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Things that Jeph can do to relax?

Play a little guitar
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Ask for a back rub from his wife (sorry, can't remember her name)
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Walk in the woods followed by some fishing
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Beer
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #200 on: 06 Nov 2009, 03:36 »


Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes.

"The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."
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Funny, but given that English is an amalgam of Saxon and Norman French, with whatever words borrowed from various Indian dialects, and from whatever people were being militarily abused by the English at that time it is also true. 
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #201 on: 06 Nov 2009, 03:40 »

since ive been here, ive noticed that 80 percent of words made up in the past 10 years (mostly computer/technology related) are all english..german is very influenced by american culture and its kinda funny hearing people talk and then all of a sudden hear a english word come out.
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #202 on: 06 Nov 2009, 04:28 »

Woo, comic posted right as I was about to go to bed!

<3 QC
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #203 on: 06 Nov 2009, 04:32 »

Uh, what does "He invented the screechy guitar t" mean? It has to be a typo, right?
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #204 on: 06 Nov 2009, 04:32 »

No bloodstains on Marigold's hoodie?
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #205 on: 06 Nov 2009, 04:35 »

Explosive decompression == squirty not dribbly. Maybe on her pants?

Also possibly the whole exaggerated nosebleed was Jeph making fun of/shouting out  one or two anime tropes.
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #206 on: 06 Nov 2009, 04:51 »

Yesterday's poll results

What other jobs would Wil have issues with?

Anything involving the military  24 (72.7%)
Ad man  2 (6.1%)
Hallmark Greeting Card jingle author  7 (21.2%)
Brewer  0 (0%)
   
Total Voters: 33

Although I figured that Wil wouldn't want to "Debase his art with filthy lucre" apparently most of you figure that the physical aspects of military life wouldn't appeal to Wil (that was it wasn't it?)

Jeph - if you're reading this get some sleep, then do whatever you need to do to relax this weekend.  We'll see you later.
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #207 on: 06 Nov 2009, 05:58 »

Wil doesn't want to see his art devalued by military propaganda. DUH.
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #208 on: 06 Nov 2009, 06:07 »

there were many poets who were soldiers, and some nice poetry comes from the trenches of the first world war...there was a lot of down time inbetween charging machine guns... but it sure gave them something to think about and compose.
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #209 on: 06 Nov 2009, 07:22 »

I am depressed that Marten didn't have the balls to take a cut of the money.
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #210 on: 06 Nov 2009, 07:57 »


Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes.

"The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."
--James D. Nicoll

Funny, but given that English is an amalgam of Saxon and Norman French, with whatever words borrowed from various Indian dialects, and from whatever people were being militarily abused by the English at that time it is also true.  
Also whatever people were militarily abusing the English, i.e. don't forget the lovrly Romans, or the vikings, and dear old Cnut.

And for some reason, when I read the latest poll, the last option came into my brain as 'bear.' What that means, I do not know, save that I've perhaps been reading SPQR Blues too much.
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #211 on: 06 Nov 2009, 09:55 »

Well, according to Jeph bears are a solution to many of life's problems.  I just thought that beer would be less permanent, or painful.
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #212 on: 06 Nov 2009, 10:07 »

Thurston Moore?  I thought that was Lou Reed...
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #213 on: 06 Nov 2009, 22:11 »

Well, at least he survived intact.



I expected to see him buried under a mountain of Fangirls/boys all vying for his underwear.
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #214 on: 07 Nov 2009, 01:04 »

"Screechy guitar noise". That's the technical term, I take it.  :laugh:

Wasn't Thurston Moore the guy who bought up dozens of cheap old guitars and modified them to make all sorts of interesting noises?
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #215 on: 07 Nov 2009, 03:14 »

WTF was Thurston doing in Northampton, anyway? Stocking up on ramen after visiting J. Mascis in Amherst?
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #216 on: 07 Nov 2009, 06:06 »

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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #217 on: 07 Nov 2009, 06:42 »

I finally figured out who Marigold Farmer reminds me of...

Just about every character from El Goonish Shive.
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #218 on: 07 Nov 2009, 11:22 »

And as of 2:21 PM here is the poll results.

Things that Jeph can do to relax?

Play a little guitar  12 (29.3%)
Ask for a back rub from his wife (sorry, can't remember her name)  9 (22%)
Walk in the woods followed by some fishing  5 (12.2%)
Beer  15 (36.6%)
 
Total Voters: 41

Now Jeph, if you catch anything, frying it up in a nice beer batter will allow you to mix two of the above options.  Or you could do all of the above.
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #219 on: 07 Nov 2009, 13:04 »

Marigold Farmer

If you're going by the Twitter account, that's just a pun on "gold farmer". It's never been confirmed that that's her name.

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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #220 on: 07 Nov 2009, 15:42 »

Marigold Farmer

If you're going by the Twitter account, that's just a pun on "gold farmer". It's never been confirmed that that's her name.
Actually, I am 99.9999% sure Jeph did confirm somewhere (in the ask Jeph thread, his tweedle-dee, or one of the U-streams) that her actual name is Marigold Farmer and he didn't even realize it was a pun until someone else pointed it out. Does anyone else recall that?
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #221 on: 07 Nov 2009, 15:48 »

Nope. 

But I have trouble remembering yesterday's lunch. 

On a different note, I'm glad to see a character who's as indie-clueless as I am! 
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #222 on: 08 Nov 2009, 19:38 »

2nd paragraph.

Well, there you go. I've just always thought of Thurston and Kim as New York royalty. And I didn't think J. was actually still living in Amherst, either!

I ran into Thurston many years ago in Rhino Records in LA, and it just seemed somehow wrong to see him on the west coast...

(yes, I refrained from humping his leg!)
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #223 on: 08 Nov 2009, 21:29 »

On a different note, I'm glad to see a character who's as indie-clueless as I am! 
Don't pick on Mar-Mar (god, that's ridiculous), Carl-E. You know no-one under forty is as indie-clueless as you are.
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #224 on: 08 Nov 2009, 22:44 »

You know, for a girl that's so insecure, Marigold is pretty well-endowed if you look at the first and last panels, especially to be showing that much boobage through a sweatshirt. That seems to put her on par with Faye in the "big boobs" department as well as the "busty thick girl" department.
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #225 on: 09 Nov 2009, 00:23 »

Boob size has not much to do with insecurity.
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #226 on: 09 Nov 2009, 06:14 »

On a different note, I'm glad to see a character who's as indie-clueless as I am! 
Don't pick on Mar-Mar (god, that's ridiculous), Carl-E. You know no-one under forty is as indie-clueless as you are.

There's a reason for that...
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #227 on: 09 Nov 2009, 19:56 »

You're a HAL 9000?
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #228 on: 09 Nov 2009, 23:07 »

Actually, an older model. 

Hard to find donors for parts... are you volunteering? 
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #229 on: 10 Nov 2009, 00:00 »

HAL 9000 became operational on January 12, 1992. Anyone older than 17 can't be HAL 9000.
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #230 on: 10 Nov 2009, 05:04 »

True. Mustn't forget HAL 9000 is from the future. Or was, since that future is the past. Or a past, since it never happened.

Y'know, every time I seriously think about what Clark thought we'd be doing right now, I get a bit depressed. He envisioned manned flights to Jupiter, we got I-Pods and the Slap-Chop.
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #231 on: 10 Nov 2009, 05:07 »

However, he was perfectly correct about geostationary satellites :-)

Last two comics have been amusing. Penelope seems rather irritated. Although that does seem to be her average state of being.
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #232 on: 10 Nov 2009, 05:29 »

True. Mustn't forget HAL 9000 is from the future. Or was, since that future is the past. Or a past, since it never happened.

Y'know, every time I seriously think about what Clark thought we'd be doing right now, I get a bit depressed. He envisioned manned flights to Jupiter, we got I-Pods and the Slap-Chop.
Clark reckoned without Nixon being a complete arse over "Kennedy's" Apollo programme.
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #233 on: 10 Nov 2009, 21:54 »

Actually, an older model. 

Hard to find donors for parts... are you volunteering? 

I dunno, I don't think 5000 year old Biomech Tech merges well with modern(ish) Intel Dual Core tech
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #234 on: 11 Nov 2009, 02:10 »

Doesn't mean we can't try assimilating various components...

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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #235 on: 11 Nov 2009, 14:44 »

Yeah. A little thermal grease, solder, pvc, duct tape (I feel strongly that duct tape will have to be involved somewhere) and who knows?

Alert to donors: Just don't count on gettin' any parts back, that's all. Once they're assimilated into Frankencarl, they're his.
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #236 on: 11 Nov 2009, 18:16 »

Doesn't mean we can't try assimilating various components...

 :wink:

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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #237 on: 11 Nov 2009, 20:39 »

Aaaannnndddd he's gone. At warp 15. Didn't know that speed was possible.


Whoda thunk it? If I'd known it was that easy, I would've been typing 'assimilate' months ago.

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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #238 on: 12 Nov 2009, 14:49 »

Well, that went in a completely different direction than what I had in mind...  :|
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« Reply #239 on: 12 Nov 2009, 21:18 »

*Whistles innocently*
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #240 on: 12 Nov 2009, 23:57 »

No one expects the Sudden Misdirection?
God only knows what our weapons are, though mindless tenacity might be in the armory.
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Re: WCT Nov 2-6, 2009
« Reply #241 on: 13 Nov 2009, 04:39 »

Carry on, nothing to see here.  Move along ciitzen.
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