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by Kangaroo
Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:26 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Help me find good French music
Replies: 12
Views: 4912

Re: Help me find good French music

Lately, I've been listening to Malicorne (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMPIQP8Qp2k). Very relaxing and nice. Charles Trénet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd_nopTFuZA) is also quite good. Don't know if either is your taste, but there you go :)
by Kangaroo
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: London Olympics 2012
Replies: 265
Views: 37849

Re: London Olympics 2012

kiklion wrote:~Edit closing ceremony, the worst part for me were the models walking around. What a way to celebrate athleticism and healthiness by showboating too-skinny unhealthy women.


It's not like the way the athletes treat their bodies is a good example of healthy lifestyle either...
by Kangaroo
Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:45 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Classical works with the best use of percussion
Replies: 23
Views: 15814

Re: Classical works with the best use of percussion

IIRC, Frank Zappa's The Yellow Shark has some nice percussion use, although it was quite some time since I last listened to it...
by Kangaroo
Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Worst song lyrics
Replies: 332
Views: 59198

Re: Worst song lyrics

Now, what y'all don't understand is how profound Friday really is!
by Kangaroo
Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0857: "Archimedes"
Replies: 137
Views: 34143

Re: 0857: "Archimedes"

CSS Suxxx wrote:When in Rome, bring me back some sun-dried tomatoes


On a Gothic billboard in Germany: "When in Rome: sack it."
by Kangaroo
Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:13 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 93879

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

What you're saying in this thread is "I like chocolate mint ice cream because it's real icecream , unlike that vanilla junk" . Actually, it's more like: "I like handmade Italian ice cream , because it's real ice cream, unlike that mass-produced commercialist crap that you see in ever...
by Kangaroo
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sexy Accents?
Replies: 121
Views: 21056

Re: Sexy Accents?

CntRational wrote:I'm fairly sure that is stigmatized in America, too.


It's stigmatized everywhere. It has popped up in Finland as well, and is, indeed, very painful for the ear and all of our aesthetic senses.
by Kangaroo
Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Longboarding vs. Skateboarding
Replies: 30
Views: 10000

Re: Longboarding vs. Skateboarding

I, too, prefer longboarding, although both are nice in their own ways. I'm horrible at both, though.
by Kangaroo
Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Debian vs Ubuntu
Replies: 34
Views: 14427

Re: Debian vs Ubuntu

Comparing Debian stable with the latest release of Ubuntu is a bit unfair, though. Debian has three branches: stable (lenny, atm), testing and experimental (sid) - and from what I've heard Ubuntu is basically Debian sid made stable and modified a bit. So your stable branch is lagging two versions be...
by Kangaroo
Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Best and Worst Discworld
Replies: 318
Views: 201254

Re: Best and Worst Discworld

The best Discworld I've read to this day is Mort, and I actually enjoyed The Colour of Magic and Light Fantastic. The worst were Sourcery and Equal Rites.

For anyone interested BBC is running a dramatisation of Wyrd Sisters at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007jl80 right now.
by Kangaroo
Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Kindle, Nook, E-Reader and other Ebooks
Replies: 106
Views: 25948

Re: Kindle, Nook, E-Reader and other Ebooks

⋅ Limited shopping. The Nook can connect to wifi, but won't let you browse the internet. Instead, you're limited to the B&N store. If you want to buy an ebook from another store, you have to do it on your computer and manually move it onto the Nook. Actually that's the case for us wit...
by Kangaroo
Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Kindle, Nook, E-Reader and other Ebooks
Replies: 106
Views: 25948

Re: Kindle, Nook, E-Reader and other Ebooks

Jolly! So now I got mine for Christmas :D I'm really pleased with it thus far, however, I've only been able to read one book in these two days; also I made the mistake of downloading text files (formatting looked horrible), but now I'm ready to go with gutenberg's splendid mobipocket files. At last ...
by Kangaroo
Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do girls ever drink their own breast milk?
Replies: 36
Views: 14813

Re: Do girls ever drink their own breast milk?

A friend's mother said when she was breastfeeding, both her and her husband tried her breastmilk. They said it was like sweeter milk. From what I've heard, it tastes like lactose-free milk, which also is sweeter than normal milk. (Oh come on, am i the only person who has ever tasted breastmilk here...
by Kangaroo
Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 208094

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

Considering that you ragged on everyone else that "We just don't get it" if we don't think Catcher in the Rye is the deepest book ever written. It is extremely overrated. Salinger wrote things that are much more accessible, much less pretentious, and much more engaging, and yet, he's reme...
by Kangaroo
Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 208094

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

Okay, want some valid points? 1) Holden is whiny and self-absorbed. He is only relatable to other whiny, self-absorbed people, or people who are surrounded by the whiny and self-absorbed. What do you mean by relatable, that he only relates to other idiots? Well, he enjoys being with his older broth...
by Kangaroo
Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 208094

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

Kangaroo, please try to avoid the cliches of "you didn't understand the book," because it's possible to not like something you do for valid reasons. I also hated the book, because I hated the main character and his attitude. I'm not saying that if you dislike the book, then you haven't gr...
by Kangaroo
Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:36 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 208094

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

It has been...eh...two years since I read Catcher in the Rye, and I found his sarcasm and cynicism irritating and childish and all his points about the "phoniness" to be...teenage angst, yeah. There's actually a dedicated thread for this flame war. So pointing out that the woman crying at...
by Kangaroo
Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 208094

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

Catcher In The Rye was hands down the worst book that I have ever read, now I know that tonnes of people are probably gonna be like *high pitched mimic voice* "oh no PK it's a great book; it will have a good meaning for you; I read it in high school and had a good message" I have to say, ...
by Kangaroo
Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:09 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 208094

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

Jorpho wrote:
mmmcannibalism wrote:fire=hope
So, at the end, the whole island is set alight with Hope?


Absolutely - and for good reason since they actually got rescued...
by Kangaroo
Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why am I always tired!?
Replies: 41
Views: 4787

Re: Why am I always tired!?

Do you eat regurarly, how often, and how much each time? I know I'm very cold and tired if I don't get my food at the right time at least 5-6 times a day. I had something similar to this problem earlier, but then I started exercising and eating better - perhaps that will help, at least it'll be heal...
by Kangaroo
Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 208094

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

Chicostick wrote:
I hate to say that and sound like one of those literature snobs, but your summary is pretty much like saying the Mona Lisa was "a painting of some chick with a smile and whatnot."


Why, please do enlighten us on that score!
by Kangaroo
Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Google Wave
Replies: 190
Views: 19924

Re: Google Wave

eSOANEM wrote:ok, if and when second gen invitees do get invites, does anyone know where the button would be?


I checked it up, and accordingly to wave help it will appear as a new wave in you inbox. I guess they'll also provide you with instructions, as not to make it useless ;)
by Kangaroo
Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Google Wave
Replies: 190
Views: 19924

Re: Google Wave

I got my invite from Keeneal today, so thank you very much. I will be forward at least half my invites I receive into this forum. Same here, but how do you give people invites (that is, where do I find them, and how do I send them)? My address is hevoos@googlewave.com, feel free to wave me if you l...
by Kangaroo
Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Google Wave
Replies: 190
Views: 19924

Re: Google Wave

Seems cool! If anyone has an invite to share please send to hevoos at gmail. :) Is there any xkcd wave up yet?
by Kangaroo
Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Kindle, Nook, E-Reader and other Ebooks
Replies: 106
Views: 25948

Re: Kindle 2

At last, Kindle is now international! :D Is there, however, any major disadvantages with the Kindle over the Kindle 2? Also, has anyone tried "nook"?
by Kangaroo
Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 150373

Re: Twilight?

This really doesn't bother me as Westerfeld and Rowling aren't terribly good. Aren't terribly good what? Rowling is a superb children's author. Westerfeld is a superb YA author. You need to not confuse "good" with "writes for an adult audience". It's apples and oranges. Actually...
by Kangaroo
Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: PC != Windows
Replies: 190
Views: 135065

Re: PC != Windows

Oh yeah, these PC vs. Mac battles are quite amusing, since nowadays PC=Mac; folks don't even know what they are fighting for.
by Kangaroo
Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Twitter withdrawal, or; READ A FUCKING BOOK
Replies: 17
Views: 2199

Re: Twitter withdrawal, or; READ A FUCKING BOOK

That's just ridiculous, how come people have survived this long without facebook and twitter? To go out on a walk and meet real people could be dangerous, you know.

How long was it unavailable, an hour or two?
by Kangaroo
Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 150373

Re: Twilight?

GhostWolfe wrote:Yes, I suppose so.

Back on topic (assuming the topic is mild fanpire-bashing): How do I know if a boy in my class is a vampire?

/angell


Good gracious, that's what I call successful trolling! :D
by Kangaroo
Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Guild (Felicia Day goodness)
Replies: 36
Views: 6654

Re: The Guild (Felicia Day goodness)

Woah, just found out about these series, and I'm loving 'em! Season 2 is a huge improvement too; the way the bigger lady (forgot her name) treats her kids is hilarious. :lol:

These are almost as fun as IT Crowd. :P
by Kangaroo
Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 463649

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

Reading my way through all the original Conan stories after having finished Slumdog Millionaire and Anna Karenina. The Complete Chronicles of Conan is, however, to large to carry with me now when I'll go on holiday; probably 1984 by Orwel will have to fill the void. Just discovered to interesting bo...
by Kangaroo
Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:35 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books You Believe Every Book Reader Should Read.
Replies: 189
Views: 34036

Re: Books You Believe Every Book Reader Should Read.

Has anyone mentioned the great pearls of Russian literature:

Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy?
by Kangaroo
Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:18 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Kindle, Nook, E-Reader and other Ebooks
Replies: 106
Views: 25948

Re: Kindle 2

My understanding is that you can get it outside the U.S., but the wireless does not work. :( However you can still download from Amazon to your computer, then just sync your Kindle with your computer. It's not as handy as it would be if you just had the wireless, but it's doable. Does the dictionat...
by Kangaroo
Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Kindle, Nook, E-Reader and other Ebooks
Replies: 106
Views: 25948

Re: Kindle 2

Does anyone know whether it works outside of the US? I have been thinking about buying a kindle 2 or possibly dx, but if it doesn't work in europe it would be useless...

Edit: Sorry, I noticed it's US shipping only. Anyone know when they'll change this (if ever)?
by Kangaroo
Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that make you genuinely laugh
Replies: 107
Views: 17551

Re: Books that make you genuinely laugh

Bassoon wrote:I thought Candide, or Optimism by Voltaire was a riot.


I second that! It's a wonderful satire, and as one who just discovered books.google.com, I rejoiced over being able to read it for free there.
by Kangaroo
Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Tea Snobbery
Replies: 351
Views: 136385

Re: Tea Snobbery

Ah, tea is what makes the world go round (and chocolate). However, the only real tea I drink is green tea - the others are herbal teas and rooibos, which I discovered just recently. The best I've had hitherto is the herbal teas from Yogi, and to make it perfect I add a spoonful of honey and drink it...
by Kangaroo
Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: the 'Aw shucks, I screwed up' thread
Replies: 21
Views: 4384

Re: the 'Aw shucks, I screwed up' thread

I stayed up for too long a night and caught a cold and therefore can't exercise in a few days. This is really bad since I just had a weeks rest. :(
by Kangaroo
Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Running tracks.
Replies: 4
Views: 957

Re: Running tracks.

I usually go running in the forest nearby, but whether I run from point A to B or many laps around a shorter track depends on my mood that day. There's a great variety of tracks to choose from, ranging from 1.25 km to 10 km.
by Kangaroo
Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The single best computer food
Replies: 205
Views: 40762

Re: The single best computer food

Hazel nuts and green tea, by far! :D
by Kangaroo
Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Twilight?
Replies: 1018
Views: 150373

Re: Twilight?

I don't like the stereotype view he has on sex, and the differences between the two genders. Also, I fail to see how it would help me to understand women if I read the Twilight books.

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