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by RockMuncher
Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Homophobophobia
Replies: 212
Views: 19590

In essence, I don't think I am prejudiced against anyone based on their sexual preferences, but I don't think they should have the right to be assholes/annoying/make me uncomfortable because I am straight/male etc. I also don't particularly want to see 2 guys kissing or 2 bull dykes making out sinc...
by RockMuncher
Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Homophobophobia
Replies: 212
Views: 19590

I'd imagine that the constant percentage of homosexuality in populations would be for reasons similar to why there is a constant percentage of left handedness - variation (in theory at least). Left handedness is considered an advantageous feature to have, for example, in fencing it's difficult for ...
by RockMuncher
Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games that aged well (Merge'd - Old Favorites)
Replies: 462
Views: 83568

And to add to the subject: The Fallout series Monkey Island series You beat me. I was going to mention the Monkey Island series. The Monkey Island series, the Space Quest Series and the old classic Lucasarts click adventures (Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max, etc) have aged very well. I think it ha...
by RockMuncher
Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Brag about your books!
Replies: 109
Views: 16340

I have a gorgeous edition of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, with woodcuts done by Rockwell Kent from 1937. God I love that book so much. I also have a first edition of Dr Seuss' The Seven Lady Godivas from 1939. Yay Dr. Seuss adult's only book! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Seven_Lady_Godivas
by RockMuncher
Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Lord of the Flies
Replies: 54
Views: 11695

I think the reason so many people hate it is being forced to read the fuggin' thing over and over in school, s l o w l y dissecting the incredibly obvious symbolism and trying to listen to a teacher carefully explain for the eight millionth time to the one kid that 'doesn't get it'. At least, thats ...
by RockMuncher
Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: God hates Shrimp
Replies: 34
Views: 5480

What Christians seem to forget is that Leviticus was actually outlining cleanliness rituals... and at that time, there were a lot of things that could kill you if not prepared correctly. Pork, shellfish, er ... certain sexual acts... all of which were basically described as unclean, or an abominatio...
by RockMuncher
Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Underrated and Unknown movies
Replies: 161
Views: 16450

Alisto wrote:Unknown:

Saving Face. Amazing film.


And just for the sake of rhyming "Saving Grace"

The world needs more middle aged english countrywomen growing pot, in my opinion. This movie helps.

(edit) Also, the funniest tea party scene ever. *ever*
by RockMuncher
Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Ayn Rand
Replies: 336
Views: 37527

The writing was so dull that I found myself wondering whether I'd already read the part I was in. I think Rand's repetitiveness, especially in Atlas Shrugged is the cause of that phenomenon. I know the first time reading through I had that sense of deja vu, then I just realized 'No, wait. I haven't...
by RockMuncher
Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 285413

Are you Canadian? If you are, it's because she's sold a lot of books, and the Canadian government at all levels is desperate for Cancon. If you're not, then I would like to apologize on my country's behalf. I am Canadian... I somehow missed her 'fame' as an author before being subjected to her book...
by RockMuncher
Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:26 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Favourite poem(s)?
Replies: 115
Views: 19887

1. 'Funeral Blues'/'Stop All the Clocks, Cut Off the Telephone' by W. H. Auden: I've been looking for that poem and the author for about two years now. Thanks! :D My favorites: The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock, by TS Eliot, Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came, by R. Browning, Sand and Foam, by K...
by RockMuncher
Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:55 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Ayn Rand
Replies: 336
Views: 37527

I like Rand, from what I've read. Of course, I read her books mainly for entertainment, and the rather unique (if slightly flawed and extremely repetitive) perspective of her philosophy. I like the way she seemed to have an understanding of large corporation style thinking, though she takes it to ab...
by RockMuncher
Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:45 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Book you are proudest to have finished...
Replies: 137
Views: 16223

Saul's Book , By Paul Rogers - Not because it was long, but because it was an emotionally devastating book to read, and I read it when I was relatively young. Atlas Shrugged... not the entire book. I loved the book... but I am very proud I made it through then entirety of the radio speech without l...
by RockMuncher
Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:31 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 312567

Dealing with Dragons Patricia C. Wrede I loved the entire series when I was younger. I enjoy a *very* wide range of books. A few of the books I couldn't live without: Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman Anything at all by Khalil Gibran Anything at all by Terry Pratchett Anything at all by Roald Dahl T...
by RockMuncher
Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 285413

I had to read The Handmaid's Tale twice, for two different high schools, and my hatred of it knows no bounds. I'm not sure why it garners such great reviews... maybe dystopic future worlds full of rape were fashionable at the time... maybe people read it as a deep commentary on feminism or religious...
by RockMuncher
Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Maltreatment of books
Replies: 42
Views: 6210

Other: I treat trade paperbacks casually, bending the spines and even occasionally bending corners to mark my place, but I would never, ever harm a hardcover or high quality copy of a book. Trade copies are meant to fall apart when you read them, in my opinion. High quality paperbacks and hardcovers...
by RockMuncher
Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What game has caused you to utter the most profanity?
Replies: 421
Views: 42849

I almost never swear when playing video games... swearing is reserved for work type activities. The only game I've ever really gone foul-mouthed about was God of War, in god mode. That game was so frustrating it made me want to bite the controller in half, berserker style. And now I'm working on the...
by RockMuncher
Sun Sep 16, 2007 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: America Finally Wants To Be Smart!
Replies: 64
Views: 12654

I like the idea of better fuel economy and saving money, but what happens when a smart car has a collision with a Ford F250 truck? Confetti. But seriously... Even though they're cheap and fairly fuel efficient the design seems like the lovechild of a roller skate and one of the old 80's transformer...
by RockMuncher
Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Underrated and Unknown movies
Replies: 161
Views: 16450

Ah, new addition: But I'm A Cheerleader! I went to one of the US premiers of that, in Castro (San Francisco). Most of the actors were there too. It was hilarious. Hmm... underrated or unknown: A large number of Canadian films are unknown outside of Canada, a couple of my favorites are Wilby Wonderf...
by RockMuncher
Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2422230

Small city in Ontario? Which one? Bolton (part of Caledon) It's northwest of Toronto by about 45 or 50 km. I grew up on the outskirts, so less suburb and more farm style housing. Of course, I love introduce myself threats. They are the only way to make a female-type scared to the boots of you witho...
by RockMuncher
Sat Sep 15, 2007 11:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Creepy Old Man Goes To Mars
Replies: 15
Views: 12238

I can't help but wonder, if this is a mars simulation, exactly where in space they plan on catching fish . Or how they plan on catching rainwater in space. This looks less like a simulation and more like a very ill thought out publicity stunt. Also... that is possibly the creepiest man I've seen in ...
by RockMuncher
Sat Sep 15, 2007 11:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2422230

Hello, my name is Liz, and I'm a female 24 year old college student / Emergency Medical Technician. I live in a small city just outside of San Francisco, and I'm originally from a much smaller city in Ontario. In between bouts of epic geekery, I enjoy survivalist style camping, fishing, mountain cli...

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