Jeph Jacques's comics discussion forums

  • 23 May 2019, 14:54
  • Welcome, Guest
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  
Pages: 1 ... 53 54 [55] 56 57 ... 99   Go Down

Author Topic: Random thoughts  (Read 252311 times)

pwhodges

  • Admin emeritus
  • Awakened
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 15,920
  • I'll only say this once...
    • My home page
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2700 on: 09 Aug 2013, 12:40 »

Well, I can't tell you the 7-layer OSI model out of my head either, and I've been managing networks for decades now (I can do the TCP/IP one, but never need to use that knowledge either).  Knowing and understanding the concepts that lead to the model is far more important.  But switch/router is another matter - rather basically different, even though domestic boxes usually contain the two together.
Logged
"Being human, having your health; that's what's important."  (from: Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi )
"As long as we're all living, and as long as we're all having fun, that should do it, right?"  (from: The Eccentric Family )

Is it cold in here?

  • Administrator
  • Awakened
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 19,067
  • He/him/his pronouns
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2701 on: 09 Aug 2013, 22:21 »

Why don't trees have some automatic mechanism for dropping dead branches? It would protect them from parasites and reduce their vulnerability to wind storms.
Logged
"Non-compliance is a social skill"
Quote from: an unnamed minister's sermon
In your face, darkness!  We are the light and we outnumber you!

SageJiraiya

  • Pneumatic ratchet pants
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 332
  • My username is from some cartoon or something...
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2702 on: 09 Aug 2013, 23:09 »

If evolution is working, they either need them or don't.

"Oh, humans have cancer? WELL I GUESS IT JUST DIDN'T WORK OUT."

That's the thing about the universe: stuff always works out, even if you're dead.
Logged
Cogito Ergo Sum, Amigo.

Carl-E

  • Awakened
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10,280
  • The distilled essence of Mr. James Beam himself.
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2703 on: 10 Aug 2013, 05:06 »

Wind storms are a tree's method of dropping dead branches. 

Ever have to pick up after one? 
Logged
When people try to speak a gut reaction, they end up talking out their ass.

Kugai

  • CIA Handler of Miss Melody Powers
  • Awakened
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 11,503
  • Crazy Kiwi Shoujo-Ai Fan
    • My Homepage
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2704 on: 10 Aug 2013, 14:29 »

Kindling and firewood
Logged
James The Kugai 

You can never have too much Coffee.

Masterpiece

  • Older than Moses
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4,362
  • No time for Claireification
    • Things To Remember
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2705 on: 12 Aug 2013, 02:23 »

So whaddaya think Jephzibahs big secret is? He's been hinting at it for months.

I'm predicting a Kickstarter of sorts...

Not to toot my own horn here but I was so right

BeoPuppy

Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2706 on: 12 Aug 2013, 03:39 »

Own horn tooting is less fun ayway.
Logged
My Art.
I was into Stumpy and the Cuntfarts before they sold out.

lepetitfromage

  • William Gibson's Babydaddy
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,267
  • addicted to the shindig
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2707 on: 12 Aug 2013, 13:34 »

Hmm.....something I saw on a friend's FB page:


"artists are not usually nice people."



Um...I'm not really sure how to react to that.
Logged
If you try to take all the steps at once, you'll fall over.

mtmerrick

  • William Gibson's Babydaddy
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,375
  • Hunting luddites for sport
    • My Quotes Archive
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2708 on: 12 Aug 2013, 14:09 »

So whaddaya think Jephzibahs big secret is? He's been hinting at it for months.

I'm predicting a Kickstarter of sorts...

Not to toot my own horn here but I was so right

Logged
Quote from: Lepht Anonym
Just... stay away from normal people. They're stupid.

Barmymoo

  • Mentat
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 9,979
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2709 on: 12 Aug 2013, 17:08 »

A few weeks ago something occurred which might have been the pinnacle of all my achievements to date.

Those of us in the office were discussing costumes for a 1920s themed garden party thrown by the summer school I was working for, and one of the senior staff suggested that the boys wear moustaches. Someone asked whether it was possible to purchase a stick-on mustache. I informed them that it was, and demonstrated this by taking my emergency mustache out of my handbag and sticking it onto my face.

I had been waiting for months for that moment.
Logged
There's this really handy "other thing" I'm going to write as a footnote to my abstract that I can probably explore these issues in. I think I'll call it my "dissertation."

Carl-E

  • Awakened
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10,280
  • The distilled essence of Mr. James Beam himself.
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2710 on: 12 Aug 2013, 17:41 »

That's perfect! 

Everyone should have an Emergency Moustache.  Did it have handlebars? 
Logged
When people try to speak a gut reaction, they end up talking out their ass.

Zingoleb

  • Guest
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2711 on: 12 Aug 2013, 21:32 »

a man walked into a record store today. he ordered a sunn o))) record and went home, satisfied with his deeds.

but lo, when the record came in the mail, it is not what he asked for, but chris daughtry! and he cries out to the skies in anguish,

did they send me daughtry when i asked for sunn o)))?
Logged

Masterpiece

  • Older than Moses
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4,362
  • No time for Claireification
    • Things To Remember
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2712 on: 13 Aug 2013, 00:36 »

Super happy for Jephzibah that his Kick tarter got funded already. You da man!

Carl-E

  • Awakened
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10,280
  • The distilled essence of Mr. James Beam himself.
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2713 on: 13 Aug 2013, 00:47 »

did they send me daughtry when i asked for sunn o)))?


The pun thread's over there. 

But I'll offer the first groans. 
Logged
When people try to speak a gut reaction, they end up talking out their ass.

lepetitfromage

  • William Gibson's Babydaddy
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,267
  • addicted to the shindig
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2714 on: 13 Aug 2013, 12:17 »

Here's "random" for you......



Anyone remember prizegames.com (I think for a while they were called prizewinner.com)?? They randomly popped into my head the other day. I think the site bit the dust but I want to play Cube Cutter! Anyone remember Wrath of the Gopher??
Logged
If you try to take all the steps at once, you'll fall over.

Carl-E

  • Awakened
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10,280
  • The distilled essence of Mr. James Beam himself.
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2715 on: 13 Aug 2013, 15:26 »

....no. 

But I remember WENN
Logged
When people try to speak a gut reaction, they end up talking out their ass.

Papersatan

  • William Gibson's Babydaddy
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,368
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2716 on: 14 Aug 2013, 00:43 »

me too! <3
Logged
[12:07] ackblom12: hi again honey
[12:08] ackblom12: I'm tired of lookin at that ugly little face

Welu

  • It was me, Austin. It was me all along.
  • Global Moderator
  • comeback tour!
  • ****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 5,672
  • That's a smashing blouse. FELLA!
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2717 on: 14 Aug 2013, 05:07 »

Hmm.....something I saw on a friend's FB page:


"artists are not usually nice people."



Um...I'm not really sure how to react to that.

I'd probably ask why they think that and/or point out I consider myself and most of my close friends are artists. Might not be able to change their opinion but you could make them feel a bit awkward.

I'm really in the mood for a big steak.
Logged
Dogs are fuzzy. :wow:
~They/Their/Them~

Redball

  • Born in a Nalgene bottle
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,240
  • What's disease? Where?
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2718 on: 14 Aug 2013, 08:11 »

Said of an office scold: "She's multii-tsking."
Logged

Grognard

  • Only pretending to work
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,018
  • Token Straight White Conservative Male
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2719 on: 14 Aug 2013, 10:51 »

I was handed a monthly Technology digest and told: "Hurry up and read this before everything is out of date."

:? Orly ?
Logged
Old enough to know better: Still too young to care.  PONG was my 'gateway' game.

Kugai

  • CIA Handler of Miss Melody Powers
  • Awakened
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 11,503
  • Crazy Kiwi Shoujo-Ai Fan
    • My Homepage
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2720 on: 14 Aug 2013, 14:21 »

It was out of date when you were handed the digest.
Logged
James The Kugai 

You can never have too much Coffee.

Loki

  • comeback tour!
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5,516
  • The mischief that dwells within
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2721 on: 16 Aug 2013, 00:02 »

Hmm.....something I saw on a friend's FB page:


"artists are not usually nice people."



Um...I'm not really sure how to react to that.

The nicest community (apart from here) I know are the anime fans, and there are a lot of artists in there.

By direct implication, there exists a large set of nice artists.
Logged
The future is a weird place and you never know where it will take you.
the careful illusion of shit-togetherness

lepetitfromage

  • William Gibson's Babydaddy
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,267
  • addicted to the shindig
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2722 on: 16 Aug 2013, 06:29 »

I kinda just went  :psyduck: when I saw it.

I think the comment mostly surprised me because it came from someone who I thought would consider themselves as an artist. Yeah, of course the Snooty Artist Type exists, but in all my time in the art world, I have yet to come across anyone who fits that cliche. (Oh god, I just spent an hour on TV Tropes looking at artist tropes.)


I'm sure my own bias is reflected here, but I generally found other artists to be quite nice! Maybe it's because I'm one too, but they have always been helpful, understanding and very friendly to me. Of course there are some not-so-nice artists and others that get a bad rap (like the quiet/sad ones that people think are stuck up and/or scary). But, isn't it like that with everyone? I mean....not all lawyers are bad people either!  :-P
Logged
If you try to take all the steps at once, you'll fall over.

Grognard

  • Only pretending to work
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,018
  • Token Straight White Conservative Male
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2723 on: 16 Aug 2013, 12:19 »

It was out of date when you were handed the digest.

This is probably true.  At this point in career, I'm just trying to stay as uptodate in general knowledge as I can.
Logged
Old enough to know better: Still too young to care.  PONG was my 'gateway' game.

GarandMarine

  • Awakened
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10,308
  • Kawaii in the streets, Senpai in the sheets
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2724 on: 17 Aug 2013, 07:28 »

That awkward moment when you ask for gun oil and are handed a bottle of personal lubricant. In other news there is a personal lubricant that is literally called gun oil.
Logged
I built the walls that make my life a prison, I built them all and cannot be forgiven... ...Sold my soul to carry your vendetta, So let me go before you can regret it, You've made your choice and now it's come to this, But that's price you pay when you're a monster with no name.

Skewbrow

  • Duck attack survivor
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,804
  • damn it
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2725 on: 17 Aug 2013, 10:35 »

Ehm. At exactly what kind of shop did you ask for gun oil? Normally I would expect an average store to have one or the other. I guess a Wal-Mart might have both :-)
Logged
QC  - entertaining you with regular shots in the butt since 2003.

ankhtahr

  • GET ON THE NIGHT TRAIN
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,679
  • A hacker spathe night owl
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2726 on: 17 Aug 2013, 10:58 »

Even though guns are pretty much completely outlawed here, you can still get gun oil in many big stores. On the other hand, we are pretty proud of our German gun oil "Ballistol". They are advertising it for basically everything.
Logged
Quote from: Terry Pratchett
He had the look of a lawn mower just after the grass had organised a workers' collective.

Carl-E

  • Awakened
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10,280
  • The distilled essence of Mr. James Beam himself.
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2727 on: 17 Aug 2013, 15:41 »

3-in-one oil was originally a gun oil.  Cleans, lubricates and protects! 
Logged
When people try to speak a gut reaction, they end up talking out their ass.

Patrick

  • where did it cost?
  • Awakened
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10,343
  • Used to be a cool kid
    • Troubador! bandcamp page
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2728 on: 17 Aug 2013, 19:11 »

I am dressed as Dr. Simon Tam from Firefly for a friend's Firefly-themed birthday party. In my room, I have 2 large closets, and they both have 2 sliding doors that are also full length mirrors. I literally have an entire wall that is a giant mirror. So when I walked through my room to step out my back door for a cigarette, I scared myself half to death thinking that some strange, well-dressed man was invading my home.
Logged
My long-dead band Troubador! licks your gentlemen's legumes on the cheap

Grognard

  • Only pretending to work
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,018
  • Token Straight White Conservative Male
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2729 on: 17 Aug 2013, 20:57 »

I really wish I had a Good, Ice Cold Beer right now.

I just do.
Logged
Old enough to know better: Still too young to care.  PONG was my 'gateway' game.

Emoroffle

  • FIGHT YOU
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 376
  • Warning! Bites when asked to.
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2730 on: 18 Aug 2013, 00:26 »

I wonder sometimes if the mods have a parental attachment to us. They tend to be like kind and loving prents. Including their facepalming over all the webcest.
Logged
Super-villain in training.

Carl-E

  • Awakened
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10,280
  • The distilled essence of Mr. James Beam himself.
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2731 on: 18 Aug 2013, 00:50 »

They're not the only ones...
Logged
When people try to speak a gut reaction, they end up talking out their ass.

Emoroffle

  • FIGHT YOU
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 376
  • Warning! Bites when asked to.
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2732 on: 18 Aug 2013, 00:58 »

At least most of us aren't close enough to each other to revive the old "everyone here has slept with each other" descriptor.
Logged
Super-villain in training.

Loki

  • comeback tour!
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5,516
  • The mischief that dwells within
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2733 on: 18 Aug 2013, 01:30 »

I have not even so much as met any of you, save for two(?) people who haven't posted in forever.
Logged
The future is a weird place and you never know where it will take you.
the careful illusion of shit-togetherness

jwhouk

  • Awakened
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10,230
  • The Valley of the Sun
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2734 on: 18 Aug 2013, 05:51 »

Same here, but it's only one who hadn't posted in like forever.

She's back now.
Logged
"Character is what you are in the Dark." - D.L. Moody
There is no joke that can be made online without someone being offended by it.
Life's too short to be ashamed of how you were born.
8645

ankhtahr

  • GET ON THE NIGHT TRAIN
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,679
  • A hacker spathe night owl
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2735 on: 18 Aug 2013, 07:05 »

I never met anybody from here (but I still hope to see some of you at the 30C3 this year). And I don't think I'd be too comfortable with a situation like the one you described…
Logged
Quote from: Terry Pratchett
He had the look of a lawn mower just after the grass had organised a workers' collective.

Loki

  • comeback tour!
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5,516
  • The mischief that dwells within
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2736 on: 18 Aug 2013, 08:21 »

Fortunately, I don't think sleeping with anyone is obligatory :roll:
Logged
The future is a weird place and you never know where it will take you.
the careful illusion of shit-togetherness

Thrillho

  • Global Moderator
  • Awakened
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 12,354
  • Definitely DEFINITELY not touching my balls
    • Do They Have To Use Drums?
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2737 on: 18 Aug 2013, 08:27 »

Loki, when you eventually meet me you'll find that everyone sleeping with me is pretty obligatory :mrgreen:
Logged
There's a difference to being bisexual and taking what you can get.
www.madcap156.wordpress.com

Loki

  • comeback tour!
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5,516
  • The mischief that dwells within
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2738 on: 18 Aug 2013, 08:50 »

I've always enjoyed being a unique snowflake.
Logged
The future is a weird place and you never know where it will take you.
the careful illusion of shit-togetherness

ankhtahr

  • GET ON THE NIGHT TRAIN
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,679
  • A hacker spathe night owl
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2739 on: 18 Aug 2013, 12:18 »

While it might not be obligatory, I'd still like to sleep with someone at some point in my life.

Not necessarily somebody from this forum though.  :psyduck:
Logged
Quote from: Terry Pratchett
He had the look of a lawn mower just after the grass had organised a workers' collective.

Welu

  • It was me, Austin. It was me all along.
  • Global Moderator
  • comeback tour!
  • ****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 5,672
  • That's a smashing blouse. FELLA!
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2740 on: 18 Aug 2013, 13:51 »

I want to go to a bridal shop and try on the floofiest meringue dress in the place.
Logged
Dogs are fuzzy. :wow:
~They/Their/Them~

pwhodges

  • Admin emeritus
  • Awakened
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 15,920
  • I'll only say this once...
    • My home page
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2741 on: 18 Aug 2013, 15:06 »

I wonder sometimes if the mods have a parental attachment to us. They tend to be like kind and loving parents. Including their facepalming over all the webcest.

Actually, I suspect that my experience of parenting really does feed into how I approach moderating.
Logged
"Being human, having your health; that's what's important."  (from: Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi )
"As long as we're all living, and as long as we're all having fun, that should do it, right?"  (from: The Eccentric Family )

Grognard

  • Only pretending to work
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,018
  • Token Straight White Conservative Male
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2742 on: 18 Aug 2013, 18:40 »

I've found that moderating is like herding cats with a laser pointer.
Logged
Old enough to know better: Still too young to care.  PONG was my 'gateway' game.

Loki

  • comeback tour!
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5,516
  • The mischief that dwells within
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2743 on: 18 Aug 2013, 22:06 »

LOL. I think I might sig that when I get on a PC.

Paul, what approach would that be?
Logged
The future is a weird place and you never know where it will take you.
the careful illusion of shit-togetherness

jwhouk

  • Awakened
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10,230
  • The Valley of the Sun
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2744 on: 18 Aug 2013, 22:20 »

About the same as it is to be a Youth Counselor at a Juvenile Correctional Center.

Except they give us more than laser pointers.
Logged
"Character is what you are in the Dark." - D.L. Moody
There is no joke that can be made online without someone being offended by it.
Life's too short to be ashamed of how you were born.
8645

Patrick

  • where did it cost?
  • Awakened
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10,343
  • Used to be a cool kid
    • Troubador! bandcamp page
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2745 on: 18 Aug 2013, 23:18 »

I have not even so much as met any of you, save for two(?) people who haven't posted in forever.

Most of the forumites I've met no longer post here. The only exception I can think of right now is Shane. Had a great time in every case though. One time, I went solo to meet up with a forumite who was a very pretty young lady, and we went to the Washington DC Zoo. 16 year old dorky-ass Pat was stoked.
Logged
My long-dead band Troubador! licks your gentlemen's legumes on the cheap

bainidhe_dub

  • Scrabble hacker
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,449
    • tumblr
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2746 on: 19 Aug 2013, 05:33 »

Was that my sister? I remember you were in town at one point but I didn't make it to meet up with you.
Logged
I am lurking so hard right now. You have no idea.

Welu

  • It was me, Austin. It was me all along.
  • Global Moderator
  • comeback tour!
  • ****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 5,672
  • That's a smashing blouse. FELLA!
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2747 on: 19 Aug 2013, 07:36 »

I have only met Barmymoo, who may have the record for most current members met because of her trip a while back. She is fun to talk to and very friendly.
Logged
Dogs are fuzzy. :wow:
~They/Their/Them~

Emoroffle

  • FIGHT YOU
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 376
  • Warning! Bites when asked to.
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2748 on: 19 Aug 2013, 10:27 »

I plan to meet at least one forumite if not more after my move to the pacific northwest. Specifically the Seattle-Tacoma area. But I plan to make a few long-ish drives to meet people. There will be movie watching and the eating of food.
Logged
Super-villain in training.

Patrick

  • where did it cost?
  • Awakened
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10,343
  • Used to be a cool kid
    • Troubador! bandcamp page
Re: Random thoughts
« Reply #2749 on: 19 Aug 2013, 12:55 »

Was that my sister? I remember you were in town at one point but I didn't make it to meet up with you.

haha, sure was. that was a fun time, I wish you coulda made it. I need to go to a zoo again sometime soon, I love animals.

Emoroffle, if you stop by the SF Bay on the way, let me know, I'll kick it with you.
Logged
My long-dead band Troubador! licks your gentlemen's legumes on the cheap
Pages: 1 ... 53 54 [55] 56 57 ... 99   Go Up