversion to certain kinds.  I won't drink southern comfort.  the only two times I drank it I threw up later that night.

I think the hangover might be too far removed from the drinking to trigger it.  I threw up while still drunk and could taste the Soco which made the two connected for me. 
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Post by: Carl-E on 13 Oct 2012, 16:12
Exactly.  The pleasure sensations that happens that evening get associated with the drink, the hangover is the next day's issue.  Although getting sick on a drink that evening can have that effect, as noted. 

____________________

The first three hits when I google my real name are from ratemyprofessor.com.  I hate that site. 

The fourth is a photo of my great grandfather, for whom I was named, from a genealogy website.  I never met the man - he died, age 93, five years before I was born. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 13 Oct 2012, 17:02
I drank an entire bottle of Bailey's in one sitting and haven't been able to drink it since. The smell alone makes me nauseous. I couldn't drink tequila for the longest time either. Still can't, unless it's disguised VERY well. Used to enjoy tequila sunrises WAY too much.


re: Googling-

My name in quotes is alllllll me. Most of those stupid directory things, some of them on ModelMayhem from years ago. lepetitfromage is me sometimes, but there are over 12,000 results and I've only used this name for 5 years or so- definitely not all me lol
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Post by: Papersatan on 13 Oct 2012, 18:53
We have had two bottles of bailys forever, we are down to one.  I bought them for a birthday party where I made an "old Gregg" cake and chocolate shoes to drink baileys from.  I drink it only when I am buzzed and we are out of other liquor and I want to be drunker. 
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 13 Oct 2012, 20:03
With my real name, Google's first page has my LinkedIn and Twitter; page two has my Pinterest and Google+. Apparently my name is a little more common than it seems in day-to-day. Searching for bainidhe, 3 first page results and 4 second page results are actually me. "bainidhe dub" only gives 2 results that are me in the first three pages. I think I used to come up a lot more, or maybe it's just the targeted search...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 14 Oct 2012, 02:34
Some people get an aversion to certain kinds.  I won't drink southern comfort.  the only two times I drank it I threw up later that night.

I think the hangover might be too far removed from the drinking to trigger it.  I threw up while still drunk and could taste the Soco which made the two connected for me. 
You'd be surprised how far removed the nausea can be from the initial food intake. I think it can be as long as 24 hours, if not more. It's an extremely robust evolutionary adaptation; the negative association can last as long as decades without being reinforced beyond the first time.

Why it doesn't happen with alcohol is puzzling. There's probably a habituation element involved, where your brain learns that it's okay to be nauseous after drinking alcohol, since you do it so often, so it must be for a good reason. Except, the nausea reflex also happens when you've gotten sick from eating something that you eat every day, so the association still happens if you're used to the food. Yeah, I don't understand either.
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 14 Oct 2012, 08:53
Also, the body should recognize ethanol as a poison if it's consumed at high doses.
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Post by: LTK on 14 Oct 2012, 09:49
Oh wait, I think I got it. You see, the body can only defend against organisms and foreign organic molecules that are harmful to it, but it has no immune response to simple chemicals. Food poisoning is almost always bacterial or viral in nature, which means the body can mount an immune response to it. The immune system signals the brain via the gut nervous system that something is wrong, and the brain recalls what it tasted or smelled most recently, and tells you "Don't eat that." Regardless of whether it's usually poisonous or not; the brain nor the body makes that distinction.

This doesn't work for alcohol, because there's no immune response to it. Instead, alcohol goes directly from the stomach into the blood, and to the brain, where it starts wrecking shit, and then the brain induces nausea because it, and not the body, is sick. Which is why it doesn't create a lasting negative association: it's not using the proper pathways. Sneaky bastard, that alcohol.
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Post by: Gnomes2169 on 15 Oct 2012, 09:17
Well damn, when I search my name I get myself, my grandfather and my great grandfather.  :-\ Didn't think that my name was that unique... in fact, one of the results was the White Pages, where it shows that I'm the only living person with my first and last name... I'm also apparently the only person with my username on the internet.

...

Suddenly I feel so very unique and the warm fuzzy feeling of being this individual is slowly fading into an odd sense of fear at being the only one with my name and people finding me strange because of it...
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 15 Oct 2012, 09:41
I'm apparently a famous hairdresser and the CEO of Lloyds. Why was I not informed and where are my bonuses?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 15 Oct 2012, 09:45
Huh. Apparently I died twelve years ago (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0039049/).
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Post by: Gnomes2169 on 15 Oct 2012, 10:10
So what's the afterlife like? And how are you liking being a zombie?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 15 Oct 2012, 10:14
Don't be silly. Zombies have no souls, so you can't ask them what the afterlife is like.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 15 Oct 2012, 11:31
Does something have to have a soul before you can ask it a question? What about chatbots?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 15 Oct 2012, 11:51
I think the point was that with no soul they would be in not position to comment on the afterlife.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 15 Oct 2012, 23:09
It seems like the world I remember before, only I get erections now. Death has been a strange experience so far.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 16 Oct 2012, 10:34
I kinda want one of these (http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/f23d/), specifically Catwoman.

(http://www.thinkgeek.com/images/products/zoom/f23d_heroine_zentai_bodysuit.jpg)

It might look awful, but...Catwoman.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 16 Oct 2012, 10:57
Why is it that I always look at the ceiling while buttoning my pants?

So you won't make eye contact with them?

So uh now I think of this every time I button or unbutton my pants
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Post by: idontunderstand on 16 Oct 2012, 13:01
Theory: The reason you're looking up is because you pull in your stomach by breathing in before you button them. It's kind of uncomfortable to tilt your chin that much and breathe in at the same time. /theory
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 16 Oct 2012, 13:06
I think it is because looking up would elongate your torso, achieving/complementing the breathing in thing and making buttoning easier.  The same way one tends to put mascara on with the mouth opened.  As much as non make up wearers like to make fun of that, and it is possible to not do it, it helps elongate your face and keep your cheeks/eyebrows out of the way.
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Post by: idontunderstand on 16 Oct 2012, 13:07
Ah yeah, didn't think of that.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 16 Oct 2012, 14:11
Makes sense... it's weird that I've never consciously noticed it though.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: VonKleist on 17 Oct 2012, 03:47
Hmpff.. I want to go to the cafeteria but the university seems to have accepted a million new students and there is no room to breath
And the next place is all the way down the street #firstworldproblems

Also, guy across from me in the library, stop mumbeling to yourself, that´s fucking creepy and stop tisking or making any other sounds with your mouth. And while I´m at it your cardigan is super tacky.

Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 17 Oct 2012, 17:50
Upon reflection, it's kinda sad that I enjoy songs that are sung by a computer program in a language I'm not fluent in more than songs from my own country that are apparently loved by millions. And of 6 presets available in my car for radio stations, I find myself mostly on the 1 canadian channel over the 5 local stations.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 17 Oct 2012, 17:55
So uh now I think of this every time I button or unbutton my pants
I wondered for years why young women entered an office looking down at their front.
I think it was a prurient curiosity.
But the real reason might turn out to resemble why I look down at my fly or put a fingertip on the fly zipper, hopefully at the top of the track, when coming out of the bathroom.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 18 Oct 2012, 00:48
Oh yes, I always check for undone buttons when I enter a room (or actually just before normally). The blouse I'm wearing today has come undone twice, both times when I was in my room alone thankfully. It is not worth risking. At least a fly is reasonably unnoticable, but a blouse really is quite obvious.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 18 Oct 2012, 01:03
A friend of mine always checks his fly as he walks out to give a lecture; it's rather obvious, sadly, and we laugh about it sometimes...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 18 Oct 2012, 05:16
In the last 10 years, I find my fly unzipped hours after I left the house. I once conducted a meeting of the board of my nonprofit and noticed later it had been unzipped. I joked about it at the next meeting. I've told staff members they can feel free to tell me if it's unzipped -- it is a senior services center, after all -- and I used to chastise Clara for letting me out of the house unzipped. She never noticed. The only appearance kind of thing she noticed was my failure to notice when she came back from the hairdresser.
Apparently May's right; an open fly isn't very noticeable, as long as it doesn't gape.
And about women looking down: The milliprurient thought was that they were taking roll call, making sure both breasts were present and accounted for. The microprurient? That they were properly perky.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 18 Oct 2012, 05:17
I often check buttons and zippers to make sure everything is closed. I'm rather fidgety though, so I feel like few people notice it. I also always fix my bra straps before I go to talk to anyone because they are always falling down, and it seems rude to fix them in front of someone higher on the food chain than I am.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 18 Oct 2012, 05:31
I honestly think that women don't consider their own breasts in that way - obviously I would be alarmed if one fell off or something, but I can feel it hasn't just like I can feel my arms are still attached. And perky? Definitely an outside-observer concern. Aerial views don't represent what someone else sees anyway.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 18 Oct 2012, 05:54
I hope women wouldn't look down at themselves as men might, especially those of us known to laughingly leer, sometimes sexualize and optimistically objectify.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 18 Oct 2012, 07:00
My wife is usually looking for her phone.  Sometimes her lighter, or a large bill she stashed away...

She calls it her "vault", though I prefer "storage chest"   :-D :roll: :wink:
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 18 Oct 2012, 07:05
Shirts with high necks annoy me and make me feel like I'm suffocating but too low and it can get inappropriate. I look down at my chest occasionally to ensure that my top hasn't slipped down enough to violate work dress code.



As for perkiness.....sometimes I am definitely guilty of checking that. Of course, not by looking down- a sideways glance in the mirror is much more helpful. Not because I care what anyone else thinks, but because sometimes it's just nice to check yourself out! Maybe it's shallow, but if it makes you feel good about yourself then I don't see the harm in it. They are one two of the features that I've never had any issues with. :-P
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 18 Oct 2012, 07:17
a sideways glance in the mirror is much more helpful. Not because I care what anyone else thinks, but because sometimes it's just nice to check yourself out! Maybe it's shallow, but if it makes you feel good about yourself then I don't see the harm in it.

Or a shop window.  Yes, some of us men do it too, but we're checking other things...

"I can see my shoes again - am I actually looking thinner? or is it just hanging lower over the belt...?"
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 18 Oct 2012, 07:33
I keep things in the gap part of ballgowns when I go to a ball - phone and keys, or perhaps college ID.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 18 Oct 2012, 07:39
May, you are so much classier than I am.

Quote
I keep things in the gap part of ballgowns my bra when I go to a ball bar - phone and keys, ID.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 18 Oct 2012, 07:40
There are gaps in ballgowns? (http://dresdencodak.com/2012/09/26/dark-science-21/)
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 18 Oct 2012, 07:42
That link just returns a server not found error.
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Post by: Carl-E on 18 Oct 2012, 07:48
Sorry, bad paste.  Fixed. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 18 Oct 2012, 08:24
I did actually write a long explanation of what I meant but I decided everyone would know anyway. Clearly not! When you wear a strapless gown, it necessarily clings quite tightly both above and below the breasts (so that it doesn't fall off). This creates a cavity in the middle, because the fabric is stretched across the widest parts in all directions but since breasts are curved and separate they don't fill the entire space. So in the middle there is a gap.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 18 Oct 2012, 08:42
I can't hide things in the boob area of anything because I don't have enough boob to fit anything in without it being noticeable. This gets annoying when I want to dress up but still need to carry ID and cellphone.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 18 Oct 2012, 09:14
Senior prom, the dress I wore had a corset-like bodice and I was fascinated by the "gap" and proceeded to shove as many cell phones and wallets I could find down my dress. (My friends gave these things to me, I didn't steal them! Also they encouraged it.) I think I got 5 or 6 cell phones, a couple of keys, and a wallet. That sounds like a lot, but not really, because it wasn't laced tightly as it had a halter, so the gap was kind of big. But it was kind of funny getting everything back OUT.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 18 Oct 2012, 12:37
Girlfriend of mine used to use the gap in her rubber dress to hold her beer while she lighted her cigarette. It was a sophisticated time, to be sure.

I wish I had pictures.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 18 Oct 2012, 15:18
That sounds AWESOME. I really wish there were pics...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 18 Oct 2012, 15:42
When I am drunk I hold drinks between my boobs. This is great in hot bars/parties/clubs. It is a convenient, cooling, logical place to store them.  Other people think it is funny and since I usually have a drink with a straw people love the novelty of drinking from a drink held this way.  Which is great, unless a group of friends finishes your drink for you while giggling about it.   
mah drink gettin' stole...
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ZQ-OTCMfHE8/TklCmWKiDqI/AAAAAAAABcc/al1gKK1FJGg/s720/294024_235643899805727_100000803554903_605728_4589549_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 01 Nov 2012, 12:36
Sometimes I wonder what cultural reference I am, and if I'm actually obscure enough to warrant my title. Then I walk outside and gleefully kill little children's hopes and dreams. I think I might need some help.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 01 Nov 2012, 23:43
I'd be happy to help you kill little children's hopes and dreams. 


Wait, that's not what you meant? 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 02 Nov 2012, 00:20
Before then it was run on pure pretension and rage.

And Tommy's libido

Sometimes during open mic I wonder what would happen if I just flipped out on somebody and kicked them out for "ruining a perfectly good song"
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 02 Nov 2012, 05:51
No, no!  After they finish, thank them for ruining that song for all of you. 

"Allright, everybody, give it up for [asshole]!  No one can ruin Eleanor Rigby like he can!" 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 04 Nov 2012, 09:06
I'd be happy to help you kill little children's hopes and dreams. 


Wait, that's not what you meant? 

Actually it sort of is... *Nervous whistling*

Apparently college students don't enjoy being woken up at 9 to the sound of a bugle. I'll be sure to do it at 8 tomorrow.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 04 Nov 2012, 09:15
Bagpipes, either.  And not even at 7.  Especially on a Sunday. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 04 Nov 2012, 10:08
They don't even like being disturbed in an A' level Chemistry lesson by a bad rendition (it always seems to be a bad renditition, never a good one) of whatever it was that they were playing when I was still at college. Ode To A Small Lump Of Green Putty I Found In My Armpit One Midsummer Morning arranged for howler monkey and angry cats, I think.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 04 Nov 2012, 11:38
A random thought from an Icelandic news service:

(background: they're just finishing up a music festival, which coincided with a wind storm notable even by Icelandic standards)

This just in from the Baggalútur news service:

"The Meterological office and Civil Protection have issued a warning due to the storm sweeping the country. Special caution is advised due to flying hipsters in the Reykjavík City Centre as a result of the Iceland Airwaves music festival. There have been several incidents of hipsters being swept into the air and blown long distances - often without being aware of it, themselves. People are being asked to be on the alert because, although hipsters are often rather small and puny, it can be painful if they they hit you on the head."
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 04 Nov 2012, 12:08
... no way ...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: idontunderstand on 04 Nov 2012, 12:56
I seriously laughed out loud at that.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 04 Nov 2012, 18:17
So it turns out me and Patrick registered on here within three days of each other back in 2005.

DUDE WE'RE FUCKING WIENER BUDDIES
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 05 Nov 2012, 02:26
And the best part is, I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO READ!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 05 Nov 2012, 06:39
I don't think I'm very good at essay writing but the lecturers like my writing style and I come up with seemingly-irrelevent-but-I-justify-them-well points so they let me get away with it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 05 Nov 2012, 09:13
Generally an instructor's more interested in whether you caan defend your point than if it's relevant. 


After all, they are/were grad students.  Arguing irrelevent points is how they got their degree...




And now all I can think of is the Goon Show, "That's not irrelevant, that's a hippopotamus!" 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 05 Nov 2012, 11:03
He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 05 Nov 2012, 11:41
Why is there a stigma against owning too many cats versus owning too many dogs? If you have too many cats, you're obviously crazy and attention starved. But apparently owning many dogs means that you have a compassionate and friendly heart.

What?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 05 Nov 2012, 11:58
It doesn't make sense to me either. The same goes for ferrets. Some people think I'm crazy for just having two.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 05 Nov 2012, 12:04
Ferrets are also fuzzy, warm and love receiving/ giving attention! They tend to have a few more anger issues if you don't give them attention early on, but then so would a dog. It's just a matter of taking care of your pets properly.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 05 Nov 2012, 12:38
Exactly. My boys are (mostly) well behaved and very sweet. And much smaller than a dog! I also have two cats and apparently four pets in total means I'm just fucking insane.

I mean, I am, but it has nothing to do with my pets.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 05 Nov 2012, 13:44
The bar is set at four? So ... two fish and two bunnies and we're at the loony bin?

Thank god a bunny passed away recently.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 06 Nov 2012, 12:21
The bar is set at four? So ... two fish and two bunnies and we're at the loony bin?

Thank god a bunny passed away recently.

No one cares about fish. :-P And bunnys are so passive that they only count as one up until the point where you get 9+. Then they count as four. Again, I have no idea why...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 06 Nov 2012, 12:35
They can be energetic little things. They can also be big, fluffy, energetic things.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: idontunderstand on 06 Nov 2012, 14:19
After my ex girlfriends rabbit was neutered, all it ever did was sit in the middle of it's um, "enclosed pasture" (can't find the right word!), and eat, once in a while. He just got paralyzed from not being able to get his rabbit-bone on. I still think of that whenever I hear about how someone's pet is about to get neutered. It's a cruel world.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 06 Nov 2012, 14:48
So, who else wants to play videogames until the winner of the election is announced? Oh, and who all voted?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: celticgeek on 06 Nov 2012, 14:51
I voted. 

Most interesting comment I have heard about the election: 

"Half of the time I think that no matter who we elect, the country will be in deep doo-doo. 
The other half of the time I think that no matter who we elect, the country will be in deep doo-doo."
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 06 Nov 2012, 14:57
I voted. I got my sticker. My sticker that tells people, "You can't judge me because I didn't vote, because I did and here's my proof."

I really want to go out and watch the election results later, but M has a really bad headache and I don't think anyone else will go with me. :(
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 06 Nov 2012, 16:01
I voted. I got my sticker. My sticker that tells people, "You can't judge me because I didn't vote, because I did and here's my proof."

I really want to go out and watch the election results later, but M has a really bad headache and I don't think anyone else will go with me. :(

Watch them online!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 06 Nov 2012, 17:31
I voted!


My favorite election day FB post?


"Election night drinking game: if Romney gets elected, drink nonstop for the next 4 years"
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 06 Nov 2012, 18:00
Watch them online!

I'm tracking it online. I just like going out though and watch people yell at the TV. Funnier than watching people yell at football. But since I'm not leaving the house, I can get drunk as shit if Romney wins and I don't even have to drive home!

And then yeah, I'm probably going to drink for the next 4 years too. Obama - keeping us sober!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 06 Nov 2012, 18:16
Im drinking and watchign coverage.  I used to have a friend who came over every election day and we watched the results live and yelled at the TV. 

I am not yelling (yet?) but I am watching the business closly.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 06 Nov 2012, 19:13
I voted.  So did my wife and my 19 year old daughter, for the first time. 

I asked the poll ladies (all retirees from the neighborhood, we all know each other by sight - one is Mrs Meier, Oscar the dachshund's owner) how the turnout was this year. 

"About twice as many as usual, so far!"   

0_o

Fuck.  In this neighborhood, that doesn't bode well for Obama. 

Or any of the democratic candidates...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 06 Nov 2012, 19:16
You're in Pennsylvania, right? I think as far as the presidential race goes, PA is projecting Obama.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 06 Nov 2012, 19:16
Thank you, Philadelphia! 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 09 Nov 2012, 10:39
Why can't I fit my fat hand in the salsa jar?!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 09 Nov 2012, 10:41
No, don't, it's a trap!  You'll get it in, and never get it out again! 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 09 Nov 2012, 11:06
Why can't I fit my fat hand in the salsa jar?!

It's a very clever conspiracy, apparently it makes the salsa easier to pour out without causing a mess, but I know better... the designers are twig-like people like myself that thought it would be funny to WATCH THE WORLD BURN.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 09 Nov 2012, 11:10
Remember how Pooh solved the problem when he got his head caught in a hunny jar.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 09 Nov 2012, 18:33
Broke it, didn't he?  Or someone did - lost all the hunny, too. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 09 Nov 2012, 20:19
Yeah, and more expensive than losing salsa.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 09 Nov 2012, 20:45
And a lot more messy. And dangerous, should there be bears about.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 09 Nov 2012, 23:40
All you have to do is turn the universe inside out, and then the salsa will be on the outside of the jar.

Sorry -- a documentary I just watched has seriously thrown my mind for a loop.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 10 Nov 2012, 01:46
Mathematical Method 2. (http://www.gksoft.com/a/fun/catch-lion.html)

Haven't thought about that in years...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 10 Nov 2012, 02:18
The Dijkstra one is brilliant; I particularly like the touch that we do not have to run the program because we already know it's correct.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 11 Nov 2012, 14:47
I don't know if it's a case of search engine bubble or if it happens for eveyone, but when searching for QC on Google, www.questionablecontent.net is returned above the Wikipedia article about Queen's Councels
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 11 Nov 2012, 16:00
It's not! Duckduckgo shows it as the number one result as well.

Although what it doesn't show is the forum link in a sub-header. Does that happen for everyone?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: riccostar on 11 Nov 2012, 16:52
If you were a golf ball would getting hit be pleasurable?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 11 Nov 2012, 18:29
No, just fulfilling. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 11 Nov 2012, 18:44
Considering how fast they leave the scene, it may be that they're trying to avoid getting hit again.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 11 Nov 2012, 23:58
This made me think of a one foot put gif I saw not too long ago but it involved a lady's ass and this is a family friendly environment. Sort of.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 12 Nov 2012, 00:44
Scooby dooby doo, where are you, we've got some work for you now...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Nov 2012, 06:06
No, just fulfilling.

Masochism in a nutshell.

...or in a golf ball, anyways, which is why you're not supposed to cut open golf balls. It leaks.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 12 Nov 2012, 11:46
I have to ask; where did you get that avater, Zing? It's terrifying in it's own little way!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Nov 2012, 12:03
I don't really rightly know.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 12 Nov 2012, 12:07
I feel so bad for that kitty.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 12 Nov 2012, 13:21
It scares me so much...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 12 Nov 2012, 13:34
Is that cat the feline opposite of Grumpy Cat?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 12 Nov 2012, 15:29
Cats open their mouths and pant when they smell certain things, in order to "taste" them better.  I've seen this type cat before (though I don't recall the breed name), and it normally looks a little like a caricature of a cat, but with the open mouth...


Yeah, pretty creepy. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 13 Nov 2012, 01:34
Scottish fold?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 13 Nov 2012, 07:34
Oh, I think so! 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 13 Nov 2012, 08:38
It feels as though my head is going to explode any minute now. Mandibular Repositioning Splint, I hate you.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: VonKleist on 15 Nov 2012, 15:25
I was just reminded by a lady that I hadn't seen in a long time that as a little boy of maybe 3 or 4 I was blonde. I have brown hair now.
I´d rather´d been blonde, I think.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 15 Nov 2012, 15:39
That can be fixed, you know. 

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-110huiF6GZ4/TeOMR8Vu0tI/AAAAAAAAAA4/UVr68kOFpWg/s1600/hair_dye_box.jpeg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: VonKleist on 15 Nov 2012, 16:02
Nah, I keeps it real. :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 15 Nov 2012, 16:23
I was just reminded by a lady that I hadn't seen in a long time that as a little boy of maybe 3 or 4 I was blonde. I have brown hair now.

I was actually ultra blonde when I was a young lad, my hair was almost white! I'm happy that it darkened to a dirty blond over time. Looks much more suave and all.  :-D
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 16 Nov 2012, 02:16
There was a guy at my secondary school who looked like a light bulb.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 16 Nov 2012, 02:17
Illegal?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 16 Nov 2012, 02:40
Huh? No, he just had really bright blonde hair. It was almost self-lit; in fact I wouldn't be surprised if he used UV-fluorescent dye.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 16 Nov 2012, 04:59
My ex's blonde hair is so pale that he can't get it cut too short or he will look like he's bald. He also has a little silver streak behind his right ear.

The current boyfriend has luxurious auburn hair, with hints of red, gold, and black in his beard.

I like hair.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: VonKleist on 16 Nov 2012, 05:22
Neat. I have a silver streak on the side of my head too.
And light brown/red beard.
You don't see the red if you don't look closely but it´s there.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 16 Nov 2012, 05:30
I love my hair, not gonna lie. I had dirty blonde hair when I was little, but it darkened as I got older, and now it's a nice shiny dark brown with gold and copper highlights. I don't miss having blonde hair at all. Brunette is Better. (Though sometimes I do miss my red-from-a-bottle hair because red hair against white sheets looks like spilt wine and I think it's lovely.)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: valley_parade on 16 Nov 2012, 05:33
You could always just spill wine on your sheets for a more authentic experience.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 16 Nov 2012, 05:41
Yentl.

I'm going gray. Unfortunately not like Maxwell Sheffield but all over, slowly. I do now, on occassion, ask people whether they respect my gray hairs.

Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 16 Nov 2012, 05:55
I want to have biro blue hair but I'm too scared to bleach it. Right now I'm growing out the navy blue which has gone black so my blonde bits look really blonde by comparison. Naturally had reddy/browny/blondey auburn hair but I'd like it to be just one or two shades lighter.

Incidentally, random thought about my hair: I haven't conditioned it the last couple washes because I've only had time for IN quick shampoo, certain bits cleaned OUT showers. It seems to be way softer and healthier looking though. I've got a couple bad knots in it after sleeping but as long as I'm patient, I can brush/untangle them out without ripping out chunks of hair.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 16 Nov 2012, 06:26
I had super bright blue hair for a couple years. I miss it, but I do not miss the work involved. My natural hair color is boring mousey brown and I don't like it at all. I used to dye it super dark blue-black, but have since decided that I don't want to look quite that gothy anymore. So I've dyed it chocolate brown a couple times since then, and I love it, but I have no one to dye my hair now. I might visit the local beauty school soon and see how well they do.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 16 Nov 2012, 06:43
I have black hair. Very easy to deal with, no problems  :angel:. Well, with the exception that my oddly occurring white hairs stand out a lot if they start appearing.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 16 Nov 2012, 06:44
It's actually really easy to dye your own hair. If you want to try it yourself, I always liked Garnier's hair dye. It doesn't dry out your hair like others do and the color lasts for quite a while.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 16 Nov 2012, 06:48
I just know I will make a huge mess. I'm clumsy and have serious issues doing things in a mirror. Like it's far more difficult than it should be for me to use a mirror.

Oh and Welu: your hair might be looking better because the conditioner had too much junk in it... synthetic stuff that just isn't needed to keep your hair soft. Conditioner can also leave stuff in your hair that your shampoo can't always get out.

I use Lush shampoo and conditioner usually, but lately I feel like my hair has been falling out a lot so I use Fructis Fall Fight conditioner. But I like the Lush stuff because it's simple and natural.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 16 Nov 2012, 07:06
My natural hair color is a mousey brown too. I'm not ashamed to say it- I'm addicted to the bottle. My hair has been every shade of red, orange, purple and pink on the planet. Plus, it's just fun for me to dye hair. I've done my own a hundred times, plus a few of my friends' and my mom's.  :-P

Now I tend to gravitate towards a fire engine red or deep cherry but I miss my orange hair terribly.....
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 16 Nov 2012, 07:16
I haven't used conditioner more than once in a blue moon in years. There's really no point to it, especially when you're not using harsh shampoos (which you shouldn't be).
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 16 Nov 2012, 07:25
I condition my hair because it makes the curls less frizzy. 

Random:
Livingsocial is offering a deal in my area today to "let your dog run free on a farm"
I wonder if it occurred to them what that is generally a euphemism for.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 16 Nov 2012, 07:26
Not so generally that it's reached me (but I can guess...)!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 16 Nov 2012, 07:43
Having sent the dog to a farm so that it can run free is the cliche way of avoiding telling children the dog died.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 16 Nov 2012, 07:45
Ah.  But one part of having pets (of any kind) is the opportunity to teach the children about death, so that rather misses the point, I feel.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 16 Nov 2012, 08:00
It would depend on the age of the child and if the parent personally thinks they're ready to deal with mortality. Just because it's an animal, it doesn't mean it won't hit hard. They'll still have to learn to deal with something being permanently gone even with the farm story.

Also considering the dog-going-to-the-farm cliché, it seems odd I got my first dog because my grandparents died, so she moved from the big farm with room to run free to our suburban bungalow. Also relevant amusing except from Red Dwarf:
Quote
I remember when my dad died you know. I was only six. I got loads of presents off everyone like it was Christmas. I remember wishing a couple more people would die so I could complete my Lego set. My grandma tried to explain you know. She said he'd gone away and he wasn't coming back.
So I wanted to know where like, you know. She said he was very happy and he'd gone to the same place as my goldfish. So I thought they'd flushed him down the bog. I thought he was just round the U bend you know.
I used to stuff food down, you know, and magazines and that for him to read. They took me to a child psychologist in the end because they found me with my head down the bowl reading him the football results.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 16 Nov 2012, 08:49
That is touching as well as funny.

Does Faye use Lush shampoo?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 16 Nov 2012, 14:59
I condition my hair sometimes because it makes it smell nice and it stops it being quite so frizzy (probably by weighting it down with gunk, to be honest).
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 16 Nov 2012, 15:38
If it's a higher quality conditioner it is, hopefully, helping to keep the hair smooth without weighing it down. This is what I use and it's awesome, though probably not enough for people with dry hair.

http://www.lushusa.com/Veganese/9999900820,en_US,pd.html?start=2&cgid=conditioners
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 16 Nov 2012, 15:48
Random thought: it really bugs me how the definition of the word "evangelical" has been narrowed and narrowed until it now only applies to a specific subset of conservative Christians. The OED gives three meanings:
Of or according to the teaching of the gospel or the Christian religion
Of or denoting a tradition within Protestant Christianity emphasizing the authority of the Bible, personal conversion, and the doctrine of salvation by faith in the Atonement
Zealous in advocating something

The third one is what I'd consider to be its true meaning. The first is probably its most common in the UK and US, at any rate. How is it that the second has become so predominant? I'd like to say that I'm evangelical about a lot of things - I spent the last month extolling the merits of informed voting, for instance. It had nothing to do with Biblical prohibitions on homosexuality.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: riccostar on 16 Nov 2012, 15:58
I recently started using a Head and Shoulders all in one shampoo/conditioner, I used to not condition at all and I think my hair is feeling more luscious but I really have no idea...  Does anyone who knows something about hair care have an opinion on the effectiveness of a two in one shampoo/conditioner vs shampooing and conditioning separately?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 16 Nov 2012, 16:28
I find my hair gets really tangled if I don't use conditioner... I keep looking at no'poo blogs but I just don't think I could hack it. My hair gets too oily to deal with after three days so a week or more is really not gonna happen.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 16 Nov 2012, 16:33
The oiliness is your scalp reacting to having all its oils stripped by shampoo. So you can do it but you'd definitely have to deal with that in-between super gross and oily period. I like my shampoo too much to give it up and I don't know that I could deal with having nasty oily hair for that long.

Also I don't see any problem with the all-in-one shampoo/conditioner if it works for you.

Barmymoo, I truly didn't know that evangelical could refer to anything non-religious.
Title: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 16 Nov 2012, 16:44
Certainly it can; and I use it that way at least as often as with the religious link. I would normally say "evangelical Christians" rather than just "evangelicals" for just that reason.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 16 Nov 2012, 16:46
Baking Soda, honey and water for shampoo. 1/3 Apple Cider Vinegar to 2/3 water mix for a hair rinse after I've rinsed the baking soda is out. Ends up cleaning my hair and the Vinegar wash does most of what the conditioner did, including making it easier to brush and adding a bit of a healthy sheen to it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 16 Nov 2012, 19:34
While I will not used Stephens hippy hair care method, I will concede that his hair looks great and he has been using that method for months now.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 16 Nov 2012, 19:47
I use whatever shampoo's handy - what's left of my hair is thin, and it (and my skin) is oily. 

When I was spending every other night at the hospital, I'd wash my face in the bathroom the next morning before driving back and teaching.  And I'd just take it up over the head.  The soap was that self-foaming stuff.  Smelled like grapefruit. 

There's a real advantage to having a hairstyle you can comb with a paper towel...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 16 Nov 2012, 19:49
My manly lockes demand what I use. Shampoo is for the weak.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 16 Nov 2012, 19:57
The strong don't use shampoo, they use REAL poo.

It's OK to have dry hair during the day, but at the start and end of the day it should definitely not be dry. You know, oily to bed, oily to rise ...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 16 Nov 2012, 20:08
(_)  <-- pun jar.  Pay up. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: dr. nervioso on 16 Nov 2012, 21:04
I realy want to bleach my hair platinum blonde. But I have to go to a hair salon or something because my hair is very delicate and fine in terms of what I do to it.

Also my shampoo is running low. Any suggestions? (I want something that smells good)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 17 Nov 2012, 08:10
I'm partial to Herbal Essences' Drama Clean. 

(http://images.amazon.com/images/G/01/hpc/detail-page/drama_clean_herbal_essences_20100625_B003AYEG30.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 17 Nov 2012, 08:55
Neko, that's what I mean - I suspect you are not alone in that, by any means. The word has been taken over by a very specific example of evangelising. My dad refers to himself as an evangelical atheist, which as you can probably imagine is rather awkward for me because it's very much an accurate description of his attitude to faith.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 17 Nov 2012, 09:25
Apple Computer during its doldrums in the 90s fielded a Guy -- that was his first name, Guy Kawasaki, as a Mac Evangelist.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 17 Nov 2012, 09:28
_Creatures of Light and Darkness_ featured a violently militant atheist.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 17 Nov 2012, 19:34
a Mac Evangelist.

Preaching from the book of Jobs?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 17 Nov 2012, 20:23
<groan>
(<3)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 17 Nov 2012, 21:03
No, I think Mr. Kawasaki was more of the Church of Woz.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Akima on 18 Nov 2012, 01:36
My hair is long, straight, black, and staying that way. I like Shiseido's Tsubaki ranges of shampoos and conditioners. I like their skin-care products and make-up too.

I would only understand the rather ugly usage of "evangelical" as a noun as referring specifically to "a specific subset of conservative Christians", as in "Fred is an Evangelical". Otherwise I'd simply understand evangelical as an adjective meaning "zealous in advocating something", and an evangelist as someone who displayed such zeal. Fellow Chinese-Australian cyclist Lynette Chiang was for some years the official "Customer Evangelist" for Bike Friday for example. I don't really understand the more technical Christian implications though.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 18 Nov 2012, 04:21
I think that may be the nub of what I'm objecting to. Evangelical is not a noun. It is in adjective, and people simply miss off the noun part - the noun part being "conservative Christian" (yes, ok, conservative is ALSO an adjective, even when talking about a member of the political party by that name).
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 18 Nov 2012, 05:16
One doesn't need to be a conservative christian to be to be an evangelical christian.  It's just the most common flavour.  However, it's also common enough that it's been shortened to "evangelical".  People will noun-ify verbs and adjectives whether it makes sense or not! 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 18 Nov 2012, 06:30
Whose bright idea was it to use the same word for 'visible electromagnetic radiation' and 'low in weight'?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 18 Nov 2012, 06:39
And then there are some who believe that "evangelical Christian" is redundant.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 18 Nov 2012, 06:45
And then there are people who think christians are redundant ...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 18 Nov 2012, 08:08
Whose bright idea was it to use the same word for 'visible electromagnetic radiation' and 'low in weight'?

The OED tells me they both descended from the Old Enligsh word léoht, which has the meanings:
 1. adj light, not heavy; slight, easy, trifling, inconsiderable; quick, agile; gentle; 2. n (-es/-) light, daylight; power of vision; luminary; world; 3. adj luminous, bright, light, clear, resplendent, renowned, beautiful.

Perhaps because light can be seen, but not touched, felt (as heat) but not weighed.  It surrounds us, and yet seems to be nothing.  My guess would be that the use as an adjective is a (very) dead metaphor.  All the adj meanings seem traits which could apply to light, and therefor ones which one might invoke by metaphorically calling something "light".  Over time frequent used of a metaphorical term like that "kills" the metaphor so that while we understand its meaning, we no longer feel the tension as it pulls against its original meaning. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 18 Nov 2012, 08:43
The adjectives could apply to visible light, but they are much more appropriate for one than the other. Enlightened, light as point of view, and light as truth are more appropriate to visible light, and insignificant, unforceful, and not serious are more appropriate to lightweight. It's not unlikely that light as in weight was appropriated from visible light, but the adjectives have clearly been used in one particular sense more than the other.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 18 Nov 2012, 12:49
And then there are people who think people are redundant...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 19 Nov 2012, 00:40
As for hair care, you can also wean yourself off of shampoo. I used to wash my hair every other day, but that waned down to 2 or 3 times a week (and at this point, I maybe wash my hair once a week). I could probably go no-poo and just stick to conditioning my hair, but I'm not ready to make the jump yet.

For what it's worth, I have curly-ish hair so the no shampoo thing works pretty well for me. It depends on your hair type, really.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Fluke on 19 Nov 2012, 01:01
I use ~1tsp baking soda to 1cup of water for my shampoo and have for 2 years now. Just slowly pour what I need on and work into my hair. Let it sit while I wash the rest of me then rinse it out. I skip conditioner because I go all greaseball no matter what if that stuff touches my head.

I did try to go more no-shampoo, but my super short, thick, straight hair was going to have nothing to do with that business.

In a pinch I've used Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap and it did the job just fine - smells and feels amazing to boot. Might be a bit drying to use long term, though. I know they make a specific line of haircare products you could look at.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: VonKleist on 19 Nov 2012, 03:05
Hum hum.. I use ph-neutral soap for everything. I ´unno if that´s good or bad but I cleanes my hair and leaves my skin in an okay state. Maybe a bit dryish, but that´s due to the season, I guess.

Anyone use them styling-paste products? I use a sort of cheap one
http://www.meyrose.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/got2b_strand_matte_Vorderseite.jpg
but I was wondering wether an expensive one (like 20-30 bucks) would do better?
I use it because I have thin hair but it bothers me a bit and I like it floofier!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Fluke on 19 Nov 2012, 03:19
Hum hum.. I use ph-neutral soap for everything. I ´unno if that´s good or bad but I cleanes my hair and leaves my skin in an okay state. Maybe a bit dryish, but that´s due to the season, I guess.

Anyone use them styling-paste products? I use a sort of cheap one
http://www.meyrose.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/got2b_strand_matte_Vorderseite.jpg
but I was wondering wether an expensive one (like 20-30 bucks) would do better?
I use it because I have thin hair but it bothers me a bit and I like it floofier!

What is made out off? It is sort of a gel? I can't recall ever seeing any products around here as paste so I don't know what to compare it to.

I've learned styling wax is basically superior to all kinds of styling gels. While gels tend to make your hair hard and crispy I've found wax to be far more gentle and forgiving (correct me if anyone has found a gel that doesn't lead to crispy hair.) Great stuff, but I just use it sparingly to make my hair have more separation but I know folks who really go crazy making puffy hair.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: TinPenguin on 19 Nov 2012, 04:51
damn I love this new subtitle-thingy-under-my-name-whatever-it's-called I should never post again so it stays the same

edit: NOW I AM A GAME OF DARTS this confirms it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 19 Nov 2012, 11:48
1. I just plucked a curly, very silver hair off of my head. It's actually quite pretty and if that's what my hair will look like when I'm older, I am totally ok with that.

2. That hair, like most of the hair on the back of my head is curly. I have always had very straight hair. I don't understand what's going on with the back of my head, but it looks a hot mess.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 19 Nov 2012, 11:50
I used to think I had straight hair. Then when I stopped brushing it, it curled up. So, I'm getting used to the fact that my hair isn't as straight as I thought.  :lol:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: VonKleist on 19 Nov 2012, 11:51
@Fluke:

That´s the thing! The consistency is between wax and mousse, so the hair is definitley not hard as stone or glossy or anything but rather dull, fuzzy and it stays the way you mess it up and you can still touch it without it being sticky :)

Maybe take this to the Hair-Thread  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 19 Nov 2012, 12:04
NEVAR! Random thoughts encompass ALL people and ALL things!

(http://drupal.org/files/x-all-the-things-template.png)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 19 Nov 2012, 16:59
I used to think I had straight hair. Then when I stopped brushing it, it curled up. So, I'm getting used to the fact that my hair isn't as straight as I thought.  :lol:

I almost always comb my hair after a shower while my hair is still wet and have been for years. It's only been within the past 6 months or so that I've noticed only the back does not air dry straight, it gets really wavy. (And not in a pleasant way, it looks weird.) But the front dries straight. I've had the same routine since middle school and my hair has been pretty consistent. Until now. Also when I blow dry my hair, everything is pretty consistent and no, I do not brush my hair while dying it. I comb out tangles, use the dryer until it feels mostly dry, let it cool down, and then I comb it again. (I use wide toothed combs, not the ones with teeth super close together.)

So... I don't really know what is to blame.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 19 Nov 2012, 23:06
I have a jewfro.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 19 Nov 2012, 23:15
Jewfros are pretty damn sexy, just say'n.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 19 Nov 2012, 23:16
If you discount the broken brushes and lost combs.

But thank you. I feel sexier by the minute.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 20 Nov 2012, 00:43
I used to call my brother Afro until he yelled at me for it, then I called him Bfro. That got shafted once people at school started calling him Jewfro.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 20 Nov 2012, 01:46
So... I don't really know what is to blame.

Age.  Welcome to the times of inexplicable change. 


My wife's hair went from stick-straight to wavy after our first child was born.  She blames the hormones. 

I grew an inch (!!) in the legs at the age of 25.  Had to get all new pants. 

You never stop growing and changing, and you never know what or when it will happen.  I got my first super-long eyebrow hair the other day.  Soon, I'll probably be able to use them as shelves...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: idontunderstand on 20 Nov 2012, 04:46
What would you put on such shelves? What a miraculous opportunity!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 20 Nov 2012, 05:29
This hair talk inspired me to finally make a hair appointment. Even getting highlights. Although now I'm freaked out about how much to get cut off. I love my hair long but people tell me it looked better when it was short, about chin-length. I don't see how.

Other random thought: I keep thinking I'm really behind in college work but I'm not, I'm actually right on schedule. Even though I spent two nights playing video games and moving files to my new (used) laptop.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 20 Nov 2012, 05:54
What would you put on such shelves? What a miraculous opportunity!

Like most shelves, I'm sure they'll collect dust...

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TWv6dnyqJT4/TotLmr23-jI/AAAAAAAACvE/s58r-ZvQtF0/s1600/eyebrows.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 20 Nov 2012, 05:56
I pluck any hairs of that type as I have no wish to develop barbed-wire eyebrows.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 20 Nov 2012, 06:15
Both my 31 year old ex and my 24 year old boyfriend have those crazy eyebrow hairs. And neither let me pluck them.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 20 Nov 2012, 06:19
I think there's a general fear that they'll just grow back thicker and wirier.  From irritating the follicles, or whatever. 


Of course, I've plucked both of mine when I found them...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Skewbrow on 20 Nov 2012, 06:41
I think there's a general fear that they'll just grow back thicker and wirier.

Something like this may or may not have happened to my nasal hair  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 20 Nov 2012, 06:43
Yeah, I have to trim mine every six months or so.   :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 20 Nov 2012, 06:52
Or it's just the natural changes in hair as you get older.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 20 Nov 2012, 08:12
It's a myth, I believe, that hair grows back thicker because you removed it. As Neko says, hair changes as you get older.

I pluck my eyebrows very heavily, partly because my dad has eyebrows like that and I'm worried mine might get that way. If the ones I do leave start getting that way, I might just have to have them removed and tattooed on...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 20 Nov 2012, 08:22
I occasionally find rough, black, curly strands in with my otherwise straight(ish) blonde hair. They're easiest to spot when they're short and along my part because they stick up all crazy, but now and then I find long ones... I really do not know what to make of it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 20 Nov 2012, 17:53
My wife's hair changed a little each time it grew back after a chemo. Before the first, it had been straight, but it was mostly curly afterward. I think this is common.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 20 Nov 2012, 18:35
Yeah I've heard that your hair changes a lot with chemo treatments. A friend had several different types of treatments and lost random chunks, which then grew back randomly, resulting in a super weird texture. But I think it's all grown out and mostly back to normal now.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 23 Nov 2012, 20:20
So, the cliche is that extroverts gain energy from social interaction, and introverts are drained by it.

A friend points out that energy is conserved, so the extroverts must be sucking it out of the introverts.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 23 Nov 2012, 20:29
Of course they do! Why do you think introverts look so tired and dull, while extroverts that hang around them are so vibrant, healthy and tan? :-P 'Tis a simple rule of social interaction.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: riccostar on 23 Nov 2012, 20:51
Social Vampirism, I like it.  We could start selling social interaction survival kits so introverts could avoid having their energy drained, the kits could include pepper spray and the like.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 23 Nov 2012, 21:32
But if we do that, then I'm going to end up tazed, maced and will wake up in an ice bath without my kidneys!  :-o
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 23 Nov 2012, 21:38
Oh, come on now. Don't be such an alarmist - you'll scare off the newbies. We only take one from forum friends.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 24 Nov 2012, 02:47
Mmmmm... kidneys....
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Whitey Fats on 24 Nov 2012, 07:01
I need mah kidneys to live!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 24 Nov 2012, 07:46
Someone pointed out to me the irony of the day of being thankful for what you have directly preceding the day of massive, frenzied buying of what you don't need. Only in America.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 24 Nov 2012, 08:25
I occasionally find rough, black, curly strands in with my otherwise straight(ish) blonde hair. They're easiest to spot when they're short and along my part because they stick up all crazy, but now and then I find long ones... I really do not know what to make of it.

I have those too. They grow in one spot behind my left ear and I don't know why they're there. They are completely different in color, texture, and thickness from the rest of my hair and most don't get long, but luckily they're weighted down by the rest of the hair on that side of my head.

So, the cliche is that extroverts gain energy from social interaction, and introverts are drained by it.

A friend points out that energy is conserved, so the extroverts must be sucking it out of the introverts.

They totally do. It's not that we're low energy, it's just that the extroverts demand so much of it, I run out faster than usual. Jerks. :-P
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 26 Nov 2012, 12:22
It seems like I'm getting more pearly white hairs along the sagittal axis of my scalp. My hair's like 1% salt, 99% pepper. Maybe the ambiguous left/right divide is throwing the gene expression out of whack there, making the pigmentation change. It might be kinda cool to have a white fauxhawk, though.

Also, I'm (procrastination on) making a Powerpoint presentation in Office 2010, and some of these transitions are so obnoxious that I wonder Microsoft is trolling. Vortex is a transition that goes on for five seconds. I shudder to think that someone might actually use this in a real presentation.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: riccostar on 26 Nov 2012, 13:36
Meanwhile at Microsoft...

"Let's design a slide that will go on for a exorbitant amount of time so that presentation givers everywhere can make their shows seem longer than they actually are"

"MWAHAHA brilliant..."

"we need a name"

"vortex..."
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 02 Dec 2012, 14:01
I want to change my avatar.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 02 Dec 2012, 14:05
Obvious question is obvious: Why don't you, then?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 02 Dec 2012, 14:39
I'm attached to my current one and I'm not sure what I want to change to instead.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 02 Dec 2012, 14:47
I like how your avatar is responding to your thought.

'I don't know what to change it to.'
*shrug*
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 02 Dec 2012, 14:57
I let mine decide for itself.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 02 Dec 2012, 15:06
How does your ever changing avatar work, Hodges?

I like how your avatar is responding to your thought.

'I don't know what to change it to.'
*shrug*

I've changed it to a different shrug (WRASSLIN!), which I got my boyfriend to choose between it and another gif. Even when I've decided I'm indecisive.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 02 Dec 2012, 15:10
Yes, how exactly? One of these days you need to share.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 02 Dec 2012, 15:19
Ah yes, Sheamus. Fucking great wrestler, decent on the mic, hate his fucking guts right now though.

Welu if you wanted funny wrestling gifs for avatars, I have a fucking treasure trove.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 02 Dec 2012, 15:27
I'm happy to stick with Sheamus. I wanted one of him specifically and I might keep the shrug motif I've accidentally continued.

I'm very interested!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 02 Dec 2012, 15:32
How does your ever changing avatar work, Hodges?
Yes, how exactly? One of these days you need to share.

That day has come and gone (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,25662.msg992911.html#msg992911) (I just noticed that message was in the week I became a mod).
I think the list mentioned is up to about 200 images now (actually, when it went over a certain number of characters in the list it started to fail intermittently, so now I make two nested calls, one to select from a list of lists, and another to select an item from the selected list; all the lists are now under 500 characters, which seems to be the break point).
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 02 Dec 2012, 16:04
I'm happy to stick with Sheamus. I wanted one of him specifically and I might keep the shrug motif I've accidentally continued.

I'm very interested!

I demand you say 'fella' in all of your posts now. By the way, I will now be making wrestling jokes at you to see if you get them.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: riccostar on 02 Dec 2012, 16:26
I've recently realized that I cannot get any real work done until after the sun goes down.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 02 Dec 2012, 17:41
Good thing it's winter then, with teh sun going down earlier and all. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: riccostar on 02 Dec 2012, 17:48
Aye, it makes me quite happy to look outside and see the moon shining.  I must be part bat!  Wait a second....
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 02 Dec 2012, 21:48
Move to Iceland! Next sunset in the capital is 3:42 PM tomorrow. One of the highest-latitude decently habitable places on earth.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 03 Dec 2012, 01:28
Also: penis museum!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 03 Dec 2012, 03:40
I'm happy to stick with Sheamus. I wanted one of him specifically and I might keep the shrug motif I've accidentally continued.

I'm very interested!

I demand you say 'fella' in all of your posts now. By the way, I will now be making wrestling jokes at you to see if you get them.

I watched wrestling constantly back in the 90's, but lost interest when my brothers moved out. Not as fun to watch alone. Only got back into it in the last few months so I'll probably miss the gags a lot... FELLA!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 03 Dec 2012, 03:43
A friend points out that energy is conserved, so the extroverts must be sucking it out of the introverts.

I should be so fucking lucky
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 03 Dec 2012, 12:08
I'm happy to stick with Sheamus. I wanted one of him specifically and I might keep the shrug motif I've accidentally continued.

I'm very interested!

I demand you say 'fella' in all of your posts now. By the way, I will now be making wrestling jokes at you to see if you get them.

I watched wrestling constantly back in the 90's, but lost interest when my brothers moved out. Not as fun to watch alone. Only got back into it in the last few months so I'll probably miss the gags a lot... FELLA!

Oh sweet lord you've missed so much. Please let me give you a list of essential matches that you need to see from the last ten years.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 03 Dec 2012, 13:07
I'll gladly take that list. I didn't realize how much I missed wrestling till I started up again.

Random thought: I think I miss my old teeth...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 03 Dec 2012, 13:26
I'm going to keep this as recent as possible.

These are in no order, but watch Cena/Lesnar first. There has never been a match like it in North America.

1. John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar, Extreme Rules 2012
2. Royal Rumble 2008
3. Triple H vs. Undertaker, Hell In A Cell, Wrestlemania 28
4. John Cena vs. CM Punk, MITB 2011
5. Smackdown vs. Raw, Survivor Series 2005
6. Ric Flair vs. Shawn Michaels, Wrestlemania 24
7. Sting vs. Mick Foley, Lockdown 2009 (a TNA match, but it deserves to be seen)
8. Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe, Lockdown 2008 (ditto)
9. Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels, Ladder Match, No Mercy 2008
10. New Breed vs. ECW Originals, Extreme Rules, ECW TV 2006
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 03 Dec 2012, 16:29
I just noticed that I am now classified as "Curry sauce." I happen to love curry.  This title is in good taste. :roll:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: riccostar on 03 Dec 2012, 18:41
Well you were a second ago, ratchet pants
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 03 Dec 2012, 19:00
What ever you say, furry.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: riccostar on 03 Dec 2012, 19:17
This conversation is going to make no sense to anyone looking at it more than a week in the future...

and don't think I'm not onto you about this whole end of the world thing
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 03 Dec 2012, 20:07
furries are just weird yo
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 03 Dec 2012, 22:43
Well you were a second ago, ratchet pants

God damnit...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: idontunderstand on 04 Dec 2012, 03:21
I can take off both my socks with my feet lying in bed, and also FOLD THEM TOGETHER while simultaneously cuddling. Beat that.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 04 Dec 2012, 04:10
Bull riding is an awesome sport.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 04 Dec 2012, 04:45
I'm a furry and I'm okay!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 04 Dec 2012, 12:56
I can take off both my socks with my feet lying in bed, and also FOLD THEM TOGETHER while simultaneously cuddling. Beat that.

I can pick things up with my feet while I'm walking along. I used to be able to write my name as well, though I haven't for a while.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 04 Dec 2012, 13:33
I used to play trombone with my right foot.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 04 Dec 2012, 14:17
I'm a furry and I'm okay!

You're still weird.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 04 Dec 2012, 14:30
I can pick things up with my feet while I'm walking along.

I was showering with the boy and I dropped my razor (which happens a lot) and the first time he saw me pick it up with my feet, he looked at me like I had a second head or something. He's ambidextrous and was weirded out by the fact I can pick things up with my toes. I find that hilarious.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 04 Dec 2012, 14:38
I'd hesitate to pick stuff up with my feet in the shower because that means you've only got one leg left to stand on. Aren't you ever worried about slipping?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 04 Dec 2012, 14:41
I'd pick things up with my toes in my parents' house's shower because it's a small cubicle, so I can balance by putting a hand on the wall. In my shower/bath I'd be worried about slipping. I've nearly slipped badly a few times in it even though it has a non-slip surface.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 04 Dec 2012, 14:45
If I can survive shaving my legs in the shower, I can survive picking something up with my feet. Also I have a non-slip mat in my bathtub that does a pretty good job of keeping my feet where they should be. Also also when there are two people in a shower, it's really freaking hard to bend over to get something.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 04 Dec 2012, 14:55
I'm a furry and I'm okay!

You're still weird.

Well yeah.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 04 Dec 2012, 15:45
I'm a furry and I'm okay!

You're still weird.

Well yeah.
I don't get it. (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,27326.msg1116770.html#msg1116770) What am I missing?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 04 Dec 2012, 15:48
Brony (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Brony)

Bronies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Est3UNs-LIk)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 04 Dec 2012, 18:18
furry ≠ brony
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 05 Dec 2012, 00:58
I know, Paul. (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,28486.msg1114009.html#msg1114009) I know, Unicorn. What I don't get is why Neko would perpetuate that vile stereotype.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 05 Dec 2012, 02:50
OIC
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 05 Dec 2012, 04:34
Having finally listened all the way through every song on the Anthology collection, every B-side, the BBC sessions, and Christmas album, there isn't a single Beatles song publicly available that I have not heard.

I still fucking hate "I Am The Walrus"
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 05 Dec 2012, 04:52
LTK: It was a funny picture. That's all.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 05 Dec 2012, 04:55
Having finally listened all the way through every song on the Anthology collection, every B-side, the BBC sessions, and Christmas album, there isn't a single Beatles song publicly available that I have not heard.

Even these (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,27586.msg861338.html#msg861338)?

Hmm; I need to upload the Shea Stadium concert as well.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 05 Dec 2012, 05:37
In college my wife shared a room with someone who could knit with her feet.

Her own feet, not my wife's feet.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 05 Dec 2012, 05:39
An important distinction.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 05 Dec 2012, 10:11
LTK: It was a funny picture. That's all.
Would you have been as amused if it had been furries depicted that way?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: dr. nervioso on 05 Dec 2012, 10:15
I knew a girl who could drive with her feet
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 05 Dec 2012, 10:36
LTK: Absolutely.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 05 Dec 2012, 11:58
furries are six kinds of creepshow

like, I speak as a furry

furries are goddamn creepy
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 05 Dec 2012, 12:12
I still fucking hate "I Am The Walrus"

Then we agree.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 05 Dec 2012, 14:20
When did I get so *good at writing?  I remember struggling to write 1,000 or 1,500 word essays, and now I struggle to keep under 2,000 word limits.  All those nights staring at a screen trying to craft just 3 or 4 more sentences to get to the minimum page limit, now I can't figure out how to craft sentences to convey enough information without eating up my space.  Hell, I regularly write replies here which break 500 words, and sometimes things which could be stand alone essays  (another once coming for the critical thinking thread after the semester :s sorry y'all)

I don't know if says that I am more confident in my opinions, ideas an analyses, or that my writing style has just become loose and rambling...

*Good in this case means only the ease with which I write, I make no claims about the worth of my words.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 05 Dec 2012, 15:01
I won't speak for content, but they're very readable, i that's any consolation! 

Unlike my students, you don't ramble.  The length is simply a result of the fact that you have a lot to say...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 06 Dec 2012, 04:37
LTK: Absolutely.
All right. I still don't understand, but I can live with that.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 06 Dec 2012, 04:38
I still fucking hate "I Am The Walrus"

Then we agree.
Goo goo g'joob.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 06 Dec 2012, 05:43
Just because I am part of a specific group doesn't mean that group cannot be made fun of in front of me. I have no illusions of perfection. I'm fat, poor, white, Jewish, a furry... and I will forever pick on myself for all of those things. And really, as Unicorn said, furries are fuckin' weird.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 06 Dec 2012, 05:45
... why?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 06 Dec 2012, 07:22
Which part are you questioning?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 06 Dec 2012, 07:24
Why are furries weird?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 06 Dec 2012, 07:49
So many reasons. There are plushophiliacs, baby furs, the ones that are convinced that they truly are their chosen animal or character, the ones that are convinced that their soul is truly their chosen animal or character... and generally furries are very adamant about spreading this information and insisting they are not weird at all.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 06 Dec 2012, 08:08
My only real contribution to this topic is an ever-present irritation at people's tendencies to generalize "furry" into a single broad category. For some reason, everyone I run into seems to think Furry == Zoophiliac, and anything animal related also == Furry. It's rather annoying when people can't (won't) distinguish between someone who appreciates Kemono or Anthros, and someone who identifies it as a sexual kink.
Personally, I see the sexual kink as more or less equivalent to other ones. Its just as weird as Scat, S/M, BDSM, and anything else out there. Everyone has their eccentricities after all.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 06 Dec 2012, 08:26
Yeah I'm pretty much at a point where consensual sexual kinks have near impossible odds to weird me out. My interest in Body Modification killed the chance of pretty much anything else weirding me out.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 06 Dec 2012, 08:32
It's like the internet has allowed me to develop my own internal "Augmented" Worry Hat (http://questionablecontent.net./view.php?comic=1218)!
You know, all common sense tells me what you're referring to is easily mundane, but for some reason "Body Mods" immediately brought my mind here. (http://www.questionablecontent.net/1300)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 06 Dec 2012, 08:42
It depends on what you consider mundane. Most people wouldn't call a meatotomy, subdermal implants or voluntary amputation mundane for example.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 06 Dec 2012, 08:49
I should really learn not to google anything Ackblom posts.

That said, Furries strike me as being as normal and as pushy as vegetarians or train spotters. Not weird. Not very pushy. Exceptions do exsist of course ... but whatever. Be furry. Spot trains. Don't eat meat. Whatever.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 06 Dec 2012, 08:51
Oh absolutely, just because they're weird (to me) doesn't mean I'm going to attempt to do anything about it. I have no problem with anyone doing whatever the hell they want as long as it doesn't affect me in a negative way.

And I wouldn't consider most of the "intense" body mods, like those ackblom posted, to be mundane... they're pretty weird. But I also think they're awesome. Weird is not a bad word, to me.
Title: Re: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 06 Dec 2012, 09:00
I should really learn not to google anything Ackblom posts.

I'm like a life lesson given sentience. That life lesson is "be careful what you google".
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 06 Dec 2012, 11:17
Just because I am part of a specific group doesn't mean that group cannot be made fun of in front of me. I have no illusions of perfection. I'm fat, poor, white, Jewish, a furry... and I will forever pick on myself for all of those things. And really, as Unicorn said, furries are fuckin' weird.
Oh, yeah, that makes sense. But I mean, you could find plenty of things to ridicule bronies for, but choosing to portray them as fat, hairy and lonely is just petty, you know?

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to disregard the above advice and google some of this stuff.
Title: Re: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 06 Dec 2012, 11:25
I'm like a life lesson given sentience. That life lesson is "be careful what you google".

No shit. That meatotomy thing nearly did me in.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 06 Dec 2012, 11:34
choosing to portray them as fat, hairy and lonely is just petty, you know?

It is just a joke. I am fully aware that they are not all like that, it was just an incredibly funny image.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Blyss on 06 Dec 2012, 12:14
My favorite college.... mufucka U.


I have no idea why I needed to share that.

 :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: snalin on 08 Dec 2012, 17:46
Queue has four more letters than it really needs.

Also body mods. A guy that I'm studying with is really into it and showed me some pictures. And... Look, doesn't most people pee like five times a day? You'll never keep the toilet clean with that thing through your...

Then again, it takes dedication to something you love to be willing to wash around the toilet every time you go.


Also, according to wikianswers, women pee on average 8 times a day, while men pee 7. There is, though, great variation. Also, one study showed an average of "5 voids per 1 litre urine output", which seems a bit little to me, but then again, I don't think I pee more than five times, so...

Are all my random thoughts about pee?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 08 Dec 2012, 18:12
I once read that the average human farts 14 times a day.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 08 Dec 2012, 18:27
If you have a penis piercing/mod that disrupts the stream you sit. Unless you enjoy peeing on EVERYTHING
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: henri bemis on 08 Dec 2012, 18:40
Queue has four more letters than it really needs.

Q agrees.  The epic fights I've had about this during Star Trek Scrabble...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 08 Dec 2012, 19:31
Everyone remembers the xkcd about that?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 08 Dec 2012, 20:55
If you have a penis piercing/mod that disrupts the stream you sit. Unless you enjoy peeing on EVERYTHING
It doesn't take a piercing/mod, sometimes, for the stream to go unexpectedly 20-30 degrees to left or right. I hate it when that happens!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 09 Dec 2012, 01:39
Also, sitting down to pee is pretty easy and solves all those problems.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 09 Dec 2012, 04:43
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/peeing_sitting_down
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 09 Dec 2012, 05:04
I've had the piss go a full 90 degrees sideways before now. I have no idea how it happens.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 09 Dec 2012, 06:47
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/peeing_sitting_down
To which I add:

• Opportunity to pet a cat, One or both always follow me into the bathroom, hoping for a pet. I oblige them. Plus 1 point.

• At the end, with the feeling of an empty bladder, standing up to find that you're not quite empty, and you're dribbling in your underpants. No doubt an age thing. Minus 1 point.

Sissy little bitch? At my age? Meh.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: riccostar on 09 Dec 2012, 07:55
I'll also add:

Urine is confined to the toilet bowl region.  Plus a few hundred points.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 09 Dec 2012, 08:09
Hey, I never said that I agreed with that link.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 09 Dec 2012, 08:55
I didn't assume that. I'm reacting only to the link.
And it was actually informative for me, because the humor acknowledges that it's an "issue," one that others think about.
I've rarely mentioned it to other guys that I often sit when I'm home. I've thought that if I were Native American, I might have been called "Sits-to-pee" as I aged.
Away from home is a different thing, and in a public place I'm still confused about guys who skip the urinal and go into a stall, shut the door, and stand in front of the bowl to pee. Obviously, not always raising the seat. What? They're modest?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 09 Dec 2012, 09:49
One of my exes wanted a penis piercing and his biggest reason for not getting it is that he refused to sit down to pee. Despite the fact that basically no one (except maybe a girlfriend/boyfriend) sees you doing it, many guys are really self-conscious about it.

One of my guy friends will always go into the stall in a public bathroom, use a toilet seat cover, and sit - just to pee. Where he stands at home. I can't wrap my head around that one. He has shy bladder issues so I get why he'd go into the stall but why sit?

Lastly I would prefer if guys would just sit. Too many guys I know just pee without any direction or effort (it seems)... many messy toilets have shown me that.

man we sure do talk about pee a lot on this forum
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 09 Dec 2012, 10:13
Oh, we cover more than that. I take a tablespoon of Metamucil daily. The result is heroic.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 09 Dec 2012, 11:10
Sometimes I sit to pee, sometimes I stand. It all depends on the effect I'm going for.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 09 Dec 2012, 11:52
I read numerous things on the internet about peeing while standing without a penis and am trying to master it.  Because of the steep learning curve involved I only do it when I have to pee and am in the shower.  I know this is not the confessions thread but:
Confession: Sometimes I pee in the shower, sorry Stephen.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: idontunderstand on 09 Dec 2012, 12:29
I used to pee in the changing room shower after PE class when I was 12. The other kids would complain about the smell but no one knew it was me so I kept on doing it for a year or so. This has likely affected my mental development pretty significantly. Dunno exactly how, though, as I always sit down peeing now.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 09 Dec 2012, 12:31
The more comfortable the chairs in a coffee shop, the worse the coffee is.

The more inconvenient the hours are at a hardware store, the better the selection and service.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 09 Dec 2012, 13:01
I used to pee in the changing room shower after PE class when I was 12. The other kids would complain about the smell but no one knew it was me so I kept on doing it for a year or so. This has likely affected my mental development pretty significantly. Dunno exactly how, though, as I always sit down peeing now.
I think it may be important to pee near a drain if you're going to go in the shower.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: henri bemis on 09 Dec 2012, 16:58
The MOST important thing is to make sure the drain isn't clogged first.  Peeing in the shower, and then finding out the tub decided it would like to drown your ankles is the worst.  I was not happy.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 09 Dec 2012, 17:29
I keep running into that in cheap motels. Even not so cheap ones. Means I gotta hold it. Difficult with all that running water.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 09 Dec 2012, 19:31
One word.

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Nikolai on 09 Dec 2012, 19:48
Gouda is amazing.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ampersandwitch on 09 Dec 2012, 19:52
hey shitdicks how's it going
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 09 Dec 2012, 20:00
I have to watch my back; I'm scared DJ Hi-Tek is gonna fuck me in the ass for some reason.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ampersandwitch on 09 Dec 2012, 20:09
that hardly sounds pleasant. good luck with that  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 09 Dec 2012, 20:12
I dunno, I'd probably enjoy it...

(also: reference (http://youtu.be/L-wpS49KN00?t=3m31s))
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 10 Dec 2012, 01:06
Gouda is amazing.

The town, the cheese, the stroopwafels?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: VonKleist on 10 Dec 2012, 01:27
There´s cheese-stroopwafels?? :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 12 Dec 2012, 12:35
If a bread knife is for cutting bread, and a butter knife is for cutting butter, and a steak knife is for cutting steak, then what is a table knife for?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 12 Dec 2012, 12:55
If olive oil is made from olives, sunflower oil from sunflowers, and coconut oil is made from coconuts...what is baby oil made of?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 12 Dec 2012, 13:15
The answer to both is baby tables.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: idontunderstand on 12 Dec 2012, 13:18
But what are baby tables made of???
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 12 Dec 2012, 13:23
It is unknown! It may also be small young tables or tables specially made for babies. The universe is mysterious.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 12 Dec 2012, 13:57
Bobby Tables?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 12 Dec 2012, 14:27
hey shitdicks how's it going

Hi! Long time no see!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 12 Dec 2012, 18:09
Bobby Tables?

Beat me to it!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: riccostar on 12 Dec 2012, 18:18
Where on earth did the thought that repeating the final consonant of a word in chat was a good idea come frommmmmmm???
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: henri bemis on 12 Dec 2012, 21:13
Someone who was horrible, surelyyyyyyyyyyyy.

(shit, sometimes that's a vowelllllllllllll).

But really, it is terrible.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ampersandwitch on 12 Dec 2012, 21:27
it probably has something to do with the orthography of vocal fryyyyy

yes, linds, it's been too long. i came here to pirate music and had a hankerin'.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 13 Dec 2012, 11:23
Random pet peeve of mine.

People extending the wrong letter of words to drag it out.

For example. 'I loveeeeeee chocolate.'

No, you 'looooooooooove' chocolate. You don't 'luv-eeeeeee' chocolate. You 'lurrrrrrrrve' chocolate.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 13 Dec 2012, 11:54
I want some chocolate.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 13 Dec 2012, 11:59
How about some white chocolate, bayyyyyybeh?

(http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=8171;type=avatar)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 13 Dec 2012, 12:05
Every got a boner, felt inspired, had your entire perception of something changed, and nearly cried in the space of one conversation?

It's that kind of day.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 13 Dec 2012, 12:08
I must say that I have not.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 13 Dec 2012, 13:33
Elesia, if you ever get a boner...

...uh, call me?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 13 Dec 2012, 14:15
There is someone on this forum who, for some reason, I can quite vividly imagine kissing, tenderly, lovingly, sat at a table in a Starbucks. It is a bizarre sensation. Weird how things just pop into your mind sometimes.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 13 Dec 2012, 14:21
:3
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 13 Dec 2012, 14:51
Awwww, I'm flattered. 














Oh, wait....
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 13 Dec 2012, 14:59
Carl, I imagine all of your posts as being by your avatar. Beard + makeouts = win.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 13 Dec 2012, 18:02
Elesia, if you ever get a boner...

...uh, call me?

That's what strap-ons are for :D
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: henri bemis on 13 Dec 2012, 23:42
Strap-ons and makeouts and chocolate for everyone!  Everyone can choose whichever door they like, but, personally, I'd go for all three.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 13 Dec 2012, 23:46
so you guys

i like you guys
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 14 Dec 2012, 04:15
I was watching a wrestling documentary last night which made me think of Welu, and then there was a wrestler on it and he was covered in glitter and wearing a headdress made of green tinsel and skipping, and it made me think of Unicorn (he was an interesting guy - out of character he looked like a coalminer).
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 14 Dec 2012, 05:01
No chocolate for me. But I will take ALL the makeouts and strap-ons!

Also my little sisters are both non-religious; they will say "praise unicorn" or "thank unicorn" instead of any god. And I imagine that they're praising our Unicorn.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 14 Dec 2012, 10:42
Ah, neko, if you were local you'd get so many makeouts too. Boyfriend permitting, obvs.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 14 Dec 2012, 10:50
Definitely angling for a rebound, aintchya?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 14 Dec 2012, 10:52
I'm not about to get one on here, that's for sure. Given that most of you are yanks. Closest person to me is hodgy beats. Something tells me that ain't gonna go down.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 14 Dec 2012, 11:16
Ah, neko, if you were local you'd get so many makeouts too. Boyfriend permitting, obvs.

awwww yeeaaahhhhh
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 14 Dec 2012, 12:13
I don't think you're far from me, but I'm afraid that wouldn't happen either! Despite the outrageous flirting with a (straight) female friend I'm currently happily monogamous.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 14 Dec 2012, 13:08
I did mention being happy to make a short flight for a QC meet but even when I was single I couldn't have two crushes at the same time. I'll gladly watch some wrasslin' with you though, fella.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 14 Dec 2012, 13:35
Welu that'd be bonerific.

I think we should dead seriously set up this QC meet thing. Me and Hodgy Beats live close to each other and not stupidly far from London.

Welu, do you gotz Fagbook?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 14 Dec 2012, 13:52
Sent you a message with it.

Oh. Pagebreak. Um. Random thought. I've just started Infamous 2 and Cole's voice-actor is different and sucky.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 14 Dec 2012, 14:19
I'd be up for another QC meet - London would be ideal for me!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 14 Dec 2012, 14:24
I'd definitely do it and London will suit me, just depends on the when.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 14 Dec 2012, 14:34
Shall I start a thread?  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 14 Dec 2012, 14:37
Do it!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 15 Dec 2012, 07:14
I am suffering from the bane of PC gamers everywhere.

Keyboard crud.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 15 Dec 2012, 07:25
(hands Pilchard123 the can of compressed air)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 15 Dec 2012, 09:19
Tried it. It might be a dodgy key, but it was fine until a few days ago.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 17 Dec 2012, 16:02
Blame the cat. Cats are always leaving claws and stuff in my keyboard...it's a small wonder I haven't lost a key yet.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 18 Dec 2012, 09:52
Google Voice, still not the best at transcription:

"Hi. This is Jeff at Firestone this call and let you know that your vehicle. Here's off that freaking out. 20. "

What? What happened to my car!?

"Hi. This is Jeff at Firestone, just calling to let you know that your vehicle here's all set. Right now it's 20 to 1."

ahh. 

(<3 Google voice though, it has gotten so much better)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 22 Dec 2012, 10:20
I thought I was taking the train from one place in the US to another but where I am now the toilets swirl clockwise. Clearly I have somehow managed to take a train to Australia.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 22 Dec 2012, 10:36
Did it had a device similar to this attached? Warning: the Homer dub voice is hilarious.

Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 22 Dec 2012, 15:13
You know... I'm a really lucky guy.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 22 Dec 2012, 15:19
Next time I'm home I may bring back my big speakers, although I think the jack is bent but I'll get it fixed. Blare some of the Bare Naked Ladies I downloaded on a whim, which turned out to be a really good choice.

I'm sorry I've spent a day whining about my neighbour today but I've had little else to be at... Actually I've had quite a bit to be at but I guess I'd much rather be pissy.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 22 Dec 2012, 15:30
And this is a problem? Being pissy is FUN!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 22 Dec 2012, 15:36
True, and I can be pissy and productive at the same time!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Blyss on 22 Dec 2012, 16:22
The customers today are making me want to walk down the street and punch random strangers in the face!

Fuck!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 22 Dec 2012, 20:48
Since sex is often on the minds of the QC characters and Questionables -- me too -- a thoughtful article on Salon caught my eye: Here's the last Q&A:
Is it possible to resolve the conflict between our sexual desires and our desire to be civilized and ordered?

No, it’s not. These things will always be in conflict within human beings. Which is why we really need to laugh, actually, and forgive ourselves and forgive others and be aware of the craziness that having a sex drive generates. It’s not a subject which we’re going to be able to neatly file away. It’s permanent chaos.

And here's the URL: http://www.salon.com/2012/12/22/think_more_about_sex/ (http://www.salon.com/2012/12/22/think_more_about_sex/)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 23 Dec 2012, 14:31
Heard a christmas song on the radio. I was wondering, "Was this sung by a prepubescent boy?" I looked at the display, and it said 'Justin Bieber'.

I had no idea. Never actually heard anything by him before, so I guess I'm one experience richer.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 23 Dec 2012, 14:40
Richer is not the word I would use for experiencing anything to do with Justin Bieber...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 23 Dec 2012, 16:48
My ex-housemate referred to J-Beebz rapping as "dystopian" in nature.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Gnomes2169 on 23 Dec 2012, 17:10
Replacing all the words in "Holly jolly Christmas" with the word "Blah" and singing it with my grandfather is oddly more entertaining than one would expect.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 23 Dec 2012, 20:26
(http://www.the-green-diva.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Grass.jpg)

plus

(http://www.musingsofamuse.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Demeter-Earthworm.jpg)

equals

I smell gothy and delicious and I need to put these two together more often
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 24 Dec 2012, 04:59
I never liked the smell of grass. Always makes me feel like someone just mowed a lawn on my face.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 24 Dec 2012, 05:12
This is a bit more fragrant than actual grass. But I love the smell of freshly mowed grass anyway. And dirt. And then I also added some patchouli so I guess I'm a gothy hippy?

Anyway I realized that drinking Sobe "juice" makes my throat feel weird, like it did when I first drank a super cold drink after I had my tonsils removed (last year). That was much more painful, but this is like, an echo of that. No clue why.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 24 Dec 2012, 09:21
Enquiring minds need to know: what does an earthworm smell of?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 24 Dec 2012, 09:31
They smell like earthworms.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 24 Dec 2012, 09:32
Dirt! Or, as Demeter puts it:

"Demeter's Earthworm is a deeper, darker, richer version of [Demeter's] Dirt, reflecting not the worm itself, but where it lives, deep in moist soil, on the floor of a forest covered with decomposing leaves."
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 24 Dec 2012, 10:34
They smell like earthworms.

Although I dissected several earthworms at school, I can't think of anything to add to this.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 24 Dec 2012, 14:04
So what you're saying is that you spent money purchasing a smell you could have acquired by the simple expedient of stopping washing?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 24 Dec 2012, 14:12
Body odour and dirt are two very, very, very distinct smells. Fresh dirt has a gloriously deep beauty to it - especially when it's alive, moist, aerated.

Then again, you strike me as a city person, May.  :wink:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 25 Dec 2012, 06:28
Hey! I only moved to a city when I turned 18! Until then I have always lived in semi-rural villages, and my mum's house is in the middle of nowhere. I do, however, wash frequently.

You could get the smell of dirt by rolling in mud.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 25 Dec 2012, 06:40
Now I'm thinking of the Far Side cartoon where the dogs are going on a date and the guy says something to the effect "You look great, and whatever you rolled in sure does stink!"
Title: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 25 Dec 2012, 06:51
Hey! I only moved to a city when I turned 18! Until then I have always lived in semi-rural villages, and my mum's house is in the middle of nowhere. I do, however, wash frequently.

You could get the smell of dirt by rolling in mud.

Oh, dear child, you do NOT live anywhere CLOSE to the middle of nowhere.

I work there.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 25 Dec 2012, 08:04
Mud doesn't smell the same as fresh dirt from a forest floor. If it eases your mind I didn't spend very much on the perfume, it was like $6.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 25 Dec 2012, 09:03
Oh, I wasn't feeling that you shouldn't have bought it, just intrigued by the idea of selling that smell. I do love the smell of leaves actually.

Jwhouk, the defintion of "the middle of nowhere" varies depending what country you're in. My mum lives about as rurally as it is possible to live in England, which is to say not very rurally at all. Parts of Scotland are more rural, especially in the highlands.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 25 Dec 2012, 11:06
I'm 19. I should not be feeling old. However, I just found out that Blue (Da Ba Dee) was released in 1999. I listened to that in class when it first came out. It's only 12 years ago but  :psyduck:


Also, you will now no longer be able to listen to that song without hearing "I'm blue and I would beat off a guy".
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Jace on 25 Dec 2012, 11:36
I'm only 23 and shouldn't feel old, but I'll be damned if every time I remember that my lady's younger sister is 10 years younger than me I feel pretty old.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 25 Dec 2012, 11:47
Uh yeah half the kids in my driving class are more than 10 years younger than me. But at least I'll be getting my license earlier than my mom did...?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Majicou83 on 25 Dec 2012, 17:41
The crazy half naked man in Lockout is Rudy from The Misfits disguised by a fauxhawk. Every time I can speak all I can hear is "But I'm Ruuuuuuudy".
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 26 Dec 2012, 02:41
I mean, I feel old all the time too - it's all relative. My boyfriend is three years younger than me and that does make me feel old, but it's more to do with the fact that I'm about to graduate and he only just matriculated than the actual age gap.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 26 Dec 2012, 17:56
My cats just did this

(http://i45.tinypic.com/2mgja6r.gif)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 27 Dec 2012, 13:11
meatotomy

I googled this and I was surprised to discover that it was almost literally the exact thing I pictured in my head

PS Paul you're the best, thanks for yr Beatles post. Anything you have, I am more than willing to snag.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Jace on 27 Dec 2012, 14:04
The crazy half naked man in Lockout is Rudy from The Misfits disguised by a fauxhawk. Every time I can speak all I can hear is "But I'm Ruuuuuuudy".

First thought: There wasn't anyone named Rudy in The Misfits.
Following thought: Oh, probably not the same Misfits I'm thinking of.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 28 Dec 2012, 07:40
I was similarly confused, Jace.

This is what I did in driving class last night...
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/28/y7ata4u3.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 28 Dec 2012, 07:56
Hehe. Do you have to give that to anyone or are you (by which I mean we) the only people that will see it?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 28 Dec 2012, 08:51
Nope, it's all mine. My whole workbook is full of stuff like that.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 28 Dec 2012, 09:20
You could have drawn butts.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 28 Dec 2012, 09:27
I can't draw for shit.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 28 Dec 2012, 10:05
Well, that's okay. It could have come from the butts.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 28 Dec 2012, 14:12
Elesia, I adore you from the heart of my bottom.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 28 Dec 2012, 14:42
I've always wanted to say that. Just never found the right time and place. There may not be either.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 28 Dec 2012, 14:44
Well, you should say it now. She's reading this thread, you know.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 28 Dec 2012, 21:13
A clinic we drove past on our travels advertised "COMPREHENSIVE PAIN CENTER".

I wonder whether they get advice from Veronica Vance.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 29 Dec 2012, 17:34
I want this to be a forum emoticon:

(http://www.thezombiehunters.com/forum/Smileys/default/emotparrot.gif)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 30 Dec 2012, 01:09
click '[more]' when composing a post.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: idontunderstand on 30 Dec 2012, 03:08
 :parrot:

Hallelujah!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 30 Dec 2012, 03:15
 :parrot:

Excellent.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 30 Dec 2012, 13:14
www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=492

is the second result for a Google search using the phrase sleep madness. I cleared my cookies and used Incognito mode to stop any personalised results happening.

What? It's a random thought!


Also, I'll be using :parrot: far too much in the future.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 30 Dec 2012, 16:29
They're just... staring at me... going round and round...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 30 Dec 2012, 17:22
www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=492

is the second result for a Google search using the phrase sleep madness. I cleared my cookies and used Incognito mode to stop any personalised results happening.

What? It's a random thought!
Didn't work. (https://duckduckgo.com/?q=sleep+madness) Just because you're using incognito mode now, doesn't mean that previous personalisation is undone.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 30 Dec 2012, 17:35
Just to make an observation that I have spared you guys from a lot of powerfully graphic thoughts I've had about Unicorn that I have had urges to post on here. I am dead fucking serious.

Count your lucky stars, bitches.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 30 Dec 2012, 17:37
Disappointed.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 30 Dec 2012, 17:38

(skip to :10)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 30 Dec 2012, 17:47
Well, there's a first time for everything...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Jace on 30 Dec 2012, 19:01
Whenever I read the word disappointed I say it in my head like Hercules.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 30 Dec 2012, 19:04
Roses are red
Violets are blue
So are my balls
All because of you
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 30 Dec 2012, 19:11
:parrot:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 30 Dec 2012, 20:05
It's all I can think of when I see that.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 31 Dec 2012, 01:53
I like to make up words that sound almost real, like "enmoistening" or "encuntening"
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: henri bemis on 31 Dec 2012, 02:41
That wasn't actually the Hercules we know, it was the evil Hercules from another dimension. 

Um, I am just saying.  It's not like I've watched Xena and Hercules six billion times, or been really DISAPPOINTED that I didn't go see Kevin Sorbo at supermegafest when I had the chance.  No bitterness (or bitter suite-ness!) here <_<.  Someone put me out of your misery.

I also really need to find a way to incorporate "encuntening" into my vocabulary as of yesterday.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Jace on 31 Dec 2012, 03:01
I just remembered the time I met Sinbad while working at a hotel. After he left, I looked up his name and saw that it was him. He came back because he forgot his phone in his room (it was early morning), when he came to give the room key back, we had the following exchange:
"Are you Sinbad?"
"Yeah"
"haha, cool. Have a good one"
"Thanks man you too"
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 31 Dec 2012, 04:35
Didn't work. (https://duckduckgo.com/?q=sleep+madness) Just because you're using incognito mode now, doesn't mean that previous personalisation is undone.

That's why I cleared out my browser as well.

http://support.google.com/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=54048
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 31 Dec 2012, 04:52
Didn't work. (https://duckduckgo.com/?q=sleep+madness) Just because you're using incognito mode now, doesn't mean that previous personalisation is undone.
That's why I cleared out my browser as well.

http://support.google.com/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=54048
OIC. Then QC probably ranks higher on google than DDG.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 31 Dec 2012, 05:01
Probably. There's a huge variation in what results you get from what engines sometimes.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 31 Dec 2012, 05:23
I also really need to find a way to incorporate "encuntening" into my vocabulary as of yesterday.

Life as a porn star is pretty encuntening
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 31 Dec 2012, 06:32
Unless you're doing the gay stuff, then it's just cocks all the way down.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: dr. nervioso on 31 Dec 2012, 07:36
Unless you're doing the gay stuff, then it's just cocks all the way down.

And asses! Never forget the asses!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 31 Dec 2012, 08:07
I never forget a bottom. A face, sure, but never a bottom.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 31 Dec 2012, 10:26
Then I'm set for life.

ASSES
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 31 Dec 2012, 16:25
Is it a little strange/pervy that I have definitely recognized a girl by her ass before? Because that has happened so many times, oh my god you don't even know how many times, I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW MANY TIMES
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 31 Dec 2012, 18:23
nah, it's pretty normal aka objectifying as fuck
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 31 Dec 2012, 23:37
Is it a little strange/pervy that I have definitely recognized a girl by her ass before? Because that has happened so many times, oh my god you don't even know how many times, I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW MANY TIMES

I am reminded of Golden Boy, where the protagonist sees a pair of unclothed breasts and says to himself, "I know those! It's her!"

Hilarious short story, that anime.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 01 Jan 2013, 01:02
Golden Boy was the first anime I watched.  It's not really to my taste at all, though you will occasionally see Kintaro Oe as my avi.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 01 Jan 2013, 04:19
Panel three of comic 637 (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=637) doesn't make much sense to me. Why would Dora ask that? What does her brother do? Why am I reading the archives for the fifth time?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 01 Jan 2013, 13:05
Is it a little strange/pervy that I have definitely recognized a girl by her ass before? Because that has happened so many times, oh my god you don't even know how many times, I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW MANY TIMES
nah, it's pretty normal aka objectifying as fuck
I don't think it's either pervy or objectifying. I notice butts, bottoms and asses. For years, I've learned to recognize many of my women friends by their backs as well as their fronts, even if they're not all that attractive from either side. Would I developed that if I didn't find bottoms attractive? I don't know. Other guys might have an answer for that.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 01 Jan 2013, 13:19
More archive-binge thoughts:

Every time I read comic 815 (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=815) I expect a line about the three-body problem and every time I read comic 815 there isn't one.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 01 Jan 2013, 15:19
Panel three of comic 637 (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=637) doesn't make much sense to me. Why would Dora ask that? What does her brother do? Why am I reading the archives for the fifth time?

You're reading the archive for the fifth time because you're going through withdrawawl. And Dora's question is valid, because Sven doesn't play songs...he just writes them. A means to survive.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 02 Jan 2013, 00:44
Sven doesn't play songs...he just writes them.

We've seen him sing (Hannelore's birthday outing), even though that's not how he makes his money.

I'm puzzled by the talk about Sven, though - 637 doesn't mention him.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 02 Jan 2013, 02:33
True, but I think the complaint is over Dora's comment about having to enjoy what you play, and that this seems curious in light of her brother's source of income.  Of course, when Sven performs, it probably tends to be things he enjoys, all the way down to those drunken Beatles medleys...

So yeah, not really an issue.  Besides, who says he doesn't appreciate some country music? 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: idontunderstand on 02 Jan 2013, 04:48
He probably does, but I think it's pretty established that he knows the songs he makes are crap.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 02 Jan 2013, 04:51
The fact that Dora's brother does something doesn't mean she understands why he does it. In fact, having encountered something before makes you more likely to have developed a view on it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 02 Jan 2013, 09:44
In fact, there was only one country act he liked as of one particular year.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 02 Jan 2013, 10:31
I love asses. Seriously that's like the sexiest thing ever, man, woman, or otherwise. And there are very few people I could recognize by just their ass. Though I feel like I pay attention to completely different things than most people, even when we're both looking at the same thing.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 02 Jan 2013, 11:19
don'tmakeadonkeyjokedon'tmakeadonkeyjokedon'tmakeadonkeyjokedon'tmakeadonkeyjokedon'tmakeadonkeyjokedon'tmakeadonkeyjoke
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 02 Jan 2013, 11:22
I'll resist the urge to send Neko a photo of my ass.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 02 Jan 2013, 11:55
Gaz, you're no fun.

And Pilchard, your ass has to be human for me to enjoy it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 02 Jan 2013, 11:55
Just your ass though. The rest of you can be whatever
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 02 Jan 2013, 11:56
I'm not fussed on tits or arses but I do love hips.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 02 Jan 2013, 12:28
Now now, Neko, we've been down this road before  :-P
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Cambyses on 02 Jan 2013, 12:49
I'm a weird kind of eye/hip/belly objectifier. I never understood the thing about asses though.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 02 Jan 2013, 13:12
Now now, Neko, we've been down this road before  :-P

:evil:

I like hips too. A lot. Hip bones on thinner people and big squishy hips on bigger people, yum. Okay so maybe I just like naked bodies in general.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 02 Jan 2013, 13:30
I've got quite bony hips.

I exist on a website where you can find that out, though.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: dr. nervioso on 02 Jan 2013, 18:46
I love asses. Seriously that's like the sexiest thing ever, man, woman, or otherwise. And there are very few people I could recognize by just their ass. Though I feel like I pay attention to completely different things than most people, even when we're both looking at the same thing.

So neko, This post made me realize that I love you
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 02 Jan 2013, 18:59
I've got quite bony hips.

I exist on a website where you can find that out, though.

Stickfigure.net? No way! :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 03 Jan 2013, 04:43
dr. nervioso: <3
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 03 Jan 2013, 04:47
I like bottoms. A lot. Like, a lot a lot.

Also tummies. And hips. And backs. Oooh my god, I really love a sexy back - especially if I'm allowed to give someone a massage.

rrrrmmf. I need to get my queer ass out of this boring town and back somewhere a little less uptight.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 03 Jan 2013, 04:56
I agree with all of that except that I don't like giving massages because I never get them back and I have near-constant back pain. The few who have tried to do them are terrible at it anyway. The boy made an attempt and was either so gentle I barely felt it, or so rough I almost cried.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 03 Jan 2013, 05:53
I follow someone on dA and Tumblr who is always drawing tums and wide figures, well most kinds of figures but they personally like tums and their drawings have made me like tums. At least the way they draw them. Although they also draw Hitler and Eva Braun S&M but I'm not fussed on that... Yet.

My boyfriend and I practised massages on each other. I have back pain and then I wanted to repay him. We're okay because we know each others' aches and where to rub in that sense. Wouldn't have a clue with a different person but I wouldn't want to give anyone else a massage any way.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 03 Jan 2013, 06:27
I LOVE a nice round bottom. My ex had what I referred to as "denty butt"- it was round and shapely but the sides looked dented in. Nick's is pretty awesome. Perfectly round but firm, attached to big muscly thighs and looks dangerously sexy in jeans.

Although, I will say that I can appreciate a number of different attributes- biceps and backs are a big one for me too. And a nice semi-hairy chest. That happy medium between pre-pubescent boy and lumberjack.

And boobs. I just love 'em. Can't decide if it's boobs in general or just the way they look in a nice bra/corset/whathaveyou. The roundness, then the dip in at the waist and the flare back out at the hip. Love the hourglass thing.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 03 Jan 2013, 07:17
...I have a denty butt. My better half has enough for the both of us, though.  ;D
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 04 Jan 2013, 09:40
What the fuck, Pat has never heard of 'Gay Bar' by Electric Six, is he fucked up or is this an American thing? It was huge over here!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 04 Jan 2013, 10:23
whaaaat that is definitely a Patrick thing. That song is fabulous.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 04 Jan 2013, 17:10
so rough I almost cried.

Done right, those can be magnificent things that leave you floating in another world. Digging down to the deep muscles to relax them is not a gentle process.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 04 Jan 2013, 17:49
Gaz when I mentioned Rathergood.com you didn't even check it out did you, that shit's totally on there, they just made a funny cartoon video

Also I am pretty sure that thing about recognizing girls I know by their butts might be the most quoted thing I've ever posted on these here interwebs, thanks for not letting me down <3
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 04 Jan 2013, 18:06
No, I didn't, because I knew it as a single by a rock band rather than a video on a site... and the original video is hilarious anyway, it's Dick Valentine as a legion of gay Abraham Lincolns!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 04 Jan 2013, 19:12
It is AMAZING, Pat you have no sense of taste if you don't like Gay Bar. XD キタ━━━(゜∀゜)━━━!!!!!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 05 Jan 2013, 00:19
I disregard any and all comments directed my way that contain "XD" at the end. Nothing personal, I just have lots of bad experiences with people who use that emoticon, so my associative memory instantly makes me cringe at the sight of it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 05 Jan 2013, 06:35
(╯°□°)︵ ┻━┻ RAHH!!! WHY MUST I CONFORM?!?!

Just kidding...It's quite understandable...it's like your version of comic sans.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 05 Jan 2013, 07:16
Don't make Faye punch that puppy!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: K1dmor on 05 Jan 2013, 12:15
 So, Jeph's streaming his FTL gameplay (http://es.twitch.tv/rabbitmonger) .

 And all i'm thinking is "I could finally hear his voice =O"  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 06 Jan 2013, 13:47
Is there any particular reason that marten has a mini-manchu (or possibly a horseshoe) in this comic?

http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1135
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 06 Jan 2013, 13:49
It's to match Dora and Tai's moustaches...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 06 Jan 2013, 14:04
I Googled on it, and someone speculated it had been used on April Fools Day. But someone else responded, with a definitive air, that it was used on Cinco de Mayo. To which someone else responded that he'd tried five mayos on ham and found it tasty.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 06 Jan 2013, 14:06
Fair enough.

One of my cats is hiding under my bed and I am terrified. (not really) (but she is kinda scary)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 06 Jan 2013, 14:42
Pilchard, your posts are fucking adorable.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 06 Jan 2013, 15:13
One of my cats is hiding under my bed and I am terrified. (not really) (but she is kinda scary)
I once knew a Siamese that hid under beds and sofas and rushed out to bite ankles.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 06 Jan 2013, 15:19
A schoolfriend's cat used, if you went into the kitchen and went out again without feeding him, to run at you and grab your ankles with his front paws.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 06 Jan 2013, 15:40
Is there any particular reason that marten has a mini-manchu (or possibly a horseshoe) in this comic?

http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1135

Cinco de Mayo, as already answered.  Here (http://cassland.org/images/1135a.png)'s the comic without moustaches for those who find them distracting.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 07 Jan 2013, 00:47
What I find most interesting is the the mustaches had to be photoshopped out by someone else. Jeph is quite insistent upon facial hair...and Dora seems to have the most fashionable.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 07 Jan 2013, 01:16
My recollection is that someone captured it before the moustaches got added, but I may be wrong.

EDIT:  This thread (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,19991.msg652462.html#msg652462) and its timing implies that I am wrong.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 07 Jan 2013, 09:35
do men typically shave their arm pits? should I?  Should I shave my nips? :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 07 Jan 2013, 09:39
Oh god no don't put a razor anywhere near your nipples

Hell, a large number of women I know don't typically shave their arm pits. The upside of doing so is that deodorant dries faster, and the homogenous/conventional social view is that hair is gross, the downside is that it hella itches as the hair grows back and it can be painful if you cut yourself. Why do you want to?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 07 Jan 2013, 09:40
I don't shave my pits, I have only known one guy who shaved his pits and everyone thought he was a weirdo for it. Whether that puts you off or not is another question. But then, he was also a prick.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 07 Jan 2013, 09:44
My dad shaves his armpits. He thinks it's more comfortable that way. It's up to you to decide if what someone else might say about it will change your mind. But really, if you want to do it, go ahead. Trying it once won't hurt anything, just be super gentle and use lots of shaving cream.

Also if you're going to shave around your nips be even more careful. And don't pluck - that leaves weird bumps on the aureoles, from what I've seen.

Speaking of aureoles I used a fancy new scrub/body butter in the shower the other day and it seems to have irritated JUST my nips. No idea why.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: VonKleist on 07 Jan 2013, 09:46
Random thoughts seeme innocuous enough to read while I eat my pancakes :-P
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 07 Jan 2013, 09:50
Proves you wrong for ever thinking this forum can be innocuous!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: VonKleist on 07 Jan 2013, 09:58
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M_HZiTvfLI

xD
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 07 Jan 2013, 09:59
spoilers for possible tmi, then again this is the QC forums... :police:

it was just hair that used to bother my ex when we were together. snuggling was pretty much only kept to spooning because she didnt like the hair on my nips or my pits.  she wouldnt want to lay her head on my bare chest because of them.  So I was curious if it was a common thing.  granted she was a swimmer and is probably used to the hairless body.  Which is kind of funny she had a single hair on one of her nips
(click to show/hide)

the downside is that it hella itches as the hair grows back and it can be painful if you cut yourself. Why do you want to?
I know that feeling,
(click to show/hide)
Random thoughts seeme innocuous enough to read while I eat my pancakes :-P
please tell me I got a spit take out of you.  :-D

Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 07 Jan 2013, 10:06
There are plenty of women who will either like or have no problem with your body hair. Personally I love hairy chests and hairy pits just equals masculine to me (on a guy, that is) and I like that. On a girl I could take it or leave it, but would never insist that someone shave for me.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: VonKleist on 07 Jan 2013, 10:07
Nah, nothing can really get between me and enjoying my pancakes but thanks for playing :wink:

I dunno, I shave with the trimmer on my old electric razor and it suits me just fine, apart from the occasional skin irritation.
Not my chest and pits though, that would be to much hassle and to me it looks stupid.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: K1dmor on 07 Jan 2013, 13:16
the downside is that it hella itches...
I know that feeling,

...apart from the occasional skin irritation.

 It doesn't have to.
 Just use some moisturizer after shaving and that's it = ). Never had a problem after doing this.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 07 Jan 2013, 13:36
Speaking of aureoles I used a fancy new scrub/body butter in the shower the other day and it seems to have irritated JUST my nips. No idea why.

I think the only way we can hope diagnose this ailment is to see pics.
Title: Re: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 07 Jan 2013, 16:18
It doesn't have to.
 Just use some moisturizer after shaving and that's it = ). Never had a problem after doing this.

This has never worked for me. Though I've found that only shaving once, on a certain part of skin, per layer of shaving cream helps a lot.

Gaz: :P
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 07 Jan 2013, 16:37
Why do you want to?
Hydrodynamics. Just ask Clinton.

Speaking of aureoles I used a fancy new scrub/body butter in the shower the other day and it seems to have irritated JUST my nips. No idea why.
The skin there is more sensitive and prone to irritation. Also, mammary ducts + irritating foreign substance = pain. Similar to urethral irritation.

On a girl I could take it or leave it, but would never insist that someone shave for me.

You would have no problem with a girl with chest hair? Like, grizzly bear cleavage? I dunno, count me out.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 07 Jan 2013, 16:46
Eh, bodies have hair. If a woman has that much hair on her chest then she's likely got a genetic disorder and I'd not give a shit. Even if not a genetic disorder, ehhhh, whatever.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 07 Jan 2013, 16:54
I used to shave my legs and armpits semi regularly, but this summer I made myself stop for a while because I realized I was only doing it because I got the message from society that I should be.  I decided I ought to grow it out an see how I actually felt about it.  Results? I like my legs shaved semi-regularly and my arm pits just trimmed.  I found my armpit hair to be kind of soft once it got past 1/8th of an inch, and while I didn't like it very long, when I finally shaved it off I found the stubble after just a day's growth to be rough and unpleasant. Now I trim it down with Steve's electric trimmer now and then, but don't actually shave.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 07 Jan 2013, 17:10
honestly I've always thought my armpit hair was soft and not bristly like my facial hair...which I probably should shave.  Women must thing it looks scratchy.  Again I think my ex just didnt like body hair due to her being immersed in swim culture since she was 4 and most men were shaved to reduce drag.

Then again I dunno, she was pretty much the only girl I dated...ever really.  Which is weird seeing that I met her and started dating her when I was 23.  She was also REALLY judgmental.  Eh whatevs.  Good to have some other female's thoughts on male body hair.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 08 Jan 2013, 07:39
A friend of my wife's says she likes her husband's back hair (he looks like he's wearing a sweater) because it gives her more control, as in something to grab and guide...

 :-P :roll: :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 08 Jan 2013, 08:17
You would have no problem with a girl with chest hair? Like, grizzly bear cleavage? I dunno, count me out.

I've dealt with hormone imbalances for my entire adult life. I know how shitty it feels to be rejected or just treated horribly because you don't fit someone's idea of femininity. While I do like super-feminine women and super-masculine men, I also like people at any point in between. I can't say that a woman's hairy chest would turn me on, but I also can't say that it would ruin the look for me and turn me off. I am also never okay with telling people how they should groom themselves; as long as they're clean, they can shave or not shave whatever they want.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 08 Jan 2013, 08:26
when you want to attract a mate sometimes you got to have the right kind of plumage...
(http://www.colourbox.com/preview/1175391-761381-close-up-of-a-peacock.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 08 Jan 2013, 08:34
as long as they're clean, they can shave or not shave whatever they want.

Yeah, that makes sense. Kinda explains why I'm still married, even though I have thinning head plumage. -_-;;
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 08 Jan 2013, 09:55
when you want to attract a mate sometimes you got to have the right kind of plumage...
(http://www.colourbox.com/preview/1175391-761381-close-up-of-a-peacock.jpg)

A photoshop, no peacocks have plumage that big...

*cries*
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 08 Jan 2013, 11:28
In general, I'm not really a fan of hairy men aesthetically but I like my boyfriend's body hair just because it's my boyfriend. The first time I saw him shirtless my internal reaction was just, "Oh. Okay." but it didn't lessen my attraction of him at all.
I shave my pits semi-regularly because I don't like the feel of the hair when it gets past a certain length but I'll go out in sleeveless shirts with longer than stubble with little self-conciousness. I get more concious about the smell than the look.
I very rarely shave my legs and I've never shaved past the knee. The only time I'll wear skirts or dresses is formal functions or in summer when I'm lounging at home. Even for formal functions, I'll only wear a skirt/dress if I'm persuaded and usually wear thick tights. Although sometimes I get an urge to have smooth legs because I admit they feel nice.

Social pressures never bugged me, I'm just lazy. Even at about fourteen, my friends were horrified I didn't shave my legs or armpits regularly and I just said, "But I don't care enough to do it every other week."

The only hair that bugs me is under my chin I get thick-ish fluff. I used to bleach it or Nair it but it irritated the skin like hell. Now I tweeze the longest/darkest ones and use nail scissors to trim the rest down. There's one hair in particular right on the edge of my chin that grows thicker than my head hair and it bugs the hell out of me.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 08 Jan 2013, 11:36
In general, I'm not really a fan of hairy men aesthetically but I like my boyfriend's body hair just because it's my boyfriend.

This applies to anything that would typically be called a physical 'imperfection.' My ex had a huge mole on her face, right between her eyebrows. If that was a celebrity I had a crush on, some random girl in the street, basically anyone except a woman I was actually interested in on more levels than just base physical attraction then the mole would be a negative. Instead if was probably my favourite thing about her.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: VonKleist on 08 Jan 2013, 11:38
My ex had a little very thin fluff on her upper lip which was totally adorable.
You know, the kind you only notice when you´re up super close.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 08 Jan 2013, 11:42
I like a little fluff on faces, even though facial hair is usually a turn-off.

That said, you could probably schedule an electrolysis appointment for fifteen minutes that would take care of it. It's not that painful and it's pretty damn permanent.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 08 Jan 2013, 11:46
Once I get my hormones sorted out I will get SO MUCH ELECTROLYSIS oh my god it's going to be so awesome
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 08 Jan 2013, 11:54
It feels kind of like getting slapped. It's not bad.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 08 Jan 2013, 11:55
Um yeah that sounds kind of exciting actually.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 08 Jan 2013, 12:41
It's hot.

I mean, literally. It feels like the burn right after you get slapped and occasionally pinches a little. I did it without any numbing agents, though, so I'm pretty sure if I lidocained up my face I wouldn't have felt a thing.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 08 Jan 2013, 12:46
And where is the fun in that?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 08 Jan 2013, 12:48
Lidocaine is fun by design.

Also, #700, bitches.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 08 Jan 2013, 13:38
I think there's actually a place in town that does it but it costs a mega shitload.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 08 Jan 2013, 13:39
Anything like vampire gloves? Those are amazing... though I guess it won't be half as fun if the person doing the procedures has a labcoat on. I can't say I have a medical fetish.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 08 Jan 2013, 13:43
Well, not yet. Let me put on a labcoat and see how you feel after that.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 08 Jan 2013, 15:47
<3
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 08 Jan 2013, 18:30
Nyeesh....white coat syndrome. O_O
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 08 Jan 2013, 18:38
Vampire glove are no good unless there is a violet wand involved.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 08 Jan 2013, 18:58
I've only played with them separately. I can't imagine them together...
Title: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 08 Jan 2013, 19:01
Combined, they get a lot of thumbs up from myself. My personal favorite while wanding is using a Wartenberg Pinwheel though.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 08 Jan 2013, 19:41
That's three google searches in a row, dammit - no fair! 


I really lead too sheltered a life.  Although the wartenburg pinwheel reminds me of the piecrust crimper we have in the kitchen drawer...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 08 Jan 2013, 19:49
It basically feels like an electrical scalpel when used with a violet wand. Lots of very localized and intense sensation.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: henri bemis on 08 Jan 2013, 22:18
Vampire glove are no good unless there is a violet wand involved.

I totally read "Vampire gloves are not good undies" before I realized I was misreading.

I've no experience with vampire gloves, so I've no idea if they make good undies.  But I'm intrigued.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 08 Jan 2013, 22:29
Vampire undies, like vampire bras, would make good undies for a very specific kind of person.

If you haven't guessed, vampire underoos and bras have the points facing inwards.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 08 Jan 2013, 22:58
Holy fuck I really gotta be more careful Googling the things you guys talk about sometimes
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 08 Jan 2013, 23:04
If you haven't guessed, vampire underoos and bras have the points facing inwards.
Guhh....why? Ow ow owww..... I have enough trouble with nail clippers....
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 09 Jan 2013, 02:25
You make me miss my pinwheel.  :-(

...you also make me miss having an availability of play partners...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 09 Jan 2013, 03:29
[...] Wartenberg Pinwheel [...]
Sadly, I know this term because of 50 shades of grey ...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 09 Jan 2013, 04:45
I've never used a Wartenberg pinwheel, but my former Mistress had a completely dull scalpel-shaped thing and used that with the violet wand. Aw now I really miss her.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: VonKleist on 09 Jan 2013, 04:55
I´m a googling all this stuff whilst at the liberry

Good fun! :)


Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 09 Jan 2013, 04:56
Post and avatar symmetry!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: VonKleist on 09 Jan 2013, 05:02
Hehe, people might have been wondrin' why I was grinning from ear to ear!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 09 Jan 2013, 13:32
And I thought I made a big step getting a rabbit toy.

Unrelated random thought: I've met some people who cut themselves for "fun" or because they think it looks cool. When I tell them it's uncool because it mocks people who harm themselves due to depression or similar and further stigmatizes by lumping them as doing it for attention, they respond with, "But tattoos and scarification are a thing! This is just like that!"
So I've decided they're right. If they want cuts and scars because it's cute looking to them, they should have to go to a licensed establishment, in a sterile environment with sterile equipment, have a professional do it and pay out the fucking wazoo for it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 09 Jan 2013, 13:37
On the topic of insertables I was looking up "strapless strap-ons" cause I am thinking of investing in one.

Didn't I leave the tab open so when I opened my laptop in class with rows of people behind me there were a dozen dildos on my screen.

Doh
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: dr. nervioso on 09 Jan 2013, 13:40
Hey if I was the person behind you, I would definitely have decided to become your friend
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 09 Jan 2013, 13:41
Same here.

Welu: if that's a big step for you, awesome! You don't need to get into crazy pokey/purple things to have fun :D
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 09 Jan 2013, 13:56
I think if I had the money I'd have more crazy pokey/purple things just for the sake of it even if I didn't really use them.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 09 Jan 2013, 14:07
Went jogging, did some situps, feel amazing. Am now getting out the weights.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 09 Jan 2013, 14:20
On the topic of insertables I was looking up "strapless strap-ons" cause I am thinking of investing in one.

Didn't I leave the tab open so when I opened my laptop in class with rows of people behind me there were a dozen dildos on my screen.

Doh

have you looked into the feeldoe? I've heard really good things about them.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 09 Jan 2013, 14:25
I feel better than I have in weeks.

This is going to be my year.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Jace on 09 Jan 2013, 14:41
Man, any of those sex toys that deal with electricity are really unappealing when you electrocuted yourself twice as a 6 year old.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 09 Jan 2013, 14:46
Or they're appealing because of it.

*cough*
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 09 Jan 2013, 14:56
That, combined with your avatar...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 09 Jan 2013, 14:59
That avatar makes any post better.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 09 Jan 2013, 15:02
I think if I had the money I'd have more crazy pokey/purple things just for the sake of it even if I didn't really use them.
Once you buy it, the temptation never goes away until you actually use it. But don't worry, the big pink one in my sock drawer tells me it's totally worth it.

Went jogging, did some situps, feel amazing. Am now getting out the weights.
Hoo-RAH. Gimme 400 reps, private! :emotrex:

Man, any of those sex toys that deal with electricity are really unappealing when you electrocuted yourself twice as a 6 year old.
 
Thank God for watertight battery housings...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 09 Jan 2013, 15:49
The violet wand is way different then begin shocked by say, a household outlet, or an electric fence.  They are high voltage, but low current.

When I get zapped by a wall outlet it hurts like hell in a line up my arm.  It sort of stuns me, the muscles in my hand and arm stop working and my whole body goes tingly. It is scary as shit, particularly since, unless you have some disregard for your safety, and go around intentionally touching live wires, it is likely to also have been a surprise.

Violet wands have an adjustable voltage and are used with a number of attachments.  The feelings can range from almost like an ants crawling on you tickle, to licking a 9v batters, to a good shock after walking on carpet in winter, to an incredibly painful cutting feeling, but the sensation is limited to your skin.  It does not cramp your muscles or cause deep or extended pain.  Though, you can make someones fingers twitch if you use one right on the inner wrist, and if you have the metal tip in one and the voltage up high they can cause branding.  Also the sparks can be used to ignite flammable things in fire play.

A lot of people don't like it, but I reeeeaally do.  It makes me tingle all over, not even in an aroused way, just in a ooooo zap, zap, oooo, "I'm ALIVE!" way.  But then, I did lick 9v batteries for fun when I was small. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 09 Jan 2013, 16:15
I particularly enjoy the strong static-shock type of feeling. Just a little burst of tingly energy and that's it. So awesome.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 09 Jan 2013, 16:37
9V batteries are delicious. To me they're like little rectangular lemons.

I get shocked quite regularly on the job..I guess it's what I get for using my body as a groundsource, instead of going and buying an electrostatic wristband...but typically what I touch by accident are all lower than 2 amperes. Might be as high as 400-600 volts, but...meh. It's a job.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 09 Jan 2013, 16:41
Mostly I just love getting a shocked reaction from people.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 09 Jan 2013, 18:09
I honestly can't tell if that pun was intentional or not.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 09 Jan 2013, 18:13
9V batteries are delicious. To me they're like little rectangular lemons.

I get shocked quite regularly on the job..I guess it's what I get for using my body as a groundsource, instead of going and buying an electrostatic wristband...but typically what I touch by accident are all lower than 2 amperes. Might be as high as 400-600 volts, but...meh. It's a job.
Isn't 1 Ampere enough to kill a person?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: K1dmor on 09 Jan 2013, 19:01
9V batteries are delicious. To me they're like little rectangular lemons.

I get shocked quite regularly on the job..I guess it's what I get for using my body as a groundsource, instead of going and buying an electrostatic wristband...but typically what I touch by accident are all lower than 2 amperes. Might be as high as 400-600 volts, but...meh. It's a job.

 Why is Pintsize using your account?  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 09 Jan 2013, 19:07
I honestly can't tell if that pun was intentional or not.

I'm quite sure I don't know watt you're talking about.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 09 Jan 2013, 19:08
I don't think you are going to conduct a pun off without some resistance...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 09 Jan 2013, 19:40
whoa, whoa, whoa, stop that. a series of puns tends to spark a landslide of them around here, and I'd rather keep this place nice and grounded.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 09 Jan 2013, 20:24
whoa, whoa, whoa, stop that. a series of puns tends to spark a landslide of them around here, and I'd rather keep this place nice and grounded.
I think the proper terminology would be "cascade" or "avalanche".
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: celticgeek on 09 Jan 2013, 20:25
whoa, whoa, whoa, stop that. a series of puns tends to spark a landslide of them around here, and I'd rather keep this place nice and grounded.

...rather than have it go down the tubes. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 09 Jan 2013, 20:50
whoa, whoa, whoa, stop that. a series of puns tends to spark a landslide of them around here, and I'd rather keep this place nice and grounded.
I think the proper terminology would be "cascade" or "avalanche".

A series, as it were.

Hokay, it's gettin' a little too nerdy round these parts.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 10 Jan 2013, 00:56
Isn't 1 Ampere enough to kill a person?

40mA is the figure I usually quote (obviously it varies a bit, and depends on the path the current takes through the body); that's by no means always fatal, but about double usually is - have a list of figures (http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2000/JackHsu.shtml).  There's a reason that 30mA is the common sensitivity of earth-leakage breakers.  The voltage is irrelevant, except as providing the motive force for the current, but it should be noted that there is a time element as well.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 10 Jan 2013, 03:43
Ohm my god you guys knock this wordplay off
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 10 Jan 2013, 05:58
The voltage is irrelevant, except as providing the motive force for the current, but it should be noted that there is a time element as well.

Indeed, voltage's motive force is quite relevant. It needs to be high enough to carry the current through a human body, and across the cardiac muscles, to a ground. Compare it to a spider...it might have lethal venom, but if its pinchers are too weak to break the skin, you're ok. Unless you eat it. Don't eat electricity, folks. Or spiders.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 10 Jan 2013, 06:01
Except the ones you eat in your sleep.

You'll always eat those.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 10 Jan 2013, 06:18
Indeed, voltage's motive force is quite relevant.

But not the voltage in itself without other things being right - as you must know well, an HT shock from a high-impedence source is annoying rather than deadly.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 10 Jan 2013, 06:53
I'm getting the feeling we're running through the same circuit, over and over again.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 10 Jan 2013, 07:36
Don't eat electricity, folks.

Best sentence ever.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Spriteling on 10 Jan 2013, 08:35
Best sentence ever.

Love the text between your avatar.  RHCP fan?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 10 Jan 2013, 11:24
Thanks! Indeed I am :-D
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 10 Jan 2013, 12:15
Momo's resume listed her built-in taser as having a capacity of 250 mA.

This bothered me at the time.

She is carrying a concealed deadly weapon. There are laws about that in most places. She might qualify for a permit on the grounds of need: she's a target for perverts who take their Japanese porn too seriously.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 10 Jan 2013, 13:36
Don't eat electricity, folks.

Best sentence ever.

(http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o778/Nicholas_Sajjakulnukit/Eat_zpsad566916.png)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 10 Jan 2013, 20:16
Indeed, voltage's motive force is quite relevant.

But not the voltage in itself without other things being right - as you must know well, an HT shock from a high-impedence source is annoying rather than deadly.
Also true. I've gotten enough shocks from 450V capacitors lying in wait (damn sleeper cell components, they are) but I'm still here. Conversely, the 22,000V shock to my voltmeter, carrying 40 Amps, was enough to make my hair stand on end without being part of the circuit. Also my voltmeter caught on fire from the inside.  :'(

She might qualify for a permit on the grounds of need: she's a target for perverts who take their Japanese porn too seriously.
Well, she IS made for guys who otherwise would ride the subway with their waifu pillow...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 11 Jan 2013, 09:51
http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1307
http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2324

We must work on this.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 11 Jan 2013, 18:13
It took about three passes to see what the comic had to do with the other item...


Isn't this already being done?  Ah yes, I see it is (http://417coffee.com/2011/01/06/remote-control-your-coffee-maker/). 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 16 Jan 2013, 22:36
How does the expression 'those that can do, those that can't teach' work if you're discussing teaching people how to teach?

Ugh, ugly typo.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 16 Jan 2013, 23:30
The way I heard it was "Those who can't teach, teach teachers".
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 16 Jan 2013, 23:54
They go together IME:

Those that can, do;
Those that can't, teach;
Those that can't teach, teach teachers.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 17 Jan 2013, 04:39
I wonder if we would be thinking as badly of Hitler if he was just a megalomaniac dictator instead of a genocidal megalomaniac dictator.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 17 Jan 2013, 05:19
That IS a random thought.......um....I'm going to go with "probably."
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 17 Jan 2013, 05:44
I'd say probably not. How many other dictators in history get the kind of treatment Hitler does? I'm gonna go ahead and say none. Not even the other genocidal ones. What's the general opinion on dictators? "Somebody should get rid of that guy!" But the opinion on actually trying to get rid of a specific dictator? "Well at least things are stable for now and I mean we're not even done with that other war yet so maybe we'll just leave that one to the citizens to sort out in their own time." (see also: Egypt, Syria)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: VonKleist on 17 Jan 2013, 06:01
I had the idea of a dictator-themed Top-Trumps game but sadly it´s already been done -.-

Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 17 Jan 2013, 07:59
I noticed it said somewhere that compact powders can be used to reduce sheen on the go. I just imagine someone driving past Charlie Sheen and throwing a compact at him, driving away as he starts shrinking to half his size, shrieking the entire way.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: idontunderstand on 17 Jan 2013, 11:40
Unicorn: Top poster any day, every day.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Spriteling on 17 Jan 2013, 13:48
I have a cat sleeping on my chest and it makes everything feel okay for the moment.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 17 Jan 2013, 15:49
I wonder if we would be thinking as badly of Hitler if he was just a megalomaniac dictator instead of a genocidal megalomaniac dictator.

Hitler is one of the few people that existed that some people get angry at you just for point out the dude was a human. That's all I got.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 17 Jan 2013, 16:05
People are overly sensitive about the dumbest things, but especially reality.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 18 Jan 2013, 09:01
I just got all my and the boyfriend's bills set up on my calendar and now it's synced with my phone and I LOVE TECHNOLOGY
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 18 Jan 2013, 20:56
I like technology too, but I am just way too lazy to sync up anything with anything. It might explain why my credit score is almost a negative number...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 22 Jan 2013, 14:26
A few years ago a former online friend linked me to a photo of a girl giving a blowjob and asked if it was me. My response was, "No, my eyes aren't green." opposed to, "No, I have never been photographed giving a blowjob, nor given a blowjob at all as of yet."
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 22 Jan 2013, 15:06
Welu you and me are gonna have a good tiiiime
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 22 Jan 2013, 15:45
Fuck the London meet. I'll just show up at your house some night and we'll watch classic wrasslin'!  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 22 Jan 2013, 16:29
Dude, Facebook me. I am totally down for that.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 22 Jan 2013, 17:06
The way I heard it was "Those who can't teach, teach teachers".

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 23 Jan 2013, 08:55
... There's a wiki page for that that I practically had to spell to understand what that sentence actually means.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 23 Jan 2013, 17:45
I had to give that three tries.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: RedWolf4 on 23 Jan 2013, 20:05
Quote
Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo?

Buffalo wings?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 25 Jan 2013, 15:33
I just love how the example company in the MOAC Windows Server 2008 70-642 textbook is called "Engulf & Devour". Where have we heard that before?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 25 Jan 2013, 18:01
Ask Marcel Marceau. I hear he had a speaking role in the movie.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 25 Jan 2013, 19:31
I have the weirdest face fur.  Its blonde, white, red, and black.  Its starting to really grow out too, I used to not be able to really grow a 'stache but now the hair is starting to go over my lip.  I guess the old wives tale of shaving makes it grow back fuller is some what true.  I am 27 and only now can grow a full mustache.  Too bad its a strange mix of wacky (yet natural) colors else it would look pretty nice.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 26 Jan 2013, 04:44
Until I was about thirteen, possibly older because I started dying my hair then, it grew with loadsa different colours. It was mostly mousy brown and reddish brown but had wee streaks of white-blond on the sides and the underside was a mix of dark brown and black. Kinda miss it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 26 Jan 2013, 05:32
One Thousand. How's THAT for random?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 26 Jan 2013, 13:35
I wonder why my car won't start this time? 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 26 Jan 2013, 13:42
Molerat in the carburettor.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 26 Jan 2013, 14:09
Or a muskrat.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 27 Jan 2013, 21:15
Libraries ought to have hand baskets or Ikea bags available.  Every time I wander into the stacks to pick up a few books I end up with more than I can balance.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 27 Jan 2013, 21:42
Some do. You can buy library bags, just like you can buy reusable grocery bags, at some libraries.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 28 Jan 2013, 00:42
One Thousand. How's THAT for random?

Not as random as this one (http://xkcd.com/221/).
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: VonKleist on 28 Jan 2013, 02:54
bleep, bloop, doop-de-doop
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 28 Jan 2013, 06:50
Instead of typing "Herman's Hermits" into the Grooveshark search bar, I typed "Heman's Hermits".

Made me lol.  :-P
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 28 Jan 2013, 19:38
By the power of grayskull, these little crabs are the cutest things evar!!! :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 29 Jan 2013, 01:24
I wonder what the best part of a sea otter to serve at a formal dinner is
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 29 Jan 2013, 06:20
Before I leave work in the evenings, I fill a plastic water bottle half way with water, and lay it at an angle, so when I put more water in it, it will stay cold longer. I'm super amused by the noises it makes when it's out of the freezer, when it starts warming up.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 29 Jan 2013, 06:25
I could never understand why people drink ice water. That shit is painful. I like my water lukewarm to hot.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 29 Jan 2013, 06:28
It is a little rough on my teeth these days, but not too bad. I hate warm water, it's super gross.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 29 Jan 2013, 09:06
I like mine room temperature. ...actually, I like most "cold" drinks room temperature. With the exception of alcoholic ones.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 29 Jan 2013, 09:16
I like my alcoholic drinks room temperature, from girly drinks to liquor to beer.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 29 Jan 2013, 09:22
I could never understand why people drink ice water. That shit is painful. I like my water lukewarm to hot.

I love ice water, but I usually curl my lips inward as to protect my teeth. I get more refreshment from the temperature than the hydration.

I like my alcoholic drinks room temperature, from girly drinks to liquor to beer.

That's just....yeah.

I'll take red wine at room temperature, because it has to aerate, so they say. The rest of it, nuh-uh. Washington Apple with a splash of Jager, on the rocks please.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 29 Jan 2013, 11:47
I like water cold, but I don't like ice in my drinks. The temperature it comes out of the tap during winter is perfect.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 29 Jan 2013, 12:13
Temperature is entirely dependent on beverage.

I like water cold from the fridge. I like Coke as cold as it can get without freezing and losing its fizz. I like whisky at room temperature, no ice.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Blood-Tree on 29 Jan 2013, 12:25
Is "Big Fat Gay Wedding" too offensive to consider for use as a pun?

I have no sense of the appropriateness of these things...

Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 29 Jan 2013, 14:51
I want to bitch about my media class but I don't know how but I'm thinking, "It's a media class! I should do it in FILM!"
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 29 Jan 2013, 18:22
The professor of my undergraduate Communications 101 class at UWW would always start his lectures with a quiet "well, I guess since everyone is here, we should begin." I was always tempted to interrupt when he said that and ask, "If we all decided not to show up one day, would that mean class is canceled?"

Never did, though.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 30 Jan 2013, 03:40
I want to bitch about my media class but I don't know how but I'm thinking, "It's a media class! I should do it in FILM!"

Complaining within your medium has plenty of august precedent - the example that springs to the top of my head is Haydn's "Farewell" Symphony:
Quote from: Wikipedia
It was written for Haydn's patron, Prince Nikolaus Esterházy, while he, Haydn and the court orchestra were at the Prince's summer palace in Eszterháza. The stay there had been longer than expected, and most of the musicians had been forced to leave their wives back at home in Eisenstadt, so in the last movement of the symphony, Haydn subtly hinted to his patron that perhaps he might like to allow the musicians to return home: during the final adagio each musician stops playing, snuffs out the candle on his music stand, and leaves in turn, so that at the end, there are just two muted violins left (played by Haydn himself and the concertmaster, Alois Luigi Tomasini). Esterházy seems to have understood the message: the court returned to Eisenstadt the day following the performance.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 30 Jan 2013, 03:44
Does anyone else still refer to the Large Hadron Collider as the Large Dong Collider or other penis-related thing?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 30 Jan 2013, 03:52
Hodges, that is a class wee story.

My film will probably have a lot of point-proving nudity if I can get enough willing people.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 30 Jan 2013, 13:40
The professor of my undergraduate Communications 101 class at UWW would always start his lectures with a quiet "well, I guess since everyone is here, we should begin." I was always tempted to interrupt when he said that and ask, "If we all decided not to show up one day, would that mean class is canceled?"

Never did, though.

I had an English teacher who got us to read for quarter of an hour at the start of each lesson - whether that was because he was trying to instill a love of good literature in us or it it was because he wanted to do less teaching, I'm not sure. Anyway, this teacher would periodically get so engrossed in his book that he'd not teach us or forget to show up for lessons entirely.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Blood-Tree on 30 Jan 2013, 13:56
An English teacher who makes children read..?

What kind of demented sadism is this?!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 30 Jan 2013, 14:20
I enjoyed it, personally. But then I also started reading whenever I finished work early.

I also found out that finishing work early and then listening to music and reading and tuning out of the noise of other people not getting on with whatever they are supposed to be doing is a really good way of getting hauled up, because I wouldn't realise that we'd moved on.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: dr. nervioso on 30 Jan 2013, 15:31
So I kinda wanted to make a separate topic for this, but I am a bit hesitant about making topics, so I'll just post it here, you all can decide if you want it in another thread.

So one of my friends messaged me a week or so ago about these
http://micronations.webs.com/#beginning

It's somewhat roleplaying, but with some touch of reality. Basically, a group of people declare some abstract territory as their nation. They then write a declaration of independence/constitution/ whatever. It seems interesting at the very least and you guys are an interesting set of individuals, so I thought I'd show it to you and see what you thought about it. I'm still deciding what I think about it. All I can think is "Wow this internet thing is weirdly interesting sometimes."
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 30 Jan 2013, 15:58
Is "Big Fat Gay Wedding" too offensive to consider for use as a pun?

I have no sense of the appropriateness of these things...

It's a little bit faggy, but if you're too queer to be okay with it you can just Jew off and stop being so black about it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 30 Jan 2013, 16:42
I am beginning to find the attempts to be edgy by using words in a jokey context that can otherwise be offensive a bit wearing; can we lay off it, please?  It's reminding me of past times on the forum.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 31 Jan 2013, 06:21
Yeah, that was a bit much ^.^
It feels like weather in michigan may as well be determined by random thoughts. It was 52F yesterday, 23F today with intermittent snowstorms.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 31 Jan 2013, 10:23
In fairness, 50% of that was a quote from a TV show.

But I understand the point, and cheerfully withdraw. I also blame Patrick entirely.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Blood-Tree on 31 Jan 2013, 11:52
I actually once knew a chap named Patrick in real life.

His face was like a worn rubberized teapot.

True Story.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 31 Jan 2013, 17:44
I knew a Patrick...he was a stoner with a penchant for driving around will several filled propane tanks in his back seat.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 31 Jan 2013, 19:45
It feels like weather in michigan may as well be determined by random thoughts. It was 52F yesterday, 23F today with intermittent snowstorms.

I'd be happy with intermittent...  made it to 63F yesterday, rainy, all the snow was gone... the snow's been slow but nonstop all day.  High of 24F. 

They're blaming all the warming/cooling for the massive number of water main breaks in town.  24 breaks in the last 18 days... the city's having trouble keeping up! 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 31 Jan 2013, 21:53
Imagine a QC spinoff, an advice column called "Ask Emily".
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 31 Jan 2013, 22:27
I'd be afraid to ask much of anything not involving smoothies...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 01 Feb 2013, 00:35
She could share her expertise about developing a better understanding with bees.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: VonKleist on 01 Feb 2013, 06:40
I knew a guy called Patrick who once got sold Oregano for weed.

Called him Oregano-Pat since then, the creative bunch of us..
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 01 Feb 2013, 06:59
Why does my hair have to look completely different every day, when I do the same thing to it every morning? The only time it looks sort of the same is when I actually put 10 minutes into blow-drying and straightening and whatnot.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 01 Feb 2013, 07:06
I straighten my fringe because one side ends up really curly and the other side kinda wavy the middle is straight. It has grown out enough that it just pokes into my eyes or covers my glasses and it irritates like hell but I'm waiting for it to be long enough to get cut properly.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 01 Feb 2013, 07:24
This is how my hair looks today, and as you can see, I am not impressed
 (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/01/qu6u2azu.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 01 Feb 2013, 10:40
Be glad you've got some! 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 01 Feb 2013, 11:00
If we told you jokes would you take more pictures? Hair be damned?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 01 Feb 2013, 11:51
Me or Carl?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 01 Feb 2013, 12:03
You, Neko. Although it's time we got a glimpse of Carl as well.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 01 Feb 2013, 12:29
I believe he posted a photo a while ago next to an Up DVD case.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 01 Feb 2013, 14:24
When a forum meetup eventually happens, the thing I'm looking forward to most is the group photo that we absolutely must take.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 01 Feb 2013, 14:28
Bleh, you don't want to see more of me. You have to look at my avatar all the time. Plus jokes mean I'd be smiling and I always look goofy when I smile for a picture.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 01 Feb 2013, 14:31
You're right. I have an allergy to goofiness. I insist that all photos taken near me are completely serious at all times. No smiling. NO SMILIING. Oi, stop smiling.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 01 Feb 2013, 14:33
Neko where's your avatar photo from the other forum we were on? I always thought that photo was super hot, and I don't even like the septum piercing usually.

Also, I think your hair looks purty in the annoyed looking photo.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 01 Feb 2013, 14:39
NO SMILIING. Oi, stop smiling.

Damn it that worked

Gaz, I don't remember what picture you're talking about. Did I have blue hair in it?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 01 Feb 2013, 15:07
I've got a few pictures of May with different smiles. I think one of them is kind of a sly little smile. Pictures in the restaurant with Eed are neat.
Clara hated to pose for pictures where she was expected to smile. She couldn't do it. But if instead she was engaged in conversation, or with a prop, she glowed.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 01 Feb 2013, 15:08
I don't think so. I think it was like red/a faded pink. Also, it's not on your Facebook.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 01 Feb 2013, 15:09
Here's a good smiling picture for you...

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/156906_10151323002945490_427565101_n.jpg)

(I'm on the left)

And I've never really had red/pink hair so I really don't know.

EDIT: I think this was my avatar for a while.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/nekowaffer/Waffle/rockys/rockys14edit.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 01 Feb 2013, 15:48
I think that was the one after it.

Ah, who knows.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 01 Feb 2013, 16:37
We figured it out! I'm just gonna post links, as I've posted enough pictures on here today.

Picture Gaz was talking about
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/nekowaffer/meeee/IMG_0275.jpg

Another picture from that photo "session"
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/nekowaffer/meeee/grrrr.jpg
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 01 Feb 2013, 16:47
(Dudes, I totally would. Definitely would. No I'm not telling her, you tell her. SHE CAN HEAR YOU)

In other news: well, Unicorn, at least you and I found that funny.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 01 Feb 2013, 18:39
Ferretastic. ^.^
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 02 Feb 2013, 07:20
neko, that picture is hot!! and i looove that shirt :-)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 02 Feb 2013, 07:33
It's actually a ballgown I bought forever ago... I need to find more excuses to wear it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 02 Feb 2013, 08:10
Why does my hair have to look completely different every day, when I do the same thing to it every morning? The only time it looks sort of the same is when I actually put 10 minutes into blow-drying and straightening and whatnot.

See also: why does the eyeliner on the left eye never match the eyeliner on the right? 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 02 Feb 2013, 15:52
Fuck makeup, man. I am terrible at applying it. But I love it... but then I look like some kind of cheap whore or a very masculine man who let his toddler put makeup on him. It's sad.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: dr. nervioso on 02 Feb 2013, 21:49
When I put on makeup, I become David Bowie
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 02 Feb 2013, 22:16
at some point I went from "I don't wear makeup because I'm terrible at it" to being excellent at makeup.

without makeup:

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/184779_408742922545828_1695354408_n.jpg)

with makeup:

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/46808_411354475618006_1774737878_n.jpg)

...though I haven't really tried makeup now that I've given up on shaving my face. I wish my moustache would grow in darker and more luxuriantly so I could have a glorious moustache and all the eyeshadow.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: K1dmor on 02 Feb 2013, 22:24
 You should make a thread, like a tutorial, with some basic tips of "How to make up" correctly . :angel:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: dr. nervioso on 02 Feb 2013, 22:30
I could make a make up thread for all the people who put on makeup. I have a few tutorials I could put on there too, mainly for drag, but I do have an obsession with nail polish.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 02 Feb 2013, 22:31
I'm not *that* good with makeup. I really want to snag some powders in various shades and work on contouring soon though.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 02 Feb 2013, 22:36
I can do makeup pretty well for me. I have a go-to conservative eye make up, and lots of fun colors for going out.  It is only when I try to get fancy with the eyeliner that there is a problem, and the problem is that both eyes look fine, just not the same as each other.  Some of the problem is the mirror I use and my nearsightedness mean that long eyeliners hit the mirror when I do the left eye.  Investing in a free-standing mirror would probably fix most of my issues. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 03 Feb 2013, 03:20
Unicorn, what brand of glasses are those? I've been looking for a half-frame style for a while that fits my look, and those hit the nail on the head.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 03 Feb 2013, 04:24
I'm the same with eyeliner not matching but I think it's more just lack of practice. Sometimes I get the left eye perfect and the right eye just won't look okay, depending on which I do first.  :-P I think make-up can be fun to play with and dress up, particular for (http://fav.me/d4gk1dr) photos (http://fav.me/d3ghmcy) but I'd rather take photos of people who actually want to model.
Also I almost never wear make-up and used to constantly get crap for it, even in secondary school, by teachers, where you weren't meant to be allowed to wear make-up. Although they may have just wanted to move me off dying my hair.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 03 Feb 2013, 04:45
I've worn makeup twice in my entire life. Didn't care for it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 03 Feb 2013, 10:19
I would definitely read any kind of how-to's people came up with. I have fun with painting my nails but I feel like I'm making it up as I go along when it comes to face-makeup. I haven't ever really figured out how to use concealer/foundation, but I can do my eyes up pretty well. My eyes are different shapes though, so it's uneven no matter what I do.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Spriteling on 03 Feb 2013, 11:17
I've never worn makeup.  I don't even know where to start with it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 03 Feb 2013, 11:27
Admittedly I'm not an expert here, but I think your face would be the place to start with it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 03 Feb 2013, 12:57
Unicorn, what brand of glasses are those? I've been looking for a half-frame style for a while that fits my look, and those hit the nail on the head.

Tommy Hilfiger. I think I got these like six years ago? I have other glasses but they're decidedly femme rather than androgynous so I don't wear them much.

found a picture of them (and fuck it's an horrid picutre)

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/579222_285862521500536_938396112_n.jpg)

yeah...those actually help me see but I don't like how they look so I don't wear them. that feels kind of shallow but oh well
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 03 Feb 2013, 13:01
If by horrid you mean adorable then... yes
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 03 Feb 2013, 14:06
Second for adorable.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 04 Feb 2013, 11:29
I wear makeup, but not that often...

(http://www.altoonacommunitytheatre.com/images/christmascarol_big.jpg)


Far right, plaid vest, throwing my back out through the whole thing in order to look more rotund...


Couldn't find the one from a few years ago where I was a 90 year old mythical chinaman.  There was a fair amount of latex, a wig and fake facial hair involved...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 04 Feb 2013, 11:43
You look positively spiffy.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 04 Feb 2013, 12:41
I legit recognised you from your avatar. Crazy.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 04 Feb 2013, 22:33
Unicorn, what brand of glasses are those? I've been looking for a half-frame style for a while that fits my look, and those hit the nail on the head.

Tommy Hilfiger. I think I got these like six years ago? I have other glasses but they're decidedly femme rather than androgynous so I don't wear them much.

found a picture of them (and fuck it's an horrid picutre)

Don't beat yourself up, you look rather cute!

I used to have a pair of glasses like those in that picture, but my dog ate them. I don't know if I'd pay for Hilfiger glasses though...lenses are expensive to begin with, and I'm blind as a batman.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: dr. nervioso on 05 Feb 2013, 04:27
Dat class, Carl-E
Dat class
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 05 Feb 2013, 06:47
"Which QC forum member would make the world's best dictator?"
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 05 Feb 2013, 07:07
The one who's had most practice (on the forum)?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: dr. nervioso on 05 Feb 2013, 07:12
Depends on what criteria you're judging it by.
If I was a dictator there would be glitter and dildos everywhere
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 05 Feb 2013, 07:20
I would glady live in that world, dr.  :-D

You'd leave quite the legacy after your reign was over.......glitter is like Herpes- it NEVER goes away.

Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 05 Feb 2013, 07:27
I think I would be a good dictator and/or cult leader.  I am articulate and charismatic.  I am passionate and principled, but also insecure and vain so as time went on I could find myself squashing dissent in ways I never thought I would as the sycophants around me prop up my ego and ensure me I am justified.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 05 Feb 2013, 08:01
I would be absolutely terrible as any sort of leader. I can't even get ideas from my head to my mouth in the same order.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 05 Feb 2013, 08:10
I wish I could be a dictator, but I'm no Havelock Vetinari. I'd be a little too iron-fisted for most people's comfort, I think.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 05 Feb 2013, 08:15
Depends on what criteria you're judging it by.
If I was a dictator there would be glitter and dildos everywhere

"Putting the 'dick' in dictator'!"
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 05 Feb 2013, 08:18
actually, I'm pretty sure that would be a tuber-based dildo...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 05 Feb 2013, 11:55
Homicidal Lord Winder?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 05 Feb 2013, 15:30
The only answer I could come up with was Akima. Intelligent and benevolent. But with an iron fist.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 05 Feb 2013, 17:48
Raoulleferre would run a fun dictatorship.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: celticgeek on 05 Feb 2013, 18:25
I vote for Paul Hodges as dictator. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 05 Feb 2013, 20:36
I nominate myself as Minister of Propaganda. :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 06 Feb 2013, 00:01
I vote for Paul Hodges as dictator.
It occurs to me that this is not how a self-respecting dictatorship comes into being.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 06 Feb 2013, 01:07
Though it's more or less how the best-known (but more than somewhat disreputable) dictatorship of the last century came into being.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 06 Feb 2013, 11:21
The Internet Chooses a Cat as New Monopoly Piece. Is anyone REALLY surprised? (http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/06/living/monopoly-new-token/index.html)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Akima on 06 Feb 2013, 13:39
The only answer I could come up with was Akima. Intelligent and benevolent. But with an iron fist.
I've always seen myself as more of an Empress...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 06 Feb 2013, 16:37
That would be empressive.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 06 Feb 2013, 19:10
I know you'er a moderator, but that was truly awful. 

(_)  Pay up. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 06 Feb 2013, 23:34
/me tosses a Zimbabwe 100 trillion dollar bill into the pun jar
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 06 Feb 2013, 23:41
Barely covers the cost of cleanup...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 06 Feb 2013, 23:56
In the pianist Schabel's autobiography is a mention of a time that he played in Germany during the period of hyper-inflation.  He was paid for the performance with a suitcase-full of notes, and the next day was able to buy a single sausage with it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 07 Feb 2013, 00:50
The only answer I could come up with was Akima. Intelligent and benevolent. But with an iron fist.
I've always seen myself as more of an Empress...
Choose your own title. The job is yours.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 07 Feb 2013, 09:33
actually, hyperinflation was such a huge problem in Germany in the '20s it actually spawned a new mental disorder called zero stroke (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero_stroke)

Quote
It has been said that during the worst period of hyperinflation that in the time it took to drink a cup of coffee, the price for the cup could double.

Quote
Besides a compulsion to write endless strings of zeros, individuals that suffered from this condition would reportedly become confused when referring to numbers and would state that they were ten billion years old or had forty trillion children.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 07 Feb 2013, 10:38
My father, the collector, had a few of those hyperinflationary bills from '23.  I remember 5, 20, and 100 million mark notes. 

Very pretty, but not worth the paper they were printed on...   :roll:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 07 Feb 2013, 12:14
I knew a Patrick...he was a stoner

Nailed it.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 08 Feb 2013, 11:30
I just taught my boss about "Let me google that for you"  I think I unleashed a monster. :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 09 Feb 2013, 02:01
I caught myself air drumming the other day and thought "Man I should probably not do this with scissors in my hand, what if someone outside sees" and I started laughing with no one else in the house. And as soon as I realized that, it made me laugh harder. 30 seconds of laughing by myself with scissors in my hand.

Sometimes my internal monologue makes me look insane
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 09 Feb 2013, 06:15
I do shit like that all the time. I think of something. Realise that is insane. Laugh at it. Then laugh because I'm laughing at nothing.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 09 Feb 2013, 07:38
Yep, same here. Only I talk to myself as well.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 09 Feb 2013, 08:00
Ha! Yes, I'm one of the guilty ones as well.

......this might go in the confession thread too but I also consistently make faces in the mirror. Because I have the sense of humor of an eight year old.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 09 Feb 2013, 14:56
Same for laughing at laughing. Then usually talking to myself reassuring it was actually funny then laughing at reassuring myself.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 09 Feb 2013, 15:50
Glad I don't do anything like that. Other than continuing to bump my right shoulder into the door frame entering the bedroom or bathroom, in order to give my body the rotational energy to turn right, then wondering where the hell the bruise came from. Oh, and standing on one foot waiting in a supermarket checkout line. Um, and continuing to tease my late wife, asking if it's warm where she is, and is she warm enough. I'll probably think of some more.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 09 Feb 2013, 17:00
Despite living in this house since April, I always get paranoid on the stairs and walk really slowly because I keep thinking I've reached the bottom, especially of the top section where it turns. Spending two decades in a bungalow makes stairs weird.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 09 Feb 2013, 17:02
Does counting help?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 09 Feb 2013, 17:03
I do it but it doesn't, even though I know the number of steps. I just take it slowly while holding the rail. It's worse on the stairs in work since I'm usually carrying boxes.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 09 Feb 2013, 17:13
Not realising you reached the end of the stairs sucks. Your foot hits the floor with your entire weight still behind it, and that gives you quite a shock. I've learned to walk down the stairs slowly whenever it's dark so that doesn't happen.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 09 Feb 2013, 17:24
The stairs from my parent's front porch are not level.  They are not off my much, but it is enough that people new to them trip a little on the way down (they slant forward so you feel like you are falling).  My body has adapted to expect the slant and I can trot down them arms full of boxes and not notice.  Similarly the third step from the bottom in their house is missing the front of the tread.  Again it is something which causes visitors to stumble, while the rest of us forget that it is even different.  Reminds me of this:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 09 Feb 2013, 17:44
I talk to myself fairly constantly. Just constant muttering and conversations back and forth - sometimes I'm aware of it. Apparently it's 'endearing' but it still seems pretty crazy to me.

I mean, I always know I'm doing it, but it's always on an unconscious level, kind of like when you automatically start biting your fingernails off. You know, but you're not aware.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 09 Feb 2013, 17:51
Steve talks to himself out-loud a lot. It only bothers me when I think he is talking to me. 

I talk to myself internally a lot, and I was actually going to recommend it to some people here, but never got around to it.  When I have a problem, I imagine someone I might talk to about the problem, and talk to them in my head,  I try to answer as they would, ask the follow up questions they would, and then try to analyse my own responses to see how I actually feel, or what solutions there could be. It is a bit like talk therapy, but all in my head.  I find it to be realyl helpful at making big descion, calming my fears, and reassuring myself.  I can explain it more sometime, probably in the pessimism thread. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 09 Feb 2013, 18:24
It's always amusing to vent in such a manner, though it does incur the hazard of giggling to yourself like a maniac when you manage to "zing" one of your simulated companions.
That being said, I think I've progressed past that point due to overuse. Nowadays, I find myself also sub vocalizing and replaying arguments to develop counters for things people are probably never going to say.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 09 Feb 2013, 21:32
My wife says I'm muttering a lot under my breath lately. 


II think the little filter that says, "You better not say that out loud!" is failing. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 09 Feb 2013, 22:43
I do that towards people a lot. "Yes, yes, fuck along now and go away."
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 10 Feb 2013, 07:31
I delete far more posts than I actually post.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: dr. nervioso on 10 Feb 2013, 08:46
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/02/09/a-warning-to-college-profs-from-a-high-school-teacher/
This article pretty much sums up my ideas on American education
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 11 Feb 2013, 06:06
Steve talks to himself out-loud a lot. It only bothers me when I think he is talking to me. 

I talk to myself internally a lot, and I was actually going to recommend it to some people here, but never got around to it.  When I have a problem, I imagine someone I might talk to about the problem, and talk to them in my head,  I try to answer as they would, ask the follow up questions they would, and then try to analyse my own responses to see how I actually feel, or what solutions there could be. It is a bit like talk therapy, but all in my head.  I find it to be realyl helpful at making big descion, calming my fears, and reassuring myself.  I can explain it more sometime, probably in the pessimism thread.

I'm the same way with Nick- I'll shout "What??" from the other room, he'll say "nothing" and then I have to get up and go see him because I know he said something.....


I talk to myself in my head all the time, sometimes to the point where I actually freak out and question whether it was really in my head or I slipped and said something out loud. Those moments are terrifying. Even more so when the thoughts in question are ones that should definitely be kept quiet.  :-P
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 11 Feb 2013, 06:37
I know how that goes. If someone ever was close enough to hear what I'm saying in an undertone or read my lips at the end of a long day at work...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 11 Feb 2013, 06:47
I talk to myself internally a lot, and I was actually going to recommend it to some people here, but never got around to it.  When I have a problem, I imagine someone I might talk to about the problem, and talk to them in my head,  I try to answer as they would, ask the follow up questions they would, and then try to analyse my own responses to see how I actually feel, or what solutions there could be. It is a bit like talk therapy, but all in my head.  I find it to be realyl helpful at making big descion, calming my fears, and reassuring myself.  I can explain it more sometime, probably in the pessimism thread. 

I'm do this as well. I usually end up mouthing both parts without realising. I've noticed my Mammy does it, particularly if she's been drinking, so I wonder if I picked it up from her. If I know I'm alone I'll speak out loud. It helps me keep track of everything being said because if I do it entirely in my head I usually trail off.
I used try to rehearse conversations this way when I was younger. I got quite good at it and predicting what people would say. However it did lead to me thinking I had conversations with people when I'd only imagined them. It also meant I would have a small panic if the conversation didn't go how I thought it would go. I still do it for some difficult conversations, usually involving work. Did it a lot with the whole underpaid thing a while back.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 11 Feb 2013, 07:57
I used to do that too!! I'd imagine as many ways as I could for the conversation to go so that I was prepared for anything that could possibly happen......and then once the conversation was actually had the person said something I was not expecting and I got all flustered. But- when it went "my way" I felt incredibly smart. And a teensy bit manipulative....
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 11 Feb 2013, 10:39
I rehash conversations the way I wish they'd gone. Usually in the car, where anyone who cared to look could just assume I'm using a hands-free phone, or in the shower, which is fine until I turn off the water and my husband can hear my weird whispering and asks what I said. And I'm like uhhhh nothing honey!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 11 Feb 2013, 11:59
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/02/09/a-warning-to-college-profs-from-a-high-school-teacher/ (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/02/09/a-warning-to-college-profs-from-a-high-school-teacher/)
This article pretty much sums up my ideas on American education
That was painful to read...I'm now seriously considering private education for my children. For a long while I've been wary of No Child Left Behind, but I'd rather not have the future fall behind to that extent.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 11 Feb 2013, 12:53
I keep reading reviews of Pavement records and it keeps inspiring me and songs keep falling out of me.

As a kind of Pavement-y experiment I deliberately tried to write a lyric that made no sense, and it's accidentally kind of making sense  :psyduck:

I marvel at the way they worked within limitations (i.e. they were kind of shit at music) and created something great, but I'm already so limited I've decided that when I record it I'll just break it down to just my vocal and two guitar parts. Keep it minimal.

I'm uh... kind of buzzing off music in a way that I have been a lot lately, but before then hadn't been for a while. It's... weird, and nice.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 11 Feb 2013, 17:24
I've been rereading my essay for a class, and it occurs to me: I sound like an absolute ponce. Were I to be so eloquent in spoken dialogue, I would have no fear of ever being rendered speechless.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 12 Feb 2013, 12:38
So a bunch of my friends made a promotional video for the benefit show we're putting on this weekend, and, well, it's pretty damn funny.


I think #5 is my favorite method of obtaining $4
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 13 Feb 2013, 00:02
I've been rereading my essay for a class, and it occurs to me: I sound like an absolute ponce. Were I to be so eloquent in spoken dialogue, I would have no fear of ever being rendered speechless.

Verily my compatriot, our words shall flow like wine and our enunciation will grow sharper than a razor's touch. Hah!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 13 Feb 2013, 12:21
I'm not sure if I should be proud or not that I could find the music for #5 in my random-internet-music folder within 10 seconds of hearing it...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 19 Feb 2013, 04:30
I hate that this frozen breakfast sandwich needed to specify that I microwave it on a microwave safe plate.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 19 Feb 2013, 05:31
I hate that this frozen breakfast sandwich needed to specify that I microwave it on a microwave safe plate.

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.”  :-D

That's actually coincidental, because I already took this earlier today when I giggled at the implications involved that they had to put it there:

(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/3564/contraceptive.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 19 Feb 2013, 06:12
I wonder if "falling pregnant" is a colloquialism, or if it's just a slip-up.

"I was walking down the street, tripped, and landed crotch-first on a penis. I've fallen pregnant!"
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 19 Feb 2013, 06:31
I wonder if "falling pregnant" is a colloquialism, or if it's just a slip-up.

"I was walking down the street, tripped, and landed crotch-first on a penis. I've fallen pregnant!"

IIRC it's a British use, since a meaning of 'to fall' is 'to become'? Like "I've fallen ill" meaning you became ill?

Also apparently according to that bit I will not be getting levitation-powers! :cry:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 19 Feb 2013, 07:13
You also fall in love. 

But the usage has an interesting undertone; just as falling ill is something that happens to you with no personal responsibility, so falling pregnant seems to imply that it was in some sense unavoidable.  It seems to remove responsibility both from the woman and perhaps even (or especially?) from the man.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 19 Feb 2013, 07:28
You also fall in love. 

But the usage has an interesting undertone; just as falling ill is something that happens to you with no personal responsibility, so falling pregnant seems to imply that it was in some sense unavoidable.  It seems to remove responsibility both from the woman and perhaps even (or especially?) from the man.

I suppose if they just presume it's birth-control then it was rather inevitable that it'd happen accidentally sooner or later.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 19 Feb 2013, 14:36
I hate that this frozen breakfast sandwich needed to specify that I microwave it on a microwave safe plate.

Sainsbury's('?) trifles have a notice not to invert the packaging. On the bottom.

I once heard of a chainsaw that had instructions to "not stop with hands, feet, or genitals."
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 19 Feb 2013, 15:14
can't tell if flirting, or if bad at jokes.
via email:
her: "I’m the lowest peon on the workforce totem pole and have no weight with ISTS to gain access"
me: "haha you made my day"
her"I HATE MY JOB. Jk.  :-)"
some time has passed with out me responding
her" Anything to get some entertainment around here. ;-)."
some more time has passed without me answering
"There are still bottom dwellers that need to smugly pass over my dead body … "
 :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 19 Feb 2013, 16:22
Cumshots look stupid when the girls don't swallow. Looks like they have a drinking problem.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 19 Feb 2013, 18:56
I think they look stupid because they're so blatantly unsexy to me that it's outright laughable when people try and make it look like the hottest thing ever.

Of course, that also goes for porn acting, dialogue, all other acts, and the way they perform them, mind...

(a particular irritant of mine is long, perfectly manicured nails in lesbian porn, because in real life, fingernails fucking hurt)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 19 Feb 2013, 19:47
I once heard of a chainsaw that had instructions to "not stop with hands, feet, or genitals."

It's so the one guy who chops off his balls can't sue the manufacturer in court, claiming he was trying to stop the chain. "Sir, it specifically says not to stop the chain with your genitals, I'm afraid your claim is null and void."

Cumshots look stupid when the girls don't swallow. Looks like they have a drinking problem.

Nobody told them it's not a protein mouthwash. :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 19 Feb 2013, 21:30
sure, it whitens your teeth, but it's just awful for your breath...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: K1dmor on 19 Feb 2013, 22:30
  but it's just awful for your breath...

 Here, have one of this:
 (http://i.imgur.com/cWPx5RI.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 20 Feb 2013, 06:00
[...](a particular irritant of mine is long, perfectly manicured nails in lesbian porn, because in real life, fingernails fucking hurt)[...]
Never thought about that ... but now that you have mentioned it I'm squirming in my seat.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 20 Feb 2013, 06:21
I kind of hate super long nails in general, but especially in porn, of any kind. It makes me cringe to see women going near men's parts (or other women's parts, really) with these crazy long nails that I bet are sharp. I barely even want to do anything to myself when my nails are really long.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 20 Feb 2013, 06:26
Ugh yes, it's one of the ways I know someone doesn't have a girlfriend if they have long, sharp talons (there's a boy in my lecture with unusually long nails and he uses them to pick his nose, which is another indicator that he will be single forever).
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 20 Feb 2013, 06:50
So I keep my nails long.  I love long nails. 

They do not get in the way with playing with penises (and with some partners there are fun uses for long nails ;)), but I do keep the nails on my pointer and index finger of my right hand cut short and filed smooth because it is makes it far easier to play with vaginas and their surrounding fun bits without hurting the poor lady.  And, should she want to be hurt, there is always the other hand. 

People always complement me on my pretty long nails and I often wonder if they notice that the two of them are always short, and if they have figured out why. 

Related, I have a partner who plays classical guitar and so the nails on one of his hands are pretty long.  Fingers on that hand are not allowed to penetrate me.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 20 Feb 2013, 06:58
See that sounds fine to me. Boyfriend has long nails as well and, yes, uses them to pick his nose. Which is gross, and he still hasn't listened to me about just not doing it in front of people. Anyway, at first he tried to play with me with those nails... dear lord that was painful. People don't seem to understand just how sensitive everything is. He's now learned that if he wants to do that he needs to cut down a couple nails, at least. ouch my lady parts
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 20 Feb 2013, 07:06
"Sir, it specifically says not to stop the chain with your genitals, I'm afraid your claim is null and void."

"... as are your genitals"
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 20 Feb 2013, 07:43
From now on I'll notice lad nails in porn more and hopefully those leaky mouths a little less.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 20 Feb 2013, 11:22
"Sir, it specifically says not to stop the chain with your genitals, I'm afraid your claim is null and void."

"... as are your genitals"

I literally cracked up like the Joker at that.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Sorflakne on 20 Feb 2013, 15:39
Worst part about port is blatantly fake boobs.  Sure, implant technology has greatly advanced in the last 10-20 years, and there are some jobs out there that are difficult to tell unless you see a scar on them or them in a position where they should be jiggling, but either aren't or are barely moving.  I mean, even A-cups bounce.

No jiggle = no fun :(
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 20 Feb 2013, 15:48
Fake tits are not without their charms. If you can feel 'em, they're real enough...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 20 Feb 2013, 17:05
I really want fake boobs.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 20 Feb 2013, 17:08
H'why?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 20 Feb 2013, 17:15
Because my real ones are small. Way too small.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 20 Feb 2013, 18:03
Nothing wrong with small boobs. I will always value small real boobs over huge fake ones...and that's saying something, because I <3 SIZE.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 20 Feb 2013, 18:08
I like small boobs over big boobs just kind of in general, to be honest.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 20 Feb 2013, 18:29
Mostly I just liked my boobs attached to a person.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 20 Feb 2013, 22:18
Eh, I'm not picky. I liked being able to remove mine at will and suction cup them to the wall.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 21 Feb 2013, 05:24
That does sound like fun.

Basically I am a 42B right now and I want to be a 42C. DD would be fun but not necessary. I just think I look silly with a huge ass/hips/tummy and no boobs.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 21 Feb 2013, 05:43
Pear shapes are awesome. I'm a hip fan on ladies.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 21 Feb 2013, 05:45
Pear shapes are awesome. I'm a hip fan on ladies.

Seconded. You needn't concentrate your appearance on quantity of boobage. Many folks go for other attributes. ;D
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 21 Feb 2013, 05:49
Well yeah basically half the guys I've been with have sung "I like big butts and I can't deny" to me at one time or another
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 21 Feb 2013, 06:51
When I sing that I have to stick my butt out so far that I'm practically bent in half.


.....the grass is always greener.  :-P
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 21 Feb 2013, 07:03
Bad porn boob jobs are hideous. But sort of part and parcel to the gig, I guess. It does lend itself to a game my girlfriend and I play: rate the boob job. The rules are ... we rate boob jobs.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 21 Feb 2013, 07:04
Ever seen an obvious butt job though? I've never seen one but I'm very curious.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 21 Feb 2013, 07:08
I prefer to ignore the possibility. But I know it's out there ...

Edit for scary googling: http://famousplastic.net/category/butt-implants/
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 21 Feb 2013, 10:35
Nicki Minaj has a terrifying ass. I don't believe for a second that it's real.

I know someone who had conservatively sized breast implants put in, and they were put in under the muscle tissue (?) so they sit properly and the real breast portion is on top of the implant. It takes longer to heal from apparently, but looks a million times better and realer. I think most porn stars go the cheaper route because 1. cheaper 2. gotta get back in the game quicker I guess.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 21 Feb 2013, 17:19
I'm wondering whether it's not an expected esthetic in that genre.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 21 Feb 2013, 18:06
That's the type I'd want. Also there are (apparently) procedures where they take fat from elsewhere on your body and use it for boobs. I have plenty of it. Just transfer my stomach to my boobs and we're good

And absolutely, the giant obviously fake boob look is very sought after, or at least it was at one time. These days things tend towards the more natural look and "amateur" porn.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 21 Feb 2013, 18:21
And absolutely, the giant obviously fake boob look is very sought after, or at least it was at one time. These days things tend towards the more natural look and "amateur" porn.

Most "connoisseurs" of porn have become desensitized to the fake ridiculous look of string-implant breasts and "scripted" porn scenes. The need for something more natural is quite possibly an eventuality due to the constant need for more realism in other aspects of entertainment programming.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Sorflakne on 21 Feb 2013, 19:11
Quote
Nothing wrong with small boobs. I will always value small real boobs over huge fake ones...and that's saying something, because I <3 SIZE.
Anything more than a handful is a waste, IMO.

Butt implants...and here I thought that was something that was just used as a dig against Kim Kardashian and for humor in Saving Silverman...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 22 Feb 2013, 04:04
Anything more than a handful is a waste, IMO.

This phrase has always bothered me. I'm sure a lot of people who say it don't really care that much and aren't going to shut down any woman with larger than average breasts. It shouldn't matter because it's not like they're getting near my boobs anyway. Although it does make me get a twinge of, "My breasts nor any amount of their size is a waste. If you really think they're a waste maybe you just can't think of enough to do with them."

Sorry, taking abstract comments personally. I get the same annoyance at, "Flat chests make you look like you're a twelve year old boy." As breasts are not the only quantifier of femininity and you can definitely have feminine appearing bodies regardless of size.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 22 Feb 2013, 04:17
Gee, I'd always heard "More than a mouthful is a waste..."

But yeah, I think the expression comes from somewhere else.  Your size is what it is, and appreciated for being a part of you, regardless. 




Until your back starts hurting...   :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 22 Feb 2013, 05:10
I considered saying something along the same vein, with the addition of the fact that the only person who has any opinions on whether or not my breasts are a waste is me, and their purpose is to feed the babies I don't yet have.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Sorflakne on 22 Feb 2013, 07:16
Anything more than a handful is a waste, IMO.

This phrase has always bothered me. I'm sure a lot of people who say it don't really care that much and aren't going to shut down any woman with larger than average breasts. It shouldn't matter because it's not like they're getting near my boobs anyway. Although it does make me get a twinge of, "My breasts nor any amount of their size is a waste. If you really think they're a waste maybe you just can't think of enough to do with them."

Sorry, taking abstract comments personally. I get the same annoyance at, "Flat chests make you look like you're a twelve year old boy." As breasts are not the only quantifier of femininity and you can definitely have feminine appearing bodies regardless of size.
True, but then again I have somewhat larger hands :P

Random fact:  Apparently the average bra size for pornstars is a 34B. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 22 Feb 2013, 07:33
Random fact:  Apparently the average bra size for pornstars is a 34B.

In America or something, presumably? That is below the average size here and I don't really see why they'd be statistically smaller.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 22 Feb 2013, 08:19
That data's skewed.  Too many skinny girls trying to pass as teenagers...


or maybe too many teenagers. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 22 Feb 2013, 10:39
P.S. I'm gonna bang neko's mom
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 22 Feb 2013, 10:49
(http://th32.photobucket.com/albums/d33/mkkawamo/th_big-unamused.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 22 Feb 2013, 11:03
Anything more than a handful is a waste, IMO.

This phrase has always bothered me.

Ditto, for the exact same reason.

In general, those statements that degrade others to make one party feel better just irritate me. Sour grapes and such, but still. There are better ways to make yourself feel better than to say that someone else is disadvantaged or lacking in some way.

The whole "real women have curves" debate that I've seen floating around is a prime example of that. Hey, how about instead of blindly taking sides and making other people feel like crap, we just support each other, consider the repercussions of our words and agree that people come in all shapes and sizes?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 22 Feb 2013, 12:49
I had always taken one to mean "Small ones are all I need for satisfactory lovemaking".
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 22 Feb 2013, 12:50
It is, but what it means and what it implies are two very different things.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Barmymoo on 22 Feb 2013, 12:55
A better way to put it would be "if I am attracted to you, I don't mind what size your breasts are". Which sounds really stupid, so just don't say anything!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 22 Feb 2013, 13:14
It bugs me when people get personally offended if I am attracted to them and also to someone who has different traits.

It's something that drove me crazy with my ex, that she'd get pissed off if I was attracted to a blonde girl.

I'm also attracted to dudes, I don't recall trying to convince you to get a dick attached.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 22 Feb 2013, 16:21
see, what you need to find is a girl with the dick pre-attached. works way better that way.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 22 Feb 2013, 16:36
It's on my bucket list.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 22 Feb 2013, 16:42
AB+ Fence Sitting Neopolitan Rainbow Unicorns?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 22 Feb 2013, 22:02
Where does the Neapolitan come into play?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 22 Feb 2013, 22:05
Chocolate, strawberry, vanilla?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 22 Feb 2013, 22:07
As a Unicorn? Hmm...you must have a very interesting flavor, 'Corn.

Lol... 'Corn. With butter. ;D
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: K1dmor on 22 Feb 2013, 22:21
 When did Nickelback become so hated? and why?

 I..i don't get it; i listen a couple of songs years ago, and they were fine (not a masterpiece, but it wasn't bad). It's something about their personal life? That would explain it, because i don't check things like that on musicians/bands.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Shogouki on 22 Feb 2013, 23:12
When did Nickelback become so hated? and why?

 I..i don't get it; i listen a couple of songs years ago, and they were fine (not a masterpiece, but it wasn't bad). It's something about their personal life? That would explain it, because i don't check things like that on musicians/bands.

I'm not sure either.  Then again I'm not big into music but even I noticed that they suddenly became the butt of jokes everywhere.
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Post by: jwhouk on 23 Feb 2013, 01:03
Formulaic nature of their music, I think.
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Post by: idontunderstand on 23 Feb 2013, 04:54
I don't hate them but they bore me to tears.
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Post by: Asterus on 23 Feb 2013, 05:15
For some absurd reason, I read that weirdly in my head and momentarily thought you were complaining about termites or something.
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Post by: KingOfIreland on 23 Feb 2013, 05:18
The only way I can apparently appreciate Black Metal is while writing a paper on Alfred The Great.
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Post by: Welu on 23 Feb 2013, 07:54
I have Nickelback's discography. I get they're formulaic but I can't help that the sound works in my ear. The formula exists for a reason. I also think their sound is a lot less offensive to my senses than the majority of dance/pop music that bombards the charts and plays on the radio during work. Almost anything where actual instruments are being played competently is audial nirvana to me comparatively.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 23 Feb 2013, 07:55
I will actually defend Nickelback up until about Silver Side Up or so. After that...ugh.
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Post by: Welu on 23 Feb 2013, 07:58
I think part of the reason they get so much hate is that there's few hardcore fans to defend them. Even Justin Bieber has legions of tween girls to scream their love for him. Although it could be an effect of so many people expressing hate means people don't want to admit to liking them?
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Post by: Zingoleb on 23 Feb 2013, 08:07
I think the reason they get so much hate is because they're wildly successful, and people will always jump to tear down wildly successful bands whether they're good or not.

That said, Nickelback is pretty damn far from the worst band I've ever heard, but they've gotten so fucking bad once they figured out the commercial route. Like, their earlier stuff - Never Again (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1v0MVNwS-E) is a really fucking powerful, angry song that still means a lot to me. Once they went more commercial they stayed away from things like this, and pretty much all of their stuff is either sex, drugs, or love songs, and it just bores the shit out of me.
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Post by: Thrillho on 23 Feb 2013, 08:32
Given some of the fucking horrifying records I've heard in my time as a reviewer, I find it offensive how much people hate Nickelback.

Saying that, there's an enjoyable 'first day at music school' progression to their albums. Like there's the album where they discovered slower songs, the album where they're discovered acoustic guitars, and then the album where they discovered keyboards.

In fact, because I will enjoy reading them again and you folks might do as well, here is a selection of reviews of things that I hate, complete with the typographical errors my editor really should've caught.
http://rockmidgets.com/releases.php?p=1&page=3&id=2901
http://rockmidgets.com/releases.php?&id=3138
http://rockmidgets.com/releases.php?p=42&page=3&id=942
http://rockmidgets.com/releases.php?p=41&page=3&id=1087
http://rockmidgets.com/releases.php?p=31&page=3&id=1467
http://rockmidgets.com/releases.php?p=43&page=3&id=932
http://rockmidgets.com/releases.php?p=23&page=3&id=1936 - this is the worst thing I've ever reviewed
http://rockmidgets.com/releases.php?p=2&page=3&id=2820
http://rockmidgets.com/releases.php?p=8&page=3&id=2599 - Bryan Adams album, boy I hated that one
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Post by: jwhouk on 23 Feb 2013, 08:48
I think "Rock Star" was the watershed point. That song was soooo self-effacing, and yet it was exactly what they were turning into.

And now I know why Gareth started reading QC.
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Post by: Thrillho on 23 Feb 2013, 09:22
...Go on?
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Post by: Papersatan on 23 Feb 2013, 10:42
I do not like Nickelback. 

I think they are formulaic.  I think they design their songs to be just barely edgy, but not enough to be offensive.  I think their motivation is less about creating music they think is good, and more about creating music they think will sell well across markets.  This is what pretty much all pop musicians do, but Nickelback is trying to do it while retaining some sort of "rock musician" credibility.   Of course every artist who hopes to make money needs to market to an audience in some way, and cries of "sell-out" are pretty unhelpful.  To me though, Nickelback music sounds like they are trying to sell it to me.  No lie, no the first few times I heard "photograph" I thought it was a beer commercial.  It is 2 parts nostalgia, one part bland, catchy repetitive melody. The kind of thing that makes you want to grab a miller light and catch up with the guys.  It doesn't sound like a song written about Kroeger's memories, but a song designed to let you project your memories onto is and feel them with a sense of grandness and longing.  That song was written to play at graduations and reunions until the end of time, and it will.

Nickelback is the Thomas Kinkade of music.  The artist/s are good at their field of art and use their skill to activate a particular set of emotions from the consumer, not to make some bold artistic statement, but to sell more. That said, lots of artists over the ages, since the rise of the middle-class anyways, have done this, and many of them are still widely regarded as good.  Edgar Allen Poe comes to mind.  His works were crafted to activate 'melancholy' because he said women found the feeling addictive and it was the surest way to get your books to sell.  I'd say there is a reasonable overlap between people who hate Nickelback and people who love Poe, so no one has the high ground here.

The reason Nickelback music is more annoying to me than say, Justin Beiber, is because of the way it crosses genres.  Beiber is pretty much limited to air time on top 40/pop stations.  Nickelback has air time on top 40, adult contemporary/soft rock, county, and rock stations.  This means I have to hear Nickelback fucking everywhere. 
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Post by: Zingoleb on 23 Feb 2013, 11:40
It confuses me when I hear people listen to the radio because I haven't done so in at least five years.

Also, that perspective makes my father's devotion to Kinkade kind of hilarious.
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Post by: jwhouk on 23 Feb 2013, 16:27
...Go on?

yellingaboutmusic.blogspot.com. You kinda sound like Marten's review of indie music. ;)
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Post by: Thrillho on 23 Feb 2013, 17:11
I'm not sure if that's a compliment or not, but I never read that and several of those reviews were written and posted before his blog was started  :mrgreen:
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Post by: Bluesummers on 23 Feb 2013, 23:01
That said, Nickelback is pretty damn far from the worst band I've ever heard, but they've gotten so fucking bad once they figured out the commercial route. Like, their earlier stuff - Never Again (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1v0MVNwS-E) is a really fucking powerful, angry song that still means a lot to me.

Agreed...it was the only album of theirs that I bought (back when I actually paid real currency for music), and it was really well put-together. I really enjoyed "Savin' Me", but mainly for the music video.
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Post by: Welu on 24 Feb 2013, 04:10
The reason Nickelback music is more annoying to me than say, Justin Beiber, is because of the way it crosses genres.  Beiber is pretty much limited to air time on top 40/pop stations.  Nickelback has air time on top 40, adult contemporary/soft rock, county, and rock stations.  This means I have to hear Nickelback fucking everywhere.

This is very different where I am. The only radio I listen to is the one that plays in work, which is a shop-specific tailored thing. It is 90% pop/dance music. Rihanna, Flo Rida, Bieber, One Direction, Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga... Ugh. None of those artists' work gels with me at all. At least none of theirs that gets played.
The other 10% seems to be a compilation of mid 90's to early 2000's pop.

Out of curiosity I went to iTunes top 40 and found exactly one song that I enjoy and plays in work. (Also the video is fun.) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtOV7bp-gys) Every other song I don't know or know it but don't enjoy.
Also before the song played on YouTube an ad showed me One Direction covered Teenage Kicks. That song is already terrible.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 27 Feb 2013, 15:37
My avatar is now Vince Russo in a ticker-tape celebration.

Enjoy.
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Post by: Carl-E on 27 Feb 2013, 17:00
I liked your pic better. 

But, I understand. 
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Post by: nekowafer on 27 Feb 2013, 18:58
Sleep. Must. Sleep. But I want to watch True Blood and talk to sexy people... but I have to be awake in 7 hours and that's not enough sleep for me...
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Post by: Bluesummers on 27 Feb 2013, 20:44
Sexy people? Where? Oh, you must mean me. :emotrex:
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Post by: Thrillho on 28 Feb 2013, 10:43
I liked your pic better. 

But, I understand.

I'm glad you understand. You'll never guess who took that photo anyway...

Also neko I'm pretty sure I was online when you posted that.
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Post by: Aethien on 28 Feb 2013, 11:34
Sleep. Must. Sleep. But I want to watch True Blood and talk to sexy people... but I have to be awake in 7 hours and that's not enough sleep for me...
I'm so happy I can get away with 4-5 hours of sleep every now and then when I get distracted and forget about the time.
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Post by: ankhtahr on 28 Feb 2013, 11:37
Every now and then I can cope with this as well. There have been a few days when I had to burn the midnight oil for school work, and two hours of sleep had to suffice. And basically the whole last year consisted of sleeping between 4-6 hours during the week, and up to 13 hours on weekends. But let me tell you, that doesn't feel any good after a while.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 28 Feb 2013, 11:46
Some researchers are doing a project on sleep deprivation, and if I'll be their test subject they'll give me €460 for staying awake for 24 hours and doing some tests. Score!

And here's my random thought: Why does the bread's crust lose its crunchiness the day after I buy it? It always goes soft. Maybe I should buy a toaster.
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Post by: Carl-E on 28 Feb 2013, 11:51
It's the bag you keep it in.  The moisture from the inside of the bread is trapped, and soaks into the crust. 

There are pinhole bags that keep the crust crusty, but eventually the whole loaf gets hard stale...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Shogouki on 01 Mar 2013, 01:19
I wish I didn't feel fatigued when getting under 10 hours of sleep. :-\

Some researchers are doing a project on sleep deprivation, and if I'll be their test subject they'll give me €460 for staying awake for 24 hours and doing some tests. Score!

And here's my random thought: Why does the bread's crust lose its crunchiness the day after I buy it? It always goes soft. Maybe I should buy a toaster.

And damn, that's pretty nice!  I'd definitely consider that if it were offered here.  For that much money I'll deal with decontamination!

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Post by: Bluesummers on 01 Mar 2013, 03:39
I wish I didn't feel fatigued when getting under 10 hours of sleep. :-\

I'm with you...ugh. Yesterday I woke up at 5am, was on the road at 6, drove off and on for 13 hours, through three states, and over 300 miles. And it was supposed to be a normal workday.

Today, I'm up again early, I have eight errands I have to run before 10am local time, including moving 750lbs of TV parts around. And then I'm on the road again until about 6pm.

There needs to be more hours in the day.
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Post by: Shogouki on 01 Mar 2013, 03:52
I wish I didn't feel fatigued when getting under 10 hours of sleep. :-\

I'm with you...ugh. Yesterday I woke up at 5am, was on the road at 6, drove off and on for 13 hours, through three states, and over 300 miles. And it was supposed to be a normal workday.

Today, I'm up again early, I have eight errands I have to run before 10am local time, including moving 750lbs of TV parts around. And then I'm on the road again until about 6pm.

There needs to be more hours in the day.

Oi...  What is it you do if you don't mind my asking?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 01 Mar 2013, 06:37
CelticGeek: Hapus Dydd Gwyl Dewi!
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Post by: celticgeek on 01 Mar 2013, 06:48
Diolch i chi, ac mae'r un peth i chi. 
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Post by: jwhouk on 01 Mar 2013, 07:06
Even though my family is (basically) from Northeast England, I guess it's a big thing for some in this neck of the woods.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 01 Mar 2013, 09:28
I wish I could be not-fatigued. Like, just once, because I've never known what that feeling is like.

there's that thing about spoons theory, and i feel like i wake up without spoons. ...when i wake up. i usually feel like I'm still half-asleep, physically, even though mentally i'm wide awake, which is frustrating to no end. cutting out caffeine has helped, but I don't know what else to do.
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Post by: Shogouki on 01 Mar 2013, 09:31
It'd be pretty interesting to live a few days in the life of a dolphin or whale.  I wonder what it would be like to never really be unconscious and to only be using one hemisphere of your brain at any one time...
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Post by: Zingoleb on 01 Mar 2013, 11:03
mentioning that, I just got someone from Wales messaging me. I know this, because Facebook is telling me that they're on their mobile phone in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwll, which is either a bunch of spilled scrabble tiles or a Welsh name.
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Post by: Carl-E on 01 Mar 2013, 11:09
Isn't that the town-name-length record holder (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llanfairpwllgwyngyll)? 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 01 Mar 2013, 11:17
I have no idea how to pronounce that even after listening to it being pronounced.

(http://snag.gy/D9SzV.jpg)
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Post by: pwhodges on 01 Mar 2013, 11:26
I once had a cat that came from LlanfairPG (as it is commonly known).  We called him Nelson, because we agreed the handover under a column like Nelson's Column (of Trafalgar Square) by the beach near the Menai Bridge.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 01 Mar 2013, 11:35
I have no idea how to pronounce that even after listening to it being pronounced.

(http://snag.gy/D9SzV.jpg)

i'm quoting this picture because i still have no idea what is going on in it
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Post by: Aethien on 01 Mar 2013, 12:50
It must've taken a lot of booze to come up with that name.


Or a cat walking on a keyboard or typewriter.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 01 Mar 2013, 12:53
your name is really pretty except for that almost obnoxious orange in it

it's being really shitty at me. fuck that n.
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Post by: Aethien on 01 Mar 2013, 12:56
Wait what?
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Post by: Zingoleb on 01 Mar 2013, 12:57
vowels are faintly coloured unless they start a word - then they influence the whole word. otherwise they don't really influence a lot unless there's a lot of the same vowel (in which case it offers its own inflection on the word - infinite is very white, even though it's got splashed of colour in it), or unless there's more than one vowel in a row, in which case it kind of washes the colours out. think like a watercolour.

'th' does the same thing - only it's a lavenderish, periwinkle blue sort of colour. it can really easily be overtaken by other letter combinations because it's a really soft colour.

so "Aethion" is an over-all purpleish-blue name, but that n is just like

a big splotch of orange right in it and it's mocking me, I swear it is.

(My favourite name is still Aletheia.)
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Post by: Loki on 01 Mar 2013, 13:00
Grapheme synesthesia?
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Post by: Zingoleb on 01 Mar 2013, 13:02
aside from the coloration Aethion also looks like an old man. like, old, battle-scarred, long grey hair white guy whose life story i'm currently struggling to keep from writing.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 01 Mar 2013, 13:02
Grapheme synesthesia?

also yes
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Post by: Loki on 01 Mar 2013, 13:05
Huh, neat. I have never met a person with synesthesia (that I know of and technically we haven't met but Iwilljuststopsayingwords).

...sorry for possibly being obnoxious, but what is Aerith (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AerithAndBob) like?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 01 Mar 2013, 13:09
in terms of colours pretty great, though the r is pretty heavy black in the middle, kind of drawing it down. not in an aesthetically unpleasing way, though.
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Post by: Blood-Tree on 01 Mar 2013, 13:13
Silver steel mist floating on icy sea waves.

Crash! Salty foam on the shore!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Aethien on 01 Mar 2013, 13:30
vowels are faintly coloured unless they start a word - then they influence the whole word. otherwise they don't really influence a lot unless there's a lot of the same vowel (in which case it offers its own inflection on the word - infinite is very white, even though it's got splashed of colour in it), or unless there's more than one vowel in a row, in which case it kind of washes the colours out. think like a watercolour.

'th' does the same thing - only it's a lavenderish, periwinkle blue sort of colour. it can really easily be overtaken by other letter combinations because it's a really soft colour.

so "Aethion" is an over-all purpleish-blue name, but that n is just like

a big splotch of orange right in it and it's mocking me, I swear it is.

(My favourite name is still Aletheia.)
So what if I write it properly? Which would be Æthien.

Also, while I am not old and my hair isn't white, I am a man and I do have long (blonde) hair.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 01 Mar 2013, 14:40
I'm not used to that as a letter. It feels unnatural to me. It doesn't have any associations.

I have the same problem with þorn. þ is a really awesome character that I feel distant from but instead of disliking it I really, really like it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Aethien on 01 Mar 2013, 14:41
Does this help?

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Post by: Shogouki on 01 Mar 2013, 14:45
Does this cause problems for you when reading or writing at all?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 01 Mar 2013, 15:09
no not really. usually i'm reading too quickly for it to happen - it only happens if i'm reading one word. other words are kind of distracting.

Does this help?

nnnnnnnno, but that was amazing
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 01 Mar 2013, 17:09
(My favourite name is still Aletheia.)

This is how you would say my name if you had a lisp
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 01 Mar 2013, 20:07
You pronounce your name "Ale-uh-see-uh"? 'cause I've been pronouncing it "Eh-lee-zee-uh"
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Shogouki on 01 Mar 2013, 20:08
no not really. usually i'm reading too quickly for it to happen - it only happens if i'm reading one word. other words are kind of distracting.

Does this help?

nnnnnnnno, but that was amazing

While I'm commenting with almost complete ignorance as of what that would be like, it does sound pretty cool.  I imagine this possibly adds much more personality to names and words in general?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 01 Mar 2013, 20:21
for the right word, yes. hold on, let me give some examples (my friend asked me about a bunch of words and I have samples handy, haha):

Mellifluous reminds me of some kind of sugarplum fairy; she's draped in pinks and purples and reds, and looks not unlike a fuchsia plant. She's always happy and sometimes you think it might be put on, but it's just an effusive, expansive joy that you never question in while you're in its presence.

Piquant is a little kid who you want to strangle but also find it impossible to stay angry at. He's round-cheeked - not fat, not really; it's the sort of fat that burns off around puberty, anyhow. He dresses in yellows, oranges, and reds more often than not; someday he's going to find a football team with those colours and he'll become an instant fan, mostly so he can get away with wearing those colours more often.

Recalcitrant is a rock. That's not metaphorical; it's a blocky, dull, dark grey rock with white chunks in it.

Motile is a spash of very quickly moving colour. There might be a person under that blur, but if so, they must be some kind of superhero; the sheer saturation in the reds and blues wouldn't be seen on anyone else, really, especially in such high concentration.

Halcyon is kind of a melancholy type. She's reminiscent of a draiad in the loosest sense possible. She's small and frail in body, almost childlike in every respect, though something something...very old and heavy seems to lie within her, I suppose. It feels kind of mystical to say, and I rather try to avoid sounding mystical. Her favourite time of year is summer, especially those long nights with a full moon where the wind is still blowing warm. There was a pond by her house as a child, and she snuck out one night and sat by it to watch the moon underneath the willow there; long nights remind her of it still.

BAM. EXAMPLES.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 01 Mar 2013, 20:46
uhh-lee-see-uh
or
ell-ee-see-uh

Either works. But call me Alisha, and I will end you.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 01 Mar 2013, 21:53
I've been pronouncing it the way Maes Hughes pronounces his daughter's name.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 03 Mar 2013, 08:13
What is this puzzle game called?

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 03 Mar 2013, 08:30
peg solitaire?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 03 Mar 2013, 08:31
I've been pronouncing it the way Maes Hughes pronounces his daughter's name.

I've never seen FMA and can't find any videos with him saying her name. But yay for someone having a name like mine.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 03 Mar 2013, 08:34
I can't find one either, but here's the voice actor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xssl03eFxeQ) saying it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 03 Mar 2013, 08:58
Yeah that sounds about right to me... and I AM adorable!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 03 Mar 2013, 10:00
peg solitaire?
That's it! You can probably imagine how hard it is to find that on Wikipedia when your knowledge goes as far as "You jump pieces over one another until you run out of moves".
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 03 Mar 2013, 10:04
We made peg solitaire games in shop/tech ed/that class where you use power tools and whatnot
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 03 Mar 2013, 12:40
It's just "solitaire" to me, and usually played with marbles on a board with indentations.  The pegs are for portable setups.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 03 Mar 2013, 16:48
The board could conceivably also be used for Parcheesi.

Southern US has those with golf tees on a triangular block, and 15 holes.

There's a trick to it, regardless of layout (which WP suggests there are at least six).
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 04 Mar 2013, 10:15
On my drive to teach, I pass a sign for the Johnstown Flood memorial, and one for the Flight 93 memorial. 


The first was the result of greed and stupidity.  The second was deemed an heroic salvation from evil. 

And yet I find the first much more interesting.  I think it's because of the remove of time. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: idontunderstand on 04 Mar 2013, 10:52
Sometimes it seems like fate decides to turn things around for you, and everything arranges itself to make it even harder to make a different decision. Thanks fate.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 07 Mar 2013, 22:46
i noticed this headline on yahoo:

(http://i.snag.gy/BiqHz.jpg)

and realised that that caveman...looks familiar...almost like a guy i used to live with...

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/550549_10151181220546600_1895177321_n.jpg)

i know yr secret
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 08 Mar 2013, 01:56
Photocopiers are the greatest thing ever. Except when they are the worst thing ever.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Aethien on 08 Mar 2013, 04:20
You mean like when they break down all the time?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 08 Mar 2013, 04:47
So, Washington state voted to legalize marijuana last fall.  So the state legislature needs to decide how it should be taxed and regulated. 

In response, the legislature formed a committee. 

Since the committee consists of both members of the state center and state house of representatives, it is being called...



"The Joint Committee on Marijuana"


No, really!   :-D
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Akima on 08 Mar 2013, 04:56
It's just "solitaire" to me, and usually played with marbles on a board with indentations.  The pegs are for portable setups.
But you probably call the card-game "Patience".
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 08 Mar 2013, 05:18
Just so.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 08 Mar 2013, 10:25
Since the committee consists of both members of the state center and state house of representatives, it is being called...

"The Joint Committee on Marijuana"

The Joint Joint Committee? I like where this is going. ;D
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 08 Mar 2013, 10:28
Photocopiers are the greatest thing ever. Except when they are the worst thing ever.


<mod>N.B.  The YouTube tags don't accept https: - it must be http: </mod>
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 11 Mar 2013, 22:29
WiFi networks my laptop can see include "HideYoKidsHideYoWiFi" and "PrettyFlyForAWiFi"   

I want to rename our network something witty. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 11 Mar 2013, 23:05
I've seen the SSID "FBI Surveillance Van".

If medical marijuana is useful for arthritis, could it be the Joint Joint Joint Committee?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 12 Mar 2013, 01:34
If the Committee members employ the services of ladies of negotiable affection, would it be a  Joint Joint Joint John (http://john.urbanup.com/1155645) Committee?


...I will show myself out.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 12 Mar 2013, 05:53
WiFi networks my laptop can see include "HideYoKidsHideYoWiFi" and "PrettyFlyForAWiFi"   

I want to rename our network something witty.


Ours is called "NotYourWifi"  :-P
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 12 Mar 2013, 07:16
I just realised I've had this Creative Zen multimedia player for six years, and only now I've run out of the 4GB it has of internal memory. So I'm going to pop in at the electronics store and get a microSD-to-SD adapter, so I can expand it with the 16GB microSD card that's in my e-reader. By extrapolation, it should be good for another 24 years.

Planned obsolescence? What's that?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 12 Mar 2013, 09:44
By extrapolation, it should be good for another 24 years.

Neglecting the exponential growth of the size of the crap you keep on it, of course.   :-D
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 12 Mar 2013, 10:13
My old iRiver H340 (http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/mp3-players/iriver-h340-40gb-review-39189390/) player that came with a 40GB harddisk now has 240GB.  OK, it's fatter than my iPod touch, but it still fits on my belt just fine; the firmware can't handle that disk, of course, so it's been replaced by Rockbox (http://www.rockbox.org/) (it's about time I updated that, but I need to set up a compilation environment again as it's limited to addressing 128GB disks in the standard build).  Both the original firmware and Rockbox play ogg/vorbis files, which is what I use by default.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 12 Mar 2013, 11:48
Preston town centre had an open Wi-Fi network called CitiFi, and it really pissed me off because that portmanteau doesn't work unless you are pronouncing one or other of the original words incorrectly or are from Birmingham.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Mar 2013, 13:06
My wifi is called "Rawr! I'mma Unicorn!" much to my father's annoyance.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 12 Mar 2013, 13:11
yesssss

Mine is just boyfriend's internet nickname. Boooorrring.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Mar 2013, 13:15
There's a church next to us and the pastor lives on the other side of it; I wonder if they'd get our wifi signal if I changed it to something blasphemous...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 12 Mar 2013, 13:18
Just rename it to BUTT

That's what mine would be if I had access to it. But it's all on boyfriend's computer and I wouldn't have a clue what to do with it anyway. He's mister computer whiz.

And then I could be all like, connect to my butt, guys, I can handle multiple connections
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 12 Mar 2013, 13:19
I don't even know how to rename my wi-fi. I think I'd rename it 'Connect to this Wifi for free viagra'
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 12 Mar 2013, 13:26
Mine's PWHVKS.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: celticgeek on 12 Mar 2013, 13:54
Mine is named "The Shire", and for a while the pass phrase was "Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul".
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: snalin on 12 Mar 2013, 16:22
I'm currently sitting on "the furce". But I just sent a message to the guy in charge of it asking if we could change to
HideYoKidsHideYoWiFi

Because that is the fucking best thing ever.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Shogouki on 12 Mar 2013, 16:38
Mine is simply Routertron, because adding the 'tron' makes it sound like a Transformer! :lol:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 12 Mar 2013, 17:35
I just changed mine to "The Legend Of Ron Burginternet" because I thought of it back when we first got internet but never changed it. Also I like really forced jokes.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 13 Mar 2013, 23:18
I just read a query elsewhere from someone who saw the SSID "FBI Surveillance Van" and didn't know it was a joke.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 14 Mar 2013, 06:52
Mine is named "The Shire", and for a while the pass phrase was "Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul".

I cringe at the thought of having type that key in.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Alex C on 14 Mar 2013, 17:46
who the hell are you people
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Shogouki on 14 Mar 2013, 18:12
who the hell are you people

I ask myself that same question...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 14 Mar 2013, 18:42
We are legion. And such. We are your neighbors, your friends, your grandparents, your sons and daughters.


And we are READY TO ROCK!! *epic air guitar solo because I have no talent with a stringed instrument* :emotrex:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Alex C on 14 Mar 2013, 21:11
Other answers I'm willing to accept:

"Ted" Theodore Logan
Bill S. Preston Esq.
Your mom
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: celticgeek on 14 Mar 2013, 21:19
We Are The Sons And Daughters Of Robin Hood (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8DoHLdYrdo)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 15 Mar 2013, 03:40
No, no...

Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 15 Mar 2013, 04:13
I never understand the lyrics of that song.

I also prefer the Lego version.

Today I was dreaming and shortly before awakening, I thought "Don't be hurt by words. Words are like things written on a banana. All it takes is a butter knife to erase them."

I will leave the interpretation as an exercise to the reader.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 15 Mar 2013, 04:43
I had a random thought for this thread as I was cycling to work this morning, but I have equally randomly forgotten it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 15 Mar 2013, 04:45
"Man, Fields Of The Nephelim weren't bad at all."
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 15 Mar 2013, 05:04
I never understand the lyrics of that song.

As in, "I can't make them out" or "I don't understand what they mean"? 


I can help with both...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 15 Mar 2013, 11:49
I never understand the lyrics of that song.

As in, "I can't make them out" or "I don't understand what they mean"? 


I can help with both...

Well, I can't make them out. I assume I would be able to understand them if they were written down somewhere, given I had no trouble with the rest of the movie. It's the singing that really throws me off.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Shogouki on 15 Mar 2013, 14:12
I never understand the lyrics of that song.

As in, "I can't make them out" or "I don't understand what they mean"? 


I can help with both...

Well, I can't make them out. I assume I would be able to understand them if they were written down somewhere, given I had no trouble with the rest of the movie. It's the singing that really throws me off.

Here you go then! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGvxoWytMig (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGvxoWytMig)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 15 Mar 2013, 14:23
Hey, thanks!


...no wonder I wasn't able to understand it, with word like "impeccable", "indefatigable" and "sequin".
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 15 Mar 2013, 15:24
Particularly when those words are mashed with pronounciation such as im-pecc-a'ble.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 16 Mar 2013, 19:08
The key, of course, is the line

And oftentimes we're given rhymes that are quite un-sing-A-ble...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 16 Mar 2013, 19:44
...Naaaaa, na na na na na na na naa, na na  na, na na naaaaaaa
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 17 Mar 2013, 04:11
Katamari Damacy? Hey Jude, I can't remember your name?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 17 Mar 2013, 05:33
We Are The Sons And Daughters Of Robin Hood (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8DoHLdYrdo)

BTW I was born in Nottingham.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 17 Mar 2013, 06:43
And that explains a whole lot.




You know, I've been wanting to post that statement in a LOT of threads on here, lately...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 17 Mar 2013, 10:06
Except it so rarely does...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 17 Mar 2013, 18:49
I was going for Katamari, but I get the feeling I miscounted somewhere.
...
Naaah...
Anyway, I kept getting distracted. It might be a problem.
...
Naaah.

Anyone ever get alarmingly pissed and end up fuming for possibly hours, drive aggressively back home, and feel completely at ease once you're there? I'm a little concerned at where all my rage could have gone. Maybe a tree ended up exploding without me even punching it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 18 Mar 2013, 01:03
It was shed at the door, as you walked through, and blew away in he breeze to bother the next person who gets cut off on the highway...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Emoroffle on 18 Mar 2013, 01:33
Some days, I crawl into bed and curl up into a ball and wish I could cry again. I wonder just how much of me has been broken beyond repair? Odd, I usually have much more fun random thoughts.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 18 Mar 2013, 15:37
So I'm in the office supply store. They carry things you are likely to need at the office. Right?

The bins next to the cash register included pepper spray.

I've worked in some toxic workplaces but none quite that bad.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 18 Mar 2013, 15:41
Often, if someone is working late, they'll be the only one left in the parking lot - and walking to your car by yourself can be very dangerous.

Also it's like book stores that sell umbrellas. It's just one of those things people pick up on a whim.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Abyssalin on 18 Mar 2013, 15:41
Was sitting enjoying a coffee and had an inner monologue, was weird as it wasn't even in my voice.

Then i got bummed out as i've disconnected from my town's indie scene and can't seem to reconnect, it's like it just died out.. a pity.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 18 Mar 2013, 16:44
Was sitting enjoying a coffee and had an inner monologue, was weird as it wasn't even in my voice.

i have had this happen more times than you can possibly imagine

hahahahahahaha
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Abyssalin on 18 Mar 2013, 16:51
The voice switches between a famous voice caster, my own voice, and the voice of someone i'm pretty close to, it depends on the subject.... I'm not crazy i swear!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 18 Mar 2013, 17:04
I've done the same a lot. Especially back when I was writing a lot of short stories. All my characters started have crises in my brain.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 18 Mar 2013, 17:14
The only different voices in my head are the silly voices I can do. And the voices that I imagine my pets talk in.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Abyssalin on 18 Mar 2013, 17:16
I regularly have a conversation with my cat, he always meows back if i speak to him, I imagine it's like how Dora speaks with Mieville.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 18 Mar 2013, 17:27
I absolutely HATE bad drivers. That is all.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 18 Mar 2013, 20:29
The other voices in my head only respond if I call out for them. Otherwise, I just monologue.
Interestingly enough, simulated dialogue on possible conversation topics still works even if one person is doing all the talking.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 18 Mar 2013, 23:54
I can barely see the keyboard and the words on the screen, yet I'm still actively posting here and on a wargaming forum... does this mean I'm addicted to the intertubes?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 19 Mar 2013, 00:10
Either that or you've evolved into a mole-rat with opposable thumbs.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 19 Mar 2013, 00:15
That would explain the Illuminati membership card I got in the mail.

(for the record I'm recovering from PRK surgery last Thursday)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 19 Mar 2013, 00:22
Speedy recovery to you! Be sure to poke around in your OS's settings for "Accessibility" -- there will be a ton of things to help with impaired vision.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 19 Mar 2013, 00:42
Speedy recovery to you! Be sure to poke around in your OS's settings for "Accessibility" -- there will be a ton of things to help with impaired vision.

...I just found the magnifier function. You are my spine's hero! I've basically had my nose pressed to the screen for the past couple days.  :psyduck:

I was even wearing my magnifying head set that I use for painting detail work on my wargaming minis in an effort to make reading text easier on the eyes



....


I'm gonna go feel stupid over there. XD
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 19 Mar 2013, 06:19
The other voices in my head only respond if I call out for them.

I wish mine did that. They've been infuriatingly quiet lately.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Abyssalin on 19 Mar 2013, 06:24
The other voices in my head only respond if I call out for them.

I wish mine did that. They've been infuriatingly quiet lately.

I wish mine would just pipe down, being judged for not having breakfast by the voice of a pretty famous gaming commentator plays hell when you start muttering "Shouldn't you be away masturbating to the Zerg" on a train gets you more than a FEW odd looks.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 19 Mar 2013, 08:41
Is the shuffle function on my iPod a good way to predict the future?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 19 Mar 2013, 10:21
uh, i'm not sure how it would be...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 19 Mar 2013, 14:23
Neither do I, but I randomly thought about it and now I feel compelled to try it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 19 Mar 2013, 14:30
The other voices in my head only respond if I call out for them.

I wish mine did that. They've been infuriatingly quiet lately.

I wish my voice of self-deprecation and doubt would shut up permanently.


Is the shuffle function on my iPod a good way to predict the future?

Yes, but the answers you get don't map to the questions you ask. For example, you might ask your iPod "Will I win the lottery?" and the answer will be "While you are up, please bring me a glass of water."
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 19 Mar 2013, 16:14
...I just found the magnifier function. You are my spine's hero!

<Joe Friday voice>It's my job. I'm a nerd.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 22 Mar 2013, 12:03
Asked my iPod what will happen to me tomorrow. Shuffle gives me ... High Speed Dirt.

So ... should I die in a freak skydiving accident ...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Boiled Dove on 22 Mar 2013, 15:06
the default setting of 12 pt font in Word really annoys me. I find it wasteful, I use 9.

 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 22 Mar 2013, 16:18
Wait till your eyes start to age...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 22 Mar 2013, 18:32
I have a file on my computer that I keep in 8pt just so it's only 63 pages long.
...
Just changed it to 12pt calibri, and now it's 90 ^.^
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 22 Mar 2013, 18:38
When I have a Word file just for me, for whatever reason, it's generally 6 or 7 pt. For work I have to make it 10 or 12.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 23 Mar 2013, 00:06
I dislike reading columns whose width (in words) is that great.  OTOH, I use a print formatter (FinePrint) that can reduce the output from any program, and commonly print documents formatted in A4 pages as A5 booklets (it's an advantage of the A-series paper sizes that such a transformation is trivial).
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 23 Mar 2013, 00:52
When I have a Word file just for me, for whatever reason, it's generally 6 or 7 pt. For work I have to make it 10 or 12.

How do you read that? Or do you have it zoomed in to ludicrous magnitudes?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 23 Mar 2013, 01:13
Yes, I meant also to remark that you can change the viewed size on screen without changing the formatting.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 23 Mar 2013, 01:48
I'm recovering from an eye surgery, the magnify function saved me after I got through the first couple days which were spent with Zero Punctuation on youtube on autoplay or my stand up comedy play list running as I slipped in and out of consciousness in a haze of opiate painkillers and searing pain on my eye.

Interestingly, the thing that told me the painkillers given to me were/are serious as hell is that my legs stopped hurting. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Abyssalin on 23 Mar 2013, 05:43
At least you have good choice in ZP, Nothing like a hangover morning listening to Yahtzee's soothing dulcet tones ripping apart loads of games.

My first thought of today was "Oh wow i drank a lot last night" The second was "Oh cool i got a cowboy hat"

Seems like a successful night.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 23 Mar 2013, 06:13
I don't need it to be zoomed in, I have pretty great eyesight. Though I do get eye fatigue from sitting in front of a computer all day every day.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 23 Mar 2013, 07:39
Playing games on painkillers (http://xkcd.com/861/).
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 23 Mar 2013, 08:57
12point is good for reading quickly. I take notes at 9 with the view at full page though because I am paranoid about people reading my notes.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 23 Mar 2013, 09:29
Word's default here has been 11 pt. Calibri for a few years, now.  I always use 12 pt. Times New Roman.  Classier looking, and easier to read, I think. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 23 Mar 2013, 09:59
My favourite font is Georgia. It's really gorgeous italicised.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 23 Mar 2013, 10:11
When I'm dealing with data, it's Tahoma at 8 point.

When I'm trying to read something that I might want to print out, it's Times New Roman, probably 12 point.

When I'm going monospaced, it's Courier New at 10.

Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 23 Mar 2013, 16:33
Comic Saaaaaaaaans!

But no, I kid, I kid. I do love Verdana, nice wide font, easy to read on screen.

For printed works, I prefer something simple and without serifs, like Arial.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 23 Mar 2013, 17:05
Comic Saaaaaaaaans!

http://bancomicsans.com/main/pdf/bunnypunch.pdf (http://bancomicsans.com/main/pdf/bunnypunch.pdf)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 23 Mar 2013, 17:54
....And Faye just punched another bunny.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 23 Mar 2013, 19:24
Comic Saaaaaaaaans!

http://bancomicsans.com/main/pdf/bunnypunch.pdf (http://bancomicsans.com/main/pdf/bunnypunch.pdf)

does that still apply if you're just quoting it though
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 23 Mar 2013, 19:25
Nipples are weird.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 23 Mar 2013, 19:25
Comic Saaaaaaaaans!

http://bancomicsans.com/main/pdf/bunnypunch.pdf (http://bancomicsans.com/main/pdf/bunnypunch.pdf)

does that still apply if you're just quoting it though

because if so imagine what we're perpetrating here
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 23 Mar 2013, 23:52
My favourite font is Georgia. It's really gorgeous italicised.

Oh my yes.

Times Roman was everywhere when I was learning to read and to this day anything in that face goes straight into my brain effortlessly without my necessarily even knowing I was reading it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Emoroffle on 24 Mar 2013, 03:15
I wonder sometimes why I find freckled redheaded girls so darn irresistible.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 24 Mar 2013, 04:47
KISSIN' A DUDE
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 24 Mar 2013, 04:53
I'm very fond of Century Schoolbook.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8b/CenturySchoolbookSAIB.svg/220px-CenturySchoolbookSAIB.svg.png)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 24 Mar 2013, 13:25
I wonder sometimes why I find freckled redheaded girls so darn irresistible.

are there people who don't
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Shogouki on 24 Mar 2013, 22:14
I wonder sometimes why I find freckled redheaded girls so darn irresistible.

are there people who don't

I think the people who say they don't are simply jealous.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 24 Mar 2013, 22:17
DDOS attacks suck.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: SethDeAlba on 24 Mar 2013, 22:25
DDOS attacks suck.
I concur with your statement.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 24 Mar 2013, 22:44
Writing is freaking hard. Everyone says I'm good and I should try to get published but son of a half frozen Alaska she wolf I can't buckle down and finish anything.

I wonder sometimes why I find freckled redheaded girls so darn irresistible.

are there people who don't

I think the people who say they don't are simply jealous.

I concur, my mother hates redheads (or "colleens" as they're called) but that's because being a brunette in an Irish community gives you the odd foot out I suppose.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 25 Mar 2013, 02:55
DDOS attacks suck.
Hey, that's not Random!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Boiled Dove on 25 Mar 2013, 07:39
I love my standing desk. I had to sit at a desk and work for about an hour last week as part of an interview process and that really sucked. Standing is the way to go.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Boiled Dove on 25 Mar 2013, 07:40
Woo Hoo!!!! my title changed.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 25 Mar 2013, 07:54
You'll find it does that a lot on this forum.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 25 Mar 2013, 10:39
I wonder sometimes why I find freckled redheaded girls so darn irresistible.

are there people who don't

I think the people who say they don't are simply jealous.

Freckled redheads may not. In my experience people often don't like their own traits on others.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 25 Mar 2013, 10:43
But they can commiserate! 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 25 Mar 2013, 18:21
Woo Hoo!!!! my title changed.

You just wait till you're big and tasty enough for the ducks...not everyone survives.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Boiled Dove on 26 Mar 2013, 12:43
On that note. I used to post on the Butthole Surfers forum. there was a guy there who must have been pretty hard up for cash as he said he would fight a goose and post the video if people donated enough money, something like $200 or so.

After a while he did post a video and geese are mean, that bird had him running away crying.

So if ducks are anything like geese I will try to tread lightly and bring my tomahawk.

Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 26 Mar 2013, 12:47
If you harm the forum duck, you'll have me to deal with...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Boiled Dove on 26 Mar 2013, 13:18
 :evil:

j/k

 8-)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 26 Mar 2013, 15:39
What he didn't tell you is that the forum Duck is Corey Perry.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 26 Mar 2013, 23:53
"What would satanic choir boys sing?"
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Emoroffle on 27 Mar 2013, 05:35
Blues probably, considering how many artists have the whole "deal with the devil" reputation.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 27 Mar 2013, 05:46
Re: fonts

I'm absolutely in love with Roboto. My phone, tablet, and PC are all set to it as the system font and its gorgeous.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 27 Mar 2013, 06:30
I'm a huge fan of Centaur. It's fancy without being obnoxious. When I feel like being obnoxious, it's all about Harrington. I absolutely HATE 11pt Calibri. Default font should be 12pt Times.

And since planning a wedding with a circus theme, I have developed a love for:

Rosewood
(http://luc.devroye.org/myfonts-chromatic-/Adobe-Rosewood-2011-10-26.gif)

and

Carnivalee Freakshow
(http://content.altfonts.com:81/img/C/A/Carnivalee-FreakshowA.png)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Emoroffle on 27 Mar 2013, 06:51
Well last night I came up with and ditched an idea for a device that could provide electricity for something like power armor. Mostly because running the numbers revealed it would be dangerously radioactive. If anyone compares it to an arc reactor they will receive a nasty a glare. FYI it generates electricity via thermo-voltaic (Seebeck effect) ceramics and beta decay.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Boiled Dove on 27 Mar 2013, 07:12
Why can I not type the work would? I always end up typing woudl.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 27 Mar 2013, 07:47
I never typed "teh" instead of "the" until I started reading QC.  I also still do "hte", sometimes. 


Your fingers just get ahead of themselves sometimes. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 27 Mar 2013, 09:06
Hmmmm still not tired. Weird.

Also I hate waiting for episodes of shows I want to watch.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 27 Mar 2013, 09:33
FYI it generates electricity via thermo-voltaic (Seebeck effect) ceramics and beta decay.

Why not use an alpha emitter? Far easier to shield.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 27 Mar 2013, 09:49
FYI it generates electricity via thermo-voltaic (Seebeck effect) ceramics and beta decay.

Why not use an alpha emitter? Far easier to shield.
Is the reason for using beta decay that it produces more heat than helium nuclei?

By the way, when I was biking out in the snow one night I came up with an idea to preserve the heat that you lose from breathing. My scarf was wrapped around my head in such a way that exhaling would bring warm air to my ears, and I thought, I want that for my whole body! To do that, you'd simply need a sort of tracksuit with a branching series of plastic tubes, perforated with small holes all over, sewn in it. The largest tube would be about the thickness of your windpipe and branches into ever smaller tubes that spread across your chest, back, arms and legs. It functions as a reverse scuba, in that you inhale fresh air and exhale into the tubes. In this way, the heat that would be lost to the air normally, is used to warm up your skin so you don't get cold.

I imagine it wouldn't find much use as a consumer product but it could be very useful for arctic explorers and the like.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 27 Mar 2013, 10:58
Heat delivery depends on how fast the material is decaying. You can get just the same amount of power from different decay modes. NASA seems happy with 238Pu thermoelectric sources.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 27 Mar 2013, 11:20
NASA seems happy with 238Pu thermoelectric sources.

(http://what-if.xkcd.com/imgs/a/18/bb_more.png)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 27 Mar 2013, 12:32
Well last night I came up with and ditched an idea for a device that could provide electricity for something like power armor. Mostly because running the numbers revealed it would be dangerously radioactive. If anyone compares it to an arc reactor they will receive a nasty a glare. FYI it generates electricity via thermo-voltaic (Seebeck effect) ceramics and beta decay.

A bit like an arc reactor?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 27 Mar 2013, 16:55
I need to decide if I want to renew my lease or not.  Rent is going up another $50/month.  :?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Emoroffle on 27 Mar 2013, 18:33
Well last night I came up with and ditched an idea for a device that could provide electricity for something like power armor. Mostly because running the numbers revealed it would be dangerously radioactive. If anyone compares it to an arc reactor they will receive a nasty a glare. FYI it generates electricity via thermo-voltaic (Seebeck effect) ceramics and beta decay.

A bit like an arc reactor?
<murderous glare>

The thing about using alpha decay is that to generate enough juice would result in a very short lived power source. Now my idea could work if it was say the size of a large backpack but I've been wanting to create something the size of  your average rifle magazine.  A long lived power source that weighs only a few pounds and can be swapped out quickly is what I'm aiming for. Strontium isotopes seem the best bet for it. But I'm working off pure math right now, an amateur hobbyist can't exactly order large amounts of radioactive material. I'm well aware of NASA's stuff but it's all too bulky and notice they only put it on robots. I do know that if it ever works the first thing I'm doing with it is building my own power armor. :P
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 27 Mar 2013, 19:59
I need to decide if I want to renew my lease or not.  Rent is going up another $50/month.  :?

Check and see if there is a clause in your rent agreement or the local/state laws...sometimes there is a mandate that says your landlord cannot raise your rent without first addressing any unfinished home repairs or maintenance. It could give you some time to decide, or time to save up.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 27 Mar 2013, 20:35
If it works, Raytheon will probably /pay/ you to come adapt your system to their power armor, and they can get all the radioactive material they want.
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 27 Mar 2013, 21:43
Thermoelectric is even less efficient than internal combustion. Radiator design will be an issue.
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Post by: Emoroffle on 27 Mar 2013, 22:14
Yeah but name another passive way to generate electricity for months on end in something portable and not completely dependent on existing infrastructure. Also I don't think anyone want a power armor with an internal combustion generator strapped to the back.
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 28 Mar 2013, 00:27
Oh, radiator design would be an issue no matter what you used.
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Post by: Emoroffle on 28 Mar 2013, 01:04
For thermoelectrics it would be more akin to the heat sink in electronics. Simpler but still tricky to place safely in something you wear.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 28 Mar 2013, 01:39
*double-checks thread title*

How did everyone become PhDs in thermonuclear physics all of a sudden?  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 28 Mar 2013, 01:43
I'm often astounded by the depth and breadth of knowledge on this forum. To the point of jealousy.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 28 Mar 2013, 03:02
Random thought:

I recently completely spontaneously used "telling a kid we are going to Disneyland and then hanging around at McDonalds until Disneyland closes" as a simile to my girlfriend.

Now, I re-discovered this (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1556).

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Emoroffle on 28 Mar 2013, 03:08
It's just nuclear physics hun. I'm no PhD though, it's just my hobby. Some people write poetry, others go hiking, and I design small nuclear reactors for fun.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 28 Mar 2013, 04:13
Term of the day that sounds smart but means less then nothing: Schrodinger's Love Story
Context used: Actually used constructively, having a conversation with my stray about if I would love her under certain circumstances, so I used the above to illustrate that it's kinda pointless to worry about it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Emoroffle on 28 Mar 2013, 05:49
Can't sleep. Lesbian fantasy fiction is exploding from my head, must write. The math, it beckons to me as well. I hate my overactive mind sometimes.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 28 Mar 2013, 07:17
Can't sleep. Lesbian fantasy fiction is exploding from my head, must write. The math, it beckons to me as well. I hate my overactive mind sometimes.

You could combine the two! Erotic Lesbian Fantasy Math.

That'll get high schoolers paying attention in class!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Emoroffle on 28 Mar 2013, 07:26
I never said it was erotic. It's just a work about a princess murdering those responsible for the death of her family and the downfall of her country with some romance involving the vampire thief who tagged along because she was bored.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 28 Mar 2013, 07:39
I never said it was erotic. It's just a work about a princess murdering those responsible for the death of her family and the downfall of her country with some romance involving the vampire thief who tagged along because she was bored.

I swear I've heard something like that before. Do want.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Emoroffle on 28 Mar 2013, 07:58
It's very much amateur work but here, enjoy.  http://emoroffle.deviantart.com/  It's just something I do for fun.
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Post by: Boiled Dove on 28 Mar 2013, 09:16
How much money should I spend on Doctor Who stamps?

I'll probably go at about $100

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Post by: Bluesummers on 28 Mar 2013, 14:48
How much money should I spend on Doctor Who stamps?

Something tells me they'll be worth about as much as Star Trek: TNG trading cards in about a hundred years.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 28 Mar 2013, 14:50
THAT much???
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Post by: Boiled Dove on 28 Mar 2013, 14:56
How much money should I spend on Doctor Who stamps?

Something tells me they'll be worth about as much as Star Trek: TNG trading cards in about a hundred years.

Not really looking for them to appreciate in value (almost no collectibles do that any more) just want a complete set to add to all of my other DW stuff.

Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 28 Mar 2013, 15:14
wasnt sure where to post this exactly so I am putting it here.

it should be no surprise that I am a huge mass effect fan, though I have only played the games.  I was leery on getting the movie because its anime and I am not a real big fan of anime (there's a handful I find interesting). Then.  I saw this review by gamerMD83 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31BDZTiY_DM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31BDZTiY_DM) who is a bigger ME nut than I (she has seen the movie, read all the books/comics/graphic novels, has interviewed many of the cast and crew of the games, etc) and it convinced me to check it out.  It just came in the mail today.
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Post by: HappyHavoc on 28 Mar 2013, 15:21
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNH6kffuiSM&list=FLKuG1Rl4u6RGEFPgZuSjGoQ&index=14

Funny Japanese Game Show!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Emoroffle on 29 Mar 2013, 06:11
My cisgendered female friends all have one thing in common, they have very large breasts. They constantly complain about them. Yes I know big boobs are troublesome and can cause injury but dangit I still give them dirty looks. I've barely got breast tissue at all.By the way I did not choose my friend based on their breast size, I actually prefer women with small breasts, it is just merely a coincidence.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 29 Mar 2013, 07:18
There are a few comics out there called "busty girl problems/perks" and "Flat girl problems/perks" they can be very true and very funny.  I've seen a few on imgur and memebase.

http://pinterest.com/babywagner/busty-girl-problems/ (http://pinterest.com/babywagner/busty-girl-problems/)

http://flatgirlcomics.tumblr.com/ (http://flatgirlcomics.tumblr.com/)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 29 Mar 2013, 11:03
Busty Girl Comics are actually on Tumblr: bustygirlcomics.com (http://bustygirlcomics.com). She's no longer making new ones but the archives are fun.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 29 Mar 2013, 11:38
Right, so, got back from an Easter dinner on my mother's side of the family. Was quite enjoyable. Although they had what felt like a ten minute conversation about folklore of the "Trana (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crane_%28bird%29)" which was pretty uncomfortable, silly as that is.

There are a few comics out there called "busty girl problems/perks" and "Flat girl problems/perks" they can be very true and very funny.

 :-P

(click to show/hide)

Also it felt like the tumblr for the Busty one was infinite. I kept adding tens to the page number trying to find the start and it turned out to be over 160 pages.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 29 Mar 2013, 11:43
So I'm on OKCupid (part boredom, part desperation) and there's a girl who is studying a masters degree in linguistics.

Except she's written it as 'master's.'

She's doing linguistics.

In Oxford.

You can bet your sweet ass she's at Brookes, not Oxford.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 29 Mar 2013, 11:51
Uh, Gareth..

Master's Degree (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master%27s_degree)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 29 Mar 2013, 12:37
Okay, the fuck. Can anyone explain the apostrophe and plural-s rules to me? As far as I understand after double-checking with Wikipedia, you use apostrophe+s when indicating possession (1). What about when the noun ends with an s (2), z (3) or th (4) sound?

Examples:
1) the building's roof
2) the carcass'(s?) bones
3) Gomez'(s?) toy
4) Gareth'(s?) post

Plural, as far as I know, uses 's (5) for possession, unless the plural ends with s (6), then it uses just the apostrophe?

5) the children's toys
6) the carcasses' bones

But the apostrophe+s can also indicate a shortened "is" (7) or even "has" in certain accents(8).
7) He's the best player ever.
8) De lad 's tied tha hostages up in thar an' won't come out.

And obviously, you use a simple s to indicate nominative plural (9), unless the word has an irregular plural with no s(10). You sometimes use an -(s)es if it sounds better, though (11).

9) one car, two cars
10) one child, two children.
11) one carcass, two carcasses.

Grah. Is that correct?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 29 Mar 2013, 12:41
I need to decide if I want to renew my lease or not.  Rent is going up another $50/month.  :?

Check and see if there is a clause in your rent agreement or the local/state laws...sometimes there is a mandate that says your landlord cannot raise your rent without first addressing any unfinished home repairs or maintenance. It could give you some time to decide, or time to save up.
They cannot change it under the lease I signed for but I only signed a 1 year lease and it is ending next month.  If I want to renew I have to sign a new lease so it will go up by $50/month if I renew.  I did my own home repairs and there is nothing they need to repair and they have done regular maintenance through the year.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 29 Mar 2013, 12:56
Grab something like the Chicago Manual of Style.
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 29 Mar 2013, 13:03
Loki- I think you pretty much have it down.
#2 (singular noun ending in S) doesn't get an apostrophe: Miles' coat.
#4 (singular noun ending in TH) definitely does: the path's sign.
#7 is not just for "is", but for any contraction: it's (it is), isn't (is not), can't (can not), won't (will not), doesn't (does not), could've (could have) and so on.*
#8 is a case of the apostrophe showing that a letter or two has been dropped (as it does in a contraction) and can apply to other words too to suggest different accents: walkin' and talkin'

*BUT! "its" is the possessive for "it" - NO apostrophe
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 29 Mar 2013, 13:27
A Master's degree in xxx is the degree of a Master of xxx.  The apostrophe is correct and required.  The plural form, when required, is also genitive: "he has masters' degrees in maths and biochemistry".
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 29 Mar 2013, 13:50
Plural, as far as I know, uses 's (5) for possession, unless the plural ends with s (6), then it uses just the apostrophe?

If a plural ends in s, then the apostrophe follows it with no additional s

Singulars ending in s or an s sound are more tricky.

When forming the genitive of a singular word ending in s, there is (and I quote The Oxford Guide to Style, formerly known as Hart's Rules) "no single rule", and "Euphony is the overriding concern", e.g.: the hiss's sibilance; the miss's hat; The scissors' point; the scabies' transmission.  In UK English (as opposed to US) there is a tendency to transpose these phrases to use of rather than an apostrophe.

Names ending in s have rather complex rules (in the same book) depending on whether they are classical (no added s, e.g. Heroditus') or not.  My name and my son's are not classical, and so the genitive has another s: Hodges's, James's; but for longer non-classical names, the s may be considered optional, so my other son can have Nicolas' or Nicolas's to taste.  In the specific case of Jesus, either form is equally acceptable.

There is more, but I'll stop there.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 29 Mar 2013, 14:11
A Master's degree in xxx is the degree of a Master of xxx.  The apostrophe is correct and required.  The plural form, when required, is also genitive: "he has masters' degrees in maths and biochemistry".

SHOWS WHAT I KNOW

But hey, she's the one doing linguistics, amirite?

NOT LIKE I'M A PROFESSIONAL WRITER OR ANYTHING
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 29 Mar 2013, 14:32
You were just winding us up, really, weren't you? 

Alternatively, you get a little frisson from reading over-detailed explanations of minutiae; it's OK, we understand.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 29 Mar 2013, 14:36
Ugh yes, it's one of the ways I know someone doesn't have a girlfriend if they have long, sharp talons (there's a boy in my lecture with unusually long nails and he uses them to pick his nose, which is another indicator that he will be single forever).

Sorry to necro this part of the discussion, but my fingernails have been directly responsible for at least 3 abortions. Music rules.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 29 Mar 2013, 14:41
how directly
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 29 Mar 2013, 14:42
You were just winding us up, really, weren't you? 

Alternatively, you get a little frisson from reading over-detailed explanations of minutiae; it's OK, we understand.

Which part did you think I'd be winding you up about?

I was dead serious, I never knew where the apostrophe went in that. Master's made logical sense to me but I thought it might be one of these things where it's been around for so long the apostrophe just fell out of it. I'm sure there are other examples I can't think of right now.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 29 Mar 2013, 14:46
Like Waterstone(')s.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 29 Mar 2013, 14:54
I want some motherfucking Jaffa cakes right fucking now, goddammit.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 29 Mar 2013, 15:39
Re: Unicorn's avatar, I'm going to repeat something I commented to someone else on FAcebook a few minutes back - Pikachu's a cunt.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 29 Mar 2013, 15:50
How so?

Which kind of Jaffa Cakes?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 29 Mar 2013, 15:54
Well, my sister, the poke-nerd, says

"Ash's pikachu is just ridiculous. Who violently objects to a rare and valuable gift that'll make you bigger, stronger, a better fighter, and a Overall more valuable member of the team, especially when you know there are a lot more Overall powerful pokemon in your group? "
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 29 Mar 2013, 16:04
Because being big and strong isn't as important as liking who you are?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 29 Mar 2013, 16:15
I would consider it the epitome of hubris to "like yourself" so much you dismiss the notion of self-improvement.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 29 Mar 2013, 16:19
So he should change to suit what Ash wants, even if it makes him like himself less? If being big and strong by his body changing is actually something he'd violently object to?

Why would Ash matter so much more? How is hitting stuff harder "self-improvement" if that's not how you want to be?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 29 Mar 2013, 16:20
Or, he could stop being annoying as shit, stop being useless against the first gym on Yellow, and get in a goddamn pokeball like he should because YOU ARE DOMESTICATED AND SUBJUGATED AND YOU WILL DO WHAT I FUCKING SAY
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 29 Mar 2013, 16:24
Or, he could stop being annoying as shit, stop being useless against the first gym on Yellow, and get in a goddamn pokeball like he should because YOU ARE DOMESTICATED AND SUBJUGATED AND YOU WILL DO WHAT I FUCKING SAY

I can only hope you're not a parent.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 29 Mar 2013, 16:25
My sister also wants to clarify:

"Pikachu are given the short end of the stick as compared to to other pokemon because they require a rare & valuable object to continue their natural growth cycle. So when a Pikachu's trainer/owner/master expends the time, effort, and money to acquire this stone for his Pikachu, it's pretty ridiculous that Ash's Pikachu THREW IT ACROSS THE ROOM. "
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 29 Mar 2013, 16:27
Again, who says he wants to "continue the natural growth cycle"? He clearly didn't, then.

It doesn't matter how much effort someone puts into something, they don't have the right to control someone else's body against their will.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 29 Mar 2013, 16:47
Or, he could stop being annoying as shit, stop being useless against the first gym on Yellow, and get in a goddamn pokeball like he should because YOU ARE DOMESTICATED AND SUBJUGATED AND YOU WILL DO WHAT I FUCKING SAY

I can only hope you're not a parent.

Given that I'm 24 and mid-divorce, I really hope so too.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: K1dmor on 29 Mar 2013, 17:50
"Ash's pikachu is just ridiculous. Who violently objects to a rare and valuable gift that'll make you bigger, stronger, a better fighter, and a Overall more valuable member of the team, especially when you know there are a lot more Overall powerful pokemon in your group? "

 Well, Bulbasaur didn't want to evolve too. Maybe it's the fact that is forced to do it, or doesn't wanna change his look, or maybe it's the fact that he can keep leveling up without evolving.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 29 Mar 2013, 20:28
On the subject of Pikachu being ridiculous:


(For those who haven't seen it)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 29 Mar 2013, 20:52
Just watched Mass Effect: Paragon Lost.  FUCKING. WORTH. IT!


I wont spoil it but best example of heroic BSOD.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 30 Mar 2013, 01:02
You were just winding us up, really, weren't you? 

Alternatively, you get a little frisson from reading over-detailed explanations of minutiae; it's OK, we understand.

Take this award for extravagant word of the day for your excellent usage of "frisson".
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 30 Mar 2013, 04:56
On the subject of Pikachu being ridiculous:


(For those who haven't seen it)

I love Egoraptor so hard. Do you watch Game Grumps?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Emoroffle on 30 Mar 2013, 05:13
Someone asked me why I decided to build a .30 cal railgun with the same range and velocity as a normal rifle when I could build a 30mm hypersonic version that could take out a tank. I answered that besides the extreme cost difference between the two (~1200 bucks versus several million) the government tends to frown upon people building something that could take out a building. Still it would be cool, but I like not being in prison.

Edit: Besides the jail thing there are many, many better things I could do with several million dollars at my disposal. Shopping for new loli goth clothes in Japan comes to mind.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: idontunderstand on 30 Mar 2013, 06:16
A loli goth with a railgun.... hmmm.

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 30 Mar 2013, 06:28
I love Egoraptor so hard. Do you watch Game Grumps?

I just watch what the voices tell me to watch. The voices being my friends who have more time to look for these things online than I do, as I spend so much time at work...which reminds me, I'm late :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Emoroffle on 30 Mar 2013, 06:57
A loli goth with a railgun.... hmmm.

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Ye gods! I'm an anime character.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 30 Mar 2013, 07:15
Or, he could stop being annoying as shit, stop being useless against the first gym on Yellow, and get in a goddamn pokeball like he should because YOU ARE DOMESTICATED AND SUBJUGATED AND YOU WILL DO WHAT I FUCKING SAY

I can only hope you're not a parent.

This comment has been niggling at me. This post was in jest, right?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 30 Mar 2013, 07:37
Honestly.. Not really, it was kind of a fucked up thing to say when it was such a transparent analogy.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 30 Mar 2013, 09:55
A loli goth with a railgun.... hmmm.

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Ye gods! I'm an anime character.

Now you just need hammer space to carry your railgun in and a sailor fuku.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 30 Mar 2013, 10:00
Someone asked me why I decided to build a .30 cal railgun with the same range and velocity as a normal rifle when I could build a 30mm hypersonic version that could take out a tank. I answered that besides the extreme cost difference between the two (~1200 bucks versus several million) the government tends to frown upon people building something that could take out a building. Still it would be cool, but I like not being in prison.

Edit: Besides the jail thing there are many, many better things I could do with several million dollars at my disposal. Shopping for new loli goth clothes in Japan comes to mind.
where have you been all my life? xD
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 30 Mar 2013, 11:36
Honestly.. Not really, it was kind of a fucked up thing to say when it was such a transparent analogy.

You feel that what I said about an electric cartoon rat was fucked up?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 30 Mar 2013, 11:56
I do think you were being rather harsh, Valdis. If he were talking about a living being, then I would absolutely agree with you. But he was not.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: HappyHavoc on 30 Mar 2013, 12:15
BUTTS, BUTTS, BUTTS, BUTTS, BUTTS, BUTTS, BUTTS, BUTTS, BUTTS, BUTTS, BUTTS, BUTTS.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 30 Mar 2013, 12:37
(Edit2: Sorry for being such a killjoy, didn't mean to..)

You feel that what I said about an electric cartoon rat was fucked up?

Speaking in a "transparent analogy", yes. Though obviously you wouldn't be a dad to any electric cartoon rats either, so on that front it'd be all good, right? After all, the response could only be applicable within the analogy, otherwise it'd be "I can only hope you're not a Pokémon Trainer".

Go ahead, read what you said within the context of my post preceding it. I'm sorry for the response since you were messing around, but it was my reaction at the time, so not gonna say it was a joke now. Reading it like that hurt.

(EDIT: Fuck you, puns. Fuck you forever. I hate you. Seriously. Now I can't stop reading it as "Trans parent". Fuck. Not intentional at all.)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 30 Mar 2013, 12:58
You were just winding us up, really, weren't you? 

Alternatively, you get a little frisson from reading over-detailed explanations of minutiae; it's OK, we understand.

Take this award for extravagant word of the day for your excellent usage of "frisson".

I keep forgetting you're newer round these parts, so it surprised me a little that you'd even be surprised.

That said, Paul, your vocabulary is amazing.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 30 Mar 2013, 14:55
(Edit2: Sorry for being such a killjoy, didn't mean to..)

You feel that what I said about an electric cartoon rat was fucked up?

Speaking in a "transparent analogy", yes. Though obviously you wouldn't be a dad to any electric cartoon rats either, so on that front it'd be all good, right? After all, the response could only be applicable within the analogy, otherwise it'd be "I can only hope you're not a Pokémon Trainer".

Go ahead, read what you said within the context of my post preceding it. I'm sorry for the response since you were messing around, but it was my reaction at the time, so not gonna say it was a joke now. Reading it like that hurt.

(EDIT: Fuck you, puns. Fuck you forever. I hate you. Seriously. Now I can't stop reading it as "Trans parent". Fuck. Not intentional at all.)

Whatever offence I caused was by mistake, and I apologise for it. You've also apologised, but a stupid little voice in my head is forcing me to point out that any offence you caused me was pretty close to deliberate.

Either way, we're all better off moving onto other discussion topics.

In line with HappyHavoc's reasoning, I think butts is a good way to go.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 30 Mar 2013, 15:38
I think butts is a good way to go.

Cue joke about death by butts

because I could not find a good picture
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 30 Mar 2013, 15:41
Did anyone else see that freaky ass implant photo Unicorn posted on Facebook?

I didn't click into it, but was it established whether that was a 'shop or not?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 30 Mar 2013, 15:49
I saw it and I loved it and I have no idea if it was photoshopped but I still want to bite it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 30 Mar 2013, 16:30
Share with the rest of the class?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 30 Mar 2013, 17:00
BUTTS
http://cheezburger.com/7168596480
Probably NSFW
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 30 Mar 2013, 17:10
Dafaq did I just see?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 30 Mar 2013, 17:30
You were just winding us up, really, weren't you? 

Alternatively, you get a little frisson from reading over-detailed explanations of minutiae; it's OK, we understand.

Take this award for extravagant word of the day for your excellent usage of "frisson".

I keep forgetting you're newer round these parts, so it surprised me a little that you'd even be surprised.

That said, Paul, your vocabulary is amazing.

I am new, but I do expect a higher standard of English from portions of the forum already, still proper usage of words like "frisson" needs to be properly commemorated, that others might be inspired and strive to further their own vocabulary.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 30 Mar 2013, 17:44
I am new, but I do expect a higher standard of English from portions of the forum already, still proper usage of words like "frisson" needs to be properly commemorated, that others might be inspired and strive to further their own vocabulary.

Please keep in mind that some of us have other native languages, though, even if we're generally pretty good at it. When writing in the Depression thread a bit ago I spent a while just trying to figure out whether I was "laying down with X" or "lying down with X" trying to avoid looking dumb.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ankhtahr on 30 Mar 2013, 17:51
English isn't my mother tongue either, and while I consider my style of writing rather good, especially compared with my classmates, it tends to be quite repetitive. Once I have grown to use a specific figure of speech, I use it until I get used to a different one. But that problem isn't limited on my English writing, it applies to my German talking as well…
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 30 Mar 2013, 17:54
I am new, but I do expect a higher standard of English from portions of the forum already, still proper usage of words like "frisson" needs to be properly commemorated, that others might be inspired and strive to further their own vocabulary.

Please keep in mind that some of us have other native languages, though, even if we're generally pretty good at it. When writing in the Depression thread a bit ago I spent a while just trying to figure out whether I was "laying down with X" or "lying down with X" trying to avoid looking dumb.

1. That wouldn't make you look like an idiot.

2. Most English speakers I know don't even know the correct option there.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 30 Mar 2013, 18:05
Please keep in mind that some of us have other native languages, though,

This is indeed mentioned in my notes in the rules section; and actually, at times even the distinctions between different forms of English can become a matter of interest.  From time to time educational discussions of vocabulary, or individual words, or matters of grammar pop up just about anywhere here.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 30 Mar 2013, 18:09
BUTTS
http://cheezburger.com/7168596480
Probably NSFW


ahhhhhh <3
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 30 Mar 2013, 20:52
I have junk in the trunk and all but that is amazing.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 30 Mar 2013, 22:49
Please keep in mind that some of us have other native languages, though,

This is indeed mentioned in my notes in the rules section; and actually, at times even the distinctions between different forms of English can become a matter of interest.  From time to time educational discussions of vocabulary, or individual words, or matters of grammar pop up just about anywhere here.

I know the feel though, I technically speak a dialect of English at this point thanks to the Marine Corps, don't believe me, go to a Marine base and listen to Marines talk to each other. The words are technically English but yesh... it's not even the acronyms of the nautical dialect we pick up that makes things hard. XD
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 30 Mar 2013, 22:53
also, anyone who says British and American are the same language are full of crap. British actually makes sense, american is all kinds of fucked up.   :psyduck:

*born, raised, and residing in the US of A*
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Emoroffle on 31 Mar 2013, 02:04
You've obviously never been to the British countryside. If you thought our hicks could butcher the language wait till you hear theirs.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 31 Mar 2013, 02:20
Or try Glasgow...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 31 Mar 2013, 03:26
Norn' Irelan' isn't great either.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 31 Mar 2013, 04:01
oh, there are always going to be dialects that are bizzare, no question about it. but at least those dialects (normally) know how to spell, understand that grammar is in fact a thing that exists, and have some sort of functioning phonics system. They're also (normally) confined to a fairly small geographic area. Everywhere I've been in the US has zero understanding of or desire to have any of that. Public schools teach stuff that's just WRONG, and if i hear something like the following one more time...:

"mom, how do you spell ____?"
"just sound it out honey"
 *my littlest sister proceeds to do so, then gets reprimanded for spelling something horribly wrong*

or by grandmother, a public school teacher, who is constantly finding horrible spelling/grammar errors in the school's textbooks.....

god i hate this language. >_<
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Emoroffle on 31 Mar 2013, 05:17
Well if it helps you feel any better English is quite the bastard language. It borrows from everything and was born from a mishmash of dead languages. Not to mention it's one of the few without a supervising body that establishes definition, spelling, and pronunciation standards.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ankhtahr on 31 Mar 2013, 05:34
Heh, I grew up to some parts of my family mixing low-German (Plattdüütsch), which is officially a different language and not a dialect, words in their German. People who are not from northern Germany give you strange looks if you use such… I'm a little sad about never having learnt to speak Plattdüütsch properly. I can understand it, and know many of the words, but I'm rather unfamiliar with the grammer.

Plattdüütsch is interesting, as it's a little closer to English in some aspects. Example: The German word for pan is "Pfanne", the low-German word is "pann".
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 31 Mar 2013, 05:39
English may be the bastard child among languages, but that doesn't excuse people being horribly abusive and negligent towards it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Emoroffle on 31 Mar 2013, 05:46
I'm not excusing it so much as giving an idea of what led to the language being so easily abused.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 31 Mar 2013, 06:52
English may be the bastard child among languages, but that doesn't excuse people being horribly abusive and negligent towards it.

Wait, I thought English was the abuser and not the abusee?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Emoroffle on 31 Mar 2013, 07:08
English is in a vicious cycle of being both. Some languages need simpler alphabets, ours needs therapy.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 31 Mar 2013, 08:50
Fun fact, until the early 1900s there was no standard spelling of ANY word in the English language.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 31 Mar 2013, 09:09
My favourite spelling of cunt is still queynte.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 31 Mar 2013, 09:15
I read that as "quaint".
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 31 Mar 2013, 10:31
English is a terrible mess, yes. However, American just makes a lot less sense overall than British.

I remember hearing (have not been able to verify) that the first official American dictionary intentionally butchered the language, to "differentiate" itself from European English. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 31 Mar 2013, 10:52
Webster deliberately set out to simplify spelling (like colour => color and suchlike) by putting his changes in his dictionary; there were also some that didn't take, but he was more successful than those who tried similar changes in England, like G B Shaw.  Some of the differences in vocabulary stem from the US retaining older words when the UK has changed (best-known example: fall/autumn).  Both of these are perfectly reasonable and acceptable sources of difference.

However, one that irritates me above all others is the complete defiance of actual meaning when Americans (usually) say or write "I could care less" when they actually mean "I could not care less".

A curious case is Aluminum vs Aluminium; in this case the originator of the word changed his mind (and there's even a third option, which I forget), and the dictionary makers changed their preference, and so the UK and the US ended up out of step more or less by chance.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 31 Mar 2013, 11:29
I don't think so... Webster's is pretty much standard world wide for English. Our major problem is filthy immig... err our valuable and diverse culture. English has this issue in general, but American English in particular has a metric fuck ton of loan words.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: idontunderstand on 31 Mar 2013, 13:54
"I could not care less" weirds me out too, though. So you could not care less... because you care so much and it's impossible for you to stop caring? It's such a open-ended phrase to me.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 31 Mar 2013, 14:00
I could not care less meaning I care so little that it would be impossible to care any less.

Most people say it wrong though, saying, I could care less, meaning... it's possible to care less than they do meaning that they actually care.

I prefer to say that I could not possibly give a fuck.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: idontunderstand on 31 Mar 2013, 14:02
I get that, I was just saying.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 31 Mar 2013, 14:19
I could not care less meaning I care so little that it would be impossible to care any less.

Most people say it wrong though, saying, I could care less, meaning... it's possible to care less than they do meaning that they actually care.

I prefer to say that I could not possibly give a fuck.

I prefer to use one of two quotes that I've stolen from elsewhere - 'I can't think of anything in the world I care less about' (Dr. Cox from Scrubs) and 'I could fill a warehouse with the fucks I don't give' (an article from Cracked about honey badgers).
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 31 Mar 2013, 18:49
oh, there are always going to be dialects that are bizzare, no question about it. but at least those dialects (normally) know how to spell, understand that grammar is in fact a thing that exists, and have some sort of functioning phonics system.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

You have a very high esteem of other places.  I think you'll find that, though familiarity with American edumacation has bred contempt, there are stupid and illiterate people everywhere. 

everywhere.

Quote
Everywhere I've been in the US has zero understanding of or desire to have any of that. Public schools teach stuff that's just WRONG

Well, so long as no children are left behind...


Look, it is certainly dismal, but there are still intelligent and literate people out there, teachers who care and students who learn.  Yes, they are fewer than any of us would like, but they are not a vanished species. 


Just endangered. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 31 Mar 2013, 21:58
I prefer to say that I could not possibly give a fuck.

I just pull out my phone, play the "We don't give a fuuuuuck *SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEECH*" clip from Skrillex's rendition of Lady Gaga's "Born this Way". It's short, sweet, to the point, and absolutely ear-splitting.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 31 Mar 2013, 23:14
+1 to you bluesummers. That's awesome.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Emoroffle on 01 Apr 2013, 09:30
I miss comedies in the vein of Airplane! and The Naked Gun. Mostly, I miss Leslie Nielsen.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Boiled Dove on 01 Apr 2013, 10:04
Surely you can't be serious.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Emoroffle on 01 Apr 2013, 10:17
That line doesn't work in text.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 01 Apr 2013, 10:22
Well I don't want to be called Surely either!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 01 Apr 2013, 11:05
how about Surly?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Emoroffle on 01 Apr 2013, 11:09
I picked the wrong week to quit drinking.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 01 Apr 2013, 11:15

You ever seen a grown man naked?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Emoroffle on 01 Apr 2013, 11:20
Yes, my ex-boyfriend.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Boiled Dove on 01 Apr 2013, 11:36
Do you like gladiator movies?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 01 Apr 2013, 12:14
You ever seen the inside of a Turkish prison?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zebediah on 01 Apr 2013, 13:09
Today in "Poorly phrased sentences": According to the Wikipedia home page, today in 1999 "Under the terms of two laws passed by the Canadian Parliament in 1993, the Northwest Territories carved all of their inhabitants into two pieces."

Ouch.  :-o
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 01 Apr 2013, 13:19
wiki's mainpage is always done up wonderfully for April 1st.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 01 Apr 2013, 13:27
I'm not seeing any changes. Am I too late?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Emoroffle on 01 Apr 2013, 13:46
You're too late. She's dead.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 01 Apr 2013, 14:00
Its dead Jim.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: HappyHavoc on 01 Apr 2013, 14:16
Its dead Jim.  :mrgreen:

NO not Jim!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 01 Apr 2013, 14:19
slim jim?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Emoroffle on 01 Apr 2013, 14:20
Whose dead Jim? The sentence was clearly stating that something had possession of a dead Jim.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 01 Apr 2013, 14:23
oh dear mata nui, i've been grammar nazi'd.

But yes, i have a Dead Jim™.  :evil:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Emoroffle on 01 Apr 2013, 14:30
Now I wish I had Photoshop. Just so I could take a pic of Hitler then add in a dictionary and backwards baseball cap with a quote in the foreground saying "You've been Nazi'd!"
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 01 Apr 2013, 14:53
i don't have photoshop but i do have google image search and MS paint. lemme see what i can do.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 01 Apr 2013, 14:57
oh dear mata nui, i've been grammar nazi'd.

But yes, i have a Dead Jim™.  :evil:
I don't know which is worse. The fact that you just referred to a Lego universe deity, or the fact that I know this to be the case.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 01 Apr 2013, 15:01
@ Emoroffle: here ya go. use it well.

(http://www.majhost.com/gallery/mtmerrick/misc/meme.jpg)

@ LTK: Bionicle was and is one of the best storylines i've ever been involved in.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 01 Apr 2013, 15:04
wiki's mainpage is always done up wonderfully for April 1st.
I missed it, but Google is reaching out to another of our senses on today's page.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Emoroffle on 01 Apr 2013, 15:05
You forgot the dictionary.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 01 Apr 2013, 15:07
aw dangit. i'll see what i can do.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 01 Apr 2013, 15:09
Bionicle had a storyline? Damn, now I regret not having enough money for them back then even more.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 01 Apr 2013, 15:12
MASSIVE storyline. Huge, deep, & detailed.
http://biosector01.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
Educate yourself. =P

Also, :

(http://www.majhost.com/gallery/mtmerrick/misc/grammar.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 02 Apr 2013, 16:19
So hey, that was pretty cool. Zach (SMBC-comics (http://www.smbc-comics.com/)) had a twitch-stream and goofed around some and, well:

(click to show/hide)

(Yes, he was doing that on purpose. :laugh: )
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 02 Apr 2013, 18:08
Wow I did nazi that coming
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 03 Apr 2013, 08:05
Question: I think it's a physics question. I make a latte in the morning in a cheap Mr. Coffee espresso maker. When I start to froth the milk, the sound of steam bubbling through the milk isn't white noise but is skewed to higher frequencies. As the milk warms, the range of frequencies goes lower, down to a kind of rumble. If I let it steam much longer, it will begin to boil. I've heard the same descending frequencies in a coffee shop.
I assume it has something to do with sound being generated in an decreasingly dense medium. Is thist a common topic of conversation among sciencey folks in coffee shops?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 03 Apr 2013, 10:08
I think it's as simple as the bubbles getting bigger.

(And white noise sounds skewed to higher frequencies; pink noise is the darker one.)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 03 Apr 2013, 11:08
Actually, there was a similar study done years ago based on the bubbles in hot cocoa.  Basically, the bubbles trapped in the liquid slow the speed of the sounds, making them deeper in pitch.  In hot cocoa, as you tap a spoon on the bottom of the mug, the pitch will rise as the bubbles float up to be froth on top.  Stir the froth back in, and the pitch goes back down...

So as the milk begins to froth and hold more bubbles, the sound emanating through it will become deeper in pitch. 


Ah yes, Wikipedia to the rescue... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_chocolate_effect)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 04 Apr 2013, 02:39
I miss throwing hand grenades. Little orbs of explosive day ruining <3
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 02:49
Sounds great fun.

My dad has plenty of fun stories from his time is the military....
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 04 Apr 2013, 07:31
Grenades are great, the first time I held one was freaky though. The in briefing for grenade training starts with a grenade body (so no explosives or anything) being tossed into the middle of the platoon and the instructing Sergeant explaining how many of us just died, and how many are just injured. (Quite a few, we were packed into those bleachers tight!) so we've become keenly aware that these little orbs of pain are extremely dangerous, so fucking up in this particular case doesn't mean getting yelled at. It means your parents getting a "deeply regret" letter and a folded flag. When grenades are shipped, each grenade has a little house it lives in till it's taken out to be given to someone who's going to hurt things with it, well to save time the Marines issuing the grenades out had pulled the top halves of the houses off of all the grenades, they did this during set up about 4-5 hours earlier, this is Southern California in the summer. Those grenades are now WARM. Imagine, you're picking up an explosive device you know has the capacity to turn you into red mist, and it's warm. It was great, guys were kinda freaking out all over the place. One genius from another platoon actually asked if the grenade was warm because of the explosive charge.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 07:52
@last sentence: *epic facepalm*
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 04 Apr 2013, 12:00
It would be true for some explosives: if you put your hand on the pit of a plutonium-based bomb it would be warm to the touch.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Boiled Dove on 04 Apr 2013, 12:01
Ah, the gentle warmth of radioactive decay.

Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 04 Apr 2013, 12:54
It's true what they say:
Quote
Give a man a fire, and he will be warm for a few hours.

Put a man next to a plutonium-based bomb and he will be warm for the rest of his life.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 04 Apr 2013, 13:17
Actually, you could spend a long time close to high-grade plutonium without getting hurt.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 15:02
Uranium <3
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Boiled Dove on 04 Apr 2013, 15:05
Someone has been planing little glo in the dark zombies around my office at work. I have found 7 so far.

I have no idea who is doing this. All the guys in my department are denying it it them.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 15:08
You need to find the spawner and cover it with torches.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 04 Apr 2013, 15:47
Uranium <3

No, YOUR anium.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 15:53
o_O you keep away from my anium.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 04 Apr 2013, 17:02
I try to judge the gap between scrotum and anus on a case by case basis - you could say I judge it per anium.

...

...Please someone get that?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 17:04
that was TERRIBLE.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 04 Apr 2013, 17:07
That's because I am terrible, Primo.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 17:10
I tell ya what, that's not the worst nickname I've ever had. Not even top 5 material.

(My father used to call me "empty"....)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 04 Apr 2013, 17:12
I'll stick with Primo, you adorable bastard.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 17:21
I've also gotten "doormat" from my soccer teams when I was little, a forum referred to me as "mountain" for a while...  Oh, and there's deathbreath, I'd prefer not to talk about that one. And my ex called me teddy.  Which was fine until all her friends started doing so as well. My mother and youngest sister also use the phrase "tech-head" like it's a foul curse.


So yeah, primo is quite ok by me.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 04 Apr 2013, 17:33
(http://ohpuertoprimo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/HAPPYBDAYPRIMO.png)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 17:35
but its not my birthday  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 04 Apr 2013, 17:45
It's your birthday when I say it is.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 17:47
but, but, september :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 04 Apr 2013, 17:48
SEPTEMBER IS NOW BITCH
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 04 Apr 2013, 17:57
I love you Neko
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 17:59
SEPTEMBER IS NOW BITCH

WAKE ME UP WHEN SEPTEMBER ENDS
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 04 Apr 2013, 18:01
Stop that this instant, Primo!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 18:05
PRIMO SMASH!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 04 Apr 2013, 18:06
I love you Neko

<3
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 04 Apr 2013, 19:43
"The plant is a hardy perineal".
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 19:45
In that case...

*makes a salad out of it and gives it to you*
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 04 Apr 2013, 20:44
Are you just handing it to me, or is it a tossed salad?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 20:58
i am handing it to you in the form of a tossed salad.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 04 Apr 2013, 21:28
You should definitely toss his salad if you haven't, just poor form chap.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 21:38
It's a ceaser salad goddammit  :x
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 04 Apr 2013, 21:43
what would ceasar demand?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 21:53
Ceaser demands a fight to the death. Since there is no arena, this thread will do.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 04 Apr 2013, 22:10
Render unto caesar his salad. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 23:43
Caesar enjoys his salad while awaiting an arena battle. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 05 Apr 2013, 05:07
But does Caesar want his salad tossed?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 05 Apr 2013, 08:22
i wonder how many times this joke will be repeated
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Boiled Dove on 05 Apr 2013, 08:23
It will probably only get tossed around a few more times.

Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 05 Apr 2013, 08:25
But does Caesar want his salad tossed?
Who wouldn't.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 05 Apr 2013, 08:34
Would he though? It's a toss-up.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 05 Apr 2013, 08:34
I'm going to toss you all off a tall bridge.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 05 Apr 2013, 08:43
Boring. Toss us in front of the christians.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 05 Apr 2013, 08:43
I don't care where, as long as you toss me.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 05 Apr 2013, 08:43
deal.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 05 Apr 2013, 09:43
You obviously have me mistaken for Monty Mandel.

Or is it Howie Hall?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 05 Apr 2013, 09:48
This salad's gotta go bad soon, no matter how many times it gets tossed.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 05 Apr 2013, 09:49
deal.

<3
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 05 Apr 2013, 09:55
This might just be my new favorite page in the whole forum.

I'm not even sad that I missed out on all the excitement because it was just fun to watch.




.....does that make me a voyeur??
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 05 Apr 2013, 09:58
Yes.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 05 Apr 2013, 10:46
Eh, I can be ok with that.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 05 Apr 2013, 11:18
I'm going to toss you all off a tall bridge.
excellent. I've been wanting to try out my wingsuit =D

*is sad that I don't have a wingsuit IRL*
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 06 Apr 2013, 03:02
...

...

...

...RIMMING AND WANKING EUPHEMISMS
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 06 Apr 2013, 03:09
My messed up brain always brings up "euthanasia" as a secondary definition to "euphemism"  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 06 Apr 2013, 03:38
It is odd to both be the fittest I've ever been and the heaviest I've ever been.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 06 Apr 2013, 03:45
Muscle weighs more than fat. I am only a stone lighter than I was at my heaviest, but I'm in way better shape from eating better and exercising more, and even that's not much.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 06 Apr 2013, 04:04
I honestly doubt it's muscle since I've been sucking at my diet and only token effort for exercise. Although token effort is still more than I used to do.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 06 Apr 2013, 08:44
Actually, I don't think muscle weighs more than fat. Something I learned in Weight Watchers. I don't mean to make anyone feel bad, but thems the breaks.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 06 Apr 2013, 11:23
Muscle doesn't weigh more then fat any more then 5lbs of feathers weighs less then a 5lb bowling ball. It's a goofy statement that is trying to say that muscle is denser then fat.

This is why getting your body fat percentage (NOT YOUR BMI. BMI DOES NOT WORK EXCEPT AS THE BAREST GENERAL INDICATOR OF HEALTH) is vital to an overall fitness program and your over all picture of health. If I have two Marines in my office, both are 5'10" and they both weigh 210 lbs, but one has 12% body fat, and the other has 22% body fat, they're in completely different places fitness wise. The former's been body building and could probably bench a truck at this phase, and the other most likely looks like a bag of hammers in uniform and needs to either be sent to remedial PT or be discharged immediately.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 06 Apr 2013, 11:38
BMI DOES NOT WORK EXCEPT AS THE BAREST GENERAL INDICATOR OF HEALTH

i wouldn't even say it remotely comes close to success there either, karkat
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 06 Apr 2013, 13:57
I was trying to be generous. I honestly don't know why the system still exists.

Fun fact when I was in the best shape of my life, running 20 minute 3 miles and weighing in at a lean, mean 175 at 10% body fat, I was STILL obese by my BMI.

...damn. I miss my 28" waist and abs. Back to the gym!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 06 Apr 2013, 14:04
"What's Balki Bartokomous' real name?"
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: snalin on 07 Apr 2013, 05:58
Unless my maths is way off; at average, 15500 people has been watching Gangnam Style concurrently at all times since it first came out.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 07 Apr 2013, 12:03
I don't really want to have this whole conversation again, but:

No, it is not odd that you are the fittest and the heaviest.  Weight, size, body fat %, these things are not directly linked to your level of fitness.  Fitness is measured by your strength, endurance and cardiovascular efficiency.  Your body fat% is not a good indicator of any of these.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 08 Apr 2013, 05:39
I didn't know about muscle being denser but I didn't mean it's weird to be fat and fit.
I meant it's strange (possibly a little ironic but may be using the word wrong) that for the first time I make a serious effort to get healthier and lose weight but am now at my heaviest weight. This may or may not be due to my exercise routine. I've lost some inches which is what I'm mainly concentrating on anyway.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 11 Apr 2013, 11:37
we have an older gentleman here at work who we joke around as being on the titanic because he's old (he actually started this trend) and it has now evolved to him being the captain of the titanic and the whole helpdesk gets involved in it now as the crew.  its really quite fun.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 11 Apr 2013, 11:38
Something I've wanted to say:

WHO WILL QUESTION YOUR CONTENT NOW?!

Also what's with me a caps today?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Patrick on 11 Apr 2013, 21:41
GUYS

GUYS WATCH THIS FUCKING VIDEO RIGHT MOTHER FUCKING GOD DAMN NOW


ARE YOU WATCHING YOU BETTER BE FUCKING WATCHING YOU FUCKS
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 11 Apr 2013, 23:43
oh my god

i am in heaven

these are the most fuckin amazing things i've ever eaten   

(http://www.majhost.com/gallery/mtmerrick/photos/heaven.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 12 Apr 2013, 03:29
GUYS

GUYS WATCH THIS FUCKING VIDEO RIGHT MOTHER FUCKING GOD DAMN NOW

ARE YOU WATCHING YOU BETTER BE FUCKING WATCHING YOU FUCKS
Playliiiiiiist! (http://www.youtube.com/user/pulcinopiotv)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 12 Apr 2013, 05:24
"Remember that time when Queensryche was awesome?"
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 12 Apr 2013, 05:34
Welp, time to epilate my legs.

BRING IT ON MEDIEVAL TORTURE DEVICE

OW FUCK FUCK FUCK
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 12 Apr 2013, 10:49
these are the most fuckin amazing things i've ever eaten   

Where did you find them?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Apr 2013, 11:43
Welp, time to epilate my legs.

BRING IT ON MEDIEVAL TORTURE DEVICE

OW FUCK FUCK FUCK

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/andthentherewaslindsey/aaa.jpg)

i can't epilate above the knees. the pain is too much and makes me sob like a baby. i didn't even cry when i got my lip pierced, to give you an idea of my pain tolerance.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Boiled Dove on 12 Apr 2013, 12:04
Holy cow a job just opened up that I really want. It is the director of the department where I first started working in IT. when I left I told the director I would come back for his job, now he is retiring and I am fully qualified for the position.

Time to polish the old resume.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 12 Apr 2013, 14:00
these are the most fuckin amazing things i've ever eaten   

Where did you find them?
one of our kitchen cabinets. :P
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 12 Apr 2013, 14:15
i can't epilate above the knees. the pain is too much and makes me sob like a baby. i didn't even cry when i got my lip pierced, to give you an idea of my pain tolerance.

Actually that doesn't give me an idea. I ain't pierced nowhere. Not really my thing. :-)

The knees suck, though, I agree. Hard and uneven surface. I do all the way up the legs, but admittedly I do make it harder on myself than it has to be. Always kinda hesitant to use it, for obvious reasons. Not really as big a deal when little ones are poking out, but leave it too long or shave instead.

Holy cow a job just opened up that I really want.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Apr 2013, 14:22
i can't epilate above the knees. the pain is too much and makes me sob like a baby. i didn't even cry when i got my lip pierced, to give you an idea of my pain tolerance.

Actually that doesn't give me an idea. I ain't pierced nowhere. Not really my thing. :-)

well to give you a clearer idea of what a lip piercing feels like it feels like someone stabbing you in the face
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 12 Apr 2013, 14:26
well to give you a clearer idea of what a lip piercing feels like it feels like someone stabbing you in the face

Ah, well, now that I can relate to. Hence the eye-patch.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: TinPenguin on 12 Apr 2013, 14:42
Holy cow a job just opened up that I really want.

I may have read this as "a cow just opened up that I want"
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Boiled Dove on 12 Apr 2013, 14:58
Well.......... I do like a rare steak, and some tartar

Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 12 Apr 2013, 15:57
I've been reading Problem Sleuth over the past couple days. Just finished.

That was EXCELLENT.   :-D
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 12 Apr 2013, 16:02
I was kind of a big wuss about my labret piercing, but I was like... 16? 17? when I got it done. It was also my first "real" piercing, as in, with a needle instead of a stupid gun.

I was super terrified about getting my septum pierced but handled it okay. Fuck that was a huge needle, though.

Two of my three earlobe piercings (in each ear) were done with a gun, and one set was when I was maybe 4 years old. The other was when I was in my teens, and no big deal. The third one in each ear was done after a couple hospital stays where I was poked repeatedly with needles. And my friend was doing them, and I got to stare at her boobs the whole time, so I was pretty damn calm.

The conches hurt like fuck. I cried, and there was a ton of blood. But I dealt better than I had with my labret.

Lastly, my bridge was super weird. I could feel the needle piercing one side, slowly going through flesh, and coming out the other side. I didn't cry at all and it was my least painful piercing, but also the weirdest feeling. Also there was a lot of blood running into my eyes.

And that is the story of neko's piercings.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 12 Apr 2013, 16:08
Gah, I can feel the bridge piercing description. I don't even like putting on my glasses when they're already warm because it feels gross.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Apr 2013, 16:08
my hair gets about 3-4 inches shorter when drying due to curling up
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 12 Apr 2013, 21:02
HEY, KARIN, HERE'S AN IDEA: HOW ABOUT NOT WATCHING A MOVIE WITH BODY-HORROR IN IT RIGHT BEFORE SLEEPING?

Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 13 Apr 2013, 02:41
Why do sandwiches taste better folded than cut?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 13 Apr 2013, 03:06
Its 3 AM. There are people in the middle of the street i do not know screaming at each other, speaking perfect english except inserting words that are clearly not english.

The spectacle is entertaining.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 13 Apr 2013, 03:30
Any idea what language the words are in? The universal language of drunks? Korean? Akkadian? Klingon? Brummie?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 13 Apr 2013, 04:01
it MAY have been..... what language is from the philippines again?  :psyduck:

but i really can't say for certain.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 13 Apr 2013, 04:05
According to Wikipedia, the official languages are Tagalog/English, but there's about a dozen regional languages listed as well.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 13 Apr 2013, 04:21
I'm 2300something pages into homestuck.... Its 4:20 AM. I really should go to sleep, knowing that dad's home from work tomorow and he always wakes everyone up at a decent hour when he's home, but i'm just not tired (and homestuck is fascinating)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Jace on 13 Apr 2013, 04:53
I have made a mistake this day.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 13 Apr 2013, 05:02
only one? that's pretty good then :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 13 Apr 2013, 06:27
Makes me think of passover...

"Why is this day different from all others?" 


 :-D :wink:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 13 Apr 2013, 07:05
When I was a toddler I had this giant clown teddy-doll-thing. Apparently I loved this thing, snuggled into it every night because it was the same height as me, until I was allowed to see some bits of The Shining.

I became terrified of this clown teddy-doll-thing that had one giant shiny eye and one X for its other eye. It would sit there at the end of bed staring at me. The shiny bits in its eyes were clearly the souls of others it had killed. Its hair was red from the blood that had been splattered on it. Maybe a survivor had its other eye as a trophy from when they escaped. That bastard definitely moved at least once.

So I braved up and grabbed it and threw it into the cupboard outside my bedroom. I snuggled into my other giant koala teddy, George, and knew I was safe from evil clown teddy-doll-things.

So I forgot about it and went about my normal toddler activities the next day. It came to wind down time and got into bed. It was back. Sitting there at the end of the bed with its terrifying eye, staring at me. Staring at my soul.

Once again, my toddler self decided to risk death and throw it in the cupboard outside my room. I locked my door for extra safety.

This went on for a while until the clown teddy-doll-thing eventually stopped appearing at the foot of my bed.

I recently told my Mammy of this tale. Turns out she was finding the clown in the toy cupboard while cleaning up and she was putting it back in my room.

The moral of this story? There isn't one. Fuck clown teddy-doll-things.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 13 Apr 2013, 17:17
The moral of the story is NOT TO WATCH THE SHINING when you are three years old. :psyduck:

I watched End of Days when I was three. It was AWESOME.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 13 Apr 2013, 17:21
I have never seen the shining, it's in my "watch it once day when I get around to it" list.

My mother, however, saw it when she was 6, and was scarred for life :P
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 13 Apr 2013, 17:22
I watched it aged 21 while slightly sleepy which I think is the perfect mood to be in given the movie's dreamlike ambience.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 13 Apr 2013, 17:49
Seth Rogen should release a range of estrogen pills called Sethstrogen.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 13 Apr 2013, 17:52
Gee, I wonder what line of conversation might've sparked that thought! :laugh:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 13 Apr 2013, 17:55
One about love and kindness <3
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 13 Apr 2013, 17:58
Also my mouth, your tongue and ink-superpowers! And incest!


no explanation necessary obviously
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 13 Apr 2013, 19:27
Seth Rogen should release a range of estrogen pills called Sethstrogen.

It would regulate your menstrual cycle while giving you a ridiculous hairdo, and the perception that you're funny, but can't figure out why.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 14 Apr 2013, 08:07
perhaps this should go in Confessions but I've always found him to be incredibly attractive.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 14 Apr 2013, 09:14
perhaps this should go in Confessions but I've always found him to be incredibly attractive.
Seth Rogen? Attractive? No, that should go in the TMI thread. :psyduck:

Just messin with your head...but not the way Seth Rogen does, apparently. :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 14 Apr 2013, 09:36
Just messin with your head...but not the way Seth Rogen does, apparently. :mrgreen:

(http://memeorama.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/ill-allow-it-gif.gif)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 14 Apr 2013, 10:58
Also my mouth, your tongue and ink-superpowers! And incest!


no explanation necessary obviously

nah, sounds like p. much every conversation i have with gaz
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 15 Apr 2013, 00:22
Random thought: "grammar nazi" = "literary Hitler".
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 15 Apr 2013, 01:09
A la recherche du temps per jew?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 15 Apr 2013, 02:09
I know just enough French to understand that there was a joke that went over my head.  :-D

Explain.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 15 Apr 2013, 02:32
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Search_of_Lost_Time
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 15 Apr 2013, 02:38
Oh.

I cannot decide if that was awesome or terrible.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 15 Apr 2013, 10:56
Random thought: "grammar nazi" = "literary Hitler".

Litler.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 15 Apr 2013, 11:02
Litler? Chibi Hitler?

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8B6EVKjnRxQ/T8MgB8nFffI/AAAAAAAAAI0/U5kmVKyJTLs/s1600/Baby_Deer_Loves_Hitler_by_humon.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 15 Apr 2013, 11:09
Random thought: "grammar nazi" = "literary Hitler".

"Mother in law" ~anagram~ "Woman Hitler"
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 15 Apr 2013, 11:09
not to necro a past topic but didnt someone here at one time was saying something about getting implants?

saw this and thought of that post.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvxtctlkHdg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvxtctlkHdg)
you go girl
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ankhtahr on 15 Apr 2013, 11:15
hmm, I wonder if it would be interesting to have a QC-Forums IRC… On the other hand, it would probably be disturbing and interesting…
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 15 Apr 2013, 11:21
I miss meebo.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 15 Apr 2013, 11:26
I think there was one a while ago, but if there was, it was before my time.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 15 Apr 2013, 11:27
The old old one is still around, but I don't think anyone there has been to the forums in several years now. So essentially, there's not one at this moment.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 15 Apr 2013, 13:38
If you like, I can try installing an IRC server for the forum.  It would be on my home server, which is reasonably well-connected, but obviously I couldn't guarantee the reliability of a professionally-hosted one.  And equally obviously, if it got so busy that it impacted my own Internet usage, it would have to be limited at the least - but I expect the bandwidth used would actually be quite modest.  However, I doubt that Jeph would want to pay for having one on his host, as it would be additional bandwidth to pay for not directly related to the comic...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ankhtahr on 15 Apr 2013, 13:44
It would at least be interesting to see, whether us Forumites are interested in such a thing. I definitely am. One more channel to idle in!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 15 Apr 2013, 13:53
I'd be up for it if there was one.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 15 Apr 2013, 14:23
Confession time - in my well over a decade of internatz, I never bothered to learn what an IRC actually consists of. Is it just a chatroom?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 15 Apr 2013, 14:26
Purdy much.

If there was one I'd toss it on my mobile. Apps etc. :)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ankhtahr on 15 Apr 2013, 14:33
Confession time - in my well over a decade of internatz, I never bothered to learn what an IRC actually consists of. Is it just a chatroom?

An IRC Server can contain multiple Channels (Chatrooms). These are typically denoted with a #. (This was before Hashtags on twitter were a thing.) You can connect to an IRC Server with various clients. My favourite way of connecting to IRCs is using irssi, a small console Client on Linux which runs on my homeserver. For beginners on Windows probably mIRC would be the wisest choice.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 15 Apr 2013, 14:35
I'd say Pidgin is the one most people will already be somewhat familiar with though. Also a lot more useful.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ankhtahr on 15 Apr 2013, 14:37
I never understood the way pidgin implemented IRC. I like single purpose software. For other IM protocols Pidgin is nice, but for IRC, with it's chatrooms? Not so much imho.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 15 Apr 2013, 14:41
Confession time - in my well over a decade of internatz, I never bothered to learn what an IRC actually consists of. Is it just a chatroom?

An IRC Server can contain multiple Channels (Chatrooms). These are typically denoted with a #. (This was before Hashtags on twitter were a thing.) You can connect to an IRC Server with various clients. My favourite way of connecting to IRCs is using irssi, a small console Client on Linux which runs on my homeserver. For beginners on Windows probably mIRC would be the wisest choice.

(http://static.tumblr.com/0e8d33c358f4c23f251088a63ce7e027/ui2xtqx/U41mjkjsr/tumblr_static_you_just_said_a_bunch_of_stuff_i_don_t_know.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 15 Apr 2013, 16:13
IRC server = big beep boop thingie which has IRC running. If you know the name of the beep boop thingie, you can connect to it

IRC client = an application which can connect a user to an IRC server

channel = chatroom

(comment:  # was a thing not even before hashtags, but before Twitter itself.)

command line client for Linux = dark witchcraft whixh you use on a beep boop thingie powered by other witchcraft

mIrc = the name of an IRC client for Windows
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 15 Apr 2013, 16:22
Been a while since I got white bread.


marmalade toast is so good omnomnom
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 15 Apr 2013, 20:11
I remember mIRC...that takes me back.

And for bonus points...who can remember (without looking it up, you cheaters!) what IRC stands for?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 15 Apr 2013, 20:14
internet relay channel?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 15 Apr 2013, 20:28
Soooo close. Internet relay chat. Points for effort.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 15 Apr 2013, 23:27
It seems that IRC daemons are designed to require more configuration than a full LAMP server before they'll even start for testing; apparently they are all designed in the school of my software is more complex than yours yah boo sucks.  This may take a while.

One comes with an example config that includes lines that must be removed before the program will start; it is explained that they are there to test whether you have worked your way through the whole config file line by line.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Masterpiece on 16 Apr 2013, 02:53
sounds lovely
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 16 Apr 2013, 03:53
I apparently have a trading card now.

(http://i.imgur.com/4T3AbPe.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 16 Apr 2013, 11:55
Just realized that when written in cursive my name looks like "Kanin".

Rabbit.


How intimidating.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 16 Apr 2013, 12:17
Bunnies can be quite intimidating  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 16 Apr 2013, 12:18
Rabbit?

*sighs* Well I'm sorry to do this Vladis, we disagreed a few times in our brief association but there's only one thing to do now.

BRING FORTH THE HOLY GRENADE!

Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 16 Apr 2013, 12:26
BRING FORTH THE HOLY GRENADE!

You sure you wanna mess with Rabbit Meadow-Stream, pal?

Primo's afraid of me for good reason!

(http://www.talkphotography.co.uk/gallery/data/500/Juv_Rabbit_in_Top_Wood2.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 16 Apr 2013, 12:33
Witness the true form of the Central Rabbit!

http://amultiverse.com/2010/10/22/mother-of-all-bunnies/
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 16 Apr 2013, 12:36
Is mess with a new term for snuggle and feed carrots to?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 16 Apr 2013, 12:53
You guys are dissing each other... with insulting or praising rabbits, respectively?
You are truly badass.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 16 Apr 2013, 13:03
Then why would you throw grenades at me, Garand? I like carrots, not explosions! ;_;

with insulting or praising rabbits, respectively?

I'm neutral on them, but it's not my fault!

Well, I mean, it sort of is..

But I didn't know!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 16 Apr 2013, 13:10
It was in the script see? *brandishes the QC forum script* but here's a big basket of carrots and some flowers to make up for it. Not that I like you or anything... silly lagomorph *turn and blush*
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 16 Apr 2013, 13:17
*checks frantically*

...why don't I have a script? WHO OF YOU BASTARDS STOLE MY SCRIPT?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 16 Apr 2013, 13:30
silly lagomorph

trix are for Hominidaes xD
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Masterpiece on 16 Apr 2013, 13:42
...why don't I have a script? WHO OF YOU BASTARDS STOLE MY SCRIPT?
Now I know for a fact that you're german.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 16 Apr 2013, 13:46
...why? Was I supposed to say "which of you bastards"?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 16 Apr 2013, 13:57
Hey, if the code's usable, I'm liable to "learn from it".
...
Oh, wrong "script"? My bad. I read that wrong (Though seriously, that was the first thing to pop in my head)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 16 Apr 2013, 14:01
but here's a big basket of carrots and some flowers to make up for it. Not that I like you or anything... silly lagomorph *turn and blush*

That's more like it, you don't treat your pet-girls in such a manner no matter what!

...why don't I have a script?

Loki doesn't get a script. The Norns don't like you very much!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Masterpiece on 16 Apr 2013, 14:03
...why? Was I supposed to say "which of you bastards"?
Which one. Sorry for correcting you, but a friend of mine literally did the same mistake today, and I argued with him that sometimes, using a literal translation from German is not the best thing to do.

Scratch that. Never translate phrases word by word.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 16 Apr 2013, 14:43
but here's a big basket of carrots and some flowers to make up for it. Not that I like you or anything... silly lagomorph *turn and blush*

That's more like it, you don't treat your pet-girls in such a manner no matter what!


Shhh...shut up! *gives Valdis a carrot and pets her soft furry back*

On a side note breaking my recently adopted tsundere character briefly, tempura carrots are freaking awesome.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 16 Apr 2013, 14:56
and pets her soft furry back

Welp, that's it for being a pet-girl. :psyduck:

tempura carrots are freaking awesome.

Deep fried vegetables? Oh, America..
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 16 Apr 2013, 14:58
you better have a furry back!

bald rabbits are horrible


(http://www.petrabbitworld.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/Rooontoes.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 16 Apr 2013, 14:59
"Whack-a-zomby rocks."
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 16 Apr 2013, 15:06
Right, because that's totally how petplay works, Primo. :roll:

Anyway, what's in a name?

(Hint: It doesn't really mean "Rabbit", but rather "Free person". So a lot. In yo face, Juliet!)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 16 Apr 2013, 15:08
Do you mean that a rabbit by any other name would smell just as. hm. rabbit-y?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 16 Apr 2013, 15:14
Right, because that's totally how petplay works, Primo. :roll:

I'm aware of that :P
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 16 Apr 2013, 15:18
Don't look a gift lion in the mouth!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 16 Apr 2013, 15:24
RabbitLion  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 16 Apr 2013, 15:25
Hahah true enough, and tempura is Japanese :P we just imported that one!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 16 Apr 2013, 16:05
@Garand: You imported everything, Mr. America, and they seem to be dealing fine with their own diet. :wink:

@Loki: Taking it too literally. Her point with the analogy after the question is that the name itself is meaningless. More specifically Capulet. :-) Turns out it mattered a lot in her life too.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 16 Apr 2013, 16:10
RabbitLion  :psyduck:

(http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/87500/Lion-Rabbit---87578.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 16 Apr 2013, 16:55

36 seconds in...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 16 Apr 2013, 17:09
36 seconds in...

Love it. I know every word to that song from watching a now-removed AMV of Ouran High School Host Club a lot. That bit on bunnies focused on Honey and Usa-chan. :-D


"What can't we face if we're together? What's in this place that we can't weather?
Apocalypse? We've all been there. The same old trips; why should we care?

What can't we do if we get in it? We'll work it through within a minute.
We have to try. We'll pay the prize. It's do or die..

Hey, I've died twice!
"

<3
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: BeoPuppy on 16 Apr 2013, 23:32
"Wendy and Bob are totally doing it."
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 17 Apr 2013, 00:06
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 17 Apr 2013, 03:27
oh my god i'm dying of laughter right now (http://spacewars.smfforfree.com/Smileys/users/spacewars/rotflz.gif)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 17 Apr 2013, 19:55
And now, your moment of madness for the night!


Ooohrah Momma Dog! and now another take on how standing post goes.

Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 18 Apr 2013, 08:36
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/86901301/Homecooking.png)

hurr durf

im a moron
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 18 Apr 2013, 13:55
RE intimidating rabbits (rabbits which are intimidating):

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Runt_and_Paxie.jpg/799px-Runt_and_Paxie.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: K1dmor on 18 Apr 2013, 16:21
 Welcome to our group New Zealand  :-)
 
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 18 Apr 2013, 16:39
@K1dmor: Even better, they include wording for gender identity. So unlike here there's hopefully no nonsense like having to be unmarried/divorced to transition. Since when the laws were written to say that.. homosexual marriage wasn't legal, so if someone is changing their legal documentation it'd officially end up as one.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 18 Apr 2013, 22:25
Crikey, that's either a huge rabbit or a tiny sheltie
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 18 Apr 2013, 22:27
It's a Flemish Giant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flemish_Giant).
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 19 Apr 2013, 00:38
Welcome to our group New Zealand  :-)
 
(click to show/hide)

Huh? What's up with that?

In my attempt to find out, I checked New Zealand news and found this (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10878489).
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: K1dmor on 19 Apr 2013, 00:43
 No  :-D .

 I meant this (http://www.smh.com.au/world/new-zealand-passes-gay-marriage-bill-20130417-2i0l4.html).
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Masterpiece on 19 Apr 2013, 00:57
well then you should add Germany to the list, they've had that for ages.

Correction: I tried to back up my claim, and found out that registered same-sex couples get all benefits except tax benefits and joint adoption (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same-sex_marriage_in_Germany). My knowledge seems to be outdated.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: snalin on 19 Apr 2013, 01:06
It seems that IRC daemons are designed to require more configuration than a full LAMP server before they'll even start for testing; apparently they are all designed in the school of my software is more complex than yours yah boo sucks.  This may take a while.

One comes with an example config that includes lines that must be removed before the program will start; it is explained that they are there to test whether you have worked your way through the whole config file line by line.

Oh how I love those parts of the open source community - they are doing free work for free and the benefit of all, but if you are not a fucking linux guru before trying to use their stuff they will abuse you worse than any League of Legends player.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 19 Apr 2013, 04:06
Yeah, the android modding community is kinda the same way. >_>
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 20 Apr 2013, 06:05
Aw, man. Today's red-button on SMBC (http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2952). :meh:

(http://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/20130420after.gif)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 21 Apr 2013, 21:29
So I got the weirdest job offer ever today.


My buddy messaged me with a picture of a sea plane and a note "Hey CNC, could use your flight skills down in the carrib if you're up to fly again. corporate work environment is described as: Somewhere between a cross of McHale's Navy, TaleSpin, and Jimmy Buffett's greatest hits... that about sums it up I think, let me know!

The following video was attached:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 21 Apr 2013, 21:39
TaleSpin is awesome  :-D

Take the job,. And force everyone to call you Baloo  :-D
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 21 Apr 2013, 22:49
Nah my boss said Baloo is his call sign, guess I'll go back to being "Glock"

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/59190_531918236856085_1776092834_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 22 Apr 2013, 16:07
She 'liked' my photo.  It must be love!

squeeee. 



(I love the feels at this part)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 22 Apr 2013, 18:47
why is my interwebs being so derpy! :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 22 Apr 2013, 21:27
Do you ever stop and think about how weird some regular words sound?

Like cup. Cup is a weird word.

I know I'm crazy.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 22 Apr 2013, 22:19
Bunny.

Buh.

Knee.

Bunny. Bunny bunny bunny bunny bunny bunny bunny.

Bun. Ee.

Eeeeeeee!

Bunny!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 22 Apr 2013, 22:23
...muskrat?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 22 Apr 2013, 22:27
MUSKRAT!

*swims away*

Muskrat Muskrat Muskrat Muskrat


On another note I am terrified by the looming evil of my driving test tomorrow.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 22 Apr 2013, 22:36
Do you ever stop and think about how weird some regular words sound?

Like cup. Cup is a weird word.

I know I'm crazy.

Cump. (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1836)

On another note I am terrified by the looming evil of my driving test tomorrow.

I'm going to assume you're talking about driving something larger than the average 4-door sedan?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 22 Apr 2013, 22:45
No sadly, if it was a tank or something I'd be much more relaxed. I think I explained it in another thread... the state has ordered me to sit a Driver's License reexamination or face losing my license. I have to take a vision, written and driving test. If I fail the testing I'll also lose my license and have to apply for reinstatement at a later date.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 23 Apr 2013, 01:38
random:

when i read the name ChaoSera, my brain always pronounces it as Kyocera (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyocera)

 :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 23 Apr 2013, 05:31
Yep, me too.

I still need to get my 6 hours of drive time with an instructor. But their online scheduling system is bullshit and I can't make it work. But if that doesn't work, I have to call someone. CALL SOMEONE. I don't wanna.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 23 Apr 2013, 05:54
(click to show/hide)

Welcome to Sweden! :-D

_____________

@Garand: Best of fortunes with your driving test and the job situation~!


Bunny.
Buh.
Knee.
Bunny. Bunny bunny bunny bunny bunny bunny bunny.
Bun. Ee.
Eeeeeeee!
Bunny!

WHAT?! WHAT DO YOU WANT, UNICORN?! :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 23 Apr 2013, 07:14
Ugh... so so much for that crap. Multiple accidents across the city because Colorado is too stupid to figure out it's COCK GARGLING SPRING.

Fuck I hate this state.

So postponing till tomorrow. When it's gonna apparently be in the 70s, because god is dead.

fuck waffles.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 23 Apr 2013, 08:32
Bunny.
Buh.
Knee.
Bunny. Bunny bunny bunny bunny bunny bunny bunny.
Bun. Ee.
Eeeeeeee!
Bunny!

WHAT?! WHAT DO YOU WANT, UNICORN?! :psyduck:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/ee806f8c1e4305f1319912023beae710/tumblr_mlnp7rNKgY1rxczfco1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Lines on 23 Apr 2013, 11:51
Opal apples are tasty.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 23 Apr 2013, 11:59
I cannot motivate myself to go to class in the slightest...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 23 Apr 2013, 16:24
fuck waffles.

either this is a highly creative curse or i've underestimated Garand's sexual attraction to food.  :psyduck:

or is he, in fact, telling someone to go fuck a bunch of waffles?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: K1dmor on 23 Apr 2013, 18:28
Welcome to our group New Zealand  :-)
 
(click to show/hide)

 And now we can add France (adoption too)  :-) .

 "Paris can live up to its reputation as the city of love."
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 23 Apr 2013, 18:37
My state recently approved Civil Unions, the only thing we've done this legislative session worthy of applause. Now if some of those stupid gun laws get beaten back with pot, legal gay marriage, and our original gun laws we'd have some of the best freedoms in the nation.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 23 Apr 2013, 21:09
fuck waffles.

either this is a highly creative curse or i've underestimated Garand's sexual attraction to food.  :psyduck:

or is he, in fact, telling someone to go fuck a bunch of waffles?

It's a new flavor. "Fuck Waffles...Wake up and smell last night!"
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 23 Apr 2013, 21:32
I would suggest that one hasn't lived till he's taken a girl doggy style while enjoying a belgian waffle and ice cream off her back, syrup's good too, but a little messier.



We suggest putting down sheets you don't care about, or investing in a tarp before doing that though. Or going to a hotel, sneak the waffle maker in.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Kugai on 23 Apr 2013, 22:37
You've been watching Rising Sun again haven't you?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 23 Apr 2013, 23:03
Relevant, warning language.

Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Masterpiece on 25 Apr 2013, 10:46
So I guess I started an archive binge, and I'm going through the comics to find that post-Dora breakup era was super funny to read, especially with the whole Parten (Mardma?) arc and the Fangus relationship going on. Nearly every strip is a good laugh.

Maybe qc has finally started being a pure on drama comic? I dunno.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 25 Apr 2013, 11:26
My department at work is currently stuck in a really shitty, unfit for purpose office that has no windows, no natural light and as of recently, no air conditioning. It is depressing as fuck and has been ruled a violation of health and safety for us to continue to use on a permanent basis.

We are next door to the other half of the team, which I work with mostly, and it means when someone comes in looking for one of my colleagues they're usually in the shitty office, which I've taken to calling 'The Coffin.'

Now as much as I hate my interim manager (she has grown on me a little) the fact that in a team-wide email she repeatedly referred to that office as 'The Coffin' as well makes me laugh.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 25 Apr 2013, 12:18
You know who else grows on you? Leeches.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 25 Apr 2013, 12:37
But when a leech has taken all your blood, it moves onto someone else, and I'm okay with it. The enemy of my enemy is my... someone I hate slightly less.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 25 Apr 2013, 12:46
You're okay with not having any blood?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 25 Apr 2013, 12:58
The enemy of my enemy is

...your lion (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=792).
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Bluesummers on 25 Apr 2013, 20:14
(http://smileys.emoticonsonly.com/emoticons/l/lion-338.gif)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 25 Apr 2013, 23:24
You know who else grows on you? Leeches.

For a time when I was small my father had some leeches as a "pet".  They lived in a jar on the mantelpiece in his study.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 26 Apr 2013, 02:35
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_le63pk7Xxj1qd8cb2o1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: snalin on 26 Apr 2013, 03:19
You know who else grows on you? Leeches.

For a time when I was small my father had some leeches as a "pet".  They lived in a jar on the mantelpiece in his study.

How did he... feed them?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 26 Apr 2013, 03:39
No idea - I was only five or so, and didn't take in such things.  Apparently (http://www.leeches.biz/care-leeches.htm) they can live for a year without feeding; perhaps he only had them for a year...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 26 Apr 2013, 14:49
how nerdy is it that I want an N7 hoodie/jacket?

http://biowarestore.com/n7-armour-stripe-black-hoody.html (http://biowarestore.com/n7-armour-stripe-black-hoody.html) $58.00 +S&H
http://biowarestore.com/apparel/mens/n7-performance-hoody.html (http://biowarestore.com/apparel/mens/n7-performance-hoody.html) $68.00+S&H
http://biowarestore.com/apparel/mens/n7-vintage-m-65-field-jacket.html (http://biowarestore.com/apparel/mens/n7-vintage-m-65-field-jacket.html) $98.00 + S&H


these prices are out of this world... :parrot:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 26 Apr 2013, 15:45
I'm taking a relaxing bath and it's full of bubbles that smell like grass and gold sparkles that smell like orange and patchouli.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 26 Apr 2013, 15:53
Is that anything like mixing metaphors?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 26 Apr 2013, 16:05
I've been trying to sleep all day in preparation for the two night shifts I have tonight and tomorrow. I don't think it's gonna help much T_T
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: snalin on 26 Apr 2013, 16:34
I want to RELATE (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/board,20.0.html), but I cannot seem to do so.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 26 Apr 2013, 16:38
@Paul: The Confessions thread is just on "Pause" right, not locked for good? And will the Relationship/BDSM/Depression/etc. threads be moved to the new subforum? :-)

I've been trying to sleep all day in preparation for the two night shifts I have tonight and tomorrow. I don't think it's gonna help much T_T

Aw.. gotta get a couple of extra cupsizes soonish and see if I can be a powerful narcotic (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1871), then! :-(
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 26 Apr 2013, 16:42
I imagine a good amount of the threads here will be moved to the new subforum...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 26 Apr 2013, 16:43
I'm sick of not having any pets. I miss my dog. My partner basically hates animals but not really but he has little patience for them and it hurts so much not living with any animals.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 26 Apr 2013, 16:45
Maybe you guys can come to an agreement. Something furry, but small enough to live in a tank?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 26 Apr 2013, 16:52
Hammies! They live in a tank and only make noise if you forget to keep the wheel oiled, but ours would get all excited when you came in the room and jump up against the walls of the tank to get picked up.

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/5776_776868008178_716137_n.jpg)

Oh just don't get two males. They don't get along when they grow up, as we sadly learned. We named these guys Red and Blue, after Halo and Red vs. Blue, and uh... Red won. :(
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 26 Apr 2013, 17:08
I'm sick of not having any pets. I miss my dog. My partner basically hates animals but not really but he has little patience for them and it hurts so much not living with any animals.
so I am  guessing a bird is out of the questions?  What about fish?  They greet me when I get home and love to follow my finger.  I call them my fishy friends (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxOtD7OZ294)  Hammies are a good idea.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 26 Apr 2013, 17:10
We have talked about this a lot and part of it is the house is too small for a dog. He'd also be happy for me to have a pet provided he only had to help the bare minimum (feeding/walking but not training/cleaning). Just needed a quick vent because I miss my doggy even though I see her all the time.

I've been thinking of hamsters or a guinea pig. I was thinking about rats too but there's only two vets in town and I don't think either of them are used to dealing with rats so be stuck if they got sick.

On hammies, would the best mix be two females? I assume a male and female would result in a lot more hammies.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 26 Apr 2013, 17:15
random: I have often thought of just moving to either England or Germany. :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 26 Apr 2013, 17:32
Also,  I don't know if this would be your cup of tea at all,  but snakes require little care,  and can be VERY affectionate.

(my sister has been begging for a reptile since she was 6...)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 26 Apr 2013, 17:36
I was about to bring up iguanas. They're low maintenance, but useless if you want affection.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 26 Apr 2013, 18:05
And, as my sister reminds me, many smaller snakes will happily act as your bracelet for the day. (this is a huge plus to her)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 26 Apr 2013, 18:11
For rodents I would recommend guinea pigs and rabbits (not actually rodents, but whatever) over hamsters, hamsters can be neurotic, evil little creatures. (They also like to escape and terrorize their surroundings). A well socialized guinea pig can be fairly smart, and will be quite happy to see you and get snuggles, they have a surprising amount of personality. Ditto rabbits. Now there's a third option, but some people really hate them... rats are super smart, very clean and quite affectionate, some people have issues with the tails though, or just the concept of rats in general. 

@Valdis, sounds like just what the doctor ordered.

@Merrick, really? I've never seen a snake do that before! I've always liked snakes but I tend to like the bigger species.

I'd love one of these little critters (San Francisco Garter Snake) but they're an endangered species.

(http://www.californiaherps.com/snakes/images/tstetrataeniabhubbs05.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 26 Apr 2013, 18:16
I would recommend rabbits. A well socialized [rabbit] can be fairly smart, and will be quite happy to see you and get snuggles, they have a surprising amount of personality.

:laugh:

Now there's a third option, but some people really hate them... rats are super smart, very clean and quite affectionate, some people have issues with the tails though, or just the concept of rats in general.

Rats are awesome. A guy my big brother knew had one that liked going around town sitting in his shirt-pocket poking his lil' head up~! :-D
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Masterpiece on 26 Apr 2013, 19:14
moved to the new subforum? :-)
moved to the new subforum...

wait whuuuut
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Masterpiece on 26 Apr 2013, 19:15
ZOMG I just saw the new subforum
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 26 Apr 2013, 19:51
My wife had a pet rat and it was one of her favorite pets ever.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: K1dmor on 26 Apr 2013, 20:44
 Welu, get a fennec fox and looks if he can resist its enchants:
 
 And for rats, they seem to be very friendly:
(click to show/hide)

 So...It's the RELATE subforum for threads that are too serious to chatter, but to chattery to discuss?

Off: Eating Peachs with cream...i'm just so happy :')
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 26 Apr 2013, 22:55
probably not the right thread but I finally got around to getting my fem-shep to ME2 and romancing garrus is the most hilarious thing ever.  Its like Marten from QC if he was a sniper.  Awkward and stumbling and yet adorable.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 26 Apr 2013, 23:04
probably not the right thread but I finally got around to getting my fem-shep to ME2 and romancing garrus is the most hilarious thing ever. 

I understood some of these words...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 26 Apr 2013, 23:47
probably not the right thread but I finally got around to getting my fem-shep to ME2 and romancing garrus is the most hilarious thing ever. 

I understood some of these words...
in the Mass Effect games (ME) you can port your character (Shepard is the character's name) from fist game to the second and the second game to third. Saving all the decisions you made which makes your shepard unique from say a different person playing.

I am playing a female shepard (fem-shep (http://api.ning.com/files/Be93BaidnFyMIPI9emsqqSNvuXYJmdp8FHga1w-uvTDOa8115*gAbiWgn1PxAsLJ55ynucsTqUz-qLZce4rBrIAi-rexj51o/femshep_tbe.jpg)) through all 3 games for the first time.  Always played as bro-shep (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9Vmychl1Yds/TbDnU7ZFxFI/AAAAAAAAAJ4/Xw6e7-OOFUU/s1600/mass%2Beffect%2B2%2Bscreenshotwall%2B1920x1200%2Bshepard%2Ba.jpg) (male shepard) I finished ME1 (mass effect 1) and ported fem shep to ME2 (mass effect 2) where i can romance one of my squad mates I met from Mass effect one.  His name is garrus (http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120319195660/masseffect/images/0/0d/ME3_Garrus_Normandy.png), he is an alien. He was my best friend playing bro-shep and was always curious how the romance with femshep worked out.  Sure I could have just looked it up on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAQOL5Dn7Yg).  But it wouldnt be the same.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 27 Apr 2013, 00:04
I see, thanks for the explanation!

And yeah, I can definitely understand the "it wouldn't be the same" feeling. It's like the difference between watching someone else kill the Lich King and killing him yourself.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 27 Apr 2013, 00:41
I want to RELATE (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/board,20.0.html), but I cannot seem to do so.

Eh?  That's not supposed to be visible yet; I guess I created it visible and then changed the permissions, but it got into the new cache somewhere...  (Hmm, something to think about).   Then it was bedtime.

@Paul: The Confessions thread is just on "Pause" right, not locked for good? And will the Relationship/BDSM/Depression/etc. threads be moved to the new subforum? :-)

Yes to both.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 27 Apr 2013, 01:02
Well, it's definitely visible to me as 0 topics, 0 posts, and apparently read-only, as there is no "new thread" button.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 27 Apr 2013, 01:32
^what he said.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ankhtahr on 27 Apr 2013, 03:14
hmm, I don't like the new layout. With Band, Enjoy, Make and Click as subforums of Chatter it's more difficult watching them all at once. I used to stay on the homepage and refresh it regularly, so I could see new posts, but now I can only see if there is a new post, not in which thread it is.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 27 Apr 2013, 03:15
I'm taking a relaxing bath and it's full of bubbles that smell like grass and gold sparkles that smell like orange and patchouli.

I'm taking a relaxing bath and it's full of (bubbles that smell like grass) and (gold sparkles that smell like orange) and (patchouli).

I'm taking a relaxing bath and it's full of (bubbles that smell like (grass and gold sparkles)) that smell like (orange and patchouli).

I'm taking a relaxing bath and it's full of (bubbles that smell like grass and gold)[,] (sparkles that smell like orange) and (patchouli).

?



EDIT: ankhtahr, the sub-forums will have their names in bold on the forum homepage if they have new posts in them.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 27 Apr 2013, 03:18
Try it for a bit - I'll see what people think after a while.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ankhtahr on 27 Apr 2013, 04:26
EDIT: ankhtahr, the sub-forums will have their names in bold on the forum homepage if they have new posts in them.

sure, but I'm missing the "last post" feature. Because of this I have to either keep reloading two pages, or keep reloading the "latest posts" page where I get shown the full posts.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: TinPenguin on 27 Apr 2013, 05:06
random: I have often thought of just moving to either England or Germany. :psyduck:

Sometimes I look at my bank account, see that 'hey, I have money', and think that there is no reason why I shouldn't just buy a one-way ticket to Outer Mongolia...

One day I'll probably even have the guts to do it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 27 Apr 2013, 05:18
@Ankh: Yeah, I agree, don't really see the point in a minimalistic front page when obscuring them. :-)

@Paul: Is mushy flirting still banned in Relate? :-D

HAIL SANTA!

fem-shep romancing garrus

OTP

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 27 Apr 2013, 06:02
If people don't like the new layout, could CHATTER be made into a category and DISCUSS and RELATE be put into their own category?

Welcome
Rules 'n Stuff
Hi, I'm New

QC Discussion
COMIC

Chatter
STUFF
BAND
MAKE
ENJOY
CLIKC/CLICK

Srs Bsns
DISCUSS
RELATE
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 27 Apr 2013, 06:25
I'm taking a relaxing bath and it's full of bubbles that smell like grass and gold sparkles that smell like orange and patchouli.

I'm taking a relaxing bath and it's full of (bubbles that smell like grass) and (gold sparkles that smell like orange) and (patchouli).

I'm taking a relaxing bath and it's full of (bubbles that smell like (grass and gold sparkles)) that smell like (orange and patchouli).

I'm taking a relaxing bath and it's full of (bubbles that smell like grass and gold)[,] (sparkles that smell like orange) and (patchouli).

?

Bubbles that smell like grass

Gold sparkles (in a bath melt) that smell like both orange and patchouli.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 27 Apr 2013, 06:39
@Paul: Is mushy flirting still banned in Relate? :-D

Well, take another look at Paul's note on flirting.
If flirting is a communication of interest between two people, why is an audience important, especially if it can make some bystanders uncomfortable?
I'm new to this role, so Paul and the other mods may amend. But if you can imagine someone responding to the flirting with the expression "Get a room, you two," then PM is a better place. In my experience with the phrase, the threshold for "Get a room" is low.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Masterpiece on 27 Apr 2013, 06:41
Voyeurism comes to mind.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 27 Apr 2013, 07:01
If flirting is a communication of interest between two people, why is an audience important

Because sometimes things come up in regular conversation that you could want to weave in a remark based on? :-)

But how would Relate work, exactly? I mean, if it's a place to talk about things like relationships and sex and a few forum-members are interested in each other? It's only about outside people? So Garand could've talked about Ceras in there up until the point she joined this week, for instance? :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 27 Apr 2013, 07:16
The way I understood it, "Relate" is supposed to include what one commonly colloquially calls "grown-up problems" (Disclaimer: this by no means implies that non-grown-ups don't have important problems.) Also, this would include seeking and providing emotional support.

The new purpose of "Chatter" would then be smalltalk (weather thread), forum games (Mafia), discussion of pastimes which don't fit in "ENJOY" (cooking, cycling, gym thread, university/school etc).

...and now I realize this doesn't answer your question.

Also: Will there be additional age restrictions on the Relate? (I'd rather not have any, seeing as the forum, and arguably the comic, are PG-13 already).

Could we maybe have this discussion split off (and possibly moved straight into Relate)?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 27 Apr 2013, 07:42
The forum really isn't PG-13, given that I can say cunt and it not be filtered.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 27 Apr 2013, 07:52
Well, I have an idea where voyeurism begins, but where does it end? I don't think the forum is the place to find out.

And I don't know if there's an exact answer to how this works. Weaving in a flirty remark in a conversation? I don't see a problem. But at the other end of the spectrum, the appearance of sustained flirtation, increasing in intensity and spanning several threads? That can put bystanders in several places in a discomfort zone.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ankhtahr on 27 Apr 2013, 07:54
I hereby support Pilchard123's proposal. This seems more suitable than the current layout. Also, will the "Relate" forum be "Members only"? I don't really feel good about the stuff I posted in there being public. I mean, I can live with it, I wouldn't have posted there otherwise, but still, I would feel more comfortable that way.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 27 Apr 2013, 09:03
random: I have often thought of just moving to either England or Germany. :psyduck:

Sometimes I look at my bank account, see that 'hey, I have money', and think that there is no reason why I shouldn't just buy a one-way ticket to Outer Mongolia...

One day I'll probably even have the guts to do it.
Why Mongolia?  Just curious.  I always liked learning about the medieval mongols.  :-)  Crushed everyone playing as them in Age of Empires 2.

fem-shep romancing garrus

OTP

(click to show/hide)
hehe.  I would say playing ME3 as bro shep, I kind of wanted Gar-bear and Dr. Michel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTwPw2DFsOs) to hook up.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 27 Apr 2013, 09:12
I hereby support Pilchard123's proposal. This seems more suitable than the current layout. Also, will the "Relate" forum be "Members only"? I don't really feel good about the stuff I posted in there being public. I mean, I can live with it, I wouldn't have posted there otherwise, but still, I would feel more comfortable that way.

I support both of those proposals.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 27 Apr 2013, 14:20
My main issue with overt flirting is how quickly it completely takes over a thread, especially on a forum as slow as this one.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Metope on 27 Apr 2013, 14:23
That post combined with your avatar is a great setup for a joke I have yet to figure out.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 27 Apr 2013, 16:04
I've been away today, and it's now late here so I'll be brief; but I'll just say the Redball has got it right on flirting.  Note that I have received messages of thanks for having written the message I did from people who were finding the flirting off-putting.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Emoroffle on 27 Apr 2013, 17:13
I'm flat broke but I know for sure I want to move to a large city. I'm thinking Austin but NYC has always been a place I've wanted to live in.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 27 Apr 2013, 18:27
Consider that the cost of living in NYC is extremely high. I don't know about Austin.
Although when my wife, who'd always had a desire to live in Manhattan, suggested we look into a summer sublet in 2005, we found one for about $3,600 for two months, a/c included. Remaining costs were no more than we'd have had remaining here in rural Michigan.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 27 Apr 2013, 18:58
Yeah, but consider also how the value of money has changed since then... Things are more expensive now, especially in expensive areas.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Emoroffle on 27 Apr 2013, 19:51
If I go to NYC I'll probably go back to nursing or welding. My biggest concern is getting somewhere that I can actually find employment and cities seem like a better bet than this rural town I'm in.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 27 Apr 2013, 20:13
Austin is pretty good to go, and it's not as wallet raping expensive as NYC.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Masterpiece on 28 Apr 2013, 08:53
Random thought I wish one of you guys might answer:

Should I go with Pizza or Chinese Food?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 28 Apr 2013, 08:57
Here is the order:

Good Chinese food
Good pizza
Bad pizza
Bad Chinese food

So how good are your pizza/Chinese places?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Masterpiece on 28 Apr 2013, 09:02
Pizza is excellent, Chinese Food is decent enough.

...eh, Chinese Food it is.


Another random thought: I need to stop saving up for Octoberfest, because by the looks of how much I saved up I will not survive Octoberfest
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 28 Apr 2013, 09:12
Yesterday I ordered pizza and forgot to get stuffed crust but it was still very yummy. Although I end up half covering it in garlic sauce any way.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 28 Apr 2013, 09:58
A sign next to a prominently displayed toilet at the home center store announced in large letters that it was able to flush 36 golf balls.

This is no doubt commendable engineering, but I would have thought that a potential buyer might save money by first considering a change of diet.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 28 Apr 2013, 16:00
...eh, Chinese Food it is.

this is a Good Decision™

chinese food is The Best Food

especially egg rolls. i love egg rolls.  :psyduck: :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Masterpiece on 28 Apr 2013, 16:28
I finally have the creative suite again and so I photoshopped my avatar so it wouldn't show any speech bubbles.

I feel so powerful.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Metope on 29 Apr 2013, 08:34
I can't for the life of me figure out why people hashtag things on facebook. I've come to the conclusion that either they missed the point entirely, or I did.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 29 Apr 2013, 08:40
I was not aware cats can have hoodies.
(http://i.imgur.com/F6Qr9xK.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 29 Apr 2013, 09:08
My mother's dog has a hoodie ...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: TinPenguin on 29 Apr 2013, 09:10
And penguins can have woolly jumpers!

(http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&docid=cGGd7CghqaJtDM&tbnid=Rgi0R_e4TL5ISM:&ved=0CAUQjBwwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2F360blog.nautica.com%2Fwp%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2011%2F10%2FPenguin-Sweaters-.001.jpg&ei=PJt-Ubv-F4OphAfiyIH4DQ&psig=AFQjCNGC4hpIEgBOyJu-MMW6KS7Q7OIbPA&ust=1367338172479359)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 29 Apr 2013, 09:10
I actually knew about that one :P
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 29 Apr 2013, 09:32
Around the world there are people that knit jumpers for chickens that have been released/retired/rescued from cages, in which their wings and feathers were clipped.  Here (http://www.geekosystem.com/chicken-sweaters/)  here (http://www.littlehenrescue.co.uk/Pages/Hensandtheirjumpers.aspx)  etc (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rescued-battery-hen-jumper)

(http://static02.mediaite.com/geekosystem/uploads/2011/08/yallopv20081224123729.png)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 29 Apr 2013, 11:09
Random thought: Is it just me or are the lyrics to "Wake me up before you go-go" pretty depressing?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 29 Apr 2013, 11:27
Random thought: Is it just me or are the lyrics to "Wake me up before you go-go" pretty depressing?
yes
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 29 Apr 2013, 11:29
Grrrr Samsung. y u so stupid.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Masterpiece on 29 Apr 2013, 16:36
Grrrr Samsung. y u so stupid.  :facepalm:
ok, I'll bite. Why?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 29 Apr 2013, 16:45
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0

Ignoring the horrible name (the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 3G is even worse) we have:

-the screen on that thing is HORRIBLE. 600p TFT? what are they THINKING?
-android tablets should have onscreen buttons, not physical ones. physical buttons make for a horrible tablet experience
-LET THE MENU BUTTON DIE ALREADY! android tablet software doesn't even SUPPORT it!
-People use tablets in landscape. a lot. why did you make it so difficult to use in landscape?
-adapting the galaxy s3/4 smartphone design to non-smartphones does NOT look good
-would you quit releasing devices exclusively in white? white devices are ugly, and white plastic looks and feels about 20 times cheaper than identical plastic in another color.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Masterpiece on 29 Apr 2013, 17:10
well, I'm sure Samsung didn't really want to release a tablet device, they just released a phone with a screen big enough to be allowed to call it tablet.

And I kinda expected it to be about the galaxy tab, just wanted to be sure.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 29 Apr 2013, 17:19
they've released great tablets in the past. they're certainly capable.

i just don't get it.

there IS a market for a PREMIUM 7" phone. there really is.

sadly this is nowhere near that mark. the Asus FonePad comes close, but its still not flagship-level goodness.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Masterpiece on 29 Apr 2013, 17:24
A seven inch phone? Makes me think of this:

(http://www.it.bton.ac.uk/staff/lp22/gallery/micahrosenkindhos_files/ngage_ear.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 29 Apr 2013, 17:33
https://www.google.com/search?q=asus+fonepad&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS446US446&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=3hB_UYmmDo6GiQKap4GQBA&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1600&bih=805

though I have to say, if it had a higher PPI (and was available in the US) i'd seriously consider the Galaxy mega 6.3.....

Love my Note 2 though.

the Huawei Ascend Mate was also a great device. Loved that thing when i went to CES. shame it dropped into obscurity.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 29 Apr 2013, 18:45
Operational plan for tomorrow: Make BBQ Chicken, Steak, Onion and Bacon pizza.
Oh and maybe go to class, you know... if I have time.

Also for tablet stuff I love my HTC Flyer
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 29 Apr 2013, 20:36
That's an oldie. :P sweet piece of tech for its time though.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 29 Apr 2013, 20:52
Eh I got it cheap, it functions well and I can read ebooks with it. Then again my favorite pistol and favorite rifle are respectively a design that's over a century old and the rifle is actually over sixty years old...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 29 Apr 2013, 20:56
There are some pieces of tech that no matter how outdated they are, are still awesome. I would count the Flyer amongst them.

Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 29 Apr 2013, 21:29
In other news I found out I get to join a class action law suit! Yay me? It will eventually net me about $100, so that's cool at least.

On another note:

A messenger returned to Sparta from battle. The women clustered around.

To one, the messenger said, "Mother, I bring you sad news: your son was killed facing the enemy."

The mother said, "He is my son."

"Your other son is alive and unhurt," said the messenger. "He fled from the enemy."

The mother said, "He is not my son."

— The Warrior Ethos
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Papersatan on 29 Apr 2013, 22:48
I can't for the life of me figure out why people hashtag things on facebook. I've come to the conclusion that either they missed the point entirely, or I did.

Sometimes it is a post pushed through from a platform which uses hashtags.  e.g. an Instagram photo which they posted on Instagram and gave permission to push to their Facebook feed. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Metope on 30 Apr 2013, 01:49
Oh yeah I know that, that's fine and totally logical. But people do it on just regular FB posts too, those are the ones I'm puzzled about.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 30 Apr 2013, 01:54
Yeah that's what I thought Metope was referring to.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: TinPenguin on 30 Apr 2013, 02:34
It's not really any different to using fake BBcode or putting verbs between asterisks. People have been doing this kind of thing on the internet for yonks.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 30 Apr 2013, 05:16
You mean <i>years</i> 







:-D
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 30 Apr 2013, 05:34
I have an Acer Iconia A500 (10.1") and it is awesome. It isn't the prettiest piece of work, but I loves it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 30 Apr 2013, 05:46
You mean <i>years</i>

Why can't he say "for yonks"?  I do.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: jwhouk on 30 Apr 2013, 06:26
I like my iPod touch. If the iPad ever came out with an equivalent (Wi-Fi only), and I had a few hundred bucks to spare (HA!), I'd consider getting one.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 30 Apr 2013, 06:28
I have:

Samsung Galaxy S3
iPod Touch 4th gen
Acer Iconia A500
Nook Simple Touch
Lenovo laptop
Chromebook

AKA a gadget problem.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ankhtahr on 30 Apr 2013, 06:45
I would probably get myself a Nexus 7 if I could spare the money.

Other Devices I own:
Nexus S (running CM10)
Palm Pre (my previous mobile phone)
iPod Nano 3rd Gen (which I don't use anymore)

That, my Thinkpad T400 and my selfbuilt Desktop (AMD Athlon X6 1090T, AMD Radeon HD6870)

Edit: Oh, and of course my trusty Sony PRS-T1, which I absolutely love. Reading on LCDs is annoying, but E-Ink is fabulous!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 30 Apr 2013, 10:22
I still use an old school 30gb Zune for my music needs, it's reliable, dependable, I like the Zune software better then Apple, and I can always beat someone to death with the player if I need to.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 30 Apr 2013, 11:08
I used to have a Creative Zen Xtra:

(http://multimedia.cx/eggs/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/creative-nomad-vs-ipod-touch.JPG)

It died because I dropped it on my foot. It hurt so much. Also my ex still has both his and my own, neither of which work, of course.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 30 Apr 2013, 11:18
I almost bought one of those, but then I realized it had the potential to make me cross the hipster horizon.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 30 Apr 2013, 11:33
My everyday music player is an iRiver H340, but with the 40GB disk replaced by a 256GB disk, and the firmware replaced by a custom compile of Rockbox (custom because of the >134GB disk).  I've got a couple of others for spares, because I've not found anything to compare.

It's like this (on the left, of course):
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5007/5284156557_dcaf1473d3.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Masterpiece on 30 Apr 2013, 11:34
what kind of formats do those beasts play?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 30 Apr 2013, 11:39
The iRiver I got originally because it included the ability to play ogg/vorbis in the manufacturer's firmware.  But since it got Rockbox, pretty much anything (http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/SoundCodecs).

I use mainly ogg/vorbis, but I've got plenty of mp3, m4a, ac3, flac and wav files on there too.  Several thousand commercial CDs, I'd say (never counted them), and all my own recordings (about 100 CDs worth probably).
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 30 Apr 2013, 11:44
It's like this (on the left, of course):
[image]

*growls at formulas* I thought I could leave analysis at uni.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ankhtahr on 30 Apr 2013, 11:54
That's the reason I use my Nexus S for music playback. OOB support for FLAC and Ogg, a Wolfson WM8996 DAC, and the Voodoo Kernel Mod, which allows me to use the full potential of the DAC and the headphone amplifier. The WM8996 is one of the best DACs to be ever used in a mobile phone, and is by far better than the DAC in the iPod nano 3G, and even better than the current iPod touch. With the Voodoo Kernel I can set the volume by adjusting the amplification of the amplifier instead of having the amp running on full amplification while adjusting the volume in the bitstream. This results in a fantastic sound quality for a mobile device, which is why I don't want to get a newer mobile phone. The Galaxy S and the Nexus S were the only smartphones ever to contain such a good DAC and amp. I even tolerate the small storage. All my music is in Ogg Vorbis 320kBit/s, converted from FLACs I either got from Bandcamp or ripped of CDs.

On this mobile phone even my 250Ω Beyerdynamics Phones sound great.

It's like this (on the left, of course):
[image]

*growls at formulas* I thought I could leave analysis at uni.

And it's typeset in LaTeX. I can distinguish Computer Modern / Latin Modern from other fonts from half a mile away.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 30 Apr 2013, 15:32
I have an Acer Iconia A500 (10.1") and it is awesome. It isn't the prettiest piece of work, but I loves it.

=O that's my tablet!

Since I got my note 2,though, it's gotten very little use...

@ankhtahr- actually a lot of Samsung phones have Wolfson DACs.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ankhtahr on 30 Apr 2013, 15:38
I have an Acer Iconia A500 (10.1") and it is awesome. It isn't the prettiest piece of work, but I loves it.

=O that's my tablet!

Since I got my note 2,though, it's gotten very little use...

@ankhtahr- actually a lot of Samsung phones have Wolfson DACs.

But not as good as the WM8996 sadly.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 30 Apr 2013, 16:19
I have a Creative Zen. iPods are too bloody expensive and they're really big. Apple stuff is really big. My thing looks like a toy it's so small but that's part of the reason I love it.

Also incidentally my parents surprised me with an iPhone4 for my birthday. Da got it for free due to work and I'm completely blown away because EXPENSIVE DEVICE but I'm not a fan of Apple things. They're fine, I just have a preference for PCs and Samsung mobiles. Although being a media student I'm getting heavily coerced into using Apple things.
I feel really ungrateful saying this but I'm a little tempted to ask if they would mind if I sold it and kept my comparatively simple phone, which is a handy-me-down from Mammy. Although I'm sure if I let myself play with it for a few minutes I'd want to keep it. I am grateful they made the decision to gift it to me though rather than sell it online or something. Gah. Conflicted due to a very first world problem.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 30 Apr 2013, 16:26
I hate apple as a company, and I think their products are crap. That said I'd still take the iPhone over a dumbphone/feature phone :P
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 01 May 2013, 06:20
My phone is in between feature and smart. Also internet tells me I might get up to £150, give or take. Mammy also said she wouldn't mind but it could annoy Da. Pretended it was Partner's idea to sell. Slightly edging more on keeping. Can't play with the phone till Sim card transfers.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 01 May 2013, 10:01
is sushi supposed to be bite sized? 'cause thats how I eat it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 01 May 2013, 10:17
Yes sushi is bite size. With some exceptions, this one place I go to serves one roll that seems to be the size of a hockey puck for some reason... it's a nightmare to eat.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 01 May 2013, 11:47
So why eat it? :P
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 01 May 2013, 14:45
Has anyone else noticed that, when some people look you in the eye, they flick their gaze from your left eye to your right eye?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 01 May 2013, 14:57
Only when I look at someone's eyes.
---
I should offer a professional desecration service. I would issue official-looking certificates to people which state that, say, their wedding is now officially invalid in the eyes of God, or that they are now de-baptized. Of course, I would try to encompass every world view; if, say, you have some spot in your garden that your local Feng Shui crazy insists on redecorating, I would issue a certificate saying that energy in this space is beyond repair and to leave it alone.

I would also help people find the most creative ways to get themselves excommunicated. Islam may pose some trouble in that regard, though.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 01 May 2013, 15:29
Hire me, please? That sounds like THE best job in the world.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 01 May 2013, 15:31
Islam has the tastiest and easiest way to skip out on the church. Go get a beer and a BLT
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Welu on 01 May 2013, 16:32
Has anyone else noticed that, when some people look you in the eye, they flick their gaze from your left eye to your right eye?

Is that now how you're meant to do it? I hate eye contact. I tend to look around people more than at them.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 01 May 2013, 16:43
My father raised me to look people straight in the eye when I talk to them.  I think thats why must people think I am trusting.  Also makes women feel more comfortable with me cause I aint staring at their tits (that they notice anyways).
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 01 May 2013, 16:45
I can't look people i the eye anyone, due to my lazy eye. People find it quite disturbing to have someone looking straight at them with one eye and the other looking in a totally different direction.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 01 May 2013, 21:27
I sometimes space out when I'm talking to people so I'm looking passed them, apparently it can be disconcerting.

In other news I can't conclude this stupid paper and it's annoying me greatly.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Redball on 01 May 2013, 21:59
Could you desecrate a requiem mass and revive the decedent?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 01 May 2013, 22:05
Absolutely, after I have looked up what the words mean.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 01 May 2013, 22:06
Hmmm... yes that might actually work, get me some car batteries and jumper cables.

On a "Oh Japan" note:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/525454_10151661292878623_152662694_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 02 May 2013, 05:07
Is that now how you're meant to do it? I hate eye contact. I tend to look around people more than at them.
I don't know how you're meant to do it, it just stood out to me this one time. I just always look at someone's left eye (which is on my right).
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 02 May 2013, 05:12
I've said it here before, but I HATE eye contact. It's awful. I never look someone in the eye for more than a couple second. BLERG.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Metope on 02 May 2013, 05:21
i noticed just now that the pupil nekowafer's avatar dilates and contracts. Clearly I'm not very observant  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Masterpiece on 02 May 2013, 05:43
Neither am I or so it appears.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 02 May 2013, 05:55
It seems to move kind of quickly on my work computer... but I don't have the file anymore to slow it down :(
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 02 May 2013, 06:07
Save it off the web page, then you do have it again.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 02 May 2013, 06:16
i noticed just now that the pupil nekowafer's avatar dilates and contracts. Clearly I'm not very observant  :psyduck:

My mind = blown
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 02 May 2013, 08:15
Paul: yeah, I can re-do the whole thing. I can probably make a better one now. I just haven't done any gif animation in a long time. This one is from high school.

...10 years ago. Oh god.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: celticgeek on 02 May 2013, 08:17
I seem to remember that you had an avatar that winked.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Boiled Dove on 02 May 2013, 08:36
I might have just agreed to take my 14 year old daughter to a Ke$ha concert. I fear for my sanity.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 02 May 2013, 08:36
My last avatar was a simple two-frame animation where I had my eyes closed most of the time, then opened them for a second or two. Apparently my avatars have a thing with eye contact as well.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: snalin on 02 May 2013, 08:37
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/525454_10151661292878623_152662694_n.jpg)

I WANT THIS RIDE
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 02 May 2013, 09:14
I might have just agreed to take my 14 year old daughter to a Ke$ha concert. I fear for my sanity.

You're a good dad. My dad took me and several friends to a No Doubt (Return of Saturn) concert when I was 14 and it was amazing.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Boiled Dove on 02 May 2013, 10:14
Thanks. It was easy with my older daughter as we have similar musical tastes. I've taken her to see Slayer, Weird Al, Melt Banana, and such. While I am a fan of Gaga that is about the extent of my pop music knowledge. Should be interesting.

The bonus is that the whole show is General Admission. I can teach my daughter to be one of Jeph's hated show goers and punch through to the stage.

 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Boiled Dove on 02 May 2013, 10:15
For reference in the above comment:

http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=16

Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 02 May 2013, 15:50
I just realized: the descriptions of the Chatter and Discuss forum rhyme.

They are like a really awesome team of brothers. They don't steal each other's spotlight, don't fight, and kick ass together.
May their light shine upon us.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 02 May 2013, 16:12
Neko's avatar has to be new. No way for it not to be.

*in denial*
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 02 May 2013, 16:22
Am I the only one that pays close attention to avatars?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Masterpiece on 02 May 2013, 16:28
Then did you notice that my avatar lost his speech bubbles?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 02 May 2013, 16:29
I did!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Masterpiece on 02 May 2013, 16:31
awesome!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 02 May 2013, 16:45
 Am I the only one who knew it always did that? The eye, I mean. I knew about the speech bubble because you said you edited it out.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 02 May 2013, 16:47
Then did you notice that my avatar lost his speech bubbles?
I noticed that....
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Jace on 02 May 2013, 16:59
My avatar also blinks.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 02 May 2013, 19:02
.....i stared at your avatar for a good 15 seconds before i realized i wouldn't be able to see blinking behind sunglasses.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: celticgeek on 02 May 2013, 19:21
My avatar merely waves. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 03 May 2013, 02:47
I just found out that Americans pronounce Löwenbräu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%B6wenbr%C3%A4u) as Lowenbrau.

You people are sick funny.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 03 May 2013, 03:12
... Most Americans don't pronounce that word at all :P
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Masterpiece on 03 May 2013, 03:59
I just found out that Americans pronounce Löwenbräu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%B6wenbr%C3%A4u) as Lowenbrau.

You people are sick funny.
you should see the tourists at Oktoberfest. Hilariously incapable of staying sober.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 03 May 2013, 04:49
I just found out that Americans pronounce Löwenbräu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%B6wenbr%C3%A4u) as Lowenbrau.

You people are sick funny.

So how is it pronounced? According to Google translate it's "loovenbroi", but I don't know how much to trust it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Boiled Dove on 03 May 2013, 06:04
.....i stared at your avatar for a good 15 seconds before i realized i wouldn't be able to see blinking behind sunglasses.  :facepalm:


I did the same thing.  :-\
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Metope on 03 May 2013, 06:13
My avatar... Hell, I don't even know what's going on there. Not a clue.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 03 May 2013, 06:27
I just found out that Americans pronounce Löwenbräu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%B6wenbr%C3%A4u) as Lowenbrau.

You people are sick funny.

So how is it pronounced? According to Google translate it's "loovenbroi", but I don't know how much to trust it.

That's korrekt. Both eu and äu are pronounced as oi. I assume that both are pronounced the same is for historical reasons. Why it is pronounced like this in the first place, I don't know.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Thrillho on 03 May 2013, 06:33
My avatar is smug Vince Russo. For the win.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: lepetitfromage on 03 May 2013, 06:39
I was convinced that I would keep my Mieville avatar forever, but then I saw this little guy and couldn't help myself. He's just so excited!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 03 May 2013, 07:52
I just found out that Americans pronounce Löwenbräu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%B6wenbr%C3%A4u) as Lowenbrau.

You people are sick funny.
you should see the tourists at Oktoberfest. Hilariously incapable of staying sober.

German beers have proper alcohol content, Americans used to weak shit like Budweiser (mineral water) can't handle it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Masterpiece on 03 May 2013, 10:36
see, that's why I always wanted to go to the U.S.. Beer that doesn't make me drunk after taking one sip? Awesome!
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Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 03 May 2013, 13:02
my avatar is sign of a sick obsession in my life
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 03 May 2013, 13:03
which

okay

'lucky lucky you're so lucky' is a franz ferdinand line but also describes vriska (my avatar) really well, as she steals luck

because she's a pirate

that steals luck?

anyway, the fact she's a pirate makes my signature tie the whole thing together p. well which makes me happy
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ankhtahr on 03 May 2013, 14:42
I just found out that Americans pronounce Löwenbräu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%B6wenbr%C3%A4u) as Lowenbrau.

You people are sick funny.

So how is it pronounced? According to Google translate it's "loovenbroi", but I don't know how much to trust it.
It's simple: : løːvənbʁɔʏ
In case you don't know the IPA: I think the "broi" part is accurate. But I don't know about the "looven". It's close to the way you pronounce the "i" in bird in Received Pronunciation, just a little longer.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 03 May 2013, 17:26
Americans don't have "received pronunciation". 






Ours was stolen. 

From a fence. 

Most people claim it "fell off the truck". 


And the first time I recall it being referenced in the forums, someone abbreviated it to "RP", and all I could think of was "rice pudding"...
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 03 May 2013, 17:29
And the first time I recall it being referenced in the forums, someone abbreviated it to "RP", and all I could think of was "rice pudding"...

Role Playing  :mrgreen:

my avatar is sign of a sick obsession in my life

its difficult for homestuck NOT to become an addiction :P
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 03 May 2013, 21:34
according to my birthdate my patron troll is vriska.

which is great.

especially since my best friend has nothing but massive h8red for her.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 03 May 2013, 22:18
Vriska is the best troll. There is no arguing this fact.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 03 May 2013, 22:57
she IS the 8est. she's the coooooooolest.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 03 May 2013, 23:09
Actually, vriska's death hit me in the feels quite hard.  :(
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: K1dmor on 03 May 2013, 23:11
 Thanks for the spoiler!  I didn't even start reading it  :-\ .
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 03 May 2013, 23:14
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 03 May 2013, 23:50
Yeah, homestuck is an everyone dies story. But don't worry. It's not a bad (or permanent, in most cases) thing. ;)

That shouldn't be too spoilery. :P
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 04 May 2013, 00:13
(http://dailyfailcenter.com/sites/default/files/styles/gag_style/public/fail/aVzNXj2_460s.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 04 May 2013, 00:28
unhand me! i am the night!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 04 May 2013, 08:01
It's Star Wars Day!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 04 May 2013, 15:17
May the Fourth be with you  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 04 May 2013, 15:22
that joke stopped being funny years ago
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 04 May 2013, 15:56
That joke is the foundation of the holiday.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 04 May 2013, 16:12
it's still a shitty joke
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 04 May 2013, 16:34
*shrugs*

because my ex was a massive fangirl, i actually know a ton about the expanded universe, but TBH i don't actually care that much about the whole star wars franchise
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: snalin on 04 May 2013, 17:17
The expanded universe contains things that are far more interesting and exciting than anything George Lucas ever made or will make. It also contains some of the worst fiction ever written.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ankhtahr on 04 May 2013, 18:02
I absolutely loved the "Republic Commando" novels from Karen Traviss. It had some great ideas (young jedi falls in love with clone elite soldier, clone troops meing shown as human, slightly individual beings, father figures to the elite units, Mandalorian culture), and I loved the ideas of the clones adopting the Mardalorian lore, which gives them some kind of identity. Also the way the Mandalorian culture was fleshed out a lot, explaining the background of Jango and Boba Fett. Sadly George Lucas was corrupted by Money and gave the then new "Clone Wars" series a higher priority, which lead to declaring the books non-canon (so the storywriters could decide more freely about Mandalorian history), so Traviss' years of work were officially invalid, which pissed her off so much, that she didn't write the final novel.

The books are still amongst my favourite novels. Oya Manda! Mando'ade kandosii!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 04 May 2013, 18:24
I don't think it had as much to do with money rather than sheer ego, to be quite honest.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: mtmerrick on 04 May 2013, 19:05
@ankhtar: that was one of my your ex's biggest pet peeves. :P she swore off the TV series forever because of it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 04 May 2013, 19:21
http://www.kirainet.com/english/oldest-hotel-company-in-the-world/

My brother found this hotel as a possible place for us to stay for a little while in Japan. The hotel is over 1300 years old and has been in continuous ownership by the same family for 46 generations (since it opened). $350 a night.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ankhtahr on 05 May 2013, 06:35
@ankhtar: that was one of my your ex's biggest pet peeves. :P she swore off the TV series forever because of it.

Very understandable. I loved these novels, and would have liked to see them finished. Karen Traviss published how she would have written the book, and how she would have ended the various storylines, but that just isn't the same.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Zingoleb on 05 May 2013, 20:53
with my short hair it would be so much fun to cosplay glitch!vriska

(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101112065534/mspaintadventures/images/9/9e/Trickster_alterniabound.gif)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: ackblom12 on 06 May 2013, 05:18
It's hit that time of year where my hair is in a pony tail 24/7. Booooooo
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 06 May 2013, 05:28
And now you reminded me that my hair is a thing. It's just at that not-quite-long-enough-to-hold-back-but-long-enough-to-tickle stage. >:(

http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1963/02/03
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Metope on 06 May 2013, 05:38
Same! I've been patiently growing it out sine September from wearing it super short for four years, and I want a ponytail so badly now. Not so much because it's warm out (Scotland is never warm), but because I forgot how much the wind wants all of my hair to be inside my mouth, especially when both of my hands are occupied carrying things.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 06 May 2013, 06:48
I just got my hair cut short. I could do a ponytail but it would be itty bitty and probably wouldn't hold back anything in the front at all. Thankfully my bangs are short again, so I don't get them in my eyes anymore.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Masterpiece on 06 May 2013, 07:12
Bangs!
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Valdís on 06 May 2013, 08:00
It's hit that time of year where my hair is in a pony tail 24/7. Booooooo

Around here that seems to have calmed down a bit. Less dry and cold getting it static-y, too.

I love it long, so didn't like that I had to put it up this winter and "spring". Still, looked pretty okay without it framing my face, so that's nice. :-)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Carl-E on 06 May 2013, 08:10
Once in a while I think about growing out my hair again.  The beard, too. 



Then dying it white.  Then I could get a mall job...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/North_Pole_Alaska_Santa_Claus.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: nekowafer on 06 May 2013, 08:11
Bangs!

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/06/uvu2avy6.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Masterpiece on 06 May 2013, 13:23
 :-)

I like your pictures.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: pwhodges on 06 May 2013, 16:06
(Scotland is never warm)

The west coast around Stranraer has palm trees, even.  Something to do with the Gulf Stream.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 07 May 2013, 07:46
thanks to icanhascheezburger I looked up what waifu mean...the horror...the horror... :psyduck:
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 07 May 2013, 07:59
Okay Lee, now look up dakimakura, you probably saw some of them while researching waifu.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 07 May 2013, 08:14
Okay Lee, now look up dakimakura, you probably saw some of them while researching waifu.
those are the pillows right?  I think I saw a tag line of it.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: GarandMarine on 07 May 2013, 08:20
Yep.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LeeC on 07 May 2013, 08:35

Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Asterus on 10 May 2013, 08:04
Just pretend that he meant "Waif-fu" (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WaifFu) and forget everything you've learned ^.^
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Pilchard123 on 10 May 2013, 12:01
I'm not quite sure how I didn't notice this before...

http://epifex.deviantart.com/art/Water-Cycle-370818153
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 10 May 2013, 12:05
Well, to be honest, I am pretty sure the Pokémon World routinely violates thermodynamics, so there is that.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 10 May 2013, 13:50
Random thought: What if the Baader Meinhof Phenomenon (http://www.damninteresting.com/the-baader-meinhof-phenomenon/) is the result of our brain subconsciously realizing we are in the Matrix? You know, like deja-vus are a sign the Agents are changing something about the Matrix?
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: LTK on 10 May 2013, 15:33
Well, to be honest, I am pretty sure the Pokémon World routinely violates thermodynamics, so there is that.
Water-type Pokemon can regurgitate a seemingly endless stream of water. Putting some of it in rainclouds seems trivial then.

Random thought: What if the Baader Meinhof Phenomenon (http://www.damninteresting.com/the-baader-meinhof-phenomenon/) is the result of our brain subconsciously realizing we are in the Matrix? You know, like deja-vus are a sign the Agents are changing something about the Matrix?
That... doesn't make any sense whatsoever.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Loki on 10 May 2013, 15:41
Perhaps I should have explained it more thoroughly.

You know how in dreams you randomly think of something, and ten your dream changes to the topic you were thinking about, no matter how absurd? I think the Baader Meinhof Phenomenon is something like that. (Okay, I don't really think that, but let's pretend for a minute). You first hear, say, the name of some obscure disease. Then in the next few days it seems like the same name, or something vaguely related to the disease, keeps popping up in your brain.

The real fact is that these are the times your brain realizes it's not living in a real world and tries to wake up by making you double-check your sanity. It offers you the metaphorical whit rabbit to follow out of the Matrix.
Also, deja-vus in Matrix canon are a sign which tell you Agents are screwing with the world somewhere nearby.
Title: Re: Random thoughts
Post by: Kugai on 10 May 2013, 21:30
Well, to be honest, I am pretty sure the Pokémon World routinely violates thermodynamics, so there is that.
Water-type Pokemon can regurgitate a seemingly endless stream of water. Putting some of it in rainclouds seems trivial then.