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by protocoach
Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Quality clothing/style for skinny males(with fedoras)
Replies: 40
Views: 7981

Re: Quality clothing/style for skinny males(with fedoras)

Yes, no baggy. My recommendation would be a solid color (fairly dark) button down shirt with a pair of nice looking jeans as described above. You can roll up the sleeves of your shirt if you're feeling casual. To the person who suggested a polo shirt with a tie: DEAR GOD, WHY!?!?! Speaking as a gir...
by protocoach
Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:29 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20286
Views: 1196492

Re: Ban the person above you

Banned because I can drink and type one-handedle.
by protocoach
Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:27 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Super Smash Bros.
Replies: 1074
Views: 91483

Re: Super Smash Bros.

Ooooh, Ridley gonna get owned... I've recently discovered the unpredictable ownage that is Wario Nah, Wario's no good. His attack's are powerful, but he's so slow and he's got such a shot rang that anyone who fights ihim who;s got any sense of distance whatsoever has a dece shot of taking him down,...
by protocoach
Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 342684

Re: The drnuk thread

Weeeeeee! I;ve been deliberately avoiding these and all other forums since I got back to college because let's be honest, the only reason I need you fucks is when I;m bored during the fucking summer. THIS is seventeenish shots in. Lost count when girlfridn of guy was competing aginst yelled at me &q...
by protocoach
Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Past and Present: which is preferable to people?
Replies: 53
Views: 5556

Re: Past and Present: which is preferable to people?

Uh, Harold Hadraada? Egil Skallagrimson? Ivar? Halfdan? Guthrum? Erik Bloodaxe? Eric the Red? I'd use my skill with weapons to win gold, glory, women, land, etc. Edit: And maybe life isn't supposed to be easy. In hard times the real you (you as any everyone) shines through. Okay, so there were some...
by protocoach
Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama, McCain fight over income and elitism again
Replies: 69
Views: 6113

Re: Obama, McCain fight over income and elitism again

One question about that graph: why does the Obama rate jump from -1,9 to -2.1 then back down to -1.8 at the $66355 to $111645? Seems that the bulge messes with the tax cut going up as income goes down. Am I just missing something about tax policy here? (Of course, a small bulge is still much better...
by protocoach
Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Persuade an American Swing Voter
Replies: 179
Views: 14365

Re: Persuade an American Swing Voter

Who should I vote for in the upcoming presidential election and why? Well, I think that whether you are looking at it from a theological perspective, or a scientific perspective answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade. I'll give you a hint: Not the guy that said th...
by protocoach
Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anyone Seen Breach?
Replies: 9
Views: 1534

Re: Anyone Seen Breach?

I liked Breach a lot. Chris Cooper is fantastic, and the film itself is a great tense, intelligent story. There's just enough little bits of humor here and there ("Is this job stressing you out?" "Uh, yeah, some." "Pray more.") and the fact that it's a true story makes ...
by protocoach
Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fishing boats attempt to break Israeli blockade
Replies: 31
Views: 2961

Re: Fishing boats attempt to break Israeli blockade

It's like some kind of collective punishment for all of the people because of the actions of the minority, the "terrorists." More like some kind of collective punishment for a nation that chose to willingly elect a terrorist organization to be their government, to represent their nation a...
by protocoach
Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Death Race
Replies: 34
Views: 3849

Re: Death Race

I like Statham when he's playing the one character he can play: London criminal. Anything other than that and the fact that he still has that raging accent, even when he's not supposed to be British is annoying. That said, this was a decent mindless action flick. Nothing more, nothing less. Similar ...
by protocoach
Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Past and Present: which is preferable to people?
Replies: 53
Views: 5556

Re: Past and Present: which is preferable to people?

Uh, Harold Hadraada? Egil Skallagrimson? Ivar? Halfdan? Guthrum? Erik Bloodaxe? Eric the Red? I'd use my skill with weapons to win gold, glory, women, land, etc. Edit: And maybe life isn't supposed to be easy. In hard times the real you (you as any everyone) shines through. Okay, so there were some...
by protocoach
Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Things that make you giggle about language.
Replies: 27
Views: 5155

Re: Things that make you giggle about language.

The potential for ambiguity is part of the joy of English - the fact that you can leave it until the very last syllable in the sentence to (partially) collapse the meaning allows delay to play a large part in our humour. Analogously, triples just plain wouldn't work if the funny one was at the begi...
by protocoach
Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: When did physical pain become the the ultimate "bad thing"?
Replies: 47
Views: 5334

Re: When did physical pain become the the ultimate "bad thing"?

The real question you're asking there is: Does a violation of my personal domain (Inclusive of property rights, and hereby being termed Sovereignty) enable me to violate the sovereignty the person violating my sovereignty? Our society, in the greater part of the western world, says No, you are not ...
by protocoach
Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:42 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Past and Present: which is preferable to people?
Replies: 53
Views: 5556

Re: Past and Present: which is preferable to people?

Is it really even a question? People live longer, healthier lives, have more money, and are able to do what they want now. In the past, life was worse. That's what the present wants you to think. Truth is, good clean tribal living (as was common circa 10,000+ years ago) is a lot less work with a lo...
by protocoach
Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:38 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How do I forge an elite?
Replies: 78
Views: 11301

Re: How do I forge an elite?

You know anyone that's enlisted? You can make a lot of changes in someone pretty late in life if you know what you're doing. I know quite a few of them, but medium improvements in physical fitness and obedience is not what I would call an elite. And all due respect to the people in the Armed Forces...
by protocoach
Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How do I forge an elite?
Replies: 78
Views: 11301

Re: How do I forge an elite?

I'm going to have to think a little more about the second option, but the first is pretty simple. You'd do something like in the Tom Strong comics. First, you breed for athletic and mental ability. Marry smart people to insanely physically talented people. Raise the kids in an environment where you...
by protocoach
Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How do I forge an elite?
Replies: 78
Views: 11301

Re: How do I forge an elite?

I'm going to have to think a little more about the second option, but the first is pretty simple. You'd do something like in the Tom Strong comics. First, you breed for athletic and mental ability. Marry smart people to insanely physically talented people. Raise the kids in an environment where you ...
by protocoach
Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Past and Present: which is preferable to people?
Replies: 53
Views: 5556

Re: Past and Present: which is preferable to people?

Is it really even a question? People live longer, healthier lives, have more money, and are able to do what they want now. In the past, life was worse. That's what the present wants you to think. Truth is, good clean tribal living (as was common circa 10,000+ years ago) is a lot less work with a lo...
by protocoach
Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who owns a suit?
Replies: 70
Views: 7440

Re: Who owns a suit?

I own a suit. Purely for necessary events - funerals and weddings. I hate wearing suits. Long torso and stumpy legs plus a heavy build means that suits don't work well on me. I'm a t-shirt, shorts, and flip-flops guy.
by protocoach
Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:22 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: College
Replies: 33
Views: 3570

Re: College

It's been said a few times, but it's worth it to say it again: get to know your professors. College professors are generally extremely intelligent people with contacts everywhere , who are unfortunately used to being disappointed by some of the students they work with. If you show up to class, parti...
by protocoach
Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Beijing Olympics
Replies: 174
Views: 12971

Re: Beijing Olympics

According to the commentary in Australia, Bolt had only run one 100m race in his life before this year. Quite impressive. In other news, I feel sorry for Asafa Powell. He runs so fast, just not when there are medals on the line. Also, I missed the 100m semis; what happened to Tyson Gay? He finished...
by protocoach
Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Orson Scott Card has feelings on gay marriage
Replies: 136
Views: 11328

Re: Orson Scott Card has feelings on gay marriage

Ok, this is in response to Jauss, but I'd like to get something out of the way first. And cue the shitstorm in 3...2...1... :) Can we please stop this kind of stuff? "Cue flamewar", "Cue shitstorm"; it's an intellectually dishonest and somewhat morally bankrupt way of preemptivel...
by protocoach
Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hey guys! I'm gonna be a dad!
Replies: 41
Views: 5843

Re: Hey guys! I'm gonna be a dad!

On the one hand, I'm sorry for the loss; it was obvious how excited you were about it. On the other hand...in the end, it might be for the best. Delaying children until you're a little older will dramatically increase the chances that both you and eventually the children succeed and live better, hap...
by protocoach
Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Is XKCD forum going in circles?
Replies: 34
Views: 2904

Re: Is XKCD forum is going boring?

I believe the complaint is the elitist attitude, not the subject matter as such; about the general coolness that we think we have in comparison to other unintelligent people. And indeed that seems a valid complaint, if one tough to avoid. When people with knowledge that not everyone has group toget...
by protocoach
Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Past and Present: which is preferable to people?
Replies: 53
Views: 5556

Re: Past and Present: which is preferable to people?

Quality of life is good and all, but what about happiness? Suicide rates are going up across the board. Explain that , present-lovers! Uh...could we get a citation for that? Because the data I'm seeing, from the CDC's NCHS, is that they've stayed fairly constant, at least through '05. Male Suicide ...
by protocoach
Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13421
Views: 1748194

Re: Today You Learned

Still can't kill people by wanting it.
by protocoach
Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Orson Scott Card has feelings on gay marriage
Replies: 136
Views: 11328

Re: Orson Scott Card has feelings on gay marriage

Gay rights is a much larger issue and marriage is a very loosely defined social concept with limited actual advantages. Yeah, I'm gonna have to go with [citation needed] here. Marriage conveys a lot of advantages on the people involved; everything from your tax bracket to hospital visitation rights...
by protocoach
Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3532651

Re: Rant Thread

Fuck U.S. Bank straight to hell. First, they wouldn't accept my tuition check, because instead of being made out to [my name], it was made out to [my name] c/o [mother's name], trustee. (Yes, I'm a rich bastard, but the trust isn't very big, it was just the best way for my parents to save my college...
by protocoach
Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Favorite Foreign Language Films
Replies: 61
Views: 6651

Re: Favorite Foreign Language Films

It's cliched as hell, of course, but any pairing of Kurosawa-Mifune or Herzog-Kinski is pure gold.

Specifically, I love Rashoman from the first and Fitzcarraldo from the second. I actually threatened my roommate with bodily harm if he didn't sit down and watch Rashoman.
by protocoach
Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Orson Scott Card has feelings on gay marriage
Replies: 136
Views: 11328

Re: Orson Scott Card has feelings on gay marriage

I don't remember Achilles being genetically altered. He just had a gimp leg that was later fixed. Bean sees things differently from Ender, that's expected, but I don't see any manipulation. If anything, I thought he had a case of hero worship for Ender. Achilles was the main reason that I disliked ...
by protocoach
Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Past and Present: which is preferable to people?
Replies: 53
Views: 5556

Re: Past and Present: which is preferable to people?

Well I often hear people complaining about how something was better in the past, so I was simply curious if people thought the past was better or if it was just very specific things they preferred. Of course we're better off now than hundreds of years ago, but what do people think relative to just ...
by protocoach
Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: How many pull ups can you do?
Replies: 100
Views: 11766

Re: How many pull ups can you do?

Just one. I started playing guard and tackle on the OL when I was 9 years old, and ever since then, my body weight has outpaced my arm strength dramatically. I'm actually working on that right now, because I'm still carrying way too much football weight a year after finishing my playing days. I've g...
by protocoach
Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 349222

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

I also associate names of fictional characters I like with good names. Unfortunately, reading speculative fiction doesn't help with good naming. I refuse to be the type who would name their kids Bilbo, Drizz't, Galadriel and Mononoke. I do the same thing, but fortunately, the stuff I read/watch has...
by protocoach
Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Past and Present: which is preferable to people?
Replies: 53
Views: 5556

Re: Past and Present: which is preferable to people?

Is it really even a question? People live longer, healthier lives, have more money, and are able to do what they want now. In the past, life was worse.
by protocoach
Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Baffling moments in movies (and tv-series)
Replies: 25
Views: 3954

Re: Baffling moments in movies (and tv-series)


I hate you so very very much.

Goodbye everyone. I'll be back in a year or so.
by protocoach
Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music you grew up with - Music You'll always love/hate
Replies: 98
Views: 26217

Re: Music you grew up with - Music You'll always love/hate

There's a special place in my heart for the songs from "The Music Man", despite not having watched it in a decade, and I still quote it from time to time (especially the poolhouse song) and I can still sing most of "76 Trombones". I was also raised, to some degree, on the Beatles...
by protocoach
Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 282166

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

John Ringo writes really, really terrible books. Political philosophy for five year olds mixed in with violence and pornography does not a masterpiece make.
by protocoach
Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Softer World xkcd parody
Replies: 101
Views: 12532

Re: A Softer World xkcd parody

But in xkcd, those props tend to come in the form of a male's romantic attraction. [citation still needed] Didn't Jack say he was going to hand you a banhammer slap for one more [citation needed] post? That said, I'm pretty sure the ones they're thinking of would probably be: http://xkcd.com/150/ h...
by protocoach
Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0462: "Freemanic Paracusia"
Replies: 122
Views: 31011

Re: "Freemanic Paracusia" Discussion

Randall, get out of my head. I was watching the Olympics, and they had a cutaway wherein Morgan Freeman congratulated Michael Phelps for his accomplishments, and I publicly announced that when I made my millions, I would hire Morgan Freeman to narrate my life. I think I'd prefer Jeremy Irons, but M...
by protocoach
Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A Softer World xkcd parody
Replies: 101
Views: 12532

Re: A Softer World xkcd parody

Hmm. I needed some time to think about your post, and about what exactly it is that I'm trying to say. I hope my response isn't too incomprehensible. Yes, I agree that women who fight hard deserve respect and admiration for the struggles they go through. I'm not saying that they shouldn't be recogn...

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