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by livelyness
Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:37 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: What is/was your college GPA?
Replies: 64
Views: 10248

Re: What is/was your college GPA?

When I transfered schools recently my GPA went down because the school counts keeps track of - and +. I don't understand why a school would do this since there isn't a universal and steadfast way of grading across schools. It seems like there would be an overall detrimental effect on GPA, which in t...
by livelyness
Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:09 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Glee goes Political?
Replies: 31
Views: 5992

Re: Glee goes Political?

I apologize for not explaining my terminology, Ms.Krayzer, as it seems you didn't understand what I said. It's a loathsome habit that I should try to correct in the future. Mr. Silver, I wouldn't disagree that Glee's political 'agenda' smacks of the moderate brand. What I should have called attenti...
by livelyness
Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The great andorran novel
Replies: 1
Views: 873

The great andorran novel

Hey there I'm trying to find a novel from Andorra. (could also be some poetry or other literature but a novel is preferable) I would really prefer an English translation but might be able to get by with Spanish...barely... if it was short enough... even then... I really would prefer an English trans...
by livelyness
Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:41 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you like that no one else has heard of
Replies: 88
Views: 20633

Re: Books you like that no one else has heard of

Wanted to voice a second for "name of the wind" Very well crafted book. The first person element was also an incredibly well thought out touch.
by livelyness
Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Internet is socially conservative
Replies: 69
Views: 6515

Re: The Internet is socially conservative

But according to you (and I think this is one of the social norms I was talking about) then expressing an opinion and arguing means you aren't open to new ideas, and that is absolute rubbish. The concept that 'nobody knows anything' is sort of an Internet meme and one of the reasons why Wikipedia i...
by livelyness
Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: F-bomb in PG-13 Movies
Replies: 56
Views: 11111

Re: F-bomb in PG-13 Movies

Its all studio bull anyway. If the studio lobies for a PG-13 rating they will let it slide or at least say exactly what you need to fix it. Independants just get a this is what it is goodbye.
by livelyness
Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Absolute Morality
Replies: 67
Views: 6951

Re: Absolute Morality

Absolute morality is a pretty concept You pop out of the womb and you get your list of rules and how you should react in every situation. You never have to think for yourself. There are no issues that you have to struggle with. There's a definitive answer for you whenever you might feel confused. Y...
by livelyness
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Absolute Morality
Replies: 67
Views: 6951

Re: Absolute Morality

Looking at that again, it raises the question: is there a perfect morality that maybe we can't quite reach, either in our actions or in our minds, something we just can't comprehend? Maybe that's a useless question to ask, if we can't even understand the morality if it's there, but I'd say it bears...
by livelyness
Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Absolute Morality
Replies: 67
Views: 6951

Re: Absolute Morality

I know that I'm in the minority here, but I think that there is an absolute morale. First let me preface that I don't even pretend to know what it is, I have faith that we're more or less on the right course with love one another, as someone mentioned earlier, but I cannot by nature of our time in t...
by livelyness
Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Good films with girls
Replies: 49
Views: 5591

Re: Good films with girls

Somebody mentioned Judy Dench but I thought I'd throw out notes on a scandal in particular. Also Hard Candy. The wachoski brothers did that lesbian film noir, I just can't remember the name of it. The Queen. Elizabeth. What I would suggest is following a few of the stronger actresses. Hepburn, Blanc...
by livelyness
Sun May 18, 2008 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Marijuana
Replies: 172
Views: 25816

Re: Marijuana

I'm in agreement with those who don't think that legilzation should be anywhere near the top of a legislative agenda, there are so many bigger issues than getting wasted. For one, it isn't hard to get now, 30% of adults somke out. I'm also not convinced that legilization would work as a major tax bo...
by livelyness
Sun May 18, 2008 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: SF bay area June/July meetup and April 20th meetup
Replies: 67
Views: 8220

Re: SF bay area June/July meetup and April 20th meetup

Is the plan to be at lake merrit again, or is it going to be a little more south bay? I think I may be attending either way, but have a show that evening and will have to figure out how to flex my schedule a bit more.
by livelyness
Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: I feel like my friend is joining a cult (homeopathy)
Replies: 61
Views: 12996

Re: I feel like my friend is joining a cult (homeopathy)

Maybe, and i might just get shot for this, turn him on to some of the better alternative medical practices. Now before you slam me I'm not saying anything beats a trip to the doctor but there are some supplemental things that certainly do more good than homeopathy. It certainly would be a lot easier...
by livelyness
Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Welfare State
Replies: 261
Views: 17092

Re: The Welfare State

Hey guys, i think Social Darwinism is a good idea. *braces for impact* You're right. Of course we're to the point of rising and falling as a society, not as individuals in it. Lets not have a society based on independence, freedom, and some all around decent values go down the crapper just because ...
by livelyness
Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Welfare State
Replies: 261
Views: 17092

Re: The Welfare State

I think we can compare just fine, sure there are differences, but as number six pointed out not as many as you would think, And I think criminal is a perfectly apt description when you consider for instance, that .6 percent of the population has aids not all of them have insurance and we aren't doin...
by livelyness
Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Welfare State
Replies: 261
Views: 17092

Re: The Welfare State

The comments on oil was directed at previous posts. It was more of a statement that the government of Norway gains a huge amount of it's funding from oil / gas reserves.... as such it has significantly more funding to spend ON welfare. As such I'm not sure if it counts as a case for "massive we...
by livelyness
Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Literacy
Replies: 52
Views: 5177

Re: Literacy

terrible spelling sure, but terrible grammer? I have never encountered that from a high school student. Me and my friends experiment alot with grammers for fun. But if you are able to speak with other people then your grammer knowledge is most likely fine Shouldn't that be my friends and I experime...
by livelyness
Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Alternative Slavery
Replies: 71
Views: 6182

Re: Alternative Slavery

Your amending your original position I think the term "selling yourself into slavery" implies that getting money from the deal is involved. a couple thousand in the bank The minimum wage for 3 years of slavery is definitely worth more than $2,000. Much more. I think the real question I am...
by livelyness
Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Welfare State
Replies: 261
Views: 17092

Re: The Welfare State

You talk about Oil like it is the all or nothing for Norway, and well to some extent your right. It makes up a third of their exports (not 1/2) but it does allow them to enjoy the third highest GDP per capita in the world. (55,000) However, United States is still in the top ten at 47,000. Why is it ...
by livelyness
Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Alternative Slavery
Replies: 71
Views: 6182

Re: Alternative Slavery

Your amending your original position to make it far less like slavery but it doesn't make it really any more right. The main change you've made as far as I can tell is the addition of a wage, which would be paid in full upon your exit of the term of slavery. While this may seem like a sweet deal, it...
by livelyness
Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Job Hunting
Replies: 29
Views: 4118

Re: Job Hunting

The one thing that I haven't seen really addressed here is volume. I'm an actor, and that means, in addition to whatever I can get to pay the bills I have six or seven other jobs in a year. I'm not too far into the professional world yet, (I'm going to finish my degrees first) but once I am, for eve...
by livelyness
Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:29 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Alternative Slavery
Replies: 71
Views: 6182

Re: Alternative Slavery

As others have said this already happens in much of the world. The problem, without any regards to the huge moral issue is a very simple one. A slave has not had to pay for room and board for the past length of time, all of a sudden they find themselves, with no job and no roof, they quickly go into...
by livelyness
Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:48 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 96617

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

Santana didn't write Black Magic Woman. It's not an opinion but its unpopular as hell.
Also Fleetwood Mac's original kicks ass, as does any of their stuff sans rumors.
by livelyness
Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Monty Python
Replies: 22
Views: 3650

Re: Monty Python

I love them all, but the vote goes to Life of Brian. This really is the only one that for me really tries to tell a story. The show is of course entirely sketch, Meaning of life is basically the same, and so is to a far lesser extent Holy Grail. In Grail the overall story is often sacrificed in the ...
by livelyness
Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: favorite dungeons and dragons class
Replies: 142
Views: 14665

Re: favorite dungeons and dragons class

to fix the confusion, you guys are talking about different versions of unearthed arcana. Most are talking about the new one, which is a compilation of house rules, the one guy I think is talking about a first edition version that came out back in 1985. It was an expansion, much more towards the DMG2...
by livelyness
Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Give me Vampires!
Replies: 34
Views: 4782

Re: Give me Vampires!

There is also the original and the Spanish version. Filmed with the same set. The Spanish version looks way creepier, because they would look at what the American version had just shot earlier in the day and say "how can we make this better?" only I'd assume they'd say it in Spanish.
by livelyness
Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Netflix Anyone
Replies: 24
Views: 3546

Re: Netflix Anyone

Yeah I too was uninspired by their foreign and Indie sections, but the documentry section and the tv section are really what its all about. I'm going through Dexter right now which is a blast, but have watched Born into Brothels, An Unreasonable Man, Super Size Me, Maxed out, Spellbound, and a bunch...
by livelyness
Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: favorite dungeons and dragons class
Replies: 142
Views: 14665

Re: favorite dungeons and dragons class

My favorite has got to be bard. I started out in a group of min maxers and I still largely min max, but I try to not do it for combat. Perform and Diplomacy are fun at maxed out levels. More than that though I just enjoy the general feel of a bard. Someone struggling to make a name for himself, to b...
by livelyness
Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What is your favourite animal to eat?
Replies: 95
Views: 11587

Re: What is your favourite animal to eat?

I think its important to remember that part of the reason that bison, moose, and caribou are getting so many hits might be because of the natural growth process. We've all had the difference between free range and caged chickens, probably, but most people haven't had preservative free, free range, h...
by livelyness
Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Non-Fiction
Replies: 90
Views: 9955

Re: Favourite non-fiction books

antidotes for the poison of boredom, or the pestilence of flagging conversations with friends, thats what I meant... Oh but on Einstein, there was this great book I read a while back, called E=MC^2. It did a cursory examination of Einsteins life but also took a look at the science in a very non thre...
by livelyness
Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:05 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Non-Fiction
Replies: 90
Views: 9955

Re: Favourite non-fiction books

Inside, Inside by James Lipton. Really was good for the actor in me. Better written than I expected, with lots of little antidotes you'll want to tell your friends, but at the same time, its a very straightforward look at Method and the craft of acting and 200 hundred of its most successful craftsmen.
by livelyness
Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: primer
Replies: 54
Views: 11124

Re: Primer

Wow that looks fun. A second on both Sunshine and Machinist.
by livelyness
Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:29 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: If you fled the US, where would you go?
Replies: 209
Views: 23612

Re: If you fled the US, where would you go?

I don't think I could run. I mean I've thought about it. I thought about it when I was just becoming a voter and I felt our foreign policies violated both my humanitarian concerns and my own personal safety. I felt it with a greater strength after watching films like Sicko, Enron: The Smartest Guys ...
by livelyness
Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: sets, trilogies, series of books that dont get worse
Replies: 100
Views: 11551

Re: sets, trilogies, series of books that dont get worse

Shogun through Whirlwind By James Clavell
I think it is kind of up down with the series, With Shogun and King Rat by far being his best works, but still, thought it might be worth a mention, especially if you like semi-romanticized historical fiction.
by livelyness
Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Epic Music
Replies: 174
Views: 20890

Re: Epic Music

Scorpions
anything from Moments of Glory.
Big City Nights
Crossfire
Send Me An Angel
and of course Hurricane 2000
Great guitar work and Berlin Philharmonic is epic to the max!
by livelyness
Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: uh, thats jacked up (disturbing books)
Replies: 162
Views: 47448

Re: uh, thats jacked up (disturbing books)

The Rape on Nanking
also The Jungle
turns out truth is grosser than fiction.
by livelyness
Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: How do YOU eat Ramen?
Replies: 104
Views: 10190

Re: How do YOU eat Ramen?

If I have the time and want to get fancy, I toss in some lettuce and some egg (beaten) drain it and then fry it in a little veggie oil. It ain't healthy but it ends up kind of as a poor mans chow mein. Then I found instant chow mein, but I still do it sometimes... Just to be different.
by livelyness
Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2380179

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hey there guys livelyness here. xkcd, film, acting, and D&D buff here, as well as pretty much every other type of buff besides in the buff. I live in the south SF bay, and go to college for theater, but don't spell it theatre like a pretentious jerk. Thats all for now.
by livelyness
Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Underrated and Unknown movies
Replies: 161
Views: 16243

Re: Underrated and Unknown movies

Turtles Can Fly... Great Movie, almost unknown because even art houses didn't really show it. That being said I don't want to see it again. It was too depressing. Still a good movie to watch once. Also I know its gotten a pretty wide distribution over time, but if people are mentioning Brick (pretty...
by livelyness
Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Science of Sleep
Replies: 14
Views: 2868

Re: The Science of Sleep

I enjoyed the film when I saw it in theaters, back whenever, but the person I was with didn't care for it so much. They felt it was too full of its self, too slow, and too inaccessible Michel Gondry, the writer/director (same guy who did eternal sunshine of the spotless mind) is coming out with anot...

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