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by GonzoMcFonzo
Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1022570

Re: year of the drunk bobcat US Popularity contest

Tronald "Tinyhands" Dump wins Arizona, but more importantly CNN doesn't recognize a failure of democracy even when they stare it in the face. I’m watching the coverage on CNN tonight, & they seem to regard the long lines in Arizona, Idaho & Utah as kind of cute, instead of somethi...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Washington xkDC
Replies: 16
Views: 26424

Re: xkDC 2013: Washington DC meetup

Did anything ever happen with this? If not, let's make it happen. The weather's been so awesome lately, we should do something outside.
by GonzoMcFonzo
Tue May 21, 2013 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Police Powers
Replies: 30
Views: 12810

Re: Police Powers

Sometimes very suspicious people look suspicious because they are suspicious and are actually about to commit a crime of some sort. One time I saw a suspicious person loitering where no one should loiter, I crossed the street to avoid him, he followed me and mugged me. This was bad for me. I really...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Mon May 20, 2013 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Police Powers
Replies: 30
Views: 12810

Re: Police Powers

I suspect he means stopped and frisked, questioned and generally hassled. I spent much of my youth looking over my shoulder for blue lights. Having said that he may overestimates the amount of distrust the general public feels. Of course this varies in the US by race. And some people draw attention...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Mon May 20, 2013 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Police Powers
Replies: 30
Views: 12810

Re: Police Powers

Yes, sometimes police do bad things, theres a whole threat for that, and I think it seems more prevalent than it is because of the access to media we have today, I'd wager 98% of police encounters are on the level (I've been stopped by the police somewhere between 8 and 15 times and everytime I've ...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mad Men. Sexism and cigarettes abound
Replies: 23
Views: 18088

Re: Mad Men. Sexism and cigarettes abound

Watched the last season on netflix in 3 days, and it continued to be awesome. The new episodes likewise did not disappoint. I think the attention to detail, and the level of consistency from season to season is part of what really makes this show great. They all used to smoke Lucky Strikes, but now ...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Worst thing you've seen in a lab
Replies: 256
Views: 229173

Re: Worst thing you've seen in a lab

In high school chem lab we did an "alchemy" experiment (more of a demonstration really) that involved electroplating a penny with zinc to turn it 'silver' then heating it to form a brass alloy which turns the penny 'gold'. A really interesting lab, and a good one for schoolkids. There were...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Star Trek vs. Star Wars
Replies: 360
Views: 152132

Re: Star Trek vs. Star Wars

The actions taken by the Imperial fleet, in turn, make no sense, given this supposed firepower and the behavior of the shield protecting Hoth....I mean, the shield wasn't actually protecting anything at all; why did the Imperials even give a crap about it? I love how you arbitrarily decide that the...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Awesome way to make root beer floats
Replies: 28
Views: 9567

Re: Awesome way to make root beer floats

Just drink a flaming dr. pepper and then a carbomb. The booze will soothe your feelings about not getting the flavors dead on. Oh man, I haven't had a good car bomb for way too long. *makes mental note* I'll have to do that! Serious question here: Is Flaming Doctor Pepper a mixed drink? I've never ...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Star Trek vs. Star Wars
Replies: 360
Views: 152132

Re: Star Trek vs. Star Wars

This thread is like Boba Fett. Every time you think it finally died, it blows up it's own jetpack and comes back for more. Wait, so we've "seen" stray shots blow up entire cities with their 6 gigaton (or, God forbid, 200 gigaton) yields? I.e, these figures aren't just being made up via som...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] People of Colour
Replies: 95
Views: 19935

Re: [SAFESPACE] People of Colour

I had an interesting discussion with a friend the other day, and was curious what you people thought about it. I mentioned that I don't use "the n word" in conversation, for all the obvious reasons, but that I support black people using/reclaiming it (I identify as mexican-american or simp...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 215193

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

Even stuff that is standard in modern browsers now, Opera often does better . Well, you hit the nail on the head. It's not about "browser X has feature Y", but "browser X has feature Y in a way that I find more productive". Your last statement is your opinion, and this is where ...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:20 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halo: Anniversary
Replies: 7
Views: 1882

Re: Halo: Anniversary

Supposedly, the gameplay itself is exactly the same. If you hit the right spot on their back, you can one hit kill hunters with a pistol (but only with a pistol), and it's always been that way. I was really pissed when I found out I couldn't do it in Halo 2. I'm working my way through the campaign r...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halo: Anniversary
Replies: 7
Views: 1882

Halo: Anniversary

So did anybody else pay good money for a game they've already had for a decade? :D Having allies in firefight is nice, but I really wish they'd actually kept some of the original multiplayer, instead of this weird Reach hybrid we ended up with. I'm really enjoying the graphic update, but I am notici...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 215193

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

It's always funny jumping into these threads and seeing people talk about how they simply couldn't live without feature X in browser Y, where X is a feature Opera had years before Y did. Some of the reasons I use opera are: ⋅ built in mail/newsgroup/newsfeed client ⋅ built in bit...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: College (American) Football
Replies: 274
Views: 21350

Re: College (American) Football

Well, since this thread is back from the dead, I'd like to take this opportunity, as a proud Aggie, to send a big FU to baylor in general, and Ken Starr in particular. Have fun in the Big IX. Maybe if you promise not to sue anybody UT will let you ride their coattails to wherever they go in a year o...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] People of Colour
Replies: 95
Views: 19935

Re: [SAFESPACE] People of Colour

He took in all this and "deduced" that we were part of a dangerous "Oriental fighting troupe" (his words, not mine). He was planning on getting someone to tear down the fence and build a bigger, taller, more durable fence for security reasons . Because he was concerned that swor...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best Buy's Geek Squad
Replies: 60
Views: 9072

Re: Best Buy's Geek Squad

I know i'm responding to posts from, like, 6 months ago, but this thread is back up soooo... Sexytalon: the problem is, you're not paying for 2hrs of $50 quality work. You'll be lucky if you get 2hrs worth of minimum wage work. Take the example you listed above, about reinstalling XP; you listed the...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28546
Views: 3151720

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posting this here because most people here have more interesting things to do with their time than argue on the internets about college football, so even if people here disagree, they won't be typical trolls I'm encountering elsewhere Attn. Baylor University: the Big XII is a dead conference walking...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: The God of the Poor
Replies: 11
Views: 4264

Re: The God of the Poor

Short, sweet (well, not really), and to the point. I enjoyed it.


edit: Also, it just occurs to me, this story could be easily adapted into the lyrics of a really awesome song
by GonzoMcFonzo
Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Google+ invites - who wants them?
Replies: 133
Views: 13224

Re: Google+ invites - who wants them?

I'd be very grateful for an invite too: gonzothegr8@gmail.com
by GonzoMcFonzo
Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Reactions to your Major
Replies: 344
Views: 56424

Re: Reactions to your Major

Me: "I have a B.S. in Agricultural Systems Management." Them: *Blank stare* At this point the conversation goes one of several ways: Me:"It's in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering" Them: "Oh, so like you fix tractors?" Me:"That means I apply ...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: An Argument of Terms
Replies: 16
Views: 1835

Re: An Argument of Terms

I always just called it winning :P

More seriously, my friends have always just called it screen watching or occasionally screen looking. I think I'm gonna try to get screen hacking to catch on though.
by GonzoMcFonzo
Fri May 29, 2009 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that made you cry
Replies: 296
Views: 44850

Re: Books that made you cry

Not even an entire book, but a Short Story. Bicentennial Man by Issac Asimov. I get teary at the very end, every time.
by GonzoMcFonzo
Thu May 28, 2009 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: X-Men
Replies: 53
Views: 9119

Re: X-Men

The best x-men stuff is still the 90s cartoon. There, I said it. I thought the same thing too,for well over a decade. Then I found out my university library has the "Essential X-Men" collections that Endless Mike was talking about and... damn. I never realised that about 90% of the storie...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Sun Sep 07, 2008 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Star Trek vs. Star Wars
Replies: 360
Views: 152132

Re: Star Trek vs. Star Wars

Spock22, I see you subscribe to the "ignore what i disagree with" strategy of online discussion. It's very trendy. Vader did ot absorb the blasts, the novelisation clearly states that the blasts were deflected on to the wall to the right of Vader. Ande the movie clearly shows that he absor...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Comida mexicana
Replies: 24
Views: 2543

Re: Comida mexicana

Barrbacoa, Lengua, Carne Guisada, Mole, Chilaquiles, Menudo... I could go on like this for hours; I love it all. I was blessed growing up with a first generation Mexican-American mother who loves to cook and is damn good at it. I remeber coming home from highschool and my then 6-year old brother wou...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:42 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 315700

Re: The drnuk thread

ah, to be drunk on a wednesday night, it's so much fun. Just got back from the local irish themed pub with my roomate, it was lots of fun. we're making sure his girl got home ok, then it's off to the 24hr. fast food joint. Cheers all!
by GonzoMcFonzo
Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your arsenal
Replies: 141
Views: 21130

Re: Post your arsenal

Wombat wrote:... and six throwing CDs I made, nice and sharp

That is awesome.
by GonzoMcFonzo
Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your arsenal
Replies: 141
Views: 21130

Re: Post your arsenal

How good are the Cold Steel kukri and machete? I've been thinking about getting some for a while, because I've broken damn near every other kukri I've bought, and I'm starting to get into farmwork again. Are they durable? Do they stay sharp? How heavy? Anything wrong with them? Any information woul...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 170842

Re: Cocktails

My question is WHY PUT BRINE IN A COCKTAIL WITH SUGAR, CITRUS JUICE AND SPRITE. Now that I think of it, I guess it's meant to replace the salt rim/dash of the common margarita? It still sounds rather disgusting. Pretty much, since I ussually rim the glass with chile powder. Did you notice there's a...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your arsenal
Replies: 141
Views: 21130

Re: Post your arsenal

In my apartment, currently: 1 iaito http://www.japanesesword.net/eng/image/iaito/yagyu_1.jpg 2 shinai* Many bokken (at least half a dozen) of varying quality 2 crappy wakazashi 1 Bat'leth* 1 rapier* 1 jo 1 homemade lightsabre* (made from scratch, the blade is double layered bulletproof "glass.&...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY
Replies: 741
Views: 315281

Re: HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY

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by GonzoMcFonzo
Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: No, no, roll the "R"
Replies: 60
Views: 7676

Re: No, no, roll the "R"

I can somwhat identify with Sergio from the OP. My first name is Andrès, but my entire life I've been getting Andrè, Andrew, Andreas (all with out a rolled 'r') or the occasional request to disrobe (Un-dress). Honestly, after two decades, it's just something I've come to accept. However, because of ...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 227864

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

Gonzo is what people call me IRL. McFonzo is just kinda the rest of the name.
by GonzoMcFonzo
Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Senator John Cornyn's "Big John" ad
Replies: 18
Views: 2409

Re: Senator John Cornyn's "Big John" ad

Thank you, it is one of my favorite symbols of Texas. I've actually got a full size flag like it hanging over the couch in my living room.
by GonzoMcFonzo
Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: My own little backwater University..?
Replies: 5
Views: 1073

Re: My own little backwater University..?

Also, don't feel obliged to go there just because of your family attachments. Both of my parents graduated from UT, and we lived in Austin until I was 14, but when it came time for me to go to college, I went to Texas A&M . The rivalry between our schools is so deep we are mentioned their fight ...
by GonzoMcFonzo
Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel" Video
Replies: 78
Views: 19476

Re: "xkcd Loves the Discovery Channel" Video

I have a suggestion to make the transisitor panel slightly more interesting. What if it's a shot of someone bent over a workbench with a soldering iron, who doesn't even look up from their work, just sings the line, similar to the "egyptian kings" scene in the DC video?
by GonzoMcFonzo
Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0134: "Myspace"
Replies: 19
Views: 9184

Re: "Myspace" Discussion

Disabling that shitty music in 5 easy steps: 1. ditch FF for a real browser, by which I mean Opera 2. turn off speakers (for a moment) 3. go to myspace page with shitty music 4. right click on page, select "Block Content..." and block shitty music player, video player, etc. 5. turn speaker...

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