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by meataxe
Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Browncoats - Help Nathan Buy Firefly!
Replies: 89
Views: 8221

Re: Browncoats - Help Nathan Buy Firefly!

I dunno about "struggling" and "normal people". The crew (except Wash) were all pretty handy with a gun. So handy, in fact, that it borders on superhuman, in my opinion. I've never seen a real firefight, but I would guess that they're not nearly as impressive. As for the struggl...
by meataxe
Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Browncoats - Help Nathan Buy Firefly!
Replies: 89
Views: 8221

Re: Browncoats - Help Nathan Buy Firefly!

Unfortunately the hand to mouth existence I lead forces me to choose between World Wildlife Fund and Firefly... You would choose Firefly, right? Also, don't forget all of you wanting the movie to be declared non-canon; the movie is where River kicks ass. In the series, she's just a crazy little gir...
by meataxe
Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Christian Bashing
Replies: 253
Views: 21314

Re: Christian Bashing

...and takes money from those that need it in an attempt to hold onto the power it once had. I hear this rhetoric a lot, is there anything to back it up? In my experience, at least, churches ask for little (and demand none) and give most of the money they get back to the community. My mom works for...
by meataxe
Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Christian Bashing
Replies: 253
Views: 21314

Re: Christian Bashing

The way I see it, having been lurking on these boards for quite awhile now, is that the people here are accepting of individuals with religious beliefs, but they're not accepting of the belief system as a whole. That's exactly how I see it. Historically, the church has not done many good things. As ...
by meataxe
Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0828: "Positive Attitude"
Replies: 92
Views: 18806

Re: 0828: "Positive Attitude"

mxyzptlk wrote:I suppose being apathetic is the only way to fail..

Dammit, I knew that was going to bite me in the arse one day. Maybe I should start giving a damn...

Eh, I can't be bothered.
by meataxe
Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why musicians don't make good economists
Replies: 37
Views: 2518

Re: Why musicians don't make good economists

I don't really see how this will do much to stop flippers. As was previously mentioned, what's stopping flippers from buying these at whatever the increased price is, and then selling them on at a further increased price? After all, there's always going to be someone who has missed out who's willin...
by meataxe
Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why musicians don't make good economists
Replies: 37
Views: 2518

Re: Why musicians don't make good economists

How is it a kick in the face for "True Fans"? (Whatever the hell that even means ...) It's possible the majority of the flippers are huge fans, go see them in concert whenever they can, buy a couple copies of the limited release, hang on to one, buy a standard copy so they don't ruin the ...
by meataxe
Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why musicians don't make good economists
Replies: 37
Views: 2518

Re: Why musicians don't make good economists

Does anyone else see this as a bastardisation of Radiohead's marketing of In Rainbows back in 2007? Someone should tell Jack White that letting an individual pay what they want for an album is how to let the fans decide how much it is worth. Selling it to the highest bidder is directly opposite of ...
by meataxe
Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: TSA starts molesting people who refuse naked scanners
Replies: 714
Views: 46884

Re: TSA starts molesting people who refuse naked scanners

So I've been following this pretty closely for the last few weeks. I've been appalled at the various stories of mistreatment of passengers, the obvious incompetence of some members of TSA staff, and the fact that they've demonstrated pretty clearly that this is just security theatre, and the fact th...
by meataxe
Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Why musicians don't make good economists
Replies: 37
Views: 2518

Re: Why musicians don't make good economists

The White Stripes man had explained the logic behind the label's new selling policy, "We sell a Wanda Jackson split record for 10 bucks, the eBay flipper turns around and sells it for 300. If 300 is what it's worth, then why doesn't Third Man Records sell it for 300? If we sell them for more, ...
by meataxe
Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0828: "Positive Attitude"
Replies: 92
Views: 18806

Re: 0828: "Positive Attitude"

Sorry if you don't like the fact that I'm trying to be here for you, but I'm going to be here for you anyway, and I'm going to say those cliche things that are incredibly cliche because I can't do anything to help but be here. Maybe it's just me, but I would feel much better if someone said that to...
by meataxe
Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Atheist Christmas Advertising
Replies: 320
Views: 23454

Re: Atheist Christmas Advertising

I'm more curious about why he doesn't think Christmas is any good for the kids, than anything else. I took that to mean that the religious overtones of Christmas are not good for kids, not Christmas itself. And I agree with that. Tim Minchin says it better than I ever could: And yes I have all of t...
by meataxe
Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman jailed for becoming pregnant, then dies.
Replies: 44
Views: 4726

Re: Woman jailed for becoming pregnant, then dies.

Because it is a gender issue. That's why. It's good to know you didn't read past my first sentence. The way I interpret it from reading the article is that it could be a gender issue, but there isn't enough information in there to specifically say that she was jailed because she was a pregnant woma...
by meataxe
Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Woman jailed for becoming pregnant, then dies.
Replies: 44
Views: 4726

Re: Woman jailed for becoming pregnant, then dies.

Right, so I figure that's ever been a parole violation for a man now. Oh, right, let's punish women because they can have babies and shouldn't exert their sexuality. Yeah, justice is a woman my ass. I'm starting to see why she's mostly naked and blind, cause the patriarchs kicked the shit out of he...
by meataxe
Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Facebook to trademark "Face".
Replies: 40
Views: 4047

Re: Facebook to trademark "Face".

In terms of language, the words you highlighted in your sentence (socially linked activities) are very ambiguous; Social Networking is obvious, but how far does the influence of the second item reach? Could it apply to emails, the comments section on most websites, or this very forums? Will I be vi...
by meataxe
Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How do we eliminate/minimize racism/sexism/<group>ism?
Replies: 94
Views: 15980

Re: How do we eliminate/minimize racism/sexism/<group>ism?

I probably should have been clearer about this. I don't think that "anyone affected by groupism is at fault for the existence of groupism" I just get angry when people create a groupism related conflict or 'incident' when there is absolutely no need. I think a better example then the wal ...
by meataxe
Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Community
Replies: 188
Views: 102802

Re: Community

I watched through the first season of this show recently. I almost didn't watch it. The first few episodes were too disjointed to be enjoyable. The writers didn't seem to know what they wanted to do with the characters, and had them change quite drastically episode to episode. The only reason I kept...
by meataxe
Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How do we eliminate/minimize racism/sexism/<group>ism?
Replies: 94
Views: 15980

Re: How do we eliminate/minimize racism/sexism/<group>ism?

Australia the bullying of red heads is so bad I think that something needs to be done about it. Red heads can't go anywhere without people yelling out 'wranger' at them. They say they don't mind though. For the most part, I just shrug it off. When it's a particularly witty comment, I'll find it amu...
by meataxe
Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: HIV: The Musical
Replies: 15
Views: 1700

Re: HIV: The Musical

I got an idea, why don't we randomly assign musical notes to numbers 1-9, and play pi! It'll be, like, gorgeous man! I hate it when people do this shit. Assign a completely unrelated [something] to [something] and call it art. It's a step away from those 'DNA senses emotions, tightening when you're...
by meataxe
Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0817: "Mutual"
Replies: 202
Views: 34944

Re: 0817: "Mutual"

Hey everyone. This comic also seemed to get me to register, although I have been thinking of doing so for awhile (I've been lurking in the News forums for a few months now. Pretty much whenever I'm sitting around doing nothing at work). Anyway, I thought I'd share my thoughts on the subject. It shou...

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