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by rnbguru
Mon May 24, 2010 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0744: "Walkthrough"
Replies: 68
Views: 21555

Re: "Walkthrough discussion"

I'm with Story. I don't understand the hate for this comic, I think it was one of the few recent ones I've really laughed at. Takes everyday stuff and mixes it with the right amount of nerd. Perfect.
by rnbguru
Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0733: "Eagle"
Replies: 52
Views: 12835

Re: "Eagle" Discussion

I love the alt text. The comic itself is kind of weak, I felt similar to how Edrees did with it. Still, I loved the image of an agent trying to report something that was actually happening when it was similar to their code phrasing.

Overall, a nice effort.
by rnbguru
Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0030: "Donner"
Replies: 10
Views: 6439

Re: "Donner" Discussion

It definitely is a classic. I hadn't seen it so glad you posted it.

It also seems fitting that you seemed to post it sunday after being tired of waiting for Monday's comic :)
by rnbguru
Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Kick-Ass [Spoilers]
Replies: 35
Views: 6104

Re: Kick-Ass [Spoilers]

I haven't seen this yet (came out today) but damn I am ready to. Looks reall good.
by rnbguru
Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Glee
Replies: 77
Views: 11932

Re: Glee

Having stumbled upon this show after Idol, I know the show is stupid. It's incredibly predictable, the characters are very stereotypical. But still... I found myself enthralled. And I will now probably watch it every week. DOH
by rnbguru
Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Tran Logacy
Replies: 99
Views: 26126

Re: Tron Legacy

I'm interested to see how it performs. It looks like it would target a very niche audience. Weird since they're already planning a sequel.
by rnbguru
Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Anti-Recommend a Book!
Replies: 45
Views: 9153

Re: Anti-Recommend a Book!

I agree on LOTR. It seemed far too wordy and the songs were just boring to me.

Also, for me, I just read Olive Kitteridge. It won a Pulitzer Prize but lordy, she's so wordy. Every sentence had four or five commas and stretched on for nearly a paragraph.
by rnbguru
Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Summer Reading List
Replies: 5
Views: 1786

Re: Summer Reading List

O man Gravity's Rainbow has been on my to read list forever. Still haven't done it yet though
by rnbguru
Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Summer Reading List
Replies: 5
Views: 1786

Re: Summer Reading List

Hrmm I think order can make a big difference as books will put you in different moods. It might be good to try and order the books by genre or writing styles. Still, Kite Runner and Ender's Game are both outstanding so I would make sure to put them near the top to read. Freakonomics and How the Cath...
by rnbguru
Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0723: "Seismic Waves"
Replies: 94
Views: 26589

Re: "Seismic Waves" Discussion

This is too true. People seem more interested in tweeting/facebooking about events than actually having a reaction or responding to them. That's why I try and avoid those mediums :-\.
by rnbguru
Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0728: "iPad"
Replies: 63
Views: 15291

Re: "iPad" discussion

Haha, yea I can't say I'm surprised by iPad buyers remorse.

Still, I didn't find this comic all that effective. I guess it was too easy a target.
by rnbguru
Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: favorite lines/quotes from books
Replies: 286
Views: 106960

Re: favorite lines/quotes from books

Haha such a great response. So true
by rnbguru
Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Adventure Wanted, Advice Needed
Replies: 15
Views: 2280

Re: Adventure Wanted, Advice Needed

http://9gag.com/gag/3619/ this should keep you busy for a while Thanks. This is the kind of thing I may have been looking for. My local friends and I would do similiar things before they all moved away. One night we made a list of goals and drove to a city: - Trade something with a stranger (we end...
by rnbguru
Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes, Mythology, and Religion
Replies: 22
Views: 3772

Re: Heroes, Mythology, and Religion

I disagree. The messiah, prophecy, death, and resurrection all appear in Harry Potter which isn't based on the bible. I think if you run parallels between Neo and Jesus you'll find plenty, but almost all of those parallels appear with any other hero, and the places where it breaks down are substant...
by rnbguru
Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0664: "Academia vs. Business"
Replies: 121
Views: 46228

Re: "Academia vs. Business" Discussion

The crucial detail missing from this comic is that only three of the papers will ever get read. Those papers will be read by a total of two people. One of them was just looking for papers to fill out the citations section of his dissertation. Haha so true. The other complaint I have is that the com...
by rnbguru
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Most/Least Favorite Movies of all time!
Replies: 30
Views: 5432

Re: Most/Least Favorite Movies of all time!

My favorites are probably Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Memento. Just because you get to the end and you're like.. DAMN. The movies just come together so smoothly, it's amazing. Also, as a writer, I love Finding Forrester as I feel like a lot of it hits home. Least favorite? I don't real...
by rnbguru
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: books you read for school and actually enjoyed
Replies: 107
Views: 18504

Re: books you read for school and actually enjoyed

Aye that's fair. In that sense, it was tremendous, and I loved a great deal of the agriculture discussion as it seemed to flesh out Levin's character. Still, the last one was just too out there. Though given the context as you describe, I can appreciate it.
by rnbguru
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: favorite lines/quotes from books
Replies: 286
Views: 106960

Re: favorite lines/quotes from books

As effective a first line for a novel as you'll find anywhere: "We were about to give up and call it a night when somebody dropped the girl off the bridge." --John D. MacDonald, Darker Than Amber (1966) Given the option to read on, it's next to impossible to simply stop reading at the end...
by rnbguru
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: uh, thats jacked up (disturbing books)
Replies: 162
Views: 46972

Re: uh, thats jacked up (disturbing books)

Depending on what you find disturbing, Perks of Being A Wallflower or Thirteen Reasons Why are good examples of what I've had trouble with. Both were solid stories but dealing with suicide and sexual assault can be hard to digest.
by rnbguru
Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb redux
Replies: 514
Views: 319280

Re: Cool games on the interweb redux

This is an awesome topic but any chance we could get more details on the giant list of game sin the first post? I don't want to just aimlessly click on games that are hit or miss :(.
by rnbguru
Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: books you read for school and actually enjoyed
Replies: 107
Views: 18504

Re: books you read for school and actually enjoyed

Yea Necklace, Love In The Time of Cholera is awesome. I'm conflicted on Anna Karenina. While I LOVEd the first say 90% of the book and Tolstoy's writing really draws you in... it seemed to needlessly continue on for WAY too long. Like I got to the end and it was like wait.. there's more? I don't kn...
by rnbguru
Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Prince of Persia: Disney Movie
Replies: 41
Views: 5406

Re: Prince of Persia: Disney Movie

It def looks like standard jerry bruckheimer work. Not a great movie adaptation of the game but at least it looks fun with lots of wow scenes.
by rnbguru
Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:02 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books/series you'll never read again
Replies: 33
Views: 7151

Re: Books/series you'll never read again

Honestly, any real heavy books are hard. I've read a lot of russian literature (Dostoevsky, Tolstoy), and while I enjoyed it, I don't think I'd read it again. It's just too challenging of a read to really do it again instead of trying a new book. However, most other books, I will often read again wh...
by rnbguru
Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:59 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: favorite lines/quotes from books
Replies: 286
Views: 106960

Re: favorite lines/quotes from books

Basically, I could quote EVERY page of perks of being a wallflower for this discussion. However, I'll try my best to just pull out a few. "And I thought that all those little kids are going to grow up someday. And all of those little kids are going to do the things that we do. And they will all...
by rnbguru
Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Ender Wiggin: Awesome or Whiny? (The Ender's Game Thread)
Replies: 119
Views: 234411

Re: Ender Wiggin: Awesome or Whiny? (The Ender's Game Thread)

Aye, bean definitely comes out as the most bad ass character in the series when you read the Shadow series. Still, I don't think you can fault Ender much. He might be a tool and be totally oblivious to everything around him and never really given up anything to get where he is... but he's incredibly...
by rnbguru
Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you never finished
Replies: 280
Views: 168560

Re: Books you never finished

I understand everyone who couldnt' finish Crime and Punishment. Having read that and The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky seems to start slow and take his time, but damn, they build into a great conclusion. I always find myself really moving slowly through his stuff and then flying through the second ...
by rnbguru
Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)
Replies: 340
Views: 203682

Re: I need a book recommendation (Renamed : Recom'd me a book)

Looking for a book rec. I'm 16, female (if that has any influence on this at all). I'm looking at trying to get more into sci fi and fantasy (steampunk?), but not sure where to branch out to next. I haven't read the WoT series, because it's a bit intimidating, especially with the author existance f...
by rnbguru
Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 261197

Re: Recommend a book

Well, I can recommend two. First up is The Giver by Lois Lowry. It's a very short read, but an excellent take on the idea of a future "utopian" society. Leaves you with a lot of unanswered questions, but still good. I wouldn't read this if you're over 12. After that, the book starts to se...
by rnbguru
Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:26 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: books you read for school and actually enjoyed
Replies: 107
Views: 18504

Re: books you read for school and actually enjoyed

Yea Necklace, Love In The Time of Cholera is awesome. I'm conflicted on Anna Karenina. While I LOVEd the first say 90% of the book and Tolstoy's writing really draws you in... it seemed to needlessly continue on for WAY too long. Like I got to the end and it was like wait.. there's more? I don't kno...
by rnbguru
Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:23 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 301796

Re: What is your favourite book?

Skythe wrote:I love Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Eh, but I also love Holes. It's a toss up for me.



Ender's Game's a solid choice. I went to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and it seemed like required reading as everyone swore by that book.
by rnbguru
Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Over-analysing books and School
Replies: 97
Views: 18219

Re: Over-analysing books and School

The movie finding forrester has Sean Connery go on a diatribe about how he stopped writing because of the way everyone had their own opinion on what his story REALLY meant. Still, I don't find much wrong with the process of heavily analyzing books. You might agree with their analysis, or you might n...
by rnbguru
Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)
Replies: 36877
Views: 2302803

Re: Maximize the post:views ratio! (if you look, you must post)

Increasing the post count! The numbers have fallen!
by rnbguru
Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Brutal Legend
Replies: 69
Views: 6491

Re: Brutal Legend

Hah so overall, what's everyone's take? Worth buying? A lot of people seem disappointed in the game but it's hard to gauge if they're Tim Shafer fans or just general gamers who don't understand his style.
by rnbguru
Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 301796

Re: What is your favourite book?

Ken Grimmwood's Replay is my favorite book (though I could probably give you five or six "favorites"). It's just a really clever story, asking the question of "What if you could live your life over again?" Very much like Groundhog's day only on a greater scale, the story is reall...
by rnbguru
Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: books you read for school and actually enjoyed
Replies: 107
Views: 18504

Re: books you read for school and actually enjoyed

In the younger grades, there were some real great ones. The Giver, Where The Red Fern Grows, Catcher in the Rye, Hamlet. My favs though were when they gave you the summer reading list. On those I read Fallen Angels, Alas Babylon and On The Beach which all kicked ass. In college, Love in the Time of ...
by rnbguru
Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 261197

Re: Recommend a book

Wizard of the Pigeons by Megan Lindholm

It's a real clever take on bringing fantasy into the real world. It keeps things so ambiguous to the point where you don't know if it's a commentary on vietnam's effects on the soldiers, or if it's just a fantasy story in modern times.
by rnbguru
Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 255793

Re: The worst film you've seen

People might disagree but almost every Coen brother movie qualifies here for me. Probably the worst though had to be Raising Arizona. Just wanted to tear my eyes out.

However, seeing the Knowing posted here, that's got potential too.
by rnbguru
Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Feel-good movies
Replies: 12
Views: 2342

Re: Feel-good movies

I think most Tim Allen work is like this. It's not really good cinema but it's a nice feeling. Joe Somebody really hit this feeling right on.
by rnbguru
Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bad Movies You Love
Replies: 289
Views: 57000

Re:

I liked NEXT too... although I like most Nicolas Cage films. I think if there were an actor to win the category of starring in bad movies you love, he'd have it by a light year. I'm with you mosc... he seems to pick terrible movies but at the same time, I enjoy most of them. For me, this has to be ...

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