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by trickster721
Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:40 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Characters you've fallen in love with
Replies: 195
Views: 27440

Re: Characters you've fallen in love with

Aleril wrote:I am 1% gay for him.

And he's got at least the other 99% covered, so it works out perfectly.
by trickster721
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Opening Lines
Replies: 79
Views: 32703

Re: Opening Lines

The Axe Boy lived downstairs.
by trickster721
Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bush: Obama'd attack Pakistan and embrace Ahmadinejad
Replies: 19
Views: 2320

Re: Bush: Obama'd attack Pakistan and embrace Ahmadinejad

Foreign policy thing?

And that Obama, he uses high-falootin words like "position". He thinks he's better than you and me!

Why the hell is he commenting on the Democratic primary to begin with? Are we to understand that Bush just endorsed Hillary Clinton?
by trickster721
Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: I Also Have a "Mad Schedule"- Losing Weight?
Replies: 8
Views: 1898

Re: I Also Have a "Mad Schedule"- Losing Weight?

The only way you lose weight is by eating fewer calories than you burn. Eating healthy will make you healthier, not thinner.

So it should actually save you time.
by trickster721
Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Best Television Show
Replies: 50
Views: 5195

Re: Best Television Show

Star Trek: The Next Generation expressed Roddenberry's vision better than the Original Series, and was generally just a better show in every way.

There. I said it.
by trickster721
Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Distributing Condoms in School
Replies: 205
Views: 17035

Re: Distributing Condoms in School

One of the more valuable things that a teacher can do for a student is show them how to form an opinion. An informed choice about what to believe or what to do. So people need help from a teacher in order to form their own original opinions? And the first human learned basic reasoning directly from...
by trickster721
Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:31 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Do you pay / should you pay for internet?
Replies: 70
Views: 9320

Re: Do you pay / should you pay for internet?

ekzrated wrote:Considering that most internet providers get their main revenue from advertising

If you're getting banner ads from your ISP, it might be time to think about looking for a new provider. Maybe one with a street address instead of a post office box.
by trickster721
Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Distributing Condoms in School
Replies: 205
Views: 17035

Re: Distributing Condoms in School

When your population is critically ignorant of science, you mandate science classes. When your population is critically ignorant of sex, you mandate sex ed. Assuming, of course, that "you" know what's best for everyone to know better than they do. There also seems to be the danger that th...
by trickster721
Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: God dammit America
Replies: 90
Views: 7152

Re: God dammit America

And of course there are no morons in Australia running internet legislation committees or anything like that.
by trickster721
Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Get out of high school free?
Replies: 47
Views: 6358

Re: Get out of high school free?

TheAmazingRando wrote:just struggle through high school. Everybody does it

The best reason to do anything, of course.
by trickster721
Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Incredibly Lonely... Is This Normal?
Replies: 88
Views: 6789

Re: Incredibly Lonely... Is This Normal?

I used to get depressed when I was a teenager. Once, I went and sat in a graveyard on a wet cloudy day, all poetical-like. After sitting there for about an hour, here are the conclusions I came to. ⋅ It was really cold and wet there. ⋅ Everybody there was dead. ⋅ I was ...
by trickster721
Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Reasonable accomodation
Replies: 24
Views: 2563

Re: Reasonable accomodation

Pedophiles, for example, are discriminated against because their right to live their sexual orientation Back that right up. Pedophilia is not a sexual orientation. Sexual orientation refers to gender, and pedophilia is a psychological disorder in which someone finds all adults to be sexually threat...
by trickster721
Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Do you pay / should you pay for internet?
Replies: 70
Views: 9320

Re: Do you pay / should you pay for internet?

Should you break the encryption on other people's WAN? Like, you're asking for a moral justification, having to do with free culture or something? Because no.

Anyway, to promote that free culture, you need a stable connection.
by trickster721
Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Text size is text size
Replies: 30
Views: 2024

Re: Text size is text size

It's an optical illusion caused by the sheer weight of the the discourse here. You can compensate for it in IE or Firefox with View -> Text Size.
by trickster721
Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Some Very Precise Anchors
Replies: 69
Views: 5657

Re: Some Very Precise Anchors

I remember seeing a Discovery channel show years ago about ships that just went around patching cables all day. I think the two redundant cables happening to break at the same time and knocking out India was the story, and since then they've just been reporting every normal disruption like it's news.
by trickster721
Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Distributing Condoms in School
Replies: 205
Views: 17035

Re: Distributing Condoms in School

Yeah, you just briefly fell back on "more sex is worse anyway" when people started attacking "condoms will cause more unsafe sex" with actual data. We understand. They're both wrong, so it doesn't matter.
by trickster721
Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Distributing Condoms in School
Replies: 205
Views: 17035

Re: Distributing Condoms in School

Where do you live that it's illegal for teenagers under the age of consent to have sex with each other? There are states like Idaho where it is illegal. Seems to me that it doesn't specify either way . It's clearly a blue law, in any case. I assume that it is actually illegal to rape a male in Idaho.
by trickster721
Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Characters you've fallen in love with
Replies: 195
Views: 27440

Re: Re:

Zohar wrote:I remember watching an Actor's Studio with Hugh Laurie and before he talked I was praying to myself "Please be witty! Please be witty!" and I was very pleased to find out that yes, he was witty in real life. :-)

Quite witty, indeed. Now if we can just get Stephen Fry a series...
by trickster721
Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Distributing Condoms in School
Replies: 205
Views: 17035

Re: Distributing Condoms in School

So basically this proposal means that government money will be spent to make sure that people can commit a crime (statutory rape) and get away with no repercussions. First I've heard of it. Where do you live that it's illegal for teenagers under the age of consent to have sex with each other? And w...
by trickster721
Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Found your own commune!
Replies: 60
Views: 3371

Re: Found your own commune!

Robin S wrote:How would you decide on whether to allow prospective new members to join?

That's exactly the problem with these things, they're not growth oriented.

Anyway, anarcho-collectivism is clearly the way to go. Seize the means of production! Put it in the hands of whoever happens to be standing nearby!
by trickster721
Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Distributing Condoms in School
Replies: 205
Views: 17035

Re: Distributing Condoms in School

The main question here seems to be whether sex with a condom is a gateway drug that leads to crazed meth orgies. I'm voting no. I'm not saying it's a gateway drug of any sort, I'm saying that, in all of the previous examples, when we have x number of people who don't have sex, but would with free c...
by trickster721
Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.
Replies: 239
Views: 54279

Re: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.

Danielewski saying it doesn't make it true. Houseofleaves.com was registered september 1999, and the book was published in march 2000. Publishing takes a while, so that doesn't leave any time for a mysterious web manuscript to gather a following before the book was already finished and being printed...
by trickster721
Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:25 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Distributing Condoms in School
Replies: 205
Views: 17035

Re: Distributing Condoms in School

The main question here seems to be whether sex with a condom is a gateway drug that leads to crazed meth orgies. I'm voting no. But I can see how it would seem that way to somebody who had an awed, cartoonish perspective of all sexual activity. I can't imagine a school actually having to pay for con...
by trickster721
Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)
Replies: 384
Views: 105208

Re: A Question of Protocol

Stop reading the medical database, Barkley.
by trickster721
Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.
Replies: 239
Views: 54279

Re: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.

Nothing is real but the book itself. There are no other editions. It was never on the internet.
by trickster721
Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:53 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Myst
Replies: 148
Views: 25309

Re: Myst

Motherfucker. They're also shutting down the servers, which they promised not to do even if they stopped buying new content, because they're fucking liars. There's a version of the server for the fans to run, and an active mod community from before, I imagine all that will be turned back on now. Wha...
by trickster721
Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:26 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Prison Break
Replies: 7
Views: 1526

Re: Prison Break

I read an interesting interview with James Marsters who explained that after Buffy, he really wanted to get on a procedural Law & Order type show, because the characters are always actually doing something rather than standing near a kitchen sink and discussing their relationships. Lost and show...
by trickster721
Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lolita: The Bed for Six-Year-Old Girls
Replies: 74
Views: 10916

Re: Lolita: The Bed for Six-Year-Old Girls

They may have been copy-catting this expensive mod design bed for adults. I can sort of understand it, if someone just knew that Lolita was some sort of jail-bait bombshell without understanding that the book involved actual underage sex. It certainly has a more nuanced meaning in real life than it ...
by trickster721
Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:53 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Strong Female Protagonists
Replies: 101
Views: 19132

Re: Strong Female Protagonists

Francesca Lia Block is a magic realist who strews adjectives and rose petals all over the floor and rolls around in them, while wearing a torn lace wedding dress and goth boots, but if you can stomach it she's actually quite solid and unique. She gets very vauge or abstract sometimes, but you never ...
by trickster721
Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Haruki Murakami
Replies: 91
Views: 76785

Re: Haruki Murakami

Hmm. I'm nervous about translations, but from what I've been hearing I'm going to have to check him out.

Does anybody know if there's some new book or something that's caused this surge of western attention? Or did it just... happen? Or did it not happen at all, and I'm just seeing patterns again?
by trickster721
Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Five weeks in Wisconsin as an exchange student
Replies: 160
Views: 7613

Re: Five weeks in Wisconsin as an exchange student

Making sure people can hear your accent in situations like shopping might be a good idea, since until you speak everybody is going to be nervously wondering if you're gay. Americans don't actually think Europeans are gay. It's just hard to tell the difference. We don't really have ceremonial gifts o...
by trickster721
Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:04 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: An Official English Language
Replies: 23
Views: 4069

Re: An Official English Language

I'm not actually going to read that, but thank you for putting it in a way that those people can understand.
by trickster721
Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Frozen Grand Central Station
Replies: 20
Views: 2637

Re: Frozen Grand Central Station

Wow. I saw the Best Buy and Moebius ones a while ago, and those were really cool, but this one is just amazing. It looks like they've got a lot more people now. Another nice thing about this is that it demonstrates that it's still possible for a group of people to do something cryptic in public with...
by trickster721
Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Tear-jerkers (merged: Fictional Tears)
Replies: 107
Views: 12399

Re: Tear-jerkers

If there was ever an argument for the existence of real vulgarity, for a perspective so soulless that it can't be redeemed by artistry, it's Requiem for a Dream. Absolute pornography. Uhh... what? Care to explain why you think that? I don't see what's to explain. It's a film about cartoonishly grue...
by trickster721
Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: What's wrong with flipping burgers?
Replies: 42
Views: 4710

Re: What's wrong with flipping burgers?

In the particular case of fast food, the buisness is really designed to be run by a high turnover part time staff. If it seems like the conditions are so bad that nobody could work there very long, it's because they're not supposed to. A Burger King couldn't operate the way it does, otherwise. Gener...
by trickster721
Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Myst
Replies: 148
Views: 25309

Re: Myst

I bought the Myst Reader the other day and finished the Book of Atrus. I love how the end fits in so neatly with the beginning of the game Myst, down to the monologue Atrus gives at the beginning. I was 'squeeing' mightily! xD Isn't it just awesome? You should check out Uru and Myst 5, if you haven...
by trickster721
Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.
Replies: 239
Views: 54279

Re: House of omgwhyamIturningmybook Leaves.

House of Leaves. I flipped through Only Revolutions at the store for about twenty seconds and then put it back on the shelf for good.
by trickster721
Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:58 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: TV Capture cards
Replies: 4
Views: 1138

Re: TV Capture cards

They're usually called TV "tuner" cards, there are a ton of them to choose from now, and I think almost all of them work with digital cable. It will say in the product description if it supports digital or just analog. As long as your cable service doesn't use those key cards in the boxes,...
by trickster721
Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Microsoft to buy Yahoo
Replies: 37
Views: 2458

Re: Microsoft to buy Yahoo

Good, now instead of not using two major search engines I'll only have to not use one. :lol: I prefer to look at it as the death of Yahoo and an admission from Microsoft that their own web portal is terrible. There was an "internet expert" on NPR talking about how this signaled the monopo...
by trickster721
Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Literacy
Replies: 52
Views: 4440

Re: Literacy

Now, a similar book from 1940. Let's Look Around, from Macmillan. For seventh or eighth graders. I want to see some evidence that it is for 7th and 8th graders please. My copy is stamped "Frank Ashely Day Junior High School". I agree that it seems suspicious, but even as an elementary boo...

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