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by Torvaun
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13193
Views: 1218957

Re: Today I Learned

emceng wrote:Yeah, I was expecting someone cool, that I might actually have heard of. I got an actress from a TV show I've never seen that aired in the 70s.
What day were you? Maybe we can put together a much more kickass list.
by Torvaun
Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13193
Views: 1218957

Re: Today I Learned

The Scyphozoa wrote:For me, something from Hello Kitty.

I, uh, I expected something cooler, considering I was born on Halloween.
Harry Dresden, private investigator and wizard, from the awesome book series The Dresden Files, was also born on Halloween.
by Torvaun
Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2125479

Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Maybe I should've been more specific. She isn't (as far as I know) diagnosed with a certain "disorder", it was just that she started laughing at inappropriate moments, or just out of the blue, she made a habit of waking me up in the middle of the night just to ask if I was dreaming, and s...
by Torvaun
Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13193
Views: 1218957

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned that typing '1000 miles' or some distance of about that order into WolframAlpha gives you "distance the Proclaimers would walk, just to be the man that walks a thousand miles to fall down at your door (1000 mi)" I was very amused. Today I learned that the line is apparentl...
by Torvaun
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2530288

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

mochafairy wrote:I am doing my best to not punch people in the face who tell me that diabetes is caused by food, and that it's totes my fault that I'm missing an organ.
Yep, who needs years of medical school or any personal experience whatsoever when you have the information you're pretty sure you heard somewhere?
by Torvaun
Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2125479

Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Menacing Spike wrote:
SexyTalon wrote:
functionally_stupid wrote:I should really take a shower.

Huh. f_s came a'wandering back. Harbinger for other ... I guess people would say old-timers but beats me... to come?


Did you forget to log into The Cat?

I understood it perfectly.
by Torvaun
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13193
Views: 1218957

Re: Today I Learned

22 of me. Also, Culver's has the best fries.
by Torvaun
Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2530288

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

felltir wrote:What you've done is totally not cool.

You have been added to the list.

That is all.

Either you accidentally added the word 'not' in there, or this isn't about me.

Edit: Or you're being literal, because as kickass as the thing I did was, it was not endothermic.
by Torvaun
Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2530288

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

farnsworth wrote:RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEEE.
That is all.

Yeah, being reminded of SecondTalon and my mom does that to me too.
by Torvaun
Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13193
Views: 1218957

Re: Today I Learned

I still play Baldur's Gate.
by Torvaun
Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2530288

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

jawdisorder wrote:Sorry, I just find it hard to believe that so many people are so busy night after night that they can never get a full night's sleep.

You've never worked swing-shift, have you?
by Torvaun
Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2530288

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

how is it, that in the US, there are people who still don't understand how fast food restaurants work? walk, in, look at the pretty pictures, order the one that looks like the thing you wanted to eat. then move the fuck out of my way i don't think the employees understand how they work. i had one t...
by Torvaun
Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13193
Views: 1218957

Re: Today I Learned

Today I Learned: There is a Donner Pass Picnic Area. Sounds like a good place for a party... I suspect few people outside the USA would know about the Donner Party, unless they study US history. I only found out about it when I stumbled upon the Ric Burns documentary late one night on TV. After see...
by Torvaun
Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2530288

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Dear Intel wireless software: Fuck you and your stupid lack of drivers, shutting off my internet, fucking with restarts, swearing you have ~no idea~ what could possibly be wrong, making me deal with goddamn HP update software uninstalling and installing dumb shit I would much rather ignore because ...
by Torvaun
Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2530288

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Goddamnit... why can't the refs do their freaking jobs. I get taken down, from behind, in the penalty box and the ref looks at me and says "I can't call them all you know." Then he gave me a yellow card for dissent when I walked off the field. Fuck you ref guy, you're worthless! Why do yo...
by Torvaun
Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13193
Views: 1218957

Re: Today I Learned

You, sir, name? wrote:You're of course free to be a cynical curmudgeon all you want, as long as you acknowledge it's a choice you're making, and that it will make you lonely and miserable.
So you're only cynical about cynicism?
by Torvaun
Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2530288

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

But we're talking about a sapient race here... and they're very big on intelligence, considering the whole "preserving knowledge" thing. (Note: I only read the first book) It's wrong to hurt humans because we're capable of high-level thought; not because humans are inherently "good&q...
by Torvaun
Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2530288

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

No increased revenue, only decreased spending. Cuts to Medicare on the provider side, making it likely that fewer providers will even accept Medicare. The recession will deepen because making jobs and cutting spending are incompatible. In short, this "deal" has the debt ceiling that needed...
by Torvaun
Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2530288

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Oh look, Obama caved. I feel like we should start calling him President Quisling.
by Torvaun
Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2530288

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Shivahn wrote:
Menacing Spike wrote:
SexyTalon wrote:
broken_escalator wrote:Who changed what?

Ron Harry Hermione three way.

If I was the scenarist:
Hermione Hermione Hermione three way.

That is what the polyjuice potion is for.

Or a time turner.
by Torvaun
Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 316822

Re: Team Fortress 2

Demoknight is a "10th class" purely for people that don't know how to play and would rather mash charge and autoswing a melee weapon instead of learn a skill that's useful and applicable to competitive play. I would think that, by the time you find/unlock/craft a shield and a sword, you'd...
by Torvaun
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2125479

Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Confession: some days I just feel like no one actually cares about me at all. Sometimes what I feel is profoundly unloved. I know I have friends who care. Just somehow it doesn't seem like my brain acknowledges them, or doesn't believe they are legitimately friends, or something. Or possibly that r...
by Torvaun
Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2530288

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Fuck.

I am not doing well at all.
by Torvaun
Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone else think blackmail should be legal?
Replies: 115
Views: 12343

Re: Anyone else think blackmail should be legal?

Let's turn this around to bribery. If I am a senator, I have the right to vote any way I want to. So why make it illegal for people to pay me to vote in a specific way? Surely you see the issues with that.
by Torvaun
Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2530288

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Oh no, I understood your sarcasm. I was just saying that the appendix may not actually be totally useless or vestigial. The jury is still out. ...in much the exact same way the tonsils and foreskin are not useless or vestigial... which is the entire point I was making. Hence, not enough dripping sa...
by Torvaun
Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 316822

Re: Team Fortress 2

I've had a kukri since before TF2 came out, because it's fucking useful. Probably 90% of using it has been splitting firewood, though.
by Torvaun
Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13193
Views: 1218957

Re: Today I Learned

I'd much rather have some sort of pill than have to have a needle jammed anywhere near that region. But hey, I'm not having sex, my vote really doesn't count for much.
by Torvaun
Tue May 31, 2011 2:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2530288

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

How do you get rid of the fear? The things I could do if it weren't holding me back...
by Torvaun
Wed May 25, 2011 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2530288

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

That doesn't mean it's wrong. If, generally speaking, Fox News commenters actually are racist, anti-Semitic hypocrites, then why not call a spade a spade?
by Torvaun
Mon May 23, 2011 3:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2530288

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Goddamn you. You have absolutely no idea how fucking lucky you are that I have absolutely iron self control. If I didn't have more important plans for my future, I would stab you in the face, trundle you into your trunk, and slag the whole thing down to a puddle of steel and aluminum and dross.
by Torvaun
Fri May 20, 2011 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 327411

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Indeed. I bet I could fab one for well under 5.
by Torvaun
Thu May 19, 2011 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who shares a bed with you?
Replies: 98
Views: 7663

Re: Who shares a bed with you?

Boshtet, the laptop.
by Torvaun
Thu May 19, 2011 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2530288

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Remember to pronounce Oregon oh-reh-gawn. That way, you spread seething rage to other people, and there's less left in the world for you. Emotions are a zero-sum game.
by Torvaun
Sun May 15, 2011 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2530288

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

For a second I actually thought your mother went to a doctor, and at some point he pulled a gun on her. That would definitely, unquestionably exlain your mother's reluctance to see a doctor. Would have cured the hiccups instantly, though. Constipation too, I wager. It's 'fight or flight', not 'figh...
by Torvaun
Sun May 15, 2011 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2530288

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Deva wrote:
I Am Raven wrote:For a second I actually thought your mother went to a doctor, and at some point he pulled a gun on her. That would definitely, unquestionably exlain your mother's reluctance to see a doctor.

Would have cured the hiccups instantly, though.

Constipation too, I wager.
by Torvaun
Tue May 10, 2011 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2530288

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Well, football (US style) is too violent. Baseball doesn't work as it is divided into 9ths. Hockey into 3rds. Football (world style) into halves... I was out of options with sports metaphors to work with. Basketball won by default. It's the end of the first day in the test match, with the batting s...
by Torvaun
Fri May 06, 2011 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13193
Views: 1218957

Re: Today I Learned

Oregonaut wrote:I haven't used mine in forever.

Really? Because I discharge urine every day. Either we have different ideas of what it means to use a penis, or you are a non-peeing cyborg sent from the future to kill us all. THOSE ARE THE ONLY TWO OPTIONS!
by Torvaun
Fri May 06, 2011 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2530288

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

Why am I not allowed to set people on fire for being horrible human beings? I could even deal with a non-damaging fire. Just wreathe them in flames that never go out, and do nothing but show the world that this person was a big enough jerk that someone felt they needed to be set on fire. We could ca...
by Torvaun
Thu May 05, 2011 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2530288

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

existentialpanda wrote:I discovered today that question 7 on the biology midterm I took Sunday does not stop at letter E. It, in fact, goes to letter K.

This becomes really amusing if you're geeky enough to automatically do alphanumeric substitution to bare letters.
by Torvaun
Wed May 04, 2011 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2530288

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

This is the best part of life without insurance, you get to make decisions about whether you want to be healthy or have no money and collectors calling every day.

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