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by Radio Free Eurasia
Wed May 30, 2007 3:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 326651

I have a pretty sweet jar of black and yellow bile, so I've got those two humors covered.
by Radio Free Eurasia
Wed May 30, 2007 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 326651

Re: a forum of people who...

sepherus wrote:
my real name happens to be Jason. i was named such because my mother and father were both a fan of the geek legend


That missing "R" in Greek makes me sad.
by Radio Free Eurasia
Wed May 30, 2007 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How To Scare Rich People
Replies: 140
Views: 16657

Not terribly unknown fact: Every Ivy school, and several others, could afford to operate and offer full scholarships to every enrolled student based off just the interest accrued from their endowment. But they choose not to, because people paying 150k for an education is important to the status of t...
by Radio Free Eurasia
Wed May 30, 2007 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 473186

Charles Brockden Brown - Wieland, or The Transformation

But I'm soon to start some Philip Roth which makes me tingle with excitement. The best living author, unless you count Pynchon and if you do, you're a fool.
by Radio Free Eurasia
Wed May 30, 2007 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How To Scare Rich People
Replies: 140
Views: 16657

The LuigiManiac wrote:
I have to agree with Belial. The grains stick in my braces, and I never liked them much before I had braces anyway.


This seems to imply a problem with you, rather than the bread.
by Radio Free Eurasia
Tue May 29, 2007 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Money > Comfort, lol
Replies: 77
Views: 9498

Jacque wrote:everyone's taken a big poop at some point in their life, couldn't be much worse than that, except things go in instead of out.



I'm assuming it smells better.

Everyone here is familiar with the concept of Santorum, correct?
by Radio Free Eurasia
Tue May 29, 2007 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How To Scare Rich People
Replies: 140
Views: 16657

Looks like I have more money to spend on raspberry yogurt. It's...uhh...not actually that good. Raspberry yogurt is, in fact, delicious. Especially in conjunction with a grilled cheese sandwich. Also, what really scares rich people: When Yale doesn't need another academic building so they can't buy...
by Radio Free Eurasia
Tue May 29, 2007 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Summer TODO list
Replies: 42
Views: 6143

Peshmerga wrote:Is she hot?


I'll leave the pimping to someone who said they needed a job.
by Radio Free Eurasia
Tue May 29, 2007 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1168302

newbeat wrote:Architecture in helsinki
Where owls go


Great song.

Ox - Miss Idaho.
by Radio Free Eurasia
Tue May 29, 2007 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How To Scare Rich People
Replies: 140
Views: 16657

Belial wrote:
Radio Free Eurasia wrote:I like to think about having enough money to buy the kind of bread with the grains all over the top.


It's...uhh...not actually that good.


This is like the time I found out that the streets of America aren't paved in gold.

Looks like I have more money to spend on raspberry yogurt.
by Radio Free Eurasia
Tue May 29, 2007 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Summer TODO list
Replies: 42
Views: 6143

anotherangel wrote:> Get a boyfriend


You should probably coordinate this with some of the other to do lists.

It's what they call symbiosis.
by Radio Free Eurasia
Tue May 29, 2007 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How To Scare Rich People
Replies: 140
Views: 16657

I like to think about having enough money to buy the kind of bread with the grains all over the top.
by Radio Free Eurasia
Mon May 28, 2007 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A request for help (you guys are GOOD) - getting new friends
Replies: 52
Views: 7504

LSK wrote:I'm in my school's Anime club, Chess club, Rock [and roll] club, Journalism club, Pi Memorizers club.


These are the wrong clubs.

High School Club: Scholastic Scrimmage. Friends: Not really.
College Club: Ultimate Frisbee. Friends: Hell yes.
by Radio Free Eurasia
Mon May 28, 2007 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Favourite Poetry
Replies: 60
Views: 11611

I think everyone who comes across that poem has to make their own attempt (or should). Good on you. :) Poo on them for not laughing about painted chickens. I also mentioned the inconsistency of the audience scoring (they were handing out 10s like the Catholic church does indulgences). But such is b...
by Radio Free Eurasia
Mon May 28, 2007 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 326651

I also used to live near Philly, but got the hell out of there. I just (well, almost a year ago, now) moved away from "near Philly"... I'm confused and saddened by your seeming distaste for it. I am very opposed to cities (and like Philly better than some, such as New York), and I moved t...
by Radio Free Eurasia
Mon May 28, 2007 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A Hypothetical MetaQuestion
Replies: 47
Views: 7108

Jesster wrote:
I'd ask him why you are trying to ruin the game. :P


My BA in Classics and Anthro ruined the game for me, so now I'm embittered and devoted to bringing other people down.
by Radio Free Eurasia
Mon May 28, 2007 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 326651

Angry Rooster wrote:
Will is on there because you know how he always gets pulled into Jazz's hair-brained schemes.


I always thought "hare-brained" in reference to schemes.

I also used to live near Philly, but got the hell out of there.
by Radio Free Eurasia
Mon May 28, 2007 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: A Hypothetical MetaQuestion
Replies: 47
Views: 7108

LE4dGOLEM wrote:
EradicateIV wrote:"Git R Done BOY!"


That's a question?


If the Walmart is in Wisconsin, it would be inflected as a question.

As for a question, I'd ask the guy if he was a liberal arts major, which would explain his loitering outside a bookstore with no noticeable, let's say, job.
by Radio Free Eurasia
Mon May 28, 2007 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Favourite Poetry
Replies: 60
Views: 11611

Variations On A Theme By William Carlos Williams If you hadn't posted that, I would've. :) I wrote a pretty bad rip-off of this entitled "Variations on a Theme By Kenneth Koch By Williams Carlos Williams" for a "poetry slam thing at my school, and no one laughed when I got to the lin...
by Radio Free Eurasia
Sun May 27, 2007 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Favourite Poetry
Replies: 60
Views: 11611

Introduction to Poetry by Billy Collins Another good one. I was introduced to Collins by this poem: Marginalia Sometimes the notes are ferocious, skirmishes against the author raging along the borders of every page in tiny black script. If I could just get my hands on you, Kierkegaard, or Conor Cru...
by Radio Free Eurasia
Sun May 27, 2007 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Money > Comfort, lol
Replies: 77
Views: 9498

I want to know who exactly is financing this. Seems like the next logical question is "what percentage of your money would you spend to have two random dudes get busy?"
by Radio Free Eurasia
Sun May 27, 2007 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Favourite Poetry
Replies: 60
Views: 11611

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by Radio Free Eurasia
Sun May 27, 2007 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I listen to music for...
Replies: 80
Views: 11900

I didn't know you were a Decemberists fan, Aisling. To me, The Crane Wife trilogy is the perfect example of great music that becomes a perfect song when you listen to how incredible the lyrics are. It's true that Crane Wife 1-3 > The Tain musically, but I like the story of the Tain better. For me t...
by Radio Free Eurasia
Sat May 26, 2007 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)
Replies: 384
Views: 116225

Drake Zure wrote:Eurasia, i debate your signature, insofar as Nixon had many souls, since he was in the habit of stealing them from small children, nuns, and puppy dogs.


He sold poisoned milk to schoolchildren.

And you'll have to take it up with Neil Young.
by Radio Free Eurasia
Sat May 26, 2007 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I listen to music for...
Replies: 80
Views: 11900

I like some songs with absolutely ridiculous lyrics (King Missile), and somewhat grating vocals (Neutral Milk Hotel), so I guess I'm going to have to go with music...but really anything that stands out will interest me. Decemberists, Josh Ritter, Okkervil River, Sufjan, Mountain Goats all have lyric...
by Radio Free Eurasia
Sat May 26, 2007 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)
Replies: 384
Views: 116225

So I was just reading my brother's blog and he referenced a comic in the midst of his esoteric ramblings.

http://www.brunchma.com/~acsumama/blog/ ... 0344693921
by Radio Free Eurasia
Sat May 26, 2007 12:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Surprising things you have learned today
Replies: 100
Views: 14453

Careful with that statement. In addition to what gmalivuk said, you've got this guy who was here nearly 500 years before Columbus. Now you're just going to start a battle of semantics about what it actually constitutes to "discover" something...since Eriksson left no discernible imprint o...
by Radio Free Eurasia
Sat May 26, 2007 12:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Give me something to read.
Replies: 12
Views: 1866

If anyone is interested, I can make available a word document containing the entire thing in the original Greek.
by Radio Free Eurasia
Sat May 26, 2007 12:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Give me something to read.
Replies: 12
Views: 1866

http://etext.library.adelaide.edu.au/h/homer/h8ip/

One of the better translations of the Iliad available.
by Radio Free Eurasia
Sat May 26, 2007 12:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 326651

Re: What do you mean I can't play an intro song?

First off, my background is in cultural anthropology, not archaeology. B) Not every archaeologist is going to have a background in pharmacy or electrical engineering (or even biochem and general engineering). 3: I'm not actually combining them career-wise. My job's in EE. This is the best kind of a...
by Radio Free Eurasia
Fri May 25, 2007 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Flying a kite with a stranger
Replies: 81
Views: 15078

jestingrabbit wrote:I actually have a pocket kite


This seems like pretty odd innuendo.
by Radio Free Eurasia
Wed May 23, 2007 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb
Replies: 1035
Views: 200674

I just beat Freud on the "nearly impossible" level. It took a long time. Probably 5 minutes or more. My arm is killing me. This reminds me of a DOS game my cousin had where you had to answer the questions of a poorly rendered "Freud" until he could come up with a diagnosis. He i...
by Radio Free Eurasia
Wed May 23, 2007 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 326651

The TRUE purpose of Scrabble is to get as many points as possible out of every turn. That has been my strategy: AGRESSIVE! My only defensive tactics are to not set up big pointers on triple-and-double words scores. "Qat" is old news. Ever used "Faqir"? Best q-without-u word ever...
by Radio Free Eurasia
Wed May 23, 2007 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Grammar of the word "E-Mail"
Replies: 56
Views: 14877

McLurker wrote:
It's now how "sheep" works.


As far as the addition of an article, it is. I like sheep, I want a sheep.

The pluralization isn't to what I was referring.

But I'm not trying to be all up in a bunch of collective grills like MC Grammar.
by Radio Free Eurasia
Wed May 23, 2007 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Grammar of the word "E-Mail"
Replies: 56
Views: 14877

bookishbunny wrote: I like margaritas, and I believe I will have a margarita after work. See?


This is how every noun works. I like envelopes, I want an envelope. I like hugs, I want a hug. I like forests, I want a forest. I like ideas, I want an idea.

LE4dGOLEM SAYS: s/mug/hug/g/
by Radio Free Eurasia
Wed May 23, 2007 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 326651

McLurker wrote:Which is why you find so many people online who play scrabble.


Also, I've found that some of the people who devote themselves to scrabble are those who don't devote themselves, say, to joining fraternities and eschewing online exploits.
by Radio Free Eurasia
Wed May 23, 2007 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Grammar of the word "E-Mail"
Replies: 56
Views: 14877

Shouldn't it be "same name as I" anyway?

There's an understood "do" at the end.
by Radio Free Eurasia
Wed May 23, 2007 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 326651

McLurker wrote:
No, becasue the true purpose of scrabble is to impress people with your vocabulary, right?


I thought that was also the point of messageboards.
by Radio Free Eurasia
Wed May 23, 2007 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 326651

Musicians for the win! Also for all you Scrabble-y people: I have memorized all the two-letter words (including the two new ones: "za" and "qi"--no kidding), and am working on the three-letter ones, although there are a lot more of those... *intimidation* Yes, but do you play de...
by Radio Free Eurasia
Tue May 22, 2007 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD 2.0: INTRODUCE YOURSELF OR PERISH!
Replies: 2548
Views: 326651

SecondTalon wrote:2007-1990=17

It'd be possible, then, for an isolated few. The average, however, will be 1988-1989 kiddies.


Well, I ran a quick list and 4.6% of our incoming class is 1990.

So yes, average is the more reasonable but that seriously weakens my original lament.

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