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miscellaneous musings
« on: 18 Jun 2014, 18:47 »

The random thoughts thread was reaching 100 pages, so here's the new one.
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Re: miscellaneous musings
« Reply #1 on: 18 Jun 2014, 20:04 »

I wish I could get my Muse published.
3-4 solid stories floating around in my skull.
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« Reply #2 on: 18 Jun 2014, 23:08 »

I'm waiting. Did you start yet?
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« Reply #3 on: 19 Jun 2014, 04:01 »

I wish I could get my Muse published.
3-4 solid stories floating around in my skull.

Well. You have some time at the moment. Get thee writing.
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« Reply #4 on: 19 Jun 2014, 04:50 »

Oh, boy. My son just asked me what steampunk is.  :psyduck:
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« Reply #5 on: 19 Jun 2014, 04:59 »

Allow me to suggest the following song as an educational tool.


Then taking him to the appropriate fine shops and have him pick out an appropriate pair of fighting trousers.



Do not however show him this link: http://www.steamgirl.com/ NSFW and lovely in it.
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« Reply #6 on: 19 Jun 2014, 06:13 »

I love that song. If only anything else he did was remotely as good.
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« Reply #7 on: 19 Jun 2014, 11:57 »

I hate topics that are all in small letters.
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« Reply #8 on: 19 Jun 2014, 12:30 »

Then I guess you're not going to start an e. e. cummings appreciation thread?


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« Reply #9 on: 19 Jun 2014, 14:24 »

My partner and I came up with a kickass title for our next short film that will only make sense to local people. Mainstream market, what's that?  O0
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« Reply #10 on: 20 Jun 2014, 04:07 »

Then I guess you're not going to start an e. e. cummings appreciation thread?

;)

One thing that puzzled me during my bookstore days was how publishers were VERY inconsistent on their typography of his name. Several books had E. E. Cummings on the spine and title page, and I can't remember exactly why, but other indications seemed to suggest that it wasn't simply out of ignorance, but circumstantial depending on context of how his name was used in that instance.
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« Reply #11 on: 20 Jun 2014, 05:56 »

I've been watching Prime Minister's Questions (from the UK and Australia) and it's way more interesting than anything that happens in the U.S. Congress. Only once in a short while does a Congressman give an animated speech, and disputes between parties play out in long, boring speeches or in press conferences. But in Parliamentary systems there's a built in procedure for yelling right at each other. It's brilliant.

EDIT: Jamaica may be the winner though. You come outside and say that!
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« Reply #12 on: 20 Jun 2014, 05:59 »



Someone please tell me this is true
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« Reply #13 on: 20 Jun 2014, 06:01 »

I hate topics that are all in small letters.
StUdLyCaPs are far worse.
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« Reply #14 on: 20 Jun 2014, 06:08 »

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« Reply #15 on: 20 Jun 2014, 06:15 »

I've been watching Prime Minister's Questions (from the UK and Australia) and it's way more interesting than anything that happens in the U.S. Congress. Only once in a short while does a Congressman give an animated speech, and disputes between parties play out in long, boring speeches or in press conferences. But in Parliamentary systems there's a built in procedure for yelling right at each other. It's brilliant.

EDIT: Jamaica may be the winner though. You come outside and say that!
The U.S. Congress could always go back to the old way of settling disputes.

edit -- The one from 1858 is pretty funny. (I guess except for the postscript that most of the people involved in the fight died in the Civil War.)
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« Reply #16 on: 20 Jun 2014, 06:16 »

I hate topics that are all in small letters.
StUdLyCaPs are far worse.
I know. May made the topic in my post look like that. Because she's mean.  :x
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« Reply #17 on: 20 Jun 2014, 07:09 »

I've been watching Prime Minister's Questions (from the UK and Australia) and it's way more interesting than anything that happens in the U.S. Congress. Only once in a short while does a Congressman give an animated speech, and disputes between parties play out in long, boring speeches or in press conferences. But in Parliamentary systems there's a built in procedure for yelling right at each other. It's brilliant.

EDIT: Jamaica may be the winner though. You come outside and say that!
The U.S. Congress could always go back to the old way of settling disputes.

edit -- The one from 1858 is pretty funny. (I guess except for the postscript that most of the people involved in the fight died in the Civil War.)

I learned from that article that a few months ago The Ukrainian Parliament broke out into a schoolyard brawl because of the Crimea issue.

Scotland's is actually interesting because the independence referendum is an issue of such gravitas.
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« Reply #18 on: 20 Jun 2014, 19:57 »

Allow me to suggest the following song as an educational tool.


Then taking him to the appropriate fine shops and have him pick out an appropriate pair of fighting trousers.



Do not however show him this link: http://www.steamgirl.com/ NSFW and lovely in it.



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« Reply #19 on: 21 Jun 2014, 02:44 »

I wish I could get my Muse published.

I know this has nothing to do with what you're talking about, but fuck the band Muse, they are stupid.
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« Reply #20 on: 21 Jun 2014, 13:59 »

Are there any documented cases of Hitler using a comparison to himself in a debate?
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« Reply #21 on: 21 Jun 2014, 16:15 »

Now THAT is an interesting way to Godwin a thread.
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« Reply #22 on: 24 Jun 2014, 11:27 »

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« Reply #23 on: 26 Jun 2014, 08:27 »

Rufus is awesome.
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« Reply #24 on: 26 Jun 2014, 12:25 »

The name Rufus reminded me of the dog I still have bookmarked even though there's no way I can adopt him.
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« Reply #25 on: 27 Jun 2014, 17:30 »

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« Reply #26 on: 29 Jun 2014, 21:27 »

"Nonplussed" has become one of my favorite words as of late, ever since I discovered it isn't modern slang.
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« Reply #27 on: 01 Jul 2014, 05:48 »

Much has been said about my ferocious distaste for small children and the parents of same. I believe I have located the source of that grating bias, I fly regularly. Thus I have other people's children inflicted by on me frequently.

I'm not saying new parents shouldn't fly... But I am saying I'd pay extra for infant free flight guarantees.
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« Reply #28 on: 01 Jul 2014, 20:23 »

Oh, that would be wonderful.
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« Reply #29 on: 02 Jul 2014, 14:20 »

I went through some of my old posts here and found this.



Why.

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« Reply #30 on: 02 Jul 2014, 15:33 »

Why not?
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« Reply #31 on: 02 Jul 2014, 16:14 »

It's weird.

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« Reply #32 on: 02 Jul 2014, 16:54 »

It's weird.
That doesn't answer my question :roll:
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« Reply #33 on: 03 Jul 2014, 02:25 »

Was reading Cracked for some reason, saw Fae in one of the little drawings in the background of an illistration.



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« Reply #34 on: 03 Jul 2014, 04:46 »

About infant free flights, there's at least one Asian airline that separates families with small children from the rest of the passengers, which is such a great idea. On the flight home from Scotland last week I had a little boy behind me who kept kicking the back of my seat, and a baby in front of me who cried all the time. I know they can't help it, but aaaarghh
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« Reply #35 on: 03 Jul 2014, 05:55 »

Babies can't help crying, but their parents can do things about it - feeding a baby on a flight is a good way to get them calm. Small children can help kicking the back of seats and if their parents aren't stopping them, they're crap parents.
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« Reply #36 on: 03 Jul 2014, 06:31 »

I feel like genitalia should be described like navels. Like you have an innie, and outie, or something in between. And your gender is a different thing entirely. Like navels; guys can be innies or outies and no one judges them for it. And when you want to date someone with a certain type you just say you like innies. Or guys with innies. Or whatever.
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« Reply #37 on: 03 Jul 2014, 07:24 »

I think the kid behind me was that awkward inbetween size where his legs weren't long enough for the seat, so his knees were positioned before the end of the seat, making his legs stretched out so that his feet touched the seat in front of him (my seat). I dunno if that makes sense, but he didn't seem to be kicking on purpose, so I didn't get too mad about it. Still annoying though, at least it wasn't a long flight.
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« Reply #38 on: 03 Jul 2014, 08:51 »

Babies can't help crying, but their parents can do things about it - feeding a baby on a flight is a good way to get them calm. Small children can help kicking the back of seats and if their parents aren't stopping them, they're crap parents.

A lot of infant crying on flights is due to pressure changes, parents (and everyone for that matter) should perform or induce a Valsalva maneuver.
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« Reply #39 on: 03 Jul 2014, 09:03 »

I don't know how you'd get a baby to do that, but the sucking of nursing helps according to what I've read.
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« Reply #40 on: 03 Jul 2014, 09:17 »

It's very simple, you hold the nose shut and incline the head forward gently. They should induce on their own from there.
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« Reply #41 on: 03 Jul 2014, 20:58 »

Shouldn't "psychitis" be a word, like "psychosis"?
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« Reply #42 on: 04 Jul 2014, 05:59 »

No...why should it be?
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« Reply #43 on: 04 Jul 2014, 14:09 »

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itis: Suffix meaning inflammation. For example, colitis is literally colon inflammation or figuratively inflammation of the colon. The ending -itis is one of the building blocks derived from Greek (in this case) or Latin used to construct medical terms.

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« Reply #44 on: 04 Jul 2014, 15:26 »

Mine can be.
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« Reply #45 on: 07 Jul 2014, 00:13 »

Random Thought: Sometimes I hear music slower than usual. In these moments I feel like my brain has faster CPU cycles than usual.

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« Reply #46 on: 07 Jul 2014, 04:51 »

Oooor you are in someone else's dream. Just saying.
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« Reply #47 on: 07 Jul 2014, 06:17 »

Wha

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« Reply #48 on: 07 Jul 2014, 16:03 »

In the movie Inception, it is a plot device that protagonists travel into a dream amd when they need to get out, music will play. It is, however, slower than usual, since time passes slowly in the dream.
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