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by t-note
Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0780: "Sample"
Replies: 135
Views: 21841

Re: Sample (#780) discussion

I hate random noises in songs too. There's a popular song (well, popular at the radio station anyway) that gets played on the radio during my commute every other day that has the most annoying random sounds in the middle of the song. I change the station everytime it comes on.
by t-note
Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Suitable movie to watch nonstop for 24 hours
Replies: 94
Views: 33805

Re: Suitable movie to watch nonstop for 24 hours

The first time I saw 'Garden State', I watched it another 3 times within the first 48 hours. I think it's reasonable to therefore I could bear watching it the 14ish times it would fill in a 24 hour block. My husband would so go for that. Hmmm fairly sure I've come close to 24 hours straight of Figh...
by t-note
Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0775: "Savannah Ancestry"
Replies: 461
Views: 74696

Re: "Savannah Ancestry" discussion (#775)

I would argue that it does, for under the patriarchy, Raffles (working class) was awarded a promotion and the daughter of one of his employers (upper class), for being such an able and promising imperialist, and he proceeded to conquer Java and found Singapore - the patriarchy ensured that those wh...
by t-note
Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0778: "Scheduling"
Replies: 159
Views: 42222

Re: "Scheduling" discussion (#778)

Zylon wrote:Guys, stop. If anyone actually figures this strip out, Cenobites will show up and drag us all to the Labyrinth.


The Cenobites are coming, the cenobites are coming!
by t-note
Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0778: "Scheduling"
Replies: 159
Views: 42222

Re: "Scheduling" discussion (#778)

This comic so fits my morning. I came downstairs to get myself ready for work and get my 1 1/2 yr old ready for daycare and discovered my roommate having sex with the door open. spiffy....NOT. that just makes me never ever want to be in my current home again. YUCK. now instead of having my husband l...
by t-note
Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0776: "Still No Sleep"
Replies: 141
Views: 22951

Re: "Still No Sleep" discussion (#776)

oh, and oddly the comic fits today for me as well, since wed night saw me get 4 hours or less sleep and last night also saw me get less than 4 hours sleep.... What? You folks don't know what ICT is? You must be TROLLS, all of you! by the way, your post by definition (see below) makes you a troll too...
by t-note
Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0776: "Still No Sleep"
Replies: 141
Views: 22951

Re: "Still No Sleep" discussion (#776)

This is what I immediately thought of. Probably because I'm somewhat obsessed with Chinese culture. This reminds me of some strange things I experimented with in high school... Also of note, I once went a full 10 day stretch with only 7 hours of sleep during the whole thing. (asking why will get yo...
by t-note
Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Housework exercises
Replies: 20
Views: 3644

Re: Housework exercises

If you're looking to just lose some weight, stick with the circuits. If you have any desire to "tone up" (a horrible phrase), you need to take up weight training. As I said, bodyweight women's strength training is worthless. There is no danger of women getting "bulky" doing weig...
by t-note
Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fifa World Cup 2010
Replies: 600
Views: 45879

Re: Fifa World Cup 2010

Ghana lost focus and hence lost twenty dollars and my self respect. LOL- that's like duetchland losing their focus and throwing my whole world cup predictions out the window. (I was playing world cup predictor on fifa.com) As for the rest of the discussion about rulings and world cup conspiracy the...
by t-note
Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2086
Views: 388097

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

A friend of mine had a house rule for 3.5 I rather liked, where you could use the Sense Motive skill to size a guy up. If you succeeded, you could gauge how tough he was relative to yourself or someone you knew well, judging by his Hit Dice. The scale he used was "pathetic", "weak&qu...
by t-note
Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 658900

Re: Doctor Who

On the story arc(s) and the finale: It's actually kind of funny that shortly into watching "The Pandorica Opens" I had the idea that it would be good for the writers to drop "arc words" or other hints for a future story arc, rather than just thinking one season at a time. So...
by t-note
Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: MEET UP in PORTLAND OREGON???
Replies: 0
Views: 1263

MEET UP in PORTLAND OREGON???

july 18th 12:00-5:00 p.m. - Wei Chi (Chinese Go) at the chinese gardens downtown-
anyone interested?
There are other things to do that weekend too...
by t-note
Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: "Holy crap I know you/live there/work there"
Replies: 51
Views: 14357

Re: "Holy crap I know you/live there/work there"

Portland OR, NOT to be confused with Portland ME. funny, I work with alot of people and some of my friends read, but I don't think anyone reads the forum... I see at least one xkcd shirt a day here, but I don't know if they post and I don't want to look silly asking while passing them in the hall at...
by t-note
Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: The Great (INTERNATIONAL!) Seattle Meetup of 2010: June 12th
Replies: 164
Views: 27991

Re: The Great (INTERNATIONAL!) Seattle Meetup of 2010: June

I can't believe I missed this! I ran into two nice people on the 48 bus who were coming back from the meetup. I was wondering if there'll be more regular meetings for local Seattle folks, perhaps using meetup.com or something? We're pretty available most of the time. Hit up me or one of the other l...
by t-note
Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2086
Views: 388097

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

those sorts of jokes are expected- my group consists of 3 (yes 3!) women and 4 regularly showing guys. we have one guy who in a previous game was known to use his cod piece and a light spell to light his way... although we do try to keep those to a minimum. (half the time, us women are the ones star...
by t-note
Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fifa World Cup 2010
Replies: 600
Views: 45879

Re: Fifa World Cup 2010

I'm not really supporting chile, but I thought they would at least present SOME challenge to brazil... brazil 3-0 chile :shock: I'm currently cheering for duetchland, although I expect it to turn out netherlands vs argintine. If the duetch manage to keep it together for another round, I'll be merril...
by t-note
Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Burn Notice
Replies: 70
Views: 29758

Re: Burn Notice

it was annoying which is odd because i thought i'd like the accent. i imagine it tested badly. she said she dropped it to fit in with the people of miami. i think it might have been dropped in like the second episode. meh- maybe I nitpick... I'm so used to getting phone calls from people all over t...
by t-note
Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Clash of the Titans - Want my money back
Replies: 21
Views: 3362

Re: Clash of the Titans - Want my money back

Because it's cheaper to tell two stuntmen to just flail at each other from a distance of 5 feet and waggle the camera like crazy so you can't tell they're that far apart and get it all in one take than to tell the same two stuntmen and a fight choreographer to come up with a good fight and let them...
by t-note
Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Any movies out there where the antagonists win?
Replies: 108
Views: 16093

Re: Any movies out there where the antagonists win?

No, the film is from the viewpoint of Nameless. Morality and nobility have no place in this discussion. Unless the identity of the narrator or true narrator is ambiguous (some sort of House of Leaves or Adaptation situation) who is the protagonist and who is the antagonist is not a matter of opinio...
by t-note
Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 732394

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

another animation I really enjoyed, which will most likely be seen as rating on the cheesey scale, is Blue Sub Six. Within the next 2 months I am getting my own computer (no more sharing with the husband! yay!) I will create the AMV I've always wanted to make for it. In fact, I will make several amv...
by t-note
Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 732394

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

As to the current discussion of Code Geass, I could say it's alright. I've seen things I would consider better, but that's my opinion. I watched that maybe 13 years ago? wow that dates me. You must be thinking of a different anime. Code Geass aired from Oct 2006 - July 2007 for the first season, an...
by t-note
Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 751
Views: 250817

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name

evil speak?
or perhaps mary shelly's frankenstien?
by t-note
Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Has anyone seen "The Big Bang Theory"?
Replies: 214
Views: 86350

Re: Has anyone seen "The Big Bang Theory"?

originalthought wrote:Did anyone else watch the "Plimpton Stimulation" and notice that in Sheldon's emergency supplies he has a crossbow. I refuse to believe that that is a coincidence with http://xkcd.com/564/.


My goddess! you're right! I saw that episode. ROFLMAO! :lol:
by t-note
Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Burn Notice
Replies: 70
Views: 29758

Re: Burn Notice

One of the other channels is showing the first season now. it's nice because I missed a few episodes. There is one thing though that bothered me, regardless of how much I like the show. something that would have brought a little more flavor to it. is it just me, or am I the only one who noticed Fion...
by t-note
Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Any movies out there where the antagonists win?
Replies: 108
Views: 16093

Re: Any movies out there where the antagonists win?

This was going to be my suggestion. Hero is one of my favourite movies and; The Emperor is absolutely the main antagonist Isn't part of the point of the film that the hero realizes that the Emperor is not truly evil, but rather the chaos he seeks to subdue? The hero's ultimate death is trag...
by t-note
Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The A-Team Movie
Replies: 6
Views: 1739

Re: The A-Team Movie

I want to see it- I grew up watching this show with my mom and grandma. it was one of the things mom and I agreed about and liked watching, so I definitely want to see it. I just need to wait for it to hit the avalon (think nickel arcade with 3 movie theaters, with admission at $4 for their star att...
by t-note
Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 732394

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

As to the current discussion of Code Geass, I could say it's alright. I've seen things I would consider better, but that's my opinion. I watched that maybe 13 years ago? wow that dates me. I would recommend Petshop of horrors. very neat concept, if it is a bit used. It has a nice twist on it which m...
by t-note
Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 732394

Re: Go Away Dub Watchers: The Proper Anime Thread

It occurred to me when I saw this thread, that perhaps...although after reading the most recent page perhaps I'm wrong...someone here would be able to tell me which one this is, because it was a subtitled anime (not dubbed) and to me at least seems obscure. this has been driving me crazy for 10 year...
by t-note
Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Are video games a waste of time? why or why not?
Replies: 135
Views: 20224

Re: Are video games a waste of time? why or why not?

Have you even seen the last 20 videogame movies? Sure. And of those 20, I'd say 19 of them failed to capture the spirit of the game they're representing. Again, you're looking at the issue of the protagonist on the silver screen not doing the shit you, the gamer, did. Also, if you're talking about ...
by t-note
Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The "I Did Good" thread
Replies: 181
Views: 121055

Re: The "I Did Good" thread

my accomplishment feels lame- I started a food journal. (desk job with head set that doesn't give a whole lot of exercising options.) I hope to celebrate more firsts soon- like actually using the exercise tapes I have with my one year old.
*edit
I even included times!
by t-note
Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 751
Views: 250817

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name

just off the top of my head from a depressing films thread it sounds like grave of fireflies. sad cartoon about girl and boy in ww2.... yes, that does sound like grave of the fireflies. very much so. there was a dream sequence in it...actually there were many dream sequences.... the boy was remembe...
by t-note
Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 751
Views: 250817

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name

this has been driving me crazy for 10 years. it's a japanese animated film that came out I think late 90's possibly 2000 or 2001. NO IT IS NOT DUBBED It was shown at sakura con in one of the 3 (4?) screening rooms they had set up. I've tried finding an archive of movies they've shown since but they ...
by t-note
Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: If you could combine two(or more) games
Replies: 228
Views: 40874

Re: If you could combine two(or more) games

If you are going that route, what about halo+pokemon? or halo + bakugan brawlers?
by t-note
Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0666: "Silent Hammer"
Replies: 113
Views: 24371

Re: "Silent Hammer" Discussion

I thought people would have noticed the Get Smart reference. There was an episode about a man like this. I do. I used to watch that show all the time with my grandma, and the second you mentioned it, that scene popped into my head. LOL and my further comments are this: I've had that very thought ma...
by t-note
Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4917
Views: 658900

Re: Doctor Who

Personally I think amy/emily is acting more like the doctor than the new doctor. so far it seems like she is saving him, and not the other way around. They really are playing that up way too much, as well as her hinted-at unrequited love with the doctor. Example; the star whale episode. Seriously- ...
by t-note
Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: If you could combine two(or more) games
Replies: 228
Views: 40874

Re: If you could combine two(or more) games

red ninja + jade empire = fixed movement for red ninja & more locations for jade empire...YAY! what a fun rpg that would be! :twisted:
by t-note
Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: The Great (INTERNATIONAL!) Seattle Meetup of 2010: June 12th
Replies: 164
Views: 27991

Re: Great Seattle Meetup of 2010: June 12th

Hmm... I don't have a car, but there are assorted methods of getting from Vancouver to Seattle (including train and Greyhound). I might take a stab at getting there if I can arrange pickup/dropoff from a station, and a convenient hotel room or summat. Count me in for about a 33% probability... vanc...
by t-note
Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Game Master/Dungeon Master Conference Hall
Replies: 216
Views: 41521

Re: Game Master/Dungeon Master Conference Hall

when things get boring I pull out the ol' standby side quest that I only reserve for the very few who actually like this sort of thing- I tried it on one group and it epic failed. but another group who was just more into having fun than anything seemed to like it lots. I call it "hotel/inn hell...

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