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by smw543
Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2970896

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Box Boy wrote:
Giant Speck wrote:I've gotten to the point where I just read threads in my Egosearch. I don't venture too far away from that.

I've literally never done anything else.

But whence came the eggs that gave way to these chickens? Have we discovered a (rather mundane) time loop?
by smw543
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2429053

Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

SecondTalon wrote:
functionally_stupid wrote:I should really take a shower.

Huh. f_s came a'wandering back. Harbinger for other ... I guess people would say old-timers but beats me... to come?

Yo (is my response to both of these quotes).
by smw543
Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Give me your opinion
Replies: 26
Views: 3903

Re: Give me your opinion

You can't expect meaningful input without first answering the obvious question, who is your market? If you're looking to repair antique furniture, for example, you probably don't want puns in the name. The only market this name appeals to is one that would never require your services, but "woul...
by smw543
Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:37 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The list of films due out in 2012 is pretty impressive
Replies: 10
Views: 3931

Re: The list of films due out in 2012 is pretty impressive

Various Varieties wrote:It wasn't until I saw this thread on another forum that I realised just how many major directors - both blockbuster and arthouse - have new films out next year.
...
Woody Allen

You don't say? (The last year that Woody Allen didn't direct a film was 1981.)
by smw543
Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10914
Views: 2112418

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I'm back... maybe? The changes in my personal life that originally pulled me away from the fora will likely do so again, but for now, I need my RDA of vitriol. See you in News & Articles! (I assume N&A is still a cesspool of hatred and bile, no?)
by smw543
Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:25 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dexter
Replies: 216
Views: 63384

Re: Dexter

Well, it happened in one of the books, too (equivalent of first season, IIRC). That said, the books were stupid.
by smw543
Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89986
Views: 7653368

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Thought I'd pop in after ~10 months to see what's up. Everything seems to be in order here.
by smw543
Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 355793

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

If it bothers you that much when a guy flirts with you/compliments your appearance, you're probably homophobic. Not really. Unless "that much" involved punching or something. Actually, what happened was a guy sort of made a pass at me (nothing overt, just started up a conversation, then t...
by smw543
Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 355793

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

If it bothers you that much when a guy flirts with you/compliments your appearance, you're probably homophobic.
by smw543
Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:03 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Psych (comes with bonus xkcd reference!)
Replies: 17
Views: 3105

Re: Psych (comes with bonus xkcd reference!)

You, sir, name? wrote:Twin Peaks themed episode was made of awesome.
"Are you Frederick Douglass?"
by smw543
Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2970896

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

Eric Schmidt wrote:This just in! Actions have consequences! If you didn't want the school knowing you snogged someone at a party while they had a boyfriend....Maybe you shouldn't have done the snogging?
by smw543
Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Worst song lyrics
Replies: 332
Views: 56009

Re: Worst song lyrics

Not a bad song per se, but the lyrics I vehemently disagree with: Are you always supposed to agree with a song? Not to mention s/he rather missed the point. It's clear even from the first stanza (Words are never easy / Words are seldom true / Words are never simple darling / When they're aimed at y...
by smw543
Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2574814

Re: Postify your facerity

Don't have costume pictures yet (I wore '70s style dressy clothes (the pants were my dad's but he hadn't worn them in ~30 years, not because they were out of fashion, but rather because they're so tight they actually force one testicle to the right and one to the left; the shirt was from Goodwill) a...
by smw543
Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2970896

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

The electoral college is a group of 538 people who vote for the President allocated to states according to population, and in theory they all vote for the winner of the popular vote in their state (I don't think it's required by law, but I don't think there are any counterexamples). It dates from a...
by smw543
Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2970896

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

I just got an HTC Hero, and fell in love rather quickly. Then I tried to download an app (in particular, this app , which was the whole reason I chose this phone) and found out there's a bug where android phones get stuck on the "Starting download..." part. And this bug has been around for...
by smw543
Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Bechdel test
Replies: 393
Views: 45741

Re: The Bechdel test

As far as I'm concerned, a lot of the best movies are the ones that don't pass the Bechdel test. Assuming the majority of movies fail the test, it seems like a reasonable assumption that a majority of the best movies also fail, barring other factors. So what's your point? Passing the test is no gua...
by smw543
Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2970896

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

Sexy, no? (BTW, 40" means 40 inches (whereas I where a 30 or 32.)
by smw543
Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2970896

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

podbaydoor wrote:I see your problem. You're shopping for clothes at Wal-mart.

What's wrong with that? Dickies are Dickies are Dickies.
by smw543
Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Bechdel test
Replies: 393
Views: 45741

Re: The Bechdel test

The thing is, if the script is written by a man, well he is going to know more about what guys talk about and it is difficult to write about the conversations women have. Women are a mystery, and we don't know what you talk about in private... My guess is it's mostly talking about your weight, hair...
by smw543
Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2970896

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

The all really piss me off, especially the LU one. Seriously, Why the fuck are they still driving prices up if they can afford to install plasma screens in every zone 1 and 2 station? The fuck? They probably worked out a deal with the advertisers such that they get a relatively cheap deal for a lon...
by smw543
Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Right wing perspective taking a hit from genetics
Replies: 44
Views: 4287

Re: Right wing perspective taking a hit from genetics

Kimmo wrote:*sigh*

Would it help if I repeated myself?

Kimmo wrote:Okay, I have to admit I failed to cast a critical eye over this piece due to my own bias...


Seriously, how much fucking capitulation is enough.

Sorry. :oops: Sleep deprivation really does a number on my reading comprehension.
by smw543
Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2574814

Re: Postify your facerity

poxic wrote:
Hawknc wrote:It was actually a piece of piss; a total cert even. ... piffing ... Maccers ... cooee... bowled up ...

In which we learn that knowing 'English' doesn't mean one knows "English" (or English, or [English], or {English} or ...).

Also, who or what is a "Dingo Boy?"
by smw543
Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:39 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Superhero beginnings you just can not believe.
Replies: 112
Views: 64599

Re: Superhero beginnings you just can not believe.

And it's the same for the other people as well. The common link you're finding is "dead parents", not "negligent or irresponsible use of powers". There's also a high correlation between dead parent(s) and being a professional writer. And writers, lazy bastards that we are, tend ...
by smw543
Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:49 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain your avatar!
Replies: 1628
Views: 130742

Re: Explain your avatar!

A pic from my favorite movie of all time. Pretty self-explanatory. Welly welly welly welly well! ( It's Clockwork Orange, right? ) Pretty sure those are Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. The Gymleader Jasmine standing in front of her Steelix and two Magnemites as they would look like if they were desi...
by smw543
Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Right wing perspective taking a hit from genetics
Replies: 44
Views: 4287

Re: Right wing perspective taking a hit from genetics

Jumping on the OT bandwagon: I'd try to tiptoe out of this thread, but the floor's too sticky now... Well, whose fault is that? :P Joking aside, as indicated many times ITT, the accurate parts of this article (certain traits aren't monogenic, etc.) are old news, and the rest is wrong and/or misleadi...
by smw543
Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Hugh Laurie:A Real American Doctor FROM AMERICA (House M.D.)
Replies: 711
Views: 102375

Re: House M.D.

Working outside of her specialty is one thing, but a psychologist failing to make a schizophrenia diagnosis? Ouch. Well, she did make the jump to mental illness (which, you'll recall, is the reason House was OK with keeping her). What bugged me is that she said bipolar instead of schizophrenia, see...
by smw543
Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I Shouldn't Have To Say This
Replies: 2609
Views: 355793

Re: I Shouldn't Have To Say This

Wait, what sort of borders are we talking about? The ones on the edges of the signs themselves, or the lines on the pavement? I'm glad I'm not the only one who just got confused. Ditto. Though to be honest a great many stopsigns in my area have no marking on the pavement. Don't know about elsewhere...
by smw543
Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2970896

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

To the worthless scumbags jabbering on my radio: WTF is wrong with you? You invite this guy onto the show because he runs four homeless shelters--without any government support--and spend the whole time accusing him of "pimping" the homeless because the ones he can't find jobs for (which a...
by smw543
Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2429053

Re: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out

Man, I pretty much spent almost all of my time in my head growing up. I still do it, sometimes. It's nice. "Ooh, it's so roomy in here!"[/obligatory(?)] But yes, I do the "creative nonfiction" equivalent. Virtually every interaction gets played out in my head before it happens. ...
by smw543
Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2970896

Re: Rant Thread (to balance Awesome Thread)

I am pretty sure there is a special place in hell for bike thieves. :evil: They don't always have to wait that long. Don't steal bikes, bro. (I almost feel bad for the guy, but seriously, stealing a bike messenger's bike will cost him hundreds of dollars between the cost of replacing it and lost wa...
by smw543
Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Hugh Laurie:A Real American Doctor FROM AMERICA (House M.D.)
Replies: 711
Views: 102375

Re: House M.D.

It doesn't matter. At this rate my Monday nights will be free again in three or four more episodes. Ouch. I'll admit episode 2 was pretty bland (though I will agree with others that the premier would have made a decent mid-season episode), but I have faith that things will pick up. By which I mean,...
by smw543
Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Hugh Laurie:A Real American Doctor FROM AMERICA (House M.D.)
Replies: 711
Views: 102375

Re: House M.D.

1. I don't see why he wouldn't have been serious.

2. It's a bit soon to assume she's gone, don't you think?
by smw543
Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2970896

Re: Rant Thread - The Spies of Faith

EDIT: This post has been up for a couple hours, so I imagine enough people have read it that it would be obnoxious to delete/scour it. I'll just say that I've been in a (justifiably, IMO) pissy mood, the reason for which will soon be a wall-of-text rant if my (fucking brand new) router doesn't crap...
by smw543
Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2970896

Re: Rant Thread - The Spies of Faith

\Half my family speaks ebonics and the only one who doesn't speak that way is a college professor. I said *sound* intelligent. SOUND. S-O-U-N-D. ....that word has now lost all meaning to me. Dammit. I hate that. No, see, that first sentence sounds unintelligent (unless your family consists of two p...
by smw543
Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2970896

Re: Rant Thread - The Spies of Faith

Same goes for people who use Ebonics or street-speak constantly...the way I was raised, with my grammar and language being corrected constantly...that style of speaking makes the gears in my brain grind against each other rather painfully. People can say very intelligent things, and indeed, be very...
by smw543
Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:40 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mad Men. Sexism and cigarettes abound
Replies: 23
Views: 17925

Re: Mad Men. Sexism and cigarettes abound

podbaydoor wrote:Has anyone seen the Sesame Street parody?

I will love you forever and always.
by smw543
Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:14 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Breaking Bard
Replies: 209
Views: 71040

Re: Breaking Bad

Yeah, Gus and company don't seem to be used to dealing with someone nearly as logical and ruthless as they are. Jesse moving the gun like that was a bit too obvious for a cliffhanger. Ah, but did Jesse really move? To me it looked like the camera did a slow move around him so that he was lookin...
by smw543
Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2970896

Re: Rant Thread - The Spies of Faith

e^iπ+1=0 wrote:How did I manage to read less than 1 sentence of that book before somehow justifying using my laptop and then spending the next few hours doing unrelated things on the internet? That's ridiculous procrastination.

You, sir, are a champion, and I hope to shake your hand one day.
by smw543
Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Once artificial wombs are made will abortion still be legal?
Replies: 61
Views: 10604

Re: Once artificial wombs are made will abortion still be le

SecondTalon wrote:
LaserGuy wrote:It means we must ask the fundamental question that is truly at the heart of the abortion debate: at what point does a fetus no longer exist as a thing and becomes a person?
When they start paying taxes.

Does sales tax count?
by smw543
Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 252055

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

Reading (I'm sure you know as a degree holding literature person) increases creativity, attention spans, reading speed (go figure), and vocabulary. 1) Creativity: A dubious claim if there ever was one. Ask ten people to define "creativity" and you'll get twenty definitions (even psycholog...

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