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by darkwombat
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6970
Views: 1136310

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Three girls having a sleepover -- can't help wondering if someone they knew thought it would be funny to "SWAT" them. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swatting I'm curious to know what the warrant was for and why such overwhelming (and perhaps trigger-happy) force was believed to be necessary.
by darkwombat
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hostess Closing Down after Strike (Twinkies No More?)
Replies: 75
Views: 13574

Hostess Closing Down after Strike (Twinkies No More?)

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/twinkies-maker-hostess-liquidate-company-strike/story?id=17736898 My shocked mind trembles in horror. My angry stomach rumbles in sorrow. My clogged arteries frolic in anticipation of deliverance. I must believe that somehow, some way, someone will pick up the brands ...
by darkwombat
Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1131: "Math"
Replies: 156
Views: 32620

Re: 1131: "Math"

McCain has real expertise about torture. I am now very glad McCain was never elected. What a puzzling response. Um . . . you do understand that McCain was on the RECEIVING end of the torture, correct? In Vietnam? Serving his country and trying to survive as a POW? Being regularly beaten despite hav...
by darkwombat
Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What themes dominate the bulk of your dreams?
Replies: 79
Views: 16882

Re: What themes dominate the bulk of your dreams?

Nearly all of my dreams involve what I can only describe as mundane tasks that become hopelessly complicated. For example: I dream that I need to go to the grocery store to get some bread before dinner. But when I get in the car, the battery is dead. So I call my neighbor over to give me a jump star...
by darkwombat
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you vomit out your nose?
Replies: 68
Views: 31659

Re: Do you vomit out your nose?

Urgh. Yes, I have done it. I hate vomiting anyway, but on a particularly memorable occasion I had just consumed a bowl of chicken noodle soup when I discovered that I had a bad case of the flu. Barely made it to the toilet in time, and when I vomited, the noodles came back up. This was the type of s...
by darkwombat
Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Italian seismologists sentenced to 6 years for earth quakes
Replies: 42
Views: 5534

Re: Italian seismologists sentenced to 6 years for earth qua

Lunacy. Complete and utter lunacy. If Italy wants someone to hold accountable for not warning them of natural disasters, they should arrest practitioners from a psychic hotline, because they at least CLAIM to be able to predict the future. If I was a seismologist in Italy, I'd be giving my country's...
by darkwombat
Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1116: "Traffic Lights"
Replies: 171
Views: 48859

Re: 1116: "Traffic Lights"

I would go insane riding with you. I only have a limited amount of time in this world, and I'm sure as hell not going to waste it behind the wheel of a car. Sometimes driving agressively doesn't get me any further ahead, but many times it does. I can cut 5 to 10 minutes off every hour of drive. Tha...
by darkwombat
Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1116: "Traffic Lights"
Replies: 171
Views: 48859

Re: 1116: "Traffic Lights"

Sounds like you're going to have trouble whether or not there are roundabouts. Evidently, signs and lights are not solving the problem. You say you want to live. You WILL be more likely to live if some dope doesn't look before pulling into a roundabout in front of you, since you'll be going slower....
by darkwombat
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1116: "Traffic Lights"
Replies: 171
Views: 48859

Re: 1116: "Traffic Lights"

My problem with roundabouts is that they require a level of trust in the competency of all other drivers approaching the roundabout which I will never have and which I feel would be entirely unwarranted for anyone to have. I drive with a mindset as if every other driver on the road is a homicidal on...
by darkwombat
Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1108: "Cautionary Ghost"
Replies: 155
Views: 29749

Re: 1108: "Cautionary Ghost"

Upon further reflection, this cartoon has lasciviously convinced me. Taking this admittedly pan-millenial issue of the irrelevance of proper usage as our example, we can thermodynamically apply its lesson in a more polyhedral manner. There are penultimately thousands of words that we could concupisc...
by darkwombat
Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1108: "Cautionary Ghost"
Replies: 155
Views: 29749

Re: 1108: "Cautionary Ghost"

This whole discussion is literally making my head figuratively explode. Figuratively, I am literally rolling on the floor laughing at this entertaining discussion.
by darkwombat
Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1101: "Sketchiness"
Replies: 168
Views: 29481

Re: 1101: "Sketchiness"

--weasel farm?
--candy shoppe?
--starship? (ok, that one might have some persuasive power, unless --as seems most likely --when you arrived it was a cardboard box under an overpass)
--bot 5000?
--less existence of mind-numbing loneliness?
--accordion?
by darkwombat
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Artemis, the game we all call Spaceship
Replies: 8
Views: 6042

Re: Artemis, the game we all call Spaceship

Just picked this up at Gen Con 2012 -- I've got some buddies lined up to play it over Labor Day weekend. I'm ridiculously excited about this. Everyone who came out of the Artemis sim area at Gen Con was raving about how much fun it was. From what I hear, the next version upgrade will allow interface...
by darkwombat
Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1079: "United Shapes"
Replies: 169
Views: 44779

Re: 1079: "United Shapes"

I'm not trying to be a pain. I just don't see how inserting random objects into borders is a joke or challenging? I wouldn't find Randall doing it for my country noteworthy at all - nor any random person putting random objects vaguely within lines. I'm just hoping someone can explain this so I can ...
by darkwombat
Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1079: "United Shapes"
Replies: 169
Views: 44779

Re: 1079: "United Shapes"

Thanks to this comic, I can now tell people "Yeah, my family is originally from the skidmark area of Ohio, but we migrated up to the elastic waistband."
by darkwombat
Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1075: "Warning"
Replies: 112
Views: 30231

Re: 1075: "Warning"

Accidents with guns cause death. Accidents with puberty cause life. intentional hostility with guns cause death. Intentional aggression with puberty cause life. FTFY. I get what you are trying to say, but considering that my dear friend has been dead for several years now due to a firearms incident...
by darkwombat
Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 426
Views: 193627

Re: Dead State: The Zombie Survival RPG (Kickstarter)

Just an update to mention that Dead State is now fully funded and has 12 days left to hit some stretch goals! Dead State, Xenonauts, Wasteland 2, X-COM: Enemy Unknown -- it's a good time to be a fan of squad based, turn based combat. My inner gamer is doing a happy dance. :D
by darkwombat
Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: [Rule Update Debate] Kickstarter Threads (Ends June 21st)
Replies: 15
Views: 2846

Re: [Rule Update Debate] Kickstarter Threads (Ends June 21st

I am guessing this thread may have gone up at least partly due to my recent post. Sorry if I annoyed. I have edited the title to indicate that the game is currently in Kickstarter. I voted #2, as I think #3 and 4 would be prone to too much potential bias by whomever is deciding "good kickstarte...
by darkwombat
Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 426
Views: 193627

Dead State: The Zombie Survival RPG (Kickstarter 100%funded)

Kickstarter for this has finally gone live! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/70755535/dead-state-the-zombie-survival-rpg?ref=live I am so excited! I've been following this game's development for quite a while. It's really the first zombie-themed game that I have ever felt had a shot at capturing ...
by darkwombat
Wed May 23, 2012 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1059: "Bel-Air"
Replies: 51
Views: 20103

Re: "Bel-Air"

Is anyone else slightly bothered by the fact that "Adele for ya" doesn't even rhyme with "Philadelphia"? Maybe he wasn't going to say Philadelphia, I guess. Depends on your accent, I think. "Adele for ya" doesn't rhyme, but if you slur the words (as is common in rap) y...
by darkwombat
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1048: "Emotion"
Replies: 252
Views: 57551

Re: 1048: "Emotion"

Wait wait wait wait . . . There's a way to hide Sir Pooflinger's posts? I must investigate this immediately. I suspect I owe you many thanks, Gear. All the best to Randall and his wife and family. I've lost several dear ones to cancer, and a son and daughter to a different terminal disease. I can ab...
by darkwombat
Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cataclysm and Cataclysm:Dark Days Ahead
Replies: 55
Views: 40276

Re: Cataclysm: Open-source Zombie Survival Roguelike

Just a note that the dev has released an update -- you can now construct some terrain features (doors, windows, and the like) and inventory items autostack now, among other bugfixes/enhancements.
by darkwombat
Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0955: "Neutrinos"
Replies: 159
Views: 44281

Re: 0955: "Neutrinos"

The idea in the comic wouldn't work. In order to get the $200 they owe you, they would have to admit that they lost the bet. So you'd have to argue with them that they were wrong, and then it's the same thing all over again :x. I don't really like to argue with people, but I'll argue with you if yo...
by darkwombat
Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cataclysm and Cataclysm:Dark Days Ahead
Replies: 55
Views: 40276

Re: Cataclysm: Open-source Zombie Survival Roguelike

Many thanks to the OP for pointing out this game! I'm having a ton of fun with it. For any trying it out for the first time, I'll list a few things that I wished I had known early in the game. Some have already been mentioned here. *You can view your morale and positive or negative modifiers by hitt...
by darkwombat
Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Missouri may be crossing the church-state divide?
Replies: 209
Views: 15999

Re: Missouri may be crossing the church-state divide?

Does all evidence furnish proof? Does all evidence furnish proof *right now*?
by darkwombat
Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Missouri may be crossing the church-state divide?
Replies: 209
Views: 15999

Re: Missouri may be crossing the church-state divide?

His assertion isn't about humanity, it's about science and religion. He didn't say that scientists are always perfectly rational, but that science is a process that leads to rational conclusions. This. Religion is about faith, belief without evidence, literally irrationality. While religious people...
by darkwombat
Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Missouri may be crossing the church-state divide?
Replies: 209
Views: 15999

Re: Missouri may be crossing the church-state divide?

Quite frankly, I am amused and saddened when I see people shouting about how "SCIENCE IS FACTUAL!" and "RELIGION IS IMAGINARY!!!!" The simple truth is, scientists change their set of "facts" on a constant basis. If they didn't, there would be no need for scientific jou...
by darkwombat
Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Missouri may be crossing the church-state divide?
Replies: 209
Views: 15999

Re: Missouri may be crossing the church-state divide?

Quite frankly, I am amused and saddened when I see people shouting about how "SCIENCE IS FACTUAL!" and "RELIGION IS IMAGINARY!!!!" The simple truth is, scientists change their set of "facts" on a constant basis. If they didn't, there would be no need for scientific jour...
by darkwombat
Mon May 02, 2011 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Replies: 952
Views: 85647

Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

But this whole fucking discussion is still hinging on the fact that we don't actually know that's what was happening at the time, and we furthermore don't know what the SEALs were ordered to do in the event that bin Laden didn't fire at them. Or have you not been paying attention? Well, not to accu...
by darkwombat
Mon May 02, 2011 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Replies: 952
Views: 85647

Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

Who is "we"? I have never said "We believe every man, woman, and child, regardless of creed of color, deserves a trial." I do not even remotely believe that. If you believe it, that is fine -- but "we" never said any such thing. :) It's tough to see your post through a...
by darkwombat
Mon May 02, 2011 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Replies: 952
Views: 85647

Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

I get the feelings of personal vengance people have but do you see the contradiction that happens when we say "We beleive every man, woman, and child, regardless of creed of color, deserves a trial." and "It's OSAMA BIN LADEN! TRIALS SUCK LETS KILL HIM!" Keep in mind: This whole...
by darkwombat
Mon May 02, 2011 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Replies: 952
Views: 85647

Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

That these actions taken by Osama Bin Laden are unquestionably acts of purest evil, Nah. They were just terrorist atrocities that succeeded on a scale greater than people were prepared for. If that's "purest evil" how do you describe something like ethnic cleansing by mass rape? Super-evi...
by darkwombat
Mon May 02, 2011 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Replies: 952
Views: 85647

Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

And obviously we should summarily execute anyone who confesses to murder/rape/pedophilia. Just have them sit in the electric chair while we interrogate them. More convenient that way. I find your proposal acceptable. Assuming, of course, that said murderers/rapists/pedophiles have produced and dist...
by darkwombat
Mon May 02, 2011 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Replies: 952
Views: 85647

Re: Osama bin Laden is Dead

I find that fact that there are eleven pages and counting on whether the US ought to have killed Bin Laden and what the proper motivations for killing Bin Laden could be, if any, and whether we ought to have incarcerated him or attempted to reform him, etc, to be utterly mind-boggling. This all seem...
by darkwombat
Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0889: "Turtles"
Replies: 207
Views: 59991

Re: 0889: Turtles

I thought this comic was just fine! Of course, I *am* a turtle. Furthermore, if you did not enjoy this comic, then YOU SHALL BUILD A TURTLE FENCE! (Alas, I cannot link to the appropriate clip, but googling "turtle fence" should prove adequate to enlighten) Thank you for your attention, and...
by darkwombat
Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2373940

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi, I'm darkwombat and I am thirtysomething, male, married. My interests include: Civil War re-enacting, gaming (both electronic and boardgame/RPGs), Celtic music, thrill rides, American and Western European folk music pre-1900's, and cats, of which I have four. Also, I have a tendency t-- SQUIRREL!...
by darkwombat
Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New Alabama Gov. : Atheists Are Not My Brothers
Replies: 81
Views: 6934

Re: New Alabama Gov. : Atheists Are Not My Brothers

The Governor's statement can at worst be described as ill-timed and perhaps ill-worded. He ought to have made clear that he was referring to spritual brotherhood rather than brotherhood in terms of equality or goodwill. He is not preaching hate, he is not attempting to create divisiveness or to stat...

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